t TRYDDYN. SCHOOL TREAT.—On Thursday, the 9h inst., a tea party was given to the children attending the National School, in the above village. Having satisfied themselves with the opood things provided, the children retired to a field lent by the RJV. J. Davies, vicar, where they indulged in'a variety of frames. Whilst they were thus occupied, the Church Choir, senior members of the Church Sunday School, and Severn! friends, partook of tea, the tables being1 presided over by Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Pierco, and Miss L'oyd. At five o'clock a procession was formed—the children carrying numerous ban- ners-and, preceded by the Tryddyn Brass Band, they marched through the village as far as the Post ciSce, and then returned to the schools, where they -v.: rcg.-uod with bara brith, nuts, sweets, &c. At 6.30 an entertainment was given in the schoolroom. The Church choiv and a juvenile choir, conducted by Mr. Vaughan, the school- master, sang several pieces during the evening. The juvenile choir were accompanied in some of their songs by the band. The following friends also kindly pave their services—viz., Miss A. Evans, Miss E iwn rds, Miss Morgan, Miss Tudor, and L-. Thomas Kendrick. Several competitions took amongsr, the children in composition, recita:ions, writing, spelling, &c. Prizes were handed TO the successful competitors by the Vicar who, in loing so, said a few kind words to each recipient. The adjudicators were Mr. Leo Rees, Llanfyiiydd Board School, and Mr. Richards, Pont- biyddyn National School, to whom great praise is due. the u-ual vote of thanks brought a very pleasant and successful meeting to a close.
THE CHURCH CONGRESS. THE WELSH CHURCH PRESS. At the Friday afternoon meeting, held in the Guild- hall, "Swansea the subject of discussion was the Welsh press, the literature of Wales, and the duty of the Church towards the Welsh reading classes. Archdeacon James, of Carnarvon, presided. A paper on the subject was read by the Rev. D. WILLIAMS, Llandyrnog, Denbigh. He said that Wales owed its first book to Sir Price, of the Priory, Brecon. It was published in London in 154G, and contained the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and religious exercises. During the succeeding forty 'years, fifty. volumes, also published in London, appeared. They demanded no notice except one—the Welsh Book of Common Prayer. In 1588 appeared Dr. Morgan's Welsh translation of the Bible, which was distributed among 800 parish churches. The Rev. Dr. Parry sub- sequently published and distributed a Bible in Welsh, 8,000 of which were sold in a year at a guinea each. Then, again, more than a million Bibles in the Welsh tongue were circulated in Wales by the British and Foreign Bible Society, which was established by a Welshman. (Cheers). There were, in fact, threeWelsh Bibles for one Welsh hand. There was scarcely a Welsh cottage in which a Welsh Bible was not to be found. (Caeers). The first Welsh book published in Wales appeared in Cardiganshire in the year 1770. The first Welsh magazine was published in 1770, and each was published for the purpose of advancing the principles of Nonconformity. They had now translations of the classics, and of the best English authors, and also a Welsh Encyclopedia in 10 volumes. Their modern literature was to a vast extent, peasant literature. There were in the United Kingdom 1,924 newspapers and 860 periodicals; of these there were (!2 newspapers in Wales and 23 periodicals. England, with a population 14 times as large as Wales, had only 13 times as many newspapers, and hardly geven times as many periodicals. In periodicals Wales had twice as many as England in proportion to the population, one and a half times as many as Scotland, and four times as many as Ireland. (Cheers). If they looked to religious publications, England had 24, Scot- land 23, Ireland 10, and Wales 15 for less than a million of Welsh readers of the entire publications in Wales, the Nonconformists had 16 monthlies, 10 weeklies, in the hands of political Dissenters. These figures spoke for their.r-e'ves. Out of 32 Welsh publications, the Church boasted one weekly and three monthlies. Why did the Church show so many signs of constitutional feebleness? They ought to approach that question "lith a view to how the stigma could be removed. It was for the hi 'atst interests of the Church, that Church news- papers and periodicals should be in the hands of the peoole produced by able, earnest Christian men. At present Church literature was feebly conducted, sparsely circulated, and led a very precarious existence. What Was that fact to be traced to ? It lay at the door of Welsh Bishops and dignitaries, who had for years sneered at the Welsh Press. All literary efforts of Welsh clergymen for the purpose of enlightening the people had not only not been encouraged by the authorities of the Church, but those clergymen were left In the cold shade of neglect. The Church could not be a livin" and useful body without powerful and adequate representation in the Press. The Pi'ess of Saturday was more than a match for the pulpit of Sunday. (Hear, hear). It was impossible