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THE ILAKFIIAOB or WINS with Mr Aviet Agabeg to tak- • ii November 16th. THE WELSH UNI VK I Y COLLEGE.—A rational con- cert, under the pat. jnji-e of the Duke of Westminster, Viscount Sandon, M P.. hir Watkin William, Wynn, M.P., Wiiiiam Rathbone, Esq., M P., Juhn Torr, Esq., M.P.. and other- is r I) e ,Iven in St. George's Hail, Liverpool, on tile 10th November, in aid of the University College of Wales. It i. k iy to prove very successful. CONCERT AT THE DILJ, HALL, HOLT ROAD, TRANMERE, BIRKENHEAD.—On Friday evening, the 15th inst., a concert was given by Mr Ashbrooke Roberts and Mr Alfred Donkin, at the above hall, Holt-road, in ai.i of funds raised on behalf of the widows and orphans of the Liverpool Life Boatmen, who lost their lives in trying to save the crew of the Ellen Southard, on the 27th of September last. A capital evening's entertainment was provided, most of the artistes being popular favour-ires. Mr Curwell's IVU i"ring of "Fire" was excellent. Miss Leeming E <ng i x her usual good style, and her nice singing was the cause of" Killarney'' f> ::ug repeated. Miss R-dsiing sang H II Bacio," and gavj Happy be thy dreams'' as an encore. Mr Bi-ulley's Death of Nelson," a.nd Mr Whittle's Man the Life-boat" were very well sung. The greatest hit of the evening was a clever musical perform uice by Mr Alfred Donkin (the hon. treasurer) ull eight instruments, including a. musical caffee pot" -and watering can," which created much laughter. The audience marked their appreciation of his excellent playing by loud and prolonged applause and by recalling him several times. Mr Lunt's piano solo, Storm at sea," took very well. The Cambrian Choral Society also rendered valuable assissance. Just before the close, Mr Ashbrooke Roberts (the honorary secretary), in addressing the audience, said it gave himself and Mr Donkin great pleasure in seeing so many there that evening, and he thanked them for the kind and generous support they had given on such a laudable occasion. He also said he had received a letter from their worthy representative in Parliament, Mr Maclver, which he thought it was only right should be read to them. The purport of the letter was that he (Mr Maclver) being out of town, could not very well attend, but if his name as patron would be of any i uso, he would gladly give it. He also enclosed a donation of three guineas towards the concert fund. Several other gentlemen sent subscriptions. The handsome sum of £ 2'J Is 4d was raised. Mr Donkin thanked the artistes who hai given their services.
DENBIGH A NATIONAL TISTI GONIAL TO CLWYDFAEDD.—The committee of this Usti:no\ial fund state that they are about to close tha subsc mi ion list which has been open for about two years, -o'otwithstanding that it was the desire to make the 'est::uonial a National one," only has been tubs -nbed. The project has been advertised exclusively inJDd or two of onr Radical con- temporaries. Perhaps the committee are content with the handsome amount of subscriptions such publicity has produced. ACCIDENT.—As Mr and Mrs Parry, of Penycae, were returning from Denbigh a few nights ago, in their gig, one of the wheels by some mishap caught the side of the embankment on the hill, near the Asylum, the gig being overturned, and the occupants thrown out with Considerable force. Mr Parry was not hurt, but his wife was injured very much about the head, and had to be taken to the White Lion Ins, Denbigh, the residence of her sister, Mrs Simon, where medical assistance was promptly obtained. THB INSPECTOR ON* I'U.S VNGEF.—This office will be filled at the next meeting of the council. Police- Sergeant Lewis is one of the candidates. He formerly acted in a similar capacity at Colwyn, under the Con- way Board of Guardians, "he Conway board meet- ing, on Thursday, the guardians ordered a testimonial to be given him in fa/our of the Denbigh candidature, the chairman remarking that he was quite sure the board would have grepleiJsure in acceding to the request, for Mr Lewis was an efficient officer in every respect when in that district." DR PIERCE'S MONUMENT.—This very handsome structure it., as far as the column is concerned, com- pleted, and the work of the contractor, Mr J. R. Jones, Rhyl, has given great sitisfaction. To make the whole work complete, however, a life size representation of Dr Pierce, is to be executed shortly, by a well-known Lon- don sculptor. This addition will add greatly to the .beauty of the monument, and make it the most hand- some structure of the kind in the Principality. A committee meeting was held a. few days ago to consider the details of the further work needed. A QUICK PASSAGC FOR A YOUNG SAILOR.—The eldest son of Mr D. P. Wil-u»s, Denbigh, who, having a liking for the briny ocvuu, has been attached to the "Inman Company's line of steamers," has just returned home after a voyage from America, in the celebrated steamer City of Berlin," which on that trip made the fastest passage on record; namely, from America to Liverpool (calling at Queenstown) in seven days, 15 hours, and 28 minutes. This is a noteworthy event in the career of the young sailor, who is now about to make a journey to Australia, in one of Inman's new and finest vessels. THE CONFIRMATION AND HARVEST FESTIVAL.—At -j his service (referred to in last week's Guardian) there ere about 100 candidales from the parishes of Denbigh, jr mllan, Bodfari, Bwlchau, Prion, Llanrhaiadr, and JJ meffydd; together with a number of pupils from U well's orphan school. The clergy presen were :— s. Robert Jones, T. W. Vaughau, Denbigh; E. rt, Henllan; L.Lewis, Llanrhaiadr; John Jones, Hani Ian; L. T. Lewis, Nantglyn; 0. Jones, Bycbau; ij. g LI. Browne, Bodfari, &c. The communion table ad 'ulpit were decorated by Miss Blackmore, Miss Humn hreys, and other ladies from Howell's school. The ft mt was handsomely adorned by the gardener r "R ron Dvffryn. The offertory after the afternoon service English) reached £ G 12s 6d. Special anthems were wel sung by the bhoir, Mr Jones ably presiding at ^CHURTI I MATTERS.—On Sunday evening the Rev. TWr Pvm tt, of Derbyshire, son-in-law of Mrs Fazakerlev, of Castle House, Denbigh, preached in St. David's Church to an unusually large congregation. The rev. H jdiscourse, delivered extempore, was mmh • J by the congregation. He selected for his tPYt Paul found written on the altar) at Athens T un^nowu God," upon which he de- a <. st interesting and exhaustive sermon on «, T- true nature, and the advice needed by .r2' S era." The prayers were read by the cler £ rvmnn 0 has taken up his residence in Denbigh, as assistant te> durino the temporary absence of the rector Th ^ms were c^ant,e<^» instead of read, as is tJ.fl Ps ice here, and a special anthem was snug with to!era! ,ly eff,ect; The ^orations for the harvest festival w< ,re alflr;wed ,° b w We find that then 3 ,s °f la'e a /a"'ng off m thef conerezations it n ght' °''Vins to the very "comfortable plac? in which th WOrsh'p schoolroom)' and there is also a tet 'denc> amoD* the con^Sf>°n to attend the English slices. *nXQ?UT he °ew ii u 3 ere many Sundays have elapsed. Sli1L'sS, X™ g > rr,th Llwfo, a most promising tenor f L1fW. musical eduction, has taken bA? tocomplett he Royal Academy of Music, 1 nn/J r> re„,enca 1 ents had been admirably carried T^f arrangem mittee :-Messrs Edward Angel, out by the following comi ^Hall-Square), George Lewis, A'nLS gT f ( Edward Mills acted as hon. )ns the success of the under- CXertl' easure due. The Assembly Rnnrrf w aS m &i m ames of such favourites as TW tY f CrT >rd' thf 1 the prince oftsisteddvod rnndnftnf ° an • -ource of attraction. Added £ JK PWZ'lthe ?reat Miss Sauvage. a mezzo W6re and Professor Pritchard, ■who °f great mOTt, Of the programme, we Cannot fs accompanist terms of praiso. The splpffinno ln very high um class, and the tastes nf Hio l W6refD° igs seemed to have been nnrAfl °V?