rOuTBAhL NOTES. [By OUR SPECIAL.] I :ur. a-c.ond time this sen,=<on, about to « •;i-r3i "1 from rev "usual. This, I traat, D1 f "I b II r 'I' '1I1V oppjriition, for it will be ;i. matter \1'1 II' ,f in,i ff t-i ii-.a I ii-o noL iriten(i t,) N.Ie J _nm" "nv poison or persons foul dis- posed t" g'> f*r in a I sh+ll rufn ba drawn, so I give t i r) I ltal aimp'.v going to give my vprxion ;11 retire.>ca to a verv important scheme which, I think, also nffjcta the go )J c) nl of Wrexham. I m?*" at important prauosal for the conversion of the 10 <9 Meadow into a firat-clasa recreation rollrJ:1 ievery facility for comfortably p.;rtin .tthl..tlc sporte. I i. .;A --hin^d riiii .i ir that before the ••!)•» H--Tit ft -asor. Wrexfiam is promised ? j?. ￼ ?rqcl- and f?ftLh?h a,nd cricket "rol:m: -?!? in the "entre of the town. n grout'd ready it will mean that we '.hn pleasure of witnessing important iufttcii" ■" tr,t> c.:ntre of the bovor.h, which in Other mrs hi =• 1c g d"lm, :Ll1l\ Justly BO, to the term \f r j;oli» North Wales—Why not in athletic- ? TI)io i:rlli nie which I wi-Il every success, will also pro%, !L oriit the trade-men of the town, in tke fact til %>-i*>o<J to lni; rnn'.i jii.il and other matches Nvbit.,il i tttke pla-ce. wlil have, to traverse the ulaill jiuo'.t from and to the station; which at present they nr or it quired t; do. T li 1 & ot snca i r i, c. r c v to Wrex- ham. I iliii.lv no fair nniu, -l a;;liviJutl, will, for a eitC- LIU'IN'NI IIU. any obstacle in the A»V, hat of com-H- t it :u^ ^Kiti/cra. Those who like to hear theu»Kt"'v' -vtrb' or perhaps feel honoured by seeing i:, t; emblr.zonei in the public press. It alwhas t-cen, and I unposs will continue. Weil, tc ia opr-oaition, and itra.igo to relateithle otili one < r.d of t'.ia path which it iii pro- po.(* I,Yer! 9nd whvt, is termed an informal lUeELIlig lia5 "ten hold. I h" bttnri during !h" week this meeting likened to that of the Tailors of Tooley-streat. but I think this ill he.Hiy fair, for if there had only been ten gailiH i": t gether, let al(ii.e about forty out of a posfibl- -:x bundled odd voters of the East Ward, tli»y li i • pcufect right to meet and express an Olillill, But alt;;LnK £ meeting BO neav this foot- walk. t! f\ H.nt 110:. announce their decision a* the verdict of tiie own, 'or even of the Ward of which they are but a (ruction. I note the Chairman of this so-called informal meeting, in his t.pen'uf remarks, declared that that me. tMi>< was in no way hostile to the projected schetii'' ot ¡¡, p.'np<Jsud Athletic Company," but in almost the next breath stntei. I- It was for the inhabit'u>* of thai ward zo say whether they would agree t ) the diversion, for he ventured to think that it woni^L tu t require very ii. ii;.ii opposition to upset the s LOUH- I .liiuk the^D two sentences are the positive aiaj negative with a vengeance. I an pleaded to note-excuse my straying from tbL- pc)*i,i-that this speaker has found out that the preeenci! ot the two conncillorH bore testimony to the vee- r.nd practical interest which they took in the wetttii u of the ward they represented." At the le.ec eltction in this ward-but the point is the diversion c-f the footpath, ao I mast retrace my steps. Now I think these East Ward members of the Connc.) t-hcuid, at leaat. before they speak in the Chamber as representing the voice of this particular portion of the town, call a public meeting at which the four representatives should be present, place this matter plainly and clearly before the raten,, ',nd then act as the decision of those present desire. I have it on the best authority that the proposed path wi;i be Aentyvards shorter from street to street It will be nine feet wide provided with swing gates and hnvf ttiroe lamps to light the public on their way. ipi»lh will be ab, ut seven feet higher than the existing one, and ao will be passable in all sorts of weaihtr. It will also, no doubt, be of interest to learn that, in addition to tie principal entrance in Iligh-stice' there will aNo be an opening into Eagle- street, and olle near the Srnithfiald. This, I should fancy, does noL yive mach room for agitation. The diversion which it is iutended to maka of this footpath may caune the uaers about half a minute- thirty seconds—delay. Now this is the sum and aubBtaiicn of ibis mighty bubble opposition, nothing more, but it --an be made to look of qaite a different hue. Suppose we reckon to traverse this walk twelve times a On) -at the half minute loss fur one journey -well, that would mean six minutes per day. Six days would mean half an hour and six minutes' loss per week. If continued for three score years and ten iL would nleau-. Did yon say !:top"! WTell, yes, perhaps I better had, for if I continued to sum np the losti of time for three generations it would no doubt bring about a civil war in the country. I note that one of the breakers recommenclod that provide(i they consented to the diversion they go in for ccD'pei'ffttion iu the way of improved footpaths and other luxuries. It seems a pity this meeting had not taken place earlier, when perhaps they may have prevailed on the promoters of this scheme to have purchased that Unveiling platform from the Paris txposition. I believe thin hae now been disposed of. The principal entrance seems from the report to be as much the bone of contention as the diversion, one of the councillors stating that when he found that the principal entrance was to be through the Wynnstay Yard that was a point with which he could not very wel! agree. Where do they wa.nt this entrance ? One would have thought it was epl. udidly sitratc-d. Do they want it in the Dunks ? Well, I dcu't know what the entrances and exits have to do with the question. At least I don't think the ratepayers have anything to do with them, The question at iesue is the diversion of the path- this thirty seconds bus-neig-and I for one think that all sensible people will favouiably acquiesco in this tiifiiiig delav for the larger amount of benefit which will accrue to the town, and the advantage of enjoying a first class football, cricket, or cycle match in comfort and close to home. There has been too much dog-in-thc-manger policy with regard to public-spirited men in the past, and the retulL has not been good. 1, L us start the new centcrv well by giving those who will a change to do something for the good old town of Wrexham. If anoiher meeting is called. I trust the ratepayers will turn up in force—the i- portR" cepcc-.tilly-and show that they are willing to sacrifice a few seconds or even minutes for the sake of a change from the hum-drum "f evervdav life, for All work and no play m^kes Jack a dull boy." Wiexham, on Saturday, meL White: Star Wanderers on the Racecourse. There was a fair atteudance of (•npportetr, and the result was c, dccisiYG win for our elcvin Ly seven goals to nil. The opening exchanges were of a rather seneational character, for in a verv few minutes our team was leadirg by three guils-.Joneti and Gordon being the res[;oi!ir le ngt-nts. Owens from a bit of neat work by himself and Ororden notched the fourth, and btfoie the interval Jones had put on the fifth. In the latter half the Stars came more in evidence, and gave the homesters a better contest, but, although upon une occasion they experienced hard lines and should have scored, th.iy failed to keep the Wrex- haLitf;9 out for two further goals were netted—the find one beii,Ll frum a penalty which was entrusted to Robinson who made no mistake. Wrexham are to be congratulated upon their per- formance, They combined well with a fair dash of go." It seemed to me aB if on this occasion they could not do anything wiongif they tried. I, how- ever, noticed a weakness in the front division, and that was our outside right, who failed to get in the running with the other forwards. The halves worked Well, ats also did both backs. The Stars did not'greatly impress me with their display, especially in ,he first half, but perhaps that clond—three gOllls-which came over the aspect of the game a few minutes after the start had affected their twinkling. In the last portion they appeared nmch brighter, and, as I have already stated, ought to have scored. Chirk jouinejcd to Warrington to fotfil their fcu^agemetjt in the --aiiie Combination on Saturday, and as the result of this visit they also were enab:ed to increase their points by two, having scored three goals to Warrington's two. Another team of little Wales was also successful in the Bame coutest, and that v.-ts Duckley Victoria, for in their meet with Tranmere Rovers on the same date the Flintshire representatives came out top' by three goala to nil. Newton-ie- Willows were visited by the Oswestry contingent on Saturday, but the homesters failed to gain the verdict, the SalopiLue winninl, a grand game by four goals to two. In the Birmingham and District League the Druids met Hereford, on Saturday, on the latte i 't- turf. JLne Aneieuts were minus the sexvices of Roose, their custodian. Up to the interval neither side had been fortunate in scoring, but in the latter part the home- fiterb did the trick, winning by two goals to nil. Wrexham Victorias were engaged in a friendly with Druids Reserve, fit Ruabon. The encounter was fairly interesting, but mostly in favor of the visitors, who deserved their victory of three goals to one.
