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C( ROYAL DEVONSHIRE SERGE.—NO article woven for -dies' dresses equals this in usefulness it is the best, ie cheapest, and most fashionable. Prices, Is. 6id., ll £ d., 2s. 3d., 2s. 9d., the yard. For gentlemen's rits and boys' hard wear it is made in strong qualities ad new patterns. Prices from 2s. lid. "the yard., arriage paid on all parcels into London, Dublin," Bel. 1\, bst, Cork or Glasgow. Patterns post free. State st hether for ladies' or gentlemen's wear. Address, pearman and Spearman, Royal Devonshire Serge actors, Plymouth. qi
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before the Iayor; Charles Hughes, T. C. Jones, Edward Tench, A. Wilson Edwards, T. Painter, Dr. Eyton Jones, Edward Williams, and J. C. Owen, Esqrs. ADJOURNED LICENSING DAY. THE CORN EXCHANGE INN. Mr. Bury said he appeared in the case of the Corn Exchange Inn. The occupying tenant. Mr. Horsnell, who had occupied under the Wrexham Brewery Com- pany, had, since the annual licensing day, vacated the premises under an order obtained in the Court of Chancery. No application was made at the general licensing session for the ordinary renewal of the license, and he was instructed now to ask their worships to renew the license nominally to Mr. Horsnell, and to endorse it in the name of the present occupier, Mr. James Compton—for whom he had ample certificate of character—until the date when the ordinary application for transfer would be made in the usual course. The application was granted. THE WHITE BEAR INN. Mr. Evan Morris said he appeared to apply for a re- newal of the license to the White Bear Inn, Yorke- street. He was not present when the application was made at the general sessions. The Intoxicating Liquors Act provided The Clerk It is our custom, when there has been an endorsement, to adjourn the case on that account until the adjourned licensing session. Mr. Morris Well then, there is nothing against the license being renewed ? The Clerk Well, there are two endorsements. Mr. Morris: There are not two against Mr. Morgan. The Clerk That question does not arise to-day. Mr. Morris Then I understand the renewal will be granted. The first endorsement was for per- mitting drunkenness, and in regard to that I am sure the Bench will allow me to say something on behalf of the landlord, who is in very bad health and the house has necessarily to be left very much in the hands of his wife. On the occasion in question there was no one to assist Mrs. Morgan professionally, and consequently there might be facts which were not brought out. A row arose and she could not put it down. The MAYOR I recollect the case very well, and it was considered by the magistrates to be a very disgrace- ful case. Mr. Morris Amongst the parties themselves, no doubt, but the landlord might be unable to quell the noise. The Mayor The landlord himself fought. Mr. Morris He could not fight. The Mayor Well, he did fight. Mrs. Morgan My husband was trying to stop the noise. The Mayor Well, such was the evidence before us. In granting the license the Mayor said that he had simply to say that it appeared to the magistrates that they had no alternative, but he was speaking the senti- ments of the Bench when he expressed a hope that a repetition of such an offence would not again occur. Mr. Morris I am here to say that they will do their best to prevent such a thing again. THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE INN. The Clerk There is the license of the Elephant and Castle. I see Mrs. Birch is here; does anyone represent her ? Mrs. Birch No, I am undefended. The Clerk Then step forward and hear what His Worship has to say to you. Mrs. Birch then came to the table, and The Mayor said he may say that Mrs. Birch's case had been under consideration, and it seemed so peculiar that the Magistrates had been quite exercised in review- ing what bad bken place in connection with the house, and, whilst they could not very well refuse the license, they certainly hoped that in the future she would be more carefid to avoid those bad cases which had "turned np" before them from time to time. A number of them had been-before him, but a greater number before some of his brother Magistrates. Mrs. Birch (indignantly) Bad cases, sir? Why there is not a single conviction against my license The Mayor Will you allow me, please. It does not follow that to make a case a bad one a conviction must be obtained against the house. What I say is this— that I do hope the number of cases which have been proved against you—that is to say, rows in your house, irregularities that are not characteristic of any other house, and which have been recorded in the news- papers Mrs. Birch Umph The Mayor Will not occur so often as they have ever since I have been on the Bench. My friend, Mr. Hughes, takes notice of those things which are prejudi- cial to the morality of the town, and I should like him to say a word or two on this matter. We don't like to argue the thing with you, and without wishing you any possible harm- Mrs. Birch I have not any friends on the Bench. You have all been against me The Clerk Now you must conduct yourself properly. The Mayor: I should like you to permit me to speak. You must know that I have no bad feeling against you- Mrs. Birch You partake of the same feeling as the senior magistrate, Mr. T. C. J ones- The Clerk You must be quiet. Mrs. Birch Why should nut I be allowed to speak on my behalf? I am only a woman, and have no solicitor. The Mayor I have been endeavouring to be as re- spectful as possible to you. Mrs. Birch I feel my position very acutely You drag me up here simply to humiliate me Surely you are men of sense and reason, and not so inconsiderate as to put upon me the foolishness of Christian and the police fighting outside my house ? The Clerk Now, Mrs. Birch. Mrs. Birch It is hard to be put upon. I am but a woman. Is there no man in Wrexham who will take a woman's part ? Mr. C. Hughes As I have been appealed to by the Mayor, I will say a word on your behalf. Mrs. Birch Thank you, sir you are a gentleman. Hughes: In regard to keeping open houses of this kind Mrs. Birch I am only a woman. Have you no feel- ing for a woman ? Lord bless me, cannot you take the part of a woman some of you ? When I send for the police, they only insult me. The other day I sent for Faaffe, and he insulted me. Mr. Hughes There is no doubt the situation of vour louse has a great deal to do with the difficulty of keep- ng it in order. es, you ought to consider that. The Clerk: Now, Mrs. Birch. Mrs. Birch I will speak. I have kept silent long inouuh. I must defend myself. I am only a woman, md I am only brought here to be humiliated. Mr. Hughes You will not allow me to speak. Mrs. Birch Mr. T. C. Jones kept back my license mrposely to humiliate me. Why should he dare to 'efuse the license when there is not a single