BOIiOLGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. I Most AY, JULY 23TH. I Be fore the Mayor (Dr. H. V. Palm), in the clizir, I T C. Junp". E a., J. F. Edisbnry, Esq Y. Strachan, I Eq, and W. Overton, E-q. SEQ'JEL TO A TEA PARTY. 1 John Davit", 0, iiury-street, was charged with an assault on married woiiian named Mary Williams.- Complainant f-aiii a week ago she bought a ticket t) go to a tea party. When in the Barnfield, Davies got hold oi her ti-,ir, hit her in the fac?, and pinched pieces out of h-.r.— Datendant said Mrs William*, her two si.-teri, mid »istrr-iii-law were making a noise. Mrs Wii iauid tot hold of him by the throat, but he did not hi' :it,-r. ii ai n ant's evidence having been confined by a witness, J aires Harrison, a brother- in-iaw t., titf nduiit, said Mrs Williams "ansffled" held of Davies by the collar and declined to release bin. Witney interposed, and the other women then btiuck ijitil. had to be taken away by her mother.—f.C l'ugii "aid he found defendat.t fighting afterward* "Ih c.,iiij) r.inant's husband in Mount- atrett. Ti.[e were also present the sisters and mother, ai <i as tluy were making use of badlarguaize, witne.-s ha t t tii-talen to summon them al'.—Fined 21 GJ and 10, w-t-. AMICABLY DISPOSED OF. Thomas B >ti», ti-hmonger, was charged on remand by Jjerxt. M'-i.aren with u-ing threatening language towards his wi-e,-TI.e Clerk said the case had been adjourned f r t',c attendance of Mrs Booth.—The offactr repealed t .e evidence he had given at a previ-njB i.zaring, adding that eince the adjournment defendant i.h I uetrii very gOOld, attending to his business in the m.wket.—The Mayor Hag he bcome a teetotaller 'Viii;epia Yei.-Ann Bo( th said her husband had taken the joledga. and had promised to be diff-^ren1. the had nine children, and could not keep [Jjtui wit limit lii-i suppoit.—Mr J. C. JonfS Wad he nw tre yiu ln-d been confined the day he came back Uitners: No, he was too drunk.-The defendant wi-s hound over in JtllO to keep the peace for twelve month*. Tile Mayor said they hoped, coa-i'ieriug I,,)w lenient they had been, he would be a better mail lean lIe had been. THE Ai.I.kGED STARVATION OF A BABY. I Mary Ann W yper was charged uy bergt. AlcLiaren with neglrc'iiiz tu provide h^r c did, a baby of five I moutliH, with futficient food.—Margaret Brady said the accuse 1 hud been living with her for three or four month*. \V iim-i-s newr thought the baby would live, it had not t een well froui its birth. The woman did I justice to the child, ieeding it and keeping it clean. She ted the child with cike3 bread, and new milk. —The Mav»- Si" had no right to feed it with cakes. —l>v ii .-i fc-L-r Lin Uay The mother took a drop of drink now and Liotti. She had neen her drunk twice, Wi,.en t-iie wa* iirmik witness looked after the chi!d. 5he had "t *t-en it nince they left her house. Ite Mother h:* ?" 8utfj:ieTJt food herself. The accused's husband, a i>i..>enj*kt-r, was Lot a sober man. It was abuut six ,.r .,( Vd' weeks after they left her house I that she iit»i»<d the death of the baby. A hii^lit l. i.kitii; girl, Alice L^e, who said she was ten Jems <! n-H la-t April, and that she went to the Cathuiic fjenon', and had pad the second standard, wn taiUii. She made a statement that when Mrs Wypcr brought the baby she gave it her. She liaised it, a:td it slept with her and her grand- mother, and the latter before noing out left it sweet miik, C'-rii tl itir, ni,d arrowroot, which witness gave. She only looK the citi-ti iii the town once, to see a I circus. livery tune the Imby cried she took it up. nurstd aiui led i'. and then it went t-) sleep. Mra Wyper was at and c"m home orca a week. On ihi Mo;;oav i»;i-iii< on, about three o'clock, before Mrs \y I'"r \H'i ay, tiji child was on the sofa, and witness "id it «»u'd f»U r-ff, its mother saying it wouid I: I- much ioi- From then until it died it wouid not tnkt; any food which was offered it.- Mrs Wyper H w cuuid it fall off the sofa, when I placed it thuc Dr Johi^toii vi-,ve evidence similar ta that reported. The child vae; lz, idmrt of 5ibf. in weight—The Mayor: Itcu^ht to lime been some I-tlbs -By In. spectur I he < i.ild iw kept clean. It had not been pM-pf-ny f! (i 1!-r nioi.th. A n»w-b )rn infant would be heav a-i than it WHS.—Mrs NVyper It had never be-n won iiun: It" i,iriii.-Bv tiie Mayor There was nr Jui.fr •- loll.. Ln, i ilit- secured, said she had to go out t" e.»i: i.ei ~i-i:iui» ti-ih. She only had the child te!i iii, It, iii, t;i,r had lnin on a brick fi.or tllr two or inoiiMis, and had ni t had her clothes off r that unit. S.tf was sorry for her, RO she took It- r t»n i tie 1-ys and 10,11) had them ever since. -by the Mayoi :S;n- -ii i not knuweorn H mr was not proper Si c did .t for t .e best, and knew no better. It ;i not 10;" i;.inner nfter slie had it, it could not. Sh" i i-I not :n pind for relitf. — By Inspector Lindsny "I tiez e Imu *t< 1011 u nni'i-t about six years before < n on- of liie accused's c-!ni irei>. The accused did not liii.i-\v<itii if diink in a fortnight, and withi-ss (.1,.1 do tn-it in a c uiiie of dtyp. (Laughter.) Her ei t I..k as well :>s iip, if she had it. The Re:,oh th=*n i>t;ied for consultation. Upon their retail:, t n r -a; f t ey i;:d d-cided t ) di-- mids the caie. 'I ht-y tn ngh It otiu'iit to he a warning to the accu-iil it <• -v-1 a:.y in r,. i; >t t) feed them like thi. Ano-lis. tim ■ ii. '.vo-d i !,e lietr-r for her t.) spend the n:o?ioy in i i.e chii.i ttia-i d. iLk it. The Bench tt.o.ivUi it w iiiii-r case for thi li,c to have brou^i.i A C.\«n I Mary (..ivr.iiai. ii i.puomj, charged K ?zt Crump, Crecceiit Tei r -c., »ith i >v i:io abusive lan^t'.age — Mrs f :iviiu^_h sai'i o .hi y 1:1 iiefer.atit came by her and asked Sot I i). tit in r, er (.r mart;aiiue. Sue to:J de. fendant it wits Ih >• luiiiii tiiij. ,¡t, 1.1 I.er butt=r was iii»r^ar-ne, s-he replying that >!ie had given her n:iir.e an i a.i-nw, :u.d riiie dare not summon her. She said she wt? ;ti tie compelled to do so then, defendant, ai.-i'i c;.i,i!.ir i, r uncoinp imert >rv names. Such a..tl<t.n.elli. lui.'nt iio li.,ir injuiy. On Saturday she had of Lu t-r ii; t')e market, which she sold. She hud a vnim-p.j, Mrs Jane Gritfith., of Wortheiiln. • who t.ui not an.-iwrr when called.—1\C. Wooliam & I!.j lor had served the summons on the witness, coi!ip'nit:a:o itayir.s; she had j^romised to pay her.— Ivniiy i'at bishire, a daughter of de- fendaiit. ham ii mi ttier was sp?aking to M;s G-riftith-, when con:j i:Mii.t c. tn- up and called fiernatnes. Her niolher remai k>u to A; rs (iiiilitin I know there is no Euar^anne m yimr i iilt- Mrs Cavanaali being four yards mvuy. S:ie did not ilpeak to the com- plainant.—Mis f -;I she did not wish to hurt defend -nt, but st.e I ad a big LuMne-s, ar.d a Statement iiKt* thi- might do her a great itj-iry.-Ti, case was dijii.. c-J (;A*R: IRFNCK I <rprcErnT;t(?ItL'?'e?: U. Wec-er, S. Rjmrt- A wero crnnte-i to -I! G. Weaver, S. II jbert?, A. Mudd, .c'. I ?-
v C O C I L I AVllK.XHAM I COL VCiL. 'I I "L. of'-fIl I n s < • A v, J '"LY I IVo=rr.t Vi • M ■ ■ r (I>r. H. V. PAITII), in the ■ chair: .A Jones, NV. E. Si-irl-,iel, and 1\ < oun- iliors W. Pit rce, C. MurU-oS, Gt•>. I. 11. Done, B. Lewis, G. Cathr-». »■ t" l. i sou Mr T. Ilurv, town i clerk Mr V. M. Mnith, borough surveyor and Air I' i I s.-nitary inspector. v I i I' I K THE KOKoCliil. Inr mil- •- of t:u L'guting Com- mittee n ,11 h. 4th were lead. They 1.1" I' b 1 "I recofiimeii't i: additional lamp be id aced in Ruab .i-ro i, iwo limps in :etoiia-road. j The CiHTini t • • ■■ • >< .•mir.ended that as regards the seven owiun ^l'<> we expressed their as-sent to the t:-nr-- o:i v.- "ii the Council have agreed to light, at '< 1": e—.i, court a, squares, and alleys, a i.- m < un vrtaking in writing be sent to each for i' o siriei ii-g to repay tlie C'juncil J I 1 !■ t conneoted with the laving i of the ma -.I.ti supj.iyin^ the necessary j lamps to tl. • r j jojx-jLjes. On L!:e 13,t: v,n, -;ec--)n led by Mr Benson. M v -v ft i»f;rm»-«l. .j": "¡, ('.)".llTl.EE I .J, I i: r< >>F_S COMMITTEE. The 'i n.■ < I "ir.uttt e, which met on the'j:;i Tuey iucludcd an in- I structi-nt j w n Clerk to write thelocall agent .,f ti; .r. that the culvert of the brook httwi n I ii.t tre; t anti W iilow Brewery be cleans* < r i.1" i f cleansing by the Urban Authority I, r. f rence t the suggesterl nepotiat s >■ r.ase of the portion of land in front (If _\i • ..J. i.iiams' premises in Bridge- street, fn-"i Too -• v• i < [ the meeting it app?ared that Mr iiiinns i declined to accept any offer. It was rec m:r. ,J • hat as regards Mrs Brunt's cottagd í -nare, Pectrefelin, the ques-1 tion of III n ttand adjourned to the next meeting of ti, < •••rmittee, to -zive Brunt, who by absence ai prevented from appearing, an opporturutv <■' intending to state the owner's views more y I fore an order was made. I he Com;. re ni opinion that aD order I snon!(i be in;:o • f the following iiremise3 be! demolished witiuo I!j--c nontha after the service i of n-.n Iv — 1 to 3 or's -v ard PentretMin SO ami Ml U atery-road 3, 4, and 43: O'd Church l«j". Mount-street; 1. 