LOCAL NEWS. I MISSION.—A six days' mission will be conducted by Mrs Redford, evangelist, of Manchester, in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Talbot-road, from February 7th. Time of services is Sunday, 10.45, 2.30. 6.30. Each week-night at 7.30. NEWSPAPERS.—On Sunday night the Rev. M. 0. Evans will preach in the Cheater-street Congrega- tional Church, upon "Newspapers Good and Bad The sermon is in connection with the Camelofc Guild, and the service begins at 6.30. KING-STREET SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The annual mee? of the above school was held on Tuesday ?° t when prizes (given by Mrs B. Copleaton) rliotrihnted for good attendence. A very pleasant evening was spent. 2vlr G. D. Gough ia the ￼ Mr J. Garner ia the secre- tary. ?"ms HONOR JUDGE LLOYD—HIS Honor Sir Hor^ atio Lloyd, Recorder of Chester and Judge of V? :°of this district. is a candidate for the vacant office of Recorder of London. The o. Tuesday by th. A£ '»<.«» tb.t .n Frid.y THE CHr™ S ARMN. -We notice that on Friday (February 19Lh) the Rev. L. W. Davies, vicar of Esclo.hmr., will addre.. a we.tmg » the ExchanRe Assembly Room, Town Hall, Blackburn, ￼ "Tr?mna Criminals, and Inebn?tea: Can they be re instated The address will be an explanation ￼ the ￼ of the Church Army, and an appeal for workers. The Right Rev. Bishop Cramer-Roberts will preside. PARR'S BANKING COMPANY, LIMITED. Mw r J. C. ￼ on Friday at a meet- ing of Parr's Banking Company, Limited, when the ￼ reported to be in every way satisfactory. A di7idend of 19 per cent., free of income tax, baviDg been declared, ￼ Mr J. C. « £ £ aocouotant, of Liverpool, was re-appointed auditor at an increased Balary. H.OHTOWS ￼ BAND O? foXTiUh meetidg of the Band of Hope in connection with reeHifhto«oew.°fey.» MiLion «■•»• °» the Higntow Miss Phvllis Pryce Jones, one of the day evening, MiHu„h price Hughes' Mission, aisters from the Rev Hugn r £ ere given by London gave an addrei;s. Song by M°»M^rRob" "fS&r Robertat and Mr J Stanford gave a recitation. A recitation ￼ ￼ ￼ Williame, Miss Annie Jones being second. Are "si'SHEa. «™»»1 meeting of the members oI this place of worship was held ￼ H*r j»' s"°"« pre reports read were of a very satisfactory nature, ?Mtimde th. ?e hope ??"?W???? a short and the hope vr y amjointed. DnriD the time a paBtor woul i8e^ nearly 9350. Before y?r t?'.coD?e?o? ?d??r? when Mrs Ke^d. M.ss8Barber, and Miss St.? p.?ided over the t?Hez. I RETIREMENT.-An advertisement announces that' Mr Simon Jones, who has been conducting a well- known confectionary business at 5, Hope-street, for the past 31 years, has now retired. He is suc- ceeded by Mr J. H. Leece, who has been his fore- man for the past 20 years. BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY —To- morrow (Sunday) at the Baptiet Chapel, Chester. street, tho Rev. T. E. Williams, Aberystwyth, will preach at 10.45 and 6.30. On Wednesday evening, at 7.30 the annual public missionary meeting will take place, when the Rpv. J. A. Clark (of the Congo Mission), will attend as the deputation. Collections will be made towards the funds of the above Society. MR. JAMES SAUVAC.B.-Our readers will BE ￼ 10 learn that Mr Sauvage is still being smiled upon by fortune in America. The following para-o-raph is taken from The Musical Herald for this month Alvassar College. The American Girton music has now been raised to the level of a collegiate study. Students in it will have to matriculate, and go through a regular course. The professor (Mr E. M. Bowman) will, on State occasions, take his seat among the professors of other subjects. Mr Bowman has put Mr James Sauvage in charge of the vocal department" STANSTY SCHOOL BOARD.-At a meeting of this Board on Tuesday there were present :-Mr W. EllIs, chairman; Mr E. E. Humphreys, Mr R. J. Powell, Mr R. Fishbr, and Mr R. J. Kendrick, clerk. I he applications for the post of assistant master were read and considered, and Mr W. G. Cameron, late of Moray Honse Training College, Edinburgh, was appointed.—Messrs. Fisher and Humphreys were appointed visitors.—Mr Humph- reys was granted the use of the school for a public meeting in connection with the proposed new road from Rhosddu to the Great Western Railway Station. UNSIGNED PAPEits.-On Wednesday evening, at the usual meeting of the Wesleyan Mutual Improvement Society, Mr J. Hopley Pierce pre- siding, the Secretary (Mr M. Littleiohns) read several Unsigned Papers. The papers had the following titles The Aspirate," The Modern Woman," Poor Woman," "The Singing of Amen in our Church," The Personality of Satan," "The Bitter Cry of Outcast Wrexham." Discussions took place on the last two papers, in which Mr W. Ellis, Mr W. Aston, Sergt.-Major McGregor, Miss Evans, Mr J. Hopley Pierce, Mr Livingstone, and Mr D. Dodd took part. HOPE SCHOOL BOARD.—At a meeting held on Monday, at Abermorddu Board School there were present Messrs J. Griffiths (chairman), H. H. Hughes (vice-chairman). Bowman, Woolfall, Lewis, and J. Oswell Bury, Clerk. The Clerk said that as no money had been paid to the treasurer by the overseers of Hope on account of the £:>25 due from them, he had been unable to issue the cheques signed at the last meeting.—The Attendance Officer reported that during the last few weeki-I owing to the inclement weather, the average atten dance had greatly diminished. A decided im- provement, however, had been since the disappear- ance of the snow. ST. DAVID'S CHDRCH.—An informant tells us a story which deserves to be recorded. On a recent Sunday, Canon Fletcher decided to pay a -isit to the Welsh Church, where he conducted the service and preached. As the Vicar's knowledge of Welsh is popularly supposed to be somewhat limited, the sermon was in English, and the prayers were also delivered in the same foreign tongue. The Prayer- books at this church are of course Welsh, and as the congregation was not equal to the task of making the responses in the Saxon language, Canon Fletcher had to lead off, and occasionally his resonant voice was heard alone. Our correspondent suggests that the Vicar might learn Welsh. THE MAYOR'S Soup KITCHEN.-The distribu- tion of soup by his worship the Mayor (Mr Frederic W. Soames) was continued until Friday, at the Old Swan Inn, Abbot-street, several hundred quarts being provided at each distribution. The preparation of the soup has, throughout, been under the direction of the Mayoress (Mrs Soames), who has actively interested herself on each occa- sion, and personally served large numbers of the recipients with their portions. Each ticket pre- sented entitled the bearer to a quart of scup, and a loaf of bread, and as one or more tickets were given to the recipients according to the number or necessity of the families no doubt the timely gift proved very acceptable during the late severe weather. ST. JAMES'S HALL.—Commencing, on Monday, for six nights, a great theatrical treat is in store by the appearance and performance of the celebrated Anglo-American Actress. Miss Claire Scott, who is supposed to be the greatest actress seen in England since Ristori. Beyond question Miss Scott is one of the most promising actresses now before the public, and who is supported with one of the strongest organizations travelling—including the renowned Actor, Mr S. King Coburn. The re- pertoire to be performed during the week is Elizabeth, Queen of England," "Mary, Queen of Scots," and "Henry VIII." We have no hesitation in saying crowded houses each night will be the reward in bringing such extraordinary talen to Wrexham. SMOKING CONCERT-The third smoking concert, in connection with the Wrexham Football Club, was held at the Golden Lion Hotel on Wednesday night. Mr Alderman R. W. Evans occupied the I chair. The following was the programme Song. 0 that summer smiled for aye Mr J. Humphreys Song. The song that broke my heart"Mr Arthur Lea Song Every jolly Jack Mr John Roberts (V.S.) Song Parson and Clerk "Mr Fred Charnley Recitation. White Slavery "Mr James Raborn Song. Anchored Mr J. Humphreys Song. That's what he did for England "Mr Arthur Lea. Song The Village Blacksmith Mr Baird Song. Enniscorthy" Mr Fied Charnley Song "Tom Bowiing" Mr Fred Hairis Sone "The Longshore Mau Mr J. Roberts (V.S) ZION CHAPEL DEBATING SOCIETY At the usual meeting of this society on Friday even- ing, a paper was r<ad by the Rev. O. B. Jones, Gwersyllt, upon Napoleon Bonaparte," and within the space of an hour he gave to his hearers an interestirg survey of his life, dealing particularly with those memorable in- cidents in which Napoleon's military genius shone conspicuously. Towards the close of his paper, Mr Jones gave a striking analysis of the character J of the great French hero, and in a few stirring sen- tences he told his attentive and interested audience what he thought of the plans and intrigues which the busy brain of Napoleon had given birth to. in order to achieve the consummation of his restless ambition. On the motion of Mr Howel Jones, and supported by three or fcur of the members, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the Rev. O. B. Jones for his excellent paper. WREXHAM INFIRMARY.