TO ;OUR CORRESPONDENTS We are cornriclldl to omit several communications in „ SlfJllrnce of an unusual pressure of local intelligence. 1he letter r;f" Oh, M/IW on people's park* shall appear next week. We think our correspondent I- Utilitarian will jiJld Jtimself anticipated by the discussion which tool; plnel; on the post-ojjice in the Council Chamber. =:= -==-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-
-r- THE COUNTY '10 ADS WITHIN THE BOROUGH. AMOSGST the many knotty questions that our body corporate has been called upon to deal with, there are none that have proved of so tedious and vexatious a character as the repairing of the County roads situate within the Borough. Scarcely a council meeting has passed without this abominable nuisance pre- senting itself in some shape or other. The Town Council have discussed the matter, held conferences with the county surveyor—the past and the present one-the public have grumbled and memorialized, but the roads are now, as they were in the beginning, and for aught the county magistrates care about them, so they ever will be. This is the more annoying when we observe that the roads under the control and management of the same authorities without the pule of the borough, are in a tolerably good condition. The commissioners who manage the different roads leading to our town are county magistrates, and the hundred yards leading to the three bridges are under the control of the county magistrates. Without going the length of stating that these gentlemen have a sort of secret satisfaction in seeing these roads in the disgraceful state they are, we think we may safely aver that they have shewn very little disposition to meet the borough authorities in their endeavours to remedy the evil. In fact,' Captain Panton, when the subject was discussed at the court of Quarter Sessions, held in Wrex. ham, in October last, maintained that the portion under the jurisdiction of the county magistrates ICldillg to the Green bridge was in a very good condition. He travelled over it frequently and was quite satisfied with the state it was in. Shortly before this, the borough Surveyor, who resides in the immediate locality of this road, reported it to be, not only in a dilapidated, but positively in a dangerous state. Doctors differ, and so do other people At one time, when railway accidents were unusually numerous, as well as of a very serious character, it was said that the matter would never be taken up in earnest by our legislators until the railways had killed a bishop. So it is, we fear, with the county roads situate within the borough—no- thing will ever be done towards repairing them until there has been a county magistrate either killed or seriously injured. The subject was brought before the Local Board on Wednesday last by a deputation, con- sisting of tradesmen, residents on the Town Hill. The memorial presented on this occasion depicts theùisgraeeful stateof Bridge-st. and Town Hill, and in a conversation which followed, it was stated that the county official was busy making bad worse, by repairing the road with cinders. The Town Hill is not only one of the leading thoroughfares of the town, but it has become a so a great centre of business. It is, therefore, very unfortunate that the tradespeople of this locality should be subjected to the annoyances they are in consequence of the dirty and neg- lected state of the roadway in front of their doors. They pay rates and taxes like their neighbours, and according to the statement of the memorial, j those who reside within the precincts of the hundred yards pay to a pretty tolerable amount. It is only natural that they should look for redress somewhere, and where can they be expected to turn, -but to their own local autho- rities. The latter, apparently, have done every- thing they could to remedy the evil complained of, but from some cause or other-at one time it was said to be the waywardness of Mr. Penson, now, probably, the perverseness of his successor-they have been unable to make the slightest progress. If the repairs are delayed much longer, the inhabitants who reside in the neighbourhood of the county bridges had better petition to have the management of the hund- red yards of road leading thereto in their own hands, so that they might have something in return for the highway rates which they are now compelled to contribute to the common fund. The state of the roadway in Pentrefelin, is at this moment a disgrace to any civilized community.
INCENDIARY FIRES. THE Counties of Denbigh and Flint have lately attained an unenviable notoriety for the frequent fires which have occurred and the circumstances under which the greater number of those fires have taken place, leave very little room for doubt that they were not the result of mere negligence or accident. Indeed, such is the extraordinary charater of fires generally in farm homesteads, that many Insurance Companies are calling upon the County Coroners to put in force the power they possess of holding inquests in reference to fires, even when no death has occurred. This is right; for it has always been found exceedingly difficult to obtain information on such matters; but by putting the law in force persons can be called to give evidence on oath, who otherwise would not give information. We shall be glad to see a more general use of the Coroner's powers in this respect, believing that it will tend materially to lessen the number of fires. We have been led to make these observations from seeing a report of such an inquiry, which is contained in another column in this day's impression, where a verdict of incendiarism was returned, but the perpetrator of the deed is unknown. We trust the police will not relax in their exertions to discover the miscreant who committed the deed.
THE "FREE CHURCH" MOVEMENT. ALTHOUGH a party in the country has raised the cry of The Church is in danger," there never was a time when the Church was estab- lished upon so broad and substantial a basis. Church Rates" are doomed, but the Church of Christ will not suffer by the legislation which decrees their abolition. It is only seemly that in these days of Christian willing-hood, all such insults to the religious spirit of the country as religious taxes should be buried out of sight Religion is becoming a power in the State alto- gether irrespective of legal enactments; the wisest of our Senators do not blush to reverence it in the Parliament-houses; our greatest philo- sophers and men of science are not ashamed to ■ express their belief in its everlasting truths; even our purely political newspapers often con- tain religious articles, and devote an occasional column to "religious intelligence." Peers of the realm build ragged schools, and lead the people's devotion in prayer-meetings; mayors of large towns fete Sunday-school teachers in acknowledgment of their important work in connection with the moral and social improve- ment of their townships. The scoffer at religion scarcely dares to aver his sentiments in decent society. The prospects of religion occupy almost as much of the people's attention as the political prospects of the country. Amidst the marvel- lous Christian energy which characterises the age, men pause to wonder what will be the result in the Church and the world their eyes are naturally fixed upon the U Established Church," which occupies ft this moment a most singular position. The most consistent inter- preters of the rubrics and articles, the old ILigi: Church partyl of which Dr. Croly may be con- idered as a representative, are decreasing, whiht instead of them are rising up some schools c parties which strengthen continually, and all o! which occupy a most anomalous and inconsisteni position there are the Anglo-Catholics," who would rejoice in the separation of the Church from the State, and in the addition of ceremonies. to the order of service; the Broad Church" party, of whom the great Dr. Arnold was the acknowledged head, who believe that if certain modifications were made in the articles and liturgy, a vast number of Dissenters would re- enter the Established Church and lastly, the Evangelicals," who are despised by the other two, and who in return fear them, at.J desire a revisionjjf the liturgy, that they maybe mani- fested the only faithful children of the Church. Truly there is a division in the camp, and it is written a house divided against itse'f cannot stand." But as we said before, the Church is in no danger; it is being budded up in strength and beauty day by day. We rejoice to observe how large a spirit of love Christians are mani- festing towards each other. Clergymen of the Church of England pray and preach in Dissent- ing Chapels. Dissenters of every name worship with their brethren in the Parish Churches. Episcopalians and Dissenters stand shoulder to shoulder to fight the battle of righteousness against sin. Christian love shows itself readv to overlook minor differences, that common cause may be made against the common enemy. The Evangelical Alliance" adds continually to its numbers, and only two or three weetts since one of its clerical secretaries made a pro- posal that a Free Church" should be erected in Belgravia (London), where a revised form of the liturgy should be used, and where clergymen of the Church of England and Noncon'ormist ministers should officiate on alternate Sundays. These Free Churches" seem to be multiplying the Rev. Mr. Gladstone has built one at Tor- quay a gentleman at Bristol has just given a piece of land for the erection of one and there is one in the Principality, namely, at Mold. In another part of this paper will be found a report of the interesting services in connection with the ordination of the minister of the Free Church, at Mold, the Rev. W. Warlow Harry. In his Church a revised form of the liturgy is used, and it is established upon such a basis as to include members of various evangelical communities. Judging by the very large congregations present at the ordination, we presume it has the sympathy of the town. The clergy of several denomina- tions were present, and the utmost harmony pre- vailed. We heartily wish success to this Church for the sake of the principle it seeks to maintain, and that before its beautiful little temple is erected, Wales as well as England may have many more such Churches. We think that there is a great deal more essential unity in Protes- tantism than is generally supposed, and believe that the present general drawing together of the sects will do far more for the purification of the Church than Loid John Russell's Reform Bill will do for the purification of the State. The clergy of the various Protestant Churches have by their exclusiveness done great injury to the Church, we arc glad to see them drawing away their bigotry and cultivating a catholic love.
