TREVLLEIRCHION. MAUEXAOE PEZCKNTATION.—On Friday last, Capt. and Mrs. Salusbury, of Hafod-y-coed, were presented with a substantial token of the high esteem in which thev are held in this, neighbour- hood. Tho present.. III took the form of a clock, an exquisite work of art, supplied by Messrs. Elkingr.im and Co., Liverpool. The movement of the clock is of the highest quality, striking on a deep sounding gong. giving it a cathedral sound. The following is the inscription on the gold pbte at the b*se —Presented to Mr. and Mrs. Salusbury, on their marriage, by friends and neighbours, January 2nd, 1884." Since Mr. Salusbury has resided on his father's estate of Bryn Bella, he has won the good opinion and respect of all classes, and when it became known that he was going to take to himself "a better half," it was resolved that the event should not pass without some tangible proof of that respect being given to him and his amiable bride. On the wedding day a huge bon- fire was made on the Bryn, which lighted the country for many miles around, and the ceaseless roar of the caauon indicated to those at long distances that the rejoicings on the occasion were thorough and real. An unfortunate accident mot with by Mr. Salusbury Oil his return from his wedding tour, together with other uuavoidablo circumstances delayed the presentation until the 14th inst., when a large number of friends and neighbours assembled at the national School to witness and to take part in the interesting proceed- ings. The school and other children were regaled with a plentiful supply of tea, bunloaf, cakes, &c., Mrs. Jones superiziteniling the whole. The adult portion of the company afterwards sat down to a similar feast. The ladies asked to take tables were Mrs. Morgan, Miss Oldfield, Mrs. lioberts, Mrs. Ellis, Mis-t Jones (Xant Gwilym), Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Griffiths, the Misses Roberts (2), and Mrs. William*, and they were most assiduous in their ■ attentions to those who patronised them. Then Siaac the most interesting part of the proceedings. The Rev. L. E. Davies (curate) was unanimously voted to the chair. It is needless to say that he acquitted himself quite worthy of the position. He expressed the deep regret he felt, and also the regret fully shared by every one present at the forced absence, through indisposition, of Mr. Morgan, of Oaegwyn, who was chairman of the committee, and who was to have presided on this occasion. Had Mr. Morgan been able to attend, he would have met with a most hearty reception. Great sympathy is felt for both Mr. and Mrs. Morgan. The Chairman alluded to tho fact that it was intended that the present gathering should have taken place on an earlier date, but he was quite sure that their interest had not abated in the subject, but that their hearts were as warm as ever. He then called upon the Rev. G. A. Salusbury, of Westbury Rectory, father of the bridegroom, who made several very appropriate remarks, thanking all for their good wishes, and dwelling upon his long connection with the parish, and recalling to mind several occasions on which members of his family had shared the goodwill of the community in this neighbourhood. As a land- lord, he hoped the good understanding between classes now existing would not be disturbed, and that landlord and tenant would always try to sail in the same boat. What was detrimental to one, would certainly be so to the other, while the pros- perity of the one, would conduce to the prosperity of the other (great cheering). We are sorry that space will not admit oar giving in full the excellent and able speeches delivered on the occasion by the members of the committee, viz. -Iklessrs. Owen. Jones, Williams and Owens. The chairman then called upon Mrs. Morgan to make the presentation, who in a few well-chosen and appropriate terms, asked Mr. and Mrs. Satusbury to accept the clock, not on account of its intrinsic value, but as a token of the good feeling and respect of those who gave it. Mr. Salusbury was received with most enthn- siastic cheers on rising to return thanks on behalf of Mrs. Salusbury and himself. He thanked the chairman of the meeting, as well as the chairman and members of the committee, for the active part each had taken with regard to this presentation to himself and wife of so handsome a testimony of their goodwill. He also heartily thanked all the contributors towards that object. He could never look at the clock without being reminded of that happy gathering, and the manifestation of respect shewn them. Words could but very inadequately express their gratitude for such kiudness. Votes of thanks were accorded to the ladies who presided at the tables, to the chairman and the committee, especially to the indefatigable secretary, Mr. Isaac Jones, who has, from tho commencement worked unremittingly to bring the whole to a successful issue. Among those present, not already named, we noticed Capt. and Mrs. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Ffynon Beunf), Rev. J. Davies, Bodfari, Mr. Ellis, &c., &c. The meeting terminated with ringing cheers for Mr. and Mrs. Salusbury.
— —♦— ST. ASAPH. Canon Wynne-Edwards, of St. Asaph, was present at the meetings held on Thursday and Friday last of the Cathedrals' Establishment Com- mission. INSTALLATION OF CANONS AT ST. ASAPH. On Saturday, the Revs. David Lewis, rector of Tref- nant, and F. Cashall, of Oswestry, were inducted as canons non-residentiary of St. Asaph Cathedral, in the presence of the Bishop. The ceremony was performed by the Dean, whilst Archdeacon Smart and Canon Wynne-Edwards took part in the service. OBITUARY.—The death is announced of Mrs. Margaret Davies, late of Bronwylfa-square, St. Asaph, which took place on the 21st ult., at 62, Grosvenor-road, Highbury, New Park, London, N., the residence of her eldest daughter, with whom she had lately resided. The deceased lady was in her 75th year, and up to a short time previous to her death had enjoyed good health. A sudden at- tack of paralysis, however, speedily took her away- She was the writer of "VVMPVI and English poetry of considerable merit, and was well-known through Wales by the Bardic title of "lIIduwen Elwv." She was highly esteemed by a largo circle of friends and acquaintances. The body was brought to St. Asaph on the following Tuesday, and laid in the vault, containing her late husband, Mr. Robert Davies (Cyndeyrn), composer of English and Welsh music, and for upwards of 27 years was lay clerk in St. Asapb Cathedral.
