THE HORNS TONTINE SOCIETY, II WREXHAM. I On Tuesday evening, the annual dinner of the Tontine Society held at the Horns Hotel took place there. Alderman R. H. Done presided. A splendid repast was provided by the host and hostess. Mr and Mrs Crosse. The society is in a healthy condition. During the past year the sum of S-44 11s was divided amongst the members. This cave a dividend of 22s each full member. After the loyal toasts, the J Chairman pave "The Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces," and conpleii with it the names of Ex- Quartermaster Tickles Sergeant R. W illiams, and Corporal Griffiths.—All tho se centlemen respond. —Mr Paddon proposed Success to the Horns Tontine," and said by being members of such societies thev saw more cf each other. and it taught them the grbat lesson of helping each other.—Ihe Secretary (Mr John Jones) responded.ij John Roberts proposed The Town and Trade of Wrex- ham," and coupled with it the name of Councillor David Jones.—The toast having been received with musical honours, Mr Jones responded, and said that he was sorry to sav that for some years past the trade of the district had not been as good as it might have been, both in the mining and the agricultural interests. Mr Jones gave an interesting account of Wrexham in olden days, and said that the streets in his early days were paved with cobbles, and which had been referred to by that capable writer, the late Mr James Lindop, as '-petrified kidneys." (Laugh- ter.) Wrexham was to be highly complimented upon having had less failures during the past fifteen years than anv other town in Great Britain, even allowing them 7.000 or 8,00S more population than Wrexham. He had no hesitation in saying that before a quarter of a century had passed the plpulation of Wrexham would have doubled, if not treblv doubled. He hud it on good authority, that a line wouid be made from the Cambrian, on the other side of Ellesmere, and then on to the Midland Railway, and thence on to London. This would shorten the distance between Liverpool and London by 25 miles. This would make Wrexham very popu- lar. (Applause.) Mr Jcnes referred to the contest they had in the Town Council over the sewage farm, occupied by Colonel Jones. He said that lie was strongly against the purchase, and it was decided by the casting vote of the late Mr George Bradley, not to purchase that land. He then advised them to go in for the Five Fords Farm. He was the means of getting the town the Smithfield, and that was now paying 12 or 15 per cent. (Applause.) The other toasts were The Chairman." The Ladies," and The Host and Hostess."—During the evening, the proceedings were enlivened by songs by Messrs Cheesman, John Robert, Edward Parry, G. H. Aingworth, and W. Roberts, while Mr Bowen acted as accompanist. »
THE OYERTON DRAINAGE. I PARISH I The vexed question of the Overton drainage again came up at a parish meeting held on Tuesday. It appears that a portion of the work was done two years ago, but unless altered, will interfere with the work that is now going on.—The chair was taken by Mr Henry Scragg, chairman of the parish council, and there were also present Mr E. Peel, Mr A. J. P. Child (agent for the Brynvpys estate), Rev. J. W. XJnwin, Dr. Wright, Messrs j, A. Mossford (district councillor), Eli Williams, G. Jones, T. Gabriel, Ac.— The Chairman said his attention had been drawn to the main sewer which was laid two years ago. It was a nine-inch pipe, and in it there were about five inches of mud. At present the water went through it very sluggishly- He thought also there was not sufficiedt all. -Alr Peel thought they were present that night to consider the best means of flushing the pipes.—Mr A. J. P. Child was of opinion that the gully traps were the cause of the wlioie thing. They were not provided with catch pits. After a storm. these gullies were filled with sand and refuse, which got into the main drain. Unless there was effectual ushing, the drains would alway be filled with sand. The first thing to be done was to deepen the catch pits.—Mr E. Peel (who has handsomely sub- scribed towards the work) said now was the time to prepare for the flushing of the. pipes. He would be most willing to assist in any way. (Cheers.) He was of opinion the best thing would be to substitute barrel drains alone; the Plough-lane instead of the nine-inch pipes. It would entail little expense, and a man could get through them.—Mr Eli Williams advocated an extra manhole in the Plough-lane.—Mr Gabriel said it was no use talking about flushing it, as the deposit was quite solid. The pipes would require taking up and relaying.—Mr Arrowsmith said the question was how to flush the main drain. There had been heavy rains lately, and as the drains from Bangor road and Salop road emptied into the Plough-lane drain, if the quantity of water from them would net clean the main drain, he was sure no amount of flushing would. (Hear, hear.)—The Chairman said Mr Peel had advocated the best way to flush the pipes would be by taking a water cart containing a ton of water and use it for that purpose. He (the chairman) thought the better plan would be I to construct further wells and flushing chambers.— Mr Child said he had considered the question, and was of opinion there was only one source from which they could get a supply of water for flushing pur- poses. Behind the Chapel House there was a flow of water, which averaged 28.0CD gallons per day. They would require 5,0C0 gallons for flushing purposes, but the question was how were they going to get the water from that depth. There was only one way, and that was to have a ram which would force the water up into tanks, from which pipes could be laid to the flushing chambers.—Mr Peel said regarding Mr Scragg's scheme, he would be very pleased to pay for the erection of three new pumps and flushing chambers if the parish on their part would see that some one was appointed to attend to the flushing during the year. (Cllc-.ers.)-The Chairman said Mr Peel's offer was a very generous one. It was carried unanimously that Mr Peel's offer be accepted. It was also carried that the attention of the District Council be called to the defective state of the drain in Plough-lane, and that the County Council be asked to deepen the catch-pits in the main road by 2ft. to 2ft. 6in. The following committee was ap- pointed to carry out the scheme promulgated by the Chairman, and supported by Mr Peel IItev. J. W. Unwin, the Rector Mr Edmund Peel, D.C., Mr W. Y. Hargreaves, County Council Mr A. J. Child, Mr J. A. Mossford, District Councillor Mr Scrngg, the chairman of the Parish Council Mr Eli Williams, clerk to the Parish Council Mr T. D. Studley, Mr T. Gabriel. The meeting was brought to the close by Mr Peel proposing a vote of thanks to the Chair- man, whom he congratulated on the admirable way in which he had conducted the meeting.
