THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH. APPOINTMENT.—We learn that the Rev. W. Richard- "Ion has been appointed one of the Honorary Canons of St. Asaph Cathedral. THE autumnal conference of the Church Association was held at Southport on Wednesday and Thursday.. THE Bishop of Peterborough, who is to be the Presi- dent of the Church Congress next year, has fixed it to begin at Leicester on September 28ch. THE Bishop and Dean and Chapter of Chester have requested the Archbishop of York to take steps to allow the Greater Chapter of Chester more scope for action. CHURCHYARDS.—Three of the Bishops have distinctly advised their clergy not to enlarge their churchyards. The Bishop of Lincoln, who says that 400 churchyards in his diocese ought to be closed, advises this course the Bishop of Peterborough trusts that churchwardens and clergy, instead of providing additional burial ground —an additional loophole ready for their enemies—would take advantage of the new Actthe Bishop of Ely says, "I most earnestly pray both clergy and church wardens to lay aside all idea for the time to come of enlarging their churchyards." SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1879.—TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. LESSONS, &C.—Mortvnsr First lessnu, Hosoa 14 Second lesson, Hebrews 10 to v. 19. Evetiug First les-on, Joel I, v. 21, or c. 3, v. 9; Second lesson, John 5, to v. 24. The Church Lists should reach our Office by Thursday otherwise we cannot insert them. WREXHAM. Parish Church.—Sunday. Morning Service at 11 a.m. Breninsr Service at fi.30 p.m. Weish Bible Class at 2 p.m. Welsh Services at 3 p.m., and at the Savings Bunk at 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion tirst Hunday in rhe month at 11 a.m, second Sunday (in Welsh) at 9 a.m. third Sunday at 8.30 a.m. and On the principal festivals of the Church at 8.:O a.m., and 11 a.m.—Weekdays. Morning Service daily at 8.30 a.m.. and ■On Wednesdays and Frirlays at 11 a.m. Evening ervice wit h a Sermon, every Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m. Shortened Service, with Bible Classes every Friday, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Bible Classes every Tuesdiv at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Sacrament of Baptism is administered at this Church at 4 p.m. every Sunday at the Wednesday and Friday Morning Services, and at other tiIuesif required. The seats are all frpe and unappropriated. All the offertory collpctions are made from the whole congregation, and are devoted to the repair and expenses of the Church, and the poor. Rev David Howell, vicar; Mr E. B. Simms, organist and choirmaster; Mr E. Lovatt. parish clerk. St. Mark's Church. Sundays. Morning Service at Eleven o'clock. Evening Service at Half-past Six o'clock. Celebration of the Holy Communion 011 the lirst Sunday in every month at 8.30 a.m.; Second Sunday at 11 a.m. Third Sunday at 10 a.m.; other Sundays at 8 30 a.m.; and on the §rineipal festivals of the Church at S.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. lible Classes, for men and women', are held at the Churcli at 2.30 p.m. every Sunday; and a Public Catechising of the Sunday Schools at S p.m. on the first Sunday in every month. Week Days. Morning Service on all Holy Days (except when they occur on Wednesdays or Fridays, when Divine Service is held at the Parish Church) at 11 a.m., and daily during Lent. Service and Sermon every Friday Evening at 7.45 p.m. during Lent and Advent. The seats are all free and unappropriated. The offertories are devoted to the expenses Of the services, the repair of the Church, and the poor. Organist and Choirmaster Mr J. T. Pritchard St. James' Church, Rhosddu.—Sundays. Morning Service at 11 a.m.; Evening Service at 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion on the last Sunday in every month at 11 a.m. Sundav School at 9,45 a.m., and 2.30 p.m. Bible Class at 4.45 p.m.—Week- days. Bible Class for Men on Monday Evening at 7.30; Bible Class for Women on Tuesday Evening at 7. A Shortened Service with a Sermon on Thursday Evening at 7.30. Com- municants' Meeting on the last ThursdlY Evening in every month after the service. Choir practice every Thursday Evening ut 8.30, and every Friday Evening at 7.30. Holy Trinity Church, Esclusham.—Sundays. Morning Service at 11. Evening Service at 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion om the second Sunday n every month at a.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m Choir practice every Thursday at 7.30 p.m. Week Evening ervices during Advent and Lent. Hafod-y-bwch.—Sundays. Sunday School at 2.3) p.m. Divine Service, 3.15. Occasional Weekday Service, 7 p.m. Choir practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. St. Mary's Church, Bersham.—Sundays. Morning Service at 11 a.m.; Afternoon Service, 3 p.m. in winter; 3.3;J. p.m. in the summer. Holy Communion last Sunday in each month after Morning Service. St. John the Baptist, Hightown.- Sundays. Morning Ser- vice, 11 am.; Evening Service, 6.30 p.m. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m. Holy Communion, third Sunday in the month at 11 a.m. Choir practice, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Rhosnessney School Church.—Sundays. Afternoon Service at 3 p.m. Evening Service at 6.30 p.m. Sunday Schools.—A meeting of the Sunday School Teachers is held at the Free School on the first Monday Evening in every month at 7.30 p.m.; and a Special Celebration of the Holy Communion once a quarter. Visiting Association.—A meeting of the District Visiting Association is held at the Savings Bank on the second Monday Evening in each month at 7.30 p.m. BANGOR ISYCOED. Parish Church.