—The secretary grate- fully acknowledges the receipt of L26 5s from the Wrexham and Acton Colliery workmen, per Mr W. Ellis, being the first moiety of subscription to the indoor fund for the current year. Also the following sums, viz.. jE35 f.om the workmen at pias Power Colliery, per Mr F. A. Sturge £211 from the Vron Colliery workmen to make Mr W. F. Butler a life governor (indoor fund) LIO 10s annual subscription from Ffrwd Accident Fund, npr Mr A. Reid. and il 7s Id from employes in the loco and carriage department, Great Western Rail- way, per Mr Phillips. The following additional Hospital Sunday collections have also been re- ceived, viz Welsh Independent Chapel, Rhos, JE2 2s; Adwy Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, JE1 Is Queen street Chapel, Wrexham, £3; Welsh Church, 153 lOd. MASONIC INSTALLATION.—On Tuesday there was a large gathering of Freemasons in town. when Bro. Thomas Beech Barton was installed W.M. of the Square and Compass L >dge, 1,336, at the Masonic Hall. The following officers of the Lodge were present --Broii. R. H. Done. W.M., Gwilt Cathrall, I.P.M., Thomas B. Barton. S. W., D. D. Pierce, J. W., C. K. Benson, treasurer; J. W. M. Smith, secretary J. Phennah, S D., John Little, J.D., W. A. Fraser, I.G., J. F. Edisbury, organist; RR. W. G ?codine, steward; Howel Divies, P.M., R. W. Evans, P.M Thomas J. E. Young, P.M., G. P. Rowbotham, P.M., J. A. Harris, P.M., and T. Lee, tyler. The follow- ing members of the Lodge were also in atten- dance Bros. J. E. Thomas, A. Willder, Bernard Lewis, Thomas Sumnal, A. Renfree, R. T. Powell, J. W. Bishop, C. Price, Edward Jones, Alex. Crisbton, James Shaw, J. E. Jackson, A. McGuffie, J. Curtis, Richard Lewis, H. Venables Williams, Geo. Bevan, Ll. Powell, Wm. Griffiths, Newton Fisk, Chas. Davies, Edwd. Edwards, Thomas Jackson, Claude Martin, and G. P. Edwards. The visitors present included the following :—Bros. J. England, P.M. 1,432 H. Venables Palin, Square and Compass, 1,336 J. Kilvington, S.S., Aberystwyth; G. F. Adams, S W., 721 K.. Rowland Jones, Aberystwyth Hfnry G. Little, I.P.M., P.G.P., Caradoc, 1,674 J. Fisher, P.M., P.G.A.P., Royal Sussex, 353 Grenville Jones, Shrewsbury F. L. Scotcher, W. Cope, Bala ? S'? St. He'ens J. A.)Robin-on Square .? » 1 336 Herbert Ellis, P.M., In- .721, w. P«ri., w-a ij». w™. Peers W.M P G.S-B., 721 John E. ?S?/J.?.'B?/P.?'?. 1,325, ￼ J. D. Bolton, P.M.. 1,477, Mold W P. Jones M. F.G ^B. 1,477, Mold loan I ?. Mersey 'V B. Robes, .P.<?.D.ç:, 357: Apoli 'Union W. Hollowav Hott. W.M., at. Os??. Fred. W. Pilcher, 2,386. Clarence; R. ?jErans 1,336; R. Pryce, H. E. Tompson, P.M., 56; &c. Bro. Barton was impressively installed bv Bro. Gwilt Cathrall. P.M. The W.M. nominated" the following officers :-Bro. R. H. Done, P.P.G., St. B. I.P.M. Bro. D. D. Pierce, S W Bro. James Phennah, J.W. Bro. R W. Evans, P.M., P.P.G.S.B. Treasurer; Bro. G. P. Rowbotham, P.M., Secretary Bro. John Little, S.D.; Bro. W. A. Frazer, J.D. Bro. R. W* Glascodine, IG. Bro. J. F. Edisbury, P.M., P.P.G.J.W. Org. Bro. H. Venables Williams, 8.S. Bro. Newton Fisk, J.S. Bro. T. Lee tyler. At the close of the ceremony, the W.M., on behalf of the members of the Lodge, presented Bro. R. H Done with a splendid P.M. Jewel.—In the evening the brethren and a large number of visitors sat down to a banquet at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, | the W.M. presiding. WELSH METHODISM.—On Tuesday evening Mr J. G. Roberts read a paper upon this subject, before the members of the Hill-street Mutual Improvement Class. It proved to be of much interest from every point of view, and a discussion followed. The Rev. E. Jerman presided, and the usunl vote of thanks was passed. IMPENDING VACANCY IN THE COUNCIL.—It has been decided by the Tory members of the Town Council to make Mr R. H. Done alderman. The appointment has not been made, but Mr William- son, the chosen Conservative candidate, has issued his address. Mr J. Hopley Pierce, the Liberal candidate, has sent his out also, and there is not the slightest doubt that Mr Pierce will win very easily. TRIP TO MANCHESTER.—On Friday, the Man- chester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Company will run a trip to Manchester, leaving Wrexham at 2 30. and returning from Manchester at 11.20 p.m UPON AMERICA. On Monday evening, Mr Simon Jones, C.C., read a paper, entitled What I saw of the country, of the people, and of the towns of America," before the members of the Mutual Improvement Branch of the Penybryn Guild. Mr Stevens presided over a large attend- ance of members, and the paper, which was of a most interesting character, was greatly enjoyed. At the close a vote of. thanks to Mr Jones was passed, on the motion of Mr Stevens, seconded by Mr Charles Dodd. PRESENTATION TO MRS SCOTT.—Mr D. D. Pierce has on view in his shop. the handsome testi- monial which is about to be presented to Mrs Scott, head-mistress of the Tenter's School. It consists of a valuable black marble clock and vases to match, with gold and bronze ornaments. The clock bears a silver plate with the following in- scription :—" Presented to Mrs Scott by the man- agers and teachers (past and present) of the Wrex- ham National Schools. in recognition of her valu- able services during the past 25 years, Christmas, 1891." CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.—The Rev. E T. and Mrs Birch gave their annual Church missionary tea party to a large number of friends, on Monday evening, at the Savings Blnk. Mr Birch received many letters from friends not able to comp, amongst others Sir R. E. Cunliffe, Dr. Williams, and the Vicar of Brymbo. The public meeting in the evening was crowded. Canon Fletcher pre- sided, and the deputation was the Rev. Canon Acheson, of Chester, and the Rev. T. Holden, of the Punjab. The hon. secretary (Mr Birch) read his report, which was highly satisfactory. Sermons in aid of the society were preached on Sunday by the deputation at the Parish Church, St. Mark's, and Hightown. THE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS.—In the West Ward Mr J. E. Powell, the sitting member, is to be opposed by Mr Charles Murless. Both gentle- men have issued their addresses, and the contest is progressing merrily. Mr John Prichard, the mem- ber for the South Ward, is convalescent, and his address is in the hands of the electors. The name of the Mayor is mentioned as a possible candidate. Mr Ingham's seat in the North Ward ib looked upon with coveting eyes by the Tories. Mr R. W. Evans has been asked to stand, but he has wisely declined a hopeless fight. If the Tories per- sist in opposing the sitting Liberal members, they will only have themselves to thank for the result of their temerity. COAL MINES' REGULATION AcT.-By direction of the Right Hon. Henry Matthews, H.M. Secretary of State, an examination was held at Owens' College, Oxford-street, Manchester, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 21st and 22nd Dec. last. The object of the examination was for the granting of certificates of competency to such candidates as could pass the standard requirements under the Act, both in theory and practice. Eighty-seven candidates went in for the second class certificate, but, so stringent were the tests applied, that only two from this neighbourhood successfully passed them, one being Mr Joshua Evans, of The Cottage, Rhostyllen, now employed at the Beraham Colliery. Mr Evans was prepared for the theoretical part of his examination at the Brynyffynnon School, con- ducted by Messrs Haughton and Wright. SOCIETY or RAILWAY SERVANTS.—The ordinary meeting was held on Sunday, with a capital atten- dance and a large amount taken in contributions. The Vice-chairman officiated in the absence of the Chairman, he being ill. On the call for new mem- bers eight resDonded, all Wrexham Mold ar.d Connah's Quay Railway men, who received a hearty welcome. The members were pleased to know that the member who was prosecuted hard won the case. It was decided that the secretary wait upon the solicitor with a view of proceeding against the member's late employers for wages owing him, and defamation of character. The members expressed their determination to stand by him in the case. The secretary presented the balance sheet, and gave his repost for the year, which was passed as satisfactory. Correspondence from the Board of Trade, General Office, and other places having been dealt with, a vote of thanks to the Chairman closed the proceedings. THE CAMELOT GUILD.