DENBIGHSHIRE STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE. On Thursday the quarterly meeting of the Denbighshire Standing Joint Committee was held at the County Hall, Wrexham. Alderman Thomas Gee, of Denbigh, presided, and there was a good attendance.-The Chief Constable (Major Lead- better) presented his estimate for the ensuing six months, which amounted to £ 1,929,—Captain Best said he would like to refer to the charges made to the High Sheriff for police as escort to the judges at the assizes. The High Sheriff had been charged the full allowance per day and expenses. When he was High Sheriff he had only been charged for out-of-pocket expenses for the police, and he could not understand why the High Sheriff should have to pay the full daily allowance. The police would have to attend the court, and no one was sent to take their places at the parishes. He moved that only the out-of-pocket expenses of the police should be charged to the High Sheriff.-Mr. D. W. D. Griffith said he would go further, and say that no charge whatever should be made.-Captain Best agreed to this, and the resolution, as amended, was carried.—The estimate of the Chief Constable was then agreed to.-A sub-committee was appointed to consider the applications from Wrexham and Colwyn Bay for an increase in the police.
THE WELSH LAND COMMISSION. All the members of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into land tenure in Wales and Monmouthshire were present on Friday when the preliminary meeting was held at 6, Old Palace-yard, London. The chief matters considered were the course of procedure, the order in which the various districts affected should be visited, and the settle- ment of a syllabus of heads of inquiry. It was unanimously resolved that all meetings of the com- mission for the purpose of taking evidence should, unless otherwise ordered, be open to the press and the public. It was also unanimously agreed that the examination and cross-examination of witnesses by counsel should not be allowed. The commis- sioners were guided to this conclusion by the consideration of various precedents which were stated, including two Crofter Commissions, the Housing of the Poor Commission, the Sunday Closing Commission, and others, when a very general opinion was expressed against examination by counsel. The commissioners do not anticipate that these proceedings can be made the channel of any unfair attacks on the character or conduct of any individuals, but in case their views in this respect may be mistaken the following safeguards were adopted 1. Permission will be given to any person present at any sitting to put questions in writing to any witness through the chairman, the commissioners reserving to themselves the right of deciding whether such questions be permissible or not. 2. The commissioners instruct the secretary to send notice forthwith to any person whose character or conduct is impugned by the statement of any witness, thus giving such person an oppor- tunity of explanation of or of rebutting the charge either personally or by letter. It was decided that the commission should commence its local inquiries in Glamorganshire, where meetings will be held in the towns of Cowbridge and Swansea in the week commencing May 22nd. With regard to the heads of inquiry, concerning which a great deal of discussion took place, it was decided to adjourn further consideration of the subject until the 28th instant, when another meeting of the commission will take place.
A FLINTSHIRE BREACH OF PROMISE. Mr. J. Cullimore, acting under-sheriff for Cheshire, held a sheriff's court at Chester Castle on Monday, to assess damages in an action for breach of pro- mise of marriage brought by a domestic servant named Elizabeth Griffiths, whose home is at Hope- view, Buckley, but who is now employed as housemaid-waitress at Southport, against a ship's mate named William Williams, living at Coggins- terrace, Pentre, Hawarden (near Connah's Quay). The defendant had allowed judgment to go by default, and was neither present nor professionally represented on Monday. Mr. J. B. Marston, of Mold, who appeared for the plaintiff, said she was 23 years of age, and had known the defendant for 3i years. About a year 2 ago the defendant made an appointment to meet her at Crewe, and he then popped the question and was accepted. He gave plaintiff a ring, which she still had in her possession. Subsequently, a marriage was arranged to take place, for which plaintiff made arrangements by preparing her trousseau and in other ways. She received during the year some 40 or 50 letters from the defendant, a number of them having poetry at the top surrounded by roses and ivy leaves. (Laughter.) All the letters were couched in terms common to lovers of their age. (Laughter.) One letter was headed by the following lines :— THINE FOR EVER. Think not, beloved, time can break The spell around us cast, Or absence from my bosom take The memory of the past. My love is not that silvery mist, Like summer flowers by sunbeams kissed, Too fugitive to last; A fadeless flower it still remains, And all its brightness yet retains. (Laughter.) In June last plaintiff, who was then in service at Lawton Gate, Lawton, near Crewe, went to spend a holiday at Connah's Quay, and when she was about to return defendant dissuaded her from doing so, saying that he was going to marry her at Christmas, and that she had better remain at Connah's Quay to prepare the house, which he had already taken in view of the marriage. She did not return to service, and matters went on smoothly until November, when defendant wrote the following letter Dear Lizzie,-Having con- sidered everything, and your coldness, and what I saw on Saturday night, I think it is time for us to part company now and for ever. (Laughter.) From what I can now see, I don't consider that we are suitable to one another. I shall feel thankful if you return the ring. So I shall now conclude with my respect, Williams." The jury would have to consider what damages she was entitled to, and whether the defendant's conduct had not impaired her chances of marriage in the future, because no young fellow liked to take the cast-off of another young fellow. (Laughter.) The special damages claimed by the plaintiff embraced £ 8 loss of wages through being kept out of a situation, and £10 for trousseau, &c. Plaintiff, a nice-looking girl, then entered the box, and bore out Mr. Marston's statement. She gave evidence as to defendant's means, showing that he had an interest in a house at Connah's Quay and a deposit of about £ 10 in a Chester bank. The jury awarded plaintiff £ 36 damages.
The Editor of the Medical Annual for 1890 points out that potash is largely used to add to the solubility of many of the Cocoas at present sold, but that in marked contrast MESSRS. CADBUEY supply an absolutely pure Cocoa of the highest quality and that the name OADBURY on any packet of Cocoa is a guarantee of purity. CJLDBTJRY'S COCOA, has, in a remarkable degree those natural elements of sustenance which give the system endurance and hardihood, building up muscle and bodily vigour with a steady action that renders it a most acceptable and reliable beverage."—Health.
