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tgal itnb public$otes. w PUBLIC HALL, W B E X IIA M THE ROY A L 1-1 A x D 13 ELL ][> I X G E R S AND GLEE SIX GEES, SEVTEMBES 2 5th A X D 2 GTII, 1 8 7 7. « ADMISSION Reseived Seats (numbered), Second Scats, 2s; Balcony, Is (jJ; Back Seats (aroaj, Is. Doors open at Seven, to commenck, at Eight; Carriages at 9.50. Tickets may be obtained, of the Misses Whitins, High-street (where a plan of the hall jjj jy ^eeD) an i ilrs Ij. iiiomas, Beilin House, Hope-stieet. ■> f»77o fcibcsmnt's §lbbrrssfs. VALE-STREET, DENBIGH. w ILLIAM Ä. NOTT, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, AND NEWS AGENT, De.3ires to inform the c'erjry, sentry, and inhabitants of Denbigh and the surrounding district that he bus just received a large and well selected NEW STOCK OF NOTE PAPERS AND ENVELOPES Of every description, which are being offered on most advantageous terms. p.(.m -Vote *>s 3-, 4?, and 5s per ream. School Stationery of all kinds. Blue Note 3s -is, and 5s per ream. Cream Envelopes, 3s Gd, 4s 6d, and 5s 6d per 1,000. ■P«fpnt Straw Paper, 2s ner ream. Blue Envelopes, 3s 6d, 4s Gd, os 6d, and Gs Gd ■RMck-Bordered Note, five quires for Is Gd. per 1,000. Sr-rtnon Paper 4s per ream. Cheap Envelopes for Circulars, 3s M per 1,000. Foolscap Paper Gs Gd per ream. Black-Bordered Envelopes, Is per 100. Convbook-* Superfine Paper, I'S per dozen. Tinted Lined Note, for home or foreign correspon- Ciphering Books, 8s Gd per dozen. deuce, five colours, five quires for Is Gd. 1104o CHURCH CUSHIONS, SEAT MATS, HASSOCKS, CARPETS, PEI/E MATS, CLUNY AND OTHER DAMASKS. Corded and Damask Silks, Orphreys, Laces, Fringes, &-c. Alter Cloths. Banners. Embroideries in Tapestry and Cross-over stitch. Altar Linen marked for working. Communion Mats in Berlin Wool. CHORISTERS' CASSOCKS AND SURPLICES. T H 0 11 A S JJ R O W N -AND g O N, MANUFACTURERS, 14, ALBERT STREET, MANCHESTER, Are paying special attention to the Furnishing of Churches, and request applications for estimates and samples. Their establishment, being situated in the middle of the manufacturing districts, offers advantages in prices and low rates of carriage. THE NEW BAPTISMAL GOWN. 1085b Jjost or Jounh. <V2 REWAED.-Lest, on Thursday September Gth on the db road from Berth Llanbedr to Kuthm, a bellow Leather Hand Bag, containing papers of no^n £ ^fdon°W the owner, labelled Colonel Maddocks, Alban. London, W. "Whoever brings the same to Berth, Llanbedr or to .„ergt. Kalds Police Station, Ruthin, North Wales, will receive the above Reward. Ruthin, 12th September, IS77. 1109e Ii^OUND A Black and Tan dog, with white marks on head, F feet, and tail. The same may be had by paying expense*. Apply. No. 8, Walnut Cottages, Rhosdau, NVrexham. It not claimed within seven days will be sold to defray expanses. Mrmfttr. A COMPETENT DEESS MAKER TV ANTED.—Apply at No. I, Hope-etraet, Wrexham. 1122b A Working BAILIFF, a single man to board in the house, is WANTED at Llwyaknottia, near Wrexham. 1081C BLAKE'S STONE BREAKER WANTED Second-hand, in good condition.—Send full particulars to H. Greene and Co., Rupert-street, Bristol. 1100b WANTED, a MALTSTER, for a 50 Measure Kiln. Must be steady ami thoroughly understand his work. A House and Garden found, allll work for summer if required. A suitable situation for an elderly person. Also, a LABOURER, for farm work, that can stack and cut fences. House and Garden found.—Apply to Robert Salmon, Fanidon, Chester. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, Jewellery, Watches, Harmo- niums, Household Furniture, &c. Agents Wanted. Enlarged Illustrated Bcoks free.—Apply, Henry May, Birmingham. 1030b f a. TO LET, FURNISHED, in the neighbourhood of Wrex- ham, Two BEDROOMS and One SITTING-ROOM, with or without LLtt,-n.tiou.tpply to Mr L., office of rhis paper. 1Q76d TTPLAND FARM.—To be LET, 4 miles from Denbigh, U well adapted for sheep, young cattle, or breeding horses,-For particulars apply by letter to Mr D. Davies, Post Office, Whitchurch, Salop. Ilu2e RHYL.—TO BE LET, a Furnished HOUSE for six or twelve months. Three reception rooms, seven bed- rooms, one dressing-room, kitchen, &c. Stabling and garden.-kpply to W. and P. Brown and Co., Upholsterers, Chester. 1094d TO LET, a most desirable Residence, close to Cefn-y-bedd Station, on the Wrexham and Mold Railway, within easy distance of Rossett and Gresford. on Great Western Railway, and within the Wynnstav Hunt district. The House is recently erected, Elizabethian style, in Freestone, contains entrance hall, library, dining and drawing rooms, study, butler's pantry, larder and domestic apartments, nine bed- rooms and dressing-rooms', top floor, three bed-rooms. The house has just been painted, &c., and is ready for immediate occupation. Outbuildings are of stone, shippon, harness- roöm, stable and couch-house. Pleasure grounds, kitchen garden and tool-bouse. Excellent water. The land and plan- tations extend to about 10, acres, and close adjoinintr are two cottages and gardens for men-servants. Apply to J. F. Edisbury, 3, High-street, Wrexham. 1075e ^rabesniim's$bbnss.es. HORSE AND TRAP FOR HIRE.—Apply at the White Horse Inn, Wrexham. 1121b A CARD., 0 W E L L B ROTHERS, '• ■>+ ENGINEERS, IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS, CAMBRIAN IRON WORKS, (Adjoining Great Western Railway Station;, WREXHAM. 10931 JOHN MORGAN, HORSE CLIPPER, "WREXHAM.