ST. ASAPH (DENBIGH) RURAL DIbTRICT COUNCIL. FRIDA ¥.-Mr J W Jones presided, and amongst others present were Messrs Hugh Roberts, Thomas Lloyd, Owen ov%,enst David Roberts, John Roberts, William Jones, Morris Jones, Joseph Jones, R Griffiths, John Pritchard, Bennett Jones, Robert Davies, J E Parry, John Evans; with the clerk, Mr Grimsley; the medical officer, Dr Roberts; and the Inspector and Sur- veyors. NUISANCE NEAR TILERY CEOSJSIVA The Abergele Parish Counoil; wrote stat- ing that a complaint had been made that a portion of the highway near Tilery Crossing was being used by occupants of caravans, and asking that Council to fence that portion of the road and put up a notice prohibiting them camping there. It was deoided to put up a fenee there and also to notify the police at, Abergele. ROAD IMPROVEMENTS. It was decided, on the application of the Llansannan Parish Council, for half moons to be constructed on the road near Allt-y- Plas, to appoint three members of the Council to meet the agent of Mrs Wynne orke's estate with a view of making-an application for land to construct the-half moons. DISTRICT COUNCILS AS SANITARY AUTHORITIES. Mr Bennett Jones said that at the' last' County Council meeting of Deritoiglfeture, reniarknveremadethat tile Ifc'sfrife&Cftaneil1 were not alive to their daties, as the: sanitary authorities. It vsas; said- tkbt* dairies were not kept clean, and that middens were too near to them, and also that the drainage was very bad. He should like to know from the: Itispeetdf^fcetfc&r his district was clear front these- ehtwg"; l The .S)»i*p«:-ctor w id he was n*t a posmor. -osay that they were ail sau&iWcory at the present moment. He visited the places as often as he could. Mr Bennett Jones wished to know whether it was the duty of the Inspector to keep a book and enter in it where he was every day during the month. The Clerk said ho had a report book to allow his visits. Mr Joseph Jones said that a gentleman from that district said in the County Council that he knew of farms where the Sanitary Inspector had not visited for the last 15 years. The Inspector said he had visited the dairies and cowsheds systematically, and had reported upon them from time to time. He was prepared to say that the dairie*" and cowsheds in the St Asaph district of Flintshire and Denbighshire were in very good order. After further discussion it was decided that the Inspector should keep a book and enter in it where he was every day of the month. THE EDUCATION BILL. On the motion of Mr Bennett Jones, seconded by Mr Robert Davies, a similar resolution to that passed in the Board of Guardians was adopted by the Council.
IIENLLAN. GALLANTRY IN A CTII, REWARDED. We are pleased to learn th' Mr Cyril Humphreys, of the Cape Mounted Rifles, second son of the Rector of Henllan, i!t one, of the-detachment to represent the Colonial troops at the Coronation. That he is worthy of the honour is proved by his promotion for gallant behaviour in action The following letter was received by his father this week :— C.M.R. Sterkstroom 16.5.02. Dear sir, I am enclosing you a paragraph of the C.M.R. Regimental Orders jc-"t ie!eivcd from Head Quarters, which will be too late to catch your son before lie loaves for England. Regt. Order No. 24 by Col. Dalgetty, Commanding Cape Mounted Rifles, Tintata, May 12, 1902. Paragraph xviii.—Corporal C Humphreys < is appointed Sergeant from date for gallant behaviour in action near Celli Kloof on the 26th March, 1902. Please inform him of this when he arriv". Yonr son's friend, T. M. LAWRANCB Sorgt., C.M-R." Mr C Humphreys has been on active service since the commencement of the war. He was with the Colonial troops under Col Dalgetty at Wepener in April, 1900 where they-were hemmed iw by the Boers under De Wet for 17 days and- wbere the Cape Mounted Rifles suffered so severely.
