THE HOME SECRETARY AND THE OPPOSITION. On Saturday last Mr. CROSS addressed, at Leigh, two separate audiences, and on Tuesday attended a Conservative gathering at Clitheroe, and won three distinct expressions of confidence I and approval. In responding for his health, at the dinner on Saturday evening, Mr. CROSS at once went for" the great chiefs of the Liberal party." Alluding, with much effusion of mock sympathy, to the fact that these remarkable persons were compelled to admit that a revival of trade had set in without waiting for their return to the Treasury bench, the HOME SECRETARY dwelt feelingly upon their lamentable plight. The signs of revival seem," he remarked, rather to have agitated our friends on the other side. They do not quite say they do not like it to come quite so soon, but they would much rather we were out of office when it did como. Perhaps they are rather distressed at not being able, like the harlequin in the play, to show that they have made a great revolution and produced a shower of blessings, and to say, The moment you get the Conservatives out of office, you see what happens.' Whether it is that or not Icannot say, but one thing is certain-I they are very uneasy in their minds." Whereat Mr. CROSS'S auditors gave a corroboratory cheer of a very robust kind. The HOME SECRETARY next made play, in a pointed and penetrating manner, with the eccentric ^performances, oral, epistolary, and Nineteenth-Century-csqua, of Mr. GLADSTONE, Mr. GOSCHEN, and—that Lion Cornique of the Liberal.pariy—Sir WILLIAM HARCOTJRT. Having exposed the absurdity of the Radical complaints, that Parliament should be allowed to sit for more than six years, Mr. CROSS proceeded to poke sly fun at certain suggestions put forward by the Liberals for the alleged benefit of the country at large. Why—asked the right hon. gentleman, adverting to the "six years' complaint aforesaid — should we follow Mr. GLADSTONE'S example and astonish everybody by doing' what it would be extremely wrong to do ? Mr. GLADSTONE'S dissolution was, inherently, not such a success as to court Conservative imitation. It was, undoubtedly, the best thing Mr. GLADSTONE could have done. It was • a magnificent political example of the adage, Quern Deus DUlt perdere prius demented. It placed the Conservatives in power. It stopped the blundering and plundering." It gave rest to harassed tradesmen and peace to embarrassed Liberals. It stemmed the current of Radical demolition. It suddenly and sharply undeceived the complacent continental statesmen who were beginning to regard England as played out" and effete. But it was anything save a success from the Gladstonian point of view. It so affected the EZ-PREMIER that he at once elected to "rest," omitting, however, to be "thankful," and thus failing to carry out Earl RUSSELL'S comfortable advice in its entirety. It disgusted moderate Liberals. It disorganised the Liberal party. It disorganised the once formidable Gladstonian host into a number of small troops, each commanded by some hobby-riding zealot, morn dangerous to his party "■—if he could be said to have a party—than to his foes. It gave a stimulus to the sale of post-cards. It flooded the editors of the Contemporary Review and the Nineteenth Century with a vast confluence of involved and ambiguous "copy." It filled the photographertf windows with the counterfeit presentments of an eminent statesman standing, with eloquent shirt-sleeves and persuasive axe, over a disestablished tree. It taught the young idea that it was possible to rest" theoretically while practically working with increased vigour and severity. It administered a "cold shower; bath" to an eccentric politician, and gave Eng- land a chance of recovering her waning prestige and enjoying not peace only, but also "peace with honour."
THE ASSIZEIiI. The Winter Assizes for the counties of Denbigh, Fiiir, Chests, Montgomery, Carnarvon, Merioneth, and Augh-sea will take place at Chester Castle, ou the 24'h October. CONCERT.—On Monday next it ;s intended to hold a concert in the Public- LLll in air] of the Church Sunday Schools. A nusnb< r of Inc^l artistes have volunteered their services aad a pleasant evening will DO doubt be spent. THE MEMOES, FOR THE DENBIGH lioRouaHS.— We have been given to understand, despite what has been said to the contrary, that Mr. Watbin Williams, MP., will, at the ooiniog election, be a candidate for the representation of Carnarvonshire. DEATH OF A WORTHY CITTL SERVANT.—Mr. Huxley, who for 28 years had been in the service of the Post-office, and rec-'ived superannua- tion pay for two years, died on Sunday last. He -was buried on Thursday in the old cemetery, his funeral being attenced by the greater number of the local post officials. AN UNUSUAL HOAX.—It appears that a: certain 'Couple having been unusually attentive to each other for seme time, their friends con eluded that Hymen would ehortly be bowed to Wishing to facilitate the interesting ceremony some officious person caused their to be cailed in the Parish Church on Sunday week. The httx. however, was discovered before the following Sunday, and conse- quently the second time of asking" has been adjourned. A- .ZULU HERO.—Corporal McNuity, a native of Wrexham, who for some time was in the employ of Mr. J. F. Edisbury, High-street, has recently returned from the Zulw. War, bringing with him an aesegai which he .secured after one of the battles. He fought under Lord Chelmsford with the 1st Battalicn, 24th Regiment. He is the only one of four Wrexhamites who has returned from the war. The assegai is on view in the wimdow-of Mr. J .Edisbury. LIQUIDATION.—At a meeting of the creditors of Thomas Hughes, of Rackery Hall, Gwersyllt, and Blackbroofe and Shordley Farms, held at the Gros- venor Hotel, Chester, on the 15th instant, under the presidency of Mr. Games, it was resolved to liquidate the debtor's affairs by arrangement, and Hot in bankruptcy- Mr. Lazarus Roberts, of Caer- gwrle, butcher, was appointed trustee. The state- ment read at the meering shewed the debtor's total liabilities to be £ 1,757 18.2à.. and his total estimated assets to be .£492 13d, fid. LADIES' TEMPERANCE MEETING. A very import- nut meeting of ladies was held at Mrs. White's Orphan Home, on Monday last, to hear addresses from Mr. Bowley,of Gloucester, and Mies Battersby, of Newport, on the practical working of Ladies' Temperance Unions. The objects of the unions are to reclaim women who have become victims to the habit of intemperance. Lady Cunliffe, the Mayoress (Mrs. Shone), and about 30 other ladies were j present, and it is hoped 1 hat a vigorous association will be formed for this special work, the result of which must be helpful to all other philantbropig endeavours. I¿ ST. CHURCH.