DENBIGH. The Denbigh Office of the NORTH WALES GUARDIAN is now at Albert Terrace, Vale-street (nearly opposite the Station-road). All communications addressed either to "The Reporter," or Mr. COTTOM by name will receive immediate attention. The paper is on sale at the shops of Messrs. J. DAVIES and W. A. NOTT, and at the Bookstall at the Station. HARVEST FESTIVALS.—V, e understand that a Day Thank sgiving for the harvest is about to be arr-u.\<il in the parish, and that it will be of a gen<'i;'l character, one day bemg observed by both Nonjoi;r"ormis: s and Churchmen. L'ATLWAY NEws-Mr. Watkins, who for some time has been engaEd as booking clerk at the Etarioo, has been promoted to a better appointment at Lundudno. Mr. Cole, of the bookiog office, bar la ij also been promoted to Rhyl. DENBIGHSHIRE INFIRMARY.—Fortnight ending October 25,li, 1879:— IN-PATIENTS. OUT-PATIENTS. Admitted 9 Admitted 37 Discharged 3 Discharged. 20 Cured 3 Cured. 17 Relieved 0 Relieved 3 Dead 0 Dead 0 Irregularity 0 Irregularity 0 Made Out-patients 1 Made In-patients 0 Remain in the House 22 Admitted since Jan. 1. 884 Casualties 13 W. FRANCIS JONES, House Surgeon. ORDINATION SERVICE.—Sunday will be a d-y of more than ord i na. i y interest in ihe parish, the Lord Bishop of the Diccese having sriiugcd to admin- ister the rite ot ord'nation to th3 newly appointed curate for Denbigh parish, at St. Ma-y's Church. The morning service, commencing at 10.30, will consist of the Chd ration Service, including the Litany, and a sermon by the Bishop, af, er which Holy Commun'on will be administered. In order that this Eel vice may not be unnecessarily long, morning pravsrs will be said at a separate service to commence at nine o'clccb. SALE or PROPERTY.—On Wednesday afternoon Messrs. John Armor, offered by auction, at the Royal Obk Hd81, the property known as the Market Vaults," or Three Boars Heads," situate in Backrow. It has recently been much improved and enlarged by the owner Mr. William Edwards. Hand Brewery, Ruthin. There was a very large attendance of townspeople and persons from Ruthin. The bidding commenced at .£500 and was run up very spiritedly to £ 920; that price being offered by Mr. R. A. Davis, draper, Denbigh after a time Mr. R. G Joyce, Ruthin, offered < £ 930. The reserve price was then declared to be £ 950 but there being no further bids the property was withdrawn. WEDDING PRESENT TO A TEACHER.—The teach- ers of Thu Welsh Church Sunday School resolved to give Miss Jones, the Farmers' Inn, a present on her marriage., in recognition of her services in the school as a teacher for some time, and to show the kindly feeling that existed between them. Mr. Jones, Albert-terrace, was hon. sec., and the sub scriptions were spent in the purchase of an un- usually handsome and expensive illustrated Family Bible. The illustrations, maps, &c., were numerous and most perfect in every detail, whilst the binding was in the best possible style. It was supplied by Mr. W. A. Nott, Denbigh. The object of the pre- sentation was suitably set forth in a beautifully illuminated address in the Bible, artistically done by Mr. J. Lewis, Clwydian-terrace. This present will tend to remind Miss Jones of the esteem in which she was held by her fellow teachers, as well as be useful to her in her new home. BAD HARVESTS—No TI]ANKSGIVING.-P.C-Lehiug on Sunday evening, on the duty of thanksgiving, the Rev. T. W. Vaugban s-iid it had been said that as the harvest this year bad been so bad, no thanks- giving services should be held. He reminded his hearers that the sp'ritset fo-L, h by such a sentiment was that we were to be the judges of what I-jnds of blessings God should bestow opon us, and that we should only return thanks for those things that after the manner of men were counted blessings. He set forth the necessity of thanksgiving for all things, and even for the late harvest, for in the Vale of Clwyd it had on the whole been betier than in uoaiy other pars of the kingdom, and in other countries, the harvest had been abundant, so that they had need of thankfulness, because there was not likely to be any want. He expressed the opinion that the national vices and neglect of religioa may be taken as a reason fcr these judgments of God, such as bad harvests and depression of trade, for large wages had meant increased indulgence and drunkenness, and even in these times he asked his hearers to contemplate one of the awful, facts demonstrated at the Sanitary Conference a few days ago, namely, that 120,003 persons died in a year from the effects of alcoholic diinks. Self indulgence bad become a national vice, for men's great concern was what they should eat and drink, instead of how they should serve God, and render unto Him the thanks due to His holy name. ENTERTAINMENT AT THE ASYLUM.—On Friday evening, in response to numerous invitations, there was a very ia-we gathering of the members of the Committee of Management of this institution, also of the !ad ,e3 and gentlemen of the town and dislrict and the leading tradesmen, assembled in the enter- tairment room of the Asylum to witness a capital entertainment, got up principally for the amuse- ment of the patients, many of whom, with the at- tendants, were present. The stage and scenery was capitally arranged. The entertainment took the form of an amateur christy minstrel company, Dr. Ll. Jones being the musical director; Mr. P. P. Pratt, acting manager; and Dr. W. Francis Jones, stage manager. Miss C. A. Jones presided at the piano in a most brilliant and able manner, whilst the various musical instruments were phyed most perfectly as follows:—Violin, Mr. Robert Jones; cornet, Mr. Richard Evans; flute and banjo, Mr. Llewelyn R Jones; interlocutor and 1st guitar, Mr. W. Francis Jones; 2nd guitar, Mr. Frank Jones harmonium and piccolo banjo, Mr. Thomas Jones; violoncello, Mr. Wm. Edwards; tambourine, Mr. H. R. Williotrs; bones, Mr. P. P. Pratt. The opening chorus by the troupe was original and well done. Mr. W. Edwards sang excellently Call me not back." The Hen convention," comic, created roars of laughter, Messrs. Pratt and H. R. Williams taking the parts first class. The ballad, "Sweet love forget me not," by Mr. T. Jones, was well received. The comic song, Little brown jug," by Mr. H. R. WilliAms, brought down the house." and had to be repeated. The ballad, Mabel Ray," the accompaniments to which bad been arlaned by Mr. W. J. Jones, son of Mr. J. Jones, Denbigh, and the words by Mr. Pratt, was rendered most feelingly and sweetly by Dr. Ll. R. Jones, and encored. The next song, comic, "Baby's got a tooth," was given in Mr. Pratt's best style, and, as a matter of course, rapturously encored. Dr. W. Francis Jones was well received in When you and I were young, Maggie," and the next comic song, by Mr. H. R. Williams, "The nigger that knew nothing at all," was rendered with genuine wit and humour, and loudly re demanded. Mr. Frank Jones having well sung," I loved but once," the comic song, St. Patrick's Day Parade," with concluding dance by Messrp. H. R. Williams and P. P. Pratt, created immense amusement and applanse. During the interval the brass band of the institution, played a capital selection of music, after which Mr. Pratt, the senior bones," addressed his constituents on everything in general and nothing in particular. Then came an original Ethiopian interlude, en- titled "Oh! Aint it Pe-cu-li-ar," written for the occasion by Mr. P. P. Pratt. The characters were Barry Sullivan, Mr. W. Francis Jones; Signor Bellosi, Mr. P. P. Pratt. The acting of the rival professors was perfect, while the duet produced great applause—alluding as it did to the local drainage, the Council and election, Mr. Robin- son's testimonial, the cricket club and ground, and the finding of Miss Edwards. A portion of the song had to be repeated in response to a most de- monstrative encore. The other pieces were Soen.68 from plantation life j ^3^ two songs by MPSSITH R Williams and W. Francis Jones, capitally done. The duet "The Gendarmes" (by desire) by Messrs. Llew. R. Jones and W. Francis was much applauded. Italian" song by The great prima donna, Madamme Adelma Patti, a splendid representation by Mr. Pratt, loudly encored. Negro sketch, entitled co George, I m in de wrong house," by Messrs P. P. Pratt and R. H. Williams, was most laughable. The whole concluded with the laughable farce entitled Squibbleums." Ephraim Jim, Mr. P. P. Pratt; Ball room Pro- prietor, Mr. R. H. Williams; and other characters by the company. The acting was really first class, the concluding scene and dance being highly amusing. The whole of the performers were throughout the programme in excellent form, whilst the acting of Messrs Pratt and Williams will lono- be remembered for the pleasure and mirth afforded. The company certainly well deserved the hearty vote of thanks accorded at the close, on the motion of Mr Thomas Hughes, chairman of the institution, who spoke in the highest terms. The hope was generally expressed that the company would wive the performance in the town for the benefit of some charitable institution, and we would snggest to them that they would be doing a good work if they would give it, say for the reading room, or the joint benefits that institution and the j Infirmary.
