ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. As stated in our last, there will be this year three contests in Holywell Union, viz. :-in the parishes of Holywell, Llanasa, and New- market. The rate dated twelve months previous to the election will be the register, and it may be well that we should for the information of our readers give a few particulars. In Lumley's Poor Law Manual it is stated It is provided in sec. 19, that the Overseers in making out the Poor Rate shall, in every case, whether the rate is collected from the owner or occupier, or the owner is liable to the payment of the rate instead of the occupier, enter in the occupiers columns of the rate book the name of every occupier of every rateable hereditament, and such occupier shall be deemed to be duly rated for any qualification or franchise depending upon the payment of the poor rate; and it is provided that any occupier whose name has been omitted, shall, notwithstanding such omission, and that no claim to be rated has been made by him, be entitled to every qualifica- tion and franchise depending upon voting, in the same manner as if his name had not been so omitted." The returning officer's register is the rate book, and any omission of the names of occupiers who do not pay rates but who are nevertheless entitled to vote, is the fault of the assistant overseer, and with which the return- ing officer has nothing whatever to do. But a proviso fortunately is made, that any such person above referred to, or any person who through the neglect of the person or persona collecting the voting papers, may "before twelve o'clock on the day of election apply to the returning officer for one and deliver it to him, as has been published in the placards announcing the election. Ratepayers should be reminded that five candidates and no more can be voted for in Holywell parish two candidates for Llanasa and one only for Newmarket. If the above numbers are exceeded the voting paper will be void.
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ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL SERVICES. April 6th, 1884.-MORil-10 AT ELKVEX. Chants, Atkinson in A single, Chipp in D; Te Deum, Oakeley in F; Jubilate, Hayes in C single; Anthem, Save me 0 God," Hopkins Kyrie, Gounod in G Creed, Monotoned. 315, Hymn, 86 Nunc Dimitis, King in F; The Litany; Anthem, 11 Daughters of Zion," Mendelssohn. 6'15, Chants, Colborne in E minor; Jackson in C; Goodenough In A; Canticles, Rimbault in F single; Hymns, 96, 97, 87. In Residence-The Rev. Canon Hugh Jones Kev. W. Morton, M.A., Succentor; R. A. Atkins, Esq., Organist.
FLINT. CRICKET CLUB.—Mr. C. N. Hull, has been re- elected captain, Mr. M. Parry Jones, treasurer, and Mr. H. A. Jones, secretary, of this club. THE DJUTJI or THE DUI8 or ALBANY. The Dead March was played on the organ at both morn- ing and evening services at the Parish Church on Sunday last. At the evening service the rector preached, and made special reference in his sermon to the death of the Duke of Albany. Suitable hymna were sung. BIBLB Boonmy.-On Friday evening a meeting of the committee of the Flint branch of the British and Foreign Society was held in the Welsh Congre- gational Chapel. Tha collectors of the various districts were present and handed their accounts and the contributions they had received. A sum of JE18 was voted to the Parent Society. The question of lady collectors was raised and the matter was deferred to the next meeting. ApponvnumT.-Mr. Daniel Mitford, who for a number of years has performed the duties of book- ing clerk at Flint Station, has this week been appointed stationmaster at Tal-y-cafn, Carnarvon- shire. During the time Mr. Mitford has been at Flint, by his general courtesy and upright manner has won for himself the respect and good feeling of the general public, and found for himself a large circle of friends, who are glad to hear of his appointment, but regret at having to lose him. We heartily congratulate Mr. Mitford on his appointment. THE VOLUNTEERS.—From the London Gazette of the 28th March, we extract the foflowing:-Ist Flint and Carnarvon Rifle Volunteers Charles Napier Hall, gentleman, to be lieutenant. Mr. Hull is attached to the E (Flint) Company. On Wednesday evening the appointment was announced to the members, and Lieut. Hull was introduced to the company by Capt. Dyson, who spoke of Mr. Hull's qualities, and expressed a hope he would long continue to be an officer of the company. The announcement was received with cheers by the men. Lieutenant Hull afterwards thanked the volun- teers, and hoped he might be able to assist in retain- ing the honor of the company, and that both men and officers would long continue to work together as they do at present. OPENING OF A NEW CIUPBL AT PKWTBE. The new chapel which in a previous issue we referred to as being in course of erection, for the Calvinistio Methodists at Pentre, Flint, has now been com- pleted, and the opening services have been held during the last and the present weeks. The services commenced on Wednesday evening week, when a prayer meeting was held, and on Thursday evening services was held, at which the Revs. Michael Jones and Josiah Jones, Flint, officiated and preached ser- mons. On Friday evening the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. T. E. James, of Flint, and on Sunday services were held at which the Revds. Francis Jones, Abergele, and H. Barrow Williams, Wrex- ham, officiated. The services were continued on Monday and Tuesday evenings. On Monday, the Rev. J. Jenkins, M.A., of Rhyl, preached in English, and on Tuesday the opening services were brought to a close, the Rev. J. P. Davies, M.A., of Chester, ocouping the pulpit. The services throughout have been especially welllattended, and in spool the chapal a long fell want of the Welsh residents of the flourishing and largely increasing district of Pentre has been supplied. The chapel is