THE NEW FLINTSHIRE MAGIS- TRATES. A waiter in the Wrexham Advertiser for the 7th instant, says So far as I know, nothing is to be said against the appointment as Magistrates, of the gentlemen who qualified at the Quarter Sessions on Tuesday last. The one id a brewer, and an ex- dissenter and Liberal, and the other is ;> son of his father. But the appointment of Messrs Price and Henry only increases the wonder that men of equal social position, greater wealth, greater experience, greater form of character, better education, and tenfold their influence, are systematically excluded. There is something wrong somewhere. The dis- senters say it is in the narrow prejudices of the Lord Lieutenant. The Lord Lieutenant thinks it is in the religion and politics of the' excluded. Which is right ? It is said that a premium is laid on "ntting" I in the county of Flint of late years, and several gentlemen a names are publicly mentioned as in- stances of the fact. The one is a man of years, highly respected, occupying a responsible position, and who ought to have been on the roll of magis- trates years ago. But he was a Liberal. By some means he grew cold, and retired to no man's land for a while. He was nominated a magistrate, and then came out in a fortnight a full-fledged Conserv- ative. The other is a man of exceeding good nature, whose conversion was bargained for in an office on the banks of the Dee. The thing is spoken of openly and boastfully by the principals, and we know they speak truth. One gentleman has been appointed for no other reason than that he acted as chairman of the district Conservative Committee at two elections. At least that is his only visible qualification. He is an alien and sti anger, and was made a magistrate before he qualified for a vote. It is wonderful how quickly some people get on, and equally wonderful how long others are kept off, and we are asked to respect the magistrate
THE FATAL FALL FROM AN EXPRESS TRAIN NEAR MOSTYN On Wednesday Mr William Davies, coroner for Flintshire, resumed and concluded the inquiry at Greenfield as to the cause of the death of John Thomas Young, aged twenty-five, a native of Gal- way, who was killed by falling from'the "Wild Irishman express train, between Holywell and Mostyn stations, early on Sunday morning last. Evidence was given that the deceased opened the carriage door, when he was blown out of the com- partment by the force of the wind.—A verdict of Accidenal. death" was returned. None of the deceased's relatives have yet been found, and his remains were interred in Holywell cemetery on Thursday.
THE TITHE DISTRAINTS IN DEN- BIGHSHIRE. Mr Peterson was engaged on Tuesday tithe col- lecting at Llanferres, near Denbigh. There was a noisy crowd, with the usual musical accompani- ments. Fifteen farms had been visited, and the day was closing, when the people, becoming more demonstrative—yelling and hooting—frightened the collector's horses, harnessed to the waggonette. The animals bolted just as a dogcart was coming in an opposite direction, driven by Mr Davies, Sea View, New Brighton, and also containing a lady. The waggonette was projected against the dogcart, breaking the springs, and throwing the lady out with great violence upon the road. She fortunately eaonpod with only severe bruises. Superintendent Vaughan and a body of police in the waggonette experienced a narrow escape. The driver was pitched off the box, and sustained such serions injuries that Dr. Williams, Mold, was sent for. Major Cross, J.P., shortly afterwards came on the scene. The waggonette was wrecked, one wheel wrenched completely off.
ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. 4 'r4e fortnightly meeting of the St.. Asaph Board of Guardians, was held at the Board, Room on Thursday, when there were present ? —Messrs Edwin Morgan (in the chair), J. Roberts, J.Lloyd (vice-chairmen), J- Kerfoot, John Hughes, Robert Davies, S. Perks, J.P., W. Bell, Edward Roberts, Wm. Williams, Robt. Roberts, Hugh Williams, William Ellis, John Vaughan, D. Davies, T. Howes Roberts, J. McMurray, T. Matthews. VOTE OF THANKS TO THE CHAIRMAX.-MR. EDWARD ROBERTS AND THE EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS. Mr E. Roberts said before proceeding with the general business of the Board he wished to be allowed to make one or two observation" He thought that before the members one byG one left the Board, that the time was a propi- tious one for them to express their high appre- ciation of the admirable, impartial and court- eous manner, in which the chairman had conducted the business of the Board during the past year (hear, hear). He was pleased to think that the hopes of the guardians when Mr Mor- gan was elected had been more than realized. There was only one thing during his connection with the Board, which gave him cause for re- gret, that was the attendance of the ex-officio members. The Board, as they were aware,was composed of 30 elected guardians, and 38 Ex- officio guardians. The 30 elected guardians had really on the whole attended exceedingly well, some of them had come a great distance, and through all kinds of weather, to rende; a help- ing hand to their chairman, but he regretted that the same remark could not be applied to the ex-officio guardians, for with few exceptions they had been conspicuous by their absence. Of the 38 ex-officio guardians, ten orly had attended the meetings of the Board. (f these ten Mr Lloyd bad only attended seven times, Captain Pennant six times, Col. He ue and Major Birch three times, Captain Conwy twice, and the Rev. R. H. Howard, once. Now, had they depended upon the ex-officio guardians to come there to perform the onerous and impor- tant duties the guardians had to go through the business would be at a standstill. What a lesson this taught the party now in power formulating, and prescribing the quali- fications and the mode of election, of the will be members of the new county councils. As a Conservative he must be silent and say nothing on that great measure of so democratic and Radical a nature, as had been launched out of the Constitutional Shipbuilding yard of a Tory Cabinet. But there had been noble ex- ceptions amongst their ex-officio members, for they found that Mr Perks had attended 22 times, Mr Briscoe, 14 times, and Mr Morgan, 25 times (applause). He therefore begged to propose a vote of thanks to the Chairman for the able and efficient manner in which he had conducted the proceedings of the Board. There was no doubt but that the new Board would have a great deal to do, and would have some very important matters to consider. He felt sure that if the new board would be as fortun- ate as the present one had been to secure the services of a gentleman of Mr Morgan's calibre as their chairman, they.would get through their onerous duties with ease and pleasure to them- selves, and to the satisfaction of the country and the ratepayers generally (applause). The motion was seconded by Mr J os. Lloyd, who supplemented* Mr Roberts' remarks, and .called for cheers for the Chairman. The request was heartily responded to The chairman said he was very much obliged to Mr Roberts for his kind sentiments, and also to the members of the Board for the kind manner in which they had accorded him a vote of thanks. He thought Mr Roberts had < said too much in eulogy of his abilities as chairman (no no). When they asked him to > take the chair twelve months ago he was rather reluctant to do so, and when he acceded to the request he was at the time under the impression that the absence of their late chair- man from the Board, was only a temporary one, and that he would return in a short time, and really he only accepted the office, to use a figure of speech, in order to fill up the gap 12 months had however elapsed since his election, and he tendered his thanks to the members for the kind support they had givin the discharge of his office. Mr Roberts had refer- ed to his attendance at the Board meetings that he considered conclusively proved that he took a great interest in the union, or otherwise he would not have attended so often (applause). He again thanked them for their kind expres- sion of thanks (applause). THE RETIRING VICE CHAIRMAN. Mr Edward Roberts proposed a vote of thanks to the Vice-chairmen,Messrs Lloyd and Roberts, in the choice of whom he said they had been exceedingly fortunate. They were so well known to every member of the Board, both in their private as well as their official capacity, that it required no words on his part, to elicit for the Vice-chairmen the same feeling of respect as had been shown to the chairman. They had performed their duties impartially and efficiently, and were entitled to the thanks of the Board (applause). The motion was seconded by Mr R. Dayies, Put to the meeting, and carrfed by acclama- tion. Mr Jos. Lloyd and Mr J. Roberts expressed their thanks to the members for the vote of thanks that had been accorded to them. THE RETIREMENT OF MR. T. WINSTON.