SAN FRANCISCO ITEMS. There was a. fresh outbreak of fire at San ffr&nciseo on Monday morning, a.nd fears were sntertainod that the flames might reach the ferry building. The health of the occupants of the refugee camps continues remarkably good. DEATHS ESTIMATED AT 3,000. A telegram from New York gays that the authorities are able now to make a better esti- mate of the numbers killed, which is about 3,000. HOMELESS IN DRENCHING RAIN. Thousands of homeless people slept in the open on Sunday night a drenching rain adding to their misery and suffering. The rain is cooling the ruins, and has extmguished some of the firea. HOUSING THOUSANDS. '&* *a" .1,7flc;ireI? buildings loft standing, it is starei M ill .lold 75.COO people, and over 50.000 have already been taken in and welcomed as friends. rifty thousand mere will be placed in ranc i«\- arid other private domiciles. Twenty- w>u>o.ikI more will bo received in various lluni)a. towns, leaving nearly 200.0CO campers. fN SEARCH OF BODIES. "pi! 1:;JCt,J people continue to explore tho Tiiins in earch of the bodies of friends or relative, but in "NV few in5hLIlces is it possible to identify the remains. BIRTHS IN THE PARK. There were eighteen births in Golden Gate Park on Sunday. The received the promptest and most. efficient- attention. Mothers and ba-ber. are being removed to the Maternity Losjiitala. A SHOOTING TRAGEDY. Mr. A. C. Tilden. a member of the staff of the Governor of California, and one of the most. prominent relief workers, was shot dead ia his automobile bv some men who were sup- posed to be members of a citizen's patrol. A coachman was cut in the face by a bullet, and a. struck an acting lieutenant, but ilJjllrillg" him. Mr. Tilden's automobile been used as an ambulance, and the Red J ross flag was displayed upon it. The shooting «>egan without warning or challenge.
LOSS OF A BELGIAN TRAINING SHIP. THIRTY-FOUR PERSONS DROWNED. Information has been received at Dover that Belgian training-ship Coirite de Smet de Naeyer has foundered, and that the captain and tnirty-three of the crew have been drowned. The survivors have proceeded on board the French barque Dunkerque to Hamburg. The ship's company consisted of thirty cadets, nine executive officers and instructors, eleven sailors, a, cook. a donkey man, and two engi- neers, in all fifty-four persons. The vessel was built at Greenock in 1904. She was used for training officers for the Belgian Government ser- vice, and the cadets included the sous of many well-known people in Belgium. Her commander, Captain Fourcault, for many years was captain of mail steamers in the Dovor-Ostend service, and his chief officer was Baron Van Zuylen. The training-ship was bound to Australia, and left Antwerp on the 11th inst.. but anchored off Flushing until Easter Saturday, when she was towed by the tug Washington into the North Sea. and started on her voyage under canvas. Nothing further was heard of the ship until a message was received at Ostend stating that the French ship Dunkerque had passed Prawlc Point and signalled that she had picked up her crew. The Dunkerque. arrived off Dover shortly ho- fore 7 o'clock on Monday night. Earlier in tho evening the tug Granville had been sent off to endeavour to find her. and the tug returned after identifying the vessel. Captain Iron, the har- bour master, and a representative of the Belgian Government Murine Department then went out to the Dunkerque in the tug. The harbour master offered to land the, survivors of the disas- ter, in order that they might go on to Ostend by the night steamer from Dover. For some reason, however, the offer was declined, and the survivors proceeded on to Hamburg by the Dun- kerque. It appears that the disaster took place on Wednesdav last week in the Bay of Biscay, after the vessel" had encountered very bad weather. The vessel seems to have capsized in a squall after labouring heavily in the gale. It is understood that, many of the cadets are among the drowned; but a list* of the survivors was not obtainable even by the Belgian Government agent at Dover, the officer in charge in the Dunkerque reporting that a letter containing the information had been landed at. D)mge;)pss to be po-ted to the Belgian Administration in Brussels. The tug Granville followed the. Dunkerque for some distance in order to obtain further details, but groat reserve was ob-ervcd on the part of the French officers *2,4 tl»<* survivors, and the circumstances in wnicli t-.io survivors were rescued by the Djn- rquo could not be ascertained.
POSTAL SOCIETY SENSATION. IN SECURITIES MISSING. Tho sudden disappearance of Mr. William Cann, secretary of the United Service Share Purchase Society, of Gresham-streot, London, has caused a great sensation at the General Post Office. Securities, estimated at £25,000 or £30,000 in value, are missing. Many of the more highly-paid officials at St. Martin's-le- Grend were shareholders of the society. Tho United Service 'Share Purchase Society was organised some time aeo amo-mr the higher- salaried officials of St. Mart in's-le-G rand for the purpose of buyiug and selling shares, the members hoping in this way to supplement their incomes. One of their number was Mr. Cann, who, having considerable financial ability and discretion, was appointed secretary and treasurer, with a suite of offices in Gresham- htreet. Under Mr. Cann's management the operations of the society were conducted with satisfaction to the members, who had the greatest confidence in their secretary and treasurer, and never questioned his judgment. For twenty-four years Mr. Ca-nn continued to conduct the affairs of the society, while at the same time retaining his position as a first-class clerk in the Post Office. In the course of last year, however, he retired on a pension, with the object of dcvotjng all bi" time and atten- tion to the affair3 of the society. Recently. fr. Cann bas not. becn attending the office regu- larly, but it was assumed that he was ill, until the" other morning, when, in the course of examining last year's accounts. the two auditors, cho-en from among the members of the sociotv, missed valuable securities, and in- quiries pointed to the conclusion that Mr. Cann had absconded.
