LOCAL AND DISTRICT. Papur Pawb for this week contains an excellent cabinet half-tone portrait of Mr. Robert Roberts, J.P., the new chairman of the Llandudno Urban District Council, as well as a sketch of his life. The Great Western Railway advertise cheap excursions to run to Chester, en Cap Day-May StJa-from Corwen, Llangollen, and other stations. Particulars of week-end excursions, etc., are now issued in pamphlet form. At the meeting of the Llandudno and Vale of Conway Teachers' Association, on Saturday last, a letter was read from Mr. H. Lewis, F.G.S., of Llangollen, thanking the members of the district for the support he had received in the recent contest, which resulted in his being elected a member of the Executive of the National Union of Teachers. In the "final" for the English Cup, decided at Buruden Park, Bolton, on Saturday, in favour of Tottenham Hotspur, who defeated Sheffield United by three goals to one, the victory was won with the assistance of five Scotsmen, three Welshmen, and an Irishman. The Ruabon miners having decided to rejoin the North Wales Miners' Federation, a ballot was taken at the respective collieries on Friday as to the advisability of winding up the Rhos Miners' Union, with which they are affiliated, and distribu- ting the funds- (amounting- to about £ 2,500) amongst the members. The result of the ballot Was declared on Saturday, as follows -In favour, 858 against, 124 majority, 734. Mr. Osmond Williams, the successor of Mr. Thomas Ellis in the representation of Merioneth- shire, on Monday evening made his maiden speech in Parliament, in the form of a protest against she tax on sugar as an imposition on the food of poorer classes. Apart from the grace that is always accorded to new members, Mr. Osmond Williams Sained the attention of the house by the obvious linoerity of his appeal and the happy manner in which he delivered his speech. On sitting down he was cordially applauded from both sides of the Bouse. A serious accident occurred at the Dee Side Quarry, Glyadyfrdwy, en Friday morning. Richard Evans, a native of Glynceiriog, had the three middle fingers of his laft hand so badly crushed by a fall of rock that it was found necessary to remove him to the Cottage Hospital, at Llangollen, where the injured fingers were removed by Drs. R. and F. Drinkwater. The injured man also suffered from depression of the skull, and was detained in the Hospital. The Earl of Powis, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., and Colonel Pryce-Wynn, M.P., have been vice-presidents of the newly-formed London "•lsh Conservative and Unionist Association. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., after attending the meeting of the Denbighshire County ^otincil at Denbigh on Friday, paid a visit to Cefn, Asaph, returning to Wynnstay on Friday to Ooblplete arrangements far the forthcoming training 2* the Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire Imperial **oiaanry at Wynnatay this month. It is stated that the Treasury has commissioned *r. Gwwaogfryu Evans to prepare a general'eata- Welsh Manusoripts for the Government, sue ubrarie»sin England, where such manuscripts are perserved, will be visited for the purpose of the work. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Welsh Board at Shrewsbury, last week, a letter was receieved from the clerk to the Gover- nors of Llangpllen County School, with reference to the meeting of the Board which is to be held at Llangollen on Friday, May 17th, and it was arranged that the Board should meet at Llangollen on the evening of the 16th of May, and that the Board should meet at 11 o'olock a.m. on the 17th of May. While Jesse Morris (38), a collier, was at work at the Brynkinallt Colliery, en Tuesday, a chain broke and released a tub, which struck Morris on the head, and caused some internal injuries. He ^»s removed in the Chirk ambulance to the Oswestry Cottage Hospital, where he received care- -*ol attention at the hands of Dr. Beresford and the nursing staff. He is in a critical atate. -+- The Council of the Powysland Club, of which the Earl of Powis is president and Archdeacon Ahomas chairman, have decided to petition the JpBg recognise the historic position of the principality of Wales in the Royal Arms, an enjoyed during the reign of His Majesty's •^Qdor predecessors. Failing that, they prayed that *■ Majesty will be pleased to order the Arms of fk Pri*cipality to be duly inserted in the Arms of •a# Prince of Wales on the revival of that title. We are desired to draw the attention of our re*ders to an announcement regarding the Llan- gollen Flower Show appearing in another column, date fixed for the event is Thursday, August ^yth, and the schedules will be published in a few In addition to the classes hitherto open to onapetitors, it has been decided to somewhat ^tend the scope of the enterprise, and prizes win be offered for honey, bread, dressed fowls, and • -+-- At the annual meeting of the Oswestry ^grieultural Society, on Wednesday, Mr. F. K. ^ainwarning was unanimously elected president Tlf eB8U^nff year and Mr. Lee vice-president, la f showed that the society begun *5 with an adverse balance of over £ 16, and a ore^ife balance of oVer £ 39, over J P having been given away in prizes. It was cided hold the next shew at Ellesmere on September 10, and the secretary (Mr. field) announced the receipt of £ 150 as don- for special prizes.
