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t^ratosmsir's ^bbr*ss*s. THE QLD TEA WAR E H 0 USE, FAMILY GROCERY, FOREIGN & COLONIAL STORES, 14, HIGH-STREET, WREXHAM. C. K. BENSON, PROPRIETOR. These STORES are established to supply tlte jublic with TEAS, COFFEES, SPICES, FOREIGN AND COLONIAL GOODS, GENERAL GROCERIES, &c., &0., At Merchant Prices. ARRIVAL OF THE NEW SEASON TEAS. THE New Season's arrival of FINE TEAS from China are again exceedingly large, while the excellent quality of former years is fully maintained. The most delicate taste of connoisseurs will be gratified by the superior character of lone of the INDIAN TEAS which have arrived, resembling the old choice Kaisow-so highly appreciated by the con- sumers of the nner classes of TEA. The following qualities are well worth special notice :— BENSON'S TEA 1/6 A Pure Congou. BENSON'S TEA. 1/8 A Ifine Kaisow Congou. BENSON'S TEA 1/10 A Choice Mixture, rich in flavour. BENSON'S TEA.2/- A Delicious Breakfast Congou. BENSON'S TEA 2/6 A high-class Tea, which is especially recommended. BENSON'S This is a perfect Tea of great strength and sterling quality. BENSON'S TEA.3 1- This is a splendid Souchong Tea, rich in flavour, and unsurpassed at the price. BENSON'S TEA 3/3 A Mixture of choice China and Indian Teas. BENSON'S TEA 3/4 The finest Mixture of Teas that can be produced. This is the Prince of Teas, aud cannot be surpassed. BENSON'S TEAS Are the BEST, the PUREST, and CHEAPEST. BENSON'S MOTTO— QUALITY is the STANDARD of VALUE." THE unparalleled success which has marked the progres .L of C. K. Benson's business from year to year is the resul of his practical knowledge ef Tea, and of the exercise o proper care in the selection of stock, which enables him to æB TEAS and COFFEES of superior quality at merchants' prices. COFFEES. BENSON'S MOTTO— "QUALITY is the TEST of CHEAPNESS." BENSON'S COFFEES Are carefully selected. BENSON'S COFFEES Are perfectly roasted. BENSON'S COFFEES Have a rich mountaim flaronr. BENSON'S COFFEES Can be had ground w Ungrotmd, BENSON'S TEAS AND BENSON'S COFFEES Are confidently recommended, being selected with the greatest regard to quality. TAKING QUALITY as the STANDARD of VALUE JL and the TEST of CHEAPNESS, C. K. BENSON con- idently states that Goods purchased at his stores cannot be nupassed by any stores, firm, or company in the Kingdom. BENSON'S STOCK OF FRENCH, ITALIAN, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL GOODS CANNOT BE SURPASSED. CK BENSON tenders his sincere thanks to his numerous customers for their constantly increasing support and ecteasive recommendations; and they may rest assured that S orders entrusted to him will continue to hare prompt attention. DELIVERY OF GOODS. CK BENSON delivers all Orders, Free of Charge, by his own Vans, or by Carrier, or Carriage Paid to the *M*«8t Railway Station. BMtMSt Railway Station. Orders per Post, Carrier, or Messenger, will have imme- diate attention. HOURS OF BUSINESS. Tinrqx> STORES are opened at 8 a.m., and closed at 7 p.nT; on Thursdays at 8.30 p.m., and Saturdays at 10.30 p.m. N.B.—They will be entirely closed on the four days set apart as Bank Holidays. C. K. BENSON, TEA DEALER AND FAMILY GROCER, 14, HIGH-STREET, 30 WREXHAM. j ttnfth. WANTED, a General Servant with good character.—Ap- TV ply at Osburee Bouse, Hirdir, Wrexham. 853f DRESSMAKERS.—"Wanted a practical person as dre. raaker.4PP'y to Lunt and Griffiths, Free Trade Hall, lilhyl. 8080 A PUSHING AGENT is offered a valuable Commission.— Machine Oil" at Horncastle's Central Advertisement Offices, 61, Cheapside, Loudon, WANTED, a person of intelligence and respectability to obtain orders for a New Work on the great question of the day.—Apply William Mackenzie, City-road, Chester. 769c WANTED, Certificated Master for Llandyrnog National School. Knowledge ol music indispensable. Liberal Salary.-Apply to the Rector of Llandyrnog, Denbigh. 06&I OTIC E.-TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.—J. 1.1 Roberts and Co., Silk Mercers, Argyle-street, Birken- head, have a VACANCY for a Respectable well educated Youth as an Apprentice. 8lib APARTMENTS wanted for a permanency by a single .Lx- gentleman a Furnished Sitting-room and Bedroom.— Apply with terms (which must be inclusive) to K. M., Guardian Office, Wrexham.. f GROCERS AND PROVISIONS.—Wanted, by a youn man, a situation In the country. Six years' experience, and 18 mouths' reference from present employer, J. D., 20, Bedford Place, Bootla, Liverpool^ S22o WANTED, in October next, a Working Bailiff on a mixed farm of rather over 300 acres. Wife to take charge of dairy (no cheese made) and poultry.—For full particulars apply to Bennett S. Roberts, Burton Hall, Rossett, near Wreoham. D d. HOUSE TO LET ill Trafalgar-road, Wrexham.—Apply jjL to John Oliver, Roderick-terrace, Wrexnam. 199g A HOUSE to LET, at St. Mark's Terrace, Hope-street, Wrexham. £ 20 per annum.—Apply to Dr Eyton Jones, Grosvenor Lodge. 386d TO LET, No. 88, Wrexham Fecban, Wrexham. Immediate possession.—Apply to Mr J. Allington Hughes, solicitor, Wrexham. 639g TO BE LET. near to Chester-street, Wrexham, 4l HOUSE containing two reception rooms, five bedrooms, kitchen &c., and two good cellars. Rent, ZIO 10a.-Apply, K.G. Guardian Office, Wrexham. o TO BE LET, and entered upon immediately, a first-class HOUSE, with Garden attached, No. 7, Derby-road Terrace, Hightown.—For particulars, apply Guardian Office, Hope-street, Wrexham. 660c jf5"| Q HOUSES TO LET.—Oldacre-terrace, Trevor- oUlO street. Kitchen, Sitting and three Bedrooms, Scullery, Pantry, W.C Yard, and Garden. Gas and water laid on.—Address, W. J. Leigh, The Priory. 858d PWLLHELI, North Wales.—TO BE LET, Furnished, a Detached VILLA RESIDENCE, drawing and dining- room, five bedrooms, two kitchens, pantry, and large garden in front. A splendid view ot the Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire mountains and Cardigan Bay. Finest beach in the Principality safe bathiag at all timee.-Apply to T. Price, White Horse Inn, Wrexham. 821b WOOLLEN CLOTHS. WOOLLEN CLOTHS. "TD ARTHUR DAVIS, Denbigh, has now ready for Sale XV. a very extensive Stock of New Wooflen Cloths made apecially for himself by some of the leading Scotch Manu- facturers, Shrunk, and of the Newest Patterns, which will be sold as usual at small profits,for Ready Cash. 451g
