CORWEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. At the fortnightly meeting of the Corwen Board of Guardians, on Friday, there were present Mr. B. R?ea (vice-chairman) in the chair; Mr. John Edwards, Mr. R. R. Roberts Mr John Edwards, Mr. John Roberts, Mr. Hugh Jones, Mr. R. O. Rooerts, Mr. E. R. Owen, Mr John Hughes. Mr. W. E. Williams, Mr. Thos. O wen Hon. Mrs. Eien, Mr. W. Williams, Mr. Owen Evan", Mr. David Jones, Mr. William Parry, Mr. John Williams. Mrs. Martha M. Richards, Mr. Samuel Lioyd, and Mr. D. W. Roberts, with the clerk (Mr John Evans.) THE CHAIRMAN Mr. H. Rees said that he was sure it would be a source of satisfaction to the members generally to know that the reason their Chairman' was absent was because he was qualifying as a Justice of the Peace for Denbighshire, at Wrexham. RESCUE Work, The Clerk read a communication in which it is stated that, at the North Wales Poor Law Confer- ence a paper was read by Miss E. Champness on the treatment of young mothers in Workhouses, and arising out of the discussion that followed it was decided that steps should be taken to form some voluntary organization to conduct rescue work amongst young mothers in North Wales and the various Boards of Guardians were invited to appoint lady members to this Committee. The Corwen Board of Guardians unanimouslv decided to appoint the Hon. Mrs. Eden to attend"the con- ference. mi m AGRICUjr'Tul'AL RATES ACT. lhe Clerk reported that £ B60 10S. 3d. had been paid to the treasurer by the Local Government Board as grant under the Agricultural Rates Act. CORRUPT PRACTISES. The Clerk stated that; he had received a copy of the Prevention of Corruption Act, which defined as misdemeanours various forms of trans- actions in which agents may be concerned and, by Sub-Section 3, a person acting uson anv Corpora- tion or Board of Guardians was' an agent within the meaning of the Act.-The Clerk was instructed to obtain copies of the Act for the use of members. There was no other business of public impor- tance.
SIR THEODORE MARTIN'S ADVICE, COMPLIMENTS LLANGOLLEN AUTHORITIES AND INDICATES DEFECTS. Prior to leaving Llangolleu on Saturday, at the termination of his summer period of residence at Bryntysilio, on his return to London, Sir Theodore Martin, in conversation with a correspondent, said he had been much impressed during recent years by the steady growth in the improvements made in Llangollen, which was a very different place to-day from what it was when he first knew it very many years ago. He was particularly struck by the great change for the better that had been made in the Town Hall. He was able to compare its acoustic properties in its improved form with those that existed in the past, when the late Lady Martin and other notable elocutionists appeared on the stage there. Apart from the structural im- provements, which are of so striking a character as to earn for the Urban District Council the loud praisa of this distinguished authority, the altera- tions that have so admirably adapted it for public meetings, and all gatherings, particularly im- pressed him. Then the laying out of the town, the lighting of tlia streets, and the provision of a constant water supply, even though something might still be desirable in some of these directions, and would, doubtless, be achieved in course of time, were very pleasant to contemplate. There were, however, many directions in which attention might still be profitably turned and, as an instanee of what ha meact, he alluded to the pathway leading up from tha Abbey-road to the walk along the Shropshire Ulrica Canal at Borwyn, which he described aa absolutely the most beautiful walk in England, Sir Theodore said he had on many occasions complained of the condition in which this footpath was kept. With its treacherous surface it was far from safe for elderly people to traverse and the expenditure of a very few pounds would greatly improve matters. This was the kind of improvement which might be effected, even at times when high rates were complained of, with- out serious embarrassment and wliich, when carried out, would add very materially to the attractive- ness of the place so far as visitors and residents were concerned,
CRISP' & CREAMY.
