F'ootball Notes and Matches. WALES V. IRELAND.—This match was played on Saturday at Cardiff. Wales won by 1 goal 2 tries to 2 touchdowns and 1 touch in goal. NORTHERN WELSH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.—The final tie in the above association was played at Rhyl on Saturday, between Bangor and Denbigh teams, the former winning by three goals to one. In the first half the Bangor men were hardly pressed, high wind being against them, but they held their own with much determination and good play. After change of ends they scored three goals to their opponents' one, also secured in the second half. OSWESTRY v. DRUIDS.—These clubs on Monday decided the final tie in the Wales and Border Counties Challenge Cup competition on Wrexham Racecourse, in the presence of between 4,000 and 5,000 spectators. The game was a very exciting one throughout. In the first half neither side scored. In the second half Oswestry scored once. and the Druids not at all, leaving the Oswestrians victors by one goal (J. Evans) to nil. HOLYWELL ROVERS V. A TEAM.—A match was played on Good Friday between the Rovers and a picked team under the captaincy of Mr. Joseph Hooson, on a field at Ffordd-fer. Hooson won the toss and defended the town goal. The play was commenced with vigour, and the Rovers succeeded in gaining the first point about five minutes from the start, and scored three more in rapid succession From a free kick by J. Eachus, J. E. Jones, dribbled the leather' towards the Rovers' quarters, and after a series of dodges eluded their backs and scored the first goal for his side. No further points were recorded to the credit of either side up to half- time. Change of ends gave the Rovers a slight hill in their favour, and they forced the plav. Subse- quently Hooson's team was credited with another goal. kicked by R. Jones. The Rovers afterwards C, had the game entirely in their hands, and scored a decisive victory by eleven goals to two. J. Eachus played well for the losers no aloo did their custudiau, and of their forwards J. E. Jones (right wing) was best. Teams:—Goal, R. Jones; backs, Kenyon and W. Jones; half-backs, A. Ellis, T. W. Roberta and E. Williams; right wing, F. Bramwell, W. J. Evans; left wing, R. Jones and E. Jones (captain) centre, W. T. Charlton. The other team was com- posed of:—Goal, J. Hooson; backs, J. Eachus and T. Conlon half-backs, Jos. E. Jones, E. Jones and W. A. Jones; right wing, J. E. Jones, Thos. H. Denton; left wing, R. Jones and J. F. Jones; centre, R. Jones. CAMBRIAN WANDERERS V. HOLYWELL ROVERS.—A match was played between these clubs on Easter Monday afternoon, on a field at Ffordd-fer, which attracted more than ordinary interest. The match was arranged for the purpose of devoting the gate- money. after defraying the expenses, to the funds of the Flintshire Dispensary, and judging by the number of tickets sold and the receipts at the field, the persons who organized the match will be able to hand over a tolerably good surplus to the funds of the useful institution. The receipts would, doubtless have been much greater had the elements been more favorable for out-door exercise, a bitterly cold wind prevailing and occasional showers of rain falling whilst the game was proceeding. The Wanderers won the toss, and posted themselves at the town goal, and for the first few minutes they appeared as though they would give the Rovers some difficulty in keeping their ground free from invasion. The Rovers, however, played well together, and before half-time was called they had lowered the Wanderer's colours, and scored one goal to their favor. Change of ends did not improve the fortunes of the Wanderers, who had almost all along to play on the defensive against the plucky assaults of the Rovers, who added two more goals to their credit before the match ended. The Wanderers played under considerable disadvantage from want of practice, and also from the fact that some of their best players—former members of the Holywell Club-failed to appear, and their places had to be hurriedly filled up. The match ended by three goals to nil for the Rovers. The teams W3re Cambrian Wanderers: --Goal, T. Hughes backs, H. Askew and D. J. Thomas, Bagillt; half-backs, David Williams (captain), J. Eachus and H. F. Jones; forwards, W. E. Jones, George Evans, A. Caradoc Williams and J. H. Jones, Greenfield; centre forward, G. D. Edwards, Everton umpire, T. C. Griffiths. Holywell Rovers-goal, R. Jones backs, W. R. Kenyon and W. Jones; half-backs, G. Hughes, A. Ellis and E. Williams; forwards, W. J. Evans, E. Jones (captain), W. F. Bramwell and Robert Jones centre forward, W. T. Charlton; umpire, J. W. Hughes. Referee, Mr. J. J. Williams. During the afternoon the Battalion Band of the Flintshire and Carnarvonshire Rifle Volunteers (under the leadership of Bandmaster Edw. Jones), played a selection of music on the ground, having generously given their services gratis. — —
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HOLYWELL. HIGHWAY BOARD MEETING. The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Thursday last, at the Court-house, when the following waywardens were present :—Mr. St. John Charlton (chairman), Rev. T. Z. Davies, Mr. Isaac Taylor, vice-chairman (Bagillt), Mr. H. W. Thorn (Caerwys), Mr. William Thomas (Plas- newydd), Mr. R. Jones (Merllyn), and Mr. Edw. Hughes (Pentre), Mr. H. A. Cope (clerk) and Mr. Henry Judd (surveyor). ROUTINE. The wages sheets for the past month were examined and found correct by the Chairman. The minutes of the last Board were read by the Clerk and were duly confirmed. CHANGE OF DATE. Mr. R. Jones (Merllyn), in accordance with his notice of motion given at the last Board, said that he was desired by members of the Board who were farmers to propose that the Board's meeting be changed to the first Friday in the month, as previously held, to meet their convenience, the monthly fair being held on that day. He said it was immaterial to him when the Board's meetings were held, but he was nsked by a number of the farmers to put the matter before the Board. He, however, was of opinion that it would be better for him to wait until there were more waywardens Eresent before he brought his motion forward, and e suggested that they waited for half an-hour to allow more members to be present.