W°De*- or simpiv through neglignce on his ;own °V=ix months, lost all claim to compensa- ? I "1'1. h d. h. b liJQ r'-r Uw Act. The method in which t\ù C. t"l" ? -ur?M ompames were utilising this eci:'ion to their own advantage was mentioned. ￼ ?.ur-e, was never intended to place a ?' u??qU.UDtcd with legal procedure ?t :?)O a-a di?v.mtCLge, and the decision on uu ? ?? ? wi!' be especially acceptable to those 2 a in dangerous trades. The respondents unpenfi^tiou case had obtained a decision i¡¡ a CLHllpèllS,\tiOD cu.se had obta.ined who hap ?'"? ??o.tofAppMl that a man who h? "? to them two or three weeks after jvu ?' ?ttttiuR t'?* he intended to claim c; ^D3atU' ?? who did not file his claim in the C?*- Curt until nine months afterwards, was b'irrCa fruiu ?? operation of the Act. The House ? i ￼ h?'e. ''y '? m?ority of nve to one, L°have, by a majority of five to one, ref rrt!j that decision, and agreed with the County Ct:urt tllitt the letter to the respondents n' th<? rlaiinant was notice sufficient within the the Act.
ll Nut,, I There was nothing to disturb the even tenor of business at the monthly meeting of the Wrex- haUl Town Council on Tuesday t "1111 01j Three aldermen and two councillors pere tit but those who attended the meeting ? ???.c?iv read their copies of minutes, and WCtL r H'crLfot'e prepared to vote for their con- r, J hi? is not always the case but that '!I1ati'n. This is Dot a.lways the case; but tha.t a ¡¡1¡Ü[d 'luisiJe Tuesday's meeting. There ;.1'; not i -in?te discussion, and the only q?es- ? ). tt ? .? i^ked was readily answered by the ? Clerk. The oulv member present who f -m li? ?'"? the meeting was the rVC t IT' -,•n I'K to address the meeting was the Ipaut of the civic char" He did so on two h i)' solemn. One was to pay Wrex- tri:It0 of estcc-ra for the recently closed life of íl l,cj..jibouring lady, a woman whose name be associated with her distinguished Ticttd husband, and many good works of the lite <Ketone. The resolution was couched ,icjl( u~ tL-rms, and was sympathetically pro- ￼ bv 11? Worship the Mayor. Councillor ?f. i'?v?a seconded the resolution, so that in ^prerfiice »f death the Council showed that it Ji-akin iu pirit, a Liberal moving and a Con- ?ti\f ?'couli)? this ntting vote of condolence .ith the bereaved members of the Gladstone 'joilv The other resolution h?d reference to L 'll e other reso l & the j tti: ffoue not so well kuown in this district, bat on- d whom all Welshmen have reason t be pa t;). The late Professor Thomas Jones, d Qyea's College, Manchester, was an eminent firiiein. who left for duty in South Africa when th" Welsh Military Hospital was estab- '■ Uid tlwre. lie succumbed to that dread dia- eat-^nc fever, while giving his valuable ser- T-Von beliatf of his country, and the least that W'-xham's public representatives could do was to tliter npm [h public records of one of tha prin- ciwl Welsh boroughs an appreciation of his noble !i" an] the way he sacrificed it on behalf of his c)aatrvnlell, as well as to offer a vote of condo- It[.ce with his wife and daughter. The moat im- n:rtint itcui-i on the minutes of committees had reference to the work in progress at the DèpM. The Surveyor reported that the concrete work of the bull was nearly completed." Mr John Fidkner, of Manchester, was authorised to pro- Cstd with the repair of the chimney, his tender f" the work amounting to £3717s 6d. As a result of a previous meeting, the Consulting Engineers tubaittrJ fheir first monthly report on the pro- or.,ii üf the undertaking, in which they stated that hiI' progress i3 being made with the work generally." The meeting came to a close con- siderably under the hour, which is a rather un- uiual occurrence. ■
III lieform vi Convocation. The Wrexham Deanery Associa- tion discussed an important subject at their annual meeting on Wednesday. This was the reform of the House of Con- Mtion and the House of Laymen. It was apparent from the discussion—which, however, did not prove very instructive as to the course rtLra should take--that there is a deeire to make lie two Houses of Convocation a more potent iiiueuce tor the welfare of the Church. Iiiis, it was thought, could beet be done by illowjig the Houses to reform themselves without .itfcrfercuce from the Legislature. With that we iqrcL. because we think the emancipation of the Church v.-ill be complete when it becomes entirely independent of the State. There was a time far back in the history of England, during the reign of that despicable monarch, John I., when the Caarch was stronger than the State, and many succeeding generations were engaged in removing tLs oppressions created by the Church Courts. Oi,)nv occasion, in the sixteenth century, the Commons found it necessary to petition against the legislation of the clergy in Convocation without the assent of the King or that of his subjects, proving that Church reform could not be left with the clergy, but had to be undertaken by the people. Then the Church was one of the powerful estates of the realm. But now one of I tne rcuS(jn= why Churchpeople complain is Mc:»3=e another estate of the realm, the commonality, have not forgot a principle they fought for in the past-the principle of No without representation." If we are tised Lr the Church we must see that our representatives iu Parliament have control of the troceediti^ in Convocation. So long as the Caarch is content to remain a. department of the iuie, so lung should it be content to obey the r^ulatiohs of the State. But so soon aa it becomes a separate and independent religious organisation, reaping the reward of its own good 'II wur!i; sy soon will it be reformed to meet the seeds of an age democratic alike in its ideas of -tilgi.'ii as vi politics.
