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RUABON. CONGREGATIONAL CHUKCEI. — The anniversary sermons were preached on Sunday last, by the Revs. W. Tiller, Wrexham, and D. Roberts.—The anniversary sermons were also preached at the Con- gvegational Church, Erbistock, on the same day, by Mr. Higgins, of Chester. TEMPERANCE MEETING.—On Monday evening, a temperance meeting was held in the Congregational Sohoi 1-ioom, in connection with the Band of Hope of the Sunday school. The chair was taken by Mr. G. Garside. An interesting programme of songs, readings, glees, speeches, &o., was gone through. THE WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The teachers, scholars, and friends of this Sunday school had their animal treat on Monday, to Glyndyfrdwy. A field was kindly lent them, where they amused tiiems.'ivea with various srames. Tea was subse- quently partaken in the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, kindly leal for the occasion. They returned home at duck, having had a pleasant day's outing.
New Season's Teas, choicely blended, and rich in flavour, at the North Wale. Public Supply Stores, 14, High-street, Wre:;ham. 77 Pure, strong, and delicious Teas and Coffees can always be obtained at the North Wales Public Supply Stores, 14, High-street, Wrexham. 77 Placards, pesting and hand bills, plain or in colours, are printed at the Guardian Office, 26, Hope-street, Wrexham, at most reasonable terms, nd with greatest promptitude. THE FAVORITE SUMMER BEVERAGE.—Rose'sLime Juice Cordia1 supplies a delicious cooling drink in water and an excellent stimulant blended with spirits. It is highly medicinal, cooling, and purifying the blood, assisting digestion. Recommended by the La/lcet. Purchasers should always order Rose's Cordial, Wholesale Stores, 11 Curtain-road, London. 785 ROSBACH WATER.—Imported direct in ship-loads froin the springs near Homburg. Supplied to the Royal Families of England and Germany. "In regard to organic purity and wholesome properties, Rosbach is far superior to any other mineral water I have ex- amined (Professor Wanklyn's report). Retail, 5s. per doz. small; Gs. 6d. per doz. large bottles. In tie-down cases, 50 large bottles, 23s. Gd.; 100 small, 34s. The Rosb'ach Company, Limited, 35, Finsbury Circus, London, E.C. VALUABLE DISCOVERY FOR THE HAIR.—If your hair is turning grey or white, or falling off, use "The Me. xican Hair Renewer," for it wll. positively Restore in everv case grey or ichite hair to its original colour without leav^ </the disagreeable smell of most "Restorers." It 3 the hair charmingly beautiful, as well as pro- fV.e growth of the hair on bald spots, where the 0"v° r. *fJ not decayed. Ask your chemist for the •VATpvir-an Hair Renewer," prepared by HEXRY C. N 493^ Oxford-street, London, and sold by I \emist's and Perfumers everywhere at 3s. Gd. per rttls. 75 THHOAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- rin from"irritation of the throat and hoarseness will => areeably surpnse., at the almost immediate relief iforSed by the use of 'Brown's Bronchial Troches," hese famous "lozengesare now sold by mostrespect- ble chemists in this country at Is. lid. per box. 'eople troubled with a "hacking cough," a slight old or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, s similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in erioi^s Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that he words "Brown's Bronchial Troches" are on the Government Stamp around each box.—Manufactured v JOHN 1. BnowN & SONS, Boston, United States. iepot, 193, Oxford-street London. 75 0 NOTICE — £ 20,000 worth of valuable books to be si L away —Shopkeepers in every town and villiage in this county can attract customers and largely extend their business, by exhibiting the show cards and cases of handsomely-bound volumes, which (latter) are provided gratis by Poland, Robertson, & Co to_ be presented to each purchaser of 31b. of then delicious Buok Bonus Pure Tea at 2s. 8d. per pound. The pur- chase can be made up of packets or otherwise, as mav be most convenient to the buyer. I oland, Robertson, and Co.'s Teas suit all tastes and all Dockets. Prices from 2s. to 4s. per lb. In packets, canisters caddies, and chests, from 2oz. to lewt. All parcels carriage free. Terms of agency on application. Wholesale warehouse, 9, Curtain-road, London, E.C. ADVICE TO MOTHERS.—Are you broken in your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth ? G o at once to a. chemist and get a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is perfectly harmless and pleasant to taste; it produces natural, quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as bright as a button." It soothes the child, it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind regu- lates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other causes. Mrs. Wmslows Soothing Svrup is sold by medicine dealers everywhere at Is. lid. per bottle. Manufactured in New York, and at 498, Oxford-street, London. 75 HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.—With the darkening days and changing temperatures the digestion becomes impaired, the liver disordered, and the mmd despondent unless the cause of the irregularity be expelled from the blood and body by an alterative like these pills. They go directly to the source of the evil, tnrust out all impuri- ties from the circulation, reduce distempered organs to their natural state, and correct all defectIve. and com- taminated secretions. Such easy means of instituting health, strength, and cheerfulness should be in the possession of all whose stomachs are weak, whose minds are much harassed, or whose brains are overworked. Holloway's is essentially a blood-tempering medicine, whereby its influence, reaching the remotest fibres of the frame, effects a universal good.