situated midway between Pentre and Oakenholt, being thus admirably suited for the requirements of the district. It is neat in design but presents no very prominent architectural features,jand provides sitting accom- modation for 180 worshippers. It is neatly furnished the seats being of pitch pine, varnished. A hand- some pulpit bible has been presented to the chapel by Councillor Edward Jones, of Birkenhead, and a hymn book has been presented by Mrs Hughes, of Birkenhead. The architect of the building was Mr. Richard Jones, of Bagillt, and the oontractor Mr. Matthew S. Rogers, of Flint. THE BANKRUPTCY or MB. PBYCB Gmnwns. At the Chester Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, Mr. Pryce Griffiths, grocer, Flint, came up for public examination. The gross liabilities were given as L274, the following being among the un- secured oreditorts:-C. Burgess and Sons, wholesale grocers, Temple-court, Liverpool, £15 9s. 5d. Cobden Flour Mills Company, Wrexham, 119 3s 4d John Huntingdon and Co., merchants, Liverpool, JE13 12s.; T. Ogwen Hughes and Co., St. Thomas' buildings, Liverpool, 113 4a. 6d.; David Jones and Co., Redcross-street, Liverpool, £ 35 16s. 4d.; R. Jones, Grosvenor Mill, Bagillt, L14 8s.; David Lloyd and 00., tea merchants, Liverpool, tlO 5s.; Warrington Flour and Offal Company, 4 10 7s.; J. Thomas, 50 Harrington-street, Liverpool, t 13 91s 5d. The Official Receiver (Mr. W. Evans), said that in this matter the debtor was adjudicated bankrupt on his own application. The gross unsecured liabilities were stated to be £ 274, and the assets were estim- ated at £ 104, leaving a deficiency of £ 170. The conduct of the debtor to which he (Mr. Evans), wished to call particular attention was that he had given unreasonable credit, and was utterly reckless in carrying on business; and further, that the statement of affairs in one item was not true.—The debtor was then called, and said, in reply to Mr. Evans, that he had prepared the statement, and sworn to it before Mr. Taylor, at Chester. He had not put in an item of 111 1 Os. owing by his own father, although he had mentioned it in the first list. Besides the shop at Flint, he had another at Coedtalon. He kept it open from November until March 3rd. He filed on the 12th of March, so that the shop was closed nine days before healed. He sold the shop to the man who was in as manager. He did not call anybody in to value it. He con- ndered he had had good terms—he got the value of the goods.—The official receiver said the debtor seemed to have sold the shop nine days before the bankruptcy, and at the meeting held on Tuesday he (Mr. Evans), requested him to prepare a statement of the entire transaction in regard to that shop. He found that the debtor had received from whole- sale dealers goods to the value of A90. He received in cash 442 13s. 6d.; received in goods sent from Coedtalon to Flint, 910 16s. lid.; and sold the thing as a going concern to his assistant for Lig Iss. 5d. Of this he received t9 10s. in cash before the bankruptcy, leaving £10 odd still due. That shop showed a loss on the transaction of 916 12s. 3d., towards which there would be a gross profit of JB7 14s. 9d.—Replying to Mr. Evans, the debtor said he did not consider that upon a sale of L90 worth of goods £7 odd was a fair figure as gross profit. With reference to the t9 10s. received by him he said he had paid that out. He had paid a county court judgment in Liverpool on the 5th of March. There were other county court judgments against him, but he gave this the preference, though the others had proceeded further. -At; to the book debts, Mr. Evans said they showed what an enormous amount of credit had been given. These debts were put at £332, which it was expected would realise only £ 64. One Wm. Bithell, a labourer, receiving about 17s. or 18s. a week as wages, had had credit to the extent of 119 16s. 8d. a widow, named Jane Buck, had received credit to the extent of £10 16s.; Michael Cole, working in the Chemical Works, and receiving 24s. or 25s. a week, owedf25 Michael Flaherty, working in the same place, owed 924 Michael McGee, j8 I Bit. Thomas Hughes, collier, £9 10. James Oommins, labourer, fl I 16s; Maria Foulkes, widow, £ 15.—In the course of his replies to a number of questions, the debtor said that in most of these eases the persons going into debt were allowed to do so owing to illness and misfortune. Most of them were honest people, who alwitys trove to pay, and when they became ill he could not be so hard as to refuse credit, feeling as he did that there was every prospect of their pay- ing. He complained that at the meeting of credi- tors he (Mr. TEvans), while denouncing reckless credit, had named two establishments in Flint as not being in the habit of giving credit. Since that meeting he (the debtor) had made enquiries, and could now prove that the establishments in question did a tremendous credit trade, and had debts on their books ranging from £ 25 to S75.-The Official Receiver said that a man earning only 16s. or 17s. should pay as he went along. If large shops chose to give credit they were at liberty to do so if they had the capital to do it. But men with a limited capital should not bestow it in charity-for that was what it amounted to-to people in distress. lhey should first get permission of their creditors when they were about to become relieving officers. So far as he was concerned, the public examination was now closed.—The Judge asked how the debtor came to omit the father's debt.—The debtor said he could not account for its omission but he a mentioned it in the first list.—The Judge I sup- pose that all that has now to be done is to declare the public examination of the debtor closed, and when he applies for an order of discharge it will be for me to consider these points.—The Official Receiver Yes, sir, and then I will make a report. -The public examination was then declared closed.
AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH.—INQUEST TO-DAY. We regret.to have to announce the death of Mr. W. Williams, who for the last three years has been assistant overseer and collector of rates for the pariah of Flint. Mr. Williams was in his usual state of health on Tuesday evening, when he attended service at the new Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, at Pentre, Flint, and after the service was con- cluded, he, with some friends, was returning home, when he turned into the yard of the Menai Bridge Inn, Pentre, where he was immediately observed to stagger and fall. He was seen to fall by some per- sons who immediately ran up to him and found him to be dead. Medical attendance was immediately at hand, but was of no avail. Mr. Williams was an old and respected inhabitant of the district, and was 68 years of age. An inquest upon the body was held to-day (Thursday), before Wm. Davies, Esq., coroner for Flintshire, Mr. William Rogers being foreman of the jury. The first witness called was Grace Jones, who deposed that she was a servant at the Menai Bridge Inn, Pentre. About nine o'clock on Tuesday night she was coming out of the next door neighbour's house, when she saw the deceased fall down in the yard. He did not speak a word. She went to him and raised his head, and when she saw that it was Mr. Williams she ran for her master. She and Mr. Davies returned to the place, and as Mr. Davies was raising deceased up he died in his arms. Several people gathered to the place, and deceased was carried to his own house.—Mr. Richard Davies, farmer and proprietor of the Menai Bridge Inn, said that on Tuesday night he returned from chapel in company with the deceased. They spoke together in the yard for a few minutes, and afterwards he (witness) went into his own house. Directly afterwards the servant called him into the yard, and he there found the deceased lying on his back on the ground. He raised him into a sitting posture, and sent for some brandy, but deceased could not take it, in fact he believed he was dead when they tried to give it him. He had known deceased for about thirty years, and believed that he was about 68 years of age. The jury returned a verdict of 11 Death from natural esuseg.The funeral takes place on Friday afternoon. à
THE LATE DUKE OF ALBANY. The remains of the late Duke of Albany, which left Cannes on Tuesday, and arrived at Paris on Wednesday, were to-day transferred at Cherburg to the Royal yacht Osborne for conveyance to England. The interment of the remains of the late Duke of Albany in St. George's Chapel, Wind- sor, closes the life-record of a prince univer- sally esteemed and beloved, and the suddenness of whose death has been an added element in the national grief at his loss. It is not often the lot of one placed in the station of him who will be best remembered as Prince Leopold to have so early displayed those virtues and talents which endeared him to the people of England but he had before him the example of a father who had done all that in him lay for the public. good and in his very youth the deceased prince resolved to follow in the footsteps so worthily laid down. The consequences of the course he adopted are plain to all; his death has been followed by an outburst of griof as sincere as it was general, and, whether expressed in the gilded saloons of the aristocracy, the shops, the country-houses, and the parlours of the middle classes, or the meeting-places of those who, in the most literal sense, earn their bread by the sweat of their brow, was ex- pressed with a depth of feeling which it has fallen to the lot of but few princes to reach. In olden days, when the divinity which doth hedge a King was still intact, it was the fashion to impute to royal personages the possession of virtues of some of which, perhaps, they had scarcely as much as dreamed. In these times it is different; the Poet Laureate has well spoken of the fierce light which beats upon the throne and blackens every blot, and the fierce light beats upon those immediately surrounding the throne as well as upon the occupant her- self. It has been the happy lot of the departed Prince so to live and so to die as to be enabled to bear that light in the fullest degree. The keenest sympathy has been evoked by the death of the Duke with our beloved Queen, and also with the widowed Duchess.
HOLYWELL. TILL'S ROCK BAND.—From an announcement in another page it will be seen that this novel and exceedingly popular Band are to give an entertain- ment in the Board Schools on Monday evening next. SUNDAY CLOSING IN ENGLAND.—A petition in favour of closing public-houses on Sunday in England was signed on Sunday last by the wor- shippers at the English Congregational Church, Holywell. VOTES OF LOCAL MEMBERS. -The majority voting on Mr. Pell's motion on local taxation against the Government included-Messrs. H. C. Raikes, and E. Whitley. In the minority were-Sir R. A. Cunliffe, Lord R. Grosvenor, Messrs. M. Lloyd, G. 0. Morgan, and J. Roberts. THE SPEAKER'S DINNER.—The Right Hon. the Speaker gave his first Parliamentary full-dress dinner on Wednesday evening, when Lord Richard Grosvenor, Mr. Osborne Morgan, and Mr. Herbert Gladstone were present amongst a number of other distinguished guests. THE TRAINS AND THE OMNIBUS.—There are no alterations of importance in the railway times on the Chester and Holyhead Railway for the month of April. From the 1st inst. an omnibus will leave the King's Head Hotel, daily; Holywell, at 7.15 a.m. to meet the 7.42 train for Chester. A NEW SONG has been issued by Mr. Frederick J. Crowest, dedicated to Signor Foli, under the title "Our oars we ply when seas run high." The song is for baas voices, and the music is dashing and spirited, becoming the character of the Buccaneer "self crown'd the ocean ranger." ELECTION OF GUARDIANS.—The three parishes in which contested elections of guardians take place this year are, Holywell. Llanasa and Newmarket. The voting papers will in each parish be delivered on Monday next, collected on Tuesday, and the result of the voting will be ascertained on Wed- nesday. HOLYWELL VOCALISTS IN LIVERPOOL.—A grand concert was given in the Welsh Calvinistic Metho- dist Chapel, Crosshall-street, Liverpool, on Wed- nesday evening last, in which the principal parts were taken by Miss Jennie Owen and Mr. P. Harding Roberts, Holywell, whose high musical abilities were recognised by the hearty plaudits of the large audience. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The review of the international lessons which have been studied in the above church during the past quarter took place on Sunday last. The Rev. 0. Thomas, M.A., the pastor, conducted the examination, and the answers given were very satisfactory. A num- ber of suitable hymns were sung by the children. TIE LocAL BOARD ELECTION. A contested election for the five seats on the Local Board vacant through the retirement of Messrs. E. J. Davies, J. Carman, John Jones, and D. Williams (High-street), has been avoided, no other candidate than the five retiring members having been put in nomination, and they have therefore been declared re-elected. THE DEATH OF THE DUKE OF ALBANY.—Touching reference was made to the sudden and lamentable death of the Duke of Albany, by the Vicar of Holy- well, in his sermon at the Parish Church, on Sunday morning last, and at the close of the service the Dead March was played upon the organ. The Rev. E. Mayhew Jones, preaching at the English service in the evening also referred to the melancholy occurrence. In most of the other places of worship in the town reference was made to the bereavement which had so suddenly befallen the Royal Family. UNITED PRAYER MEETINGS.—During the present week united prayer meetings for the members of the various Nonconformist chapels in the town have been held, on Monday evening at Chapel-stree Chapel on Tuesday evening at the Baptist Chapel, and on Wednesday at Rehoboth Chapel. The meetings have been well attended, and have been held preparatory to the usual Good Friday and Easter preaching meetings, and to the visit of the Rev. Richard Owen, the Evangelist, to the town on Easter Tuesday. HOLYWELL AND GREENFIELD LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. —The following communication has been received by Mr. P. Harding Roberts, the secretary of the above Association, in reply to the letter sent by him to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, for- warding copies of the resolutions passed by the Association:— 10, Downing-street, Whitehall, March 29th, 1884. SIR,-I am directed by Mr. Gladstone to inform you that he has received the communication which you have done him the honour to send him, and to convey to you his thanks for the expression of approval and confidence in Her Majesty's Government which it contains. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, G. W. SPENCER LYTTLETON. TEACHER'S EASTER CONFERENCE.—The annual conference of the National Union of Elementary Teachers is fixed to be held this year at Leicester, on Easter week. The following have been elected representatives by Associations in this district Mr. L. Woodcock (Connah's Quay), for Bangor and Bethesda and Snowdon District Associations. Mr. J. Davies (Corwen), for Cardigan and District, Mold District, and Vale of Clwyd Associations. Messrs. Silk (Saltney), Taylor (Flint), Tinkler (Chester), Wilkinson (Chester), Woodcock (Connah's Quay), and Wright (Chester), for Chester District. Three Welsh teachers, namely, Messrs. J. Haughton, J.:Davies, and T. Taylor are nominated for mem- bership on the executive. ENSILAGE EXPERIMENTS. Lord Tollemache, of Helmingham, has for some time past been making a number of interesting experiments at Peckforton, with a view to demonstrating the utility and practicability of ensilage. The results have been invariably favourable to the system, but last Wed- nesday a most remarkable result was discovered. Of four silos constructed at Peckforton, one was filled with grass dripping wet in June last, and it was predicted by some that when the silo was opened nothing but rotten stuff would be found in it. After a lapse of nine months the silo into which this wet grass had been thrown, was opened on Wednesday, and, singular to relate, was fdtond to "Contain excellent ensilage in splendid condition. Lord excellent ensilage in splendid condition. Lord Tollemache is about to construct two silos on each of ten farms 08 his estate. THE LORD LIEUTENANCY OF MERIONETHSHIRE.— A London correspondent writes.—"The lieutenancy of Merioneth still remains vacant, the only names which rumour connects with it being those of Mr. Samuel Holland and Mr. Henry Robertson. Mr. Holland is well stricken in years, being, I believe, over eighty years of age, and moreover has no large stake in the county at present. On the other hand he has rendered good service to the Liberals in Merionethshire, and if appointments, like kissing are to go "by favor" he has undoubtedly very strong claims. So far as I can learn Mr. Robertson does not covet the position, and in all probability were it offered him he would decline it. In Conservative circles it is hoped that the Government will rise to a higher level, and sweeping aside party consider- ations perform a very graceful act by offering the position to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who is a large landowner in Merionethshire, and is, in Conservative opinion, the very man for the place. FAILURE OF CO-OPERATIVE STORBs.-On Mon- day last in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, before Mr. Justice Chitty, three petitions by creditors were presented for the winding-up of The Civil Service and General Stores (Limited), 221, Oxford-street, London. The busi- ness done by the stores was stated to be Y,3000 per week gross receipts. Mr. Speed appeared for Mr. Kenward, the first petitioner, and asked that the matter might stand over, with a view to meetings being held for passing resolutions for a voluntary winding-up. He stated that he appeared for un- secured creditors representing at least L16,000 out of £ 20,000 unsecured liabilities and a total liability of L-50,000, who were in favour of the business of the company being conducted under a voluntary winding-up. He also asked that the provisional liquidator recently appointed by his Lordship under an ex-parte application by Mr. Kenward supported by the company might be continued. If his Lord- ship declined to allow the matter to stand over, he asked that an order might be made on Mr. Kenward's petition. Mr. E. Walker, for a secured creditor for Y,5,000, supported Mr. Kenward's application as also did Mr. Buckley, on behalf of the company. Mr. Romer, Q.C., and Mr. F. B. Palmer, for the second petitioner, Mr. Stopley, a creditor for X127 pressed for an immediate order for a compulsory winding-up. Mr. Latham, for the third petitioner, a creditor for JE82 supported at the bar the second petitioner's application. Mr. Ince, Q.C., and Mr. Arthur Powell, for Mr. Hordem, the late manager of the company and a creditor for £1,500 supported an order for a com- pulsory winding-up.