GREENFIELD. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.—On Sunday last, it was announced from the Alpha pulpit that the Rev. J. Lord, of Madagascar, would preach there on Wednesday, April 16th, 1884, at 7.30 p.m., as a deputation from the London Missionary Society, with an earnest appeal made to the church and con- gregation to endeavour to make it as widely known as possible, so as to secure a good attendance.
MOLD LOCAL BOARD ELECTION.—The result of the voting for the election of five members to serve on this Board was declared on Monday, Mr. Thomas Parry (merchant, new member), 486; Mr. Griffith Jones (retiring member), 425 Mr. Morgan Morgans (tin- plate manufacturer, new member), 424; Mr. Edw. Williams (retiring member), 408 Mr. Oliver Jones (retiring member), 328, being the successful candi- dates. RAILWAY FATALITY.—A sad accident occurred on Monday afternoon at Mold Junction, on the London and North-Western Railway. As the passenger train from Denbigh, due at Chester at 3-50, was passing Mold Junction a man was noticed to step from a shunting engine plying on an adjoining siding right in front of the passenger train. There was no time to stop the train, and the engine struck him down, death being instantaneous. It appears that the deceased was Robert Humphreys, a fire- man, who was working on a goods train at the spot, and as his engine was proceeding in the same direc- tion as the passenger train it is piesumed he was unaware of its approach. Deceased, who was a married ma.n, and leaves one child, resided at Chester. An inquest was held on the body at Mold J unction, on Tuesday afternoon, by the Coroner for Flintshire. SALE OF PROPERTY.—Messrs. Churton, Elphick, and Co., offered for sale, at the Black Lion Hotel, Mold, on Wednesday, the 2nd inst., several import- ant properties, situate at Northop, Llanarmon-in- Yale, Padeswood, and Hope, the whole of whioh were disposed of at very satisfactory prices. The Red Lion Hotel, Northop, was purchased by Mr. Hulme, at the sum of £ 750 16 acres old pasture land, subject to a charge of j64 per annum, realised £ 1,420, the purchaser being Mr. Kelly, solicitor, Mold 14 acres arable pasture land, purchased by the same gentleman, fetched £ 660; the farm at Llanarmon-in-Yale was knocked down to Mr. Lloyd solicitor, Ruthin, at X,1,220, realising 35 years' purchase on the rental; two pieces pasture land, at Pentre, near Mold, realised about llOO per acre. The sale, which am > i r; 1 to the sum of £6,680, was considered the most stvoessful that has taken place in Mold f r m: r.y y. ,;rs, evidently shewing that the <:« s; at.d for property is improving. Messrs. Boydeil, Tayljr, and Fiuitt were the solicitors acting for the vendors.
Births. 29th ult., the wife of Mr. James Terry, Green- field, of a son. 1st inst., at Brynhyfryd, near Ruthin, the wife of Marcus Louis, of a daughter. 1st inst., at Fron, Ysceifiog, the wife of Mr. John Williams, of a son. 1st inst., the wife of Mr. Edward Edwards, Gas Row, Greenfield, of a daughter. 6th inst., at Grosvenor House, London, the Duchess of Westminster, of a son. 7th iust., the wife of the Rev. Owen Thomas, M.A., The Grove, Holywell, of a son. 7th inst., at Brynffynnon Terrace, Holway, near Holywell, the wife of Mr. John Jervis, of a daughter. 7th inst., at Greenfield-street, Holywell, the wife of Mr. Robert Richards, of a daughter. 8th inst., the wife of Mr. Thomas Williams, Whitford House, Whitford-street, Holywell, of a daughter. Marriages. 3rd inst., at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Mold, by the Rev. W. Pierce (father of tne bridt assisted by the Rev. W. Thomas, amu son of Mr. H. Lewis, High-street, to Mary Elizabeth Pierce, New-street, both of Mold. (No C&7<th \nst-, at the Register Office Holy well, Mr. Thomas Pritchard, Gadlye Lane, Bagillt, to Miss Sarah Davies, SandyLane, Bagillt. Deaths. 26th ult., at, 24, Couyers-street, Liverpool, aged 49 years, Elizabeth, wife of William Grindley. and daughter of William Dykins, Mold. 30th ult., aged 37 years, Thomas, the youngest son of Mr. Joseph Eaton, Wrexham-street, Mold. 4tli inst., at Armathwaite Hall, Cockermouth, Margaret Ellen, second daughter of the late Rev. Hi i i'v Parry, rector of Bylchau, Denbighshire, aged l3 years. nth inst., James, the beloved son of Mr. John s Foulkes, Bagillt road, Greenfield, aged 11 years. 3rd inst., at Holway, near Holywell, Llewelyn Price, infant child of Mr. David Thomas, aged 1 year and 7 months. 7th inst., Sarah, the wife of Mr. Thomas Price, glazier, High-" t, Holywell, in her 70th year.- Much respected.
