antth. | BAKER WANTED. Reference required from his last employer.-Apply ,to JONES AND SON, Ruthin Mills. 488h OLLER LEATHER SHAVERS dnd CUTIERS DOWN WANTED.—Apply to John Hossell, Regent-road Tannery, Salford. 450c AGENTS WANTED to sell JEWEL-! LERY. WATCHES, and BIRMINGHAM GOODS. New Specialities! Wholesale Book Post- free,-Appiy Henry May. Birmingham. 480d HOP.-W.inted a Shop, fitted-up for the S Provision Business, in one of the principal streets of Wrexham or Flint.—Address, giving'full particulars, to "Bacon." G uardion Office, Wrexham. DRESSMAKING AND MILLINERY.— 1) Wanted immediately, several Out-door Improvers and Apprentices to the Dressmaking and Milliaetr.— Apply to Messrs Pierce & Herton, Silk Mercers, 11 Vale- street. Denbigh. e PHOTOGRAPHY, J_ WANTED,immediately, an APPRENTICE TV to the above prof .-Iprly to Mrs Jones, 16, Vate-street, Denbigh. C WANTED, a Situation as ENGINEMAN. Age 26. Would go as stoker to begin with. Has had sole charge of Steam Pumping Machinery of a Public Company, who will recommend him.—Add^eggj JOSEPH ROBERTS, 41, Vale-street, Denbigh. 4slo TO ACCOUNTANTS, WANTED, in a small Agency Office in North Wales, a CLERK, competent to assist in collecting the Rents and to keep the Estate Books. He must be a gcod accountant. Preference will be given to a person having knowledge of Land Survering.- Apply to Williams and Wynne, Solicitors, Denbigh. Denbigh. 21st Oct.. 1875. d494 -L r. 1J d. TO LET, the Wine and Spirit VAULTS, Church-street, Llangollen.—Apply to T, Manley,' High-street, Wrexham. 350c AiNC,OLLEN.-To be Let, the ROYAL -J OAK INN. Gocdstabling- if required. Imme- diate possession.—Apply to Mrs EDWARDS, Hand Hotel, Llangollen. 451 o TO BE LET, a Semi-Detached Villa Residence, with garden in front and rear, and containing drawing and dinir.g room, four bedrooms, dressing and bath rooms; with yard and domestic offices. —Apply at Holly Bank, Raabon-road, Wrexham. 435 TO MILLERS AND OTHERS. TO LET, The Mill Inn, Cefn Mawr, also the Cefn Mill, which is in good repair and a plentiful supply of water from the canal.—Apply to T MANLEY, High-street, Wrexham. 349e A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR CAPITALISTS. TO BE LET OR SOLD privately, the well-accustomed House of Business, near the Station, called Dinorben Arms Hotel, Rhyl. Furniture to be taken at a valuation, and possession may be bad at once.—Apply to Mr Wii. PIERCE, Cambrian Brewery, Bagillt. 8510c tnhtrs.. WREXHAM, MOLD, AND CONNAH'S QUAY RAILWAY. TENDERS are invited for the erection of a small GOODS SHED at Buckley Station. Flan and Specification may be seen on application. J. BROUGHTON. Company's Offices, Wrexham, Oct. 22nd, 1875. 499 SAINT ASAPH UNION. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. THE Sanikiry Committee of this Union are prepared to receive TENDERS for the con- struction of a Ua)n Sewer in the Parish of Abergelo within their district. The plans, sections, and specifica- tions of the proposed works, can be seen on application at the office of the surveyor, Mr George Bell, of Kininei- street, Rhyl, daily from 10 till 4. The [contractor wFl be required to give security for the due performance of the contract. Tenders to be sent to me on or before Wednesday, the 10th day of November next, on the form provided and to be endorsed Tender for Sewer- age Works." The committee do not bind themselves to .accept the lowest or anv Tender. By Order, FRANCIS WYNNE, Denbigh, Clerk. 21st October. 1875. d453 frstosmm's hhrrSSts. WINTER FASHIONS. EDWARD SMITH is now prepares! to show a large and varied Stock of New -Goods in the following departments, to which he respectfully invites attention:— MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING. Silks Hosiery and Gloves Shawls Ribbons Jackets Laces, Ties, &c. Waterproofs Flannels and Blaoeets Fancy Dresses I Linens Costumes Calicoes Skirts Haberdashery A Special Purchase of all-Wool French Cuirasso Cloth for Dresses in all the New Shades at Is 6d and Is 9d per yard, worth 2s and 2s 3d. A Large Assortment of Mourning Goods always in stock. 26, High-street. d497 [ANNUAL. CIRCULAR]. 44, LORD-STREET, LIVERPOOL. Season 1875-6. THE present Season's arrivals of FINE TEAS from China are again exceedingly large, while the excellenr quality of former years is fully main- tained. The most delicate taste of connoisseurs will be gratified by the superior character of some of the INDIAN TEAS which have arrived, resembling, as before remarked, the old CHOICE KAISOW-SO highly appreciated by consumers of the finer classes of TEA. 7he unparalleled success which has marked the pro- gress of this Business from year to year is the result of our practical knowledge of TEA, and of the exercise of preper care in the selection of Stock, which enables us to sell TEAS and COFFEES ofimperiar Qualities, at the moderate Prices at which all Families who comply with our Tenns-viz.Vet Cash on receipt and approval of Goods-have a perfect right to obtain their supplies. While we are well arcare that all consumers of Tea and Coffee study their own interest by purchasing at our Establishment—toe, nevertheless, tender sincere thanks to our numerous Customers for their constantly increasing support and extensive recommendation; and they may rest assureet that all ordr., entrusted to w« trill continue to have our prompt personal attention. The following qualities are well worth special notice:- Per lb. The Choicest KAISOW TEA .3s. 6d. The Extra Fine SOUCHONG (Choicest) 3s. 4d. First-class CONGOU (Rich Souchong Flavonr).oS. Od. The Very Fine CONGOU (Pekoe-Souchong kind).Is. Sd. Fine CONGOU (Strong Ankoi kind) 2s. 4d. Strong CONGOU (Souchong Mnd) 2s. 0d. All Goods for the Country are despatched punctually on the day following receipt of Orders. English Families and others residing abroad may rest assured of our continued care, in the prompt execution of FOREIGN ORDERS (tinder bond-duty free).