conviction igamst me ? Mr. Hughes Well, we had better dismiss this case. Mrs. Birch I seem to be a bye-word in Wrexham, .nd for nothing. The next case was called. TRANSFERS. The license of the Royal Oak, High-street, was ransferred from Mr. David Wilson to his brother, Mr. lohn ilson.. The license of the Carnarvon Castle was transferred rom Mrs. Pierce to Mr. Moses Dickin, and that of the, Alexandra Vaults was transferred from Air. Harrison o Mr. James Davies. CARELESS DRIVING. | EftrnJlc Richards was summoned by P.C. Thomas illiams for the above offence. P.C. Williams said on the 4th inst., about five o'clock 1 n the afternoon, he was in Yorke-street, and saw de- ] endant driving a horse and cart. He appeared to be ,ery drunk, and was lying on the bottom of the cart, < )n going further up the street, he ran into a vehicle i IlIt sustained no damage. Witness got a friend to take r im home. Defendant, who expressed sorrow at the offence, was i ned os. and costs. > 1 MASTER AND APPRENTICE. S Henry Parry^ was summoned by his master, Mr. Thos. 'rederick Davies, hair dresser, Hope-street, with com- I lifting a breach of his indentures. c Mr. Bury appeared for the complainant, and said the t efendant was bound apprentice to Mr. Davies in 1875, i a learn the art and mysteries of hair dressing and i having, and his term of apprenticeship would be soon] p. On W ednesday last defendant sat down in the C hop and refused to do any work at all. This youn" 4 shaver^' had made the place most uncomfortable, and 1 ad also been driving^ away the customers. 6 He called Mr. Davies, who said defendant had been I ound apprentice to him since n'th February, 1875. e In Wednesday Parry sat on a form and refused to •ork. Defendant denied the whole of the charges. Eventually the case was adjourned for a week. ABUSIVE LANGUAGE. Margaret Bolan, a young girl, was summoned by Mrs. anny Levi, a married woman, for using abusive langu- ge. It appeared that both of the persons IRve up a jurt in Farndon-street. Mrs. Levi on returning home t the evening found the entry leading to her house g bstructed by Bolan, who was conversing with a young < lan of the locality. Mrs. Levi in pasting Bolan tripped b'ainst her feet and fell. This gave rise to an animated S iscussion, the result of which was the summons. t The Bench dismissed the case, defendant having to s ly her share of the costs. a On leaving the court defendant pointing to plaintiff a lid Her husband threatened to take away my life t Ecause I would not marry him. The Clerk It's too late now. (Laughter). j VAGRANCY. ( Mary Barton, a young woman of no occupation, was v to prison for three months for misbehaviour. P.C. ( aaffe proved the case. ¡: TUESDAY.—Before Charles Hughes, Esq. BEGGJXG, • John Broivn, of Belfast, was in custody charged with J ie above offence committed on the previous day. P.C. iiliams proved seeing him begging in Hope-street, v id the defendant on entering the shop of Mrs Edwards, c jnfectioner, refused to leave the premises until the 1 Beer came. f Prisoner was discharged with a caption. t WEDNESDAY*.—Before T. C. Jones, Esq. I MORE VAGRANCY. b George Yates, a tramp, was charged by P.C. John [organ with soliciting alms from persons in Charles- reet the previous evening. Mr. F. Richards, landlord of the Blossoms Hotel, said tat defendant came into his house, and on being re- p jested to leave he refused. ] Mr. Evans, boots at the Wynnstay Arms, proved seeing the man in company with three other persons, who haunted the yard for some time, and had been seen to enter some private rooms belonging to the hotel. One of the men was found going up staiis into the hotel. Defendant was sent to prison for 14 days with hard labour. FRIDAY :—Before T. C. Jones, Esq. ANOTHER BEGGING CASE. Lawrence and Bartliolowuevo May, brothers, were charged by Mr. Evan Jones, ostler, Wynnstay Arms yard, with begging. Evan Jones said on the previous day, about four o'clock, rthe two prisoners came down the yard and went into the parcel office where several ladles and gentlemen were sitting. When there they commenced playing a tin whistle. Witness told them to go away, but they refused and the police were then sent for. Sergt. Jones said he went down to the Wynnstay Arms yard and found the two prisoners at the entrance of the yard. They were drunk. He asked them to go away, and seized hold of Lawrence by the collar (the manner was demonstrated on the prisoner in the dock) and again ordered him away. Both then turned very rough and he had to have assistance. P.C. Williams then came down, and in struggling with the younger prisoner (Lawrence) got bitten upon the finger. P.C. Williams gave corroborative evidence. The defendants said they were travelling musicians, and had not asked for alms at all. Lawrence com- plained that when at the police station Williams struck at him with all his might. The Bench sentenced Lawrence to 21 days' imprison- ment with hard labour for the assault, and Bartholomew to 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour for begging.
FESTIVAL OF VILLAGE CHOIRS…
FESTIVAL OF VILLAGE CHOIRS AT MALPAS. On Thursday, the 18th inst., a festival of village choirs was held at Malpas, where the fine old churchj with its ample accommodation, seems specially adapted for such a purpose. A rehearsal of the service took place at 1.45 p.m., and the service proper at 3.30 p.m. The service commenced with a procession of clergy from the Rectory, the two rectors, the Rey. C. W. Cox and the Hon. and Rev. W. Trevor Kenyon, bringing up the rear. The service was intoned by the H. Stevens, assistant curate of Tattenhall, the first lesson being read by the Rev. Canon Trevor, rural dean, and the second by the Rev. Canon Cox, rector of Malpas. The sermon was preached by the VICAR of WREX- HAM (the Rev. D. Howell, B.D.), who took for his text the 150th Psalm. Having dwelt at some length nn the history of choral and instrumental music, as recorded in the sacred Scriptures, and the place which music has always held in Christian worship, he made a con- cluding appeal to the choirs assembled, and also to the congregation generally, as to tneir duties and responsibilities, in the following words:— Let me now address a word of exhortation in the firt-t place to the choirs present in this church. To try brethren, is entrusted a most important partis the wor- ship in the House of God. On you it devolves to lead the congregation in their praise to God, as on the officiat- ing Minister to lead their prayers to God. And it is no exaggeration to say that the same reverence, devoutness, and solemnity is required in the one as in the other. We all know what would be thought of a Minister of Christ kneeling before his Maker and Judge, who, while pleading for pardon for himself, and for others, could be seen to be careless, absent-minded, flippant in tone, and undevout in manner. But, what would be thought of