-.===_- JONES & SON, GROCERS, TEA jQEALERS, JJAKERS & JpROVISION DEALERS, Beg to inform the public that they are now selling c plendid HOUSEHOLD BREAD AT r PER L B, Which (at this Establishment) is always weighed in the presence of the purchaser. JONES & SON also offer their excellent FLOUR at the following exceptionally low prices :— SIbs. for Is., 91bs. for Is., lOlbs. for Is., 121bs. for Is. Try our 101b. FLOUR it makes a splendid Loaf and is unsurpassed for household consumption. JONES & SON'S is the best house in Wales for T EAS at the following 1/4, 1/8, 2/ 2,6, and 3/- per lb. The finest LOAF SUGAR, 2Ad. per lb. Excellent MOIST SUGAR, Id. & ld. per lb. Try JONES & SON'S splendid Spiced Belfast ROLLED BACON; also, their Home-cured and American BACON from -3d. to 8d. per lb. JONES & SON are also noted for their HAMS and Family Provisions of all descriptions. Note the Address— JONES & SON, CRESCENT ROAD AND ABBEY STREET, RHYL, AND LIVERPOOL HOUSE, ST. ASAPH THE S.P.Q.R. STORES ARE NOW OPEN. i FIRST. CLASS Q OODS Sold at Wholesale Prices. J. W. Roosep_, E7, QUEEN STREET, RHYL. 1^1 NGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL J BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. REV. J. ELIAS HUGHES, M.A., London. WILL PREACH TO-MORROW. Services, Morning at 10-30. Evening 6-30 Collections after each service. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL" BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. TO-MORROW REV. THOMAS WILDE. IColwyn Bay.) WILL PERACH. Services — Sunday, 10.30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m Wednesday, 7-30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7-30 p.m. Organist—G. E. Fielding, Esq., Fernleigh. QR R T3 T QHUR C H, gHYL. (PASTOR REV. D. BURFORD HOOKE). During the Erection of the above Church, in Water Street, there will be SERVICES AT THE TOWN HALL. TO-MORROW, (SUNDAY) REV. H. ELVET LEWIS, (Hull.) Will Preach Morning and Evening, Sernces- Morning at 11 Evening at 6.30 ^Collection at each Service. Week-even Service on FRIDAY, at 7 o'clock in Queen-street (Welsh) Congregational Chapel T) ATTrrill o Be sure and ask IlUWdLl b for one of R O WATT'S P„ i Dr.. LAMPS Jl di/TJXLL and have no other. LAMPS Their Patent SPLIT-WICK ANUCAPNIC and LORNE Lamps are the most Economic Light Pro- ducers from Paraffin or Petroleum Oil. They re- quire no Chimney, and keep the Flame full up till the last diop of Oil is consumed. NONE GENU- INE but those STAMPED ROWATT'S PATENT. Retail from Ironmongers and Lamp-Dealers. Wholesale only ROWATT A SONS, Edinburgh, London, and Dublin GREAT riLOTHING CLEARANCE SALE AT TIn: GOLDEN GLOVE, RHYL. J. pAEBI JONES Has determined to clear out the entire Stock of Winter Clothing, having purchased and secured a Royalty in a Patent Trousers, being a novel and ingenious invention, offering many advantages to the wearer. I beg to announce my p.. EAT C LEARANCE SALE COMMENCING THIS DAY, And o itinued to the 10th of January, 1885, And beg "> call special attenton to the Wnderful ";E.DUCT^ jNS which will be offered, and accom- amed by a t ALMANAC and an extra 10 per cent. on all purchases. ) secure u and thorough good Bargains I would solid and advice an early call at tàe "GOLDE GLOVE." ■ o he ADDRESS— J. PA RRY JONES, f E AGENT fnr HOLM'S Patent TROUSERS 2, WELLINGTON ROAD, RHYL. DET,IOHL-'t~ /^AVOTJB, CEACROFT'S ARECA NNT i PASTE.— y using this delicious Aromatic fricc, the camel of the teeth becomes white, and polish""1- like ivory. It ia exceedingly tnt, and dally useful for removing incrus- ns of tartar o¡ neglected teeth. Sold by all :1181;:> r,, '1 2s. 6d each. (GetCracroft's) -1'- ï STKTTT^ l-ONOO^^f IL'OCIvo SHARES BOUGHT OB SOIDJ A" -ŒT PRICES. SPECULATIVE ACCOUNTS OPENED FBOJI ..£1 PER CENT. COVER. OPTIONS GRANTED AT MARDT PRICES. ,CLIENTS GIVING REFEBENCE8 ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY COVEB IN ADVANCE. AND INVESTMENT em. CULAR FORWARDED BY PROPRIETORS. f' V AND SHARE REQUIRED by a YOUNG LADY (associate of the College cf Preceptors), situation as daily or resident GOVERNESS, in or near Rhyl. For particulars as to acquirements, &c., apply to F. J. G., Englefield House, Crescent Terrace, Rhyl. 7RATTLE FENCING.-F(,r SALE, 100 Iron Cattle Hurdles, 6ft. long, with .5 bars and screws for fixing; quite new. Price, 3s. 8d. each, caniage paid Sketch sent.-STA.BY & Co., 6, Livery street, Birmingham. [13all TO LET at South End VRillas, Kimnel arid Elwv Street, TWO HOUSES at £ 19 10s rent Apply to Mr JAmEs .DAVIES, Estate AGES. Rhyl. OUSES TO LET IN PRESTATIN.—Con- venientiy situated, within easy distance of lailway station and beach.