—Mr. Justice Chitty said that it was admitted by all the parties that this company was insolvent, not only commercially but also in the sense of not having assets sufficient to meet liabilities, and that the company must be wound up. It was further admitted by Mr. Kenward that the total debts were some £ 50,000. It was, therefore, plain that the creditors who supported him in wishing the matter to stand over for the passing of a resolution for a voluntary winding-up represented but a minority of the debts. The petitioners, being creditors, were entitled ex debito justitia; to a winding up order, and there was in circumstances like the present no instance of a winding-up petition being allowed to stand over. In his lordship's view, under the particular circumstances of the case, the present case was one of those where the presenta- tion of a second petition was justifiable. The order would therefore, be made on all three petitions for the compulsory winding-up of the company, and the conduct of the order would be given to the second petitioner, Mr. Stapley. But it might be added that the order now made would in no way prejudice the subsequent appointment of the official liquidator. In the meanwhile, the provisional liquidator already appointed would continue in that capacity. FUNERAL OF AN OLD NATIVE OF HOLYWELL.—The grave on Monday last closed on the remains of an old inhabitant of Holywell-one who knew Holy- well in the good old days of long years ago. We refer to the death of Mrs. Winstanley, which took place at the residence of her son, Mr. R. W. Hughes, Upper Downing, on Thursday last, when she had attained the ripe age of 83 years. Her remains were interred at Pantasaph, where she was the first to receive the Franciscan Capuchin Fathers under whose auspices Pantaaaph has grown to its present dimensions, being one of the largest monastic and orphan institutions in England, and her son was one of the first who served at Mass in this now famous Church of St. Dewi's. The funeral eortege was a very large one, and besides the immediate relatives, including Mr. R. W. Hughes, Mr. J. W. Hughes, Mr. R. Hughes, and Mr. W. Wood, there were present—Rev. Griffith Jones, vicar of Mostyn; Mr. Enoch Lewis, Mostyn; Mr. Champ, Pant- asaph Mr. Davies, Penfforddbedw; Mr. Kavanagh, Pantasaph; Mr. Garner, Holywelli Mr. Thomas Hughes, Greenfield; Mr. James Hughes, Holy- well Mr. John Hughes, Holywell Mr. David Jones, and Mr. J. D. Jones, Whitford-street; Mr. Robert Dodd Mr. Edmund Hughes, Antelope Hotel; Mr. J. E. Woolcocl, Bell and Antelope Hotel; Mr. J. V. Hughes, Holywell; Mr. Sootcher, Holywell; Mr. John David Jones, Dolphin Inn; Mr. John Jones, Waen; Mr. Jones, Saithffynon; Mr. Edw. Bagshaw, Tre Eden Owen; Mr. Wm. Bakewell, Downing; Mr. Wm. Stephenson, Whit- ford Mr. Foulkes, Cae Coch Mr. Thos. Bychton Hall Mr. J. W. Jones, Ty Coch; Mr! Richard Davies, Mostyn Mr. James Thomson Lletty Hotel Mr. Valentine Williams, Rhewl' Mr. Jas. Arthur Williams, Rhewl; Mr. Williams, Tre Mostyn; Mr. Edw. Hughes, Isglan Mr. Edw. Jones, Greenfield; Mr. Joseph Jones, Town Surveyor, Holywell; Mr. Wm. Parry, Glyn Fardd; Mr. Austin Langdon, Holywell; Mr. John Atkins, Bychton; Mr. Jones, Druid; Mr. Emrys Evans, Holywell Mr. Thomas Evans, Brynybaw Mr. Thomas Williams, Rhewl; Mr. Williams, Penrhewl; Mr. M. Cuddy, Holywell; Mr. James Hughes, Holywell; Mr. Jones, Britannia House Mr. William Williams, Holywell; Mr. John Jones, joiner; Mr. Kingsbury, Downing; Mr. Williams, Downing Mr. W. Roberts, Downing Mr. Thos. Kyffin, Mr. Thomas Amos, Mr. V. Hughes; Mr. Enoch Adams, Mr. E. Williams, Whitford; Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. Samuel Williams, Mr. Peter Thomas, Mr. James Kingsbury, Mr. Hugh Cooper, &c., &c. Before reaching Pantasaph the mournful procession was met by the boarders from Pantasaph, and the orphans from St. Clare's Orphanage. The service in the church and at the grave was performed by the Rev. Father Bernard, Guardian at Pantasa, the Rev. Father John (vicar) directing the proceedings. The coffin, which was of polished oak with massive brass furniture, was covered with beautiful wreaths, forwarded by relatives and friends of the deceased, and included one from the children of St. Clare's Orphanage. On Sunday last, an appropriate funeral sermon was preached, in memory of the deceased, at Pantasaph Church, by the Rev. Father Bernard, from the words "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." MONTHLY SESSIONS: TUESDAY.—Before R. Sankey, Esq. (chairman), Rev. T. Z. Davies, and John Henry, Esq.—Peter Browne, Esq., Chief Constable of Flintshire, was also present. DRUNKENNESS IN WHITFORD-STREET. Thomas Jones, of Penyball, was summoned by Sergeant Matthews for being drunk and disorderly in Whitford-street on the 7th ult. The defendant who had been repeatedly fined, pleaded guilty, and was fined 23s. including costs, or in default a fortnight's imprisonment. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. The following gentlemen were appointed oversoors of the poor for the parish of Holywell for the ensuing year—Messrs. Robt. Lloyd, Albert House Rushford Baldwin, Greenhill; Thos. Thomas, Whitford-street; and Joseph Peters, Panton-place. For the parish of Whitford—Messrs. E. Williams, Holway Farm Joseph Oliver, Rhydwen; Thomas Jones, Golch Farm and J. Webster Jones, Tycooh. DRUNKENNESS. John Parry, of Sarn, Newmarket, was summoned by Acting-sergeant Jones for being drunk and riotous at Mostyn on the 1st of March. He admitted the offence and was fined 10s. with 9c. costs.—Daniel Jones was also summoned for being drunk and riotous at the top of Rhewl on the 7th alt. The defendant who in his drink had threatened to paste an old man who lived in the neigh- bourhood, was fined 10s. and costs.—William Foulkes was summoned by Police-constable Thomas Jones for being drunk and riotous on ^ke Bagillt-roafl, on the 17th ult. He admitted the charge, and was fined 10s. and oonts.-W. Davies was cited for being drank and riotous near Uo Mostyn Arms, Bagillt, on the 24th ult. Police- constable Knight proved the case, and defendAfefjT was fined 10s and costs.—John Williams (who brought up on warrant), was charged by constable Jones with being drunk and disorderly'i»t Greenfield on the 15thof May, 1883. The officer 84Id that the defandant and two other men were creating a great disturbance on Station-road, they refused to leave the road, defied him, and remained on the road until after twelve o'clock. One of the men said "let us give him a good thrashing," and he had to keep out of the way for a little time. The defendant was fined 10s., with 13s. 8d. costa. A NEW TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT. Stephen Price and William Jones, of Mostyn, were summoned for assaulting Robert Butler, of Greenfield. The complainant's father said that he was willing that the case should be withdrawn on the agreement that they paid the costs, and signed teetotal."—A magistrate: It will be a very good thing if they will sign the pledge, but we can not bind them to do it.