.=-====-(. A RHYL. JL JL-J. MESSRS. R. ELLIS & SOX, Ruthin, North Wales, have been appointed Purveyors of YPner- al and Table Waters to H.R.H. the Prnce of Wales. This firm already holds a Royal War- rant of Appointment as Purveyors to His Majesty the King. THE COUNTY DENTAL ASSOCIATION Limited has removed to Heald House, 3, Water Street, Rhyl. Consultation and advice free. Hours of attendance, a.m. to 8 p.m. dailv (Saturdays excepted). Ir. F • Sarson, PERSONAL—Mr. Richard Bromley, ow- ing to the very numerous expressions of sympathy made during his recent illnes«, regrets he is unable to rep'y perwnaJy, and to take this opportunity of thanking all those who have made such kind enquiries THEFT OF PAKTRIDGLb —On Satur- day, at the Rhyl Police Court, Joseph Davies, dhver, G, Crescent Place, was charged with stealing a brace of partridges the property of Messrs Clark & Sen, game dealers, Water Street. Mr F J. Gnrn'ua, who appeared for the prosecution, Siid that as rieferdant was a young married man and had hitherto borne a good character. they did not wish t:> unduly press the case against him. Defendant said he bod been out of work for rive weeks and was rutber hard up at the tune. Mr G. A T-iverner ,Ùd that there was plenty of charity H1 the town, and if the defendant's was a deserving case lie would have been able to obtain assistance. The Bench io view of the appeal of the prosecution took a lenient view of the case, and imposed a liue of 5s. and 10s. costs. WARDEN ROAD LITERARYSOCIETY. —An enjoyable miscellaneous evening was 00 Monday, ia connection wbb rhe weekly meeting of the Warren Road Literary •Society, the Rev. J. Roberts presiding. The propamine included a series of competitions in impromptu speeclnug. singing competition, explanation of Welsh proverbs. &c OEirtLS L" CBUHOtL SOCIAL—The weekly socials at Christ Church Congregational, Water Street, were resumed on Wednesday, when the tea was given b) Miss Thompson, Dvserth Road. There was a numerous com- pany present, and on the proposition of Mr P. Mostyn Williams, seconded by Mr F elson, a hearty vote ot thanks was accorded to Miss Thompson for her hospitality. It Was announced that next week the tea wrl be given bv Mrs Alfred Rhydtven Jones. ST. JOHN, CHURCH SOCIAL. A successful social in coauection with$'• John's Church, was held at the Victoria Hall, on Monday, the arrangements for which were carried out by the Rev. W. J. Davi s and Mr J. D. Asher. The catering was done by Mr A. W. Jamas, of the Grosvenor Hotel, in his usual satisfactory manner, whilst those who contributed to the programme included Messrs, R. Inmil, H. W. Hoberts, Mrs Greenhalgb, Irs McCann- and Mr H W. lusuli. The room had been tastefully de- corated under the superintendence of Mrs H Wr. Roberts "SINEAD THE SA[LOR.Tbis week. Messrs. Collins & Perry are producing the pantomime "Siubad the Sailor' at the Queen's Palace- The mounting and staging of the piece is admirable- Indeed we have seen worse scenic effects in some of the .principal theatres of our large English towns. The book is amusingly written. affording ample opportunities for impromptues and local hits, whilst the incidental music, the songs and the dances, are of a bright and attractive character The feature of the pet- formance is the boundiess variety. There is an absence of that sameness and monotony which characterises too many of our Jatter <3ay pantomimes. The company is in every respect an excellent onfl, the principal rolls being in the hands of most capabie artistes, each having an individuality of his or her own, and each having some special fort with which to entertain the company. Fun. fast and furious there is throughout the perform- ance,and it is not marred by any element of vulgarity. The performance will be repealed again to-night Friday and also to-morrow Saturday, when there will be a matinee ic the afternoon- WEEK OF PRAYEK.—This week being the first week of the New Year, prayer meetings have been held nightly at the English Wesieyan Church, Brighton Road. Similar meetings have also been held at the Ciwvd Street Calvinistic Methodist Chanel. THE SOUTH WARD VACANCY— The notices of election of a member to succeed the iate Mr Amos Halt by in the representa- tion of the South Ward have now been issued. The nomination must take place at the Town Clerk's office before noon on Mo a day nest, and the polling is tixed for Friday the 22od. Candidates may withdraw up to the 15th. The only names who are so far prominently mentioned in connection with the vacancy are those of Mr Tayleur, Tyu Rhyl Cottage, and Mr Edmund Hughes builder. Both these gentlemen are likely to go to the poll. FREE CHURCH COUNCIL —A meeting" of the Rhyl (English) Free Church Council was held at the English Presbytarinn schoolroom oa Tuesday evening. The Rev. E. E. Ingham presided over a representative attendance of the English Congre- | gational. Baptist and Presbj terinn Churches. It •was resolved to defer the election of officers to a future meeting and to ask the English Wesley an Church to send delegates in view of the import-nut questions demanding the attention of the Free Churches at the present time. The question of joint action being taken OD the temperance question was discuf-hcd, and it was resolved that a deputation should wait on the Rhyl Welsh Free Church Couoci with the object of united action being taken to brinar about u reduction of the number of licensed houses in Rbyl at the Licensing Sessions next Eebruarv. THE GOSPEL TOTAL ABSTINENCE MEETINGS IN THE BRIGADE HALL. —There was a very large attendance ut the above last Sunday uÜlht. The meeting was arranged bv the Women's Temperance League. Mrs Meyrick Jones presided. In her address she said that women should take special interest in the promotion of temperance, an they aud their children suffered so much from intemperance. She also referred to the sad and indisputable fact that drunkenness amougst women bad increased to an enormous extent, for their own sakes and for the future of their families they should abstain from intoxicating drinks. Mrg Robert, Warren Road, said that organised temper- ance work had lasted. 50 years, aud though much good had been effected, very much remained to be done. There was work for everyone. She rcom- mended personal effort with individuals—a kindiy word of warning and of sympathy, with those in danger. Miss Eunice Jon-s gave a beautiful solo entitled" Gleer to Thee"; Miss Charlotte Jones gtivs a recitation entitled "The Lifeboat which was exceedingly well rendered; the Women s Temperance Choir sang Tbe Temperauee Bells" and at the conclusion God bo with you till we meet ugain" the audience joining in the chorus. It is hoped this choir will be often beard again. Next Sunduy night the members of the I.O.G.T. will arrange j he meeting. RHYL OOUNTY SCHOOL.—A meeting of the Local Governing Body was held at the school on Wednesday. Mr. R. Llewelyn Jones, C.C. occupied the chair, ani there were also prestnt:—Miss Bennett, Mrs. Everatt, Messrs. S. Poiks, J.P J. H. Emil, J.P., T. D. Jones, C. W. Jones, C.O., T. J. Scott, L. J. Roberts, M.A., W. A. Lewis, M.A. (head master), and J. Roberts Jones (clerk). It was decided to advertise for two additional teachers, one to take drawing, manual instructions and ymDasticq, and the other cookery, the appoint- ment to bo of a committee consisting of all the Governors.