WHEN MY WIFE'S A WIDOW. It has never been said of Irishmen that-they are lacking in courage. On the contrary, thoir physical ardour not infrequently outruns their discretion but that was not so in the case of the man who uttered the remarkable trords at the head of this article. A private in aM Irish regiment on aetive service in the Crimea during the terrible winter of 1854, he was urged by his comrades to volunteer for a very d-,tngerow-- task which meant almost certain death, and they sought to incline him to their wid hy telling him of the glory that would ever after attach to his name if he fell. To this the Irishman replied with the question What's the use of that to me when my wife's a widow ? Not much, we fear, It is theduty of every man to prevent his wife from becoming a widow- as long as he possible can. In the stress of modern civilisation the task becomes an increasingly difficult one, so that a mm who succeeds in retaining sound health must be- accounted wise in his day and generation. A few years ago," writes Mr. William Blunn, of 24, Rednal, "Burnt Green. Worcs., I began to be troubled with indigestion. Everything I ate seemed to become lodged within me, tbe weight at my chest and stomuch being almost unendurable. My heart palpitated so that I could only draw my breath with difficulty, particularly at night, compelling me to rive and walk about for hours together. It was noh beeau-e I had taken to much supper., for my appetite had almost ceased and I ate barely sufficient to keep me alive. My tongut was coated and an unpleasant tasteialways present in my mouth. Of course I lost flesh rapidly, and became thin, weak, and sickly-looking. I consulted two doctors, but their treatment failed to benefit me, so that I went from bad to worse. But luckily for me there wepe people in Rednal who knew the worth of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, and I was persuaded to give it a t^ial. I to«k two bottles of it, and they did me so much good that I abandoned its use, believing I could then do without it. In this I was too hasty, and a return of my complaint compelled me to again resort to it. I therefore took four more bottles. and could then truthfully assert that Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup had wrought a lasting cure. My appetite was improved, I could digest my food, enjoy sound sleeep, and in a few months gained eleven pounds in weight. If at any time I feel run down, a dose ot it never fails to put me right again." J
"LADY'S WORLD"The June Number of the LAdy's World is a double one, price 6d_. (Messrs Horace Marshall & Sons, 125, Fleet Street, E.C.). It contains much interesting information about the Coronation, and an appreciative article on Bel" Majesty the Queen by Mrs C N Williamson. The stories are suitable for the Coronation se ason, Society and Drama are up-to-date. Fashions show the newest in gowns and blouses, fashionable hair- dtfessi-rtg- and the latest lace novalties. The fancy work article consists of instructions on how to make an imitation antique Brussels collar. Practical dressmaking consists in giving good-instructions how to make up a tiKked and inserted muslin blouse. The millinery lesson will also prove useful. This June Number is a very fine one from every point of view. "GOD SAVE THE KING."—Those who wish to know the full history of our National Anthem and its distinguished associations will do well to possess themselves of a superbly illustrated table book just issued as a Coronation Souvenir by the Maxawattae Tea Company. Ltd., Tower Hill, E.C. In form it is oblong quarto, and it contains.a series of chartnitigly executed and elaborate designs in many colours, from paintings specially made by Mr. William Theodore Parkes. The whole soneme of pictorial embellishment is gorgeous, intro- ducing, in addition to 9, -fine portrait of the King, many pages of designs, interwoven with the score of the anthem, bribing in reproduct- ions of all the national flags, representations of every branch of the naval and Willtaryservioes, and a crtwd of symbolical accessories most effectively grooped. The literary portion of the work is-both entertaining and instructive, and altogether this handsome contribution to the commetnoration of a great historical ocoasion is a thigig to got and to, tteMJure The cover is a )n*vvel of dainty colour werk. COLEMAN'S R i THE BttEST 1MHC m THE WBBHL 6,0fi0=S6,BB0 irqfflgyiCH it tca»p<m. ..1.
BUTHIN. OFF TO SOUTH AFRICA. A TOMMY" OVEBBOARD. Mrs Powell, of the Royal Oak Inn, Ruthin, late of the Dolphin Arms Hotel, Mold, has received a letter from her son, Trooper B Powell of the Imperial Yeomanry Field Forces, who is en voyage to South Africa, on board the T.S.S. Sicilia. The message is dated from (ribraltar, and says: We have just passed the coast of Spain after running alongside of it for about 100 miles. We are not far from Gibraltar now, so I will be able to post this letter there. We have had a splendid voyage so far, and not one of us have been sea-sick. We have 2x--en sailing for five days in the Bay of Biscay, which was as calm as a millpond. one of our chaps fell over- jboard this afternoon, and was half a mile away before the ship stopped. He was rescued none the worse than having received a bad fright. We have a concert on board this evening. This is a fine ship, and she idoes 16 miles an hour. The climate is getting hotter every day as we proceed onward. I have been on deck all the after- Jloon watching the coast of Spain; and there is some beautiful scenery here. We fcad a good send off from Southampton; When the ship was edging off we all sang "Goodbye, Dolly Grey," "Tis hard to say goodbye," "The anchor's weighed," and aiumerous other songs. We had our photo- graphs taken by a cinematograph; if ever it should be exhibited at Ruthin you will jbe able to observe me sitting on the top of the rigging waving my hat. There were 1000 of us on board. The letter concluded with the usual home inquiries and good fishes.
