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BRYMBO. THE NEW RAILWAY.—ON several occasions we have adverted in these eoluinns to the difficulties att 'udant on executing the works of the above. Latterly, it appears that the directors and engineers have decided on abandoning their original plans. They have now made a temporary line from th- Ciittin" by the Prince of Wales Inn to the large heap of furnace ciuders at the Brymbo works, timi between 30 a!Jd 40 men are tmpioved loading cinders with which it is inendt d to refill the whole cutting to the height of tin; yards, aud a;,() to raise the embankoit ut on tht- Cocdyfeltn aid- to a corresponding height. To do this, it ia estimated it will take from three to four months at the present rate, A ureal quantity of valuable baulk timber, 60 or 70 piece: ti..Jl' worth of which may be computed at mere than £200, must necessarily be buried in the cutting. PRESENTATION OF A TESTIMONIAL.—A MEETING was held at the Kechahite Hall, Broughton, on Friday evening, 22nd, for the pnrp -se of con- veying to Mr W. J. Coiley t>vo testimoni ils—one from tie Temperance Society, and the other from the employes of the Brymbo Company. The one f:om the Temperance Society originated sorii- weeks ago on the occasion of Mr W. J. Culley retiring from the post of secretary to the society, arsl the other by the employes of the Brymbo C unpany was inaugurated when it became known that Mr C.illey was about leaving the neighbour- hood. The latter consisted of a valuable box ot tools pertaining to the duties of surveyor, atifi and which were appropriate for the occasion as regards the subscribers and recipient. The pre- se itation of tha temperance friends took the form of a splendid field glass, value about E5. A suitable inscription was put on Doth articles, and on behalf o' tiie subscribers they were conveyed in appropriate ti-rms by Mr Edward Davi, s, mine agent, Brymbo, to Mr Coiley, who expressed his gratitude for the kindness manifested towards him by his friends. On the Sunday previous, we learn, the Wesleja» Sunday school, Moss, presented M Colley with a beautiful Bible and hymn-book on the occasion of leaving the school, of which he has always been an active teacher and an nsaful officer. BWLCHGWYN. NATIONAL SChOOL 1'HEAT.—On Friday, the 25rL inst., the children of the above school were treated t) their annual tea party, given by the kind liberality of Mrs Kvilse, Nunt-y-Anth. The 1 125 ils-euai)le d at tht children to the number cl' 125 as-embled at the schoolroom by two p.m., an 1 having been formed into a pi o session, marched to Yronliaulog Hall, the seat of Air Ratferl. After promenading the ground and sinking. &c., they returned to the school, where excellent tea and its usual con- comitants awaited them. The youngsters having their appct-tjs greatly incited by their walk, did ample justice in devouring the good things so freely set before them. After grace, singing, and hearty cheering to Mrs Kyrke, und their respected vicar (the Rev. W. Jones), they marched in a Ion- procession, carrying their flags, to Nant-y-ff.-ith, and spent the rest of the evening, by playing various games on the green. The proceedings of the day were greaily marred by the intense heat, the thermometer, even in this cold place, standing at summer heat in the shade. The following ladies officiated at tables Mrs Rvrke. Mrs Henderson (Macclesfield), and the Misses Hender- son, the Misses Ratford, Mrs Jones (Minera), &c. CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRE. THE MEMORIAL TO ME WHALLEY, M.P.—The committee appoimeu to cirry out the above object in the shape of erecting one or more drinking fountains in the district, met together at the Wes- L-ynn chapel schoolroom on Tuesday evening. The attendance was but limited, and it waó agreed to take immediate steps for the completion of the w..>l'ks. LADIES CLUB.—"Variety is charming" and doul>tle >s in seme cases beneficial, as we hope it is in the present case. In former years the members of the ladie^' elnb^were content to have their an- nual festival at their lodge house with a dance on a small green, but this year it has assumed the magnitude of a fete. Through the kindness oe Mr Tnomson, manager of the New British Iron Works, the festival was held on the grounds at Trefjnant Hall. Of course there was the usual procession from the inD, alter which ta was served in a large tent. T de remainder of the day was spent in a pleasant manner, dancing being largely indulged in, to the strains of the New British Iron Company's band. CORWEN. THE HAY HARVEST .-Tl.J harvest, which has been a good one as regards weather, is now almost over in this part. Upon the whole there has been a deficiency in quantity. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, FrirAY.-P.-esent Mr Robert White (chairman), the Rev. D. Evans (vice-chairman) Messrs Hugh Jones, Corwen John Morris, Llangwm; Edward Roberts; Gwyd- delwern Ebenezer Jones, Llangwm E. Williams, Cerrigydmldion; and Joseph Davie?, Gwyrtde!- wern Mr Thomas White, clerk.