The County Council in Social Vein. Members and Officials Entertained by the Chairman. INTERESTING SPEECHES AT LUNCHEON. .After the meeting of the Flintshire Coun- ty Council on Wednesday week, the mem- bers and officials were entertained to lunch- eon at the Old Town Hall, Mold, by the Chairman of the Council, Ald. F. J. Gam- lin. There were few absentees, and these cent apologies. The host presided, suppor- ted by the Vice-Chairman, Alderman Allen, and the Clerk to the Council, Mr. H. A. Tilby. The catering was by Mr. J. Baker, Tat- tenhall. After luncheon the toast of Hie Majesty the King was given by the Chairman and received with the usual honours. Mr. E. W. Johnson, of Messrs. Chamber- lain and Johnson, Llandudno, solicitors to the Mid-Flint-shire Light Railway, proposed the toast of the County Council. He said it was a great honour to propose the toast of the County Council of Flintshire. They could all differ, fight, debate, agree to differ, but he regarded that as a special honour, because his associate n with or his know- ledge of the Flintshire County Council had only recently acquired the proportion it had that day (laughter). Flintshire had much to be proud of. It was only that day week that he was before the Compensation Autho- rity, the Chairman of which was Sir John Eldon Bankee. He did not think any county in the Kingdom had as president of its Quarter Sessions a man not only of the ability but of the gentility—(hear, hear)— they did not always go together—of Mr. Justice Bankes. On that alone Hintehire could be congratulated (hear, hear). He occupied in the county the position of a true nature's nobleman. More than that, Flintshire County Council was a combina- .tion of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They had peer and peasant working together for the advancement and progress of their county. He thought if the County Council had done nothing else, it had brought together the people who were regarded as the classes and combined them in county and local government. In AA ales -there had been misunderstanding between -the two people—one had not known the other. The closer they were brought to- gether the more they appreciated one an- other. Let the combinatioll--call them what they would—Radical, Conservative, Home-ruler or anything else-pull together for the benefit and progress of the county. It was a pity the County Council was com- .posed of party politics. Why it was intro- duced London only knew (laughter). Men of intelligence, with time at their disposal and with business aptitude, were selected to carry out the work of the Council. Let them be COUNTY COUNCILLORS FIRST -and politicians afterwards (hear, hear). He sometimes dreamed of the day when the Parish Council would be linked up with the District Council, the District Council with the County Council, and the County Coun- cil with the House of Parliament (hear, hear, and "Horne Rule," and laughter). Flintshire occupied the position of a bridge between England and Wales. Let her long C, continue to do so, and help in smoothing away those bitternesses and misunderstand- ings that arose. In submitting the toast, he -coupled with it the names of Mr. S. Perks, Mr. W. Y. llargreaves and Dr. J. Humphry Williams. Mr. S. Perk6, responding, expressed ap- preciation of the honour oi his name being ,coupled with the toast, which lie took it was due to his having been a member of the 'Council since its initiation. Since he had been a member he had had courtesy and kindness extended towards him, and he de- sired to acknowledge it. He had on two occasions had the honour of holding the office of vice-chairman, but had declined the higher office. Proceeding, Mr. Perks re- ferred to the men who had distinguished the County Council by their connection with it in past years, and particularly referred to the late Mr. P. P. Pennant. Mr. W. Y. Ilargreaves, responding, said it was well to look back it gave them the chance of seeing things in their proper pro- portion. When he became a member of the County Council he decided everything done was wrong. Now, he was inclined to see that each party tried to do their best, and that being so he could not help feeling they had agreed better than 25 years ago. They had spent some money, they could not help it. Yet they had tried to do it with econo- my; they did not throw money away hand- ful by handful, though they found parish and district councils passing votes of cen- sure upon their dreadful extravagance upon roads, schools and everything else (laugh- ter). He felt he was speaking at a mutual admiration society—(laughter)—but, then, if "hey did not admire themselves no one else would (hear, hear, and laughter). He Loped the Council would long continue to work in t;) the way it was doing now. 0 EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Dr. J. H. Williams said they were there to admire themselves, and it was high time they had a holiday for that purpose (laugh- ter). There was nothing better