- Our strict personal attention to this department fthe business for many years has secured to us a considerable amount of Foreign Trade, Your obliged and faithful Servants, JgLLIS J^AVIES & COMPY., Tea, and Coffee Salesmen, 44, LORD-STREET, LVERPOOL. 425 EXTRAORDINARY CURE OF A COUGH. Her Majesty's Gun Boat, Netley.' Wick, North East Coast of Scot- land.—Dear Sir,—Having had a most distressing cough which caused me many sleepless nights and restless days' I was recommended, by his Lordship the Earl of Caithness, to try your most invaluable B,alsam of Aniseed, and I can assure you with thg. Arst dose X found immediate relief; even without "havfag to suspend my Tanons duties and the first small Bootie completely ented me, therefore I have the greatest confidence in fully recommending it to the million. Most respectfully yours, W. Liraell, H.M.G.B. I Netley.To Mr Powell." Powell's Balsam of Aniseed can be had of all Chemists. In Bottles at Is lid and 2s 3d. Warehouse, Blackfriars Boad, London. Ask for II Powell's Balsam of Ani- see&" Üõe c
PARLIAMENTARY NOTICES. TO SOLICITORS AND PARLIAMENTARY I AGENTS. The Wrexham Guardian allows the fullest time of any paper in the District for the preparation of Parlia- mentary Notices in matters relating to Denbighshire, Flintshere, Merionethshire, Carnarvonshire, Salop, and Cheshire, the dates of publication being November 13th.) 20th, and 27th. The Guardian is the recognised County Pa for Denbighshire and Flintshire, being the on1 ? Paper which receives the Official Advertisements r ior the both Counties, by Special Order of the Coi Jrt of Quarter Sessions. It has separate Publishing Offic.A tYl the OJQntie di Flint, Merioneth, and Carnarvon. 7
NOTICE TO ^^RESPONDENTS, Owing to the length' ^yp^ts of the rejoicings on the occasion of the '0s rf. Kenyon's marriage, we are conapeiiea to our « Notes of the Week," and various rer of'events in the district.
THE CHESHIRE MAGISTRATES. The appointment of a successor to Sir Harry Mainwaring, as deputy chairman of the Cheshire magistrates, has been the occasion of an unfortunate incident which cannot fail to cause fegvet in the minds of the bench and the public. The late dignitary was a gentleman in whom the community had implicit confidence. For more than five and twenty years he pre- sided over the deliberations of the court, and was no less respected for his judicial impar- tialily than his personal courtesy. Death, however, has made his seat vacant, and it was most infelicitous that the choosing of a suc- j cessor should provoke bitterness of feeling and individual antagonism. Not only was the disputation unseemly, but it was wholly pur- poseless and wanton. What good purpose Mr Wilbraham Tollemache could hope to realise by his intervention is beyond knowledge. He knew that it was impossible of success in- deed, he started with this naive admission.; yet he thought it seemly .to reproach hia colleagues with ingratitude, and to expose lliis special friend to indignity in this gratuitously, We should be sorry to say a word against Mr G. W. Latham as a zealous and intelligent justice of the peace, and it was the reverse of con- siderate on the part of his friends to place him in personal rivalry with Mr Horatio Lloyd. If all that is said with reference to the personal qualifications ef the two gentlemen be admitted, there is still ample reason why Mr Lloyd should be preferred on the simple ground of experience. Every year finds the laws growing more and moce complex and technical, and the functions of the local courts expanding. With these changes the responsibilities of the bench increase, and the necessity of special training for the work is everywhere recognised. Almost all the great benches of magistrates tacitly acknowledge this fact by appointing trained lawyers as their presidents in not a few cases stipendiary chairmen are secured. The Cheshire magistrates are only acting on this wise prin- ciple in what they have dene this week. They have looked around their court, and asked them- selves who among them possessed the best qualification for the office. No unprejudiced person can deny that Mr Horatio Lloyd is en- titled to this pre-eminence. It is quite true that he has not long enjoyed a seat on the county bench, and that he is one of the junior magistrates of the county," but though Mr Tollemache was unconscious of the fact, this quick promotion is only another testimony to the superiority of Mr Lloyd's claim. The natural inclination of the bench would be to promote an old friend rather than a stranger, and there must, therefore, be special reasons why the latter course is preferred. The reasons are obvious in the present instance. Mr Lloyd has had much experience in the administration of justice, both as a practising lawyer and a judge. As Recorder of Chester, he has commanded the respect of the bench as judge of the Chester and North Wales circuit of the County Court, he has gained the confidence of the public. The latter iB a consideration which the justices were bound to keep in view. The office of deputy chairman of Quarter Sessions should not be appropriated as an honour to a fellow magis- trate, as a complimentary reward of diligent 0 service and average ability; it is an office of high responsibility, in which the public are more concerned than the magistrates themselves. It is no