MRS ANTHONY .HARKJSOS has ]let]! :t7l', i i t, the ,iil) ?''t<'?..j.-?:X?i:)?\ the ?I.?cc of her late husband. TIME TAHLE UR TH;: Wr.i:xii. ux UP a.m. a.m. p.m. n.n:. jM". :° i. Sew JIln »' u.rw i.:» :•» E; ;11 Swan (an-) lO.l.i.j 12.1) ;:1 .S\van«dep) ;T,15 10.45 12.1.) Neiv lilt] (arr.) }>.50 11.21) 12Afi 2.W 4.20 5.2" »;.> v Oil ,is iiiitlei- i Leaves Xew Inn, lllios Leaves Swan Inn. Wrexli;iiii INFANTILE WASTIX.: AN"1» JTOIUI'V ••!•< REX MOST SrCCK.FH.f.? T«EATEI» \\Tm )?. j JoXGH'S LR,])T-B?'?-C..).L'?!L. Thomas Hu.?. i?tt?. ;?.HcJ(!<hce.fH?t! i St. Gill's' awl B]."l)w,hnrY, \\Titt' ll h:ltllr, nourished infants, Dr. de .Ton-'iis !('?!Livcr()i'M"vah'J?. 1hc vacuity \vnh :whichtw??t:)r?t?-r'??''?-?"'?. will L:ttt.¡: 'tv?u)?chi?'.is?r'!)?hm, '[):. \I'"i:ht ;a¡Ii",j is three time" the wc..? ? th?ht ??'?'?. ? ?iKnv:n?L a,; (-Ii?Illi-elltile t:i-' ?Dr..1e.L,n.4h'i!.?)?.)it?.'?nt'?.. of ten cn- for more, it ;pi''??thnn-'h L?.- ?veres?n?t?l?t?f??i.?."?'??-'??. '!I)?nm!titude of chiMivn?'?t:?? tll weekly hill of ut<?t?)icy issued from the ￼ !theK?ist?r-(!?aI." D'.K. r"rt. Ar.- Of "Handbook for the Xursery.' writes • j<m,;h'.<Light-Hr.'?r.? Liver Oil 1 j.a" !sp?i<icinmM\fthc<ti-.?s.?)?!)u!t? if?)cv?i.!c))]Hh.?(!.aud I h?.-?u)!?? belie produced bv it< list'. r.itients j?'? the Pale Oil", and :u?:h't't?r.'t;m'ic"? r,'U-; fortablv." Dr. de Jonglfs )A?t-t"?"? t' Lin-r Oil is sold only in capsuled miptiM. pints, 2s (id: pints, !s !>d quarts, !J: rih h:' ?mi!. ?xt signature and the •«if;, consignees on the capsule and tile la UL ¡¡jltb wrapper, hvaH chemists. S?Ie?n?t'ft" s:n-, Harford, and Co., 77. Strand, L'?'j;
Late Advertisemen t. HOUSE TO LET, N(w 1, >t.mley stra-t. W[_ ?JnL to JOHN (aui'orH-. ?. York.' lrt' rexhalll. J.—• MK SHUIIRATr, SOUCITOl! .1) \I'l:' IS HE:'lOnw T()H)S<? 'h,?'?? NKXT SAVINCS BANK. Several h?"?? ??. ()fOmct's.(?n:u?.St?t-K<?ns.St;t'?' ￼ ?MusMTOLET. Apply too -Nil I ttymx?t Newydd. FOB SALE BY ''H?ATHT}!???, [J pm??edAY?SHt?KHi?H??. t I J ".I.t\ to Al)l)l3' to .?"'? )?:H?-T??'??? Selattm, —' I .„ T: LOST, a pair of Double P;I'F-(;I,. _tj tinder will lie rewarded.—Apply :lt this Paper. FILUIPTOX'S PILI. OF HE \I.TH mHlS excellent ?nni)v Medicine i> .?"? .t five remedy for indigestion, "n? complaints, siek h?t').'trh?.).?" ￼ II" II' I II I' I, '1'- n?. ?iddi!n'<s..spurns, ?id .)))' stfm?h and h.?wc-)?:n?t w))W:?'t"?,.? quired nothing can be better adapted- PERSONS OK A FULL HAI'.I'I, » 'j„ill- t?he??h?,.?iddh)?s.d!'nY.sin?.s.?'j?j,?b e?t's.H)'isi)?)r?)u too great a ««•>» hl"lul 1 111\ dl. head..should n''Y.'r ).t-w.t)i.;nt ???. ;nn"'? ja:M<'u?sympt<t)ns'\iUht't'iit:rt'c.??")?,?? ￼ 'IIr. rt "'FnrFKMALMS. these Pills are ^lir; movn?:n?hstrurt?n-tht.d!st?- ,IIJ \ry }11'l'all.'ut with th,' sex. oIl'JH'l."illll "I SI'IJI:Ili'- Iles of it..ht Jlt\t',nn. 'ltrl'('tiOJl.. hltltl.lll'=. 1>1\ ?d?)I<.w)?.ufth(-skin.?"?'??'??'"?'"??? blomn to the complexion. ,1 ,II" Sold bv all Medicine Vendors at Is Ji, l • .unl 2s ;iiit b(?.or?LtanM-dth)?n::h!tny'J"t. ??? Printed at the ?'?'?'?'?'?'?/'?. '>" li.hment, "Advert.?- Office i (l f Ú;r Market S(iii:ti-e iii t)],. and 1)iii?ii?lle(i I'll '1 'hllll'lI" the?hove<'ttic?.and?;.?t. -?. ???,);' ??MMPnnK?'??."?'?_"??, ,? Coitnfcy of riint; at the slio)> «'• A Cmtnty of hillt; at th.h"p u!: rr, "I') ";It '1: war!t", C01'\I.n, ill th,' ('IIlIlIty "I "<'I'"11l 'C,U:i C.(..i;?cys.Thc<'r.?K <s?. ? ,,t?. of Salop and ?t th.. ''? ,,¡ Aston Market phce <?''??,th.' '?? I. 1' S[reet, Chester; ))ySt:r.?.A ?'?,, ? St?-t.? .?. ham, aforesaid; ('"?RL'-?.?. )?'? Cros. Oswestn. aforesaid ai .'?:b?"?), Grove Park, W' exh?u:. -['JK.?'?.?;?.?' ? itrj S.
District News. (iKOitcu: Mason, thewell-knownforcinanticket- collector at Chester Railway Station, died on the 2nd iast, after being 25 years in the service oftheconipMnM. ￼ A PfBHC Jtamo OF EMLWAT MM, »dM over bv Earl Grosvenor, was held in Chester, on Tuesday, at which a local committee was formed in aid of the Railway Servants' Oiphan- T. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT GORSEDD. —A kr"e company assembled in Gorsedd bchool- M„ on Wednesday evening when a very pleasant concert was given by several local Mntenrs The chair w as taken by the Rey, Richard Davies, and the singers were very heartily applauded by the well-pleased audience. An interesting interval in the musical proceed- iufs\vas occupied by the distribution of honour certificates to the children who had gained them for their proficiency in Scripture history, &c., at the Diocesan examination of the school. THE CHESTER CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY held its annual meeting on Saturday, the Duke of Westminster presiding. Of 282 cases inves- ti;rateddurinicthe past year, more than one half re- ceived assistance. A fund for pensioning or for permanently relieving deserving persons had been established and although only 15 I)ersoii,, had been relieved, it would be practicable to re- lieve a larrer number if the subscriptions were increased. The Duke stated that the experience of the committee was that the two evils of drink: and unwholesome dwellings are together res- ponsible for probably DO per cent, of all the dis- tress, misery, vice, and crime which are so rife among the lower classes. PRESENTATION TO THE MASTER OF THE SHREWSBURY HOUNDS.—A presentation was made at Lythwood-hall on Thursday to Mr M. Hulton- Haris .p, in commemoration of hisrecent marriage. The w.)rtliv souire belongs to liardsley, Lanca- shire, and has two seats in Shropshire, and his connection with the Shrewsbury Hounds has caused him to be deservedly respected by all c-oss-counh'V gentlemen in the county. His marriage with Miss Bewicke last month gave the members of the hunt an opportunity of testifying their respect, and on Thursday they assembled at Lvthwood-hall, and presented him with a bunting horn of solid gold and a congratulatory address most artistically engrossed on vellum The address was read by Mr P. Eventll, and Miss Darrell presented the hunting horn to Mr H:dton tTurrup, who responded in a manner that elicited the approval of the audience. RENT AUDIT AT Li.ANASA.-The half-yearly rents of the Gryn Castle estate were on Tuesday received at the Gryn Arms, Llanasa. The busi- n ss< of the day over, the tenants were sumptuously entertained to dinner by their lundloid, Mi-k. Bates, M.P., the chair on the occasion heino; occupied by the agent, Mr L. J. Divie- The usual loval toasts were given, and that of Mr Bates and family, which was eiitliiisi- a^ticaliv received. Other toasts were also given, mciudi-r those of Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn and family, mid ]\Ir &n<l "Mrs Jackson, the pre- Oct""I [),Ili CS of Grvn (find of whom it v. as aduiitted on all hands that the poor of the 'nsi?hbourh?dwere never forgotten by them. Alth temporary residents they liberally sub- scribed to every good cause, anù by all classes tbev were beloved and respected. Mr Jackson, it was remarked was one of the principal specu- late in Flintshire, and the amount of capital lie Ind invested in the liettistield Colliery, at Biv-illt, was a fortune of itself, aiflkrhad been the IUGV.T> of giving employineiit to hundreds, and of developing the resources of the tounty It was Mr Jackson's wish t> > do all the good lie no• fid. ;v.:o. with that object in yiew lie was ever ji'i'iy assist and take a leading part in every Ui'dertaking that would benefit the public at Ill Flintshire, as at Birkenhead and Liverpool, he wa* universally respected, and a sad dav it would be for Ijlanasa and its neiijh- when lie takes his departure, which it VI is devoutiv hoped would never take place. Oiher toasts folh?'ed, muic too was introduced, an i .in ?TL'e.Jue evening was .-pent. ————— —————
BAGILLT. FEnvies or Host!.—A service of song on the hist 'i y of the Prophet Elijah was given in the j) iron church provided by the English Con-! •g.^ationdists, on Tuesday evening. The read- ii were given by the Kev. J. D. Puley, iiiii tLe portion of the meeting was conducted by the choir. There was a good attendance, and the-oI'OCeeds will be devoted to the purchase of a harmonium for this place of worship. ALLEGE!') THEFT OF TOOI.S. —Anthony man, 25. collier, of Chesterfield, is in custody at ftoh-we!l, on :1. charge of stealing three picks, v».lt:ed at G. and one pick shaft nf the vnlue of I OJ. the property of the Bettisfield Colliery Com-1 It appeared that the prisoner was em-! ployed at the colliery, and at the end of DecLiii- her*last he had the articles described gIven him fi. the store room. He then left Bayillt, and had li-.t been seen until he was apprehended by i Constable Knight (of Bagillt), at Cinder Kill, near Nottingham, on Tuesday night. The Jillviliei' alleged that 20s had been kept from his wages. and he considered that lie had a riglit tt) take the tools. FATAL ACCIDENT IN A COLLIERY.