« A YORKSHIRE MILLIONAIRE'S BEQUESTS. LOCAL BENEFICIARIES. Probate of the will has now been granted of Mi- Andrew Montagu, of Ingmanthorpe Hall, Wetherby, Yorkshire, D.L., who diedgon the 8th. of October last, aged eighty years. The value of Mr Montagu's personal estate has been sworn at £ 1.992,656 19s 6:1, but the amount of estate duty paid is not stated. The duties altogether on realty and personality, in- cluding legacy duties, will probably be not far from a quarter of a million pounds sterling. Mr Montagu's will bears date July 6th, 1895, and there is a codicil of the same date bv which he bequeathed £ 400 to his coachman, and £ 300 to William Clarkson, a footman. There are no other feeguests to servants, and ther are no legacies to charitable institutions, but the trustees of the settled estate are authorised in certain cases to grant sites for churches. The sole executor of Mr Montagu's will is Mr George Denison Faber, of 52, Sloane-street, London, late registrar of her Majesty's Privy Council, and to him the testator bequeathed for the execs torship a year during the continuance of his trust. He e a r duri o the eo"ti nE u ￼ n11 e ud B c ? tt Faber, of bequeathed also to Mr Edmund Beckett Faber, of Beckett's Bank, to David Faber, Walter Faber, and Charles Lewis Faber, £ 5.000 each; to Colonel James England, 160,000; to Colonel Richard England, £ 10,000; to Fountayne England, £ 20,000; to Fountayne England's mother (now Mrs Valender, of Darrage, Victoria), £ 1,000; to George Richard Greaves, £ 100,000; in trust for Mrs Mary Elizabeth England for her life, and subject to her life interest, for Mary Faber and Cecil and Inez Saunders, 160,000; in trust for Dame Catherine Judith Puleston, for her life, and, subject to her life interest, for her daughters, Catherine Puleston, Mary Parry, and Annette York, iE60,000 to Lady Puleston's saia three daughters, immediate legacies of £10;000 each in trust for Maria Phillips and her children, £ 30,000 to Henry and Gerald i. hillips, S-5,000 each in trust for the six children o i I e- late Mrs R. O. Smith, S,12,000 each to Maiv i-kiBjElS.OOO.a.nd to Ernest Gaskin, £ 500 to Sophia ameron, £ 10,000 and to Isabella Garman, JE500. Si Montagu bequeathed to his sister, Mrs Laura Adeli c Alontagu (widow of his brother James, and daughte i o fMr E. Thelluson, of Mount Auldyn, Isle of l\Ian:t. a life annuity of £1,000, and he in trust for his late brother' five daughters, Ada, Evelyn, Laura, Mary, and Amy. iE50,000 each and also charged the settled real estate with additional por; ions of £ 20,000 each for them. A sum of S130,000 is settled in favour of Charles Wallace Montagu and his issue and the testator devises all his real estate in Northumber- land, Nottingham, and Surrey, and his real estate and interest in the Aire and Caider Navigation, upon trusts for his nephew, James Fountayne Montagu, when twenty-five years of age and he bequeaths in trust for his said nephew E120,000. He devises his real estate in York- shire and elsewhere upon trust for his nephew, Frederick James Osbaldeston Montagu, when twenty- five years of age, and bequeaths in trust for his said nephew £ 150,000. The trustees may invest upon the security of real estate in England and Wales, but not in Ireland and they are to take £2,000 a year for themselves during a continuance of their trust. Certain effects are left to devolve as heirlooms. The Yorkshire estate had all the residue of Mr Montagu's property, subject to the payment of his debts and testamentary expenses, is left absolutely to Mr George Denison Faber, who will thus apparently inherit at least half a million after the death duties I are paid.
ROSSETT. I ART ExiimmoN.-We wish to invite attention to I the advertisement which announces an art exhibition I &* Rossett next week, opening on Thursday, when the Duchess of Westminster will be present. I
Dales' COLD MEDAL. Dubbin Makes Boots and Harness I waterproof as a duck's back. and soft as velvet. Adds three times to the wear, and allows polishing. 19 Exhibition Highest Awards. Tins 2d, 6d, Is, and 2s 6d, of all Bootmakers, btddlers. Merchants, 2003a i
SHAMEFUL DAMAGE TO ST. TUDFIL'S CHURCH, COEDPOETH. I Upon opening this church for the usual Welsh service on Thursday, it was discovered that a despicable outrage had been committed upon the windows of the sacred edifice. The church is situated right in the centre of the village. upon the main road, and was only opened in August of this year. Owing to the energy of the Rev. T. H. Evans, vicar, and the Rev. O. G. Pritchard, curate-in-charge, the work in the new church has been progressing most rapidly, and the services, especially upon Sun- day evenings, are most hugely attended. Adall y, the windows along the north aisle had been sui&steod, and in some cases the leaden frames had been bent and torn completely away. The back of the organ has also been disfigured. Stones have feeen sent through the huge windows over the altar and through the two windows at the opposite end of the church. The damage is supposed to have been committed on Wednesday evening, and the extent of the damage it is thought shows that more than one person must have been engaged ill it. It is feared that the act was premeditated.
BRYMBO AND BROUGHTON. THE ESGBDI BAZAAR.—This bazaar has realised 1£155, CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.-The Rev. G. J. Wil- liams announced to the church and congregation of the Independent Chapel his intention of resigning his ministry of the church on the last Sunday in March 1896. DANGEROUS.—We have received a letter (which we regret our space prevents us publishing, from Mr J. Roberts, Hygienic Bakery, Brynteg, in which lie complains of having been struck by a stone which was thrown from the Brynteg Schoolyard. He also points out that the wall, which the residents know so well, is dangerous and requires attention. BROUGHTON CHURCH.—The stained glass window to be placed in Broughton Church to the memory of Mrs Clayton will be executed by Messrs Jones and Willis, of Birmingham. The following is a descrip- tion of the window :—The three centre lights being occupied by the Ascension (subject), and the two outer ones by Dorcas and St. Luke. A more appro- Eriate reminder or fitting memento could not have been devised than this. The text is taken from Timothy, 4th chapter. 11th verse. It is expected that the dedication will take place at Easter. SOCIAL GATHERING.—The committee and friends of the Broughton Young Men's Eisteddfod met in the Pisgah Chapel, on Wednesday, to bid farewell to their secretary, Mr John Davies, who is about to leave the district for Shropshire, having been ap- pointed manager to the Stirckley Coal and Iron Com- pany. After tea (supplied by Mr Churton), Mr John Fisher presided. He said they had to bid farewell to the secretary, Mr Davies, but he had generously consented to act as secretary until the next Eistedd- fod. Mr Charles Anderson added his testimonty to the high esteem in which he held Mr Davies, an d was sure that he was expressing the feelings of all present. He congratulated Mr Davies on the position he had attained, whilst regretting his departure. Mr J. Andrew and Mr G. Wynne having spoken, Mr John Davies suitably responded. CONCERT.—A concert was given on Monday even- ing in the Brynteg Congregational Chapel by the Broughton Excelsior Male Voice Party, conducted by Mr Evan Evans, being for the benefit of Mr Edward Evans, Brymbo. Mr Joseph Edwards, Derwen House, was chairman, in the absence of Mr Findlay. The Male Voice Party rendered various prize choruses and also the test pieces of the coming Eisteddfods at Coedpoeth and Dolgelly. The follow- ing artistes also took part :—The Misses Hopwood, Summerhill Mr Simon Davies, Mr Seth Jones, Mr C. Jones, Mr G. Wynne, Mr William Davies, Mr H. Hopwood, Mr J. R. Parry violin, Mr T. Davies flute, Mr J. Hughes and pianist, Mr E. J. Cunnah (organist, Gresford.) There was a large audience. TEA AND PRESENTATION.