DISESTABLISHMENT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—I think it is not altogether inopportune to say a few words on the question of Disestablish- ment in relation to centrifugal tendencies of thought, and legislative attempts that constantly crop up to the surface in our day. Every tyro in politics wants to celebrate his entrance into public life by some nostrum of destructive legisla- tion. The term has been forced to the surface, and become popularised in a certain false and one-sided sense. The negative and the positive political presentations of the question is utterly misleading in its historical and spiritual aspects. Encrustations of popular prejudices have been worked up most assiduously for 50 years by the press and the plat- form, that the mere prospect of the sheer drudgery of cartage and clearance that is absolutely necessary before the real question can be approached at all, is enough to discourage the most enlightened zeal 01 devoted patriotism. And then the faults and abuses of the past, complicate the question immensely, and add to the difficulties of the situation by lending a kind of lunary halo to the assailants of religion. Bare-faced assumptions are made to stand sponsors for facts, and history is disregarded in histrionic appeals to the fostered ignorance of the popular mind. Sectarian hatreds and political rivalries have done all that can be done to darken, and compli- cate, and falsify the real issues by calling into play all known aud available sophistries and logo- machic arts to distort facts and misinterpret the laws on which the stability of nations depends. A congeries of suppositious notions that have no foundation whatever in law or fact, have been worked up into the word" establishment," so as to make it convey to the popular mind, ideas of iajus- tice, of wrong, and of religious intolerance. There is no such thing known in England as an establish- ment in the popular acceptation of the word. The Church of this country was never established by any compact in the sense foisted on the people by her enemies. By the well-known party tactics of piling epithets of abuse, and so lash the national mind into paroxysms of fury against some facti- tious and imaginary grievances, the ground is prepared for the introduction of the word" Dises- tablishment" into the arena of contention, with a new set of glittering ideas, as the unfailing panacea for all sufferings and disappointments and failures of pet and much-boasted pro- jects. There is no such idea as Church and State in the commonly abused sense of the phrase. The Church was not created by the State, nor the State by the Church. There never was any al- liance, or compact, or establishment; no parlia- mentary, or legal, or imperial, or monarchic estab- lishment whatever of religijn of any kind in this country as is wilfully asseverated by the political Liberationists. The Church and State are abstract conceptions of the one concrete body politic. The Church of this country is older than the State, and presupposes and underlies all modern State ideas. For the last thousand years they have grown to- gether, their roots inextricably intertwined, reach- ing to the dim past, and their branches inter- penetrating each other, and the result the Christian constitution of the free and independent England of our day, grandly repudiating the interference of either foreign prince or prelatp. What never was established cannot be disestablished. What we are, we are by natural growth, not by any artificial establishment whatever. The deadening of spiri- tuality through luxurious indulgence, with religious rancours growing thereon as fungus on a rotten tree, and the sectarian lust for social aggrandisement and Church property, may alienate from the nation, endowments and money devoted to its highest moral and material advancement, by prostituting them to the gratification of perishable wants under the euphonious and captivating sound of religious equality, but in reality it cannot possibly be any other than dowmight unjustifiable robbery and spoliation. In fact, a suicidal act of national in- sanity depriving itself of inherited benefactions towards the growth and sustentation of the very highest life and hope of humanity. As certain as high heaven is above the earth beneath, the Faith of Christ pregnant with the Ten Commandments underlies all national greatness and power. The material is conditioned by the moral. And sec- tarian activity and z^al must be subjected to the orderly and unambitious obedience of Christianity. But before we can profitably follow this line of thought, and apply these moral axioms to the sub- ject before us, we must clear up some popular mis- conceptions and difficulties connected with the title, The Established Church." The commonly ac- cepted axioms and postulates of this question must be re-examined in the light of our national history and legal enactments and codification of ancient usages. We shall work our way back by degrees, and resume the thread of our argument with greater force and clearness after