WREXHAM BOARD OF GUARDIANS, ] THUESDAY, April 22. I Present Cant. G ;ffith, Mr. A. Peel, Mr. b. I. Baugb, the new. R. 0 Burton, Messrs. C. W. Parana-, A. Sut",r, J Darnel, Robert Jones, E. T. Williams. J. Br. e, J. Barton, E. B. Samuel, Har,)Id L,,Is, Evan Hughes, J. K. Birch, G. E. Woo<>for i. J Al. Joucls, Gamer Roberts, Maurice Tltiahe- G Bra: ley, B. S. Roberts, Elward Rowland, J. H. B nuion, D. Rasbotham, John Matp, Charles B.duiont, William Williams (Rua- bon). P¿t.r\Vri.,t, ana Joan Jones (Tiireapwood); H. W. M r J H. Foulkes, E. Evans, Hamp den Whalley. ex ojjicio. This was h lira*. mee ing of thenew Board. RE ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VIC- I CHAIKMAN. Mr. J. )1:. in proposing the re-election of Capt. Griffi ii, Miid that at that Bo.rd the office of chairman WAS DO sinecure, and it was necessary that the gentleman who filled it shouid be in a position to e.n mawi hi, time sufficiently to enable him to devote a c oiSMlt ruble part of it to the study of Lh-, qu"s:ioiis .v'nirh came before the Bjard, and of the laws beaming upon 'hose questions. Those who had tat at lliat Board knew how admir ably Capt. G iffith had filled the office and tlitr courtesy and 'urbci'i'i'fCti with which he had con- ducted the proceedings bad been such as to gain the approval of all the members. (Hear, hear.) Mr. George Bradlev had great pleasure in ecoldt- ing the prop .-si; ion. He had sat at that Board dur- ing tLe pieceJing twelve mon hs, and bis experi- ence wa- t at iioonc cou dhave been more courteous and agrceab'"i -o the guardians than Capt. Griffith had been. Wiieii the la'e Capt. Panton was chair man, the humblest guardian was regarded in la same light as an e:Cor'.lii.ci') guardian, and the same fairness a)i 1 ;q bad characterised the way in •which Capt,. G: Iffi-h had performed the duties ot his office. (Hear, hear.) During the preceding twelve moL'.hs one or two complaints had been made as to lie manner in which the business o: the BjarJ had >;>en con iucted; and the most em- phatic contrridic'I-m that could be given to the statement that tht chairman had acted arbitrarily was for the memU-rs to re-elect him unanimously. (Applause ) t The niuuou was carried nem. con., as likewise was a vote of t", ub (proposed by Mr. Rasbot- ham, and et-co:ide i by Mr. J. Burton) to Capt. Griffith Tor his ctl:i-iiiet in the chair in the past. Capt. GiliS h I have to thank you for le-elect- ing me as the chairman of this Board. Your doing so is » proof that you still place confidence i.n M." alti I vviii try to merit that confidence by eudeavoiuhig to do my duty towards you. I do not wi=u to detain the Board with any long re- marks, but ;t ha* been customary to make a few observations at the beginning of the year; and, therefore, I will claim yonr indulgence for two or three minuter. I may mention that th9 last printed statement of the expenditure of this Union does not .o beyond last, Michaelmas, but I noticed that there was a decrease in the out-door relief of £:]10, a- ccmt;ared with the amount spent in the corresponding half of the preceding year. I think that is a iac" worth consideration, for although it may be said that it has been owing to the prosperity f the country-that the goi-d wages that have ub!ained, and the abundance of work, may account for this diminution of out door re'ief- vel I tbink we are greitt ly indebted to those gentlemen who attend this Board early and go carefully through the lists and I am sanguine enough to think that if even more attention were paid to the revitalises there might be a still larger reduction. It is must important that every guar. dian should know the cases which exist in bis township, find I think if each guardian would be at the trouble of making a list, or getting a li"t from the reiievir.g-officer, of the persons receiving relief in his township, and asking the relieving of- ficer to give him notice when such cases wouid be brought before fctie Board, the effect would beverj appreciable it the guardian also made a point 01 attending t.) nae that justice was done. I hope I shall not give offence when I say that I think it rather unfortunate that the guardians of the im. portant parish of iluabonare f leeted by the parish as a whole. I tbink it would be far better if the parish WPle divided into di,tricts aBd a guardian elected for each, because we know the old raying that what is evert body's business is nobody's busi- ness. We have an immense number of cases from Ivua'oon, WHICH is a IJOSS important district, and very oitun we find that none of the Ruabon guar- I' dians are pre.-eat, or that those who are here are not acquaint; d w:th the cases. I am far from wishing to cast any reflections upon the gentlemen who ivpre-f-n ed tb;.t eisrnct on the Bjard, because We had on the Bo^rd last year gentlemen who I ) am sorry are not on this Board, but who used to ( attend tolerably regularly, although their private business was !ICU as to make it difficult for them to do so. But there is an immense -.mi,uut of pau- j perism in that populous district, and I venture to I sspress a hope that those gentlemen who have been recently clectul will endeavour to h,ctve Rua. bon bet>r repre nted here than it has been of | late. I think v mo-t important that they should ) assist us with rhtir local knowle ge, for I some- time? my&t.lt h .-73 had to go turough a st, ln ot 60 ,r. or bu case- x<-<;m tiuabon, wben perhaps no one from that distri"t was present to assist with his local knowledge. Although the relieving offL-ers may do their best, vet in a large district like that, of Ruabon they cannot be expected to b- ac- quainted with the cii cum^tauces of each individual. Tle population oi this uuiou is very nearly 50.000, and including as it does centres of mining indus- try, it is important that all ca-es of out-doo; r, liej should be thoroughly wtll looked into. There are many other things now under the control of the Board of Guardian- which I am not goiiig to refer to, but I think iLl! sanitary work of the Board de- serves mention. The Board of Guardians is the rural sanitary authority. So far we have ae ed through t. committee appointed uuder the Public Health Act of 1872, ano I hope ibe Board will fol- low the same c-.ur.-e this year, because I thiuk &i-.t it wuuid be impossible with an unwieldy j Bo'id, consisting ot 4j niembers in addition to ex ujlcio members, to eonduct the bu-ieess of the sanitary authority. Hwwuver, as we are at this moment the sanit 1'7 authori'y, not having yet ap- pointed a clm ,.itr it will not be out of place to l mention wh-1 has heeu done. Those g> ntiemen who have acted on that committee will c -E- .,Arai me whtn I av that the more we have gone into q.i,.s-,ions, and the more w Lave done, the mute Wt find there is to do, and 'ne more ne aie struck with the great difficulty of carrying o .t matters which require pr^ssin^ j attention. We have already re- i olvel co execute i;r.:c works at Riios. CeflJ, and Rhosymedre. ard |i'an.-» are in progress tor the i drainage of the vilCijj.; ot Ruabon. Bu, we aiv continually receiving r-n .rt s from our inspector of nuisances thut large di-tricts about Brymbo, C' d H Coedpceth, Holt, ;ia.-} otimr places require treat- I ment. However, I tiiuiii it would be impossible for us to du all hose t uia,,s at once. Tnis sani I vary tupeiwis on i- a new mature to the country, and I tuiek that toe people require to a oertaia j extent to be educed i understand it and the result would ccrtamly be failure if the Sanitary AuTliur. y of tnis or any other unioa pressed matters too far. We have to horro-v a ¡ amount of money to carry out these works, and I shiinji trom luudine t^e unien into so immense a debt as woulri 0e incurred if executeii all the wor.'t,s that ai-e iiuiz, !la4e,-y wanted. I think we DiUfft pioceed by degrees — (hear, hear) ;—anu whilst liuthonsKjg "U¡ inspector so far as possible I to compel p: o, ny to reaieuy existin,; j nuisances, by d r.«» to execute a system ot sewerage for tuese i,.rg, and POIJIlh"lS di"tricts. I j happened to see yesterday in the Times a le;uiin« article on the I:ill l whien Mr Sclater BootU hal introduced into tl).- Hjuse of Commons for con- soliditing the sui It'.ry laws, a b,.il which I hope! will do some good by giving us one int(.-llis;itjii; r auitary law, ms-eaii of oar having, as at pr';r::Jt, tc pik ùut ￼ tc pick out our powers from a number of A(;I?, Ol raiMament. i.;e 'limes talis ioul of seine observation- made by a. member of tie House of Commons, Coionel Barttelot, who had protested against the propn.