VOLUNTEER NEWS. 11 COMPANY 1ST V.B.R.W. FUSILIERS. COMPANY ORDERS. 1901* ^°r Saturday, 11th May, lueaday, 7 45 p.m., company drill. Thursday, 2 p.m., class firing. Saturday, 2 p.m., class firing. „ 8 p.m. company entertain local °lnnfceers from the front at the Grapes Hotel. On Tsr NOTICE. coOJT> ^n98<^aJ or Thursday next there will be a KOME NF Parade, every member to attend, to welcome Africa *ooa* volunteers returning from South no^ce will he posted at the Armoury as WW1 time and date of parade. bands will be in attendance. Y order, (Signed) J. E. GKIFFITHS, capt., llangollen, May 2nd, 1901, CommandinS H ComPan7-
THE RETURN OF THE VOLUN- TEERS. HOW THEY ARE TO BE WELCOMED HOME. URBAN COUNCIL APATHETIC. As we stated a fortnight ago the five volunteers from South Africa who, for upwards of twelve months have been taking their share of the hard work and hard knocks in South Africa, are expected to arrive at Southampton on Tuesday next. From there they will entrain with the remainder of the company for Wrexham. Here they will go into barracks; and may not be disbanded for some days. Arrangements, however, have been made for entertaining the company to a dinner at Wrexham, on the night of their arrival, at which the commanding officer will be supported by the chief officers of the company. For the following evening Captain Griffiths, in command of the H. (Llangollen) Company, has made an application with a view to securing the attendance of the five local men at a dinner, to which they will be invited as his guests. This, in view of the hesitation of the Urban Council to move in the matter, he is now organizing. The services of the Glyndyfrdwy brass band have been secured, and they. together with the local bugle band, will meet the men on their arrival at the railway station and precede them to the Hand Hotel, where it is anticipated that a representative company will be assembled to greet them, many of the leading residents of the town and neighbourhood having come forward to supplement Captain Griffiths's efforts. After the dinner, and the post prandial speeches, the evening will be devoted to harmony, and no effort will be neglected to indicate that the loyal inhabitants of Llangollen thoroughly appreciate the gallant manner in which Col.-Sergt. Selby, Corporal W. H. Hughes, Lce-Corpl. George Hughes, Private Robert Jones and Private E. Green have, with others, served their King and Country on veldt and kopje in South Africa. Whilst the majority of the Urban Council appear to see difficulties in the way of organizing a celebration, which they fear pledges them, in some sort, to acquiescence in the policy that has brought about the war, a minority opposes the view which the greater number have so far taken of the matter, and would like to have seen the duty of maintaining the credit of their native town in this matter, which has devolved upon Capt. Griffiths and others, taken up by the official representatives of the ratepayers. The following correspondence, however, shows that any movement in this direction was not to be hoped for, and forms the Captain's justification for stepping into the breach :— (COPY.) April 27th, 1901. To the Chairman of the Urban District Council. Dear Sir.-Re return of local voiunteers from the front. I gather from the Llangollen Advertiser that it was suggested at a meeting of the Urban District Council some few weeks back that the Council should take this matter in hand as representing the town. As the time is now short I shall be greatly obliged if you will kindly inform me whether the Council intend moving, otherwise as the officer in Command of the H. Company I should wish to take the necessary steps to ensure the men a fitting welcome.—Yours faith- fulfy, J. E. GRIFFITHS, Capt. Commanding H. Company. To this the following reply was received on Tuesday, 30th ult :— (COPY.) Dear Mr. Griffiths,-re Volunteers. I beg to state that I have made enquiry and fir.d this matter has not been brought before the Council up to Saturday last. However, if you are satisfied that there is a desire in the town to hold a public meeting to consider the question I, or the vice-chairman, will agree to call a meeting conditionally that you send us a requisition signed by a dozen respectable tradesmen; but please understand that the future work as to the conduct of the meeting will rest with you. This is the way I acted the time before.—Yours faithfully, WILLIAM COWARD. April 29th, 1901. In this connection we re-print the following extract from our report of the meeting of the Urban District Council, of December 4th, when, it will be remembered, a statement was promul- gated, which subsequently turned out to be incorrect, that the men would reach England before Christmas :— THE RETURNING VOLUNTEERS. Mr. B. Roberts asked what steps the Council pro- posed to take with a view to welcoming the local volunteers on their return from the front.