THIBET AND GREAT BRITAIN. A treaty concerning Thibet has been signed in Pekin by the representatives of Great Britain and China. It provides for the recogni- tion by Great Britain of the Chinese pro- tectorate over Thibet. Great Britain under- j takes not to interfere in the internal affairs of the country unless other Powers do so. China agrees to open certain Thibetan markets to Indian tra.de: to construct telegraph lines in Thibet, and to give Great Britain a prefer- once as regards railway concessions. She fur- ther agrees to pay 2.400.CCO taels (about £342.850) as an indemnify for the cost of Colonel Youngliusband's expedition to Lliassa.
GREAT BRITAIN AND RUSSIA. According to a Renter telegram from St. Petersburg, the desire for a rapprochement with Great Britain is at present being freely ex- pressed in Russia.
AN ATTACK ON SPIOX KOP." The Ramsey, Isld of Man, police made a raid on Sunday night upon a gang of gamblers known locally as Monte Carlo, where they gathered at a secluded spot, called Spion ICop." near Ballure nH,en' -"anker was being played at the time. There was a stampede by the players, some of them finding refuge up trees, and others in rocks and crevices. The police captured cards and money, and took the names of many of the meA..
A SOLICITOR SENTENCED. John Farnworth, a solicitor, of Bolton. has been sentenced, at Manchester. Assizes, to three yearis' penal servitude for obtaining two sums of money-£1.250 and ±>ow by faisc pretences. 'The prisoner pleaded guilty. He obtained the larger sum from the trustees of dliam Smea- hurst by representing that he owned a long lease on certain property in Bolton. ine other money was advanced on false mortgage of a. house in Which he lived.
FAMOUS HARPIST S DEATH. The death occurred on Mondav. at his house of LlanerciiyWf.|id Anglesev, of Ov/eu Jones (Tely- nor fteniol) a well-known harpist, after a brief illness, aged forty-six. He was a prominent figure at the National Eisteddfod, and had tho honour ol appearing before Royalty. Among those who saw Lord R,,i-,ei-ts open rifle club at Maidenhead on Saturday were an armless man. who had served under the General, and a man who had worked the gum at Delhi when Lord Roberts was a. subaltern. Mr. Arnold Herbert. M.P. for South Bucks, *9 at his residence, near Marlov, suffering from the effects of injuries causer] through his horee throwing him.
THE RUINED CITY. AREA OF THE CONFLAGRATION. SCENES DURING THE FIRE. THE WORK OF RELIEF. From official messages i is now possible to gain an approximate idea of the course and area of the conflagration which has added its horrors and devastation to the destruction already caused by the earthquake in San Francisco. General. Funston reported on Friday that the burnt district was as follows: From water front up Broadway to Mason-street, and thence south to California-street, west to Jones-avenue, and diagonally 10 Van Ness and Golden Gate- avenue. All tin's line is now actively burning. The fire is following a line practically out from Van Ness-avenue, west on to Golden Gate- avenue, to Filinore-strct. and thence south to Market-street; from there in an irregular line to Valencia and Twonty-sixrh-streels, and thence in an irregular line east to the bay. The indica- tions are that the active fire line will adyanco west to Van Ness-avenue, and north to Union and Montgomery-avenues." ANOTHER NIGHT OF TERROR. Late on Thursday night people in Sail Fran- cisco began to hope that the worst had been reached, and that when morning dawned the fira would have subsided. Midnight, however, saw the sky brilliantly lighted np. Three distinct fires were burning. One wa." in the territory extend- ing from Nob Hill eastwards towards tho water front, and was travelling slowly northwards to- wards Telegraph Iliil. The second fire was in tho Mission district, and was making. little head- way towards the hillsides on the west. where thousands of homeless refugees are encamped. The third was the most dangerous, and was threatening the western part of the city. It was really a continuation of the Nob Hill fire, cover- ing a, triangular area, with the apex towards tho north. This was the point against which the firemen were directing tiieir greatest efforts. Dynamite was employed, but with moderate suc- cess, in checking the conflagration, although many blocks have been blown up. THIRST AND PANIC. The thousands of destituto suffered most, says a Reuter message, from thirst. At tho corner of Powell and Market-streets a small stream of water spurted up through the cobbles, forming a muddy pool. and in this hundreds of men and women knelt down to quench their raging thirst. While the fjr. fighters were making a heroic stand in Van Ness-avenue a panic reigned in other parts of tho city. Since the early morn- ing, when a great rush of flames threatened to overwhelm the apartment house district along Ellis, O'Farrell, and Sutter-s-treets. the people have been staggering under their household goods towards the ferries. It is necessary to walk seven miles to the hills and then round to I the water front in order to avoid the fire zone, and during this journey many refugees, weak- ened by thirst, hunger, and expour0. havo fallen exhausted, their friends trying to lift them up and urge them forward. In their desire to save something of value many persons attempted to rush through the lines of firo to the doomed buildings, and in several instances those who succeeded peri-hed in 1 hpir burning homes. III LarlÚn and Sutler-streets, whore there wero I some fine apartment houses, two persons, a. man and a. woman, lost their lives in this manner. Probably, altogether. 