to keep a man going in Cotiiit Council work than to give him a good ieed (loud laughter). It did a man good to be out for a day. I hey had the right to admire themselves. They could realise there had been good men on the County Council; they had done excel- lent work in the past, and they were excel- lent fellows to-day. They had lords and commons—with all due respect to the lords. As an ultra-Radical who could not leave Radicalism outside the County Council, he had regretted since Lord Kenyon had been called upon to leave them. They all ad- mired him and his presence in the chair struck an ambition in his (the speaker's) ttittd to oceupy that chair ae lie had occu- pied it. They had still Lord Mostyn, and he was sorry he was unable to be with them. They knew the excellent work and encouragement given the Council. They had in their immediate presence gentlemen they were all proud of. They had done ex- cellent work. They had an excellent educa- tion scheme, and he claimed they had worked it as quietly, sincerely, and as splendidly as any county in Wales, and they were proud of their educational develop- ment. They had also other schemes on hand, such as the Dee Navigation and the Mid-Flintshire Railway. If they differed as to details their intentions were to develop their native county. They were equal to it and would do it in spite of nil opposition. The speaker concluded amid uproarious laughter: "We have an excellent record, ex- cellent prospects, and we shall go on in the past as we have done in the future." Aid. R. Allen, vice-chairman of the Coun- cil, proposed the toast of their host—the Chairman of the County Council-in com- plimentary and congratulatory terms, and said since he had been on the Council he had found Mr. Gamlin a first-class colleague and a man of great ability and sound com- mon sense, and one whom they could re- spect and honour as their chief (hear, hear, and applause). He believed Alderman Gamlin's connection went back some 16 years, and in looking back their Chairman could look back on real useful service. He congratulated him on his splendid re- cord. In proposing his toast he might add that it was a sort of red letter day the an- niversary of his wedding (hear, heat). The toast was received with entlius:<.o cheers. Aid. Gamlin responded, saying it was one of the brightest moments of his life to have the County Councillors around him under such circumstances (hear, hear). The Coun- cil voted him in the chair with unanimity which lie looked upon as very high honour to him—an Englishman, though by 35 years' residence practically a naturalised Welsh- man for he looked oil Flintshire as his na- tive county (hear, hear). He had taken a deep interest in its affairs, and had always found the best of friendship in his associa- tion with the County Council (hear, hear). He referred to past chairmen, and mention- ed the chairmanship of the county member, Mr. Herbert Lewis. He also paid high tri- bute to the assistance he received from Mr. Tilby. the clerk to the Council. In conclu- sion, he thanked all present for the cordial way in which they had received the toast.
Mold Petty Sessions. Monday.—Before Mr. Robert Jones (in the chair) and Capt. W. R. K. Mainwaring. LICENCE TRANSFERS. The licence of the Red Lion, Wrexham street, Mold, was transferred to Marie Mor- ris and tlie licence of the Lamb Inn, Gwernyinynydd, was transferred to Thomas Evans. PROPOSED ALTERATIONS. Plans of proposed alterations at the Grand Stand, Padeswood, were submitted and approved. ADJOURNED. Evelyn Lovelock, of Bromficld Houses, Mold, was summoned by William Hookes, attendance officer, in respect of the irregu- lar attendance of his children at school. The case had been adjourned from a pre- vious court. It was stated that the mother had been suffering from fever, and the case had been adjourned in order to ascertain whether her illness covered the period during which the children were not attending. In reply to the Chairman, the Attendance Officer stated that the defendant was ill during part of the time when the children were absent from school. The case was adjourned for a month. CAME TO THE POLTCE STATION. Elisha Williams, Gianrafon, was sum- moned for having been drunk and disor- derly. P.S. Whitehead deposed that on the 22nd of this month he went to the defendant's house to make inquiries. Later in the eve- ning, about 7.30, defendant came to the office at the Police Station. He was in a very drunken condition, and behaved in a disorderly manner, threatening to hit him. He tried to get him to be quiet but without avail, and eventually had to lock him up. P.C. Hughes corroborated. Defendant was fined 5s and costs. ATTENDANCE CASES. The following were summoned by Michael Lewis, attendance officer, in respect of the irregular attendance of their children at school:—Thomas Griffiths, Leeswood -or- dered to pay the costs, 5s. Thomas Hulley, Leeswood—2s 6d. and costs; Robert Grif- fiths, New Brighton—2s. 6d. and costs.
