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IJtøttttt firtBSS WELSHPOOL FAIRS.—The Town Council of Welshpool hive resolved to endeavour to establish butter and cheese fairs in that town. THE RUSSIAN SICK and WOUNDED.—The Duke of W stminster has joined the committee of the Russain Sick and Wounded Fund, and forwarded a subscription ELLKSMERE LOCAL BOARD.—Mr May has been appointed surveyor, at a salary of .!15, and Mr Green inspector of nuisances, at a salary of £10, under the Ellesmere Local Board. XORTH SHROPSHIRE AGRICULTTT&AL SOCIETY.—This society he'd its annual exhibition at Market Drayton, on Tuesday last. The weather was moat most unfavourable and the show a pecuniary iailure in consequence. TJie exhibits were extremely good. RAILWAY APPOINTMENT.—Mr James Binger, of the London and North-Western Railway Companv, Chester, and eldest surviving sou of the late Mr T. O. Binder, has been appointed to an important position on the Madras Railway. Mr Binger started for his new shere on Wed- nesday overland. MARRIAGE OF LADY BEATRICE GBOSVENOR.—The Chester Courant understands that the marriage of Lady Beatrice Grosvenor, second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, to the Hon. C. Cavendish, son of Lord Cheeh^m, will be solemnised at Eccleston Church, the early part of November next. Commissions.—Royal Carnarvon Militia.—The under- mentioned sub-lieutenants to he lieutenants :—H. W. Lovett, F. W. Turner, H. E. Buchanan-Riddell.— Montgomeryshire Yeomanry :—Major C. W. W. Wyan to be lieutenant-colonel. The under-mentioned sub- lieutenants to be lieutenants:—H. Lloyd, A. W. W. Wmn, W. J. Luxmore. SALE or THE FRONFELIN ESTATE.—The residential estate of Fronfelm, situate in the parishes of Talyllyn and Llanwrin, announced for sale by Messrs Dew and Son at the Lion Hotel, Machynlleth, on the 31st of August, was sold for £ 7,090, exclusive of timber, to Mr Thomas Andrews. The estate contains 5S0 acres, and is situated in the valley of the Dulas. BURSTING OF A LOCOMOTIVE BOILER.—On Tuesday morning, just after the train from Shrewsbury, on the Great Western line, entered the station at Oakengates, the boiler suddenly blew up, scattering hot water, steam. in all direction*. Verv fortunate!* the p wt-re about to enter the train and +hp srattoa OfSf-c.rjj.ed h j irv hut the driver, An'hrmy Putter, W'1< '0 burnt a>id s-alded that he not expected to i- cover. The stoker was also badly burnt. THE NORTH WALES TRAINING SHIP.—The certificate of the Home Office for the reception of 200 boys under the 14th. 15th, and Hth sections of the Industrial Schools Act has been granted. The "Cleo" is now ready to receive that number of boys, and she is the ouiv industrial school-ship between Bristol on the South an 1 Glasgow on the North, we hope soon to hear of the full complimeat of boys being received, so that the b.-snefits which the "Clio" training is culculated to bestow on the waifs of society may be practically and promptly illustrated. GREAT MUSICAL FESTIVAL AT CARDIFF.—On Monday one of the greatest mnsical festivals ever known in Scuh. Wales took place in Cardiff, when 2,000 trained singers, representing the choirs of 41 chapels, took part in the proceedings. Mr D. Davies, MP., presided. Several addresses were delivered, and a selection of congregational and other music was executed. Notably amongst, these were two requiems composed in honour of the late Ieunan Gwyllt (who was to have led the choirs had not death removed him), composed by Pro- fessor Parry and Alaw Ddu, each of whom respectively conducted. BATHING FATAUTY AT LLANFAIRFKCHAN.—On Mon- ) day, Mr J. H. Roberts, district coroner for Carnarvon- lire, held an inquest, at Lianfairfechan, upon the body of Auguste Fazer, a butler in the service of Dr Bristowe. OU Burlington-street. The deceased, who was a fair swimmer, was bathing about half-past seven nn Saturday morning, and was apparently seized with cramp. A boat at once put out from the shore, but he sank before assistance could be rendered. The body was found about five hours later, lying on the beach near the mouth of the river Aber. A verd j-4, of "Accidentally drowned" was returned. PRKSTATTN SESSIONS.—The annual licensing qsions were held on Tuesday. Certificates were grarv-d for 26 public-houses and six beer-hovises, no complaints hav- ing been made against any of them during last year. Edward Joaes, of Axton, was committed to prison for a month for fraudulently obtaining relief from the HolywelI Union. It was proved that the prisoner had produced £2() in gold at the Rhyl police court, and offered himself as bad for his brother (Robert Jones, of Rhewl Fawr). He swore at the time that the money belonged to him, and that it was in his possession when he was receiving is weekly relief from the union. A FARMER SHOOTING A LABOURER.—Mr John Pad- dock, farmer, of Eilesmere, was charged befone the local magistrates on Tuesday with shooting James Onslow, a labourer, who went to him to ask for work. According to the story of the prosecutor, which was corroborated by another person who was with him, Paddock asked for his gua and deliberately fired at him, he receiving two shot wounds. The defence was that the gun went off acci- dentally, and that he had no malicious feeling against the prosecutor, the justices decided to treat the case as one of a common assault, ordering him to be bound over to keep the peace, and to pay a fine of £5 and costs. j THE CORNISH HALL ESTATES.—Last week Messrs Chu'ton,; Elphick and Co. offered these estates by auction, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester. The property belonged to a family named Peck, residing in Somerset- shire, who have possessed it for nearly two centuries. It was judiciously subdivided into 26 lots, 24 of which were sold under the hammer, realising very satisfactory prices the lands in tbe borough of Holt fetched from .£120 to £150 per statute acre, and those near to Cornish Hal!, oa the Wrexham and Issacoed roads, from £4:0 to JB70 per acre. The lots left unsold may now be treated for privately, the auctioneers having authority to sell at a reasonable price. FIRES NEAR CHESTER.—On Sunday morning, a fire broke out in a new 14-stall stable belonging to Mr R. Nicholson, Blacon Hall. The woodwork of the building was destroyed and other damage done, causing a loss of about £500.-0n Monday morning, the hay stored in a Dutch 'bay, at New Russia Hall, near Tattenhall, was found to be oh fire. The Chester volunteer fire brigade was telegraphed to, and Lieutenant Hincks with a crew of men, went off to the place with a manual engine. The fire was apparently subdued by about eleven o'clock at right, but not until after most ef the hay had been destroyed, and much damage was doDe by the falling of the bay on some shippons. On Tuesday morning, the fire again burst out among the hay, which was sup- posed to have been saved. The total loss is about £700. CHESTER CATTLE MART.—At Messrs Glover and Steward's fortnightly sale at the Bowling Green, Chester, on Tuesday last, there was a good supply of stock, about 200 fat and store weep and lambs, which found ready purchasers, fat sheep making from 24s 6d to 60s lambs,20s to 43s 6d; store sheep, 19s to 35s fat heifers made from .£18 to JE20 per head; some Shropshire ram lambs, from Mr G. F. Jackson, of Hatton, averaged .£3 each; calving to 19 10s; barrens and store, a good trade. There was a grea.t number of pigs which included prize-bred boars and sows from Christopher Morris, Esq., Mr A. C. Lockwood, and Mr G. F. Jackson. Gilts from Mr Lockwood's breed made.£3 10s to .£4. A fine boar, of the large breed, winner of the 2nd prize at Bedford in 1874, made JE7 10s. A good sow of the same breed was Bold to Mr Arden for.