—Dr Brown, the deputy coroner for Flintshire, opened an iii- I quest on Wednesday at the Feathers Inn, to enquire into the circumstanccs touching the death 0: Taoma'- Roberts, aged 02, and residing at the VI alks, Bagiilt. The deceased was employed at. Pettisfield Colliery, and about half-past two oil Saturday afternoon last he was returning from his working place to the eye of the pit, when lie was met in the main tunnel by a number of empty tubs. The deceased appeared to have slewed aside out of their way, but in passing,one 0r the tub. caught him, Imockell him down, and live of the waggons passed over his body. He •was at once taken home and attended by Dr Por- tus, his ribs having been severely injured. He ( lingered until Monday afternoon, when he died. Tue inorest was adjourned for a week, to enahie, the Government Inspector of Mines to be present We understand that the deceased had met with repeated colliery accidents, having been conveyed h Jtue from his work in an injured state no less tb!! about ten times. BUCKLEY. CoxrEitT AMI) T.IXTI'KE—We are to have a concert and scientific lecture on the evening of, 1!. ir.ilay week, in the new Board Schools, the proceeds of which are to go towards purchasing a .set of chemical apparatus for the science classes v. inch are taught on Friday evenings by the Rev James f'ompton. Several local amateurs have pioinise i their services, and as this is the first time that the public have had an opportunity of view- ii:g these schools, it is expected that there will be a large attendance. SCHOOL AITAIRS.—1The ladies' comniitt?e of lr.an.r.gemeiit met in the Girls' schoolroom on Monday afternoon last, at five o'clock, when there were present Misses Cathrall, Griffiths, JicMillan, and Mrs Crompton, Griffiths, Fisher, X'avies, and the two selioolmistresses, Mrs Jones and Miss Birtles, also Mrs Robert Griffiths and JZrs .Joseph Griffiths, who presided. A Subscrip- | tim; was commenced towards forming a "Dorcas Society," for helping the many poor children v. h ■> cannot attend the schools for the want of suitable clothing, and the neighbourhood was portioned out to lie visited by a sub-committee to solicit subscriptions towards giving a bonus to those children who are regular in their attend- ance at school, and who also subscribe to the Buckley Board School Clothing Club." This first meeting was of a preliminary character; and a second meeting is to be called shortly, when Mr Win. Cathrall, the local member of the Moid School Board, is to be invited to attend. We are glad to learn that there is a steady iii- i crease in the number of children attending these schools. CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRE. KKRIOUS CHARGE.—Thomas Edwards, colliei-, 1, llhosymedre, was apprehended by P. C. Lawley i at Newbridge on Monday, charged with attempt- big to commit a rape on Caroline Edwards, of Bb.ck Park. He was taken before Captain C:>ran, Ruabon, on Tuesday, and, after hearing i s;fr.cient evidence, he was remanded until Mon- day at Wrex ham, CONCERT.—On Thursday, a concert was held in the Assembly Room, kindly lent by Jl,lr l'u [eston, to aid the fund which is now being made for enlarging the National Schools. The rev, J. J), Edwards, B.A., vicar, who pre- sided, opened the proceedings with a few brief remarks, after which the following programme was ijone through in a creditable manner :-In- struniental trio, "The three cousins," the' Misses Hughes, The Manse song, Come, birdie, come," Miss S. J. Roberts song, "Thej b ii- ,L i e, coliie, lost chord," Mr Davies, Penycae; song, "Y I Tre:i," Owain Alaw song, Too late," Miss Hughes song, "The spirit of our fathers," Mr W. Hughes; song, Evangeline," Miss Ed- l; song, "Beautiful isle of the sea," Mr T. Davies song," The pirate chief," Mr C. D. Burnett; song, "Sweethearts," Mr Spamnv song, "Punch's compliments to Wales," OAvliii A law glee, "The lie lis of St. Michael's tower," ilrs Roberts and party song, "The: anchor's weighed," Mr W. Hughes song, Buy pretty flowers, Miss S. J.Roberts; song, "Adcryn Pur," Miss Edwards; song, Merry littie grev fat man," Owain Alaw song, "Mary ..f Argyle," Mr Davies song, Tapping at the garden gate," Miss Hughes: song," (4Toloiiieii M "K' (-'1' Wen," Mr T. Davies song, King Christmas," Kr C. D. Burnett; song, Maid of Athens," Mr Sparrow comic song, Mr Ptrr song, "Ymwdiad Lady Grynsweith, Owain Alaw ,:t song, "Gofl bless the Prince of Wales," Urs Roberts and party finale, God save the j Quet-n. At the close of the proceedings, votes of thanks were given to the laches and gentle- i men who had so kindly assisted, especially j Owain Alaw. The room was filled with a highly respectable company, who seemed to the whole proceedings thoroughly, and ap- pended heartily the various items, DENBIGH. I THF PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY announce their sec >;id concert for the season to take place on the bt of March, and as there are two dinners in the town, St. David is likely to have his full share of honor this year. THE I.O.G.T.—The English Lodge of thii Order has determined to remove to the new schoolroom, Yale-street, next week. On T e-g- day there are from 10 to 14 to be initiated as new members. The new rituals have been received from the Right Worthy Grand Lodge of the World, and appear to give general satisfaction. Br J. Masters was installed W. C. T. on Tues- day. THE FAIR on Tuesday was but thinly at- tended with stock though buyers were in abun- dance. Prices ruled a little higher, and useful animals were sought after. Pigs, on Wednes- day. were no dearer, but business was quickly done with the few that were in market. Wednes- day was a busy day in the shops, several of the drapers of the town "selling off." The fowl market was very brisk, all being cleared off early, but the cruelty practiced by the dealers demands attention, twelve fowls packed or thrown into a basket about eighteen inches square, as was seen at the railway station, is rather distressing to look at, but who would envy the state of the person who did it ? HOLYWELL. SIMMS' MARIONETTES have this week occupied the Board School in this town, and drawn toler- ably large audiences every evening. VOLUNTEER BAND CONCERT.—The concert on Monday evening next, at the Board School, in aid of the volunteer band, promises to be a great success. The committee who have been carrying the arrangements through have provided a capital programme, and backed with such influential patronage, the result will no doubt be gratifying in a monetary point of view. THE LATE POPE.—Reference was made at St. Winefred's Chapel, on Sunday, by the Rev. J. Baron, to the death of Pope Pius the Ninth, and he spoke in eulogistic terms of the deceased Prelate. At Pantasaph, reference was also made to the loss the Roman Catholic Church had sus- tained, in the death of the Pope, and to the vicissitudes that characterised his unprecedented long pontificate. A DESTRUCTIVE TRIO.—At the Police Court, on Friday week, before Richard Sankey, Esq., three strapping young vagrants, who gave the names of Thomas Taylor (Liverpool), George Green (Liverpool), and John Burns (Dublin), were charged by Mr Hughes, master of the Workhouse, with destroying their clothing in the vagrant wards during the previous night, The men were found next morning in a state of j nudity, having destroyed all their clothing, even to their shoes. Mr Hughes stated that this offence was increasing, and his Worship com- mitted each of the prisoners (who excused them- selves bv saying that their clothes had become bad and dirty) to 1-1 days' exercise on the revolving staircase provided for the benefit of such characters in Mold gaol. LOCAL BOARD, MI)N I)AY. --Preieiit Messrs E. J. Davies (chairman), R. Sankey, F. E. Turner, Jos. Garner, J. J. Evans, Jas. Hughes, Jno. Brittain, J. Carman, S. Holgate, Jas. Denton. Financial.—The Chairman said that at their last meeting a pressing demand was made for payment of a claim of £ TS Ss lid in the action brought by Messrs Handyside, and Co. against the Board. They then found that they had no money in the bank to meet the demand, over tlOO having been spent which was not included in the estimate when the rate for the current year was made. Rather than make a new rate to carry them over the ?.'th March, three of the members had consented to give the treasurer a bill on the bank to secure the overdraw until a new rate was made and collected. The bill had been given and discounted, but a further docn- ment had been received for their signature stat- ing that the bill was given in their individual and private capacities.—After some demur, the docu- nient was signed by the Chairman and Messrs Turner and Brittain, the latter observing that all this showed it was not wise to deal with money lenders, for they were very fond of over-security, (laughter.) letter was received and read from the Board of Trade acknowledging the receipt of a petition from the Local Board in favour of the application of the Waterworks; Company. The Mnyh't TulIt.—rT\\> Chairman produced, the en^Tossed deed of the transfer of the right to levy market tolls in the toWll from the Duke of Westminster, to the Board, and the Clerk | observed that the tons were now fully the pro- perty of the Board. At the time they were ar- ranging the amount of the purchase money (j it was arranged that the Board should pay the j amount of the Duke of Westminster's bill, and at the conclusion of the business he wrote to the solicitors for an account of their charges, and 1 in reply he received a letter stating that they had no claim whatever against the Board in the I j matter. (Hear, hear).