MOLD THE PROPOSED REMOVAL OF THE Assizis.With regard to the proposed amalgamation of the counties of North Wales for Assize purposes, we are given to understand that a reply has been received from the Lord Chancellor to the effect that he is unac- quainted with the proposal, and that if such a proposal were made it would have to be submitted to both Houses of Parliament before it could come into effect, so that plenty of time for its discussion would be afforded. ARCHIDIACONAL VISITATIO. The Ven. Arch- deacon Smart paid his annual visitation to St. Mary's Church, Mold, on Saturday last, and ad- mitted the recently appointed churchwardens to office. There was a large attendance of clergy from various parts of the diocese including—Rev. Rowland Ellis, Mold; Rev. Stephen Gladstone, Hawarden; Rev. Trotter, ditto; Rev. R. 0. Williams, Holywell; Rev. E. Mayhew Jones, ditto Rev. J. Jones, Greenfield; Rev. Walter Evans, Halkyn; Rev. D. Jenkins, Rhesycae; Rev. James Jones, Rhydymwyn Rev. E. Jones, Cilcen Rev. T. Jones, Llanferres Rev. W. D. Owen, Gwern- affield; Rev. T. Williams, Counah's Quay; Rev. D. James, Northop Rev. J. Davies. Tryddyn Rev. P. Davies, Pontbly 1 iyn Rev. Jones, ditto Rev. E. Jones, Caerwys Rev. Evans, Bistre. SOCIAL GATHERING.—OR Friday, in last week, a most pleasant re-union was held in the school- room, Westminster-road, in connection with the "Pioneer" Lodge of Good Templars. Refresh- ments were provided by Mrs. Williams, Misses Ellis, Morgans, and others, and evidently were much enjoyed. Afterwards the chair was taken by the Rev. Thomas Roberts, who with Mr. John Griffiths and Mr. Herbert Williams, delivered addresses, in which kindly reference was made to the return in October last of the Rev. D. B. Hooke and Mrs. Hooke to North Wales. Mr. Hooke replied at length, and spoke of his and Mrs. Hooke's connec- tion with the lodge at Mold. They had been able to re-start very successfully the English lodge at Rhyl, and he cordially invited the Mold members to visit them at Rhyl during the summer, promising them a most hearty welcome a-1 offer, which we need hardly say, was cordially accepted. Mr. T. P. Adams gave an excellent solo on the pianoforte, and songs were sung by Messrs. S. Parry, H. Williams and Bellis. After the usual yotes of thanks, the meeting closed with prayer and praise. NORTH WALES CONGRKGATIONAL UNION—FLINT- sHiitF DISTRICT.—The quarterly meeting of the English Congregational Union of Flintshire was (as reported in our last) held at Mold on Wednes- day week. The Rev. Owen Thomas, M.A. (Holy- well), chairman of the district, presided. Ministers and delegates attended from Rhyl, Flint, Mold, Bagillt, Mostyn, Holywell, and other places. After devotional exercises conducted by Rev. Thos. Lloyd (Colwyn Bay), the minutes of Rhyl session were read and confirmed. It was agreed to hold the next meeting at Bagillt or Flint, in the last week of C, June, and the Rev. D. B Hooke was asked to read a paper on The Church in its relationship to popular recreations." A report was presented as to the progress being made by the recently formed Choral Union, and it was agreed to alter the date of the festival at Rhyl, from August to September, and to leave the exact date to the executive com- mittee, Reports as to local Sunday school exam- inations having been given, attention was called to the omission of Wales from the proposed examina- tion of young people in Scriptural knowledge by the committee of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. It was agreed to ask the attention of the North Wales Union Executive to the same, with a view to secure the inclusion of Wales in the scheme. Subsequently a thoughtful and suggestive paper was read by the chairman on Belief and Conduct," for which thanks were tendered. Later friends were entertained in the schoolroom, and at night a sermon was preached by the Rev. W. S. Rees, Flint. PETTY SESSIONS: MONDAY. Before B. P. Davies Cooke (in the chair), P. A. Lloyd, E. Thompson, and W. Thom, Esqrs. PUNISHING AN INFORilEB John Gallagher, of Mold, (a native of the Emerald Isle who spoke with a strong Irish accent), charged T. Dalton, tanner, also of Mold, with assault- ing him on the night of the 21st ult. Complainant stated that he had been speaking to P.C. William Williams near the Cross when defendant, who was drunk, called him an "informer" and struck him twice, accusing him of being a spy for the police. Defendant called a witness who stated he did not see Dalton strike the complainant, but admitted he was not present at the commencement of the row. Their Worships considering the assault proved, fined defandant 5s and costs or fourteen days' imprisonment in default of distress. A PUBLIC HOUSE ROW. James Turner, collier, eldest son of the landlord of the Upper Vaults, summoned Thomas Evans, of Rhydygoleu, labourer, for assaulting him on the 14th ult. by striking him. David Davies, furnace- man, hailing from the same locality, was also summoned by William Turner, a brother of the first complainant, for a similar assault committed on the same date. Margaret Whitley, a widow, of Milford-street, was also charged by Elizabeth Turner, the mother of the above complainants, with assaulting her on the same occasion. From the evidence given, it appears that a quarrel, which took place outside the Upper Vaults (when the sons of the landlord were challenged to fight certain persons in the crowd) ended in a scene of general confusion, and during the melee the defendants committed the assaults complained of. Numbers of witnesses were called on either side, and after a protracted hearing the defendants were eventually fined Is. with costs, or seven days' each in default of payment. AN UNFAITHFUL SERVANT. Alfred Jones, aged 10, was charged on remand with stealing the sum of Is. 3d. belonging to his employer, Mr. Geerge Povall, of Salfcney, farmer. Jane Povall, daughter of the prosecutor, stated that the prisoner was a servant in the employ of her father, and resided with them as a member of the family. On the 30th of March last she placed five threepenny pieces and Is. belonging to her father in a box, which was in a drawer in the kitchen which the prisoner had access to. During the week three of the threepenny bits were taken, and on the following Sunday the remaining two disappeared. She questioned prisoner about it but he denied all knowledge of the theft. Enquiries having been 9 made, it was ascertained that the prisoner had told a friend, pamed Jair.<\s Morrow about it, who also gave evidence stating .thst prisoner said, "For goodness sake don't tell,. but I found a card box in the drawer and there was a threepenny bit in it, and I took it as they had not said anything about the other."—The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to one calendar month's imprisonment, with hard labour.
