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ALLEGED ATTEMPTED 'MURDER…
ALLEGED ATTEMPTED 'MURDER AT LLANERCHYMOR. INTENSE EXCITEMENT.—THE SEQUEL. On Saturday and Sunday excitement of no ordin- ary nature prevailed in the neigbourhood of Mostyn and Llanerchymor, consequent upon thn announce- icnt that George Butler, a gardener at Plas Llanerchymor, had been attacked by a man and stabbed. Such was the first guise which the in- telligence adopted early on Sunday morning, and of course as it spread the wounds of the poor fellow spread likewise, until when the police arrived on the scene, rumour had magnified the assault into a dark tragedy, and the supposed wounds into ghast- ly mortal gashes. It appears, or at least it appeared at the time, that the man had been up to the hall to attend to the hot-house fires late on Friday night, and on re- turning had proceeded a short distance down the drive, when in the darkness of the night he per- ceived a figure rushing towards him, and the next moment he felt a stab.,in the reg-ion of the heart. He immediately rushed back to the kitchen of the hall, shewed the cut in his coat, and, no doubt, was about to expire, as some men will do when attack- ed in this way, when ho remembered that in the left pocket of his coat was a pocket book. Placing his hand in that direction lie found that the knife had actually gone right through the book, but had failed even to scratch his flesh. The domestics, thinking, this a natural culmination, cried loudly for vengeance, but,lwe are told none of them ventured to interrupt the flight of the marauder, and so the police constable stationed at Mostyn was summoned to the scene. He made many inquiries and searches, but failed to discover the assailant or traces of his having been in the vicinity (either in Butlers' body or in the grounds of the hall). The news of the assault assumed gigantic proportions at Llanerchymor during Saturday. In fact credence was given to the report that Bntler had noticed a light in the stable at the hall, and, bearing in mind that atrocious crimes on cattle had been committed in the neighbourhood of late, proceeded quitely in that direction, when he was attacked and stabbed for his pains. This and various other rumours were afloat until the evening, when the inhabitants were afraid to venture outside of their abodes, it being suggested that a certain offensive black man who had passed through the village in the afternoon was the perpetrator of 'the crime, and that he still haunted the hedges and footpaths to take, off all the little children and despatch all the big ones. Other constabulary officials visited the neighbourhood during that and the succeeding day, and, thanks to their powers of discernment, they cleared up the mystery in a short time, for it was discovered that Butler's imagination had conjured up a portion of the scene and his pocket knife the other. Butler, when taxed by the police with having stabbed himself, at once admitted that he had, and ascribed as his reason drink and devilment." A man at Whitford was placed in a rather uncomfort- able position owing to the statement of Butler. It was said that the individual to whom wb refer had previously held the position Butler fills, and that as he was in tho neighbourhood during Friday after. uoon, he Wc.8 the perpetrator of the outrage. The ace, however, after waiting in Whitford for some time, left the scene without apprehending the man,
CONNAH'S QUAY CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.—The transfer of this chapel from the mortgagee to the new trustees has now been completed, and the property has been placed under the model deed of the English Con- gregational Chapel Building Society. On Tuesday evening nexo, at a meeting to be held to cmimemor- tte the completion of the first year of the Rev. D. B. qughes's ministry at Connah's Quay, the deeds vill bo formally handed to the church of which he is the successful pastor. The following are the names of the trustees in whom the prop/oty is now vested Rev. H. Elvet Lewis, of Hull; Mr. John Taylor, junr., Buckley; Mr E. Parry Connah's Quay; Rev. D. B. Hooko -d Mr P. M. Williams Rhyl Rev. Owen Williams, M.A.,V Mr John Hughes, and W. Waterhouae, HolyhJ:'d; Mr J. Griffiths, Mold Mr H. Rawlins, Wrexham Mr T. Thomas, Liverpool i Mr D. Cameron, Bangor Mr John Miashull, Clapham, London.
Err's Coco-k.-GRATEFUI,- AND COMFORTING.—" Be a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured leverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles .et tlittt t constitution may be gradually built up uut ';I strong enough to resist every tendency to disease, Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood aud properly nourished frame." Civil Scrviee Gazette.—Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in packets, labelled—" JAMES Epps & Co., Homcepathic Chemists, London." Also makers of Epp's Chocolate Essence. [,-J:?'<2 NOTICE.—If you want good Genuine and Whole- ome Tea go to Robert Price, 3U, High street, Rhyl, where you can get same 2/- per lb.-Best value in own.—Adyt.
ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.
ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY, JAXHARY P. p. Pennant. 'K-q. tehairm-v.t), E, Morgan. Esq* (vioo-chai ';i in; s T. Wi risto; S. Perks, Rh) 1 It. Dtvios, E Asjgoi, Denbigh, John Roberts Fox'irri! il. Parry, Belt'-vs J". Yaaglian, D, Eiwor Is, Abergele; J. D. Jonas, Bodoryn J. filoyrt, So. Asaph W. Willhms, Prestatyn Taos. Parry, Vacuo!. THE PAUPiilv- Tho Master's journal fibewed Lho niirobnr of paupers in the houso last board day, 147 ad- mitted since, 10 discharged, 13 romaiiuug in the house this day, lit; as against 142 cor responding date last year 2. Yagrantd relieved during the fortnight, 60 corresponding period last year, 41 incsease, 19. REMOVAL OF IMBECILE PATIENTS TO THE WORK HaUFE. A letter was received last bo^rd from the- Local Government Board saying that there were two pauper patients at the Denbigh asy- luni who were reported by the Commissioners in Luancy as in for treatment at the work- house. The Clerk wrote t:) tho Superintendent of the asylum, who wrote that since the above p -.tbnts were to the Commissioners, be had had reason to change his opinion as to their mental condition. Mr. Grimsiey was instructed to send a copy of the Superintendent's letter to the board above. A MODEL HUSBAND. Elizabeth J.me*, 68 years of age, Meliden. admitted to the house last week, appeared be- fore the bonVd, and appliod for out relief. It appears that tho woman's husband was living, but he behaved so cruclly to her that she was afraid to live with him. She had been kft by her husband, who sold all her furniture (left by her lirst husband), and he went to America where he remained 8 years. About two years ago ho returned,and took up his abode in his wife's house and behaved very cruelly to her-even threatening to murder her. It was mentioned that tho doors were always open for hor to go in. Mr William Williams said that f,-om what ho heard the previous day, the man turned his wife out at midnight. It was decided to apply for magisterial in- terference in the case. ANOTHER WIFE DESERTER. John Gerrnrd, painter, appeared before the board to ask for a littlo time to repay the maintenance supplied to bis wife whom he had deserted. In reply to questions by Mr Joseph Lloyd the man said he had been to Knu'-sford gaol for one month for deserting his wife. He had not given her any money since, for he bad been unable to earn any. The Chairman: You do not appear to be over-anxious to work. Applicant Yes, sir, I work when I get it. But it is the worst time of the year now. It appears that a warrant was out against the man, and it was agreed to take steps to stay execution of the warrant, provided the man found sufficient security for the repayment of the money. RESIGNATION OF TIIE MEDICAL OFFICER. A letter was read from Mr F. L. Heaton, giving notice of his resignation as medical officer of the district. However, he would continuo to hold the office of medic.ti officer of the workhouse, and vaccination olFiear. In reply to a question as to whether Mr Heaton could hold one and relinquish the other office, the chairman said the letter ba i only just been placed in his hand, and the idea to him, he owned, was a new one, but it would appear the appointments were separate Mr Joseph Lloyd