2. 3, and 4, Harri;;r:n's.c()urt. lï¡;t,'r-;¡trèet 16 and 17, LambI i pit-street: cvV.nr dwellings, 7 and 11, Horse ) Market. Ii." M'>ica! Officer was requested to present to the next meeting of the Committee a report as to the condition of the following properties, from a sanitary point of view, viz. Old Guildhall, Hi p street Courts, Lambpit-atreet Courts, Abhi t-itieit Courts, Regis-place, House at corner of Vicarage Hill and Abbot-street, Jones'- court, Brook-street, Yictoria-plaie, Farndon-street, Victoria-place, Bri ^e-street, Chapel-street Court, and CoKegt-court, College-street. On the R:otioii of Mr Done, seconded by Mr Pierce, the- minuui v.-i-re confirmed. TH n mtOOK. The Town ("'er;: 1 i,,i,i the minutes of the Sewage Disposal Comtritttc meeting, held on the 9th, which approved of orders on the Treasurer on account of works executed by the contractor. Also that an appi:eiMon should be made to the W ynnstay lv-tate Olfice for the bricks promised for building up the front of the shippon at Five Fords harm. and aie., for certain drainage pipes. The Committee a:o o.rf.cte^ Co!. Jones' attention to the condition of tue brook below Kafod-v-wern farm. The Nfavnr de-ir^d to call attention to the state of the brook at the present time. He had received great complaints as to its state, and as to the abominable smell which arose from it. His informant told him that if he owned property in the place he would be inclined to bring an action against the Corporation. Mr Bevan. referring to the agenda paper, said that a letter from Cd, Jones was to be read, and the matter cou?d b?? then dealt with. i The Town ('¡uk r"spectfu!!y suggested that, in the absence of Col. Jones, the matter should be referred to the Sewa2e Disposal Committee, pointing out that there were difficulties which required careful consideration, ai-l if a special report were furnished bv the Borough Surveyor, the Town Clerk intimated the work of the Council j would be eased. Ald. Samuel moved the confirmation of the: minutes, and added that a month's notice be given to the clerk of the works, on the ground that the extension of the sewer was so nearly completed that ] any further duty of superintendence could be easily discharged by the Borough Surveyor. This was seconded, and agreed to. FISASCE. The minutes of the meeting of the Finance Com- mittee, held on July 25th, and which were of a routine nature, were confirmed on the motion of Mr Bevan, seconded by Mr Bernard Lewis. IMPROVING THE SHITHFIELD. L Lt. if* I l • <•« A. ? The smitnneia committee, wnicn met on mo 25th inst., received the Surveyor's plans for the improvement of the Smithfield, and his estimate. A letter was received from Messrs Jones and Son, auctioneers, applying for additional sheep pens, and calling attention to the want of such accom- modation, as well as the near approach of the autumn sales of sheep, when there would be a large demand for space. It was recommended by the Committee that sixty iron pens be erected at the south side of the Smithfield, and that tenders be invited for the execution of the work. On the motion of Mr Bevan, seconded by Ald. Samuel, the minutes were confirmed. I HOPJEFDL TIDINGS. The Recreation Ground Committee met on July 26th, when Mr B. Lewis occupied the chair, and three other members were present. Messrs J. Prichard and Benjamin Owen sent letters of apology for absence. The Chairman, with Ald. Evans and the Borough Surveyor, had visited Holywell to inspect the baths, but received no detailed information. Several local sites for a recreation gronnd and for the erection of swimming baths were discussed. The members present were constituted a sub-committee to inspect sites for a recreation ground and baths, and 13 determine the feasibility of acquiring the same for the purposes indicated. THE CORNER OF BROOK-STREET AND BRIDGE STREET. The following notice was upon the agenda:— Mr Alderman Richard Jones will move in accord- ance with leave obtained at the last meeting.— That the Council do reconsider and now rescind the resolution passed on the 27th May last, relating to the proposed plans of Mr W. J. Williams' pro- perty in Bridge-street and Brook-street, so far as regards the suggested bringing forward on the Brook-street frontage of the new building intended to be erected on that aite, and that the Council decline to approve of any part of the proposed new building being allowed to be brought forward in Brook-street, and so diminish the width of the existing thoroughfare and footway." Ald. Richard Jones said it did not require him to take up any time in moving the resolution of I which he bad given notice, further than to say that that was the first time since the incorporation of I the town that it had been proposed to allow an encroachment upon the public streets. It was not tight to allow it, for if that were done. there was no kuowing where it would stop. This was his only reason for moving the resolution which stoo d in hia name. Mr Bevan seconded, and eaid that the whole question had been so well discussed that Aid. Kichard Jones was viise in merely formally moving the resolution which he also formally seconded. There was no discussion, and the resolution was carried nun con., some members declining to vote. FROM MR BENJAMIN OWES. The Town Clerk said he had received a letter from Mr Councillor Owen, but as it might influence the votes of the Council, it would have been out of order for him to rea l it. It, however, contained a point which might be kept in view. Mr Owen, who wrote from the Isle of Man, pointed out that Mr Thomas Parry's property at the other side of the street came out of the direct line. He thought that if Mr Williams' proposal were granted, when the Railway Company took down Mr Parry's houses, which he hoped would, in the interest of the town, be soon, the at,. eet could be set back then, and so compensation would be made for the advance on the other side. MR ALL:WAm'S SMOKE. Mr rrank Alimauu, of the Victoria Mill, wrote with regard to the complaints of smoke issuing from his chimney. He pointed out that when an old chimney stack, which had been unused for several year*, was re-use J, it was only natural that a large quantity of smoke would issue from it. He had provided a smoke consuming apparatus and a steam jet, which the stoker had orders to use when the fire was coaled. The quantity of smoke was now much less, and the neighbours had expressed their approval. He considered that the account given ot the amount of smoke issuing from his chimney had been much exaggerated, at the same time he was willing to make every effort to prevent further complaint. Aid. Samuel, who said he saw the chimney every day from his yard, was of opinion that it had much improved. Mr Higgins, in reply to a question, said the state of the chimney was very bad now. The Town Clerk said he bad had a complaint about it, but a9 it was not in writing he did not bring it forward. Aid. Samuel said Mr John Mason, who resided near, said there was little or no nuisance. The matter then dropped. DIVERS LETTERS. A letter was read from Col. Jones expressing regret to learn that complaint had arisen as to tke state of the brook in his absence, and that he has called attention to the matter in the proper quarter. A communication was also received from the clerk of the County Council, stating that the Main Roads Committee recommend the County Couacil to agree to pay the Urban Authority the sum of fl4 per annum for the repair and maintenance of the approaches to Penybryn and Willow Bridges, which was, the Town Clerk explained, at the old rate. The Town Cierk real a letter from Mr Geo. Bevan, the local agent of the trustees of the eatate of the late Mr Peter Walker, stating that if the Corporation cleaned the Willow Brewery culvert, th^ trustees will pay the cost. (Hear, hear.) A letter was read from Mr Worboys, houBe surgeon of the Wrexham Infirmary, asking upon what terms the Corporation would disinfect beds for that iustitution. Oa the motion of Mr Bevan, seconded by Aid. Samuel, it was agreed to reply that the work would be done for the cost of the labor only. Mr Higgins reported that during the month the tolls from the fairs showed an increase of f3 133 Od over the corresponding period of last year. The Town Clerk said he had received a communi- cation as to a suggested course of practical demon- strat nr. at Wraxham in the art of butter-making, under arrangement by the local committee with the agricultural department of the North Wales 'j College. The circular was signed by Lord Kenvn, Sir W. Williams Wynn, and others, and he i-Jr Bury) had ventured to say that the Corporation would assist the movement. He believed that the assistance would be in the loan of part of the Guild. hall premises for committee meetings. The Mayor said he would be happy, as he was sure the rest of the Council would be, to assist. (Hear, hear.) Itir Pierce moved that the free use of the rooms be given