FIRE AT GWASTAD, LLAY, NEAR WREXHAM. CORONER'S INQUEST. We last week intimated that a fire had occurred on the night of the 17th instant, in the stackyard of Mrs. Griffiths at Gwastad. There could be little doubt that the fire was wilfully occasioned, and on Wednesday last, B H Thelwall, Esq., coroner, held an inquest, with a view of ascertaining if possible, who was the perpetrator of the foul act. The inquiry was held at the New Inn, Gwersyllt, before a respectable jury. The Jury haviDg been duly sworn, they proceeded to view the premises, and on their return the following evidence was given Mrs Ann Griffiths stated that she occupied Gwastad farm. On the night of the 17th instant, there was a fire in the stackyard, which consumed one stack of oats, and one of wheat. She was awoke by one of her sons cry- ing that the house was on fire, she thought such might be the case, as the chimney had been on fire once or twice. When she got up she found the fire was in the stack yard. The family retired to rest about half-past ttn, ex- cept her eldest son, John, who had gone to the Rossett, that evening, and had not returned. He returned about haif.past 11, and witness got up to let him into the house. Witness told him where his supper was, and then went back to bed-does not know when he went to bed-did not hear him go up stairs. There were no servants in the house, the family consists of myself, daughter and three sons, there was no one else within the house. Does not know what quantity of corn was in either of the stacks. The produce and stock on the farm was insured to the extent of L200 it. the Provincial Welsh Insurance Company. Mr John Griffiths examined-Is the eldest son of the last witness, and manages the farm for his mother. On the evening of the 17th, witness left home to go to the Rossett, shout half-past 10, after the mail had passed. Did not meet any person between Rossett and Gwastad besides Mr Davies of Camyralyn, and Mr Joseph Wool- rich. Bolieves he arrived at home about past 11. Pas- sed the stackyard in going to the house, there was no fire there then. His mother let him in, she had no light and there was very little fire in the grate. Went to bed in 10 minutes, was awoke by his brother, who said some one was trying to get into the house, got up and seeing the light thought the house was on fire-but when he came down, saw it was the stacks. Dew, the police officer was there. Witness sent his brother to Wrexham for the fire engine, and then run to -%Iiss Currie to give the alarm. Doss not know that he has any enemy. Had seen no tramps that day. There was no straw in the stackyard which might induce tramps to sleep there. It was 20 minutes to one when Dew called him up. The wheat stack contained the produce of more than 4 acres and I believe it contained 100 measures. The oat stack contains about 400 measures and was the produce of ten acres. The stacks were four or five yards apart, and both stacks were burning when witness got up they were all on ifre. There was but little wind and what was blew along the etacks and not across them. I do not think from the appearance of the stack that the tire had been blown from one to the other, but both must have been iet on fire. The atten- tion of witness was called to some rats in the wheat stack and my brother got a lerrat, but only two or three were killed. The stack had been damaged but very little by the rats. I Mr Thomas Griffiths, brother to hst witness, was also examined at some length. Mr Edward Griffiths was next examined, but his evi- dence was very unimportant. Samuel Poole, Esq., examined. Resides at the Cot- tage, Gwersyllt. Remembers the night of the 17th inst. Passed the Gwasted in a phaeton about twenty minutes to 12 o'clock. ithere was no fire in the stack yard nor the smell of fire. Was returning from Mr Sykes's. Did not see anyone until he got to the Holly Bush, where he saw the policeman. John Dew examined-Is an officer in the Flintshire police stationed at Caergwrle. On the night of the 17th was in the neighbourhood of the Holly Bush for two hours and a half. When standing near Cefny bedd gate saw a light at Gwastad. He gave an alarm and ran up to the place. Both stacks were burning all round and must have been burning twenty minutes. The side of the wheat stack next Llay appeared as though a batten or two had been taken out in order to set the stack on fire. When 1 first saw the fire it was half-past 12. The wind was light and blew along the stacks, not across tliea. A ladder was placed against the wheat stack. The sons of Mrs Griffith did not exert themselves very actively to put out the fire. Edward Lawrey, police officer, frequently passed the stack yard. Has seen a great number of rats on the top of the stack. Called Mr Griffiths's attention to them. The Coroner then briefly summed up, and the jury having deliberated a short time found, that the stacks were wilfully set on fire, but ,by whom there is not sufficient evidence to show." BANGOR. MABRIAGE REJOICINGS—This bsautiful village was quite gay on Wednesday, the 25th inst., on account of the marriage of Miss Bessie Edwards to Mr Douglas, architect, Abbey-square, Chester. Banners were flaunt- ing-triumphal arches were erected, and the bells rang right merrily throughout the day. The picturesque old church was decorated with evergreens in various de- vices, with mottoes wishing the happy pair every hap. piness. Almost all the'village had turned out to witness the bridal procession. On returning the pair were honoured by the horses being taken out of their carriage when about twenty stalwart fellows of the village drew the carriage in triumph to the bride's residence, Poplar cottage.
ACCIDENT AT LLANGOLLEN ROAD STATION.—As the local train was starting from the siding between the main line and the canal at a little after eight o'clock on Friday morning (yesterday) with a lot of empty waggons for the Whestshesf, and had gone on the main line with abont half of the waggons, a special train of empty waggons was coming srom Shrewsbury. The fog was very thick and the signal board could not be properly worked owing to the heavy fall of snow that fell on the night before. 0 The special train ran sideways, into the empty waggons and smashed several of them, and by the concussion the tender and water tank was very much damaged. The engine driver and stoker saved them- selves by jumping off the engine or a fearful catastrophe would have occurred. By the prompt attention of tho station master and the railway officials the line was Uvwrcu ia a very short time and traffic leiusied.