him, under such circumstances, is equally what would be thought of you, and God demands oi you as of him, orship in Spirit and in truth." And I am sure I am expressing the anxiety of your ministers lest your proficiency in leading the devotions of others should make you careless in regard to your own. "I confess said an eminent bishop of our church when addressing a body of singers some time ago—" I ( niess that I never listen to a well-trained and well-or-nised choir without a painful feeling that someone 'there might be taping part, and taking pleasure, in the work for the work's sake, yet utterlv regardless of the great and neavenly use and end to which his work was devoted. Familiarity with sacred things is alwavs a snare nothing but watching—nothing but prayer-can prutect you from its hardening influence." C)h mv ? how needful is this warning, both to clergvaiid t, -h-is alike. Let ine, then, beseech YOU to take hE-d that you do not mistake the luve of sacred music for the love of Him in whose praise it should sung. Let me entreat you to beware that you do not substitute the satisfaction derived from the mere indulgence of a musical taste, for purely religious and devotional feeling. May you never forget that it is nothing less tnan the uplifting of the soul—than the living spiritual homage of the heart, that constitutes acceptable praise and worship with God. May you never forget that it matters not how correct your taste, or how perfect your rencieiiny, of music may be—if the spiritiia! sym- pathies and affections of your souls are not engaged in the work, it is only as "sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. May you now never forget that no man can rightly sing in praise of God who has not received the Spirit of God. And oh may it never be said of any of you-" this people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouths, and knoweth Me with their lin" brt their heart is far from Me." And this warning is equally applicable, in its measure and degree, toyou, mv brethren of the congregation in general. I know of hotiiing so hardening to the heart, I know of nothing so deade-ng- to the conscience, as the frequent use of liob- words without a cievout realization of their deep and solemn meaning. And what insult to God so great as the mere sacrifice of the moving lip, with, at the same time, a dull, cold, and faithless heart. If, my brethren, we would have our singing to be an act of real worshii, let us strive to grasp the full meaning of all we sing, and then pour forth with full fervour our whol- s0-]3 in the words and music set before us. This, and tliis'onlv is our safeguard against coldness—against formalism—^ nay, may I not say, against profanity. And let me express the hope that one effect of this day's festival will not to make the worship of G-od more eV h more showy, more scientific, but mjre devotional more solemn, more heartfelt, more congregational, in other woids, it is that we may become more than ever praising congregations, as well as praying congregations. And if this object is to be attained, it can anI, be bv your uniting-all uniting—with deep earnestness and devoutness in the services of the House of Grod. Let me, therefore, entreat you, my brethren, as vou Ih,p2 to mingle your voices with the heavenly choir, where they cease not day nor night singing Hallelujahs and Hosannas to Gou and to the Lamb—never let your lips be mute when God demands your praise. Here, and now. indeed, our songs are mostly in the minor kev FY-p the cry of the holiest and the best of us is, ""6 Lamb of God. Son of the 1 ather, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Tb(iU that takest away the sins of the world prayer Thou that sittest at the right hand of God, the Father, have mercy upon us." But then—once we Pif i xli velJ—°nce we have crossed the threshold of the IN ew Jerusalem—whose music is the seraph song, and whose light is the smile of G v1 song shall be "We praise Thee We bless Thee We worship Thee; We glorify Thee, we give tbnk" to 7/r i?T!iat g^ry.~7° Lord God-Heavenly j ,,1,e Father Almighty! The rev. gentleman concluded with an appeal to the congregation for an Jffertory worthy of the occasion in aid of the expenses attending the festival. The two concluding hymns having been sung t;, = ser. s'ice was brought to a close with the benedicknro- nounced by the Hon. and Rev. W. Trevor Kenvon* The psalms were sung to single chants bv Mac-ian-en. Juseley and Humphreys. Attwood's well-known chant ri E flat and Crotch in A were used to the Canticles. fbe hymn" were sung to well-known tunes from Hymns Ancient and Modern. The service on the whole went •ery steadily, especially the anthem "Lift up your leads(by Dr Hopkins). A little more "light and 1]Jums ^ouId! however, have materially ncreased the eilect. The want of a general rehearsal )revious to the day of the festival however may ac- mnt for the want of attention to these matters of de- ail. The musical arrangements reflected great credit ipon the Rev A. P. Holme and his fellow-worker, the tev. Horace Stephens. Mr. Joseph C. Bridge. M.A., Mus. organist of Chester Cathedral, presided at the Irg-an with characteristic ability, and played as -Volun- anes Andante in F, by Dr. Hiles, march in D (Lem- nens), andthe Ave Maria "of Arcadelt, in which he hawed the beauties of the organ, which, although an. >arentlv new, does not seem to be quite powerful 'nough for the size of the church.
PROPOSED PUBLIC BATHS.
PROPOSED PUBLIC BATHS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. DEAR SIE, Three months have neariv naesed mce the subject of public baths inrrodnced to he Council and public, and now all appears to be till. It is true that a committee has been farmed o consider the question cf the baths, but it is urely time for something definite to be. rrived at, is it not ? The site question, perb-ms is difficult matter for the committor tQ with IUt why not adopt the scheme of ce-v ras noticed iu your last issue, fii.i rhich the Mayor has spent no little time a-- nal to little trouble ? Then the sck^dty'L^f •iz., at the bottom or the field opposite tbe Island rreen Brewery, would be admirably adapted to the raipose. Then comc.s the water question. If the .aths are to be filed with tbe Wafer lV-ok- water tis estimated that it will cost 10.. p, r day, which Q a year would amcunt to a ve. v If his is too expensive, and I hill afniid itVould be. no* siuk flD. artesian well, which. a ost, would supply the baths excellently, or adopt he plan suggested of utilising the lions cf water rom the well which is now wasted. Thef«?«d:»~ «f he young men of Wrtxbam is, there is no u^bt. ery strong on this matter, and it will b0 cons:deied fifeat Ir,1:01 a Uessiug, to nnny to have >aths estab.isiied as soon possible.—Yours, &c. T. J.
^ublic Supply Stores' Teas are the Vrexham! cheapest. 14, High-stryt,
THE PREMIER AND AGRICULTURE.