200.000 refugees were struggling simultaneously to get out of tho city. During the night the streets were filled with seething and distracted crowds. Many children were lost in the confusion, and were vainly lOught for by their parents. MANSIONS DEMOLISHED WITH CANNON. The struggle to check the flames at Van Ness-avenue resembled a. battle. Huge United States cannon were drawn up to aid the dynamiters to demolish the mansions along the east side of the avenue, and the steady boom- ing of artillery and the roar of dynamite were heard for hours above the howl and cracking of the flames. The Southern Pacific Hospital in 14th and Mission-streets has been dynamited, the patients having been removed. When the firemen were blowing up the cable power-house in Sutter and Polk-streets, in a vain effort to check the. flames, the steeple of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral near by caught firo. A fireman with a hose tied to his belt scaled tho steeple, and played the hose on the blaze until it was extinguished. Thousands of onlookers witnessed the act and cheered loudly. GROCERY STORES BESIEGED. A telegram from Oakland says: The stories told by refugees from the stricken city are piti- ful. In the extreme west of San Francisco, re- mote from the conflagration, the few grocery stores which remained open were besieged by hungry crowds. In one place men fought over a bag of walnuts, the only food remaining in the store, and it is said that a loaf of bread was add for a dollar, and soda' biscuits at ten cents apiece. Eyery restaurant in Oakland was eaten out by eight o'clock on Thursday evening, and the stores WNe closed because no supplies could be had until next day. Thousands wandered the streets seeking some place where they might sleep. The rush of refugees from San Fran- cisco hero meets the rush of people coming from the interior to look for friends and rela- tives who when last heard of were at San Francisco. THE AGNEW ASYLUM VICTIMS. A Press correspondent who has arrived from Santa Cruz says that up to noon on Friday 193 bodies had been recovered from the Agnew Asylum and that official estimates place the num- ber of the injured at 207. of whom thirty aro not expected to roeover. The main building collapsed, pinning the patients under the fallen walls and debris. The padded cells had to bo broken open, and the more dangerous patients were tied to trees on the lawn. The doctors and nurses stuck to their posts, and a hundred students from Santa Clara College assisted in tending the injured. The college was only slightly damaged. 0::> THE WORK OF RELIEF. Three relief stations for the alleviation of the sufferings of the homeless have already been esta- blished by the general committee at Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and San Bruno-road. By order of tho committee, the police have visited all the stores which have escaped destruc- tion and taken possession of their contents. Caravans of provisions are now en route -to the three relief stations. The hills and beaches round tijan Francisco resemble immense camps. For through the park and along the beach from lngkvide to the sea wali, a.nd at North Beach, the homeless are living in makeshift tents of blankets and sheets stretched over pieces of wood—taken from the wreckage on the beach. Many bodies still lie unburied, and the soldiers are pressing the citizens at the point of the rifle to help in the work of burial. Each citizen, when ordered by the soldiery, has to dig trenches to receive the bodies for at least au hour. MUNIFICENT DONATIONS. A wave of sympathy for San Francisco has swept tlw country. Pr00idpIJt Roosevelt has issued an appeal for contributions through the National Red Cross Society, contributing himself 1.0COdol.. and the mayors of all the principal cities have started funds. The citizens of New York have subscribed 379,500dol., the list being headed by Mr. John D. Rockefeller with lOO.OOOdoh Mr. Andrew Cr.rnecie has also sub- scribed lOO.OOOdoh. and the Standard Oil Com- pany has given a similar sum. The Chicago Rev lief Committee is planning to raise 1.000,000dol. Boston has increased its subscription to 100,000dn1.. and Baltimore has arranged to start a trainload of supplies to San Francisco. Tho cities and towns of Southern California have raised lOO.OOOdoh A boatload of provisions has started from San Pedro: Stockton. California, has sent a steamboat loaded with provisions, blankets, clothing, and other supplies; and Sacra- mento raised 50,000dol. in twenty minutes at a citizens' meeting. The Southern Pacific Railway started two trains of twenty-six cars from Port- land, Oregon, for San Francisco, each carrying physicians, trained nurses, and 80,000 pounds of provisions. Two oars of potatoes and one of bread were sent from Salem, Oregon. Denver sent a carload of provisions, clothing, a.nd bed- omg-, and Junction City. Kansas, despatched 1,000 tents and 500 cots. Cheyenno forwarded a camping outfit sufficient to accommodate 2,000 person3. It is intimated that help from foreign countries is unnecessary, the United States being abundantly able to render such aid as is needed. ^■enr> Cfore, for thirty-seven years city trea- surer ot Bath, died on Saturday from cardiac failure. Four hundred and forty-nino bales of cotton arrived at Liverpool on Saturday from the new cotton-nelds in West Africa. Princess Louisa Augusta of Schleswlg-Hol- atein, who was at Naples during the eruption of Vesuvius, arrived at Plymouth on Saturday on board the Orient,