—Mr Sankey th.?'ht they should pass a vote Of thanks to the Duka f.u' his kinJness in the matter. —Mr Unttain .su?ested that the present meeting should be adjourned for 1 a day or two, and that son.c of the members sho'dd be appointed t? draw out a vote of thanks to the Duke, for his kindne-- in the matter, and for effecting the sale of the right to the tolls freè I of charge, and also t" his agent Mr George j Hughes, for the trouble he had taken in the i matter.—The suggestion was acted upon, and a committee was appointed of the Chairman, Mr Sankey, and the Clerk, t ) prepare the address.— The sanction of the Local Government Board to the! borrowing of 1:\ 000 fDr the ,e of provid- in a market hall (which v.'? wi:hheld until the Board had acquired the right to levy tolls) M as: received, the period during which the money cord be repaid to extend, over thirty years.— I The Chairman said that having had the tolls, and sanction to borrow money, the next step was to consider where they should borrow the money from, and the terms and conditions upon which it would be advanced.—Mr Sankev said they knew where to go for the money—to the Public Works Loan Commissioners.—The Chairman said a letter had been received front the Com- missioners stating that if they advanced the ■ I'G.000, the rate of interest would be 5 per cent, per annum, and would have to be repaid within, I 20 years. It was evident that those terms woulcll not suit the Board, and the fact of their having | applied to the Public Work s Loan Commissioners for the money did not make it compulsory on the Board to go there for it, for they were at full; liberty to borrow the money at any place.—The [ Clerk, having first obtained the assent of the Board to the course he had pursued, said it oc- curred to him that it would imt be suitable to the Board to pay .r> per cent, interest on the money they borrowed, and to be repaid in so short a time as 20 years. He had made inquiries as to the cause why the Commissioners asked so high a rate of interest for:fo Iii¡, 'rt a tiwt', and he W;l" informed that for drainagti works the money was pnt (In n low rate of intm-it because drainage > authorities spent a large amount of money front which they got no return, whereas a market hall would be a source of revenue, therefore the Go- vernment merely lent money for sani- tary purposes on those easy terms. After receiving that letter, he put himself into communication with several persons, brokers and others, to see if he i,)t -,et the money ad- vanced at less titan;) per cent., and for the full term of years, and from the inquiries he hall made he believed he could obtain the money at 4} t > 41 per cent.—It was ultimately resolved i that the Clerk should pursue his inquiries, and that advertisements be issued inviting a loan. It was also decided that the money should be repaid annually by equal instalments every year. —The Clerk suggested that the Board should review the plans, of the market hall, prepared by Messrs Scrivener and Son. architects, Hanley.— The Chairman asked whether the Board could, should they desire it, alter the plans after they had been approved of by Mr Morgan, the Go- vernment Inspector.—The Clerk replied in the affirmative, but he merely made the suggestion so that the members could refresh their memories as to what the plans were like.—The Chairman thought it would be advisable that they should refer the plans to some practical man to have his opinion upon them.—The Clerk If you approve of the plans, it would be a good thing- to advertise for tenders.—The Chairman What, before we have the money ?-The Clerk: Yes, the money is ready for you if you like to pay 5 per cent, for it.—The Chairman I suppose you have a minute on the books that these plans are approved of.—The Clerk Yes, but that can be rescinded if vou wish to do so.— The plans were then produced and inspected by the Board, and the Clerk read the architect's re- port upon the same, which stated that the plans had been amended from those originally pre- pared, with two objects (1st) for the purpose of providing improved approaches to the market, and (2ndly) for the purpose of providing the greatest possible accommodation at the least possible expenditure. The market hall would he built of brick, for the purpose of using up the old material on the site, and would have to be coloured or whitewashed inside and out. The meat market would contain 21) stalls and 4 shops, and the general market, 24 vegetable stalls, 5 fancy stalls, and 4 fish stalls. The town hall would of necessity be of a very plain character, and would be built of stone, with local rock tooled dressings. It would comprise a work- man's clubroom, SO ft. by 25 ft., a board room, market inspector's office, fire engine house, cart shed, &c. On the first lfoor would be an as- sembly room, 56 ft. by 25 ft., with an ante-room 18 ft. by 11 ft., lavatories, &c. The assembly room would be very plain, with open roof. The architects believed the whole work could be done for £ 3,500. They were aware that that amount exceeded their but as they were required to provide a certain amount of accommodation they found it impossible to do so at less cost. As a means of reducing the amount, they would suggest that for the present the shops in the butcher's market be not erected, and that the walls of the assembly-room be left in the rough state, and they were sure that the receipts from the market, and the subscriptions of public-spirited gentlemen in the neighbour- hood would soon enable them to have the work completed.—The further consideration of the plans was deferred. —The advisability of obtain- ing a roadway to the market hall on the upper portion of the site, ne::t the Cross Keys, was pointed out, and the great facilities it would atford to persons visiting the market.—It was ] decided that Mr Roger W. Hughes (agent to the Earl of Denbigh) should be requested to grant the right of way as indicated. The Town Clock.—"The Chairman mentioned that the town clock had been handed over to the Board for the use of the town, but there was a small balance due to the executrix of the late Mr M. D. Edwards for the woodwork of the erection. The Clock Committee had no funds to meet the amount—indeed they were some £1:) out of I-)ocket-an(lti otliet- towns had to provide such clocks out of the rates, he asked the Board to pay the debt remaining due.—This was agreed to Report*.—The Inspector (Mr E. M. Evans) reported that the health of the district continued satisfactory. He had that morning an appoint- ment to meet Lord Denbigh's agent and Captain Mostvn with respect to the Rock Cottages and other properties in the district. The outstanding balance of the rate, amounting to about £ 50, would be collected and paid to the treasurer in a few days.—The Surveyor (Mr J. Jones) reported that the tradesmen had ceased occupying the narapets with their goods and boxes, thereby doing away with the nuisance of which he had previously complained. (Hear, hear).—The con- tract for carting the street scrapings having; terminated, it was again renewed.—Attention | was called by Mr Carman to the filthy condition of the New ltoad, and the officials were directed to see to the cleansing thereof, and em,H)wered to proceed against the persons who were found to cause the nuisances so frequently complained of in that locality.—The attention of landlords in Well-street and Whitford-street was ordered to be called by the Surveyor to the want of landers I aiiddowiispouts to their propRrty.—Some cheques were signed and the Board dispersed. HOLT AND FARNDON. I PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—Special prayer meet- ings are being held by the members of this church every evening of the week in connection I with the visit of the Rev. J. Richard Hughes, of Anglesea, who intends holding evangelistic services in Holt through the whole of next week. DISTRICT VISITATION.—All the Presbyterian churches belonging to the Lancashire, Cheshire, and Denbighshire Presbytery, within the Wrex- ham and Holt district, are to be visited during this month by the appointed persons. The main object of the visitation will be to enquire into the spiritual and financial state of each church, and to encourage all the members to renewed efforts to extend the Redeemer's King- dom. LLANGOLLEN. TREAT TO THE BOARD INFANT SCHOOL.