IF NONCONFORMITY IN work has just been ent in all the Welsh and to the Welsh 'gland, numbering in ri-iends ooaviV^^ut*°T,° 1 juarvon) to H: ^d for^ 'i most acceptable Chri^0 t^10 stI1 ^concert will be given1 'Siursday when Miss ^own albnted singers will &aie ^wen he lay clerks of tart, as- Asaph JR CHESTER AND NORT.
ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY—Present: P. P. Pennant. Esq. fin the chair), Edwin Morgan. Esq. (vice-chair- man), Rev. T. Piice, Prestatyn Messrs T. Winston, Rhyl T. Parry, Yaenol; R. Duvies, Denbigh Jos. Lloyd, St. Asaph .1. Kerfoot, Abergele H. Parry, Bettws H. Edvtards, Towyn. THE HOUSE. The master reported the number of inmates to be 130, as against 129 on tbe corresponding Board-day last year. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 33 as against 52 corresponding period last year. CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE WORKHOUSE. The usual treat of roast beef, plum pudding, etc., was given on Christmas day to the ininate-r," the Workhouse. The day passed off in joyous and happy manner. The master journal read by tbe chairman at the board meeting contained the following :— The inmates of the Workhouse have requested me to convey their best thanks for their plentiful supply of roast beef, plum pudding, beer, oranges and tobacco, as supplied to them on Christmas day. They also desire gratefully to acknowledge the Christmas gifts sent by the following ladies and gentlemen: — Mrs Dod, late of Llanerch Park-A number of valuable books for the scholars, also a supply of dolls and toys. Mr and Mrs Cayley, Llanerch Park—A parcel of tea, tobacco and oranges. Mrs Luxomore—10s. foy the aged and infirm women. Miss Mannix, lfi. Church street, Rhyl-30 pairs of cutis and 12 mufflers for the scholars, 3 pairs of sucks and 12 pairs of spectacles for the old folks. Thomas Winston, Esq.—A quantity of tobacco, &e., a parcel of Illustrated London News," also Australian, American aud English illustrated papers and Welsh papers throughout the year. Dr. Lloyd Roberts, Denbigh-A hainperful of oranges and apples for the young folks. Mrs Hayter, Salisbury—A supply of Christmas cards for the children and inmates. Mrs Broughton, the Cottage A supply of Christmas cards for the scholars. Mr and Mrs Mansbridge, St. Asaph-A large basket-full of apples for the children. Mrs Heaton, Bryn Polyn—A parcel of Sunday magazines and other books also Miss Fenton, Bryn Polyn, a parcel of magazines. Rev. Thomas Brown, chaplain—a supply of toffee. Miss Mann, Glan Llyn-A Christmas letter for all the inmates, the contents being a Christmas card and a tract. The Chairman felt sure that the Board were very grateful for the kindness shown towards the inmates, and proposed that a vote of thanks be recorded on the minutes to the ladies and gentlemen for their universal kindness. NOJS'-RESIDENT PAUPERS. Margaret Roberts, a native of the Vale of Clwyd, whosa parochial settlement is Liver- pool, is now in the house, and application was made to the Liverpool Union to relieve her, but a reply was received and read stating that no relief was allowed to persons outside their Union excepting under exceptional circum- stances. From what was 1 efore them they could not see that this was an exceptional case. f The woman was called up and she said that she was (;7 years of age, and was very anxious to remain in Wales. The master said that the woman's conduct was most satisfactory, and he was sura that she more than maintained herself with her needle. It was decided to renew the applica. tion. DEPUTY MEDICAL OFFICERS. Dr. J. R. Hughes, Denbigh, named Dr. Pritchard as his substitute; and Dr. Griffith, Abergele, named Dr. Wolstenholme as his substitute. Both nominations were ratified. THE BERKSHIRE SYSTEM." A communication was read from Mr J.Oswel Bury, secretary of the North Wales Poor Law Conference, and enclosing a report passed by tko on.vi it ("F tVint nnnferpnee. Mr Bury stated that it was proposed that the Berkshire system should come into operation in North Wales on the 1st of February next, and asked if the St. Asaph Union would co-operate. The Chairman having read extracts from the report proposed that the Union should join and assist in putting the system in opera- tion. In doing so he illustrated the advantages that would accrue from its adoption. Mr Joseph Lloyd, having been satisfied that the extra duties imposed on the police by the system would not be paid for by the ratepayers, seconded the motion. Mr R. J. Sisson remarked that they were so peaceful in Flintshire that it would be charity to give the policemen something to do to save them getting rusty (laughter). Mr Davies (Denbigh) spoke to the fact that nolieemen in rural districts are more game- keepers than policemen. The Chairman knew that in this case no extra pay would be given to the police. The motion was then agreed to.
BRUNSWICK AND ZOAR WELSH WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOLS. The annual tea and literary meetings in connection with the above schools were held on Wednesday last. It has been the custom now for many years to hold this annual festival on I- Box- ing day ard as if by general consent, that day in each year is never interfered with by any meeting of a similar kind. In the same way the other Sunday Schools in the town have their "special" festival day.?. The tea meeting was held in the commodious Schoolroom attached to Brunswick Chapel, in con- nection with which there are all the necessary ac- commodations, and the tables were tastefully laid out, and were decorated with flowers, <to., as was also the room decorated with erer-greens and holly, and with seasonable mottoes. At 3 o'clock the children belonging to both schools feasted; and at 4 o'clock the general public began to stream in in large numbers, and continued to do so for upwards of an hour The anangements this year were almost perfect, and notwithstanding the great rush at times, all were served in good time, and in every way to their entire satisfaction. The- following ladies presided at the tables :—Mrs Williams, 35, High street; Miss Jones, 1, East Parade; Mrs Evans, Brunswick Villa; Mrs Davies, Thorpe street; Mrs R. T. Roberts, Elwy street; Mrs Thomas, Victoria road; Mrs T. Evans, Brighton road Miss Williams, Albert Villa; Miss Hughes, 1, East Parade Miss Jonea, Gronant street; Mrs H. Evans, Edward Henry street; assisted by Miss Roberts, Elwy street; Miss Williams, 16, West Parade; Miss Davies, 2, East Parade: Mrs E. Evans, Abbey street Mrs Lambelt, Mill Bank Mrs Hughes, Victoria road; Mrs