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TIPyN^O^BOB^PETH. A cocoa house is in course of erection at Bagillt. Abergele church is to be restored at an estimated cost Of £ 2,000. Extensive preparations are being made to celeorate tlis coming of age of Mr. E. H. Williams Wynn, of Cifn and St. Asaph. The sanction of the Local Government Board has been obtained by the Corporation of Denhigh to a loan of £ 0,600, for the carrying out of the drainage and Smithfield schemes. A On Wednesday, May 22, Dr. James Atkinson, tlie Mayor of Crewe, qualified as a magintrate^ at the Knuts- ford Adjourned Quarter Sessions as a Justice of the ireace for the city and county of Chester. Mr. Daniel Parry Williams, a well-known tradesman of Denbigh, and a member of the Board of Guardians, died suddenly last week. At a subsequent meeung ot the Guardians it was resolved that a letter of condolence be forwaided to the widow of the deceased. A floating bath and boat house are about to be erected on the Severn at Bridgnorth by the Bridgnorth Rowing Club. The tender of Mr. Henry Hudson, boat builder, o! Frankwell, Shrewsbury, has been accepted. It has been suggested that this example might be advantageously followed at Shrewsbury, where a good public floating bath is much needed. On Tuesday, May 21, Dr. Pierce held an inquest on the body of Mary Williams, a domestic servant, who had committed suicide by drowning in the river Elwy. De- ceased bore a very good character, and up to a short period before her death was of a very cheerful disposition. A e, verdict of Temporary insanity was returned. The question of granting parochial relief to the wives and children of "reserve men," who have been called out to join the regular army has been decided in different Ways by different Boards of Guardians. At the meet- ing of the Guardians of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union on Wednesday, May 22, one of the Guardians maintained that the pay of these men was equal to their previous income, and it was resolved to offer the work- house to all the wives and children of reserves applying for relief. At a meeting of the Ruridecanal Chapter of Wrock- W&rdine at the house of the Rev. G. W. Pigott, R.D., rector of Upton Magna, on Thursday, May 23, there was Presented to the Rev. B. Banning, on his resigning the ■office of rural dean, which lie had held for nearly ten years, a beautiful silver inkstand, which bore the following in- scription Viro Reverendo B. Banning, A.M., Chore- Piscopo, Wrockwardinensi, grati Sodales, 1878. "To the itev. B. Banning, A.M., Rural Dean of Wrockwardine, from his grateful brethren, 1878." T On Thursday, May 23, Police Constable Joseph Lancelotte was presented at Knutsford by the Chief Con- stable of Cheshire with a testimonial on vellum, awarded to him by the Royal Humane Society in appreciation of tig gallantry in saving the life of a man named Allen who in the darkness ot the night of the 1st May, fell into the river near Witton Bridge. The services of Police-Sergeant Shaw in helping Lancelotte were also highly spoken of by the Chief Constable. At the Cheshire adjourned Quarter Sessions at Knnts- ford, on Wednesday, May 22, Thomas Dudley, was in- dicted for inflicting grievous bodily harm on John Shearn, at Nantwich, on the 29th of April. The case arose out of a riot that took place in Nantwich between some Militiamen and a number of Irishmen, in consequence of h6 latter having made use of offensive language. Dur- ing the melée, which was of a very serious character, the men used their belts and kicked each other. The pri- soner, a militiaman, was found guilty, and sentenced to six Months' imprisonment, with hard labour. On Wednesday, May 22, the Duke of West Punster opened a three days' bazaar at the Music Hall, Chester, organized for the purpose of Extinguishing a debt of £ 800 on St. Thomas s Church in '•he parish of St. Oswald, Chester, prior to the completion Of the Church. The Rev. Canon Tarver, in moving a "Oto of thanks to the Duke for opening the bazaar, re- marked that if more inheritors of honoured names and estates were to follow his grace's example, he believed "ftftt would do more to suppress discontent and to produce ? good understanding and harmony and mutual respect between class and class in our land than all that speeches °r Writings or any legislation could effect. The bazaar has realized about £ 800. The Master of the Rolls had before him last week the ein re- Grifnths-Barham v. Griffiths. The question in- volved was whether property situated in the county of the eity of Chester was to be severed from property in the COunty of Chester, devised by the testator, a printer and stationer in Chester. His Lordship, in giving judgment, d he thought there was enough in the will to show that testator meant that the devise of lands in the county ^ould include those within the city. A return to the House of Commons details the principal ^itions made to the various departments of the British ^vseuni. Amongst the MS. and documents which are rationed are the"following :—Copies of charters, extracts public records, and other documents, relating to Vlr°Psliire, from the collections of John Mytton and reward Llovd in 25 volumes. There is also a fragment a. gold corslet found at Mold, in Flintshire, presented YJIr. John Evans, D.C.L., F.R.S. ^he Earl of Chester's Yeomanry assembled at Chester Wednesday, May 22, for the usual eight days' annual V^fiing. The officers present were Colonel the Duke of p ^tfonnster, K.G.; 'Majors Scotland and Anti-obus, r^Ptains the Hon. W. Egerton, M.P., Piers Egerton rjy ^"burton, M.P., Viscount Petersham, Hill, Salley, > ^Ueniache, Kennedy, and Tomkinson Lieutenants W. Sl- William* Tatton, G. Barbour, C. Kay, Frost, Birley, ^ndbach and Crum Sub-Lieutenants Earl Grosvenor, ^Irrav B>ocklehurst, and Thorneycroft; Captain and jutant Pope, Surgeon W. C. Watson, and Veterinary ^Ui-geon J. Storrar. The rank and file number 462. The Raiment was engaged on Thursday in carbine practice at inland, and on Saturday the sword competition, of which >j'e Marquis of Ormonde was the judge, took place on the ?