EARTHQUAKE AT HOLYWELL. A severe shock of earthquake was ex- perienced in Holywell, at half-past five this morning. Houses were shaken, and the furniture in several places was disturbed and crockery broken. The shock was felt all along the North Wales Coast, and at Abergele it was felt with great violence. Later reports shew that the earthquake was no local disturbance, the shock covering a wide area, and was distinctly felt in several towns and villages in England.
HOLYWELL URBAN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the above Council was held at the Town Buildings, on Monday last, Dr. James Williams, J-P., presiding; and there were also present—Councillors J. Carman, J. H. Hague, J. W. Davies, T. Griffiths, W. Owen, Joa. Jones, Joa. Garner, Edw, Foulkes, T. A. Lambert, Robt. Richards and Dr. J. 0. Jones; olerk-Mr Robert Thomas. THE PROPOSED INFECTIOUS HOSPITAL. At a special meeting of the Council held on the 16th alt, a letter was read from Mr P. Harding Roberts, with regard to the erection of the proposed infectious hospital for the district, and it was recom- mended that the Council appoiflt a deputation of six members to attend the conference.—The Chairman remarked that it had been stated that the Council had appointed too many on the deputation, as other Oouucils had only appointed three representatives.— The recommendation was adopted.—The Clerk said that the reference made at the Mold Urban Council with regard to a Holywell Council who had pooh, pooh the affair, did not in anyway refer to them, Possibly, it was the Rural District Council that was meant. THE AMALGAMATION OF OFFICES. At a special meeting of the Council held on the 7th inst., it was passed that the various offices of the Council be amalgamated.—" The Clerk read the minutes of the meeting. It was resolved that the duties of clerk and surveyor be amalgamated at a remuneration of 160 a year; and that the duties of inspector of nuisances, inspector of slaughter houses, inspector of common lodging houses, of dairies, and cowsheds, hackney carriages inspector, market hall inspector, assembly hall keeper, heeper of the public offices, inspector of new buildings, and market toll collector, be amalgamated at a salary of zC60, the clerk being instructed to insert an advertisement iu the local papers." Mr W. Owen said before the minutes were con- firmed he should liko to know where the age limit of o year had Come from. He certainly never heard lt The Clerk said he believed it was in accordance with the Local Government Board, He had written to the Secretary of the Urban District Councils Association, asking the experience they had had in the matter, and he expected a reply every day. Mr W. Owen: I point it out as I know that there are several who would apply for the offioe, only for the age limit. I consider it monsterous; the Local Goverment Board ought to sanction any appointment we make. The Chairman said it was not mentioned, but it had been explained to him by the Clerk after the meeting.—It was decided to give the Clerk authority to act upon the reply he received from the Secretary of the Urban District Councils Associations.—Mr Edw. Foulkes said he believed the restriction of 40 years appeared in the advertisment of the Rural District Council, when they advertised for an inspector. Mr Carman said he objected to the inspector being also the inspector of hackney carriages. He did not intend it to bo left out of the cotiee, but it was hie intention of giving it to someone with more authority. —[syjr J. W Davies: Too many offices for cne man.]—Mr Carman continuing paid he considered the pohco should have that office, 'and the office o» iospeotoi- of lodging houses. He' pro- posed that the minuton be amended and the two offioes struck out.- -Mr Joseph Jones seconded and the resolution wa agreed to. Mr Lambert askt.d would the Hackney Carriage replied 8«<vme in'° ,for°e next year P-Tbe Clerk and r reyulit"'g cabs beeu withdruwu°jinat ag° *imit ^as now "Wu.] IN0EEA8ED WAGES. The recommendation of the Finance Committee, in the case of the dispute with Mr James Jones abmt tar- local stones lo pay 3s. 3d per load accl a i'iirr,her reoommendation to increase the pay of the foreman roadman to lSd. a week and the other two to 17s. a week, were uaanimousiy agreed to. THE SPRING GARDEN'S WELL. At the Drainage, Water and Well Committee the analysis of the water of the well at Spring Gardens w as received and it was recommended that the Well be closed. The analyst's report was as follows :_CI I horeby certify that I have analysed the sample of water from spring received November 20th with the following result:— In parts 100.000 of water- Total solid matter in solution • • •. 127-6 Chlorine 11-55 Nitrogen as Nitrates and Nitrites 4 24 Free Ammonia 003 Albumoid Ammonia. Misoopical examination—fragments of cottontibres and vegetable. From the above results it is evident that the ss'.rnple is seriously polluted, apparently with sewage matter, and consequently is a very bad water for drinking and domestic use.—W. F. Low, F.I.C., &c., County Aseayer." Accompanying the report was a letter in which the analyst said The pollution appears to be due ohiftfly to oxidised sewage matter, as the amount of nitrate was eqormously in excess of its normal amount for a spring. This form of pollution is often spoken as previous sewage contamination," but in many crises it is undoubtedly of very recent origin as nitrification frequently takes place very rapidly, in this case I should say from the result, thai: the ground through which the water runs must be very seriously contaminated." The Chairman That just confirms the optnion I had all along. Mr Joseph Jones asked could not the water be made to go into the main drain, when the well was olosed up. It was decided to close the well, and latter in the meeting authority was given the clerk to take the necessary steps, and secure the attendance of the auulyst at the sessions to give evidence. LIGHTING AND HIGHWAY COMMITTEE. This committee recommended that owing to recent ocriiplaints reeeived of the bad liht given by gome of the lamps, the attention of Mr H. B. Chamber- lain be called to the matter, which bad been done. The committee also recommended that three more lamps be lighted in High-street, one by Vron House, one by the Red Lion Hotel, and one by Mr Cuddy's. A letter from Mr Edwd Parry, Hope House, Peny- maes, complaining that there were no lights on the Penymaes road, was read, and the clerk was in- structed to reply that the letter was under considera- tion .