Davies, Queen street; Mrs Harriett Jones, Green Bank Mr Ellis Evans, Abbey street; Mr 1. RiohardB, Aquarium street; Mr R. T. Roberts, Elwy street Mr L. Foulkes, Vale road; Mr Hugh Evans, Edward Henry street; Mr T. Davies, Thorpe street; Mr J P. Lewis, Wellington road Mr R. Jones, Abbey street; Mr Edward Roberts, Bedford street, Mr R. Edwards, 6, Plastirion Terrace; Mr E. Roberts, Crescent road: Mr D. Davies, Albert street; Mr J D. Hughes, Railway Cottage; Mr W. Edwards, Kinmel btreet j Mr R. Williams, Junior, 35, High street; Mr J. Gittins Davies, 50, High street. The evening meeting commenced at seven o clock, at which time the body of the hall was nearly full. In the absence of Mr. Littler, who had been announced to preside, Mr. W. Williams, Summer- field, was unanimously voted to the chair pro tern. Mr. Littler, however, arrived -shortly afterwards, and was greeted with cheers on taking the chair. The Rev. Ishmael Evans acted as conductor. The programme was as follows Congregational tune, Huddersfield." Address by the chairman. Chorus, Be not afraid" OBlijah) by the ohoir. Recitation, Addysg rhieni," W. O. Williams. Song, Polly," Mr. W. Evans. Adjudication on the essays on Jeremiah and his prophecies." Prize, 15s. Adjudicator, Rev. T. Jones-Humphreys, Bangor. Four competitors best, Mr. Joseph Griffiths, Rhyl. Dialogue, "The lost thimble," E. M. Davies and A. Owens. Adjudication on the dialogues founded on unfaith- fulness in connection with the Sunday Sohool. Prize, 7s. 6d. Adjudicator, Rev. W. H. Evaut. Best Mr. D. Davies, Albert street. Recitation, Clefyd y Sul," A. E. Roberts. Song, ymru wen," Miss Richards. Competition in singing by children under 16 years of age. First prize, 2s second, lB. Adjud icators, Messrs W. Williams, Sununerfield, and John Jones, Elwy street. Five competitors. Best, Cissy Jones second, Polly Jones. Recitation, "Buoch yn hir iawn," Mairanjiie JJarieu. Duett, 11 Aimy and Navy," Messrs Tayior and Dialogue, "The Sabbath," E. Pritchard and J Evans. Bloor. Adjudication on the POtIns Tl"t to exceed 100 lines in memory of the late J. Griffiths, Albert Villa. Prize, 21s. Adjudicator, Rev. D. Jones (Druisyn). Abergele. Two competitors, but neither was adjudged worthy of the prize. Ditto in memory of the late R. Llwydwyn Joncs. Three competitors best, Mr. Wm. Jones (Gwilym Meredydd), Abergele. Song, "True till death," Mr. Percy Taylor. Dialogue, Susan and John," R. B. Davies and and M. E. Davies. Chorus, Hallelujah" (Messiah), by the choir. Recitation, "Os gwneyd peth, gwneyd peth yn iawn," J. E. Jonet. Dialogue, "Y mddidclanion yr Aelwyd," M. A. Jones and M. E. Williams. Song, "Far away," Miss Cissy Jonej. Dialogue, Hen Forgan a'i wraig," A. E. Roberts and R. B. Davies. Recitation, Yn erbyn y Post," S. A. Pritchard. Song, Warblings at Eve," Miss Richards. Choral competition-children under 16 years of age with the assistance of G adults to sing tenor and bass. Prize, 10s. Only one choir, under the leadership of Master J. E. Jones, competed and was adjudged worthy of the prize. Recitation, "Goehel Owmni Drwg," Sarah Jane Williams. Song, by Mr. James Jones, a blind gentleman, the words of which he composed for the occasion. Competition in reciting a Welsh hymn. Two competitors, best A. C Jones second. M. E Davies. Anthem, "Teyruasoedd y ddaear" (J. Ambrose Lloyd) by the choir. The solos were sung by Miss Kate Roberts, and Messrs W. O. Davies, Isaac Jones, and E. H. Vaughan. Fin«le, (-(I sive the Queen." The meeting was one of the most su.-rssful which has been held for many years; the only drawback being the fact that no choirs had entered for com- petition for the two principal prizes. The Rev. ishmael Evans performed his duties well, and showed both tact and talent to keep up a good feel- ing in the meeting from beginning to end. The Choral Union under the able leadership of Mr J. Pierce Lewis-though under a disadvantage owing to the absence from different causes of several members—rendered the most valuable service, and their singing of the different choruses was highly creditable to both choir and conductor. Miss Kate Richards was, of course, a great favourite, and on the present occasion she was loudly applauded after each song. The same may also be said of Mesirs W. Evans, and Percy Taylor, who sang in excellent style. Miss Lizaie Davies, Gwynfa Villa, played the accompaniments to all the pieces sang, and we think it was a pity that she should be worked so hard. This young lady is making rapid progress in the art of music; and her playing gave the utmost satisfaction to all who were competent to judge. As to the recitations, dialogues, &c., they were all of a very interesting character and the young people showed that great care had been taken in their training. A vote of thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who had assisted at the tea and concert and to the chair- men, was unanimously passed on the motion of the Rev. Ishmael Evans, seconded by Mr James Davies. The committee are deserving of great praise for the perfect manner in which the festival this year was managed. Mr James Gittins Davies was the secretary, and Mr James Davies the treasurer.
DEATH OF TOWNSHEND MAINWARING ESQ., GALLTFAENAN. The above estimable gentleman, we regret to announce, died about four o'clock in the afternoon on Christmas day, in his 75th year. He was widely known and greatly respected throughout North Wales. He was a J.P. for the county of Denbigh, and one of the oldest on the list, was high sheriff in 1840, and was some time major of the Denbighshire Rifle Volunteers. In him the Vale of Clwyd Rail- way Company found a firm supporter while in its infancy. He was on the first board of directors, and. if we mistake not, performed the ceremony of cutting the first sod when the railway was commenced. In politics he was a Liberal- Conservative, and was one of those politicians who, by some, were styled Peelites." He represented the Denbigh boroughs in the Conservative interest for some time prior to 1846, was then defeated, but was returned again in 1852, and sat as a Conserva- tive till 1868, when he was beaten by Mr. Watkin Williams. He was most liberal to the poor, and a prominent Churchman, having with his wife built and endowed a costly church at Trefnant. In Rhyl he was very well-known and greatly respected; and took great and active interest in the Royal Alex- andra Hospital and the Women's Home. Major C. S. Mainwaring is his heir.
We learn by telegram that the Bombay press vehemently opposes the compromige on tbe ilbert Bill, and CQollil agitation.