^S ^nglish so. "ynyddog gave five or nf ir Ur-"S the evening M "-eish songs, which, of ■ 1S we com'e 3 to a certain portion P^rlvacceptabl -ith aheartyrsception, hnf riiil n 1^nce" fW^° me^w s good voice as usual; S fvl ? appear *° ve m qulte a Llew" must- forgive and the admirers of the famous Will o' th' Wiso" us for saying that we have heard « he same platform, rendered m far superior style, on t was very success- fni L!i °r, othef sones he 'he trio by Miss 1 MnSTaatl? appended. T Aew Llwfo was a ri^Wrfat jD^ ly, and the piece rich treat; the voices blended admirat 3 gave "The old was greatly appreciated. Miss Sauvag* This was the cottage clock m a really channmg style 8he made a most 7 5 r. Appearance in Denbigh, 0f considerable favourable debut, proved herself an artiste js no doubt ability, and with proper training there waa heartily she will make her mark. The above piect r acknowledff- encored, but Miss Sauvage merely bowed he. m0S Sauva ^e ment of the compliment paid her. Mr Ja i style and contribnted some four songs in a delightfa him is to perhaps the best compliment we can pay iected with mention that the great Italian professor con, olution to the Royal Academy had made a rigid ret 'r Sauvage receive no further pupils, yet after hearing T& believing he was so favourably impressed with him, and Credit he that as a pupil ha would do him exceptional t \fter' his relaxed the rule and received Mr Sauvage.. 'e of the coarse at the Academy, we-believe he will be ot rofessor finest tenor singers Wales has produced. F ist, and Pritchard ably discharged the dnties of accompan turned at thej close of the programme Llew Llwfo re We thanks to the audience on behalf of Mr Sauvage. iccess understand that the concert was a great financial 81 over and that there will be a handsome sum left to hand alw to Mr Sauvage, whom we heartily wish SSCCMS in his Of Iftbow. f¡ FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASB.—For the past week the returns show that 90 cattle and 9 pigs have recovered; bat that nearly that number of fresh cases have broken out. THE READING ROOM.—We understand that it is intended to hold a grand concert in a few weeks time, n aid of the funds of the Working Men's Heading Room, when several popular artistes are likely to give their services. The room is now well attended, and the new of books, which we mentioned some months ago td been added to the library, prove very acceptable o the frequpnrers of the room. The attendance is as as during past winter sessions. CLOXNISII CLT/B.—The ANNUAL distribution of clothing to th industrious poor of rh,) pansh of Denbigh took UUIVJ ar, the Aweaihlv-ro-.m. on Thursday afternoon, superintendea hy the 1 id es' committee. Several hundred pouuds worth of g Md clothing had been sup- plied by the follow'n^ among other drapers:—Mr k i 'wh-i. Val'st-e-?"; Mr H. Arthur Davis, High- street; Mr T. J. Wdli-ims, High-street; Messrs Parry and Williams, Crown-sqa.iiv; Messrs Pierce and Horton, V;«i.>->treet: an,! Mr T. Pi "ice Hushes. COUNTY MAOIST.IATKS' COURT.—At these sessions, on Wednesday, there was o-dv one summons returnable, against a man named Al en Jones, of Llansannan, for rffu-ing to q lit a uublic-house. The defendant and the witnessed wtnv ?>r<»sc-nt, but the only magistrate present was W. D. W. Griffith, Esg., of Garn; and it required two justices to hear such a case. After wait- ing in vaitf4or nearly an hour for another magistrate, the case had to be adjourned for a fortnight. This was of course an inconvenience to A magis- trate resident in the town would be very desirable, although there are a great number in the division. EGLWYS WES HARVEST FESTIVAL.—Owiug to the confirmation being held this year on the harvest thanksgiving, there was no service in this church. O¡ Sunday last, an appropriate service was held in Welsh, when the Rev T. W. Vaughan preached an excellent sermon. The old chnrch had been prettily decorated by the members of the choir under the superintendence of Missi Battv, the hon. organist. The corn was kindly eiven by Mr Evans, Cotton Hall; the greenhouse piants being lent by Mr J. E. Roberts, seedsman, Denbigh. The fruit and flowers were given by Miss Batty, Mrs Williams, Brookhouse; Mrs Roberts, Middle-lane; and Mr Scott, Postoffice-lane. The service was of a hearty character, the musical portion being admirably executed. SUPPER TO THE CORPORATION OFFICIALS.—On Tuesday morning, his Worship the Mayor (J. Parry-Jones, Esq), ordered a most sumptuous repast to be served up at the Backrow Inn, for the police officers of the borough and pettv sessionaldivision, and the workmen and other subor- dinate officials of the corporation. The chair was occupied by Superintendent Tudge, and the vice chair bv Mr Evans. After all had partaken of the really excellent spread provided, the chairman, in eulogistic terms, proposed the health of the Mayor, and referred to the abie manner in which he had discharged his duties, and to w;il.known courteous treatment of the cor- porate officials. The toast was drunk with three times three. Othea toasts followed, and a most convivial meeting was spent. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—Much excitement prevails in the town over the municipal contests. The candidates (6) nominated on Friday are :—E. Thomas Jones, High- street, ironmonger, proposed and seconded by Mr T. Gold-Edwards and Mr Thomas Evans; John Symonds Jone, Brvnhvfryd, commercial traveller, proposed and seconded bv Councillor T. G. Lunt and Robert Parry John Lloyd, Bull Hotel, proposed and seconded by John Roberts, and W. A. Nott, stationer; Wilham Morris, bookseller, by Benjamin Holgate and W. Keepfer; Evan Thomas. 