CONNAH'S QUAY. THE RAILWAY SCHEME.—The Manchester, Shef- field, and Lincolnshire Railway Bill (Chester to Connah's Quay), was read a third time in the Honse of Commons on Tuesday, and passed.
BUCKLEY. ^ENTXBTAINMENT.—A capital entertainment was given on Friday evening last,, in Pentre School' room, in aid of the school funds, when" Bardell v. Pickwick," was performed by a number of Mold gentlemen, and also a laughable piece entitled Choosing a schoolmaster."
BAGILLT. BAPTIST CHAPEL.—On Sunday last special services were held at the above chapel, and sermons were delivered by the Rev. Mr. Jones (son of the late Dr. Jones, (Llangollen), and the Rev. Mr. Ellis. of Connah's Quay, to large audiences. In the course of the afternoon, several persons were added as new members to the chapel, and underwent baptism by immersion the Rev. Mr. Ellis officiating.
DENBIGH. COUNCIL ELECTION.—On Tueslav, a vacancy in Denbigh Council, through the death of Mr. W. T. Foulkes, was filled up. A requisition had been signed asking Mr. John Davies, solicitor, to stand, but he declined, and Dr. Lloyd Roberts was nomin- ated, and returned without opposition. He was formerly medical officer of the borough, and is well known in North Wales as a sanitarian, being the medical officer of health for several large districts and is also secretary of the North Wales Medical Association. 1
CAERGWRLE. CONSERVATIVE MEETING. Mr. Robert ap-IIugh Williams, the Conservative candidate for the Flintshire boroughs, addressed a meeting at Caergwrle on Friday night, in support of his candidature. Mr. R. Venables Kyrke, J.P., in the chair.—Dr. Eyton Jones, J.P., Wrexham, moved a resolution condemnatory of the policy of the Government at home and abroad, as being pre- judicial to the best interests of the kingdom. Mr. Roberts seconded, and it was carried.—The Con- bervative candidate was then introduced to the meeting by the chairman, and met with a cordia] reception. In speaking of the extension of the franchise he said the assimilation of the county and borough franchise was a thing that all Conservatives had recognised would come sooner or later after the reform Act of 1867. The great idea of Lord Beaconsfield, in fact, was to secure the representa- tion not merely of numbers, but of all classes and interests. The principal of the proposed reform bill was pretty well recognised by the Conservative party. They might have let the matter rest for a few years longer and waited for the further progress of the education act, or for a time when there were less foreign obligations before us, but if it was to come, the great object of the Conservative party was not merely that the question of extending the franchise should be touched, but that the whole question should be honestly, fairly, and deliberately dealt with (loud cheers). He felt that they must in this scheme of reform ensure the fair representation of all the interests to which Lord Beaconsfield tried to give it before. There was only one way in which they could do this, and that was by minority representation (loud cheers). He did not say that as a Conservative. It was the teaching of some of the leading Liberals, and was agreed upon by all great writers upon political economy and social questions. After referring to Ireland, and the anomalies in representation that the extension of the franchise would cause, apart from a fair redistribution scheme, both in the Sister Isle, in Wales, and Scotland, Mr. Williams expressed himself in favour of the extension of the franchise bill, if accompanied by a fair and just redistribution bill (loud cheers). Referring to retrenchment, the speaker said it was the aim of every Government to keep the national expenditure in check; but no one could deny that the present Government did not succeed in this direction so well as their pre- decessors in office (hear, hear).—Mr. E. S. Clarke. Wrexham, moved a resolution pledging the meeting to secure the return of Mr. Ap Hugh Williams as member for the boroughs at the next election. —Before it was seconded Mr. J. E. Rawlins, rose and questioned the candidate on the subject of the Church establishment and the law of primogeniture. —Mr. Ap Hugh Williams replied that the dis- establishment and disendowment of the Church were two separate questions. As to the former, which would involve the exclusion of the bishops from the House of Lords, if it were seen to be for the good of the country-and he did not think that was the general opinion—he would not support the bishops in the Upper House (cheers). As to dis- endowment, the vast majority of the endowments of the Church were the private gifts of private benefactors, and tithes which might go for ecclesi- astical or other ^purposes were given to the Church, many of them in recent years. If it was proved that any tithes were given the Church by Parliament, then the Government might have a fair claim to deal with those tithes—(cheers)—but where they were the gifts of private iudivid uals he said they had no more right to deal with those endowments than with the endowments to any other denomination (loud cheers). As to the law of primogeniture, he was quite prepared to support the removal of some of the anomalies that existed (cheers).—The resolution was then carried without a dissentient.
