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HOLYWELL. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. The result of the voting for five guardians of the poor for Holywell parish was ascertained to-day (Wednesday). Four of the retiring guardians have been re-elected, the new guardian elected being Mr. Isaac Hughes, of Bedol. The following is the return, the first five being elected C, Mr. Owen Jones, Holywell 675 Mr. J. Kerfoot Evans, Holywell 625 Mr. Samuel Davies, Bagillt 606 Mr. Joseph Garner, Holywell. 591 Mr. Isaac Hnghes, Bagillt 581 Rev. J. E. Jones, Bagillt 519 Mr. R. Baldwin, Greenfield. 372 Rev. D. Jones, Brynford 358 The result of the voting for Guardians in Llanasa and Newmarket parishes had not been ascertained on our going to press. THE ST. ASAPH DIOCESAN CONFERENCE.—The Dean of Peterborough will preach the sermon at the St. Asaph Diocesan Conference on the 22nd of October. MONTHLY FAIR.—The monthly pig fair was held on Friday last, when there was a large attendance of buyers and sellers. Young pigs fetched good prices, but stores and bacon pigs were cheap. PASSION WEEK.-During the present week daily service is being held in the Parish Church. On Good Friday there will be English service in the church in the morning, and Welsh service in the evening. THE NORTH WALES CIRCUITS.—Mr. Justice A. L. Smith has fixed the following dates for the Spring Assizes on the North Wales circuits, viz., Carnarvon, Tuesday, April 22nd; Chester, Friday, April 25th. Prisoners only will be tried. THE NEW ORGANIST.—Mr. W. G. Eveleigh, Licentiate of Music, Trinity College, London, com- menced his duties as organist of Holywell Parish Church, on Wednesday week, and presided at the organ at the first full services on Sunday last. BALL.—A ball will be held in the Assembly-hall on Easter Monday evening, the proceeds of which will be given to the purchasing of a cornet for presentation to Bandmaster Edward Jones. The music will be supplied by the Battalion Band of the Flintshire and Carnarvonshire Rifle Volunteers. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS.—Contested elections of Guardians take place this week in the parishes of Holywell, Llanasa and Newmarket. The voting papers were delivered in the several parishes on Monday last, and were collected on the following day, and the result of the election will be ascertained to-day (Wednesday). PETITIONS.—On Wednesday, petitions were pre- sented to the House of Commons in favor of the Sunday Closing Bill by Lord Richard Grosvenor for Hanmer and Buckley and by Mr. Osborne Morgan from Trefnant. By Mr. John Roberts from a public meeting at Holywell in favor of the Disestablishment of the Church in Wales. EXCURSION.—On Saturday last an excursion was run along the Chester and Holyhead Railway from Rhyl and the intervening stations, to enable the excursionists to visit the New Royalty Theatre, where the play of the "Princess Ida" is being performed. A large number joined the excursion from Holywell, Bagillt, and Flint. PRAYER MEETINGS—On Monday last an united prayer meeting of the members of the Noncon- formist chapels was held in Pend'ref Chapel, and on Wednesday evening at the English Congrega- tional Chapel. On Tuesday evening a sermon was preached in Chapel-street Chapel by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Rees, of Swansea. DEATH OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR.—One of the oldest and most respected citizens of Chester passed away on Monday, in the person of Mr. John Jones, accountant, of Westminster Buildings. Mr. Jones, who had been ill only a week, and was in his 75th year, had held the position of auditor for the county of Flint for many years, and he was also for several years auditor of the Holywell Savings Bank. THE HOLYWELL CYCLE CLUM.-The first run of the present season by the members of this club will take place on Good Friday. The members are expected to turn out in their new uniform when a start will be made from head-quarters at 9 a.m., prompt for Llanddulas. It has been decided to present each member with a pair of bicycle gauntlets, before starting on their journey. THE "TILL FAMILY."—On Monday evening the members of the "Till Family," more commonly known as the Rock Band gave an entertainment in the Halkyn-street Board Schools and their per- formance was thoroughly enjoyed by the company assembled, those who failed to be present having missed a treat but seldom to be obtained. That such clear, soft, rich music could be obtained from rough pieces of rock was most marvellous, and the dexterity with which the hammers were played upon the stones evoking such charming music was surprising. The songs and duetts were given with 11 z!1 considerable taste, and the entertainment as a whole was one of surpassing excellence. FREE CONCERT.