to the committee. This was seconded by Alderman Samuel. THE FAIRS. The Town Cierk laid before the Council the list of fairs for 1391, which he said had been arranged as near those of 1890 as possible. Oa the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Mr Done, the usual cards and lists were ordered to be printed. FORMAL. On the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Mr Done, the Seal of the Council was affixed to the surrender in duplicate of a small piece of land in the Beast Market, sold by the Crown to Mr J. F. E iisbury; to an agreement for letting the S!aughter House, No. 7, to Mr Edward Parry, butcher and to a deed of covenant by Mr W. J. Williams to carry out an arrangement as to the air apace in the rear of his intended new premises in Bridge-atreet and Brook-street. THE INSANITARY PROPERTY. The Town Clerk said that he found that the usual London stationers had not got the forms of notices and orders required under the Artizan's Dwel!ing Act, which seemed to show how little it was used. He had therefore written to the Local Government Board asking if any forms had been i issued. FAILED TO PERFORM. The Town Clerk said that it would be remem- bered that permission was given Mr F. Jones, Abbot-street, to build certain property in Pentre- felin, if he promised to sign an agreement to per- i form certain alterations which the Council con- sidered necessary. Nothing had been heard from Mr Jones in the matter. On the motion of Mr Bjvan, seconded by Mr 1 Pierce, it was ordered that notice be sent Mr Jones requesting him to comply with the conditions of the Council. i THE CORPORATION INVITED TO CHAPZL. At four o'clock the Rev. J. S. Haworth, senior ] Wealeyan minister, Mr T. C. Jones, and Mr Edwards, Grove Park, were asked into the Council Chamber, when the Rev. Mr Haworth said he appeared on behalf of the Trustees of the New Wesleyan Church, Wrexham. The deputation would have been much larger, but unfortunately circumstances prevented other gentlemen coming I with them. The application was to ask His Worship and the members of the Council to attend in state the opening of the new church at three o'clock on Friday, September 5th. The invitation was a very cordial one, and they earnestly hoped it would be accepted. They would all grant that the new church and school would be a great advantage to the congregation and society meeting in it, but at the same time the building would not bp. a disparagement to the town—(hear, hear)—and on that ground they hoped to have the attendance of the Mayor and Corporation. There was also another consideration, and that was the late lamented Ex-Mayor laid a stone of the sanctuary, and it would be a gratification to all connected with the church if the wish they now expressed was granted. I Mr T. C. Jones also expressed how kindly the action of the Corporation would be taken if they attended. They were being invited to a Noncon- j formist place of worship, but it should not be forgotten that it was God's religion that it was Christ's religion. He felt quite sure that the request of the deputation would be granted. The Ma\ or said the Council would consider the matter, and the reply would be furnished. The deputation withdrew, and the Council went into committee to diecuss the matter. We learn that the consent of the Corporation to go in State to the opening of the chnrch has been given.
COXSECiJATIOX OF 6T. DAVID'S CHURCH, WREXHAM. The new church which has been built r. Rhosddu-road, Wrexham, for the accommodation of the Welsh members of the Church of England, and which we have described previously, was on Monday consecrated by the Biihop of St. Aeaph. At ten o'clock there was a Welsh celebrat ion of the Holv Communion, when tic Bishop preached. At 11 30 there was an English service. There was a large congregation, and among the clergy were the Bishop, the Ven. Archdeacon Howell, the Revs Grifihh Jenes (the curate in charge of the church), W. Vaughan Jones, R. Spurreil, and L'oyd Williams, Wrexham D. Stanley Davies and Silas Evans, Rhosddu J. Sturkey. Marchwiel; L. W. Davies, Esclusham W. Rees, B^rse: J. W. Jones, Balchgwyu J. Evans and G. Browne, Minera; M. E. Hughes, Brymbo J. Dobell, Ger8yHt; T. Joces, Rhos; T. V. Wickham, Gwversylit; W. "¡liiams, DJJgeIley; Stevens, Rhosymedre; D. Williams, Llandyrnog; and Greville, Bereham. The service was said by the Ven. Archdeacon Howell, and the lessons were read by the Rev. W. Vaughau Jones and W. Williams. Tne anthem was taken from Psalm xxiv., 8, 9, and 10. The Bishop preached from St. Matthew, xx, 34, Jesus said, how many loaves have ye? And they aiid seven, and a few little fishes." He asked them to regard the narrative not only as a miracle, but also as a parable, from which they could draw useful lessous for themselves. When they remembered that the work and mission of Christ's Church was to regenerate, not one part of man's nature, but his whole nature, they reaUsed that there was no department of life which lay out- side the Church's influence. All that conduced to salvation was the Church's work and concern. Surely it was a poor, very cramped, and untrue view of the Church to suppose that iti work was chiefly confined &o the work of Sunday. He was sure that that view was not prevalent in Wrexham. All that helped to make the social life of the people strong and wholesome was the Church's concern. Let them take as an instance the Church's work amongst the young. It was the duty of the Church to proiide for their religious and moral welfare, but it was also its duty to take an interest in ail that was conducive to their happiness, such as the promotion of healthy and innocent recreations. That was a very simple matt-sr, no diubt, but in a town like Wrexhatn it was an all important one. Surely that was, and ought to be, an all important part of the Church's work. Tne Church Iustitute, where good and healtby literature was provided for the young, and for those who had not got tha means of providing themselves with such reading, was also surely a work in which the Church ought to take a part. He did not think that they ought to deprecate the young people reading the best literature, for although the loss of material wealth and riches was bad enough, it was more terrible to be robbed of all the wealth of wisdom which was to be found in their English literature. Do not let them be afraid of their reading and thinking. They wanted them to read and think ior themselves, and so get at the truth. Let them teach their young men and women in Wales that it was not a wrong or wicked thing sometimes to laugh and sometimes to play-that it was not good for men's souls to be without pleasup*, any more than it was good for them to be without knowledge. Religion was the brightest and best thing in the world, and they made it wear a very false mask when they made it appear before the young with a gloomy and sour visage. The Bishop went on to speak of this very beautiful little church, which had been raised for the Welsh-speaking people in Wrexham. No doubt it had cost a very great effort to raise that church, and he rejoiced, and he felt sure all pre- sent also rejoiced, that the work had been brought to so successful a completion. He could well conceive, for he had met it himself in another parish, that one of the difficulties would be the criticism that the church was not wanted. People would say Welsh was dying out, and a church was not wanted. Well, he had known Wrexham for a great many years—perhaps twenty or twenty-five years-and he should not like to say there was less Welsh spoken at the present time than there was then, and it was certainly the duty of the church to provide ministration for the people in the language which they preferred. And even sup- posing that there was anything in the criticism, and that Welsh would soon disappear, there was still plenty of room for a church, although the services of the church were not carried on in the language in which it was originally intended they should be carried on. He merely touched upon that criticism because it was just the kind which was often freely dealt in on those occasions, but he did not think it bad much substance or force in it. He would mention that there was a considerable debt on the church, and he hoped all present would contribute generously towards the fund to clear that debt off. In conclusion, they .night offer a prayer that the church might be a blessing to all those within its walls, and that many might be brought to the feet of their Saviour. In the evening, at a We!sh service which was held, the Rev. W. Williams, rector of Dolgelley, preached. During the week services have been held, and sermons have been preached by the Revs. Griffiths Jones, Mostyn W. Morgan (Penfro), Llanaantffraid-elan-Conway; A. H. Grey-Edwards, Chester and John Owen, Llandegla. On Sunday, the Rev. Hugh Robertq, of Brymbo, will preach morning and evening. The debt upon the church amounts to £ 667 23, and the offertories of each service have been devctad to the reduction of that incubus.