—A presentation took place at the Mission Room, Brynteg, on Monday. The members and friends connected with the above place of worship having decided a short time ago to show their appreciation of the services rendered by their organist (Miss M. A. Lloyd) in a tangible form. The presentation was preceded by a tea, many friends being present. The following ladies pre- sided at the tables :—Mrs Williams, Mission Room Mrs Woodfine, Soutlisea Miss Davies, Miss Jones, Brynteg Mrs Roberts, Pentre Mrs Edward Davies, Pentre Issa. and Mrs Briscoe. After tea Mr John Williams presided.—The Chairman said they had met together that evening under happy circum- stances to present Miss Lloyd with a small token of their esteem towards her. Fifteen years ago the Mission Room was first opened, and the good work bad been done there. Several young men who had worshipped there were now clergymen in the Church, and were doing good work. Miss Lloyd had been very faithful, and for the last ten years had presided at the organ without any remuneration. He had great pleasure in asking Miss Lloyd to accept a marble timepiece.—Miss Lloyd gracefully responded. The timepiece, which was a very handsome one, was supplied by W. Martin, Wrexham, and bore the following inscription :—" Presented to Miss M. A. Lloyd by friends and members of Brynteg Mission Koom. as a token of their regard and appreciation of her services as organist. December 16th, 1895." MTNSTRELS.—Ou Monday and Tuesday evening, the boards of the Public Hall were occupied by the Brymbo Tennis Club Minstrels, when two splendid entertainments were given. The first portion of the programme consisted of the following :-Solo and chorus, The merriest fellows are we," Mr Lawson and troupe Say 1 u Itevoir," Mr Gwilym Parry comic song, "Keep it on the quiet," Mr George Roberts Sweet Marie," Mr Meredith Williams "White Squal," Mr Tom Morris; coniiesoiia, "Dandy Coloured Coon," Mr Maurice Griffith plintittion melody, Plavirig on the old banjo," Mr J. Arthur. Griffiths comic song, Molly Riley," Mr Llew Lambert solo and chorus, "Mill May," Mr G. Parry plantation melody, "Good night," Mr J. Richards and troupe. In the second part, Mr Haswell, of Chester, gave a comic song in costume, which was rcdemanded. Mr Maurice Griffiths cleverly con- tributed a step dance, and Mr Watkin personated a skirt dancer. Mr E. G. Littleboy unburdened him- self in a stump oration, entitled Nothing in general, and everything in particular," containing several local hits which were enjoyed. The pro- gramme closed with an extravaganza, entitled The illustrious strauger," ur Married and buried." There were three scenes, and the respective parts were taken as follows :—Mazawattee the Great (king of the island and boss of the show), Mr E. Lloyd Hocus Hoinocea (physician-in-chief to the court), Mr M. Griffith; Brunswick Black (undertaker- in-general and mummy maker to the court), Mr Kent Smith Benjamin Bovril (of H.M.S. Wash- ingtub," the illustrious stranger), Mr D. Lawson Prince Sapolio (in exile—" Won't wash clothes ), Mr Elliot Showemin (usher to the eourt), Mr Lin- tern Chuckemout (the police force of the island), Mr Barratt. The parts were admirably sustained, and Messrs M. Griffith and Kent Smith were most prominent throughout the pieces in bringing down the house. The musical portion of the work was entvusted to Mr Lintern, who was very successful. Mr Kent Smith acted in the first part as interlocotour, and Messrs M. Griffiths and George Roberts as cornermen, kept up their well-known reputation. The hall was packed each evening. Mr Giies was stage manager, and Mr J. S. Iloilings, accompanist.
GWERSYLLT AND SUMMERHILL. CONCERT.—The annual concert in connection with the Christmas Prize Shooting Fund of the F Com- pany 1st Y.B.R. W.F., was held in the Drill Hal!, on Friday evening. The hall had been neatly decorated, under the direction of Mr E. J. Dodd, Wheatsheaf Inn, who takes a deep interest in the Company, and Instructor Bridgewater rendered valuable assistance. In the absence of Mr E. S. Clark the chair was taken by Ilr R. W. Evaus, of Wrexham. The following programme was well executed:—Selection, Oak Alyn Band; song, When the flowing tide comes in," Mrs L lwrence; song, "In celler cool," Mr H. Hopwood; song, When the heart is young," Miss Grwladys Williams (encored); concertina solo, Mr Scott, medalist, Pontpridd comic sketch, Mr H. Nimble, Manchester; selection, The Royal Festival," 'Oak Alyii Band; song, Should he upbraid," Miss Gwladys Williams; concertina solo, Mr Scott; sketch, Sir Nimble; song, Alrs Lawrence; song, The Desert," Mr Hopwood; sketch, Mr Nimble. The accom- panists were Messrs George A. Barnes and Eimms, Wrexham.
HOPE AND CAERGWRLE. SALE OF WORK.—A sale of work and entertainment was held in the National School, Bridgend, on Monday, in aid of the repairs of the Parish Church. The stalls, neatly laid out, were placed in the class- room, and a brisk sale began during the afternoon. The dtall-liolders were :—Mrs C. Trevor Roper, of Plas Teg, general stall; Mrs Davies, Mountain Via,4,, jumble sale Miss M. Jones, The Rectory, grocery stall: Miss Kelham, dairy stall. Tea was provided. from four to six p.m., MrsJ oshna. Evans superintend- ing, the ladies presiding at the tables being Mrs T. Edwards (Stryt Issa), Mrs E- O. Probert, Miss; Sharman, Mrs Roberts (Post Office), and Mrs W. Whittingham. A handsome Christmas tree was provided after tea in the class-room. During the evening Mr Shepherd sang The Merry Monk," Mr Thomas Griffiths Getaway from the window," and Miss S. A. Edwards Whisper and I shall hear." Dancing was carried on till nine o'clock, the follow- ing ladies acting as accompanists :—Misses Hoult, Pattison, Millington, and Lever; and Mrs W. A. Jones, Derby Park. A good sum was realised.
RUABON. LANTERN ENTERTAINMENT.—On Monday evening, a lantern entertainment entitled John Ploughman's Pictures was given in the Wesleyan Chapel, in aid of the new chapel building fund. ENTERTAINMENT.—Mr Theo Daniels gave his second entertainment on Monday evsnitg, when there was a large audience. Mr Daniels was assisted by Mr Harry Cheeseman, and he introduced several new items into the programme The man from Borneo," A bit mixed down the road," which to- gether with the other items secured the heartiest appreciation of the audience. FIRE.—On Tuesday evening a fire broke out at Park Farm. Mr and Mrs Parry were at the time in the village. The Wynnstay fire engine was in immediate attendance, and under the command of Mr Hope rendered valuable assistance. The fire was soon extinguished. The loss, which is covered by insurance, is estimated at about JE200.
RUTHIN. I FIRE ALARJI AT NANTCLWVD HAI.L.—On Wednes- day week a fire was discovered at Nantclwyd Hall. Mrs Naylor Leyland sent at once for the Ruthin Fire Brigade, and they arrived under Chief Officer Theodore Rouw and Lieutenant E. Tegld Owen, of the Castle Hotel. They pulled up at Nantclwyd twenty-one minutes after starting. They found the fire had been extinguished without itself doing much damage, although considerable damage was done by water. Mrs Naylor Leyland and her guests were much pleased by the promptness which the brigade displayed.—We understand the chief officer of Ruthin Brigade, Mr Theodore Rouw, has been made a life honorary member of the Federation des Sapeurs Pompiers of France and Algeria, and alsp gf the Belgian Federation of Firemen.