NOT NEEDED. An affable agent approached a Texan father. "Colonel," said lie, "those are mighty fine boys of yours." "The finest ever, stranger," acquiesced the colonel. "The finest in Texas." "I reckon you buy them anything they want "Why, sure, stranger; I buy them any- thing they need, whether they want it or not." "Then, Colonel, let me sell you a cyclo- pedia for them. There's nothing else that will benefit them so much" The colonel looked at agent in astonish- ment. "Why. stranger," said he, "them boys of mine don't need no cyclopaedias. They ride hosses."
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Ffynnongroew Fatality. Tragic Death of Ex-Postmaster of Mostyn. Mr. Robert Williams, of Glandyfrdwy, Ffynnongroew, who was knocked down by a motor cycle on the main road through the village near the Council School OIl Tuesday, the 2nd, died on Tuesday night of last week. He was 80 years of age. At one time he was postmaster of Mostyn, a position lie held for some 30 years, retiring about 12 years ago. He was a native of Llangerniew, and had resided in the Mos- tyn and Ffynnongroew districts about 50 years. His wife died some six years ago. He leaves two sons. The deceased was a prominent member of the Calvinistic Meth- odist Church, a most regular attendant and consistent and earnest in all his life and highly respected by everyone. Deep regret is felt, that after such a long and useful life, hie end should be so sad and tragic. An inquest was held at Siloa Welsh Con- gregational Chapel on Wednesday night, Mr F. Llewellyn-Jones, the County Coroner, presiding. Mr. Thos. Jones, Gwendraeth, was foreman of the jury. Evidence of identification was given by David Jones Williams, of Rhydwen, Barns- ley (son of the deceased), who said his father was unconscious, with the exception of a short spell, from the date of the acci- dent to his death. Isaac Parry, licensee of the Farmers' Arms, stated that he was coming from the licensed premises a little before 8 o'clock, on the morning in question, when Glyn W illiams beckoned to him. He went along and saw deceased lying in the middle of the road, and a motor cyclist about 10 yards off also lying in the road with his machine on top of him, the engine still going. Glynne Williams, Liverpool House, Ffyn- nongroew, stated that in company with his brother Ivor, he was driving on the morn- ing of the accident in the direction of Tal- acre. His brother saw deceased walking on the opposite pavement, also in the direction of Talacre, and called out to him to come and have a lift. The Coroner: Did you see the motor cyclist coming from Talacre? Witness: No. He did not notice him until he came opposite the trap. Witness added that it was possible to 6ee along the road for a quarter of a mile. The Coroner: Was the motor cyclist driving very quickly? Witness lie was going at a pretty good pace, but I have often seen motor cyclists going faster. The Coroner: Have you any idea of the rate lie was travelling at? Witness: No. The cyclist seemed to have his machine well under control. Continuing his evidence, he further sta- ted that he saw the deceased knocked down After beckoning to Isaac Parry, lie imme- diately drove off for Dr. Evans. The next witness was Ivor Williams, of Liverpool House, brother of the last wit- ness, who said the deceased did not seem to know which way to go. He had started across the road and then started back again John Jones Parry, butcher, said that a few minutes before 8 on Tuesday morning he was in his yard at Moelfryn and noticed a motor cyclist passing the gate. The Coroner: You only just saw him passing the gate, so you could not tell us whether he was travelling quickly or not? Witness: No. The Coroner: What happened next? HEARD A CRASH. Witness: I heard a crash and ran to the road. There I saw Mr. fVilliams lying in the road aud the motor cyclist about 10 yards away with the cycle on top of