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ct,lpp-a 0 gob Vcth. Both Liberals and Conservatives have been actively canvassing the borough of Denbigh. Both Sir Robert Cunliffe and Mr. Kenyon have paid electoral visits to Holt. It is stated that the consecration of the new Bishop of Lichfield will take place on Whit-Tuesday, and that Bishop Abraham will hold the usual Trinity Ordination. Schools of Cookery do not yet succeed, as some day they will. The Stafford School has found itself at the end of a brief course burdened with a debt of £ 27_. It fis now stated that there is no probability of Mr. Watkin Williams's becoming acaudidate for Newcastle-on- Tyne, and that at present he has no seat in view. In the match at Lord's, M.C.C. and Ground v. 22 Colts of England, Mr. Harry Baines, of Welshpool repre- sented Montgomeryshire among the colts, and ranked 6th among the 22. „ Mr. Thelwall held an inquest on lhursday, May 9, on the body of Samuel Jones, of Nant, Coedpoeth, who, in working in a railway cutting at Plaspower Colliery, was buried under a heap of debris and killed. The rejoicings at Banger Iscoed to celebrate the mar- riage ot Mr. F. Lloyd concluded with a dinner, presided over by the Rector, the Rev. G. H. M'Gill, at which a piece of plate was presented to Mr. Lloyd. It is stated that the deputation from the Catholic Union of Great Britain to Leo XIII. will be headed by the Earls of Denbigh and Gainsborough and Monsignor Weld, who will be accompanied by some half-dozen other prominent Roman Catholics. The downpour of rain onWednesday and Thursday week prevented the ordinary review of the Flintshire Militia, for the training ground was unfit for military manoeuvres. The inspecting officer was, therefore, compelled to forego most of the customary movements. Mr. Morley Punshon, son of Dr. Punshon, preached a trial sermon, prior to the district meeting, in St. John- street Wesleyan Chapel, Chester, on Wednesday evening, May 8. There was a fair congregation. The discourse was founded upon the words Pray without ceasing." Mr. Townshend Mainwaring was entertained at a luncheon at the Crown Hotel. Denbigh, on Thursday, May 9th, by the Vale of Clwyd Chamber of Agriculture. Mr. W. M. Clarke of Kinmel, occupied the chair, and about sixty gentlemen were present. The Town Council of Carmarthen have decided to recom- mend Mr. Bowen, Q.C., as Recorder of that borough, in succession to Mr. B. T. Williams, whose resignation becomes necessary by his return to Parliament for the constituency. The Rev. W. E. James, vicar of Abergwilly, has been elected Proctor in Convocation for the diocese of St. David, in the room of Dr. Griffiths, deceased. There was another candidate, the Rev. Dr. Walters, vicar of Llan- samlet, and the numbers were—James, 130, Walters 70. The High Church party were said to go with Mr. James, and the Low Church with Dr. Walters, but the two parties were a good deal mixed in the matter. On Friday night, May 10th, during the absence from home of an old woman resident at Penybryn, Bethesda, a recipient of outdoor relief from the Bangor and Beaumaris Union, a fire broke out in the back part of her small tenement. The door was forced open by the police and some of the neighbours, and concealed in a hole in the wall were found two bags containing, in gold and silver, about 9220. The nomination of candidates for the Carmarthen Boroughs took place at the Guildhall, Carmarthen, on Saturday. Mr. B. Williams. Q.C., Liberal, was proposed by Mr. James Buckley, Penyfai, and seconded by Mr. Mostyn Davies. No other candidate being proposed, at three o'clock Mr. James Isaac, sheriff, declared Mr. Williams duly elected. In briefly returning thanks, Mr. Williams promised to support the great principles of Liberalism which he had always advocated. John Owen, of Llangefni, summoned Elizabeth Hughes, at Menai Bridge petty sessions, for insulting and annoying him, and prayed that she might be bound over to be of good behaviour. Both parties, it appeared, were members of the Independent Chapel, Llangefni, and there had been a dispute about the minister, in which complainant and defendant were opposed. Complainant alleged that defendant used insulting language to him in the street, and that he was afraid she would repeat the annoyance. The Bench dismissed the case. Thomas Williams, of Cefn Mawr, was charged at Shrewsbury Police Court last week with having assaulted P.S. Langford, of Minsterley. Williams was drinking with others at Minsterley, and a woman complained to Langford of the way in which she had been treated by the roysterers. Langford asked Williams for his address. Williams replied in abusive language, and a struggle ensued, in the course of which the sergeant was bitten and kicked by the defendant. A fine of £3, or six weeks' imprisonment, was the penalty inflicted. An action has been heard in the Denbigh County Court in which Mr. Cornwallis West, Lord Lieutenant of Den- bighshire, sought to recover S50 from Mr. Houghton, of Leighton Hall, Cheshire, to whom he had let the right of sporting over Foxhall estate in the county of Denbigh. It was stated on behalf of the plaintiff that the defendant had signed an agreement to be in operation for five years, under which he was bound to keel' down the rabbits, so that they should do no appreciable damage to the farms, but that he had not done so, and had prevented the keepers trom keeping them down, so that the crops of the tenants were destroyed. The plaintiff sought to recover damages as trustee for the tenants. The case was ordered to stand adjourned in order that a special case might be submitted to the superior court. At a meeting of the Chester Town Council, held on Wednesday, May 8, a sum of CI50 was voted to the Free Library Committee for the purchase of new works and for repairs to the Librarv. The Council was engaged for a long time in discussing the scheme