y MOLD. I TaB CHPRCa OF ENGLAND PVKITY SOCIETV.— I At a meeting held at the National Schools on I Thursday evening last, at which the vicar presided, it was decided to fcim a branch of the above society in Mold, and amoDgsb other resolutiors society in Mold, and amoDgsb other resolutiors jjaased it was resolved that the society be open to members of all denominations. The objects of the society are to promote—Purity among men; a chivalrous respect for womanhood the preserva- tion of the young from contamination; rescue work; a higher tone ef public opinion. The fol- lowing are the rules of the society :_C: To treat all cornea with respect, and endeavour to protect them from wrong and degradation to endeavour j *o put down all indecent language and coarse jests; maintain the law of purity as equally binding 011 men and women to endeavour to spread these principles among my companions, a .d to try al-d help my younger brothers; to use ev^ry possible aaeans to fulfil the command, 'Keep thyself 'Ptlre"" The following officers were appointed :— President, Rev Rowland Ellis, vicqr; treasurer, Mr Thomas Yorke secretary, Mr W. B. Rowden. MOLD NOTES. The Volunteer Band is looking up. The con. ductor (Mr Luther Jones) and the members Reserve to be complimentet upon the improve- ment which has taken pace in the playiDg of the Wad of late. We do want music now, not 'alto- getber noise. Tho band marched cut on Saturday anight with the new lamps on the shoulder cf each player for the purpose of reading the music, and 4he effect was pleasant. Tee' tumber of recruits to the corps increases every week, and by another month ♦here will be a very good muster. Some of the new members look well in military costume, and vhen the first parade and march out in regi- mentals takes place they will be scanned by many eyes. It is said that many of the recruits have joined despite the urgent solicitations of some of Zhe fair sex for them not to do Iii). Brave young meu. -t Since the removal of tne sc-iffolding, &c., frore the front of the Town Hall that bui ding has much improved in appearance, and it now bears a mat ked contrast to its old form both inside and out. There seems to bi a wrong impression about ihe charge lor the hall amongst sr,Mn towns- jmople, and the vicar when he referred to the charge of two guineas as excefsive, at the close of the temperance meeting the other evening, found plenty of people ready to applaud the sentiment. But as a matter of fact, the charge is not excessive. It must be remembered that very cr-n. siderable expense has been incurred in altering the building inside and out, and furniehing it. At -every public meeting a large amount of gas is consumed, and there is the expense of looking after and cleaning the rooms, and various other items. The matter has been fun., considered by the board, and they wisely decided not to let the Iffll in any case under two guineas. If once a precedent is established the board will always aneet wi'h difficultif s with applicants. Moreover, if the hire of the old room was worth 25s without any decent seat?, and with other defects which incurred expense to the promoters of every meet- ing held in it, surely two guineas is a fair sum to ^charge after the numerous alterations and im- provemeats which have taken place. The fact of the matter is, therd are few rooms equal to it iu North Wales in towns of the S'\m9 s zs as Mold. In meetings to which 1< no charge of admission ds made the audience are generally allowed the privilege of contributing something in the collection, and if the room iahalfful, and the collection averaged two pence per head, that vould more than pay for the hall. But whether < collection is made or not, the cause must be a poor one whose supporters cannot gather a couple of guineas for the Town Hall. This is quite sufficient on the subject. 0 The new reading-rooms at the Town Hall will 1ae ready for occupation at the er d of this or early next month. If the approach to them is some- what tedious for persons advanced in years they are very comfortable, once oite gets to them. The light. is splendid; the rooms are capacious, and t'he acoustic arrangements are, apparently, very satisfactory. One room, the largest, will be allotted for reading, another for conversation and eames-snch as ebess and draughts-and the third as a library. The views of the town and sur- rounding country from the different windows will well repay a visit to the rooms. Aa some people -eem to be under a miejapprehensicn on the point, it is well to mention here that the rooms will not be free; they cannot be kept open without subscription. w In order to make admission to the institute free from payment, it would be necessary to adopt the Free Library Act and levy a rate upon the rate- payers, which, although it would be exceedingly -•mall, some people would growl to pay. ♦ The public meeting in connection with the Church of England Temperance Society, which ■was fully reported in our columns last week, seems to have been much enjoyed by all who were -present. The sensible, practical address of