—Sunday. Morning Service at 11. After- noon Service at 3 The Holy Communion is administered on the last Sunday in each month, and on the Great Festivals, after the Mornintr Service. Sunday Schools at 10 and 2 p.m. Rector, Rev G. H. McGill; organ, the Misses MeGill. Eyton School Chapel.—Evening Service on Sunday at 6.30 (alternate with the Rector of Marchwiel). CHESTER. The hours of Divine Service in this Cathedral are as follows: On week days: Morning Prayer said in the Lady Chapel at 8 o'clock; Full Cathedral Musical Service at 10 a.m.; Full Cathert-nl Evening Service at 4 o'clock. Holy Communion at 8 a.m. on all Saints' days and other festivals, and a øhort Sermon preached at the evening service on these days. On Fridays the musical service is unaccompanied. Sandays Celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 a.m. accepting on the first Sunday in the month, when it takes place after the 11 o'clock service; Full Cathedral Morning Service at 11 o'clock; Full Cathedral Afternoon Service at 4 Q'clock, but no sermon; Special Evening Service in the Nave and South Transept at 6.30. This is a purely Parochial Choral Service, sustained by a Voluntary Choir of 120 voices under the leadership of Mr Cuzner. MINERA. Parish Church.—Sundays. Morning Service (English) at 11 a.m; Afternoon Service (Welsh) at 3.15 p.m.; Evening Service (English) at 6.30 p.m. English Sunday School at 2 o'clock. Children's Service on the first Sunday ill the month at 2 p.m. Holy Communion on the first Sunday in the month.—Wednesdays. EuglishService at 7 p.m.—Fridays Welsh Cottage Lecture at 7 p.m. Coedpoeth Church.—Sundays. Morning- Service (English) at 10.30 a.m.; Evening Service (Welsh) at 6 p.m. Sunday School at 2 p.m Holy Communion on the second Sunday in the month, in Welsh, at 9.30. and on the fourth Sunday in English.—Tuesdays. English Service at 7 p.m.—Fridays. Welsh Service at 7 p.m.—Thursdays. Welsh Cottage Lecture at 7 p.m. Rev. John Williams, M.A., Vicar; Rev. Walter Jenkins, curate. The hyirn books used are Church Hymns," and "Hymnau Evans Corris." OSWESTRY. Parish Church.-There is service in this Church on Sundys also services held daily at 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m.. and on Thurs days at 7.30 p.m. The new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern is used.—Sunday. Early Celebration of the Holy Sommunion every Sunday at 8 a.m. (Choral Service fir-t Sunday in the month). Morning Prayer twitli second celebration of the Holy Communion) at 11. Afternoon Service at 3 30 p.m. (Special service used). Evening Service at 6.30 Dm: (A selection of .organ,pieces is played before the servief>, commeneing at six o'clock). Rehearsal on Saturday evening- at 8 o'clock. Bible Classes are held every week for men on Mondays, at 7.3'» p.m. and for women, on Fridays, at the same hour. The instruction class is held in the church on Mondays, at 4 p.m.—Rev W. Howell Evans, vicar; Mr G. Gaffe, organist. OVERTON. Parish Church.—Sundays. Morning Service at 11. Evening Service at 6. Celebration of the Holy Communion on the first Sunday in the month at the Morning Service. Litany, Churchings, and Baptisms, at 3 p.m., on the first Sunday in the month. Lecture in the schoolroom on Wednesday nights at seven o'clock.—Rector, Rev H. Mackenzie Curate in Charge. Rev E. T. Birch organist, Miss Edith Maude parish clerk, Joseph Barrett. PONTBLYDDYN. Chnst Church.—Sundays. Morning Service at 10.30. After- noon Service at 3.15. Evening Service in Welsh at 6.30.— Wednesdays. Welsh Service at 7 p.m. Leeswood National School.—Sundays. Evening Service (in English) at 6.30.—Fridays. Bible Class at 7 p.m. "Pontblyddyn National School.—Thursdays. Bible Class at RHYL.. Trinity Church.—Sundays. Morning Service a 9.45. Even- Ine Service at 6.30. Bible Class at 2-30 p.m.—Thursday. Evenin" Service at 7. The above services are in Welsh. There is an English service at 11.15 a.m., at which all the sit- tings are free. St Thomas' Church.—Sundays. The Hymn Book used at this Church is that published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. There is a rehearsal of Church music every Sunday after the Evening Service. All the sittings unoccupied after the commencement of the service are free. Mr F. Wrigley, organist. Vale-road Schoolrooms.—Sundays. Bible Class in the After- Goon at 2.15. Wellington-road Schoolrooms.—Sundays, Bible Class in the Afternoon at 2.16, Clwyd-street Schoolrooms.—Sundays. Bible Class in the Morning at 9.45, and in the Afternoon at 2.30. RUTHIN. fSt Peter's Church,—Sundays. Morning Service at 11 a.m.: esnonses, Barnby; Venite and Gloria Patri, Dr. Armes; To Deum Beckwith; Jubilate, Mann; Creed, Cruse; Anthem, My God look upon me Hymn before Communion Service, 189 Kyrie and Doxology, Bervon Hymn before Sermon, 167 Evening Service at 7 p.m.: Responses, Barnby Gloria Patri Savage; Magnificat, Reinagle; Nunc Dimittis, Camidtte; freed Cruse Hymn after Third Collect, 285 Hymn before Sermon 300; Hymn after Sermon, 38.—Miss Edwards, organist; Mr. Lloyd, choirmaster.
Epps's GLYCERINE JUJUBES.—CAUTION !—These effective and agreeable confections are sold by most Chemists by others, however, attempts are often made at substitution, we therefore deem it necessary to cau- tion the public that they can only be obtained in boxes, d. and Is Labelled "James Epps and Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle Street, and 170, Piccadilly, London." EPPS'sCOOOA.—GBATEFUL AND COMFORTING.—"By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition and by a care- ful application of the fine properties of well selected -cocoa Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of Buch articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak Doint We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."— Civil Service Gazette.—Sold only in Packets labelled—" JAKES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London."