said that it was ruder- stood that the offices were held jointly and not separately, MrHeaton,had hid heavy work since his appointment, but it was prematare to apply for an increase of salary, and it would be much better if Dr. Heaton would reconsi- der his decision. Mr Parry said he bolioved that Dr. Heaton would be satisfied with an addition of £ 10 in the salary. Mr Joseph Lloyd said that if Mr Hea would be satisfied with 910 perhaps t Parry would give notice that he would m the recursion of the previous resolution an advance of E10. It was resolved that a committee be formed to consult with Dr. Heaton, but it was to be distinctly understood that both offices should be considered as joint appointments. PAUPER LUNATICS. A list of pauper lunatics chargeable to this union was received from Dr. Cox, showing the number to be 51. The Chairman remarked that there was a great increase in this union of these cases, whatever was the cause of it. The only con- soling feature about it was that the weekly cost of maintenance was reduced. THE HESKETH APPEAL. In reply to Mr Edwards, the chairman said that they took technical objection to Mr Hesketh's appeal against the poor rate assess- ment at the last quarter sessions, on the ground that the appeal should have been made the previous sessions. The court up- held the objection, .and the appeal was dis- missed with oosts. The merits of the case had not been gone into at all, and the reason the board had taken the objection was to gain time,for they could not get a fair valuation of the land in its present frozen condition. PARISH AFFAIRS Al ABERGELE. Mr. Roberts, parish clerk at Abergele, at- tended the board to-day and said he had to complain of the assistant overseer of the parish of Abergele, who did not do his duty by the parish. The Chairman: Wo do not appoint the assistant overseer- Mr Roberts (continuing) said he had come on the previous board when Mr Murray Browne was present. The assistant overseer's costs for the list of voters was increasing year after year, but the agreement with the parish was that he should perform all the duties of the office at a stated salary. The Chairman We can do nothing. All we have tc do with the assistant overseer is to require him to provide a substantial bond. Mr Roberts He won't produce his books nor call a vestry or anything. Tho Chairman The assistant overseer does not call vestries does be P Is it not the parish clerk who calls vestries ? Mr Roberts I called one, but could not get into the vestry, for tho vicar had not come, and the assistant overseer was not there. Mr. Roberts was again told that it was out of the province of the board to deal with the matter he brought before them. Ho then said thaton the previous Inari day he sew that the grave digger, John Roberts, had had his out, relief increased when that vary week he had earned 9s. as grave-diggor, The Chairman said this matter was within the province of the board, and if Mr Roberts would withdraw, it would be considered. The Relieving Officer on being called in and informed of what Mr Roberts had said, re- marked that he could make not out'how John Roberts cowld make 93. a week by grave-dig- ging. Certainly there were more deaths than usual during thelast nine days,but the Church yard was practically closed, for there were only a few graves open. And he (the officer) understood that John Roberts' BOn-in-law did the grave-digging. It appears that the pauper was in receipt of 4s. weekly, and that ils. was repaid by the pauper'a sons. Besides his relief the old man received certain moneys, which were taken into consideration when the relief was decided upon. The matter was allowed to stand on the books, till Inext board, when it will be thoroughly investigated.
THE PROPOSED CRICKET CLUB FOR FLINTSHIRE.— A. meeting of gentlemen interested in this move- ment was held at the Town Hall on Thursday last, at 3.30 p.m. Mr J. Scott Bunkos, J.P., presided. The movement is progressing satis- factorily.
WISE AND OTHERWISE.
WISE AND OTHERWISE. AN ANONYMOUS LET TEE. A day or two ago a widow living on Sixteenth- street, evil, d the policeman en that btat into the bouse and informed him that she bad a ery .-erioua case en band. Someone bad written in r an anony- 0 e *1, mous letter, and she wanted the officer to tracs out the guilty party if it took Lim until January, 1S'J2. AVhat was in the letter ?" he asked. "I will read it. It begins 'My dear friend,' and goes on to say that the writer has fallen in love with my rod cheeks, sparkling eye?, and dimpled chin." lie must he a blind man," bluntly observed tha officer. "I don't Fee any red cheeks or dimples." "Perhaps you don't, sir," she coldly replied, "but I will react furtlier. He says that my inn-go is con- stantly before his eyes, and that I am the subject of his dreams." "Well, that's all right," said the of Seer, n!11e1!I he lets the image bother his eyes when a Lutchcr cart is around. He is evidently mashed." And further down he says that the sight of me get- ling off the street-car sends a thrill through his whole syf-tem." "Very likely, madam—that is, if yon rntch your foot and sprawl on the ground. I think I know the old coon who wrote that letter." "Old coon! Yes, an old codfish down here who h-ts had three wives and seventeen children." Sir how dare you imagine that he would write to me?" And I'll see that he is arrested." No, you won't! I warn you noj to interfere in this case in any manner." "But I thought you wanted the guilty punished?" Who said I did ? I simply wanted you to trace it out and give me the name of the writer." So that you could prosecute him?" "No, sir I wanted t > know if he was in enrnest, and if he was—you see-yon know—I would "You'd write him that if his conduct was repeated you'd appeal to the law ? I think you needn't bother with the caoe at all she remarked as she swallowed a lump in her throat. You don't seem—that is you appear—that i-, good day, sir!" And what she wanted of me," s,i(i the officer as he went back to his beat, "was to as-ure her that some one really wrote the letter in earnest, and that he probably meant all he said. Once sure of that, she would have answered it,"—Detroit Free Press. Relics of Burns.—Blisters. "I gaess I'll push along," is what the man with the wheelbarrow said. A piece of steel is a good deal like a man—when you get it red hot it loses its temper. The man who looks for big apples at the bottom of a barrel is too confiding for this tricky world. An enterprising foundry-man has named an eco- nomical stove he has invented the seiii-coul'uli. A yath, is more like a Christian than the averag0 man. She can stand on a tack without swearing. Measure of Safety.—Never demand an apology un- less you are sure the supply is equal to the demand. When a mua gives up a house, what rank would he hold in the army ? That of a left-tenant, of course. An exchange wants to know: What are our young men coming too ? Coming to see our girls of course. Heard in the train: "Do you object to smoking, sir?" "No, not at all." Well, then, just give 11 me a cigar will you ? I've left mine at home." A politician, in speaking of a rival, said, Why, he makes his grog so strong that he is obliged to use toughened glass for his tumblers It was a dressmaker who, looking at a bow-lejged bather, remarked, "My! what bias limbs; how awfully they stand in need of a tuck and a gore Carlyle being asked the difference between a natural fool and an educated fool, replied: "Just about the difference between you and me, I sus. pect." The questioner was never able to determine which kind of fool he was. "What a desp'r't thing," said old Joe Symkers, "that theere young couple, who've been billin' and ••tin' an makin' eyes at one another for a month, have now gone to the parson and got a permit to see if they can't keep it up for a lifetime." Theinexpert huntsman having missed five partiidgea in succession, blazes away at a sixth and cries exult- antly to the game-keeper There I hit him I saw the feathers fly Didn't they ? The game-keeper "Ye?, sir, they flew off with the bird He was making a call and they were talking of literature. "The Pilgrim's Progress," she remarked, always seemed to me painful. Of course yon are familiar with Bunyan?" He said he had one on each foot, and they bothered him a good deal. How far is it to Clyde? asked a weary looking tramp on the towpath, of an urchin, the other day. "Nine milts," replied the lad. "Are you sure ?" "Well," said the sympathetic youth, "seeing you are pretty tired I will call it seven." "What's your name? "asked one four-year old miss of another. "I do declare rculied the second little girl, you are as inquisitive as gTown people. They always ask my name and where I got my new boots, and all such fings, until I am as'amed of 'em." A Mystery.