having touched upon a few collateral points by the way. Our motto for ever must be Educate, educate enlighten, enlighten." More light we want. True and strong light is the irreconcilable enemy and disturber of the cobwebs of prejudice and super- stition. We have no alternative left us but to. keep pegging at it in season and out of season, if our country is to be kept on the high road to prosperity. We should take away every shadow of an excuse from beneath the feet of would-be agitators. HLlll- dreds of things are risked into the ears of ignorance that would not be whispered in the light of know- ledge. And we cannot repeat too often that ignor- ance and prejudice are fertile sources of national sufferings, popular discontent, and political revolu- tions. Ignorance is the mother of prejudice, and long-seated prejudice is an ineradicable disease of the mind which almost defies all hygienic efforts, from its metamorphosic powers over all presenta- tions of truth that make against self or party in- terests. It is of no use arguing against a diseased eye, and demonstrate, from the nature of colours, that the unclouded sky is, and must be, blue; the man sees it yellow, and further argument only stirs up strife and not conviction. And if he is backed by a host of others similarly afflicted, their peculiar perceptions assume an offensive attitude, which neither history nor science can pacify; and when the fostering of prejudice becomes a paying profes- sion, then religion and philosophy are garbled and distorted to administer to its perpetuation. Never- theless, our duty is to remove this prolific cause of chronic irritability by every legitimate and avail able means within the reach of self-sacrificing patriotism. Thousands of my fellow countrymen are ignorant of their ignorance; they are kept in darkness, and it is intensIfied by self-deception when they think they enlarge their knowledge they only deepen their prejudice. They live on false- hood, and it is no fault of their own they are not aware of it; such io the representation of the state of things made to them by the press and pulpit. And what is sadder still, there is no effort worth the name made to counteract this baneful influence of irresponsible and unreachable agitators. We want historic light, ecclesiastical light (not twilight), political light, theological light. Popular and puritanical notion as to religion and politics must be modified to an enormous extent if we are to keep on for another ten years without a terrible wrench to the whole existing state of things in this country. Those who feel this and have the courage to proclaim it, are called alarmists, and prophets of evil, for it is the part of revolu- tionary propagandists to pooh pooh every note of warning until the whole train has been laid, ready for the match. Now, the light will make against the Church, as well as against her enemies, in many respects; but that will help us to understand each other. And this will be the first step towards removing the repulsion of prejudice, and a step in the right direction towards a cordial live-and-let- live, even if union be not attained. Enlightenment must lessen the bitterness of sectarianism, for parasitical demagogues can only play upon ignor- ance, not light. All parasites thrive by sucking the life blood of the plant upon which they grow. The enlightenment of the body politic will enable it to get rid of these, so that calmness may succeed irritation, and a disposition created to listen to the voice of reason. We may take school boards, the burials agitation, and disestablishment as three converging powers, the result of their combined action to be national anarchy. Let us briefly indicate how this will be brought about. That which intellect without love, and passions unrestrained by the moral law, have invariably and always, under all conditionsof climate and forms of government, culminated in, in the past, are the data upon which we proceed to form our conclusions as to the future, when we shall have experienced the grand results of the all-sufficient three R's without religion, and the heathen burials of human beings without hope, and the alienation of Church property to liquidate, say the national debt, or some such secular purpose. Now, there are 1,500 board schools in England and Wales where the Catechism or any distinctive religious doctrine is not taught; but there are only 35 in the United Kingdom without any religious education whatever, and ,of these 27 are in Wales alone Four times as many godless schools in Wales as there are in England The astounding fact is staggering, and seems almost absolutely in- credible. One is stunned, and the bewilderment is as of one awaking from a trance; and you ask— Where am I ? Surely not in Wales ? This is not the Wales of my fathers; not the Wales of my youth; not the Wales of religious enthusiasm; not the Bible-reading and Bible loving Wales; not the Walos of the great preachers. Can it be possible that^his after all is the harvest from the sowing of a Charles, and Harries, and Rowlands, and John