A CHRISTMAS EVE IX A LEAD MINE. (BY A YORKSHIREMAX.) Though many of our readers are. doubtless, well acquainted with Matlock Bath-that pictu- resque little village peivMed up so prettily in the miniature Alps of Derbyshire—it may not have fallen to the lot of many to have visited it in the depth of winter, when the craggy hills in the dis- trict are boldly brought out into prominence by their mantle of snow, and when even the nj¡id Derwent, murmuring over many a pebbly in summer, is locked up in the keen embrace of King Frost. It was my fortune some five-and-tw^ :itv years ago to have to spend a fortnight at Mai*:ock towards the close of the month of December. MJ& when the prominent physical features ci the landscape presented a new and attractive pearanee under the dominion of a thoroughly cia- lashioned winter. The High Tor, with its grand trout, reared its solemn head. in its crown of o-erriNeraiid valley the Heights of Abral: am qualed by the vantage tower, stood out cl lv and distinctly in the frosty air: and the pi _tv residences—dropped here and there on rockv perches on the west bank of the river—bore a still more striking resemblance to the chalets of Swit- zerland. and gave the scene a still more striking similarity to the show-valleys of the Alpine dis- Li-ict. The absolute quietness of the place: th, dazzling whiteness of the snowy mantle that en- veloped rock, acclivity, terraces, houses, find loiiage; and the entire absence of the traffic which, in the height of summer, rolls through the vailov all contributed to the delusion, and one oouid easily imagine himself transplanted to sonic lonely glen in the eternal hills," far removed from tin ordinary haunts of civilised life, and from the rattle, din, and excitement of commercial life, though Manchester and Derby were only a few miles away, and Sheffield and Leeds were within easy reach of the place. ,Ùm Chapman was my companion in this winter excursion. Though quite a young man he had for several years been the active partner in a large machine making establishment at Leeds, and had devoted himself so earnestly and assiduously to the business of the firm as to have injured his health very seriously. The concern was in a struggling state when he first identified himself with its interests; and though not by any means a mexe money-grubber, he had felt a pardonable pride in elevating its position in the mercantile world, and in determining its commercial success, even though in the uphill work some of his own intel- lectual aspirations were sacrificed and his health also imperilled. It is sufficient to sa\ on this topic that he had succeeded in the world, but at a sacrifice of the extent of which he was not then aware. A slight cough, a somewhat annoying and occasionally racking affection of the lungs, were now settling upon him; and it was to the urgent orders of his medical adviser that he paid his visit to Matlock on the occasion how in question, wintering in the murky impure atmosphere of Leeds being considered a positively hazardous thing for him to attempt, and cessation from all troubling and anxious work being also sternly decreed. He was ordered to Matlock, and I have no doubt he felt deeply grateful when I consented to accompany him in what he then considered an involuntary exile from his accustomed routine of life. As we had no female relatives with us, and did not wish to be troubled with the duties of house- keeping. we determined to domicile ourselves at one of the hotels in the village, and were fortu- nate enough to find excellent accommodation at a second-rate inn, the Arms. The large hotels were nominally closed, the Old Bath and the New Bath had their furniture laid up in ordinary until the return of spring; and their drawing, dining, and public rooms were so many wildernesses of desolation, with not a soul to speak to xcept occasional domestics, who appeared half Tightened and half amazed to have extra work .mposed upon them at this veritable dead season of the year. They were not for my nervous depressed friend, neither did they suit one of my somewhat volatile turn of mind. At the ———- Arms, on The contrary, we found a comfortable, accommo- iuting. sympathising landlady, who looked very carefully after our creature and material com- orts and as we also soon found that her house was the nightly resort of the starved-out" guides of the place and other people whose in- terests were only really tangibly aroused during the season, we contrived to pass away the long even- ings very pleasantly, ana with somewhat of intel- ligent if not intellectual interest. Among the regular frequenters of the house were two brothers—Dickinson by name—who. in addition to following their own trade in the village, had latterly leased an old lead mine on the hill side, known as the Bonaventure This mine, after being worked almost < the time of the Romans, had fallen i:"o a bad name with regard to productiveness; had been tinkered at by lessee after lessee with un- varying misfortune; and had been closed for some time because no enterprising or sanguine tenant could see it to his interest to work the ancient and dilapidated galleries. The brothers Dickin- sons, however, entertained the idea that there was some good ore still to be won in the Bonaventure, and as they were offered the tenancy under vorv favourable conditions, they were ultimately in- duced to undertake the mine. They had onlv just succeeded to it when we paid our visit to Matlock, and their prospects were somewhat eagerly canvassed night after night bv their friends and acquaintances in the bar of the Arms, oftener with apprehensions of failure than with anticipations of success. Christmas Eve arrived, and the public room of the hostelry was crowded with the usual habitues, who were all, in consideration of the night and its associations, disposed to be more than ordinarily genial, sym- patliet-c, and hospitable. The shades of night had just fallen over external objects, but there was a nipping and an eager air of frost: the stars promised to shine out clearly, and the ground crisply sounded under the footfalls of the way- farers. The fire burnt clearly and cosily in the i ange; the huge kettle on the hob crooned out a cheery, monotonous drone, and the whole sur- roundings of the scene were eminently English and homelike. After anticipatory compliments of the season had passed round, old Bernardo, the well-known guide to the caverns, delivered himself of one of his usual stilted and oracular speeches, touching the prospects of the weather and of the Christmas season generally and then the conversation gradually subsided into ordinary and isolated channels. I was sitting next to Tom Dickinson, the elder of the brothers, and as he sould scarcely talk of anything but the mine, our -hat fell naturally into that groove—so interesting to mm in his new character as "adventurer." The methods of working the ore were described to me, in answer to my inquiries, and I at length became so much interested in the subject as to ex- press a wish to visit a lead mine, and see how the business of winning the ore was conducted. When my curiosity was thus plainly expressed, Tom Dickinson at first laughed at my wish, and then ventured the somewhat sneering remark, "That it was all very well talking after that fashion, but that I had neither the sourage nor the nerve to descend the shaft." This doubt as to my pluck somewhat nettled me, and I expressed my annov- ance rather noisily &nd markedly, so much so as to draw upon me the attention of the other people in the room. Bernardo, with his customary urbanity, asked what had offended me? "Oh I replied—and here I may state to the gentle reader that I rejoice in the patronymic of Freeman- Tom Dickinson and I have been talking about the Bonaventure, and because I expressed a wish to go down the mine he laughs at me as if he doubted my courage." "Well," remarked Ber- nardo, 11 that point can soon be settled. If Mr Freeman will consent to accompany you, Tom, will > ou allow him to go down the shaft?" Tom replied, I- Oh, ves, with pleasure; and if Mr. reeman is desirous of roughing it as our ordinary miners do, we will go down the mine this very night. This prompt acquiescence in mv ex- pressed desire rather took me aback. I had not expected to have the challenge so directly given me, and had scarcely matured mv inclination so much as to have brought my mind altogether to the enterprise. I sat silently smoking my church- warden pipe, but my cogitations were soon dis- turbed. Mr. Freeman," cried Bernardo, surely you are not afraid of the under- taking. By the holy poker, I would go with you myself, but that my limbs are not so nimble as they were thirty years ago. I dare engage that you. a Yorkshireman, have been down a coalpit in your time, and our holes here are nothing in iomparison with your grttt and deep shafts about Leeds." "Oh," I replied, "I have been down pits several times, but there we descend the shafts in comfortable cages, and here, I understand, you use very primitive means of going down lead mines." "I should think so," rejoined Tom Dickinson, with another sneer, "weusethewild- lass certainly for drawing up the ore, but as a rule our men go down the pit by the standrings and jave to foot it very deftly, I can tell you, or else a single false step would eventuate in their speedy and risky descent to the bottom of the hole." A general laugh followed. It was evident that rr- reputatiojcfor pluck was rapidly sub- zero, and if I would maintain my I felt X must do «M-vmwfhing deepp-
& AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS r ÄLES Lloyd,county court judge for -¡-Mr .h Wales, has appointed Mr J. fter ,h (of the firm of Messrs. Ainon auctioneers), and Mr. R. D. RZth of Messrs. R. D. Roberts andts Of this town), as bailiffs utf -'he appointment enables them ae duties in any part of Engla. T(HNIGHT. -We understand that tht. A Wesley ans, the English Baptists, and iuroh of England friends intend holding night service on the 31st inst. mistake on the part of the printer we last week made to announce that the I tea meeting in connection with the sh Wesleyan cause will be held on the Irox. The correct date is the 17th. annual tea meeting of the band of hope with the English Presbyterian 1 be held on the 7th of January. ^-Jones, grocer, Water street, was •'?^8 of„doirJ produce in the *yd Winter Show, recently held at •
RUTHIN. JRAL HOLDINGS ACT (ENGLAXD). Obomas Price Roberts of Ruthin ..nd Valuer, has been appointed by d, ERq., Judge of County Courts and North Wales, a Bailiff ander Itural Holdings Act," for the pnr- ying out the provisions of the Act ers of distress. Under the appoint. oberts can act in any part of Eng. aloo, and It cannot be too widely no person except so appointed can dLtres8.Uftry 1884 8°taSa BailifEl r
j FUI)it RELIEF FUND. 1883—84. I ackncwleages receipt of contributions in aid 0f this fund. Ohnda7 5 5 0 ynne Jones] 'r ? dwards A 1 W o 10 6 ™ • JV oMAZiUiY, dfloretKry.
