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EARLY CLOSING.—An arrangement has just been come to by the drapers of the town to close their shops at two o'clock on Fridays, to commence on Friday next. They therefore request persons to purchase early on Fridays, and thus avoid keeping the assistants late. A similar move is also being made by the stationers, but that it will be success- ful we cannot say. Such a move would be a good one, and perhaps Tuesday would be as good a day as any for them to close. THE WTNNSTAY HUNT.—The prizes (which Sir Watkm W. Wynn, Bart., is in th0 habit of distri- buting annually) for young foxhounds are now on view in the town. The first is a handsome sterling teapot, with the following inscription:—Presented by Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., to Mr. W. Bickerley, of Lineal Wood, for-best young foxhound, 1879;" and a handsome sterling silver tankard, inscribed a Pre sented by Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., to B. B. Oswell, Esq., of Sholebrook, for best young foxhound, 1879." FIRE AT KING'S MILLS.—On Wednesday after- noon last an outbuilding, belonging to Mrs. Owen, at the King's Mills, was discovered to be on fire. Thinking that matters were serious, a neighbour at once proceeded to the Fire Elgine Station and grave the alarm, and the fire engine, together with a detachment of the Brigade, in charge of Engineer Lloyd, at once proceeded to the spot, where, after about an hour's exertions, the conflagration was subdued, and the damage being confined to a few cwts. of straw and a portion of the roof of the building, all of which, we understand, are covered by insurance. ATTEJlIPTED SUIcIDE-On Tuesday last informa- tion was brought to the Police Station that a girl had poisoned herself in Hope-street. P.C. Fred. Jones was soon on the spot, and found that the un- fortunate girl was named Ann Stant, of Bangor Isycoed, aged about 17. She was quickly removed to the Police Station, and Dr. Eyton-Jones was soon in attendance, and by a judiciovs use of the stomach pump brought the patient to such a condition thll" she could be conveyed to the Infirmary, where she now lies in a very dangercu?. state. It is supposed that the girl, who is subject to fits cf mental derangement, purchased some rat poison and swal- lowed the whole of it. This is the second timj she has attewpted to take her JiiV. DECORATIONS 'OF ST. MARK'S CHURCH.—Wilh reference to the remarks of a correspondent, which we eirbodied in our report of the decorations at the harvest festival of this church, we are requested to state" That the persons alluded to gave all the fruit used in the decorations except some half dozer. nr, the pulpit, and that these persons also contril)ued the corn and nearly all the flowers." Ir is no secret amongst the eonrrpgation of St. who these friends are, and it is to their constant and unvarying liberality that the church has been indebted for many years for contributions both in fruit and flowers, and there is no doubt they would have given the fruit said to be bought in toe market and so saved the purchaser the coppers so grudgingly spent. To our own credit we may add that the remarks would not have been inserted had they not been written by a person whom we thought would not have done so had he not thoroughly sifted the cireumstaaces. THE BANQVTKT TO MR, J. HENRY PULESTON, M.P.