HOLYWELL. COUNTY COUNCIL INQUIRY. THE PROPOSED SWOPPING ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN HOLYWELL AND BRYNFORD. On Monday last an inquiry was held at the Coult House, by a Committee of the County Council, consisting of Messrs. J. L Muspratt (chairman), H Goodman Roberts, E. Wheldon, G. A. Parry and H. Davies (Hawarden), and Mr T. H. Ollive, assistant clerk, into "the proposals (a) to enlarge the Holywell Urban District by including the portion of the town- ship of Brynford, and (b) to add to Brynford parish the portion of the Urban District on Penyball Mountain; (c) that the number of members constituting the Urban District Council be fifteen. and that they retire together on the loth April, triennially. The proposals also included that the township of Brynford and Calcot be formed a separate parish, having nine Councillors and forming part of Holywell Union. There were present at the inquiry:- Mr Robert Thomas, representing the Holywell Urban District Council; Mr H. T. Smith, C.C., appeared for the ratepayers of Brynford, Calcot and Penyball Mountain, and Mr P. Harding Roberts, on behalf of the Guardians of the Holywell Union; Revs. R. O. Williams, and J. O. Davies, Mr Joseph Garner, C.C., Ald. Wm. Jones, J.P., Messrs E. Bryan, E. Leaning, Edward Hughes, J. W. Davies J. n. Hague. J, Ayer, T. A. Lambert, Llew Jones, John Marsden, J. Barker, &c. At the opening of the proceedings the Chairman intimated that Mr Kelly was unable to be present. As it was an adjourned inquiry, there would be no evidence required. The only point was the proposal as to the boundary made at the County Council and referred by that body to the Committee to report. Mr Harding Roberts referred to the sugges- tion he had made at the last inquiry, as to the boundary excluding the whole of the property I of the Workhouse from the area of the Urban District. The Chairman I should like you to be agreed upon the boundary, and I should like to see the boundary suggested, Mr H. T. Smith stated the case for Brynford, in which he showed that by an order being made transferring the lower portion of Brynford to the Holywell Urban District, and the upper portion of Penyball Mountain to Brynford parish, would be, almost, a quid pro quo, Referring to the condition of the upper portion of Penyball, he said, it was unreasonable that the inhabitants should subscribe to any fantastical schemes the Urban Council may promote. Sooner or latter the Urban Council may resort to large sanitary and water schemes and to put down pavements. The inhabitants of Penyball could not participate in the advantages of such schemes, and it was only equitable they should be relieved from being compelled to contribute to the schemes of the Holywell Urban Council. Upwards of £1,000 had been collected from the Penyball Mountain since the formation of the Local Board, but not more than S 13 had been spent on the district in return for the rates. They had talked about a road from Brynford to Pantasaph, but it appeared to be nothing but a myth. No reliance could be placed upon the promises of the Urban Council. He had written a letter to the Urban Council a short time ago, which he did not think was menacing or threatnicg in its tone. He asked for a simple requirement for the advantage of Penyball, and the consequence was, a considerable amount of abuse was leveled at his head, and it was said that he was trying to sell the interests of the town of Holywell. In reply to his letter, he wa told— Under the present coudition of matters the Urban Council cannot accede to the proposition laid down by you What those present condition of matters referred to, he could not say unless it was their truly impecunious condition, and their want to get as much rateable value they could without giving anything in return. The proposed boundary line was from the Fron Woods across the road following the parliamentary boundary, or as had been suggested by going a little higher up the hill, where they could have the advantage of a footpath for a boundary. Mr Llew. Jones, Brynford, gave evidence ttit Penyball Mountain derived no benefit frjm.1^8 connection with the Holywell Urba" District. He admitted that complaints had £ ti0Q made to individual members of the Local Board, but not direct to the Board He was one of a deputation that W&ii..a upon the Urban Council about the rof4" on the mountain, but nothing had boor "ne. rjvut* Chairman I take it, the late Local isoard have been lax in that way. Mr R. Thomas: But they should not visit the sins of the fathers upon the children-the Urban Council (laughter). Mr H. G. Roberts It is usual sometimes. Mr R. Thomas: It is rather rough on the children (renewed laughter). By Mr Thomas: Witness (continuing) said, he had nothing to do with the petition to the Duke of Westminster regarding a road. He had heard of it, but did not know what became of it. Mr Thomas: Then all the interest you have was not strong enough to cause you to inquire what became of it ? Mr Llew. Jones All the interest I have taken is to get rid of you (laughter). Mr Thomas: Is it not