th i chairman (Mr P. A. Lloyd) was only what we ahould expect from him, and it was much appre- ciated then the Rev fl. B. Blcgg's remarks were very interesting, and Mr Clark Aspinairs speech, which followed Mr Blogg'c, was as enjoyable as tmything of the kind could well be, and it re- minded one of the eloquent addresses of the Rev Thomas Evans. Mr A pinall de tlt with the tem- perance question in a fair and proper manner—not one-aidedj as is frequently the cue-an(i the re- salt was tllfit his remarks carried conviction in the nlnds of all present. Mr Aspinall, Mr Blcg*, Mr Morgan Bees, Mr Candlin, and our reelected vicar were noble specimens in favour of total ab- stinence, and their presence on the platform spoke volumes in favour of the cause. • A branch of another admirable society has been formed in Mold-the Church of England Purity tfcpciety, which, however, is open to members of other religious denominations. This society, like the temperance one, is calculated to do much good. ♦ The winter months that have just passed by liave been remarkable for the number of meetings ttathave been held in our mid3t, and we are just catering on a season that will be comparatively frea from them. • There have been various small entertainments in the town, as well as a good concert now and aeain, which tended to take the dulress off the winte- ovenings, and to impart pleasant intercourse be- tween a number of different people; and, as Mr Clark Aspinall very aptly remarked the other even ing, every gathering that has a tendency to unite peop'e of different classes and creeds together,and to remove the distinctions, of which there are too many nowadays, which make persons jealous of each other, and so forth, every such gathering is productive of real good. Small in size and posi- tion as Mold is, it ia disgusting to observa how many degrees there are in society in our aidet. <t t • Then, again, there have been numerous reli gious meetings, some of which were of a special charac- ter, For instance, the mission services as the Swish church, and the revival services ai; the alvinistic Chap9l, conducted by the Rev Rkbard Owen. There is no reason whatever to doubt that these gatherings have done much good. But if the good people who promote them, whose hearts ache for the spiritual welfare of their fellow. creatures, were to arrange for house-to-house wieitatione in IOme of the low p-irts of the t>wn, Xbey wouli probably be rawarded with better re. an1t. than they have yet witnessed. Talk about the tqialor,degradation,and irreligion which exists iathe slums of «ur large towL5, indeed; why, there is sufficient of it in Mold, and every other small town, to make one shudder The fact of the matter is, there is too much re- spectability, so to (peak, about religious efforts in J these days—too much churchism and chapeliscn. If the people won't go to church or chapel—and there aire hundreds in Mold who don't—v»ell, they do the other thing—keep away. One word more about this matter. I have 1 already said more than I intended, and the mat- | er shall drop. It is stated that serv cea have been held in a room at Bromfield-row-a locality not noted for the high state of its morflity or religion-with very good results The children and others who attend the meetings were apparently ignorant in religious matters before these services commenced, a proof of the necessity for holding thsna. Probably, if the meetings were held under 1 bhe auspices cf some particular church or chapel more would have been heard of them. But they have thrived without any such patronage. At the Church of England Temperance Society meeting, last week, some of the speakers alluded to the want of proper recreation and amusements 'I as being one of the causes of drunkenness in this c untry. Mold is well off in both respects at present, at any rate. There are cycling, cricket, feotball, and lawn tennis clubs here. And then again there are different friendly and philanthro- pic societies in the town. There are plenty of occu- pations for the pastime of Mold people. We don't th'nk there is more or lesi drunkenness in Mold, comparatively speakinsr, than in other places. However that may be, the people who are drunken here, as elsewhere, are so because they are fond of drink; the beast creation, they don't know when they have imbibed enough. The cycling club ia flourishing alreaiy. There are more cyclist here at present than ever, and the latest addition to the fraternity is a very desirable one. viz Inspector Minshull, who rides a Coventry tricycle. The Inepector must mind he isn't sum- moned for riding on the foot paths or without a lamp, as that would be rather awkward. Sergeant Perkins, a member of the I.O.G.T., with a soldier's courage fought bravely in defence of his temperaace principles at the meeting of the Mold Conservative Association held on Monday last, and despite great opposition was fairly suc- cessful in his endeavour to prove that Local Option wound tend towards the improvement of the people. I some montbs ago had occasion to mention the deplorable state of trade in