—Mr. Parry An application to the chairman of the Council to take some steps will be the proper course.-The chairman said if it were a town celebration he should say the chairman of the Council should make the arrangements; and when they knew the volunteers were on their way they might call a public meeting.— The clerk: In reference to that I should like to make a suggestion. I think it is due to them for what they have done for their Queen and Country that we should have a roll of honour placed in the Assembly Rooms with the names and dates and particulars of service. Bearing on the matter, Capt. J. E. Griffiths addresses the following letter to the Advertiser :— (COPY.) Sir,-It seems only right that a fitting welcome should be extended to the members of the local Volunteer Company who are now on their way from South Africa. The above letters speak for them- selves, and I leave the public to judge whether in view of the evident reluctance of the Council to make a move, I am justified in my decision to undertake the entire responsibility connected with the arrange- ments, full particulars of which appear in your columns of to-day. It is not, we are assured, the intention that the recollection, of their welcome home shall be a transient matter so far as the returning volunteers are concerned. A fund is to be raised, to which every householder will have a chance of subscrib- ing, with a view to presenting each of the quintette with a substantial piece of plate-a silver goblet or salver bearing an appropriate inscription, and in this connection, may we suggest, there are other local men who have served, or are serving, at the front whose services should not be overlooked. Other arrangements for their welcome include a supper at the" Grapes" Hotel to which, we understand, they will be entertained by the members of H" Company, on the Saturday evening following their arrival. We subjoin a. few extracts showing what other towns are doing in this respect The Welsh Volunteer Service Company, who arrived at Cardiff on Monday, attended a thanks- giving servioe at Llandaff Cathedral on Tuesday, aad were subsequently entertained to luncheon by the mayor. The Swansea men were welcomed on Taesdayby the mayor at the Free Library, and entertained to dinner on Wednesday. TaB bridge Wells was decorated on Tuesday night in honour of the return of the Volunteers. The men are to get silver watches, subscribed for by the townspeople, and they will shortly be entertained at a public gathering. The Camborne contingent of Cornish Volunteers were enthusiastically welcomed at the station by the district council. Preparations are being made at Shrewsbury to give the home-coming Shropshire Voluatser Service Company a hearty welcoma on its arrival at the county town, which, it is expected, will be on Tuesday next. The Company numbering 93 of all ranks, which is under the command of Lieut. Head, left Cape Town by the Government transport Formosa on April 10, and is due to arrive at Southampten on May 7, at the same time as the Llangollen men. The Mayor and Corporation will attend at the railway station to receive Lieut. Head and his men a processioll will afterwards be formed in the station yard, and will march to the General Market where the men will leave their equipments, have a wash, and then march to St. Chad's Church. After a brief service, the parade will be re-formed and march to the Corn Exchage, where dinner will be provided for the guests, over which the Mayor will preside. Scenes of rejoicing were witnessed at Nortllwieh, Wiasford, and Hartford on Tuesday night on the the return of the local contingents of the Cheshire Volunteers Service Company from the front. The men have spent fourteen months in South Africa, and took part in Lord Roberta' great advance and several engagements. At each station the soldiers were met by Volunteer companies, bands, officials, and crowds. Remarkable enthusiam prevailed in Stockport on Tuesday night when the local men returned home from the front. Shortly before seven o'clock a procession headed by the Mayor of Stoskport, (Councillor A. Johnson), wearing his chain of offioe, the Town Clerk, and members of the Coporation, and including the local detachment of the 4th V.B. C.R., with the band of the regiment, was formed, and marched to the station. Thousands lined the approaehes, and as the train steamed in the cheering was deafening. Of the six Runcorn Volunteers who have served fourteen months at the