-itn.-n which had buen m ude that the medical ofSccrs of health in the different districts should Vie supervised by meaical ill- j epectors. He thought the local authorities might in a gieat mea-ui be left to themselves. Gener- &lly speaking thiy had good officers of health, and in urgent cases they vouid appeal to the central authority. I was much struck with the following remarks made by the limes: To leave local authorities to appeal when they recognise a difficulty is to iu vitu a recurrence of such tragedies as that lately enacted at Over Darwen. Local, authorities do not recognise a difficulty ubtil some epidemic has created a public scandal." I think that is going too far; I do not think they had a right to that. What is written in the leading columns ot the Times carries great weight in the country, rind having acted on a sanitary authority, I feel inclined to contradict that state- ment. I do not tnink we have waited for any public scandal here before deal- ing With any »;.i £ nilc-y, — (bear, hear) and I must ,,ro e. .iinst any scljpHie of over- centralisation. I).t of the gieat points in the j?yv"mm«-nt o' t l- c,nintry has been that a good deal has been entrusted to local authority, and in uiost cases-of course there have been exceptions -tilt-,v have earned out their powers in a con- scientious and proper manner. By centralisation you destroy the interest of the people on the spot in the matters which they have to superintend; and if we had a number of medical inspectors over-nditig our local medical officers, we should flad the latter saying, Well, this matter is en- tirely taken out of our hands; let them do it they choose. Aud we should simply have to uc1: aecurumg to a c, rta-iii number o; theories pro- pounded by gentlemen who came to us from Downing-street. We have only to look to France and some other countries abroad to see the cons? quences of over-centralisation. There is Ilot a I "?gte mdepen.iem local authority to be found -a Frce. and all "be local officials are entirely under the control of the central authority in Paris. I hope the day is far distant when each a state of things will arise in this country. I believe we are quite competent to manage our own affairs. Of course, let there be a central authority to inter- fere in case of default; but so long as we behave ourselves properly I think we may claim to be left a oue, to a certain extent at all events. (Hear, hear.) I will not refer to anything further with the exception of the new Assessment Act. I hope we shall have a good Assessment Committee this year, because a great deal of business will have to be done with respect to the assessment of woods and the rights of game, in accordance with the new Act now to be put in operation. (Applause.) Mr Sutton proposed, and Mr Birch seconded, that Mr Peel be re-elected vice-chairman. Mr Edward Rowland proposed, and Mr E. Evans seconded, that Mr Baugh should also be re- elected vice-chairman. Tiic motions haviug been carried, Mr Baugh intimated that in all points of precedence he should give way to Mr Peel. (Ap- Iau e.) Mr Peel, in returning thanks, said he concurred in the remarks of the chairman, that if more at- tention were paid to the relief cases they would gain to a still greater extent. He thought they did not test to a sufficient extent the destitution by offering the house" in more cases. The mem- oers should remember that they were spending the money of the ratepayers, and they must not ap- peal to their own feelings of generosity, but re- collect that they were trustees of the ratepayers. Mr Baugh tbanked the Board for having re- elected him, and said he would endeavour to de- serve and increase the cenfidence they had placed in him. COMMITTEES. The committees were lormed as follows Comiiilttce.— Captain Griffith, Mr T. P. Jones-Parry. Mr Kiiz-Hugh, Mr J. H. Foulkes, Mr Baugh, Mr lowland, Mr Rasbotham, Mr Beale, Mr Sutton, Mr Maurice Hughes, Mr Uomer Roberts, and Mr John Burton. Fitiancc Co.ithrittee.—Messrs A. W. Edwards, Beale, Woodford, White, Bradley, Rowland, Birch, and J. 1 M.Jones. Visitiny Committee.—Messrs Bradley, Barker, White, Le- s. Edward Evans, J. M. Jones, Bennion, Sutton, Beale, and A. W. Edwitrds. Boardiny-out Q'imimttee.—Messrs Barker, White, Bradley, Kasbotliam, Beale, Maurice Hughes, Ben- nion, William Williams (Ruabon), Wiight, E. T. Williams (BrvuiLo), Daniel, and the Rev. R. O. Burton. Farming Committee.—Messrs Robert Jones, Sutton, Parsonage, Bircil, Bennion, Evan Hughes, and Samuel. The Sanitary Committee will be formed next I Thursday. THE RETIREMENT OF MR. LESTER. A letter was r,ad trom Mr Lester in aeknowledg. ment of the vete of thanks passed at the last B ;ard,-It was stated that it was the intention of Mr Lsster to give a treat to the out-door poor of Bersham, and the Board granted permission to the ui.ion drum and fife band to take part in the proceedins. YPCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. I Letters were read from Mr Lewis, relieving- officer, and from the porter, each making a com- plaint against the other with reference to what. touk place on the 16th ef April. Mr Lewis and the Durer were called into the room.—Mr Lewis said he had been sent for to the Golden Lion Vaults, where a man was suffering from delirium tremens. Dr. Davies stated that he was not fit to be left alone, and he and Relieving-officer Phtnnah took him to the workhouse. They called up the- porter, who grumbled at being aroused at so late an hour (11 45 p m.) The porter went to see the m istc-r, and he (Mr Lewis) presumed to obtain as sistance. He was absent a quarter of an hour, but did not reiurn with any one. He continued to grumble, and was very uncivil. He (Mr Lewis) then went away, and left the man in charge of the p)rter.-The Porter said he had told the relieving officer that the man could not have arrived at the condition he was then in suddenly, and he had told him that it was somewhat curious that some one had not seen to it at an earlier hour.—The Chair- man You had no right to say that. That ques- tion rest3 with the relieving officer of the Board. It is not a part of your duty to judge at what time a man shall be brought in. The Chairman also observed that the relieving officer should not have le.t a man who was insane with the porter without anyone to assist him.—It was the feeling of the Baard that each one had been in the wrong, and i-t garding it in the light of a mere ebullition of temper on each side, the matter was allowed to drop. STATE OF THE HOUSE. I The M-liter reported that there were 207 in- mates in tue house, against 220 last year, and 205 last week aud during the week 29 vagrants had been relieved.
THE PROPOSED REDUCTION OF COLLIERS' WAGES IN NORTH WALES. | MEETING AT COEDPOETH. As we s'ated last week, two of the men work- ing at the Yron Colliery (Messrs. W. Davies and John Puvab) were appointed, at the request of Mr Low, to go through the books of the colliery, for the piBpse of ascertaining the cost of getting coal. Having done so, the two men, with letters of i!.Jtrùd G' ;011, went to Birkenhead, and waited npon several of the leading coal merchants, and so were enabled to see the prices at which the coal was selling. On Friday evening there was a meeting of the Vrou colliers at the Cross Foxes, Coedpoetb, to heur the report of Messrs Davies and Povah. Mr John Morgan was voted to the chair. After au address from the Chairman and Mr ta. Davi s in Welsh, Mr Pevab spoke in Eog- lish. He sitd that be and Mr Davies had had an opportunity of inquiring into the state of the Li verpooi and Birkenhead market. However, as ttiere was a probability thar a board of conciliation would hs formed, they thought it advisable uot to stat wh it they had learned on au examination of the books and into the condition of the mar- ket, as those facts ought only to be placed before such a board, .viien there would be au oppor- unity of July considering them. The speaker meiiti .ned that, the Vron men had been at work that we- k at the old rates, on the understanding that ti.y would be free to leave on Saturday. He then indicated what had taken place at the different meetings of masters and men daring the Week. Mr Low and Mr N. R. Griffiths, who were in waiting, were then asked to come forward. Mr Low said he had no doubt that most of them were like himself anxious to avoid a strike, for a was alike injurious to masters and men. The