—For particulars apply to Mr E. HUNT, Laburnum House, Prestatyn. [ollinl ARMY SERVICE. YOUNG MEN wishing to JOIN HER MA- JESTY'S ARMY will, on application at any Post Office in the United Kingdom, be supplied, without charge, with a Pamphlet containing de- tailed information as to the Condition of Service and advantages of the Army, as to Pay, Deferred Pay and Pensions. Great prospects of Promotion are offered to eli- gible Young Men. Applications can be made, either personally or by letter, to the Officer commanding the Regimen- tal District at Wrexham, or to the nearest Volun- teer Serjeant Instructor or other Recruiter. Recruits, if eligible, can be edfisted for any arm of the Regular Service they may select. [52—28 BRYNTIRION, RHYL, NORTH WALES TO BE SOLD OR LET FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. THE House stands in about 3 acres of ground* There is a large tennis lawn and extensive fruit garden containing vineries, peach house, forcing pits, melon house, &c. The house contains 10 Bedrooms, Dining Room, DrE-wing Room, Morn- ing room, Lady's Boudoir, Billiard Room, and Smoke Room two large Bath Rooms Butler's Pantry, Servants' Hall, House-keeper's Room. Kit- chen, Scullery, Larder, Cellarage, &c. Stabhng for five horses, Harness Room, Coach House, Groom's Room, and Dwelling for Coachman. For terms, &c., apply to Messrs BAILEY AND NEEP, 77, Lord Street, Liverpool, or to k. KELSO, ESQ., Bryntirion, Rhyl. MESSRS. QWEN & KSON UNDERTAKE SALES BY AUCTION and by PRIVATE TREATY of Freehold, Leasehold, and Copyhold Properties, Residences, Farms, Building Land, Ground and Improved Rents, Equities of Re- demption, Reversions. Life Interests, Policies Of Amurance, &c. Also, SALES BY AUCTION of Household Furni- ture and Effects, Horses, Carriages, Live and Dead Farming Stock, Ships, Machinery, Timber Fixtures, Fittings, and Building Materials. And VALUATIONS of any of the above enumera- ted descriptions of Properties and Effect s for the purpose of Probate, Mortgage, Compensation, Enfranchisement, Division or Exchange. The LETTING of Furnished or Unfurnished Resi- dences, Farms, Shooting and Hunting Quarters and Building Land. INVENTORIES of Furniture Fixtures aud Effeds made and Checked. RENTS Collected and Estates Managed. MORTGAGES procured on Freehold, Leasehold and Copyhold Properties. SURVEYS made and PLANS prepared. Terms may be had on application to the AUCTION AND ESTATE AGENCYY OFFICES, BRIDGE STREET, CARNARVON UAWAGSS—MB. WK. HUGH OWEN. 21, HIGH STREET (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), RHYL. WILLIAM JONEb Having taken the above premises (lately carried on by Mrs THOMAS HUGHES in the Drapery business) begs to intimate to the inhabitants and visitors of Rhyl and neighbourhood that the establishat wil henceforth be conducted in the QROCEEY USIAT E. 3 S Groceries and Provisions of the finest qualitie wil be sold the lowest possible prices. Note the Address:— 21, HIGH STREET (OITOSITE THE POST OFFICE), 32-279 RHYL. A TESTIMONIAL TO AT JOH N PROFFIT, The great Temperance man, and supporter of the Rhyl Band of Hope. Subscriptions, towards this fund will be thank- fully received by the treasurer, Mr J. T. J JES, Aled House, Wellington Road, Rhyl or by the secretary Mr DANIEL EVANS, draper, 25, Welling- ton Road, Rhyl. £ S. D. Amount already promised.. 20 2 0 Mr W. R. Williams, IS, West parade 0 5 0 J. T 0 5 0 Mr Allen, Queen street. 0 2 G X20 14 (j RHYL POOR RELIEF FUND. THE TREASURERS thankfully acknow- L ledges receipt of the following Subscriptions in aid of the above fund :— £ S. D. Amount already acknowledged 30 17 6 Mr A. Sheffield, 0 10 0 Rev E.Tudor Owen 2 2 0 Dr. Girdlestone, 0 10 6 £ 34 0 0 MR. E. SMALLEY, RON. TEEASTJEEE. 4, CRESCENT TERRACE, CRESCENT ROAD, RHYL. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS. THURSDAY, 12th FEB., 1885. Auctioneers—CLOUGH & CO., Denbigh. H. A. STEER," Wholesale and Family WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT, ALE oc PORTER DEALER & BOTTLER, j MINERAL WATER DEPOT. HIGH STREET, RHYL. J. PIERCE LEWIS, ACCOUNTANT, HOUSE, ESTATE, FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AGENT, AUROX VILLAS, RHYL. Every description Of Printing Executed at the "Advertiser" Office C' COMPANY 2ND VOLUNTEER BATTAL- ION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. ANNUAL PRIZE SHOOTING CONTEST. THE COMMITTEE bog to return their best thanks for the liberal support accorded them by the gentr- tradesmen of the tew-u of Rhyl and Uf<; bow-hood upon collection of contributions f -ii-ryiiiqotit this contest. The prizes will bo • outed at the Town Hall on on early date, v. Hi wiil be duly announced in the advertisnv •„ columns' of this paper.— Hhyl, J. eary. >. ANN L1. L~V(N7C?RT E ELVB A L I7. » A GRAND BALL Will take place, under distinguished Patronage, at the TOWN HALL, RHYL, in aid of the Rhyl Volunteer Fund ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH., 1883. Dancing to commence at Nine o'clock. Singlo Tickets Double Tickets 7s Gd to be had from the Secretary, SERGT. ROBERTS, South Villa, Rhyl. N ERVOUS DEBILITY. DEAFNESS. NOISES IN THE EARS, AFFECTIONS OF THE EYES, and other bodily ailments. Sufferers should send for HEV. E. J. SILVER- TON'S WORK on these complaints (275th Thou- sand), containing valuable information. Post free or Six Penny Stamps. None should despair. Note the acidress, RLv. E. J. SILVERTON, 16 to 10. IHPEKIAL BUILDINGS, LUDGATE CIHCUS, LONDON, E.C.
