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MESSRS J. S. AND B. R. EVAN! farmers, Abergele, I hsvj dissolved partnership. MR WILLIAM JONES, licensed victualler, George Inn, C Irna rvon, has filed a. petition for liquidation by arrange- II ment. TilE nnrriajre of the Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, vicar | of Aberdare, Glamorganshire, to the Hon. Jessie Bruce, D-UJMER of Lord Aberdare, is fixed to take place on the 3 1 of SEPTEMBER. ELLESMERE SMITHFIELD.—There was a verv small show of stock in the Smithfield on Tuesday. Mr Parry sold 18 cattle. 73 sheep, 9 calve?, and 160 PIPS. Mr 0 x ke sold 31 catle, 30 sheep. 6 calves, and 64 There was a good number of pigs sold privately. II THE CHESTER MURDER.—The engine-driver, Parker, woo shot his wife and then attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself through the breast, still lies an in.pate of Chester infirmary. Although Parker shot mself after shooting his wife, he persists in declaring: th.t she did it in the struggle. Though progressing j favourably, he is not yet in a fit state to appear before the magistrates, though he stands committed for wilful murder on the coroner's inquisition. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN CHESHIRE.—Captain I Arro\Vmii h. chief constable of Cheshire, announces an outbreak of foot and mouth disease on a farm in the township of Wrenburv. Prior to th-s outbreak the COUNTY had been free from foot and mouth disease. Pleuro-pneumonia is also prevalent, but up to'hepresent t'me the disease has been confined to the townships of Faddile and Hatton. Four animals which were attacked with the disease were immediately destroyed. MERIONETHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. — The ENTRIES for the annual show, which is to be held at Towyn on the 12th of September, will close, for root crops on the 20th of August, and for all other depart- ments, except jumping, on the 25th, and entry forms may be obtained of the secretary, Mr T. Ellis, Henblas, Bala. The jumping prizes are such as will secure good contests, and we expect this part of the show to be even more attractive than usual. The first prize is as high as £2 t, the second is seven guineas, and there are two others. The entries for jumping close on the 1st of September, with post entries up to the 10th. The prizes are open to general competition. BOWLING HANDICAP AT CHESTER.—On Thursday week the members of the Chester Bowling Club competed for two handsome GOBLET, precenteo hy Mr Barker Jones. Upon the bowling green, Brook-street Chester. T E COMPETITION WAS a KEEN one, the !tI."t. pairs being M'ssrs Fergu-on and Darlington, and Messrs Handley ANJ Crawford. The play between the last-mentioned couple was exceedingly clever, the scores being respectively— Handlev 11 and Crawford 10. The result of the con- cluding tie placed Ferguson first. The cups were after- wards presented to the two winners by Mr John Roberts, ex-president, and a cordial of thanks was passed to Mr Jones for his presents, to which ha briefly replied. TE. BOYS OF THE CLIO TRAINING SHIP AT EATON HALL. Thrruch the kindness of the Duke of Westminster, nearly 200 boys belonging to the training ship Can, at present moored in the Mend Straits. enjoyed his hospitality at Eaton Hall on Monday. Under the com- mand of Captain Moger, R.N.. the boys left Bangor at 8.40, and arrived in Chester about eleven o'clock. Pre- ceded by their band, they at once marched to the Dee. where they were towed up in four barges to Eaton Hall and were received by the Duke and Duchess of West- minsFer, the Marchioness of Ormonde, the Countess Grosvenor, and Lord Robert Grosvenor. They were afterwards provided with a substantial luncheon, and then went through the gardens, which were kindly thrown open. Several games were also indulged in, and after the 'boys had partaken of an excellent tea, and been subsequently provided with buns and gingerbeer, they returned to Chester, and left by the 5 50 train for Bangor, but not without giving three hearty cheers for tin duke and duches. and their family for their kindness. The boys looked exceedingly clean and tidy, anJ their general conduct reflects the highest credit upon Captain Moger and his assistant?. EXCITING SCENE AT CHESTER CASTLE.—Oa Monday evening a firs broke out, in the carpenter's shop in con- nection with the new Nisi Prius Court in Chester Castle. A FIRE is retained in a grate in one corner of the room FOR the purpose of melting glue, and it is supposed a spark from this ignited some of the combustible material strewn about the floor. The fire engine belonging to the regiment turned out, and was speedily manned by the men. The smoke waa issuing from the burning room in dense suffocating volumes, and the utmost excitement was manifested not only for the fate of the new Nisi Prius Court, which has just been erected at A cost of £ 10,000, but also for the castle itseif. In ad- dition to these alarming circumstances was the fact that the powder tower of the castle, containing immense quantities of powder and ammunition, was separated fr< M the bu ning building by only the guud's house, and farg were entertained that in the event cf the fllmes gaming the mastery the powder magazine would be blown up. However, the men workel splendidly with their engine, and in half an hour began to get the flames under control. The loss falls chiefly on the workmen engaged on the building, who have lost their tools. THE GATEWAY or CHESTER CASTLE YARD.