—The annual report of the Central Welsh Board was fuily considered and a resolution was adopted on the motion of Mr. Perks, seconded by Mr. L. J. Roberts, expressing the opinion of the Governors that the was highly satisfactory and c ngratulating the Head Muster and Staff upen it. Bills were on the recommendation of the Finance Committee passed for payment and other routine business transacted. FORTHCOMING EDUCATIONAL CON- FERENCE.—We understand that an important Conference of Flintshire and Denbighshire Liberal.; and Free Churchmen, is to be held at the Town Hall, Rhyl, on Tuesday the 26th inst, to discuss the New Education Act, and to sattle upon the line of action to be taken in regard to it The meeting will be attended by several Welsh members of Parliament, and in the evening a great demonstration will be held at the Town Hal which will be addressed by some dis- tinguished speakers. The arrangements are being carried out by the committee ot the Rhyl Liberal Club in conjunction with the Rhyl (Welsh) Free ^Church Council. -I! -r. FIRE ALARM. —On Friday evening an out- break of fire was discovered in a bedroom on the tipper storey of No 7, Abbey Street, occupied by Mi. Edwaid Edwards. The lire alarm bell was King, and the hose cart ot the Rhyl Fire Brigade with a number of hremen were early on the spot, accom., P;i,e(i of course by tbe usual crowd of sightseers. Mr. Edwards, himself, an old fireman, with other assistance had practically extinguished the flames ruready, and with the further help of the members of the brigade the flames were speedily extinguished, though not before a couple of beds and bedd'ng were destroyed, together with some articles of wearing apparel which were wardrobed in the room Some boys were in the room a short time previously with a lighted candle, and it is supposed that the light must have come in contact with some drapery in some wav or other. D'ATH GF MR. WM. ARNOLD. NAR- BOROC'Wl.—The death took pliee fit Tu-lno Lnd,f< ¡nbor()!j>lr>, on Deeeuihe- 13 h, of Mr W. Arnold, f-ither of Mr R. B. Arnold, draper, of this town IVceas^d who w«s 78 years of age, wns stric.ken with paralysis mi months ago. In his e«r!y youth he was a Churchman, bat wl ea ao proschinj manhood he the Wesleyn Meih'-dist Church ■■i-'d vein'ii""d a faithful adhe-en'. his iife. He was a 1 ;C .1 preacher on the Lynn plan f,)r nenrly fifty-five years, aud lender, »noprintendenr of th-j Sunday Sohool, 8 c.ie'.y Steward, aivl at f'ciifcuey for a similar pel-d PLEASANT SATURDAY EVENINGS.—Mr. John Williams, Terfyn, was in the chair on "Saturday last at the Boys' Brigade Hall, and in the course of his address said that to his mind the Saturday night entertainments and the Free Library had a common object, namely, the elevation and improvement of the working people. Such being the case, no apology was needed for advocating the claims of the Free Library in such an entertainment and to such an audience as the one before him. It was a part of his business to visit all the towns along the line, and he would ask their attention for a few minutes to the free libraries at Llandudno, Bangor, and Carnarvon. He had found these old-established libraries a great convenience, a;?d that was why he was anxious to see a similar, if not a better, free library established in Rhyl On investigation, he had found that the working expenses were not very great, and that if anyone took the trouble to make a little calculation they wou.ld find that a man rated at £ 50 would be called upon to pay 4s. 2d. Now, if that same individual only took one paper per week it would cost him 4s. 4d. per annum., whereas with the free library he would not only obtain all the best papers and magazines from day to day. week to week, and month to month, but in addition to all this a splendid selection of valuable books, bv means of which he could educate and improve himself. Now, as a mat- ter of fact, very few would be called to pay this 4s. 2d., and therefore the advantages to working men were all the greater. (o;;g back to the three towns he had mentioned, it should be borne in mind that, no handsome offer such as was now made to Rhyl had ever been made to them, but they had established and carried on these libraries without any external aid whatever for over thirty years. Let them, therefore, see to it that thev do not miss this glorious oppor- tt¥i. ity, and he would particularly urge upon those present to do all in their power to help the movement forward. The programme, which could not be carried out in its entirety owing to the absence through cold of some who were to have taken part, was as follows:—Pianoforte trio, Smith's Tarantella,' Misses M. and N. Owens and Nanna Jones, pupils of Miss Owen song, 'The Holy City,' rr. Griff. Lewis, who was accompanied on the piano bv Mrs. Lewis reictation, 'True Brittons,' Miss Doris Roberts; song, Gwlad y Delyn,' Miss Kate Jones; song, 'The Warrior's Return,' Jr. J. W. Will- iams, Dvserth song, Pwy fel fy Mam,' Miss Evans, Dyserth mandoline solo, The Gros- venor Maxell,' Miss F. Bayley song. 'A Wood- land Serenade, Miss Evans, Dyserth Chair- man's address pianoforte solo, Tarantella,' Miss May Vernon; song, 'The Tattle Hero,' Mr. Griff. Lewis; recitation, 'The Drunkard's Stor}- Miss Evans; song, Merch y Cadben,' Mr. Williams, Dyserth; parody on 'H.obm Adair,' Mr. E. Williams. Mr. A. Lewis Jones, j in thanking the Chairman and all who had taken part, said he was glad of the valuable help of the singers from Dvserth, and welcomed several other new helpers who had come for- ward for the first time that evening. lIe would also draw attention to the fact that rr. John Grosvenor was arranging the programme for next Saturday, and he again had secured a num- her of new items. The meeting closed with the singing: of the National Anthem. OOO
DEATH FROM EXCESSIVE DRINKING AT RHVL. A WIDOW'S SAD DEATH. THE COHONElv AND THE PUBLICANS SEVERE STRICTURES. JUR Y S ALLEGATION AGAINST RHYL PUBLICANS. At the Council Chamber, Town Hall, OR Wednes- day evening Mr F. Llewelyn Jones, Coroner for Flintshire, held an inquest touching the death of Mrs Elizabeth Williams, widow of the late Mr Thomas Williams, butcher, Rhyl. who died at No. 4, South Kinmel Street, Rhyl, on Tuesday evening Mr John Owen, Cambrian Bakery, High Street, was ibieraan of the jury. Miss Ellen Williams. 14, West P:.rade, said she was the' daughtei of the deceased She identi hed the body as that of her mother Elizabeth Williams She was the widow of the late Mr Thos: Williams, butcher, RIoyl, and was 56 years of age. She died on Tuesday. Her mother was lodging at No. 4, South Kinmel Street. Mrs Mary Edwards, 4, South Kinmel Street, said the deceased had lodged with her for the last two and a half years. She had been in very good health alwavs On Friday the 1st inst., between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning she met with an acci- dent. She went out about eight o'clock in the morning and returned heavily in drink Witness heard a smash from the kitchen and went into the deceased's bedroom and deceased said she had taken against tae fender. Witness helped her back into bed. She had a black eye and a bruise on the chin. She got better in the course of the abernoon and went out again, and had more drink. She had moie drink again on Saturday but on Monday she was very much better and when she went to bed at 10 30 she appeired aihight. Oa Tuesuay morning as passing tne door she heaid the deceased moaning. Witness caded but got no answer other than a moan Witness sent for her husband and he and a neighbour burst open the door and they found the deceased uncon- cious. Dr Summerhill was sent for and attended