BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before E. Tench, Ejq. (in the chair), and W. Overton, Esq. MRS. RILEY'S CASE. Mr Sherratt appeared on behalf of Mrs Riley, of Hope-street, who was summoned about a month ago for drunkenness. At that time she could not appear through illness. The same was stiil the case, and Mr Sherratt put in a medical certificate from Dr Eyton-Jones and Mr R. Williams, stating that defendant was unfit to leave her bed. In consequence he (Mr Sherratt) asked for an adjournment, which was granted for two months. THE DRUNKARD'S LIST. Robert Redman, a waste clothier, of Bank-street, was brought up charged by Acting-Sergeant Hugh Jones with drunken and disorderly conduct on Saturday night, in High-street. Defendant had made an appearance in court previously, some three years ago, on a charge of refusing to quit the Lion Hotel. He now admitted that ha was drunk and guilty of using abusive language. and 3s 6d costs, which was paid. Peter Cornwall, a labourer, of the Beastmarket, was charged by P.C. William Jones with being helplessly drunk on Saturday night at Pentre- feliu. Ha pleaded guilty, and said he had not been fiaed before. The constable said that the defendant was so helpless that he was lyino in the road with two women dragging him out of the way of an approach- ing vehicle. He tripped witness twice, and caused him to fall on the ground. Fined 103 6d and costs. Jmes Bevan, a skinner, working for Messrs Jones and Rocke, was charged by P.C. William Williams with being drunk on Saturday night near the Nag's Head. P.C. William. Williams said that defendant was not only drunk but used very bad language. Sergeant Jones corroborated, and stated that a chance was given to defendant to go home. Fined 5s and costs, which was paid. BREAKING INTO THE CEMETERY SUMMEBI HOUSE. Henry Day, a tramp, hailing from Lincolnshire, was brought up in custody charged by Mr Morris, superintendent of "he cemetery, with breaking and eutering into the summer house under his charge. Prosecutor said that early on Thursday moraing he went, into the structure to see what the heat was. He found a large number or pots outside, the glass broken, and other damage done. When witness went inside he found prisoner there fast asleep. Took him into custody, and handed him over to the police. Superintendent Wilde said that the prisoner applied at the police office, the previous night, for a pass to the Workhouse, but was refused, being under the influence of licjuor. Mr Ralph hadcoai- plaiued that men ought not to be sent to the union in a state of inebriation—he contended that they ought to bo locked up, but the police had no power to take a man into custody if he was quiet. The Chairman told prisoner that what Mr Wilde had stated, in reference to his applying to the pol:ce, was much in his favour. If he had kept the money he had spent in beer he could have paid for lodging. He would be fined 21s, have to pay the damage 7s, and the costs 3s 6J, but in default he sent to gaol for one month. A BAD CHARACTER. Elizabeth Owens, a well known character, was clvavired with prostitution on Saturday flight, and P.C.'s Randle, Carden, and Wiiliaoi Williams proved the case. Sentenced to three months' hard labour, as this was not the first offence by a good m my. NON-PAYMENT OF BATE?. There were about to summonses taken out by Mr Williams, collector of rates, for the non-pay- ment of such rates, but all had paid into court with the exception of one, and consequently no time was occupied in their hearing. TUESDAY.—Before T. C. Jones, Esq. (in the chair), and E. William, Esq. DIWNK AND VIOLENT. Joseph Sumner, a labourer, of Pentre, who appeared with a wound on his forehead and side of his head, and the sleeve of his coat torn from top to bottom, was charged with being drunk and disoMU-iiy the previous night. P.C. Bound said he found prisoner helplessly drank in a gutter in Regent-street, about 12 30. Wnen he ot him up prisoner abused witness, and accused him of robbing him. With some difficulty Retook him to the station, and was ordered-by Serjeant Jones to take him to the bridewell, which he °, i Wli 11 the assistance of another officer. On the way prisoner was very violent. Ser-eant Dutton said prisoner was most violent they had had in the bridewell for a long time. It took two constables to keep him in order. Prisoner said his son was in the militia, and he bro-icrht.hi« clothes yesterday, and had some beer in the canteen. i Tae Ca ui-uian: And this is the example you set y°Prisuuer: Yes, sir. I ought to have been at work, and should have been this morning if I had not been here. The Bench told prisoner he was brought up in September last for an assault. Prisoner Oh, yes; but I did not throw the stone, that was all wrong. Fined 5" and costs. # Prisoner: Will you give me time to pay it t Chairman: No; if you can't pay you will go to iail for seven days' hard labour. EARLY DEPRAVITY. Bridget Lee and Maria Lynch, both about 16 years of age, living in Tattle-street, were charged with creating a disturbance m the public streets the nithCbW°ndsor said about 11.30 p.m. he heard the prisoners in Mount-street, shouting and using mo*t dreadful language he afterwards heard them 11 the Nag's Head corner and in High-street using the same language. He did not know whether they were drunk or mad.. Lee said her mother would not let her into the Mrs Lee, on being sworn, said she couid not do anything with her daughter she bad tried every means to keep her in the bouse at night, but it was of no use. Prisoner had been to service in Man- chester, but she would not stop. AU she cared about was being out at night with the soldiers. Inspector Lindsay said the prisoners were two very bad characters. He had received repeated complaints about them from their parents, who had no control over them. Prisoner ha.d received seven days' imprisonment for vagrancy. The Chairman, at some length, pointed out the consequence of such lives they ha.d began to lead, during which prisoners commenced crying and repeatedly promised to be "good girls." The bench told them their repentance came too late, and sent them to the county gaol for 3 months with hard labour. WEDNESDAY.—Before T. C. Jones Esq. (in the chair) and E. Williams, Esq. PITCH AND TOSS. Phillip Gouerke (16), liviug in David's-court, Pentrefelin, was eharged with playing at pitch and toss in the market the same day. P.C. Carclin saw prisoner, with seven others, gambling with money in the market house; the others escaped. The bench told the officer to take out summonses for those that ran away. In reply to the bench prisoner said he did not do any regular work, his father kept him, and that he was then looking for employment. The Chairman said there were repeated com- plaints from the tenants of the market about such lads as prisoner creating a disturbance, and they were determined to use strong measures to put a stop to it. He told prisoner that for such an offence as he had been guilty of he was liable to a penalty of 403 or two months' imprisonment. Sergeant Dutton said if the officers struck any of these lads the parents threatened to take proceed- ings for assault. The Chairman said if proceedings for assault were taken, in such a case he would not agree to a con- viction. Prisoner was remanded till Monday. FBIDAY.—Before T. C. Jones, Esq. (in the chair), and J. Beirne, Esq. (ex-Mayor). THREE JONESES CHARGED WITH DRUNKENNESS. Joseph Jones, labourer, of Wheatsheaf, was chargod with beng drunk and disorderly. P.O. William Jones said about two o'clock yester- day he saw defendant drunk, driving a liorso and cart about the streets. When spoken to he refused to give his name, and was locked up. Defendant said he was asked to take the horse and cirt from the Beast Market for another man, and he did so. He did not know that he drove about very fast, for 'Sie horse had not got any gallop in him. The constable said he had made inquiries, and found that defendant took the horse and cart away without leave. The bench told him he might have been charged with stealing the horse and cart. Fined 5s and cost. Robert Jones, labourer, Derwen, was also charged with drunkenness on the previous night. P.C. Carden said prisoner was drunk in Pentre- felin with a crowd round him. When asked to go away he refused, and said he had been to Ruthin several times, and was not afraid of T. C. Jones. Prisoner, who did not remember anything that had occurred, was fined 5s and costs, or seven days' imprisonment. W John Jones, of Welshpool, was charged with sleeping in an outhouse at Spring Lodge whiie in a drunken state. A young man named Leigh said the cowman drew his attention to the prisoner, about 6.30 this morning, wno was asleep in the cow shed. He then fetched a constable. Prisoner, who made no defence, was committed for a month with hard labour.
COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY. -Before J. H. Ffoullces, Esq. (in the chair), E. Evan?, Esq., and Capt. Barker. This being the day appointed for the overseers of tha various townships to present their list, a large number of overseers attended, and the appoint- ments were confirmed. The renewal of a number 0: licenses were also granted. TRANSFER. The Miners' Arms, Bsvlchgwyn, was transferred to David Pugh. GAME TRESPASS. Charles Randels, a collier, was charged with being on lands at Gwersyllt in pursuit of game, on the 5th of March. Wm. Leighton, gamekeeper to Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Bart, M.P., saw defendant with two other men, named Rogers and Williams, both of whom had tcen convicted, on the land in question. One of the other men had a gun, and there was a dog with them. When they saw witness they ran away. Defendant- admitted being in the field, but denied that he was in pursuit of game. Fined 10s and 9s 6d casts. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN A WIFE. Wm. Humphreys, a labourer, of Llandudno, was summoned for neglecting his wife and child, who were then chargeable to the Wrexham Union. Mr J. O. Bury, clerk to the guardians of the Wrexham TJuion, stated that defendant had deserted his wife and child about two years ago. He had been remitting money occasionally, but not enough to keep them. The last two or three montns he had not sent anything, and his wife was obliged to sell her things and take her child into the workhouse, where she was now chargeable to the Union. The expenses for the maintenance of the mother and child was about 8s per week. Mr J. Owen, relieving officer, said the man was one of the better class of labourers, and was getting 4s a-day now. An order for repayment was granted. ASSAULT. Joseph Barker, of Riiosddu, was summoned for an assault on Mr Wilson, on the 19th of March. Mr Evan Morris appeared for complainant. A cross-sumaions was taken out by defendant's son against complainant for an assault. Mr Morris said his client was iandlord of the Walnut Tree Hotel, Rhosddu, and defendant was an engineer. Mr Wilson had sold some timber at Rhosddu, and the conditions were that he to have the branches to mend his fences with. He taw defendant's son loping off some of the brahches and told him to desist. He had to cpeak to him three times, and the third time he took him by the sleeve of the coat and pulled him off the timber, when the lad took up a stone and said he would knock Mr Wilson's brains out." Defendant then came up and asked what he had been doing to his son. The reply was that he had only pulled him off the timber. Detendant replied that- there was an old grievance which they might as well have out, and took off his coat and put his fist in Mr Wilson's face, which was the assault he complained of. This was confirmed by complainant, who in answer to defendant said the grievance referred to was that he (complainant) had refused to allow defendant's ducks and fowls to go on some land he had planted. The charge against Mr Wilson was that he roughly handled defendant's son in putting him off tho wood. The lad admitted that he took up a stone, and said he had permission from Mr Evans, who had bought the limber to cut some of the branches off. The bench said the assault against Mr Wilson was clear, and defendant would be fined 5s and 8J 6d costs. The case brought by the son would be dismissed.
WREXHAM RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority was held at the office of the clerk, Mr J. Oswell Bury, on Tuesday, when the proceedings lasted o\er two hours and a half. Mr E. Evans, of Bronwylfa, occupied the chair, and there were also present Messrs Gomer Roberts, J. Daniel, W. Rogers, and W. Roberts. Messrs Shone and Baugh were also in the room; as were also Messrs Hugh Davies, W. H. Glennie, and Dr Jones, medical officer. MEDICAL OFFICERS' REPORTS. Dr Jones reported several cases of zymotic diseases in Ruabon district. He had visited several houses in the district where infectious diseases had broken out; and at the Golden Lion, Rhosymüdre" twrJ children were suffering from scarlatina. In the cellar cf that house he found a pool of stagnant water, which emitted a very offensive ordour. This was very injurious to health. He had visited a case of typhoid fever at the Cefn, which terminated fatally, and every means had been used in order to cleanse and disinfect the infected places. Most of the prevailing diseases were respiratory. The births registered were 32 females and 24 males, compared with a total of 65 in March, 1877. The deaths were 36, compared with 26 in the corres- ponding month of last year, making the death-rate of March, 1878, 24 per cept. per annum of the popu- lation. Dr Davies reported that there had been a few cases of diphtheria in diffment parts of his district. Most had recovered, hut one had proved fatal. At Holt there was another, and at Stansty one more. The latter occurred at the boundary where tho | rural joined the urban district. This was not to be wondered at so long as the disease was so prevalent in the town. Of measles there had been a few cases of a mild type in some of the townships, but none had terminated fatally. It ha.d been reported that there had been cases of typhoid fever at Coed- poeth, Talwrn, and Lodge, Brymbo, but he found upon immediate investigation that as regarded the cases at Coedpoeth and Talwrn, there had certainly been no cases as far as he had been able to learn. At the Lodge there wa-s a case of inflamation of the lungs. The prevailing complaints had been of the respiratory organs and several cases had terminated fatally. The number of deaths had been 47, giving a death rate of 22 68 on the census of 1871, but upon the increased population it was only 18-96. This was contrary to what might have been ex- pected in the past month with its numerous changes and the extreme cold north and north-easterly winds. It had been a very healthy month as far as the health rate was concerned either as compared wit*. the previous month of February or the same month in past years. There had been fewer deaths in the present month than in any March since 1873.. Mr "Gomer Roberts asked on what basis Dr Davies made his rate. Dr Jones said that he had adopted his plan, but The Clerk remarked that he had not, inasmuch as he showed the death-rate on both bases. Mr Gomer Roberts enquired if there had been any deaths included in the report from Ruabon. Dr Jones said there were several. AN EXPLANATION. A letter was read by the clerk, which had been sent by Mr Robert Davies, of the Rhos, to Captain Griffith-Boscawen, as chairman of the authority, referring to the report of the proceedings of the last meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority, in which it appeared that he had no closed accommo- dation to his house. He (Mr Davies) tookthe earliest opportunity of denying this. The Chairman said he went on Saturday to in- spect the place himself, and he found that there were two privies iu the High-street property for the accommodation of his own house and the cottage adjoiuing, and another at a cottage but this was some distance off. Mr Gomer Roberts said that Mr Davies, the sanitary inspector, had stated that Mr Davies, of the Rhcs, had no water, but there were the pipes which had been put down for years. The Chairman said it was very annoying for it to