PUPIL TEACHER SYSTEM. A DISTURBING ELEMENT. Oti Wed a es lay. a", a meeting of the Governors of the Wrexham Cjunty Schools, the Rev. E. K, Jones, of Bryinbo. complained tbit the education, of pupil teach-rs was a disturbing eleoneat in the work of these schools, which were the largast in North Wales. It might be an advantage'to the finances to have a large number of pupil teachers, but he was of opinion t',Ht it was quite impossible in the schools to give pupil teachers the instruc- tion they required. Mr. Simon Jones thought all scholars from out- side Wales should be charged the full e>:?t of their education—22 guineas and 24 guineas, instead of 7 guineas and 9 guineas, the fees a ).v charged. The nigher education rate in Denbighshire was 2-.d. in tne pound, as against nod nuite 44i. in Cheshire and Shropshire. Mr. Ll: Hugh-Jones protested against the state- ment that they could u give proper instructions to pupil teachers. The Clerk CUr. W. R. Evans) saiJ he was afraid they could no: charge more than 10 guineas to anv pupil under the existing scheme. It was decided to postpjne the further discussion
— + HARVEST. THANKSGIVING SERVICES AT GLYNDYFRDW5T. The Free Churches held united praver m^etin^s on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, whi.h were attended to overflowing. Acldr¡>sses were given by Mr. 11, Pritchard and the Rev. R- Joues-Wiiliams (W.). L'angoUea, and W. Williams (C.M ), Glyndyfrdwy. The collections were for the LiLdn^Oiirfii GoHospital, —Xii £ th.'inls^g'ivincr services were held at St. Thomas's Church on Thursday The church was decorated handsomelvo o6 af™ ™00TQr service was taken by the vicar, at! n'3 n t the lessons were read bv r m „^ttenharn, and the preacher was the 3V/. *-■ ^ediern, Oswestry. At the evening cele- bration the service was again taken by the Vicar, the lessons were read by the Rev. J. S."Jones. Lan- tysilio, and the Rev. E. Davies, vicar of LhullechhL Mr. Da vie was also the preacher. The collections were for the diocesan societies. Mr. W. E. Roberts- choir muster, was at the organ.
LITERATURE, Etc. \Ve have received from the Religious Tract Society their customary parcel of November liter- ature all of which fully maintains the high standard of excellence that has been so established by the famous Bouverie-street House. The Sunday at Home, comprising 128 pages, is the first part of a new volume. It is fully and splendidly illus- trated and contains, as its outstanding features complete stories by Ian Maclaren and S. R. Crockett' The Or iris Own Paper is as full as ever of in- teresting reading, and there is not a dull paa'e in the number. A new serial, "All Play and No NVork," by Ljdv Danboyne, starts in the number which is also the first of a volume. ft is one of the striking signs of the times, when the market is flooded with sensational literature which we are assured is but the legitimate answer to a clamant demand, that the Boys' Own Paper is able, year by year, not only to retain its hold upon the public taste but to increase it. The November number is one of the best parts of this monthly with a pur- pose that has so far reached as. Its contents are interesting, instructive and amusing: and whilst it is precisely the kind of literature that every healthy minded boy must appreciate, there is no attempt made in its pages to pander to morbid sensationalism. Other numbers that reach us from the sama firm are the Cottager and Artisan, The, Child's Oo mpa niaitf atrd JPfieKdly- 6h"eetings.
