DENBIGH. The Denbigh Office of the NORTH WALES GUARDIAN is now at Albert Terrace, Vale-street (nearly opposite the Station-road). All communications addressed either to The Reporter," or Mr. COTTOII bZI name will receive immediate attention. The paper is on sale at the shops of Messrs. J. DAVIES and W. A. NOTT, and at the Bookstall at the Station. POLICE COURT.-On Saturday morning John Parry, of Carnarvon, was brought up in custody of Sergeant Lewis charged with drunken and dis- orderly conduct on the previous evening; the Mayor, Alderman T. Gee, being on the bench. Defendant was fined 2s. (jd. and costs. DR. LYNN.—This well-known entertainer, who has caused eo much sensation by his wonderful legerdemain tricks at the Egyptian Hall, London, gave a performance to a crowded house at Denbigh on Friday evening. It was certainly the most wonderful, sensational, and at the same time amus- ing performances of the kind ever seen in Denbigh. cl DENBIGHSHIRE INFIRMARY.—Fortnight ending September 13th, 1879:— IN-PATIENTS. OUT-PATIENTS. Admitted 8 Admitted 46 Discharged 2 Discharged 22 Cured 2 Cured 19 Cured 2 Cured. 19 Relieved 0 Relieved 2 Dead 0 Dead 1 Irregularity 0 Irregularity 0 Made Out-patients 0 Made In-patients 0 Remain in the House 19 Admitted since Jan. 1.7S3 Remain in the House 19 Admitted since Jan. I 783 Casualties. 9 W. FRANCIS JONES, House Surgeon. LECTURES.—During the week Mr. A. Hagarty, a well-known lecturer on health and character, has given a series of lectures, with capital lime light effects, on phrenology, physiognomy, health, mag- netism and electricity, in the Assembly Room, to large audiences. Some of the lectures were free. The instruction given was most valuable, and this was blended with much amusement derived from the accurate way in which the lecturer described the characters and physical characteristics of several persons who submitted themselves to his examination. During the day Mr. Higarty at- tended the ante-room for private consultation as to character and health. BROOKHOUSE BRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHED.— Mr. W. G. Helsby, photographer, Vale-street, Denbigh, has been commissioned to photograph the present state of the' chasm" over the Ystrad river, and the temporary wooden bridge constructed by Messrs. Scott and Edwards. Mr. Helsby has produced a large and most successful view, which shows not only the proportions of the excellent tressle I bridge" over which the trains now run, but gives a very accurate description of the great damage clone by the flood both to the bridge and the railway. The river, which is now shallow and narrow, is well brought out, and in looking at the photo, wonder is excited that the stream could have risen to such an extent, and been strong enough to carry away so formidable a structure as the stone bridge is shown to have been. Those who have not seen tha chasm and temporary bridge will get a very accurate des- cription of it by inspecting the photo now on view at Mr. Helsby's. MR. T. J. WILLIAMS' WAREHOUSES.—Mr. T. J. Williams who is certainly one of the most enter- prising and successful tradesmen in North Wales has just added to his already large business premises I some extensive and convenient new warehouses. Whilst thus meeting the requirements of his grow- ing business he has also carried out what cannot but be regarded as a real public improvement. Some months ago he purchased some cottages in Broomhill Lane, which to put it mildly, were not of a very attractive exterior or habitable interior. These were demolished and upon the site to which was added some land surrounding them, has been erected a substantial and excellent looking build- ing. On the ground floor is a large carpet ware- house both roomy and convenient. Adjoining is being erected a smaller warehouse for lighter goods. Above the whole extent of these buildings are built a number of commodious bedrooms and sitting rooms. Each apartment is fitted with fire places, gas and water, whilst the most approved means have been adopted for ventilating the whole build- ing. This structure has been connected with Mr. Williams' High street establishment, by means of a passage built on an archway thrown across Broom- hill Lane. This structure has added to, instead of detracting from the appearance of the lane and the public will have the benefit of the lamp now being erected thereon. This neat light structure has suggested the idea of calling the buildings The Temple Bar Carpet Warehouse" by which name they will we believe be designated. The work which is rapidly approaching completion has been carried out in the most excellent manner and to the entire satisfaction of Mr. Williams, by the con- tractor Mr. Griffiths, builder, of Rhyl who has employed local workmen. We hope that trade will flourish and the new buildings soon be fully occupied. It would be well if the council made this lane a little more convenient for pedestrians. Something might be done to the dilapidated old steps half way up and as it is much used by visitors to the castle a little outlay in making it more presentable would be well spent. We may add that just above Mr. Williams' new warehouses Mr. W. Keepfer has built two excellent dwelling houses, which present a marked contrast to the tumble down old structures that previously existed there. Thus by degrees the dilapidated portions of the town are being rectified and the town itself gradually modernised. A MirNiGHT FIRE.-Abou midnight, on Friday, a fire was discovered in the building adjoining the bakehouse at the back of the premises belonging to Messrs. J. Roberts and Company, Star Shop, High- street. Mr. J. Roberts had glanced around the premises before retiring for the night, and to all appearance everything was safe. Soon after mid- night, he was awoke by the sound of timber crack- ing, and seeing a glare of light he sprang up and gave an alarm of fire. Having ascertained that the fire was in the building over the bakehouse oven, his first thoughts seem to have been about the necessity of alarming a respectable old woman who lives in a cottage adjoining the bakehouse. He succeeded in awaking her by breaking the bed- room window, but when she appeared at the window and saw the flames she was so overcome by fright that she threw herself on the bed again, apparently stupified. Mr. Roberts, fearing for her safety, broke open the door, and, finding her in the state described, he carried her out of the house, and she was kindly taken by Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, of the Temperance Hotel, and put to bed. The poor old lady's state and her regrets at being unable to save any of her property, were almost comical." Miss Roberts, having been aroused by her brother's cry of fire, with much presence of mind quickly made her way to the police station and to the Bull Hotel, the residence of the captain of the fire brigade, and gave an alarm of fire. The members of the brigade were present in the most prompt manner; attached the hose to the hydrant close at hand and quickly poured water upon the burning building, which, by this time was nearly destroyed; the beams, rafters, and doors being consumed. By the well- directed efforts of the brigade, aided by the towns- people who had assembled, the fire was got under and confined to the building in which it broke out, with the exception that a number of tools, used in the bakehouse, were burnt and rendered useless. Had the fire not been discovered thus, and assist- ance been promptly at hand, there must have been great destruction of property, as it is closely con- fined and the buildings are rather old and having a larger proportion of wood than modern structures. It is supposed that the heat of the oven must have set fire to the wood-work of the room over it. The building was insured in the Guardian Fire Office," and the fixtures in the "Lancashire Fire Office," so that, fortunately, the loss will not fall upon Mr. Roberts. The damage, we believe, is about X30. A letter from Messrs. Roberts, in reference to the fire, > appears in another column. VOLUNTEER PRIZE SHOOTING. The annual competition in firing exercise amongst the members of the corns took place on Saturday at the range at Pont Ystrad. The arrangements were excel- lently carried out by Sergeant-Instructor Masters, Captain R. Lloyd Williams giving that general super- vision conducive to the success of the event. FoR EFFICIENT MEMBERS.