—WWim7iTir!7rTaTiTWTnffWffr"imfijiwffTv CIRCULAR NOTES. After a good deal of discussion on the part of the town council, and a heap of correspondence, the paople of Denbigh may at length expect thai the Smithtield scheme will come to a practicat issue. The plans and specifications are almost complete, and will be soon sent for the sanction of the Local Government Board, aftzr which, invita- tions will immediately be issued for tenders. ♦ • The drainage question is a very old ane at Denbigh. Ever since anyone can remember, the corporation hiis been in some difficulty or other with the sewers, and I am sorry to say they are far from getting out of it altogether at the present time At the same time I think it is only fair I should state that Denbigh has made a great progress in this as well as in allot er respects. At one time the sanitary condition of the town was very backward; now, I think, there is not much to find fault with. There are members of the present council who have worked hard to bring the town to its present state. # I think the proposal ot the county surveyor to take a part of the poultry market to provide a new entrance for the justices' loom in exchange for a top room to hold the corn market a most unreason- able one, and I was not surprised at hearing Mr C. Wynne Edwards say he would never give his con- sent to transfer one square foot from the borough to the county. The county has the best of it as things are at present, and ought, in ray opinion, to be very well satisfied. It would have been better for the council to stick to the resolution of last year, and so, not allow the matter to be dis. cussed. # Inspector Williams changed a man at the last meeting, of Corwen Magistrates, with the most brutal conduct I ever heard of. According to the evidence of the officer, the man had tied a cat to a stick in a certain field in his possession, with the object of frightening birds. That a man capable of such a thing should be met with in a Christian country, is indeed surprising. # # # The St. David's;celebration at Ruthin, has I think, been a great success this year. The hall (n Friday night was crowded, and the audience seemed most enthusiastic. I think also, there was a greater number than usual present at the dinner on Tuesday. Everything at the dinner pass 3d off so nicely, and everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves so well, that one wns almost sorry, when leaving, that St. David's Day, is not a little oftener than. once a year. 0 The Rev Richard Owen, the Welsh revivalist, paid a visit to Ruthin on Tuesday last, and preached twice. His visit gives me an opportunity ot con- tradicting a rutaour which had been spread, and which was to the effect tha) certain persons were kept from joining the cause uutil the arrival of Mr Owen in the town when it was expected their enlistment would create a stir in favour of the revivalist. I need not say that when cert in persons joined the cause on Tuesday, it wes < l?ar on the very face of it, there had been no previous arrangements for them to do so. » The little cry weather we had last week has been followed by mere than usual amount of wet. A continuance of this cold wet weather will un- pleasantly interfere with tho lambing season, which so far, I am glad to find, has progressed favourably # The market at Denbigh on Wednesday was a small one, aid things went very quietly. The wheat market is still depressing, and it is now almost too lafe to expect any improvement in it. The demand for good malting barley is very fair, and the price is iatcer increasing. WANDERER.
DENBIGH. DENBIGHSHIRE INFIRMARY. — Month ending Maich 4tb, 1884. In-patientsAdmitted, 20; discharged, 7; cured, 5; relieved, 1; dead, 1; remain ia the house, 22. Out-patientsAd- mitted, 148; discharged, 52; cured, 32; relieved, 20; made in-patients, 2 admitted since January 1st, 2S1. Casualties, 58.—Presents of pictures, 1st, 281. Casualties, 5S.-Presents of pictures, books, old linen, and calico (urgently needed) will be thankfully received.—T. HAMMOND WILLIAMS, resident medical officer.
BOROUGH MAGIST&A.TES' COURT, FRIDAT. -Before Mr E. T. Jones (chairman), Mr J. Harrison Jones, and other magistrates. Charge of Permitting Drunkenness. —Mr Williams, landlord of the Leopard Inn, Denbigh, was charged by P.O. Owen with permitting drunken- ness in his house, on February 20th, by saiy.ng a person named William Roberts.—Mr Alun Lloyd appeared for^ the defendant.—P.O. 0«en was called, and said that about 11 30 on the morning of the day in question, he, in company with Police-sergeant Jones, visited the Leopard Inn, and found Wiliian Roberts at the bar, staggering drunk, with a glass of beer in his ha.nd. He called the attenton of the landlord to his con- dition, and pointed out thut he was drunk.—Miss Williams, the daughter, who was present, said to h'tm that he was mr e thin drunk —The landlord came in, and 8?Id tc William Roberts h? had no busine s to come therein that state, but to drink hi? beer and go cut. wi-lt-im Roberta then went out, and be did not proceei very far before he fell down twice, once on his right side and once oa his ltffc. The landlord :uked witness to overlook the matter. — Cress xamined; It was when the landlord came in tlist uo firsb saw W. Roberts, as far as the witness knew, and it was he who turned him out. He seem to he in a temper. The landlord told William Robert to drink hia beer before leaving —Mr Lloyd Do you ever try to irritate men in driak ? "sometimes." As 11, officer of the pea e. don't you think it would have been more advisable to tell the man to drink his ale and g) out quietly tbau to take the ale from him when be bad paid for it P- Pe h»ps it was" (laughter).-Witness was then asked whether he had other witnesses to call, and Superintendent Vanghan said that ffergeanu Jones it asked, could only corroborate what had beer. stated by P.C. Owen.—Mr Lloyd: I admit that every word that P.O. Owen has said is perfectly true, and as far as the evidence goes, I am pre- pared to admit that Sergeant Jones would say the same.—Superintendent Vaughan Then I will not tlke up time by calling him.