the deceased to her death which took place on Tue;day evening at nine o'clock. Deceased had indulged I heavily in drink since about last July. On Thursday (New Year's Eve) she drank a great deal. During the night she drank three half pints of whiskey and when she went out at eight o'clock on Friday morning she was heavy in drink. She must have got more drink for she came home helplessly drunk Mr T. E. Jones fa juror) Do you know.where she got the drink from ? Witness: No. The Coroner: She went out in the morning drunk and got more drink ? Witness: Yes, and went out again in the afternoon and got more drink. Dr Summerhill said he was sent for to attend the deceased about 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning. She was suffering from compression of the brain and was quite unconscious. There was a bruise on the left side of the forehead which would account for her condition and which would be accelerated by her drinking habits. He knew she had suticred from alcoholism and that would undoubtedly accelerate her death, The Coroner, in summing up, said that this was one of those sad cases where they would wish that it would have been possible to avoid holding an inquest During the last few months the conviction had been more than ever borne on his mind that something must be done to stop the deplorable drinking habits among women Only last Saturday he held an inquest at Flint on the body of a woman who had died from the effect of burns and whose death was undoubtedly due to her drinking habits. Last year he had held two or three inquests in the town of Rhyl upon the bodies of women whose deaths were due to their excessive drinking habits. From all parts of the country they heard the same complaint that drinking and drunkeness was increasing with deplorable rapidity amongst women. It was a sad look out for our country unless something took place to supply a remedy for this. What was to be done it was dijiicult to know. It was perfectly scan- dalous that a woman could go from public house to pubhc house and obtain drink there and be permitted to take more home with her, and practically kill herself in this way. It was perfectly clear from the evidence of deceased's landlady that on New Year's eve that the deceased had been drinking heavily, and when she went out at eight o'clock on Friday morning she was heavy in drink and yet she was served with more drink by some publican or other, returning to her lodgings at ten o'clock quite drunk and while in that condition she fell in her room and sustained the injuries which had been described. One might be inclined to blame the police for not exercising more vigilance in cases of this kind, but it was almost impossible for them to detect every case where persons were supplied with drink whilst in an intoxicated state. But this was certainly a case in which some publican or other had been guilty of neglecting his duty. The landhdy was perfectly satisfied that the woman when she went out was heavy in drink, and if the landlord or whoever served her had carefully observed the appearance of his customer and exercised proper care, he also must have percieved her condition. One of the jury had asked whether the landlady knew where she had been served. Unfortunately, she did not, although even if the information had been forthcoming he did not know whether anything could be done. At the same time he thought the jury would agree with him that something should be done to prevent persons who were in drink, as this woman was, being served with more drink. He could only repeat that it was a most deplorable state of things. They had evidence supplied them from day to day as to the great increase of drinking habits throughout the country. One could very well sympathise with the sentiments of Mr. Justice Grantham, who expressed himself so strongly on the evils of drunkenness at the Durham Assizes a few weeks ago. Practically everyone who had taken the trouble to notice what had been going on during the last few years, must agree, that what lr. Justice Grantham had said was perfectly true There was no question of greater importance to the welfare of this country than that of dealing with the drink traffic in some way or other. He was convinced that so far as his duties were concerned that at any rate one-thiid of the inquests which he held every year might be obviated if people were to lead sober lives and not indulge in excessive drinking habits. It was surprising the number of inquests that were held where deaths were due either directly or indiiectly to habits of intemperance. He could not express himself too strongly on this matter. One 'vas apt at times to be rather disposed to gloss things over But so tar he iv:, s concerned he thought lie should be lacking in his duty in not referring very strongly in cases of this kind to the sad resnlts cf excessive drinking habits (hear, hear.) In this case the medical evidence was clear that the deceased died from compression of the brain brought about by the fall and that her death was accelerated by her drinking habits and he advised the jury to bring in a verdict to that eriect. Mr T. E. Jones Would it be wise or practical to do something to give effect to what you have said ? The Coroner That is for you to conider. If you wish to add a rider to your verdict it is a matter for your discretion, but the rider cannot be incorporated with the verdict. The jury then retired, and on their return gave a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence and added the followieg rider. li We as a jury deplore the fact that people of known intemperate habits are served with drink while in a state of intoxication and wish to draw the attention of the police authorities to the fact." -i,, The Coroner said he thought the police officers in Rhyl were as vigilant as they possibly could be. Unfortunately their powers were very limited but he thought they might be depended upon to do every- thing that was possible to pu. a stop to persons in drink being served. He uiought the number of prosecutions by the police showed that they were ilLe to the importance of attention in this respect. Mr T. E. Jones said that he should like mention to be made ot the fact that the police were not supported by the magistrates as they ought to be when cases were brought before them.
ST. ASAPH. PETTY SESSIONS.—At St. Asaph Petty Sessions on Monday, Joseph Williams, of Luke Street, was fined 5s. and costs for furiously driving a pair of horses attached to a petroleum van along: High Street on December 24th. One of the witnesses, Air- Robert Jones, of the Probate Office, said defendant drove past him like li"htnin», and his life was in danger. The police alleged that the defendant was under the influence of drink at the time. Price Morris, Tvnewvdd Farm, Whitford, near olywell, was un .( x summoned for exposing six sheep affected with scab at St. Asaph Smithfield on November 26th. Inspector Pearson and Mr. T. C. Ilowatson, veterinary surgeon, gave evidence to the effect that on the date in question whilst going round the Smithfield they came across four pens con- taining twenty-three sheep affected with scab, in charge of defendant, six of them having the disease in a most noticeable form. Before any of the sheep left the safle they had to be dipped. The Chairman said the offence was a very ser- ious one, and defendant might thank himself that he was only going to be fined 5s. in respect of each animal. The total amount that defen- dant had to pay was R2 12s. 9d.
