Sale by Messrs. Wm. Deip and Son. MOSTYN HALL. COUNTY OF FLINT. Attractive Sale of valuable Carriage and Cart Horses, Milch Cows, Store Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Implements in Husbandry, Harness and Saddlery, Carriage, Stacks of Hay, Straw, Potatoes, &c. Also the Cellar of Curious, Rare, and Choice Old Wines. MESSRS. WM. DEW AND SON ARE instructed by the Representatives of the JLA. late Right Honourable Lord Mostyn, to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at Mostyn Hall, on THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, THE 1ST AND 2ND DAYS OF MAY, 1884, The following superior LIVE and DEAD STOCK: 10 Handsome and powerful Cart Horses and Colts. 50 Welsh and Scotch Wedders and Ewes. 16 Cross-bred Milch Cows. 13 Two-year-old Bulijcks and Heifers. 12 Yearling ditto. 6 Calves. 4 Berkshire Open Sows and Boar. 6 Three-months-old Porkers. Pair of valuable carrriage horses, poultry, geese, docks. An assortment of carriages, comprising a large break, chariot, barouche, phaeton, White- vhapel, and four-wheel dog cart. A collection of implements in husbandry, comprising carts, patent c tedding machine, single and double K 8, scuffler, cultivator, harrows, horse rakes, field rollers, a collection of superior harness, Baddlery. and gearing. About 20 tons of magnum bonum. 8kye blue, and Scotch champion potatoes, 60 hobbets of wheat, about 30 tons of well-harvested hay of 1882 and 1883, about ten tons of wheat straw, &c. Also the cellar of curious, rare, and choice old WINES, comprising "Harley" and "Coats" brown sherry, bottled in 1791, 1796, and 1845, grand old Madeira, bottled by "Griffitb" in 1778, 1794, and 1815, and ditto, bottled by Days" in 1845; rum, bottled in 1761; cherry brandy, bock, sauterne, &c. Luncheon will be providod by Mr. Smith of the Mostyn Hotel, Mostyn Station. SALB TO COMMENCE AT ELEVEN A.M. PBOMPT, Catalogues may be had at any of the principal Hotels in North Wales; of Mr. EVANS, Farm Bailiff, Mostyn Hall the AUCTIONEERS, Bangor, Rhyl, and Denbigh. COUNTY OF FLINT. Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878. CAERWYS FAIR CAN BE HELD ON Tuesday, April 29th, 1884 (Thai is, if no Infectious Dtsease breaks out within Two Miles from the said Borough). PETER BROWNE, CHIEF INSPECTOR. Chief Constable's Office, Rhyl, April 16th, 1884. MR. W. G. EVE LEI G H L. Mus., T. C., L., HAVING been appointed Organist and Choir- H master to the Parish Church, Holywell, is prepared to take pupils in the town and neighbour- hood. Choral Societies and Choirs trained at moderate terms, which may be had at his residence, WBLL STBEST, Holywell. FLINTSHIRE DISPLNSARY7 A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING of the Subscribers to this Institution, will be held at the BOABD-BOOH, Bagillt-street, Holywell, on WEDNESDAY, the 30th April, 1884, at Noon, for the purpose of electing a HOUSE SURGEON. W. T. COLE, Secretary. Board-room, Holywell, April 17th, 1884. FLINT BRICK & TILE CO., WORKS, FLINT, NORTH WALES. DESCRIPTION of Goods always in Stock Common Building Bricks, Best Rock Bricks, Red Pressed Bricks, Stable Bricks, Arch and Closier Bricks, Plinth and Split Bricks, Red Floor- ing Tiles, Checquered Tiles, Garden Tiles, Gutter Tiles, Bearers, &c. Goods made to any pattern. Prices and terms on application to the Secretary Thomas Eaton. ST. W INEFRIDE'S CONVENT, WELL STREET, HOLYWELL. BOARDING and DAY SCHOOL for JD Young Ladies. Course of instruction:— Thorough English Instrumental Music; Singing (Tonio Sol-fa taught thoroughly) Drawing Painting; Plain and Fancy Needlework. French, taught by Natives. German by Professor Junod. Dancing, Mrs. Edwards, of Chester (Lessons every Friday). APOTHECARIES HALL. HOLYWELL. JOHN CARMAN, FAMILY AND DISPENSING CHEMIST BEGS to call attention to the following list of approved Family Medicines, &c., which he can with confidence recommend. CARMAN'S INVIGORATING SALINE, This Saline compound is recommended for Bilous constitu i tions, Heartburn, Headache, Sea sickness, &c. In bottles In. 9d. each. QUININE WINE TONIC, a bottles ls. and as. each. CARMAN'S INFANTS CARMINATIVE, An agreeable Medicine renowned for its efficacy in prevent- ing or removing the disorders to which Infancy is liable, such I as Convulsions, Wind, Gripes, Difficult Tee thin &c &c. In bottles 7ad., Is. ljd. and 2a. 9d. each. CABMAN'S COUGH LOZENGES. CARMAN'S TIC PILLS. CARMAN'S WORM POWDERS. CARMAN'S PERSIAN ESSENCE, A delightful and refreshing perfume. In bottles Is., is 6d and 2a. 6d. each. CARMAN'S COMPOUND ANTIBILOUS AND FAMILY PERIAENT PILLS. CABMAN'S CELEBRATED lIAIB RESTOREB, In bottles is. 6d. each. EXTRA STRONG SEIDLITZ POWDERS, Is. per box. PATENT MEDICINES, PERFUMERY, TOOTH BRUSHES, SCENTED SOAPS, AND OTHER TOILET REQUISITES. MINERAL AND iERATED WATERS. Pulma Water, Friedcriekshall Water, Hunyadi, Janes Water or any other Foreign Mineral Waters not in stock obtained at a few days notice. HOMOEOPATHY, A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF Tinctures, Globules, Pilules, and Triturations. HORSE AND CATTLE MEDICINES. PILS, PAINTS, & COLOURS, OF THE BEST QUALITY AGENT FOB THE— AQUA CRYSTAL SPECTACLES. LICENSED TO SELL METHYLATED SPIRIT. ANY ARTICLE NOT IN STOCK PROCURED WITH THE LE \S7 POSSIBLE DELAY THE BLUE RIBBON LIFE, ACCIDENT, MUTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL INSUR- ANCE COMPANY LIMITED.