COMBINATION. RESULTS Ull TO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST. Goals. rid. Won Lost Drn. For Agst. Pts Wrexham 9 5 2 2 21 9 12 Bangor 7 5 1 1 18 12 11 I v;. 5 v;. | v: J: 20:: 10:: 10 Osw?tryUmted 7. 4.. 2. 1. 22. 8. 9 TnunuereKuvcrs. ?.. 3. q 2. 12 13. 8 lihyl 5 3 1 1 1" 8 7 Huekley 7 3 3 1 13 14 7 White Star Wand'r 6 2. 2 2. 11 1 ••• 6 1111(isoll"i 9 2. 5.. 2. 14 23 6 Mthe?hc?d 6 2. 4 0. 9.. 15. q ?amuRton 8 1 5 2 0 4 Newton-le-Wiilows.. 9 1. 6 2 14 30 4 I DENBIGHSHIRE AND UI-TKICT LEAGUE. RESULTS TO DATK. Goals. I Pld. Won Lost Dm. For Agat Pis Broughton United. 8 g o 0. 23. 6. 16 Adwy Victoria g 1.. 2'). 8. 13 Kuabou million 6 i 2,. 0 18 16 8 OBwelltry Reserve. 6 i j o 14 10 6 Chirk 6.. 2. 2 18 19 4 Liaiigolien United. 6. [) 1. n 26 1 Druids Reserve 6 0 5 1. 8. 21 on 1 Wrexham Reserve. G 0. 5 1.. 7 22 1 Two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. The following are the re.-nits of Saturday's League ga-mes :— A.ton Villa. 7 :\1:1.lJch(>tcr (,itv 1 Proton North End 1 tti:,ghaiii 1 riolton Wanderers 1 S?-ite 0 Shømeld United 2 f?i rc?i-p..ol l0 Sheffield We.inesd&y 2 K.-Tcn^tle United 2 "Derby County 4 A Br-tR,%ich Albion 0 «•Sunderl,and 2 Kverton 0 >r°\U Ct-uaty 2 Hiackbtirn Hovers 1 vV ,-olverhamp'wou \V 1 litiry 1 Played ou the grou.\al-* of Lhe clubs marked
COMBINATION. WARHIXOTON V. CBŒI,-ih,¡j at WTarrington on Satnrtiay. Half tane Neor:- two goals; Chirk, nil. In the ^eeonrl h .It Cuuk i-cored three goals, and iu the end Chirk .von a gOood B game by three to two. ISUCKLEY "VICTORIA V KANMEHE ROVERS. At Buckley, on Saturday. In !j", half Jenkins and Lewis scored for the Vt-to.i. lirooks got a third Rial for Buckley, the Rovers f.i iling to score. Resalt- Buckley Victoria, three Ko«.i-; Vranmere Rovers, none. BIRKENHEAD T. nuusox s.—PtAysd at Birkenhead on Saturday. In the fi; •: <iK it" Hudsau's scored two goals to one. Iu the iat he visitors again got through. The home team i -i'e-1 to add to the score, and the final sc-)re w^-»— tla.ls.ni'a three goals; Birkenhead, one goal NEWTON LE WILLOWS v OSWESTRT. Played on Saturday at Newton. N vv,mi .t tried, bat Oswestry at once look Hp the fLttKek, ,ii Gooderich scored a good goal within the first minute. A moment later Parry added another. H^u'-time—Oswestry two goale; Newton, nil.-In th second half Oswestry added two more goais to tii'.ir t-core, and when the end came the score read—Oswestry United, four goals; Newton-le-Willowe, c vv goais. WREXLI-kll v. WHITE STAR WANDERERS. I On the Racecoutae, on S-it-urday, Wraxhaai had as opponents White Star Watitie,ers. The weather was fine, and a fair liumber of spectators was present. Wrexharn made a tirsc run, from which Jones scored their first goici in quick time. From the kick-off, Wrexham pressed, the visitors' right wing relieving. Wrexham, however, returned the ball, and from a free kick near toe vioitora' goal Gordon scored the second point for Wrexham. The Wanderers now invaded the hoaio t-rritory, but the defence was too s rong. The homesters' forwards raced away, and from somo iiieu passing between Gordon, Joues, and O-.vens, they forced a corner, which was headed over. Another corner fell to Wrexham, which ended in Jones heading the third goal for the town. The houiejters still had the best of the plav, when a foal was awarded them, which resulted in a barren corner Tue White Stars then broke away, but Owuns secated, and dribb'.iDg np, passed to Jones, who shut, he visitors' custodian conceding a corner, woich was taken by Harrison, but proved fruitless. A foul against the Stars near their goal was taken bj Grainger, which finished up with a faulty shot. The Wanderers' right invaded, bu: Blew easily disposed of them. Gordon and Owens were next conspicuous by some neat pasaiug, tho iatter player defeating the viaitora' goalkeeper. Owens agil-n got away, but only succeeded in obtaining a profitless corner. The visitors' let of forwards raced towards the home defence, the inside left shooti g over the crotsbar. The Wrexhamites next attacked, bat a foul was given against them, which proved useless, for the next minute a foul was given agaiudt the Wanderers, Owens sending in a feeler." Tue homesters still besieged the visitors' citadel, Owens having to be satisfied with a corner, Griffiths heading over. Wrex- ham again attacked, Jones heading in their fifth goal. The homesters invaded the Stars' territory, the left wingers paising over to Kelly on the right, but he raisued his kick, and the danger was averted. A foul for Wrexham did not eud in a.iything, but Blew made a good attempt to score. The Wanderers attacked, giv- ing the home backs something to do, Blew succeeding in keeping them out. Wrexham ran up on the left, and from a pass by Jones, Owsos ceatred, Griffiths getting possession, but a foal was given against Wrexham, which proved of uo use to the visitors. It was Wrexham's turn next to have a foul awarded them, from which they obtained a corner, but could not find the net. Hands" against Grainger did not help the visitors in any way, but a froe kick was given to Wrexham for the same offence, the outside right taking a long shot which went out. The Stars broke away, bat were met wnh a stubborn resistance. Wrexham got away, Owens being puiled up for off side. They again attacked, and a nice bit ot passing between Oweus, Gordon. Join s, and Griffiths was well met by the visitors' defending portion. A run up by the visitors' right resul.od in the inside right being pulled up for off side. They still pressed, and had hard lines in not scoring from a corner. No further goals were scored from now to half time, the score then being- Wk-xhah 5 Goals. I WHITE STAR Nil. Shortly after re-starting, a. useless foul was given against the visitore. bat a few minutes afterwards Jones sent a terrific shot, which went over. The Wanderers outside left made tracks for the heme fortress, securing a corner, which was easily disposed off. The Stau' iiliil ktpt up the attack, the inside left jusit missing. Frum a free kick agaiast the visitors, Gordon gained a corner, from which nothing resulted, but a few minutes afterwards Griffiths scored with a daisy cutter," this b:ing goal number six to Wrexham's advantage. From a ran up on the left, Owens shot, gaining a corner, which Harrison took, but with no satisfactory result. From a run up on the right by the viniturs', tha centre forward just failed to acore. The visitors, inside right next had a try, but was robbed before he had any chance of scoring. A foul was awarded them, but luck seemed to be against them. They again pressed, the ball being bungled out of goal. The homesters tried their turn, Owens giving a poor shot. They ngain tried, Griffiths shooting with good judgment, the opposing custodian saving. A corner was awarded Wrexham, which proved fruitless. Exciting play on the left was experienced, the spectators cheering loudly A penalty kick was awarded Wrexham which was taken by R jbinson, that player being responsible for the seventh goal. Wrexham attacked, the outside right being called back for offside. A foul near the Wrex- ham goal caused some consternation amongst the home supporters for the Wrexham citadel seemed about to fall. They were greatly relieved, however, when they tiaw the bali soon travelling in an opposite direction. The outside right made tracks for the visitors' goal, Grainger shooting, bat it went wide. Wrexham again got into foreign quarters, the Wanderers' left full-back sending them back again. A free kick against Wrexham was well cleared by Davies. From a run up on the left by the visitors, they gained a corner, but no score followed. When time came the score was:— WREXHAM 7 Goals WHITE ST-ilt AVANDEItEltS.. Nil. I
DENBIGHSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. RUABON ALBION V. WREXHAM RESERVE. This match was played in Wynnstay Park on Saturday. The Albions forced the game from the start, and Gerrard gained the first point in about ten minutes. Before the interval A. SL-niuel i-ind Reed each scored. Although pressed heavily throughout the second half, the defence of the Reserves was safe. A Davies scored for the visitors. Juot before the close Gerrard with a long shot, added the fourth goal for the Albions. Final result-Ruabon Albion, 4 goals Wrexham Reserve, 1 goal.