ST. ASAPH. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Monday last, before R. J. Sisson, Esq., and E. W. D. Broughton, Esq., Abel Roberts, Gwernigron Farm, St. Asaph, was charged by P.C. Hughes with riding on a cart drawn by one horse without reins, on March 21st, on a highway in the parish of St. Asaph. The offence was admitted fined Is., with 6s. 6d. costs.—Wm. Hughes, Bryn Farm, Tremeirchion, was charged by Acting-sergeant Nelson with riding on a cart drawn by one horse without reins, on 12th March, on a highway in the parish of Tremeirchion. The offence was admitted by defendant's mother; fined 5s. with 9s. 9d. costs.—Elizabeth Jones, Tyn y Ddol Farm, St. Asaph, was charged by P.C. Williams with allowing on 218t March, two cows to stray on the highway at St. Asaph. The offence was admitted fined Is. with 6s. 6d. costs.—Robt. Roberts, Bodeugan Farm, St.'Asaph, was charged with assaulting Sarah Edwards, Denbigh-road, St. Asaph. Complainant said she went on defendant's father's land to pick sticks. Defendant without any provocation struck her on the arms and hands which became discoloured. Defendant admitted having pushed complainant, but denied having used unnecessary force to eject her off his father's land; fined Is. with 7s. costs.—Thomas Rosey Mellor, a gentleman residing at Waen Villa St. Asaph, was charged by P.C. Williams with tres- passing on 6th March, on land in the occupation of Richard Waring, Plascoch, St. Asaph. Defendant admitted having been on the land with a «-un and dogs, but denied having fired at a rabbit; fined 5s. with 7s. costs. The defendant tendered a 150 note in payment, but as the court had not sufficient change, a £ 5 note was substituted.—Wm. Roberts, Bodelwyddan, an old offender, was charged with setting snares on Tyddyn Isa Farm. Joseph Griffin, gamekeeper, Bodelwyddan, said that on 10th March he found two snares set on Tyddyn Isa Farm. After watching them for some time he saw the defendant go to the snares and pick them up, a rabbit being in one of them. Defendant admitted the offence, and was fined 10s. with 7s. costs. Messrs. William Blundell, Tyddyn Arthur Farm Robert llowelyn Jones. Top Shop Felix Charles Watkins, Clwydian Vaults and Robert Jones Rhewl Farm, were appointed overseers for St Asaph.
IT WORTH IS A TRIA 1. was troubled for many years with a complaint, g-ravel &<•„ my blood became thin, I was dull and inactive, could hardly crawl about, and was an old worn-out man all over, aud could gel, nothing to help in, 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 as well for others of my age. It is worth the trial."—(Father )
BAGILLT. ST. MARY'S CHURCH.—The weekly "guild" in connection with the church was held in the National Schools, when an instructive and interesting evening was spent by the members present. SERIOUS ACCIDENT. -An accident of a very serious nature occurred at the Bettisfield Colliery, on Mon- day morning last, to a collier named Hughes, in residing opposite the Royal Oak, Bagillt, when his head was seriously injured through the fall of a stone from the roof of the pit. He was also con- siderably bruised in other parts of his body. Dr. Morris was in immediate attendance, and the sufferer is progressing favourably. BICTHAMA.-The tea party and concert which are annually promoted in aid of the funds of the above chapel, will be held to-morrow (Good Friday). The undertaking, as usual, bids fair to be a success owing to the popularity with which the festival is held by the inhabitants of the neighbouring towns and villages, and it may be safely calculated upon, that there will be a numerous attendance at the tea and concert. The artistes will bo Miss M. L. Price (Liverpool), Miss Ada Oldfield (Greenfield), Miss Jennie Roberts (Bagillt), Miss M. E. Barker (Bagillt), Mr. Thomas Bartley (Denbigh), Mr. E. Lloyd Jones and Mr. Thos. Jones (Bagillt). The chair will be occupied by Mr. S. Davies (Boot), and the accompanist will be Miss J. Gratton Thomas. YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.—The fortnightly meeting of this society was held at the Tabernacle School-room, on Tuesday evening last under the presidency of Mr. Richard Jones (Boot). A spirited debate took place on the subject Was Church Pastorate requisite in promoting the success of Christianity Mr. John Griffiths (Downhill) took the affirmative, and Mr. Meredith Williams tjie negative side of the question. Excellent sjeeeches were delivered by the leaders, and the following also took part-Messrs. W. Owen, Nath. Rees, Henry Welsh, Henry Powell, and David Jones. On a division taking place the affirmative was carried by 18 to 1. This meeting being the last of the present season, arrangements were made to hold a social re-union, which will come off soon. FUNERAL OF A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER.—The remains of the young man, William Bagshaw, were interred on Tuesday last, at St. Mary's Church- yard. The deceased was a member and teacher in the Bethania Wesleyan Sunday School, where he was much respected. The bearers-twelve in number-were composed of the young men who constituted his class, and the funeral was largely attended by the deceased's relatives and friends. Reference was made in the Sunday School to his good qualities and devotedness to the Sunday School cause and all matters in connection with his place of worship. We may mention that the deceased had paid his instalments for the main- tenance of the cause in his chapel, four months in advance just prior to his untimely death. A special hymn was given out by the superintendent of the school which was feelingly sang by the members in memory of the departed teacher. As a last tribute of respect to the deceased, several beautiful wreaths were placed on the coffin and subsequently in the grave. Great sympathy is felt with the deceased's family in their bereavement. INQUEST-A BOY DROWNED CENSURE ON A JUROR. On Saturday last an inquest was held before William Davies, Esq., (coroner) at the Star Inn, Boot, on the body of a young man named William Bagshaw, aged 20, whose occupation was cook on board the vessel "Priscilla" and resided at New Brighton, Bagillt, who met with his death by drowning while he was endeavouring to attach a rope from the Priscilla to a steam-tug for towing purposes. The following composed the jury Mr. Dauiel Thomas (foreman), Mr. Samuel Davies (Boot), Mr. Thomas Ellis, Mr. Richard Foulkes, .Mr. R. Lowe, Mr. John Hughes, Mr. James Stephenson, Mr. Thomas Roberts, Mr. Thomas Griffiths, Mr. Goodman Edwards, Mr. Thomas Humphreys, and Mr. Edward Ellis. The jury, after being sworn, retired to view the body, after which the following witness was examined. Espartero Jones, who said he was mate on the vessel I I Priscilla" of the Port of Chester, which was lying on Friday last at Saltney. The deceased was emuloyed as a boy-cook on the vessel. The crew were running the craft from Saltney to Con- nah's Quay and about 6 a.m. on the day in ques- tion they were hauling the vessel from the Iron Wharf to the