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I MOLD. I TREAT TO EMPLOYES, -&c.-On Thursday, the fire brigade and workmen at the gas works were treated to a sumptuous dinner at Mrs. Wiggan's, the King's Head Inn. This was a treat partially in connection with the heir of Leeswood rejoicings. SIR JOHN HANMER OPPOSED.-Active canvassing for Mr Hugh Jones, of Maesmynan, has been going on in the town during the week, and promises of support were obtained. We understand that gentlemen of the legal professian in the town havebeen retained for Mr Jones. EARLY CLSOING.-All the drapers and several other tradesmen of this town have commenced closing their establishments at seven o'clock, and will continue so to do during the winter months. It is gratifying to find the shopkeepers thus reducing the hours of labour, but, at the same time, it is a matter of regret that a town of this size cannot afford a good entertainment, at least once a week where young and old might be instructed and amused. SUNDAY DEBAUCHERY.—On Monday, Patrick Henny and Edward Griffiths were in custody, charged by Inspector Hughes and P.C. Arthern, with creating a disturbance in High-street on Sunday. Some 300 persons bad collected and a disgraceful scene ensued. Both prisoners denied the charge, but Mr Dean was called, and corroborated complainant's evidence, and both prisoners were sent to gaol for seven days with hard labour. "THE SIGNS OF THE Ti-.uF,-i.Dr. Christie, of Warren Bunk, Hawarden, has delivered two discourses in the Assembly-room, Market Hall, his subject beiug The second coming of Christ." He opposed the pre- millenium and the post-uiillenium doctrines, and maintained that the present corrupt state of Christianity, so-called, was the sure sign of the times prior to the se- cond coming, as pre-figured in the 20th chapter of the Apocalypse. Last Tuesday even, Mr Parkinson was allowed an hour to reply to his first sermon and the Doctor spoke for an hour and a-half to establish his po- sition. He announced his intention of speaking on the old and new covenants next Tuesday evening to prove the erroneous notions of Mr Parkinson on the subject. TREAT TO SUNDAY SCHOOL CHII,DRE.-On Monday afternoon the children of the Baptist Sunday schoal were treated to tea by the teachers and friends. The tea was served out in the British School, and the children were well attended to by the following among other ladies :Irs Brereton, Mrs James, Mrs Roberts, Blue Bell, Mrs Adams, Mrs Hughes, &c. At seven o'clock a literary meeting was held, the chair being occupied by the Rev. H. Gwerfyl James Mr S. Allen Jones, Mr Brereton and Mr S. Owen acting as judges. For singing 11 Cwymp Llewelyn," and Hen Wlad fy Nhadan." Mr Allen Jones awarded the first prize to John Griffiths, and second to John Davies. Mrs Kyffin and Mrs Williams were declared equal in their rendering of the Old Hundredth." A prize was also given to J. Richards for singing Llwyn-onn." Mr Brereton considered John Humphreys the best and Samuel Hughes second in a treatise on "Gallu Penderfyniad." There were also competitions in speaking upon various subjects, reading, recitations, English grammar, &c., &c. SUPPOSED JUST CAUSE OF IMPEDIMENT. The following is quoted from the Cambridge Independent Press A DI-APPOT-ZT.%IF.IZT. -On Tuesday last a wedding was to have come off at Elv Trinity Church, the gentleman being an organist in Wales, but a native of this city, the bride is a Welsh lady, who has been staying some time in Ely, where the marriage was to take place; her executor, however, put in an appearance, and objected to the match, and his reasons were considered valid; these, however, have been overthrown, and the match, we hear, will take place on Saturday (to-day). The bridegroom is a highly respectable young man of good con- notions, an accomplished musician, and will, we trust, long live to enjoy the notes of his wife. The above refers to the marriage of Mr Kempton, organist of Mold church, with Miss Maggie Birch, recorded in our list of marriages of to-day. The match did take place, and the happy twain as one arrived in Mold per the nine p.m. train on Saturday evening last, a large number of their friends beirg on the platform of the railway station waiting to give them a hearty welcome and their ardent wishes of much happiness." TESTIMONIAL TO MAJOR AXD MRS. MATHIAS.—On Thursday evening week Major Mathias, late adjutant of the Royal Flint Rifle Militia, presided at a dinner given by him on his taking his farewell of the permanent staff, who presented the Major and Mrs Mathias with a very handsome gold ring each as a token of their esteem. The Sergeant-Major, on making the presenta- tion, said :—Sir,—Out of a deep sense of grat tude towards you for the many acts of kindness you have shown them, as also your ever anxious eare for their welfare, the permanent staff have requested me to ask yonr acceptance of these small tokens of their lasting and sincere esteem and respect for you on your retire- ment from the command and charge of them and with one accord we all pray that you and your lady may be long spared to your dear family, and that peace and happiness may ever dwell with and prosperity follow you wherever you may go.—Each ring was appropriately and handsomely inscribed, and was supplied from the establishment of Mr Brentnall, jeweller, of this town. The late adjutant also presented the sergeant-major with a neat silver snuff-box, with the following inscription Presented to Sergeant-Major James R. Pither, Royal Flint Rifle Militia, by Captain F. Mathias, as a small token of his esteem on his retiring from the adjutancy of the Regiment." PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD.-Before C. B. Trevor Roper, Esq., the Rev. Jenkin Davies, Edward Pemberton, Esq., and Major Roper. "Settling" Cases out of Court.—Mr Browne, chief constable, complained that many cases, for which summonses have been issued, were settled" out of court. He thought the magistrates ought to know how those cases were settled.—Their Worships said they were always glad to see the word settled" written opposite cases entered in the business list. They could not see what good could be done if parties came before them. An micable Settlement.-Edwin Hamblin summoned Isaac Aydon for an assault. Complainant said that last Tuesday both he and defendant were coming out of the county court, where he defended an action brought against him by defendant in this case. He first asked for a rain-tub which he borrowed. Defendant called him a d-d rogue and in—1 scoundrel, &c. This was not the first time defendant bad 11 upset" him in the street. -By Defendant: Did I call you anything more than a perjured villain," for which I bad reason, as I requested the judge to make a note of it in the county court ? —Complainant: You called me the names I have mentioned.—John Edwards corroborated.—The Chair- man said he did not see a threat of any bodily harm; this was not the court to settle the ill-names question complainant had his remedy in another court. — Defendant said he was in a passion on that day, and it did a fellow good to get into a passion sometimes—it let off the steam. He had no animosity towards com- plainant, or anybody else. He would go with him now and get a glass of bitter-beer, and shake hands with him. (Laughter.)