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iSrabtsmtn's bhrt$$s. THE OLD TEA WAR E H 0 USE, FAMILY GROCERY, FOREIGN & COLONIAL STORES, 14, HIGH-STREET, WREXHAM. C. K. BENSON, PROPRIETOR. o These STORES are established to supply the public 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. ar< again exceedingly large, while the excellent quality o former years is fully maintained. The most delicate taste o connoisseurs will be gratified by the superior character 0 gome of the INDIAN TEAS which have arrived, resemblins the old choice Kaisow-so highly appreciated by the con sumers of the finer classes of TEA. The following qualities are well worth Ipecial notice A Pure Congou. BENSON'S TEA 1/8 A Fine Ka.isow 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. This is a perfect Tea of great strength and sterling quality. BENSON'S This is a splendid Souchong Tea, rich in flavour, and unsurpassed at the price. BENSON'S A Mixture of choice China and Indian Teas. The finest Mixture of Teas that can be produced. This is the Prince of Teas, and cannot be surpassed. BENSON'S TEAS Are the BEST, the PUREST, and CHEAPEST. QUALITY is the STANDARD of VALUE." THE unparalleled success which has marked the progres J. of K. Benson's business from year to year is theresul of his practical knowledge of Tea. and of the exercise 0 proper care in the selection of stock, which enables him to aeU 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 Ii rich mountain flavour. BENSON'S COFFEES Can be had ground or Ungronnd. 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 J. and the TEST of CHEAPNESS, C. K. BENSON con- idently states that Goods purchased at his stores cannot be surpassed by any stores, firm, or company in the Kingdom. BENSON'S STOCK OF FRENCH, ITALIAN, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL GOODS CANNOT BE SURPASSED. C K. BENSON tenders his sincere thanks to his numerous customers for their constantly increasing support and extensive recommendations; and they may rest assured that an orders entrusted to him will continue to have prompt attention. DELIVERY OF GOODS. eX. BENSON delivers all Orders, Free of Charge, by his own Vans, or by Carrier, or Carriage Paid to the mefureat Railway Station. Orders per Post, Carrier, or Messenger, will have imme- diate attention. HOURS OF BUSINESS. THESE STORES are opened at 8 a m., and closed at 7 .i. p.m.; on Thursdays at 8.30 p.m., and Saturdays at 10.30 P-M- B Tbpy will be entirely elosed on the four days set apart as Bank Holidays. c. K. ljESOX, 1 TEA DEALER AND FAMILY GROCER, It, HIGH-STREET, 653o VrELv.JA si. j SSantefc. | -pvRESSMAKSRS.—W-mtud a practical person as dress- I U maker.—Apply to Lunt and Griffiths, Free Trade Hall, Rhyl. 8080 A PUSHING AGENT is offered a valuable Commission.— "Machine Oil" at Horncastle's Central Advertisement Office?, 61, Cheapside, Loudon, Office?, 61, Cheapside, Loudou, 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 LlamWrro^ National School. Knowledge of music indispensable. Liberal Salary.-Apply to the Rector of LlandyrnOjj, Denbigh. 838f WANTED, in October next, a Working Bailiff (without encumbrance) on a mixad farm Ot rather over 30) acres. Wife to tuke charge of dairy (no cheese made) and poultry.—For full particulars apply to Bennett S. Roberts, Burton Hall, Eossett, near Wrexham. 844f I TO CHEMISTS AND DRUGGISTS. WANTED, a Junior ASSISTANT at once.—Apply, stating age, salary, &C., to Mr W. Jane*, Chemist, Corwen. 865b ij10 Jd. HOUSE TO LET ÍI Trafalgar-road, Wrexham.-Apply jjL to John Oliver, Roderick-terrace, Wrexham. 199g TO LET, No. 38, Wrexham Fechan, Wrexhaia. Immediate possession.—Apply to Mr J. Ailing ton Hughes, solicitor, Wrexham. TO BE LET, GREENFIELD COTTAGE, Furni hed or Unfurnished, with immediate possession.—Apply, No. 1, Greenfield Terrace, 86.b A HOUSE to LET, at St. Mark's Terrace, Hope-street, Wrexham. £ 20 per annum.—Apply to Dr Eyton Jones, Grosveaor Lodge. 386d TO LET, two SHOPS in Bank-street, Wrexham. Plate glass fronts.—Apply to Mr Edward Jone», architect, Caxton Buildings, Wrexham. 8820 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. 6600 Q HOUSES TO LET.—Oldacre-terrace. Trevor- cSjJLO street. Kitchen, Sitting and three Bedroom3, Scullery, Pantry, W.C, Yard, and Garden. Gas and water laid on.—Address, W. J. Leigh, The Priory. 850d PWLLHELI, North Wales.VTO BE LET, Furnished, a Detached VILLA RESIDENCE, drawina: 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 bathing at all times.-Apply to T. Price, White Horse Inn, Wrexham. 821b f (tbunrttmr. i —————————————————— THE RUABON GRAMMAR SCHOOL. THIS SCHOOL opened on August 1st.—Fnll particulars as to Terms and course of Educa- tion will be forwarded on application to the REV. A. L. TAYLOR, 61 Head Master. S T T HOMIS' COLLEGE, R H Y L. Established by the late VEN. ARCHDEACON MORGAN, Heed-muter: RET. THOMAS 9VGHES, M.A. Boarders are taken in the head-master's house, No. 8, Plas Tirion Terrace, 347o TOWER HALL, LLANGOLLEN. ESTABLISHMENT FOR YOUNG LADIES. Princ.pals DR. & MRS. ELLIS. The house is delightfully situated on tin eminence, about half a mile from the town, and commands splendid views of the far-famed Vale of Llangollen. The course of instruction is such as to qualify young Ladies for useful and honourable positions in society, as well as for competitive examinations. Prospectuses, &c., on application, 129o ffirabcsitiat's 3M)resscs J. E. DE N N I S, BRUSH MANUFACTURER,' (Late of 7, Church Street, Wrexham), Begs most respectfully to inform the Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry of Wrexham aud its vicinity, that he has taken the business lately carried on by F. W. MAWER, HAIR CUTTER AND PERFUMER, 1, ARCADE, WREXHAM, And intends to combine the Brush and Fancy Trade with the above, having taken into partnership J. J. Duff (from Mr Wm. Fitch's, Chester), who will under. take the entire management of the LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S HAIR CUTTING ROOMS. The business will be under the style or firm of DENNIS & DUFF. The premises have undergone alterations, and the Stock being entirely New, comprising Brushes and Sponges for Household. Toilet, and Stable use also Ladies' and Gentlemen's Satchels, Portmanteaus, Purses, Combs, Pomades, Walking Sticks, and a great variety of FANey GOODS. D. & 4 hope, by strict attention to business, aud any commands they may be favoured with, to merit patronage. 1, Arcade, High Street, Wrexham. 851f