» A PROMISSORY NOTE, OATH AGAINST OATH AT WREXHAM. Oa Wednesday, at Wrexham County Court, before Judge Moss, a remarkable case was heard. It was an action by the Pride of Vron Lodge, near Wrex. him, against David Edwards, a collier, of Yron„ near Wrexham, for the sum of £31 15s., money lent and interest. Mr. J. Hoplev Pierce represented the lodge, and Mr. Dawbarn defended. The plaintiffs" case was that the defendant bought a piece of land and secured a loan of £ 150 to build two houses. This he obtained through a Thomas Smith, who was then secretary of the Pride of Vron Lodge. An additional £ 50 was found to be required, and this, with the interest, was the money in dispute. The defendant saw Smith, and he obtained the money from the Loyal Cambrian Lodge, Pentre Bronghton. This was* in 1S89, and interest on this additional £ 50 had been regularly paid by the defendant, as well as the interest for the £ 150. Last year the Loval Cambrian Lodge pressed for their £:)(1, The de- fendant could not raise it, and Smith arranged for the loan to be trausferred to the Pride of Vron Lodge, of which he was secretary. The defendant placed his cross to a promissory note for this 650 Smith was called and cross-examined. Mr, Dawbarn I put it to you, Smith, that yon have been in serious difficulties on of money missing, and that you h tve served a term of of imprisonment for it ? The Witness I don't see what that has -rot to do with this case. I have paid the penalty and suffered for what I did. Well, we suggest that you made this promissory note yourself and that no one else had anything to do with it. It is all in your hand-writing, with a cross on it. Smith stoutly maintained that the defendant placed his cross on the note, and that he knew alL about it. Do you admit it was a most improper thing and against the rules to lend money on a note of hand ? Mr. Pierce I will admit it." Smith We took defendant to be an honest man. and lent him the money to do him a good turn. The defendant was then called, arid denied hav» ing ever put his cross on the promissory note produced, nor had he ever done so on any note. The Judge It is oath against oath. The defendant, in cross-examination, admitted that he had paid interest on a loan of £30 for six years. The Judge Why l The defendant: I paid it in ignorance, I had such a high opinion of Smith tbat I paid him what; he asked me. The present secretary of the lodge and the trustees were called by Mr. Pierce, and these stated that defendant had been interviewed about the £5Œ standing in the books against him, and he was shown the note with his cross on. He told them he did not think it was his, but added that Íls had signed many documents for Smith. He did not deny owing the money, but doubted whether it was due to the lodge or Smith. His Honour said that the suggestion by the de- fence was that Smith, having been sent to prison, could be guilty of anything. But here Smith's veracity was borne out by overwhelming evidence- There was the payment of the interest on the money and the further statements of the defendant to the trustees. He couid not understand the defendant going into the box and denying that he had put his cross to the document. He gave judg- ment for the plaintiffs for Lhe amount claimed, and ordered that the documents presented during the hearing must be left in the handa of the Registrar.
I LOCAL ANO DISTRICT. His Honour Judge Samuel Moss has been placed on the commissiou of the peace for Cheshire. -+-- The estate of Dr. James Pratchett Driukwater, °f Llangollen, has been valued for probate at £ '»,835. Sir Theodore Martin left Bryntysilio, LI an R'en; on Saturday, for his London house in Oasiow-gqaare. Mr. E. G. Hemmerde, M.P., took his seat on the re-opening of the House of Commons on Tues- "ay afternoon. Colonel and Mrs. Corawallis West have ar- rived nt Ruthin Castle from Germany, where they have been on a visit to Prince and Princess Henrv of Pless. v Mr. R. F. Graesser, of Argoed Hall, Vron, Wangollen, Ins presented an organ to St David's Uburch, at Vroucysylltau, near Llangollen, and on ounday morning the organ w»3 formally dedicated the Vicr.r of Llangollen (the Rev, L. D Jenkins). Owing to the unsettled state of the river Dee at rwen, during last week snort has been indifferent, j-is only salmon taken being two, of lOib. and 51b., J^nded by Mr. WaUhsw. The river is bank high, if no more rain falls should be in order by the end of the week. -+- The Bardie Crown of the National Eisteddfod Sf Wales for the year 1895, which was awarded to the eminent Welsh poet, the late Mr. Lewis W. Lewis (Liew Llwyfo), for the best poem ou 11 John, the Beloved Disciple," has been presented to the ^rnarvon Free Library. Several offers from friends of the Eisteddfod esirous of giving pr.zes for competition have al- eaay been received at Llangolien. amongst others