9. Henllan Place, Henllan, by E. Wms. Gee, and John Harrison Jones; John Davies, Love-lane, by Ellis Wiihams, and Robert Parry. No objections were made before the mayor on Saturday to any of the candi- dates. Addresses have been issued by all, and those of Messrs E. T. Jones, J. S. Jones, and J. Lloyd, will be found in our advertising columns. Mr E. T. Jones, who was elected to the council 3 years ago by a large majority. has faithfully served the burgesses, having attended nearly the whole of the meetings held. He is a thorough man of business and gives much attention to municipal matters. His defeat, therefore, would be a loss to the town, but we have every confidence in his election. Mr Symond Jones has come forward in response to strong solicitations from influential ratepayers, though he is the nominee of no particular party or creed. He is a gentleman of thorough business-like habits, and will, if elected, be an acquisition to the Councd, and a good representative. Mr John Lloyd is well known amongst his townsmen generally, and is very popular. If he m .kes an effort to win there is no doubt but that he will succeed. The services of Mr W. Morris in connection with the town's gas supply should highly commend him to the favourable considera- tion of the burgesses. Mr Evan Thomas is nominated by two councillors, and no doubt his friends will fight well for him. Mr John Davies announces himself "a working man's candidate," and commends'his past ser- vices as an Inspector ef Nuisances as a guarantee of his worth. All the candidates are fighting single-handed, and profess to be greatly encouraged by the result of their canvassing, The polling booths will be (1) in the Council Chamber, where the Mayor will preside (2) the Magistrates' Room, where probably one of the Aldermen will preside; and (3) at Henllan National School, where the Town Clerk will preside. Upon the election in some measure depends the choice of the new mayor. Mr J. Parry-Jones, after two years' service, retires from the chair with the hearty thanks of the council and the borough for the efficient services he has rendered. He has conducted the business of the Corporation with singular ability; his business habits and legal knowledge have been of great value to him in discharging his official duties. On all occasions he has maintained the dignity of the officc, and done credit to the borough. He will not consent to act again, and a successor is being can- vassed. Mr Harrison Jones will not accept the office. It is generally conceded. that Mr T. J. Williams will be selected, and indeed he is well worthy of the position, Some have been" endeavouring to start Mr E. W. Gee, but they cannot be in earnest, as, however well qualified, he is but a youug member of the Council; and, we believe he does not seek the office. Mr T. G. Lunt is also spoken of. With regard to the selection of a gentleman to fill the aldermanic chair, it is thought probable that Mr Davies will reconsider his decision, and retain office. If be does not, the choice of the members should fall upon Mr John Armor. By his long connection with the Council, his position in the town, and his knowledge of municipal affairs, he is well qualified for the office, and his election would be but a deserved compliment paid to one who is respected by all classes of the townspeople. NEWLY FORMED PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.—On Tuesday evening a Philharmonic Society was established for the borough of Denbigh, under the most auspicioas circum- stances. Messrs Drury and E. Roberts, with a number of townsmen, have for sometime been convinced that such a society was greatly needed. There are some excellent choirs in connection with the places of worship in Denbigh, and a successful effort is now being made to concentrate the talent of these various choirs into one good society. To make the society successful it was, of course, necessary 'that it be formed upon a broad and liberal basis, so that persons of all shades of opinion may become members. At the preliminary meeting it was agreed that Mr Felix C. Watkins, of St. Asaph, be secured as conductor; the efficient services of Mr Jones organist of the English churches, were retained as accompanist, and the following officers were elected Treasurer, Mr Drury,, North and South Wales Bank. honcrary secretary, Mr R. H. Hughos, National Pro- vincial Blink; thse two gentlemen and the following constituting the committee Messrs Harding Warner Vale Street; T. Pierce Hughes, draper; D. Williams' Crown Square Edward Mills, Castle Hill; E. Roberts, North and South Wales Bank; R. Price Roberts, Vale Street; and C. Cottom, Guardian reporter. It was confidently expected that the offices of president and vice-presidents wiil be filled by three well-known gentle- men residing in the town and district. The readiness of the local gentry to render assistance to any undertaking having for its object the moral and intellectual improve- ment of the young people of the town is well-known, and they will be appealed to (and we believe not in vain) to assist this movement by becoming honorary members, by which means they will be able to afford inflllential and financial support to the society, and already some sach assistance has been offered to the committee The inaugural meeting took place on Tuesday evening, in the magistrates' room, and the result far exceeded the most sanguine expectations of the promoters. Nearly 100 persons, all possessing more or less knowledge of music, were present, and enrolled themselves as members. They were composed, of about an equal number of male and female voices and among them were singers of considerable ability. It was decided thai the Creation" should be prepared for public pftrformance, by the society during the coming winter. The voices were found by the conductor to be sufficiently varied, and of ample strength to execute the choruses satisfactorily. Of Mr F. C. Watkin's abilities, as a conductor, we cannot speak too highly. It is, of course, a difficult task to control and direct a hundred voioes (the bulk of them having never before been brought together), but this task Mr Watkins accom- plished in a most satisfactory maimer. Mr Jones, at all times a careful and efficient performer, will of course render very important assistance as ac accompanist. It is intended to makejthe society, as far as possible, self- supporting, by fixing a graduated scale of fees for the members, and as the advantages of membership are so obvious there is no fear but that all will cheerfully. comply with tha rules in this respect. The meeting on Tuesday proved that the magistrates' room is altogether inadequate to the wants of the society and the county magistrates are to be waited upon with a view of securing the County Hall for the weekly practices, which it was announced would be held on Tues- day evenings, from half-past 7 o'clock to 9. Since Tuasday a number of young people have signified their intention of becoming members, and it is hoped that by the next meeting nearly 150 members will have been enrolled. All young persons anxious to join as members, or any of our readers who may be willing to assist the society, should communicate with the hon. sec., Mr R. H. Hughes. The leaders of the chdftrs of the various places of worship, or the most prominent vocalist therein have also been placed upon the committee, thas making it a thoroughly representative OllIe SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—A man named William Davies, j of Denbigh, fell over the rocks near the Goblin WelJ, on I Wednesday, broke his log, and seriously injured himself. POLICE COURT.—Tim magistrates present at this court on Friday were Dr. A. E. Tumour, and Captain R. Lloyd Williams, but the only business was the transfer of the license of the Star Inn, High street, to Thomas Andrew, of 7, Factory Place. Denbigh. SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETINO.—Saturday Present— The Mayor (J. Parry-Jonef, Esq,) in the chair, Messrs Thomas Gee. John Armor, T. G. Lunt, John Davies, E. W. Gee, David Griffiths, E. T. Jones, J. Harrsion Jones. Thomas Foulkes Francis Wynne, Town Clerk; Martin Smith, Treasurer; and the collector, Edward Mills.—-The meet'Jig was called for toe purpose of ar- riving at some conclusion as to the basis upon which the general district rate should be made, m which land was to be assessed at one-fourth that of house property.