BAGILLT. LIGHTING AND SPECIAL 3AOTTABT RATES. The lighting and special sanitary rates for the current year were made and allowed by two Justices of the Peace, on the 29th inst., both rates being at four- pence in the pound. THB SBAI OF WAB.—On Tuesday evening, at the monthly meeting of the Debating Sooiety, Mr Jas. Reeoe presiding, a paper descriptive of the political condition and geographical position of Orete, and the seat of the war now in progress on the plains of Thessally was given by Mr Wm. James, of Bagillt Board Schools, and was much appreciated by the large attendance of members, A SUCCESSFUL CHUBCH. — At the annual vestry of Christ Ohuroh, Leicester, of which the Rev T. Roberts (son of Mr Thomas Roberts, Roseneath Cottage), is vicar, the churchwardens' aocounts showed that nearly JBIOOO had been raised by the congregation during the year. Among the items was a sum of £ 107 collected for the maintenance of thevoluntary schools; JE279 for missionary purposes; £ 57 for tho Alfred-street Mission JE45 contributed to the poor boxes, and by Communion alms, L126 for Church expenses, and L130 for the clergy fund. The Church is now practically out of debt. FOBBSTHBS' DISTBICT MEETING.—On Monday the half-yearly meeting of the Flintshire Distriot of the Ancient Order of Foresters was held at the Wellington Inn, Bagillt. Distriot Chief Ranger n m\ -Pav'e8> Northop, presided and the several nffi S in C°UDty were fully represented. The r>n™«v.-i?re8eu*i were Treasurer—Thomas Jones, Koria nn Whitehonse, Llan- w r' Black well, Thomas Roberts and -'rile contributions were received T'ho fnneral°fn dist«cV amounting to £ 186. T a Zt of th»balaD0e sbown to be £ 386, ri.l h, «nLof th^na»em#nt fand *25. The formal ffi^1,tri°t having been transacted the deleg era sat down to an excellent dinner catered by the Host and Hostess, Mr and Mrs Barnett. A BULLAE'S FBUIILKS* QU=T. -I k was discovered on Monday morning last, that the boys, depar tment of the Bagillt Board Schools had been burglariously entered, it is oonjeotured on Friday night. The kwglax, it appeared, after oarofully examining School house, Grossed the to the wiadow of the School house, Grossed the yard to the window of. the lavatory there standing on a pump, ovidenoe is given of his having withdrawn tL.t- a *> ,v ■ 11 I!^ n 5 hinges and brokei, of the panes. Oi)ta:uiug uu entry, he burst open the door of the lavatory and got luto the boy's school. Here ho forcibly opened entry, he burst open the door of the lavatory and got luto the boy's school. Here he forcibly opened | the master's desk, breaking the look and leaving the marks of a ohisel on the wood. The deck was com- pletely ransacked, but it so happened that there had not been a single penny left iu the desk. The damage to property is oonsiderable, the results to the burglar, nil. The matter was placed in the hands of the police, and investigations are proceeding.
WHITFORD. TBLHGBAPH.—A movement is on foot to obtain the extension of the telegraph to Whitford Post Office. WHITFOBD AND MOSTYN FLOWBB SHOW.—A meet- ing of the Society of the above show was held on Thursday last under the presidency of Lord Mostyn. Owing to the Hon. Secretary, Mr D. Mac Nicoll, leading the distriot, his resignation was aocepted and the cordial thanks of the Sooiety tendered him for his services. Mr W. Bakewell was unanimously appointed hon. secretary, and it was deoided to hold the annual show on Wednesday, August 18th, by the kind permission of the President, in Mostyn Park. It is intended to hold a Bazaar in conjunction with the Flower Show in aid of the Church. THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE. PROPOSED LOOAL CELEBRATIONS. On Thursday evening last a committee meeting was held at the Whitford Sohools to consider the means of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. Lord Mostyn presided over a large attendance, which included Messrs J. B. Feilding, H. A. Cope, Wm. C. Piokering, W. Roberts, A. Barratt, Rev J. Davies, Rev R. Davies, Rev E. Pan Jones, Rev H. Roberts, &o. Lord Mostyn was appointed President of the Committee on the motion of Mr Feilding seoonded by Mr Cope. Mr H. A. Oope was appointed vioe-ohairman, on the motion of Mr Piokering seconded by Mr Barratt. Mr W. Roberts, Mostyn, was appointed treasurer, and Messrs J. S. Lloyd (Clerk to the Parish Council), and Sydney Hawkyard, Llanerobymor, were appointed joint hon. secretaries. The question of the form of celebration was then considered. Mr Barratt said he understood that Lord Mostyn had generously offered to afford all the school ohildren a treat in celebration of the Jubilee. Lord Mostyn: Yes, I undertake that part of the celebration, and the schools will be Lady Augnsta, Mostyn, Whitford, Gorsedd and Carmel Schools. In reply to a question Mr Wm. Jones said there would be about 880 children in the sohools. Mr Barratt said he had been requested by Mr W. J. P. Storey to submit to the oommittee a sample of a Jubilee Medal he proposed to give to the ohildren if so permitted by the celebration committee. The Chairman said the committee were exceedingly obliged to Mr Storey for his very kind and appropriate offer, and readily accepted the suggestion and approved