FOUR GLIMPSES OF PARIS. I.—THE STREETS. To the stranger lost in Paris, and guiltless of any exact knowledge of the French language, three courses are open. He may consult a map, he may ask a policeman, or he may take a cab; but all these methods are dangerous. A map is a delusion and a snare to one who does not know the points of the compass. It is distressing to find after walking three miles to the east that you ought to have gone two miles to the west, and, anyway, no map enables you to identify streets when you strike them mid- way between the signs bearing their names. To ask a policeman is to enter on a maddening course of worry and irritation. The French gendarme inspires the stranger with an insane desire to do something wrong and run away. You ask him distinctly and in your best English to direct you to the street you want. He replies obscurely in excellent French. When he finds you don't understand him he shrugs his shoulders, takes out a corpulent note-book, reads all through his list of streets, and finally produces a card on which he writes mysterious words in large, clear characters. This failing, he shouts in your ear and gesticulates, and you part mutually dis- satisfied he thinking you deplorably ignorant, and you wondering why he cannot learn English. But to take a cab is the beginning of insanity, and it ends in insolvency for the driver lures you into the vehicle by gestures and superior smiles, indica- ting perfect knowledge of your wants. You are fascinated, and wonder why you did not call a cab when you first found you were lost. After driving all over Paris, dark suspicion takes hold of you you fear all is not well, and you stop the cab,-but why go on ? You can guess the end of all this. After driving for another three hours you see the corner of the street you want, and you have to borrow money at the hotel to make up the cab fare. But a very slight acquaintance with the French people and their language will suffice to open out to you the world of interest within the walls of Paris. Perhaps, after all, one city differs in but slight respects from another, and is more or less interesting in proportion as our knowledge of it is superficial or intimate. A city is a poor thing without its people. London on Easter Monday is little better than a sepulchre. And so when we speak of the streets of a city we think of the stream of life flowing through them. One must either go to bed very late or get up very early to see Paris still and silent. The Boulevards, wide and clean, bordered with fresh, green trees in whose shade are seats which invite laziness and a pretence of meditation their gay shops and comfortable cafes the moving crowds not more interesting than the groups about the cafè doors or sitting at the tables in front sipping wine or less respectable mixtures,—anything but water, for who but a foreigner would dare to drink the water of Paris? Surely these streets are never quiet. The solemn foreigner cannot understand the Frenchman's affection for his cafe. To sit under an awning at a shop door in a crowded thoroughfare eating breakfast at mid-day would be to the Cockney a stumbling-block, and to the average Briton foolishness. But it is here in the cafe that Paris does a great deal of its business it is here that the Parisian talks politics, upsets ministries and settles the affairs of the nation. It was here that the Revolution was born here that the Empire was doomed. And in the cafè scandal is set afloat, and the wheel of conversation grinds into dust the characters and motives of men. A Frenchman would as soon betray his country as give up his cafe. Let us turn out of these broad streets with their asphalte or wood pavement, their trees and wide side-walks, and see what is behind. We find that the back streets of Paris are narrow and dark. The high tenements on both sides-flats as the Scotch would call them-intercept the sun's rays, and to this extent are blessed for is it not a relief to leave the blinding glare and cool one's eyes in the shade ? But there is no comfort without alloy; and while our eyes are soothed by the soft colours of these old buildings which once were white, our sense of smell is violently exercised in an unpleasant manner. For here is the most astounding variety of smells imaginable. These back streets are extravagant in the number and variety of their odours. In a low- lived Parisian crowd it is possible to count at least five hundred different smells without reckoning the all-pervading garlic which is an atmosphere all by itself. These pursue you as you pass along the street and until you finally emerge into the Boulevard dizzy and oppressed, impregnated with the indescribable mixture breathed and exhaled by the dwellers in the back streets of Paris. Leave the footpath and take a 'bus. When you have got accustomed to a French driver's eccentricities and are at last convinced that he knows to the hundredth part of an inch how much space his 'bus occupies you can stop shuddering and look down on the picture of the street. Now and again an unpleasant crunch or a bump tells you that the 'bus has carried a cab along with it for a few yards or that a corner has been turned rather abruptly; but this need not trouble you. The driver is still calm and dignified and his cigarette does not leave his lips. Nor need you feel at all anxious about the man there in the street who. having drunk not wisely but too well, has just been evicted from a tram car and is now in the midst of a bewildering crowd of vehicles, all driving in the usual way—as near to each other's wheels as possible. And when the drunkard, singing and waving his bundle in the air, leans against the wheel of a passing cab, spins round and falls, do not get up and try to stop the 'bus. The man is dragged out of the muddle of wheels and horses' legs and led to a seat under the trees where he smiles inanely and goes to sleep painfully grabbing at his bundle. So don't excite yourself, but look down upon the crowded street and see what is to be seen. We pass brilliantly-lighted shops, cafès, drinking bars, theatres, casinos and mysterious places of amusement that have no name. Three young men in exuberant spirits take up the