RESCUED FROM A BURNING SHIP. The British ship Centaur, from San Fran. cisco, arrived at Queenstown on the 2:2ndinst., and landed the chief officer and eight seamen of the Norwegian iron ship Fjeld, which was burned in the Facilic on February 28, while on the passage from Grimsby to Santiago. The cargo of coal took tire, and after it had been burning for four days the crew of 2G hands abandoned her 111 three boats. It was not until March 21, in lat. 8.47 S., long. 115.40 W., that they sighted the Centaur, having suffered much during the 21 days tbey were in tbe boats. The Centaur, having 50 men on board, found the ShIP s stores running out, and on May 1.4 transferred four men to the German barque Marco Polo. On May 28 she transferred Captain Neilson and eight men to the British barque Ringhorn, and on JuiieW five men to the Danish barque Hertha.
RHYL COUNTY COURT. I FRm. Y.- Before his Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd and Oliver George, Esq., Registrar. AN OBJECTIOEABLE SON. Mr F. J. Gamlin made an application on behalf of Mrs Isabella Bates, of the Mostyn Hotel, for an injunction to restrain her son, Joseph Bates, from trespassing on her premises, the Mostyn Hotel, pending the hearing of the action in which the parties were concerned. He said that Bates had been living on the pre- mises for the last two years he was living simply upon his mother, to whom he was a I burden. She could resort if she liked to the magistrates' court and summon her son for I being quarrelsome and refusing to quit licensed premises. But she did not like to adopt that extreme course. He put in affidavit which set forth the facts of the case. The Judge I see she swears in the affidavit that the conduct of her son is such as to en- da nger her business. Mr Gamlin The facts are well known in the town. The Judge I am afraid I cannot take that into account. Mr A!un Lloyd I did not know of the con- tents of the affidavit until through the courtesy of my friend it was shown to nit now. But I do not mind the order being made. When will it be olierative ? The Judge: To-day. SFCXJUEL TO THE PRESTATYN DRAINAGE SCHEME. John Murphy claimed of Michael Cuddy the sum of £ 19 10s balance of a contract of X20 for raising certain iron sewer pipes at Pres- ,ttyii.Ilr Alun Lloyd was for the plaintiff t! and Mr F J. Gamlin for the defendant. The case for the plaintiff was concluded at the last court, and defendant was now exam- ined. He said he had agreed to pay the defendant S20 for raising thirty pipes. Each pipe would weigh about lOcwt., and with the sand and soil llcwt. The total weight delivered to him was 12ton. l!)cwt. -2qrs., instead of 15ton, 15cwt., making a difference of two tons eight hundredweight. Cross-examined by Alun Lloyd Were you thrashed by your glazier for not paying him last night? C, Defendant: Ts o it would take a better man than either him or you to thrash me. The Judge: 1 cannot allow that. Defendant: Why is he then allowed to draw me out in that way ] Mr Lloyd: Do you know Mr Hughes, the surveyor. Defendant Yes. Mr Lloyd Do you like him ? Defendant: No, I don't care much about him (laughter). I Mr Lloyd Is that why you employed him 1 Defendant I thought he was a straighttor- ward man until I found him out. Mr Lloyd Did you employ Mr Hughes, the surveyor, in regard to this particular contract of Cuddy's ? Defendant It was he who did it I didn t employ him. In the course of the further hearing of the case Mr Alun Lloyd created considerable amusement by remarking that the St. Asaph Rural Sanitary Authority after spending a large sum of money on the outfall at Prestatyn abandoned that scheme, which cost 93000, and sold the pipes to Cuddy for a ten pound note. Mr John Hammond one of the witnesses for the defendant, who was clerk of the works, said the scheme was not abandoned because it was a failure, but because they had not sufficient money to complete it. His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff for the full amount claimed. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES FOR ASSAULT AGAINST A RHUDDLAN HOTEL KEEPER. John Jones, Butcher, Rhuddlan, claimed of Peter Edwards, of the New Inn, Rhuddlan, the sum of £50 damages for an assault commit- ted upon him on Christmas day. Mr Madden, barrister, Liverpool, instructed by Mr Bromley, Rhyl, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Alun Lloyd defended. The following jury was empanelled to hear the case:—Messrs R. J. Wiiliains (saddler), Edward Amos, Robert Jones, and Jesse Beach. Mr Madden having detailed the circumstan- ces of the case, called the plaintitf, who said that on Christmas Day after returning from Rhyl he sect his little boy to the defendant's house with a bottle to fetch a pint of beer. The boy returned and said the defendant would not supply the beer without the money. The plaintiff at once wem to the New Inn and told defendant's daughter that she ought to have given the beer, as there was an account due to him from the defendant. The defendant there- upon put what was owing in the plaintiff's pocket, and Miss Edwards ordered the plain- titr out of the house, saying that he had in- sulted her. She pushed him several times backwards and forwards, und would not allow him to go out quietly. Afterwards the defen- dant came up and got hold of the witness and trinned him. He held in his hand a bottle, and be fell upon this and cut his hand so badly that he lost three quarts of blood. It was wi. b difficulty he got home, and he lost blood all the way there. Arriving home he fainted, and Dr. Lloyd, of St. Asaph, was sent for. He attended to him for about six weeks, for three weeks of which he was confined continuously to his bed. During this time he was unable to attend to his business as a butcher, which suffered cou siderably in consequence. Cross-examined by Mr A'un Lloyd He ad. mitted that he had been imprisoned for six weeks in connection with the theft of game from Mr Ralli. He had nothing to do with the stealing of them the game was brought to his house. He denied having been so drunk on one occasion that he had overslept himself and was carried beyond his destination. He wanted to go to St. Asaph that night on busi- ness. He denied that he had prided himself on being the father of a child last Christmas, and that he was in distress in consequence. He was not in trouble over the cLild which the daughter of a sweep had given birth to. People had talked about him in connection with the matter, but it was not true. He had threatened that if these people repeated the slander he should prosecute them. Miss Edwards had pushed the witness before Mr Edwards got hold of him. He did not know how many times she pushed him he did not think she knew herself. He thought she must have pushed him live or six times. He was at the kitchen at this time He told her that she need not push him, that he would go out quietly. lie did not fall on the bottle as he was going through the kitchen door he never fell until Edwards pushed him. The only reason Miss Edwards gave for pushing him, was because she said he had insulted her. He did not push Miss Edwards towards the lire; he wa nearer the door than to the fire. He was not particularly thirsty that night, and on y wanted some beer for supper for the family. He denied that his wife had begged on the little boy not to go to fetch the beer, but to come back and say that they had refused to supply him- The boy came back and told him that they had sent him for the money, and he returned with another of his boys, takiug the bottle with him to know what Mr Edwards meant. P.C. McWalter was called and said he saw the plaintiff on the night in question. He was perfectly sober. Reece Jones said he was at Rhyl last Christ- mas Day. He left the White Lion Hotel about 8 o'clock,and when near the railway bndgeJohn Jones got into the carriage. They all went to Rhuddlan together, and called at the Black Inn. He saw John Jones get one glass of beer. He was quite sober. John Williams, fishmonger, said he was in the Black