—Mr. Isaac Taylor and Mr. Thorn objected to waiting.—The Chairman said that he could withdraw his motion and bring it forward at another meeting if he wished to do so.—The Rev. T. Z. Davies asked him to move the question, and he would oppose it.—Mr. William Thomas observed that as that meeting was the laSi Of present year, and the next meeting would be of the new Board, it would be advisable to allow the new waywardens to fix the dates of their meetings.—The Chairman was desirous of obliging the farmers, and he mentioned that the day had been changed to meet the convenience of the Board of Guardians, but he would advise Mr. Jones to adopt Mr. Thomas' suggestion.—The Rev. T. Z. Davies said that the Guardians gave one day a fortnight for the work jf the parish, and the Highway Board ought to accommodate them by allowing the meeting to be held on the same day as the meeting of the Guardians.—Mr. Jones accord- ingly withdrew his motion with the intention of bringing it forward at the next Board.—Mr. Wm. Thomas said that the recent change in the date of meetings had put the Vestry-meeting of his parish to some disadvantage as regards the making of the new rate, and he enquired what the next precept for the highway rate would amount to, as the overseers having made the parish rates, were wishful to make ample provision for the highway calls ?-The Clerk stated that the precept would be similar to the last one issued.—The Chairman said as this was the last meeting of the year he would like to know what amount of money the Board had in hand.—The Clerk said that after paying the expenses incurred this month there would be remaining in the bank about £100 to the credit of the Board. TURNPIKE TRUST. The Clerk stated that he was desired by the Commissioners of the Flint, Holywell, and Mostyn Turnpike Trust, to refer to the Highway Board a letter received from the Local Government Board, regarding the expiration of the Turnpike Trust, and. to obtain the view of the Board in the matter. It stated in the letter that the Select Committee, to whom the case of the Flint, Holywell, and Mostyn Turnpike Trust was to be referred, would be shortly appointed, and it was requested that the Turnpike Commissioners would state whether it was their intention to apply to such Committee for the continuance of their powers, beyond the 1st of November next, which is the date of the expiration of the Act.—The Clerk stated that the Commissioners had no intention of applying for an extension of the trust.—The Chairman said that in a manner of speaking the Act practically expired in August next, but there were three months allowed as a kind of grace.—The Rev. T. Z. Davies said he was told that the trust possessed the power to extend their term for another year.—The Chairman stated that the Select Committee as a rule refused to grant extensions and it would be of no use for the Commissioners to apply.—Mr. W. Thomas was of the same opinion as the Chairman in that respect, and he mentioned that the Select Com- mittee was purposely formed for the abolishment of Turnpike Trusts.—The Rev. T. Z. Davies asked whether an instance was known of the term of a turnpike trust having been extended.—The Clerk answered that there had been when the trust was in debt.—The Chairman mentioned that the forwarding of the letter to the Commissioners was simply a matter of form.—It was ultimately, on the motion of the Rev. T. Z. Davies, seconded by Mr. R. Jones, resolved to refer the subject to the considera- tios of the next meeting.—The signing of cheques concluded the business of the meeting. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LOCAL BOARD. The annual meeting of the members of the Local Board was held on Wednesday morning, when there were present—Messrs. H. A. Cope (chairman), R. Sankey, J. Garner, E. J. Davies, J. E. Jones, E. Bryan, R. Lloyd, and D. Williams (Cross-street). Deputy'clerk—Mr. P. H. Roberts Surveyor—Mr. Joseph Jones. RE-ELECTED MEMBERS. The Deputy-clerk produced a certificate signed by the Chairman as returning officer of the re- 1 election unopposed, of the following members of the Board—Messrs. Jas. Williams, E. J. Davies, John Carman, John Jones, and David Williams (High- street). Mr. E. J. Davies as the only re-elected member present, made and signed the necessary declaration. ATTENDANCES FOR THE YEAR. The following list of attendances for the past year was read, there having been 27 meetings held during the year.—Mr. Bryan, 27 Mr. Cope, 20 Mr. Carman, 19; Mr. J. LI. Price, 19 Mr. Garner, 17; Mr. D. Williams (Shop-y-groes), 17 Mr. D. "Williams (High-street), 15 Mr. Jas. Hughes, 14; Mr. J. E. Jones, 13; Mr. E. J. Davies, 11; Mr. R. Lloyd, 10; Mr. John Jones, 9; Mr. Jas. Williams, 9; Mr. R. Sankey, 5; Mr. J, T. Eachus, 4. Thirty committee meetings were held in addition to the above. THE ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. The Chairman said that the next business was the election of chairman for the current year.—Mr. Bryan said before they proceeded to elect another chairman, he had great pleasure in moving a vote of thanks to Mr. Cope for presiding during the past year. He had had the pleasure of attending every meeting of the Board during the past year, and he (Mr. Bryan) was there to bear testimony to the able and very impartial manner in which he had acted (hear, hear.) He only hoped Mr. Cope's successor would discharge the duties of the chair as ably and as fairly as he had done.—Mr. E. J. Davies seconded the motion, which was put to the meeting by Mr. Sankey, and was unanimously carried.— In acknowledging the vote, the Chairman said that he was obliged to them for the kind manner in which the proposition had been proposed and received. It had been not only a duty but a pleasure for him to attend the meetings, but of course a chairman could not carry on the business without the co-cperation of the members, and he had to thank them all for the hearty manner in which they had worked together, and he thought they may congratulate them- selves on the fact (hear, hear).