front, two—Private Timmins and Chadwick-have obtained lucrative situations in South Africa. The other four were welcomed home on Tuesday evening. They were met at the railway station by the F and G Companies and the band of the 2nd Cheshires, and marched through the erowded streets of cheering spectators to the Town Hall, where Mr. W. Handley, vice-chairman of the Council, made a nioe little speech. Thenee through the chief thoroughfares to the Drill Hall, where Captain Ashton dismissed the mea. The men are to be entertained to dinner, and other recognitions of their services to the nation are projected. The names of the six men are inscribed on a brass plate in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, and their portraits, in photographic group, have been placed on the wall. Birmingham gave an uproarious welcome on Tues- day evening to the members of the local Volunteer forces returned from the front. The men, nearly a hundred in number, were met at the railway station by a fall parade of Artillery and Rifle Volunteers, and passed through the densely-crowded and gaily- decorated streets to the Council House, where the Lord Mayor and Corporation gave the returned warriors, who looked exceedingly fit, a cordial welcome, and subsequently entertained them to dinner. Later in the evening they were further entertained by their comrades at the Drill Hall. Early on Friday morning the let Active Service Company of the Border regiment, just returned from South Africa, arrived at Carlisle, the head- quarters of the company, and were accorded a most enthusiastic welcome. At the Drill Hall the men were entertained to breakfast by the Mayor, and at eight o'clock they had a public reception accorded to them by the Mayor and Corporation in front of the Town Hall. They subsequently attended a short thanksgiving service at the Cathedral, and afterwards proceeded to the Castle, where they will be granted a short f arlough,pending their discharge. Arrangements have also been made for a public welcome to the different detachments of the com- pany on their arrival at Penrith, Brampton, Workington, Appleby and other plaoes in the two counties.
CORRESPONDENCE. [WB do notiioldourselvesresponsiblo for the opinions of our correspondents.—BB.I THE ADVERTISING OF LLANGOLLEN. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir.-The question has been raised time after time, but nothing has ever been done to effectively bring home to the holiday making public in the large indus- trial centres ofLancashire and theMidlands the natural advantages we possess to enable them to pass an enjoyable and health-giving holiday. Other towns with not half the attractions we have, are continually thrusting before the public the advantages of their respective resorts, and make an effort to enter- tain the numbers that visit them, but here in Llangollen we are content let them find us out themselves as best they can. At New Brighton, on Easter Monday, over 50,000 people paid for admission into the Tower and Grounds, while our streets were empty and deserted. Of course the weather was to a considerable extent answerable for this, but it would be quite reasonable to expect that did the people know that provision had been made for their shelter and entertainment should the weather preve unfavourable the number that braved the elements on that day would have been quadrupled. We shall, I hope, when the Local Government Board have sanctioned the loan for the covering of the Smithfield, be in a position to offer them shelter, so that all that will remain to be done will be to provide for their amusement, and let them know it. Drive it into them,in season and out of season, that they will find as much or more enjoyment in Llangollen as in any other holiday resort in the kingdom. The outlay would not be very great, aad, from the success advertising has proved to other towns, the returns would be cent per oent at a moderate estimate. If some well-known tradesman would take the initiative and convene a meeting to consider the question I am convinced he would be loyally supported by everyone who has the interest of the town at heart.-Yours truly, A. R. H.
+ DRUIDS' FOOTBALL PLAYER INJURED. BENSON'S LEG BROKEN. The Druids closed the season on Saturday, when they visited Dudley, and sustained defeat by 2 to 0 in a Birmingham League match. About half an hour after the commencement Benson, the Druid's right wing, collided with the Dudley goalkeeper, with the result that Bauson had a leg broken. He was conveyed to the Dudley hospital, where he now lies. A collection, taken on the ground for the sufferer, realised j65 133., and his companions generously made it up to about £ 6 10s.
