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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.

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