BO HOUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. I I MONDAY, J?. 231m, I860.—Leiote Ihos. Pain- er, Esq., Mayor, T. Edgworth, Esq., Ex-mayor, and I I E. Williams, Esq, and Captain M'Coy. I THE CASE OF SHOPLIFTING. I Emily Williams appeared in surrender to her bail, charged with stealing a piece of ribbon from the shop Mr T. I.. Jones, draper, Church-street. She was very fashionably attired, and wore a dark fancy bonnet, with black veil, a black pelisse, and carried a small monkey muff. She sobbed loudly several times during the ex- amination, and kept her lace covered with her veil the whole time. The court was crowded, and the approaches to the Guildhall were well lined with spectators, the miilintry dressmaking class mustering in consider- able force. Mr Jones appeared for the defence, and the Clerk read over the evidence as taken at the prisoner'? first examination on the Thursday previous. The first wit- ness who had been called was Annie Daker, who stated t-iat she was an assistant in the shop of Mr Theophilus Lessie Jone. dra per, Church-street. On Wednesday, the 18th of January, about a quarter to seven o'clock she was in the work room, when she was told she was want- ed in the show room, whither she went and found the prisoner, who said that she wanted a yard of tarlatan plaid ribbon. I got two boxes, and put them on the table and after looking through them she said there wai none that she wanted. She said she had seen a piece in the window so;ne time ago, and sh e (witness) left her in the room while she went down stairs to look. She returned with two pieces from the window, and prisoner asked her to allow her to take a pattern. She then asked for a cap crowa when she (witness) left her aud saw Mr Jones. Cross-examined by Mr Jones: Did not detain the prisoner in consequence of any plot or scheme with Mr Jones. Mr Jones had said nothing to her about watch- ing. He never spoke to her about it. Mr T. L. Jones s evidence was next read. It was to the effect that on Wednesday, the 18th inst, the prisoner came to his room, and in consequence of certain infor- mation he had received, he concealed himself so that he could see all that went on in the show room. Saw the prisoner the whole of the time. Siw her take a piece of ribbon and put it in her pocket. He then came down to the shop and went up to the show room by another staircase. Charged the prisoner with having taken thj ribbon and she said nothing. Found the rib- bon upon her, and shj said, "Uh don't do anything to me, I'll never do such a thing again." Saw a piece of velvet on her cape which he knew to be his, and which he charged her with stealing, and she said she brought it with her from London. The ribbon produced is mine. Theieis from four to five yards of it, and it is worth 23. 2d Sent for Sergeant Nadin and gave her in charge. Went from the gaol with Nadin to the house of Mrs Wild, the prisoner's lodgings. Searched the pris- oner's box, and found 9 yards of black ribbon that he had misacd about a month ago. The prisoner was in his shop the day before he missed it. Cross-ex,imitied.-Did not say that he saw the velvet on her dress-it was on her cape. Never said to any one that Mr Williams had lost pounds by the prisoner. Never served the prisoner in his life. Never practised any familiarities towards her. Never asked her to meet him anywhere. The Clerk here interrupted Mr Jones, «nd stated that it had been ruled that unless he had evidence to prov,) these things the questions were irregular. Mr Jones said he could not do that, because there was no one but the prosecutor and prisoner together. Cross-examination continued.—Had two female as- sistants in his shop. Had one boy. The-boy never served the prisoner with anything. The black ribbon produced was his. Had told his assistants to apprise him the next time the prisoner came to the shop. Was in the cellar kitchen writing when Miss Baker told him the prisoner was there. The evidence of Sergeant Nadin was next read. He deposed to having been sent for to Mr Jones's shop about half-past seven on Wednesday evening, where he found the prisoner, and took her into custody. Went afterwards to Mrs Wild's house, and searched the prisoner's trunk, and found the piece of black ribbon produced. (The prisoner here cried bitterly.) The Cierk said the black ribbon had not been account. ed for, Sarah Jones (Mrs Wild's daughter) was then called. She said that the trunk searched by Nadin belonged to the prisoner, who was a milliner and dressmaker, lodg- ing at her mother's house. She brought the black rib- bon to the house, and said she had bought it. Cross-examined.—There was eleven yards of it. She had used some for cap strings and bonnet strings for her mother. People were in the habit of brining her ma- terials to make up as a milliner and dressmaker. The Mayor here put the usual questions to the prison- er, but her legal adviser said she had nothing to say. His worship then said that the bench were in possession of information that she had been imprisoned in Chester Castle for a similar offonce, but they would give her the opportunity of denying it if she could. No attempt was made to deny it. She was then committed to tafce her trial at the next assizes. Mr Jones applied to hayo her admitted to bail, and the bench said they were willing to take bail-two se- curities in E25 each and herself in jEoO. The magistrates waited until 12 o'clock, but up to that time no one could be found to bail her.
MONTHLY MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL. The usual monthly meeting of the Town council took place in the Council Chamber, in the Guildhall, on Wednesday last, when the whole of the members were present. The Town Clerk read the minutes of the last Council Meeting and of the different Committee meetings which had been held in the interim. It appeared from the lat- ter that a gas stove had been put in the new police sta- tion, in front of the Town Hall, in reference to which the Mayor observed that he was informed by Inspector Lamb that it would tend to keep the police out of the public houses, where they were under a strong tempta- ation to so in cold wintry weather. REMOVAL OF THE POST OFFICE. Mr Overton ruse for the purpose of bringing forward a motion of which he had given notice in the following terms. That a memorial from the Council be presented to the postmaster general against the removal of the post office to Brook-street, and for retaining the same in High-street, or some central point of the town, and to authorise the Mayor to sign such memorial on behalf of thecouncil." Ilr. Overton said Brook-street was about the very worst part of the town that the post office could be removed to. It was inconvenient to the business por- tion of the town. It was a place where a carriage could not turn. You have to go down a hill to get to it, and up a hill from it. He had had two interviews with the Inspector, who seemed at first quite satisfied with the spot, but when he became aware of the strong feeling which existed in the town on the point, he said they had obtained a place in Hope-street, opposite tho Lion, and that the removal to Brook-street was only a tempor- ary arrangement. He was quite ready to admit that it would be very expensive to Mrs Turner to be under two rents—however, that was a matter that they (the Town Council) had nothing to do with. In coming up to the Council Chamber that morning, he turned into Mr Roberts, the confectioners, to ask if any definite arrange- ment had been made. Mr. Roberts said young Mr Tur- ner had spoken to him, but no definite arrangement had been come to. Under these circumstances he thought it would be well to present the memorial, to show that they were moving in the matter, otherwise it might be con- cluded that the public were satisfied with the present ar- rengemcnt. Mr Bury asked whether Mr Overton had brought any memorial with him-there appeared to be nothing before them. The Mayor replied that probably Mr Overton thought it unnecessary to go on with the memotial after the statement made to him by the Inspector. Mr Bury said if they were to go on with it they ought to know what it was. Mr Overton then read the following memorial: To the Postmaster General,—The Memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Wrex- ham, in the county of Denbigh, It having been proposed to remove the post office from its present situation in High-street to Brook-street, we most respectfully represent to you Lordship, that the latter situation would be exceedingly inconvenient, and highly objectionable in many respects as being out of the chief thoroughfare, and as lying at the foot of a con- siderable declivity. In the opinion of your memorialists' general convenience requires that the post office should be contiguous