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JOHN BRIGHT AND THE AGRICU LI TURAL LABOURER. THE veteran reformer, sound politician, and lover of his country, JOHN BKIGUT, lia.s ar;ain come to the front. Nobie, too, is the task which he has undertaken. For years. and during that period of his life when life is love and when love is life, he devoted lilti life and gave his iove for his country's good. Old men are thoroughly familiar with the work he so abi" performed in the efforts which he successfully made to repeal the in- iquitous Corn Laws, which were neither more nor less than a tax on the bread of the people. There are indeed young men amongst us who can remember the stirring incidents of that time, when the names of CBDEX and of BRIGHT were watchwords for a working man to swear bv. An interval of half a y century will hardly cover the space which has intervened since these two great men commenced their grand and noble work. Wolverhampton only last week celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. VILLIERH' repre- sentation of that borough in Parliament, and proudly did it do it. The three great names of VILLIERS, CODDEN, and BRIGHT are iu- separably associated with the great and national question of cheap bread, free trade, and iLuced of freedom in everything. A noble bititie wiis then fought, and a glorious victory wasjwon; but once again,and in ull; r own times has tho demon of protectiolt reared its baneful head and east. abroad its baleful look. This, however j it form. It does not sta.lk -abroad"" hi 'tbe full strength of its aristocratic associations and under the shield of purses full of the rent rolls of millions of broad acres. No, the time has gone by for such a selfish doctrine to win approval and to gain a listening aud- ience. Nevertheless/under the specious guise and under the false name of Fair Tra-le, the ghost of Protection is abroad and is attempt- ing to disturb men's minds by the delusive utterances of a few ignorant and selfish men, who have acquired an importance in the political world which only the ownership of broad acres could have given. To oppose the teachings of these men Mr. BRIGHT has again advanced to the front. He had been asked to give expression to his thoughts in writing, which might be of service to the new class of voters whom the Franchise Bill will call into existence, and he has done this in the form."of a letter addressed to a gentle- man in Rochdale. In this letter Mr BRIGHT sets forth in the clearest of terms the work which the Liberal party has effected during the last fifty years. There is not only a frankness in the language which iho makes use of, but there is a real vein of eloquence running through the entire letter. Read this piece of information to the agricultural labourers u I should tell them that there is a great difference between the two parties which will ask for their votes in the spring of 1886—a difference which they may see in all things during the last 50 years. The Reform Bill of 1832 was carried by the Liberal party against the violent opposition of the Tories. It was the first step, in our time, towards a better representation of the people in Parliament. In the year 18G7, now 17 years since, the suffrage was first given to working men, when household suffrage was granted in our cities and towns. This was gained by the agitation promoted by the Liberal party in the country, and was pressed upon the Tory Government during the discussion in the House of Commons in the session of 1867." We fully believe that tho new voter already knows the good which Liberalism has bestowed on his class &nd that he will apply that knowledge to a practical purpose when he deposits his first vote in the ballot-box. Were he then to vote for a Tory he would be false to himself and a traitor to his children's prospects. Listen again to what he says on the secrecy of the ballot and the power which it places in the hands of the voter The Liberal party gave to all voters the protection of the ballot, which, the Tory party strongly opposed. Every voter is now able to vote as he wishes. No landlord, or farmer, or employer of any kind caa know how any vote is given, and now the poorest man is as safe in giving his vote as the rich- est. This is a great safeguard for the voter. The bill for the re-arraugement of ee-ats now before Parliament is the work of the Liberal party. The Tory I arty when In office did not propose it, and it is only under a Govern- ment of Liberals that so great and wise a measure could have been passed into law." These are encouraging words, and wo trust that they will be read by every one vf th& newly enfranchised class. One of the most dastardly and meon actions of Toryism has been, since the passing of the Ballot Act, to endeaviur to generate a belief that the so- called secrecy of the ballot-box was a sham; and a delusion. In vords, thoy; have over and over again, and. in a thousand places, declared that there were means of ascertaining hoiv any man hid votc. Iu the following few lines there is matter for the poor mnn with a large family to ponder over. Let him read, mark, and learn, for In is all interested party in the cheapness or dearness of the bread which his children eat: "We owe to it fthe Liberal party) the repeal of the crael Corn Law, and the removal of the hindrances to trade caused by monstrüns. taxes on almost everything brought from foreign countries. The Corn Law, by shut-! ting ort foreign corn, was intended to keep the price of wheat at or near 80s. the quarter; its natural price without Corn Lfw is probably about JOs. the quarter. Not satisfied with throwing light on the question of cheap bread, the veteran re- former gives a lesson on the cheapening of other important articles, such as sugar and tea The new voters who are not young will remember the price of bread in former days; they will know that sugar is about one third of the price it once was, and that they now can buy three pounds for the price they formerly paid for one pound and thoy know that tea costs less now than the tax alone which was imposed upon it before the free-traders began the reform in our tariff and the repeal of duties on imports from foreign countries. And dunng these years there has been a gencal and latge rise in the wages of working men and labourers in ail parts of the country. Farm labourers' wages have risen one-half or more, and in some counties they have nearly doubled since the days of protection and the Corn Law." From this exhibition of substantial benefits which the Liberal party has conferred upon the labouring class, Mr BRIGHT by an easy transition, passes to the intellectual boons) which it ha j likewise given. A free and a cheap press, and a free and a cheap education for his children, are not the lowest of the advantages which the agricultural labourer now possesses, and there can be no doubt I that both have been means of fitting Hodge for the cxercise of his new rights. We give Mr BRIGHT'S own words The Liberal party has given them the vast advantage of a free press, and to their children the not less vast advantage of cheap and good schools. Now almost every labourer can have au mirable newspaper weekly for a penny, ot every day one somewhat smaller in size, but not less admirable in quality, for a halfpenny. Newspapers not so large and not so good as these cost 7d. when tho Liberal party began to deal with this question. The texes on paper and on the printed newspaper strang- led the Press, and j he tax on advertisements was its great when a gardener sought a situation and employment as when a rich man advertised a mansion or an estate," True to his ancient tactics and not forgetful of what he has so often spoken against, Mr. BRIGHT brings before his readers those barriers to agricultural production—entails, settlements, and the whole doctrine involved in the law of primogeniture. He predicts their abolition, and the repeal of Game Laws. There is hope in his utterances, and if he has been gifted with a prophet's voice there is a glorioas future for the Liberal party loom- ing in the distance. That future he seems to have penetrated, for the sunset of life gives to such a man that mystical lore whnlr in its utterances is akin to prophecy and which clothes the speaker with a prophet's mantle.