—"How do you loike the now school, Mickcy, mo son?" Purty well but, mother, ph-t makes the boys at school think I'm Oirish ? I meself doesn't know, but I've been often su^picted av bein' Oirish, meself, whin divil a hint av ÎL they iver had from me." A physician falls into a fit while making a round of visits, and is carried into a drug store. Sen'l for Dr. X," says somebody. "No, nG, not for him," says the dying man, feebly, at the mention of his rival's name; "if he brought me round it would advertise him I prefer to die." "You have been up her, before me hrlf a-riozen times this year," said an Austin justice, severely, to a local vagrant, who thusmade answer C,,Iil e' now, judge, none of that. Every time I've been here I've seen you here. You are hero more than I am. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones." A respectable merchant of London having become embarrassed in his circumstances, and his misfortunes having been one day the subject of conversation on the Royal Exchange, several persons ex i rested great sorrow, when a foreigner who was present said I feel five hundred pounds for him what do you feel ?" The following epigramis quoted in a London medical journal: A, siiigle doctor, like a sculler, plies- TiI? patient lingers and by inches dies But two physicians, like a pair of oars, Waft him with swiftness to the Stygian shores. "Reflect, my brethren," exhorted a Mohammedan holy man, "that whosoever falls to-dav in battle sups to-night in Paradise." The fight -begll, the ranks wavered, the priest took to his heels, when a soldier, stopping him, referred reproachfully to the promised supper in Paradise. "True, my son—very true," said the priest; "but I never eat supper." "You mustn't touch the top of the baby's head, said a mother to her little four-year-old "she has a soft spot there that is very tender." The young- ster gazed at it curiously for a moment, and then asked: Do all babies have soft spots on their heads?" "Yes." "Did papa have a soft spot on the top of his head when he was a baby?" Yes," re- plied the mother, with a sigh," "and he has got it yet." And the old man who had overheard the con- versation from an adjoining room, sling out: "Yes indeed he has, my dear boy, or he would,be a single man to-day." A chap who had perhaps read a newspaper item about how a street car was cleared of passengers in short order when a man in the centre of the car an- nounced that he had the small-pox, tried the game on a Gratiot Avenue car. Getting aboard the car on Monroe-avenue, he sat down beside a big-fisted man and remarked-" I dun't suppose you object to riding beside a small-pox patient do you?" "Not in the least," replied the big man but as rome of the other passengers may, I shall heave you out! There- upon he took the joker by the collar and leg, carried him to the platform, and shot him far out on to the sidewalk. An Audacious Thief. What exclaimed an Austin justice to a coloured culprit, "have you the audacity to say you do not recognise this poeket- book ? "Yes, sah." But it was found in y .• 0 ossession." In my what-did-yer say, jedge < v. our possession. This pocket-book was found in Ticket,sir." Jedge, you has done tole two out dat ar. Fust yer said hit was foun' in my on, an'den yer 'lowed hit was foun' in my [jo^lie dei-n yarns can't be true. Ef do jedges on de ben G tell ,1, tr""f, hit's no wonder dat a poor miso Y. listice breath, an- onco c jrodncing the po<•" sa' l, You ciemod j-: !i".v ihat- you iiati ,h's yz-ckei-ho: 2;:ik vi again, iliu. 'e'.bi'.por-VDi- hv.. ? Wi-v. ot o- u am de same one j »u sl.c i. <! r->. »>• 'it,; n.v-o ust be losin'yer mind, jedge." ii.emu.iaed oL Said the rich and quiet-loving citizen: If a i. ores me, and I don't like him and want hun eep away from me, I don't snub him. I just leu im five dollars." The celebrated composer Wagner, 'when in Naple w as troubled, it is said, with headache, so he sent t have his hair cut short. When the barber received th summons and heard its purport, he sold every pro- spective hair of Wagner's head to his admireis, get- ting half the money down. To the barbers ill', ze chagrin, Madame Wagner witnessed theoperatLn and appropriated the whole of the severed hair to her own use. What was to be done ? The hairdresser made a clean breast of it to madame, and she sugge-jted that a butcher round the corner had the same kind of hair as her husband. And half Naples slept that night with the hair of the butcher under its pillow. Tho cashier and sub-cashier of the French Lauri; :r Mining Company, while driving to the iro-iri Laurium with 100,000f. in money to pay the work- men, were fired upon by a party of men who wore in ambush, nnd were both killed. Their coaehmjui v as also dangerously wounded. Ttie assassins escaped. ■ »
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I K HYIO YAGBAXCY IN BEEKSIIIKE.—It may be of some tD st ',te iii it the c,f vezr.Lu-'s relieved in the casual wards of the Berkshire Unions in the year 1834, was 8o-090, compared with jo,961 in 1883, and 26,G90 in 1882. TLe increae ycar was 9,997 vagrants, or 38.51 per cent. Mr George Itae, of the North siud South Wales fhnk, has written a treatise entitled, The Country Hanker; his Clients, Cares, and Work," whiuh will embody the experience rf foity years. Mr Bae is kuown to lovers of art by his collection of pictures, cspci dly by his Rossettis, which were shown at Burlington House two years ago. Mr Murray is I to publish the book. PRINCIPAL REICHEL'S LECTUI:S OX TIIE J HISTORY OF ENGLAND—On Friday evening, the ICob inst, at tho Board-rooin, Town Hafl, Principal Reichel, of the North Wales Univeisity College, Bangor, delivered the I- 71 first, or opening lecture of a. series which he Las a1 ranged to give in the same place, on England. In tho unavoidable absence of D z, Girdlestone, J.P., Mr Morgan Oiver), 3.M.I.S., was unanimously voted to the chair. I The audience was not very numerous, but select. In his opening rcmaiks the chair- man said he felt it o great honour and dis- tinction in being allowed to introduce the audience the learned Principal of the North Wales University (applause), whose presence there that evening enabled them to join hands with the people of Bangor, and of Wales, in doing him honour. They all remembered the story of Mahomet and the moan tain. wished tho nrmntain to ome to him, but the mountain declined, RLd Mahomet had to go to the mountain. So they in Rhyl) had been very wisofui to havo the University j blit thun-h the/ had j failed in that, they were very proud of i having the Principal of that college amor:get I them (applause.) Mr Owen then referred to the rulers of Welsh origin wh ) had occupied the throne of England, and the important and distinguished place they horn in English history.—Principal Reichel then delivered his lecture, stating at the commence- ment that he onlygintended that evening to give a preliminary sketch of the History of England, up to the Tudor period, by way of introduction to the course of lectures which were to follow.—Trie lecture was of the most interesting ami learned character, listened to wi:h earnest attention, and frequently ap plauded—At the close the Rev. E. Lloyd Jones, by request, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman and the lecturer. As to the Chairman, Mr Jones said, he was already distinguished as a historian, and was the right man to occupy the chair. As to the lecture, it was lucid, full of information, not only as to dates and persons, but also of principles (applctuse.) -Captain Wynne Jones, in appropriate terms seconded the vote of thanks, which was carried with applause.— Principal Reichel returned thanks, and in doing so gave refcence to the works on English History which he recommended for the study of those who intended to avail themselves of the course of lectures.