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Wlantth. OLLER LEATHER SHAVERS and CUTTERS DOWN WANTED.—Apply to John HosselL Regent-road Tannery, Salford. 450c GOOD General SERVANT Wanted. Must \JT be able to prodace good character for honesty, cleanliness, and quickness. Good wages.—Address, Mrs Owen, Working Men's Club, Wrexham. d522 AGENTS WANTED to sell JEWEL- LERY. WATCHES, and BIRMINGHAM GOODS. New Specialities! Wholesale Book Post- free. -A rjply Henry May, Birmingham. 4SOd ff OP.-Wanted a Shop, fitted-up for the S Provision Business, in one of the principal streets of Wrexham or Flint.—Address, giving Vull particulars, to "H Guardian Office, Wrexham. BRESSMAKING AND MILLINERY.— Wanted immediately, several Out-door Improvers and Apprentices to the Dressmaking and Jlillinerv.— Apply to Messrs Pierce & Horton, Silk Mercers, 11 Vale- street, Denbigh. e PHOTOGRAPHY. WANTED, immediately, an APPRENTICE to the above profession.-Apply to Mrs Jones, 56, Vale-street, Denbigh. « 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.—Address, JOSEPH ROBERTS, 41, Vale-street, Denbigh. 481o TO ACCOUNTANTS. "^€7ANTED, in a small Agency Office in T T North Wales, a CLERK, competent, to assist in collecting the Rents and to keep the Estate Books. He must be a good accountant. Preference will be given to a person having knowledge of Land Survering.— Apply to William5 and Wynne, Solicitors, Denbigh. Denbigh. 21st Oct., 1875.. d494 TO HOTEL PROPRIETORS AND OWNERS OF PROPERTY. WANTED, to Lease or Purchase, a good HOTEL, or HOUSE PROPERTY which could be converted into one. The locality must be near to Bango", Bettws-y-coed, Capel. Curig, Llanberis, or BeddgHert the position good, and close to a coach-road. No objection to a partnership arrangement.—Address, with full particulars as to price, to G. S., at C. H. MAY'S, General Advertising Office, 78, Gracechurch- street, London, E.C. 518h _18- FCXBTSTRTM'S SURTRRESSES. [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 excfllenr quality of former years is fully main- tained. The most delicate taste of conn OCCURS will be gratified by the superior character of some of tke INDIAN TEAS which have arrived, resembling, as before remarked, the old CHOICE KAlsow-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 vraHicn! l-nortedge of TEA, and of the exercise of prøp"f -Qrf, in the selection of Stock, which enables ns to s(,]! TEAS ONE1. COFFEES of superior Qualities, at the moderate Prices at which all Families who complv wifV. «J;r* -mis- viz., X"t Cash on receipt and approval of u< -have a perfect rigbt to obtain their supplies. Jrill'" ii-o r irrfl afare that oil consumers of Tet and Coffee, "fldlf their own intercut by purchasing at Øftr nevertheless, tender sincere thanks to ovr numerous Customers for their constmtln support and recommendation; and th".II rewt ensured that all orders entrusted to us will continue to hare our prompt personal attention. The following qualities are well worth special not'ee 1'er! The Choicest EAISOW TEA -3s. 6d. The Extra Fme SOUCHONG (Choicest) 3s. 4d. First-class CONGOU (Rich Souchong Flavour).3s. Cd. The Very Finf CONGOU (Pelcoe-Souchongkind).2s. Rd. Fine CONGO C (Strong Anlcoi Hnd) 2s. 4.1. Strong CONGOU (Souchong kind) 's. Od. 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 ovr continued care in the prompt execution of FOffKlGX O/IDERS (under bond—duty free). Our strict personal attention to this department of the business for many years has secured to us a considerable amount of Foreign Trade, Yonobliged and faithful Servants, JgLLIS VIES & COMPY., Tern and Coffee Salesmen, 44, LORD-STREET, LVERPOOL. 425 NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. It is REQUESTED that all COMMUNICATIONS be addressed to JONES AND LAKEMAN, GUARDIAN OFFICE, Wrexham.
THE BURIALS BILL.
THE BURIALS BILL. The churchyard question is one of the open .I problem. of the day, and as such deserves the thoughtful attention of everyone interested in its settlement. It is not a subject that Church- men need shrink from. Such progress as the agression has made is due to the indifference and timidity of those who have been too inert to defend themselves. Now that a more energetic spirit has seized the Church, the tide of conflict has already changed, and we make bold to predicate a complete reversal of the policy which, for a season, elated Dissenters and chagrined Churchmen. There is no need to fear discussion on the burials question. The more it is ventilated the more unfair and wanton will the aggression appear, and there- fore we hail with pleasure any impartial con- troversy on the merits, whether it originates in one quarter or another. Truth and justice will prevail if the facts are honestly set forth. The subject has been before the public for some years, it floated into popularity on the wings of a generous but erroneous sentiment, and now that fact has given place to mistaken senti- ment, there is a growing revulsion of public opinion against the agitation. Nothing is so well calculated to confirm this change of opinion than a temperate examination of the subject in the cool atmosphere of the r-cess. When Parliament is sitting, extraneous elements inter- pose to distort the judgment, but now the ques tion may be considered in its simplicity. This is being done in the spheres where it is most appropriate. The bishops in their visitation charges, and the Church courts in their diocesan and ruri-deaconal organisations are examining the Initial laws with a searching scrutiny that will help in a material degree to clear away th<- mist of error and misrepresentation which hat too Ion.eoveloped the discussion. Not the leubt valuable of these clarifying place at the Chester Diocesan Conference. Some irrelevant issues were inter- folded into the discussion, such as the authorisa- tion of a curtailed service for the dead, and silent funerals, but the main point of Mr Osborne Morgan's bill was fairly held in view. There was no trace