BANKRUPTCIES IN CHESTER AND NORTH WALES. Summaries Jiave already been published of the working of the Bankruptcy Act in several of the largo towns during the past year, and by the courtesy of the Official Receiver (Mr William Evans), wo are enabled to place befuro our readers a few figures relative to the cases dealt with in the Chester and North Wales district during the twelve months just ended. The number of petitions tiled was 52, and on these 4G receiving orders were made, and one interim receiving order, which was ultimately withdrawn. In all the cases the Official Receiver conducted an investigation up to the fir. meeting of creditors and attended the public laminations of the debtors. In five of the cH;,1, iLo estates were transferred to trustees, leaving 11 iu the Official Receiver's hands, in one of which tlicre were no assets. In the other forty cases twenty dividends ranging from 6d to 12s have been paid, and compositions of 58., 7s., ]0s., lis., an i respectively in five other cases. One .-scheme of arrangement providing for an early payment of 7s Gd has also been sanctioned. Three of the estates transferred to trustees have also paid dividends, one of 7s Gd., one of 15s., and tho other 2s 6d., out of a prospective 10s in a few months. There have been three applications for discharge, of which two were granted, unconditiouidiy, and tho other was made conditionally on the 'bankrupt paying Is in the £ out of his tfufcure- eafni^gs,. Three debtors absconded one returned' arfd rendered warrants were issued for'the-apprehen-; sion of two. Another bankrupt was prodeCu'tcd Íot" fraud at the was sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour. Seven receiving orders were made during the last two months of 188-1, anel-i during tho first fortnight of this year. Out of the 17estatts open on 01st December, nine dividends will be made by the middle of February, and eight of the estat es closed.
PRESTATYN. PETTY SEssroS, These monthly sessions were held on Monday last, before T. G. Dixon Esq. (chairman), and W. P. Jones, Esq. The license pi the G-yrn Arms, Llanasa, was transferred from Mr Robert Jones, to Mr Henry Ellis; that of the Saracen's Head, Gwaenysgor, from Mr Henry Ellis, to Mr John Hughes, and that of the White Lion, Lianasa, from Mr Thomas J lines, to Mr Peter Ellis. There was only one charge for hear- ing, against a person for drunkeness, and as he did not appear, a warrant for his arrest was granted. RXVIIRT DEE CONSEEVANCY BILL.—A special meet- ing of the stockholders of the undertaking for re- covering and preserving' the navigation of the River Dee was held in London on Monday, for the purpose of submitting and approving of a Bill, now pending in Parliament, for the better preservation and improvement of the River Dee, in compliance with the standing orders of Parliament. Mr II. N. Williams, presided, and it was explained that all the stockholders of the Dee Company were present. Power was given for the diversion of the present channel and course of the River Dee by a new cut for the construction of a dock or basin on the banks of the Dee, in the township of Holy Trinity, Chester, a conduit or culvert in the same parish, and a training wall in the bed ef the river, ter- minating near Muspratt's chemical works at Flint. Power was given to dredge, scour the bed, banks, and channel, tu divert water, tv acqr:r<> additional lands, to levy tolls, and so forth, ■ -3 Chairman moved, and Mr Potter seconded, that the Bill be approved, and the resolution was unanimously agreed to.
BIRTH. SUEPPEED-On the lGfh January, tho wife of Alfred Sheppoid, 13, Kinmel Street, of a son. M 411111 AGES. OWENS—JONI-.S. — January lst, at the C.M. chape!, Rhuddlati, by the Hev, Lewis Ellis, Mr Richard Owens, sun of the late Owen Owfiis, Chi, Anglese i, to Miss E. A. Jonos, daughter ot fcJam- uel Jones, Castle View, Rhuddlan. PKICIIAKD—BUCKINGHAM—January 22, at Myrtle- street, Chapel, Liverpool, by tho Itev Hugh Stowell Brown, Richard Morton Priehard, M n., of Denbigh, to Minnie, daughter of B. Littler, Esq., of Bodhyfryd Rhyl. DEATH. CAETWMGIIT—January 10th, at Pensarn, Abergele Mrs Cartwright, aged 77,
NEWS IN A NUT-SHELL. Cabinet Councils were held on Tuesday and Wed- nesday. The Mont Cenis line has been blocked by the snow for several days. A great fire has occurred in Philippopolis by which A large quantity of property was destroyed. The Italian Government has declined to grant a subvention for :ho construction or a railway through the Splucn. Two Carmrvon building societies have each been fined ,£3 4" Gd. for neglecting to make the annual re- tnrn as required by law. At the opening of the Austrian Parliament an Anti- Socialist Bill was introduced by the Government, which is said to far exceed in severity the German Law of 1878, John Mo ran, of Chester, who, while drunk, knocked his wife down, and then, with his iron-tipped clogs, took running kicks at her, has been sentenced to 12 months' hard labour. A platelayer named Patterson employed on the Eastern Bengal State Hailway, was so severely mauled by a panther at Bagoola, recently, that he died a few days afterwards. A man named Oates has committed suicide in Ep- ping Forest by severing the arteries between the thumb and foi efinger of each hand with a penknife, so that he bled to death. Intelligence has reached Berlin that a German ex- ploring expedition in the Congo region has acquired "rom the International African Association a consider- able tract of territory near Nokki. A tire occurred on Monday at the Victoria Woollen Mills, Batley Carr, the property of Messrs. Joseph IJewsome and Sons. The damage is estimated at £20,000. Three persons were injured. }a:1y Hardy, wife of Sir John Hardy, Bart., and sister-in-law of Viscount Cranbrook, died on Monday, after a few hours illness, at her residence, Dunstall Hall, near Burton-on-Trent. Mahomed Izzet Pasha, Governor-General of Yemen, has died suddenly at Sanaa, whither he had returned after having made an unsuccessful attempt to seize Imaum Sharjudin, the insurgent leader. It is reported that Lord Dufferin, after examining all the evidence on both sides of the Bengal Tenancy Bill, has decided to allow that measure to pass, with some modification, and then to refer it to the India Office, A terrible murder is supposed to have been com- mitted at Albi, in France. Madame C(>rneillan, the daughter of M. Espinasse, the former Stnator of the Tain, was attacked in the night by burglars, who it is feared, not only assassinated her, but have hidden the b,dy. Five Dartmoo. convicts were engaged in blasting at the granite quarries, when they struck an old hole charged with dynamite, causing an explosion. The faces of all the men were considerably burned, the eyes of two were seriously injured, and one had both arms severely lacerated. Sentence of five years' penal servitude have been PAN.