—The j Chairman also returned thanks and in doing so spike in tho highest terms of the efforts made by Mr P. 0 Mostyn Williamb to secure the college for Rhyl, and on behalf of tne cause of education generally. LADY PREACHER AND LECTUREII -on Sun- day last, Miss A. M. Williams, of Blaen- llechau, South Wales, preached three times to crowded congregations at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Water Street. On Monday eveniug, at the same place, Alisti Williams delivered a lecture on Speaking the Truth." The chair was occupi d by the Rev. E Lloyd Jones and again there a very large con gl cgation. Mr Jones in his opening address, stiongly advocated the rights of wotnoii to occupy any and every position to which power of mind, talent, and character qualified them, equal with men. The usual vote of thanks to the chairman and the lecturer terminated the proceedings. On Tuesday evening Miss Williams again preached, The chapel was crowded in every part. TOWN HALL SERVICEs,-It will bo seen from our advertising columns that the Rev.H. Elvet Lewis, well known as "the poet preach- er" is to take the town hall services tomorrow (Sunday.) We regret to hear that the Rov. D. B. Hooke has been away from Rhyl through ill-health. THE CLWYD BKAXCII OF THE L.V. A.-The members of this body, on the 16th inat., dined together at the Farmers' Inn, Denbigh Mr H. A. Steer, wine and spirit merchant, Rhyl, occupied the chair, and the catering by Mrs Jones, the hostess, was most satisfactory. A very enjoyable evening was spent. EXTENSIVE ROBBERY OF JEWELLERY ON THE RAILWAY.—At the Chester City Sessions, on Monday last, before Mr Horatio Lloyd (Recorder), George Matthews (a native of Rhyl, aged 28, bricksetter, but who some time ago was in the employ of the London and North Western Railway Company as brakes- man, was brought up in custody on a charge ot having stolen four lockets valued at £18 or thereabouts, the property of L. and N. W. Railway Company, on or about the 6th of July last. Mr D. A. V. Colt Williams prosecuted for the company, and the prisone was defended by Mr Trevor Parkins. large number of witnesses were examined The prisoner, in reply to the charge, made a long statement in court, and contended that whilst he was on an errand for a lady to a hotel in Llandudno he found the lockets in a pocket handkerchief on a footpath. He made inquiries, but could not ascertain to whom they belonged, and subsequently took them home.-The jury after a short absence from court, brought in a verdict of guilty. The, Recorder said he fully concurred in the verdict and sentenced the prisoner to nine months' imprisonment with hard labour. ROYAL WELSH FuSILIERS.-2nd Volunteer Battalion C (Rhyl) Company's Orders.- All Rifles to be returned to the armoury at once.—The competition for the goods prizes will take place on the Rhyl Range on Satur. next, the 28th inst., at 1 o'clock p.m. En. trance fee Is each man. The Rules under which the competition will take place may be seen on application to Col. Sergeant Gamblin, and the entrance fees are to be paid to him. Men desirous of joining. the above company are requested to communicate as early as possible with Sergeant Instructor Moi,rison.-By order.-Rhyl, 20th January 1885. AT the Quarterly Meeting of the Man- chester and District Branch of the Liberation Society, held at the offices, 4, St. James' Sqr., Manchester, on Tuesday, January 13th, 186.5,1 Mr. Robert Affleck in the chair it was moved by Mr. Samuel Knowles, J.P., seconded by, Mr. Lawrence Whitaker, and resolved:— That this committee congratulates the Liberals off Wales on the reiterated assertion of the R:ght Honourable Lord Richard Gros- j venor,M.P., on the 6th inst., that the question of Disestablishment in Wales, ig ripening for legislative settlement; and therefore urges their Welsh friends to perfect their electoral organisationa so that not a single opponent of Difsestablishment shall be returned from the Principality to the next Parliament."—J. T. ALEXANDER, Secretary, THE proceeds of the English Wesleyan tea meeting and concert held last week was a little over £ 15; a larger sum than has been re- alised for some years pact. In our report last week we should have stated that the duet by Miss Maggie Amos and Mr. Harry Mudd was encored. TROTTING MATCH—On Monday last a trot- ting match, for a heavy wager, took place be- tween Mr. F. Jones's, butcher, chestnut mare, and a mare belonging to Mr. Evans, Maes- gwilym. The distance was from the Yictori Inn, Vale Road, to the police station at Rhuddlan. The first-named mare won easily, the other having commenced to gallop before the end of the journey was reached. The winning mare (which also took the first prize for trotting at the Agricultural show) was ridden by Mr. F. Jones junr. Heavy bets were laid on the race, aud the start was wit- nessed by a crowd of people. MARRIAGE OF DR. PRICHARD, OF DENBIGH- -Oil Thursday, at the Myrtle street chapel, Liverpool, the marriage was celebrated of Mr R. M. Prichard, M.D., of Denbigh (son of the iato Rev. R. Prichard, Wesleyan Minister, of I RbyJ), t3 Minnie (Mrs Buckingham), daugh- ter of 1J. Littler, JCcrj c-f R v.hvf'-y-, P-iyl. I'he ofh mating cloru.ym-in was the Rev, H. Stowell Brown (an old and dear friend i Mr Littler), at whose residence a nuT»eroas com- pany y sat oown to breakfast. The happy pair, both of whom are well known and much beloved in Rhyl, left in the afternoon for London, where ther will spend their honeymoon. They were the recipicLt:, I of h unci So rue presents from a large circle of friends, "ud they have the best wishes of all who know them. Dining the week the dis- tribution cf flannel by Mr Littler, to aged poor, has been carried out under tho supervis ion of Mr John Jones, district iclieving officer, and others. These act, of great kind- ness on the part of Mr Littler huve secured for him and his family a warm place in the hearts of all and tbo happy event above; recorded has occasioned general expressions of good will and respect for him and all tho members of his family. ir.M.C.A. PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING SOCIE- TY.-From some unexplained reason theret was no single member of the Governraen present at the last meeting, and the Speake was unable to give his a:tendance during th whole evening. In accordance with the busiuess Mr Arthur Rowland was unanimously elected deputy Speaker, and to: k the chair. In a house of 20 members, tho hon. member for the Montgomery bor.ughs, in an able and exhaustive speech, condemned the action of the Ministry for their cjlonial and foreign p .nicy, and moved a v.jtc- of want of confi- dence in tho existing Government. The membor for Oxfod University, r8ferrõng to the 6th standing ordei of the Debating Socio ty, that it was the duty of the Government t provide the business of the house, said that in their non-attendance, they had failed to show the right to exist, and called upon them to resign or mend their ways. He moved the adjournment of the debate. An interesting and full house is expected at the next meet- ing. YOLUNTEEK BALL —The annual ball of the Rhyl Company of Yolunteers, as will be seen by an advertisement in another column, is announced to takp place on the 13tb proximo, at the Town Hall, Rhyl. The arrangements are rapidly being poshed on by the commit- tee, and their energectic hon. secretary, Ser. geant J. E. Roberts. We trust, the move- ment will be warmly supported, when the fact is made known that the Rhyl volantee company is almost wholly composed of young CD men resident in the town. SUCCESS.—The Cardiff Times, speaking of a native of Holywell, siys: The Rev W. Pedr Williams, the respected pastor of Mount Zion English Congregational Church, has announced his intention of resigning his charge at Troeayrhiw, having accepted the pastorate of iheimportant Church worshipping at the Tabernacle, Bristol. Great regret is felt amongst the members and congregation, I and also throughout the place, at the loss of such an eloquent and promising young man." CLWYD STREET CHAPEL.—On Monday last a very interesting discussion took place on "The pupit and the press," at tha weekly meeting of the Literary Society. Mr Daniel Evans supported the pulpit, and Mr Isaac Jones favoured the press. Also Messrs 9. O. Jones, J. Parry Jones, G. T. Evans, W. Jenes, &c took part in the debate. Yisiioiis.—At the Hydropathic Establish ment Mrs Slendon, Rhyl Mrs Butler, do. Mr Griffin, Birmmghafn Mr II man, do.