—The Master reported that the number of inmates during the past week was 41. against 33 for the corresponding week last year. The number of vagrants reported during the past week was 16, against 47 for the corresponding week last year, showing the salutary effect of the present system adopted for the more effectually checking the influx of these troublesome and unwelcome visitors. ELLESMEKE. I RIFLE Corps.Ilr E. D. Lloyd has been gazetted as captain, and Ensign Wright as lieutenant, and Quarter-master Sergeant Lea has been unanimously proposed as ensign of the rifle corps. SUCCESS AT "WIMBLEDON.—In shooting for thf- Duke of Cambridge's prize, two minutes rapid firing at 200 yards, Corporal Wyatt, of Ellesmere, with a Wesley r%,icLiard's brea,;h-loa ler, made 107 points, and gained the fourth prize of E5. ALTERATION OF THE FAIRS.—A special meeting Of the Local Board was held on Monday last, to take into consideration Mr Parry's motion for ahering the de tes of holding fairs. There were present: Mr Clay, chairman Messrs Cooke, Lowe, Wright, Lloyd, ani Parry; Mr Cooley, surveyor, who acted as clerk in the absence of Mr Pritchard.—Mr Cooke said at the last meeting he certainly was not in favour of any alteration, but he had since come in contact with a great many farmers, all of whom entirely coincided with the proposed alteration, and be had now very great pleasure in giving Mr Parry his support.—Mr Lloyd likewise spoke in favour of the proposed alteration, as did all the members present- Several members absent, unable to attend, fully agreed to it. Consequently the motion of Mr Parry was carried, that the fairs be held every four weeks, the first fair to be held on the 10th January, and to date from that.—The clerk was instructed to advertise, and to give every publicity possible.— Mr Lloyd gave notice that at the next board he should bring forward a motion with reference to the raising of the clerk's salary. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY.—Present: Messrs Thomas Thomas (chairman), E. Peel (Brynypys), Thomas Morris, Edwards (Crimps), J. Bateman (Hanmer), Wardle (Fens), S. Griffiths (Overton), Lewis (Bra lenheath), Williams (Penle'y), Jihinglor (Wr.ckloy), Griffiths (New Hall), Rider (Kenwick) Kempster (Great Ness), Captain Lloyd (Ellesmere); Mr Stant (clerk), Mr Pritchard (master). The Master reported that the number of vagrants for the past fortnight was CO, against 105 corresponding week last year. The Chairman remarked that he was glad to see such a gradual decrease; he presumed that they (lid not like the washing system.—The Master stated that he had received a letter from Mr France respecting the Briedden stone; the price would be 4s. 7d. per ton delivered at Ellesmere. It would be about 10ii. more to get them up to the workhouse.- This price was considered too high, and it was thought best to go on with what they were now usiug.-Tiie Master stated that he had received an iuvoice from Mr Jones, of Oswestry, and in it he had charged more for oatmeal than the contract price. The ° goods were now lying at the station, and he did not feel bound to receive them until he bad received the sanction of the -aardians.-Tiie cl ,rk was instructed to write to Mr Jones to the effect that he mut fulfil his contract, and the m tster received instructions to get the goods from tl1 station. Mr Boycott's Superannuation Grant.—Some time ago this matter cam, before the board, and it wai then proposed hy Mr S. Griffiths that Mr Boycott receive £ 20 a year. It appears that a month's notice is required to be given to each guardian, instead of which a fortnight only was given, and the Poor-law Board would not sanction it. To-day the matter came a;ain before the board, and, after a little conversa-ioii, Mr Edwards aiid he should propose his original motion, that Mr Boycott receive £ 20.—This wus seconded by Mr Wardle.—Mr Griffiths again proposed that the sum be £ 26, which was seconded by Mr Boycott, and carried by a great majority. I Cottoning to Cotton. -Mr Peel rose and said Mr Chairman, I do not often trouble this board with" any remarks, but I do so to-day with reference to some remarks mold" by Mr S. Griffiths. Mr Charles Cotton, of Kuolton Hall, who so often attends this board, said tha' after the violeut and most abusive language made nse of by Mi- (iriffilhs, he should be afraid to a tend this board lest a similar thing should occur ajjain. He considered that he was most grossly insulted, and not only himself, but also the wncle of the magistrates of Flintshire; and VIr Peel thought it a pity that a gentleman l'k^ Mr Cation should be prevented coming to attend the board in consequence of such insult-, and he thought Mr Griffiths ought to retrtct his wi rdi and offer au apology, for unless he did so he was uuworthy of the support of this board.—Mr Griffiths said that he should like to know the words he did make use of, for he was not aware that be said anything peisonal to Mr Cotton, only with reference to the county rate. If he had done so he ct-.itiiiiif was very sorry, but after the woids that h:.d j'l it fa leu from Mr Peel he should kvlt:i,lraw his in ition with reference to the eX-offici, !tin r(lians. The Chairman said he was very sorry that Mr Jebb was absent. He did not recollect the exact wcrds that Mr Griffiths made use of, bur he was not a ware that they were prrsoually intended for Mr Co tou. He thought that Mr Cotton had taken a wrong view of it. — Mr Peel thought that Mr Cotton would be able to remember every word that was said. Thut might be fully rc"Jic"d upon.