masters, taking into consideration the x ^'encies of the trade, thought they were fully j unified in asking for a reduction of 15 per cent., i,a" with the view of preventing a cessation of .v;irk, the masters had agreed in favour of form- ing a hoard of conciliation, at the same time con- t lidibj.; that the drop" of 10 per cent. should slJll cake place after the 17th. It would probably tiike several weeks for a board of conciliation to come to a decision; but if the men went to work oM i day, and the board gave a decision against <ny reduction whatever, he, as one of the tuaM- t-r, would return the money that had been thus deducted. In conclusion, he urged the men to w.Tk in friendship and amity with the masters, on the gioand that their interests were the same. After a number of questions bad been put and answered, and speeches delivered by Mr William Jones, overlooker, and Mr Griffith Jones, oue of the noderlookers, Mr Griffith Evans proposed, and Mr. Thomas Williams seconded, That the miners present at this meeting, anxious to avoid the iosa to themselves and to their employers pending the settlement of the present dispute, and knowing that strikes and lock-oats have been avoided by the system of arbitration, agree to the same, on condition that the result of such arbitra- tion take effect on the 17h inst., and recommend tbai fc-ach board be formed at once." The motion was carried unanimously. The proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman, and to Mr Low for his attendance, and the latter proposition was carried with acclamation. j u MEETINGS OF THE MEN. i Uh ?ondav, the men held meeting at Pentre BrougbtOD. Ponkey, and Backley, to select re- prjsentatives to sit on the proposed board of conciliation. Their names will be found else- where. CONFERENCE OF DELEGATES AT I WREXHAM. On Saturday morning a number of delegates met in the Talbot Assembly Room, Mr. Ven- ables presiding. In the course of the morning Mr. ikekard arrived, and gave his advice to the men. After three hours' discussion the follow- ing resolution, proposed by Mr. David Jenkins (Westminster Colliery), and seconded by Mr. John Povah (Vron Colliery), was agreed to:- That the miners present at this meeting are anxious to avoid the loss to themselves aad their employers pendinc the settlement of the present dispute, and as strikes and lock-onts have been avoKiea t lie where by tbe adoption of a system of conciliation, we agree to the same on condition that such board of conciliation shall have the power of naming the date at which the redaction, if any, shall take place, and we recommend such a board to be formed at once." The delegates met again in the afternoon, and in the meantime Mr. Pickard had had an inter- view with Mr. Low. Mr. Pickard explained that Mr. Low person- ally had no obj ection to the above resolution, and he would endeavour to get a meeting of the masters as soon as possible. They had discussed the question of the 10 per cent. coming into opera- tion on the 17th. Mr. Low said the notice could not be withdrawn, but if the board of conciliation decided against any reduction, he had no doubt the masters woald return what bad been de- dacted, it being felt that if the money were given to the men, there would be some difficulty in getting it back, as some of them might leave this part of the country. He (Mr. Pickard) had asked that the clause about 10 per cent. in the masters' resolution should be expunged, and had pointed out that to ask for a reduction at once was a prejudging of the case. He (Mr. Pickard) thought a board of conciliation might settle the matter in a fortnight. Mr. Low had informed him that, at the time that the South Wales strike began, the masters of North Wales had considered that they were entitled to reduce the wages, but thinking that the market would go np in consequence of the strike, they had felt that it would be unfair to reduce the wages under the circumstances; so that the men had been getting higher wages than otherwise would have been the CiSP-o Ultimately it was agreed that, of the nine re- presentatives to sit on the board of conciliation, four should be from the Wrexham distric, two from Ruabon, and three from Flintshire. INTERVIEW BETWEEN MASTERS AND MEN AT CHESTER. RESUMPTION OF WORK. On Tuesday morning, the North Wales Coal Owners' Associatien had a meeting at the Queen Hotel, Chester, Mr Thomson, Ruabon, presiding. The other gentlemen present at the meeting were Mr W. Low (Vron), Messrs. W. H. and C. E. Darby (Broughton), Mr Spar- row (Frood), Mr Taylor (Mos:yn and Little Mountain Collieries), Mr Griffiths (Coppa Col- liery), Mr Forrest (Mold), Mr Townshend and Mr Harrop (Westminster Colliery), and Mr John- son (Hafodybwcb.) The following formed the deputation appointed by the men to wait upon the masters—Messrs. David Jenkins (Westmin- s'er), E. Turley (miners' agent), William Davies (Vron), Charles Shaw (Buckley), David Jones, Edward Williams, and John Williams (Rhos), and Ishmael Roberts and William Griffiths (Mos- tyn). After an hour's discussion, the deputation were requested to enter the room where the masters met, but the proprietors objected to the presence of the representatives of the press. After an in- terview of three-quarters of an hour (during which The point in dispute was argued pro and con), the deputation withdrew, to enable the employers to arrive at a decision. Nearly another hour elapsed, and the men were again asked to enter the room, and (after about four hours' discussion) the following resolution, proposed by Mr Townshend and seconded by Mr Forrest, was passed-" That the proposal now made by the deputation from the men-viz., that the whole question be left open to the board of conciliation, to settle as to the amount of reduction, if any, or as to the date at, which it shall commence-be accepted, with this proviso, that the decision of the board of con- ciliation be come to on or before the 1st day of May next, from which date, in default of such decision, the reduction of 15 per cent., of which notice has been given, shall commence." The following declaration was signed by David R. Jenkins, William Davies, Charles Shaw, and Enos Turley—" We agree to the above on behalf of the deputation now present, and will undertake to advise the workmen to adopt it." Means were subsequently taken to call further meetings of the men to fill the vacancies in the representation on the board, which it was ar- ranged should meet at ten o'clock on Thursday in Chester. The colliers were also to be ad- vised to resume work on the following (Wednes- day) morning. With the exception of one or two collieries, the men all resumed work on Wednesday morning, pending the decision of the board of concilia- tion. The board met for the first time on Tharsday morning, at the Queen Hotel, Chester, and sat for over six hours. The representatives of the men were-W),c-xham Ddvid Jenkins (Westminster), Thomas Jones (Mount, Brymbo), Wm. Venables, i ii n., and Wm. Davies (Vron) Raabon William Hughes (Gardden), and David Jones (Hafody- bwcb) Buckley: Charles Shaw; Mold: Peter Jones (Bronwylfa); Mostyu Ishmael Roberts. Mr Thomson was appointed chairman, but he will have no casting vote. All the nine masters nominated were present, with the exception of Mr H. Robertson, M.P. It was agreed that no business should be transacted unless five representatives of each side were in attendance. The board ad- journed until Monday. The employers, however, wished to sit yesterday (Friday), but the men were act prepared to continue their inquiries on th t day. With reference to the payment to be received by the representatives of the men, we understand that at the next pay every collier in the district will contribute Is, and every boy 6d, to a fund from which the representatives will be paid for the time lost by them. MOLD. I Our Mold reporter writes :—I have inquired a good deal into the present dispute between the masters and men during the present week, and have d jne my best to get at the truth, by going to t he masters and men. Last week I gave particu- lars respecting the wages earned at a particular colliery, which startled the general public to a ureat degree, and surprised theeolliers themselves. Some of the latter have been with me, and in no very courteous terms, told me that I had no busi- ness to inspect the books at Brouwhylfa without their consent. Others, admitting the truth of the facts, blame me for inserting them on the ground that the Advertiser