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I WALES AND WELSHMEN. At Wrexham Police Court a milk vendor was fined £ 1 19s for neglecting; to report sheep scab. The mrtrers engaged at the New Flint Coal and Cannel Company's pits are working night and day in order to cope with the increased demand for coal. The Oswestry Town Council has decided to write to the Postmaster General supporting an application on behalf of the postmen for a weekly half-h. liday. The Rev. John Evans (Eglwysbach), who is in I charge of the Wesleyan forward movement in South Wales, has had to cancel several preaching engagements in consequence of a temporary breakdown in health. Mr Isaac Williams, a tradesman formerly of Rhyl, was to have appeared at the Sessions to answer charges of fraud m connection with his bankruptcy proceedings. As Williams did not appear a warrant was issued for his apprehen- sion. At the Conway County Court, T. M. Williams, joiner, sued William Thomas, carrier, for X50 damages for having circulated serious charges against him. The Judge found for the plaintiff, with a farthing damages and costs on that amount. A number of colliers in the Wrexham district have offered to return to work at the old rate of wages. The reply of the coalowners was that work could not be resumed except at a small re- duction of wages, whereupon the miners decided to remain on strike. At a meeting of the Wrexham Board of Guardians, the Ruabon drainage scheme was again discussed, and it was resolved to ask Sir Watkin W. Wynn for a definite answer as to whether he is prepared to grant the necessary land in Wynnstay Park without compulsory powers be ng resorted to. At the Sr. Asaph Petty Sessions Moses Williams, who was convicted of trespassing on land in the occupation of Mr Tate, of Bodrhyddan, in search of coniet, was sentenced to three months' impri- sonment th hard labour. It was stated that the defendant had been chased by gamekeepers, worsted in a scuffle, and handcuffed. He appeared in court With his face bandaged. Sir Horatio Lloyd, sitting at Bangor, refused to make an order applied for by the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy, declaring a bill of sale executed by Owen Jones, of Carnarvon, to be invalid. At the same court Owen Lewis, a quarryman, against whom Ellen Owen had obtained a verdict for X40 for breach of promise of marriage, was ordered to pay the amount in monthly instalments of 10s. A daring robbery has been perpetrated at the Talbot Hotel, Denbigh. A few days ago a brother and sister-in-law of the landlord arrived at the hotel from America. They carried with them a valuable collection of jewellery, etc., and English and American money. Most of their property was left in a bedroom in the hotel. During their absence someone got into this bedroom and took away jewellery and cash to the value of £ 200. They also took a valuable sealskin jacket and other articles from the servants' bedrooms. The police are making active inquiries, but up to the present no arrests have been made. An inquiry touching the death of Robert Edwards, of the Talbot Inn, was held at the County Hall, Mold, before the Coroner for Flint- shire. From the evidence of Mr Edwd. Rowlands and Pol ce-constable Hill, it appears that the deceased w, going down Wrexham-street with a horse an i art. which was travelling at a great speed, i animal was brought to a standstill in front v Grosvenor-street, and Edwards was picked up in an unconscious state some distance off. Med i assistance was summoned, and it was found t ti. tt he was suffering from bruises on the head ) < i fracture of the ribs, to which he succumbe 1. Dr. E: Williams stated that in his opinion de;?rh was due to congestion of the lungs, brought a >ut by the fracture named. A verdict of accident death was returned. At the Bangor Police Court Thomas Williams, carter, and R. E., Williams, goods porter, were charged witu stealing a quantity of ale from casks consigned to Messrs Allsopp and Son's agency at Bangor. Detective Pearson said that on the morning of the 6th inst., about three o'clock, lie, with other infectives, concealed themselves in the goods warehouse at Bangor. At 7.20 a.m. he saw R. E. Wiii uns boring a hole in the kilderkin, and drawing therefrom a canful of beer, which he drank. Ht uaen drew another canful, which he handed to i i: omas Williams, who drank it. R. E. Williams illen drew a third canful, which he drank, wh, i-eupon the officers stepped out of their hiding-p ai e. defendants were then charged, and pleaded guilty. The bench taking into con- sideration the defendants' long connection with the company, and their previous good character, imposed a mitigated penalty of 6s and costs each. A largely attended congress of Welsh Noncon- formists was held at Aberystwyth on Wednesday. A good deal of time was occupied by references to Disestablishment and criticism of Episcopal doc- trine and polity. Though a comparison of views such as must take place in joint meetings of this nature usually produces beneficial results, the friends of Nonconformity may reasonably ask themselves whether the general position of religion is strengthened by such rigorous disputa- tion and impeachment of doctrine as one or two of the speakers at the conference indulged in, and whether the needless accentuation of differences does not tend to weaken the total impression of the Christian Church upon the world. The dis- cussion during recent years of the reunion problem has shown that combination in practical schemes of work such as those in force at Leeds, Bradford, and other centres is of very much greater value than mere deliberation and debate.

I WALES AND WELSHMEN.

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THE POLITICAL WORLD.

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