recommended by a committee of the Council for the improvement of North- gate-street from the Cross to the Market Square. The cost of the improvement was estimated at £ 56,121. A general opinion was expressed in favour of widening and otherwise improving this portion of the street, which is one of the main arteries of the city, but the adoption of the scheme was opposed chiefly upon the ground that the estimate would not be sufficient for the purpose, and that the improvement would in all probability cost upwards of 2100,000. The further discussion of the proposal was postponed until the July meeting of the Council with the view of ascertaining in the meantime the feeling on the subject of so large au outlay. The School Board Chronidc says that "while the Clerk of the Wellington Board, in Shropshire, was advis- ing his Board that to enforce payment of school fees by means of the County Court was impracticable, one quiet Board at Dearham had found the County Court a simple, easy, and natural way of bringing home to parents the necessity of paying their fees." Nearly all the persons summoned paid the money into Court, and "the process has been found so satisfactory that it has become the regular practice of the Board. Meanwhile there is no obstruction to the attendance at school of children at Dearham, while in many districts of England and Wales, in spite of the orders of the Education Department to the contrary, children are being turned away from the school doors, and are losing' their education, for the reason that the fee of a penny or twopence is not forthcoming at the moment. Dr. J. R. Hughes has been appointed medical officer of health for the borough of Denbigh, in the place of Mr. J. Lloyd Roberts, M.B., who resigned on the ground that the Town Council did not carry out his recommendations. The Local Government Board having suggested that the In- spector of Nuisances should devote more time to his duties, the Council have raised the salary of that official to t20 a year The nuisances at Denbigh are not as small as the salaries given would lead us to suppose. The Council have just held a sitting, extending to midnight, to discuss a letter in whieh Dr. Thorne set forth the sanitary defects of the town. The following- resolution was the result of the long-continued debate That having carefully read over and considered tlieireport of Dr. Thorne, the Council, whilst seriously calling in question many of the sweeping charges made in the report, made it is feared upon very .unreliable information, desires to point out that they had unre some months previously submitted a scheme for the full and proper drainage of the town, and although the scheme has been before the Local Government Board, regret that they have so long delayed approving of the same." The Belfast Northern Whig says-" The Larne traction engine nuisance ease has occupied a great deal of time in its hearing, and a very considerable amount of our space. We do not say that either the time or the space was wasted; but we feel sure that even our good friends in the neighbourhood of Larne must be gratified that the case has at last been concluded. The magistrates gave their decision yesterday. It was adverse to the plaintiffs, as the Court held that a traction engine traversing the public road did not constitute a nuisance. Railways frequently ran close to public roads; and their engines might praetieally be regarded as forming a nuisance equally with traction engines, supposing these were nuisances but railways run under Acts of Parliament, and could not be proseeuted as nuisances. The magis- trates held that traction engines also had the sanction of Parliament, and did not think that in this particular instance a nuisance had been proved.. In particular, it was remarked that though the engine was regularly driven through the town of Larne, none of its inhabitants had come forward to complain of it. The charge was, therefore, dismissed; and we think there is substantial justice in the decision. It i", no doubt, very annoying to owners of horses to have them frightened on the public road bit the evidence on this point was not particularly strong, and without a very strong case indeed, the Court would not have been justified in giving a judgment which would have had the effect of prohibiting the use of traction engines altogether. The Rev. E. Herber Evans, of Carnarvon, was amongst the speakers at the annual meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society in Exeter Hall. He said that they in Wales greatly rejoiced that that Society, started to meet the wants of the inhabitants of the Principality, had be- come a permanent Christian Society. I will give (he con- tinued) the result of the circulation of the Bible in Wales in the actions of the Home Secretary. The Home Secre- tary is fflow able to abolish half the county prisons in Wales because there are more prisons than prisoners. I Was the other day at Dolgelley, where a friend asked me if We did not want a new College for Bala. I said Yes." Why," said he, do you not buy the prison at Dolgelley ? It has been closed for months. I have heard that the County prison of Beaumans, Anglesea, was about being closed. It has had only one prisoner for six months, and she did not speak a word of Welsh." (Laughter and cheers.) Now we have a choice of prisons to be turned iito colleges, and it is more creditable to fill t'lem with students than to nil them with pri- soners. And we owe it all to this Book. We owe it t; ) thii; Book that there is not a single infidel book pub- lished in the Welsh language. We owe it to this Book that Popery has hitherto failed to make any progress a-nong the people of Walftst. We owe it t) this Book that j Wales is a centre of true Protestantism. (Cheers.) What this Bunk has done for Wales it can do for other countries. i

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