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LLANGOLLEN PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY.—Before Capt. Best, R.N. (Chairman), J. C. Ed wards,J. Darlington, and F. E. Rooper,Esqrs. LICENSING. The license of tho Glyn Valley Hotel was trans- ferred from Jane Alice Burrows to Miss Angharad Jones. A temporary transfer had been granted at the previous Sessions, and there was no objeotion to this being coRnrmed.—The license of the Sun Inn, Llangollen, was transferred to Henry Roberts from Edward Roberts. Deputy-Chief Jones elicited the fact that defendant held one license at Rhos but, he stated, they were taking his house down there, and he would only hold it until the demoli- tion of the premises. On this understanding the transfer was granted for three months.—The license of the Rockman's Arms was transferred to Emma Jones, whose husband, now dead, had previously held it.—The whole of the licenses for explosives were renewed, a new one being taken out by Messrs. Roberts aud Maginnis under Division A. A HARD CASE. Hugh Jones, an eld and highly-respected resident in Llantysilio parish, was charged with having, on and during December and January, at that parish, carried away a quantity of bricks and a drain pipe, the property of Capt. Best, R.N., who, during the hearing of the case, retired from the bench.— Defendant, who elected to be dealt with summarily, was represented by Mr. Foulkes-Jones (Llangollen), Mr. Ll. Kenrick (Ruabon) appearing for the prose- cution.—Mr. Kenrick said defendant was charged with having taken this property from Capt. Beat's land at the end of December last and at the beginning of January. Since the summons had been taken out Capt. Best had considered all the circumstances of the case, the age of the defendant and his previous good character, and taking all these into consideration he did not propose, with the sanction of their worships, to proceed with the case or to offer any evidence in it. It was quite possible that the defendant might have taken the brieks under a misapprehension, thinking they did not belong to the Capt., or that he did not require them, and they were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.-Mr. Foulkes-Jones, for the defendant said, in reference to withdrawing the case, it was a serious matter for the defendant to be brought before the court, and he and his witnesses would, were it gone into, be able to satisfy their worships that there was not the slightest suspicion of his having committed a felonious action. The pipe and the few brieks alluded to were in a hole considered to be a kind of refuse place, and defendant would tell them, if he were to go into the box, that he had really a bona- fide idea the things had been abandoned by Capt. Best, and he believed what he was doing was in no sense of the words a felonious aot. If Capt. Best desired to withdraw the charge he thought, in justice to the defendant, it should be stated that he left the Court without aay taint or suspicion apoR his character. He was 73 years of age, and during the whole of the period he had lived in the parish he had never had anything brought against him before. He was a most respeetable farmer, and bore the highest oharacter in the district where he resided. —Mr. Kenrick: We desire to give defendant the benefit of the doubt, for it is impossible to say what was passing in his mind when he took the brieks. We do not offer any evidence, and make no aspersion on his character. Circumstances have come to the knowledge of Capt. Best which justify him in taking the oourse suggested to your worships.—Mr. Foulkes-Jones: Then your worships will dismiss the case.—Mr. Kenrick: You can only dismiss after hearing evidence therefore we desire to withdraw. The case was dismissed. GROSS CASE OF CRUELTY TO A COW. HOW TUBBRCULOSIS IS SPREAD. Three drivers, one of whom has, since the offence was committed, joined the Anglesey Militia, in the uniform of which body he appeared, were charged at the instanee of the R.S.P.C.A. (represented by Inspector Blake Jones) with having grossly ill- treated a cow at Llangollen, on March 12th, by driving the same whilst in an unfit state. The names of the defendants are Samuel Thomas, Isaac Rowlands, and Thomas Parry, the two first-named hailing from Wrexham, and the latter being the militiaman.—Inspector Blake Jones said he would like te bring the circumstances of the ease forcibly before the notice of the bench as it contained elements of great public importance. The evidence would show that Parry, who was a drover, on March 12th purchased, at public auction in Llangollen Smithfield, a cow which was, at the time, in a very advanced stage of tuberculosis; and, finding that the other two defendants were driving a number of animals through to Wrexham, he persuaded then to take this cow along with them. It was seen on the bridge scarcely able to walk by Sergt. Wyse, who remonstrated with defendants upon what they were doing. Later on it was seen at Trevor, and the two defendants who were driving the animals stated that Parry told them if it "got down" they were to do the best they could with it. The animal "got down" and defendants