— Mr Thomas Gee introduced a discussion as to whether houses and buildings on land should be dealt with on the same principle as if they were houses situate in the town.—The Town Clerk read the Act applying to the subject, which states that buildings must be valued in full, and that farm buiidings depend for value upon the land that surrounds them, the correct principle being to asse-s ihe buildings at a fair interest on the capital in- vested in the builuing of them.—Alderman Gee Should we make a:jy difference between the value of buildings in the town i'—The TMW;I Obrk thought so, as they were part of the farm.—Mr T. Gee thought that ac- cording to the Act they must be assessed alike, inde- pendent of sitnation.—The Town Clerk: I should not think of valuing them the same it is left to the discre- tion of the Corporation to say the value of the buildings. If you take a farm of 100 acres you are bound to take the house and buildings thereon, although it may not be most suitable to you, and I contend the locality ought to be taken into consideration if you have accommoda- tion land, and you choose a house that suits your taste, that alters the question.—Mr E. W. Gee thought the homes ought to be assessed to tho same extent as houses in the tcwo.—Eventually the Council decided tlut no hard and fast rule could be laid down, but that every case ur.ust: be decided on its own merits; the situation, state of repair, and convenience of each class of build- ings to be taken into consideration. The Council then went into committee, and took the farms seriatim it being a long and tedious process. j SPECIAL MAGISTRATES' MEETING. I THURSDAY.—Before Dr Tumour, and Captain Lloyd | Williams. f POCKET PICKING: A DESPERATE CHARACTER,—One of the most desparute characters that has v:sited Denbigh for years was captured at the railway station, on Wednes- day. It appears that Edward O'Connor, an Irishman, had been released from gaol on Wednesday, where he had been three months for attempting to steal a gold watch from Miss Tottenham, at Llangollen station, and was apprehended after a desperate struggle at Ruabon station. Mrs Cornwallis West had instructed the governor of the gaol to pay the man's fare to Ireland, and to give the guard of the train half-a-sovereign for the prisoner's use. Instead of accepting this kind offer, he kicked up a row" at Ruthm, told the governor he was in a free country, and refused the offer of help; and so left Ruthin by a later traia. On arriving at Denbigh, he got at his old tricks, and when he was apprehended he behaved like a wild animal, kicking, biting, and striking in all directions. A struggle ensued, and it was only with the utmost difficulty and by the assistance of a number of persons that he was at length captured and locked-up. The case excited great interest throughout the town, and the court was greatly crowded throughout the hearing. Harriet Jones, Forge, Bodtari, said sbe was at Denbigh station on the previous day about 5 p.m. She then had her purse in har pocket containing 3s and two half tickets to Bodfari, and a bill. Owen Lloyd, the railway porter, asked her if she had lost anything, and after feeling in her pocket she found her purse was gone. The money was in three shilling pieces.—Owen Lloyd, railway porter, said he watched the prisoner and noticed him take a purse out of Harriet Jones's pocket. He told her of it, and with the assistance of the stationmaster and the assistant he handcuffed him, after a desperate struggle.—H. R. Williams, of the bookstall, noticed prisoner walk up to the woman, and put his hand into her pocket.—Mr Miller, stationmaster, corroborated Lloyd's evidence as to the violence of the prisoner.— Prisoner here asked the witnesses if he was drunk or sober, and they all said "sober."—P.C. Price said he searched the prisoner's pockets at the lockup and found upon him ten half-crowns, two railway tickets (from Ruthin to Denbigh, and Ruthin to Wrexham).—The prisoner, in answer to the charge, declared he was drunk, and did no' know what he was doing. He would plead guilty if the case was disposed of then.—The magistrates committed him to the Quarter Sessions. FRIGHTFUL RAILWAY ACCIDENT. As briefly stated in last week's Guardian, Mr Phillip Williams, a well-to-do farmer, residing at Llanefvdd, of which parish he was clerk, was killed on Friday last under the most distressing circumstances. Deceased was 69 years of age, was a man highly respected both at Llanefydd and Denbigh, at which latter place he was well-known in consequence of his constant visits to that I town with his teams, he being a kind of carrier from Denbigh to his own neighbourhood. He leaves a wife and family, whose grief is of the most poignant descrip- tion, and for whom great sympathy is manifested. The inquest on the body was held on Friday evening, at tlfe Infirmary, Denbigh, before Dr Evan Pierce. Thomas Bostock, engine driver (whose evidence was taken first, though out of order, to enable him to leave the station in charge of bis train), said he was marshaling the train that morning and was suddenly ordered to stop, which he did with the greatest possible speed. In doinc so he saw a man drop from between the buffers. He ran to him and found that he was dead. The guard was directing the shunting of íhe train in his proper place. George Wheway, assistant stationmaster at Denbigh station 5 years, deposed that on the morning in question there were two trucks on the line separate from the train, two being empty and one loaded. The whole train had 16 trucks attached to it. Between the first-named trucks there was a space of about half a yard. He saw the de- ceased rush across the line and go between the trucks, there was not room for him to go in the ordinary way, but he turned sideways and went thrgh. Just as he was in the act of doing so, the portron of the train at- tached to the engine shunted against the trncks in ques- tion and jammed deceased between the buffers. Witness shouted and signaled the driver to stop, and he did im- mediately the train coming to a stand in about seven yards. Deceased dropped from between the buffers, and his head fell on to the rails, so that the wheels of the truck passed over it, smashing him most frightfully. Coulu not tell whether he was dead or not when picked up. George Jones, coal merchant, said that about eleven o'clock he saw the deceased in Messrs Jones and Son' yard, having left his horses and cart on the other side of the line. Some person shouted to him to go to his horses, and he ran across the line, between the trucks which at that time were stationary. He assisted to pick him up and to see him conveyed to the infirmary. The Coroner pointed out that there was not the slightest blame attached to any of the railway officials. Deceased was getting in years, and, like most other per- sons at his time of life, did not imagine he was losing his agility, and therefore seeing the trucks to ba stationary, and being in a hurry to get to his horses, thought he could pass quickly and safely through between the trucks to save tha delay of goins; around. This, however, cost him his life, although everything possible appeared to have been done to prevent the accident. The jury immediately returned a verdict of "accidental death."