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2ND VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. "C" (Rhyl) COMPANY'S ANNUAL PRIZE SHOOTING CONTEST. This annual prize shooting- contest took place on the new range at Rhyl (situate on the other side of the (Foryd) on Saturday last. The weather was altogether adverse to allow of good scores being made, particularly in the morning, as a high wind prevailed, coupled with a drizzling rain but to- wards the afternoon the wind moderated and the weather became fine, and in consequence better scores were made then, than in the morning Sergt Wallis, by dint of good shooting managed again to secure the first prize, this being the third time in the four years of his service in the above company he has attained this honour, and which achieve- ment reflects great credit upon him. The following is a list of the prize winners:- £ s. d. Points 1.-2 10 0 Sergeant Wallis 31 2.—2 0 0 Private Pimblett 20 3.-l 10 0 Col. Sergeant Gamlin 20 4.—1 5 0 Private Ratcliffe 24 5.—1 0 0 Lanco Corporal R. Roberts.. 23 6.-0 15 0 Private Whitaker 22 7.-0 1,5 0 W. Yaughan 22 8.-0 10 0 Corporal Shannon 21 9-—0 10 0 Yaughan 20 10.—0 10 0 Private H. Wright 19 11-—0 7 6,. Pearl 18 12.—0 7 6 Sergeant Henderson 18 13.—0 7 6 Private H. T, Roberts 17 14.—0 6 0 McBain 17 1.5.—0 5 0.. Powell 16 16.—0 5 0 J. Davies 16 17.—0 5 0.. D. H. Simcox 14 18 -0 2 6 J. Evans 14 19.—0 2 6 J. P. Owen. 14 20.—0 2 6.. Dyson 13 Forty-three men competed The following is a list of the prizes to be award- ed for good attendance at drills for the year ending the 31st October last:— ;C s. d. No. of drills, I 1.—1 0 0 Private Powell 107 2.—0 15 0 Sergeant Henderson 90 3.-0 12 6 Private J. Davies (1335) 77 4.-0 10 0 „ T. Roberts (1325) 6.5 •5.—0 7 6 J.Evans (1430) 64 6.-0 6 0 C.Wright 62 7.—0 5 0 O. Roberts. 61 8.—0 4 0 Corporal Yaughan 60 9.—0 3 0 Private Howard 60 10.—0 2 6 D. H. Simcox 60 11.—0 2 6,. „ W. L. Williams. 58 12.—0 2 0., Dyson 57 -Lieutenant Wright attended 91 drills during the year and was entitled to the second prize, but he kindly conceded it in favour of the next man in order of merit. We learn that the above prizes will be distributed at the town hall on an early date which will be duly announced in our advertisement columns.
RHUDDLAN. MARRIAGE OF Miss JONES, CASTLE YIEW.—This interesting ceremony took plxce on Wednesday, the 21st inst., the happy bridegroom being Mr. Richard Owens, of Egremont, son of the late Owen Owens, Esq., Clai, Anglesea. The marriage was tolemn- ized at the C. M. chapel, Rhuddlan, by the Rev. Lewis Ellis, before the registrar, Mr James Davies. The event caused quite a stir in the town, the first j announce.ofnt being a volley of shots from cannons and other fire-arms. The chapel was crowded with well-wishers, and some kind friends had spread a carpet from the gate to the chapel door, which was strewn with flowers. The wedding party was greeted with a heavy downpour of rice, which liternlly covered the chapel yard. Miss Jones was given away by her much respected father, Mr Sam- uel Jones, the bridesmaids being Miss Pollie Jones, sister of the bride, and Miss Owens, sister of the bridegroom, the best man being Mr John Owens, brother cf the bridegroom. The following were among the other guests Mrs Williams, Stoctcport; Miss Jones,Cwybr Bach Miss Roberts,Liverpool Mr R. G. Williams, and Mr Maurice Jones, Pwll. heli Mr J. H. Jones, N. & S. Wales bank, Sea- combe Mr Wm. Jones, Liverpool; Mr James Maurice Jones, Birkenhead Master Wm. Morris, Hendref, &c. After the breakfast, the happy pair departed for London on their wedding tour'
HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.-Liver, Lungs, and Kid- neys.—Most diseases of these depurative organs rises from obstructions, over the removal of which these celebrated Pills excercise the mot perfecc control. A course of them is strongly recommended as a remedy for such chronic affections as liver enlargements, congestion of the lungs, torpidity of the kidneys, and other functional disorders which cause much present suffering, and if neglected lay the foundation of organic diseases' Holloway' Pills are specially adapted for the young and delicate their gentle aud purifying action ranks hem above all other medicines. In indigestion nervous affections, gout, and rheumatism these Pills have achieved for themselves universal fame. RENT AUDIT.-On Friday last Mr Isaac Taylor, agent to Talacre Estates, received the half-yearly rents due to Sir Pyers W. Mostyn, Bart., at the Boar's Head Inn, Holywell. If you want high class and superior Provisions go to Robert Price, 39, High street, Rhyl. where you will be served with the best value in town.— Advt. 4 j
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ST. THOMAS CHURCEL To the Lditor of the RHYL ADVEETISEB. bis.. —I have sc-en i! Enquirer's letter in vour paper, and think that I can give him a little mior.nation about St Thomas's Church, taough not pernaps on some of the points"to which his letter relates. The church was built by that liberal hearted man, the late Yen. Archdeacon Morgan, and it is really a chapel of ease to Holv ;rSn r\- Church cost over 120,000, all which the late Vicar begged or gave, and when it was opeued, it is not surprising that iii., fnends-and admirers willingly paid yearly.their j-ubscnprions, in consideration of their having | a-loted to them the pew accommodation that the church provided, which, however, after his death became compulsonly levied as pew rents, and so they continue to be levied. That the late Arch- deacon should be recompensed during his life-time rLpn?b ^bscnpuons, was what one might have expected, but I venture to say that he never sanctioned St. Thomas's Church being made like a Proprietary Episcopal chapel, by the lew of compulsory pew-rents, in perpetuity. It mav not be generally known that St Thomas's, Rh.'l, is le onij cnurch in the United Kinedorn whore cj-ler'_ nre boih pew-rents, and an oifertorv at every unday service. The Voluntary Churches' are pro"- of divine worship, of tl,r,re are no endowments.and hence the pew-rVcts,, to provide the stipends of their ministers but [no cuoh^ necessi ty exists in connection with our church a -uoyt, with its endowment, together with fees of .tn }''ar' ■'lvd'hullse' "vd surely the offertories IK-'+I roun<^i those during the season, with double services, being very large, ought to be ampiy sufficient to cover ail incidental o??hTr ai^ t0 rrevide.liberally for the stipends fro7ii iho1 n"0>' as there is a large grant 1-TP -i V ^iurc Pastoral Aid Societv.—and to -idch tre SiTl "n'rgiU f01' th° >vei'"aI societies 1' i tor "v ,T?,T t £ us Pa"sh. In his meague Iter, Enquirer „does not touch uoon questions in connection with the P^ri^ J i .■rOincr fVinsh accounts, .which y -ui p l^hed statement oi them, ao not even recognise the income from the pew- rents, in any shape or from, instead of stating how they had been appropriated and this is all the more remarkable as we have the following heading to the general summary General summary of monies-received and paid in, connection with the Churches of Holy Trinity, and St Thomas's, Rhyl, during the year ending Easter, 1 SS4." Yours TRQI-Y< T A SUBSCEIBEE. Rhyl, January 21st., 1SS5.