—The harvest festival in this church is fixed for Friday next, when there will be two services, one in the afternoon at 3.30, and the other in the evening at 7.30. One of the preachers will be the Rev. Rowland Ellis, vicar of Mold. The offertories will be devoted to the ex- penses of the church. As there has been difficulty in meeting these of late, it is to be hoped that the collection on this occasion will exceed that of pre- vious occasions. DOG AND DONKEY FIGHT.—A very amusing incident happened in Wrexham on Saturday night. It appears that there had been a fight between two large dogs one of which was eventually taken away by its owner, but the remaining one, not being satisfied wiih the scrimmage he had had, turned and attacked a donkey belonging to Mr. Charles Williams, of Rhosrobin. Of course the dog had the best of tha fight so long as it lasted but the owner or the donkey was not backward in saying that had his little animal been out of harness and thus allowed fair play, he would have eated the dog." A FEROCIOUS DOG. — Mr. R. H. Cuinmings, letter carrier, was severely bitten by a dog on Friday morning last. Ou his usual route he called at the house of Mr. Payne, Greenfield Cottage, and on leaving he was attacked by a large dog which was on the premises. His trousers were torn con- siderably, and the dog's teeth went into the flesh of the leg to a great. depth. Mi-. Cummings at once went to Dr. Eyton-Jones, under whose care he still remains. We are informed that the animal has frightened several persons, and perhaps after the recent attack its ovrner will see the advisability of destroying it. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—We have just heard when going to press that a requisition is about to be presented to Mr. Thomas Rowland, The Grove, asking to allow himself to be nominated for the South Ward, to fill up the vacancy occurring on the 1st November. Mr. Rowland has filled the office as town councillor before for 15 years and was mayor in 1869, and retired five years ago. Should he consent to b" nominated we consider his return a certainty, and all who remember Mr. Rowland as a councillor must know that he was regardless of party feelings, and always an advocate for keeping down the rates. Mr. Rowland hn,, naturally, an interest in doing so, having considerable property in the town. VESTIW MEETING.—-The half-yearly vestry in connection with the Parish Church, held yesterday, under the presidency of the Vicar, when there were present—Mr. J. Eury and Mr. W. Overton, churchwardens, &c. Mr. Bury presented his accountF, which were passed. They showed that when he took office the balance due to the late churchwarden (Mr. Williams) was £77 9s. lid., which he'd been reduced to X40 16,. 4L, which was due to Mr. Baiy. The accounts for the Cunliffe memorial window were closed. The following gentlemen were re-elected members of the Church Deanery Association:—T. Ll. Fitz Hugh. Esq., Dr. Williams, Messrs. J. Lawis.W. Overton, E. Row- bind, J. Bury, C. K. Benson, Evan Morris, Captain Godfrey, Messrs. G. Jones, ami J. O. Bury. THE DRAINAGE OF STANSTY.—Mr. Isaac Shone, who has drawn up a scheme, for sewering Stansty and the district upon the principle of his Pneumatic Sewerage System, has published a report, which he has addressed to the Rural Sanitary Authority, upon the drair.age of Stansty. Commencing in 18^4, when Mr. Hugh Davies, the Inspector of Nuisances, called the attention of the Board to the condition of Rhosddu, Mr. Shone gives a brief history of the incidents connected therewith, and the steps which the authorities have taken from time to time. The report is also supplemented by several interesting letters on drainage and sewerage, and also with various opinions upon Mr. Shone's invention. Whan our columns are not so crowded as at present we may refer to the report more in detail. BOARD OF GUARDIANS—A meeting of this body was held on Thursday las', when there were present. Mr. A. W. E iwards, in the chair; Mr. S. T. B" ugh, vice-chairman j Messrs. J. Barton, Wm. Brereton, W. Griffiths, Richard Jones, Robert Jones, R. "Prennnh. A. Rasbotham, R. Roberts, W. Roberts. Edward Rowland, and E. Woolrich.—The Cleric said he had received of appeal from the Coal Company and Aberdervyn Tile Works against the rate lately levied on them.—Mr. Bury said he had laid it before the Assessment. Com- mittee, and it was ordered that a special meeting of the Board be held next Thursday, to consider an application by that committee, to be made co- respondents with theoverseers.—Dr.Davies reported that he had visited and examined the children boarded out by the guardians, and found them well cared for and healthy.—Dr. Dickenson reported that all the children iu MiS. White's Home were well. The master reported the number iu the house to be this week 306, last week 298, last year 274. Ye.grants relieved—men 101, women ten, children three; total 114. Produce of the farm, J86 13e. sa. YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION DEBAT- ING CLASS.—The first meeting in connection with this class was held in the Association Room, on Tuesday evening last. The attendance was good. The Rev. E. Jerman, vice president of the associaL ion, gave an inaugural address, in the course o. which he touched on a number ot poiuts in refer ence to such classes. He said he regarded these classes with a great deal of interest, and they were of much importance to young men because" they offered to them an opportunity of becoming ac- quainted with each others views, and also of culti- vating the power of speech. He thought the gift.; j of speech in a great many instances remained an uncultivated gift, and these classes offered to them opportunities to cultivate this gift and thus become better citizens and better able to take part, in the business of life. In cultivating this g-ift young men must deal firmly with themselves. Most made their first attempts at speaking in the language of other people and in the style of some other person, but in endeavouring to make a. speech they should keep in view the idea or ideas they had in their mind and xprc-ss then: in their own language and style, and with every effort the difficulties would become lesr. Another thing in coauecticn with a clatB of that value was "moral discipline." This became a source of strength to them, because it gave rise to self confidence, self possession, and self reliance. In preparation for the subjects which would come before thorn for discussion ihey should consider what kind of reading they should attend to, and how they should read. Some thought it was the "quality" and not the quantity which wan good, and they should make it a rule not to read "many" but "much." To master one author well was ten thousand times better than to simply read 100 authors. Same books were immortal and it' they read Butler's analogy of religion the would find it as good discipline for the mind as mastering the first four books of Euclid, or studying