1Ebt Court, &t'. THE PRINCE or WALES has just erected in the Church of St. Mary Magd d'pn, Sandringham, a beautiful tablet t > the memory of his sister the Princess Alice (Grand Duchess of Hesse). The work consists of a, medallion portrait in marble of the Grand Duchess, with the following inscription beneath:—"To the beloved memory of Alice Maud Mary, Grand Duchess of Hesse, Princes? of Great Britain and Ireland, this monument is erected by her devoted and sorrowing brother Albert Edward, Prince of Wales." Above and be1,)w the tablet are carved these texts:—"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Thy will be done."
igt Jonfron 6alette. FRIDAY. Petitions for Liquidation by Arrangement. John Toleman, High-street, Pwllheli, Carnarvon, watchmaker. William Evans, and Co., Backrow Hotel, Denbigh, innkeeper. TUESDAY. Petitions for Liquidation by Arrangement. E. Roberts, Cesailgwm Bach Llanelltyd, Merioneth- shire, formerly farmer, now of no occupation. Samuel Davies and James Davies, Wrexham, stone- masons, trading as Davies and Son. Also the separate estates of James Davies and Samuel Davies. Morris Jones, of the Mostyn Aifc, Pwllheli, Carnar- vonshire, coach proprietor and licensed victualler.
CHESTER.—Some time ago, writes a London corres- pondent, I mentioned a rumour that Mr. Dodson would quit the representation of Chester and return to his own county division of East Sussex, and the speech he delivered on Friday in the chief town of that division gives fresh colour to the report. CHESHIRE.—On Tuesday a conference of Liberals was held in Chester for the purpose of taking action with reference to contesting the western division of the counts of Chester at the next election. It was unani- mously decided to bring forward a Liberal candidate, and a committee was appointed with that view.
IRON AND COAL. SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE.—At Cardiff on Tuesday, a meeting of the Associated Coalowners of Monmouth- shire and South Wales was held. A deputation representing the house coal colliers of the district asked for an advance of wages, considering the improvement in the trade. The coalowners considered the application was premature, but suggested that the sliding scale might be re-started. NORTH WALES SLATE TRADE.—It is reported in Bethesda that, owing to the recent heavy fall at the Penrhyn quarries, the bargains on the left side will not be re-let at the next monthly letting. Should this step be carried into effect about 700 men will be thrown out of employment. Both at the Penrhyn and Llanberis quarries, the working days are limited to four weekly. In the Festiniog district, full time has been worked some weeks, and the shipments at Portmadoc are greatly on the increase. TRADE IN NORTH WALES.—The Mining World, in its current issue, publishes an article entitled A Round at the Lead Mines." In it it says "Den high- shire is doing fairly well, and it is the belief of many persons, and notably of those who are actually working underground, that an important discovery is not far off. A fresh discovery has lately been noticed at Gorsedd." Y ith regard to the Minera mine it remarks "The Minera is also opening out well, but it has been felt and expression has been given to this sentiirent in our own columns, that the management is too lethargic, the Board too ornamental, and the expenses too heavy. The last meeting held, as someone has said, in the 'Wilds of Wales,' was not edifying to the absent shareholders, and there were features in connection with it not calculated to inspire one with confidence in the system of holding meetings away from some accessible centre. A small dividend was paid, and there is the prospect of a larger one next time." The corres- pondent of the same paper in his' notes from North Wales states that a better trade is being done in Holywell; in connection with the prosperity of the town I may note the great activity at the Holywell lime quarries, the advance in chemicals is most im- portant for the proprietors. Coal is rising, and a local company has recently purchased the Wern Colliery on on advantageous terms, which is likely to do well."
AGRICULTURE. THE CORN TRADE.—The Mark Lane Express says— During the week the absence of both rain and fog has been of great service to farmers, who have been enabled to continue wheat sowing under more favour- able conditions, while at the same tipie the thrashing has been facilitated, and the condition of new wheat improved thereby. Seeding operations are now fairly forward in the southern and some of the midland counties. In the higher districts of Scotland, harvest work is still much in arrear. The growth of roots has also been much checked, it being considered unlikely that the out-turn will exceed half an average. Irish reports are somewhat less unfavourable."
FOOD ADULTERATION.—Dr. Tripe, public analyst of the Hackney district, reports, that all the samples of cocoa he examined, except one, were sold as mixtures of cocoa, arrowroot and sugar, the exception being Cad- bury's Cocoa Essence, which was genuine. The quantity of starch in the other samples varied between 67 and 80 per cent., so that allowing for sugar, there was not in some of them more than 10 per cent. of cocoa. An article like this WM comparatively valueless as a food."
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES. A general committee meeting was held on Wednesday at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Ruabon, und r the presidency of Evan Morris, Esq. There were two dis- putes to be settled, one between Ruthin and Llangollen, and the other between Wrexham and North v,-ich. The latter was taken first, and after two hours and a half's discussion, it was decided that, as the referee had been called in, and given his decision that the goal kicked by Wrexham was a fair one, the objection be overruled. There have been several alterations made in the rules through this dispute. With regard to the other diffi- culty between Ruthin and Llangolleli, it was arranged that the game be played off again on or before the 22nd inst. The tie between the Civil Service and the Gwer- syllt Foresters was decided to be played off on the 22nd inst. at Wrexham. The following ties were then drawn :— Wrexham v. Druids, at Wrexham. Civil Service or Foresters v. White Star, at Newtown. Albion v. Excelsior, at \Vrf>xham. Rhyl v. Aberystwith (unfixed). Ruthin or Llangollen v. Corwen (unfixed). All the above ties are to be played off before December 27th. A vote of thanks to the Chairman concluded the meeting.