—Mr Lloyd then pro- ceeded to address the bench for the defence, and said be wished to consider first the onerous duties of publicans, on account, on the one hand, of the fine which might be imposed in case of breach of the licensing laws were proved, and on the other hand the light of William Roberts, if sober, to demand a g'ass of ale. William Roberts, like all other persons who were addicted to drink, knew perfectly well while going to. a publc-liouse that hs could not be served with drink if the barmaid knew that be was already under the influence of drink. It had not been suggested in this case that William Roberts was helplessly drunk, and the court must know that persons, to use the language of the sailor, could pull themselves together and fot a short time steady themselves if not very drunk, and keep themselves so by leaning on the counter until the beer had been saivel. It had been s in the present case. The barmaid had been deceived by the appearance of W iliiam Ro- Deit3, and consequently served him w.th a glues of beer, but before he had taken mucn of it suexound by his conduct that he was not a man to be tolera- ted in the hons'. Miss Williams could not do more than she had done, which was to go round the counter, take the man by the arm and tell him to driuk his ale and go out, otherwise she woul i have to send for the police. Before any steps could be taken to procure the attendance of the police, Sergeant Joaes aud P.C. Owen came in. While they were there calling attention to William Ro- berts, the landlord, who was previously in the yard, came in, and requested the former t) arink up his beer and quit the house, and the man did as he was requested. There was a point of law that could bo raised if he, Mr Lloyd, wished to make use of it, and that was t "e distinction between permitting drunkenness and giving drink to a drunken man. He need not take up the time of the coutt by arguing the distinction in question, as there was no doubt the magistrates had from their experience equal, if not better, acquaintance with the provisions of the act than himself. He passed over that distinction in ord-r to ctll his witnesses. If the magistrates thought he had given an explanation of the circumstances under which the police had found William Roberts in tile they would no doubt say that he was entitled to have the case dismissed. But he went also upon higher grounds—upon the broid, general meats of the case. He felt quite certain that his client's previous good character would count for something. If the bench thought it was a proper case to be brought before them, he, the advocate. would fully admit that. Nevertheless, he believed he could give them an ampe explanation of the whole case on catb, and then he hoped they would agree with him that his client should net be fined nor his license endorsed. Evidence was then called in support of the above statements contained in Mr Lloyd's address, after which the chairman said lhat the bench had given the case their best consideration, and had come to the conclusion it should be dismissed. If the charge bad been one of supplying drink to a drunken person instead of that of permitting drunkenness, the issue might have been different. However, under the circumstances, they thought they had no alternative but to dismiss the case. In the course of his address Mr Alun Lloyd congratulated P.O. Owen for the fair manner in which he had given his evidence. Dunk on Licensed PremisesWilliam Roberts, Henllaa street, was charged by P.C. Owen with being drunk in the Leopard Inn, on February 20th, and was fived 53 and costa.-He was further charged by the sam3 officer with being drunk and riotous on the street on the same date, and was fined 10s and costs. Drunk and Refusing to Q-il -Jonatban Evans, Lenton Pool, Denbigh, was charged by Sergeant Jones, with being drunk and refusing to quit Cross Keys public-house on Febraary 18th, und was fined 53 and costs.-Thomas Edwaids, Chirk Castle Arms Inn, and Hugh Wright, Henllan- street, were also charged with being guilty of the same offence at the same place and time as above, and each fined 2s 6i Bad costs. Obstructing the Highway .—-Edward Hughes was charged by P.O. Richard Henry Jones, with allow- ing a quantity of iron in Crown-lane for such a length of time as to cause obstruction to the traffic of tne street, but the case was dismissed. Drunk and Diso)-derly. -Mary Davies, Henllan. street, wai charged by P.C. Richard H. Jones with being drunk and disorderly in Port- land-place, and was fiacd 2s 6d and costs, or in default ceven days imprisonment. She failed to pay, and was in consequence sent to prison. School Board C;MM.—William Pierce, Edward Hughes, Tower terrace, and Thos. Pierce, Tan-y- gwalia, were summoned by William Jones, atten- dance officer, for not seeding their children to school regularly. An order was made in each case. TOWN COUNCIL.—The usual monthly meeting of the council was held at the council chamber on Monday last, the chair being occupied by the mayor (R. O. B. C.ough, Esq ). The following were also present:—Aldermen J. J. Williams, E. T. Jones, and Dr Pierce, Councillors T. Wil- liams, Dr Caithness, D. Davies, J. H. Jones, R. Humphreys Roberts, C. Wynne Edwards, and Mr K. A. Davies. Eldion of AwWo's.-Mr Mott, stationer, and Mr L. Parry were r-i-elacted audito s, and the mayor elected Mr R. Humphreys Roberts, member of the council, his own auditor. The Late Mr Parry Jones.—The town clerk rose and asked the leave of the council to express his own thanks, as well as those of Mrs Parry Jones for the vote of condolence which the council at the list meeting hal passed on the occasion of the death of Mr Parry Jones. During the 36 yeirs he was member of the council, his services bad met with the approval of the ratepayers, and it was a matter of great satisfaction to Mrs Parry Jones and the family of the deceased that his services had been so much appreciated. linance.—'The following figures were submitted to the council a? showing the receipts end pay- ments since the previous meeting :-Borough rates, X208 18s 6d; tolls, L16 5s 31; advertising boards, £7 Is 91; payments, ;S19i 15s 8d. District account: Receipts, £ I Ð3 18s; payments, as per order, £ :31 14s 41. Potty cash account: Receipts, S33 8s; payments, JB49 13s. Inhabitable Houses.