—A TRIBUTE FROM THE CHAIRMAN. The Chairman said he had received a letter from Mr T. Winston, Bodanerch, which he Would like to read to the Board. The letter Was to the effect that he (Mr Winston) would not be able to attend the last meeting of the Board, a fact which he much regretted, inas- much as he was desirous of expressing his thanks for the courtesy and consideration he had ever received from his fellow guardians, alad to thank the officers of the house, male and female, for their many acts of kindness and civility. He also desired to thank the rate- Payers of Rhyl for the confidence they had so long reposed in him, and to the poor people for the habitual good feeling shown him whenever he came in contact with them. As he could Hot be present at the meeting he asked the Chairman to make his wishes known in any he might deem prudent. J-he Chairman, having read the letter, said was sure that they one and all deeply re- gretted Mr Winston's retirement. He had been a member of the Board for the period of 29 years, having been first elected about this time in the year 1868. He thought they might conscientiously say that he had been a most honest guardian, and a faithful representative of the ratepayers and the poor of Rhyl (ap- plause). He believed that a more honest, a Inore upright and conscientious man never elitered that room (hear, hear). If ever a man had his heart fixed in the right place Mr Winston had his. He could only hope that he might be long spared, and once more restored to health, so that he might again serve as a guardian, and felt sure that as long as breath rp-inained in him he would always be still the SUardian of the poor. He could only express On his, as well as on the Board's behalf, their regret at losing him, and their sorrow at the cause (ill health) which compelled his retire- ment (applause). Mr Perks fully endorsed the remarks made Py the Chairman, and suggested the desirabil- ity of the Chairman's remarks being conveyed 0 Mr Winston. This was seconded by Mr Jos. Lloyd, and Unanimously carried- EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE AGAINST A RELIEVING OFFICER. A letter was read from Mr Wm. Littler,' ?^ocer, Abergele, charging Mr Jones, Relieving officer, who has temporary charge of the ^strict, wiih compelling paupers to go to (Particular shops for goods with their tickets. had written to the Clerk asking if the Relieving Officer had power to do such a thing. e also said that the Relieving Officer had jnven an order for a coffin, and paid the ex- gnaes of the funeral of a child who had died f t Abergele, whose father was in work, and in celpt of 2s. a day wages. As a ratepayer he v°tested against this. The domineering con- of this officer, he added, was causing nfi dissatisfaction in Abergele. The Clerk said he had received the letter referred to by Mr Littler, and wrote a reply the next morning stating that the paupers had a perfect right to go where they liked with their tickets. The Relieving Officer said that it was intim- ated to him that Mr Littler, instead of supply- ing the paupers with goods for their tickets, gave them money. With regard to the coffin, the matter had been before the Board, and he had been informed at the people were in poor circumstances. The charge made by Mr Littler as to com- pelling paupers to go to certain shops with their tickets was allowed to fall through, and in regard to the order given fop the coffin, the matter was deferred for further inquiries.
RHYL PETTY SESSIONS. Jfltti'jlv -Before Messrs T. Ll. Murray Browne (in the chair), S. Perks, W.Wynne, G. S. Hazle- hurst, and Dr. W. T. Girdlestone. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. The Assistant Overseer (Mr Arthur Rowlands) submitted the list of persons nominated at the vestry meeting for the office of overseers for the parish of Rhuddlan, and the following appointments were made :-Urb[LQ. Ward Messrs C. J. Walm- sley, and John Roberts, ironmonger Rural Ward Messrs R. Morris, Hendre, and T. Davies, Pont- faen. THE TOWN HALL THEATEXCAL IIGENSE. Mr Arthur Rowlands reported that the magis- trates' requirement as regards the exits and hydrant for the Town Hall, had been complied with, and the large door at the bottom of .the stairs had been made to open outwards. The license was then granted. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.. Thomas Edward Smallcy, assistant to Mr Charles Cooke, grocer, Abbey-street, was charged b.v Mr. Frederick Clarke, Inspector for the R.S.P.C.A., with having on the 23rd ult., cruelly illtrcated a pony, and Charles Cooke, the owner, was charged with having caused the pony to be worked whilst in an unfit state. Mr W. Wynn Parry prosecuted. It would appear, from a statement made by the officer, that when he asked the defendant Smalley for his name, he gave it as Charles Cooke, and also I gave the name of his employer as Charles Cooke, and the summons was made out accordingly. It was not until that morning that he discovered his name was Smalley,and ha therefore applied that the summons should be amended. Mr George asked the defendant whether he would like the case to be adjourned to the next court, or would he consent that the summons should) be amended so that the case might be' proceeded with that day. The defendant consented to the summons boin"- amended, and the case was proceeded with. o Mr Watkin Parry having opened the case, Inspector. Clarke deposed that on the 20th ult., he was walking up High-street, whence noticed the defendant Smalley with a pony a.nd cart coming up High-street. He noticed that the pony was walk- ing very lame, and when turning round the corner to go into Market-street, it nearly fell down. Witness then went up to the pony, and found it to- be suffering great pain. He called Smalley's atten- tion to the lameness, and he said, 11 Ye i, I told the master about it this morning when I J«*rted out." Witness asked how long had it beea lame, and Smalley replied that it had been fcfp some little time, but said it had been resting. He did not mention how long it had been lame, but said it had been goiiig worse lately. Witness examined the pony and found it suffering in the fore-feet from sand cracks, which caused most excruciating pain, and it was cruelty to work the animal. Witness then advised Smalley to take the horse home as quick as he could. Smalley then made some remarks about the pony being improperly shod. Witness afterwards went and examined the animal at the stable. He there saw Mr Cooke, and ques- tioned him as to whether it was true he had sent the pony out that morning, and he said it was. He also asked him whether it was true that his assist- ant had called his attention to the condition of the pony previous to it being taken out, and he said I I Ye:3, he told me that the pony was limping, I told him to take it out to-day, and then to take it to the blacksmith." The slightest pressure on the pony bad the effect of making it rear right up in the air. This was done in the presence of the defendant, and he admitted that it was -in pain. The animal had evidently been grossly neglected as the pain must have been going on for some time. The defendant Smalley cross-examined the witness as to the dispute about giving his name, and^remarked that when the Inspector eame up to him, he smelt most disagreeably of drink, and was not in a fit condition to take his name. P-C. Jones gave corroborative