of the medal Mr Storey proposed to present to the children (hear, hear). Mr Feilding suggested that a bed should be endowed at the Flintshire Dispensary. The suggestion was approved of generally but it was considered that it would be impossible to raise an adequate sum for such a proposal. It was deoided to defer any decision on the suggestion. Mr Piokering said he should propose that the old people be entertained on Jubilee day, and that it be in Mostyn Park, with Lord Mostyn's permission. Rev R. Davies seconded the proposition. The Chairman: Certainly, I grant that permission, but I am sorry to say I shall not be present, as I shall be attending the celebration in London on that day. His lordship remarked that the children's treat would be impossible on Jubilee day, and he expected he should not be back before August, when the treat would be given. On the suggestion of Mr Hawkyard it was decided to issue a circular calling attention to the intended celebration and appealing for subscriptions, after which collectors would be appointed. Mr Edwards proposed and Mr Bryan seconded that an appeal be made to employers of labour to afford their workpeople a holiday, consistent with the course of business. Mr Cope said it would be a poor oompliment to employers of labour if they did not give the holiday. He hoped that the proposition would not be pressed. Mr Edwards intimating that he had no wish to presa the proposition. Mr Bryan suggested that it be a recommendation from the committee, which suggestion was adopted. The Chairman suggested that the Schoolmasters teach their scholars suitable loyal songs for Jubilee day, and he trusted the songs would be in English and Welsh. Mr Wm. Jones and Mr Llew P. Jones said they would be moat ready to aocede to the suggestion of his lordship. Mr Wm. Jones suggested that all denominations meet in Mostyn Park and sing a Welsh or English song and the National Anthem to commence the day. Dr Pan Jones suggested that in addition to the hymns and songs a short prayer of thanksgiving should be offered. The Chairman considered it an excellent suggestion and remarked that he believed there would be a set form of general thanksgiving service which might be adapted and used in the manner suggested by Dr Pan Jones. The Rev Hugh Roberts suggested to avoid the possibility of friction that five-minute loyal addresses be given by representatives of each denomination in the parish. The deoiBion on the suggested details of the celebration was deferred. A subscription list was opened in the room when Mr Feilding remarked that Lord Denbigh would probably be anxious to subscribe but he could not say in what manner or to what extent, until his arrival. He expeoted his lordship on the 27th inst. Mr H. A. Cope opened the list with X5 6a. Od Mr Pickering L3 3s. Od; Mr Barratt X2 2s. Od; Mr W. Roberts 12 2s. Od. and a number of lesser sums. The total reached JE20. The meeting was adjourned to the 17th May.
MOSTYN. BAND OF Horii.-On Wednesday evening labt week, the members of the Band of Hope (numbering about a hundred), in oonneotion with the Mostyn Churoh closed their winter meeting with a social gathering. Tea was provided in the schoolroom at 5.30 p.m, aud was followed at 7.30 by an entertainment consisting of singing, recitations, dialogues, &o., by the members of the Band of Hope. Great praise is due to Mr David Hughes, Glanymorfa, the conduotor of the Band of Hope, for the time and trouble which he has so willingly bestowed upon the training of the children, and the efficient manner in which they went through the programme showed that his labour had not been in vain. The funds for the tea were subscribed by a few kind friends, and the tea supplied by Mr Wm. Roberts, Glanydon House, whose catering, as usual, gave the highest satisfaction. A LIBERAL RALLY AT MOSTYN. For some time past plaoards have been posted- on the walls at Mostyn announcing a meeting of Liberals (supporters of Mr Samuel Smith) to be held at Christ Ohuroh Schools, Mostyn, on Friday last, at 7.30 p.m., the meeting to be addressed by Mr Samuel Smith, Mr Unas Bromley, and the Revs. D. Oliver, and Hugh Roberts, with the Rev. Dr. Pan Jones as chairman. At the appointed time, writes a Mostyn correspondent, several of the gentlemen put in an appearance at the sohools-, but after waiting some time only four men came to hear the oarefully prepared speeches; which no doubt were to be the means of turning out the present strong Government, and as there arrived no further additions to the audienoe, the meeting was not held, and the great Liberal leaders had to content them- selves with the holding of a private oommittee meeting. The result of their deliberations is no doubt anxiously awaited by Colonel Howard, the Unionist candidate, who so nearly ousted Mr Smith at the last eleotion. The inhabitants of Mostyn w ere much amused at the happy faoes of Mr Smith and his fellow orators from Holywell as they drove off to the station. To make matters more ridiculous the public bear in mind the remarks uttered by Dr. Pan Jones, at Flint, at the last eleotion. Dr. Pan Jones said, although the people of Mostyn bad not had a meeting, they were never so Liberal as at present."