of clerical rancour or political prejudice in the speeches, there was no desire to impose indignities on Nonconformists, but there was an:earnst, consqientious determination on the part of Churchmen to defend their own rights. No speaker at the Conference, no rational being outside of it, wishes to constrain the consciences of Dissenters in the matter of burial. They may provide themselves with burial grounds of their own, where they have full liberty to practice the funeral rites that please their tastes. No man will interfere with them in acquiring ground or in depositing their dead within its limits, and Churchmen only ask for themselves the liberty they freely accord to their neighbours, namely, that within their respective grounds only such ceremonies shall prevail as each communion approves of. The Hon. Wilbraham Egerton pithily reminded the Conference that Mr John Bright demands from Churchmen more than his own sect, the Quakers, will concede to their neighbours. One of the laws of the Society of Friends is that the burials of persons, not members of the Society, may take place in their burial grounds, "provided they were in all respects conducted as the burial of Friends were conducted." This is just the proviso which Churchmen ask for themselves, but which the benign Quaker would decy to them. Consistency was never a Liberal virtue, and the failing is here exem- plified no more conspicuously than in a hundred other instances. But facts and fairness being altogether against the assailants, sentiment is invoked, though here again their position is equally untenable. When Nonconformists cry aloud that this is a matter of conscience, they should remember that Churchmen, too, may have consciences, and that their objection to strange rites within their consecrated ground f may be quite as real and sincere as the dislike of Nonconformists to have the Church service read over their deceased fellows. Dispassionate men, however, can feel little sympathy for conscientious scruples which yet continue, al- though they might be easily removed. A few pounds laid out in the purchase of a rood or two of land would obviate the grievance over a rwide expanse of country it would provide 1 graves for many hundreds of these super- sensitive Dissenters. Indeed, this is not the only facility offered for the deliverance of the people from the domination of the Church. The law provides ample appliances for establishing cemeteries for the common use of all sects. If Nonconformists are too niggardly to provide burial places of their own--whereil1 nobody else will dispute their dominion—they may avail themselves of the law to establish public cemeteries, and with all these means of salving their tender con- sciences and saving their still more tender pockets, it is mere arrogance that they should discard such methods of relief and insist upsn burying their dead in Church ground without Church rites. We have shown that in this district the allegation that the Nonconformists have few places of interment except the church- yards is far from the truth, as they have now numerous burial places, which they may further multiply at their will. The Bishop of Ely also points out that the grievance, whether well-founded or ill-founded, is a diminishing one, and that modern legislation is surely extinguishing whatever inconvenience may have existed in the pnst, Indeed no one can survey the scene without coming to the conclusion that there is some motive for the agitation beyond what appears on the surface. The grievance, even upon their own showing, is too slight to explain the vigour and the persistency of the attack. The desire is not to win respect for the dead, but to achieve a triumph over a living adversary. The burial ground is the outwork of the citadel. And if this be captured the citadel itself be- comes untenable. It is useless to attempt to avert this issue. If Nonconformist ministers are permitted to hold funeral services in the churchyard, it is difficult to understand why they should not marry and baptise within the fabric. The Dean of Chester, whose liberality passes the bounds of self-respect, pleads that this privelege may be accorded, because Dis- senters are not likely to indulge in blasphemies and scandalous ceremonies at the graveside. We have no serious apprehension on this score, but principle should not be sacrificed to ex- pediency, and if the Church can only be saved from disestablishment by the surrender of its just rights and its abasement below the narrowest sect, why it had better be disestab- lished ihan dishonoured and humiliated. This honest and fearless ground was taken up by Chancellor Espin, and it met with a cordial response from the Conference. But what assurance have we that these concessions, if made, would satisfy Nonconformists ? Their present demands are only the stepping-stone to bolder innovations, and their purpose would I iiot be changed, but rather whetted, by con- cession. fcuch men as Mr Cecil Eaikes, and the High Sheriff ot Cheshire, are the true councillors when they advise uncompromising opposition to Mr Morgan's bill, not only be- cause it is unjust in itself, but because the idea of satisfying the Dissenters by concession is purely chimerical. Yet Mr Raikes does not wish to impose disabilities upon Nonconformists. He says that they, as much as Churchmen, should be provided always and within a con- venient distance with a proper burying ground, and he is willing that the community should be taxed to supply this accommodation. In reason aiil justice what more can Nonconformists wish f If they refuse such generous offers and I still insist npon intruding into th* burial grounds of the Church, their policy can be j inspired neither by conscience nor Christianity, but by the bitterest of sectarian jealousy. It bee omes the duty of all men therefore to resist this ungenerous policy, not that wrong may be done to Dissenters, but that the just rights of Churchmen may remain inviolate.