to High-street, or in Hope-street, on the direct road to the Railway Station, and not as proposed, in a street that is cf a low character, and not in a thoroughfare." Mr T Rowland seconded Mr Overton's motion. He said he considered it one of the worst of places in Wrex- ham for the post office, and he should oppose it all he could. If they persisted in allowing it to go there, he should propose that it be removed to Pontuttle. (Great laughter.) Mr Edgworth said he was sorry to see such opi.ni.ons formed upon this matter. lie thought the place in every way suited for the purpose, and could not tell why there should be so many objections to it. He remembered it in many more objectionable places-it was once close to Mr Rowland's, and he supposed Mr Rowland would not say that was a low part ot the town. Mr T Rowland: That is many years ago. Mr. Edgworth resumed: He remembered it in Chester street, and Charles street, as the majority of those present would. The post master had a certain fixed salary allowed him by the government, and he thought it was acting very unfair, to compel him to take premises in the most expensive street in the town. The post office authorities were perfectly satisfied in the present instance, not only so, but they had approved and confirmed the same. Other situations were pointed out which the Inspector had refused to certify -one or two in leading thoroughfares. He said that a great thorough- fare was an impediment to the business of post offices, and the business of the office was an impediment to the thoroughfare. He (Mr Edgworth) had seen Mrs Turner, and had advised her to wait till the result oi that meet- ing was known before she took further steps in the matter. It was really a cruel thing after the expence she had gone to in removing and fitting up the place, to compel her to move again, fit up another place at an exorbitant rejit, with the present house still on her hands. For himself he did not see the place to be so objectionable as it was represented. Mr Overton said a carriage could not turn there. They were not in the habit of going to the post office in their carriages. Mr Overton: But there are a number of country peo- ple who do. Mr Edgworth: The mail cart, which is a four wheeled vehicle—will have to turn there, and the place has been approved of by the Inspector. fle ww no objection to any persons in it. It was not fifty yards further from the centre of the town than it had been during the last twenty years The alleged inconvenience was s mere fancy or ideal objection, and in order to give tllemgan opportunity of testing it, he begged to move that the presenting of the memorial be adjourned till that day six months. Mr Bury said there was one important omi-sinn in Mr Overton's memorial—he did not point out where there was a pla,,e to be had suitable f r the purpose. It was very nice for Mr Overton to have the post offl-e close at J.e bide of his shop. Mr Overtn ?aid lit; did not care a vu-h about that. Mr Bury Mrs Turner ha 1 used every possible exer- tion to get a place- indeed she had beeu exceedingly anxious to get a place that would suit the public Mr f Rowland said Mr Beale would let her have a suitable place. Mr lhÚlle said he should not hive thought it worth while to have said anvthiug onlv for this allusion to him. Mrs Turner di,l apply to him, and he refern.d her to Mr Wright, who still had the piace on hit hands. But it appears she never wont near Mr Wright, but went round the town misrepresenting him, saying he refused to let her have the place. Mr Bury said Mrs Turner told him that Mr Beal was about to take a portion of the house connected with the shop in High-street to himself, in consequence of which there would not be sufficient accommodation for her. Alderman John Clark s-iid it was a very difficult ques- tion to deal with. He did not po so far as the ex-Mayor Mr EJgworth, and say that there was no objection to the present place. He should like to see it more central yet not in the most crowded thoroughfare—Church-street he thought a very'suitable place for it. He signed the memorial for Mrs Turner, not because he approved of the place, but with the understanding that she would get a better as soon as she could, and he knew that she would do so. The Mayor said he thought if those gentlemen who signed the memorial for Mrs Turner had not told her that the place would do she might not have taken the house, Mr. Edgworth said it was a matter of pressure with Mrs Turner, and she had to take the first place she couid. Mr Edgworth again pointed out the expense Mrs Tur- ner bad been put to, and the alterations which tne place required before it was adapted for the purposes ot a post office-alterations that many houses would not bear. Mrs Turner bad got up her memorial under the impression that Captain M'Coy was getting one up against her. The Mayor said if they should come to terms for the purchase of the Market Hall, they could make a capital place there. He had not the least idea whether they were likely to do so. Mr Beale said the matter appeared to be entirely in the hands of the post office authorities—if so they had no- thing to do with it, aod it was not worth while wasting time in talking about it. Mr Rogers was willing to let the matter stand as it was for the present with the understanding that if any opportunity should present itself to Mrs Turner of get- ting a better place, she would avail herself of it. After a few words from Mr Edgworth, Mr Biale, the Mayor, and Alderman John Clark, Alderman M'Coy said when he was first asked about the memorial he was getting up, he did not knoivthat Mr Jones had given the post office up. Mr Evans suggested that they should have receiving boxes as they have in other towns. The Mayor said he had suggested the Town Hall for that purpose, close to the police station, and the Inspec- tor said there would be no difficulty in that. Letters could be posted there till seven or half past. The Town Clerk said he believed the post office was open now till ten o'clock. The subject of letter boxes and pillars was then dis- cussed at some length, but it was thought undesirable to have anything of the kind at present as it might be ren- dered useless by the removal of the post office. Several suggestions were made to Mr Edgworth. The Town Clerk suggested that it would be better to meet Mr Overton's motion b a direct negative. Mr Bury hoped they would allow three months at any rate. Alderman M'Coy was willing to be lenient as it was to be the case of a widow. Mr T. Rowland said they had nothing to do with wid- ows-they ought to consider the wants and convenience of the public, and reminded them what little regard they had had for the feelings of Miss Bennion. With regard to the expenses Mrs Turner had gone to, he for one would willingly subscribe a sovereign towards them. If others would do the same that objection would soon be obviated. Mr Edgworth said the parallel between Mils Bennion and Mrs Turner would not hold out—Mrs Turner's livelihood depended on the thing. The discussion was carried on in this way for a con- siderable time lonerer. The Mayor suggested that the amendment should be altered to three months—Mr. Rogers to two. Alderman John Clark said the discus- sion itself would have the effect of shewing the feeling which existed on the point without any further action. Mr Bayley said he was iu favour of the postponement of the question. He thought with Alderaian Clark that the discussion itself would show pretty plainly the opin- ion of the council. It seemed to be understood that as soon as a more convenient site offered itself that it should be taken advantage of but until it could be shown that there was such a place available he thought it would not be advisable to move in the matter. He hoped Mr Overton would withdraw his resolution. Mr Bury said he was glad to hear Mr Bayley express those sentiments, as .there were few persons to whom the situation was a matter of such consideration, at any rate once a week. Mr Bury then instanced the case of Carmarthen, where the post office authorities sanctioned the postoifice a quarter ot a mile out of the town, and the inhabitants were obliged to acquiesce because they could provide no better place. Mr Overton was ultimately induced to withdraw his motion.—Mr Rowland, the seconder, reluctantly giving his consent. It was understood that it should not be binding to take a place in Hi^h-street or llope-street, but somewhere contiguous.