whole of their side of the footpath singing Ta-ra- ra-boom-de-ay,a reminder of home that brings tears to your eyes and thoughts of murder to your heart. The wail of the news seller rises above the roar of the street; the laughing chatter of half-a- dozen girls seems for a moment to stop the traffic, for certainly our driver is on intimate terms with all the girls in Paris. His conversation with them began at the Madeline and it continues till we reach the Bastille, where we leave the 'bus and go to stare at the tall column which is all that is left of the Bastille. Will its stones ever speak and tell the story of the poor wretches who beat out, their lives against the cold, stern walls of which these stones once formed a part ? Who can measure the depth of agony that these stones have seen ? And what of that awful day when shrieking, maddened crowds swarmed round the old prison; when those dark streets, down which we cannot look without a shudder, emptied their masses of repulsive humanity into the sea of determined revolutionists and when the prison was stormed, its doors battered down, and the prisoners brought out and passed over the heads of the crowd to their waiting friends ? Men scarcely distinguishable from beasts, beings whose manhood had been crushed out of them by long years of slow, torturing misery,—all bearing the stain of this horrible Bastille, and not realizing in the glare of torches and the terrible shouts of the multitude that f reedom had come to them at last. Before returning to our starting-point let us go down this dark street. Cafes again, but how different from those we saw on the Boulevard Those were filled with what we call "respectability;" these are crowded with vice. These dark, unwhole- some-looking men, whose eyes are so obscured by heavy brows that only the light in them tells you they are there-the scum of Paris-are infinitely more terrible to look upon than the worst specimens of Whitechapel villainy. We pass along quickly, not tempted by the flaring light of a dancing saloon where one may take his pleasure for 15 centimes, or, if he would be above the common herd, may for 25 centimes enjoy the solitary grandeur of a private box nor do we dine at the crowded restaurant where life-long indigestion may be purchased for 75 centimes we seek, and, to our great surprise find, a short cut to the Boulevard where we rejoin the cleaner crowds with feelings of relief. 6
Another disastrous fire occurred in Dorset on Friday. A spark from a baker's chimney at Chidcock ignited a thatched roof, and in a few minutes the premises were ablaze. Within two hours the adjoining postoffice, police station, the Castle Hotel, and several other buildings, were a mass of flames, and were totally destroyed. The Bridport fire brigade rendered all possible assistance. The village now presents a painful scene. Many of the homeless people are uninsured, and the main street is filled with household effects,
HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT- Mr. J. Evans-Jones, the editor of The Welsh Herald, and a well-knwon Welsh literateur, is lying danger- ously ill at Carnarvon. Saturday's Times of Argentina announced that the extradition of Spencer Balfour has been granted by the Argentine Government. Lord Derby, who had a serious seizure of the heart on Tuesday afternoon, was reported on Wednesday evening to be considerably better. Mr. John Jones, butcher, Llandudno, has been unanimously elected chairman of the Commissioners, on the motion of Mr. Elias Jones. The Holywell School Board have passed a strongly- worded resolution in favour of placing the entire system of national education under public control. It will perhaps surprise many to learn that the value of fish caught in our waters and landed on the coasts of the United Kingdom was last year about £ 7,500,000. A canister containing 10$ounces of explosive matter was found on Wednesday morning in the Great Western railway tunnel at Newport, with a half-burnt fuse attached. The Liverpool Welsh Calvinistic Methodists held their 14th annual Cymanfa Gerddorol" in Hengler's Circus, on Monday evening, the conductor being Dr. Joseph Parry. At a committee meeting of last year's National Eisteddfod, it was decided to devote half the surplus, about £ 125, to the fund for building an intermediate school at Rhyl. On Saturday the remains of Mr. William Williams, for many years editor of the Goleuad, were interred at Dolgelley. Mr. Williams, who was fifty-six, was a native of Amlwch. The quarterly meetings of the North Wales Association are being held in Oswestry this week, and on Tuesday there was a large influx of ministers and visitors to the town. The death took place on Saturday morning of Mr. Griffith Jones, of Mold, well known as a breeder of black cattle. Deceased, who was in his 76th year, leaves a widow and family. The final tie for the Welsh Junior Football Challenge Cup, played at Wrexham, on Saturday, resulted in favour of Wrexham Gymnasium by 1 goal to Wrockwardine Wood's nil. The death took place on Tuesday of Mr. C. Donald- son Hudson, of Cheswardine, Market Drayton, who represented Newcastle-under-Lyme Conservatives in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1885. On Saturday, at the Clerkenwell Sessions House, the conviction of Lord Hastings was quashed on appeal, the court holding that he had proved his complete innocence of the charge of indecency. It is anticipated that the new Cunard liner Campania, which sails from Liverpool to New York on Saturday, will coyer the distance between Fastnet and Sandy Hook in five days and twelve hours. A deputation of Northumberland and Durham miners opposed to a legislative eight hours' day was received at Downing-street on Wednesday by Mr. Gladstone, who was accompanied by Mr. Asquith. Mr. S. Leighton and Mr. Lloyd George have been added by the House of Commons Committee of Selection to the Standing Committee on Law for the consideration of the Places of Worship Sites Bill. A suggestion is made that the Llangollen-road Station should be re-opened for passenger traffic. Amongst other reasons, the inconvenience which passengers from Vroncyssylltau now endure are enumerated. Miss Fabry, a lady's maid, was