AllMY, MILITIA, AND VOLUNTEERS. The annual carbine competition between the batteries of the Bangor Artillery Volunteers and the staff of the Anglesey Engineer Militia came off on Monday. The match resulted in a tie, both scoring 288 point?. A military cycle race for members of the Chester Garrison took plack on Saturday. There were seven competitors, and the distance covered was about twenty-two miles. The course was from the firtt milestone on the Wrexham-road to Wrexham and home again. An interesting race ensued, and the prizes were won as follows:—l^t. silver-mounted ostrich egcr. Company Serg. Daviet-, Royal Engineers; 2n silver-headed stick, Cul.-Sergt. Grimes, Cheshire Regiment; 3rd, briar-root pipe, Q iartermaster-Sergt. hooper, Royal Artillery Staff. Col.-Sergt. Hewitt, Cheshire Regiment, was fourth, and the others in close order. The prizes were given by Messrs. Bird. jun., and Litherland.
I SHOOTING COMPETITION. The splendid chal!enge cup presented by Lieut. Ethelstone to be annually competed for by the sergeants of the Depot R. W. F. and the permanent staff 3rd Batt. R. W.F. was shot for (by kind per- mission of Capt. Yorke) on the Erddie Range on Saturdav. The distances were 200, 500, and GOO vards, Bisley rules. The highest scorer was Sergt Major McGregor. 3rd Batt., who is therefore entitled tT have his name on the cur. His score was 73, viz., 21 at 200yds., 25 at 500yd»., and 32 at 600yd». Sergt.- Major McGregor also won 210, presented annually by the field ofifcers of the 3rd Batt., with the same number of points, made up as follows-31, 28, and 19 at each distance.
1ST V.B.R.W.F. AT CONWAY MARSH. The battalion goes into camp to-day (Satnrday) at Conway. A and B Companies assemble in the Beast Market at one o'clock, proceeding to camp by special train. C Company had achurch parade on Sunday. attended by Capt. Lloyd Edwards. Lieut. Acton, four non- commissioned officers, and about forty-five rank and file. The corps marched to church headed by the I hand. The sermon was preached by the Rev. T. W. Davies. On Thursday morning the fatigue party composed of twenty-four men under Quartermaster-Sergeant Hughes and Sergt. Sayle left Denbigh for Conway to prepare the camp. On Wednesday evening, the picturesque Vale of Gresford assumed the appearance of a Waterloo." The Gresford Company was broken up into di visions, to represent respectively the besiegers and the enemy, headed by Capt. James and Lient. Acton, of Wrexham. Cannon were heard booming at one end of the valley, while in another place, the sharp report of a rifle might have been heard. After manceuvre- ine for some time, the Volunteers returned, headed by the band, from the Vale to the Griffin. where re- freshments were provided by the host, Mr Jamea Robert*. The Volunteers leave Gresford on Satur- day at 2 o'clock for Conway Marsh.
1ST FLINTSHIRE (BUCKLEY) ENGINEER VOLUNTEERS. JLhis corps attended divine service on Sunday ￼ morning. The men fell in at ten o'clock, and headed by the band marched nnder the command of Major Gib3on to Emanuel Church, Bistre, where a very appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. H. Trevor Hughes founded on i, Samuel, iv. chapter, 9 verse.
MERIONETHSHIRE AND THE MILITARY. At the invitation of the High Sheriff of Merioneth- shire (Mr C. E. J. Owen), a county meeting was held at Dolgelley on Tuesday afternoon for taking into consideration (1) the advisability of forming a Volunteer battalion in the county (2) the state of recruiting in the county and (3) the advisability of joining the Merioneth Militia with Carnarvon instead of with Denbighshire. The High Sheriff having explained the object of the meeting, referred to the successful prospects of the movement. On the motion of the Lord-Lieutenant, seconded by Mr John Vaughan, it was unanimouly resolved: "That it is desirable to form a Volunteer battalion for the county of Mer- loneth." Colonel Liddell said he had just received a telegram from the Government stating that they were aDxious to find a range in North Wales of 4.000 yardi and 1.000 yards behind target, and if any gentleman ￼ !leed him (Co!. Liddeli) a "'?'" to ? gentieman TerefD(J, be much obliged to them. P? S I
JOTTINGS FltOM LONDON. WELSH PUBLIC QUESTIONS. The very clear and unmistakable iewr y written by Mr Scbnadborst to Mr Stuart Ren?de?l .tys doubtless too well-known to my readers to require » long comment by me. I may, however, observe that it has been read by the London Welsh with the keenest satisfaction, which feeling !9 I am sure shared by Welshmen at home. The references o those important Welsh questions, Disestablishment and Welsh Liberal Federation, have been most heartily welcomed, and the general feeling here is that Welsh political movemerts have thereby re- ceived a fresh impetus, which will go far towards assuring an eventually successful issue. In all probability Mr Mundella will have a great deal to 1 say about these matters when the Welsh meet at Builth for the purpose of public discussion. These meetings are anticipated with much interest, for I they will not only possess special significance in the choice of their main objects, but they will help to shape and solidify Welsh public opinion. They may be accepted as the mouth-riece of the whole of Sjuth Wales and Monmouthshire. Many of the most prominent London Welsh will be present, and there will be among the speakers a fair number ot Welsh members of Parliament. Another important consideration for the Princi- pality arises through the death of Mr H. D. B, Dillwyn, whose deeply regretted decease leavel vacant a post which it is desirable should be filled by a worthy and suitable succes-Bor. The appointment of a revising barrister on the Welsh circuits is one that touches the Welsh-speaking portion of thecommunity very closely, and some efforts are being made to secure an official who speaks the language under- standed of the people." In South Wales, I am told, I there is not at present a single revising barrister who knows Welsh, and I do not think the northern circuits are much better off in this respect. I am given to understand that Mr Abel Thomas was at one time looked upon as a probable competitor, but as he has since been mentioned in connection with the vacant Liberal seat for East Carmarthenshire, I suppose he has renounced the suggestion. The nomination to the vacant revising barristership is awaited with some anxiety, and it is hoped that the efforts being made to secure a Welsh-speaking official may be attended with success. Particulars of the forthcoming Eisteddvod at Swansea have been published during the week, and may be considered satisfactory in All respects. The musical judges will be Messrs Joseph Btruby, August Manus, David Jenkins, J. H. Roberts (Pencerdd Gwynedd), and Dr. Joseph Parry. Substantial money prizes are offered in the four great choral contests. In the first of these, one of the pieces will be the great chorus from Israel in Egypt" (Handel), The people shall hear and be afraid." In the second of the contests one of the prizes will be the gold baton, presented by Mr fritchard Morgan, which. however, does not become the absolute property of any choir until it has been won twice in succession. A FASHIONABLE WEDDING. I On Saturday afternoon a very lare and fashion- able crowd assembled at St. Paul's Church, Kuightabridge, to witness the marriage of Mr H. J. Walsh, M.P. for Radnorshire, with the Lady Clementina F. A. Pratt, sister of the Marquis of Camden. The bridegroom belonged formerly to the let Life Guards, and, in recognition of this, a detachment of the regiment lined the aisle of the church during the ceremony. There was a full choral service, and the beauty of the proceedings wa-i further enhanced by the lovely toilettes of the ladies. and the brilliant uniforms of the men. The bride was dressed in an ivory white satin gown, with deep Brussels lace flounces. The floral trimmiug was orange blossoms and clematis. She wore a veil, and carried a handsome bouquet of white roses and clematis, and her jewels were diamond hair pins, diamond brooches, and a pearl necklace. The presents to the happy pair were both rich and numerous, and included a diamond and pearl pin and two gold cups from the Prince and Princess of Wales. After the ceremony, the newly-married pair and their friends assembled at the house of the bride's aunt, in Park-lane, where a garden party was held. The B:ue Hungarian Band performed during the afternoon. Mr Walsh and Lady Clementina Pratt left late in the after- noon for Lyndhurst, where they will spend the honeymoon. DIMINISHING CRIME IN WALES. u I I am much obliged to you, I am sure," said Lord Coleridge the other day at Mold, where he was presented with a pair of white gloves on presiding at a maiden assize, And I will make a point of wearing them if I can." It is evident that his lordship was doubtful as to the fit of the gloves, but this after all is a trivial detail. What is more important is the Lord Chief Justice's remarks on crime in Wales. Before appearing at Mold he had gone through the whole of North Wales, and everywhere he had observed