BIRMINGHAM AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS Wolverhampton Wanderers, two Wellington I Town, 1. Aston Villa Reserve, foar Iroubridge, one. Stoke Reserve, eight Shrewsbury, 1. HEREFORD TOWN v. DRUIDs.-The Druids visited Hereford ou Saturday, and were short of Roose, the custodian, plavine Postle. The visitors displayed neat combination at the start, but both teams were erratic in front of goal. Plant and Johnson had tries at goal, and Hereford had hard lines just before the interval, when there was no score. In the second half, the home team scored two goals. The final result was-Hereford, 2 goals Druids, none. The Druids' team included-Goal, Postle back, Thomas and A. Hughes half backs, Jerry Hughes, Price and T. Davies forwards, Williams, W. Daviea, Lockley, Butler and Benson.
DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE CHARITY CUP. LLANGOLLEN UNITED v. EIIOUGHTON UNITED.— This match was played at the Tower field, LItn. gollen, on Saturday, before a fair gate. The Brough- ton captain having won the toss, Llangollen kicked off with the slope in their favour. Straight awav the Broughton defence w&a called upon, and proved equal to the occasion. Llangollen were very per- sistent, and at last were rewarded, the ball going into the net off Jones, the visitors' left half. After this reverse the Reds" settled down, and were soon in the vicinity of the Llangollen goal, where the ball was put through, out the goal was disallowed for impeding the goalkeeper. Hereabouts the visitors were granted a penalty kick, which Sanderson sent wildly over the bar. However, notwithstanding these hard lines,' Broughton continued to have the beat of the game, and at length were rewarded by Tattum heading neatly into the net. Soon afterwards the whistle blew for half-time with the score one all. The second half opened fast, Broughton forcing the pace, and scoring from a scrimmage in about five minutes after the re-start. Even play was the order for a while, and then Astbnry shot a grand goal, only to find his effort nullified by off-side. Again, from a centre by the same player, Sanderson and Williams missed when right under the bar. The Broughton forwards showed a great tendency to go for the man instead of the ball, and the sooner they drop this practice the more goals they will get. The centre forward is an especial sinner in this way. However, after a fotile run or two to the Reds quarters, play settled down in the LIa.ngoUen half, Si Moss adding the third goal with a grand shot from about 25 yards range. Play continued in favour of Broughton to tbp. end of the game, the final score being-Broughton 3, Llangollen 1. All the winners I shaped well, and are a very likely looking team. Among the forwards the brothers Williams shone, hut all played well. The halves played a great game I in both defence and attack. Of the backs, Moss wis the more prominent on account of his good heading, his partner failing in this most important respect. Williams, in goal, was all that could be desired. Mr G. Owen, of Chirk, had charge of the following teams :—Llangollen: Goal, Swan; right back, A. Ellis; left back, Johns right half, Williams; centre half, G. Griffiths; left half, Ellis; outside right, W. Thomas; inside right, Edwards; centre forward, H. Thomas; inside left. T. Thomas; outside left, Owen. Broughton: Goal, J. A. Williams; right back, E. Roberts left hack, T. Moss right half, T. Davies; centre half, E. Moss; left half, W. Jonea outside right, T. Astbnry inside right, R. Williams centre forward, G. T%(tam; inside left, H. Sanderson; outside left, H. Williams.
OTHER MATCHES. I WREXHAM VICTORIA V. DRUIDS' RESERVE.—This match was placed an Ruabon on Saturday. The Victoria team wore black bands in memory of their president (the late Councillor T. Openshaw). The first paint of note was a good run into Druids' territory, which ended in failure. Playing down the slope, the Vies monopolised the play for a long time, but Weatley, the h"me custodian, proved equal to the occasion. After Rilph Jones had put in one or two good runfe on the Druids' left, the visitors again got into home territory, aud J. T. Davies scored their first point. The Druids then took a turn at pressing, but the visiting defence wa« very sound, and the pressure was not long sustained. The Vica' left wing obtained possession, and F. Williams centred beauti- fully, enabling Lloyd to record a second goal for the visitors. Directly afterwards T. Pritchard experienced hard lines with a splendid long shoe. Half-time w is called with the score standing Victoria two goals, Druids' Reserve none. Piayin the second portion was even for some time, but the Druids livened up, and made things warm for the visitors. Mathias was ultimately defeated with a cross shot from the left wing. From the centre kick, the Vies agin got away. F. Williams crossed the ball to Matthews, who hit the cross bar with a good shot. From the rebound Lloyd secured, and scored the third goal for the Vies. The Druids then forced a corner, which was cleared. This was followed by a rash into the home quarters, Ferguson clearing nicely. No further scoring took place, and the final result read Wiexham Victoria, 3 goals Druids Reserve, 1 goal.
