DISTRICT NWS. A petition has been presented, to the Court of Chancery of the county palatine of Lancaster for the Manchester district for the winding up of the Pwllheli Slate Company, Limited. It has been decided by the council of the British Archaeological Association to hold their next meeting at Ludlow. Sir C. H. R. Boughton is elected president. The 20th of July is the date fixed. It is formally notified that £ 200,000 of Lloyd s bonds of the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway Com- pany, now in the hands of the public, are a duplicate issue, and, together with a very large amount besides, are utterly useless. GHESI OIU) I'F.XNV READINGS.—-The first of the series of the penny readings was given in the Schoolroom, on Wednesday evening last, the 7th instant, the Venerable Archdeacon Wickham in the chair. The entertainment was a very good one, and proved in every respect a success. DISTRICT BANKRUPTCIES.—John Morgan, Shrewsbury, coal dealer; T. Davies, Llangollen, innkeeper; G. Hill, Portmadoc, photographic artist. In Tuesday's Gazette appeared the names of John Llewellyn Price, Cuurchstoke, Montgomeryshire, grocer James Roach, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, mining agent. BRYNMALLY WORKMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wed- nesday last, the Brynmally workmen enj oyed another of those pleasant evenings in their reading-room. Mr George Windsor very ably occupied the chair, and opened the proceedings by a few very appropriate in- troductory remarks. Iilr James Williams as usual very kindly and ably presided at the pianoforte, and a very pleasing and varied programme was gone through in a highly creditable and entertaining manner. FIRE AT GWERSYLLT.—A large haystack belonging to Mr Lassells, brewer, was discovered to be on fire, on Sunday morning last. Assistance being sent for to Wrexham, part of the Provincial and Prince of Wales Fire Brigades were soon on the spot, with the engine The Qninta," but the fire had attained so strong a hold that with all possible exertions not more than about a third of the stack could be saved-the loss being over £100, Mr Labdells, we believe, was not insured. The origin of the fire is unknown. BUCKLEY PENNY READINGS.—These weekly readings continue to attract in no small degree the attention of the working men, for on Wednesday evening the Wes- leyan Methodist Chapel was filled almost to suffocation. Henry Craven, Esq., took the chair, and the following ladies and gentlemen took part in the programme:— Mr Wm. Birks, Dobshill, and his choir; Miss Craven, Dr. M'Millan, Miss Peters, Mr Eaton, jun., and Mr Eatan, sen., of Mold and the Rev. Mr Brown, minister of the chapel. At the conclusion the Rev. Mr Brown proposed a vote of thanks to the Mold friends, passing a high but well merited compliment on Mr Eaton, jun., who returned thanks in a very appropriate speech. The benediction was pronounced and the meeting separated. THE CATTLE PLAGUE IN CHESHIRE.-An order of the P, ivy Council, dated the 30th October, enables the local authority for the county of Chester to declare any parts of it uninfected. An adjourned session was held at Chester on Monday, when, in accordance with this order, the Stockport, Eddisbury, Nantwich, and Worrall petty sessional divisions, and a portion of the Broxton division not bordering on the county of Salop, were duly declared free from the disease. Such places are, there- fore, henceforth entitled to the privileges of places free from disease unless again declared to be infected. FREEDOM OF ELECTION AT WELSHPOOL.—The Star publishes a communication from a correspondent at Welshpool, including a letter written by the agent of the Earl of Powis, in reference to the municipal elections. The manager of some works is urged to impress upon the workmen the desirability of their supporting by their votes the Conservative candidates, who have al- ways been faithful to the Powis interest. The Liberal candidate is spoken of as disturbing the peace of the town. Notwithstanding this means of influencing votes, the Liberal candidate was elected by a large majority, and the interference of the agent of Earl Powis thus prac- tically resented. GARTH.—ANOTHER CISE OF CHOLERA.—Another case of cholera, which at first threatened to be serious, has occurred here. The person visited with it was Isaac Roberts, a forgeman in the employ of the British Iron Company, who was takea unwell on Tuesday last, and on Wednesday he endeavoured to go to his work, but was obliged to return, being seized by all the usual symptoms of this direful epidemic.—Dr Burton, the medical officer of the company, was immediately sent for, and promplty attended, and administered the most speedy antidotes. Under the skilful care of this gentle- man and his staff of assistants, we are glad to say the poor sufferer is out of danger and progressing favorably towards recovery. LOGRIs.-The Welsh distinguish England by the na.me of Leegr or Tiguria even to this day. Those who may, at first sight, possibly demur to the exposition as to the origin of the word Logris as used in the legends, on the ground that England was scarcely yet Saxon England in the days of Arthur, will quickly recall the fact that the Arthurian romancists, by whom the word is put into the mouths of the British subjects of that king, were none of them contemporary with the son of the great Uther, the Pendragon, or "head king" of Wales. The use of the word Logris by the various writers of series of charming fictions, is in itself a proof that the term must in their own latter day have been one in common use among the native Britons within the Welsh border.—Once a Week. WELSH RAILWAYS.—A committee has been formed to promote a consolidation of the various railways in Wales, so as to overcome the difficulties in which some of the sections of them have been involved by the failure of contractors. The total milage of the separate under- takings proposed to be united into one system will be nearly 800 miles. The Times recommends this ar- rangement, and remarks that the great evil is the al- most impossibility of inducing shareholders, creditors, and others to trust individuals with sufficient power to act for the general good, the consequence of which is that professional harpies become masters of the situation. In the Court of Common Pleas, on Wednesday, the case of Smith v. Littledale, came on for hearing before Lord Chief Justice Earl. The plaintiff was a backer, and he sued Captain Littledale, one of the stewards of the Cheshire Hunt Steeplechase, which was run at Tar- porley on the 1st of March last, to recover the amount of the stakes, upon the ground that his horse Jack had won the race. The stewards had decided that the plaintiff was not entitled to the stakes. At the trial be- fore Lord Chief Justice Cockburn a verdict was directed for the defendant. After hearing the evidence the Lord Chief Justice said that one of the conditions of the race was that the decision of the stewards shall in all cases be final," and they had finally decided agatnst the plaintiff's horse and in favour of another horse. The rule therefore was refused. FREE MASONRY AT LLANGEP-M.