a steady decrease in the number of criminals. Flintshire was mentioned by Lord Coleridge particularly, and he said that he thought the visits of judges there might almost be dispensed with altogether. Nor must it be inferred from this that the Lord Chief Justice disapproves of abolishing assizes generally in Bmall counties. On the contrary, he upholds the practice of taking the best administrative legal skill to the very doors of the people, and indeed his lordship's opinion on this is supported and borne out by experience and common sense. All the more on this account is the great judge's expressions on diminishing crime in the Principality to be noticed and remembered. They are all the more gratifying after the expression of an opinion by another great legal official, who not very long ago referred to the number of perjury cases which came under his notice when going on the Welsh circuits. ANOTHER EASTING MAN. Succt a recent success as a champion fasting man appears to have inspired another candidate for the morbid interest of the public. Jacques, a French man has undertaken to fast forty-two days (two days longer than his predecessor), and if his staying power lasts till Saturday (to-day), he will have accomplished his self-imposed task. Jacques is terribly emaciated, but he claims not to have lost as much flesh as Succi did in the same time. Nevertheless, he presents a pitiful spectacle, and, in looking at him one cannot help asking why such painful and useless exhibitions are allowed. His body has so diminished and shrunk that even the neckbands of his shirts have had to be taken in," so as to fit him. He has suffered lately from want of sleep, and is altogether in a very reduced con- dition. Like Succi he has, I am told, some mar- vellous decoction which he is allowed to take, but nobody who sees him will be inclined to follow his example and adopt that as a substitute for the daily fare of an ordinarily constituted human being. Among Jacques' visitors on Monday was Berry, the executioner. A CURIOUS CELEBRATION IN LONDON. It is nearly twelve hundred and seventy years since Mahomet took his long and historical journey through the Arabian de-ert. The Hegira or flight of the Prophet, undertaken when he was about forty years of age, is one of the chief events celebrated by his followers. The anniversary occurs during July, and it was presumably in consequence of the great Mussulman holiday that a very curious scene was witnessed on Monday at the Royal Albert Docks. The Mahomedan employes of the P.O. and British Companies assembled in large numbers, and during the day the whole neighbour- hood was alive with barbarous rejoicing and gaudy with oriental costumes of all possible colors. Led by their priest, and chanting hymns, our foreign friends went in procession round the docks, while the sacred green banner floated over their heads. When this religions service was completed the whole Mussulman population gave themselves up to a day of thorough enjoyment, and I must add, in justice to them, that their rejoicings were reason- able, and did not culminate in a single case of serious mis-behaviour. This curious Eastern custom at the docks is an annual event. A WELSH CHURCH was opened on Sunday at the West End of London. The Bishop of Swansea preached in Welsh in the morning and evening. The church was crowded. The Archdeacon of London preached in English in the afternoon. On leaving the church, it was pleasing to see the friendly greeting between kinsfolk, who had evidently been long separated, and the need for such a church was quite apparent. The site-which is in St. Mary's Terrace, Paddington Green-was given by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
THE COLLECTION OF TITHES. "ORGANISED RESISTANCE." Un Monday, Mr Stanley Leighton asked tha First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention had been called to the renewal of organised resistance to the payment of tithe rent-charge in Montgomeryshire, and ti the rir,t which occurred on the 12 h of July at Llanfihangel, in that county, in which Major Godfrey (the Chief Constable) was struck, and Mr Craft, the auctioneer, repeatedly kicked by the mob, and whether the Government will take steps to ensure the punish- ment of those who enter into illegal combinations to defeat the law ? Mr W. H. Smith said the Secretary of State had read a report from the Chief Constable, who stated that there had been no organised resistance on the occasion in question. (Hear, hear.) Nor had there been in the county for the last three years. It was not a fact that the Chief Constable was struck. The auctioneer received a kick, but not seriously. The amount distrained for was recovered. The Chief Constable attributed what slight disturbance there was to insufficient notice being given of the levy, time not allowing of the adoption of those conciliatory measures hitherto securing due administration of the law without disturbance in the county. Where such exists in other counties, the Government were pre- pared to take steps to bring to justice any offenders I against the law.
The discovery was made, on Wednesday morning at the Paris General Post Office, that the mail bag had been cut open, and a registered parcel containing £6,000 stolen. The man who drove the mail cart from the railway terminus at which this bag arrived was arrested, but on showing that he could not have touched any of the bapa, he was liberated. It is thought that an official in the postal railway wagon may have been in league with a clerk in °?^ Office. and telegraphed to him in- formaiton which enabled him o know on which bag to operate.
BROXTON. T> TT __> > J PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY.—Beiore IV. N<R E.q., chairman R. 0. Orton, and S. H. Sandbach. E8'lr., and Rev. C. Wolley l^d. Assistant Overseer at Malpas.—Thomas Tomkins of Malpas, applied for the signature of the B.nch to his appointment I'f assistant overseer for the parish of Mapas He stated that his salary was 1:25 a I year, and he also received ClO FL year for c )Ilecting a special sanitary rate. The document was signed pro The Dons 4.ga in. -Thomas Gibson, Farndor, waa summoned by Serrt. Martin for having a dog, a spaniel, unmuzz'ed on the 22nd June, ut Farndon. The defendant's wife appeared, and practically ad- mitted the charge, but said her husband could not attend that day, as his employer could not spare him from getting in his hay. There were two other charges again-t the defendant, one for being drunk and dis- orderly, and the oil er for assaulting the policj at the same time and place.-Sergt. Martin said the defen- dant attempted to set the dog on him whi!st in the execution of his duty.—A warrant was issued for his apprehension. Furious Driving. Wm. Carr, pig dealer, of ThreiLpwooci, was summoned by P.C. Hurst for furi- ouslydriving a hoise along the highway, at liiston, on July 13h. Defendant did not appsar.-Fiiied 40s and coats or a month's hard la'ior. Claim for Trages -Thomas Davies, The Hough, near Malpas, was summoned by Hannah White, a domestic servant, for kl l/s 8] wages due.-Com- plainant said she was hired from March till Christmas at the rats of £15 a year. She went into the service oo the 31st March, and left on the 2:id insf. She had previously g iven a month's notice, and left on the expiration of that notice. She gave notice because they were always finding fault with he*. At the time she gave notice defendant had threatened to kick her. J—Mr James Etches (who appeared for defendant), elicited from complainant, in cross-examination, that she gave notice because her mistress did not want her to go to Malpas for a holiday, as they were very busy. Her mi-treas would not give her money to go. She went, however, and she left her situation at four o'clock in the morning.—On being asked by the Bench if she was willing tu go back, complainant said she was, if they would use her well, and defendant also expressed his willingness to take her back, It was therefore dec ded to adopt thii course, the costs (£1) ti be deducted from complainant's wagei. BUCKLEY. I BISTRE BOARD SCHOOLS.—At the last monthly meeting of the Mold School Board, H.M. Inspector's repoit of Bistre Board S.'bonis was read, which was I of a highly satisfactory characte,, the percentage of p"8e8 being :—Boys, 95 girls, 98 each department receiving the excellent merit grant. The infant department a!s > passed a c irrespondinsjly satisfactory -XAminati.m. Ttie t. t d amom t of gratit earned was 2260 10) 81. belli*; an increase of about klg on the previous year. FUNERAL OF Mitg J. V. STEPHENS.—The funeral party left the resiieiica of the deceased at seven u'clock in the morning. B fore the hearse were Dr. Low and Rev. H. T. Hughes, vicar of Bistre, and ministers and friends who lia I come from South Wales. After the hearse came the deacons, officers, and members of the Congregational Ctiurch, and num- bers from other places of worship in the nelghboui- hood. The coffin was cohered with beautiful wreaths. Mr Stephens and a large number of relatives and friends left M»U i-tition at 7 45, and were expected to reach Dowlais about 4.30. at which place the remains would be met and interred that day. PRIMITIVE METHODIST TABERNACLE CHAPEL.