MONTHLY MEETING OF THE LOCAL BOARD. The meeting of the Council was followed as usual by a meeting of the Local Hoard, the first business of which had refeience to THE COUNTY ROADS. The Town Clerk informed the Board that there was a deputation waiting to present a memorial on this sub- ject. After reading the minutes of the last highway committee, the memorial was read, which represented that the hundred yards on each side of Ruabon bridge was in a very bad and filthy state, while the memorialists paid highway rates to the amount of 2117 10s., and in justice they thought they were entitled to have the road kept as good and as clean as their neighbours. Alderman M'Coy asked whether there was no means of compelling the County Surveyor to do his work ? The deputation was then admitted, and consisted of Mr J P Hughes, Mr Thomas Williams, Mr John Beirne, and Mr Thomas Roberts. The Mayor said he would tell them what the council had done in the matter. Mr Williams, the county sur- veyor, had asked them to name a sum for which they would undertake to keep the three portions of the county roads within the borough in repair. The council con- sulted Mr Gummow, and he fixad £ 36. But, the council feeling anxious to meet the county surveyor, and think- ing it very desirable that the management of these roads should be in their hands, said they could take them for JE30 per annum. The county surveyor said he was not prepared to give that sum, and slid he should advertise them forthwith. Mr. T Williams asked if they could not have them cleaned-the memorialists represented property on the ltegis and the Abbot the rateable value of which amounted to £ 940, and he thought they ought to have something in return for the rates they paid. The deputation then retiicd, and the subject was dis- cussed at some length in their absence. From what was stated it appeared that the county surveyor was at pres- ent repairing these roads with cinders. The deputation were then called in and informed that it had been resolved to refer the matter to the highways committee, but their memorial in the meantime should be forwarded to the county surveyor. With regard to cleaning them they had consulted the Town CJerk, and it was considered unwise to interfere with them in any way at present, further thau having the cobs of dirt re- moved from the side. PURCHASE OF THE MARKET-HALL. I From the report of the committee appointed to nego- tiate for the purchase of the Market Hall, it appeared that they agreed to offer E5000 for the purchase of the Market Hall and tolls. Mr Edgworth asked whether they had it on their records what Mr Gummow had valued the Market Hall a11 The Town Clerk said they had in Mr Gummow's rev port, but he had not the report by him then. Mr Overton said the sum offered was about the same price per yard as the Provincial Insurance Company had given for ground on the other side of the street without any building at all. The Town Clerk said the Market Hall Company had declined the offer, as they considered it much below the real value of the property. Mr Rogers There's an end oi it then. Mr Manuel Jones: Yes, we will bury it a natural death. Mr Beale said he should move that the committee be reappointed. It was a great shame that the corporation had no property. Mr Edgworth spoke in favour of the purchase on the grounds of a great public improvement, which they as a public body were bound to carry out. He would say then as he had said before, that he was prepared to give any interest he possessed in the Marker, Hall to some other public object, and there were others who would do the same. Mr Daniel Jones expressed himself in favour of the purchase on the ground that the corporation could make more of the Market Hall than the Market Hall Company ever can. Mr Manuel Jones thought they ought not to buy be- cause there was no one pressing ta sell. The Mayor said the Maiket Hall directors were quite ready to admit that. But the Market Hall Company was a monopoly and prevented the council from taking the management of the markets into their own hands. It was a sort of imperium imperio, which so long as it existed the council could not interfere at all. Mr T. Rowland, as one of the committee, informed the ex-mayor that the sum at which Mr Gummow valued the Market Halt was £ 7,000. Mr Rogers said he supposed it was themselves they Bought to benefit when they built it, and not the public. Mr Edgworth said he had more to do with the girket Hall than any other person present, and he could say distinctly that nine-tenths of the shareholders had no such object. Sir Robert Cunliffo, who was ready at al times to take part in anything for the good of the town took a number of shares wr.hout any expectation profit and induced Sir AVatkin, Mr Thompson, an.1 others to do the same. Mr. G. Bayley said he should be very sorry to SH these negotiations brought to a conclusion at the prèscr, stage. It was admitted by every gentleman who sat,! that board that it was most desirable b have the c -Titrol o' the markets and tolls in the hands of the corporation They could only get this by purchase, aid they mint re- member that it was simply a question of property They could not in justice expect the sh irebolders in the Market Hill to sell their property for less than it was \\orth. He was nllt prepared himself to say what was the value of it. Their own survevor ha(i valued it at £ 7,000. The committee thought that £ 3,000 was a sufficient sum. He was in favour of the reappointment of the co.ainittoe, as he was convinced the development of the tr.:de of tne town was impossible as lev g ,s ih" council had no control over the market and tails MrT. Rowland expressed himself in f-tv-mr of the purchase of the Market Hall, but otjeefm to t'm to iitr being done haslily, and he would nnt say that, tlty ouht not to give a little more than £ 5,000 lor r. T "y had heard that some of the shareholders were prepared I to meet them on liberal terms. Mr Eligworth, if he understood him aright prom.sing to give iiis inte iest to the town. Mr Edgworth explained that he waa prepared to give them to some other public improvement, say baths and washhousei, or a Smithfidd (several voice?, or a park.) It was agreed to reappointtrte committee. i WATtK SUPPLY. The Town Clerk reported that he had received so many applications in reply to the advertisement for tenders fur a survey that it was one clerk's work to reply to them. In reply to seven or eight letters which he had written asking for intormation with regard to water- works, he had only received two replies. One was from Penzince and was exceedingly appiicable to our case. It was a town of 10,000 inhabitants, with two thousand dwellings. The cost of their water-works was £ -1,200, and EI,000 irore about to be lail out on a second reser- voir. Annual working expenditure about £40. Annual revenue derived from the water rate-do not levy water rates, but have a schedule of waier rents-there are about 1700 tenements out of the 2,000 supplied, aud the re- mainder are being gradually done concurrently with the drainage. The rental is now about L- f'OO and will probably reach JESOO. No compulsory rates-the oc- cupiers being generally anxious to have the water at the charges laid down. Cost of private works to con- nest with main pipes--a uniform charge of £ 1. The income from water rates not only keeps down the in. terest upon money borrowed and the annutl amount re- quired to repay principal but also on £ 5,300 borrowed lor drainage. Mr Manuel Jones asked in what part of Europe Penzancc was situate ? TRAP DOORS. Miss Davies applied to be allowed three feet instead of two for her trap doors in Queen-street. Granted. FIUVIES AND CESSPOOLS. It was agreed that notice should be given that on and after the 1st ot March next, the cleaning of all privies, ash-pits, and cesspools should be lot by contract by the Local Board, and that tenders for the sam9 should be advertised for. MANURE. it was also agreed that Mr Edward Jones should sell by auction the street sweepings and clearings of privies, Cesspools and ash-pita now in the yard of the Board. LAMPS IN SHOS DDU. A motion for placing one or more lamps between the end of King-street and Grove-road was lose by nine to seven. A NEW BOAD. A motion of Mr Daniel Jones's to the following effect was agreed to—" That it is expedient to construct a street, or road, to connect Regsnt-street with the south- ern part of the town so as to relieve the thoroughfare along the Town-hill, and that it be referred to a com- mittee to report thereon."