—" J.P.E." writes in the Chester Courant:—'A newspaper para graph of the date 1813 records a8 follows :—'On Taurs- day last one of the columns belonging to the superb entrance gate to Chester C-istle yard, was reared upon its plinth. The Denbigh Militia utended upon this oc^sion, and after the column wail reared, fired three excellent vollies. Their Colonel Sir W. W. Wynn, after deposit- ing, in a small circular cavity cat in the plinth, several coins of the present reign, placed over them a brass plate bearing the following inscription :—'Under this column, erected August 2Gth, 1813, in the presence of the Royal Denbighshire Militia, Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Colonel of the said regiment, pl/ced this plate to record the signal victory gained over the French, by Field Marshal Lord Wellington, near Vittoria, in Spain, June the 21st, 1813, and 2nd of the Regency of H.R.TL. Geo., Prince of Wales.' Round this plate, npm the stone plinth, was cut the following memorial of the last triumph of the Marquis of Wellington :—, Victory of the Pyrenees, gained by Lord Wellington, July 30th, 1813. Most of the company present at the lunch having adjourned'to witness the raising of the column, the Castle-yard was crowded with an assemblage of fashion rarelv witnessed." A WILL CASE—AT Bangor, on Monday, Mr Horatio Llovd heard a cause in which it was sought, on behalf of Elizabeth Williams, a widow, to establish a will made, in her favour by Robert Parrv, a farmer and cattle dealer, living atTyddyntriad, Llanfairmathafarneithaf, Anglesey Mr Sweteuham was for the plaintiff, Mr J. Roberts appearing for Robert Parry Owen, a Liverpool joiner, by whom the validity of the will was disputed on the allega- tion that it had been obtained by the undue influ?nce of the plaintiff and the attesting witnesses, the testator being of unsound mind. The testator, who was about 84 years old, executed the disputed instrument on July 1, 1876, under which he appointed the plaintiff, who was his' housekeeper, executrix and residuary legatee, giving legacies of £10 each to Elizabeth Jones and the defendant, to whom he was related, and with whom he was offended on account of his marriage. Under the will the plaintiff became entitled to £50 in the bank and some furnitare and farm stock. The testator died July 8. 1877, and the defendant then sought <-to upset the will. Evidence having been heard on both sides, the court pronounced for the will, with costs against the defendant, the judge remarking that the evidence in favour of the sanity of the testator, and his capability of managing his own affairs, was overwhelming. BILLIARDS AND RELIGION—The Rev Dr Hughes, a native of Wales, and a Roman Catholic bishop who has for many years been associated with mission services on the Continent, concluded an eight days' mission, in which he has conducted Welsh and English services, at the Bangor Roman Catholic Chapel, on Sunday. During the course of the service on Sunday evening, Father Lvnch the priest in charge of the chapel, addressiag the congregation from the altar and in his vestments, said that he was sorry to hear that three or four members of his flock, whose namts he forbore from mentioning, objected to his playing billiards, stating that he was thus bringing a scandal upon himself and these to whom he ministered. It was necessary that he should have recreation of some kind, and as the late father of the church Pins IX, was very fond of the game, and played almost" daily up to the time he was prostrated on his deathbed, he (Father Lynch) could not see why his occasional indulgence in the game should have given offence. However, rather than give the slightest offence to any individual member of his flock, or, as had been alleged to briBg scandal in the slightest degree upon himself'as a priest, he had resolved that he would never again play a game of billiards and, in publicly codifying sajh a resolution, he was truly sorry that the sacrifice on Itis part was not much greater and more important in its ^T^BEQUEST OP £ 5,000 TO ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. -The will and codicil of Mr Henry Parnell, late of 187, Bisbopseate-street Without, London, wholesale clothier, who died on June 5tb, at 86, Marine Parade, Brighton. were proved on the 22nd JuJy, by Mr Isaac Watts, Mr John Brown. Mr William Rayne, and Mr David Thomas, the executors, the personal estate being sworn under The testator bequeaths to his brother Robert £ 10,000, to his said brother's wife £ 5,000, and liberal legacies to his other relatives and friends; to University*College, Aberystwyth, ™ar and churchwardens of the parish of Llanstephen, £ 3,000, unon trust to apply the dividends in maintaining a good and efficient choir for the church, and to pay thereon, the members of such choir and the organist; to the vicar anl churchwardens of the par.sh of St. Botolph Without, Bishopsgate, £ 1,000, upon trust to apply the dividends ia maintaining and keeping up as a garden the grave- yard of the parish, and in planting and renewing the trees, shrubs, and flowers; to. the three female servants in his house at Brighton, if they have been three months in his service at the time of his deceaw, £ 2o0 each; to John Jennings, Frederick Brown, and James Barlow, respectively, in the employ of ho firm of Bobert and Henry Parnall, £ 1,000 e, among the female domestic servants in the emi>h •' of the fiiift, £ 1,000, and among the cutters and p V £ 2,000. The residue of his property the testator es to his three D^Phe* • William Henry Parnall, Vwliiam Davies Paraall, and Sdimind Davies. CLERICAL APPOINTMENT.—Rev. Henry Allen Bryans, M.A., late curate of Prees, Salop, to be an assistant diocesan inspector of schools, diocese of London. THE Duka of Westminster and the Earl and Countess Grosvenor have arrived at Eaton Hall, Cheshire. The Duchess has arrived at Eaton from Dunrobin Castle and Reay Forest. THE VOLUNTEER ENCAMPMENT AT LLANDUDNO.