BODFARY. MOLD AND DENBIGH JUNCTION RAILWAY COHPANY. —The half-yearly meeting of this company was held on Thursday, at the offices in Palmerston- buildings, Bishopsgate, London, Mr. P. P. Pennant, chairman of the directors, presiding.—The report stated that the proportion of the traffic receipts due to the company amounted to £3,404 9s. 9d., being a decrease of X 1-9 los. Od. as compared with the corresponding period of last year. The passenger traffic had been seriously affected by the stoppage of fairs and markets owing to the prevalence of foot-and-month disease. The rent-charges and interest due on the Debenture Stock A had been paid to the 1st instant, and the directors recommended a payment on account of interest on Debenture Stock B at the rate of X2 12s. 6d. per cent. per annum.—The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and statement of accounts, said the only point he need direct attention to was the fact that there had been a decrease in the traffic returns which, as stated in the report, was entirely accounted for by the prevalence of foot-and-mouth disease and the consequent stoppage of the fairs and markets in their district. Theirs was an entirely agricultural line, and the stoppage of traffic of that sort must seriously affect their receipts. He hoped that the division in the House of Commons which took place the night before last, might save them from a decrease in their traffic for the future. He might mention that in another month a new siding would be opened in connection with the line which it was hoped would bring a considerable amount of traffic; that was a siding which went into good limestone- real limestone-where there was a good deposit believed to be almost inexhaustible, and they would have the nearest route to the market. He therefore hoped in the future that the receipts would be of an improving character. The report was adopted and the usual formal business was disposed of.
4. RUTHIN. ANNUAL MEETING OF GUARDIANS.—The annual meeting was held on Monday, when there was a large attendance of the new board. The Rev. the Warden of Ruthin was re-elected chairman, and Messrs. T. Lloyd Roberts (Llanfair) and T. -4-nes (Rhydycilgwyn) vice-chairmen. The Chairman in a long and interesting address dwelt upon the work accomplished during the year, and gave statistics showing that there had been a remarkable decrease in the outdoor relief expenditure, whilst the out- door paupers had also greatly decreased. This had been accomplished without any hardship to the poor, and it was a significant fact that the indoor paupers had not increased. In every way the work of the union was satisfactory, and good sanitary work had been done.
HAWARDEN. SALE AT THE RAKE FARM.—Mr. John Jones Cunnah held a very successful sule at the Rake Farm, Hawarden, on Wednesday. It was con- sidered that the prices the beef and mutton fetched were the highest that have been obtained at any sale for some time. Among the large number of gentlemen, dealers, and butchers present were Mr. W. Johnson (Broughton Hall), Mr. H. E. Taylor, Mr. T. Dutlon, Mr. Podmore, Mr. T, Fox, Mr. B. Bower, Mr. Bicknell, Mr. W. Griffith, (Agent to the Premier), Mr. Potter, Mr. Lee, Pointon, Mr. Jones, (Greenwall), Mr. F. Prince, Mr. B. Bennett, (Flint), Mr. Fisher, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Gerrard, Mr. W. Crewe, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Knowles, Mr. Fryer, Mr. Davies, (Buckley), Mr. T. Dodd, Jkfr. H. Dodd, Mr. J. Crewe, Mr. Charmlay, Mr. Redfern, (Holywell), Mr. Stockton, Mr Allen, Mr. Mossford, etc. Beef realised fully 9d. per tb. and mutton, Is. Among the horses that were sold were Boxer, a dark bay gelding, 7 years old, 17 hands Diamond, brown cart mare, 8 years old, 1 Gt Gilbert, brown cart gelding, 8 years old, 16-J; Darby, brown cart mare 7 years old, 16^ Polly cheanut pony, aged, 14. They were; purchased by Messrs. Prince, Lloyd, Fisher, Knowles, and Davies, for the respective sums of 44gs., 39gs., 42^gs., 32rgs., 8gs. Two two-year-old colts were bought by Mr. Fryer (Kinnerton), and Mr. Jones i^Greenwall), for 16jgs., and 20gs. The horses did not obtain quite the prices that it was expected they would have done. Seventeen heifers were sold at an average of about .£22 5s. 4-id., the high- est obtained being £26 5., C24 10., and X24 1.5. Three fat cows sold for £ 19 los., £ 21 7s. Gd., and £20. The bullocks, which numbered 20, sold at an average price of £ 20 9s., 7}d, and the largest sum that was obtained for any one beast was X26. Pens of five fat Shropshire and Leicester wethers sold at prices ranging from 4Is. Gd., to 51s. 6d., a head; and pens of Shropshire and Leicester ewes, with lambs at foot, sold at 77s. Od., 8os., 82s. Gd., 81s., 80s., 82s., tnd Sts., a head. The bacon pig-s realized 4gs., each. The principal purchasers of the stock were Messrs. Dodd, Richardson, Mossford Bennett, Redfern, and Charmley.