A PUBLIC HALL FOR CEFN. I MOVING AT LAST. I At the public meeting held in the Welsh Congrega- tional Chapel, Rhosyraedra, on the 19sh November, it was unanimously decided to call together repre- sentatives of the churches, temperance, Providence and other societies of the district to consider the advisability of getting a library or public hall. On Friday this meeting was held, Mr Robert Lloyd pre- siding over aa attendance of representatives of St. John's Church, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Taber- nacle Baptist Chapel, Acrefair Welsh Baptist Chape), Hyfrydle C.M Chapel, Welsh Wesleyans, English Wealeywn Chapel, Zion Baptist Chapel, Congrega- tional Chapel, United Methodists Free Church, Ebenezer English Baptist Chapel, Silvation Army, Cefn Choral Society, A. O. Druids. Ark of Safety Lodge, I.O.G.T., Hope of Cefn Lodge, 1.0. Rechabites, Ruabon Temperance Council, Aciefair and Cefn Bychan Good Templars. Mr Griffith W. Hughes, G. and L., conductor of the Cefn Choral Society, was appointed secretary of the movement, with Mr R. M. Foster as assistant All present were strongly in favour of having a public hall, and Mr D. W. Roberts hoped that a limited liability company would be formed, but he remarked that if a hall was erected by the Parish Council at a cost of, say, £ 2,500. it would only mean a rate of 3U in the £ to pay off the sum in thirty years. This 3,d would also, surely, be reduced by Id from the receipts annually. Mr W. L. Williams gave a full account of the cost, &c., of Coedpoeth Public Hall, and it was con- sidered a shameful thing that Cefn were without sach a great necessity. The Revs. T. R. Maland, J. Charles, and W. O. Williams also spoke on the subject. The Chairman thought the present outlook was most hopeful, and subsequently the following com- mittee was appointed ;-l'ha Rev. J. W. Thomas, vicar, Alderman Christmas Jones, Councillors W. L. Williams, D. W. Roberta, Robert Lloyd, and Edwd. Hughes, Messrs W. Davies, W. Parry, and J. W. Jones. Mr G. W. Hughes then gave a stirring address. He thought that their dream of years was about to be realised. A great fault in Cefn was that the people were not enterprising enough they talked a good deal, but did not perform. They had been talking of building a hall in Cefn for about forty years. Had it been in any other district it would have been up long ago. They wanted to leave Cefn in a better state than they found it, and by having a public hall, lectures, oratorias, and high-class con- certs could be given, which would educate the inhabitants in all directions, aud they could have great preachers down algo. Surely," said Mr Hughes, in a populous district like this we can have a public hall ? Then let our motto be Onward and our watchword Excelsior.' (Cheers.) Mr John Evans wanted to know what was going to be done until the hall was erected, and it was decided to ask the Ruabon Temperance Council to arrange for public temperance meetings. A. —
I STOCKINGS I A WORKER'S COMPLAINT. I The Griswold stocking knitter, a marvellons piece of machinery, is worked very largely, if not alto- gether, by female labour. Leicester, says the Leicester Daily Post, is the centre of this industry, but a considerable amount of work is also done in the numerous villages around. At one of these, about five miles from Leicester, a reporter had an A Leicestershire Stoching Weaver. interesting chat with Miss Emma L. Rest, living in Main-street, Whetstone, who works at a stocking knitter. She told him that for some years she had been engaged in this interesting but sedentary labour. Proceeding, she explained: I have had good health most of my life, but about five years ago I began to suffer greatly from anaemia, and was at last so ill that I had to leave work. A doctor attended me, but he said that my stomach was too waak to bear any more medicine. I used to crawl downstairs, bnt nearly every time I fainted, and had to be carried back to bed." Yes," said Mrs Reit, my daughter was very ill indeed, so ill that I didn't think she was going to get better. She was deathly pale, and she just lay there and took what we gave her, never saying anything, scarcely ever moving." In answer to further questions, Miss Rest, now a healthy-looking, tall girl of twenty-twe, agreed that there was a great difference in her present appear- ance. By way of explanation. Miss Rest continued, We bad often read in the Leicester Daily Mercury and the Christian Budget about Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people. and the cures they effected,- and had seen accounts o cases like mine. So mother thought she would try whether they would do any good. Although I wig Fze ill, I foand great benefit from them before I had even finished one box, an3 so I continued to take them for several weeks, getting better and stronger as I went on. In all I took qeven boxes, and was then quite well and able to go to work again. Asked as to whether there was any donbt al to what caused the cure, Miss Rest said there was no doubt whatever. When she started taking Dr. Williams' pink pills she stopped the doctor's medicine altogether. She added that the neigh bours could scarcely believe their eyes when they saw her out again. The remarkable improvement in Miss Rest's looks is of course due to the entire restoration of her lost health. When, as in anaemia, the face grows pale, sallow, and thin, impoverished and deficient blood is the direct cause and good looks can only be restored by restoring the blood. There is new, rich, and pure blood in every dose of Dr. Williams' pink pills and they are at the same time the best of all nerve tonics. They are obtainable everywhere, and reliable trades- men will not offer substitutes. as the latter are quite nseloss and people who offer them should be distrusted. Dr. Williams' medicinecompanv, Holborn- viaduct, London, will Rend them post free at two and ninepence a box, if the reader should have any diffi- culty, or.if substitutes are pushed. The genuine pills have cured rheumatism, sciatica, indigestion, bile, bronchitis, consumption in its early stages, paralysis, I St. Vitus' dance, and all ailments that trouble women and girls. Atomic and bilious people should avoid I purgatives, which impoverish the blood and weaken the entire system. I
I THE PENRHYN TROUBLE. I Wednesday was the day fixed upon by Mr Young in his Irtst notice on which the Penrhyn quarrymen might, if they wished, resume work in the case where bargains were last set, or apply for settings on other cases. As far as any sign of an intention on the part of the men to act on the notice was concerned the quarries mieht not be iu existence, for up to four o'clock not a single man had applied for work or even entered the qaarry, with the exception of some machiners and the setters, overlookers, and other officials. Batlie-vda presents a singularly deserted appearance, its streets being quite empty. It is estimated that over 1,700 men have left the district, and the exodus continues. It is further stated that so determined are the men to fight this matter out to the finish that there is a movement in the direction of giving np their houses in the ￼ cases of many of thoae who are tenants of the ￼ Penrhyn esta.t?
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I tianeral Nawa. J His Honour B uveo li.ivvlands, Q C., pro- aided on Friday for the first tiWd in the Leigh County Court. The Princess of Wales has a remarkable collection of hats and bonnets, consisting of all those she has worn during the thirty odd years eh, has led London fashion. Miss A. Morgan, of Llanfabon Welsh Calvinistic Methc dist Church, Glamorgan, has been appointed a deacon of the church. She is the first woman to hold euch an office in Wales. Two convicts, named Soar and Kiug, made a most daring escape from B^rstil Prison, Rochester to-day. They are wearing clothes marked with the broad arrow, and are supposed to be hiding in the woods. The Daily Express says that at the meeting of Parliament, on Muuday, the Government will ask for a vote of sixteeeu iiii;,ion-i sterling. The vote will tike the forni of a second supplementary estimate. A telegram from Biiknoy, Gloucester, states that, owing to the depression iu trade in Dfan Forest, house and steam coals are reduced two shillings per ton, commencing on Friday, ''InJ miners' wages ten per cent. This leaves wages at fifcy per cent. above the standard. The notices of the re-opening of the Penrhyn quarries are practically Ignored by the men. The billposter who put them up was followed by a crowd, and his posters takea -rain him. About fifteen hundred, or nearly three-fitchs of the qaarrymen, have left Bethesda. The body of a man named Webber, formerly in the South Wales