— Apply to Mr Manley, the Feathers, or the White Bear -Inn, Yorke-street, Wrexhaia. llllc SUN FIRE OFFICE, LONDON ESTABLISHED 1710. HENRY F. SHAW LEFEVRE, Esq., Chairman and Treasurer. FRANCIS B. RELTON, Esq., Secretary. Total Sum insured in 1876", £ 2tS,9S0,3G7. Claims paid during the last ten years, upwards of TWO MILLIONS STERLING. All information respecting Fire Insurances may be obtained from any of the undermentioned Agents of the Society. Wmkm Mr John J^ewis ■n/nb £ h Mr John H- Jones Tilantrollen V.V. Mr Thomas Jones, Osborne House Messrs Kelly and Keene ■ Mr Henry Ciut$ £ e A Dishonest Praceice.-For the sake of extra Drone some unprincipled tradesmen, when asked for Reckitt's Pnris BI ie in Squares, substitute inferior kinds in,the same form, The Paris Blue, "as used in the Prince of Wales's Laundry," is now so universally esteemed for its splendid quality—above all other blues—that it is important to observe it is only genuine when sold in squares, wrapped up in pink paper bear- big I Rockitt and Son's name and trade mark. Refuse all bine which is not so wrapped, JOHN HEATH'S EXTRA STRONG STEEL PENS, with oblique turned up and rounded points Golden Coated, bronzed and carbonized, Suit all hands, all styles. all ages, aad all kinds of work. Over 200 patterns. Sold by Stationers everywhere in 6d. Is. and gross boxes. I he public are r^pectfuHy requested to BEWARE OF WORTHLESS IMITATIONS, ami to see that they really get John Heath s Pens. Should any difficulty arise, an assorted sample box ■will be sent per post on receipt of 7 or 13 stamps. Address jafcg Heatb, 70, Qeorge-ctreet, Birmingk* j -=-=-====-========- ^rabesmetr's âlbrmts.- Established 1836. Certificate of Honour, International Exhibition, London, 1862. H. 0GDEN & SON. Manufacturers of Useful and Artistic Furniture. ORIGINAL DESIGNS and Sound Construction at Moderate Cost. Warehouse—12G, DEANSGATE, Manufuctori/—CoRNKitooK, 807 MANCHESTER. I | NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. We cannot undertake to return rejected communica- tions, or take notice of anonymous communi- cations. Whatever is intended for insertion must be authenticated by the name and address of the writer not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. In consequence of the increasing demand up on our space we beg to say that for the future, in reporting Meetings and Entertainments, we shall give the preference to those which are considered by the promoters to be of sufficient public importance to be advertised in our I columns. Press Telegrams can be transmitted under the new postal regulations from any Postal Telegraph Office to the Guardian office, Wrexham, at the I rate of 75 words for one shilling. Telegrams l so sent must be addressed to The Editor," I and not to any person by name. They must j contain news only, and nothing in the form of a personal message. We shall feel obliged if correspondents will. at our expense, avail them- selves of this medium to transmit any late items of news.
A GRAVE GRIEVANCE. Mr Osborne Morgan has been at it again. Like a priggish schoolboy who lets it be known that he spends the holidays in study, so Mr Morgan will not rest and be thankful during the Parliamentary recess, but desires to shew his party that to toil for them is his delight. Rather than be quiet in the autumn holidays j he prefers to make speeches and to raise the wind which he hopes will blow his Burials Bill into a law. And, as he is desirous to gain the hearty support of so powerful an ally as Mr Gladstone, he went out of his way to give the eccentric ex-Premier a pat on the back, trust- ing to be repaid with interest when next the Burials Bill is introduced to Parliament. Mr Morgan and Mr Gladstone ought to have sym- pathy with each other, for they are both championing a cause of infamous and greedy aggression. Mr Gladstone has espoused the cause of "Holy Russia" grasping at territory to which she has no just' claim, and Mr Morgan espouses the cause of infallible dissent, infidelity, and radicalism, grasping at the possessors of the Anglican Church. Yet, not a decade ago, the same infallible, unalterable, and high-principled party, which finds an ap- propriate mouthpiece in Mr Morgan, was pro- testing that it desired none .of the possessions which it now angrily claims. Whence comes; such a sudden turning of the coat of the. whole] party? The explanation is in its pocket. Ten years ago Dissenters, infidels, and Radicals, had to pay rates for the maintenance of the church- 1 yard. They did not like paying the rates, aud < so they protested that they did not %-ant to use i the churchyard. They pointed to their own 1 cemeteries and abundant chapelyards, which 1 they said satisfied ail their modest require- ments. They only desired to be left in peace 1 and not troubled for payment of a churchrate, a and they raised the une-sounding cry, Let each one pay for his own. Let churchmen pay for their churchyards, and let Dissenters pay fcr their chapelyards, and then it will be 80211 what peaceable contented folks Dissenters are when this last grievance is removed. The churchrate is tlia last rag of religious in- equality only let it be done away and you will see what model citizens Dissenters arc. Harmony and good-will will flourish all around, whilst strife and envy shall flee away." Such was the voice of the charmer, charm- ing never so wisely. And churchmen