-Some months ago a few members of the order of Freemasons, resident in Llangefni and its neighbourhood, feeling that it would be a great convenience were a lodge established in that town, a petition was forwarded to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P., the Grand Master for the Province of North Wales and Shropshire, with whose approval a warrant was granted by the Grand Master of England. On the 24th ultimo Sir Watkin formally inaugurated the new lodge, under the title of the Anglesey Lodge. Sir Watkin, accompanied by his grand officers, arrived at Llangefni a little after three o'clock on the above- named day, and was there received by a large number of the fraternity, some of whom had come from London, Liverpool, Chester, Shrewsbury, Llandudno, and other distant places, even from Ireland, at once to do homage to the Grand Master of the Province, and from feelings of personal regard to the First Master of the Lodge, Bra. John Cotes Fourdrinier, Esq. After the cere- monies of consecration and formal installation of the Worshipful Master, the Grand Lodge was closed, and the brethren, to the number of 45, sat down to an excel- lent banquet provided by Mrs Crewdson, the enterpris- ing hostess of the Bull Hotel. THE SALMON FISHING IN THE DEE.—The rod fishing in the upper districts has this season shewn a corres- ponding improvement with the take in the tidal river by nets, and is most satisfactory as confirming previous anticipations that the interests of the higher and lower districts of the river are identical. We annex the take by rod and fly of Mr Webbe this season; and we under- stand that his weight of fish is exceeded by other anglers who have not yet made their retwu.- Return of salmon fishing by rod and line in the upper part of the river Dee, for the season ending 31st October, 1866, taken by Sergeant-Major W. Webbe, Royal Merioneth- shire Militia, in the Dee and its tributaries, at Bala and the neighbourhood:— Date. No. Weight. River. Aug. 11 1 lOlbs. Dee so SO 1 6 Treweren ftt. is 1 71 » „ 19 1 10 99 n 24 1 91 Dee I, IS 1 IHI.MM..I y H II 21 1 „||M.N..« 8 "'1" ft Oct, » 1 » „ ly 4' — S it „ M 12 „ n S ?. „ M ? ?? ? ? ? M ?2 13 .? M M « J a 25 ?.?M )t It -I ran* _L- _I 1_ JYAMILRJIB-JLS requires a mil water to nil salmon in tne Treweren. As the water falls the fishing suits the Dee, Ow wldgb A Fft ahvug wiud in n%uh" ACCIDENT ON THE VALE OF CLWYD RAILWAY.—On Wednesday evening, as the seven o'clock train of the Vale of Clwyd line was proceeding from Rhyl to Denbigh, the passengers felt some jolting in their seats, soon after leaving Voryd, and the train was suddenly pulled up. The station master at Denbigh, Mr Millar, was in the van, and immediately got out to see what was the cause of the stoppage, and found that a horse had been run over, and literally cut to pieces, the en- trails being some yards from where the train had been stopped, while the carcass of the horse had been inter- twined and firmly fastened in the wheels of the van. Most fortunately only one vehicle in the train was thrown off the rails, and that but by the hinder wheels. Exery exertion was at once made, and the train pro- ceeded, after about twenty minutes delay. On examin- ing the crossing gates close to, it was found that one had been left wide open, the owner of the field being Mr Evan Jones, Voryd. The night was very dark. The conduct of the driver, John Mason, was most prompt and efficient, and probably saved the train from a great disaster, the train having been brought up within so short a distance.
MOLD. I THANKSGIVING FOR THE HARVEST.—Meetings for this object were held in the different chapels here during the past week, the last of which took place at the Welsh Presbyterian chapel, on Thursday, when meetings were held in the morning, afternoon, and night, which were well attended. THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.—Messrs. Kelly, Keene, and Roper have succeeded in making an arrangement with the Electric and International Telegraph Company that will seenre to Mold and the district the advantages of telegraphic communication, if those persons who use the wires and the public will come forward in a liberal spirit, and join in giving the necessary guarantee. Several sums have been already promised, and it is now our own fault if we let slip so favourable an opportunity. The guarantee is JB150 a year for ten years; any de- ficiencies made good in former years being repaid from excess in subsequent years. The guarantee form lies at the office of Messrs. Kelly, Keene, and Roper for sig- nature. I
ALARMING FIRE.—TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE COTTON MILL. On Thursday morning last, between four and five o'clock, the cotton mill occupied by Messrs Bateson, at Rhydygolen, was discovered to be on fire, the flames at that time proceeding out of the windows of the store rooms, on the second floor, where a large quantity of cotton was stored, and in a short time nearly the whole mass of building were in flames. Between five and six o'clock the sight was awfully grand," the wind blew furiously at the time and spread the flames in all directions, which lighted up the heavens with their brilliancy, and scattering the lively sparks among the neighbouring trees The mill was a large square bail- ding, and had two wings added to it since its construction, and was six or seven storeys high. The destruction was most rapid, and by seven o'clock the roof, floors, parti- tions, and a number of the outer walls bad fallen down one after the other in quick succession, leaving large heaps of debris below, leaving but a high chimney, two or three gables, and a couple of massive brick pillars in the interior, standing; which, at the time we write, are momentarily expected to fall. A fearful explosion was expected to take place from the gasometer on the pre- mises, there being a considerable quantity in, but up to eight o'clock on Thursday it had suffered no injury. The boiler room, one engine room, with some sheds, the manager's house and offices, which were disconnected from the main building, have been partially preserved, The town engine and an engine belonging to the pro- prietors of the mill were on the spot at an early hour, but the fire had gained such hoi J, and the storm was so raging that nothing could be attempted towards saving the mill. About seven o'clock the engines were brought to play upon the sheds and the engine rooms, and it is estimated that about one thousand pounds' worth of property was saved by the eflort. The value of the machinery used at this mill was J612,000, there being 25,000 self-acting mule spindles. There was about L2,000 worth of cotton in process, a very small quantity only of which was saved. We understand that the machinery and stock are covered by insurance. No I clue can be gathered as to how the fire originated; it was first discovered in the cellar card room. The mill was the property of Mr Gregg, and Messrs Bateson had a lease for ten years on the premises, six of which have expired. The sad accident has caused quite a gloom in the town, as the loss will be felt very extensively, the number of hands employed reaching to 220 men, girls, and boys.