NOTICE 'TO CORRESPONDENTS.
NOTICE 'TO CORRESPONDENTS. r We cannot undertake to return rejected communica- tions, or take notice of anonymous communi- cations. Whatever is intended for insertion must be authenticated by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.
PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT.
PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT. The prorogation of Parliament brought to a close the most momentous session of.modern times. Less,' perhaps, has been done in the development of home and internal affairs than many previous sessions can boast, but for the way in which England has been raised in the estimation of the world, in all that is likely to redound to her honoui and advantage, the policy of the session jus brought to an. end stands unrivalled among its compeers, and has no equal in the annals of the past. The year has been one of critical import not only to England but to the world and, thanks to a statesmanship that has shown itself wise and thoroughly equal to the occasion, this country has emerged from the difficulties with dignity and a clearer and better appreciation of its own conscious strength and boundless resources than might have been hoped when a year or two ago the many dangers were contemplated by which the old land was beset. The end of the session is the cloge of a troublous era, and the prospects of the future are at ence bright, promising, and hopeful. The Queen's Speech at the conclusion of ibeee arduous labours of the Senate and Executive, and the extreme tension of public opinion, naturally plunges into the midst of thing?, and dwells, not without some evident self-gr; tulation, on theh .ppy turn matters have so far taken. Her Majesty is made to felicitate her Peers ,iid faithful Commons on the rescue of her ancient aHy from the hands of the spoiler?, th u,-Ii at the sacrifice of apparent s'rength. Sfl2 makes her.-cif personally responsible, not only for the fat ire &o'i d government, at --east- of the Asiatic province, of the Ottoman Dominion* j but for their protection wanton flggre- io:t on the part of an unscrupulous und v'gUantnelj-tcjjf. She is j'l.-tiy proud of the u^c;*»Sine and i.i;Ï1 spirit of her fo-'c.-s by sea and Liu lL:-t]t:1 ror. m because their sei viced were not actually rcq':il"cl in tho field of con,bat; the v;' I her Reserves responded to her call j" the loyalty c evinced by her Colonial and Indian subjects the s ready alacrity of the native prince?, her allies and r tributaries in Hi udos tan; finally, the success £ achieved by the no lc-s powerful triumph qr diplomacy in the Council-chamber of Europe, These are certainly moral, because bloodless, victories than any acquired in the battle plain, and in reading them we are reminded of Lord Russell's melodious quotation from Dryden's Virgil :— 'Tis thine, imperial Rome, the world to sway, Commanding peace and war thine own majestic way Diverting attention to domestic politics, we find the array of successful measures, though meagre, characterised by that paternal vigilance which seeks to earn the gratitude and confidence of the many, not by pandering to their corrupt passions, the recruiting ground of demagogues, but by ministering to their real material and spiritual wants. Of the former class is the Factories and Workshops Act, completing the cycle of those benefits conferred upon the labouring poor by Lord Shaftesbury. The Contagious Diseases (Animal) Act is, like its nameless namesake, on its beet be- haviour, so, perhaps, the less we say about it for the present the better. However, it appears to be acceptable to the agricultural stock-breeding interest, in whose behoof it was intended, as well as on behalf of the real creators of supply, those who demand to be fed in the cheapest, meet nutri- tive, and wholesome manner. Two more important measures, one affecting the religious education of England, the other relating to the intellectual development of the perfervidum ingenium Scotorum ffibernicorum of the land of saints and scholars, have been made law in the lately expired session. It is a curious coincidence that, while we are about I to roll back the tide of civilization, which was fast j ebbing from the morning land of arts and science ¡ and religion, we are about to repay the debt we owe to the far western isle, which preserved the light of knowledge through the dark ages of northern barbarism, and which sent forth her St. Columba, her Erigena, her St. Gall, and hosts of other?, to evangelise, instruct, and civilise. Ireland is not to be left backward in the race which she has run against such tremendous odds 'and the episcopate in England, the Northumbrian portion of which was so indebted to the apostle of the Celtic Highlands, so far frsm being pronounced as effete as Turkey, and to be depleted in the same Muscovite bag and baggage fashion, is to be re- constituted and reorganised by the simple scrip- tural process of lengthening its cords and strengthening its stakes.