—beven rounds at 300 yards. Any position. Regulation target. Points. Private P.. Davies, El 1Cs 23 Quartermaster-Sergeant Hughes, £ 1 ^3 Lance-Corporal William Jones, £ i £ Private Owen Evans, 17s. Corporal Masters Private E. Hughes, 12s. 6d. •• Colour-Sergeant hilwards,_10s 19 Lance-Corporal R. Price, 7s. 6d 19 Private T. Davies, bs 19 Private John Davies, 5s. Lance-Corporal R. Roberts, 4s 13 Sergeant Helsby, 3s. It will be seen that several competitors made tne same score vet the prizes vary in amount, according to the mode in which the score was made up. COMPETITION FOR RECRUIT*Seven rounds at 200 yards. Points. j Bobert Knowles, Hush Lewis, 10s Richard Jones, 7s. Thomas Hughes ia j8 1 .I 1 TRADESMEN'S PRIZES were also competed, ior oy tne efficient members of the corps. The prizes were articles J of value given most generously by the tradespeople of the town, such as groceries, wines and spirits, articles of wearing apparel, and fancy goods of various kinds. We are requested to acknowledge gifts from the- following tradespeople:—Messrs. W. Keepfer A. and T. Ash- ford W. Edwards, chemist; R. A. Davies, draper; Henry Joyce, watchmaker J. H. Jones, chemist; W. A. Nott; E. Jones, stationer Parry and Williams, drapers; Hughes, chemist; W. Green; Gittins, watch- maker J. Roberts, grocer W. Evans, Back-row; Wm. Simon; Mrs. Williams, Golden Lion; D. P. Jones, watchmaker; M. Bird; Mrs. Roberts, Cross Keys; Messrs. T. Pritchard, Butchers' Arms; T. Jones, Eagles Edwards, Chirk Castle W. G. Helsby Isaac Williams Littler and Williams D. Griffith Pierce and Horton J. Jones, Market Vaults Robert Davies, Vaults; J. Armor Lloyd, Druidlnn Davies, saddler; Moses Parry, King's Arms; Owen, grocer; Price Jones, grocer Mrs. Simner; Messrs. Edward Angel; John Lloyd, Bull Hotel; Peter Williams, gardener; John Edgar; Hughes, ironmonger; Davies, Love-lane; Langford, tailor; Lloyd, saddler; Mrs. Fox, High-street; Mrs. Minshull, Crown Hotel; H. Hughes, draper T. Howard T. Pierce Hughes D. Jones and Son; Jones and Wynne; Wm. Hughes, King's Mills; E. T. Jones; B. Holgate; D. Hughes, shoemaker; D. Hamer; Mrs. D. P. Williams; J. Williams, grocer; Mrs. Jones, Farmers' Inn W. T. Andrews, Star Vaults; Jones, Harp Inn Williams, I Leopard; T. Chapman; W. Williams, Hawke and Buckle; O. J. Williams, draper &c. The distribution of prizes for manual and firing exer- cise, and for the bayonet competition, will take place in the County Hall on October 4th.
ABERGELE. MR. T. S. STOOKE, of this place, was on Friday appointed to cany out the Plynlimon water scheme at Aberystwyth. BODFARI. A MONSTER MEETING OF JUVENILES AT NANTLYS, BODFARI.—On Tuesday, the 10th inst., Captain and Mrs. Pennant gave their annual entertainment to the children of the National Schools, of Bodfari and Tremeirchion. The procession, consisting of about 120 boys and girls neatly dressed in their Sunday attire, started from the school of Bodfari about half-past two, marshalled by Mr. Owen, the head- master, and Miss Roberts, the assistant teacher, with the staff of monitors, and arrived at Nantlys in due time soon after, the contingent from Tre- meirchion, numbering about 45, under the care of their respective master and mistress, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, soon reached their destination and took up their position, as heretofore, on the left side of the spacious court in front of the mansion, whilst the Bodfari school occupied the forms on the right of the front door. All having been seated, H Grace before meat" was chanted, Mrs. Pennant and the young ladies, assisted by their cousin, Miss C. Pearson, took the initiative and dealt out to their happy guests a plentiful supply of Bara Brith, bread bountifully sprinkled with currants, together with pieces of bread also liberally buttered. Tea, duly molifiod with milk 'and sugar, was liberally handed round. The ladies of Nantlys were assisted by Miss Oldfield, of Bryn Clwyd, together with some of the head domastics, all of whom seemed to vive with each other in giving a thorough welcome to the juvenile guests. At length the repast was concluded, and silence having been called by Mr. Owen, the Grace after meat was chanted. Captain Pennant, availing himself of the pause that followed, invited his male volunteers into the park to compete in running and jumping and other athletic exercises, and with all that real kindness and consideration so character- istic of the man, personally superintended a variety of games, in which, when a youth, he must no doubt have frequently borne off the palm. In the meanwhile, the young ladies in another part of the grounds wiled away with the girls nearly two hours in games. The shades of evening beginning to close, the gallant captain, with his merry band, returned into the conrt to present the prizes, awarded by the Diocesan Inspector of Schools, to T. P. Owen, Elizabeth Roberts, G. W. Townshend, Anne Jones, Mary Hughes, H. J. Hughes, Anne Williams, J. B. Tinuiswood, Thomas Jones, Thomas P. Roberts, H. J. Smith, Selina Jones, J. P. Owen, Owen Jones, Richard Jones, and Edward Parry. This business, so creditable both to the children and teachers, having been dispatched, additional prizes were pro- vided by Captain Pennant for the most meritorious for regularity, good conduct, and proficiency. The proceedings being about to terminate, the Rector of Bodfari, at the request of the venerable vicar of Tremeirchion, the Rev." Hicks Owen, proposed a vote of thanks to Captain and Mrs. Pennant. In doing so the rev. gentleman remarked, to their thanks he would add his own, sensible as he was that no one took a greater interest in the well being of all classes at Bodfari than their worthy host that day. They had some of them, no doubt, heard the parson and the clerk jocularly called the Vicar and Moses," but Captain Pennant and himself, in the official relation in which they stood to each other, would not distain to be called the Vicar and Philip," and though Captain Pennant did not pretend to be dot-ingly fond of horses, he was known to be a lover of animals higher in the scale of creation as a Phil-anthropist. He was a lover of his neighbours, a lover of his tenants and de- pendents, a lover of his domestics, and he (the speaker) had the gratification of knowing that his love was cordially reciprocated by them all. He would therefore call upon them to give Captain and Mrs. Pennant three Welsh cheers. And now he would ask the children to give the young ladies three cheers that would make the echoes of Tremeirchion rock. And now there was a young gentleman pre- sent who, both on account of his parents as well as on account of the honoured name he bears, was entitled to their special notice. He need scarcely mention him, Master David Pennant, one who bore his name, was equally distinguished as a scholar, and a devoted and exemplary Christian gentleman. The records of the University of Oxford, wherein he was a first-classman, and the parishioners of Whit- ford, so long as memory holds her seat, would bear witness to what he had said in favour of the late Mr. Pennant; and may God Almighty grant this young gentleman grace and strength to emulate the virtues of him whose name he bears, and to transmit his name untarnished to latest posterity. Captain Pennant having briefly expressed his gratification in seeing the children enjoying them- selves, all returned, well pleased, to their respective homes. In addition to those already mentioned, there were among the visitors—Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Morgan of Mold, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Morgan, Caegwyn Mrs. Browne, Bodfari; &c., who were all much delighted in witnessing the gratifying pro- ceedings.