-On Tuesday night, the above guild had a successful meeting at the Con- gregational Schoolroom, Chester-street. Ita spite of the malaria and stormy weather, there was a goodly company. This time the gentlemen were in charge of the commissariat, and handed the refreshments round as if to the manner born. Additional interest was lent to the gathering by the fact that the members of the Penybryn Guild were present by special invitation. Mrs Allmand, Miss Jackson, and Mr Greene (Parr's Bank) rendered the musical part of the programme in their usual happy style. Mr R. Newstead, curator of the Chester Maseum, gave an interesting lecture on Curious Insects," illustrated by numerous diagrams and specimens. The Rev. M. O. Evans (president of the Camelot Guild) proposed a heaity vote of thanks to Mr Newstead, which was seconded by Mr James Stevens (president of the Penybryn Guild). Mr Newstead was then elected honorary vice-president of the Camelot Guild, in recognition of his service to the society on many occasions. THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF MARKETS.— After a service of twenty-eight years, Mr Samuel Wright has resigned the post of superintendent'of the markets. The resignation will be much regretted, for Mr Wright, by his courtesy, con- spicuous fairness, and attention, won the esteem of the large numbers of people with whom his business brought him in contact. We hope in his well-earned retirement he will spend many happy years. On Tuesday the Directors of the Com- pany met to appoint a successor, when the follow. ing were the selected candidates:—Mr Daniel Roberts, 4, Pleasant-terrace, Rhostyllen, parcel booking porter at G.W.R. Station for last ten years; Mr Herbert Edward Owen, 15. Ruabon- road, warehouseman at Cobden Mill Color-Sergt. Wm. Duffey, 1, Trafalgar-road, Hightown, Wrex- ham Mr Thomas Lloyd, Berse Drelincourt Vicarage, Wrexham, sawyer; Mr Ed. Jones, 11, Spring-road, Rhosddu, coal dealer; Mr George Jackson, Mount-road, Brymbo, lampman at Vron Colliery, and Mr John Dickinson, Rose Cottage, Penyffordd. The Direotors appointed Mr Daniel Roberts to the vacancy. RAILWAY CONCERT.—The first annual concert, in connection with the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants' Orphan Fund, was held at the Publto Hall, on Monday evening. The ex-Mayor I (Dr. H. V. Palin) presided, and there was a good I audience. The following programme was admir- I ably sustained Pianoforte solo Miss Beale Song. "Bid we Discourse bli-so Lizzie Robei a, Song. Soldier's Widow" Mr J. Crofts Banio song (encored). I do not ask for more. Mr E. Crofts Comet solo Scenes that are brigUtest" .Mr James Ingham Quartet Warrior's Song" Wrexham Quartet Party Song. at Kilamey" Miss Lizzie Robtrt* Bone solo Mr E. Crofts Nigger dialogue. Messrs E. and J. Cr. fts Quartet Forsaken" Wrexham Quartet Party Seng and Dance Mr J. Crofta Musical dialogue Mr E. Crofts Dance Mr J. Groffcs Cornet 1010. Pretty Jalle" Mr J. Inghnim Sketch. Ginger"Messrs E. and J. Ciofts Miss Beale was a most efficient accompanist- At the conclusion of the programme, Mr Bunce pro. posed a vote of thanks to Dr. Palin for presiding, and to the artistes for their services. He referred to the kindness of Dr. Palin for presiding at that concert, and also at two previous meetings of railway servants, and said that the railway men looked upon him as an old friend. (Hear, hear.)— Mir George JoneB seconded.—The vote was unani- mously accorded and Dr. Palin replied. THE REV. GRIFFITH WILLIAMS. Oo Friday afternoon a presentation was made to the Rev. Giiffith Williams,. Rector of Llangynog, at the Mission Raom, Hill-street. The Rev. Canon Fletcher presided, and alluded to the hearty good- will, real affection, and true devotion which existed between the people of St. David's Church and the Rev. Griffith Williams. He wished him every blessing in his new sphere of labor at UnDgynog. Mr Gethin Jones, churchwarden of St. David's, made the presentation, which consisted of a hand- some marble cleck, a pair of bronze ornaments, and a pursfe of £50. The clock bore a Welsh inscrip- tion, of which the following is a translation 11 Presented to the Rev. Griffith Williams. B A., together with a purse of JE50, by the worshippers at St. David's Welsh Church and his well-wishers,, as a token of their great esteem for him during taa time he held the curacy in the parish of Wrexham. January, 1892." Mr Jones referred to the work which the rev. gentlemau had done in connection with the Welsh cause at Wrexham.—The Rev. Griffith Williams, in returning thanks* said he should always look back with pleasure upon the time he had spent in Wrexham. He loved the Welsh people and the Welsh Church, and he had the cause deep at his heart, and while he lived he should always remember them. After some remarks in Welsh by Mr Robert Owen, and an address by the Rev. W. Vaughan Jones, a vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman, and the meet- ing closed with prayer and the Benediction, pro- nounced by the Chairman.-In the evening a very successtul soiree was held in the Saving's BA-uk, which was largely attended. ( THE PASSION PLAF .-On Friday the Rev. John (Gerard, of Stoneyhurst College, the well-known lecturer, will lecture upon this subject in the Public Hall, at eight o'clock. There will be lime- light views, and we hope the audience will be large. HILL-STREET CHAPEL.—The re-opening services of this place of worship will be held to-morrow (Sunday), and continued during the week. The chapel has been re-pewed, decorated and very much improved. Particulars 0'f the services are to be seen in the advertisement. -On Wednesday the annual visitation of the church was held, when the accounts were presented and the statistics re- viewed. The church is in a flourishing state, and last year upwards of £5()() was raised. THE CONCORD CONCERT.—The first of a series of Concord Concerts, got up by the Mayor and Mayoress, was held in the Public Hall on Friday, and was crowded. The performers included Miss Gladys Williams, Mrs Ross, Messrs G. Scotcher, J. Ingham, Cadwaladr Lloyd, H. Viggars, A. E. Lewis, F. T. Evans, and the Borough Band. The concert was a success in every respect, and in promoting it, the Mayor, who presided, and the Mayoress who was also present, were aided very materially by Mr J. W. Parry, the hon. secretary, and others. It is eXDected the future concerts will be even more excellent. MR WILDE'S TESTIMONIAL FUND.-The sub. scription list now being raised for the purpose of presenting Mr William Wilde with a suitable testimonial, on his retirement from the office of deputy chief constable of Denbighshire, amounts at present to nearly E90. Among the subscribers are the High Sheriff of Denbighshire (Mr J. R. Burton), the Mayor of Wrexham (Mr Frederic W. Soames), Sir Watkin Williaais Wynn, But., the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, M P., the Ex-Mayor of Wrexham (Dr. B. Venables Palin), Sir Theodore Martin, K.C.B., Mr F. H. Barker, J.P., Mr Henry Dennis, J.P., Mr Oliver Ormrod, J.P., Mr Edmund Peel, J.P., Mr Edward Evans. J.P., Colonel Barnes, J P., Captain Best, R.N., J.P., Mr R. Myddelton Biddulph, J.P., Mr R. V. Kyrke, J.P.. Mr John Bury, J.P., Mr William Overton, J.P., Mr J. F. Edisbury, J.P., Mr J. Oswell Bury, J.P., Alder- man R. W. Evans, Mr Alfred Owen, Mr George Edwards (Trevor), Mr J. Salmon (Farndon), Mr W. A. Halden, Mr W. J. Sisson, Messrs J. and F. Beirne, Mr Frank Lloyd, Mesarp, Rogers and Jackson, Mr Thomas Clayton, Messrs Acton, Bury and Acton, Mr J. Allingtou Hughes. Mr John lewis, Mr Ashton Bradley, Messrs Charles Bate and Son. Mr John Roberts, M.R.C.V.S., Mr Samson Michell, Mr H. Venables Williams, Mr A. Willder, Mr Jno. Jones (Grove Lodge), Mr John Harrop, Councillors Done, Murless. and Cathrall, Messrs Bevan and Phennah, Mr D. D Pierce, Dr. Parry Jones, Mr T. B. Buton, Mr loan Powell, Mr LI. Powell, Mr J. A. Harris, Messrs Jenkins and Jones, Mr R. F. Graesstr (Cefn Chemical Works), Mr John Little, Capt. Claude Martin. Mr E. Stanley Clark. Mr J. Cole- mere Gittins, Messrs W. H. and E. Edwards, Mr E. T. Fitch, Surgeon General St. John Stanley, Mr Charles Glascodine, Mr Charles T. Evans, Capt. Lomax, Mr Eilias Griffith (Chirk), Mr John Thomas, C.C., Mr Charles Hughes, Capt. Clayton, Mr S. Peate, Mr C. M. Holland, Dr. A. E. Tumour (Denbigh), Mr W. A, Butt, Mr E. Babb, Mr Wm. Beirne, Mr H. E Tompson, &c. THE MARKET HALL COMPANY.—A special meet- ing of this company was held on Tuesday, for the purpose of electing a director in the room of the late Mr W. Williams. There were present Messrs T. C Jones (chairman). S. T. Baugh, W. Overton, A. Owen, W. C. Hughes, W. Jones (Island Green), A. T. Jones, Simon Jones, T. H. Coleman, T. J. Parry, and C. Davies; Mr J. Oswell Bury, secretary.