How the St Asaph Guardians Attended. Tabulated Record of a Year's Work, The following is a full list of attendances made by the members of the St Asaph Board of Guardians and the St Asaph (Denbigh) and St Asaph (Flint) Rural District Councils X'nion. Assess- Rural District ment Council. Com- St Asaph Namcfi of Guardians. nuttee.(Flint)(Denbigh) cw 0 o jy 3 3 3 Z C. •- V • 7 O Jolm Pciec, .Vbe-Rele 12 26 3 18 John Abergele 26 26 John Jones, j*bei; ele 8 20 7 Is John Roberts, Al>er;,ele 25 26 15 15 jo- :,q K"oot, Abe,-gele 6 16 4 9 Robert Par:y, Xett'.va 5 26 4 15 Robert Davios, Bcttwa 7 26 6 15 11E Griffiths, Bor'elwydcl&u.. 20 20 15 10 W S Roberts, Bod'ary 23 26 17 19 Bennet Jones, Bylcbau 9 26 7 15 Tbonras Hu.'jhes, Bylchau 11 20 9 15 O',vn Rees, Ccfn 16 26 10 15 J E.-aiicis Jones, Cwni 10 26 8 19 WilliiLmf-, Dnbili 111 26 9 13 T (J Jon«H, DenlVg:i 8 26 W II Hitfjbes, Denbigh 23 26 J Ellis Dciibi-,Ii 24 26 Edwin 51 or; an. Dymeirchion 25 26 13 13 19 19 Edward Williams, Dyserth 16 26 14 19 Bobert Lloyu, Kenllan 14 26 6 13 AV, iliant NVillianis, I-leillaii 20 26 Mark Cros-, Laiiddulas 14 26 William Jones, Llane'vad 22 26 10 13 13 15 Robe *t I'.oberts, L'ane/ydd 10 26 9 15 Kobert Griiffth, Llanfair 13 26 1 13 9 15 Thomas Jones, Llaufair 6 26 5 15 John Evs.us, L'.ansannan 7 26 6 15 Morris Jones, Linns,'nr.an 7 26 2 13 4 15 David Roberts, Llaiisau,,iin 7 26 5 15 George Williams, Meliden 12 26 9 19 Robert Jones, Prestatyn 17 26 9 13 T IMYilliams, Prestatvn 9 26 W Conwy Hell, Bhudd'un 14 26 6 13 Benjamin Evans, Rhutlàlau.. 3 20 3 19 W i!Lnn Mu. ::¡. I:huddlan 1.0 26 10 11) Samuel Perks, Itlivl 22 26 10 13 John l-.imston, Khyl 18 26 Isaao Batho, Rhyl 23 26 J H Eili. ..1126. .J Robfrts Jone«, Rliyl 15 26 David Treliearn, Rhvl 26 26 9 10 o. G V Gunner, Rhyl 19 26 Mary Jones, Rhyl 22 26 Hugh Edivardp. Rhyl If; 21 R Llewelyn Jones, Rbyl 1 1 T Howes Robert! St Asaph,, 26 26 19 19 51 Owen Jones, St. Asaph 11 26 6 19 J D Jones, St George 11 26 3 13 4 15 Johu Monill, Trdmmt 14 26 9 15 John Jone;" Waen 10 26 10 1 -got-
The Nation's Drink Bill. What it looks like in figures. From a correspondent we have received the following tabulated facts with regard to the Nation's Drink Bill:- THE COST OF PAUPERISM AND THAT OF THE NATIONAL DRINK BILL. fFOR A PERIOD OF 25 YEARS, 1880-1894, INCLUSIVE] PAUPERISM, £ £ In-door maintenance. 54,316,002 Out-door relief 65,226,425 Lunacy. 36264,702 —————— 155,807,12Q Repayment of loans and interest. 16,736,163 Salaries of Officials 39,817,478 Other expenses 29,558,509 69,375,987 Tctal. £ 241,919,279 THE NATIONAL DRINK BILL. £ Estimated annual average, for 25 years 160,000,000 1*180-1904, inclusive—number of years 25 800,000,000 3,200,000,00 Total. £ 4,000,000,000 How long: would it take to count this number, at the rate of 60 each minute, 3,600 each hour, 36,000 each day of ten hoars, 216,000 each week of six days, 10,800,000 each year of fifty weeks ? Answer- 370 years 18 weeks 3 days I hour 6 minutes 40 seconds. Hon
Ambulance Work in North Wales. Result of the Examination at Rbuddlan, The biennial examination of the mem- bers of the Rhuddlan Fire Brigade, to- gether with civilians and also police from Rhyl and St Asaph, recently took place. The lecturer to the classes was Dr Henry Lloyd, St Asaph, who is hon. medical officer to the brigade. The members of the brigade were examined for the deploma of the Red Cross in connection with the National Fire Brigades' Union, and each holder of this certificate must be examined every two years, otherwise he looses his badge. In addition to obtaining the badge, they also passed the requirements of the St John Ambulance Association in first aid, second course, and two, who were eligible to try the final and third course, obtained the medallion. The following are the names of the members of the class and the certificates awarded them :—Chief Officer Conwy Bell, Lieuts. John Oldfield and J 0 Hughes, Engineers John Jones, Edward Morgan and Edward Jones, Fire- men T J Hughes, John Williams, Robert J Davies, Thomas Evans, John Lewis and Thomas Ellis, re-examination of Red Cross and second course St John's Firemen E G Jones and T E Griffiths, re-examination of Red Cross and third course for the medallion, St John's; Firemen Ben Jones and Thomas Williams, re-examination of Red Cross and first course St John's, The following passed the second course St John's Ambulance Association :—P.S. Edward Roberts, Rhyl P.S. J Connah, I St Asaph P.C. William Davies, Rhyl; W II E Bentley Jones and J W Junes, Rhudd- lan Robert Bagshaw and W K Bell. First aid St John's Edward Morris, Rchd. Evans, H Bellis Jones, Thomas Hughes, P.C. Lewis, P.C. Foulkes, and P.C. Owen, Rhyl. The examination on behalf of the St John's Ambulance Association for first aid was conducted by the North Wales district examiner, Dr Lloyd Roberts, Colwyn Bay, and for the St John's second and third course and on behalf of the National Fire Brigades' Union by Dr Goodwin, of Rhyl. Not a single failure was recorded, and it is to be noted that every member of the brigade who secured his certificate two years ago retained the same upon re-ex- amination. The secretarial duties were undertaken by Lieut. J 0 Hughes, the I brigade secretary, who is the secretary for the North Wales district of the Union. -50i-
Concerning a Tithe. t On behalf of the Rev Thomass Lloyd (Vicar of Rhyl), Mr H A Cleaver of St Asaph obtained judgement against the New Rhyl Land Company for non-payment of £2 3s tithe. It was stated that the solicitor to the defendant company urged that the tithe was paid by mistake last time but no one appeared to defend the present action.