AMERICAN HUMOUR. WB find in a Californian diary, the following gloriiication of a quality we ;ire not sure we should like: A man of few words is very well, but a woman of few words is a matter open to argument. I encountered one day, in a ravine some three miles distant, among the goldwashers, a woman from San Jose. She was at work with a larae wooden bowl, by the side of a stream. I asked her how long she had been there, and how much gold she averaged a day. She replied Three weeks and an ounce. Her reply "eminded me of an anecdote of the lata Judge li., who met a girl returning from marht, and aske I "How deep did you find the stream ? what did you get for your butter f'p to the knee and niiiet)eiice, was the reply. "Ah:" said the judge to himself; sho is the girl fur me; no words lost there turned back, proposed, was accepted, and mar- ried the next week. A'WESTEBN editor tells what he would do if lie was a jackass. A rival journalist remarks that what people desire to know is, what he would do if lie wasn't one. WHAT an "Impression" is—"Ah, I have an impression exclaimed Dr. M'Cosh, the President of Princeton College, to the mental philosophy class. Now, young gentlemen, can you tell me what an im- pression is?" No answer. "What! no one knows ? No one can tell me what an impression is cxclaimed the doctor, looking up and down the class. 1 know," said Mr. Arthur. "An impression is a dent in a soft place." Young gentlemen." said the doctor, growing red in the face, -1 you are excused for the day." BIGGS rushed up the theatre stairs and down the aisle, after having been out to see a man. I declare," exclaimed Big-g-, panting from his unwonted exercise, I ran up those plaguy stairs so fast I almost lost my breatii." ]t was a great pity you didn't quite lose it," remarked Mrs. B., turning away her head. Ugh, it's awful." SAY, Johii," remarked an editor to a well- known city 'ournalist, I wish you would contribute to our art coltiuiiis." Any special line" queried the gentleman addressed. Well, no. Anything interesting relating to that department —gossip, notes, criticisms, IIlIythingyolI like, a I iininitum." Or, rather," answered John, "add in tine art items, you mean." The amend- ment and manuscripts were accepted. "Now is the time to subscribe," said the cross- roads editor, as he led his weilthy bride to the marriage register and shoved a pen into her trembling hand. A WOMAN recently applied for State aid, and the blank was produced and the usual questions asked. She answered them freely until it came to Your age?" llave I got to tell that ¡" she asked. "The blank re- quires it, ma am, was the reply. Well, then," he said, "1 don't want any State aid, and she flounced right out of the office in high dudgeon. IT'S gettin' harder an' harder ebery day fur me to s'port my family," said Old Isom of St. Louis Lu lamentation. "What's de cause, Isom?" asked Old Net. ell, ver see, de lady ob de house whar my wife cooks has tuk to comin' in de kitchen an' makiu' my wife go outde front do.' Dat's 'nough ter grind any man down in de dust ob starvation." "Dat's jist wat's de matter at my house," said Ned. De white folks is gittm ter be so particular dat a black man can't lib laoliow." AN Irishman out West," driven to despera- tion by the stringency of the money-market and the price of provisions, procured a pistol and took to the road. Meeting a traveller, he stopped him and demaale l his money or his life. Seeing that Pat was green at the business, he said, I'll tell you what I'll do. I will give you all my money for that pistol." Agreed," said the highwayman. Pat received the money and haniffel over the pist( £ "Now," said the traveller, hand back that money, or I'll blow your brains out! Bla/.e away, my hearty," said Pat; but the sorra a drop of powder there is in it." THEY were an old couple coming East by the Michigan Central. When the brakeman announced: Marshall-twenty minutes for dinner!" they both left the car and entered the eating-house. They had scarcely seated themselves at the table when the husband took out his old-fashioned bull's-eye watch, squinted at the time and passed it to his wife with the remark: "Now. I'll eat and you hold the watch, and if we get left it'll all be your fault. Sing out at the end of eighteen ninits." And the good-natured old wife sat theie without eating a mouthful and timed him while he pitch-forked everything within reach into his stomach. INTO the child's sick room walks a friend of the family, and going up to the bedside of the convales- cent says: "Glad to see you are so much better, Minnie." Thaiikq return,; Minnie. "I shall be out in a few day "And how long is it since you began to get well ? About a week or ten days ago," answered the child, "ever since our doctor was drownec; Ws never spealc as we pass pie," would be a cood soag for dumb waiters in a restaurant. JoNWS, on T ^ing advised to marry and settle u:r\r(,)i!1 tl.=. erroA* t1'($ "c-o.- 4- Jr. ~j. ov* » ..pri v\ To' r)t; Samson would never have overthrow the Philistines had lie not held his jaw. WHISKY," said the doctor, hardens the brains." Maybe it does," replied the horrible example, but it softens the knees most wonderfully." WE have an unutterable longing to hear of the actor or prima donna whose season just closed has not been the most profitable in their whole career. A YOUNG bridegroom, who was lately the victim of a charivari, states to us that the boys made a regular pandemonium of it- a tin pan-demonium he meant, of course. IN the Senatorial election in Colorado the devil got one vote. There is evidently one man in the State who thinks the standard of its Congressional repre- sentation ought to be raised. YES," he said, I was absolutely astonished when Mr. Gor.eworth asked me to go and take a drink. Why, it so astonished me that I utterly lost my presence of mind. I declined, sir WE are going to start a newspaper and call it Copper Coin. It will have a large circulation and be cent everywhere.