—An historical event, says the Philadelphia Progress, that. deserves record, because it is as romantic as it is true, was the banquet to J. H: nry Pulest on, member of the British Parliament, from Devonport, England, at the Continental Hotel, on Friday night, October 10th. The man himself has become a cosmopolitan by his dual experience in Engiatvt and America, and the local honours to bias. wdJi therefore be read with equal interest in both -countries. His career is as wonderful in certain respects as that of some of the wonderful chay.TCters of ancient times, and our modern annals have no parallel case of a man filling high -official positions in different nationalities within the sbevt space cf a Ginglegeneration. Our content- porarv adds:—It is impossible to de full justice to the effect produecl. by Mr, Puleston's manly address at the banquet j to its conrage, its courtesy, aud its frankness, and to its affectionate reminiscences of 'our country and his old friends. "DIPLOMACY,—'One of the finest spec;me11.s of •dramatic literature evrr presented to English play- goers is undoubtedly the clever adaptation of Victorien Sardou's cmedy" Ikra" under the title of Diplomacy," which was originally produced at the Prince of Wales" Theatre, London, acd secured so great a success that it was unnecessary to change the programme at that charming little house for upwards of 300 nights. That this success wa3 veil merited, none, who have s-een the ply, can deuy, and it must, therefore, be a Bouree of pleasure-to Wrexham playgoers to learn that "Diplomacy" will be- played at the Public Hall, on November IHh and 12,0., by a company specially organised foe itf Provincial representation. The artistes engaged are of a superior class to what we are accustomed to see in the email towns, and the fact that they have enacted their various parts cearly 15Q times "will be a sufficient asatamnee for perfect details. The ecenery with which the coirpany tra.vela is prepnna from designs furnished by the Manage- lDelli..i thePrinee of Wales'Theatre, London, and all iu-properties and stag « accessories will be füunå exceptionally complete. Plans may be seen and tickets secured at Mr. Eehisbury's, 3, High-street. Visrrf, TO Hafod-y-W"Eux.—A deputation t) the Council of Southampton,, consisting 0" tke Mayor, Borough Survevi jr, and consulting engineer (Mr. L emen), visited W lerhao? cu Monday last, to examine-Mr. Shoue'sPne aimaticSjsteiu of iSewera&'fc. Early on Tuesday morning they were conducted to Hafod-y-Wern, where the ejector there situated was experimented on. Its power and BMteits having been shown to the c< they proceeded to crit icise the invention, the result of whK h was most, satisfactory to Mr. She oe. Mr. 'Lemon intimated that he should consider' the advisability of adopting the ejector in certain portions of the systeus of sewerage, which it is i proposed to lay own in the low-lying districts of So athamptc-n; r.nd ill e company after«lU'ds visited Colo nel Jcoirs's farm, with which they were pleased. The d<-pakit?on came for the purpose of inspecting Mr. Kidd's system in operation at Oswestry and Wrexham, which the Corporation are consiilerin^ the advisability of f adopting. On the pre- vious Friday the Boreogh. .Engineer and En^yjtuw;—^tjjVarringtoa, with member^ of tKij Sewerage the iGor^oration, vi?i'oed tv;e farm. They akvl expres-ed themselves pleased with the ejector, f and the system in general. T-KE FIFTH.—The memory of Guido Fawkes' in- famous and famous attempt to annihilate the Hon?" of Parliament.and "the King and all his ministers,' was not .forgotten by the folk in Wrexham. The ? event was celebrated at Grose Park School on the ► usual -scale. A large bonfire,was ma.de in the play- [ yard, contributions of wood having been given by i Sit- I ■ 'K-rt'Gualiffe, Lieut.-CoJonel Jones, V.C., ffir. Burroughs, lihosnessney, and others, including •several in the Park. The pile was lit about 6.30 by Master Groom, the senior 'boarder, and within a abort- time the flames reared in the air. Fire- works of various descriptions were then discharged by the boys and teachers, the sky rockets being visible from several parts of the town. By eight o'claok a couple of boxes of fireworks froo; Brock's (iLo&don) had 'been discharged in the presence of a very Ifirge-nuorber of persons, who seemed to eigoy pusMiJg and holloaing as much as anything else. Shortly after eight a small balloon was lit, but on getting about ten feet up it rolled over and (ciughfc ■ fire. number of ladies viewed