NORTHOP. NATIONAL SCROOL.-The report of the Diooesan S ripture Examination held last November is now to hand, and states that I exoellent work is still being done in this school., The school is classed excellent.' R. Blackwell, S. Liversage, A. Davey, and M. Astbnry obtained konour certificates. The inspector was the Rev. J. Ham Lewis, of St. Asaph. RINOBBS' SUPP £ B.—OQ Tuesday, by the kind invitation of Mrs and Miss Sandars, Lower Soughton, the Parish Oburah bellringers, eleven in number, had their annual supper. The room and table were prettily deoorated, and presented a very a pleading appearance. On the removal of the cloth a short toast list was gooe through, and the remainder of the evening was spent pleasaotly in various games. A hearty vote of tfyaoks was accorded to Mrs and Miss Sandars, for again entertaining the ringers. This is only another instance of their generosity, and the great interest they have taken in the ringers has been the ohief means of keeping the band together.
GREENFIELD. SKBIOTJS ACCIDENT TO POLICE-CONST ABLE WILLIAMS -On Wednesday last a serious accident happened to Police- constable William Williams, stationed at G-reanfield. He bad gone down the Crenas to get 00 the Mostyn road, and when about to cross he was struck in the side by the shaft of a sbandry coming from the direction of Mostyn. The forte of the blow threw him down and the vehicle passed over him. He was picked up and conveyed home, where he was attended by Dr J. Owen Jones, Holywell. The injuries sustained inoluded the fracture of two ribs and severe shook to the system. CHURCH LITEBABY AND DEBATING gociwY.-On Wednesday, January 6th, the members of the above met at the Library room, when Mr Hoghes Pieroe, dilivered a leoture on •• The aims and duties of a Sunday Sohool Teacher." The chair was occupied by Mr T. B. Gregory who after a few introductory remarks, called upon Mr Pierce to deliver his lecture. The lecturer who was accorded a hearty reception, dealt with the subject in an able and eloquent manner, gaining the closest attention of the members at the onset and maintaining it to the end. Mr Gregory proposed and Mr William Jones seoonded a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Pieroe, and the meeting was brought to a close by passing a vota of thanks to the chairman. GBEBNPIELS CHTTBCH.—The ohoir of Holy Trinity Church, Greenfield, on the evening of Saturday last, at the invitation of the Curate-in-charge, sat down to the pleasures of the table. Supper being ended a vote of thanks was proposed and seconded to Miss Leigh, the Lodge, for her generous subscription towards the treat, it having been her custom for years past to recognise the faithful services of the choir in this way. The rest of the evening passed merrily and all too soon. In a party of born musioians, there was no difficulty in drawing up there and then a lengthy, yet interesting programme. Needless to mention names when all sang equally well, save that Mrs Morris, Heatbfield House, and Mr Ankritt, the organist, acoompanied the Bongs on the piano. The Rev. W. A. Morris in drawing the social evening to an end, said, that he was glad to see that the choir had mastered in full force, and trasted that they had one and all spent a thoroughly pleasant evening. He bad enjoyed their company eo muoh that he only wished they all met oftener. However, he trusted that a social gathering of that kind would be an annnal event in Greenfield, The singing of the National Anthem brought a pleasant evening to a el J* „
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PANTASAPH. 'I SUCCESSES AT THE ART CLASS. DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES. The distribution of certificates gained by the students of the Pantasaph Art Cla-s, connected with the Flintshire County Council Technical Committee, took place on Saturday. The Right Hon. Lord Mostyn, C.C., had intended to preside,, but owing to an accident, he was unable to be present, Bishop Mostyn and Mr H. A. Cope, 0.0., Saithaelwyd, were also unable to be present. The ohair was taken by the Rev. R. Davies, vicar of Gorsedd, and there were also present Mr R. Sankey, Holywell; Dr. James Williams, Castle Hill Lady Marshall, Mrs R. Davies, Gorsedd Miss Langdon, Madame Berry, &a., Mr P. Mostyn Williams, organising secretary to the Technical Committee of the County Council, and Mr J. Hanmer Hutchings, Art Master, Chester. The Chairman in apologising for the absenoe of Lord Mostyn, expressed the regret felt at his lordship's inability to be present. The success of the art class was exceedingly gratifying and it was a credit to the students that they had done Be well during the past session. The number of certificates gained was unprecedented and as the class had from its commencement been aa advancing class he had no doubt, but, that under the able management of the Rev. Mother, it would continue to progress (hear, hear). THE ANNUAL BBPOBTS. Mr Hutchings, en behalf of the Secretary (the Rev Mother), presented a report of the progress made by the Class during the session 1895-6, which stated:—The class commenced with 33 students as compared with 36 the previous year. The subjects taught included elementary and advanoed stages of freehand, model, light and shade, perspective and geometry, with the addition of elementary design (taken at this oentre fer the first time) During the session the class was visited by H.M. Inspector who reported very favourably on the work dune, specially mentioning the design class. Twenty-threa students were presented for examination in various subjects. Twelve out of the number succeeded in gaining 18 first class certificates and 32 second class certificates, also two elementary teachers certificates, making a total of 52, compared with 36 certificates gained by 36 students last year. One student on this ocoasion making a remarkable record of five first class certificates (three in advanoed stages). Referring to the works sent to South Kensington, for examination in April. In addition to the ordinary work, two sheets were submitted as examples of elementary design—and were accompanied by the actual work carried out. One of the sheets w.n awarded a book prize in the National Competition —a great honour for a class of this description. The gross amount of grants earned amounted to iiO as compared with J632 for the previous session. It will thus be seen that though the numbers in the classes were not so large the work improved considerably. Mr Hutchings in some remarks addressed to the students, on the work done, said it had given him great pleasure to have the opportunity of conducting the Pantasaph class through the third term of his office. He had found greater interest and enthusiasm than ever. It had given him much gratification to see the way elementary design had been taken up and the results that had followed. He had had the pleasure of seeing the work hanging in the National Competition at South Kensington, and as far as he was able to