a fact, that you asked me to contest Brynford in the County Council election ? Mr LI Jones I don't mean you personally. I mean the Urban Council (laughter), Mr Jabez Price, Penyball Mountain, gave evidence, and said that at the furthest end of the parish he could remember that the late Local Board repaired a portion of road, and epent 15 or X6. The by-roads had been neglected. A good road was mnch needed. Witness gave an amusing description of a fall into a quarry, which happened to him owing to the bad state of the road and the unfenced quarries on the mountain. When the promoters of the Local Board persuaded his father to sign the ticket for a Local Board, it was said the rate would only be a halfpenny in the pound (laughter), but the first receipt he had found was 5d or 5Jd, and it had gone on increasing up to three shillings in the pound. Mr John Barker spoke as to it being the wish of the ratepayers to be transferred to the Brynford parish Mr John Marsden was called as to the rate- able value of Penyball district, and the rateable value of the district near the Workhouse. The rateable value of the urban portion called Brynford West was £243. and the rural portion of Brynford South, 1275. In the Urban district the rates were 5s. lid. in the £ and in the rural district is. 7d. In reply to Mr Harding Roberts, Mr Marsden said if the Workhouse was included in the urban area f40 Would be paid annually in rates, and would be paid from the commou fund contributed by the fourteen parishes forming the Union. Mr Leaning gave evidence, confining himself principally to the proposed road from Brynford to Pantasaph.. Mr Harding Roberts said ha had regard to Union property included within the Urban district, and the impossibility of any benefit present or remote, accruing to the Union from the Urban district. Mr Robt. Thomas said he was sorry to hear the letter referred to by Mr Smith, because it bore on the face of it a threat which did not come wll from a member of that august body the Flintshire County C-uncil. Assam ..g they did not get an equivalent, he would strongly oppose both at the enquiry and the County Council, the transfer of any portion of Brynford to the Urban District.—Penyball was so close to Holywell, that it must necessarily be urban in its character. They had full benefit of all lights and roads, and Holywell was the market town.—Mr Thomas intimated that the Urban Council had not passed any resolution as to the retirement of members annually or triennially. The Chairman said the County Council could do that without the application. The Committee, adjourning, a vote of thanks to the Committee was proposed by Mr Smith, and seconded by Mr R. Thomas. Later in the afternoon the Committee viewed the proposed boundaries.
TALAORE. TA.LACBE ESTATES RBNT AUDIT AND DINNER.-On Wednesday last week the rent audit of the Talacre Estates took place, when Sir Pyers W. Alostyo, Bart., allowed an abatement of ten per oent. After the financial business had been completed the rent audit dinner was held at the Red Lion, Llanasa, when over fifty tenants sat down. Mr Cave, Talacre, presided, and Mr Brotherton occupied the vice-chair. The loyal and patriotic toasts were submitted by the Chairman, and afterwards Mr Hughes, Berth-y-bwl, proposed the health of Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn and the family, which was received with applause. The health of the son and heir of Talacre, proposed by Mr Cartwright, V.S., was received with enthusiasm, The same gentleman subsequently proposed the health of Mr Isaao Taylor, the agent of the estate, and it was received with musical honours. The Tenants of the Talacre Estates was a toast proposed by Mr Brotherton, and responded to by Mr Hughes, Berth-y-bwl, and Mr John G. Hughes, Plas-yn-llan, who on behalf of the tenants expre-sed their appreciation of the generosity of their esteemed landlord. During the evening gongs were contributed by several of the tenantry and a pleasant evening was spent. The Host and Hostess (Mr and Mrs Williams), who catered, gave every satisfaction and the appreciation of the company was expressed in the cordiality of the I toast drunk in honour of ttie Host and Hostess.
GREENFIELD. CHUBOH LITBBABY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—On Tuesday, January 28th, the weekly meeting of the above sooiety was held, when a debate took place, the subjeot being "Is Novel Reading Injurious?" The debate was opened in the affirmative by Miss Williams in an admirable manner. She was followed by Mr. Wm. Jones, Railway Station, who strongly maintained the negative. The debate then became general and very lively, the following being the members who took a prominent part in the debate Miss Chamberlain, Miss Tilley, Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. E. T. Jones, Mr. W. Petrie, Mr. J. Aukritt, &0. The debate which was a most interesting and pro- longed one, showed that this society has members who are debaters of no mean order. On being put to the vote it was found that only nine voted for the affirmative and 50 for the negative.