—[ Whitehall Times. And each subscriber will give a penny for your thoughts. A PiTTsntJBGHKR has invented a railway sleeper made of straw board. But this won't be the first straw bored sleeper. If anything bores a man it is to fin(I that the feathers in his tick grew in a wheat field. PERHAPS the most important thing of all is to keep one's ideal within the bounds of the attainable. To strain after the impossible exhausts the energies in futile eliort, and leads to discouragement. Morbid reaching for the infinite has blighted many a life. The child who cries for stars shows his good sense when he dries his tears and turns his attention to mud-piei, but it is better to be star-struck than to have one's aspirations stuck fast in the mud. In a word, to realise a high ideal it rest upon a solid basis of reality, and to actually 'e worthy results the ideal striven after must be ex- id ennoKVing. FE of a member c" Conpiesg went TI the biuft, to Bright, Sergeant- I r Siiate, just before Congress adjourned, ;.i for one ,,1 the Senators'desks. Bright sent her u '-< "property man," who has a perfect furniture store down in the cellar somewhere To him said the persistent M-s. Represen- tative," I want a Senator's desk I want to send it home and have it put in the library to 'urprise my husband when he goes back. You see," she idded, in a burst of confidence, seeing that the furniture nan didn't /ook particularly cross, "we go Out on the 4th of March,and we want to getaa much out of it as possible." She didn't get that desk SAY, Bizzy," said the office boy to the Leeper of the chips, why were the antediluvian oysters bad ?" Give it up, dear boy." Because it was the time of No-ah lES," soliloquised the storekeeper, when he heard a commercial traveller rapping at his door, I had heard that brass knockers on front doors, were to be -eviveti, but I did not suppose that they would get around 1(4 soon as this." SOME men unpleasantly comb their mous- he at the table," remarks a writer. This is cruel, and society for the prevention of striking moustaches < they are down should suppress such an exhibition. jjVou ought to see my new dog," said A. to (i jHes one of the best Gordon setters I ever saw." (( piot a setter that will lay over him," rejoined B. .,)u a V you haven't." "Taken," said B. The bet III undecided because B. trotted out a hen. RAGRAI'H is going the rounds of the he effect that Mr. Gould is having a lot of (M'n ^angels painted for his tomb. This is a mis- ? e' artist has been given an order to paint a life- Jre, tation of a camel passing through the eye of Action—Walking in vour sleep The vo meesmet in front of a New York offioe. working '•>" the tW0 8akl: He,I°' Tom- Are y°n in SPruce-str^70m repHed;, working around repeated the a press.' "Feeding a press?" you're not able y0° 0verSr0w° Turk» p. ;eed yourself, let alone a press." vouring to ,°ld dark6y 6ndea" see," remarked he ^18 unfortn,nate condition. You see," remarke d hc' it was in dis way, as far as can married agin and d, fad i my mudder married agin and son?*7 TH my fadder parents at all nnr „n ihow 1 doe8n t 8eem to have no parents at all, nor no h^ nor nuffin.» int) were reoently deluded Hudson, to see aTeRt w?? haTh^* ViUagei?n the was on exhibition Thev sl^ -t c&VtuT'?> and brickbat usually is rt Wa8 red» 88 a it as ^s 'oni PIan*fJ*in Louisiana reoently gave 6Wdin'teISS Dat ob de folks is a good manv in H 0nS up8d6sl 400 8ma» dere bein'a Island. State now ar*i«>t bigger dan Rhode lawyer°at spoke J, you," snarled a witness; "weU, what did it say?,» "I „B understand what it said. «Whv not'" guaJS""8 m DOt famUiar witb "y the dead lan. A SYRAcuan ruan b" a bat la&do at th* last straw which broke the amoo IIIaL j
VOLUNTEER ANNUAL PRIZE SHOOT- ING CONTEST. The annual prize shooting competition of the Rhyl (C) Company of Rifle Volunteers took place at the Rhyl Range on Saturday last. The weather was not at all favourab'e to good shooting, and as the appended score will show, the points gained by even the best marksmen were but a fair average. Points. Amount of PriM Sergeant Wallis 31 £ 3 0 0 Private H. Wright 28 2 0 0 LI. Browne. 23 1 10 0 Clews. 22 1 5 0 R. Roberts 22 1 2 6 Corporal Shannon 21 1 0 0 Color-Sergt. Gamlin 21 0 17 6 Private McBain 21 0 15 0 Ratcliffe 21 0 15 0 Powell 21 0 15 0 C. Wright 20 0 10 0 J. Williams. 19 0 10 0 \V. Hughes. 19 0 10 0 John Jones 18 0 10 0 „ J. NAVIES 18 U B 0 Simcock 18 0 5 0 Pearl 18 0 5 0 R. Vaughan 17 0 5 0 Stroyan. 17 0 5 0 W. Williams 17 0 5 0 J. D. Williams. 17 0 5 0 Pimblett 17 0 2 6 W. V. Browne. 17 0 2 6 W. J. Vaughan 16 0 2 6 J.Jones. 16 0 2 6 Smallwocd 14 0 2 G Owen 14 § 2 6 Lewis 13 0 2 6 Sergeant Roberts 13 0 2 G Corporal Henderson 13 0 2 6 Fifty men competed. In the evening, the prizes were distributed in the armoury by Major Wright (in the unavoidable ab- sence of Capt Jones) who stated he had great pleasure once again to be amongst the company he had known for many long years,and he was delighted to see around him many old faces whom he had known for a lengthy period. He was glad to say the company was now, numerically speaking, in a more satisfactory condition than at any period since he had become acquainted with it, and it was a credit to the battalion of which it formed part. This was in a great measure due to the non-com- missioned officers uf the company, who were zealous soldiers, sacrificing time and rendering their services with an alacrity that was essential to suc- cess. The behaviour also could not be complained of as far a" he knew, aud their devotion to the Volunteer movement was evidenced by the way in which they attended drills. He (the Major) en- larged upon this subject and quoted from the list of attendances of drills shewn below and he hoped that as drill prizes would be awarded annually the encouragement thus extended would be an additional incentive and fully taken advantage of. He reminded the men that the source whence the prizes came was the pockets of the inhabitants of Rhyl and the neighbourhood and therefore the company had or ought to be grateful not only for their liberal pe- cuniary support but also their good wishes. The Major concluded his well chosen remarks (which were received with becoming respect) by wishing all he saw in the Armoury that evening a "Merry Christmaii and a happy New Year." He then pro- ceeded to distribute the prizes. The following is a list of the prize winners for attendances at drills during the year ending the 31st I October last. Drills, Prize. Corporal Henderson 74 jgl 0 0 Private Powell. 72 016 0 Sergt. Wallis 63 0 12 6 Private W. L. Williams 61 0 10 0 J. F. Bayliss 60 0 7 6 Jno. Williams.. 60 0 6 0 W. J. Vaughan 59 0 5 0 Sandoe 57 0 4 0 JI McBain 65 0 3 0 111 hos. Jones 51 0 2 6 J. D. Williams. 49 0 2 6 Color-Sergt. Gamlin 48 0 2 0 Lieutenant Wright was entitled to the eighth prize, but he conceded it in favour of the next man in order of merit. The competition for the goods prizes was arrang- ed to take place on Wednesday last, but the dense fog which prevailed on that day frustrated all ar- rangements, and the competition was postponed until to-day (Saturday).