THE PREMIER AND AGRICULTURE. The speech of Lord BEACONSFIELD at the Royal Bucks Agricultural Association on Thurs- day should go far to allay that unsettled feeling which exists among some as to the agricultural depression. That it does exist is too well known, but that it is as bad as some make out, or ir- reparable, are views which only the foolish would indulge in. Lord BEACOXSFIELD, some fifty years since, was one of the promoters of the association the members of which he addressed on Thursday. Although preferring to be absent, not being in the best of health, and burdened with the cares of State, he yet was too good a friend to his agricultural friends in the county of his adoption, and to the country generally, not to give them that advice and encouragement which, from the noble EARL'S great ability and clear foresight, he is so well able to do. Dealing first with the profits to be derived from the land, he considered that three should result—the rent of the owner, the profit of the farmer, and the wages of the labourer. He showed how fallacious was the opinion held by some that now there was an unexampled period of agricultural distress from causes utterly unprecedented; that our system had broken down. In any case it is injudicious for people to lose their heads in alarm when, in all proba- bility, it is unfounded, and Lord BEACONS- FIELD'S advice will be of good service to the agricultural classes of the country generally. The Royal Commission now sitting will do much to search out the true merits of the case, and the result of their labours will help to a solution of the problem. I
MOLD PRISON. Consequent upon the Government Prison Act coming into force the excellent county prison at Mold, like many others throughout the country, was closed. A representation was subsequently made to the authorities that Brecon prison should be an exception and continue open as before. In the end it was successful, and Mr. IILOYD, of Hereford, who had something to do with urging the Government to retain Brecon prison, has written to the Times suggesting that another exception should be made in the excel- lent prison of the county of Flint at Mold." His views have been supplemented by a letter published in the same paper, from Mr. EDWARD THOMPSON, a visiting justice of Mold Prison. It appears from his letter that a deputation of the Flintshire magistrates have already waited upon Colonel STANLEY, the Secretary for War, but they could not induce the authorities to continue the prison. Whether the result of the report on military prisons, recently published, and which shews the necessity of building new military prisons, may induce the authorities to alter their opinion is questionable. It may. At all events no harm could follow, and much good might, another representation to them of the advisability of re-opening the county prison of Flint. As the correspondents point out the prison is excellently constructed and well adapted for confining military prisoners, those from Lan- cashire and Cheshire being continually detained therein previous to its close. Now that the matter has again been broached it may be as well to discuss it at the forthcoming Quarter Sessions.
JJFACAL UEFOS. LIEUT. H. E. ASPINALL has resigned his com- mission in the 5th Denbighshire Volunteers. Ma. J. B. GOUGH, the great temperance orator, apeaks in the Public Hall on Monday nest. THE Rev T. LL Griffith, rector of Upper Walruer, Kent, and family are staying at their Wrexham residence in Queen-street. DEDICATORY SERVICES in connection with the new Primitive Methodist Chapel in the Hirdir are announced for next week. MACCABE. — On Tuesday last, the Public Hall was crowded by an appreciative audience to listen to Mr. Frederic Maccabe's entertainment, r Begone dull care." THE GRAND CONCEKT.—There is every prospect of a large and fashionable assemblage at Mr. Harries' conceit next Friday, which we hope will be suffi- ciently remunerative to justify him in giving us another concert with first class artistes between this and Christmas. We are asked to state that special tram cars will run before and after the concert. PONY STEALING.—On Wednesday night last a brown aged pony belonging to Mr." Sherratt, Regent-street, was stolen away from its stables in Egorton-street, where it had been put in safety the night before. The thief was not satisfied with the pony alone, but must needs make it complete by taking the horness also. The police are on the watch for the thief, but so far no arrests have been made. THE FAIR.—At the fair on Thursday last there was a moderate show of stock for the season. Buyers were numerous, independent of local dealers, but trade was slow throughout the day. The ( store stock that changed hands was sold at a great reduction in prices. There was but a. mouerate I supply of fat stock, which was of a very indifferent quality. Store pigs made considerably less money, r The prices' of beef, mutton, veal, and pork were t about the same as at last fair. Is*. D.R.T.—The companies' prizes of this corps will be shot for on Erddig Range, as follows:—A, Captain Commandant .T. Devereux Pugh's Com- pany, on Tuesday, September 30th.; B, Captain 1 Evan Morris's Company, and the Band Prize, on [ Wednesday, October 1st. The Honorary Members' ( Prizes will be shot for on Friday, October 3rd. < Shooting to commence on Tuesday and Wednesday Cc at nine a.m. A list of subscribers to the Shooting Fund will appear next week. j THE English Grand Lodge of Good Templars of Wales, which has been holding its sittings during 1 the week at Merthyr, have unanimously elected E Brother Henry Boothey, of Wrexham, secretary. E Brother Hawkins Tilston, who held the post for t several years, declined to be nominated for re- "V election. Mr. Boothey has also been offered, and 1 we understand he will accept, the posts of clerk to a the G.W.C. Templar, and to the ..S. Juvenile c Temples. We congratulate Mr. Boothey on his c success. il SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of this body was f held on Tuesday last. Dr. Williams, vice-chairman, c presided. Mr. Lindop presented his usual report t of absentees. Several parents attended and were r reprimanded for allowing their children to attend t ..0 irregularly. In the following case a summons a was ordered:—Richard Jones, plasterer, 9, Florence- i] street, Martha, eleven next month, 18 attendances t out of a possible 80; Walter, eight last December, E not in school j Sarah, seven, not in school. The s meeting then broke up. n YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.—At a meeting of the committee on Wednesday evening t, last it was resolved to establish a debating class in £1 connection with the Association, the first meeting P to be held on Monday, October 13th. The Rev. H. b J. Haffer was unanimously nominated as president of the class, the nomination of vice-presidents being adjourned. The class will be open to all members CI and associates of the association, and to the general w public on payment of lB. [for the session. Some good essays are already promised, and no doubt the C4 class will be a very successful one. J v SPECIAL CHIJRCH SERVICES.