—This I annual treat, through the killllnes and liberality of the Misses Robertson. Siamberwen, whose in- terest in these schools is so deep, constant, and unabated, came off on Friday week, when all the scholars, numbering about one hundred, under the care of Miss Lloyd, the excellent governess, assembled in the schoolroom, in the centre of which a large Christmas tree laden with all kinds ofjjfancy articles suitable for the young had been put up. A large company of ladies and gentle- men, among whom were the following, had as- sembled to witness the presentitioji --C-,tl)tiiii Best, Mrs Best, Master Best, Mr Fell, Mrs Fell, Miss Fell, The Misses Robertson, Dr. Robertson, Miss Stewart, Mrs Litherland, Mrs W. 0, Jones, Pengwern Cottage; Mrs Coward, Mr R. Griffith, Mrs Griffith, Mr J. Parry Jones, clerk to the School Board Mrs Hughes, Dolhiryd; Mrs Davies, Bridge End Mrs James Clarke, Mrs Evans, Hall-street, &c. Each of the children re- ceived a present, while to some who had specially distinguished themsel ves for regular attendance and good conduct, money prizes were also given by Captain Best, who in superintending the dis- tribution gave kindly words of encouragement to the youthful recipients. During the proceed- ings, a few lively songs were given by the infants with wonderful accuracy and precision, and, at the close, hearty cheers were given for the Mis,cs Robertson, Captain Best, and Miss Lloyd. In passing out of the room, each child was again presented with a bun and an orange, It is satisfactory to know that the infant depart- ment of the Board Schools is in such a flourish- ing state the grant earned in the last examina- tion amounted to about £5:>, SPECIAL SESSIONS, SATU-PDAY. Before Captain G. LI. Dickin. Di unkenn st.—George Creake, a Scotch hawk- er, was brought up charged with being drunk. P.C. Roberts said defendant had been warned several times.—Fined 5s and costs, or in default seven days. Mux DAY.—Before Major Tottenham and Capt. Best. Square, and John Evans, labourer, were charged with trespassing on land at Birch-hill in pursuit of conies. Mr Fairbrother stated that he re- sided with Mr D. Pearce, and that in going out by the back of the house between one and two o'clock on Sunday week, he saw the defendants in the neld. They had a net and a dog, and were digging after a ferret.—Mr Pearce corroborate'l!, I adding that when he saw them (U?gin? he asked what they had in, and Jones replied it was a ferret.—For his defence, Jones ciille(I Mr John Edwards, blacksmith, who stated that Jones was at his house (Crow Castle public-house) on the Sunday in question, from 12.40 to 2.20 p.m.— Mrs Martha Roberts, of the Swan Inn, said Evans was at that house on that day from 12.30 to Tottenham said that as there seemed to be some discrepancy about the time. they were not quite satisfied on that point, and so dismissed the case. OSWESTRY. TlUXITY CKVRCH RESTORATION. — A ve-try meeting was held in Trinity Church, on Friday I week.,the Rev F. Cashel, vicar, in the chair. The object of the meeting was to receive a statement from Mr Cottam, of accounts of the restoration of Trinity Church. Mr Cottam had recei ved £ li33 12s 2d, and had paid away to builders, arch- itects, decorators, painters, and others, the sum of £ iiS3 12s 2d. The outstanding accounts for work done, and a balance of £ 5 due to Mr Cot- tain, showed that there was £ 84 8s 5d unpaid, Of this sum he had received, or had been pro- mised £ 10, which reduced the debt to L68 8s rid. The subsequent vote of a legacy of t.),O and in- terest, of the late Mr Edward Edwards, of Shews- bury, at present in the Oswestry ?avin?s' Bank, in the name of the vicar of Trinity and church- wardens, would reduce the S)8 8s fid by f;)3 i leaving about £1:) Hd to be provided. It was also in contemplation to place palisading, three feet six inches high, on a low wall, all around the church, and putting that at some £-10, they should still require to collect about t.-)O or £ 55 more to complete the restoration. A vote of thanks to the vicar for presiding terminated the proceedings. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.—On Thursday morn- ing, Thomas Adams, Castle Fields, was brought before the Mayor (Jno. Thomas, Esq,), and W. H. Spaull, Esq., charged with assaulting his wife. It appeared from the evidence of the latter, that defendant had been in the habit of abusing her, and on one or two occasions had suffered punish- nient. On Tuesday evening, lie repaired home- wards from his favourite resort, the public house, inclined to be a little merry. His wife was sit- ting before the fire nursing her little baby when he entered his domain and, like the giant in the fairy books, he asked for supper and some beer. Something or other in the reply of his wife irri- tated him to such an extent that he became some- what boisterous, whereupon his wifo ran out of the house and up to a friend's house in Pool road where she stayed till after 12, and thinking her lord perhaps had retired perchance to sleep, she went home calling at the police station on her way. Upon her arriving home her lord seemed to be dissatisfied with her general conduct, and thinking chastisement would prove conducive to future happiness commenced a most brutal and savage assault by wrenching his wife's nose, hit- ting her in the face making the blood flow pro- fusely and kicking her down three steps. The poor woman got out of the house as soon as she could and went half clad with her baby through the pittless snow and sleet at one in the morning for the policeman, P. C. Edwards thereupon went up, when of course, as was natural from a kind natured man, Adams declared lie was the injured party. Among other witnesses called, one Sarah Llowrach said that although living next door the blows were so heavily dealt that they were dis- tinctly audible through the walls. Prisoner made a most feeling and appropriate speech in defence, saying that if it was only for the sake of his wife and children he thought they might deal lightly with him.—The Mayor however, took a different view, saying it was a most brutal assault and he therefore should treat it as an aggravated assault sentencing him to three months hard labour with promises of future bliss upon another appearance. COUNTY COURT, THURSDAY.-Before J. W. Smith, Esq., judge. Niihl v. Careless.—This was an action where plaintiff sued defendant for 17s, 7s for rent in lieu of notice, and 10s for damages. Mr Hignett for plaintiff and Mr Bull for defendant.—Jno. Nield, brass founder, was possessed of a certain house near Signal Terrace, Oswestry, letting the same to Miss Careless, the defendant, at the weekly rent of 3s (id, in February, last year. On the 13th of last December, the key was delivered up to Nield, and without giving notice the tenancy ceased. Great damage had been done to the kitchen floor of the house, some fifty tiles and a hearthstone being broken, alleged to have been done through the harmless occupation of chop- ping sticks. Several other witnesses having been called for the plaintiff, Mr Bull for the defence showed that notice had been clearly given, and that the damaged floor was a very old affair, and had probably been done years ago. Several witnesses were called, altercations ensued, mild, but plea- sant, and after all the expense of engaging pro- fessional gentlemen on both sides over a sum of 17s, His Honor gave judgment for defendant. Landon and North Western Itaihvay v. Jackson. -Mr Corfield, who appeared for the plaintiffs, said this was an action to recover the amount of freightage for the carriage of two trucks of salt from Ellesmere Port to Whittington, consigned to the order of a Mr Greenleaves, who it was alleged had been, or was at that time, partner with defendant in a brewery business. Shortly after the arrival of this refuse salt at Whitting- ton, defendant applied for it and took one truck away. Upon being applied to for payment he demurred, saying the rate was too high, 8s 4d, and after correspondence with the company the rate was reduced to fis Sd, when defendant said he would do his best to pay or see it all right. Evidence to this effect was given by Mr John Jones, station-master, Whittington. Mr Phillip Minshall, for defendant, said that no doubt after they had heard the evidence of Mr J. Jackson, the defendant, it would be seen there was a mis- take, and that evidently the wrong person was sued.—Mr Joseph Jackson, the defendant, said that he at that time was in partnership with Mr Greenleaves, the consignee, and that it was his father, Mr Geo. Jackson, who had ordered the salt for the late Mr Ward, the Donnet, but as it arrived four days after it was due, Mr Ward de- clined to purchase, and one truck was sold to Mr Clay, Kinsale, whose team carted it away from thestation, that upon being applied to for payment he only said he would see what could be done to settle it and so on, meaning of course on behalf of his father.—Judgment went for defendant with costs. Cooke r. Bradshnw.—Mr Henry Giles appeared for the plaintiff, Mr Cooke, auctioneer, Ellesmere, and said that on the 24th April, last year, plaintiff had among other cattle one barren heifer to sell by public auction, which was knocked down to defendant at the price of £ S. The purchaser, upon going to remove the animal, found it to be lame, and declined to take it, whereupon the auctioneer had it removed to a field in the neighbourhood and put it up again for sale at his next monthly auction, where it re- alized t5 17s 6(1. Mr Cooke now claimed 1:3 4s Gd, being JE1 for keep, 2s for re-sale, and £ 2 2s 6d for loss on previous sale. The defen- dant replied that the animal was not worth the money, and was not properly represented. But upon the conditions being read that the highest bidder becomes the purchaser, taking to it with all defects and errors of description, if any, &c., his Honor gave judgment for plaintiff in three instalments, but only allowed Court fees. One witness was examined for the defence after his Honor had given judgement.
