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Mairbfr. I A COMPETENT DRES^ 3IAKFfi WANTED.—Apply at Iso. Ho^street, Wrexb jm 1122b S GARDEE R,ingle-hand ¿(\he;'¡'e.-rrsBennett Bug Gardens, Corwen, w-,s}les to recommend a respect- able married man as above, gtricfly honest and sober. 1132f WAN TED. a I^TSTER, for a 50 Measure Kiln. Must be steady r.nd thoroughly understand hi* work. A House and Gard en found, anlt work for summer if required. A suitable dituation for an elderly person. Al.-o, a LABOURER for farm work, that can stack and cut fences. House a j(j Garden found.—Apply to Robert Salmon, Famdc^i, Chester. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, Jewellery, Watches, Harmo- n niums, Household Furniture, &c. Agents Wanted. Enlarged Illustrated Books free.—Apply, Henry May, Birmingham. 1030b in fct TO LET—A well-stocked KITCHEN-GARDEN, situated in Rhosddu.—Apply to Mr Smith, office of this paper. 11360 TO LET, the Cross Foxes Wine and Spirit Vaults, Hall, street, Bhos.—Apply at the Cambrian Brewery. 1145c 1145c APARTMENTS.—A young gentleman can recommend another, a neat bedroom, with share of a sitting-room- with board.—Address, Mr W. T. Chapman, Guardian Office, Wrexham. 1144c TO BE LET, for the Winter, a Sittimr-room and a Single or Double-bedded Room. Abour five minutes walk from the Rossett Station. Terms moderate.—Apply E.P., Roft Cottage, Rossett. f TO LET, FURNISHED, in the neighbourhood of Wrex- ham, two BEDROOMS and one SITTING-ROOM, with or without attention.—Apply to Mr L., office of this paper. 1137o WORKING FARM BAILIFF.—Wanted, a married man, without encumbrance, not over 46, who must thoroughly understand the management of land and stock. Wife to manage a small dairy and poultry. As the place is One of trust, a good character for industry, sobriety, and capability will be required. No notice will be taken of any application that does not state wages required and all parti- culars.—Address T. D. Thomas, Esq Stourbridge. JtgaI ttnh JjuMic DtiCts. EHYL WINTER GARDENS, WELLINGTON ROAD. In compliance with numerous requests, the GREAT BRASS BAND CONTEST Has been POSTPONED until MONDAY, 24TH SEPTEMBER, When £ 70 will be given away in money prizes, besides valuable musical instruments. Entries close on 14th September. Conditions and Form of entry can be obtained from the Secretary, as below. Q.RAND DRESS CONCERT, ON WEDNESDAY, 10th OCTOBER, BY THE MADAME SINICO-CAMPOBELLO COMPANY, Consisting of MADAME SINICO-CAMPOBELLO, MADDLE. ELENA FRANCHI, AND MISS EMMA HOWSON, MR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, MR HILTON, AND SIGNOR CAMPOBELLO. Solo Violin.—MONS. NEIDYIETSKI. Coitductor.-SIGNOR ROMANO. ARCHERY GROUND, CROQUET GROUND, BOWLING GREEN, LAWN TENNIS and BADMINGTON. Beautiful Wintline Walks, Rustic Arbours, Lake alive with Fish, Water Fowl. Beautiful Waterfall from over the top of Cavern, the water from which winds its way under the Rustic Bridge. Fairy Illuminations every Saturday, and Feast of Lanterns. Cavern lighted up daily. Rink open daily from 10 to 9.30. Band Performances at intervals during the day, by the Company's Splendid Band. Admission (except on Special and Concert Days, when particulars are given), Gd each. Hire of Skates, 6d. By Order. JOHN DEVINE, 109a ^bbnss^s. JOHN MORGAN, HORSE CLIPPER, WREXHAM.— Apply to Mr Manley, the Feathers, or the White Bear Inn, xorke-street, Wrexham. 1111c G E 0 RGE JJENRY LEE AND COMPANY, BASNETT STREET, LIVERPOOL, Are now showing BLACK AND COLORED SILKS AT AN EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTION IN PRICE. G. H. L. and Co. availed themselves of the late depression in the Lyons Silk Market, consequent upon the failure of several important firms, by purchasing: several thousand pounds worth of Black and Coloured Silks. They are now offering the same at Extraordinarily Low Prices, FROM 3/4 TO 10/6 PER YARD, and will send patterns om request. DRESS DEPARTMENT. G. H. L. and Co. are showing all the Novelties for the Season in Snow Flake, and a great variety of Plain and .Fancy Materials. Also some large Special Purchases of Dress Materials at Low Prices. Patterns will be sent on request. GEORGE HENRY LEE AND COMPANY, 22 TO 34, BASNETT STREET, LIVERPOOL. 610c MR SPARROW, (Organist of Ruabon Church, and Private Organist to Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., M.P.), Teacher of the ORGAN, PIANOFORTE, HARMONIUM, AND SINGING. SCHOOLS ATTENDED. Eagagements accepted for Concerts as SOLO TENOR aa,d ACCOMPANIST. APPOINTMENTS. Rnabon .Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bhos Mondays. Wrexham and Broughton (Brynteg) Tuesdays. Llangollen and Trevor Thursdays. Cefn, Acrefair, Rhosymedre, and Chirk Fridays. For terms, apply to Mr Sparrow, Rmabon. Established 1838. Certificate of Honour, International Exhibition, London, 1862. H. 0ODEN & SON. Manufacturers of Useful and Artistic Furniture. ORIGINAL DESIGNS and Sound Construction at Moderate Cost. JVarehollse-126, DEANSGATE, Ilanlifactory-CORNB ROOK, B01 MANCHESTER.
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! THE BISHOP AND THE LAWYER.