-Mr J. W. Davies was of opinion that the whole'of the lamps in the district were in a bad state. Mr Thomas Griffiths said he objected to adding a lamp in the top part of the street. There was one bv the Post Offi ;e. Mr T. A. Lambert: It is a very dangerous place, The Chairman pointed out that on one side of the street they had quite a line of laiups whilst on the 0; her side they had soaicely any light at, all. Mr J. W. Davies suggested that the lamp by the Pjat Office be madll higher. Mr J. H. Hague pointed out that the light at the Post Office was for the public convenience, so as to bi) able to get at the letter box, and not for lighting the street. Mr Griffiths proposed that the minutes be passed as amended, and that no lamp be fixed at the top end of the town. He did not, however, object to the other two, and after some further discussion this was agreed upon. THE NEW BUILDINGS AS A POSTING STATION. A recommendation of the Market Committee to do away with the exhibition of placards calling attention to concerts, and other entertainments, in front of the new buildings gave rise to consider- able controversy. Mr T. A. Lambert said it was only right that people should be allowed to exhibit such notices as they brought grist ilo tlio mill. Mr Carman said he certainly could not fall in with the views of Mr Lambert, nor of Mr Griffiths who supported him. He thought that such an architec- tural structure as the Town Buildings were, should be something more than a bill posting station. A great deal of money had been spent on beautifying the structure, and now they were going to hide it bsbind boards. He drew attention to the faot that the board before the building had been the means of children doing considerable damage to the buldings. Mr T. A. Lambert said after that speeoh, he pressed his poiot more than ever. Mr W. Owen eaid he did not think that anyone doubted that a toird-arid a proper one-should be provided, bnt it was the bits of boards that were now stuck before the Town Buildings, that gave offence.—Mr Jos. Jones seoonded Mr Carman. Upon going to the vote, eix voted for the amend- ment that a moveable board be fixed in front of the Town Buildings, and four voted for fixing the board in the Blue Bell entrance. A PUBLIC JUMPING GROUND. Mr J. W. Davies complained that upon a recent occasion he observed three young men making use of the steps of the Town Buildings as a jumping ground, and the entrance to the Market Hall was made a marble playing plaoe, as well as the interior of the Market :Hall.-Mr W. Owen We ought to provide the inspector with a birch rod (laughter). —The matter then dropped. SANITARY WOBK. The Inspector was directed by the Sanitary Committee on the 9th December to make out a list of the persons who had had their night soil removed, for the purpose of estimating the costs, BO as to recover the amount from them.—The Clerk said he had not received it.—Mr J. II. Hague (Chairman of the Sanitary Committee), said as a result of the recent visit of Dr Mirant, 63 notices bad been served in the distriot, and he expressed a hope that the people would assist them in the work they were now doing, so as gradually to bring the whole town into a clean state. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Offioer of Health (Dr K. M. Lloyd), reported that there was no increase of zjmotio diseases in the district since his last report. TOWN IMPBOVEMENT COMMITTEE. At a meeting beU on the 9th Deoember, this committee recommended that the Inspector take the necessary steps to condemn certain houses in Penyball-street, which were unfit for habitation.— The Chairman (Mr Jos. Gainer), congratulated Mr T. Griffiths on the improvements he had carried out at Yr Odyn, Whitford-street. COSTLY PATCHWOBK. Mr W. Owen said that the expenditure entailed in filling up the holes in the pavement of the streets was scandalous. Itwas what he called a right down scandal" to spend something like £ 40 to jE50 on filling the holes in the pavement with cement. He considered one side of the street could have been paved for that amount. When the question was considered it was the intention of the Council that only a temporary job costing about 44 or X5 was contemplated. He had written to Mr Water- house, the Chairman of the Finanoe Committee, about the matter and had received a reply to the effect that Mr Waterhouse was only sorry that his health prevented him from coming to protest at the meeting of the Board, as he quite agreed with Mr Owen.—It was pointed out that the cutting of a drain and the expense of laying down a new pave- ment in Whitford-street, and the purohase of several drain traps were included in the JE40 odd,—Dr Jones and MrThoa. Griffiths thought that Mr Owen should withdraw the word Licandalous' as he was one who voted for the cement.—Mr J. H. Hague moved that at the next meeting of the Council the question of obtaining a loan for the purpose of re- paving the streets be considered, which was agreed to. ABBBABS OF BATE. A resolution was passed calling upon the Collector to require payment of the outstanding rate forth- with. THE WORKMEN'S CLUBROOM. Mr J. H. Hague asked what was being done with regard to the Workmen'/>! Clubroom.-The Clerk replied th:it at present they were unable to proceed but he would call a meeting when it had been dl cided as to what courie to adopt.—Mr W. Owen Sliid with regard to the olubroom, he considered that as the money had been left by the latn Mr Ellis Eytoo, M P., for the erection of a working- mon'8 clubrcoon, the room ought to be a Liberal C ubroom, ns Mr Eyton was a Liberal candidate when he left the money (laughter).—Mr J. H. I Hague: Yes, but ? it was used to gatob Con- servative votes, it ought to be a Conservative club- room-(more laughter.)—Mr J. W. Davies said the Liberals had better go and secure it. Tiley were welcome to it, as the Conservatives had a clubroom (increased laughter). CHRISTMAS SHOW AND MARKET. Mr Thomas Griffiths pointed out the necessity of deciding upon a day for the Chrismas Show aud market, and it was decided that a general request be issued that the show night be on Tuesday and the market day on the Weduesday before the Christmas Day, and that the shops be closed on the Saturday.