STEALING WATER. There are some streams in Greece, and also in Italy, which, though they once flowed copiously in classical song, are now almost imperceptible, or dried up to mere drivels, but their diminution has been owing to natural causes, and gradually through long age. We in England are threatened with the 'disappearance of some of our not too numerous rivers—not, however, in the course of nature, but from causes which might be called the Nemesis of sanitary civilisation. Our great and ever-growing towns are stealing, or trying to steal, water from one another, and from the country districts upon which Providence originally bestowed it; so that if a community means to keep this great element of wealth, and would not wake up some morning to find that another place has by Act of Parliament tapped its immemorial supply at the source, they must be on the alert and look scrutinisingly at the Parliamentary notices which appear in the newspapers next November. 1 When Cobbett called London the monster J wen which used up all the vital juices of the rest 1 of the body social, he only used an epithet which in no small degree is applicable to all our great I 1 urban centres. They have attached to, and 1 agglomeiated human beings in, them to an extent; beyond all the natural resources of the region in 1 which each is situated but railways and steam- boats, while they have stimulated tha increase of ] concentrated population, have up to the present been also able to meet the increased demand for food and fuel made by them..Water, however 1 cannot be supplied by the same means, and water ] is a necessity of life more and more valued and ( more used, so that the local resources of several of i our largest towns have long been exhausted. Every i little rill has been sucked up, seized upon, and i diverted. One rural brook after another has been 1 turned through pipes into town reservoirs that are daily emptied for domestic and 1 trade purposes. But these have been found i for some time not to be enough for the greatly growing needs of places like Manchester aud Liverpool. We accordingly saw last year the [ former in its Thirlmere scheme endeavouring to ] draw off sublime and beautiful" by the [ gallon from the lakes of Cumberland. Though < success has not yet attended the Manchester men in their gigantic attempt at water stealing, the 1 Liverpool corporation now propose to follow their ¡ ( example in another direction, by practically turn- ing the river Yyrnwy from its channel in Mont- gomeryshire through conduits into their own ( town, there to fill their kettles and cauldrons at 1 the rate of fifty-two million gallons a day—a < quantity so large as to cause us to shrink aghast s at the enormous necessities of civilization. The r historian tells U9 that Xerxes' army drank up 1 rivers in their march, but here is a single town 1 preparing to drink up a river every day. It does j not appear, however, that they will be permitted to carry out this monster act of appropriation with- out a severe struggle with other and immemorial in- terests. The Vyrnwy is one of the head supplies of the Severn, and the commissioners of that great E river, as well as the various communities along its 1 banks, have taken alarm at the suggestion to extract ( such a volume of water from it as might—and they maintain that it would—seriously interfere ( with their own sanitary requirements, and also 1 with the navigation of the river, and that < economy which nature has adopted for the regula- ] tion of its channel." The floods, which at certain seasons come coursing down from the Mont- gomeryshire hills, and which the Liverpool folks propose to dam up and. divert for their own uses, are believed to be absolutely necessary to scour ( the Severn and prevent silting, which, but for this, might seal up some not unimportant ports, leaving them high and dry beyond the reach of maritime commerce. i Ti-te panic in this particular case may seem ex- g travagant, but the fact of the attempted perloin- f ing of water upon a vast scale by large towns from < lessor ones, and from rural districts that have long J enjoyed it, which grievously lament that abstrac- ticn of their beautiful streams, is not to b0 lightly 1 locked at by localities which offer temptations to r urban communities and corporations too sublimely t selfish to care for the convenience of others. <' Gud made the country and man made the town," i is a saying which has no deterring influence for « the fitter when it wants what the former possesses, We cynuot say how long we in Wrexhaia and the s n' i'>ourhood mny be effected by this new e ■jTee'l >>f tne .iteat tow:iS — Low lar wc in ay T- i>e v.];cn tonrces which sna-y ?oua.'i <i;*oir? v„> Un now th vt t?.i>- q n: on a it": eLxw. ore, u r tfsf- :-1>8 N *+ -r closely examine parliamentary notices for water j i supplies, however apparently, though not really, E remote from our own interests, for water i:3 a "ital article which is not likely to become more plentiful, while it will be vastly more used in the future.