—On Sunday next the Rev. G. Everard, M.A., vicar of St. Mark's, cc Wolverhampton, will commence three day's special se services, as follows :—Sunday, Parish Church 8.30 te a.m., Holy Communion; 11 a.m., morning service sl 4 p.m., service for men only; 6.30 p.m., evening e; service, to be followed by an after-meeting. Mon- 01 day, St. Mark's Church: 12 noon, address to dis- fe trict visitors, Sunday school teachers, and other b Christian workers Parish Church 3.30 p.m., ad- F dress to members of mothers' meetings; Holy T Trinity, Esclusham: 7.30 p.m., short service and p] sermon. Tuesday, Parish Church 3 p.m., address £ ( to Bible classes 7.45 p.m., short service and ser- T mon. Wednesday, St. James', Rhosddu: 3 p.m., cc short service and sermon; Parish Church: 7.45 au pshort service and sermon. L: THE SEWAGE OF STANSTY, &C.—The correct terms of the resolution carried at the meeting of the General Purposes Committee last week are as follows:—" That it be a recommendation to the Council that the necessary consent be given to the Rural Sanitary Authority to drain the township of Stansty into the main sewer of Wrexham, and that the Town Clerk and Mr. Alderman Owen be ap- pointed to suggest terms and conditions of such permission, the boundaries to be distinctly defined upon a map, to be prepared and submitted by the Rural Sanitary Authority." The motion was pro- posed by Alderman E. Smith, and seconded by Mr. Walter Jones. SALE OF RAMS AND STORE EWES.—Mr. Lloyd's second sale took place on Thursday last, when fifty rams and ram lambs, together with 150 Shropshire ewes were offered for competition. The rams belonging to Mr. Lloyd, auctioneer, were fine animals, the first offered making 16 guineas, the rams let for the season .making four guineas each, and were purchased by Mr. Roberts, Berse, and Mr. Roberts, Borras. The ewes belonging to Mr. Roberts, Borras, were a grand lot, making 70s. per head; others made from 50s. tc 65o. per head. Also fifty cattle were disposed of, and a number of calves and pigs. A WARNING.— At Carnarvon county court, on Monday, the judge (Mr. Horatio Lloyd) said that his attention had been drawn to a circular, printed in the district and sold by persons who ought to know better, which purported to be the only legal notice before proceeding to trial," and quoted a section of an Act or Parliament threatening people with imprisonment and all sorts of terrors. He wished it to be distinctly known that there was no necessity for taking the slightest notice of this or any other document which did not bear the name of the registrar of the court. If these remarks had not the desired effect of putting a stop to the sale of such circulars or notices, he would see what effect more rigorous steps would have. JEWISH SOCIETY.—On Sunday last, two sermons were preached in aid of the British and Foreign Society for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews, by the Rev. L. Herscliell, deputation from the Society. The first sermon was delivered in the Congregational Chapel, Chester-street, and in the evening one in Penybryn Congregational Chapel. Mr. Herscheli, who is a oonverted Jew, detailed at some length the work, objects, and the results of the society. He thought it was very uecessary to send Jewish missionaries to Jews, for then the prejudices of God's chosen race could be better understood and more easily overcome. He pointed to the fact that the way in which the Jewish people were kept together was a proof that God intended to re-instate them, if not in their former glory, in a glory little inferior to it. A children's service was held in the Wesleyan Chapel, at which a large number of children assembled. Collections were made at each of the services in aid of the society's fund*. A WHIRLWIN».—Four days ago a farmer and his shepherd were together in a field near Towyn, Merionethshire, looking after a large flock of sheep. Suddenly a peculiar crackling and rustling sound caused them to lift up their heads, when to their great astonishment they perceived the stacks and sheaves in an adjoining wheat-field being whirled about by some invisible agency. The course of the destroyer appeared to be directed to where the flock of sheep were quietly grazing. With a rushing sound what proved to be a whirlwind was upon them, and in a few seconds,. to the intense alarm and consternation of the farmer and his man, scattered their flock of sheep about like chaff. One of the sheep was lifted by the force of the whirlwind a tremendous height into the air, and fell to the ground dead. The wind passed quickly away in a westerly direction without further damage. There is no record of, neither do the oldest people living remember, so singular an occurrence in this part of the principality of Wales. INQUES-z.—On Monday last an inquest was. held at the Feathers Hotel on the body of George Booth, Charles street, who died suddenly on the previous Saturday. Mr. C. K. Benson was foreman of the jury. After viewing the body, the first witness called was John Booth, coachman, who said deceased was his brother. He thought he was about 50 years of age. Witness was lodging with him at his house, No. 9, Charles-street. On Saturday last about 5.30, witness left the house to go to Chester- street. Deceased told him not to be long away as he (deceased) felt he had not long to live. Witness paid no attention to that because he had often been told so before. About seven o'clock witness came back and found that he had fallen off his chair on to the ground, and was quite dead. John Ellis, shoemaker, living in the same house, was next called and he stated that deceased told him he was going to have a bit of a nap." The next time he saw him he was dead. John Roberts, joiner, lodging at the house in question gave corroborative evid- ence. After a brief consultation the jury returned a verdict of Found dead." THE POLLUTION OF THE DEE.—This matter was again brought forward at the last mee. ing of the! Chester Town Council.—Mr. Salisbury asked what steps had been taken by the committee to bring to account those people who had been fouling the waters of the Dee. Had nothing at all been done ? —The Deputy Town-Clerk (Mr. S. Smith) said so far as the general question was concerned, the com- mittee were waiting for the return and the report of Dr. lenyon.—Mr. Salisbury gave notice that if he lived until the next meeting, he would" make a most tremendous row about this thing," and he hoped, therefore, something would be done in the meanwhile. He felt himself getting bad, and it was all owing to the water—(laughter)—and he must put a stop to the thing if possible.