is the collier's paper, there- fore all facts tending against them should be scrupulously kept out. They will allow me to pitch into the masters as much as I like, and they will be highly delighted, bat, it I presume to give the master's version, or to get at the truth in any way- Well, I am no friend of the working-man. But, S!r, I have not so learnt my duty, and as I have told individuals, and groups of individuals, I shall always endeavour to tell what I believe to be the truth, whether it be for or against the workirig-nien. On the other hand, many men have come forward to thank me for what I have done. I have received letters from colliers to the same purpose, in one of which it is added that if those who presume to be the leaders of the colliers in this district, and who are paid for their advice, fol- lowed the same principle, the present unfortunate diff rences between masters and men would not have existed. Perhaps, Sir, that after all, those men arc more the obj ects of pity than criticism, and as my salary does not depend upon my truckling to the ignorance or the prejudices of any class, I can afford to tell what I believe to be i ruth, and to pity those unfortunate men who are differently situat d. With regard to the Argoed colliery, there is no notice of reduction, so the colliery is in full em- ployment. Whether the directors contemplate any reduction I cannot say, but, it is reported they are watching the effects of the movement elsewhere before taking any movements of their own. The Bronwhylfa colliery has been standing sinee Wednesday week, the 14th inst. The directors state that they were paying 10 per cent. more than the other collieries, so they refused any arbitration. If the men were willing to go in at the reduction stated in the notice, they could, but not at anything less. The manager also states hat he offered the colliery to the men for six months, provided they worked it as it has been carried on hitherto, but the men refused the offer, stating that they could not trust the managers, and were afraid they would be cheated. The men were then offered another chance. They might go in, and the wages dispute should be settled by arbitration at the same rate as in the surround- ing collieries, fifteen per cent., the proposed reduc- tion to be lodged in the bank awaiting the de. cision, and in the names of the manager and one of the colliers named by themselves. This offer, also, was refused, and the consequence is that up- wards of 200 men and boys are idling, while there is no reason in the world why they should not be at work. The Coppa Colliery stopped at the beginning of last week, but here the men are not to blame. We understand that it was through a misunderstand- ing of the proprietors, who dict not hear of the resolution of the masters for an extension of time until the 17th. At the moment of writing, we have not heard whether they have gone in this week on the old terms. At the Oik pits there are employed between six and seven hundred men and boys. This colliery is looked upon as one of the leading ones in the district, and any action adopted by the men is bound to influence those at other collieries. The notice for reduction was posted on the 20th alt., but so far as we can learn no action was taken to meet it, until it had nearly expired. A meeting I was then held, and four men were chosen to wait upon Mr Forrest. These men, and I have the authority of Mr Forrest for saying so, were very intelligent men, and the result of the conference was that they offered to go in at a reduction of five per cent. Mr Forrest said he was always willing to meet the men in a spirit of compromise. He could not afford the reduction of five per cent., but he would reduce it from fifteen to ten. The men J left to consult their comrades, when, as I have been informed, their offer was approved, but, they would not listen to a ten per cent. reduction. About the same time two men were chosen to at- tend a meeting of delegates at Wrexham. They returned with results as already reported. When they delivered their report, the four men were again sent to Mr Forrest to know whether they should work their fortnight out, that is until the 13th, on the old terms. This was done, but on Saturday it became generally understood that the same prices would hold good until the following Saturday, the 17th inst. On Tuesday, the 13th a meeting was held at the works to discuss the question whether they should work the extra four days or not. There was a strong party who argued they should not although they had the old rates, because it would be unfair to those colliers who were already out. While the discussion went on Mr Forrest appeared on the scene, and addressed the men, explaining to them that the Staffordshire eoal owners undersold them in the Birkenhead market, and that he wished to keep that market open for the Flintshire men, but that it would be impossible to do so at the present rate of wages. The men then had a conversation among them- selves, and it was proposed they should continue work until Saturday in the hope that some settle- ment would be arrived at before then. In oppo- sition to this, it was proposed they should not work till Saturday, but on a division the first pro- position was carried by a great majority. Mr Par- sonage, one of the underground managers, was then asked if he could undertake to settle the dis- pute? Hs replied not, but, if they thought any good could be done they had better select a dozen or two of their number, and be would meet them. This again was done, twelve were chosen from the main" workings and twelve frcm the Hollin. The meeting then separated, and immediately after, the men who had endeavoured to some to terms with the masters were blamed and black- guarded to their hearts content. As one man said to me, One young married man used fear- ful language, threatening even personal violence, and saying I had done all for the sake of currying favour with the masters. Nothing but a strike would do, and yet that young man had not cleared the score he made in the provision shop during the short strike of last summer." I was loth to believe my informant, but, I have been told the same thing by some of the most respectable men working at Broncoed. The four days grace came to an end and on Saturday last, another meeting was held on the bank. No settlement had been arrived at, but a board of concilation had been formed which meets at Chester this week. Mr Forrest again came forward and addressed the men. He asked them if at any time during the period they had worked for him, he had been too high to speak to them, or indifferent to their welfare ? He again gave them an offer. Would they go on working waiting the result of the conciliation board, and abide by it ? If the decision of that board was that no reduction should be made, then they should be paid according to the old rate, he would so pay them, or if it was decided that a reduction of one, two, three, five, seven, ten, or fifteen per cent. should be made, they should be paid accordingly. A portion of the men-about one third of the whole number—then went aside, and soon returning said-No, they would not go to work on such terms, they would rather strike. Strike they did, but by permission of Mr Forrest, left their tools in the works. This state of things continued un- til Tuesday evening, when a telegram arrived from Chester to the effact that the old prices were to hold good till the first of May. The bellman was sent round with the news, and most of the men went. to work on Wednesday morning. THE DAILY NEWS ON THE DIFFICULTY. The Daily News of Thursday says In these days of labour difficulties, monster meet- ings, and no-surrender policies, it is refreshing to hear of a strike having been terminated by the exercise of a little calm common-sense. Just as the hopes of a settlement of the colliers and iron- masters' quarrel in South Wales have been dashed by the report of the great meeting on Tuesday at Mountain Ash, news comes from North Wales that the strike there has been ter- minatid by a mutual understanding between the masters and men. We are not disposed to analyse the terms on which the men resume work, although the fact that they have been acccpted by both sides creates a presumption in favour of their justice. The chief cause of con- gratulation lies in the fact that the miners have the good sense to see that it was their wisdom to ascertain the best terms that were to be got and t J accept them. Work will now be resumed, and the situation of the men cannot but be improved. The conduct of the South Wales miners staads in striking contrast with that of their brethren in the North. The men seem to be under the delu- sion that the masters are imposing upon them, instead of recognising the fact that both they and the masters are under the imperious sway of cir- cumstances from which neither can in any wise escape. This is, however, the truth which they will have to acknowledge in the end.
