A. MORRIS 1 Widow of the Late JOHN MORRIS), Monumental Mason and Builder, Near the RAILWAY STATION. RUTHIN. Begs respectfully to return sincere thanks for the kind Patronage given in the past to her late husband and solicits the same in the future. All work entrusted to her shall have prompt attention and will be under the supervision of her son, WILLIAM DAVID MORRIS. 1686jy2G
A LONGER JOURNEY. A smart lad at a well-known public-school, coming late one morning, was stopped by the teacher, who said: ff j c What a pity you do not profit by the example giren to you by (.lie sun. "See, he baa been up these last four hours." "So should I," said the boy, "in had so far to go as lie has." The teacher was dumbfounded. «yi82°y ;7n!le'M° a,,d .vour little brother J\,i w ¥e9> sir- Visitor; Who whips t WtlUe: Pa, —
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Cricket: Test Match. The weather at Lords is gloumy this morning. There was moeh rain in the night and some showers this morning. There will be no play in the test match before lunch.
Sentence Reduced. Admiralty have revised sentence upon Commander of The Ciice," leduciug it to liilUisal from ship.
Indians for the Coronation. The advance party of the Kativ.i Iudim Coronation contineort arrived at Hampton Court to-d<<Y, in wretchedly wet and dret ry W T at er.
WIT AND HUMOUR. How can a bride be expected to show silt- possession when she is given away ? Gas sometimes escapes, but the coasumel never does. "Old Bumley claims that he has a great liead." He litla-every morning." The better half," says a married cynic, M is so called because she usually gets the better of the other half." Ella: "You'll be sure to like our new preacher. Miss Elderly Do you think so Yes; he's a single man." Mr. Boodles: II You began life as a bare. footed boy, I understand?" New Clerk: "Yes, sir; I was born without shoes. "She:" 1\11 men are conceited." He;" Not all. i see a man every tJjiy who ia not con- ceited." She: "Where?" lie: "In th« mirror." Barber: You say you have been here before ? 1 don't. seem to remember ymiv face." Victim: "Probably not. It is lieti-lett ul) tiow." She (dreamily): "Only fancy! A -,iioiitli from to-day we slmll be married." He (absently): 1, Well, let's be btippy while we can." I am worrying about. t.he new cook, Silas." « What's the matter m'dear ? A liaid he stay? "A'o, indeed; 1'HI afraid she won't go- In five minute? n womnri can denn up a Joans room in such a way that if. will take Jnni five weeks to find out where she put things. Maud (who lives next door): "What was that terrible noise I heard aliont, twelve o'clock last night?" Mable: "Pupa dropped a hint for Charlie to go." Jones: "You sny she is proud?" Bones: "Proud? Why that woman wouldii'! read a serial story because she'd have to hliY it ou the instalment I)Ittti." "Why under the 8UH does Whiniperly walJt a di voice? His wife had a great, deal of money when lie married her." "And she has it yet. That's the whole trouble." "What doctor's treating you, Grumpy?" "Treating me? Three of them cinre here regularly and loot, iiiy sideboard Yery visit. I'm doing all the treating." "Jack's wife has inswnnia." 'poor crea- ture! That is bard on her." (IN-. ii is liard on Juck, for she is always awake wheii heeomeifr in late at night." The following defiiiitou of the word "bachelor" was banded in by a schoolboy: "A bachelor is a mall who has no wife, nor wants uo wife, nor can't get no wife." Brown: "Didn't your wife inherit some- thing fr01^, ',err mother ?" ^Joues "Yes, ft good deal.' "What was the nature oiit?" Mostly temper." ) "Tile dear, dear girls," exclaimed Mrs. Paw* kins, looking at her fashionable daughters, enthusiastically. "Yes, the dear, dear girls/ muttered Mr. Pawkins, despondently. loung \?ife (proudly): "George a'way3 saya there's no cooking like mine." Lucie Crusty (with a disdainful ,<-niff.>: Does he ? Well, lie's about right there, poor chap.' Farmer Green: Don't be skeered, Miss; the cow is only playful." Miss Ancient (out of breath): "1 never played with a cow in my life, man, and I'm not going to begin now." Singleton: Don't you think that children profit by the example of their parenter" Benedict: II Oh, 1 don't know. My sou and daughter both want to get married," There are eight sudden deaths among men to every one such death among womeu.$ women seldom does anything suddenly, unless she Slets out of a moving tram-car backwards.