ir°n*Mr. R Roberts, C.C., and Mr. B. Jones, of landudno. These, of course, are only the first fops in the approaching shower of donations that "1 soon begin to fall. B Hemmerde, M.P., Mr. Allan H. fight and Mr. A. T. Davies were among those Present at a dinner, to which Sir J. T. Brunnor, th r'-8n^ Evans were entertained, at Liverpool Reform Club on Thursday evening. ,a j f-Qstia Taylor, M.P., was nresent. and respnn- uea to the toast of The Liberal Party." Kpij^e annual harvest thanksgiving services were whiVhat+ oa Monday. The services, th,- u the form of prayer meetings, were tiro?v. i.?U £ day well attended. Each denomina- shir. m,"tbeir 8ervice.3 in their own place of wor- rp P*. j same evening the Rev. Evan Davias, of CbapelW' V0red a sermon at the Nantyr (C.M.) The death was reported, on Monday, of an old lady named Mrs. Ann Hughes, who resided at Tref- ynant, near Ruabon. Mrs. Hughes, who had been ill for nearly two years, was a native of Llandoua near Beaumaris, and was a witness of the wreck of the Royal Charter. Her husband, WIliam Hughes, who died four years ago at the age of 88 years, made several of the coffins for the burial of the drowned crew. lUrs. Hughes was in her nine- tieth year. The Rev. J. Conway Davies, pastor of the fe Baptist Church, Dolywern, lectured on "The Poacher, the king, and the dancing girl," at Ainon j £ aPel on Friday evening. Mr. Alfred T. Davies, j^Qhyfryd, who presided, said it was very agre< 6 to meet members of different denominations 8 an occasion which was neither political nor Parian. (Applau=e.) The lecture was much Ppreciated. Mr. W. Parry, Pandy Bach, proposed V^°fce of thanks to the lecturer, whioh was seconded 2 ilr. Williams, Ty'n-y-mynydd. On the motion p[lecturer a similar compliment was paid the *itman- n ^rota an announcement in our advertising 6 a will be seen that the Public Library ■^evv'Sroom are now open to all ratepayers, and forms for the i^sue of books from the Library f3.^ be obtained from the HOD. Secretaries and ^warian. Efforts are also being made to increase facilities for reading acd recreation, and the Rotary Committee are specially desirous to receive the names of persons interested in the Library j>nd W, Aewsroom who wui volunteer their s-rv-es to superintend the Reacuno--roorr f *=■ hour* a wpp!" riii 5 room tor orie or fwo nours a week, ihese names will be 'o-r^ofnllv received by the Secretaries. 0wrj.iy The death occurred on Monday moraine, a1 EcW6? £ n?6 1Q K,ec°rd-street. Ruthin, of Mr. Bpoo ^olJer^i solicitor, aged fifty-three years. Eor^la- had been C0»fiQed to the house for fi-rv, was fcbe only remaining partner in the 0iv Gi essrs. Lloyd and Roberts, solicitors, the lqft/ Partner, Mr. William Lloyd, having died in deceased gentleman whs one of the of vDg, advooates North Wales, and ao the time to ?i!S ath was tbe Town-clerk of Ruthin, clerk magistrates, registrar of the County Court, er^ to the local governing body of the u"ain County School for Girls. A.lh ^ar'ame ^ai'a Butt's Concert at the Royal Ho H^' ten thousand people gave the re- Wned singer a very w»im welcome on her appearance after serious illness. We notice that c e Was assisted by Miss Edith Evans, and we Dgratulate that young lady upon the chorus of ^,aise she has received. The Times, Daily e egraph, Morning Post, Daily News, Standard s a °thers, write in very glowing terms upon her to*" «fS' un^erstai1^ l^at she sang this week f Stephen Adams," who is writing a special song ivl *Aer for Messrs. Boosey's First Ballad Concert at lti? Queen's Hall. +
COUNTY COURT REFORM, PUNCTUALITY TO BE ENFORCED. Judge Moss, on. Monday, held a special County Urt at Bangor in order to wipe off arrears of "Usiness. "I OWing to the non-arrival of advocates the open- a of the Court, which was timed for 10 45 o'clock, ink- delayed ^or half-an-hour. His Honour, on bis seat, said that he had taken a great deal a to have a special court to clear the list, arwl tended in future to take the list in order, thn- uu*ess the parties interested were present when 0ur eases were called he would strike those cases o' i to 'eave home early to catch the eight clock train at Chester, and on arriving at Bangor was told that the business of the court could not commenced because the parties, who lived in trsf* Immec*iat:e neighbourhood, had missed their M 0f' 80me °ther such excuse. Mr. S. Lycett Lewis, while apologising for his »te arrival, explained that he was under the im- ^essioti that, as usual, the bankruptcy business o«ld have had precedence of ordinary cases. When the first case was called there was no ap- PBarance by the plaintiff. » t *?onour thereupon remarked that his patience as being severely tried and that he had a good OQ to strike the case out. te ^ewis explained that his client had, at his ^Ueat, gone out to serve a subpoena. »«ortly the first oaae wa« taken.