I FIRE BRIGADE. A public meeting was held at 11 o'clock on Thursday morning last, at the County Hall, to take into considera- I tion means to clothe and equip a brigade for the town I of Mold. Among those present we noticed the Rev. Jenkin Davies, Rev. H. Roberta, C. B. Clongh, Esq., J. Scott Bankes, Esq., Mr Catterall, Mr Keene, Mr Roper, Mr Cain Parry, Mr Bateson, Dr. Williams, Capt. Cottingham, Mr Deax, Mr Holdcroft, Mr Pring, Mr J. Lloyd (draper), Mr J. Williams Jones, Mr Birch, Mr Jones (Pendre), Mr R. Williams (Pendre), Mr Fowler, Mr Vicary, Mr Hamblin, Mr J. P. Jones, Mr Dykins, &c. Mr Clough was unanimously voted to the chair, and called upon Mr Dean, who said he had taken upon him- self to bring the matter of clothing and equipping a fire brigade before the Local Board, when it was agreed that a public meeting should be held. The necessity for a fire brigade they had all experienced during the last six I months, in the course of which time several fires had taken place, and the necessity was painfully pressed upon them within the last few hours (allading to the fire at the cotton mill). Since the fire at Mr Pryor's, Royal Oak inn, when itwas proved the engine was de- fective, he had taken it in hand and had it put right. When they considered the number of fires that had taken place in Mold during the last six months, they could have no doubt that they were partly the work of an incendiary, and it behoved them to be well prepared. For if a fire should break out in the town on a stormy night like the previous one, none of them would be able to estimate the loss, because it could not stopped before many business premises were destroyed. Mr Dean then des- cribed the awkwardness of working the engine under the present arrangement, and the utter impossibility of doing any material good without a brigade of persons who would take a deep interest in the matter, and had it at heart. He had taken some pains to ascertain the cost of equipping a brigade. He had had correspondence with Major Gregg, of Liverpool, who had forwarded him a copy of the rules of the Liverpool brigade, which contained an interesting history of that brigade from its commencement. Major Gregg advised that a person should be sent over to see the working of that body, as more could be learnt in that way than by correspondence. Capt. Failing, of Manchester, gave a similar recommen- dation. Supt. Nobblett, of Chester, had also offered to render them every assistance. The Chester Volunteers had arrived at such efficiency as to be able to get their engine into working order in 33 seconds. He would not say that Mold could come up to that, but he thought they would soon be able to do the same thing in 45 seconds. The Local Board, some time ago, had thought the Militia staff would be a proper body to form a bri- gade, and he had seen Capt. Matthias, who had promised to do all in his power to establish a brigade. He (Mr Dean) thought they must have active young men who I would go where middle aged men would hesitate. Several young men of the town had offered their services, and with the assistance of the Militia staff a good brigade might be formed. It should be a volunteer brigade; and j they must be properly clothed. His experience during the last fires in the town told him he ought to send a I bill to the town authorities for something like four pairs of trousers (laughter), and other articles of his clothing had been damaged by the water. He appealed to the meeting for assistance, and trusted he should not receive the same response to the appeal as he had had from the Lancashire Insurance Company, who had said the office I did not approve of the principle of subscribing to such I things. The sum of zClOO would be required for the purpose. They ought to have 12 men, and a suit for I each man would cost 25; besides that they would re- quire a reel for one hose, ladders, and other requisites. J. Wynn Eyton, Esq., had sent to him to say he was sorry he could not be at the meeting, but he was pre- pared to do whatever they might ask him. (Cheers). He hoped the same spirit would be shown by all owners of property, as he thought it was their most imperative duty to do so. If this amount could Dot be raised it would certainly be a disgrace to Mold. They had JE12 in hand. Mr Dean again urged the importance of the matter, especially as there was an incendiary among them. In reply to the Rev. Jenkin Davies, Mr C. Parry ex- plained that Mr J. Wynne Eyton had promised f30 to- wards purchasing an engine, and Mr. Clough added that Mr Dean, the Royal Insurance Office had promised two or three guineas. Mr C. Parry said the best plan would be to go to the fountain head at once. If they got the "sinews of war they could go on rightly enough afterwards, and he begged to propose that a subscription list be opened at once. Mr Cooke, of Gwysaney, had given JESto- wards the object. A sheet of paper was then handed round, and pro- misee of subscriptions obtained amounting altogether to about £ 50. Mr Bateson said he would be glad to aeU his engine complete for a small amount. He had recently paid Sig for pipings and the engine was in working order. It had been pretty well cleaned out that morning, and he had no further use for it, and offered it to the board for JE30. He also said in referene to the fire that al- though the fire at the cotton mill was discovered about five o'clock there was not a single police-officer on the spot before eight o'clock. There was R,20,000 or £ 30,000 worth of property at stake, and no public officer to protect either life or property. Dr. Williams said that in justice to the superintendent he ought to say that as he was returning home about one o'clock in the morning he saw two police-officers about the streets. Mr Bankes said he would beg to suggest that circulars be sent out to those who were not owners of property in Mold. He would be glad to subscribe P.5, for he believed the people of Mold would give every assistance if his farm happened to be on fire. Some conversation then took place as to the forma- tion of a committee to carry out the object of the meet- ing. It was decided that the following gentlemen be requested to act as committee, in conjunction with the Local Board :—Mr J. Wynne Eyton, Captain Wynne. Mr C. B. Clough, Mr J. Scott Bankes, Mr Kelly, and Mr Jones, Pendre. Superintendent Nobblett then addressed the meeting, and referred to the working of the brigades in Chester, Wrexham, Rhyl, and other places. He said the Fire Insurance Companies ought to subscribe very liberally to the object, as it was more to their benefit than any other class. On the motion of the Rev. Jenkin Davies, which was seconded by Mr Jones, of Pendre, a unanimous vote of thanks was passed to the chairman, and the proceedings terminated. CHIRK. A MILITARY FUNERAL.—On Saturday last the mem- bers of the Chirk Volunteer Rifle Corps, numbering about forty, mustered in the school-yard, and having formed a procession, headed by the band of the Denbigh Militia, proceeded to a house in the village, where lay the dead body of Edward Edwards, (otherwise known as Edward Haynes), formerly a corporal in the above corps. On the funeral procession being formed, the corps, headed by the band playing the Dead March in Saul," marched in front to the Church Gates. The Rev. J. Maude read the funeral service. After the service was over a volley was fired over the grave. The corps were under the command of Ensign Hindhaugh. Deceased was much respected by all the members of the corps. VESTRY MEETING.