— Ifi was resolved that cer- tain houses in the Green, and others in Henllan* street, should be closed after the 25th inst., unless repaired before then, and that notices should be sect to both tenants and owners to that eScct. The Rates.—The report of the committee was read, which contained an estimate of the future district rate and the amount required, which was j6719169 5i.—The mayor remarked the amount was les3 by £ 200 than that cf last year.—On the motion of Mr T. Harxisoa Jones the report was adopted. The Proposed SmHhfield —A resolution was 'pro- posed by Mr R. H. Roberts with re^a^d to the above matter, to the effect thst as soon as the plans and specifications and estimates be submitted to a. committee,. a*d considered by the council, tenders be invited.—Mr Wynne Edwards said he seconded the motion on the understanding that as soon as the specifications, &c., be returned from London they should be examined.—Mr Gee asked whether it would not be better to empower the orumittee to effect auy alterations they might consider necessary.—Mr 0: Wynne Edwards said he would object to any su. h power be given to the committee after the plnis would have been returned from London the fecond time.—The Mayor: Or increase the expense.— Mr Gee I quite agrep, to that.—Mr E. T. Jones asked whether it was intended to let tho work in one contract or in several.—Mr Roberts said the intention of the resolution was to have one tender for the whole job.—Mr Gee asked whether it would not ba better to leave that in the hands OJ: ths committee,—Dr Caithness said ho would pro- I pose th-it tne work be let in one coutrJct. -After some remarks from Mr R-A. Davies it was decidocl, at the suggestion of Mr 0. Wynne Edwards, to add to the resolution words indicating I their intention to let the work in one contract.— Mr J. J. Williams proposed that the same com- mittee be appointed to consider the work. but the mayor rema ked that this was impossible, and ultimately, on the motion oi Mr Gee, seconded by Mr Foulkes, it was decided that a committee of the whole council be formed to consider the matter. Governors fur the Gra nnar School.—Ou the motion of Mr J. liarrison Jones, seconded by Mr Gee, Mr E. T. Jones and Mr R. H. Roberta were re-elected representative governors on the board of Denbigh Gtamnar School. In making the motion, Mr J. H, Jones remarked, while making the motion, that both these gentlemen had dis- charged their duties in a way that was entirely satisfactory to everybody during their last term of cSice,aud he was sure the council would have every confidence in them in the future. Gwynfryn Drainage.-A report was received from Air Cousin with respect to the above matter, and Rafter some discussion relating thereto, Mr Wynne Edwards said he was quite dispppointed at Mr Cousin's letter. He haa expected that he would have given them some data upon which they might form an opinion. As far as practical information went, the council were entirely in the same position as they were that day fortnight. tie proposed that the matter be adjourned, and that the exigencies of the case for the time being he met -Mr R. H. Roberts asked whether the board by the infirmary was placed in such a position that it would ensure Mr David Jones's house from flooding, whatever might be the amount of water.—Mr Edwards said he (bought that was perfectly understood. If it was not, he would add words to his motion to the effect that the board be put ill such a position as would. keep the water from flooding the houses in Ruthin- road Ul. tit they would hear from Mr Cousin again. —Mr Gee was of opinion they would Ret rid of a great many of the difficulties by gettirg rid of the pipes connected by»Mr David Jones's cellar.— Mr Edwards thought they could hardly esk Mr David Jones to alter the pip^s until the council kaew what they were going to do.—After tome remarks from Mr Harrison Jones and Mr R A. Davies, Mr Edwards propcssdl, and Mr T. J. Williams seconded, that the consideration of the report shou'd be postponed until the council would further hear from Mr Cousin. The motion was agreed to. Subsequently Mr Gee submitted aaother motion, which was t. the effect that the borough surveyor be requested to report to the committee what was the level between the base- ment ot Mr David Jones and Major Cosson's houses and the sewer; and present au estimate of the probable costs of laying new pipes at that level. This resolution was also seconded and agreed to. Ne-jo Bmi-il Ground.—A letter had been received by the committee appointed;to consider the above mat- ter from Mr Gee, in which he stated he was himself prepared to surrender a portion of the land ad- joiuiug the Whitchurch Graveyard, on condition that he should be compensated. Acting upon the letter, the committee wrote to Mr Hughes, of Kinmel, to aek for the terms on which a piece of the land in question might be obtained. A reply was received from the agent in which he referred them to a letter bearing upon the qaeBtion sent to Mr Lloyd Williams, and datei December let, 1883. This letter was read by the town cleik, aitd in it was stated that the price of a piece of the land in question was X500 per acre, provided that the corporation would take no lese than two acres. Dr Pierce Eaid this was an im. portant question, and a question of great interest to the public. It had been before the council several timcs, and he happened to remember there had been nine or ten adj jurnments with respect to it. It had tilao been before the town. A public meeting had been held in order to solicit the opin- ion of the ratepayers on the subject. He was quite sure they would all agree with him, it was vory desirable to keep the burial ground in one. He was not going to say it was the duty of the council to do everything that was said by the rate- payers. It was the duty of the council to do whatever they considered their duty as a body re- presenting the ratepayers. He was quite sure he was speaking the sentiment of