for Bishops to expect pastors to draw or drive to church the readers of Nonconformist literature. Attempts had been made to suppress the Welsh language, and these had gone a long way to sap the vital power of the Church. The same course had been pursued by the Welsh Episcopate in reference to clerical contribution to the Welsh Church Press as had been pursued by their predecessors towards the famous Daniel Rowlands. It was not in his day thought genteel for a clergyman to preach to the masses it was not in this dav thought genteel for a clergyman to contribute to the Welsh Press. (Hear, hear). Mr. TITUS LEWIS, who also read a paper on the same subject, glanced at the history of the Welsh Church Press. The retrospect, he remarked, was paintul. The Press had been neglected, and as an exponent of Church views had no hold upon the people. The dissenting Press was powerful and vigorous, but the Church sat still and made no effort to let the people hear both sides. It was essedial that the people should be appealed to m the vernacular as long as the vernacular lasted. The Church must reach the masses through the medium of the Welsh language. (Auplause). Instead of frittering awav their opportunities in solitary attempts, one united effort should be made. Let a general movement be set on foot for a Church periodical, or a society be estahli-hed somewhat like the Christian Knowledge Society. Nonconformists coukl set on foot movements for tbe upholding of their views, and why should not the Church be able to do the same ? (Applause). Parish magazines should be established in every parish. In the course of the discussion which followed, Arch- deacon SMART said he thought they ought to start with these two maxims that the Press was an enormous power whether exercised for good or for evil next, that they should acknowledge, and with shame, that the Church of England in Wales had not availed itself of that power to the extent that it might and ought to have done. He had himseif had some connection with Welsh papers published 40 years ago, being one of those who started the Protestant Vymro and the Eglwysydd, and could ■speak feelingly of the great anxiety and expendi- ture, he and his six associates incurred in the publication of those papers. They were nonsupported, and they all sank through inanition. It had been said that an Episcopal wet blanket had been thrown on Church literature in the Welsh tongue. Well, perhaps the Bishops had not given it all the countenance, encourage- ment, and support they might have rendered it; but that was Certainly not the only cause of the failure of the Church Press. It did not arise from the coldness of the Bishop" alone. The clergy themselves were some- what to blame in the matter. The opposition which the three papers he had referred to received from the parochial clergy was simply disgraceful. It was nor, the that no effort had been made to disseminate among the peoole, in Welsh, matters of interest to them and to the Church. The fact was that when the effort was made it was not seconded by those who ought to have helped it forward. (Hear, hear). The laity also were to blame, and why ? The gentry were taught to believe that the Welsh language was in a moribund state, and they could not read it because they did not know how. The gentry living in Wales and bearing elsh names were fcn ignorant of Welsh asthe King of the Zulus (Laughter) What then was to be done in this, important matter? Did they wish the Church to be represented among the people, or were they satisfied to let them rest m the 1 :,rrnfp in which thev were at the present moment? Suppose they wanted the people to know some thing of the present Congress, how was it to reach them ? One paper in Welsh might give a paragraph about it, and mother might say that such a Congres met hut that was all. What was wanted was to let the people know that there had been a resurrection in the Ohurch; that the Church was alive and active that shehadla at work to do, and was resolved by God s gr (Cheers). For his part, lie was glad to say that moie aiKl more that work was being done. Why should the not avail themselves -of a great power in carrying-iioi.. Wh should they INt start a thoroughly good news- paper in the language of the people, not a rehgaous pa^er so-called, but one which would teach them to M>ve G i l. honour the Queen, and keep together the glorious Constitution they now pressed (Cheers). If they did set up such a paper thrwugli a joint-stock company, small shares would create a commercial interest far and wide. Again, they wanted tke lives of great men who 1 in the cause of religion rendered such great service to Wales, written and published iua. Welsh and circulated; that would have the cffect of removing a great number of errors which now prevailed .am« £ ig the great body of Nonconformists. Let them settle their little differences and manfully set to work in this matter. (Cheers). The Rev. W. THOMAS said the Welsh language had not passed away. It was not like the Erse or the Gaelic, which had hardly any literature, although the vernacular of a people, but it was the medium of worship and considerable