BSYMBO AND BROUGHTON. TEA PARTY AND ENTERTAINMENT.—On Monday, a tea party was given to the children and friends connected with the Sunday school at the Baptist Chapel, Moss, when upwards of 250 were regaled with the good things provided, the proceeds being devoted to the chapei funis. In the evening a miscellaneous entertainment was given in the chapel, under the presidency of Mr. John Jones, Moss, by the chapel choir, uuder the leadership of Mr. T. Williams, and the Alyn Lodge glee party. The choir sang "Hail Smiling Morn," H Hallelu. jah Chorus," "On Jordan's Banks," and "Fare- well," in a manner which elicited a most hearty applause. The Alyn Lodge glee party rendered The Fern and the Foygiove" and "Tho Fisher- man," in good style. Several appropriate readings and recitations were interspersed through the pro- gramme, which were well given by Messrs. John Roberts, William Jones, David Williams, and Wm. Lloyd. The songs and duets by Miss Jano Jones, Mr. J. P. Evans, Mr. J. Davies, and Mr. S. Llovd were well appreciated by the large attendance, and altogether a very pleasant evening was spent. The usual vote of thanks terminated the meeting. CONCERT.—A grand concert was given on Monday evening in the Brynteg School, kindly lent for the occasion by the Brcughton School Board, under the auspices of the members of the Foresters* Football Club, Gwersyllt, the proceeds being in aid of the "j funds of the club. Mr. Owen Price, who has taken a most active part in the success of the club, presided. The first part of the programme opened with a pianoforte solo "March," by Master E. Williams, Brynteg, and was finely rendered. The glees" Hark the lark" and See the Chariot at hand," by the Gwersyllt Glee Party, were given with taste and precision and received considerable applause. The singing of Mr. Simon Davies in the "Death of Nelson "and "The white squall," was very good, and was duly appreciated. The duets by Messrs. John and Seth Robert?, "Y Ddau forwr" and "We are two roving minstrels," and Love and war" by Messrs. J. Jones and S. Davies were both well rendered. The great attraction in the programme was the comic singing of Mr. Robert Anderson, who gave" Mary the pride of the dairy," "How docs he do it," and "The poor! married man" with considerable ability and received most deafening applause, being redemanded on each occasion. The second part of the programme opened with a pianoforte duet, Overture to Tancredi," by Miss and Master Williams, Brynteg, and was skilfully and tastefully rendered and much applauded. The following songs were given in a pleasing manner, at intervals in the programme, and duly appreciated Old England for cveri shall weather the storm," by Mr. W. Hulken "Good evening," by Mr. R. L. Jones; "Baner ein Gwhd," by Mr. John Roberts Turn the mangle Joe," by Mr. W. H. Barratt; I bias gogerddan," by Mr. Seth Roberts; and The Welshman," by Mr. John Jones. The National Anthem terminated a well arranged programme. There was not a crowded attendance, but a most appreciating one, and the members of the club may be congratulated upon the success and patronage they received in the depressed state of trade. A vote of thanks to the chairman and performers was passed with ac- clamation.
CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRE. TEA MEETING.—The English Wesleyan friends at Cefn Bychan held their quarterly social tea meeting on Monday afternoon. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—The Sunday Scholars of the Acrefair Methodist School, and the Rnssel- street ragged school, were entertained with tea on Monday afternoon, in the English Baptist School- room by Mr. Davies, Plaskynaston House.
CHIRK. PENTRE NATIONAL SCHOOL.—This school was examined by the Diocesan Inspector on the 11th July last, and the following gratifying report on the religious instruction has just been received:—" The religious instruction imparted in this school is of a very high order. The work is thoroughly well got up. There is a tone of earnestness about the school that is most pleasing to observe." The following children gained certificates of proficiency:—In- fants Mary Jones, Ada Davies, Alex. Krohn, Wm. Evans, Eunice Stokes, Arthur Edwards, Jno. Wm. Evans. Group IV.: Annie Jones, Jno. Brentnall, Hannah James, Annie Hamblett, Emily Stokes. Group III: Harriet Docler, Arthur Williams, Thos. Morris Edwards, David Edwards, Abraham Parry, Thomas Carsley. Group II: Wm. Bennett, Mary J. Davies, Richard Evans, Elizabeth J. Davies. Group I: Arthur Cowper, Annie Owen. In addition to the above, four children were awarded the new honour certificate, viz.: Harriet Davies, Evan Williams, Edwin Edwards, Mary Jane Evans.
CORWEN. THE STATIONJIASTER.—Mr. Buckton, formerly of Llangollen, who has been for many years station- master at Corwen, has accepted a promotion from the directors of the Great Western and has removed to Birmingham. He had earned the respect and good opinion of the Company and the public. He will be eucceeded at Corwen by Mr. Morris, formerly stationmaster at Bala. DRINK AND SUNSTROKE.—At the special petty sessions on Friday, before J. B. Walker, Esq., John Brown was charged with being drunk and disorderly at his lodgings on Thursday night. Sergt. Williams and P.C. Lewis said that the prisoner was taken to* his lodgings, and afterwards they were called in by Mary Evans, the lodging-house-keeper, on account of prisoner creating a disturbance, and he was then locked up. Prisoner said he came from Bala the previous morning, and that he belonged to the 41st Regiment; while in the army he had a "sun- stroke," and when he took a little drop it had more effect upon him than others. Fined 5?. and 9s. 6d. costs. The fine was not paid, and defendant was sent to prison for seven days. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. FRIDAY, SEPT. 12TH.—Present: The Rev. D. Evans (chairman), Messrs. Robert Roberts, Richard Jones, Godfrey Parry, John Roberts, John Parry, JohnWhite, Robert Wynn, Robert Davies, Henry Herbert, Edward Jones, Morris .Roberts, John Morris, Edward Roberts, Richard Edwards, and the Rev. T. Williams; Mr. E. Jones, clerk. STATISTICS. Out-relief administered during the past fox-tnight, per Mr. Robert Hughes, je67 18s. lid. per Mr. Thomas Hughes, jBGl lis. 6d. Number in the house, 46, Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 152. Balance in treasurer's hands, £1,048 10s. 4d. ASSESSMENTS. There were several cases of appeal brought before the committee. — Messrs. Louis and Edwards, Ruthin, appeared before committee and made an application to have the name of Owen Owens, Llechwedd, Llantyailio, removed from the poor-rate book, and substituted by the name of Thomas Davies, Aberddu, Llantysilio. The committee, after considerable discussion upon the matter, refused the application. COMPLAINT. Mr. Richard Edwards, of Pentre Bach, Llanarmon, appeared before the committee and stated that the present valuation of the parish of Llanarmon was much higher in proportion than the other parishes in the union. It was agreed that a reduction of 15 per cent. be made on all the farms in the parish of Llanarmon. Other minor cases before the committee were disposed of.