the town and district. Affairs are now becoming most critic il, for the Alltami (late Argoed) Colliery has ceased to work, whereby about 80 men are thrown out of employ. ment. Lead mines in the vicinity of Gwern-y- mynydd are also in the same position. • • Miss ''Mary Rock," a member of the celebrated Foundry Yard "Rock" Band, has been engaged for a fortnight to perform O.H.M.S. at Ruthin. As has previously been mentioned in these columns, a number of young men occupying respectable positions in the town have joined the Mold corps of the 1st Flint and Carnarvon lliU s Volunteers. On Monday evening lut, headed by it3 excellent band under the conductorship of Mr Luther Jones, the corps, including the recruit", -umbering about 50, had a "march out" to Northop, accompanied by three sergeants and ser. geant-instructor, under the command of Capt J. Sheriff Roberts. • A step in the right direction. I am g'ad to hear that steps are being takon fey the members of the Congregational Church to hold a benefit concert on behalf of Mr J. P. Adams, to take place very shortly. My readers are doubtless aware that Mr Adams gave his services gratuitously as accom- panist at the series of entertainments in aid of the Congregational Sunday School funds held this winter. He also officiates at the harmonium at the above church. • Persons who take interest in cricket, and who like to witness the game, will be sorry to learn that the Mold Cricket Club have failed to come to terms with the tenant of the field. at the bottom of New-etreet, which the club used last year. However, another good field has been secured—fortunately there is more than one field suitable for cricket in the parish. It is in Clay- lane, and if it is more out of the way than the other, the situation is very pleasant, and it is only ten minutes' walk from the town. The club is likely to be prosperous this season. I regret to learn that the promoters of the Hor- ticultural Show have met withsuch an amount of opposition from certain quarters that they have been compelled to abandon the idea of holding the proposed show. Flower shows are annually held at Hope, Leeswood, and Pontblyddyn with great sucaess, and it is to be regretted if such obscure places as these can boast of their" shows," that in a comparatively populous district obstacles are raised which prevent the encouragement of the culture of flowers. < A tew-words upon an entirely different subject All that the kind word" and sympathy of a nation could do towards alleviating the great grief of our beloved Queen and the bereaved Duchess of Albany has surely been accomplished. On Satur- day morning last (the funeral day) the flag sur- mounting the parish church tower was half-mast high, blinds were drawn down in the principal resi- dences in the towc,and'the shutters of several of the shops were up. I understand that had the funeral day been other than a Saturday, a special sartj^e would have been held at the Parish Church. At this church, on Sunday, complimentary mourning was very generally worn by the gentry. Local poets, too, have not been backward in expressions of sympathy, especially worthy of mention are the poems of "Mary 0. A. Francis," Oaergwrle, and H. N. Tweddle," and T. W. G. both of Mold, appearing in local contemporaries. • The football season is now well nigh over, and active preparations are being made for the advent of the cricket seaaon. The first match, it is an- ticipated, will take place on the 28th inst. I append a paragraph appearing in Modem Society of last week The approaching marriage al- ready announced between Ciptain A. E. Morgan Fron Hall, Mold, late 71st Highland Infantry, and Miss A. Cross, will take place at St. Stephen's Church, South Dulwich, Surrey, on Wednesday, the 16th inst." The family of Captain Morgan are well known and much respected in this neigh- bourhood, and I am sure my readers will join me in wishing both the future bride and bridegroom long lives and health, prosperity and happiness. 4&CILLB ISSNB. RUTHIN. We understand that Messrs Thomas and Harris Jones have purchased the business andthe shop of Mr Lloyd, Well-street, and will open the shop on Tuesday next (fair day). SHEEP Doci TRIALS.—There are every prospects that the above trials will turn out very successful next Monday. SCHOOL BoARD.—A meeting of the board was held on Friday last, when there were present: — Mr E. Evans, vice-chairman (in the chair), Mr J. P. Roberts, Mr Samuel Owen. Rev J. F. Reene. and Rev J. Williams. The general routine of business, viz., the examination of log books, the school master's report, &c., was first taken. A list of absentees was read and a summons was ordered to be issued against one of the parents.—A. Jones, Khewl Station, was appointed to be candidate for a teacnership. The examination took place on Tuesday last.—Revision of school fees was on the agenda, but the matter was deferred. THE AGRICULTURAL SocimT.