—The bench were glad to see the amicable settlement of the dispute, and the parties agreed to divide the costs between them, and left the c )urt apparently better friends than when they entered. In Pursuit of Ganie.-William Hooson, on the information of Thomas Edwards, watcher, employed by Mr Koper, was fined 6d. and costs for being in pursuit of game on Hope Mountain. He had a lurcher with him. The Hesults of a .'Jollijieation.J!.<J. George Hughes, Caergwrle, charged William Jones with refus- ing to quit the Glynne Arms public-house. P.C. Hughes On Thursday, the 15th inst., there was a row at the Glynne Arms. He met Mrs Piercy, who requested him to put defendant out. He first asked him civilly to go out; he refused, saying a better man than he could not put him out." Complainant carried him to the road, but as soon as he loosed him he gave com- plainant a heavy blow on the forehead which fell him to the ground, and he then jumped upon him. It happened nearly opposite Mr Evan Morris' house, about 25 yards from the Glynne Arms. Complainant shouted for help, Mrs Piercy came out with a candle, and one of the party blew it out. He went back to clear the house, the others had decamped, and the house was clear. De- fendant was fighting with another man when he went to the Glynne Arms. It was three or four minutes before defendant could get loose from him, he struck him then in his mouth with his fist-he had not his staff with him.—Defendant (pointing to a black eye): This is the place where he hit me, sir."—Mrs Martha Piercy corroborated complainant's statement as to her request- ing him to clear the house, and said Jones and Vaughan were fighting at the time, In reply to Superintendent Thomas, witness said defendant fell from a ladder that morning whilst erecting an arch. Complainant's clothes were covered with mud.-Defendant said If the police- man had asked me to go out quietly I would have gone, but instead of that he dragged me out, struck me in the eye with his fist, and on my mouth with his stick and broke my teeth.—By Mr Davies: Where are your teeth ? —Defendant (bending his lip) Here they are, sir; they are fastening nicely now. (Laughter.)—It appeared Jones had summoned the police-officer, but their worships dismissed the summons without hearing any more of the affair.-Defendant was fined 40s. and 8s. 6d. costs; in default he was sent to prison for one calendar month with hard labour. It appeared marriage rejoicings had taken place at Caergwrle on this day, and drink had been freely indulged in. Charge of Stealing Pheasants, Apples, &c.-Joseph Shone and Robert Peers were brought up in custody, charged with having stolen a number of pheasants, apples, and apricsts from Wepre Hall. Mr Taylor, of Flint, appeared to press the prosecution. It appeared that Mr Freme, of Wepre Hall (which is situated in the neighbourhood of Buckley), had been much annoyed and suffered loss through parties entering and robbing I his garden. On the -might of the 3rd August, Mr James Preme was disturbed by the barking of a dog. He got np, but he saw nothing shortly afterwards he was disturbed again, and by means of a light and an opera glass he saw men near a coop of young pheasants; they then ran away. Some time afterwards he heard the noise of some one throwing something to his bed- room window. Next morning he found a pheasant's head on the ground under the window. There were also the bodies of two pheasants on Mr Freme senior's bedroom window-sill. Feathers were traced from the place through a wood to a po:nt near the reRidoncen of prisoners. Twenty pheasants had been lost. The brood hens, three in number, were also gone. There was no evidence snfficiently to support the charge of stealing the pheasants, but it appeared that both prisoners and Henry Peers, who has since abscondod, had made a statement to a collier named John Catherall, who was at the time working in a wheat-fiold, that they had been to Wepre Hall, and gave him some of the garden spoil.-For this last offence prisoners wore 1 sentenced to four months' with bard labour. An Old Offence.—Joseph Buxton, an orphan, 14 years of age, pleaded guilty to having, in May last, stolen a shoulder of veal, the property of Edward Edwards, butcher, Mold. Prisoner had sent a little boy to take the meat from the stall, and gave him a handker- chief to pnt it in. Prisoner gave a portion of the veal to his aunt.—Sentenced to 14 days' hard labour.
MAJORITY OF THE HEIll OF LEES- WOOD. The rejoicings in commemoration of the coming of age of Thomas Wynne, eldest son of Thomas Wynne Eyton, Esq., of Tower, and who is the heir apparent to the Leeswood estates, now enjoyed by his venerable uncle, John Wynne Eyton, Esq., opened on Wednesday morning, at seven o'clock, by the merry peals of the Mold bells, followed by the numerous events detailed below. On an occasion like the present it will be interesting to many of our readers to quote a few particulars re- specting the ancient family of the Eyton's, and the man- sions and estates of Leeswood and Tower. An article published in 1820 on the subject of Mold Parish" notes that on the seuthern side of the vale, below the town, and not far from Tower, stands the two Leeswoods now the property of the Rev. Hope W. Eyton, vicar of the parish, he having some years ago purchased that which formerly belonged to Sir George Wynne, the great mine proprietor. Mr Pennant calls this a palatial mansion, and in its time it:had much of that appearance, but in the alterations it has of late years undergone, under the direction of the present occupier, J. Wynne Eyton, Esq., much of its pristine stateliness has been exchanged for the more tasteful characteristics of modem embellishment. The splendid gates in front of the house have frequently been objects of admiration. Mr Yorke gives the following account of the respectable family to whom these two estates belong:—The Eyton's of Coed Llai, or Leeswood, have their source from Cynrig. They are represented in the Rev. H. W. Eyton (Thomas W. Eyton, junior's grandfather), vicar of Mold. His ancestors, Gruffydd ab Nicholas ab Decins, married Margaret, daughter of an old Bosworth soldier, John ab Ellis Eyton, who lies buried at Rhiwa- bon although her husband was descended from Bled- dvn ab Cvnfvn. and the father from Tudor Trevor, she .,¡ called all her children after the name of Eyton, and all her sons John in affection to him also. Tower, the residence of Thomas Wynne Eyton, Esq., the father of the young gentleman who this day attains his majority, is a venerable mansion, parily of ancient and partly of modern date, consisting of a tall embattled tower, ad- joining what seems to be a mansion house of the time of Queen Anne. History relates that in the middle of the 15th century, there resided at the tower a noted maurauder, of the name of Rainallt ap Gruffydd, who was continually at warfare with the citizens of Chester, and the mayor of the city is said upon one occasion to hive committed the robber to gaol; the mayor, however, ajon afterwards coming to Mold fair, Reniallt took him prisoner, and hung him to a staple in the ceiling of the principal room of the tower. The Eyton's of Hope Hall and Leeswood are de- scended from Kindrick Efell, Lord of Esglwyseg, and