COURSING MEETING AT THE WOOD- HOUSE. On Thursday, the second meeting this season came off on the Woodhouse Estate, by the kind ￼ permission of Mr Mostyn Owen. Hares were plentiful, and ran very strong. Mr Frank Owen was judge, and Mr W. Ruscoe slipper. A great II number of people were present. WOODHOUSE STAKES. Mr Davies' .Myrtle bt Mr Dale's Demon. Mr Kamlles' Merry Lass bt Mr Dixon's Dar- danelles. Mr Mannion's Master Cross bt Mr Ruscoe's Little Nell. Mr Madeley's Breechloader bt Mr Edwards' lirandy. SECOND COURSE.—Merry Lass bt Myrtle Breech- loader bt Master Cross. THIRD CouisE.-Breecliloader bt Merry Lass and won. RED.NAL STAKES. Mr Wilson's Duchess bt Mr Edwards' Whiskey. Mr Jones' Spring bt Mr Dale's Rascal. Mr Drnry's Despatch bt Mr Ruscoe's Patchwork. Mr Lea's Beleaguer bt Mr Price's Busy Bee. SECOND COURSE.—Spring bt Duchess. Beleaguer bt Despatch. THIRD COURSE.—Beleaguer bt Spring, and won. As much as 3 and 4 to 1 were laid on Beleaguer in all his courses. After the finish, three hearty cheers were given for Mr and Mrs Mostyn Owen for their kindness in opening their grounds for coursing. PONTBLYDDYN AND LEESWOOD. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS.—1The Welsh Wes- leyans of Leeswood have been holding through the winter a series of entertainments, which have hitherto proved very attractive. The last was held on Monday evening at the old chapel, when the chair was taken by the Rev. R. Hughes, the minister. PROMOTION.—Mr Jones, the worthy police officer of this district, has been promoted to the rank of acting sergeant. We understand that Mr Jones has served in the police force of Flint- shire for, about twenty years, at different stations, such as Y sceifiog and Nannerch, and he has had charge of this station for the last five years, and has always shown himself a courteous and con- siderate officer. His well-earned promotion will be hailed with approval by a large circle of friends. STATE OF TRADE.—The staple trade of this district, as in other parts of the country, keeps very dull. We are sorry to understand that the dispute at Padeswood Collieries is likely to be- come more formidable. Hitherto the dispute has only affected the men working in the Main Coal, but we hear that the men working in the other seams are about to follow the example of those working in the Main. It seems the dispute has arisen by the introduction of new Charter Masters from Staffordshire, who have introduced some new rules as to filling, &c., which the resi- dent colliers refuse to accept—asserting that the new arrangements will reduce their already small pay. But we sincerely hope that the parties may soon come to terms. We hear rumors of several new companies about starting old works in Lees- wood, and we sincerely hope that the rumors will soon turn out to be facts. The North Wales Carriage and Wagon Company and the Flint- shire Carriage and Wagon Company, both young companies, cause some stir in Pontblrddyn and Padeswood districts. We understand that about 100 hands, including men and boys, are employed in the former, almost all strangers, chiefly from Birmingham and the neighbourhood. Great complaints are made by some of these new comers as to the want of lodgings, &c., but we are afraid that the fault lies with themselves to a great extent. RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG. LECTURE.—Oil Aionday evening, a lecture on Man was delivered, in the Independent Chapel by the Rev. T. P. Evans, of Llandeilo. The chair was occupied by the Rev. John Jones, C. M. Minister. The lecture was listened to with evident pleasure. MEN OF LFT'rE!I- Rhosllanerchrugog. in North Wales, has had a meeting, and resolved that the money asked for by Government shall not he given. The inhabitants pride themselves on their name, which confers on them the distinc- tion of being men of letters.—Court Joi'l'Mtf. MEY)ICAI,We are exceedingly glad to find that Mr Parry Jones, son of Dr. Jones, of this place, has been elected house surgeon to the Mercer's Hospital, Dublin. The post is tenable for six months, and was obtained after passing a competitive examination held on the lltll instant, before the Visiting Surgeons and Phy- sicians of the hospital. LITERARY ENTERTAINMENT.—On Monday even- ing, an interesting literary meeting was held in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, when competi- tions took place in poetry, reading, reciting, and music. The meeting was fairly attended. Mr S. Williams presided, and several favorite pieces were sung, the programme being sustained by Mr J. Hughes, Miss Lee, Mr T. Williams, Mas- ter A. E. Jones, Mr T. Parry, Miss Hanmer, Mr G. Roberts, Mrs E. Owen, & MrJ. Lee. The judges were Messrs J. Hughes and T. Williams, music and singing, and Mr E. Owen and Mr G. Roberts, reciting and reading. ST. ASAPH. THE YOUNG MEN'S READING ROOM, to which there are about 50 members, appears to be a comfortable place, situated conveniently near the centre of the city. There is a library of about 1,000 volumes, a number of daily and weekly papers are taken in. There is, however, no public notice of the existence of such a tiling, so that a stranger who needs society, would be some time in finding it out. A grand concert is to be given next week, in aid of a fund for new books to the library. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, THURSDAY.— Present: Mr W. M. Clarke, vice-chairman, in the chair; Revs. Thomas Williams and Wm. Hughes Messrs H. P. Jones, R, Davies, E. Vaughan, E. W. Gee, D. P. Williams, W. T., Foulkes, Joseph Lloyd, Joseph Whitehouse, i John Roberts, Thos. Matthews, T. G. Dixon, T. Sleight, W. Bell. J. Hughes, John Pierce, Richard Kerfoot, James Kerfoot, and Major Birch. The Board-room was surrounded with four dozen prints and coloured pictures, in neat frames, like a small art gallery. These were the gift of Mr B. W. Wynne, the chairman, and a cordial vote of thanks was passed to him for the gift, and the House Committee were requested i to see to their being hung inihe rooms of the I house in suitable places. Collector.—Notice was given that the next meet- ing of the Board would be made special for the purpose of appointing a collector of the small amounts due from sons and others for the sup- port of parents, &c.—Mr R. T. Hughes, clerk to Mr Grimsley, was appointed some time ago, but was then under age, that gentleman having now attained his majority, he will doubtless have the appointment confirined.-The Rev. T. Williams also gave notice that he should move to reduce the percentage to ten per cent. The Poor.—The master reported that there ¡ were 109 inmates in the house against 98 last year, and that lie had relieved 78 vagrants in the fortnight (of whom 11 were women and children), which was 20 more than the same time last year. The master asked for a piece of calico, which a guardian said would be about 80 yards at 4d a yard, and much amusement was caused by a proposition to advertise for tenders for it. The out-relief amounted to £301, and cheques for t295 were drawn. The treasurer's balance was £1,534 11s lOd. Calls had been paid by Llansannan, jE3 6s 5d St. Asaph, £ 200; Abergele, 1'230; and Meliden, £ 75. Mr George Mannering wrote from London to say that 4s a week was too much for him to pay towards his I mother's support; but the Bodfari Guardians put it if he earned 54s a week and lived in an £ 85 house he ought to pay; besides it was hinted that he had drawn money out of a Denbigh bank which belonged to her. Some other cases occu- pied attention, but were not of interest. Sei-vice, of Stiiiz;)to)is.-The Clerk submitted to the Board a draft letter to the Local Govern- ment Board, asking them to assist in obtaining a cheaper method of proving the service of sum- monses on persons from a distance, who have to be proceeded against for maintenance of parents, tte., the letter was agreed to. -Diisr)-th.-The late assistant overseer was re- ported to be a defaulter to the amount of £ and it was ordered that his bond should be ap- plied to.
PRESTATYN PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions on Monday, before Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart., T. G. Dixon, Esq., and W. Price Jones, Esq., James Atherton was charged with poaching, and was fined 20s., with 7s costs.—Edward Parry, of Ffynnongroew, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and was fined 7s 6d, with 7s costs.—Thomas Parry (alias Lumbo "), charged with a similar offence, did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. CHARGE AGAINST THE MASTER OF THE CHESHIRE HOrNDs,-In consequence of the re- cent cases of hydrophobia in Cheshire, the magis- trates of the Leftwitch petty sessional division issued an order prohibiting dogs being at liberty un less under proper control or secured by a wire muzzle. On the 0th of January, the Cheshire hounds met near Davenham, and on Thursday, at the Northwich Petty Sessions, Captain Parke Yates, of Ince and Davenham, the master, was summoned by P.C. Harrison for contravening the terms of the order. In order to try the point the Captain was summoned for having, un- muzzled, only one hound. The officer said the pack of hounds came through Davenham village, attended by Mr Jones, the huntsman, and two whips. The first whip rode in front of the pack, the huntsman in the centre, and the second whip in the rear. One of the hounds strayed aside on the footpath, and all were unmuzzled. In answer to Mr Fletcher, who represented Captain Parke Yates, the witness admitted that all the dogs could be touched by one or other of the three whips in charge, and Captain Yates himself was somewhere near the pack. Mr Fletcher contended that it was never intended that the Act of Parliament should apply to hounds or sporting dogs, which were carefully fed and treated, and among which rabies was never heard of, but to houseless and starving curs, which notoriously soonest became affected with livdro- phobia, in addition to which the officer admitted that the hounds were under proper control at the time. The Chairman (Colonel Marshall) said, as one of the framers of the order issued, he could state that the intention of the magistrates was to keep under control the scores of mongrels always to be found wandering about the neighbourhood, I and he was happy to say it had had the desired effect. The hounds were under proper control, and the case would be dismissed.