FLIXTSH'RE QUARTER SESSIONS SENTENCE ON JACK BALA. ACCUSED UP TO DATE. The Quarter Sessions for the County of Flint was held at Mold on Tuesday, before Mr. J. Eldon Backes, K.O. (deputy chaiiman), and a full bench of m&gi^rate: Mr. J. S. Swift of Mold was f(i,buian of the Grand Jury. In his charge to the Grand Jury the Deputy Chairman, after wishing all present a Happy New Year," referred to the wet charot,r of the past year. As a rul'3, he said, people did not realise the volume of water that fell upon the liui in any given year. During the list 27 vears his late father and he (Mr. Bankes) had kept au accurate record of tliB rainfall. Last year was bv hr the wettest year of those 27. The average rainfall for the 27 years was 3:!}ill., and last year the rainfall was 41,1iu. The litter represented a fall on every acre of land in thit neighbourhood clurirg the p-,6t yctir of 918,OuO gallons This was on important question, because many of them were in difficulties with regard to w/Jter supply, and when they realised the enormous quantity of water falling upon an acre of land they saw thit by proper storage accomodation there would be sufficient water probably for the needs of every house or every farm building. Afterwards he (the deputy chairman) said hd would like to add with grateful thanks that the Clerk ot the Peace had recovered from 0, very serious illoess. Eis merits in tie administration of Justice was well known, and they could ill spare him The Deputy Chair- man then made some remark* on the Poar Prisoners' Dpfenca Act, 1903, and said that, speaking for himself and his brother magistrates*, he Will" quite sure the Act would he fairly, ju-t'v, Riil properly administered in that county. Mr. II. Kurlbutt, juur., qualified as a magitrate for the county. Somr, trcuot' il b'J.'dn ?s was ea Oa the prop.vitiou of the deputy c' ^iroau, z,,iPl by .Nir. C- J).-v:-o-,i, )-fr..J m". Wilhaois, of Wepre, was appointed an anse—i' 1, t purpm- of the C'ergj L>i-tci[)li::<; Act. iu ot th i'l., e Mr Edmund t'e>d. Five j i~;i re •ppoiurei to act us the ViMtiuir C«m..uiue* ot IM*. >11. A eommaaicHtion hum ttJ (Lit c Quarter Sessions on the subject of vagrancy was referred to the i;ext Court Thomas Evans, 40, a labourer, was sentenced to three months' imorisonment for stealing a mare, of the value of £ 0 li)., the property of Lewis Owen Evans, on the 13th July. Mr. R. V. Btokea (instructed by Messrs S. R. Dew and Co., solicitors, Bangor) was for the prosecution. Samflel Parsonage, 21, a fruiterer, was found guilty of a commou aesiult upon James W!ilter Doyle, of Mold, and was sentenced to six months imprisonment. John Jones (Jack BaIa) was charged with wounding maliciously Robert Thomas Hollingg- wortb, of Nottingham House, Vale Road, Rbyl on December 12. M". Graham Wilken, instructed by Mr. F J. Gamlio, Rbyl. prosecuted, The prisoner, addressing the Cbairmon at the commencement of the case said (referring to the Poor Prisoners' Defence Act: "Beg pardon, Judge, can I be defended ? The magistrates after consultation directed Mr. Margtou to instruct Mr. Morris to defeud. The facts of the case have already been fully reported on the occasion of the magistrates inquiry at Rbyl. The Jury reduced the charge to one of common assault. The Chairman in passing sentence said that the prisoner had a bid record. Here was a case where a publican had tried t) do biB duty, and not only was he acting perfectly within his rights in ejecting the man from his premises, but he was doing what the law required him to di. They complained often enough that publicans did not deal as they ought to deal with persons coming on their premises in an intoxicated state. When they did so, as in this case, they ought to be supported. This was a dastardly assault, and prisoner would be sentenced to nine mouths imprisonment. -101-
PRESTATYN. THE EDUCATIONAL PROBLEM.—The Christ Church Parish Magazine' of the present month contains the following :—' As our readers are now aware, the Education Department has postponed the appointed day for taking over the management of the schools by the County Council, owing to the unreasonable attitude adopted by the Council towards the carrying out of the new Education Act. which provides that Voluntary Schools or Non-provided Schools, as well as Board or Provided Schools, shall participate in rate aid. As there seems to be a little misunderstanding amongst some of our friends as to what the Act does provide, it will be well, perhaps, to point out that the Act does not provide that all the expenses connected with the school shall be defrayed out of the rates. It only proposes to defray the cost of the secu- lar education, and fair wear and tear. It still leaves the managers with the responsibilitv of malting good all repairs to buildings, play- grounds. structural alterations and additions, ivc., and also all the cost of religious instruc- tion must be borne by them. This is by no means a small matter. And so subscriptions will always be necessary if we are to keep our schools. Our friends must not run away with the idea that we can at any time dispense with their help altogether. As matters now stand, and in all probability will continue to stand for some time. we need our friends' help more than ever. Our leaders in this crisis advise all managers to exhort the supporters of Yoluntarv Schools to stand manfully by their schools, and not to decrease but to increase their subscrip- tions. Thus and thus only can we save our schools from being crushed and starved bv their enemies. Very much has been said and written about the Education Act of late even in our own town. It is about time the other side of j the question- should be heard, and we hope before long to give our people an opportunity of doing so. The County Council have lost a great opportunity of lifting the whole education problem in Wales, out of the ruts of sectarian and political narrowness, and of placing it on a higher plane, where every man's child should have an opportunity of receiving the very best possible education, no matter what school he might attend. Whilst extreme and narrow poli- tical views are being aired, and the law of land broken, the children are suffering." THE CHURCH CHRISTMAS TREE AND SALE OF WORK.—The Christmas Tree and Sale of Work held in the Town Hall on Dec- ember 10th has resulted in a financial success. The receipts for all services was L31 7s. 8d. and there was a balance in hand of J328 Is 3d. THE OLD SCHOOL—The "Parish Magiz- ine" states that the work of reparation of thbc schools will be finished about the end of this week when the room will be readv for use. CONDITION OF CHURCH-YARD CRAVES —It is stated that the Vicar (the Rev. O. J. Daviesl continues to receive s veral dona* towards the churchyard fund and some of the graves have recently received attention. There are still many in a deplorable condition. In the "Parish Magazine" the question is asked, 'when are the friends seriously going to take to heart the neglected state of their relatives graves." WELSH NEW YEAR SERVICES—Th rough- I out the week the usual New Year services have been conducted in the various Nonconformist places of worship, and largely attended. CHARITY CONCERT.