NORTH WALES DOGS IN DEVONSHIRE.—These trials were held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday last, on the estates of Sir L iwrence Palk, M.P. (President), the Earl of Devon, Lord Polti- more, the late Mr Kekewich, M.P., and other landowners. The entries were rather more nu- merous than those of last year, and there was a large attendance of gentlement interested in field sports. Mr Shirley, M.P., and Mr Lort officia- ted as judges. The Puppies' Stakes for Setters, dogs or bitches, whelped in 1874, brought out several very promising youngsters namely, Mr Bishop's Dinah, Mr Francis Hemming's Rhyl, a son of Mr Macdona's Ringer; and Mr Purcell Llewelliu's Countess Moll and Countess Bear, both daughters of the celebrated Countess. The latter proved very good as to pace, but were not sufficiently broken. On the termination of the first trials, the owners of Rhyl, which had slightly the advantage, and Dinah, agreed to divide; Mr Hemming taking the cup, and Mr Bishop the money. Dinah was purchased by Mr Hemming, it was understood at a large figure. In the Powderham Stakes con- test for setters (braces belonging to the same owner), of any age, Mr Hemming's Rhyl and Ram, which throughout never made a mistake, were first, and Mr Parcell Llewellia's Druid and Leda second. The latter were faster than their opponents, but Druid once flashed very badly. The other entries were Mr Sim's Nelly and Kate, very nice black-and-tan bitches, and Mr Cunnington's Bride and Rose, which, owing to Bride foundering with rheumatism, were withdrawn. For the same reason, Bride did not put in an appearance for the Trehill Stakes, the contest for which lay between Ranger, Countess Bear, Ginx's Baby, Countess Moll, and Countess Kate. The first prize wis awarded to Ranger, and the second to Countess Moll. The first prize in the Haldon Stakes, for Pointer dogs or bitches, of any age, belonging to the same owner, was won by Mr. Hemming's Mend and Squire, and the second by Mr. White- house's Pax and Beau beating Mr. Price's Bang and Mike, the Shrewsbury winners of last year.
FOR information respecting every train, coach, and steamer in North Wales and the adjacent counties see the Wrexham Advertiser Railway, Coach and Steam Packet Guide," with a new and accurate rail- way map. Published monthly, one penny. Sold at all booksellers and railway stations. MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS. — Parents valuing their children's safety will avoid Soothing Medicines containing opium, so frequently fatal to infants, and will use only "STEDMAN'S TEETHING POWDERS which are safest and best, being free from opium. Prepared by a Surgeon (not a Chemist), formerly attached to a Children's Hospital, whose name Stedman," has but one E" in it. Trade Mark A Gum Lancet." Refuse all others. Also Stedman's Food for Children, the very best without exception making nerve, bone, and muscle, 3d. to 43. 6d. Highly recommended by the Lady Susan Milbank, Ashfield Suffolk; &c. Depot:—East Rowl, Hoxton, Lon- don. 2120e Two or three doses daily of Pepper's Quinine and Iron Tonic causes a wonderful improvement to those in weak or disordered state of health and suffering from prostration of strength, nervous derangement neuralgic affections, aches and pains of every kind' sluggish circulation, depressed spirits, imperfect di: gestion, &c. By the formation of new blood and its vivifying effect on the nerve centres it develops new health, strength, and energy quickly. An increased appetite is always an effect of Pepper's Quinine and Iron Tonic. Thirty-two doses are contained in the 4s 6d bottle; next size, Us, stone jars, 22s. THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HORSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous "lozengehs" are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is lid per box. People troubled with a "hacking- cough," a slight cold," or bronchial affections, can not try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches" are on the Government Stamp around, each box.—Manufactured by JOHN t. BROWN & SONS, Beston, United States. Depot, 493, Oxford-street, London. 565c
VOLUNTEER COMMISSION. Flintshire—2nd Rifles: Lieutenant J. S. Vickers to be captain. THE RUTHIN FLORAL, HORTICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY.^Tbe annual show of the above society will be held, during the month of August, in the grounds of Ruthin Castle, kindly placed lit. the disposal of the committee by Major Co' nwallis West. TOE NEW LORD LIEUTENANT OF RADNOR- SHIRE.—The London Gazette of Tuesday con- tailke an official notification that the Oueen has b< en pleased to appoint the Hon. Arthur Walsh to be Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the county of Radnor, in the room of John, Baron Ormathwaite, resigned. NORTH SHROPSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY -The annual meeting of this society was held at the Wrekin Hotel; Wellington, on Thursday. Considerable discussion took place as to the locale of the next show, both Wellington and Sbiffnal claiming the preference. The majoiity were in favour of Wellington. Major Meyrick was re- elected president, and the secretaries and treasurer were also re-elected. CRICKET AT RUABON.—The annual meeting (f the Wynnstay Cricket Club was held in the National Sahoolroom, on Thursday evening week, Mr J. E. Davies in the chair. The accounts of the past season were presented by the Hon. Secre tary (Mr C. H. Lloyd) and passed. Mr J. E. Davies was elected captain, and Mr C. H. Lloyd was re-elected hon. secretary for the ensuing year. The following gentlemen were elected to act as the committee-Messrs Ll. Kenrick, F. H. Price, W. Stanford, P. Edwards, And S. Harris. The opening match will be played to day (Saturday). WELSH DOINGS IN LONDON,- The annual competitive meeting in connection with Nassau Street Sunday School, was held in the Concert Hall, Store Street, London, on Wednesday even- ing last. Addresses were delivered by the chair- man (Mr D. Davies, M.P.), Mr Stephen Evans, &o. The two choral prizes were awarded to the Ceredigion Choir, under the leadership of Mr Parry. The adjudicators were-Poetry, Rev. R. Williams (Hwfa Mon); Music, Mr John Richards (Isalaw); Prose, Rev D. C. Davies, M.A., Rev. Griffith Davies, and Mr W. Cadwaladr Davies.- The Rev. Robert Jones, vicar of Rotherhithe, is at present engaged upon The life, correspondence, and poetical works of the Rev. Goronwy Owen (Goronwy Ddu o Von)," which will shortly be published in two volumes.—At the Literary meeting held at St. John's Road Hall, in connec- tion with the Ceredigion choir, on Saturday evening last, the chairman, Mr W. Cadwaladr Davies, reviewed the position of the University College of Wales, and appealed to the young Welshmen of London, to become constituents of the college by paying an annual subscription of a guinea and upwards. At the close of the meeting several persons responded to the appeal, and it is to be hoped that a similar movement will be com- menced amongst the young men of Liverpool.