literature to a large number of people. Its permanence of decadence, its beauty or ugliness, were no questions for the Church. Railways, schools, and commerce might accelerate its end, but the Church had to deal with it as a living fact, and to use it for its own high and holy purposes. If the Church was to be the human instrumentality through which a saving knowledge was to be conveyed to the souls of men, it must be done in the language which they best understood, and not through that which they least understood. (Applause.) The Bishop of LLANDAFF repudiated the statement that the present position of the Welsh press was entirely due to the bishops, or that they were in the habit of placing clergymen in charge of a parish who only knew a smattering of Welsh grammar. They preferred that all the people should speak English, but so long as Welsh was spoken, the Welsh language must be taught. In fact, he believed that the best way to teach English in a parish which was exclusively Welsh, was to teach the Welsh language. He did not believe in trying to instruct the people in any language which they did not understand. (Applause). The Dean of BAGOR said some light had been thrown during the week upon the internal ecclesiastical state of Wales. The English Press had habitually exhibited their great ignorance of the Welsh Church press. The Church organs had articles upon the Church in every part of the world, but he found no evidence that they had any knowledge of the real ecclesiastical religious state of Wales. (Applause.) The discussions of the week would have removed certain blinkers which had obscured the vision of a good many people upon the questions. If the bishops acquitted themselves of any responsibility in regard to the Welsh Press they were guilty of underrating the influences they possessed. Bishops set the fashion of thought and feeling, and the humbler clergy were irresistibly drawn to imitate their bishops. The exercise of literary power in the Welsh Press had been systematically discouraged, and it had become the fashion in high places to despise and sneer at those who wrote for it. (Applause.) The discussion was continued by other speakers. At the conclusion of the discussion, a committee was appointed to consider the best means of forming a Church paper such as had been suggested.
THE WATER AT CRAB TREE GREEN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—In ycrn- last report of the meeting of the Wrexham Rural Sanitary Authority, and under the heading of The Water at Crab Tree Green," referring to Dr. Davies' report, it says He ex- amined the water placed by Sir Watkin in the garden of a cottage of his own. The water was very bad, and the smell and taste abominable." I am afraid from this report people would be led to believe that Sir Watkin was indifferent as to the water at Crab Tree Green, and therefore I should wish to say that two or three years ago it was represented to me by Mr. Hugh Davies, the Sanitary Inspector for the Wrexham Rural Sanitary Authority, that the water at Crab Tree Green was pronounced as very bad, and he asked me whether I would con- sent to pay on Sir Watkin's behalf his quota of the expense of providing a proper well and pump for the village. I, of course, consented to do so; and, as far as I can now remember, Sir Watkin's share of the expense was about £12. I may add that the site of the well and the erection of the pump were certainly left to Mr. Hugh Davies, and I am sorry to find it has proved such a failure. I shall be obliged if you will insert this in your next paper, and I remain yours faithfully, OWEN S. WYNNE. Wynnstay Office, Rhuabon, Oct. 15,1879.
DENBIGH MUNICIPAL ELECTION. 1879. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—From all appearances we are likely to have a municipal election contest this year, for, as the tlme draws near, there are signs of each party preparing for a fight. The retiring numbers are Messrs. R. H. Roberts W. Morris, postmaster; Robert Davies, vaults; and W. Hughes, Kings Mills. Tne last-named does not seek re-election. I should like to urge upon the electors the great necessity of making good use of their trust, and vote for the candidates who they think most fit to return, irrespective of party or clique, that we may try and get out of this most deplorable state of affairs that the ratepayers find themselves in. Years ago we had the services of educated gentlemen of great^coinmercial ability and tact, such as T. Gold Edwards, Esq., T. Hughes, Esq. (Ystrad), J. Parry Jones, Esq., R- Lloyd Williams, Esq., Dr. Tumour, and several other gentlemen of the same class. Then "ail went on as merry as a marriage bell," but, alas, what a change the only qualifications seemingly now are to be in" with the Swan-lane clique—to be a bachgea o'r dref"—and to be willing to pay handsomely for the honour. Brother electors, do let us try and return candi- dates of the same qualifications and stamp r.s in former year?. I am certain there are gentlemen who would willingly give their services if elected, and it only remains for us to do our duty.—Yours very obediently, A RATEPAYER. Denbigh, Oct. 14, 1879.