Elias that the present generation of Welsh boys and girls in communities of their planting should be reared up and taught in schools where the Bible and every Christian doctrine is jealously excluded ? Or, have some impudent modern sown tares in the fields prepared by them, and has the rapid growth of these poisonous weeds choked the good seed? Strange Nemesis! Still we cannot help perceiving that the spiritual lawlessness and schism which they created end in confusion, and creedless enthusiasm in infidelity. What has become of the holy-minded and philo- sophic Dr. Eclwards, of Bala, the author of those calm and high-toned articles in the Traethodydd, written in that inimitably pure and nervous style some 20 years ago, condemning in language of tei-rible power and import all Government grants and educational rates whatever, and all learn- ing apart from religious instruction, as something mischievous to a degree that could not be for a moment tolerated in a country so religiously en- lightened as Wales. Why is he now silent ? A nation that has been brought to the brink of reli- gious bankruptcy, and whose morality is lower than that of many heathen lauds—and this in great part brought about through the sebismatical teaching and practices of the body of which he ia the acknowledged head-has, methinks, a right to ask in no faltering accents, what has caused the change that has come over the spirit of his dreams ? An awakened and an indignant Princi- pality will soon demand an answer to the question. Why have we been thus deluded? I wish to speak with the utmost respect and cordiality of Dr. Edwards as a gentleman, a Christian and a scholar. No one who has read his calm and philosophical writings can hesitate for a mom. nt to recognise in him an able and fair polemic—the ablest of Welsh living writers, and I gladly and sincerely bear my humble-tribute to his great classic il and scholastic attainments, and the sterling integrity of his character; and yet I feel I have a perfect right to ask how is it possible that I13 can now countenance in his disciples the doings which he so un- sparingly and scathingly denounced, and, I may add, demolished, in his opponents ? He has not sounded one note of warning as far as I know. The teachings of history are not lost upon him. To a mind so comprehensive and trained as his is the direful consequences to a nation from a decade of godless education cannot but be perfectly evident; Faithlessness to God is the road to national little- ness and extinction. Anti• Scriptural and secular school boards are the pioneers of a veiled and infidel Republicanism. And dl school boards whatever are against teaching the Catechism to tho young. And we must look this fact in the face. What does it mean ? What does it involve ? And we must answer, Much in every way.—I am, Ac., Observatory Cottage. JOHN JONES.
THE MINERA MINE.
THE MINERA MINE. The Mining World contains the following. letters with reference to this mine—the result of the article which recently appeared therein, and which was published last week in the Guardian:— Sir,—I think several of the suggestions contained in your leader last week on the affairs of the Minera Mine oughfc to be pressed home upon the directors by the shareholders, and that a strong representation should be made to them to have their reports sent out like those of all other decent companies. I say a strong representa- tion advisedly, for a mild representation is not likely to wake them out of that sort of Rip Van Winkle sleep in which they have been so long indulging. The chairman, to judge by the report sent me, does not seem to have thought it worth while to address any observations to the meeting, and such reporting expressions as "hear, hear," and" cheers," are conspicuous by their absence from all that appears to have been said and done. A string of resolutions appear to have been passed, but one looks in vain to see a chairman's speech. His senti- ments upon the company's business, his views upon its past prospects, and its future hopes are not to be found. So far as his individual views are concerned there is no evidence forthcoming as to what they are. I myself should like to have seen some expression of opinion as to whether he thought the board had fairly earned their fees whether the meetings were in future to be called in some civilised town accessible by railway whether the royalties are likely to be reduccJ-a most important point, for we seem to have been labouring chiefly for the benefit of the lords of the soil—whether the reports are likely to be issued before the meeting instead of after it as in all well-regulated companies, and whether there is any chance of reducing that heavy expenditure which, figuratively speaking, is taking the skin 'off our backs and mopping up nearly all our surplus profits. But the chairman appears to have been dumb, and, of course, a dumb chairman means a dumb captain, and a dumb secretary, and a dumb lot of shareholders. It does not seem to have entered into their minds to ask the why and wherefore about the mine, or