go forth incorrectly that Mr Davies, as a guardian, I had not closet accommodation to the house in which he livel. Mr Gomer Roberts thought that Mr Hugh Davies should make a statement that he had overlooked the matter. Mr Hugh Davies said he had talked the matter over with Mr Dwics time after time, and he had never pleadd that he had privies. He meant those privies that were a nuisance. It-transpired that Mr Davies had been summoned by the auihori'y and would have to appear at the petty sessions at Ruabon on Friday. Consequently the Chairman said he thought that Mr Hugh Davies had better see the privies before then. He did not think they were a nuisance. It was then proposed by the chairman and seconded by Mr G. Roberts that the legal proceed- ings be withdrawn. Mr Hugh Davies admitted that he might have overlooked the matter of water, but he was still unconvinced that there was privy accommodation. It was all very well for those gentlemen to clear their own characters, but he also had a character that ought to be considered. After some further conversation, in which Mr Hugh Davies remarked that he did not think such treatment was fair, it was resolved to withdraw the proceedings, and a committee was elected to meet Mr hobert i'avies, and point out to him that there was sufficient, accommodation. THE DRAINAGE QUESTION. The Clerk reported that a meeting was held at the workhouse on the 6th March, when the Local Government Commissioner sat. The meeting was largely attended. The inspector and medical officers gaveevidence as to the want of sewerage, but accord- ing to the proposed scheme the commissioner thought there would be a very long length of unproductive sewerage. The commissioner ad- journed the inquiry for the plans to be amended, and the question now was whether Messrs Shone and Bluga should proceed with the plans. Mr Gomer Roberts asked what would be the difference between the cost of the scheme laid before the commissioner and the new one. Mr Shone said that the estimate given in Nov,, 18 5, for the Rhosddu sewer, vid the Chester-road, into the urban sewer, was .£2,100. There was then an estimate for disconnecting Rhosddu and Stansty sewerage from the Rhosnessney scheme, treating Rhosnessney by itself, which would cost making a total of £3,100. Then the total of the scheme as originally proposed was .£3,300, so that the scheme of 1875 showed a saving of .£OO. That was taking the Stansty and Rhosddu sewerage into the urban sewer, and do the rest by itself. The present scheme conveyed the rural sewage into the borough sewer, which would cost .£2,158 5s. That would meet at Lambpit-street, but they would have to put their sewer lower down than the borough sewers by that scheme. The commissioner also suggested that in addition to the main sewer for lihosddu, which belonged to the original scheme, that they should make branches out into the road running from Rhssddu to Chester-road, to sewer that comparatively densely populated area. This would cost .£108 9s f3d, making the total cost of that scheme by itself .£2,566 14s Then tliere was ten per cent for contingencies, engineers, &c., amounting to .£256 13s 5d, "making the total esti- mate < £ 2,823 8s 2d. Then they had to sewer Rhos- nessney. The estimate for this scheme would, of course, include outfall, &c. He might state to the chairman, who was not present at the inquiry, that they were under the impression that permission would be given them for an outfall. They nad turned this sewerage matter over in their minds, and they think they would prefer not taking it, and Mrs Captain Godfrey refusing, they had to look for another site. They had found a suit- able place, assuming that they could get it, so that the cost would be .£675 2s lOd. There would be a further sum of .£67 10:3 3d for commission, &c., I makiug the total cost to £i42 13s Id. Then if they did the Rhosddu scheme already explained, at a. cost of ^82,823 8s 2d, there would be a total cost for sewerage of Is 3d, which was if anything above the original scheme. It was more, because they had provided for the extra drains suggested by the commissioner, which he thought absolutely necessary for the utilisation of the main sewer for Rhosddu. j Mr A. C. Baugh said the population of Rhosddu was 275. The Clerk said they must remember that the I rateable value of Acton was only £2,000. Mr Shone asked if the clerk threw these figures as aa opposition to the scheme. The Clerk said he only said it that the Rural i Sanitary Authority might know. Mr Shone said he presumed they were aware that that authority had ouce sanctioned their scheme. and now they (Messrs Shone and Baugh) had amended those plans to accommodate a very practical suggestion made by the commissioner. It was not for him to say what the rateable value was. He submitted a scheme suitable to thet requirements for the two particular districts. t The Clerk thought it was hardly fair that one district should pay over a fifth of the entire cost— over ±700. Mr Shone asked if was proposed to go back to the old scheme, and The Clerk replied in the affirmative. Mr Shone reminded the board they must not forget the opposition of Mr Tench. He believed that was tantamount to say that the thing would not be carried at all. The Clerk said the first thing they had to con- sider was: Do you approve of the plan of Messrs Shone and Baugh ? Mr Rogers thought they had much work done and unuone. He was certainly in favour of the old scheme. The Clerk reminded the members that the com- missioner was not in favour of the old scheme, because of the losg line of unproductive sewer through Rhosddu. Mr Rogers thought it was still the best scheme/ because if there was a long line of unproductive sewer, it was the cheapest. If sewerage was necessary they must not grumble to pay the piper. Mr A. C. Baugh said that last week the Rhosddu people had a vestry meeting, and they were not at all against the present scheme. Mr Suone said he thought it was a pity there were so few present. Mr Thomas was very con- versant with the district. The commissioner had made these suggestions; they had fallen in with those suggestions and carried them out, but still they were met by these objections. The Clerk^emphatically replied that he did not offer any opposition. He had a perfect right to express his opinion to the authority as their legal adviser. Mr Shone said there was some influence that was operating against that scheme. It would compare with any of the cost per head of the entire popu- lation that it would benefit, were taken. He did not think it was a matter of rateablue value. Mr Rogers said this was a. recommendation of the commissioner's—it mustn-be done one way or the other. I Mr Shone said that in making plans like those it was customary to take into consideration the popu- lation of the la.st 20 or 30 years, He felt that if Mr Bury wejre a Mr Isaac Shone ha would feel he had done a, lot of service. It was getting quite tiresome. He appealed to them now to let that scheme pass or not. Mr Gomer Roberts said that he felt Mr Shone had been treated rather badly. The authority ought to have foreseen the difficulties that were in the way of the passing of the plans. He did not like to see a man thrown about in that way. The Chairman said he supposed that in fact they had no choice in the matter. They could not revert to the original scheme, the commissioner having objected to