UUPT FRESH TROUBLE. I Lave iluite settled our war in -kii-icii, a dispute has broken out in Cniua which is causing many worthy people i'-n uiirin. We all know something of that I y.raimi; and -contained nation. China it* oivii civilisation, its own government, itP fJW n aijiratiods-in short was a nation rt..St of the world had emerged from sava^ry. she has progressed in nothing, ai-d kuvupeaus who reside there see the C-iHi hvin<; as their forefathers did thou- i- yjar- ago. China argues that she is t'^tijjt, chat she has advantages which the I ,r¡rl)'f!.¡ r I t :1 1. t.. ,"] d has not, and she is satisfied and .i'L" to he left alone. But unfortunately jt of the world, John Chinaman and Christian missionaries have it to teach him higher and nobler we can find in his form of Chinaman dees not see it in the '••ay iu which we do. He wants to be and remain true to the faith of his -• i we want to turn him into a This attack, for attack it is, upon ■' •■•■Ux acts upon him just as it does upon ■ u in-liau Churches. In days gone uy j men to the edge of the sword, and "L them, because they could not see with us on matters of doctrine. ii-thing Las happened in China. The; !Iltl unyielding prejudices which the 1 lias against the foreign religion, (I Iiiiu to look upon the • r' vjin.-r as the opponent of his faith, this disposition, in a. land where •v held at a very low value, it is not to see how the western religious r h'^atida of days gone by fiud their couuter- l4' iu the Far East. The Chinese have slain Lt devoted missionary and distroved his this, they have taken up ,wlJrtl against the foreigner. The ?-.Urju is quite easy to be understood, U??tLer we put the issionarJ as the cause or the effect of the hatred of the foreigner. The Chinaman wishes to have the Chinese Empire all to himself, and says in effect "The world is wide, let me alone." But, whatever may be the causes of the present trouble in China, the fact remains that some hundreds of Europeans are at the mercy of the fanatical Chinese. These have gone there to attend to the material and temporal wants of the people, and they buy from the Chinaman what he has to sell, and as far as possible try to induce the wilely Celestial to buy which he does not want. It is said that al- though doctrinally the two hemispheres greatly differ, in a matter of business, they are equally keen. The Western foreigner knows that in China there is not only a third of the whole of the' people on the globe, and there- lore a tremendous and compact body of customers close to hand, but he knows also that in this strange land, there are mineral deposits of great yalne. We are accustomed to hear that Trade follows the Flag, but here is a case of the Flag following the Trade. The strong hatred of the foreigner has broken out, as our readers know, and a strong Army made up of British, American French, German, Russian, and Japanese soldiers is now seeking to protect the foreign residents from the ferocity and blind hatred of the Chinese. While we are waiting for news, we have time to think what this upheaval in China may lead to. One thing has been brought about, and that is the partial conversion of the Tory with regard to Russia. It is simply astonishing to find how the old unmeaning and stupid hatred of Russia is passing. She is looked upon by many as the Power which, having great resources close at hand, would be able to restore order in China. It is clear that none of the Powers want to force Western government upon the nation. Such a task would be impossible, and Russia has declared that she wishes to be a friend to China. No doubt we all want to be her friends, but we cannot all control her. The concert of Europe sounds well, but as a factor in practical politics it leaves much to seek, and yet it is difficult to see how the Powers are to delegate their work. International jealousy would prevent so obviously wise a course being taken. So far the greatest harmony exists among the Western nations, and although the situation is one of the utmost gravity and serious possibilities, it may be, after all, that the unrest which the Far East has gi ven rise to, may lead to a lasting and durable understanding.
PERSONAL. The Bavarian left the Cape for England on the 12th, having on board amongst the sick and wounded Major Archdale, of the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Colonel II B. Main waring, C.M.G., who is now employed in South Africa, has been selected for the ICmmand of the 23rd Regimontal District at W rexharn. The Central News learns that a movement is on foot to secure Major-General Baden-Powell as Liberal candidate for Midlothian, in the room of bir T. V. Carmichael, who will not seak re- election. The news received this week as to the health of the Rev. E. M. Roderick is of a disquieting nature. There is no improvement in the condition of the rev. gentleman, who is returning home from Germany by easy stages. Dr. Oliver Joseph Lodge has been appointed first principal of the newly-established ljicming- ham University. This appointment vacates the chair of Phyaics at University College, Liverpool. He is forty-nine years old and a native of Stafford- shire. The late Professor Tyndall was among Dr. Lodge's first teachers. The new principal has made important discoveries in connection with electrical phenomena, oa which he has written exhaustively. As a leading member of the Bcciety for Psychical Research be hd,s urged the scientific recognition and investigation of oocult phenomena. Mr Samuel Moss, who has been seriously in- disposed in consequence of overwork, resumed hia Parliamentary duties on Wednesday after spend- ing a short holiday iu Portugal. He is now much improved in health. His first duty at West- minster consisted in presenting a large number of petitions from his constituents and from in- fluential bodies in Chester in support of the bills for the extension of Sunday closing in Wales to Monmouthshire and for prohibiting the sale of liquor to children under sixteen years of age. The London correspondent of the Ilanctester Courier says: I understand that the Duke of Westminister has recently become engaged to Miss Shelagh West, daughter of Colonel and Mrs Cornwftllia West, and sister to the Princess Henry of Pless. Miss West is a. very lovely girl, and a general favourite in Society. She has been most actively employed in assisting Prinaess j Alex Dolgourouki at the Olympia bazaar, where the fair bride-prospactive has been a centra of great interest to those of her friends acquainted with the engagement. The marriage will .ako place very shortly." It may be added, however, %bat the Dukti of Westminister is still in South Africa. At a meeting of the Cambrian directors in London, on Wednesday, the resignation of the chairman, Mr J. Fredric Buckley, owing to ill- health, was accepted, and that Mr A. C. Humphreys Owen. M.P., was elected chairman in his place. Mr W. Bailey Hawkins, of Stagenhoe- park, Herts, was appointed deputy chairman. Mr Buckley joined the board in 1879, succeeding the lute Captain Price, of Cyfronydd, as chairman in 1886. During his chairmanship the gross revenue has increased from £ 180,000 to R312,700 last year, and the mileage from 182 to 250. He negotiated the agreement by which the Mid-Wales section was taken over, and was also an active pro- moter of the Ellesmere and Wrexham line. Another great improvement in which he assisted was the consolidation of the company's stocks, by which they were reduced from forty classes to ,vii i eh they were redl twelve. Mr Buckley remains a member of the board.