MARRIAGE OF MR. D. JONES, TANYGRAIG. Few events seem to have excited so much interest in the town as the marriage of Mr. David Jones, merchant, Tanygraig, with Miss Jones, second daughter of Mrs. Jones, of the Farmers' Hotel, Denbigh. The general interest evinced in the happy event will be seen by the following list of the principal presents :— Splen,1;d gold studs, in handsome case, by Mr. Wynne Yorke, J.P., Dyffryn Aled, accompanied by a very kind letter to Mr. Jones. Silver dessert spoons and forks, Messrs. Parry and Wil- liams. Silver table spoons, Miss Jones, Henllan Place. Silver salt cellars, shell pattern, Mr. R. D. Hughes, High, street. Handsomely carved cabinet and paper tray, Mr. Myers, York. Silver cruet stand, Mr. John Edward Davies. Silver egsr siand, Mr. Roberts, Marmalade and preserve dish combined, Mr. Jones, JferOyn Hall, Holywell. Handsome inkstand and requisites, Mr. Williams, Caerwys. Silver basket-, Mr. Edward Thomas. Park-street. Inkstand and other presents, Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Clwyd Villas. Dr;lwi11room tea service, very hand,>ome, Mr. and Mrs. P. Lewis Koberts. Toilet set, Mr. ard Mrs. Jerkins, London. Handsome toilet set, Miss Kate Jones, Tanygraig. Canary and cage, Mrs. Davies. Vases, Mrs. Williams. Fron. Handsome vases, Mrs. Hug}¡2S, Plas Cbambre9. Silver breakfast tray, Messrs. Humphreys, White, Williams, and Williams, Crown Square. Silver waiter, Mr. John Davies, Segrwyd. Vases, Mr. Williams, Portdinorwic. Very handsome figures for drawing-room, Miss Emily Jones. Silver dinner c-uet stand, Captain Jones, Liveipool. Dinner service, Mrs. and Miss Jünes, Liverpool. Bedroom wal, Mrs. Davies, :Lodp. Silver cruet stand, Mr. Foulkes, Kilford, Cojiplete set of culinary utensils, Mr. S. Jones, Tanygraig. Various flower glasses, Mr. Peter Williams. Water jug, silver and glass, Mrs. Jones, Castle Arms. Butter cooler and water jugs, Mrs. Williams, Brookhouse. Silver and glass cheese and butter stand, Mr. Blair, Leeds. ilTer tea caddy, Mrs. Roberts, Plas Bennett. Paper Mnchie tea caddy, Mrs. Shingler, GslHfaecau Siver egg stand, Mr. Cadwallader Tlvmas. BreakLIst silver c; uer stand, Mrs. Pierce, Yscober Newydd. Silver biscuit salver, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Griffith. Silver toast rack, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Glan Clwyd. Luncheon cruet stand, silver, Miss and Miss Parry Williams. Teapot. Mrs. Edwards, Hand Brewery, Ruthin. Handsomely ornamented silver teapot, Mrs. Jenkins, London. Silver and glass preserve ktand, Miss Hughes, Waterloo House. Handsome marmalade dish. Miss Roberts, Star Shop. Fruit stand, Mr. aud Mrs. Davie:?, Love-lane. Handsomely ornamented silver butter knife and pickle fork with carved ivory handles, Mr., Mrs., and liss Jones, Vale. street. Fruit knife and spoon, silver, Miss Evans, Waterloo House. Silver pickle fork, Mrs. Parry, Swansea. Silver candle stick. Irs. Davies, Pentre bach. Silver coffee-pot, Mr. Lloyd, veterinary surgeon. Handsome coifee-pot, Mrs. Green. y Copper kettle, Mrs. Owen, Howell School. Sald spoon and fcrk. Mrs. Lloyd Jones. Pair of candle sticks, Mrs. Braden. Pair of glass ditto, Mrs Bassett. Very handsome card basket and card, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nott. Crumb brush and tray, Mrs. Roberts, Glaamor. Flower stand, Miss Jones, Corwen. Teapot stand, Miss Davies, Corwen. Teapot stand, Mrs. Davies, Penywaen. Preserve stand, lr. George Jones, Tanygraig, Quantity table glass, Mrs. Morris. Claret ju, Miss Williams, Brvnllnarth. Water jug and goblets, Mr. Edwards, Chirk. Set of decanters and quantity of rare old china, Miss L. JooM. Tea service, and dozen solid silver tea spoons and sugar tongs, old china, table sets, fire irons, &c., by Mrs. Jones, the bride's mother. Water jug, Mrs. Roberts, Fron. Handsome water jug, Mrs. Davies, Beacons Hill. Set of handsome chamber ware, Mrs. Robert Ellis. Prettily worked slippers and watchstand, Mrs. Evans, Henllan Place. Tea kettle, Mrs. Foulkes, Plas Captain. Pictures, Miss Savin. Sugar basin and cream jug, Mrs. Stuart. Pair of ornaments from Lizzie Jones, one of the bride's Sunday School scholars. Pretty basket, Mrs. Lloyd. Splendid work basket, fitted up with every requisite in silver, Mr. Lawrence Williams, Vale-Street. Table cover, Mrs. Fox, High-street. Very handsome table cove", Alderman T. J. Williams. fable cover, Miss Cbaciwick, Pair of lace ha icings, Mrs. Edwards, Harp. Sofa guilt, Miss Jones, London. Very handsome wool antimacassar. Mrs. Holgate. Very handsome wool antimacassar, Mrs. Owen, High- street. Very handsome wool antimacassar and fair of mats and handsome tea cosy, Mrs. Lloyd, Heartsheath, Mold. Tea cosy, Mrs. Hughes, Glan'1ber. Pair of mats, Miss Roberts, Crosskeys. Pair of mats. Miss Lewis, Liverpool. Toilet requisites, Miss Hughes, Waterloo, House. Table cover, Mrs. Hughes, Beacon's Hill. Table cloths and linen, Miss Jones, Carnarvon. Dinner napkins, &c., Mr. Denman. Pair of drawings, Miss Mary Jones, Tanygraig. Pair of salvers, Miss Williims, Portland Place. Jewel box and card case, Mr. Helby. Teapot stand, Mrs. Wm. Parry, Hifh-street. Handsomely mounted carriage wbip, Mr. Henderson. Silver gravy S1)0011, Miss Jones, Waterloo House. Champagne glasses, Mrs. Hughes. Set of silver fish carvers, from the Padeswood Colliery Company, per Mr. Jesse Price. Handsome present from the Llay Hall Company. Handsome bib'e f'om the Welsh Church Sunday School teachers, which was presented on their behalf by Mrs. Smart, The Rectory, and Mis. Vaughan Jones, Park-screet, and which will be found desc-ibed in another column. On Wednesday evening, a presentation was made of a very handsome drawing-room timepiece, supplied from the establishment of Mr. D. Lloyd Griffiths. It bore a silver plate, with an inscription setting forth that it was presented by the employes and friends of Mr. Jones, on the occasion of his marriage. The presentation was made at the residence of the bride's mother, and Mr. David Jones acknowledged the gift in suitable terms. The wedding ceremony took place shortly after ten o £ clock, at St. Mary's Church, which was filled with spectators. The officiating clergy were the Venerable Archdeacon Smart, the Rev. T. W. Vaughan, B.A., and the Rev. D. A. Lewis, B.A., curates. The bride- groom was accompanied by Mr. Roberts, Barrow-in- Furness