every one in the county when he said it was a natural desire with man to be buried in the same grave as these who were near and dear to him, and if not in the eame grave, at least, in the same yard. He admitted it was a ereit expense. The price of it had been put at -0500 an acre by Mr Hughes, and there was Mr Gee, who asked for compensa- tion, but he W IS not without hope that both Mr Gee and Mr H ighes would come to be of the same opinion as the great majority of the town, and consider it desirable to rare the ground in ques- tion for a new burial ground. They knew both Mr Hughes and Mr Gee as persons who had always done all they could for the public good. Mr Hughes was a thorough gentleman, and a great aud influential landlord. Let them look at the churchyard of St. George. There was not a cleaner or mere beautiful churchyard in England, and Mr Hughes had made it so at his own expense. He believed if Mr Hughes were approached in a pro- per way, he would be willing to do everything in his power to meet the wishes of the coucoil. He (the speaker) eaid he was very ready to do any- thing he could in any way, if thereby he might serve the council with this matter, and concluded by saying that those who honour the dead never fail to do their duty towards the living. He hoped th ^y would succeed in getting the p;ece of land at Whitchurch, and not have two sepnrate burial grounds—The town clerk then read several letters stating the prices at which the respective owners were prepared to sell land to the corporation. These prices varied from JE350 to XI,50 per acre. -Mr H. H. Hoberts asked whether it would not be well for the council to decide as to the amount or land which they required. He was of opinion it was not their duty to provide for a time which covered more than 70 or 80 years, and thought about 2 j acres would be quite sufficient. He hoped they were not going to buy four or five acres for about .SiOOO, and then go to the expense of walling aiound it.—The mayor said Mr Humphrey Roberts's field had the advantage of having been well drained.—Mr T. J. Williams asked whether they should not first decide as to the field at Whit- church first. There was X500 per acre to be paid as the price of the land, and after that there would be the compensation to be paid to Mr Gee, which, no doubt, would be considerable—Some further disouss on took place, and ultimately it was resolved that the matter be left for the further consideratien of the committee. Supply of Water at Henllan and the Drainage.— y A letter w*3 received from the Local Government Board enquiring as to what steps had been taken in the above matter.—The town clerk read a copy of tho letter which he addressed to the above board on the matter.—Mr Harrison said he did not understand the question of the drainage at Hen- llM1 had been before the board at all. He happened to remark at a previous meeting that the whole question would have to be considered before very long, but thare was nothing said beyond that, as far as he remembered.—The town clerk replied the matter bad been before them sometime ago.- On the motion of Mr Gee, it was resolved <In.t the borough surveyor be requested to make enquiries into the matter, and see what was neces- sary. The New Entrance t-i the Magistratis' Room.—Mr R T. J onea proposed to rescind a resolution which was passed on 1st October, 1883, on the motion or T-Ir Gee, seconded by Mr R. A. Daviea, to the effect thdt no part of the Poultry Market be taken to provide a now entrance fo* the magis- tr^tes* ro m or for any other purpose.—Mr Lloyd WiiLams, who was pvesent, produced plaus which propose that the recess at present belonging to the P,>nlvy Market should be given to provide a new entailo-j for the magistrates' room, and that the room upstairs should be elcv-ited, in order to holi corn nuvrketa therein.—Mr Wynne Edwards fnid ho wou d never give his consent to give one square foot of the borough property to the county. —Mr R. K. Roberts thought it was unfair that no power was given to the borough magistrates to grant the use of the adj jiuing room without aekmg for the consent of the county surveyor.— Mr Gee spoke to the s-trae effect, and asked why they should go aud knock at the door of the 1 couct/veycr for hia consent to make u-e of the room.—-Mr Wynne Edwards also thought the I borough magistrates should have an absolute right, of the room, the aaoie as the county magistrates had.—Mr Lloyd Williams said the consequence of that would be that the county and the borough I magistrates might make arrangements to use the room at the same time. Another thing, he never I refused to give his consent when it was asked for.—Mr Gee said that was not the question. Tney objected to the principle involved.—Mr Wynne Edwards said the difficulty referred to by Mr LI05 d Williams could be easily got over by an understanding that in such case the borough magistrates were to waive their claim in favour of that of the county magistrates -Further remarks were made, after which it was resolved, on the motion of Mr Gee, that the county surveyor be requested to put his proposals in writing.
RUTHIN. We have great pleasure in announcing that Mr Osbert Edwards, 9, Cast!e-street, of this town; has been appointed commissioner to take the acknowledgments of married women. MAJOK WEJT ON TUB DTNAMITE CONSPIRATORS. Major Cornwallis West, in a letter from Ruthiu Castle, expresses the opinion that tha time is past for courteous aad sympathetic answers to our diplomatic remonstrances against the tone of the Irish American Press." During a recent visit to the United States, Major West says he had fre- quent opportunities of seethe so-c lied Nationa'ist journals of New Tork, in which the assassination of English statesmen and the free use of dynamite were openly and untlushingly aivocated by the cowardly assassins who contribute to their foul pages. The difficulty of dealing with the matter lies, he consfdeis, in the entire absence of any law against press offence3 in most of the States of the Union. It is not denied that Mr Frelinghuysen and the Executive at Washington are fully aliva to the enormity of the murder propaganda now going oa through the medium of the Irish Nation- ulist Press of New YOlk, but (says Major West) they take no action, and the time is come when the English people may sternly point to the horrible attempts recently made, and demand of a friendly Government some protection from the band of murderous conspirators who shelter them- selves in a free country under the cloak of patriotism. patriotism. SANITARY BOARD.