disparagement of Mr Latham's good qualities to say that Mr Horatio Lloyd is likely to be more acceptable to the public than he could have been this preference is simply due to the greater experience and professional training which Mr Lloyd has enjoyed. With so apparent an explanation ready at hand, it was in questionable taste that Mr T)ollemache should attribute the nomination. to political jealousy. No doubt Mr Latham, as a Liberal, engaged in an unsuccessful contest with Mr W. F. Tollemache for the representation of West Cheshire, and there is something akin to poetical magnanimity in Mr Tollemache now seeking to confer magisterial dignity on his defeated opponent. But the disclaimer of party motives given by the Eon. W. Egerton may be received with as much reliance as the jaundiced imaginings of Mr Tollemache. It is not our purpose, however, to enter upon these personal subjects. The chief regret is that Mr Latham should have been placed in a false Position by the indiscretion of his friends, and also that he should have disphttt petulance and chagrin under the cftgaj^ointment. Be- cause he has not been bade Sir Harry Main- warings successor ho has publicly announced his determination to retire to a cave and sulk. If he cannot fee chairman he will not be a riiagistxal6 at all, but will separate himself from the bench altogether. If any justification were needed for the decision of the magistrates, it is supplied by this undignified incident. A man who allows such petty motives to sway his action is not certain to be the wisest and most moderate judge, Thus Mr Latham was doubly unfortunate in his candidature. He may blame his well-meaning but indiscreet friends for putting forward his name at all when rejection was inevitable he may blame himself for the childish fiasco with which he I closed the scene. Neither the magistrates nor the public have reason to regret the choice that was made. The new depntv chairman is a gentleman in whose keeping the dignity that is so lustrous about the memory of Sir Harry Mainwaring will not be dimmed and this is as much as the community can expect in the successor of so estimable a public servant.
I AN INSOLVENT EMPIRE. A formidable and unique meeting of creditors was held in London on Tuesday. It passed resolutions, but they were not resolu- tions ordering the estate to be wound up in I Chancery, in bankruptcy, or by private liquidation. The debtor does not stand in fear of the court in Basinghall-street. His property cannot be taken in execution, nor can a fiat in bankruptcy be issued against him. The debtor is his Sublime Majesty the Sultan of Turkey, who has just issced a decree which in a comaaoner mortal would be an admission of insolvency, but which in so exalted a dignitsffy is an ingenious device for 11 re- storing the equilibrium of the revenue." The Otts,than Government finds that it has been living above its means-a discovery which might have been made without difficulty many years ago—acd thinks that the readiest way of adjusting things is to postpone payment of its debts. A firman has accordingly been issued, without a moments warning or without asking the creditors whether they are agreeable, ctiinouncing that for the next five years the Sublime Porte will pay half the interest on its national debt and give an I.O.U. for the other half. The bondholders are assured that this is really a liberal and equitable offer, and that they should be full of gratitude that payment has not been stopped altogether. But creditors were ever an obdurate and unconscionable class. They refuse to be contented with the proposed arrangement, and ask with some anxiety whether Ithe I.O.Us. will be redeemed at the end of the quinquennial suspense. There is a very poor prospect of this unless the Turkish Government mends its fiscal ways. It has been pursuing the course of a thoughtless and headlong spendthrift, and now the inevitable collapse has happened. Neither nations nor individuals can go on interminably living above their means, raising leans to meet deficiencies, and borrow- ing money at rates of interest that become more and more usurious as difficulties thicken. This has been the practice of Turkey. There has been a chronic deficit in the budget year after year-at present the utmost revenue falls short of the obligatory expenditure by five million; sterling-but instead of cutting down outlay, the financiers of Constantinople have made. up the loss by new loans. If a sum of ffive or six millions were needed, a loan of double the amount would not -only square the account but give the Government more money to spend. Of course each succeeding loan has been raised at an increasing discount, until at length not half the nominal amount came into 0 the exchequer. The capital account of the Ottoman Empire is a coat of many colours, tight-fitting but variegated. Every conceivable security has been pawned to the money-lenders. Turkey imposes a tax on all the sheep in the empire, and this tax having been hypothecated for an advance, we find the Mutton Loan figuring conspicuously in the share-list. Egypt pays tribute to the Porte, and this revenue has been assigned as security for the Tribute Loan." Certain financiers who, we need hardly explain, are not followers of Mahomet, helped his impecunious Majesty in his distress, and there- upon was born in the London Steek Exchange Turkish Cohen's." Besides these there are Turkish Convertibles," Turkish live, six, and nine per cents, loans on the customs revenue, on the provincial taxes, and on every imagin- able security which a wasteful and unprincipled borrower could offer to greedy