WELSH ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUP. FIRST TIES. CIVIL SERVICE V. GWERSYLLT FORESTERS. The Civil Service (Wrexham) having played a drawn game with the Gwersyllt Foresters at Gwersyllt the previous Saturday, they met to contend for supremacy on the Recreation-ground, Wrexham, on Saturday last, in beautiful weather, in the first round of the Welsh Challenge Cup. The game was very evenly contested throughout, and no goals were obtained up to half time. At change of ends the Gwersyllt forwards played up with great dash, and pressing their opponents soon obtained a goal. Afterwards the Civil Service played up with great vigour, and the game resulted in a draw, the Civil Service obtaining a goal two minutes before the call of time. The teams were as follows :— Civil Service.—Goal, E. Phennah; back?, G. Thomas and T. Monitor; half-backs, J. Pickering, T. Davies, and R. Davies; left wing, W. Jones and A. Richards; right wing J. Grant and J. H.Jones; centre, J. Forkin. Umpire, Mr. Burgess. Gwersyllt Foresters.—Goal, J. Davies; backs, R. Williams and K. Davies; half-backs, G. Roberts, W. Tuder (captain), and C. Roberts left wing, W. MacHutchin and J. Griffiths; right wing, T. Ellis and R. Dodd; centre, E. Williams. Umpire, Mr. Price. Referee, Dr. Parry. EXCELSIOR (NEWTON) V. ALL SAINTS (SHREWSBURY). This tie was decided on the ground of the latter on Saturday, in favour of the former by six goals to nil. Two other goals were kicked for the Excelsiors, but the players were ruled off-side. The first goal was scored by Morgan in less than five minutes from the start. Three corner kicks were then obtained, but it was not until twenty-eight minutes from the commencement that D. Williams secured the second goal. In five minutes more Morgan got the third goal, and before half-time D. Williams placed a fourth to the credit of his side. On changing ends two more goals were obtained in less than twenty minutes, by D. Williams and Gittins respectively, but during the remainder of the game the play was somewhat more even, the home team playing with more spirit; and although they sue- cessfully defended their own goal, they did not seriously menace that of their opponents.
OSWESTRY v. ABERYSTWYTH. This tie was played off on Saturday, on the ground of the last named club, and resulted in a victory for the home team by one goal to nil. The visitors, at the first, got the ball in front of the Aberystwyth goal, and the goalkeeper had twice to use his hands. The attack was subsequently renewed, and the ball sent several times behind the lines, and then Peake made a quick run up the right side, and obtained a free kick for "hands" close to the Oswestry goal. Groves got the ball away from the goal, and it was taken down to the Aberystwyth goal, at which several unsuccessful shots were made. A sharp run by the Aberystwyth forwards took the ball right up to the visitors' goal, where a free kick was given them, and the ball kicked over the goal bar. A series of attacks on the home team's goal then ensued. The Oswestry forwards obtained a kick out, and the ball was close to the home goal, when" hands" was called, but at almost the same moment (about 3.40) John Williams sent it through the posts, but the goal was not allowed, as the ball was ruled out of play. Directly after changing ends, the Aberystwyth left wings took the ball down. Groves made a dash to get away, but missed his kick, and F. Hamer put it through and secured a goal. The visitors lost no time in setting to work to wipe off the score, and got the ball in front of the goal. Nothing resulted, but the goal keeper hit it away and gave a corner kick. Attacks on the respec- tive goals were repelled, but the play was most at the Aberystwyth end. Several runs were made to the Oswestry goal, but the ball was returned each time. The visitors again tried to score, and had the ball in a scrimmage within a yard of goal, when Roberts picked it up and threw it out. Time was then called, and the tie decided in favour of the Aberystwyth by one goal to nil.
LANCASHIRE V. NORTH WALES. The match between these well-known teams will be played on Wrexham Racecourse, this day (Saturday); kick off at three p.m. Additional interest is attached to the game this season, the first match last season having resulted in a draw, Lancashire winning the second by one goal. List of players :— North Wales.—H. Hibbot (Excelsior), goal; W. Woosnam (Excelsior) and J. Powell (Druids), backs; H. Edwards (Wrexham) and W. Williams (Druids), half-backs; — Lloyd (Wrexham; and W. H. Davies (Oswestry), right wing; K. Crosse (Druids) aud G. Thomas (White Star), centre; — Wynn (Oswestry) and J. Vaughan (Druids), left wing; um- pire, Mr. L1. Keurick. Lancashire— J. Mangall (Eagley), goal; C. J. Weir (Man- chester) Ilud F. Suter (Darwen), backs; E. Jonts (Manchester) and W. H. Moorhouse (Darwen), half-backs; W. Y. Har- greaves (Darwen) and W. Bentley (Turton), right wing; J. Gledhill (Darwen) and G. Sharpies (Eaglfy), centre T. Bury (Darweu) and R. Kirkham (Darwen), left wing; umpire, Mr. T. Hmdle; referee, Mr. H. A. Hamshaw. CORWEN v. BALA.—Return match played at Corwen, on Thursday, Nov. 6, and resulted in a very easy victory for the home team by seven goals to none. GROSVENOR (2ND TEAM) V. CHALLENGER BOYS.—This match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday last, and resulted in a victory for the Grosvenors by five goals to two. WREXHAM v. BIRKENHEAD.—A match between these two clubs took place at Birkenhead on Saturday last. The visitors, who had much the best of the game, and had scored three goals when just before time. The Birkenhead club put the ball through the posts, but it was disputed. The game thus ended in favour of Wrex- ham by three goals to the disputed. Wrexham—Goal, J. Davies backs, H. Edwards and T. Jones half backs, Lupton and F. Oliver (captain); forwards, Edisburyj S. Powell, Hughes, A. B. Davies, C. Jones, and E. J. Roberts.