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DIOCESAN ORGANISATIONS. Chapter Week at St. Asaph is a time for un- folding the year's gleanings for sound Church work, and the progress the various diocesan societies have made. We fear the enthusiastic supporters of the different organisations must feel considerably downcast at the poor harvest of the year. Clergymen are as prone to forget the claims of them as are the laity. The tale of the monies received reveals black marks against many parishes. Ministers seem to be loath to exert themselves on behalf of the societies which in many parishes are absolutely ignored. With the representative heads of the Church thus passive and indifferent it is hardly likely that the Church organisations are thoroughly understood and acknowledged by the peodle. Last year we ventured to indicato the responsibilities of Churchmen in regard to these excellent societies, and we must again, at the risk of being tedious, dwell upon the painful subject of clerical indifference. It is unpalatable to the clergy that they are doing amiss by their self-complacency in regard to these matters. But so it i?. In glancing through the printed lists of contributions to the various societies we feel ashamed at the number of parishes which are returned nil, and of others who sport their generosity upon the shoulders of a single generous benefactor. In the last year we find that the total amount contributed by all parishes to the societies was Xl,662 1 93. Id., the Widows and Orphans receiving £ 281 2s. 7d., the Church Building Society .£312 Os. 3d., the Church Extension Society .£697 153. 5d., and the Diocesan Board of Education zC372 Os. lOd. Summarised the various deaneries contributed as follows I St. Asaph «5» 11 7 Caedewen. 87 19 0 Denbigh 140 18 9 Dyffryn Clwyd 61 8 7 Holywell 162 17 10 Llanfyllin 35 11 10 Llangollen 49 12 6 I Llanrwst I., 55 2 8 Mold 107 6 4 Oswestry 129 8 4 Penllyn and Edeirnion 56 13 11 Welshpool 271 5 4 Wrexham. 281 2 5 Total 1662 19 1 I. Total 1662 19 1 Carefully analysing the statistics we find that no less than 96 parishes contribute nothing to the I Church Extension Society 85 give nothing to the Board of Education 87 do not recognise the Church Building Society, and 66 parishes ignore the claims of the Widows and Orphans fund. These are most deplorable facts, and should make a deep impression upon delinquent clergymen. In some parishes a rich and generous resident saves the reputation of his parish by a liberal I donation, but the principle is wrong and not I worthy of toleration. For instance the wealthy parish of Ruabon is saved from shame only 8Y the subscription of £100 from Sir Watkin j W. Wynn. Surely here the clergy are not doing their duty towards the societies there should be offertories and general subscriptions, for where ¡ they are not found apathy aud lukewarmuess must reign in the Church. At L'angollen too we find that Mr. Wagstaff saves the reputation of the town by his solitary subscription of JB20. In Holywell deanery we observe that ten parishes do not support the Education Board, nine ignore the Church Extension Society, eight the Building Society, and four the Widows and Orphans Society. In Llanrwst deanery there is equal supinenesa, and we might quote other deaneries to their discredit. Some parishes are content to do nothing for these organisations, for instance— Llandegla, Llanfynydd, Ilengoed Kiunerley, Moreton, Bettwe, Frongoch, Gwyddelwern, L'anJ- rillo, Llanycil, Lla.vr-y-Bettws, Rhosygwalia, Penrhos, Brouiugton, Threapwood, and other places have not thought it a duty to cast one mite into the diocesan treasury. The meagre support in other parishes must be attributed to a want of thought, and we believe that when the printed lists are scanned by manyof the clergy they will blush at the figure cut by their parishes. A warm interest should be evoked by the ministers' appeals for sympathy and support for such excellent mediums to promote the welfare of the Church in Wales. As the lengthy report of the meetings in our issue showed, the various societies are effecting great good for the educational and religious: advancement of the masses. They are established upon sound principles, and command the support of Churchmen of all shades of opinion. Their operations extend to the remotest corners of the diocese, and appeals for assistance from any quarter meet with careful cociideration and as generous treatment as the funds will permit. We hope the renewed appeals which are about to be made will result in largely increasing the funds, that the operations of the organisations may become more extensive and meet the pressing demands for help in poor and populous district?.