—Mr. Bryan remarked that he understood that Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Davies were prepared to propose a gentleman to occupy the chair during the present year, but he was informed by Mr. Davies that the gentleman referred to would not accept the post, otherwise he should have had pleasure in supporting him. Although he also had a gentleman to propose as chairman he should not do so if Mr. Lloyd would bring forward his proposition.—Mr. Lloyd said he believed that the gentleman he referred to-Mr. J. Lloyd Price-would not accept the office.—Mr. Bryan said in that case he begged to propose Mr. John Jones, who was one of the oldest members of the Board, but he bad not yet had the honor of passing through the chair.—Mr. David Williams seconded the motion, which was carried unani- mously.—In the absence of Mr. John Jones, Mr. Cope was requested to occupy the chair for the remainder of the meeting. COMMITTEES. The usual committees were appointed, and there being no change in the constitution of the Board, the committees were re-appointed rn-bloc, Mr. Cope, the retiring chairman being appointed a member of the Lighting and Highway Committee in the place of Mr. John Jones, who as chairman is ex-officio member of each committee and on the motion of Mr. Bryan, seconded by Mr. E. J. Davies, Mr. Cope's name was added to the Sanitary and Market Committees. On the suggestion of Mr. Sankey his name was omitted from the Market Committee, and that of Mr. Bryan substituted. THE TREASURERSHIP. It was resolved that Mr. Marsden, manager of the National Provincial Bank, be appointed treasurer of the Board in the place of Mr. John Owen, conditionally on that gentleman accepting the office. COLLECTOR'S REPORT. The Collector reported that since the hst meeting he had paid the sum of 1140 to the treasurer, and he had taken proceedings against all defaulters so as to have all the arrears of the rate collected before a new one was made. RE-APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS. On the motion of Mr. Robert Lloyd, seconded by Mr. Sankey, it was unanimously resolved that Mr. K. M. Lloyd, medical officer of health, and Mr. E. M. Evans, inspector, be re-appointed to their respective offices for the year ending at lady-day next. MEDICAL OFFICER'S ANNUAL REPORT. The annual report of Mr. K M. Lloyd, the medical officer of health, was read. During the past year the number of births registered was males, 39 females, 37 total, 76. The number of deaths was 58; a considerable decrease on that for the year 1882, which was 70—thus giving a death 9 11 rate cf 17'38 per 1000, against 25'88 for the previous year. The causes of death were, measles, 4; whooping cough, 6; fever, 1; phthisis, 7; bronchitis and pneumonia, 12 heart disease, 4 injury, 1 other diseases, 23 total, 58. From the tabulated form it appeared that the bulk of deaths occurred amongst infants and aged persons, ten only having died between the ages of 5 and 60 years. A summary of the work done during the year was submitted, including improvements in drainage &c., at Bryn- ford Bank, Bagillt-street, Rose Hill, Summer Hill, High-street, Bell and Antelope yard, Whitford- street, and Panton Place. Attention was called by the Medical Officer to the filthy and insanitary con- dition of some out-offices in various parts of the town also to a drain containing the overflow from a cesspool in Brynford-street. The drain emptied itself into the open gutter by the side of the road, and in warm weather was a source of great annoyance to the neighbours. There was also on the other side of the road a privy without cesspool or ashpit, but simply emptied itself into an open drain that runs in front of the cottages. There was also a midden in the New-road opposite Chapel-street, which is a nuisance to the neighbours and passers- by, the contents often J flowing into the path-way. He had also to state that the main sewer from the tanyard to the top of the railway cutting on the north-east side of the town was in a most insanitary condition, and he would recommend to the committee the laying down of earthenware pipes along this portion of the sewer. With these few exceptions he was happy to state that the sanitary condition of the district had greatly improved since his last report. The recommendations of the Medical Officcr were referred to the Sanitary Committee. THE MARKET HALL. The Market Inspector submitted a list of the stall holders in the Market Hall who were in arrear in the payment of their rents, and it was agreed that the Clerk should write demanding payment of the amounts due. WATERING AND CARTING. Tenders were received for watering the streets of the town from the 17th of April to the 17th of August next; and for carting the street scrapings from the 17th of April to the 17th of April, 1885, the scrapings to be the property of the contractor. —Mr. John Ellis, Ivy House, offered to undertake the work for the sum of £ 32 10s. Od. Mr. Evan Jones, Clifton House, offered to cart the street scrapings for the sum of X12 and Mr. John Holmes, Whitford-street, tendered for the watering of the streets for the sum of Ll S. -The Clerk stated that the whole of the work was undertaken last year for the sum of Y,30.-Ori the motion of Mr. E. J. Davies, seconded by Mr. Garner, the tender of Mr. Evan Jones was accepted: and on the pro- position of Mr. David Williams, seconded by Mr. Bryan, the tender of Mr. John Holmes, for watering the streets was also accepted. AN ADOPTED PLAN. A plan was submitted by Mr. Edward Booley, Brynford-street, of a new house about to be erected by him on the site of an old house, ou his property. The plan was stated to be within the requirements of the by-laws of the Board, and on the motion of Mr. E. J. Davies, seconded by Mr. Garner, it was unanimously passed. THE STREET ORSTRUCTION QUESTION.—A PECULIAR DISCUSSION. In accordance with the directions of the last Board the Surveyor produced a list of eight tradesmen in High-street, who obstructed the parapet by exposing their goods thereon.—Mr. Garner (jocularly): I thought I was the least to do anything in that way. Mr. Lloyd, I am sorry to be classed with you.—Mr. Lloyd: You must keep quiet now (laughter).—Mr. Garner You see what comes if you keep the com- pany of crows (renewed laughter).—The Chairman Well, gentlemen, do you wish to say anything on this matter ? Mr. Lloyd, I suppose you plead guilty ?