FIXTURES, November 15th, North Wales v. Lancashire, at Wrexham. November 15th. Wrexham v. Druids, at Wrexham. November 15th, Grosvenor (Wrexham) v. Corwen, at Corwen November 15th, Ruthin (2nd) v. Denbigh (1st), at Denbigh (return). November 22nd, Wrexham v. Corwen, at Wrexham. November 29th, Wrexham v. Llangollen, at Llangollen. December 13th, Wrexham v. Burslem. at Wrexham. December North Wales v. Cheshire, at Wrexham. December 20ih, Wrexham v. Shrewsbury Engineers, at Shrewsbury. December 27th, Wrexham v. Civil Service, at Rhosddu. January 3rd, Wrexham v. Rhyl, at Wrexham. January loth, Wrexham v. Alexandria, at Crewe. January 17tb, Wrexham v. Druids, at Ruabon. January 24th, Wrexham v. Shrewsbury Engineers, at Wrexham. January 24th, North Wales v. Staffordshire, at Stoke. January 31st, Wrexham v. Birkenhead, at Wrexham. February 7th, Wrexham v. Burslem. at Burslem. February 14th, Wrexham v. Llangollen, at Wrexham. February 21st, North Wales v. Cheshire, at Crewe. February 28th, Wrexham v. Corwen, at Corwen. March 6th, Wrexham v. Civil Service, at Wrexham. Mirch 13th, Wrexham v. Rhyl. at Rhyl. March 6th, North Wales v. Staffordshire, at Wrexham. March 13th, North Wales v. Lancashire, at Darwen. March 20th, Wrexham v. Alexandria (Crewe). at Wrexham. The international matches are :— Wales v. England, at Wrexham, March 15th, 1880. Wales v. Scotland, at Glasgow, March 27th, 1880.
AFGHANISTAN. THE preparations for winter are rapidly progressing. The Bala Hissar is fast being dismantled, and the wood of its buildings is being taken to the British canton- ments. Baker's brigade has gone off on a mission of political importance, but its destination is kept strictly secret.
SOUTH AMERICA. CAPTURE OF PISAGUA BY THE CHILIANS.—A com- bined attack by land and sea has been made on Pisasrua, and the place taken after a bombardment of five hours— 300 Chilians killed and wounded. It is rumoured that a revolution has broken out in Lima. Pisagua is a small port situate about thirty-five miles north of Iquique, and sixty-five miles south of Arica. The Peruvian army, supposed to be some twelve thousand strong, occupies the former place, whilst the Bolivians, in about the same force, are encamped at or near Arica. In taking Pisagua, therefore, the Chilians have driven a wedge between their two opponents, and their hope, no doubt, is that they may be able to crush the Peruvian army before the Bolivians can come to their aid. The stroke is a bold one, and the next news will be looked for with great interest. As the Chilians have no means of get- ting troops to Pisagua except by sea, the statement that a combined attack by land and sea had been made means, no doubt, that the Chilians landed a force and assaulted the place under cover of the guns of their fleet.
nrhrfs. CORN. WRHXHAM, Thursday.—The new wheat is now being marketed more freely and prices have been reduced. Other grain is offered in small quantities. The follow- ing are the current prices. \"IHte wheat (new) 7s 3d to H, r. Red 9 to 7" 61. Birley (grinding 4s 9i. Malting baney (j, <»,| to 6, Oats (new) per SOlbs 9 i to 4s 6d. CHESTER, Saturday.—There was a fair attendance at to-day's market, with moderate supplies of wLeat, (new crop). Best conditioned samples t-carcely brought last week's rates. Very few samples of oats offering prices unchanged. Barley small supply. The condition is, however, very inferior. Indian corn in limited demand, at nominally unchanged rates. New. Old. s. d. s. d. 8. d. s d. Wheat, whue, per 751bs. 7 6 to 7 9. 0 0 to 0 0 Ditto. red 7 3 — 76..00 — 0 0 Barley maltg. imp bus. 6 0 ¡¡ 6. û 0 — 00 Ditto, grinding, 641b" 0 0 0 0. 0 0 e 0 Vat, itilb 4 til Lis. 2 9 3 9. 4 6 4 6 iieanfl 8uibs. 6 3 — u0 — 00 Ditto, Egyptian, loolbj. 8 9 — 8]V. I¡ o — 0 0 Inuian corn, feua, „ tS 3 6 4. 0 U 0 0 CORN AVERAGES. For the week ending November 8. The following are the quantities (in quarters) sold and the prices, this year and last year :— QUANTITIES SOLD. PRICES This year. Last year. This year. Last year. ™ s a s a Wheat 33,552 52.867 50 5 39 8 Barley 57,447 87,398 40 8 39 7 Odla 4,663 3,265 21 6 "Oo" 2 5 SHREWSBURY, Saturday.—Good wheat found buyers at 2d. per 75 lbs. below the prices of last week but grain of secondary quality was almost unsaleable. Prime barley met with a more ready sale, at the rates of last week. B. a. a. d. White waeat, per 75Ibs 7 6 to 9 0 Kea wheat, yer 751b- 6 8, 84 Barley per 7ab:- 6 6 6 8 Grinding barley per 75lb- 46 50 Oats, per 11 score 5 lbs 16 0 2i 0 Beans, jier U .-core 1) lbs -J3 0 24 0 Peas, per 11 score 5 lb- 0 0 0 0 Malt, per imperial bu-hel 8 6" 9 0 LONDON, Monday.—The market was quiet. English wheat slow of sale and fully Is. lower than last Monday. Prices were fairly maintained for foreign wheat, but fully a similar reduction since Monday had to be sub- mitted to elfect sales. Flour Gd. per barrel and Is. per sack lower on the week to sell. Grinding barley 6d. cheaper malting also cheaper, except finest qualities. Oats 6d., and beans and peas occasionally Is. lower on the week. Maize unchanged. Arrivals British wheat, 6274 qrs. barley, 2104 qrs. oats, 115:3 qrs. maize, nil flour, 17,5S5. Foreign wheat, GV,507 qrs.; barley, 37/J34 qrs.; oats, 81,784 qrs. maize, 2934 qrs. flour, 7V16 sacks and 4GO barrels. LIVERPOOL, Tuesday.