-OJ at the Central Criminal Court on a man named Humpreys, who obtained sums of money from a number of persons whom he professed to engage ali clerks and collectors, Humpreys is said to have been engaged in the practice for years. The Australian Governments have sought some fur- ther explanations as to the time at which the Colonial Office first received information concerning the intention of Germany to carry out an annexation policy in the Pacific. Tho Colonies, it is stated, have received an assurance that there was no con- ceited action between the English and German Governments. A meeting of the council of the Charity Organisa- tion Society was held on Monday to consider the sub- ject of supplying dinners to poor children in the public schools on a self-supporting basis. The opinion of tLe meeting was that, although the dinners should be conducted on a self-supporting basis, free dinners could not be entirely prohibited, and the consideration of the subject was adjourned. The accounts of the recent frauds on the Cyprian revenue published by the English newspapers are said to have been exaggerated. Only native officials were implicated, and the amount lost through defal- cations is less than was represented, It is believed that the revenue of the island for the current financial year will be much less than that of last year, owing to the discontinuance of mail communication. Speaking at a conference of Church workers at Croydon, the Archbishop of Canterbury dwelt on the changes now going on in the world of thought and science. Science, he said, took one-half of G od's reve- lation to man, that contained in His works. But there was another half, that contained in the Bible, and all that science could discover would but throw fresh light on the Word of God. Some scientific men prophesied the end of the church but he asked them to prophesy only what they had found out. He trusted those who had been divided from the Church would again come to her arms. Twin infants, named Frank and Albert Matthi- son, aged 1 year and (J months, have formed the subjects of an inquest at Brentford. It apt e red that when one was ill the other was affected in a similar manner. A day or two since both were seized with a lit, and died at the same moment. A surgeon said that the cause of death was convulsions from teething. A remarkably sympathetic influence ex- isted between the two children, and the coincidence in their simultaneous illness and death could only be accounted for in that way. A verdict of death from natural causes was returned. Lord Wilton died at Egerton his Leicester- shire seat, on Sunday. Arthur Edward Holland Grey Egerton, third Earl of Wilton, was born in Novem- ber, 1S3U3, and married in 1;):1.). I To represented Woy- mouth and Bath successively for soma y<arsin the Conservative interest, was created a barr;, in June, 181: as Lord Grey de Redclifie, and succeeded to the earldom in March, 1882. The title is now assumed by the (1 ceas-'d's brother, Captain Seymour Grey, late of; he 1st Life Guards, who was born in 1839, and married in 18G2, Laura Caroline, daughter of Mr. W. Ru-sell, Accouiitant-General of the Court, of Chan- cery. At Dartford a pedlar named Beckett has been committed for trial charged with maiiciou.dy wounding David Chadwick. Chad wick, in trying a pair of Beckett's laces, broke one, prisoner thereupon began topushChadwickaboui. and after a few blows had been struck, said, I'll Icirife you." Taking a broad bladed knife from his pocket he struck at Chad wick with it, but coming in contact with a button on the coat, the blade was broken. Beckett, however, drew another knife from his pocket and stabbed Chadwick in the left breast. The knife pene- trating to the depth of about half-an-inehindan- gerous proximity to vital parts. It is under the consideration of the Indian Govern- ment to specially recognise the services of Sir Robert Sandeman as Political O 111 cor" with the late Zitob expedition. The Indian authorities consider the results of the expedition to be of a most impor- tant character, a, in addition to the submission of the Kakar Pathans, the survey OFFICERS with the expeditionary force havs.filled in nearly 8,000 square muesbf cbttntry previously unknown, and have made SE,YER5)L IHM»RTEIIPF''KE_OGI'^PHICAL discoveries. The ar- RAHG«NI»# IUAOE 1PY Sir -Robert Sandeman with the M-sJiksTf it^3-.Zbob Valley are held to be of the most An apphcatieirhasiieen made to the Queen's Bencli Division to set aside AN order of the judge of the Kingston county-court committing a builder to prison for nonpayment of a judgment for FT 13. The plaintiff had shewn that the defendant was carrying on busi- ness and receiving weekly advances under a contract at Richmond, and Mr. Justice Grove remarked that many orders of committal had been made in Chambers upon less evidence of means than this. Both his Lord- ship and Mr. Baron Huddleston doubted whether a power of appeal existed in the case but without de- ciding that point they refused to interfere with the decision of tho county-court judge. Two accidents have occurred on the Brecon and Merthyr railway. AtFleurde Lis, near Newport, a passenger train, passing a mineral train in the siding, caught an overlapping end of the trucks, and the iirst carriage following the engine was shatterej. Four persons weie injured. William Colton, a solicitur's clerk, was hurt rather seriously his legs weie caught between the collapsing seats, and one was fractured. second disaster occurred at Bassaieg. A sign.;um¡¡ MADE a wrong signal, and one mineral train dashed into another, overturning six trucks, and gr, damaging the permanent way. The signalman left Li; box to FT TOP the second train, and was killed by tho trucks failing on him. While on his WtY to meet Sir Charles Warren, Mr. President of the Transvaal, has addressed a Mooting of Goshenites, warning them that dis- uiibcrs of the peace would be severely cle,tlt with, The Goshenites, on their part, professed their desire for the mainsi-narce of peace'. The receipt: on account of revenue from the 1st of when there to January 17, 1885, WERE £:;3,,183,342, against i'F>5,!)27,033 in the corresponding period of the preced. ing financial year, which began with a balance of The net expenditure was £(;8,317, T7D, against same date 111 the previous year. The Treasury balances on January 11 amounted to and at the same date in 1884 to i 2,819,2^8. Official announcement is made that special instruc- fions have been sent by her MAJESTY'S Government to tho governors of the Eastern colonies for the careful enforcement of the provisions of the Foreign Enlist- ment Act "durilg the hostilities between France and China." While the occupants were at mass two houses at Castleisland were entered by a party of men,armed and disguised, who took away all the arms and am- munition they could find, atid sirot A dog. A series of gan-bursting experiments have been I iade at tho proof-ground of the Roy al Arsenal at Woohviib, for the purpose of discovering the cause f the explosion which took place on board her •Majesty's ship Active at Portsmouth in November, a six-inch feteol gnn burst near the mtuule while only half tho regulation charge of powder.