coal Stage, where a start to sail was intended. The deceased got into a boat for the purpose of connecting a rope from the tug to the Priscilla. Witness asked the deceased could he manage the boat, and he answered that he could. Deceased then proceeded to fasten the rope to the J^ugboat, and while in the act of running the line out and making it fast, he through some cause or other slipped over the side of the boat, into the water. He unfortunately fell clear off the boat, which he endeavoured to regain by paddling and swimming. Witness then called on him to swim to the boat but his advice was of no avail, for the poor fellow sank before he reached the boat, and did not rise again. Grappling operations in search of the body were then made, and they were successful after half-an-hour's search. The Coroner Was the deceased doing his proper work when he fell overboard ? Witness Yes he was trying to do it too quick. Coroner: Was he accustomed to the work ? Witness: Well, he was young at the work. Coroner Was it dangerous work P Witness There was no danger in the work whatever. Coroner Was one man sufficient to do the work ? Witness: Yes, it was a calm morning, but if the sea was rough, two men would have been told off to do the work. Coroner What would cause the deceased to fall into the water ? Witness: If anything caused him to fall, it was that the boy was too anxious. Hugh Bagshaw was then called and said he lived at New Brighton, and he was employed at the Smelting Works. He identified the body as that of his son, who was twenty years of age last June, and had been engaged on the Priscilla for the last six months. The Coroner then summed up the evidence, and explained that deceased came by his death through doing his ordinary duties. [The mate The boy was doing his work manfully at the time.] He thought the jury would return a verdict without any hesitation. The jury returned a verdict of Acci- dentally drowned" without retiring. The coroner then severely reprimanded one of the jurymen for not making his appearance in time to be sworn with the others. The defaulter pleaded that his duties would not possibly allow him to come at that time, but he came as soon as he was able. The coroner then expressed his intention of reporting him to the court of Quarter Sessions and by his being fined it would no doubt be a warning to others. Some of the jurymen, who were acquainted with the defaulting juryman's cause of delay, interpose,l in his behalf, and ultimately the coroner let him off with a caution.
MOSTYN. EXCURSION. Delightful weather favored the opening excursion of the season made by the favorite steamer Swiftsure, between Mostyn and Liverpool on Saturday last. A large number of persons availed themselves of the opportunity which such a cheap and pleasant excursion afforded of paying a visit to Liverpool.
FLINT. Mr Muspratt was the purchaser of some Welsh pedigree cattle at a sale at Bangor on Tuesday. PEXTRE SCIIOOLS.-Afr. R. L. A. Westlake, of Flint Mountain School, has boon appointed to the Pentre School in place of Mr. Dubois, who has removed to Menai Bridge. Mr. Westlake has gained high commendations for the improvement manifested in the school that he has just vacated. BAND OF HOPE. -An entertainment in connexion with the English Presbyterian Band of Hope was held in the chapel on Tuesday evening. The Rev. Josiah Jones, the respected paster of the church was chairman. An interesting programme con- sisting of songs, glees, recitations, dialogues, &c. Were efficiently rendered by the children. The attendance was very good and a very pleasant evening was spent. CALVINISTIC METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING. —On Sunday last the bi-monthly meeting of the Bagillt District Calviuistic Methodist Sunday School Union was held at Nant y Flint. The usual number of delegates were present from the several schools in the district, the chairman being Mr. Robert Wynne, of Rhosesmor. In the morning the junior members of the Nant Chapel Sunday School, were catechised by Mr. David Parry, stationmaster, Flint, and in the afternoon the adult portion were catechised by the Rev. Josiah Jones of Flint. The answers were considered very good both morning and evening and showed careful training on the part of the teachers and ready intelligence on the part of the scholars. The next meeting will be held at Rhosesmor on the first Sunday in June. FLINT BICYCLE CLUB.—A meeting o! this club Was held at the Mechanics Institute on Friday evening, when there were a large number of cyclists present. Mr. Simon Williams was in the chair. The whole of the members of last year have signified their intention of continuing their membership together with a large number of new riders of this season, so that there is every prospect of a very successful season. The following are the officers for the season President, Capt. Dyson; vice-presi- dent, Mr. Wm. Bales; captain, Mr. Simon Williams sub-captain, Mr. Thomas Ryan secretary, Mr. G. W. J. Price. A committee of 5 members was elected with power to add to this number at a future meeting. It is pleasing to notice the great number of machines there are now in the town, said to be over 30. With this number of machines and con sequent riders, there is no reason why there should not be a very successful club in Flint. A number of runs and meets with the neighbouring clubs are being arranged. BOROUGH SESSIONS: MONDAY.—Before John Henrv, Esq. (in the chair), J. Liebig Muspratt, Esq., Richard Jones, Esq., Isaac Taylor, Esq., and A. K. Howard, Esq. A TOWN COUNCILLOR AND THE SCHOOL MASTER-AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE. Mr. Samuel Thomas Edwards, of the Victoria Stores, and a member of the Flint Town Council, summoned Mr. Thomas Taylor, the head master of the Flint National Schools, for that he did utter and use certain words. to wit" you scamp, fool, pup, mean fellow you have not finished growing and'if you do not go out of the yard I will use physical force, "words which were calculated to provoke and produce a breach of the peaco," there- fore the said Mr. Samuel Thomas Edwards, prayed that Mr. Taylor may be required to find sufficient sureties to be of good behaviour. Mr. T W. Hughes appeared for the complainant, and Mr. R. J. "Williams, defended. The case appeared to excite great interest and the court was crowded during the hearing. Mr. Hughes, m opemn0 case, said these proceedings were taken under a very old statute, 31 Edw. iv. Ch 1. but it was a statute which was far from being obsolete Mr. Hughes was proceeding to refer to a conversation which complainant had with a Mrs. Edward Jones, on the 26th ult., when she complained that Mr. Taylor had sent her boy home from school, when Mr. Williams objected on the score that the conversation took place behind the defendant's back, and could not be made evidence.