Sf. Asaph Board of Guardians Annual Meeting. Election of Chairman. The annual meeting of this Board was held on Friday, at the Board Room, St Asaph, when there were present: Mrs M Jones (Rhyl); Messrs S Perka, J Roberts Jones, Hugh Edwards. J H Ellis, G F Gunner, j) Trehearn, Edwin Morgan, John Pierce, J D Jones. 0 Rees, T Pennant Williams, Robert Jones, Wm Jones, John Roberts, William Williams, E Williams, W S Roberts, M Jones, R Lloyd, J Ellis Jones, T C Jones. John Morris, R E Griffiths, J Francis Jones, I Batho, Wm Morris, and the officials. THE NEW CHAIRMAN. On the Board proceeding to the election of a chairman, a vote of thanks was carried to Mr T Howes Roberts for his services in the past. It was proposed by Mr Edwin Morgan, and seconded by Mr Gunner. The retiring chairman, it was stated, had attended all the meetings daring the year. Mr T Howes Roberts then proposed that Mr Edwin Morgan be tbe Chairman, and referred to the way in which Mr Morgan bad in years past discharged the duties of that office. Mr S Perks seconded, and added that not only had Mr Morgan been a regular attendant, but be took a great interest in the poor, as well as studying the interests of the rate- payers. Mr T C Jones moved the re election of Mr T Howes Roberts, and said be saw no reason why there should be a change, seeing that he had but one year to run before seeking re- election. Mr Ellis Jones seconded, and also did Dot see why they should make a change. Mr Howes Roberts pxpressed the hope that the election of Mr Morgan would be un- animous. Mr T C Jones protested against what he described as the chairmanship being arranged among a few members. Mr R Jones thought that there was not much to choose between the two. One was as good as the other if not better (Laughter) Beside that, had not Mr Huwes Roberts pro- posed Mr Morgan. On being appealed to, Mr Jones declined to withdraw his motion, and said it looked as if one gentleman was simply giving up the chair by arrangement to another. Mr Morgan denied that there had been an arrangement on his part He had been ap- proached by several members to take the chair, and it had not been his wish in any shape or form to put himself forward. At the same time he was quite willing to serve the Board if they wished him to do so. Mr Howes Roberts had not long ago assured him that there was a strong wish that he should take the chair, and that was why be put himself in their bands. Mr T C Jones said he did not insinuate that there was anything which was not above board. On a vote being taken Mr Morgan was elected and he took the chair amid cheers He thanked the members, and said he joined the Board in 1879, and had filled the chair for 12 years prior to the late Mr R L!ew Jones being appointed. VICE-CHAIRMAN RE-ELECTED. Mr J Frimston (Rhyl), was re-elected to the vice-chair on the motion of Mr Trehearn, seconded by Mr Robert Jones. It was ex- plained that his absence from the meeting waa due to his being abroad for the benefit of his health. IS RHYL FAIRLY REPRESENTED? Mr Ellis called the attention of the Board to the tact that Rhyl did not get a fair re- presentation on the Assessment Committee. Of late the town had only two representatives, whereas for many years there wers three or four representatives. The rateable value of Rhyl was something like £55,000, and it con- tributed something like one-third of the funds of the Union. He hoped that the Board would see the wisdom and fairness of what he said, and that they would give Rhyl better representation. Mr S Perks strongly supported this, and said that the town was considerably increasing in size, and h3 thought thit it was ent tled to more representation. At the present time the business from Rhyl was very hard, and they should certainly have more than two repre- sentatives on the committee. In the event of one of the members being absent it was a difficult task for the other to carry through tha business, and occasionally neither was present. Mr J D Jones offered to withdraw in favour of Mr E Ellis, feeling that it was only fair that Rhyl should be represented on the com- mittee by more than two members. Mr John Roberts objected to the old com- mittee being disturbed, with the result that they were re-elected. CONDOLENCE. Touching references were made to the death of the late Mrs Benjamin Hughes, wife of the Rev B Hugbes. one of the most regular attendants at the Workhouse- ACCEPTED. The Board accepted the invitations of the Denbigh and Rhyl May-Day Committees for the Workhouse children to attend the festivals. A VACANCY. The Visiting Committee were asked to take in hand the tilling of the vacant position of organist. ESTIMATES. The Clerk submitted the following estimates for the half-year :— Abergele Urban, £74; Abergele Rural, £1252; Bettws, £228; Bodelwyddan, £256; Bodfari, £122; Bylchau, £188; Cefn, £172 Cwm, £160; Denbigh, £1476; Tremeirchion, £204; Dyserth, £276; Henllan Urban, JE749 Llauddulas, £236; Llanefydd, £286; Llao- fair, £328; Llansannan, £286; Meliden, £152 Prestatyn, £622; Rhuddlan, £(;24; Rhyl, £3,440; St Asapb, £540; St Trefnant, £296; Waen, £92-total £12.912. The Clerk explained that more than half of the amount was for county rates. It was higher on account of the Education rate. There was no increase in the Union ex- penditure. The increase in the county demand was owing largely to the fact that they had to find the £900 by which the last Denbigh pre- cept exceeded the amount they were led to provide for. Twelve months ago the call was £12,324. flofl
Left the Court Grumbling. After a Charge of Cruelty." At the Rhyl County Court on Friday, before His Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd, Messrs E B Jones and Co, Rhyl, sued Mr Williams and his wife of Abergele Mr Joseph Lloyd was for Mrs Williams and explained that there had been a separa- tion between the parties after a charge of cruelty. It was the husband who was liable for the debt as it was during the time that they lived together that it was incurred Mr Williams claimed that his wife had some furniture which would cover the debt. Mr Joseph Lloyd teplied that that had been settled long ago, and the furniture belonged to the wife. The Judge made an order against Mr Williams for £6 i is sd and ordered him to pay ios per month. Defendant protested that he could not do so, but the Judge said he would have to try. and if he did not do so he would hear more about it from him. The husband left the court grumbling.