NORTHOP. DISPUTE AS TO THE VALUE OF A HORSF,At the Mold County Court, on Friday, Mr. G. H. Alleston, of the Castle Brick Works, Northop, sued Mr. Edward Webster, of Gwernymarl, Northop, for £ 8 odd, for the loss he had sustained in selling a ..tc)rse which he bought from the defendant, and which he alleged was not according to what defendant had represented it to be when he sold it to plaintiff. Several witnesses were called, and his Honour considering that the horse was what it was represented to be, gave a verdict for defendant, each party to pay his own costs. CONCERT.—A concert was held on Wednesday evening last, in the School-ronr;l) Dublin, near Northop, in aid of John Robrrs, formerly of this district, a poor collier, who, unfortunately for him- self and family was led away to Durham in hopes of improving his condition but it had been the reverse and to save his family from starving a few friends put their hands to the wheel to give him a lift,' to enable him to return to his native place. Mr. Jno. Astbury, Plas Evan, kindly took the chair, and Miss Gertrude Astbury presided at the harmonium. The following is the programme, which was executed satisfactorily—Sacred song, the Choir; song, The rose will ceasj to blow,' Mr. J. Dunn; part-song, Air. J. Sparkes and party song, 'A motto for every man,' Mr. Thomas Millington, junior; song. 'Harry Bluff,' Mr. D. Williams; song, 'The old un,' Mr. William Davies; sacred song, the Choir; song, I The four jolly smiths,' Mr. Thos. Millington, junior; sacred song, Mr. D. Williams, and his two little sons, on violins, his little daughter singing the solo in the piece song, Over the hill to the poorhouse,' Mr. J. Dunn song, Crowning day,' Mr. J. Sparkes and party; song 'Just give him a lift,' Mr. William Davies; glee, Mr. D. Williams and party sacred song, Mr. J. Sparkes and party At the close the National Anthem was sung. The concert was a complete success, and we hear that about zC,5 will be realised from it. ARCHDEACON SMART AND THE ATTACKS UPON THK CHURCH IN WALES.—The Ven. Archdeacon Smart paid his annual visitation to Wrexham on Thurs- day, when service was held at the parish church. In the course of his charge he said he did not sup- pose that the Church had ever been in such a state of trial as at the present time, especially in Wales. They were all aware of the notice in question which now appeared upon the books of the House of Commons that Mr. Dillwyn was going to bring forward, and prove, as he supposed, that the Church of England had failed in her duty in Wales, and, therefore, that it was a great act of injustice to continue her as the Established Church of the Principality. Now, was it not time that they should take counsel together and face with a united phalanx the opponents of their Church, and defend their rights and preserve the endowments which had been given to them by their pious and generous forefathers? Ought they not directly to oppose the statements which were made and the assertions that were scattered throughout the country, with- out any basis of truth or fact at all ? Some persons might say that the Church was so strong iu herself that they need not heed the attacks that were made upon her, but he be'ieved that the time had now arrived when the attacks directed against the Church, and the statements that were made with- out any regard at all for historical truth, ought to be met, in order that all persons might know the truth as to those statements, and that their Church was not endorsed by the State, and that the clergy were not a State-employed clergy. Let that be known, and he did not fear the result. He was content to leave it to the common sense and justice of his fellow-countrymen, and they might depend upon it that right would be done. Let every man help to meet these attacks by fulfilling his duty to the utmost of his power. TTY SESSIONS: TIIWSDA.T. -Before the Rev. Walter Evans (chairman), J. Henry, Esq., and W. Thom, Esq. ASSAULT BY A FELLOW WORKMAN. Thomas Evans, a tall young fellow, following the employment of a collier at the Red Pits, Flint, was summoned by a fellow workman, named Joseph Evans, for an assault. The complainant's story was that on the 9th April he had a quarrel with the defendant in the colliery, and on the next morning, as he was going to his work, the defendant met him and struck him twice without saying anything. He (the complainant) told him he would summon him, and in the colliery that day he heard him tsll another workman that if he summoned him he would give him more.—The defendant admitted the offence, and said that, after he hit him, the com- plainant struck him in the chest with a stone.—The bench imposed a fine of 20s. and 17s. costs. QUARRELSOME NEIGHBOURS. John Tyson, of New Brighton, Penfcremoch, was summoned by a neighbour, Susannah Evans, for having assaulted her. The complainant stated that on the 12th of April she had some words with the defendant about some manure, whereupon he took hold of her and threw her over the hedge into the road. The consequence was that she got her fore- head cut. The defendant denied that he laid his hands upon the complainant, but said she was putting her yelve into the manure to shift it into his garden, from where he had moved it, whea she missed her footing and fell over the hedge.—The defendant's daughter gave corroborative evidonce. The magistrates dismissed the case. KEEPING HIS BIRTHDAY UP. Richard Edge, a resident of Northop, was summoned for drunkenness. P.C. Andrews said that the defendant was drunk and disorderly in the main street, Northop, on the 29th ult. He was so drunk that the road was not big enough for him.- The defendant said it was his birthday, and he took a glass or two too much. He had retired from business.—The Bench inflicted a fine of 10s. and costs. THEFT OF COAL. Harriet Jones, an elderly woman, was summoned for stealing coal.—P.C. Manley stated that about a quarter-past eight o'clock on Friday night, the 21st March, he was on duty near the engine sheds on the Wrexham, Mold, and Connah's Quay Railway, and saw the defendant coming from tho direction of her house with a lighted lamp and a bucket. She stopped and filled her bucket from a heap that was lying on the line, and after she had filled it made for home. He stopped her, and charged her with stealing coal. She replied, For God's sake let me off this time my old man will kill me."—The defendant produced receipts to show that she bought coal, and did not go regularly for it to the line.—As it was not the first time she had com- mitted a similar offence she was ordered to pay a fine of 10s. and 18s. costs, or in default seven days' imprisonment. DRUNK. Robert Bithell, Flint, was brought up on a warrant charged with being drunk and disorderly on the highway at Halkyn on 20th January last.- P.C.James proved the case.—The defendant said he was not drunk, but had to fight with some other man in self-defence.