—Mr. Garner: I think Mr. Lloyd should pay a rent for the place he uses, and I do not think he can have any great objection to doing so.—The Chairman Well, have we anything to say on this matter or are we to let it drop.—Mr. Lloyd I think it is the wisest thing to let it drop.—The Chairman: Then if it is to drop, it must be understood that the "little men" are not to be interfered with.—In reply to Mr. E. J. Davies, who asked what was the meaning of that list, it was stated that the Surveyor had complained that Mr. Seth Holmes had obstructed the parapet with a table on which he exposed goods for sale. The complaint first originated with some people in the Market Hall, and the Board considered that as some gentlemen obstructed the parapets in perhaps a more aggravated form than Mr. Holmes, the Surveyor was instructed to prepare a list of all tradesmen who placed their goods on the parapet.— Mr. Bryan I propose that the return be left on the table for six months.—Mr. Lloyd: I second it.—The Chairman I should not pass any resolution on the matter for really we will be only stultifying our- selves.—Mr. Sankey How do you propose to give an answer to the tradesmen in the Market Hall ? —Mr. Lloyd There is only one party that this grievance arises from, and it is Mr. Seth Holmes.— Mr. Garner: And that is perhaps because he has re- moved out of the Market Hall.—Mr. Lloyd: Do you not think that it arises from a little jealousy ?-The Chairman: Well, gentlemen, it has been proposed that we should do nothing in this matter.—Mr. Lloyd This question has been on the table to my own knowledge for the past twenty years.—The Chairman What we ought to do then is to repeal the by-laws.—Mr. Lloyd Yes, for we ought to encourage the tradesmen as much as possible, and not to discourage them.-The Chairman I quite agree with you that we ought to give the trades- men every encouragement, but we must not sit on the "little men" and leave others alone.—Mr. Lloyd I showed Mr. Garner the other day that he could drive his horse and trap on the parapet in front of my shop.—Mr. E. J. Davies: I know a certain shop in High-street where the parapet in front of it is entirely blocked up, andpersons wish- ing to pass have to walk into the street.- Mr. Lloyd: Then that ought to be stopped.—Mr. E. J. Davies: Then our by-laws are of no use. It will appear' very certain that Mr. Seth Holmes has gained a decided victory over the Local Board. —The Clerk It should be understood that the by- laws are not a dead letter, for they are still in force and it remains with the Local Board to put them in operation.—Mr. E. J. Davies I should be sorry to prosecute Mr. Holmes for a breach of the by-laws individually.—Mr. Lloyd How far did the table project into the street.—The surveyor:—About two feet.—Mr. Lloyd That would be an obstruction as the parapet opposite his shop is very narrow. I sup- pose you would allow one foot ?-The Surveyor The Board must decide that.—Mr. Lloyd I think that a projection of two feet on such a narrow pavement is too much.—The Chairman I consider it more dangerous to have goods carried into the street. Any person driving a young horse past those goods has to be exceedingly careful.— Mr. Lloyd I think it better to let things go on as they are.—Mr. Bryan I would suggest that the matter be referred to the Lighting and Highway Committee, and that they report upon it. I would be sorry that it (should be thought that we have I made by-laws and then that we do not carry them out.—Tn reply to questions the Clerk said the provisions as to street obstructions were in the "Towns Police Clauses Act," which was incor- porated with the by-laws, He did not think the police would take action in the matter on their own responsibility in a town where a local authority was established.—Mr. E. J. Davies: This is a nice state of affairs, when we are putting a stumbling block in the way of progress.—Mr. Garner: I shall be very glad to remove any stumbling block there may be in front of my premises. —Mr. R. Lloyd: But you have not got a good pavement in front of your shop, so it is all very well for you to make propositions on the matter (laughter).—The Clerk: What resolution is to be passed on the matter ?—The Chairman: I cannot say. There is no doubt that we are stultify- ing ourselves, as we have dor, j for years.—Mr. Lloyd But the matter can bo left in abeyance, can it not.—Mr. Garner seconded the motion to refer the matter to the Committee, and the matter then dropped. GREAT CATTLE FAIR AT HOLYWELL. It was reported that 140 farmers and others had signed a requisition for the holding of cattle, horses, sheep and pig fairs in Holywell on the first Friday in each month. On the motion of Mr. Bryan, seconded by Mr. Lloyd, it was resolved that steps should be taken to make it generally known that the monthly fairs at Holywell were open for the sale of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, &c. The arrangements were left in the hands of the Market Committee who were empowered to incur an expense of not exceeding £ 12 in giving due publicity to the fact.
PRESTATYN". INCOME TAX COMMISSIONERS.—The London Gazette contains a notice issued by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue convening a meeting of the Land Tax Commissioners to be held at Gladstone-build- ings, Kinmel-street, Rhyl, on 29th May, at 11 a.m., for the purpose of choosing fit and proper persons to be commissioners to supply vacancies amongst the commissioners for the general purposes of the income tax for the division of Prestatyn.
ST. ASAPH. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS.—The following is the result of contested elections, the asterisk denoting the old guardians :—Parish of Abergele—*Mr. Davies Edwards, 319 votes (elected) *Mr. William Ellis, 286 (elected); *Mr. John Vaughan, 267 (elected) *Mr. John David Jones, 246 (elected) Mr. William Littler, 165; Mr. Hugh Williams, 107; Mr. Henry Edwards, 94 Mr. Elias Roberts, 92 and Mr. Peter Williams, 87. Parish of Denbigh- *Mr. Edward Angel, 216 votes (elected) *Mr. Robert Davies, 195 (elected) *Mr. John Knowles, 186 (elected) Mr. Thomas Williams, 142; Mr. Thomas Roberts, 124 Mr. David Hughes, 120; and Mr. Alfred Ashford, 104. Parish of Meliden- Mr. William Williams, 117 votes (elected) *Rev. Thomas Price, 90.