—Mr. Hughes said he should call Mrs. Jones as a witness. Mr. Edwards accom- panied her up to the schools, and saw Mr. Taylor. Mr. Taylor asked him what he wanted there, and he replied that lie came there at Mrs. Jones' request to accompany her, and he adued that Mr. Taylor "was a terror to the women of Flint." There upon Mr. Taylor flew into a violent Eassion and made use of the words attributed to im in the summons, and he maintained that con- sidering Mr. Edwards' position as a member of an old and respected family in the town, as a trades- man, a member of the Town Council, and the high position he held as a member of one of the religious bodies in the town of Flint, the words used were such as were calculated to be detrimental to his character, and lie therefore prayed the court that the defendant should be bound over for his future good behaviour. Mr. Samuel Thomas Edwards said he carried on business at the Victoria Stores as a provision dealer. He was asked by Mrs. Edward Jones, of Mumforth-street, to accompany her to the National Schools, for the purpose of having an explanation why her boy Robert Jones had been sent from school that afternoon. He did so, and ultimately Mr. Taylor came out, Mrs. Jones appear- lng rather timid, he spoke on her behalf, wishing < to have an explanation respecting the boy.T-L said (the witness continued)-" Mrs. Jones desires to have an explanation why her boy has been sent home," and Mr. Taylor then turned to Mrs. Jones and said Your boy has not been here this after- noon," and he called Mrs Taylor and the assistant-master (Mr. Shelby) as witnesses to corro- borate him in this statement), and he (witness) fully convinced that the boy had not been there, although the mother thought differently. He, witness, then said "Mr. Taylor, what time do do you call out your registers ? He replied ^h, I suppose you are on the School Attend- ance Committee." He said that very sneer- mgly. I replied "No." He then turned round npon mo again and said "You scamp, fool, mean low, and pup why you have not finished grow- wound up by saying that if I Was not Qut of the school yard in five minutes he would take me by physical force. I thought he meant to kick me out, so I thought it time to go. I cannot repeat the exact words he used, but I got afraid and thought it high time for me to go.—The Clerk You thought discretion better part of valour," and you had better beat a retreat.—The Witness: Quite so. I was quite Belt-possessed, and was not excited, but Mr. Taylor was m a passion.—Cross-examined: I did nothing to provoke Mr. Taylor. I did say "Mr. Taylor, you are a terror to the women of Flint," and I do not wish to deny it. I did not say I have come ■o protect this woman you are such a bully, man." Mrs. Jones is a married woman, and her husband is living. I first went down to the School Atten- dance Officer, and reported it to him. He advised us to see Mr. Taylor, but he did not decline to go there himself. He went with Mrs. Jones as a friend and not as a Town Councillor. Mrs. Jones was afraid to go to Mr. Taylor herself, and lie said that he would accompany her. Mrs. Jones did not tell him that the boy had previously played truant, nor did he know that the boy was a candidate for Mr. Sydney Muspratt's prize for good attendance. Mrs. J ones told him that she had previously been to complain to the Rectory, and that the proper place to lodge complaints was at the Rectory, lie was not a little excited in the porch, but he was naturally a little nervous. He did not see the register produced in the porch. When Mr. Taylor asked him whether lie was on the School Attendance Committee he did reply "It is a pity now that I am not." He did not say I will soon be on the Committee Officer and related what I"1 talf" J'1' ho had had some little refreshment. He was .ware that the Flint schools were conducted on the „„/i not one penny was voluntary principle, and that i contributed from the rates to inattitaiii tlowJo-K He had consulted his solicitor with xespco to the "slanderous imputations" which had been cast upon him, and authorised him to wri e « the 31st March, requiring from Mr. Taylor a written apology, which lie could make such use of as he thought proper. He only wanted Mr. Faytor to withdraw the words, and he expected that he would hayc called upon him with respect to the matter after he had rooled down. He should have been satisfied on the 31st of March with a written apology. Ho had spoken to Mr. J. W. M. Evans with regard to the matter, and the latter bad told him that he should have expected the same kind of treatment himself, if he had made use of similar words. Mr. Taylor had also been speaking about the case in the town. Re-examined by Mr. Hughes, the witness said Mrs. Jones had told him that she had previously complained to the Rector, and he had taken no notice of the matter. He had consulted him .(Mr. Hughes) some time before the letter of the 31st March was sent. Mrs. Alice Harriet Jones said her boy on the day named returned from school at twenty minutes to two, and he said that Mr. Taylor had sent him home. She went out with the intention of seeing Mr. Bithell; the attendance office, and called on the way at Mr. Edwards' shop as she thought he had something to do with the school Attendance Committee. Mr. Bithell advised her to go and see Mr. Taylor, and Mr. Edwards accompanied her. —The Chairman By your request ?—The Witness Yes. When she went to see Mr. Taylor, she asked him why he had sent her little boy home. and he replied I haven't seen him." Mr. Edwards afterwards asked him what time he read the registers, and he replied What has that to do with you." Mr. Edwards then told her to ask the question, but she did not do so as she was speaking at the time to Mrs. Taylor. She said that she would prefer having the boy kept in a little late, or a slap hand given him rather than he should be sent home. While Mrs. Taylor was speaking to her, Mr. Taylor was "blackguarding" Mr. Edwards. Mr. Taylor sent his wife in because the school was getting unruly, and then Mr. Taylor called Mr. Edwards a mean dog," a "fool," and told him that he was a "puppy" and had not finished growing, and that if he did not go out he would put him out by physical force. This was in the porch, and Mr. Taylor was in a terrible passion, but Mr. Edwards was very cool, and did not give any occasion for Mr. Taylor to "go on."—By the Bench, the school door was closed, but Mr. Taylor was shouting.The Chairman Did you hear Mr. Edwards give any offence to Mr. Taylor ?-Witness: Not a word.—The Chairman: Did you hear him say that he was a terror to the women of Flint?- Witness Yes, he did say that.—The Chairman How did you say then that you did not hear him say anything?—Mr. T. W. Hughes He said that jokingly did he not ?-The Chairman On whose authority do you say that ? —Mr. Hughes On Mr. Edwards' authority.—The Chairman But it is a serious imputation against Mr. Taylor.—Cross- examined She had previously complained to the Rector of her child being sent home because he was short of books.