them. It was ultimately proposed and seconded that those plans be passed, and this was carried nem eon. RUABON VILLAGE DRAINAGE. The Clerk reported the result of the inquiry by the commissioner into this scheme, and said he adjourned it in order to see if Sir Watkin Williams Wynn would meet the authority in any way, and also for them to find another site for the out-fall. A letter had been received by him from Mr O. S. Wynne, stating that in accordance with the desire of the commissioner and himself (the clerk) on Wednesday he asked Sir Watkin whether in the event of a pumping scheme being decided upon he would contribute £100 per rnnum. Sir Watkin said he did not feel he was called upon to give that large annual sum towards a pumpiDg scheme. It was proposed that the matter stand over till the next meeting, when the new board would be in attendance. Mr Gomer Roberts said they ought to have con- sidered all this before. A letter was then read from Mr Tench, paying that he had laid the subject of the proposed outfall before Mr Simon Yorke, who entertained the idea of letting the piece of land referred to, but he would not sell it. Mr Gomer Roberts said they ought to pause before they went on in that way. They would crush the inhabitants of Ruabon. He did not see I that the inhabitants of Ruabon ought to bear all the burden. He then proceeded to read a paper protesting against the drainage, signed by a large number of the inhabitants. The Chairman asked if there was no alternative. Mr Glennie said the commissioner iuspected the j village, and expressed himself very strongly. Mr Gomer Roberts said that the whole of the inhabitants were against the scheme within about a dozen, the vestry pro'ested against it, and so did the parochial committee, who were represented at the sitting at the Workhouse. He thought they had better leave it for some time. The Chairman-askcd facetiously if he meant five years more. Mr Glennie: New board. Mr Gomer Roberts said he had only served his apprenticeship on that authority, but he thought it would be better if Sir Watkin would down those cottages in Tanlan. Mr Glennie said it came to the question which was the most economical way. In a conversation that ensued Mr Gomer Roberts persisted that Ruabon was as healthy a place as most, and he ultimately proposed that the question be said nothing about for five year:>, and this found a seconder, but an amendment was carried to the effect that it be again brought for the next meeting of the authority, one gentleman remarking that he thought the best thing to be done was to get those houses in Tanlan condemned, and then have them down. 1 MR GLENNIE'S REPORT Was very brief. He stated that in Ruabon ten houses had been connected with the main sewers during the month, and sixteen in the Cdn, making a total of 316. y THE PLASKYNNASTON CLAIM. 1 Some time ago there was a claim made against the authority by the above-named colliery company for trespass. The claim amounted to .£23 102. A committee of Messrs Baugh and Rogers were a-p- pointed to inquire into the validity of the claim, and it was ultimately settled at £ 3 17s. THE INSPECTOR'S REPORT. Mr Hugh Davies, samtary inspector, reported his opinion that there was a great necessity for the publication cf a code of bye-laws. Street Isa, Ruabon, was in a deplorable sanitary condition. Although the street had been sewered two years, not one house was drained into it. He was at a loss to see why that should be, and thought there was no reason why nine-tenths of the houses should not be connected. Moss, Broughton, was still in the same condition as it was three years ago. Several people had had notices to abate nuisances, but that had no effect except in a few isolated cases. There was a want of sewers at Rhostvllen and Esclusham Below. There was a want of drains and he attributed one cr two cases of typhoid to that want.
WREXHAM TOWN COUNCIL. On Wednesday a special committee meeting, in accordance with a proposition of Alderman Lloyd at the last monthly meeting of the Council, to revise the table of fees for the cemetery was held. Alderman Beale was in the chair, and there were also present Alderman Lloyd, and Councillors S. T. Baugh, W. E. Samuel, Walter Jones, J. F. Edisbury, 1. Siione, W. Sherratt, J. W. M. Smith, surveyor, and the Town Clerk. Alderman Lloyd having referred to the object of the meeting, Mr Edisbury said his complaint was that after having paid for border stones, he had to pay for permission to put iron railings on them. Alderman Lioyd said their charges for border stones were—First class, < £ 1 10s second class, .£1 Is; and third class 10s, for only bringing in the stones. In addition to that there was 10s 6d for the Vicar, which would make up.£2 08 6d Mr Edis- bury had paid. If he had gone to the Noncon- formist or Roman Catholic ground he would only have had to pay £ L 10s. Having paid this .£2 08 6d for merely border stones and the head-stone Mr Edisbury said he intended to put up a handsome monument. He (Alderman Lloyd) thought that amount should be credited towards the cost of the monument. Mr Baugh and Mr Samuel expressed themselves of the same opinion. It was then decided that plain head-stones of granite should not exceed 2 feet in height, but if constructed of this country stone, or slate, that height may be exceeded. In the case of a person erecting a monument, the sum charged for head and border stones should be reckoned in the amount charged for ths monument. Alderman Lloyd also proposed abolishing the per centage on monuments, and placing the non- residents on the same footing as the ratepayers, the extra fees only to be charged to the non-residents in the purchase of the ground. This was seconded by Mr Walter Jones. A general conversation ensued during which it was expressed that the charges referred to prevented many persons from placing monuments in the burial ground. The resolution was carried. Some conversation followed as to the displacing oi grave stones in making new graves, who would be liable for damage. Mr Samuel said if proper care was taken this could not happen, and in cases where there was a slip the contractor would be responsible. This concluded the business of the Cemetery Committee. At four p.m. another meeting was held to take into considered what should be done with the Orchard Field and the second purchase." Upon the subject being mooted the Town Clerk asked the reporters to retire, as the meeting was "private." We have since learned Alderman Lloyd laid his scheme before the court, stating that these fields were purchased in the first instance for the purpose of carrying out a road from Hope-street to Brook-street, to meet the covering of the brook, with a view of relieving the traffic of Town Hill. He also laid on the table plans show- ing the route for the roads, and their gradients, with the cost of each street, including roads to Hill-street, St. Mark's-terrace, and the Infirmary. His estimate, including Orchard Field and second purchase, was 503 7d per yard, against the one previously brought forward by Mr Shone of 7s lid per yard. During a conversation over the inspec- tion of the plan it was proposed by Mr Baugh to accept the offer of Mr Williams, Eagle Brewery, of land at the corner of the old Three Tons, to widen the street there to feet, which was carried. It was also decided to offer the second purchase" field for sale in one lot.