learn it was the only specimen of its kind represented. The award of a National Book Prize made for that piece of work was riohly deserved. The attainment of five first class certificates by one student no less deserves notice, i In the present classes there were a number of young stadents, who, if they became fired into enthusiasm by the splendid achievements of the past year would maintain the reputation of the Pantasaph Art Class (hear, hear). In conclusion he thanked the Rev Mother for her kind co-operation. She was a most painstaking and energetic seoretarv, and to her was due in a great measure the oredit of the success of the classes. LIST OF CBBTIFICA.TBS GAINED. The following is the list of certificates gained by the students at the examination held under the Scienoe and Art Department, South Kensington, at the close of the session 1895-6, and handed to the winners by Lady Marshall, Holway House :— GeraldineLigohters—Elementary D certificate, 1st class. Freehand advanced, 1st class; model elementary, 18t class; perspective elementary, let class; freehand elementary, 2nd class; design elementary, 2nd class plane geometry elementary, 2nd class. Winefride Firth—National Book Prize for design elementary D" certificate, le-t class; model advanoed, 1st class; design elementary, 2nd class; freehand advanced, 2nd class model elementary, 2nd olass freehand elementary, 2nd olass. Gertrude Dickmont-Model advanced, 1st olass; model elementary, 1st class; light and shade advanced. 2nd olass freehand advanced. 2nd ola-qq light and shade elementary, 2nd olass. Nellie Rafter-Light and shade elementary, 1st class freehand advanced, 1st class; freehand elementary, 1st class; light and shade advanced, 2nd olass; model elementary, 2nd class. Annie Firth—Light and shade advanoed, 2nd olass; freehand advanced, 2nd class; light and shade elementary, 2nd class; freehand elementary, 2nd olass. Mary Rose Fleming-Art Master's Prize for the most successful student of the year. Freehand advanced, let class; model advanced, let olass light and shade advanced, let class; model elementary, 1st class; freehand elementary, let class. Lizzie Rafter—Freehand advanced, 1st class; light and shade advanced, 2nd class; model advanoed, 2nd class; freehand elementary, 2nd claw model elementary, 2nd class. Edith Donoghue-Freeband advanced, 2nd olass model elementary. 2nd olass; light and ehade elementary, 2nd class; freehand elementary, 2nd class geometrioal drawing, pass. Gertrude Welsh-Seoond prize for success in art. Freehand advanced, 2nd class light and shade advanced, 2nd class design elementary, 2nd olass; light and shade elementary, 2nd olass; geometrical drawing, pass. Leah Stevens-Light and shade elementary, 2nd olass; model elementary, 2nd olass; freehand elementary, 2nd class. Edith Wraight—Freehand elementary, 2nd class. Camilla Parle-Light aud shade elementary, 2nd olass. Mr P. Mostyn Williams in proposing a vote of thanks to the Reverend Mother, as secretary of the Pantasaph Art Olass, said he represented the County Counoil, who were the patrons of that elass as well as other classes in the oounty, and he may say that they were very much gratified with the successes obtained by the students at Pantasaph. As he had said on a previous occasion, the County Council were prouder of this olass than of any olass in the county. The results of the olass have been uniformly satisfactory for the past three years at least. It was an advanoing olass, and he was pleased to see the same students remaining in the olass from session to session, and obtaining the oertifioates in all stages. The results at Pantasaph justified the expenditure by the Technical Instruction Committee on the olass. They were told this eountry was suffering from a want of technioal knowledge. There was no donbt other countries were paying much more attention and granting much larger sums of money for the teaohing of technology than the British Government. Thev were, however, creeping up, and before many year's are gone by they should be able to obtain some results which will help forward this great eduoational movement. He considered the suooess of the olass was due in a large measure to the oare and attention given it by the exoellent seoretary-the Ray Mother. Dr Jas. Williams, J.P., in aeoondiog the'proposi- tion, said it was most gratifying to hear the reoord of work done by the olass. It was a trae history of progress and industry, and he quite believed the class stood in the fore front of such classes in the Principality (hear, hear). Mr R. Sankey replied on hehalf of the Rav Mother, and thanked the Chairman for his services. —A vote of thanks was, also, accorded Lady Marshall for her attendance, and for presenting the I prizfter which the proceedings terminated. ft j 1
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HALKYN RUNAWAY CHILDREN.—Ou Saturday Acting- sergeant MaoWalt^rs' attention wits oalled, while on duty in Hiih-street, Rhyl, to a couple of ohildien who appeared to be wandering about. The officer, on making inquiry, found that the boy and gitl had wandered from their home near Halkyn. They stated that they had left two or three days previously, aiid had slept one night in a field near Flint. After being further questioned at the Police Station and given food, the children were taken back to Halkyn by the officer who found them, No reason is given for the children leaving their home except that the girl has a tendenoy to wander, and being older than the boy induoed him to go with her. WALKING THE PARISH BOUNDARIES. The members of the Halkin Parish Council walked the boundaries of the parish on Friday. A start was made near the Royal Oak Inn, ani the line marked on the ordnance map was followed, notwithstanding that part of thit3 ground is now being claimed as belonging to Northop parish. The County Council will no doubt eventually be called upon to decide as to the boundary line here. The Council then crossed the common to Pant-y-ffrith, thenoe to Cornel-y-cae and down to Llettyr'eos limekiln. Then following the course of the stream from this point down to the South Halkin Mine, which is no easy matter, it was amusing to see them paddling along, sometimes in water and some- times in mud, but seldom on firm ground. The experience was new to many and afforded some fun. After arriving at the field below the mine, the course was followed up to near the crossing by the briok- works, thence along the course of th6 river to Olwyn Gooh Mine", where the Council was met by Captain Ellis, who very kindly took them through the extensive workings and the spacious and handsome offices of this celebrated mine. After leading the mines, the Council started along the footpath towards Glan-yr-afon. This footpath runs for some distance alongside the Mold and Denbigh Line; here they were confronted by two railway men, who demanded the names of all persons traversing this way, as is their custom on the first day of each New Year. The request, however, was