—A meeting was held last Monday in connection with the above society at the Castle Hotel, when the cha?r was occupfed by Mr Jesse (the president), the buainesa was to complete the committee, appaint collectors, tic. The following have been uppointed local committee (the firtt seventeen being also members of the general committee) :-Major W. 0. West, I Ruthin Castle; R. Blezird, Eeq Pool Park; Thomas Jenkins, Esq., Plas-y-ward; Thomas Jonea, &q Rhyd-y-cUgwyn Messrs W. Davies, Llvsfasi; W. Kellett, Plas Newydd W. Edwards, Biitbin; John Jonkins, Esq BrjnCeljn; H. P. Jones, Esq, Greenfie'd G Mausley, Esq.. Nant- I clwyd Hall; J. F. Jssse, Esq., Bathafarn Hall; Mr Thomas Jones, Plas Oach; T. Ll. Roberts, Eeq, 1 Gart^gynan J. T. King, Esq Bodvngharad Mr 1 Thomis Smith, Plas yn Llaa T. V. Williamson, j Derwen Hall; W. Higno.tt, Wern-fitwr; W. O. Edwards, Esq mayor of Ruthin W. Lloyd, Esq., town clerk; G. G. Ems. Esq., Plas Newydd; S G. Ellis, Esq do; G. Blezard, Etq., Pool Patk; J. Jenkins, Etq, Plas-y-ward; Messrs J. Kel et, Plas Newydd; J. Evans, The Griffia, Llnnbedr; 0. Hignett,Wera-fawir; Edward Roberts, Efq., solicitor, Rutbin; Messrs J. Pendlebury, Plas Coch C. E. Jones, agency offiie W. G. Ricby. on Plas Llanychau J. Bason, Esq Olwyd Hall; E. 0. V. Lloyd, Esq., Berth, Ruthin Messrs W. Jones, Ruthin Mills; E. Robeits, Vale View, Ruthin; J. Rowlands, St. Peter's-square, Ruthin E. Thomas, Cae'rfallen; J. Jones, Caergro23; J. Roberta, Bacheiryg JEdward Humphreys, Castle- street A. Daviea, Machine Inn; W. Richards, C'oss Keys Hotel; H. Hughes, Pen-y-streefc; G. F. Byford, Castle Hotel; E. H. Byford, Ty'n-y- wern; R. H. Williams, ironmonger; J. Roberts, Plas Isa', Llangynhafal; J. Bonner, Plas Efen- echtyd; H. Jones, Stryd Fawr; Thomas Wil- liams, butcher; J. Hughes, Pentra' Coch Roberts, Junior, Garthgynan; Hepburn, Na^tclwyd Hall; A Foweracre, do; Ash, Caerfron Thomas Joces, Gla' clwyd Davies, Bachymbyd; H. Jones, Ty'n- y-cauau Lloyd, Llawog; T. J. Davies, Llainwen; Thomas Jones, T/ Brith; Henry Williams. butcher, Ruthin; Thomas Edwards, Pontilen; Huges Larue. Clawdd-newydd.Corwen; J. Probert, Ruthin Castle; D. Jooss, Maeelyddyn Clawdd Newydd; O. Evans, Pont uchel; Robert Williams, butcher, Clwyd-street; LI. Roberts, Llanelidan Taylor, P!aa-is»', Llanbeir R. Dawson, Castle Farm; R. Jones, Gellifor Farm; F. Dilamere, Ffynnogion, Ruthin. GRAMMAR SCHOOL ATHLETIC SPORTs.-Theee sports were held on Wednesday last in a field close to the town. The weather was very fine, and a good number of persons had come together to wit- ness the sports. The result are appended :— Throwing the cricket ball (open) 1, W. A. Lewis; 2, W. L. Wynne. High jump, for boys under fourteen 1, H. Patrickson: 2, W. F. Byford. Half-a-mile handicap, for boys above fourteen and under seventeen: 1, A. O. Evans A. R. Bankart. High jump (open) 1, E. Owen jump, 4ft. llin. 120yards hurdle (open) 1, E. Owen; 2, J. W. Davies. Quarter mile race handicap: 1, Byford 2, Williams. Quarter mile flat race: 1, J. R. Roberts 2, T E. Owen. 150 yards flat race, for old boys: 1, G. Roberts, Oxford 2, W. Simon, Castle-atreet, One mile flat race: 1, W. L. Wynne: 2, E. OWCD. Quarter mile handicap, for boys above thirteen and under fourteen 1, E. D.Williams; 2, J. A. Jones. 120 yards race, for boys above 11 and under 13: 1, F. S. Clamp; 1, W. F. Byford. 100 yards flat race (open): 1, J. R. Roberts; 2. J. W. Davies. Sack race, for boys under fourteen 1, F. S. Clamp; 2, E. D. Williams. 100 yards flat race, for boys above thirteen and under fourteen 1, E. D. Williams; 2, J. A. Jones. 220 yards flat race, for boys above nine and under eleven 1, 8. Kirby; 2, L. Hum- phreys. Long jump (open): 1, T. E. Owen; 2, W. A. Lewis. 100 yards, for boys under seven- teen and over fourteen: 1, A. O. Evans 2, A. R. Bankart. Quarter mile handicap, for boys over nine and under eleven 1, S. Kirby 2, LI. Hum- phreys. Donkey race: T. E. Owen; 2, unde. cided. After the sports were over, the prizes were distributed by Mrs W. Oornwallh West. EXHIBITION CF PBIZB Ccrs, &c.—Mr W. C. Joyce, watchmaker, St. Peter's-square, had ex- hibited in his shop window this week, and for some time previously, the following articles:- Silver punch bowl regimental challenge cup, presented by Col. Sir W. W. Wynne, Bart., M P A.D.C., for the best drilled company, and won by G (Rutbin) Company, August, 1883. Also a very fine silver cornet, which wag presented to Mr John Edwards, bandmaster, Ruthin Rifle Band, b T the officers, members, and gentry of the neighbour- hood. Besides the above, there were five silver cups, prizes given last Wednesday to winners in the Grammar School Athletic Sports. These were for winners in tho foll-,wing: Our Old Boys' Race," 150 yarls; quarter of a mile race; flat race, one mile; half-a-mile race for those under seventeen and throwing cricket ball. TH3 NEW BOAUD OP GUARDIANS -With the ex- ception of Llanfwrog, there was no oonteat in any of the parishes, and consequently the old members were re-elected. For Llanfwrog there were three candidates, v:z Mr David Griffiths, Mr T. P. Roberts (the old members), and the Rev J. F. Reece, a fresh candidate. Tha papers were dis- tributed on Monday, collected on Tuesday, and counted on Wednesday, when the result showed that Mr