FOOTBALL. FORESTERS v. RUABON.—A match will be played be- tween the above cluba on the ground of the former, in Gwprsyllt Park, on Saturday (to-day). Kick off at 3 p.m. Threepence admission will be charged. GROSVESOR FOOTBALL CLUB.—The football season having come to a cloae, the Grosrenor Football Club sends an account of their very successful season, as will be seen by the following figures :—Number of matcnes played 16, won 14, lost 1, and 1 diawn, and have obtained 55 goals and lost 9. The largest number of goals obtained in ouo match being 7. It is only fair to state that the match that was lost was pLtyeJ with a verYlinferior teac, and we have no doubt had the return mmcii uuen pi&yeu, uun* uja ion loss couiu uui r ave been rogaiaol, they wjuld fchVi at I a,,t been equal to their oppoxiea's.
THE WELSH CHALLENGE CUP. The first season of the Welsh Football Association is now closed with the Challenge Cup. That difficulties should arise, is only what any of our readers may expect in an association like the above, but we hope all animosity and bad feeling will pass away, and when the next season comes round the experience of the past will prove beneficial. We have no doubt the association will do a great deal of good in creating a love for this manly game, while it is conducted by gentlemen. Mr Evan Murris, Mr Cooper, and Mr Ll. Kenrick, have taken a great deal of interest in the affairs of the Association, the last two especially, having devoted considerable time; and we must not forget the services rendered by Mr Mills. The game of football has taken deep root in ttiis district, Wrexham furn.shing two teams, but unfortun- ately, they were drawu against erfch other in the first ties. According to the conditions, the winner of the cup will hold it for twelve months, each player of the winning team receiving a gold medal, the second club will receive an illuminated certificate. The first tie was played on Saturday, October 30, 1877, between the Druids and Newtown, at Ne wtow-u. There were 19 clubs entered, but two of them, the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers and the Swansea scratched, the former to Llangollen, and the latter to Aberystwitb. The five ties were played in the followiag order :— FIRST TIE. Druids beat Newtown (1), four to none. Wrexham beat Civil Service (Wrexham), three to One. Bangor beat Carnarvon, one 10 none, Newtown Stars beat Ruabon, one to none. Oswestry beat Chirk, twelve to none. Foresters beat Northwich (1), four to none. Corweu beat Bala (2), one to none. Swansea scratched to Aberystwith. 23rd Welsh Fusiliers scratched to Llangollen. Eh jsllanerchrugog, a bye. In this tio it will be noticed that two of the clubs played one undecided game, and the Corwen and Bala two before winning. The Druids, at Newtown, where the first tie was played, only succeeded in scoring their goal three mmutes before the call of time, thus making it a. draw. The Foresters, in their second game at home, wou easily by four goals to none, but at North- wich neither scored a goal. In the first two undecided games between Bangor aud Corwen no goal was scored, aud in the third it was no runaway game, oae to none being tho result. SECOND TIE. Bangor beat Corwen, seven to none. Foresters beat Llangollen, two to one. Wrexham beat Oswestry (I), two to none. Druids beat KI102, three to none. White Star beat Aberystwith (1), scratched. In the secoud tie the Wrexham club played their only undecided game, whilst the Druids won in one match in this tie only. After the first match between White Star and Aberystwiih, the latter retired. THIRD TIE. Wrexham beat Foresters, eight and one disputed to none. Druids boat Newtown Stars (U), three to none. Bangor, a bye. The Diuids, in this draw, had to play two undecided games with the Newtown Stars. Trie first, at Plasmadoc, resulted in a goal e ich. The second game was played at Newtown, and resulted in one goal for Newtown, but it was disputel by the Druid", and the committee decid- ing in the Druids' favour, it resulted in a draw. In the third trial the nutch was played at Oswestry, the umpires and referee being chosen by the Association Committee, when tho Druids won by thiee goals to none. FOURTH TIE. Druids beat Bangor (1), one to none. Wrexham, a bye. Agiiu the Druids failed in their first game, which, according to previous arrangement, was plaved at Wrex- ham. After playing the usual time neither scored. The next game came off at Kliyl, aad on this occasion, when time was cailed, no goal had been scored. Both agreed to play half-an-hour longer, fifteen minu'es cachNvay, when the Druids, in the ia.,t had, scored a goal. THE FINAL TIE. "Wrexham beat The Druids, one to none, and won the cup. These clubs from the couimet cement of the CUD ties had been named to play the final off, and although the Druids in some of the matches had great trouble to pull through, yet they proved themselves very strong on Saturday. It does appear Strang* from their play intfce 1) L final tie that, they should have had such dilficu:th>s iu winning their previous games. With the exception of the Druids, Wrexham defeated tile two best clubs in the association, Oswestry and Civil Service, with one undecided game. Thus, according to public performance, the odds were in favour of