£7 12s Gd, both the property of Mr Jackson. Fat pigs made about 10s per score stores from 303 to 50s. There wag a large attend- ance of butchers and dealers and the competition was brisk. A MURDmR IN LANARKSHIRE.—On the 26th of July last a brutal murder was committed in the neighbour- hood of Hamilton, Lanark county, N.B., and up to the present time the trial of the accused man has not been completed. From the time of the murder a principal witness in the case, has been wanted" by the police, for the purpose of subpoenaing him to give evidence on the trial. It appears that this man saw the murder committed, and, it is surmised, that he changed his quarters, lest his servicesjshould be called into requisition. In the police information, he is described as a Welsh- man, and a miner. After leaving the scene of the dark deed he proceeded to Liverpool by boat, and whilst there he was employed in a coal pit, in which capacity he remained till the 14th of last month. He theu left, saying he was going to take up quarters in Wales. The police authorities spread notices far and wide. The matter came to the ears of the Wrexham police, and subsequently was communicated to Sergeant Jones, of Rhosilaneerhrugog, who knew the man, and his present whereabouts He is living at Prescot, a small market town in Lancashire, and his services will be secured in order that the culprit in the affair may receive his due at the hands of justice. FLOWER SHOW AT PBNIABTH.—This event came off on the 6th inst., on ths beautiful lawns of Peniarth, when about 50 competitors assembled to show their industry and skill, under the excellent management of Mr O. S. Wynne. Competiton was very keen in ali classes, and the-show was very good, taking the very late and ungenial season into consideration. Amongst the company were Mr W. W. E. Wynne, Mr W. R. M. Wynne, Mr O. S. Wynne, the Rev. Mr Roberts (vicar), Kev. Titus' Lewis (vicar of Towyn), a secticm of the British Arcbaologista. and a 'numerous company of Mr Wynne's neighbours. The cottagers are yearly taking increased interest in thfs annual fete, given solely at the expense of Mr Wynne. The cottagers, previously to the distribu ion of the prizes were most liberally regaled 1rith roast beef and pudding, tea being the principal beverage. Luncheon was aid for other guests in the 4 1argi dining-room. In giving away the prizes, Mr Wynne and Mr Owen Wynne gave some excellent •cacticil advice as to cultivating gardens and improving cottages, which were evidently much appreciated. It mav b. added that great improvements are taking place in this locality, at the instance of Mr Wynne, in building JteW cottages, improving others, and palling down the nuh-thatahed mod A NEW WORK.—Messrs Longmans announce for ) publication in the autumn, in one volume, with a portrait, "Memoirs of Charlotte Williams Wynn," by her sister. THE EISTEDDVOD.—On Saturday, ths Eisteddvod^ Gadeiriol Mon," or chair Eisteddvod of Anglesey for' 1878 was proclaimed at Menai Bridge, where it is be held. Clwydfardd was the chief bard, and Tudno read the proclamation. With respect to the Carnarvon National Eisteddvod, a rough balance sheet was sub- mitted to the committee on Frigav night. The exact amount of the surplus has not yet been ascertained, but there is little donbt that it will exceed £1,000. The moiety w. go the Aberystwith College, probably to found a Carnarvon scholarship. SHROPSHIRE UNION RAILWAY A. CANAL COMPANY. —The sixty-second half-yearly general meeting was held at the Raven Hotel. Shrewsbury, on Monday, Earl Powis in the chair. The chairmaji moved that the report and the statement of accounts to the 30th of June, 1877, be received and adopted. This was carried. The chairman then moved that a dividend be declared on the consolidated stock of this company for the half- year ending the 80th of June, 1877, at the rate of £3 per cent. per annum. The dividend n the same as that for the corresponding half of last year. WELSH COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS.—Mr Hugh Owen, acting on behalf of a. munificent gentleman, who does not desire his name to be known, has issued a circular to schoolmasters throughout Wales, stating that a scholarship is founded, to be competed for by boys in the public elementary schools of Anglesey. The scholarship will be ;<t0 a year for the first two years, tenable at any grammar or middle-claps school approved by the examiners; and if the scholar at the end of that period is found to be eligible as regards health, character, and attainments, he will be offered a scholarship of £30 a year tenable at the University College of Wales, Abervstwith, for three years The competitors wiil be examined in arithmetic, English grammar and com- position, English history, modern geography, and in any one (or more, at the option of each competitor^ of the specinc subjects of secular instruction which are indicated in the new code. HOLYWELL SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of this board was held on Tuesday. The Clerk in- timated that the first instalment from the Public Works Loan Commissioners for the erection of the Bagillt board schools, amounting to £3,155, had been received. Ex- ""l1"nt rpr)orAs weT" read from the Government In- .Hvor aftH h's rec.o* examination of the tloiywell board <• -hO'-iK The amount of grant earned was £190, and the telioo•« ranked amongst the most efficient in the district. Two of the children earned honour certificates from the Education Department, entitling them to free education for three years. It was agreed to allow the children employed in harvesting, exemption from school for five weeks. The board adopted a memorial praying for a roval commission to inquire into the question of spelling reform. The architect (Mr Hill, London) reported that satisfactory progress was being made in the erection of the Bagillt board schools, and a cheoue for £800 was granted the contractor. THE LOBGE, NLŒ CHIRK.—On the 30th ult., con- nected with the laying of the first stone of the new church, a most interesting ceremony took place, in which Lady Edwin Hill, Trevor, of Brynkynallt-, took the executive part with unusual skill and grace, and after- wards addressed a few telling words to those assembled. A large concourse of people, who were evidently greatly interested, showed by their liberal contributions amount- ing to £8:3, that obey appreciated the efforts of those who bad so successfully laboured to snppiy the pressing want of a church with burial place attached for the district. The graveyard of St. Martin's is at a distance of nearly six miles from some of the inhabited parts of the parish, and this inconvenience, which has so long been severely felt, will now be removed. The Rev D. R. Jones, the vicar. Lord A. E. Hill Trevor, M.P., and Mr Wood, who presented her ladyship with the trowel on behalf of tha Gommittee, made appropriate speeches, which were duly appreciated. SALE OF PROPERTY IN CHESTER.—On Friday last Messrs Glover and Steward offered for sale by auction at the Queen's Arms Inn, Brook-Street, several freehold properties in William Street, Tower Street, and Francis (Street, Newtown.—Lot 1, 36, William Street, a freehold dwelling house, let to Mr S. Davis., was sold to Mr John Douglas for £130. Lot 2, three houses, Nos. 10, 12, and 14, Tower Street, in the occupation of Geo. Crowder, T. Fowler and Mrs Baker realized £380, the purchaser being Mr John Jones, of Henry Street. Lot 3, houses, Nos. 48 and 51, Francis Street, tenanted by John Baxter and David Arnold, were sold to Mr Geo. Forester, Senr., for .£285. Lot 4, the two ad- joining houses, Nos. 52 and 54, were bought by Mr W. H. Davis, Brook Street, who also became" the purchaser of Lot 5, Nos. 56 and 58, Francis Street, for the sum of .£340. There was a good company present and a keen competition for all the Lots.