Latin or Greek. -The class would also help them to cultivate true manli- ness. Some thought that blustering or boasting was manliness, but nothing was farther from it. True manliness was seen, in Jesus Christ, in whom manliness was restored. The elements which went to make tip manliness was first of all" strong faith." Faith had .a-reflex influence, and it was better for a man to belitve what was falsa than to have no belief at all but as faith had a reflex influence it was well that they should believe in what- was true. Above all other things they should believe in God. Such a behef would be to them a source of strength. Next to a trust in God they should learn to Tryst themselves. Be self reliant, self dependent. Next they should have faith in others. Let them trust their fellows, and not speak ill of them until they had been deceived. Another element in true manliness was courage,"# and this would soring from faith. Faith in firod would give them a true courage, which they-could not get by trusting in anything else- They wanted courage to say NG," to temptation, and to be "singular" when to be so was i'iyht. Other elements were kindness, tender- ness., and consideration. They should have con- sideration for oher persons' thoughts and feelings. To whom should they be kind ? First of ell to iheir parents. Many cnen looked well and talked well in public, but their .conduct at their hearth, or to their sisters and brothers was far from manly. They should &.S,) be kind to their friends and neighbours, and tinsn to all. They were told to do good to those who despitefully med thein, love those who abused them, and exercise kindness and uvmpvthv, and tenderness even to their enemies. Another important element was" <K.3efulness." They should eadeavour to "do gcfCMf as well as "get good." They should not see how little they could do and hold their situations, but how useful they could be to their masters, and they would find in the end that the vatee which they placed on their own services would be the value which their masters would place or. them, and eventually they would be sought for and receive a handsome reward. Then they should Jw useful outside their daily labours, and take part in all good works, that their natures and faculties may have fair play. Another element was "trained subordination/' They should guide and direct their energies aud powers, and not- allow them to run wild. They should endeavour to raise themselves, and in doing so raise those around them. Let them ever keep before them Jesus Christ as their great ideal. The rtCV, gentleman dilated upon each point, illustrating mauy of them Oif appropriate and impressive references and figures. A discussion ensued, in which the Rev. Joseph Bentley (Free Methodist), Mr. John Francis, 3Ir. Aulfc, Mr- Brown, Mr. Hsyward, Mr, C. Dodd, aa<| iss&ny cthen the plass, took part. THE POLLUTION OF THE DEE.—The following report was read at the last, meeting of the Chester Town Council:—" The Public Health Committee have to report that the remedial works at Minera, which the Minera Company and Mr. Lester engaged to execute, are in progress, and when completed will be inspected and reported on. Under c-he direction of the committee a close inspection has been made of the river from the weir at Chester to Farndon. The overflow from the sewage tank in the Queen's P.rk finds its way into the river, and notice has been served under th$' Rivers Pollution Prevention Act' to remedy this, and is receiving the attention of iho owners. Similar notices, have also been served upon the occupiers of two houses in Queen's Park, and of one house on Dee banks, from which the sewage is discharged direct into the river. The owners of those houses on Dee banks which at present drain into a cesspool, the overflow from which discharges into the river, are in nego- ciation with the Sewering Committee to receive their sewage into the city intercepting se;vtr. Certain grounds of complaint at E-.x-ie.v-on are being remedied, and, under thlc committee, the Town I Clerk has called attention to others in Ec/letton j and at Aldford, which will no doubt be at once remedied. The sewage fioui Farndon discharges into the riv^r, and the Rural Sac-i ary Authority for that district has been called upon to take the proper means for remedying it. In like manner the Sanitary Authorities of Moid, Llangollen, and Ruabon, have been called on to take such measures as are necessary to prevent sewage matter from their respective district flowing into the river, ov to adopt the best practicable and available mean,5! j to render the same harmless. Further examination of the river and its tr.but.tries is being proceeded with, and such grounds o: complaint as may be dis- covered will be dealt wish by the committee." Alderman Oakes said he hopei the report would be satisfactory to the Council. Salisbury said, that there was no doubt, these Welsh towns would como to them imploring them for time, but they must fellow up and give them no time. Alder man Oakes: Wo urns', give i htan re .son-vblo time. Mr. Salisbury: But you have already giveu them 1,470 years. (Laeghror). At (jruian Oahes I promise yoa to do all I cau to get the water of; Chester cleared of filth. Mr. Cburton movs-d that j the committee report prog.-ess r-o the Council every month, and he hoped they would give these places not a moment's rest. To hi* own knowledge the nuisance became worse day by day.—The recom- mendation was carried.
-0* BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before Charles Hughes, chairman, and A. W. Edwards, Esqrs. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Thomas Jones, Adwy, was charged with illusing a horse. Inspector Lucking said on the 2nd inst. he was in Abbot-street, and there saw the defendant in charge of a bay horse attached to a carrier's cart. It was flinching very much, and on examination, he found a wound under the collar of the size of half-a-crown, and there were two others under the saddle. There was a large quantity of matter in the wound, and some of it was adhering to the harness. Defendant said the wounds had been caused by the wet weather. P.C. Morris corroborated the evidence of the inspector. Defendant was fined 5s. and costs. Ithel Cunnah, Advry, was charged with a similar olfence. The Inspector said that on the 29th untimo he was in Hope-street examining a horse. Defendant, who was also in charge o a horse ana cart, seeing him went in a suspicous manner to the potatoe market. Witness fol- lowed him, and on examining the horse, found an old wound about the size of half-a-crown under the collar. It was full of matter, and appeared to give the poor animal much pain. Defendant said to him that he would go to the saddler's shop and have the collaralterea. Defendant, in defence, said he was not aware that the wound was there at all. Fined 5s. and costs. John