-Captain Lloyd said there was one thing certain y that he quite agreed wi h—the proposed motion of Mr Gnflidis, for he noticed at the last electiou of relieving officers that theiv were one or two gentlemen who never att-ni!ed this board, except when theie was an election going on. He could speak for oue getitietnaii, whose name he would not mention, who was present on the electiou, and had not attended a siiiirle dav since he had been a guardian, and that was now three years. Wh le fie. mentioned that, he must say Captain Cust, Mr Peel, and Mr Cotton were very good attendants. -The Chairman fully endorsed the remarks of Captain Lloyd, and thought that cert ti'Jy s me alteration was required, for in the tl-ction of officers it was not who was :he best man that was considered, but whenever tile persons were elected they took a particular fancy to one person or another.— Mr Peel said he "id not wisll his remarks to interfere witu the Illltion that Mr Griffiths intended t'1 bring for- ward. He should think that if Mr Griffiths said iie was sorry, that would be quite sufficient for Mr Cotton.—Mr Griffiths replied again by saying that in future Mr Cutton should have it to himself, for he should never attend that board again. Mr C,)tton had opposed every motion he had bronglr forward for the last three years, and in several cases his word had not been t i keti, but he h;.d to iiring forward living witnesses to substantiate wtiat he had said. So far as regarded his remarks with reference to the Flintshire magistrates, he shoult not retract his words, for he fully believed whit he had said.—The Chairman and t ie board generally thought that the matter had better stand over another fortnight, and by that time they would be able to consider the matter. Perhaps the reporters present would furnish them with the shorthand notes, or what appeared in the papers. It would lie better for Mr Cotton to attend, and state; exactly what words were used by Mr S. Griffiths, as Mr Giiffitbs would then have an opportunity of reply- ilJg.- The last words of Mr Griffiths were that he should retire altogether from the board. He full, believed that Mr Coiton had long wished to get rid & of him as a guardian. lie would, in future, have an opportunity of doing as he thought proper. It he had tnnde use of the violent langnage Mr Cotton said he did, even the chairman would soon have stopped him. GWERSYLLT. I ODD-FELLOWS ANNIVERSARY' .-On Monday last. the members of the United Order of Odd-fellows' Club, the Rock of Ages, held their anniversary meeting at the New Inn (Mr Mercer's). At eleven o'clock the procession, numbering upwards of fifty, headed by the Royal Denbigh Militia, left the elnii room and proceeded to church. calling at the Holly Bush Inn, G-.vastad Hall, Llay Hall, and through Bradley. The Rev. Mr Ellis read the beautiful service of the Church of England, and delivered a most excellent and impressive sermon, taking for his text the 28th verse of the 11th chapter of St. Matthew, "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give vou rest. The brethren returned about three o'clock to the New Inn, where their worthy hott, .Mr Mercer, had a substantial dinner for them and the band, to which ample justice was done aftjr their long walk. The chair was taken by Mr Oliver, of Mold, and the esteemed R,v. Mr. ElIi" honoured the company with his presence, and said that it gave him great pleasure to see so many united in so good and laudable a cause. He would be glad if he could in any way pssist them, "nd he trusted that many young men would join their ranks. There is an old adage, "Unity is strength," and One can help many, and many can help one." He had a prior engagement for that day, but be postponed it, as he considered parish work should take precedence of all other, and he wi-:hed them all health and happinesq, and prosperity to their lodge in its laudable undertak- ing.—The Chairman, Mr Oliver, proposed the nsual toast- of "The Queen," The Prince and Princess of Wales and all the Royal Family." Also the Bishop and clergy of the diocese," adding, in this part of the country we are bless, d with good clergy, who do their duty in a most ex- emplnry manner, and if every parish throughout the land had such a worthy man as the Vicar of Gwersyllt we would not lipar of disendowment and disestablishment, and he hoped and trusted that the precepts inculcated that day by the reverend vicar would be carried out by the brethren. Dancing on the green was commenced at five, o'clock, and carried on until nine, when God Save the Queen brought the day's amusements to a close. The band (Denbigh Militia) played most excellently, and the bandmaster, Mr Jennings, was publicly thanked by the committee for their eff irts, who expressed their wishes to have his fine hand for their next year's anniversary.—Communicated. I