evidence, and re- marked that la, lad saau jhA prmj- lame before. Mr Cooke asked witness if he could produce any witness to prove to seeing the pony lame before. The witness replied in the negative. Mr Guoke, in defence, said that when the pony did his round in the morning, as usual, it was not lame. When Smalley brought the pony round in the afternoon, he said it had fallen lame. He (Mr 1 Cooke) gave instructions that the pony, after finish- ing the round, should be taken to the blacksmith, as it had frost shoes on, which had not been taken off since the disappearance of the frost, and he thought that might cause the lameness. Defendant Smalley said that about 2 o'clock on the day in question he took the pony out as usual, and in about a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes ifT™ he noticed that the popy was lame. He called Mr Cooke's attention to this, and he told him to take the pony to the blacksmith. He was just going with two or three loaves when he met the Inspector, who told him to take the pony back to the stable and have his shoes removed, and he did so. Mr Robt. Jones, 30, Abbey Street, said he bad Known the pony five years and had never seen it lame before. He noticed the pony on the morning of the 20th ult., and it was not lame then. Robt. Hughes, 14, Crescent Road, gave similar evidence. The Chairman said that they considered the case proved, but did not think it a serious one, and therefore would only fine the defendants one shilling each and costs. Mr Clarke asked to be allowed to refute the allegation made by one of the defendants as to his condition on the 20th, remarking that within three minutes from the time he met the defendant that he was at Dr. Girdlestone's house. The Chairman said they did not think it necessary that Mr Clarke should say anything. QUARRELSOME WOilEN. Jane Humphreys charged Mary Jones, Ddwy Afon, Rhuddlan, with assaulting her on the oth of April. A cross-summons had also been taken out by Mary Jones against Jane Humphreys. Mr Edward Roberts appeared for Jane Humphreys, and Mr "Watkin Wynn Parry for Mary Jones. The evidence was of a very conflicting nature, and both summonses were dismissed, each party to pay her own costs.
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A DISHONEST SERVANT. STEALING R7. At the Rhyl Police Court on Tuesday, before S. Perks, Esq. (in the chair), and W. Wynne. Esq., Annie Rylf's, Yale Road, aged 17, was charged with having on the 9th ult. stolen a dark green and yellow purse, containing a £5 Bank of England note, S 1 10s. in gold, 8s. in silver and copper, altogether to the value of £ 7, the goods and chattels of Susanah Studley. The prisoner was defended by Mr Edward Roberts. Susanah Studley said she lived at 44, West Parade, having come to Rhyl on Saturday last, and was assistant nurse to the children of Mr Rigby. She knew the prisoner, who was a servant at Mrs Matthews', 44, West Parade, where Mr Rigby stayed at. Witness saw the prisoner in the room occupied by Mr Rigby:on Sunday. She also saw her on Monday, but not since. On the 9th of Apiil, between the hours of 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, she lost her purse, which contained a 25 Bank of England note, a sovereign and a half a sovereign in gold, about eight shillings in silver, and two halfpennys, and a small memorandum paper. She identified the note by reason of the name of Duckworth being written upon the back of it. The note produced by P.C. Taaffe was the one she bad lost. The room occupied by witness was open to anyone, and the purse was inside a small handbag, to which access could be easily obtained. The bag was placed on the chest of drawers in the bedroom in the occupation of witness. Cross-examined by Mr Edward Roberts: The note had been in the purse since the second week in January. She had frequently looked at the note, but did not know its number. There were other initials on the note besides the name of Duckworth, but could only identify it by the latter name. She would swear that the note now produced was her property. Mary McGill, staying at No. 44, also gave evi- dence in identification of the note. Cross-examined by Mr Edward Roberts She had only had the note in her hand for a few minutes, and did not particularly notice any other name written upon it. Mrs Matthews, 44, West Parade, deposed that the prisoner had been in her employ as a general servant from Saturday morning until the Monday following. Other visitors in the house had com- plained that they had lost a pair of gloves and a pair of scissors and in consequence of this witness called the prisoner down, and asked her to search her pockets. In her hand witness saw a purse with a steel clasp, and also a pair of scissors the glov3s were found in another dress, W itness dis- missed the girl from her employ for haying taken these things. The other lodgers when they dis- covered this said they had better go and see if their things were safe. She had no character with tliogirl beforeltakinghertoher employ,her;mother saying the lady with whom she had beeu staying had gone to Scotland, but Demg at (ue LHUt: suuiewuiu in u strait for a servant, and knowing the girl's father, she took her into her service. Mary Ellen Foley, 5G, Vale Road, deposed that about 1 o'clock on Monday, Ann Ryles, who was coming home with her box, gave her a sovereign to keep for her. Prisioner gave her at first 4s. 6d., bnt afterwards took the 4s. 6d. back. She said she had had the money from the party. On the pre- vious night P.C. Taafe came to her for the sovereign, and she gave it io.him. Margaret Williams, Crypt Road, Rhuddlan, said that she had a conversation with prisoner on Mon- day, when she asked witness to go with her to look for a situation. Witness went with her to several places, at one of which prisoner paid for two cups of cocoa. She also gave her half-a-crown to post two letters for her. Witness did not send the letters, and gave the half-a-crown to P.C. Taaffe. Witness saw the £ 5 note in prisoner's hand on Monday she said she had it from a young fellow from Birkenhead. Prisoner asked witness to go to the bank to change it, but she declined, saying that she was not accustomed to change such things. P.C. James Taafe gave evidence as to searching the prisoner's father's house. He there saw the prisoner, and asked her where was the purse she had had from 41, West Parade. She denied having had one, and took out of her pocket the yellow purse produced. She walked up to the fire place, and in going pulled out the note and attempted to throw it into the fire, it however struck her young sister's back, and fell by her side. Witness picked the note up, and asked her where she had got it from, and she replied from her father. She also said that Margaret Wiliiams, the previous witness, had picked up the note by the Town Hall, and had given it her. He then charged the prisoner, who, in reply, gaici 11 All right." Tiie prisoner was then formally charged, and on IC the advice of Mr Roberts, pleaded guilty. Mr Edward Roberts made an eloquent appeal to the magistrates on behalf of the prisoner, urging in extentiuLion that sbo -had borne hitherto. good character, and appealed to them to exercise the powers vested in them by the Probation of First Offenders Act, and not send the prisoner to mix up with hardened-criminals. Mr Rigby, who was in court, said he would like to say on behalf of the prosecutrix that she felt that she had to a certain extent been somewhat careless in leaving her property so exposed, and consequent- ly it would meet with her full concurrence, if their worships thought it advisable, to take a lenient view of the case. The Chairman, addressing the prisoner, said the offence which she had committedjwas a very serious one. The magistrates would have been only too glad to deal with the case in the manner suggested ¡::by Mr Roberts, but they owed a duty to the public. The prisoner had been placed in a confidential position, a position which in this town was held by many other girls. He hoped that this case might be a warning to all girls similarly situated to the prisoner. The sentence of the court was that she be sent to prison for one month.