—An important vestry meeting was held in the vestry room of the parish church on Satur- day last. About 40 of the parishioners were present, including the Rev J. Maude, vicar, chairman Colonel Myadelton Biddulph, M.P., Lord A. E. Hill Trevor, M.P., J. NieM, Esq., J. Edmunds, Esq., E. Bellyse, Esq., R. W. Pittow, Esq., &c. The Chairman having read the notice convening the meeting, called upon Col. Biddulph to lay the matter before the vestry. The Colonel briefly stated that the parish had been indicted by a gentleman in the neighbourhood for the non-repair of a road leading from Chirk station to Pontvaen bridge, and it was for them to consider how far they were liable. For his own part he did not think the parish was liable, and if so it would be advisable to oppose the indictment. He quoted several Acts of Parliament in defence of his own views. Mr Jones, solicitor, of Wrexham, who was present as legal adviser, corrected the Colonel in some of his views. A desultory conversation ensued, lasting for nearly an hour. There were one or two technical points which did not appear very clear, and on the motion of Col. Biddulph, seconded by J. Nield, Esq., it was resolved that a case should be got up by Mr Jones for the opinion of council. A vote of thanks to the chairman was duly moved and seconded, and the meeting closed. It was the prevailing desire of the vestry to ascertain the legal position of the parish, and if the parish was liable for the repairs to set about re- pairing the road at once, and not fritter the money away in a legal contest. It would be almost superfluous to add that the road, if kept in repair, would be a great boon to the public. COR WEN. LIGHTING THE STREETS.—On Saturday night last, the streets of Corwen were lit for the first time. The youngsters commemorated the event by following the lamplighter round the town, and shouting hurrah as each lamp was lit. A CHILD BUIRNT. -The other morning as a little girl about six years of age, belonging to Mr Robert Peake, of Corwen, was carrying a candle across the room, her clothes became ignited, and the poor little creature was fearfully burnt that her life is dispaired of. The mother of the child was out at the time. TriB FIFTH OF NOVEMBER.—This ancient custom of commemorating the Gunpowder Plot, was celebrated this year with great pomp and eclat in the highest point of the beautiful park which surrounds Rhug, the resi- dence of W. Wag-itaff, Esq. About eight o'clock in the evening a numerous company marched to the spot with lanterns, and soon the bonfire blazed beautifully. Rockets, squibs, and other rude imitations of fireworks was thrown into the air, and for a long time the party enjoyed the treat. The fire was visible for many miles round. FBAKFOL ACCIDENT AT THE RAILWAY STATION. The goods train due at this station at 6 30 p.m. did not arrive here until 7-17 p.m, last Thursday night. As it was proceeding at a rather rapid rate by the platform, Charles Davies, foreman porter, in attempting to alight from the engine missed his footing, fell under the wheels of the trucks, and was fearfully mangled, the whole train of eight trucks passing over him. His mu- tilated remains were picked up here and there from the line, and the body when collected.to-ether presented a ghastly spectacle. The deceased was a very strong and well-built man, apparently about 28 years of age, and was we believe a native of Baschurch. The unhappy event caused the greatest consternation throughout the town, and a large number of people were seen running to the station at the time. This is the first fatal acci- dent that has occurred on this lina since its opening. ) COUNTY COURT.—Tuesday, November 6th, before A. J. Jones, Esq. The only case of public interest was that of Ellis v. the Great Western Railway Company. Mr Ellis, of Bala, claimed 215 for the loss of a pointer dog, which had escaped from the parcel office of the Corwen Station. Mr Louis, of Ruthin, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Peele, of Shrewsbury, for the Com- pany. From the evidence, it appears that the dog in question was brought by Mr Brookes,- the coachman, from Carnarvon to the Corwen Railway Station on the 23rd of August last, to be sent to Bala. On its arrival there it was fastened up, but managed to release him- self, and ran away, and was lost for several weeks, and when found the owner refused to receive it back. Several very knotty points of law arose in the case. John Jones and the plaintiff were the only witnesses called; but Mr Brookes, who would have spoken as to the contract made at Carnarvon, was not summoned by either party. The case lasted three hours, and caused considerable interest, and after his Honour had devoted much patience and time in having the law on the sub- ject read and discussed, judgment was given for the plaintiff for the value of the dog, ill, with costs. It is said that the case will not end here. LLANGOLLEN. I FIRIC.-The inhabitants ef Rehoboth-place were much alarmed a few days ago by a fire which occurred at the house of Mr John Parry, printer. No one being in the house at the time, the fire might hava proved disastrous bat for the prompt intervention of the neighbours. The inmates had left the house, leaving a clothes-horse before the fire which it appears was puUedinto contact with the flame by a cat which was sporting with a shawl dangling therefrom. The mantel-piece and a few articles of fur- niture were burnt. FUNERAL OBSEQUIES.—On Friday, the remains of J. K. Godfrey, Esq., of Bryndyffryn, were interred at Llantysilio. After prayers had been read by the Rev. H. T. Edwards, B.A., the mournful cortege, consisting of mourning coaches containing the following gentlemen proceeded to the necropolisJ. Davies, Esq., Aber- gele; R. Edwards, Esq., Glanyrafon; L. Minshall Esq., solicitor; D. Hughes, Esq., Minffordd; Mr H. Jones, Castle-street; and Mr R. F. Griffiths, Bryn- dyffryn. The services at the cemetery were performed by the Rev. D. Jones, incumbent of Llantysilio, in a very impressive manner. BOAaD OF HEALTH.—An ordinary meeting of the Local Board was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday, the 7th inst., the following members being present Mr J. Edwards, chairman Mr J. Hughes, Mr E. Roberts, Mr R. Barker, Mr R. Edwards, and the Rev. R. Ed- wards. The usual new member's declaration was made before two members by R. Edwards, Esq. Mr Lewis I the contractor's claim was brought before the board, when Mr Hughes moved and Mr Baker seconded that it was an unfounded claim and ought to be resisted." The following resolution was passed:—" That the contractor's application as to market hall oe postponed;" and several tradesmen's bills were ordered to be paid. It was resolved that the surveyor bring in a statement of those who use waterworks water; and that a special meeting be held at four p.m. on Thursday next for con- sidering the completion of the market hall and water- works, and also to regulate the fairs. I OSWESTRY. I STEVENS' MENAGFME--IT will be seen froaa our advertisement columns that this celebrated collection of rarities and curiosities in natural history will open for exhibition in this town on Saturday next. In making its progress from Liverpool this show has attracted hosts of sight-seers, and given universal aatiafaqfioR, A first* I class sax-horn band accompanies it. FORTNIOHNLY FAIR.—The snpply of sheep and pigs at the Smithfield was large, and prices ruled the same as last fair. Mr. Franklin And Mr. Hilditch sold 150 sheep and 40 pigs; Mr. Pugh sold 143 sheep and 30 pigs. BUTTER, CHEESE, AND BACON FAIR.—The supply of butter and cheese at the Powis Hall was very large on Wednesday, there being about 50 tons of cheese, and between 600 and 700 tubs and crocks of butter pitched. There was also a tolerable quantity of bacon shown. Our quotations are-for cheese, skims, 28s. to 40.; middling, 40s. to 45.; and fat cheese, 60s. to 70s. per per cwt, Butter fetched from lljd to 12jd, and old 8d. per lb. THE ROPE WALK BRIDGE.