son of Madog, Lord of Oswestry, and their coat of arms bore gulls on a bend argent, lion passant, sable. The following is the pedigree Lord of Eglwyseg descended from Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, who was Prince of Powys in 1064, from whom descended Llewyllyn, Kynric, IJr- werth & Griffith, who married E-. a, daughter of Dafydd ap Gronon, who married the daughter of Jenkin ap lor- werth, of Marton. Dicus, only son, married Malli, daughter of Iorweith ap G wilym ap Grono, whose son Nicolas, married Morfydd, daughter of Ienan ap Rhys Gethin; Griffith, their son married Margaret, daughter of John ap Ellis Eyton. (The name of Eyton was as- sumed in compliment to this lady. John, their son married Jane, daughter of John Lloyd of Yale, and had issue of one son, who on the authority of Mr Richard Llwyd, of Chester, is said to have married a daughter of David Jones of Halkyn, these dying without issue, their heirship passes to a John Eyton, who married Susan, daughter of Thomas Puleston, of Lightwood Hall, issue John Eyton, who married Dorothy, daughter of William Herbert, of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, issue two sens, John the eldest, married Dorothy, daughter of Robert Davies, of Gwysanney, Mold, widow of George Hope, of Hope, who died without issue. His brother, Thomas Eyton, of Trimley Hall, Hope, succeeded, who married Eliza, daughter of Sir Thomas Powell, of Horseley Hall and Birkenhead. His son, Thomas Eyton, succeeded, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Davies, of Gwysanney and Llanerch, they had issue, three children, one of whom was John, the grand- father of the present squire of Leeswood. He was suc- ceeded by Hope Wynne Eyton, vicar of Mold, who left eight children, the eldest of whom is John Wynne Eyton, Esq., who now lives at Leeswood, he married Jane Lloyd, of Swan hill, Shropshire. They have no issue, and his brother, Thomas Wynne Eyton, in 1846, married Catherine, fourth daughter of Sir Hill Waring, of Over Peover, county Chester, baronet, and has issue Thomas Wynne Eyton, who was born on the 28th Oct., 1847, and John Hope Wynne, Robert W. Wynne, and Charles William Wynne. The event of celebrating the majority of this young gentleman has long and anxiously been looked for by the gentry and inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Mold. A public meeting was fixed for the day when the key stone of the new Savings Bank building was placed, a working committee was formed, and a handsome sum was raised, some one hundred pounds or more being ex- pended. THE DECORATIONS. I The town from the Bailey-hill to the end of Wrexham. street, was gaily decorated with triumphal arihes of ever- greens, festoons, flags, and banners of various hues and sizes. A large number of gas jets in front of the arches and several establishments in the town were put up, but the night was unfavourable, and the attempt at illumination proved a failure. The following is a list of the most prominent decorations, taken in rotation, commencing with :—Mr Jones, Pendre House, who ex- hibited a neat fltg Mr Robert Williams, Ty-ucha, ever- green decerations, with gas jet T.W.E" Mr Pownall, White Lion, flag At corner of Dolphin Inn, triumphal arch, with suspension circle light and mottoe Mr John Jones, grocer, flag; Mrs Williams, Brown Cow Inn, flag; William Bill, Italian warehouse, flag Mr H. J. Jones, the new banner of the Prince Llewelyn Court of Foresters, fixed across High-street, from Mr E. Roberts, saddler, to Mr H. Richards Mr H. Richards and Mr Oliver Jones, feestoon of evergreens, with lanterns sus- pended; Mr Owen, ironmonger, flag; Mr Jones, Fea- thers Inn, flag and banners Mr Dalton, Bank, banner Mr Edwards, refreshment rooms, banners; Mr Dodd, flag; Mr G. Bellis, flags; Mr Davies, painter, flags and banners Mr D. Powell, flag; Mrs Roberts, Griffin, flag; Messrs J. Edwards and J. W. Jones, flags, stars, and Prince of Wales Feather Mr B. Powell, flags, Eyton Arms, gas get, Prince of Wales feather; Mr Davies, Cambrian House, flags; Mr Brentnall and Mr J. H. Jones, flags and mottoes; Messrs Kelly, Keene and Roper, flag; Mr E. Roberts, butcher, flag; opposite King's Head, a neat arch, with stars and mottoes Mr Wiggan, King's Head, festoon, flags and banners Mr J. Lloyd Jones, flag; Mr Wheldon, flags; Mr Jones, Beehive, flags and banners; Mr Cain Parry, banners and mottoes; Mr Dean, Black Lion Hotel, flags and stars; Dr Williams, gas jet V.R'; Mr L. Everrett and Mr Roberts, flags Messrs Pring and Price, festoon, with mottoe Peace, plenty, and prosperity to the houses of Leeswood and Tower; Mr John Lloyd and Mr Henry Roberts, flags; Mr Harper, Star Inn, Con- federate flag, from Florida Mr Dykins, banners, ever- greens and mottoes; at the Cross, a treble arch, with Brunswick stars and mottoes; Mr W. Turner and Mr E. Williams, mottoes Mr G. Jones and Mr Lehmann, banners Mr Corbett, stars and feathers Mr Holaroft, Mr E. Rowland, Mr Brentnall; and Mr Roberts, but- cher, flags and mottoes. Nearly every cottage in Wrex- ham-street exhibited varieties of flags, and Mr Joseph Eaton, Mr Hughes, Leeswood Arms, and Mr John Davies, flags, and Mr Superintendent Thomas, the Union Jack, with mottoes beautifully illuminated at night. Several flags also floated in New-street, Chester- street, and other places, and opposite Mr E. Hopwood's there was a star. The gas fittings were under the diree, tion el Mr W. Dykilks. MUSIC. ) The bands of the 1st Flintshire Volunteers, lead by Mr Luther Jones, and the band of the Royal Flintshire Militia, lead by Mr John Jones, discoursed sweet music daring the day. The principal works in the neighbour- hood, and tradesmen in the town having given half-day holiday, there was a large number of people in the town. On the hill sides in the direction of Leeswood, there were roara of cannon at intervals during the day. TREATS TO THE POOR AND SCHOOL CHILDREN. A large nnmber of tickets were delivered to poor people of the valne of 23 6d each, the value of which they were to get in groceries, provisions, or drapery. THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS Were beautifully decorated for the occasion. The mottos, including the family one of Heb Dduw, heb (lilim-Duw a digon," bore marks of delicate and care- ful hands, and the tables were neatly laid out with a plentiful supply of beef, mutton, plum pudding, &c. The children numbered 400. Mr Thomas Wynne Eyton, jun accompanied by Mr John Wynne Eyton, Mrs Eyton (Tower), and other members of the family, visited the school, and the Rev. Jenkin Davies proposed the young gentleman's health, hoping that he would follow in the footsteps of his venerable uncle, and among other acts of kindness he hoped he would pay the school an occasional visit. In responding to the toast Mr Thomas Wynne Eyton, jun., exhorted the children to good actions, that they might grow up to be good men and women, and useful and valuable mem- bers of society, He hoped that before another memor- able event in his life should take place to meet them there again on occasions of treats similar to that which they then enjoyed. (Cheers.) THE BRITISH SCHOOLS. The schools were decorated with a cart load of holly and other evergreens. The gas pendants were loaded with them, and an immense wreath