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NOTES OF THE WEEK. Nothing tends so much to improve and set off a town as a regular and somewhat uniform series of buildings and very few towns present such broken and irregular streets as does Wrexham. In the interest, therefore, of the borough generally it behoves the Council to see that the bye-laws passed for improving this should be strictly adhered to. Unfortunately, however, there is a growing pro- pensity to outwink the bye-laws, and in some instance to perpetuate these glaring faults in the architecture of Wrexham. Bye-laws, it is true, have been passed preventing this, but too often they are evaded, are evaded so long that compli- ance with them can only be carried out at con- siderable expense, and often a resort to law. That this is so was apparent at the meeting of the I General Purposes Committee, on Wednesday, when plans were submitted of buildings then in the course of construction and even finished. All this, however, has now been put a stop to, if the sur- veyor only carrys out the resolution which then received the sanction of the committee. By it the surveyor has power to stop the building of any house, &c., above the ground until the plans have been formally passed by the authority. This is an important and very desirable resolution. When the Legislature is doing so much to give the power to improve away the old rookeries, surely the townspeole themselves ought to do what they can to prevent their being perpetuated. The improvements that the Wrexham Market Hall Company have undertaken are such as do credit to the enterprise of the townsmen, but. we fear the directors are somewhat narrow-minded in their operations. It is admitted by all that a golden opportunity will have been lost if an attempt is not now made to widen Henblas-street. It is a thoroughfare that has at present much traffic, regulated under great disadvantages, and the open- ing of the new market will add to them. Now there- fore is the opportune time for a much desired iw- provement, and we are glad that the Corporation have the matter in hand. A special meeting is convened for Monday next, when it will be pro- posed to purchase from the Market Hall Company, such portion or portions of their property as may be considered desirable for widening and improving Henblas-street, at such price and upon such terms and conditions as may be decided upon. The town will not grudge any reasonable amount that is spent with this object, and we hope the. Market Hall Company will consider the advantages that will accrue to their new undertaking and not be too exacting in handing over to the town such land as may be of general benefit to the public at large. An outbreak of diphtheria in Wrexham district caused, as our readers may be aware, an investiga- tian by the Local Government Board, and the medical officer has just given in hia report. Dr Airy tells us that North Wales seems to have suffered more from the disease than did South Wales and Denbighshire more severely than other counties in the northern portion of the Principality. From the way in which the earliest cases of diph- theria were distributed in different parts of the town among children, Dr Airy thinks it probable that the disease was spread by means of school congregations—at first the Catholic School, and subsequently others. After reviewing the position of Wrexham, and the causes which promoted the spread of the epidemic, the inspector prescribes the treatment for the future. All houses must have a good water supply, and the resort to wells be dis- countenanced as of a questionable character j there must be an abatement of nuisances from cesspits, and coaamoti privies must give place to water closets; piggeries near dwelling-houses should be i-emoved the Gwenfro brook must not be polluted, and as soon as possible covered over. These are the preventatives, but Dr Airy also prescribes for an actual outbreak.: he advises that full arrange- ments should be made at the Infirmary to secure isolation, and that the medical officer of health should be made better acquainted with cases of infectious disease. The points of recommenda- tion are not new to the Council or the Sanitary Authority, and now that the reforms needed are approved by a high authority there should be no hesitation in carrying them out. Dr Airy provides a schedule of necessary improvements, and if the town is to become invincible against such an epidemic aa the one which has been under con- aideration they must be gradually and effectively i carried out. Much good has been done by the intervention of the Birkenhead Branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in Wrexham district. Inspector Grover has struck terror in the hearts of those who fearfully torture beasts of the field and fowls of the air. His prosecutions, too, have received much attention from the local bench of magistrates, And in many cases a conviction has been obtained. The society is one deserving of the support of all friends of dumb animals, for its operations have worked numberless reforms. We observe from a return of the society for last month that there were 862 convictions for cruelties. Twenty-five offenders were committed to prison, 337 paid pecuniary penalties 76 convictions were obtained in metropolitan courts, and 286 in pro- vincial courts. The officers carefully watch the treatment to horses, donkeys, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, bears, fowls, ducks, pigeons, and wild birds. From the return we have alluded to we find that iu July 167 horses were discovered to be working in an unfit state, and 47 were being cruelly treated. The offences, included stabbing, starving, bleeding, worrying, and stoning—cruelties which a human being should shudder at. But it is not at the number of convictions that we must look for the amount of gopd the organisation effects —it is a society for the "prevention" and not for the eure" of cruelty to animals. Its operations must have a wholesome effectnpon those who trade in and work animals, and it is therefore deserving of most generous support. A subscription list has been opened at Wrexham with the object of establishing a branch of the society, but the sum received falls far short of the amount required^ Mr J. O. Bury is the honorary secretary, and we have no doubt that when the object he has in view becomes fully known he will find generous supporters to so good a cause. When will the sad differences end between the clergy of St. James', Hatcham, and the parishioners P Condemned