WREXHAM. INVALIDS FROM CHINA. Privates Williams, Sullivan, and Richards, and Drummer Jones, of the 2nd R.W.F., arrived in Wrexham on Wednes- day from Hong Kong, from wheuce they had been invalided. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.—We call the attention of all our readers using weights, measures, and weighing instruments in the Wrexham district to an advertisement in our columns altering the days for adjusting and stamping in the month of July. THE LATE Mns GLADSTO.NF,The Executive Committee of the Wrexham Liberal Association have passed a vote of condolence with the family of the late Mrs Gladstone, and the vote has been conveyed to Mr. Herbert Gladstone through the secretary (Mr T. Lewis). WREXHAM RACES.—These raccs have been fixed to be held on the Racecourse on Monday, September 3rd. Mr Robert Henry Done will again be Clerk of the Course, and Mr Reginald B. Dobell the Starter. Amoug the new stewards will be Sir Wyndham Hanmer, Bart. The pro- gramme is still under consideration. FARMHOUSE, SEASIDE, AND COUNTRY LODGINGS.-— The Great Western Railway Company have ÜJiiued a pamphlet, containing lists of farmhouses, easide and country lodgings, hotels and boarding- houses in the districts served by the line, including Jersey and Guernsey. The pamphlet dsù contains an attractive illustrated preface and kst of golf links. I"" C' r- Cl.O'T"Pro. .401, R KKE DUMJAI. U.N Uli. 1, 1.- 0 11 U %V t: LY WTAIUCI militated against the success of the free concert last Sunday in connection with the A. T. Jones's Trust. There was a moderate attendance on the I field at the end of Cunliffe-Ktreet.Rhosddu, where the Wrexham Borough Band assembled at three II o'clock. The band were able to give the pro- gramme arranged, for it was not until towards the finish that the rain descended in a heavy shower. The items played were as follows:— March La Itamanero (Brepaan t) Selection Songs of England" .(Round.) Romance (cornet duo). Don't Forget Me (Pinsnti.) Selection I- Operatio (NVP-IlacL,.) Concerto (for tromhonej The Vision" ..(E. Brooks.) (Mr W. M. Pngh.) i Selection "Betly" (Donzietti.) "L .L 1- lV 1 [ SCIENCK AND ART COMMITTEE.—IVL line MOOIMY meeting of the Wrexham Science and Art Com- mittee, on Tuesday, there were present:—Mr Simon Jones, chairman Mr J. A. Chadwick, Mr Wm. Thomas, Mr James Fraser, and the Rev. M O. Evans, with the secretary, Mr S. D. Edisbury. There was no business of public interest. THE MADERIA HILL IMPROVEMENT.—The work of rounding off the sharp corner at the junction of Madeira Hill and Salisbury-road is now al- most completed, and very soon pedestrians and vehicular traffic will experience the benefits of the great improvement that has been effected in this part of the town. PRESENTATION.—At a meeting of the and District Fanciers' Association, on Friday evening, the chairman, Mr Rigg, on behalf of the members, presented the retiring honorary secre- tary, Mr Job Mason, with a handsome gold ring, engraved with his monogram, as a slight recognition of his valuable services to the associa- tion. SPECIAL SERVICES FOR CHORCHWORKERS.— Special services for churchworkers were held in the Parish Church, on Wednesday. At eight a.m. there was a celebration of Holy Communion, and at 7.30 evensong, conducted by the Rev. Hum- phrey Lloyd. The lessons were read by thf Rev. W. Powell and the Rev. W. Rees, of Berse. A sermon was preached by the Yen. Arthur Clarke, M.A., Archdeacon of Lancaster. There was a good attendance. THE CAIA BOUSE.-The matron of the Girls' Home desires to thank the ladies who have kindly sent the following articles :-Miss Davies, parcel of clothes Mrs Richardson, parcel of drapery Mrs Allmand, parcel of clothes Lady Ecerton, books Mrs John Powell, calico, &c., the Rev. Mr Jenkins, quantity of rhubarb Mrs C. D. Evans, bread Mrs Wynn Evans, boots Miss William Thomas, bread and potatoes Mr R. J. Powell, dress. WREXHAM AXD DISTRICT ANGLING ASSOCIATION.— On Friday twenty members of this association journeyed to a stretch of the Lower Dee for a fishing competition, leaving the headquarters, Lion House, Wrexham, at 1.30 and returning at ten o'clock. The day was most unfavourable for angling—a hot sun, north-east wind, and rising water. The catches were therefore 6mall. The arrangements were admirably carried out, and the members returned to Wrexham having thoroughly enjoyed the outing, and fully deter- mined to take toll at no distant date. POISONED BY MISTAKE.—A short time ago a man in Stansty took a dose of poison by mistake, and had a very narrow escape of his life therefrom. It appears that the man had been under medical care, and had received a lotion to apply to a limb, and a bottle of medicine to be taken. By some means or other the man drank the poison in mistake. P.C. Thomas Davies, Rhosddu, who is a certificated member of the St. John's Ambulance, was called in, and gave the man an emetic and helped to restore him, thereby saving his life. A doctor was sent for, but the man was then out of danger. P.C. Davies is to be congratulated upon his prompt action. POLICE NEWS.—At the County Magistrates' Court, on Monday, fourteen strawberry pickers from Holt were charged by P.C. Thomas with sleeping out. The defendants explained that they had gone to Holt for the purpose of picking straw- berries, but found that they were too early, and the places were not ready ior them. The defen- dants were each fined 2s Gd.—At the same Court, on Tuesday, before Mr William Thomas and Mr H. Croom Johnson, an old man named David Jones was charged by P.C. Thomas Davies with hawking without a licence on the previous day. The prisoner was discharged with a caution, and the magistrates contributed towards the cost of the hawker's certificate. SOCIAL EVENING.—An interesting gathering of the members of the St. Giles' Football Club, together with a few friends, was held at the Victoria Dining rooms on Friday. Aftar an excellent repast, prepared by Mr Jones, the Rev. Canon Fletcher, the club's president, occupied the chair. Apologies were read from other gentle- men, including Mr A. Colbeck and Mr R. William- son. The treasurer presented his balance sheet, which was unanimously adopted. The excellent programme arranged was greatly appreciated, Mr Meeson, with his banjo solos, causing much amusement. The Chairman briefly proposed a vote of thanks to the secretary, Mr W. Pratt, which was received with musical honours. In returning thanks, Mr Pratt laid before them the club's working for last season. During the season the team had played 24 matches, won 12, drawn 4, lost 8, travelling 120 miles to fulfil engage- ments. After congratulating them upon such a successful season, Mr Pratt informed them that the team had been successful in entering the 2nd Division of the Cheshire League. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman, and a most enjoyable evening was brought to a close with the singing of the National Anthem. I LOORT CONCERT.