OUR CITIZEN ARMY.
OUR CITIZEN ARMY. Of the many inovations or chancres which have crept into the constitution of this country within the last twenty years, probably one of the most striking, and one of which we are most proud, is our citizen army. Conscription we could not tolerate at any price, and, therefore, to keep our position at the head of the chief countries of Europe, some other means was devised—that of having a volun- teer army. How successful ic has been is known to all. To the great military nations over the sea it was an experiment doomed 800neror later to fail, but how misled their prophetic vision was they now know full well. One of the most pleasing instances in connection with the volunteer move- ment was the spontaneous manner in which so many of the force placed their services at her Majesty's command in the late crisis, which the Queen so graciously acknowledged. But that for which the volunteers deserve the greatest com- mendation is the hearty spirit which they throw into the duties they have adopted. They enter into them with a zeal and earnestness which is refreshing, and show their determination to be soldiers not in name only but in deed. That this is so is borne out by the Denbighshire Volunteers, who, it will be seen by a report elsewhere, under- went their annual inspection on Tuesday last, at Wynnstay. To both officers and men alike the report of the inspecting officer must have been pleasing, and while there are a few points in it which it would be far better were not there, taken throughout it is an excellent report. We trust the volunteers of the county will attend to the advice given, and keep up the proud position of being one of the best volunteer battalions in England.
WELSH "PATRIOTS" IN ARMS.
WELSH "PATRIOTS" IN ARMS. Mr Morgan Owen's defence, at Menai Bridge Eisteddvod of the "YYelsh national character has aroused the ire of the Welsh Radical patriots," and their indignation finds vent in spicey editorials in the Welsh press. Mr Owen is strongly counselled to ignore the traducers of Wales and the Welsh as unworthy of notice. Coming from so-called patriots, who, like Mr Osborne Morgan, are everlastingly parading their love for ein gwlad, we may at once discount such advice and seek for some more substantial reasons for this hint. Mr Owen is a sample of a successful Welshman. He has raised himself to the high distinction of an inspector of schools; he possesses undoubted abilities, and is able to speak fluently in both the English and Welsh languages, but unfortunately he has an unpardonable stain on his character—he is a Conservative. Had he not been tarnished in this wise, he would have been held up on every eisteddvod platform as the personification of a true Cymro he would have been coquetted by the patriots and extolled by them for virtues which he does not possess. But politics jaundice the vision of those speakers who leok upon eistedd- fodau as their special preserves. There is no toleration with them, and Mr Morgan Owen must know by this that he will have to submit to much ridicule and contumely. If he wishes to im- mortalise himself in his own country he must become a rabid Radical, head torch-light proces- sions in honour of political adventurers, and con- sider every eisteddvod a political engine for advancing the interests of such "patriots" as Messrs G. O. Morgan, H. Richards, M. Lloyd, and other orators, who successfully hoodwink Welsh electors.
WREXHAM'S "WHITE ELEPHANT."
WREXHAM'S "WHITE ELEPHANT." Procrastination is said to be the thief of time but in Wrexham it is also the thief of money. The lands bought some time ago for improvements in the town, have not inaptly been designated "a white elephant." They were purchased illegally, and are held illegally so far as municipal govern- ment goes. Every Councillor ought to know that private speculations cannot be indulged in at the ratepayers' expense: but so it is. Six worthy or unworthy representatives had a hobby about new streets, and they were allowed to buy a toy that is now costing the town .£100 per annum. Farther, they have by resolution indemnified themselves against any loss, a matter of serious importance to the ratepayers, seeing that the second pur- chase" is not a saleable commodity. Postponement is now the order of the day, and this means the continued imposition of a charge upon the borough funds that ought never to be borne. The subjfet is an ugly one to tackle, but it must be considered, and the sooner the better. Let the Councillors unravel the knotty thread they have foolishly en- twined and gain the esteem of their constituents who are now amazed at the unbusinesslike trans- action.
THE HEIR OF RHAGGAT.!
THE HEIR OF RHAGGAT. A most generous and hearty welcome has been accorded to Mr Vaughan Lloyd on his entry to the Rhaggat estates. His popularity has undoubtedly been partly secured by the innumerable good deeds of the lady who has given place to him in his abode, and whose departure a short time ago from the neighbourhood of Corwen called forth the warmest demonstrations of regret and gratitude. Mr Lloyd enters upon hia duties as a country gentleman with the best wishes of his neighbours, and he will find that his Welsh friends are as true as they are demonstrative. In Wales a happy friendship exists between landlord and* tenant, and the Rhaggat estate will furnish as good an illustration of this social relationship as any other in the Principality. The rejoicings this week on Mr Lloyd attaining his majority forecast a pleasant future and attest the good wishes that Welshmen always entertain for worthy scions of noble families of Cymru.
THE NEW ARCHDEACON.