—Several sympathising friends organized a successful concert at the Town Hall, Prestatyn, on Thursday week, with the object of raising a fund for the relief of the poor in Prestatyn. Except for a few front seats, the admissi-on was free. a collection being taken in aid of the fund during the interval. Master George Batters ably fulfilled the duties of Chairman. There was a large audience, the hall being filled in all parts. The following programme was sustained with much accep- snce :—Pianoforte solo. Miss Jessie Jones gra- maphone selections, Masters O. H. and R. J. Small mandoline solo, Over the Sea.' Miss Lalla Coward; song, Mr. J. Davits: song, 'Sing me to sleep,' Miss Florence Jones reci- tation (Welsh), Miss Mary Roberts grama- phone selections. Masters O. II and R. J. Small song, Mr. J. Davies chorus, Presta- tyn Church Choir; chorus, Owaenysgor Glee Singers pianoforte solo, Miss Edith Coward song, Flight of Ages,' Miss Florence Jones recitation. Miss Una Edwards gramaphone selections, Masters O. H. and R. J. Small chorus (encore), Gwaenysgor Glee Singers chorus, Prestatyn Church Choir violin and pianoforte duet, Misses Florence and Jessie Jones sonz. T,ul,ab- Miss Evelyn Coward: gramaphone selections, Masters O. H. and R. J. Small chorus, Gwaenysgor Glee Singers. The admission money and collection yielded a sum of close upon £ 4 in aid of the Prestatyn poor. NEW YEAR'S EVE SOCIAL AT IIOREB. --On Thursday (New Year's Eves the usual social in connection with the Horeb Welsh Weslevans was held, and was attended with the customary success. The ladies who presided over the tables were Mrs. Wvnne. assisted by Miss M. Jones, and Miss Jones The Avenue Miss Dowell, assisted by Mi>- Griffiths, and Mrs. Edward [ones, assisted bv Mrs. Robert Williams. The arrangements in the kitchen were superintended bv Mrs. Robert Ellis, Mrs. W. Williams, Mrs. Thomas Williams, and Mrs. Elias Hughes. A large company sat down to a capital tea, after doing justice to which a most enjoyable miscellaneous evening was spent under the presidency of Mr. John Cunnah. The following is a copy of the I-)ro,raiii-,Tie Quartette, 'Ar ba ffordd 'rwyt t;n myned, fy mrawd," Mrs. W. Jones, Miss M. Jones, Messrs. Thomas Williams, and Edward Jones: solo. -Tell me the Old, Old Story." Miss Fanny Williams so: Yr Omeq: Mr. Joseph Da- vies: solo, Killarney," Miss Jones, The Aven- ue; solo. Mr. E. II. Lewi-; recitation. Miss Maggie Ellis, Gwaenysgor solo, Old Memor- ies," Mrs. E. H. Lewis: duet. Iledd\-w gan- wvd i chwi Geidwad," Alteii and Joseph Davies solo, Bwthvn vr Anuldifad," Miss Jones, The Avenue recitation, Mr. Moody and the Mother and Child," Miss M. Ellis solo, ('vmru Fvdd," Mr. Allen Davies: duet. Bettv Wyn,' Messrs. Allen and Joseph Davies trio, Duw bvdd drugarog,' Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lewis and Mr. Allen Davies. Miss Nellie Hughes, Plas Eden, was the accompanist. NEW EYE AT rRESTATYN.—A Watchnight service was he'd or, New Year's Eve at St. John's English Wesieyan Church. Prestatvn, an impressive address being delivered by the Rev. Joseph Martin. A Watchnight service was also held at Trinity (Methodist New Connexion) Church, presided over by Dr. Townsend, addresses being delivered by the Rev. F. Jewell and Mr. Fletcher Townsen 000
SUDDEN DEATH OF A CHILD AT RHYL. THE INQUEST. On Tuesdav, Air. F. L'ewelyn Jones. Coroner for Flintshire, held an inquest at the Council Chamber touching the death of John McManus, aged 8 years, the child of Francis McManus, 112, Vale Road, Rhyl. The following constitu- ted the jury:—Messrs. John Owen (foreman). Charles Hubbard, Hugh Hughes (jun.), Albert Walter James, Grosvenor Hotel D. W. Hughes, clothier T. J. Edwards, Compton House Moses Evans, confectioner; Thomas Betts, Queen Street Charles Cook, W. E. Pepper, greengrocer; T. F. Jones, butcher: J. S. j Fletcher, Joseph Turner, grocer: Henry Jones, tailor; and J.W.Roose. grocer. Francis McManus identified the body as that of his child, John McManus. He was eight years of age. lie died on Monday afternoon shortly before half past five. Deceased had been ill some time previously, and had been attended by two or three doctors, but had re- covered. On Sunday he was in good health, and in the morning went to Church with wit- ness. About five o'clock he complained of pains in his stomach. He vomitted all night, and had also diarrhoea. He was a little better the following morning, but got worse towards the afternoon. Dr. Thomas was sent for about two o'clock, but was unable to arrive before five o'clock, and deceased died shortly after- wards. Dr. W. Thomas said he attended the deceased in June last. He was suffering from what ap- peared to be tuberculosis of the bowels. He got very much better from that, and he did not see him afterwards until just before he died. When he arrived at the house about five o'clock on Monday deceased was in a moribund state, and witness was unable to sav what was the matter with him, and consequently he could not give a certificate. By orders of the Coroner he had that day made a post-mortem examina- tion of the bodv, and found that death was due to internal strangulation or acute obstruction of the bowels. The bowels indicated that they had suffered from tubercular mischief. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.
y FLWYDDYN NEWYDD. 1904. Daeth eto flwydcyn newyc.d, Yn llawn o obaith da Er oered minyrawel, Tvmhorol iawn yw'r ia Hi ddaeth ar noson loerwen Fel un yn d'od i are'— A'r henfhvydd aeth o'r golwg- I roddi iddi Ie. Yr heintiau oedd yn ddychryn I bawb y misoead gynt, Yn brydlon ymadawsant I'w chychwyn ar ei hynt; A.'I' r!