not in this instance complied with, the councillors claiming a right of way, and they all went past the men with out giving their names. They then went along the road to Glan'rafon, where a halt was made for refreshments, after which another start was made westwards. There has evidently, here again been some interferanoe with the boundary. The river has been put back some lards, and a row of ten houses built; the map shows clearly that the old river ran along the front of the cottages, and they ought to be included io HLlkin Parish. The party here had to follow the road onwards to Efel Parey, as they could not very conveniently follow the line because it happens to run right through two mill ponds and the exuberance even of a Parish Coun- cillor is a little checked by such a prospect, especially on a January morning. From Efel Paroy the line was followed past Cilcen Hall, Hartsheath, Rhewl, Tre-llynia, Ffagnalit, Graig Fagod, and thunoe to Waen Trocbiad. Here some of the party became convinced that the work they bad done was sufficient for the day, and commenoed Marching home." The majority however, were bent upon putting in full time," and went on to W doen Brodlas and aorosii Bryn Henblas to Dafarn Dywell. It was now almost dark and it was decided to leave the other part of the parish bouudary to be paraded another day. The company here separated, having appar- ently enjoyed themselves immensely.
BRYNFORD. UNPBOVOXBD ASSAULT UPON A CLERGYMAN.—At Oolwyn Bay Sessions, on Saturday, James Walk Newton, coaohman, was fined j64 and costs for committing a gross and unprovoked assault upon the Rev Meredith Hughes. The latter was returning from service at Old Oolwyn, one Sunday evening, when the man, who was in drink met him on the road and struck him repeatedly without the slightest provocation.
—— FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS WILL XEBT A Saturday, January 16th. Llanrhaiadr. Monday, January 18th Newmarket Wednesday, January 20th Bettws Saturday, January 23rd. Glascoad At 10-45 a.m.
FLINTSHIRE rnADERS & THE LONDON AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY CO. MEETING AT HOLYWELL. On Wednesday a meeting was held in the Assembly Hall, Holywell. for the purpose of considering the Bill now promoted in Parlia- ment by the London aud Nurth Western Railway Company, and more especially as regards the treatment of Flintshire tiaders by C, the Company. The chair was occupied by Dr Jas. Williams. J.P.. and there were also present Messrs J. Herbert Lewis, M P., Joseph Garner, Wm Jones, T. H. Waterhous", Thos. Hughes, Unas Bromley, Thos. Thomas, J. H. Hague, F. :i:J1. Jones, H. V. Lloyd, A. Earl, Edward Foulkes, &c. Apologies for inability to attend the meeting were received from Lord Mostyn, Mr Samuel Smith, M.P., C.1. Howard. Mr P. P. Pennant, Mr J. L. Muspratt, Mr S. K. Muspratt. Mr C. J. Croudaee. Mr Wm. Thomas. Plas Newydd, Mr Matthew Francis, Halkyn, &c. Mr Samuel Smith, MP, said, "I am in entire sympathy with the wish vf my consti- tuency jealously to watch any extension of the powers of this lirge Corporation. The railway rates in North Wales are much too high. In these times of great agricultural distress much too high rates are charged for the carriage of agricultural products for short distances, ac.4 the same applies to the products of mines North Wales is severely hamdicapped by high railway charges, and 1 will do all I can in common with the Members for Wales to remove th;s unjustice." Mr P. P. Pennant considered the meeting a most important one, and he should like to have been present, but was detained by county business at Mold. Mr Sydn y K. Muspratt (Mayor of Flint) in explaining that a previous engagement which he could not cancel prevented his attending, said, 61 1 entirely sympathise with the cause and object of the meeting, and hope many such will be held throughout the county to strenghten the opposition which I understand is being made by the County Council. The high rates charged by the North Western Railway Co., between Chester and Holyhead are simply scandalous, End are preventing the proper development of the mining, manufacturing and agricultural interest. Unless these rates are considerably lowered, I consider strenuous opposition should be brought to bear on the Railway Company, and I hope all the County Councils throughout North Wales will support the opposition." Mr C. J. Croudaee, manager of Bettisfield Colliery, wrote—" No doubt the Railway Com- panies are careful to act within their powers, but in my opinion the time is not far distant when they will have to take a broad view of matters, and meet traders by making reductions in rates and the charges so as to encourage in every possible way home industries." Mr Matthew Francis, M.E Halkyn, wrote- "lam leaving home to-morrow evening, and if I can return in time I shall be glad to attend, but whether or no, I shall be glad to co-operate in any way to further the legitimate interests of the Flintshire traders." a The Chairman in introducing the business, explained that the meeting had no connection with the Urban Council, and was of more direct interest to the traders. He was distinctly neutral in the matter, and therefore acted independently. Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., in an interesting epeech explained the circumstances that made the meeting necessary. The bill that will be laid before Parliament proposes to authorise the widening of the line from Chester to Holyhead, for the purpose of relieving the congested traffic. Of eourse, no one objected to their doing that. He was not there to attack the company, or to argue in any unfair spirit towards them. They were there simply to consider the relations between the traders and the company with regard to the exceptional rates in vogue on that line, and the question was, how did those exceptional rates arise in the first instance ? When the Chester and Holy- head Railway was constructed, many years ago, it was stated on behalf of the promoters that it was to be made through a thinly populated country that the cost of construction would be very heavy, owing to the tunnelling to be done and that therefore they ought to be allowed to treat it as a branch line, acd levy much higher rates than on the main line. This was accordingly done; but since then the oircumstances had completely altered. With regard to the cost of the line, it might have cost the Chester and Holyhead Company a large sum of money; but the London and North-Western Company bought the line at about one-half the oost, so that it was a very cheap line, indeed, to them. Another argument they had was that the sea was on one side of the line, and that they could only, therefore, expect traffic from the other side, and that they were therefore entitled to charge exceptional rates, and they used the same argument now. But what were the facts ? The sea had created a large portion of the traffic of the company it had increased the trade in every way, and when they saw