NEWMARKET. NEWMABKET AND DISTRICT PLOUGHING SoCimy.- It has been decided to hold this year's match on the 13th inst. A splendid site has been secured at Tynymorfa, below Talaore. The field is 50 acres in extent, and a desire has been expressed to have a portion of it devoted for the day to football oom- petitions. Money and medal prizes have been offered; and the committee are disposed to look favourably on the proposal. Mr. M. A. Ralli, J.P., bat kindly consented to act as president for the year.
WHAT BATES WANTED TO KNOW. "I shall be obliged if you can answer me one question," paid my friend Bates, as he lay on the couch one day in my room nursing his aohing leg. Why does exposure to wet or. cold brine on an nttacK ot rneuuiatism at one time, when a liffe exposure for a score of times leads to no such result? Before I set down in writing the answer I gave him I wish you would read the following letters, as no doubt the authors of them will be interested in the same point. In November, 1893," says the one, I had an attack of rheumatic fever, and was confined to my bed for four wks, during which time I suffered fearfully. I bad awful pains all over me my joints swelled ur, and I was so helpless I could not raise my h,Id to my mouth. After the fever left me I wi. extremely weak, and so emaciated I was little •nore than skin and bone. A large lump, the size of an egg, formed on my elbow, and my fingers were almost drawn out of joint. I cannot describe the suffering I had to bear. The doctor ordered me various medicines, and cod liver oil, but they had DO effect. In February, 1893, I read in a small book about the remarkable success which had followed the use of Mother Seigel's Syrup in oases of rheumatism, and got a bottle from Messrs Leverett and Fry, High Street. After taking it two weeks I was better, and in about a month more all rheumatic pains had left me, and I was strong and well as ever. You may publish what I have said. (Signed) John H. Kent, 9, Randall Street, Maidstone, Kent, January 30th, 1895." For many years." says the other, I had been subject to liver complaint and indigestion. I was habitually heavy, weak, and weary. My appetite was poor, and all food gave me pain and fulness at the chest and around the sides. I had so much pain and tightness of the ohest that I could not endure the pressure of my clothing upon it. Although not laid up, I was seldom free from pain or a sense of discomfort. In the summer of 1893 I began to suffer with rheumatism, which affected my arms and shoulders until I had not the power to lift my hand to my head. I tried all sorts of liniments, embrooations, and rubbing oils, but got no benefit from any of them. "In August, 1893, my friend, Mrs Owen, told me how much good Mother Seigel's Syrup had done her for rheumatism, and I got a bottle from the Drug Stores in St. Ann's Road. In a few days I wag much better, and in less than a month after- wards all pain had left me; and I am happy to say I have never had any return of the rheumatism since, but have enjoyed the best of health in every respect. In oommon thankfulness for my speedy and wonderful deliverance, I willingly oonsent to the publication of this hurried statement should you wish to make that use of it. (Signed) Mrs L. S. Cole, 6, Albert Road, South Tottenham, London, August 16th, 1895." Before answering the question of my friend Bates (who was a chronic rheumatio) I asked him one: Why does a lighted matoh, dropped into the road, die out harmlessly, but when dropped into a hayriok, set up a conflagration f Any fool can answer that," he said. Because in the one case there is nothing for the fire to catoh hold of, while in the other there is." "Exactly."I responded. "Now see. Indigestion and liver complaint (the second consequent on the first) continue to produce a virulent poisin in the blood called uric acid, practically insoluable in water. This acid,. which is a solid, enters the tissues, and sets going a hot inflammatory fire. That is rheumatism. It does what a sliver would- only the acid is a prison sliver. When the indigestion and liver trouble are not very ba i, and the kidneys and sweat glands of the ekin are acting fairly well, this acid is carried out of the body about as fast as it is formed. Exposure then brings on no Rheumatism. Bat, per contra, when the stomach and liver are in bad condition, the acid forms faster than the kidneys and skin can carry it off. Then expose yourself, get cold or wet, hamper the skin and kidneys still more, and the poison acid spreads through your musrles and joints like the fire in the dry hay. You understand ? Very well. The longer the cause persists the more frequent the rheumatic attaoks. That is why chronic dyspeotics are apt also to be chronio rheumatics. Fend off dyspepsia, or cure it by the use of Mother Seigel's Syrap, and you and the rheumatism will have no dealings. Neglect it, and suffer every time you catch cold." That was my answer to Bates, and he said there seemed to be sense in it.