—At to-day's market with not more than an average attendance of buyers and a quiet feeling, wheat met but a limited request, prices receding to the extent of Id. to 2d. per cental. Flour, though reduced, as in quality. 3d. to 6d. per cental, proved most difficult to move. Oats attracted little or no attention and to have forced sales lower figures must have been accepted. Oatmeal ruled slow at a reduction of 2d. per 100 lbs. Egyptian beans, though inactive, closed with- out change in value. Canadian peas gave way Id. per cental. Malt and barley were held for previous quota- tions. Indian corn The business was comparatively unimportant, American mixed experiencing a slight depression from the rates of last market day. 0 ° The following are the quotations :— WHEAT, per looib. s. d. s. d. BARLEY— s. d. s d English, red 11 0 11 f Scotch & Irish 5 9 6 3 „ white. 11 6 12 6 Danubian 5 6 6 3 Irish, red. 0 0 0 0 OATS, per ;0>)lb. „ white 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 U.S. No. 1 spring 0 0 0 0 Irish, No. 2 10 6 11 0 „ 2d quality 0 0 0 0 „ Winter red 11 2 11 4 Black Tawny. 6 2 6 8 „ "white.11 0 11 3 Black 0 0 0 0 Canadian white. 11 0 11 2 American 6 2 6 8 red, 10 0 11 2 Danubian „ 0 0 0 0 Irish, new 10 5 12 6 Californian 11 0 11 5 MAIZE, per looib. Chilian, white. 10 9 11 0 American, yel.& Egyptian. 8 9 9 0 Mixed 5 7! 5 8 Oregon 11 7 11 9 Europ'n yellow, 5 8 5 9 FLOUR, per lOOlbs, BEASS, per loulbs. English & Irish English 8 6 9 0 superrine 19 3 J 9 Scotch & Irish, 7 10 8 3 Extra. 0 21 6 Egyptian 7 9 7 10 French tine and Mazagau 0 0 0 0 superfine 0 0 0 0 Behera. 7 7 7 8 Spring Wheat. 20 6 21 6 PEAS, per lOOlbs. Canad'n, sweet 17 0 17 6 English 0 0 0 0 Extra 18 H 18 6/ Canadian 7 2 7 4 Western Canal 17 0 17 9 LONDON, Wednesday.—The market was dull. English and foreign wheat neglected, and lower prices had to be taken to force sales. Flour also tended lower. Grinding barley a trifle cheaper. Oats weaker. Other articles dull of sale. Arrivals British wheat, 390 qrs.; barley, 2110 qrs. Foreign wheat, 59,770 qrs. barley, 21,400 qrs. oats, 37,090 qrs.; maize, nil; flour, 9300 sacks and 600 barrels. CATTLE. LIVERPOOL, Monday.—There was a large increase in the supply of both beasts and sheep, the numbers being 3012 beasts and 9017 sheep, included in which were 22 Canadian cattle. No Spanish cattle or Canadian sheep on offer. Trade on the whole slow, on account of the high prices demanded. There was a good attendance of country customers. Prices Best beasts, 6id. to 7id. per lb. second best, 5d. to 6id. Irish sheep, 7d. to 8a.; Scotch ditto, 7d. to 9id. LONDON, Monday.—The cattle trade was quiet. Really choice beasts commanded full prices. The market was over supplied with second quality, which met a very dull sale, and the market was expected to close badly. The sheep market was dull and inactive at barely late values. Calves somewhat firmer. Pigs firm; small up to 5s. per 8 lbs. Prices Beef, 4s. to 5s. 6d. mutton, 4s. to 7s. (id. veal, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 8d pork, 4s. to 4s. lOd. GENERAL PRODUCE. CHESTER CHEESE FAIR.—ADVANCE IN PRICES.—Last month we had to record an advance of 15s. per cwt. in cheese, and on Wednesday cheese fair at Chester makes a still further rise in prices of 10s. per cwt. upon the better grades. Sixty tons were pitched, a fair quantity for Chester, all of which was cleared off. LONDON PROVISION MARKET, Mondav.—Butter Quiet market, but supplies b ing very moderate prices are higher for best descriptions of foreign Friesland, 124s. to 126s. Normandy, 108s. to 130s. Jersey, 104s. to 120s. Danish, litis, to 146s. finest American, 110s. to 120s. Irish inactive. Bacon Hamburg 2s. dearer, Irish unchanged. Hams remain quiet. Lard firm. Cheese Finest American, 64s. to 68s. LONDON POTATO MARKET, Monday.—Trade continues fairly active at about previous rates. Regents, 120s. to 150s. kidneys, 130s. to 150s. flukes, 120s. to 140s. French rocks, 70s. to 80s. per ton foreign kidneys, 4s. 6d. to 5s. per bag. LONDON DEAD MEAT MARKET, Monday.—Fair sup- plies on offer, and trade quiet at about previous values Beef, 2s. 8d. to 5s. prime Scotch ditto, 5s. to 5s. 2d. mutton, 3s. to 5s. 6d.; veal, 5s. to 5'). 6d. large pork, 3s. 8d. to 4s. 8d. small ditto, 4s. 8d. to 5s. per 8 lbs. MISCELLANEOUS. WREXHAM.—THUBSDAT. Butter (er tb. ot 16 oz.) Is 4d to is 5d I Fowls (per coapie) 2" 6d to lb Od Ducks per couple) 4* Od to 5- Od Turkey Ud to o. Od ditto hens (each) 0s Od to Os Od Dressed fowl each 2s 0.1 ro 2s 6d Potatoes (per measure) new 4s Od to 4s 6d Beef iper lb.) 7 t to 10J Mutton (per lb.) 8d to 101 Lamb (per lb.) 01 to Od Pork (per lb.v 7.i to 8d Vealiperlb.). 7d to 9i Partridges per brace Os Odto 0s M Salmon (per ] b) x 0s 01 Damsons (per quart.) 2 j Eggs 7 to 8 for a Shilling.