— TALARGOOH. THE TALARGOCH MINES.—Considerable uneasiness continues to prevail in this district as to the ultimate fate of the ancient Talargoch Mines, which have from time almost immemorial provided labour to the bnlk of the working people of Talargoch and the surrounding villages. It is a fact generally well-known that since the mines changed iiands in September of last rear, the purchaser has lost a considerable sum of money in the working, and now the engines have b)en stopped so that eve hally the lower workings willi be Th men are apprehensive that the machinery and tackle will be taken out of the mine so that all probability of its being recommenced will be gone for some time at least, and it is reported that they are determined not to assist in the work of dismantling the property. o-
DENBIGH. THE BOILER EXPLOSIO.- Ou Friday evening, an inquest was held by Dr. Caithness, deputy coroner, respecting the death of Michael Deane, coachman to Dr. Pierce. Evidence showed that the boiler attached to the engine used for chaff- cutting Was tilled with water and the fire lighted, and wh«n Deane was about to start the engine the ,,in PTjilosion occurred and killed deceased. Mr. Wynne-Eft wards, engineer, proved that the boiler was strong -.iD(I firm, and that the explosion was not due to any fault or defect. A verdict of AccideTtal death" was returned. EiSTELDfoi* CIIOIR.—A meeting was held at Denoigh IVQ Monday night, presided over bv the Mayor (Mr. R. C. r;, Clough) and attended by other local gem.y^ when it -was resolved to organise a choir from the existing choirs in the towns of X/ejioigh, Ruthin, St. Asaph, and districts to com- pete at the Liverpool Jjsteddfod for the eighty- rUrU'" n^"f *or ttc une for male voices. Mr. H PI^II IV 1DS' of yt- Asaph, and conductor of the Philharmonic Societies at Denbigh, Ruthin, St. saph and Abergele, was elected conductor, ana tbe necessary steps taken to start the choir.
I CAERWYS. I THE FAIR PROHIBITED.—Owing to foot and mouth disease still existing at Maesmynan, the monthly fair at Caerwys cannot be held next Tuesday. A notice to that effcet is published in our present issue. FEROCIOUS DOGS.—A dog belonging to a farmer near Caerwys, jumped to the clothes of a little girl, who had gone there on an errand, and tore her apron and jacket into shreds, and was strong enough to drag the poor frightened girl a good way towards his kennel. He had previously killed a a cat, a ccck, a hen, and a duck. He also bit a sow, which immediately ran to a field and killed a lamb. The cat's head was cut clean off, and the poor animal actually walked a few paces afterwards. A dog belonging to another person in Caerwys also severely bit a young lad named Thomas Roberts, who has not been able to go to his work since last Friday. His arm and one side of his chest has been lacerated. A CTJSIOUS INCIDENT. — A farmer from this neighbourhood, who had two young calves left at Pwllgwyn for the last 11 days, was with his young son driving or rather pushing the two towards home, when the one under the care of the farmer slipped from his grasp opposite the schoolroom, and immediately turned into the schoolroom yard and then straight to the infants' classroom, where the sewing mistress was waiting lor her class to march from the schoolroom. The owner said Well, just faucy, this calf in spite of me has managed to have as much schooling as I have had, that is, one day." The master refused to enter the new-comer on the school books, so the would-be new scholar had to make a precipitate retreat, and the two calves wended their way leisurely home, after creating such a stir and commotion in the usually quiet schoolroom. AFONWEN CRICKET CLUB.—The members of the above club held a meeting at the Pwllgwyn Hotel on Wednesday the 12th iust., to arrange matches, and elect (,fficers for the coming season. The following gentlemen were elected. President, W. Pickstouc, Esq. Vice-president, Rev. E. Jones; Captain, Mr. P. Elston; Sub-Captain. Mr. C. Pickstone; Treasurer, Mr. W. Robertson; Secretary, Mr. F. Crispin (junior). The Secretary then read the financial result of the concert lately held in the Caerwys Schoolroom for the benefit of the club. Total receipts, PS 10s. Sd. expenditure, £2 9s. Od., leaving a balance in hand of £6 Is. Sd. The report having been adopted by the Committee, the proceedings terminated. The elected President has offered for the free use of the Club a first class field in close proximity to the railway station, which, of course has been gladly accepted.
CONNAH'S QUAY. ALKALI Wop.KS.-Of late a new discharging and loading stage has been constructed by Mr. Joseph Evans, and to test its qualifications a large steamer (the James Hogg) of about 600 tons was consigned to thi3 point from Bilboa. Rumours were afloat (even by the oldest captains and pilots) that such a vessel, drawing so much water, could never get up to the new wharf. All this was disproved by the able and skilful manner in which the vessel was handled by the veteran pilot Robert Edwards, who not only brought the vessel to Connah's Quay, but moored her in perfect safety alongside the new wharf. The discharging was done in a very quick manner. RAILWAY SCHEMES DEFORE PARLIAMENT.—The Select Committee of the House of Commons, have reported that the preamble of the Denbighshire and Shropshire Junction Railway Bill has been proved. The Committee afterwards opened the inquiry into the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway (Chester to Counah's Quay) Bill, which proposes to construct a line from Chester to Connah's Quay, and a bridge across the Dee and is opposed by the London and North-western Railway Company, the Great Western Railway Company, the Corporation of Chester, the Credit Company, Limited, the River Dee Company, Mr. G. A. Dickson, Sir T. G. Frost, the proprietors of the Dee Mills, and the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company. Several witnesses were called in favor of the scheme, including Sir Robert Cunliffe, M.P., who said the new railway would attract more vessels to the port of Connah's Quay, and fresh markets would be opened for the sale of coal in that direction. At the. sitting of tho Committee on Tuesday, Mr. Harrop, secretary to the Westminster Colliery, near Wrexham, the Right Hon. G. Osborne Morgan, M.P., Mr. John Watkinsou, managing director of Watkinson and Co., Limited, colliery owners, and Mr. Falk, salt manufacturer, Winsford, gave evidence in favor of the bill. It was understood that Mr. Gladstone would appear as a witness, but the agent for the promoters received a private eominunication to the effect that the right honourable gentleman was not well enough to give evidence.