DENBIGH. THE FAIR on Tuesday was smaller thau usual at this season of the year, but it was remarked that all kinds of cattle offered were in unusually good condition.—Mr Armor held a sale of cattle at the Rcyal Oak, when good prices were realised. A HUMOUROUS INCIDENT.—On Sunday, a squirrel which had been started by some boys ran through the towu hotly followed by his pursuers. On reaching the fine trees in Vale-street, he bolted over the iron rails and up a tree, and thus succeeded in eluding his would be capturers, who had to disperse greatly mortified at the result of their hunting expedition. ART TREASURERS' EXHIBITION.—Mr George T. Smith, Park Street, is acting as collector for the committee who have taken steps to obtain the deficiency in the Art Treasures' Exhibition funds. Major Birch aHd P. H. Chambers, Esq., are the hon. sees., and an appeal is being made to the gentry of the district for aid. The sum of is needed, besides the Duke of Westminster's promise of £2,000 and Major West's of £500. THE CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—Their being now four clergy in the parish, it has been arranged that the Rev. T. W. Vaughan shall be at liberty from Sunday afternoon services in order to devote his time to the Sun- day schools. Teachers are greatly needed both for the English boys school and for the Welsh schools; there being an apparent reluctance on the part cf churchmen here to take ap this important work. Mr Evans, draper, has been appointed secretary of the English school, on the resignation of Mr James Hughes. CABMAQE ACCIDENT.—A few days ago Dr W. Griffith Roberts, of Vale-street, was out visiting patients on a gig drawn by a very highly spirited horse which from some cause took fright and da.shed against a sudden projection in the road throwing the doctor and his coachman from the vehicle with great violence. Dr Roberts received terrible injuries to the head and spine and is HOW confined to his room, but is, we learn, pro- gressing favourably. The coachman received some severe cuts and bruises and was much shaken. THEFT OF A SOVEREIGN.—William Williams, Corwen. was again brought up in custody on Monday, charged with stealing a sovereign, under circumstances already reported. Prosecutor, having given evidence as to the loss of the money as previously reported, and evidence having been given as to the purchase of a of shoes on the morning after the robbery, and changed a half- sovereign to pay for them the bench committed the prisoner for trial at the Quarter Sessions. He asked for bail, but the bench thought, after looking over the list of convictions sent from Corwen, that they should not grant bail. The magistrates on the bench were the Mayor, Dr Tumour, Capt. Lloyd Williams, and Thos Evans, Esq. THE LOCAL FAMINE FUND.—In accordance with the resolution come to at the recent meeting of the council, the Mayor has issued an appeal for help, in which he says :—" As an immense population is endangered by this appalling visitation, and as the efforts of the Indian Government to mitigate the disaster need to be largely supplemented by private munificence, the Mayor most earnestly appeals to his fellow townsmen to assist him in collecting, with all promptitude, such a sum of money. as may afford a substantial and practical proof of the heartfelt sympathy with which the inhabitants of Den- bigh and neighbourhood regard the pitiable condition of the famine's ricken people of India." The subscription list, headed by the Mayor, amounted on Wednesday to over £40, by about thirty subscribers. Last Sunday notice was given at the various churches and chapels in the town that, in compliance with the request of the Mayor, collectiens would be made to-morrow (Sunday). on behalf of the fusd. Subscriptions are received by the hon. secretary, Mr G. T. Smith, or at either of the Banks. THE AGRICULTURAL SHOW.—The annual show of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society is to be held at Denbigh next Wednesday, the president being Captain P. P. Pennant, and the vice-president Mr Thomas Foulkes, of Kilford, Denbigh. There are over 1000 entries in the classes assigned to horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs, besides which there are several hondred entries for the prizes offered for dogs, poultry, implements, &c. There are over forty horses entered for the jumping. The entries are the largest known for vears past, and the show bids fair to be a great success. It will be held in the large park opposite Howell's School, and it seems doubtful as to whether this large space will accommodate the entries in all departments. A grand stand is to be erected, available for one shilling to witness the jumping. The show yard will be open as early as ten o'clock, at 28 6d each. The annual banquet is to take place at five o'clock in the Cotmty Hall, the caterer being Mr John Lloyd, Bull Hotel. A full description of the show, with list of awards, will be given in next Saturday's Guardian. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. FRIDAY.—Before the mayor (T. J. Williams, Esq.), and Thomas Evan", Esq. • CHARGB OF ASSAULT.—Edward Hughes, Denbigh, had brought a charge of assault against Robert Hughes, Pantoo Hall, but complainant asked for the case to bo settled out of conrt. THB ALLEGED THEFT OF A SOVEREIGN.—William Williams, Corwen, was brought up in custody nnder cir- cumstances already reported, and he was now further Mouuafed until Monday. protested against ) these remands, saying that he was perfectly innocent of the charge.—The Magistrates' Clerk told him that they found live pr*Tiwt«-> c-»nv;c\>.>rs ng-v.nst, b;m for felony, and seven other convictions for assault, &c, and if he could get bail, of course he would be liberated till Monday. ORDER FOR REMOVAL.—Ou the application of Mr Chas. Grimsley, clerk to the St. Asaph Board of Guardians, an order was made for the removal of Mary Davies, a pauper now residing in Denbigh, to the Corwen Union to which she was chargeable. A DANGEROUS DOG ORDERED TO BE KILLED.—Mrs Palmer, Post-office Lane, Denbigh, applied to the magis- trates under the following circumstances. Some days previously her child had been severely bitten by a dog belonging either to Mr Williams or to Mr Lawrence Williams, residing at the Hawk and Buckle, Vale-street. The child had been very ill ever since, and under the care of Dr Evan Pierce. The dog had bitten the child very severely in the leg and torn its clothing. She applied to the owners to have the animal, killed but they absolutely refused to do so, as they wanted to exhibit it at the forthcoming show.—Tha Mayor asked if nothing short of killing the dog would satisfy Mrs Palmer, and she ■ replied that s,he was quite alarmed about it; the dog had a lot of yourig ones and sha must ask for it to be destroyed. —The magistrates made an order for the dog to be killed, and the Chief Constable. who was in court, said he would see the owner about having it destroyed at once. From a statement made by the police, it seemed that the animal bad bitten a child previous to attacking Mrs Palmer's little girl. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. W>:DXESDAY.—Before P. H. Chambres. Esq., in the chair; the Rev. R. H. Howard, and Captain Wynne Price. NON-SUPPORT OF A MOTHER.—Robert Williams, Llansannan, who did not appear, was charged by Mr Charlas Giimsley, clerk to the St. Asaph Union, with non-support of his mother.—William Jones, relieviug dDcer, Denbigh, proved that the mother received 3s per week from the guirdians, and had been chargeable for many years.—P.C. Owen Jones said defendant was an excellent, agricultural labourer, and earned 10" a week and his board. He was a single man.—Order made for Is 6d per week and the expenses. APPLICATION FOR GAME LICENSE.—Robert Hughes, of Trefnant, applied to the Bench for a license to sell game. He intended to keep a shop in the village, but no one had ask-;d hia rto start a game shop. The Bench said there could be no necessity for n shop of that kind in Trefnant, and refused file implication. USING SNARES TO KILL GAJJE.