at the bar of public opinion, and in the ecclesiastical courts, the clergy have still no hesita- tion in continuing this sad and unfortunate wrangle. The latest, and perhaps the most brazen, is the inovation of the Romish practice of using incense; and if this was to be permitted, it would be time for all Churchmen, who have hitherto looked upon these much-to-be-deplored differences at Hatcham with but regret, to bestir themselves and ask where the line is to be drawn ? Mr Tooth was not the most charitable of men, and it is evident that his successor, the Rev Malcom Maccoll, is not endowed with a surplusage of this Christian feeling. Probably had a little more of this been instilled into the veins of the two clergy- men who have now gained such an unenviable notoriety, we should have heard far less of these disgraceful scenes, which is a source of regret to all Churchmen, which have been enacted in God's temple at Hatcham. Both Mr Tooth and Mr Maccoll must have known that the inovations which they were introducing into the services of the Church of England at St. James' weredistast,o- ful to the large majority of worshipper?, and utterly epposed to the law. Then we say that Mr Tooth and Mr Maccoll knowing this, ought either to have solicited admittance to that fold of Christ's church where such things are permitted, or to have shown that feeling of charity, which ought to be found in all clergymen, and conduct the services in accord- ance with the law which they have sworn to obey. Had this been so, the country would have been spared those disgraceful wrangles a.nd disturbances which have taken place over the worship of our Divine Maker. There has been much to do about nothing over the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bill which has just received the royal assent. Its object is to stamp out cattle diseases that are undoubtedly im- ported from abroad. But another object has been assigned to the Government by Radicals of a virulent type. The Ministry has been accused of an attempt to re-impose the principles of the pro- tectionists. ÅiI. however, some Liberals, notably Earl Forteacue, disclaim any such intention on the part of the Government, we may safely discount the opinions of the rabid oppositionists. Speaking in the House of Lords, on Saturday, Earl Fortescue— who, it will be remembered, is an ex-Liberal Cabinet Minister—said that he could, on the part of the consumers and producers of meat, thank the Government for having passed the bill. The Central Chamber of Agriculture disclaimed any idea on their part to reverse the established free-trade policy of the country; what the various associations, represented by that chamber, wished to guard against was disease and not competition. He said he confidently looked forward to the time when the meat from abroad would be imported into this country as dead meat. The bill was a useful one, and he thought that, in and out of Parliament, some of the speeches made against the measure were mere electioneering clap-trap. Earl Spencer, once the Liberal Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, also had a good word to say for the bill, and expressed hit opinion that agriculturists would be gratified with it. He maintained that there had been no imputa. tions against the Government of a desire to restore the system of protection, and believed that the bill would produce uniformity of action and have a very beneficial effect. Such testimony from ex-Liberal Ministers should go for something, and we hope after it we shall hear no more clap-trap about protection" from third-rate politicians in the country. History, it is well known, repeats itself, but it is questionable whether we have a more striking exemplification of this than has just been shown in the late momentous crisis. Nearly a century ago the Ministry of All the Talents," having ignomin- uously failed to vindicate the national interests of this great country, retired from office and a Con- servative Government was entrusted with the wielding of the destinies of this great empire. England then as now, guided by the Conservatives, waged the struggle for the liberties of Europe. The Liberals, however, furious at their defeat and the success of their opponents entered into, then as now, a malignant and unpatriotic opposition to the Government. Then as now did the Liberals champion the cause of every country save their own, thereby gaining the name of the Friends of the Foreigner." Indeed in every respect the parallel is most striking, as is pointed out by Mr D. J. Wilson, unmistakeably a Liberal, in the Ninteenth Century. It Then," he says, "it was the French despot, as it is now the Russian, whom the Friends of the Foreigner never ceased to defend and adulate. Brougham raved as Mr Gladstone now raves, against the selfish doctrine of British interests." Mr Roebuck, whose manly conduct has earned the respect of all true lovers of the country, is but the Sheridan of that day. The noble- minded Sheridan, disgusted with the unpatriotic tactics of his party, severed himself from his colleagues. The Opposition truthfully adhering to their programme, sneered at his lofty oratory, and did not even hesitate to insinuate that he might have cause for his patriotic zeal. The Opposition, however, gained their just deserves. The Con- servatives, then as now, adhered to their manly and straightforward conduct for the liberties of Europe, achieving a complete success. The country was naturally not ungrateful^ and for a quarter of a century placed its destinies in the hands of the party who had so successfully conducted them in a trying ordeal. The time is probably not far distant when the country will be called upon to give its judgment upon tho" insane" conduct of the Opposition. Let the analogy which we have pointed out, as yet so truthfully apparent, be a continuation of it. The Liberals have now honestly deserved exclusion from place, as they did seventy years ago. Mr Wilson, a Liberal bear in mind, regrets that the Opposition at the present day has reproduced with painfully-curious exactitude the errors which shattered the Whig party two generations ago, and established the supremacy of the Tories for a quarter of a century." The Liberals honestly earned their then detention from office, and no one, unprejudiced, who has followed the scenes enacted within the last few years cannot but own, how much, like Mr Wilson, he may regret it, that the Liberals honestly deserve a repetition of that expulsion—and what they honestly deserve, that they surely ought to receive.