ë\1:t a'r vstormydd Sy"n canlyn gyda hi. Lanhant y byd a'i wybren I'w gwnevd vn deg i ni. Mae hmsawdd braf i ddilyrt Yn ol peb argoei gawn Os dvnion fyddant ddoethion ] iå: wn ddfnïddiou da\ Hen olwyn fawr Rhaglumaeth Cyfienwa ein hall raid, I'w gwnevd yn fwv i'w chofio Na'i bod yn fiwvddvn naid. Os ceisrwn wenau'r nefoead Ar orsedd, gwlad, a llan. Cawn weled dirfawr gynydc O'n deutu y'mhob man— Ar addysg, celf a chrefyda, Ac undeb rhwng pob plaid, I rywrai i'w chroniclo Yn hynod flwyddyn naid. A'i tybed y bydd rhyfel Rhwng Rwsia a Japan ? A liwir lidy y fiwyddyn A gwae'd y cryf a'r gwan ? A yrir y teyrnasoedd Dmy gadwo draw y (ochfaych, Xr cleddyf yn ei wain: Yn Rhyl na fyddwn vnfvd I wrthod Llyfrgell Rydd Na neb am danom Nid ydych blant y dydd l'r fiwyddyn rhoddem anglod euog o'r fath beth; Na chollwn y cvfleustra— Un geiniog fydd y dreth. Mae'r Council YTl unfrydol Am gael i ni y gell, \n cydwybodol farnu Na cheid :'r dref ddim gwell A Charnegie haelfrydig Sy'n barod dair mil, Yn daliad am "r adeilad— Hir fob ef 31 hJ. AB UTHK. Ionawr 2, 1904. Sou "T wouldn't fight, my good men 1" said the peaee. maker. "But be called me a thief, cir eXclaim one of the combatants. "And he called me a laly; loafer!" cried the other. "Well," said the peace- maker, serenely, "I wouldn't fight over a difference' of opinion; you both may he right." Lady (to little boy "What are you crying for, nv little man?" "Little boy: "1\1\- fa-father has bin bentin' me." Lady: "Well, do not cry. All fathers have to beat their boys sometimes." Littlo iw: "But my fa-father isn't' like other fa-fathen. He's in a brass band and be-beats the big drum." "Harold," murmured the beautiful maiden, shyly," "am I the oniv eirl to whom you ever told your 'ove ? "J o-llyou the truth, dearest," answered the manlY, leaning fondly over her. "YÖq *re not. ■ Miink you might have lied a little, Harold—for m. -ak. she said, turning tearfully away. It is not everyone who display the coolness the gentleman who one carved a duck with such misplaced energy as to send it under the table. Seeing that the guests evinced some discomfiture and an anxiety to know where it had gone, he said: "All right, ladies and gentlemen, it's ail right; I have my foot on it! Visitor: "Do you love your dollies?"' Little Edith: "Oh, yes; I tell them that they are their mother's own darling babies, and that they mustn't lie naughty or soil their clothes, and all that, you know. And then 1 put, them to bed, and say; Thank goodness, I can have a little peace now!* It is awful good fun, you know." First thief hotel bedroom): "Go quiet. Jim. There's a woman asleep in that room." Second thief: "It don't matter if she wakes up." It don't ? One scream would bring half the folks in the house to the door." "She won't scream. Jf she wakes up she'll throw the sheet over her head and keep still." "Why will she?" "Her hair is all done up in carl-papers Two old cronies in a Scottish town, spending Christmas together, were disputing as to whe remembered the windiest day. "I mind it sic a win' said on", "that it took the craws three 'oors to flee hame frae the dominie's field, an that's no mail- than a mile." "Hoot. man the other replied, "Ah've seen it that windy that the craws had to walk hame A short time ago a hoy fresh from school started work at a factory. Being late three successive mornings, he was discharged. The following morn- ing the foreman was greatly surprised tu tind the boy at work, and going to him said: "I thought I told you not to come back." "Yes," replied the bov, "and don't you do it again. I got a jolly good hiding when I told father." A Kirkintilloch worthy was returning home late one night from a spree. On his way lie had to pass several newly-white-painted posts planted across a road. Suddenly colliding with one of these he looked up and saw something white before him. "Awa". ye daft baker body, can ye no see whaur ve're gaun ?" says Jock. at the same time striking the post a blow, which cjuickly apprised him of his mistake. An American correspondent gives th" follow ing as an example of the rigid formality with which the officials in some parts of Russia act: Kussiaa official: "You can't stay in this country, sir." Traveller: "Then I'll leave it." Official: "Havw vou a permit to leave?" Traveller: "No. sir." Official: "Then you cannot go. I give you twenty- four hours to make up your mind as to what you shall do." An American visitor to Ceylon, desiring to have/" bathe, asked a native to shew him a place free froifc- ca-ocodiles. The native took him close to the mouth of the river, where the American enjoyed a refresh- ing dip. On coming out of the water he inquired of his jruide how this' particular spnt happened to be freefroncrocodiies. "Crocodile 'fraid of shark I" replied the Cingalese, assuringiy: "too many shark A good old Paisley lncly felt unwell, and was advised to consult a doctor. She had never been to a doctor in all her life before, and for a time she protested she "wadna gang near ane o' them till she wis shair she wis jist deeirr," but at last she was prevailed upon to take the momentous step. When ►••he came back her friends asked her what the doctor I,id said. She was in a state of great amazement tnd alarm. "He telt me." said she. "that my •5.stern wis a' run doon, and that I wad ha'e to tak .J1 iron tunic." The estimation in whHi the colonies were once /eld is amusingly illur.tr:-i + "d by a story of Lord ahnerston told by Fronde. "Talking of the ^olonies, he mentioned that Helps had told him that 011 one occasion, when there was son1f' difficulty shout a Colonial Secretary, Falmerston had said: take the colonies myself." and afterwards had said to Helps, who remained behind Just come upstairs with me for hair an hour, and shew me where these places are. "Save me save me she rrmd, as her head rose above the water, and she grasped a plank floating by. "1 beg your pardon," lie replied, from the hiink: "but really 1 want it distinctly understood coim WK'THFH KTVTS. Take care that iu the iiur-suy doors and windows fit well, and that the. draught coming in under door is shut out ellechiailv. Li'.tle children spend a good deal of tune on the floor, and therefore great care is needed to protect them from suff-ring from draughts. 'Ilie same applies to windows; the delights of "looking out are great; the draught from the sash must, therefore, he rigidly excluded if baby is to be saved from cold-catching. NICE OhSHFS. spoons of flour, two of butter or dripping, two off line sugar, and two eggs. Heir all together for twenty minutes. Place tin* mixture carefully over hë.1f a'b:1sjn of cooked apples, sweetened to taste, cover with a greased paper, and hake gently throne Lour. rlcovoMiCAL i'rss,ii.Ks.—Mash llh. of cold boiled potatoes with 101" of butter, season well with salt and pepper, and add two tablespoon fids of finely- mnced yea! and ham. or any other cooked meat, a dessertspoonful of tomato sauce: mix 10 a paste with a well-heal en egg. Form hit 1 rissoles, dip them in beaten egy. ver breadcrumbs, and and serve gamished»with slices of tomato aiid a:-tuned tia^de' A wall m the garden at the back ol a house in Portland-terrace. Regent's Park, fell upon a Mrs. Edwards and her daughter, aged four vears. The mother was badlv injured and the child was killed. A gentleman who brought an action against a firm of publishers for reproducing a photograph of his daughter without written permission was awarded one farthing damages. The French deputy for Oran believes that the Sultan of Morocco will soon find himself a prisoner at Fez. "The Tretender," he says, "holds the country, and the time has come for France to act." A number of Capuchins have been expelled from the monastery in the Rue de la Sante, Paris. The police had to break through several dows to get ab UDatel.