RUTHIN. OTHER RUTHlN NEWS will be found on Pages 3 and 6. NOTICE.—Oar Representative in Rufchm and the District is Mr E J Houlston, whose residence is at Elton House, Clwyd-street, Rutbin. All communications, notices of forth- coming meetings, advertisements, &c., sent to him at the above address, will receive proper attention. LACK OF RECREATION IN RUTFHIX."—A letter on this subject from A Well Wisher." received too late for insertion this week. Will appear next week. CRICKET.—Mr C C Mott's eleven played Ruthin Grammar School on Wednesday, but rain stopped play when seven of Mr Mott's eleven had made 79 runs. LOCAL WINNERS.—Many of our readers will be glad to learn that in the cornet solo com- petition at Cerrigydruidion Eisteddfod yester- day (Thursday) Mr J Thomas, Borthyn, Ruthin, took the first prize. Mr Benjamin Davies, Ruthin, took the first prize for the best ode on The Exile." THE HEADMASTER OF RUTHIN BOARD SCHOOLS. —In reply to the advertisement for a Head- master of Ruthin Board Schools, 61 applications were received, out of which the Board chose six, and finally three who were interviewed by the Board on Friday, when there were present Mr T J Rouw (in the chair), Rev J F Reece, Rev Isaac James, Messrs R Harris Jones, T H Roberts, Francis Dowell, and A Lloyd Jones, with the clerk (Mr Ezra Roberts). The three candidates interviewed were Messrs W R Owen, ef Portmadee; 0 R Owen, of London; and R Griffith, of Festiniog. The interview over, Mr T H Roberts proposed, and Rev J F Reece seconded, the appointment of Mr W R Owen, Portmadoc, and Mr A Lloyd Jones spoke in support of the applicant. As an amendment Mr Francis Dowell proposed Mr 0 R Owen, of London, and this was seconded by Mr R Harris Jones. The majority of the Board was in favour of Mr OweR, of Portmadoe, who bore excellent testimonials, and the chairman asked that the amendment should be withdrawn and that the Board should be unanimous, but the suggestion was received with a negative answer. Upon a vote being taken, five— Mr T H Roberts, Rev J F Reece, Mr A Lloyd Jones, Rev Isaac James, and Mr T J Rouw (chairman), voted for the proposal, and two- Messrs Francis Dowell and It Harris Jones voted in favour of the amendment; so that the appointment of Mr W R Owen was declared carried. DEATH OF MISS AN'E DAVIES, AT Poor- PARK, RUTHIN.—It is with regret that we announce the death of Miss Anne Davies, on Tuesday of last week (June 3rd), at Pool Park, Ruthin, where she had been in the employ of Mr R Blezard as head housemaid for a period of 21 years. She had suffered but a brief illness, and although constant medical assistance was ren- dered by Dr J R Jenkins, of Ruthin, as well as efficient nurse service, she passed away, much to the regret of her employer and fellow- servants by whom she was highly esteemed. The funeral was on Thursday, conducted by the Rev J Thomas, of Efenechtyd, and the interment was in the Efenechtyd Churchyard, where a large number of persons attended to shew their respect, including her male and female fellow-servants (some of whom acted as bearers), and friends. The coffin was of polished oik with brass mountings, and breast plate upon which was inscribed her age, 41 years, and was supplied by Messrs T Williams and Sons, of Well-street, who also had charge of the whole arrangements of the funeral. Some beautiful wreaths and floral emblems were sent by Mr R Blezard, Mr George and the Hon Mrs Blezard, her fellow-servants at Pool Park, Miss Davies (cousin) Llanychan Rectory. Mr and Miss Davies, Gwyddelwern Mr and Miss Jones, Llanfwrog; Mr and Mrs Thomas, Pool Park Mr Moore, Mr Parkinson and the Misses Joice, Mr H Davies, Mr T Brown, Mr and Mrs Taylor, Cross Keys; Mr and Mrs Roberts, Rhyl; Mr and Mrs Parry, Liverpool; Mr Davies (painter), Clwyd-street and em- ployees; Mrs and Miss Jones, Park-place; Miss Evans, Guildford, Surrey Miss J Roberts, Tatton Park, Knutsford; Miss Jones, Poel Park Lodge, &c.
EXTRAORDINARY INCIDENT AT THE HIGH SHERIFF'S LUNCHEON. MR LUMLEY PROTESTS AGAINST THE LOYAL TUAST BEING OMITTED. An incident eecurred at the lunoheon given by the High Sheriff, at tho Castle Hotel, to the Grand Jury and Bar which canstd some commotion at the time, and considerable talk afterwards. After an excellently served laeobeon, which did great credit te Mr and Mrs Tegid Owe., the lord-lieutenant (Col. Cornwallis Weeb) rose t,) propose the health of the Hiib Sheriff, whom he said, descended from one of this oldest families in Wales. They were all glad that Lord Newborough was prf pared to take part in the publio life of the country. The toast was duly honoured, and the High Sheriff briefly responded. At this point, Mr J W Lumley rose and pointed out the faet that the health of the King had not been proposed, and requested some gentleman at the head of the tab!e to do so. Several persons present called out The King" apparently supporting the view taken by Mr Lumley that the toast should have bbea proposed. The High Sheriff said those present wero there as a private party and that it was aot. intended to have a toast list. At the same time be should be glad to give the health of the King. Mr Lumley: It is the usual custom to do so in functions of this kijdd. Col West: Never. Col Mesham: It is His Majesty's own representative that should judge whether the toast should be given or not, and not one of the guests. The incident closed by the toast being honoared, although not formally proposed, by the company standing up and drinkimr His Majesty's health. Much comment was made on the fact that Mr Lum'ey, who was only a guest at a private luneteon, should have interbred with the order of procedure, and it was contended that no guest had any right to intrude bimselfor his own notion ot what was preper upon the host or his gatherisg.
WREXHAM HORSE SALES. Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons commenced their great coronation sales in the North Wales Horse Repository, Wrexham, on Wednesday, with about 140 high class harness horses and match pairs, the entry being without doubt one of the best. The attendance was a record one, as the ring gave an animated appearance with the space crowded with buyers from all centres, and the repository decorated by the loyal proprietors in honour of the coronation. The competition for the best animals was ex- ceptionally keen, the coming national fedtivities no doubt calling for an extra lot, and the clearance was throughout a pronounced success. The judging was kindly undertaken by Mr Baguley, Moreton-in-Marsb. and Mr Preece, I London. Their awards was as follows Best pair, Mr J Jones, Whitegate Stud (reserve, R 1< Whitworth, Warley Stud); best mare or gelding, Mr R S Schofield, Sand Hall (reserve, W H Roberts, Tryddyn. The following are a few of the principal pricesMr W H Roberts, Tryddyn, 66 guineas; Mr Sockett, Heath Farm, 44gs.; Mr R Tickle, Streeton, 47gs. Mr C Allen, Hanmer, 6Ggs. Mr Schofield, Sand Hall, lOOgs.; Mr S F Lewis, Melcot, GOgs. Mr H Parry, Glanrafon, 96gs. 1: Mr J F Oliver, Carnarvon, seven for 380gs.; Mr H L Storey, Bailrugg, 120gs. Mr F Hayward, Ironbridge, GOgs.; Mr C4 Horner, Cuddington, 60gs.; Mr J Jones, Whitegate, three for 205)gs.; Mr J Jones, a pair 200gs.; Mr R Whitworth, War- ley, six tor 350 guineas. The sales were continued yesterday (Thursday) with about 220 harness horses. There was again a very large company present, and the clearance was practically perfect. The prize for the best over 15-2 was taken by Mr G Venables, Garden-lane, and the prize for the best under 15-2 by Mr Pearson, Claughton. Prices :—Mr Manfield's, Preston, 92 gs. Mr H Dennis'. Hafod, 53 gs.; Mr F Pearson's, St Helens 50 gs. Mr Venables', Chirk, 63 gs. and many others made up to 45 gs. The sales will be continued to-day with hackney show cobs and pon^s.