♦ DENBIGH. NORTH WALES ENGLISH CALVINISTIC METHODIST CONFEREXCE.-This conference will be held at Denbigh, on Thursday (to-day), when Principal Edwards, M.A., University College, Aberystwith, and others will attend. The various meetings will be presided over by Messrs. J. R. Davies, Menai Bridge; C. Hughes, Wrexham; and T. Williams, Birkenhead. Mr. John Robins Rogers writes as follows from Plas Conah, Denbigh :—Your readers will be in- terested in hearing that the notes of the cuckoo were plainly heard this morning (Maundy Thursday) in the Vale of Clwyd. The sound was very indis- tinct at first, but nearly two hours afterwards the songster took courage and trilled forth lustily. The Welsh call him y cethlydd," and say it is a good omen if he sings before Lent is over. POLICE COURT.-At the County Police Court on Wednesday.—Isaac Jones, Llanrhaiadr, was charged with killing game without a licence. Owing to his youth, he was let off on payment of 10s. fine and costs.—William Jones, an old poacher was charged by P.C. Richards, Llanefydd, with having in his possession six rabbits, on the 3rd April.—Edward Roberts was charged with a similar offence at the same time he having five rabbits and a large net in his possession. -Jones did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension.—Robert Roberts, and Edward Roberts, both of Denbigh, were taken before Mr. E. T. Jones, on Wednesday, and-re- manded on a charge of breaking into tlio Talbot Hotel. DENBIGHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions commenced on Thursday at Denbigh. Capt. Griffith Boscawen presided. The Lord Lieutenant (Major West) proposed a vote of condolence to Her Majesty the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Albany, on the death of Prince Leopold. Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., seconded the motion, which was carried. A long discussion arose as to the Government action in reference to the Shrewsbury and Holyhead road passing through North Wales. The Government were prepared to give only jE50 per mile towards the repair of the road, which has to be taken over. Some of the counties desired to go before the Select Committee of the House of Commons to get more, but this court refused to do that, and accepted the Government grant, and further resolved to ask the Government to declare it an ordinary main road, and not a county road with toll-gates, as was desired by Carnarvon, Anglesea, and Merioneth. The Chief-constable was allowed to purchase six telescopes for the use of the police, which would enable them in such a district to observe what was going on without themselves being observed. The court discussed at great length the request of the Clerk of the Peace that the county would allow themselves to be a party to a friendly action in the higher courts to decide the question whether he could retain the office of clerk to the Ruthin justices and that of clerk of the peace. The court by a majority of four would not adopt that course. The Lord-Lieutenant and Colonel Hughes were appointed to represent the court on a joint committee of North Wales to decide questions as to the classifi- cation of lunatics, the providing of an asylum for Wales for idiot children, and the enlargement of the present asylum. The court refused an allowance towards the fund for freeing the Dee Bridge from tolls. The Chief-constable reported the indictable offences for the quarter as 16, persons apprehended 18, offences determined summarily 550, convicted 475, larcenies 16, property stolen £G7 5s. Id. The figures were larger generally than last quarter. These sessions were continued on Saturday before Captain Boscawen and a full bench of magistrates. In charging the grand jury the Chairman alluded to the fact that the calendar was heavier than usual, and he congratulated the agriculturists that at length thewhole of North Wales was free from foot-and-mouth disease, and that cattle could now be freely moved there, and from Shropshire, though not yet from Cheshire. William Parry Jones, farmer's son, Abergele, had appealed against the decision of the Abergele, justices, who had sentenced him to two mouths' hard labour for being out at night-time killing game. It seemed, however, that he had abscouded to America, and his bail was estreated, and also that of two sureties in X30 each. Stephen Jones, the younger, of Ruthin, who, whilst taking part in a riot at Ruthin on Christmas- eve, with others, brutally assaulted Inspector Jones, was found guilty of a common assault only, and was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour.— William Smith and William Whitney were tuund not guilty of stealing a purse and money at Bangor. JohnDunstan, clerk, pleaded guilty to stealing a post order for X4 8s. Gd. also embezzling X 10 18s.; and also a further sum of Y,27, belonging to Mr. J. C. Jones, Llangollen. Prisoner pleaded that he had dealtwith £ 24,000 of prosecutor's, and in atemporary pecuniary difficulty he took the money, intending to refund it, and he made the confession to his master, who now recommended him to mercy. Sentenced to twelvemonths.—Catherine Ellen Jones, a respectable young woman, was sentenced to one month's hard labour for obtaining wearing apparel from Simon Williams, draper, Llanrwst, but let out on bail pending an appeal to a higher court on the point raised by Mr. Marshall, that there was no evidence of false pretences."—Grace Elizabeth Morrow, three months, for stealing 123 from Wm. Prodger, at Marchweil.—-Jacob Jones, labourer, for stealing Y,9 5s. lOd. from Ann Hughes, Ruabon, six months.-Peter Williams, colliery labourer (16), three months, for breaking into the shop of Benjamin Davies, Ruabon, and stealing money and goods, and his accomplice, Joseph Lloyd (13), let, out on his father's bail for his good behaviour. The Chairman attributed this to the reading of the bad litera- ture as to housebreaking, &c.