creditors. He has now nothing more to pawn, ard perforce he must come to a standstill. This he has done after the manner already mentioned. His debts reach the aggregate amount of Z214,000,000, which throws into the shade the puny enterprise of Messrs Collie, but his Majesty of the Golden Horn cannot be summoned before the magistrates, nor does he C3 manifest the slightest inclination to abscond to Spain or South America. He simply pays that he cannot pay, and folds his arms complacently. j Nor is it any use for the creditors to bluster and threaten and serve him withfifaq. Those mysterious missives which so alarm the Queen's lieges have no terror for the Sultan, and perhaps the most notable feature of the meeting at the City Terminus Hotel was the extreme anxiety of the speakers not to utter one ugly word about the incident. They were careful in the speeches and resolutions to use no expression to lacerate the sensitive feelings of the Turkish authorities, lest bad should become worse through entire repudiation. It was thought better to coax the debtor rather than bully him, and we certainly never remeitiler a meeting of -creditors--pareitiilarly l when the insolvent was a reckless spendthrift —in which the speakers were so mealy- mouthed. There was no talk of sending British iron- clads to collect the debt, or of distraining on the goods and chattels of the Sublime Porte. We have got over this ferocious spirit of finance. If British or other capitalists choose to lend their money, it is their business to look to the security, and satisfy themselves of the honesty of the borrower. In this particular instance they extorted extravagant interest and must take the risk of their own doubtful investments. But there is a still more cogent reason, politically, why we should not behave too roughly to the'Turkish empire. The Sick Man is in a precarious state of health, his con- stitution is undermined by age and decay, and the yelping of British bull dogs might give an Z, el 11 n irreparable shock to his system. This is a catastrophe much to be deprecated. It will come soon enough, the Mahomedan power is certain to be driven back across the Bosphorus, and it is better to leave events to ripen to maturity than precipitate disaster by un timeous haste. This will certainly be the policy of the wise and careful Lord Derby. He has no desire to open the inexplicable Eastern question and so bring chaos into the East of Europe. With this disposition the British public will no doubt. êoncur, and therefore the Turkish bondholders are judicious in their moderation. If they can induce the Sultan to retrench his expenditure, if they can uproot the corruption that saps the fonndation; of the State, if they can persuade the Government to honesty and wisdom in national administration, they may have a chance of recovering their debts. But it is a question of finance, not of politics, and although the Sultan may be posted as a defaulter in Capel Court, the British public are not inclined to use their armaments to levy an execution on his hundred palaces on the banks of the Bosphorus. This procedure might bring the whole fabric of the Turkish empire about our ears, and we do not see that we should be imperilled simply that tenders may get exorbi- tant interest for their money.
floral ilctois. WREXHAJI DEANERY CHURCH ASSOCIATION.—The annual meeting of the members of this association will be held on Wednesday, October 27th. at twelve o'clock, at the Savings Bank, Wrexham, for the purpose of electing a treasurer and secretary, and lay members of the chapter, and of receiving a report of the proceedings of the chapter. According to the usual practice, the executive committee will be elected for the ensuingy-iar; and the re-appoint- ment of the Choral Union and Sunday School Union sub-committees will be proposed. HOLT ACADEMY.—In the recently published list. of the result of the examination for scholarships, &c., of the University of Wales at Aberystwith, we find the following three young- gentlemen from Holt Academy :-Ellis Jones Griffiths, seeond on the list, won a scholarship of X30 a year; Edward William Thomas, third on the list, with a scholar- ship of £ 25 a year John Griffith Davies gained an exhibition of £10 a year. All these are tenable for three years. WKEXHAM TEMPERANCE HALL.—The services of the Tyrolese family, who have been performing on the promenades at Rhyl during the summer months, were secured for last Saturday evening's entertain- ment. The hall was moderately full. Attired in the picturesque costumes of their country, the party, consisting of a man, two women, and three little girls, sang a number of songs, with guitar accompaniments, in the English, French, and Swiss languages. The performances of the children, who sang and recited in English with r.reat accuracy. were much applauded. One of the songs had reference to the late bathing fatality at Rhyl. SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT HAFODYT,WCH COLLIERY. A serious accident occurred at Hafodybwch Colliery on Thursday, 14th inst. As a man named Edward Roberts, Church-street. Rhos, was coming from his work in the pit, a &ram loaded with coal was off the rails. Not being able to pass it, he attempted to climb over it, and whilst on the top, the engine-driver put on steim, and the poor fellow was drawn towards the eye of the pit; and when in a low place he was squeezed between the dram and the roof. He was killed instantaneously, and has left a wife and and family to inoarn their loss. A RURAL MESSENGER FIKZD AT.