the snorts from | the .windows of the school hooe, and the grounds were cleared abeut nine o'clock. There were several small ifires about the town, and the sky was illu- "Vmined ,m various parts with rockets, &c. Gœ.L BOARB-—A meeting of this body held on d last. in the Guildhall, under the I pretideney of were also present: Dr. Williams, vice-chairman, Messrs. T. Bury, T.H.Coleman, and Walter Jones. Mr. lindop presented his report, andinthe CKseof Patrick Brancauj -Owens' Ceart, Beast Market, two children were reported as being out of school. The mother appeared, and said the reason of their non-attend- ance was that they had been attending tha Catholic School but had been sent home by the Sisters of Mercy for their school money, and as they were very poor they had none to give them. Coleman said he was not present at the last iEeeting of the JBoard, feut he found it represented tby newspapers, that many children were sent back for their pence. If the parents were too poor 11) pay the fees, they would be remitted by the Canon. Be thought such a representation would throw a inflection upon the school. Dr. Williams remarked tifat he was sorry that J4r. Coleman wae not at tb-ejr last meeting, because tfcey had many cases of ( that description before them, Mrs. Brannan said j nw had seen the Canon after the children had been < lent home for their pence, and told him the cir- cumc^ances of her case, and he said he could do < ne bing more for her. The matter then dropped. The other cases were of the usual*satine character. and "a two of them summonses weca ordered to be 1 issued unless the children a,+tende$school more regularly.—The Chairman said he ha$received a leLer from their clerk (Mr. John Javnet^ resigning t, his appointment as Clerk to the Board. The resignation to take effect at the fleit meeting of the Board. It was resolved to advertise for a new clerk, in both of the Wrexham papers, at a salary < of .£25 per annum. AU the members present £ alluded to the resignation of their ci erlr in ieeJ5»g j 1 terms. The meeting then concluded. CETEWATO.—An attempt is being made to uphold the declining popularity of this dethroned ruler by the circulation of photographs of himself and favourite wives. After the numerous parodies on his features, it is pleasing to see a probably true por- trait of the brave king. Messrs. C. Bayley, Hope- street, have in their windows several photos of Cetewayo and his wives, which hare attracted groups of persons during the we,'k. BOAKD OF GUARDIANS. — Thursday — Present: Captain #riffith-Boscawen, chairman, Messrs. S. T. Baugh and A. W. Edwards, vice-chairmen, Messrs. J. Burton, T. LI. Fitz-Bugh, Richard Jones, Colonel Meredith, Messrs. Corner Roberts, Robert Roberts, Thomas Rowland, Edward Rowland, C. E. Thornycroft, and R. C. Webster. A letter was received from Dr. Da vies recommending, in pursuance of an order by tho Inspector of Vaccination, the engagement of the Savings' Bank as a suitable place for the perform- !ance of his duty as public vaccinator. It was agreed to engage the room at the rate of 10s. per I month.—Mr. T. P. Jones-Parry was appointed ex- officio member of the Rural Sanitary Authority in the place of Mr. Ffoulkes, who is spending the winter in Cheltenham—The Master reported the number in the house to be 298; last week, 298; last year, 285; number of vagrants relieved, men, 97; women, 18 children, 4; total, 119. Produce of farm valued at X4 13s. 3d. CAMBRIA'S GLORY TENT.