MOLD, DISTRICT UNION.—The quarterly meeting of the Flintshire Congregational District Union is to be held on Wednesday at Mold. The Rev. Owen Thomas, M.A., Holywell, who was elected chair- man of the district at the last meeting in Rhyl, will deliver an address on "Belief and Conduct," and matters of general interest will be considered. V ,3TRY MEETING.—The annual vestry was held ou Monday, at the Vestry-room, at the churchyard, I for the purpose of appointing churchwardens for the ensuing year and othor business, the Rev. Rowland Ellis, M.A., vicar, presiding. There were also present B. P. Davies Cooke, C. P. Morgan, T. T. Kelly, J. Corbet, S. Beresford, C. Candlin, &c.—The Vicar proposed as his warden B. P. Davies Cooke, Esq., and on the motion of Mr. W. Kelly, seconded by Mr. S. Beresford, C. P. Morgan, Esq., was appointed the parish warden for the ensuing year.—The following gentlemen were also ap- pointed as sidesmen :—Messrs. A. T. Keene, J. Corbett,W. Evans, W. P. Jones, Oliver Jones, and R. Barker. BANK HOLIDAY.-Tho Easter holidays have been observed in Mold for some years past, and this year was no exception to the rule. All the business establishments in the town were closed, and the holiday was observed by all classes. The weather was colder, and not so fine as on Friday neverthe- less the holiday was apparently well enjoyed. The early trains contained a good number of pleasure seekers to and from Mold. The Leet, Mod Fammau, and other favourite places in the neighbourhood were visited, and a number of townspeople went to Chester, Liverpool, &c. the annual sheep-dog trials at Ruthin, to which place cheap trains ran, also attracting some. The Baptists held their annual tea and social meeting, which was preceded by a sale of work (the surplus of a bazaar held a few months ago) in aid of the reduction of the debt on their place of worship. The Rev, Gethin Davies, B.A., professor at Llangollen College, pastor of the church, and other gentlemen took part in the proceedings.
HIGHWAY BOARD. The last meeting of the present board (previous to the annual meeting after the election of waywar- dens) was held on Wednesday, when the following waywardens were present :—Colonel Cooke (chair- man), Mr. John Lloyd (vice-chairman), Revs. Watkin Williams and David Jenkins, Messrs. James Bateman, Abel Jones, Jonathan Astbury, John Hughes and John Thomas, A. T. Keene (clerk), and Edward Roberts (surveyor). FINANCES. The Clerk produced the acconnts of tho board for the year ended the 25th of March last. There was a balance due to the treasurer, on his account, of X212 8s. 4d. The accounts shewed £1,021 4s lid had been spent on the main roads during the past year. It was ordered that £ 510 12s. 6d., being one half of the above amount, be debited to the county account. The Clerk reported that he had applied to the Court of Quarter Sessions for a pay- ment on account, and he also reported that there was a small sum duo from the county for the repairs of roads over county bridges. FOOTBRIDGE AT IIARTSHEATN. Mr. Roberts, the surveyor, stated that he had by request met thj surveyor of the Hawarden and Hope Highway Board with regard to a footbridge in the above locality, between the districts or boundaries of the two boards. There were certain repairs necessary to the bridge, and it was agreed that this board would pay half the cost of such repairs, and the surveyor was instructed to sec the work was done. THE FLINT, HOLYWELL AND MOSTYN TRUST. The Clerk reported that he had received a letter from the Clerk to the above trust (Mr. H. A. Cope, Holywell), stating that the trusteos had resolved not to apply for a-continuation of the trust after the 1st of November. VOTES OF THANKS. This being the last meeting of the present Board, the Chairman congratulated the members upon the business which had been transacted during the past year.—Votes of thanks to the chairman and vice-chairman for their services during the year were unanimously passed.
CONSERVATIVE MEETING AT MOLD A meeting was held at the rooms of the Mold Conservative Association on Monday evening week, when Mr. Williams,, the Conservative candidate for the boroughs attended and delivered an address. There was a large attendance, Mr. C. P. Morgan, the president of the association occupying the chair, and after the formal business of the evening, the chairman, in a short speech, introduced Mr. Williams to the meeting. In doing so, he said the Conservative cause had been championed repeatedly by their friend and neighbour, Capt. Pennant, and it would no doubt be a source of regret to learn that he was precluded from engaging again, or at all events for the present, in the turmoil of a contested election. They would not however, be short of a candidate, as Mr. Williams had stepped into the breach, and was prepared to do battle for them when the time came (cheers.) Mr. Williams then rose to address the meeting, and met with a cordial reception He said his chief difficulty was, to know where to begin and where to end. The history of the present Government was one of incompetency and failure, they acceded to power by a system of gross misrepresentation, and on the strength of alluring promises, all of which, after four years tenure of office remained unfulfilled. Amongst other things, they had promised to reverse the policy of the late Government, and to substitute for it a policy which would be the means of reviv- ing trade and promoting prosperity, as well as to establish a firm and durable basis-peace, content- ment and happiness. Now, he would ask any reasonable man, whether they could point to one single act of the present administration which had been received with satisfaction by the people of this country (cheers.) On the contrary, he thought it would be admitted, that the course of events had brought the Government into utter discredit at home and abroad, not be it remembered by any special efforts on the part of their opponents, but simply in consequence of their own blundering vacillation and incompetency (cheers). They had created an opinion against their policy, the mur- murings and complaints