WREXHAM COUNTY COURT. I This court was held on Wednesday, for the hearing of adjourned ard other cases, before J. L. Winston, Esq. Deputy-Judge. There were 114 cases entered into court, but a great portion of which were small debts, some were settled out of court, and others possessed no public interest. SAMUEL PHILLIPS, v JOSEPH THOMAS.—This was an action for the recovery of JE2 17s 3d, being the amount of rent dui for land let for the growing of carrots. Mr. Acton appeared for the defence. It appeared that the land was not properly cleaned for carrots, though when the contract was made, it was aereed that it should hp so; and that the plaintiff had had two loads of the car- rots. William Edwards deposed that he knew the land was in an indifferent state, having scuteb, dockweeds, &c.; and that it would be impossible to clean the land. Saw the carrots when growing several times. Saw Phil. lips take carrots away three times, they formed a better part than that taken by Thomas. Repeatedly saw Thomas and a number ot persons in the field cleaning them. John Thomas, being called, said he had been assisting the plaintiff for six days in cleaning the land, which was very dirty-full of scutch and dockweeds. Knew Phil- lips had had the best part of them. Judgment for the defendant—without costs on either side, AXON v. HUMPHREYS.—The defendant in this case who occupies the Black Diamond Inn, Tryddyn, was sued by the plaintiff, who is a wine-merchant in Chester, tor not quiting the occupancy of the Black Diamond lavern. Mr Bndgeman, Chester, appeared for the plain- tiff, and Mr Roper for the defence. Mr Olivar King, who is manager of Mr May's colliery at Tryddyn, stated that the agreement then put into court was entered into by Mr Humphrey's and himself. Mr Lewyn, being the attesting witness, which showed Mr Humphreys to be a quarterly tenant-the Black Diamond Tavern, being at one time his property, which he subsequently, sold to the plaintitt. The agreement is in my handwriting, and was written at Mr. May's office at Tryddyn. The object of having this agreement entered into, was, to separate the house from the garden, thus having two occupancies in- stead of one, reducing the rent from X20 to ;C 16-the £4. being for the garden, he could obtam a license much L M, cheaper. Anis was tue only object. Some receipts were here put in, the witness declaring them to be in Hum- phreys handwriting. By Mr. Roper: I had the agree- ment made to please Humphrey, and he has told me smce that the license had been reduced in consequence ofit. Edward Price was tenant previous to Humphreys, and had a lease of this property for ten years, but owing to a bill of sale being made, I had to redeem the proper- ty, and an agreement was entered into between myself and Humphreys; but never said Humphreys took the hoase for the residue of Price's time. Humphreys paid one L65, which was for possession, license and good-will; but never led him to believe that he should have the house, the residue of Price's time. I received money by instalments, the last being 920; but do not know wheth- er I received it from Mr or Mrs Humphreys and never said the lease was all right. M r George Lewyn being called he said he was book-beeper at Mr May's colliery, Tryddyn, and knew the .defendant. Reccollected the agreement which was written at Mr Kings' and Mr Humphreys. The object of the agreement was to reduce the license by dividing the rent. The public-house is near Tryddyn colliery, have been in the habit of dining there otten, and of paying defendant several sums of money. Cross-examined by Mr Roper I was requested to write the letter to Mr King requesting a lease by Mr Humphreys. It is not the first time for me to be in the witness box. Was not ordered out of the box at Chester. Mr Roper for the defence said there had been the most flagrant false swearing on the one side, or there would be on the other, as he would shew by the witneses it was most contradictory. Thomas Humphreys was called, who said he was tenant to Mr King, and had paid him £65 for possession, license, and the residue of Price's lease. There was about seven years and a half of the lease unexpired. Had spoken to King several times about the lease, and he said I should have the lease when I had finished paying £ 66. 1 did not put my name to the agreement now before the court, which makes me a quarterly tenant. It would not be worth my while to take a house quarterly, and was never asked to do so. In fetching money from Mold to pay the last instalment, I calle. with King, and said I was glad to be able to pay him, and asked had 1 better bring a legal gentleman up to him, or would he come down to Mold, so as to make matters right. He objected, saying it would cost me JE3 or j:;3 lOs i to which I replied that I was willing to pay. He called with my wife on the Monday following, and received £2U in my absence he afterwards told me the lease was all right. Recollect his telling me in March last that he should see I would not loose anything. By ￼ ..Bndgean: The paper is not in my handwriting Pialnttf wlshd me to deal with him-refusing to do so, 1 received notice to qUit, I never requested Lyone to write to Mr ?ing about a lease. [A pen and paper were 0 a lease. [A pua and paper were hOle handed to tile witness for his .VSITmS™ Humphreys Recollect Mr King coming to our house, ,1 ask for my money. I Paid him 20 and w?teXe 1. U I.. lt;aat;. LOI(L mo tl1at would be the lease, meaning the receipt. It has color upon it, hi said. [The receipt put in court a\WIUt?a ?'S? carmine paper.] dwlid Pnce, who hdd the leas. prior to Mr Humpnreys, said 1 00 that Humphreys was to have the remain- der ot the le?e. Hia hoaom in summing up said it was very strange coidencc, certainly there was a discrepancy between the signature written in court, and that in the agreement and receipts given by Mr Humphreys. There being an error in it, which could be very possible. The agreement itself was not a very clear one. He could not give judgment lor the defendant without finding the two w ltuesses guilty of forgery which he would not do; but Le thought the agreement had been entered into, and that the defendant Humphreys must have forgotten all that it contained. lie tberetore awarded judgment for tue plaintiff. LDWAED LEWIS V JOSEPH DAVIEs.-This was an action lor £ S la 6d for ale, spirits, &c., &c., supplied to the defendant who occupies the Commercial lun, in this town. Defendant did not appear, and judgment was given for the plaintiff. GEOKGB NOKBUKY v JOHN WOOLRICII.-This was an action for sue guineas, being the value of a watch the property of the plaintiff, but in the defendant's possession ne Having lent a sovereign thereon. Mr Jones appeared for the piaintiff. George Norbury said he lived at Gres- tord, aud the defendant lived with his father and mother who kept a public-house in Gwersyllt. Went to his house on the 3rd ot March, 1853, and told him I was going lrom home, and was short of money, when the defendant of. tered to lend me a sovereign on my watch, which was to be returned according to an agreement drawn out at the time, and signed by ug both. The next transaction ot the watch took place on the 5th of .November, when I asked for my watch and put a sovereign down to pay for it. Delendant said he had set the watch by him it was out repairing; and afterwards slid I should not lave it until I paid an alescore I owed to his mother. I went there again on the 23rd of December, asked for IUY watch, and put a sovereign down on the table to pay foreit, when he i-aid I should not have the watch and the mother and broihers made a rush for the sovereign, and I believe Mrs Woolrich got it. They afterwards brought me change, whit h she said was the change of the sover- eign after paying the ale-score. By Mr Acton The 5th Xovember \1 on Sunday. I eill sunt a sovereign with my mother, but they would not deliver up the watch. Mrs Norbury, pltintitf's uioMier, said she had been to Woolrich's three times for the watc!l, saw de. fendant and he replied he would not give the watch up to anyone but to my son. Hugh lioberts and Mr Hey- wood, watchmake", also gave evidence. Mr Ac'on, who appeared tor the detente, called the defendant, John W..olriob, who said ihat. iu; had bought the watch out- and -out. PLinliff had been to their house, but had never olfc-ioil half-penny for the watch, ar.d was drunk when he came. Cross-examined by Mr Jones; Have had the wateh in my possession. Have been with it to Mr Fraser, the watchmaker. Had the dial-platu, which had Norbury' name on instead of figures, taken off, and a neN dial-plate put on instead and have had it altered ain. Never saw the sovereign mother ba.l. By the J ii,,Igo Saw the change given by mother on the floor, but never stiw the sovereign Mrs Woolrich wns exait-ined, but nothing fregli was elicited from her, she having partly resolved not to answer the questions put to her by Mr Jones. Edward Woolrich, also swore, that no money was offered to his brother for the wa'cb, till he saw was the chan ge on the floor. Verdict for pliLin-tiff- tlie watch ordered to be returned, and costs to be paiJ by defendant, liable to b', rcovered next court. J Kenrick Le wis had sued 19 persons to pay various sums of money lur medical attendance. Some were set- tled out of court. Mr Acton appeared for Mr Lewis. In one caM, two different accounts had been rendered, one by Dr Lewis, and the other by his collector. In another case, verdict was given for the defendant, who had bad some medicine four or five years ago, but never received a bill until now, he having paid for his medicine as he got it. A host of petty cases were heard, of no importance ex- cept to those concerned. Several orders for committals wore also granted. THURSDAY. IN RE PARKIN.