in on the night in question. He saw John Jones there be had one glass of beer. Jones was perfectly sober. Cross-examined: Witness had been to church that evening. He swore that there was a ser- vice, conducted by Mr Vaughan, the vicar. The service commenced at half-past six. Pre- vious to going to the Black Inn he had a glass of beer in the New Inn. Mr Jones, Hendre, was there at the same time. John David Jones said he remembered his father coming home on Chris mas night After his brother came home saying that Mr Edwards l would not suuply the beer, witness accompanied his father to the New lun. They went in through the bar, where they saw Miss Edwards and Mr Jones, Hendre. Miss Edwards went to the kitchen and his father followed. Miss Edwards asked her father whether he owed plaintiff any money, and he replied that he did, and he put 2s Id in the plaintiff's pocket. As plaintiff was leaving the kitchen to go into the lobby Miss Edwards began to push him. His father hd done nothing to her, but Miss Ed- wards complained that he had insulted her. While Miss Edwa, ds was pushing the plaintiff Mr Peter Edwards came up and tripped the plaintiff. Defendant put his foot before plain- tiff's leg, and pushed him over. Plaintiff fell down, and while be was trying to get up de- fendant pushed him again. Mary Ellis, formerly a waitress at the New Inn, deposed to seeing the assault committed, and corroborated the description of it given by the plaintiff and his son. John Jones was quite sober, and was quite willing to go out quietly, but they would not give him time. No other person could have seen wh-t took place beside the witness, plaintiffs son, Mr Peter Edwards, and Miss Edwards. I Dr Henry Lloyd, Rt. Asaph, said that on Christmas night plaintiff's wife and son called upon him to attend plaintiff, whom they said was bleeding very much. On arriving at the house he found the plaintiff sitting on a chair by the lire, attended by Mrs Ann Jonee, Tai Cocbion. He thought he was under the influ- ence of drink, and he passed that remark to Mrs Jones. She explained that he bad been very weak and faint, that he had been very bad while they were sending tor the doctor, and that she had given him a lot of brandy. Witness told her she had done quite right. He examined plaintiffs arm which were covered with linen bandages saturated with blood There was also considerable blood about the floor, and it was quite clear that plaintiff had lost a great quantity of blood. lie found a clean cut through the skin and muscular fibre, and also the tendeus; the main artery had also been cut. The wound was about three inches in length and very deep. The wound was still bleeding fast. As plaintiff was very obstroporous they had to send for four men to hold him down whiie they stitched the wound. When wit- ness left, Jones was in a very bad way. He was very exhausted, and his life was in danger for the next three or four days, and he was very ill for the whole of the first week. He paid his patient 14 visits, and when he began to get better plaintiff called to see him. From the day of the accident to the 23rd of January, he was totaliy in- capacitated from following his business, and even now he had not recovered the proper use of his arm. His bill foi attending him was X8 15s. Cross-examined When he first saw John Jones, he should say certainly he was drunk. Re examined The drunkenness would be caused by the quantity of brandy he had taken while in an exhausted condition. P.C. Robert Parry deposed to tracing blood marks all the way from the New Inn to plaintiff's house. Cross-examined How long have you been in the force Parry? Witness: rlwenty-four years. Mr Lloyd: You entered as a private con- stable 1 Witness: Yes. Mr Lloyd: And you are a private con- stable still ? Witness: Yes, (laughter). Mr Madden: Well, what of that? Mr Lloyd commenced as a solicitor, and is a solicitor still (laughter). You hope to get promoted, don't you, Parry ? Witness: I don't want to be promoted (laughter). Mr Lloyd He has had an Irishman's rise. Mr Madden here intimated that he had a number of further witnesses to call, and that there was no possibility of finishing that day. The case was accordingly at this stage ad- journed to the next Rhyl court in September. ♦
A I A ROMANCE. At the North London Police Court, William Davis, a clerk, of Graham Road, Hackney, was charged with threatening to commit suicide by taking poison. The police handed in a letter found upon the prisoner, in which lie threatened to destroy himself because his mother objected to a love affair lie had on hand. His mother a widow, told Mr. Paul Taylor that her son showed her a bottle of oxalic acid, and said it was to kill an old torn cat or somebody else." Mr. Paul Taylor Is there any torn cat. that is troublesome ? Wit- ness: No, sir. Mr. Paul Taylor: How old is this lad ? The Mother Seventeen years. Mr. Paul Taylor: Is the young lady mentioned in this letter the young lady to whom he is en- gaged ? The Mother: She is a married woman. A Constable She is in court. Mr. Paul Taylor Do yon object to your son being in lier company? The Mother: Certainly! Most certainly The prisoner's uncle desired to say something about," the boy,"but Mr.Paul Taylor said he had made np his mind to remand the prisoner to gaol for a week. The prisoner was removed with tears in his eyes, but the lady indicated appeared entirely unmoved.
A WIFE'S STRATAGEM. A respectably-dressed woman complained to Mr. Lane at the West London Police-court that her husband had broken open her box, while she was away from home at work, and stolon her money, going off to Brighton for a week. She stated that her husband said what belonged toheralsobelonged to him. Mr. Lane He is wrong the law in our days is not so foolish. The magistrate, ascertaining that the husband was living with the wife, said he was afraid he could not take criminal proceed- ings against him. She could take civil pro- ceedings, but lie supposed her husband had not any means of his own. The wife said lie had not, as he spent all the money he earned in drink. She wanted to stop him from taking her money and the children's things. She suggested that she should allow the rent to go in arrears for the landlord to dis- train upon the home, and inquired if she went into furnished lodgings with her children whether her husband could follow her. Mr. Lane seemed amused at the suggestion, and remarked that it was a clever idea. If the applicant was willing to accept the sacrifice and go into furnished apartmenst, lie wouH do all he could to protect her from her husband's annoyance. __n_-
CROFTER SETTLEMENTS IN CANADA, The Commissioners appointed for the pur-1 pose of carrying out a scheme of colonisation in the Dominion of Canada, of crofters and cottars from the Western Highlands and the islands of Scotland, and from the congested districts of Ireland, have just issued a report to the ellect that while the settlements have not prospered to the extent that was expected, and was quite possible, had the settlers availed themselves of the opportunities afforded to them, they ought both to be, and so far as the Board is concerned, are, self-supporting, although much hampered by the obligations that have been incurred. If the settlers at Killarney could find some means of disposing of their indebtedness other than that to the board they should be in as good a position, to say the least, as any other farmers in the country but it cannot be said that the ex- penditure of any further Imperial funds on the settlement would be justified. In considering the position of the settlements, the general agricultural depro.-sion must, however, be re- membered. The details of the scheme, arranged before the eonstiI ution of the board, have been found to be fairly satisfactory, but I are believed to be capable of amendment, both in the interests of the crofters and of the board and the experience that has been ob- tained will prove to be most valuable in con- nection with any further experiments of the kind.