The "life tree" of Jamaica continues to grow for months after it has been uprooted. The robin and the'wren are the only birds that sing all the year. All the other birds have periodical fits of silence. Posts planted in the earth upper end down last much longer tha« those planted in the position in which the tree grew. Iceberars sometimes last for 200 vears. *—1(tSUiv iii
GRAND CHAIR AND CROWN EISTEDDFOD AT CERRIGYDRUIDION. A graud chair and crown eisteddfod was held at Cerrigydruidion yesterday (Thursday) in a large marquee, nicely decorated for tbe occasion with streamers, banners, and with the names of some well-known bards and musicians. The conductor was Gwyne^d, and the accompanists were Profecsi r D D Parry, Llanrwst, and Miss Rowlands, LUnuwohlijn. The adjudicators of the various competi- tions, who gave eniire sa isfaction, were:— Poe ry, Gwynndd; prose, Profe^or John Rhys, M.A., LL.D Oxford, Isaac Foulkes, Esq., Liverpool, Professor Ttinman Rhys, M.A., Bangor; speech and recitation, Mr G Robeite, Bala, Mr Tom Owen, Hafod Elwy music, J T Rees. E.q.; art, Mrs MAinwaring, Bwlchyb udy, Mr J T Hughes, Denbigh A Cross, Esq., Cerrigrdraidion, J T Freme, Eq, Glanceirw, Samuel Hughe", Esq., Llangollen, and Mr EliaB Cartwright, Den- bigh. The morning meeting, which was very well attended, WAS presided over by Principal J Bhys, M.A., LL D., Oxford, who spoke in Welsh on the eisteddfod. The programme began with penillion singing with the harp by Mr Isaac Jones, Pres atyrs. LIST OF AWARDS For tbe b-st pair of stockings, the priz of 79 6d was awarded to Miss J K Lewis. 11 competitors. Solo, The maid of Seer," for obildrf-n under 18 years uf ag", the prize of 10s 6d was awarded to Miss P BaeklMy, Cerrigy- druidion. Mr R Jones, High-street, Portmadoc, was awarded tin prize for the best translation of English to Welsh. Only three competitors appeared for the contralto solo, "The Star of H<>pe," and the prize was awarded to 3di6t3 Sillie Evans, Rhiw, Blaenau Festini g. There were 11 competitors for the obair ode, "Pleasure," and the priz-f of R3 3s Od and a carved oak chair was awarded to Mr D J Roberts (Dewi Fair o Feirion), Blae: au Festiniog, who was chaired with the usual ot-r moDy, ani the Machno Brass Band, which was in attendance during the day, played See the conquering hero comoip." The chairing song, Gyda'r Wawr," was sung by Miss L Teify Davies. Tenor solo, "The War Call," the prize of 11 Is 01 was awarded to Mr Edward Lloyd, Blaeuau Festin;og. There were four competitors for the best upeecb, and the prize of was awarded to Mr Hugh Edwards B-.t'ws G.G. Soprano solo, Lover's Leap," tbe prize of £1 hOd., given by Mrs Jones, White Lion Hot-I, Cerrig, was w",n by Miss Kate Jones, Cerrigydruidion. For the best essay on the "Antiquities and meaning of plao.) ram.,s of Cerrigydruidion and neighbourhood," there were ob-ly two competitors, and the pr ze was awarded to Mr Tom 0»tn, Hafod Elwy. Great interest was taken in the chief choral competition f.r Male Voic* Choirs, for the bbst rendering of "Tha Pdgrimg," when there were four ohoirs, and the prize of £10 103 Od and a silver orown was awarded to the Bala Male Yoics Choir. The coodact or, Mr G Roberts, was crowned by Mrs MainwariDg :n the evecing meeting. f, AFTERNOON MEETING. The afternoon meeting was very well attended and which was presided over by J Herb-rt Roberts, Esq, M P., whrl, in his address, which was in Welsh, said that it was a griiat pleasure to him to come and preside ever an eisteddfod from the smoke of London to the pure air of Cerrigydruidion. He pointed out that the eisteddfod had done its share ia bringing about peace, He wished iroin the bottom of his heart every enocees te the eisteddfod. rlhe meeting bogun by Mr Isaae Jones singing with the harp. B st, Figure stndy. the prize was awarded to Mr Daniel Jones, Lrandegla. There were 22 competitors for the best stanza HI "Y Frwycen," and the prize was awarded to Mr E T Jones, Holyhead- There were ight sjmpetitora for the em- bro dered table centre, winner, Mies Williams, Cern iogs mawr. For the best nov-1 on "Mountain Life" there wire four (OTpttitors, and the prize of £1 Is and a tilv. r modal with gold centre was awarded to Mr D E Jones, Pwll du, Llanelidan, Ruthin. The Juvenile Ohoir competition was a very keen one, there being five ohoirs for the best rendering of "The stream and the flower." and after a hard fought competition, taft pr ze of £ 5 5s and a silver cup to the ooodoctor, was awarded to the Trefriw Juvenile Choir. Rectitation of "Ymson y Meudwy," the prize of 10s 6d was divided between Miss J Ruber's, Liaiugwm, and Mr Thomas R berts, Deunaxit isa, Llansanran. Bass Solo c mpafition, '-The Tempc-st," the pr:zJ was awarded to Mr Price Davies, Peamachno. Fretwork competition, the prize af 10,04 61 was awarded to Mr R T Rowland*, Merioneth* Mr J Thomas, Ruthin, was the only com- petitor that appeared on the platform for the cornet solo competition, Jtnny Jones," and he was declared well worthy of the priz,. Two parties came forward for the duet competiten, Excelsior," and the prize of ii 103 was