TAXATION UNDER LIBERAL AND TORY GOVERNMENTS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—A letter on the above subject has appeared in several of the Liberal papers, but, like the place from which it has emanated, it is only Brum- magem ware." He has selected his years to suit his purpose, comparing a series of years of peace and flourishing trade with a number when war was raging on the continent, in India, and our colonies, and trade in a state of the greatest depression, noo only in this country, but also in America. and other countries which were entirely unconnected with the war. Nothing can be more misleading and unfair. us see what the rea! facts are. According to Mr. Gladstone's statement to the electors of Green- wich, for more than 40 years previously the Liberals had directed (or rather misdirected) the affairs of this country. In fact, since the passing of the Reform Bill this county has had a Liberal Government with some very short exceptioc-s..Now when the Duke of Wellington resigned in 1831 the expenditure was £52,018,617, with a surplus of £2913,673. Duriug the tour years the Conserva- tives were in pow-r (from 1842 6) the average ex- penditure was .£55,015368, and they remitted tares leaving a surplus for 1845 of £j 6i7,6.W. Wnen Mr. Gladstone and the Liberals were justly driven out by an incensed nation, the taxation was in round numbers £77,000.000, an increase of 25 millions a year. In addition to which the income tax was the highest during the Govemirent of Mr. Gladstone that it has ever been. But this is not all. Oi the last twelve wars before 1874 in which England been in- volved, c.istinir the country above 150 millions, eleven had been brought about by the Liberals. The Conservatives caused ore war, costing about eight millions. By this weak, cowardly foreign policy they bad reduced this country to that of a petty constitutional State, so that Bismarck called us a worn-cur, Power. Mr. Gladstone and the Liberals are the sole cause of the late war. In 1870 Russia tore up the Black Sea Treaty, and Mr. G-ladr-tone durst not even remonstrate. This was the beginning1, and the Emperor of Russia, en- c-.uraged by Mr. Gladstone and the Liberals, began the war, thinking that England would let him have Constantinople; but lhJ found himself mis- taken. Thank God we had at the head of the Government a great statesman who is determined to uphold the honour and dignity of the country in spite of the malignity and factious opposition of ■lie Liberals. The country is heartily sick and tired of them, and it is scarcely likely they will be 1[, office again for the next fifty years.—I am, &c., A CONSERVATIVE.
EGLISH SPELLING REFORM. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—At the present time, when spelling reo formeis are more actively engaged than usual in the endeavour to reform the effete and corrupt spelling of the English language, and to substi- tute in its place a more rational and uniform system, there are inquiries arising from all quarters as 10 what this reform leeans, what remedy is pro- posed, and when aud by what means it is to be in- troduced. The agitation that has been going on in recent concerning the spelling reform movement has Attracted the serious attention of teachers, school managers, members of school boards, and others in- terested in educatioo in the United Kingdom, all or most of whom have the convietion that there is a great future for the English language, and are, in consequence, desirous of seeing stricter harmony established between written and spoken words. As things are at present, there are many reflective people in the British Isles, as well as foreigners, who attempt to learn English, who are pained and puzzled at the shocking manner in which the lan- guage is spelled. Apart from the fact, deplorable as it is, that there are thousands in Great Britain who are unable to read, there are numerous people of high ability, as well as scholars, who are daily perplexed by the difficulties and vagaries of the capricious art ,to of spelling. But perhaps the most effective argument against the present system is, that it is the greatest hindrance which exists in the spread of education. We may cease to be surprised at this when we con- sider the irregular, inconsistent, and ever varying orthography of the language. In these days, when the spirit of inquiry and re- form so largely prevails, there are improvements made on every hand, in matters of law, science, art, literature, and manufactures—except spelling. In truth, progress is made in everything but English orthography, which the logic of events appears to have reserved as the bugbear of the nineteenth century. The question of spelling the language as it is pro- nounced has become an important problem in na- tional education, and the matter has, moreover, been of late referred to in the reports of her Majesty's inspecturs of schools. During the past thirty years the battle concerning English spelling has been waged more or less vigorously, and though the advocates of reform have made considerable advance, the controversy continues unabated, and no doubt will continue until some practical reform is effected. The views of spelling reformers may be stated briefly thus: That the existing English ortho- graphy is a serious hindrance to education; that it is possible and advisable to reconstitute the or-thography upon rational grounds; that such a reconstruction would rather enlighten than obscur' the history and etymology of the language that it may be so contrived as rather to add to, than de- tract from, the value of existing books; that such a re-constructed orthography would materially in- crease the number of readers and greatly shorten the time required for learning to read; that it would avoid waste of time in imparting instruction at school; that it would necessarily facilitate the acquisition of English pronunciation by natives and foreigners, and that it would therefore tend to render universal the use of the English language, which is already spoken