were seen thrashing it.. Afterwards he examined the animal and found it in an advanced stage of consumption. Parry was told that the animal was down in the road and he left it until Friday, when it was killed by the knacker's man. Perhaps, in cases of this kind, they might not get at the people who were really responsible; but the eow was sent to market in a float, and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred in which this was done animals were meant for human food. It was a universal opinion that food of this kind created consumption and this was the only means they had of getting hold of these people. The law does not touch cows suffering from tuberculosis at present, although they hoped it might soon do so and this was the only way they had of ventilating opinions on the matter in public.—Sergt. Wyse said on Tuesday, 12th ult., he saw the three defendants driving cattle down Castle-street. Among them was an old cow that appeared scarcely able to walk, and they had to thrash it to get it to go on. He thought the cattle were going to the Railway Station or he should have considered it to be his duty to stop them. The same night, in consequence of a complaint he had received, he went to Trevor and, at the third mile stone, he saw the same cow in a field with a Smithfield label on it. It appeared to have been very much cut about the hind quarters, the skin had been fairly cut off, the legs were swollen, and there were other injuries. Parry had been driving it with a knotted cane which was not a fit instru- ment to have used.—Parry admitted having bought the cow for 10s. at Llangollen Market.—Mrs. Lucy Parry, of Australia-terrace, Trevor, said that on March 12th she saw two of the defendants beating a cow at the bottom of the hill. She had her child with her. They were beating the animal cruelly, and she afterwards saw it lying in a ditch.— Inspector Blake Jones said that on Wednesday, March 13th, in consequence of complaints he received, he went to Trevor, and saw the animal ia the last stages of tuberculosis. He got it up from the ground with great difficulty. Its body was covered with wounds, and the legs were swollen enormously. Witness saw defendants at Wrexham and on Friday tke knacker's man came and the animal was destroyed. He saw Thomas and Rowlands and they told him Parry bought the animal for ten shillings. They asked him what they were to do if the animal "got down on the road, and they were told to leave it. The cow was totally unfit to go anywhere.—The chairman said the beneh considered the case to be a most brutal one. Parry would be fined 30s. and costs, and Samuel Thomas and Isaac Rowlands each 5a. and costs, with the option of a month's imprisonment in the first case, and fourteen day's imprisonment in the other two. Defendants, who were unable to "raise the wind," went down to Surewsbury. THE BACCHANALS. Edward Pearce, 65, Chirk Green, was charged by P.C. Williams with having been drunk and disorderly at Chirk, and having made use of disf usting language. He was fined 5«. and costs.— John Owens, collier, Vron, for having been drunk at Llangollen, on Mareh 10th, was fiaed 16s. 6d. including costs. P.C. H. Jones proved the ease.— Thomas Roberts, collier, Chirk Green, was charged with having been disorderly and refusing to quit licensed premilile8 on March 25th.—John Blakemore said he was requested by Mr. Griffiths, on the date in question, to ask defendant to go out of the house which he had. been forbidden. He refused to do so and witness had to summon an officer to turn him out. Defendant had baen told that he was not to come to the house but he persisted in doing so.— P.C. Williams said that on March 25th he was called to the "Hand" Hotel to eject the prisoner. He as ouce assumed a fighting attitude and used very bad language and he had soma diffisulty in getting him to leave. He might say he was called five times, to do the same thing, on the same day. He was drunk the last time witness eaw him.—The chairman said the defendant evidently was making himself a nuisance in the house. This he could not be permitted to do. He must pay a fine 10s and costs.—Richard Edwards, for having been. drunk in Mill-street, on April 14th, was fined 7s. 6d. and costs, P.C. Parry proving the case.—For having been drank at Llangollen, on April 7th, Arthur Bailey was fined 5s. and costs, P.S. Wyse preferring the oharge.-A very hard case was one in which Mr. Jaokson, a well-known and highly respected farmer was fined 28. 6d. and oosts. He came into the town on Good Friday to bring some goods from the "Bridge End" Hotel, calling about twenty minutes before opening time. Seeing the bars full of customers (travellers) and forgetting, for the time being, the provisions for Good Friday, he called for a glass of beer, with which he was served, on the supposition that he was a traveller. P.C. H. Jones looked in at the time and a summons was the result. WHERE THE STEAM ROLLER MUST NOT ROLL. William Coathup, was charged with having driven a locomotive over the New Bridge, contrary to the bye-laws of the County Council, and the offence having been proved he was ordered to pay 5s. and costs 14s. 6d. in all.