—Another serious accident took place at this bridge, on Sunday night, when a woman of the name of Cadwallader was passing through the Castlefields, and on approaching the bridge, in the darkness, she went a little on one side of it, and fell down into the rope walk, there be'jg no protection, and was seriously injured. The frequency of accidents at this place calls for some atlteration of its present state. OPENING OF THE ST. OSWALD LODGE OF FREE- MASONS.—On Monday last the R.W. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., P.G.M. North Wales and Shrop- shire, consecrated a new lodge named the St. Oswald, at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Oswestry. A craft lodge was held at two o'clock, at which Mr J. R. Oimsby Gore, M.P., Mr T. W. Hili, and Mr C. W. Owen, were initiated into the first glimmerings of the mysteries of the ancient art by the W.M. designate, Bro. W. H. Hill, after which, by command of the P.G.M., the R.W. Bro. Dr. Goldsbro', P.M. Nos. 201 and 998, j P.G.S.W. North Wales and Shropshire, consecrated the new lodge. This impressive ceremony being concluded, Bro. W. H. Hill was installed, and the following 't brethren were appointed to the various offices, and in- vested with the appropriate jewels:—Bro. Geo. Owen, S.W., Bro. B. H. Bulkeley Owe., J.W., Bro. Oswell, treasurer, Bro. Askew Roberts, hon. sec., Bro. ltamerf S.D., Bro. H. Davies, J.D., Bro. Spaull, I.G., and Bro. Duncan was chosen to the office of tyler. Bro. Forrest, P.G., presided at the harmonium. A large number of officers and brethren sat down to a banqnet at six o'clock, served in the veiy best style of the Wynnstay Hotel. POLICE COURT, FRIDAY (YESTERDAY). Before E. W. Thomas, and B. Roberts, Esqrs. Drunkenness.-P.S. Duncan charged Mary Ann Price with being drunk on Thursday last in the Cross. Fined Is. and 5s. 6d. costs. Stealing Beef.—Thomas Green, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, was charged with stealing 51bs. of beef suet, value 3s. 6d., the property of David Edwards, butcher, of Bailey-street. Prosecutor said that at about half-past ten on Tuesday night he was sitting in his kitchen, and noticed a man's hand on his block, and he immediately afterwards missed some beef suet. He went out and saw prisoner going down the street with something under his coat. He followed and caught him near the Cross Keys, and took the-suet from him. He then gave him in charge of Sergeant Duncan. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sent to gaol for six weeks, with hard labour. Stealing Wearing Apparel. Ann Marshall was charged with stealing a shawl, a child's frock, and a chemise, the property of Mrs Susan Owen, of Beatrice- street, with whom she had been lodging, but had left on the 31st ult., taking with her these articles. Sergeant Duncan proved apprehending the prisoner at Newtown, with the shawl in her possession, and t to other portion was on a child who was with her. Prisoner pleaded guilty. Sentenced to two months hard labour. MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY.)—Present: George Owen, Esq., chairman Aldermen J. T. Jones, Hill, J. Phillips; Councillors E. Shaw, J. Thomas, J. Salter, C. G. Bayley, W. Jones, W. Hughes, C. W. Owen, J. Jones, A. Roberts, G. Owen, W. F. Rogers, Mr E. W. Thomas, and G. J. Saunders; Mr H. Davies, Town Clerk. Election of Mayor.-The Town Clerk said the first business of the meeting was to elect a mayor for the forthcoming year, and having asked had any member a gentleman to propose, Mr G. J. Saunders rose and said he had great pleasure in proposing that Mr Jackson Salter be mayor. He had no doubt but that gentleman would discharge the duties of the office in the most satisfactory manner. Mr E. W. Thomas, in seconding the motion, said he had every confidence that Mr Salter would preside over their meetings witha dignity becoming his high office as chief magistrate of the borough. The motion was then put to the meeting and carried unani- mously. Mr G. Owen then vacated the chair, which was taken by the newly-made mayor.—Mr J. T. Jones then proposed a vote of thanks to the retiring mayor, which was seconded by Mr E. W. Thomas, and carried unanimously. Mr Owen, in acknowledging the vote, thanked them for the honour they had done him in alluding to his services while in office, and remarked that while in that capacity he had done all in his power to promote the good of the town. He was afraid he had been one of the dearest" mayors they had had, in consequence of the great improvements that had been carried on during his term of office. He had done all he could to improve the state of the streets, and he hoped his successor would direct his attention to this important matter. But he could assure them there was no credit due to him for anything that had been carried out during his term of office, but rather to the council at large. Mr Salter then made the usual declaration. The Mayor shortly afterwards thanked them for the high honour they had conferred upon him, and said he was not surprised at his election, as he had heard some talk of the matter before be came to the meeting. He should endeavour to do his duty as mayor, without favour to anyone, and to the best of his ability. He again thanked them for the honour they had done him, and sat down amidst loud cheers. Election of Officers.—It was proposed and seconded that the presiding aldermen be re-elected; the sergeants at mace and the bellman were also re-elected. The following committees were then appointed :-Watch Committee, re-elected Markets and General Purposes Committee, re-elected, and the name of the late mayor added to the list; Finance Committee, re-elected. Rate.c.-The Town Clerk said the expenditure had been much larger of late, from various causes, and he must ask the council to pass a large rate to meet this. He then read an estimate of the expenditure for the next half-year, which amounted to f,1135 6s. 7d. After some discussion a borough rate of 2s. and a watch rate of ltd. in the pound were passed. Correspondence.-The Town Clerk read a letter from Messis. Gotto and Beesley respecting the plans of the town, from which it appeared that they were surprised that any doubts should he entertained of the accuracy of the plans prepared by them, and promised to send a gentleman over to inquire into the matter.—A letter was read from Mr R. S. Williams, assistant overseer. asking for remuneration for extra trouble in preparing the lists of voters. The Ex-mayor thought the lists had been attended to much better this year, and proposed that a guinea be given to Mr Williams, which was agreed to.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr S. Williams, of Middleton, complaining of the borough road between the town and that place, and stating that the men em- ployed to attend to the road did not do their duty. Mr Bayley asked whether this matter did not raise the question of supervision. He thought the board had proposed to have a man to overlook the laboar done on the roads, and that the surveyor's salary had been in- creased R50 for that purpose. The Clerk was directed to call the attention of the surveyor to the matter.