LLANABA. APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTBIS.—A meeting was held at the .^nn' on Wednesday, to appoint three trustees ■■nnr.i-r.tS Inclosure and Drainage Act. The trustees PicS* p Hadden Cave, Talacre; WmC ricjcermg, Rbewl and lsa*c Taylor, Coleshill
MOLD. APPOINTMENT or AOBIOULTTTBAI. SOCIETY Sxo- BBTABT.-On Monday last, the oommittee of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society met at Mold to consider numerous applications for the vaoant post of secretary to the Society. In the end Mr T. Welsby, of Southport, a well-known judge of butter and cheese, was appointed condition- ally to his taking up his residence in the district. This year's show will be held at St. Asaph, and Mr R W Williams Wynn is president. GiBLel FBIENDLY SOCIETY CONFBBBNOE.-The annual aonferenoe of all the branches of the Girls' Friendly Sooiety in :the diooese of St. Asaph was held at Mold, under the presidency of Miss Williams, of Sloane-gardens, London In the Parish Church the sermon was preached by the Rev Norman Ogilry, vicar of Oswestry The attendance num- bered upwards of 200 associates from various parts of the dioeese The business of the conference commenced in the afternoon, at the Town Hall, when various ladies addressed the associates, in- cluding Mrs Alderson, of Manchester; Miss Thompson, ,of Southwell, and Miss Roddam, of Liohfield. MOLD OBOHEBTBAL Socim,-The annual concert of this Sooiety was held at the Town Hall on Monday. A oapital programme had been arranged to satisfy the wants of all music lovers, but yet the Society's efforts were not appreciated judging by the pauoity of the attendance. This is a most difficult question to explain Moldavians have always borne the reputation of being of musical tastes, but here wnen a society has been in existanoe for many years and carried off the principal prizes at Bangar, Rhyl, and Carnarvon Eisteddfods, which should be evidenoe itself of their ability, yet when they go to great expense and endeavour to meet all wants, they should at least have every encourogement shewn, and not apathy. Turning to the artistes engaged we think the sooiety had done wisely in looking for them nearer home. Miss Georgina Hughes, of Leeswood, has a beautiful oontralto voice, and her performance was one of the best yet on the platform, her rendering of the song The promise of life' (Cowen), was sung with sweetness and pathos. Mr Hargreaves-Hudson, baritone, Liverpool Cathedral, has a oapital voioe his upper range being remarkably good. His two first efforts were rather monotonous, but in the song True till death (Gatty) he found himself at home, the audienoe giving him a hearty round of applause. Taking the orchestra, they went with a rare awing, and played their selections with skill and judgment and little fault is to be found with them. In the competitive piece at the forth- coming National Eisteddfod to be held at Newport, Beethoven's symphony 'No 1 in 0. their play was exceedingly creditable seeing the short time they have had for rehearsals in the Andante movement they were at home, but when it came Allegro vivase there was a want of unison, but this will be remedied by the time of competition. Mr Hugh Moore's cello solo Hungarian dance,' was a rare treat and he had to respond to an enoore. Mr James Griffiths shewed his skilful manipulation in the cornet solo 1 Robin Adair,' he being a perfeot master in triple tongning. The Diamond Jubilee March,' composed by the conduotor, Mr Haselden, was of a brisk and lively description, and on the introduction at the end of the National Anthem, the audienoe rose and remained standing, and there was loyalty manifested on every face. Mr Haselden must be complimented on keeping his band in such an efficient manner, and we have no doubt the eisteddfod prize will again be brought home through his instrumentality. The duties of hon. secretary were discharged by Mr W. H. R. M. Johnson in his usual genial manner. Miss Lleyd Parry aoted as accompanist, and the ladies of the orohestra are to be congratulated on their artistio deooration of the stage. PETTY SESSIONS MONDAY.—Before Messrs Philip B. Davies-Cooke (ehairman), Thos. Parry, W Catherall, B E Philips, and E H Wain. Mr Llewellyn Eaton, (chairman of the Mold Urban District Council), qualified as a justioe of the peaoe for the county. CBTTKLTY TO OBILDBBlf POVERTY NO EXCTJSB FOB FILTH. T Griffiths, travelling tinsmith, of 1, Chapel- street, and his wife, Mary Ann Griffiths, were summoned by Inspector J. Rowlands, N.S.P.C.C., for unlawfully and wilfully neglecting six ohildren of whom they had the oustody, in a manner likely to causa oxmeoMsary suffering or injury to health. Mr G H Bradley appeared for the Sooiety, and Mr G H Simon was instructed for the deferice.-After some deliberation the Chairman announced that the court had decided to inflict a nominal fine on the defen- dants of 28 6d eaoh. Sympathy was expressed with the husband, and the wife was strongly recom- mended to attend more diligently to the cleanliness of her house and ohildren.
— • — OONNAH'S QUAY URBAN COUNCIL. A meeting of this council was held on Wednesday the 21st April, the retiring ohairman presiding There were also present, :-Messrs. W. H. Llovd 0. Ellwood, H. Hugbes, E. Blane, Dr. Purdon* Messrs. F. E. Jones, J. Ooppaok, Thos. Coppack, Henry Lloyd, John Hughes clerk-Mr T. W. Hughes, NEW XMMRRS. The Clerk reported that Messrs Thos. Coppaok and Henry Lloyd had been duly elected without opposition to fill the casual vacancies caused by the resignation of Messrs Bate and Davison. The new members made the declaration and took their seats. CHAIRM". Mr r. J. Humphreys was elected ohairman nem ion for the ensuing year,-On the motion of Mr E. Blane, sooonded by Dr. Purdon, Mr W. H. Lloyd was proposed vice-chairman; aud Mr Coppaok proposed, and Mr John Hughes seoonded that Mr O. Ellwood be the vice-chairman. On being put to the vote, 4 voted for Mr Lloyd, and 3 for Mr Ellwood. Mr Lloyd was thereupon duly declared elected. COAOTLTTBBFL. The oounoil appointed the following committees Highway, Health, Finanoe, and General Purposes.