on Friday, in the Queen's Bench Division, awarded X1500 damages for breach of promise of marriage by a doctor's assistant named Edgar, who, it transpired, was a married man with eight children. The Dowager Duchess of Sutherland was on Tuesday fined t250 and committed to prison for six weeks for contempt of court, consisting in the destruction of a document pertaining to the Suther- land will litigation. The North-eastern Railway Company have resolved to follow the example of the Midland, the London and North-western, the Cambrian and others, by discontinuing the use of the second-class carriages after the 1st of next month. The English Congregational Union of N. Wales, at its annual meeting held at Holywell, on Wednesday, under the presidency of Col. Barnes, of Chirk, passed a vote of condolence with the family of the late Rev. J. H. Hughes (" Ieuan o Leyn "), Wrexham. The troubles of the Church, as by law established in Wales, are many, and the clergy are to be sympathised with. Take the case of the Rev. B. M. Jones, whose annual vestry at Llanfair has given him a couple of Nonconformists as churchwardens! Some of the daily papers are attentively studying the requirements of residents in the Principality. One of them, the Liverpool Courier, has outdone its rivals by using the vernacular on its placard, and one phrase upon being interpreted refers to a deathly murder! Sir John Puleston, the unsuccessful candidate for Carnarvon Boroughs, was at the annual meeting of Conservatives at Bangor, on Saturday, presented with a gold vase as a slight token of their appreciation and a recognition of the great services he had rendered the cause. Giving evidence at Wrexham on Friday, in the case of an infant which had died suddenly, Dr. Drinkwater said bread soaked in milk was perfectly indigestible by a yonng child. You might as well give a child sawdust." The child in question was five months old, and had been fed on bread and milk. A coup d'etat was carried out in Belgrade on Thursday night without bloodshed. The houses of the Regents and Ministers were occupied by police and soldiers, and it was proclaimed that King Alexander had attained his majority. A new ministry has been appointed, and the Skuptchina has been dissolved. Beware of gloves having a red tint. Such is the advice of Dr. Puy de Blanc, of Royat. Dr. Puy de Blanc found that a substance called "aurantia" is used to give gloves a red tint, and that it produces a skin eruption on the hands. The glove-makers who prepare the "kids" also become afflicted with the eruption. The men of the 2nd Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, stationed in India, have taken to journal- ism. They have brought out a regimental periodical, and the editor, with a soldier-like candour, on being asked for information about the Red Dragon of Wales, admits having "vainly searched for information about this animal." The Liberator Relief Fund now reaches nearly £ 19,000. As the annual gatherings of the various religious bodies will shortly be held, the committee are endeavouring to get an opportunity of submitting a resolution at these meetings, commending the relief fund to the sympathy and support of the churches throughout the country. At a meeting of the Llandovery town council, on Monday, the question of the carrying away of wood from Alltyfforest, or, as it is generally termed, The Poor Man's Forest," was discussed, and it was resolved-" That any persons found taking timber from this forest more than they could carry on their shoulders should be prosecuted." As a result of the official inquiry into the recent escape of the prisoner Ashby, the acting-governor of Carnarvon Jail has been admonished, and the warder on duty heavily fined, for not adhering to the regulation directing that prisoners' clothes are to be placed outside the cells when the inmates have been locked up for the night. There is not the slightest clue to Ashby's whereabouts. The Viennese tailor, who has earned notoriety by travelling all over Europe as luggage, in a specially constructed box, has made his arrival in his usual eccentric fashion at Copenhagen. He had travelled all the way from Christiana. There was some difficulty on his arrival at his destination, owing to his having no ticket, and eventually he was compelled to pay the ordinary passenger fare. The Rev. John Thomas has been presented with an illuminated ablum, a silver-plated tea and coffee service, and a silver thermometer on his departure from Tregynon Rectory for Efenechtyd. The presen- tation was organized by a committee consisting of Mr. W. Gittins of Hafodtalog, the Rev. D. Barret Edmunds (C.M.), Messrs. C. P. Hall, J. Andrews, T. Williams, J. Williams, W. Corfield, B. H. Phillips, and A. D. Jones. A young man named Hughes, residing in Brook- street, Wrexham, was in one of the small swinging boats in the fair, and when it was as high as it would go, he was flung over the bar from which it hung, and alighted with his head on the pavement near Dr. Palin's house. It is not surprising to learn that he was rendered unconscious, and had remained in that state for some days. He is now recovering, much to the astonishment of everyone. ine Wueen nas many pet animals. Mr. tt. Jtsurgin and Mr. E. M. Jessop, writing in the Idler, say that in her Majesty's stables is a white donkey, named Jenny, 25 years old. Her Majesty saw Jenny when she was a foal, had her brought from Virginia Water to Winsdor and trained, and there the docile old animal has remained ever since. She is pure white in colour, with large, light, expressive grey eyes. One peculiarity about her is an enormous flat back, soft, and almost as wide as a moderate-sized feather bed. Speaking at a luncheon in connection with the English Congregational Union of North Wales, at Holywell, on Wednesday, Col. Barnes (the chairman) said that as a shareholder in the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Co., he would do his best to try and induce Sir Edward Watkin to look favourably upon a scheme for extending their line to I Holywell. He did not see why the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire should not extend their line to Rhyl and Llandudno. The Chester and Holyhead