BODFARY. A GIFT.—The Committee of Management of Denbighshire Infirmary gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the liberal donation of X50 from Ignatius Williams, Esq., of "The Grove," Bodfary, to- wards the cost of the important alterations and repairs in contemplation by the governors.
RHUDDLAN. CONTINUED ILLNESS OF THE VicAr,The Rev. Thomas Rowland still continues to be confined to his house, but his health is now being gradually re- stored. The services are conducted during his indipoosition by the Rev. Mr. Williams, vicar of St. Asaph.
RHYL. "PLEASANT EVENINGS." — The Congregational School-room, Water-street, was crowded to excess on Tuesday at the fourth of this winter's series of "Pleasant Evening entertainments. Mr. Wrn. Davies (coroner), presided. The programme included songs by Mr. D. J. Davies, Miss S. A. Dyson, Mr. Percy Taylor, and Mr. Owen Edwards. Solos on the pianoforte by Miss Minnie M. Royston, and on the violin by Master Horace Haselden. An amusing address was delivered, entitled Tip the rubbish in the quarry," by the Rev. D. Burford Hooke, also a reading by Mr. J. Frimston. Valuable service was rendered by the choir who gave the chorus, I gee them on their winding way," the lullaby, Sweet and low," and also the part-song The homes of England." But the most attractive piece, with its twelve performers. was Haydn's "Toy symphony," which was well received. At the close Mr. W. T. P. Storey moved and Mr. J. Williams seconded a vote of thanks to the chairman and performers which was carried by acclamation. Mr. Davies in replying not only congratulated the audience on the very pleasant evening" they bad enjoyed, but also the committee on the large audience which had gathered, one that represented every church in the town, thus siiewiiiif liuw the meetings were appreciated (applause). The Rev. D. B. Hooke intimated that only two more entertainments would be held this season. These will be on the second and fourth Tuesdays of April, an alteration being made through Easter-tide. The proceedings closed with the hymn—"Now pray we for our country."
— GREENFIELD. MISCELLANEOUS MEETING. A meeting of a miscellaneous character was held at the Mount Gilead Wesleyan Chapel, on Saturday evening last, under the presidency of Mr. II. T. Barker (Dee Bank, Bagillt), who opened the proceedings with a few approp'-iate remarks. The programme was ably sustained by Mr. Win. Davies and party (Peuiel), Mr. William Jones and Mr. and Miss Booley (Trevor), Mr. Samuel Roberts (Greenfield), &e. A prize was offered for the best impromptu speech on the subject "Smoking," the successful competitor being Mr. Thomas Hughes (Greenfield). A prize was also given for the best reading (impromptu) of the last paragraph of the 3rd chap, of Romans. The prize was awarded to Mr. Isaac Jones (Greenfield). The adjudicators were the chairman and Mr. Will. Williams (printer). The meeting was well attended, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the proceedings. On the motion of Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Hughes, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman and those who had taken part in the meeting. The vote was duly acknowledged by Mr. Barker and Mr. Davies. A similar meeting will be held on Saturday, the 29th iust., when the chair will be taken by Mr. John Hughes (loan Hugh), and an interesting programme is being formed. l
FLINT. I SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. -We are pleased to announce that Miss Esther Margaret Jones, late of Flint National Infant School, and now of Henllan Board Schools, Denbigh, has successfnlly passed her final examination, betng now a fully certificated mistress. Miss Jones passed in the highest class obtainable. REVIVAL SERVICES. -During this week revival services have been held in the Welsh Calvinistic Chapel, on Monday evening the Rev. Josiah Jones preached, and on Wednesday evening the Rev. T. E. James occupied the pulpit, and on the other evenings of the week prayer meetings were held. At the Engligh Congregational Chapel revival services are also being held this week, on Monday evening Messrs. G. Welsh and J. Sutcliffe, of Chester, preached, and on Tuesday evening the Rev. D. B. Evans, of Mold on Wednesday evening the Rev. D. B. Hughes, of Connah's Quay on Thursday evening the Rev. Owen Thomas, of Holywell; on Friday evening the Rev. D. Oliver, of Holywell; and on Saturday evening the Rev. T. Palmer James, of Greenfield. So far the services have been well attended. have been well attended. FUNERAL.—On Monday afternoon, the mortn1 remains of Mrs. Hannah Rigby were interred in Flint Cemetery. The cortege, headed by the Rector, Doctor Jones, and the Revs. W. P. James aud J. George, curates, left the house of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ish t d Jones, in Trelaw- ney-square, shortly after haif-past one, and was followed by a large concourse of tradesmen and in- habitants of the town and neighbourhood. The beautiful burial service of the Church of England was impressively read by the Rector in the Ceme- tery church and again at the vault, where the in- terment took place. As the procession passed through the streets, shutters were up and blinds drawn on almost every house and place of business in tbe line of route. Great sympathy is expressed on all sides with the bereaved husband, parents and the family. The coffin, which was of polished oak elaborately mounted with massive brass furni- ture was literally covered with beautiful wreaths, I &c. The bearers were tenants of Mr. Ishmaei Jones. The arrangements for the funeral were entrusted to Mr. John Evans, builder. ST. PATRICK'S DAY.—Monday last, St. Patrick's Day, passed off quietly in Flint. A few Irishmen sported the dear little sweet little shamrock," but otherwise there was nothing to denote that it was St. Patrick's Day. A representation of the charming operetta of "Cinderella" took place at the Assembly-room at night, when songs suitable to the day were sung by Mrs. Cosgrove, Miss Wood, Miss Brown and others. The operetta was the same as performed a few weeks ago by the children of St. Mary's Schools, by whom it was repeated, on which occasion we published a lengthy critique, which it is useless of us to repeat. The attendance was good. During an interval between one of the acts, the Rev. Fr. Byrne thanked the audience for their attendance, and made a few re- marks, in the course of which lie stated that their demonstration was not that of a party faction. He dwelt on the state of Ireland at the time of the Union and the present; her industries had vanished; the population of the country had decreased three millions and this year they were told it would again