!\NOTES OF THE WEEK.
NOTES OF THE WEEK. SIR W. W. WYNN entertained, yesterday, at Wynnstay, to a most sumptuous dinner, all the tenants on his estates, who found it convenient to accept the kind invitation sent to them. Over 700 responded to the call; some travelling from the remote corners of the counties of Montgomery Merioneth, and Denbigh, to participate in Sir Watkin's liberality. The gathering was in all respects—if we except the dulness of the day-a most happy one, and such as is seldom witnessed in Wales. The tenants, comprising almost every grade of society, felt glad to muster under the shadows of Wynnstay, to bid adieu to their esteemed landlord prior to his cruise in the Medi- terranean. They know Sir Watkin has their interests at heart, and that in assembling at Wynnstay they would meet with a most cordial welcome—an anticipation which was fully realised. They highly esteem the hon. baronet, and his most bitter opponent, in politics or creed, will confess that there is not a better landlord in the Princi- pality. Not only do the tenants valub him for his liberality and generous treatment, but for the kind consideration he and Lady Williams Wynn show for the welfare of their families. There could have been no single person present yesterday who did not wish Sir Watkin a pleasant cruise, and his return in robust health. It is a happy feature in social life in this country to see landlord and tenants on friendly terms, but it is still more gratifying to find that the relationship is something more thau a mercantile one, and that there is a most profound regard felt for the landlord. Such are the cir- cumstances as regards the Baronet of Wynnstay. MR JAMES, he Town Clerk of Wrexham, drew attention last week to the course he had adopted in fixing yesterday week as the last day for receiving nominations, in order to allow" seven clear days, exclusive of Sunday prior to the 1st of November. The Town Clerk of Bodmin fell into the blunder of fixing Saturday as the nomina- tion day. Eight candidates were accordingly nominated, and (JU Monday the Mayor sat in the Guildhall to receive objections, and those of one party having objected to the nominations of their opponents on the ground that they were not nominated within the legal time, the others at once entered cross-objections on the same ground, and his worship decided that none of the candidates had been iegaliy nennnated- The consequence is there will be no flection, and the four retirine Cuuncilmen will remain in office three years longer. How these our gentlemen must bless the blunder- ing Town lerk. THE Liberals experience great difficulty in creating even a sound of the existence of them- selves as a party in the State. The extra- parliamentary utterances fall flat on the ears of the public, and are soon forgotten. Every exertion has been made to create some political capital out of the fugitive slave circular, but without any lasting effect. Positive evidence of the dormancy of the cause" is furnished in South-West Lancashire, where Colonel Ireland Blackburn is likely to succeed the late respected member without under- going the process of fighting the Liberals, who have evidently a due appreciation of their own strength and the popularity of their faith. Colonel Blackburn is not a mealy-mouthed politician. His address is very outspoken, and not drafted to catch doubtful electors. He pledges himself to give MR Disraeli a cordial support, believing that the isting Government are performing their difficult and responsible duties in such a manner as to deserve the confidence of the country." He pronouhces himself a determined supporter of Church and State, and holds that in legislating for the education of the country the greatest care should be taken that the voluntary principle is supplemented, and not destroyed, as by its means children are secured' a sound religious education, combined with their secular instruction, and at the least cost to the ratepayers. Colonel BlackLurn throws down the gauntlet to the Liberal party, but without any response. Their passive silence is proof of the decay of their party. VE1:Y little excitement has this year been created in this district in the Municipal Elections. The amendment of" the Municipal Corporation Acts has proved a deterrent to those who were in the habit of nominating candidates for the amuse- ment of election-mongers. The old system often placed respectable persons in a very unenviable position, but the new Act gives those nominated the opportunity of deciding for themselves whether they will go to the poll or not. This, coupled with the fact that candidates must be supported by eight burgesses, has done much to make the contests genuine. When we went to press last week it was thought that the four vacancies at Wrexham would be filled without a contest. At the eleventh hour, however, Mr S. T. Baugh was nominated, and thus the town has to suffer the turmoil and expense of a poll. We cannot quit Mr Baush from the odium of this imposition, for he had time to consider what his friends had done for him. There were strong grounds for avoiding a contest on Monday next, and allowing the old members to be re-elected without their incurring expenditure. Next year all the members must retire under the Ward system, and it would have been a graceful act to hare allowed councillors who have for the last three years served the town to the best of their ability— whatever their short-comings may have been— another twelve months' sitting. As to Dr Eyton. Jones, be was solicited by a large proportion of the councillors, and his candidature is in deference to the wishes of a large number of his townsmen. We have indicated the four whom we believe are deserving of support. If Mr Baugh had appeared under different circumstances we might have put forth his claim in another light. But the fact of his causing a contest will prove that he is heavily handicapped for the election. Yesterday itwas re- ported that