THE NEW ARCHDEACON. The elevation of the Rector of Denbigh to the Archdeaconry of St. Asaph has given general satisfaction. Mr Smart has long laboured in the interest of the Church, not only in his own parishes but throughout North Wales. The Church Missionary Society is specially obligated to him for his long and consistent advocacy of its claims in hundreds of churches. The Lord Bishop recognised sterling worth in selecting Mr Smart to the vacant canonry, and the parishioners of Denbigh have, this week, approved this appoint- ment in a tangible form. Churchmen generally will endorse the sentiments adopted in the address to the new archdeacon, and hope that he may long be spared to labour for the great cause in the high office to which he has been preferred. I
THE SERVICES IN THE LONDON…
THE SERVICES IN THE LONDON CHURCHES. Some interesting paiticulara have been published relating to the churches in London and its suburbs. Throughout this important district, we find there are 854 churches, and out of this number 390, nearly one-half, have a weekly celebration of the Holy Communion daily Holy Communion in 42 —one church in every 20 early Communion in 458, more than one-half; choral celebration in 120— nearly one-seventh; evening Holy Communion in 24.6-rn.)r¿ than one-fourth. There is service on Saints' days in 415 churches—nearly one-half; daily services in 243—more tha.n one-fourth while in 138 cases, nearly one-sixth, there is no week-day service. The service is fully choral in 2Gl churches -uearly one-third, ana partly choral in 210, or two- sevenths, thus giving 501 churches out of 851 wfiere the psaluis are chaut< Ther is surp'ico choir in t'.vo-Iii'Ui; the «;hoir i.-j pud or parly paid in 220—laore th in oee re:,th, and voluntary in 3;G, more than Gi.'vgori-in tones are u.-ed wholly or par. iy in nea.one-seventh. The se-i.ts are fiee and opo.i sreekly offertory in 405—more than one-half. The surplice is worn in preaching in 4r)3--L-iort,- tnan I Dne-ha.lL The eiv?harisfic vosfcaic-afs are adopted ( in 35—or one church in every 24; incense is used in 14, and altar lights are used in while in 41 other churches there are candles on the altar, but, they are not lighted. The eastward position is adopted by the celebrant at the Holy Communion in 179 churches—nearly one-fifth; 123 —nCaily one-seventh—a:e open daily for private prayer; floral decorations are introduced at 238, more than one-fourth the feast of dedication is observed at 149—nearly one-sixth; the shortened form of daily service sanctioned by the Act of Uniformity Amendment Act is used at 88—nearly one-tenth; the Sunday services are separated at 49; the old lectionarv is still used exclusively at 12 churches, and the old and the new optionally at six.
CONSERVATISM AT LIVERPOOL.
CONSERVATISM AT LIVERPOOL. Never have the Conservatives of Liverpool had a more gratifying and successful demonstration than on Wednesday. The three Lancashire Cabinet Ministers were all there, and delivered some excellent addresses. They were naturally of a jubilant tone, and had the ring of success those who delivered them felt they could tell a tale pleasant to the people, and knew they were in the fortunate position of being able to point to great deeds nobly and honourably performed. Mr Cross, the oldest member of the Cabinet present, spoke spiritedly, and he was well supported by Viscount Sandon and Lord Stanley.
Hocal jSttos. DEPRESSION IN THE WELSH COAL TRADE.—Notice has been given by the proprietors of the Vron Colliery to all the workmen in their employ, that their services will not be required after the 31st August, it having been decided to close the colliery for a time in consequence of the great and con- tinued depression in trade. < RAILWAY DIVIDEND.—The secretary of the Great [ Western Railway Company writes to say that the accounts,which have;beensubmitted to the directors, show a balance sufficient to admit. of a dividend for the past half-year on the Consolidated Ordinary Stock of the Company, at the rate of X3 -10,3 per cent per annum, carrying over a balance of about £ 12,000. This is at the same rate as for the corres- ponding half of 1877, but X14,695 was then carried forward. WREXHAM SOCIETY OF NATURAL SCIENCE.—The excursion cf this society, for this season, will t ike place on Wednesday next, when the members wiil visit the Eglwyseg Rock and Llangollen. Tickets will be taken to Trevor Station which will be reached at 12.30. The party will proceed through Garth to. Trevor Woods. Prom the open heath a magnificent view will be obtained as well as rare fossils and plants. The Eglwyseg rocks are well known to geologists they present a grand develop- ment of the mountain limestone covered by the millstone grit. The limestone contains numerous fossils. Those who prefer it may continue in the train as far as Llangollen and visit Castell Dinas ,is Bran, Llantysilio Church, Valle Crucis Abbey, and the Eliseg Pillar. It is arranged to have a sub- stantial tea at the Royal Hotel, at 4 p.m. SUDDEN DEATH OF A PUBLICAN.