•'PEACE" THANKSGIVING AT RUTHIN. VOLUNTEER CHURCH PARADE. r On Sunday U Peace" Thanksgiving Rervioes were held in all the churches and Chapels in Ruthin, when prayers and thanksgiving were offered to Almighty God for the Peace which has been restored in South Africa. Assembling at the Drill Hall, the "6" Company of the 1st V.B.R.W.F., paraded to the St Peter's Church headed by the &)and, and accompanied by the "khaki lieroes," Privates T J Bushell, Thomas Wynne Williams, John Edward Jones, Thomas Davies, and Robert Thomas Owen, Who, a week previous, returned from South Africa. Lieut T J Rouw was in supreme command, accompanied by Sergt. Instructor Taylor, and the company turned out in good numbers. Ex-Squadron Sergt.-Majors < D Phillips and W Williams, of the Denbighshire Hussars, and Corporal W Paddon, who had seen active service in Kouth Africa with Lord Dunraven's Sharp- shooters, were also in attendance. Appropriate prayer and hymns having been rendered. The Rev Ebenezer Evans preached an able discourse from Joshua v., 13th to 15th verses, "And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man ever against him with his sword drawn in kis hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, art thou for us, or for our adversaries ? And he said, nay but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, what saith my lord to his servant? And the eaptain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so." This, my brethren, continued the reverend gentleman, is a memorable day; a day set apart through- out the length and breadth of the empire for thanksgiving for the termination of a war which has lasted nearly three years. We now kaow what war is, what havoc it works, What eost it involves. Therefore, we know what war is, and our thanksgiving for peace is not a mere formality, but is sin- cere, and comes from our very hearts. This day is memorable in a way, it marks the termination of a war which has been waged under conditions different from those of any previous wars, and of war which will, we may confidently assert, occupy an important place in the history of the world. To-day, too, my brethren, should be ever kept in thankful remem- brance by all of us, young and old. The services of thanksgiving which are now being held, are an acknowledgment on the part of the empire of God's over-ruling providence, and that we owe our success and the present peace, not to the skill and courage of our soldiers and generals-not to the tact and patience of our statesmen and diplomatists, but to Almighty God. Oar generals did exhibit skill and courage, and a marvellous power of endurance-our statesmen did exhibit tact and moral strength, but these were, after all, but instruments in the hands of a higher Being, who had ordained them to be agents to carry out His will. The eye of the soul to- day is to penetrate beyond the immediate causes, and we are called upon to acknow- ledge and to thank the Prime Cause of all -Almighty God. "Praise ye the Lord for the avenging of Israel/' sang Deborah. Now, at a period when men seem to be losing faith ia the reality of spiritual things now, at a period when many pro- fess to see signs that religion is dying out in the country, is it not a matter for real gratitude that the nation should be moved to acknowledge publicly, the providence of God in the events of this life-to ascribe to Him the praise for the peace lately Jbrought about ? I do not propose to speak to you further this morning on the subject of peace, and thanksgiving for peace, but I wish to address myself chiefly to the young men who are present in church this morning and more particularly to the members of the volunteer company. I do not propose to speak to you smooth words of flattery, but, so far as I can, plain un- adorned words, setting forth your duty as Christian men, and taking the soldier Joshua as a pattern of what men and soldiers should be. You are here this morning in large numbers. and it is gratify- ing to see you. But there are no more here thi3 morning than there ought to be every Sunday morning. Why is it that many of you never think of coming to church except on an occasional Sunday evening? You think that it is finer and more manly to stand in street corners and to loaf in the lanes of the neighbourhood than to come here to confess your dependence on Almighty God. You despise the cultivation of the Christian character. You think that the ideal of the Christian character is a womanish character-not a manly one. Look, my friends, on him who is introduced to us in the verses of the text—consider Joshua. What a splendid soldier he was! How brave, how resource- ful When the Ainalekite-s fell upon the rearguard Joshua was there to repel them in a moment. Defeated for a time at Aij he wmw not discouraged, but he triect&gaiw and algain, and at last he succeeded. Th+ true soldier combines courage with reverence. There are some shortsighted people, foolish people, who imagine that it is an unmanly thing to pray. They- divide mankind into two classes. jThe manly ones, who look after ,themselves, and the religious ones who! take to" Cheir knees and pray. Joshua, hkuvelock, Gordon, and hundreds of devout religious men who fought and suffered and ¡ died in the battlefields of South Africa, answer that this conception is a lying delusion. The best soldier, the bravest soldier, the manly man, is the man who is not ashamed to pray. Another point which we notice in Joshua is his splendid loyalty to his orders. If you think of it, one never, to all appearances, had more absurd orders given him than Joshua had on this occasion. Instead of marching at the head of his men and conquering Jericho by force of arms, he was jommanded to walk round Jericho and to carry with him the Ark of God. Imagine, if you can, Joshua being attended by a modern war correspondent. What scoffing articles would have have been written about the conduct of this gallant soldier walking around the place which he was apparently afraid to attack. Some of you doubtless know what it is to have marched for days, and that under hard conditions, and without the remotest idea of the purpose of the march. But you went as you were instructed. The soldier's first duty is to obey, and you obeyed gladly. You had faith in your commanders. Ob, my brethren, apply the lessons which you have acquired in your military service to your life service. If you do, you will be better Christians. Has it ever occurred to you how much in religion is really a matter of order and obedience? There are many things which we cannot understand, but where the order is perfectly clear we must obey. We may not be able to understand the meaning of the teaching of the Church on holy baptism. The command, however, is clear. There is no service which ought to appeal more to the soldier than our beautiful service of confirmation, when the young Christian soldier comes home clothed with heavenly grace before he goes out fully armed into the battle of life. I ask you, my brethren, to consider this character which I have placed before you this morn- ing-the soldier Joshua, the man of action, and the man of prayer consider him as a true type of what we ought to aim at being. The congregation then heartily sang "God Save the King," led by the choir, and the service concluded. The Volunteers then formed up on the Square, when Col Cornwallis West who was accompanied by Mrs West, walked up to those who bad returned from South Africa, and addressed a few appropriate remarks to each of them individually. The company then marched to the Drill Hall, where they were dismissed.