the enormous development of watering-places all along the line, and when they realised the enormous amount of traffic caused by that very sea which the company said was detrimental to the value of the line, they would see that it had enormously increased the value of the line, The Irish traffic was also increasing very largely, and therefore it was quite evident that the Chester and Holyhead line, so far from being in an inferior position to other parts of the company's system, was in a superior position, and he ventured to ask if any part of the London and North-Western system paid better than the Chester and Holyhead iine (hear, hear). More- over, their position along the coast gave them the monopoly, and it was almost impossible for any other company to come and interfere with that monopoly. The Company claimed that the cost of maintenance was one reason why the excessive charges were continued. He did not think that the cost of maintenance should be greater than any other part, because the line ran along the sea coast. Any other company making a line through North Wales would have double the amount of tunnelling, and have to pay six times as much for the land. Attempts to obtain reductions of charges had been made, but had failed. In 1891, a bill was before Parlia- ment, and of the North Wales traders Mr Dirbiehire made a very plucky fight, and, by his opposition to the bill, opened up the whole question of rates on the North Wales coast. The exceptional charges were, however, con* tinued, and the Act of 1891 empowered the Company to do so. The charges were made, obviously, on a line the traffic on which is so great that two pairs of rails are not sufficient- they must have four pairs. It was not right or fair that these exceptional charges should be made on traders who use the Chester and Holyhead line (hear. hear). The County Council had arranged to oppose the bill last session, but were prevented by the Company withdrawing a portion. In the present bill no prov.eion was made for the reduction of the exceptional charges. He had listened most carefully to th arguments used on behalf of the Company in support of the continuation of the excessive ruies, but he had heard absolutely nothing that could justify them in charging the exceptional soale now in vogue on the Chester and ti. lyh^-d 1 i:e. Iho-e traders who went UfJ to L trid Y, to give evidence, the company had met, itidivid'Jiiiy, very fairly. That shows as clearly as anything possibly could tha;, so tt\l" as the traders were concerned, the demand W »B a fair and juft one. Then, he asked, what about the great body of traders outside tiMse individual traders ? Unless they take immediate | action in this matter, they will be simply blind and deaf to their own interests. He should consider that he had done his duty in calling their attention to it; though, at the same time it may be a thankless task. They had no com- bination among the traders in North Wales-no Chamber of Commerce or body that could take joint action on behalf of the traders. Therefore, it was for that meeting to decide whether any action was taken or not. If the traders want to have the freights on a fair and equitable basis they had better move at once. He contended that the Company have no right to make the exceptional charges because of their manoply. When they saw two companies constructing a line for purely blocking purposes, to prevent any other company coming into North Wales, they could realise that a company can use its power to the detrement of the public. Mr Lewis then referred to local matteas in the bill —a level crossing was proposed at Greenfield, over four paiis of rails. It was a question whether suci a crossing would be conductive to the safety of the publio. A bridge over the line, leading to the wharf, would be considered a great oon- venience to the public and to the company. It was a subject wbioh the local public should take tip, and he was sure the County Council would pay attention to any recommendation made upfn the subject. The bill also proposed to east upon the ratepayers of the township in which bridges were situated, the duty of maintaining the roads over the bridges, whereas the ordinary law was that the railway maintained the roads over the bridges. He hop d that whatever result would, follow, that it would redound to the interest of this distuctiu wbioh they were so deeply concerned. Mr Bromley, in his remarks, suggested reference of the matter to the County Connoilas the most collective and representative body in the county. Mr Thomas Hughes also spoke, and advocated that the first reference should be taken in band by the di-itrict and p,%riih councils, and corporations in the county, and so assist and snppori the County Cenncil. Alderman William Jones proposed that a local committee be formed to oonsider the matter, and make representation to the Oiunty Counoil. He moved that the Committee cousiet of:—The Chairman, Messrs Thomas Hughes, Greenfisld) T H Waterbonse, Edward Foulkes. J H Hague, F LI Jones, J E Jones, R Foulkes, U Bromley, J Petrie, and W Jones. Mr Garner seconded the propoeition. At the suggestion of Mr Thomas Hughes a rider was added, and that the members of the various local bodies be added to tbt Committee. The resolution was carried. Mr Bromley proposed the resolution :—" That the Flintshire County Council ba respectfully aiked to use their most strenuous exertions, in view of the present Bill, to obtain eqaitable freights for the Flintshire traders, from the London and North- Weatera Railway Company." Mr J H Hague seconded the resolution, which was carried. Mr Thos. Thomas having been appointed oonvener of the meeting of the Committee, the meeting clesed aftsr the ulual votes of thanks. "A Traveller" wtites-I was glad to see that the meeting at Holywell anent the railway rates in North Wales was so influential and unanimous regarding one portion of this company's monopoly. There is another portion, viz., the winter pastenger service, which is disgraceful. If you should happen to be late for ona train, you have to waste three hours, aid between some trains four hours before you can get another, and this not between wayside stations, but between places like Rhyl, Llandudno, Bangor, and Colwyn Bay. We know that the only remedy is another railway, and I believe that if the merohants and tradesmen will combine and promise to give another railway all their traffio at a fair rate, an enterprising company j would take the matter up, and it is ouly waiting for some such petition. Also on behalf of this company a committee might be formed te strenuously oppose any suggested improvements on the line of the London and North-Western Railway. The additional lines they propose will effect no good ia the way of additional trains or of more reasonable rates. In the summer months the extra train service is not for the benefit or convenience of North Wales inhabitants but for the extra profit to the London and North- Western Railway.