—On Tuesday an inquest was held at the Buck Inn, Hope-street, before Mr Thelwall, coroner, and a jury of which Mr Evan Rowland was foreman, on the body of the landlord of the inn, Mr William Spencer, who died suddenly on the previous Sunday morning. From the evidence given it appeared that about eight o'clock on Saturday night the deceased felt so tired and unwell that he went upstairs and lay down on the bed without undressing himself. His wife wished to send for a doctor, but he refused to allow her to do so, believing that he would be better by morning without medical assistance. She stated that she found his hand cold and she in consequence at eight o'clock on Sunday morning, sent for Dr Dickenson, but before he reached the house Mr Spencer expired. The jury returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God." Deceased was a strangerin Wrexham, and came from Birkenhead to take the Buck Inn in October last. BOWLING MATCHES.—On Friday evening week the Wynnstay ArmslBowIing Club tried conclusions with that or Penybryn, on tiie ground of the latter, This was the return friendly game. The game commenced at six o'clock, and was concluded by eight. The scare was as follows :— Piiijibri/n. JPyrmstay. Mr Thomas Joues. 5 agst Mr Lube Ralph 11 Mr Jonathan Kisher 11 Mr John Jones ■ 8 lr John Davies 2 „ Mr Y. Strachan. 11 Mr Frank Beirne 11 Mr Thomas lughim 8 Mr Hugh Price 1 „ A.Ir 'I'hotn:ts ii Mr J,,uies Sttiit 2 Mr Y. Strachan 11 Mr Newton Fisk 11 „ Mr J. 15. Murlcss; jnr. 2 Mr W. Garratt-Jones. 11 Mr J. F. K>lly ti Mr Croini'ton 0 „ Mr W. il. Wilde. 11 Mr T. 11. Haywood 11 „ Mr Wm. Snape 6 Mr John Beirne 6 „ Mr Thomas Hughes. 11 Mr R. 11. Joues. 11 Mr J. S. Knijht 9 91 10-5 J It will thus be seen that the Wynnstay Club won by 14 points. But it is only fair to state that the Wynnstay Club were two men short, and were successful in drawing" their two best players to supply the places. Had they not done so they must have lost the match.—Ou Tuesday afternoon a game was played on the Wynnstay Arms bowiiag green, Oswestry, between the Oswestry and Wrexham clubs, sixteen playing on either side. After a close contest the home team won by 99 to 93 points. At the conclusion of the game both teams sat down to a capital supper piovided by Mr Drew. MR MORGAN OWEN, H.M.I.S., AND THE SCHOOL- MASTERS.—The .^cfiool^iaslcr his the following We stated, the other day, in notifying the well- deserved presentation to Mr Pyfe (Wrcxham), that we would, had space permitted, gladly have printed the address of Mr T. Morgan Owen, H.M.I.S., in full. We cannot forbear mentioning the hearty sympathy and goodwill evident in every paragraph of it. Happy the district that has such an in- spector, and still more happy the inspector who has such a kindly appreciation of the difficulties of the teachers under him, and enters so warmly into their feelings and aspirations He, as far as we know, is the first inspector who has initiated the pre- sentation of a testimonial to a veteran teacher, and counted it a privilege to present it to the worthy recipient when the effort had been successful. For this graceful act Mr Morgan Owen deserves all honour, and we trust he may, as he wishes, have the opportunity of making many more presentations. I hope, too, that I may have the pleasure of pre- senting a testimonial to every deserving one of them, and I can assure you that I sympathise with them, because I am always glad to see good men and women doing good work. I am .always glad to give a helping hand, to give a word of advice, and to tap anyone ou the back who is struggling and doing their duty as their duty cught to be done.' These arc pleasant worde, and cheering to those who are working in the right spirit. If Mi- Morgan Owen's colleagues are actuated by the same feelings, the good they would do by giving ex- pression to thorn, especially in their actions, would be incalculable." SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.—A meeting of the School Board was held on Tuesday afternoon, when there were present—Dr Williams (in the chair), Messrs T. II. Coleman and J. Gittinc, and Mr Lindop, visiti)lg officer. The following report was read:— To th members of the Wrexham School Board. Gentlemen,—I beg to submit the following cases of irregular atfc.-ndauce for the consideration of the Board I-Edward Huxley, labourer, 7, Chapel-square, Elizabeth twelve last May, Ann seven next December, Mary Jane fire last March, all out of school at present. This family lia? b un a constant plague to the School Board. A few months ago the father was summoned before the magistrates .or tne irregular attendance of Annie, when he was convicted and fined. 2—John Roberta, 10, College-street, Margaret Jane ten .next October, William Robert seven last December, not iu school. 3-William Williams, porter, Cannon-yard, Emily ton List April, Eliza. eight last May. Both exceedingly irregular, in school not half-time. Mary Elizabeth five lust J.«uu.ry, not in school. This is the fourth time a School Board noticu- JUo been served oil this family. 4-Henry Craven, labourer, 7, Barnfield, Swrah Ann eleven last Decmbur, Susannah ten in lust April, Ada six last April, not in school. 5 -William Billington, labourer, 2, Havelack-sqnare, Pollj twelve lust June, not in school. Emma nine next month, and Alice eight next October, both very irregular. 6 -Thomas Wilson, tailor, 2fi, llrook-strfcet, Elizabeth eleven last April, has attended school 65 timeb out of J00. The excuse offered before the holidays was the i inyss of a brother who died a few days agu. Ba:, tlJ; irregularity existed lon^ before the illness.