—A fine of 10s. and costs (9s.) was inflicted, with the alternative of 10 days' im- prisonment. MAKING HIS "ELECTION SURE." Mr. John Hughes, of Wepre, attended the Court in order to make an application that his election as waywarden for the township of Wepre should be confirmed. He produced the certificate of his election and the minute books, but their Worships could not understand why, if his election had been regular, they should be asked to confirm it. They thought there must have been something wrong about it, seeing that no such application was made by any other warden in the district. It turned out that the meeting called by Mr. Hughes to elect a waywarden had been adjourned to give him an opportunity to put his books straight. The adjourn- ment was for a fortnight, and the meeting was held at one o'clock in the afternoon, Mr. Hughes being .absent. At the adjourned meeting Mr. Edwards, of Heweni, was elected waywarden, and the certi- ficate of his election duly forwarded to the clerk at Mold. Mr. Hughes not appearing the meeting again adjourned for a few hours, and at the second adjournment held in the evening, Mr. Hughes attended and produced his books. After they had been submitted to the meeting, someone proposed and seconded that he should be re-elected warden, and this was passed, though it was not recorded in the minute book. The question then was, which was the properly elected warden ? The opponents of Mr. Hughes declared that Mr. Edwards was properly elected, and Mr. Hughes said that neither Mr. Edwards nor himself was properly elected. Ho -,s asked, therefore, that their worships should make a declaration to that effect, and give notice that at the next sessions they would proceed to the appoint- ment of a warden.—The Chairman said they would do nothing of tho kind and declined to listen to Mr. Hughes' application. j
LLOC. WESLYAN CIRCUIT SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.—We have pleasure in recording that another school meeting, held in connection with the above Union, took place on Sunday afternoon and evening last, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Lloc. There was a large number of delegates; every school in the circuit being fully represented with the exception of Bryn- golen. The afternoon meeting was conducted by L. Edwin Hughes, (Secretary of the Union), and that of the evening by the President of the Union. The following members of the Lloc school went under an examination on scriptural subjects, &c., and performed their part successfully:—Messrs. Thomas and John Price, Lloc, R Evans, Gorsedd, Misses Roberts and Price, Lloc. The delegates who took part during the meeting were Messrs. Edward Williams, Halkin, Richard Jones. Calcot, John Williams, Ysceifiog, Edward Edwards, Caerwys, and Thomas Hughes, Holywell. Short, but excellent addresses were delivered by Mr. Jos. Jones, Ysceifiog, and Mr. Thomas Ellis, Brynford. The school was examined in the .1th chapter of St. John's Gospel, by the President, and the answers given were very creditable. During the proceedings the children sang some of Sankey's songs in good style under the leadership of Messrs. Thomas and John Price. Lloc, who deserve great praise for their "labor of love" with the young members oT Lloc school. We may mention here that the cengregational singing in this place of worship is worthy of commendation. Both meet- ings were well attended, and the proceedings pass- ed off very successfully. We should notify that the preparations of their meetings reflected credit on the Superintendent (Mr. John Jones) and secretary of the school. At 5 o'clock the Union Committee met to arrange matters for future meet- ings, the secretary read the records of last meeting which were confirmed. The delegates of the Ysceifiog school were deputed to propose that a circuit choir be formed in connection with the Union for the purpose of holding a musical festival some time during this summer. A lively and interesting conversation took place when it was unanimously resolved that the delegates should place the matter before the schools, and that the Union Committee meet a fortnight hence at Calcot Chapel to hear the several reports, &c., and to act thereon. Several other matters were brought forward and passed.
FLINT. The Rev. Richard Owen, the well-known Welsh revivalist, will preach at Flint, on Saturday morn- ing and afternoon next. GRAND CONCERT. On Thursday evening a concert in aid of the Flint Cricket Club was held at the Town Hall, Mr. J. L. Muspratt occupying the chair. The attendance was excellent in the first seats, but owing to another attraction in the town the occupants of the back seats were comparatively few. We noticed the following among the audience —Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Muspratt and family, Miss Muspratt, Mrs. Lewis, the Misses Lewis and party, Bryn Edwin the Rector, the Rev. W. P. James, the Rev. Father Byrne, Mrs. Dyson and the Misses Dyson, Mrs. Dr. Jones, Mrs. George, Mrs. Bibby and Miss Jones, Mrs. T. Fryer Evans, the Misses Jones, Church-street; Mr." C. Wigan and Mr. Andrews, Liverpool Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Pierce, Bagillt the Misses Taylor, Coleshill; Mrs. J. W. M. Evans, Mrs. Edwards and the Misses Edwards, Mrs. Taylor, The Schools; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hughes, Mr. T. G. Ambrose, Connah's Quay; Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Hughes, Mrs. O. W. Jones, Mr. J. F. Jones, Miss Cliristopherson, Mr. Hughes, Coleshill; Mrs. Denton Mr. Askew, Mr. Thomas Redfern, the Misses Owen, Holywell; Captain Dyson, Lieut. Hull, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Newton Hughes, Mr. n. A. Jones, Master and Miss Wilkinson, Miss M. Barnet, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Owen, Mr. Simon Williams, Mr. Charles Christopherson, Mr. Hall, Mr. M. P. Jones, Mr. Selby, Mr. R. II. Lloyd, Miss Jennie Hughes, &c., &c. The chairman opened the concert with a few suitable remarks. He said be was placed in tho position of umpire in a game of cricket which they (the audience) had assembled to see. It was not the custom for an umpire to make a speech when a match was about to begin, and he would do the same and say "play" (laughter). Mr. E. Harper opened with a pianoforte solo, which he performed in masterly style. The next item was the song I fear no foe (Piusuti), by Mr. A. H. Parry. This young gentleman's reception on this occasion fully sustained our remark on a previous time with reference to him, that he was fast becoming a favourite with Flint audiences. His rendering of the song was all that could be desired. Miss Jennie Owen, the ever popular cantatrice on her appeurauce was greeted with rounds of applause, her first song was the Miller and the maid," a song into which she infuses a freshness and grace which captivates her hearers, she was loudly applauded and an encore was demanded, to which she assented. The Committee of the club were fortunate in obtaining for the first time in Flint, the services of Mr. T. Bartley, of Denbigh, who came to Flint with a reputation already made and which he had to sustain. Great as were the expectations of the audience they were not in the least disappointed, his rendering of the song Anchored being excellent. Miss Marie Barnett sang the grand song "For ever and for ever" in a very pleasing manner. Miss Barnett possesses a very sweet though not very powerful voice. Miss M. Edwards sang Bishop's song Love has eyes in a very pleasing manner. She was accorded a hearty encore to which she kindly responded. By per- mission of Mr. J. L. Toole, Mr. F. Colcelough was enabled to sing the now.popular song The Speaker's eye" to which it is needless to say lie did full justice. Miss Jennie Owen sang the song Sing sweet bird" for which she was again encored and had to pay the inevitable penalty. Messrs. C. B. Dyson, Owen, and Taylor sang the amusing