FLINT. A DESEBTEB AT FLINT.-At a special sessions at the Town Hall, on Friday last, before Mr C. E. Dyson, John Wilson, of the Carmarthen Artillery Militia, was brought up in custody by Inspector R. Jones, charged with being an absentee.—The officer stated that he apprehended the prisoner on the 10th inst., at 11.30 p.m. in the Brick-yard.— The prisoner was ordered to be handed over to an escort. SALE AT MAESGWYN.—On Monday and Tuesday last, an important sale was conducted at Maesgwyn Farm by Mr Wm. Ireeman, auctioneer. There were large attendances both days, and high pricea ruled generally. Barley fetched 6s. 8d. per hobbet; seoonds, 5s.; second oats, 4s. 7d. beans, 6s. 9d. Farming implements sold exceedingly well. Pigs realised about 8s. per score dead weight, and young pigs 24s. 6d. eaoh. The prices paid for oart horses ranged from 26t guineas to £¿3 10s. The cattle were in rather low condition, and not all in profit, and they sold from Y,7 to E14 10s. Yearling calves fetched splendid prices. For the old oak furniture in the farmhouse there was considerable competi- tion, old chests, corner cupboards, and dressers realizing quite fancy prices. CHRISTMAS AT THE POST OFFICE.—Preparations are being mada to meet the extra pressure at tha Flint Post Office during the coming Christmas and New Year. The public are requested to post early, placards being exhibited in the window calling special attention, to the advisability of posting Christmas cards and parcels not later than the 23rd December, to ensure their delivery by Christmas day. Special despatches will be made at 6 p.m. on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th December, and it would be of great advantage if the public were to poet in time for their correspondence to be forwarded by these des- patches, more especially business letters. On the night of the 24th the letter box at the offioe will be elosed at 9.20 p.m. All further information can be seen in the windows at the Post Office.
RHOSESMOR, CONCERT.—A very successful concert was held in the National Schools, on Friday evening last, on behalf of the School funds. In the unavoidable absence of Matthew Francis, Esq., who had been announced to preside, the chair was taken by the Vicar, and the entertainment was very ably conducted by Mr Shem Jones, Parish Councillor, Bryn Glas. The concert opened with a selection by the Brass Band I Gems of Columbia,' ably conducted by Mr W J Harper. They gave in the second part their Carnarvon prize piece iEolian Lyre.' which elicited loud applause. Mr Harper also conducted the Male Voice Choir in the test piece for the approaching Chester bisteddfod Dewrion Sparta,' which was rendered with much effect, the tenor eolo forming a marked feature. The Jinstrumental portion was further sustained by Miss Wilson who introduced the second part of the programme with a pianoforte solo rendered in a talented manner. The singing of Pleserfad y Niagara,' by Mr Woodward; » Y ddan Delynwr,' duet by Messrs Davies and Jones; song by Mr J R Jones, and song • J'erl fy Nwyfron,' by Mr R Davies in the former part ot the programme, as also I Llwybr y Wyddfa,' in the latter part by Mr J T Davies were well received. The Misses Davies and Thomas were heard to advantage in the songs Hen Groesffordd y Llai' aad Dreams of Paradise,' and Mrs Brown sang Dolly's revenge' very sweetly with much taste and sympathy of expression. The Rev It S Davies achieved a marked success in the Powder Monkey,' and Mr R P Edwards found scope fur a fine tenor voice in his song Anchored.' The song Cockles and Mussles,' by Mr W A Redfern was loudly re-demanded and fairly brought down the house, Mr Kedfern gave the Diver,' as an encore, Some capital comic songs were sung by Mr Cooper and Mr Ellwood, who thus introduced a variety into the programme which was evidently highly appreciated. A hearty vote of thanks having been passed to the promoter of the concert, Mr J C Brown, who had been ably assisted by Mr W J Harper, and to the performers, the singing of the National Anthem brought the very enjoyable entertainment to a close. —