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Y Golofn Gymraeg. NEU, Y GOLOFN GYMYSG. Yr Hyn- a Welais ac a Glywais. Ychydig fisoedd yn ol, clywais i Sais ddyweyd mewn cyfarfod cyhoeddus fod y Cymry yn hawlio SHAKESPEARE fel Cymro. Yn ddiweddarach i hyny gwelsom fod un o'n prif Broffeswyr Cym reig yn dadleu fod hyn yn tfaith safadwy. Vr wythnos ddiweddaf, gwelsom eto fod y Parch E LI Jones yn haeru mai Cymro glan ydoedd OLIVER CROMWELL. Dywea y byddai yr hen benaeth enwog hwnw yn arfer llawnodi ei enw yn Oliver Williams, fel y ceir prawfion o hyny mewn cofnodion cyfreithiol hyd y dydd hwn. Beth ddywed y Saeson am hyn tybed ? Mor wir a bod bara mewn torth y mae y byrddau yn dechrcu troi o ochr y genedl a'r iaith Gymraeg. Yn y man ni bydd gan y Saeson fwy i ymffrostio ynddo n1'r hen Gymry oedd yn arfer paentio eu cyrph a phaent glas, a hwythau y pryd hyny yn arfer paentio eu hunain a phaent coch. Rhyfedd y fath berthynas sydd yn bod rhyngddom a'n gilydd wedi yr holl ym- ffrostio i gyd. Yn yr "Advertiser" yr wythnos o'r blaen gwelsom hanes am briodas ddydd- orol gymerodd le yn Rhuddlan rhwng y y par dedwydd, erbyn hyn, Mr a Mrs W Henry Johnson, manager y Parr's Bank, Rhyl. Cymro o waedoliaeth eto, oblegid dywedir mai o'r enw Jones y tardda yr enw Johnsm. Ond pa fodd bynag am hyny y mae gan GWAENYSGOR le i ymfalchio mai brodor oddiyno ydoedd tad Mrs Johnson. Bellach bydd genym ni yma achos i lawenychu ein bod yn meddu cyfran yn Parr's Bank y Rhyl ar gyfrif Mr Roberts. Y mae pawb yn yr ardal hon yn dymuno heddwch, dedwyddwch, a hir oes i'r ddeuddyn hyn. Clywsom unwaith yn rhagor fod gobaith i hen waith TALARGOCH i ail gychwyn ond y mae cymaint o siom- edigaethau wedi eu cael yn flaenorol fel y mae llawer yn cymeryd y newydd beth hwn mor ofalus a hen lane cyn addaw priodi, rhag codi ei arian o'r Bank. Ond dywed y Nhw y tro yma fod gwirionedd yn yr ystori, a gwyr pawb nad oes neb yn gwybod ond Y NHW. Felly gobeithiwn fod y Nhw yni-iglit y tro yma. Byddai yn fendith i'r wlad yn y cylchoedd hyn i hyny gymeryd lie, oherwydd y mae llaweroedd yn parhau i gwyno fod yr arian yn brin, a'r gwaith yn anhawdd i'w gael. Gallwn gredu fod y prisiau uchel a geir am y plwm a'r Blende yn gymhelliad cryf i gyfalwyr (Capitalists) i fuddsoddi eu harian yn yr hen fwnglawdd enwog. Gobeithiwn ein goreu. Yn un o newyddiaduron Llundain yr wythnos o'r blaen gwelsom yr hyn a gan- lyn:— WHERE BRAINS COME FROM." It is a curious thing that many of our greatest thinkers come not from the Met- ropolis but from the Provinces, Shakespeare from Stratford, Gladstone of Liverpool, Tennyson of Lincolnshire, Darwin of Shrewsbury are notable cases in point, the scientists Owen, Hooker and Tyndall, the, artists, Leighton and Millais, the historians Carlyle, Froude, Freeman and Lucky, the novelists, Dickens and George Elliott, all came from the provinces. It is true that London produced such names as Browning, Huxley, and Swinbourne, but statistics show on the whole that it is from the small villages and country towns that we get the majority of the intellects which rule the Empire and the thinking people. Bydd hyn yn gymhelliad i bobl ieuainc Cymru ymwroli er gosod nod o enwog- rwydd wrth eu henwau yn marchnad Byd yr Ytnwelydd. Clywsom i hen ffarmwr adrodd wrth un arall "BETIAF FY MYWYD nas gall unrhyw un yn y byd fforgio fy enw yn y Banc." Pa fodd hyny ?" ebai'r Ilall, 11 ai am fod y fath hynodrwydd yn' eich llawysgrifen ?' Nage, ffrynd, ond am nad oes genyf gymaint a cheiniog yn y Banc." Y mae miloedd eraill yn ein gwlad fel y cyfaill hwnw allant fetio yr un peth. Clywsom i ymgeisydd SENEDDOL gan dybio enill cymeradwyaeth y dorf, ddyweyd yn chwyddedig: Yr oeddwn yn y rhyfel ddiweddaf yn Neheudir Affrica, ac yn sefyll y tu ol i'r tan a'r pylor, a'r mag- nelau." Ond ar hyny gwaeddodd rhywun allan ;<Byddwch cystal a dyweyd pa sawl milltir y tu ol yr oeddych yn sefyll ?" Byddai yn eithaf gofyn yr un peth i lawer sydd yn proffesu ymladd dros y gweithwyr yn, ac allan o'r Senedd. Y mae lie i ofni fod llawer on cynrychiolwyr wedi arfer sefyll ddigon y tu ol i swn arfau cyfalaf a Ilafur. Ac nid rhyfedd fod llawer o'r bobl hyn yn dechreu cynrhyddio y dyddiau hyn, ac ymwthio i ffafr y dosparth weithiol pan y mae y frwydr yn dechreu troi o'u tu. H.H.