INSPECTION OF THE VOLUNTEERS.—The annual inspection and competition drill of the Denbigh- shire Volunteers will take place at Wynustay, on Tuesday next. The volunteers will travel as under —Gresford, Wrexham, and Gwersyllt by the train which leaves Chester at 11 a.m.; Denbigh, Ruthin, Corwen, and Llangollen by the train which leaves Denbigh at 8.45 Chirk volunteers by the train which leaves Chirk at 10.43 a.m. Full dress are to be worn (chacos and tunics). The Wrexham corps will fall in at 9.45 punctually. HISHOP CARET'S FUND.—At the annual meeting of the trustees of Bishop Carey's fund, held at the Palace, St. Asaph, on August 8th, the following grants were made:—To the new church at Pen-y- cae, Ruabon, .£80; to the restoration of Melverley Church. tothe restoration of St. Mark's Church, Connah's Quay, .£40; Rhos Iron Church, £25; Hightown Iron Church, Wrexham, .£15; Flint Common School Chapel..£15 (a second grant); Brymbo Infant School, .£20 Hope Clas3-room, .£10 L'angystenyn School, .£40; Llansaiutffraid ya Mechan School, .£30! Moughtrey School, .£30; Trinity School, Oswestry, .£20; Lla.nllua.n..£7á, conditionally to purchase glebe. The whole sum granted was JC440. CHURCH OF ENGLAND SUNDAY SCHOOL INSTI- TUTE.—The annual meeting of the local branch of this institute is to be held this month at Rossett. The president is the Ven. Archdeacon Wickham, and the secretary the Rev T. Vowler Wickham. The 34th annual report of the society, whose head- quarters are in London, alludes to the increasing interest which appears to ba taken in the work of Sunday schools in this deanery." It continues, The annual conference was held this year at Gwersyllt, and the committee find that changing the place at which the meeting is held is certainly on the whole advantageous, for although it may operate to keep some away on account of distance, it creates a greater inttrest in the parish in which it is held, and the number of teachers attending steadily increases. A special service, consisting of the service for the Holy Communion, and a sermon preached by the Rev D. Howell, vicar of Wrexham, from St. Matthew x. 42, was held in the parish church. The number of communicants was 130. After luncheon, the conference was held in the girls' schoolroom. The Venerable Archdeacon Wickham presided, and introduced Mr H. G. Heald, who attended as deputation from the Church of England Sunday School Institute, and gave a training lesson, and afterwards an address. Last year Wrexham was appointed a centre for the teachers' examina- tion, which was held under the superintendence of the Revs E. W. Davits and T. Vowler Wickham. The results are very encouraging. Of sixteen candidates who entered for the examiflation, three obtained irst-class aud lire second-class certifi- ( ates," HONOURS GAINED BT THE HUSSARS BAND.—At Menai Bridge jEisteddvod, the hussars band, under the leadership of Mr C. Â. Stephenson, Wrexham, competed for, and won, a prize of .£10, with silver medal for conductor. The musical selection was Rivere's fantasia, Maritana," and the band's performance gave the greatest satisfaction. Miss Pennant Lloyd invested the conductor. ENTERTAINMENT.—Dr. Lynn's medium, it will be seen by an advertisement, purposes giving his attractive entertainment at the Public Hall, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next. The per- formance consists of those marvellous demonstra- tions of slight-of-hand, which so bewilder one, and therefore all who have a fancy for unravelling such puzzles should visit this entertainment, which, we understand, is a. most wonderful one. THB BRITISH WORKMAN PUBLIC HOUSE.—Last week we reported the interesting proceedings con- nected with the Cocoa Rooms in Henblas-street and Golden Lion Passage. We are glad to learn that the expectations of the promoters have been more than realised, the takings during the first week more than doubling the estimated amount. It has been fuund necessary to erect a bar upstairs, so that customers in the three rooms on the first floor may be served with despatch. We understand that since the meeting several persons have taken shares in the company, but that about 30 shares remain to make up 200, which number it is not, we believe, proposed to exceed at present. Now that the business is fairly started we have no doubt there will be applications for shares before they are issued at a premium, as they probably will be if the business continues to prosper. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Tuesday evening, a two- hour's entertainment took place in the clubroom of the Lion Hotel, when a large number of ladies and gentlemen attended to listen to some good render- ings from the great masters. Mr Gustavus Killingworth occupied the chair, and M. Heir Walther presided at the piano. The overture, Masaniello," was to be p'.ayed, but unavoidably it was not, and M. Herr Walther gave a substitute. The chairman recited-the borrowing scene from the "Meicfeant of Venice," and the natural way in which he handled the subject elicited a round of applause, as did his Distress of a Modest Man." The pianist's Dance des fees was a very difficult piece, rendered with almost perfect exactness. The result was a determined encore, but the tax on the powers of the player was so great that he was obliged to bow and withdraw. The national anthem terminated the proceedings. WREXHAM ANCIENT ORGAN.