Jabez Balfour, considering the prolonged confinement to l is ecll, continues to enjoy fairly good health, and apparently takes con- siderable interest in the elections, news of which he obtains from certain daily news- papers selected by the prison authorities. He continues to receive visits from Miss Free- man. At a meeting °f the Metropolitan Asylums Board, on ..a turd ay, the clerk reported that the number of patients in their fever hospitals during the two weeks ended Thursday last was 3,004, against 2,808 in the previous fortnight, In the smallpox hospitals the number of patients was 8w, against 36 iu the preceding fortnight.
RRTL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SPECIAL MEEFING. A special meeting of the Rhyl Urbm District Council was held at the Council Room, Cl" yd Street on Thursday week. Theri were present Captain E. W. Keatinge (chairman), Mr Abel Jones (vice- chairman), I)r. Girdlestone, 5»Iessra. D. Griffiths, Daniel Evans, J. Baylies, J. Friinston, J. Williams (Alexandra), Jos. Williams (Gas), J. H. Ellis, R. Jolley, Robert Jones, and S. l'erks, with the clerk (Mr Arthur Rowlands). THE TRAMWAY QUESTION. Mr Chadwell of Blackburn was present +o explain his tramway scheme. Beforo lie was called into the room, Mr J. H Ellis, said he had made in- quiries from people who had seen this system of tramways fit work, and they said that the smell and odour emitted was very unpleasant. Dr. Girdlestone thought that was hardly possible. Mr J. Frimston baid that Mr Baldwin Lath;im had spoken very favourably of them they were at Croydon. Mr Cbadwell was then called in and in answer to a series (f questions said the gas traction system of tramway was now working at Croydon. There was no possibility of any smell, the system of g is being the same as that used to light a railway carriago. They generally used local gas. He would be pre- pared to give tin undertaking to the Council to work the cars all the year rourd The Council would have a voice in regulating the faros, which general- ly were at the rate of one penny per mile. The Chairman said in the evuut no faro within the district of Rhyl would be more than twopence. Mr Chadwell further explained that the cars were worked by a Cros-lind g.is engine. Mr J l,l!ey aid the Cropland engines were sup- p.'sed to be perfectly quiet. He was sleipitig at Southport above one ot these engines and tie never si pt. all nivht. The Vice-Chairman: The election had disturbed your mind (I sughter.) The Chairman su^ge^ted that Mr Chadwell be invited to milk) a survey, but that the binding con- sent of the Council be deferred until the Council was satisfied as tu ihe details of the scheme Mr Chadwell said he was quite prepared to do tint, but would like an understanding that after be had gone to a certain extent the Council would not reject the scheme afterwards. Dr. Girdlestone said he was in one of the cirs in France and never eat in anything moro comfortable. In answer to Mr Jos. Williams (gas), Mr Chad- wall said there was absolutely no danger of an ex plosiou. Iu the event of it proving a financial failure they should have to work the line on some other and less costly system. The Clerk said the Act provided for a certain pro- cedure in the event of the insolvency of the promoters. Mr Chadwell said they were now putting 20 cars down for Blackpool. Each car would hold 40- 24 inside and 16 outside. Dr Girdlestone proposed, and Mr R. Jolley seconded that Mr Chadwell bo invited to submit his whole scheme, the Council having the right to determine the dne of route. Mr S. l'erks thought they should firt come to a decision as to the desirability or otherwise of I iyiner a line of tramways for Rhyl. Mr J. U. Ellis then moved that the Council approve of the principle the laying1 a line of tram- ways in Rhyl subj ct to the route being determined by the Council. Dr. Girdlestone seconded. Mr Jos. Williams (gas), said the principle was a very important one, and he thcught they ought not to adopt it, without consulting the ratepayers gen- erally. He had no hesitation in expressing his candid opinion that the scheme would be a failure. The traffic in Rhyl duriug the winter would be comparatively nil, and it would damage the reputa- tion of Rhyl considerably if such a scheme was re- ported to be a failure. As an amendment he moved that a public meeting of ratepayers be called to express their opinion on the subject. Mr S. Perks seconded. Mr J. H. Ellis said he had no objection to a public meeting. But some time ago he asked Mr Williams to support an amendment which he pro- posed to call a public meeting on another subject. But Mr Williams refused saying he had no belief in public meetings. Mr Jos. Williams said that on the contrary he challenged Mr Ellis to a public meeting on the sub- ject which be referred to. He ha I every confidence in the opinion of a meeting of ratepayers and owners of property. The Chairman: But are we not here by their vote. Mr Jos. Williams (gas): Yea, und so we were when we took their opinion on the question of buy- ing the gas and water works. Mr Daniel Evans said he should certainly not like to see the tram-ray go through certain business streets as it would damage the trade of several of the shop keepers. On a division Mr Joseph Williams' amendment was carried by eight votes to four. THE NEW MAIN. Mr Storr, the Town Clerk reported, bad written to say that he would be pleased to give a report as to the necessity of a new main from Glascood to Rhyl, and look over the estimates and plans pre- pared by the Resident Engineer, at u fee to include all travelling expenses excepting cir hire from Rhyl of £14 14s. With regard to the reservoir works he would be prepared to do the usual parliamen- tary and engineering work at a charge of X4 4s per day of seven hours, and to superintend the con- struction of the work at the usual commission of five per cent. Mr Perks proposed that Mr Storr's terms be ac- cepted, provided he would undertake not to claim any commission on the laying of the mains. Mr Bayliss seconded, and it was carried. Mr Perks said ho bad been a strong opponent of Mr Deacon from the very first. But he hoped that every member of the Council would read Mr Dea- con's report, which was one of the best things that Mr JJeacon had done since he was in their employ. He seemed to have taken a great deal of pains in preparing that report, and ho thought the members should seriously consider it in conjunction with the able report submitted by their manager, Mr H dl. THE REMOVAL OF OLD DRAINAGE PIPES. The Joint Committee reported having received a report from the Town Surveyor with reference to the removal of old drainage pipes. After discussion it was proposed by Mr Perks, seconded by Captain Kcatinge, "That the committee are of opinion that Mr Hughes' report as to the misappropriation of drainage pipes clearly shews that he has been guilty of neglect of the property of the District Council, and under the circumstances it is undesirable to continue Mr Hughes' services as Surveyor." An amendment was proposed by Mr J. H. Ellis, and seconded by Mr Jolley, "That the members of this