—The second of the series of free court concerts to be held during the summer took place at the corner of Beast Market and Market-street. There was an attendance of at least two thousand, thus testifying to the popu- larity of the movement. There was no attempt at a dUplay of bunting, but tMe wagon on which the piano was placed was decorared with plants. It was announced that His Worship the Mayor (Councillor Thomas Jones) would preside, but as he was suffering from a cold, Councillor Francis took his place. The evening was very fine, so that the programme was gone through under the most favourable circumstances. The Oak Alyn Brass Quartette Party, who disappointed the andience the previous week by not appearing, were present, and they commenced the concert with Remembrance." Their other contribution was" Clouds asd sunshine," and for each effort they were applauded. Mr Garner proved a very acceptable tenor, and fav- oured with Queen of the earth and Anchored." The bass element was ably repre- sented in Mr W. Sterrett, who sang" The I Minstrel Boy," and The Admiral's Broom," with much effect. The humorous part of the entertainment was in competent bands, and rounds of applause were given Mr Ted Bobbins for his three comic songs, They wanted oilin' After you with that," and Up came Jones." Cheers were accorded the chairman and artistes, and the concert came to a close with the singing of the National Anthem. It was announced that the next concert would be held in McDermott's- court, and that the Mayor had promised to preside. MARRIAGE OF MR A. E. OWEN.-The marriag3 took place at St. George's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Wednesday of Mr Alfred Ernest Owen, son of Mr Alfred Owen, J.P., Wood Hey, Wrexbam, to Miss Florence Lucy Beech, daugh- ter of Mr George Beech, Jesmond Grove, Edg- baston. The officiating clergy were the Rev. Canon Owen (rector), and the Rev. G. T. Birch, rector of Bucknell-cum-Bagnall, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. The bride's dress was a panelled skirt, opening over a picture gown of ivory satin chiffon, the bodies looped to the side with a spray of orange blossoms, Yoke and sleeves of tucked chiffon, Court train of brocaded satin tulle veil, over a tiara of real organge blossoms. The brides- maids were the Miss Irene, Eveline, and Christine Beech (sisters of the bride), and the Misses Ger- trude and Mabel Owen (sisters of the bridegroom.) These ladies wore dresses of French muslin, over different coloured silk slips, yokes of white tucked chiffon and fichus, with lace insertion, picture hats of frilled chiffon, edged with Tuscan straw. They wore heart shaped pendants, and carried bouquets of sweet peas, both the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr John Ewing, of Birkenhead was the best man. The bride was given away by her father, and the service was full choral, the church being Deautitully decorated with palms, lilies and marguerites. After the ceremcny a reception which was very largely attended, was held at Jesmond Grove, the residence of the bride's parents. Mr and Mrs Owen left for Switzerland, where the honeymoon will be spent. Mrs Owen's travelling dress consisted of a tailor made mauve cloth costume, opening over an accordion pleated chiffon blouse, faced with figured panne, and a white hat trimmed with white chiffon and roses. Mr Owen is a partner in the firm of Messrs Rubery & Co., Victoria Ironworks, Darlaston. V AU; OF MAELOR CONGREGATIONAL, UNIO-On Tuesday the quarterly association of the Vale of Maelor Congregational Union was held at the Queen-street Congregational Schoolroom, Wrex- ham, under the presidency of the Rev. T. E. Thomas, Coedpoeth, who occupied the chair in the absence of the Rev. R. Roberts, Rhos, the chair- man for the year.—The secretary presented the report of the committee appointed at the last meeting to make arrangements for the publication of a quarterly magazine to be brought out under the auspices of the Union. It was decided to call the magazine Y Cyfarwyddwr." The Rev. R. Peris Williams was appointed editor, and the Revs. R. Roberts, Rhos; J. D. Jones, Bryntûg; H. Barry, Rhosymedre, and Mr J. Wilcoxon were elected a committee to complete the arrangements. It was decided to publish the first number in October —On the motion of the Rev. J. Iihydderch, I iirymno, seconded by the Hev. J. D. Jones, Brynteg, a resolution was passed expressing sym- pathy with the missionaries and their families in China, and hoping for a satisfactory settlement. —On the motion of the Rev. T. E. Thomas. Coed- poeth, seconded by the Rev. R. Peris Williams, a vote of condolence was passed with Mr Herbert Gladstone and the members of the Hawarden Castle family on the death of Mra Gladstone.— The Rev. R. Peris Williams proposed, and Mr Samuel Thomas seconded, the following resolu- tion, which was unanimously passed :-That this meeting is of opinion that Mr R. Souttar's Bill for the prohibition of the sale of liquors to children is a measure absolutely required in the interests of the children of this country, and sincerely trusts it may receive the sanction of Parliament; and is also of opinion that Mr A. Spicer's Sunday Closing (Monmouthshire) Bill should speedily be carried into law."—The Rev. O. J. Owen, Ponkey, read a very good paper on The debt oftlie church to its deacons."—On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by the Rev. J. Rhyddeich, Brymbo, and supported by the Rev. J. Tonlas Hughes, Bwlch- gwyn, and Mr S. Thomas, Rhostyllen, a cordial I vote of thanks was passed to Mr Owen for his paper.—It was decided to hold the next meeting I in October. Mr Joseph Wilcoxon, Coedpoeth, was appointed to read a paper on The Sunday School" at the next meeting. GREAT WESTERN EXCURsio-;s.-The Great Western Railway Company announce a day trip to Black- pool on July 3rd, and excursions to the South on various convenient days. THE HORSE REPOSITORY.- We would remind farmers and others having good horses to dispose of, that the next sale will be held by Messrs Jones and Son on July 12th and 13th. Entries should be sent in at once, as the catalogue will be made out early next week. Many good buyers will attend, and good prices may be expected. THE PARISH CHURCH.—On Friday the work of repairing the old wrought iron gates at the entrance to the Wrexham Parish Church was commenced, and the movements of the men aa they pulled down the valuable ironwork were watched with much interest. By noon the gates had been taken down, and most of the ornaments removed. These will, of coarse, be renewed by experienced wrought ironworkers where necessary, but the body of the old work, which is considered as being of considerable value, will be preserved. WREXHAM VICTORIA F.C.—The annual meeting of the Wrexham Victoria Football Club was held in Dodd's Cocoa Rooms on Monday evening. From the treasurer's statement it appeared that there was a fair balance in hand from the past year's workings. The secretary, Mr Pritchard, was re-elected, and the officers were thanked for their past services. A strong committee was elected. It was decided to join the Chester and District League, and to compete for the Denbigh- shire and Flintshire Charity Cup, the Welsh Junior Cup, and also for the Chester Challenge Cup. A successful season is looked forward to. CYCLING ACCIDENT.—Li,te on Saturday night two Rhostyllen cyclists were proceeding home via Wrexham, when they met with what might have been a serious accident in Ruabon-road shortly after passing the Cemetery. The foremost of the two, noticing something ahead, loudly rang his bell. It appears that the women, who were walk- ing along the road, called for a dog which was I accompanying them, and which was on the other side of the highway. The result was that the first cyclist collided with the dog, and was pitched heavily on the ground, whilst the second rushed over him and his machine, and in falling was thrown a distance of five yards. He there lay unconscious for a time, despite the attentions of the first cyclist and a third wheelman who came upon the scene. Eventually he was able to walk home, although he complained of faintness, and suffered from a bruised face and sprained fingers. Neither of the cycles were badly damaged. ABENBDRV SCHOOL BOARD.—At a meeting of the Abenbury School Board, held at the clerk's office on Tuesday, there were present :—Mr J. Price, chairman Mr Charles Davies, Mr Job Lea, Mr Reddrop, Mr E. Jones, and Mr James Bellis, with the clerk, Mr J. B. Bury.