the Wrexham club. The game, by the kind permission of Sir R. A. Cunliffe, was played on Acton Park, in the presence of about 1,500 spectators j sixpence being charged for admission. The ground wai iu capital order considering the inclement weather of the tew previous days, and the committee left nothing uadoao- to give each team fair play. The grass hali been cut in places and the ground was well rolled, roped and staked. The length inaked out was 120 yards by 7t;. To assist the police in keeping the ground there were three stewards appointed from each of the following clubs :-N*frext):im, Druids, Iiuabon, and Foresters. Four o'clock was the time fixed for the kick off, bus it was some minutes after before the teams arrive on the ground, each club being well received. The following were tho players: WREXHAM— E. Phennah. C. Murless. T. W. Davies. E.Evans.sen. E. A Cross. A. Damcts. I C. Eclwards. E. Evans. J. Davies. H. Loxkam. J. Price. o DRUIDS— E. Vaughan. Dr. Grey. C. Kc-tley. J. Jones. £ r. F. Thompson. E. Bowen. W. Williams. H. Morris. 'I LI. Kenrick. J. Powell. E. Roberta. The Druids won the tos-I and selccfed the goal with the wind in their iarour, which was blowing diagonally across the ground towards the Iodize. From the commencement it was easily seen that it would not be a one-sided affair, but a well-fought game. The Druids' forwards, exhibiting some splendid parsing and dodging tactics, frequently attacked the Wrexham goal, the backs, however, were able to save it, rond on one or two occasions the Wrexham forwards reached (he Druids goal, but the p!ay during the first half was mostly in the Wrexham end. Dr Grey, G. F. Thorn on, "J;(ck," and Little Vaughan worked hard, but with all their combined dasttiitg play, the Wrexham backs held their own, arid when half-time was called neither had scored. After the change of endi Wrexham had the advantage of the win i, when it was soon apparent that, the Wrex- ham defence was good but their attacking power weak. Wrexham three half-backs against the wind ws all right, but with the wind in their favour we think if thev had put another centre with Price they would have done better, the Druids' backs closmg in on h.m whenever he had a chance. Evans, junr., made some capital ceniie shots, but there was no one there to take them on. The passing all round was splendid. As it was the unanimous opinion that we should have another drawn game, and enquiries were being made whether they would plity on half-an-hour longer, but two minutes before the call of time a corner kick fur WreX- ham was entrusted to B A. Cross, who kicked it in front of the goal, and after a good scrimmage, tha Druids succeeded in gutting it out, when Evans, juur., returned the ball, and after another fight, the Wrexhjtmites suc- ceeded in taking the ball and tno goalkeeper through, amidst" great cheering, just one minute before tiaae was called. The Wrexham ream played a splendid game, and the players who most disungui bed themselves were Evan- Price, and L jxham amongst the ft;: wards, and E. A. Croo, Evans, and Murless, the b.icks. For (he Druids, Vaughan, "Ja.ck," Dr Grey, Thomson, L'. K emick, and c. BiL," played in finefoino. The umpires were chosen by the committee, Mr J. M. Morn. Shrews- bury; Mr T. Hingle, DitrNven referee, Mr J. W. Thomas, Stoke-oa-Treut.
BASCHURCH STEEPLECHASES. I This popular meeting came off on Tuesday, and was, like its predecessor?, a great puceess. It hss always been the fortune of these rac's to be uudor able and energetic management, and this year was no exception to the rule. The stewards were—Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart, M.P., Sir Vincent Corbet, Bart., Colonel Lloyd (Aston), C. J. Wing- field, Esq. (Onslow), and Montagu Hulton Harrop, Esq., three of whom are masters of foxhounds, which fact, combined with their great popularity as Euch, should go far to ensure a good meeting. But perhaps no number of popular stewards would effect this without an hon. secretary and clerk of the course, who took great interest in the matter, and whose heart is in his work. In this respect Baschurch races are fortunate, for no mancouid I display greater zeal, industry, and energy than Mr Walford, of Ruyton Towers, who is de fucto the life and sou! of the meeting, and who has now had the management of it for six years. With the excep- tion of an occasional cloud, which threatened rain, the weather was beautifully fine, though cold, and the course, the same as last year, was in capital condition. There was a large company, both on foot and in carriages, on the course. Amongst those present we noticed—Viscount Newport, M, P., Hon. Geoffrey Hill, Sir Vincent Corbet, "Bart., and party, Sir Henry and Lady Harnage and party, Colonel and Lady Francis Lloyd, Hon. Mrs Cotton, Mr and Mrs Hunt and party, Major and Mr6 Stuart and party, Mr A. P. Lloyd (Leaton Knolls), Mr and Mrs Sitwell, Mr and Mrs Hulton Harrop, uaptain tibakerley, Colonel and Mrs Edivards, Mr S. K. Mainwaring, Colonel Harries, Colonel Jenkins, Captain Mostyn Owen, Captain F. A. 