—" The Total Abstainers Own Life Assurance Co." requires Agents, Ordinary and Industrial.—Apply to the Managing Director, Head Office, Colmore Chambers NewhftU street, Bizuiiu-beim. 0 ^Sale by Messrs. Churton, Elphick Sf Co. IMPORTANT ANNUAL SALE BY AUCTION AT BODRRYDDAN, NEAR RHYL, A First-class Station on the Chester and Holyhead Railway, and about One Mile and a Half from Rhuddlan Station, on the Vale of Clwyd Railway, by JMESSRS CHURTON, ELPHICK AND CO. ON THURSDAY, THE 24TH DAY OF APRIL, 1884, OF 160 Very ripe FAT SHEEP. 20 Shearling Shropshire-down EWES. 13 Shropshire-down RAMS. 4 PIGS. 24 FAT BULLOCKS and COWS. 4 First-class Pure-bred Short-hom Pedigree BULLS, and 2 Other Short-horn BULLS. The whole the property of Major RoWLEY CONWY, One week's keep allowed. Any Stock left longer than a week will be charged for at the rate of Is. 6d. per head a day for Cattle, and 2|d. each a day for Sheep. Lunch on the Table at Eleven. Sale at Twelve punctually. N.B.—Catalogues may be had of Mr. BELL, Agent, Bodrhyddan, Rhyl; or the AUCTIONEERS, Messrs. CHUBTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS and RIOHABD- SON, Chester. *fSoR SALE BY PRIVATE TENDER—TWO _T COTTAGES and GARDENS, situate at New Brighton, near the Boot, Bagillt.—Tenders to be sent to Mr. JACOB DAVIES. New Brighton, Bagillt. ^TENDERS are invited for the purchase or A lease of 7*14 or 21 years of all those FOUR COTTAGES, Garden, Ground and Quillet (together or separately), now in the occupation of Messrs. Thomas Edwards and Daniel Hushes, and the TWO ADJOINING COTTAGES, alf situate at Pen-yr- hwylfa, Holywell, North Wales, near the well- known Milwr Mine. Tenders are to be sent to Mr. PABTON PARRY, 31, Prospect Row, Woolwich, of whom particulars may be obtained. oit VRYDDYN SCHOOL BOARD. TENDERS are invited for the ERECTION of a BOARD SCHOOL at Black Diamond. Plans and Specifications to be seen at Mr. Gibbon's office, Coed Talon, near Mold, on and after MONDAY, April 7th, 1884. The person whose tender is accepted will be required to find approved security for the comple- tion of the contract, and to pay the cost of the same, as well as the solicitor's fee for drawing up the agreement. Tenders to be sent in under cover, and endorsed Tender for Board School," not later than April 28th, 1884, to Mr. JOSEPH RIGBY, Abbot's Hayes, Chester. The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. JOSEPH RIGBY, PRELIMIS' Clerk to the Board. y PRELIMINARY NOTICE. "TOWER OF CAMBRIA LODGE," I No. 498, ORDER OF DRUIDS, HOLY WELL. THE ANNIVERSARY GALA DAY Will be held in a convenient Field in the Strand ON WHIT-MONDAY NEXT. Fall particulars will shortly appear. Lodge-room, Cross Keys Inn, Holywell. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. COURT "LLOYD MOSTYN," No. 983, ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS, HOLYWELL. THE Members of the above Society intend having a GALv DAY ON WHIT-MONDAY NEXT. Full particulars, will appear shortly. V 1884. FLINT CASTLE LODGE, Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, M.U., FLINT. THE ABOVE SOCIETY WILL HOLD THEXB ANNIVERSARY ON W HIT-TUESDA Y NEXT, JuM^rd, ATHLETIC SPORTS, &c., Will take place on a well-appointed course in the afternoon. Several valuable prizes will be offered for competition. Programmes may be had after the 20th MAY, from the SECRETARY, on receipt of lid, in postage stamps. JOHN FOULKES, SECRETARY, MOUNT STREET, FLINT. KANE HOLIDAY, 1884. THE ANNUAL GRAND GALA DAY OF THE LOYAL LORD MOSTYN LODGE, < WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH. Special attractions will be provided, of which due notice will be given. Musical BENSON'S MUSICAL BOXES BOXES OF SPECIAL MAKE AND QUALITY, AT WHOLESALE PRICES, Patent I I long playing" Man- doline Tromolo, Piccolo, and J63 Os. Od. Sublime Harmony Boxes, also with Bells, Castagnettes, and Zither accompaniments, and interchangeable Barrels. to THE LARGEST STOCK IN LONDON, ON VIEW AT THE STEAM FACTORY, 62 AND 64, LTJDGATE HILL. £ 150 Os. Od. f Illustrated