JN D&EMORIAM. THE LATE MISS HUMPHREYS. A cloud of sadness was cast over Corwen on Monday morning when it became known that Miss Annie Humphreys, the only unmarried daughter of Mrs. Humphreys an old resident of the town, and of the late Mr. W. Humphreys, had passed away. Miss Humphreys, who was 37, lived with her mother at the Queen bakery, and had practically the sole control of the business. On Friday after- noon she complained of being unwell, but as she occasionally suffered from bilious headaches nothing serious was apprehended. She retired to rest early, and on Saturday morning became alarm- ingly ill. Her medical attendant (Dr. Walker) was sent for, and he did all that medical skill could do. Early in the afternoon, however, she became unconscious, and Dr. White was called in in consul- tation. Miss Humphreys never recovered con- sciousness, and passed away at 11 30 on Monday morning. The immediate cause of death was inflammation of the brain and paralysis. Miss Humphreys was muoh affected by the sudden death of her brother, which took place six months ago. Miss Humphreys was a general favourite throughout the town and district. She was an active member of the Corwen Philharmonic Society.
LUNACY IN NORTH WALES. REDUCTION IN THE YEAR. Dr. Llewelyn Cox, the medical superintendent of the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum. has prepared a very exhaustive report on the state of lunacy in North Wales and matters connected with the treatment of insane persons. It appears that 171 oases were admitted to the Denbigh Asylum during 1900, and of this number 135 were first admissions. Of the 171 admitted 78 were males and 93 females. The total number of patients in the Asylum at the end of the year was 717, viz., 358 males and 359 females. This shows a reduction of four as compared with the correspond- ing period of the year before, which was the highest number attainable in the history of the Asylum. The average number of resident patients, however, was 724 for the year, as against 714 in 1899. With those boarded in other institutions, the total number of patients under treatment was 892, an increase of 31 as compared with 1899. Dealing with the causes of insanity Dr. Cox says that the clinical history of the admissions for the past year indicated the predominating influence of hereditary predisposition and the existence of previons attaeke as the chief causes of insanity. Inherited insanity oould be traced to 20 per cent of the male, and 36 per cent of the female admissions. The percentage of reeoveries was 46.25. a poroportion which compared very favourably with that of the preceding year, viz., 35.40. The mortality amongst the patients during the year was 71, or a percentage of 7.95.
OVERSEERS' MEETING. LLANGOLLEN RURAL PARISH. An Overseers' Meeting was held at the Offioe, Green Lodge, on Saturday, to make a rate for the current half year's expenses of the Parish of Llan- gollen Rural. Mr. Richard Evans, Mr. George Blake, Mr. Edwin M. Edwards, Mr. John Roberts, Mr. Griffith Owens, and Mr. Samuel Morton, atsistant overseer, were present. The following precepts were laid 1901. 1900. Peor Rate £ 832 Corresponding half £ 322 School Board 328 -1 292 Rural D. Council.. 33 11 33 Ditto, Highways.. 160 11 127 Speeial Expenses.. — g Parish Council 24 „ Overseers' Expenses 11 1, 84 961 866 The increase of the rateable value in the Rural, Parish since last year is £ 544. It was agreed that a rate of 2s. 4d. in the 4 be made to meet the abovo precept. The list of empty houses was examined and allowed. The meeting then terminated. LLANGOLLEN URBAN PARISH. A vestry was held at the Overseer's Office, Board Room, on Thursday, to make a rate for the necessary relief of the poor, School Board, and other business. Mr. W. Pencerdd Williams was elected chairman. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. Mr. Samuel Morton, assistant overseer, produced the following precepts :— 1901. 1900. Corwen Union £ 459 Corresponding half £ 443 School Board 435 „ 389 Overseers'expenses 93 93 987 The assistant overseer reported an increase of £ 470 in the rateable value of the pariah since last year. It was unanimously agreed that a rate of Is. 9d. in the £ ba made to meet the current half year's expenses. A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings.
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