decrease half-a-million. Was this justice to Ireland ? (cries of No). Ireland must be for the Irish as England is for the English and Wales for the Welsh. He hoped the people of Ireland would soon reassert her rights and her liberties. Where- ever Irishmen were that day-in whatever quarter of the globe it might be-they meet in re-union and salute "Oh Erin go bragh." The attendance at the entertainment was good, and a very pleasant evening was spent. THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—The following report has been received by the Rector (Rev. W. Ll. Nicholas), which must be extremely gratifyinsr to the managers, as it stands foremost of any school in North Wales, and speaks well for the capabilities of the head master (Mr. Taylor), and his staff. The standards throughout, as will be seen, are equally commended for their excellent work, securing the largest grant that has ever been obtained for the school. Summary of her Majesty's Inspector's report of the mixed department of the Flint National School for the year ending December 31st, 1883 "The geography of the first standard was very good of the second standard excellent of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth standards thoroughly good, with many excellent answers. The grammar of the second standard was excellent, of the third and fourth standards good, of the fifth and sixth standards very good. The poetry of the first stan- dard was good, of the second standard good in repetition and pretty good in intelligence, of the third standard very good in repetition and good in intelligence, of the fourth standard very good in repetition and fair in intelligence; of the fifth and sixth standards about excellent in every respect. The standard work of the first standard was very good, of the second, fourth, and fifth standards excellent, of the third standard reading good, spelling pretty good, and arithmetic excellent; of the sixth standard reading good, arithmetic excel- lent their composition should be fuller and more original. School accounts and registration were excellent. I was not pleased with the singing, as it was flat, and also because the master stamped the floor with his foot, and prompted the children whilst it was proceeding. The tone was good. The order was not what it used to be the master had to issue instructions on the examination day. He should have taken a chair and made himself comfortable, as by that day the children should have been told what to do and how to do it. It gives me pleasure to be able to crown the efforts of managers and school staff by recommending the excellent merit grant for this school. Miriam Jones has passed well, and should be informed that she is now qualified under both articles 50 and .52." Wo may add that this department has earned over £ 1 per scholar on the average attendance, and that the Government, grant is much in excess of last year. The staff at present consists of Mr. Taylor (the head master), two trained and certificated assistants, one ex-pupil teacher and Queen's scholar and another ex-pupil teacher.
■ LLANFERRES. TREAT TO TENANTS.—Major Cross, who has leased the right of shooting over the extensive estate of Glan'rafon, treated the tenants to a first-class dinner at the Druid Inn, Llanferrcs, on Tuesday, the llth, inst. The guests assembled at 4 o'clock the total number being 69. The chair was taken by Major Cross, supported by Llewelyn Lloyd, Esq., the Hafod, and Cae'rodyn and a substantial feast served by Mr. and Mrs. Hill, in good style, was much enjoyed by all present. Dinner being over, the usual loyal toasts were drunk. Major Cross, in proposing The Tenants," said he was glad to meet them all again, at this second social gathering. He congratulated them on having had snch a mild winter, and hoped they would be spared the icy blasts of spring; and that all of them would have a prosperous year. He had come amongst them he said. to enjoy himself, he did not wish to do so however at their expense, his motto being "Live, and let live," and should they at any time have any complaint to make he would ever be ready to give each case the fullest attention, and he would en. deavour to their satisfaction (loud cheers). The next toast our host," was proposed by Llewelyn Llovd, Esq., and drunk with ringing cheers. The health of H. Potts, Esq,, owner of the estate was proposed by Major Cross, who referred in feeling terms to the prolonged illness of the worthy old gentleman, who has been laid up nearly twelve months, and lies in a very critical condition. The toast was drunk amid the full sympathy of all assembled. The rest of the evening was spent in speech and soug, the former, in high terms of the kindness and generosity of Major Cross and family, the latter supplied to the edification and amusement of the Company, by Messrs. Warriner (head keeper), J. Stewart, William Edwards, J. Edwards S. Bracegirdle, John Roberts, &c. Among those present were: -Alr. Thos. Jones, Brynbowlio, Mr. John Jones, Bryn'rorsedd, Mr. H. Edwards, Fron Hen, Mr. A. Francis, Llwyn-y-fron, Mr. R. Edwards, Pentre Cerrig, Mr. G. Williams, keeper, Mr. Bloomfield, keeper, Colomendy, Mr. E. Edwards, Red Lion, Mr. T. Davies, The School, Mr. Cordiner, Pont-y-mwynwr, Mr. Edwards, smith, Mr. P. C. Jones, &c.
THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS WILT. MRRT Saturday, March 22nd Aelwyd Ucba. Tuesday, 25th Henllan. Friday, H 28th Nant, Prestatyn. AT 10.30.
BAGILLT. REVIVAL MEETINGS. Special prayer meetings were held in the chapels of the various sects in Bagillt during the course of the previous week, and also each night this week, and will be continued for some time. Special sermons were delivered at the Bethania and Zoar chapels by the Rev. R. Hughes (Flint). The enrolment of new members of the churches is still carried on with success. SALE AT PANTON HALL FARM.—On Monday last, Mr. William Freeman, auctioneer, Holywell, con- ducted a sale by public auction at Panton Hall Farm, of the valuable cattle, horsep, farming imple- ments, produce, &c. There was a good attendance of buyers, and various lots excited keen competition, good average prices being realised. A'quantity of old oak parlour and kitchen furniture was also sold, and attracted several buyers. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL. A week's mission was held at the above place of worship from the 10th to the 17th inst., when the neigh- bouring ministers preached, viz., Revs. H. Ward Price, Chester; D. B. Evans, Mold Owen Thomas, M.A., Holywell; D. B. Hughes, Connah's Quay D. Oliver, Holywell; and T. P. James, Greenfield. The meetings throughout were well attended, and many during the week professed their allegiance to the Saviour.