—The annual camp meeting took place on Sunday in a field kind y lent by Mr S. Peters. Services were held in tie morning and afternoon, and sermons were preached bv the R=v. S. Stubbing*, Mfssre Hulse, R. Jones, Wharton, Cheater, and John Roberts, Buckley. A lovefeast waa held in the Tabernacle Chapel. A large number of the members and friends paraded the principal streets and sang hymn*. BRYMBO AND BROUGHTON. I THS INDEPENDRSn.-On Sunday and Monday the annual meeting of the Bryn Zion (Independent) Chapel, Brymbo, took place, when the lisv*. D. Thomas. Cymmer, Glamorganshire D. G Davies, Portmadoc; and H. M. Hughes, B.A., Liverpool, preached to large and attentive congregations. The service on Monday evening was very well attended. CAERSALEM TREAT.—On Monday the annual school treat in connection with the Caersalem Chape- Calvinistic Methodise Pentre, took place. The pro cession, numbering about 150, marched from the chapel to GWftiyllt Station, whence they were con- veyed to Chester by train. On arriving at Chester lunch was given to all the children in the Primitive Methodist schoolroom, after which they enjoyed them- selves ahout the town until four o'clock, when tea was provided. The following ladies presided at the tables —Mrs John Robert", Misses Jane Jones, Thos. Edward. H. Robert", C. Williams, Benbow, Mrs Thos. Gordon, and tb9 MiMea M. E. JonM L. Edwards, M. J. Edwards, M. E. Parry, and H. Roberts. The tea, &c was provided by Mr John Parry, Pisgah Hill. The arrangements were success- fully carried out by Mrs E. Jones. Chester. Mr John Parry, supeiintendant, Mr E. Evans, Westminster Colliery, and Mr Wm Davies. secretarv. SALEM BAPTIST CHAPEL, Ztfoss.-On Monday the Sunday School treat took place. The scholars and friends met at the chapel at 12 30, when a procession WM formed, and paraded the locality. It was headed by the banner of the Sunday School, and the choir sang several pieces, under the leadership of Mr Tho3. Williams. Afterwards the friends were conveyed by brakes and traps through Ruabon to Penyhryn Farm, near Penycae, which is the property of Mr Joseph Edwards, Derwc-n House, MOM. An excellent tea was prepared at the farm by Mr and Mrs Edwards. The following ladies rendered valuahle service :—Mrs A. Evans, Gwersyllt; Mrs M. A. Valentine, Pentre Bronghton Mrs M. Valentine, M03S Hill Mrs M. J. Roberta, Mra L. A. Trevor, Moss and Mrs Lewis, Chapel Hous, Mar. Spoiti were arranged for the children, and dozens of caps, ties, and handkerchiefs were distributed. Aefore returning the children had a bun and new milk. The choir having sung one of their favorita tunep, short addresses were dvep. A vote of thanks was warmly accorded to Mr and Mrs Ed ward. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.—On Tuesday the first anniver- sary was held, when the Rev. T. Lloyd, vicar choral of St. Asaph, preached, morning and evening, to large congregations. In the afternoon a tea meeting to k place, the proceeds being in aid of removing the remaining debt off the church. About five hundred paitick of an excellent repast. On Wednesday the annual Sunday School treat took place. The scholars and teachers numbering fully 300 assembled in a tent (erected on a field adjoin- ing the church), and were each adorned with a ritbon. Thev then proceeded to the church, where a special children's service was held. and the Rev. Vaughan Jones, Wrexham, delighted the children very much with a few interesting remarks. Headed by the band of the 1st V.B.R.W.F. (Gwersyllt) they marched through Pentre, Bryn Sion, to Brynmally Hall, where they were met hy Mr T. H. Clayton, in the absence of his father (Mr T. Clayton). Prizes (the gifts of Mr T. Clayton) were presented to the following for regular attendance :-l\Ir F. Hutchin- son's class Mr Albert Edward Guy, Mr Cadwalader Evan., Mr Samuel Evans, and Mr John Sedgwick. Mr J. Davies' class: Master Henry James Smith, Master J. E. Matthias, and Master John Williams. Mr Hugh Edwards' class Masters Edward Parry and John Parry. Mr S. Matthias' class: Messrs Morris Roberts, Albert Jones, and William H. Povah. Mr John Evans' class: Mr Walter Griffiths, Mr Alexander Griffiths, and Mr Thomas Rogers. Miss Sarah E. Jones' class :-Miiasea Pollie Rogers, Matilda Jones. Eliza Ann Evan". Mary Humphreys, and Jesica Williams. Mrs Hugh Edwarda' claas :— Misses Cordelia Jones, Ada Jones, Annie Jenkins. and Masters J. T. Griffiths, Tnn. H. Roberts, and Robert P. Williams. Infants Masters K. Roberts, B. Itogerti, Willie Jenkins, Thomas H. Sedgwick. and Misses Mary Jenkins and Grace Jenkins. Miss Clav- ton's classes :-lst class, Misses S. E. Williams and Annie Jones 2nd class. Miss Maria Matthias. Mr Wm. Kendrick's class :-Irs Jane Jones and Mrs Broadhurst.—Mr T. H. Clayton congratulated the Rev. D. Lewis on his success in the Sunday School. —Tea was provided in the tent. The tables were pre- sided over by ladies connected with the church. Tea over, racing, jumping. &c., were enjoyed on the field. The band also played for dancing to a very large company. Mrs Wm. Jones kindly placed her house at the disposal of the party. The bread &c., was snp- plied by Mr Churton, Brynteg, and gave every satis- faction.
FORESTERS' FESTIVAL. The members of the Court Miners' Friend in Need, A.O.F Brvmbo, held their anniversary at the Prince of Wales Inn, Brymbo, on Friday. The members, headed by the efficient band of the^rd Cheshire Reeiment (under Sergeant-Drummer Ouzman), called at Bro. Samuel William j' Rock Tavern, for refresh- ment, thence by way of Cerney to Brynmally Hall, the residence of Mr Clayton (an honorary member of the Court), who gave the members a short address. The procession afterwards wended its way to the Courthouse, via the Green, dinner being laid out by the host on the Green. After dinner a meeting was held under the presidency of Bro. J. M. Jones,, D.C.R. of the Chester and Dunham o'th' Hill District, supported by Bros. Edward Roberts, C.O., loan Powell, William Edwards, Griffiths, Shone. Rogers, &c Messrs J. A. Chadwick, Wrexham Col.-Sergt. Hewitt, P.C. R., Chester; Col.-Sergt. Bennett, S.C.R., Chester; Mr Macmillan, New York, 4c. Several letters of apology for absence were read from Messrs J. H. Darby, Brymbo. T. Clayton (enclosing subscription), W. F. Butler, G. J. Findlay, F. Lynch (enclosing subscription). Mr T. H. Clayton, Gwastad, Mr Benjamin Hulse, district secretary, Chester, &c. After the loyal toasts had been duly honored, the Chairman gave the Army, navy, and reserve forcef." Col.-Sergt. Hewitt replying. Mr E. Roberts, C.C., in proposing' The Court Miners' Friend in Need," said the Court had of late seen turbulent times, but that those were now things of the past, and a more successful year was expected. —Bro. James Rogers, D.C.R., in responding, said the members of late had taken deep interestlin the man- agement of the affairs of the society, an'. the officers had spent a good deal of their time in redeeming mortgages, and 2etting the society funds invested upon good securities. Upon reference to the state- ment of account, they would find that the balance of the sick and funeral fund at the commencement of the year was 21,439 63 9d, whilst at the end of the year it had decreased by £48 7a lid, which was owine to heavy sickness. The contributions to the Bicir fund received were 920wr) 16* 4d, the amount paid out in sick relief being 2264 7s lOd. The number of mem- bers was 202, and the average amount of funds per member £7 03 5Jd. The juvenile branch consisted of five members, the total worth being £8 12s 9fcd and they were glad to say nearly twice as many members had been initiated of late. During the present year they hoped to recruit their lost strength. (Cheers ) Mr E. Roberts proposed the" Visitors," to which Mr Chadwick responded. Brother James Rogers proposed the Medical Officer and said Dr. Crighton had given every satis- faction to the members. The past year had been a very trying one, both for the medical officer and tfor the ick fund, and glad they were that both the ?ick fund and doctor'were aafe and 8onnd. Dr. Crighton, in replying, was heartily cheered. Owing to the heavy strain on the medical men during the past year they could not very well attend to their oatients as they desired, but they did their best. tapplause.) Mr loan Powell, proposing Prosperity to Brymbo and diatrict said that for a few years back the aspect of affairs as to the future of Brymbo looked very uninviting, but thanks to those who had invested their capital the district was quite rich. (Hear, hear.) Mr E. Roberts, in responding, said they were all interested in the prosperity of the district. A bright future was in view, no young men would have to leave Brymbo for want of employment. Heal,t,h of „Bro Bro. W. Roberts proposed the 01 Health of Bro. J. W. Jones," who briefly referred to the condition of the Chester district.—Cheers were given to the chair- man for presiding, and to the host for his substantial dinner.—In the evening dancing was enjoyed.