-In reply to Mr. Supt. Hughes, Butler said that when he took his son to the police station he was bleeding, and he com- plained that he had been abused very much.-The justices consented to the withdrawal of the caae.- The defendants were further charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 4th ult., as they were returning from the last sessions at Holywell. Police-constable Thomas Jones proved that the defendants were drunk and very disorderly, and that there were great complaints as to their conduct all the way from Holywell to Greenfield. He was also called afterwards to turn them out of a public- house at Greeufield.-The defendants were each fined 20s. and costs. AN UNDUTIFUL AND LAW-BREAKING BON. Mr. E. J. Davies, clerk to the guardians applied for a warrant of distress against William Davies, of Dafarn Dywyll, Halkyn, for neglecting to comply with an order to contribute the sum of 2s. weekly towards the maintenance of his mother. The order was made against the defendant on the 4th of March since which time he had not paid any money under the order.—A distress was issued, afed failing there being no goods to bvy upon, the defendant (who did not appear) to be committed to prison for a month with hard labour. THOMAS BOND'S TRIBULATIONS. Two summonses were called against Thos. Boqd, of Greenfield, charging him with drankenneftf. Since they had been issued Bond had been committal to prison for assanlting a female, and since release from custody he had been reminded of the charges but he said that he would not appear. The justices ordered the summonses to be re-issued against him. A REPREHENSIBLE PRACTICE. Isaac Davies, an elderly man, was charged with leaving three Scotch-stones on the Bryntirion-hill between Bagillt and Halkyn. P.C. Knight proved the case, which the defendant admitted, pleading that the horse was heavily laden and young and that it took him all his time to attend to the horse. He was fined 2s. 6d. with 8s. costs.—A similar fine was also imposed upon Josiah Nuttall, of Green- field, for leaving Scotch-stones on Bryntirion hill. A WANDERER'S RBTUBN. Stephen Barlow, tailor, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly. Sergt. Matthews, deposed that on Saturday night last about half-past eleven o'clock, he found the defend- ant drunk and very disorderly in High-street, and he had to lock him up. He understood that the defendant was a native of Holywell, but he had been away for some years. He was also a member of the Flintshire Militia, and he had obtained a very good character from the Colour-sergeant of the regiment.—The defendant was fined be. with 7s. lOd. costs, but as the money was not forth- coming, he would be committed to prison for 14 days with hard labor. A HOLYWELL RUFFIAN. Joseph Edwards, of Penyball. was charged with committing an assault upon Police-constable Thos. Jones. The officer said that on the previous evening he went in company of Sergt. Matthews to apprehend the prisoner on warrant. They found him drinking at the Feathers' Inn, and asked hina;to come along with them quietly. He replied, I I an inch will I shift," and commenced kicking. He kicked him (the witness) and Sergt. Matthews in the passage of the public-house, and in the street he again kicked him severely. He lay down in the street, and was only taken to the Police Station with the further assistance of Police-constable Knight and of the prisoner's father. Sergeant Matthews deposed that there were two commitments against the prisoner, one for assault and one for drunken- ness. Every facility was given him to pay the fines, but in consequence of his violent conduct for the past week, the commitments were put in forcr. —The prisoner was committed to prison for a month with hard labor. A LIVERPOOL AUCTIONEER AND HIS WIFIN.-poXOM INFELICITY. Mrs. Margaret Mary Tennant, summoned her husband John Tennant, a Liverpool auctioneer, who has resided at the Rock Tavern, near Holywell for a short time, for assaulting her, and she also prayed the court to decree a judicial separation between them, and to make an order for her maintenance. The complainant, a young woman, said on the 17th of February last, at about 12 o'clock at night, he began to beat her child, which was now only eleven months old. The child was screaming, and she went to defend it, and he struck her in the chest. He only struck her once on that occasion, but he had struck her many times before.—The Chairman: Was he drunk or sober at the time ?—Complainant: He had had drink, but he was not drunk. She then ran down to the room occupied by her father and her sister, and the defendant followed her, and said if he could get her out of the room he would cut her throat. Three days before that he had kicked her about the room.—The Chairman: What time of the day was that ?—Complainant: It was in the night. He never begins until night, when he thinks that everyone else is asleep. I am afraid to live with him. I have tried my best to keep quiet but it is of no use. He is after every girl he can get," and he goes on disgracing himself and me.— Defendant denied having assaulted his wife on the 17th February, but he did tell her that he had kept her father for nine weeks and that he would do so no longer, and then she took her sulks. Elizabeth Mary Williams, 11 years of age, com- plainant's sister, said on the night stated com- plainant ran trembling into her father's room. Defendant followed her, kicked the door, and said he wanted his wife to go out that he may cut her throat and also the child's. The nape of her sister's neck was quite red where the defendant had been taking hold of her. She had not seen the defendant abuse her sister before that day.—Defendant made a rambling statement as to domestic matters, and the manner in which he became tenant of the Rock Tavern. Owing to some difficulties he went to Liverpool to consult his father, and he then parted with his wife friendly enough. When he returned he was told that a summons had been taken out against him. He then saw his wife, and after his furniture was removed he left her money to follow him, but he had not seen her until that day. He had now a home for her to go to if she would go with him.—The Chairman said the defendant would be fined 20s. and 13s. oosts for the assanlt, and the magistrate decreed a judicial separation between them, the wife to have the charge of the child, and the defendant to pay her 6s. a week.