IIOLYWELL RUUAL DIsTRICT COUNCIL. The lEtul fortnightly meeting of the Couuc 1 was h-.Li on Friday last, Mr Isaac Hughes, (chairnvm) presiding, and there were also present: — Messrs W. O. Pickering and Wm. Rob^r's, Mobtyn John Petrie, Greenfield; John Davies, Ysceiuog E. Leaning, Brynford Jaui'.s Prince and W. H. Lloyd, Connah's Quay; U. T, Barker, Bagillt; C. J. Batteri, and Edward Evans, Llanasa; Robert Williams, Newmarket; Win. Astbury, Ncrthop Edward Hughes, Whitford; John Price, Gwaenysgor; Mrs Buddicom, Nannerch, and the Clerk (Mr P. Harding Roberta). ENCROACHMENT AT MYNYDD ISA. Mr Edward Foulkes, reported upon the | encroachment on tho common at Myuydd Ida, Mold He found that Mrs Peters' fence en- croached u.pon tho common for about two yards after allowing tour feet from the hedge He also s-tw Mr l'ugh, who said he had put up R fence by the advice of certain members of the Parish Council, and if the District Council compelled him to take it down, he should make them pay the expense he had been put to.—The | Clerk read correspondence upon the matter, from Mr Pugh and the Mold Parish Counel I It waa decided to leave the matter in the hands of the Mold Parish Council. BIlYXGWYN LANE. A letter was iead from the London ar.d Noith-Western Railway Company stating that they bad given instructions to their permanont way inspector to repair Bryngwyn Lane, Ncrthcp. DIVERSION OF THE STRAND PAXIL The Clerk said that he hid written to Mr U. Bromley, after the last meeting, with regard to the course to be pursued by the Welsh Flaniael Company in regard to the diversion ot the road as applied for by them, and in reply Mr Bromley stated that the matter was now in the hands of his son, Mr R. Bromley, solicitor, llolywell. PEXBEDW TOWNSHIP, The Cle'k reported that ho hid received fiom the Local Government Board a return to be filled in with regard to the expenditure of the township of Penbedw.—Th6 return ho had made was nil. BAGILLT WATER—"A STOPPAGE." The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board which stated in effect that they were not prepared to sanction the borrowing of the money for the carrying out of the Bagillt Water supply. The letter also stated that tho Board would require that the conditions mentioned in their previous letter of January 17th must be observtd before thoy could give their sanction to the borrowing of the further loan.—The Chairman said that if this were done, it would involve them in an expenditure of about X1500. The work that had been already done cost something like £ 700, and would have to be done over again. At Bagillt they were anxious to have a drainage scheme costing from £ 4000 to 16000, and where would the rates be then ? He thought it was bad enough for the Local Government Board to nulify the effects of gentlemen who had given their time for the benefit of the locality for nothing. What had been done was on the recommendation of the Medical Officer, and a great deal of trouble had been gone to to obtain a good supply of water, and now they had found one, it was a shame the Local Government Board did not support them.—Upon the pro- position of Mr H. T. Barker, seconded by Mr W. H. Lloyd it was decided to ask the Local Government Board to reconsider their decision. —The Clerk said if this did not succeed a deputation should be sent to the Local Govern- ment Board, THE HALENDY CULVERT. A letter bad been received from Mr Dawson, of the London and North-Western Bailway Company, stating that he could find no plan of the culverts in question, or he would most willingly have sent it to the Council. DUBLIN DRAIN. It was reported that the work at Northop Hali, had been carried out by Mr. Astbury at a c st of E8 17s. 8d.. whereas the tender recei'ved by the Council for the work was £ 20. —A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Astbury for his services. TIIE DIVISION OF THE RURAL DISTRICT. A draft of the petition of the Mold Parish Council, to the County Council, to divide the Holywell Rural District Council into two parts, one to meet at Mold and the other at Holywell was considered -The Clerk said an enquiry would be held, and it was for the Council to decide the steps to be taken with regard to a represetativo attending the enquiry.—The Clerk said he did not wit-h to conduct the matter himself, but he would point out that tho Mold Committee already had power over tho sanitary matters —The Chairman said that he thought if the Clerk went over to the Mold meeting every month, it would be sufficient.- The Cleik pointed out that the memorial had not eminatod from the councillors who represntod th district on that Council. The memorial stated that sanitary matters in the Mold district were quite unattended to, which was incorrect; a9 all sanitary matters were submitted by the Inspector to the Mold Committee before they came to that Council.—On the proposition of Mr Leaning, seconded by Mr E. Hughes. it was decided to oppose the application of the Mold Parish Council, and the Clerk was appointed to represent the Council at the meeting. RESIGNATION OF MRS. RILLLIPS, RIIUAL. Mrs Philips, Iihual, wrote stating that she would not be able to attend the meetings of the Council for the future, as she was leaving tho nel,-hbourhood.-Tho Clerk said he did not know whether the letter was to bo considered as a resignation, as no member of the Council could resign without the permission of the Local Government Board. He would enquire whether Mrs Philips wished to resign or not. —Mr Batters said Mrs Philips could absent herself from the Council for six months, and then she would cease to be a member. DR. BRUCE LOWE'S REPORT. This matter was considered and upon the proposition of Mr Petrie it was decided that the Inspector should report giving his recommenda- tions, as to dealing with the various pollutions of the River Dee. THE DISINFECTANTS. Only one tender was received for the supply of chloride of limo, being from Mr T. Gratton Thomas. Bagillt, for 13s. per cwt. (delivered at the Workhouse or stored in his own warehouse at Bagill.) The tender was accepted.—Mr Petrie complained of the oxhorbitant price the Council had to pay for its disenfoctants. He did not think it was fair to the largo ratepayers to be getting a barrow-full of stuff here and there, and having little bills always cropping up.—Mr Batters supported, and said he quite agreed with Mr Petrie.-The Chairman said that if the Council had a store as suggested by Mr Petrie, and wanted a small quantity of things at Mynnongroew or a long distance"off, the cartage would cost a great deal.