—William Jones and John Jones, St. Asaph, were charged with using snares to kill game, on land belonging to Mr John Evans, near St. Asaph. There was another defendant, but tho sum- mons had not been served he having given a wrong name. —William Griffin, gamekeeper to Mrs Williams Wynn, Cefn, said on the 8th inst. he was watching the field in question, and at twenty minutes past five he saw the defendants come in. Between them they took up four snares, which had been set in the hares runs in the standing corn. They could not get the snares off W m. Jones, be having made away with them somehow before he got up; but he got some snares from the man not now present.—The defendants said it was their first offence of the kind they were in this field cutting the standing corn.—The Bench said they dealt leniently with them believing it was their first ofrencS, and onl v fined them 10.. and costs.—The money was paid. DRUNK AND VIOLENT CONDUCT.—Richard Jones, joiner. Denbigh, was charged with drunken and riotous conduct. P. C. Evans proved that on August 4th he heard a great noise in Llandyrnog church yard. He was drunk and his face covered with blood, and had been fighting. On account of his violent conduct he was discharged from hi3 work. Defendant did not appear and the Bench condemned this conduct and ordered a warrant for his apprenhension.—He afterwarda turned up and apologised for not being in time, and said on the day named he bad been brutally assaulted in the churchyard. He was fined 5s and costs. AFFILIATION CASE.—This was an affiliation case which has actually been before the court on three occasions and had twice previously been dismissed for want of sufficient corroborative evidence. Mr W. Davies, Holywell, now appeared for plaintiff who who was Mary Evans, daughter of Robert Evans, Blychan Cottage, near Denbigh. tha defendaat being Price Jones, joiner, of Nantglvn, son of a farmer in that district for whom Mr Marcus Louis of Ruthin appeared.—Mr Louis took preliminary objection on the ground that the case had been heard twice on its merits and a long and sharp discussion took place on the point between the advocates. The Bench, however, heard the case again as Mr Davies shewed that he had an important additional witness to those previously heard in the case. This witness (in addition to complainant and her master; was now examined and it seemed that at the last hearing ha was in court and heard the case dismissed. He remarked to a friend that the girl had not got her rights as he knew suficient to prove the paternity of the child. Hence this third action. Robert Jones (the witness in question) now gave his evidence which the magistrates said was sufficient to supply what was necessary on the occasions when the the case had been previously before them, and though it was strange that Jones had not come forward on the last occasion when on Court, yet they could not on that account dis- believe his evidence, and made an order on defendant for 2s a week. and costs, including advocate's fee. • There was an attempt at applause in court, but it was at once checked. Thus defendant having escaped twice is made to pay on the third hearing; therefore as the old adage has it the third time pays for &1L" PRESENTATION TO COUNCILLOR T. G. LUNT. On Tuasday a most interesting event took place at the private residence of Mr R. Arthur Davies, High-street, on which occasion a few of the friends of councillor T. G. Lunt met to present him with a substantial proof of their esteem on his leaving Denbigh, of which borough he is a native and where for many years be has been a pro- minent tradesman and has served his townsmen in the councillor chamber and more particularly as guardian of the poor for the parish. Mr Lunt, by his own industry and perserverance, has been able to retire thus early in life from active business, (though he still retains an in- terest in the establishments at Rhyl, Ruthin, and Mold), and has taken up bis abode it Manchester. The testimonial was obtained through the spontaneous gifta of friends and well-wishers and was not got up in a public or demonstrative manner. Had it been so, it would have taken a far more elaborate form than it did. Mr Abel Anwyl, Vale-street, discharged his duties as hon. secretary and Mr R. A. Davis of treasurer i the result of their efforts being that about £50 was raised and ex- pended in the purchase of a beautiful service'of plate which was obtained from Messrs Elkington, the well known goldsmiths and jewellers of Birmingham. The service comprised 200 pieces and included a splendidly chased silver tea and coffee serviee; silver tea urn on stand silver salvers splendid mahogany case containing fish, meat, and dessert knives, forks, spoons, and such like articles. On this box a silver plate bore the inscription —"Presented to Mr T. G. Lunt by his friends as a slight recognition of his public services, Denbigh, 1877." On one of the salvers was the inscription, Presented to Mrs Lunt, by her friends, as a small token of their esteem. Denbigh, 1877.' Added to these gifts was a Splendidly illuminated ad- dress, the work of Mr J. Lewis, borough surveyor's office, Denbigh, which was in a gilt frame, and was much admired. The address was as follows:—uPresen- tation to Thomas George Lunt, Esq.. of a service of plate on the occasion of his leaving Denbigh to reside in Man- chester, by a few friends and well-wishers, as a recogni- tion of valuable services rendered by him in the capacity of town councillor, and as member of the Board of Guardians of the St. Asaph Union for 16 years. B. W. Wynne, chairman of St. Asaph Union; G. Osborne Morgan, M.P., Evan Pierce, M.D., A. E. Tumour, M.D., T. Gold Edwards, J. R. Hughes, M.D., J. Parry Jones, jun. (town clerk), E. J. Webb, Edward Morris, A. S. Weston (solicitor), RT Mr Roberts, B. F. Ros, Rev D. Jones, Mrs Sitnner, Mrs Griffiths, W. Lewis, Thomas Gnffiiths, R. A. Davis, John Robinson, Lachland Fraser, Robert Wright, J. S. Jones, E. T. Jones, Thomas Roberts, Robert Edwards, W. Price Jones. Thomas Griffiths, A. Anwyl, Charles Grimsley, T. Jones, Edward Lewis, and Robert Roberts." The presentation was made on behalf of the sub- scribers by Dr A. E. Tumour, J.P., who was accompanied by other friends of Mr Lunt, including Dr Hughes, Messrs A. S. Weston, E. T. Jones, John Robinson, L. Fraser, J. Price Jones, R. A. Davies. A. Anwyl, T. Griffiths (Xhyl), Rev David Jones, Mrs R. A. Davies, Miss Lunt, and other friends. Dr Tumour said Mr and Mrs Davies, and ladies and gentlemen, you have asked me to perform a very pleasant duty, my only regret being that it is not in abler hands. I was induced to accede to your request because I thought we should have had a private party in this private room, but I find myself not only m a large assemblage, but that we have here some persons who, though excellent individuals, yet they are the terror to most speakers—I mean the reporters (laughter). Yon are all aware what has brought us together. There has been a desire on your part that Mr Lunt should not leave Denbigh without some token of your kind regard for him as a friend and neighbour, as well as some mark of our appreciation of his services as a fellow townsman and a thoroughly good citizen (applause). The appeal made was responded to most readily and heartily, which is a very good proof that it was thoroughly well deserved (applause). Mr Lunt, I believe, particularly wished that this testimonial should not assume a public form, but desired it confined to his personal friends, otherwise the testimonial—handsome and valuable as iUeven now ia— would have assumed much larger proportions (hear, hear). I find, in looking over the list of subscribers, and from one or two letters I have received, that some few public ones have got into the list, they being, no doubt, equally anxious with us to show their apprecia- tion of Mr Luut. I will just refer to one or two letters. Mr Osborne Morgan says, I have much pleasure in enclosing; a subscription of .