ANOTHER WYNNSTAY FATALITY. CUT IN TWO BETWEEN COG WHEELS. The Wynnytay Colliery has been most un- fortunate, for there have already been nine fatal accidents this year, which is easily a record for the North Wales coalfield. The last of these accidents was investigated on Monday evening, at an inquest upon the body of William George, aged 51, who had been employed as a machine attendant at the Wynnstay Colliery. The evidence showed that on Saturday morning the deceased was engaged oiling some machinery, and he slipped and fell between two big cog wheels and was cut in two. It was thought the deceased was oiling the machinery whilst in motion, which is contrary to the rules. One witness stated that the woodwork about the machinery was slippery owing to frost. He saw deceased slip and fall into the machine, and he at once stopped the engine, but he was too late. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental deatl-i."
« SALE OF THE WIRSWALL HALL ESTATE. On Friday last, at the Victoria Hotel, Whit- church, Messrs. Frank Lloyd and Sons conducted a most successful sale of the above estate for the trustees of the late Mr. R. P. Ethelston. The pro- perty in freehold and very pleasantly situated, about two miles from Whitchurch. There was an exceptionally large company present, and the com- petition was keen. every lot changing hands at a total of £ 18,030- Lots 1 and;) comprising Wirswall Hall with gardens, pleasure grounds, and 16lr., and 28p. was put up at £ 2,000 and at £:000 was soJd to the tenant of loi. 1 (Mr. W. Thorn.) Lot 2, Wirswall Hall Farm, 142 acres in the occupition of Mr. Richard Nunnerley, at a rental of £ 200 started at £ 1,000 and advanced quickly by hundreds to £ 5,500, when it was knock- ed down to Mr. Cooper, of Bieshley. Lot el, Mere Cottage and 19 pasture fields with an area of 8ai acres, 1st at an annual rent of £, 132 10s. OJ., realised £ 3,000 being purchased by Mr. A. J. P. Child, acting on behalf of Mr. II. W. Ethel ton. Lot 5, a freehold accommodation field H.^acre?, occupied by Mr. Nunnerley at a rent of £ 25, was sold at £ 725. Lot 6, a freehold accommodation field of 6 acres, in the occupation of Mr. N annerly at :£10 10s. oj. per annum, realised Z-300. A free- hold accommodation field, 3J acres also accupied by Mr. Mr. Nunnerley at a rental of £ 8, realised £2GO. Lots 5, 6 and 7, were brought by Mr. Jonas, acting on behalf of Mr. Edward Ethelston. Lot 8, a freehold accommodat)ion field situate at Bradalay Green contaiuing 41 acres, let at £10 10s. Od. per 4 annum, was sold to Mr. Lewif, of Quorsiey, at £ 250. The timber was not included in the pur- chase of any of the lots. Messrs. Pembarton, Cope, Eyre, and Co., 5, New Court, Lincolns Inn, London, and Mr. J. M. Etches, Whitchurch, acted as Solicitors to the vendors. »
DENBIGH QUARTER SESSIONS. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn presided over these Sessions, at Wrexham, on Friday. There was a large attendance of magistrates, including Mr. L- M. Jelf Petit, deputy chairman Colonel Corn- wallis West, Sir R. E. Egerton, Colonel Mesham, Colonel Sandbach, and Colonel Hutton. Twenty-five new magistrates were sworn in including Judge Moss, Mr. Joseph Nanson (Llan- gollen), Mr. E. R. Parry (Llangollen), Mr. Hum- phrey Jones (Llangollen), and Mr. Robert Ellis (Llantysilio). DANGEROUS TRAMP. John Bennett, described as a gardener, who had been recently tramping the country, was charged with assaulting a girl named Alice Mary Wills, aged seven, at Liandyrnog, on July 23rd.