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. I The committee appointed to conduct the com- petiticn for the junior cup met at Wrexham on Thursday evening, to hear and determine a number of protests in connection with the ties in the second round. Rhosrobin, who were beaten bv Buckley Victoria, pro:ested on the ground that Buckley had played an ineligible man, and that the goal posts were five inches short of the regulation height. The objection was upheld, and the tie a,warded to Rhosrobin.- Rua.bon Albion, who were defeated by Wrex- ham Reserve, claimed the match on the ground that Wrexham did not turn out until thirteen minutes after the advertised time. Wrex- ham's excuse for the delay was the non-arrival of the ball to time. The protest was dismissed, but Wrexham were censured and Sned 5s.—Wrexham Old Boys' protest against Overton for playiug an ineligible man was upheld, and the tie was awarded them. a +
I THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS IN I WREXHAM. At Friday afternoon, at Queen-street Chapel, a meeting of the principal tradesmen and employers in the town was held to consider whether the shops could not be closed the who'e day after Bank Holiday. There was a fair attendance. Mr J. C. Gittins, in the absence of Mr J. F. Edisbury, pre- aided--V.Ilr Dodd, was present representing the shop assistants, and explained that Friday being the early closing day, the assistants wanted to have the whole day if the employers would close the shops. He thought it would not make much difference to trade. —Mr Gittins proposed that the employers be recom- mended to close the shops on the whole of Friday, and Mr Seotcher seconded.—It was stated that letters had been received from all the principal employers in the town declaring they were in favour of closing on the whole of Friday.—Mr C. E. Evans proposed that they wait until they receive a definite reply from one firm which had not decided, but his motion was not seconded, and the proposition was carried.—The meeting closed with the usual votes of thanks.
BANGOR. I CHILDREN'S CONCERT.—On Tuesday, a very success- ful concert was given by the children attending the schools. The room was crowded. Praise is due to Mr and Mrs Davies, the Schools, for the admirable manner in which the little ones performed their re- spective tasks. Captain Fenwick, Pla»-y-fron, was the chairman.
JOHNSTOWN. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—On Tuesday evening, at the Guild, a debate took place on Are strikes justifiable."
CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRE. Benefit CONCE:RT.-On Sunday evening the sixth annual concert was held for the benefit of David Griffith, the blind boy, who is educated at the Ren- shaw-street Asylum, and whose progress at the in- stitution has given the greatest satisfaction. He is now learning the basket making trade, and specimens of his work were shown at the concert. The Rev. John Jones, Ruabon, presided.
FFRWD. ] THRIFT.—The savings of the members of the Primitive Methodist Band of Hope and Thrift Society were distributed on Friday, the amount being X25. The secretary is Mr Edward Roberts, and the treasurer Miss Cotterill.
OSWESTRY. I A TEituou.-On Saturday morning Charles Gilbert, a cripple, was brought up on a warrant, charged with threatening to stab Mary Oswell, aged 20. at the Golden Lion Inn. The prosecutrix said she refused Gilbert beer because be was drunk, whereupon he took a knife from his pocket, opened it and rush sd for her. She escaped.—Superintendent Langford said the prisoner was a terror to society and a really dangerous man. He had 27 convictions agaiust him for assaults, highway robbery, 4burglary &c.-The prisoner pleaded hard to be let off, and said he had only been out of gaol a fortnight.—In default of finding sui table sureties the prisoner was sentenced to six months, hard labour, and to a week-i imprison- ment in default of paying the costs. THE lImH SC.IOOL.-On Monday the annual distribution of prizes was held in connection with the Oswestry High School, of which Mr O. Owen is the head master, at the Public Hall, Oswestry. Mr Cadwaladr Davies, of London, presided, and in testifying to the good work done by Mr Owen, said he was not aware that in secondary education in Wales they were doing very mveh more than carry- ing out the principles reduced to practice by Mr Owen. All who had followed the course of the remarkable movement in Wales for the last twenty years to secure a national system of education would have observed that there was one principle which all who had laboured in that course have tried to give expression to, and that was that the education of the people was really the concern of the whole nation, and not of a section of the people. The leaders of Welsh education had recognised that it was extremely necesary to secure a system which would combine the academic and the popular elements, and men of various political and religious views. Mr Owen had recognised that principle, and also the principle that the school should be a reflection of home life. He thought it was very important to them in Wales that they should do nothing to destroy the influence of the home. He often thought it was impossible to supply a better system of moral and religious disiphne than that which was provided in the homes of Wales. He dreaded a complete break between the old life and the new era they were about to enter I upon. He thought it was possible to combine in their national system of education their ancient traditions with those methods which they copied from their neighbours. He hoped that the period of comparison and boastfulness in which Welshmen sometimes engaged was over, for although adding gaiety to the cisteddfodie platform, it did not add much to their dignity. That great wave ot national life which was sweeping over Wales, might, if wisely directecl, prove of untold good. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, Thursday.—Before Captain Lovett (chairman), E. Burke Wood, J. Dovasti'ii. W. H. G. Weaver, and R. Moon, Esqrs., and Rev. T. M. Bulkelev-Owen. The ll'r.ff I-eltu)e Case.—Mr Cottam, of Ludlow, again applied on behalf of Alfred Vaughan, of West Felton, to commit Mary Ellen Canalin, Sandtord, to prison in default of paying the costs of the successful affiliation appeal against her at the Shropshire Quarter Sc-ssioiis--Bc-foue going into the application. Mr Cottam expressed his great regret at the loss the Bench, and also the county had sustained in the death of Captain Atcherley. Mr W. H. Bott defended Candlin. She was ordered to pay the costs, or three days' imprisonment. Jones, bricklayer, Morda, and Mary Elizabeth Jones were charged with neglecting their four children.—Mr F. W. Williams was for the prosecution, on behalf of the S.P.C.C. The defendants were imprisoned last year for the same offence.—Inspector George Luff, of the society. said the children were aged ten years, eight years, three years, and nine months. They had hardly any cloth- in. The house was in a dirty state. The female defendant said she could not do any better, as her husband only gave her 8- a week. The three elder children's bed was on the tioor, and only had three old overcoats on.—The mother was now sentenced to six months' imprisonment, and the man to four months'. Poachimj Cases —James Roberts, and Jacob White- house, colliers, Glyn Morlais, were charged with tres- passing on land in the occupation of Lord Trevor, in search of conies, on the 9tli inst. Defendants pleaded guilty.—Mr Kenrick was for the complainant, and the defendants were fined 2s 6d and costs each. Xa Jjicewes.—Joseph Tinsley, Maesbury, roadman, was charged by P.C. Hirons with keeping a dog with- out a licence on November 15th. Fined 5s and 7s 6d costs.-Walter Swain, Maesbury Marsh, fined 2s 6d and 5s costs for a similar offence. Shety) Brab.-J oIm Wilde, Argoed Hall, Kinnerley, farmer, was charged with causing six sheep affected with scab to be driven on the highway on the 7th ult. near Ivinnerley, and also with keeping them in a field adjoining the highway.—Fined 10s and costs in each case, orE2 5s in all.