DOLGELLEY. MERIONETHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. This society held its annual show here on Wednesday week. There was a noticeable falling off in the atten- dance, and everywhere in the show yard, especially among the stock, the inclement weather of the past season made itself visible. This year the president of the society was Mr. W. J. Beale, Bryntirion, Dolgelley, with Mr. Richard Rowlands, Henshop, Llanegryn, as vice. The treasurer was Mr. T. P. Jones Parry, North and South Wales Bank, Dolgelley the secretary, Mr. Thomas Ellis, Henblas, Bala; and the committee of management—Bala district—Messrs. E. G. Jones, Fronderw, chairman; J. Williams, Gwernhefin, vice- chairman E. Evans-Lloyd, Moelygarnedd W. Price Jones, Bodwenni; Henry Jones, Cefnprys D. Morgan, currier, Bala; T. Jones, Brynmelyn, secretary. Dol- gelley district—Messrs. J. Vaughan, Nannau, chair- man Wm. Griffith, Glyn, vice-chairman C. Edwards, Dolserau E. Griffiths, Springfield House Richard Jones, Ffriddbryncoch Allen Mair, Dolmelynllyn; John Ellis, Lawnt Cottage, secretary. Harlech dis- trict—Messrs. L. H. Thomas, Cae'rffynon, chairman S. Holland, M.P., Cae'rdeon, vice-chairman; W. R. Lawford, Glyn, Talsarnau W. M. Williams, Pentre- mawr; E. J. Williams, Mochras, Harlech; R. Jones, Gwerneinion, Llanbedr, E. M. Roberts, Cefntrevor, Talsarnau, secretary. Towyn district—Messrs. W. R. M. Wynne, Peniarth, chairman; D. E. Kirkby, Llan- fendigaid, vice-chairman Edward Watkins, Penllyn R. Rowlands, Henshop W. Parry, High-street, Towyn; H. Pughe, Cae'rbellan, Abergynolwyn; Dr. Foulkes Jones, Towyn, secretary. The judges of home made produce and honey were—Mrs. Owen Slaney Wynne, Plasnewydd, Ruabon: Mrs. Williams, Maesy- rheddydd, Bala; Mrs. Williams, Fronbeuno, Bala. The general managers in the yard were—Messrs. John Vaughan, Nannau O. S. Wynne, Plasnewydd Chas. Edwards, Dolserau; C. E. J. Owen, Hengwrt ucha John Williams, Gwernhefin; W. B. C. Jones, Myn- yddednyfed; W. R. Lawford, Glyn; J. R. Davies, Corsygedol; and the veterinary referee, Mr, Tom Roberts, Oswestry. Among those present in the show-yard were—Mr. S. Holland, M.P., and Mrs. Holland, Caerdeon Mr. W. J. Beale, president; Mr. S. Pope, Q.C. the Hon. and Rev. W. E. Bridgeman Mr. R. Gillart, Machynlleth Captain Price, C'yfronydd Mr. W. R. Williams, Bryn- cemlyn; Mr. Owen Slaney Wynne, Ruabon Mr. L. H. Thomas, Talsarnau; Dr. Lloyd Williams, Dr. John Jones; Dr. Edward Jones Dr. J. Ff. Jones, Towyn the Rev. Canon Lewis, the Rev. Osborne Williams the Rev. John Hughes; Mr. T. H. Williams, Llwyn Colonel Pryse, Peithyll; Mr. H. C. Fryer; Mr. G. G. Williams, Wallog Mr. J. Hughes Jones, Aberdovey Mr. Phelps, Newlands, Machynlleth; Mr. Shaw, Oswestry; Mr. John Williams, Gwernhefin, Bala Mr. F. Parmeter, Bala; Mr. II. J. Reveley, Dolgelley Mr. Charles Edwards, Dolgelley; Mr. John Vaughan, Nannau; Mr. E. Breese, Portmadoc; Mr. W. Griffith', Glyn, Dolgelley Mr. T. H. Clough, Corwen; Mr. W. Phillips, GlanmachJas, Towyn; Mr. W. B. C. Jones, Criccieth; Mr. George Lewis, Oswestry; Mr. R. J. Finlay, Abergwinnant; Mr. Homfray, Portmadoc Mr. T. Jones, Brynmelyn Mr. W. P. Jones, Bodweni; Mr. \v R M. Wynne, Peniarth; Mr. F. G. Jones, Giltal- garth; Mr. E. J. Jones, Fronderw; Mr. W. R. Law- ford, Glyn, Talsarnau; Mr. W. Parry, Towyn; Mr. R. G. Price, Towyn Mr. Thomas Roberts, Bryny- berth; Dr. Owen Richards, Bala; Dr. Lloyd, Bar- mouth Mr. J. R. Davies, Barmouth; Mr. W. Pughe, Llanbrynmair; and others. Eleven horses entered for the jumping competition, the result being :— Mis. Harold Lees, Pickhiil, Wrexham brown horse, Bravo," aged j Mr. William Dodsworth, Audlem,' Naiitwicii' s'ivy' marc' "Snowdrop," 6 yrs 2 Mr. J. Maddox, Owlbarn, Cliurchstoke, Salop, bay-mare, "Fencer," 9 yrs 3 Thlr. YV. K. tfrwick, West Mid. Rep. Ludlow, brown horse rieavy Idea,"aged. 4 The following was the award of the prizes :— ROOT CROPS. To the occupier of any farm who shall grow the best four acres of swedes or other turnips (the mimatrement of his whole turnip crop, soil, and situation, to be considered), second, £2 10s:-1, Hug-h Evans, Peuyvvorn, Pontfathew, Towyn 2, Morris Jones, Frongoeh, Bala; h c Godfrey Parry' Llnusaiitft'rai'l, Corwen; Robert Williams, Maesygadfa Bali- John Hughes, Hendre-bryn-cyffo, Corwen c, David Jones: Ddolfawr, Llatuiwehllyn To the occupier of any farm of the annual rent of £50 and under £100 who shall grow the be;t two acres of swedes or other turnips, £3; second £1 lOs-I, Ellis Jones, Tirllanorch, Corwen 2, Edward Jones, Dudley Arms, Llandrillo h c, Thomas Jones, Branas Lod e, Llmdrillo. To the occupier of any farm of the annua! rent of £25 and under £50, who shall grow the best one acre of swedes or other Geo. Rowlands, Llan- uwchllyn; 2. Edward Morris, Pantsaer, JJmuwehllyn. To the occupier of any farm of less annual rent than £25, who shall grow the best one acre of swedes or other turnips, £2; second, If)s-No entries. For the best crop of mangold wurzel, not less than one acre, £2-1, Lord Harlech, Giyn, Talsarnau; 2, Lewis Lewis, Pont- fathew; h c, Hugh Evans, Penywern, Pontfathew, Towyn. EXTRA PRIZES. By Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart, M.P., Wynnstay. To the yearly tenant on Glanllyn estate, being a member of the Society, of an annual rent of £50 and under £200, who shall have his farm in the best and neatest state of cultivation, £5-1, Wm. Hughes, Goat Inn, Llanuwchllyn. To the yearly tenant on Glanllyn estate, being a member of the Society, of less annual rent than £,0, who shall have his farm in the best and neatest state of cultivation, £5-1, Cadwaladr Jones, Bryu, Llanuwchllyn. To the yearly tenant'on Glanllyn estate, being a member of the Society, who shall grow, to the satisfaction of the judges, the largest proportion of his ploughed land in root crops, ex- clusive of potatoes, not less than two acres, £5-1, John Wil- liams, Gwernheiiu, Bala. WELSH CATTLE. Bull under three years old—1, £5, Robert Jones, Ffynonwen Cerrigydruidion; 2, £2 10s. Evan Davies, Harp Inn, Corweu c, David Jones, Ddolfawr.TJanuwchllyn; Hugh Pughe, Cae'rl berllan, Abergynolwyn, Towyn. Bull under two years old—1, £5, Captain Best, Plas-yn- vivod, Llangollen 2, 10s., Henry Jones, Cefnprys, Llan- uwchllyn h c, Thomas Jones, Taiucha, Hafod Elwy. Cow in calf or milk—1, £3, and 2, jEl Ms. Captain Best, Plas- yn-vivod, LtangoHen. Heifer in calf or milk, under four years old-I, £2, Captain Best, Plas.yn-vivod, Llangollen; 2, £ L, no entry. Heiter, in calf or milk, under three years old—1, £ 2, Capt. Best, Plas-yn-vivod, Llangollen; 2, £1, Win. Griffith, Glyn. maiden, Dolgelly; he, R. Rowlands, Henshop, Llanegryn c E. M. Roberts, Cefntrefor isa, Talsarnau. Heiffjr under two years old—1, £ 2, Right TIon. Lord Harlech, Glyn, Talsarnau; Rowlands, Henshop, Llanegryn; h c, Right HOll. Lord Harlech, Glyn, Talsarnau; c, David Jones, Ddolfawr, Llanuwcbllyn. Two oxen above three years old—1, £ 2, Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., M.P. Glanllyn, Bala. Two oxen, above two and under three years old—1, £2, John Williams, Gwernhefin, Bala; Williams, Pentre- mawr, Dyffryn. Two oxen under two yeare old-I, £2, Wm. Griffith, Glyn- malden, Dolgelley 2, .Et, no entry. CATTLE OF ANY OTHER BREED. Ball under three years old—1, £5, Miss Davies, Penlan, Corwen; 2, £2 10s., no entry. Bull under two years old—1, £4. Robert Davies, Druid, Corwen. 