line was one of the best paying parts of the London and North-western system, and he did not see why the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire should not have a share in that trade. NODION. Mae arnom eisieu dyweyd ychydig bethau, ond nid wrth bawb; felly gwnawn hyny yn yr hen iaith, rhag i'r ymwelwyr gael allan ddim a fydd o niwed i'r lie, oblegid lies Llangollen sydd genym mewn golwg, a dim arall. TLYSNI Y LLE. Yn ddiddadl y mae natur fel ar ei goreu yn y cwmpasoedd yma, ac anhawdd iawn, os yn bosibl mewn un modd, fyddai cael allan le mwy deniadol. Y mae anian ar ei heithaf, ac nid oes i'w wella yn yr ystyr yma. Ond hynod fel y mae llaw dyn-y dinystrydd—wrthi yn amharu gwaith Duw Edrycher ar y clawdd mawreddog yna, sef creigiau oesol yr Eglwyseg, fel prawf o hyn,-y dinystrio sydd ar eu gwyneb, harddwch sydd wedi cymmeryd oesau y ddaear i dd'od i'r perffeithrwydd y mae ynddo Y CANAL. Y dydd o'r blaen yr oedd rhywrai yn tori coed yn agos i Bont Penddol, ac, wrth gwrs, nid oedd yn ddigon gwneyd yr hyn yr oedd angenrheidrwydd am dano, ond, bid siwr, rhoddwyd y fwyell ar wreiddiau yr iwrwg tlws ag oedd wedi bod yn harddu y bont er ys cymmaint o flynyddoedd. Gresyn garw na fuasai yr erfyn wedi cwympo i'r dwfr cyn gallu cyflawni yr anfadwaith-heb na phrophwyd nac unrhyw foddion arall i'w chael allan. YR ABBEY. Nid yn unig y mae natur ar ei goreu yma, ond hefyd ceir olion gwyoh o gelfyddydwaith yr oesoedd gynt. Os am henaint y chwiliwn, dyna y Castell i ni; ac os am rywbeth mwy diweddar, dyna Eliseg Pillar, ac ar ol hyny y Fynachlog. Ac anhawdd meddwl am ddim tlysach na gweddillion yr Abbey. Y fath brydferthwch sydd yn yr ardal!—mor hapus y sefyllfa !—llonyddwch a thawelwch yn teyrnasu!— dim ond sibrwd yr aber fach a brefiad yr anifail i'w clywed. PLAS NEWYDD. Down yn nes at ein hoes ni, a chawn Plas Newydd yn drwmlwythog o hen associations o ddyddordeb mawr. Gyda phob parch i'r diweddar General Yorke y dywedwn fod yn gresyn iddo gyfiwrdd dim a hen gynllun y plas—ei gadw oedd eisiau yn ei agwedd wreiddiol, fel ag i roddi mantais i'r oes hon i'w weled yn union fel yr oedd. Diolch i'r photographer: y mae darluniau da iawn i'w cael yn ei ddangos yn ei gyflwr cyntefig. Y DREF. Y mae cynnydd mawr wedi cymmeryd lie yn ystod y blynyddau diweddaf-y perygl ydyw cramio gormod. Rhyw ysfa sydd i adeiladu ar bob modfedd o'r tir—yn rhai o'r tai diweddaraf y mae yr areas yn druenus o fychaiu. Gobeithio y gwna y Local Board fod yn ofalus ar y pen hwn. Da ydyw gweled yr ystrydoedd yn gwella yn eu cyflwr-y parapets yr un modd— mewn trefn a glanweithdra. Y mae llawer wedi ei wneyd, ond y mae mwy yn aros. Y DWFR. Mawr ydyw yr helynt sydd wedi bod gyda'r dwfr, ac nid heb achos. Nid peth i dewi son am dano ydyw bod heb ddwfr yn y ty am ddau fis. Da oedd eich gwaith, Mr. Golygydd, yn cael barn engineer ar gyflwr pethau, ond prin yr wyf yn meddwl i neb ddiolch i chwi, a'r rheswm am hyny ydyw i Mr. T. T. Marks, C.E., fod yn onest a dyweyd mwy o'r gwir nag a allasai y Bwrdd ei lyngcu. A rhyfedd y fath engineeTS oedd aelodau y Bwrdd a'r rhai hyny yn siarad fel pe wedi pasio eu arholiad with honouTS-un yn con- demnio, arall yn dyweyd fod Mr. Marks yn siarad at random, a mawr oedd yr helynt pan y dywedwyd fod yr aber yn agored i contamination; ac i settlo y mater anfonwyd peth o'r dwfr i'r analyst, ac fe ddigwyddodd fod yn Iled bur. Ond wedi y cwbl, yr oedd yr engineer a'r analyst yn cytuno i'r trwch am y posiblrwydd o contamination. Yr wyf yn dra hysbys o bethau yn ardal y Vivod, ac nid oes amheuaeth nad oes llawer o amhuredd yn cael ei ffordd i'r Reservoir, yn enwedig ar wlaw mawr. Y mae yn ffaith wybyddus, fel ag y dywedodd y Dug o Westminster mewn cyfarfod yn Nghaerlleon, fod graddaudigon helaeth o amhuredd mewn dwfr i effeithio yn ddrwg ar iechyd, pryd nas gall yr analyst ganfod dim o'r achos. YR AFON. Clywais ddyweyd fod dwfr yr afon yn burach yr ochr isaf i'r Bont nag ydyw cyn iddo gyrhaedd y dref. Rhaid i'r ystori fod yn debycach i'r gwir na hynyna cyn y coeliwn hi. CERYG-Y-LLAN. Ni raid ond cerdded o'r Bont i Geryg-y-llan er cael sicrwydd beth yw y gymysgfa yn y dwfr erbyn cyrhaedd y Bont. Trueni fod y llwybr dymunol hwn yn cael ei anurddo i'r fath raddau gan y budreddi sydd yn cael eu harllwys o'r llwybr i'r afon. Yr ydym ni, pobl y llan, wedi arfer a gweled pethau fel hyn, ond i'r miloedd dieithriaid y mae yr olygfa yn un ag sydd yn peri syndod mawr; a phe baech yn dyweyd ■ wrthynt fod yn y dref fwrdd iechyd, ni allasech gael ganddynt gredu y fath beth yn ngwyneb y ffaith weladwy hon. YR OCHR ISAF I'R BONT. Yr oeddwn wedi arfer a ineddwl fod pethau mor YR OCHR ISAF I'R BONT. Yr oeddwn wedi arfer a ineddwl fod pethau mor ddrwg ag yr oedd modd iddynt fod yr ochr uchaf i'r Bont, ond nid felly y mae. Pa nifer o bobl y llan sydd wedi bod ar hin sych haf yn cerdded glan yr afon oddiwrth y Golden Lion hyd at y Tirdwn tu draw i'r Walton House ? Yr wyf braidd yn sicr na fu dim un o bob cant erioed ar hyd y lie. Y dydd o'r blaen aethum i a chyfaill i lawr y passage cul yn Bridge- street at yr argau, a rhyfedd yr olwg sydd ar y lie— anhawdd credu y fath fudreddi sydd yno Y mae y drains-lle mae drain-pipes hefyd-fel rhyw port holes uwchben, a'r cyfan a wrthodir gan pawb yn disgyn ac yn trwytho y glanau, fel y mae drewdod mawr ar hyd y lie nes y deuir tu hwnt i'r Gasworks. Nid yn unig y mae y ffos garthion yno, ond pob carthion eraill; ac hefyd g\vn a chathodynmhobystad o lygredigaeth; ac fel y g\Vyr pawb, y mae yradeiladauyn llaweruwchna'r afon, ac o'r holl dai nid oes dim lie neillduol i gadw na lludw na pheth, mi feddyliwn, ond teflir y cyfan ar ei gyfer nes anurddo yr olwg ar y lie yn fawr iawn ac i chwanegu at hylldra yr olwg, y mae llawer o'r adeiladau mewn cyflwr tra thruenus, ac yn warth i'r dref. Yn ystod y tywydd sych yr wythnosau diweddaf nid yw yr holl ochr yna wedi bod yn ddim gwell nag open seiver, a rhyfedd genyf os na bydd afiechyd yn cael ei achosi gan bethau yn y cyflwr yna. Nid ydym yn beio ond er mwyn cael gwelliant. Bydded i hyny gymmeryd lie yn fuan, Ac i derfynu, bydded i aelodau y Bwrdd fod mor ostyngedig a rhoi tro ar hyd glan yr afon i gael gweled a'u llygaid eu hunain, ac hefyd i gael prawf o'r drygsawr.-INTER Nos.