-On Monday evening, a little after six, as the rural messenger from Caergwrle was on his journey to Wrexham with bags and letters, and when pissing through Bithel's-lane, near Gwersyllt Park, some fellow in ambush fired at him with a gun or pistol loaded with. shot. Fortunately he was unhurt; but he had a narrow escape, as the shot penetrated his hat, knocking it off his head and indenting the brass letters G. P. O. in front. Owing to the darkness, the person who fired the shot was able to get off without being discovered. Last year, a former rural messenger from the same district was attacked by a ruffian on the road; but the messenger being the stronger man of the two, the fellow was tiverpowered and knocked down. A CHILD LOCREE-UP IN A CHURCH.—On Sunday evening, a little boy, aged about ten years, the son of Mr Hughes, of the Nag's Head, Ridley Wood, Isycoed, went to church at the latter place. Shortly before the close of the service, the child fell asleep. The congregation left and the church was locked up, without the little fellow being discovered or awakened. Some time afterwards the boy awoke in some consternation to find himself alone in a dark church. His calls for assistance were unavailing. Ultimately he felt his way along the aisle and stumbled against the harmonium. After some further scrambling about the church, the child suc- ceeded in making his escape through a window, Winch he contrived to open, and so dropped into the churchyard. Climbing some rails, he got into the road, and after walking about a mile in the darkness of night, met his father and some friends who were in quest of the mining boy. BERSE CHURCH.—The annual harvest thanks- giving services were held in this church on Sunday last. The Misses Hayes, of Gatewen, had this year bestowed more than ordinary care on the decora- tions, and they were rewarded in the pleasing effeclj produced, notwithstanding the difficulty of the undertaking owing to the character of the church. Fruit and flowers were artistically arranged in appropriate places throughout the sacred edifice. Morning prayers, owing to the unavoidable absence of the Incumbent, were read by the Vicar of Wrexham, who afterwards preached a thrilling sermon. During this service, Mrs FitzHugh, Plaspower, presided at the harmonium, while in the afternoon, Miss o. Mayes performed the like favour. After the seeond service, a thoughtful and eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. M. Shelton, curate of Wrexham. The collections, which 7ere in aid of the Wrexham Infirmary, amounted to X6 odd. MR HARRISS'S ANNUAL SERVICES.—The annual services in augmentation of the salary of Mr Edwin Harriss as organist and choirmaster will take place at St. Mark's on Sunday, 31st, on which occasion the Vicar will preach the sermon at the morning service, and the Hon. and Rev. W. Trevor Kenyon that in the evening. The choir will receive valuable assistance from the Cathedrals of Chester and Manchester. The services will be full choral throughout. Dr Narer's, Dr Clarke Whitfield's, and Dr King's full cathedral services will be sung also Mozart's quartettes, Plead Thou my cause" and Judge me, 0 Lord with the finale chorus, I will give thanks." The evening anthem will be a new composition by Dr Hiles, late organist of Man- chester Cathedral, "The Lord be a light." In addition to the above, there will be solos by gentle- men from each of the cathedrals. It may not be generally known that the usual amount realised by the offertories and the church expenses are deducted from the money handed over to Mr HamS8 on these occasions. 2NDJD.R V.—On Thursday next the recruits and sergeants will be inspected by Captain Conran at the National SchoolrooVn, Ruabon, at 7 p.m. BILLIARDs.-On Monday next, Timbrell, the celebrated billiard player, is to play a match with a townsman at the Working Men's Institute, on the occasion of the opening of the new saloon. BIBLE SOCIETY.—Next Monday the annual meet- ing of the Wrexham branch of the Bible Society 11 will be held in the Town Hall, when the Rev J. A. Page |will attend as the deputation from the parent society. MOVEMENTS IN THE Crvrr, SERVICE.—Inland Revenue: Mr M. O'Bierne, Wrexham second division, Chester, to be senior division officer; Mr W. H. Priest, Merthyr district, Cardiff, has been appointed examiner. VOLUNTEER COMMISSIONS.—31st Cheshire Snb- Lieutenant O. Hibbert resigns his commission; E. Alcock, gentleman, to be Sub-Lieutenant (super- numerary) 2nd Denbighshire Sub-Lieutenart R. L. Roberts to be Captain. OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATlOS'-A.s will be. noticed from our advertising columns, the public distribution of prizes in connection with this examination will take place at the Public Hall, on Wednesday next. A goodiy number of the leading gentry are expected to attend. 1ST Djl.V.—The recruits and sergeants will parade at the Militia Depot an Tuesday evening next at 7.30, in plain clothes and waist belts, and on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., in uniform, for an inspection by Captain and Adjutant Conran. COURT-LEET.-A court-Ieet for the Wrexham Regis, of which her Majesty is the Lady of the Manor, was held on Monday, at the Wypnstay Arms Hotel. Air Tench, the steward, having sivorn the jury. invited them to a substantial dinner, provided by Mr Murless, and a number of toasts were subsequently honoured. Mr. T. C. Jones was foreman of the jury. THE MAYORALTY.