—The defendant, not being able to pay the fine and oosts was detained, but subsequently the money was obtained by the aid of a friend in court, and by defendant pledging his watch and guard. A CAM FOB THE OOUBT OF QUEEN'S BENCH. An affiliation case occupied the attention of the court for some time, the applicant (for whom Mr. R. J. Williams appeared) being a young woman named Keziah Roberts, and the defendant John Edwards was represented by Mr. William Davies. —The Bench made an order for 2s. weekly for 13 years, but granted Mr. Davies leave to state a case upon a question raised by him during the hearing, as to whether the applicant could claim privilege and decline to answer a question as to advice she obtained when consulting her solicitor on the matter; and further upon the point whether in this case the evidence of the applicant was cor- roborated in any material particular. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Mary Newall, Mariner's Terrace, Bagillt, was summoned for neglecting to send her child Frederick to (school. Mr. Eliseus Jones, school attendance officer proved the case, and said the defendant was fined at the last court. The boy was between thirteen and fourteen years of age, had passed the third standard, and had not been sent to school for the past five mqntba.-Mr. Wm. Davies defended, and raised a technical objection to' the form of the summons, on the ground that it was taken out under the School Board by-laws, 'and not under the more recent act requiring the attendance of children under certain conditions at school up to the age of 14 years. He further took objection that a duly attested cer- tificate was not produced showing the standard in which the child last passed.—The objections were upheld and the case dismissed, with costs.—Other cases in which certificates were not produced were also dismissed. II UBJtØG" COLCPAJTRONB. Thomas Barnabas, of Mount Pleasant, was sum- moned for assaulting John Thomas, of Old Quay, the parties, it appeared, returning home on the 15th ult., under the influence of liquor. Thomas alleged that the defendant after knocking off his hat repeatedly, tripped him Up, and then kicked him on the ground, injuring his nose, but for the defence it was stated that complainant fell into the gutter because he was drunk.—The case was of a most trivial nature, and the magistrates ordered defend- ant simply to pay 5s. 6d. costs. AN OLD ACCOUNT. William Evans was brought up on warrant charged with being drunk and disorderly near the Tabernacle Chapel, Bagillt, on the 6th November, 1881. A summons was then served upon him, but he absconded, and he had only recently returned to the neighbourhood. The offence was not denied, and defendant was fined 10s. with 13.. costs. GAXB TRESPASS. John Williams was summoned by Samuel Waldron for trespassing in pursuit of game on the Mostyn Estates. The defendant did not appear, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
BAGULLT. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING. The quarterly Baptist Sunday School meetings were held on Sunday afternoon and evening last, under the presidency of Mr. Lewis Jones. Chapters of Scripture, &c., were ably recited by the scholars, and during the day, excellent papers were read on the Sunday school," by Messrs. Robert Jones and Charles Evans. The work of the scholars, on the whole, was very good, and reflected great credit on their teachers.
+ t, MOSTYN. QUICK VOYAGE. —The 88 "Marquis Scichina (Captain Ashby,) which loft Carthagena on the 20th ult., arrived at Mostyn deeps on Thursday last, having accomplished the journey in six days ten hours (including six hours stoppage at Gibraltar.) We may say that the average time taken by steamers on this route comes to fully eight days. ExcumioN.-The pleasant excursions made during the summer season between Mostyn and Liverpool by the steamer Swiftsure have always been well patronised. The first trip of the present season takes place on Saturday next, when the steamer will leave Mostyn at eight o'clock in the morning, returning from Liverpool at half-past three in the afternoon. THE ss Marquis Scichina," of North Shields (Captain Ashby), which came into Mostyn on Saturday last is the largest vessel that has yet come up to the quay, having a cargo, of 2,200 tons of Iron Ore. We may say that she had good dispatch being discharged by the stevedores at Mostyn Quay, under the superintendence of Mr. Peter Roberts, in less than three days. THE FORTHCOMING TEMPERANCE Misg=G.-The following entries have been received for the com- petitions to take place at the Temperance Meeting at Rhewl Mostyn on the 14th inst.:—Cymro— Llwyrymwrthodwr Ab Iorwerth Blaguryn- loan—Esilian—Ab Iorwerth-Dirweatfardd-Kate —Timotheus— Ymgeisydd- Lizzie—Anita— Ellen -Jonathan Mostyn Ysgrifenydd Arnold Elizabeth—Gwenllian—Rath—J udith. MA=Tm.-ArrivaU: Marquis Secluna (ss), from Carthagena, iron ore Florence Louisa, from Fowey, iron ore John and William, from Liver- pool Jane Roper, from Treport, flint stone; Oomo, from Norway, timber; Norden, from Norway, timber; Asta, from Norway, timber; Dido, from Norway, timber; Gjendin, from Norway, timber; Aston (ss), from Belfast, iron ore Vestalinda, from Norway, timber; Florence Muspratt, from St. Valery, flint stone. Sailings:—Ardclinis (ss), Belfast, coal; Calvilla (ss), for Cardiff; Aston (ss), for Belfast, coal; John Taylor (ss), for Bally- shannon, coal; Evening Star, for Liverpool, pig iron; Mary, for Liverpool, pig iron Industry, for Pwllheli, coal. ENGLISH CONGREGATIOKAL CHAPEL.—On Monday evening last a very successful pleasant evening entertainment was given in the above chapel in aid of the Sundayschool fund under the presidency of the pastor. There was a good attendance and one could easily learn from the attentive audience which occasionally gave vent to its feelings in vociferous cheers, that the evening was most enjoyable. The friends who took their various parts in the proceed- ings acquitted themselves admirably, which reflects great credit upon the young people connected with the English Chapel and those who willingly gave time and labour to instruct them. The skilful accompanist s were Mrs. E. Robinson (Liverpool), Miss Lancaster, Miss M. A. Hodge, Messrs. Hugh and Oliver Jones. The usual votes of thanks brought the evening to a close. The programme was the fol'>wing:—Selection, I will sing of my Redeemer,' Ohoir; chorus, Forgive and forget. Choir dialogue, Trials of a patient woman,' Mr. and Mrs. M -ek and party song, 'The children's desire,' Mi,, i Violet Blythe quartett, 'Come where u my love lie dreaming,' Mr. Hugh Jones and party; chorus, I B; othors, will the anchor hold ?' Choir; song, Love at home,' Mr. Isaac Jones; selection, Down in the valley,' Choir serenade, Beautiful Dreamer,' Mr. Jacob Roberts; dialogue, I Having the last word,' Mrs. Slithervick and party; song, Beautiful Star,' Mr. Oliver Jones and party; selection, Are you coming home to-night,' Choir; song, The boat that first brought me over,' Mr. Louis Dickin, Liverpool anthem, Sing ye Jehovah's praises,' Choir 'Doxology.'