him and the engine still going. I rushed to stop the engine and pulled the cycle away from the cyclist. The Coroner: Did the cyclist say any thing? Witness: No. He was crying and didn't seem to know where he was. My father J helped to carrying him into the Farmers' Arms. Dr. Evans stated that he was called to tre scene of the accident and found de- ceased unconscious but waving his arms about. He was bleeding freely from the right leg. On further examination in the house he found that in addition to many superficial bruises, deceased had a badly sprained left foot, compound fracture of the right leg, and came to the conclusion that there were also superficial lacerations on the brain. The deceased remained uncon- scious up to Friday night when lie partially recovered consciousness, but again lapsed into unconsciousness on Monday evening and died at a quarter to five on Tuesday evening. J. L. Bromley, Anerley, 1lhyl, stated that lie did not remember anything about the accident, except seeing an old gentle- man dodging in front of his bicycle in the middle of the road. He thought he had full control of the bicycle. The Coroner: Did you not see the old gentleman before you came up to him? Witness No. In answer to Mr. Scott (of Messrs. Brom- ley, Scott and Co., Rhyl) who represented Mr. Bromley, witness further stated that he had beeu driving the machine since last January and that his custom was always to sloiv down when approaching a village. He had started from home that morning at five minutes past seven and his watch had stopped at twenty minutes to eight, and therefore he had taken 35 minutes to cover the distance (10 miles). In his summing up the Coroner said there was no doubt as to the cause of death being due to the accident, but there was no evidence whatever to show that the bicycle had been driven at an excessive speed or that there had been any neglig- ence in the driving. THE VERDICT. The jury returned a verdict of "Acciden- tal Death." There was a proposal to add a rider, the foreman expressing the view that a speed limit should be adopted for the village. In the absence of one, he said, the village would be taking the law into its own hands, as there had been several serious accidents in the village before the fatal one. The Coroner suggested that the local authorities should apply to the County Council and state their case. A vote of sympathy was passed with the relations of the deceased. Messrs. Bromley, Scott and Co., solici- tors, Rhyl, write as follows:—"Motor- Cycling Accident. Our attention has been called to a report of an accident under the above heading appearing in your issue of the 4th June last, which is calculated to give a wrong impression of the cause, of the accident. So far as we are aware, no account of the inqunt. which was held on the 10th inst. at Ffynnongroew, and at which the evidence was heard, has appear- ed in your paper. "In the report of the 4th inst. you say that Mr. Williams, having been offered a ride in a trap, was crossing the road to take advantage of the kindness, when, from the direction of Rhvl, a motor-cyclist came along at a fast pace and collided violently with the old gentleman, knocking him down. At the inquest the whole of the evi- dence went to show that the cyclist, Mr. Bromley, was not travelling too fast, and that the accident was occasioned mainly through the deceased having hesitated whilst crossing the road, and endeavoured to return to the footpath. The jury re- turned a verdict of 'Accidental Death' and exonerated Mr. Bromley from all blame. "We are writing this letter to you as we represented Mr. Bromley at the inquest, and we trust that you will give it the same prominence that you did to the report of the accident in your paper, as it is only fair to our client that the wlfole of the facts should be utated." (We have pleasvre in publishing the above letter. We may add that owing to the fact that we publish at an early hour on Thurs- day morning, we were unable to give a re- port of the inquest- which was liem on the Wednesday evening—in our last issue.