—The business was of the ordinary routine.—At a previous meeting of the Board the Government Inspector's report was submitted, which was most favourable to the school, and stated that it continued to be zealously conducted, and the work gave evidence of careful and systematic teaching. The reading and recitation bad improved, and the arithmetic was neat and accurate. The total grant earned was X29 19s 6d. New byelaws were also passed, including one which enabled a boy between eleven and thirteen years in the 4th Standard to leave school for agricultural work during the summer, provided he put in 250 attendances between October and April, and providing that application was made to the local authority. AN EXCITING TRAP ACCIDENT.-On Monday morning Mrs Jane Price, wife of Mr William Price, of Penyclawdd, Johnstown, was driving a horse and cart through the Smithfield when an infuriated cow dashed against the horse, which took fright. The affrighted horse turned the trap against a lamp-post, and thus took off the near wheel. The animal then dragged the single- wheeled vehicle down Charles-street, and then up High-street, where it collided with a trap driven by Mr John Cane, veterinary surgeon, of Peny- bryn, smashing the splashboard of this vehicle, and pitching the occupant into the road. Mr Cane received bruises on the right side of his face and head. The bolting animal proceeded up High-street, and swerved on the footpath, to the danger of passing pedestrians and the shop j windows. Eventually the horse war, stopped by P.C. Elias Davies and Inspector Blake Jones, of the R.S.P.C.A., before doing further damage. Mrs Price was very little the worse for her perilous ride. and the horse appeared sound when unharnessed in the street by the two officers. THE LATE MR BiaisTow.-At a general meeting of the Wrexham District of the National Union of Teachers, held in the British Schools on Thursday night, Mr Scott Jones pre- siding. Mr Wykes, of she Rhosddu School, proposed a vote of condolence with the widow of Mr George Bristow. He said the deceased schoolmaster and late president of that association was ever actuated by the strongest sense of duty, and such men as he aeeded no praise to recommend them. Their works followed them.—Mr Meeoa seconded the resolution. and also referred in terms of praise to the work of the deceased.—Six Charles Dodd, who supported the proposition, said the deceased was a man whom he never knew to have done an unworthy action, or to have said a word that would have given pain.-The resolution was supported by Messrs William M. I Jones and R. H. Jones, Vron, and was carried in silence.—Mr Clement Edwards, who was present at the meeting, said his pleasure was mixed with a good ¡' deal of sincere regret on account of the absence of ) one to whom they had just alluded, and to whom he was introduced and kold a long conversation soon after he came down to Wrexham. Of course, he had not the advantage of an intimate acquaintance with Mr Bristow. but he had had the advantage of that close man to man conversation which enabled them to appreciate the force and character of an individial. He felt that all that had been said was more than borne oat by fact. (Hear, hear.) MAT-DAY PBOCESSIOK.—On Wednesday a meeting of the committee who organised the Wrexham May-Day procession was held under the presidency of the Mayor (Mr Thomas Jones.) The secretary (Mr Arthur Wm. Berkeley) presented the balance sheet, and it was considered very satisfactory.— Mr J. E. Jackson proposed that a most cordial vote of thanks be passed to the Mayor for presiding at the meetings of the committee, for the great interest he took in the promotion of the pro- cession, and for the gift of a valuahle cup; and that the thanks of the committee be also given to the subscribers generally.—Mr F. H. Hardwick seconded, and it was carried unanimously. The Mayor thanked the committee for their vote. I! The procession proved very successful, and with a strong committee to work among the teamowners and others he did not see why it should not be i even more successful in the future. He was much obliged to them for their good feeling.—Mr J. P. Lloyd proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the judges, mounted marshalls, Deputy Chief-con- stable Jones for the excellent police arrangements he made on the day of the procession, and to Messrs Charles Moore and Hardwick for the arrangements they made for marshalling the pro- cession in the Beast Market.—This was seconded by Mr J. E. Jackson and agreed to. Mr Lloyd said the arrangements left nothing to be desired, as they were simply perfect, but he thought they might make a special effort in the future to induce the large teamowners and others who owned horses to take part in the procession, and make it more attractive. The appointment of a sub-committee to visit the owners might do much to bring this about. Eventually it was decided that the secretary should call the committee together the first week in March to consider the matter. THE HOSPITAL SATURDAY.—On Wednesday morn- ing a meeting of the Hospital Saturday Ladies' Committee was held, at which there were present: His Worship the Mayor (Mr Councillor Thomas Jones), Mr J. Oswell Bury (chairman of the I Infirmary Committee), Mr S. D. Edisbury (secre- tary), Mrs Williamson, Miss C. Williamson, Mrs Rush, Misses F. Rush, Bevan, Keating, Craw- ford, Mabel Fearnley, and Jennie Roberts. The Mayoress occupied the chair. Letters of apology were received from a number of ladies.—Mr Oswell Bury said that as chairman of the Infirmary Committee, it had been his privilege to attend those meetings annually, just to help what he called to start the machinery for the Hospital Saturday celebration. He could only say how deeply indebted they were to the Mayoress for so kindly volunteering to take the chair to follow in the footsteps of their excellent ex-Mayoress, Mrs Williamson, who did such good I work for them. They only hoped that 0 the Mayoress's record would be an even better one. The infirmary now was really in a very serious condition as far as finance went. It might be owing to demands for other funds for the wur and some other canse. Certainly it was a fact that the subscriptions were not com- ing in as well as they had doue. Their expenses had increased verv ereatlv bv the greatly increased accommodation at the Infirmary. They were now in the midst of building the I Overton Block, which was being erected out of money left by the late Mrs Overton to provide for extensions. It was one thing to provide for the extension of the Infirmary, but it was quite another thing to keep those extra beds occupied. Each bed costs something like JMO per year, and therefore they would want funds in a largely increased amount during the next year. He was certain the Hospital Saturday would bring in a very large amount for them, and it ought to be an ever-increasing amount. He could only hope that all those who had so willingly helped in the past would once more rally round the Mayoress and do their good work once more. In conclusion, he advised the lady collectors to confine them- selves to the districts allotted to them. The collectors were then appointed for the seventeen districts.—It was decided to hold the festival on -j July 28th.-On the motion of Mr J. Oswell Bury, seconded by Mrs Williamson, a vote of thanks was accorded the Mayoress for presiding.—Mr I i Bury said he wished to tell them how much the J Infirmary Committee appreciated the splendid spirit exhibited by the collieries of the district. They had lately received large sums from them l in spite of having to subscribe to the war funds. —The Mayor responded on behalf of the Mayoress.