listened, approved, and assented. Churchrates wre abolished. When, lo! the infallibles and un- alterables and high-principled ones suddenly discover that the last grievance was the last but one, or two, or twenty. The la3t rag of inequality when torn away revealed another rag—at least Dissenters and Radicals cried out that they saw another, though it was invisible to the rest of the world. The newly discovered grievance was that they found they wanted the churchyard which they had just before been protesting that they did not .want. And what did they want it for ? Not for the burial of their dead; oh nj, they have plenty of chapel- yards and cemeteries for that purpose. But they suddenly found that they wanted the churchyard in order to carry out an old scheme of theirs for pulling down the Church. When they were protesting that they did not want the churchyard their minds were so pre- occupied with the one great idea of escaping the payment of a trifling rate that they quite forgot the other great idea of destroying the Church. But as soon as the churchrate was abolished, and their minds were eased from that overwhelming pecuniary anxiety, they began to perceive that they had made a mistake in their tactics of destruction. To have renounced the churchyard was an error for, in order to pull down the Church, they must first take possession of the very churchyard from which they had just withdrawn. In this predicament what was to be done ? Should they acknow- ledge that the abolition of churchrates was an error and plead for their re-imposition ? Never, for Radical Dissent is infallible and acknow- ledges no errors. Having blundered so far the Dissenters determined to brazen out their blunder dishonest impudence had served them well on previous occasions and would serve their purpose now. Moreover, whatever blunder they had made in abolishing churchrates, it had the consolatory merit of being a blunder which saved their pockets. The Dissenter's pocket is his tender point—so tender indeed that he often thinks it is his conscience: he is never con; scientiously aggrieved except when his pocket is touched, or when he is hindered from plundering or persecuting the Church. This sort of conscience proved most convenient and useful in the predicament in which the Radical Dissenting party found themselves placed after the abolition of churchrates, for it enabled j them speedily to turn their £ oat, and face round upon the Church, and, with the im- pudence of unblushing dishonesty, demand a share in the churchyard which they had just before been protesting that they did not wish for and ought not to be made to pay for. When first the demand was urged a few whispers might occasionally be heard amongst the less immoral of the party that, in that case, churchrates ought not to have been abolished, But these whispers were soon silenced, and if there were any Dissenters so scrupulous as to feel qualms about keeping in their pocket the money which inconsistency ought to have been paid as a churchrate, they eased.their scruples by sending it as a subscrip- tion to the Liberation Society, and then turned with a light heart to swell the cry for admission gratis to the churchyard. The Radical party, knowing well the dishonesty of a new claim, and being blessed with considerable inventive- ness and effrontery, set to work to enlist public sympathy and arouse popular feeling by sensa- tional tales of burial grievances. The tales never bore investigation, but they were trumped up one after another notwithstanding, and diligently circulated with every sort of embel- lishment by the Dissenting and Radical press of the country. Thus some effect has been produced so much dust has been thrown into the 'eyes of tan archbishop and couple of bishops that they blindly stretch forth their hands imploring dissent to lead them whithersoever it will. Mr Osborne Morgan may well be proud of his episcopal proselytes and, if an archiepiscopal benediction could convert iniquity into equity, and wrong into right, Mr Morgan might justly be proud of his cause. But no number of bishops can redeem a bad cause -from its badness, and no number of dissenting grievances, however cleverly dressed up and however widely circjjl. ated, can alter the fundamental dishonesty of the position now occupied by the Radical dissenting party who are clamouring for admission to the churchyard. The fact cannot be forgotten that, not ten years ago, they said they did not with to use the churchyard, and on that plea they obtained the abolition of the churchrate. So manifestly bad is Mr Morgan's cause that it is no wonder he should tout assiduously for Mr Gladstone's patronage. The ex-Premier is so eccentric a statesman that the very infamy of Mr Morgan's measure may appear to him as a shining recommendation. Nevertheless these two worthies put together, with the Archbishop and Lord Harrowby into the bargain, will not succeed in passing the oppressive and unjust Burials Bill of the j member for Denbighshire, if only churchmen DO true to their duty, and if a love of justice: e still characteristic of the British nation.
• ( Thd. Princo of Walfis and suite visited the Globe 1 Fheatre on Thursday night to witness of Stolen Kites ( i