drooped across the centre of the room. The following mottos were also placed on the walls: I Long Live the House of Lees- wood," Long live the Prince and Princess," and a large flag containing a very large royal crown on the top of it, and V.R." at the bottom. This flag was used, strange to say, on the Queen's coronation day, thirty-one years sgi. The dinner for the children consisted cf two rounds of beef, four roast legs of mutton, and about a dozen plum puddings. About 170 boys and girls were pre- sent, and after the dinner was over (which lasted from 1-30 to 2-30) three times three cheers were given for T. W. Eyton, Esq., jun., and three for the waiters. Many of the children spent the afternoon in singing in the boys' room instead of going to the sports. THE SPORTS. Donkey races, amateur foot races, a wheelbarrow race, a three-legged race, and climbing a greasy pole, took place on the cricket field. The most exciting races were the galloway and pony races: The Mont Alto Stakes, for ponies not exceeding 13 hands high. Winner, < £ 5: second,.Zl. Mr Dean's First Attempt. I I r Mr Turner's Willie 2 Mr Roberts's Fireaway 3 I First Attempt had run in a race before, and Willie I was declared the winner. I The Leeswood Handicap Race, by Galloways, not exceed- i iner 14 hands 2 inches. Winners, X-5; second, .£1. Mr S. Povah's Pill Box P. Oliver 1 Major Roper's Apricot.D. Roper 2 Mr T. Owens's Danger .B. Taylor 3 Apricot was disqualified, having run inside one of the I posts. Danger then took the second stake. BANQUET AT THE BLACK LION HOTEL. I At half-past five o'clock a sumptuous banquet took place in the Assembly Room, Lion Hotel, the bill of fare consisting of the most varied and sumptuous de- licacies, the spread being in every way worthy of the catering reputation of Mr and Mrs Dean. The chair was occupied by Phylip Bryan Davies Cooke, Esq., of Gwysanney, the vice-presidents being J. Scott Bankes, Esq., Cxptain Phillips and Dr. Hughes. In addition to John Wynne Eyton, Esq., Thomas W. Eyton, Esq., Rev. C. W. Eyton, Miss Eyton, end Thos. Wynne Eyton, Esq., jun, the guest of the evening, the following among others took tickets, most of whom were present :—Sir Stephen R. Glynne, Bart, Rev. Jenkin Davies, Mr W. B. Buddicum, Captain Cooke, Rev. W. Jones, Rhydymwyn; Mr Wm Jones, Pendre Mr Cain Parry, Mr J. Williams Jones, Mr L. Hartley, Mr T. T. Kelly, Mr John Corbett, Mr George Griffiths, Ty-newydd; Dr. Williams, Mr Joel Williams, Mr Robt. Williams, Mr Charles Davison, Mr Henry Roberts, Mr Hayes, Mr George Bellis, Mr W. W. Shand, Mr James Davidson, Mr Ashton, Mr Roberts, Hill Farm; Mr John Allen, Mr William Davies, Rev. H. E. Heaton, Mr John Roberts, Well House Mr A. T. Keene, Mr George Trevor Roper, Mr John Lloyd, Mr Benjamin Powell, Mr William Pring, Mr Griffiths, New-street; Mr John Jenkins, Mr Hampton, Mr J. Lacey, Mr E. P. Jones, Mr W. Turner, Mr Whitehall Dod, Mr Dal- ton, Mr Bowdage, Mr Davies, painter; Mr C. B. Clough, Mr Richard Roberts, St. Asaph; Mr J. D. Williams, Caerwys; Mr Oliver Jones, Mr Weaver, Mr Watson, Mr Gregg, Mr Bate, Kelsterton; Mr Thomas Hughes, Wrexham-street; Major Roper, Mr D. Roper, Mr H. Hughes, Hendy; Mr R.^Roberts, butcher Mr R. Blackburn, Dr. E. Parry, Axton Mr Thomas Parry, Halkin; Lieutenant Napier, Mr Williams, ironmonger Rev. J. E. Jones, Mr Brentnall; Captain Matthias, Mr Webster, Mr J. S. E. Morris, Mr Griffiths, Stansty Mr David Jones, Mr E. J. Davies, Holywell; Mr Weaver, Chester, and Mr Watson. After the removal of the cloth, The President proposed The health of the Queen and the toast of the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the other members of the Royal family," and with reference to the latter sentiment observed that they, as Welshmen, could only wish that the Prince and Princess might, among their numerous engagements, find time enough to come and pay a visit to this country from which they first took their title. Beth toasts having been duly honoured, the President next proposed The Bishop and Clergy of the diocese, and ministers of other denominations," coupling with the toast the name of the worthy vicar. The Vicar responded, and said On several occasions we have rejoiced in Mold to have opportunities of shew- ing our regard and esteem for the various members of tne nouse 01 Leeswood, who have lived among us all their lives as friends and neighbours and never have we rejoiced more than on the present occasion, when we meet to celebrate the joyous event of the coming of age of the heir of that good old house. I can feel an especial interest in him, as I held him at the font of b iptism, and have watched his career from his infancy to manhood and from what I know of him I am con- vinced that he will continue the same course his father aad uncle have trod, and which he himself has already followed. Were he not present I should say something more about him about his courteous demeanour to all-about the fair hopes we all cherish of the future. I may, however, be permitted to say that he is as much respected in Oxford as he is here that his career in college has been most honourable; that he has passed at the earliest moment every examination due to him; and I trust that when he becomes a Bachelor of Arts ho may soon cease to be a bachelor in domestic matters, and may nnd a helpmeet suitable for him then, I trust, we shall have another celebration. Before sitting down, I beg to thank you all for the honour you have done the bishop and clergy of the diocese. We appreciate the compliment more highly as there are no firmer friends and greater benefactors of the church than the various members of the family of Wynne Eyton. Mr J. S. Bankes then rose, and said he was somewhat like Zaccheus of old rather short in stature, and as there was no tree for him to climb up, he would climb on Mr Dean's table. (Loud laughter in the midst of which Mr Bankes mounted the table.) The toast which had been entrusted to him was The Army, Navy, Militia, and Volunteers." He thought that at no h t that at no time the army had been held in higher estimation in this country than now. Some might think that after the years of peace a spirit of indolence would have come over the army, but witness the triumphant conquering of Magdala—look at the enduring patience and indomitable pluck our army had exhibited in over- coming every obstacle thrown in its way both by the enemy and nature itself. They were entitled to our admiration, because in the moment of victory they did not forget mercy—(applause)—not a life was needlessly sacrificed, not a drop of blood wantonly shed; and when the army came home its commander was raised to the title of a peer, and the non-commissioned officers and privates received the thanks of a grateful country, voted to them by the unanimous consent of both houses of parliament. The militia was the nursery of the army; many a clumsy fellow was brought from the plough and put into the militia, and by the wonderful aid of the drill-sergeant he became a fine fellow. Then having become smart, those young fellows tried the army they went to foreign parts, acquitted them- selves well, and came home the pride of their Country and let any young lady only be asked to share her weal or woe for life with any of them, and one was only too glad to do