MOLD. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. — A misprint occurred in our report concerning the British Schools last week. It is stated that the amount of the grant was 220; it ought to have been £ 201. In his report the inspector said, "This school fully maintains its efficiency." A similar excellent report is made of the National Scheols. Boys' and girls' departments: Both depart- ments are in a high state of efifciency." Infant School: "This school is fast improving." We beg to congratulate all parties on the very satis- factory state of things, as shewn in the report. MAJORITY OF MR ELDON BANKES.—On Satur- day last, the day on which Mr J. Eldon Bankes attained his majority, his father, J. 3cott Bankea, Esq., treated his employes to an excellent dinner, provided by Mr J. Astbury, the Boot Inn. The chair was taken by Mr Ed. Jones, Parkgate, who in appropriate terms proposed the toast of the evening, which was very heartily received. The company thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and spent a very pleasant afternoon. We are glad to state that the health of Mr Scott Bankes is s.eadily im- proving, and he is now able to go out. THE EDUCATION QUESTION.—Our readers are not aware perhaps that for some years Mr J. Forrest and the Oak Pits Company have paid out of their pockets JE50 a year for the education of the children of the men employed by them. Hitherto this has taken the form of a iubscription to the British School, the children being admitted free on the production of a ticket obtained from Mr Forrest. Since the formation of a School Board, Mr Forrest has withdrawn the subscrip- tion, as the rate falls on him as on all others, and the parents have to pay the school pence them- selves. MISSIONARY MEETING.—We wish to call the attention of our readers to the annual meeting of the Mold auxiliary of the London Missionary Society, which will be held on Tuesday evening next, at the Welsh Congregational Chapel, when the chair will be occupied by the Rev T. Roberts, minister of the place. The most interesting feature of the meeting will be a speech by the Rev W. Gill, late a missionary in Raratonga, the principal island of the Cook coralline group, in Polynesia, who, no doubt, will give interesting and valuable information in reference to the extensive and successful operations of the society in that part of the heathen world. BATCH OF DRUNKARDS.—At the magistrates' office on Monday, before Captain Philips, the fol- lowing cases of drunkenness were disposed of Hannah McCae drunk and incapable in Prince's Court on Saturday night. A little gaol" hav- ing done her good on the previous occasion, she was sent there again for seven days, or pay 5s., which she could not do.—Peter Evano, Elizabeth Edwards, and Elizabeth Wharsman, three very seedy-looking customers, and well up in the ins I and outs of trampism, but who each and all assured his worship they had never been in such a predicament before, were in custody, charged with being drunk and disorderly in King-street a little after midnight on Saturday evening. Sent to gaol for seven days.—Winifred Conley, who said she came from the county of Sligo, wa charged with being drunk in Love-lane on Satur day night, with a number of miiitiamen in attend- ance upon her. Sent to attend on the matron at Bryncoch for seven days. BRACE OF ACCIDENTS.—On Friday week, at Pentrehobin, a man from Bangor, and in the employ of Captain Lloyd, met with a serious accident. He was a sailor, and, having beeu .hurt, had been sent to Pentrehobin to recover his strength. He amused himself by climbing ths trees in search of rooks' eggs. One of the branches he stood upon broke, aud he fell through the remaining branches to the ground, a distance of about forty-five feet. He was picked up and taken to the house. Dr. Evans, of Mold, was sent for, and found him much bruised and shaken, but with no bones broken. He is now in a fair way of recovery.—On Tuesday evening a man named Manley, ostler at the Royal Oak. was letting barrels of beer into the cellar with a single pulley. The barrel proved too heavy, and he was taken up against the wall, his hand being severely bruised and his head cut. Dr. Evans was sent for and dressed the wounds, which were serious. The man, though weak, appears to be getting ali right. SCHOOL BOARD.—An extraordinary meeting of the School Board took place on Thursday, when all the members were present, the Rev. Roger Edwards presiding.—Mr Bellis and Mr Catherall reported that they had attended the sale of the building sites at Buckley, and had purchased eight lots at Is 6d per yard. The site appeared to them to be an admirable one, and they believed the plor of ground wo.Id be sufficiently large not only for a school, but for a schoolmaster's house and other appurtenances. The Board confirmed the pur- chase.—A letter was read from Mr D. H. Jones, secretary pro tern, for the British Schools, stating the subscribers had met, ana had withdrawn the clause respecting the annnal rent of 5s, and trans ferring the building wholly to the Board. Mr Kelly thought the offer a fair one, and proposed that the clerk be instructed to take steps for the transfer of the school to the Board, which was seconded and carried unanimously.—The census returns with regard to the townships of Leeswood and Heartsheath were returned for amendment.— The Board then entered into a discussion of the bye-laws, our reporter retiring. A DASTARDLY ACT. At the magistrates' office on Tuesday, before Major Roper and Cap Warren, Grosvenor Roberts, a married man and a militiaman, was in custody, charged with attempt- ing an indecent assault on a young girl named Mary Barton, of Wrexham.—The complainant said she bad been to Ruthin gaol for a month for drunkenness, and coming out on the Monday morning, she was persuaded by another girl to accompany her home through Mold, where they arrived some time in the afternoon. She did not start home for some time, and when she did she went in the wrong direction, and some time in the night met with the prisoner and one or two other militiamen. They attempted to assault her several times, and failing that they beat her. She became half unconscious, and they brought her down the town, where they met P.C. Derrick. She was screaming at the time, but the prisoner told him she was his wife. Derrick followed down Chester- stree-, and as she continued to scream he called for the guard, and the prisoner was put into the guard-room.-The case was treated as one of common assault, the prisoner being told he deserved to be flogged. He was ordered to pay 104 fine and 8s 6d costs. THE CALVINISTIC METHODISTS have just issued their annual statement of accounts, from which it apoears that the income from all sources amounted to £ 551 16s 9d. The Sunday evening collection made by the church and congregation amounted to X235 14a 3d, of which £115 3s 5td was collected for the mill gli ry. Few renta for the year amounted to A60 16S 3d, and the produce of the Christmas meeting amounted to Z56 15s. The total income from all sources at Maesydre was £ 65 4a 9jd, ditto at Pentre .£117 15s 8d. With regard to the disbursements, we find tllO 6s 9d entered for the ministry, Y,168 131 7d to the liquidation of the chapel debt and payment of interest, leaving the present debt to be £ 841 4i 2d —a serious sum, but which will vanish in a very few years we sincerely trust..270 of the debt remaining on Maesydro school chapel has been paid, leaving the present amount at JE130. Pentre Chapel is in the course of building and nearly finisbed, there being nearly sufficient in hand to pay all expenses. It will be seen from the above abstract that the collections continue to improve, though we should wish to see a yet further im- provement and we think that the collections on Sunday evenings should amount to at least 1:350, tnat is if Moid is to equal what is done in other places; and the disbursements in aid of the ministry are still small for a church like that of Mold. 2200 would be only a trifling amount for the number of members, and we rejoice to see that the amount is on the increase annually. At the same time, it is only fair to say the collections will bear favourable comparison with that of other congregations which shall be nameless. THE CHURCH CRICKET CLUB.-The town was very much exercised during the early part of the week with the prospectus of a cricket club, which had been drawn up, presumably, by an over- zealous Obtirchman-a young man whose zeal outruns his knowledge, but who is looked upon in the town as more the object of pity than enmity. He had taken it into his head to draw up the rules for the club, one of which was of a very ludicrous description, and we are very glad that those in authority have struck it out. As they stand we see nothing to object to in the rules, and it would be perhaps to the welfare of the Churcb, nd certainly conduce to the harmony which ought to exist within the Churcb, were the eccentri- cities-to use the mildest term-of our zealous young men whose knowledge had yet to bud, cur- tailed a little. Even the church-going porti4 a of the public are as yet far from ripe for the accept- ance of habits far more in abcordance with the manners of the cloisters than of every-dsiy life. And, when we do go over to Rome, it is to be hoped we shall be led by men, and not by boys, who have not-and who probably never will- arrive. at the age of discretion. It is a matter of surprise, as well as regret, that these indiscre- tions have been patronised so long, and we are exceedingly glad that even a slight token of dis- approbation has been given them. We have re- ceived the following communication on the sub- ject Sir,—Recently a Catholic reported the progress of what he called Catholic principles in Mold. Allow me as a Protestant to say that this progress is becoming increasingly ridiculous. Under the heading of St. Mary's Church, Mold," a circular has just been issued for a boy's crickbt ground, the treasurer of which say we are supported by the clergy," and he later gives the names of the vicar and curate as among the honorary members of the club. On the second page "St. Mary's Church, Mold," is again repeated, and the following rule, among others, is given :—"Before playing in any match, all members to attend the early morning service in church in cricket costume." Could absurdity go any further ? Attending early morning service at St. Mary's Church in cricket costume a sine qua non of fitness fof playing in a cricket match This is a Catholic revival with a vengeance.—I remain, yours truly, Mold, April 22nd, 1875. A PROTESTANT,