SI. Ai>APH DEBATING SOCIETY. On Wednesday evening, December Illth, this society held the last meeting of the winter session under the able presidency of the Rev. B. Hughes, a paper on the moon being read by W. Easterby, Esq St. John's College. Cambridge. The was treated in a popular manner, mathematical processes being purposely avoided. The results de- duced from them only being stated. Mr Easterby, at the beginning of his paper, eu- logized in powerful terms the study of science tlinn which, he said, nothing was nobler or more fraught with deep interest to the inhabitants of the world, and particularly that branch called Astronomy, for the history of the countless worlds th-d pervade the universe, must, in that this world's history was touched upon with theirs, demand our first atten- tion. He had taken the moon as the subject for his paper chiefly because more was known about her than about any other of the heavenly bodies, and having given several theories on the origin of the planets of our solar system he went on to compare the sizes of the earth and moon. The former is eight times as big as the lattei, and the force of gravity on the moon only one sixth of what it is on the earth, so that, the lecturer said, a man who could jump six feet high here, would jump 3G feet on the moon. The surface of the moon was then described, showing that it consisted of countless volcanic craters, mountains and rough plains, and scjnery of which would rival in grand- eur any there was on the earth; there was no water, and no atmosphere there, and from the range of great heat to extreme cold life as on the earth, animal and vegetable, was impossible on the moon. Mr Easterby then detailed a few of the benefits which she bestows on men, laying great stress on what he called "the sanitary" one. He said that by the recurrence of the tides the mouths of rivers was cleaned away, and thus a very great source of pestilence was removed, and he also hinted that it was the energy of the tidal wave which would,when our supply of coal was exhausted, have to drive our machines and to turn our dynamos. The lecturer then commended the moon to further study, being certain that she would repay with interest every attention that was paid her, and resumed his seat amid great applause. Mr Wynne, who, as usual, on rising was loudly cheered, said thanked Mr Easterby from his heart for the very excellent and scientific lecture he had given them. He had learnt a great deal from it, and so he thought had all theie and he hoped one and all would think then and afterwards of the many new things they had heard concerning their friend the moon. He thought there was one point which Mr Easterby had not touched on, and that was the theory of eclipses. This the speaker pro- ceeded to explain. Mr Joseph Lloyc, also thanked Mr Easterby for his clever paper, and thought it ought to be printed and distributed among the people of St. Asaph. It was a paper that needed thinking well over in order to grasp and fhlly comprehend the many points mentioned. He had always regarded the moon as a friend, had been indebted to her beneficent light, both late at night and at early dawn, but he had not thought of hot as being so nearly connected with our own world, nor of being the useful sanitary officer, which Mr Easterby had stated she was. He facetiously remarked that there was one paper which he often consulted, and that was the Welsh Almanack, and although Mr Easterby had stated otherwise, yet he learnt from that almanack that there were twelve new moons in the year. Now, it was evident, that either the lecturer or the alman aok was at fault, he would leave his hearers to de- cide this knotty point. Dr. Easterby said he had very few remarks to make, but one point had occurred to him, and that was the use of the moon to sailors. By observing her and with the help of the Nautical Almanack, they were enabled to find what longitude they were in, and thus determine the position of the ship. Mr Thomas Jones, the post office, thanked Mr Easterby, for his paper. He knew that Oxford was celebrated for classical, and Cambridge for mathematical knowledge, and the latter had been proved that evening, for they had just listened to the result of deep mathematical investigation. Mr Helsby then rose and said that they had heard that evening beautiful theories in beautiful language, but they must not believe in everything Mr Easterby said. When a man who believed that the world was flat got up to speak he was generally considered to be a "flat," and it was in that character that he (Mr Helsby) spoke to them. By considering the moon during an eclipse he declared her to be a flat, self-luminous body, placed there simply to light the earth during the night. There were no craters or mountains on her surface, for when look- itKrotxgpK a powerful tclcaoopo in Ohill 30 y oars ago he had seen nothing of the kind only a bright shining mass. Mr Helsby then inveighed in strong terms against modern science-falsely so called— and said that it was uprooting the very principles of our religion.! He believed in the Book of Genesis. God had made the sun, moon and stars simply for the use of the earth, and trusting in that he dis carded the Nefula Theory. As for the moon hav- ing anything to do with the tides it was nonsense. God had made the tides and they were grievously wrong in attribu ting them to the attraction of the moon. Mr Austen Lewis, the Grammar School, said that from the words of the last speaker he was sorry that the spirit which three hundred years ago had imprisoned Galiles for his advances in soience was so rampant in the 19th century. Mr Easterby then briefly replied on most of the points raised, and in referring :to the religious question said if any one present had taken exception to his paper on religious grounds he was not sorry for the man but for his religion. The Rev. Mr Morton in proposing a vote of thanks to the lecturer for his valuable paper an- nounced that Mr Jude of Liverpool had kindly promised to deliver his lecture on Music in aid of the funds of the society and he (Mr Morton) pro- posed that it should be the opening lecture of the next session. Votes of thanks to the lecturer and chairman were then carried with acclamation and the proceed- ings terminated.
CHURCH BAZAAR & XMAS TREE. The annual Bazaar and Christmas Tree was held at the Boys' (National) Sohoolroom on Thursday last. The attendance was very good, especially when it is taken into consideration that a similar event was held at the Grammar School, St. Asaph, and to which, no doubt, a great many families in the Vale went. The Church friends have been noted for the very attractive and gay appearance of their fancy fairs, and the last was second to none of its predecessors. The stalls were well supplied and tastefully ar- ranged and decorated In additiom to stalls there were several means adopted to dispose of the hand- some articles and augment the funds. Several little friends flitted hither and thither with their bran pies," &c., inviting all comers to have a dip," while the" fishpond" was the centre of great at- traction, and very profitable to boot. The Misses Cox were showing a dwarf bijon residence, which was handsomely furnished through out in proportionate minature. Its liliputian retii- dents were all engaged in the various occupations which would be assigned to them in a well-ordered establishment. To particularize would take more space than we can devote, but every apartment throughout the house from its noble entrance hall and exquisite reception rooms to its domestic offices were replete in their elegance and full in their domestic appointments. Even the sewing machine was not forgotten, while the kitchen range was a perfect model. The Misses Cox's patience in con- triving such a minature must have been sorely tried, but they would be amply repaid in the pleasure afforded to both old and young who were eager and anxious to see so charming a model, and by being enabled to hand a goodly sum to the general fund. STALL-HOLDERS. I.-The Vicarage Stall Mrs Richardson, assisted by Mrs Atcherley, Mrs Sleddon, Miss Baird, Miss Lewis, Miss Price Roberts, Mrs T. Prichard, Miss Clarke, Mrs Burn, Miss Ansdell, Miss Crawford, Miss Maud Trowsdell, Miss Day (Plas Llewelyn). II.—Mrs Foster, assisted by Mrs Carstairs, Mrs Norris, Mrs Bond, and Miss Bond. III.—Mrs Ducrot, assisted by the Misses Dicrot and the Misses Richardson. VI.—Refreshment Stall: Mrs Girdlestone, assisted by the Misses Townshend. V.-Doll House The Misses Cox. All the above ladies did their utmost, and we congiatulate them on the success attending their efforts. We have been unable to glean all particu- lars, but roughly speaking the proceeds may be laid down at about £ 120. However, in our next issue, we may be able to publish all the details.