COCOA is more than a mere stimulating and refreshing drink, it is also a nutritious food, and one of the most precious gifts of nature—.sustaining and invifforatin? the system probubly more than ani other beverage. The Lance refers to Cadbury's Cocoa as "the standard of highest purity at present attainable in regard to cocoa."
FL.INT. THE DANGEROUS FREAK OF A FLINT YOUTH. EXTRAORDINARY CAREER. Since Tuesday morning, when the youth from Flint named Riohard Craven was brought before the Warrington magistrates charged with riding on the London and Northwestern Railway without a ticket from Chester to Warrington on the top of a railway carriage, the polioe have been prosecuting inquiries regarding his antecedents, and the information they have been able to glean proves conclusively that he is a boy with a "past"—to adopt the fashionable phrase. From his childhood he appears to have been imbued with a oraze for doing singular things. He has many times taken surreptitious rides under the seats of carriages, and on goods trains, and on those occasions when he was found out, his father has had to pay the railway fares. On April 7, 1888, he deserted the somewhat unprofitable habit of stealing railway rides, and stole a quantity of jewellery, for which he was tried at Mold and sent to a reformatory for three and a half years. This punishment appears to have done him no good, for he was next brought up before the Flint magistrates on the serious oharge of Bhopbreakiag and committed to the Quarter Sessions, and duly received and served a sentenoe of three months' imprisonment. He also set fire to the North Wales paper mill, and a considerable amount of damage was done before the fire was got under control, and indeed, only the fact that prompt measures were taken saved the works from total destruction. Through the influence of a gentleman interested in the lad and his family, arrangements were made with a firm of Liverpool shipowners for him to go on a voyage to the Mediterranean, but our youthful hero evidently had no liking for a "life on the ooean wave," for although his father went to the expenoe of purchasing a complete outfit, at the first outward port at which the ship tooohed-Swacsea- Riohard Craven deserted his ship for t rra firma. Again his criminal instincts got the better of him, for he was subsequently sent to the Mold Quarter Sessions for stealing a watch, but the grand jury threw out the bill against him, although Craven was ready to plead guilty. On Ootober 18, 1893, he was sentenced again to two months' imprisonment at the Mold Quarter Sessions for house. breaking. His father, in a letter written some time ago, refers to him as having been a wild and troublesome boy since he was twelve years of age. The lad still remains in the custody of the Warrington polioe pending inquiry as to his mental condition.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB. THE PRESIDENT ON THE EASTERN QUESTION. A GENEROUS OFFER. The annual meeting of the Flint Conservative Club was held on Thursday evening, when there was a large attendance of members, presided over by Mr. Thos. Bate, J.P., of Kelaterton, the esteemed president of the club; Alderman T. W. Hughes, O.C., secretary, and Mr. W. Hughes, treasurer, were also present.—The Secretary Alderman T. W. Hughes submitted the following report:—" I have much pleasure in submitting my 12th annual report of the olub. The total number of members who have signed the book of membership since the formation of the club in August, 1883, is 309, as compared with 301 for the preoeding year showing that there have been 8 new members during the year, as against 9 in the previous year. These figures do not of course give the actual number of the present members, but they show the life and activity of the olub, and considering the number of people who have left the town this is very satisfac- tory. The financial position of the club will be shown in the treasurer's statement. The registra- tion work in the borough for the past year was also very satisfactory, as we had a nett gain of 14. The clubroom continues to be an attraction to the mem- bers and is well attended every evening of the veek, notwithstanding the depression in the town. Several friends have kindly sent us papers and periodicals iUu F..6 joar, and Mr. J. W. M. Evans continues to send us the Liverpool Courier daily. The Treasurer (Mr. Wm. Hughes) submitted his annual statement of aooounts as audited by Messrs. John Foulkes and James Clarke, which showed that the club oommenced the year with a balance in hand of L25 19s. 91d. j hon. members subscriptions amounted to Y,12 Is. Od.; members subscriptions JE3 2a. 61d., and the billiard table S8 7s. 2d. Other smaller items brought the total receipts to £ 50 8s. 9d. The expenditure, including rent, care- taker, newspapers, fire and lights, as the principle items, amounted to jE32 12s. 6d., leaving a balance in hand of £ 17 16s. 3d. Mr. W. Hughes pointed out that the finances of the club like everything else had felt the effeots of the depression in the town. The loss to the club was accounted for, almost wholly, by the decrease in members' subscriptions for the year which amounted to L3 2s. 6d., as againac L5 12s. 6d. for the previous year, a decrease of L2 9s. 1 Id. In billiards, the state of the town had an effect, whereas for the previous year £ 13 12s. 8 id. were the receipts, this past year only recorded X8 7s, 2d., a decrease of J65 6s. 6Jd. At the same time, considering the acute period of depression through which they had passed the club had been fairly satisfactory (hear, hear).