—This day had been allotted chiefly to insolvency cases. The first case called on was that of Mr Parkin, of the Grove Park, Wrexham. Mr Buck- Ion appeared in support of the petition and Mr Rymer appeared on behaif of Mr John Clark, tailor and draper, and Mr Joseph Clark, two judgment creditors. Mr Rymor said the petition had been filed since the 2nd of August, 1859-five months ago, but circumstances over which the court, the insolvent, nor his clients, had any control, had prevented the case from being heard. This had given his clients time to consider the matter, the consequence of which was that their temper had become mollified. Thev had therefoie, no inclination now to oppose the petitioner, and if the Court should think fit to name a day for the final examination they should offer no ob- struction. lie had, however, a few questions that he intended to ask tte insolvent. Mr Rymer then put his questions to Mr Parkin with the following result. Had only one family portrait. It cost £ 10 originally. Had some jewellery and gold watches, but they had all, been sold more than twelve months ago. Had disposed of some sheep since his schedule had been filed. The money was in the hands of the auctioneer and would be paid into court. Mr Glascodine said it would be paid as soon as the auditor came. Mr Rymer said the Act of Parlia- ment did not include portraits in excepted articles, and he thought the schedule had better be amended. No doubt the assignees would let the family have it after- wards. This was agreed to. Mr John Clark was appoint- ed trade assignee, and the 22nd of February named for the day of the final order, and protection granted till then. The liabilities in this case amounted to;69337 10s, »3set3, £ 450. -A lagre portion of the liabilities are se. cured by mortgage. IN RE WILLIAM HUGHES. I In this case Mr Buckton appeared in support of the petition, and Mr Jones appeared on behalf of one of the creditors, Mr Lacon, ironmonger, of Oswestry. The case was an adjourned one, and it was understood, at the last court that Mr Jones was to state the grounds of his opposition he therefore called upon him to state them. Mr Jones: I decline to do so. Mr Buckton: But I call upon you to do so. Mr Jones: You may call the spirits from the vasty deep, but will they come ? The Judge suggested that Mr Jones should write the grounds of his opposition on a piece of paper and show them to Mr Buckton. Mr Jones said he might as well state them openly then, and proceeded to observe that the ground of his opposition was a long series of frauds in business transactions com- mitted against his client, the opposing creditor, and he was now seeking through this court a legal discharge from all liabilities. There were only seven creditors in the schedule, four of whom had set offs for the amouuts owing them, so that in reality there were only three. Of these three 275 was owing to his client,— Mr La- con, a small amount to a Mr Roberts, and E30 the in- solvent professed to owe Mr. Bunston, of Ellesmere, ironmonger, but he had reason to believe that there was nothing owing to Mr Burlston. He had also parted with certain goods for the benefit of Mr Burlaton, of which there was no account in the schedule. There was also other objections of a technical character to which he need not allude further. Mr Jones then pioceaded to cross-examine the insol- vent, who stated that he formerly lived at St Martins. Left in 1841 as nigh as he could guess, and had lived in Overton ever since-about 18 years. Paid Mr Lacon jM in his shop in Oswestry, in 1841, he believed, but he would give him nothing to show for it. Had offered to pay Mr Lacon as he could, but he Wi-uld not take it. He said he would sell a spoon if he could find one. Never owed Mr Lacon £ 41 43. 2d. The money he owed him was JB19. Mr Buckton rose hereto explain. He said the debt was L19, but judgment had been obtained against his client and costs incurred atlaw until the debt ultimately reached L70 and more with interest. That being the case, there was evidently an attempt to mix up the debt with other statements and affairs for the purpose of perplexing his client and it was time that he should protect him against such wanton and wayward opposition. The opposition was evidently got up to drive the poor sons of the in- solvent to pay. Mr Jones said Mr Buckton had no right to draw such inferences. Cross-examination continued-Lived in Overton in 1844. Owed some money then. Had a middling house of goods then. Sold some of them and put the others away. Put them away because Mr Lacon would not take the money he owed him. Put them into a friend's house. Buried a cart metal wheel in his friend's garden, because the bailiffs were coming to his house. The house was not clean empty when the bailiffs came-there was a little in it. Mr .Lacon got nothing. Francis Davies claimed some of these goods, and took them away. Mr Lacon went to law with Francis Davies, about the goods but Francis Davies got them. I got the goods back again It was the sheriff's man who unburied the wheel. Mr. Lacon was fifteen years and never came nigh me. Yes he turned up again-one morning I got a writ for L459 15s (laughter.) Mr Lacon: That was my lawyer's fault. The Registrar No; it was the fault of the system of those days. Cross-examination resumed Mr Lacon came to see me some time last year. No, I never lived in clover. (Laughter.) No, how could I be well to do, when I was in debt. (Laughter.) If Mr Lacon had come to house like a man, I might have done somethine with him, but he come like a bum hai-ley. (Lauglitpr.) Could not tell exactly when he received the writ-it was M .u- day morning when it was thundering and ligisuing. (Great laughter.) Sold a cow at Wr sham i-ur the Thursday after for £ 10, a heifer for t7, a can for C3 10ii alfo a cart for £ 6 15s, and a donkey for ZI 2s. Sold there to pay Mr Burlston. Sent some goods to a place In the county of Salop where the bailiff could not reach them. Took three loads in all. The Insolvent was severely cross-examined thus for a considerable time longer, particularly with regard to his dealings with Mr Burlston, who had a quantity of goods returned, a sum of money paid him, yet there was said to be X30 still ow- ing him. His honour wished to see Mr Burlston's in. voices, but they could not be found. The petition was ultimately dismissed. IN RE FREDERICK HATTON.— This was also an ad- journed case. There was no oppositiom and the final order was fixed for February, 22nd. FRIDAY. I The court was occupied throughout the whole of the day in tryiug the case of ickering v. WYlltt (A jury case.) The amount claimed was E47 for certain work done, and the defendant pleaded a set-off. Mr Bridgman, of Ches- ter, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Swetenham, for the defendant. After a short deliberation, the jury re- turned a verdict for the defendant.
A CONFIRMED VAGABOND.-On Monday last, Henry Smith was brought before the county magistrates in Wrexham, for sleeping in outbuildings, and committed to prison for two months. Mr Superintendent Bradshaw directed the attention of the bench to the following pre- vious apprehension and conviction of the prisoner Once committed to the workhouse. Once discharged having obtained employment. Once committed to piison for stealing from a shop window-2 months, and for house breaking 3 mouths. Once malicious damage-2 months. Twice for simple larceny-1 month and two days. Twice for sleeping in outbuildings-2 months, Time spent in gao!, 11 months and 21 days. He has been seven times committed and three times whipped.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS.. I Sir W. W. Wynnes HOUNDS meet on—' Saturday, 28th ..Styche Monday, 30th Stocket Gate Wednesday, Feb. 1st Lightwood Green Thursday, 2nd Iscoyd Saturday, 4th MalpaA Each day at half-past ten o'clock. Th< CHESHIRE HOUNDs will meet on- Saturday, 28th Monday, 30th .Belmont Wednesday, Feb. 1st OultonPatk Thursday, 2nd Duddoa Heath Saturday, 4th I.More Hall fiacb day at haU-pftat ten o'clock.