WREXHAM RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. On Thursday the monthly meeting of the Wrex- ham Rural District Council was held, at which there were present:—Mr George Cromar, in the chair; the Rev. B. Rhys James, Captain Griffith-Boscawen, Messrs W. Wilde, W. M. Griffiths, G. Clarke, T. Lea, Richard Pritchard, Robert Pritchard, Henry Carwen, John Allen, G. Heyward, G. Fo Harrison. Thomas Jones (Esclusham Below), G. J. Findlay, F. A. Stnrge, J. A. Harrop, Ellis Evans, Edwin Evans, W. H. Lancelott, Watkin Jones, William Evans, Joseph Edwards, and Thomas Jones (Penycae), with Mr J. Gawell Bury, clerk. SPECIAL ITEST. On proposing the adoption of the minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Chairman said an application of Mr Price Evans for extra remuneration in respect of the Ponkey Outfall Works was referred back for Mr Evans to give them some idea of the amount he was entitled to. He had put the item down at 140, and the Committee recommended that S35 be paid in addition to the commission. The minutes were adopted. PROPOSED WIDENING OF A ROAD. In reference to the proposed widening of Wrex- ham-road, Bronghton, Mr Joseph Edwards said they met on Monday last on the ground, and it appeared that negotiations had been entered into with Lady French, and she offered the ground at Is per year. The length of her portion was 80 yards. The Clerk It has only been offered in respect to Stansty-hill. After some discussion, it was decided to proceed with the portion adjoining Mr Phennah's property, the Clerk to communicate with Lady French in respect to the remainder. THE ENGINEER'S REPORT. Mr Price Evans, the engineer, reported that during the past month the sewers and outfall works had been inspected. The Ruabon and Ponkey effluents were satisfactory. The plans were in hand for the Pant Outfall Works, and he hoped to have them completed by the next meeting. The following plans were found in accordance with the bye-laws :—Mr R. Jones, Broughton, one house Mr Thomas Davies, Rhostyllen, three houses and shop Mr John Steen, Rhostyllen, one house Mr Price Morris, Bronghton, one house; Mr Thomas Gregory, Gresford, one house and shop, and Mr Jones, Ponkey, alteration. THE FOOTPATH FROM SMELT, BRYMBO. Mr Strachan, the District Surveyor, reported that he had inspected the footpath from Smelt. Brymbo, where a footbridge was erected years ago for the public to get to the footpath in Cefn fields and on to Bwlchgwyn. He recommended that another plank be put close to the one already there, and that a good and substantial handrail be attached to it, the work to cost about E10. On the motion of Mr Griffiths, seconded by Mr Allen, the Surveyor was instructed to carry out the work. PROPOSED BRIDGE NEAR BERSHAM COLLIERY. Mr Wilde submitted a report of a sub-committee in which it was recommitted that a bridge be erected over the brook, the cost of which not to exceed iElOO. Mr Wilde, in submitting the report, said he did not think a bridge was necessary. Mr J. Allen, who was also a member of the sub- committee, said he agreed to the report, but had not signed it although Mr Wilde had. He did not see that there was much urgency for the work. There did not appear to be a great deal of traffic on the road. The greatest traffic was drawing coal from the colliery. However the approaches to the bridge were there already, and the mere cost of the bridge was required. Mr T. Jones Esclusham Below, complained that Mr Wilde had drawn up the report, and had not asked anybody else to sign it. He moved that the report lie on the table. At the last meeting he sug- gested that a new committee should be appointed, but it was thought the old committee ought to be re-elected. Only two members outside the district attended. Mr Edwin Evans seconded the resolution, and it was carried. RHOSTYLLEN DRAINAGE. 1 A letter was read from the Local Government Board, forwarding their formal sanction to the borrowing, by the Council, of the sum of £3.550. for the purpose of sewerage and sewage disposal for the Tillage of Rhostyllen, subject to a few small altera- tions in the scheme. Copies of letters addressed to the Local Govern- ment Board by the Overseers of Esclsham Below in reference to toe precept for iEIZ5 for special expenses issued by the Council were read. It appeared that this was for preparing plans for a drainage scheme which was abandoned before the Local Government Board inquiry was held. The Overseers objected to this, and pointed out tha.t they had to pay for the prepe-ration of the scheme which was approved. The Clerk prepared a reply, which was approved by the Council, in which he pointed out that Esclusham Below was a contributory area for the purpose of drainage. CEFN BYCHAK DRAINAGE. I A letter was read from the Local Government Board, stating that having regard to the fact that the proposed drainage of Cefn Bychan had been deferred, they gave weir opinion that the drainage of this area was much needed, as they had received various complaints as to the insanitary condition of the district. The letter reminded the Council that they and not the parish council were responsible, and asked for the matter to be reconsidered. The Clerk was instructed to reply, saying that the matter would receive the early attention of the council, with a view to carrying out the work. STANSTY AND ACTO SEWAGE OUTFALL WORKS. A letter was read from Mr Boscawen, Lord I Kenyon's agent, stating that his lordship was unable to agree to either of the schemes proposed by the committee at their meeting on the 22nd March. The 12 or 14 acres of land proposed to be leased was far too small in area, especially as it would include land already saturated with sewage. Lord Kenyon was of opinion that the best scheme was that sub- mitted by the engineer, in which it was proposed to treat the sewage by the chemical process. The subject was referred to the Committee already dealing with this matter. THE HRHIBO SEWAGE WORKS. I A letter was read from the Brymbo Parish Council complaining of the offensive smells given off from the sewer tanks. Mr Price Evans said he gave an estimate of a scheme, which amounted to f 37, some time ago in which it was proposed to carry the sewage over more land. The ground at present in use was simply saturated, as it had been used for twenty years. The matter wa2 referred to a Committee which had previously considered the subject.
THE REPARATION OF WREXHAM PARISH CHURCH. £ 8,000 REQUIRED. I A meeting of the Executive Committee who have in hand the repairs of the Wrexham Parish Church was held on Tuesday last, at the Church House, Wrex- ham, when there weje present:—Sir Robert Egerton, Major Dunn, Mr Soames, Mr Allington Hughes, Mr Thomas Bury, Mr Charles Davenport, Mr Edwin Jones, Mr Job Mason, with the vicar, the Rev Canon Fletcher. A letter was read from Sir Robert Cunliffe deeply regretting his inability to be present. A detailed report on the state of the tower of the Church was read from Mr Prothero, the architect. This stated that the whole of the upper part of the tower was in a very bad condition. Much that looked sound from below was found to be in a hopeless state of decay when carefully examined. The architect estimated that at least £ 3,000 would have to be spent on the tower in order to put it in a sound condition, in addition to the fignres which had been laid before the Executive previously with reference to the body of the Church. It was, the architect stated, thought that L6,000 would be required to complete so important a work. The estimate for the repair of the tower was divided into sections, it being decided to proceed with the upper part at once. It was agreed that before orders should be given for the execution of the work of repairing the nave, the architect be requested to divide it, and give a separate estimate for each section.
THE SLOUGH RAILWAY ACCIDENT. VERDICT AT THE INQUEST. I At Slough, on Wednesday, the inquest on three victims of the recent railway accident was concluded. Colonel Yorke, Board of Trade, assisted the coroner as assessor. Henry George Woodman, fifty-nine, the driver of the Bristol express, said he resided at Bristol, and had been in the Great Western service since 1858. being previously four years with the Bristol and Exeter Company. Witness, who was so feeble with anxiety that he had to be supported while takiug the oath, said that before leaving Paddington on the day of the accident he had only a cup of coffee with his dinner. He was in his usual health, and had no unusual worry or anxiety. The train left Padding- ton one minute late, and the first stop would have been at Reading. He did not know whether the Windsor train which preceded him left late. The signals were all right to Langley, a mile and a quarter from Slough. After passing the distant signal at Langley, his fireman called out Whoa." Witness did not observe any of the signals, but did everything possible to avoid a collision, when his fireman warned him by shutting the regulator, applying the vacuum brake, and' reversing the engine. Passing Langley he was looking out ahead with his hand on the reversing gear. The speed of the train was reduced, but the express was unfortunately too near Slough Station, in which he could see the Windsor train standing, to avoid a collision. Being occupied in stopping the train he did not whistle as usual. Coroner Can you give any reason why you did not see the signals ?—Witness That is where I am at a LOAN. In reply to other questions, witness said he did not feel drowsy or sleepy. He could not, he said, have had his faculties he must have iost himself in some way he had no recollection. lie had run by signals before, but not those in question. Had he seen signals he would have acted upon them. It was stated that Woodman, who looked ten years older siuce the accident, and said he was very shaky, had previously carried about a bun- dred and fifty million passengers without injury to anybody. The jury found Woodman caused the accideut, but that he was suffering from mental aberration at the time.