Mr. Clark, Hope, Wrexham Mr. Samuel Jones, and Mr. G. E. Jones, brothers of the bride- groom. The bride, who was attired in a handsome dress of creme Cashmere and satin, with lace and bridal veil and wreath of orange blossoms, was led to the altar by Dr. Evan Pierce, who gave her away. She was ac- companied by six bridesmaids, namely, Miss Jones, her sister, Miss Kate Jones, sister of the bridegroom, Miss Lloyd, Heartsheath, Mold Miss L. Jones, Miss Emily Jones, and Miss Dora Williams, Glanclwyd. In ad- dition, there was a large party of the friends of the families. Miss Smart presided at the organ, and played the Wedding March as they left the church, and other music as the company assembled. After the ceremony the bells rang out merry peals, and the married pair left the sacred edifice amid a shower of rice from friends and the firing of cannons. Subsequently a large company including the archdeacon and clergy, Dr. Pierce, &c., sat down to breakfast, at the residence of the bride's mother. After the repast the health of Mr. and Mrs. Jones was drank with wishes for their future happiness. Early in the afternoon they left town by train for their honeymoon. At the station road entrance a splendid arch of evergreens, with suitable mottoes, was erected, and further marks of respect were shown. The bridegroom's employes and others had some festivities in honour of the occasion.
CHURCH SCHOOLS CONCERT. On Monday the annual concert in connection with the Church Sunday Schools took place in the Assembly Rooms. The arrangements were excellent, and largely due to the exertions of the Rev. T. W. Vaughan, superintendent of the English School, aided by Messrs. R. H. Roberts, solicitor T. Ashford, grocer; and C. Cottom. For the decoration of the platform a beauti- ful variety of plants were lent by Mr. and the Misses Jones, Bodlonfa and other articles by Messrs. Parry and Williams, drapers. The Assembly Room was crowded to excess, the front seats being filled by the gentry of the district. From a musical and pecuniary point of view the concert was a great success. The programme opened with a pianforte duet, splendidly played with Miss Smart and Miss Gold Edwards, who were much applauded. Mr. Tyrer was well received in the opening song, and was followed by Mrs. Griffith Roberts, who sang By the Sad Sea Waves" in excellent style. She has a fine con- tralto voice of much scope, and she exercised it to the best advantage and retired amid general applause. Mrs. Tyrer played a beautiful solo on the piano. Masters Palmer, Williams, and Bassett (choir boys) were capitally received in singing "Night sinks on the wave." Miss L. Parry Jones, Plas Clough, next sang "My dearest heart." The audience had not previously had the pleasure of hearing this highly gifted songstress, but we are sure her splendid singing will not soon be forgotten. Her charming soprano voice of unusual strength and compass is managed per- fectly, and deafening applause from all parts of the house cause her to reappear, when she sang in the most sweet and vivacious style, "Twickenham town." Next appeared Mr. H. R. Williams, who, attired in dazzling uniform sang splendidly "Captain La da dah." His acting was perfect, as it always is, and a tremen- dous encore was his reward. Miss Dora Townshend whose refined and beautiful singing is known throughout the Vale, received a very warm reception, and her charming sweet rendering of "L'ardita" was greeted with rounds of applause, and an encore demanded. Burst of laughter greeted the appearance of Mr. P. P. Pratt, attired in character as "The quack medicine man." Of course he was received by the most demon- strative applause. His get up, singing and acting were first class. The first part closed with the part song "Drops of rain," excellently given by the Englsh choir, led by Mr. J. Jones. The second part opened with a pianoforte solo by Mrs. Tyrer, beautifully played and encored. Miss L. Parry Jones sang with the genuine pathos of a finished and cultured vocalist, the always welcome and popular song "Home Sweet Home." The audience en masse persistently cheered until Miss L. Parry Jones re-appeared and again charmed them with "Darby and Joan," receiving much applause. Mr. Tyrer followed with a lively love song, and was well applauded. Mrs. Griffith Roberts then gave with much expression and force Kathleen Movourneen," and received » most hearty and flatter- ing encore, with which she complied in excellent style. Masters Malt and Hughes sang admirably "On the blue wave," and were encored as they well deserved to be, having very sweet voicees. Mr. H. R. Williams appeared in character again, and sang" The French- man's courtship." The "get up" and representation of the Frenchman's style and manners were perfection, and the piece brought down the house, nothing satisfy- ing the audience but his re-appearance. A splendidly played solo on the cornet followed, from Mr. Richard Evans, the Asylum. Dr. W. Francis Jones then sang I fear no foe," and met with a favourable reception. Mr. P. P. Pratt, in character, sang The man with many names," and produced roars of laughter by the amusing style he adopted, and in response to an encore gave The careful man." The programme closed with the part song, "The flowery month of June," by the English choir. The accompaniments to the songs were excellently played by Miss Smart, Miss Gold Edwards, Miss C. A. Jones, and Mr. J. Jones. Archdeacon Smart said he was sure they would join him in a hearty vote of thanks to the ladies and gentlemen for the rich musical treat they had given to them. The concert had given another proof—if further proof were needed—how rich Denbigh was in musical talent. (Applause). They had welcomed several friends who, in the past, had given them the benefit of their refined and beautiful singing—(applause)—and he was sure they all most heartily welcomed the young lady who had come amongst them for the first time that evening, and whose beautiful singing had charmed them all so thoroughly. (Applause). They would agree also with him that their thanks were due to the committee—Mr. Vaughan, Mr. R. H. Roberts, Mr. Ashford, and Mr. Cottom, for the very excellent arrangements, and through their exertions and the kindness of the vocalists and instrumentalists the concert had been a grand success. (Applause).
BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before the Mayor, Alderman T. Gee and Mr. Thomas Evans. A BRUTAL FELLOW. A one-armed man named Johnson who said he came from Manchester, was brought up in custody charged by Sergeant Lewis, with assaulting his wife. Sergeant Lewis said he was sent for to the lodging house in Henllan-street, kept by Ruth Roberts, about eight o'clock the previous night and found prisoner there making a row and packing up some clothing. He found that the man had been abusing his wife and had thrown the supper of bacon into the fire and set the chimney on fire. He had kicked the poor woman and then threatened to kick her out. His threats were so violent that the lodging house keeper and his wife were afraid of him and he had to lock him up. On the way to the lock-up his language was most disgraceful. Prisoner (violently) Oh You are a liar. The Sergeant said he could call one of the officers to prove what he had said, and the man also swore That if his dead mother had called him what his wife had done, he would get her up out of the grave and kick her —— out." The wife's version of the affair showed that he had brutally assaulted her, and behaved in the most cowardly way. She had to take refuge in another house. She seemed a decent looking woman, and her four children, in Court with her, were most clean and tidy. Ruth Roberts, lodging house keeper, said she was not in the house at the time, but the children called her, saying that he had half killed his wife and she had escaped. She found the chimney on fire. He increased his row and noise, and she could not control him. The wife, who was very lame, in response to the Mayor, said it was caused by the husband kicking her. The Mayor gave the fellow a good talking to as to his conduct, and remarked that the wife seemed a very tidy woman, and evidently kept the children very clean awl tidy. It was impossible to pass over his conduct, and if he could not get bail for jE5 to be on good behaviour, he must go to gaol for 14 days. Prisoner said he could not get bail as he was a stranger, and he was sent to gaol for the term named.
RUTHIN. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES are to be held in the Parish Church next week. HIGHWAY BOARD.—A meeting was held on Mon- day, Mr. R. G. Johnson presiding, and the at- tendance included the Rev. J. Davies, Llanynys; Messrs. B. Cunliffe, Robert Roberts, Derwen Evan Davies, Efenechtyd; John Lewis, Llanelidan Thos. Smith, Llanganhafel; and R. P. Davies, Llanfwrog. In reference to the stopping up of a footpath at Efenechtyd by some private person, and which was said to be a path of convenience to the public, it was agreed that the surveyor report to the next meeting; also as regards the liability of the Board to repair one from Penygraig to Rhewl. In reference to the necessity for making a culvert at Llandegla to allow the water to pass under, which now overflowed the road, it was agreed that the Board should not do the work. The Board went into the details of work needed to the roads, &c., including the re-making of a footbridge at Llanarmon.
COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. MONDAY.—Before Major West (chairman), Mr. R. G. Johnson, Colonel Naylor Leyland, Mr. J. F. Jesse, and Mr. Brooke Cunliffe. IMAGINARY ENCOUNTER WITH BURGLARS SAD POSITION OF A BUTLER. Robert Roberts, 27, butler, recently employed at Berth, was charged with stealing JE7, the property of his master. Mr. Roberts appeared for the prisoner. Mrs. Mary Lloyd, of Berth Hall, Llanbedr, knew the prisoner Robert Roberts, as her son's servant, who lived at Berth. A few days before October 7th last, she had placed JE7 in a drawer in the drawing room. The money belonged to her son, Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd, who had left it with her to make a payment. On the 7th October she was awoke in the night by the cook, who told her, in the hearing of the prisoner, that the money from the drawing room was gone, but the plate was all safe. She got up, went into the passage, and found prisoner and all the maid servants there. Prisoner had a poker in his hand at the time. When she saw him he said nothing but went away, apparently to search all the rooms in the house. They all went down into the kitchen and he shewed the place where the money belonging to the cook (£11) was taken from. Prisoner said he would go and fetch the police. She heard no noise in the house. The next few days he went about his work as usual, but said he was in very great pain that burglars had been in the house, he had had a severe struggle with them, and that they had struck him with a chain and had seriously injured him. [Subsequently he had taken to his bed]. Cross-examined: Prisoner had been with us since March last, and since then his conduct had been good. He behaved very well, and I received two good characters with him. Sergeant Jones, Ruthin, apprehended Roberts on the 22nd inst. in bed in a bedroom, at Berth, and charged him with stealing JE7, the money of Mrs. Lloyd. He made no answer for an hour. After that he called me to his bedside. He appeared to me to be ill, in fact to be insane. He said Well, Jones, I did it, and me alone it must have been the devil that came over me, for I don't know what came over me to do it." r: On thejeharge being formally read over to him prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr. Roberts, addressing the Bench for prisoner said he trusted that in consideration of his previous good character and his youth, and also of his family con- nections, the Bench would deal as leniently as possible with prisoner. His mother was a widow, and was now, as the family had been for many years, tenants of the Berth estate. He ventured to express the hope that they would not send him for trial, but deal summarily and as leniently as possible. He handed in a letter from prisoner's previous employer giving him an excellent character. The Chairman, addressing prisoner, said he had abused the confidence placed in him by a very excellent lady (Mrs. Lloyd), and considering his position as a trusted servant, the Court thought his offence of a much more serious character than if he had been a person not placed in a position of trust. In addition to the theft he had gone through a series of subterfuges to hide his guilt, which had, however, been brought home to him, and indeed by his own confession. The Court had taken into consideration that his mistress had desired that he may be leniently dealt with and also his previous good character, therefore they should not send him to the assizes for trial, but deal with him summarily, by send- ing him to gaol for six months with hard labour. There was another charge against the prisoner of stealing on the same occasion from the kitchen at Berth the sum of £11. the property of the cook in the estab- lishment, but it was decided not to go into that case the money in both cases being recovered. The Court was densely crowded during the hearing the greatest interest being manifest in consequence of the peculiar circumstances of the robbery. PIG STRAYING. Mr. W. Eyton Lloyd, Graig, Llanfair, was summoned by P.C. Hughes (29), for allowing five pigs to stray on the highway on the loth inst. Fined 3s. and costs. SCHOOL CASE. James Lloyd and John Foulkes, of Llanferras, were summoned for not sending their children to school. Order made for attendance. STEALING BRANDY. William Williams, labourer, Mold, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a decanter full of brandy belonging to William Edwards, Loggerheads Inn, Llan- ferras. Prisoner and a man named David Williams were drinking in the house, and during the temporary absence of the landlord, they took up a decanter full of brandy and" bolted." On being followed, prisoner put down the decanter and brandy on the road, and again made off. Subsequently he was captured, but his com- panion got clear away. Prisoner WM sent to gaol for six week's hard labour. THE LIBEL ON MRS. CORNWALLIS WEST. At the Central Criminal Court, London, on Saturday, before Mr. Justice Hawkins, Adolhus Rosenberg, publisher of Town Talk, was placed at the bar, charged with having libelled Mrs. Cornwallis West, wife of Major West, Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire, Mrs. Langtry, and Lord Loodesborough. William Wilfred Head and Henry Robert Mark also appeared to answer to a charge, as being the printers of the number of the paper in which the statements as to Mrs. West were in- serted. There was a very full attendance of the general public, including a number of ladies, who, long before the pro- ceedings commenced, t,Pronged the court in every avail- able part. Cout.