£2 to Mr Lont's well merited testimonial'' (hear, hear). Then I have a letter from a personal friend of my own, a geatlemaa who would not do a thing sipsply' because othets did it, but will do it only if he thinks it right that it should be done. I rfefw tovMr Browntow W/IUM (bear, hear). Bo says in his letter I shall be glad to give as a subscription to Mr Lunt's testimonial as a recognition of his valuable j services at this board as the guardian for the parish of J D nbigh." Such a testimony coming from Mr Wynne I carries great weight with it (hear, hear). Then I have j a letter here from one who, though in a humbler position. has had aanple opportunities of knowing M r LMnt, I mean Mr Robert Roberts, of Abergele, who encloses a subscription and says If ever a man deserved a re- cognition of his services, it is Mr Luut. I have had great experience of the guardians and had many oppor- tunities of observing Mr Lunt's conduct, ond I feel sure that a more conscientious and straightforward man never sat at St. Asaph Board of Guardians (applause). (Dr. Tumour continuing, said) Mr Lunt has claims of recognition on public as well as private grounds. He has been an active member of the town council for some years, and has acted as guardian for the parish 16 years, besides holding many minor offices connected with the welfare of the town and had the testimonial assumed a public form he would have been deserving of it, and his services would have been duly recognised. Mr Lunt has been for many years an active and enterprising tradesman amongst us (applause;. Denbigh justlv claims the credit of being second to no town in North Wales. and in any branch of trade it will be difficult to find a town surpassing Denbigh. Here any residents of the Vale of Clwyd may obtain what they require—(applause) —and if not obtainable at once the tradesmen will soon have the desired article ready for use. Mr Luut has been one of those—and there are very many in Denbigh —who have made the town what it is as reeards its character for business (hear, hear). It is gratifying to us that he has not thoroughly severed his connection with the Vale of Clwyd, but at some of the towns in the Tale still puts forth his energies and business tact, whilst at Denbigh he has left behind him in this establishment a successor (Mr H. A. Davis) who, if possible, exceeds him in activity and energy, and I trust his career will be as successful as that of his predecessor (Mr Lunt), and when the time comes for him to retire upon his fortune he will take with him such a testimonial as this given to Mr Lunt. and which will, no doubt, be equally well earned, he being now a most useful and enterprising tradesman (applause). I might have said much more in presenting this testimonial, but you will, I know, supply any omissions. Now, Mr Lunt, it only remains for me to ask your acceptance of this very handsome service of plate and this address, nnd I trust that you and Mrs Lunt may both be spared to enjoy the possession of these gifts, which I am quite sure "you will value not only for their worth, but from the happy associations connected therc- with, and that it will bo an incentive to rour children to follow in vcur steps and do as you have done as a hard-working, straightforward man of business and a good citizen. I have great pleasure in offering them to you with our best wishes (applause). Mr Lunt, in reply, expressed his earnest thanks, and said he felt that he had not in any measure deserved this kindness at the hands of his friends. As regards his services as a guaulian of the poor, he was indeed pleased that the chairman (Mr Wynne) had been kind enough to recognise his humble services in the manner he had done. He bad always regarded his visit to St. Asaph Union in tha light of a holiday from business, and had derived a great deal of pleasure therefrom, so that it was a source of extreme pleasure to him to find that he had at the same time been doing service to the parish of Denbigh. He was pleased to find that the testimonial had not emanated from any particular section in the town the list of subscribers included good staunch Tories as well as Liberals (laughter and bear, hear); members of the Established Church as well as of the various Nonconformist denominations. He should prize that testimonial not only for its intrinsic value but as a token of the very kind feeling entertained for him and expressed towards him and Mrs Lunt on that occasion. These beautiful gifts woald be a heirloom in the family, and he hoped when bis children looked at them it would create a desire in them to seek to deserve the kind feeling expressed towards their parents. He explained that Mrs Lunt was reluctantly compelled to be absent on account of an engagement in Montgomeryshire, and concluded by again expressing thanks for the gift. Dr Tumour said he wa" requested to apologise for the absence of Mr Gold Edwards, and some other friend", the former being in the south of England. A telegram has also been received from Mr E. Morris, ol Chester, regretting that ill health prevented him from being present at the presentation to hi, old and valued friend, Mr Lunt, whom they must all delight to honour. Dr lughes proposed a vote of thanks to the Ch lirman, for the manner in which he had made the presentation, and had much pleasure in endorsing his remarks about Mr Lunt. Mr E. T. Jones seconded the motion with great pleasure. He could endorse every word Dr Tumour had said. It must have been a great pleasure to their friend Mr Lunt to witness that expression of the kind feeling entertained towards him (applause). Dr Tumour replied, and expressed his gratification at having baen present, and the proceedings terminated.
RUTHIN THE MARKET.—There was a very small market on Monday. Butter sold at Is 5d to Is 6d per pound, and there was a good supply. MISS BRADWYN'S CaNCERT3.-0n Tuesday next Miss Bradwyn gives two grand concerts at Ruthin the one in the morning takes place at the Castle, by permission of the Lord-Lieutenant and Mrs West, and at which there will no doubt be a large attendasce of the elite of the neighbourhood. The evening concert will be held in the assembly room. The list of patrons in Ruthin is large, and no doubt the attendance will be correspondingly large. The artistes are the same as took part in the Denbigh concerts, and are all singers of ability. We doubt not Miss Bradwyn's appearance at Ruthin will be a thoroughly successful one. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. MONDAY.—Present: Mr John Jones, in the chair J Messrs John Hughes, W. Pickstone, David Griffiihs, Daniel Roberts (Llanfair), H. Edwards (Llanferras), Thomas Williams (Llangwfan), and the dark, Mr R. H. Roberts. Mr Murray Browne, Local Government I Board inspector, was present at the board meeting. THE SANITARY COMMITTEE was to have sat for the discussion of one or two important matters, but no busi- ness could be transacted, as only one member was pre- sent. FINANCE.—No call due ■ out-relief for the past fort- night, per Thomas Griffiths, £ 66 15s. per W. H.Jones, £ 43 12s cheques to be drawn For Griffiths, £ 65, for Jones, £4:0. The balance in the hands of the treasurer was £1,655 0" Id. Y A SHARP PAUPER —The Clerk reported that at the last meeting of the guardians it was ordered that pro- ceedings be taken against Edward Gdfilh, Prior-street, for neglecting to support his mother. This had been ordered once before, but as soon as the orders were made the woman took herself off the books, to prevent the guardians being able to prosecute her son. She now applied for relief again, but the board had decided to I offer her the workhouse. WHO SHOULD PERFORM VACCINATION.—The following letter was read:—" Sir,—I am directed by the Local Government Board to state that they have received a report from their inspector, Dr laall, made after his recent inspection of public vaccination in the Huthin Union, from which it appears that Mr Jenkins, public vaccinator of the Ruthin district, has continued to em- ploy unqualified assistants in the performance of public vaccination, notwithstanding his assurance to the guardians on the occasion of Dr Blaxall's former inspection, when similar irregularity was brought under the guardian's notice, that such practice should be discontinued. Dr Blaxail was unable to ascertain how much of the vaccination had been done in this way; as all the cases in Mr Jenkins* register were initialed as having been vaccinated by himself. It also appears that the register has been incorrectly kept in other respects, and that the entries in columns 8, 10, and 13 have not been properly made, although Dr Blaxail on his former in- spection specially noted in the register the manner in which the several columns should be filled in. I am directed to request that the guardians will call upon Mr Jenkins for a written explanation of these irregularities, and that a copy may be forwarded to the board. I am to point out that the guardians cannot legally pay for any vaccinations which have not been performed in accordance with the vaccination contract and the regula- tions of this board or the particulars of which have not been duly entered in the vaccmation register.