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ST. ASAPH. ■uSATJCnRAL ?r':kviCRs. i!rd Sunday after Epiph- Mornine atTl-°S StJJ Pa^, January 25th.— ning at 11. Service, Porter in D Anthem 'And he journeyed '.(St Paul) .(Mendelsohn;. Zoning at 3 1 service Porter in D Anthem, << Sin* 6 (Laughter of ZlOn" (Ouseley). Evening at 6.15. Chants and Hymns. Choral services on Thursdays at 11.30, and on Saturdays at 5 p.m.
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BITS FROM BOOKS. GEORGE SAKD. The following extract from an article in the Edin- burgh Review upon "The Life and Correspondence of George Sand relates to the period immediately after the great success of Indiana," the first novel which Madame Aurore Dudevant issued under the nom de me destined to become so famous Her private life and character was soon attacked the wildest stories were circulated and believed respecting this assailant of the institution of matrimony and eubverter of all social laws. Scandal reached its height when it was known that the young and beautiful rebel added to her other enormities the impertinence of wearing men's clothes. "A long grey overcoat," she tells us herself, "a woollen tie, and-and-a pair of boots!" These boots were the delight of her heart. "I lonped to sleep in them. On their little ironshod heels I was firm on my feet and trotted from one end of Paris to the other." A cigarette, sometimes even a cigar, was a necessity to complete the costume and then, forsooth, she was astonished that all husbands and fathers raised their voices against her.. At the time of the publication of Indiana," George Sand was about 29, and Henri Heine says, I I Beau- tiful as the Venus of Milo. Her features were reguiar, her forehead low, shaded by rich banda of chestnut hair her eyes were dim, perhaps be. cause of the many tears she had shed, or because their brilliancy had been expended on her novels, which had set fire to so many female,and historv said, so many male brains, causing conflagrations which had been extinguished with difficulty. Aurore Dudevant might transform herself into George Sand, she might adopt male habiliments, and swagger about with her hands in her pockets and a cigar between her teeth-she remained fatally, inexorably a woman —dowered with a woman's tenderness and a woman's weakness, dowered besides with many charms and great fascinations for the sex that was her enemy.
THE HUMAN EAR.—Within the ears of men, ana without their knowledge or contrivance, is a lute or lyre of 3.000 strings, accepting the music of the outer world, and rendering it fit for reception by the brain. Each musical tremor which falls upon the organ selects from its tensioned 3,000 fibres the one appro- priate to its own pitch, and throws that fibre into uni-sonant vibration. And thus, no matter how com- plicated the motion of the external air may be, those microscopic strings can analyse it. and reveal the constitutents of which it is composed. PROVIDENCE AND WA-TE.—Wherever vou see want, or misery, or degradation in this world about you, there, be sure, either industry has been wanting, or industry has been in error. It is not accident, it is not Heaven-commanded calamity, it is not the original and inevitable evil of man's nature which fill your streets with lamentation, and your graves with prey. It is only that, when there should have been providence, there has been waste; when there should have been labour, there has been lasciviousness; and wilfulness when there should have been sub. ordination. HUMAN ELEVATION.—Every one who would rise must be a thinker and a worker. Not chiefly by study or reading will a man become the first; there is often much knowledge with few ideas; there are very learned men without any grand thoughts of their own. Every one, whatever .his opportunities, can exert his own mental powers upon what is near to him, and this force will increase with exercise. He can observe and compare and reason for himself and, though his knowledge may be limited, his.ideas 'I will grow. There is no elevation for humanity without toil, none without active thought, feeling, and purpose. l\1Db. FOR HUSBANDS.—Do not Jest with your wife upon a subject in which there is danger of wound- ing her feelings. Remember that she treasures every word that you utter. Do not speak of some virtue in another man's wife to remind your own of a fault. Do not reproach your wife with personal defects, for if she has sensibility you inflict a wound difficult to heal. Do not treat your wife with inattention when in company it touches her pride, and she will not respect you more or love you better for it. Do not upbraid your wife in the presence of a third person; the sense of your disregard for her feelings will pre- vent her from acknowledging her fault. Do not en- tertain your wife with praising the beauty and accom- plibhments of other women. If you would have a pleasant home and a cheerful wife, pass your evenings under your own roof. Do not be stern and silent in your own house and remarkable for sociability elsewhere. (( HAT IS ECONOMY?—We have warped the word econumv in our English language into a meaning which it has no business whatever to bear. In our use of it, it constantly signifies merely sparing or sav- mg: economy uf money means saving money: economy of time, sparing time, and so on. But that is a wholly barbarous use of the word—barbarous in a double sense, for it is not English, it is bad Greek, and it is worse sense. Economy no more means saving money than it means spending money. It means the ad- ministration of a. house; its stewardship spending or saving, that is, whether money or time, or anything else, to the best possible advantage, In the simplest and clearest definition of it, economy, whether public or private, means the wise manage- ment of labour and it means this mainly in three semes viz., first, applying your labour rationally secondly, preserving its produce carefully lastly, distributing its produce beasonably.-Ru.skln. A OPINION.—My dear," said Mrs. Specta- tor, as she spread out before the admiring eyes of Spectator a new garment, "I want you to give me your advice and please put your mind on it." (Spec- tator's mind is constantly occupied with things so various, and of such large moment, that he does not always successfully focus it upon matters of domestic detail; hence this hint.) I want to know how to trim this would you advise me to use chinchilla or otterSpectator put his pen behind his ear. and looked thoughtfully into the air. The distinction between chinchilla and otter, to tell the truth, was not very clear in his mind: but there are certain persons to whom, as a matter of policy, he never makes a confession of [ignorance. "NVell," he said at length, I think I should use otter. Oh, dear," said Mrs. Spectator, "you have not a particle of taste you should have known that 1 like chinchilla best, and mean to use it. and that it is a great deal prettier than otter." Now Spectator protests against this way of asking advice, lie has had this experience a great many time,, and he repectfully submits that when his advice is asked, he ought not to be abused if his opinion does not fall in line with the secret decision of the inquirer. It is astonishing how many lovely women commit this in- justice, and remain utterly unconscious of it.— Christian Union. J