THE WREXHAM FOOTBALL CLUB. The annual general meeting of the Wrexham Football Club was held at the Lion House, High- street, Wrexham, on Wednesday evening, when there was a large attendance of members, and Mr T. B. Taylor, chairman of the committee, was voted to the chair. The Secretary presented the balance sheet and a short report upon the work of the club. The num- ber of matches played by the first team was thirty- four, of which nineteen were won, ten lost, and five drawn. One hundred and one goals were scored for and sixty-nine against the team. The reserve team played twenty-four matches, won nineteen, lest three, and two were drawn. They scored seventy- four goals and thirty-six goals were scored against them. The Combination matches last season pro- duced an average of iE16 14:1 5d, as against ieli 7d 9j during the previous season for less matches played. Before Christmas last year the sum of X71 was taken for four matches, whereas after Christmas four matches only realised X33. Although the past year had not been so successful as the previous year, he thoueht, taking the war and other matters into con- sideration, everything was quite satisfactory. Re- ferring to the balance sheet a balance was brought forward from the previous year of X4 Is lid £ 57 q* Wag "tl".oiu.o 1. .1 -1. HUUI SUUSUIL^LLUUB OLLU IIICIUUETA cards. The total gate money amounted to JE285 la 2 i, and the share of the English Cap ties played away resulted in .£61 46 lid to the good. The net proceeds of the draw produced £69 3a 3J, and from the Welsh Association share of tinal ga.ts.°, 1898-99, which amounted to iE227 53 IC)j, onjy zei 10i 11J was re- ceived, leaving a bahiuce to the good on tne year's working of SS7 8s 5,1. Among tiie expenses ior trie year is the sum of C171 161 p,dd to players and trainer. Railway and brake iares amounted to £64 7s 10J, and refreshments and teas came to HZ 68 9d. Visiting clubs were paid £ 74 8s 4d, and the reserve team expenses amounted to JE38 la 9i. The total expeuditure came to S579 141 the assets of the club amounted to £ 109 9i 2J, aud the only liability was an item for iE67 81 5J overdraft on the bank, towards which was a surplus of JE42 0* 9i. After the various items had been explained by the secretary to the meeting, Mr W. H Pltccy moved the adoption of the balance sheet. He though., the clnb was in a very sound financial condition, aud, taking everything into consideration, they had had a good year. Their secretary deserved great ere Jit for the way in which he had drawn up the balance-sheet. (Cheers.) Mr Thomas Jones seconded, and it was agreed to unanimously. Mr R. L. Ellis proposed a vote of thanks to the retiring president and officera for their valuable ser- vices in the past. Mr W. L. Walker seconded, and mentioned that Mr Soames had taken a great personal interest in the club, and had always been ready to give any assist- ance that was required. (Hear, hear.) The resolution was carried with acclamation. Mr Taylor, as chairman of the Committee, returned thanks for the vote, and said it had been the desire of ali to do their utmost for the welfare of the club. The Secretary also responded. The Chairman proposed that Mr Soames be re- elected president of the club. Mr Moss seconded, and it was heartily agreed to. Mr W. H..Parry moved that Mr Moss be re-elected secretary. Mr Williams seconded, and this was also uaani- mously carried. The Secretary thanked the members for re-electing him, and said he would do his best to wipe off the overdraft on the Bank. (Cheers.) The following were appointed on the committee :— Messrs T. B. Taylor, J. Low, T. Jones, A. Williams, R. J. Jones, P. Caldicott, R. Jones, W. Griffithii, F. Stevens, Harold Davies, W. L. Walker, R. L. Ellis, and Selwyn Prichard. The next item on the agenda was the consideration of the policy of the club with regard to the Welsh Cup Competition. The Chairman gave a fall and clear statement of what the committee had done on the matter and why they had withdrawn from the competition. In reviewing the questions the chair- man said the association had, by a rule passed three years ago, agreed to divide certain profits, but the accounts had been so averaged that it was impossible to make any division. For instance, one year the association purchased a set of iron turnstiles for £70 or £80. That took away part of the dividend, and then in the following season they charged twenty-two per cent. for depreciation of the turnstiles, which had only been used about four times. Ten per cent, was the ordinary amount to allow for depreciation, and if that had been done the Wrexham team would have benenttt.d, but as it was they got practically nothing, and they were playing at a loss, therefore as the committee and the association could not come to terms, and the latter would not keep to their own rule, the Committee thought the only course left to them was to withdraw, and they did so. There were also several other little things which the club resented. It was with the deepest regret that the Committee had decided to take the step they had, but they had no option. He was sure that all of them would hke to see the Wrexham team playing for the Welsh Cup, and no doubt something would be done to enable them to join in. It was not the rule that the Committee had objected to, bat it was the way in which the Association had carried out that rule. After considerable discussion, Mr W. J. Hnghes moved that members assembed cordially approve of the action taken by the Committee with respect to the withdrawal from the Welsh Association. He hoped that something would be done to enable the club to rejoin, but under the existing circumstances it was impossible. (Hear, hear.) Mr D. Owen seconded, and the resolution was un- animously carried. The Secretary ment'oned that the follow- ing teams had joined the Combination:— Wrexham, Chirk, Oswestry, Chester, Birken- head, Bangor, Rhyl, South Liverpool, Buckley, Liverpool White Star, and Tranmere Rovers, others were expected to join. A vote of thanks was passed on the motion of the chairman, seconded by Mr Wm. Griffith to Dr. Drinkwater for his services as honorary medical surgeon to the club. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the meeting.
A CLERGYMAN'S DOWNFALL. A man of striking ability, well connected, and once curate at Slough, then vicar of Mill Hill, afterwards rector of Aberton, and finally vicar of St. Jude's, Liverpool. James Augustus Fitzroy (68), was, at Thursday's County of London Sessions, ordered to be detained in an inebriates' home in Hertfordshire. He was arrested for trying to obtain from a St. Pancras publican JE1 103 by false pretences. The landlord's suspicion was aroused and he called a detective, and when arrested Fitzroy said he had committed 120 cases and could not help it. In- temperance is said to be the cause of the prisoner's downfall. After being suspended at Liverpool for drunkenness for three yea.rs, he was restored, said Mr Hutton on his behalf. In 1886 he edited a news- paper, and in 1893 gave up all clerical work and took on literary work. This he bad carried on with considerable success until the outbreak of hostilities, which of necessity limited the acceptance of his MSS. Fitzroy signed the necessary papers for his detention, and the court was assured that he would be detained at the home for some time.