so. As to the volunteers, he believed if they were called into action they would do their duty. When he commanded the 1st Flintshire Volunteers they took two or three houses by storm—amongst others the hospitable house at Leeswood. They had no arms in their hands but knives and forks, and it was wonderful what execution they did amongst beef and mutton. (Laughter.) Mr Whitehall Dod responded for the army Capta^in Napier for the navy, Dr. Williams for the mHiS?' t m. T. Deau. for the volunteers. J Vice-President Dr. Hughes said the next toast on the list was entrusted to him, and he begged to propose The health of the Lord Lieutenant and the Magistrates of the county of Flint." He was sure the county should be greatly obliged to those gentlemen who under- took those duties. They were much indebted to the magistrates for the preservation of the peace of this country. That the magistrates of Flintshire had per- formed those duties well, no better argument or proof need be given than that for many years no appeal against any of their decisions has been successful. Mr J. S. Bankes responded. The Lord Lieutenant had desired him to say that he had a pressing engage- ment, otherwise he should have been there that night, as it WGuld have afforded him much pleasure to have been present to do honour to a house which so highly deserved it. On behalf of the magistrates he begged to return them his sincere thanks for the manner in which they had received the toast. That confidence was the only reward they looked for. He was aware that some of the magistrates talked about 11 justices' justice," but he believed England would rue the day when the power was taken from the magistrates and put into the hands of paid persons. He might mention what they could all do towards the repression of crime. In this town there were wealthy and influential tradesmen, and there were large numbers of poor people. Did they do any- thing for these poor people for their long winter even- ings ? Was there any plan for giving them some wholesome instruction as well as amusement ? Some of them would say that had been tried by the penny readings. The tradesmen did not support the penny readings, and therefore they could not be prosperous. I Let them put their shoulder to the wheel this winter, and by a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether see if something could not be done. They were all labourers in a certain sense, and had all a duty to do. Let them see whether they could do it. He firmly believed there was much to be done in the way of instruction. He had heard it said, Mr Bankes is always kicking up a row abcu, something." (Laughter.) Well, he said there was no reading-room; there was a reading-room in King-street, but that was not for the working classes. A man went in there and found people shunning him, and out he bolted. What they wanted was a jolly good room, a jolly good fire, and a little tobacco, and somebody to hold out their hand to the working classes. Then he believed with the working classes they might do anything. Let them try and do something for the physical as well as the moral condition of the working classes, and them they would do some- thing for the repression of crime, in which he was most materially interested. Mr Henry C. Raikes, the Conservative candidate for Chester, in a judicious and pleasant speech proposed The health of the Members of the county of Flint and Flintshire boroughs." He said it would be an ill day in this country if toasts like this were omitted at festivals like the present, for it would show that the people had become so bitter and acrimonious amongst themselves that they could not join in drinking the toast of their member, and would show that the position of a member of parliament had become so lowered in the eyes of the country as not to receive that respect which he (Mr Raikes) was happy to think our members at present enjoyed. (Applause.) He felt, therefore, whatever might be their own predilections on political matters, they would all join in drinking the health of Sir John Hanmer and Lord R. Grosvenor.-The loss, was cordially received. The president next rose and said: As the members for the county and borough are not here to-night to respond, I rise to propose the toast of the evening. I am sorry it has not fallen into better hands than mine, but as it has been your good pleasure to wish me to do it I have the greatest pleasure in complying. I say the greatest pleasure, because I feel that the house of Leeswood and my own can trace the same Welsh origin, and that we have for centuries lived together on the most friendly terms-a friendship which I hope for many generations may continue. (Applause.) We all ka w and respect the worthy and venerable head of that house, and we all respect the good mother of our young friend (Mr T. W. Eyton). This day must be one of great pleasure to them because they have lived to see their son attain man's estate, and they must La e additional happiness in remembering that they have so brought him up that at Eton and Oxford where he was known he was beloved. (Applause.) I cannot flatter a man before his face, and therefore I must beg leave to say that the position in whicii a man is born is but an accident, and it remains for that man to make himself worthy of that position. (Hear, hear.) There are many instances in history of those who were born into a high position reducing themselves and becoming degraded, and there are on the other hand many casps where men born in low estate-like Burns the poet and Gibson the sculptor have attained a world-wide rumour. We all feel confidence in our friend that he will leave in his generation footprints for good in the sands of time. (Loud applause.) The toast was drunk with great enthusiasm. Mr T. W. Eyton rose to respond, and was received with great cheering. He said: Mr president, vice- presidents, and gentlemen, if on rising on the present occasion to return thanks for the manner in which you have drunk my health, I do not adequately accomplish it, you must excuse me as it is the first time I find myself upon my legs before so large an assemblage as the present. I must confess that upon such occasions one's ideas are about to take to themselves wings and fly away. A very respected friend of mine said he would not expect more than half an hour's speech. Most gentlemen will be thankful when I tell them I am incapable of such an oratorical feat, and I must leave it to those gentlemen around:me who are more capable of performing it. Really all day long I have not known whether I stood upon my heels or my head. (Laughter.) On coming into Mold this morning, what between arches and decorations it really gave one the idea that I was the Abyssinian hero or something of that sort, instead of being an undeserving young man who has accomplished the stupendous feat of arriving at his 21st birth day. I am really grateful to you for the manner in which you have drunk my health and for the reception you have given me. I cannot but feel that I have done nothing at present to deserve these honours, and that it is to my family, to those who have preceded me, and to those at present holding the possession, that t I owe the very great compliments I have received. I hope in the few words I have said I