—The usual monthly meeting of the board was held on Monday, under the pre sidency of Mr Thomas Lloyd Roberta. The other members present were Mr Thomas Ellis, Mr Hugh Jones, Rev Evan Evans, Mr Owen Williams, and W. Davies.-The report of the medical officer of health was read, and in it was stated that the number of deaths in the district during the pre- vious month was 14, and the number of biiths 13. The deaths were at the rate of 15 per 1000 per annum of the population, and the births at the rate of 14 per thousand. It was a matter of gratidcation, the report stated, that the di trict was free from infectious diseases. The report further state! that the officer had visited Bryn Eglwys farm, and found that the pigsty of which the infpec or complained at the last meeting, WnS, as regards its position and state, such as to fully justify the inspector in calling the attention of the coard to it.—The report of the inspector of nuisance was read,but nothing of public interest was contained therein. THE CELEBRATION OF THB MEMORY OF THE PATIION SAINT OF WALES.—The celebration of St. David, the patron saint of Wales, was carried out here on Friday and Tuesday nights last by means of a concert and literary meeting at the Assembly. rooms and a dinner at the Spread Eagle. The meeting on Friday evening was presided ovar by the mayor, Mr Osbert Edwards, the conductor being Mr LewisJoues (Rhuddenfab); the principal vocalist, Mr J. Pentyrch Williams, and harpist, Telynor Meirion. There was an excellent atten- dance, the hall being quite full, among those present being Mr Roberts (ex mayor), MrsOsbeit Edwards (lady mayoress), Mr J. Jones, St. Peter's. square Mr Howarth Williams, Mr Alun Lloyd. Mr D. Jones, Agency OSLe; Mr W. Llojd, town clerk; Mr Humphreys, Castle-street. &c. The adjudicators were Mr H. Morris (Rhuddfryn), Corwen; Mr J. Pentyrch Williams, Mr W. Lloyd, Mr J. Simon, Rev J. F. Reece. Mr R. P. Davies, Mrs Osbert Edwards, and Mrs Robert Record street. The president took the ohair at seven o'clock, and the Juvenile Choir, accompanied by the Stringy Band and Miss Walmeley on the piano, haviog sung, he rose, and said it afforded him great pleasure to meet them that evening on the occasion of celebrating the memory of their patron saint. He hoped the occasion would serve to enable him to know them better and create a closer sympathy between them Their patron saint flourished at a very early period- A.D. 530, and lived to be 140 years old. The chairman enumerated the different reasons given as ti why the leek was associated with St. David, and concluded with a very interesting description of the manner in which the day was kept by the Welsh Fasiliers After the address of the president, the bards were invited to come forward and address the meeting, and Mr J. Simon and Mr Robert Lloyd, stimulated by the example of the conductor, responded to the invitation. In a musical competition (quartett.) "The Muse," prize ^83, only one party appeared, viz., that of Mr Thomas Roberts, accompanied on the piano and the harp. The adj udicator was Mr J. Pentyrch Williams, who expressed regret that no other party had come forward, a* it would have rendered the competition more interesting. However, he had not the least doubt of the party which had sung being well worthy of the prize. After that there was read by the conductor the adjudication of Rhuddfryn on the epigrams on the Electric Light," prize 2s 6d. Five had entered the competition, none of whom, however, possessed any special merit. The best epigram was that of Mr Benjamin Davies, Baptist minister. The next item was penillion singing by Mr Peter Jones, Llanelidan, after which we had a song from Mr Pentyrch Williams, accompanied b? the string band, and on the piano by Miss Walmsley. On resuming his seat, he was very enthimasticady encored, and sang a portion of it the second time. A competition in speech-making followed, subject "Ruthin—meaning ef the name," prize 2s 61. Two competitors, Mr S. Owen, Jun., and Mr Edward Jones (Iorwerth Tir Simwnt). The adjudicators were Mr Roberts, solicitor, and Rev J. F. Recce. The prize was divided between the two. The next thin £ was competition in penillion singing with the harp, prize 5s. Only one com- petitor, Mr Peter Jones, Llanelidan. A song was then sung by Mr J. Edwards (loan o Laufair). 1 Choral competition, "I would I were a star," prize 15s;| adjudicator, Mr J. Pentyrch Wil- liams. Only one choir, Juvenile Choir, con- ducted by Mr Lloyd, Borthya. Mr Williams, in giving his decision, said the rendering was ex cellent, and reflected the highest credit on the conductor. The singing of the soprano (Sdiss L. Clubb, The Star) was remarkably go 'd, and if he gave Mr Lloyd any advice he would suggest t) him not to allow her to s'ng too much. The rendering was not, of course, perlect, but taking everything iato consideration, it was remarkably good. Next was given Welsh airs by the Ruthin String Band; then a competition in translating words from English into Welsh and V, eish into English, the prize being 2s. The words were given by Mr J. Simon and Rev J F. Re >ce. Two competitors— Mr S. Owen, Jun., and Mr Thomas Jones, Borthyn. The prize was given to the former. Competition in Penillion Singing with the hiUp, prize 5s. Only one entered, viz Mr J. Edwards, Llanfwrog, who, however, soon failed to follow the harp, and had to retreat amid laughter. Adjudication of Mrs Osbert Edwards and M=s Roberts, Record street, on the competition for the best Pair of Stockingq, prize 3s, the pvlr t) be the property of the successful competitor. The adjudication was road by the conductor. There I was only one candidate, Mrs Owen, Mwrog-strcet, to whom the prize was given. After that we bad a