Mr Baugh intended to retire from the contest in-favour of Dr. Eyton-Jones. It is much to be regretted that this step had not been on Saturday so as to have avoided the expense already incurred by the town and the other can- didates. SOME correspondence appeared last week in our columns impugning the judgment of the Ruthin Guardians in respect to tenders recently submitted for the supply of bread to the workhouse. It would appear that tenders were invited in the cus- tomary way, and that Messrs Jones and Son, a respectable firm of that town, proffered to supply it at a figure Is 6d under the quotation of another firm. Their terms, however, were not accepted, and subsequently a communication, sent by them to the board expressing their astonishment that their tender had been ignored, was treated with silent contempt." Very probably the guardians had some good reasons for their conduct in the matter, but we must do them the justice of statiug that their knowledge is not shared by the rates j payers. Messrs Jones and Son state that two 1 prominent members of the board examined a part of their sample, and expressed themselves satisfied with it, remarking that it was as good, if not better, than the bread they used at home. It would be quite as well if the guardians would satisfy the public in general, and Messrs Jones and Son in particular, of the reasons which induced them to ignore the lower tender. It is certainly not the usual mode of treating tenders. Perhaps there are special grounds for so doing. The Joneses invite an Explanation, and if the guardians refuse to furnish it, we should also be inclined to think that" all is not fair and above board," even at Ruthin.
Hocal Xctos 1ST D.R.Y.—The first drill of the Volunteer year" will take place on Tuesday next, at half-past seven. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE.—A harvest thanksgiving service will be held in Acton School- Church, Rhosnessey, on Sunday (to-morrow) afternoon, when the Vicar of Wrexham will preach. THE PROPOSED CHURCH FOR ESCLTTSHAM.—The Misses Hayes, of Gatewen, have sent a second subscription of .£13 through the Rev Canon Cunliffe towards the Esclusham Church Fund. It may be mentioned that the above-named ladies have no property whatever in the district. THE TOWN CLOCKS.—" A Subscriber asks us to call attention to the irregularity of the town clocks. The Church and Town Hall dials have, during the week, stood for several hours, and one for days. Indeed, little dependence can be placed on any of the clocks. Cannot the Corporation effect some improvement by calling attention to the fact ? CHURCH CHOIRS.—Efforts are being made to improve the singing in Malpas Church, and Mr Harriss has been engaged by the Hon. and Rev. Trevor Kenyon and the Rev.. Mr Cox, rectors, to give the choir a course of lessons. Mr Harriss is also busy training a choir, which we expect will be a very superior one, for the new church at Bersham, built by T. LI. FitzHugh, Esq. STAMP DISTRIBUTOR.—We hear that Mr Potter, who had held the post of Stamp Distributor for 18 years, has resigned his post, and will be succeeded by Mr Scotcher, High-street, who will no doubt fulfil the duties of the officc to the satisfaction of the public. On resigning his trust, we believe a high compliment was paid Mr Potter by Mr S we ten- ham, the Distributor for North Wales and Chester, for the great attention he had given to the duties knposed upon him. WREXHAM EISTEDDVOD.—A meeting of the Literary Committee, under the presidency of Mr Trevor-Parkins, was held in the Council Chamber on Wednesday afternoon, when the supplementary list of subjects was discussed aud adopted. When approved by the general committee, they will be published in the usual way. Mr Hugh Davies (one of the honorary secretaries) kindly offered a prize of 5s, for the best essay on Sanitation." We are requested to state that the committee will not recognise any anonymous communication addressed to them also that intending competitors who inform the adjudicator of their intention to compete do not gain any benefit thereby. WREXHAM SCHOOL BOARD.—A special meeting of the board was held on Friday week, to consider an application from the visiting officer, Mr J. Lindop, ior an increase of salary. There were present Mr Chas. Hughes, chairman; Mr J. Jones, vice chairman; and Messrs J. Prvce-Jones, Coleman, and C. Rocke. After some discussion, Mr J. Jones proposed, and Mr Coleman seconded, that the salary of Mr Lirrdop be increased to .73 per annum, on condition that he devote all his time, except Monday mornit>g. to the duties of his office. Mr Lindop was ciiled, and thanked the board for raising his-salary, pro- mising that they should have no cause to regret it. It was then agreed to give notice that the board change the meetings from monthly to fortnightly, and that they be held on the first and third Tuesdays in each month, at three o'clock In the afternoon. HARVEST THANKSGIVINGS.—Mr C. Walker, of Brighton, author of the "Ritual Reason Why," writes to the Church Times as follows:—" Harvest Thanksgivings are excellent things, but they are in considerable danger of becoming a nuisance. They are peculiarly open to aesthetical extravagances Surely men can thank God for a fruitful harvest without turning His house into a greengrocer's stall. A witty friend of mine always calls these yearly rejoicings the feast of turnips and the nalll is certainly more appropriate than reverent. Where turnips are tabooed, apples and pears are freely admitted, even if the line is drawn at toma- toes, whose hue is considered to be effective by sundry lovers of prettiness in religious matters. I agree with you that the only decorations in ad- dition to flowers which should be admitted are corn and grapes." WREXHAM TEMPERANCE HALL.