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NOTES OF THE WEEK. ) < Some useful information is to be found in the Statistical Abstract relative to our wheat supply. It appears that the imports of wheat and whent meal and flour into the United Kingdom in 1876 are returned at cvrt., namely, Gwt. of grain," and 5,959,821 cwt. of meal and flour, to which last item an addition is made on the principle that one cwt. of wheat Hour is equal to H cwt. of wheat in grain, so that the total is shown in weight of grain. This total is a larger quantity than in any year except 1875. Of the total no less than 22,223,403 cwt. came from the United States, being more than in any year except 1874 and 1875. The import from Russia in 1876 reached only 8,911,788 cwt., a quantity smaller than in any of the preceding- ten year? except 1874, and only about, half the quantity of 1872. The Statistical Ab- stract" does not distinguish the amount of wheat imported from Australia or. from India, but these sources of supply are rising into importance. Mr Juland Danvers, Government Director of the Indian Railways, observes in his railway report that it would hardly have been thought possible twenty years ago that a granary for England would have been found in the valleys of the Ganges, Jumna, and Indus, but notwithstanding their distance from a seaport, we have seen during the last two years a rapidly increasing production of grain in the provinces watered by those rivers, and a large I export trade springing up. In 1871 the export of wheat was 248,522 cwt.; in 1876 it was 5,583,336 cwt., which was sent chiefly to England. Mr Danvers says when the fibres of Russia were denied to us during the Crimean war, India stepped in and supplied us with jute, and has continued to do so to an increasing extent ever since. The same may now happen with respect to wheat, barley, &c. A country with a soil and climate capable of pro- ducing corn, tea, and tobacco, as well as coffee, opium, sugar, indigo, and cotton, must possess powers which, with the assistance of regular and cheap transport, will be ready to meet any demand that may be made upon it. Mr Osborne Morgan was trotted out, inBrymbo Park, on Monday last, before a crowd of yokels from Bwlcbgwyu, and other the like centres of in- telligence, by a small clique of local agitators, whose opportunity for acquiring notoriety are somewhat limited. As Mr Morgan is, what is called in America, a "onc-oss politician," he, of course, could only be exhibited in coEiiection with his own idea—the necessity of granting to Dis- senters what is denied to Churchmen, the right of burying the dead with what service the officiating minister may think proper. The consequence of this liberty, if granted, would be to have one ser- vice for the rich and another for the poor—a Christian service for the minister's friends, and a Pagan burial for the minister's enemies. This opens a fid for man to play at Small Pope in our graveyards, "which an enlightened England is scauoely likely to accord to ministers ot any de- nomination whatever, in the nineteenth century. Before any minister will be permitted to bury in our national churchyards it must be known what service he is going to use; and to this service, and to no other, must he be tied, whether the deceased contributed handsomely to the Church plate, or whether he was a backslider in the matter of chapel due's. Here lies the kernel of the nut. What form of servi.ee do Mr Osborne Morgan's friends intend to substitute for the Church Service, if per- mitted to officiate in- a churchyard ? Let us see their proposed service, and, when approved, let Disseuting ministers, like Church ministers, be tied down to its sole use. Surely no enlightened nation, in these years of grace, will open burying grounds to the favoritism, and the profits possible out of favoritism, which must inevitabiy follow the adoption of an extempore burial service. If every- one is free to enter our churchyards in order to exhibit either bis talents, his tenets, his tastes, or his antipathies, why an English churchyard will soon be as free as Coicyra.—Elcuthera hee kerhira ches hopou thelcu (The churchyard i3 free, and us will please we). The adoption by Dissenters of a form of burial service to be approved by Parlia- ment, is an imperative step to be taken antecedent to any serious discussion by serious statesmen of Mr Morgan's proposal. He onlý asks for re- ligious equality." If he really wants it, let his friends draw out a form of prayer, as the Church people have done, and submit it for State ap- proval. When Dissenters have got this fixed State service, properly debated aud approved by the nation in Parliament, they will have placed themselves in a position to ask for equal rights with Church clergymen. As the question now stands, it is a sufficient answer to Dissenters that, u Churchyards are no places wherein to make hay." Although no one would seriously think of replying to a "one-oss" politician of Mr Osborne Mor- gan's type, yet we cannot help drawing attention to such random nonsense as that contained in the following sentence:—11 Could seven, or seventy times seven, Obstructionists have defeated the Irish Church Bill ? Yes, of course they could, for the simple reason that 490 would be an over- whelming majority of the House of Commons. But perhaps it would be somewhat unfair to test political mooning by any hard rules of figures or facts. And yet there is much method in Mr Osborne Morgan's mooning. Having belardtd Mr Gladstone to the full of his "one-oss" power, he also had a kind word for that admirable leader, Lord Hartington." Surely one or other of these two great men will get to the top of the tree in time. Although working on such distinct tacks, it is well they should know that they both stand high in the estimation of the hon. member for the County of Denbigh—which is saying much.