Borderers, was found lying on a seat on the north shore walk at Tenby on Saturday morning. A revolver was lying beside him, and there were bullet wounds in his head. The un- fortunate man was married only about a week ago. At Bolton, two Farnw.r-,i- dames of sixty, Mary Connelly and Martha Brown, were accused of fortune telling. Evidenca showed that large numbers of mill girls and others resorted to defendants, and had their future, particularly their mttrimonial prospects, predicted with cards. i\ j;a defendants were fiued £1- The head keeper to Lord Dundonald, a mm UKnied Dexter, met with a tragic death late on Friday night at dwrych G;is!le, Abergele. Dexter was going home after the public reception, and was ascending a steep, infrequently used stairway up the rock behind the castle when he fell over the edge of the steps and was killed. Anglesey has gained a reputation as an almost crimeless island. On Saturday, at the monthly sitting of the Beaumaris magistrates, no cases were down for hearing, and at Menai Bridge the monthly meeting of the magistrates for the petty sessional division of the county the only defendant was a fellow who had been noisily drunk. One of the most cherished possessions of the Boston Art Museum for the past 20 years has now turned out to be a fraud. The articles in question consisted of 28 Tanagra. Figurines presented to the museum by a well-known expert. Now a Greek expert has proved that the ancient Figurines were all made a. Athens in th3 year of grace, 1874 On Friday, a man named Charles Edward Canham was arrested at Nottingham on a charge of murder- ing his wife and his son. The two victims were found in the bedroom, the woman with her head battered in and the child with his throat cut, yester- day morning, in company with the accused, who acted strangely, and seemed to have taken poison. The claim put forward on behalf of the Liverpool Eisteddfod Committee to the effect that the stated surplus of iE480 on the reccnt Eisteddfod at Liverpool is a record, with the exception of the surplus at the Wrexham Eisteddfod, which amounted to E800, is unfounded. The surplus in connection with the last National Eisteddfod at Bangor amounted to iE492 15s 2d. A great combination of ssrated water manufacturers of Yorkshire has been announced at Leeds, thirty- one having entered into an agreement, dating from Saturday next, to adopt fixed prices for twelve months, and to abolish Christmas boxes and New Year's gifts. A Leeds gentleman is the originator of the scheme, ander which there will, it is expected, be a rise in ginger beer. At York Assizss, on Saturday, before Mr Justice Grantham, a fisherman, named Richard Watson, was indicted for the murder of William Robert Ferry, at Hull. The two men quarrelled on the night of July 21st, and fought. Iu the third round the prisoner was seen to stab his opponent in the throat. Ferry died shortly afterwards. A verdict of manslaughter was returned, and sentence of twenty years' penal servitude was passed. General Buller was entertained to dinner on Friday by his fellow-Devonians resident in London. In responding to the toast of his health he spoke of the gallantry of the Devonshire Regiment at Ladysmith. He defended the troops engaged in South Africa against charges of undue severity, and spoke of Boers who are continuing the war as men who have no stake in the country or men who have nothing to do if they left off fighting. There was an exchange of farewell official visits on Friday between Mr Kruger and President Loubet and MM. Fallieres and Deschanel. The President of the Municipal Council presented Mr Kruger with a medal voted to him by the Council, and requested his signatme to an illuminated parchment recording the ex-President's visit to the Hotel de Ville. The Senate, on Friday, by a unanimous vote. passed a resolution expressing respectful sympathy with Mr Kruger. At York Assizes, on Saturday, Edward Crosby, manager of the North Cliff (Scarborough) Branch of the York City and County Banking Company, pleaded guilty to a charge of falsification of the books. This was the case in which it was first reported that the manager had been assaulted in the bank by a stranger, and a considerable sum stolen, but Crosby subsequently acknowledged that his injuries were self-intlicted. He was sentenced to six months' hard labour. At San Francisco during a football match on Thursday, several hundred spectators watched the play from the roof of a neighbouring glassworks. Suddenly the roof collapsed, and many persons were precipitated into a white-hot furnace. Eleven are reported dead, forty were badly injured, fifteen of these believed fatally. A number of them slightly injuredassisted in the work of rescue, and it is said that without their help the number of dead would have been trebled. The Paris correspondent of the Dublin Evening Hail telegraphs that Mr Oscar Wilde, the well-knowu playwright, died on Friday, at three o'clock, in the P"Lywr*g"ter_ The cause of death was mejingitis He had been suffering for some time. Two daya before his death he bccame unconscious. Six wetks ago he underwent an operation, which appeared to be successful at the time, but a complication which followed proved fatal. Mr Usc-ir Wilde was recently received into the Romau Catholic Church. The Earl of Selborne, First Lard of the Admiralty, hag retired from the board of the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Company. His lordship had been a director of the P. and O. Com- pany for several years, but as soon as he accepted the post which he now holds -n the Cabinet, he decided that, in view of the necessarily close business relations between the company and the Transport Department of the Admiralty, it was desirable for him to sever his connection with tho company. A public meeting, under the auspices of the Sjuth Africa Conciliation Committee, was held last night in Liverpool to protest against the character of the war- fare now being waged by our troops in South Africa. Mr Lloyd-George, M.P., was among the speakers. A resolution was adopted, calling upon the Government to attempt by conciliation to arrive at an amicable settlement, with a view to a speedy peace. An amendment was moved expressing strong disapproval of the views and actions of the Conciliation Com- mittee, but found comparatively few supporters.
OSWESTRY TOWN COUNCIL. I The monthly meeting was held on Mondar, under the presidency of the Mayor (Councillor R. Daniel), Councillor Bremner-Smith said he noticed that the directors of the Tanat Va!ley Light Railway were Keeking Parliamentary powers to enable Oswestry to advance further money for that Company, either as share capital or otherwise. He raised no objection to that, but it appeared to him the matter ought cer- tainly to be considered by the Conncil in committee. The Town Clerk (Mr J. Parry Jones), who is also solicitor to tho Railway Company, said the notice on behalf of the Tanat Valley Railway Company was only served on the 30:h November, and conse- quently he was not afcle to pnt;the matter on the agenda that day. He assured the Council that no step has been. or would be taken without the knowledge of the Council, and he gave members his word oi honour th-3,t when the time came for steps to be taken, what was necessary to protect the interests of the Council would be done. A long discussion took place on the recommencation of the General Pnr: poses Committee that the Surveyor be instructed to construct Stewart Road at an estimated cost of X280 19s 3d, Alderman Whitfield (the chairman of the "committee) proposed that the lowest tender. iE330 be accepted. but eventually the recommendation of the committee was adontad by a considerable majority. The Markets Committee recommended that an offer of iE500 be made for 1,732 square yards of land adjoining Smithfield-street, and that the Corporation fence in the land and construct a new street, as required by the vendors' solicitors. The Town tCierk stated that the sum originally asked was X700 and he had received a letter from the vendors stating that they were not prepared to accept S500. Councillor Bremner-Smith (chair- man) moved that the Council offer JE600 for the land, and pointed out that the Council would get a new street and also a piece of land, which at some future time would no ioubt be included in the Smithfield. Alderman Spaull seconded. Alderman Whitfield strongly opposed the outlay, on the ground that the extension of the market was not needed, and woold not be for at least twenty years. The motion was carried by twelve votes against seven. On the recom- mendation of the Sanitary Committee it was agreed to erect a public mortuary on the horse market in connection with the proposed fire station.