—The Chairman, who alluded in appro- priate terms to the death of Mr Williams, said the new director, whom they had met to elect that day, would only hold office for the unexpirt-d term of Mr Williams' directorate.—Mr W. Overton proposed, and Mr William Jones seconded, the nomination of Mr J. Allington Hughes.—Mr T. J. Parry proposed, and Mr Alfred Owen seconded, the nomination of Mr Charles Davies, clothier.— Mr Simon Jones proposed Mr T. H. Coleman, but no one seconding the name was not put to the vote. —It was suggested that the voting should be by ballot, and papers were given out, when Mr Overton, throwing his paper on the ground, declined to vote by ballot,-The Chairman said, although he had suggested it, he did not press it. -Mr Overton I never saw it at an election of directors.—The Chairman There is a beginning to everything.—The 2hairman said he withdrew his suggestion, and accordingly the vote was taken odeiily. There voted for Mr Davies-Messrs Owen, W. C. Hughes, A. T. Jones, T. J. Parry, and C. Davies (5). Those voting for Mr Allington Hughes were-The Chairman, Messrs Overton, Simon Jones, and S. T. Baugh (4). Mr Charles Davies was therefore elected by the single individual votes of those present.-The Secretary pointed out that each shareholder was entitled to one vote per share held, and consequently the share votes for Mr Davies were 94, and for Mr Allington Hughes, 81. He had proxies equivalent to 145 votes for Mr Davies, so that the final result was that Mr Davies received 239 share votes, and Mr Allington Hughes 81.—The Chairman declared Mr Davies to be elected a director, and intimated that he would hold office as from July, 1891.-Mr Davies returned thanks for his election, and assured the meeting that no effort would be wanting on his part to further the interests of the company.—This closed the business. We are informed that Mr Allington Hughes was nominated without his knowledge or consent.
WREXHAM RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. THURSDAY, FEBBUABT 4TH. Present Mr S. T. Baugh (in the chair), Mr Edward Roberts, Mr G. Hayward, the Rev. P. W. Sparling, Mr J. Lloyd Thomas, Mr Edward Wool- rich. and Mr Richard Hughes Mr J. Oawell Bury, clerk j Dr. Edward Davies and Dr. Jones, medical officers Mr A. C. Baugh, engineer; and Mr Edward Davies, sanitary inspector. Dr.. Davies said that Mr Phennah, sanitary in. spector, was unable to attend, as he was attending to some scarlet fever clIses.-The Clerk said that Mr Edward Evans had written, stating that he would be at St. Leonards for the next two months, and would thus be unable to attend the meetings of the Rural Sanitary Authority. Mr Baugh, who has been confined to the house for the last month, did not present a report. I THK MEDICAL OFFICERS HKPORTS. Dr. Edward Davies reported that ti6 births had been registered during the month, giving a birth-rate of 2T'&. The number of deaths was 74, giving a death-rate of 32 4 per thousand per annum. Four new cases of scarlet fever had occurred—three at Gwersyllt, and one in Broughton. All the cases from Gwersyllt had been removed into the Hospital. Two isolated cases of erysipelas had taken place-one at Rhosrobin, and one in Crispin-lane, Rhosddu. Both had recovered. Influerza was still very prevalent in the whole of the district, but showed some signs of abating in some townships.. One death had been registered from bronchitis in connection with it at. Burton. Measleshad broken out in several townships, particularly in Bersham and Broughton, and one death had been registered in each township from bronebo-pneumonia. Dr. Jones reported that during the month sixty-two births were registered. Fourty-foar deaths had been registered during the same period, compared with 32, ia the corresponding period of last year. This made a death-rate for January of 24 per 1,000 per annum of the population. During the month the epidemic of fnessles and scarlatina had been on the decrease. In. fluenza had been very prevalent throughout the dis. trict, and three fatal cases had resulted. Diseases of the respiratory organs had also been very prevalent, and fourteen deaths had been registered from bron- chitis. The Sanitary Inspector and himself had visited a great number of houses in every part of the district. The leaflets, with instructions regarding precautions against influenza, had been distributed. Dr. Davies stated that in his district for the first time, at least for the last five years, the death-rate had exceeded the birth-rate. In answer to questions, Dr. Davies said it was a very great advantage to have the cases notified. Many cases would never be heard of if they were not notified under the Act. In answer to the Clerk, Dr. Davies said no child should attend school from a house where there was in* fluenzA. He thought the children should be kept from school if they wanted to stop the spread of the disease. It was maintained by some that inflaenaa was not only contagious but also infectious. In his Hospital report, Dr. Davies stated that the number in the hospital on the first of tha month was thirteen. Dnring the month there had been admitted four cases of scarlet fever, three from Gwersyllt; and one from Broughton total seventeen. Seven had been discharged cured, and ten thus remained in the hospital. THE 3ANITABT INSPECTORS' BSPORTS. I Mr Edward Davies reported that during the past month influenza had been very pretalent in the dis- trict. and some cases of scarlet fever had occurred. In company with Dr. Jones. be bad visited all the cases thab.had come to his knowledge. The notices as to the precautions, with refarence t& infiuenza, had been distributed. According to the* instructions given at the last meeting, he found that there were 133 houses, inhabited by 359 adults and 190 children, within 300 yards each side of the main road from Croesymab t" Bangor village. Two oases of over- crowding had come under his notics at Rhos, and eah owner and occupier had been served with notice to abate the nuisance. Application had been made by W. H. Jones, Wesley-street, Pcaskey, for extension of, the sewer in Wesley-street, and also by Edward Roberts, Acrefair. A complaint had been made by the Vicar of Ruabon (flDID whom a letter was read) of a nuisance at the National Schools, Ruabon, caused by the oveiflow from trie tank, which is connected to the hou-e drains of Tai Clawdd, Ruabon. He had served Mr W. C. Hughes, Fennant, agent to Mr. Yoike, the onne% with notice to abate the nuis- ance. The consideration of the applications for the exten- sion of the sewer was left over until next meeting.— Mr Davies wna instructed to follow up the matter in connection with the Ruabon National Schools. Mr Phenaah reported that during the past month he had removed three cases of scarlet fever to the Hospital. frc.m the parish of Gwersyllt, and one case from the parish of Broughton. Several notice bad been served upon owners of property to provide a proper water supply. In one ol the cases of over-crowding reported to the Authority at the last meeting, the nuisance had been abated. Notice was served in December last year upon Mr Daniel Jones, 71, Everton Road, | Liverpool, the owner of two houses at Rhosrobin, to 1 do such-work as would make them fit for hauitafcion. From information which lie had received, the neces- sary work was being carried out. The houses, situate near the George and Dragon, Brymbo, reported at the November meeting of the Authority as being unfit for habitation, were being pulled down. I BUABON DRAINAGE. The further consideration of the proposed system of drainage for Ruabon Village was deferred until the next meeting of the Authority. ne??l Clerk Sbro it wa? twelve months since Mr Dennis had first brought the matter to the notice of thA Authority. Mr Baugh said he certainly thought they would have received some assistance from the present Sir Watkin. I SEWER EXTENSION AT ACREFAIR. I The further consideration of the plans and estimates of the proposed extension of sewers at Acrefair was left over until the next meeting. INFLUENZA. The Clerk read a circular letter from the Local Government Board, enclosing copies of the pro- visional memorandum upon the precautions advisable to be taken in cases of the epidemic. It was stated that the precautions were now embodied in handbills and placards issued by London publishers in large quantities. On the motion of Mr Edward Roberts, seconded by Mr Georee Heyward, the Clerk was instructed to procure a quantity of the handbills for distl ibution in the district. The Rev. W. Sparling suggested that some be sent I to the authorities of the val ious schools for distribu- tion amongst the children, who could take them to thir parents.