Horal WriDS. WREXHAM DEANERY CHURCH ASSOCIATION.— The next chapter meeting will be held at the Savings Bank, Wrexham, on Tuesday, October'2nd, at four o'clock, p.m. THE CHORAL FESTIVAL of the Wrexham Deanery Choral Union is to take place on Tuesday next in the Parish Church when Archdeacon Morgan will preach. We hope there will be a large congregation as the Union is deserving of every encouragement. CHESTER RIFLE PRIZE MEETING.—This meeting took place on the Sealand range, about two miles from Chester, on Thursday andEwday in last week. The targets and conditions were Wimbledon, 1877. In the "all-comers' competition, five shots at 200 and 500 yards, Corporal H. Jones (1st D.R.V) made 43 points—the highest being 45—and took the seventh prize, £1. JURY LISTS.-—The lists of persons liable to serve as jurymen for the current year were fixed on the church doors on Sunday week, and will be exhibited for another Sunday, in order that the ratepayers who are sixty and upwards, and other persons exempted, may claim exemption by applying to the parochial authorities to have their names removed. Unless they exercise the right the inhabitants will have to attend when summoned, notwithstanding they are beyond the specified age. CHANGE EINGING.—On Monday evening last the Society of Change Ringers of Wrexh £ m rang on the Parish Church bells 2,520 Grandsire Tripks, con- ducted by Mr E. Rowland, and they rang them in one hour and forty minutes. The ringers were :— Treble, Charles Rogers; 2, R. W. Evans, 2; 3, Joseph Edisbury; 4, Thomas Baylev; 5, Edward Bethell; G.Thomas Roberts; 7, Edward Rowland tenor, James Kendrick. This was the society's first half peal. EXCURSION ON THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. —The excursion season is now drawing to a close ind the travelling public will soon loose the advan- tages of cheap trips to the seaside and other places. The last excursion to Weymouth will be run to-day, illowing a stay there on the Channel Islands (if iesired) of seventeen days. On Monday week an jxcursion will run to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton, Exeter, Tor- quay, Plymouth, Truro, Ealmouth, Penzance, and )thu stations on the South Devon, Cornwall, and tVest Cornwall Railways, allowing a week's stay. Dn the same day there will bean excursion (return- ng on Sept. 21st) to Birmingham and London. 1 THE AAMCULTUEAL Snow AT D^XBIGH.—The railway companies have ari'acged to give special facilities to those desirous of attending this .show at Denbigh next, Wednesday. THE SEWAGS FARM.—-On- Tuesi"<v b.sh, IL ifody- weno Sewage Farm and the new man..re works were visited by the French Consul resident at Liver- pool, for the purpose of reporting thereon to his Government. STANSTY SCHOOL BOAID.-As three candidates only have been nominated for this board, which consists of live memoers, the returning officer, Mr J. Oswell Bury, has notified to the Department and received their reply, which directs that he will on the day fixed for the election, 17r.h inst., publish a list of the three persons nominated, and transmit a copy of the same to the Department, on receipt of whiVii My Lords" will communicate with the clerk of the board (Mr John Jones) respecting the filling up ot the vacancies of the board. Miss BEECH'S M.FTIRIAOJE.—The following is a list of the presents omitted in last week's- Guar- dian Mr and Mr T. II. Jones and Mr and Mrs Brigoht-Chilla ùe¡,¡s8rt st'rviCLJ. Mr Lay born-Fan, croiim-coloured satin, and black ostrich feathers. Mr aud Mrs Humphreys—Photograph stand for table in purple velvet. Air Edi.-iloury-Perfiirii, Mrs Edwards—alt cellars. Tbe Misses Poyser—Photograph album. Mrs Godfrev-OrtiLwoutal chmaiaatch box. Mrs Ward—Claret jug. Mr and Mrs G. Blissett—Silver cake basket. Mrs Patterson—Prayer Book. William Edwards—Glass buiter dish. Mrs Pugh—Blue glass vases. THE PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL TO MR PHILLIP YORK E.-Yester(lay (Friday) morning, the com- mittee for carrying out the arrangements in con- nection with the presentation of a testimonial to Mi- Phillip Yorke, of Erdditr, cn the occasion of his marriage, met at. the Guildhall under the presidency of the Mayor (Mr Alderman Beirne). There were also present :—the Rev. D. Howell, vicar Mr Tench, Or Burton,' Captain Godfrey, and Messrs E. Smith, Y. Stracimn, Pryce-Jones, T. Williams and the hon. secretary, Mr J. W. M. Smith. Mr Scotcher, jeweller and silversmith, High-street, at- tended with an handsome silver epergue and candel- abrum which had been ordered by the committee, of the value of about GO guineas. It was stated that Mr and Mrs Phillip Yorke were expected to return home on Tuesday next, and it was decided that the hon. secretary should wait upon Mr Yorke on Wednesday morning to know when it would be convenient for him to receive the testimonial. It was also resolved that the presentation should be made at a luncheon at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, together with an iilumiuated address the draught- ing of which was entrusted to the Town Clerk. The committee then adjourned tiliWedneJHay afternoon, when it is hoped the liaal arrangements will be made. WREXHAM BOAlm CF GUARDIANS.