—The President in proposing the adoption of the report and state- ment of aooounts remarked upon their satisfactory nature considering the state of trade. Mr. Griffiths seoonded the proposition which was oarried unanimously. Alderman T. W. Hughes said he had much pleasure in proposing the re-election of Mr. Thos. Bate as their president for the ensuing year (cheers). It had fallen to his lot to make that proposition at each annual meeting, and it gave him greater pleasure than ever to make it on this occasion (hear, hear). Mr. Bate had been instrumental in the establishment of the club in August, 1883, and he had since continued to contribute very largely to the suocess of the club (applause).—Mr. James Clarke seoonded the proposition which was oarried with applause. Mr. Bate in acknowledging the compliment, said he waA very much obliged to the members of the club for the kind expression of oonfidenoe in re- electing him their president. He could assure them he greatly appreciated the kind way in which Mr. Hughes proposed him and their kindness in electing him. As this was the first opportunity he had had of meeting the members, although the year was fairly well advanced, he wished them all a happy and prosperous year in 1896 (hear, hear). At the time of their last meeting there was, he was sorry to say, a great deal of distress in Flint and though the '.distress was to a certain extent mitigated by tho generosity of their neighbours, at the same time iL was a kind of depression that could not be wholly onred without in the first place an improvemeot in trade. Since their last meeting they had had a general election, and he was glad to say it resulted in the return to power of one of the strongest Governments seen in this country for a great number a f years (obeerg)-a Government composed of the best men of both politioal parties (hear, bear)—and possessing the best ideas of Liberalism and Conser- vatism (hear, hear). That election was most fortunate, coming as it did in advance of the crises Great Britain had passed through and was at present passing through. They were not quite so fortunate in the Flint County and Boroughs as in others, still, at the same time, they had two good candidates, their old friend Mr. Pennant (cheers), and a new candidate in Colonel Howard (hear, hear), and although they were not returned, they certainly fought a good fight and reduoed the majorities very considerably (applause). That in itself was a matter of patisfaotion. The members were probably aware of what occurred at the meeting of the Flintshire Con- stitutional Association at Rhyl. Probably they should oontinue to have Colonel Howard as a candidate (applause)—but they should lose their old friend Mr, Pennant. They were all sorry—he had been a good friend; be had fought many battles in county and borough, and had fought them without ever making an enemy (cheers). It would be bard for them to find a candidate his equal. He could not help but agree with Mr. Pennant that it is better to have fresh blood, and no doubt they should have a candidate that would do his duty. He believed the party would have a candidate ready to bring forward when the time oame (applause). At the present time it was not advisable that a candidate should come forward. They had to regret the loss lately of two good men-on,3 in a high position of life—both soldiers though of different spheres. They had lost Prince Henry of Battenburg, and as I al subjects it wes their duty to offer their sympathies and condolences with Her Majesty the Queen and Princess Beatrice aud family in their bereavement. Nearer home, aud in their own circle of acquaintance they regretted the death of Colonel Standish Hore, of St. A",aph. They missed his cheery, genial nature and they felt his lost almost irreparable. He was sorry to say Mr J. D. Williams —a good friend, and a faithful and staunoh member of the club-had been taken seriously ill quite recently. They all offered him their sympathies. They now came to an important question. If they were to carry on good work in Flint, and keep the ground they had gained at the last election and be ready for any assault, it was really necessary they should have better premises (hear, hear). It was impossible for them to improve the club or do justice to the club in any shape or form so long as they were tied in that small room. Men could not read and enjoy their pipe while the rattle of billiard balls was going on. They had often spoken of getting improved premises but so far nothing had been done. That was not the fault of the management. He was glad to cay that Mr Hughes and himself had arranged for two of the rooms at Trtlawny House (loud applause). He thought it would be a great satisfaction to the club and he hoped by this time next year they should double the number of friends with a corresponding increase of funds (hear, bear). Referring to the recent orises, he said tho Transvaal affair was no fault of the Government. Still, if the Gladstonian Government bad not in the past cowed down to the Boers but had done their duty the Transvaal would never have arisen. How- ever much they may blame Dr. Jameson they could not help but admire him. With respect to the Uitlanders they had to put it in the light, that there were 40,000 Uitlanders governed by 200 Dutch Boera. It was no wonder that after all those years of mis-rule—that as free Britishers they could stand it no longer. However natural their sympathies, they could not but be thankful that they had a man at the head of affairs so oalm and determined as Mr Chamberlain (oheers). Though sympathising with the Uitlauders he had the courage to do his duty and showed all the qualities of good statesmanship, and brought us so far out of the difficulty, and with, what he thought, the greatest amount of credit. He