committee having heard the report of Mr Hughes with reference to the disposal of the drain- age pipes, consider his explanation most unsatis- factory, and desire to express their deep iudigua- tion and censure at the conduct of Mr Hughes in this matter. They further recommend that three months' notice be given him to terminate his en. gagement with a view to the re-arrangement of the offices of Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances." This was carried by nine votes to three. The Vice-Chairman formally moved tho adoption of the committee's recommendation, remarking that he did not consider it n9cessary go into any details as the matter bad been well discussed in committee.' Mr Robert Jones seconded the adoption of the minutes. Mr Perks explained that ho bad felt it his bounden duty to movo the resolution which he did at the committee. The history of these pipes was a long one, though lie did not think any useful purpose would be served by going into any details as to tho misappropriation of the pipes. It was evident from the resolution that the committee Were But satisfied with what had been done in the matter, and the people who had had the pipes with one exception had paid for them. Thus it was clear that they must have felt in their own minds that they were not ju-tified in retaining them. He did not impute any improper motives either to the people who had the pipes or to the Surveyor. But it was patent that the Council must hold someone responsible for what had taken place, and they could come to no other conclusion than that the Surveyor had been guilty of great negligence, and that he had not a proper system of protecting the property of the ratepayers from being taken away in an indis- criminate manner. It they allowed such a derelic- tion of duty to pass unnoticed he did not think that they as a council would be performing their duty to the ratepayers. He bad not voted for Mr Ellis' resolution at the committee because there was a want of definiteness about it. By the terms of the resolution they did not know what was going to take place at the end of three months. He would do his duty come what may, and as an amendment to the recommendation of the committee, he would again propose his original resolution. Dr. Girdlestone seconded. Mr J. H. Ellis said that as the mover of the amendment he must of course support it. There had been many complaints agaiust Mr Hughes, but far sentimental reasons they hud not taken any de- cisive action. This town wanted a in in who would look after the small things as well as the great, and it was the small thiLgs that contributed very much in favour of corruption. They heard of large towns like Salford how these things commenced in a very email way, and ended in a serious loss. Unless they faced this defect in their system at onco it might lead to greater things. He did not feel in- clined to blame the surveyor so much as his subordinates. But Mr Hughes disarmed him there by saying he would tako all the responsibility on his own shoulders. They bad therefore no alter- native but to put the blame upon him. As he had said before he had great hesitation in moving that amendment, but he did so at the suggestion and with the assistance of several members of the Council. The resolu ion was so worded that it left the Council, at the expiration of three mouths to appoint him inspector of nuisances if they thought desirable, so as not to altogether dismiss him from their service. It would be ungrateful on their part to give him the kick out entirely, having regard to to tho length of his services. Mr Joseph Williams pas), said he could not support Mr Peris' amendment: it was carrying the thing to extreme. Ho did not thiuk anyone, if tbey had a servant of their own, would dismiss him without first of all reprimanding him and giving him another chance. Of course if the offence was repeated he ought to be dismissed. He failed him. self to see that Mr Hughes was really responsible for what had taken place. If he were convinced that the fault, and the whole fault lay upon the shoulders of Mr Hughes, things would very much alter in bis mind. But having read the surveyor's report, and heard what had been said, he failed to find that Mr Hughes did take the responsibility. Air Hughes told them plainly that be did give permission for a certain number of pipes to be taken away, and as to the others that had been removed, he believed that the people who liad taken them had acknowledged that they had done so without receiving any perinis-iou from Mr Hughes. The foreman had actually gone to different parts of tli" town and given permission, and ho allowed the pipes to bo taken away uutil the surveyor ono day saw a cart full of pipes lio made inquiries, and this was the result ot it. if he was sttisfie.i in his own mini that it was the direct, fault of the surveyor lie would alter his miu 1. He denied the st itemmt •of Mr r liis that Mr Hughes had taken the whole of the responsibility upon himself, as it had been proved that whatever had been done, bad been done without his knowledge aud consent. To dismiss a man, aud t> blot his character for a thing of this kind was to his mind something more than a hardship. There was uo man ou earth, or any body of men, who would engage Mr Hughes after ho had beeu dis- missed in this way. At tho same time he agreed that some punishment should be inflicted on Mr Hughes, and that the case would bo met by im- posing a fine. Mr J H. Eliis You have no power to flue him. Mr Joseph Williams thought they had. lie altin asserted thyt ML1 Hughes had not taken upon himself the respondbilties for the whole of the pipes. He only gave permission to remove the dirty aud usoless pipes which would have been a nuisance if left iu tho town. Dr Girdlestone If this was the first time that Mr Hughes had been guilty of doing auj thing wrang it would be a different matter. Mr R. Jolley was surprised to belr that remark from Dr Girdlestoue. The only ch irgo which the surveyor was asked to reply to was that in rogard to the pipes. They had nothing to do with what ho had done five, ten or fifteen years ago. There- fore whatever punishment was meted out to him should only be such as the nature of tho particular charge deserved. But they were going to punish him for something he vad done before the Council came into existence. Mr Daniel Evans said he was against tho com- mit/toe's recommendation at tho cjmmittee. He considered that whatever Mr Hughes' faults bad been in the past,, ihey had been condoned when tbey reappointed him to the office twelve months ago. Surely they were not going to punish him for what happened before then When he heard a magistrate speaking of what had occuied years ago he was simply as-touished. Dr Girdlestono: I objeit to a personal renrark of that kiud. Mr Daniel Evans said he had no intention of being peisonal aud he at once apologised. What- ever Air Hughes' fault had been in this case bo had taken upon himself the whole responsibility as any honourable man would have done. In any event the punishmeut they proposed to inflict upon him was much too drastic and