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I Yiews upon Many Subjects. LORD WOLSELEY UNMUZZLED. Lord Woisel'V, oil the assembling of Parliament in February, will tak-i an early opportunity of bring- ing b-fore tiie conntrv his relations w.th the late Secretary of St Ue for War. j WITH OR WITHOUT ARSENIC. Sir William Harcourt and Mr Morley were both in the House, looking extremely well. Sir William bad more thiln one pleasant word for the situation. 1, I never remember," he said of the Ministerialists, Sseeitig so large tta Army in &o indefensib ea-poaition." The Budget was happily hit tff. Oh, I suppose it will be balf-i-crown nn beer and five shillings on beer with arsenic in it." LORD R03ERTS'S REWARD. The Loudon correspondent of the Manchester Courier says :—" Now that it is definatcly announced taat Lord Roberts is on his way to Eugland, popular curiosity will naturally be aroused as to what marks of national gratitude witt-be shown the veteran Field- Marshal by the Queen and country. I am told on reliable authority ih-it the Queen will confer npon him the honour of a Dakedom, and that Parliament will bs asked to vote him a saai of no less than £100.000. I THE COMING DEBATE. It is finally decided that Mr Samuel Evans is to raise the question of Governmen; contracts, including Kynochs and Mr Chamberlain's and Mr Austen Chamberlain's companies, in an amendment to the Address. The seconder has not yet been fixed. Mr Evans will be remembered specially as the author of the powerful and damaging speech on the letters published by the Independance Btlge. No man in the fclouse is mora competent to state a case with clearness and force. CHOCOLATE FOR SOLDIERS. The merits of choco!ate as food for troops in the field appear to be becoming rapidly and widely appreciated. 10 the recent autaain manoeuvres of the Austrian Army in Gaiicia, a chocolate ration was found to be, tga Li to about fire tilnei its weight of the prina-st beef. From Russia also came equally ftvourable reports respecting the use of chocolate, aud now we hear from America that it forms a chief constituent of a new emergency ration with which trials have been liteiy carried ou.- United Sercice Gazette. I BRIGHTENING UP. I No one who was in the Lobbies to-day (Monday) can, I think, doubt that a wholesome change has come over the spirit of the Opposition. It is no longer a collection of depressed and distracted units such as separated a. few mouths ago. There are life and fiyht in the new party, if the force be not split up by quarrels or dissipated for want oforganisation. The latter is. I think, atiil wanting, and eager as the party below the gangway is, there is not yec apparent the kind of understanding between a few lilte-think- ing men that produce the Fourth Party. However, it is noticeable that many front bench men are as keen for fighting as the rank and file. Some of the Liberal lawyers especially speak emphatically of the illegality of some of the Sou,h African proclamations, and this paiai. will certainly be developed in the debate. '•
9.190 TO BE DISTRIBUTED. I A meeting of the liarchwiel Parish Council was held at the Schools on Thursday, Mr John Evans, the Old Hall, vice-chairman of the Council, presiding. There were also present:—Messrs George Jones, Richard Cliffy, R. L. Canning, E. Pritchard, Thomas Lsa, and Thomas Pickin, with Mr A. A. Walker, clerk. A letter was read from the Charity Commissioners, sanctioning the re-appointment of Mr Richard Cliffe as one of the trustees of the charities. The Manager to the Cambrian Railway Company wrote stating that he conld not see his way to alter the trains, as the traffic was so small, and only a iew months ago he had received a petition from a number of influential people who used the line asking that the trains should run at the times they were now running. With regard to the lighting of the crossing at the station, he had given instructions that two lamps should be erected and kept lighted the whole of the night during the winter. Mr Maingay wrote saying that as the path through the Rocky Meadow was so little used, he could not see his way to repair it. The Clerk to the County Council wrote saying that the letter received from the Marchwiil Pitrish Council, with reference to the footpaths and roads, wonld receive attention. Mr George Jones proposed that a vote of thanks be sent to the Manager of the Cambrian Railway for the expensive lamps and brilliant lights he had put at the crossing. (Laughter.) It was most difficult to see either the lights or the posts, and the lights were only like little twinkling stars, and would not compare favourably with a farthing rush-light.—The motion was duly seconded. As cloee on XISO, the income derived from the Parochial Charities, will be allotted this Christmas, the names of people who are entitled to considera- tion at the hands of the trustees of the charities were submitted to the meeting. Close on thirty names were submitted to the Council, and by a unanimons vote it was decided to submit the whole of the names to the trustees. The trustees were recommended to again purchase coal, and to distribute the money at the Schools on St. Thomas's Day.
HOPE PARISH COUNCIL. I A special meeting was held on Monlay evening at Abarmorddu Brnrd School. There were present Messrs E. O. Probert. chairmtn W. Lewis, vice- chairman Joseph Griffiths, Joun Bllis, C.C., P G Rogers, Joshua Williams, Robert Jones, Thomas Joue3, Evan Davies, Wm. Rob2rts, Fred Jones (clerk), Wm. Moses (burial clerk), Mc G. H. Bradley (solicitor, Mold). A'letter was read from Mr H. J. Robarts acknow- ledging the receipt of resolution with regard to the drainage ot Caergwrle, and askid the Council to reconsider the question and to suggest some other scheme. Thia was deferred to a future maeting. In answer to several questions Mr Bradley very lucidly explained the various clauses of the new Burials Act, and advised the Council to proceed with the purchase of the land. The Chairman said that Dr. Hoffman, of the Locil Government Board, had inspected the land and said that it was necessary to have the authority of the medical officer of health and also that of the District Council. He (Dr. Hoffmau) suggested that the ground be divided into three porliuns-cousecrated, unconsecrated, and unappropriated. Mr Evan Davies proposed that the Council proceed to complete the purchase of the lmad.-Thii was seconded by Mr P. G. Rogers, and carried unani- mously. Mr William Robarts proposed that the attention of the District Council be called to the state of the road leading from Lower Mountain to Penyffordd, and also the approaches to the B!ackbrook and Btamley Railway bridges.rhis was seconded by Mr Bellis, and carried.
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CHILD BURNED TO DEATH NEAR LLANGOLLEN. On Wednesday week Isabella Pierce, daughter of Mr Robert J Pierce, Tanygraig Farm. Eglwyseg. Llangollen, was playing by the hearth. Her mother went out of the house for a time, and on her return I found the child enveloped in dames, which were eventually extinguished, but not before the unfortunate girl had been shockingly burned. Ou Friday the girl succumbed to shock to the system as the result of .the burns. An inquest was held on Saturday by Mr Wynn Evans, and a verdict of Accidental death was returned.
SIR WATKIN WYNN'S HOUNDS. The meet of Sir Watkin Wynn's hounds at Wynn- stay was in bad weather. Hounds did not draw the Wynnstay coverts zirst, but went on to Pentreclawydd, and soon finding here, a nice hunt was had over fairly good country to Wynnstay, where reynard obtained the victory. Hounds then drew in the direction of Erddig, and ere long found at a cover known as Huntsman's Hollow, aud then ensuee a. sha.rp gallop round by Park Eaton, and when on the far aide the fox turned and was finally lost. hThe field then moved to Wynnstay Woods, where plenty of foxes were on foot, and some grand fun was had, chiefly in cover, but honad3 unfortunately were not able to score, and in fact most of them got away. The Wood- house Coverta, Rednal Mosses, Pradhoe, Sandiford Pool, and Knockin Coverts were blank.
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I Reviews. I i DON QUIXOTE. Messrs Macniillan and Co. have added to their Library of English Classics," another death- less book. They have gone outside Great. Britain for it, but altli mgii written in Spain, it has been adopted by all countries. It is The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha," by Miguel de Cervantes. The translation is by Thomas Shelton, and al- though it is stated by students of the Spanish language that he is not an accurate translator, it cannot be denied that he has given to the British public the story of the famous Don told with vigor, and all picturesqueness. Mr Alfred W. Pollard, the Editor of Series defends his want of literal correctness by the very reasonable remark. In a translation of Don Quixote, one touch of Cervantes' spirit atones for a dozen verbal slips, and it is because Shelton had a true feeling of kinship with his author, this version has here been preferred to any other." Mr Pollard is right, for the reader no sooner begios the book than he is absorbed by the amusmg story, and the old time vagaries of Don Quixote, his Squire Sancho, the famous Roziuante and the Lady Dulcinea. He follows them with increasing interest, and surely the most literal translator could do no more, if indeed he could do as much. Cervantes intended in his novel, a satire upon a forniof chivalry which was something of a vogue in his day, and the result of the attack can easily be understood. The Edition before us is printed from very large clear type on excellent paper. We commend these volumes, as indeed, we do the whole of the Library. Happy is the owner of the ) Series, and we are quite sure all lovers of real literature will find room for them on their shelves.