0 FLINT. PBOPBBTY SALH On Wednesday afternoon at the Cross Poxes Hotel, the property of the late Miss Roberts, Parliament street. Liverpool, was sold by auction, by Mr Geo N Dixon, of Liverpool Lots 1 and 3, consisting of farm and cottages at Waen y balls, Flint Mountain, were sold to the tenant, Mr Chas Lloyd, for 9655 Lot 3, a croft and three cottages, to Mr Joseph Hughes, Waen Isa, for £120 The last lot, cottage and garden, to Mr John 8 Jones, for £55 Mr Arthur Webster, Liverpool, was solicitor to the vendors FLINT LADIKS AND THB Qumm's JUBILBB.—A meeting of Flint Ladies' convened by the Ladv Mayoress (Mrs S. K. Muapratt) was held at the Town Hall, on Thursday, to consider the question of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.. The meeting deoided to act in conjunction with the committee appointed by the Town's Meeting, and oolleotors were appointed and districts formed for the purpose of obtaining subscriptions. SAVAQH ASSATOT ON A WOMAN.—At a special sessions on Tuesday, before Major Dyeon and Mr E J. Hughes, Robert Bithell, of Swan-street, was summoned for assault and battery by Margaret Conway, wife of Henry Oonway, residing in Mount- strret. The complainant stated that on Saturday the defen Ta^t met her in Chester-road, and asked her for 3d. She said I have none, if I had 1 would give it you." Defendant then said "Come with me to our house to see the oid woman an rery poorly." They went wiS„° an, warning he struck her on the faoe and also gave her a second blow. Afterwards he struok her in the side, and then pioked a knife up and struok her on the forehead. The complainant appeared in Court with her head bandaged.—The defendant said the woman had no business in his house and he tried to put her out. He alleged that she fell and out her forehead on the femder. Her husband bad given her the black eye a week previous.—The defendant was oommitted to goal for two months with hard labour. ALABKINO FIRB AT TUB KBMTBBTON BBEWBRY.— About nine o'olook on Friday night an alarm of fire was raised at the Kalsterton Brewery. The fire broke out in the joiners' shop, in close proximity to the main building of the brewery, and was first discovered by the night watchman. The names upread rapidly, there being a quantity of dry and seasoned timber in the shop at the time. The work- men employed on the night shift and those residing in the immediate vioinity, were soon on the spot, and Mr MaoNaught, the manager, immediately began to pour large quantities of water on the fire by means of buckets and hose pipes. The efforts of the men wero chiefly direoted to preventing the flames from spreading in the direction of the spirit stores, and there was a quantity of inflamatory material in the building olose by. If these buildings had caught fire the whole brewery would undoubtedly have been burnt down, but fortunately the men's efforts were successful, and after battling for upwards of an hour with the flames they got the fire under. In the meantime the Sandycroft Fire Bridade was sent for, and although they assisted in extinguishing the fire, all danger was over when they arrived. The joiners' shop was completely gutted. The damage is estimated at about X80, and is said to be oovered by insurauoe. ASNUAL MEETING OF THE PBIMBOSE LBAGUB.-On Wednesday evening the annual meeting of the Mostyn-Flint Habitation of the Primrose League was held in the Library of the Consevative Club, Mr T. Bate, Ruling Councillor, presiding. The Secretary (Miss Edwards), in the annual report, stated that the League continued to hold its own; 37 new members had joined, and now there was a total of 312. The League had been enabled to give a dona- tion of £ 5 to the new Conservative Club rooms. The financial statement by the Treasurer (Miss Hughes) showed receipts J627 14s. 7d., including balance from iast year £ 13 17s 6d, and members' subscriptions JS8 ós 4d. The expenditure amounted to JEL6 14s gd, including the donation ofj65 to the Conservative Club, leaving a balance in hand of jBll 19a iod. The Ruling Councillor (Mr T Bate) was upon the unanimous resolution of the meeting recommended for the decoration of the Grand Star of the Grand Council of the Primrose League. Mr Bate was re-elected Ruling Coun oillor; Miss Edwards in addition to being re-appointed secretary, was appointed to represent the habitation at the annual meeting of the League in London, and expenses were allowed. Miss Hughes was re- appointed treasurer, and the Exeoutive was elected. AN EVENING WITH THE PRIMROSE LEAG UE. For variety in entertainment credit isdne to t' Flint Habitation of the Primrose League. Ou Wednesday evening at the Town Hall, with a orowded and hearty audienoe in support, a magio lantern exhibition was given illustrating the' British Army, at home and abroad,' with inteiesting des- criptive readings by the Ruling Couuoillor (Mr T. Bate). Afterwards Mr Hy St. John Rdikes, of Llwynegrin, and Mr Fincham, organising secretary for North Wales, delivered excellent addresses, and they were followed by music, in which Mrs St. John Raikes, very appropriately to the first subjeot of the evening, sang Tommy Atkina,'Miss Chriisie Edwards accompanying. The Ruling Councillor subsequently proposed a vote of confidence and approval of the policy in the Grand Chancellor of the League (the Marquis of Salisbury), and a faither resolution con- gratulating Her Majesty upon her diamond jubilee was passed with cheers. Thanks to the Chairman and speakers followed, and the remainder of the evening wae given up to an enjoyable dance, VOLUNTEER PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. HANDSOME GIFT FROM THE MAYOR AND HIGH SHERIFF. On Wednesday evening last week, the annual distribution of prizes won by the members of the E (Flint) Company, 2nd Vol. Batt. R W.F., in their annual shooting competition, touk place at the Town Hall, The Mayor (Aid. S. K. Muapratt) presided, and there were also present the High Sheriff (Mr J. L. Muspratt), Ald. Dyson, Capt. and Adjutant Gough, Major Roberts, Major Dyson, &o. The prizes were prt sented to the men by the High Sheriff. The principal prize winners were—Sergt Bennett, Private Ashcroft, Quarter-master Sergt Thos. Parry, Corpl S Bartley, Corpl W Jones. Private W Sayes, Private E Hayes, Sergt G Adams, Private J Williams, Private S George, Private J Williams, Private W Edwards, Corpl Morris, Bugler H Parry, Private A Ashcroft, Bugler R J Davies, Private E J Bellis, Private J Price, Private M Lyons, dergt W Hewitt. Seventy- two men received prizes. The High Sheriff pre- sented to the Corps a handsome shield, from his brother and himself, as an acknowledgment of wb,At the town had done for the Volunteer force and in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty.—Major Dyson on behalf of the Company expressed their hearty thanks for the very acceptable present. Votes of thanks having been aocorded the Mayor for presiding, the pro- ceedings terminated, and the rest of the evening was spent in dancing.