Jackson, Farndon-street, a boy, jmt turned 13, was charged with abusing a horse. P.C. Jarvis said that on the Gth inst. he was at the Town Hall and saw the defendant in charge of a black horse attached to a cart. It appeared to be in much pain, and witness followed it and saw it taken out of the cart. He then examined the animal and found under the saddle, a wound, evidently an old one, about two inches across. The horse flinched much on being touched near the wound. Witness ordered it to be taken to the police station, where it was examined by Inspector Lindsay. Inspector Luckings afterwards saw it. The owner of the horse, John Parry, Beast Market, said, in answer to the prosecutor, when he went to see him, that the horse was not in a fit state to be worked, and further, that the boy had no bushier to take it out to work. Inspector Lindsay said the horse had evidently been "down," but that would not have caused the wound on the back as alleged by the defendant. John Parry was summoned for allowing the horse to be worked. The case was gone into, and Inspector Luckings said he saw the horse on Thursday last. It was an old Gne and not fit to work. Each of the defendants were fined 3s. and costs. ALLEGED LARCENY. George Roberts, labourer, W rexham, on remand, was brought up on a. ciiarge of stealing two sixpences and some coppers from che Elephant and Castle. Miss Ellen Birch said the prisoner and two other men came to the house about a quarter past nine on Wednes- day morning and, soon after they came in, she had to leave the bar for a short time. On. her return she saw the prisoner leaning over the counter, with his hand apparently in the till, his feet being raised from the ground. On examination she missed two (sixpences and some coppers, which was all the money that was in the drawer that morning. She called Mr. Christian, to whom the prisoner gave up the sixpences. In reply to the Bench the prisoner said he did not take the money cut of the bar til!, but picked the two sixpences up off the counter. He was very sorry for what had occurred, never having done anything of the kind before in his life. Mr. Price, the defendant's late master, stated that defendant had been working for him on different occasions, and had had many opportunities of stealing from him, but he had never done so. Defendant wished the case to be settled by the magis- trates, and pleaded guilty to taking the money from the counter. He was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment. CELT5BKATING A BIKTHDAY. Ann Jones, a married woman, was charged with having been drunk and creating a disturbance. P.C. Jarvis found the defendant near the White Horse on Saturday night, about eleven o'clock. was very drunk and creating a disturbance. Defendant said Saturday was her birthday, and she took a little too much. She said her husband was a. quiet, sober man, arid "so she was." The Bench dismissed the woman after cautioning her. ASSAULTING THS POLICE. Thonins Green and John Green, of Bangor, labourers, were charged with a similar offence. P.C. Jones stated that on Saturday night he was sent for to go to Hightown. On going to the Bridge Inn he found the two defendants, who were intoxicated. Eventually a struggle ensued, and in the course of it the witness had to draw his staff and also to send for Inspector Lindsay. The defendant Thomas kicked him several times, and was very rough. Mrs. Jones corroborated, and the defendants were fined 10s. (Id. and costs, the alternative being 14 days. DRUNK AND INCAPABLE. Thoma-s Green, labourer, of Wrexham, was charged with having been drunk and incapable. P.C. Jones found the defendant drunk in a field in Chester-road on the previous afternoon. He had to take him to the Bridewell on a cart. Defendant, who admitted the offence and pleaded sorrow, was fined 2s. Gd. and costs, alternative seven days. VAGRANCY. Anthony Dogan, labourer, Wrexham, was charged with vagrancy. An assistant to Mr. Allmand stated that the defend- ant came into the shop on Friday evening and asked for alms to obtain a. coihn to bury his child. P.C. Jarvis stated that he saw the defendant on Friday going into several shops and eventually having heard what he asked for in Mr. Allmand's he took him into custody. When he asked him about his child he said it had been dead three years. Defendant pleaded that he was drunk and mad, and of course did not know what he was doing. Defendant had been locked up since Friday, and taking this into consideration the Bench fined him 2s. (id. on the charge of drunkenness. MORE INTOXICATION. Ann Brown, a working widow, of Chester, was charged with drunkenness. P.C. Williams stated that he was on duty on Sunday night, aad going towards the slaughter houses he heard a great noise and eventually he found the defendant and a young man together. Both were very drunk and using bad language. The young man was taken away by his mother and the defendant by the officer. Defendant was discharged on promising to leave the town immediately. Harriet Taylor, an un-married woman was charged a similar offence. P.C. Morgan stated that on Saturday week midnight th'.e defendant and a man named Foulkes were making a i Treat noise ou Town Hill. Eventually Foulkes left the' woman, but she continued to make a great noise. She- was summoned to appear on the previous Monday but failed. was fined Is. and costs. TUESDAY.-—Before Charles Hughes, Esq. ALLEGIW THEFT OF OIL CAKE. James JPsffics and J^ohn Batho, Wrexhamites, were charged by Mr. Thoijttw Roberts, Golden Lion, with stealing a quantity of oilcake. Mr. Jiouerts aaid, iNm information received from a friend, he went to his r$tafele, and there fcund that a quantity of cwkfE ad betm stolen. Mrs. Charlotte .Tones said that Batho came to her house la iambpit-sr^atei and offered some cake lor sale. Alfred J ones, son of the previous witness, said he saw the defendant by the Red Lion on the previous day. Batho came to his mother's house and offered to sell some cake to him for Is. 6d. per piece. Sergeant Jones asked for a remand until Monday, which was granted. ALLEGED THEFT OF CIGARS, &C. George Boleyn, who was whipped a short time ago for stealing caps, was brought up on a charge of stealing a quantity of pipes, cigar-holders, and tobacco. Mr. J. F. Davies, Hope-street, said that he had been losing a great quantity of smoking material, and on Monday last watched the shop. About evening he saw the prisoner and some other boys outside apparently watching him. He went out of sight a minute or two, and then the prisoner rushed in and placed his hand in the window. Witness came out and caught hold of him, and was taking him into a back place when prisoner dropped a meerschaum cigar holder among the clay pipes, saying at the same time, "You can't prove that I took it." Four cigars were found on him. Prisoner was remanded until Monday next.
COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before T. Ll. Fitz-Hugh. Esq. (chairman) E. Evans, and W. Low, Esqrs. ALLEGED ASSAULT. John Roberts, Moss, was summoned by Sarah Hughes for an assault. Mrs. Hughes stated on the 4th inst. she went to re- monstrate with defendant for striking her boy, who had been swinging on a gate at a level crossing at Bryn- mally. After a few words, defendant struck her. John Smith was called to give corroborative evi- dence. There was a cross-summons between Mrs. Hughes and Rachael Roberts, for an assault committed by Hughes upon Roberts. Both cases were dismissed. DRCNK, &C. John Whitley, Grtsford, was fined 5s. and costs for being drunk and creating a disturbance on the 2Stb inst., near the Plough Inn, Grcsford. John Evans, was fined the same amount for a similar offence, committed en the 4th lnst. Ann Roberts, near Yew Tree Inn, Gresford, was sum- moned for being drunk, &c. P.C. Miles, who proved the preceding cases, said on the 4th inst. he found defendant on the road surrounded by a crowd of young men and women. "The language she used was not at all edifying." She was the greatest pest of the village. Defendant was fined 10s. and costs. Defendant could no-u pay the money, and consequently a distress warrant will be taken out against the husband, whoisahaid working man, but is sadly embarassed by his wife, the defendant. TRESPASS AFTER GAME. Charles Challoner and William Thomas, inhabitants of Holt, were summoned for a trespass after game on the Cornish Farm, near Holt. Alexander Thomas, a gamekeeper, stated that on the Hith inst. he saw Challoner fire the two barrels of his gun into a covey of partridges. Thomas was present with Challoner on the following day at the same place, and was beating the bushes for him. Both defendants denied the offence, and called James Price, of Farnclnil, who said be saw Challoner shootin on the land in question, but only saw him shoot a quest (wood pigeon) which fell into the adjoining field. They were both fined .£1 and costs, 30s. Gel. altogether, or one month's imprisonment in default. ALLEGED ROBBERY OF A CASH BOX. Miriam, Morris was charged by Thomas Evans with stealing a cash box from the Rock Tavern, New Bnghton, containing 10s. Gel. in silver and some copper. Mr. Acton defended. Mr. Evans said he kept the Rock Tavern, Minera. Prisoner lived with her father. Her mother was dead. She was just turned 16 years of age. On Thursday last he was in Wrexham and the cash-box was left in R bed- room, but was not locked. There was in the box 10s. 6d. and some coppers. He got home about halfpast ten and was told the cash-box had gone. He informed the police next day, and found by going to Coedpoeth that prisoner had been spending some money there. He went home with P.C. Rowlands and both called at prisoner's house. P.O. Rowlands asked if the had been at Coedpoeth that day, and she said "No." "Not at Manchester House' nor at Mrs. Moss's ?" She ayain said "No," and then began to cry and confessed that she had been there, having paid some money at "Man- chester House." He went went out with her father, and they both went back together. Witness said "If you have taken the box tell me." She said "If you will come out I'll tell you." She then said "Thelictle girl (her sister) had taken it, and had afterwards thrown it down a hoe." The police were present at the time. P.C. Rowland Rowlands said he went with the prosecutor to see the prisoner on Fridav night. He went into her house and saw prisoner, asking if she had heard of any robbery being committed at the Rock Tavern. She said she had not. Witness asked if she had been near the Tavern that day, and she said No." Her father came in with the prosecutor and he threatened to chastise her for her conduct. She asked the prosecutor to go out with her and they did so. She then said She was by the house about milking time, and her little sister stole the box and brought it to the house and gave it her, and afterwards threw it down an old shaft." She further said that she had taken the money and spent it at Coedpoeth. He then took her into custody. The box has not been recovered. Mrs. Jone*, Manchester House, said she had known defendant for about three years. She had been in the habit of coming to her shop, and she came there on Friday morning. She received 6s. Gid., 2s. nd. in payment of a debt. and 3s. lid. for some drapery. This concluded the case for the prosecution, and Mr. Acton said that he had intended to say a few words for the defence, and had some excellent testimonials as to character. Mr. John .wis (magistrates' clerk) said that after the 1st of January next a new Act of Parliament would come in force by which the magistrates would be em- powered to fine for larceny up to £20. He thought the magistrates had better adjourn the case until January next, admitting prisoner to bail. The Chairman said it was a very sad case indeed, and was one of those to which the new Act of Parliament could be well applied. The case would therefore be adjourned until the first Monday in January. Bail would be taken, the prisoner in £20, and two sureties ,-210 each. The father, Robert Morris, and Mr. Elias Jones, White Horse, Minera, were accepted as sureties. The Chairman, addressing the father, recommended him to take his daughter home and treat her kindly. WEDNESDAY.—Before W. Low, Esq. STEALING GRAPES. Thomas Jones, Ponkey, was charged with stealing a quantity of grapes from the vineries at Cefn Hail. The tirst witness was Mrs. M. A. Higgs, fancy repository, Oswestry, who said on the previous day between 10 and 11 o clock, prisoner came in and offered some grapes (produced) for sale. She asked if they were his, and he replied that they were his own and were brought from Ellesmere. She asked the price. Prisoner replied lOci. and pointing to a large bunch said that one weighs over two lb. you can have it for 2s". She gave him a florin for it and the bunch was given her. She told him that he need not hawk them about, for there were many dealers who would buv them off him at that price. She recommended him to one shop but he did not eo. He had a potatoe basket under his 3018 with the grapes in it. Miss M. A. Pierce, residing with Mrs. Hill, Oswestry, said the prisoner came to their house and offered some grapes for sale, and Is. per lb. was paid for them. P.C. George Price (92), police officer, Oswestry, said from information received he made enquiries, and as the result of those enquiries he went to Pool-road and there found the prisoner coming from a house there. Witness met him and asked what he was selling. Prisoner replied grapes." He had the basket (produced) with him, and there were eight bunches in it. In reply to witness prisoner said he had them from Robert Jones, Ellesmere, witness asked what prisoner gave for them. Prisoner replied It does not matter to you." Witness then arrested him on suspicion of stealing them. At the police station witness said "I shall write to Ellesmere and see if you bought them there." Prisoner said "Well, I told you a lie, they came from Liverpool this morning." Witness asked if prisoner had sold any, and he replied "Two bunches, one to Mrs. Higgs and one at the Bull's Head.' He said he had not sold more anywhere else. Mr. George Ewart, gardener at Cefn, said he locked up the grape houses on the previous Saturday night, and at mid-day on Sunday he discovered a robbery had been committed. He found that an entrance had been affected by smash- ing tw# panes of glass leaving an appeture of 2ft. lin. by 16 inches. He calculated that 18 bunches had gone, which would weigh about 271bs. They were worth, at the least, 2s. to 2s. 6d. per pound. William Jones, assistant in the gardens, identified a blue apron found over the grapes as his property. The prisoner, after being cautioned in the usual way, made the following statement:—"I was in town on Saturday night, and went home by the tram at six o'clock. I went straight home and did not go out again. I spent the whole tif Sunday in the company of a man who lives opposite my house. The grapes were bought in the vegetable market, Liverpool, and were sold to me at a reduced price because they were crushed. Prisoner was then committed for trial to the Quarter Sessions to be held on the following Friday (yesterday).