—Mr Petne There is also another thing I noticed a pound or two of cement at ijd. a pound. It was ridiculous J^d. a pound -was £ 14 a ton wherean it could be got anywhore for 44a delivered fr'.e to Holywell stat Batters: It is ridiculous; and how they expect large ratepayers t1 stand t. f don t ku w, DVFAPN liVWVH, WELL. Mr Loaning said t. i- ;1" hoped the Council would see that this important well was prolec.-d as halt the people of the mountain obtained. their water there.—It was decided that the Surveyor be instructed to attend to it. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual meeting of this Board was held subsequently to the Rural District Council, the Rev. T. Z. Davies (presided), and besides the District Councillors, there were present Messrs S. Wilkinson, Flint: Joseph Garner and J Kerfoot Evans, Holywell; Wm Thomas, Ysceifiog; Miss Hughes, Coleshill; and Wm. Matthews, Caerwys. THE HOUSE. The Master's Journal shewed that since the last Board-day, when there were 211 inmates, 5 had been admitted and 2 discharged. There was one death, and the number remaining in the House was 213.-The number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight was 166 as com- pared with 228 during the corresponding period of last year. CONTRACTS. The Guardians accepted the following tenders for the supply of the Workhouse, for the coming half-year Currants, 2d per lb; cheese, 5d per Ib; flour, 19s per 240 lbs; bran, 4s 3d per 100 lbs thirds, 10s per 200 lbs; eplit peas, 10s per cwt; soda, 48 6d per cwt; blacklead. Sd per doz salt butter, Is per lb; salt, Is 4d per cwt; mustard, lOd per lb; blue, öd per lb; raisins, 3d per lb; vinegar, 21d per quart; rice, lid per lb.Messrs E P Jones and Co, Bagillt. Caudles, 4d per lb.-Messrs. Edwards and Lloyd, Holywell. Coined beef, 59 6d per 14 lb tin; yellow soap, 19s per cwt.—Mr T Griffiths, Canton House. Beef and suet, 5gd per lb mutton. 6M per lb.-iNIr Geo. Edwards, Mold, Coffins, 15s; and half price for children.— Mr Sibeon. Slack, 88 3d per ton; coal, 12s 6d per ton; Mr S Lloyd, Bagillt. Soft soap, 9" 6d per keg petroleum oil, 7id per gallon linseed meal, 4d per lb.-Mr S Jones, chemi3t, Holywell Clogs and shoes.—Mr S Holgate, Hilywell- Bread, 7s lOd per 100 lbs; tea, Is 6d per lb. Mr Joseph Jones, High-street. Sugttr. 16s per cwt; oatmeal, 28s 6d per 240 lbs; starch, 3d per lb night lights, 5d per box coffee, Is 4d per lb; pepper, SAd per lb.-Mossr; J. Hague and Son, High-etreet. APPLICATION FOR AN OLD SAFE. An application was received from Mr E. M. Evans, asking whether the Board were willing to sell one of the safes used in the old Registry Office. Mr W, H. Lloyd: No, keep them; everything comes in for use at the end of seven years (laughter). THE LAST OF THE COTTAGE IIOES. The Clerk said that he had written to Mr Siboon with regard to the contracts for the building of the Cottage Homes, as instructed, I and in reply to him Mr Sibeon had written accepting the offer of the Board, which was that he should be paid E20 in conclusion of the contracts, without prejudice. THE TENDER FOR DRUGS. The following tenders were received in answer to the advertisement for drugs as required by the Medical Officer of the Work- house :-Mr Daniel Hughes, Mold, t6 6s. Od; Mr J. Carman, Holywell, 17, and Mr T. Gratton Thomas, Bagillt, X7 16s. Od.- On the proposition of Mr W. H. Lloyd it was decided to accept the tender of Mr Daniel Hughes, Mold, which was the lowest. THE ESTIMATE. The estimate for the ensuing half year was for £ 10,508, as against XIO,590 during the preceding half-year. The estimate would have to be paid to the Oounty Council by three instalments. APPOINTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL TRAINER. The Clerk said he had received four applications in answer to the advertiement of the Board for an industrial trainer, from the following applicants :-Mary Jones, aged 21 years, Brook Farm, Northop Hall; Mary Elizabeth Williams, aged 40 years, cook at the Workhouse, Holywell; Sarah Jane Jones, aged 20, Woodlands, Gronant, and Mary Ellen Needham. aged 23, at present employed by the Boaid as temporary industrial trainer.—Mr Batters said in accordance with his notice of motion, he had pleasure in proposing Miss Needham; he connsidered her very capable of occupying the post.—Mr S Wilkinson seconded. -M iss Mary Jones was proposed by Mr Astbury and seconded by Mr Prince.—Mr W. Thomas said he had pleasure in proposing Miss M. E. Williams. She was an old servant of the Board and possibly she anticipated having a little lighter work.—Mr John Davies, Ysceifiog, seconded. Mr Edward Hughes, Whitford, proposed Miss Jones, Gronant, and Mr J. Price seconded.—Ou being put to the vote, fifteen voted for Miss Needham; three for Miss M. Jones Miss M E. Williams, received two votes, whilst Miss S. J. Jones received three.-Miss Needham was afterwards unanimously appointed, and appeared before the Board, whom she thanked for their kindness in appointing her, and added that she would do her best to merit their confidence. BOARDING OUT. The Relieving Officers submitted their reports of applications for children, on the boarding- out prilciple.- Considerable timo was occupied in discussing the future homes to which the children would be sent, and the thoroughness with which the work was gone into leaves no room for doubt as to the working of the scheme. —There were about 22 children ready to be boarded-out. and after considering a large number of applications, twelve of them were provided with homes and foster parents.—The Clerk read the agreement which was to be signed on a child being handed over to any applicant, from which it would appear that the children are to be treated as much like their own children as possible, and the spiritual care of the child is also provided for inasmuch as it is compulsory, that the child should attend some place of worship on a Sunday.—Mr W. Thomas said that in considering the creed of the children, he supposed that there would be no distinction made only Catholic and Protestant," and not "Methodist," "Baptist," "Wesleyan," and all that.—Mr Batters said he did not think that Mr Thomas could say all those were the same. —The Clerk thought that as near as possible the children should be put with people of the same persuasion as the children's parents were, and in the case of orphans especially so.—The question of remuneration arising it was decided that the children should be paid for at the rate of 3s. a. week, and S I allowed for clothing. Tha FINANCE. ihe financial statement showed a balance in hand of X2045 148. 4d- cheques required TU 16s. ,d -The next Board will be held on Thursday preceding Good Friday.