GWERSYLLT. I A deputation of the GwerRyllt Liberal Association waited on Mr James Sparrow, of Gwersyllt-hill, on the 28th ult., to ask him to consent to nomination as a candidate. The deputation asked for no pledges. Mr Sparrow had already made up his mind not to seek re-election, and after considering the request, he has, this week, definitely refused the nomination. Mr Sparrow's withdrawal from the Council will be a decided loss. A thorough business man. as a gentle- man of position and standing, his influence was a reality, and bis opinions were listened to with respect.
MARCHWIEL. I A meeting of the Committee of the Marchwiel Polling District was held at the National Schools last Friday. There was only a poor muster, includ- ing Messrs. Owen Charles, organising secretary Lloyd Phillips, local secretary Samuel Peate, John Evans, Cheshire View; Elwin Pritchard, Croesy- mab. A letter was read from Mr Soames, regrett- ing his inability to be present and asking the com- mittee to select a candidate in the place of himself for the county council. In the opinion of the com- mittep, it was deemed inexpedient to oppose Mr J. W. Evans. The next business was the election of officers for the ensuing year. The business of the meeting was brought t I a close by the marking out sub-divisions of the district for canvassing purposes.
HOPE AND CAERGWRLE. I A representative meeting was held in the MaÎI". trhtes' Room, Glynn Arm?, on Monday evening, to consider the question of the nomination of a candi- date for the Caerewrle Division. There were present Messrs R V. Kyrke, J.P., E. O. Probert. W. G. Barcroft, T. Ellis, M^nley, Maurice Williams, Armer, R. J. Parry, H. Woolfall, W. Piercey, T. G. Lewis, J. Wilbraham, A. Reid, Dutton, Rev. R. B tberts and others.—On the motion of the Rev. R. R'>b»rte, seconded by Mr T. G. Lewie, Brynyorkin, Mr R. V. Kyrke, who presided, said the meeting was called for the purpose of selecting a candidate for the County Council. He invited observations from those present, he himself thinking that Col. Chas. Trevor Roper was the best candidate they could nominate.— It was eventually proposed by Mr E. O. Probert, builder, Hope. that Col. C. Trevor Roper be asked to content the election, the meeting pledging itself to support him in every possible way. He (the speaker) had seen in last week's Advertiser that Mr Bowman was supposed to be the working-man's friend. Well, he had nothing to say against that gentleman, but he begged to say there was another one. Colonel Roper employed men, and therefore he must be the working- man's friend. In time of sickness where did they go to ? Why, to Plasteg, to the Colonel. And they all knew that a fiiend in need was a friend indeed. (Hear, hear.)—Mr Kyrke thought no one knew how much the Colonel gave away in relief. He was very unostentatious in his charity.—Mr Wm. Piercey seconded. Let the public decide who was the work. ing-man's best friend by their vote. The proposition was unanimously carried.—Mr J. Wilbraham said it had been rumoured that the Colonel had only been at the County Council meetings three times during the last three years, and this falsehood would militate against his success.—Mr W. G. Barcroft strenuously denied this, and said the Colonel had only missed three council meetings. During that time he had been in Canada, and at the time of the third he was ill, and as far as the main roads committee meeting were concerned, he found it was more important for him to attend magistrates' meetings, which happened on the same day. than committee meetings of the Council.-Mr T. G. Lewis proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman for presiding, which was seconded by Mr E. O. Probeit, and cordially given.
LIBERAL MEETING AT CEFN. On Monday evening a well-attended meeting of the Liberals of the district was held at Thomas's Build- ings. There were present: Alderman Christmas Jones, Rev. A. J. Parry, Mr li. Jones (Cefn Bychan). Mr B. Bowen, Mr W. H. Thomas, Mr Roberts (The Crane), Mr R. Lloyd and Mr Jones (Rhosymedre), Mr Samuel Georee, Mr John Williams (Gladstone), Mr R. Wright, &c.-On the motion of Mr Bowen, seconded by Mr Jones, Alderman Christmas Jones was voted to the chair.—The Chairman congratulated the meeting upon the excellency of the attsndance. He noticed several prominent men there that night, whom he had not seen at the previous meetings. He noticed some English friends present, and as he knew all present were conversant with that language, he thought it would be better to conduct the meeting in English. The object of that meeting was to hear the results of the work of the deputation that had been appointed to wait upon the three gentlemen nominated as probable candidates in the forthcoming election. The deputation had done its work, but he was sorry to say they met with little success. They waited upon Mr Garside, and he was asked to stand. Mr Garside, whilst deeply sensible of the honor they wished to confer upon him, he found his several business engagements entirely precluded the possi- bility of hia undertaking such responsible duties. The Rev. A. J. Parry was approached, and as the rev. gentleman was present he would probably address the meeting. He might say that speaking for him- self he had taken the matter into his serious considera- tion. He had weighed the pros and cons, and he had come to the conclusion that the seat must be contested at the forthcoming elec- tion. and although they had met with little succees with the three candidates nominated, perhaps before the end of that meeting they would probably meet with a better success. He called upon the Rev. A. J. Parry, who was received with great cheering. He explained that he had heard the various rumours, and that he would be probably the selected candidate. He had taken great care in considering the matter, and he was quite ripe in his decision when the deputation waited upon him. It was his duty and pleasure to acknowledge the honor, which he was fully sensible of. Mr Parry then gave a full state- ment of his pastoral and preaching work, also his work in connection with the Welsh Liberal press. He also mentioned that probably the majority of them would know that he was a member of the Welsh Disestablishment Campaign Committee—(cheers)— and as such he was at the command of that committee to speak at meetings throughout the counties of Denbigh and Flint and a poition of Carnarvonshire. With- such numerous calls upon him he felt com- pelled to decline the honor they wished to confer upon nim. He would be pleased to assist in the forth- coming contest.—The Chairman said they.had waited upon Mr Roberts, the Crane, who had really sent an intimation before the nomination, and .he adhered to the same after mature consideration, but promised his support to the party. (Cheers.)—Mr Jones, Rhosy- medre, said the question of contesting the seat had been decided, and their duty now was to nominate a candidate. The three that had been nominated had given satisfactory reasons why they could not see their way clear to contest the seat.—At this juncture a motion to resolve the meeting into a committee was proposed and carried, and the representative of the press was asked to leave the room but we learn from the chairman that Mr T. Sauvage,. Cefn and Wrex. ham, was unanimously adopted as candidate.