—A letter was read from Mr T. W. Hill asking that a proper space should be allotted to him in the Smithfield for the sale of stock. The matter was referred to the Surveyor and Market Committee. Macadamising the Streets, &c.-The Town Clerk read a tender from Mr T. Bugbird, who offered to macadamise the streets for £ 340, to fill npthe old sewers for 290, and to cover the drains at 218.. each. Several members thought the matter ought to, deferred to the next meeting as the Surveyor was not present and the tender for filling up and covering the sewers was so in- definite. The Ex-mayor thought Mr Bugbird's tender for macadamising was a very fair one. He had estimated the cost of it himself, and his estimate was;913 in excess of Mr Bugbird's. It was ultimately agreed to accept Mr Bugbird's contract for macadamising, but the other por. tion of his tender was referred to the Works Committee. Compensation.-The Town Clerk read a report from the Surveyor, in which he suggested the board should offer Mr McKiernan two guineas. compensation for tres- pass.—On the motion of the Ex-Mayor, seconded by Mr C. G. Bayley, the suggestion was adopted. Alteration of Meetings and Be-opening of Fairs.-A discussion arose as to the propriety of holding the meet- ings of the Council every month instead of every fort- night as at present. Mr Bayley objected to the alteration. MrW. Jones thought the Council ought to take into con- sideration whether they should hold a Christmas fair in the town this year. He thought it was time to re-open the fairs.-These matters were adjourned for considera- tion at the next meeting. After some other business had been disposed of the meeting was brought to a close. RUTHIN. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—The usually quiet town of Ruthin was the seene of great bostling and animation on the 31st inst., there being eight candidates seeking for municipal honours. The following was the result of the election:—Mr W. Lloyd, solicitor, polled 249 votes; Mr E. Edwards, ironmonger, 230; Mr R. Jones, Eagles Inn, 197; Mr Thomas Roberts, Waterloo Inn, 186; Mr H. Jones, Star Inn, 180; Mr B. Davies, clerk to the union, SO; Mr W. T. Ronw, chemist, 39; Mr J. Lloyd Maurice, Glanyrafon, 22. Messrs. Lloyd, E. Edwards, B. Jonas, mid T. Roberta were then elected. HARVEST THANKSGIVING. On Wednesday last, business was partially suspended here, and prayer meeting for harvest thanksgivings were held in the chapels of the town. The meetings were well attended, and much fervour was manifested. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.—Before the Rev. E. J Owen, James Maurice, Esq., R. G. Johnson, Esq., and R. F. Birch, Esq. Stealing Walnuts.-Powell Evans, Ithell Evans, and John Jones, all of Ruthin, were charged by Jane Robert?, of Ty'nycelyn, Llanbedr, with having stolen a quantity of walnuts, valued at one shilling, from a tree on the above premises. Complainant said that on the morning of the 21st ult., about eleven o'clock, she saw three persons on the premises, and she sent her son to them. She also went out herself, and saw them going to the stack-yard to fetch a ladder, with which they climbed the tree. Witness said to them, "I sup- pose you will go to my house next?" and they imper- tinently replied, "You have nothing in your house worth taking."—John Roberts, complainant's son, said he saw the three prisoners on the morning of the 21st ult., two of whom were in the walnut tree, and the other (John Jones) was underneath picking up the nuts and putting them into his pockets.—Powell and Ithell Evans did not appear, and a warrant was issued for their apprehension. John Jones was sent to gaol for one month with hard labour. Killing Game Without a License.-Thomas Davies and Thomas Belton, of Bwlcbgwyn, were charged with this offence by Evan Jones, gamekeeper to Sir Hugh Williams, on the Bodidris estate. Davies did not appear, and a warrant was issued. Belton's mother was in the court, and said her son had met with an accident by which he had his leg broken, and a certificate from Mr Gibbon, surgeon, substantiated her statement. The Bench said the case must be adjourned, when Mrs Belton begged to have it settled, as she was prepared to pay the fine the bench would impose. Complainant, however, did not wish to press the charge against this defendant, stating he was a respectable young man, and he believed he had been enticed into trouble by the other defendant. Fined Is. and 9s. costs. Nuisances at Llanferras.-Robert Roberts, of Bron- coed-isa, near Mold, was charged by Thomas Griffiths, inspector of nuisances acting under the guardians of the Ruthin Union, with having neglected to abate nuisances near four cottages at Maesysafn, Ltanferras.-Com- plainant said there was no privy attached to either cottage, and there was a stagnant pool near the place which ought to be drained, and which could easily be done by making a drain to the road. He had served defendant with a notice on the 21st of August last, but nothing had been done.—Defendant said the property belonged to twelve orphan children, his wife being the administra rix. The property was mortgaged, and there was little or nothing got from it. It belonged to a John Roberts, and the children were his son's children.— Ordered to erect privies, drains, and dig cesspools before the next meeting, and to pay 14s. costs. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meeting of the board was held on Monday last. Present: James Maurice, Esq., [chairman Rev. David Roberts, vice- chairman; Thomas Hughes, Esq.; R. F. Birch, Esq.; Rev. E. J. Owen; R. G. Johnson, Esq. (ex-officio); Joseph Peers, Esq.; Rev. John Griffith; Mr Edward Humphreys; Mr Wm. Clialoner; Mr Thomas Jones Mr J. W. Lloyd; Mr John Jones, Golden Hart; and Mr Hugh Jones, Llanfair.-The rate collectors, Messrs. Ezra Roberts and Price Roberts, were called in to ex- plain why the large sum of £ 1240, poor rates, due on the 13th ult., had not been collected. They gave a reasonable answer, to the effect that appeals against the new assessmei-t had prevented them from making out the new rate, and were requested to be vigilant in getting the money in.—A copy of the correspondence sent to the Poor Law Board by a late assistant overseer, suffering from mental derangement, was read, and a reply ordered to be sent that his accounts had been audited when dis- char- re'; and the balance due from him had been paid by his bail. He had made a claim for £ 100.—Number in the house, 76; corresponding week last year, 78 vagrants relieved during fortnight, 48; balance in treasurer's hands, JE653. n_n- TRYDDYN. n'" I AHANKSGIVING FOR THE HARVEST.— rwo services were held at the parish church of the above place, on Thursday, November 1st. The afternoon service was in English, and a very appropriate sermon was de- livered by the Rev. Jenkin Davies, vicar ef Mold, from Jeremiah, 8th chap. and 20th verse; and at night an excellent sermon was preached in Welsh by the Rev. E. E. Jones, incumbent of Gorsedd, to a very large con- gregation from Gal. 6th chap. and 7th verse. A col- lection was made at the close of each service in aid of the funds of the schools. PENNY READINGs.