considered the country ought to be grateful to Mr Chamberlain for the way he and the Government generally managed the whole affair (applause). To touoh upon the Eastern question. Russia was ever on the watoh to take Constantinople. France wants a piece and other countries want a share, and it was the duty of Great Britain to watch their business, and do the best they could to look after their road to India and their interests in Asia Minor. It was only a few weeks ago that he returned from that country. When out in Asia Minor, he made a fairly lengthened tour in parts of the country, and took in as much as he could everything in connection with the couatry, and how it affected great Britain. As far as he could learn, England would commit a great error if she allowed Russia to take Constantinople. It had been the English policy to prevent Russia holding that part of the World. After spending so much blood and money it would be very curious, to him, if their polioy were to ohange. The other day he notioed that The Spectator recommended the handing over of Con- stantinople to Russia. The writter of that article, and those who support that polioy were, in his mind, totally ignorant of the Eastern question and of English interests in Asia Minor. It was a rich country, and practically England's way to India. If they had Russia and France—specially Russia— as a great naval power in the Mediterranean England would be out off from the Indian empire. It was the duty of the English Government to maintain the policy of Lord Beaoonsfield in the Mediterranean, and keep Russia within the Blaok Sea and prevent that nation at any time occupying Constantinople. The massacres of Christians in Armenia had caused great difficulty, and they owed a debt of gratitude to Lord Salisbury-(oheers) -for the oalm and statesmanlike way he has dealt with the question. It looked as though England had done nothing, and no doubt England had not been able to do as much as they wished. The massacres were still going on. He had lately seen a long account from Mr Shipley on the Armenian Commission. His (the speaker's) ex- perience was, that it was most diffioult to get hold of anything in Turkey but cooked information. Before he would accept the account of the Armenian Commission of Mr Shipley, he should like to know I who Mr Shipley was, and of his Qu.HA._1!ivUI!I ror Uin ,fA,. nt r and whether he was thoroughly conversant with the Turkish language and character ? Unless he fulfilled those qualifioa- tions, from his knowledge of Turks, the statements were practically of no value whatever. It was a curious thing to say, but there was no doubt about it, the Commission itself was composed for the most part of men whose interest it was to keep the massaores dark, and it looked to him as far as he could read, the aocount given was not reliable. With regard to the dispute in Amerioa on the question of the Monroe doctrine, of oourse, it would be a deplorable thing if they plunged into wai with their own kith and kin, but he did not think it would come to that. He did not think anyone wished to do anything but what was right in regard to Amerioa. He objected to English statesmen and members of Parliament making speeches as if the English were the people to blame. He had Mad a speech by Mr. Samuel Smith, M.P., who toqfc that line of argument. He turned with a great deal of pleasure to the speeoh hioh would become historical, made by Senator Walloott. If they read the speech without referring to the names they would say that Mr. Smith's was the American's and Senator Walloott's the Englishman's. The speaker then explained the Monroe Doctrine and also the piece of territory forming the boundary of Venezuela, in dispute between the United States and England. All those complications and all those orises taught them a lesson, the lesson of beiug ready." It was true the German Emperor sent the celebrated telegram to President Krnger, and it was also true that the Government at short notice turned out one of the strongest navies any country had ever seen. It was absolutely necessary that this country should hava an army and a navy ready to take the flsld or sea at any time. It was easy to be seen that all nations were envious of Great Britain, and ready to grab what they oan. It behoved this country to hold hard by what they bad got. He believed they bad now got a Government in power that would not negleot their interests, and he hoped the country would continae to support such a Government (applause). Messrs. C. Wynn Eyton, Thomas Owen, T. J. Morris and P. D. Jones, were elected vice-presidents, Mr. Wm. Hughes was re-eleoted treasurer, and Mr. T. W. Hughes was re-elected secretary, on the pro- position of Mr. J. Wilson Owen, seoonded by the President.—Mr. T. W. Hughes, in acknowledging the compliment again paid him, said it seemed to him that the ooming year was going to be a most successful one, and one they had looked forward to for a long time. He would take that opportunity of thanking, on behalf of the club, Mr. Bate for what he is doing for the club in seouring the pro- posed new club premises (applause). lIe took that opportunity of thanking Mr. J. Bibby Denny for the able assistance he had given him throughout the year, in carrying out the secretarial duties (hear, hear). Messrs. J T Bowen, James Griffiths, W H Ellis, Adam Nuttall, J W Owen, Edward Poynton, T J Williams, J D Williams, R Jackson, George Carr, E S Frost, E J Williams, E. Hughes (Pentre), J B Denny, James Clark, Robert Price (grocer), T B Bellis, Charles Taylor, John Prioe, and J. Bibby. —A number of new members having been propoaed, a vote of thanks to Mr. Bate for presiding, brought the proceedings to a close.