—A free concert was held on Tuesday evening last, at the Rehoboth Schoolroom, in connection with the Band of Hope held at the same place. This being the last of the present series, it drew a large attendance. The Rev. Evan Lloyd presided, and the following programme,) was gone through:—Chorus, "Down in the valley," the Children; song, "Please give me a penny," Miss Maggie Booley; competition in reading- winners—1, Miss Sarah Pritchar 1; 2, Miss M. E. Evans; chorus, "Have you been to Jesus," the Children song, "Ehren on the Rhine," Miss Annie Foulkes song, "1. shall meet you ah the fountain," Mr. J. F. Jones song", Vacant, chair," Miss Eva Blaokwell; song, Better Janrl," Miss Annie Foulkes song, Won't you buy my pretty flowers," Miss Oliver, and the meeting terminated with the doxology. The children's choir were under the leadership of Mr. J. F. Jones. The accompanists were Mies Oldfield, and Mr. John Morgan, NORTH WALES COLLEGE.—A meeting of the Charter and Statute Committee of the North Wales College was held at the Queen Hotel, Chester, on Monday, when there were present—Mr. Humphrey Owen, M.A., in the chair Earl of Powis, Mr. W. Williams, M.A., Mr. R. A. Jones, B.A., Mr. E. J. Griffiths, B.A., LL.B., and Mr. W. Cadwaladr Davies (secretary). The proceedings were private and were of a formal nature. DISTRICT MEETING OF DRUIDS.—The quarterly meeting of the Holywell District Order of Druids was held at the Tower of Cambria lodge-room, Cross Keys Inn, Holywell, on Saturday, Mr. Wm. Jones (D.G.M.), of the Marquis of Westminster" Lodge, Bagillt, presiding and the vice-chair was occupied by Mr. Jno. Roberts, Peryddon (D.D.G.M.). District treasurer Mr. John Jones (Chapel-street), and Mr. Thomas Lloyd. (D.C.S.), High-street, were present. The various lodges of the district were represented by their delegates. The business of the meeting was chiefly centred upon the re- registration of the district and its lodges. The funds of the district are in a flourishing condition. The next meeting will be held at tho" Abbey" lodge-room, Swan Inn, Greenfield, on the first Saturday in July. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING.—On Sundav last the bi-monthly meeting of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Sunday Schools of this district was held at Rehoboth Chapel. At 9.30 a.m. the adults were catechised on a given subject, after which a meeting of Sunday school teachers was held at which meeting the various schools in the district were represented, and several matters of interest to Sunday school work were discussed. At 1.;)0 p.m., the members of Rehoboth school assembled and formed themselves into a procession for the purpose of going to meet the Bryn Zion and Penymaes Sunday schools, the procession was formed at the top of the New-road, by the Bryn Zion school, and in Bagillt-street by the Penymaes school, the pro- cession which was of considerable length numbered about 500 adults and children. When they returned to Rehoboth chapel the children of the several schools were questioned by the Rev. E. Jones, Ruabon, and the manner in which the children answered was most creditable to those who had takcu an interest in them. Whilst the several schools conducted themselves creditably, we were highly pleased with the singing and answering of the Bryn Zion sonool children, aud their conduct on Sunday last clearly shows that they appreciate the labours of those who take an interest in them. In like manner, the children of Moriah chapel, Penymaes, acquitted themselves most creditably to themselves and their teachers. Dui-iu- the meeting hymns were sung by the children of the three schools, those of Rehoboth being led by Mr. John Roberts (Peryddon), Bryn Zion, by Mr. John Morgan, and of Penymaes, by Mr. G. S. Davies. HALF-YEAIILY DISTRICT MEETING OF TIIE HOLY- WELL DISTRICT OF FORESTERS. The half-yearly district meeting of the Foresters was held at the court-house, (Court Usefulness,") the Feather's Inn, Whitford-street, on Monday last. The chair was occupied by Mr. Aaron Hughes (D.C.R.), Calcot, and the vice-chair by Mr. Owen Lewis (D.S.C.R.), of Bagillt. There were present dele- gates from the eight courts which comprise the districts, namely—Messrs. Joseph Jones (Court Lord Mostyn ") William Bruuner (Court Use- fulness Edward Hughes (Court" Fricnd-in- need"); Samuel Jones (Court Shem and his Brethren"); David Jone.