by more millions than any other on the face of the globe. These views are advocated also by large numbers of scholars, philologists, teachers, and promoters of education. In order to initiate some practical reform it is proposed by the English Spelling Reform Association, lately formed (having offices in John-street, Adelphi, London), to collect and distribute information respecting the movement for a revision in spelling; also to make and record | experiments on teaching to read, spell, and pro- nounce by the use of reformed systems of spelling, and generally to spread information on the spelling reform. As this association is not ptedged to anv particular system, it will, doubtless, give support to any scheme that is shown to be practical, and likely to be efficient in remedying the evils and difficulties of the existing system. A similar society has been formed in the United States, and is well supported, Upwards of 130 School Boards in this coun'ry have joined in memorials to tho Education Department, praying for the appointment of a Royal Commission to report upon the advisability and practicability of adopting a change in spelling. A similar memorial has also been presented by the American Society to the United States Congress. About three years ago the National Union of Elementary Teachers., repre- senting some ten thousand teachers in England and Wales, passed a resolution in favour of a Royal: Commission to inquire into English spelling, with a view of reforming and simplifying it. It is a significant sign of the times that English orthography and the question of its reform is pressing more prominently to the front for con- sideration, as indicated in part by the events just mentioned. This movement has been going on tor some years and though the progress may be slow, it is considered to be solid and real. There are various systems (English and American) differing from each other in scope and construction, evincing much thought and ingenuity, and which have been made public from time to time with the object of removing the anomalies and difficulties of British spelling. For the present, however, it is sufficient to mention the fact reserving further illustrations for a future occasion.—Yours, FFEEM. 15th October, J 879.
EPPS'S GLYCERINE JUJUBES.—CAUTION !—These effective and agreeable confections are sold by most Chemists, by others, however, attempts are often made at substitution, we therefore deem it necessary to cau- tion the public that they can only be obtained in boxes, 6d. and Is. Labelled James Epps and Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle Street, and 170, Piccadilly, London." EPPS'S COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.—"By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a care- ful application of the fine properties of well selected cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a. delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."—Civil Service Gazette.—Sold only in Packets labelled—" JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." Pure strong, and delicious Teas and Coffees can always be obtained at the North Wales Public Supply Stores, 14, High-street, Wrexham. 77 ROYAL DEVONSHIRE SERGE.—No article woven for ladies' dresses equals this in usefulness it is the best, the cheapest, and most fashionable. Prices, Is. Gbd., Is. lld., 2s. 3d., 2s. 9d., the yard. For gentlemen's suits and boys' hard wear it is made in strong qualities and new patterns. Prices from 2s. lid. the yard. Carriage paid on all parcels into London, Dublin, Bel- fast, Cork or Glasgow. Patterns post free. State whether for ladies' or gentlemen's wear. Address, Spearman and Spearman, Royal Devonshire Serge Factors, Plymouth. 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It removes all unpleasant odour arising from decayed teeth or tobacco smoke. The Fragrant Floriline," being composed in part of Honey and sweet herbs, is delicious to the taste and the greatest toilet discovery of the age. Price 2s. 6d. of all Chemists and Perfumers. Prepared by Henry C. GALLUP, 493, Oxford-street, London. 75 MANY persons who have read in the newspapers of the awards that have been conferred at the Interna- tional Exhibitions of London, Paris, and Philadephia, on the celebraten Watches manufactured by Mr. Sewill, of Liverpool and London, might remain under the im- pression that their prices must be such as to confine them to those who can spend large sums in procuring them. Mr. Sewill's advertisement, in another column, completely dissipates this erroneous view, and shows that his timekeepers are really as economical as the most ordinary qualities. The fact is worthy of the attention of all who are about to purchase a Watch. An illus- trated catalogue is sent free on application. NOTICE.— £ 20,000 worth of valuable books to be given away.—Shopkeepers in every town and villiage in this ccvanty 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 their delicious Book Bonus Pure Tea at 2s. 8d. per pound. The pur- chase can be made up of £ lb. packets or otherwise, as may be most convenient to the buyer. Poland, Robertson, and Co.'s Teas suit all tastes and all pockets. 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 ? Go 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 diarrhcea, whether arising from teething or other causes. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup is sold by medicine dealers everywhere at Is. lid. per bottle. Manufactured in New York, and at 498, Oxford-street, London. 75 Reckitt's Paril Blue.—The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue over all others, and the quick appreciation o' itsmerits by the Public, has been attended by the Ilsna. result, viz: a flood of imitations: the merit øf the latter mainly consists in the ingenuity exerted, not simply in stating the square sha.pe but makiugthe general appearance ofwie wrappers resemble that o the genuine article. The Manufacturers beg therefore to caution all buyers to se' iieckitt's Taris Blue" OIL eacil paciiet.