RHUDDLAN CRICKET CLUB. Signs of the approaching season are already manifest, and we are glad to learn that the executive are bestirring themselves to give the public a coa- tinuauce in the interest in matches, which has so 1 lug formed a feature of this renowned club. At an early date, probably about the second week in February, the members intend giving a dramatic performance in aid of the funds. We trust that the athletic public will do their utmost to further the members in their laudable project.-C.
A gentleman noticing that his wiffe's bonnets grew smaller and smaller land the hills larger and larger, calmly said "I suppose this thing will go on until the milliner will Bead nothing bat the bill."
L 1 B it E T T 0 FOR L I R E R A L S ON GTARD AT II VWAKJJEN. (From tliest. I MR GLADSTONE. ME HERBERT GLADSTONE I INSPECTOR APLIN. DETECTIVE WITHIES. POLICE CONSTABLES. SCENE—Xiyht, outiidt Hn-wardcn Cattle — I'uu'ct patrolling. Chorus of POLICE Hist, bist Lightly tread on ihe sacred earth, List, list! This is the hour when night gives birth All that is evil and who can say But the black Land-leaguer will wend this way Hark, hark! Safe and sound must our William sleep; Dark, dark Lowers the night while our watch we keep. Here Oil guard we must boldly stay, way Though the ghost of O'Donnell be bo. this INSPECTOR APLIN Silence, ye quaverers, know ye that I And thc. stout Withers, both are standing nigh? And know ye not whate'er of risks awaits The cut thereof falls on the county rates ? Then courage, friends. Here, Withers, great and true. Sing to and cheer them prythee, Withers,do. DETECTIVE WITHERS If my poor voice in any way can aid, I'll wake the echoes with a serenade. Solo—WITHERS. Sleep, William, sleep, no dreams thy slumber I Safe is thy rest, no ill can e'er befall, [breaking; L Others, unguarded, sleep, and know no waking Thou hast thy Withers at thy beck and calL Sleep, William, sleep thy Withers may be weary, Still will he watch and save thee from the foe Fate unto those unguarded may seem dreary, Never on thee shall fall a touch of woe. Sleep, William, sleep the shades of men departed Hover, perchance, and ruffle o'er they brow: These can I stay not; yet be not down-hearted, They in their lives were guarded not as thou. (Window opens. ME GLADSTONE appears on the balcony, in night attire, followed by HERBERT. GLADSTONE Methought I heard a singing. Herbert say, Was it the cat yowling an amorous lay Or was it some uncanny sound of ill, Such as the Banshee r Peace, brave heart, be still. HEBSBBT Father,I've heard, when in the Irish land, The distant chaunting of dread Rory's band, What time I changed my name to 'scape from hurt. And fell a victim to my tell-tale shirt; Alas, I seem to recognise the noise, I fear-I fear it is the Moonlight boys. WITHERS: Nay, nay, 'tis Withers and his henet,. men true. GLADSTONE The saints be praised! Withers, I aing to you. Solo-GUDSTONB. A chill yet merry old man am I Play wind with the shirt tale free, The world may suffer, and sob, and sigh, But it matters not to me: For here on the balcony safe I stand, With stout protectors on every hand And who dares say that I am not grand ? I'll laugh in his faee-" he, he." eltorits-Yes, yes, he may rest in perfeot peace With a glorious halo of brave police The common herd are the Leaguer's prey. But William is safe both night and day. GLADSTONE A cold and sleepy old man am I, Flap wind in the shirt-tail free 'Tis a pitiful thing that men should die Through the foul Land Leaguery. But then, as you see, the Land League band Are useful, very-their crimes I'll stand, And I'll give them all they can e'er demand If they'll give support to me. Chorus-Yes, yes, he will give us perfect peace, H e will live with the leaguers without police. The common herd will have passed away, But he and the Leaguers will last for aye. (Loud applause.) HMMERT-COME, father, come, the night wind pierces cold: Against the elements you are too bold. To bed, to bed. GLADSTONE Peace, silly, simple son. Not half our chilly task as yet is done. Scant are our garments, as I must confess, Yet fain am I these guardians to address. Detective Withers, and brave gentlemen, Sworn foes to every foe within you ken, Hear we a while-' (An ass brays.) HERBERT: Ha! 'Tis the Leaguer's cry POLICE O'Donnells ghost oh, save yourselves— fly, fly! (Precipitate retreat of police. Mr Gladstone and Herbert vanish from balcony with indecorous ex. pedition. The ass comes forward alone. Curtain).