GREENFIELD. IIKV'VAL S!iiy:ces.—Two sermons were preached ae PEN J" el CHA; cl on Tuesday morning and afternoon lust, by thclt .v Richard Owen, whose vi it to this district has been long looked forward to. There were large congregations, and the sermons do- livered were striking and EFFECTIVE
TEMPERANCE MISSION WOHK AT RHYL AND DENBIGH. The public meetings in connection with the Gospel Tempers nee Mission in this town were con- tinned at Smiti-'s Room during the present week, with great sue/ess, the room being crowded nightly. ■ Up to Thursday night as many as 81 had signed the total abstinence plelge. Tin committee are heartily and most efficiently supported by friends of all classes, social and. religious and pol- itical distinctions being forgotten in a desire to save the fallen through drink, and to prevmt others Lom Llling, On Saturday evening, the chair was occupied by Mr. Abel Jones, Queen street. The room was verj full. The speakers included Mr John Jones, Morfa Bach Miss Crawford, Water street; Miss Whittle, Abbey street; Mr Bathate, High street; and Mr T. C. Amos, of Liverpool.. On Monday evening tho chair wn; occupied by the Rev. T. Priehard, curate, whoso earnestness in the cause of temperance is well known lie was sup- ported by the following speakers: Mr Joseph Griffiths, Newtown; Mr Joseph Roberts, Abbey street Mr A Rowd-mds, Town Clerk and Mr Joseph Williams, Gas Office, who, in his address, openly declared that to his knowledge the Sunday Closing Act was being flagrantly transgressed iu Rhyl. On Tuesday evening', Mr Daniel Evans, draper, presided. Addresses were delivered by Mr J. M. Edwards," of this oflice; and the Rev. W. Foster, B.A. Mr Snowden, Queen street, presided on "Wednesday even in ir, the speakers being Mr Shem Jones, High street, and Mr Harris, baker. The Rev W. Foster, B.A iu the course of his ddress said he was glad to make his first appear- ance on a temperance platform. The subject was a pressing one. Its position was unique. The difficulty was net so much to carry conviction to the mind as to its general character, as to convince of personal responsibility. If there were no excess there would be no need for such meetings as that one. They would not be held in France or Italy. The fact of there being any consumption at an Was attributable to tho thoughtlessness of custom, the natllrÜ instincts of man, and the influence of a cold climate. But consumption of alcoholic liquors did not stop at moderation. The excessive use of them cause a grievance to many, to him personally, for he would prefer a glass of beer to any other drink. Why should he not be able to have tt ( He claimed more credit for being an abstainer than a man could claim who did not like intoxicants. But those who saw the evil done by it had to deny themselves to come and help those under its power. It was necessary to try and discover the cause of the excessive use of drink. He thought it might invariably be traced to cowardice. Men flow to the drink to escape physical pain. They were physical cowards. They resorted to it to escape menial trouble,—in connection with business life, social life, and home life. Often a man acted as the proveib suggests, He cut off his nose to spite his face." Nor were they without excuse to some extent. He wished amid all the philanthropic movements of the age, homebody would found a college for the training of women to be workmen's wives. Moo often found in n t' xication relief f/om the remorse oi e>•u'lcieuoe— these were moral cowards. To keep n.;n to tho ( oncju.st of their cowardice the .re were many offers. Diogenes—like, the victim sits in his tub, and education wants to help him. Let him say a "Nay to it, that shall be Nay." It must stand out of Irs light, and that was the best thing it could do. The same would apply to the law with its otfars to regulate and control. It might help him if it would abolish. The same reply must be given even more emphatically to the "gentlemen" who offer to brew and distil purer drinks for him. Gentlemen they are"—as Dickens says,"I do not knew why it should be a crack thing to be a brewer, but it is indisputable that while you cannot be genteel and take, you may be genteel as never was a brew. You see it every day. Yet a gentleman may not keep a public-hcMse, nay he ? not on any account, but a public-house may keep a gentleman. Nor could religion do anything but staud out of the light, when she offered to made a drunkard moderate in his habits. He (the speaker) challenged any one of the audience to give an instance where this had been done. He could give many where religion had helped a man to oea. total abstainer. That was the only light which could come to a man, and on their peril they would obstruct it. What was wanted was for men who had not evidenced their cowardice, but knew the source of the light, to go down to these poor victims and stand by them, to try and shew them the light, and bring them into it. Of course there were no cowards there, but there were many who in their strength were not helping those who were, and he appealed to them to come forward and sign the pledge, so that in the future they could from safe standing-ground reach out a hand to rescue the perishing." During tho week the following have also rendered valuable assistance by giving songs, recitations or readings—Miss M. A. Simnson, Miss M. E. Middleton, Miss E. A. Neathercote, Miss Annie Williams, Mr John Evans, Mr Saiidoe, Mr E. U. Wiiiiams, Mr Nuttal, Mr M. Read, Mr J. W. I Jones, Master T. Wood and party, J. Gregory, Master Da vies (Freolands), &o., &c. The writer of this notice having been unable to be present at all the meetings, it is very possible that the names of some of the kind friends who have rendered assistance, may have been omitted. The Misses Jones, of 22, Iligh Street, with Mr Jones, are deserving of the highest praise for the great interest they have taken in the mission. Nightly from tho commencement the Misses Jones have given their valuable service as accompanists to the singing; also Mr W. Lloyd Evans, Flwy Street, as leader. It is intended, we believe, to continue the meetings another week, and as the expenses are considerable, subscriptions from well-wishers of the movement, who are unable to be personally present to give assistance, will bo thankfully received by the Secretary, Mr J. Love Jones Mr Hugh Edwards, Elwy Street, the treasurer; or any member of the committee. THCESDAY NIGHT'S MEETING. The Rev. J. Williams, Elwy Villa, presided, and the room was crowded. The proceedings were commenced in the usual way, with singing, reading a portion of scripture, and prayer. The Chairman, who was heartily applauded on rising-, remarked that ull present were no doubt well aware