—Mr. C. Brown said the committee were not all idle, and had already taken some steps in the matterbut until Dr. Kenyon returned they could not give any official report. Their first move was with regard to Queen's Park, because they thought the cesspool, there was a very great nuisance, and ought to be remedied. The day before he went to the Minera Lime Works, and saw that the wall which it was recommended the company should build was nearly completed. It extended a great distance, was strongly built, and was five feet in thickness, and no difficulty like that experienced was likely to arise. again from the works. But, although the company 1 have erected this strong wall, he noticed that the] colour of the water in the river was the same as 1 ivhen the flsh were poisoned. He traced the Pick- ( lill brook to its source, and found the water was f nuch discoloured. The committee would meet on ( ruesday next, when he hoped they would be able ( :o report on what had been done. 1 NEW COUNTY BUILDINGS, WREXHAM. — The < mildings, which were formerly used as the Militia Depdt for the Royal Denbigh Militia, ha.ve now < seen converted from military to civil purposes, and j ire used for the holding of the petty sessions, the i :ounty court, and quarter sessions, and form a great 1 icquisition to the town. The armoury, which was I m the first floor, and was 45 feet 6 inches long, and c 5 feet wide, has been lengthened to 64 feet 6 inches i )y throwing in two bedrooms, formerly occupied by i he staff of the Militia thus is obtained an admir- t Lble court, well proportioned, ventilated, and I ighted, and the accoustics are satisfactory. At the 1 sast end of the court the magistrates have a private 1 sntrance, with a retiring-room. At the west end c he court is approached by a public entrance; and c ?e have jury and witnesses' rooms on this floor. I he ground floor is devoted principally to lock-up o .nd police purposes. The room formerly used as an d irderly-room is occupied as the chief constable's c ffice. The corresponding room on the other side a s made into the superintendent's office. The room a ormerly used as the sergeant-major's kitchen is e onverted into a guard-room for the police, and for h aking charges and searching prisoners. Com- a ounicating with the guard-room, and underneath il he court and magistrates' retiring-room, we have a passage or corridor, from which all the cells, eight n a number, are entered. The prisoners have access f o the airing court through a small passage under- a Leath the magistrates' private staircase. The b ergeant in charge of the lock-up has good accom- o lodation on the west side; the southern portion of a he building is devoted to quarters for the superin- ti endent and inspector. The superintendent is tl urnished with a private entrance, two convenient si arlours, kitchen, back kitchen, pantry, with five v, edrooms, and other necessary accommoda- a ion. The inspector has parlour, kitchen, back v; itchen, pantry, and three bedrooms, with other 11 onveniences. Adjacent to the south boundary t] all we have the necessary conveniences, together a rith an excellent weights and measures office, p oach-house and stables, with hay-loft, &c. The T ards provided for each of the quarters are con- w eniently divided off, so that those occupying the w ouses, so far as privacy and convenience are u mcerned, might be enjoying the comfort of a h mi-detached villa in the country. The arcbi- a: :ctural appearance of the building from the main u jreet is very little interfered with, as with the oi tception of the airing court walls, nothing is p. bservable. At the back the windows, which were fa of cast iron in small diamond squares, have di een substituted by large squares, with ample w rench casements for the admission of fresh air. rE he court and cells are warmed by an apparatus, pi rovided by Mr. Dodwell, of Shrewsbury. The tl mrt has four coils of pipes heated with hot water. p< he work has been performed by Mr. John Griffith, B tntractor, of Trefynant, near Ruabon, under the H iperintendence of the county surveyor (Mr. R, Ie loyd Williams). j I SUNSET.—JOHN MORGAN'S ADDRESS TO HIS OLD WIFE. Under this title Mr. Townshend Main- waring, of Gallfaenan, has published a. pleasant 1 song, set to a tuneful melody of his own composition. The profits are to be devoted to a good object, the benefit of St. Asaph Grammar School, and we have no doubt that many of Mr. Mainwaring's friends will be glad to secure a copy. BOWLING.-A match was played on Friday week last on the Wynnstay Arms green, between mem- bers of the Ellesmere and Wynnstay Clubs. The following are the scores:— .Ellesmere. J. Cook and J. Pay (7.7) 14 J. W. Lawrence and J. Hood (7.4.7) 18 C. Spartow and G. W. Allinson (0.1) 1 W. White and T. Coffin (0.3). 3 F. Povey and H. Lea (4.7.6) 17 A. Wedgewood (5.5) 10 J. W. Lawrence and J. Cooke (0.7.2) 15 78 Wynnstay, Wrexham. Pavitt and Cogan (1.1) 2 J. B. Murless and H. Price (0.7.3) 10 C. Murless and T. Stant (7.7). 14 T. Ingliam and F. J. Woodrow (7.7) 14 E. Smith and T. Hughe (7.3.7) 17 W.Wilde (7.7) 14 E. Dale and J. Jones (7.6.7) 20 91 After the match, the teams sat down to dinner, under the presidency of the captain, Mr. Smith. It is worthy of notice that the Wynnstay club has won every match this season which has been played on their own ground. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Thursday. Present: Captain Griffith-Boscawen, chairman; Messrs. S. T. Baugh and A. W. Edwards, vice-chairmen; Messrs. J. Beale, J. Burton, W. Brereton, Edward Evans, T. Ll. Fitz-Hugh, Owen Hughes, Maurice Hughes, R. Phennah, C. W. Parsonage, Archibald Peel, Gamer Roberts, T. Rowland, J. Sykes, C. E. Thornycroft, R. C. Webster, and E. Woolrich. The Clerk said that five tenders had been rectived for painting the outside of the house in accordance with the specifications prepared by Messrs. M. Hughes and R. Phennah. The following are the persons tendering and the amounts of each estimate :-Messrs. Davies Brothers, £ 79; Mr. W. Barnet, Chester- street, £ 69 10s.; Messrs. James Martin and Sons, Bridge-street, £ 68; Mr. B. Powell, Chester-street, £ 58; Mr. Edward Jones, Chester-street, .£50. Mr. Baugh moved, and Mr. Rowland seconded, that the tender of Mr. E. Jones be accepted. This was carried.—The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board stating that in deterrence to the views of the Medical Officer and the Board, they would not press for the appointment of an additional nurse for the house. The Clerk applied for orders to prosecute the over- seers of Acton township. The rate hud not been paid in, and they had had ample time to collect it and pay it in. He had a summons against the overseers of Wrexham Regis, which would soon be put in motion. The Board made the order.—Mr. Baugh, alluding to the number of tramps which were admitted into the house on the certificate of the Medical Officer, Dr. Davies, said he should move that the master make out a statement by the next Board day showing the number of tramps that had been so admitted. Mr. Peel thought that if the Medical Officer waa to appear before the Board, he might, by an explanation, save the statement asked for. The Board, however, ordered the return to be u-iacle.-T.Le Master reported the farm produce to have amounted to .£12 12s. lid.; number in the j house, 252 last year, 258; last week, 2S9 j vagrants, men, 9±; women, 16 children, 10 total, 120. This concluded the business. RHOSNESSNET CHURCH SUNDA Y AND DAY SCHOOLS.