At the Old Bailey, London, on Saturday, Mr. Ben Tillett, charged with inciting to riot and assault at Bristol in December last, was declared not guilty, and was discharged. On Monday, being Paisley spring holiday, a considerable number of excursionists visited Renfrew, among them being four boys who hired a boat. The boat was upset, and three of the boys were drowned. James Ramsey, engine driver, and his son, are in custody charged with the murder of P.S. Adam John Eves, stationed at Purleigh, Essex. The sergeant was found on Sunday evening in a field with his throat cut and his head smashed, and close by were two sacks of corn, which had been stolen. Messrs. J. R. Parkington and Co. state that the total quantity of champagne forwarded from the champagne districts for the year ending 31st March last, amounted to 21,088,213 bottles. Stocks in casks and bottles equal 1,002,572 hectolitres (about 125,321,600 bottles), or somewhat exceeding five years' supply at present rate of consumption. A startling incident occurred at Marylebone Police Court, London, on Thursday. A boy named Herbert Wallace, son of a widow, was brought up with the object of being sent to a truant school, as he habitually refused to attend school. The boy suddenly drew a knife and commenced cutting his throat, and during the struggle stabbed himself in the forehead. Later in the day he was remanded in custody for a week. The latest estimate of the number of lives lost in the disaster at the Great Western pit, Pontypridd, is seventy. A message of sympathy has been received from the Home Secretary. The Lord Mayor of London has opened a fund for the relief of the widows, orphans, and dependent relatives of the miners killed, who, unfortunately, belonged to no provident fund. It is estimated that between ten and twelve thousand pounds will be required. A horrible discovery was made on Saturday at Castle Eaton, a village in North Wiltshire. The body of a boy, four years old, was discovered in a ditch with the head completely severed from the body. A man named John Sims, living next door to the deceased's parents, has been apprehended, and is said to have admitted committing the crime. At the inquest, held on Saturday, the jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Sims, who is a labourer, 60 years of age. A sensational case was tried at the Birmingham Sessions on Thursday. Robberies have been some- what numerous in the jewellers' quarters of late, not- withstanding the employment of a special watchman in addition to the vigilance of the police. Detectives on the watch saw a man named Jones go up a back passage and open a jeweller's warehouse door with skeleton keys and flash a light to two accomplices to come and make their entrance. The police caught Jones, who was a watchman, and one of his friends. The former, who was an ex-policeman, was sent to five years' penal servitude, and the latter to six months' imprisonment. On Monday an important case was heard at Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions, in which a grocer appealed against a magisterial decision condemning him for selling baking powder containing alum. Important testimony as to the injurious nature of alum so employed was given by Dr. Lauder Brunton, LL.D., M.D., &c., of London, Professor Dunstan, M.A., Oxford (Consulting Chemist at St. Thomas's Hospital), Professor Thompson (Professor of Chemistry at Cardiff University College), Mr. Otto Hehner (a past President of the Society of Analysts), and other authorities The court dismissed the appeal with costs. This decision is, of course, extremely important to grocers, as there is a large quantity of alum baking powder still in the market.
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Stock markets are quiet. The Bank Rate of discount remains at two and a half per cent. Lord Derby was weaker this morning. In the Hansard prosecution, to-day, by direction of the judge, Sir Henry Isaacs was found not guilty and was discharged. The judge reserved his deci- sion as to whether there was a case for a jury against the other defendants. The Dowager Duchess of Sutherland, who has been confined to her room at Windsor since her sentence, still keeps her bed, and will not be able to surrender to-day. Dr. Wyborn found her grace suffering from severe indisposition.
CORRESPONDENCE. [WF do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—Ed.1 THE CASTLE AND FREE ACCESS. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,—" Vox Populi's query concerning the Castle is, I regret much, but too true. Some underhanded attempt has been made to impose a charge upon visitors for admission within the venerable grounds, but I would fain hope that it was the procedure, not of the tenant, but of some malignant evildoer. About twelve months ago the complaint was made to me by two Liverpool gentlemen. I went up purposely to satisfy myself before exposing the fact, but nobody interfered with me, possibly because I was too well known. I, however, found some obstruction. A high wire fence had been erected about two-thirds up the cone, with an awkward, inaccessible stile in one part and a gate, which was locked, on the public path! The Local Board will, of course, thoroughly thresh the matter at once and remove every vistage of suspi- cion. It may appear to many a very trivial question, nevertheless it is one that involves our life-blood.— Yours truly, -AN OLD RESIDENT. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,—In your issue of April 14th I notice a report of an announcement made by Dr. E. Pan Jones at the meeting of the Flintshire and Denbighshire Con- gregational Union held at Rhosycae, which if correctly reported is wholly inaccurate. It is reported that the doctor stated that" the Welsh Wesleyan Church at Wigan had turned over to Welsh Congregationalism." That such is the case I wish to flatly contradict. There never existed a Welsh Wesleyan Church at Wigan, neither does there now. If the report is meant to refer to Spring View, then I beg to inform your readers that that church has not turned over to Welsh Congregationalism. A few of its members may have done so. It is, moreover, suggested that one of our ministers has "turned over." Dr. Jones's words are together with its pastor." This is not correct. Mr. O. Williams, whose name is mentioned as the pastor," acted as lay agent to the Lancashire Welsh Wesleyan Mission. He never was a minister with the Wesleyan body—(more might be said at this point)—and can no more claim the title Rev. (which is placed before his name in your report) than any lay preacher in the Wesleyan Church throughout the United Kingdom. The change (?) is mentioned as remarkable." This it surely is, but in a totally different sense from that suggested by the word in the report, and I may further add that Mr. O. W. is not the person to determine the remarkableness of the said change. In conclusion, I may state that the union did very wisely in postponing the question of admitting the so-called church into its membership, and before doing so I trust they will have the matter thoroughly sifted.-Yours, &c., J. WESLEY HUGHES. Ashton-in-Makerfield.