COLWYN BAY. BILLIAED MATCH.—On Wednerday eeening, the billiard room of the Imperial Hotel was opened with a match between James Warrener (marker at the Colwyn Bay Hotel), and W. Reading (late of Im- perial Hotel, Liverpool, but now of the Westmin- ster Hotel, Rhyl). There was a large audience pre- sent, and they were treated to a fine exposition of the game, which was of 1000 up. The players started even at 7 o'clock, Warriner was the first to obtain the lead, Reading was the first to obtain the hundred, and afterwards maintained the lead throughout, finally running out winner amid loud applause by 117 votes.
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ANNUAL ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS. The polling for the election of seven mem- bers to serve on the Board of Commissioners, took p ace on Thursday. Latter-day elections in Rhyl are tame and uneventful, and the one on Thursday was, if possible, more so than usual. The proceedings commenced at nine o'clock. Or rather, it would be more correct to say that proceedings could be commenced at that hour, for the polling booths were open and the Returning Officer and his staff were ready to receive the voters. But the electors themselves were very tardy. Up to twelve o'clock the polling was very slow, but afterwards a little more briskness was observable. Carriages were but sparsely used, and there was an entire absence of the election literature so common in other places on such occassions. On Wednesday evening Mr Kent issued a manifesto warning electors not to vote for Mr William Davies, Coroner, as he was not qualified. This created some little astonishment, and the action of Mr Kent was looked upon as an act of supererogation, and generally condemned. Mr Davies issued a dignified reply, promising the electors that if they supported him, their votes would not be lost nor their interests neglected. All the candidates, with the exception of Major Penn and Mr Godfrey W. Parry, were all day actively engaged outside the polling booth, and the objectionable practice of pester- ing voters as they entered the booth was in- dulged in as extensively as ever. There were only few carriages used, and most, if not all of them, were engaged on behalf of Mr Joseph T"t7": 11 1 1 vv illia Ms. Aicnougn it was stated in last week's papers that there was a tacit understand- ing between the candidates not to canvass, the statement was evidently incorrect, as some of the candidates had made a fairly exhaustive canvass of the town, and those who had not done so paid the penalty for their indifference by either being unsuccessful or placed in a very low position on the poll. The important questions that are now engaging the attention ot the Board did not, to all outward appear- ance, exercise any very great influence on the voting, although it might have done so to some extent. Undoubtedly influences were brought to bear against Mr Wm. Williams, which greatly militated against his success; but not- withstanding this and the fact that he had made no effort^ to secure hisl election, his friends were confident of his triumphant return. Mr Llewelyn Lloyd was throughout the day ex- ceedingly popular, as was also Mr Joseph VV illiams. Mr Jt. D. Roberts' determined opposition to the allegations made against the sewer outfall, and his advocacy for a band the sewer outfall, and his advocacy for a band on the Parade, secured for him a large number of votes, whilst Mr John Roberts' long and faithful services as a commissioner found for him many votes. Mr H. J. B. Lawrence also appeared to be well supported. Of the new candidates, Major Penn and Mr J. H. Ellis, were exceedingly popular, and their election was never for a moment in doubt. The un- generous opposition offered to Mr William Davies found for him many friends, but the prospects of his election were not over bright. Mr Godfrey Parry took no steps what- ever to secure his election, and his return could not therefore be expected. The booth was as usual divided into two portions. In booth A, Mr Thomas Ellis, Returning Officer, presided, assisted by Messrs A. L. Clews, Henry Parry. R. Hughes, and J. H. Roberts Messrs J. Gittins Davies, and John Roberts were present to assist the illiter- ate voters. At Booth B, Mr M. D. Roberts presided, assisted by Messrs G. A. Taverner, G. F. Gunner, M. R. Partington, and Mr Arthur Rowlands (jun.); the illiterate voters being assisted by Messrs J. Love Jones and W. T. Ellis. The votes were counted by the Town Clerk (Mr Arthur Rowlands), and Mr M. R. Partington (junior). The polling throughout the day was generally slow, the numbers polled at each hour being as followsat 10 o'clock 23 11, 81 12, 158 1, 248 2, 375 3, 509 and 4 o'clock, the total number stood at 650. The poll closed at 4 o'clock, and it was announced that the result would be declared at 5-30 p.m. Punctually at that hour, the Re- turning Officer, his assistants and the candi- dates, stepped on the balcony.- Notwith- standing the fact that it was raining heavily at the time, a large crowd had assembled to hear the result which was declared by the Return- ing Officer as follows 1. Llewelyn Lloyd 701 2. Joseph Williams 667 3. John H.Ellis 650 4. Major Penn 559 5. R. D. Roberts (Mwrog) 559 6. John Roberts 497 7. H. J. B. Lawrence 4?6 8. William Williams. 496 9. William D3:vis. 407 10. Godfrey William Parry 213 The Returning Officer, amid loud cheers, declared that the first seven had been duly elected Commissioners. The announcement that Mr Llewelyn Lloyd bad headed the poll was received with tremendous cheering. The names of Messrs Joseph Williams and J. H. Ellis being also cheered. Mr Llewelyn Lloyd, addressing the crowd, said that for any man to obtain the confidence of his fellow-citizens must indeed be a source of great satisfaction to him, and he could assure them that he felt highly flatterred by their confidence. He thanked one and all for the manner in which they had placed him at the head of the poll (applause). It was an honour which could not but be felt by anyone placed in that position, and he could assure them that it was felt deeply by him, and one which would not be forgotten by him at any time (cheers). He thanked them once more for the honour they had done him (loud cheers). Mr J. H. Ellis, who was enthusiastically received, said he hardly knew how to thank them for the great honour they had done him that day. He never for a moment thought he would receive such a large number of votes. He hoped they would not be disappointed in him, and assured them that he would at all times do his best to merit and deserve their confidence, and whatever he could do to pro- mote the welfare of the town, they might rely that it would have his best attention (cheers). Again he begged to than them for the kindness shewn him, and the honour con- ferred upon him in electing him as one. of their representatives on the Board of Commissioners (cheers). Mr R. D. Roberts, who was loudly cheered, addressed his "fellow-countrymen" in Welsh, saying he was glad to have the honour of addressing them in the language d Wales. He felt grateful to them all for the honour they had conferred upon him in electing him on the Board of