have succeeded in conveying some faint idea of my thanks for the manner in which you have drunk my health and the reception I have met with this day. (Great applause.) Vice-president Dr. Hughes proposed the health of Mr and Mrs T. W. Eyton. Mr T. W. Eyton responded and thanked the company for the kind welcome they had given his son on the occasion of his coming of age. The family had lived amongst them for many generations, and he would never forget the scenes he had witnessed that day which were so gratifying to them all. He hoped his son would never forget that this was his own, his native land, and he was sure after this generation had passed away his son would follow the example of his uncle (a voice: "And his father," applause.) And live amongst them a comfort and blessing to the poor. (Applause.) Vice-president Capt. Philips proposed the health of Mr W. Eyton," whom he described as the Squire of Leeswoo(l, "-(applause) -which was duly responded to by Mr W. Eyton. The Health of the President" was proposed by Mr T. W. Eyton, junr., and duly honoured. ihe President in responding, referred to the remarks of Mr Bankes about entertainment and instruction, and said the day was not far distant when everybody in England would be thoroughly well educated. He feared we did not hold that position in the world which we ought. He had been told that Prussia and other coun- tries excelled us in education. He hoped that would be rectified, and he thought when that was done it would tend to lessen strikes and disagreements between mas- ters and their servants, because they would then better understand each other. The toasts of 1* the Vice President," the Secretary, and the Committees and Sab-committees ef Manage- ment, with thanks to them for their services," the Rev. Charles W. Eyton," having been duly honoured, Capt. Cooke proposed the « Town and Trade of :~old, which was responded to by Mr Jones, iron- monger. T^6!JriCltUral 311(1 MininS Interest" was pro- 1T ir Bankes, and responded to by Mr Joel Williams. The Chairman proposed the Health of Mr Raikes, 11 who responded. The Ladies" was proposed by Mr T. W. Eyton, junr., the Rev. Mr James responding. The Press, and the Host and Hostess were also pro- JNIIY 2 ^°° ^,ND the company broke up at an early hour. I t AT THE KING'S HEAD INN. I A A ,-L I ?uu BII o CIOCK a company of some seventy nmnn, ?emb? lea ? at Mrs Wiggan's, the King's Head Inn where a very excellent ?erwas placed on tasteful !taaid clotthhs?. The room was also tastefully decorateld with evergreens and rosettes, the Leeswood family arm and motto, Heb Dduw, heb ddim-Duw a difot n forming prominent features in the decorations. ? is but just to state that the repast was in every way worthy Head C gained by the hostess of th?n? of fbl v f all that could be desired, the Scommffoorrt t of the guests being well and punctually attended to. ? In ? the absence of Mr John Jones who was A absent, the chair was taken byMrAJ TWM ?16 vice-chair by Mr James Hughes Jones. Th& foNowmg among others were present Dr Davies, Messrs. J. Pryor, Higgins, Westbrooke, J. Andrews (builder), Edward Rowland, Edward Lloyd (plumber), W. Dykins, W. Evans (chemist), R. W. Jones (auctioneer), Williams (Dolfechles), Dod, Jonathan Hughes, E. Hamblin, D. Williams (Broncoed), Isaac Aydon, W. Williams (mason), Taylor (Caia), D. Powell, E. Wheldon, D. Davies (Roper's Arms), Edwards (carrier), &c., &c. The cloth having been removed, the President pro- posed in succession the Queen," "Prince and Prince88 of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family," with the other loyal toasts. God Bless the Prince of Wales" was played by the band, which was followed by the song, Help one Another," by a member of the band. The President said, in introducing the toast of the evening he regretted the absence of the president, Mr Jones, who would have done it more justice than he (Mr Brereton) could do. Bnt as he had been so sud- denly called upon to occupy that position, he would do the best he could under the circumstances. He was not able to speak of the merits of the young gentleman whom they had assembled to do honour to, as he was not acquainted with him. The family with whom that young gentleman was connected was no ordinary family, and therefore in that respect he was no ordinary in- dividual. He (the president) hoped he would be found to merit the hitfh respect in which the family of Lees- wood were held by them, and that he would see many years to enjoy the possession he was entitled to. He also hoped that before many years they would have the pleasure to meet again in that room to celebrate the yomg gentleman's wedding—that he would soon meet with a family equal in position and other respects to himself, and then again an interesting event generally followed a marriage, that, however, did not mean the celebration of a coming of age, but that of a birth. (Laughter.) He (the president) was getting old, still he hoped to live to see the day when he could join in celebrating the majority of another heir of Leeswood. (Cheers.) He bad much pleasure in proposing the health of Thomas Wynne Eyton, Esq., jun., which he trusted they would drink in a full bumper. (Drank with three times and musical honours. Song by Mr Henry Jones Sweet Mountain Rose." The health of Mr and Mrs Thomas Eyton, of Tower, was next honoured, which was proposed by the chairman. Mr Pryor then proposed the health of the Presi- dent," whom he spoke of in eulogistic tarms, which wag followed by a song by Dr. Davies, Mrs Jones's Musical party." The Chairman having acknowledged the toast, Mr Edward Lloyd (plumber) proposed the health of John Wynne Eyton, Esq." who was one of the good old sort," and he hoped the young gentleman whom they honoured would merit the same respect as the old gentleman. March of the Men of Harlech," by the band. The health of "the Vice-President" having been pro- posed and responded to, a song by Mr Henry Jones God bless our Sailor Prince," suceeeded, and the Chairman then gave the Town and Trade of Mold," coupling with it the name of Mr John Pryor, who, in responding, said that as a rule, the tradesmen of Mold had confidence in one another, and that it was generally admitted by commercial gentlemen, that if they took orders in Mold they were satisfied that they would be paid. The Agricultural Interest," proposed by Mr Poyser, was responded to Mr Hargreaves, and several other toasts were honoured, including the healths of Mr Higginson, Mr Westbrooke, Mr J. Scott Bankes, and thanks to him for his exertions with the races and sports. The company broke up about half-past nine o'clock. OTHER AMUSEMENTS. Later on in the evening a crowd of persons assembled on the Bailey Hill, many of whom danced to the strains of the Volunteer band. Others visited the gipsey tents for a dance with the dark eyed Eyptians and to be told their destinies in the world. In commeration of the event a very handsome arch, with appropriate mottos, was erected under the superin- tendence of Mrs E. Price, housekeeper, over the en- trance gate in front of Bryn-yr-haul, the residence of Miss Eyton. The school children of Leeswood National School were regaled on Wednesday with a substantional dinner and a similar treat was enjoyed by the scholars of Gwernafield School