-Thetn;iiveis.,iry of th;s teiv: of the Independent Order of Rechabites was held on Monday last in the Temperance Hall. At five o'clock au excellent meat tea was provided, to which a large number sat down. The tea was sup- plied by Mr. Black, of the Cocoa Rooms-, Henhlas. ?treet. At eight o'clock a public meeting; held, at which Mr. W. Lester, of Bron Offa, presided. There were on the platform Messrs. J. Dirnond, II D.R., J. M. Jo nes, W. H. D.irby, Jno. £ Vanc:s, J W. Jones, and the Secretary (Mr. Smith). The Chairman, after a few preliminary remarks, called upon Mr. Smith to the report. The Secretary did Hý, and said tne tent consisted of 112 members. They had a balance of £ 41 7s. 2:1. in their favour, while the total worth of the tent was £ 385 13s. 1'. The health, of the tent, was very good; there h-:d not been a single death since August, 1876. Ad- dresses delivered by Mr. Dirnond, uf Southpoi t, the deputation, Messrs. Darby, Francis, f. M. Joues, &c. Some choice lD1;,i,ic was given at intervals by Miss Lewis, Mr. J. Davies,' and Mr. C. W. Thomas. MABTINI-HEKBI V. Sr,IDER. -Ou Wednesday last a friendly match took at the Eiddi.r Range, between seven members of the 1st D.R.V., armed vririi suiders, and s.ven members of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, armed with ilartini-Heuris. The firing was at three distances, 200, 500, and 600 yai-ds. The weather was all that could be desired. The following are the scores :— 23rd Regiment. 200 500 600 Total. Sra-geant McGregor 22 '30 2t! 78 JSeru'o.uit C. Howeii 25 27 15 67 Sergt.-Mjor J, T, W¡Il'd., 24 25 13 62 I'ol.-Snrgt. W. II. Vernon 2-3 19 16 60 Gol.-Sergt. A. Murphy 21 24 7 52 Si-,rgeiint S. Pi-vor 2;i 17 8 4s 0.i\G. J. C. Vernon 21 0 10 31 398 1st D.R.V. 20U 500 600 Total. Q.M.S. Leea 26 27 19 72 Col.-Sergt. Palmer 26 25 21 72 Sergeant O. Jones 25 27 19 71 Servant E. Kowir.nd 22 23 19 fi9 Serjeant J. Smith 31 14 17 fi-> f Sergeant H. Jones. 26 I' If, 59 Sergeant T. Davie* 22 >j 10 41 i 44« It will be seen that the Voluafeers proved the viccors by 48 poincs. Atter t b-, match was orer. the two teams, together wiih wm,) friends, to thø number ot forty, sat down te an excellent dinner, provided in the sergeants' m-ess at the Barracks. ] Tlio chair was filied by S^rgcaac-Major Ward, and the vice-en air by Qtiar ter master-Sergeant White, both of the; 3rd. The ciolh 'having been removed, the Chairman proposed the healths of Capcairro Psgh and JiorriP, with the-rest of the officers of the l#,tD.Ii."V, This was rE-q o by Quarternjaster- Jergi;ane Ollerbmd. Some escelient songs were •«uny, allci altogether a very pleasant evening -was s pen t. NATCTRAI. SO-CIE-,TY.-The opening' unit- ing of vhis most useiui and interesting society was held on Tuesday evening last, when a paper was read by Mr. T. B. Act-on. 011 Funci." wrr present—Ttio Yery Canon Hilton, Lieut. C-A Jones, V.-C.;) iiir. Charles Hughes, Dr. Eyton Jon cs, Ml:, P. Middloton (uf Wynnsiav), Mr. W. EL Muxsn-? I^Qrove Pa^fe ScOooi).' J. M. Jones, Darby, Miv Mrs., and Miss Rawlins (Grove-road), (r. and -Kenivedj (Hooe-etreet), 1\1: T. and Mrs. Actou, Mr. fiiggms, Dr. Williams, &e., &c. .Dr. Wiiliiiuss, in t aking the chair, said that they had j.:just held their general meeting, and merely routine business was transacted. He regretted that they bad lost 2 £ r. Bradit-y-Jones, their hon. treasurer, i but they had elected another, who, he was sure. 1 would giw every sutisf'action, viz., Mr. T. H. Cole- man.* (Kear, hear). The committee for the ensu- ing sessa<ja were—>Bev. Canon Hilton, Messrs. W. j H. W. J..Russeii, E.A., and J. F. Edis- bury, lie had great pleasure ?.n proposing the foi- lowing new members Messrs. J. ,H. Dacb.y, T. E. Barker,(;(Joedpoeth), Frederic E. Roe, T. H. Ban- croit, and J. ScoOo. Mr. Charles Hughes seconder' the uiocidii, and it .was curried. The Chairman then caiieu upon Mr. Acton ro read his paper. Mr. Acton's piper upon Fungi" was an exceedingly clear one, and although it was a rapid resmzd of the subject,.it, gave a.very comprehensive view cf the t,cience oc fungoiogy. The paper was illustrated by meaas-of a uucuber of diagrams, which w^re lucidly explained, and on .the table were a.largo number of specimens of fungi, as well as a. Uisjsjay of uucroscopes, under which were beaatiioily-HIounted slides, explaining to the eye what haa been done so well by Mr. Acton to the ear..Th;s was a most successful opening, and augurs wdl for the coming session.