Commissioners, especially so when he had not sent out a single bill, or made a per- sonal canvass, and could not help but feel honoured that he occupied so high a position on the poll (cheers). He congratulated them as Welshmen on his return (laughter). Speak- ing in English, he said he thanked them very much for the honourable position in which tjey had placed him on the poll (applause), .tie had been placed in a more honourable position than anyone (laughter) and he would tell them the secret of it there were *^ere—^ajor Peijn and himself, for they had both received the same number of votes (renewed laughter). He once more thanked them for his return. Mr H. J. B. Lawrence, who was loudly cheered, said he felt very much obliged to them for returning him as a member of the Board of Commissioners (applause). He came before them last year but was defeated and as they were aware, he was subsequently elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr James Taylor. He had not done much canvassing, and could only thank them for their kind votes and interest. Ue would endeavour in the future, as in the past, to do what he considered best for the interest of the town of Rhyl (cheers). Mr Llewelyn Lloyd then proposed a vote of thanks to the Returning Officer and his assist- ants, and in doing so, paid them a high com- pliment for the efficient and impartial manner in which they had performed their duties. Mr R. D. Roberts, in eulogistic terms, seconded the motion, which wat put to the assembly, and unanimously carried. Mr Thomas Ellis having replied the crowd dispersed. On Mr Llewelyn Lloyd getting into the street he was followed along Market Street by a large crowd, who vociferously cheered him, and who were a apprently highly elated at his having headed the poll. With the exception of the candidates we have men- tioned, neither of the others were present at the declaration of the poll. Last year the total number of voting papers handed in was 755 (105 more than this year), repres- enting 6,608'votes, and in 1885 (the previous tconteat- ed election) 858 vcting papers, recording 7,777 votes, were put in. In the last mentioned case seTeral proxies for public companies and non-resident owners were used. For comparsison we give below the figures representing the votes recorded in 1887 and in 1885. There was no contest in 1886. 1886. 1887. Jas. Taylor 1078 A. L. Clews 760 Joseph Williams 779 W. Wynne 745 John Frimston 761 R. Jones 680 Llewelyn Hoyd 768 E. W. Keatinge .680 Absolom Humphreys 688 G. F. Gunner 640 Wm. Williams .669 G. A. Taverner 593 John Roberts 628 M. D. Roberts 556 E. W. Keatinge .625 R. D. Roberts 538 G. A. Taverner 572 H. J. B. Lawrence.438 T. H. Summerhill 545 W. Davies.377 E. Lloyd Jones.539 G. W. Parry 348 J. H. Ellis 435 S. Berrington 253
R H Y L. ELECTION" OF A DEACON.—There was a large gathering of the members of the Clwyd Street Calvmistic Methodist Church on Wednesday evening last, when the Church proceeded to the election of a deacon, or presbyter. Nine names were nominated of whom Mr John Pierce, of Bodhaulog, Russell Road, received by far the largest number of votes. A SUCCESSFUL YOUNG STUDENT.—Many of our readers, especially amongst the Welsh Con- gregationalists of this town, will be glad to learn that Mr J. M. Edwards (formerly of this office), has successfully passed the entrance ex- amination into the Independent College at Bala. The examination took place last week, there being twelve candidates, eight of whom were accepted and four rejected. For the last two years Mr Edwards has been a pupil at a private seminary at Welshpool. WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL.—During the past winter very successful tea meetings have been held in connection with the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Water Street, for the purpose of liquidating the debt remaining on the building. The concluding meeting took place on Tuesday, when the tea was given by Mrs Morris, Lathom House, assisted by Mrs Price. At the close Mr T. C. Amos, auctioneer, delivered a few words of encouragement to those who had worked so energetically in connection with the meetings. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL BAND OF HOPE" —Not the least successful among the many organizations connected with the English Wesleyan Chapel is the Band of Hope. Messrs Jos. Williams (Gas Office), T. Elliot, and T. C. Amos have taken a deep and active interest in the work, and, thanks to their energetic efforts, the Band of Hope is now in a flourishing con- dition. On Tuesday a very successful concert was given in:-the Morley Road Schoolroom, in aid of its funds. The chair was occupied by the Rev. T. Rippon, and there was a large attendance. The following is a copy of the programme proceeded with :—Pianoforte duet, Misses Williams; song," The children's home," J Miss Maggie Amos; glee, Let the hills re-1 sound," Epworth College Glee Party ■ reading, I Miss Maggie Amos; glee, "Let the hills re- sound," Epworth College Glee Party; reading, I Ihe grandmother," Miss Rice; song, Three merry men," Mr Arthur Binns; violin solo, Home, sweet home," Master Hazlehurst; recitation. The coming woman," seven young ladies; chairman's address; pianoforte duet, Masters A. and W. Hazlehurst; reading, A gentleman's letter to his friend," Mr Joseph Williams; song, "The brook," Miss Maggie Amos song," John Olden." Mr Arthur Binns glee, "From Oberon in Fairyland," College Glee Party recitation, The ship on fire," Mr Thos. Elliott; song, Mrs Hazlehurst; God save the Queen." THE NEW LIBERAL CLUB Rooms.-This week circulars appealing for subscriptions towards the furnishing of the new Liberal Clob Rooms have been sent out to the leading members of the Liberal party. Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.A., has already sent the secretary (Mr J. W. Jones) a cheque for Xio towards the fund. A PLEASANT GATHERING. During the winter months the English Wesleyans of this town have held weekly sewing meetings, at which tea also was provided. On Thursday last, a coffee supper, to wind up the season's gatherings was given by Mr and Mrs Maltby. There was a very large attendance, and the viands provided were of the very best, and enioyed by all who partook of them. At the close of the proceedings addresses on the success of the work were delivered by Rev. Thos. Rippon, Messrs Jos. Williams, J. Y. Strachan, Jos. Mudd, T. Elliott, T. C. Amos, &c- After singing the doxology, a very pleas- ant evening's entertainment was brought to a close by prayer. THE SMALLEY TESTIMONIAL FUND. — We understand that the fund for raising a testi- monial in memorium of the late Mr W. E. Smalley will be closed on the 21st inst., and those desirious of contributing are respectfully requested to do so on or before that date. CHRIST CHURCH, RHYL.—As will be seen from our advertising columns the Rev. T. S. Ross, of Llandudno, will again occupy the pulpit of this Church by preaching on Sunday next Call at Chas. Connah's Bicycle and Tricycle Depot, Bodfor Street, and inspect the latest novelties and improvements in Cycles. Marlbro' Club Tandems, with ball pedals, £ 37 New Rapid "Tangent wheel" Safeties, £ 1S 18s. Rudge's Safeties, X14; Juvenile Tandems, £ 12; Rudge's New Tricycle, .