Substitute for Milk.—The Editor of the Medical Mirror has called the notice of the medical profession to Gadbury's Cocoa Essence, which he calls, Cadbury's Concentrated Vegetable Milii, llllJ remarks The exæss of fatty matter has been cardully elUlllUated and thus a couip juud remains wl.1Ích conveys in a mlUl111Um bulk a maximum amount ot nutriment. We strongly reccommend it as a dlet or children. Reckitt's Paris Blue.—The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue owr all others, and the quick appreciation or itsmerits by the Public, ha3 been attended by the asm. result, viz: a flood of imitations •. the merit of the latter mainly consists in the ineuuity exerted, not simply III stating the square shape but matingthe ^eaeral al) p<J.J.rclUCe oÏLne wrappers resemble that of the euuine article. Th Manufacturers beg therefore to caution all bavers to set Reckitt's Paris Hlue" on each packet. Pure, strong, and delicious Teas and Coffees can always be obtained at the North Wales Public Supply Stores, 14, High-street, Wrexham. 77 Estimates are given upon application at the Guardian Office, 26, Hope-street, Wrexham, for printing cata- logues, friendly societies' rules, balance sheets, accounts memorandums, invoices, programmes, circulars, colliery pay sheets, cheque and receipt books, time sheets, pay sheets, cheque and receipt books, time sheets, bankruptcy forms, articles of association, conditions of sale, &c. PAGE WOODCOCK'S WIND PILLS have for twenty-five years held the first place in the world as an effectual antidote to Indigestion, Wind on the Stomach, Bilious- ness, and all complaints arising from a disordered state of the Stomach, Bowels, or Liver. Tonic, invigorating and purifying they form the best remedy extant. Of all Chemists, Is lJtd, and 2s 9d, per box, or of Page D. Woodcock, Calvert Street, Norwich, for stamps. HOLLO WAY'S PILLS.—With the darkening days and changing temperatures the digestion becomes impaired, the liver disordered, and the mind despondent unless the cause of the irregularity be expelled from the blood and body by an alterative like these pills. They go directly to the source of the evil, thrust out all impuri- ties from the circulation, reduce distempered organs to their natural state, and correct all defective and com- taminated secretions. Such easy means of instituting health, strength, and cheerfulness should be in the possession of all whose stomachs are weak, whose minds are much harassed, or whose brains are overworked. Holloway's is essentially a blood-tempering medicine, | whereby its influence, reaching the remotest fibres of I the fnuae, .ffect8 a wT8IUl goei. — fttabesmcn's àhrtSSts. WINES AND SPIRITS FOR EVERY-DAY USE SELECTED FROM W. AND A. GILREY'S LIST OF 220 VARIETIES. THE purity of every article is jruaranteed under Act 38 and 39 Yict., Cap. 63. Consumers w31 J- recognise in this Act a means of verifying the guarantee W. and A. Gilbey have always given of the purity and genuineness of all Wines and Spirits bearing their seals and labels. The" SELECTED LIST" of W. & A. Gilbey's Wines and Spirits comprises two descriptions only of eack class ot W ines and Spirits, the first selected on account of its moderate price, and the second for its fuae quality combined with greater age. AGENT:— A. & T, ASHFORD, GROCERS, HIGH STREET, DENBIGH. PRICES THE SAlffE AS AT HEAD ESTABLISHMENTS. Per Per per Per WINES. Bottle Dozen SPIRITS. Bottle Dow* ^°^raity^in^/wel™mat^redlI) 5 ^ai^old^611^}^ 0 24 0 Castle UPHig^lyrectifiedat W&AGilbey's->2 0 24 • PORT Castle B ffrmn ^nrfn<T»i\ A « ii' =! own Distillery. 3} per cent, under proof 5 flavoured fruity Wine. 8 rears old }2 4 28 0 GIN Castle PROOF Highly rectified at W & A. | 2 10 M # •' Gilbey P own Distillery. Strength, proof j 4 ». ^i^}»»- • 418 0 • 8 » • ♦ « • CLiSLSa'w4.(,™"eJrbMile A 0 12 0 COGNAC Cj.tl, D. A.. excjto.1 Cm<), „ priRL'T n-istio r -p T""A Brandy of fine flavour. 33 unaer proof 5 CLAET Castle C (from Francer.. fiue-} I 6 18 0 C°B^n^. length, 0 80 fia\oured and well.matured Medoc "me Brandy. Strl'ngrh, proof. A1 2 1 25 0 JAMAICA HUM Castle UP. A Well matured „ a ,7 SAUMUfi Cisflp rnH P/fl16 ? 14 6 Jamaica Rum. 33 per cent under proof j c-hoi^t w io^l n ♦ + i u°L t>S 2 6 30 0 JAMAICA RTJM Castle JO. A very fine) „ choicest Wme or the District. J Half-Botts. 1 5 17 0 Jamaica Rum. Strength, proof f° 3 89 N- A Pure) Bottles 2 2 26 0 HOLLANDS Castle 1 Distilled in Holland-) 9 9O M CHAMPAPVV r ?ro«lmfyus)^Halt-BottS. 1 3 15 0 from Rye. 14 per cent, under proof j2 4 28 tu flSwt 'h A hiKh) Bottles 3 6 42 0 HOLLANDS (Silver Stream). The finest), „ M claas delicate Champagne$Half-Botts. 1 11 23 0 Geneva. Bottled abroad. 14 under proof .j2 8 » • All Bottles (except for Sparkling Wines) are charged ld. each, which is allowed when returned. SINGLE BOTTLES. Single Bottles of any of W. & A. Gilbey's 220 varieties of Wines and Spirits can ba purchased as samples. t> TATION.—W. & A. Gilbey's Wines and Spirits can be obtained free of duty from their Excxn .Bonded Warehouses.—For Prices see Special Export List. PA"iMEZSTS. In order to give every possible advantage to consumers cash payments are absolutely necessary, as all prices are arranged upon that principle. 00?OMPLETE LlbT. A Complete List of W. & A. Gilbey's Wines and Spirits, containing full particulars of liv varieties, sent free on application. or- PHOTOGRAPHY. CARTES from 6s.; CABINETS, 15" OIL PAINTINGS from 3Oi. nOYAL LETTERS PATEKT GRANTED TO BROWN, BARNES & BELL FOR ARTISTIC IMPROVEMENTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY. 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BOTTLERS OF BASS'S BITTER ALE AND GUINNESS'S STOUT. 