I LOCAL BOARD. I The first meeting of the Local Board was held I on Wednesday evening, the following members being present—Mea?ra J. Corbett, B. Powell, H. Lloyd Jones, W. Jones, H. Hughes, E. P. Edwards, 0. Jones. G. Jones, J. Pry or, A. J. Brereton, H. Roberts, and H. Lewis. The six new members having signed the neces- sary declarations, the next business was the I ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Mr J. Coroett said that he rose with great pleasure to propose that Mr Pryor be elected chairman for the ensuing year. He believed it, was the wish of the members that the chairman should be elected by seniority. That rule had been followed in some cases, and, adopting it, it was the turn of Mr Pryor, who was then the senior member who had not passed the chair, the next being Mr Henry Roberts. He knew of no one more qualified than Mr Pryor for the post, and he was certain he would do his best to per- form the duties efficiently. (Hear, hear.) Mr W. Jones had much pleasure in seconding the nomination. Mr Pryor then rose, and, amid some applause, took the chair. He said that, personally, he would have preferred to see the office filled by one who had paid greater attention to his duties than he had done during the lasc year or two. When the Board met on Thursday morning, it was impos- sible for him to attend with any regularity, and he had determined to resign his seat at the Bjurd in consequence. When, however, the Board at ita last meeting determined to change the day and the hour, he was persuaded to remain, and he wouid do his best to attend regularly. He thanked them very much for the honour they had done him, and he assured them that nothing should be wanting oa his part in endeavouring to ijive ehe same satisfaction as his predecessors in I the otfice had done. (Applause.) At the same time he hoped the members would reader him every assistance in carrying on the business as efficiently and as amicably as it nitherto had been conducted. (Ap- plause.) In conclusion he had again to thank them, and added that although he was the senior member present, ha looked upon himself as th • junior, owing to the few times he had been able to be present. I I SURVEYOR'S REPORT. I Mr Jones said that complaints had been made to him of the manner in which Mr Edward Wheldon had lopped the trees on the Bailey Hill, which ad- joined his property, aad he wished to have the I sense of the Board upon it. Mr Jones also said that repeated complaints were made to him of the manner in which trades- men of the town blocked the pathways by piling their goods thereon, and wished to know whether he would have the support of the Board in carrying out the bye-iaws ? With regard to the first matter it was said that Mr Wheldon had done very wrong in adopting the course he had. If he warned the crees lopped, or if they troubled him in any way, he ou^ht to have addressed his grievance to the surveyor, instead of making i he matter in his own hands. There was 110 doubt but that Mr Wheldon laid himself open to a criminal aetiou, for he had lopped the trees ill round, and not on the side next his property only. This was the unanimous opinion of the Board, and the surveyor was instructed to expres-s the same to Mr Whehion, and to request that ii in future he had any grievance, to make his com- plaint in a proper mauuer. In the second, the surveyor was instructed to carry out the bye laws, at the same time usincy his discretion. It was also hoped that the several tradesmen would comply with the bye-laws. Mr Brereton said that the members of the Board ware not faultless in the matter. If he were to pile Jones, Lloyd, and Co.'s casks on the para- oet he should hear of it very soon, and though ha aad no wish to be personal, he must say the tr<>aJes-, II men who indulged in the practice were ?uilty of an encroachment on the rights of the pubifc The pathways were for pedestrianj, and the custom illowea in Mold would not be tolerated tor a single moment in the large towns. Mr Lloyd Jones pleaded guilty to the habit, and and added that he would be only too glad not to offend, did all hi, neighbours do the same. The names of several tradesmen were mentioned, but we rel rain from meutionit g them, in the hope that the bye-laws will be complied with. THE ACCOUNTS. For the paet month were passed and approved of with the exception of a single item, in that of the Gas Company. The charge for a lamp that had not been lit during the month beins struek off. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. Tha following gentlemen were appointed on the several committees. Finance—Messrs H. Lloyd Jones, Honry Roberts, and E, P. Jones; Building —Messrs G. Bellis, H. Hughes, W. Jones, and A. J. Brereton ^Sanitary—Messrs G. Jones, O. Jones, G. Bellis, and B. Powell; Highways—Messrs E. P. Edwards, H. Lewis, W. Jones, and E. P. Jones; Lightiug-Mesiirs B. Powell, H. Lloyd Jones, and J. Corbett; Bailey Hill-Messrs A. J. Brereton, J. Corbett, W. Jones, O. Jones, E. P. Edwards, and B. Powell. On the appointment of the Building Committee, Mr H. Roberts expressed his gratification at the better class of houses which were built for the working classes. It was very important that people should be housed well, and there was a manifest improvement in that respect going on in the town. I DISTRICT RATE. I The Clerk read an estimate of expenditure for the half year ending in November, which amounted to X376 18:3. 5d. A shilling rate would produce 1:435, and he suggested it should be made.—This was agreed to. Mr Richards, painter, applied for permission to put up some scaffolding in Chester-street, and it was given, the scaffolding to be up for a week, and taken down on Saturday evening. I SANITARY REPORT. I r Mr Jones reported that he had carefnlly visi- ted the dis.rict, aad issued orders which were complied with. He called the attention of the Board to defective drainage in New-street, and High-street, and the whole matter was referred to the Sanitary Committee with full power to act. Mr Jones also called the attention of the Board to the desirability of passing a bye-law prohibit- ing the present practice of blowing into veal, which he considere I highly objectionable. It was agreed to make a rule to that effect. r iiL iN** ?E SOME IN THE CHURCH TARn ?" Th« Pilr from Me5?rs Walker and Smitb, of Cheater, .respectiQ the ave pre. is s'' prlYle the property ofthreeditfe^euJ owTer^ and is the property of a fourth, our eccelntric ??'??j, Mr S. H&rr?on, of Holt. It was ?" ￼ the Bo ￼ d tha.tbe whote btoc ? '08 of the Board tha the whole block was adi^ra3e to hum-tmty, and the matter ended h. k ferred to the Sanitary Committee. HOLD AND HOLYWELL RA TT.w-. ,lax Mr Hughes called the atteatioa f T1>?^ to an article with the above beadmtr in ? ?*????. shire 0&se?er,and exBrcas°d a ￼ Ulat thQ Local Board of Motd?ouldcoo?np?'?"???? designers. He moved tba. the designers. He moved tbas the BCVLI4 pleased to see the engineer or other r-enPr?p? ent? of the proposed company. to This n seconded by Mr Brere.?on, and a?ed to. 1 THE FIRE EGINE, Mr H. liioyd Jones caHed the of the Board to the dW:lrablhty of havn a warehnuse where all the prop'pr? J oof f th'e i? „ ^arehnu3e stored. At present, one thin? was here TnitV* there, and no on? knew wh.reto »0 to W thiD. while the '? h,d not been out for ?hs 1, was agreed to ive six months' nn+;<»« t^ ￼ !anId_ iord8 of thA preseat room? and ?? ??T)?? Jones, E. P. Ed?rds. ?d H. Robf.r? were ap- pointed a committee to select new n. r m;, THE LATE CHAIR5IAV Mr J. CGrbett moved a vot- If tbark,3 to ￼ ]a'- f,r the very ff!i.)