OVERTON. NOTES. The members of the Bangor Church choir spent a very pleasant day at New Brighton on Monday. Two fishermen, whilst proceeding down the Dee in their coracle, met a shoal of salmon. Such a sight has never been witnessed before. Through the kindness of the Rev. Elrington and Mrs Bisaet, the children attending Eyton schools were entertained to tea on Friday. The members of the King's Mills Tontine Society have refused to pay the contributions of a member who is now on service in the Transvaal. There are a splendid lot of fish in the Overton portion of the river. Daring the past few days there has been a great rush of bantlings. The 55th anniversary of the Loyal Perseverance Lodge of Oddfellows will be held at Marchwiel on Friday, July 13th. Miss Sutton of Althrey is seriously ill. Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Satton in their trouble. Mr Samuel Roberts who lives in the neighbourhood of Llangollen, has up to the present canght seventeen salmon. Dick Green, who was formerly river watcher stationed at Dee Siding, has rejoined his regiment the 12th Lancers, and is now at the Cape. The annual exhibition in connection with the Marchwiel Horticultural Society will by the kind permission of Mrs Piercy, be held at Marchweil Hall on Friday, August 24th. An excellent programme of sports has been arranged. Marchwiel School has just been inspected by both the Diocesan and Government Inspectors, It is proposed to alter the time A the train which leaves Wrexham for Ellesmere at 6 30 p.m. to 7.20 p.m. This would be most inconvenient to a large number of people, including school children. A largely signed letter has been sent to Mr Dennis, manager of the Cambrian Railway, abkiug him to spare the train, If the change takes place there will be no train between 4 8 and 7.20.
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CYMMAU. I CALVINISTIC MFTHODIST CIIAPPL.-Extensive altera- tions are being made in this place of worship, which was built in 1860. Twenty-seven years ago it was re- seated. About ten years ago a commodious school- room was added, and adjacent land acquired for a cemetery at a cost of £ 300. Last year there still remained a debt of £100 on these additions, and a, strenuous effort was made to wipe off this incubus, and the members are proud to know they not only succeeded, but have a small balance in hand. When one considers the isolated position of this mountain chapel, every credit must be given to these Welsh Calvina and their friends for the splendid result obtained. It is now decided to renovate the interior of the building at an estimated cost of iE500, fixing new heating apparatus, new windows throughout, new porches, and plastering the walls. The work I has been euirnsted to Mr Robert Williams, builder, of Brymbo, and Mr Peleg I. Jones, of liroughton, is the architect.
I CHIRK. ATHLETICS.—The anniversary athletic sports in connection with the Chirk Union Friendly Societies were held at Chirk on Saturday. Principal results -120 yards (open): 1, W. A. Bowen, New Hall; 2, E I Jones, Rhosmadoc, Ruabon; time, 13 3 5;eca. Cricket bowling competition Ctaas. Morris (Derby Coanty F.C.) One inile bicycle race, final 1, W. Owe n.Oswpstry: 2. J. B. Griffiths, Chirk Green time, 3m. 13-ees. 100 yards juvenile fl., race 1, W. Lloyd. Chirk; 2. R. Hughes, Black Park; time, 12 2 5secs. 440 yards flqt handicap: 1, H. A. Bowen, New Hall; 2. E. Jones, Rhosmadoc; time, 54 2-5sec. Two miles bicycle race, final: 1, S. Clntton, Wrexham C.C.; 2, W. A. Owens, Oswestry time, 7m. 52 1 5secs. 80 yards juvenile handicap: 1, R. James, Chirk; 2, J. A. Williams, Halton; time, 10 l-&iec». Mneh interest was centred in a six-a-side football contest, the teams entering as follow :— Mafeking Rangers, Baden-Powell Scouts, Capetown Rovers, Spion Kop Climbers, &c. In a football race, E. Jones, Ruabon, 50 4 5 sees., was first, and W. Meredith (Manchester City F.C.). 52 3 5jecs., eeoond.
I HANMER. VLUII AXJTIVERSAEY.—The anniversary of the Industrious Man's Friend Lodge of the Grand Order of Oddfellows was celebrated at Hanmer, on Saturday. Headed by Rhostyllen Silver Band, the members paraded the district, paying a vieit to Mere Henee, the residence of the Dowager Lady Hanmer, and they afterwards attended Divine service at the Pariah Church, where the Yicar, the Rev. A. E. Lofts, preached from St. Matthew vi., 25. Mr Ambrose Crewe, secretary of the club, presided at the organ, and played the National Anthem at the close of the service. The procession was afterwards re- formed. and proceeded through the village, calling t at the Vicarage, to the Hanmer Arms, where dinner was partaken of. The Rev. A. E. Lofts occupied the chair, and he was supported by Dr. Clarke, Messrs T. Bateman (Wellington Lodge), Jeffreys (cf Halghton), Kitchlng (of Hanmer Poil Office), R. Bateman, Stamp (of the School). Bolton (of Tallarn Green). Windsor, Btockley (of liorseman's Green), H. Dawson (of Whitchurch), Powell (of the HoleV Dunsmore (of Gredington), Copnall (of Hanmeri, Davies, A. Crewe (secretary), S. Shoue (treasurer), J. Whitfield, N.G., W. Griffiths, N.G., T. Hay. ward, N.G., C. Orewe (auditor), and J. Parbutt, S. Morrw, and J. Hodgson (trustees).Air Kitching submitted the toast of the day, and said he was in- formed that the lodge was in a prosperous con- dition. They had increased their membership, and the funds were in a satisfactory state. The increase was not large in number, but as increase in member- ship was essential be hoped they would try to obtain new members. An adjournment was then made to the Jubilee field, kindly lent by Mrs Birch, of Hanmer HsH, where sporta took place. The duties Haumer Hall, discharged by Sir Wyndham Hanmer, B?rt., Mr R. Copnan acted as starter, and Mr Kitching was clerk of the scales. The following were the results :-Blclcle handicap, two miles (open) —1, icl, Owe., Shawbury, scratch 2, 103, Ridgway, Lavister, 75 3, 2s 6d, F. Hill, Wrexham, 60. Four competed. Owea made the running, and came in an easy first. There was a good rce for second and thirdplace. Foot race, for men (open), one mile-I, il, W. Williams, Whitcharch. 110 2, 10s, J. Jarvis Bangor, 80; 3, 2s 6j, W. Wright, Coedpoeth, scratch. Williams kept in front throughout, closely followed by Jarvis. Pony race, fourteen hands and under, 1* miles-I, iE,3, Mr R. Horton's Good Scholar 2, Mr R. Healey's Decca 3, Mr Kitchen's Quoiseley. Good Scholar, the favourite, took the lead, and maintained it nearly all through. There was a good finish for second place. Members' race, 200 yards-1, Parry 2, Williams. Pony race, thirteen hands and nuder. One mile, catch weights 1, iEZ, Mr Griffiths's General Hunter 2, 15a, Mr W. Wright's Furious; 3, Mr W. Wright's Little Beauty. Owing to a misunderstanding, the race had to be run a second time. Galloway race, fifteen hands and under-I, Z3, Mr Jos. Downing's Pattie 2, zEl. Mr R. Horton's Good Scholar 3, Mr F. Shone's Catherine. Bicycle handicap, two milea (open)-l, fl, Owen, Shawbury 2, 10j, Ridgway, Lavister 3, 23 6d, E. Wynn, Hanmer.
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