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Boxes of Pills, and 2s. 9d. Bottles of Patent Medicines, are sold at 2s. 3d. each. u=* sa, s. d. s. d. Allcocli's Porous Plasters 1 0 9 Aiitakos (Coi-u remedy) .1 It .0101 Atkinson and Barker's Infant's Preservative 1 1J 0 10i Benzine Collas, for cleaning Gloves, per bott. 1 0 0 9i 11 0 6 .0 4i Beecham's Cough Pills 1 0 104 ISjeoliam's Pills 2 9 2 3 1 1 h 0 1CJ Blues Currant Lozenges per box 1 0 o „ 0 6 0 4J Bragg's Charcoal Biscuits per tin 2 0 1 6 „ » 1 0 ••• 0 94 Bragg's prepared Charcoal in bottles, per bott. 2 0 1 6 Br.mdreth's Pills 1 H 0 1(; £ Bunler's Nefvine .I It .olot Blair's Pills 1 1* 0 10* Brompton's Cough Specific 1 0lot Brown's Broucial Troches 1 11 .0101 Bond's Marking Ink, original (Daughter) I 0 0 8$ „ „ 0 6 0 4$ Calvert's Carbolic Acid Powder. per tin 1 0 0 9 0 6 C 4$ Calvert's Carbolic Acid per bott. 1 6 1 1| „ 1. 1 0 o 9 Camomile Flowers. per nacket 1 6 1 1$ „ 10 0 84 „ „ 0 6 0 4$ Camphor per lb. 2 6 1 S Camphor (Essence of) per bott. 0 6 0 44 Castor Oil 1 3 1 0 „ 0 9 0 6 C,, aery's Selzine Aperient 2 0 1 6 Clarke's Blood Mixture 2 6.20 Clarke's Lotion 1 14 ••• 0 10$j Ciavke's Miraculous Salve 1 li 0 1('4 j Coudy's Fluid for Disinfecting, Green 2 0 1 6 1 0 0 9 — 0 6 — 0 44 Crimson, per bott. 2 0 1 6 „ » 10 ••• <■ 9 I Congraave's Balsamic Elixir 2 9 2 3 "„ Cooper's (Sir Astley) Vital Restorative 2 9 2 3 Court Plaster 0 3 0 2 „ 0 2 0 14 Coutt's Acetic Acid 1 6 1 3 Corn Destroyer (Jenkins'') per bott. 1 14 0 10| Chlorodyne (Collis Browne's) 1 14 ••• 0 loj Citrate of Magnesia per bott. 1 0 0 8 lib. bottle 2 0 1 6 Bishop's per bott.1 091 Cleaver's Essence of Terebene 1 0 I04 11 Liquid Terebene I 0 0 10 Cockle's PiUs 2 9 2 3 „ 1 14 0 K'4 Chloride of Lime per bott. S 0 0 84 Crosby's Cough Elixir 1 9 1 6 Daily's Elixir „ 2 0 1 9 Davis' Pain Killer 1 14 0 U14 Dill Seed Water per bott. 0 6 0 44 Dixon's Pills 1 14 I04 De Jongh's Cod Liver Oil 4 9 3 9 11 11 2 6 1 10 Doughty's Voice Lozenges 1 0 0 84 Dredge's Heal All 1 14 ••• 0 I04 Dunbar's Alkaram 2 9 2 3 Eade's Gout Pills 1 14 ••• 0 104 tlhman's Embrocation 1 14 0 104 Eno's Fruit Salt 4 ••• 3 9 2 9 2 3 Eno's Digestive Granules 4 6 3 9 Ils 1 1 Eno's Vegetable Pills 1 14 ••• 0 104 Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. per box 1 0 0 94 11 11 ,t. „ 0 6.04i FARINACEOUS FOOD- Dr. Ridge's per paGket 0 6 0 5 per tin 1 0 0 9 Dr. Nicholl's per packet 1 0.08 Du Barry's Revelenta per tin 2 0 1 8 Neave's — >> 10 <h 10 Hard's per packet 1 0 0 10 Savory and More's per tiu1 08 EXTRACT OF BEEF- Liebig's per pot3 0.26 „ 1 9 1 6 „ 13 0 11 Brand's per tin 3 0 1 8 Fenning's Childrens Cooling Powder 1 10lot Hooping Cough Powders 1 H 0 lei Adult Cooling Powders 1 14 0 104 Lung Healers 1 14 0 