-ary to general expectation, neither Mrs. Cornwallis West nor Mrs. Langtry were present, but their husbands occupied seats facing the learned counsel engaged in the case. Upon the assembling of the court, the defendants "ere placed at the bar. On being asked if they were guilty or not guilty, Rosenberg said—I am guilty of publishing the libel, but not guilty of knowing it to be false. Messrs. Head and Mark pleaded guilty to the printing of the alleged libels, but not guilty of knowing them to be false. The case of Mr. and Mrs. Langtry was first taken the defendant pleaded guilty to publishing the paper, and evidence was briefly called to show that the state- ments made therein were false. Mr. Willis addressed the jury on behalf of the defendant, and contended that his conduct had been reckless but not criminal. The jury found the defenant guilty of publishing what he knew to be false, and then in the case of Lord Londes- borough, counsel for the prosecution expressed content at the plea of guilty as regarded simple publication of the libel. After the usual mid-day adjournment, the case of Mrs. Cornwallis West was called on. Messrs. W. W. Head and H. R. Mark, the printers, who had previously left the court, again took their places on the dock along with Rosenberg. Head, having withdrawn his plea of not guilty, pleaded guilty to the publication of the libel. Mr. Watkin Williams (for the prosecution) said In this indictment there are three personal charges— Rosenberg, the proprietor and publisher of this paper, and the two printers and since the adjournment of the Court I have considered the position of the case, and what course it would be best to take, and it seems to my learned friends, who are with me in the case, and to myself, with regard to all the defendants, that as this is a prosecution by private prosecutors, it is no part of our duty to pursue anybody to vengeance or to indulge personal vindictiveness. As to the interest of the public and public justice, it appears to us that the defendant Rosenburg, in the first place, having pleaded guilty to the publication of a false and defamatory libel, and having been already convicted of the publication of a false and defamatory lihel, knowing it to be false and defamatory, the public interest will be satisfied if we are content with a verdict of guilty against him on this indictment, and not to offer any evidence on the more aggravated count of the indictment, charging the de- fendant with a knowledge that it is false. "With regard to the printers, their position is quite different. Of course it is most important they should know, as well as that publishers and writers should know, that they cannot print such things, and thus help in their dissemination with impunity. Still we all know there are degrees of criminality in this as in other matters; and in this case we are willing to believe that although the two defendants are legally and criminally responsible for what they they have done, they may have the excuse that, in a large establishment such as theirs, they have been guilty of no more than want of the extreme and thorough care which would have prevented them pub- lishing those things. With the sanction of the Court, the prosecution is desirous of allowing them to be let out in their own recognisances in a large sum—to be called upon for judgment if necessary, and on condition that they will do certain things which will prove their sincerity in the matter. I now desire to call the atten- tion of your lordship to the character of the libel upon Mr. and Mrs. West, which appeared in Town Talk. That libel is not—as my friend Mr. Willis called it—a "mere burlesque." It is a most serious and grave libel upon the prosecutor. Mr. West, I may say, is the lord lieutenant of the county of Denbigh and a magistrate, holding a high public position. He and his wife live, and have lived, with their children in the district for years, beloved and respected by their neighbours. Mr. West and his family have a mansion at 49, Eaton-place, London, and they live there in the season. We are all aware that of late years, since the photographic art has developed itself with such perfection, a large number of artists and photographers have—in the legitimate exercise of their trade—pushed it to an extent which is, perhaps, to be regretted. Almost all persons who occupy any position at all—who are conspicuous in society, in rank, in professional eminence in the Senate —are now inundated with applications by artists to have the distinguished honour of taking their portraits, and so on. When that started, probably nobody thought very much of it; but by degrees this became a nuisance. In the case of women, they began to discover to their annoyance that their portraits were beginning to be spread over the town. I propose to show your lordship with regard to this, that a misconception and a mistake has arisen as to the power of persons to stop the publica- tion of photographs. I can show you that any one who has his portrait taken has no power whatever to prevent the photographer from publishing the photograph. In this case Mr. West more than a year ago took steps to stop the publication of these photographs. He con- sulted me about it, and I told him then as I tell him now that he has no power to stop it. The learned counsel then proceeded to read the libel headed "Mrs. Cornwallis West at Home," which has been published. In commenting upon the article, he denounced many of the statements as mean and cowardly insinuations, others utterly false, and others again wicked lies. The whole thing was a pure fiction, and was only to be found in the imagination of the writer. The learned counsel then proceeded to refer to the state of the law to show that Mr. West had not the power to stop the publication of the photographs. He did take steps to stop the publication, but some of the photographers, being advised as to what the law was, declined to discontinue it. Mr. Justice Hawkins.