even to ventilate some of the points so well put in your original leader. There was surely matter for discussion in that, if in nothing else. But no, the shareholders seem to have answered < to the line-" Come like shadows—so depart." I do not care where or when the next meeting is held but I have almost savagely made up my mind to go and see the functionaries of this singular mine. I want to see how the meetings are conducted and to hear for myself any observations which may fall from anybody. I want to see the languid chairman and his lethargic colleagues. I want to see the secretary. I want to see the salaried officer, of the company who moves a resolution for the remune- rations to his employer—the directors. I want to see how the auditors are elected, and I want to see how the directors look when they declare the munificent dividend of eighteenpence a share I know the expenses of such a journey are great, I know the way is long, I know the wind may be cold, I know the chances are a hundred to one that it will rain all the time, I know the recesses of Wales are not easily reached and I know that advancing years render such a journey perilous, but, sir. curiosity, which first brought sin into this world, is likely yet to lead me to Minera, for, as I said before, I want to see this nonchalant board of directors, who conduct the proceedings of this mine more like ancient Britons than like men of business, living, moving, and having their being in this nineteenth century of grace. Trusting I have not too much trespassed on your space,—I am, &c., A CURIOUS SHAREHOLDER. SIR,—I am very glad to find that you are doing the shareholders in Minera such yeoman service. The management is far from satisfactory, and the share- holders are treated with an indifference that is not respectful to them. When I received a notice asking me to attend the meeting in what you fitly term "the recesses of the Welsh hills," all I had with it was a balance sheet, which, 'as Lord Dundreary would say, "no fellah can understand"—at least, I couldn't; and I can only hope when next the directors put themselves in communication with the shareholders it will be in a way that somebody can follow them and grasp their meaning. The report of the directors and the report of the mining engineer (Mr. Taylor) have reached me, and, as you said last week, on one essential point they are distinctly at variance. Which am I to believe ? If I am bound to make my choice, then I pin my faith to Mr. Taylor, though I should hardly have done so had the directors treated me with the ordinary courtesy which boards of direction usually evince towards their shareholders.—Yours, &c., INDIGNANS. SIR,—" Every little helps," and I think there are two points suggested by your remarks last week, that the shareholders should not allow to drop. The first is as to the number of directors. Is it necessary to have so many ? Would not half the number do, and of course half the fees. The second point, as on the royalties, which are simply squeezing the life-blood out of us. Now, at a time when landlords everywhere are reducing their rents and royalties, can nothing be done for the poor Minera shareholders, with only eighteen-pence a share to the good after paying expenses. I really cannot understand what the directors can be about. It is possible that they can have taken no action in this matter. I hope that something will shortly be done in this direction, and also to reduce the number of the directors and their fees. A good working board of three members would be far better than the present one which, I am coming to think, is more ornamental than useful.—I am, &c., September 11th. ALPHA.
Printing of every description can be executed at the shortest notice and upon the most reasonable terms at the Guardian Office, Wrexham. Teas, Coffees, and general Groceries are supplied at merchants' prices by the North Wales Public Supply Stores, 14, High-street, Wrexham. 77 FOOD ADULTERATION.—Dr. Tripe, public analyst of the Hackney district, reports, that all the samples of cocoa he examined, except one, were sold as mixtures of cocoa, arrowroot and sugar, the exception being Cad- bury's Cocoa Essence, which was genuine. The quantity of starch in the other samples varied between 67 and 80 per cent., so that allowing for sugar, there was not in some of them more than 10 per cent. of cocoa. An article like this was comparatively valueless as a food.' Thousands die every year through neglecting a simple cough or cold.—Hill's Medicated Balsam gives imme- diate relief and completely cures coughs, colds, influenza, asthma, bronchitis, difficulty of breathing, and all affections of the chest. It is agreeable to taste, can be taken by the most delicate adults and children, and is invaluable to all having the charge of large establish- ments, schools, institutions, &c. Sold everywhere. Bottles Is. Hd., 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., and Us. London agents Barclays, Sangers, &c.; Exeter, Gadd and Co.; Liverpool, Evans and Sons. Proprietor, E. Hill, Wel- lington, Somerset.