« YSOEIFIOG. CHRISTMASTIDE. It is the general opinion that rarely the ohnroh people and the poor of this widely scattered and agricultural parish have ever enjoyed suoh a happy Christmas as this last one. A GIFT OF COALS. Though our aged and much respeoted rector, the Rev D. Morgan, is away for the benefit of his health, he has not forgotten his parishioners. At a very seasonable time, about a week before Christmas, he ordered fourteen tons of coal, as well as some pork to be distributed amongst them. It is but needless to say that this generosity of his was much appre- ciated by all. I OHBISTMAS DAY. There was a oelebration of holy oommunion in the Parish Church at 8.30 a.m. a Welsh service and oelebration of holy oommunion at 11 a.m. at 6 p.m. a Welsh servioe and sermon, during which several carols were sung in good style by Mr Williams and party, from Brynford, and the Churoh choir, also, an English carol was very sweetly song by Miss Florence Morgan's ohoir of little girls, conducted in her absence by Mr Jones, schoolmaster. There was a largs and attentive congregation. The ohuroh was very tastefully decorated for the occasion by the following ladies, viz. :-Mrs Oliver, Brookside: Mrs Jones, The Schools The Misses Aitkins, of Lixwm Castle; Miss F. Lloyd, of Plasooch Miss Jones, district nurse. Mr Heathcote found the evergreens, to. The beautiful mottoes, crosses and monograms were kindly given by Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Plafcoch, and arranged by Mr and Miss Sibeon of Holywell. All the decorators partook of a niee tea provided by Mrs Edwards, Talbot Iun, at the expense of Miss E. S. Morgan, Reotory, who we are sorry to say was unavoidably absent on account of the rector's health. At the evening service of Sunday after Christmas several carols were sung in a very pleasing and tfEeotive manner by Mr and Miss Edwards, Tyn'yoaeau and party and by the Churoh Choir to a very orowded congregation. A CHBISTXAS BBB. At the National Schools on New Year's eve through the efforts of our esteemed curate, the Rev.' R. J. Oliver and Mrs Oliver (who have not been quite 8ix months in the parish) a grand Christmas tree was provided, laden with all manner of toys, useful articles, wearing apparel, &o. The sohools were orowded with men, women, and ohildren, long before the hoar of six p.m., when the distribution was to commence. Natarally everyone present was delighted with the beautiful sight, as many doubtless never had the pleasure of even seeing a Christmas tree of such dimensions before. The fine tree was supplied by Mr Edwards, Tynyoaeau. The dis- tribution being over, the Rev. R. J. Oliver proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the kind ladies and gentlemen who had so generously contributed towards the object. Ringing cheers were given at the announcement of each name, viz.: The Rector the (Rev. D. Morgan) and Miss Morgan, His Graoe* the Duke of Westminster, Lord Mostyn, the Earl of Denbigh, Mr and Mrs Gillespie, Newton-le Willows, Mrs Yates, Nanneroh, J. E. Bankes, Esq., Mrs Gough, P. P. Pennant, Esq., T. J. Jones, Esq., the Paper Mills, W. Alcook, Esq., Manohester, &o. On leaving, the ohildren numbering about 120, had a bun and an orange handed to each. We are glad to hear that Mrs Buddicom, Penbedw, has kindly forwarded to the Rectory, the Bum of £2 to Iwjiijtributed amongst the poor of this parish. I
W COULD NOT STAND UPRIGHT. 41. POTTER'S HILL, ASTON, BIRMINGHAM, Dec. 29th, 1890- DEAR SIR.-A few weeks ago I received one of your pamphlets, and found that one of the testimonials describes what I suffer—great Weakness and Pains in my Back and Sides. I have been under treatment in "0 hospitals, but can get no lasting benefit. I have tried Patent Medicines, but they seem to weaken me rather than give me strength. After reading your pamphlet, I resolved tc try the Quinine Bitters. I have now taken three bottles, and have derived great benefit. When I commenced taking them I could not stand upright with the pains in my back and sides, but now I am glad to say those pains are gone, and I can walk with ease. I feel stronger, and my appetite is improving. My wife, who suffered much from bad Liver, teehtg the benefit I received from the Bitters, takes it as well, and finds it does her more fBOd tkn any medicine she ever took. Toon flMtMMBr, V
LLANASA. ALLEGED PHEASANT STEALING FRom GYBN CASTLE. --At Rhyl, Roger Williams, railway labourer, Ochr-y-Voel, Dyserth, aud Walter Hughes, shoe- maker, Dyserth, were charged on Monday with stealing ten brace of pheasants from the estate of Sir Edw. P. Bates, Gym Castle, Llanasa.-Mr Joseph Mudd, game dealer, Rhyl, said on Wednesday morning last, the prisoner Williams came to his shop in a trap, and asked him to buy ten couple of pheasants. Witness offered him 3s. 6d. a couple, but on examination found that with the exception of four, all the birds were hens. Hejjoffered him 32s. for the lot which prisoner accepted. He after- wards discovered that the pheasants had not been shot in the ordinary way, but that their neoks were broken. -Police- constable M'Walters said he appre- hended the two prisonere3 for baing concerned in the robbery. Both denied any knowledge of.the affair. —Prisoners were remanded.—At the adjourned hearing on Tuesday. Mr Jos. Lloyd, who appeared to prosecute, withdrew the charge against Hughes, and he was disoharged. The evidence against Williams was to the effeol that 36 pheasants were missed from the pheasantry, and the police produced plaster oasts of the footmarks near the plaoe, and which the prosecution submitted corresponded with the boots worn by the prisoner. Williams sold ten braoe of pheasants to a game dealer in Rhyl on the same day- For the defence the mother of the prisoner said that he slept at home cn the night of the 5th instant, and that the boots produoed by the police did not belong to the prisoner, but to his father. The bench sentanoed the prisoner to one month's hard labour.—Mr C W Bell, solioitor, Holywell, defended.—Upon hearing the sentence, the mother of the prisoner set up a piteous cry, and her aged husband, who is paralysed and unable to apeak wept and gesticulated in a painful manner.