-The first of the series of the above entertainments was held at the National School- room, on Tuesday, November 6th. The room was densely crowded. The performances were very good all through many encores being called for. The fol- lowing was the order of the programme :—Address by the chairman, the Rev. D. Davies duett on the piano- forte, Mrs Parry and Miss Brown reading in Welsh, Mr Robert Jones duett, Mrs and Miss Parry; dialogue, Messrs. Tudor and Lloyd; song, Mr Jonathan Old- field; in reply to an encore Messrs. J. Oldfield and R. George gave a duett; reading one of Mrs Caudle's lectures, Price Parry, Esq.; duett by Messrs. Tudor and Evans; recitation, Mr H. Roberts; glee, by the choir; dialogue, Messrs. Roberts and Williams song, Mr R. George; recitation, Mr H. B. Jones, Nerquis; song, Miss Parry reading, Mr Gibbon song, Mr Rowlands reading, Mr P. Williams. The audience were very much amused by a little boy about three and-a-half year old singing a comic song called Sharpy looking nose." song, Mr G. Edwards. Finale, National Anthem.. These meetings are to be held fortnightly, and judging by the first meeting they will prove a very great success. ST. ASAPH. I BOARD OF GUARDIANS.— Thursday. Captain Thomas, chairman; Brownlow Wynn, Esq., V. Wil- liams, Esq., Hon. Colonel Rowley, Captain Pennant, Whitehall Dodd, Esq., Mr Parry, Rev. Thomas Williams, Rev. J. Pugh, Mr R. Jones, Mr E. P. Jones, Mr Thomas Slight, Mr Thomas Evans, and Mr T. Pierce. MR. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND THE COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS. Mr Vaughan Williams said, before the board entered upon its ordinary business, he wished to call attention to a circumstance which affected himself as well as every member of the board. He had received the fol- lowing communication from the Clerk of the Peace :— By direction of the Court of Quarter Sessions I beg to forward you on the other side a copy of an order made at the adjourned court, held on Thursday last. You will observe that the court stands adjourned to the 16th inst., at 11 a.m., to receive Mr V. Williams's ex- planation. (Signed.) A. T. Roberts, Clerk uf the Peace." The circular stated that That the court had their attention drawn to a paragraph, and the report of the proceedings of that board on the 12th ult, which appeared in the Chester Court, when he (Mr Vaughan Williams) was reported to have said that if the board did all it could to get the money collected, there was no reason to fear any order respecting a mandamas, which some of the magistrates at the other end of the county in the height of their imperial power might choose to make. The circumstances through which the ex- pression arose, were, that on his entering the board- room a conversation was going on respecting some per- sons who had not paid some money, but he could not remember what it was. Captain Thomas handed him a circular to read and express his opinion upom it. The circular was as follows:—" Dear sir,—We think it right to inform you that the Court of Quarter Sessions stands adjourned to the 1st of November next, when an order will be made that writs of mandamas be forthwith ap- plied for to compel payment of the Cattle Plague Rate by the unions found to be in arrear that day.—Yours faithfully, Kelly, Keene, and Roper." Capt. Thomas at the time called the attention of the boand to the fact of Messrs. Kelly,Keene, and Roper's signatures being to the letter instead of that of the Clerk of the Peace. [Capt. Thomas contended that he did not ask for any opinion. ] The circular did not state whether it was a magistrates'' order or not. it simply began We- think it right," &c-, and ended with the signature of 11 Messrs. Kelly, KeeLia, and Roper." He certainly thought it was an extra- ordinary letter, but at the time he was not aware of the resolution passed by the Court, or he should not have made the remark respecting Messrs. Kelly, Keene, and Roper, who, he understood, were acting as deputy Clerk of the Peace. When he made the remark that it was an absard document, he was corrected by Mr B. Wynne, who said he did not think that Messrs. Kelly were to blame. That remark was not reported. If it had been it would at once exonerate Messrs. Kelly, Keene, and Roper from any reflection made upon thern. He now expressed his regret for saying anything that was calculated to injure the reputation of those gentle- men, and from his long experience of Mr Kelly, he had found him a gentleman perfectly competent to transact anything, and he always entertained a high opinion of his abilities. He was charged with naing inssltinir observations towards the Court of Quarter Sessions. What they complained of was That some of the ma- gistrates in the other end of the county in the height of their impead power, when read in the papers the ex- ￼ ^dely diM!rent meaning to what was intended. That observation was given in a good bu ￼ L*? be ironical. It was far from his WlSb to have lU8UlMd anybody, and if the board had thought he had 49M 40 they w?d CUUWY ban called him to order. The court he really thought had acted in a hasty manner, and it was right for him to say that the order was a great mistake. He was ex- tremely sorry in having used the words respecting the Court of Quarter Sessions, and he would leave" the matter in the hands of the board, and he would promise to do whatever they might think right for him as a gentleman to do.-A short conversation ensued, and Mr B. Wynne proposed in effect that after the courteous explanation of Mr Vaughan Williams, disclaiming any intention to give offence to the Court of Quarter Ses. sions, and the handsome manner in which he expressed his regret for using such language that such explana. tion is satisfactory to this board, which Captain Thomas seconded, and was carried.—The other business of the board was of a routine character.
MR. BRIGHT'S VISIT TO IRELAND. Mr Bright returned from Ireland on Saturday. The Dablin papers (except the Tory organs) are confident that the effect of the honourable gentleman's visit will be to cement a good and enduring understanding between the Irish and English Liberals, and so lead to the pro- duction of measures calculated to promote the welfare of the sister isle. The Tory papers try hard to show that the visit has been a "Bright break-down;" and we think that their very eagerness to make people believe that the honourable gentleman utterly failed in his mis- sion proves that they exceedingly fear lest it should prove a success.—We extract the following from the English press relative to the results of his visit:— o Liverpool Mercury.J .t1. T? I« 1 nv acuaiuie 01 any puuuuai party will feel the smallest satisfaction in finding that Mr Bright's visit to Ireland has been only partially successful. "Not that it has been a failure either. Far from it. It has evidently done some good, and probably would have done more if it had been prolonged and if it had not been exclusively confined to the capital. If the Irish people had had a little more time to familiarise them- selves with the idea of their cause being advocated by a popular English orator and politician, and if other than Dublin audiences had been brought under the influence of his eloquence, a permanent effect might have been produced which would have been highly favourable to a better feeling between the two divisions of the United Kingdom. As it is, we are glad that Mr Bright went to Ireland, and only regret that he has come back so soon. It is something that Irish audiences have been so impressively reminded that the wrongs and sufferings of their country have the sympathies of multitudes of their English fellow-subjects, and that Irishmen have once more been encouraged to look to the Imperial Legislature for the redress of such of