BRIEMBO AND BROUGHTON NOTES. There ia but little stir among the colliers, but it is expected that the tide will turn towards the middle of August. The Westminster colliers have changed their plans. Instead of visiting Shrewsbury fhral fêe, they will go to Liverpool. Thursday is not a convenient day. The foot road leading from Black Lane through Mount Pleasant and Castletown to Moss is in a very deplorable state. There is an enormous amount of traffic on this road, and something ought to be done, ere the coming winter sets in. As pulling down the site of the Public Hall at Summerhill, a love letter" was found in the rubbish. DA FACTO. 1- GWERSYLLT. THE LATE MR B. LLOYD.-On Monday the remains of the late Mr Benjamin Lloyd were interred at St. John's Congregational Burial Ground, Buckley. The deceased gentleman was ninety years of age, and for the last four years bad resided with his daughter, Mrs Robert Wynne, at the New Inn. He expired very suddenly, without illness, we should think from sheer inanition. He belonged to the Congregational Church at Buckley for fifty-seven years, and was well known there for his generous support of the cause. It was his wish to be buried amongst bis old friends. The minister and members of the chapel met the funeral cortege at Lane End, which was followed by Mr Catherall, his old master, Rev. O. B. Jones, Mr Allen, Sydallt, and the children and grandchildren of the deceased. I PICK HILL. I PRIMROSE LEAGUE FETE. The members of the Holt and Marchwiel Habitation of the Primrose League on Saturday held their annual fete at Pickhill Hall, which had been kindly placed at their disposal by Capt. Ormrod. The weather was all that could be desired. Owing to harvesting operations there was not a very larue attendance. Amongst those present were Capt. and Mrs Ormrod, Sir R. E. Egerton, Mr and the Misses Griffith-Boscawen, Mr and the Hon. Mrs Tighe. Mr St. John Charlton, Ctiolinondeley Capt. and Mra Crofton, Rev. L and Mis Wickham, Isycoed Rev. J., Mrs, and Miss Sturkey, March- wiel Mr and Mrs G. W. F. Rabbins, Gresford Mr and Mrs Soames, Llwyn Onn Mr H. J. Itoyds, Bangor Mr and Mrs IA Hugh-Jones, The Caia Mr J. Evans, Cheshire View Mr A. A. Walker, Marchwiel Mr Rathbone Jones. Holt; &r-. Selections were given by the Oak Alyn Band, con- ducted by Mr J. n. Williams. Tea was pat taken of in a commodious tent, and afterwards a meeting was held, the programme concluding with dancing. It had been announced that the speakers would include the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, M.P., who was unfortunately unable to attend owing to sudden indisposition, and Mr W. Holloway Bott, Oswestry, who could not be present, as he had to be present at Shrewsbury Assizes. Captain Ormrod said this was their first annual meeting, and the following had been proposed as officers for the ensuing year :—Ruling Councillor, Mr Ormrod hon. secretary and treasurer, Mrs Ormrod. With regard to the aslaistant secretaryship, he was sorry to say that Mr Rathbone Jones said he should be unable any longer to perform the duties of that office. The name, therefore, of Mr Edwin Edwards had been proposed for the poet. Mr Pemberton was proposed as warden, ann Mi-a Pemberton and Miss Randies as sub-wardens. For Isycoed Mr Charles Parsonage and Mr St ikes were proposed as hon. and assistant secretaries, Mrs Griffiths as warden, and Mrs Cooke and Miss Edwards as sub-ward ens. For Marchwiel—secretary, Mrs Hughes; assistant secretary and treasurer, Mr Lloyd Phillip-i wardens, Mr Morris and Mr Lee sub-warden, Mr Walker. He begged to move the appointment of these officers. The resolution having been carried unanimously, Captain Ormrod said he was very sorry to have to announce that the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, M.P., was unable to be with them on that occasion. They had fuily expected him, but a telegram had been received stating that he was unavoidably detained. He was glad to say, however, that Mr St. John Charlton had been good enough to come all the way from Chol. mondeley, about fourteen miles, to visit them—(hear, hear)—and he was sure they were all mueh obliged to him. (Applause.) They had also present Mr Robbins, whom tl-y did not expect, but his presence amongst them was a most agreeable surprise. (Applause) He would now call upon Mr St. John Charlton to propose the first resolution. Mr St. John Charlton then delivered an address eulogistic of the present Government's Home and Foreign policy, and subsequently moved a resolution of unabated conifdence in the Government. Mr G. W. F. Robbins seconded the resolution, and stated that the Primrose League now numbered 933 874 members, the increase for the past year being 97,000, or an average of 2,000 per week. The resolution having been carried unanimously. Mr G. P. Edwards, Wrexham, moved, and Mr Rathbone Jones seconded, a vote ot thanks to Captain and Mrs Ormrod for their kindness in inviting tha members of the Holt and Marchwiel Habitation to Pickhill. Captain Ormrod acknowledged the compliment, and the business part of the proceedings terminated, dancing being subsequently indulged in on the lawn. I ROSSETT. VISITORS AT MOUNT ALYN.—This beautiful neigh- bourhood has been largely patronised by pleasure seekers during the last few days. From Liverpool we have had Turner and Dennett's employes, and those of the Liverpool Printing and Stationery Works, who were well catered for hv Mr and Mrs Dudieston, Trevor Arm?, Marford. Mr Francis Fox, Mount Alyn, besides being so good to the children of the parish in which he resides, has been entertain. ing the employes of the Mersey Railwa- Company. About 170 were entertained by Mr and Mrs Fox last week, and on Wednesday another 170 were their guests. They left Woodside at 150 p.m., and arrived at Rossett at 3.11. From the station they marched up to Mount Alyn, which commands a lovely view of the surrounding country, and were cordially welcomed, on their arrival in the drive in front of the house, by Mr and Mrs Fox. The Birken. enhead Mission Band, several members of which are in the Mersey Company's service, headed the pro- cespion from the station, and played during the after. noon. Among those present were Mr C. A. Row- landson, resident engineer Mr C. L. C. Tait, traffic manager Mr C. Birchall, Liverpool Joit; iial of Commerce; Mr S. J. Carr, general manager, Sea- combe, Hoylake, and Deeside Railway Mr J. Earle, Mr Pickand, permanent way inspector Mr Cole, audit department; Mr J. Oliver, pumping depart- ment Mr Hobson, permanent way depaitment Mr A. Read, stores department Mr J. Fright, works inspector Inspectors Hammond, Pennington, Wright. Molyneaux, and Fitzgerald Mr E. Davies, Great Western Railway. During the afternoon the visitors ehjoyed themselves in strolling about the grounds, playing cricket and football and engaging in other outdoor diversions. In the evening they sat down to a substantial meat tea, in a tent near the Trevor Arms Hotel, at the foot of Marford Hill, and returned home by the train leaving Rossett at 8.30 r-m., reaching Woodside at 9.41. On Thursday, 15 of the engine drivers and the women in charge of the waiting rooms will be entertained by Mr and Mrs Fox.
MATRICIDE IN FRANCE. I A murder case of a singularly revolting character has just been tried at Versailles. Last May an old woman named Levert was found hanging by the neck from a low branch of a tree in the forest near Saint Leu Taverny, her shoes being five yards distant, and her position almost a kneeling one. The suspicion naturally arose that she had been first strangled and then fastened to the branch to make believe she had committed suicide. It was though that her son, Emile Levert, was the most likely person to have committed the murder. His mother was a peasant proprietor. and a widow. When he was about to be married fi ve years ago, she made over all her property to him and a daughter living in Paris, in return for a smaU annuity. Soon after she signed the deed the son said he could not pay his share of the annuity, but was willing to let her have the run of the hotisp. Het health broke down, and, as she could not work, he insisted on her paying for her keep out of what hia aieter allowed her. This she tefused to do. From that time she was beaten and starved. Twice the neighbours rescued her. and denounced him, and he was condemned to terms of imprisonment. When charged with the murder be began by denying it, and on being driven into a comer said that the mother one day lost her head and threatened to kill him with a reaping hook. In his rage he threw a rope round her neck, strangled her, and then took her corpse in a wheelbarrow to hang it from a branch in the forest. He afterwards said that his mother was an old miser. She could not work, and she refused to pay for the food she ate. Levert's counsel pleaded that if the mother could rise from the grave and come into court she would implore indulgence for her son. The best way to avenge the crime would be to leave the accused to the stings of remorse which, if his life were spared and he condemned to the solitude and silence of the gaol, must for ever assail him. The jury took this view, and pronounced a verdict of guilty, with extenuating circumstances.
There was a disastrous explosion at the Pelissier Pit on Tuesday evening. About 160 men were in the pit at the time, and of these only 38 were brought out alive. Many deaths have since taken place at the hospital. Two men, named John Wheeler, familiarly known in the locality as Half-pint Jack." and William Lambert, were shot dead on Wednesday afternoon in Hortford-road, Kingsland, by Walter Alfred Hargen, who is said to be a discharged soldier lately returned from America. Hargen was pursued and captured by two civilians, and the crowd that quickly gathered assumed a very threatening attitude towards him. No motive can be assigned for the crime, and there is nothing to show that the murderer and his victims had been acquainted. Mary Herron, of Southport, brought an action for breach of promise and seduction, in the Nisi Prius Court, against John Mort, a Wigan leather merchant. Mr Justice Smith, in summing up the cage, strongly 'I animadverted on the peculiarity of the defence raised. and characterised the defendant aq an abandoned j loose man. The jury found for the plaintiff, danage3 £1.5.