BUCKLEY. CONCERT.—A very successful concert was given on Wednesday evening at the Primitive Methodist chapel, Drury-lane. The artistes were Mrs. John Davies, Miss Clara Millington, Messrs. R. Hughes, R. Connah, E. Williams, W. Parry, and Edward Powell and party. The singing throughout was most enjoyable, and conducted in a manner most creditable to the performers. They all were loudly applauded. Mr. T. Bryan, Ewloe Green, presided. The usual vote of thanks brought it to a close. SHOCKING COLLIERY ACCIDENT. An accident occurred to Robert Evans, at Messrs. Geo. Watkin- son and Sons, Elm Colliery, on Wednesday morn- ing, which terminated fatally at three o'clock a.m. on Thursday. Deceased was employed on the screens, and when injured was engaged in shunt- ing, when he was caught between the buffers of the wagons and crushed on the chest and back. Dr. Lowe was called in, but death terminated his sufferings. Deceased was a man highly respected, and had been at the work more or le -a for upwards of 20 years. He leaves a wife and family. An in- quest was held upon the body of deceased on Satur- day last, before Wm. Davies, Esq., coroner, and a iury, of which Mr. William Jones was foreman.— Henry Hayes deposed that he was a salesman at the colliery, and on Wednesday morning he went up to the screens and stood opposite to where de- ceased was working. He and his partner (William Hall) had finished loading the wagon uuder the screen, and were preparing to move it. There were two other loaded wagons on the same siding in front of the one they had just loaded, and also two loaded wagons behind it. The locomotive was putting in empties on the same siding, and he said to deceased If you stand clear the engine could start the wagons for you." Deceased replied We are all right; call him on." He (witness) then motioned for the engine to come down, and the wagons were started by it down the slight incline, the engine afterwards leaving the siding. After the wagons had come almost to a standstill the de- ceased went between the buffers of the third and fourth wagons apparently with the object of push- ing it on when the wagons behind closed upon him, and he called out Hold, lads." He was squeezed between the buffers, but was extricated in a few seconds. Deceased after the accident said Leave me alone a bit; I shall be all right again," but a doctor was sent for and deceased was conveyed home. In reply to Mr. Hedley, Government In- spector of Collieries, the witness said all the men excepting deceased were on the other side of the wagons. He was sure that the engine went on after it touched the wagons.—William Iball de- posed to having taken the break off some of the wagons, and the deceased took the break off others.—Dr. Lowe said he examined the deceased after the accident and found that he had been severely crushed, and his spine was slightly injured. Inflammation set in, from the effects of which he died. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
MOLD. I | PETTY SZSSIOXS. -At the fortnightly sessions, held on Monday before J. Scott Bankes, Esq. (chairman), P. B. Davies Cooke, Esq., P. A. Lloyd, Esq., and C. P. Morgan, Esq., a man named Thomas Jones, a shoemaker, living at Prince's-court, was ordered to be imprisoned for a month for refusing to contribute towards the maintenance of his child in a reformatory school.—Mr. Thomas Edwards prosecuted in a large number of school board cases. Twelve persons were fined, and orders were made against others. —On the application of John Clark, an order of ejectment was granted against Ann Hill, of Bistree. Ellen Phillips summoned Henry Reeves for an assault, and there was also a cross summons. The parties live in Strickland-row, and they had a row on Saturday last about a dog of Philips', which resulted in the alleged assault. After hearing the evidence of both sides, the bench ordered Phillips to pay a fine of 5s. and costs, in all 13s. 8d.—Martin Brannan was fined 6s. for drunk- enness, and John Evans, Soughton, was ordered to pay the same amount for a similar offence. Edw. Rogers, William Bartley, and George Jones, all of Buckley, were each fined 10s. and costs for being drunk and very disorderly on Saturday night week. —Police-constable Jones stated that one of the defendants cursed and swore at him, and said that he would go to Northop the next morning (Sunday) and get more drink, as he would be three miles from home, and could get it as a traveller.
I blende. LLANASA. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. The vestry for nominating guardians, and overseers, and appoint- ing churchwardens, takes place at Llanasa to-day. The meeting held recently at Ffynnongroew, pledged itself to support two candidates for the office of guardians of the poor, and unless an amicable arrangement can be come to, it is almost certain that a contested election will take place.
G-RONANT. THE MYSTERIOUS PROCEEDINGS IN A HOUSE. -We have been informed that on Friday last some more window glass was broken at the house in Gronant where the extraordinary proceedings took place some days previously, and reported in our paper last week. The singular proceedings have caused considerable commotion in the neighbourhood, and numbers of persons have congregated near the house at night. The theory that all the damage was done by cats is still held. ♦
Football Notes and Matches. DENBIGH V. RHYL.—These clubs met at Denbigh on Saturday in the semi-final tie for the challenge cup of the Northern Welsh Football Association. Denbigh won by three goals to two. A protest was lodged on the ground that one of the backs struck the ball. NORTHWICH VICTORIA V. CHESTER AND DISTRICT.— This match was played on Saturday at Northwich, and magnificent weather prevailed. The Cheshire Cup holders had a good team, and the Chester team was selected from all the clubs in their district. In the first half, Northwich scored twice, and finally won by 9 to 0. Mr. A. N. Hornby officiated as referee. NORTHERN WELSH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.—The semi-final tie for the Challenge Cup, now held by the Bangor F.C., was played at Carnarvon, on Saturday, between the Carnarvon A.C. and the Bangor F.C. The home team won the toss, and elected to play down, with the wind in their favour. After about a quarter of an hour's play the first goal was scored for Carnarvon, the ball being headed through by R. Newton from a corner kick. After half-time, the Carnarvon goal was frequently in great jeopardy; but the Bangor men, some of whom were not up to their usual form, could not equalise matters, and Carnarvon consequently won the tie by one goal to nil. ENGLAND V. WALES.—The sixth annual match between England and Wales was played on Monday at Wrexham. The Welsh team was not thoroughly representative, through F. W. Hughes, Northwich, being successfully objected to for non-nationality by the English Association, and the Wrexham Club, having been expelled from the Football Association, was bebarred contributing any players. The weather was remarkably fine and summer-like, and the ground was in good condition, but there were only 3,000 spectators present. The first half was well contested, and Davenport gained the only goal for England; but afterwards Bailey put the ball through the Welsh goal, whilst the tactic was re- peated by Davenport, and then Gunn, so that at the finish England won by four goals to nil. For England Bainbridge, Forrest, Gunn, and Bailey played well; and for Wales, W. P. Owen, Eyton Jones, and the backs were most prominent. England have now won four matches to Wales two, and scored 17 goals to 9. The Welsh team was composed of:—Elias Owen (Ruthin Grammar School), goal; John Powell (Druids), Conde (Chirk) backs; J. H. Williams (Oswestry), P. Griffiths (Chirk), Morris Evans (Oswestrv), half-backs; J. Vaughan (Druids), Albert Jones (Druids), W. Owen (Chirk), W. P. Owen (Ruthin), Eyton Jones (Wrex- ham and Bootle), forwards.