—A correspondent of Bye-gones, Aug. 7th, 1872, says :—" According to a Gazetteer of England and Wales, temp. Charles If., 'at Wrexham is ye rarest steeple in ye 3 nations and hath ye fayrest organes in Europe, till ye late Wars in Charles ye first his raigne, whose Parlia- ment forces pulled him and them downe, with other ceremonial ornaments.' In Fyne's Ten Yeares Travell, 1617, we are told of the Towne Wrexham, bewtified with a most faire Tower, called the Holy Tower, and commended for the musical Organes iu the Church.' According to the Rev D. R Thomas's History of the Diocesc of St. Asaph, Wrexham again became famous for its Organ; and he tells us of one erected by Green in 1779, at a cost of .£360, which was reckoned the finest at that time in the diocese, with the exception of that in the Cathedral. Chester Courant. THE CUNLIFFE MEMORIAL WINDOW.—An ad- journed vestry was held in the parish church on Wednesday, at noon, to receive the designs sent iu for the memorial window which is to be erected in commemoration of the vicariate of the Rev Canon Cunliffe. There were present the Rev D. Howell, vicar, in the chair; Dr Williams and Mr T Williams churchwardens; Mr T. Painter, Mr Sisson, Mr j Evan Morris, Mr T. Bury, Mr J. O. Bury, and the vestry clerk, Mr J. Bury. A number of artistically arranged designs were produced, and it was stated that they had been submitted to Canon Cunliffe for selection. He wrote recommending No. 2 design, sent in by Messrs Ward and Hughes, Soho, London, and upon the motion of Dr Williams, this was approved of. The scriptural representations pourtray Christ blessing little children," Our Lord with Nicodemus at the well," aud "Mary anointing our Lord's feet." The smaller openings a.t the top of the window will be filled with figures representative of an angelic choir, with sacred monograms and labels with texts. Dean Bonnor, of St. Asaph Cathedral, wrote that a better artist than Mr Hughes, who had designed the window, could not be desired. He had given perfect satis- faction with the windows placed in St. Asaph Cathedral and the churches of Rhuddlan and Rhyl. On the proposition of Mr Evan Morris, it was agreed to apply for a faculty to empower the vestry to erect the window, and it was also agreed that the committee appointed in January, 1875, should be re-appointed to act with the churchwardens and vestry in carrying out the project. The window will cost .£300, and of this £270 has been promised. Wl e have no doubt the remaining .£30 required will soon be forthcoming. MOUSING A FAITHLESS WIFE AT BIRKENHEAD.— The latest illustration of the proverbial roughness of true love comes from Birkenhead, where wifely infidelity was, on Tuesday, visited with what might be called condign punishment. The sufferers (says the Liverpool Courier) belong to the humbler walks of society. A dock labourer, an ex-steamboat fireman, at present resident in George street, Birkenhead, has for some time past been in the enjoyment of the high esteem, occasionally burst- ing into actual affection, of his sister-in-law, a young lady who belongs to Wrexham, and who met the object of her attachment some years ago in the town of which both appear to have been Datives, Whether her feelings were reciprocated- in degree as well as in kind is not accurately known, but it is certain that no bar to mutual tenderness was found by either of the parties in the circumstance that the male, who is 25 years of age, has already vowed fidelity to a woman who is the mother of two of his children, and that his admirer has a.lso entered the matrimonial state as the wife of an engine driver, and has gathered about her hearth babes of varying ages to the number of seven. It would perhaps be hazarding too much to say that her husband's liaison was known to the dock labourer's wife throughout the whole of its duration, but no error can be committed in stating that a few days ago she was fully made aware of the claims of her sister. The WTrexham lady, who, by the way, has seen 35 summers, is buxom in appearance, and is altogether a fine-looking woman, wrote to the dock-labourer, asking him to meet her and make arrangements for her reception at Chester, promising, among other things, not to embarass him or encumber herself with the seven children she intended to leave behind. The letter was addressed to the house of a, mutual friend, the writer deeming her scheme safe 80 long as she avoided direct communication with the house of her sister. But the "mutual friend" was base enough to betray the confidence reposed in him, for he revealed the contents of the letter to the injured wife. She immediately wrote a decoy letter in reply, asking her sister, on the ground of greater convenience, to consent to the Cleveland Hotel, in Birkenhead, as the place of assignation. The Wrexham matron consented in a communi- cation, duly handed over by the mutual friend, which fixed half past ten on Tuesday morning as the time of her arrival in Birkenhead. Some special preparations were made for her reception, and on the previous night half clandestine visits were made to the grocers' shops in the neighbourhood for purposes which were only to clearly revealed on the morrow. That little secrecy could have been observed on the subject of the visit was apparent from the excited 8: ate of the streets leading to that in which the Cleveland Hotel is located, the corners being occupied by groups of expectant females who could not have numbered less than 400 or 500. The object of their curiosity made hcr appearance wear- ing a good deal cf finery, at the appointed time, but missed her way, and inquired