BRYNFORD. DEATH OF THE REV. DAVID JONES, RECTOR. Towards the close of the present year of grace has closed also the earthly career of the Rev. David Jones, the first rector of Brynford, to the profound regret and sorrow of his parishioners of every class and creed. Thfr late Rector was no ordinary man; he has impressed his personality upon the district, and so long as Penyffordd Church (as the native Welsh people prefer to designate it) remains, so long too will linger the memory of its first Rector. It is unnecessary to refer at length to the events which gave rise to the erection of the Churches at Brynford and Gorsedd. How Pantasaph was originally intended as a Protestant Church; how Dr. Short, Bishop of St. Asaph, attended the stone-laying, and Archdeacon (afterwards Cardinal) Manning preached the sermon in Whitford Church how Pantasaph on the adoption of the Roman Catholic creed by the then Lord Feilding, was handed over to the Catholics; how to counteract this movement the Church at Brynford was built by Arch- deacon Jones, then Vicar of Holywell, and that at Gorsedd, by the late Dr. Richard Briscoe, Vicar of Whitford-these are all matters of local history. Brynford Church was consecrated on July 12th, 1853, and was first opened as a curacy to Holywell, and was placed in charge of the Rev. David Jones, who was then curate of Llanymawddwy. He was a scholar of St. David's College, Lampeter, and was ordained deacon in 1851, and priest in 1852. In the course of years Brynford was assigned a district, and became an incumbency, and afterwards by the acquisition by purchase of the rectorial tithes, became a rectory. During Mr Jones' long residence at Brynford, he has established flourishing National Schools established various Church agencies, built a beautiful rectory and reclaimed a large tract of barren mountain land; and also founded a mission room at Milwr. He was a remarkably vigorous worker, and kept himself to a sur- prising degree in touch with every class of his parishioners by whom his death is generally and deeply lamented. Church life in Brynford was active and flourishing, and the congrega- tions at Brynford Church were generally regarded as the largest in any country parish in the diocese of St. Asaph. Mr Jones married a daughter of the late Mr Henry Hughes, of Well-street, Holywell, who sur- vives him. The funeral will take place in Brynford Churchyard next Saturday, at two o'clock.
Markets and Fairs. MANCTTKSTKII HAY AND STRAW.—Hay, to 5^D clover, Lincoln, (ijd Cheshire dittoed to (jd; straw, wheat, 4111 ditto oat, 4d to 41d per stone of 1 libs. LONDON POTATOES.—Good supplies, and a bad trade at the following prices: Scotch Dunbar maincrops, 70s to 90s; ditto Bruce magnums, 60s to snowdrops, 70s to 80s hebrons, 60s to 65s; Saxon, 50s i 0 Cos; abundance, 45s to 60s; magnums, 415s to 5 s imperators, 15s to 65s; blackland Bruce, 45s to 5CIs per ton. WREXHAU.—Tliera vrai3 a large supply of fat stock at to-day's market, and good prices were realised. Best beef made 7d per lb.; mutton Td to Hd, and veal 6d to 8d. Lat Scoich wethers made up to 54s each, fat Weish wethers np to 55s each. There was a splendid clearance. MANCUKSTKR FAT Ptcv.—Supply large, and demand rather Blow. First-class pigSi &6CQfld-cl(HSB, Cs to 7s > li ird-cla»sf 6a to 5ft w per 29lbs»
WHITFORE. PUNEIIAL OF THE LATE VIOAR. Amidst tokens of widespread sorrow the rf mains of the Ifev Thomas Zophaniah Davies, k. A., who had been for thirty-one years Vicar of Whitford, were laid to rest in the family Vi ,nit near to the Church porch in Whitford Oaurchyard, on Saturday afternoon l ist. As the mourners arrived from various directions, tt e bell of the ancient Parish Church tolled a mournful knell, and at two o'clock the funeral cortege left the Vicarage, by way of the drive, in the following order The Church Choir; the mombers of the Old Club (of which the deceased w,is chaplain), wearing funeral sashes; the County Magistrates, including Messrs R. Sunkey (Ohai?man of the Holywell Bench), Jos Garner, Holywell; 0. Davison, Connah's Quay; J Lloyd Price, M ertyn Hall; John K Evans, Greenfield House A Eyton, PlasLlanerchymor; B A Cope, Saithaelwyd (Clork to the Holywell and Caerwys Sessions). Members of the Holywell Board of Guardians: Messrs 'Wm Thomas, J.P. Plas Newydd (vice-chairman of Board of Guardians) Isaac Hughes, J.P. (chairman of the Holywell Rural District Council), Wm C Pickering Rhewl House; Wm Roberts, Glanydon House; J Kerfoot Evans, H)lywelJ; S. Wilkinson, Flint; Edward Hughes, Isgian; Edw Evans, Perthymaan. M, P. Harding Roberts (clerk), Mr W. H. Roberts (assistant clerk), Mr TLos Hughes (Workhouse Master), Mr -Henry Jt.dl, surveyor, Ty Ma-n; Mr Arthur Robert, B gillt, and Mr P. Smith Jones, Whitford (relieving ofcicers) Mr John Marsden, Holywell; Mr Taos Bugshaw, Whitford, and Mr Samuel Edwards, Ynoeifiog (assistant overseers); Dr J. T. Jones, LT'aoasa; Dr J. W. Parry, Bagillt; Members of the Whitford Parish Council came next, a.ud auaongthem w,re Messrs Wm. Roberts (chairman), Evan Bryan Jppheth Jones, Douglas M.