—The Chairman said that there were three previous convictions against the prisoner for like offences. He was a danger to the country, and must go to prison for eighteen months with hard labour. AN OLD OFFENDER. A collier named Samuel Hughes, who was charged with having stolen a skirt from the Commercial Ian, Wrexham, was stated to have attempted to commit suicide while in prison. There was a long record against the prisoner, and he had only just been released from gaol. He was now sentenced to twelve months' imprison- ment. A HORSE THIEF, Charles Henry Warrender, a labourer, was charged with having stolen a horse, value £ 1-5, the property of Thomas Jones, Plaskynaston Hall, Cefn, Ruabon. The prisoner took the horse out, of a field and offered it for sale to a man outside a public-house in Shropshire.—The Chairman said that the prisoner had already been in prison ten weeks, and he must serve another six months. THEFT FROM AN ATTCTIOX, William Thomas and Henry Cannon, were charged with having stolen five heifers, value £ 50, the property of Frederick Lindop, farmer, Ivinner- ton. They took the cattle out of a ibld and sold them at Messrs. Frank Lloyd and Son's auction for £i;6. They received a cheque for this amount, and this they cashed at Chester. The Chairman said th,t Thomas had a long list against him. including two separate terms of three years' penal servitude. He would now be sentenced to another term of three years' penal servitude. Cannon would have to go to gaol for six months. DISHONEST LABOURER. Daniel Jones, was charged with having stolen a number of articles belonging to two farm labourers who had worked with him at Higher Berse Farm, near Wrexham. The prisoner had beeu convicted twenty-four times, and was "wanted" at Sd. Helens. He was now sentenced te 18 months' imprisonment, with hard labour. DISCHARGED, George Jon.es was charged with doing grievous bodily harm to his cousin, Frederick Booth, at Llandrillo-yn-RhoSj Colwyn Bay. Mr. Trevor Lloyd said that Booth was not present, and bad evidently been" got at." It seemed that the prisoner and Booth had a fight, and later on a signalman saw Booth lying on his back with the prisoner on top. He saw the prisoner strike -B^oth several times on the face while so situated. Assistance arrived, and Booth was removed to the hospital in an unconscious condition. It was dis- covered that he had been severely maltreated, and had a wound on the back of his head. The P"80^- er said that after the fight was over suddenly struck him. and he retaliated, and tne_blow knock- ed him down that was how the injuries were caused. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the prisoner was discharged. BOUND OVEIt. Jonah Griffiths, landlord of the Aqueduct Hotel, Vroncyssylltau, LlaogoIIen, was charged with having attempted to commit suicide, The prisoner had suffered from sleeplessness, and had been attended for chronic alcholism. The Chairman asked the prisoner's wife if she was prepared to take cba'ga of him, and she replied that she was. The prisoner was then bound over and dis- charged.