Correspondence. <-We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions ex- pressed By our Correspondents.1 M To the Editor of the" Flintshire Observer." HOLYWELL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. DKAB Sia,-The eleotion of our Clerk, or rather re-election as Clerk and Surveyor, seems to have given unqualified satisfaction to nearly everyone with whom I have come in contact, the only wonder expressed is that five out of the fifteen members should have voted for a comparative stranger, and yet not ene of the members of the Council can gainsay the faot that under exceptional ciroum- strnoes, surrounded by great difficulties, owing to the sudden death of our late clerk (Mr William Davies), he found an immense amount of work, not having his assistance, in going through documents, &o before taking office as our Clerk. In a word, where does the consistency come in, as in appreciation of his services and extra work entailed, we,"the Council, unanimouely voted him £10 over and above bis salary, only a short time ago. At any rate I am proud to have been one of the ttin.-Yours faithfully, T. A. LAMBSBT. THE ATTACK UPON THE BAGILLT NATIONAL SCHOOLS. To the Editor of the Flintshire Observer." DBAB SIR.-It is alleged by several here that I am the writer of the letter on the above subject, bearing the name "Another Member." I beg ti say that I have no knowledge whatever of it either direst or indireot.-Yours truly, Bagillt, Jan. 11, 1897. ARTHUR ROBERTS. [We endorse Mr. Roberts' repudiation of his being the author of the letter referred to.—ED.]
T. the Editor of the Flintshire Observer." Sis.-When in Bagillt to-day I was asked if I had read the correspondence published lately in your Observer re the above. Having answered in the affirmative, I made certain enquiries, and thi information given induoes me to ask the severa] objeotors to publish their names, and to state clearlj why they do object to these sohools: The public will then discover the reasons, the motives, and th( qualifications of the several writers for taking tbt position they do. Let them at the same time statf what good these schools have done to Bagiil- children. How uiauy tradesmen inbagilit, 35 year;, of age and upwards, who have not been educated lIe these schools. How many a poor Bagillt boy ana girl educated in these sohools has made a mark t. the honour of the masters and mistresses, j have it my mind's eye-sch ool masters, schoolmistressei-, clergymen, Nonconformist ministers, medical men, scientists—who are well known. Can these objectors state why there has never beenja public Nonconferm ist school in Bagillt, and consequently not on,- Nonconformist boyor girl as such, has made a nam Do these objectors, who apparently hate National school,3 because they have a Church tint, and desir-i disestablishment beoause of its unsoripturalnesB (F) ttink they are honett, while they themselves arn ready to receive State aid in the form of rates t, establish Nonconformist schools. Do these objector, think the public consider them fit persons, either intellectually or straightforwardly, to shut up the National schools, which cost the ratepayers nothing and open Nonconformist schools, to be maintainea by the ratepayers-or more striotly, to be establisheo aud maintained by the State. January lltb, 1897. ALPHA BATA C. On.
Football. STANSTY VILLA v. CoPpi&NHA.LL. -This tie in tb, seoond round of the Welsh Junior Cup was playe- on Saturday at Rhosddo, near Wrexham. The ArF-, to soore were Coppenhall, but Gabritl soon equalise. for Stansty. Williams shot a seoond. Final resui. -Coppenbell, 6 goals; Stansty villa, 2 goals. DBUIDS v. AisERYSTWYTH. -This Welsh league match was played at Ruabon in two inohes of snow. The visitors commenced well, holding the advantage for some time. The Druids retaliated, and aitec missing two easy chances Butler headed through from a oentre by Owen. Three minutes later Owen added another from trieky work, which was quickly followed by a third from Ralph Jones.—Half-time -Druids, 3 goals; Aberystwyth, nil.-Final- Druids, 4 goals; Aberystwyth, 1 goal. BANSOB V. LLANDUDNO SWIFTS. This match in the North Wales Coast league, was played at Bangor on Saturday. The visitors played their full strength, Bangor, however, had one substitute. A point was disallowed for offside, wbieh caused the homesters to put on greater pressure, resulting ia a goal. Bangor played up and scored a second before half-time- In the second half Llandudno soored. Bangor retaliated, and shortly after added another, the final being—Bangor, 4 goals; Llandudno Swifts 1 goal. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. --I Matches. Goals P. W. L. D. For A get. Pts Flint 6.. 5 1 0 25 12 10 Llandudno 6.. 4.. 1 1 25 12.. 9 Bangor. 6.. 3 1 2 17 10.. 8 Rhyl 5.. 1 4, 0 11 27 2 Carnarvon 4.. 0.. 2..2.. 6 12.. 2 Holywell.. 5.. 0.. 4.. 1 7 17.. 1 LOCAL FIXTURES.—SATUBDAT NEXT. Bangor v Flint (N.W,C.L). Holywell v Rhyl (N.W.C.L). Wrexham Old Boys v Mold Red Stare.