————————————-———-—— For Leisure Moments. ENGLISH FAVOURED. The German Emperor has issued a decree relatiug to the reform of the higher schools. L is noteworthy that this decree points to the great necessity of an acquaintance with the English language, which is henceforth to be taught in the Grammar Schools, from the first to the last class. English is to be pre- i ferred even to French, the teaching of .Eoglish being obligatory, whilst French is to be optional in the higher classes. PRINCE RADOLIN. The new German Ambassador in Paris is described by those who known him (aays the St. James's Gazette) as being very friendly towards England. HIs first wife was the daughter of a.n English army officer, and some objections were raised on this account when Radolin was elevated by the Emperor Frederick to the rank of prince. Prince Radolin was talked of at one time as a likely successor to Prince Hohenlohe, but the Emperor William probably found that his services were indispensable at St. Petersburg. The Prince is a man of great wealth. He was concerned some time ago in an awkward incident in a ballroom, which threatened to develop serious consequences. TRUE STORIES OF THE THEATRE. Nuneaton, the home of George Eliot, was on Saturday visited by Mrs Ksndal, who formally opened the new Prince of Wales's Theatre. Here are two stories told by Mra Kendal in an address on the influence of the Theatre. 41 X can tell this as an absolute fact," she said. Daring the ran of The Ticket-of-Leave Man at the Olympic Theatre, a man who had stolen from his employers, in going away to hide himself, bad gone into the pit of of one of the Liverpool theatres. Toe play held him, ) the moral was so fine. ffti saw the ticket-of-leave man beginning to commit his first sin and gradually descending to the low scale, then the remorse and actual repentance. The better part of his manhood had taken hold of him, he burst into tears, and returned back on the following morning and made a full confession of his crime. Can there be & greater tribute to the theatre than that one simple fact." And from a moral point of view I can speak per- sonally. There is a play written by a great man, Arthur Pinero, called The Squire.' I have played in it many times myself. Imagine my delight and the pride I have in telling yon this story. Imagine my pride, when one day 1 received a letter signed by a man and a women. We wont ask their past history, we don't want to know it. They had seen The Squire,' and thank God—and I say it reverently and with all my heart-on the following morning they went into the church and got married. That is one I of the brighest stones in my crown of work. But it was not my djing, it was Mr Pinero's. They both wrote and told me of this fact and I often think when some-well, shall I say narrow-minded ?- person has said anything against the theatre that I f would like to make him sit down and let me tell him i that one little fact." POISONS IN FOOD. People are making a great deal of fus- and rightly so—about the arsenic found in beer. But beer is not the only article of food or drink which contains poisons. Here are a few poisons to be found in various foods, on the authority of Major Cassal, the well-known expert:-(I) Boric Acid-An un- I doubted poison, inj uriously affecting the bladder, kidneys, and skin, and used for the ostensible pur- pose of preserving milk, butter, ham, and other articles of food; but really as a means of palming off stale goods as fresh. In a recent case at Battersea, Dr. Diplock mentioned a number of instances of children's deaths brought about by the use of milk adulterated with this poison. But the great B.P. did not stir a hair, ani remained unmoved. (2) Sulphate of Copper—Used for coloaring pre- served peas, beans, and spinach. Some so-called experts," said Major Cassal, assert that in the quantities found it is not injurious. But this is ridiculous. Sulphate of copper is a poison, and injurious in auv quantities." (3) Salicylic Acid-A powerful drug, and poisonous, used in lime-juice, lemon-juice, and some so-called British wines, and in lager beers. The Germnns do not allow these beers to be drunk in the Fatherland, but they willingly permit them to be exported for English consumption. ) No deaths have been traced to this acid, but people of weak heart may very easily be affected by it. (4) Formalin—A very dangerous thing; used in the adulteration of milk, and now becoming more and more popular. Finally it ought to be added that as glucose is also used in the manufacture of inferior sweets and jams, it is qaite on the cards that the arsenic disaster among the beer-drinkers may one day be reproduced among the numerous class of people with a sweet tooth." STRIKES OF 1699. The strikes and lock-outs of 1893 i3 the subject of a Board of Traae return issued on Saturday. Although there were more disputes in i893 than in 1898, namely, 719 as compared with 711, they were gener- ally so unimportant that there were 73 690 fewer persons involved. The great difference is due to the fact that in 1893 there wa5 a great strike of Welsh miners, affecting 100 000 men, while in 13S9 the two largest disputes were those of the Dundee jute operatives, numbering 36 000, and of the plasterers, affecting 4,000 men. Ttikiug the number of wOlk, people as about 8 300,000, and the average number of wurking daya, exclusive of S-ndays and general holi- days, as 303, the number of working days is roughly estimated at 2 500,000,000. Strikers iost 2,516 416 days in 1899, compared with 15 289 478 in 1898 and 10 345,523 in 1897. The two last-mentioned years, however, were exceptional as regards the magnitude aud duration of trade disputes. If the figares of 1899 be compared with the average of the last five years —namely, 8,927,010 days per annum lost through labour disputes, it shows a falling-off of 70 per cent., and is the lowest annual total yet recorded. No fewer than 562 of the disputes in 1899 were settled by direct arrangement or negotiation between the parties concerned. The balance of results was rather on the side of the employers than the work- people. The main work of conciliation and arbitra- tion boards is, the report says, to a growing extent, the prevention of strikes rather than their settle- ment.
Our Friendly Societies. I L.O.A.S. (HAWARDEN DISTRICT). SPECIAL WIDOW AND ORPHANS' FUND. I Ia order to promote the interest of the Widow and Orphans' Fund, it has been decided by the Past Masters' Lodge tint arrangements be made for a Draw," subject to the approval of the district meet- ing, and in order to make it a success it is important to have a good list of prizes, and with this object in view the Pro. Cor. Sec., Bro. George Cromar, is I appealing to lodges and honorary members for sub- scriptions or gifts in kind.
THE MONMOUTHSHIRE MURDER. I The adjourned inquest on the body of liannah Williams, an aged widow, who was mnrdered at Mullen Cottage, St. Mellons. Monmouthshire, ou November lOoh, was held on Monday, and lasted fourteen hours. It was not un-,ii some time after midnight that the jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Morris Evdns, who had been arrested on suspicion. The prisoner was present in charge (õf two warders. A
DEATH SENTENCE AT LIVERPOOL. At the Liverpool Assizes, on Wednesday, William Wood, aged twenty-one, a collier, was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife at Wigan last September. The woman's body was recovered from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, bexrid- bruises which, according to the medical evidence, must have been caused before death. When last seen alive she was walking with her husband in the direction of the canal. The evidence showed that the couple had lived unhappily together. For the defence it was contended that the woman had accidentally fallen into the water, and that the prisoner had made an ineffectual attempt to save her. Mr Justice Darling, in summing up, said it was significant that although Wood, according to his defence, knew that his wife I was dead, he told no one, never gave an alarm, but endeavoured to conceal the fact. The jury, in fiud- ing the prisoner guilty, recommended him to mercy on account of his youth.