THE BISHOP AND THE LAWYER. Different men have different opinions, and the Bishop of St. Asaph's opinions are not exactly the same as those of Mr Osborne Morgan, to which we drew attention last week. So long as five years ago two gentlemen came into mild collision, when Mr Morgan had the temerity to say that the Burial Service is "abhorrent to the feelings in nine cases out of ten, and a clergyman called him to account for such a wild statement. And now the Bishop has been opening a church, and Mr Morgan has been laying the first stone of a chapel, and the one speech certainly had a very different tone from the other. It is possible that Mr Morgan still calls himself a Church- man, though it would be difficult to point out wherein his. churchmanship consists. It cer- tainly does not consist in attachment to Church doctrine and discipline, nor in knowledge of Church history, for he had not a good word to say for the Church whilst he plastered the chapel thick with compliments. And when he spoke of John Wesley as having separated himself from the Church of England, he shewed how little he knew of the rise of the denomination whose chapel-stone he bad just laid. John Wesley never separated from the Church, and strictly forbade his followers to do so. The Primitive Methodists assembled at the public house at Frood must have listened with considerable amazement to Mr Morgan's new version of the work of Wesley, and before his speech was ended they probably came to the conclusion that he knows as little about Wales and its wants as he does about the origin of Wesleyan Methodism. He is, how- ever, so little of a Welshman that his con- stituents are ready to make ample allowance for his defective acquaintance with the county and people whom he represents. They do not expect a London lawyer to know much of them and their country, when his opportunities, hitherto, of gaining knowledge have been limited to a flying visit now and then to Wrex- ham or Denbigh in hot haste to deliver a political speech and hurry back again tu the metropolis. Bishop Hughes, on the contrary, has spent a lifetime in Wales, and knows the people thoroughly. He is a Welshman, heart and soul, and sympathises with Welsh opinions and wants, and he represents, in the Upper House of Parliament, the national feelings, which Mr Morgan misrepresents in the Lower. What the Bishop says, then, may be accepted as a good indication of the views of Welshmen generally. In his speech at Esclusham last week he discussed the probable future of the Church of England. He takes a hope- ful view of her future prospects, not believing that she will fall whilst so much religious work is being done, and so much spiritual life kindled within her communion. He does not expect to live to see her either disestablished or disendowed. These were no idle utterances of the Welsh Prelate, but the reason for them is evident. In this country there is more religious liberty than in any other country in the world, and this liberty is clearly traceable to the connection of Church and btate. The Queen is the head of both Church and State, apd the people possess considerable influence in the government of the Church and it is not likely that either the royal prerogative or the popular influence will be thrown away in order to gratify the eccentric theories or the personal ambition of Mr Morgan and the Liberationists. Changes may be expected in the future, such as have been in the past; but not such changes as would interfere with the fundamental principles of the Church. Those principles are substantially the same now as they were in apostolic ages, and the Church of England has a history extending back through nearly eighteen centuries, which every true-hearted Englishman and Welshman ought to be proud of. But some who are Englishmen and Welsh- men in name only, and not in heart, feel no love for the institution under which popular liberty and general enlightenment have flourished and spread. Their desire is for its destruction, and they would be proud to pull it down. Happily, however, the Church has a devoted though small phalanx of soldiers and servants in the House of Commons, and by their earnestness, wisdom, and fidelity, evil legislation may be arrested. In foreign countries, not unknown to Mr Morgan in his travels, a remarkable tree is to be found which fulfils an office somewhat resembling one of the benefits accomplished by our Church. It is called the Eucalyptus tree, and it is of use in parts of Itfily and Africa where deadly marshes and swamps abound whose miasma is fatal to human beings. This tree has the power of absorbing the impurities of the air and rendering it fit for man to breathe. It kills the plague, and makes a poisonous swamp as healthy as a garden. Plains uninhabitable by man become delightful for residence when planted with the Eucalyptus, and a sickly peasantry grow healthy after its introduction. The Church is the Eucalyptus tree of England and Wales, making tha moral and religious atmosphere of this inland pure and holy and healthful. Such .l- a tree cannot be spared from our soil, and even the venerable woodman of Hawarden must not be permitted to cut it down. Society of every class would speedily degenerate without its purifying influence, and religion would be lost amongst the wranglings of the sects, and morality would be forgotten when no voice spoke any longer with authority. The National Church is as much needed in this country now as at any previous period of her history, and her healthful activity and practical utility are plain grounds for hope that the hour of her death is not yet at hand. She willliv8 and labour and pray, holding aloft the light of divine truth, long after Mr Morgan's attacks upoH her have been forgotten; and there is every reason to believe that the Bishop of St. Asaph's predictions will be amply verified.
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
NOTES OF THE WEEK. The would-be levellers of the Church have sneeringly pooh-poohed the misgivings Churchmen have expressed as to the ultimate intentions of the Burials Bill agitators. It has been pointed out that the concession to Nonconformists of the free use of churchyards would be succeeded by other agitations for access to the fabric itself. To this view the Dissenters have demurred, though their rejoinder has always been considered as more use- ful to blind the eyes of the supporters of the Establishment rather than to represent the real intentions of the intruders. The Libtrator has just let the cat out of the bag. Even the concession of the churchyards would not satisfy the "religious equality fraternity. They must have its prin- ciples applied to marriages as well as to deaths. The organ of the "liberators" declares this a necessity. "If," it remarks, "the civil registrar is compelled to perform the ceremony of marriage in some