RUTHIN POLICE COURT. MONDAY.—Before Messrs G H Denton (in the chair), Lewis Morgan, Stanley J Weynaan and the Mayor of Ruthin (Dr J Medwyn Hughes). THE LICENCE OF THE BLUE BBLL INN, BEBWEN. Mr Glynne Hughes, solicitor of Ruthin, applied for the temporary transfer of the Blue Bell Inn, Derwen, to Mr Robert Jones, and read testimonials as to applicant's character from Mr Hugh Roberts, chairman of the Derwen Parish Council; Rev David Morris, rector of Derwen and Mr John Hughes, of Penycoed, member of the County Council for that district. Applicant said he was the son of the late Mrs Jones, who died on May 21st, and he was now in occupation of the premises as he had been for the past four years. The Chairman And you have not ha any trouble of any kind with the police ? Applicant: No, sir. Supt Jones said that there was no ob- jection on the part of the police, and the application was then granted. THE BODYNGHAHAD SALE. An occasional licence, from 12 until 6 o'clock, was granted to MrRobert Roberts, of the Hand Brewery, for the 19th and 20th June, on the ocoasion of the Bodyngharad sale. THE DIFFICULTIBH OF CYCLING IN THE RAIN. TAKING REFUGE IN A PUBLIC HOUSE AND THE RESULT. Richard Pugh, of Llanfair, and Edward Evans, of Efenechtyd, were summoned at the instance of Sergt Woollam for being on licensed premises-the Fox and Hounds Inn, Pwllglas-dnring prohibited hours. Mr Aneurin 0 Evans appeared on behalf of defendants. Sergt Woollam stated that about twelve minutes past'eleven o'clock on the night of the 19th May he was passing the public house in question when he heard some persons talking inside the house. He knocked at the door which in response was opened by the landlord, and witness walked into the kitchen where he saw Evans seated on a bench near the window, and Pugh seated by a table. This was at 10 minutes past eleven at night, whereas the closing hour was ten o'clock. He spoke to the landlord about the presence of the men in the house and received the reply that Pugh was a lodger, but the other man although he had been ordered to leave had declined to do so. Mr A 0 Evans: It was Whit-Monday night ? Witness Yes, it was. Had you been to Llanelidan ?—I had. Was it a wet night ?—Yes, it was raining then. Yes, raining very badly ?—Well, yes, it was. When you went to the Fox and Hounds was there a pool of water which had run off your cape?—I did not notice a pool of water. You found no beer in the room ?—Yes, I found beer on the table. I saw six glasses on the table and in three of them there was from 2k to 3 inches of beer. The glasses were on a table near by to the place where Mr Pugh was seated. You did not ask whether he had been served with them?-No, I did not ask that. When you asked the landlord what these men where doing there what did he say ?- When I asked him he turned to Pugh and said This is a friend of mine from Llanfair and is a lodger here." I then asked Pugh if that was so and he said 11 yes." You know Mr Pugh as a very respectable young man ?-Yes. And the son of one of the largest and most respectable farmers in the Vale of Clwyd?—Yes, I do. You did not see Mrs Roberts in the act of laying the table cloth ?—No, I did not. Did you see her with the tablecloth under her arm ?-No, none whatever. And there was no preparation being made for supper?—No, none whatever. As far as Evans is concerned he was ordered out by the landlord in my presence. He got up and endeavoured to walk out, but staggered through the door. You say it was ten minutes past eleven. As a matter of fact was it not ten minutes to eleven ?-No, it was ten minutes past eleven. I struck a match when outside the house and looked at my watch which was a quarter past eleven, and it was five minutes fast. This terminated the evidence for the prosecution when Mr Aneurin 0 Evans, in making his taech for thetfatence. said that one of the « fferidants^EvaftiST-hAd left the neighbour- hood, cohbeoebtly he would not be present, but in justice to the landlord he ought to Mty something about him. There was absolutely no case against either of these 'two young men, and- for this reason. The young mat* Mr P»<gh had married a lady, from Derwen, and had gone on the day in question to pay her a visit, in proceeding from there to Llanelidan where he was going to attend a concert. After the con- cert he started home on his bicycle, and, at the time it was raining very badly. The lamp attached to the machine gave con- siderable trouble, and he had to dismount on several occasions in order to light the lamp. Although several attempts were made he had to give it up as a bad job, and he walked from Nantclwyd to Pwllglas public house, which was the first house on the side of the road. Mr Roberts, who was the licensee of the Fox and Hounds, was on friendly terms with Mr Pugh, they had known each other for some time previous to Mr Roberts taking the house in question. Mr Pugh called at the house simply for the purpose of having the bicycle lamp fettled. In the meantime it was raining badly. Afterwards Mr Pugh said "I will go home now," when Mr Roberts said ".NLo; stop and have some supper." Before this arrangement was come to Mr Pugh had said that he would stop the night, and so the arrangement was made owing to the inclement state of the weather. No drink was served, nor was any asked for. The Sergeant in his evidence had stated that he saw glasses on the table, but they had been left there and not cleared away after the closing hour, ten o'clock. Mr Pugh did remain for supper, but about 12 o'clock there was a change in the weather, and he decided to go home. He (Mr Evans) desired to impress upon the magistrates that it was not because tot the Sergeant's visit that Mr Pugh did not stay the night with his friend, but because the weather