Catalogues Free. I V Sale by Vi-. floycl. MONDAY, APRIL 21st, 1884. HIGHLY IMPORTANT SALE. 420 Lots will be offered, including 130 Head of Cattle, 20 Horses, 120 breeding Sows and Pigs, Poultry, 100 Sacks of Beans, Barley, 200 Measures of Potatoes, Patent Cheese Vat for 50 Cows, the whole of the Implements for a 500 acre farm, Gears, Dairy Vessels, Furniture, Bacon, Hams, &c., &c., at T PLAS UCHA, WIIITFORD, MOSTYN, HOLYWELL, situate 1i miles from Mostyn Station, on the Chester and Holyhead Railway, 4 from Holy- well, and 5 from Caerwys. I MR. LLOYD HAS been favored with instructions from Mr. R. J. ROBEBTS (who is retiring from farm- ing) to SELL BY AUCTION, in his farmyard, at Plas Ucha, on MONDAY, THE 21ST DAY OF APRIL, 1884, At 11 o'clock, the whole of his valuable FARMING STOCK and Effects, TO BE SOLD IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER At 11.0 o'clock, the 148 lots of Implements, will include 3 waggons, '8 carts, 1 combined reaping and mowing machine, 1 self-delivering reaper, nearly new, 8-horse power steam engine and box, two- horse power for chopping, 2 straw cutters, turnip pulpers, mash waggon, new winnowing m -hine, 1 flat roller, 1 Cambridge roller, 6 sets of iron Trows, 4 Llanypwll wheel ploughs, 2 turnip scv tiers, 2 ridging ploughs, 2 capital corn drills, 2 turnip and manure drills, chain harrows, cultivator, corn bins, sheep racks and troughs, straw cribs, weighing machine, ladders, iron and wood hurdles, together with 50 lots of various farm tools. TRAPS, &c.-One stylish dog cart, 1 useful shandry, 1 low trap. BEANS, BARLEY, &c.-At 12 o'clock, 100 sacks of beans, 50 sacks of barley, 200 measures of potatoes, a few early potatoes. 112 PIGs-At 12.30, Three sows with 32 pigs, 15 breeding sows and gilts, pedigree boar, fat pig, 60 strong store pigs. GEARS, HARNESS, &c.-At 12.45, Five sets of chain gears, 5 sets of thrill gears, 4 sets of ploughing tackle, 2 sets of harness, 2 riding saddles and bridles, head collar, &c. Immediately before the Cattle-PATENT CHEESE VAT, -Cluett's patent cheese making apparatus, suitable for 50 cows, and curd mill (new). 130 CATTLE.—To be sold at 1.30 o'clock. 30 Grand young Dairy Cows, 25 Fat and rearing Calves, 2 Two-year-old Stock Bulls, 3 Fresh young Barrens. 30 Two-year-old outlying Stirks and Bullocks, 38 Yearling Heifers and Bullocks (by pedigree sire). 2 Do. Bulls. 20 RORSES.-To be sold at 3.30.-A grand and well-known team of 7 powerful young waggon horses and in-foal mares, 4 two-year-old cart colts. 2 stylish cobs about 15 hands, 2 cobs about 14.2, 3 half-bred colts, including a roadster entire cob by Alonza." By permission, the property of H. A. Cope, Esq., Holywell, a valuable brougham horse or weight carrying hunter, five year old, about 16'1, a very promising bay colt, three years old. about 15'1. POULTRY.—50 Head of Poultry, 3 geese, 1 gander, 3 ducks, 1 drake. q DAIBY VESSELS.—100 lots of Dairy Vessels and Furniture to be sold at 3 o'clock by Mr. Evans; 25 pair of cheese vats, 6 patent milking cans, milk carriers, cheese stools, 2 patent cheese presses, capital churn, milk seive, steins, salt chest, curd breakers,4 &c. BACON AND HAMS.—Several lots of excellent honte- cured bacon and hams. 1 FURNITURE.-Magnificent- ■oftfr chpffdnior glass dated 1697, 2 oak hall- large and nearly new -howeekK"i tables, chairs, screen, beds and bedst% jtffiiffiliwfl clothes-maid, washing machines, Trains for sale leave Wrexham at 8"6 and 11'15, Chester 9'25 and 12 o'clock, arriving at 21fostyn at 10-14 and 12*48. The Auctioneer wishes to invite special attention to the above large and important Sale. CATALOGUES BEADY. Refreshments at 10 o'clock. Sale will commence puotually at 11 o'clock. Office-Eyton House, Wrexham. If 0 BE SOL D—Ten Tons of MAGNUM JL BONUM POTATOES, for immediate use or for planting.—Apply at TWLL FARM, near Holywell. 0 & '5 A -L PATENT I I MEDICINE. /V m tyJJ At, N, 1 T. HU G H E 8 PATENT DIURETIC MEDICINE. FOR all Disorders of the Kidneys—indicated by .1' Pains in the Loins, Lumbago, violent Head- aches, Pain and difficulty in passing Urine, high coloured and acrid Urine, suppression of Urine and Dropsy. DosE.-A Wine glassful every night and morning 1 I 1 XT Gr H E S 9 T. ][I U G H E S PATENT ASTHMA MEDICINE. INVALUABLE in Chest complaints generally, I where there is tightness of the Chest and difficulty of breathing, ccugh with little or no ex- pectoration,—particulary serviceable in all Asthma tic attacks. DOSE.—One Tablespoonfui when the Cought's troublesome, or when there is great -ujUculty at breathing. PRICE, 2s. 6]). PER BOTTLE. V T. HUGHES' HERB AND FRUIT SALINE The most valuable Saline yet offered to the world This Saline is prepared only from the PUREST ESSENCES of FRUITS and HERBS, containing NO MINERAL INGREDIENT WHATEVER, and can be taken without the least fear of doing harm by the most delicate Invalid. DosE.