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HINTS FOR THE HOME. THE CHIEF PLEASURES OF Lip-F.-First of 2.:1, a loving wife; a eh Id who is obedient, affectionate, and truthiui; a moderate competency abundant health a store of useful knowledge and opportunities of doing good. These have been accounted among the greatest pleasures that life can afford. PRESERVED FRUIT.—Fruit mr-y be preserved :r. tt fresh condition for many months by placing it in very fine sand sufficiently thick to cover it after it has been well washed and driod. and then moistened with brandy. A wooden box is the best receptacle to use, and it should be kept well covered and in a warm place. BASH FULNESS.—Do not yield to bashfuiness. Do not isolate yourself, sitting back in a c, rner, waiting for some one to come and talk with you. Step forward and hale something to say. Though you mav speak your thoughts to the best advantage, keeY.n. You will gain courage and improve. It is as your duty to entertain others as tlie.rs to amuse 'u. POISONED ARROWS.—The bitterest tears shed C or graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left n- done. She never knew how I loved her." I',fl never knew what he was to me. I aiwavs to make more of our friendship." "I did not kn w what he was to me till lie was gone." Such We ."is are the poisoned arrows which cruel Death shoots hjui the door of the sepulchre. GETTING A HI. ME. — J-Lere are two important F. :ps to be taken by every young man who has to dCle. upon his own exertions for a living. The first i- o master some occupation which he can rely upon after-years for a livelihood; The three or four years Spent in learning h trade are to most young in- TI yeais of privation, during which they are eoinpe^r} to exercise the most rigid economy. The le. .ns taught during these year-, if pr<-pcriy apv.lied. v ill render the next step—the procurement of a hen — comparatively easy of accomplishment. A w;, worker, in the possession of a good trade and a com- fortable house to live in, is on the highest to c' petence. A !%IAN- CIRCLE —It is for each man to decide for himself how wide he shall make his ciicle. It depends upon many things and circumstances of which he alone can be tlie judge. The common ph a that, if we attend to many tilings, nothing will re done well has enough justice in it to prevent us from frittering away our powers over a multitude of un- necessary things, but it has no weight in reliei-il" us fiom a single well-d"fined duty, be it ever s oi. <. >ur ir.di v. ua; life r.ud hap;unets. tho welfare c: r families, the prosperity of our friends, the verysucc- .< of our business are all wrapped up 111 the well-be rg of the whole community, and can never be separated. If it suffers, so shall we and though we may not be wise enough to trace the exact workings of the law, the law itself can never be infringed. -N i-i zi-(, -There is really no case of nervous- ness that cannot be either cured or alleviated bv atten- tion to diet, avoidance of stimulants, the daily uee of bath, and friction with rough towels and flesh-brush, ununited exercise in th" open air. whether tV weather be wet or dry, cold or hot. and pleasant socittu. Mixing with pleasant society is one of me very best means foi the cure of nervousness. It takes one for the time being quite out of one's self, quite away from one's troubles and aches. It must. however, never be excitira societv. for this sends the blood to the head, and injures the ery foundation of nerve-power. V' hat do you tell me ? You never take stimulants to excess ? I doubt it; for tea, if too much indulged in, is a dangerous stimu- lant, and so is coffee. A cup of milk that has been boiied and allowed to cool would often do far more good than tea. Tea-drinking grows on one, and assuredly, when it does so it shatters the nerves as irremediably as does wine, or even spirits. CdxscU s jtlaoeizine. NOVEL IVEADING.—In how many homes where the women take part in the household duties have they put off an unwelcome task to fallow the trials of an imaginary hero or heroine. What is one of the most delightful and restful recreations has become by excess one of the growing vices of the day. and the c. r. firmed novel reader's head becomes a confused mass of dramatic incidents of no possible value to herself or any one else. bhe tries to fit ]-,=1' urnmdings to the ideals of imagination and finds ordinary people and incidents too commonplace, and is apt to become dissatisfied, ending by longing for more stirring scenes than she finds in the peaceful home circle, while the bov who has become demora- lised by sensational literature yields to his spirit of uniest and starts off to fight the Indians with his mother's carving knife and a toy pistol if he cannot find better equipment. Who can estimate the num- ber of uncomfortable and unhappy homes, the fami- liarity with immorality and the divorces that can be traced to the influence of novels filled with scenes which make vice and crime attractive and turn the criminal into an heroine or a martyr.— Weeklv Globe. IT PAYS TO BE MERCIFUL.—Although there is every reason to believe that cruelty to animals is un- less common than it was. still there are many men who are not so merciful to their beasts as they miuht. be. Many of these offend from ignorance, ana will leave poor creatures exposed to finclement weath; r under the belief that they will not suffer. Prof-ss.-r Sh-iron, of th", Kansas State Agricultural College, nas lately tr.ewn by careful experiment that itjv.w t< be merciiu! in the matter of providing shelter for pig; and -e lia%e no doubt that if his researches ilad been extended to other animals, a similar result would ha veieen obtained. For this experiment U pigs, as neariv as possible alike, were chosen, fh e being kept m a barn, and five in the open, but provided with stiaw to lie upon. These two families were fed twice a day with carefully weighed messes of Indian corn. In the sequilit was found that each bushel of corn produced in the barn-fed pigs ten and three-tenths pounds of pork, whilst each bushel given to the outsiders formed only nine and seven-tenths. This result of course shews clearly that a large pro- portion of the food given went to keep the out-do'r pigs warm. If the bucolic mind will only grasp this tact, we feel sure that more attention will be given to the, question of shelter for animals.—Chaiid/crs's Journal. STOCKINGS.—Few of the ancients had any clothincr for tiie lower part of the body, and must have had extreme difficulty in sheltering themselves from the severity of the seasons. The story goes that a loyal grandee, the happy possessor of one of the first pairs of stockings made in Spain, thought he could not do better tl:an present the novelties to his Vneen. and ) that end placed them in the hands of the first Minister of the Crown,greatly to the discomposure of that modest man, who astonished the innocent-meaning noble by returning him his stockings, and bidding him remem- berthat the <Oueen of Spain had no legs." Elizabeth of England, not ashamed to own that she had legs, received a similar gift ir. a very citierei.t manner. In the third year of her reign uool). her silk-woman, Miss Montagu, tendered her as a New Year's gift a pair of black silk stockings, the hrst of the kind made in England. Elizabeth lost no time in putting the gift on her limb.-?." and was so pleased with the result that she sent for Miss Montagu and inquired where she procured such comfortable foot- gear, and if she could get any more of them.)" I made them very carefully on purpose only for your replied the silk-woman; and seeing these please you so well, I will presently: set more in tiie hank." '"Do so,' said the .Queen; "for, indeed, I like silk stockings so well, because they are pleasant, fine, and so delicate, that henceforth.1 will wear no more cloth stockings."