turned out fine, and the pure and simple reason why he did stop in the first instance was because of the bicycle lamp which would not keep alight. So far as Edward Evans was concerned he had at- tended the concert at Llanelidan, and was on his way home} to Efenechtyd, but had turned into the Fox and Hounds Inn before 10 o'clock. When the closing hour arrived the landlord intimated such to those who were in the house, and they all departed with the exception of Edward Evans who remained. When asked to go by the land- lord, Evans said "I will not go now because of the rain. I have to walk to Efenechtyd." He asked to be allowed to remain for awhile, and the landlady said If you remain here you will get me into trouble," whereupon Evans pleaded Forgive me for a few moments and let me remain," and the landlord, out of pity, did BO. As for Mr Pugh he was a lodger, and was in the house as such and not for for any purpose of contravening the Act. He had already seen the Sergeant at Llanelidan and had had to walk a matter of two miles owing to the lamp failure. Neither Pugh nor Evans was in the house for the purchasing of intoxicating liquor. This case required in- vestigation, and the police had therefore brought it forward, but it was also a matter which required an explanation to set matters straight. He hoped the magis- trates would think the explanation given was a satisfactory and straightforward one, and, if so, he asked then to dismiss the case. Mr Richard Pugh bore out his solicitor's statement. In addition he said that Evans did not have any drink in his presence. Neither of them was supplied with drink, indeed none was asked for, although there were some glasses on the table, in which, perhaps, some beer bad been left. Sergt Woollam: Was not one of them with beer in it yours ? Defendant: No, sir. Was not one of them Roberts's?-No, Was nou 'em Evans's?—No, sir. Why did yo cell me at the time the story of the bicycle, when I asked you that night ?—You did not ask me that. Did you pay for your lodgings ?-I paid for my meal, 6d. Did you have your meals before or after I came into the house ?—After you had gone, sir. Mr Evans: Did Mrs Roberts come in, when the Sergeant was there, with a table cloth to lay for supper ?-Yes. You are not in the habit of taking much beer?-No sir, I am not. And you don't make a point of calling at public houses?—No, sir. Albert Amos Roberts said he was the licensee of the Fox and Hounds' public house, and had known Mr Pugh intimately before he ever went to Pwllglas. Mr A 0 Evans: What time did Mr Pugh turn into your house? Witness: From a quarter to twenty minutes past ten o'clock. Was it raining at the time?—Yes, sir, heavily. Had he a bicycle with him ?-He had. And he asked you if he could put it in the passage in order that he might fettle the lamp?—Yes, sir. Could the Sergeant see the bicycle where it was ?—Yes. Did Mr Pugh get any beer ?—No, sir, he did not ask for any. Did you give him any ?—No, sir, I did not. During the time you have known Mr Pugb, is he in the habit of having any ?— No, not at all. It was raining heavily at the time, and I asked him to stay a little. Was there any arrangement made before the Sergeant came in?—Yes, there was. He said, "I will have some supper and I will stay the night. Continuing, witness said that Edward Evans was in the house at 10 o'clock, and when asked to depart he complained that he had a long way to go, and that he did not know exactly where to go. Witness pitied him and allowed him to remain because it was raining so badly. Neither him nor Mr Pugh had anything to drink after the closing hour. When the Sergeant was in Mrs Roberts came into the room with a tablecloth to lay for supper, which had been delayed for the man Edward Evans to go out of the house. Sergt WO<" u: How many customers did you have ouse about 10 o'clock ? Witn, 't know exactly, but I dare say ht or nine. Did they all gu of the house at 10 o'clock?—Yes, ail e t Edward Evans. Who were thoyTwq or three were from Llanfair side. And yet you allowed these men to walk this distance in the rain some of them old men. Why did you not ask them to stop, or permit them to stop until the rain was over ?—Well, I did not think of it at the time. How long have you known this Edward Evans?—About six months. He was working at Plas Efenechtyd at the time ?—Yes, I believe so. You say that one of the glasses with beer in it did not belong to you, the others to Pugh and Evans ?—No, they did not belong to us, but were what had been used before 10 o'clock. 10 o'clock. The Magistrates now retired, and upon returning to court the Chairman said We have gone into the case very carefully, and we have decided to fiue Evans 2s 6d and costs. We have decided to dismiss the case against Pugh. He bears an excellent character, and we feel inclined to believe his story. Mr A 0 Evans Thank you, your wot-ships. THE CHARE AGAINST THE INNKEEPER. Albert Amos Roberts was now charged with keeping open his house, the Fox and Hounds inn, Pwllglas, ctycisg prohibited hoprs. Sergt Woollam repeated the evidence I given in the previous case, adding that lie 1 visited the house, the door of entrance being unlocked, he simply lifted up tUe latch and walked in. I Mr A 0 Evans submitted that he had no case to answer in this instance. Two summonses had been issued against the licensee, one for keeping the house open during prohibited hours and the other for selling during that time. They had dis- missed the summons against 'Mr Pugh who was admitted into the hous^, and he (Mi- Evans) took it that the magistrates believed the story that he had purposely entered the house to fettle his bicycle lamp. He was a guest in the house, and if there was any case at all he (Mr Evans) thought it would be for selling, but