churches, he should be compelled to per- form it in all. The proper application of this principle would be the supercession of the ministers of the Establishment, and their being placed in exactly the same position as the ministers of the free churches." This, of course, is the exact object of Mr Osborne Morgan's party. They desire to strip the clergy of all advantages time has endowed their Church with, and to reduce them to the level of the ordinary Dissenting minister. Having effected that they imagine their supercession but a work of time, as the paper, to which we have alluded, says, many questions such as this-out- growths of the State Church system—need but energy and time for their settlement." We would ask those faint-hearted Churchmen, who are pre- pared for peace-at-any-price, to ponder these matters, before they are parties to the seal which shall consign the churchyards to the scrambling of the various sects. Denbigh is to be congratulated on the result of the efforts the Local Committee made for the Show of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society to be a complete success. The exhibi- tion seems to have been held under the mot favourable auspices, and not a single hitch occurred to mar the day's proceedings. From a pecuniary point of view the results are extremely gratifying the receipts for admission into the show-yard amounted to £ 310 4s, as compared with £ 187 at Wrexham last year, and £ 256 in Mold at the previous exhibition. The work of church restoration and extension in North Wales proceeds with unabated vigour. Next week two ancient churches in lintshire will be re-opened after thorough renovation—Llanasa and Northop. In the case of Llanasa there was much necessity for restoration, as the sacred edifice was in a very dilapidated condition. To accomplish this object the energetic Vicar, the Rev. J. Parry Morgan, set to work to provide.,a fund of .£2,800. The poverty of the parish, and other circumstances, rendered it impossible to raise the required amount amongst the parishioners, and the Vicar very wisely determined to, make an urgent appeal to Church- men in other more favoured localities—an appeal, we are glad to fiud, that was not altogether in vain. Probably the excellently-arranged series of services may be the means of calling forth that generosity so often exhibited at re-opening services, and thus provide the Vicar with the amount still required to make his church in all respects free and open." In the case of Northop Church the mone- tary question has not presented any difficulty, as the munificence of the Vicar has provided the ways and means, and there the offertories will be de- voted to the formation of a fund for an organist's salary. It is most gratifying to Churchmen to find the clergy so assiduously devoting themselves to the improvement of the churches ot our forefathers; where this excellent spirit is exhibited, they are sure to find a counterpart in the loyalty and generosity of the laity. Though at one time there were signs of a falling off in the enthusiasm which greeted the formation of a Church Choral Union in the Deanery of Wrexham, we are glad jo observe from the suc- cessful manner in which the festival passed off this week that the clergy and laity have made up their minds to support so useful an institution. Good psalmody is indispensable in every church. There is no reason why the services should be allowed to be drawled out in the style of former years, or the congregations left entirely to their own resources. We are not despising what is called congregational singing," nor do we believe it to be the object of the Choral Union Committee that to the choirs should the choral part of the services be allotted. But if there are to be choirs in churches, their proficiency is certain to conduce to the heartiness of divine worship. The simplicity of the musical selections rendered at the festival is indicative of the purpose for which the choirs are trained, and those few who are opposed to the Union might with advantage 'study that fact. One of the best results of these festivals is that they tend to promote something like uniformity in the character of our Church services, and enable worshippers to follow and join in the choral parts without difficulty. We hope the successful festival of this year will enoourage future efforts, and help to ally all the clergy to the scheme.
FIFTH DENBIGHSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS (GWER- SYLLT).—The annual competition for prizes, given by Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., and other subscribers, will take place on Monday next, the 24th instant, at the Wheatsheaf ranges. Shooting is to com- mence at eight o'clock a.m. THE VACANT CANONRY.—It is rumoured that the Bishop of St. Asaph intends to appoint the Rev W. Morton, succentor at the St. Asaph Cathedral, to the honorary canonry now vacant consequent upon the promotion of Archdeacon Morgan. On the other hand, the bishop's chaplaiD, Mr Perowne (brother of Canon Stewart Perowne) is mentioned in high quarters as one who is not unlikely to be the subject of the bishop's favour. THE INDIAN FAMINE RELIEF FUND.—On Sunday last, two sermons were preached in Chester-street Congregational Chapel, by the Rev D. B. Hooke, of Mold, when collections amounting to .£16 2s were made in aid of the Indian Famine Relief Fund.— Before his sermon at Rhosnesney, last Sunday afternoon, the Rev T. Kirk announced that next Sunday, the 23rd inst., there would be It collection after the sermon on behalf of the sufferers from the Indian famine. We hope it will be favourably and generously responded to.. DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT.—As announced in 3ur issue of last week, Mr. Brinsley Sheridan and party gave two entertainments of a theatrical des- cription, at the Public Hall, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. East Lynne' was the prin- ciple attraction on Wednesday evening, and with the exception of a few reserved seats, the room was crowded to the doors. The stage had been fitted up with the necessary hangings, but these were not ofa very gorgeous description, nor was the band a full on a very good one. But the delineation of character as portrayed in the play made up for all these defects. Each actor played his or her part with life-like exactness. The dresses were neat and good, and the death-bed scene was truly affecting —a child dying, but at its last breath saying I'm coming! I'm coming!" Those who have a prejudice against the stage could learn a lesson by at- tending such an entertainment as this, of feeling, and honour and justice. The wild young man, the wife, but penitent divorced one, the innocence of youth,—all are to be seen. here. We feel sure that Mr. Brinsley Sheridan and his company will meet success during the coming season, as they are un- doubtedly ornaments of the stage. On Thursday evening The Factory Girl" was played, and nu- merically the success was equal to that on the previous night. WREXHAM SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of this board was held on Tuesday. Present: Mr C. Hughes, chairman; and Messrs Roche, Coleman, and Walter Jones. The only business before the board was the dealing with several parents whose children had been irregular in their attendance at school. The parents names were :—Mrs Griffiths, 4, Yorkshire square Thos. Murray, tinman, 9, Chapel square; Wm. Taylor, labourer, Pickton terrace John Parry, labourer, Barnfield; William Billington, 2, Havelock square; Mary Houghland, 12, Crescent terrace; Geo. Bithell, strawdealer, Farndon street; Thos. Owen, Victoria place; and Elizabeth White, 3. Mount pleasant. These people were cautioned, and allowed a sufficient time to show their respect for the authority of the board before putting the law in motion. Mrs Houghland said her girl was in Miss Humphreys' school, but she was the only scholar Miss Humphreys had, which led the board to doubt whether it was a school at all, and the child was ordered to be sent to an efficient school forthwith. Mr Coleman stated that the woman White belonged to their people, and efforts were being made at the time of Canon Leanon's death to get the boy into a reformatory, and he promised to interest himself with the Catholic authorities to renew these efforts. One or two of the parents before the board pleaded poverty, and were told that in such cases the Board of Guardians would pay fo-" the education of their children. The Chair- man suggested that when parents applied to the Board of Guardians under such circumstances, Mr Lindop should appear in support of the application. One persons who applied to the Guardians (Mitchell, of Farndon-street) made quite a burlesque of the thing. Instead of asking the guardians to pay for the education of his children he asked them to give him a donkey (laughter). Mr Coleman made some remarks upon the small number of visits the School Board Officer had lately made to the Catholic School. THE JURY LISTS.—The attention of those of the public who are entitled to exemption from being placed on the jury lists is directed to the necessity for immediately making their claim. For the purpose of guiding our readers, we furnish the following statement on the subject:—"By section 12 of the recent Juries Act, it is enacted that'no person whose name shall be entitled to be excused from attendance on the ground of any disqualifica- tiou or exemption other than illness, not claimed by him at or before the revision of the list by the justices of the peace, and a notice to that effect shall be printed at the bottom of every jury list. It is very desirable that persons liable to serve as jurors, as well as those who are exempt, should be told over and over again that, whether exempt or not, their names are put upon the lists now exhi- bited on the church and chapel doors, informing them of the meeting to revise the jury lists, and that if objection is not made to their na.mes being upon the lists, by reason of their exemption from whatever cause, either age, or as apothecaries, medical men, barristers, solicitors, or otherwise, they will be bound to serve if summoned, inasmuch as the above section states that no excuse can be allowed except illness, and that a notice to that effect shall be printed at the bottom of every jury list. There is also another thing deserving of notice. Magistrates and others see their names on the list as special jurors, and they consequently feel that, being special jurors, they will have none of the drudgery of serving as petty jurors, but by section 19 it is provided that no person shall be exempted from serving as a common juror by reason of his being on.any special juror's list, or being qualified to serve as a grand juror." It really becomes a matter of importance to all persons who are exempt from serving on juries to see if their names are on the list now exhibiting on the church and chapel doors, because unless they claim the exemption they are bound to serve, as no excuse can be made in court except on the score of illness. We therefore remind the exemptors of their privi- leges. If they choose to avail themselves, they are as follow:—" Peers, members of Parliament, judges, clergymen, Roman Catholic priests, minister of any congregation ef Protestant Dissenters and Jews, certificated conveyancers, attorneys when in offices of the Court of Probate and Divorce, gentlemen members of the College of Physicians, the College of Surgeons, apothecaries, registered medical practi- tioners, and pharmaceutical chemists, officers of the army, navy, militia, and yeomanry, Inland Revenue officers, members of the council of any borough, and every justice of the peace, town clerk and treasurer, burgesses of every borough in and for which a separate Court of Quarter Sessions shall be holden, so far as relates to any jury sum- moned for the trial of issues joined in any Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace in the cpunty wherein such borough is situate. WREXHAM BOARD OF GUARDIANS—The weekly meeting of this board was held on Thursday, when there were present—Capt. Griffith-Boscawen, chair- man Mr A. Peel and Mr A. W. Edwards, vice- chairmen Lieut -Colonel White, and Messrs S. H. Ffoulkes, Gomer Roberts, J. Jones, E. Rowland, J. Beale, Maurice Hughes, J. M. Jones, W. Roberts, W. Davies, and E. Edwards (Holt).