J The Sweetmeat Automatic Supply Co. having discontinnpd to use CAPBUKY'S CH-.COI.ATF.S in their automftic^ mactoea those who still wish to procure CADBURY'S CHOCOLATES will be able to do so from most c»f the refreshment rooms at the stations, and from colifeeiotier-
J RKATING AXD SOWING are the two most importantjperiods in the life of the farmer, and granting that all aircumstanees are favourable, he naturally, during- tlie latter period, hopes to get an adequate rttiMi for his labour. As he sows, he expec s to reap and unless constant industry has been exercised- the harvest is generally a poor one. So it is w.th regard to health if we are not constantly on the watch and destroy the frerma of disease as soon as they are discerned, the body becom. s weakened, and at hist is nimble longer to resist, the attacks of tl.. < o in; Holloway's Pills destroy even the most minute traces of dispose, by purifying the blood and strengthening the system.
GREENFIELD. CHURCH LITEBAEY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.-Oi-t Wednesday evening last, the members of the above society assembled in force to hfar Mr Samuel Davies, J.P., C.C., deliver a leoture on "Tho British Constitution The Chairman was Mr. Tbos Hughes. The subject was dealt with in t. masterful and interesting manner by the lecturer and was closely followed by the members present. Mr Wm Jones proposed a hearty voto of thanks to the lecturer this was seconded by Mr Ankrett anc. oarried with cheers. Mr Davies responding brought the meeting to a close. Mr T, Vaughan Hughes, Assoc. Royal School o? Mines, F.I.C..F.C-S., Member Soo. Public Analysts, desires to inform his clients that he has entered into partnership with Mr Alex. E. Tucker, F.I.C., F.O.S., Analyst to the Smetbwick Urban District Council, Chemist to the Sewage and Effluent Water Filtration Co., Ltd., Birmingham, and other public and private companies. Their business of Analytical and Metallurgical Chemists, Consultants, Eleotro- metallurgists and Aseayers, will be carried on under the style of Tucher and Hughes, at 35, Paradise- street, Birmingham, where Mr Tucker has beeu established for many yearr. The branch office at Greenfield, Flints, will be contin jed as heretofore. LITERARY AND COMPETITIVE MEETING. On Tuesday evening last a successful and most enjoyable literary and oompetitive meeting,promoted by the members of the Greenfield Literary and Debating Society, was held in the Abbey Schoolroom. Mr Thomas Hugbes, Greenfield Mills, presided, and the Rev J. O. Davies oondnoted the proceedings. The room was well filled, notwithstanding that jus) before the time for commencing a severe thunder- storm passed over the district. The programme opened with an address by the president, who performed that part of his duties in an interesting and felioitous mancer, the conductor contributing the following complimentary englyn :— t Dyn digoll, llond ein dygwyl,-Hughes union Gwas hynaws ein henwyl; Dyn enwog, a dyn anwyl, Yn Uawn gwaith yw llyw ein gwyl. The competitions embraced a number of aubjeots and were generally very well contested. The lit6rary productions were highly commented upon by tha adjudicators, and the musical numbers were of a pleasant and interesting character, Among the awards were Recitation competition, hymn 370, A. and M., conflne to children of Greenfield Church Sunday School, under 14 years of age, 1, Master G. Bebb 2, Miss L'zzie Bebb, Hymn singing, Yu y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonau," to the tune Ruaseau's dream," three competed, and the prize was awarded to Mrs Wm. Jones, The Bakery, Baeingwerk-row. Only one competition was sent in of a black and white or water colour drawing of Greenfield Church and the adjudicator, Mr Leonard Hughes, F.C.A., awarded half the prize to Master Philip Vickers. The comic song competition created a large fund of amusement, Mr Edw. Thos. Jones bciiag the success- ful competitor. The translations of the verses of thehymns "Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonau," and Bydd myrdd o rbyfeddodau," was divided between Mies Selica Williams, and Miss Agnes M. Williams, Ty Coch, the former excelling in the translation of the first-named verse, and the latter in the second. Four competitions were sent in. Two competed in the soprano solo competition Merch y Melinydd" (The Miller's daughter), the prize was awarded to Mrs Wm. Jones. Four competitions were received of the essay Becoming conduct in the House of God," the adjudicator awarding the prize to Ivy Leaves," Miss Mary A. Williams, Ty Coch, Two boys competed in the amusing recitation, both of whom gavo capital pieces. Master Thos. Edwards, Coei Mawr, was awarded the prize. The trio com- petition" Y e shepherds tell me," was only attempted by one party. The adjudicator in making the award to the party, Mrs Wm. Jones, Miss A. J. Mather, and Mr Wm. Jones, complimented them upon their performance, and awarded the full prize. Three essays were sent in on "Flintshire: Its place names and how derived," confined to members of the society. The adjudicator, Mr Thos. Hughes, who had some time ago read a paper