Markets and Fairs. HOLYWELL MARKET—FRIDAY. Wheat, per hobbet of 168 lbs 12s. Od. to 14s. Od. Barley 147 lbs 8s. Od. lis. 6d. Oats" <« 105lbs 6.i. 6d. 8s. Od. Beans 180lbs 12s. Od. 13s. Od. PRODUCE Clover Hay, per ton.80s. Od. 95s. Od. Meadow 70s. Od. 80s. Od. WheatStraw, 60s. Od. If 60s. Od. Barley Straw, 30s. Od. 35s. Od. Oat Straw, 40s. 011. 45s. Od. Potatoes, per 224 lbs 6s. 6d. 8s. Od. Beef per lb 7(j. to lOd. Veal 8d..< iod. Mutton" 9d. lid. Pork 7d. 8d, Fowls per couple 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. Fresh butter per lb Is. 7d. Eggs 14 is. od.
——^ THROAT IRRITATION AXD Coi Trir. --Soreness and dryness, tickling and Irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable confec- tions becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes, 7id., tins Is. lid., labelled JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." A letter received:" Gentlemen Itinay, perhaps, interest you to know that, after an extended trial. I hare found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit (with or without medical treatment) in almost all forms of throat disease. They soften and clear the voice. Yours faith- fully, GORDON HOLMKS, M.D., Senior Physician to the Munici- pal Throat and Ear Infirmary." A
IT IS WORTH A TRIAL.—" I was troubled for many years With kidney complaint, gravel, &c,, my blood become thin, I With kidney complaint, gravel, &c,, my blood become thin, I was dull and inactive, could hardly crawl about, and was an old and worn-out man all over, and could get nothing to help me until I got Hop Bitters, and now my blood and kidneys are all right, and I am as active as a man of thirty although I am seventy-two, and I have no doubt it will do well for others of Illy age. It is worth the trial."
HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.-Illlportant for the delicate.—It is difficult to determine which is the more trying to the human constitution, the damp, cold days of autumn and winter, or the keen, dry, easterly winds of spring. Throughout the seasons good health may be maintained by occasional doses of Holloway's Pills, which purify the blood and act as whole- some stimulants to the skin, stomach, liver, bowels and kid- neys. This celebrated medicine needs but a fair trial to convince the ailing and desponding that it will restore and cheer ttiem without danger, pain, or inconvenience. No family should be without a supply of Holloway's Pills and Ointment, as by a timely recourse to them the first erring function may be reclaimed, suffering may be spared, and life [ saved.
LEAD ORES SOLD. Mine. T. C. per ton. Purchasers. Foxdale 120 0 9 15 0 Weston Son & Co. Lisburne 40 0 8 5 0 Panther Lead Co. Cwmystwith 11 0 6 10 6 Sheldon, Bush & Co. Ditto 11 0 6 10 6 Panther Lead Co. East Darren. 25 0 10 0 0 Ditto. The 7 t tons of lead ore sold at Holywell by the West Trelogan Mine realized £7 10s. Od. per ton, and not JBG 10S, Od. as stated.
LOCAL LEAD MINES. GREAT HOLWAY.-The several points in this mine maintain the values previously reported, with the exception of No. 10. level engine shaft which has very much improved for lead ore. PENNANT.—A splendid lode has been cut in the 80 level, so that the company have now a valuable stretch of grouni from the 40 downwards. EAST LONG RAKE. Some capital ore is being raised from the lode in the 40 driving north, and no doubt as the junction of this new lode and the east and west lode is approached there will be a still greater improvement. COED-Y-FEDW AND PANT-Y-BUABTH.—This mine maintains its good output of ore. The 112 west is worth fully 2 tons of lead per fathom. The stope in the back of the 90 is yielding some capital lead stuff, and the bottom 112 level will soon be driven sufficiently for to interest this valuable course of ore.