—A private meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday, to take into consider- ation who should be Mayor. It appeared that Dr Williams declined the proposed nomination, and after some consideration, it was agreed to ask Dr Eyton-Jones to allow himself to be nominated. FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT THE BROOGHTON COLLIERY. —As three men were descending the No. 1 pit, on Thursday, the carrier caught something at the mouth, and subsequently dropped a considerable distance. One of the men who was precipitated to the bottom, was fearfully mangled, and of course killed. The other two held fast to the carrier, but had their legs broken.—On the same day, at No. 3 pit, the roof fell on a workman, named Edward Lloyd, and severely crushed his back. SCHOLARS HIP.-t)U Tuesday, IVLR l. J. tivaUS, 01 I Ruthin Grammar School, a pupil of the Rev G. Preston, was elected to a classical scholarship at Jesus College, Oxford, of the value of X80, tenable for five years. For the two classical and three mathematical scholarships, there were thirty candidates. This is the third scholarship of con- siderable value thai Mr Evans has carried off within little more than a year. THE VOLUNTEERS.—The "Volunteer Year" closes on the 31st inst., as soon as possible after which the returns of the strength and efficiency of the force must be forwarded to the War Office. It is believed that this year's figures will not show much appreciable difference from the last return. Officers commanding volunteer corps are requested to send in their returns as soon as possible, as upon a few previous occasions much inconvenience has been caused to the public service by delay. ANOTHER ELOPEMENT FROM WREXHAM.On Monday, the inhabitants of Llangollen were somewhat excited on it becoming known that a coachman from the neighbour- hood of Wrexham had taken refuge there with a lover, leaving his wife at home. The latter, with a little crowd, searched out and found her unfaithful spouse, and gave him a severe dressing with her umbrella, and led him down the streets for the train amidst the hoots of a motley assemblage. The train hffting left before they reached the station, the husband and his lawful wife had to take refuge in an hotel. He had been missing for a week. THE RATNi iLL.—During the week the rainfall has been So heavy that the town brook rose to an alarming 'extent, and fears were entertained that it might overflow into Pont Tuttle. The Dee was greatly swollen and many of the meadows were swamped. From all parts accounts have been received of the disastrous effects of the floods. At Walsall the railway station was flooded, and in the cutting beyond the line was so submerged that traffic was wholly stopped. Near to Kidderminster there was a landslip on the Great Western line which caused seiious delay. A similar mishap oc- curred on another line. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—Yesterday (Friday) was the last day for the nomination of candidates. As some doubt has been cast upon the Town Clerk's judgment in fixing that day as the last on which nominations can be made, Mr James asks us to state that the association of municipal corpora- tions submitted a case to Mr R. S. Wright, barrsiter at law, for his opinion thereon of which the follow- ing is an extract That seven clays at last is equivalent to seven clear days- viz., there must be an interval of wsven whole week days between the day of delivery of nominations and the day of election, without reckoning either of these days. There are seven clear or whole week days between the 22nd October and the 1st November Council- lors Smith, J. M. Jones, and Sherratt, re-offer themselves. Dr. Eyton-Jones had been invited to stand, and has been nominated. The fifth candi- date is Mr S T. Baugh. We have no doubt that if elected, Dr Eyton Jones will be the new Mayor. TSE WREXHAM EISTEDDV OD .-Welsh musicians will be gratified to read the following letter, which the secretary has received from Sir Julius Benedict, the -eminent composer:— To Mr. Pole-t Williams. DEAR SlR,-I feel equally honoured and flattered bv the request of the committee of the WrexhUm National Eisteddvod to adjudicate upon the principal musical competitions at such an important and national meeting. Inweeptingtliismspon- sible office, I shall endeavour to justify by the strictest im- partiality the high distintion conferred upon me by the com- mittee. With best thanks for yoorkind letter, I remain, your most -obedientserTant, JULIUS BENEDICT. In addition to this we would draw the attention of our musical friends to the extersive field of com- petitions opened to them in the list of subjects we publish to-day. On the first day, a prize of £100 is to be cempeted for, and it has been said this will be the great test between North and South. Wales choirs.; on the second day, a choral competion for a prize of X30 will take place; on the third, for a prize of £ 20; and on the fourth day, another £ 100 will be competed for, but it is divided-first, £ 50; second, < £ 30; and third, X20. The list also con- tainB a male chorus, prize £ 20; brass band contest for £ 20; quartettes, trios, duetts, and solos to suit all voices. There is no scarcity of instrumental competitions, such as pianoforte solos, string quartett, harp solce, and a violin solo. Several prizes are offered in musical composition, and these will-be adjudicated upon by Sir i. Benedict, Mr Brinley Richards, Mr John Thomas, Owain Alaw, and Ieuan Gwyllt. The committee will secure the services of the most competent adjudicators at the Eisteddvod, and it will be satisfactory to choirs to know that in all choral competitions the conductors can elect their judges by ballot. From the above particulars it will;te seen that music has been well provided for, and we doubt not that all the com- petitions will be spiritedly entered into. Of the other branches, poetry and prose, we shall speak nert week. The list of adjudicators will be issued in a few days. WREXHAM BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual weekly meeting was held in the Board-room at the Workhouse, on Thursday. Mr S. T. Bauo-h pre- sided, and the following other guardians were present:-The Rev. R. O. Burton Messrs Ras- botham, B. S. Roberts, E. Hughes, Williams (Risftbon), P. Wright, Samuels, H.