before the society on the subject of the competition, said the productions were creditable and showed that an intelligent inquiry bad been made and interest taken in the subject by the competitors. The competitors while including many place names throughout the oounty, bad omitted to mention many direotly local. The merits of the papers were about equal, and ho divided the first and second prizes between the three competitors—Miss M Agnes Williams, Mr Jas. Ankritt and Mr R. Hy. Lloyd. The quartette competition, in the four-part singing of the well-known hymn Hark hark my soul," prize 1 O., was entered by two parties. The prize was awarded to Miss A. J. Mather and party. Mr T. Vaughan Hughes added to the prize four copies of Mendelssohn"$" Hymn of praise." Interspersing the literary competitions, several songs were given in an appreciative manner by Miss Ware, and humourous songs were contributed by Mr William Gdllagher. The work of adjudicating was ably performed by the following gentlemen :-Essays (Flintshire place names)—Mr Thomaa Hughes, the Copper Works; drawing—Mr Leonard Hugbes, R.C.A.; essays, translations and reoitations-Rev Griffith Jones, Mostyn Vioarage; music—Messrs T. Vaughan Hughes, F,C.S., Greenfield, and Alban Thomas, Bagillt. Miss Ware, organist of Greenfield Church, rendered valuable service to the meeting in her exoellent accompanying of the songs and other musical competitions during the evening. The secretarial duties were ably performed by Mr Wm. Jones, Lodstone Cottage, and in the forwarding of the arrangements for the meeting his efforts were well seconded by the members of the Society, who decorated with rodettes, performed various and necessary services during the evening. The pretty decoration of the schoolroom deserves notice as having been most tastefully effected by the lady members of the society. At the close of the proceedings the President proposed a vote of thanks to the conduotor, adjudicators and officials for the way they had performed their duties. Referring to the sooiety, the President said the Debating Sooiety though quiet had been working hard daring the past winter. He could from personal experience testify to the edifying effects of the society. Un- doubtedly the Rev J. O. Davies was the life and soul of the society, and he deserved sincere thanks for all that he had done. He was personally sorry to hear that Mr Davies was about to leave Greenfield. He had made a mark, and endeared himself to the people of Greenfield and they would severely feel his loss. He believed that through the effort* of Mr Davies they bad laid the foundation of a permanent society in Greenfield. He trusted that Mr Davies and his family would have prosperity, long life and much happiness in their new home.—Mr. Samuel Davies, J.P., seconded the proposition which was oarried unanimously.—The Rev J. O. Davies in reply faid he thanked the Chairman for the happy way he had referred to the society. He was pleased to say that eo far the course of the society had been successful. Referring to his pending departure he said he was sorry to leave ho entertained a deep regard for Greenfield and had received many kindnesses from the people during the two and a half years he had resided there. Be beggfd to propose a vote of thanks to the performers and to Miss Ware for the able eervioes she had rendered, Mr Bunnell seconded the proposition. A vote of thanks to the Chairman and the singing of the National anthem terminated the proceedings.
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Football Notes. By "ZAMBEZI SCOECHEB." NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Matches Goals rid. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Ags. Pts Bangor. 7 6 0 1 16 4 13 Flint. 8.. 6 2.. 1 ..21 17 11 Carnarvon.. 10 4.. 4.. 2 20 16 10 Holywell.. 10 3.. 6.. 1 ..14 25 7 Rhyl 8.. 3 to 5 0 ..18 20 6 j Llandudno. 9.. 2.. 5,, 1.. 9 18.. 5 The Rbyl Reserve beat the Rhyl Celts, by two goals, to none. The match between Holywell and Bangor is credited as being one of the most enjoyable events seen at Bangor this year. The visitors played well and were cot so far behind as would appear to be the case from the score. The Inter-League match in connection with the Welsh League, North v South, resulted in a draw of two goals each. m At Flint on Saturday, Llandudno put in an appearance and were accorded a quiet reception. The general behaviour of the crowd was far more creditable than on the preceding week. After a really good game, Flint won by two goals, to nil. Carnarvon played their last league match on Saturday, Rhyl being their opponents. After a fast and exaiting game, Carnarvon defeated their vifitors by three goal-, to nil, and secured third place in the league a performance creditable indeed. < < Not many teams can show such a record as the "Nops" who have established themselves, beyond a doubt, as a football team of heavy calibre and plenty of grit. t iii Easter is coming on apace, and clubs are making strenuous efforts to secure full holiday fixtures. In connection with this, I must say that I am not entirely alone in protesting against the use of Good Friday for the pastime, and long for the time when the associations will step in and reserve both this and Christmas Day to their proper observanoe. REPORTS OF MATCHES & FIXTURES. HOLYWELL RESERVE v. ALLTAMI ROYEBS.