—The usual weekly meeting or the board was held on Thursday, when there were present Captain Grimth-Boscawen (chairman), Mr A. W. Edwards (vice-chairman), Li.jut.-Colonel White, and Messrs J. H. Ffoulkes, J. Burton, R. O. Burton, J. D. Beard, Maurice Hughes, J. LL Thomas, E. Rowland, S. T. Bauyh, J. Beale, W. Joaes (Brytnoo). The Clerk read a letter which he had received from Mr h. T. Brown, hon. secretary of the training ship Clio," for Norti- Wales, city of Chester, and border c-jimties, stating thattliey did admit boys other than those com- mitted by the justices under the Industrial Schools Act, but only on payment of £ 20 per annum, as per enclosed amended circular. His former circular was, therefore, null and void, as they could not take boys from boards of guardians on the terms therein mentioned.—Colonel White said the Ciio" was called the only industrial school between Bristol and Glasgow," so it was not a training ship at all. —The Clerk stated that X20 a-year was twice the amount it costs to keep a boy in the workhouse. An estimate for the furnishing of the new schools, auiouutiug to = £ 150, was presented and passed. The number of inmates for the past week was given as 248, corresponding week last year 217, last week 244; vagrants, G3; imbeciles, 36; chools-boys 2G, girls 31; receiving industrial training—boys 8, girls 13. THE VOLUNTEER COMPETITION AT WYNNSTAY.— The proceedings in connection with this competi- tion not concluded when we went to press last week. After luncheon there was a variety of athletic sports, including fiat races, walking races, high jump, and the H tug of war," the competition being open to every efficient member of the battalion. The stewards were Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart, M.P., Major West, Captain Yorke, Captain Adams, Captain Lloyd Williams, and Captain and Adjutant Conran. Starter, Lieutenant Angher, 2ud Denbigh; judge, Lieutenant Evan Murris, Wrexham, the results were as fullerw:- 120 yards flat raoo—1st heat. Private Jones. Wrexham 2nd heat, Corp I. Benhigton, Kaaliou; 3rd heat, Private 11. Edwards, Wrexham 4th host, Private Bowen, Ruabon; 0th hnat, Private Jewiit, "Wrexham 6th heat. Private Slawson, Wrexham. Final lieat. 1st, Private H. Edwards, Wrexham 2ud, Private Boweii, Huaboii; Private J owitt, Wrexham. High jump. First Y, I second 10s.—Private Jewitt, Wrex- ham, 1st Private rf. Davies, Wrexham :!¡;d. TeG OF WAU-TEN MEN EACH SIDE. 1st heat—Gworsy'.lt beat Llangollen. :ind" 1st Denbigh beat 2ud tiquad Wrexham. I*, I Cliirk beat Kuabon. 4th iztitiiiii I)Cat kvr,!Nllam. r'1 h icuiiiiu :>eat Chirk. Cth Gwer.-yllt beat Denbigh. 7Lh Gwersylit beat lluthiu. Sir Watkin being much pleased at the manner in which the 2nd Denbigh Volunteers (Ruabon) went through the evolutions, and the complimentary terms in which the inspecting officer spoke of them, said he thought they were worthy of a prize, and 1 stated his intention to send them a cup when he next weufc up to London. The announcement tvas received with cheers by the iiuabomtes. The result uf the day's proceedings highly delighted tha e Wrexham company, who, on their return to town, carried Sergeant-Instructor Jones through the streets on their shoulders. Proceeded by the band, which played See the conquering hero comes," they repaired to the Old Swan Inn. Abbott-street, and drank out of the cup. Hundreds followed the proeession, and not a little amusement was created at the spectacle of Sergeant Jones on the shoulders of two men. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this committee was held on Wednesday, when there were present: Alderman Jones, chairman; Aider- men Beale and Owen; and Councillors Shone, Lloyd, and Baugh.—The surveyor presented n plan of the two fields purchased by the Corporation, laid out in lots for sale, for building purposes. Mr Shone pointed out that this plan/so far as related to the first field, was in direct contravention of the course taken hitherto, in accordance with the pro- posai made by himseif and adopted by the Council, when they appointed a new streets committee. The proposition was that the land in the second field only should be sold. The Town Clerk said at the last meeting of the Council, at which Mr Shone was not present, the proposition was enlarged so as to include the two fields in the plan. Mr Shone made a further explanation, and said it seemed to him that advantage had been taken of his absence to overthrow the work of the committee and carry out Mr Lloyd's plan in toto. If they did so they would be committing a very great blunder. Mr j Lloyd said it was not his plan he had never seen ti it before. Considerable discussion followed, and it was decided to defer the matter to a special meet- ing.—Mr J. Llewellyn Williams reported that there had been during the past month 25 births, 12 males and 13 females, being at the rate of 30 per thou- sand. Thirteen deaths had occurreed, which at approximate census of the borough for the present month, which was exactly 10,01)0, was at the rate of 156 per thousand per annum, the rate in the corresponding period of 18;6 being 23. There had been seven deaths of children under 12. Attention was called to the sanitary state of a house in Tuttle- street, belonging to Mr Cross, and occupied by a person nam^d Kelly. Mr Higgins added"that the case was a very bad oue, and he had also to com- plain of overcrowding in the same house.