l RHOSLLANERCHRUGGG. I A meeting of the Liberal Association of the Rhos, Ponkey, Pant and Penycae Polling. Districts, was held at the Club-room, Public Hall, OR Friday even- ing, the Rev. R. Roberts,. Independent minister, presiding. The attendance was- good. Mr E. Hooson and Mr Simon Jones, the present representa- tives on the County Council, were present, and ad- dressed the meeting at some length on the past work of the Council.—On the motion of/the Rev. O. Waldo James, seconded by the Rev. E. Mitchell, and sup- ported by Mr Pickering, Penycae, the retiring mem- bers were re-elected as the Liberal candidates in the forthcoming election. At the close of the meeting Mr Hooson said he wished to.refer to a matter having a close relation to the County. Council election. He had been told that members of the Tory party said that he had signed a memorial ite faver of granting a; transfer of licface of a certain public-house in this neighbourhood. The truth was that he had done all he could to gievent the transfer. The story that he had signed the memorial was absolutely untrue. It was very ey. to perceive the object of such a.charge. MOLD. Our Mold correspondent writes :—So far, very little interest has been roused in the County Council elections, which axe fast approaching, and it seems as if both political parties were of opinion that to prolong the contest is unwise. In a tew districts only, are there any signs of a contest. and nothing serious has been attempted in either as yet. Seeing the election will not take place till March the Sth, there is mora than ample time for a campaign which should not. in any event, be extended much beyond a week. So far as we have been able to ascertain, the situation in the several districts is as follows :-Mold, East-Mr Henry Roberts, L., old member.Bocontest, Mold, West-Mr Wheldon L., old member, no con- test. Cilcen-Mr James Evans, L., old member, no contest, Broncoed—Mr E. P. Edwards, L., old I member, no contest. Tryddyn—Rev. W. Williams, 1 L uo contest. Argoed-we believe that the old I member, Mr Schofield, will not offer Mmaetf for I re-election, and the contest, if any, will he between Mr C. P. Morgan, Brynyrhaul, and Mr Titton Davies Cookp, Gwysaney. Bistre—Rev. J. Daviea, L., old member, no contest. Ewloe-Mr G. A. Parry, L., old member, no contest. Penyffordd—^Mr John Williams (builder), L., old member, no con- test. HawardenMr H, J. Gladstone, M.P., L., old member, no contest. Saltney—Mr John Roberts, Well House, I., old member, no contest. Caergwrle -Mr J. B. Bowman, L., and Col. Irsvor Roper, C., Qtietaoterry-Mr R. Podmore, C.t old member, no contest. Wepre-uncertain. Uolftyn-Mr C. Davies, C<, old member, no contest. doughtoii-Mr J. Scott Bankes, I., old 'member, no contest probable. Hint—three districts, not yet arranged; Halkyn-Mr G. Ellis, L old member, no opposition yet spoken of. Bagillt, East—Mr R. J. Jones, L., old member, no opposition yet spoken of. Bagillt, West-Mr Samuel Davies, L.* old member, no contest spoken of. Greenfield1—Mr T. Huuhes, C., contest probable. Holywell-Two divisions, not yet arranged. FJint- Three divisions, not yet arranged. Whitford—Mr H. A. Cope, C., old member, contest probable. Mostyn —Lord Mostyn, C., old member, no contest. Llanasa -Mr R. Jones, L., old member, no contest. New- market-Mr T. Lloyd Ellis, L., old member, no contest. Caerwys—Mr W. Thomas, L., old member, no contest. Bodfari-Mr P. P. Pennant, C old member, no contest. St. Asaph—Mr R. J. Griffiths, C,, and Mr A. Lloyd, L. Dyserth-Mr W. Bell, C., old member. Liberal candidate not yet announced. Ruddlan Mr C. R. Conwy, C old member, Liberal candidate not yet announced. Rhyl, Eist-Mr S. Perks, L., no contest probable. lthyl, West—Mr W. E. Williams, L., and Mr R. D. Roberts (Mwrog), C. Rhyl, South—Mr R. LI. Jones, L., Conservative not yet announced. With regard to the Maelor End, we have have not heard as yet of any opposition to the present membeis. The number of contests, to all appearances will be limited, the several constituencies being, on the whole, fairly satisfied with the existing state of things.
CYMMAU. -1 Matters electoral are now exercising the minds of the voters in the Ffiith Division, and although Capt. J. H. Sparrow has decided not to seek re-election, there is not likely to be a contest, but rather that the seat will go abegging in this "Gibraltar of Liberalism." However, something definite will be decided on Monday evening next at a special meeting called in the schoolroom.
BANGOR. The Rev. T. H. Puleston, rector of Worthenbury, has decided not to seek re-election as county councillor for Bangor, Worthenbury, and Talaru Green. A deputation waited upon Lord Kenyon on Monday, for the purpose of asking his lordship to offer himself as a candidate for this division, and he has consented to do so.
BWLCHGWYN". It is reported' that Mr Richard Rogers, tailor and draper, Bradford House,- Bwlchgwyn, has been unan- imously selected as Liberal candidate for the Minera and Bwlchgwyn division on the County Council, the selection taking place a few week's since. Mr Rogers is well known in the district, and is a local preacher with the Welsh Wesleyan body. The Tory party, who upon hearing that a candidate was selected by the Liberals were in arm* at once, and rumor saith that Mr Kyrke has consented to be nominated, and probably will contest the seat. The previous repre- sentative was Mr J. R. Burton, Minera H'all, who does no offer himself for re-election. The harmony, writes a correspondent, that was presumed to exist amongst Liberals of all denomina. tions at Bwlchgwyn has been ruptured of late. Owing to the election of Mr C. J. Gibbons, for Bersham, and to his intention of presenting liiinstelf for that town- ship again, there has been much difficulty occasioned at Bwlchgwyn. At a meeting held in one of the chapels there, it was decided to ask Messrs Richard Rogerp, John Davies (Neifion), and Edward Jones, Shop Newydd, and Ellis Abraham, Vrondeg, to at- tend a public meeting, held in a month afterward", and there to present their views and claims. The deputation waited upon one of the above gentlemen in ample time, the others were overlooked until the night preceding the meeting. On the previous Sunday notices were given to the various congregations asking all to attend; one however, had only requested rate- payers. Consequent upon this, a raid upon the mem- bers of these congregations (W.) was made on the meeting night. The result was that when business had commenced, a very fair number marched in. Anticipating unpleasantness, the Chairman (Mr Lewis, Minera), suggested that a voting paper con- taining the names of each denomination's candidate should be passed round. This was done, and the votes given to Mr Rogers doubled those of any other candidate. Mr Jones had withdrawn. The church- men were much annoyed because they were not asked. As may be imagined the district is in a state of tur- moil, and hitherto unknown enmity whicn will prove prejudicial to the interests of Liberals haa been created. No doubt it will also be patent to all concerned that "Prevention is far better than cure."
CAERGWRLE PETTY SESSIONS. I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH. I Before Col. Trevor Roper (chirman) and Messrs R. V. Kyrke, Wm. Thom, and W. Carstairs Jonep, I SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. I An adjourned case was called on for hearing, in which William Henry Williams, of Ffrwd, was sum- moned by Ebenezpr Williamc, attendance officer to the Hope School Board, for the non-attendance at echool of his daughter, Sarah, aged eight years. Defendant did not appear, and was fined 5-j. I THE LATJi: MB CABSTAIBS J ONES. At the conclusion of the business, the chairman moved a vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr J. Carataira Jones, of Hartsheath, upon the recent death of that gentleman. He referred to the sad event as a loss, not only to the bereaved family, but also to that Court, of which deceased was a magistrate, and to the community at large. Mr Wilson Carstairs Jones, J.P., son of the deceased gentleman, briefly acknowledged the vote, the sub- stance of whick would be conveyed to the members of his family.
I MOLD AND ITS WATPR SUPPLY. A meeting of Mold Local Board was held on Thursday, t* consider a proposed Bill, promoted by the Mold Gas and Water Company, to supply the town and district with water from Moel i'amman. There were present Messrs Thomas Parry, W. P. Jones, J. Corbett, Ll. Eaton, Edward Davies, J. J. Pownall, R. Morris, T. T. Kelly, representing the Gas and Water Company, J. McGregor, &c. Air Parry said he had convened the meeting so as to arrive at an understanding with the Gas Company with regard to pressure, and the placing of hydrants of the proposed supply, so as to protect the town from fire. It was within the recollection af those present that when the Hawarden Company asked for permis- sion to pass through the streets, no contract was made by which that company gave an equivalent benefit to the town. It would be well in this case to consider before hand, what the provisions of the Acts were, so as to prevent any disappointment in the future. Mr Kglly said the engineer estimated the capital re- quired to be about 217 800, or perhaps 218,000. They proposed to have a reservoir at Moel Fainmau, then the water would go by gravitation to a second reservoir at Gwernyinynydd. Thence would be a main pipe to the Cross at Mold. But the point which chiefly interested the Local Board was the clause amending the 85th section of the Act of 1867, by which the Company was bound to supply the fountain at the Cross, and also water for the watering of the public streets in the town of Mold at a charge of £22i1 per annum. It was now proposed in consideration of the increased cost to do what was fair, considering the advantages conferred, that was to charge Is for every 1,000 gallons consumed instead of the two guineas. This would be slightly more, but the high pressure supply in the case of fire, and the quickness with;which the water carts would he filled, would be more than an equivalent. A considerable discussion ensued, it being estimated by the chairman from an approxi- mate estimate, that the water supply for the Btreets would cost the Board t8 more than by the existing ar- rangement. Mr Kelly then offered that inquiries should be made, and that Mold should be supplied with water for public purposes at the same rate as the lowest charged in any town within a radius of twenty or thirty miles. This seemed to meet the objections urged, and it was agreed that a meeting should be called when tbe rates became known, and that on those terms the Board would offer no opposition to the Bill.