awarded to Messrs Owan ana E Lloyd, Blaenau Festiniog. Adjudication on the ode, The Exile," the priz* was awarded ^o Mr Benjamiu Davies, Ruthin. Much interest was taken in the second cbief choral compet'tion for a mixed choir for the best rendering of I was tossed by the winds," and the prize was Y,10 10s with a golJ-moanUd ivory baton. The money was divided between the Glasfryu a d Cerrigydruidion Choirs, but the baton was kept f(!r n-xt year's e'steddfod. At the close of this meeting Colonel C S Mainwaring proposed a hearty vote of chanks to Mr J Herbert Roberts for presiding, and the vote was carried with acclamation. EVENING MEETING. In the evening a grand miecllan'ous concert wss held under the presidency of Col C S Mainwaring, B wleb) b-udy, wlieri the various items were excellently rendered. The Cerrig Ladies Choir was the only nnt. ompetirg in the ladits' ohoir competition for the best rendering of (a) I T lito Nigh i ingale's Voice," (b) The Ah Grove," and were declared worthy of the prize. Great praise and credit is dae to the pro- moters of the Eisteddfod, rspecially so to the secretary, Mr D G Hughes, Brynsaint, who worked so energetically to bring the Eis- teddfod to such a successful issue.
THE WEEK AT WESTMINSTER. THANKLVO THE ARMY. The vote of Z50,000 to Lord Kitchener occu- pied the House of Commons on Thursday, and produced, as usual, an Irish scene. Mr. Balfour, in a fine eulogy, proposed the vote. Lord Kitchener,he said, found the army in South Africa in a state of disorganisation or dislocation conse- quent on the ill-success which had attended our arms in the early stage of the campaign. He execute hfs dnty with admirable energy and admirable skill. But it was not till the third period of the war, after Lord Roberts had left South Africa, that the claims of Lord Kitchener to the gratitude of his countrymen reached their present magnitude. Lord Kitchener had to meet novel and unique difficulties, and in the course of his operations he erected no fewer than 4,000 miles of blockhouses, a distance equal to that separating the Atlantic and the Pacific, and equivalent to the distance between Khartoum and Capetown. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman seconded it, adding his own to Mr. Balfour's praise. Then Mr. Dillon gave evidence that the Irish did not intend it to pass quietly, and he was followed by Mr. W. Redmond, who raised much protest by declaring that Lord Kitchener had made war on women and children. lie would not withdraw the expression, and the House would not hear him. Eventually, after a wild scene of disorder, the closure was moved, and the vote carried' by 380 to 44 a majority of 336. Mr. Balfour also moved a vote of thanks to the troops, which was seconded by the leader of the Opposition, and opposed by Mr. John Redmond and Mr. Swift MacNeill, but was carried by a majority of 340. In the House Mr. John Redmond and Mr. Swift MacNeill, but was carried by a majority of 340. In the House of Lords a similar resolution was adopted unani- mously. THE COUNTRY'S CREDIT. The House of Lords sat on Friday for a short space and gave Lord Goschen an opportunity to make some remarks on British credit, which Lord Salisbury rightly characterised as of great interest. He pointed out the high value at which stock now stood, despite the fact that a long war had been in progress, and that this country had borrowed 159,000,000 of money within the last three years. He thought the country might congratulate itself upon its posi- tion, which shewed that, besides the magnificent resources from the military point of view, the financial resources of the country had been equal to the occasion, and that the nation had no reason whatever to despair of its financial position. THE CAPE CONSTITUTION. In the House of Commons on Monday Mr. Chamberlain, replying to a question from Mr. MacNeill, said that he had received, through the I Governor of the Cape Colony. a petition signed by forty-two members of the Cape Parliament in favour of the suspension, but he had not yet received the observations of the Cape Ministers upon it. He understood that for the suspension of the Cape Constitution an Act of the Imperial Parliament would be required. TIn: FINANCE BILL. On the House going into Committee on the Finance Bill, Sir Henry Fowler moved the post- ponement of the First Clause, which imposed the new duty on grain, on the ground that, by the establishment of peace, the Chancellor of the Exchequer would save R.28, 000, 000 out of the L40,000,000 he had calculated as necessary to carry on the war. The Chancellor deciared that he wanted that money for the transport home of soldiers and other terminal charges. Sir Henry argued that the Chancellor should lay on the table the estimate for such expenditure, and that the House should not be asked to impose new taxation until it was shewn how the Government proposed to spend the £ 28,000,000. The motion was rejected by 264 to 176. DEBATE ON THE CORN DUTY. An amendment by Mr. Channing to the effect that the Grain Duty should be imposed for one year only brought Sir