—The Clerk read a communication from the Local Government Board, stiting that their attention had recently been dra wn to the practice which exists in some unions and parishes of granting out-door relief to orphan or deserted children by placing them in homes within the limits of the union or parish to which they belong, and paying the foster parents with whom the children are placed a weekly allow. ance for their maintenance. The practice referred to is not in itself an infringement of any order of the board; but having regard to the extent to which it now prevails, and the important consider- ations connected with it, the board had deemed it expedient to issue an order on the subject. It would be seen from Article 1 of the Order that the question of the adoption of the practice is still left to the discretion of the guardians; and the order is accordingly limited to regulating the proceedings of guardians in cases where the practice is resorted to. The guardians would perceive that the provisions of the order are mainly directed to securing proper homes for the children, and their careful and con- stant supervision after they have been placed in their homes. The board did not doubt that the guardians already recognised the importance of the arrangement; but the board thought it desirable that an uniform course of proceeding shculd be adopted, and that the duties required to be dis- charged by the medical officers and the relieving officers should be distinctly defined. A copy of the order was enclosed, and stated (Article 3) that not more than two children, sa\ e only in the case of brothers and sisters, should be placed in the same home at a time, and in no case shall the number of children placed in the home exceed four. Article 4 provides that a child shall only be placed with a foster-parent of the same religious creed as that to which the child belongs; Article 5 that a child shall not be placed in any home distant more than two miles from a Public Elementary School to which such child can be sent; and Article 6 that a child shall not be placed with any person, who is at the time, or has been within twelve months preceding, in receipt of relief from the poor rates.—The Chair- man suggested that it should be referred to the clerk to go carefully into the order, and see if there are any regulations which the board do not conform to, in order that the matter might be brought forward at a future meeting. The case of a blind man named Ellis, of Crab Tree Green, was brought before the board by Mr Peel, in which the relief was stated to have been discontinued, although the family were in a state of great destitution. The man was called in and examined as to his circum- stances, when it transpired that one important means of livelihood, a donkey, had become incapable of further-employment. Subsequently a motion to allow the man half-a-crown a-week was proposed and seconded, but on being put to the vote was lost by a considerable majority. While, however, the board failed to see sufficient destitution to j ustify them in spending the ratepayers' money, they had the generosity to make a private subscription round the table, by which a sufficient sum was raised to enable Ellis to purchase another donkey. The number in the house for the past week was 248, corresponding week last year 222, last week 248; vagrants, 63; imbeciles, 34; schools—boys 28, girls 31; receiving industrial training—boys 10, girls 12. GRAND CONCERT.—Under most distinguished patronage, Mr C. Bayley is getting up a grand concert for Wednesday, October 3rd, the proceeds of which will be handed over to the Mansion House Indian Famine Fund. 1ST D.R.V.—The following additional subscrip- tions to the shooting fund have been received in the list of subscribers which appeared in our edition of Saturday last:—Rev LI. Griffith, .£1 Is; J. Lewis, Esq., 10s; Mr E. Jones, plumber, 5s. TROTTING AGAINST TIME.—A wager wa3 laid, on Friday, between some men at the Red Lion, in Chester-street, respecting the trotting of a horse, belonging to Mr Harrison, the landlord of the house. The trial came off at ten o'clock that morning, the distance to be from Wrexham to Chester, about 13 mileV, and the time 45 minutes. The horse, ridden by a local jockey, started at about eleven minutes past the arranged hour, and was supposed, at the time of onr going to press, to have arrived in Chester at four minutes past twelve. There was a dispute about the time, but either way the horse is a remarkably fleet one. BERSHAM SCHOOL BOARD.—At an adjourned meet- ing of this board, held on September 13th, at the clerk's office, Wrexham, present—Mr S. T. Baugh, in the chair; and Messrs Hugh Jones, Rogers, Matthews, Williamson, and Roberts, the tenders for the work at Penygelli were reconsidered, and it was decided, on the motion of Mr Baugh, seconded by Mr Matthews, that a sub-committee consisting of the six members resident at Coedpoeth be ap- pointed to reduce the specification, and employ such person or persons to carry out at once the work that may be found actually requisite and nothing further. This was carried unanimously. In consequence of the approaching annual examinations for the board schools, and understanding that a number of child- ren were constantly absent from school, it was pro- posed by Mr Baugh and seconded by Mr Matthews that the attendance officer (Mr T. Roberts) be em- ployed for the next two months the whole of hi. time instead of half-time as hitherto, and that his salary be increased proportionately for the period. Carried unanimously. The letter was again brought before the board from the master of the Bersham board school requesting the decision of the board as to alterations in the arrangement of the village schools suggested some time ago, so as to start the school year, commencing 1st October next, with the requisite registers and it was resolved that the Bersham board schools be from that date conducted as a boys' and girls' school only, and that the infants be drafted into the classes of such schools, the head teachers to receive the same salaries as heretofore and to be provided with such additional teaching power as may be requisite, th earrange- ment to continue until there was an actual neces- sity for teaching the infants once more in separate departments. It. was resolved that the next ordinary meeting of the board be held on Wednesday, the 3rd October, at the clerk's office, Wrexham. FOUND DEAD.