—These teams met at Holywell last Saturday in a friendly match, before a fair gate. An amusing game was witnessed. Holywell pressed, but could not score. The Rovers breaking off, left Kenyon hugging the ground, whilst they secured a goal with a brilliant dash. At half-time the visitors led by one goal, to nil. The second half opened tamely, and after bursting two balls the game was abandoned, with twenty minutes to play, the score being unchanged. BANGOR v. HOLYWICLL.-These teams met in the North Wales Coast League at Bangor, on Saturday, before a large gate. Inasmuch as it was Holy well's last match in the league, very little enthusiasm was shown by them, and when the team appeared on the ground it was noticed that they were playing three reserve men. Gordon Jones started for Holywell, who bowled along in champion style, and the Bangor defence was tested. The home right wing worked up a pretty movement and centred well, C Jones heading in. Bangor pressed for a time, and succeeded in hampering the Holywell backs so much as to cause R Jones to kick through his own goal. Half-time Bangor, 2 Holywell, nil.—Opening the last half. both teams played excellent football, and were evenly matched. Holywell gaining a slight advantage from a free kiok scored. Bangor discounted the point by adding one for themselves she rtly after, and won a hard game by three goals, to nifT
"DELIGHTFUL" FREATMENT FOR CURING CORPULENCE. The process of curing any physical disorder is so generally the converse of delightful" that the use of this and similar terms in reference to Mr. F. C. Russell's now popular treatment for corpulency naturally attracts speoial attention. These terms are to be fonnd in a large number of letters included in the just-issued 18th edition of Mr. Russell's little volume of 256 pages, "Corpulency and the Cure" (Woburn House, Store-street, Bedford- square, London, W.C.). These communications are from persons of both sexes, and it is apparent that their number is represented by thousands annually, who have found in this treatment a safe, rapid, and permanent cure for excassive fatness. This testi- mony forms in the aggregate, indeed, a wonderful record of rapid reduction of excessive adipose tissue, and those who have personal reasons for being interested in the subjeot should send to the above a ddress six penny stamps for a copy (post free) of Mr Russell's notably suggestive little book. "I think the treatment most delightful," writes one out of a large number of equally enthusiastic correspondents. And the expressions" Admirabletonio," Splendid stuff," "A delicious bererage mixed with mineral waters," are of constant recurrence in this singularly- interesting correspondence. The details given by many of the writers of these letters as to the results of tha treatment fally justifies the use of such eulogistic phrases. It must certainly be delightful to experience the sensation of losing unnecessary and dangerous fat by pounds per week, and frequently by stones per month, and that by aid of treatment which simultaneously increases the appetite and renders its reasonable indulgence innocuous. The experience, too, must be still more delightful by the knowledge, which may be gained from a perusal of Mr Russell's book, that his pre- paration is a pure vegetable pToduct, without any admixture of the mineral poisons which are too fre- quently administered. With a condour which also is delightful, Mr Russell prints in his book the recipe for the preparation.
CHESTER AND HOTJYHEAD RAILWAY.—DOWN TRAINS. I oukdays. HOLYHEAD AND CHESTER RAILWAY.—TIPTBAIKB. SUHDATB tB4VB a.m a.111 *,m a.m a..m a.m t a.m. p.m. p.m I p.m ip.m I p.m ,p.m p.m p. ma p.m. p.m | a.m a.m a.m p.m LIATI a.m a.m > a.m a.m a.m a.m.a.m, p.m p.m p.m p.m p.a p.m p.m p.m D.m. p mi p.mi p.m a.m a.m om o m. HI CHESTER 6 30 8 45 10 5 g-g 1145 2 30 3 10 5 10 5 15 6 16(8 33 8 461120 2 38 9 35 1125 6 0 HOLYHEAD 7 45 j 12 3 15 |6 0 8 6 6 6 1 0! 8 6 _J Sandycroft — .16 4l| 8 56 g,g 1156 3 2lj ifi 26 h § 8 561131 9 46 6 10 Bangor (dep). 6 0| 7 56 9 0 1045 1 9 4 25 7 17 9 3 6 55 1 521 '*9 3 gj Queen's Ferry.. 6 45j 9 0 g to 12 0 3 25 |5 30 E g &o 9 01135 3 60 6 15 Aber 6 10! 9 13 1055' 1 19 4 35 7 27 Oonnah'sQuay. 6 50j |9 5 2 g 12 5 3 30J 5 35 6 31 o o,J> 51140 p 56 6 21 LlanfairfeoLa & 15' 8 9 9 1511 0, 1 25 4 41 7 34 7 9 Flint j6 57, :9 12 E q,.5|I212 3 37! 5 42 6 38 ts a 9 121147 I10 3 6 29 Penmaenma.^r 6 21 8 15 9 2l|ll 6< 1 32 4 49 7 41 7 15 Bagillfc ,7 2j 19 17 g So[l218' 3 43! 6 *8 6 44k..| g ]9 181153] 10 8 6 35 Conway 6 31 8 24 9 31|1116j 143 § 4 59 7 53 9 26 7 25 2 23 926 » HOLYWELL. 7 9; 9 22 §.211224 3 49; 1565 550 §,'5>I9 25 1159 1016 6 42 LlandudnoJun 6 38 8 31 9 39 1125 1 51 ■ 6 8 8 1 9 34 UJ « Mostyn ,7 17 9 30 [1231 3 56 Q 6 2!g 57 g x> 9 32 12 6 1024 6 60 Colwyn Bay. 6 49! 8 41 9 52 11351. 