< (Court "Faithful"); John Charlton (Court Pride of the Dee ") John Lloyd (Court "Teginglo;") Isaac Williams (Court "Collier's Friend"); Wm. Jones, Chapel-street (district secretary) and Evan Bryan (district treasurer), The business of the meeting was the election of officers for the ensuing year as follows- D.C.R., Mr. Owen Lewis, Bagillt; treasurer, Mr. Evan Bryan district secretary, Mr. Wm. Jones. A cordial vote of thanks was accorded the officers for the excellent mauner in which they had fulfilled • their respective duties during the past year. It was mentioned in the auditors' report that the dis- trict ought to be congratulated on possessing such meritorious officers. The usual levies from the various Courts were received, which amounted to over £ 100, and the selecting of officers as delegates to attend the High Court Meeting held at Man- chester on the first Monday in August next. The following were selected—Mr. Aaron Hughes, Calcot; Mr. Evan Bryan and Mr. Wm. Jones, to represent the Holywell district. The rest of the business was of a formal character. The thanks of the meeting were accorded the host aud hostess for the excellent repast which they provided the delegates. CATTLE FAIRS AT HOLYWELL.-AN IMPORTANT MOVEMENT. An extraordinary meeting of the Local Board was held on Tuesday, called upon a requisition signed by Messrs. E. J. Davies, Joseph Garner, and John Carman, for the purpose of taking into consideration the advisability of holding a great fair in Holywell for the sale of cattle, horses, sheep and pigs, &c., for the convenience of farmers re- siding in this part of the county. The chair was occupied by Mr. H. A. Cope (chairman of the Board), and there were also present—Messrs. Jos. Garner, E. J. Davies E. Bryan, David Williams (High-street), John Carman, John Jones, and David Williams (Cross-street). In response to a call from the chairman, Mr. Garner said the meeting was called for the "purpose of assisting the farmers of the district. The foot and mouth disease had broken out in the neighbourhood of Caerwys, which prevented the monthly fairs being held in that town, and the farmers were desirous of having a convenient market for the disposal of their stock. They had now a monthly fair in Holywell, at which he understood horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and other stock may be offered for sale. The impression appeared to prevail that nothing but pigs could be sold at the Holywell fair and he thought that it would be a benefit to the town and an advantage to the farmers if it was made generally known that horses, cattle, sheep, and other animals could be offered for sale at the fairs on the first Friday in each month.—Mr. E. J. Davies said that several farmers had spoken to him as to the advisability of opening a general fair in Holywell. The farmers now were placed in the unfortunate position of having no fairs open to them for the disposal of their stock any nearer than Mold or Abergele, and it would be a great convenience to them to have a fair—that at Caerwys being now closed—nearer home where they could convert their stock into available cash.—The Clerk asked how it was intended to hold the fair ? —Mr. E J. Davies said that the fair now held was one simply for the sale of pigs, and if greater pub- licity was given to it they might got farmers to bring their stock to the fair. He would suggest that the horse fair should be held on the Work- house-road, the cattle fair on the Bagillt-road, and sheep and pigs might be sold in the Cross-road, or they might be able to make arrangements with Mr. Roberts (timber merchant) for the use of his field for the sale of pigs aud sheep.—The Clerk pointed out that a special fair could not be held without permission of Quarter Sessions, but the present fair was open to the sale of all of animals. — After considerable discussion, in the course of which Mr. John Jones stated that it would be a great convenience to farmers to have a general fair at Holywell, Mr. Bryan moved that it be made public to the farmers that the ordinary fair at Holywell on the first Friday in each month was open for the sale of cattle, sheep, and horses, &c., and that the Beard would be prepared on the receipt of a requisition from the farmers of the district, to go to the expense of making the faet generally known. The motion was seconded by Mr. John Jones, and was unanimously carried.

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