William Harcourt to his feet with a speech calling upon the Government to declare what their intention was when they imposed this tax, and insinuating that the real aim was that of introducing Preferential Duties with the Colonies. The Chancellor defended the permanent character of the duty, and statt.d that it had been imposed for two purposes— first, that it might bear its share of the cost of the war; and, secondly, that it might, add permanently to the sources of indirect taxation which formed the revenue of the country. lie emphatically declared that he had proposed the Corn Duty as a revenue and nothing else, but, referring to Sir William Harcourt's suggestion of a Customs Union of the Empire, he said that, f we could have Free Trade with the Colonies, I he did not see why that should necessarily involve increased duties on our part against foreign countries; but if we could have Free Trade with our Colonies even some sacrifice in that direction might be made. Mr. Fletcher Moulton, Mr. J. Lowther, and Mr. Churchill, among other members, took part in the discus- sion, and when the division was taken the amendment was rejected by 236 to 173. I THE ZOLLVERHIX. The House of Commons on Tuesday occupied itself with a very interesting discussion on the lines of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's declara- tion regarding a Customs Union. Sir Henry Campbell-Hannernian made a statement of his attitude towards the suggested Zollverein. The Chancellor, he said, had told them that he had no present intention of making any alteration in the fisoal arrangement with the Colonies, but how long, he asked, would that guarantee last ? They had also been told by the Chancellor that a Customs arrangement with the Colonies would b" entered into on a Free-Trade basis. But what was a Free-Trade basis ? We had really nothing to give the Colonies in exchange for any concession, except in the case of Ceylon and India but with regard to Canada and New Zealand we had nothing whatever to offer them to induce them to alter their tariffs. It would suit the purpose of these Colonies to make the concession on other grounds, but he did not see how this could be brought within the Free- Trade arrangement to which the Chancellor had Aferred. He advised the House and the country co proceed with the greatest caution into this unknown territory. He yielded to no one in his desire to be friendly with all the Colonies, and to avoid all possible causes of friction. A '——"——— same time, he neiievea that such an arrange- ment as had been foreshadowed during the last few days would give great opportunity for friction. Mr. Gibson Bowles and others spun out the debate, until Sir William Harcourt rose to deliver a slashing attack on the corn duty. The Chancellor replied to the whole discussion. He made merry at the expense of the Front Opposition lleneh, and argued that there was no reason for the great opposition to the corn duty. Eventually the closure was carried by a large majority. A GRADUATED INCOME-TAX. The consideration of the Finance Bill was resumed on Wednesday in Committee of the House of Commons. On Clause 6 Mr. Trevelyan moved an amendment to provide for a gradua- tion of the Income-tax by the addition of a halfpenny to the taxation of incomes between £5,000 and E10,000, and an additional penny in the case of incomes over £ 10,000. The Chan- cellor of the Exchequer said that his own opinion was that not more than 10,000 persons in this country enjoyed an income beyond the limits of £5,000 a year, and they must be careful not to generate in the minds of these peoble a sense of injustice. That would lead them to erade the tax. The yield from the tax suggested by the hon. member would be very small, andithe principle of self-assessment which the l\pn. member recommended would be a dangerous and even disastrous one to the revenue. He could not accept the amendment. Mr. Haldane thought ouMwhole scheme of taxation was un- scientific, Ad Ir. Bowles deprecated graduation because of the mischievous consequences that would follow from it. Mr. Dillon, however, thought the richer classes should be compelled to contribute more largely to the funds nefces-sary to meet the growing expenditure of the nation. Mr. Hartley opposed graduation, whilst Mr. George Lambert supported it. SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS. Sir M. Hicks-Beach, in a second speech, agreed to accept a suggestion from Sir Robert Reid that the subject should be considered bv the com- mittee of experts as one well deserving of attention, and the amendment was thereupon withdrawn. Kmv clauses, proposed by Mr. Walton and Mr. Channing, reducing the export duty on coal from Is. to Id. per ton. and making the Sugar Tax annual instead of permanent, were rejected, but the Chancellor accepted another new clause, moved hy Mr. Haldane for Sir H. H. Fowler, amending the Stamp Act of 1801, and a further c-iause from the same quarter exempting persons engaged in any art or manu. facture in which the use of spirits is required from payment of the duty. Progress witt reported.