- Robert Jotios, tailor, Bhostldu burial ground, Rotert liQwlaiid (grandchild), ten next November, continually re- ported for irregular aliondanco Previous to tho iiny-sehool holidays I vi i'ed' the sunerin- tendents of The different eiuuday Schools with a view of tr) ing to induce thorn to hold their respective treats durin. t¡;e holidays, aud 1 am ha; py to IHY thai Cll the whole I w. vey viicceas.'ul. Tho Ohurcn Sunu.^v School treat, however, w.w not held until Tu sday, Au^ust'ntb, afloru.ll the school i.ad re- .p. ne Un that day out of on the books ,.f iiia Boja' Sciiool there were ouly 132 prcjeut-. Out d -273 i i- the books of the Girls' British Stv-ool the number ni .^e ,t WisSt. I have tho lr.mor to be, geutlciao; yonr oWuv.-i s rv it,, August 20th, l.'TS. J. LISEOP. i- S ver il parents nppeare i and promised to B -nd tneii- to fchoo'. ia 4 cssj « ^uiauious vva ordered to be i.v-n d. A uuuihcr of bil.r.I CIVIL SERVICE C. C. V. PONTBLYDYX C. C.—A match will be played between these to-day (Saturday). Play to commence at three o'clock prompt. Dii. LYNN.—This celebrated professor of the art of Elight-of-haL-.d gave entertainments on Monday, Tuesday, aud Wednesday evenings, at the Public Hall. FAIR.—There was but a small fair on Thursday, and prices were about the same.. Mr Lloyd sold in his auction 33 head of cattle, 230 sheep, and 40 calves and pigs, all of which realised good prices. Messrs. Baugh and Jones had also a capital sale, some hundreds of sheep, being disposed of. STEAM ON TRAMWAYS.—A Paris correspondent writes on August 17 to the leading journal:—"It may interest some of your readers to cote that steam has just been adopted on another of the great lines of tramway in this ciry. I noticed yesterday trains consisting of an engine and two carriages making their way to and from the Arc de Triomphe de rEnjile with no disturbance of the ordinaiy traffic or alarming of horses. The engine. consume their own smoke and make li'-tle or no noise." This information is somewhat interesting to this neighbourhood. REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.—WE beg to remind those of our readers who have not already seen t. their votes in the borough that all claim-i to the franchise must be sent in this week. All Con servatives who are not on the list of voters just issued by the overseers are strongly recommended to take steps for securing the franchise. The solicitors in the various districts, a list of whom appears in our advertising columns, should at once be communicated with. An official intimation ap- pears in this week's paper of the revising burister"s engagements. SCHOOL INSPECTION.—Upon the nomination of Mr T. Morgan o won, her Majesty's luspector, Mr lil. Morris, master of the Towyn National School, Abergele, has been appointed his assistant. Mr Morris has been a. successful teacher for several years. Like his predecessor, Mr T. Jones, he is an undergraduate of the University of Dublin. By appointment Mr Morgan Owen has justified hit assertion expressed in his speech at Wrexham that the best schoolmasters are app iated to fill the office of assistant. Mr Morris is a native of Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire, and was trained at Carnarvon, 1866-67. J MR NEW MANSION.—The following is a description of the new mansion which ia being erected for the Hon G. Kenyon at Penioy by our townsman, Mr Samuel. Ir. is of the good old English style of the fifteenth and sixteenth: centuries, known as the half timbered, and it is covered with rich brown tiles, the walls being con- structed entirely of English oak with oinamenatl cement panels, the oak is darkened and the panels finished white. The interior contains a. spacious reception hall with fireplace and chimney piece peculiar to the fashion of those times. The rooms on ground floor are lined with oak panelling, which, with the interior oak flwors and iiuings will have a very nice effect. HOYAL BRITISH BOWMEN.—By the kind per- mission of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, liart., M.P., a meeting of this society was held Oil the central ground, Wynnstay, on Wednesday last. This was the first t uget day of the season, r.nd was held under more favourable circumstances than usual,, the weather ociug propitious. The company began to assemble at eleven o'clock, and shootm^ at three targets commenced at noon. The best gold, previous to luncheon, which confers the honor of lady patroness for the year on the winner, was won by Mrs Richard Trevor-Roper. Luncheon was served a two o'clock in the society's tent, under the presidency of the Rev Mr Mortimer, who had the lady patroness on his right, aud the lady paramount, Mrs Carew, on his left. Shooting was renewed after luncheon, and continued until six o'clock. BRYHBO WATEU COMPANY. The nineteenth, half-yearly meeting of the proprietors of this company was hold in the large room in connection with the Wynnstay Arms Hotel. Mr W. H. Darby occupied the chair, and there were present amongst others Mr G. Osborne Morgan, Q.C., M.P., Mr Peter Walker, Mr W. Lester, and Mr C. Rocke. The balance sheet was taken as read, and tne Oh tirman said the directors weve glad to place before the shareholders a rather better statement than at the clo&e of last half-year. The revenue was increasing particularly in domestic consumption, and it was showing a very satisfactory advance. The trade demand had received a drawback, but this was owing to the depression in trade. The works had been consuming as little as they could. With these remarks all he could do was to lay the statement before tho meeting.