catch Here lies poor Thomas Day and the first part of the programme was brought to a close. The second part of the programme was opened by Miss Chrissie Edwards with the pianoforte solo "Rheinfall" which she performed in a highly accomplished manner. Mr. Bartley followed with tho pathetic ballad A bunch of cowslips to which he did full justice. "Home" was sung by Miss Bell, and Mr. Coleclough sang the comic song He's got 'em on," which was loudly encored. Mr. A. H. Parry sang in capital style the song" Strandod," and Miss Jennie Owen sang the new song "Daddy," for which she was again encored. Mr. T. R. Foulkes sang "The Powder Monkey, and A warrior bold," and was much applauded. Miss Barrett by special permissisn of Mr. Carl Rosa, sang "I dream't I dwelt in marble halls," from the Bohemian girl, and was encored. The duett from Dr. Parry's Welsh opera Blodicen, "Howell, Howell why dost thou linger," was sung by Miss Jennie Owen and Mr. Bartley. This was decidedly the piece of the »vaning and "brought down" the house. Mr. Coleclough sang "The cork leg," in an effective manner, evoking loud laughter. Mr. C. A. Holloway sang the song The cricketer," the members of the club joining in the chorus. This brought the programme to an end, and Mr. C. N. Hull, captain of the club, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman for his able conduct in the chair, and also to the audience for their attendance. The motion was seconded by Mr. H. A. Jones, and was carried, the chairman replied and the proceed- ings were brought to a close by the National Anthem. The accompaniments were played by Mr. Harper, Connah's Quay, Mr. T. P. Adams, Mold, Mr. Taylor, The Schools, and Miss Chrissio Edwards.
HENDRE. ACCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY.—An engine and some waggons attached to it got off the line at Coed-yr- hendre, near Mold, on Friday morning, the result being that the ordinary passenger trains on the Chester and Mold and Denbigh Railway were delayed for several hours. A staff of workmen were despatched to the spot where the accident happened, and after considerable trouble and delay, they managed, with the assistance of a crane, to get the engine and waggons on to the line.
OAERWYS. A LECTURE.—Mr. John Thomas, of Dyserth, late of Cwm, delivered a lecture on Religion," at the Wesleyan Chapel, en Monday, the 28th ult. Dr. Davies, of Bell House, took the chair. There was a fair audience, and all were highly pleased with the lecture delivered, and a good collection was made before the close of the meeting, to clear the expenses. THE FAIR.—All restrictions concerning the fair, having been withdrawn, a large number of buvers could be seen parading the streets the previous evening, and most of the available lodgings were secured. The accommodatiou fields adjoining the town were, more than usually, filled with cattle and sheep brought from long distances. The attend- ance was good, as usual. Fat pigs realized good prices, but stores were not so dear, yet young pigs commanded good prices. There were a great many in the fair, which nearly all changed hands. Sheep, above two thousand sheep were offered for sale, and there were but a few that were taken away unsold; but the sellers had to be content with less prices than they anticipated getting. Cattle It is said that the number of cattle offered for sale was much in excess to what it has been for many years, and all realized very good prices. Horses: There were many in the fair, as usual, but their sale did not « ;em to be very brisk, and consequently former p-cices were given, and no tendency to any higher.
+ Correspondence. To the Editor of the Flintshire Observer." WILSON, THE WELSH ARTIST. SIR,- When visiting different places in my native country I generally make a note of anything quaint and interesting I come across. The other day I turned into the old public house at the Loggerheads, a place about three miles from Mold on the Road to Ruthin. While waiting for the ham and eggs this house is celebrated for, I sat on an old settle," and observed a number of farm labourers inspecting the figure of a head on a stone flag in the floor. I asked them what it meant ? Why this has grown in the stone." Nonsense but a close examination confimred it. This, sir, is the very figure that gave Wilson the artist the idea for his sign over the door outside; if you come outside we will shew it." Outside, they put me to stand on a certain spot and requested me to look at the sign. After staring some time, the sun shone on it, and I beheld two heads, back to back, with features showing aldetermination that neither the one nor the other would give way. Casting my eyes lower down I read "Here we are three loggerheads." I asked where the third head was? "Well, sir, your own trying so long to see the two heads determined not to give in until you saw them." Wilson painted this sign to pay his debt in this house, and .this sign has given an everlasting name to this neighbourhood—the Loggerheads. One of the heads is remarkably similar to the figure in the stone flag in the house. Coming to Mold I visited the church yard to see his grave. There close to the north porch door of the church is the tomb-the ordinary stone box. Evidently it was at the time considered an important monument to his memory, the work bestowed upon the stones being unusual at that period, unless the deceased was either celebrated or wealthy. The tomb is deformed owing to the unequal depression of the ground, and the stone work is fast decaying. Unless something is done soon to preserve it, the whole thing will collapse. Because of this I trouble you with this letter. Wilson's life was eventful-his genius undoubted. The English honor and preserve the names of their great men the Welsh should equally take care of and honor its native geniuses. Wilson's great works may adorn the National Gallery and Wynn- stay Hall; but should his grave be neglected? Adjoining his tomb is his mother's grave, forming a part of the footpath around the church, trod upon by thousands, little thinking that under their feet lie the remains of the mother of the greatest Welsh artist, whose talents were the envy and hatred of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the greatest port rait painter of the day. Will you please insert with this a copy of the inscriptions on these tombs, that your readers may cut them out and paste them in their "Scrap Book," that future generations may read them, and know where Wilson lies buried. The Remains of liichard Wilson, Esq., Member of the Royal Academy of Artistes. Interred May L5th, 1782, aged 69. 0 foreu'i yrfa eirian—rho'i oleu Ei athrylith allan, Darluniai ddilynai'n lan I'r linell ar ol Anian. Yn Ilaw ei oes bu'n llesol-dug iddi Deg addysg- gelfyddol; Ai gywir waith geir o'r 61 A syna'r oes bresenol. Who was the author of these Englynion ? The inscription on his mother's tomb is as follows :— Alice Wilson, Relict of the i;ev. John Wilson Rector of Pen y gos was interr'd July 5th, 1765 Aged 81. Here also lie the Remains of Peter youngest Son of the above John Wilson by Alice his wife who died in the 4th year of his age Also their eldest son John Wilson late Collector of Excise Buried 28 January 1785 Aged 75. Rich. Wilson was horn in 1713, at Penygos, in Montgemoryihire, where his father was a Rector. In 1814 about .-wenty of his pictures were exhibited at the British Institution. RAMBLER.