—Mr Higgins reported that the receipts from the Smith- field were:—August 16th, £ 9 16s Id; Septemb-ri 6th, £ 9 10s lid. The Chairman called attention I) a disparity in the number of animals sold by Mr P. Lloyd as given by him in the local press and as paid for to the collector. Mr Higgins said he had written to Mr Lloyd, applying tor the difference, 6s Id, between the number paid for and that given, to which he had replied that he wished he might get it." In reply to Mr Lloyd, the inspector said he was satisfied that Mr Frank Lloyd paid for all the animals really sold. After some discussion, the matter dropped. A letter was read from Messrs Bajdey and Bradley, Advertiser Office, stating that having made internal alterations in their office, they did not intend building on the ground which the award of Mr Horatio Lloyd had given them, until the expiration of their present lease, and wished to know .whether the Council would recognise their right to build up to the boundary liue then, or wnether they would be required to j fence it in, in order to preserve'the right.—Mr' Alderman Owen thought they had better leave the matter on the award.—Mr Shone, however, thought that it would only be courteous to send a written reply to the letter, saying the Council would abide by the award and he a.oved a. resolution that this be done.—The Towh Clerk said he thought Mr Bradley woYiid be satisfied if he saw him and told him verbally that the Council would not take Of Mr Owen proposed that • the communication be verbal,'as suggested by the Town Clerk, and this being seconded by,Mr Alder- man Beale, was by three to-two.—-Xo o.thcr business of interest came before the meeting. 1ST. D.U.V.—The annual rifle competition for this company will take place at the Erddig H.ange, on Tuesday next. ° BIDDINGS AND RECITALS.—On Monday evening' Mr Gastavas Kiibngworth will give his dramatic readings and recitaiy from Shakespeare," in the Public Hail.—On Wednesday- and Thursdav Ih?xt m the same room, Mr B. Sheridan, of the Prince of Wales s Theatre. Warrington, will apr>ear in the play of East Lynne and •< The Factory Girl." He has immense tr;ig:e powers and is said"to be a. vcy clover burlesque actor. THE VOLUNTEEKS AT ALDERSIIOT.—The follow- ing report has been received by Lieut.-Coicn.-l Sir W. W. Wynn from Colonel Vickers:- 2nd City of London Ritles, 1J, Barolo-tt Buildrass, Holbom C-rcu; have the honour to inform you wi:h re-a-d To the contingent from your regiment, which formed parr of the l'rovisional Battalion my command at Aldershot, 4th to 11th of Augiwv that I was very much pleased with their teaul"e?3' and discipline. The officers, Cantain Lionel W ilhams, Lieuts. Morris. T. B. Williams, and Eooerts, gave ma every support and discharged their duties to my satisfaction. Riajor-Greueral Hon. 1<\ Thesiger, C.B.. who the battalion, e^ressed JiHii V exceptional steadiness in comuaiiy drill shown by uoth companies.—1 have the honour to be sir, your obedient servant, CUTIIBERT TICKERS, Lieut.-Col. 2ND C.R.Y. The Officer Commanding- 1st A.B. Denbigh Eifle Volunteers, Kuabon, September 7, 1S77. MR BRANDRAM'S SHAKESPERIAN RECITALS On Tuesday evening, a large and respectable audience assembled at the Town Hall, Wrexham, to near Mr S. Brandram, M.A., give one of his celebrated Shakesperian recitals, the play selected hnno- "Tho Merchant of Venice.' Thl cLir was takeuVsk R. d. Cunliffe, Bart. Those who expected a treat on this occasion were not dissappoiuted. A3 a feat 0: memory alone, putting aside for the moment the rapid cnanges of voice, attitude, and expression it is simply marvellous and when we remember ti'iat Mr -tfrandram llas stored in his capacious memory other plays of the great dramatist our wond-r and admiration arc increased. After hü. ving hecu-d tnis gentleman's admirable rendering of Shakespeare's masterpieces, we shall find n, new and peculiar interest iu The Merchant of Ynwe." One will learn toadmiie more the lovely Portia, as witty as beautiful, who delivers her lovers friend from the clutches of Shylock the Jaw the noble disinterestedness of Antouia, the merchant, in con- senting to be bound by such a hard bond for the sake of his tnend; while the usurious and vindictive Israelite will be far more vividly impressed upon our memory utter hearing the masterly pourtrayal of his character by Mr Brandram. Th» sparkling- wit and humour which ran through the whole composition flashed forth from the rapid dialoug-es. and these the reciter gave with so much ease and fidelity that Iiie various characters appeared to live and breathe before the audience. We truct as the chairman hinted at the close of the recitation, that Mr Biandraih will be induced to re-visit Wresham at no distant period; and we can promise him as good an audience as that which listened whim with so much erat ill cation on Tuesday evening.
jBOKOCuH PETTY SESSIONS.