were general, and from Radicals and Conservatives alike, there was constantly thrown out a growl of discontent cheers,) They had attempted to reverse the policy of their pre- decessors, and made the country ridiculous in the eyes of the world—no one appeared to understand their course of action, or rather of inaction, and if one might judge from the constant changes of front, it seemed as though they did not understand them- selves (cheers.) It is perfectly true that the late Government were a Government of peace at any price, and yet, although they had to steer the bark of state in perilous times they managed to preserve the prestige of this country, and to keep the peace infinitely better than it had been done by the administration now in power (cheers.) They had 1 unceremoniously abandoned positions of the greatest possible importance to us, and which if the opinions of those considered competent to judge, were reliable, affected the security of our Indian empire. They had proved themselves adepts at "scuttling out," and were thoroughly familiar with the word surrender," though they too often, unhappily, combined therewith, a good deal of unnecessary fighting and bloodshed (cheers.) In whatever direction one looked abroad, confusion and anarchy attended all their efforts, and the results were such as to bring shame upon the name of England. In the interests of the country, he hoped the time was not far distant when this policy of see-saw would be swept away, and give place to a system of constitutional Government, which would enlist the confidence of the people (cheers.) The entire attention of the present administration, owing to their characteristic feebleness had been devoted to the solution of difficulties of their own creation, whilst there had been a perfect dearth of useful measures, of which the country stood in need. Incessant petty wars had completely paralyzed their efforts with regard to domestic legislation. The cost of Government, under so-callol Liberal rule, had steadily increased year by year, whilst nearly every marketable commodity had deteriorated. These were facts which could not be disputed, and which were making themselves felt in tho pockets of tax- payers (hoar, hear.) The question of local taxation was one that was lorcing itself upon tho notice of the country and its importance was only the other day endorsed by tho Tfonso of Commons, when it recorded a majority against, the Government on Mr. Pell's motion (cheers.) Th eGovernmont., however, i had on several occasions, silently accepted defeat, and their way of getting out of this difficulty, was by explaining that the question of local taxation was part of a scheme which they had under con- sideration (laughter.) They lurked questions of this character in favour of a Reform Bill which formed no part of their programme, when they were before the country, and as to which there was absolutely no evidence whatever that they cared one jot about it (cheers.) The Franchise Bill it was admitted, was only part of the greater question which involved redistribution of seats, and only dealt with half the question, that part of it in fact, which it was calculated would serve their own purpose, and benefit their own supporters (cheers.) He did not however think it would pass into law this session, and the constituencies would yet have a voice in the matter, and be asked to say yes or no, whether they approved of the present peddling system of Government, and he believed they would not further trust an administration that bad for- feited their confidence. Mr. Williams then shortly contrasted the acts and performances of Lord Beaconsfield's Government with that of Mr. Gladstone, which he said had been big with promise, but had turned out a source of mischief and utter disappointment (cheers.) A vote of thanks to Mr. Williams was moved by Mr. H. G. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Ackerley, Vice-president of the Association, and passed with acclamation. The proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
RUTHIN. SHEEP DOG TRIALS.—The third annual sheep dog trials were held at Ruthin on Monday, and continued until late in the evening, in consequence of the numerous entries. About £ 40 was offered in prizes, in five classes. Some splendid dogs were entered' The attendance of people from all parts was very large. The competitions took place in Ruthin Oastle Park, lent by the Lord Lientenant. The results were-Local Stakes 1, W. Jones's (Gyffy- lliog) Clyde; 2, John Jones's (Gyffylliog) Shank; 3, W. Jones's (Gyffylliog) Handy. All Comers' Stakes: 1, H. Jones's (Llanfairfechan) Rover 2, W. H. Jones's (Llangwm) Jet 3, J. L. Roberts's (Minora) Fan; equal 4, John Evans's (Llaubedr) Handy, and Dr. Edwards's (Cerrigydruidion) Carlo. Ruthin Castle Stakes: 1, Dr. Edwards's (Cerrigy- druidion) Carlo 2, Thomas Jones's (Llanfihangel) Bob; 3, John Jones's (Gyffylliog) Shank. Exhibition Dogs 1, Mr. Robert Blezard's (Pool Park) Bruce 2, John Jones's (TyNewydd) Moss 3, John Evans's (Llanbodr) Yarrow II. Exhibition Bitches: 1, Dr. Edwards's (Cerrigydruidion) Wess; 2, John Evans's (Llanbedr) Handy; 3, W. Davies's (Llysfasi) Jess.
THE PRICE OF BREAD. COMPLAINTS having reached us of the excessive charge made in several places for the quartern or four-pound loaf, we have taken the trouble to as- certain from our district, reporters the price charged by bakers in their respective neighbourhoods. These reports are instructive. In some instances bread is not sold by weight. We need scarcely say that this is a direct breach of the law. Bakers are com- pelled to weigh their bread, and ought to weigh it as butchers do their beef and grocers their groceries The discrepancies in the price are not greater than one would anticipate, although in some places the charges are, considering the low price of wheat, excessive. There arc relative degrees of flour, and this probably accounts—in some instances-for the difference in price. For example, there is a well- known firm of bakers in this city who always charge one half-penny per four-pound loaf more than the other bakers, and transact a very large business, proving that people will cheerfully pay for quality if they are not robbed in quantity. A daily paper says, however, that Bakers are buying their flour at 32s. per sack. Each sack of flour realises 95 loaves of bread and if each loaf realises 6d., that is 48s. per sack, the exorbitant margin of profit is 50 per cent. Yet nobody can make out why bread is so dear." The following are the reports received by us AUDLEM.