Local Football Notes & Jottings (BY THE CIITEL.) A Chiel's among ye takin' notes, And faith he'll prent them.' The following is the Combination table up to date: Goal I'M. Won. Lost. Dm. For. Agst. Pts Chester 14 ..10 3 1 ..43 ..19 ..21 Oswestry 13 ..10 3 o ..30 ..19 ..20 Wrexham 14 8 5 1 ,.36 ..24 ..17 Birkenhead .12 7 3 2 ..21 ..17 ..iO Broughton U.12 b 4 2 ..26 ..19 ..14 Nantwich 0 •• () 2 1 .,29 ..12 ..13 Bangor 12 0 5 1 ..32 .,13 Witton Albion 14 2 6 6 ..23 .,31 ,.i0 Chirk 14 •• 3 •• 7 •• 4 -.3° ..43 ..10 Tranmere R.10 4 5 •• 1 ..20 ..27 9 I 1 3 ..15 -35 7 Rhyl 10 3 7 •• 0 ..2^ 0 Winsford U 14 2 ..10 ..2 ..16 ..3 0 —o— SATURDAY'S COMBINATION RESULTS. Bangor 2 Rhyl o WTrexham 1 Oswestry o Nantwich 6 Middlewich 1 Chirk 4 Broughton o Witton 1 Birkenhead. I In going to Wrexham and taking on defeat, Oswestry did not enhance their championship possibilities Points lost do not tend in that direction. Wrexham, moreover, had a weak team but the weakness was quite strong enough to win the match, i o. At N antwich Middlewich got a big letting down The score 6-1 was the only misfortune, for Duncan Cooper fell badly and damaged his collar-bone Altogether it was an un- happy time for Middlewich In spite of their some- what distant relationship in the table Chirk and Broughton United was the occasion of a fine win for the lormer. 4 -0 is a fulsome reward, and the Chirk men must feel pleased with the lift Witton Albion seem to be clever at drawn games, and on Saturday added another to their extensive stock in hand bv going halves with Birkenhead i i In face of the keen competition and argumentative disposition of the twelve other clubs, Chester are still at the top. —o— BANGOR v. RHYL. Rhyl were the visitors at Bangor on Saturday. where they were represented by a very weak eleven. Price Smith, Chairman of the Bangor club, formally opened the new grand stand and Press box. Rhyl were four men short, and Bangor at once called on the visiting custodian, who executed a scrambling save. A moment later Bangor forced a corner, which was cleared, an i a foul against Bangor en- abled the visitors to advance. They were soon driven back, and Bangor got a free kick close in goal, when Arridgc sent wide. Richie, from a good centre by Wiliie Edwards, skimmed the bar. The Rhylities now turned up, and Teddy Owen in the Bangor goal had to kick clear. Play was extremely poor, and Rhyl got through, D Jones sending wide. Bangor broke away, and Brooks fouled Owen in the penalty area, Arridge converting. Rhyl attacked, D Jones sending wide Play continued uninterest- ing in the extreme, but Rhyl got clean through once, Ellis putting within the net, the point being disallowed for off-side. They continued to press for some time, but ultimately sent behind Half-time: Bangor 1 goal, Rhvl nib In the second halt Bangor again found the net, and finally won by two goals to nil. -0- WELSH AMATEUR CUP. I The draw for the fourth round of the Welsh Amateur Cup competition was made on Wednesday night, at Wrexham, as fullows Gwersyllt v. Porhnadoc Flint v Druids Reserve; Bala Press v. Wrexham Victoria; Whitchurch or Oswestry v. Newtown. The first-named clubs have choice of ground, and the ties heve to be played on January 16th.
DEATH. W ILL!AMS—-January 5th, at 4, South Kinmel Street, Elizabeth, wife of the late Thomas Williams, 3, W ater Street, aged 56 years. 0§0
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RHYL GOLF CLUB. NEW YEAR'S MEETING. The New Year's meeting of the Rhyl Club was brought to a successful close on Saturday. The weather durincr the competitions was fine. The ground was frozen hard, and play was difficult. The scores were as follows Tournament by holes under handicap for prizes given by the president ('Jolonel Mainwaring): Winner, Mr. C. G. Thompson: runner up, Captain B. J. Waithall semi-finalists, Mr. F. J. F. Baines and Mr. W. Bruckshaw. Winter meeting bogey handicap for prizes given by the captain (Mr. F. J. F. Baiues) B. J. Walthall 10 1 down F. O. Carroll 11 1 down F. J. F. Baines 2 1down W. Evans 6 3down A. Greenstreet 14 3 down C. G. Thompson 9 3down W.Thomas. G.. 3 down J. J. Bryant 14 3down E. J. Thompson 6 3down L P. Timmins 18 4 down E.Inglis. 4 4down Rev. U. IV. Skene 8 5 down J. R. Muspratt o 5 down H. N. Williams •••«.• 8 6 down J. R. H. Allon 10 G down A. Timmins 11 8 down Medal handicap for Captain Timming's prize: Gros H'cap Nett J. H. H. Allon 95 13 82 F. O. Roberts 86 3 83 E. J.-Thompson 94 10 84 E. F. Gossage 95 11 84 Capt. E. C. Walthall 89 5 84 A. Timmins 99 15 84 W. Evans 93 3.. 85 W. Bruckshaw .101 15 S6 H. N. Williams 97 11 86 Rev. G. W. Skene 97 11 SG J. G. Evans 104 16 88 G. Inglis 94 89 A. Greenstreet IS 91 W. Permewan 98 G 92 C. G. Thompson 105 12 93 Monthly medal competition January 4th:- Miss Perks 91 14 77 Miss Pennant 92 5 87 Miss B. Walton Evans .111 IS 93 Mise G. Walton Evans 124 30 94 Miss C. M. Roberts 97 1 9G Miss Haynes 96 1 97 II" n-
H^ii TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN FLINTSHIRE. ORGANISING SECRETARY'S REPORT. Mr. P. Mostyn Williams, the organizing secretary to the Technical Instruction Committee of the Flintshire County Council, has issued to the members his report of the work done during the past year. The number of classes held in the county was 35, and the number of individual students 760 The work of the students, as tested by examination, had not shown any marked improvement. Even at centres where the best results had been obtained in the past there was an apparent deterioration, although the students had exerted themselves to the utmost. The standard of excellency had been raised to a much higher pitch than formerly. Four classes had been held in mining, with 540 Ltudents.. In the course of his report Mr. Mostyn Williams enlarges at some length upon the beneficial effects which will follow the introduction of the new Education Act, pointing out especially the facilities the Act will give for the working of evening schools for continuation purposes, and stating that there are at least thirty centres in the county where such schools can be carried on. Mr. Williams is of opinion that to those children who cannot go into the county schools the evaning continuation school should he made indispensable, ae it was the only chance they would have of equirping themselves for the growing competition of the age.
-&01-- RHUDDLAX. W.A-TCH NIGHT. -The above was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on New Year's Eve, presided over by the Rev. D. Jones (M.C.). Songs were sung by the Brothers Jones, Ty'r Hwch, Cwm, Mr. Ed. Morgan and party, and also the Chapel Choir conducted by Mr. Morgan, after which the Rev. Ed. Humphreys (circuity minister) preached a very powerful sermon. The proceeds were a in aid of the Children's Club.