T. P. Roberts and the Rev J. F. Reece were elected. THB RCTUIN YOLVNTEKBS (G COMPANY) paraded on the 8th inst and were marched to the Castle Hotel, where they sat down to their twenty-fourth annual dinner. There were presentMajor West, the lieutenant of the county Mdjor Conrad, Major Adams, Capt Ellis, Lieut. Ellis, Quarter- master Lloyd. Rev J. F. Reece, chaplain of the company; Mr Malmsley, Mr G. F. Byford, j Mr E. R. Byford, Mr Lloyd, LI an-rliud d, honorary S members; I Sergeant-Major Parcell, Denbighshire Hussars; Sergeant-Major Watts, 6 sergeants, and 90 rank and file. Oapt Ellis pre- sided. The usual toasts were duly honoured, pro- posed by the chairman. Major West gave the army and navy, coupling with the toast the names of Major Oonrad and Sergeant-Major Purcell. He said the British Army had always distinguished itsolf by glorious feats. As to the navy he was glad to say that it was hever in a more efficient state than at present, and he had the authority of the Admiralty for making the statement. With regard to the auxiliary forces, he was net aware when he fl: it came into the room that he hai to propose this toast. He alluded to the state of the force in 1860 and now. He was glad to see there a few faces who were along w th him at the commencement. They would remember the sneern that were thrown at them. It wes^aid in the first place they would never last; secoiM&it was playing at soldiers; third, that it woulddo injury to the country by fostering a warlike spirit. All these accusations had been long ago proved to be false. They were now a larger force, and the stan- dard of jefficieucy was greatly increased, and tho Government regarded the volunteers as one of the best mean s of defence the country possessed The country, and this town in particular, ought to be proud of its volunteers. This company having distinguished itself by winning the handsome cup there before them, and he believed the yeomanry of the country to be in an equally efficient state. Major Conrad begged to thank them on behalf of the army, and said, after Major West's excellent speech, there was little for him to siy, buthe;would endorse every word that bad been told to them. Sergeant-major Watts said he congratulated the Ruthin Company on having won the cup which was before them. Lieutenant Ellis proposed" Bisbope clergy, and ministers of all denominations," and the Rev J. F. Reece, in replying, said he ventured to express a hope that they would keep the cup which they had won, but it could onl? be done by constant work. Captain Ellis proposed Major West," who, having replied, Captain Ellis proposed their colonel, Sir W. W. Wynne, and their major, coupled with the name of Major Conrad. Major Conrad said the regiment were especially favoured on having three such efficient officers as Sir W. W. Wynne, Major West. and Major Mainwaring. They all knew them as well ay he did, and for himself he could only say be should be very sorry when Sir Watkin wonH cease to be his commanding officer. He was a geod friend to all, whether high or low.- Major West then presented on behalf of tbo com- pany a silver cup to Major Adams, as a slight re- cognition of his valuable services to the Ruthin Volunteers.—Major Adllms thanked them very warmly, and s*id he fe;t himself quite incapable of thacking them in the way he should liko. He gave an interesting and amusing sketch of the history of the company since its first start. Major Adams then proposed the health of Captain Ellis, which was eceivert with prolonged cheers.—Oapt. Ellis, in reply, gave a short account of the preseut position of the company, which waalvery satisfac- tory, the present btrength being 110, the highest number yet reached. Sergeant-major Watts I proposed the health of Lieutenant Ellis. H., was J an officer who had acquainted himself so honour- ably in his examination at the guards that they must all feel proud of him. He had stood in 1 their ranks as private sergeant, and had fi led the post of quarter-master, and waft now their li^u- I tenant. Lieutenant Ellis briefly replied, after I which, and some remarks frotn_,Captaia Ellis, the I company separated. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.—Before Oapt Coir, Dr Jenkins, and Mr Denton. Drunk and R'fusmg to Quit—Robert Jones, Llanarmon, was charged by P.C. E. Roberts with being drunk and refusing to quit a public hOlJs- The case wes adjonrned from the previous ».neet- inr.—Mr Roberts, solicitor, who appeared for the defendant, said at the last meeting bis client was unabe to attend owing to have been kicked by a horse. He advised him to submit to a penalty.- He was fined £ 5, including costs. Non )ziintenoizee.-Thomaa Divies, Glan'rafon, Llandyrnog, wrs charged by W. H. Jones, re- 1 eving officer, for refusing to contribute towards the maintenance of his parent. The prosecutor said the arrears amounted to L2 9d.—Judgment for the plaintiff. Animals Straying —John S'mon, Csst-le-street, Rutbin, was charged by P.O. C*5h with allowing his horse to stray on March 12th on the road lead- ing from Clocaenog to Ruthin.