£18 10s. and the most marvellous developement of all, the "Road sculler Tricycle, S25. Liberal discount for cash. Lots of Second- hand Machines cheap for cash.—ADVT. Hazel Kirke," which is to be played on Tuesday next, under the supervision of Mr Alf Sandoe, at the Town Hall, has been rehearsed by the company with great success. While the amateurs are thus perfecting themselves in their several parts, tickets are selling rapidly, so that there is every prospect of a capital entertainment and a good house. From an advertisement in another column it will be seen that a meeting will be held this (Saturday) evening, to consider the formation of a Starr- Bow kett Building Society in Rhyl. Working men especially will do well to attend to hear the principles of the society e xplained. MARCH BREWED ALEs.-H. A. Steer has now received a stock of these ales from Bass & Co. and Worthington & Co., and is prepared to deliver the same at once. Sole agent in Rhyl for Raggetts' Invalid Nourishing London Stout, also the Stretton Hills Mineral Water Co., Church Stretton. Full price lists of all wines, spirits, cigars, on application to H. A. Steer, 73, High Street, Rhyl.-ADVT. FISHING SEASON.—Some very nice baskets of fish were again taken this week. Those fond of the sport and using HATWOOD'S FISHING TACKLE will always find it reliable. A nice new stock of Rods, Reels, Baskets, Lines, &c., &c. Old rods repaired and done equal to new by Hatwood, the Haii- dresser, in Queen-street.—ADVT. MARCH BREWED ALES. J. H. Ellis begs to announce that he has received a consign- ment of Bass and Co's March Brewed Ales which can be obtained in 9 and 18 gallon casks, at brewery prices. Also the Anglo- Bavarian celebrated Amber Ale," as supplied to the Carlton and other leading London clubs. This ale is brewed expressly for family use, and is strongly recommended for its purity and tonic qualities. Full price lists of all wines, spirits, mineral waters, foreign cigars, &c., on application to John H. Ellis, Wine and Spirit Merchant 12, Water Street, Rhyl.—Advt. A Lady friend says she has kept her hands and complexion beautifully soft and smooth this winter by simply using Lawrence's Glycerine Cream. Bottles, 6d. and Is., at 20, High- street. -A.DvT.
PRESTATYN. AMPUTATION.—On Thuredav last Dr. Thomas, Rhyl, Dr. Summerhill, Rhyl, and Dr. A. E. Turnour, of Denbigh, successfully per- formed the painful operation of amputating the leg of Mr Williams, schoolmaster, Prestatyn, who met with a serious accident about a month ago. Hopes are entertained of the poor maD'. ultimate recovery.
SEA WATER MADE DRINKABLE. ONE WEEK WITHOUT FRESHWATER. AN INTERESTING EXPERIMENT. (From the Liverpool Daily Post," April 4th, 1888.) Mr George S. Hazlehurst, of Rhyl, and a Justice of the Peace for Flintshire, sends us the following report of an experiment he has just made, and whereby he claims to have proved beyond all con- troversy that thirst at sea need never again dibtress the shipwrecked mariner. The experiment is sup- ported by a medical certificate from two qualified practitioners, and a declaration on oath. For one entire week Mr Hazlehurst, so far as liquid is con- cerned, lived on neutralised sea water. He states that all that is requisite for one week's supply is contained in a tin cup about half the size of an or- dinary tumbler, and. with a slight enlargement. sufficient concentrated food for the same period can be added. Mr Hazlehurst's report is as follows :— During the autumn of last year, while travelling one evening between Chester and Rbyl, the conver- sation turned upon the sufferings from thirst en- dured by the passengers cast adrift from the City of Montreal. The possibility of turning sea water to aocount then first presented itself to me. In the course of the evening, I called at the chemist's, and I told him that I wished to make palatable a certain nauseous mixture by efferves- cence. What; could he advise? With a bottle of lemonkali in my pocket, I turned homeward, took a jug down to the beach and filled it. On returning, I mixed the kali with the sea water, drank during effervescence, and found it most refreshing. The nauseous taste had absolutely disappeared. Progress was immediately reported in the drawing- room, and I was despatched to the remoter regions for fresh supplies—in the interim, however, the in- dustrious housemaid had cleared away all signs of the experiment. For two or three days I persevered, until one evening my memory totally forsook me-this was undoubtedly the premonition of that madness which is always associated with drinking sea water. I was promptly dealt with, given a good supper, and put to bed. The next thing was to consult the doctor, and ask him to furnish an astringent powder, not necessarily soluble, that could be mixed with the kali. After twenty-four hours' consideration he sent a powder that was both stringent and seda- tive, and I took a draught last thing that night; in the morning on waking I knew in a moment that the right course had been struck—the quantity of the astringent has never since been altered. For a week the draughts were taken twice daily and with marked benefit, the principal token being impervi- ousness to cold in a very high degree. If any of my readers have poor circulation, let me recommend them to take sea water. The knowledge new gained appeared to warrant taking out a patent, which was accordingly done. The news became wide- spread, and more money. than I care to remember was spent in advertising, with no other effect than bringing together a few shillings worth of stamps for samples. My application to the Board of Trade received a gracious response, and a meeting was arranged between Mr Thomas Gray of the one part and Dr. Carstairs and myself of the other. Modi- fications of the shape of the article were suggested by Mr Gray, which have since beeu adopted. The name" Thalassion was suggested by my friend the Rev. J. M. Pilter, of Llandudno. We turned over together the pages of the Greek lexicon for some euphonius and appropriate title-Thalasa (the sea), Thallata (attic), and the beautiful soft Doric form Salassa; then the adjective Thalassios, Thal- assia, and Thalassion was duly considered, and the neuter form deemed the best, so Thalassion the pat- ent was dubbed. After the visit to London a large advertisement was placed in the Jerusalem," the centre of shipping interest neai the Bank of England, and an agent appointed, "tn January I wrote for a definite reply from the Board of Trade, aud received word that they were advised Dot to adopt my plan. Under the circumstances no other answer was Dossi- ble, as my patent was quite unproven. I then wrote proposing a week's trial under medical sur- veillance, and suggested a dietary. The reply was that they had no funds for such a purpose but if any trial of the sort had been made it wa& of course open to me to lay the results before the board. It was now apparent that nothing further could be gained without actual knowledge from experience. There was no help for it; the thing must be done. On Tuesday morning, March 20th, at eight o'clock, the trial began. During the day I took nothing to drink whatsoever, and experienced but