ST. ASAP £ L ENTERTAINMENT. At the Assembly-room Plough Hotel an exhibition of the famous Silvograph Animated Pictures was held on Wednesday and Thursduy evenings. The entertainment was under the management of Professor Cheetham, of Rhyl, and was in every way excellent. ST. ASAPII C-THEDRAL SERVICES.—Sunday June 15th, 11 a.m., Walmisley in E.; Anthem, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel" (S Bennett) H. C., Lloyd in E flat. 3.30 p.m. Lloyd in E flat; Anthem, "Whoso dwelleth (Martin). Thursday, June 19th, 11 30 a.m., Stainer in E ilat Anthem, The Lord is loving (Garrett). Saturday, June 21st, 3.15 p.m., Kellmay in B minor; Anthem, "I have surely built (Boycc). EDUCATION BII,L.-On a motion by the Chair- man of the Co nty Council, disapproving of the Education Bill, several amendments were made, including one by Dr Easterby, St Asaph, that they appoint, a committee, with power to act, and another by Mr W E Williams that they hold a special meeting to deal with the Bill on the 23rd inst., "when the Church members might turn up." In the end the resolution disapproving of the Bill was carried. THR CORO- ATIO-N.- Tiae arrangements at St Asaph are, we understand proceeding. About iC50 has been collected towards the festivities. There is to be a tea for the children and dinner for the old people, sports in the Plough Field, and a bonfire on the Common. An excellent band has been engaged, and it is proposed that a carnival and battle of flowers should b2 held through the streets and on the common, to finish up with a masked ball. PEACE THANKSGIVING SERVICES.—On Sunday last, Peace Thanksgiving Services were held in all the places of woiship in the City. At the Cathedral suitable anthems and hymns were sung, and an appropriate sermon was preached by the Very Rev the Dean at the morning ser- vice, and at the evening service by the Yen Archdeacon Evans, the Canon in residence. Large congregations attended both services, and collections were made in aid of the South African Widows and Orphans Fund. THE Local Volunteers mustered for their first, Church Parade since the St Asaph Section was formed on the occasion, and attended the Cathedral in the morning and the Parish Church at night, seats being specially reserved for them at both places of worship. Troopers H White and G W Gleave of the Imperial Yeomanry, ho have recently returned from South Africa joined in the parade, and the National Anthem was very heartily rendered at the end of the services. THE COUNTY COUNCIL.—A quarterly meeting of the Flintshire County Council was held at Mold on Wednesday. It was decided to make the St Asaph Rural District Council a con- tribution towards the cost of converting an old chapel into a temporary smallpox hospital to be resuly for any emergency that might arise. With regard to the Coronation, it was resolved to buy a flag for the County Buildings at Mold. A proposal for a bonfire on Mof 1 Fammau was defeated. It was agreed to lew a rate of 6d in the pound for the current financial year, and also a rate of one-halfpenny towards the expenses of carrying the Flintshir Intermediate and Technical Education scheme into effect. 410 "Ah," exclaimed one of a young lawyer's
friends, he's got the law at his fingers'ends." Yes, and he needs it, there," responded another; he's got but little of it in his head!" Miss Flypp (coyly): "Do you believe that it's love that makes the world go round?" Mr. Hippie Indeed I do. Notice how soon midnight comes when I spend the evening with you.' In Russia the maidservants kiss their mistress's hands both at morning and evening greeting. This is much better than the habit prevalent in this country of the masters kissing the maidservants. A sentimental writer says "a haby is a link which binds its ni?t'ieir. to heaven." Pretty often it is a link which binds her to the house when she is aJinoat dying to go out making calls or to do a little shopping, Pompous Mistress: Who is that man at tbe door, Hannah Aew Girl: Jle says lie's the rent collector, ma am." P. M. = Bllt., Hannah, we don t pay rent." New Girl = That's whatrfhe says, ma'am." Crlmsonb(lk.. That alarm clock of mine went last inglit for the first time in a year." ?ea,9t ,v n 1,1,11 go before ?" Crimson- beak: iveJI, because this is the first time I ever threw it at a cat." „ said Jolliboy to bis friend, that when your wife caught you flirting with ss.a„ s'ie wa8 speechless with amaze- roent i Oh, no, she wasn't!" said Talkerly. IM You don't know my wife.' "Mother, what is an angel?" Mother: "An angel is a being that flies." lommy: "But, mamma, papa calls my governess an angel." Mother: "Then my dear, she is going to fly immediately." Lawyer: Did you ever notice any signs of msanity in the defendant?" Witness: Only on one occasion. A passenger picked up e. shilling one day, and he was the only mau in the crowd who said he hadn't lost it." "Benson, you know, went to Africa, and there met lus death." Poor fellow But his body was brought home and given a decent burial, wasn't it?" "Well, they hanged fclie cannibal and then brought home his body and buried it." Wallace: For the life of me I've never been able to laugh at one of these mother-in- law jokes yet." O'Brien: If you- had a mother-in-law worthjifteeu tliousaud pounds as miiie is, you would laugh at every joke she made."
DENBIGH BOROUGH POLICE COURT. NEGLECTING WIFE AND FAMILY. To-day (Friday) before the Mayor (A. O. ETaus, Esq., presiding), Col Wynne Edwards, and John Davies, Esq., Lennis Roberts, tailor, Abram's-lane, was charged in custody with neglecting his wife and three children and making them chargeable upon the union. Evidence was given to show that the prisoner was able to earn 35s to L2 per week, but he gave way to drink and neglected his family. Mr Grimsley, clerk to the Board of Guardians, prosecuted, and said that the relief given came to X3 7s. 2d. The prisoner said the trade had been bad when the relief had been given. The Mayor said that the Bench con- sidered that the prisoner had treated HIS wife and family most cruelly, and he would be sentenced to one month's im- prisonment.
Coronation Visitors. Central News Agency, Ottawa Friday. —Sir Wilfred and Lady Laurier and Messrs Fielding, Mulock, aud Paterson, of the Dominion ClibiLet, leave New York, to-morrow, for England, to attend the Coronation.
The King on the conclusion of War. The Lord 1ayor and Corporation of London presented an address to the King to-day, congratulating His Majesty on the conclusion of the war. The King, in replying, said he heartily joined with them in thankfulness to Almighty God for the conclusion of the war. Our opponents would now. he re- joiced to think, become our fr'er.ds. It was his earnest hope that by mutual co- operation and good-will that the bitter feelings of the past might speedily be REPLACED by ties of loyalty and friendship. The King made a similarly Micicious address in reply to the Peace address from the Loi.don County Ccuucil.