BABELL. MARRIAGE,—On the 21st inst., the marriage of Mr Gwilym Thomas, Plasnewydd, Ysceifiog, and Miss Hannah E Jones, Plasnewydd, Llan- ddeusant, Anglesey, was solemnised in the Parish Church, Llanddeusant. The ceremony was performed by the Rev T Meredith, rector, assisted by the Rev D. Maldwyn-Davies, curate, in the presence of a large congregation of well- wishers. Dr Thomas, of Bangor, brother of the bridegroom acted as best man,' and Miss A J Jones, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid. The bridegroom wore a gold diamond scarf pin and stud combined, the gift of the bride, who wore a gold watch chain, the bridegroom's gift, and was dressed in heliotrope cloth trimmed with petunia shade silk and cream lace, and a hat to match. As the newly-married couple were leaving the Church, Miss Hughes, organist, played the wedding march. Outside the Church they were saluted with a prolonged shower of rioe and confetti fête After the wedding break- fast at the bride's home, Mr and Mrs Thomas left for Liverpool, where they intend spending their honeymoon. Appended is a list of wedding presents Mrs Jones, Plasnewydd—Bedding DrT O Jones, Denbigh (bride's brother)—Cheque Dr Thomas, Bangor—Cheque Mr J Thomas, Liverpool-Hall ciock Miss Thomas, Bangor-Biscuit casket Mr T G Owen, Penymynydd-Half dozen silver serviette lings in case Mr W Owen, Penymynydd-Biscuit casket Mr E R Owen, Bodowyr- -Cheque Miss H Owen, Bodowyr-Carved wall bracket Mrs Owen, Ty Hen, Llanfwrog-Silver breakfast stand Mrs Hefin Jones, Carnarvon-White counterpane Mrs Jones. Mynydd Adda-Damask table cloth Miss Owen, Tynllan-Cheque Mrs Pritchard-Flower vase Mr and Miss Buckshaw-Set of carvers Mrs Evans, Ysceiflog-Brass candlesticks Miss Davies, Ysceiflog-Butter dish Mrs Jones, Babell—Cream jug Mils Williams, Cottage, LJanddeusant—Kettle Mr J' Christmas Williams, Holyhead-Table linen Mrs Jones, Holyhead-Five o'clock tea cloth Messrs .Tones, Carnarvon—Silver butter knife Mt and Mrs Yates—Ornamental brass clock Mr and Mrs S Evans, Liverpool-Silver butter cooler Miss Steward, Brownlow flill-Pair silver serviette rings Mrs Williams, Llanddeusant-Chased sugar basin Mrs Owen, Llanfechell-Bamboohall bench Mr R E Jones, Liverpool—Silver hot water jug Miss Kibbler, Croydon-Silver teapot Miss Griffiths, Infirmary, Denbigh—Silver sugar basin & spoon Dr and Mrs Wright, Llanddeusant—Carved oak biscuit casket Mr Jones, Clwch-Dinner gong Mrs Farrell, Llanddeusarit- Fair brass candlesticks Mr T Leonard Jones, Holyhead—Brass and oak coal vase Rev D Maldwyn-Davies—Carved moon table Mr and Miss Davies, Gors-Silver biscuit box Mr E Thomas, Liverpool-Timepiece Mrs Hughes, Brynednyfed-Set of D'oyleys Mrs Pritchard, Maesgwrach-Damask table cloth Mr 0 LI Hughes-Cheque Mrs Morris, Llanddeusant -Sugar b'18in and crea riu. Mrs Rowlands, Llanddeusant-Antique plate Mrs Williams, Llanddeusant—Flower vases Mrs Roberts, Llanddeusant—Glass sugar basin and ^reamjug Mrs Jones, Waenhel-Flower vases Mr K Williams, Caerwys—Old China v> Presents were also received from Mrs Jones, Brynlirion; Miss Roberts, Elim Mrs Jones, Elim Mrs Pritchard, Llan- ddeusant; Mrs Jones, Stryd, Llanddeusant Mrs Williams, Llanddeusant. along with other presents, of which particulars have not been received
OAERWYS. PETTY SESSIONS: TUESDAT.—Before Messrs W. Thomas and T. J. D. Jones. LICENSING. The license of the Rsd Iron I'Jn, Bodfary, w&s transferred absolutely tr' Mr Joseph Jones. SEBIOUi CHABOE. Hiram Hughes was summoned for having attempted to commit a rape upon Elizabeth Ann Hughes, ftffed 31 years, daughter of John HubeB, of Mynyddllan, Ysceifiog. The oasa was adjourned to the next sessions.
GRONANT. At the annual Eisteddfod held at Coedpoeth on the 19th inst., we fiud that Mr William Evans, jun., Gronant, took the first prize for a pair of horse shoes out of a good number of competitors. On this and a number of other occasions, inoludfng the National Eisteddfod, Mr Evans' family have gained prizes in the blacksmith's line, and it speaks well of their skill as workmen.
Football. THB CHABITY Cup.-The Flintshire and Denbigh- shire Charity Cup final tie, between Chirk and Westminster Roverd, resulted in a victory for Chirk by 1 goal, to nil. ItHYL V. STEBTFOBD.—This match was played at the Victoria-park, Rhyl, on Saturday, in grand weather, and before a good crowd. The game was most evenly contested throughout, aDd ended in a draw of one goal eaoh. FLINT v. RHYL.—Played, in the Flintshire league championship, at Flint, on Monday evening last. The home team ran out easy winners by five goals, to nil, thus practically securing the ohampionship in this competition. This afternoon (Thursday) Flint play Mold at Mold.