ST. ASAPH. CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION.—On Thursday even- ing a meeting was held at the large room, London House, St. Asaph, in connection with the Conserva- ti veAssociation recently formed in the city. The meeting was the outcome of one previously held on the loth, and at which E. W. D. Broughton, Esq., J.P., presided, being supported by Mr. R. J. Sisson, J.P., Mr. Robert Wynn, Col. Standish Hore, Capt. Wilkinson, Rev. T. Brown, Dr. Heaton, Mr. R. Fred. Sisson, Mr. Helsby, &c. It was then proposed and carried that a Conservative Association should be formed for the Saint Asaph polling district. Thursday's meeting was very largely attended, the utmost capacity of the com- modious room being tested, whilst a large number on 1 11 of prominent local Conservatives were unavoidably absent. The chair was taken by Mr. Broughton, and Mr. M. R. Partington (at the request of the previous meeting) undertook the secretarial duties. Amongst those present we noticed: Mr. O. J. Williams, Rev. T. Brown, Mr. R, Roberts, Mr. Helsby, Mr. Tomkinson, Mr. W. Williams, Mr. Howes Roberts, &c. The Chairman opened the proceedings by explaining what had been done at the previous meeting. He also congratulated the association on the strong muster that evening, and especially in its representative character. The association was intended to embrace all who owed allegiance to Constitutional principles. The Chair- man then read a number of letters from geutlemen unable to be present that evening, each of whom, however, desired to have his name put down as that of a member of the association. Amongst ,st them were Mr. R. J. Sisson, Mr. P. P. Pennant, Colonel flore, Mr. Watts, Dr. Heaton, Mr. Maun, Mr. R. Fred. Sisson, &c. The meeting then pro- ceeded at once with the routine business of the evening. All present signified their readiness to join the association. Mr. E. Delves Broughton was unanimously elected to be president. Mr. R. J. Sisson and Mr. Owen J. Williams were unanimously elected vice- presidents. Mr. Miles R. Partington, at the request of the Chairman, undertook the duties of hon. secretary pro. tem., and Mr. Thos. 116wes Roberts those of hon. treasurer. A committee of twenty-four members were appointed, with power to add to their number. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr. Howes Roberts, seconded by Mr. Brown, that the minimum annual subscription be Is., payable on the 1st of January in each year.
-♦ ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL CHORAL SERVICES. Sunday, May 4th, at Eleven. Chants, Harrow in F single, T awcett in G Te Deum, Lawes in C. Higgins in F; Jubilate, Stainer m C single Anthem, This is the day," Gaul; Kyrio and Creed, Tuckerman in F Hymn. 3'15, Hymn, 161 Cantate. Joule in F single The Litany Anthem, I will sing of thy power," Sullivan. 6'15. Chants, Atkins in E, changeable; Canticles, Ayrton in E flat, single; Hymns, 160, 182, 304. In Itesilence-The Rev. Canon Hugh Jones Kev. W. Morton, M.A., Succentor; R. A. Atkins, Esq., Organist.