WELSH NOTES. On Saturday it was decided by the Fc-stinio» Local Board to apply to Merioneth County Council for the moiety allowed of the salaries of the Surveyor, Medical Officer, and Inspector. e Sir Edward Watkin, M. P., has offdred to the Royal Astronomical Society a site for an observa- tory on the summit of Snowdon, but the Council of the Society have been compelled to decline the offer owing to want of funds. The honorable baronet intends next year to set about ereativ improving the road to the top of the mountain hd also proposes to build a new hotel there. On Tuesday Capt. Conwy opened a two J?.. bazaar in the courtyard of Rhuddlan C?tle in J of a movement which he had started for public reading and recreation room in th" "t ng a. One of the extra attractions was a amali tr f. b ()Up 0 Epping Forest gipsies, who occupied one of the castle towers. A boy of about twelve or thirteen yeara of a 4 e named George Hambley, fell into the a? ? H ?' head on Wednesday. He was fishing ? e?? from the quay when he fell over, and st™2 against some steps, by which he cut a deep caah his head. Henry Hughes, Water. ide, who happened to be near at the time, jumped into the water and rescued the lad. At Dolgelley. on Tuesday the body of John Ed. wards, who had been missing for some days, was found in a pool under Tyn-y-rhibyn Bridge, Torrent Walks. The deceased was last seen late on Satur- day night at Croes Fones, about two miles from Dolgelley, near the top of Torrent Walks. It is stated that he was then the worae for drink, and wanted a bottle filled with whisky, which waa re- fused him. When his body was found there wu a large stone tied round his neck, and a large hole was visible in his forehead. Deceased was familiar with all the gold mines In the Dolgelley district and it is said that by his means more than hair of them were discovered, as he was a good though self-taught, metallurgist. He had taken J,3 with him when starting from home on Friday morning. On Tuesday, as the 12.5 p.m. goods train wa shunting at Machynlleth Station, John Hughes aged 16, son of Mr John Hughes, Master of the Corris Brass Band, who was employed by Messrs W. H. Smith and Sons, was trying to put down a brake on a loaded wagon which was being shunted into the warehouse, and in doing so he fell across the metal, and one wheel passed over his body. He was seen by Mr Sanger, the locomative super. intendent, who at once ran to him, but death appears to have been instantaneous. Dr. Dz,, ies was soon in attendance. Later in the day an inquest was held, before Mr D. Evans, depnty coroner, and a verdict of Accidental death 11 wag returned. James Sullivan, who had a number of aliases, and had a record of imprisonment at LiverpooL Kilmainham, Altrincham, Knutsford, and Douglas, has been charged with attempting to pick pocket at Llandudno. The bench thought there was not sufficient to convict the man for pocket-picking, but decided to commit him for thtee months witb hard labor as a rogue and vagabond. Thomas Hughes, Bryngoronwy, Anglesey, who was arrested on Wednesday last on warranta charging him with forgery and with uttering forged documents, and who affected his escape from a police-constable, has not yet been recaptured, although the most diligent search is being made. It has been ascertained that he crossed the terry to Carnarvon in a small rowing boat. and paid hia fare to the boatman, but nothing has been heard of him since. At a conference of representatives of all the Mon- mouthshire Nonconformist Churches, held on Tues- day, at Newport, Mr J. Griffiths (president Welsh Congregational Association), presiding, a resolution was unanimously passed to represent to the County Council that it was essential that Monmouthshire should be included in the Welsh Sunday Closing Act. The attention of the Council was also directed to the opening of public houses on Sunday in Breconshire within the limits of the Council area. A deputation was appointed to present the resolu- tion to the County Council, and it was resolved to invite the co-operation of the Church of England in Wales. On Friday, a conferenc3 of delegates representing the different unions in Montgomeryshire was held at Newtown for the purpose of considering the desirability or otherwise of reducing the number of workhouses in the county. Colonel Harrison pre- sided, and considerable discussion took place oa the subject. At present there are four large work- houses in the county capable of accommodating about 800 inmates, and workhouse masters, matrons, officers, &c., have to be maintained, where- as the average number of indoor paupers in the four unions is about 225. The population of tha whole county is under 70,000, and it is felt that a reduction in the number of workhoupes would be advantageous. It was unanimously decided that steps should be taken with a view to reducing the number of workhouses.
JgETrON SAYCE, VAUGHAN 4 £ jO., STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS, 45, HIGH STREET CHAMBERS, NEWPORT MOX. Telegraphic Address :—" Sayce, Newport." WE HAVE BUYERS OF All Cambrian Railway Stocks. S2,000 Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway Sto k. JE1,000 Taff Vale Stock. XI,000 Barry Railway Stock, at 1921. X300 Rbymney Railway Stock. -6500 Great Eastern Stock. 30 Rhnndda and Swansea Bay Sh res, at 12.2 6. X500 Cardiff Corporation Stock, at 107. £ 2 000 Brecon and Merthyr Railway, A Deb. 20 Neath Water A Shares. 20 Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Shares, 15 Swansea Gas Shares. XI,80 Wrexham Mold & Connah's Quay A and Debenture Stocks. WE HAVE SELLERS OF 20 Arnold Perrett Shares. JE500 London and North-western Railway Stock. 20 Lloyd's Banks. 10 National Prnincil Banks. 30 Montgomery Bre wery shares. JE2 000 Brecon and Merthyr A 4*/0 Deb. Stock. £ 1.000 Cambrian Railway D Deb., at 96. £ 2,0!i0 Taff Vale Stock. £ 3.000 Great Western Railway Stock. X500 Cardiff Corporation Stock. J5 Westlake's Brewery, Ordinary. 1300 Barry Railway Stock. N.B.-Prices of any Railway, Corporation, Gas. Witer Tramway, or any miscellaneous company forwar(lo-t cD application. 13ti2bf
George Gregg was on AVednesdav sentenced t3 seven years' penal servitude at the Cheater Assizes, for having attempted the life of Bridget Brown, as Seacombe. by shooting her with a revolver. On Wednesday, at four o'clock, Jacques entered on the fortieth day of his forty-two day's fast at the Westminster Aquarium, and there now seems every reasonable probability that he will succeed in beating all previous fasting records. A case of hydrophobia has just been reported in the Austrian capital. A lady was bitten by her own dog several weeks ago. It was not a bai bite, and the dog behaved as usual, so that she took no notice- On the following day, however, the dog disappeared, and never came back. When two days ago the old lady, who was spending the evening with some friendl in a public garden, was suddenly taken ill, an showed signs of intense excitement, Profeqgor Meynert was called and he immediately recognised symptoms of hydrophobia. After twenty-four hoars of terrible suffering the victim died early or. Wednlg, day morning. An advertisement travels and works while ht œer- chant is asleep and hia store is closed.
BORDER PARAGRAPHS. Fire broke out on Friday night on a farm occupied by Mr Rowe Morris, Wrexham-road. near Chester, and on the Duke of Westminster's estate. The Chester Fire Brigade, after several hours' work. succeeded in preventing the flames from spreading to adjoining buildings. Over f400 damage was done. The origin of the fire has not been ascertained. Birkenhead as the city of the future would appear to be near realisation, say3 the Liverpool Journal of Commerce. We understand that boring for coal is now in operation on Wallasey marsh, near the Bidston station on the Seacombe, Hoylake, and Deeside Railway. It is confidently anticipated from the formatiou to find coal at a workable depth. Should this be so it will entirely revolutionise the whole of the district of Wallasey and Birkenhead. As Mr and Mrs Carter, of Edge Green, Malpas, were driving to Chester on Saturday, the horse bolted, and came against a wall near Malpas Station with great force. Mrs Carter was thrown out so violently that she received injuries to her head which caused death. Her husband, who was also thrown out, was conveyed to Chester Infirmary in an unconscious and precarious condition. James Doyle was charged at the Chester Assizes. on Tuesday, with the attempted murder of his wife and sister-in-law at Birkenhead. The jury found that prisoner was insane at the time he committed the outrage, and he was ordered to be detained during her Majesty's pleasure. On Tuesday an interesting discussion took p'a.CI' at the Conference at Chester for the Cheshire diocese between the lady associates of the Girls Friendly Society respecting the amusements to be provided for the girls.—Mrs Losh (Stockport), said they permitted dancing, while Mrs Howson (Crewe) remarked that they had unanimously agreed iF) discountenancing it because of its many tempta- tions, and had successfully substituted the art of basket making.—Dr. Jayne, who presided, said the basket-making might do more temporarily, but until they were prepared to introduce basket- making into London society as a substitute for dancing he was not prepared to transfer it to other classes. He was not a dancing man he left that to the Archdeacon and junior clergy-(Iaughter)- but he was of opinion that in respect of dancing they need not strive to fight against nature. In children dancing was one of the most natural amusements it was done in his late parish at Leeds, and in All Souls' parish, Leeds, with results both satisfactory and encouraging. There were dangers, but let them not rush headlong against it. nor say that dancing was right for one or two orders of society, and wrong for others.