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+ LLANGOLLEN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthiy meeting of this authority was held on Tuesday afternoon when there were present: Mr. John Roberts (in the chair), Mr. J. Williams, Mr. D. W. Roberts, Mr. David Jones, Mr. R, M. Davies and Mr. J. Jones with the clerk (Mr. John Evans) and the surveyor (Mr. John Williams). FINANCIAL. The balance due by treasurer was reported to be £ 92 19s. lid. A communication was received from the Local Government Board stating that £ 41 15-t. Id. grant under the Agricultural Rating Act had been paid to credit of the Council to their treasurer, who had had the money passed through his books. VRON WATERWORKS. A report was received in regard to the Vron Waterworks, in which it is stated that there is now an ample supply of water in the reservoir, the recent storm having quickly fined it. Two leakages had been found. Both had been traced to their sources, and the continuance of the loss of a considerable amount of wate" prevented. A sum of A,5 15s. Od. expended on behalf of the water- works was ordered^to be paid. A long discussion ensued on an application for an extra allowance for the superintendent of the Yron Waterworks, Mr. James Davies. It was said that the super- intendent had been employe almost continuously during the past month, and had been very busy. Councillor J. Williams I could be busy counting my fingers. (Laughter.)-Ultimately the Council voted £ 1 allowance to the sunerintendent: if he is not satisfied with this, he is Pto show cause why a larger amount should be voted. COUNCILLORS' LIMITATIONS The Clerk stated that he had received from the Local Government Board a copy of the new Pre- vention of Corruption Act, one effect of which would be to exclude councillors or guardians from contractmg for such bodies. The Chairman (Mr. John Roberts) asked if a councillor or guardian obtained a contract through an agent would he be excluded frorn being present at the Council or Guardian meetings, or would he be sent to gaol for a month? (Laughter.) The Clerk repJied that he would disqualify himself. „ WATER SUPPLY PROBLEM. The Surveyor reported in regard to the old water supply at Printredwr that it was insufficient, and all the land-owners in the district, excepting Major Tottenham, had decided to bear their apportioned share of the cost of an arrangement to provide an adequate supply. The inspector main- tained that the stream near the Major's houses was polluted, and that the inmates declined to use the water. A letter to the Major had passed unnoticed, and the inspector recommended that legal steps should be taken. Sir H. B. Robertson and Mr. Thomas Jones, of Plas Kynaston Hall were, with other owners, willing to pay their share. Even- tually the Council decided to request the inspector to pay a personal visit to Major Tottenham to endeavour to persuade him to co-operate with the other owners. There was no other business of public importlDol
MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT. SIDE-SLIPPING ON CHIRK BANK. A magnificent four-cylindered 80 lnra*-p nver Daimler landaulette motor eir was descending Chirk Bank, a few miles out of Oswestry, en route from Carnarvon for London on Sunday "afternoon, when it toppled ove-, smashing the toaneai bay III t repair, and doing extensive damage to the machinery. Sida-siipping was the primary cm-" of the accident The owner of the car, Mr. F. S. Barnard, of Brya Glas Casth, North Wales, was in the car at the time with Mrs. Barnard and a friend, and it was with difficulty that th>y and the chauffeur extricated themselves from their perilous position. They fortunately escaped with nothing more than a severe shaking and some cuts about the face and hand?. Medical assistance, however, was necessary ¡ on their arrival at Oswestry, Mrs. Barnard being found to be suffering severely from shook. I
LLANGOLLEN NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. SIR WATKIN WYNN TO BE PRESIDENT. At a meeting of the Executive Committee last week the suggestion was thrown out by Mr. E. Foulkes-Jones, who presided, that Sir Wat-kiu Williams-Wyno, R-;rt., should be invited to occupy the position of president of the Llangollen Nation- al Eisteddfod of lUUS. The suggestion was at once heartily adopted and it was decided that the four gentlemen, who were to quilify at Quarter Sessions on Friday—viz Mr. E R. Parry, Mr. Jop. Nanson, Mr. R. Ellis, and Mr. Humphrey JJnes- with Mr. W. G. Dodd, Mr. E. Foulkes Jones and Mr. Jas. Darlington (Chirk), should take the oppor- tunity of approaching Sir Watkin, who presided at) the Court, in order to ascertain his view in the matter. Upon being approached