-icNieoll, AUx, Barratt, Wm. Bakewell. T. E. Williams, Japhetb J oue", ai d J. S. Lloyd, (clerk). The Clergy present wero R,v li. O. Williams (rural dean), vicar of Holy- wH, Rev Jos Davies, curate of Holyweil; Rev W. A. Morris, Holy Trinity Church, Greenfield; Rev Griffith Joaes, vicar of Mostyn, Rev Wm Williams, curate of Mostyn; Rev R. Davies, vicar of Goriedd; R^v A. J. M. Green, rector of Halkyn; Rev T. Ll. Williams, Rev D. W. Davies and Rav Silas Evans, viiars choral of St. Asaph; Re Thos Wil-itins, reotor of St Mark's, Connah's Quay; Rev Watkiu W illiams, rector of Nannerch Rev J. F. Rees, rector of Caerwys; Rev O. Davies and Rev R. Jones-Roberts, curates of Flint Rev Otinr, oviateof Ysceifiog. The Churchwarden, Mr John Jones, Fachallr, followed, tut bis co-warden, Lrd Mostyn, was prevented through ill-health from atttnding. The body, which was enclosed i:i a shell aad beautiful oak coffin with brass fittings, wa; borne or the shoulders of villagers, a p*il being dis- pensed with, as the ooffin lid and tides were covered with floral wreaths. The mourners were Mr W. Cowell Davies, barrister-at-law, London; and Capt F. H- Davits, R.N. (60ns of the deceased), and Dr J&.iaeS Wiliiarnd. Holywell. Among the genetal public who followed were: Meer-rs J. B. Folding, Upper Downing; J. Prys Eyt JU, Cold Mawr; N,wbold, Mostyn S. Sutcliffe, Mosiyn; Thos G-iffiths, Hoiy well; John Carinau, Holyv cli; Thos. Thomas, Holywell; J. C. Davits, lu.A. (a.ad- juster of Holywell County Schoo.). WmFroemm, Pirtbyterfyn Cottage; T. A. Laiubeit, Holywell; I/f W. Jones, The Grove; Cooper (:2), Springfield; David Williams, Dylrdwy Villa; A. Earl, Cros- stieet; John Owens, Plasueha; Abel 0 -vens, Wern; Jonn Bagshaw, Celyu, and a large body of the parishioners. A number of the county polios were present, together with Major Webber, ehiof constable, and D puty Chief Constable Hughes. Several of the neighbouring gentry sent their carriages, including Mrs Johnson Jones, Pistyll. As the body vva3 placed opposite the chancel, ard the mourners took thrir stats, the Dead March" was played upon the organ by Mr Wra. Jcnes, organist and choirmaster. The service in the Church and at the graveside was taken by the Vicar of Moetyc., and the lesson was read by tht3 Vicar of Gorfedd. In the Church, the deceased Vioar's fft.TOfits hytriu Lead, bndly lij/ht' was sang, and btiorb the mourners left the gravusido they san. the woll-hnown Welsh hymn Dan dy fondith wrth yta^dael,' The coffin was supplied by Mr Thos. Hughes, undertaker, Holywell. W reatbs and flowers were reo ived from Mrs Davies, The Vicarage; Mr and Mrs W. Cowell Davies, and the Grandchildren; Capt and Mrs F. H. Divic-s, Hawkehurcb, and the Grandchildren the women servants at the Vicarage; the men servants at the Vioarage the children of the Day ard Sunday Schools, Lord and Laly Mostyn, the Hon. Harriot, l<s,ex, and Kate Mustyu, the Earl of Denbigh, Mr J. B. Feildinur, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire and Mrs E. O. V. Lloyd, Rhaggait; Sir Thomas and Lady Storey, L^n^aster; Miss Storey and Mrs Greig, MrJ. W. p. Storey, Pres- w .lfa, Rhyl; Mr Wm. C. Pickering, Mr aud Mrs Cope, Mr and Mrs Bakewell, Rev D. and Miss Morgan, Ysceifiog; Rev G. and Mrs Jones, Mostyn V:carage; Mr and Miss Sankey, Mr and Mrs Eyton, Mr and Mrs J. Prys Eyton, Mrs Spencer Cooper, Mrs J ohubon J oues, Drand Mrsjas. Williams, Mits Williams, Pentreffynuon, As it is quite impossible to thank everyone in- dividually, tho widow and sons of the late Vifar request us to express their heartfelt gratitude to all kind friends and neighbours, high aDd low, rich and p< or, for innumerable acti and tokens of affection and respect recently shown to the memory of the late V car,and for many letters and messages of sytnp ithy With, and muoh kindness to, hie family in their ^r^sent sorrow. An air of deep mourning and solemnity pervaded the village on Sunday, the day following the inter- ment of the Vicar. The morning service was taken by the Vicar of Mostyn, and the sermon was preached by the Lord Bisnop of St. Aaph, from Romans xy., 6.—'The God of pa'iLnce.' Holy C, mlillinion was afterwards administered, and at tbe Welsh service in the afternoon, the. Bish>,p also proashed from the word,3-1 Thou art not far from the kingdom of God' (St Mark xii., 34). Funeral hymns were sung at both servioes.