the summons now before them was for keeping the house open. Evans was in the house before 10 o'clock— closing time—and the other man came in afterwards but the summons against him had been dismissed. Evidence having been given by de- fendant and R Pugh similar to that already given, the magistrates again retired, and upon re-entering the court the Chairman said they had fully considered the case, but considering the inclement state of the weather at the time they did not think it was a very serious case, and defendant would only be fined 10s and costs. The licence would not be endorsed. Supt Jones said he. would withdraw the remaining summons, and this was agreed to. .DISGRACEFUL CONDITION OF A HOUSE IN CRISPIN'S YARD. A "SCENE" IN COURT. TERRIBLY SAD CONDITION OF A WOMAN". Mrs Jane Bushell, wife of a Ruthin reservist who has just returned from South Afrioa, and John Davies, her father, were summoned for drunkenness on June 3rd. Mr Glynne Hughes, who appeared for the defence, asked that the two charges should be taken together, that of Jane Bushell and John Davies, on the 3rd June, because the evidence in both eases would be ex- aotly the same. The charge against them was for being drunk on the 3rd June, and the female defendant was further charged with having been drunk and disorderly on the 4th June. This was agreed to. Sergt Woollam stated that about 4 p.m. on the date in question he was standing on Penybont bridge when he saw the female defendant came out of Crispin-yard, where her father lived, in a helpless state of drunkenness. Her hair was all down her back, and her clothes were almost off her back. She could scarcely stand up because of her intoxicated condition. In conse- quence of such appearance she caused a large crowd to collect on the bridge. John Davies also came out of Crispin's-yard, and he was also very drunk. Witness followed I him into the house and spoke to him. The interior of the house presented a disgust- ing appearance, beer and vomit could be seen all over the floor as well as broken articles, such as a sugar basin and other tea things. The house and the people were in a disgraceful condition. Mr Glynne Hughes said, the houses in question were owned by Mr A Lloyd Jones, of Bala. The only defence he offered was, that the place in question was not a public place, but a private place. He submitted that this was so. and every Englishman's house was his castle, and he had a perfect right to do as he chose. The Chairman: I think we may take it as a public place. We had better treat it as suoh. John Davies, one of the defendants, said his daughter was drunk on the day in question because of the return of her hus- band from South Africa. He (defendant) was also a little drunk (laughter). He had been living iu Crispin's-yard for over 20 years, and had always thought it was private property. The Chairman: Is there any gate or bar across the entrance to Crispin's-yard ? Defendant: No, sir. -The Chairman, in answer to Mr Glynne Hughes, said the magistrates were all satis- fied that the place was public. Mr Glynne Hughes thought the declara- tion of peace on the Monday had something to do with the occurrence enacted on the the following day. The female defendant was not a person with a very strong con- stitution, and in all probability she was a little exuberant on this occasion and a very drink would upset her. Sergt Woollam She is a perfect nuisance to the town; in fact the whole family are, sir. The Chairman said that perhaps the de- claration of peace and the home-coming of Mr Bushell was a slight excuse, therefore Davies would only be fined Is and costs. The magistrates next proceeded to hear the charge of having been drunk and dis- orderly against Mrs Bushell on 4th June. Sergeant Woollam said that on the 4th inst he was in Wernfechan, when he saw the defendant in a beastly drunken con- dition, with her hair all down and her clothes disarranged; and she was throwing her arms about causing a disturbance, especially so as the children were coming out of school. When witness went towards her she ran into her house, but immediately his back was turned she came out again. ,Thi,i she did on three occasions. Defendant here caused a sensation in Court. She elbowed her way through the people, ran up the witness box, and with one sweep of her hand took off her hat and disrevelled her hair so that it fell loosely over her shoulders. Parting her hair with her hands she disclosed to the Magistrates a wound on the right side of the back of her head, exclaiming in a highly pitched voice Look at my head. He has been trying to kill me" (indicating her husband). She was continuing to proceed in this out of the way fashion when a voice was heard amongst the commotion authoris- ing her to be turned out, She was then forcibly ejected, although she strongly struggled not to be so; and her highly pitched voice was heard in screaming tones. Eventually the commotion, which had completely stopped the proceedings, sub- sided, and the magistrates were informed I that she was the defendant, although they were not aware of the fact in the first instance otherwise as the Chairman remarked they could not turn her out of Court but must hear her defence, Mr Glynne Hughes said he would rather that the magistrates should not hear her because to all appearances she was mentally deranged. This, however, did not meet the magis- trates' view, who thought it was not fair to deal with the case and not hear what she had to say in defence, so a messenger was dispatched to ask her to return peaceably and the magistrates would then listen to what she had to say. Eventually, she returned to Court amidst signs of commotion. She took the oath, and then made a long rambling statement that her husband was cruel to