2, £2, Godfrey Parry, Llansantffraid. Cow in calf or milk-1, £3, Wm. Griffith, Glynmalden, Dolgelly 2. £1 10s., R. Rowlands, Henshop, Llanegryn he, John Vaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley. Heifer in calf or milk under three years old—1, £ 2, Robert Davies, Druid, Corwen; 2, £ 1, L. H. Thomas, Cae'rffynnon, Talsarnau; he, Edward Jones, Dudley Arms, Llandrillo c, John Yaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley. Heifer under two years old—1, £2, William Humphreys, Queen Corwen; 2, £2, Godfrey Parry, Llansantffraid. Two yearling bullocks—1, £2, and 2, £1, Robert Davis, Druid, Corwen. HORSES. Stallion for agricultural purposes, that has travelled and served not less than sixty mares, the property of members residing in the district of the society, £20, extra prize by Mr. H. Robertson, £5 extra prize by Mr. W. E. Oakeley, -M, (£30)-1 Evan Williams, Llandyrus, Four Crosses, Pwllheli h c Edward White, Cwrt, Llaudegla, Mold, Mare and foal for agricultural purposes, 1, £5, H. O. Jones, Ty'nycelyn, Corwen; 2, £2 10s., Hugh Evans, Penywern, Pontfathew, Towyn. Pair of horses for agricultural purposes—1, jEt, Hugh Evans, Penywern, Pontfathew, Towyn; 2, £2, John Vaughan, Nannau, Llangower. Gelding or filly for agricultural purposes, over three and under four years 01c1-£2, Evau Jones, Blue Lion, Dolgelley. Gelding or filly for agricultural purposes, over two and und under three years 0Id-1, £2, Godfrey Parry, Llansant- ffraid; 2, £ 1, W. H. C. Brodie, Garthiaen. Yearling colt or filly for agricultural purposes—1, JE3, George Edwards, Carrogafon, Corwen; 2, £1, Hugh Evans, Penywern, Pontfathew, Towyn. Cob over four years old, and under 15 hands—1, £ 2, H. Lloyd Williams, Fronheulog, Dolgelley; 2, Edward Jones, M.D., Cae'tffyuon, Dolgelley h c, Edward Griffith, Spring- held, Dolgelley; John Vaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley. Cob under 15 hands, and under four years old—1, £2, John Hughes, Tyddyntudur, Llanfihangel; 2, £1, John Jones, Maesyfallen, Bala; c. R. Rowlands, Henshop, Llanegryn. Cob mare and foal, under 15 hands—1, £2, C. R. Williams, Dolmelynllyn, D lgelley; 2, £1, Robert Jones, Ffynonwen, Cerrigydruidion c, Edward Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Llangollen. Mountain pony under 13 hands-I, £2, John Vaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley; 2, £1, T. R. J. Parry, Llangollen fechan, Llangollen; h c, Griffith Evans, Cynfal, Towyn; c, John Hughes. Tyddyntudur, Llanfihangel. Mountain pony mare and foal, under twelve and half hands—1, £ 2, David Jones, Ddolfawr, Llanuwchllyn; 2, £ 1, Mountain pony mare and foal, under twelve and half hands—1, £2, David Jones, Ddolfawr, Llanuwchllyn; 2, £1, B. Gosling, Henfaes, Dolgelley. EXTRA STOCK. 1, C. R. Williams, D >lmelynllyn, Dolgelley. WELSH SHEEP. Mountain sheep, ram, over two and under five years old— 1 £ 2 Edward Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Llangollen 2, Darid Joues' Ddolfawr, Llanuwchllyn h c, Thomas Jones, Taiucha, Hafod' Elwy, Cerrigydruidion. Yearling ram—1, £ 2, and 2, £ 1, Edward Roberts, Fron- hyfryd, Llangollen; h.c, John Morris, Elorgareg, Cerrigy- drpen°of four ewes over three years old, which have reared lambs this season—1, £ 2, and 2, £ 1, Reas Davies, butcher, Dol'elley c, Edward Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Llangollen. Pen of four ewes uader three years old, which have reared lambs this season—1, £2, and 2, £1, Reas Davies, butcher, Dol'elley c, Edward Roberts, Fronbyfryd, langollen. Pen of four ewes uader three years old, which have reared lambs this season—1, £ i, Edward Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Llangollen; 2, Rees Davies, butcher, Dolgelley. Ram lamb-1, £1, Edward Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Llan- gollen 2, Edward Jones, Dolgua ueha, Dolgelley. SHEEP OF ANY OTHER BREED. Kam, a<*e to be considered—1, £ 2, Edward Roberts, Fron- hyfryd, Llangollen; 2, £ 1, John Vaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley. 1'en of three ewes which have reared lambs this season—1, £2, Edward Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Llangollen; 2, .El, John Vaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley. Ram lamb—1, JE1, Kdward Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Llan- gollen; 2, John Vaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley. PIGS. Bear of a large £2, Edward Breese, Morfa Lode, Portmadoc; 2, £1, Edward Edwards, Penygeulan, Llan- uwchllyn. Bonrof a small breed—1, £2, W. E. Oakeley, Plas Tany- bwlch 2, £1, J-ohn Miles, Upper Mills, Dolgelley. Sow of a large breed, in milk or pig—1, £ >, W. H. C. Brodie, Garthfaen, Llandrillo; 2, £1, Edward Breese, Morfa Lodge, Portmadoc h c, William Hughes, currier, Bala. Sow of a small breed, in milk or pig— £ 2, W. E. Oakeley, Plas, Tanybwlch; 2, Evans, Bull Hotel, Daht. POULTRY. Pen of cock and one hen (Dorking breed)—1, 153., John Ellis, Lawnt Cottngs, Dolgelley; 2, 7s. 6el., C. H. Williams, Dolmelynllyn, Dolgelley. Pen of cock and one hen (Brahmas)—1, 15s., Robert Roberts, Llanfor, Bala; 2, 7s. 6d., Mrs. Lloyd, Hengwrt, Dolgelley; h c, William Owen, Braichcoch Inn, Corris, and Robert Roberts, Llanfor, Bala. Cock and one heniCoohin China)—1,15s,, William Lewis, Braichcoch "Cottage, Corris; 2, 7s. 6d., William Owen, Braich- coch Inn, Corris; h c, William Lewis, Bi-aichcoeh Cottage, Corris. Cock and one hen (Spanish)—], I5s., and 2, 7s. 6à., William Lewis. Braichcoch Cottage, Corris; c (two entries), John Ellis, Lawnt Cottage, Dolgelley. Cock ar.d one hen (game of any colour)-I, 1703., Griffith Jones, smith, Dolgelley; 2, 7s. 6d., andh c, Matthew Geldart. Eliiwlas, Bala h c, Thomas Nicholas, Hill-street, Llangollen; c, Griffith Jones, Dolgelley. Drake and one duck (Aylesbury breed)-1, los., W. T. Phillips, Grammar School, Bala; 2, 7s. Gd., William Owen, Braichcoch Inn. Corris; h « and c (two entries), Robert