RUTHIN. IMPROVEMENTS.—In a town like Ruthin where there are so many "tumbled down old places," wrongly called dwelling houses, it is satisfactory to see a few good now houses being erected. Such building is going on near the approach to the station, and tends to greatly improve its appearance. THE GUARDIANS AND THE BREAD CONTRACT.—A good deal of talk is going on in town as to the late rejection of Messrs Jones and Son's contract for bread it being Is 6d per cwt. below that accepted. The general impression seems to be that Messrs Jones and Son have just cause of complaint. TRAMPS.—Tramps seem to be unusually numerous in this district. At a County Magistrates' Court, before Colonel Jones-Mortimer, a few days ago, John Jones, of Penllynog, was sent to gaol for 8 days 'for sleeping in an outhouse the offence being proved by P.C. Row- lands; and a companion was sent for 16 days on the information ot P.C. Lloyd, for begging in Llanynys. FOOT-AMD-MOUTH DISEASE.—The inspector of the district reported up to Saturday, that in the parishes of Llanfwrog, Llanynys, Llangwfan, Llanrhydd, and Ruthin, there were under treatment 226 cattle, 104 sheep, and 66 pigs. During the week the disease had made its appearance on five fresh farms, but three farms, previously infected, were declared free. Sixteen cattle had died of the disease. THE TOWN COUNCIL AND THE WATERWORKS COM- PANY.—At a meeting of the Council on the 20th inst., the intended application of the Water Company for the provisional order to increase their capital by £5,000 was considered, and the following resolutions were agreed to:—(1). "The draft copy of thy proposed pro- visional order of the Ruthin Water Company having been read and carefully considered at this adjourned meeting of thf Town Council, as well as at the special meeting on Monday last, and the Council having taken into consideration the reports of the late Mr Duncan, engineer of the Liverpool Waterworks, and Mr Chas. H. Baloe, of Liverpool, C.E., on the Plasy Nant brook, and the storage capacity of the reservoir required for the supply of the town (which, according to the lowest computation, should contain 9,000,000 gallons) ana haying regard to the fact that the utmost quantity which could be stored in the present reservoir and the one proposed to be made, would only be about four million gallons," (2). Re« solved unanimoasly that the Council cannot with due regard to the interest of the town, and in the face of the reports and advise of the engineers, consent to a provisional order which dees not provide for the required ttoMge." WHO IS TO BLAME?—Some weeks ago we stated that the council had granted a sum of money for the re- construction of the bridge over the railway; as the public were greatly inconvenienced by the bridge being closed. This work should have been completed by the 1st of November, but for some reason it had not even been commenced on Monday, seven days before its promised completion. Clearly there is neglect some- whqje, and the public are beginning to inquire 11 who is to blame." PRESENTATION.—Oar readers are aware that for some mont is past the friends of Mr Hugh Morris have been getting up a testimonial for him on his leaving the town. It took the form of a handsome watch and chain, and was presented to him a few nights ago at a meeting of the committee held at the Star Inn. Mr John Simon was voted to the chair, and made the pre- sentation in a suitable manner, addresses being also delivered in commendatisn of Mr Morris and of his bardic abilities, by Dr Ellis, Clwyd Bank! Rev J. James, Eos Clwyd"; Mr Walinsley, &c. A very happy meet- ing was held. THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION OF MAYOR.—Mr R. G. Ellis has refused re-election and will retire from office with the thanks of the townspeople generally for the able and dignified manner in which he has filled the chair. Two names have been mentioned as his successor, but we have every reason to believe that the choice of the Council will fall upon Councillor William Green. He has just retired from business,. and has, therefore, ample leisure to devote to the duties. He is a gentleman possessing rare business, qualifications, and would bring to bear on all matters of importance a calm and mature judgment, whilst his cuurteous and gentlemanly conduct has made him a favourite with all classes of the towns- people. We feel sure that he would fill the office with dignity and do credit to himself; the Council and the borough cannot do better than unanimously elect him to the chair. THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION.-There does not appear to be as much stir as usual over the municipal election. Perhaps this is due to the changes in the Municip 1 Elections Act. The retiring councillors are Messrs H. Powell Jones, Robert Jones (Unicorn Inn), John Hughes (Cross Keys), and Edward Edwards, ex-Mayor. The two former decline to stand again, and Mr H. P. Jones's friends have made everv effort to induce him to do so, but without success. The following are the persons nominated :-Dr W. D, Jones, John Huehes, and D. E. Davies, corn merchant, proposed by William Lloyd, draper, and David Davies, grocer; Messrs William Lloyd, solicitor, and Edward Edwards, ex-Mayor, proposed by Mr John Jenkins, and seconded by Alderman Thomas Jones; Edward Ellis, Clwyd Bank, and Edward Evans, Spread Eagles, were proposed by Hugh Jones, Star Inn, and seconded by T. H. Jones, plumber; Mr Augusta E. Davies was proposed by Mr Hugh Jones, and seconded by Dr Thomas Jones. Each nomination paper btfre the names of the eight ratepayers as required by law. On Saturday the Mayor and Town Clerk attended at the Council "Chamber to receive objections to nominations, when Mr Augusta E. Davies withdrew. There are therefore seven candidates in the field to contest four seats. Two are now in the Council-Messrs E. Edwards and John Hughes; and will very probably be re- elected. Dr W. D. Jones formerly sat in the Council, but retired to take office as medical officer. He was a good and useful member and ought to secure a seat again. Mr William Lloyd, solicitor, seeks the honour for the first time; but his father was up to the time of his death an alderman. Mr Lloyd is a man of good business habits, besides having legal training, and by position and in every other respect is well qualified for the office. The other three seek office for the first time, and will no doubt be supported by their various friends; and there is every probability of the contest being a keen one, although there is no question of interest before the ratepayers at the present time. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. MONDAY.—Present: the Warden of Ruthin, in the chair; Mr R. G. Ellis, in the vice-chair Mr Andrew Doyle, Local Government Board Inspector; Major Cornwallis West, Mr R. G. Johnson, J.P., Lieutenant-Colonel Jones-Mortimer, J.P., the Rev J. C. Davies, Derwen the Rev Henry Jones, Llanychan; Messrs J. W. Lloyd, Brookhouse David Griffiths, Evan Thomas, Llangwfan George F. Byford, Llanganhafel; H. Powell Jones, Thomas Jones, Llauynys; John Roberts, Nantglyn; John Roberts, Llanarmon; John Jones, Ruthin John Hughes, Ruthin John Jones, Clocae- nog; Hugh Williams, Aberwheeler Edward Jones, Llanarmon John Barber, Llandyrnog John Jenkins, Ruthin John Davies, &c. FINANCE AND POPULATION.—The master reported 74 inmates against 77 in the corresponding week last year; ten vagrants relieved. There was no call due. Out- relief for the past fortnight, in Ruthin district, S85 2s 6d; in Llanrhaiadr, £52 19s 6d; cheques granted for the next fortnight for EISO balance in the hands of the treasurer, XI,077 2s. THE NEW SANITARY DISTRICT.—The board, as a Sanitary Committee, held a brief discussion on the pro- posed amalgamation of the districts under one district medical officer, upon terms fully explained a fortnight ago. The following resolution was passed :—" That this Sanitary Authority desire to represent to the Local Government Board that it would conduce to the more I efficient administration of the Public Health Act if the several Sanitary Authorities of the county of Denbigh were combined for the appointment of one officer of health for the united district." AUDIT WEEK.—The Clerk stated that the auditor had fixed his half-yearly audit of the accounts of the union for Thursday and Friday of this week. The board signed cheques for the payment of the salaries of the various officers of the union. OUT-DOOR RELIEF.—An important discussion, in which Mr Doyle took part, took place on this subject. Oar space being limited, we prefer holding the report over I for next week in preference to publishing it in an abridged form.