—Signed, J. R. Rotton, assistant secretary."—The Clerk reported that he had forwarded a copy to Dr Jenkins, who had sent in the following explanation :—" In reply to the communication of the Local Government Board, I beg to say I regret much the irregularities in my vaccination register. With regard to my unqualified assistant, he has vaccinated a few cases in my surgery since Dr Blaxall's previous visit, but I have always been present and vaccinating too; he bas also vaccinated three cases at the Workhouse, but since it was forbidden be has not onqe gone to the district stations nor vaccinated in any I other cases. My son, who is partly qualified and who holds his vaccination certificate, assisted me in April last during his vacation. I beg to observe that my assistant has been with me nearly twenty years, and is thoroughly up to vaceinating. With regard to the colnmns 8, 10, and 13, I have continued to fill them as of old. I repeat my great regret at the irregularities, but in future I hope to return them correct in every particular.—I am, dear sir, yours faithfully, J. R. Jenkins."—It was agreed that a copy of this explanation be forwarded to the Local Government Board for their considera- tion. INORBABBD HALF-YEARLY CALL.—The Clerk submitted particulars of the call to be made on the parishes in the Union for the half-year ending 2oth March—Abjr- wheeler £134:, Clocaenog Derwen £118. Efen- echtyd £56, Gyf!JItiog £110, Llanarmon £3M, Llanbadr £as, Llandegla £60, Llandyrnog £216. Llanelidan £210, Llanfair JE316, Llanfwrog £226, Llangwfan £1)0. Llan- ganhafel £).32, Llanrhaiadr £596, Llanrhydd £150, Llanyehan Llanynys £362, Llanferraa £122, Nantglvn £18, and Ruthin Thus the total call is .£,866, divided into four instalments, due the 19th October, 16th November, 28th Decembe and 9th of February. The Clerk explained that it exceeded the or.U for the Ifelf-year, twelva months ago. by jEtOO. That. doe to the fact that they needed 50 foe the purchase of a field and nearly £100 for educational purposes. Reallv he ought to have increased the call by another £150, but there would be some slight reduction in the out-door relief, which would enable him to make it only an increase of £500, Twelve months ago the call was STATE OF THE HOUSE.—The Master reported that there were in the hou?e 73 paupers, as compared with 75 in the corresoondiag week last, year; 39 vagrants had been relieved.
ST. ASAPH. NEW WINDOW IN THE PARISH CHURCH.—A magni- ficent window of painted glass has just been erected as a memorial of the late Cap;. Thomas:, Bryn Elwy, by Messrs Ward and Hughes. of London, in the south aisle, consisting of four main compartments of the perpen- dicular period of architecture. It contains, under characteristic caaopies, subjects of the Good Samaritan, with text, When he saw him: he had compassion on him;" Christ stilling the sronfi, Text, "Peace be still;" St. Paul encouraging tfce sailors, text, Be of good cheer" Nathaniel received by our Lord. text, "Behold an Israelite indeed in whom is no guile." The small openings above are oicupied by fitrures of angel", two adoring, and two bearing celestial crowns. Inscribed on a brass plate below is the following inscription, "To the memory of Honoratus Leigh Thonns, of Bryn Elwy, St. Asaph, who died 25th October, 1876. This window is dedicated bv his affectionate widow, Sophia Boydell Thomas." The effect of the window is beautiful in the extreme, and has added much to the attractive- ness of tho church. It has been inspected and admired, by most of the resident church people. THE HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT IN 1876.—Mr J. Lltfd-Roberts, M.D., medical officer of health to the Sanitary Authority, has issued, in pamplot form, his re- port for 1876, which gives a general review of sanitary operations in that year. There are tables relating to the sickness and mortality within the district. Deaths occurred to the number of 339, of which 77 were under ve years of age. The diseases more prevalent were bronchitis, pneumonia, and pleurisy, returned at 42 phthisis, 26; heart disease, 24; and diphtheria, 10. The number of deaths from zymotic and preventible causes was 38. Diphtheria carried off. 14: persons-one at Prestatyn, three at ilenllan (imported from Llandudno), and ten from Llanfair Talhairn. Five died of whooping cough at Rhuddlan; six of croop—two at Prestatyn, one at Llanfair, and three at Abergele. Toerc was one fatal case of typhoid fever at Presbtyn, In the whole dis- trict there were no deaths trorn small-pox, typhus, erysipelas, or paerper.il fever. The deaths are appor- tioned to the Prestaiyn, 5 Rhuddlan, 6 St. Asaph, 5; Hinlian, 4; LLmefvdd, 2, Llanfair Talhairn, 12 and Abergele, o. III the fol- lowing places there were no deaths from preventible causes:—Tremeirchian, Meliden, Dyserth, Denbigh, Llansannan, Handulas, St. Gaorge, BodeUvycdan, The medical officer reaurks that It is satisfactory to observe the improvement in the figures in these tables, and also in the rates and per- centages, as compared with those of 1875. The diminu- tion in the total number of deaths, in tho deaths under one year, and the deaths from zymotic diseases, with the consequent proportion, is marked whilst the increase in the number of deaths under five years is but smal!. The proportion of all deaths certiiied to has also materially increased, though now a very large per-centage remain unattested. Amongst children under one year of age, though the total number and death-rate have diminished, the per-centago of deaths uncertified has increased to 60 percent.; whilst the per-ceutage of uncertified deaths from convulsions has been reduced to 73 1)0 only. Amongst the zymotic diseases, diphtheria has the greatest prominence; and the parish of Llanfair Talhiim i* the one which has suffered from this visitation. The majority of the cases occurred amongst children. By the ex- perience gained iu the operations of a sanitarv authority it has become manifest that much needless work to the officers and uxpense to property owners might be saved, and prevention in the occurrence of nuisance effected, by an extension of certain urban powers to tho-e already contained in the rural; in particular with' respect to dwellinghoases about to be erected or re-built. Were plans deposited with the Sanitary Authority for approval before commenced, assistance might be given in the arrangement of the premises, in the plan of drainage, and iu the source of water supply. By this means, for instance, would the present type of farm buildings— consist generally of two or three sides of a .'•jare, of which the house forms one side, with entrances into the buildings from the common yard in which manure is scored and cattie fed.-be altered. And plans also of model cottages might be introduced to re- place those which are of bilt one character in this country." <
BODFARI, SCHOOL TREAT.—The National school- children of the parishes of Tremeirchion and Bodfari were invited on the 31st, ultimo to Nantlys, the residence of P. P. Pennant E-q., to partake of a liberally provided tea and cake and a varied assortment of good things to suit the tastes of the children. After being well satisfied with their re- past the children were, by Mr Pennant, put to a variety of athletic sports, sucn as races, jumping, 4s„ and the winners were re.yarded with prizes. Having spent a most pleasant evening in the park, the children were again brought together in front of the hall, when a varied assortment of useful books were at the instance of Mr Pennant awarded to thos3 who had proved themselves to be the most deserving at the recent examination, and to those who had regularly attended school. The diocesan inspector's cards of merit were likewise presented to every successful candidate in religious education.— There were present, by invitation of Captain and Mrs Pennant, Mrs Mesham, of Pontryffvd Miss Oldfield, of Bryncl Nyd and Miss Morice the Rev. W. Hicks Owen, vicar of the parish the Rev. T. B. LI. Browne, reeior of Bodfari, and Mrs Browne the Rev. Joshua Jones, curate of Bodfari, &c. Before the children left Nantlys a vote of thanks was tendered to Mr and Mrs Pennant, and three hearty cheers were given to the Misses Pennant and Master Pennant, who were untiring in their energy to entertain their juvenile guests.