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Matches. Goals P. W. L. D. For Agst. Pts Llandudno 10 8 1 1 38 15 17 Bangor. 10 7.. I 2 34 12 16 ♦Flint 9.. 6 3..0..33 21.. 12 ♦Carnarvon 9 2.. 5 2 16 24.. 6 Holywell.. 10 2 o. 7 I 17 28.. 5 Rhyl 10 1 9 0 14 61 2 Fixture abandoned The North Wales Coaet League has now been in existenoe four years, and ia taking a retrospective view, it is easily seen what an advantage it has been to Welsh football generally, practically opening up entirely new country and bringing to light such men aa Arridge (Everton), M. Owen (Rhyl), and others. The champions have been, respectively- Flint, 1893-94 Rhyl, 1894-9,5 Bangor, 1895-96, and this season Llandudoo Swifts.—It is doubtful whether Flint and Carnarvon will be able to oomo to any arrangement, over the abandoned fixture, whereby the table can be completed before the close season, therefore we publish the table, as showing the relative positions of the clubs, for the last time this season. Further, it will be soon at a glance, that whatever the result of the match (Carnarvon v Fiiut) it could in nowise affect the existing position of the clubs.
FLINTSHIRE FOOTBALL LEA.GUE. UP-TO-DATE RESULTS. Matcbes. Goals. P W L D For Agst Pts Flint 7 4 1 2 22 2 10 Buokley. 7 4 3 0 10 13.. 8 Holywell.. 8 3.. 3 2.. 21 24.. 8 Rhyl 6.. 2.. 3 1 17 18.. 5 Mold. 6.. 1.. 4 1 8 20 3
HOLYWELL v. FLINT. This match iu the Flintshire League, attracted a large crowd to the Holy well enclosure last Saturday afternoon, and, inasmuch as these teams had faced each other six times previously this season—upon all which occasions Flint invariably came off best- considerable interest was manifested as to the issue of the seventh encounter. j Flint won the toss, and took advantage of the wind, and from the time the ball was started by G Jones (Holywell) to the conclusion a vigorous struggle was maintained by both elevens. There was not much to choose between the teams during the first half as both played briskly and steadily, fouls being few and far between. A capital g. al was scored by Bennett (Flint), but was given offside. At the interval the teams crossed over with a clean sheet, the game having been in progress only thirty- five minutes. Resuming, Holywell had slightly the better of things, and the tisHors were Dot a little anxious. As the pressure eased off a little, S George was given a chance, but Boyle proved too clerver for him. Jackson then got in a fine shot, which Hughes only jnst cleared, another brilliant gave at the expense of a comer was made by the same player, who pushed an awkward shot over the bar. From the corner Ho!ywell returned to the attack, and a freekick was almost headed in by R Jones. A COincr followed, the ball going behind. Being hard pi eased during a bully in the F.int goalmouth Jack Price kicked through, but the point was disallowed for some reason or other and Flint awarded a free- kick. The game oontinned fast to the finish, and terminated in a representative score, neither tide @ooflng a Ieltlmite goal. Final reeult-Holywell o goals; Fli, t, 0 goalii,
AMUSEMENTS AND ECCEWTRICITTBS OjF GEBAT :ann.. I need hardly mention Mr. Gladstone-who has not heard of the Grand Old Man's wood-cutting ex- ploits ? Among famous devotees of rod And line may be noted Walton, Herbert, Paley, and Drydon— the latter quite celebrated for his fishing parties. Thomas Warton, author of The History of Modern Poetry," was often to be found drinking in taverns, a taste which he shared with Turner, the painter. Charles Lamb was an admirer of London, and never wearied of wandering about the streets. Without London he considered life would scarcely be worth living; he would not exchange the dirtiest drab-frequented alley for Skiddaw and Helvellyn." Johnson was another eulogist of the metropolis, and it was down Fleet-street that he took his daily walk, which owing to the series of tasks he made compulsory on himself, was a really curious performance. First, every post required to be touched as he passed it next it was a point of honour to step exactly in the middle of each paving slab and, lastly, as he approached his destination, a series of graduated strides had to be employed in order to reach the door with one particular foot. Godolphin, the statesman, spent much of his spare time in the cock-pit. Pope, like William III., was fond of landscape-gardening. Prior, one of our best minor poets, whiled away his even- ings at a loy public house in Long-acre, chatting with an old soldier and his shrewish helpmate. Burke, when at his country estate, Beaconsfield, transformed himself from a politician into an enthu- siastic farmer, and the reader "—here I quote from a work by John Morley-" may smile as he recog- nises the ardour, the earnestness, the fervid gravity of the political speeches in letters which discuss the merits of carrots in fattening porkers, and the precise degree to which they should be boiled." Wordsworth, Dickens, and Longfellow were immense pedestrians. Wordsworth did the major part of his writing in the open air; a visitor, who called to see the poet's study, was shown a small room, home of a few tattered books. This," said the servant maid, "is master's library, but his study is out of doors." Dickens liked the sights of a London walk, and was also fond of a tramp on the sea downs. Carlyle invariably covered several miles before begin- ning work, and enjoyed riding inside an omnibus, while Victor Hugo preferred the outside. No weather could detain Buckle from his 15 minutes' constitutional before breakfast, and Macaulay was likewise a great walker, always accompanied, how- ever, by a volume of some sort. Shelley used to sail paper boats on the Serpentine, and took as much interest as a child in their safety. Sir Walter Scott's chief pursuits were riding and coursing; his dogs and he appear in the same pieces of seulpture, testifying to his habits. Later in life he patronised gardening, in which the American his- torian, Bancroft, has since borne him company. Milton sought relaxation in the companionship of the pealing organ," and Byron amused himself by shooting at a piece of money fixed in a stick, and practised this more persistently than he ever did any- thing else. Of present celebrities, Mr. Chamberlain is an amateur horticulturist; Sir John Lubbock passes the flying moments in studying his ants and bees; Mr. Black enjoys yachtingamong the Hebrides; and many of the nobility have a pronounced fancr for horse-racing. -Percy liaiigh in Hygiene."