severe, and he would vote against the amendment, and move another amendment at the proper time. The Vice-chairman was very sorry that he was chairman of this committee, and had to tike charge of a duty so unpleasant. The surveyor and himself were old friends; they had been boys to- gether, and it was very painful indeed to him to have to support the recominendatioa of the com- mittee. But aa an honest ard straightforward man be must do his duty and forgot his own feelings. He was much surprised to hear Mr Joseph Williams say that the surveyor h id not taken upon bimself the responsibility of this matier and that he only gave permission to tako away a few useless and dirty pipes. Why ho actually wrote a letter on a Sunday, giving permits on to remove more pipes. The sub-committee would bear him out wheu he said they discovered from a hundred and sixty to two hundred pipes hidden in the hay. These were not old pipes, but good solid pipes, which had been given to a man who lived a long distance out of the town, and who did not contribute anything to the I rates. The worst part of jit was that Mr Hughes bad put them out of court by admitting that ho had given permission, and therefore they would not be ab e to rocover the cost of these pipes. He com- pluiued that Mr Hughes had mislel the committee by trying to excuse and justify himself in the way he had. Mr Perks' amendment was then voted upon, and rejected by seven votes to three. Mr Daniel Evans, as a further amendment to the recommendation of the committee, moved that all that portion of it after the word "matter" be eli- minated. He said he did not justify Mr Hughes' conduct in the slightest degree. He had no doubt been very negligent, aud ufortunately this was not the only time that Mr Hughes had shewn an in- capacity to manage a number of working men. But he considered the present offence such that a severe cmure wouk be quite sufficient without going to the extent of giving him three months' notice. Mr Joseph Williams (Alexandra), seconded the amoudinent. Mr Robert Jones thought the punishment of dismissal too severe. They had censured Mr Hughes time after time for neglecting his duty, and he did not. seem to get any the better for it. Whilo in the room ho was full of promise not to err again, but as soon as he got out he would say, Thank goodness this is over," and stark in t,}J0 groove again. He thought if they dealt with his pocket he would perhaps take the thing mora seriously to heart. They had not u leg to rtand upon in regard to the pipes at Gwybr FaWr, because Mr Owen Williams could produce the letter shewing that per- mission was given him to take them. He thought Mr Hughes ought to be surcharged the value of these pipos. They had a perfect right to hold him re- sponsible for the loss, and bo m jved an addition to Mr Daniel Evans' amendment, that Mr Hughes be surcharged the sum of X;5 for the loss suataiuad by his neglect with regard to the pipes. Mr Daniel Evans accepted the addition. Mr R. Jolley said his idea was to propose an amendment to the committee's recommendation to the effect that Mr Hughes have three months' notice to terminate his engagement unless he agreed to a reduction of salary ot £5.. Mr Joseph Williams (Gas), said he was satisfied that f5 would more than cover the actual value of the pipes. 1\6- C U"_1_ .1 :i. _i. 11 lUa I _i.1- 1L iuL I.CXR.15 millu iuutl iiu uu wiLii me exception of Mr Joseph Williams (Gas) seemed to be satisfied that Mr Hughes was responsible in some way or another fur the misappropriation of the pipes. lie was bound to say, considering that some hundreds of these pipes had been allowed to bo removed, the Surveyor was primarily respon- sible for their removal. It was really trifling with suuh a serious matter if they eliminated everything from the recommendation as proposed by Mr Evans. Dr. Girdlestone maintained that there had been gross neglect. The Chairman said that as ratepayers, as well as Councillors, they had a right to know how their money was being spent. lIe was sorry to say that he received the other day from the Rhyl District Council a demand for rates to the amount of £ 30. There his interest commenced. He begau to feel that his money was being wasted, and he was not going to he a party to sit in that room to see that waste being continued, 'ihey knew that the system at work in the Surveyor's department was a tho- rough failure. They met in the streets and con- flabbed together about it, saying how wretchedly it was managed and what a waste of money and time was goiug on. Ai:d yet when they came to the room knowing all these facts, they actually seriously discussed this particular matter as being the Bar. veyor's first offence. He should not be a party to it. He was not afraid of Robert Hughes, neither had he any auimus towards him. He should certainly support the jecommendation to dismiss him as Surveyor. He would rather pay him a pen- sion of £50 a year than lose Y,3.50 a year through maladministration. At this point a letter was read from Mr Hughes expressing surprise that the committee should paes a recommendation without first giving him an op- portunity of defending himself. He reiterated the statement in his report that he accepted only the responsibility of giving permissiou for the re- moval of those pipes, which would bo likely to prove a nuisance and a source of danger to public health if left wil hin the district. Mr Perks said the statement of Mr Hughes that he had not the opportunity of defending himself was not true. The committee ae.tid on his own report. A vote was then taken, when there voted for Mr Daniel Evans' amerdmont Messrs John Bayliss, Daniel Evans, Joseph Williams (Gas), Joseph A. Williams, Robert Jolley, q.iid Robert Jones -6. AgaiDst: Dr. Girdlestone, Capt. Koitinge, Messrs S. Perks, D. Griffiths, J. H. Ellis, and Abel Jones --6. The Chairman gave his casting voto against the amendment. Mr Jolley theu desired to move another amend- meut, that uule.«s Mr Hushes agrees to a reduction of X.5 in his wages he be given three months' notico. The Chairman said that w IB no amendment. The Vice Chairman in answer to the Surveyor's letter desired to say that the committee had given him every fair play. They sat for hours and hours. I He was very sorry that things had takn the course] they had. But there was one comfort. All admit- ] ted that the Surveyor was to blame, and everyone ( had voted for a resolution which stated he had neglected his duty. j; The recommendation of the committee was then put to tho meeting, and carried by 7 votes to 1. Mr Perks thought they ought to express their opinion that, Mr Hughes hid beer, given full oppor- tunity to give every explanation. The matter was adjourned until after the last monthly meeting to suit Mr Hughes convenience so tliat he should have time to draw up his report. He proposed that it was the opinion of the Council that Mr Robeit Hughes through the medium of his report had every opportunity of explaining his conduct as to the dii- posd of the old sewer pipes. Mr J. JI. Ellis seconded, and the proposition was unanimously agreed to. This was all the business.