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTES. fFrom the Cambrian Guide, A.D., 1813.) BASINGWERK ABBEY, MAKSGLAS, OB GBKKNTIELO MONASTERY, lies E. of Holywell, in Flintshire. The artitecture of this monastic building is no way remarkable either for it's elegance or good execu- tion It is situated upon a gentle eminence above a valley, watered by the copious springs which issue from St. Winefred's Well, and on the border* of a great marsh, which extends towards the coast of Cheshire. It's mouldering walls of stone of -a reddish colour, are shaded by some fine trees. The fragments which remain are scarcely sufficient to indicate what this Abbey has formerly been. The church which lay on the E. side is totally destroyed. The refectory is tolerably entire, and'has on one side a large recess, with two round arches. The cells for the lodgings of the Monks, with a small window to each, were above. The chapel of Knights Templars, founded here by Henry II., it spacious and elegant. The Abbey itself was inhabited about the year 1720, but afterwards pulled down, by order of Lady Mostyn, to build a house near the ruins. The situation is delightful, commanding an extensive prospect of the River Dee, Chester, Parkgate, and the Lancastrian hills. The architecture of the round arches and short massy columns are Saxon, and the narrow pointed windows gothic. This Abbey is supposed by Tanner to have been founded 1131, by Ranulph, Earl of Chester, and made an Abbey of Cistertian Monks, by Henry II., in 1159. In the 26th of Henry VIII., it's lands and possessions produced a yearly revenue of JE157 15s. 2d. It was granted by that monarch to Henry ap Harry. An anoient brick barn which stands near the rains is conjectured to have been the grainery belonging the Monastery. A grave stone found among the ruins, records the interment here of George Petre, son to Wm. Lord Petre, baron, of Ingratestone, in Essex. He died at Wexford, in 1647, aged 34. He was probably brought to this place on account of it's supposod sanctity. At a short distance from the ruins is an oak of great age, called the Abbot's oak, which measures 15ft. 2in. in circumference (dear old tree, it has passed away; I remember it well, it was covered with the initials of visitors.) Not far from this place, on the edge of Watts's dyke, stood formerly a strong fort, called Basingwerk Castle, built as Lord Littleton supposes, by one of the Earls of Chester. It was rebuilt by Henry II., after hit escape from Euloe, having been demolished in a former reign. In 1165. Owen Gwynedd, after many unsuccessful attempts, took it by storm, and then levelled it to the ground. (Owen Gwynedd was the lIOn of Gruffydd ab Cynan, one of the most distin* guished of the Princes of Wales. Owen died in the year 1169.) A short account of the first Disestablisher of the Church :-JuIianus, generally spoken of as Julian the Apostate, was born A.D. 332. He was privately reared with his brother, Gallas, in Christian principles, but is said to have secretly cherished Paganism. He became undisputed Roman Emperor, A.D., 361. Julian then avowed his hostility to Christianity; disestablished the Church, and used all the power of the empire to yropagate;Paganism (Beeton's Classical Dictionary). In the wars against the Persians, receiving a deadly wound, he threw a handful of his blood into the air, and cried, Vicisti Galilaoe (Thou hast conquered a Galilean), for so he termed Christ. CHAB. JOKES St. Fagan's, Aberdare.
Marriages. 25th ult., at St. Luke's, Torquay, Francis Henry Neville, Fellow of Sidney College, Cambridge, to Lilian Eunice, second daughter of Edward Bouverie Luxmore, Esq., of Bryn-Af=aph, St. Aaph. 26th ult., at Holy Trinif r Church, Riijl, by the Rev. T. Ri -'nrrl"tm. M.A., Vicar, assisted by the Rev. Griflith vicar of Mostyn, Wiuiain, eldest son of R. ltoi> its. Esq., Glan-y-don House, Mostyn, to Sarah EUen, youngest daughter of the Rev. J. Jones, 17, Aquarium-street, Rhyl. 27th ult., at St. George's Church, Everton, by the Rev. T. Parker, James, eldest son of James Veitch, of Glasgow, to Sarah Ellen, only daughter of Edward Parry, builder, Liverpool. 2nd inst., at the Parish Church, Halkyn, by the Rev. Walter Evans, rector, Thomas Parry, Halkyn, to Margaret, daughter of the late John Jones, Coedyora, Halkyn, near Holywell. Deaths. 22nd ult., at Northop, John William, only son of Sergt. Denson, aged 5 years. Buried at Rhyl on the 26th. 24th ult., Zaccheus, the infant son of Mr. J. Butler, Mount Pleasant, Greenfield, aged 3 weeks. 26th ult., Emma, the infant daughter of Mr. Walter Davies, Battery-row, Greenfield, aged 28th ult., Grace, widow of the late Mr. Samuel Jones, engineer, Bryn Celyn, Greenfield, aged 79 years. _T „ 30th ult., at Groesffordd, Whitford, Near oiy- well, Mr. Daniel Rogers, aged 80 years, formerly gardener at Plas Llanerchymor.. 30th ult., at 46, Rupert-lane, Everton, after a long illness, John, son of the late John Morgan, Castle-place, Abergele. tth ws Huxley's-court 18t inst., Mr. James e Holywell, aged 66 years.
THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS WILL MEET Friday, April 4th Pwllgwyn. AT lU.tiU. Monday, 7th Pontyraled. at 11. To finish the season.