-)0(- The most inter,esting announcement in the world of journalism for siim-e time is the coming production next Tuesdlay of that well-known magazine, "Good Words," as a p-ennv paper. The reduction from sixpence to 'one penny is a very big drop, and s'hows great enterprise on t ehpatt of the publishers, when, in. additiori to giving a very darge pennyworth of reading matter, they are presenting each purchaser of Xo 1 with a charming plate printed in eleven colours, which is certainly worth six times the penny charged. ;\Ye anticipate a very big wel. come for "Noüd Words," for there are already signs of a very large dcirriand; and this is not sAirpifeing, considering the won-derful value offered. ¡Kia 1 of "Gtwd Wordswill tie on sale nest Tuesday, fuy 1st,
I On the Football Field Local Notes and Notions. [By "THE Chiel."] I THE COMBINATION". I Official Table up to Date:— Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Whitchurch. 24 ..15 5 4 ..74 ..29 ..34 Chester 24 ..15 6 3 ..69 ..22 ..34 Druids 28 ..14 9 c ,.C2 ..46 Glossop 27 ..14 9 4 ..49 ..37 ..32 TranmereR'vers26 ..12 7 7 .,37 ..34 ..31 Nantwich. 26 ..13 ..n 2 ..44 ..51 ..28 Crewe 26 ..12 ..11 3 ..48 ..40 ..27 Oswestry 25 ..12 ..12 1 ..58 ..49 ..25 Rhyl 27 ..10 ..14 3 ..61 ..63 ..23 Port Sunlight ..25 8 ..10 7 ..40 ..40 ..23 Chirk 28 8 ..12 8 ..47 ..63 ..22 Bangor 26 7 ..13 6 ..31 ..61 ..20 Broughton .21 9 ..10 2 ..34 ..50 ..20 Birkenhead .21 9 9 3 ..30 ..35 ..19 *Wigan .24 2 ..20 2 ..27 ..83 4 *Middlewich, who retired from this league in favour of Wigan Town, had two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. 000000 SATURDAY'S OCTMBINATION RESULTS. Druids 2 *Rhy, o OChirk 3 Chester 1 •Whitchurch 2 Port Sunlight. o Bangor 2 "Birkenhead I -Denotes Home Club. 000000 THE COMBINATION. FIXTURES FOR APRIL 28. Bangor v Birkenhead, at Bangor Whitchurch v Rhyl, at Whitchurch 0000on NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. Oiiicial Tables up to Date:- Division 1. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. I I Bangor Reserveii Q 1 1 ..37 ..12 -.19 Holybead.11 7 1 3 ..34 ..17 ..17 Colwyn Bay. 12 7 4 1 ..35 ..19 ..IS Portmadoc .12 5 4 3 ..17 ..20 ..13 Llandudno A ..11 3 6 2 ..18 ..26 8 Llanrwst 12 1 9 2 ..14 ..40 4 B.Festiniog.II 1 8 2 ..13 ..43 4 *Penmaenmawr having resigned the Leagu e, their record is expunged. 000000 LAST SATURDAY'S LEAGUE RESULTS eHolybead 6 Llandudno I "Bangor 4 Colwyn Bay o -Denotes Home Club. 000000 Division 2. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Rhyl Victoria I 1 8 1 2 ..29 ..13 ..18 Denbigh 12 5 3 4 ..22 ..17 ..14 fPrestatyn .u 6 2 3 ..22 ..15 ,.13 Rhyl Ch. Guildii 3 4 4 ..17 ..14 ,,10 Ruthin it 3 6 2 ..14 ..23 8 Llandudno Res. 12 3 7 2 ..22 ..31 8 Abergele U.12 2 7 3 ..15 ..31 7 fPrestatyn have 2 points deducted for playing an ineligible man. I 000000 LAST SATURDAY'S LEAGUE RESULT. -Ruthin 2 Prestatyn. 1 "Denotes Home Club. 000000 LAST LEAGUE MATCH. The Vies' are due at Ruthin on Satur- day to play off their last return League match. The following team will turn out: -Gall: R Ellis; backs, T W Ellis and J Williams halves, W Evans, J W Ellis and T Harrison forwards, J Hughes, E Roberts, Tellis Hughes, D W Jones and H Hughes. Mr T Robinson will officiate as linesman. The General Meeting in connection with the Vies' will take place on Monday night, at the Dudley Hotel, at ] 8 p m., to elect new officials for next season. 000000 BUCKLEY v PORTMADOC. (Welsh Amateur Cup-Replayed Final Tie) The re-play in the above competition took place at Welshpool, in boisterous weather before a good attendance. Evans kicked off against the wind. Portmadoc got going, and Lewis had to save from Vaughan, who sent in a splendid shot from long range. A free-kick put Portmadoc in a good position. From a cross pass by Davison, Evans forced a corner. Later on in the game Davison scored from a penalty for Buckley. Before the interval Vaughan equalised. The second half of the game favoured Buckley, who scored 2 more goals before the call ot time. Final result: Buckley, 3 goals Portmadoc, i. THE DRUIDS AT RHYL. This game brought the football season to a close at Rhyl as far as home fixtures are concerned, and the result was most disappointing from a Rhylites point of view, and the two points might be said to be a gift to the Ancient Britons. Though the visitors scored once in each half, the shots that did the trick ought never to have scored. T M Jones misjudged the first, and the same player was on the half- way line when the second came. Rhyl as a team played their antagonists to a stand- still, Vernon Jones, Ogilvy and H Lapin, were the pick. The feature of the game was the fine exhibition of goalkeeping by the Druids custodian-some of his saves being nothing short of marvellous, and to him to a great extent belongs the honour of having carried his team to victory. lo Only Earned 6d. a Day. 1 A Town Porter's Plea. L I A town porter was before the Judge at the Rhyl County Court on Friday, on a judgement summons, and in reply to the Judge as to why he did not pay what he owed, he said he did not earn much, some days he only received 6d and other days nothing at all. The Judge But there is a good time coming now you know. ] Defendant Yes, but I am talking now < of the hard times that have gone (Laughter.) The Judge quite so, but I have to deal I with the future. You must try and keep < up instalments during the good time. Rhyl Coach Bpiider Sued Concerning a Bill of Exchange. At the Rhyl County Court on Friday, Mr Gamlin referred to the case of Thomas Robert Williams, coach builder, Rhyl versus Robert Foulkes, carriage proprietor, Colwyn Bay. He said the defendant was sued on a bill of exchange, but he (Mr Gamlin) had only a few days before received the papers and found that defendant