mo IMIKCOI .11"2yll has wrillen a monograph on "Law in Christian TIM-OI.WV," which will soon be published by Mr. Ahirray. A young man shot hiin-elf in a house in ilurringl.on-.sl.reH-, I lamp.siead-road. It is said that lie was of clerical appearance. Two seams of (-oil been discovered fit Koppera-inanima, South Australia. The dis- covery was made by Government ofIicials who were boring for water. Prince Nicholas on Saturday laitl the founda- tmn-stone of a new church to be erected at Nikitch, in memory of the Montenegrins who fell in the Riisso-Tukish Avar. The Northumberland Miners Conciliation Board, at a meeting held on Saturday at New- castle, decided that there should be no change in the rate of wages for the ensuing quarter. At the annual general meeting of the Incor- porated Law Society, Mr. J. W. Bucld was elected president, and Mr. J. Addison vice- president, for the ensuing year. Geoffrey A. Perkins, described as an Ameri- can barrister, was remanded at Bow Street Police Court on a charge of obtaining money by menaces from a colfce-bonse keeper. Police-sergeant Frank Maddison, of the T. Division, has died at the West London Hospi- tal under mysterious circumstances. His skull was fractured, and foul play is suspected. The Hon. the Lady Howard de Walden on Saturday afternoon laid the foundation stone of the church enlargement in connection with Holy Trinity Church, Shoreditch, London. Mr. Charles Taylor, of Morton Manor, near Slough, has volunteered to act as Master of the Farmers' Harriers, in succession to Mr. J. L. Phillips, of Oakley Court, Windsor. The Duchess of Albany, accompanied by Sir Roberts Collins, attended the animal distribu- tion of prizes to the pupils of the Eshev National Schools, and gave the awards away. Wandsworth Guardians have received an order from the Local Government Board authorising the purchase of the Tooting College estate for P-40,000 as a home for the aged and infirm. The Parks Committee of the London County Council have given permission for the enclos- ing of a lawn facing the principal road and the lake in Battersea Park for the benefit of lady cyclists. Messrs. John Wood and Co., of West Hartle- pool, have recived a telegram from Captain Judd, dated St. Mary's island, Newfoundland, stating that the steamer Sunrise is a total wreck. Crew all saved. A labourer named William Matthews, em- ployed by the Gosport Local Board, committed suicide by banging on Saturday. The de- ceased's twin brother killed himself some time ago by cutting his throat. The restrictions on Chinese immigration into New South Wales are so effective that during the past seven years only 2.12 Chinese have landed in the colony, and of these 221 were naturalised British subjects. It is expected that the new drama by Mr. Cecil Raleigh, Mr. Henry Hamilton, and Sir Argustus Harris will be brought out at Drury Lane Theatre on September 15. Mrs. John Wood will be in the cast. Mr. George Murray Smith, who made a good fight as a Unionist for the Rushcliffe Division of Nottinghamshire, is the eldest son of Mr. George Smith, the Avell-fiiiowii publisher and founder of the Pall Mall Gazette." It is stated that the comic opera on the sub- eet of Madame Sans Gene," in which Miss Florence St. John may by-and-by appear, will be written by Mr. Henry Hamilton and com- posed by M. Andre Mcssager. The Alhambra Company has obtained Sir Arthur Sullivan's acceptance of a contract under which the distinguished composer undertakes the composition of a grand ballet for production at the Alhambra early next year. Old London playgoers will be pleased to hear of one of their favourites of past days, Madame Emily Soldene, who lias just had a farewell beneiit in Sydney. She appeared as Madame Lange" in "La Fille de Madame Angot." A collection of vivid pictures illustrating moving incidents in the life of her Majesty Queen Victoria, with descriptive text, will be given as a pictorial supplement to the monthly part for August of" Cassell's Saturday Journal." The Westmorland Gazette" is authorised to slate that the Emperor of Germany will begin his visit to Lord Lonsdale on the 11th of August. 11 is Highness will visit Patterdale, Windermere, Keswick, Penrith, and Pooley Bridge. "Commander" Booth, of the Salvation Army, and some other officers of the organisa- tion have arrived in Winnipeg with a view to making a tour in North-West provinces to find a desirable location for General Booth's over-sea colony. Estate duty has been paid on £ 134,181 as the net, value of the 'personal estate of Sir Samuel Wilson, of 10, Grosvenor Square, and Ercil- doune, Victoria, formerly of ITugbenden Manor, Cucks, who died on the 11th of June last, aged G3. Mr. Clarence W. Sedgwick, a wealthy New Yorker, whose passion for drink had led to his expulsion from several hotels in London and Paris, committed suicide on Saturday night ill his bouse in the Rue Richer. Money and jewellery to a large amount were found in his rooms. Charles Baker, described as a journalist and author, was charged on a warrant at Maidstone with demanding money by menaces from jMr. I N- III" Lewis, a. farmer of Farleigh, after prosecutor had refused him assistance. The accused was remanded that the state of JdiJ milld might be inquired into. A Paris telegram says: Persistent rumours are alloat to the ellect that ex-Captain Dreyfus, who was recently convicted of disclosing French War Office documents to Germany, deprived of his rank, and committed to penal servitude for life, has escaped from the islaml where he was confined. A horse trainer named Thomas Orr, Avas arrested at Drimohill, near Manor-Cunning- ham, county Donegal, charged with causing the. death of John Sheerin, a navvy. It is alleged that while the men were drinking to- gether Orr stabbed Sheerin in the left breast, causing fatal injuries. A gentleman who Avas found cut to pieces near Catfoid Bridge Railway Station, near London, has been identified as Mr. W* M. Leslie, editor and proprietor of the Crystal Palace Times," formerly of Manchester. He is supposed to have been crossing the line when lie was knocked down by a passing train. Shots were fired into the bouse of a care- taker near Dungarvan on Sunday morning. It is that the caretaker and his wife, who AVCre in bed, were both wounded, and that the man's life is in danger. It is said that the police were first apprised of the occurrence by the woman, who eraivled to the statioil, ti\,o miles distant. At Liverpool on Saturday William Kennedy was committed to the assizes on a charge of j' murdering his wife on May 18. The evidence showed that the accused and his wife had been drinking, and that the following day be Avas found sitting on the bed with a gaping Avound in his throat, while in the same room was the corpse of the woman with the head almost severed from the trunk, I
THE CONTEST IN THE COUNTY. COL. HOWARD AND THE ADVERTISER. COL. KEIMYON SLANEY, M.P., DEFENDS THE LORDS. On Wednesday evening, another meeting was held at the Town Hall, to further the candidature of Col. Howard to the representation of Flintshire in Parliament. The room was fairly filled, but tho audience contained a considerable number of ladies a class of the community who, unfortunately per- haps, however well-intentioned they may bo, have no electoral value at the present moment. Another element was represented by a number of visitors, while the addition of the Liberals in attendance largely helped to fill the 1'00,11. Dr Girdlestoue, J.P., presided, and was supported by Col. Howard, Mrs Howard, Capt. Kenyon Slaney, M.P., Capt. Conwy, Dr fEyton LloJd, Dr Summerbill, Alder- man Philips', Messrs F. J. GamliD, R M. Hugh: Jones, T. Coxhead, G. A. Taverner, K. McEwen, H. A. lilby, J. Bryli.is, and Frank Sarson. The Chdrman said the timo had came when the people had to decide whether they would support a revolutionary party or that of Lord Salisbury —(cheers)—which would do its best to bring pros- pority to the country. No honest Nonconformist could give a straight answer as to why the Church had bbl atblcked. Tho ohurch hId douo its daty, and he hoped that tho Nonconformists would try and help tho Church to help the people. (Cheers). lie hoped that the people of Flintshire would show that thev