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TALARaoCH. THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT TALARC-OCH MINE. William Davies, Esq., county coroner, held the adjourned inquest at the Cross Eoxes Inn, Prestatyn, on Saturday last, upon the body of Wm. Humphreys, who was accidentally killed at the Talargoch Mine. The inquest was opened on the 19th" ult., and adjourned for the attendance of the Government Inspector, Mr. C. Le. Neve Foster, who was present at the inquiry.—William Hughes, miner, Towyn, Prestatyn, whose evidence was taken at the first inquiry was to the effect that he was employed at the Talargoch Mine. The deceased Win. Humphreys was a miner and worked at Talargoch Mine, and was about G3 years of age. Deceased was a partner with him as minors for the last twelve months. On the morning of the 18th ult., they went to their work about six o'clock. He had gone before deceased as they could only go one by one along the level. There were several others going down tD their work besides them, and there were two or three between him and the deceased going along the level. He had reached the end where they take off their clothes before working, and a few minutes after he reached the end, William Humphreys (deceased) together with John Jones, and Robert' Hughes followed. When they were about '20 yards on he hoard thorn "hollo" upon him, and he went to them, John Jones said that Wm. Humphreys had fallen down the sump in tho bottom of the level. He asked them how it was that one of them did not go down. He took olf his jacket and went down and found deceased about twelve yards from that level. Ho was stopped going further down the sump by a ledge in the sump and a bar of iron which had been placed their to assist the men coming up. His head was between the iron and the rock. He could not move him by himself, and called for assistance, and David Thomas and Pierce Thomas thou weatrdown to him and they got deceased up to the level, nudf removed him to the surface. Be appeared as if he was dead when lie was brought up, and his face was bruised. There was some blood and dirL upon him. Deceased was removed to his own house whore he died about nine o'clock that night.—In reply to questions put to him by the Coroner and Inspector. —Witness said ho had never seen more than three planks covering the sump. He had walked over it and never saw more than that number. He did not call it a good place, it required care iu going over. They could have had more planks if they had asked for them, but there were others going along months before him and it was not his business to ask. The sump had not been stopped working, and that was the way the men went to their work. It was the proper place for men to go to thoir work. They had a chain provided for the purpose. The place where he fell down was a sump sunk at the bottom of the lewl. It was three feet wide aud three yards long and there were three planks along it. He never saw it except with the three planks, He had worked at that place about five weeks before then, and had crosssd it every day since he was working there. He walked over very quietly, but they did not like the lplace very much. That was the reason they went over quietly. Ho never asked for more planks to cover it. He once saw four planks across. Ho did not know whether he saw them more than three or four times. It was a great help to go over when there four planks- He could not say who took the fourth plank away. He was not subject to giddiness, and at the time he was carrying two drills on his back. It the hole part of the sump had been closely covered over the men could not go to their work without going some distance around.—John Jones, miner, Dyserth, said: He had worked at the Talargoch mine for the last 24 years. He had only been with the deceased for about a month. He had been partner with him about a year ago, and had been a partner five years previous to that. On the Friday morning when the accident happened, William Hughes, Robert Hughes, and the deceased were going down to- gether. William Hughes and Robert Hughes had gone a little before him and the deceased. The deceased was in front of him. William Hughes and Robert Hughes crossed the planks all right, and next to them the deceased went across. He was about three yards behind William Humphreys (deceased) when he started to cross the planks. They had each a caudle. When the deceased was within about a yard from crossing, and as he (witness) was about putting his foot on the planks, but before he did so, he saw deceased falling on his left side. When he fell he did not see the planks moving, not even when the deceased fell down- The planks were each about nine: inches wide, as near as he could guess. Tho planks were put along one side of the sump along the heading, the left side of the planks was open. The three planks along the heading were nearly close to gether. He thought the men went down the hole to the working place below. There were men working there a few days before the accident.— After the coroner had summed up the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." ♦
Markets and Fairs. HOLYWELL MARKET—FRIDAY. Wheat, per hobbet of 168lbs 12s. Od. to Its. Od. Barley" 147lbs 8s. Od. lis. Gd. Oats" 105lbs 6s. 6d. 8s. Od. Beans 180 lbs 12s. Od. 13s. Od. PRODUCE :— Clover Hay, per ton 80s. Od. 95s. Od. Meadow I 70-b. Od. S08. od. Wheat Straw, 50S. od. 60s. Od. Barley Straw, 80s. Od. 35s. Od Oat Straw, 40s. Od. 45s. Od. Potatoes, per 221 lbs 6s. 6d. 8s. Od. Beef per lb 7d. to lOd. Veal 11 d. lod. Mutton" !><1. lid. Pork 7d. 8d. Fowls per couple 3s. 6d. to 4s. Gd. Eresh butter per lb Is. 7d. Eggs 16 Is. Od.
Metals and Mining. TIIE METAL MAEKET — LEAD (I. C s d. English pig, eoiunion 11 7 G-11 12 6 L-B 11 12 6-11 17 fi W.B 11 17 6-12 2 G sheet and bar 12 10 0— pipe 12 17 (j- -— red 115 10 0- -— wliite 16 10 0-19 0 0 patent shot 14 15 0— —— Spanish 11 2 6— SPELTER :—• Silesiau, ordinary brands 14 7 6-14 12 6 special brands 14 12 ti-1417 6 English, Swansea 15 2 6- COPPER:— Tough cake and ingot 62 10 0-63 10 0 Best selected 64 10 0—65 0 0 Sheets and sheathing 71 0 0-73 0 0 Flat bottoms. 74 0 O-V6 0 0 NOTES ON TIIE MARKETS. -Lead mines continue dull, aud shares are very little dealt with in the market. It is reported that lead is getting more in demand, and may have an advance in price, which is very much to bo desired. The serious depression in the load market has seriously affected the financial position of most mines. LOCAL LEAD MINES. COED-Y-FEDW AND PANT-Y-EUARTII.—The stopes in the back of the 112 west have produced some capital lead, but the ground has been exceedingly hard and the progress accordingly slow. The Cefn Bychan lode is improving for lead. the matrix being of the most kindly description. Tre v a thorn's string also continues to improve. There are about 12 tons of lead on the surface. LEAD ORES SOLD. Mine. T. C. per ton. Purchasers. Isle of Man 110 0 8 11 G Walker, Parker & Co. Foxdale 100 0 7 10 6 Mining Co. of Ireland. Pierreiitte 60 0 f) S U J. F. Kimmel. Van 120 0 7 16 6 Walker, Parker & Co. Ditto. 30 0 8 0 0 Ditto. BLENDE SOLD. Mine. T. c. per ton. Purchaser. PierreHtte SO 0 3 4 0 J F. Kimmel. Van 100 0 1 16 6 Pascoe Urenfell & Sons. Talargoch 150 0 3 6 9 Swansea Vale Co. -<
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