for the Cleveland Hotel. Her query was unfortunately addressed to a woman who had been placed au fait with the whole of the circumstances, and the reply was of such a character as to set the querist in full flight to the Wirral Hotel, in Cleveland-street, when the females in waiting catching sight of her, closed rapidly ic, and as quickly brought her to bay, shouting and clamouring as they did so. One of the females, a dock labourer's aunt, came forward and poured a quantity of treacle over the woman, making dull and sticky the finery that was meant to dazzle, and almost suffocating the wearer of it. The victim wielded her umbrella, but strikinghersister instead of the aunt, was repaid for the mistake with interest. The same woman then deposited a thick layer of flour upon the treacle, and thus bedaubed, the un- fortunate female made many, but fruitless, attempts to escape from her tormentors, the majority of whom threw slutch, rotten eggs, stones, and other missiles at her as she fled. After seeking refuge in ¡ various shops, whither she was followed by the crowd of women, who appeared intent on getting her to the station, she finally fell into the arms of a friendly policeman, who assisted her to a dwelling- house, where, on payment of a shilling, she was washed and made tolerably passable. The officer thereupon took her to the railway station, and although a crowd still followed, he shielded her from further interference, and saw her safely into a carriage bound for Wrexham. The husband, whom she failed to see, himself narrowly escaped maltreat- ment. A number of sturdy Irishmen had been suborned for the purpose of receiving him with a bucket of tar on his return from woik. On learning, however, that his first act on reaching home was to break the furniture and endeavour to saw up the bedsteads, they thought it better to refrain frow interfering with him. LoSDOK AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY.—The accounts for the past half year, though not yet finally audited or approved by the Board of Directors, show a balance sufficient to admit of dividend at the rate of six per cent. per annum. THE REV BAILLIE WALLACE.—On Tuesday the Bishop of Carlisle consecrated the new portion of the Whitehaven cemetery. During the service his lordship referred to the Moresby scandal, in which the Rev Baillie Wallace refused to bury a child on a. Sunday. The bishop said that matters of this kind should not be settled by hard law and com- pulsion, but by mutwal consideration and kindness on the part of clergymen and parishioners. ECLIPSE OF THE MOON.—On Monday nigh there was a partial eclipse of the moon. The first con- tact with the penumbra took place at 9.23, and the dark shadow was seen creeping over the face of the moon at about a quarter to eleven. The middle of the eclipse occurred at 12 9 Greenwich mean time the magnitude being 0 59 (moon's diameter = 1).. and the last contact or complete passage of the ark shadow at 1.34 a.m. In 1881, at ten p.m. of October 4. there will be a total eclipse, but until then we shall have only eclipses visible during some ot their phases. WREXHAM FLOWBR SHOW.—As will be seen on referring to our advertising eolumns this popular show takes place on Wednesdav, September 4th when about ..£100 will be distributed in Lady Williams Wynn kindly undertaking to perfoim that duty. The splendid band of the 93th Regiment will be in attendance, and play for danulng. Forms of entry for exhibitors may be obtained from Mr Y. Strachac, High-street, or from tbd honorary secretary. BATTALION DRILL.—On Tuesday, a bat talion drill took place on the racecourse. The diff.?rent corps arrived on the spot in due time, headed by their various bands. After an interval, in which the sergeant-major sized each corps, the batt.Uion was put through a good drill by Captain Yorke (Sir W W. Wynn, Bart., M.P., being unavoidably absent. The men discharged the commands in an"« zcellent manner, although there was a very heavy pour of rain at the time. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the weekly meeting of the Board held at the Workhouse, on Thursday, there were present—Captain Griffith-Boscawen. in the chair; Messrs Â. W. Edwards and S. T. Bau^h vice-chairmen T. Burton, Gomer Roberts, R. O. Burton, J. D. Beard, Ashton Rushbotham, W. Roberts, Richard Jones, J. Rogers, J. Daniel, W. Jones, M. Hughes, Co W. Parsonage, and d. Peel.— Mr John Jennings, the only applicant, was elected bandmaster. There was no other business of public interest.—Number in the house, 248; last year, 249; last week, 246; vagrants, 61 men, 14 women, and 7 children; imbeciles, 37; in the schools, 24r boys and 30 girls, and receiving industrial training 9 boys and 12 girls. ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL TREAT.—On Thursday the children attending the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Schools held their annual treat in a. couple of spacious fields at King's Mills, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr J. Beirne (ex Alayor\ who takes an active interest in their welfare. Tae boys played in a field by themselves and the girls in another. They assembled at their room at Brookside to the number of about 270, including teachers and a few friends. The procession started away at about two o'clock, and nearly the whole of the inhabitants of Pentrefelin turned out to see how well their proteges appeared, and they really did great credit to their superiors. Thy li-v- Canon Hilton was present and did all he could to ensure that the children would be of good behaviour. The flags and bannerettes were very effective, and the following are some of the inscriptions they bore: I.H.S., suirounued by a golden coronet, an illumin- ated cress surmounted by the letters LH.S., an image of the Saviourtreadingou a serpent, and over His head was a semi-circle of golden stars. This was an oil painting on canvas, aud is without doubt a splendid piece of workm mshin. Ti^ was also a red cross on a shield, the whole bein«- headed by a large banner bearing the nt W3 St. Mary's Catholic Schools." Both before and after tea there was a number of races, the pri?,s con- sisting of toys of various descriptions. Tea was served out to the children sitting in circles, each sex separate, and the teachers of the respective schools tended their own children. Fun con- tinued till dusk when all returned, thaukful fvr the day's out.