had no desire to weaken the Union. (Cheers.) Tho total work done by the late Liberal Government amounted to one act, two Derbjs, 15 peers, and pro mises innumerable. (Cheers and laughter.) Col. Howaid (who was received with loud and continued cheeiing), observej that he was very glad to say that so far as they had gone this contest had bem fought without any personality with one exception, and that exception was what appeared in the Khyl Record and Advertiser. As he said before the effect of their abuse on him was like that of water on a duck's back, but when it callie to down- I right falsehood it was another thing (bear, hear) But there were so many lies that one did not know how to deal with them (laughter). Now, ha was charged by this paper with getting his printing done at Grantham. They would know that at elec- tion times there was a class of work particulir firms of printers laid themselves out specially for, and which they could, therefore, turn out quicker than those who had not so laid themse'vn out. That was why he got some work done at iGrautham (applause). Did the Advertiser support the trade of the county it was so careful ot ? There were two paper mills in Flintshire. Was tho paper that this stuff was printed on made at cither of them- at Afon Wen or Oakenholt V—(cheers) Another1 remark in this paper was that which a supporter of Smith had made use of at a meeting that he could tike his hearers to cottages where the land- lords would not keep theii do«s iu. Well, lie tthe speaker), could take them to an esuto in Flint- shire, and not the estate oft Tory landlord, where the cottages were worse than auy that could be fouud iu this part of the county (cheers), lie would mention no names,4or he declined to stoop to person- alities, but when a ratf like that told lies about him he was quite prepared to deal with it (renewed cht cring). The late Government wasted the time of Parliament by trying to pass measures the people did not want. Aud tho people in the present elec tiou were tcllinx the Radicals so, and never since the pasi-ing of the reform bill of 1832 bad any one seen such a 8ma.her (applause). The Radicals had indeed had their Waterloo (laughter and cheers). He protested against the Local Veto Bill as a coercive measure of the very worst description and he asked them to pronounce against the party who proposed it (applausel. Trade had dtclined and pauperism increased during the term of office of the late Government, as the result of tbe waut of confidence in it, and that was caused by the destructive measures it introduced (applause). He asked what good could they get by supporting Mr Smith. He (the speaker) lived in Fdutshire, and would be always at hand to do what he could to help them if they thought they had a grievance ai, any time (cheers). The Liberal party could do nothing for them for it was knocked to pieces, and thank goodness there would not be another election this century (laughter and cheers). His address tended more toward social reform than that of Mr Samuel Smith, who could promise them no- thing but what they did not want. The people wanted some beneficent legislation, and not Home Rule, Disestablishment, and Local Veto. then let hem not join that wreck of the Liberal party—(applause and demonstrations of disent)- that might be stranded at any moment, but go on board the Union clipper that would carry them on to peace and prosperity (loud applause). Col. Howard then left the meeting in order to proceed to Ffynongroyw to address another. Mr Gamlin moved a resolution approving the candidature of Col.Howard and pledging tho meeting to secure his return as the member for bis native county. He desired at the outset to deny the assertion of the Rhyl Jiecord and .AdvcrtI8r that the three pet measures of the Radicals were kept iu the background by the Unionists. If Col. Howard was returned on Friday, as he was assured he would be, he would attribute his victory to his opposition to those three measures as much as to anything else (applause). Mr Smith was held up as a most s jitable man becauso of his com- mercial training. Now agriculture was quite as important to them, and the Colonel knew more about that than Mr Smith (bear, hear). Referring to Cymru Fydd" he said it was a movement set on foot by forward young men-pigmie3 in giant's boots-and its object was to separate Wales from England (ciies of Rats, sir," cheers, counter cheers and general uproar). But that would never take place (hear, hear). The action of the County Council in putting the deputy coroner on one side, and electing a man who had never sat over a jury was a Radical job (eheeis). But the Radicals of Rhyl were quaking in their shoes, and they were doing everything in their power to defeat Colonel Howard whose canvass showed a majority of two to one in his favour (" Oh and cheers). The Advertiser sneered at Col. Howard canvassing with workingmen. Were not the votes of working men as well as any other81 (cheers). He appealed to working men to resent this taunt by voting for Col. Howard (loud eheers). Mr McEwen seconded the resolution, and in doing so repelled the insiijuation that the Unionists had been carried to power by beer. The Liberals when the working men were On their side thought them all right, now they called them sots. Let the working men remember that in the polling booths lcheers). Col. Keoyon Sianey, M.P., rose to support the resolution amid considerable cheering. Having laid his claim to the right ho thought he possessed to speak in Flintshire on the ground of family con- nection with the county and with Lord Kenyon who was the chief of his clan, the gallant gentleman went on to say that he was chsrged with a message to them from all parts of the United Kingdom (A Voice: "Take it back!"). That message was to tell them not to be such fools thoy bad been before. He had not one hard word to say of Mr Smith (hear, bear). In fact Mr Smith was a man who was very much respected in the House of Com- mons, but if they returned him again he would have to sit side by side with Daly the dynamitard to support the same party (cheers) In the course of further remarks he spoke in defence of the House of Lords, whose action had been ratified by the people. The Radicals had no quarrel with that House until 1892 (A Voice: Yes, over the Reform Bill and the Repeal of the Corn Law," aud cries of "Turu him out "). Il 1892 the Lords rejected the Home Rule Bit! and introduced » contracting out clause iuto the Employer's Liability Bill, Now he had taken part in elections all over the kingdom but he had never seen electioneerinar attempted in such a dastardly, cowardly, and dirty manner as adopted by the lieeord and Advertiser. He hoped there was a reporter present from that paper and that be would convey to the editor what an English- man thought of the reduction of electioneering tactics to such degrading depths. They would not touch it m England (applause). If these were the tactics his a lies had to stoop to, Mr Smith himself would feel ashamed of them. Thank God they were not played like that in England. The Advei tisei said the effect of tho contracting out clause added by the Lords to the Employers' Liability Bill i would be to enable the employers to compel their workmeu to contract out of the Act or leave their employment. That was a lie. (Cheers, cries of "no" ald uproar). Would they vote for Colonel Howard if he proved it was a lie. The object of that clause was to enable men who had made ar- rangement with their employers (as many had in large centres of industries), and who would get better terms under the arrangements than under the act to contract out of it (cheers). A large number of men had asked for it, and under it the masters had to show they were able to carry the terms before contracting out would be allowed (chers). He appealed to them to vote for Col. Howard, and not be led by a paper that descended to the depths of political warfare he thought they had left behind them centuries ago (eheeis and counter cheers). Alderman Phillips having further supported the resolution, it was declaied carried. After a vote cf thanks to the chairman had been passed, the National Anthem was sung and the meeting dispersed.