Sir Watkin at once acceded to the request and his decision has given the utmost satisfaction throughout the oounby. During the week there have been several meet- ings of Sub-Committees and the Finance Com- mittee have decided to exercise the powers entrusted to them and to co-opt to their number Mr. P. J. Pace (Llangollen), Rev. J. N. Haworth (Llangollen), Mr. M. II. Roberts (Llangollen), and Mr. E. Lloyd Edwards (Trevor.) n To the General Purpose Committee, the names of which have already been published, the following' have been co-opted. Mr. T. C. Davies (Llangollen? Mr. T. Lloyd Jones (Llangollen), Mr. Arthur \ver'v (Llangollen), Mr. Fred Evans (Llangollen) Mr R Jones (Llangolien) Mr. Stephen Rowlands (Llan- gollen),_and Mr. Edmunds, surveyor (Llangollen). A desire has been manifest in the district to make the Literary Committee as strong as possible and m every way representative of Celtic literature. These views were expressed at a meeting of the Literary Section held on Tuesday evening under the chairmanship of Rev. L. D. Jenkins, Vicar of Llangollen, when it was decided to co-opt to the names of those already published ;—Mr. H. Davies, Abon (Cefn Mawr), Rev. Hywel C. Williams, "Cernyw" (Corwen), Rev. W. G. Owen, "Llifon" (Corwen), Rev. J. Fisher (St. Asaph), Mr. A. T. Davies (Pontfadog), Rev. R. G. Roberts (Cefa Mawr) and Mr. J. R. Roberts (head master of the Ruabon School.) The opinion was generally ex- pressed that, with these additions, the control of the Literary Section is in the hands of one if the most thoroughly representative and competent Committees that has over regulated the affairs of this important section at a national Eisteddfod. Mr. W. P. Williams, G. & L., presided over a fully attended meeting of the Musical Committee in the Town Hall, on Wednesday night, when the question of strengthening the Committee selected by the Executive by co-opting the assistance of outside talent was considered the Chairman abating that it was moat desirable that the Musical side of the Eisteddfod shoald fally maintain the high traditions of the institution. It was decided to co-opt seven additional members and a motion was adopted asking the permission of the Execu- tive to add three or four more. The additions made on Wednesday night are Mr. R. Emlyn Davies, A.R.C.M. (Cefn), Mr. Caradoc Roberts, A.R.C.M., F.RC.O, (Rhos), Mr. Emlyn Davies, F.R.C.O. (Rhos), Mr. Smith Anderson Duee (Man- chester), Mr. J. E. Morris (organizer and conductor of the Llangollen Male Voice Choir), Mr. W. C. Williams (Glyndyfrdwy) and Mr. George W. Thomas (the well-known Llangollen baritone.) Ihe question of the organiz ifcion of the Eisteddfod Choir and of the conductorship will be considered at an early date.
TO THE WEST, LLANGOLLEN MAN SAILS FOR CANADA. Mr. Bertie Evans, youngest son of our esteemed townsman, Mr. R. Evans, ironmonger, Oak-street and Springfield, Castle-street, Llangollen, sailed yesterday-by the s.s. Canada, of the Dominion Line. en route to Montreal. Mr. Evans, who leaves his native town with the good wishes of the entire community, is voyaging to the West in quest of mora robust health than he has latterly been enjoying in the old country. His medical advisers are of the opinion that the bright and bracing Canadian climate will hr.ve the most beneficent effects in the desired direction. For some seven years Mr. Evans had been associated with that well-known firm of auctioneers, Messrs. Jones and Son, of Wrexham, and latterly he has been the chief representative of the firm in this town. Possessing sound business qualities and knowledge of farming stock and agricultural requirements, under his guidance the high standard established by the sales at the Llangolien Smithfisld has been fully maintained a fact readily conceded by his employers. Prior to his departure from Llangollen Mr. Evans was the recipient of numerous testi- monials and gifts from local well-wishers. The most noteworthy of these' was made on Monday evening, at Rehoboth Chapel, where Mr. Evans occupied the positions of Sunday School Secretary and Librarian. The Rev. W. Toulke3, in a-skiu0, him to accept a valuable gift of books, alluded in high terms to the excellent services which Mr Evans has rendered to the Church of which he was a member. We understand that it is his intention in Canada to turn to good account the experiences he has gained as an auctioneer and valuer in the homeland, and we expect shortly to hear of him filling an important position in connection with the great stock industry of the North "We^t where knowledge and ability of the kind he possesses are always welcome. We wish him every success in his new sphere of work and speedy restoration to robust health.