on Thursday. THE POETS ON THE OCCASION. Awake, my muse, 'midst customs old Assume thy strain of song When honour, feast, and age combine, Thy notes of mirth prolong. All hail to thee of Cambria's race! Branch of ancestral blood Renowned amongst us for good deeds, And for great names as good. To-day we rank thee among men Cease then thy boyish fun To-day we celebrate thy birth, And crown thee twenty-one. Yet may thy course be of one stamp: In future act the man- A hero bold in actions brave, Thy course before thee plan. Innocence guard with shield of love; Avoid the cannon's roar, But never fear, thy sword unsheath When foes approach our shore. Let patriots' feelings guide thy heart; Remove not landmarks old; Thy country's institutions guard Corrupt not men with gold. O steer thy course 'midst party strife, Ambition not thy aim. Redress the wrong, support the right, Amongst thy nation's claim. Be thou for peace and not for war, Should England pay thee court; But if true peace, on steadfast grounds Old England's arms support. Remain not blindfold at the helm, Thy right hand guide the latch; On both sides look, before thee scan Astern, from pirates, watch. May every blessing fill thy cup, That joy thy bosom give, A help-mate worthy of thy hand, To teach thee how to live. Love thine own country with thy life As Tower that storms have stood, In all thy actions, young or old, Uphold the fame of Leeswood. Ar y Don Glan lleddtvdod Mwyn." _.3- aunwn ar ganlaa. mwyn melus a mad, Cyduned a seinied holl glychau ein gwlad, A chaned yn llafar fwyn adar y coed Eu mawl i'r aer ieuangc sy'n dyfod i'w oed Un mlynedd ar hugain, deallwch i gyd, I heddyw y ganwyd y gwr hwn i'r byd; Bydd cof am y diwrnod tra hynod o hyd. Byrdwn. Mae'n fruint i Duwysog mawr enwog ei fri Gael dangos dymuniad ar ganiad yn ffri, Hir oes ar y ddaear i'n "Young Squire" ni. Boed yr Etifedd'aeth yn fendith ddidrai I landeg Etifedd, anrhydedd Coedllai, Ac hefyd yn fendith i'r hen Wyddgrug dre'; Fel scren wen siriol ddisglaeriol bo fe, Yn gwasgar goleuni, daioni yn Ilon Da rasol Foneddwr a fydd o ger bron Holl werin a bonedd yr ardal fwyn hon. M,ie'n fraint, &c. 0 bydded magnelau goroau Sir Fflint, Oil heddyw mewn gorehwyl yn rhuo trwy'r gwyu t, Fel twrw taranau, mewn dyffryn a dol, 0 bareh i'r Boneddwr sef Aer Leeswood Hall. Aer hynod, godidog, cyffoethog yw ef, Yn siriol cydunwn a chodwj ein lief, Ar ben y gwr tirion boed bendith y nef." Mae'n fraint, &c. I PRIXCE POST PRTDAIN.
EXPLOSION IN LIVERPOOL.—A fatal explosion, the cause of which is not clearly explained, took place on Tuesday at a fireworks shop in Liverpool. Some of the explosive articles, with which the premises were stocked, are supposed to have become accidentally ignited and the fire being communicated to other articles, a series of explosions occurred, and in a few moments the shop was in a blaze. The owner and his assistants fortun- ately escaped without injury, bui a young man who entered to make a purchase, just as the accident occurred, was burnt to death. The Marquis of Salisbury was at Manchester on Tuesday, to receive addresses from the Man- chester Chamber of Commerce, the Cotton Supply As- sociation, and the Cotton Spinners' Association. The marquis, in his reply to these addresses, alluded to the fact that Manchester was almost the only constituency which, in the midst of the turmoil of a general election, had thought India, a nation containing 180.000,000 of her Majesty's subjects, worth a passing recognition. He made some suggestions with regard to the proposals for developing the commercial resources of the Indian Empire, and for obtaining from that country an im- proved supply of cotton. At night his lordship was en- tertained at a dinner given by the Chamber of Com- merce and the Cotton Supply Association. Pr'n at the Advertiser and G???: F?tMM EstHabl,i. s^ hment Advertiser Office, Mark.* Square, ????6?7-? ?Mi?n ? the County of Denbigh; and Published on Fridays and Saturdays at the above Offices, and also at the Establishment of Messrs Pring and Price, High Street, Mold, in the County of Flint; at the shop of Mr. Erasmus Edwards, Corwen, in the County of Merioneth; at Mr. C. G. Bayley's, The Cross, Oswestry, in the County of Salop; and at the Establish- ment of Mr. F. P. Evans, Foregate street, Chester. in the County of Cheshire; by SELINA BAYLEY, No. 8, Kmg-8treet, Wrexham aforesaid; CHARLES GEORG. BAYLEY, The Cross, Oswestry, aforesaid and GEOBG. BRADL;gy, Grove Park, Wrexham, aforesaid. October 31st, 1868.
DISTRICT NEWS. The Wellington Journal states that Mr Whitmore, She Conservative candidate for Bridgnorth, has sent his sjgitrait to every elector of the borough. A Liverpool morning and evening paper, called the "JDawn and Sunset, about the size of Le Petit Journal, and sold for one half-penny, after an existence of alout -six months, ceased publication on Saturday last. BURIED 4LIVE.—The bodies of the two men, Edward Thomas and Richard Roberts, of Denbigh, who were Jiaried in the sand whilst sinking a well at Plas-Ashpool .1H!ar Caerwys, were found, Thomas on Saturda, and soberts on Monday. It is probable that death took place instantly, having been smothered by the sand. An Inquest was held on Monlav afternoon, before Peter oParry, Esq., coroner, when a verdict of accidental death tras returned. RHOS.—NARROW ESCAPE.—On Saturday evening last as a working comer was coming away from a public house a cart, rapidly driven, caught his coat, and he fell just behind the cart or trap, which did not stop. R5.1rJ the streets been lighted as they are elsewhere where gas is in a town such a circumstance would scanty have occurred. Great annoyance is felt on Sunday evenings when coming out of the bright light of the places of worship, auci much confusion is caused iy the want of gas MciiiiER AT LIVERPOOL—Two workingmen, Edward Pmiovau and Junes B^thw iit-\ were passing along London R. as Liverpool, 011 Tuesday night, when Bra'tliwaite became exasperared by a passer-by rudely oushin.; against him, and by Douovan laughing at him. A few angry words ensued, but they became friendly again, and proceeded to the house of a man named Cor- bet in Tiiurtoil-street, where Bnithwaite suddenly and without provocation drew a knife and plunged it into he '«! (asr of Donovan, who shortly afterwards. Braitinvaite was immediately apprehended. A WELSH NAME.—The following appears in the Family Herald of last week A claim was made "before one of the Liverpool revising barristers on the part of John Pritcharil, whose qualification consisted uf freehold houses in Howe-street, and whose residence •was described as Rhosllauerchrugog, near Ruabon." Mr France (to the friend who appeared for Mr Prit- chard) You say that Mr Pritehard lives at—you know the place. The Applicant: Where ? Mr France Oh I can't pronounce it, and I must leave it to Mr Leader. Vr Leader: Docs he live at Hose- You know Yes. he lives there. -17/- where I mean? Applicant: Y-s, he lives there. Jlr Leader: Well, we must accept that, for I can't for the life of me pronounce the word. It is sufficient to choke one. BANT-OI!.—PF.NNY READINGS.