°°dee. On Sunday there was church parade and special vei^ice at the Cathedral. The Rev. Canon Fleming, pri- 4te chaplain to the Duke of Westminster, was the Poacher. At the close of the service, a special hymn, staining the following verses, was sung :— Mav no rash hand, in wrath or pride, n Let loose the flow of bloodshed's tide." ,3.Tuesday the Hon. Charles Thesiger, C.B., inspected the /*aloient, which will "march out" of Chester this day edliesday, ) be Prevalence of diphtheria as an epidemic can always 0 traced to preventible causes, and its extra- 8a • ary f&ta-ity in some parts of Wales points to ftitary defects, which call for the prompt and r^°Us attention of the Sanitary Authorities.—The J^neef states that during the first three months of this £ ar 813 deaths were referred to diphtheria in England and j 0f which 118 were recorded in Wales. The annual j^h-vate from this disease, which did not exceed 0.12 per in England, was equal to 0.37 in Wales. Diphtheria ^therefore more than three times as fatal in Wales as wii The disease was epidemic last quarter in the ^age of Hirwain, near Merthyr Tydvil, where 13 fatal Were registered, in Wrexham and its neighbourhood, Uete 20 fatal cases occurred, and in several parts of the Cardigan. In Cardiganshire 51 deaths from ^.Patheria were registered during the three months, and as « Population of the county does not now exceed 74,000 '^Ifioris the annual death-rate from the disease within that Inty was equal to 2'75 per thousand. Aberystwyth is as one of the three centres of infection in the llllty, but there has been no case there for many months. VL8*' WEEK> the Earl of Kintore in addressing a meeting h: ?e New Hall. Wellington, whilst referring to theEsta- Of p Church of England, said, God bless the Church of Y,ngland, especially that portion embraced in the diocese tjf Richfield. She is now in great want of the guidance Ijj^he Holy Spirit, seeing she has lost her Selwyn. In We found a meek, humble, yet earnest follower in the 0 Pa of our blessed Lord and Master. In him was found tj? 'Who joyfully left his home and its many attractions to in a far off distant land, and expound to the igno- jjjjt the glorious Gospel of Christ. Is it possible for the j^tablished Church ever to have another Selwyn ? During tT kst illness a friend of mine wrote to the Bishop, asking V, grounds upon which he hoped for eternal salvation, Li. to which inquiry he wrote the following reply I that Jesus died for me So simple, so confiding a M was he, such a lowly, meek, and humble follower lljA^rist. Oh, that we might all be made Selwyns to- » He was a thorough Christian; there was nothing -and-half about him. W*-t the meeting of the St. Asaph Board of Guardians on "{L May 23, Mr. Pierce Wynne Yorke returned to of the workhouse test, and made a vigorous re- Vi ome criticisms by Mr. BrownlowWynn, upon his at the previous meeting of the Board. He con- *e<3 that all drunkards ought to be offered the house :• There were 244 out-door paupers in Denbigh, and workhouse they now had 104 inmates, costing the j Payers in round figures four shillings each per week. five> father, mother, and three children, who ^6 k uPon 14s. 6d. a week, would, if they came into 'ith °Use' cos'; the ratepayers a pound a week. Now Wer there was great waste in that house, or the fact W clear, that the pauper was treated better than the by labourer who earned his own and his children's bread ij^the sweat of his brow. It had been said that that would never adopt the hard and fast rules out by the Ruthin Guardians, but he con- that although there would be excep- Vjy^ eases which they might considerately deal they must have some rules, some principles to guide W? and at present they had none. It had been said that it wrono by enforcing the house test to bring the of ^rea of decent married people into the "atmosphere qj^stardy." Did not children born in wedlock and Of Ultimate children mingle and join without reproach the"latamination out of doors? In school, in church, in ^e» both met on an equality, and yet to f Vrere not to meet in a union workhouse. Were they WV^e two sets of schools, of churches, of chapels, of systems, one for those born in wedlock, and for those who we not? Such reasoning was no- but maudlin u/(-sentimentality. Why should they ■» s^n an(l shame of the parents upon the innocent • As the children born in wedlock were more nu- than illegitimate offspring, they had better turn t attr out of the workhouse and have a large house t h thIs legend inscribed on the portals, "The Bastardy baby farming establishment company (limited), W^ted upon purely hygienic> but not hymeneal princi- Guardum Angel, The Matron. He thought the avians, including himself, were a. lot of fogies. So Py did he feel upon the subject that in order to know ^ers°nal experience what was going on in the house cut his hair, have a false beard, cover his 1 yellow ochre, and come in as a pauper for a f ort- l!1 then let them know the result. On the motion ve • • Yorke it was unanimously agreed that the clerk | '^>^aSV'vlcted to write to the Forden, Wrexham, and j ^tterfe" Unions, for copies of their rules, to be sub- •o>oth' NEXT Board, and that copies of Mr. SCI IMT en.,8 recent memorandum upon out-relief be forwarded of the Guardians.




___MAY 29, 1878.