Too Late to be Classified. WANTED„ HOUSEMAID-WAITRESS.— Mre RICHARDS, 28,"Regent-street. 2682s I
METEOROLOGICAL TAB L E. I I FOR WEEJK KNBING DECEMBER 18th, 18S5. I FROM THE ?tOUGHTON AND PLA8 POWER COAL I Company, Limited. I BAE(JiIJ3TEI4 READINGS. i I Taken at 9 am, trom an Aneroid by Negretti and j Zambra. THERMOMETER (IN DEGREES.) Minimum 25 30 32 35 i 39 25 25 Maximum 46 I 43 J 52 43 41 i Z6 Wet Bulb 33 37 58 3, 3S 34 28 Dry Bulb 33 40 ] 33 42 36 34 28 All maximum temperatures, are shade tempers,tores Rainfall in 39 05 I inches I I' i' I' Total rainfall for week 1.22 inches. }
OVERTON. LOCAL NOTES. Owing to the heavy and slippery state of the ground, there have been many, though not serious falls in the hunting field.—When with the hounds oil Monday, Mr Hugh Peel damaged one of his eyes through colliding with his horse's hea.d,-The Parish Council of Overton has not been idle since its forma- tion. Fair progress has been m?de with the allot- ment question, and its action in regard to the drain- age of the village has borne good results. Mr Scragg makes an excellent cliai rill an.-Bango r Parish Council should follow its example, but it must be urged in its favour that when anything is brought forward for the good of the village, a stumbling block is placed in the way by outsiders. I
RHOSLLANERCRHUGOG. j SUDDEN Death.—3Irs Jane Jones, wife of Mr Watkin Jones, High-street, died suddenly on Sun- day night. She attended Capel Mawr, and retired as usual on Sunday night, when she was taken ill I and expired about half-past two on Monday morn- ing. LECTURES.—The Rev. Robert Jones, Capel Mawr, delivered a, lecture to the members of the Ford Gron Society on Thursday evening upon Genius." The same evening the Rev. Jonathan Evans, Buckley, was at Bethlehem Chapel Schoolroom giving a lecture upon Henry Ward Beecher." Both lectures were much praised. THE CHARITIES.—A special committee, convened by the Rhosllanerchrugog Parish Council was held on Saturday evening at the Public Hall, for the pur- pose of dealing with the parochial charities of the Ruabon district. It was stated that the total number of recipients for flannel in the Rhos district was 296, the total number for the four parishes, i.e., Ruabon, Cefn Mawr, Penycae, and Rhos, being 960 and the total number of yards of flannel for the parishes named being 2,694, together with 62 blankets. With regard to the value in money, the total value for the four parishes amounts to X120. divided as follows Rhos, n7 Cefn Nlttwr, iE34 Penycae, iE27 and Ruabon, £22. PRESENTATION.-On Monday evening a pleasing little ceremony took place at Hill-street English Chapel, ween Mr W. J. Rogers was presented with an address on leaving to reside at Wrexham. Before making the presentation to Mr Rogers, his three little boys-Herbert, Harold, and Freddy-were each presented with a handsome Oxford Bible. The Bibles were presented to the boys on behalf of the Presentation Committee by Mrs Jones, Maelor-view, Mrs Denbigh Jones, and Miss Connard. The address to Mr Rogers, which was read by the secre- tary (Mr Joseph Charles) was as follows To Mr Williitn-i John Rogers, Holly Bank, Wrexham. Dear brother,— W e, the undersigned, representing the Hill-street English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Rhosllanerchrugog, cannot allow the occasion of your leaving us to pass without some acknowledg- ment of your long and valued services. For over twenty years you have faithfully and intelligently laboured with and for us as a Sunday school teacher, superintendent, and deacon, and generously con- tributed, spiritually and materially, to the well- being of the church and the spread of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Whilst we deeply regret your departure, it is our united and earnest prayer that the blessing of the Almighty may follow you, and bring peace and prosperity to you and your family, and that your labours for the Master may be as successful in the future as they have been in the past.—On behalf of the members of the church and Sabboth school, we are, dear brother. Richard Wil- liams (pastor), J. Denbigh Jones, R. R. Jones, Richard Pritchard, B. Hough (deacons); Annie Con- nard (treasurer) and Joseph Charles (secretary) Pre- sentation Committee." Addresses were given by Mr J. Denbigh Jones, Mr Richard Pritchard, Mr R. R. Jones, Mr James Connard, and the pastor, the Rev. Richard Williams. Mr Rogers, in suitable words, thanked his friends for these tokens of the apprecia- tion in which he was held. A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE 1,1 RHOS PAROCHIAL CHARITIES. A REVIEW, REMONSTRANCE, AND EXPOSURE. I On Monday, December 9th, I received an official notification that the vicar and churchwardens of Rhos were requested by the trustees to distribute the above charities as aforesaid, coupled with a sugges- tion adopted at the meeting of the four Councils at Ruabon, held on the 2nd of December, that two representatives of the Parish Council be invited to assist in drawing out list of recipients. The same morning I called on the secretary of the Parish Council and handed him the letter. and which he at once showed to the chairman of the Parish Council. At the same interview the secretary informed me that the Parish Council solicited my attendance at a charities' meeting on Friday, the 13th. In reply I said, -1 Let it be the very first even- ing—Tuesday, the 10th—in order to save time, when I will attend and make a statement." Punctually at 8.15 p.m. I was in evidence. In due course I was invited to address the Council, and which I did to the following purport:— Having read the letters which came to my hand from Mr E. Lloyd Jones, I con- tinued by saying that during the last eighteen years it had been my lot to have much to do with charity distribution, and in so doing had co-operated with men most harmoniously, and that never had narrow denominational or political influences misguided my I' efforts to bring help and good cheer to the poor, help- less, and suffering. In my last parish I invited Non- conformist representation to assist vicar and church- wardens, and this joint working continued to the end of my stay there. (I did this because my views are LioeraJ-vea., Radical and Socialistic on the point). Having come into charge at Hhos I followed the same method, and asked a member of committee to invite a number of leading parishioners to sit with us in working out the charity list. In lesponse two gentlemen came, and took their full share in the work. At the close both expressed their complete satisfaction with the list, and one added voluntarily. If an angel from Heaven came here he could not do better." An angelic testimony to our poor efforts, thought I! In course of time I expressed the earnest hope that they would join us again, but they regret. fuiiy declined, one stating that the trouble and bother he had experienced at the hands of non-recipients made him decline to have more to do with such ungrateful duty. I expressed my sincere disappoint- ment, and added that if the inviting of friends to help in the work brought them thus into needless worry and annoyance, we must do the best we can as a committee ourselves. However (I said), in what I have done I have shown the wish of my heart. When the late Act re charities was passed, my joy was extreme at the prospect of the transfer to the parish council of the. Orll charities, and great was m\ chagrin when „he elections happened so late in the year. My hopes were dashed And, alas, nothing was left us but to set to work once more to fulfil out allotted duty on behalf of trustees which we could not shirk. The Rhos elections took place on December 17th. I Our charity list was either completed, if not sent off, while the battle of the booths was going on. Let this be borne in mind. On the 31st December, 1894, the first meeting of the Pariah Council took place, at which meeting the councillors elected for the first time, signed the de- claration of the acceptance of office, and were legally constituted a parish cour.cil. (The charity dis- tribution irad as usual taken place on St. Thomas's i Day.) The chairman, on being elected, made his maiden speech, IInd being evidently in a billious j mood. on referring to the charities, went on to utter remarks uncalled for. uncharitable (and to apply the expression used by himself) dixrcspectfxl in the extreme, regarding th(. Vicar of Rhos. I had not forgotten this unseemly, sudden onslaught, but had restrained myself from retaliating, comforted by a quiet conscience, and knowing well that a litt)? time ￼ would m?k< the chairman's falsities ridiculous.