slight incon- veniences. In the course of the afternoon Dr. Car- stairs called, and I acquainted him with my inten- tion, and put myself under his care. We discussed the various modes by which honesty could be secured on my part, and it was apparent that unless I was locked up and led about for constitutionals nothing satisfactory could be gained. This course,however, was so eminently impracticable that there was noth- ing for it but to put me on patrol, and to accept the risk of my keeping good faith. This was accordingly done, with the understanding that I should keep strict account in writing of every meal, and report daily. On the morning of the second day I used sea water for cleaning the teeth, and rinsed the mouth with the effervescent Thalassion. The delicious contrast between the two modes of taking sea water was striking enough. Up to Wednesday I drank nothing whatsoever, and was not greatly incom- moded, as the juices of my body supplied my needs and the trace of saccharine in the Thalassion strong- ly excited salivary secretion when the mouth was rinsed. On Wednesday evening I took my first draught of effervescent sea water during the experi- ment. Thursday dawned—the third day. Business called me to Liverpool and Rock Ferry, and included at least four miles of walking. I rinsed the mouth with Thalassion in the morning, and left it behind me at Rhyl. By resting as far as possible in the train, and on every occasion during the day, time went on with a fair amount of comfort, and I man- aged tolerably until night, when a most refreshing draught of Thalastion revived me. Friday came-a quiet day, rinsed the mouth with Thalassion in the morning, and again before dinner. After dinner went to the sea shore, and got a jug full of fresh sea water-it was more refreshing to use this with the effervescent powder than sea water after standing two or three days. At 10 p.m. I took my usual drink, and as the days passed each draught seemed more delicious than the one preced- ing. Saturday morning—drank Thalassion trav- elled thirty-five miles to Runcorn, rinsed the mouth with Thalassion twice during the afternoon, and arrived home about 6 p.m. During the evening took part in string music for about half an hour, which I speedily regretted, as the strain 'upon the nervous energy left me very prostrate and parched. At 9 p.m. rinsing the mouth was no further use, the salivary glands refused to rttpond, and it was evident that either more liquid must be taken or euffering would speedily supervene. At 10 p.m. I took a deeper draught than usnal, and was greatly revived; the night passed wakefully and anxiously. Was it possible to last out the week ? Eating had become a great inconvenience, owing to the dryness of the mouth. Bread seemed to ab- sorb every particle of moisture remaining, and the throat almost declined to swallow it. On Sunday morning I drank Thalassion again, and remained in bed—the larger quantity taken evidently did me no harm, and the happy suspicion arose that Nature finding no other liquid available was :accomodating herself to the new conditions. The morning passed in tolerable comfort-absolute r3st, lying face down- wards, so that the moisture gravitated to the mouth was the best position. Still my condition could not be called satisfactory; this was not success. Between twelve and one I crawled downstairs, and did my best with some cold bacon and bread and a draught of Thalassion. The suspicion just mentioned grew stronger that my thirst was needles, and that the system would not be upset by taking more frequent drinks. I drank again and felt better. Afterwards took the jug down to the beach to be refiRecl. A cold breeze was blowing, and I walked a full hour, feeling strong and well-the cold air was most re- freshing. Later in the afternoon came a fall of snow, in which I was out for more than half an hour the moist atmosphere only inhaled through the nose reduced the sense of discomfort very greatly and gave birth to an idea which has turned my otherwise dubious experiment into a complete and irresistible success, a success so conclusive, so far- ieaching in its results, that agony from thirst at sea need never again be a terror to the shipwrecked mariner. On Sunday evening, the sixth day with- out freshwater, when all the juices of the body were gone, I drenched a woolen stocking in sea water, closed the mouth, and inhaled through the nostrils, The cool air charged with vapour was refreshing, but when on the drenched stocking I placed one spot of alcohol, and thereby quickened the evapora- tion t-f the sea water, the effect upon the system was amazing. Now let me give in detail the work done on Monday, the seventh day without fresh water, as the best proof possible. It was of course as necessary to drink the Thalassion as before, be- cause the actual quantity inhaled was much too small to supply the system. In intervals of wake- fulness on Sunday night I inhaled. Rose at 7.15 a.m. on Monday, drank Thalassion, and inhaled through the day. After food I went to the sea and gathered fresh sea water, and walked for about forty minutes on the beach. Taffy came slinking over the sandhills, and not seeing me took rather p fancy to my little terra-ftotta jug, which was 1 down on the As soon as he lifted it T my pQw«-s 0f vocalization were as strop Tuia was satisfactory to both parties. I V Now we come to incontestible proof that sea water does not induce madness when properly neu- tralised. At 11 a.m. court was held in the Rhyl Town Hall. I took a considerable share in a long and rather exciting discussion with reference to the water supply to the hall in case of fire, and append the concluding sentences contained in the local re- port of the proceeding (BhyZ Record and Advertiser, Saturday March 31st,1888):The Chairman asked Mr Rowlands if he was prepared to undertake that Mr Hazlehurst's proposal should be carried out.-Mr Rowlands said he could not uo so, but would lay the matter before the Commissioners, and he applied for an adjournment.—The Chair- man said that the magistrates would not be sat. isfied unless Mr Hazlehurst's proposal was car- ried out, and therefore thought the best course would be to adjourn the application until the next court, which would be held on the 9th April." This seems to point to one of two conclusions— either I was sane lor the whole bench was mad. The commissioners rather favoured the latter con- clusion, I believe. After sitting for nearly two hours, I travelled in the afternoon about seventy miles, and walked two miles in addition, with a heavy topcoat, arriving again at Rhyl about 7.16 p.m. At the station I fortunately met Dr. Eyton Lloyd, who weighed me on the new automatic machine found that I had only lost three pounds since the previous Thuaday, and took various de- tails, of- rfy<#onditioo4 JI told him it my inten- tion at the close of the trial on th^follqfcng morn- ing to carry^w» fifty-six pomrfNtoightsi distance of twenty yards in order to shownljft tbe physical strength was unimpaired. He fttbade/iny such experiment, after livin^under a^ionnal ponditions, and I, of course, deferred to hiAtoinion. By this time home was reached (abont 7J10 p.m.). A pretty stiff day's work