—♦ V A FKKB EXCURSION TO THE COAIT at this time of the year would be an acceptable boon to many a hard-working man, but as such an instance is hardly likely to occur in these dull times, the next best thing1 a poor man can do, instead of getting change of air and scene is to purify his blood and cleanse his system with a few doses of Holloway's Pills. This wonderful medicine for many years has been a blessing to the commercial world, it gives tone to the system and purifies the blood and rapidly increases the strength of the brain. It also cures indigestion in its most advanced fouu and in of nervous debility it is without a riyal.-
KAJLWAY TIME TABLE. JANUARY, 18&7. IM CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY.—Down TBAIWB. SUWDATS- HOLYHEAD AND CHESTER RAILWAY.—UP TXFIIW. SVVDI.IL I LSiv* a.m a.m *,m | am u »•»> a.m:tp.m £ P-M p.m p.m ip.m I p.m « P-m a.IA a.m a.m p.m LIIAVB t.MIT.M a.N: a.m a.m a M a.m. a.m p-m p.m p.m p.A p.m, p.m pju p.m. p.m p.m p.m a.M a m O m B.m CHESTER 2 38 6 30 g o! 1» « & 11145 2 ZQ 3 10 5 10 5 15 8 15 8 33 J |8 45 1120 2 38 0 36 1125^ 0 HOLYHEAD. ff 45 12 0 3 16 fe 0 » 6 6 6 1 01 8 6 [Sandyoroft 6 40 8 10 •• g • U56| §« 3 20 5 25) « 55 1130 9 46 6 10 Bangor (dep).. 6 0 7 25 7 55 ..9 0 1045 1 9 4 25 7 17 3 6 56 l 521 *9 3 [Queen'sFerry. 6 45 9 15 §5 112 0 3 25 5 306 28 | 9 0 1135 9 60 6 15 Aber 6 10 7 34 9 13 1055 1 19 4 35 7 27 •• j [Connah'sQuay. 6 60 9 20 PL, 3 12 5; g 3 30 6 35.6 33 J9 6 1140 9 55 6 21 Llanfairfechan, 6 15 7 39 6 9 9 15 11 0, •• 1 25 ,4 41 if 34 7 0 I Flint 2 57,6 57 9 27| B ti 1212 3 S 3 37 5 426 40, +j>:9 12 1147J2 57 10 3 6 29 Penmaenmawr. 6 217 46 8 15 9 21 11 6> 1 32 k 49 7 41 7 15 Bagillt j7 2,9 32 SJ 1218 3 43 5 48 6 45),. c g 9 18 1153; 10 8 6 35 Conway 6 317 55 8 24 9 31 1116 1 43 o It 59 7 53 9 26 7 252 23 926 ■ HOLYWELL. 7 99 37j 73 £ •• l1224| •• s ° 8 491 •• I5 „,6 50 •• "t& 9 1159 •• 1016 •• 6 42 LlandudnoJun 6 38|8 10 8 3l| 9 39 1125 1 51 » 8 8 1 9 34 | 9 39 Mostyn |7 17 9 45; •• g ,1231! B M g 8 561 Q 6 *6 57i 9 32 12 6 1024 6 50 ColwynBay. 6 49|8 18 8 411 9 52 1135 2 3 <a |» 20 8 14 9 44 7 36 2 38' •• I Prestatyn |7 28 9 57, • • o .2 11242 3 5 .2 d 4 8) |6 12 7 79 9 J 9 l217i 1036 7 2 Golwyn 6 54 9 57 1139 2 8 'H J 25 8 19 7 40 I RHYL 3 217 37 10 5 12503 13 £ \o 4 17 5 57 6 16 9 16J-2 9 50 1225 3 21 1044 12 6 7 9 Llandulas 7 21 I 10 4 1147 2 14 -S j 35 g 29 Abergele ,7 49)1019. •• 1056 g Il 5)3 27j £ | •• « 10i •• 7 29 9 27 1 § j £ j •• •• •• 7 18 Abergele 7 7,8 28 8 52' 1010 1153) 2 20 tS i 43(! 8 34 7*56) 1 Llandulaa | 7 57|1027, •• |"8 § ;1 13 3 35 g a ;6 18 •• 7 38;9 35 ("g | •• "3 j RHYL 7 21 8 38 9 2 9 40 1024 1210) ,1250,2 353 45 5 401! 68' 8 48 10 6 8 5 3 5 5*20 10 4 Colwyn 8 5 1035' •• •• !« o •• ;1 2i|3 43|'3"? •• 6 24 •• 7 45 9 40 •• 0 j ? 31 Prestatyn 7 29, 9 10 9 48 1032 | 1258 2 433 53 6 4s!< 6 8 56 8 14 5 281 ColwynBay. 8 91040 •• H 9 a w 1 26,3 48i S* a •• ,6 29, •• 7 50 9 45 0 § j •• >1, | 7 36 Mostyn 7 40 9 2210 0 •• 1230 1 82 554 4\ •« 5 59|( 18 9 7 8 25, 5 39 ;Llandudno Jun 3 52 8 25,1056 •• 1 424 41^ 16 41] •- 8 7 10 5 *-gj.. 3 52). '7 48 HOLYWELL. 