No Cricket. Rain falline heavily at Lords. Play impossible to-day. The rain also stopped cr'fki t ELRFT where. -+-
DENBIGHSHIRE SUMMER ASSIZES. ARRIVAL OF THE JUDGE. On Wednesday afternoon, amidst a heavy downfall of rain, the Hen Sir Arthur Richard Jelf, Knight, one of His Majesty's Judges, arrived in Ruthin for the assizes and general gaol delivery. At the railway station he was met in state by the Right Honourable Lord Newhorough, the high sheriff, and Mr J Parry Jones, Denbigh, the undersheriff. Mr J Parry Jones, governor of Ruthin Prison, also attended, carrying his wand of olice. Upon the arrival of the Judge, who was accompanied by his chaplain (Rev L Verey, of St Giles Vicarage, Cripplegate. E.C.), he was escorted to his carriage. A cordon of police under Supt Jones, of Denbigh, then took up positions on each side of the carriage also preceding it, and following two gaily attired trumpeters, who blew fau-fares at various stages en route the procession wended its way to Castle-stree- to the Judge's lodgings. THURSDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. [lis Lordship attended divine service at St Peter's Church yesterday morning, when the sermon was preached by the Judge's chaplain. Un the opening of the Court the following gentlemen were sworn on the GKANI) JURY. Col C-'rnwfllis West, Major R F Bircb, Col Mesham, Dr J R Jeskius, Mr G H iWcn, Mr Th->ma-< Williams. Mr Henry Kiu-eshaw, Col R G Gregson Ellis, Dr Thos Evans Jones, Mr Jobn Morris, Mr Rooort P Roberts, Cel W Saxon (IregsoB Eliis, Mr 0 isgoed Jones, Col T A Wynne Edwards, Mr James Lloyd Thomas, Mr W J Lewis Morgkn, Mr J W Lumley, Mr T J Willi ris, Mr W G R aby, Mr W L Lloyd, Mr Lewis N Jelf Paitit, Mr Stanley J Weyman, and Dr J Medwyn Hashes THE CUAKGE THE UAST -LYN CASE. la the course of his charge to th, jerin(I jury the Judge, referriag to the case of Ann Ellen Davies, of Nantglyn, commi te on a charge of murdering her illegitimate child, which was fouid hidden undtr a btd in the farmhouse, of which ake waii servant, his Lordthip eatd: There were three ways in which th i charge might be raaee oat against her. In the tirst place murdt-r, and 18 the second manslaughter, but if they would not wakft a prima facie case for Mar 8r man- slaughter, then there weald remain the .Large of eonoealaent of birth. Haying commented upon the legal definition of murder and manslaughter, hie Lordship pro- ceeded to poist oat that the child in the cao in question had had a separate existence from its mother, and if the jury thought that the prisoner had treated the child :0 ae to wilfully kill it, it would have been th, ir duty I bo return a true bill on the charge of murder. [f on the other hand they thought that the Bvidertce only proved neglect on her part and that the child died in coesequence, the bill would be one of manslaughter. Whatever wouli be the opinion of the jury on these two charges in the indictment, he thought that the evidence was strong enoogh to, justify them in returning a bill on the last eonnt—that for egacealment of birth. Prisoner, according to the depositions, did attempt to keep secret the fact that she was about to be delivered ef a ehild. The body of the child was afterwards found wrapped op in a parcel and pat away in a spare bed. rhis in itself was apparently mffieient evidence to conceal the birth by a secret disposition of the body. THEFT. James EoArtan (17) pleaded guilty to 0 having on the 4th May, at Bersham, stolen £ 6 5s Oi.—Prisoner, who had already spent a month in prison, was sentenced to four months' impriaoument. THE EFFKCT OF SENSATIONAL FICTION. Evan Edwards (26), miner, a young man of respectable appearance, was indicted for having attempted suicide in Minera. Prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr R Bankes, who prosecuted, said prisoner had been led to do the d«e4 by reading senflatiollal novel. eltes.-Tkq Judge bound the prisoner over in the sum of £10 to come up for judgment when called upon, and advised him to give up the habit of reading foolish literature. SHOCKING CHABGE AGAINST A BRYNEGLWTS LABOURER. Evan Evaas (22), farm labourer, was charged with having carnal knowledge of one Mary Jane Jones, a girl aged 13, at Bryneglwys.—Prisoner pleaded guilty.-Ilr R Bankea (instructed by Messrs Richards, Llangollen) appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Trevor Lloyd (instructed by Metsrs Lloyd and Roberts, Rutbin), defended.-Mir Bankes said this was one of the moat lament- able oas s that he had ever heard of, because of the fact that the girl would probably be a mother before she was 14 years of age. The prisoner had acted as a Churoh Sunday Softool teacher at Bryneglwjs, and probably obtained spicetaanoy over her in that way.— Mr Trevor Lloyd agreed that it was a lament- able case, but pleaded in mitigation the strong temptation which the prisoner had experienc d, and of which he gave examples. —The Judge in sentencing prisoner to 4 months' imprisonment with bard labour, said h6 had twken into consideration his previous good character, and also the faet that the ohild. if it lived, would be an encumbrance to him for many years to come. THE JUDGE AND IMMORALITY IN WALES. Thomas Hughes (65), collier, was indictod for having assaulted Edith Jones, a girl of 9 years of age. In passing s-uts-nes of six months hard labour, His Lordship said that if thsre was one thing more than another which had im- pressrd him since he came to Wales, it was the prevalence of this kiad of orime- tampering with young children. He had a strong feeliag tl-at there could be no worse crime than this, and it was absolutely neces3ary for the law t. put its foet down and put a stop to it. In this case no great harm had been done, and therefore the sentence was lighter than it otherwise would have bten. STABBING AFFRAY, Jacob Calder (29), a negro, was indicted for unlawfully wounding Sarah Calder, Thomas Henry Pritchard, Rowland Watkins, and William Williams, at Stansty, near Wrexham. Prisoner pleaded not guilty. At the suggestion of the Judge counsel for the prosecution agreed sot to proceed with the indictment against the prisoner in respect of the attack on