Correspondence. [We do not identify ourselves with the opinions expressed br our correspondents.] 7 To the Editor of the "Flintslire Observer." DEAR SIR, In your issue of last week, containing a report of the Holywell School Board. I find that I am blamed for the wretched state into which they have managed to lead I T cond"cAof the schools under their charge. Whilst they had me at their elbow the machinery worked smoothly and well, but it appears that no sooner do they lose my apron strings, than they begin to blunder and flounder, and eventually throw everything out of gear: and like Ben Johnson s Angry boy," they then turn round upon me and charge me with what I know nothing of. I suppose it ia in|ratTSdeanXJghS: n0t %° mind lt> thouSh smacks oi Now let us look at the staff of teacher under the late Board, and take hrst-The Bagillt Schools—Boys Average number, 104; staff required by code, master, 60; puml ™^er' mon!tor: 20-120. Staff actually employed, master, 60 assistant-master, 60; pupil teacher, 40 160 Girls: Average number, 115 staff required by code, mistress." 60; pupil teacher, 40 monitor, 20-120. Staff actually employed, mistress, 60, 3 pupil teachers, 120-180. Infants: Average number, 70 staff required by code, mistress, 60; monitor, 20-80. Staff actually employed, mistrClJs, 60; pupil teacher, 40-100. Let us again take the Holywell Schools—Boys: Average number, 109 staff required by code, master, 60 • DUDII teacher, 40 monitor, 20—120. Staff actually employed master, 60 3 pupil teachers, 120 monitor, 20—200. Girls Average number, 70; staff required by code, mistress, 60 monitor, 20-80. Staff actually employed, mistress, 60; 2 pupil teachers, 80; monitor, 20-160. Infant School Average number, 70 staff required by code, mistress, 60' pupftOerach2e°rT^10S0taff pupil teacher, 40--100. I may mention here that I take to myself the credit tor having out of sheer pity for the ratepayers, reduced the staff when I entered the Board, and I freely admit that I would have reduced it still more had I been allowed, for I could find no instance of an employer engaging four men to do the work of three, with the exception of the School Board. As to there being no apprentices presented this year the sunple reason !s, that under the late Board the children were so well teught that they left school long before they were of age to be apprenticed. This can easily be remedied. The remark made by the Vice-chairman with regard to the a<lVawT m Sala"?s made by the late Board and in one ot which the present Board acquiesces, affords me an opportunity mg-8uch advances were made they are these At the expiration of their term of office, the first Board leit on record a recommendation to the incoming Board to advance the salary of the clerk He did not at once avail Jt< but after six years more service he appealed to the late Board to give effect to it, which they saw M reason for declining. I may add that the recommendation wasTo- +1C £ Y Ml, Henry and the Roman Catholic Priest, gentlemen who well knew what they were about and were not likely to waste the ratepayers money. With respect to the Attendance Officer he entered the service of the Board "nderstand'ng that if he gave satisfaction in 0 1 Js duties he should have an increase of salary. For nearly five years he served the Board faithfullv and well, and when he called upon the Board to Sri resnond In they aS honest mencoulSbS Pon, T, In fact the Board were proud of both their officer* and gladly seized the opportunity of testifying to their appreciation of their services. their The turmoil of the election is over, the whole case is laid open, let the public judge "between me and thee." Ihe vicarage, l-agillt. J TOWM March 18th, 1884. JONES.
To the Editor of the "Flintshire Observer: is fV'rr^LWe comm'lnit>'much Si™ to > 4. nobody can deny, or if anyone should have the temerity to venture a contradiction, permit me to say that in years we have had within our own parish (putting aside levies from eutside) no less than fourteen does of this kind of considerable magnitude. Two establishments have each four times dipped into our pockets during the term mentioned, and now the hat is being sent around again, professedly for the complimenting of a young gentleman, who like a great many other people, has fallen in love and is now about to marry Will profession* be fulfilled? Now, if these testi- monials were the spontaneous outcome of genuine good feeling on the part of the people towards the recipients,lor if the sums collected were devoted wholly to the purposes for which tkey are subscribed, but little might be said of the matter. But when the requisition made to the public ia r?S^L +E°r\1-lV tax' ^hicuh cannot *>e evaded without 2! « 5 J?e dl,p!ea-s"re of,the Powers that be-or when largeipercentage_of the monies contributed to make preeents to certain individualE, is devoted (without consult- mg the reelings, and oftentimes in opposition to the opinions of the donors) to the benefit of donkey owners, race-horse runners (perchance entire strangers to the district, as in one memorable instance) and public tent holders, then indeed, the whole proceedings become questionable, and critical t0 ^ink there is in some quarters, much e1' than sacrihce in the business. Why should any from th» ,T°ney, *'7en f?r specified object be diverted the channel into which it was originally intended to flow, and for which in all good faith the cash was laid down T If I contribute half-a-crown towards a wedding present, I expect the whole of the money (unavoidable expences strictly relating to the business of the presentation saved and excepted) to go to that purpose, and no portion of it handed ?.TO- ^°f K'GIadiator," or "'flyingDutchman"or Welshman either. Let it not be supposed, I object to sports of any kind at proper times, and under clearly defined condi- tions-on the contrary-there lives not a man more keenly appreciative of all kinds of amusements, and out-door exercise or recreations, or who would according to his means, more willingly support them. My complaint ia two-fold, first, the frequency with which the beggars petUion is being presented to our notice, and secondly, the abstraction of a large portion of < £ n- tnbutions given to one purpose, for the furtherance of another. If sports or any other collateral object are to form part of any marriage or birthday rejoicings, it should be clearly stated when asking for funds in furtherance of the intention. Donors would then have the opportunity of stating how much of their gift is to be appropriated to one or the other of the propositions, instead of which as has before now happened, when money has been collected for a birthday prcsent, an almost self-elected com- mittee decides at the eleventh hour to have races or buffoon- ery not contemplated by the subscribers to the funds, and as I have said, often quite foreign to their tastes and desires. How far is this removed from" obtaining money under false pretences." One would naturally suppose too that the re- cipients of these public favors would be willing, (if not abso- lutely anxious), to evince their gratitude at all times, or at least whenever dire misfortune or distress befalls a sub- scriber. Alas, human nature is not yet perfect. In one particular instance, where several hundred pounds had been given, help was asked for the widow and large family, of a highly respected public