962 THE BOOK AND STATIONERY DEPOT, 1, CHURCH STREET, WREXHAM. WGARRATT-JONES invites attention to his varied and choice assortment of Office, Home, • and School Stationery, Fancy and useful Goods. All have been selected from the best WholaSi Mouses, and are offered at the lowest remunerative prices. BIRTHDAY, CHRISTENING, AND WEDDING PRESENTS. CARDS. Birthday Cards (by English and Foreign Makers) printed in the best style of Chromo LW. graphy, from Id. upwards. Stivens' celebrated Coventry Book Markers at 6d. and Is. Photo Albums, elegantly botrnd Um GOODS. cartes and cabinets Inkstands and W riting Desks; Swiss Carvings, comprising TnlrntnnA book and letter Racks, Pen and Card Trays, Paper Knives, &c., &c. ° LEATHER Ladies' and Gentlemen's Card Cases n Russia, Morocco, &c.; Purses in great variety froa GOODS. sixpence upwards; Cigar Cases, Photo Frames, Students' and Ladies' Companions Wallet*. 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GOO WARNING WHEN YOU ASK FOR RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE SEE THAT YOU GET IT! RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE THE GENUINE IS USED BY THE LAUNDRESSES OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF EDINBURGH. RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE IS USED BY THE POOB BECAUSE IT IS CHEAP, AND BY THE RICH BECAUSE OF ITS BEAUTY. BEWARE OF BAD IMITATIONS. SEE BECKITT'S NAME ON EVERY WBAPPEB.
COUNT SCHOUVALOFF'S resignation of the post of Ambassador to this country has been accepted by the Russian Emperor. His excellency will remain a member of the Council of the Empire. IN reply to the request of a deputation which waited on him on Tuesday, the Lord Mayor has accepted the Chairmanship of the Committee of the Rowland Hill Memorial Eund, and promised by his personal exertions to help on the movement. COLLIERY EXPLOSION. — On Wednesday afternoon there was an explosion of firedamp at a colliery in the Wolverhampton district belonging to the Pelsall Coal and Iron Company. Only six persons were in the pit at the time, and all lost their lives. SCHOOL BOARD CONTESTS EVADED. — Three of the Birmingham Conservative candidates and one of the in- dependant candidates have withdrawn upon the under- standing that the "Liberal eight" would allow the Bible to be read in the board schools. A contest has also been avoided at Liverpool by the withdrawal of all the candidates in excess of the number required. LORD MAYOR'S SHOW.—This event took place on Monday, in rather gloomy weather. The procession, which left the Guildhall soon after twelve o'clock, in- cluded a large number of bands, the boys of the training ship Exmouth, a detachment of Metropolitan Fire Brigade men in uniform, and the boys of the Marine Society. In Upper Thames-street, at the entrance to the ward which Sir F. Truscott represents, an address was presented to his Lordship, who thanked the Reception Committee, on behalf of Lady Truscott and himself, for their expression of confidence. The route of the procession was over London and Southwark Bridges, and along Fleet-street and the Strand, to Westminster; and the return was made by the Thames Embankment. Along the whole route there were crowds of people, who heartily cheered the new Lord Mayor. The Recorder of London, in presenting the Lord Mayor to the Judges of the Exchequer, gave an outline of the life and of the civic career of Sir F. Truscott. In the absence of the Lord Chief Baron, Mr. Baron Pollock spoke of the important part which had been fulfilled in the past by the citizens of London, and of the administration of the large tracts of land which the Corporation had acquired, of the local Law Courts, and of the sanitary arrangements for the bnefit of the working classes, which would be part of the Lord Mayor's labours. From his past experience he had no doubt that Sir Francis would discharge the duties of his high office honourably and well. About nine hundred guests were present at the Lord Mayor's banquet at the Guildhall in the evening. They included, with the exception of Lord Sandon, the whole of the members of the Cabinet. Lord Chelmsford and the German Ambassador were also present. Colonel Stanley for the army, and Mr. Smith for the navy, responded to their respective toasts, and maintained that both forces were in a proper state of efficiency, and equal to any demand that might be made upon them. The Earl of Beacons- field, who was received with loud cheers, in responding to the toast of Her Majesty's Ministers," maintained that the revival of trade which had lately taken place was of a permanent and not a transitory character. The revival in the iron trade was traceable not only to ex- traneous but native industry. In the chemical trade the revival was extreme, and orders could not be met. A still greater matter of congratulation was the admirable conduct of the English people during a period of almost unequalled five years' depression. He failed to see that a remedy for Ireland consisted in political agitation and social confusion. The Irish people had never appealed in vain to England, and the English sympathy generally assumed a very substantial embodiment. Our oper- ations with regard to the north-western frontier of India had met with signal success, and the supremacy of our arms had beed maintained, also our influence had been clearly established in Central Asia. His lordship then alluded to the Zulu Campaign, main- taining that it had taught a lesson to the colonists, who in the future must endeavour to befriend themselves as far as they could. He had a conviction that peace would be maintained in Europe and for a long period. He would not say peace was inevitable, but of this he felt very certain, that if England deserted her natural post in the Councils of Europe war was too probable. He spoke thus frankly because he was convinced that they would never be bewildered by the sophistry that would teach them that to maintain their empire they must forfeit their freedom. In conclusion, he ex- pressed a hope that, on that day twelve months, he would be again present in that hall ready to congratu- late his lordship on his skilful administration of a brilli- ant reign. Other Ministers followed.