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THE STARVING VICTIMS OF THE SULTAN To the Editor of the Flintshire Obse rver." Sin,-I am asked by the Secretary to the Duke of Westminster's Committee to invite yon, if yon have not already done so, to publish the subjoin d letter, a.d to intimate that subscriptions from Wales ini y be conveniently paid to J. Evan Roberts, E-q., J.P., Bangor (Treasurer for Wales), or to the Hon. Treasurer, Grosvenor House, W. I take the oppor- tunity to inform your readers that there is great Iled for clothing (which should be warm, not toe un.ch worn, and in good rephir), for the refugppe, and prepaid parcels will be gladly received by Mrs Jacob Jones, Clifton villa, RLyl. -Yours, etc., E. V. ARNOLD. Bangor, December, 18D6. oia, Although the hearty co-opcration of the M .yors aud Provosts of the United JsCinu-dom and tiu generosity of the pullio has enabled the Com- mittee of the Armenian Relief Fund to remit, through the Foreign Office, S60,000 towards the support of 400,000 distressed Armenians io Asiatic Tt.rkcy, we regret to say that the increasing claims upon the Fund for the service of twenty-six relief depots now open render a further appeal necessary. We desire that regular monetary assistance may be supplied to the benevolent agencies which ate work- ing under the direction of Her Majesty's Represen- tative nt Constantinople, Athens ati(i S(fi i. In this terrible crisis we feal sure that our countrymen, who have never yet turned a deaf ear to the crios of tho etcrving and perstcu'ed, will continua to libeial!y aic' with their J.ounty the unhappy victims of the Reign of Terr, r in Turkey.-Yourei obedintly, AEOYIL, President Armenian Relief Fund. WESTMINSTER Cli-iii-inqil of Committee. \V. E. GLADSTONE. Grosvenor Hous-e, W., 30th November, UhG.
THE ATTACK UPON THE BAGILLT NATIONAL SCHOOLS. To the Editor of the (< Flintshire Observer. SiR,—At a large and thoroughly representa- tive meeting held at the Baptist Chapel on the 11th inst., the letter of one who wrote under the nom deplume of Fair Play," that appeared in the Observer on the 10th was discussed and fully entered into. The committee are greatly in- debted to "Fair Play" for his letter, because it has been the means of strengthening and tightening the bond of Nonconformity. The letter abounds in mis-statements and lack of knowledge of facts. In his introductory part, the writer accuses the committee of some hole- in-the-corner meetings, which is a grave mistake. The committees were published more than once in the majority, if Dot all, of the Nonconformist Chapels, hence his accusation is without founda- tion. His notion of the object of the meeting is vague and unfounded, for the committee never for a moment contemplated any crusade against the National Schools. The meeting had a two- fold object. In the first place, the report that the managers of the above Schools, intended to extend their premises, brought The Noncon- formist Education Committee" into existence, because they maintained that it was their duty to study the welfare and education of their children, In the second place, the committee was formed for the purpose of discussing the Education Bill and preparing to fight for the School Board, should the Government introduce a bill similar to the one introduced in the early part of the year. It is curious that one who styles himself Fair Play stoops to use such unworthy epithets about a committee whose objects he evidently was not aware, calling the committee such names as irresponsible cabal," j new Inquisition," "secret council," "private crusade," false friends," witless backbiters," is not worthy of one who poses as Fair Play." He has again betrayed his ignorance of the object of the committee, although he asserts that the success of the National Schools had created the malice aud uncharitabloness." The writer breathes sarcasm and malice against a School Board Official and Minister." Nothing has rufflgd the official, as he has refused to have anything to do with the committee, but the minister's position has compelled him and others to take an active part in the movement for the sake of Nonconformity. Will Fair Play kindly explain how is it possible that an additional £ 1000 will be added to the taxes if the Board Schools will be crowded. We trust that Fair Play will not skrink from this obligation. MEMBER. Si.R,-As a Nonconformist, and one who is interested in the social aud religious welfare of Bagillt, I entirely disapprove of the covert attack which is made these days on tho Church and its Schools. It is impossible for any liberal- minded man to support a movement which is both unfair and ungenerous. I generally find the most faithful to their own people to be the most generous to others. Bagillt National Schools require no defence, we must all admit the high reputation these schools have earned and maintained for many years-and further— they never were in a better state of efficiency than at the present time. We are also bound to ac- knowledge that the present Vicar is a constant and laborious worker-we cannot shut our eyes to this plain fact. The work which he has already done—(through almost unsurmountable difficulties)-duridg the short time he has been here is something remarkable, and I really think it would be well for our own Ministers and Teachers to emulate the good man, and "Go and do likewise," rather than spend their valu- able time in endeavouring to frustrate useful agencies which are doing such excellent work in the neighbourhood. A Nonconformist.
Football. MOLD RED STAR3 v. DKNBIQH.—Played at Mold on Saturday last, Mold wiuDing by two goals, to nil. WELSH JUNIOR Cup.-In this competition, on Saturday, Os wetry Res rve beat Royal Welsh Warehouse (Newtown) after a rough game, by three goals, to rAil.-Stans,y Villa, 4 goals Buckley Victoria, 2 goals. THE WELSH LziGug.-Newtown improved their goal average by b(;at;ug Westminsttr Rovtrs by 10 goals, to 1 g,al.-Ciiirl, added still another two points by beating Brymlo, whom thty family astonished, although only scoring one goal to nil.