— Editor.) THE FUNERAL. The interment of the late Mr. Robt. Wil- liams took place at Whitford Churchyard on Friday afternoon. At Glandyfrdwy the service was taken by the Rev. R. Caradog Rowlands, minister of the C.M. Chapel, with which deceased was long and faithful- ly connected. There were present the re- latives, including:—Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Williams (son and daughter-in-law) and Master R. E. Williams (grandson). Barns- ley; Mr. and Mrs R. E. Williams (son and daughter-in-law) and Master Robt. Dd. Williams (grandson); Miss Lizzie Williams (grand-daughter), Hull; Mr. and Mrs. John Williams (brother and sister-in-law), Wig- an; Miss M. E. Jones (niece), Glandyfr- dwy Mr. T. Webster Jones (nephew); Mr. W. R. Parry, AVarncliffe Collieries, Wood- moor, Barnsley. There were also present: The Rev. W. Armon Ellis, vicar; Rev. E. Lloyd Jones, Rev. Rhys Morgan, Dr. Evans, Messrs. T. J. Pownall, J. Roberts, R.D.C., Kidderminster House; T. Jones, Gwendraeth; T. Ellis, Prestatyn; T. O. Hughes, Prestatyn; T. E. Jones, D. H. R. Owen, D. Roberts, Edw. Lloyd, Jacob Roberts, Robt. Dennis, J. Pearson, Fitch, Whitford, etc. The service at Whitford was taken by the Rev. Ellis Da- vies, vicar. Wreaths were: In memory of dear Grandpa, from the children at Rhyd- wen, Barnsley; R. E. and Sally Williams, Hull; John and Jane Williams, Wigan; Sergt. Major and Mrs. F. Baker, Holy- well; Jack and Mrs. R. Bromley, Rhyl; Office Staff, Williams' Bros., Ltd., Hull. The undertaking arrangements were car- ried out by Mr. J. Miller, Ffynnongroew, who supplied a handsome oak coffin with brass furnishings, and Mrs. Fanny Holmes, Holywell, provided the hearse and mourn- ing carnages.
--< THE NEW RALEIGH MODELS. 7 '-r The .,itetjl models of the new Raleign bicycles for 1914 are now being shown by the Raleigh agents, Powell Bros., Ltd., 6, Town Hill, Wrexham. The Raleigh, known all ovei the world as "the all steel bicycle," iv. always worth ii e special study of every cyclist, because of its many unique features. Its all-steel construction, for instance, gives it unique strength because of the absence of malleable iron castings in the head and seat-bracket joints and in the crank-bracket. These, which arc usually employed in other makes, are heavy and liable to hid- den flaws. The Raleigh company use in their stead light, strong loops, pressed from the finest homogeneous, cold-rolled steel. Raleigh frames are built by most scientific methods: tubes and joints are united by a proee-s vastly superior to that ill general use. In place of the old-fashioned blow- pipe and brazing hearth, where the sound- ness of the joint depends entirely on the skill and care of the workman, and under which method imperfect brazing is of fre- quent occurrence, Raleigh cycle frames, alter being fitted together, are immersed in a crucible of molten brass, which is kept at a uniform temperature, 60 that there is no possibility of a burnt tube, as in hand brazing, and the molten brass running into every crevice always ensures a perfect joint. This is most essential in the produc- tion of a high-class cycle. The Raleigh bearings are hardened so that they will last a lifetime, while every ball is gauged to the 3-1000th part of an inch, the result being that beautiful silky running and "life" which is always so ap- parent in a Raleigh. In many other re- spects the Raleighs set the pace in the cvding world, so that this opportunity of seeing the very latest in cycles should be taken by everyone interested in the bicycle, while those who cannot call will obtain full information from the charmingly illustrated "Book of the Raleigh," which will be ceiit free by post to any of our readers applying j to the address given above.