°Lees, Belmont, A. W. Edwards, Beale, Daniels, E. Rowland, Gomer Roberts, Bradley, Woodford, and Mr J. Oswell Bury, clerk.—It appeared that a communication had been received from the Local Government Board in refeitence to Mr Sheppard, relieving-officer for the Holt district, on the subject of certain charges that have been brought against him and which have already been published.—The board stated that they had written to Mr Sheppard requesting him to communicate with the board on the subject of the charges made against him, and offer whatever explanations he had to make. As soon as the Local Government Board received that statement, the guardians should hear further on the subject.- x long conversation followed in regard to the steam boiler at the workhouse, which had been supplied some time ago by the Barrow-in-Fuyness Ship- .building Company, at a cost of over £300, and which had proved a failure. The further considera- tion of the subject was postponed for a week.- Another leegthy conversation took place in regard to the recommendation of the board in respect of a widow named Elizabeth Parry, who resides at the Ppnkey, has six children between the ages of 3t aid 13 years. and who has been in receipt of 8s weekly out-door relief. The woman applied for shoes, &c., for the children, and after investigat- ing the case, the board had recommended that the family be taken into the workhouse. There was a difference of opinion on the part of the Guardians on the recommendation, several ar guing that it Was a great mistake to take the women and children into the house, which would entail an expense of some 25s per week, and perhaps make paupers of the whole for years, while the out- relief would enable them to be brought up on their, own hearth, and be better looked after and brought up by their mother than they could in the work- house, whilst others contended to the contrary. Ultimately, on a division, the recommendation of the Board was carried by 8 to 7, and it was decided that the woman be requested to attend the next boa.rd, meeting.
THE MARRIAGE OF THE HON, G. r. KEN YON. PUBLIC REJOICINGS. The marriage of the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, of Gredington, to Miss Leche, of Carden Park, took place at Tilston on Thursday. The event has excited so much interest in the district that a short notice of the two families which have now become united in relationship may not be out of place. The family of Iveiiion or Kenyon is of Saxon origin, and was settled in Lancashire as early as the reign of Henry III. In the year 1154, as appears from manuscripts still in existence, one Adam de Loton or Lauton, residing near Newton- iu-the-Willows, in the Hundred of Makerfield, was lord of Kenyon. His son William married the daughter of Hugh de Winique, and by her had issue, Jordan aud two daughters. To Jordan his father made over the lordship of Kenyon, in thor right of which he was styled (1249) in accordance- with the custom of those days, Jordan de Keajyon. In the fifth generation, however (1359), the lord- ship was carried off by an heiress, Alrnerisa, or Ameria, who married Richard, son of Thurstan Holland, of Heaton, near Manchester. From this .alliance were descended the Hollands of Heaton, in the county of Lancaster, through whom the lordship of Kenyon passed (1684) to the family of Egerton, of Heatun and VYrineHil now represented by the Earl of Wilton. The Kenyoiis deduce their pedigree in the male line ^om Gilbert, uncle, of Almerica, whose descendants resided for several generations at Dinckley and other peaces in Lancashire, where they held sundry s' .11all offices. One of these, ■ Roger Kenyon, mar .vied, towards the year 1600, a daughter of Richard Assheton, head of the old Lancashire^faiPjfy 0j- Assheton, of Chadderton, and settled at P^rkhead, near Blackburn. He appears to have be,en a man of some consequence in his own county. A quaiut epitaph, recording his virtues, is to oe seen in VV halley Church. It days he was the mirror of his time for wit, valour, peacemaking, aud charity." He died in 1636, leaving six children—four daughters and two soii3. Roger Kenyon, the younger son, married Alice, daughter of George Iiigby, of Peel Hall, near Bolton, clerk of the peace for the county palatine (1657). On the death of his father-in-law, Roger inherited Peel Hall, which thenceforth became the seat of the family. He was M.P. for Clitberoe, lrom 1685 to 1691, and deputy-governor of the Isle of Man. under the ninth Earl of Derby. Through the Rigbys, also, Roger obtained the office of clerk of the peace of the county palatine. By the influence, probably of Lord Derby, he obtained for his nephew the position of court physician to James, the First Pretender. Dr Kenyon resided for many years at the Court of St. Germains, where he was on tL'rms of intimacy with the chaplain, the celebrated Dr Leslie, who dedicated to him the last edition of his theological works. Roger was succeeded in the family estates by his eldest surviving son George, who was M.P. for Wigan. from 1710 to 1714. His brother, Luke Lloyd, owned! a small property at the Bryn, in Hanmer parish,. Flintshire. In later life, Luke Lloyd became a. friend