MR HERBERT LEWIS AND. THE LICENSING QUESTION. IMPORTANT STATEMENT OF VIEWS. I Recently. a deputation of the Flint licensed victuallers waited upon Mr J. Herbert Lewis (the Liberal candidate for the FHnt Boroughs), and sub- mitted for his opinion a number of qqestionB relating to the licensing question. Mr Lewis bas for- warded to Mr John Brady (the secretary) a written answer to the various questions, as follows Penucha, Caerwys, January 30th. Dear sir,—In reply to the questions you banded to me at -Flint, I beg to inform your-1., I# a licence be withdrawn before the termination of the period for which it is granted, I should be willing to give equitable compensation to the holder, but I should not tbiak.of giving compensation for the non-renewal of a licence, which ie, on the face ol it,. issuecl for one year only. 2,: I am in favor of the total closing of public. houses on Sunday. 3. I am .opposed to the present system of granting and renewing licences by u agis. trates. I do not know of any-, harm which has arisen to the country by the presence on the bench ot magistrates who are in favw of prohibition. 4. I am in favovr of that form. of local option which is called the direct popular, veto. I would give, the ratepayers of any. locality the power to veto by a direct vote tbe. iMue or the renewal of licenses in their own oeighhourhood, in iccordauce with.the conditions laid-tii)wn in Mr Bowen Rowlanla's Bill. I have no objection personally, to allowing-the people to increase the-number of public houses if they should want them, bat I cannot conceive this to be possible in Flintshire. 5; I am in favor of a. very strict enforcement af the law against bogus clubs, and I am prepared to favor a system of registration of clubs which would prevent any but bona fist* clubs being allowed to axist; but for the present, aa.genuine clubs are intendad to be, and really are, not places of public and common resort, I should not be disposed to put them in the same position as public houses to far as regards taction and the hours of opening and closing.-Yo-ars faithfaUy, J. HERBERT Lawis.
I OSWESiltic. FOOTBALL -THB TRADESMEN'S Cur.-A match in the second round came off on Thursday between the Post Office Officials and the Grocers. Tilt' Glocers won by two goals to one. POLICE OFI-ICEKS AS ADVOCATES.—It has bes* tb* custom at Oiswestry of Superintendent LangforiS to lay informations and conduct police prosecutions. pf was proceeding to do this at t:ie Petty Sessions oft1 Friday, when Mr W. H. Bolt, solicitor, objected' and pointsd oat that, according to the decision given in the case of \Yebb v. Catcher, both Justices Den- man and Hawkins condemned the practice of the police acting as advocates. He also contended that Superintendent Laogford had no right to lay informa- tions in his name in cases in which he had no personal knowledge of the facts.-Tiie Mayor said that the point raised was one which had presented itself t) his mind as a difficulty for some time, and, un- fortunately, the statute did not help him. The pre ?ent practice of the superintendent conducting IhO prosecutions had grown up because he supposed it was found more convenient for a man ot some es c- periense and education to conducfa case than a younj T man just joining the force. He was in doubt, how- ever, as to the legal right of a superintendent to dot this, and as he did not feel at liberty to decide the* point straight off he would reserve his decision. lor the meantime, he would ask Mr Butt and Mr* Markey, the magistrates' clerk, to draw up a case, and he would submic it to counsel. TOWN COUNCIL -At a meeting of this body held on. Monday, there were present: Aldermen John Thorns (chairman), breorge Owen, John Jones, C. G. Bay ley, and T. P. Parry. Councillors W. H. G. Weaver, R. H. Ellis, G. Perks Dr. Lewis, T. Whitfield, K. Porter, T. Edwards, J. Cottam, G. Tyley, C. E. William?, W. Fletcher Rogers, R. Lloyd,- J. Mac- lardy, J. England, T. Davies, and R. M. Mason. Mr W. Jackson, deputy town clerk; Mr J. Bolton, sur- veyor, and Mr J. W. Thomas, collector. It was ex- plained that the absence of the Mayor (Mr A. Wynnes Coriie), was duetoanattackof itifluenza.-A letter wasp read from Lord Harlech acknowledging a vote of condolence with him and his family on the death of Lady Harlech.-It was stated that tenders had not yet been invited for the completion of the Pengwely works, and that a Local Government inquiry would- be held upon the application of the council to borrow money. After a long discussion, it was decided to1 urge ufon the engineer to state what sum would' her required to complete the work. In reply to Councillor Wnitfinld, it was stated that there had not yet beer. any settlement with the old contractor. CONSERVATIVE CLUB.-The annual meeting of thir club was held on Friday night, when, in the absence of Mr Stanley Leighton, M.P., Mr G. J. Daniville- Lees presided. The report stated the number of' members to be about the same as last year, but, financially the club was in a batter position. The committee suggested that the income might be increased by a billiard table being provided for the recreation of the members, and the sale of refresh-- ments on the premises. The premises were totally inadequate for the requirements of a club, and the' committee recommended the formation of a limited liability company, which would enable them to' purchase sojie adjoining premises and pull down the present unsuitable buildings, and erect a new club-- house thereon, with shops on the ground floor and a billiard-room, assembly, smoke,. and other rooma abovt. The report was adopted, and many members spoke favorably of the scheme suggested by the com- mittee. Lord Harlech was elected president for the ensuing year, and the following noblemen and gentle- men vice-presidents ;-Earl Powis, Lord Trevor, Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., Messrs Stanley l.eisjhton, M. P., T. Longueville, Cartwrighc, Wil limina-Vaughan, Wynne Corrie, T. Whitfield, &c. Mr A. Fay Wil- liams was re-elected secretary, and Mr T. Whitfield hon. treasurer. BOROUGH SESSIONS, FEIIUY. Before Mr Wynne Corrie, Mayor, and Messrs T. P. Parry, J. Thomas, Dr. Fuller, and W. H. G. Weaver. DRUNKENNESS. For this offence Wm. Bickerton, horse breaker. Bakehouse-yard, was fined 2" 61 and 8< 6 1 costs Jonathan Kendrick, Oswestry. 2" 61 anti 7" 6 i costs Peter Price, laborer, Oswestry, 2" 61 and 8i 10s costs; George Roberts, water inspector, Hindford. 21 6d and 9s 21; Daniel Jones, laborer, (iobo men, 2:t- 6d and, 9,1 2d. FIGHTING. Hemy Owen, laborer, Albert-road. was charged' with this offdnee, on the lltli inst., and fined 18, and allowed the coats. George Davies, laborer. Roft- street, charged with a similar offence on the same day, was tined la also, and allowed the costs. liid. Meredith, coachbuilder, Fenylan-lane, and Jonathan Kendrick, sawyer, Oswestry, were both fined Is for tightir.g in Penylan-lane. on the 16:h inst. OFFENCE AGAINST THE BYE-LAWS. Dd. Davies, laborer, Liangedwin, for committing an offenea against the above in the Market Hall on the 13th inst., was fined 61 and 103 61 costs. USING OBSCENE LANGUAGE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT- Rheinold ThomaII4, pork butcher, Beatrice-street, was charged by Supt. Langford with the above offence on the Horae Market on the 21st December last. It appeared that defendant could not obtain some pigs, which he had purchased from the Smithfield, on account of not having a licence, and on applying to Mr Langford he could not give him one, and he thea used the language complained of.—Fined 5s and 116 6d costs. DRUNK: IN CHARGE. Thomas Lloyd, wagoner, New Marton, for being drunk in charge of a horse on the 14th December last, in Beatrice.street, was fined 5s and Ui 6d costs. BLOCKING THE HIGHWAY. Thomas Marshall, laborer, Upper Brook-streek was charged with leaving his cart in Upper Brook- street for an unreasonable time, and in a dangerous position, on the 28th December. Fined Is and 8 61 costs. I PLAYING FOOTBALL IN THE STREETS. Frank Parry, tinsmith, Pool-road, was charged with placing football in Upper Church-street, on Ifth I December.-Me R. H. Ellis defended.—Defendant was fined Is and costs. I TRANSFER. I The licence of the Butchers' Arms Inn, was traoc. I ferred from Henry Tomlinson to John Edwards.
LANCASHIRE, CHESHIRE, DENBIGHSHIRE.. AND FLINTSHIRE = PRESBYTERY- The quarterly meeting was held at Chester, on Tuesday. Mr Hughes, Caercwrle, was granted per- mission to preach in the churches of the Presbytery. A vote of condolence was passed with Miss A. Tunstall, Rossett, on the death of her sister..Tha. examiners reported very favorably on the written examinations of Mr J. Stephens Roose. Mr J. B. Francip, deacon elect at Hill-street, Wrexham, was admitted a member of the Presbytery. The EngliAbL Church at Rhos, ohtained permission for its Sunday School to enter the Presbytery examination. Mr Robert Daniel read a very concise report, drawn up by him and Mr Thomas Phennah, on the result of their visit to Hurton Chapel, Rossett. All the members were in favor of re-opening the chapel. The care of the services was entrusted to Mr W. Jones, The Fields, and Mr El wards, Burton. The property belongs to Mrs Huehes, Caerg-vrle, and her sister, wife of Dr. Roberts, Chester. The debt of 29 > owing to the ownere was remitted, and on the motion of Mr Daniel, seconded by Rev. John Meredith, both sisters were heattily thanked for their generosity.