of the object of the meeting therefore it would be unnecessary for him to take up the time. As Chairman, the least he said the better, for there was a very full programme to be crone through. Quartetto by master Tom Wood and Party. The Rev. Father Jackson, who was heartily cheered on rising, next addressed the meeting. He said that before he entered upon the [subject of the meeting, ho wished to bo allowed to thank the committee for inviting him there to speak. It was an honour and a pleasure to be present at one of those meetings, and to take part in them with other rev, gentlemen and gentlemen of the town (cheers.) He looked upon it as a good sign that the meetings would do good when men of all parties and of all creeds joined together for the good of one common cause (hear, hear.) There was an old Latin saying which said, "Magna est Veritas" (Truth is great and it shall prevail.) He would also say, Magna est Temperentia." (Temperance is great and it shall prevail.) He also wished to thank the audience for the privilego of being allowed to speak to them the only reason: which he could give for it was the interest they took in the temperance cause; that they were ready to listen to anyone, even though he may be a priest (laughter and applause.) Such a disposition was an honour to them and their cause. Coming to the object of the meeting, the reverend gentleman said that was his first appearance as a temperance speaker in Rhyl, and may be the last (" No,") and it was difficult to know what view of the question to take. There was no subject which could be viewed in so many different ways. There wTas hardly anything about which so jmany good things could be said as temperance, and nothing about which so many bad things could be said as tho evils of intemperance. But that evening he would endeav- our to develope one little Idea,and would confine Lis remarks to the inherent evils of intemperance in itself. Many persons judged of the evils of in- temperance from its external effects, as thoy were to be seen in other people. But ho would endeavour to point the evil consequences of drunkenness in the nun hirDsclf. There was a great evil in intemperance itself. Very few people in the world had recogniscd this. Other ovi1.- condemned by public opinion if they ii r f.heinselves openly. If a robber, or muv adulterer appeared publicly in the st s, would be held up to scorn and execration. But they could not say that of drunkenness. Even though it stalked abroad publicly they wore used to desciibe it gently. A drunken man was said to be serew- 1. d to be tight," &c. They ppoke of the evil in that gentle way. But drunkenness is a groat evil, and a cuuse of poverty, evil, aud corruption applause.) The drink incapacitated a man for the proper exorcise ef his reason—the highest, noblest, inc. precious faculty with which God has endowed i.iiii; that which distinguishes him from and raised above the brute creation (applause.) That va v. hy they called a drunken mm a !A e" t k of die lowest order, was use itstaoultns as they went—the lowest creatures i ei: ..on could provide for their wants, could pro- tcet uiemselves, could find their way home but a man under the influonc3 of drink could not do so— hi: .ll.1 not even put himself in bed (laughter and a.ppiuujoy. Thus the highest being iu the order of creation became the lowest, the most elevated I became the most degraded (applause.) But there was a further and a greater evil result of intcm- perancG even than this—it deprives a man of his moral capacities. Drunkenness not only made a man a beast, but also made him a devil, that is a being incapable of virture and nerved for vice (applause), This may appear an exaggeration to s- me, but it was no more exaggeratian to say that a man was made a devil by drink than it was to say that he was made a boast by drink. It was always well that these facts should be kept in view. There were many reasons why they should abstain entirely from intoxicating drinks, but the most important was the great evil which it is in itself. After a few remarks in illustration of the usefulness and blessing resulting from taking the plelge, tho rev. gentleman concluded amidst load appiausa. The Chairman thanked Father Jackson for his excellent address, and the audience, by a unani- mous show of hands, gave him a cordial invitation to come to address them again. After o oc 1. ipital songs by Mr D. M. Read, and Mr Thomas Lewis, and a recitation by Mr J. Evans, The Rev. Lbniael Evans, who was loudly cheered on rising delivered a stirring- and eloqumt speech in Wehsb. lie hoped that lasting results would follow those meetings, and congratulated the committee upon the success which had attended them. He asked was there any reason for holding those meetings were they doing right in meeting there night after night to advocate temperance. He answered, yes. As a nation they had been suffering for the post 10 years from a serious de- pression in trade. Few IK thought of his hearers remembered a depressi 'n which was felt so general by all classes of people in the land, and so long con- tinued. The question was could they who were in the meeting do anything to better the state of things ? They could do so by all becoming total ab- stainers (apphm-e). j c was convinced that the drinking habits of the nation were inseparably con- nected with the cause of the present depression. During 1883 the vast sum of £130,000,000 had been spent in drink in this country, and another £ lo0,0()0,000 had been spent in costs incurred by the drink How did that fact affect the working classes. He illustrated it in this way. The Caled- onian Brewery alone, in one year, turned out 40 thousand gallons of spirits a week, or 200,000,000 gallons per year. Those spirits were sold retail at about 20" per gallon — making a total of To produce that vast amount, how many workmen were employed ? only LoO Now if that was spent in building houses, for instance, employment would be found for 12 or 115 thousand men (applause). If they wanted an improvement in the condition of the labour market let them put an end to the liqour traffic (applause). If they gave him the amond spent for drink dur- ing the year 1883, he would undertake to feed the whole population of the kingdom for four months (applause). That amount would buy a sufficio: t number of loaves to pave a road 2,000 miles in length and 1.j feet wide—ten times the distance from Rhyl to London (applause). Mr Evans elo- quently dwelt upon many other points—such as the unnecessary rates which were paid for the main- tenance of the police, &c., half the present number of whom would not be required if it were not for the diiuk traffic. He had nothing unkind to say of the police, although