her. She was a respectable girl, she was understood to say, but had -gtxb into bad company, which bad caused her to be there that day. She had never received any money from her husband. Although she was continually interrupted and appealed to by the magis- trates' clerk and her solicitor she did not even seem to hear or see them, but con- tinued her protestations in a loud and exjeited voice. Eventually, when she had been prevailed upon—indeed taken foieihiy from the i o ;s box, AIr Glynne Hughes asfted that the magis- trates would dismiss the case, because the woman, as they had discovered that morn- ing, was not responsible for her actions. Her husband had now returned home and had pledged his word to look after her. After consideration the magistrates decided, as the caso had been proved, to fine her Is and costs, the Chairman express- ing the hope that husband and wife would be able in future to live peaceably. Defendant loudly protested that she would not leave the Court without a separa- tion order or hr husband's signature to the effect that he would be kind to her she would go to gaol first. Eventually she was persuaded to go home. ANOTHER FEMALE DEFENDANT HITS AN OLD MAN WITH A JUG. Robort Roberts, of Llanrhydd-street, a well-known person in Ruthin, summoned Mrs Mary Jane Lilly for assaulting him in the Anchor-y rd. He heard Mrs Lilly's voice, and afterwards she struck him on the head with a quart enamelled jug, also on the side of his head, and then ran away to Mrs Miles' house (laughter;. In response to a query from the Magis- trates as to why she hit Roberts, defendant said it was a dispute between her and his wife as to the children. His wife had her by the throat, and they were struggling on the ground, when suddenly Mrs Miles called out, Mind, there's a man coming" (laughter). Complainant was approaching with a stone in his hand to hit her- Complainant: Not at all; not at all (laughter). Defendant: He had a stone in his hand, and was going to hit me, but I happened to be a bit sharper than ho was and I hit him first Complainant: That's a thorough lie; that's a thorough lie (laughter). I have a witness here. The Chairman: We fine defendant Is and 5s (id costs. Complainant: I have a witness here—— The Chairman All right, we have heard enough of this (laughter). This concluded the business.
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ST. ASAPH BOAxtD OF GUARDIANS. FRIDAY.—Mr R Ll Jones presided, and there were also present Mr Gwilym Parry (vice-chairman), Rev Dr Parry, Miss Bennett, and Messrs Hugh Roberts, John Roberts, William Jones, Edwin Morgan, J Simon Roberts, T Howes Roberts, R C Thompson, John Williams, Walter 8 Roberts, Hugh Williams, P M Williams, William Owen, William Williams, John Kerfoot. John Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd, Robert Morris, Thomas Owen, J T Parry, Owen Owens, John Pierce, John Pritchard, D Roberts Morris Jones, John Evans, Bennett Jones, John D Jones, J R Jones, Joseph Jones, Thomas Evans W Conwy Bell, Robert Davies, R Griffiths, John Jones with the clerk, Mr C Grimsley. PEACE REJOICINGS. It was reported that in honour of the declaration of peace, Mrs Luxmore had kiodly entertained the workhouse children to tea, and that the new flag arrived at the workhouse in time to be hoisted over the building on the occasion of the peace rejoicings. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the donor. The Chairman thought that it would be becoming on their part if he moved the following resolution:—"That this meeting desires to record its profound satisfaction at the conclusion of peace with the Boer Republics, and hopes that it will prove a lasting reconciliation between them and this country." He felt sure he was only echoing the sentiments of all present when he expressed the hope that this Empire would never be engaged in another such war. They all felt grateful to Lord Kitchener, in whom there was such a happy combination of military genius, firmness, and sympathy, for having brought this terrible war to such a satisfactory con- clusion (hear, hear). Mr Joseph Jones seconded.—Carried. MORE VISITING WANTED. The Chairman reminded the Visiting Committee that they had a duty to per- form to the house, and he trusted that they would see that it was carried out. He noted that the last entry in the visitors' book was dated July 10th, 1901. The Master said he would be glad at any time of the co-operation of the guardians in the inspection of the house. A WORTHY STEED. The Master said that when the workhouse donkey died sometime ago there was an anxious desire to replace it with a pony. Having got the necessary money, and wish- ing to spend it well and not on any "crock," he sought the advice of Mr Pritchard, who made a selection for them. Other gentlemen, whom he regarded as experts in this line of business, assisted in the matter, and now, thanks to these gentlemen's good services, they had a steed that was giving every satisfaction. In fact two or three ladies, also experts, who had seen the pony, had told him they envied his bargain (laughter). PLENTY OF WORK FOR LITTLE SALARY. Miss Bennett reported that the committee appointed to consider the applications, for the pust of porter in succession to Mr William Jones, who is resigning, had only received one, and that candidate was un- able to fulfil one of the most important duties which would be assigned him. The committee thought the salary of X30 a year was perhaps too low to attract candidates, and they were in favour of advertising the post again at a salary of £3G. A consider- able amount of tailoring was attached to the appointment. A member inquired whether the present porter was aware that it was proposed to increase the salary, and the reply was that this had