FOOTBALL. WREXHAM V. MOLD.—A match has been ar- ranged to take place between these on the course to-day, (Saturday), when a good game is expected. Kick off at 2'45 prompt. LLAKERCHRUGOG (2ND TEAM) V. PENTBRYN.— This match was played on the ground of the former, and resulted in a victory for the Llan- erchrugog by 8 goals to 1. CIVIL SERVICE SECOND TEAM V. WREXHAM SECOND TEAM.—A match was played between these teams, on the ground of the latter, on Saturday. After some good passing on both sides, resulted in a victory for the Service by three goals to one. LLANGOLLEN V. CORWEN.-Tlie return match between the first elevens of these clubs was played at Llangollen on Saturday, and resulted in an easy victory for the home team by eight goals (three disputed) to none. The game was rather one sided from begining to end, the ball being in the vicinity of the Corwen goal nearly the whole time. RUABON V. OSWESTRY.—On Saturday, this match was played on the Oswestry ground neither team putting on their whole strength. The game commenced about 2'30 and instantly the ball was carried to the visitors goal, and in about five minutes Oswestry obtained goal number one, four other goals were obtained before half-time, two of them being got through a beautiful pass by W. H. Davies, to the right wing who middled straight along the goal line when goals were obtained, the best bit of play in the match. After half time Ruabon asked for another man, which was allowed and a very useful back lie proved to be, stopping some excellent concerted rushes and saved the visitors from further defeat. At the call of time Oswestry had obtained five goals to nothing, making their forty-first goal this year. GKOSVENOR v, LLOFTWEN.—The return match was played on Saturday last, on the ground of the former, in Rhosddu, and resulted in a victory for the home team by four goals to none. The captain of the Lloftwen team won the toss, and chose to play down hill. The ball was set rolling by one of the Grosvenor backs, and in less than five minutes a goal was secured. It was soon plainly seen that n the match would be an easy victory for the Grosvenor, for very soon after the ball was kicked off, it was again taken down and a second goal was obtained. The ball being again set into play, was soon in possession of the Grosvenor team, who played a neat pass- ing game, and another goal scored, The visitors now began to play very loose, not even taking the ball half-way down before it was secured by their opponents, and with some good play in front of their goal, the ball was again put through. Being again kicked off, the ball burst after thirty-five minutes play. A new ball was soon brought on the ground, but the visitors declined to play any longer.
WELSH ASSOCIATION CUP. I THIRD TIES. FORESTERS v, WREXHAM.—This match was played on Gwersylit Park, on Saturday, and as was anticipated resulted in a win for the visitors. The home captain won the toss, and elected to defend the station goal, and the ball was set in motion at 3.15, amid much excitement among the numerous partizans of both teams. The game at once became fast, and although the visitors were foiled in their attempts to score for the first twenty minutes they had decidedly the best of the play. About this time, after some good pssing by the wings, the ball was landed well in front of goal, and the centre player had j no difficulty in putting it through, Upml appeal, the referee declared the goal offside. The Wrexham men were uow warming to their work, and the half-backs keeping the ball well np the field, and the right wing having an opportunity made a good run, which finished up with an ex- cellent shot which the goal keeper conld not stol). The bold front which the Gwersylit men lia(1 shown up to this point was seriously broken, and the team becoming considerably demoralised by 1' the superior tactics oi tne opposing team, fell back upon their inner lines of defence, and at the call of time the game stood—Wrexham three goals and one disputed, to none. After change of sides it was at once apparent that the home team must have great luck to be able to equalise matters, for the visitors played steadier against the hill, and tome of their displays of passing seemed to bewilder their opponents, who now played a purely defen- sive game. The hacks massed themselves in front of the goal, and must have hampered the goal- keeper considerably. But this falling hack upon goal was of but little avail, for their lines were several times broken and the ball passed through the posts. One goal from a corner kick was so well placed that it fell upon the hands of the numerous goalkeepers and hounded through. The home forwards made several attempts to force the enemy's position, but the backs were equal to the occasion. The game ended—Wrex- ham eight goals and one disputed, to none. The home team played a good game for the first half- hour, but their back play was vulnerable at several points, and the forward play suffered in consequence. The Foresters, although defeated, are by no means disgraced, having won their first and second ties—Northwich and Llan- gollen respectively—in good style, and it should not be forgotten that it is their first sea- son. The visitors, who were in good form, are mostly veterans, having taken part in many a well-fought battle, and from experience upon the field were cooler and more calculative than their opponents, who were in a wild hurry when the ball was in their possession. The Wrexham forwards played well and unselfishly, and were well backed up by the well judged play of the half-backs. The backs were only called upon a very few times to hold their own, and they were mostly spectators of the game. The goal-keeper hardly touched the ball, and had no chance of distinguishing himself. The players were WREXHAM.—Goal, Phennah bcks, Murless and W. T. Daviei; half-backs, Cross, Evans, and Davies forwards. Eilwarils, J. Davies, Price, Loxluun, and Evans. Umpire, H. Mills. FORESTERS.—Goal, Lovatt; backs, Whitehouse amI Williams half-b.icks, Clayton, Roberts, and Tudor forwards, Powell, Marsden, Dod, and McHutcheun. Umpire, O. Price. Referee, Powys Jones. THE "WLILTE STAR" í, THE RUABON Dit!,rDs.ThL,zect)iid match in the third round for the Association Challenge Cup was played off between these two clubs on Satur- day, on the ground of the former. The greatest interest was taken in the game by a large con- course of spectators, the weather being in every way favourable. The ball was kicked off at half- past two o'clock. Some excellent kicking and dribbling was displayed on both sides. After about half-an-hour's play a fine rush was made by the Star forwards, and they carried the ball to within a short distance of their opponents' goal. The play now became extensely exciting, and D. Reese managed to release the ball, and kick it through the posts, thus scoring a goal for the White Star. The contest was carried on with great spirit, S. Davies by a fine spurt, took the ball from the Druids in front of their opponents' goal. About four o'clock the Druids made a splendid concerted attack on the Star Lines, and brought the ball to within a few yards of their opponents' goal, when Kendrick had a free kick, but with the Stars in his front, and the ever watchful Tom Price in the keeping of the goal, it was almost impossible the ball could reach its destination. Unfortunately, for the Druids, their captain landed the ball behind the goal. Shortly after this time was called. The Druids continued to work hard, but with- out avail, for the Stars succeeded in preventing their scoring a goal, and thus ended one of the fastest and most exciting matches ever played in connection with the Welsh Challenge Cup. One of the Druids remarked, "It is greatly to the credit of the Stars, for our club has not been de- feated during the last four years in ninety matches played in Wales." The greatest interest was taken in the contest by the spectators, and the victors were enthusiastically cheered.
THE MYSTERIOUS POLICE ATTACK AT AISERGY- NOLWTN.—A meeting of Merionethshire magis- trates has been convened, to consider the best mode of preventing the raids made by men with blackened faces upon several of the rivers in the Dovey, Mawddach, and Glaslyn Fishery Dis- trict, and to consider the case of the assault on the police constable at Abergynolwyn, and to concert such other steps for upholding the law as to the magistrates shall seem best." The Cambrian News is informed, on good authority, that recently a large gang of men with blackened faces and armed with guns, which were continuously fired off, made a raid on the Dovey. A special meeting of the Fishery Board has also been held at Towyn, at which steps were taken which we truat will put an end to the shameful outrages that have characterise d Abergynolwyn and other neighbourhoods for some time past. ST DAVID'S COLLEGE, LAMPETER.—The follow- ing gentlemen have been elected to Scholarships and Exliibitions :— £ 30 Old Senior, Thomas Phil- lips, Swansea Collegiate School; P,30 Old Senior, John Rees, Dolgelley Schools; 224 Phillips, J. F, Reece, Llandilo Schools; £24 Phillips, W. J. Williams, University College, Aberystwyth; I S20 College, Silas T. Phillips, Swansea Collegiate School; Harford Exhibition, John Herbert, Cardigan Collegiate School Mr R. T. Jones stood sixth on the list but already holds the Lampeter School Exhibi- tion. Special scholarships and exhibitions E25, Eldon Welsh, D. B. Williams, Cardigan Collegiate School; £20, Martha More, J. L. Hu glies, private; 4:14, Burton Classical, D. Griffiths, University College, Aberystwyth (these three scholarships to be held for one year); C10, Hebrew Exhibition, J. F. Reece, Llandilo School; £10, Welsh Exhibition, Hugh Roberts, Friars School, Bangor. WIIITIMRD NATIONAL SCHOOL.—The result of the Diocesan Inspection of this school has been received, and bespeaks the excellent manner in I which the children are taught by Mr William Jones, the head master, Honor certificates were granted to the following :—Group I.-Mary Jane Bakewell, William Hough, Thomas Edward Williams, Rowland A. Williams, Robert Eva.ns, Mary Jane Morris; commended—Sarah E. Alori-is; recommended to the managers for a book prize, as they had already obtained a first- class certificate, and had distinguished them- selves in the present examination—Francis Owen and John F. Holmes. Group II.—Robt. William Simon, William Evans, John W. Williams; commended—Jos. Roberts, Catherine Jones. Group III.—Sarah Bagshaw, Thomas R, Jones, Margaret J. Jordan, Hugh Hughes, Price Hough, C. Ann Lewis; commended— I George Hughes. Group IV.—Wm. Williams, Robert E. Pryce, Margaret Ann Jones. Infants -John Griffiths, John J. Owles, Sarah A. Jordan, Louisa M. Lewis. On Wednesday week the Hon. Mis* Mostyn (Mostyn Hall) presented each of the children who had gained a certificate with a book.