—The only way to stop the publication in future is for the person photographed to purchase the negative itself. Mr. Besley, on behalf of the printers, asked that they might be permitted to say that they were simply trade pointers, and had not printed the paper for any other profit than from ordinary trade. They had offered the greatest atonement in their power, and that was to pay the whole of Mr. West's costs, whatever they might be, and protect him against any extra costs. Mr. Willis addressed the court on behalf of Rosen- burg, and tendered an ample retraction and apology. He trusted his lordship would bear in mind that the defendant had dependent upon him a wife and two children, and also his father. On Monday, Mr. Justice Hawkins sentenced the prisoner, to eighteen months' imprisonment, and bound bim over in his own recognisance of £1,000 to be of good behaviour in future, for libelling Mr and Mrs. Langtry. For the libels on Mr. and Mrs. Cornwallis West and Lord Londesborough sentence of six months' imprison- ment was passed, but the punishment in these cases was made concurrent with that in the first case. The learned Judge regretted that he could not impose hard labour. Messrs. Head and Mark, the printers of the paper, were allowed out on their own recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon. In delivering the sentence he thus commented upon Mr. West's case: "You do not charge in the libel to which you have pleaded guilty that they were guilty of actual immorality. You did not make that charge, for you thought probably that having had six consecutive weeks of the divorce of Mr. Langtry you must vary the food you offered; therefore, you thought tit to hold Mrs. Cornwallis West up to ridicule, and make her appear a wanton, foolish, and immodest woman, who thought proper to have her photographs taken and placed along with half naked persons in shop windows. And this statement you thought proper to accompany with a description of her inner life, with such detailed circum- stances that it would not be surprising if some persons were to say, "Can all this be untrue? Can any man have the impudence and the audacity to publish such libels as these ?" Let me tell you, and in telling yon, let me tell all those who may be interested to know it, that it is just as much a libel to hold a man up to ridicule as to make imputations against the moral character of the individual. No man has a right to hold another up to scorn, and if he does publish that which tends to bring another into ridicule he is amenable to the Criminal Law of the country. In reference to the case of the printers, Messrs. Head and Mark, who, on being called upon, surrendered to their recognisances and took their places in the dock, Mr. Justice Hawkins said: I have considered the matter which was mentioned to me on Saturday. Of course, I make no bargain with regard to these de- fendants, nor do I say anything as to that. I find that the libel upon Mr. and Mrs. Cornwallis West, to the printing of which the present defendants have pleaded guilty, is contained in the same number of Town, Talk as that in which the last libel upon Mr. and Mrs. Lanctry appeared. I cannot help feeling, there- fore, that the printers are just as much responsible for this latter libel upon Mr. and Mrs. Langtry—although they are not indicted for it—as they are for the libel upon Mr. and Mrs. West. It ought to be well known that the printer himself is responsible for the issue which emanates from his establishment; and seeing, as I do, that the same paper which contained the libel on Mrs. West, contained also the libel on Mrs. Langtry, I myself might have been prepared to take a course which I will not mention now. It has been suggested that I should liberate the present defendants upon their paying the costs of the prosecutions on the part of Mr. and Mrs. West. I am not disposed to say that I think that would be sufficient. I will say no more on that point; but in order that the defendants may have an opportunity of doing that which possibly may induce me to take a different view of the case than I might other- wise take in any sentence which I might think it right to pronounce, I shall postpone passing sentence upon them to-day upon their enteringupon their own recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon and I shall require a report to be made to me as to the costs of these prosecutions, which, unhappily, by law, I have not the power to order to be paid—otherwise I would have taken my own course about it—I say I shall re- quire a report to be made to me before the December sessions as to what has been done. On the following day, Mr. Justice Hawkins, addres- sing the prisoner, said an impression appeared to prevail that by the sentence of eighteen months' imprisonment that he had passed upon him he would be entitled to be treated as first-class misdemeanant, and would have the privileges of being visited by his friends, and of pro- viding his own maintenance. He had made no such order in the case, and he had only not sentenced him to. hard labour because he had no power to do so.
EANGOR. EDUCATION IN WALBIS.—The Carnarvonshire and Anglesey associations of elementary teachers, at a meeting held at Bangor on Sal urday, passed resola t'ons to the effect that elementary schools should be Coollcced with grade schools j that for the currying out o the scheme a provisional com- œi,Jee be formed; find that the association be called "TheNc'ch Coo 'cil of Education." The Den a of Bangor vernaH-ed that they had aJrady two scholarships, Cap'j'n Yerney having promised .£200, and Mr. Robei-is, Abergele, £100.
BANGOR ISYCOED. FIRE.—On Monday evening, about 9.30 p.m., an alarm was given in Wrezhr m that a fire had broken out near Bangor. A detachment of the Fire B^i^ado having proceeded to the spot, found that a hay stack, R-tuate some distance from B^ing-ov, belonging to Messrs. Wardle and Rowand, of Wrexham, was in flames. The brigade, under the d'cection of Capt. Evans, having, with the aid of by-standers, at length extinguished the fire, returned home about eight o'clock nert morning. The cause of the fire is supposed overheating. The property is insured in the London and Lancashire Insurance Company.
BRYMBO. SCHOOL BOARD.—An ordinary meeting of iliis Boùr" was held on Tuesday last, when there were present Tbe Rev. W. Jooes (chairman), and Messrs. C. E. Darby. Juo. Owen, and R. V. Kyrkc. A nuiiiber of cheques were signed in payment of salaries, and the usual reports from the masters and mistresses were read and considered. There was no business of public interest,
HOLYWELL. DISPUTE AS TO A BEQUEST. On Monday, Mr. Horatio Lloyd, at Holywell County Court, had before him a test case respecting the construction to be placed upon a bequest in the will of the late Mr. Hugh Davies Griffith, of Caerhun. The plaintiff was Mr. Edward Williams, of Pentre • Fynon Farm, "hiaord, and the defendants were Mr. Gold Edwards (Denbigh) and Mr. Hollins, executors under the wili. The testator by his will bequeataed half a year's rent to all his tenants, and the question at issue was whether the plaintiff was, in the opinion of the testator, one of his tenants at the time the will was made. There were about 21 j other claims upon which the decision in this case depended. The plaintiff holds land belonging to the Upper Downing estate, in the parish of Whit- ford, which Mr. Griffith inherited for life by his marriage. Negotiations were entered into in 1840 for the sale of the estate of Lord Mostyn, but the matter subsequently went into the Court of Chancery, and a receiver of the rents was appointed. For plaintiff it was urged that he was a tenant of Mr. Gviffifh, and entitled to the remis- sion of the half-year's rent under the will, but for the defence it was urged that the tenants of the Upper Downing estate were not publicly, technically, nor legally tenants of the testator, and the executors declined to extend to them the privileges of the bequest. His Honour reserved judgement.