Girl Takes Poison. Attempted Suicide at Shotton. UNGOVERNABLE TEMPER." At Hawarden Petty Sessions, on Thurs- day last, Gertrude Johnson, Brook road, Shotton, was charged with attempting to commit suicide by taking poison. Elizabeth Ann Johnson, mother of the defendant, said on Tuesday her daughter returned home from her employment at the Shotton Laundry. She had supper and seemed in her usual spirits. After having supper she put on her mackintosh and hat and went into the backyard. She stood out in the rain for half an hour, and her young man, who was in the house, shouted to her to come in. Witness also asked her to come in, but she would not answer them. After going upstairs witness came down and found her daughter in the kitchen and her mackintosh and hat were wet through. The girl refused to go to bed, saying she would sleep on the sofa. Witness struck her two or three times and said if she would not go to bed, she (witness) would send for the police. They went upstairs and later her daughter rushed into witness's bedroom and threw a bottle, on which was a poison label, on to the bed, saying she had taken the contents of the bottle. She then complain- ed of pains in her stomach, but refused to take an emetic. She later took some salt and water. Witness thought the girl was disappointed because she would not allow her to go to a picture palace with her young man. Defendant had an ungovernable tem- per at times. Dr. Walton, Shotton, deposed to being called to the girl at midnight. He said he found her lying in bed and complaining of pains in her stomach. He treated her. She seemed to be in hysteria. P.C. Dempsey said he was called to the house and found defendant in bed, and she appeared to be suffering great pain. When charged, she stated that she did It in a temper. She was disappointed because her mother would not let her go to a picture palace, and because her mother struck her when she would not go to bed. He knew the girl, and she was very respectable. Defendant said she would not do it again. She was bound over to be of good be- haviour for twelve months.
Hawarden Petty Sessions Thursday.—Before Messrs. T. R. Probert, W. Fryer, W. H. Fox, A. F. Davies, Capt. Vickers, and J Jones. BOUND OYER. Henry Lewis, formerly employed as a porter at the Queensferry Station of the L. and X. W. Railway Co., pleaded guilty to stealing a suit of clothes, value £ 2 12s. 6d., and a lady's rainproof coat, value £ 1 7s. 6d., the property of the Railway Co. Evidence showed that the stolen articles Evidence showed that the stolen articles were trusted to the defendant in his capaci- ty as goods porter at Queensferry Station. He had been in the employ of the Company for 11 months, at a weekly wage of 22s. The stolen suit of clothes was found at de- fendant's home, and the rainproof coat was given by defendant to a young woman with whom lie was keeping company. Mr. J. B. Marston, who defended, asked the Bench to bind defendant over under the first Offenders' Act. He had borne a good character until this case, and was exceed- ingly sorry for what he had done. The Chairman said the Bench had taken a lenient view of the case, and defendant would be bound over in the sum of £ 10 and two sureties or £ 5 each, to be of good be- haviour for twelve months. Defendant was ordered to pay the costs and the loss to the Railway Co. They were dealing leniently with defendant on acount of his erood char- acter. HAWKING BEER: MOLD MAN FINED £ 5 AND COSTS. William Griffiths, of Mold, was summon- ed for hawking beer without a licence by retail at Shotton on April 18th. Mr. Frank Dart, solicitor for the Customs and Excise Department, said that the case was one commonly known as hawking beer, and that was a person selling beer 011 pre- mises other than on premises for which lie held a retail licence. It appeared on April 18ili defendant, with a van with his employ- er's name and address on it, called at the house of Mr. Fitzpatrick at Shotton, the officer of Customs and Excise, and asked if he would buy some beer. The officer pur- chased six pint bottles of stout, for which he paid Is. 9d. ancl received a receipt. The officer asked if the man could give him any I whisky, and the defendant said lie had no whisky, as there was no demand for it. On April 25th defendant again called at the officer's house and tried to sell him some nmre beer. From the facts before him lie did not think there was sufficient evidence to take proceedings against defendant's employer. Mr. Dart pointed out that that