been mentioned to him, but he declined to alter his decision, the real reason he was giving up the appointment being the exceedingly long hours. It wa| stated that he had to be up at 5.30 a^aJ 1 10 and at work almost continually until lO^t*? The committee's proposal to adverwSd1 the post again at an increased salary was agreed te. INCREASE OF SALARY. Miss Annie Lloyd Roberts, the matron's assistant, wrote asking for an increase of salary, her present remuneration being 19 a year. Miss Bennett, said this application also I had received consider ition, and the cotii- mittee recommended an increase of &I. I It will be decided next meeting. MORE TALK AGAINST THE EDUCATION JHLL. The following motion stood in the Rev A J Parry's name" That this Board as the rating authority for the St Asaph Union, r protests against the Education Bill, now before Parliament, because it imposes a rate without a direct representation of the ratepayers or any adequate control of the expenditure because it does not guarantee efficiency in the teaching of scholars or the training of children;, and because it raises again and perpetuates the religious diffi- culty, and the ascendancy of sectarianism in the administration of national aifairs this Board would also point out the import- ance at this juncture of adopting a univer- sal system of education as the only means by which the country can hold its own against rival nations." The Chairman suggested to Dr Parry, in the interests of harmony and in order to avoid any religious bickering, that he leave out the clause "because it raises again and perpetuates the religious diffi- culty," etc. Dr Parry considered the clause a very important one, and he could not leave it out for any such trifling reason. He hardly thought the Chairman's objection came in at the right time, and he was inclined to challenge his ruling if he ruled the clause out of order. The Chairman I am not going to rule it out of order. I simply suggest it to you in the interests of peace and harmony. Dr Parry then moved the resolution, and spoke at considerable length in support of it, taking the usual objections now so familiar to every reader. Mr William Jones: I hope you are not going to give us a long sermon, Doctor. The Rural District Council have a long agenda to get through (hear, hear). Mr John Pierce I quite sympathise with Mr Jones. Everybody has had an opport- unity of studying. the Bill for himself, and we know what these points raised by Dr Parry amount to. The Chairman Order, please. Dr Parry I will sit down if you want me to..The Chairman having pointed out that he was limited to speak only for eight minutes, he concluded by. saying that the Bill was directly contrary to the funda- mental principles which governed public expenditure in this country (hear, hear). Mr Joseph Jones seconded the motion, contending that the Bill was unj-ust to Nonconformists. Mr Pierce said the mover had rather unfairly put the matter before the Board. He had not said, how many Voluntary Schools^ there were, nor how many Board Schools there were in the country, nor had he said anything about the amount Churchmen had to set aside for the main- tenance and upkeep of the Voluntary Schools. It needed to be borne in mind that there were 14.000 Voluntary Schools in the country, whereas there were only 5,700 Board Schools. The Chairman You must excuse me, Mr Pierce, but I cannot allow you to. intrude on ground that is not raised at all by the motion. Mr Pierce: It is an attack directly against the Church of England, and not an honest criticism of the Bill at all. The Chairman I must call you to order. Mr Pierce: I consider your ruling-very unfair, although I most acknowledge it. 8Mr Thompson said, as to the cry about the religious difficulty, he considered that a purely political one, and was never raised except on public platforms, and immediately preceding an election (laughter). Mr Robert Morris spoke from the farmers standpoint against increased rating. Mr William Owen said the schools in his locality did not cost the natiopayers a farthing, a remark which was challenged by Mr Mostyn Williams, who went on to speak against the Bill at considerable length. Mr Pierce rose to speak again, and challenged the Chairman with having un- fairly stopped him, and on the same question had allowed another member to say alt he wanted to. He protested strongly against such a ruling. Mr Thomas Evans: I must agree with Mr Pierce (hear, hear). Mr Pierce, continuing, said they ought to look at the question from a local stand- point as much as from any other considera- tion. The Abergele schools had not cost the natioia, a farthing. It was all very well for Mr Mostyn Williams to make scathiag remarks about Voluntary schools, but let him be fair and state who had given the money in support of these schools. 1, He contended that it was only Wr; thea if those schools, of which they were so proud in Abergele, and which had been provided by private owners, who had. contributed hand- somely to their support, were to be. handed over to the Government, the founders-or their successors should have a fair share-in the management of them. The Chairman: The question of rating without control is what we have to deal with, not who built the Voluntary schools. Mr Pierce The fact is you don't -wish us to touch upon that question, simply because it does not fit with your views, Mr Chairman. The Chairman: I am asking you to con- sider the motion as it affects us as a rating authority. Mr Pierce: But you have one-third of the representation. Is not that fair enough ? I maintain it is perfectly right. The vote being taken resulted in the resolution being carried by 27 votes to four, the Chairman abstaining from voting and five others remaining neutral. ——»