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Births. ROWLANDS-On the 26th inst., the wife of.Mr John Rowlands, Barker-row, Bagillt, of a son. THoKAS-On the 24th inst., the wife of Mr Edward Thomas, Chapel Terrace, Holywell, of a son. Marriages DAviigs-Joxrs-On the 19th inst., at St. Benedict's Church, Everton, by the Rev. S. Warren, Griffith Davies, of Bala, to Sarah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Bride well-Sergeant Edward Jones, Liverpool, (formerly of The Crown, Mold). HAYNES-HARVEy-On the 23rd inst., (by cable), at St. Saviour's Church, Belgrama, Buenoa Ayrec, Ai gen tine Republic, by the Rev. Alfred O. Fii-dall, M.A., Albert Menotti, second 100 of the late Mr John Haynes, Liverpool, to Franoea Ecuma (Fanny), youngest daughter of the late Mr John Harvey, schoolmaster, Holywell, and Malley, Bn okland-road, Stooeycroft, Liverpool J OWES—FLEMING • GAIXAWAY—On the 20th inst., at St Paul's Church, Colwyu Bay, by the Rev. D. D. Evans, assisted by the Revs. Canon Robertas, W. Rees, and J. Silas Evans, the Rev. John Jones, Oolwyn Bay, the only son of David Jones, Ddeunant, Lampeter, to Annie Mary, widow of the late W. Fleming-Gallaway, of Glasgow, and eldest daughter of the lata William Kemplay, of Manchester. LUTBNEB-HoBE-On the 26th inst., at the Pariah Church of St. Asapb, by the Very Rev. the Dean and the Rev. W. M. B Lntener, vicar of Altrinoham, Owen Capel Harrison Lutener, of Harthill Rectory, to Mary Wentworth, eldest daughter of the late Lieut-Colonel F. Standich Hore, 39tb Regiment, formerly of Roae Hill, St. Asaph. ROBHBTS—LEWIS—On the 19th inst., at the Welsh C. M. Chapel, Chester, by the Rev. T. O. Jones, Welshpool, the Rev. J. Roberta, Presby- terian Minister, Connah's Quay, to Liuie, eldest daughter of Mr T. Lewis, Sandyoroft. WSLIGUT PORTUS On the 22nd inst., at St. M artit-'s in- the -Fields, London, by the Rev. Wm. Ball Wright, uncle of the bridegroom, Robert Ball Wright, L.R.C.P., and S I., of Fculksneeth Castle, Co. Kilkenny, to Dorothea, third daughter of the late George Bullock Portns, Burgeon, of Bagillt. Deaths. EDWARDs-On the 26th inst, Arthur, Ion of Mr D Edwards, Gadlys Lane, Bagillt, aged < ) care EDWABDS—On the 27th inbt., at Mount ViMaa, Rhewl, Mostyn, William, infant son of Mr Thomas Edward, aged 16 months. Ems—On the 24th inst, Luther, son of Mr Wm Ellis, Pentre Bach, Bagillt, aged 5 years EvANs-On the 24th inst, Mr Thos Evans, Battery r iw, Greenfield, Holywell, aged 64 years EVANs-On the 27th inst, at Dolphin-row, Whit. ford street, Holywell, Ann, widow of the late Mr Wm Evans, aged 71 years FOTJLKFS-ON the 22nd inst, Priscilla, infant. daughter of Mr Robert Foulkes, Victoria row, Walwen, Holywell, aged 28 days. JoNR; -On the 22ad inst, Annie, daughter of Mr Richard Jones, Penyrhwylfa, Brynford, Holy- well, aged 10 years iosifs-On the 23rd inlt, at Celyn House, Whitford Miss Jane J one) aged 62 years. Jowme-On the 27th inst, at Coed Farm, Caerwys, Mrs Mary Jones, widow of the late Mr Robert Jones, aged 77 years. JONEs-On the 30tb insi, Mr John Jones (late woodman on Soughton Estate), Maes-y-grog, Northop, aged 89 years. LLOYD—On the 22nd inst, at Greenfield, Hol/weil, Mr John Lloyd, for many years a trusted and valued servant of the Williamson family, Of G:eenfield, aged 76 years — LLOYD—On the 25th inst. at Station-road, Green- field, William Thomas, son of Mr Wm Henry MABLow-On8the lSth^ns^, ah'f'ol?' Marrow, Railway Terrace, Oonnah s Quay, aired 27 hours. -r» i MOBBIS—On the 20th inst, Jane, wife of Mr Robert Morris Soughton, Northop, aged 52 yeara. OWBNS—On the 15th wtt, Elizabeth (daughter of Mr John Owens), Waenyballs, Flint Mauntain, Fiint, aged 66 years. PABBT—On the 27th intlt, William Thomas, son of Mr Simon Parry, Halkyn Hall, Halkyn, aged 6 years. SHBRIDAN-On the 21st inst, Mary, widow of the late Mr Patrick Sheridan, Evans-street, Flint, aged 60 years. SMITH On the 26tb icst. at 65, West Parade, Rhyl, Letitia Lester South, wife of William Smith, late of Merllyn Farm, Rbyl, (formerly of Talargoch), aged 63 an.