2 3 « 6 20 8 14 7 36 0 38 2 JP^statyn 728 .19 42 g § 1242 3 5(4 8 6 12 7 7» 9 g"S » 1217 1036 7 2 Colwyn 6 54 9 67|ll39l. 2 8 "g 6 25 .18 19 7 4of.. | — BjRnrL. ,r 37 ,9 50 3 1250 3 I3j4 17 5 57 6 20;7 16/9 16/«j9 50 1225 3 18 1044 12 5 7 9 Llandulas 7 2 i 10 4IU47 2 14 | 5 35 18 29 I. r~ 2 Abergele 7 49 110 4 1056* a 1 7 ;3 27 6 10! i7 29> 27| 8 •• j 7 18 Abergele 7 7 8 52 1010 H53 ,2 20 (fi 43,1 8 34' 7 fiSl 5 I Llandulas 7 57; 1012 B j.a § 1 15 ,3 53 6 18,' 7 38,9 35| a •• I RHYL 7 21 9 2(9 40,1024 1210 '1250 2 35 3 45 ..5 4016 88 8 48! 10 4 8 513 6 5*20 10 4 > iOolwyn.. 8 5, 1020| g, g 1 21 3 43/ G 24 7 45,9 40j"S a o 7 31 Prestatyn 7 29 9 10j9 48,1032 j 1258 2 43'3 53 5 486 6 8 56 8 14| 5 28 < Colwyn Bay. ,8 9! 1025 11 9 g g 1 26 ;3 48j 6 29: 7 50,9 45i| g •• R, 17 36 Mostyn 7 40 9 22 10 0 1230 1 8 2 55.'4 4> Ifi 596 18 9 7 8 25! ,5 39 j Llandudno Jun,8 25j 1041 1123 g-all 42 |4 4| 6 41J 8 710 5; « 3 49 | 7 48 HOLYWELL. 7 49 9 31 10 9;iOG2 1 16 3 4 4 I3i |6 8,6 27 9 l«l 8 34 3*30 5 48 > j Conway '8 29 1045 11271-g^jl 46 (4 8! 6 45j 8 1110 9 « ° g 3 54 12357 52 Bagillt 7 54 1015 1 21: 4 19;' 6 14 6 33 9 22) 8 4l< 5 54 Zl | Ponmaenmawr [8 38: 1055,1136 g jl 55| |4 18) 6 54' 8 211018US g j -g 8 2 Flint 8 o|9 20 1020 1242 1 26' 4 25 ;6 19 6 39 9 271 8 48 6 0 t Llanfairfechan. 8 44, 11 1 1143^ ^j2 1| ,4 25, 7 lj 8 271024:fe i ro 8 8 Connah'sQuav. 8 8 9 27 1028 1 33! 4 31 16 26|6 47 19 34! 8 55' .*6 7 C £ I ^ber i8 50| •• •• 11 6 •• 6i *• 4 3L1 •• •• •• 8 33 | I w I Queen's Ferry.. I 8 13:9 32 1033 1 38 4 36 16 31 6 53 9 39 | 8 59( 6 12 Bangor 9 10- 111612 5 I 3 2 30 4 50 7 16 8 531039 c? §' 4 25 |1 8 8 40 Sandycroft. 8 20,9 37 2039 1 43 4 44 |6 35 7 0 I9 45 9 4 g Holyhead.1010, 1 0^^ 3 45' '5 48 I 9 51 j-1 f, a 1 48 9 32 Chester | 8 31 9 46 9 55 1050 1120 1 5 1 53 3 35 4 54 6 45 7 15 9 55 'l050 9 20 4*106 30 1060 Z co to I- c>ao a»o >0^ 00lO O ej 1 o;g:>e 1 M ~:— »«• t-t— cc co i.5P H S S S 2 50 251 S S S2 IS 2 S bH flO N CO r<"o <D o «5 O qU [3 • TiCTwwtg-rwio rtHIS Hnoco<ii*vo t*i — CM a^ima rfTH<NNn^io H" Sr/ ^0/D^tO^t-WC-OOOOCCCO fttf3iC,je,OtO<0<gjC0^g^^o0ooio_ atc ototo > s a § |i 01 o M p,^ • to tn N o* d co co co co —Z fi.s S C oililsSII-" gw os2 — 2 2232222^^ 5S dS !5 2 ^4(5 w OiONOiOHOi co ih io « w ih CQ r1-^ o> oo co co -w^coco^o S5 Snco^O —. CO Q t> 1-1 '~i 1-1 T* 1-1 OO oo 00 oo oo 00 00 as2222000"r*'—l,—' x m co co a cs cj_o> a oi ci <v Sj 2 fl !2 [SI^ *5 -<• m if-eo" o a' OMoracq Q —Z us os <M"eo"eo co ^3 PqJ i—i m uj "5 hi—i e* co h -it onwo h a ^5; • „ • Bio (S!>JeocOM-(lU5 r-( PO <9<OfflNN D « t^t-r^r-oooj J3 Jn ••• n c i* t>- h-r-Nt-oo co 3 • n ft "r •••;•••.«. Qj'SS Peg J ■ 5 S f :W fl' fl* :g §3sil III 5§i ;x* :• 3 ?Ss :1 UMSg? :s MI'S 3 Sa!!s s liwalgls « s»| • 5 isijlig llr=»hisfsid irssUi3!. Q |J 03 05 w fc Q$O Od5Dt5HPflP3uq Q HW«P5 £ Ph^OCQQ Q«ofZiP3 S J(5Wc2ol 3 to
TRUSSES (RUPTURE). The Link Shell Truss is the greatest invention of modem times, Dr. Phelan, the eminent physician, writing to the 'Lancet" says:—"It is a truss which I always advise patients to use. It will in very many cases be found an effectual cure." "Lancet" says. on Aug. 4th 189,1 It is an efficient truss for a cure." British Medical Journal," on .Tune 30th,189L says -"It is the most comfortable and secure truss." Medical Times and Hospital Gazette says—" It Is a sure protection against fui ther prolapse, and cure3." Edinburgh Medical Journal says—" It suits exceedingly v,ell for a radical cure." English Sports" says—"It is the mil truss that can be worn by athletes competing in races wlicn suffering from rupture." Lord Kinnard and Dr. Till- I'uiiti'ibiifp. Worn by thr, late Sir Atidrpw Clarke, A1.1' ] 19 Cold Medals. Worn by «93 mnrlical men 'm.- frtainp, from tl:e Link Shell Truss Company ,1. War dour Street, Lonl
RHYL. BE A. 83 BANC AsscOL&TION.-A most enthu-iiastio meeting of hangmen from all parts f North Wales was bell at the Grj«veLor Hotel, Rhyl, last Saturday afternoon. The meeting was convened by meacs of pi inted circulars, which werefent to every band in North Wales and signed by local band- masters. Each band was requested tJ send two representatives to Rhyl in order to form a brass band association for North Wales on similar lines to the South Waks and Monmouthshire Association. The circular was well responded to, the following representatives were present :-Messrs Phillips and Williame, Oak Alyn R T Whitley and E Jones, Colwyn; J D Whitley and W E Jones, Rhyl; J M Jones and P Jones, Llaa, Ffestiniog Evans and Edwards, Lilanddulas; Williams and Jones, Dolwyddelen Edwards and Shuffly, Llaududuo Owen, Penrhynside Dykios and Dennis, Ffynnon Groew Jones, Llanrwet; L P Jones, Bagillt Excelsior Roberts, Llanfairfechan Griffiths, Penmaenmawr; Corrison, Carnarvon Volunteers Jones, Nantle Vale; Robeits, Holyhead Town; Jones, Wrexham Borough; Chapman and Mills, Holywell Welsh Flannel Mills Thomas, Gronant. Letters were received from the following band secretaries, approving of the object of the meeting and promising their support:—Messrs Griffiths, Ffrwd Works; Davies, Brymbo Fox, Buckley Engineers Oliver, Newtown.