their grievances as it is within the power of legislation to remove. We attach no particular importance to the comparatively unsatisfactory result of a single attempt to interest the working men of Dublin in an agitation for extended franchises. It may be admitted that the working men assembled on Friday evening under Mr Haughton's not very skilful presidency-that is, if they really were working men, which seems to be open to a question- barely tolerated an orator who addressed them in the name of the English people. They received his elabo- rate electoral statistics with the blankest indifference, and were apparently only moved to enthusiasm by phrases or allusions which were capable of being twisted into something that reminded them of Fenianism. It was a critical experiment, however, to convene a poli- tical meeting in Dublin, from which it was impracti- cable, from the nature of the case, to exclude Fenian sympathisers. All things considered, we ought perhaps to be thankful that this somewhat hazardous meeting went off so well. We doubt whether Mr Bright's oratory ever achieved a more remarkable success than in securing a decently favourable hearing from an assemblage which scouted the notion of Ireland and England uniting for any purpose whatever, and which could not suppress its desire to see the landlords plun- dered of their estates. It is only fair to Mr Bright to say distinctly that his success, such as it was, was not attained by illegitimate means. He did not flatter the prejudices or passions of a semi-seditious auditory; he took the trouble to explain in detail projects of political and economical reform which a noisy and perhaps numerous section of his hearers regarded with ostenta- tious unconcern and be was careful to make it per- fectly clear that he advocated no violent change in the relations either of Ireland to England or of one part of the Irish people to another. We do not observe that he said a word in any of his speeches of last week which he need shrink from saying again in the House of Com- mons. Mr Bright is entitled to this acknowledgment from those who think much of his public conduct un- wise and censurable. Nothing can be wider of the truth than the assertion that he went over to Ireland to creite a mischievous agitation for personal or party purposes. We may wish there were clearer signs that the Irish people think it worth while to agitate for the attainment of reforms which it lies within the province of legislation to effect. We fear it must be confessed that Mr Bright has not succeeded in throwing any new light on the great and formidable Irish difficulty. He has done real good so far as he has created or strengthened a disposition on the part of the Irish people to look to imperial legisla- tion for the removal of grievances but he has not con- tributed any practical suggestion that can be of the slightest utility to legislators and statesmen anxious to see their way through a most perplexed and perplexing question. There is no novelty in denunciations, how- ever well founded, of an alien Church Establishment; and the difficulties of the landlord and tenant contro- versy are scarcely brought nearer to a solution by an exposition which offers no feasible move of dealing with them. As for Mr Bright's strange project of voting five millions sterling out of the taxes of the United King- dom in order to -buy out the great absentee laud- owners and redistribute their estates among small purchasers, it only shows that it is possible for a popular orator and politician to fail signally when he puts his hand to practical statesmanship. The scheme is at variance with every economical doctrine that its atithor has heretofore advocated, and there is no intelligible reason for supposing that it would yield results that would not c)mpeusate for the egngious violation of first principles. Why should Parliament tempt Irish pro- prietors to part with their estates by offering them (as Mr Bright proposes) ten per cent. more than they would fetch in any market in Dublin or London ?" The very foundation of the scheme implies a wasttfal and injudicious expenditure of public money. And, suppos- ing the purchase effected, what security is Parliament to take that the estates shall be duly partitioned among the right persons, and that each of the new little tenant- proprietors shall remain in possession of his allotment ? Unless some totally exceptional law is to be applied to the properties thus distributed-unless the tiny free- holds to be created by a benevolent Legislature are to be declared in perpetuity indivisible and inalienable— they will be liable to mortgage, sale, leasing and sub- leasing, and all the other incidents of landed estates. Jobbers and middlemen may buy them up to trade on the necessities of a needy peasantry, or they may be broken down by bequest and inheritance into little potatoe patches, barely sufficient in favourable seasons to produce a wretched sustenance for the descendants of the original privileged allottee. Probably all these things would happen, and thus the only result of the Parliamentary purchase and repartition of estates, some of which are among the best managed properties in Ireland, would be to reproduce the identical evils from which the country has in some small degree begun to recover. But it is unnecessary to press in detail the objections to a scheme which no House of Commons, reformed or unreformed, will ever seriously consider, and which, in fact, nobody would think it worth while to criticise if any smaller person than Mr Bright had proposed it. The thing is a mistake, and it is only be- cause it is the mistake of an eloquent speaker and con- spicuous politician that it has excited any appreciable amount of public attention. Morning Star. The banquet given last week ift. welcome to MA Bright, at Dublin, must be regarded as a great success. It was, in fact, thoroughly representative of all honist- Irish feeling; and although The O'Donoghue's word s gave it a somewhat unexpected political significance, it was in the main organised and is to, be viewed without, reference to the Reform question. It is an act or gra titude on the part of the Irish people-not one eity or class of them towards Mr Bright, for the words which he has spoken and the acts which he has done on their behalf; and in this act of gratitude all classes united. The Liberal section of the country gentlemen,, the mer- chants and traders of the towns. the professional men. the municipalities, and the tenant farmers- were all largely represented. The Catholic priesthood was fglly and heartily favourable to the project, and very many l of its most respectable members were present at the banquet; and with all these Mr Bright represented England. Their enthusiasm is the most irrefragable evidence how loyally true to England Ireland might be were an English Parliament to translate into deeds the words which the English popular leader has spoken. Printed at the ??erMs?- and ?Mtera: P" "Sl?ng B?ttMM?T?T?, Advertiser Buildings, Hof/C-strrtJ Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh and Published on Friday & Saturday mowings at the above Off'OO' and at The Cross, Oswestry, in the county of Sa'op. and at Church-street, Flint, m the county ?f Flint, by SNUNA BAYLEY, No. 8,. King-stre;e% Wrexham afod CHARLES GxoRM &YI.T, The 01 Osweatry, aforesaid; and Gua"z R??DLBT ()rol P?A, WrMJmm afore?? :NQftWM 9th. 186&