Roberts, Llanfor, Bala. Drake and one duck (any other breed)—1, 15s., Miss Romer, Bryneemlyn, Dolgelley; 2, 7s. 6d., William Owen, Braichcoch Inn, Corris h c, C. R. Williams, Dolmelynllyn, Dolgelley c (two entries), Ellis Jones, Gas Works, Dol- gelley and William Evans, Hafodllan, Cerrigydruidion. Gander and one goose- J, loa., Edward Jones, Dudley Arms, Llandrillo; 2, 7s. Gd., William Evans, Hafodllan, Ce,rrigydruidion; h c, Owen Pugh, Pentrepiod, Llangower. Turkey cock and one hen-I. Henry Jones, Cefnprys, Llanuwchllyn; 2, 7s. 6d., David Jones, Dolfawr, LLtn- uwchllyn, BUTTER AND CHEESE. Tub or pot of butter, not less than 501bs. weight-I, D. R. Parry, Gwastadgoed, Aberangell; 2, H. C. Brodie, Garthiaen, Llandrillo. Six separate pounds of fresh butter—1, £1, George Row- lands, Hendre-Mawr, Llanuwchllyn; 2, 10s., David Jones, Dolfawr, Llanuwchllyn; D. R. Parry, Gwastadgoed, Aberangell; h c, John Owen, Rhiwgaeron, Llwynsrwril; c, Mrs. Robert Jones, Llindir, Dolgelley. Three cheese of not less than SOlbs. weight each-I, £1, David Jones, Dolriwr, Llanuwchllyn; 2, 105., John Owen, Rhiwgaeron, Llwyngwril. GRAIN. Bushel of Barley—1, £ i, Thomns Jones, Branas Lodge, j Jandrillo. Bushelof oats—1, £ 1, Edward Jones, Dudley Arms, Llan. drillo. EXTRA PRIZES. By Mr. Wiliam John Beale, Bryntirion, Dolsrelley, president. Best black bull in the yard-I, £10, Evan Davies, Harp Inn, Corwen. Best black cow in the yard—1, £5, Capt. Best, Llangollen. Roadster under 15 hands 2in., in sa idle or harncSi-1, Richard Gillart, Llynlloedd, Machynlleth. By Mrs. Beale, ditto. Cock and hen of any distinct breed—1, £110, Wm. Evans, Hafodllan; 2, 15s Lewis Williams, auctioneer, Dolgelley h c, VV. J. Beale, Bryntirion, Dolgelley; A. Harries, Peniarth, lowyn, c, Thos. Ellis, Henblas, Bala; Thos. Jones, Taiucha, Hafodelwy; Owen Pierce, Brynrhwd, Dolgelley. Gander and one goose—1, £1 His., Edwd. Jones, Dudley Arms. Llandrillo; 2, 15s., Wm. Evans, Hafodllan. Pen of drake and one duck of any dis tinct breed—1, £ 1 10s.. Miss Romer, BryncemlYll, 2, 15s., W. T. Phillips, Grammar School, Bala. By Lady Williams Wynn, Wynnstay. Workman's shirt, made in the county of Merloncth-l £1, Margaret Edmunds, Arran-road, Dolg-eiley; 2, JOs., Margaret Lewis, Llwyngwril 3, 7s., Elizabeth Owen, English Terrace, Dolgelley; Catherine Pugh. Pentrepiod, Llangower • v h c, Gwen Williams, Talybont, Dolgellev; li c, Catherine Pugh, Pentrepiod, Llangower; c, Margaret Gri.ffith,Rhydgoch, Talsarnau. By Mr. Samuel Holland, M.P., Cae'rdeon, Dolgelley. Pair of bullocks, over two years old, any breed and any colour—1, £5, Sir W. W. Wynn. Heifer in the yard under two years old—1, £3, William Humphreys, Corwen. By the Hon. Mrs. Oakeley, Tanybwlch. Specimen of tweed, manufactured in the county of Merioneth—1. £ 1, Ellis Hughes, Factory, Glyn, Tal-arnau c J. Humphreys, MaesmeiUion, Bala. Pair of knitted stockings (yarn any colour except white)—1 £1 (by the Hon. Mrs. Oakeley, Tanybwlch); Laura Jones' Llanuwchllyn; 2, liJs. (by Lady Williams Wyun), Jane Roberts, Ty'nybryn, Talsarnau; 3, 10s. (by ditto). Janei Lewis, Glascoed, Llanfachreth; 4, 5s. (by ditto), Elizabeth Roberts, Ty'ntwll, Llanuwchllyn; v h c, Edward Morris, Afoiifechan, LlLumwchUyn h c, Sarah Roderick, Glarriorgau- street, Brynmawr, South Wales; c, Catherine Jones, Park Row, Dolgelley. By Mrs. Vaughan, Nannau, Dolgelley. Efgatta shirt, blue and white—1, 10s., W. Davies, Bala, Cotton print, dairymaid's bedgown—1, 5s., Gwen Jones, Prysau. Llanuwchllyn c, June Lewis, Glascoed, Llanfach- reth, and Jane Owen, School-house, Llanfachreth. Butter spoon, with a leek for the impression—1, 5s no entry. By Mr. J. Leigh Taylor, The Cliffe, Dolgelley. Two Welsh oows, or two cows of any other breed, in calf or milk—1, Captain Best, Plas-yn-vivod, Llangollen. By Mr. Wm. Griffith, Glyn, Dolgelley. Best Welsh ram in the yard—1, £:3, Edward Roberts, Fron- hyfryd, Llangollen. By Mr. R. II. Wyatt, Garthyngharad, Dolgelley. Cottager's pig (rent of cottage under)—], £1 Ins. and 2, £1, Evan Edwards, Talybont, Dolgeiley; 3, 1003., Ellis lOwen, carrier, Doi-elley. Best specimen of honey, in the comb or otherwise, not loss than 5s., Jano Kdwards, Tydu, Llanuwchllyn; 2, 1013., Thomas Roberts, Clwt-y-person, Llanuwchllyn, By Mr. S. Pope, Q.C., Hafod-y-bryn, Llanbedr. Best-looking sheep dog -1, £2, Edward Jones, Park, Caersws, Mont.; Sarah Lady Harlech, Glanwilliamj Tanybwlch; c, John Jones, Giligreen, Bala; Robert Shiel, Farm, Llanbedr.
ERBISTOCK. QUERY.—"A Woodman" writes-This village and fishing station on tno D<e noar Bangor Isycoed 'is a favourite haunt of the disciples'of Master Walton, and there are perhaps few spots on the river that surpass it in natural beauty. But has any information come down to us as to the origin of the name, which has all the appearance of very remote antiquity ?"
GKEtESFORD. THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE STATION.—On Friday last a lamentable accident occurred at this station. An old woman residing in Wrexham, named Ann Ryan, was knocked down by the express train from Hereford and killed. It is supposed that deceased, who was a rag gatherer, came down the steps leading from Gresford to the station, and then walked down to the Rossefct end of the plat- form and crossed in front of the down train, which was coming at full speed. She was run over im- mediately, and cut to pieces. Lloyd Thelwall, one of the railway police, was very nearly run over in trying to save her. The engine driver saw the deceased crossing the line, and sounded his whistle, and applied the breaks, but was unable to stop the train. An inquest was held on the body on Satur- day, before the coroner, B. H. Thelwall, Esq., at the Griffin Inn, and a verdict of accidental death was returned.
GWERSYLLT. CONCERTS.—Among the performers who are to take part in the concerts at the School-room on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, the 25th inst., will be the Rev. E. B. Smith, rector of Llandrinio, and a party of able amateur intruinentalists from Hereford the Rev. W. L. Martin, vicar of Bettis- field, and formerly of St. Anne's, Soho, London; the Rev. J. Jenkins, Wrexham Miss E. Irven, Oak Alyn; Miss James, and Messrs. T. Reginald and R. Percy James, Plas Acton; and other ladies and gentlemen, well known in the neighbourhood for their musical taste and skill. Concerted pieces will be performed on the piano, harmonium, violin, violoncello, and clarionet. Tea will be provided between the concerts at a nominal charge for those who wish to stay for the evening performance. A number of tickets have been disposed of already, and a large and fashionable audience is anticipated.