—Mr D. Owen, Rhyl, was elected chairman (pro. tem), and Mr T. Jones, Ffynnon Groew School, secretary (pro. tem). An able address in Welsh and English on the first Brass Band Association formed in the United Kingdom, namely the South Wales and Monmontbsire, was delivered by its founder-Mr T. O. Edwards, agent of Beseon and Co., for Wales. After various representatives bad expressed their opinions on the object of tho meeting, the following resolutions were unanimously passed (1) That a Brass Band Association be formed for North Wabs. (2) That a con: mittee consisting of seven representatives and the chairman and secretary be formed to draft association rules for the consideration of the various bands.-ThefoIlowingrepresentati ves were appointed on the Committee:—Messrs Owen, Rhyl; L P Jones, Bagillt Dykins, Ffynnon Groew; Jonei1, Colwyn; Hughes, Llanerchymor; Phillips, Oak Alyn, and Edwards, Llandudno.—That the secretary write to Messrs Besson and Co., tendering them the best thanks of the meeting for their generous offer of a silver cup for the use of the association, and accepting the offer.—The members of the committee have arranged to meet at Rhyl next Saturday after- noon, to carry out the work entrusted to them.
0 BRYNFORD. "HOME RULE" FOR THE MOUNTAIN.—From the offioial notice of the Couuty Council published in this issue, it will be found that the efforts of the inhabitants of Brynford to obtain a separate existence from the parish of Holywell has met with success and in a short time the order will come into force, whereby Brynford will elect its own parish council, having a membership of nine representatives popularly elected. It will be further noted that the area of the new parish has been materially changed, an urban portion of the mountain-Oaloot and Penyball mountain—has been transferred to the rural parish of BryDford in exchange for the rural portion of Brynford urban in its character and situation, and which will now form part of the Holywell Urban District. The boundary question would appear to be definitely defined. The rural portion taken into the urban district excludes the Workhouse and the urban portion transferred to Brynford strikes a line from Coetia Mawr farm following the track of an old occupation road to Penyball top and from thence following the line of > certain fields to tho boundary of Greenfield and Holywell townships near the Grange farm The added portion of Holywell to Brynford will be known from the confirmation of the order as the "township of Brynford," and the added portion of Biynford to Holywell as the township of Holy well."
Correspondence. PENNANT THE HISTORIAN. To the Editor of the "Flintiiltirc Observer SIB,-Referring to your correspondent" W .S' letter that appeared in last week's Observer." You rightly correct his statement about Moses Griffiths' birth plaoe, and I would recommend both him and Henri Myllin," to read Mr Pennant's own account of his genealogy and descent from Tudor Trevor, related in his History of the Parish of Whiteford, first edition, dated Downing, April 6th, 2 p m., 1795, page 26, and after a careful perusal of the whole history, we would be glad to have their views through your Observer." it p »>
THE GOOD OLD TIMES" AT HOLYWELL A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. Sir,—Above 10 J years ago the proprietors of the Cotton Mills in Greenfield had much trouble with their workpeople because of their lack of punctuality and early rising. At last, the workpeople had to submit to their employers demands and on the 30th Nov., 1781, they entered into a very curious agree- ment-a copy of the original of which is annexed. In those good old days the workpeople had to stait work in summer at 6 o'clock a.m., and leave off at 6 p.m. in winter at 7 a.m., and leave off at 8 p.m. The women's wages ringed from 2s. 6d. to 6s. a week, and the men 9s. to I Is. a week, con- sequently a fine of one penny per morning was to them a most serious item. Not one of those who signed the agreement could write his or her name. We often hear of the Good Old Times," and as often hear There's a good time coming bOYi!but give me the present times for hours of labour, wages and home comforts. I can give the names of one well-to-do family, whose parents were married in Holywell before 1781, their house was a one-room hovel in Peny ball- street, their furniture consisted of two boulder stones for chairs to eit upon, one bundle of straw, which cost twopence, laid on the floor fcr their bed; the husband's wages were nine shillings a week. "30th November, 1731.-Wo whose names are hereunto snbscrib'd, being rovers at the Cotton Works in Holywell, do hereby agree to forfeit one penny, to be deducted out of our wages, if we neglect to come to our work at seven o'clock every morning in the winter, or within ten minutes to pay one penny for every morning we neglect, and the same forfeit to be paid if we neglect to come within ten minutes after two in ye afternoon,—and the same forfeit to be paid if we do not remain út sur work untill eight o'clock in ye evening. And it is also agreed that the amount of the forfeits shall be equally divided amongst any three of as that do behave ourselves in most deserving manner.-As witness our hands the above date." CuBioua.