song by Mr Pentyrch Williams, who was v ry enthusiastically rece-vel by the audieuce. Ad- judication of Rhuddfryn on "A Dream in Rhy e," prize 5s. The successful candidate was announced by the conductor and turned out to be Mr Tao3. Williams (Rhydfab), near Chester. Chorus b_f (the Juvenile Choir, conducted by Mr LLyd. an i following that we had tin adjudioation of Mr W. j Lloyd, town clerk, and Mr R. P. Davies, oa the j essays, Ruthin and its Surrouudings," piize £ 1 j Is. There were three conpecit >r3, but iue t best was Mr T. P. Humphreys, Castle street. The adjudication was read by Mr Lloyd, who said the successful essav wa3 a very valuable production, and he strongly re- I commended the committee to consider whether it would not be advisable to have it reviewed and printed. Mr Davieb added a few words, endorsing what had been said by Mr Lloyd. Portion'? of the essay were read at the meeting. Choral comyeti- tion, "Glory to God:" adjudicator, Mr Pen- tyrch Williams prize, £2. Two choirs entered, viz,, Toe Town Choir, conducted by Mr Joseph Davies, and the Juvenilo Choir, conducted by Mr Lloyd. The former won. The adjudication having been read, the proceedings caaie to a close. THE DIXNE* AT THE SPREAD EAGLES on Tues- day night was a perfect success. Mr a id Mrs Morris did their part in an excellent manner by way of providing for the occasion, and their cater- ing was of the highest' order and best quality. They deserve the speaial thanks of the committee, for they spared neither trouble nor expensa t) have everything in such a condition that every- body present should thoroughly enjoy them- selves. The room was tastefully, decorated for the occasion, anl among Jtie decor-- tions the leek was conspicuous. Covers were, liid for sixty, and among those piesent wore Mr Charles Goodman Jones, Dr Hughes, Mr Magin, Mr Oharles Aldridge, Mr J. ESimjn, Mr Lewis Jones, Mr J. Morris, Mr Robert L'oyd, My J. Jones, draper; Mr J. Wallttsley, Mr Po. Roberts, (corporation); Mr Isaac Jone3, Llanfwrog; Mi- Robert Jones, do.; Mr Morris Edwards, Mr Alexmder, Mr E. Hughes, London House; Mr W. Williams, printer, &c. Telynor Me'riou Wis engaged for the occasion and played during dinner, and otherwise addel to the peoeral enjoyment by accompanying the sorgs on the harp. The cloth having been removed, Mr Lewis Jones rose and said he was sorry Mr Roberts, the ex-mayor,had been prevented from comillg there to tike the chair, and in bis absence he would propose that Mr J. Simon be asked to preside. Mr J. Jones, draper, seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. Mr Simon the;i took the chair, and the loyal toasts having been culy honoured, and the National Anthem sung, he r^so aud said that fifteen years had elapsed siace they they had commenced to hold these meeting". The first meeting was held at the Star Inn, wheu Llew Hiraethog and others were present; but they soon became so popular that they had to be held in the Town Hall. At the time of the Imt meeting held at the Town Hall, they tock their dinner at the Star as before, and he remembered very well that their chairman on the occasion was the late Mr Lloyd, solicitor. Subsequently they removed to Orcss-foxes, and it was well-known to them all who they had on different occasions as chairman. Subsequently Mr Simon rose and said he had seen a paragraph in a newspaper the previous week asking what was done with the surplus. Never was any question asked more unnecessarily, aud he might say never did any committee act more honourably than the Gwyl Dewi Committee. On one occasion they gave £ 15 towards the Cods Fund. They never had anything for themselves, but gave their time and talents for notbing, and very often had to go into their own pockets to meet the expenses. After the address of the chairman, a Scotch song, Auld Lang Syne," waj given by Mr Walmsley, the company joining in the chorus. After that Mr Peter Jone', Ltanelidar), gave peniil ion singing with the harp, and Mr Robert Joaes, Llanfwrog, sang "The Land of my Fathers" in Welsh, accompanied by the harp, and the com- pany joining in the chorus. At this stage Mr Edward Jones (Ioswerth Tir Simwnt) greatly amused everybody by reciting epigrams on different topic?, composed by himself. His recitations were received with roars of liughter. This was fol. lowed by a very interesting address by Mr L. Jones on the Welsh language and the Wdsh people, in which he alluded, amid the enthusiastic cheers of those present, to many Welshmen, such as Sir Watkin Williams and the Right Uoa. Osborne Morgan, who had attained high position? in the State. The rest of the evening was sp-nt in singing, recitations, &c., and at 11 o'clock the pirty separated, having ec joyed themselves thoroughly. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—A meeting was beld on Monday last, presided over by the Rev. The Warden. The otner guardians present were.: Mr Jesse and Dr Jenkins (ex-officio), Messrs Thomas Ellis, Llanrhaiadr; W. Dav.es, Llan- fair; O .vcn Williams, Aberwheeler; Thomas Lloyd Roberts, Llanfair; Hugh Jones, Llau. ynys; William Jones, Clocaenog; David Grit. fiths, Vanfwrog; Rev E. Evans, Lla-armcu, &e. The Proposed Improvements of the Workhouse — Tne chairman read the report prepared by the committee appointed to consider what improve- meats were neede I at the workhouse, and sail he was thoroughly of the opinion that the improve- ments suggested by the committee were very ne- cessary. The drainage was in a very bad condi- tion and should be looked after without aiy fur- ther delay.—Mr Hugh Jones fully endorsed what, had been said by the chairman, and added it was of little use for them as a sanitary board t) meet there time after time to look after the sani- tary condition of the Union, while they overlooked the condition of their own house.—The chairman said Mr J. Morris, stone-mason, had prepared an estimate of the probable costs, but he (the chair- mL n) thought it would be hardly fair to Mr Morris to disclose what that estimate was for should the matter be submitted for competition the disclosure would ba a decided advantage to the other com- petitors.