I CONNAH'S QUAY.
CONNAH'S QUAY. IMPROVEMENTS AT ST. MARK'S CHURCH.—As briefly recorded in last Saturday's Guardian, tbe foundation stone of the new chancel was laid by the Dean of St. Asaph. The church was built in the year 1833, and consecrated in August, 1837, by Bishop Carey. It was built by subscription through the zeal and energy of the late Rev Heniy Jones, vicar of Northop; the late Mr Edward Bate, of Kelsterton and the Rev C. B. Clough, vicar of Mold, and afterwards successively Archdeacon and Dean of St. Asaph. It was to accommodate 426 persons. Siuce then the population has largely in- creased, and is now close upon 2,000 persons. At the present time a great portien of the nave of the church is occupied by the harmonium and the seats for the voluntary choir—in all about fifty sittings, though there is a gallery which is calculated to seat 100 persons. Deducting the choir accommodation from the 326 esti- mated sittings in the body of the church leaves about 276, of which 153 are paid pews, and the remaining 173 are all that are available for tbe inhabitants on the ground loor. This state of matters called for improve- ment, and a vestry was convene 1 for the 19th September, 1876, to inspect plans prepared by Mr Douglas, of Chester, to reseat the whole church, to build a chancel 25 feet long by 18 feet wide, aa organ chamber on the north side, aud a heating cell, vestry, &c., at a cost of £1.570. These plans were adopted by the almost unanimous consent of the parish, and the vicar and churchwardens were empowered to apply to the Diocesan Court at St. Asaph for a faculty. Their petition was granted, and the faculty was received on Jfovember 17th. Subscriptions were then solicited, and in a few months A 1,060 was collected. It was considered desirable to begin the work with the sum in hand, and the contract for building the chancel, organ chamber, vestry. &c., reseating the church, and improving the present objec- tionable barn-like roof, was let to Mr J. Roberts, of Chester, for £1,396. There are in addition to the present contract many things required—the organ, the fitting for the chancel, the heating apparatus—which would bring the amount required considerably over the £1,570 first contemplated. The present coarract being signed by the vic vr only, he, of course, has made him- self respons'ble for the whole of the present contract. The energy and spirit displayed by the Rev Mr Williams deserve all praise, and we are sure his parishioners and friends will not desert him in the good work he has so strongly pushed forward both personally and financially. A very handsome pulpit of stone, elaborately carved, and to cost £105, his been promised by the family of the late Mr Bate, of R -lsrerton, as a memorial. A font has been promised by Mrs James Davison in memorr of her beloved child who lies in the churchyard; and also a reredos in memory of her husband, who was likewise buried there. Several ladies connected with the congre- gation are also doing their utmost to contribute materially to the decoration and embellishment of tbe restored church. A RO.VAWAY.—A groom in the employ of Col. Wills was riding his master's horse at Connah's Quay, on Thursday, September 6th, when the animal ran away, bolting with great speed down the road, and coming violently in contact with a bridge over the Wrexham Mold and Conuah's Quay Railway, pitching the groom right over 'he bridge. The distance from the centre of the bridge to c base is twenty feet, and it was thought by the few onlookers that the man must have been killed, but on examination it was found that he had been pitched into a bush, from which he was extricated com. paratively uninjured. The horse was much hurt.
CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRB.
CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRB. CHOIB TREAT.—On Monday last the choristers of St. John's Church, Rhosymedre, had their annual trip. This year Rbyl was chosen as the rendezvous. About six weeks ago Mr Calvert, churchwarden, as in former years called upon churchmen in the district for subscriptions to defray the expenses, and the response WM so liberal that ih a short time the sum in hand was in excess of his ex- pectations, thus showing that the services which are en- tirely voluntary rendered by this choir daring the year, are very much appreciated. The party left Ruabon in a first- class saloon carriage chartered for theocca iiou, at 8 o'clock! but owing to the excursions aad other traffic, did nol arrive at Rhyl until nearly mid-day. A move was made at once to tbe direction of the water, and the pier head was an attraction for the adults. The youngsters es- joyed themselves with scampering over the sands on donkeys. Afterwards a dinner was partaken of and iufering from the avidity with which they all eat the good viands, the sea air had already began to have efÍèct however after a most eljoya ble meal the parish church was visited and through the kindness of Archdeacon Morgan the party was shown through, and admired the interior of the edifice very much. The Archdeacon (who formerly wa.s curate at Rhosymedre), also contributed a. sovereign towards the expenses, for which the Rev. T. D. Edwards, vicar, returned thanks on behalf of the choir. The Winter flkrdens were afterwards visited, the sub- terranean passage of which was illuminated with Chinese lanterns, afforded great amusement to all. The weather was all that could be desired and the prrty returned home by the Birmingham excursion having spent a most happy and enjoyable day. Amongst the friends who accompanied the chnir we noticed :—The Revs J. Mrs. and Miss Edwards Miss Owen, Vicarage Mr and Mrs Archer; Mis's Davies, Anchor Ian Miss Firm- stone Stockton, &c., &c. p
MINERA. CONFIRMATION.—The Lord Bishop of St. Asaph a Confirmation in the Parish Church, on Tuesday last, when abeut 30 persons received the holy rite. At the Bislicp s own desire the service was read partly its English and partly in Weish. The Ics-on was read bv the vicar, and the other part of the service by the Rev j. Thomas' curate. Before the laying on If hands No. 234 "Church Hymns" was sung, when the Bishop addressed the candidates giving them an explanation of the baptismal covenant, together with solemn reminders of rhe ceremony they were about to engage in, When all had been confirmed, No. 450 "Church Hymns" was sung, and his Lrrdship again delivered an address giving reat emcouragenieat and advice to his h-arers.—Considering that tilis is the first time that a coRfirmation has been hold here, tho attendance at Church was not so good as it ought to have been, but perhaps the inclemency. of the weather and some local attractions will accaunr for tftis. After the service the newly-confirmed persons were taken by the Vicar to the Vicarage, where thev had a he'.rty tea. A special service was held in the evenig at 6.30, when a very effective address was delivered by the Vicar with much earnestness and zeal, which showed clearlV that be had the interests and future welfare of his hearers at heart. The reverend gentleman concluded his address by saying that he intended to con fir ce the classes that Bad been held bv himself and his co-worker, Mr Thomas, so that, all possible facilities might be afforded his little flock for getting help and advice ou rhe wav in which they that day had entered. We mav add that as a result of the careful preparation of the candidates by their tkvgy, the Bishop expressed himself pleased with their solemn and reverential behaviour during the ceremonv.