THE WAR. -I THE DARDANELLES FORCED. THE BRITISH FLEET AT CON- STANTINOPLE. PROTEST BY TURKEY. I ENGLAND AND THE RUSSIAN OCCU- PATION OF CONSTANTINOPLE. DEPARTURE OF THE CHANNEL I SQUADRON FOR THE EAST. LONDON, Thursday. It is now authoritatively announced-what was before only a matter of rumour or surmise —that the British fleet, acting under superior orders, has forced the passage of the Dardanelles against the protest of the Turkish Government, and is now presumably anchored at Prince's Island, near the mouth of the Bosphorus, and about two miles below Con- stantinople. The Admiralty, it is stated, received this morning a telegram from the British Consul at Chanak or Kale Sultanieh, a port on the eastern or Asiatic shore of the Dardanelles, confirming the news of the pas- sage on the previous day of six ships of the British fleet. The Turkish Pacha at Chanak is said to have made a formal protest against the entrance of the ships, but no active meas- ures were taken to prevent it. Admiral Hornby's orders were, it is said, to enter the Straits with or without leave, and to take measures to secure his rear. The ships, it is added, were prepared for action. A Reuter's telegram from Constantinople, of this morning's date, states that the vessels were expected to arrive at Prinkipo—one of the Prince's islands —this evening, unless they should have been detained in the Sea of Marmora by tem- pestuous weather. Two ironclads, it is added, have been left at Gallipoli to pro- tect the outlet, four will be stationed off Prince's Islands, and the Flamingo will be sent into the Bosphorus to maintain communications with Mr Layard. No salute will be fired by the Turks, nor will any formal notice be taken of the presence of the ships. Telegraphing from Pera, the correspondent of the Daily Teleyraph adds that the Russians still decline to enter the city, and that fears of considerable disturbance, should they do so, are enter- tained but we imagine that the Turks are not more averse to the invasion of their capital by the Russians than the French were to the German occupation of Paris, and if the latter event passed off without riot and bloodshed, we see no reason why Constantinople should be excited to the point of resistance. If bloodshed should arise, it is more likely to arise from some collision between the rival pro- tecting Powers than from any outbreak on the part of the cowed and beaten Moslems. Up to Wednesday night the Russians had not entered the city, though quarters were pre- pared for them in the Armenian part, and Prince G ortehakoff's note to the British Go- vemment leaves little room to doubt that the approach of our fleet will be the signal for their entrance. It will be seen from the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement to the House to-night that her Majesty's Govern- ment have protested against the Russian view of the situation, declaring that they cannot acknowledge that the circumstances are in any way parallel, or that the passage of the British ships for the purpose indicated justifies the occupation of the city by the Russian troops, j The Channel Squadron, under Lord John Hay, left Yigo, on the north-west coast of Spain, to-day, for the Mediterranean. LONDON, Frillay, The Admiralty have not yet received in- tclligence of the arrival of the British Fleet at Prince's Island, but hourly expect to do so. It is probable that the ships have been de- tained by severe weather. The British war J ships have anchored off Gallipoli, in accordance with Admiralty instructions. I LONDON, Friday, 3.18 p.m. The 77 mag Pera correspondent telegraphs i to-day that the ironclads Alexandra, Sultan, Temeraire, and Achilles, with two wooden ships have reached the Island. The Agincourt and Swiftsure remain at Gallipoli. j THE SULTAN AND THE QUEEN. PARIS, Feb. 14. A telegram from Vienna of to-day s date, published here, states that the Sultan re- quested Queen Victoria to relinquish the in- tention of sending the British fleet to Con- stantinople. Her Majesty is represented to have replied that the fleet entered the Dar- danelles with a pacific object. It is further stated that the Sultan informed the Emperor of Russia of his application to Queen Victoria, and requested the Czar to defer the entry of the Russian troops into his capital until he had received her Majesty's reply. The Em- peror is stated to have confined himself in reply to confirming Prince GortschakofFs declaration of the 10th inst. It is therefore expected, adds the telegram, that the Russian troops will have commenced marching upon Constantinople. THE RUSSIAN VIEW OF THE SITUATION. ST, PETEP.SUTOG, Feb. 14. The present situation of affairs, as seen from the Russian point of view, may be de- scribed in a few words :—Having completely crushed Turkish resistance, the Russian com- manders, in ncgociating an armistice, j naturally took precautions that the supsension i of hostilities, unwillingly granted, should not j deprive them of the legitimate results of their recent military successes. One of these pre- cautions is that if any foreign Power should send a fleet to Constantinople, the Russians might at once enter the city. It was expected that this would not be necessary, especially when it was known that Lord Derby had opposed the sending of the Fleet to the Dardanelles and the British Admiral had re- ? ceived orders to return to Besika Bay. The Constantinople complication was supposed to he in abeyance and attention was chiefly directed to the forthcoming Conference, Suddenly, however, the British Government changed its policy and ordered a detachment of the Fleet to Constantinople. On receiving this intelligence Prince Gortchakoffsent his Circular. Again, it was hoped that the British Cabinet would refrain from complicating the situation, especially as it was known that the Sultan had refused the firman asked by Mr Layard. This hope has been disappointed by the declarations of Lord Derby and Sir Stafford Xorthcote, and by the intelligence received last night that tlle British Fleet had already arrived at Constanti- nople. If this intelligence proves correct, the! I I I Russian Government will (lotll)tiess adopt the measures announced in Prince Gortchakoff's Circular-that is to say, a certain number of Russian troops will enter Stamboul, and the Sultan will, it is thought, immediately retire to Brousa. There is no necessity for a hostile collision between the Russians and the British, because both have been sent ostensibly for the preservation of order in the Ottoman capital, and the Russian Government has no desire to produce further complications. But it is generally believed here that the probabilities of war have been considerably increased.— Times. I LORD DERBY'S DESPATCH ON THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE ON CONSTANTINOPLE. LONDON, Friday. Lord Derby's despatch, to which reference was made last night, will be issued this mor- ning. We understand that the protest against the Russian advance is couched in moderate language. Lord Derby ex- presses himself as gratified that the Russians have no hostile designs in their ad- vance on Constantinople, and that their object is to protect Christians of all countries but he points out that the difference between the Russian advance and the movement of the British Fleet is that in the one case the army has recently been engaged in hostilities, while | in the other case, the fleet is that of a friendly nation. Lord Derby also fears that the en- trance of a Russian army would produce a great excitement in Constalll.inople,-Daily i New*. DISSOLUTION OF THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT. I CONSTANTINOI'E, Feb. 14, 3 p.m. A' J An Imperial message was sent to the; Chamber of Deputies to-day dissolving Parlia- ment, on the grounds that present circum- stances make the step one of necessity. The Sultan expresses his appreciation of the ser- vices which the deputies have rendered to the country, and declares that he hopes shortly to be enabled to summon a new Chamber.—Daily Nevs. I GREECE AND TURKEY. LONDON, Friday. Advices received by Greek merchants in London announce that in consequence of re- cent massacres in the Greek provinces of Tur- key, and the entry of the Britifii Fleet into the Dardanelles, the Greek Government con- sider themselves jnstified in re-occupying Thessaly and Epirus. General de Grivas will take the command of the forces in W estem Greece, and Colonel Coroness will have com- mand of the Cretan insurgents. Ten thousand of the Garde Mobile are under arms at Athens. THE RUSSIAN LOSSES. Sr, PETEKSDiTi:f;, Thursday. The Russian losses in Europe from January 31st to February 7th, were a ofifcers and I;j, men killed, and 7 officers, 10 men wounded 512 men fell out of the ranks from fatigue. In Asia the Russians lost during the same period 5 officers and 38 men killed. The total Rus- sian losses since the outbreak of the war amount to S9,870 men. The total number of Turkish prisoners of war in the hands of the Russians is given as about 120,000, including 20 pachas. The Russians having also captured no less than 1,000 cannon. THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. VIENNA, Feb. 14. According to a telegram of the Pre.ise from Tirnova, General lgnatieff arrived last Friday in Adrianople, whither the Turkish Plenipotentiaries had been invited to continue the peace negotiations. It is expected that the discussions may begin on the 16th of February and be concluded in less than a fort- night, when the result would be submitted to the Conference as a fait accompli, That such may be, and possibly has been, the Czar's in- tention all along, may be readily believed from the tardiness displayed by Russia in answer- ing the invitation to the Conference, not less than from the delays which are now occurring in the arrangement of the preliminary fonnali- ties. Ti lIIe,, ATTEMPTED MURDER OF BAKER PASHA. LONDON, Friday. The Pall Mall Gazette reports an attempt to -murder Baker Pasha, Captain Burnaby, and others at Gumerjima, near Lagos, in the zE,ean. While the gentlemen named were at dinner at the Greek Archbishop's knoak, on the 23rd January, the wine was discovered to be poisoned. Fortunately, only a few had drunk any of it, and these immediately had administered to them copious draughts of salt and water by Dr. Scotcliley. One