—At Thurman's shop 5d., and at Wood's shop 5 £ d. These are the two principal bakers in 2 the place. BEESTON. -'I As a rule we bake the bread we use, purchasing the flour from the miller. When we do buy bread, on the occasions of having no barm, &c, the loaf appears to be sold from carts coming round the district irrespective of weight, at least I do not hear that any are weighed upon delivery, and the price is generally 6d. I don't think the loaves (price 6d.) are weighed in the shops about here." BUCKLEY.—" In reference to your circular, I made inquiries of the five principal bakers in the place, and give you results hereon. No. 1 says, a loaf weighing 3^1bs. for 6d., 4lbs. of bread would be 7d; No. 2, a loaf weighing 61bs. within 2ozs. for lOd., a loaf weighing 31bs. within loz. for 6d. No. 3, a loaf weighing 3,}-lbs. for 5d., of the best bread No. 4, a loaf weighing 3!lbs. for 6d., if we sell by r!1 4 the pound we charge 2d. per lb. No. 5, the best bread is 2d. per lb., but the usual and ordinary bread is l per lb," CHESTER.—The four-pound loaf 5id. in one p instance; bakers charge 6d., and one or two 6-d, d. The baker who charges 5d. is said to have left the baker's ring." CONNAH'S QUAY. Best bread, 2d. per lb., Dommon lid, per lb. at E, P. Jones', 4lbs. for 6d., 51bs. for Gd. CREWE.—5d. and 5Ad. per 41b. loaf. FAR.VDO.-T. "I beg to say in reply to your inquiry that 41b. loaves are sold in this neighbourhood at 6d." FziNT. -Price of bread: "The bread is not sold by weight here. The price varies from ltd. to 2d. per lb. for the best bread. I weighed what is called a sixpenny loaf, and it was just 31bs. A 101b. loaf (not so white, composed of 2nds and 3rds), can be bought for Is. The bulk of the bread throughout the town is home-made." FRODSHAM.—The prices of a 41b. loaf in this neighbourhood are 5d. and fJd. HAWARDEN.—" If made of best flour 6d. pro- bably. but not sold by weight; if of seconds flour 6d. Bread is not sold by weight here at all. The loaves arc called 6d. and Is. I called at one shop to-night, and a shilling loaf was put in the scale and it weighed 6 1-lbs. This was made of best flour." HOLYW LL.-Tbf,, price of a 41b. loaf in this district we are told is 6i. HOYLAKE.—The price of the 41b. loaf in Hoy lake is 6d., and the best bread 7d. MALPAS.-Bread is not generally sold here by the 41b. loaf, but in 3d., 6d. and Is. loaves. The price varies a little, but ld. per lb. is about the general price going. MOLD.—6d. NANTWICII.-51d.. recently reduced from 6d. NESTON.—The price of the 41b. loaf in Neston is 6d. ROCK FERRY.—The price of the very best bread is 7d. for the 41b. loaf, seconds 6d, ROSSET.-The 6d. loaf sold here contains 3lbs. of flour. A 41b. loaf would therefore be about Gfd. nearly 7d. SANDBACH.—The general price of the 41b. loaf in this district is 5d. There is a small quantity of inferior quality sold at 4.5cl., and some little of extra quality at 6d. TARPORLEY, In accordance with your request I have endeavoured to ascertain the price of the 41b. loaf in Tarporley. I find there is but one baker in the town who makes a 41b. loaf, and he sells it at Gd. The other bakers all sell a sixpenny loaf, but they vary the weight according to the price of flour. Their best bread, at the present time, would not weigh quite 4lbs. for 6d TARVIN.—In reply to yours of this morning, a 41b. loaf in our district is sold at 6d." TATTENHALL.—The price charged here is 6d. WIIITCILUECII. -Bakers here charge 6d. for the 41b. loaf. WINSFORD.—The price of the lib. loaf in this district is 5Jd. 2 WREXHAM.—" I made enquiries with two or three of our bakers in answer to your note of this morn- ing about the 41b. loaf. All said about the same, that it would be from 5d. to Gd., and some of the fancy bread, 7d.-Cliestc,- Chronicle.
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Markets and Fairs. HOLYWELL MARKET—FRIDAY. Wheat, per hobbet of 168 lbs 12s. Od. to 14s Od. Barley 147 lbs 8a. Od." Ils. 6d. Oats 105lbs 6s. 6d. 8s. Od. Beans" ISO lbs 12s. Od. 13s. Od. PRODUCE Clover Hay, per ton 80s. Od. 95s. Od. Meadow 70s. Od. 80s. Od. WheatStraw, 50s. Od. 60s. Od. Barley Straw, 3o8. od. 35s Od. Oat Straw, 40s. Od. 45s. Od Potatoes, per 224 lbs Gs. 6d. 88. 00. Beef per lb to IOd. yeal lOd. Mutton" 9d. lid. Pork 7d. 8d. Fowls per couple 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. Fresh butter per lb is. 7d. Eggs 16 1s. Od. Metals and Mining. THE METAL MARKET:— LEAD: „ £ s. d. £ s d. English pig, common 11 10 0—11 12 6 LB 11 15 0-11 17 6 W.B. 12 0 0-12 2 6 sheet and bar 12 10 0- pipe 12 17 6— red 15 10 0- white 16 10 0-19 0 0 patentshot. 14 15 0- Spauish 11 0 0- SrBLTER:— Silesian, ordinary brands. 14 7 6-14 12 6 special brands 14 12 6-14 17 6 English, Swansea 15 2 6— COPPER :— Tough cake and ingot 59 0 0-60 0 0 Best selected 60 0 0-61 0 0 Sheets and sheathing 65 0 0-61 0 0 Flat bottoms. 68 0 0-70 0 0 NOTES ON THE MAII.KETS.- Vory little business has been doing for some time in lead mines, the price of lead remaining much too low to encourage capitalists to invest in them. LEAD ORES SOLD. Mine. T. c. per ton. Purchasers. Foxdale 100 0 S 17 6 Walker, Parker & Co. Pier relit te 70 0 10 17 0 Quirk, Barton & Co. Taukerville. 30 0 6 12 6 Ditto. Pennerley 50 0 6 12 6 Ditto. South Darren 3 J 0 11 12 6 Panther Lead Co. BLENDE SOLD. Mine. T. G, per ton. Purchaser. Roman Gravels. 30 0 1 IS 6 English Crown Co.
TICKETINGS FOR LEAD ORE, AT THE KING'S HEAD HOTEL, HOLYWELL. April 10th, 1S84. Mine T per ton Purchasers. Talargoch 15 7 5 0 Quirk, Barton & Co. Ditto 10 7 17 6 Walker, Parker & Co. Rhosesmor 50 7 9 6 Quirk, Barton & Co. Fron Hall.. 13 6 13 6 Ditto. Halkyn Mines 25 7 7 6 Walker, Tarker & Co.