—On Thursday morning, Mr Thel- wall held an inquest at the Commercial Inn, Col- lege-street, touching the death of John Sandland, 27, described as a porter, who was found dead in the Albion Brewery Yard, on Tuesday evening. Mr Edward Jones, auctioneer, was foreman of the jury and the body having been viewed the following evidence was taken :—Joseph Sandland, a brewer in the employ of Mr Sisson, stated that the deceased was his brother. He had originally been a clerk in the office of Mr Bury, but latterly had been em- ployed in the capacity of a porter at the Town Hall Vaults. He was a very bad liver, and was fre- quently intoxicated.—Mary Harrison, wife of Wm. 1 Harrison, whitesmith, living at Broughton's Build- ings, Abbot-street, said the deceased had been lodging with her between three and four years, and owed her 17s for lodging money at his death. His last payment was on Saturday, when he gave her 5s all but twopence. He went out on Saturday at ten o'clock in the morning, and did not return till night. He was in bed all day on Sunday, and also on Monday and Tuesday, not getting up till the evening. He had complained of being unwell. On Tuesday he was in bed till four in the afternoon, and she sent him up some broth, but he could not take it. He was not in the habit of getting his meals at home, but at the cookshops but on Satur- day he provided for the Sunday's dinner, &c. On Tuesday, feeling better than usual, he got up and sat by the fire. She did not notice when he went out. When she asked him on the Friday how he felt, he said he did not feel well, but bad had a dose at Mr Rowland's shop. He was very short- winded, and had great difficulty in getting hia breath.—Edward Owen, landlord of the Horns Inn, Bridge-street, said deceased called at that house a little before seven on Tuesday evening', and had a glass of brandy. He looked very ill, but the brandy appeared to revive him. He did not remain in the house more than a quarter of an hour.— Richard Gill, labourer in the employ of Mr Beirne, said he saw the deceased about seven on Tuesday evening, sitting on the steps in the Albion Brewery yard. He thought he was a drunken man who had come there to sit down, and he did not interfere with him.-P.C. Hugh Jones said that Mr Wallace, clerk to Mr Beirne, called him to deceased, who dead on his arrival; the body was still warm. He searched it, but found nothing. He had the body removed to the dead-house.—The Coroner having summed up the evidence, the jury immediately re- turned an open verdict of Found dead." A WREXHAM DISSENTER AND HIS ROMAN CATHOLIC APPRENTICE.—At a meeting of the Toxteth Guardians, on Thursday, Mr Hood presid- ing. a deputation from the Liverpool Catholic Club waited on the board in reference particularly to the case of a boy M'Court, and generally in regard to the education and apprenticing of Roman Catholic j orphans or destitute children belonging to that persuasion. The case of the boy M'Court has been before the board several times. The lad was apprenticed to Mr Samuel Jones, baker, Salop- road, Wrexham, who covenanted to send him once on a Sunday to the Roman Catholic Church, to which he belonged. The boy had not been sent to such a place, but Mr Jones, who is a Noncon- formist, had taken him to his place of worship and reported to the guardians that the lad preferred to go there. The deputation, addressing the guardians, said they came with the direct wish of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Liverpool, and anything they promised them would be carried out by the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Authority. The primary matter which brought the deputation there was that of the boy M'Court, whose master onght to require him to attend a place of worship belonging his own religion, which was Roman Catholie. The guardians appeared to have been satisfied that the boy's religion should be Soman Catholic, and that he did not, as a matter of fact, attend a Roman Catholic place of worship or Roman Catholic school, or any school whatever. Since August inquiries had been made from Canon Hilton, of Wrexham, who was priest of the church at which this toy should attend. Canon Hilton stated that he had seen the boy twice, once in the presence of Mr Jones, and another time when the boy came to the Sunday school after the guardians had required Mr Jones to carry out the stipulation in the indentures. He (Canon Hilton) believed the boy would attend were it not for the interference of Mr Jones, who had told one of the Sunday school teachers that he would not have a Roman Catholic boy amongst his children. Assuming what Canon Hilton said, that Mr Jones was un- willing to require the boy to attend a Catholic place of worship, that was clear ground why the guardians should take some action to compel the performances of the indenture. The clause of the indenture was, "The master will cause the child, once every Sunday, to attend some place of worship within reasonable distance, according to the religious peasuasion in which such child has been brought up." It was intended that the boy should be under a