—On Saturday evening the 1st L.R.V. returned to Liverpool from Llandudno after a week's encampment. Towaris the end of the period everything was getting into work- ing order, and the younger men had become quiet, so that some enthusiastic volunteers would have liked a second week of camping, which would have been even more useful and enjoyable than the first. THE HOME OFFICE AND RUTHIN GAOL.—The Clerk of the Peace for Denbighshire has issued a notice to the whole of the magistrates' clerks in Denbighshire, con- taining an order from the Secretary of State to commit all female prisoners in the county to Chester Gaol, not to Ruthin, as the latter establishment is now to be used as a male prison only. The same rule is to apply to Flintshire and such other counties as now use Ruthin Gaol. EISTEDDFOD AT CONWAY.—A grand eisteddfod will be held next year at Conway. The ceremony of pioclaim- ing it took place on Saturday at Menai Bridge. The gf rsedd proceedings were conducted by three out of the six national chair bards, viz., Gwalchmai, Hwfa Mon, and Tudno, together with Clwydfardd and other distinguished members ef the poetical fraternity. The committee, which is composed of energetic andiniaentia11 gentlemen, are busily engaged in selecting a list of com- petitive subjects, which will he announced at the forth- coming Birkenhead eisteddfod. THE LATE RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT CHESTER.— Colonel Yolland has reported to the Board of Trade respecting the accident which occurred on the 8th July near the junction of the Holyhead and Birken- head lines, at the Western Central station, Chester. Fourteen passengers were injured, of whom two subsequently died. The conclusion at which Col. Yolland arrives is that the facing points were shifted while the train was passing over them, and he points out the danger of so many facing points at this spot remaining unprotected by locking bars. GROUSE SHOOTING IN CHESHIRE.—Reports from the various districts converging upon Cheshire are very satisfactory indeed, and excellent bags wpre inside on Monday across the borders. Cheshire, with few exceptions, is an indifferent grouse-pro- ducing couniy, but there are splendid grouse pre- serves at Trevallion and Common Wood, just over the border, aud reports coming from there state that birds are scarce, but healthy and uncommonly strong on the wing. Sportsmen were astir early, and excellent bags were made by different gentlemen up to luncheon. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD AT BIRKENHEAD.— The general committee met on Wednesday night. It was stated that Lord Sandon would in all probability be able to preside at one of the meet- ings. Lord Aberdare, Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Bart, M.P., Mr G. O. Morgan, M.P., and Mr David Maclver, M P., have consented to preside. It was stated that the Eisteddfod pavilion would be com- pleted in a fortnight. Excursions will run from Manchester, South port, Chester, and other large towns. North Wales in particular will be provided with special facilities and from South Wales, it is stated nine special trains will be run daily. THE CHESHIRE SALT TRADE during the past monht has shown an improvement, and at its close there was a good demand. Though the stocks, have been small, prices have been reduced on all kinds of salt Is par ton. The shipments during the moath have been :—To the United Stites, 21 579 British North America, 10,512; West Indies. 75 South America, 15t; Africa, 2,636 East Indies. 13,147; Australia New Zealand, 1,904 Germany, 262; Russia, 6,452 Denmark and Iceland, 1,370; Norway and Sweden, 758: Belgium, 3,304; Holland, 2,108 France, 27; England, 14,741 Ireland, 4,002 and Scotland, 16,634 tons. The shipments dur- ing the month have been 85,[,24: tons. LIVERPOOL WATER SUPPLY.—In consequence of the proposal by the L veipool Corporatisn to supply that town with water from the river Verniew, in Mont- gomeryshire, one of the head waters of the Severn, by damming up the river into a lake aS Llanwyddyn, and conveying the waters by conduit some 60 miles to L'ver- pool, the committee of the Severn Navigation Commis- sion have sent a deputation to the locality to meet a similar deputation from Liverpool, and have issued a report to the Commissioners on the subject, in which they notice that the quantity of water proposed to be taken from the Vemiew iseatimatedto amount ultimately to o2,0C0,000 gallons per cay fortha supply of L verpool, with such additional quantity as Parliament may require the corporation to supply to any town on the route of their aqucduct and pipes. The abstraction of this immense volume cf water from the Severn watershed and its diversion mto another district is deemed by the Commission and engineer to be fraught with momentous consequence to the navigation of the river, and a deter- mined opposition to the scheme is suggested. The engineer, Mr E. L Williams, describes the scheme as a most unwarrantable interference with the regimen of the river, and of the economy which nature has adopted for the regulation of its channel. He thiuks the scheme would be a serious injury to the navigation of the second river in the kingdom, and should be opposed. The Severn commissiouers on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the scheme as apparently fraught with serious consequinces to the navigation of the Severn. A committee was authorised to obtain prof.-ssional advise and assistance with regard to the scheme.







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