servant, left almost destitute but instead of acceding to the very reasonable request, the applicant was assured of the inability of the solicited gentle- man (1) to give anything to this particular case as he had so many demands upon his charity This confirmed what is generally believed, that the individual does not contribute 6d. a year to anything outside rent, rations, and raiment. Up to now the motto seems to have been God help the rich, the poor can slave for themselves." But the gentleman to whom it is now proposed to make a presentation, I consider to be the most deserving of the many persons hitherto bene- fitted, and shall most willingly contribute my mite; he is always courteous to the poor; labors for them and with them; silently, yet sedulously, has taken a prominent part in all past festivals and never spares himself. Therefore, his differs widely from the majority of preceding cases, in which the most prominent features have been—soft soap- self-interest and humbug—and I sincerely hope the gift to him will be as valuable and pleasing as his affability and good offices most certainly deserve; and after this let us confine our benevolenceS to m.erit, and ignore fashionable favors,: and our rule of action be Paimau qui meruit ferunt "—Yours truly, I FLAMBEAU. Printed and Published by the Proprietor. DAVIES AND .CO., at their General Printing Office, High Stl -;et,- Holywell. 1',
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTES. DYSERTH, IN FLINTSHIRE (From The Cambrian Travellers Guide," published in A.D. 1813). The church in this village stands in a romantic bottom, overshaded with several large yews. There are some good paintings in the east window, and on the south window of the chancel is inscribed "Sir John Conway, 1636," and on the porch 1603. A. Reg. 45." The yard contains some singular tombstones two in particular have a semi circular stone upon their tops. Also an ancient cross, adorned with wreaths, and another with some traces of a human figure, now placed as a style. Upon the altar-tomb is a rudo cross and sword. The castle sometimes called Gerri Castle or Castelly Graig, stands on the summit of a high lime-stone rock, at the distance of half a mile from the village. It's remains are trifling, consisting of a few shattered fragments only. There is hence a fine prospect of part of the Vale r,f Clwyd. The time of the founda- tion ot the custle is unknown. It was fortified by Henry III, about 1241, and appears from Dugdale, to have been the property of the Earls of Chester; :"1' he remarks, that when that family became extinct, Dyserth and Deganwy Castles were in 13th Henry III annexed to the Crown. About 20 years afterwards they were both destroyed by Llewelyn ap Gryffydd In a field, a little to the south, is a ruinous building, called Siamderwcn (the White Hall), said to have been the house of Sir Robert Tounderling, a valiant knight, who was the Constable of the Castle. Of this illustrious hero, Leland relates the following story. Being famed for his valour, he was challenged at a tournament, by a gentleman of Wales, who in the combat struck out one of his eyes. Being afterwards in the English Court, he was requested to challenge him in return, but he wisely shewed that he had prudence as well as valour, for he declined a second combat, saying that he did not intend the Welshman to knock out his other eye. lIloel Hiraddug, a British post, is stationed upon a very steep and rocky hill to the south, with an immense agger (a fortress or trench) of loose ,stones upon the accessible part. At a place called Marion, are long deep trenches, out of which minerals have been dug. On the summit of the hill is a great bed of beautiful red spar. Cwm Church is embosomed in hills, and fronts the Vale of Clwyd. From the top of one of the hills, which surrounds the village, issues a water fall forming a beautiful cascade, which rises from a small well, in a dingle in Cwm parish, the well is called Ffynon-Asa, or St. Asaph's Well. The height of the cascade is 17 yards, con- cealed between two arches of the rock, behind which it has worn a passage. CHAS. JONES. St. Fagan's Aberdare.
♦ HAWARDEN. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Friday, at the Workhouse, Broughton. The Rev. J. Davies (chairman) presided, and there were also present-Mr. J. Roberts (vice-chairman), the Rev. Stephen Glad- stone, Messrs. W. Thom, Curwen, and J. Rigby (clerk).—The Master (Mr. J. T. Dodwell) reported that there were 61 inmates at present in the house, three having been admitted during the fortnight, g 11 and two having been discharged. Twenty children attended school, of whom four received industrial training. Ten vagrants had been relieved during the fortnight.—During the fortnight JE65 16s. 6d. had been dispensed in out-relief, its compared with X62 13s. 6d. for the corresponding period of last year, the number of recipients being 410 in the first week and 405 in the second, as compared with 366 and 361 last year.—A letter was read from the North Wales Vagrancy Committee announcing that at a meeting held on the 16th February letters were read from 15 of the unions of North Wales in favour of the adoption of the Berkshire system for the relief of vagrants in North Wales. It had therefore been decided to start the system on the 25th March, 1884. and to circulate handbills calling the attention of the public to the matter.—The Chairman How are they going to get the money r-Mr. Thom: It is bound to be met. It won't be much.—The Chair- man I think it is a very good thing. —The Clerk: We have been very lucky since the system was star ted. During the two last weeks wo had no tramps, and this week we have three.
MOSTYN. A few men from a firm of Liverpool clog-bottom makers have erected a tent opposite Messrs. Hughes and Co's., timber shed, on the Quay for the purposes of their trade. A NEW SPECULATION.—The ss Glenwilliam," of Barrow, which is the first vessel chartered by the i Mostyn Fishing Co sailed from Mostyn Quay last week with a cargo of 250 tons of coal for Iceland, there to take in a cargo of fresh cod for Grimsby to supply the London market. IosTYN PonT. -Arrivals: -Sam, from Liverpool; John Taylor (s), from Barrow; England (s), from Carthagena, iron ore Louisa (s), from Carthagena, pig lead; Charm, from Brevig, mining timber; Colvilla (s), from Carthagena, iron ore Industry, Pwllheli, lead ore. Departures:—Fanny, for Liverpool; Mary, for Liverpool, pig iron; Benabourd (s), for Newport; Glenwilliam (s), for Iceland, coal; John Taylor (s), for Belfast, coal; Sisters, for Liverpool, pig iron John and William, for Liverpool, pig iron Curlew, for Conway, coal; Louisa (s), for Swansea; Cestrian, for Swansea, blende.
Metals and Milling. THE METAL MARKET:- LEAD: 4 s. d. E s d. English pig, common 11 10 0-11 15 0 .1 L.B U 15 0- 52 0 0 "VV.B 12 0 0-12 5 0 sheet and bar 12 1" n_ —— pipe 12 17 red 15 10 D— white I ic- 10 0-10 0 0 patent shot 14 IS 0— Spanish 11 5 o- SPRLTER Silesian, ordinary brands. 14 7 6-14 12 6 specialbrands. 14 15 0- English, Swansea 15 2 6— COPPER:— Tough cake and ingot 60 0 0-61 0 0 Best selected 62 0 0-63 0 0 Sheets and sheathing. 67 0 0—69 0 0 Flat bottoms 68 10 0-72 0 0 NOTES ON THE MARKETS.—The price of lead continues extremely low, but much has been done to bring working expenses to the level of income, and consequently with regard to the future of lead mines some confidence is felt.