HOPE. SCHOOL FEAST AT MEADOWS LEA.—Through the kindness of Mr. Meadows Frost, High Sheriff of Flintshire, and Mrs. Meadows Frost, the children and teachers attending the Church Sunday Schools at Hope and Cymmau were entertained last week at Meadows Lea. After a short service at the Parish Church, all sat out for the scene of the day's festivities. A substantial tea was supplied in a spacious tent in the grounds, before and after which a variety of games, such as cricket, football, &c., were indulged in with no small zest. The arrange- ments thoughout were excallent, showing what kindly thoughts had been bestowed by all the mem- bers of the family of Meadows Lea on the day's proceedings. When the children were on the point of starting for their homes, much delighted with their entertainnent, the rector gave the signal for cheers, which were readily responded to and taken up with great vigour again and again. EE-OPENING OF CYMMAU CHURCH.—This inte- resting event took place last week under very favourable circumstances, the weather being ex- ceptionally bright and genial. The little hamlet of Cymmau is pleasantly situated on a declivity at the south eastern extremity of Hope Mountain. The present Iron Church was erected in the year 1870 and was originally intended to serve also as a Day School, and consequently was not provided with the necessary accessories of divine worship. However, through the praiseworthy exertions of the present curate of Hope, the Rev. R. Roberts, the church has been comfortably seated throughout and a neat vestry, prayer desk, and lectern have been added. The parish is indebted for the two latter to Capt. F. A. Frost, who takes a leading part in promoting every good work in the neighbourhood. The eloth for the Holy Table was kindly presented by Mrs. Wilson Jones, of Hartshead, who, although not a parishioner, is ever ready to help a poar, struggling, and adjoining pariah. The humbler sosidents in i the district of Cymmau have also contributed liberally either by personal service or by subscrio* tions to bring about the happy result which was witnessed last week. The English service com- menced at 3 p.m. The prayers were said fly by the Rev. R Roberts, and partly by the The first lesson was read by the Rev. Win. Jo- vicar of Brymbo, and a very appropriate and imnre'sive sermon was preached on St. Luke, ii c 46 v, by the Rev. Thomas E. Scott, rector of St. P.ml's, Oldster, a descendant of the well-known commentator of that name. The Welsh service was at 7 D.tl1., when a crowded congregation assembled in "the little edifice. An excellent sermon was preached (on St. Luke, iv., 18 v. part) bv the Rev. E. T. Davies, vicar of St. David's (Welsh") Church, L'verpool. The collections in aid of 1h, restoration fund amounted to £1, 2s. 91., leaving a deficit of £13. Among'others we observed at the re-opening services were Capt. F. A Frost. Mrs. Meadows'Frost, Miss Frost, and Miss Amy Frost, Meadows Lea; Mrs. Peohey, Rhanberfield Mi34 Vines and the Misses Beavan, Hartshead; Mr. Gibbon, Biyn Castle; Rev. T. E. Hughes, Pontblyddyn; Rev. C. F. Gun ton, St. John Evang, Cbeetham Rev. J. Jones, Bwlchgwyn; and Rev. Mr. Jones, curate of Brymbo.^ The hearty singing and responding of the choir and congregation, and the creditable manner in which the harmonium was played, are deserving of special commendation.
LLANDUDNO. MARRIAGE REJOICINGS.—Lidy Ano-tigta Mostyn, on Tuesday, gave a fSte at Gloddaeth Hall, Llan- dudno, in celebration of the marriage of Mr. Llewelyn Mosiyn and Lady Mrry Clement, sister of the Earl of Lfit-rim- Her ladyship entertained a large number of the local tradesmen and children of the various schools in the neighbouring parishes.
LLANRWST. CHURCH CHOIR EXCURSION.—The annual treat given to the Church choirs of L'anrwst took place on Wednesday, September 10th, when, with the Rector and Curate, they made an excursion to RhyJ. Fortunately the day was fine, and many of the singers availed themselves of the opportunity to drive to places of interest, in the neighbourhood. A few distributed on their way placards and pro- grammes of Handel's Messiah," which is to be performed in the parish church, L'anrwst, ou Oct. 1st. At half-past one the party assembled for dinner. Afterwards some went to the Rink and Winter Gardens, and amused themselves in different ways. At seven o'clock they met at Rhyl station to go home, and all seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed their trip. CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—0:i Thursday, Aug. 28th, the Church Sunday schoo's, by the kindness of their well-wishers in Llanrwst, were provided with a good and substantial tea. At three o'clock they met at the National Scnoo-s, whenee they went in procession to St. Mary's Church. There they had a short service, find were addressed by the Rector. Afterwards they returned in procession to the National Schools, where tea was prepared for them. The tables were presided over by the teachers and the ladies of the neighbourhood, and there was no lack of good fare. After tea, there were games in a field kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Griffith, of Cae Milwr, and the Llanrwst Brass Band, who gave their services gratuitously, enlivened the proceedings with some very excellent music. About seven p.m., the children re assembled in the schoolroom to witness a magic lantern, which appeared to be much appreciated. This concluded a very pleasant evening.
LLANAEMON-YN-YALE. POSTAL.—-Through the efforts of the Rsv. W. H. Jones, rector of Clocaenog, and Mr. Hunt, of Ruthin, a despatch of letters is now made every afternoon from Clocaenog. Until recently the inhabitants were inconvenienced sadly by the arrangements existing. Steps are being taken also to establish a post office at Clawddnewydd At present letters are at the mercy of anyone who feels disposed to take in letters for neighbouring farmers. SCHOOL TREAT.- On Thursday last the Sunday School children of this parish marched to Gelly- gynau under the charge of the Rev. William Voyd. vicar, and they were warmly received by Mrs. Carstairs Jones and Miss Ford, and entertained in the most hospitable manner. After tea sports occupied the attention of those present. Before leaving, hearty cheers were given and each child supplied with a bun. On Friday the s ngers belong- ing to the church choir were entertained to supper by the same generous parties at Gelh-gynau. Thanks were returned to the host and hostess for their kindness, and also to Miss Ford, whose services in the parish, warmly supported by Mr. Carstairs Jones, are untiring. All wished long life to them, and trusted that Providence would long spare them to continue in the good work they had undertaken.
MALPAS. SCHOOL TREAT.—On Wednesday week the annual treat of the Sunday School of the Parish Church was held at the Rev. C. W. Cox's, Lower Rectory. The children met about three o'clock at the Infant School, and walked in procession to the rectory, the number in the procession being upwards of 120. The children from Edge and Chorlton lane schools also joined the Malpas schools, and were all treated to a bountiful tea, supplied by Mr. E. Williams, Malpas. After tea prizes were presented to the scholars, and all enjoyed a pleasant evening together in various amusements, and broke up towards dusk with hearty cheers for those who had provided the treat.