—The annual treat to the Acton Pane Sunday and day schools was given by Sir Robert and Lady Cunliffe on Friday week. The children assembled at Rhosnessney at two o'clock, and marched in procession to the park, where they were received by the hon. baronet, who expressed the pleasure he felt at seeing them present, and a hope that they would all enjoy themselves. The com- pany numbered about 160 children (amongst which were most of the children of Mrs. White's Orphan Homo), and 50 parents and teachers. The children soon dispersed to enjoy themselves in various way:>, Sir R j'uert joining in the various sports with them in a mu*b hearty manner. When tea time approached the children assembled in the Archery Butts, where tea was prepared, and the domestics of the house assisted in looking after the little ones. The parents partook of tea in the servants' hall. After tea the children were called up for the distribution of prizes, which are given annually by Sir Robert, who, in addressing the children, con- gratulated them on their appearance, and spoke in reference to the attendance at cchool, which, on the whole, had been good, especially within the iast three mouths. He wished to impress upon the parents the great importance of sending their children regularly, as otherwise they could not possibly receive prizes. He then asked the Vicar of Wrexham (Rev. D. Howell) to first present the cards in connection with the diocesan inspection. In doing so tne Vicar said it was very gratifying to 1 find how good a character the school had received from the inspector, his verdict, after the last examination, being-" That the school does well throughout the classes." This, he thought, was highly creditable to the teachers. Sir Robert then distributed the prizes for good attendance, &c., those to the teachers, pupil teachers, and monitors being given first. Prizes were also given for attendance at the choir, and it was stated that in future the choir practices will be held at a quarter to four on Saturday afternoons. At the conclusion of the distribution the Vicar of Wrexham proposed a vote of thanks to Sir Robert and Lady Cunliffe i for the entertainment aad prizes they had given. Sir Robert acknowledged the compliment on behalf of Lady Cunliffe and himself, and expressed a hope; bhat he should again meet them all next year. THE INSURANCE OF COLLIERIES.—Mr. Nuison i Boyd lately read before the Staffordshire Mining 1 Institute a paper on the question of insurance and compensation as regards the Employers' Liability ] Bill, which has especial interest for the coal interests of North Wales. The Bill has not been t passed into law, but Mr. Boyd thinks it will ultimately form part of the statute law of the jountry. Presuming this to be the case, Mr. Boyd } says that it is a matter of vital importance to jolliery proprietors to consider what means they j jould adopt to meet the enormous compensation, } imounting to practical ruin in some cases, for 1 which they would become liable in cases of serious 1 jxplosions, where negligence could be traced to the I -esponsible manager. To meet this difficulty, a ;ystem of insurance against accidents had been pro- 1 posed, and, in calculating the possible capital which vould be required, Mr. Boyd proposed to take one- y lalf the accidents which occurred annually as the s n-oportion caused by the negligence of the employers c >r their representatives, although he believed this ivould be in excess of the reality. There were two I vays of raising the capital, one by levying a tax on he tonnage raised at each colliery, the other by a M jayment per man employed. Mr. Boyd prefers the atter plan, as being the most equitable. As to the. and of insurance society, he thought an association 1: m the co-operative principle would be best. Only :olliery owners would belong to it, and they would t ¡e able to manage the funds strictly for the purpose >f meeting their liabilities. Collieries might be £ livided into fiery and non fiery classes, and each 0 lass sub-divided into dangerous and less dangerous, r: nd the premiums adjusted to meet the porportion t, nd risk to be taken for each colliery. With refer- h nee to the probable premium to be paid, Mr. Bovd b lad made an approximate estimate, with the assist v ,nce of an able actuary 'of one of the London Qsurance companies—an estimate which would, at ny rate, serve as a basis for discussion. The total r< lumber of deaths through accidents in mines in w he United Kingdom was, in round numbers, 1,000, n nd he assumed that one-half of this number'm'ight ,e taken as, under the proposed Act, involving the wners in liability to compensation. The average • ge of the collier was twenty-five years, and taking 11 be average life of a working man to be 48 years, his would leave 23 years of labour to be compen- t( ited. Putting the average wages to be.21 per sc 'eek, the question resolved itself into providing ir dequate compensation for the loss of 500 lives. A tl rorkman would, in all probability, spend at least Ii Os. a week on himself, and the pecuniary loss to a] he suiviving relatives would, therefore, be equal to ■, sum of £ 26 per annum for 23 years, which, at 4 7! er cent, represented the sum of C284 per case. 'his would be the full value of the working life," 'here a man left a wife and children, but where he w 'as unmarried, and left no relations dependent ft pon him, it would be open to deductions. Taking, w owever, the highest valuation, it represented the oi nnual sum of X-142,000, and this, divided over the n nderground population of 400,000, gave a premium F 7s. per man employed per annumn, or 0-22 of a iv enny per ton on the output. Assuming the non- £ ital accidents to be ten to one of the fatal acci- ents, there would be 5,000 cases to deal with, hich, with an average compensation of £ 3 would 1 ;quire a further sum of £ 15,000, or 9d per man H er year. The total tax on mine proprietors would is lerefore amount to about 8s. per man emploved si 3r annum, or Itd per week, in the event of the ai ill proposed by the Government becomina- law. C .e believed the amount in reality would beb much fa ss, and that a penny per week per man would >ver all the liability, b MASONIC INSTALLATION—On Thursday Bro. J. B. Murless, junr., Wrexham, S.W.FitzalanLodge (1452) Oswestry, was installed Worshipful Master of the lodge. The brethren assembled at the Wynnstay Arms, Oswestry, at 4.30, when there were present: —Brothers W. Aston, W.M., J. B. Murlesr, S.W., W. Griffiths, J.W., E. Bremner Smith, P.M. Sec., J. Maciardy, S.D., Alexander Walker, D.C., Alfred Taylor, steward, T. B. Crowther, tyler, D. Vaughan, P.M., C. H. Cartwright, John Whitridge, J. H. Parsons, J. England, Edward Richards, James Morris. Visitors Brothers J. Oswell Burv, 1.336, P.M. P.L. P.G.J.D.; J.C. Owen, S.W., 1,336; Howel Davies, J.W., 1,336 John Williams, Sec., 1,336 J. W. M. Smith, S.D., 1,336 G. E. Woodford, 1,336 R. W. Evans, 1,336; G. W. Allinson, 1,336; Charles Murless, 1,336; Rev. A. L. Taylor, W.M., 1,124; John Hughes, 1,432; J. Chaplin, J.W., 1,124; J. H. Morris, 188 Rev. M. Hamer, 1,582. The Installing Master was Bro. E. Bremner Smirh, who elicited the warm plaudits of the brethren for the able manner in which he performed the cere- mony. Before the lodge was closed the Worshipful Master presented a handsome past master's jewel to the retiring Master, Bro. Aston. The Worshipful Master then appointed his officers for the ensuing year. Officers appointed:—Brothers W. Aston, I.P.M., W. Griffiths, S.W., J. Maclardv, J.W., R. Brayne, S.D., Whitridge, J.D., E. n. Smith, P.M., secretary; Drew, treasurer; Chaplain, organist; Walker, D.C., Cartwright and England, stewards. The lodge being closed the brethren adiourned to a banquet prepared by Bro. Drew. The usual loyal and masonic toasts were duly honoured.