—Her boy had not missed attending school once this year, but Mr. Williams quoting from the registers showed that the lad had missed five attendances. The witness denied that she had been told that the boy had been playing truant. It was true that she had asked Mr. Edwards to accompany her to the school. If Mr. Edwards said in his evidence that he had preferred to accompany her, she still meant to say that what she said was true; she had come there to tell the truth.—Mr. R. J. Williams then addressed the court for the defence, and said that in the course of his experience he did not think he bad ever heard a more trumpery charge laid in a court of justice. He had often appeared in cases of women's quarrels before the court, but never before had he seen such a ridiculous charge as that brought for- ward. The words which were alleged to have been made use of were of such a paltry, trivial character, that he maintained they did not bring the case within the scope of the criminal law. Having ad- verted to the law on the matter, he said he was not there to meet the case upon a point of law but to fight the case out on its merits, and if their wor- ships thought there was a case from him to answer he would put Mr. Taylor into the box to give his version of what had occurred, and he would also call Mr. Shelby, the assistant master. A flood of light was thrown on these proceedings by the letter which was written by complainant's solicitor five days after the alleged offence had been committed in which the words alleged to have been used were called slanderous imputations." If the apology which had been demanded had been forthcoming, nothing further would have been heard of the case, but the complainant could have gone about flaunt- ing the apology. The complainant, not having had the apology, felt rather shaky of dealing with it as one of slander, and therefore he dragged the de- fendant into that court. The fact was that this case simply arose from a little boy playing truant, and then going home and telling his mother a pack of lies. Mr. Edwards was satisfied with the ex- planation that Mr. Taylor gave, and his duty then was to go away. Instead of doing so, Mr. Edwards thought proper to tell Mr. Taylor "You are a terror to the women of Flint," and after that grossly insulting remark if it brought down on him the language mentioned in the sum- mons it served him right. Mr. Edwards, when he was in the box told them a tale as mild as milk, but then he forgot to tell them that he had accused Mr. Taylor of being a terror to the ladies of Flint. He did not know what was in Mr. Taylor's mind when he called him "a pup." Shakesoeare had styled his dogs as being as mild as sucking doves," and as mild as a nightingale."—Mr. Edwards was certainly as mild as a sucking dove before them that day. He had, however, been made a Town Councillor, and he did not know whether ho was inebriated with the consideration of his exalted station when he made use of that insulting remark to Mr. Taylor. It was perfectly open to Mr. Edwards to take any course he may think proper to raise himself into notoriety, but when he went to malign the character of an officer who was held in high regard, he must take the consequences. It was said that Mr. Taylor called him a pup." Perhaps he thought that he was beginning to show his teeth too much, and that if he allowed him to go on he may think that he had the liberty to snarl and bark and bite as he chose. He asked the Bench whether the complainant had not brought it all on himself, for he simply went to the school as an intermeddl jr, and was a trespasser whilst there. Mr. Williams also mentioned that he was instructed to defend in this case partly by the School Managers. He proceeded to produce the entry in the log book of the occurrence, but Mr. Hughes objected, on the point that it was not evidence, and the objection was sustained.—The Chairman without calling for witnesses for the defence said: We are unanimously of opinion that this case has 'not been made out. We think that the complainant acted wrongly in going to the school to upbraid Mr. Taylor in the way he did. It is a very scandalous charge lie made, and I personally am not surprised that Mr. Taylor should have resented the insult offered him, although the language he used was too strong and might have been more moderate. We are sorry to hear that Mr. Taylor has shown a want of thought and civility. His character stands sufficiently high that he should show more feeling with parents. We dismiss the case, each party to pay his own costs.— Mr. Williams asked that the defendant should be allowed his costs, but the Chairman said the decision of the Bench was that each party should pay his own costs, although they were not unanimous upon the point. (The Rector of Flint was present during the hearing of the case). SPECIAL CONSTABLES. The following persons were sworn in as special constables for the ensuing year:—Messrs. George Johnson, Mount-street; Charles Grloyne, Mumforth- street Thomas Carr, Swan-street Thomas Cambell, Pentre; Joseph Bellis, Bryn Morgan; John Lloyd, Flint Mountain Edward Evans, Brynycwm Joseph Rogers, Naut. TEMPORARY TRANSFER. The license of the Cross Foxes Hotel, Church street, was temporarily transferred from Mr. JOB. Jackson to Mrs. Annie Barnett. A WOMAN IN HER CUPS. Elizabeth Lloyd, of Sydney-street, the wife of a seafaring man was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly. Sergt. Ward said at 10 o'clock of the morning on the 16th Feb., he saw the defendant on the left-hand side of Church Street. She was very drunk, and fell full length on the doorstep of a house. With difficulty she got up and staggered into the middle of the street and then she fell on to the flags. She was unable to get up, and he took her into custody but afterwards he gavo her up to the charge of her friends. A young woman who was passing picked up a purse on the spot where the defendant had been lying. The defendant denied that the officer had picked her up, but she had no excuse to make for her conduct. The defendant was fined 5s. with l is. costs, or in default 14 days' imprisonment, time being allowed for payment of the money. BREAKING THE CATTLE REGULATIONS. Michael Devlin. of High-street, Mold, was summoned for importing fifteen cows from Ireland to Flint contrary to the provisions of the regulations of the Privy Council, And of the Local"Authority.— Ser«t. V-'riu stated the case, and said that an order had" been made prohibiting the importation of cattle from Ireland into the borough of Flint.—Mr. W. E. Bithell proved that the Local Authority made a provisional order which came into force in September last, to the effect that the importation of cattle into the district from Ireland is absolutely prohibited.—Wm. Griffiths, porter at Flint station, said the defendant went to the station on the morn- ing of the 27th March, for some cattle which had been consigned to him from Holyhead. Defendant obtained possession of the cattle, and drove them away. Two papers were nailed on the wagon, one of which was to the effect that the animals were free from foot and mouth disease, and on the back of the paper was a statement of the prohibition against the removal of cattle from Ireland to Flint. —Mr. Parry stationmaster, stated that he had given the porters special instructions not to deliver stock without the delivery of the proper forms. He was not on duty at the time, but the porter receiving the two papers thought that they were all right.