master who would see that he went to a place of worship of his (the boy's) own religion, and it was found he did not go. Either the master should be forced to carry out the clause in the indenture or he should give the boy back. They were prepared to accept the alternative. In the event of the guardians thinking this mode of apprenticing out Catholic boys to ncn-Catholic masters undesirable, the deputation offered their orphanages and institutions to these children, where they would receive a proper religious education. The chairman promised that. the matter should be looked into, and remarked that Mr Jones knew of the clause in the indenture when he took the boy. The:deputation then withdrew. The clerk pointed out that the boy did not attend a place of worship of the persuasion to which he belonged, and that it had previously been proved to the guardians that he belonged to the Roman Catholic persuasion, and that his mother and grandmother were Catholics. Mr E. Lowry proposed that the board cancel the indentures. The elerk said they could not cancel the inden- tures unless there was a conviction for not carrying out of the clauses. The chairman said the master knew very well of the clause, and was teld he would have to cause the boy to attend a Roman Catholic place of worship. Mr Lowry's motion being seconded, Mr Carrie moved an amendment that that the clerk be instructed to prosecute Mr Jones if he failed to carry out the stipulation in the indentures. Mr Thompson seconded this. Mr Currie's amendment was carried, Mr Lowry having withdrawn his motion, and Mr Currie agreed to give Mr Jones a month in which to carry out the indenture. On the motion of Mr Pratt, it was agreed that the chairman, Ashby, and the clerk should form a deputation to inquire into the case, if, after the month's time had expired, the stipulation was not carried out, and it was deter- mined to prosecute Mr Jones. BOWLING.—The present season has not been very favourable to bowling, the evenings being cold and the weather damp. In another fortnight the two greens in the town will be closed. The Wynnstay Arms Hotel club have the annual competition amongst the members on Monday afternoon, and the members of the Penybryn Club have arranged to hold the closing dinner on Tuesday evening, at 6.30, at the Bowling Green Inn. SHAKESPEARIAN RECITALS.—On Monday even- ing another entertainment, consisting chiefly of readings and recitations from the immortal bard, was given in the Corn Exchange. There were also songs, and an overture on the piano, but of these not much can be said. Mr D. Bell has a sweet though weak voice, which sounds agreeably in solo, but when taking part in a duet with the other vocalist (Mr Williams), his strains were lost amidst- the overwhelming thunder of The Army and avy." The room was very sparcely occupied, and many present were not intellectual enough to enjoy and appreciate the genuine treat afforded by Mr Gustavus Vailiugworth. He recited the play of Hamlet." His voice is deep, but of grand. compass. His facial expression is full of intense passion, and he deleaneates Shakespeare's meaning in his piays thorDughly well. His reading of Willis' H Death of Absalom "was a genuine treat. and thoroughly enjoyed by the few who were still in the room when it commenced. The entertain- ment terminated a few minutes after ten o'clock with the National Anthem. THE RETURN HOME OF MR AND MRS PHILIP TORKE.—Any stranger passing through Erddig Park on Tuesday afternoon would have naturally asked themselves" what means this eager, anxious throng." But their curiosity would soon be satis- fied. for it was in everyone's mouth, that Mr and Mrs Yorke were about to pass through the grounds, having come home from a six month's trip on the Continent, to spend the honey moon. At the entrance of the park the gates and stonework above were gaily covered with evergreens and fir, with streamers of coloured paper, and in the centre, over the gates, was the device, H Welcome home Further down the drive another arch had been erected, composed of fir and evergreens, surmounted with an arch of box and berries. On this was also the motto, "Welcome." Men, women, and children were running to and fro in every direction. At last, after the excitement had lasted some time, Mr Yorke's carriage and pair appeared at the gates. No sooner were they seen than a rush was made to meet them, and the men employed on the estate proceeded to unharness the horses. This having been done, a long rope was placed on the bar of the carriage, and the newly wedded pair were con- veyed to their residence by about 30 employees on the estate. The coachman, employed leading one of the carriageless horses behind, replied to a. qnestioner that he had "the sack now with a. yengeance THE ROYAL HAND-BELL RINGERS.—This bigh- class campanological band, who until lately went under the style or title of the Poland-street Temperance Hand-bell Ringers," is shortly to_visit this town. Their fame has gone far and wide, as will be surmised from the fact that on two occasions they have given their entertainment before the Queen. The highest nobility of our land have heard them. and they have played before the King and Queen of Belgium, and H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Denmark. They perform on over one hundred bells, large and small, and the wonderful agility with which the trebles are handled is hig-hly au- sing. Every one who hears them testifies*to the true music which they render, and a testimonial in their list is from no less a personage than Victor Hugo, who writes that he was charmed and interested with his visit to their concert. This being the case, we are sure that there are few who have a spare evening on the 25th or 26th inst., but will avail themselves of a genuine treat. The following testimonial received recently from His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury is a guaractee of the quality of the performance"Lambeth Palace. Having heard Mr Duncan S. Miller a.nd his company render various musical selections on their hand-bells, I have much pleasure in stating that I was both interested and pleased with their perfol"lrance. I had a large party at Lambeth Palace to hear them, and all expressed themselves much gratified with what was played.