..?? ￼ which he had performed the dut?e. ?ri?'?'? year, which was seconded by Mr Brereton, and passed unanimously. BRYMBO. THE LATE MR ROY -Four b?autifulIy iIJ nated stained ?!?<9 wmdows hive j)?? l P¡tllOdl' h ￼ in the apse of St. M?rv'a c h urch hv ?Ir ?? '"? memory of the l?te Mr Roy. The a¡H" i;¡ liJ;td by five lancet hht", the centre one 7 by the architect (T. H. Wyatt, E-q ) a' thp C°°" -?'cr?'ion of the church, and repre'euig be Cr I .] UCr. fixion. The memorial winflow;? ,trr, ).??'' each side of the ap?, the t *o on the wjntj'' „ ?'' t. 1 "Th B. 'rp- presenting reapfctivety "Thf Birth )rrp- and Ba?rin? the Cro?, and t??o?P, on ?n qide The Entombment" Md "R??t '"?' The fo!!owin? is the inacription To the r: n. ..1' 1 ,:r ory of God, and in ?vinsr memory of H.botP? '°1 Brymho Hall; th?ae win?o?a hav Ven ^<5/' hi? widow, Mary Roy. DnnnK the ..r etiM c? the church, and for some h; prpVf)ll\ j[r p was chnrchwardpn in the p'\rJ.L, and 'I-vo'te"d 1" t.1 tt t h I). sider:h1p time and attention to t?f,, rjf Tb sacred fdi6c?, and took great interest in th?' S'" of the parish. BUCKLEY. SPECIAL SERVICES.—Last we»k, tv csnc,re fionalists had their «peci-»l service, which prov4 very ?ece?fni. Amon th"? '?', r,?,? WPPa the Rvs. R. L?y!. and W. D-?n B\ J Ch°ster; R. Robert', of f*o ;f.ah'^ Qmy- W. Jeff, i,s. T. Bennett, J. Grifirh, andj. b. Thnma-. of Buckley. On Monday evrnm?, n. Thorns held a meeting for converts, and thirty individuals cime forward, professing to have found the Saviour durinsr these sp cial serv:»e». FATAL ACCIDENT.—A took P]NCE at one Gf the collieries last Frdqy. A YOIl" man named A>tbury, and the M:üna:u r (Jlr Ed;, Rowland-), were being wound iiii tKo shaft to breakfast, when a stone fell out of the die of the shaft and dropped on the head of thf former, in. flicting such injuries that he died in i t'ew hoars. THE PRIMITIVE METHODISTS.—T'se placards announcing tbe laying of the m'-morial stores of the New Primitive Methodist Cha^e', on Monday next, at one o'clock, have heen posted up in due time. Monday will be n sala day in Bnckloy, as the other communities intend to unite with the Primitives to make the occasion memorable. COEDPOETH. UNITED PRAYER l\hETIGi;l'hp,p are held continually twice a week, and were nprd this week at the Wesleyan and Adwy chapel, on Saturday and Wednt-sdav evening-. LECTURE.—On Monday evenin? !a-t the Rpv, R. Ellis (Cvnddelw). Carnarvon, delivered his lec ure on the "Barùs and P.)«try of Wiie'. 'at the Weslpyan Chapel. The lec urer reviewed the history of WVdsh ooetry from ihe (a;!ie»t period to the present time, and jjave a very vivid life sketch of several of thp most eminen" b irds t'-at flourished amon? t';e Welsh nation from the days I of Kins; Arthur to the beaindng of the present Century. Tbe lecture a 3, m¡)-t instructive and ¡ interr s'inf! c-qpef--iilly to alllovr of Welsh lit'-r- ature. The chair WAS occupied by the Rev. W. Evans, minister of the chapel. I OSWESTRY. THE BAPTIST CHAPEL AXN7V~R=;ARY TEA PARTY.Th*; annual tea party of Mio members and friends o'' the ahove chaT\P,11' held on Thurs- day eveninz, in the Public Hall, whm upwards cf three hundr-d #a". down to an excellent tea, with a bountiful -utiplv of plum cake and other good things. Th rabies ami ulattorm were decoraUd with some of tin- richest filial asumof the con. servatories of PVisfynnon, kindly len", hy T. P. Parry, Esq. (",Lyor of Os^e-try). Th" ladies who give trays" and oresided at th" tables were the Misses Pa- ry, Plnsfynnon; Mrs Jones, Belle Viia Vilifts illrs Bayl-y, O ;kfie!.t; Jlr. Irwin O:iver, Church-stivet; Mrs Jon- s, LU L'nf; ltrs H -nry Joaes, Picton Tvrrace Miss Morris, Be!. grave Place; Mrs Da 2: el. Bail'-y-street; Mrs Windsor, B»atrice-str,->et; Miss Carney, Church- street IfrA GitMns. Ui)p-r Churoh--tr^et; Mrs Robert Lloyd, Fairfield Mrs Egbert Jones, Wil- low-street Mri Reynolds and Miss ^mith. Pem- broke Place Miss Simmance, Grammar Srboo1; Miss Hitrsrs; Plas Wesson Mrs E.!i-on, Park- street M« Stewart, Coney Green; .Miss Emily and Miss Kite Ellis, Porkinsrton Terrace; and Mrs Wilks, Picton Houst". After tea. the Rw. Hugh Stowell Brown, of ahle and popular lecture, folll,.To oil .Vexaiuier Pope's well-known line, An hon.man's the n ,ble,t work of God." The chair was taken by T. P. Parry, E -q. (Mayor), an1 here were il-o on tl-.p platform—The Rev. E. Wilks, p LeV. J. L-.tham, Riv. T. G--nquo;n:\ v?r Councillor C. G. B vl,-y. Mr. Councillor John Jones, and the Rev. J. iiiilier. The Mayor bri = tlr inrr.vluced Ice er, who de livered all ed uiraide hear', re- plete with sound i,lv,ce, and liiitiDg off the many frailities to which humanity is heir, with kinJl; hut searching satire, aial placed Pope's aphorism in nil i's phases to the and eiic^ with the ability of a master hand. The Rev. E. Wilks said thtywere ,'rrea ''ly iu,I)(,ed to the ladies for kindly giving the fays and presiding at the tea taH s; to th; i Mayor for presiding: and to the R-v. Hugh Stowell Brown, for the able and interesting lee- tu: e he had gi n them and lie t) I)ro, pose a vote of ilianks to tlu'm all. This was se. cotided by Mr. Couucilior B»y!ev, and carried by acclamation. The lecturer ackuow.e Igeil tlle compliment, and said he wtis pleasrd to witness the growing importance of the towu oi 0-westry, having visited it on several occasions iluriug the last twenty years, and he was glad t > fiud it ex- 1 h tending in size, increasing in material wea t., and he thought there was more active lifelC Oswestry than in sny other town in Sar^pshirB^ (tf)plause)-a.d he hoped it wonld cuutimi6 dourish. This terminated these interesting pro- ceedings. RHOSLLANERCtlRUGOG. (I- n. lESTIMONIAL TO MB .)( HN OrKE^N Thursday evening week a meetin1: was he d in th, Wesleyan Chapel, Street issa, to present MrJoo." Green with a testimonial on his leaving the man- agement of the Afoneitha and Chnstionyuu c; lieries, a post which he bad liouourab y fihi a t • the long period of twenty-two y ars. The chair was occupied by Mr B. Davies, PanJ, and toe was a large number of Mr Green's friends presen- After an excellent opening speech by :hechairma i addressed chiefly to the young people, l0o^ with allusions to the then i.-npeuduig CO] > -trike, acirrins? and )?ndatorv addresses were <j livered by :Msril. Matthew J?rv)-, John Hugo? William Evans, and Edward ehrke. The meet'BS was al?o enlivened by songs, &c., bv tbe folio*1 S| eentlemen Messrs. E. Wiiiiams, Philip Tomkins, William Dwies, J. Elhs ￼ Clarke, and J. E. Francis. The tetimoDial COB sisted of illuminated address (supplied by )leBsrs" C. Bayley and Co., Wrexham) :md a parse 01. money containing 230. The presentation W35 made by Mrs. E. Clarke. The following WOZ the address To Mr John Greeit. i' We, the workmen of Afoneitha and Chriatio^j Collieries, assisted by our friends and Y(),r wishers, wishing to give you ome token of ?"?? and friendship, for your general urbanity ;u'dK'o)???? while amongst us as Manager of the said cot' for 22 years, beg your acceptance of this te-loti f ■ together with a purse of money, to testify our -?,e desire that every success and health may -L t 11 J?n in your present and future umlertaKings. WILLfUl EVANS, Chairman of Committee. EDWARD CLARKE, Hon. Sec. JOHN JARVIS, Treasurer. Mr Green having responded in suitable and tarms, and a vote of thanks having been gl!en to the chairman for his able conduct in the chait, the meeting came to a close, all feeling that tfey u?, spent a comfortable and pleasant evening. n. t Es'pj- Printed at the ???w?-and ???'?'?''?'?' Es.a?- //M??/ "Advertiser" Office (late Music H<iJl),a: 9 Square. Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh and Pu lished on Fridays and Saturdays at the tbove?Qj??, and also at the Establishment of Messrs PringPPCE, High Street, Mold, in the County of Flint; a&;t)' 01 of Mr Erasmus Edwards, Corwen, in thO C?DUXI$Y 01 Merioneth; at Mr C. G. Bayley's, The(?s,t'??o?y, in the County of Salop; and at the Estvibli,4111180? of Mr F. P. Evans, Foregate-street, Ch?K? County of Chester by SsuNA BATHT. » A » 'soeet, Wrexham aforesaid; CnAama GKORGK 13AYLlyt "# Oro', Oswestry, aforesaid; and Gxo]LQY, ?luve Park, Wrexham atoreswd.-APUI ;¡t. j.