of Philip Henry, both of whom were im- prisoned in Charles the Second's reign for Non- conformity. Philip Henry, in an interesting, manuscript, still in preservation, thus alludes to, his death—" Luke Lloyd, Esq., of Brya^ in Hanmer parish, my aged worthy friend, finished" his course with joy, March 31, 1695, being Lord's Day. He was in the 87th year of his age, and had been married almost 69 years to his pious wife (a daughter of Mr Whitley, of Aston) of the same age, who still survives him. He was the glory of cl the little congregation, the top branch in all respects of our small vine, and my friends indeed." When he made his will, under the subscription of his name he wrote. IZ Job xix., 25, 26,27." On this text of Scripture Mr Henry printed a sermon at the licensed house near Hanmer, in which he bore honourable testimony to the Christian life of his. deceased friend. By a marriage, which was concluded in the year 1668, Thomas Kenyon gained a long Welsh, pedigree and a small Welsh estate, where he settled, on the death of his father-in-law. The eldest son of the marriage, Lloyd Kenyou, married Jane, eldest daughter and heiress of Robert Eddowes, Esq., of Gredington (which he had obtained through marriage with the daughter of the Rev. R Hilton, vicar of Hanmer) and Eagle Hall, Cheshire. From this marriage there were four sons and one daughter. The second son, who was born at Gredington, October 5, 1732, was named after his father, Lloyd, and became succes- sively Attorney-General, Master of the Rolls and Lord Chief Justice of England. The elder Mr Kenyon was a ripe scholar, and was educated at St. John's, Cambridge. His son (who became the- first lord) with his brothers were sent first to a day school at Hanmer. On the master becoming. chief of the Ruthin Grammar School, the Kenyong. accompanied him, Lloyd being then about twelve years old. Dr Hughes was a good scholtr, and subsequently became tutor to the Royal Princes. The two brothers were esteemed the best scholars at Ruthin. Amongst their intimates was the father of the first Lord Combermere. Lloyd Kenyon re- mained at Ruthin about five years, and then, in seeking a profession, he chose the law. He was articled to a Mr Tomkinson, of Nantwich, in 1749. During the following year his elder brother died, and he became heir to the family property. He did not, however, relax his efforts at Xantwich, and he was in the long run tully rewarded for his perseverance. In 1750 he entered as a student at the Middle Temple, and six years later he was called to the bar, and he soon won a great reputa- tion as a very able Chancery lawyer. He was twice Attorney-General, and in 1782 was made Chief Justice of Chester (then a very important office), and,was returned to Parliament for Hindon, near Salisbury, in Wiltshire. In 1784 he was made Master of the Rolls, and upon the resignation of the Earl of Mansfield, in 1788, Mr Kenyon became Lord Chief Justice of England, and was created a baron. He died on April th, 1802, in the 70th year of his age, and was Luried in the Parish Church of Hanmer. His son, the second Lord Kenyon, was born July 22, 1776. He married the only daughter of Sir T. Hanmer, Bart., and itied on eb 25, 1855. He was one of the earliest pro- moters of elementary education. His son, the third lord, married in 1833 the Hon. Georgina de Grey, fourth daughter of Lord Walsingham, and had several children, amongst whom is the Hon. G. T. Kenyon. The Hon. Lloyd Kenyon, the heir, married in 1863, the only child of Mr J. R. O. Gore, M.P., of Porkington, by whom he had one son-the present minor lord-who was born July 5, 184. The Hon. Lloyd Kenyon died before his father, and the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, the eldest surviving son, then became one of the trustees to the estate, and the guardian of the youthful heir, who was an eyewitness to the interesting cere- mony of Thursday last. The lIon. Geo. Kenyon is a gentleman of very high personal character. He graduated M.A. at Christ Church, Oxford. He has upon more than one occasion given proof of his desire to promote the trading and commercial interests of the county of Denbigh. It will be remembered he took a warm and active interest in helping to promote the proposed line of railway from Wrexham to Whitchurch. Both he and his late father gave evidence in favour of the undertaking, which, if carried out, would undoubtedly have been a great boon to the district. With the farmers and those who hold lands under the family, Mr Kenyon is exceedingly popular. Ife has, in conjunction with his co-trustee (W. Lee Brookes, Esq.), greatly im- proved the estate by building and re-building; and, no doubt, when 'the young Lord Kenyon attains his majority he will find it in excellent condition and greatly increased in commercial value. As regards the Leche family, Burke's Landed Gentry tells us that a family which assumed their surname of Cawarden, or Cawarthyn, from their place of. abode, iii the county of Chapter, where they bad settled before the reign of Henry III., terminated in the male line about the time of Henry IV., with William de Cawarden, who left four daughters, his co-heirs. His second daughter, Lucy, was married to John Leche, who was in possession of Lower Carden. For thirteen genera- tions the heirs ,tP-k the Carden estate, Xfith one exception, bore the riainlof John. William Leche, Esq., the ancestor to whom we refer, served the office of Sheriff for Cheshire in 1774. He died in 1817 at the ripe age of 83, and was buried in a new vault ita Tilston churchyard. He was succeeded by his SOil, I. Hurleston Leche, Esq., father of the