practice was very unfair to othel" licensees in the district. Mr. Pilgrim Morris, who appeared for de- fendant, and pleaded guilty, said defendant had an order to take some beer to the next house to the officer's, and they only took half of what was ordered. lie was told that Mr. Fitzpatrick might take the other half, so lie went there, and Mr. Fitzpatrick purchased it. He did not think the case would have occurred had not delendant been over-zealous in his duties. The Chairman said it was a very bad case. The defendant knew his instructions were to take the beer back again. He would be fined £ 5 and costs, and the magistrates hoped it would be a warning to him in the future. It was most unfair to other licensees. COWARDLY ASSAULT. Jessie McCeddon, 5, Belgrave terrace, Queensferry, summoned Kate Crighton, a neighbour, for assault on May 19th, and there was also a cross-summons. Mr. Mar- ston appeared for MeCeddoii and Mr. T. I W. Hughes for Crighton. Mx1. Marston stated that on May 19th, in the middle of the day, his client heard a little boy crying outside the house, and on going outside found Mrs. Crighton's grand- daughter had hit the child. She brought the boy in and later Mrs. Crighton came out and caught her by the throat, kicked her, and caused blood to flow from the face. Jessie McCeddon bore out this statement, and in reply to Mr Hughes denied kicking Crighton when title was oil the floor. Emily Patten, Belgrave Villa, Queens- ferry, who saw the assault, described it as cowardly and most cruel. P.C. Gomer Jones deposed to going to the place. Jessie McCeddon had a black eye and was covered with blood. Mrs. Crighton was the most disagreeable woman in Queensferry. Mr. T. W. Hughes said the parties were next-door neighbours and not on the best of terms to say the least of it. His client al- leged that McCeddon chastised her grand- daughter and Mrs Crighton went to them. McCeddon then knocked her down and kicked her. She had to be attended by Doctor Craddock for some days afterwards. Evidence bearing out this statement was given by Mr. and Mrs. Crighton and Ellis Davies, an ironworker. The magistrates decided to fine Mrs. Crighton 10s. and costs and dismissed the other summons. RECKLESS DRIVING. Arthur Fleet, of 272, Tarvin road, Ches- ter, employed by Mr. J. T. Milne, Chester, was summoned for driving a heavy motor lurry recklessly at Saltney on May 14th, and also with being drunk in charge of the same. Mr T. W. Hughes prosecuted and Mr. R. T. Morgan defended. Mr. Hughes said that P.S. Williams, of Saltney, was speaking to a roadman near the Stone Bridge, Saltney, when he noticed a motor lurry coming from the direction of Broughton at a great speed and swerving all over the road. They noticed that the vibration was so great that one of the boxes fell off the wagon on to the road. The sergeant called out to defendant, but he did not stop. Earlier on a lady in charge of some children saw the car being driven recklessly and had to get into a gate- way or there would have been a serious ac- cident. It was a very serious thing for heavy motor lurries to be driven at this rate. Sergt. Williams, Saltney, said the lurry was going at a speed of 18 to 20 miles an hour and was swerving. Evelina Tebble said she was between the Beeches and the Cop House, and saw the lurry going fast, and was swerving from one side of the road to the other. She and some children with her got in a gate- way. Mr. R. T. Morgan said defendant regret- ted the offence very much. He was under the influence of drink at the time. He had been in the employ of Mr. Milne for eight years and had conducted himself in an exemplary manner during that period. He was not well that day and only had three bottles of beer. The Chairman said they were dealing leniently with defendant on account of his good character. He was fined £ 1 and costs for reckless driving and 5s. and costs in the other case. WORKING AN UNFIT HORSE. James Rathbone, of Saltney, was sum- moned for illtreating a horse by working it whilst in an unfit condition, and Samuel Johnson, also of Saltney, was summoned for causing the horse to be worked. The evidence showed that P.C. Elliot and Inspector Davies, of the R.S.P.C.A., saw the horse attached to a water cart at Pentre, Queensferry. They noticed the horse was very lame and the inspector or- dered it to be taken out. Mr. Fletcher (veterinary surgeon), of Wrexham, gave evidence as to examining the horse and finding it lame oil May 30th. Defendants were ordered to pay the costs.