THE RHYL COMMOTIONERS. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. Mr. Editor,—Perhaps you will allow an old man for once in his life to say a few words, through your columns to the Rhyl Commotioners. It is about the Vale Road Bridge. Now, Sir, I don't see very well, and am troubled with sore feet, espec- ially at this time of the year. So you may think that crossing the above bridge at night is to me and many like me a very painful and dangerous thing. If I walk on the path, which is yerv narrow, I am in danger of being run into and tumbled over by something coming in the opposite direction, on account of its being so pitch dark. But if I go into the road I will be in great danger still of being run over by a carriage or cart or a bicycle; and beside I will have to walk through stones bigger than my head. Now what I want to say is this- why don't the Commotioners put a httle more light on the bridge, over which there is so much +raific of every description ? Perhaps Mr. Reynolds or some one else will call attention to this at the meeting which I am told is to be held on Tuesday next. I hope Mr. Editor you will oblige an old ratepayer by putting this in your paper.—Yours &0., ONE OF TRi FATHEM OF R [Our venerable correspondent will pardon us, we are sure,for altering his manuscript a little.—ED.] I
NEWMARKET. COMPETITIVE MErmo.-A competitive meeting was held on Christmas day, commencing at 5 p.m., when the chair was well filled by the Rev. Ceinion Thomas, Llanfairfechan, and the proceedings were under the able conductorship of the Rev. T. P. Edwards (Caerwyson). The following gentlemen acted as adjudicators:—The Revs. W. Jamee, Sam; H. Uwchlyn Jones, Rhesycae W. Evans, Axton; Miss Ellis, Graig; Mr J. Roberta, Gwaen- yscor; and D. Lloyd, Newmarket. We were not able to get the names of the musical adjudicators. All discharged their duties admirably. The follow- ing persons took prizes at the meeting :-Poetry, Death of Rachel," Mr. J. Roberts, Gwaenyscor The true friend," Mr. John Davies, Great Homer street Liverpool; A tombstone epitaph." Mr H. Hughes, Gwaenscor. Proae" An essay on reading the bible," Mr Edward Jones, Newmarket and Mr T. Richards, St. Asaph, of equal merit; "A son's letter to his father," Mr J. Davies, Voel, Cwm; A daughter's letter to her mother," Misses Mary Davies and Mary Roberts of equal merit. Recitiug a hymn, and an-, wering questions from Dr Everett's Catechism, Misses Catherine Hughes, P. E. Griffiths and S. Morgans For reading at first sight, Messrs Williams and Edward Hughes, Gwaenyscor; for a speech on Punctuality," Mr. J. Davies New. market: for singing "Litchfield," Mr, John Griffiths singing Hen wlad y menyg gwynion." Mr. Jacob Roberts, Mostyn singing Chwyfio'r cadach gwyn," Miss W. Griffiths, Newmarket. In singing Llangethio" by a party consisting of eight persons, two parties proved of equal merit, viz. a party from Newmarket and a party from Gwaenysoor.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDBAL SERVICES. -Sunday after Christmas, ( December 30th. Morning at 11—Service, Hopkins in F anthem, "Sing, O heavens (Tours). Eve- ning at 3.15—Hymn 43 The Litany anthem, "The morning stars" (Stainer). Evening at 6 15 —Chants Hymns 44, 48, 332. In residence, Ven. Archdeacon Ffoulkes. Succentor, Rev. W. Morton, M.A. Organist, R. A. Atkins, Esq.—Choral Ser- vices every Thursday morning at 11.30, and every Saturday evening at 5 o'clock. ORDINATION.—The following gentlemen were or- dained by the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph on Sunday the 23rd inst., at his cathedral. Priests Rev. ii. Holbech, B.A., Christ Church, Oxon, curate of Whittington Rev. David James, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter, curate of Northop. Deacms E. J. Evans, B.A., Jesus Co1 eg-e, Oxon, lioensed to the Curacy of Liansauiii,, W. Vaughan Jones, B.A., Christs College, C_ ridge, lioensed to the Curacy of Wrexham.
MARRIAGES! LLoYD-PRITUEURD-Dec. 24th, at the Clwyd street C.M. Chapel, by the Rev. J Ogwen Jones, B.A., in the presence of Mr James Davies, Registrar (by license), Mr Blethyn Lewis Lloyd, timber merchant, 34, Muigrave street, LiverpooldO Miss Mary Pritchard, Ehyl.
pel was occu- by Mr John "student at the "I 6ion, Richmond, is a native of Dy- fl'Q l\ovt reside), has been tteeofthe Wealeyau *> /^tyciety to iabour as a He will leave this ..arly ik, sailing from South- aBfiPONrite* to ask us what 16 reiy some Rhyl church- tbp "fanewspaper published ?u*hira Liberal paper too—to ^.grieiin ?" Our answer is Ve dOIN." Perhaps our lo- and igan can explain the ^corisi, lale ofl monthly meeting in withCalviniNtic Methodists IYI on fch and 21st inst., a con- ook pl^pecting the state of the n the Cstreet, Vale road, and Jad Wfthurcbes, and also the hurch lighton road. A very report presented by theoffice- irticnlaiom Warren road. Seven -ers haven added to the church .g he pew weeks. The Sunday lso in a irisbirg state there—in rge is thetendance that the pre- cooiiiinodatio much too small. The "*? the chapel been cleared away, and ends are fulingnged in collecting a £ i00 for th^rpose of enlarging it. JS reported if the English cause was irmly establish and that a handsome 1 will soon berec cd. The Band of connection th the English chut-eii, 0 70 mem bet—At the me meeting ^solved to wjfj a lette condolence relatives the la. °v. Robert! pnd also ith the x Thoi ius who is in ba(health. _!44&HIXG M rmIN -The Welsh -ol.-gi-e- 'i ists held the- preaching meeting in street chape] m Christmas Day. The avTsi were the Revs. Thos. ^EVans, Pont^-du?ais Evan James, and Richaii Owen (Calvinistic <<)disf), Pallmociiiiiamr. Serviceb wAre 2, Ind (j o'c:o(k, and the congre- lo eadI were ver/ large. ,)n MODD -,iy eveiiiiig the Rev. T. t) A ontard.nlats, delivered a lecture t chapel. John Roberts, Es(I., pi,eside(i-, fi,id there was a iiuni- P,t ii t) English the subject was- Mirried life," which the ,n treated i1 a most; interesting ;e manner, of one of the religions meetings i street chipel on Tuesday even- 3 one of tie ministers was deli- -)ressive aidress, a gentleman (?), •88 and arpearance, but who was •^aiace a Sir John Barleycorn, y into a pew near the door, and f very unbecoming language. bi's conchf;.1"' was not noticed ex- of thoe nearest to him. -0 AND IOLD QUARTER SESSIONS.— ';ght priioners in Chester prison *r trial tt these sessions. Six will rkenhead, and two at Mold. TG TEE Pooiz.-We understand Jones, Preswylfa, Carnarvon, generosity towards the poor of .sleyan Chapel by destributing 1 Jihem several tons of coal.—Ncrth tyress. J *y EVENING'S ENTEIELTAIN-MENT.-T lie •jkly entertainment was held on Saù- st at the Town Hall. The chair was MrJames Davies, Gwynfa Villa, who ppropriate remarks in his address, mers went through their work d the evening's fare w; well appreciation of tK; wunoncc. .next—a special liigrbt—fUe thaw er, as Gomerydd, Miss Webb.P^M-> Denbigh, and r followin g was the progiamme :—March by the band, I'T,,e flech addiess, Chairman (Mr B, Gwynfa VII) carol Oathlau Ar Peter Wlliaro^vand party Jack's com. ho.«iie to- lay." Mr ,nes reading," S'I,p ( nre," Mr song," Jacc's yarn," Ir J. D cornet duet "Lail)( ir( watch," Owen and J. Ow 11:1 reading, a e7e in a bel/ry," M- Shillinglaw I, "Dearly heloved bi^cT ren," Mr Me^rie bells," the^'ard; comic You'll bt sorry for this. Mr Samuels; n nghanol gwla'5. t." Mr Peter and party Judlc." lod save the 3and. Priestly, who has Ijtired from the /of the Flinshirea Id Camarvonshire -Ilifle Volunteers, was on Thurs- "ed by tÚs brother officers Hotel, Conway, and of p.ate. to says it has authority I Richard Grovenor is of the Government an her of fagot voters in ae information will the preparation of