7 49 9 31 10 9 1052 1 16 3 44 13 6 8 1 27 9 16 8 34!3 3o'5 48 IConway j 8 29,!1 0 •• H27 fc^ 1 46 4 8 'g •• [6 45: •• 8 11[10 9 • o •• g 1235 7 52 Bagillt 7 54 ,1015 1 21; •• 4 19 6 14 ( 33 9 22 8 41' •• 6 54 Penmaenmawr |8 38,1119 •• H36^g 1 554 IS) 6 54 8 21 1018 J g: -g •• •• •• 8 2 'FIint 8 0 5 20 1242 1 2«! 4 251 6 19!< 39 9 27 8 48 6 0 iLlanfairfechan.I 8 44 I1'6 •< 1143 < g. 2 14 25 JS^ ,7 1 •• (8 27 1024 J.i5 t, 8 8, Oonnah's Quav. 8 8 9 27 11028 1 33 •. 4 31 i 6 26 ( 47 9 34 I 8 55 6 7 'Aber 1 8 501121 •• IY 2 6 4 3I«^ I | 8 33 M, .I I Queen's Ferry.. 8 is' 9 32 |1033 <1 3SI 4 36 6 31 ( 53 9 39! 8 59 6 12 Bangor 4 25 9 10 1131 12 5S| ..2 164 5') j g, ;7 16 [8 53 1039 g I 4 25 1 8 8 40 Sandyorof t 8 20 9 37 103 >i Il 43: 4 44 6 35 7 0 j 9 45' I 9 41 6 16 HoJyhoad 5 5 1010' -.1 0 5 48 9 51 5 5 1 48 932 Chester 8 31 § 14 9 46 9 55 1050 1120 1 5 1 53 3 35 4 53 6 45 1 12 I 9 56 1050 9 20 4 10 6 30|1060 VALE OF OLWYD, DENBIGH, RUTHTTI AND CORWEN RAILWAYS. ItliYl a.m \.fn p.m D m n »i pm pili £ HYL 7 45j 1050 1 0 3 "20' 6 ^22 ?*hUAddla £ I 54 1059 1 713 29 6 14? 31 J-Asaph 8 in 6 1 123 36 <6 2o'I 33 Trefnant 8 9 1114 1 18 3 44 '6 271* *6 DENB.. i JI!1261 ,5 3 64 •• 6 35!» 56 r, d.8 35 1140 1 28 4 0 7 3510 6 Llanrhaiadr 8 44 1147 1 36i4 7 7 4i !ol2 Rhewl 8 51 1152 1 40 4 12 I 017 8 56 1157 1 44 4 17 j? g|!osI Eyarth.. 9 4 12 5 4 26 8 4 Nantolwyd S 12 1213 4 33 8 12 R0rw £ n; 9 171218 •• 38 8 17 •• Gwyddelwern.9 23 1224 444 '023' 0orwen 9 3°i23ij.. 4 si j8 3o| LBAVB A«XQ A,1Q ft.m D m iD m D m D«tt CORWEN 7 30 1035 Ho'I? I'To Gwyddelwern 7 36 1040 1 35 6 55 £ 7 42 10471 42 6 2 Nantclwyd 7 46 1051 1 46 6 6 Eyarth 7 55 n 55 6 16 RUTHIN 8 1 11 6 2 14 356 21 7 10 Khewl 8 9 11142 9 4 41 6 287 16 Llanrhaiadr 8 131118 2 13 4 45 6 32 7 20 DENB.. *?•••••• ? 11262 21 4 63 6 407 28 i.6 40 8 26 1133 2 33 5 0 7 48 Trefnant 6 47 8 31 1140 2 41 5 8756 St. Asaph 6 55 8 37 11462 476 168 4 Rhuddlan 7 3 8 43 1162 2 65 6 26 8 13 Rhyl 7 12 8 61 12 0 3 6 6 34 8 22 Also Ruthin for Denbigh, 9.80 a.m daily, and 10 30 p.m Saturdays only. K,,D AND DENBIGH RAILWAY. JifJS. a.m a.m a.m p.m p.m p,m p.m CHESTER.6 55 1010 1148 2 27 6 30 6 10 8 36 Broughton Hall7 4,1019:12 0 2 39 It 6 22 8 48 Hope 7 21 1036 1217 2 56 6 39,9 5 Padeswood 7 27.10421223 3 2 6 45 9 11 Llong-- 7 30 10451226 3 6 6 48 3 14 MOLD ar-"7 34|l049|l230 3 9 6 0 6 52|9 18 "f d.7 3611051 1232 3 11 6 1 6 5419 20 Rhydymwyn .7 42ll067il»38 3 17 7 0,9 26 Nanneroh .7 49|ll 4^1246 3 26 7 8|9 34 Caerwys 7 56 1111 1253 3 32 7 16 9 41 Bodfari 8 1 1116 12583 37 7 209 46 Denbigh 8 11 1128 1 813 47 6 1 7 30 9 56 Also Chester to Mold 9.10 a.m. LEATSV a.m a.m a.m a.m p m p.a p.m DENBIGH ,8 28 10 01135 2 25 5 40 7 « Bodfari 8 36 10 8,1143 2 33 5 48,7 8 Caerwys, •• 8 42:1014' 11492 395 64^ 14 Nanneroh 8 60;i022(1157 2 47)6 2 7 22 Rhydymwyn 8 58 1030 12 5 2 66 6 10 7 30 ,,„T -n lar 9 4) 1036 1211 3 1 6 16 7 36 MOLD.. | d,7 45 9 5 I038ll213 3 2 6 18,7 38 Llong 7 45 9 9!l042[l217 |6 22 7 42 Padeswood ,7 52 9 12 1045,1220 3 7 6 25 7 45 Hope 7 5S9 19 1052,1227 |6 32 7 52 Broughton Hall. 8 13 9 33 11 6 1241 6 46 8 7 Chester 8 27 9 47'l 117! 1255 3 31!7 0 8 17 First train Denbigh to Chester, 7.38 a.m; also 8.40 p.m Denbigh to Chester, Saturdays only. 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