ST. ASAPH. THE INLAND REVENUE OFFICERS for the district have opened new offices, for the transaction of their business, I at the Assembly-room of the Mostyn Arms Hotel which is in every way well suited for the purpose. VALE OF CLWYD TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.—THO teachers of the association held a meetiag, on Saturday at the boys' school, St. Asaph, when the followirlf teachers were presentMr Lloyd, Ruthin Nation!1/ School; Mr Thomas, Llanrhaiadr Mr Lewis. Henlla Mr Jones, Llandyrnog Mr Griffiths, St. George; Davies, Trefnant: Mr Owens, Bodfari; Miss Jones, Asaph Miss Roberts, St. Asaph and Mr and Jones, St. Asaph. In the absence of the chair1 (Mr Jones, Denbigh), Mr Lloyd, Ruthin, presided r Lloyd, in his address, pointed out the progress mafT the teachers during the last 20 years, and the beneøe- rived from such associations as these. It was then pried and carried, that a committee of management be f.ed, to consist of the chairman, secretary, Mr LloMr Jones, and Mr Owens, who would do all in thei^ver to draw out an attractive agenda for each meetir -^n animated discussion took place upon the desir^F establishing district examinations of pupil teach nd it was finally agreed to commence this examine that ex day month the centres being at Ruthin, Depl, and St. George or Bodelwyddan schools. Mr g;hs, St. George, kindly undertook the secretaryship he ex- animation. The following teachers kindlylertook the duties of examiners :—Mr Morris, Towyn Sraphy; Mr Lloyd, history; Mr Owens, arithmetic: Davies, Euclid Mr Griffiths, grammar; Mr Jones,adrynog, music; and Mr Lewis, algebra. It was a^ the questions be tolerably easy, to number ti on each subject, six of which be answered.'and to e4 over the whole year of apprenticeship. The teacbvere enter- tained to tea by the St. Asaph teacherz" ,Mr and Mrs Jones, Miss Richards, and Miss Jones's closed a very successful meeting. Mr Jones,;n^Sh, was appointed to represent the Vale teaci at Chester, half-yearly, his expenses to be cleared f the funds of the association. COUNTY MAGISTRATES,JRT, SATURDAY.—Before Captain Birch, ari- Price Jones, Esq. A NICE CUSTOMER.—Joseph Ch;r, bricklayer, St. Asaph, was charged by John Jorrelieving-officer for St. Asaph Union, with deser hIS wife and family. Committed to gaol for one "s hard labour. -He was also charged with assaul P°hce-Sergeant Parry. It appeared that the office^ t° apprehend him with a warrant on the abo^rge, when he resisted and assaulted the officer.Jr that little per- formance he was ordered to undi another month's hard labour at Mold gaol. A PUGNACIOUS HA.WKFR._Avr Brown, hawker, St. Asaph, was charged by P.S. cr, with hawking without a license. Defendant baIled to appear to a summons, and a warrant havlen issued against him, P.C. Jones (31) proceeded tt it into execution, when the hawker turned upon cer and assaulted him. For the assault he wrnt to gaol for one month, and for trading withe hcense he was fined 10s and costs. A DISHONEST TRAVELLI^OMPANION-—A man named Edward Ackerley, fr' neighbourhood of Wrexham, was sent to Mf101 under the following charges. Two or three dayJlously prisoner and a companion were tramping Jandudno in search of work at the marine drive. 1 called at St. Asaph to obtain refreshments, and companion, having partaken somewhat freeb liquor, dropped asleep. During this, prisoner was -vered to be pillaging his fellow traveller's bundle aJProPriating certain useful articles. Subsequently Nas apprehended on the charge. Sergeant parrylrewd officer, fancied from what he observed the prif was "wanted" on a charge of deserting from the jShshire militia. To this offence the fellow hence his few weeks lodging at the county's nse-
GWEAFFIF-LD. TESTIMONIAL.- Thds and relatives of the Rev Edwin Jones, formerlwemaffield, will be glad to learn that he has beefanted with a handsome gold watch with append.' .and a purse containing forty guineas, on his leavi* where he officiated as curate for nearly s. ^,ars* kke charge of|St. Anne's (No. 2 diatrrow*°a Heath. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—The thanksgiving services for the !ate harvest were held at Gwernaffield Church, on Tuesday. The edifice had been neatly decorated by Mrs Philips, Rhual; Mrs Cooke, Colcmendv, and Mrs Roberts, Vicarage. On the east window was the text, I am the bread of life," made of coapressed straw, on blue ground. On the altar was a pyramid of apples, with a miniature sheaf of corn on either side. The whole of the east w41. to the height of the window-sill, was adorned with trellis work of leases and corn. On the super-altar were tfce usual vasel filled with choice flowers, and above it a cross of flnvers and corn. In front of the altar was a sloping crescent of grapes, peaches, apples, &c. The lectern Vas surrounded with cut flowers, with a handsome cross n front. The pulpit, font, and altar-rails were also rtistically decorated. The English service commenced at eleven a.m., the players and lessons being read b the Rev H. Roberts, vicar øÏ the parish, and an apropriate sermon on Genesis viii., 22, was preached by he Rev. T. Williams, Connah's Quay. The hymns stig were, 223 (proces- sional), 360, 224, 370. The everfJg service commenced at seven p.m., prayers and Jessonfheing read by the Rev E. Jones, Cilcain, and an eloqent sermon, on Hosea xiv., 5 & 6, was preached by te Rev Mr Britton. of Llanelly. The words of the aiibem sung were taken from Psalm lxv., 1, 11, 13. Th singing throughout the day was all that could be desire( Mrs Roberts, vicarage, presided at the harmonium in <e mornindr, and Mr E. Evans, schoolmaster, in the evaing. Collections in aid of the funds of the Church Cl<hing Club were made at each service.
CHESR. CITY QUARTER SESSIONS.-The sessions were held on Monday at the town halljhes'er, before Mr Horatio Lloyd,, recorder. There wer,oniy four persons for trial, in two cases of felony. In larging the grand jury the Recorder congratulated thtt on the small number of prisoners for trial, but addedhat he was sorry to have to note an increase in the numlr of persons summarily con- victed in the past quarter otf the corresponding quarter of last year. Then the niber was 387, which was a gradual decrease from 586 1871, and last quarter the number was 481. He did n profess to account for these fluctuations of crime, bu expressed the hope that the increase was but temporary Referring to the legislation of the past session, he <d it was marked by the peculiarly great quantity t what he might term useful legislation.