—Mr Jesse asked whether it would not be well to decide first whether the work be let as a contract or carried on otherwise.—Mr Ohas. Good- man Jones said Mr Morris was a very straight- forward and effieient man, and he proposed the work be given to him to carry out.—Mr Byford asked whether they were not bound to apply for tenders, and the chairman replied in the negative. —Mr Chas. Goodman Jones's motion was then seconded and agreed to. Appoin'ment of Master and Matron —A letter was receivei from the Local Government Board confirming the appointment of Mr and Mrs Roberts as master and matron. A letter was also read from the above board sanctioning the ap- pointment of Mr Robert Roberts as registrar for Clawdd-newydd District. Tht Cal's -The chairman read a ptateraent prepirel by the clerk giving a comparative view of the amounts of calls for the previous yews For the year 1880 the calls amounted to £R036; for 1884 (hRlf year) JE3513, thus showing a consider. able reduction. Mastcr's Bool.s.-The master reported that tho number of inmates last week was 76, egeinst 77 in the corresponding week of last year.-The number of vagrants for the fortnight was 82. HIGHWAY BOARD.—The usual monthly meet- ing of this board was held on Monday 1 ;s% when there were present-J. F. Jesse, E-q. (chairman), Messrs E. P. Jones, Llaaynys; Thomas Hughes Jones, Derwen; Edw ui jBughes, Clocaenog; and K. P. Davies, Lbn- fwrog. Mr Adams, clerk, was also pre eiit. Financt -The district surveyor sur;nvtt>e<3 to the board a summary of the wages sheet for the fortnight ending 26th January, which was as follows:—Main roads, £ 24 93 91; district, roads, £31. He also submitted a summary of the ,nges sheet for the fortnight ending February 9:'}, which amounted to JE55 4* 8J, viz £ 20 153 on the nasin roads, and JESt 9s 8d on the distrct rovls, for which sums he had received a cheque since the last meeting of the board. The boatd no-<? approved of the sheets and confirmed the payment of tbe cheques. The surveyor produced sn ac- count of the vrages due for the fortnight Febru\ry 23rd, which amounted to £ "1 2-.6 j. v:z £ 17 103 for main roads, and j633 12s 61 for district roads. The board examined the account?, aud cheques were ordered to be given for the amount. -The clerk reported that since the last roeet.in^ the Denbighshire County Authoriy had p ud tho sum of L205 4s lid, being balance due for the maintenance of msin roads within the district up to 20th of March, 1883.—Mr Hughes, waywarden for C'ocaenog, called the attention of the boa-d to the state of a hedge on the side of the road be tween Bont Uchel and Clocaenog, which ínÜ beeo, with the permission of Lord Bagott, t iken down by the board for the purpose of widening the road. The district surveyor was oiderei t) repair It. 1 without any loss of time.
Eno I MOLD. j A SALVATIONIST SENT TO JAIL.—At the County I Hall, on Wednesday evening last, before C. P. i Morgan, Esq.—Edward Joue?, of Pentref, generally known es "Ned y Felin," a member off the Salvation Army, was charged on warrant withs threatening to do his wife, Leah Jones, soma bodily harm. His worship considering the easat proved, ordered the prisoner to find two sureties insr X2 each to keep the peace for a fornight. Beingf uuable to do so, he was sentenced to 14 daymc, imprisonment with hard labour. THE NEW High-BHEKIFF FOR FLINTSHIRE.—M^ £ Richard Muspratt, Trelewnev Hovse, Flint, hasf been appointed sheriff of this county, in to Mr Robert Fr-st, whose term of office ha** expired. SCHOOL BoARD.—The monthly meeting of thilá: board was held at the office of the clerk (Mr H. G- Roberts, solicitor), 0:1 Tuesday last, when that- following members were present: —Rev Rogers Edwards (chairman;, Oliver Jones, A. T. KeeneJ J. Corlett anl W. UopwooJ.—Thc clerk reported that he hid met Mr Catherall, at the Buckley Schools, aud that as a result, three tenders had been received for the work propesed to be dene to the galieries there. It was decided to accept the tender amounting to XG 5•?, by Mr Jo he C&tteraU.— The clerk also reported the result of his com- munication with the returning officer as to the cost "f the recent uncoti tested election, and stated that that gentleman had agreed to accept elevea guineas iu discharge cf his claim.—The attaudauce officer read his report, in which he referred to about 59 cases of irregular attendance. Summonses were ordered against a number of parents, and warnings in other cases. The remainder of the business was purely routine. ABEEYSTWYTH COLLEGE.—In additicn to the letters published laat week relative to the con- tinuance of the Governrceiit grant to this college, the Rev W. T. Thomas is in receipt of the fol- iowiag: — 10, Downing- street, Whitehall, March 3rd, 1884. SIB,—I am directed by Mr Gladstone to inform vou that he has received tho COlli rui. ideation from. HafodtAlun on the subject of Aberystwyth College, which you have doue him the honour to forward to him.—"I am, sir, your obedient serv.ict, "0. W. SfKisCEii LITTLETON. "Rev W. T. Thomas." Persons anxious to do their little in furtherance of the steps t&ksa towards the contii.ua,nee of the Government grant to the college, can, if so dis- posed, sign a petition to tiig Houec of Commors 1 or presentation this session. The petition is, we believa, ia the hands of Mr W. LL farry, Marlow- terrace. CALViyisTtc METHODIST REVIVAL SERVICES.—— These services, in which considerable interest is being manifested, and which have been most sue- cess rally conducted throughout North Wales, are, we understand, to be held at Mold during the forthcoming tveek. The preparatory prayer meet- ings have been largely attoadcJ, and we are glad to hear that a common feeling of sympathy as to the success of the movement is being exhibited by the various denominutions in the town. LAST WEEK'S DRAMATICAL ENTERTAINMENT.— We regret that Mr H. J. Treddle's nicely worded prologue, composed for the occasion, was "crowded out :of our report of this entertainment con- tained in our last issue. The nett profit's realized were about £20. which, whea the low prices of the admission are coiisiderel, shows in itself the crowded state of the house. LEXTEN SERVICES.