— j Justice is slow but sure. However, being asked again to administer the parochial cha"riti this year (I said w the-Council) in the face of the past I havs great pleasure in transferring to yon all vicarial rights in the mater, and to beg of yon to do it all yourselves. 'It will be a great rehef to m? I :UHmre you. So I beg of you to undertake the respon- sibilities, and may you have no reviler. "But, no:! They would not listen-a.11 round 1 was appealed to continue my work-the chairman kimself insisting strongly that they could not part with me. Unanimously I was besought to do as before. For the poor's sake I consented. At the close of my remarks before the Parish Council, the chairman, instead of acting the man, and making a free, fdl, open and suitable apology for his foait?h and nonsensical remarks, alf"ug of necessity uttering a lame regret, en- deavoured to cover his inglorious retreai by methods not at all commendable. First of all he doubted the correctnsss of the report in the North li'ales Guardian, to which I referred, and added that the Advertiser contained a more accurate account of his remarks. I therefore examined the files of both papers, and the reperts read thus :—?\orth Wales Guardian, January Bth, He (the Chairman) strongly commented on the action of the Rev. T. Pritchard, vicar of Rhos, in not having invited the councillors to co-operate with fcun, and to see to the oroper distribution of the citarities. ¡ He thought it was -very disrespectful on the pairi ,af the Rhos vicar, Are-" I have already proved that our work was done before councillors were in existeroe, and before a Parish Council was formed to show respect to. I uave allways shown how anxious I was ) to .have the help of others besides ourselves on com- mittee. The speaker w.,as simply casting firebrands at random. Now for the Advertiser report of January 5th, Cq which he appealed. It makes him use these complimentary teruis:— The method of distribution i was shameful. They would be surprised if he were to mention the names of some of those that had been the- raaiaients of charities at Rhos the week before last." "My crushing and overwhelming retort is this, that this same list is the one that four elected representa- tives of the Parish Council have yesterday put the seal of thek approbation to after going through it iname by navae." If it was shameful in 1894 it is so in 1895. But, puttiag this aside for a moment, the above language is sttch thnt mere imperfection in adminis- tratiou could not justify it. I.' must also refer to parochial charities, as it is beysnd his province to dictate and interfere with the rights and wishes of private gifts. j I We only allow it to our Transatlantic cousin 'to boss creation What possessed him to run riot as he has done I cannot imagine. Surely he must now see that rash words come home to roost. He now j brands his fellow councillors as acting sbamefully, on Friday, the 13th December, 1895, because they have re-enacted the shameful deed." The Chair- man said For Mr Prichard he had great respect, but certain misdoings had been done in the matter of the charities by my predecessors in office." There- fore, 0 justice, I must be chastised Surely this is visiting the sins (,f -he fathers on the children with a vengeance. He iI L,o admitted that he did not I know before, thai }ir Prichard had at any time invited Nonconformists. He should not speak so intahibly and severe, when he does not know. It sti-ilies me that 1,c uoes noi know many things, it would be well for iiiii. to know, and among other tnipgs, that men whom he ciuelly belittles, have feelings, and thai at last a patient Welshman will bite. Chairmen of parish councils ought to be well informed, considerate and gentlemanly in their criticisms, especially when they do not know, because men cannot always spare time to be taking I them to school. When a wasp stings, it has to be crushed. To sum up, I must characterise conduct like the above on the part of public men, as simply despicable, and demands to be followed by the amende honorable without a particle of reservation. I agreed, at the unanimous request of the Parish Council, to do my part in the distribution this year, simply because I would not that the poor suffer inconvenience through the folly of speech, but as long as the chairman of the Parish Council lacks the manliness and urbanity to make a full, open, and candid apology for his inexcusable indiscretion, this must be the last participation of mine in the work, much to my own personal comfort. How much happier this would be, if only men would learn to restrain the little member.' and how pleasant it is to witness brethren dwell together in uuity.' Gnard, my child, thy toar/ue, That it speak no '.vrong Let no evil word pass o'er it, Sc:t the watch of truth before it, That it speak no wrong, Guard, my child, thy tongue." THOS. Piiichard, Dec. 14 th, 1S95. Vicar of Rhos.
HAWARDEN. SGICIDF.-A-lr Bromley held an inquest on rriaay, at Hawardcn. on the body of a girl named Jane Heald, residing with Mr Thos. Hampson, manager of the Aston Hall Colliery Company, who committed suicide by drowning at Ewloe on Wednesday night. The deceased, who was twenty-one years of age, was last seen alive by Mrs Hilton, at Wellfield-house. On Wednesday evening Mr Hampson went to the police station at Ilawarden aud stated that the girl was missing. A letter had been left by her addressed to her sweetheart, a young man named Wm. Cooper. It was an ordinary love letter, but pinned accross the corner was a slip on which were the words By the time you get this note I shall be across there in the pool," meaning a pool a short distance away. The letter was handed to the police, and on the spot referred to being searched the body was recovered. They jury returned a verdict of suicide while temporarily insane. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—There was an exceptionally large attendance at Hawarden Board of Guardians on Friday in Tiew of the notice of motion which had been given with regard to the practice of giving the paupers beer to their Christmas dinner, at their last meeting the board having decided to give the inmates money in lieu of beer. Sir E. S. Taylor, Sa.ndycroft, moved that this resolution should be rescinded, and that the inmates should be allowed beer as on former occasions. He thought that the last meeting of the board took a high-handed action, and did a very unkind thing to the inmates. He objected to them upsetting an old custom and discontinuing a little act of kindness at the season of Christmas towards the inmates of the house. Miss Thom, Hawarden, seconded the motion. Major Gibson, Buckley, thought it was rather hard lines on the women that they were only to have half a pint of beer, while the men were to have a pint. (Laughter.) Miss Thom: I must propose that the women's allowance be doubled. (L.LU-hter.) Mr John Cawley, Kinnerton, did not think that a drop of beer would do anybody any harm. Mr William Fryer, Penyfford, thought that it would be a mistake to give the inmates beer. The chairman, Mr John Roberts, said he was told it would not be legal to give the inmates niouev in lieu of beer. Mr John Dunn, Ewloe, said during the twenty years he had been a guardian beer had never once been objected to. Tne clerk said the inmates had been asked their opinion on the subject. Eight men would like beer, one man would prefer money, and eight would prefer tobacco, while seven women were in favour of beer and si xfor tea. Mr John Cawley and Mr Fred Roberts had offered to supply the inmates with tobacco. On a division the motion in favour of beer was carried by eleven votes to eight. The clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board enclosing a minute they had received from Mr Morgan, the district auditor, regarding the board's complaint that he had faiied to point out errors during his audits in the books of the late rate collector. The minute stated that the errors were long antecedent to the defalcations of the coliector. The most serious error in addition was merely brought about by a total being inadvertently brought forward, and was not, one of substance. It was decided to ask the Local Government Board whether they were satislLd with the explanation.