— Mr. Deputy-chief Constable Bolton, showed that the regulations had frequently been explained to the defendant, who had been already fined at Mold for importing sheep into the district. He obtained a certificate ostensibly for the purpose of removing cattle from Wrexham fair, but instead of doing so they found that it was used for the removal of cattle from Ireland.—The Chairman fined defendant X,5 with 16s. costs.—The defendant in reply said that the animals were sent by his father, and he had no idea that they were being sent. AN APRIL FOOL." Robert Bithell, of Castle-street, the well-known frequenter of the Police Court, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the highway near Pentre, on the afternoon of the 1st inst. The case was proved by Police-constable Evan Parry. The defendant, who had been twenty times previously summoned for drunkenness, did not appear, and the Chairman sentenced him to one month's im- prisonment with hard labor. SUNDAY PROWLERS. John Roberts, Robert Carrington, and Joseph Henry Foulkes, of Nant-y-Flint, were summoned for being on licensed premises during illegal hours. There was another man, named John Jones, also amongst the number, but he was stated to have left the neighbourhood.—Sergt. Ward stated that on Sunday morning, the 16th ult., he went to the Windmill Tavern, and there saw the two Abr4, Foulkes and Carrington. On going around to the back of the house, he saw the defendant Roberts and a man named John Jones. The landlady put her hand through the cellar window and handed Jones some change. He took him into the house and opened his hand in the presence of the land- lady, and found that it contained ninepence.-The landlady said Oh, he called here to pay for a pint he had last night." He did not see any beer served, but in the cellar he found a jug under a barrel.—The men were all inside the yard.—The Magistrates' Clerk: Are there complaints as to Sunday drinking ?-Sergt. Ward: There are groat complaints, and it is on the increase.—The Chair- man commended the action of the officer in the case, but said that the evidence was not sufficiently clear against the defendants, and they would therefore be dismissed.—A warrant was issued against the man "John Jones, of Nannerch," who had given a false name and address. RIDING ON THE PARAPET. John O'Neil, of Mold, was summoned by Police- constable Parry for wilfully driving a horse and cart upon the footpath on the road between Flint and Pentre. Defendant pleaded that the road .was very bad and that the cart was broken. He was fined Is. and costs. A GROWING EVIL IN FLINT. Robert Hayes, 13 years of age, John Hayes, 11, and Wm. Burke, aged 10, were summoned for an assault.—Sergt. Ward stated that the boys were continually throwing stones at persons passing, anS. were not kept in subjection. Some time ago they threw stones at a horse and trap belonging to Mr. Cogswell, of Kelsterton, causing the horse to rear and do considerable damage, and the driver had a miraculous escape for his life. Police-constable Parry said at half-past five in the evening of Friday, the ] 6th of March last, he saw the three defendants throwing stones at a horse and trap which was coming from towards Connah's Quay. He went towards them and they ran away. He spoke to two boys in the court, and asked them what they had done to the boys. One of them answered We did'nt do nothing' to them; they are always throwing stones at us when we go pass." One of them complained of being struck on the head and the other on the nose with stones.—Edward Thomas Kendriuk, of Bagillt, deposed that he was struck with the stones and so also was his companion John Powell.—The Bench dismissed the case, OQ the condition that the boys were chastised by their parents in the presence of a police constable. NON-ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL. The following cases were proved by Mr. W. E. Bithell, officer of the School Attendance Committee. John Owens, of Bryn, (case adjourned for the pro- duction of a certificate of age). William Hughes, near the Mill, with respect to two children. Defendant's wife pleaded that the children had been suffering from measles, but it was shown that their illness had taken place some months ago. A fine of 28. 6d. was imposed in each case.—Arthur Moore, of Pentre, attendance order made Richard Allen, of Queen-street, (who did not appear,) fined 6s., a previous fine for a like offence not having been paid; Thomas Hayes, of Pentre, fined 5s. Richard Hayes, Roskell-square, fined 5s., and a distress warrant was issued for a previous fine. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. The following gentlemen, on the nomination of the vestry, were appointed overseers of the poor for the parish for the current year :-Messrs. Thomas Roberts, Church-street, farmer and Samuel Wilkinson, of Hill-street, licensed victualler. AFFILIATION. Catherine Hayes, a girl under 17 years' of age, sought to recover an affiliation order for the main- tenance of her child against Robert Jones.—Mr. R. J. Williams was for the applicant, and Mr. T. W. Hughes defended. An order of 2s. 6d. weekly for 14 years was made.
RHYL. ENGLISH WESLEYANS.—At the quarterly associa- tion of the English churches in the Llandudno and Rhyl District recently held at Colwyn Bay, an increase of five in the membership of the district was reported. It was agreed to ask the Rev. W. Foster, B.A., who is deservedly popular in Rhyl to remain as minister next year. "PLEASA- R EVENINGS." -The last but one of this series <>! popular entertainments was given on Tuesday in tIC English Congregational Schoolroom, Mr. P. Mo. -n Williams, Rhyl, in the absence of Mr. J. Taylor, chairman of the Commissioners presided, I there was the usual good attendance. A capital programme of music, speech and song had been provided, and was much enjoyed. The last of the series is to be given on Tuesday week, Mr. T. Morgan Owen, M.A., Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools presiding. VISIT OF THE REV. THOMAS REES, D.D.—On Sunday and Monday last, the Welsh Congrega- tionalists held their anniversary. On the former date sermons were preached by the Rev. Thomas Rees, D.D., of Swansea. On Monday afternoon there was a largely attended tea-party, and in the evening Dr. Rees delivered his interesting lecture on "Diwygiadau Crefyddol yn Nghymrn" to a large audience, Mr. Wm. Davies (coroner), pre- sided. The proceedings were enlivened by some excellent singing on the part of the choir. The Revs. W. Oliver, M.A., D. B. Hooke, C. E. Bonghton, Messrs. P. M. Williams, A. Rowlands, also took part. On Tuesday Dr. Rees preached at Holywell, and on Wednesday at Denbigh.