LLANGOLLEN. SALE OF PROPERTY.—Messrs. D. Roberts and Son, auctioneers, Corwen, offered for sale, at the Eagles Hotel, Llangollen, some valuable freehold property in the neighbourhood of the town. The first lot was Glandwr," a villa residence and two acres of land, now in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Hughes. The bidding was very spirited, and the lot was finally knocked down to Captain Paull, Pentrefelin, for .£1,100. The second was a house known as The Sycamores," now occupied by Mrs. Jones. This was ultimately knocked down, after some very lively bidding, to Mr. John Davies, Salford, Manchester, for M30. Two houses in Recent-street, occupied respectively by Mrs. Holt and Mr. Prrce Jones, fetched .£140, beinc bought by Mr. Gaullr. CONCERT.—On Friday evening, October 24, a successful concert was given in the Assembly Room, by the Llangollen Tonic Sol-fa Society, conducted by Air. W. Williams, the principal object being to raise funds to meet the expenses of the choir in their intended visit to an important competition in January next. The programme was divided into two parts, the first portion being sacred, the other secular. The choruses throughout were exceedingly well sung, and the part songs, solos, &c., all by members of the choir, were very creditably given. Miss Jennie Davies ably presided at the pianoforte, and Mr. Williams, of Chester, at the harmonium. The audience was very large, and included several of the leading families of the neighbourhood. In all respects this was one of the most successful concerts held in the town for a considerable time.
LLANDYSSIL. PRESENTATION TO ARCHDEACON FFOULKES.—On Saturday last the principal househoulders of the parish of Llandyssil met in the schoolroom to present the Rector (Archdeacon Ffoulkes) with an illuminated address, on the occasion of his removal from the parish to be Rector of Whittington, after 22 years' active ministry. Mr. E. Price the Rector's warden, took the chair, and Mr. R. E. Jones, of Cefn y Bryntalch, after expressing to the Archdeacon the universal regret felt by his parish- ioners at his departure from among them, proceeded to read the following address To the Venerable Archdeacon Ffoulkes, Rector of Llandyssil. We, the undersigned inhabitants of V2ndyssil, desire to offer to you on your dep.v.Uire irom us the assurance of our deep respect ana most s'neere esteem. We view wivh real sorrow the severance of a connection which bus brougl't us so many bejeiUs, aud is fraught with very pleasa it recollecioils but we gladly believe that in a wider sphere o2 useful less your power o 1 doing good will vastly be increa3ed. We sbfit ever cherish a thankful; remembrance of your earnest devotion to the duties of your calling; your tsnder losing care for the fiiend'e?,s, sick, and needy; your active inte'est ia the tmiving aud up-briuging of the young; and your kind and courteous friendliness for all. Accept our warmest thanks for the good work you have done among us and the fair example you have left for ail who follow you. This is at besi a poor expression of our feelings, but we hope you will believe that the regret we have at losing you is thoroughly sincere. With the assurance of your finding a most cordial welcome when it may fall within your power to visit your old parish, and with every happiness, we bid you heartily farewell. Archdeacon Ffoulkes thanked those assembled for their kind expressions of friendliness, and said that he keenly felt the parting from a parish so dear to him, and in which he had laboured so long. He felt he did not deserve their kindness, but he felt very thankful to God for giving him grace to do what he had done. He referred to the church and school, both of which he had been instrumental in erecting, and he hoped they would do their best to maintain them in their efficiency and beauty. Mr. R. E. Jones then presented Mrs. Ffoulkes with a handsomely-bound copy of Keble's Christian Year," as a small recognition of her unwearied labour of love among the sick, the poor, and the young. Archdeacon Ffoulkes fervently thanked the parishioners on Mrs. Ffoulkes' behalf, and said she would value the keepsake as coming from her very dear friends. The proceedings then closed.
LLANRWST. PRESENTATION TO THE REV. T. ROBERTS.—The presentation took place at the Town Hall. Dr. W. E. Hughes was voted to the chair. Amongst others present were Messrs. H. Roberts, Bank; R. Hughes, Watling-street; James Owen BrynYnvs; W. R. Wilkins, chemist; R. Davies, Albion Hotel; R. D. Griffith, y Flodfa, and several other gentlemen. The chairman presented in the name of the subscribers to the reverend gentlemen a purse containing 100 sovereigns, accompanied with a list of names of the subscribers, beautifully written by Mr. J. Davies, Golden Eagle Establish- ment, Watling-street. Mr. Roberts, in appropriate terms, expressed his gratitude to the subscribers for the great kindness evinced towards himself and family, especially as his beloved wife was coupled with the testimonial. In expressing this Mr. Roberts was deeply affected. Votes of thanks were passed to the chairman, to Mr. Roberts, Bank, for his kindness in acting the treasurer; to the secre- taries, and to Mr. Hughes, Watling-street, for his efforts in favour of the movement.
MOLD. POLICE BUSINESS.—At a special sessions, on Saturday, Mary Carney, of Milford-street* was charged with stealing from the pocket of John Welsh, in Milford-street, on Wednesday eveaing, a purse containing 15s. She pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour.—Three suspicious characters, named Chris- tiana Clarke, Thomas Clarke, and Ann Kelly, were charged with stealing from Ebenezer Thomas the sum of £30. in Dykins' vaults. They were appre- hended in Wrexham, where .£15 odd was found on them. They were remanded for a. week. The prisoner Thomas Clarke is an un1.lJ tall man his height being 6 feet. 7* inches.. 1
OSWESTRY. DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—Many of our readers will be glad to kn-w that A. P. He wood-Lonsdale is to be tie president of ibis society for ihe ensning year. The next sho;v is 10 be hell at Edesmere. THE MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—At a meelkg of the general committee of the Oswes: ry Music il Festival, held on Monday afternoon, uoder the p-endeacy of Lord Harlech, '"c was stated that the (oral receipts amounted to about £ 577. and that tbe balance in hf.rid was £ 126. Votes of thanks were passed to Mr. Hevry Leslie, the promoter and cooduolor of the fe.swva1, to Mr. G.iffe, the cboii'masfev, and to ail who had taken pare iu it. Mr. LesMe e.tolavaed a scheme for establishing an elementary school of music, which was discussed and adopoed, and a committee was formed to carry it out.
PENTRE. PRESENTATION TO A POLICE CONSTABLE.—P.C. E. Joues, of the Flintshire constabulary, was prt- scuied with a money testimonial in reco^oUion of his character and worth, and as an expression of respect and good will of many of the inhabitants of Pentre. He has left the F:in+shire constabulary for the purpose of joining the Chester police.
RUABON. THE BAZAAR AT WYNNSTAY.—The result of the bazaar held in Wynnstay on Tuesday and Wdneg- day last week were most satisfactory, about £300 having been realised.