cured hioaself. He only looked upon Dr. Davies' brother as an ambulance man.—John Roberts, assistant at Kidderminster House, gave evidence to the effeot that at the end of October 1894, Mr Jones' foot being bad he sent for the doctor and Dr. Davies' brother attended.—His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff on the olaim with costs, the disputed items to be subject to the Registrar"s examination, and also gave a verdict for the defendant on the oounter-olaina for;63 and costs. PAST AND PBBSENT NAJTNEBCH OVBRSBBRS. In this aotion, Riohard Lloyd and Charles Parry (suing as Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Nanneroh), and John Hughes (formerly Assistant Overseer), sought to recover from Francis Robinson and William Edwards, formerly Overseers of Nanneroh, £24 3s. Od., money received by the defendants as Overseers of the Poor for the parish of Nannerch and retained to their own use.—Mr J. B. Marston, Mold, appeared for the plaintiffs, and said pnor to February 5th, 1896, John W. Hughes, one of the plaintiffs was Assistant Overseer and at the time Messrs Robinson and Edwards were Overseers of Nanneroh parish, John Hughes got inte arrears with the rates and the amount at one time owing to the parish was JE123 lis 9d, of which amount L100 has been paid. There was now due from John Hughes £23 lis 9d. Ultimately £ eHughes lost his position and the Overseers on tne 6tb February, 1896, were appointed by the parish meeting to collect the arrears of rate and to receive the salary usually paid the Assistant Overseer. The Overseers collected the rate and paid it into the account of the Union. They subsequently appeared before the auditor and passed their accounts, also before the Revising Barrister and received the allowanoe for registration work. At the audit, the District Auditor etoted in an entry on the parish books that the deoision of the parish meeting was illegal and the parish had no right to I pass such a resolution and that it was not binding. The Rev Watkin Williams appeared before the auditor and asked him for reasons for allowing the item of JE7 15 Od, a oharge in the aocount for the half-year ending 25th March, 1896. The Auditor said he allowed the sum beoauie they were expenses of journeys outside the parish of Nanneroh, rendered neoessary to obtain advioe and discovery of the defalcations, and to prosecute John W. Hughes. A further note was made that he allowed the same under the impression that the Overseers had made the journeys alleged, which he found had not been made and direoted that the allowance made be refunded. It was decided at a parish meeting to appeal to the Local Government Board in the matter. John W. Hughes, Caerwys, said he was formerly assistant overseer of Nanneroh, and got into diffi- culties with the rates to the amount of J6123 lis 9d, of which £100 had been paid, leaving still due to the parish (from him) X23 lis 9d. When in office he was entitled to payments allowed by the Revising I Barrister in respeot of registration work the sum of £16 8a, he sought to recover in order to pay over to the parish. When he was proseouted the two defendants were overseers, and while he was away they colleoted the arrears of rates. He had not received anything. Another item of 97 16a. Od. allowed by the auditor in respect of journeys and other expanses made by the defendants was paid then and he sought to recover that money. Rev Watkiu Williams, rector of Naunerob, said he was the chairman of the Parish Meeting when the question of the defaloations of the Assistant Overseer was considered. He proposed that the vestry allow L6 to the overseers' for acting as oolleotors. He appeared before the auditor, and was told it was illegal and directed that it be repaid into the bank. Mr Robinson showed no aooount, and would not do w. He (witness) attended before the auditor who wrote the entry in the book. Mr Robinson: There is not one ratepayer with the Vioar here to-day, still he say. the parish feels aggrieved. The two overseers refused to appear here. Rev Watkin Williams: Nothing of the sort. Mr Robinson: I call Mr Edwards as witness. Didn't Charles Parry's son tell you this morning he would not appear P His Honour: You can call your witness at the proper time. Mr Robinson: Who writea the minutes in the book? Rev Watkin Williams: I do. When P—As soon as I get home. -— Yes. but it auabt to be at the Parish Meeting and you do it sometimes from memory a month afterwards ? Defendant (Robinson) considered they were being hardly treated. A statement and appeal against the decision of the district auditor in allowing certain amounts, had been sent up to the Looal Government Board. He had reoeived a copy of the appeal and a letter requesting observations. He had replied to the letter, but had not kept a copy of the reply, and had not yet received the decision of the Looal Government Board. His Honour having perused the letters submitted by the defendants, said the Looal Government Board asked the same questions as in the present action. It appeared to him an undefended aotion.—Judg- ment for plaintiff for amount olaimed. A NON TBANSFEB OF LIABILITY. This was an action brought by Kate Parker (suing as Edward Parry the trustee of Ellis Roberts), to recover the sum of 928 7s Od, goods sold, from Sarah Davies, John Davies and Stephen Davies, of Bagillt. Mr F LI Jones appeared for the plaintiff and Mr T W Hughes (Messrs Hughes ann Hughes, Flint) defended. Mr Hughes denied liability on the part of the male defendants.—Mrs Ellis Roberts stated that the mother of the male defendants ordered the goods. Hearing that one of the eons was going to be married it was arranged to divide the debt and two books were made out, one for each son and given to the mother.—By Mr Hughes: She had no authority from the sons to enter the account to their name?. She did it to oblige the mother,-In the evidenoe for the defenoe a direct denial was given to the statement that the male defendants had arranged to divide and pay the debt. —His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff as against Mrs Davies with costs and for the male defendants Without oosts.