LLAIODULAS. HARVEST THANKSGIVP SERVICES and a Confirma- tion Service were held irhe Parish Church, on Tuesdav, the 19th inst. The series of the day commenced with a celebration of the Hy Communion, in English, at eight a.m., and in Wel at nine a.m. At eleven a.m., the service was read I the Rev. J. Davies, M.A., the respected rector of th parish, the lessons by the Rev Basil M. Jones, vicar Llanfair D.C., and the Rev D. L. Thomas, the curattl the parish; The Rev Basil M. Jones delivered an eellent sermon, founded on Acts I xiv., 17. The morni. service being over, the singers partook of a capitadinner at the Railway Hotel, by Mr Roberts, Whi was everything that could be desired. At three m., the Rev J. Davies read the service, and the B( D. L. Thomas the proper lesson. After a short addrl to the candidates by the Lord Bishop of St AsapFhe Confirmation service was pro- ceeded with, whet+b°ut sixty candidates from Llan- ddulas, Colwyn, L^aen> Bettws, Trovarth, and Aber- gele were confirmf At five p.m. the members of the Sunday school ha theIr annual treat at the National School. Tea wa4s0 provided for strangers from the neighbouring paaes at the girls' school. At seven p.m. the service -9 read by the Rev D. L. Thomas, the lessons by t'Rev Basil M. Jones and the Rev S. Evans, rector (Llysfaen and a most powerful and appropriate serr1 was preached by the Rev D. Evans, rector of Balf The congregations were so large, especially in tfternoon and evening, that many bad to remain oule, as every available seat had been occupied lot., giefore each service commenced. The church was fefully decorated for the occasion with corn, flowers»'raPes> &c., by Mrs Hesketh and Miss Hesketh. GwJh Castle; Mrs Davies, the Rectory; Mrs Morris, BodJryd; Miss Beckett, Dyffryn Dulas; the Misses Char'es, Ty-Croes; Miss Duncan, Tanrallt; and Miss poan, Old Gwrych. The singers, also, did their part rairably; the rendering of the anthem, "0 Lord h manifold are Thy works" (Barnby), the hymns, psalms, would have done credit to any choir in th'R'NCIPahty. Miss Beckett and Mr Temple Jones presd at the organ.
LLANGOLLEN. POPUL ENTERTAINMENT.—The first of a series ,rof these entainments, which are to be held in the course of the wer season, took place in the Assembly-room, on Fridr¡lJvening, the 22nd instant, the chair being taken ba"jor Tottenham. The programme, which was a lJthy one, was exceedingly well sustained, the perfonr including Messrs T. Attnell, J. Sparrow, Ruabo/atnes Clarke, Richard Jones, William Hughes, A. C. iqueray, Mr Henry Hughos and party, Miss J. A. Pu3' &c- Miss Jenny Davies accompanied all the music th her usual ability, and also played a brilliant duet h Mr Sparrow, and another with her sister, Miss Kate vies. These meetings are to be held fortnightly, the feeds to be devoted to the purchase of a piano- fortr the use of the room. PETTY SESSIONS. TolAY, Oar. 26th.-Before Col. Tottenham (chair- a), Captain Barnes, Capt. Best, Major Tottenham, i G. LI. Dicken, Esq. IE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES Acr.-Mr Thomas S. prts, butcher, Llangollen, was charged by Inspector yiphreys with keeping diseased animals in a field on I Abbey Farm, the same not being properly fenced. pector Humphreys, after stating the case, called npon William Jones, Hendre Farm, who deposed that his Id was contiguous to the one held by Mr Roberts. e made several complaints to Mr Roberts Hod: hi" *eep were continually trespassing upon his (witness's) md, and ultimately he complained to Miss Humphreys. lis sheep caught the disease from Mr Roberts's. lefendant had paid him £ ?, for the tresspass. Mr .oberts stated to the beacn that he had done all in his ower to prevent the animals straying, by fencing the eld with hurdles, and otherwise fillisg up the gaps in ie hedges. Fined Xi for each animal. ANOTHER CASE.—Mr John Arthur Jones, Rhysgog, was charged by Inspector Humphreys with placing twelve infected sheep in the public highway, near Pen- trefelin. P. C. Phoenix deposed to having seen twelve sheep straying on the Ruthin road, on the 29th Septem- ber. They belonged to Mr Thomas S. Roberts, butcher. He saw Mr Jones, the defendant, and he admitted having turned them out of his field, they having strayed there. He had then just finished dressing his own sheep. Mr Jones admitted having found the sheep in his field, and having turned them out, a practice he always resorted to when he found strange sheep among his flock. Fined £ 1 for each sheep, and costs, total X12. CATTLE STRAYING.—Inspector Humphreys further charged Mr Jones with having allowed four calves, which, however, were not suffering from the disease, to stray on the Holyhead-road. The charge having been proved, defendant was fined 5s for each animal, and costs, total XI. TRANSFER OF LICENSE.—The license of the Red Lion, Bridge-street, was transferred from Mr Parry, the former tenant, to Mr John Edwards, late of Gvfelie, Llan- dynan. A few cases of an unimportant nature were also dis- posed of, and the court adjourned before the usual time of lunch.
RHUDDLAN. RENT AUDIT DINNER.—On Thursday, the rent audit on the Bodrhyddan estate was held, after which the whole of the tenants sat down, at the invitation of Capt. Rowley Conwy, the worthy proprietor, to a splendid repast. His health was drank in a bumper, and eulo- gistic speeches were made-as to his conduct as a land- lord.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE…
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the Wrexham auxiliary of the above society was held at the Town Hall, on Monday evening. In the absence of the Rev. Canon Cunliffe, who was to have presided, the Rev. J. Dixon took the chair. On the platform were also the Revs. M. Shelton and Griffith Jones, curates of Wrexham Mr Charles Hughes, the Rev. D. Roberts (Welsh Independent), Rev. Mr Thomas (Baptist), the Rev. J. A. Page, M.A. (the deputation from the parent society), Rev. S. Mees (Weslevan), and Rev. B. Williams (Welsh Presbyterian). There was a very good attendance. After prayer by the Rev. Griffith Jones, The Chairman opened the meeting by stating that he had several regrets in occupying the chair that evening, the first of which was that the Rev. Canon Cunliffe, who had been the president of the local society for more than 50 years, was unable to be present in consequence of the death of a near relative. His next regret was that the Vicar of Wrexham was unavoidably absent, having been called off to Liverpool that morning; another regret was that their excellent and esteemed friend, Mr T. T. Griffith, who had been the treasurer of the society for 56 years, was absent through illness; and his last regret was that he had to occupy that chair. Fortunately the Bible Society did not depend upon the shortcomings of the chairman; for he was glad tfc see around him gentlemen who could advocate its claims as they ought to be advocated. He called upon Mr Hughes to read the treasurer's abstract of accounts for the past year. Mr Charles Hughes, while regretting the absence of Dr. Griffith, was glad to find that he had recently given a proof of his unabated interest in the work of this society, having forwarded to its treasurer a donation of £100 in aid of the funds (applause). The total sum realised by the collection in the eight ..6 districts into which the town and its neighbourhood are divided was £82 2s 8d, being X4 Os 4d more than was collected last year. The collections by bible-boxes had fallen off somewhat last year, the total being £5 13s lid as a free contribution to the parent society. He concluded by moving that the list of subscribers and the abstract of the treasurer's accounts be printed and circulated in the usual way. The Rev. Barrow Williams seconded the resolu- tion, which was carried unanimously. The Rev. Sidney Mees next moved, That this meeting desires to acknowledge the goodness of God in the continued blessings which He has vouchsafed to the labours of the British and Foreign Bible Society; and whilst relying on Divine grace to extend still further the field of its operations, to develop its resources and blessings to those to whom God's word is precious, and to assist in diffusing its light throughout the dark places of the earth, pleads for the baptism of the Holy Spirit on all who read its sacred pages." The resolution was seconded by the Rev. Mr Shelton, and supported by The Rev James A. Page, M.A., the deputation, who, alluding to his former visits to this town, said he remembered that at the time of his first coming to Wrexham the annual income of the Britfsh