Flintshire Quarter Sessions. The general Quarter Sessions for the county of Flint were opened at Mold on Tuesday, J. Scott Bankes, Esq., presiding, and amongst those present being the Rev. T. G. Puleston, E. Peel, Esq., R. V. Kyrke, Esq., Pennant A. Lloyd, Esq., R. Howard, Esq., St. John Charlton, Esq., R. J. Sisson, Esq., A. F. Jones, Esq., A. Mesham, Esq., T. Bate, Esq., E. W. Delves-Broughton, Esq., W. Thorn, Esq., W. Johnson, Esq., &c. THE COUNTY HALL. The Chairman read the accounts shewing the cost of the recent alterations at the County Hall. It was as follows :—Messrs. Reece. contractors, £ 554 14s. 6d. furniture, £ 28 7s. 6d.; Mr. T. M. Lockwood, architect, L47 7s. 3d. On the motion of the Chairman the accounts were passed for payment, and on the motion of Mr. P. A. Lloyd certain altera- tions in one of the rooms were agreed to. POLLING PLACES. The committee appointed to take into considera- tion the re-arrangement of polling districts recom- mended the establishment of a polling place at Halkyn, a polling place at Rhewl Mostyn for the Whitford polling district, a new polling place at Mmffjrdd, a new polling place at Tryddyn, and a new polling place at Dyserth.—Mr. St. John Charlton moved that the polling place for Whitford be at Whitford instead of at Rhewl Mostyn. With this alteration, the recommendation of the committee was adopted. THE PROPOSED RE-ARRANGEMENT OF CIRCUITS. Mr. Wheldon, chairman of the Mold Local Board, headed a deputation of members of that body who were appointed to ask the court to join with them in asking that they should be heard before any deci- sion should be arrived at taking the assizes from the town of Mold. Mr. Wheldon said that such a course as was threatened would be a blow, in a pecuniary sense, to the town of Mold, which had greatly suffered through the wave of commercial depression that had passed over the country. But there were graver considerations why the assizes should not be removed out of the county. One in particular would be the immense inconvenience and difficulty which would be encountered when special or other juries desired to view places or objects in question in civil cases. What would the agricul- turists of Ruthin, or the quarrymen of Carnarvon, know about the affairs of Buckley Mountain? The board were anxious that no decision should be come to without their being heard, and they were wishful that the court should join them in their protest.—After the deputation had withdrawn, a discussion took place, and Mr. B. G. D. Cooke moved the following resolution—" Referring to the proposed re-arrangement of circuits, that a representation be made to the Lord Chancellor asking that no definite plan be settled that may deprive this county of the assizes without giving this court an opportunity of being heard."—Mr. St. John Charlton seconded the resolution, and in doing so said it was not desirable to remove the presence of the judge and trial by jury alto- gether from the cognisance of large masses of the people. It would be robbing the law of one of its most useful deterrent powers. He also condemned the tendency towards centralisation which was manifest in these days.—The Chairman, while in favour of the motion as it stood, dissented from the views of most of the spealers and those of the local board. feeling as he did that the object of the re- arrangement was to relieve the great block of business in London. This could not be efficiently done without a slight sacrifice of the interests of individual places. The motion was earned unani- mously. SUNDAY CLOSING. The Chairman asked the chief constable (Mr. P. Browne) whether he found that drunkenness had de- creased or increased in cousequenoe of the Sunday Closing Act.—Mr. Browne said there was rather an increase than otherwise but he did not pretend to say what tha increase in the number of cases was attributable to. -Mr. W. Johnson said that in his neighbourhood (Broughton Hall and Hawarden) the Sunday Closing Act had been a great boon. They had no Sunday drunkenness now.—The Chair- man impressed upon magistrates the desirability of strictly enforcing the law against those publicans, who, without proper inquiry, sold drink to so-called bona-fide travellers." A" bona. fide traveller should be a person who either for work or some other proper cause had undertaken the journey. CATTLE DISEASE. It was announced that all restrictions upon animals being removed from any part of North Wales into Flintshire had been removed; and the court paid a high compliment to the chief constable for the efficient way in which the orders of the authority had been carried out. GENERAL BUSINESS. On the motion of the chairman, the court decided that a sum not exceeding 1.3000 be granted for the purchase of land and the building of a new police- station at Rhyl. The court also sanctioned the ex- penditure of ZCSOO upon the building of a courthouse and improvement of police station at Overton, on the motion of Mr. Peel, seconded by Mr. Howard. It was further decided, on the motion of the Rev. Mr. Puleston, to sell the old lock-up at Bangor.— Mr. W. Johnson, who had given notice of a motion in favour of contributing towards the liquidation of the Dee Bridge tolls, withdrew the motion in defer- ence to the feeling of the court. A rate of £ d. in the il, producing L1482 16s. 9d., and a police rate of td. in the Ll, producing J6847 6s. 9d., were made. TRIAL OF PRISONERS TO-DAY, The trial of prisoners commenced this (Wednes- day) morning at the County Hall, before J. Scott Bankes, Esq. (chairman), who was accompanied on the Bench by P. B. Davies-Cooke, Esq., E. Thompson, Esq., C. P. Morgan Esq., Thomas Bate, Esq., and W. Thom, Esq. The usual formalities having been gone through, the following gentlemen were sworn on THE GRAND JURY. Mr. William Hull, Northop (foreman). Mr. Thomas Bellis, High-street, Mold. Mr. James Denton, Royal Oak Hotel, Flint. 