bis wife. After a long trial, and the prisoner himself had given evidence, tbe jury, after an abaenca of 20 minutes, "found the prisoner guilty of unlawfully wounding the foar persons concerned, but he had dons so under great provocation." The Judge said prisoner (who is a blaok) had had as psrftctly fair and just trial as if ho had bMn an Englishman. He seAtencd him to six months' hard labour; it was three moaths lighter than "ehad in.enlsd, becauss of the jary's recommendation. THE CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST A NANT6LYN GIRL. CONVICTFD OF CONCEALM8NT OF BIRTH. A farm servant, named Ellen Davies, aged 20. and lately employed at Tyn-y- Llidiart Farm, Nantglyc, was indicted for having murdered her illegitimate child on the 23rd of January last. The Grand Jury found no true bill for murder, but returned a true bill for man- slaughter aud concealment of birth. Mr Y ales, instructed by Mr A 0 Evai», Denbigh, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr R Bankes, instructed by Mr A Foulkes Roberts, Denbigh, defended. After a short discussion with hit Lordship, Mr Yates said he would off-r ns evidence en the charge of manslaughter, but would pro- coed with that of concealment ef bir h. The Judge said he thoroughly conourted in the ejuria taken by the proseeu ion. The prisoner was then charged with the offence and pleaded "not guilty." Mr Yates thea addressed the jury, and the details of tbe fact* of the ease were related as have alrt-ady appeared in oor columns. Evidence was gives by Mra Hnghes, Tyn- y-llidiart (to whom the priaener was in serviee); Mrs Williams, Nantglyn (a mid- wife who attended the prisoner dming her illaess); Dr Owen, Denbigh; POI CJ-cons able Williams, Nantglyn and Sapt Hugh Jones, Denbigh. The evidence was almost identical with that given at the inquest aid polise court, which was published fully at the time. The prisoner vtas then put in the box. Sbe said she bad spent a part of last year iu the Infirmary at Denbigh, bat eould not now remember the name of the illness from which she suffered. At the baginnieg ef the pre- sent year shi was in sorv'ce with Mrs Hughes, of Tyn-y llidiart, Nantglyn, and whilst removing The beds on one occasion she gave birth to a ,hild. For some tinae she remained on the fl or and lost cmscious- naas. When sht carne round asrain she L,und she had given birth to a o'iljj whioh was dead. Subsequently she went to bed and bad a cup of tea, which was brought up by Mrs Hughes. Mr Rilpb Baokfs then questioned prisoner as to her conduct after the birch, and in reply prisoner said after she had revered oocac ouanets she wrapped the child up in a dnster aud put it between the bed and the mattress. Mr Banker Why did vou do That 9-1 was afraid to tell Mrs Hughes. W by were yoa afraid ?—Mrs Hoghes was ..ry "ak at the I itno, If Mr Hughes had ?fjn afc triH 4 me J would ha*e told him. d Mrs Hu ihe* s^em to know shat y-ti were ill?--Yes, b^csus-* I hid b^n com- plaining sines the previous Moedas. Continuing, prisoner said that she denied to Mrs Hngbes at first that she had given blr.h to a child, but when tte inidwife came to the house subsequently she offered to show her where the body had beeD placed. Did you wish to ejnceal the hirth of the child from anybody besides Mrs Hughes ?— No. 10 eross-examination the prisoner ad- mitted having tied the child up in a parcel and hiding it betweon the bed and the mattress, but it was not htr intention to keep the birth a secret. Counsel having addressed the jury, the Jadge summed up at some length, aDd said that eyerl()8e rympathised with he observa- tions of Mr Bankes in favour of prisone", but at the same time the jury had to con- sider net sentiment, but the real question a issue in the ease, viz., whether the prisoner did or did not plnce the bndy of the child in the parcel, and after that in the bed for TB* purpo e ef concealing her shauae. The J ary, after a brief consultation, found the prisoner guilty of OfIncealment of birth, but strongly recommended her to the mercy of the court. In reply to Hie Lordship, Mr Bankes said that the prisoner had lately been staying with her brother.in law, who would take care of her. He (Mr Bankes) asked H's Lordship to dt al with the case by merely binding the prisoner over. Tudor RJbrt., the prisoner's brother-in- law, was then put it the box, and in answer to the Judge, said that she had conducted herself well sinee this trouble came upon her. The Judge, in paesiDg sentence, said a very merciful view had been taken of thi" case. No donbt the prisoner felt the shame of having given birth to the ohild. He felt that he eould give her a light punishment, and should therefore sentenee her to a fort- night's imprisonment in the second divisior. Before Mr Marshall, K.C., sitting in a second court as Commissioner. SHEEP STEALING. Edward Morris, described as a blacksmith, and formerly of Birkenhead, was charged witli-,stealing sheep aad lambs from Messrs Edward Buckley, Richard Thomas, and Thomas Roberts, in the parish of Llanrhaiair Y.M., to the value of £27 18 Od.-Mr C lit Williams appeared for prosecution, and Mr Trevor Lloyd (instructed by Messrs Lloyd and Roberts, Rathin), for the defenee. The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and the defence was, that the sheep in question had become mixed up with his own sheep on the road to Bala fair.—The jury returned a verdict of guilty, and pritoner was sentenced to aix months' imprisonment with bard labour. THE .JEW AND HIS LOST BAG. Margaret Jones, Edward Jones, and Wm Henry Hnghes, Rbas, were charged with stealing a bag of jewellery, value £ 12, from Louis Rapopart, a Jew. Mr R Bankes proseeuted, and said th" prisoners offered the proseoutor a bed, as he eould not get one at the Sun and Dragon," Rhos. He went with the prisoners, and whilat there the light was turned out and the prosecutor was struck down and robbed of his bag. The prisoners inevideuce stated that they turned the prosecutor oat of the house and that some other man outside called to ,fte Jew, who took his bag with him, and that after that they never saw the bag. The jury found the prisoners not guilty. 0.