-*— —. CORPULENCY A SOCIAL CURSR.-The arrival, of most social circles outside of the West End in London, of the months which are specially devoted to in-door festivities, bring with it some melancholy reflections for many who find themselves rapidly becoming the victims of extreme obesity. In. convenient at all social functions, corpulency becomes a terror to those who specially delight in the attractions of the ball-room. The dancing man whose weight is observed to be increasing at suoh a rate as to suggest the danger of severely crushed toes, finds it hard to secure an eligible partner while tha fair dame whose embonpoint has extended beyond the ccmfices of gracefulness, finds herself however fond of dancing, relegated to the melancholy position of "wall-flower." There is, really, no reason why ladies and gentlemen who enjoy dancing should not, like some members of tho royal family pursue their favourite reoreation well ou into middle age. The difficulty of obesity certainly need not interfere with the enjoyment, since everybody I who is anybody in good society Low knows something of the wonder-working properties of the system for curing corpulency introdaeed by Mr F. C. Russell of Wobnrn House, Store Street, Bedford Square', London, W.C. The invariably efficient preparation which Mr Russell has invented, forms in itself a delightful beverage and its use enhances all social enjoyments, instead of interfering with them by tirtwome restrictions as to diet, &o. "Corpulence. and the Cure," a most interesting little volume of 256 pages, which contains tho recipe for thy preparation, may be bad (post free) by sending six penny stamps to Mr Russell's address as above.
COCOA is more than a mere stimulating and refreshing. Irink, it is also a nutritious food, and one of the most nrerinus gifts of nature-sustaining and invigorating the system probably morn than any other beverage. The Lance refers to Cadbury's Cocoa as i lic standard of highest purity it present attainable in regard to cocoa.
L L ANASA. WILL OF THE LATE MB. H. D. POCllIN, J.P.— Probate of the will has been grunted and the personal estate has beea valued at £ 13,26) 16s. 9d, of Air Henry Davies Pochin, of Boduant-hall, Eglwysbaeh, and Golden Grove, Llanasa, J.P., and D.L., High Sheriff for Denbigh 1887, M.P. for Stafford 1868- 69, a director of the Metropolitan Railway Company, of H. D. Pochin and Co., Limited, of John Brown and Co., Bolekow, Vaughan, and Co., the East Cannook Colliery Co., the Globe Marine Insurance Co., Palmer's Shipbuilding Co., the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co., the Staveley Coal and Iron Co., and the Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. who died on the 27th October last, aged 71 years. By his will, which bears date September 28, 1894, Mr Pochin appointed as solo executrix his daughter Laura Elizabeth, wife of Mr C. B. B. McLaren, of 45, Harrington-gardens. Having made considerable dispositions of his real and personal property in favour of his daughter, the testator devises to his wife Bodnant-hall and such part of the pleasure grounds as he had not disposed of, and the use of tho furniture and household effects for her life, but with such powers of sale and exchange, as if she were tenant in fee simple, and not under the re- strictions of a life tenancy, subject, however, to the condition that Mrs Pocbiu shall settle the property in favour of his daughter upon like trusts with those declared in his previous dispositions in her favour. Mr Pochin leaves all the residue of his property to his said daughter absolutely.
— Markets and Fairs. MANCHESTER HAY AND STRAW, Monday.—Hay 4 £ d to .5jd, clover, 5Jd to 6d wheat straw, 3^d to 3|d, o«t ditto 2id to 3d per stone of lllhs MAN-CHESTER FAT PrG. Monday There was a smaller supply at this market compared with last week, alla trade was rather slow The top priee realised was 1s 4d, secondary fis 6d, third quality, 5s 3d to 5s 6d per score of 201ba WREXHAM, Monday—There was only a moderate supply of stock at to-day's market. Good dairy cows sold well, making up to £ 18 l?s 6d each, and stock culls made up £ [a each. Best beef was very dear, making fully 6sd per jj. There were not many store beasts on oner, and these we~p very dear The supply of sheep was rather limited, and quotations of mutton ruled from 7d and Sd per lb TIIC-A was a fair supply of fat calve?, and prices reached as :MS per head ihe pig trade was about the same as W week, porkets fetching from 7s i-d to 8s per scorn as| bacon pigs from 6s 6d to 7a Gd I U 8Core lbs- and RpoOL., LIVERPOOL. Monday—There was a smaller Kiinriiv nf mf,i Stfcan'd tCl5:d P' ""MM; SS
THE FLINT & DENBIGH HOUNDS WITJJ MKKT Hitn]'lav, MlCrch 2«th Bodfari. At 11.30 a.m.