-Two Teaspoonfuls, in Half a Tumbler of cold or tepid water, before Breakfa.st and Tea; somewhat smaller Doses fcr Children. 4W Be careful to use a dry spoon, and keep the bottle tightly corked. PRICE, 2s. 6D. AND 4s. 6D. PER BOTTLE. PROPBIETOR- T. HUGHES, BRYNFORD, HOLYWELL. AGENTS— HOLYWELL—Mr. Joseph Hague, Italian Warehouse. —Mr. Jones (lateF. E. Turner), CheTui st. BAGILLT—Mr. Gratton Thomas, Chemist FLINT—Mr. Michael Jones, Chemist and Druggist. MOLD-Robert Williams, Chemist. RHYL—Mr. Davies, Chemist. -Afr. Foulkes, Chemist. CONN AH'H QUAY—Mr. K. Ll. Jones, Medical Hall. LAMPETER—Mr. Roderick Evans, Chemisi and Druggist. mdeby Messrs. R. D. Roberts Son. Sale of Valuable Freohold and Leasehold Properties in the Parishes of Holywoll and Flint. MESSES. H, D. ROBERTS & SON, WILL SELL BY AUCTION, UN THURSDAY, THE 1ST DAY OF MAY NEXT, AT THE TOWN HAL L, FLINT, At Two p.m. precisely, in such lots as will be announced in our next issue, the following VALUABLE PROPERTIES :— FREEHOLDS AT FLINT. TWO PIECES OF LAND situate near to the town of Flint, containing respectively Two acres and 3a. 2r. 6p. or thereabouts, called "Lady's Two Acre" and" Caeau Tarlton." Valuable beds of clay are known to exist under these lands from which bricks and tiles of superior quality are now being manufactured by the Flint Brick and Tile Company. This property will be sold subject to, and with the benefit of the existing Lease of the Clay there- under for an unexpired term of sixteen years or thereabouts, and which Lease reserves an annual minimum rent of JE30, and royalties (merging in such minimum rent) of one shilling- per ton of clay, and two shillings per thousand bricks. THREE COTTAGES situate in "Nailor's Row," Flint, in the occupation of Captain Pierce and others. A VALUABLE PLOT of building land adjoin- ing "The Redan" Inn, in the thriving town of Flint. A COTTAGE AND GARDEN adjoining The Volunteer Arms," Flint, in the occupation of Mr. John Tomley. FREEHOLDS AT HOLYWELL. All that capital PIECE OF ARABLE LAND called" Adwy Amod," containing 4a. Or. 24p., and four several pieces of land near thereto, containing together 3a. 3r. 31p. with the mines and minerals under the same respectively, all situate in the parish of Holywell, and on the old road leading from Holywell to Halkyn. The Minerals under these Lands are believed to be extremely valuable, as they adjoin the "North Henblas Mine Company's Sett," and strong veins of LEAD of superior quality .have already been discovered therein. The Lands in Flint and Holywell Parishes arc very favorably situate for the erection of Villa Residences, and command charming and extensive views of the estuary of the Dee and the Cheshire coast. LEASEHOLDS AT HOLYWELL. All the remainder now to come (being 39 years) of the Lease of the several Messuages, Cottages and Gardens known as MOUNT PLEASANT, GREENFIELD, producing a net rental, after payment of ground rent and other outgoings of X69 per annum. For further particulars apply to Mr. H. A. COPE, Solicitor, Holywell, or to the AUCTIONEERS. Auction Oiiices, Wellington Chambers, Rhyl, 16th April, 1884. V PARTMENTS WANTED by a Gentleman in ix oi near Flint. State terms, and address,to the Office of this Paper. ANTED-MAN to attend to Garden, Horse, l T &c. Good cottage and garden.—Apply, Mr. GRIERSON, Bryn Tirion, Bagillt. ANTED a good plain COOK, in a small T Y family, in the Country.—Apply, A.B." at the Observer" Office. LET—A nice ROOMY-HOUSE, at JL Brynford.—Address, BKYNFOKD RECTOBY. HE COWDALE, HOLWAY.—LEY FOR JL CATTLE: Good Pasturage and Water.— Apply to MR^JINMNC ROGEBS, Liverpool Arms, Holway. VpHE GREENFIELD HALL LEY for Horses X and Cattle, will OPEN on May 12th. Terms as before. Payment for the Ley to be made before the animals are taken out. fO BE LET, a commodious HOUSE, SHOP and BAKEHOUSE, well-situated in Station- road, Greenfield. Immediate possession may bo obtained.—Apply to Mr. JOSEPH PETERS, Panton Place, Holywell. VM) BE LET, HOPE COTTAGE, PENYMAES, JL near HOLYWELL, containing two Sitting-rooms, two Kitchens, and five Bedrooms, with out-offices and excellent Garden.—Apply to Mr. EDWARD FOULKES, Well-street, Holywell. W5UBLIC-H0USE TO BE LET—that well- JL known and old-established fuli-licensed Public-house, known as the 11 BLACK HORSE," Buckley; this is an opening seldom to be met with in the trade, and to an enterprising tenant every encouragement will be given.—Apply, KELSTERTON BREWERY COMPANY, Flint. INTSIIIRE.