WREXHAM GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE A meeting of this committee was held on Wednesday last. Present Mr. S. T. Baugh in the chair, Messrs. Alderman Owen, Councillors I. Shone (Mayor), Brad- ley, Bury, Richard Jones, WTalter Jones, T. Roberts, W. Sherratt, W. Samuels, and John Williams; Dr. Llewellyn Williams and Mr. Higgius were also present. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The MEDICAL OFFICER reported that 22 deaths had been registered during the past month, 9 males and 13 females, making a rate of 25 per 1,000 per annum, cal- culating the approximate census for the past month at 10"450. Nineteen deaths had occurred, making the rate of mortality to be 21. Two children, infected with diphtheria, sent to the fever ward of the infirmary, had been discharged cured, showing the value of isolation. He reported that scarlet fever had been the prevailing disease during the past few months, all sanitary pre- cautions had been taken, but the highly infectious nature of the disease rendered it one very difficult to I battle with "on the other hand I am glad to say, that at the present time I know of no case of diphtheria still, I would strongly urge upon you the necessity of having a disinfecting apparatus as soon as possible, and if we could manage with the Rural Sanitary Board to have a portable one which could be used by the Urban and Rural Authorities, it would be a great saving of expense. I should, however, recommend that it be kept in the town." It was finally decided to obtain information concerning an apparatus. This was carried. MR. HIGGINS' REPORTS. Mr. HIGGINS reported as follows :—" I beg to submit my report book wherein are entered the several notices I have served on owners and occupiers of premises for the removal and abatement of nuisances, and the re- sult in each case in most cases the notices have been complied with. or the works necessary are in course of construction. He reported a number of cases of zymotic diseases, which he had attended continuing, he said, "Many complaints having been made to me, respecting the constant ringing of bells in the public streets by persons hawking coals and other articles, I beg respect- • fully to suggest that some steps be taken to abate the nuisance complained of." Mr. "WALTER JONES asked what could be done to suppress the nuisance. j The CHAIRMAN said there was nothing in the bye- laws to put a stop to it. Mr. BLRY: The only man who is allowed to ring a bell in the street is John Young. (Laughter). The matter then dropped. Mr. Higgins presented his report on the North Ward. Nineteen streets were inspected, in which were 436 houses. In the number were 98 privies, 19 pan closets, and 319 water closets The largest number of common privies were in Chester, Lambpit, and Lome-streets, and Garden-road. He recommended that water closets should be adopted in the place of privies. The report was adopted. NEW TENANT FOR THE SLAUGHTER-HOUSES. Mr. John C. Vaughan was accepted tenant of the stables at the Slaughter-houses at a yearly rent of £15. CLOTHES FOR THE CRIER. The TOWN CLEEK reminded the committee that the crier (John Young) would require a new suit of clothes before the mayoral procession. It was resolved to supply him with a new suit, a çape, and hat. REVISING THE COUNTY LISTS An application was received from Mr. Coxon, through Mr. Evan Morris, applying for the use of the Council Chamber en. the occasion of his coming to revise the county list of voters. The application was granted THE STANATY SEWERAGE QUESTION. The Town Clerk received a letter from Mr. J. Oswell Bury, Clerk to the Rural Sanitary Authority, accom- panying a plan of the new area of Stansty decided to be drained. The plans were then laid on the table and Mr. BellY explained the boundaries. He said the proposed area was bounded on the west side by the Mold road and went along it as far as Mr. Strachan's house, it turned to the right to Stansty Chain, down the road near it in the direction of the Rhosddu Colliery which it took in, and on, including the Grange, to the boundary of the borough, taking m the whole of Rhosddu proper. Mr. RICHAKD u:;EIS asked if the ratepayers were prejjared and wiUing to meet this fresh expense, and had they been consulted ? The C'HAIHJIAN said that the members of the Council were the represcnt:1tives of the town and were selected by the ratepayers for the purpose of dealing with such matters. RICHARD .JONES, continuing, said he differed with the Chairman, and he did not think it right for members of the Rural Sanitory Authority (referring t" Messrs. Baugh, Shone and Bury) to press the scheme on the B03.rd'. It was a, matter of the greatest importance and should be brought before the ratepayers. They ought to be quite satisfied with the old drains which answered for 1(1 years and no complaints had been re- ceived against them, and now they wanted to re-sewer part of the town, It was absurd. Mr. BRADLEY said he should move that the plan be accepted subject to the recommendation of the com- mittee. He remarked upon the speech of Mr. Richard Jones and said that frequent complaints were being rccfived concerning the drains. Mr. WALTER J ONES seconded this motion. Mr. SHERRATT, in supporting the resolution, said it was not right to impugn bias to any member of the Council. The sewerage of Stansty was a necessity, and should therefore be done and done at once. Mr. f oax "WILLIAMS, further supporting the resolu- tion referred to the way in which the ratepayers were appealed to in Stansty. Mr. Richard Jones, he said. had proposed a resolution at a meeting of ratepayers of ratepayers held there some time ago, but as soon as auy opposition was offered he at once withdrew. Mr. RICHARD J ONES I did not. Mr. WILLIAMS Well It was in the papers. Mr. JONES I don't believe everything. THE FOOTPATHS. The SURVEYOR suggested that a committee be ap- pointed, one member for each ward, to occasionally superintend the work of paving. It was resolved that the following gentlemen act as the committee :—North Ward, Mr. Bradley; East, Mr. W. Samuejs South, Mr. J. Williams; and WTest, Alderman Lldyd. This concluded the business.
WREXHAM RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of this Authority was held on Tuesday lat, when there were present Capt. Griffith-Boscawen (chairman). Mr. S. T. Baugh (vice-chairman), Sir. R. A. Cunliffe. Messrs. T. Ll. Fitz-Hugh, J. Burton, W. Thomas, H. Humphreys, and Robert Roberts, Rhos. THE STANSTY DRAINAGE. Messrs. Shone and Baugh attended the meeting, and presented a plan of the area suggested by them to be drained. Mr. SHONE, in presenting it, said it had been prepared at no little trouble, but it was, he thought, an area which would meet all the points of the legal question of Mr. Alderman J. C. Owen. It had been prepared with a special attention to the growing population, and was, he thought, the bed area which could be adopted. After some conversation on the scheme, Mr. FITZ- HUGH proposed that the area of Mr. Shone be adopted, the boundary of which was the township boundaries on the north, south, and east, while on the west side the Mold and Wrexham road acts as the boundary. Mr. J. BURTOX seconded it. Mr. BAUGK proposed that the area be increased so as to include Stansty Hall and Mr. Griffith's farm. Mr. WILLIAM THOMAS seconded this and on the motion and the amendment being put to the meeting, four voted for the motion and three for the amendment. The motion was, therefore, carried. A number of calls were then signed on the townships, after which the meeting broke up.