—Mr Simon said lie could not understand how the horte could have got into the road. The fence was alright and the gttte made safe. There were parties he said who took the glJte off its hinges and sent donkies to the ft.eld.- Fined Is and costs. Drur,k and Disorderly. — John Edwards, Rhos- street. was charged by P C. Cash for being drunk and disorderly on March 21st in Market-atreit.— Fined 5s and costs. Zes rting his family. — John Lloyd, Ruthin, was charged by Thomas Griffiths with running away and leaving hill children chargeable to the parish union on March 1,t -The defendant said he left the children in charge of his step-mother.—The step-mother was called and said the defendant brought the children to her and gave her a XI towards their maintenance. She kept them for a fortnight, and beirg unable to maintain the a any loncer she was obliged to take them to the union. -.The relieving officer said that all he wanted was fcr the defendant to take the children from the union and pay for their maintenance for the time they had been there.—The defendant was bound in the turn of £10 to appear before the court that day fortnight, the clerk telling him that if he could come to an arrangement with the relieving officer in the meantime it would be to his advantage. TOWN COUNCIL.—The usual monthly meeting of the council was held on Friday, when there were preeent:—The mayor (Councillor Osbert Edwards), in the chair, the ex-mayor (Council. lor E. Roberts). Aldermen R. P. Davies and E. Edwards, Councillors J. Morris, Ezra Robert;v, Lewis Jones, and T. P. Roberts. Death of the Duke rf Albaltll.-The mayor said their duty as loyal eubjec's would be to refer to the death of the Duke of Albany, and pass a vote of sympathy with her Majesty the (been. Her Majesty had lately met with a great deal of sor- row. but she had never allowed her personal afflictions to interfere with her public duties, which, in the opinion of the speaker, made her in the eyes of all her subjects an exemplary Sovereign. By the death of tho Uuke of Albany the countiy sustained a real loss. He was known to have taken after his father more than any of the other children. Like his father he loved the sciences and the arts, and was devoted to the servico of his country. The mayor made some further re- marks, and then moved the following resolution That the Mayor and the Corporation of Ruthin desire to offer to Her Most Gracious Majesty the profound sympathy and regrot at tha sadden Had premature death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Albany, and pray that she may be Divinely suppotted under her heavy affliction." The ex- mayor seconded thp. motion, which was carried unanimously.—The following resolution was then proposed by the ex-mayor:—"That the Mayor and Corporation of Ruthin desire to express their sincere condolence and sympathy with her Royal Highness the Duchess of Albany on the afflicting bereavement her Royal Highness has so sadly and suddenly pustained." This was seconded by Alderman Edwards, and also carried. Ty Newydd Tmancy.-A letter was retd from the tenant of Ty Newydd, asking for reduction in rent. He said he paid £ 21 for four acres—a rent which ho considered much too high. Some might say that he was making a good deal out of the orchard, but that was a mistake, as it waa im. possible for him to make much out of it—most of the trees having been blown down.—Councillor Ezra Roberts observed that when the tenant of Ty'n Minffordd made a similar application a committee was appointed to take the matter into consideration. He thought their best plan would be to adopt the same couree with the present ap- plication, and appoint the same committee.—Aid. R. P. Davies said he acted on that committee, but he would rather not do so again.—Councillor T. P. Roberts said that in the former case they re- dacedtherentof seven acres from £ tl to £20, and here was rent of £21 for four acres. He thought consistency demanded that they should make some reduction.—After some further remarks, Councillor Ezra Roberts proposed that the mayor, Aid. E. Edwards, Councillors Wm. Edwards and T. P. Roberta, ba formed into a committee to take the application to considera- tion.-This was seconded and unanimously agreed to. Application on bthalf of the School Board.—Mr Ezra Roberts said he bad been requested by the school board to bring an application before the council for the use of the room adjoining the council chamber, for the board to hold their meet- ings. The room used at present for that pur- pose was really a part of the house, and the schoolmaster seeing that his family was increasing had applied to the board to have it converted to its former use.—The Mayor: Do you apply for the use of it free of charge !*—Councillor Ezra Roberts Yes for if you charged us, we would have to come te you for t'ae money-so charge or no charge it would come to the same thing.- Alderman R. P. Davies said he could see no objection to let the board have the use of the room on certain conditions, viz., that the board should not hold their meetings at buch times as would clash with the meetings of the council, and that they should pay for the coals, gas, and clean. ing of the room. He could not see it was fair for the council to pay for these things.