—A. C. CANTUAR." SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO A LITTLE BOY.—On Wednesday, about noon, a serious accident occurred to a lad named William Gentle, son of a trav^llin^ hawker who hails from Staffordshire. These people have been in the vicinity of Wrexham some time, and on the above date the father was following his avocation in Hope-street. The lad meanwhile was standing on the curb stone of the pavement seeing how far he could jump backward into the horse roa<L He did this once too often, and a carriage, drawn by one horse, knocked him down and went over him. The vehicle belonged to Mr Hope, of March wiel Hall, and was being driven to the station at a fast pace. The father was near at hand. and as quick as thought recued the child but not till the wheel had passed over it twice. The coach- man drove on without even saying a word, or seeing what he had done. Of such conduct it is not for us to speak now, but if the accident proves fat ah as very likely it will, doubtless such heartless and careless conduct on the part of the driver will be considered by the proper authorities. The poor little fellow was at once admitted into the Infirmary and detained, where Dr Evans attended to his wants. The injury is internal and abdominal. There are no outward marks save a little swelling and a small sratch on the left cheek, caused by grazing against the wheel when rescued by the father. Much pity is felt for the father, a very quiet, harmless man, and he watches continually by the bedside of his child. The mother was confined with twins only a. fortnight since, so that on all aides the case is most pitiful. The proprietor states, through his coachman, that the carriage was travelling at about six miles an hour. Mr Hope was not present; but his wife and three other persons were inside, and in front a young coachman, with luggage and two children returning to school with portmanteaus and play boxes. Mr Hope also .< fears it was a very heavy weight to pass over a child of such a tender age, and regrets the accident." The parents blame the coachman for not stopping after the accident, and very properly so, too. SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY AT THE WYNN- BTAY ARMS HOTEL, WREXHAM.—On Friday after- noon, Sept. 14th, a quantity of very desirable free- hold property, situate at Minera and Llandegla, was brought to the hammer at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, by Messrs Baugh, Jones, and Co. There was a large attendance at the sale room, and the bidding, at first slack, afterwards became tolerably brisk, and all the lots were disposed of before the close of the sale. The first lot submitted for com- petition was called Craig-y-Corn," and comprised a dwelling-house, with farm buildings and several fields, situate at Bwlch-gwyn, and adjacant to lands belonging to Lady Ffrench, the Rev. B. O. Barton, and Mr James Radford, containing in surface area 18a Or :J9p" and now in the occupation of Messrs Edward and Samuel Kenrick. The bidding started at but not getting beyond .£550 it was with- drawn. At a subsequent stage, it was again put up at the last bidding, and advanced by ten pounds at a. bid to £630, at which point an open sale was declared, and after three more ten pound notes had been property was knocked down to Mr J. Kenrick, junr., for the sum of .£660. Lot two was a stone-built dwelling-house and shop, adjacant to the foregoing, having a frontage to the turnpike road leading from Wrexham to Ruthin, together with carpenter and smith's shops and^lar^e yard at the rear of the premises, containing 893 yards, and in the occupation of Mr Edward Kenrick and others. This lot was put up at £ 150, and was finally knocked down to Mr Eyton, of Coedpoeth, for £ 245. The same gentleman also became the purchaser of lots three and four. The first, a piece of land adjoining the turnpike road, containing 983 superficial yards, was purchased for .£47; and the second, a piece of land with erections thereon, and containing 1,270 yards, sold for £60. The nen lot was described as four stone-built and slated messuages, adjoining the tarnpike, containing an area PPf. 2,17,1 a.n^ the respective occupations of Tnos. Corneld, John Richards, James William?, and Edward Krick. It was started at £150) and after a very spirited competition was finallv disposed of to a Williams for £280. Lot six consisted of two fields or parcels of land at Bwlchgwyn, having a !:Irg' frontage to the road leading from the Wrex- and Ruthin turnpike to Fronhculog Mansion, acd adjoining the property of Mr James Radford and others, containing in surface area about 5a 2r 18p., and in the occupation of Messrs E.lvrard and Samuel K nrick. The lot was put up at £100) the next, bid being J6150, after which it went up by degrees until it reached at which price Mr W. J. Radford was declared the purchaser. The next lot, a parcel of land, containing about 3r 14n and held under lease by the North Minera Lead Mining Company, at the annual rent of £1 lOs, and on which the company have erected an engine- house, carpenters and smith's shops and other buildings, was purchased by Mr Edwaid Kenrick for .£15. Lot eight comprised three fields all adjacant to each other on the east side of Nnty- ffrifch Valley, at Bwlchgwyn, and containing 6a lr 19p, in the occupation of Edward Kenrick, There was a close competition for this lot, which was nut up at .£125. When .£190 was reached, the auctioneer declared an open sale^nd bids were registered in rap d succession until the amount reached £260. for which sum the property was sold to Mr John Mi chel, of Bwkh-gwyn. The last lot was a stone- built dwelling-house, with cowhouse and land