MOSTYN. MOSTYN ESTATES RENT AUDIT.—The half-yearly rentil due Michaelmas lat were received at the Mtstyn Estates Offices on Wednesday and Thursday last by Mr W. C. Pickering, the agent. In the evening the tenants were entertained to a dinner at 0, the Mostyn Hotel. Lord Mostyn presided and was supported by Mr W. C. Pickering; Messrs John Owens, Plas Uohaf T. E. Williams, Pentreffynnon; E. Evans, Perthymaen, eto. The Vice-President, Mr Thomas Ellis, was supported by Messrs D. MoNiooll; Bagshaw, Oelyn T. Williams, Mostyn, eto. The proceedings were most enjoyable Lord Mostyn giving the toasts of the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family. He feelingly alluded to the bereavement which had befallen the RJyal Family by the sad death of Prince Henry of Battenburg. His Lordship also spoke at some length on agriculture. The Vioe-President gave the toaits of Lord and Lady Mostyn as well a& of Mr. Piokering, which were enthusiastically drunk. The catering of Mr Robinson, the proprietor of the Hotel, was excellent. PRESENTATION TO SERGT. NELSON. An interesting presentation in recognition of public services, took place last week, when Police-Sergeant Nelson, was on behalf of his many friends and wellwishers at Caerwys, ive- sented with an illuminated address and a purse of gold, by Mr Wm. Matthews (Lee Cottage), and Mr J. E. Evans (Llwynog). The presenta- tion was a compliment not only to Sergt. Nelson individually, but to the Flintshire Police Force generally, as indicating the respect and good feeling which exists between the inhabitants and the members of the force. It will be un- necessary to make further remark upon Sergt. Nelson's sojourn in Caerwys, the character he gained in the ancient town is clearly described in the words of the address, which was as follows:— To SBBQEANT NBLSON,-Your many friends at Caerwys beg to congratulate you upon your pro- motion to the rank of Polioe Sergeant, and they oonsider this a fittiog opportunity to shew their appreciation of the servioes you rendered during your 14 years' residence in this parish as Acting- Sergeant. They are oonscious that you discharged your duties with firmness and judgment, and they sincerely wish that you may have health and strength to exercise your talents in your new position, with the same zeal and energy for the advancement of morality and protection of property.—Dated this 16th day of January, A.D., 1896.—Chairman of Committee, Wm. Williams; treasurer, W. Matthews Secretary, J. E. Evans. The address was beautifully illuminated, and was quite a work of art in its style and work- manship. The border contained symbolical figures, among which was Humility—Canute rebuking his followers; Diligence-Ethelfreda teaching Alfred; Perseverance-King Bruce and the Spider. The address was framed in old oak from St. Michael's Church, by Mr Hugh Hughes, the contractor, and will be an inter- esting memento of the recipient's residence in Caerwys. Sergt. Nelson in accepting the address and purse of gold, expressed his gratitude for the kind feeling entertained towards him by his Caerwys friends.
YSCEIFIOG. RESIGNATION OF POLICE-CONSTABLE J. JONES.— PBOPOSED TESTIMONIAL.—On Saturday evening a largo number of friends and Well-Wibherii of Police- Constable J. Jones, Nanneroh, met at the Talbot, Ysceifiog, to disouss the question of a testimonial for presentation on his resignation, after 32 years of aotive service spent as follows: three years in Liverpool, and twenty-nine years in Flintshire. After some eulogistic remarks had been made by several of the gentlemen present bearing upon Mr Jones' obaraoter and straightforwardness, and the manner in which he had discharged his duties, they proceeded forthwith to form themselves into a large and influential committee for the purpose of carrying the project to a successful issue. The following gentlemen were appointed. Chairman, Mr. Robert Edwards. Tyn-r oa.uaa treasurer, Mr Peter Brans, aarnedawen, Lixwm; hon-secretary, Mr W. M. Evans, Pandy. We understand that Mr Jones will be leaving about the end of Maroh, and intends to reside in Liverpool, where two of his sons are at present oocupying good positions. We venture to anticipate that a good round sum will be collected.