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THE ALMA LODGE G. U. 0. ODDFELLOWS. A supper to inaugurate the removal of the above lodge from the Carnarvon Castle to the Black Lion Inn, Hope-street, and to celebrate a presentation to the Secretary of the Lodge, was held in a lar-e and com- modious room at the Black Lion on Monday evening last. An excellent supper was placed on the tables in a most praiseworthy manner by Host Price, and amongst the large number who sat down were Mr. Evan Morris and Thomas Bury, who acted as chairmen Mr. G. Thompson, and the following :—Past officers of the lodge P.G.M.'s. Thos. Bates, J. Lupton, R. Williams, J. Poole, S. Coombes, and T. Davies pre- sent officers — Mitchell, president; J. Bate, vice- president J. Eaborn, assistant secretary; J. Barker, secretary and — Cutler, one of the trustees. Visitors Messrs. W. J. Sidders (Court KentA.O.F.), J. Lloyd (Oak Tree), W. Proffit, G. Hubbard, Lee, and others. After supper, bowls of punch, &c., were distributed, and other matters having been attended to, a short toast list was proceeded with. After the loyal toasts had been drunk, I Mr. EVAX MoRiussaid he had much pleasure in being amongst them. He had rarely met a better lut cf fellows' and he did not think they were odd allows at all! (Laughter). The object of the club was one which should be encouraged. There was nothing more noble or honourable than to band together to be independent of relief and outside assistance. (Hear, hear). He was glad to be amongst them because he felt that any little help he could give should be given in such directions as that. He was surprised to see that, notwithstanding the hard times, thay had paid £1(j2 5s. 0d. in sick pay. I He would ask what would have become of those re- cipients if they had not had the support of that club: (Hear, hear, and applause). They had been the means of saying £162 of the rates of the country, and those recipients were independent men instead of paupers. (Cheers). He hoped the tide of prosperity whidi now seemed shadowed forth, would enable the members to draw less in the future than in the past, and that in the coming year they would recoup their loss and have art overplus. (Hear, hear). One good thin r was to chose as .new members young men Wio would not be a burden to them for many years, and, further, such would teach the young men to make provision for their old age. (Cheers). He had much pleasure in giving the toast of "The Alma Lodge." It was the til-at time he had been amongst them, but he hoped it would not be the last. He coupled with the toast the name of Mr. Bates. Mr. BATES, in responding, endorsed what Mr. Evan Morris had said. The large amount spent during the year for the relief of members out of work showed^vhat a large amount of distress there had been in the neigh- bourhood. A large number had applied to him for assistance, and by the fund they had been enabled to travel from tOiyn tntown without their becoming paupers. r He thought all friendly societies were doing a good work, and lie was glad to see that the higher classes of society looked uuon those clubs in a proper light. They had extended their borders much lately, and had established lodges in the Cape of Good Hope, Australia, I and other parts. (Applause). Mr. T. Eun: said lie thought these club, were of the greatest importance to the eountiy at large. As had been pointed out the money spent by these dubs was spent when it was urgently needed, and many would have had to go to some charitable fund had they not had the club as a resource. (Hear, hear). He was glad to be present to congratulate them upon the very excellent room which they there had for the purpose of their business, and the excellent attention which seemed to be given to them by the landlord, Mr. Price, and he wished them every success. (Hear, hear, and applause). He was much struck with the sentiment of the song they had just heard, in which occurred the words "Care for them who cared and clung for us when we were young," and he thought the gentlemen who had taken "care°of that society when it was young were those in whom they could implicitly trust. They had not worked for any advantage of their own, but for the weal of all (hear, hear)—and it was a great deal to know that next to a man's private affairs he watched over the welfare of his lodge, and took a personal interest and pride in it. (Applause). It must have been a great responsi- bility upon those who had cared and dung" for them whilst they were young as a lodge. Amongst those was ] the gentleman who stood on his left, Mr. Lupton. (Loud applause). He had been deputed to the proud privilege of presently asking his acceptance of a beau- ] tiful present prepared for him by the district omcers, i and the members of the lodge, and many friends. He was sure that he could say of Mr. Lupton that as a high-class artisan there was no man in Wrexham who did his work better, or worked harder, than Mr. c Lupton. (Hear, hear, and applause). In addition, he £ took great interest in that society, and he hoped he may be long spared to look upon the beautiful pictures of himself and his wife, which were to be presented to l iiim—(hear, hear)—and that they would be handed down r to his sons, and sons' sons, as a memento of the fact • that their ancestor was respected by all classes, and his labours appreciated by his lodge. (Hear, hear). The photographs were then brought into the room a md presented to Mr. Lupton by Mr. T. Bury in a few impropriate terms. Mr. LUPTON, in responding, said he was thankful to ,hem for the present which he had received that evening. + rhey had a great many young members, and he hoped I ;hey would endeavour to deserve a similar testimonial. Hear, hear). Of course he had worked hard since he be- f onged to the society, and perhaps by his own merits he lad gained what they had just presented to him. (Hear, t lear). He hoped that every one of their younger jrotheio would work as he had, and he hoped they vould deserve and get a similar recognition of their abours. (Applause). A Mr. Evan Morris and Mr. T. Bury had to leave at his stage of the proceedings. Before leaving the room, i lowever, Mr. Evan Morris announced that he would f ubscribe £11s. to the sick funds of the society. Loud v iheers were then given for both gentlemen. C Mr. J. Thompson was then voted to the chair Mr ee occupying the vice-chair. h The CHAIRMAN proposed The Town and Trade of iVrexham," which was responded toby Mr. BATES. Mr. W. J. SIDDERS, in responding to the toast of 'Kindred Societies," said he could not pride himself as lelonging to their Order of Oddfellows, but he had had 1 3 years experience in connection with a kindred society, 11 hrough whose various offices he had been fortunate to lass, and he was always glad to meet the members of d ,ny other society. When he joined the Foresters he tc ound a kind of antipathy existing between the various s1 rders, but he was glad to say that now such feeling had u lassed away. (Hear, hear, and applause). In regard sl o the objects of such societies, he was sure no words of is were needed, as they had been well laid before them h y the chairman and others, and he hoped those objects rould be appreciated by the inhabitants at large, to b they were of the greatest importance. (Hear, 0 ear). There was one thing he should like to mention, M nd that was in regard to the action of Government in jference to Friendly Societies. A short time ago it Tas feared by Friendly Societies that an effort would be lade by the Government to take into their own hands he conduct of those societies. Some time ago there p Tas, perhaps, some reason for Government contemplat- a, Ig such an action, but now the societies had made a c; love onward and shown with what efficiency they could j, lanage their own affairs. (Hear, hear). He hoped the 01 ay was far distant when Government would attempt Ir ) take out of their hands the control of their own a! icieties. (Hear, hear). He thought that they as working cij ten were better able to conduct their own business lan a class of highly paid men, who could know but p: ttle, if anything, about such matters. (Hear, hear and pplause). sa The Press and a few other toasts having been L>, isposed of, the "Host and Hostess" was most cordially runk, and a very pleasant meeting terminated. Some very good songs were sung during the evening. The photographs presented to Mr. Lupton were the ork of Messrs. Brown, Barnes, and Bell, and at the >ot of the photograph of Mr. Lupton were the ords "Presented by the Wrexham District G.U.O. Odd-Fellows to P.G.M. John Lupton, as a ibute of respect for past services as district master, OT." A summary of the club's accounts showed Cash in tl ank Jan. 1st, 1879, £180 10s. 21: out on interest, 160; in treasurer's hands, 0. 10.1. at
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