¡ MOLD. DEATH OF Mk. Eiuyai:d 11. Powell.—We regret I to record the death of Mr E. Henry Powell, of the Dolphin Hotel, which took place on Thursday morn- ing after a few weeks illness. He was thirty-five years of age, and was the eldest son of the late Mr Benjamin Powell. Originally of a strong, robust constitution. he suffered much some years ago from blood poisoning, from the effects of which he never fully recovered. He was very generous, and leaves a widow and two children. The .-uncral-,L public one —takes place on Monday. TIIE ALYN SCHOOL.—A meeting of the local governors was held on Saturday, present: Mr Thos. Parry (presiding), the Revs. E. 31. Roderick and J. Osveu, Messrs H. LI. Jones, J. Astbury, J. 3Iorgan, R. Prince, and G. H. Simon, clerk. Mr Lloyd Parry, Head 3Iaster, was also present. The resignation of 31r Fullertolr. one of the masters, was considered, and it appeared there were about forty applications for the vacancy. A sub-committee had met to con- sider these, and had reduced them to three. The Master informed the governors that two out of the three had withdrawn, so only one remained, a Mr Popkin, of 3Iaesteg, who was an ex-P.T., and an undergraduate of Oxford. He was twenty-six years of age, and was preparing for his finals. His refer- ences were unexceptional, and he was appointed. SUICIDE AT CILCEN.—On Monday in last week there was a sale at Ty Mawr, Cilcen, the late tenant, Mr Adam Roberts, giving up farming, and after the s[1,le ths house was vacated. Some little time ago his brother, Thomas Roberts, who was fiftv-three years of age, came to reside with him, and after the ;ale lodged at the White Horse. On Thursday morning he left the house after breakfast, and was not seen again. He was searched for. 01- examination of Ty 3iawr, it was found he had retained to the old house, entered a back bedroom, and huneT himself by a rope suspended by one of the beams. When found he had evidently been banging for some hours. An inquest was held on the body on Saturday, before Mr n. B roan ley (coroner), when a verdict of "Committed suicide during a fit of temporary insanity" was returned. TRADES L MOXI.^M.—A public meeting, under tha auspices of the National Union of Gas Workers and Geueral Labourers, was held at Mold on Thursday week. and was fairly well attended by working men. Mr C. E, Brown, of Chester, who presided, alluded to the formation of the Chester branch of the union, four or five years ago, as having been the means of raising the standard of wages paid for unskilled labour in that city. He referred to the compensation i claims successfully carried out by the union on behalf of members in Liverpool and e'sewliere, and in conclusion urged those present to become mem- bers. Mr Pete Carran, of London, as the repre- seiitittive of the union, uave particulars relating to ￼ its present condition. He believed Mold was bhiud j other towns in North Wales or Cheshire, so far as labour organisation was concerned, and said he had generally found that where men were not organised the wages there paid were not so high as in districts where men were organised. Mr Edwaid Peters, of Buckley, miners agent for Flintshire, also spoke in support of trades uvnonisni, and at the close of the llJeeing a number of new members joined the union. RUNAWAY IInasi:.—There was considerable exeite- j meat at the Cross, in Mold, on Saturday. About liaif an hour past noon a horse and cart were stand- ing opposite the new shop in High-street, built on the site of the Old Black Iioy. Suddenly the horse I began walking away, and toiling himself without superintendance, ran. It was making straight for the shop of Mr H. Lloyd Jones, but '3. man, who stood on the parapet, ran to Kieet him. throwing out his arms and a stick which he held in his hand. This caused the horse swerve to hif- right, but the left wheel came with a j-erk on to the curbstone, while the axle caught the lamn post on the corner nearly upsetting it and knocking the cap off. The horse then ran across the street, and en to the pave- ment, which seat it celreering again towards the other side. It righted itself in the middle of the street, however, and ran mad-like the whole length of Wren- ham-street, not stopping till opposite .Bromfield-lane, more than half a mile away, where it was lxiet&y one of Messrs Thomas Parry and Co.'s carts.
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RHOSTYLLEN. held in this chape!, on Monday ni^hc. Tho^e WItS iur^e audience, which included Mrs Hughes, F^iriani llev. Thomas and Mrs Joiie i. Mr. Mrs. and Misao-s Pattiuson. Liver C'j-Lt.ig;; Mrs and Dive: Mr and Mrs and Miss Lloyd, Tlas Gron-j Mr Bernard, Morris, and Mrs Davies, Ph" Powo. The proceeds weie in aid of the minister's new house. The chair \v:is occupied by Mr Wiiiiam C. Hughes, C.C.. Fennant, who handsome. • subscribed to the fund The f it) — Anthem. David's Confidence," the Choir: s>on;j. 1.itr len; Mr Tom K iwards sons. Light and darkness, Miss Stevens pianoforte duet. l\Ii; Lloyd and Patteifon sang, Somebody whispered so sweet," .Mi s Amy Edwards :1.ir. How vain is man, Mr T. Kdwatds, llhùs; qiiztr-,at,,e. Mr Tom Edwauls and party song. •• In her little bed," Miss Poiiie .Jones; anthem. Praise ye Jehovah: the C:uir chorus, Comrades son? of hope," the Choir Ona byddai'11 hat o hyd," Mr E(4%viL,: ds, 1',Iio., Ittil) dtil) Edwards, llhos son»r. ltub a dub dub, Miss A. A. Davies • Mr Juhn Jones, llhos Jng. Atuje's ever bright and fair." Miss L. G. Daniel; song. Three shipwrecks." Mr T. Edwards, lihostylleu piano- forte solo, Mr C'aradoc Hoberts; song, Heaveniv land," Mr Tom Edwards, llhos quartette. Mr -Joilii 'I' 1' Roberts and party sJng:" To-morrow will do. 1 Miss Stevens anthem, What are these. the Choir. 1 The opening chorus by the choir was most beauti- fuily rendered. Mr E. Jones conducted, and great praise is due to him fur the excellence attained in his company of singers. Mr Thomas Edwards, Ehos, delivered his solo, Ilow vain is man," in masterly style, and secured a well deserved encore. Miss Polly Jones, a very junior singer, verv sweet'.v rendered In her little bed we laid her." "The tirst part concluded with Praise ye Jehovah." which tlia choir excellently rendered. During the irterv?, the chairman, Rev. Thosias Jones, Messrs Diiiiielzl and Blew, addressed the audience. The chairman, in the course of his remarks, said he was always willing to help, and he liked to seu Nonconformists and Churchmen working together for the common good, although he was a churchman himself The second part opened with the chorus Comrades song of hope," by the choir. This was very well rendered Mr lom Edwards then delivered a Welsh son-, and this he also gilve iu his usual style, and obtained all encore. Miss Davies then sang Rub a dub, drb and obtained an encore- Auother good feature in the programme was Ma.ri Lee, and he was deservedly eucorea. Miss Laura Daniels verv sweetly, with very gooa expression. s=lr Atigels ever bright tid fair." Mr Caradoc Roberts gave an excel- lent pianoforte solo, Men of Haxlecht" with varia- twns, and he deserves gre?t praise. The <.oucc- then concluded with the anthem, What are the? by the cho.r. ￼ Thomas Jones propo?d and Mr Damel" seconded, a vote of thanks to the ch.d- ™/0r klna!>' Presiding. The ch?r?n then pro- posed a vote A thanks to the choir, and to the accompanists, Mrs Bi?on and Mr C. ?..r? who kmdiy offered then- services? th?h?l??'s'? MS DaSf' lud "?-' being unwell and couli "ot attend I l'AltŒH COU';CIL.-At a meeting of this Council hetdo?. mlhuursday week, at Rhostvllen therp were present :-)!r-Thoma.s D?esin the h?i? Mr R.ch?d Prichard, vice.eh?irn?n, Mes?