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RHOSLLANERCHRUGOGk NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—The diocesan inspector's report of these schools, which were examined in re- ligious knowledge on the 20th of last June, has just been received. The following is a verbatim copy :— "This very large school passed an excellent ex- arr.ination." It must indeed be very encouraging to the managers, subscribers, parents, and others who take an interest in these schools to find that while Ecv Majesty's Inspector states that This is one of the best schools in Denbigh and Flint," the diocesan inspector speaks so highly of the religious knowledge.
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IJrsons were present. Major Walwja was clerk of the course Mr. John Corbett, starter Mr. C. F. 0. Dalles, judge; and Messrs. W. P. Jones and T. Winstanley, clerks of the scales. Foot Race, half a mile 1, J. Ferguson; 2, A. F. Roberts. Fat Race, for cobs not exceeding 141 bands 1, Mr. T. Pegg's Deuce of Diamonds; 2, Mr. Lightfoot's Polly; 3, Colonel Rcper's Caprice. Donlcey Race: 1, Mr. R. Bellis's Charley; 2, Mr. D. Williams's Brown Ash. Flat Race, about two miles: 1, Mr. K els all's Elvina; 2, Mr. G. Griffiths's Bonnie Bessie; 3, Mr. T. T. Roberts's G'psy Boy. Foot Race, a, quarter of a mile: 1, J. Ferguson; 2, E. Edwards. Flat Race for ponies 1, Mr. Ronald Davies's Fairy Queen 2, Mr. T. Pegg's Deuce of Diamonds. Trotting Race1, Mr, Fletcher's Tickletutchcr; 2, Mr. Radcliffe's Minnie; 3, Mr. Sutcliffe's Miss Blank. Fiat Race for ponies not exceeding 13 hands 1, Colonel Roper's Nectarine 2, Mr. T. Pegg's Deuce of Diamonds 3, Mr. Clarke's Stranger. Hurdle Race: 1, Mr. Wilkinson's Jean d'Arc; 2, Mr. T. T Roberts's Gipsy Boy 3, Mr. Lee's Black Doctor. Foot Race for boys under 16 1, E. Powell; 2, D. Hearne 3, P.- Edwards. During the afternoon and evening a largely at tended gala was held at the Bailey Hill, in connec- tion with the Chester Steam Band, for which special excursions run, while at night Maccabe gave his amusing entertainment to a crowded audience in the Market Hall. PROPOSED EE-OPENING OF MOLD PRISON. The following letters have been addressed to the Editor of the Times :— Sir,—By the representation made, we have succeeded in convincing the Home Secretary of the wisdom of continuing the admirable county prison at Brecon, and I feel called upon, after readin your summary of the report on military prisons, to say a word in behalf of re-opening the excellent prison of the county of Flint at Mold. The report referred to points to the necessity of building new militry prisons, and my obscrnttions on the metro- politan prisons prove to me that very considerable altera- tions and extensions of them are even now imperatively re- quired. The Mold prison contains 90 certified cells, and is, I am informed, nearly perfect in its arrangements and construc- tion. Having regard to the circumstances stated, is it wise to destroy a prison of this class ? and may it not be to the ad- vantage of the State to utilise it P—except so far as may bo thought necessary for local prisoners-for the confinement of military prisoners from North "Wale3, Cheshire, and ad- jacent counties?—I am, Sir, your obedient servant. JOHN LLOYD. Huntington Court, Hereford, Sept. 5. Sir.—Referring to Mr. John Lloyd's letter in the Times of Wednesday last on the subiect of the Flint County Prison at Mold, I may add tint a deputation of the Flintshire magis- trates waited upon the Secretary for War last year and sub- mitted to the authorities at the War Office the advantages which this prison affords as a milit:1ry gaol. In addition to the particulars given in Mr. Lloyd's letter, I may add that this prison was built only ten years ago, at a cost to the county of Flint of £24,000, bain" in every respect a model paoi, and thc plan of the structure having special reference to future extension. The site comprises four acres admirably situated about one mile from the town of Mold, 460ft. above the level of the sea, and possessing every advantage as regards health and sanitation. Previously to its being closed, about 18 months since, this gaol was used as a place of detention for military prisoners from Lancashire and Cheshire.—I am, Sir, your obedient servant, EDWARD THOMPSON, Visiting Justice. Plas Annie, Mold, Sept. U.