MOLD. PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAV.—Before J. Scott-Bank* (chairman) W H. Gladstone, E q., M.P E. Thompson, Esq. A'. F. Jones, Esq., and P. B. Bud licom, E-q. DRUNXKNWESS.—Tiiomas Bennett, collier, Buckley tiaed 20s and costs or 14 days' imprisonment for being drunk and disorderly at midnight on August 12 Robert Jones for a similar offence was fined' 10s and costs.—Rowland Jones, labourer, was charged with being drunk and refusing to quit tin White Lion Inn," Mold on rhe previous Saturday niiiht. The laadlord sid he was so drunk that he refund to serve him. Fined 20s and STEALIXO OOAL,-Eh t Rowlands, a middle-age^ married woman, and Richard Jones, a lad aged about eleven years, were charged vuth stealing coal, the pro- perty of the Padeswood Unite'd Coal and Canal Company (Limited). Mr Williams, solicitor, appeared on behalf of the prosecution. Mr Matthew Robinson, manager of the company, stated that he saw the defendants about five O'CIOCK oa the evening of the 25th August takillg two buckets of coal from i aiding belonging to the companv. The inagis-rates ordered the womon to be imprisoned for a weok aud the boy to receive six strokes from a birch- rod. StHOOL BOARD PROSECUTION'S.— Robert Hughes labourer, Bromfield-row; Charles Bassoct, labourer,' Bromfield-row a.nd Thomas Jones, were summoned at the instance of the Mild School Board, for not obeying an order of the Board requiring their children's attend-, ance at school. Tha charges were proved by the school attendance officer. An order was made in "each case for the attendance of the children at school, the Chairman imforming the parents that if trioy were unable to pay the scbocl fees they should apply to the relieving officer who would take the requisite steps to have them re- iniited. ASSAULTING A WOMAN.—Samuel Jones, collier. Back- ley, was summoned for a violent and serious assault upon a woman named Eliaa Williams, who also resides at Buckley, where she is very well known. The com- plainaat appeared in court with her left cheek and eve covered with diachylon plaister. Mr Roberts, solicitor appeared for the defendant. The complainant stated that about half-past nine on the night of Fridav. the 31st Aagust, she went to the Wellington Inn, Buckley tt9 look after her husband, who had four in his possesssion. 'He was not in the house at the "time but she waited until he came in, and while so engaged she saw the defendant tako up a bottle of drink belong- ing to another man, and take it to the house of a person named Catherall. About closing time inquiries were made as to the missing bottle, and when she got outside and was distant a few yards from the Wellington, the defendant caught hold of her by the hjir of her head knocked her down, kicked her in the face, and asked her why she had said he had taken the bottle. Her eve was fearfully cut. For the defence it was alleged that complainant was in drink, and that in a general fi?ht ^outside the mn a woman had pulled down the com- plainant. Ultimately the bench dismissed the case. I THB POLICE DETENDKD.—Deputy Chief Constable 'I Adams, add:essing the Bench, said that at the last Sessions a man named William Harris was brought up under a warrant charged with embezzlement, On that occasion, Mr Adams, his solicitor, stated that the prisoner had been marched all the way fron Huthin and kept without food for fifteen hours. Tbo Bench then re- quested him (the Deputy Chief Constable) to make an inquiry into the matter. He did so, and found that un tha night the prisoner was apprehended he was asked if ho would have anything to eat, and he refused, He was asked again in the morning, and he again refused. The officer then conveyed him from Harbin. and on their way they had a substantial breakfast, thanks to tèe hospitality of Mr Jones, of Highfield, and in addition to that the prisoner had three glasses of ale at the expense of the police He thought it was only fair for the police olEcer that he should make that statement inas- much as it had gone abroad that the officer had behaved like a brute to the prisoner.—The chairman thou -ht that it was very desirable that the satisfactory explanation which had been made by Mr Adams should be given.
OSWESTRY. ART CLASS.—At a meetmg of the committee, held on Monday, present Mr Stanley Leighton, M.P., in the chair; the Vicar of Oswestry,and Messrs T. Longueville, G. W. Humohrys (hon. sec.), A. Walker, J. Parrv- > Jones, and E. Woodall, it was resolved to continue the drawing class conditionally. THE INDIAN FAMINE FUND.—Oa Sunday, after morn- ing and evening service, collections were made in the Parish Church, for the sufferers in India. The hand- some sum of £135 10s was the result. The "ermon in the morning was preached by the Rev Canon Howell Evans, and la the evening by the Rev E. J. Rees. The I money has been remitted to the Mansion House Find by Mr T. Whitfield. CHURCH BAZAAR.—On Tuesday afternoon, a baaaar was opened in the Victoria Rooms, Oswestry, under the patronage of Lady Harlech, the Hon. Mrs Bridge- man, Mrs Rowland Venables, Lady Edwin Hill-Trevor, Mrs Stanley Leignton, and Mrs Wahham How, in aid of the repairs which it is contemplated to make to Melverley Church. The stalls were presided over by the Hon. Mrs Staplettfn Cotton, Mrs DumviHe Le", Mrs Pritchard, of Melverley Rectory, and Lady Frances Lloyd. Miss Lloyd, of Ashton, had charge of tbe refreshment stall. During the afternoon the receipts in the room amounted to about .t60, and £70 were taken at the doors. The bazaar remained opened on Wednes- day.
RUABON. Indian FAMINE RELIEF FUND.—On Sunday last sermons were preached at the Parish Church in the morning by the Rev. E. W. Edwards, vicar, and in the ¡ evening by the R?v. Stephen Thomas, enrage, on behalf I of the above fund. The amount collected was jen us iod. CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—On Thursday the 6th inst., the children and adult", about 400 in Dumber attending the Sunday Schools of Ruabon and Penvcae had their annual treat in Wynnstay Park in a large tent erected for the volunteers on Friday, which Sir Watkin with characterstic generosity allowed to be used for the above purpose. The children assembled at the National Schoolroom at 1.30 p.m. and marched in procession to the church, carrying banners 9f various devices. The shortened service having been relld and a short addrws delivered by the Rev. S. Thomas, curate, the procession was again formed and marched to the park, where all sat down to a very excellent tea, &c., which was contracted for by Mr Smith, Ruabon. The arrange- ments were excellent, and the qualitv of the eatables reflected great credit upon Mr Smith, who saved no trouble or expense in carrying out the contract to the satisfaction of all. Great ere fit is due to Mrs Smith. Mrs Oliver, Mrs Lloyd, and Miss Smith, for their efforts in. preparing the tables and laden them with viands, lowers,. The following ladies also took an active part in waiting upon the children and assisting in the games Bellington, Mrs and the Misses Edwards (The Vicarage), Miss Griffiths, Miss Humphrevs, Miss Leach, Miss Rees, Miss Wilson, and Miss Wiggam. Games, including racing, football, swings, &c., were indulged in until it became too dark to remain longer. Hearty cheers were given to Sir Watkin and Lady Williams Wynn, the Vicar of Buabon, and also to those whe bad be m so indefatigable in their efforts to make the treat.. succeo".— few (weeks ago the members of the Parish Chur h Choir were taken on a trip to Bangor • and Menai Bridge. A. gocd and substantial dinner was •! partaken o* by them at tbo Victoria Hotel, < I' Brdgg.