LATEST MARKETS. I ftvERPOOL CORN MARKET—Yesterday At our market this day there was no material change to note in w!ieit. ibe I)usiiiess being small and holders less inclined to give way. Oats were quite as dear. Barley and peas were unaltered. Hearts were more difficult to buy. Indian corn met a better inquiry at a shade over Tuesday's quota- tions. Oatmeal was neglected. There was a steady trade in flour at last quotations. WAK.EFIELD COivN MARKET —Yesterday. Moderate supplies. Wheat held firmly at last week's prices, but business passing limited. In barlev no change, but fine heavy parcels inquired for. In beans, oats, and shelling little doing, value unaltered. LONDON CO UN M A Itlifci L—Yesterday. Although scarcely a fresh arrival of any kind of grain since Monday, the trade continues in the same dull state for all articles, with hardly a disposition to purcbac j prices nominally as on Monday. DENBIGHSHIRE REGISTRATION FOR 1859-60. I in RuthinanJDn.nrwst (1063 VoteraonUta L i s t ). votors. Liberal Ga;n in Ruthin anel Llanrwst (iogs Voters oil ilia List) 21 Do uo Denbieli and Abergele 852 do do c t Do do "'rexhall1 itij-j do do 5S Do do Llangollen and Liatiai;iii utij do do Stt Totil Gain of Liberal Voters last year 178 DBXBiGHSUIRB Registration FOR 1852, Compaxed with tkat for 18 C9, In 1852. "From Wiexliiim .Vuvcrtiscr. Mr hidiiulfili Mr Hannot Kir Watkiu 1852. 1860. Increase. polled. lxiikd, polled Abergele 2t13. :188. 5 65 171 177 Llanrwst :J28 :H8. 20 94 ],0 178 Rutbin 659 720. 61 !? 371 388 LlanAihn 309. 419 110 105 152 2O Denbiuh 461 j 504} 103 soi) H7^ J931 I.Iniigolleii 632 1 2322 844?3062 212 ? 74o44 3«4^1U2 Denbmh.46t, ?2322. S<?3062. 2)2'740. ?'H208. 9:?6C8 3M4 t H<2 rCJl.haul. J 221) 6L4 425 S bGs 11208 '47. 280 M rex ham ) 22y I 10.4J <25? 565? t?J 5?) 901 4837 93G 1611 1632 2135 Increase liuce last Elietion, 1852, in Abenrcle, Llanrwst, and HutMn sa 110 do do Denbigh, Usenet), and Wrcal740 Do do do HaMuiu no
BIRTHS. On thi 20th instant, the wife of J Allen, Esq., surgeon, of a AO 11. On the 23rd instant, at Rhosnessney, Wrexham, the wife of Mr Georne Dutton, publ:caii, of a son. On the 22nd at Theatre-lane, the wife Mr Francis Barker, tanner, of :t daughter. O11 the 3rd inst, at Penybryn CastU, Wrexham, the wife of Mr John iiradshaw, superintendent of police, of a dau¡sq.t.er MARRIAGES. On the 20th inst, at Pendre Chapel, Ruthill, in the presence of Mr B. Davis, registrar, Mr J, D, Jones, of the British School, Kutbiu, to Miss Daniels, of Caethle, near Towyu, Merioneth. On the 25th instant, at St Sepulchre's Northampton, by the Rev W Butler, M.A., Mr Charles Gibbs Nightingale Shrewsbury, late of this town, to Sophia, youngest dauniiter of \V. C. Withers, Esq., of London, On tilu ZiHh instant, at the parish church Banaror Igacoed. by the Rev G A IS Marsh, M.A., factor, Mr John Douglas* architect, late of lianùi way, near Nortliwieh, Oheshire, to Eliz. ahetli, youngest daugliter or the late air Ricii;trU Minuiiila, of tfraig House, tian^ur, near Wrexham, DEATHS. On the 20th instant, at Leeds House of Recovery, removed from his situation at Pontefract, of iuttamation of the brain. Mr David Humphreys son of the late Air William Hum- phreys, iate ot the coiauacreial Ina, in this town, much rllll- pected, lij;"HJ 22 years. On the 25Lh iustant, at Abenbury Lodee, Wrexham, Ger- trude Mar), the second daughter, of J D Pugli, Esq., aged 4. years and 6 months. On the latii instant, at Ightfield, near Whitchurch, Mr Stephen WIgin, aged (it. On the 2 ltd instant at Manchester, 3ir Wiiliim Edwards" shoemaker, formerly of this town- On the 20ch iustant, at tin Green Dragon Inn, Wrexham, very suddenly, aged 30, Mr tYidericK James Grioe. On the 25tii instaut, at Mouut-strect, VV'ulia n Rowe, Eaq., C. E., ageti 71 years. On the 24th iust, at Eisteddfod, JIinera,Mr Edward Harris- son, clernat the Lime and coal works, aiced 58 years. On the 19tii instant, at Charles-street, Miss Mary Trail, aged 71 years. Un the lath instant at Chester-street, Anne, widow ot David Downes, carpenter and builder, ageu St.
KAYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. HEAL l'll RESTORED and maintained by the use of L L these Fills, prepared solely by John Kaye, Esq. ot Daltcu-Hall, near lludderslield. They are unequalled in simplicity, safety, and beueticial effect, and in eases of accute as well as cnrouic diseased, especially tliosit rising from impurity of Blood, Indigestion, and Comli. pation, are he best medicine that can possibly be em- ployed FEMALES, AETIZANS, MECHANICS, all persons of Se- dentary Habits, and the general public, will find them of the Srldtest service in correcting and preventing irrega- larities in the performance of the various functions of tile human body. Buy one Box and read tll, teytimot4 al enclosed. DISORDERS OF THE LIVER AND STOMACH. most persons will, at some period of their lives, suffer from indigestion, derangement of their liver, stomach, or bowels, which, if not quickly removed, frequently settles, into a dangerous illness. It is well known in India, and other tropical climates, that llolloways' Bills is the ouly, remedy that can be relied upon in such cases. Almost every soldier abroad carries a box of these Pills in hit knapsack. In England most persons know that these Pills will cure them whenever the liver, stomach, or bowels ar&. out of order, and that they ueed no physician. Sold by allchemists and other dealers in Patent Medi1- cines at Is lid, 2s 9d., and 48 6d. Wholesale Depot, 24 ead-street, London. LEA & PERKINS' CELEBRATED W ORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. PRONOUNCED BY CONNOISSEURS TO BE THE "ONLY GOOD SAUCE" ,&.),"1) APPLICABLE TO EYEBY VARIETY 01' DISH. Ji s&sBi EXTRACT of a LETTER from a MEDICAI. GBUTLKMAS at Madras, to his Brother at Worcester, May, 1851. "Tell LEA & P ERRINS that their SAUCE is highly esteemed iu IlIdla, anu is. ill my opinion, the most pa- latable as well as tlie most. wholesome sauce, that is made." The success of this most detfciuu3 and unrivalled condiment having caused many unprincipled dealeris to apply the name to Spurious compounds) the PUBLIC. is respectfully and earnestly requeued to see coat the names of LEA & PEKRINS are upon the WitAPPE16 LABEL. STOPPER, AND tiOTTLK Fanuf .ctured by LEA & PERUlNS, Worcester. Sold by IJROSSE & BLACKWELL, London; and tIE rea ,ectable Druggists, Grocers, and Italian Warehousemen throughout the World. MJU&UKJL, BELL), AND h'RUIT BUSINESS, Y. STRAHAN (LATE GARDNER TO T. IIIVEN, ESQ., STAXSTY HALL.) 37, HIGH STREET, WREXHAM, Next door to Mr. SMITH, Draper. HA, S n OPENED the above Premies with a NEW IE[ STOCK of GARDE AND AGRICULTURAL SEEDS, FRUITS, &c., and hopes that his long expe- rience as a practical Gardner, will enable him with confidence to recommend such articles only as will give satisfaction, and hopes by strict attention to miCit I share of public patronage and support Y. S. begs to say that now is the time for Planting all sorts of ivuit Trees; and to Sow Early Peas, for June Flower Show. Trained Fruit Trees, Standard Apples, Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Cherries, Goose- berries, Cunants aud Strawberries. Standard Roses, Thorns, or Quicks, and all kinds of Evergreens, ltb u Wb, Seakle, Asparagus, and everything connected with the Nursery business. N. B—Y. S. is prepared to execute any orders he mty be favoured with, and to send out Jobbing Gardeners al -s. 6d. per day, under his person at superintendtnee Agent for MAllK. and WAIID'S RAT POWLAIL BURROWS AND Co., WHOLESALE WINE MERCHANTS, LIVERPOOL. Stores, Luu: STREET.-Olfices, 54, DUKE STRlI. flUE Proprietors beg most respectfully to call the attention of the Trade, Noblemen, Clergy, and the Public in general, to their extensive Stock of Choice Wine. of Rare Yiutages. B. and Co. are not disposed to comment upon the puri- ty of their Wines, which is daily most laudably acknow- ledged by the public and eminent medical men of all countries, as the increasing patronage of the highest families in the land is a sulfijieut guarantee. They beg to call particular attention to their pure TONIC WINES, as oeing so valuable to Invalids aud persons of weak stomachs. A Sample Case, containing three full sized Wine Bottles, will be forwarded to any address, on receipt of P. U. U. for 6s 6d, or a duzen for,24s. It is a well-known fact that impure and adulterated Winea are the greatest foes to health, producing scidity in the stomach, and debilitating the digestive orgoolo, while Pure Wines will accelerate the digestive powers, invigorating, streugtheniiig, and bracing the nCrfODI system. Their Tonic Wine is admitted to be most essential to Invalids, both old and young, and should never be absent from the homes of the weak and sickly. It* properties are duly acknowledged and appreciated by the leading men of the Faculty, both at home II abroad. To prevent imposition, each Bottle ia sealed with the name of the firm.-All orders to be made payable If Henry Burrows. This Paper is Printed and Published by George Bafl*y« Hope-street, in the Parish ot Wrexham P-qjr WiexhaBU this day, Jaawuqf 28th, isoo,