ST. ASAPH. COUNTY COURT. FRIDAY.—Before Mr. Horatio Lloyd, Judge. BUSINESS. There were 150 cases entered, and amongst them six judgment summonses, in which the defendants were committed for various terms of imprisonment. INTERPLEADER CASES. Two of these cases lasted the court many hours, though they possessed no features of much public interest. In the first Messrs. Levy, Green, and Co., London, were the execution creditors Mr. John E. Roberts, commercial traveller, late of Rhyl, the de- fendant and Mr. W. Williams, Queen-street, Rhyl, the claimant. Mr. Webb, Rhyl, and Air. E. Roberts were the solicitors engaged. The firm named had seized goods which it was shown belonged to Mr. W. Williams under a bill of sale, which had the peculiarity about it that it was for ,£150, when at the time it drawn only £40 had been advanced, though now the very full value of the bill had been advanced to defendant as was proved in court. His Honour upheld the bill of sale, and gave judgment for claimant with costs. In the other case Mr. J. M. Stanley, Elwy ILE, was the defendant; Mr. R. Williams, baker, Rhyl, the execution creditor; and Mr. J. H. Howard, Man- chester, the claimant. It was clearly proved that the goods seized under exe- cution were held by Mr. Howard under a bill of sale. Going into the various details of proof as to Stanley's position, and the amount of money lent him, and the mortgage on his various properties, took up a great deal of the time of the Court, the claimant eventually gain- ing a verdict. Mr. Wharton, barrister, instructed by Mr. Knowles, was for the claimant, and Mr. Cartwright, of Chester, for the execution creditor. RUNNING AWAY WITH A WARRANT. Mr. G. T. Smith informed his Honour that a bailiff of the court was sent to enter the Mariners' Arms, Rhuddlan, and on getting to the door a person named Jones asked the man for his warrant. On producing it, the man snatched at the warrant and ran away with it. After two days, it was returned. The Judge pointed out to Mr. Smith that the man could be dealt with under a section of the Act, and Mr. Smith said he should take such proceedings. Several other cases of no public interest occupied the judge until late in the afternoon.
FLINTSHIRE CONSERVATIVE ASSO-. CIATION. ANNUAL MEETING IN MOLD. The annual meeting of the Flintshire Constitutional Association was held in Mold on Friday evening last, and proved a most successful meeting. At a con- ference held in the morning Edmund Peel, Esq., Bryn- ypys, was elected president of the Association, and he therefore presided at the evening meeting. Supporting him on the platform or in the body of the hall were H. C. Raikes, Esq., M.P., Captain Pennant, Nantlys, Colonel Cooke, Rev. T. Lloyd, Nerquis, Rev. A. Jenkins, Rev. D. Owen, Gwernaffiekl, Rev. D. Jenkins, Flint, Dr. Trubsham, Dr. Williams, and Messrs. C. P. Morgan, Bryn-yr-Haul, J. Hughes, A. P. Roberts, J. Henry, junr., C. W. Eyton, E. J. Davies, W. B. Mostyn, J. Corbett, T. T. Kelly, C. Jones, W. Shand, — Rigby, Padeswood Hall, John Brown, T. W. Bowdage, &c. There were also several ladies and representatives from Flint, Caerwys, Bagillt, Holywell, St. Asaph, and Caergwrle. On the Chair- man, Mr. Raikes, and Capt. Pennant entering the room they were received with loud and continued cheering, the whole audience rising to receive them. The CHAIRMAN, after a few preliminary remarks, said Ladies and gentlemen, I think an apology might be required from me for appearing here to-night, as chairman of so large a meeting had I not, at a previous meeting this afternoon, been re-elected Chairman of the Flintshire Constitutional Association. (Cheers). Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have much to c 1- gratulate ourselves upon on this occasion. In the first place I think we may congratulate ourselves on having present so many ladies. (Cheers). We may also con- gratulate ourselves on having so large a meeting. (Cheers). We have been favoured with some six weeks of fine weather, which, I trust, has given the farmers some chance of retrieving a portion of the sad losses sus- tained during the past year. (Cheers). I am also very happy to think that there has been a slight im- provement in trade, that the price of iron and other minerals has gone up, and really there seems to be a dawn of prosperity coming upon us. (Cheers). I think as president of such an association as this, I should call your attention for a few minutes to the very great good the Conservative cause has derived from the formation of such societies as ours. (Cheers). I have seen in two or three Liberal speeches, that the alleged cause of the great majority of the Conservatives at the last election was to be attributed mainly to their organization and the formation of such associations as ours. (Cheers) I don't know how true this may be, but I do know that it is no use having first-rate principles, a first-rate cause and first-rate candidates unless you have seme such associations as ours to look thoroughly into the register (Cheers). Ladies and gentlemen, the question will soon be asked throughout England and Wales, what is the chance of the Conservatives at the coming election and I hope you will agree with me'in thinking that there can be no answer given but one and that is—that the confidence which has been reposed will be rented again. (Cheers). You may say whilst these associ- ations have done a great deal of good throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, wh-1 has this association done? Well allow me to mention one or two little things. No doubt many of you can remember the contest between Lord Haniner and. Mr. Warran. At that time Lord Hanmer got a. large majority, and you may remember that in the last three elections for the county the Liberals were returned by a great majority. Since the formation of this Association Captain Conwy was beaten by only four, and Captain Pennant (whom we have here to-night—(cheers)—by only 125, and this in a single-handed contest for the boroughs. (Loud cheers) I believe many Liberals thought they would have a majority of at least a thousand. They thought this a short time before the election, but they did not think so the day before it. They then thought there was a chance of an even contest (Cheers, and VOICES: Mr. Pennant was not at home then- go in again, and he will win. (Cheers). The great question will soon be asked, will the Conservatives have a majority at the next election? I hope so (Cheers). I sincerely hope that it will the case. (Cheers). Can anyone doubt it? (Cheers) You remember the bitter attack of Mr. Gladstone on the Earl of Beaconsfield, and do you think we shall lose on that account? (Cheers). You remember the meetings at St. James Hall, at the time of the so-called Bul- garian atrocities, and do you think that by these meetings the originators of that meeting or the Con- servatives will gain ? (Cheers). I beg to call on Captain Pennant to move the first resolution (Cheers) Mr. PENNANT, on rising, was received with loud and continued cheers. He said Mr. Chairman ladies, and gentlemen, I can assure you that it gives rne very great pleasure to come amongst you on the present occasion and move the first resolution. It gives me great pleasure to do so in this town of Mold—(hear hear and cheers)—and it gives me great pleasure to have the op- portunity of saying so—(cheers)—because it will be within the recollection of all of you that, very recently I was engaged in a contest in these boroughs. (Hear hear).. On that occasion I received a large majority of in.all the boroughs, taken collectively, except Mold. (Laughter). Unfortunately Mold turned the scales, and on this account aoine may think that I should feel a certain degree of diffidence in appearing before. Mold audiense. (Laughter and cheers). I can assure you that is not" in the slightest degree, the case. ("Bravo and cheers). Although in the the town of Mold there were a large number who voted against me, and quite sufficient to turn the scale, at the same time, I must say this, that warmer supporters did I have in no other boroiighy nor in any single quarter of the county. (Cheers). I must also say this, which I think ought to be acknowledged, that in the town of Mold, not one biister word was ever said against me during the heat of the election. (Loud cheers). I think, considering that I have been an inhabitant of the parish of Mold that if that had not been the case I should have felt it but although the majority in the town of Mold did not feel able to record their votes for me on that occasion. still I must say that the amount of warmth and friendship which I received from those who did support me made amends for that. (Cheers). The resolution thatlhave tta