—The balance sheet showed that there was a. balance of £687 2s 4id on the capital account. On the revenue account there was an item of .£603 15s 3Jd to be used for the purcoses of a dividend. The report of the directors stated that the sum of £687 2s 4!d had been expended on the works in excess or the present share capital, and the diiectors recommended that the sum of £ 2,000 be raised by means of the borrowing powers of'the company. With the balance of "^603 odd the directors were enabled to pay a dividend of per cent., which would leave J051 15s 3,1- 1 to the credit of next account.—The Chairman said that the domestic consumption had been continually rising. In 1873 it was £:394; the following year .£538; the next .£6-10; the next < £ 723; in 1877 it was £834; and for the last half-year it was.£451. That showed a progressive healthy increase. They had had applications for extension in various promising piaces. It would be necessary to borrow as they were already .£7()0 in debt, and the Llay Hall Colliery Company were about to build 100 cottages in their district.—Mr Rocke said that appeared a large sum to him considering tho present state of trade, but the Chairman pointed out that there were so many places to be connected.—The Chair- man then proposed, and Mr G. O. Morgan seconded, that the £ 2,000 be borrowed, and this was carried nem. con.—Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P., the retiring director and chairman, was' then unanimously re-elected, and Mr W. H. Darby was again elected r.o take office as a director. Mr W. Snape was re-appointed auditor.—Votes of thanks terminated the proceedings. BAND OF HOPE FESTIVAL.—This annual juvenile temperance festival took place on .Monday, in Acton Park. The children from the Band of Hope Societies (in connection with the Nonconformist section of the community only) assembled in the Beast Market at two o clock. They wei*o accom* panied by their leaders, and carried flags and banners with such mottoes thereon as Wine ie a mocker," Strong drink is raging," &c. The band of the 1st D.R.Y. was in attendance. After having been marshalled in order, the procession slowly and orderly moved out of the Market Place, proceeded up Charles-street, High-street, Hope-street, from thence down Queen-street to Actoo Park, which had been kindly leut for the occasion by Sir Robert and Lady Cuniifife. Having arrived the little ones were amused for a while by a Punch and Judy exhibition, whilst the elders were busily can-a^ed in preparing tea in a couple of tents. The adults partook of tea in a tent by themselves. The little girls from Mrs White's Orphan Home and the children from the Workhouse schools attended, and partook of the good things provided. This portion being over various games were indulged in, and continued till about six o'clock, when the company proceeded to the hall, where Sir Robert and Lady Cunliffe, and the Rev. Canon Cunliffe, late vicar of Wrexham (whose appearance in the parish where he so faithfully laboured was a source of pleasure to many), and a few friends were in waiting on the balcony. Mr C. Rocke, in addressing Sir Robert and party, said they had much pleasure in being there that afternoon, and they could not go away without thauking him and Lady Otmliffe for allow- mg them to be there. They had not only been obligated to tha#hon. baronet for his kindness on that occasion, but at previous times. Therefore they begged to thank him for his support to one of the most praiseworthy societies in the world. They were also gratified to see amongst them one who for many years had lived and laboured amongst them he meant the Rev. Canon Cunliffe. He (the speaker) hoped that he might live long to enjoy health aud happiness. The Rev. Canon Cunliffe, in returning thanks, said he was pleased to be amongst them again. Temperance was the only thing that was to save this great country from being ruined by vice. A man who abstained was made a happy man, alid he hoped thoso children would, as they grew up, keep their pledges. They would nuver have reason Lo regret it (applause). Allow hiui to thank them. Sir Robert Cunliffe said nothing had given himself and Lady Cunliffe greater pleasure than to see them present there that day. They had been there b, for", and he hoped they would come again, for he was sure Acton Park could not be put to better | use than it had been that afternoon. The greatest of modern and living historians had characterised the introduction of gm-drinkuig as the master-piece of evil in tnis great; country, and it this was the case it was "lVdi that the young should be educated' in the paths of temperance (applause). Tnree | cheers having been given, gamos were again re- ;:utned till dark, when a series of oxoeiu nu tire wo: fcs iTtfe displayed. These cotauivnyjd lialf- paid eight, and some 2,000 people ivuuc-ssea tIlt,lm I nc wonderful ehV-ehi t>: nyv.r.eo.iny. this crowd proceeded home, it being ««<,» dark to a procession. \> e musu u >^ eranaate! our ujenfciov.ing litom M O. Rocke, HucSh Dtvies, David tj. l),dol (t'enybryu), Sergeant tui I ttlv >1 tho 1:¡,iÎ"<>. r: ■