—Councillor Ezra Roberta said the council at present pays for the coals, gas, and cleaning the room. The Mayor: Yes but the difference is, if we paid for these, they would be represented to the ratepayers j as expenses incurred by tho council, whereas in fact they are incurred by the school board. The ex-mayor said, taking into consideration the fact tbat onQ.t1, ird of the money of the school board came from people outside the borough, he thought it only reasonable that the board should pay some- thing. Farther discussion took place, and ultimately it was resolved, on the motion of Alderman R. P. Davies, that permission be given to the school buard to use the adjoining room for their monthly meetings, the board to pay for coals, light, and cleaning the room, and that one month's notice be given when the council wish to terminate thfpa arrangements. Fin'l"ct'The amount of money in bgnfl was JE38 12s 4d, and the bills amounted to X3,5 7a. Station roa.ti.-The ex-mayor proposed that the committee appointed to consider the above quest- ion should be requested to visit the road, complete their report, and submit tbo same to the council.— This was seconded by Councillor T. P. Roberts anl agreed to. Obstructing the Streets.-The mayor said it had been represented to him that a certain tradesman in the town was causing great danger to nurses and passengers by hanging clothes outside his shop window. In his opinion, they should give him notIce to have them removed -Subsequently, it was agreed that the borough surveyor should be in- structed to tell the tradesman in question to dis- continue the practice. Fholo's of the Town.—The mayor asked what had become of this matter, and the ex. mayor answered that a meeting of tho committee had been held, and on the very same day Councillors ( D. Jones and himself went to the pbotoglapher: and made arrangements with him. The views would bo taken before the photographer left the I iown. 1 TREVOR, LLA.NAELHAIA11S. [ CONCERT.—On Saturday evening a mis ellaneous I conceit was given at Trevor Schoolroom, Mr I Taomas Hughes presiiing. A magic lante n w-w ¡. exhibited by Mr Gr. Farren, and songs were sung by the following: —Messrs J. it. Hughes, G. Tboma?, S. Robert?, and John Williams. The proceeds were devoted to James Cooke (senior). LLANDUDNO. ELECTION OF COMMISSIONED.—Oa Tuesday the voting pap?ra were countei, with the subjoined result:—Dr Dalton, 1,431; D.r Bold Williams, 1,423 Mr John Bidee. 1.:W9: Mr John Jones <01. Mostyn-street), 1,260 Mr Eliaa Jones, 1,2.33 Mr Georg 3 H. Fugh„ 1,051; Mr William Williams (builder), 870; Mr B. Woodcock (chairman), 653; Mr B. R. Daines, 621 Mr E. Turner, 441; Mr R. Clay, 52; Mr J. Littler, 27; Mr Myers, 21. Messrs Clay and Littler had withdrawn from the contest. The first seven are elected. PENMAENMAWR LOCAL BOUU> ELECTION.—The election of three me-nbers for this board was held on Tuesday, Mr O. H. Darbishire being the returning officer. The retiring members were Messrs E. Wyatt, R. Lloyd Jones, and Elias Jones, who sought re-election. The result of the poll was as follows:—Messrs E. Wyatt, 215 votes; R. Lloyd Jones. 208; Elias Jones, 201; Robert Jones, 167 W. '.Phillips, 147: and T. Lawson, 100. The result, therefore, shows that t..e retiring members were returned. DENBIGH. POLICB COURT, on Monday, before Mr E. T. Jones and Mr Thomas Evans, Robert Barnett was brought up in custody, having been apprehended under two warrants charging him with being drunk and disorderly on July 8th and August Srd, 1883.—He was fined 5s and costs for each offence. CONCERT.—The Rock Band gave a concert in the assembly-rooms on Tuesday night last. The attendance waa excellent, the room being nearly full, and everybody teemed to be highly pleased with the entertainment. THE FAIR.—There was a good attendance at the fair on Tuesday, but things went lather slow. There was a very small demand upon cattla, and price, contrary to all expectations, were very low. There was a pretty good demand upon horses, but the supply was not so large as we have many times seen it.-On Wednesday 'again, the attendance was very good, and things went better than on the day previous. The corn market kept in a very depress- ing state, the demand for wheat, barley andspats, being very small. Butter scld pretty steadny at former prices, but eggs were considerably cheaper. PETT7 SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before P. H. Ohambres ,Dr Tumour,'and Lieutenant Colonel Hughes. Using a Gun without a Liceme —Igaic Jones, Llanthaiadr, was charged by John Riehard, Everett, with using a gun for the purpose of kill- ing game without a license. Tho defendant pleaded guilty, and said he was very sorry he had committed the offence. Fined 10s and costs. Having Game in Tosieaion.—Wiljiim Jones, shoemaker, Henllan street, and Edwin Roberts, Henllan-street, were charged by P.C. Richards with having on the 3rd of April, 11 rabbits' nets and 46 snares.—William Jones did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. The case against Edwin Roberts was proceedod with. The P.C. said that he met the defendants at 7.30 a.m., on the day in question, and having good reason to suspect them, he asked defendants what they had on. They at first denied having anything, but on being searched there were found on them 11 rabbits, a quantity of nets, and 46 snares. The chairman addressing the defendant Edwin Jones, said the bench was goicg to deal leniently with him on account of its being his first offence. But it was a very aerions case, and quite as bad fs robbery. He was finedll and costs.