-TO BE LET, with immediate JL possession, a desirable FARM called GLED- LOM," comprising about 134 acres of arable and pasture land, with suitable farm house and buildings. The farm is in good condition, and situated near the villages of Nannerch and Ysceifiog, and about one mile from Nannerch Station, on the Mold and Denbigh Railway.—For particulars apply to Mr. ISAAC TAYLOR, Land Agent, Flint. E OLD MEDICAL HALL. HIGH STREET, HOLYWELL. SAMUEL JONES (LATE F. E. TURNER), DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHEMIST (QUALIFIED BY EXAMINATION), EEGS respectfully to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and the Inhabitants of Holywell and the districts surrounding that he has entered upon the business so successfully carried on at the above address by the late Mr. F. E. TURNER, and trusts by personal and prompt attention to merit a con- tinuance of the favors bestowed, upon his predecessoi PRESCRIPTIONS AND FAMILY KECIPES Dispensed with the greatest care and promptitude. DRUGS AND CHEMICALS Of the purest quality. ALL GENUINE PATENT MEDICINES KEPT IN STOCK. ORANGE QUININE WINE Prepared according to the Pharmacopoeia, particularly adapted for delicate persons. PURE COD LIVER OIL, NEARLY TASTELESS. Antibilious, Aperient, Compound Rhubarb, Quinine, Ton and other Pills. RADICOR The painless and perfect cure for hard and soft Corns, Warts and Bunions. Free from any irritant or injurious ingredient. Radicor is a new dis- covery, and is most remarkable in its unfailing effect. Has been proved by many to be a positive and safe remedy. After a few applications the Corn may easily be removed, leaving the skin soft and smooth, as iu a healthy state. Full directions accompany each bottle. Price, 7 }d. and Is. 1 }d. 2 2 each. Apollinaris, Friedrichshall, Vichy and other Natural Minora Waters. MINERAL AND JERATED WATERS IN STOCK. EXQUISITE PERFUMERY AND TOILET REQUISITE TURKKY AND HONEYCOMB SPONUES. OILS, PAINTS, COLOURS AND VARNISHES. IIORSE AND CATTLE MEDICINES. SHEEP DIPPING POWDERS, &c., &c. THE OLD MEDICAL HALL, HIGH STREET, HOLYWELL. It is requested that our correspondents will favor us with reports of local events as soon after their occurrence as possible, so as to ensure insertion of the reports in the next issue. We shall be glad to receive timely intimation of any meetings about to take place. Letters intended for publication should be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. We cannot undertake to return rejected MSS. The Observer is delivered at the Post Office in ample time to be forwarded on Thursday night to our distant subscribers.
The Right Rev. Robert Bickersteth, Bishop of Ripon, died on Tuesday, in his 68th year. His lordship who was consecrated second Bishop of Ripon in 1857, for some time past had been in very feeble health. A fire broke out late on Wednesday night in one of the pits of the Wrexham and Acton Colliery, Rhosddu, Wrexham. A wall built up to localise the fire was blown down, and yesterday efforts were renewed for smothering the flames. Fortunately all the men were got out of the pit without injury. Many of our readers will be pleased to learn that in response to a memorial forwarded by Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., the Prime Minister has made a grant of zEI50 out of the Royal Bounty Fund to the fund which is being raised for the widow and children of the Rev. Dr. Hugh Jones, Principal of the Baptist College, Llang ollon.
ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. The result of the voting for the Guardians in the parishes of Holywell, Llanasa, and Newmarket, was ascertained on Wednesday evening, the return- ing officer (Mr. E. J. Davies) having been engaged during the day in examining the voting papers and counting up the votes. The returns were as follows: HOLYWELL. Four of the retiring guardians have been re- elected, the new guardian elected being Mr. Isaac Hughes, of Bedol. Mr. Owen Jones, Holywell 675 Mr. J. Kerfoot Evans, Holywell 625 Mr. Samuel Davies, Bagillt 606 11 Mr. Joseph Garner, Holywell. 591 Mr. Isaac Hughes, Bagillt 581 Rev. J. E. Jones, Bagillr 519 Mr. R. Baldwin, Greenfield. 372 Rev. D. Jones, Brynford 358 LLANASA. The two gentlemen first named in the subjoined list were elected. Mr. Enoch Lewis, Mostyn Quay 252 Mr. John Owens, Brynllystyn.. 202 Mr. John Brooks, Penyffordd. 