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ST. ASAPH. ST. ASAPH RURAL SANITARY AUTHoBITY.-Dr J. Lloyd Roberts, Medical Officer of Health, has just issued his annual report. It, as usual, deals ex- haustively, clearly and faithfully, with tho sanitary condition of every district included with the district of the Authority and is accompanied with valu- able and useful statistics and tabular statements. The ofteer states that "there has been less sickness in the community generally." The births were fewer than during the previous 3 ear, and are the smallest number registered during all the years of administration of this district. In spite of this interesting fact, the author maintains that with an excess of six births over deaths in each 1000 of the population, the natural increase in the popula- tion is satisfactorily maintained." The deaths were also fewer than during the previous year, and I indeed, than during any previously recorded year as against a birth-rate of 21-9 per 1000, the death- rate is 16"2. The death-rate of infants was a tri- :de higher. "WESTWARD Hot "-Last week, Mr Robert Owen Williams, Ty Cerrig, and JDnvid Thomas, Maea Elwy, started across the Atlantic, and the former week we understand that no less than twelve persons departed for Nkanza City from the neigh- bourhood of Bodelwyddan, namely Messrs William and Isaac Conway, Glascoed David and Thomas Roberts, Ty Main Thomas Williams, Lodge, with wife and four children H. J. Thomas, and John Groom. We are informed that the Rev. Mr Will. iams, the Vicarage, treated them very kindly before they went by entertaining them all to a substantial breakfast at the Vicarage, afterwards to a service at the Church, conducted by the Rev. DanielEvans, Cefn. The Vicar also supplied conveyances to take them to Rhuddlan station, and Mrs Williams also occupied herself in carefully addressing their boxes. SUNDAY SCHOOL EXAMINATION.—A scriptural ex- amination in connection with the Vale of Clwyd Calvinistic Methodist Monthly Meeting, was held at Gemig Chapel on Monday evening, when about two dozen sat for competition. It wt,8 superintended by Messrs R. Morris, Hendre, Moses Evans, Tref- nant, and M. Roberts, Manchester House. UNIVEBSITY COLLEGE, ABERyaxwX H.-A largely attended meeting was held at St. Asaph on-Tuesday evening, the object being to obtain funds for the restoration of the above college, which was partially destroyed by fire about two years ago. The cost of rebuilding is estimated at £ 25,000, of which £1 O,OQO is recovered from insurances, leaving L15,000 to be obtained in the Principality. Towardd this sum, Mr Davies, Llandinam, has promised, conditionally a handsome sum; Mr Stuart Rendel, £ 500; and Sir Watcyn Wynn, JE200. Gratifying promises have also been obtained from several of the larger Welsh towns, and the movement is being taken up with great intercsl. by all classes in North Wales. The chair was occupied by the Dean of St. Asaph (the Very Rev. H. A. James.) The Rev. Charles Edwards (principal of the College), having traoed its history, Dr. Easterby, Sf. Asaph, proposed a resolution sympathising with the College Council in their trials, and expressing a hope that the friends of higher education would do their utmost to assist the restoration fuud.-The resolution was seconded and carried, and a local committee was appointed to obtdin subscriptions.