IDEAL WORKHOUSE. ARMCHAIRS FOR GOOD INMATES. With a view to making the Hampstead Workhouse an "ideal home" for the re- spectable and well-behaved, the local guar- dians have decided to treat them far more generously than has hitherto been the case. The inmates are to be divided into four classes Class A will consist of aged and infirm in- mates of previous good character. These inmates are to be free to receive their friends daily from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. They will be permitted to receive them in the day room, the floors of which are to be covered with linoleum; comfortable arm chairs are to be provided for each person, the win- dows to be curtained, and a clock and more pictures to be provided, while the general aspect of the rooms is to be made as invit- ing as possible. The inmates will also be allowed to have their meals in their day-room, and will be placed on special dietary. They will also be allowed one ounce of tobacco; they will also be allowed one ounce of tobacco or two ounces of tea, and eight ounces of sugar, weekly, while separate sleeping accommo- dation with curtained cubicles will be pro- vided. There will be a special smoke-room for the men. Class B is for those aged and infirm ovem sixty who cannot be placed under Class A, and for others of any age who are of good character. They will receive the ordinary treatment afforded in the past, but tobacco will be supplied to the men and an extra cup of tea is to be made in bulk. They will have separate sleeping accommoda- tion. Class C will consist of those who arc neither of definitely good nor of known bad character. This classes will not "receive any extras. Class D will include all inmates whose characters are decidedly bad. Their diet will be inferior to that of Class C. No inmate will be placed in Class A on admission. It is only to be reached by es- pecially good behaviour.
Derby Day Capture. Shotton Man Fined for Street Betting- "OUTPOSTS WATCHING POLICE." At Hawarden Petty Sessions on Thursday last, Jesse Bellis, Shotton, was summoned for street betting at Shotton on the 27th May. Mr T. W. Hughes prosecuted and Mr. Pilgrim Morris appeared for defendant, who pleaded guilty. Mr. Iluglies said for some time the police had had considerable difficulty to suppress betting at Shotton. The offence touk place 011 Derby day. Sergeant Jones concealed himself and saw 58 or 59 people go up the passage where defendant was. Everyone in the district seemed to harbour men such as defendant and offered no assistance what- ever to the police. There was Ill) doubt defendant was carrying on an extensive system of betting. Defendant had outpost* watching the police, and boys went to the passage where lie was placed. P.S. Jones said on May 27tli lie conceal- ed himself with P.C. Dempsey, and strsv de- fendant go into the passage, and afterwards saw several men and boys go up the pas- sage and come out again. He saw defend- ant take something from two men. Cross-examined Witness said defendant bore a good character and had never been before the court before. For the defence Mr. Morris said defend- ant had an excellent character. Defendant was fined £ 3 and costs. BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. William Walton, 46, Jubilee street, Shot- ton, was charged with loitering in the street at Shotton for betting. Mr. T. W. Hughes prosecued and Mr. J. B. Marston. appeared for defendant, who pleaded not guilty. Mr. Hughes said that on the 25th May P.C. H. J. Hughes was in Chester road, Shotton, and when outside the Post Office lie saw defendant standing within five yards of the top of Jubilee street. The officer kept out of sight and saw a man go up to Walton and hand him something which ap- peared to be a slip. When Walton saw the policeman he bolted. The officer followed him, but could find no trace of him. P.C. Hughes said about 12.50 p.m. on Monday, May 25th, he was on duty at Shotton and noticed defendant about five yards from the top of Jubilee street. Wit- ness kept out of sight and saw a man hand defendant a slip of paper. Witness walked towards Jubilee street with the intention of catching defendant, but immediately the latter recognised witness he ran away and disappeared. W itness knew the man car- ried on a business as a bookmaker. W it- ness stayed there until 1.20, but he did not see defendant again. P.C. Dempsey said he served the sum- mons on defendant, who said "Oh, yes." For the defence Mr. Marston submitted that there was no evidence to show that defendant was betting. Defendant was a. bookmaker, and there was no dishonesty in being a bookmaker. Some bookmaker had been Mayor of Chester and all sorts of things. Mr. R. T. Morgan (who was in court): -No; I must protect Chester. Defendant gave evidence and said he had been fined previously. He made no bets on the 25th May. Cross-examined by Mr. Hughes, defend- ant said he got his living by betting, and did nothing else. He did not see the con- stable on the 25th May. The Bench gave defendant the benefit of the doubt and dismissed the case. ♦>
THE "LARGEST CIRCLLATluX." The truth of the saying. here art is long cash is short, was evidenced by the appearance of the following editorial re- cently in the columns of a small Western newspaper :—"Burglars entered our house last night. To the everlasting shame of the community for whose welfare we have lab- oured, be it said, they got nothing.
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