—A public meeting of the inhabitants of Banizor and its neighbourhood was held in the Infants' Schoolroom on Wednesday last, for the purpose of making the necessary arrange- ments for carrying out a stconl series < f p. n y readings during the ensuing winter months. The following gentlemen were elected on the committee :-The Rev. G H. McGill, Messrs. Kidd, T. G. Eyton, Ambrose Sutton, Luke Vickers, T. >1. Snaw, David Davies, Ben^unin Bithell, Joseph Forrester, Chapin McGill, and diehard Bickerton. The Kev. H. McGill was elected chairman of the committee and treasurer; Mr T. M Shaw and Mr Clmpin McGill are the hon. sec- retaries. It was decided that the firs readings should he iiehlon Saturday, 7th prox.,anl they will be continued on alternate Saturdays during the season. The rate ( f admission will be 3d. and 1,1. An excellent programme is in ynepara'ion, so a go ,11 treat may he expected. TnE ABERGELE ACCIDIN:—Arthur Thompson, the driv; r of the Irish mail train which met with the acci- dent at Abergele, has died fit Stafford, from 'he injuries lie received In jumping off his engine. He leaves a ■widow and five children. At the adjourned inquest held on his body last week, the jury returned a verdict That the deceased, Arthur Thompson, died from ul aeration of the bowels, and that his death was greatly acceh rated by injuries received and shock sustained to his system by the accident which occurred to the Irish mail at Abergele on August 20ch, 18G8."—The Mar- quess of Westminister has -subscribed £20, and the Marchioness of Westminster £10, towards the fund now jieing raised for the widows and families of Thompson, the driver, and Hulme, the staler, of the Irish Mail at the time of the sad accident. The honorary secretary to the fund is the Rev. W. Kendall, Vicar of St. Thomas's Church, CI>stle Town. Stafford. LIHBRAL INTIMIDATION IN WALES.—The following letter appeared in the Daily New*:—Sir, the Conserva- tive press, London and provincial, has been creating Capital out of A Caution to dissenters, which originally appeared in the Dyild, a Welsh paper, pub- lished in this town. The Caution" professes to emanate from the Welsh Liberal Association of Liver- pool, and states that a B--»k of Remembrance" will be kept, in which the names of every dissenter will be recovded who votes against the Liberal candidates in Wales, and that the offenders will be excommunicated, or something to this effect. The association referred to lias repudiated the document, which was issued without any signature and, as far as I can learn, the Camion" anpean-d in the advertising columns of the Djiud with- out anv authority. I may remark that no one knows of any "Book of Remembrance" amongst the Liberal party of this county, and the" Ca uriou" has not ap- peared in any other paper.1 the leading Liberals repudiate any such threat as the Cution" contains, and the general impression is that it is the effusion cither of some excessively foolish friend or not over- scrupulous enemy.—I am, ifcc., ASKEW ROBERTS, Dol- geliy, Oct. 20. MISHAP TO A MAIL TRAIN ox THE CAMBRIAN RAIL- WAY. On Monday morning, as the mail train leaving Shrewsbury for Aberystwith at 3.30 IV?" travelling at a rapid rate between Hanwoo I and YLtddeton, one of the coupling chains broke, and the latter portion of the train, consisting of a post-office van, a com- posite carriage, and the guard's van, was left behind uf. m the rails. As the tra'n dos s not stop between Sh.ewsbury and Welshpool, the eugine and the other cm iifes went on some 7 or S miles before the loss of thi: latter half of the train was discovered and the night lleiug dark, the engine had to return almost at a walking pace to avoid running into the carriages left behind. Upwards of an hour elapsed before the return of the en- gine, and i 1 the meanwhile the inmates of the separated carriages, dreading alike a co lision from before and be- hind, adjoun- dto the adjoining railway embankment. The night was aold and damp, and consequently any- ihiii" but suitable for a nocturnal pi --nic but this in- convenience, a; I that of an hour's delay, are, happily, all that the pas ;engers have to complain of. SUDDEN DEATH OF A LIVERPOOL TRADESMAN.—It is with regret we have to record the decease of a well- known and much esteemed tra-l^siiian of Liverpool, Mr Joseph Smith, statuary and marble mason, Colquitt- street. It appears that the decea-ed, who was a man of active business habits, attended at his works as nsu tl on Monday morning at six clo He was engaged more or less in busine-s pursuit.; til the afternoon, when. while passing down Jordan-s he became suddenly indisposed. The symptoms were such as decided him at once to seek medical hid, and he proceeded in a cab direct to his medical attendant, Dr Gill. That gentle- man being from home, Mr Smith went to Dr Dawson, jii Rudney-street, where he received temporary medical aid. At this time, however, the Joce ist d was in such a condition that Dr Dawson deemed it alvi.-abi to convey him immediately to his own residence, in Sandon-ter- race, where on arrival he was found to be in a state of insensibility. All the appliances of medical art were re- sorted to, but without effect; the deceased sank gradu- ally, and died about eleven o'clock the same evening. It is understood that the cause of death was apoplexy. The deceased was largely engaged in the branch of busi- ness which he had so successfully carried on for a num- ber of years. He was well known not only in Liverpool, but throughout the county, and in this district, and from his kind, genial, and social disposition had secured the esteem and respect of a large circle of friends. The de- ceased was in the 49th year of his age. TIIE SHOCKING OUTRAGE IX SHROPSHIRE.—At the Wellington police court, on Si ur-lay, Andrew Peskin, in custody on a charge of being conccrned in the out- rage near Dawley, which resulted in the death of the o I I unfortunate woman Mary Taylor, was again brought Tip, and was now charged with an aggravated assault and attempt to commit a rape. The material evidence against the prisoner was that of a woman named Eliza Evans, whose statement was to the following effect :— On the night of the 10th of October I was going from Dawley to my house. It was about twenty minutes past eleven o'clock. I saw deceased lying on the side of the road near the tunnel. There were about twenty persons round her. I live about 200 yards from where deceased was and about one o'clock in the morning I heard a woman screaming. I ra.n out of the house, and found deceased lying on the opposite side of the road, struggling with the pri-owr. (Witness here described what she saw, but, it is unfit for publica- tIon) She continued—I and a man named Hitchen, drae »ed him away, and he exclaimed What the h- are you doing," and laughed. Deceased said there was something the matter with her aukle, and we found it broken and the bone sticking oui. We con- veyed her to Hitchen's house. The evidence of the police was taken, and Police-constable Moran deposed at..when he apprehended the pr'scmer, the same mormnO' his t morning, Lis trousers were very dirty, and there was 00 upon hIS k I D blood upon hia knees. Mr Davies, surgeon, said he was ca e m. to dee d was caUed.R to ceased, and found her 8uff ring from & compo?d d??tion and fracture of the M.kte, and a common dislocation nl racture of the flJlkle, and a n'I.tted the nrisoner to g leI fshollder. The bench £ 11.0 or IJlX months.