TOWN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the council was held on Monday lad, when there were present: The mayor (C R. B. Clough, Esq ), Alderman T. J. Williams, Alderman Dr Pierce, Councillors E. T. Jores, — Foulkes, Dr Caithness, R. A. Davies, T. C. Wjnnc Edwards, R. H. Roberts, J. Lloyd, and — Parry. The Teath of the Duke of Albany -Councillo T. O. Wynne Edwards said they had a long agend before them, and therefore he would not trouble them with many words. He would simply pro- pose that the mayor and corporation of Denbigh pend their most sincere sympathy to Her M fit Gracious Majesty in her bereavement in conse- quence of the death of the Duke of Albany.—The motion was approved of unanimously. The Sm iihfiild.—At a meeting of a committee on March 15th, it was recommended with regard to the now Smithfield that plans and specifications be so far altered as to comply with the instruction* of the Local Government Board,—The report was confirmed by the council. Report of the Medical Office' of Heallh -In his report this officer said that the general health of the borough was gocd. The number of deaths during the month was sixteen; the rate being 21'2, and the number of births 21, or at the rate of 38 6. Borough Surveyor's Report.—This ducer stated that he, in company with the inspector of nui sances, had visited Henllan, and recommended to the council that drains be made in Denbigh-street, Church-street, and Ty-coch-street, with an out- fall into the two fields. New Rate.-A rate of ten pence in the £ on hoase,and 21d in the £ on land, was passed.-The town clerk presented an estimate of the expendi- ture and receipts, in which the rate was proposed to be the same as last year.-The estimate was adopted without any alteration. Smithfieli.—Oia. the motion of Mr E. T. Jones, the resolution passed on the Sth of June, 18S3, viz That no verandah around the offices and refreshment-rooms be made in connection with thenewSmithfield," was rescinded. The Tenders.—Th* following tenders were re- ceived to carry out the workMr William Wil- liams, contractor, Rhyl, £ 5000 Mr M. O. Ed- wards, Rhyl, £ 5178; Mr T. S. Roberts, Bridge. street, Denbifih, £ 5145 Mr James Coppm«, Abergele, £ 4950; Mr William Griffith, 1, Clwyd Villa, Denbigh, £ 4775.—Mr Wynne Edwards saii he wished to call their at. tention to the fact that they had no right to give their sanction to the spending of any money which they had not in hand, and if they did so they were legally bound to meet. it them- selves. He had not a word to say against any of the tenders; he balieved them to be very straight- forward tenders, otherwise they would not have been so near one another. But they could all see that the lowest tender was £ 4775, while the money they had in hand was £i338, making a diffcieboo of inorethau 1,400. If there was anyone present who waa willing to pay that i400 odd, all were well and glod, but in th3 absence of that he would never give his consent to let a contract before they had first the money in hand.—Mr R. H. Rcberts said it appeared to him that the question they should first consider was whether they were bound to accept any of the tenders at aU.—Mr Parry said it was a remarkable fact that the lowest tender should be higher than the estimate of their borough surveyor by over £ 1200. It was true that they should try to think whers the mistake was. He should like to know whether they could defer considering the tender for an indefinite length of time, or for a certain time only.—Dr Caithness said it was very Btranee that fivo men should be ao much higher in their tenders than the tBthrate or the borough surveyor.—Mr C. T. Wynne Edwaras proposed that the town clerk should be instruc^ea to make a statemett to the Local Government Board of the facts of the case. and ask their advice on the matter.-Mr R. H. Roberts proposed aa en amendment that the estimate n of the borough turveyor tegether with tbe tenders be referred to a committee of the whole council.-The motion was seconded by Mr E. T. Joncs.Mr R. A. Davies remarked that the pre- sent meeting was quite the same thing a* a com. mittea of the whole J Roberta said it would not do very well to let the figures and other particulars go to the press -Mr Davies rep led he should like to see more of their doings in the pren than there was.—The amendment, after a tew further remarks, was carried. I
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