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IMPRESSIONS OF LEAVES, At a recent meeting of the Edinburgh Field Naturalists Club a paper was communicated by Mr. John Turnbull. Galashiels, localli known as a clever mici oscopist, in which he explained a new and simple method of obtaining beautiful impressions of the leaves of plants on paper. The materials necessary to take these impressions cost almost nothing. A piece oi carbonised paper play" the principal part in the process; but it is of importance to have the carbonized paper fresh, and it should be kept in a damp ] lace.for when the paper dries, the pictures that may be printed from it are not so effective. The leaf or plant to be copied is first of all care- fully spread out over the carbonised paper on a ta ue, or, better still, on a blotting pad. Next take a piece of thin tough paper and lay it on the leaf. Then with the tips of the fingers rub over the thin paper so as to get the- plant thoroughly inked. This done, place the leaf on the paper on which the im- pression is to be taken. A smooth printing paper gives the clearest copy. The thin paper is now laid on the plant as before, and the rubbing continued. Of course care must be tah-en to keep the plant in posi- tion. f:1 if it moves the impression will be faulty. How ever the n.atter is so simple that anybody should succeed. Impressions taken in this way have ail the delicacy of steel engravings and the faithfuine.-> of photographs. His discovery is likely to come into favour for decorative purposes. The headings of letters or the margins o: oooks might be very taste- v t fully adorned with truly artistic representations of plants. The wood engraver also will find it will serve his purpose as well as,it not better than, photo- graphy. Specimens that have been copied by Mr. Turnbuil s system, when examined by the micros- colie are found to be perfect, even to the delicate hairs that are scarcely visible to the naked eye.- ChariU>L)'s's Journal. A PERFECT WOMAN.—The perfect woman is :.« beautiful as she is strong, as tender as she is sensible. She is calm, deliberate, dignified, leisurely. She is gay, graceful, spright^, sympathetic. She is severe upon occasion, and upon occasion*playful. She has L_ fancie-. dreams, romanses, ideas. She organises neat- ness. and order, and comfort, but they art merely the foundation whereon rises the temple of her home, beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth.
A witness in an Irish court of justice stated that be was suddenly roused from his slumber by a blow on the head. "And how did you find yourself." asked the coun&el. "Fast asleep," replied the Witness. —- »
Mr S. Holland, M.P. has established penny dinners at Eontddu Board Schools, where many children walk three or four miles to school felon? rough hill-side paths. The death is announced of Mr David Lewis, M A.. Professor of languages at the National College ot Buenos Ayres. Mr Lewis was a native of Gla- morgaushire, ■ A.
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this mighty foe, I hope you will not blame us for using such strong words a)C>llt tnis matter, We cannot help it. The evil of intemperance makes my heart sore within mo. Uuo of the most serious charges brought by the few total abstainers against the leading men of our christian churches is, that they have left them to tight this battle with intemperance alone. This :oproach I am glld to say is not so just now as is was years ago. A great number of Christian ministers ami able laymen have joined in this crusade and the result has beeu a great and gloriou one It is to be regret ted that all the soldiers of t ic Cross h tve not come out to the battle; These my brethren are not the days in which Christian people can hold back from doing all they can against to. J intemperance of the age. The devil has never c" itrived an instrument of destruction more destructive than intemperance, and it is the duty of us christians to put on the armour of total abstinence and march forward against the mighty enemy. We may depend upon it that the church must art ick the driuk or the drink will attack her. The tide of evil is surging around us. It is sweeping away our sons and daughters (as we remarked before). It is said by the statistical secretary of the Sunday School Union that only one in ten of the scholars join our Glurches, only one. Where are the ten, taught, and masoned with and prayed for ? They are given to strong drink, and in the prison cells of our country. A short time ago the Chaplain of the Manchester County Gaol stated that out of 619 Protestant prisoners under hit care recently 503 of them had been Sunday Schools teachers and scholars. The governor of the Canterbury gaol states that during 15 years he had been brought into contact with 22,00o piisoners, among whom were ministers of the gospel, members of churches and children of pious parents, but lie never met with a prisoner being a teetotaller yet. In the face of these awful facts where is the christian man, that dare get up and say that :t is right to drink. We have heard good men say before now that they would not say anything disrespectful of the temperence cause, but we should like them to romember that everytime they take a glass of drink they show that they are in favour of drinking. Actions Fpeak louder than words. It is no good for us to denounce drink by our lips if wo do not denounce it also fc-y our practice. Actions, I say again speak louder than wonls (loud applause). At. Denbigh, a series of very successful and im- portant meetings were hu'd, under tho auspices or a united committee, elected from the various churches and chapels in the town. The meetings were held at the Drill Hall, commencing on Monday evening, the 12th inst., when the Lord Lieutenant presided. The speakers were the Rev. J). Richards (IN esleyan Minister), Conway, and Mr Clarke Aspinall, Coroner of Liverpool.-Oii Tuesday afternoon a couference was held, under the presidency of the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph. Papers were read, by the Rev. T. Nicholson, of Denbigh, on The Social Aspect of Temperance," by the Rev. T. Prichard, curate of Rhyl, on "Temperance Legis- lation," and by Mr J. Lloyd Roberts, M.B., Denbigh, on "The use of Alcohol in Evary-day y Life." Each of the papeis were followed by a discussion.—On Tuesday evening the Rector of Denbigh presided. The speakers were Mr Balfour, of Liverpool; and the Rev. A. J. Parry, of Car- narvon.—On Wednesday evening, Capt. P. P.l'en- nant presided, and ;powerflll addresses were deli- vered by him and the Rev. E. T. Davies, B.A., Aberdovey Father Bernard Vauglian, S.J., Man- chester.—On Thursday night the Jcliair was occu- pied by Dr. A. E. Turnour, and addresses were delivered by the Rev. Thomas Evans, of Preston, and the Yen. Archdeacon Smart, M.A., Northop.— On Friday evening, P. H. Chambres, Esq, J.P., Llysmeirchion, presided; addresses by the Rev. George Byron, of Liverpool, and the Rev. J. J. Williams, of Rhy1.-0n Saturday evening, Thomas Williams, Esq., J.P., Llewesog, presided; addres- ses by Sir Llewelyn Turner, Carnarvon, and Mr H. J. Williams (Henydd), Fourcrosses.-OD Sun- day evening the chair was taken by Rev T. Morti- mer Green, and addre;-sea were given by the same gentlemen as on the previous evening.—On Sunday the 11th temperance sermons were preached in nearly all the churches and chapel in the town. The meetings throughout were very crowded and enthusias tic.