HOLYWELL v. FLINT. WHBBE IS THE SKNIOS CUP F-jrkit, FAR AW AT." The speculation regarding the progress that would bs made by our local team in the strull IcJ for the Welsh c"p, of which trophy the Batigori ins are now the holders, has not yei bjen reduced to fact, and not until the protests laid are considered by the Welnh Association, cm we truly say—they go no further. Although it was expressed upon asking the opinion of "those in the know" that the Holywell team at the comm nceinent of tbe game were favourites. The game was played on the Hly well ground, before a large and exoitel crowd. Mr. J. Taylor, Wrexham, refereed. The teams were as follows Holywcli-Goal, B. Rafferty; backs, R Jones, and J Jones; halves, Oare, Williams aud Gallagher; forwards, G Jones, W 0 Jones, J Ll Wi G Gillman, and J Williams. Flint :-Gual, Davies; backs, Roberts and Lloyd halves, Jack Price, J as Price and J Lloyd forwards George, Bibby, Pierce, Jackson, and Malin. J. Pierce opened tho game for Flint, in a down- pour of rain. Holywell attacked, compelling tbe tacks to clear. After a severe fctrupele, Holyw, 1. centre scored a beauty. Flint from the '-entre-kh-k made'.r.tc '■:$for the honae g)al, a-id secured a enmber of corners. Tbe visiting forwards played with more dash, and scored a claim for offside was over-ruled. Holywell again pressed, so heavily as to cause Lloyd to kick through his own goal. The Flint goalkeeper now did some capital work, and the ball was transferred to tbe home end, Flint securing an easy goal, through a misunderstanding on the part of tbe home backs. At half-time tbe score was :— Holywell, 2 goals Flint, 2 goals. A struggle for the lead, the like of which has not been seen for some time, and dtspite the heavy downfall of rain and boisterous wind, a capital came was exhibited. The homesters bad the best of matters, throughout this moiety, and only a plucky defenca saved them from defeat. Flint got down into tbe borne goal, and scored fro n a corner. The homesters tried to retaliate, but at the final the score was; iliat, 3 goals; Holywell, 2 groals. Protest wero lodged by both teams, but whether they will be su.-tained is a matter of conjecture.— Flint proteet again-t the ground whilst Holywell claim the match alleging their opponents played an iueligiblo man.
LOCAL FIXTURES. -S.&TUILDAY NEXT. Bangor v Holywe!l (N. W.C.L). Holywell Reserve v Que nsfeiry Reserve. Mold Red Stars v Buckley Victoria, Qurcn^ferry v Garston Coprer Works. Rhyl v F.int (will uicst likely bo played at Flint).
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Births. HUGIERS-ON the 14th inst., at Central Buildingp, Gronant, the wife of Mr Joseph Hughes, of a son. Deaths. BURRIC-ON the 15th in-t., at Salisbury-street, Flint, Jane, widow of the late Mr Patrick Burke, aged 63 year. EDWARDS—On the 14th inst.. at Summer Eill, Holywell, Mr John Edwards, omnibus driver, aged 23 years. EDWA-RDS-00 the 15th inn-t., at Gadlyg La DO, Bagillt, Holywell, Henry, son of Mr George Edwards, aged 2 years. GUTENS-On the 13th inst., at the Workhouse, Holywell, Margaret Ann Gittens, aged 4 days. GRIFFITHS—On the llth inst., at Ty'n Twll, Mold Cottasres, Margaret, widow of the late AIr Samuel Griffiths, aged 73 years. HUGHES—On the 6th Mr Thomas Hughes, shoemaker, Downhill, Bagillt, aged 75 years. JONES—On the 15th inst., at Brook-street, Mold, Mary Eiizabe h, widow of the late Mr William Jones, aged 60 yfar. Joua-On the 15th inst., the Rev. David Jonee, Rector of Brynford, Holywtll, aged 68 years. JONES—On the 16th inst., at Swan-street, Flint, the wife of Mr Owen Jon s. METCALF—On the 16th inst., at Zion, near Holy- well, Mrs Elizabtth Metcalf. ROBERTS—On the 16th in-t., at Pentre, Bagillt, Mr Charles Roberts, aged 56 years. RCBEETS — On the 16th inst.. at Downing Terrace, Mostyn, Jane, wife of Mr Ishmael Roberts, aged 48 years. WHITB-On the 12th inst., at Swan-etreet, Flint, Janp, widow of the late Mr John White, aged 85 years.