—On Saturday evening last a large audience was present, and an excellent programme was very creditably gone through. It consisted of two part songs, by the Excelsior glee party, who also joined in the chorus of a song by Mr W. A. Holland three songs by Mr J. B. Cook, of Cefn; two songs by Mr Gilmour, who was honoured with an encore as were likewise the Misses Lewis and Jones, and Messrs Holland and Stanford, in the humorous quartett, Prophundo Bassoand the Cefn hand-bell ringers in Home, sweet home" BE sides the above, Miss Jones and Mr Holland sang the duet, "Flow on, thou tuning river," and Mr D. Dodd sang "John Barleycorn." The readings were better than usual, Mr F. Samuels, in William Tell," holding the attention of the audipnee in a marked manner on that most thrilling incident of the patriot's; whilst Mr Wilson's reading, in the Lancashire dialect, afforded equal satisfaction. The meeting was presided over by Mr Hugh Davies. and closed about ten o'clock. It was announced that the "Swiss Tyrolesa singers" would give two entertainments next Saturday. BILLIARD MATCH AT THE WORKING MEN'S HALL. The new saloon at this hall was opened on Monday last. In the evening, there was a tolerable attend- ance of gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood to witness a billiard match between Mr W. Tim- brell, of the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, and Mr T. Owen, the manager of the Working Men's Hall, W rexham, the former giving the latter 300 out of 1,000. At the commencement of the game there was nothing remarkable to notice; there was some pretty good all-round playing, and Mr Timbrell appeared to be somewhat careless. Shortly, how- ever, he displayed some of the finest billiard play- ing that has been witnessed in this town or else- where. He seemed to be able to place the balls where he pleased, and when Mr Owen had scored 56! (including the 300 given), Mr TimbreU de- monstrated his skill and made a break of 634, in which were included 184 spot hazards, and won the game amid loud applause, having scored over a thousand in one hour and thirty minutes. THE WREXHAM DEANERY CHURCH ASSOCIATION. Thejinnual meeting of this association was held at the Savings Bank on Wednesday, under the presidency of the Rev W. H. Boscawen, Rural Dean. There were also present the Rev Mr M'Gill, Rev E. B. Smith, Captain Griffith-Boscawen, Dr Wil- liams, Captain Godfrey, Mr John Lewis, Mr Ras- botham, Mr Bartlet, and Mr Trevor Parkini (hon. secretary). The first business was to elect the lay representatives and to appoint the officers. Mr Trevor Parkins was unanimously elected hon. secretary, and Mr Overton treasurer, and a cordial vote of thanks was passed to them for their services in the past. The following gentlemen were elected as a Choral Union Committee:—The Rev W. H. Boscawen, Mr Jones-Parry, Capt. Godfrey. Mr J. Lewis, the Rev G. H. M'Gill, the Rev Mr Streat- field (Isycoed), Mr Trevor Parkins, the Vicar of Wrexham, and the Rev D. Lloyd. Wrexham. The annual report of the committee was read by Mr Parkins. Regret was expressed that through lack of support the annual festival of the Choral Union would not be held. Nothing had been done towards training the choirs in the deanery. A return to the practice of former years was very desirable, as it was calculated to exercise a beneficial influence on the character cf village psalmody. A committee of the Church Association held in Mold, had decided to hold a conference at Rhyl in May, 1876. If the recommendation met with approval their association would elect seven representatives for the committee that would make the necessary arrangements. The efforts of the association to increase the collections in aid of the four diocesan societies had been successful, and it was recom- mended that the same course be adopted next year. After reviewing the business of the past year, the report concluded as follows:—" Your committee sincerely trust that no diminished interest will be taken in the proceedings of the association by those who are its members. 1 voluntary society which can compel no person to belong to it, and which possesses no machinery to give effect to its decisions, must rely entirely upon the moral support and active zeal of those who join it. If strong in this respect, it may exercise an important influence. And in the prospects of dangers which, though they may appear to be less imminent thaa they lately were, are still threatening us, those who appreciate the blessings they enjoy should strenuously co- operate, to use the langmge of our rules, in a.ll measures calculated to increase the efficiency or to maintain the integrity of the Church.' "STREAKED WITH GOLD."—This is the title of the Christmas number of the Gentleman's Magazine for 1875. It will be interesting to Welshmen since it is a romance on lead mining in Merionethshire, and a study of life and character in North Wales. We have perused its pages with much pleasure, and hope next week to notice it more fully. WREXHAM INFIRMARY AWD DISPENSARY.—The Secretary acknowledges with thanks that he has received from the Ven. Archdeacon Wickham the sum of .£6, being a moiety of a collection made in Gresford Church at the harvest thanksgiving; and also a further sum of.£6 10s 2d from the Rev David Edwards, being the amount of a collection made in Berse Church at the harvest thanksgiving. The Secretary takes this opportunity of earnestly requesting the clergy and Dissenting ministers in the town and neighbourhood to be kind enough to make the necessary arrangements for collections to be made in their respective places of worship on the established Hospital Sunday, viz., the first Sunday in January next. ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE WXEXHAM DEACONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION. —The annual meeting of this association was held in Wrexham on Wednesday last. In the forenoon there was Divine service at the Parish Church. An excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. T. Vowler Wickham, and the holy communion was subsequently administered to a large number of persons of both sexes. In the afternoon a public meet- ing took place at the Tenter's Schoolroom, Penybryn. Archdeacon Wickhan presided, and there was a numerous attendance. Amongst tho.se present, and who took part in the proceedings, were the Rev. LI. Wynne Jones, rector of Llanllwchairn; the Rev. D. Jones, vicar of Rhos; the Rev. E. B. Smith, vicar of Gwersyllt; the Rev. D. Howell, vicar of Wrexham the Rev. T. Kirk, of the Wrexham Grammar School; the Rev. T. Llewellyn Griffith, rector of Deal; the Rev. G. Coke, curate of Gresford the Rev. T. Vowler Wickham, vicar of Rossett, hon. secretary of the Deaconal Sunday School Association. The speeches delivered were interesting, and the advice and suggestions conveyed to Sunday school teachers truly practical, a jd listened to with much attention. No resolution, however, was proposed, and, singulariy enough, the usual vote of thanks to the chairman was overlooked. SPECIAL SERVICES AT ST. MARK'S.—The annual services at this church, in aid of the Organist's sti- pend, are to be held to-morrow. Particulars of the services appear in our Church column. Mr Harriss has held the post of organist and choirmaster of St. Mark's for a period extending over nine years, and the care and attention devoted by him to his choir have secured for Wrexham a service that will bear very favourable comparison with aay of the Cathedral services. The organist's remuneration is not large, and a year ago the congregation agreed that the offertory on one Sunday—oyer and above .£10, the average weekly collection—should be ap- propriated to his use. The Vicar, on Sunday night at the evening service, reminded the congregation of the services, and we hope with him that there will be large congregations both morning and even- ing, and that they will show their appreciation of the organist and choirmaster's services by giving most liberally. THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—As there are five candidates for the four vacant seats in the Council, there must now under any circumstances be a poll on Monday next. There will be two polling booths. That at the Guildhall will be presided over by the Mayor, and voters on the register, from 1 to 792 (in- clusive), will poll there, whilst those whose numbers are to be found between 793 and 1,543, must vote at the Savings Bank, where the Town Clerk will pre- side. The candidates are (1) Mr S. T. Baugh, auctioneer/nominated by Messrs G. Bradliy and J. F. Edisbury; (2) Mr J. M. Jones, leather manufacturer, nominated by Messrs J. Gittins and Simon Jones (3) Dr Eyton-Jones, nominated by Councillor Shone and Alderman Jones (4) Mr W. Sherratt, solicitor, nominated by Mr Joseph Clark and Alderman Beaie; (5) Mr E. Smith, draper, nominated by Messrs J. Bury and G. Bradley. With the exception of Mr Baugh, all the candidates have issued their addresses, but little or no canvassing has been attempted, and very little excitement prevails. The general opinion is that should Dr Eyton Jones be successful on Monday iu gaining a seat, he will be elected Mayor. We hope the electors will further this arrangement by placing him at the head of poll" THE MAEUIAGE OF THE HOK. G. T. E"ENYON.— The following is a copy of address sent by the Burgesses of Hoit, with a piece of plate presented as a wedding present to Mr Kenyon, last week :—" The Court House, Holt. 20th October, 1875. To the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, Gredinglon, Flintshire. Dear Sir,—We, the undersigned, mem bers of the Committee of the Holt Tcstimoniat, on hearing of your approaching marriage, have ven- tured to consider that the occasion was an appro- priate one for evincing to you, in some shape, the affectionate esteem in which you have always been, and are still, held in regard by the inhabitants of Holt and the immediate neighbourhood. A com- mittee was at once formed for the purpose of taking the matter into consideration, and to collect sub- scriptions. some of which reached us from friends at some little distance from Holt, anxious to join us in the movement. The result of our efforts has been the selection and purchase of a piece of pJae, which is contained in the case accompanying this letter. We may say there have been some differ- ences of opinion among the members of the com- mittee and other of the subscribers as to the form and design of the testimonial itself, buc we re happy to say that but one feeling has been shown by them as to the sentiments which they wished to have expressed in the letter they desired should accompany its representation to you, namely, those of the most sincere and most affectionate esteem for your person and character. We, whose names are appended below, confess to a feeling of the most unqualified pride in having been selected as the medium of conveying these sentiments to you, and in being allowed this opportunity of telling you how heartily and how lovingly we join in the expresssion of them. It is our most earnest wish a.nd prayer that you may long be spared to hear these sentiments of affectionate regard again and again repeated, and to enjoy, in the society of the vary amiable and estimable lady whom you have selected for your partner in life, the health and happiness which we all most heartily wish you, and we beg to subscribe ourselves, my dear sir, most faithfully yours, Samuel Dale (Mayor), Thos. Morris, C. W. Cliallinor, Thos. Rymer, W. Baker." The following is Mr Kenyon's reply :—" The Bur- lington Hotel, Cork-street and Old Burlington street, London, W., Oct. 22, 1875. Dear sirs,—I cannot too warmly thank my old friends of Holt for their most handsome gift, and for their most kind interest in me at this time. I need hardly tell you how entirely I reciprocate your good wishes; and I trust the good feeling which has existed so long between my family and the inhabitants of Holt may long continue without abatement. Mrs Kenyon joi.3 me in thanking you most sincerely for your kind- ness, and I am always yours truly, GEORGE T. KEWYON." At Llanypwll on Friday evening, there was a