MOLD. WESLEYANS.—The Rev. Robert Jones, who some nine years ago laboured here, has taken up his resi- dence as minister of the Welsh, and the Rev. W. Rapson as minister of the English Chapel. Both places hold their anniversary to morrow. ENGLISH CHAPEL AT NORTHOP.—The Wler for this chapel has been let to Mr. W. l>t«,ies, of Northop, and the foundations are now beijg cut. On Tuesday, September 3rd, a special service was held in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, kindly lent for the occasion, when the Rev J. N. jtlughes, of Cefn Mawr, preached to a large audience. The memorial stone of the new chapel will be laid early in October, when a large number of ministers are expected to attend and take part. BIBLE SOCIETY MEETING.—The 49bh annual meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Mold Auxiliary, was held on Tuesday, in the Assembly Room of the Market Hall. There was a Lug-e attendance. The chair was taken by Mr. P. P. Pennant, J.P., who received a cordial reception, and the speakers were Mr. H. C. RÙkes, M.P., the Revs. Roger Edwards, Buiford Hooke, Robert Jones, R. D. Lewis. M.A. (deputation). The report of the Auxiliary was read by Mr. George Bellis (treasurer). The receipts (including .£13 from sale of Bible3) were .£68 II3. 8d of which .£30 had been remitted to the parent Society. The meeting was most interesting throughout and the addresses well received. It is intended to mark the 50th or jubilee year of the Society's operations in Mold by special meetings and gifts. Tuesday last an inquest was held on the body of Edward Jones, engine driver of Ewloe Barn, aired 29. At Saturday midnight he was seen by P.C. Williams intoxicated in the town, and was not afterwards seen alive. Oa Sunday morning a man named John Evans, of Bryn Baal, who had also been drunk on Saturday, and slept on the road- side near the lock-up, was going home when he saw a man lying on a manure heap in a field near the head mills, adjoining the one in which the cricket club meets. He went to him that he might arouse, but tound he was dead. On returning to the town he met a woman, named Mary Ann Glynne, who, on the previous week, had come out of gaol on charge of drunkenness, with her he returned to the man and saw him again, and then went to Inspector Mmshall, who had the body removed to the County Hall. The jury, of which Mr. John Edwards, Star Shop, was foreman, found a verdict of found dead. This s, we believe, the sixth sudden death which has occurred in Mold during the last few weeks. AUTUMN SPORTS.—These sports took place on Monday, on a field in the occupation of Mr. James GriffithsJ near Pentrehobia, Many thousands- of
RUTHIN. LOCAL CHARITIES.—Our readers will read with great satisfaction that the sum of £15 was realised, after all expenses arc paid, as the result of the dramatic entertainments given by Mrs. West and her friends, on behalf of the local charities. SIGNS OF DEPARTING SUMMER.—Last week the swallows of the neighbourhood were seen to con- gregate upon the prison roofs in hundreds, and take their leave together for a more congenial climate during the winter months. Many a poor gaol bird is supposed to have sighed and expressed an inward wish that they were as free to do as they pleased as the poor swallows. THE CHARITIES.—A meeting of the governors was held last Wednesday at the offices in Well- street. The Rev. the Warden of Christ's Hospital m the chair, in the absence of the Bishop. William Hughes, a carpenter from Borthyn, a man beaiing an excellent character, was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy in the hospital—otherwise alms- houses. Major West drew attention to the state of some of the houses, especially one which required a thorough cleaning. He thought also that more frequent visits should be paid to the inmates, as is enjoined by the founder j this would induce the inmates to keep their houses in better order. MARRIAGE OF IvIISS FREEBORN.—Llanfwrog Parish I Church, on Tuesday last, was crowded to excessbya fashionable congregation, to witness the marriage between the Rev. Robert Jones Roberts, curate of Llandyssui, and sou of the late rector of Ysceifiog, to Miss Bertha Freeborn, daughter of the late Rev. J. W. Freeborn, who fell a victim to the typhoid epidemic when headmaster of Ruthin Grammar School in 1871. The bridal party arrived at the church shortly after eleven. The bride, who wore a dress cf white ivory silk, trimmed with: Bretonne lace and orange blossoms, entered the church leaning on the arm of her uncle, Dr. Freeborn, Oxford. She was attended by six bridesmaids, who were attired in cream coloured Indian musEu, j tiimmed with cardinal satin: they were Miss Mary Freeborn, Miss Bessie Freeborn, Miss E. Freeborn, the Misses Roberts (2), and Miss E. Jones. The bridegroom's best man was Mr. Tate. The marriage service was preceded by a hymn. The Rev. F. Allen, M.A., uncle to the bride, performed the religious ceremony, assisted by the Rev. James Jones, vicar. The VOL1. Archdeacon Wynne Foulkes, in lieu of the exhortation in the service, gave a telling extempore address. The b:ide was given away by Di-.Freeborn.of Oxford. As the bridal party left the church the "Wedding March" was played. It is considered the prettiest wedding that has taken place in the neighbourhood of Ruthin for some time. In the afternoon the Sunday School children and several old women were treated to tea, &c., at Firgroje, Misses Jones, Miss Davies (Derwen Rectory), Mrs. Basil Jones, Miss Williams, Rev. W. Evans, curate, and other took part. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. MONDAY.—Before Mr. R. G. Johnson, the Rev. the Warden of Ruthin, and Mr. Brooke Cunliffe. AN AFFILIATION CASE. An order of 2s. Gd. weekly was made upon William Chapman, joiner, Sheffield, on the application of Ellen Edwards, Llanelidan, for the support of her child. Mr. W. Lloyd was for complainant. A FAMILY ROW. Summonses had been issued as follows, in reference to a family dispute which had taken place William Williams, Loggerheads, against D. Roberts, Llanferras; Edward Jones, Penycoed, Llanarmon, against Daniel Jones, Tynycoed; and Edward Jones, sen., against Edward Jones, his son. The cases were, however, settled out of court. SHOULD HE SUPPORT HIS MOTHER? Enoch Jones was summoned by the Ruthin Guardians for the support of his mother, who lives at Llanelidan, and receives 3s. 6d. weekly. The case having been proved, the defendant, who works at Nantclwyd Hall, and earns £20 yearly with board, &c., asserted that it was impossible for him to contribute anything. An order was made for 2s. Gd. weekly. Defendant declared that he would not pay, and was reminded by the Bench that he must not talk like that, as there was a summary mode of making him pay, namely, a visit to the stone mansion." Defendant left the court in a somewhat excited condition. CATTLE STRAYING. Gabriel Jones was fined Is. and 9s. costs for allowing his donkey to stray, and Edward Griffith, Tynycoed, for allowing three cows to stray, was fined Is. aud 7s. tid. costs. EXCISE PROSECUTIONS. John Roberts, slater, Mwrog-street, Ruthin, was sum- moned for keeping a dog without a licence. Mr. Hunt and Mr. Kellett proved the case. A discussion arose upon the new point of law, which enabled magistrates to inflict any fine they thought fit, if the police summoned the offender, but if it was an excise case, the Bench had no option, the lowest fine being 25s., but for a less penalty they could only recommend a reduction to the Inland Revenue Com- missioners. These points having been discussed, the Bench in- flicted a fine of 25s., but recommended that it be reduced to 10s.
CARNARVON. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF 1880.A com- mittee has been appointed here to arrange the necessary details in connection with the National Eisteddfod of 1880, which is to be held in that town. Mr. Dan Rhys has been elected general secretary.
LLANDULAS. THE RAILWAY DISASTER.—The Lhandulas Via- duct, destroyed by floods a flJw weeks ago, has been re-constructed, and on Monday goods Trains were expected to pass over, though it must undergo Government inspection before being open to passenger traffic. The flood carried away seven stone arches and their supporting piers, and fhus cut the London and North Western line to Holy- head. For some days the passenger traffic was carried on by horse vehicles between Abergele and Llandulas stations. The railway company lost no time in repairing the line, and obtained the help of the Electric Light Company, who practically turned nignt into day at the scene of the accident, and thus enabled the works to be carried on uninter- ruptedly till complGted. In a short time alow level temporary bridge was constructed, and the 'raffic was resumed a week after the disaster. Now a new viaduct has been completed of steel girders resting on massive masonry piers, and a watercourse has been arranged to prevent another breakdown.