'Mr. Samuel Thomas Edwards, Flint. Mr. James Fielding, Rhyl. Mr. Charles Greenwood, Hawarden. Mr. Isaac Hughes, Bedol, Bagillt. Mr. William George Helsby, St. Asaph. Mr. Robert Jones, Grosvenor Mills. Bagillt. Mr. Thomas Jones, Timber Merchant, Northop. Mr. William George Jones, Mona Hotel, RhyL Mr. John Pierce, Rhyl. Mr. Laurence Hyslop, Saltney. Mr. Edwin A. Buttler, St. Asaph. Mr. A. G. Stroyan, George Hotel, Rhyl. Mr. B. Whittingham, Cefnybedd. In addressing the Grand Jury, the learned Chair- man said he was happy to tell them that the finances of the county were not at all, or very slightly increased from what they were that time last year, although several necessary improvements had been carried out in the county. There was a Bill before Parliament which would be carried, if the Govern- ment were allowed to carry it-he said allowed because of the obstruction which took place in the House of Commons-which was called the Local Govern- ment Bill, the. effect of which would be that next year he and the Grand Jury may possibly change places. Very many of the gentlemen he was addressing probably belonged to public bodies and were very well able to deal with public bodies and were very well able to deal with financial matters. They would have to appoint representatives under that Bill, and so also would the magistrates. Whether the humble individual who was then addressing them would be appointed on the Board or not, he could only say that he sh^fl jil-i.ce i m pi icit confidence in the persons who mi\ 1'1' ;,t,ed to d,-ni with the financial business oi iii I 'un-y. Hitherto he may say that the sole object ui the magistrates in dealing with the county business was to combine efficiency with economy. They had been called upon to go to some expense in building a police station at Rhyl, the repayment of the principal and interest of the money borrowed for which would be spread over a period of thirty years, so that they would have to pay part, and those who succeeded them would also have to pay part. There were two small subjects on which he wished to say a few words. One was the question of vagrancy, and the Chairman proceeded to explain the Berkshire system of dealing with tramps, which has been adopted in North Wales (a few Unions excepted). He said the great object was to'prevent the giving of indiscriminate relief, and it depended upon gentlemen such as he was addressing whether that tentative measuie was to prove successful. Tf persons persisted in giving relief to tramps passing thrciug < e country the system would not succeed, an begged of them not to give and to prevent t eir w -S and families from giving indiscriminate i-elief. At present they would not be asked to P^y Ti towards this system the necessary funds this yea, being provided by subscriptions among the magis- trate!, but he thought that next year, in order to bring the matter closer to their own feelings, they should be called upon to contribute towards the fund. The next subject to which he desired to call their attention was that of Sunday Closing. He was not desirous of discussing whether they considered the measure a right one, but now that it was law they should endeavour to carry it out. Petitions had been signed by a large majority of the people of Wales in favor of Sunday Closing, and there was doubt that those signatures had enor- mous weight with Parliament. As far as he had seen he was inclined to think that the Act had diminished drunkenness, but he was informed by the Chief Constable, who was in a better position to judge than he was, that it had not done so. He considered that there were two difficulties in the Act, the first being that it was too stringent, and the other the question of the bona fide traveller. On the question of stringency, he thought that the public-houses should be opened at a stated time on Sundays to enable the workingman to obtain a jug of beer, and to make Sunday not only a holy day but also a holiday. Dealing with the quee- tion of the bona fide traveller, he said he believed the latter was a biped very seldom seen in North Wales, and he expressed the opinion that it was absurd to think that because a man walked three miles he became a bona fide traveller. By the Licensing Act of 1874 it was provided that a publi- can must take all reasonable care to ascertain that the person calling at his house was a traveller, and a public-house occupier would certainly not be to blame in refusing drink to a person who was not able to give reasonable evidence that he was a bona fide traveller. One of the Grand Jurors asked whether it was competent to them to make a presentment on the question of Sunday Closing? The Chairman said he did not wish to prevent their doing so, but the matter was now law, and he did not think that a presentment would do much good. A DISGUSTING FELLOW. Evan Jones, labourer, 46 years of age, was charged with an indecent offence. The prisoner having been twice previously convicted as a rogue and a vagabond for offences of a like nature, the case was not presented to the grand nor petty jury in the ordinary way. Mr. E. H. Lloyd prosecuted, and the Chairman, in sentencing the prisoner, said he had already been in prison for a month, and he would be further imprisoned and kept to hard labor for a term of eleven calendar months. THEFTS AT FLINT. Jonah Evans, 26, faim labourer, pleaded guilty to having stolen an overcoat of the value of :Cl, the property of Mr. W. E. Bithell, at Flint; and further to having stolen a quart bottle of whisky the property of Mrs. Jane Scott, of the Ship Hotel, Flint, on the 29th of February last. Mr. A. P. Williams (instructed by Mr. R. J. Williams, of the firm of Messrs. Evans and Williams, Holywell and Flint), appeared for the prosecution. The prisoner was sentenced to six months' hard labor. A PRECIOUS LUCKY FELLOW. The Grand Jury returned no true bill against J. Weaver, 24, labourer, charged with stealing a pair of boots the property of Wm. Jones, of Halghton, on the 28th of February. The Chairman in order- ing the prisoner's release described him as a precious lucky fellow. A NEGLECTED YOUTH. John Oldfield, 15 labourer, was indicted for breaking and entering into the house of Ishmael Jones, at Cilcain, on the 1st of April, and stealing therefrom an overcoat and other articles of the value of 32s. The prisoner who appeared to be quite neglected by his parents, pleaded guilty and he was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labor. A petty jury was impannelled but they were not called upon to act in any of the four cases before the court.