had been aflSjjnplished—in- deed, on each week day since the jtnjA commenced no break had taken place in my usXl week-day avocations, and on the seventh day the work was done as easily as on the first. The amount of food taken during the week was much less than usual. I am as certain that with Thalassion, vapourised alcohol, and sea water, it is impossible to suffer from the agony of thirst, even in tropical climates, as I am certain of my own existence. And now the last night of the trial had come, and the suppressed excitement grew stronger as the hours went slowly by. I turned in between 10 and 11 p.m. and fell asleep. After sleeping ong, as it seemed to me, I awoke and heard the church clock strike eleven. The inhalation was not required as on Sunday night. Midnight passed in sleep, and I woke again to sleep no more. One o'clock, two, three, four, five struck, and the chimes at each quarter-would the night never pass. About five the room began to brighten to the day. Beautiful it seemed to me as the resurrection morning. Six o'clock struck, and the footsteps of labourers on their way to work sounded in the street, and the sunlight came in to tell me I had conquered. Bye and bye the bell rang out seven, and then the sweet-toned chime rang out the quarter, the half hour, three-quarters. At 7.55 I took my last draught of Thalassion, and waited while the church clock struck eight on Tuesday morning, March 27th, when, without either ache or pain, in deep thank- fulness and perfect comfort, and with absolute freedom from thirst, my work was fulfilled. We append the medical certificate fand affidavit I referred to above:— Bhyl, April 2nd, 1888. We hereby oertify that Mr G. S. Hazlehurst has been under our professional supervision from Tuesday, March 27th, and that during this period, whilst pursuing his ordinary avocations, he has abstained from all liquids, and has adopted a diet as far as possible devoid of moisture, and that solely by means of his patent Thalassion and the inhalation of alcohol and sea water, he has not been seriously affected by thirst, or has his physical condition been notably affected. (Signed) W. BABSTOW CABSTAIBS, M.D. A. EYTON LLOYD, M.D. I, George Stewart Hazlehurst, of Southlands, Ehrl, in the county of Flint, Esquire, one of her Majesty's Justices of the Peaoe for the county of Flint, do hereby solemnly declare as follows, namely That between the hour of eight o'clock in the forenoon of Tuesday, the 20th day of March, and the hour of eight o'olock in the forenoon of Tuesday, the 27th day of March, 1888, name- ly, during the entire period of seven clear days, I have not taken any fresh water, gravy, sauce, or liquid of any description to drink, excepting sea water with my Thalassion, as patented by me. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of tha provisions of the Stat- utory Declarations Act, 1836. (Signed) GEORGE STEWART ITAN-EEMRST. Solemnly declared by the said George Stewart Hazlehurst, Southlands, Rhyl, in the said county of Flint, this 27th day of March, 1888, before me. (Signed) OLITKB GEORGE. A Commissioner to adminiswrfoatho in the Supreme Court of Judicature in England.
MARRIAGE. JONES-RoBBRTs.-On the llth inst., in Clwyd Street Chapel, by the Rev. S. T. Jones, minister, Mr Thos. Davies Jones, Rhyl (late of Henllan), to Miss Catherine Roberts, 1, Church street,Rhyl.
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DUCKS OF PEOPLE. The Siamese spend three-fourths of thei- existence 'n the water. The first act on wakening is to bathe they bathe at eleven o'clock, they bathe again at three, and bathe again about sunset, there is scarcely Mi hour in the, clay when bathers may not be seen in all the creeks, even the shallowest and muddiest. Boys go to play in the river just as poor English chil- dren go to play in the street. One who has travelled there says: "I once saw a Siamese woman sitting on the lower step of T* landing-place, while, by a girdle, she held in the water her infant of a few months old, splashing and kicking about with evident en- joyment. Were not these people expert swimmers many lives would be lost, for the tide flows so swiftly that it needs the greatest skill and care to prevent bteats running foul of one another, and of course they are frequently upset. On one occasion our boat (an Englishbuilt gig) ran down a small native canoe containing a woman and two ohildren. In an instant they were all capsized and disappeared. We were greatly alarmed, and C. was on the poiat cr jumping in to their rescue when they bobbed up, and the lady, with the first breath she recovered, poured forth a round volley of abuse. Thus relieved in her mind, she coolly righted her canoe-whicb had been floating bottom upwards-ladled out some of the water, and bundled in her two children, who had been mean- while composedly swimming around her, regarding with mingled fear and curiosity the barbarians who had occasioned the mishap.
♦ • LONDON STONE, London Stone, the Lapis MUliaris of the Romans, is a well-known remnant of antiquity placed against the south side of the Church of St. Swithin, in Cannon- street. Though reduced to a fragment, it is still an object of interest to the curious and to the antiquary. In days of yore the fate and safety of the city was sup- posed to rest upon its preservation. Some portion of its decay may be ascribed to the effects of time, but by far the chief mischief has been committed by the hands of man. Of London Stone Stowe says: "Some have saide this stone to have beene set as a marke in the middle of the Cittie within its walls, but in truth, it standeth farre nearer unto the river of Thames, than unto the walles of the Cittie. Some have saide the same to have been set for the tendering and making of payments by debtors to their creditors, at the appointed daies and times, till of late pay- ments were usually made at the font in Poull's Church, and nowe most commonly at the Royal Ex- change." London stone is also mentioned bv Hollings- en bed, in his account of the insurrection of Jack Cade. When that rebellious leader of the populace, he says, had forced his Way into the City, he struck his sword upon London Stone, exclaiming "Nowis Mortimer lord of this city," "as if," Pennant remarks, that had been a customary way of taking possession." Antiquaries consider this stone as a Roman milliary, ot more properly as the iiiil'liannTi dHrcuvfi of Britian. from which the Romans measured their roads, as from a centre. Sir Christopher Wren was of opinion that, by reason of its large foundation, it was rather sma considerable monument in the forum, for in the ad- joining ground, upon digging after the gre** fir« tesselated pavements and other Roman remair were 4 .y818 probably mutilated 'after tha S^ndonr%tI 8 We foundations Vere seen." London. Stone was removed from tbr south to the north side of the street in 1742, and tt> jryg it under- wentanoth* removal, and St, being ,of undergoing a eoir lete repair? this k*1 by "of the parishioners hrlt it was savpd by tha •xertionsof Mr. Maiden, a pr inte_ twho prevailed on tnei pan* G officials to have \r pljice(j against the church w"> Vmere jt now stanaa
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