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THE CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS FESTIVAL. The annual gathering of children attending the Sunday schools of the Church of England in the parish of Wrexham took place on Tuesday LBt, un- fortunately under the most unauspicious circum- stances. The earlier part of the morning was fair not to say bright, but about half-past eleven a little drizzling rain came down, and ia the afternoon it was uncomfortably wet. All the arrangements for the festival had been put into the hands of hon. secretary, Mr J. Stewart Crawford, but the Rev. D. Howell, assisted by Miss Howell, and the local clergy and friends did not a little to prouJJte the means of enjoyment under such trying circum- stances. Shortly after eleven o'clock the""streets of the town commenced to show a. very animated ap- pearance, children of all sorts and sizes, and of both tongues, were flitting to and fro for the purpose of finding" teacher," and proceeding under his or her gentle guidance to their respective schoolroomr. A programme of proceedings had been prepared* which required the scholars to assemble with their superintendents and teachers in their schoolrooms, and shortly after one o'clock the various thoroughfares presented a Dictur- esque and very carnival-like appearance. The St Giie's school went from "heir place of <Tathe-in» down High-street, through Charles-street to the Beast Market, but ere their arrival there a large consignment of juveniles as well as adult Bible students had arrived in carts kindly lent by the different farmers of the neighbourhood. The Brynyffynnon boys and girls, assembling at the Free Schools at the back of the Guildhall, and the St. Mark's Schools of both sexes, and the" big boys "—as the youngsters seemed to instinctively call them—paraded along Hope-street and High- street, and from thence to the place of assembly This detachment attracted more notice from the public than did even any of the other "squads being headed by the Church schools' drum and fife band. The smaller children from all the schools were conveyed in spring carts and wagODs, and we must not fail to mention the kindness of Mr Peter Walker in not only lending several drays drawn by his almost unequalled animals, but in also allowing the men the time and means of decorating them in. quite an artistic manner. Mr T. William" of Town Hill and Plastirion, also lent his horse and two-wheeler, and the driver seemed to have taken great pains in vieing with his brothers of the stable. The Hafodybwch school drove in wagons decorated with evergreens and banners with an illuminated word Hafod," exhibited. These wagons were lent by Mr Hughes and Mr A J Barratt. The newly-instituted school at the Iron Church at Hightown, made as good, and we were almost going to say, as numerous a turn out as any of the others, but certainly as any of the village institutions. They were headed by a wagon load of diminutive scholars, who seemed highly pleased to come from Hightown in the vehicle, over which was the boldly-lettered inscription, Hitrh- town Church Schools." The teachers, too, seemed to have obtained fair discipline in the time they have had Sunday rule. All we can say is, we wish the new undertaking every success. The Acton Park moiety arrived in carts kindly lent by Sir Robert Cunliffe. The Rhosddu, the Felinpuleston, and the Bersham schools made up the whole and a total of some J,450 scholars and chillren-a sight not often seen. We must not omit to men- tion the following firms who kindly lent carts to convey the little ones to Sontley • Mr W J Sisson, Mr R. J. Williams, The Wrexham Brewery Compauy, Messrs Da vies Brothers, Mr Owen Red Lion Inn; and Mrs Greville. The services of the teachers were most praiseworthy. Headed by the band. all the assembled were formed into one double file procession by Sergeant M Ciulav assisted by the Vicar and Mr Crawford, but the various superintendents had foreseen ah the move- ments. so that not much confusion prevailed. It would take much space to give an entire list of the mottoes on the bannerets and flags. All the toWD. schools had large banners carried by their ieadere. One specially beautifully worked banneret was carried by a child from the St. James's school, Rhosddu..It bore the words, "Jehovah Jireh." The other inscriptions were the many mottoes that are intended to be remembered by the youn* in atter life-such as, "God is L.ve," "Remember thy Creator," Seek the Lord," <• Fear God mulyreSj-t0 Lord»" "Love one another'" The Lord is my Guide," Suffer little children to come unto Me,' "Lord! teach us how to pray," unt0 death," "Watch and prav> o? f "Feed My Lambs," The Lord is my Shepherd," "Anges Dei," etc. The colour* were as numerous as the shades of the rainbow, and the gaily dressed children, the many ornamenta- tions, the fine horses and decked chariots pre- sented a pleasing sight. It was between half- past one and two o'clock when the procession ot brilliance wended its way from the Beast Market. It proceeded through Farndon-street. Holt-street, Rhosddu-lane, Grosvenor-roari, Recent- street Dope-street, Town-hill, Bride-street, Chapel-street, Erddig-road. and from thence to a field adjoining the Sontley FajJa and abutting on tha road which runs by the > 1.\