ball in the tent, which had been erected for the dinner on the prlivious day. The invitations were made through the subscribers to the "Rejoicings Fund," and were numerous. -Amongst those present were:—Mr and Mrs Parry, family, and party, Holt Lodge; Mr and Miss Beckett, Hanley Hall; Mrs Parker, Farndon; Mr T. Parker, Churton Hall; Miss Davies; Mr T. Wil- liams, Wrexham; Mr Frank Lloyd, The Plassey; Mr and Mrs S. Dicken and party, Hugmore House; Mr and Mrs Roberts and party, Borras Lodge; Mr and Miss Roberts, Berse Mr R. Weaver, Castle- town; Mr Jonathan Davies, Gourton Hall; the Misses Davies, Sontley; Mr Davies, Sontley; Mr Roberts and the Misses Roberts, Middle Sontley Mr Griffiths, Plas Goulbourne; Miss Luton, New Hall; Mr Griffiths, Heath Lane, Whitchurch; Mr and Mrs Milligan and party, Borras Head; Mr and Mrs Jones and party, Erlas; Mr and Mrs Parry, Common Wood; Mr and Miss Harrison, Clay's Farm Miss Harrison, White Horse; Mr Page, National Provincial Bank; Mr J, Allington Hughes, Mr J. Oswell Bury, Mr T. Bury, Mr F. Dutton, Cobden Mill; Miss Sadler, Tattenhall; Mr Knight, Mr J. W. M. Smith, Mr Palmer, Wrexham; Mr Ellis Woolrich, Trevallyn, and Miss BagaJey, Pulford; Mr E. and the Misses Woolrich, Allington Hall; Mr Pugh, Oswestry; Mr E. and the Misses Gtifliths, Stansty; Mr, Mrs, and Miss Manley, The Feathers Mr and Mrs T. Price, Mr and Mrs Lee, Spring Lodge; Mr and Mrs Lewis, Rossett Mill; Mr and Mrs J. Price, Croes-yn-Irris; Mr T. and Mrs Jackson, Wervin; Mr Allison Lewis, Marford Mills, and Miss Holland, Pulford; Mr Woolrich, Marford, and Miss Evans; the Misses Scotcher, Wrexham; Mrs and Miss Goodfellow, Mr and Mrs Jones, Hope; Dr LI. Williams, Mr Wilson, Miss Higginson, Mr E. Piggott and Miss Cocks, London; the Misses Morris, Miss Dickin, The Bryn; Mr and Mrs Davies and party, Caeca Dutton Mr E. Edwards, farmer, Llanypwll; Mr D. Edwards, Mr and Mrs Eastwood, Mrs Gronnow, &c. On the same day the women and children residing in the neighbourhood, to the number of 150, were enter- tained to a capital tea. The rejoicings were wound up on Saturday by a dinner to the workmen on the estate, to the number of 90. Mr Milligan pre- sided, and having given the loyal toasts in appro- priate terms, proposed the health of the Hon. G. T. Kenyon and his bride, which was received with much cordiality. A dance afterwards took place, in which the wives participated, a.nd a most pleasant day was spent everything passing off in an agree- able and orderly manner.
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before T. C. Jones, Esq., and Dr. Eyton- Jones. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Patrick Macarthy was charged by P.C. Hugh Jones with being drunk and disorderly on Sunday night week. Defendant came to Jones at the door of the police office in a drunken state, and was very abusive to the officer.-Fined 5s and 88 costs. Patrick Hopkins was charged with sleeping in a yard in the occupation of Mr Lovatt, Abbot-street. P.S. Lindsay found prisoner lying asleep in a cart in Mr Lovatt's about three on Sunday morn- ing and Mr Lovatt having complained of parties sleeping on his premises, he locked him up. Mr Lovatt said there were two houses up the yard and the tenants left the gate open at night, and parties got into the carts to sleep and some- times smoked, to the great danger of his property. Discharged with a caution. ROBBERY FROM THE PERSON. Harriet Powell and John Foulkes were brought up on remand from Friday, charged, the former with having stolen a silver watch, the property of Mr Kean, Vicarage Hill, pawnbroker, and the latter with having received the watch knowing it to have been stolen. Mr T. Bury appeared to prosecute; Mr Sherratt appeared for the prisoner Foulkes. Thomas Cafferty, 14, son of Mr Michael Cafferty, who keeps the Welsh Harp, Abbot-street, knew the prisoners before Thursday last. About nine o'clock on Thursday night, he saw them walking together down Vicarage Hill. When they got near to Mr lean's shop he (witness) saw the prosecutor lying down at full length under his window. He was drunk. Witness saw Foulkes go up to the prose- cutor and take a key out of his right-hand trousers pocket. Witness was standing on the opposite side of the road. Prisoner opened Mr Kean's door with the key; then lifted the prosecutor up and pushed him through the door. Harriet Powell, who had stood by all this time, went in after the prosecutor. Before she did so, he saw Foulkes put his hand on her shoulder. He then pulled the door to and walked up and down the hill whilst the female prisoner was in the house. This lasted about a quarter of an hour. Witness, who remained outside the whole time, heard a jingle of money inside the house. Somebody came to the door, and Foulkes then came to him and said, If you don't go away I'll kick your guts out." Witness replied that he wanted to see Mr Kean's niece. Prisoner said, do you know what I want here ? He answered, "No." Foulkes said, "I want two little and one big bundles out of pawn." This conversation took place by the house door the shop door is higher up. He told prisoner that the shop was closed since seven o'clock, and he again threatened to kick him. Knew Miss Kean, the niece of the prosecutor, and went to look for her in Bridge-street by the Horns. Accompanied her to Vicarage Hill, and saw her go into the next door after trying her uncle's house door, which appeared to be locked. The male prisoner still walking up and down when he returned. Rosanna Kean, niece of the prosecutor, said she was returning home on Thursday evening when she was met by the last witness, and in consequence of what he told her she ran home. She knocked at the house door, but got no answer. The door opens from the outside only by a key: it is a snap lock,. aw the door-key in her uncle's possession about half-past three that afternoon. Finding she could not get. in, she went through the next door (Mr Rowe's). and round by the yard to her uncle's back door. That