'W. Whitmore, Captain J. Cotes, Mr W. M. Sparrow, Mr Lyde Benson, Mr Sparling, Mr G. Fcrester, Mr R. h. L. Burton, Mr and Mrs R. E. L. Burton, Mr Mostyn Owen, Mr E. Wright, Mr Walford, Mr C. Wingfield, Mr and Mrs Spencer Phillips, Mr C. B. Robinson, Mr P. O. Gil], Mr W. Gill, &c., &c. The following was the order of running A FARMERS PLATE of óOsovs, for hunters, bona-flde th. property of tenant farmers, occupying not less tbanSOacrcf,, of land; to be ridden by gentlemen, farmer?, or sflTk?J" who have never ridden for hire. Four years old, lest 3ibs five Ilst. 811), six and aged, 12st. 31bs. Winners, cueel <)bs; twice. 141bs extra. About 3 miles. Mr K. Castle s b g Taffy, aged, 13st 31b Mr Trewent 1 5; o (^llc's sbh Lancewood, 13st 31b Own-r S'-mth's bm Elmma, I2st loib Mr J. Webster 3 Betting: 6 to 4 on Taffy, 5 to 2 agst Lancewood, 4 to 1 a.g:zt Elti)ina.-Tbe favourite took the lead and kert it till the finish, winning by two lengths. Elmiua refused"early in the race. J THE RUYTOX AMATEUR STEEPLE CHASE, of 5 sove ea-b (2 sovs. forfeit to the fund), w th 50 sovs added for hunters regularly hunted with Sir W. W. Wynn's, North bhropsKiK. or Shrewsbury Hounds, and bona-Jide the pro- perty of gentlemen residing within the limUs of the abeT. hunts. 12jt each. Winners, once, 711)s. twice, 14.1bs. Gentlemen riders or members of the above hunts. About 3 miles. Mr if. Whalley's b g Slithy Tove, aged, 13st 51b Mr Harold Lee's blk m Maid of Erin, 5 yrs, 12st ?>' Beatty's b g His Grace, aged, 13st Owner S Mr Rowland Hunt's b m Mad Bess, aged 12st 0 J' Tinley Barton's The Dove, aged, iSst. a \rr w p.,?,111,'8 cl1 ? The Monk, aged, 12st 0 Mr VS Gill sb g llauglimond, 6 yrs, 12st 71b e uettmg 2 to 1 agst The Monk, 3 to 1 agst Slithv Tov* 5 to 1 agst His Grace, 6 to X agst Maid of Erin, and 10 to 1 tahniy rdo.th,-r.-A good race; won by four lengths; a bad third. THE UNITED HUNT CUP, of 50 sovs, for hunters that XTXV^> CC,EN rt>r.u]arly hunted with Sir W. W. Wvnn'g North Shropshire, or Shrewsbury Hounds, aud bona-Jlde the property of farmers tradesmen, innkeepers, or their sons, and to be ridden by the same, or gentlemen rders who have nevt-r ridden far hire. Four year oid, lost ,?.ix aild aSed--12st. Slbs. Winners' once' 1010s. twice, 21 lbs. extra. About 3 mile*. Mr J. W. Minton's bg Osman, 6 yrs, 12st 31b.Mr F Jacobs Mr Whitfmgham's ch m Mary Stuart, 5 yrs, list sib Reminewav Mr T. Briscoe's b m Orange Blossom, aged I3st. lolb. -M- T W n 1 Mr G. S. Lowe S MrE. Wadlow s b m Alice, ajed, lost 31b n Mr J. K. Birch's r m Noll Gwynne. 6 yrs, l'?st 31b 0 Mr T. Lloyd's br m Baroness, aged, 12st 31b o Mr Humphreys's br m Busy B, 5 yrs, list 81b.„ 0 Betting: Even on Baroness, 5 to 2 agst Alice, and 8 to 1 agst Osman and Mary Stuart.-Osman made the running and won easily; a length between second and third. ° 1HE SHROPSHIRE OPEN HUNT STEEPLE CHASE of 5 sors. each (2 sovs. forfeit to the fund), with bij sova added. Four years old, 10st. 31))5.; five, list. SIbs.; six and aged list. 31bs. A\ inners, ïlbs.; twice or 100 sove lOlbs or 200 sovs. HILs. extra. To be ridden by -eitle- men, farmers, their sons, or any one who has never ridden for hire.. About 3 miles. Mr k. castle s 0 sr faffy, aged, 12st 131b Mr Trewent 1 l s m aged, 12-t 131b.. Mr <i Lowe Mi J. Hollands ch g Bickerton, 5 yrs, list sib Mr R. K. Mainwaring'sch m Jeanne d'Arc.Mr F. E?Cotton 0 Betting 5 to 4 on Taffy. 5 to 2 aa-st Virniew, and fi to I r "«t the other two.-Taffy led the way, but was caught by Virn £ >w at the end of the firsc round the favourite, however soon regained his position, which he retained, and won bv a length and a half; a bad third. Bickcrton was pulled up tae second time round. THE RED COAT OPEN STEEPLE CHASE PL ATE of 40 sovs., for bona JUe hunters that have never won a steenle chase, tU. race, or hurdle race, at the time of starting. Jost. each. To be ridden in proper hunting costume Gentlemen riders, or members of Sir W W Wynn'^ the Cheshire, Shrewsbury, or North Shropshire hunts. About 3 miles. ir ;V sKatertato, 5 years, 13st.Mr G S. Lowo 1 ^r-k' R- B"lkeley s b g Clayton, aged, 13st Owner 2 Mr Harold Lee's ch g May Boy, 6 years, 13st.Cnpt. Baldwin 3 Mr A. Darby s ch g Elrnsall, aged, 13st a Mr R. K. Mainwaring's ch m Dentelle. 6 years', 13st' • Mr Owen Walcot's b g The Knight. aged,13st ilb Mr R. Stott Milne's b m by Hazelnut. 6 years, 13st 0 tf etrujff: I-,ven on Kartcrfelto, 4 to 1 agst Clayton, b to 1 aest May Bov. G to I agst Elmsall.-Several mishaps occurred in .IiiF race, the mare by Hazelnut fell at a stiff fence opposite the enclosure, and her rider, Mr Kytun, was sever, lv though it is hoped, not dangerously, hurt. A good race between the first two. THE GALLOWAY RACE of 20 sovs., for horses not cxceed- bands. 10st 71bs. each. Winners, once, 71bs.: twice. 141ba extra. About 3 miles. J- H^"d'ch ,m "TV-85' f'yrs-llst Mr G. S. Lowe i- nzht s ch 8 Rockmgh-im, aged, list Mr Harrier Mr F. Bower'sb g Cardinal, < rs, list Mr J. Webster Eveuou Rockinglnte, 5 to 4 aarst Du.-shere, and to l ag.-t Caruina,. I ho D-iche- who levlinar. fell in the hrst time round, but Mr Lowe picked himself up and [e'a° in very brLf titll8, ultiinitely winding by a Ion* le:d. THE OPEN STEEPLE CHASE PLATE of 25 sovs for horses beaten at tiiis meeting. Weights and conditions same as Shiopshire Open Huut Steeple Chase. Mr J. K. Birch's Nell Gwynne. 12st 31b Mr R. Hushes 1 Mr F. V. Beatty's His Grace, 12st 131b Owner 2 Betting ti to 4agst Nell Gwynne, who won after a closely coutc-sted race.