-s T??.? Î D?ies builder, lkn. L!oyd, Sari W Uiam w' Henry Jones, Ed?rd Ev?.. Robert Dover Tho nas ¡ Rogers, Robert Jei.es, ycLhnSteeu.Jame?Ro?? j'hp A j with the clerk, Mr Robert D?' --The Clerk said he had received letters from ?r William !C? Hu?he? agent for Mr Philip Yorke, ??i?f Mgard to a letter aPP^Sfor ailotm? kletfttepr on the same tject :rom '? trustees of the Piaspower estate, viz.. Messrs Bm-h f„ir Dcuglas, Chester. thitT™ lay the matter befoMre r MCr ^hi orke when he /n frol London. Messrs Birch,€ulljmornd DouSTi;ls stated that the aDDli^ation for aIlotDlents would shortly be considered, aud advised the cK *5 to sie Mr jfcamgay, the a^eat to t e estate Tho-Pi 1 sala? he hat! seen Mr Maiugay. who £ Sd h* rep01' to th trustees, and thev vfMld let H ll%council know. Mr John Roberta propo^d Thrrf thr the cierk "KriigaS1JI ™/ he l eu The reort of the sanitary COIl!mittee wa.. retd. a^ ^^ta^dthr^fda6u6cc with t1 resolution of the last meetim?" the committee had visited wm, the inspector varifus 12 '^J* .t.. ? p?nau &na "und most of them in o?e. At tC previous meeting it Was ■ council petition the Wrexham District Council to iSliue notice s on the property owners ia ItllO"<yl¡'n to disconnect the closet drains from the snrf?ice drains as early a.s possible. It was also proposed at that meeting to ask the clerk of the Wre"J¡am ￼ ￼ the matter stand O\"er until the sanitary committec had reported to the p:1rish c,)uncil.l'he Chairman now said the committee had 'I reporleù, [,nd the village was found in a fair condition. 1i?i? ep?ntej 1 Out that me Wrexham District Cou?-i n(I '?. PjWer to '"teifere with old propertie. but °h??y :? ? ??P?y, It was for ?m to d.ci 11-hz?t Lo do.—Mr R. Pnchard moved that no notice be taken of the matter, and Mr Benjamm L?.d seconded.—Mr Thomas Roser; pr.ipi-el the- matter be laid bef jre the \Vre.<ha n District Craned.— It was seconded.—On beins put to the vote. five voUd for tiie amendment, and ioar for the original iiidi )i-Tae am ::1¡¡llL:: vKti accordingly carried.—Mr Richard Pricirtrd. a- chair- man of tiie Footpath Committee, s lid that iie nad called a committee, but only two mraib .*rs turne 1 ip —Mr Thomas Roberts sain that be h t not received notice.—Mr Dover said that Mr Mortimer, the dis- trict; councillor, had complained to him th\ he hid bGn inDrcJ. X 0 noice had ùen s?'"? 1'?? f •iuv- thin* that had been goin^ on in the district. 11a 1 ne was unable to do anything a: the District Outi;1.! ia consequence.—The Chairman said that the r.ni^i Council was not bound to give Mr "loi'thiier notice. Everything was pat ou the District oil agenda, lie thought, however, i: ¡to; well to let the district councillors kuow of a::yt:i:n$ of importance. He thought the clerk might let hin: know at any time.—The Cierk The clerk has pite enough to do. (Laughter.) Everything is ptit .1 ths District Council agenda.— The 11 would like the Footpath Committee to v. 1 report at the next meeting, so -1 L could ecme to some resolution U').1n Wesu. Some of the footpaths were in very bai repair the present time.—Mr John Roberts "said he would be glad if the clerk would write out a list of the din-rent committees of the Council, and state who 0:1 them, and give a copy to everv member of the Council.—The Clerk suggested having tiieiu printed, but it \as not thought necessarv, and tiie promised to make the list required.—Mr I:)rt Jones wanted to know why the st, roads were carted all the was- from B»v!ehgwy:i. wnea they could be had at a far less distance —rat- Chairman said it had nothing ts do with !!1¡1t Council.—A short conversation on the ■subject followed.—The meeting closed with a vote of thuin4 to the Chairman. 0
PENYCAE. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A competitive meeting was held in the Public Hall. on Monday, when the Rev. W. R. Jones, Baptist Minister. Penycae. pie- sided. There was a crowded house, and the compe- titions wen good in everv case. ACCIDENT.—Mr Robert Jones. Tainant. 0:1.1 one ot his legs badly crushed at the Wynnstay Ood:eties. on Saturday. He met with an accident some yc-iiis ago, having both legs fractured.
News in Brief. Owing to pressure upon our space. we are com- pelled to hold over some reports. and abreviate others. In the Lichfield election petition, Mr ralford, the Liberal member has been unseated. The Mayor and Mayoress of Ilint have eiveii Christmas gifts to tiie poor of the town. The Victoria Football Club at Buckley, gave a concert, which was very successful. An amateur concert has been given at the B.ip'.ist Chapel, Mold, and proved very successful. Mrs Naylor Leyland has given £10 to the Ruthiiv Fire Brigade. On Monday the scholars of Vron Goeh Board School. Denbigh, gave a most successful concert in the Drill Hall. The Christmas show at Denbigh is reported as being very good, all the shops being tastefully arranged. On Wednesday evening a concert, arranged by the Vicar, was held at Rossett, in the National School, and was of a superior order. Emma Jones lias been sent by the Flint magis- trates to gaol for a month for having stolen, among other things, a mackintosh belonging to Mr Morri*- H.M. Assistant Inspector of Schools. There is a prospect of the United Choral Society nf Ruthin taking part in a Welsh Festival at thr Crystal Palace next year. The Christmas Show at Ruthin was held vesterdav. and proved very attractive. We shall give tiie prize winners next week. At Denbigh, the pupils of Mis- Hubbard's School held an exhibition of drawings and paintings on Wednesday. Mr Ralph Bankes. Northop 11-iil, was ni-tried 011 J huisdav r .i Mount, daugh.er of Mr Menu. M.P.. at Wasiiig Church, Berks.
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COEDPOETH AND MINERA. I GOOD NEWS-IF TkuE.Last ,S-,iturdav, we ,published a paragraph relating to the re-opening of works at Minera. We are very sorry to learn Vutt the information is, to say the least, piremattire. Zzon Chapkl Talwen.—At this chitpel, on Tues- day evening, a miscellaneous meeting was held. Soiitfs were given by Messrs R. Bladkshaw. Ernest Jonts, Alfred Thomas, a.nd Miss M. C. Griffiths Recitations by Mr Thomas Charles, jun., and Morris Davics. Selections were given ifoy Mr A. I George on the harmonium, and by MrWl H. Griffiths on the mouth o-gan. There was ar-rowd-ed meeting and tke usual votes of t hauls a were aotarded at the close. ) DRAEATIC EKTKRTAixME?r.—On MonS?y evening | a dramatic entertainment was given in ?be Parish Room, Cloeclpoeth, in aid of Minera Clothinc Club Society. The chair was taken by MxG.dT. Wvnne of PI n. There was a large' audience. Tiie first j part of the progi amine was taken up by a, tsomedietta entitled The Coming Wosaian." The different characters were ably sustained by Miss Evans Miss Aiiiv Evanfj, Miss A. Celia Evans, MineraTicarace Miss K. Gvbbons, Adwy, Mr W. J. Hughes. Castle House, and Dr. Jones, Bryn Darland. The act proved very interesting. During a short interval the Roc. J. Bovwn sung, "Whisperand I shall hear," which was wtll rendered, and selections upon the harp and violin were also given. This was followed by another amusing dialogue called A Sprig of Holly," in which the following ladies and gentktaien took gart. The Misses Evans, Vicarage. Mise K. Giboous, Miss Maud Gibbons, Mr John Jones, Mr AV. Pryce Williams, Mr R. Simons, Mr Clla. Williams, and Mr E. G. Griffiths. This dialogue kept the itudiencc in roars of langhcer and was very amusing. Mr H. Hughes accompanied. The usuai vote? of thanks brought the meeting to a close. ¡ ————— )