172 Mr. Edwin Parry, Old Hall. 139 Mr. A. Parry, Meusyddgwynion 96 NEWMARKET. One guardian is required for this parish, and. the Rector of Newmarket was again elected. Rev. D. Williams, The Rectory.. G4 Mr. Ellis, Graig Arthur 12 [The foregoing appeared in our second edition of last week]. Considerable interest was manifested in Holywell and Llanasa parishes. In the former parish several of the candidates and their friends canvassed most energetically, but notwithstanding 376 blank voting papers were returned, and 143 were wrongly filled up. -The contest in Llanasa was the first of the kind that ever took place in that parish, and the novelty of the election caused much excitement. The bulk of the candidates and their supporters canvassed and worked with vigour. Mr. Alfred Parry alone we are told abstained from doing so, and his defeat is generally regretted, as after his experience of from 35 to 40 years as guardian, the Board will lose the services of a well-tried and experienced official. Seventy-two blank voting papers were returned, and 55 spoilt.-The contest at Newmarket apparently was a walk-over, as the figures will show. Their were 5 spoilt, and 29 blank papers in this parish.
HOL YWELL. THE SPRING ASSIZES. In the North Wales Division the sitting begins on the 22nd inst., at Carnarvon, and the judges go to Chester on the 25th. Sir Watkin and Lady Williams Wynn are now staying at Worthing, where, although the state of Sir Watkin's foot continues to be regarded as serious, his health on the whole is good. Mr. Ignatius Williams, of the North Wales Circuit, has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor stipendiary magistrate of Pontypridd, in succession to Mr. Williams, appointed county court judge for Mid-Wales. J J e GOOD FRIDAY.—Beautiful weather prevailed on Good Friday, and to those who regarded the occasion more as a holiday than one of sacred associations, the opportunity of enjoying the day in out-door exercise was most favorable. FASHIONABLE MARRIAGES. The marriage of Captain A. E. Morgan, late 71st Highland Light Infantry, and Miss M. Ada Cross, took place at St Stephen's Church, Dulwich on Wednesday. A marriage will shortly take place between Mr. Cayley, eldest son of Sir G. A. Cayley, Bart., and Miss Stuart-Wortley. CHAPEL STREET CTIAPEL.-The annual preaching meeting at the Chapel-street Welsh Independent Chapel commenced on Thursday evening last, and was continued throughout Good Friday, the preachers being the Revs. J. Alun Roberts, B.D., Holyhead; R. Rowlands, Trefivs, and D. M. Jenkins, Liverpool. There were large congrega- tions at the several services, and the sermons delivered were eloquent and impressive. CHURCH SERVICES.—On Good Friday there was English service in tho parish church in the morning, and Welsh service in the evening, the preachers being the Rev. R. O. Williams, M.A. (vicar), and the Rev. E. Mayhew Jones, B.A. The offertory on Easter-Sunday was, as usual, given to the funds of the Ladies' District Visiting Society. A special service was also held in the parish church on Monday morning. The Duchess of Westminster has presented Madame Marie Rozo with a bracelet inlaid with pearls and diamonds in commemoration of a recent visit which the distinguished and charming lady paid to Eaton Hall. The Duke and Duchess of Westminster with a fashionable company attended Chester Theatre during Madame Marie Roze's engagement, and subsequently Colonel Mapleson and his wife were guests at the hall for a few days. PEN'DREF CHAPEL.—The usual Easter preaching meeting at Pen'dref Chapel commenced on Sunday and was continued throughout Monday, the special preachers on the occasion being the Revs. Ishmael Evans, Rhyl; Hugh Hughes, Llangollen, and David Young, Cardiff (chairman of the South Wales District Meeting). The congregations, as is usual at these meetings, were very large especially on Easter-Monday and eloquent sermons were delivered by the eminent ministers. BALL.—On Easter Monday evening, a ball was given in the new Assembly-hall, by the members of the Battalion Band of the Flintshire and Carnar- vonshire Rifle Volunteers, the reunion having been arranged by the bandsmen for the purpose of rais- ing funds for the purchase of a presentation cornet for Bandmaster Edward Jones, who has for many years been the efficient leader of the band, and whose thorough musical abilities arc well-known. There was a good attendance, and dancing was kept up with vigour for some hours to the sweet music of the band. THE HOLY WEEK SERVICES AT ST. DAVID'S, PANTASAPII, were on the same lines as in former years. The Tencbne services were rendered on the afternoons of Wednesday, Thursday and Good Friday. On Thursday, High Mass was sung by the Very Rev. Father Modestus, assisted by Fathers Bernard and Marianus. On Good Friday, the Mass of the Presanctified was at nine o'clock, and in the afternoon the Tenebrae were followed by the Stations of the Cross. On Easter Sunday, Solemn High Mass was sung by the Very Rev. Father Modestus, the deacon and sub-deacon being Father Bernard and Father John, after which took placp the pro- cession and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacra- ment. The procession, in which some fifty or sixty persons took part, through the Cemetery and grounds of the Monastery, had a very solemn effect. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.—A series of special sermons will be held in this chapel next week, the preachers being the Revs. D. B. Hooke, Rhyl; H. Barrow Williams, Wrexham; Thomaa Nicholson, Denbigh; D, B. Evans, Mold; David Oliver and Owen Thomas, M.A., Holywell. On Tuesday evening a general society will be held. CARRIAGE ACCIDENT.-An accident, fortunately unattended with any serious results, happened on Sunday morning last, to a carriage belonging to Mr. Tomkins, of Penypylle, as it was being driven to town. The horse, through some means or other, bolted, and the shafts of the carriage were broken, the occupants escaping uninjured. The horse with the broken shafts dangling at its side, ran,direct to the stables at the King's Head Hotel. ST. WINEFRIDE'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL.— Services were held at the above Chapel on Good Friday when the passion sermon was preached by the Rev. Father Swift, from the seven last words of our Saviour on the Cross. The services were continued throughout Easter. The altar decorationg were very skilfully executed, and presented a very pretty appearaucee a splended display of flowers being sent from private conservatories THE CYCLISTS.—The first run of the season of the Holywell Cycle Club took place on Good Friday, when a start was made at eleven o'clock from the Kings Head Hotel, the headquarters of the club, and also of the Cyclist Touring Club for Abergele. The weather was exceptionally fine, and a very enjoyable run took place, the route chosen being through Newmarket, Rhuddlan, and Bodelwyddan to Abergele. After partaking of dinner at the Bee Hotel, the wheelmen made a rapid run for home, the return journey being through St. Asaph. On Easter-Monday the members had a run to Mold, but the rain which had fallen made the ground much heavier for travelling than it was on Good Friday. EASTER-MONDAY IN HOLYWELL. -Easter- Monday has been regarded as a general holiday in Holywell before the time when, by the intervention of a "sainted" Lubbock, the day was declared to be the first Bank Holiday of the year, and the rule so long established was generally observed this year. Business was for the most part suspended during the day, and a large number of holiday-makers and pleasure seekers paraded the streets. A few stalls and photographic saloons were pitched in High- street after the fashion of the oft-spoken of good old days," when the market was held in the open air. In a field adjoining the Halkyn-street Board School a number of shooting galleries, swing boats, merry-go-rounds and shows contributed to the ''fun of the fair," and here the juvenile portion of the holiday-makers found ample amusement. The weather was dull, with occasional showers of rain, and a cold wind prevailed. VISIT OF THE REV. RICHARD OWEN.—This well- known Evangelist visited Holywell on Tuesday last, and preached three sermons in Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. For some time prior to the morning, afternoon and evening services, prayer meetings were held to invoke divine blessing on the services of the preacher, whose almost incessant labors in the towns and villages of North Wales, marked as they have been, with undoubted success, have rendered his name familiar in almost every household in the northern portion of the Principality. The peculiar fascination by which the preacher holds his hearers was strikingly shown at Tuesday's services, when the large chapel was densely crowded, especially in the evening, the seats and aisles in the body of the chapel and galleries being densely packed, and some were uuablc to get even standing room within the build- ing. The large congregation included persons from the towns and villages around Holywell, and not a few had travelled many miles for the purpose of listening to the discourses of the acceptable revival- ist preacher. At the close of each service the names of persons wishing to become members of the churches of the several denominations were n'n 0 received, and in the evening service alone twenty- four persons intimated their intention of becoming church members. On Wednesday evening, an united society" was held in Chapel-street Chapel for the purpose of encouraging those who were desirous of joining the churches. We are informed that the Rev. Richard Owen has promised to visit Holywell for a week during the month of July. DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT.—On Tuesday evening last, a dramatic entertainment was given in St. Winefride's Hospice, by the members of the St. Winefride's Young Men's Clnb. The spacious room was decorated with suitable mottoes, and the attendance was tolerably large. The first part of the entertainment was taken up with the performance of a sacred drama, entitled "Joseph and his brethren." The performers dis- played considerable talent in the histrionic art, some of the characters being exceedingly well represented, Mr. A. Durken's representation of Benjamin being deserving of special mention Mr. Goddard, as Simeon was also much appre- ciated, and the acting on the whole reflected great credit on the members of the St. Winefride's Club. The following were the dramatis persona —Joseph', the Prime minister of Pharoah, (Mr. C. M. Leaning), Utabal, Joseph's steward (Mr. A. Conlon), An officer, (Mr. J.J.Moran), Simeon (Mr. H. Goddard), Naphtali, (Mr. J. Dolman), Reuben (Mr. F. Conlon), Benjamin (Mr. A. Durken), the last four characters were Joseph's brothers; Jacob, Joseph's father (Mr. J. Durken). Joseph's other brothers, with soldiers, guards, Egyptians and other persons were represented. An interval took place at the con- clusion of the piece, when excellent selections of music were played by the young ladies of the Convent School, and Mr. A. Durkin sang Hutchinson's favorite ballad Ehren on the Rhine," with good taste, and was deservedly applauded. Mr. Goddard followed with a comic ditty, and was warmly received and recalled. The second part of the programme commenced with a comic farce in one act, which bore the title of a "Thumping Legacy," in which was represented the comic adventures of a hilarious Englishman, or a true Briton," as he styled himself, in Corsica. The piece throughout was very amusing, and created continual outbursts of laughter. The scene was in an inn on the island of Corsica, and the following was the caste: Fillipo Gerimo, inn- keeper (Mr. C. M. Leaning), Jerry Ominous, his nephew (Mr. Goddard), Bambogetti (Mr. A. Conlon), Leoni (Mr. F. Conlon), Brigadier of Carbineers (Mr. Joseph Durken), First Carbineer (Mr. J. Dolan), Second Carbineer (Mr. J. J. Moran), Rosetta, daughter of Fillipo (Mr. Austin Durkin). At the termination of the performance the audience dispersed after having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The proceeds will be devoted to augment the funds of the St. Winefred'g Catholic School. ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING.—The Easter Vestry meeting for the election of churchwardens and the examination of the charity accounts was held on Monday morning, the Vicar presiding, and there was a tolerably good attendance. The Vicar re- appointed Mr. John Carman as his warden for the ) ensuing year, and on the motion of Mr. J. Lloyd Price, seconded by Mr. Peters, Mr. Garner was again selected as parish warden. The examination of the several charity accounts, occupied considerable time, Mr. Thomas Hughes going minutely into various matters with respect to the Griffith Jones' charity, consisting of land at Leadbrook, Flint, it was pointed out by Mr. Hughes that the rent had remained the same for over 80 years, and he pro- posed that the churchwardens should take steps to have it increased. Mr. Earl seconded the motion which was carried.—The repair of the charity property at Ysceifiog provoked some discussion, and ultimately it was agreed on the motion of Mr. J. Lloyd Price, seconded by Mr. Thomas Hughes, the matter was left in the hands of the churchwardens to make the best terms possible for the repair of the one habitable cottage, and fur building a boundary wall on the property. Attention was called to the Cae Cwyu property, in the tenancy of Mr. Gabriel Ames, the lease for which, at an annual rental of six guineas, had expired. It was stated that the former churchwardens had arranged with the tenant to pay an annual leutal of c8, but the tenant; had not since paid that amount on the ground that he had not received formal notice of the increase. A resolution was therefore passed that the church- wardens should demand the balance of the increased reni, find failing his paying the amount, that the tenant be served with notice to quit, and that he also be called upon to put the property in repair under the terms of his lease. Under the Ellis Parry charity three boys had last year received £1 each on their apprenticeship, and there was a balance in hand on this charity of £ 2i Ss. 2d.—Mr. Thomas Hughes asked whether there were not poor boy2 at Bagillt or Brynford who were entitled to this charity MI. Caiman could not say, but personally he should have no objection to boys from Bagillt or