CAPTAIN JONES. [Air—" TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND."] IF you want a nice trip, you've only to slip With Captain Jones, noted for sailing, Whose boat is at hand, his sails always grand, And ready to start in a twinkling Then on to the boat with the Cymro, For he is a jolly, good fellow, And always is free, as the waves of the sea, His colours as bright as the rainbow. The scenes are all clear-they give such a cheer To hundreds along the wild Deva The stalwart grey hills, one's memory fills With stories of dear old Cambria Then on to the boat, &c. You can view the old Abbey, so famous in story, Where princes and poets are sleeping, And if you sail further on the soft water You'll see the wild Horse Shoe Fall foaming Then on to the boat, &c. Llangollen. HENRY ROWLANDS.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, fr DEATHS. BIRTHS. April 14th, the wife of Mr. L. R. Hughes, Grapes Hotel, Llangollen, of a daughter. April 15th, the wife of Mr. Robert Humphreys, Geufron, Llangollen, of a son. April 11th, the wife of Mr. David Edwards, carrier, Bala, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. April 15th, at St. Mary's Church, Llanrwst, by the Rev. John Davies, Robert Gooddy, Caergroes Farm, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Mr. William Owen, Tyddyn Mawr, Trawsfynydd. April 12th, at Llanycil Church, by the Rev. J. E. Jones, Bala, Mr. Ed. Robert Hanworth, eldest son of Major E. Hanworth, Wymondham, Norfolk, to Jane Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. John Jones, saddler, Tegid House, Bala. DEATHS. April 13th, at 21, Brook-terrace, Llangollen, aged 88, Mrs. Mary Jones, watchmaker. (x21) April 20th, at Dee-lane, Llangollen, aged 70, Mr. Evan Jones, late of Glanafon, a well-known and highly-respected resident. Funeral on Saturday at 2 30 p.m. April 12th, aged 20, Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, Garth, near Llangollen. April 15th, at Old Chapel-square, Llangollen, aged 89, Mrs. Jane Morris. April 16th, through a bicycle accident, at Pontcyssylltau, aged 20, Mr. W. Davies, of Welsh Frankton. April 19th, at Penygraig, Yroncyssylltau, aged 32, Mr. D. E. Jones. April 19th, aged 73, Mr. John Johnson, Garth, near Llangollen. April 16th, aged about 80 years, Mr. Humphrey Humphreys, farmer, Hirnant, and father of the late Mrs. Ellen Edwards, Chapel House, Llangollen. April 14th, at Bodhyfryd, Rhyl, aged 83, Mary, widow of Mr. Benjamin Littler. April 15th, at Bodelen, near Carnarvon, in his 72nd year, Mr. Thomas Williams, late of Caemilwr, Llanrwst. April 10th, at Maes Alun, near Mold, aged 80, Mr. George Hooson, formerly of Fron, Nerquis. April 12th, aged 56, Mr. John Williams, grocer, High-street, Denbigh.
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Epl'S'S COCOA.—GEATEFUL AND COMFORTING By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful 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 such 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 point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."—Civil Service Gazette.-Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in packets by Grocers, labelled-" JAmiEs Errs & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London."—Also makers of Epps's Cocoaine or Nib-Extract: Tea-like. (3905) THE WELSHPOOL SHOOTING CASE.-It will be remembered that at the Denbigh Assizes, held in November last, Thomas Beech, a farmer of Caethre, near Welshpool, was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment, with hard labour, for unlawfully wounding Arthur Davies, a well-known Welshpool poacher, who was caught by prisoner ferretting on his land. Beech demanded of Davies the possession of the ferrets, and, on the latter refusing compliance with the request and running away, he shot him in the arms and legs. A memorial, signed by several county magistrates, the Warden of Ruthin, and other influential gentlemen, was drawn up, and through the agency of Mr. Stuart Rendel, M.P., presented to the Home Secretary. Mr. Asquith has replied, declining to interfere with the sentence.
GLYNCEIRIOG. WATER SUPPIY. Mr. Fras. E. Rooper, who is ouitding some twenty new cottages, two new shops, and a dwelling house in the village, as well as a new house at Pantglas Quarry, has supplied the village with water. The reservoir is formed above the Pantglas works, 135 feet above the New Inn. -the supply of water is.very abundant, and hydrants nave been constructed in case of fire. The water Was turned on Wednesday by Mr. E. Bremner oinith, of Oswestry, who is the engineer of the ^as been suggested that the water ould be utilized for motive power in connection with the proposed lighting of the village with electric light, RUTHIN. FATAL GUN ACCIDENT AT DERWEN.-The police authorities received information of the death on Sunday of David Griffiths, labourer, 28 years of age, of Ty Teg, Derwen, from injury received on pril 1st. It was stated that on the first of the month the deceased attempted to fire off a muzzle- loading gun, containing an old charge.. He called a neighbour to witness the attempt, and he fixed up a disused bucket to aim at. Several caps were exploded without reaching the charge, and then he Put some powder on the nipple, and again pulled the hammer upon a cap. The gun burst, inflicting a serious gash upon his hand. He walked daily afterwards to Drs. Jones and White, of Corwen, to have the wound dressed. About three o'clock on Sunday morning, however, he was seized with errible pains, and he died of lock-jaw about eight 0 clock. 6 COL WYN BAY. TESTIMONIAL TO THE REV. W. G. OWEN, A.T.S., COLWYN.-The friends at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Old Colwyn, met on Friday week to make a presentation to their pastor on the occasion of his marriage. The present consisted of a handsome clock, supplied by Messrs. Kendall and Dent, through their agent, Mr. Laine, Brynderwen. The clock was unveiled by Mr". Alun Jones, one of the oldest members in the chapel, and addresses were j™vere(l by the Rev. E. C. Evans, Rev. T. Roberts, Abergele Mr. Williams, Bangor Rev. T. Parry, Colwyn Bay; and Mr. Edwin Davies, Old Colwyn. Owain Maenan recited some stanzas on the occasion composed by himself. The newly-appointed pastor Is already very much liked. RUABON. ACCIDENT.About 8 a.m. on Wednesday, whilst a young man named Thos. Davies, of Chirk Bank, Was working in the Black Park Colliery, a large Portion of the roof came down upon him, severely crushing his back and shoulders. He was taken home in Mr. Edmund Price's trap and attended to by Dr. Lloyd, and though gravely injured is pro- gressing slowly. This is the fourth accident avies has met with during the last few years. IN EW POLICE STATION. — The County Council having decided to erect a new police station and court house, the members appointed by the Council, Sir Robert Egerton, Mr. Hooson, and Mr. nristmas Jones, with Major Leadbetter and Mr. Lloyd Williams, county surveyor, visited the village Saturday, to select a site. It was decided that he new buildings will be erected in that fast- growing district, the Bryn," on a site facing the g 11 lnain road, near the Bryn Bridge. The buildings Where the business has been carried on for many years have been found inadequate. The village is In present making rapid progress, building opera- '°ns being carried on with much activity at the ryn. As a public hall, the court room is in every ay suitable, and at very little expense it could be engthened, and all the space now occupied by the cells could be utilised for the extension of the jOom, which would prove a capital and commodious BALA. th OWEN.