Football Notes. By "ZumEZI SCOBCHEB." NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Matches Goals Pld. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Age. Pts Baitgor 4.. 4.. 0.. 0.. 11 2.. 8 Holywell.. 6 3.. 2.. 1.0 12 10 7 Flint 3.. 2.. 0.. 1.. 7 3.. 5 Rhyl. 5.. 2.. 3.. 0.. 10 10 4 Carnarvon.. 6. 0 I 4.. 0.. 512 2 Llandudno. 5 to 1 to 4 to 0.. 4 12 to 2 Fixtures:-Rhyl v Flint, Holywell v Llandudno Swifts, on the first-named ground. < Dobshill Rovers disappointed Holywell for the second time this season, on Saturday last. Scoh conduct ought to be reported to the parent Council, when the offenders would be meted their deserts. < A peoularity, is the fact that Rhyl and Flint are likely to collide on tbreeconaeoutive Saturdays. The first occasion was the Charity Cup, at Flint, last Saturday, when Flint secured a victory. The next will be in the league championship at Rhyl and Flint respectively. Talking about the Charity Competition Some little while ago I heard it rumoured that the Management Committee bad a small balance to dispose of to some Charitable Institution, of about ;610. If it has not already been disposed of, I would recommend the Flintshire Dispensary, as a most deserving oharity. The only league match on Saturday was between Bangor and Carnarvon, at Bangor. The visitors played hard and fast, whilst the homesters kept up a steady speed, eventually winning by two goals, to none. Bangor, as yet, have an unbeaten record, and on Saturday they go to Wrexham to meet Newtown in the semifinal tie of the Welsh Cup. That Bangor will win, I have no doubt, as they do not play a football game-to be admired-but to win. The Newtown team have a oonfidenoe in themselves that may suprise us, but that will not count for much against Hampshire's Welshmen," who have the superior weight. e The draw for the Welsh Junior Cup semi-finals resulted as follows: — Shrewsbury Athletio v. Wrexham Reserve or Wrexbam Old Boys, at Oswestry; Queensferry Ironopolis v. Rhosrobin Institute, at Buculey. Ties to be played on or before March 7th. REPORTS OF MATCHES & FIXTURES. 03iox v. RHOSTTLLBN.—The tie in the second round of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Charity Cup was played at Chirk. The home team started to press as soon as the ball was in motion, and a one-sided game ended: Chirk, 9 goals; Rhostyllen, 1 goal. WBBXHAM v. RUABON ALBION. This Denbigh- shire and Flintshire Charity Cup tie was played on Wrexham Racecourse on Saturday, in fine weather, and on grand turf. Both sides were thoroughly represented. Hughes put the ball in motion for the home team, and they at once made for the visitors' goal. Wrexham pressed almost throughout, and at half-time led by three goals, to one. The second act was a counterpart of the first, and the final saw Wrexham winners by seven goals, to three, FLINT BBAT RHYL.—The second round of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Charity Cup, played at Flint, last Saturday, developed into a rough game. In the first-half the homesters soored twice, and had by far most of the game their lithe and aotive forwards simply making rings round their somewhat heavier opponents. After the interval, however, a tinge o roughness was displayed by the visitors, one of whom retired hlut. Before tho close both teams scored twine. Final result: Flint, 4 goals, Rhyl, 2 goals.
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0 FFYNNONGROEW. FIBST MABBIAGB AT ST. ANDREWS' ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL ClIUBOB.-On Monday last the marriage was solemnized by the Rev. R. D. Thomas, Bagillt, at St. Andrew's English Congregational Chnrch, of Mr. John William Dickinson, butcher, with Miss Margaret Williams, daughter of Mr. Edward Williams, Talaore Terrace. This being the first marriage celebrated in the church the bride and bridegroom were presented by Mr. Whiteford, Llawndy, on behalf of the Church, with a magnifi- cently bound family Bible and also a Congregational hymn Book. The Church was orowded with persons who attended to witness the ceremony, the oontraot- ing parties being both well-known in Ffynnongroew.
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