—During the season of Lent, at the close of the Sunday evening services, in- teresting meetings will be held in the Parish Church. On Wednesday evenings the vicar will preach upon the payable of the Prodigal Son. The following are announced to preach at the Bistre i Parish Church :-Thulsday, March Gth, the Rev Archdeacon Smart; 1-3rb, the Rev J. EvanB» Buckley; 20th, the Rev ft. Roberts, Welsh Church, Chester; 27th, the Rev Dauiel Edwards, »Jefn; Wednesday, April 2nd, the Rev J. D. Jones, Pen-y-mynydd. Sr DAVID'S DAY.—Contrary to the usual custom, the day set apart iu commemoration of the patron saint of Wales (March lstj was totally unobserved at Mold. Weslutan JHOME MISSIONS.—On Sunday last special services were held at the Wesleyan chapel, Wrexham-street, in connection with the above missions, when sermons were preached by the Rev U. Smita. On M6nday evening a meeting was held when addresses were delivered by the Rev W. Foster, B. A. (deputation), R. Smith, and S. Brown, the chair being occupied by George Bellur, Esq. ENTERTAINMENT.—The fifth cf the series of entertainments iu aid of the Congregational San- day School fund was held at the Westminster- road School-room on Monday evenirg last, under trie presidency of Mr Thcmas Yorke. The sleet which had fallen incessantly cluriug the day having in the evening subbidel. a large audience was present. The chairman opened the proceed- ings with a brief, though appropriate, address, after which the following programme was suc- cessfully carried out:- Solo Pianoforte. Mies Sissic Griffiths. Reading, "ClevelandDialect"Mr II. J. Tweddle. t'ong (comic, encored), Colonel Crusher," Mr George Gilbert- Laughable Farce, entitled Over the Garden Wall." DRAMATIS I'EESOy.'E. Mr Charles Bizzilbuoy Mr J. F. Pugh. Harry Birch H. T. Jones. Jelf, a Negro servant. Perkins. 0 Song (comic, encored), "An awful little Scrub Mr T. S. Adams. Reading, The Razor Seller. Miss A. Wioatanley. Song (encored), "The Slave Mother." Master George Roberta- Reading, Beautiful Snow. Rev D. B. Evana. As a number of the performers announced failecl. to put in an appearance, an impromptu speech- competition was substituted. Two persons only competed, the subject given being A Candle- stick," the prize awarded by the chairman was divided between the competitors, Messrs H. J. Tweddle and J. F. Pugh, and was subsequently handed over by them towerds the juuds. The characters in the farce were capitally represented, the piece illustrating how a gentlera m, to get out oi the way of a mad bull, j nmpl ever the garden, wall," is immediately seized by a black servant, 'Vbo takes him for a thief who has been robbing the garden for some time. The gentleman is a friend of the master of the nifger, but is bo >ncL hand and foot by his friend's servant, end at last released from his bon^s by his friend. The evening's enjoyment concluded with a unanimous vote of thanks to the chairman, to which that ge. tleman responded in suitable teims. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.—Before Messrs P. B. 1). Cooke, E. Thompson, W. Thorn, and CL P. Morgan. Z.ctiising Busiliess.-Thc license of the King's Head was transferred from Anne Joues to Eben- tZ!l Hughes; that of the Mcstya Arms from Efceaezer Hughes to Thcmas Williams; and the Queen'a Head, Pentre, from Thomas Williams to fiichard Williams. Special license granted to Edward Davies, Feathers, Tryddyn. School Board.-Thomhs Ear arcs v. Alice Dodd (3uck'ey) and. Elizabeth lloberts (Qwern-y- mynydd). As industrial schools had as yet failed to i.e obtained for the chiljieu in these adjourned eesas, they were further adjourned for a fort- night. Reformatory Contributions -ThcB. Joacs, of Firms Yard, shoemaker, was summoned at the instance of Supt Bjlton, on behalf of the Institute of Re- formatory and Industrial Schools, for the amount of arrears due upon au order oi 2s per week for the maintenance of his child, Pr ce Jones, at the Manchester and Salford Reformatory Industrial Schools It having been proved that defendant wac.: able to pay the contribution he was ordered to p'\ Y the arrears, JE3 is, 'with 83 costs. Jltvlosives.—Licenses reucs-al granted to Mr Robert Barker, chemist. [ (Continued on page 8.)
^oaes's appointment incurs, and should we find them to be true, we shall (leal with the whole sub- ject very plainly and vary openly. Meanwhile, on the part of our countrymen we beg to thank Messrs Dew and Brown for the stand they are making against what appears.to say the least of it, to be an act of gross unfairness. As an evidence of the utter unscrupulousness ¡ and inconsistency of her Majesty's pro- sent Opposition, their conduct on Monday night last is worth noticing. Having a hazy notion that the Government were about to withdraw Biitish troops from Suakim and the Red Sea Littoral, they came down in large numbers, exulting in the thought that at last they had an opportunity of damaging the credit of the Ministry in the eyes of the coun- try but finding that the rumour to that effect was without foundation, Lord Randolph Chur- chill, more leady than a P&rnellite with ob- structive abuse, rose, and in a speech displaying more than usual violence and ignorance of facts, attacked the Government for the course they have taken,which,be it noted,is exactly the opposite of that course to censure which the Tories had come down. It is to be wished that the country had some means of bringing such a state of things to an end. It is simply dis. graceful that important business affecting the rights and welfare of the whole nation should be interrupted and delayed by the vagaries of » man like Lord R. Churchill, and it reflects seriously on the honour and capacity of the Conservatives, that they not only allow but support such vagaries. THE BRITISH SHIPPING INVESTMENT COMPANY.— We beg to call the attention cf our readers to the advertisement of this company, which appears in another coJuom. For small capitalists invest ments of this nature, judiciously made, prove at once safe and remunerative. The managers are Messrs Hay, Adam, and Co., and the registered offices of the company are at 2Gy Chapel-street, Liverpool.