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I Correspondence. I THE RECREATION GROUND FOR WREXHAM. SIR,-l was pleased to see that someone had under- taken to plead for our boys' recreation ground through your valuable paper. I hope your readers wii! consider his letter carefully, and let their voice be heard, because it is without doubt the moat press- ing need in Wrexham to-day. I am surprised anyone should think that the new athletic company were seeking to supply their wants -if I had thonght so I should have tended the meeting, but I looked upon the project E. j H matter of company promotion for profit. If recre:- -jc was the tirst thought no one would have selected mo prooosccl site. Ask the new company to make no entrance dircugh the Wynnstay Arms yard, and you will Sad they will soon be of opinion it is not a safe movement. I am confident that if a committee was formed to raise the money to purchase a good site an 1 present it to the Town Council for recreation purr.osea th_-y would receive a good response, and Eoon accomplish their purposes. We failed to present the town with anything at the Jubilee, perhaps we might thus mark the new century, as so many other institutions have or the end of the war, or a-nv other historical event, which can be thought of. This is a chance of giving something to Wrexham, which will supply our wants and create a convenient opportunity to further gifts.-Yourg truly, W. ASI .N". Wrexham. A WORD TO THE WEST WARD. TO MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING." SiR,—Owmg to a painfully sudden death the West Ward is once more thrown in the whirl of a municipal contest, and I crave your permission to state a few facts that may lead the working man to a right and proper use of his suffrage. At the outset I should like to signify my apprecia- tion, and express my sincere sorrow at the death of oar late lamented councillor, Mr Opcnsh%w, and I am sure I am voicing the feeling of my fellow-work- ingmen with this sincere yet inadequate tribute- Two men are in the field, and we have to decide which of the two shall represent oar interests. Whethr we have a man nominated by a party whose whole design seems to be to frustrate the aspirations of the labouring class, or one who some of as ksow has been a tabourer like ourselves, but by euerffv and dogged perseverance has at-ained to Qi couipiracive competence, and now Lhit he is a raaetcr, has not forgot to treat with respect his workmen. To be plain, we have the nominee of the Conservative party, Mr Whittingham, or the adopted laboar man, Mr Stanford. As a councillor, Mr Whittingham has been tried for the Ea-it Ward, and after a suitable trial has been found wanting, and the electo-a of that Ward dismissed him w,thout notice. (The workinsmen know what that means.) The party which Mr Whittingham represents gave the workingman an insult about two years ago, which stirred that class up to a sense of their position, and may fairly be attributed the cause of the activity discernable in their ranks. I refer to the contemptuous manner in which the then majority of the Town Council pooh-poohed and ridiculed Councillor Hughes when he got up to pro- pose that the fair wage clause be inserted in all Coporation contracts (a Dromise he made to the workingmen in the East Ward, and which be carried out), and the arrogant bombast that faitnlui member endured is still fresh in our minds. Enough of the misdeeds of the past now for the future of our" good old town." I ask any right thinking man to read Mr Stanford's address, and read it carefully through in the light of his past experience and his ever-willing co-oparation in anything that goes to the making of lite worth living, think of him offering his rooms free for the workiagmen to meet and organise, and compel the fair wage clause two year ago think of him while away in Toronto on International business," not forgetting his own town, but writing to these columns suggesting the planting of trees in our streets think of him originating and working the free concerts of the last summer, and while these thoughts are with you, go to the poll on Friday next and register vour vote for him, the adopted labour man.- Yours respectfully, IETLAw. December 5th, 1900. COMPANY SHOPS. DEAR SIR,—I was interested to read in your columns a short time ago a letter signed Old Inhabitant calling attention to the invasion of Wrexham by company shops, that is, ehtps belong- iug to companies which are without any local connec- tion save these shops. I entirely concur with the sentiments expressed therein, and as a tradesman myself I am a long-suffering victim to the incessant persecution of subscription hunters for cverv object under the eun. I am at all times willing to do my atmost to forward the worthy institutions of the good old town. But, on the other hand, it becomes exceedingly hard linea that we should bo c.-tupelled to bear the financial burdens of the kind (vriilst the promoters of these varied benevolent schemes are in many cases not public snirited enough to rt: ¡Joca.te, but frequently are amongst the first to sup i every new company shop that happens to be unched, which, practically speaking, do not contribute one iota to the general well-being of the town. 1 believe strongly in competition and its beneficial influence in quickening trade but, on the other hand, I contend that one's fellow-townsmen should be treated as such, and their just claims upon the communitJy recognised. It may be urged that certain articles cannot be obtained as well from the old traders as the company shops. To this I reply that Wrexham has attained its present unique condition of prosperity without their he!p. Ita wealth and commercial influence haa been brought about and the community well supplied by the single shop tradesman in the past. Why then should he now only be considered a !Gcessiy when subscription lists are in question ? I know of people whose parents and grandparents were trades- people in the neighbourhood, and who are indebted to the past for the position they hold to-day, who yet consider it fashionable to patronise compan"y shops, neglecting tie old tradesman. Admitting that it happens, which is seldom the case, that goods of a particular kind are better procurable at a branch company shop than from a tradesman, are those who are always running after such baits, helping their own townsmen to properly supply the commodity in question? Instead of assisting, they are handicap- ping him. A tradesman has certain dehnite expenses to meet, rents, rates, taxes, and salaries, apirt from his own income, and if the public withdraw any portion of their custom from him, it follows that on the remaining portion-be it large or small—he is obliged to obtain a larger margin of protl. to cover expenses, whereas, if a tradesman finds his turnover increasing, th: invariable :rule with good business houses is to reduce :he profit with corresponding advantage to :he the customers. The local tradesman wants only a a fair chance, and a hint now and again from his customers as to their modern wants end require- ments, and he is capable of ampiv, fully, and sitis- factorily dealing with the trade of his own tow> There are, I find, some twenty bnneh company shops at the present t: in Wrexham. Apart from the question > the well-being of ;the tradesmen of -he tc a other considerations advanced by Old Inhu!;it ;nt." is it not worth while considering how much i- lost to the rates of the town by the pupport of businesses which have their centres elsewhere ? If these twenty businesses were the property of townsmen, would it not mean the sum total of rates for twenty private dvyelling houses added to the revenue? These thoughts have been brought to my mind very forcibly when observing the meanness of many thoughtless people in the town who in their supoort of these speculative companies flagrantly violate what should be regarded as clutie-, und privileges of citiz nship. I am, dear sir, yours obediently. ANOTHER OLB IXHAEITAXT."
At Mo!d, on Tuesday, before E. H. Wain, Bsq. (in the chair), and William Catherali, Eq John Davies, aged fifty-four, a cowman, living at H mass's Row, Maesydre. and in service at the Ty Draw rru, appeared to answer a sumaoca for ac- t,z ting Margaret Rogers, a girl between the age ofi i. -.een and sixteen years. Mr J. B. Ma.rston was instructed for ;he prosecu- tion, and Mr G. H. Simon, defended. The girl, Margaret Rogers, who was evidently of weak intellect, was then called. lu the coarse of her examination in chief, cross-examination, and re- examination, she contradicted herself repeatedly, and was under examination for three hoars. She said she was fourteen years old last September, and that on Thursday, the 22ud ult., at the req-est oc the defeudanc, whose wife is tO invalid, she went :o hiB house to clean. While in :he house the assault was alleged to have taken place. Mr Simon's defence was q c?mB!?te denial of the charge, aud after a hearing e?:' eudiag 4? honra the Bench dismissed the case. the, T3ench diszyissed *he cll?t?.
DISCOVERY OF MONEY AT ST. ASAPH. A strange case has come to light at St. Asftph. John Jones and his wife, octogenarians, le i a ouiet lif ? at Elwy-terrace. The man, who was a; active habits, had a pension of 53 per week from the railway company, he having been formerly in the it emploÿ as a platelayer. His wife, who WM blind, received 53 per week from the St. Asaph Union, and it was thonglu that they had barely sufficient to live upon. The old man died suddenly, being fonnd dead in bed by the side of his invalid wife. P.)! ice- Serge ant Pearson was called in and took charge of the belong- ings of the deceased. He found £ 195 in the clothes the man had been wearing. The body was buried at the expense of the guardians, and after the funeral the relieving officer and colice searched the house, when they found twenty-two sovereigns in an old waistcoat which was placed between the b.d and the mattress. The guardians have taken charge of the money. which will be placed to the credit of the deceased's account with the Union.
CADBURY,S COCOA, on the testimony of the Lancet, 11 represents the standard of high,st pui-tty It is entirely free from all foreign substances, such as kola, malt, hops, ifrc., nor i3 aikali used to darken the colonr (and so deceive the eye). Dr Andrew Wilson in a recent article in the Illustrated J. Jon Xcios writes: Cocoa is in itstlr a per; food, and requires no addition of dr,i-; whatever CADBURY'S COCOA is absolutely pT,, and should be taken by old and yonng, at all tit.3 and in all seasons; for Children it is an ideal beverage, pro- moting healthy growth and development in a reuiark- able degree. Insist on having CADBURY'S as other Cocoas are often substituted for the sake of extra profit. Sold only in Packets and Tins.