and Foreign Bible Society, from all sources, amounted to £ 107,000; but now it had reached £ 222,000. At that time the issue of the Scriptures wits a million and a quarter of copies in twelve months; now it exceeded two and a half millions in the same period. There was a growth, too, in the number of languages into which the Bible had been translated. ° Then the number was something like 130; now it was 210; but the most gratifying point in the contrast was this, that when he first visited Wrexham there were important empires and kingdoms from which the agents of the British and Foreign Bible Society were altogether excluded but now, with the excep- tion of the little patch of land on which the Vatican and its surroundings stand in Rome. he did not suppose they could take a map of the world and point to a place or country in which they could say the J>ible Society could do nothing. Why, every country in Europe is open to them now. There was, however, one advantage they had in years gone by which was lacking now. The deputations had more material for their addresses, for they could tell of imprisonments for Bible reading and Bible distributing. Now we know of no such im- prisonments, except that a short time ago the Bible Society's donkey was put irk pound in Madrid and Kept there for a fortnight (a laugh); but he was glad to see that he was out again, and doing his work as well as ever. Speaking of the work of the Bible Society, he said there is a large class of people who have more sympathy with home than with foreign work, and the society "tried to meet the prejudices of such people. Last year 300 Bible women sold, in London, 11,000 copies of the Word of God. In free grants, Bibles had been given to 105 benevolent and philanthropic institutions during the past year. In every city, town, or village of any magnitude they planted a Bible depository, where anybody could procure a Bible or Testament under cost price. The society employed colporteurs to go amongst^ the navvies and the lower classes of the community, and the deputation mentioned one old servant of the society who had sold nearly a hundred thousand copies of the Scriptures. The same man sold amongst the colliers of Yorkshire close upon 5,000 copies last year. The igncrance of these people was very great, in proof of which the deputation related an anecdote of an old woman, who had never heard of the history of Joseph before it was read to her by the colporteur. The foreign work of the society was becoming increasingly interesting and important. They had only begun to scatter the seed upon the surface of the earth. The society was sending out 9.500 Bibles per day from the depository. Many of their Bibles, however, were printed abroad- and the speaker4ran over the names of St. Petersburg Copenhagen, Frankfort, Cologne, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon, Con- stantinople, Rome, Calcutta, Madras, Bombay, bhanghae, Cape Town, and Sidney, as printing stations. The deputation spoke of the progress of the work in Belgium, and stated that in that PopishJ country he had addressed larger Bible society's meetings than that he was then address- mg; and, with the exception of one or two Papists who had crept into the meeting out of mere curiosity, the audience was composed of converts from Popery. All this had been brought about by the British and Foreign Bible Society, who, since 1835, when their agents first (o nmenced to work there, had established 30 or 40 Protestant Churches. The same tale might be told of France, of Spain, and of Italy. The society was doing a great work in Germany. The Emperor of Germany was one of the best, if not the best friend the society had, and when they gave memorial testaments to the fathers and mothers who had lost their sons on the battle field, the Emperor heard of it, and send- ing for the agent asked that one might be given to him saying, "I consider myself the father of the army, and I have lost many a gallant son." He refused to have a testament differing in any respect from thosb which were being presented to the bereaved, but he paid X25 for it, and had ever since been an annual subscriber to the society to that amount (applause). Looking into their accounts, he found that on Germany, Austria, and France, the society spent last year, exclusive of the cost of packing, X40,000, the largest sum of all being spent upon Germany. The deputation re- ferred in closing to the immense number of Bibles sold by the society at the unveiling of the Luther memorial in the city of Worms. The Rev. S. D. Thomas moved, That the presi- dent, treasurer, committee, and collectors be re- quested to continue in office; and that the thanks of this meeting be sincerely tendered to them for their effectual and valuable services." The resolution was seconded by the Rev D. Roberts and adopted. Mr John James then moved the following resolu- tion That this meeting desires to express its gratitude to the late treasurer, T. T. Griffith, Esq. for his long and faithtul services extending over a period of over 50 years, during which time he has given to the Wrexham Auxiliary Bible Society so continuously his active and pecuniary support, regrets the state of his health obliges him to re- sign an office which he has fulfilled with so much Christian zeal and faithfulness." Mr James said the Bible society never had had a more active, zealous and faithful friend than Mr Griffith. He believed bf had been connected with it since 1818, and he was informed had attended every meeting, except two, since that time; making 55 annual meetings of this society which he had attended (hear, hear). They could all recollect the very touching, eloquent, and beautiful speeches he was accustomed to deliver; they had all been very much interested and instructed by those speeches; and he had often thought if those speeches were collected together what an interesting volume it would be. He spoke with peculiar feelings on that occasion; because he had been associated with Mr Griffith as one of the officers of the society for up- wards of 40 years, and he felt his abseuce read to him a very important lesson, that he himself must look to the time when the pins of his own tabernacle would be taken up, and he must leave this world. He felt that in the histcry of this Wrexham society Mr Griffith had been a very faith- ful friend. He could recollect the period when there was very great opposition to this society, when on several subjects there were grave differences of opinion, and many members and friends of the society became cool and tendered their resignations. During the whole of that period Mr Griffith was true to the society; he was the great main-spring, the great standard of the society in Wrexham, and in a short time the society got through all its troubles and became a very flourishing institution. It was with very sincere feelings of respect and regard for Mr Griffith that he moved this resolu- tion (applause). Dr Williams, in seconding the resolution, said it was a source of great satisfaction to him to be called upon to offer Mr Griffith their best thanks for the many eminent services he had rendered to this excellent society pecuniarily and otherwise. He never thought his time was better occupied than in the service of the Bible Society. It would ill become them to allow this event to pass by without recording something more than a formal resolution, but they should wish to convey to him their most cordial thanks for his many years of active service, hoping that he may still be spared, though not as their treasurer, still as a supporter of the society, and that as his health improved he might take that pleasure and interest in the society which he had done hitherto (applause). The Chairman did not put the resolution, but took it for granted that it was the unanimous feeling of the meeting. The Rev Ll. Griffith briefly replied, and said that among all the trials which the broken health of his father had brought upon him none had affected him so much as the prospect of being absent from that meeting; and he need scarcely say what he bade him say, and what he was sure the meeting could readily believe, that although he had been com- pelled to give up his official connection with the Wrexham branch of the Bible Society, his heart and his energies, as long as God spared him, would continue to be devoted to its interests. A vote of thanks to the chair ha vin, been pro- proposed by Dr Eyton-Jones, the meeting concluded with the Doxology. 0 A collection made in the room amounted to ;£9 0s 6d.