I ST. ASAPH (FLINTSHIRE) RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council w&s held on I Friday afternoon. There were lresent: Messrs. Conwy Bell, J.P. (chairman), T. Howes Roberts (vbe chairman). R. C- Thompson, George Williams, E. Morgan, Edward Williams, J,)hn .Tones, W. S. Roberts, Miss Bennett, Sir \V. Grenville Williams, Mr Charles Grims'ey (clerk), and other officers. THE WATER SUPPLY OF TREMEIRCHION. A letter was read from the Parish Council of Tremeirchiou respecting the payment of an account said to he due to Messrs. W. and J. Morris for cementing the water tank at Tremeirchion. After some discussion it was resolved on the motion of Mr R. C. Thompson, that the Clerk should inquire on whose authority Messrs. Morris carried out, the work. INCREASED "FIRE". POWERS FOR ST. ASAP 3 AND RHUDDLAN. A circular letter and general order from the Local Government Board were read conferring upon the parishes of St. Asaph and Rbuddlan certain urba.u powers to enable the Council to prj- vide fire hydrants for those places. THE WATER SUPPLY OF BRlfNlAU (DYSETTH). Mr T. B. Price, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Man- chester, who is negotiating with Mr Leonard Hughes for the purchase of Dyserth Castle, wrote inquiring whether it is the intention of this Council to !urnish a water supply for theBryniau (Dyserth) district. The Clerk was instructed to reply that the matter was under consideration. PROPOSED JOINT ISOLATION HOSPITAL. In pursuance to notice Miss Bennett moved "That this Council petition the County Council for the establishment of ,.a I«oI~tion Hospital for the j,infuse of the Preetalyn Urr-an District and the riolyweli a;d the bt. Asaph ^bk;,t) Rural Districts'. Mr Howes Ec-b-rts seconded, and the resalution was carried. A er was read liom the Piestatvn Council t.gr^eiug to join iu the i,r but it .va expU n ed that no fta-v/er lai been received from the Holy weii District Council. THE STATE OF ST. ASAPH FOOTPATHS. Messrs. Jones & Son, Liverpool House, St. Asaph, wrote complaining of the I-t Ite of the footpaths in front of their new houses in Lnwr aud Gemig Streets. The Road Surveyor said that an agreement had been made between a committee of the Council aDd Messrs. Jones, who had given a strip of hmd to widen the footpaths, to put them in order when the buildings were completed. He had now made arrangements to attend to the matter, and had seen Mr J. P. Jones 6ince the letter had beeu written. WATER CERTIFICATE. Water certificates were granted to Mr John Williams in respect of a house and shop and a row of five cottages in the Roe, St. Asaph. APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. Mu¡r. Howes Roberts and Mr E. Morgan ware re-aj pointed to repr-sent the Council on me Board of Governors uf the St. Asaph County School. REMARKABLE COMPLAINT FROM DYSERTH. Some amusement was caused by the reading of the following letters from a resident at Dyserth — "Greenhill Inn, Dvserth, Dec. 31. Dear Sir, Mr Grirosley,—Pje-.se excuse nu liberty in writing you a few lines reirarding to our little Ochryfoel (Dyserth Parish) It seems there is some clais of people can do what they like in pulling down walls, and build alongside of the main roads instead of going in two or three feet accord- ing to law. I have already refer to some of Council. They are quite dumb, and no rights, authority, nor power. Richard Lewis, butterman, is pulling his fence down yard by yard. and then building alongside of the road. Rather than give he takes. A few weeks ago I was walking up Dyserth hiil, and met who but Mr Ltoyd, our respect surveyor. So a poor woman came out of her house with a bucket of water, and she poured it out to the draint, g, I All right,' said Mr Llovd, I if I see you doing that again 1 shall summons you.' In coming up the second hill who was there but the butterman washing his shandry riahtouthe bill. which cost the parish a lot of money for I mackatoro,' and especially walls. I remain, yours faithfully, aud vour humble servant,—Robert Jones, Dyserth, Rhyl." P.S.—PI ease, Mr Grimsley, put this note beiore your Board (laughter). bir, -OUT little place is going ahead and booming iu the case of building houses. Mr Ed. Williams, builder, has built nine houses in a short time, so if we let things go as they are going there wili be no road to the new places. Sir, a few years llo the late Captain Rowley Conwy, Esq.— (iaughter)-and Mr Conwy Bell, Esq. (laughter)- built a nice machiue house out of the road about five or six yards. But to satisfy our Surveyor he called the whole Board to inspect the place, and they all had a good laugh when they found out the distance from the main road.—Ratepayer Robert Jones." ineuierk was requested to reply that the letters would be referred to the Surveyor.
ABERGELE PETTY SESSIONS. MAGISTRATES AND CHRISTMAS TREATING. At the Abergele Court on Saturday, before Mr. J. Herbert Roberts, M.P. (chairman), aLd other magistrates, Mr. E. A. Crabbe, applied for the transfer of the licence of the Ship Iun, Abergele, from T. Iuman Jones, to Henry Brookes, baker, of Abergele. APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER. The Chairman asked why the application should not be left over until the annual licensing sessions in February. There were special circumstances in connection with this house, as he understood the tenant bad not been able to make it pay. Mr. Crabbe said that was not exactly so. The tenant was dissatisfied with the house, and wished to go out. His client (Mr. Evans, agent to Messrs Greenall, Whitley and Co.). was willing, instead of requiring the tenant to remain till the end of his term, to liberate him and get another tenant. The Chairman explained that there was no objection to the transferee, whom they all knew, but the point of the Bench was that the appiication came so near to the licensing meeting that it would be better to have it dealt with then. The licence had changed hands frequently of late. Mr. Crabbe said eighteen months had elapsed since the last transfer was asked for, and Mr. Inman Jones wished to leave as he was going out of the country. If the transfer were made the licence would still expire with all the others at the end of the term, and would come up for renewal at the brewster sessions The Bench adhered to their decision not to grant the transter, but temporary authority was allowed to the applicant, Brookes, to carry on the trade of the house till the licensing sessions, the outgoing tenant being excused from further attendance. A transfer of the licence for the sale of medicated wines was agreed to, on the application of Mr. Crabbe, from Owen Jones, to T. H. Ownin Jones, chemist. ALLOWING ANIMALS TO STRAY. Richard Thompson and John Smith, ipy hawkers, were each fined 5s. and costs, amounting to 15s. in each case, for allowing animals to stray on the Coed Coch RJ!>.d. The police constable stated that the two defendants, who did not appear. bad encamped with their families in the district. Two field gates were found open, and another was found off its hinges, but when the officer spoke to the defendants about the gates they denied any knowdledge of what had been done. DRUNKENNESS. John Evanp, lab.irer, of Abergele, pleaded guilty to a charge o: being drunk iu the Harp Hotel, on Boxing night, and refusing to quit when directed to do so by a constable. Inspector Roberts said that a good many men got over the line at this time of the year, owing to the practice of Christmas treating. The publicans treated people, and the men forgot themselves very much. The police had giveu them a little bit of rope at Christmas, but thev propcsed to allow no such relaxation in future they i-.funded bringing up everyone found drunk about tLe place whether it was the Christmas season or not. I
Crawford's SCOTCH Shortbread The "Crawford" Quality, HIGHLAND. Thick Cakes. LOTHIAN. Thin Sections, Sugared on iop* AYRSHIRE. Thin oblong Cakes, Sugared on fcPi Sold bv Grocen and Bakers everywhere. a———■ ■! J 'I —