I MARRIAGE AT DENBIGH. On Thursday, Miss Blackwall, of Dolbyfryd, was united to the Rev. Thomas Reed Davies, son of the rector of Llanynys. St. Mary's Church was crowded, the approach thereto being deenrated, and suitable arches erectad in the town. Tba service was lully choral. the officiating clergy being Rev. Canon Lewis, Rev. T. Williams, Rev. John Morgan, andRev. Wynne Davies. The bride, who was given away by her mother, was led to the altar by Mr Robert Blackwal' representing General Sir Wilbraham Lennox, w) t was ill with influenza. She was accompanied by four bridesmaids :-Miss Lennox, Mi. Davies, Miss Blackwall, and Miss Tumour; the best man being Mr Edward A. Tumour. The bride-was attired in bodice and court train of cream ribbed silk, the train lined with satin and trimmed with deep flounce of Point dc,.Venice lace and orange blossoms, petti- coat of cream satin entirely veiled in Fqint de Venice lace, lace varl over coronet of real orr.ege blossoms, and fastened with diamond she. Tie bridesmaids' dresses were of cream crepon, skirts ediqed with yellow silk, full bodices, and wide sashes of yellow silk, with lappelles of cream lace; cream feli bats, trimmed; with cream astrachan and no ends of yellow silk. After ths wedding there was a large- and fashionable gathering at a reception given by the bride's mother at Dothgfryd, the poor being also feasted in honor of the ennt.
JUNIOR CUP COMPETITION. At a meeting ol the committee appointed to manage this competition, on ThoreUay evening, the draw for tha fourth round was made aa. follows Oswestry St. Oswald's v. Chirk Reserve, at Oswestry. Referee, Mr D, Smith. Wrexham Gymnasium v. Wrexham Victoria, Reserve or Gjresford Reserve. Referee*. Mr Morrison. Idandndna Swifts and Day Hall Blue Stars or Buckley Victoria, byes. Ties to be played off aa February 27th.
SOAMES'S CHARITY CUP COMPETITION, At a meeting of the Charity Cup Committee, on Thursday evening, Westminstes Rovers claimed their tie with Brymbo iastituta, os. the ground that the Ineituie refueed to play an extra half-hoar, when, ordered to do sa by the referee.—The match war. awarded to the Rovers. The drawfor the third round was made as foilowe: Flint v. Rhyl, or Mancott and Pentre United, at Flinty l an Feb. 20th. Referee, Mr F. T. Evans. Westminster Rovers v. Rhostyllen Victoria, at Stansty on Feb. 22nd. Referee, Mr Jno. Taylor.
I WELSH ASSOCIATION. At a meeting on Thursday n;ght, it was decided that the Irish match should be played at Bangor on February 27th, and the English match at Wrexham on the Saturday. Mr Brodie, Wolverhampton, was appointed referee for the semi-final tie between Wrexham and Chirk, and Mr Roberts, Birkenhead, for the tie between Shrewsbury Town and Weali. minster Rovers.
SATURDAY MORNINGS EDITION OF TH* WREXHAM ADVERTISER CONTAINS REPORT OF DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL l AND OTHER LATE NEWS.
Late Advertisements. FOR SA14B, ;:t 8 or 10 Tons of MANURE.—Apply ￼ to, R. WHHEFOOT. 37, Brook-street. 320z TO FARME.-Good Rotten M?-URE for- Sale, at JL for grass or pl"ubinll in, especially for potatoea abo?t 20 ton?.—Apply tj Eagle Brery, Wrexham, where it can be seen- 317z ? LOST, since the 221d ult., a young Black and Tan SHBBP I>oG, answers to the uiino of Roy." Any- one restoring him to Fennant. Ruabon, will be rewarded. 316z TO LET, a SITTING ROOM an* BEDROOM, for JL three or four yt-ung men, in the centre of the ttoowwnnlx -Mra EZRA ROBERTS, liew Houaa, College-street, Wrex- ham. 21? I VOLUNTEER BABAAR HELD AT SUMMERHILL, ON 1st INST. T>ESULT 01 COAL DRAW—377, 63, 789, 149, 57,148,] I .t? 126,906,7?.M,
and set himself the task of putting matters right. With a penetration which some at least did not credit him with, he quickly solved, t any rate to his own entire satisfaction, the problem. It was as clear as could be wished. The Unioniet candidate was not known to the electors. Then off to the rescue goes our political Don Quixote. He metaphorically blesses candidate and voters. Let them live happily ever more. They had before them the nephew of his uncle. But like the valiant Don, who was an authority, by the way, on chivalry, he met with but poor success. The people were not impressed, and laughed, while, worse than all, the nephew was not slow to repudiate the claims so delicately sug- gested on his behalf. Then capricious fortune served Air Kenyon a mean trick by removing his opponent from the boroughs. We are familiar with his lament as to the irony of fate in depriving a pugnacious disposition of that for which Le yearned. A fight and nothing but a fight would suit this Goliath, and no diminutive David need apply. He came out before his admiring and enthusiastic followers, and in the presence of none but friends grew exceedingly valiant. We can imagine the relief he experienced upon hearing that the wish of his heart would be gratified. A worthy foeman had at last been found, a Welsh- man whose fame was world-wide, and who was the honored guest of kings. This Was something to live for, to cross swords with Stanley. If the gieat explorer did battle in the Denbigh Boroughs with Mr Kenyon, the scat would be quickly wrested from him. Of that there is no possible probable shadow of a doubt what. ever." Whethet Stanley will carry the Liberal Bag at the general election, time will show. We will not be vindictive, and will content ourselves by saying it is not impossible. It is quite feasible, again, that out of consideration for Mr Kenyon, whom we do not wish to be dealt with too harshly, another opponent will be found to enter the lists a gainst him. County Council Elections. As March appproaches the interest increases in the County Council elections. Addresses are being dis. tributed, old members are being re- placed by new candidates, and in some districts the fight will be keen and exciting. In Wrexham the Conservatives are making desperate efforts to turn out the Liberal members. The Conservatives misunderstanding, perhaps, the passive attitude of the public to the Town Council, are talking with a modesty peculiarly their own of what we may expect if they seriously challenge the re-election of the present members. They have so far not done much more than this, with one exception. That is in reference to the West Ward. With a couragro which is to be admieecl it only because of its ambition, a licensed victualler has determined to try conclusions with a staunch teetotaller. Can- vassing is being vigorously prosecuted on either side, and it is not difficult to predict the result. Both candidates are well-known to the elector., and it is admitted on all hands, that he who seeks re-election has during the past three years done splendid work in the County Council. The claims of the two men will not bear comparison, and in the case of the rejected we can at least tone down the severity of the inevitable defeat which awaits him by pointing out for his consolation that he will have gained experience which may be of service on a future occasion. In the neighbour. hood of Rossett the election is being actively con- ducted. Here, as throughout the county, it is of a political hue. The Liberals in Mr Cromar have an excellent candidate, while the Conservatives readily admit that they could not possibly have a stronger champion than Capt. Griffith-Boscawen. The issue, as we have before pointed out, is simple and clearly defined. At Rossett, nothing in the shape of legitimate fight will be left undone to secure the return of the Liberal candidate, and we are quite prepared to find similar tactics adopted by our opponents. It is for the people to decide between the two parties, and, in the light of the past few years' experience, we think the Liberals may enter the arena with juatifiable hope and confidence. Taking Flintshire M a whole, there will probably not be a serious opposition to the return of the retiring members. In Caergwrle, on the one hand, there will be a spirited warfare, but as a rule there will be no fighting. There are not wanting those, whose many good qualities entitle them to our respect, who regret the tendency of tho e to bestow honorable public positions only upon c ndidates who are content to go through the ordeal of being tested at the polls. It is urged that by taking this course good men are thrust aside. This may be so, but we cannot do better than be guided by plain facts. The work of the County Councils is recent history. It has been accomplished by members who have shown earnestness and intelligence in the discharge of the obligations they undertook, and the work has been rendered all the more valu- able inasmuch as it has frequently been done at considerable self-sacrifice. In thebe democratic days, a useful public life is open to those in com- paratively humble circumstances. We consider it a decidedly healthy sign of the times when men of all sorts and conditions engage in what may not necessarily be an ill-natured competition to secure the confidence of the people. We have done with the so-called good old days, when to be the son of his father and the owner of broad acres was sufficient. We live in better times, when men are judgsd on their merits. If the spirit of the age is misinterpreted, then they who fail to discern the moral will be the losers. The principles of progress and reform will not stand etill-they are essentially progressive. Then let os engage in the fight with a good heart, respecting, and.claiming the respect of, those who disagree with ue. Let the people judge as to the cause and the men, and we are content to abide by the verdict.