BOKOCuH PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY.—Betore T. C. Jones (chairm v" A. W. E iwards,Esqi- MATEmroXlAL BLISH. John Lacy was brought dp in castod" bv P C Owens, charged witlrbeiug drunk and disc- ierlv on triclay night at the Bull Inn. J Defendant appeared in the dock with a ltrge piec- of sticking plaister on the left side or hi3 fkee but otherwise he had every appearance of a re--ject* able working man. Tne sum 18s 6J was found upon him. Harriet Jones declared that it was all rhe bnlt of "that gentleman's missus," and- in ^lamina- matters deposed that she and mistress were at. th BuJl Inn, Abbott-street. They were sitting there talking and laughing. Defendant, however, slioi, ly appeared on the scene, and his wife went up to him, and struck him in the face with an eg CUD. Dereudaut waa not drunk, and was going to busiress His missu." then went away, but witness couid not say Wiit-re. It was about a quarter to ten. ran a yard. his wÏi8 but witness did not see him strike ner. Sue (witness., did nut know whether nis wire ran into the pubiic^ioase. By derendant: Tne policeman was sent for. The miSSUS Bt"ut me, so that either you or she should be put out. In answer to the Bench, witness said they were frigntened to death lest there should be a row It occurred before shutting up time. The real cause of her fetching the police was the wife doino- ivhat she did. Defendant had had a "drop" but was not drunk. Examination continued: Witness did not hear defendant threaten his wife at all. He was stDoking his pipe quietly in the kitchen when the noliceman entered with her (witness). His wife was there, and they then had words. By defendant: I did not see you lift your hand, but 1 did see you chase her. F.C. Owen stated that this affair occurred at about, half-past tin, and information was received that the defecdant had fallen out witn his wife He went there and saw the defendant sitting in the kitchen. His wife came up and said she had ill-used, and wanted her husband taken into custody. Ihe ueiendanfc spat in his wife's face and in witness's, who had las eye filled. He'told aciendant that sort- of thing would not do. The couple afterwards went to the door, and the wife went into the street. Defendant here called kis better half a rotten cow." He was drunk and very abusive at. one police-station o the msoector He had a «.«,!» of ,uila i„ hia oeiug searched took out a bunch, ramround the room, and was very violent. The defendant was witness was indeed sorry to say, the most violent man he had had to deal with since he had been stationed at Wrexham, lie was ultimately searched and, besides nails, had.£7 18s 6d on hi", person. P.C. arne spoke as co the state or the defendant previous to tins affair. He was drunk, but his feviutMico wus not rtvoi:iut to tlio caso. Defendant, ia a most excited manner, oiivrod !lim 103 6J MoNDAY.-Before. T. C. Jones, Esq. (chairman), and T. Painter, Esq. A CONDEMNED HABITATION. Patrick Higgins was charged with occupying a house unlit for habitation, after the expiration of notice to quit. P.O. Dickin proved the service of the summon* Mr Smith, borough surveyor, stated tnat some five montns ago several houses were declared by -he authorities t:> be unfit for habitation. Tir-ee months were allowed for these places to be vacated, and all had been left but the defendants, whose order expired on the 27th June. Mr Higgins, inspector of nuisances, swore that he posted a copy of the notice on the house. Defendant said he paid 4s 6d a week for the house, and could not get another. Ultimately he promised to go out in a fortnight, and an order was made to that effect. THErr OF WOOD. Eilen Smith, Bridget Lee, and Martha. Xeale were charged with stealing a quantity of timber the property of Mrs Clarke, of Gatefield" Edward Jones, gardener to Mrs Clarke, said he made up a feuce in the garden under his care, and it was removed. He could recognise the pieces of wood, which were of the value of 4s. He heard piicouois confess having tcikeu the wood. P.C. O'vens said this was 0n the ,8th inst. He saw the defendants smashing the timber, and he told them he should have to charge them on sus- picion with stealing it. One of them f" mercy, confessed the theft, and said saTwould not do it again. Neither of the defendants wished to say anything ia answer to the charge. They were all fined 10s 10.1, including costs and damage, an i a week was allowed for payment; in default, seven days. CHARGE OF STEALING PIPIG, John Jones was charged with stealing about a yard of lead piping, on Tuesday, the 5ch m** the property of Charles Hxley, Prosecutor-stated that he saw the prisoner cut- ting a. piece of pipe, and he went away. Ultimately he (witness) went to Rhosduu, met the prisoner, and askqd him if he knew anything about the lead, and 11. replied that he did not. A policeman was tnen sent for. Samuel Siddon stated that he saw prisoner a piece of lead something similar to the pice- pro ouced. He did not see prisoner take the piling-. The lead was found at the Victoria The landlord of the Victoria Inn stated the prisoner came to his place for a glass of brJ-r, He was a.sked to put a pipe to his beer-engine, and after- wards went out. Wnen he came back, nrisAUf-r wa8 there with the piping, which he put on the ^n^iae. vY itness thought he was doing it for Mr As lucre was a doubt- in the case, as the rrrVsoner had worked for Mr Huxley, he had the b:>nt of ii, and was consequently dismissed. ASSAULT. Mary Burke was charged with assaulting Honor Lriilaa, on the 4ta mst. Honor Griffin said that the assault consisted of a biow with a stick, which was produced; it wsffc aocvat, a roor round, and a yard and a half long. Defendant said that prosecutrix gave her t"