IMPORTANT TEMPERANCE MEETING. The Wrexham Teetotal Society, of which Mr. Hugh ) Davies is the president, held a public meeting to advo- j cate the cause of temperance, in the Temperance Hall, Beast Market, on Monday evening last. The hall was well filled, and amongst those on the platform were— Sir Robert Cunliffe, Bart. (who presided), Lady Cunliffe, the Mayor of Wrexham (Mr. Isaac Shone), the Vicar of Wrexham (Rev. David Howell, B.D.), Mr. Bowley (who attended to address the meeting), Mrs. Bowley, Miss Battersby (Newport), Dr. Eyton- Jones, Mr. W. H. Darby, Mr. Hugh Davies, and Mr. Minshull, London. Sir ROBERT CUNLIFFE said they had come there that ) night for the purpose of promoting the cause of temper- ance. (Hear, hear). They were sometimes told by those who did not feel the same sympathy with the object that they did that they were repeating the old story. They admitted the fact, and they admitted to a great degree the evils Ahich they deplore, and which they had met to endeavour to counteract. Their opponents said that they had heard so very often all that was to be said that it was not only a thrice-told tale but a worn-out tale, and that it was no use to repeat it. True, it was an old story, and that was the unfor- tunate part of it. The facts they had to deal with were older than anyone in that room, and those facts were as prominent now as they ever had been at any rate, they had to deal with this faet that at this moment they were spending £150,000,000 a year in intoxicating liquors. That was a. fact none could say was conducive to the material or moral prosperity of the country. So long as they lay under that heavy burden, with all the horrible evils which accompany it, it was impossible for the great eountry of England to take her place among the nations with the same strength and energy as under other circumstances they would ake. Therefore he thought it was the duty of all, and not the less of the women there present—(hear, hear)—to do their utmost to prevail against that evil. (Applause). Well, as he had said before, £ 150,000,000 a year was spent in the way he had described. He happened to see the other day a few remarks quoted in the papers from a speaker, and who, on this subject, was unques- tionably an authority. Lord Aberdeen, speaking on this subject, remarked that of the spent in drink, it was estimated that at least S100,000,000 were spent by the working classes of the country. It was very difficult for any of them to realise how much £150,000,000 was, but they could all take in this that £150,000,000 must mean an extraordinarily un- necessary amount of money spent in such articles, even if it was taken for granted that everyone required every day a certain amount of intoxicating liquors as part of their food. Even supposing this, the amount was ex- ceedingly too large. (Hear, hear, and applause). No doubt they would hear from their friend Dr. Eyton- Jones some few remarks in regard to what may be called the scientific aspect of the question. He would tell them how injurious to health and life was excessive drinking. What they had to think on was what could they do themselves, in their own sphere, to fight that great evil? (Hear, hear, and applause). He thought that for one thing they must be tolerant to those who j did not entirely agree with them in the matter. They should allow a fair latitude of opinion, and hold out the hand of fellowship to those who were in sympathy with them, even if they did not agree with them in every point. They had a tremendous hard battle before them, but he was confident they were going to win it. (Hear, hear, and applause). He be- j lieved that in time to come, when they had overcome the evil, those who came after them would lift up their hands in amazement a.t the fact that they had gone on bearing that intolerable burden. (Applause). H would not trouble them with a long lot of statistics, but he would just mention that in looking over the report of the Lords' Committee they came upon this fact, which was put forward on authority so unquestionable and impartial, that there was an increase of intemperance amongst women in this country. That was a fact which had come within the knowledge, the certain knowledge, of most of them, and one which they must all deeply deplore. (Hear, hear). He must say that they would all agree with him that there was nothing which would strike more deeply at the domestic life of the country than if the women became intem- perate. It was impossible to imagine the evils and sorrows which such a state of things must bring about, and when they remembered how sad such a state of things must be, it became their duty in any and every way to endeavour to do away with those evils. It was a fact that public opinion in the country amongst all classes of people, and without reference to religious divisions, were endeavouring to find a remedy in every way possible. He notic; d in the report to which he had already referred that the question of Sunday closing had been taken up in many parts of the country with a great deal of interest. (Hear, hear). The Lords' Committee could not absolutely recommend that measure, because, they said, public opinion was not quite ripe for it, but they did not hesitate to say that opinion was tending in that direction, and they may congratulate themselves upon this. (Applause.) In regard to this, the Committee said that measures had been taken to ascertain the feeling of the country upon the point, and the result was very satisfactory, showing 443.000 householders were in favour of total Sunday cl'sing. 5G,000 against, and 32,000 neutral. These papers were distributed without any regard to class, and the result showed that opinion generally, in- cluding the working classes and ariizans, were dis- tinctly in favour of the movement. (Hear, hear). He thought they may take that as one evidence that public opinion in the country was gradually growing stronger on the point, and he hoped that each successive Parlia- ment, as it took its place in the history of the country, would take a firmer and steadier torte on tht subject and tend more and more to the suppression of the existing evils. (Applause). He would conclude by repeating that with which he began, that they had met there to promote the cause of temperance. They were not to be put aside by any indifference, by any sneers, nor any opposition their business was to go straight on, and, if they worked together, he was convinced that the right- minded people of all classes would continue more and more to join their ranks. (Hear, hear). were they seeking to promote the cause of temperance, and fighting on behalf of their good old country one of the most important battles they could fight on her be-half. (Applause). Mr. BOWLEY next addressed the meeting. He said he felt he had undertaken a serious responsibility that night. He saw before him a very intelligent audience, which constituted a great deal of inducnce in t iey, 30.1(1 ripon the effect which he may produce upon them depended perhaps the happiness of a large number of persons. (Hear, hear). He was quite sure that upon that question hune: the happiness or misery of nmi. in this country and in others. (Hear, hear). He ■ uid not go into the fearful evils of intemperance. That v. as a very old story. Everybody was ready to admit and to deplore it, but what he wanted to go into v a the remedy for those evils. (Applause). He thougi t that he saw this remedy pretty clearly 43 years age., it came too from the men who were the victims of this great evil to a far greater extent than the middle classes, and those were the working men. Thev had tried the question over and over again, and the working classes as a rule were very shrewd and sensible men. They saw that drunkenness was a great evil :1.1 they wished to avoid it. They tried the plan of drinking only on pint and that at one house, but then ttiey found their com- panions went to a second house and were there subjected again to fresh temptations, and with all their moral power they found that they could not overcome temptations. They were met that night to "rv.o. ve the temptation out of the way." (Applause). They could not alter human nature. It was the same to-day as it ever was. They could not alter the nature of intoxicating drinks. Alcohol was .the same now as it ever was. and producing the same effects a? it did. (Hear, hear and ap'eao- e). • They were told, on the best authority, that 120,000 lives were sacrificed annually through drink. Could tney afford this? He was connected with a company who built a bridge of two arches. One day a man, when passing under Oile of these arches, was killed by coming into contact with the central wall. An inquest was held, and the question arose how could they prevent another similar accident ? The only way was to pull d-<v r ie bridge and rebuild it with only one arch, andthu.d the central wall. How much would it cost?" wr.