—On Tuesday, April 4th, 6 quiet little town of Bala was cast into deep gloom by the sad news that Dr. Owen was dead. Early in the winter the doctor contracted a severe h? f .^kich began to tell upon his general health, t he battled against it, and could be seen daily tjHg to attend his patients in all sorts of weather. e would not give up even at the urgent request of I » int!5nate friends, who perceived that he was gradually getting weaker. About a week before his death he had to examine a class of St. John's Ambulance at Dolgelley, and visited his married sister at that place. On Monday. April 3rd, he returned home, and though his wife and friends saw a marked change in him, still they did not expect the end was so near. On the morning of the 4th Dr. Dobie, of Chester, was telegraphed for. At about 1.30 p.m. Dr. Owen conversed with his assistant about the round the latter was going, and said he thought he would get up and attend to the urgery. About three o'clock, however, Mrs. Owen th a c^anoe> aQd sent for Dr. Clement, but all a he could do was of no avail, and he passed M Ti Peacefully. Dr. Owen Richard Pughe Owen, son (Honours), Edin. Univ., was the eldest oftk 'a'e William Owen, Esq., late manager tonU-6 1ki°nal Provincial Bank, Bala. The funeral Qk h 06 011 churchyard of Christ CORWEN. „ ESTRY._A vestry meeting was held on Friday p ern°on at the Union Board Room for the pur- f0re,? considering the basis for a new assessment CriJ • County Rate prepared by the Assessment Jon tD1'}';ee the Merioneth County Council. Dr. r0ves Was voted to the chair. Mr. L. Lloyd-John p0 e!jseer) explained that the new standard pro- f0p to increase the assessment of Corwen parish res purposes by £ 977. The following by °M *oa Was ProPosed by Mr. J. Edmunds, seconded ''Th and unanimously carried, the al; OTerseers forward notice of objection to Co Proposed basis in accordance with Sec. 14 of the Renf) Act of 1852, and that the following viz-> Messrs. 0. Lloyd, J. 0. Pugh, and L. befo "3e au^borissd by this vestry to attend j Apri^a?Statutory Committee at Dolgelley on J0u ~'fcb to support such objection."—Mr. Lloyd- c0ttl *nf°rine(I the vestry that he had received a tha(; Vacation from the Charity Commissioners aPpro 1 draft intermediate education scheme the Jed ty commission had been submitted to the o^tee of Council on Education, and that Wo r eaie bad been amended by the addition of I °f C e^resentatives of the ratepayers of the parish di8tri°^WeQ fcke school managers of the Bala for ^ef' aQ-d ^at Provisi°n wa§ made by clause 86 residin ay'Qg ^rave^ing expenses of scholars j that afc.a. distance from the school, and further, I bad been made for Technical S VRONCYSSYLLTAU. 0N TNCKING DEATH OF A SHROPSHIRE CYCLIST — ioqa Mr. W. Wynn Evans, coroner, held an UP0Q at the Aqueduct Hotel, Yroncyssylltau, With ,e body of William Davies, 20, who met lQanne 8 deatb on Sunday in a shockingly sad and Q* The deceased resided at Welsh Frankton, his Sunday he left home on a bicycle to visit g°iQg. ier' who lives at Yroncyssylltau. When Qtitcv °^n between Yroncyssylltau and dashpH ^os'i control of his machine, and e bic ,aga'nst the stone bridge across the Dee. °Ver th 8 Was an °rdinary> aQd Davies was pitched Ilis heaH bridge into the liver below. v struck a boulder in the water, and death ^Cover^6 k0en instantaneous. His bicycle was f°Und iif Vand- on a sear°b being made deceased was foreman f 6 r^ver>—Maurice Jeffries was the ki ^el8h°w •!ury•—William Davies said he lived 8 son ~^arikton, Salop, and the deceased was Mth tj,' e left home on Sunday on a bicycle, !>cmViKfc!nti?n o £ S°in& t0 see his sister at S^ite a ^au- Deceased was a labourer, and was JVhes anger to the neighbourhood.—Evan A 8 bicv^r^°ed -^0<^g'e) said he saw deceased mount b°ut tenG .ab°ut 5 o'clock at Yroncyssylltau. told ?.lnufces afterwards two lads came to him ,jchard i^lrtl, ^bat an accident had happened.— °ut 5 ughes, labourer, Pontcyssylltau, said tP°kes hfnt1" OQ Sunday he saw a bicycle with the H.e looked r»6n near kbe bridge that crossed the Dee. T> Water bridge and saw the deceased in f,0lltcySsvii\ J-bos. Attwell, brickyard labourer, „ k a man was 011 Sunday evening aterj TOa^ been drowned. He went into the °ticed a u assistance got the body out. He Iced rt r* return^ oa the deceased's forehead.—The a>8edln! a./erdict to the effect that the 'he Ponfoo a°ci(^entally thrown from his bicycle eii received8 Bridge, and died from injuries Thick's -R I- ~~—_■ kick's £ owder, Pure and Wholesome. j> r,wiek's powder, Entirely free from alum. 0rWiok'8 B«t;Dg 5°^er, Largest sale in the world, j ng Powder, Best that money can buy. PARLIAMENTARY ITEMS. The House of Lords met again on Tuesday for the first time after the Easter recess. A question was asked about the Swaziland negotiations, and some Bills were read a first time. The debate on the second reading of the Home Rule Bill occupies almost ths whole of the time of the House of Commons. The division will take place this (Friday) evening or to-morrow. Mr. Rees-Davies gave notice in the House of Commons on Tuesday night that on an early day he would call attention to the modes adopted and the undue influences resorted to by the clergy and others to obtain signatures to petitions against the Welsh Church Suspensory Bill. MEETING OF WELSH MEMBERS. Mr. Stuart Rendel presided over a well-attended meeting of the Welsh members which was held on Tuesday afternoon in London. A report was presented by the sub-committee appointed some time ago in view of the appointment of the Land Commission, and it was agreed that steps should be taken in order to secure a fair and adequate representation of the case of the tenants before the commission. As requests have been received for speakers to reply to speeches made at various Church defence meetings in England against the Suspensory Bill, arrangements were sanctioned to initiate a campaign in England to the extent, at least, of supplying speakers where invitations are received for such and from local associations of leaders of recognised standing.