he would be glad if they attended better to the observance of the. Sunday Closing Act (ap- plause). He had been told tbat drink was geing sold on Sundays in Rhyl (Mr Joseph Williams: Quite true, sir) But if it were not for the drink trafiie not one half of them would be needed (hear, hear;. He appealed to his audience to total ab- stain from drink. When he commenced his public career he had been told that he could not do his work without taking stimulants; but he had work- ed as hard without it as any Wesleyan Minister in North Wales duriu the last 15 years, and that evening he felt bodily as strong as ever, and, morally, much stronger than he could have been orheriwse to do work for his God in his day (loud applause). After a song by Mr T. S. Sullivan, and a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman and the speakers, &c., the meeting was brought to a close by singing the National Anthem. FRIDAY NIGHT'S MEETING. Last night Mr Edward Roberts, solicitor, presi- ded, the principal speakers being Mr W. Williams, builder, and the Hev. J. J. Williams. Several songs &c., were given as usual. In the course of his address, which was in English, The Rev. J. J. Williams, said:—It is wel knowo to all of us—young and old, lich and poor— the illiterate as well as the literate, that drunken- ness and temperance are among the chief subjects of the day. There is a tremendous warfare going on at present between these two kingdoms, viz., the kingdom of total abstinence and that of intemperance. Every one is ready to admit the magnitude of the evil and the misery which drunk- enness has done, and is doing in our country. It is the chief obstacle in everv attempt, every effort that is made to advance the moral and spiritual welfare of the people. Intemperance is the great- est enemy of the land. It robs men and women of their health, their mental powers, their character, and numerous other things. It robs the family of all that makes a home happy and cheerful. It robs the Christian Church of some of her most noble sons and daughters, and cuts short by a most miser- able death the course of more than 80,000 of our fellow men every year. Newman Hall tells us that 30,000 members are cut off from our churches in this land each year through strong drink, and I nearly all the scandal connected with the sacred name of disciple arises out of it. Drunkenness therefore is a monsterous evil, and a frightful enemy t deal with, and it becomes the duty of every christian man, and all, who feel for and desire the happiness of men to abstain from the accursed thing," and do their utmost to arrest it. Well might Dr Guthrie say in one of his works Before God and man, before the church and tho world, I impeach intemperance. I charge it with the murder of innumerable souls. I chargo it as the cause of almost all the poverty, and almost all the crime, and almost all the misery, and almost all the ignorance, and almost all the irreligion, that disgrace and afflict the land." In the face of these sad results of intemperance which is so common amongst all classes of the community, it remains to inquire what is to be done, in what manner can we, who feel for the drunkard, best discharge our duty, and best hasten the downfall of this gigantic iniquity? The answer is close at hand, and that is by totally ab&taining from those intoxicating drinks ourselves, and givo a helping hand, and our influence, with those means which are directly opposed to the drinking custom, and aim at nothing else than its total suppression and removal from the land. We may differ in opinion as to the means or method, of abating this sinful, and ruinous practice, but all of you must admit that tho most successful organizations on the field at present for reclaiming the drunkards, and preventing others for the destructive path, are Good Templarism," and Gospel Temperance Missions. These societies have proved a great blessing, yes, an eternal blessing, to thou- sands in this country, and all over the civil- ized world. The change for good which has taken place in the daily life of these inhabitants, even in North Wales, is most wonderful. Men and women who had been given up in dispair by every other society have through the means of these in- stitutions been saved from the drunkard's grave. Those who were a few years ago spending their Sundays in debauchery are now to be seen well clad and respectable and have seats for themselves and families in our places of worship, and aro every Lord's day joining with the people of God in the divine services of the sanctuary. I don't speak now of things which I have read in the papers, or heard others saying, but of things which I have seen with my own eyes. There are great many of our friends whom we call moderato drinkers, that will tell us at once that the temperance cause is a nolila and worthy cause and that it has done, and is doing, immense good in our midst, yet are not willing to give up the littlo they take for the sake of tho much good they could do with this glorious cause. Some will say that the little they take does them a great deal of good. It strengthens them. No, my friends, it does nothing of the kind. Have those who use those beverages any advantage over those who do not use them P If so, what is it ? Do those that use them live longer, do they enjoy life better? Is'heir muscle firmer, or their com- plexion more healthy, or their breath less offensive ? No. Can they endure the winter's cold or the summer's heat better and longer ? No. Are they more exempt from sickness or less liable to death ? No. Have they a clearer intellect or a more ap- proving conscience ? No, but quits the revserse. Who is that man who we see going about with a sickly, drooping, and shaking constitution ? it is he who has taken strengthening drinks all his lifetime. We abstainers don't need such things, bread and butter to a teetotaller is better than turtle soup to a drunkard. My fricnclo, if you feel an interest in rescuing the drunkard from his drunkenness and wish to show your disapproval of this poisonous traffic keep from tlw intoxicating cup yourselves, t could not stand on the quicksand of the exped- iency of moderate drinking to save a man from tho waves of drunkenness for fear we might go iown in the quicksand. But I could stand upon tao rock of total abstinence and flinging my arms of love around my brother, I could lift him to a standing ground as secure as my own that together we might enjoy perfect safety. My Christian brothe;s,you tho members of Christ's church, allow me to appeal to you as the followers of tho" Lamb of God "—The representatives of Christ—give up your moderato drinking— throw tho occursed cup from your hands, and corn.) and help us to fight