door was also fastened. Bhe then got in through the back kitchen window and went into the kitchen, where there WAS gas lighted. Found the prisoner Powell standing by the table. Asked her what she wanted, and her answer was "Nothing." ing." Ordered her out. She said she could not get. out, and witness went toward:? the front door aud opened it, and the finale prisoner went out as quick itS she could; but somebody tried to stop her in the loLby-a. Miss Hickey. Powell fought her way out., and called "Jack" when she got. outside. Saw the male prisoner run up to her, and he began to threaten anyone who wuuld interfere. Witness then went to give iuforma'ion to the police, and found P.O. Griffith Jones at the door. She at once went, back to the kitchen, and found her uncle sitting' in a chair with his trousers pockets turned inside out, and his watch-chain hanging down from his waistcoat, and her attention was drawn to the damaged clasp, which was bent out as it now appeared. She then looked for his watch, which he always wore in his left waistcoat pocket. The watch, a silver cue, was gone. Had not seen her uncle since about four o'clock on that afterncon, at which hour he went out. He then had in his pockets £10 i.: gold, and some odd silver, also his watch. Wlun she saw him in the kitchen all was gone excepting the keys of his safe. Ann Hickey, charwoman to Mr Kean, living at 9, Mary Ann-square, ran after the last witness to Vicarage-hill, on the Thursday night in question, and remained outside, and heard a noise and talking in the passage. As soon as the door was opened she rushed in, and saw Harriet Powell, and tried to keep her in but she caught, her by her side hair, and dragged her towards the door, and hit her on the head with a key she had in her hand. When she got to the door, prisoner called out "Johnny," and Foulkes rushed up. Felt something Jknock the prisoner's hand, and she loosed her hand from her hair. Looked up, and saw both prisoners and people there.. Elizabeth Cook, No. 8, Pentrefelin, wife of a labourer, was in the Mi re public-house, Pentre- felin, on Thursday night, when the female prisoner came in and called for some whiskey. While she was biing served, prisoner pushed a large door key (produced) along the counter to witness, saying, "Taka this key, and keep it for me till the morn- ing, when I will come for it." Witness refused to take the key, and the prisoner took it up again. Directly afterwards Police-constable Griffith Jones put his head in at the door. Police-constable Griffith Jones said: On Thurs- day night last. from information received, he went to the prosecutor's house, and saw three women wrestling by the door. Miss Kean told him to take the female prisoner into custody. Asked her what the charge was, but she did not say. Foulkes, the other piisoner, was standing near. Both seemed in drink, and he advised them to go away and they both went towards Pentrefelin. In consequence of what Miss Kean told him directly afterwards, he went after the prisoners, ana found them standing by the Mitre dGor. He told them they must come back to the police-station. Foulkes said, All right, my 1.),d, I'll come." He then asked to be allowed to go down the yard, to which witness consented, but went a yard or two, and saw him go towards the closet in the corner of the yard. There is a mixen by the closet. He then returned, and found the female prisoner had gone inside the honse. The prisoners afterwards went with him to the police-station. P.S. Lindsay deposed that he was at the police- station on Thursday when the twq prisoners were brought in. He saw them both searched, but nothing was found upon them to connect them with this case. In consequence of what was told him, he went accompanied by Inspector Wilde and P.C. Griffith Jones to the Mitre. They procured lights, and went to a privy in the yard, and in the ashpit in connection with the privy, buried in some old spent hops, he found the watch produced. He put his stick in and turned it up a few inches from the surface. He then returned to the police-station. The two prisoners were there, and he changed Harriett Powell with having stolen a watch from Mr Mr Kean, and Foulkes with having received it knowing it to have been stolen, and told them he should lock them up on that charge. He at the same time informed them that if they wished to say anything they were at liberty to do so; but neither of thorn made any answer. Cross-examined The ashpit is in the yard of the Mitre. Edward Evans, slater, Brook street, recognised the key produced, and found it on Vicarage Hill on Friday morning last; and in consequence of what he hearer it was taken to Mr Kean's. Mr Kean, pawnbroker, Vicarage Hill, the prose- cutor, said he had occasion to go out last Thursday afternoon about three o'clock, taking with him the key of the house door. He also had his watch with him, £10 in gold wrapped up in a. paper, and some silver. Feeling poorly, he had two or three pennyworth of whiskey, which overcame him. He had no recollection of what he spent; he got in- toxicated. and recollected nothing of what took place. The watch produced was his watch, also the door key, which he had with him when he went out that afternoon. Found his money all gone. The door-key was brought to his house from the last witness on Saturday morning. Knew both the prisoners by sight. Had nothing to his knowledge belonging to either of them in pawn. Cross-examined: Had no recollection of being picked up when lying by Foulkes outside his house. Recollected nothing after he left the Hand public-house that afternoon. Did not know whether he went to the Mitre, it was a house he never used. Mr Bury said that was his case for the prosecu- tion. Mr Sherratt intimated that if the bench decided to send the case for trial, the prisoner Foulkes would reserve his defence; at the same time he had to ask that he might be admitted to bail. The prisoners having been cautioned, declined to make any defence.