gentleman did not recover for two days. The affair occurred during Suleiman's retreat to the sea. The poison, on being tested by the Stafford House doctors, was found to lie arsenic. The bishop is fully exonerated, but the servants who attended, habited as monks, are sus- pected. THE SCENE IX THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. The Parliamentary correspondent of the Liverpool Daily Pod gives the following sketch of Thursday s proceedings in the House of Commons LONDON, Thursday Night. It is mure than usually interesting to watch I the demeanour of Parliament just now, amid ■ the doubts, the sudden changes, and the enormous responsibility raised by the Eastern Question. Upon the whole, its attitude is worthy of the situation. Anything like par- tisan questions, the story of party defections, or the rumours of Ministerial resignations 1 raise immediate excitement. The flood of speech is let loose, and the rushing to and fro is like a storm. But with the bulk of the House announcements having reference to the international position seem rather to repress manifestations of excitement than to produce them. Yesterday afternoon, for instance, was spent amid constant successions of flash j and fury. One party devoted itself to cau- cusing," and to signing memorials the other to the creation of a vigilance committee, superseding the regular leadership of the party. To-day these demonstrations have ceased, and the intense feeling on all sides is, as a rule, kept under. But for Mr ttlwarLl Jenkins there would have been no debate to- night. Mr Jenkins presented himself with what was called oil the Ministerial side an iiicoiiveneiit" question. Actilig UpOll Ull- doubted information, he asked whether Ad- mirat Hornby was not directed on .January 3, when the Fleet was first ordered to Con- stantinople, to force, if entrance were forbid- den, the passage of the Dardanelles. Mr Smith declined to answer the question. Mr Jenkins, who refused to give way to Lord Hartington, who looked towards him and seemed to be demanding precedence, gave; notice that he should repeat his question with additions to-morrow. His declaration was received with shouts of Tory disapproval. Lord Harrington then came to the table and demanded what had happened to our Fleet, Sir Stafford Northcote 's reply w;is so ominously curt that it fell upon the House al- most like an invitation to prepare for war. The Fleet was probably by this time at Cun- stantinojile. The Russian Government had threatened to enter Constantinople, and Her Majesty's Government had sent to St. Peters- burg a protest against this act. Nor was the feeling of anxiety abated when Sir Lawrence Palk read Lord Derby's despatch, in which he warned Russia that even the temporary occu- pation of Constantinople would be viewed with concern, and when Sir Stafford North- cote pointed to the movements of the Fleet i and our last despatch as evidence that no deviation was intended from that dcclara- I tiou. The anxiety caused by Sir Stafford's tone found vent in further questions. The answers revealed that the Turkish authorities had offered no resistance to our passage to the Dardanelles, and that no other Fleet had yet joined us in the Turkish waters. The catechism being concluded, a stampede took place to the Peers' Chamber. Lord Derby said pretty much the same as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, but he put it in a more diplomatic form. Our reply to the Russian Note about the occupation of Constantinople seems to have been amiable. It is not what is called a formal protest, as described by the Foreign Secretary it is merely a letter in; which we point out that an occupation of the Bosphorns with our Fleet is no reason for the Russian occupation of the city itself. On returning to the Commons, we discovered Mr Edward .Jenkins conducting a violent at- tack upon the (Government. Mr Jenkins is not loved by the House of Commons, and at first he was received with conversational in- difference, but he won the ear of the House by the very eloquence of his language and the extreme opinions he upheld. He denounced Poland as a nuisance in the midst of Europe, and regarded her extinction as a blessing. He declared his absolute confidence in Russia, and praised the Ministers of the Czar as more straightforward, candid, and honorable in their policy than the Ministers of the Queen, whom he pointed at scornfully, and whom lie directly charged with mislead- ing the House of Commons by suppress- ing the news that Admiral Hornby, a fortnight ago, was ordered to right his way through the Straits. Sir Robert Peel and the Tories round him cried "Shame," at Mr Jenkins' Muscovite preference, but that lion, gentleman distinctly repeated his statement. He quizzed Sir Robert Peel, too, until that eccentric gentleman assumed the air of a bold pirate, and began to feel about for his pistols. Mr Jenkins even threatened to divide the House if Ministers (lid not an- swer his questions. Thus pressed, Sir Stafford Northcote repudiated the 'calumnies" heaped upon him, and appealed to the House, amidst cheers from both sides, as to whether he was bound to reveal such matters as instructions to fight. Mr Gladstone appeared once more with the olive branch, and begged Mr Jenkins not to divide. At the same time, he dropped some hints about an alliance with Austria as possibly I involving a hostile attitude towards the Slavs, which hints the Liberals below the gangway cheered. Then Sir Robert Peel rose, and the House was at once crammed. He said some- thing to begin with about calling Mr Jenkins to account, which had about it a smack of the last century, and he then went on to make one of those extraordinary speeches which the House of Commons enjoys, because they are regarded as funny. He preached the gospel of unlimited distrust with a fervour happily rare. He indignantly repudiated any trust in I Russia, hut he cuullI not trust Austria, "who played false and he trusted still less Ger- many, who was designing. He stood up for British interests. The speech was no sooner over than the moderate Conservati ves loudly condemned the Austrian references, and on the other side the speech wassnerrellatasa "performance." When Sir Robert Peel, however, had (lelivercil his soul, the debate collapsed. The money bills for the "milt of six millions were both read a second time without a division, and the House condescended to discuss the question of county Government. Of course, the interest felt in the measure was of the smallest. The war feeling is stronger than ever this evening, and as members flocked over from hearing Lord Derby's statement in the House of Lords—a statement precisely in accordance with the information I telegraphed you last night, and only differing from it by the men- tion of the grave despatch sent to the Russian Government to-day—all hope of keeping the peace was practically given up, and it was con- fidently stated that we have concluded an alliance offensive and defensive with Austria, and that energetic measures will be taken to cause the Russians to retire from Constanti- nople. However this may be, the situation is so serious that more than one of the gentle- men who are always ready to go anywhere and do anything have started by to-night s train for Dover, to catcli the Constantinople steamer from Marseilles on Saturday, and there is little probability that they will be recalled this time, as they were a fortnight a°-'o. 1 1." :rran8port I under?mnd are being ta?")i up m every JirecHoH an? .sor.e p?jtic?fi.s at least are COil villced thlt u-- are in f,r u last. —
MINISTERIAL CHANGES. T jjiiMiON, Friday. The Irish Chief Secretaryship, vacant bv the promotion of Sir M. Hicks Beach to the post of Colonial Secretary, has been conferred upon the Under-Secretary of the Colonies M- James Lowther, The new Irish Secretary has represented York city since lS().j. Hi", al). pointment will lead to a fresh election, which a writ was ordered in the Hou-e of Commons last night. Lord Sandon i, :'J.i,¡ to be very ill.
CABINET COUNCIL. LONDON, Friday. Another Cabinet Council was iicl,t at the Premier's official residence in Down'ii street. The Turkish Ambassador II<l,1 a ,¡; ference with Lord Derby at the Forei3gn Oo- this morning.
HORRIBLE TRAGEDY IX i SHTRK I -LO!Jlj\, Fri,ia). At the village of Old Cornsay, near Cor, an ohi man named Wilkinson/after a dnn)K.? quarrel, cut ImJ wife's throat on Friday «i.,h and struck her with a !tatc)u;t. H? aft??' cut his own throat, and iHHided a d? = '• V- cut liis owii tliroa+., ai,,i ii!qi efl a tiall wound on his ]i?d withahatch-.t 1; .th seemed to have crawled into bed and th V condition was not disc?-cred Ul *\f, when a neighbour saw the w?i-a-t w?-i-)')' hand out of the window. ? clitrahc?w.? effected, and the old couple Werefound i.? terrible state. hey are still aliye, th.? ''? i? a I)recai-if)us coii(iitl()]!. tl-,l to have been kept iJuie t:l1 vc.?enhv
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LIVERPOOL COKX M.\i:hT. LIVERPOOL v. AVitli a fair attendance, tin; n.nrki <■>, very strong for wheat, holders in .vrnv r.> asking an advance oil Tuesday's prices. Fkr quiet hut firm. Indian corn American), 27s (id old, Is t0 1.- ;M 4S01bs. Beans (Egyptian)..12•• (id. toii!. Peas (Canadian;, 37s ''i. Other art: steady. LONDON (OI:X MARKET. Losnus, Fi iv. Opening.—Wh eat'is we]] held, n>i doing: barley, quiet; oats, maize. 1 leans, as" peas, about the same Hour, inactive.
NORTH WALES I'U.AL AND IRnX TRADE. The market for. coal is not allectcd in a great degree by the unsettled nature of the Jirical atmosphere. A lair demand lor steam coal .continues, and in house and • £ >.« descsiptions there is still a moderate business di'in. The excess of sujiply over demand, however, tends I to prevent a rise in prices. Slack i'»r cokh. purposes, anil likewise coke, is in tlv.il request. The iron trade appears to he Hli d": .¡> to the exciting rumours'and contradict: Business, this week, has been rtmark;ii>y quiet except for best qualities. Cii/:i:i pigs and the -iii-ious manufactured iron are very dull, and are certainly in favour of the buyer. IV: •" war is the question of the nii'iiienr. a:, i ir whichever way events turn, a tcn:x>;r.r. i* not a permanent improvement in the trade may be looked, forward t,), Wrexham, Feb. ].), ls-is.