RHUDDLAN. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL. The annual Church Sunday School festival took place on Wednesday, 17th inst, and proved to be a grat success in the number of the attendants as well as in pleasant and pecuniary results. Tea was fixed for four o'clock, when the following ladies presided at the tables Mrs Vaughan, the Vicarage Miss Payne, Cwybr Ucha Miss Davies, Sa: acen's Hotel; Mrs David Roberts, Tanyreglwya Miss Jones, Marsh Hotel Mrs Robert Wilson, Church Terrace; Miss Sarah Hall, King's Head Mrs EdAvards, Tymawr Miss Tirebrick, Glan- Ilyn and were assisted by Miss Price, Bir- IliDghaltl Miss Guthrie, and Miss Florence Guthrie, Rhyl Miss Maggie Griffiths, Miss Annie Hughes, vfiss Hopwood, Miss Buxton, the Misses Vaughan, Miss Julia Griffiths, Miss Esther Roberts, Miss Martha Williams, Mrs Joseph Griffiths, Mrs Martha Thomas, Miss Mary Roberts, Messrs C. V. Roberts, and Stanley Hughes, and R Hughes. After tea all made their way to the castle grounds, and here a couple of hours were most pleasantly spent in numerous ways, and a variety of innocent games were indulged in, all ages joining and helping to make everyone happy, Messrs Win. Jones, Church Gates, E. G. Morris, Edward Evans, and Henry Sidebottom, gave valuable assistance in interesting and entertaining the little ones. At 7-30 an entertainment jtook place in the schoolroom, Mr Wm. Jones, Church Gates, presiding. The room was filled to overflowing by the scholars, their parents and friends. The chairman in a brief but most appropriate speech, expressed the pleasure it gave him as a Sunday School teacher of many years standing, to take part in their annual festival. The Sunday School had his heartiest good wishes, md he thought it was a matter of great regret that those who are sometimes spoken of as the "upper classes," did not take part in Sunday School work, and make themselves better acquainted with their neighbours. They would them- selves be so much the happier and better off, and would gain an in- fluence over their fellowmen, and would be also promoting the Master's cause. The programme was then proceeded with, and from a musical point of view was quite equal to any of its predecessors. All who took part acquitted themselves most satisfactorily. Miss Francis, and Miss R. G. Jones, are very promising violinists, and the skill they showed in the rendering of each piece Avas much ap- preciated by the audience. Programme:— Pianoforte duett, "Faust," Misses Morris part song, R. Evans and party, Woodland Voices," violin duett," Budding Youth," Miss Francis, and Miss it G. Jones (Elwy Hall) song, Chwifio Cadach Gwyn," Miss M. Morris; flute solo, G. Bamber; song, Lizzie Evans part song, E. Evans and Party violin duett, "Welsh Airs, 'Miss Francis and Miss R. G. Jones; song, Mr H. Williams; pianoforte duett, Tarantella," Misses Morris part song, R. Evans and Party song, Old England's Greatness," Mr Edward Evans; duett, A. B. C," Messrs It. and E. Evans song, Mr H. Williams; part song, Edward Evans and Party; finale, "God Save the Queen." On the proposition of the Vicar, a hearty vote of thanks was given to the chairman for presid- ing, and to all who had taken part in the pro- ceedings that day. The following kindly sent butter and milk Mrs Davies, Bontfaen Miss Jones, Abbey Farm Mrs Payne, King's Head Mrs Davies, Black Hotel. Sub- scriptions to hand—Captain Conwy, Xi Mr J. P. Wood, 10d Miss Roberts, Abbey House, 58.; The Vicar, 5s. Mrs Bell, Brynffynon, 5s. Mrs Payne, King's Head, 3s Miss Buxton, 2s. Mrs Davids (Butcher), 28.; Mrs Thompson, Castle Hill, 2s. Mrs Goldsmith, 2s. Mr R. C. Enyon, 4s. Mrs Wynne, Brynscawen, Is.; Madame de Sepris, 2s. 6d. THE PARISH CHURCH HANDSOME GIFTS.- Mis Nicholson, Niths Dale, Dyserth Road, has generously presented the Vicar and Churchwardens with a set of Alms dishes, one of embossed brass, and two of oak, and they were used for the first time on Sunday last. THE SCHOOLS. On Monday last the National Schools were examined by the Diocesan Inspector, in. Religious Knowledge. The children had a clean and bright ap- pearance.
CRICKET. EPWORTH COLLEGE v. DENBIGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Played on Saturday last, on the Denbigh ground, and resultod in a draw, decidedly in favour of Epworth. Score and analysis EPWOBTH COLLEGE. Mr Priug c YVuodroofo b Lurring 65 Mr Dodd c Rowbotham b Lurring g h'raser b Beck 26 Ellsworth b Beck. 4 T'ew c Uttley b Beck 0 G. Raby not out i Fogg o Woodroofe b Davies 3 Judgenotout. 1 Leigh l W. Shannon [ Did not bat. Rerr J Extras l Total (6 wkts), 113 DENBIGH GBASTMAB SCHOOL. Roberts b Dodd 13 Beck not out Lurring c Ellsworth b ing 10 Woodroofe b Pring 15 Not not out 4 Williamson 0 Uttley c Pring b Dodd n Davis J. Davis I Did not bat Mr Rogers i Rowbotham ) J. Davis ( Did not bat. Mr Rogers i Rowbotham ) Extras 3 Total (4 wkts) 47 DENBIGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Overs. Mds. Runs. Wkts. Mr Dodd 11. 1 15 2 Fraser 4 0. 9 0 Mr Pring 7 0 20 2
BOY CHARGED WITH AttSON. A boy named Robert Philips, 13 years of age, was brought np at West London Police-court charged with maliciously setting lire to a dwell in Esteourt-ro.id, Fulliam, thereby endangering the lives of arah Ann Boosey, and other residents. The prisoner, who was playing with other boys in tbe street, was seen to push a large piece ef paper through a hole of the window of the bedroom at the side, and set lire to it with a lighted match. The flames caught the curtains and blind, and before the lire was extinguished the bedding was burnt and the window charred. At the time the prisoner lighted the paper lie said he owed Mrs. Boosey a gnHlgp, as she had not paid him the wages due while lie was in her service as errand boy. Mr. Lane committed the boy to the Mount Edgcombe Industrial School until he attained the age of IG.
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