lo| Fraicpton's Piils 1 H 0 104 Friajr's Balsam Per bott. 0 9 0 G Gai'.a's Gout Pills per box 1 14 0 104 Glycerine, Price's best per bott. I 081 11 „ 0 t; 0 44 Goouall's Quinine Wine 1 6 1 2 Gregory's Powder 1 14 0 104 Gum for sticking purposes 0 6 0 44 Hand's Blond Medicine 2 9 2 4 Hatfield s Tincture 1J ••• 0 1 4 Pills per box 2 9 .2 3 „ 1 14 0 104 Ointment. per pot 1 14 0 I04 Hayman's Balsam Horeliound per bott. 1 14 li'4 Henry's Calcined Magnesia 2 9 2 3 Hunt's Aperient Pills per box I 14 0 104 Infant's Feeding Bottles, Sand- riugham. the cheapest and best per bott. 1 0.09 Maw's Alexandra 1 0 6 9 Ipecacuanha Wine 0 6 0 44 Joy's Cigarettes 2 6 .2 0 Joues' Blood Medicine 2 6 2 0 KayS Coa-uline per bott. 0 6 0 44 K ;ye's Wordsell's Pills per box 1 14 0 104 Ka 's Essence of Linseed. 2 9 2 3 1 14 0 104 Iveatins's Insect Powder 1 0 0 94 Cough Lozenges per box 1 14 0 104 King's Dandelion Pills 1 14 ••• 0 104 Lambert's Balsam. 1 l. (I 10 Lanmloutih's Pyretic Saline per bott» 4 6 3 8 „ ° „ 2 6 2 0 Lime Juice Syrup „ 2 6 2 0 Peruvian Bark 2 6 2 0 Leach's Golden Pills forDiarrhcea and Cholera per box 1 14 0 104 Locoek's Wafers >• 2 9.23 „ 1 It .olot Lotion 1 14 ••• 0 104 Lowe's Pills per box 1 14 0 104 McDousall's Dredge for Disinfecting, per tin 1 0 0 10 Morson's Pepsine Globules per bott. 3 6 3 0 „ Wine. 3 0 2 6 Powders „ 4 0 3 6 Morison's Pills per box 1 14 0 104 Norton's Camomile Pills per bott. 2 9 2 3 „ 1 14-0 104 Osborne's Golden Drops for Deafness 1 lj 0 104 Oxley's Essence of Ginger. per bott. 2 9 2 3 Parr's Pills per box 2 9 2 2 „ 1 14 0 10 Page Woodcock's Wind Pills 1 14 ••• 0 104 Parish's Food, 16oz. 7 0 5 6 „ 4 0 3 0 „ 2 3 1 G Pott's CornPlaster 1 14 0 104 Powell's Balsam of Aniseed per bott. 2 3 1 10 ,• ••• >> 1 li ••• 0104 Embrocotion 1 14 0 104 Robert's Ointinent (Poor lilan's Friend, per pot 1 14 0 104 Roche's Embrocation per bott. 4 0 3 6 Rooke's (Dr.) Pills. I It. (I lut Rigollott's Mustard Leaves pkt. (6 leaves) 1 0 0 94 „ 3 „ 0 6 .0 44 Rubini's Essence of Camphor per bott. 1 0 0 84 Sal Volatile » 1 it .olot 0 8 0 5 Sanitas. ••• ••• 1 « J 2 Savorv & Moore's Datura Tatula per box 2 6 1 9 Scott's (Dr.) Pills 1 14 0 10J pirits of Nitre per bott. 1 6 1 2 y m 1 0 0 9 Stanton's Cough Pills per box 1 14 0 104 „ 0 74 0 6 Steeriman's'Soothing Powders for Children cutting teeth per packet 2 fl 2 3 „ 1 14 0 104 Steedman's Tonic Drops 1 1} 0 10} Stevenson's Pills. per box 1 1} 0 10} Steedman's Hooping Cough Powder 1 14 0 104 Stone's Complexion Pills per box 1 olot Antibilious Pills 1 14 ••• 0 104 Sweeting's Toothache Elixir 1 14 ••• 0 10J Seidlitz Powders, superior per box 1 0 0 8 Thompson's Burdock Pills 1 14 0 10} Townsend's (Old Dr. Jacob) Sarsaparilla 7 6 5 8 „ 4 6 3 6 „ „ 2 6 1 10 „ Pills, per box 1 14 0 