had a counter- claim for C8 i is 6d it being alleged that plaintiff had not carried out work for which he had claimed and in respect of which defendant gave a bill of exchange Plaintiff had repaired a landau but declined to let defendant have it unless he gave a months bill for £ 25. It was sometime afterwards that defendant was informed by an expert that the work charged for had not been executed and he naturally declined to pay. He asked that he should be allowed to put in counter claim although he was not able to give the proper notice. Mr Neville Williams for plaintiff strongly opposed the application and said it was only an attempt to get the bill renewed whereas plaintiff had already renewed it once. He submitted thatt plaintiff was entitled to judgement on the bill. His Honour said that was so but he did not see why he should not enter judgement for plaintiff, by staying execution so that a cross action might be brought. Mr Neville Williams asked that the money be paid into court. His Honour: Do you question the ability of defendant to' meet the claim ? Mr Neville Williams Well, the bill has had to be renewed. If he had the money why did he not pay it instead of renewing it ? His Honour You are only on one side of the case, and I am on both. I have to ict fairly between you I shall give judgement with costs and execution the matter stand over till next court. II01! THE RETORT CAUSTIC. Cy Sulloway, the tail New Hampshire Con- gress.man, was visiting a friend who was making extensive improvements -on his estate in Dovery when the following incident occurred: There was a scarcity of sand and loam, which wus ueeded to fill in an excavation, and his host asked the Congre^srran "What shall I use to fill that hole?" "Oh, if you haven't the dirt, fill in with some of these diggers, and cover them deep," an- swered Cy- Yis," spoke up one of the diggers, "aJl begorra, nixt election time ye'U be 'round dig- gin' us up.Bostoil lie raid. WISE WORDS OF JOSH WISE Whut's th' use uv usin' a isteam i,nmea t' drive a carpet tack?" A wise man changes his mind once in a while, but a fool is liable t' change it ev'ry minute. Red aud blue ribbons never hid grey hairs. A man with i-oor foresight ain't goin' t' have; any too good hindsight. REAL CAUSE FOR WORRY. Yes. I am concerned about myself. You see, of late I have got into the habit, if one may term it, of talking in my sleep," said the man who had been waiting to see the doctor. "Ah. yes!" said the doctor. "And you want to stop it in some way? Really, it is not a cause for worry. I should give it 110 attention if I were you." "But it bothers me a great deal." Tut, tut. You needn't feel any alarm oveu talking in your sleep." "But I am afraid my wife listens in her sleep. -Sti-ay Stories. THE HEN. Alas! my child, where is the pen That can do justice to the hen? Like loyalty, she goes her way, Laying foundations every day. Though not for public buildings, yet For custard, cake, and omelet, Or, if too old for such a use, They have their fling at some abuse* As when to censure plays unfit j Upon the stage they make a hit; '1 Or at elections seal the fate Of an obnoxious candidate. No wonder, child, we prize the hen; Whose egg is mightier than the pen. ■—The GuilderM POOR MAX. Mrs. Lectoor: "Do you know that you talk irr your sleep?" Lectoor: "Well, it's the only, chance I get." CAUSE FOR ALARM. The late Dr. Boardman, of Philadelphia, used to relate this on himself: "I preached a funeral sermon at one time, and spoke on the resurrec- tion. I am sure I spoke longer than was my, custom. The undertaker was a man of nervous tem- perament, and as the afternoon was going he be- gan to be anxious to be on the way to the ceme- tery. He finally whispered to one of the mem- bers Does your minister always preach as long as that at a funeral?" Well,' said the brother, 'that is a good ser- mon.' Yes.' said the undertaker. the sermon is all right, and I believe in the resurrection, but I'm afraid if he does not stop pretty soon I will not get this man buried in time.' "-Philadclphiis Ledger. HAIR RAISING. Husband: "I feel in the mood for reading! something sensational and startling—something that will fairly make my hair stand on end." Wife: Well, here is my last dresamaker'g bill."— Washington Life. WORLDLY THOUGHTS. Really to enter into tho fulness of To-morrow,, one must use the key of Yesterday. The milk of human kindness is never morq diluted than when gossips are at the pump.. The worm is not to be blamed for turning, especially when a girl tries to bait a hook with "Fir;.t, thoughts are best," says Conscience., "Last thoughts are best," says Prudence. Both are right. The source of cynicism is eithcr_ the liver Or the heart, according as the cynic is a he or n the. It mav take two to make a quarrel, but many a. row has been begun solely because one "friend" played "promoter." Modern progress can accomplish most things, but it never will be able to substitute an eleva- tor for the ladder of fame.—LippincotVs Mago- zinc. HARD LUCK. W prominent Brooklyn ite was cautiously walk- ing along Fulton-street trying to prevent himself from slipping on the snow-covered sidewalks. He stepped on the snow that was on some brass lettering on the sidewalk. He lost his balance and fell. That's what I get for trying to prevent my- self from falling," he ejaculated in angry tones. If I hadn't been so careful I suppose I would never have slipped. Cuss the luck anyway/' be concluded, as he brushed the now off hia clothes, meanwhile cursing like a pirate. Ho had walked only a few more yards when he slipped and fell again. 41 What do you think of that? lie said. I can't stand on my feet. Why on earth didn t I wait until I fell this time and then curse enough lor both falls?"