IN MEMOBTUM. In loving memory of oar dear children Louise Emma, Thomas Barnes, Deborah Jane Gertoride also, our eldest daughter Maude, who died December 3rd, 1882, aged 7 years ani 9 months. Years have past, but still we miss you, And our hearts never throb with glee, When we think our dear children, Whom on earth no more well see. Parents, Brothers and Sisters, -r MORGAX, Late Chapel-terrace, Bagillt,
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The second witness in cross-examination, said the farm fnm which he started in the morning was about a mile and a half from the town house where Uis grandfather lived and received the letters. ile could n./t teil whether the letter referred to had come before he left or uo,. --F,), the defence Mr Bell contended that they had uade a bargain for £ 13 if the pony suited, and nothing else had been mentioned.—Mr rrendetville, in giving evidence. said that the bargain \vas arranged on the roau a little way out of Holywell The plaintiff asked £ 19 at iirst and it was finally arranged, that .4;, 8 be paid, and if the plaintifl was not batlsfied with the Chulue offered, be culd have the other one pound for irin..elf—His Honour pointed out; that there was an admit- tance of the pound"; he should like to know what the defendant meant by the pound It was rather a funny proceediug to give a man a sovereign for doubting the veracity of the cheque—In explanation the defendant said he supposed it was "luck or something given with horses -His Honour gave judgment for the plamtiif for the amount claimed A PUBLICAN'S BKBT Messrs W and W T Pierce, Bagillt, sued for tho recovery of an account against Mr John Ellis. of Halkyn—Mr F Ll Jones, (Messrs Bromley and Jores) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr C W Dell, defeuded-Conslderable time was spent in going through numsrous books and documents and in fixing the amount of a c funterclaim as a set-off The claim was originally for £ 6J 3s cd on an old account, and 1;1 lis Gd on a new account The defendant had made a last payment at the close of H9-! From the amount £ 61 14s Gd, there was a counter claim set up-His Honour gave judgment for £ iG 6s (id net ALLEGED SHEEP WOBKYINO. This was a casein which Mr John Brownlie, Merllyn Farm' Babell, sued Air E AI Evans, Brynford, for the recovery of the sum of £-3 the extent of damage done to the plaintiff's sheep, by the defendant's dog on the 7th of November.—Mr J B Marston, .Hold, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr F Llew Jones, defended.—Mr Marston said he had a detailed account of the claim and wished to have it amended. lie had allowed £ 2 as the amount a butcher might allow for the worried sheep, but in that calculation he was 12s Gd out as the butcher had only given JEL 7s 6d for the three, Mr Brownlie said, on Saturday, 7th November, he went out of the honse at half-past six o'clock in the moriaing He first went up the granary steps to look at the field where his sheep were As he failed to see them there. he went toward* the fields Ha saw the sheep being hunted and afterwards saw a dog there The liglr was sufficiently good for him to see sheep and dog distinctly He watched the dog and noticed its proceedings and that it went towards the defendant's residence There were four of the sheep badly worried and bleeding, and the wool was snatched and pulled and broken He afterwards called upon Air Bagshaw and both of them went in persuit of the dog It was easy to follow the dog's footmraks They ultimately got to Mr K vans' house and saw h s wife He aske,1 for the dog, but Mrs Evans gave him no answer that he could understand He went to the yard and found the dog in an old barrel, and Mrs Evans came out and admitted the dog had been foose for two nights He had to drag the dog out of the barrel, and its head was ail over blood He showed it to the deiendant and the answer he got was that it had been fighting with another dog and was wounded lie examived the dog and failed to find a wound lie said to Mr Evans "I will not loose the dog until some agreement is made" and he added that he would send to Holywell for a proper vomit, and in reply to that Mrs Evans said Oh no, we want to keep it quiet" Mrs Evans brought out salt and hot water, and \ir Bagshaw poured the salt and water into the dog s mouth He held the dog fast until it was giving almost its last gasp and he then held it head downwards by its hind legs and tail (laughter) Out of the dog's mouth there came a pieoe of mutton with wool on it—Mrs Evans said it was a piec-i of bacon—(laughter),—but Mr Bagshaw baiditwasmutton Mrs Evans replied that it was bacon, and she would get it analysed lie said he would take two sovereigns for each sheep worried to settle there and then paid on the spot, and said ehe fairest way was for a man to be sent by JUr Evans and he would send one to value the sheep Mr Evans asked them to call and see Mr Price, butcher, and go and valne the sheep lie sent for Mr W Lloyd to value on his behalf lie then met Mr Bagshaw and Mr Price (the defendant's valuer) and they selected four sheeP and Mr Price and Mr Lloyd examined them One of the sheep afterwards died, and it was buried lie s,) Id the ovher three for iLl 7s 6d, to Mr Matthews, Caerwys The ewes were almost all in-lamb ewes For the last few years he had been engaged in improving his breed of sheep—In cross- examination, plaintiff said his house was about two "miles aS Srow flies from defendant's residence lie was on the watch ecause there had been a good deal of sheep worrying in the district He admitted that some of his neighbours kept doys He did not dispose of his dog because he had been told by Mr Robert Roberts it had been worrying his sheep After the emetic given the do,, did not vomit blood Messrs Wm Lees, Worn Farm; Dutton, The Beeches, Saltney John Read, Northop Hall, and John Edwards, veterniary surgeon, were called to give expert evidence as to the damage done to in-lamb ewes by being worried and hunted. Mr Bagshaw, Calcot Farm, corroborated the plantiff's evidence He said when they found the dog it was looking very guilty (laugliter)-,Ur Marston: Yes, very "sheepish," I suppose (renewed laughter). John Jones, rural post messenger to Caerwys, stated that as he was going on his way on the morning in question he saw some sheep bleeding, and he called Daniel Jones, attention to them. Daniel Jones, farmer, Babell, and other witnesses having been examined the case was adjourned to the next Court A similar action, but for a less amount was also broutht by Mx Bagshaw against the same defendant, and that also was adjourned.