10} Teed's Chloric Essence of Ginger per bott. 1 It .olot Vickers' AlltiJtic J! 9 10i Widow Welch's Pills perbox29 23 Winslow's Soothing Syrup per boet. 1 10lot Whelpton's Pilis Per box ? » 2 3 ••• ••• f» *5 ••• U 10A „ 0 74 0 6 Whitehead's Essence of Mustard 2 9 2 3 William's Worm Lozenges 1 H 0 104 Wood s Cough Linctus p6; OWt. 1 14 0 IO4 Wright's Coal-tar Pills 1 li 0 91 .1 Coal-tar Soap 0 6 0 Any description of Patent Medicines, Ac., not hert enumerated, can be supplied at Wholesale Prices. 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COUNTRY CLOCKS PUNCTUALLY ATTENDED TO. D. D. PIERCE, WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER, AND SILVERSMITH, 16, HOPE STREET, WREXHAM. 491 COAL! COAL! COAL! THE VRON CRANK, from the VRON AND COEDPOETH COLLIERIES, is a .i- Superior First-class Household Coal—the best in the Principality. It is clear, very hot, burns with little smoke, leaves hardly any cinder or ash. Orders received at the Office of the Company, 4, Grove Park, Wrexham or the Workhouse Wharf, Wrexham. Prices at the Workhouse Wharf :— VRON CRANK 64. per Cwt. Do. THROUGH SLACK 3d do ORDINARY HOUSE COAL M do Do. THROUGH SLACK .2d. do. For Cash on delivery. Halfpenny per Cwt. extra charged for Credit. 307 WARNING WHEN YOU ASK FOR RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE SEE THAT YOU GET IT! RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE THE GENUINE IS USED BY THE LAUNDRESSES OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF EDINBURGH. PARIS BLUE IS USED BY THE POOR BECAUSE IT IS CHEAP, AND BY THE RICH BECAUSE OF ITS BEAUTY. BEWARE OF BAD IMITATIONS. SEE RECKITT'S NAME ON EVERY WRAPPER.
L Yarn," Mr. F. Jones; song, "The Better Land," Master W. H. Fowles trio, Oh happy fair," Messrs. J. M. Powell, W. Williams, and S. Powell; song, Let me dream aain," Miss Emily Smythe; part song, "The happiest land," Messrs. C. Tomkinson, Powell, Williams, and S. Powell; song, Machludiad qaul" (words and music by Townshend Mainwaring, IDe ,,) Mr. W. Williams violin solo, "The last rose of bW er," Mr. N. L. Van Gruisen; part song, "The Old Church Bell" (words by E. A. Norbury, Esq.); song, 0 fair dove, 0 fond dove," Mr. H. Stringer trio" "Mark the merry elves," Masters W. H. Fowles, H. Jones, and Mr. S. Powell chorus, "The Vikings;" part song, "Cradle Song," Master W. Fowles, Messrs. Stringer, J. M. Powell, and S. Powell; song, "Polly," Mr. O. Edwards; part song, "Around the Maypole tripping;" song, "When the heart is young," Miss Emily Smythe; glee, Mynheer Van Dunck," Messrs. C. Tomkinson, Williams, and S. Powell song, Thy sentinel am I," Mr. F. Jones; "Toy Symphopy trio, "Aldeberonti," Messrs. C. Tomkinson, Williams, and S. Powell; chorus, God bless the Prince of Wales."