girtl)st Jrlarriagcs, antr eais. V Announcements under this head must be accompanied by the name and address of the sender. Anyadditio.. to the simple notice must be paid for at the rate o one shilling for three lines. BIRTHS.. V JONES On the srthult., at No. 2, Heublas-street, Wrex- ham, the wife of Mr Edwin Jones, of a son. ROBERTS-On the 20tli ult., at Abererch Tannery, near Pwllheli, the wife of Captain Evan Roberts, ship Snow, donia, of a son. ROBEHTS-On tùe 2nd iust., the wife of Robert Roberts, juu., Abbot's Cottage, Chester, of a daughter. RADNOR On the f,rd inst., at Midsummer Norton, ilie wife of the Rev. William Radnor, of a son. MAERrAGES. HAMER-EDW ALD.3-0n the 2nd inst., at Fitzclareuc#- street Chapel, Liverpool, by the Rev. David Williamse David Hamer, draper, Llnnidloes. to Sarah, daughter of Robert Edwards, Glandulas Farm, Llanidloes. THOMAS-PAR nY-On the 2nd inst., at St. Mtry's, Chirk, by the Rev. F. H. Thompson, R. R. Thomas, of Plasy-y-Garth, Glyneeiriog, to Mary, daughter of tile late Thomas P"rry, of Chirk. DEATHS. BIRCH-On the 1st inst., Albert Edward, youugest son o Hichard and Ellen Birch, Elephant and Castle Iun. Charles-street, Wrexham, aged 1 year aud 4 months. CART WRIGHT On the 24th ult., at Plas G%,yned(t, Llztu- dudno, aged 75, Samuel Cartwright, Esq., formerly of Preston. DODD-On the 1st inst., at Hail-street, Rhos, David, son.1 Joseph Dotid, aged 2 years. DAVIES Oa the 28th ult., X-ri John Davies, of Prion, near Deubigh, aged GO years. EVANS-On the 1st inet., at Australia-street, Rhos, John iufant son of Elizabeth Evans. GRIFFITHS-Ou the 1st., at Ty Gwyn, Richard Crmht aged 71 years. GREEN-On the 1st inst., very suddenly, Mr Robert Green, tinman. High-street, Denbigh, agad 63 years. JONES-Onthe 3rd inSt., at Rhos, Mr John Jones ,-rcnur aged 52 years. M > MORI SON On the 1st inst., aged 26, at 10, King-street. Wrexham, James Morison, second sou of Mr J. Morion architect and surveyor. OWENS-On the 29th ult., at Tanylan, Ruabon. Annie iD- fant daughter of Peter Lewis Owens. PIIILLIPS-On the 31st ult., at Rhos, Sarah, wife of Jolm Phillips, aged 34 years. FRTCE On the 38th ult., at Holly House, TwicWaam. Ja.no,;widow of the hte J. E. Price, of Wrexham- 3gei 703 years. a PHILLIPS—On the 1st inst,, at the W'hitegate Farm near Malpas, Cheshire, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr William Pitillipy, aged 68 years. HAVENsCEOFT—On the 31st ult., at his residence, Ling S,J.pUie' ear1' a=cd57.^» Kavensewf*, Esq., J.P. RIDDER On the 30th ult., Gerard Ulric, a~ed 44, youngest soft of thu late J. F. A. De Ridder, formerly of Demerara. J ROBERTS-On the 28lh ult., John Roberts, for 33 yean schoolmaster and parish clerk of Fentrevoelas, aged* years. Much and deservedly respected. ROBERTS-Ou the 1st inst, at Rock-Road, Rhosvmedre Thomas Roberts,tged 76 y< ars. ROGEMS-On the Isc inst., at Chapel-street. Rhosymedre Kate, daughter of John Rogers, aged 4 years. ROBERT^—On the 27jh ult., at A b>rt.terrace, Vale-street, LeW'S' the be:oved :lnd«fr child ot Mr P. Ler.is Roberts, aged4years and 4 months. SILLKJJY—On the 31st uli aged 9 months, Ernest IKY. nolds, youngest son of W. Sillery, plumber, Gresford. THOMAS-On ih- 1st inst., at Rhos, Elizabeth, widows Edvvaru Thomas, u^ei 6! jvar:
RUSSIAN THREATS TO roumania. father correspondence respecting the a Fairs -Turkey was issued by the Foreign-office on Thu ,tlav P°rt* -ai;e •s'iven of conversations be.weel the Ivouinama-n agent in St. Petersburg aud j'riaSI Uortachakoff The latter insists on the retrocession of Le-saiabian Moldavia, and refuses to allow a IV dis- cussion o, the question takin- ulace in a Co 3reea. He reminds the agent that, notwithstanding Konm'S clamour, tne i^UoSian decision is irrevocable, and chat if it is not aliovc-d Kussia will take Bessarabm by foitse, lhen tae l^ussiau Cnancvllor threatens that it the Principality protests against the passage ,.f Kussian troops through ivouuiania, or opposes it, tho (Vrwffl' immediately occupy the country and tlw ivouinanian army.
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NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK.—On Thursday the local franca of the National Provincial Bank of England commenced business in their spacious new premises in Hope-street. MARCH FAIR" commenced on Thursday, the Beast Market being well filled with the usual collection of shows, shooting galleries, swing-ooats, and roundabouts. For an hour's real enjoyment we would recommend the visitor to Mr George Wall's phantoscope exhibition. The sketches and ghost illusions are well produced, and the trans- formation scene, in its ten changes, is really a clever work of art. Next Monday is "DyJd Llun Pawb." SIIITHFIELD CATTLE FAIB.—There was a large attendance at the fair on Thursday, and the quantity of stock was considerably above the average. Fat rattle realised prices from .£20 to ■ £ 25 10s; milch cow and calf, £12 to JBIG; calves, 373 to GGs sheep, 51s to 69s; "Welsh, 37s !o 40s; ordinary store pigs, 25s to 353 8ucking pigs, 21s 6i to 18s; fat pigs, 9s per score. There v.-as a fair number of horses, some of them verv fine animals, but they changed owners very slowly, owing no doubt to the high prices asked. THE CORPORATION- ACCOUNTS.—The half-yearly audit of the borough accounts took place on Satur- day iu the council chamber, and lasted from ten o'clock a.m. till one p.m. The auditors were Alderman Smith, appointed by the Mayor, and Messrs W. Snape and W. Garratt-Jones, elective auditors. There were six ratepayers present re- presenting the ratepayers' association, who asked numerous questions respecting the accounts but made no objection to any item. After carefully going through the books and vouchers the auditors expressed their satisfaction with the same, and signed them. Mr Hugh Davies, president of the association, also signified his satisfaction with tne au it, and made notes of what he considered to be If Munieipal Extravagance." THE WARDROPER BROTHERS IN WREXHAM.— These gentlemen were announced to give two 01 their enter- tainments in the Public Hall, the first on Friday evening1 and the;second to-nuht (Saturday). The press generally archie in their enconiuuis of the abilities of these artists and their amusing delineations of characters "Those who have witnessed their nutuval embodiments," says one of the lead- ing provincial newspapers of the South of England, and rajid transitions of appearance, would scarcely creo.it ^hc innumerable matters of detail to be considered bctorc that completeness of perfection so remarkable, can be arrived at." THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY.—In our advertising columns will bo found the balance-sheet of this flourishing company. Two years ago the directors severed the Ordinary business from the Industrial business, and since that time the two branches have been carried on with extraordinary ruccess. Greater public confidence was obtained and there has been a vast influx of business. The new business in the Ordinary department last year embraced 3,833 policies, producing a new annual premium income of .£17,144 18:3 6d. Tkis brings up the premium income to £9;:I,;i!J2, an increase preceding year. In the industrial branch the new premium income was £75:407, making the year's income £1,27,S33, the increase being1 The Insurance Record says the report shows a measure of progress altogether without parallel.