> a-acd. "Three hundred pounds," was the reply. Well, they pulled the bridge down to prevent another life being lost by it. Many had passed under that arch and not been killed, many may have passed under again and not been injured; but because one man. by accident, met his death there they pulled down the wall. Did they do right? He said, "Yes." Well, drink was causing' the death of at least 60,000 persons a year, and they said, "Pull down the wall which caused this." (Ap- plause). Whilst he repudiated the idea which had been attributed to them, that the moderate drinker was worse than the drunkard, he argued that young men and women were not taught to drink by drunkards, but by the respectable people of society, who drank as if such were proper and fashionable. (Hear, hear). The teetotallers had benefitted hundreds, and he asked who had they injured? (Applause). He had never yet met any one who had advocated the drinking side, and he would stay there until twelve o'clock that night if anyone would come forward and advocate side. A YOICE What about the revenue ? (Laughter). Mr. BOWLEY said that was a very good question. He did not know how much that gentleman pa,id towards the revenue, but he may wrap up his share of the money and send it to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and put the rest into his own pocket. Several other remarks were here made. but the speaker being at the lower end of the room, and his voice not being the clearest, it "was impossible to hear what he 8,id. Mr. BOWLEY, continuing, said the revenue was never better got in in Ireland than when distillation was stopped in Ireland to feed the people. (Hear. bear). They would be far better off if they had the €150.00?. jOO now spent in drink. (Applause). At this point other remarks were made, and The CHAIRMAN said he must request that the eentie- man at the end of the room would defer any othe- re- marks he had to make until the lecturer had concluded. (Cheers). Mr. BOWLEY again proceeded, and was allowed to conclude, without further interruption, his verv; > vveriul address. The CHAIRMAN Ladies and gentlemen, there is a gentleman at the lower end of the room who wanted te make a few remarks just now. If he would like to make any statement, or ask any question of the lec- turer, now is the time for him to do so. (Cheers). A VOICE Well, I will ask what will become of the revenue ? (Laughter and uproar). The CHAIRMAN You must come to the piform. (Hear, hear, and applause). The VOICE: Well, answer that question. (Cries ef "platform "). The gentleman, however, would not come to the pla.t- form, and the Chairman called upon Dr. Eyton .Trne5. Dr. EYTON-JONES, after paying a compliment to Mr. Bowley, and thanking him personally for the ;;ny breakfasts which he had given to medical men at the meetings of the British Medical Association, proceeded to speak of the physiological effects of alcohol. He combatted existing ideas that alcohol in any way fed the body, or produced heat, and expressed his belief that medical men were now awaking to these and that in a short time their opinions in regard to iu ,v u'd be entirely changed. The Rev. DA nn How-En next addressed the meeting. He excused himself from a long speech by saying that he may be heard on the subject nearly every fortnight in connection with the local branch of the Chorea of England Temperance Society. He heard Mr. Bowley some two or three and twenty years ago in the parish of INeath, in Glamorganshire. The rev. gentleman the-. spoke of the great stir which was made In those days by the fact that a man holding a good social position should attempt to speak puoliciy on the question of temper- ance, and th -n compared the tone of the public mind im those days with what it was at present. He snoke encoura-ingly of the future, and expressed great faith in the success of their cause. In conclusion he moved a, vote of thanks to Mr. Bowley for his address. Mr. HUGH DAVIES seconded the motion, which was carried with acclamation. Mr. W. H. DARBY (Brymbo) said he should just like to say a, few words in reference to the argument i. favour of drinking mentioned by the gentleman at the lower end of the room. He had never heard the argument before. (Laughter). He should like to that If they were to drink for the purpose of raising the revenue it would be found a very expensive mode of doing so. They knew the amount of revenue raised was about £30.°0:0,000, and that they spent about to raise that sum. (Laughter). If any Chancellor of the Exchequer were to propose to raise money in this way he would not reuiai-o in utdc-e an hour. (Cheers). No Government would permit the raising of money in so wasteful a way. (Hear, hear and applause). The way they agreed to raise the revenue was by collecting as much for themselves and putting as little as possible into individual pockets. (Hear, hear). So he thought no sensible man would raise the "revenue argument" a second time. (Cheers). They had never been able to find an advocate for hink before, and he was glad to find that the argument was such a weak one. (Uproar). ° The CHAIRMAN That gentleman must the meeting is against him, and I do not think he io J-jiug any good to the cause which he represent- Tr- his conduct. (Hear, hear, and cheers). Mr. DARBY said he hoped their friend would look at the argument he had used, and examine it a little. He would then, perhaps, find that it was as much to his Jnterest as anyone else's to put down drink. (Cheers). iDrink was a common enemy—(hear, hear)—and it was as much an enemy to that man as auy other. (Hear, hear, laughter, and cheers). Because it was a common evil they wanted all, both old and youn" to c- me forward and take part in their cause. (Applauds). Mr. T. E. MINSHULL (London* having made a short address, Mr. W. THOMAS, outfitter, (secretary to the society) mentioned that the pledge book was on the table. Thirty persons joined after the first lecture by Mr. Gougn, and eighteen after the second, and they "hoped that that night a number equal to the total f < both of Mr. Gough's meetings would join. (Heai, hear). Mr. BOWLEY having responded to the vote of thanks, and a similar compliment having been passed to the Chairman, the meeting broke np. The person who wa.s the cause of the slight ur.roar ig known as William Williams and is by trade a. saddiex.
last. Sir ROBERT CUXLIFFB presided, and ad- dressed the meeting at some length. Mr. BOWLEY, who attended gave an interesting address. The drainage of Stansty has been discussed by the Rural Sanitary Authority and the Wrexham General Purposes Committee during the week. At the meeting of the former Authority, Messrs. SHOXE and BAUGIT, who have been engaged in the matter, presented a plan of the area sug- gested to be drained, which after being extended in one direction was agreed to. The plans were also before the General Purposes Committee, and after a protest by Mr. RICI-IARD JOXES were approved of. At the meeting of the Ruabon School Board a return of the attendances of children at the various schools was read, which the CHAIRMAN remarked was a very satisfactory one, showing an increase in the attendance at the schools. It was decided to proceed in the County Court against some parents for the payment of school fees.