HOLYWELL. THE CYCLIsTs.-Thc members of this club met on Saturday last, and enjoyed a run together to Rhyl. The weather was very fine, and the run was much enjoyed by the enthusiastic wheelmen." 1ST FLINT AND CARNARVON VOLUNTEERS. The D Company (Holywell) will parade at the Armoury, on Saturday, the 3rd of May next, at G o'clock, for a March-out. Further orders will be given. ELECTION OF A MEDICAL OFFICER. A spocial general meeting of the subscribers to the Flintshire Dispensary will be held at Holywell on Wednesday next, for the purpose of appointing a successor to Mr. R. Musgravc Whitham, M.B., who has resigned the office of house surgeon to the institu- tion. Nauru W ALES ASSIZES.-The commission for the assizes for the counties of North Wales was opened at Carnarvon on Tuesday, by Mr. Justice Smith. There are six cases in the calendar, the offences being—Arson 1, fraudulent bankruptcy 1, burglary 2, bigamy 2. Two of the cases are from Anglesey, two from Carnarvon, and the remainder from Denbighshire. Robert Roberts, 26, and Edward Roberts, 22, for stealing ;a jar of gin at Denbigh, were sentenced the former to 16 and the latter to 10 months' hard labour. Thos. Wyatt, 52, for obtaining money and goods by false pretences at Abergele, sentenced to two months' hard labour. THE LATE AIR. ELLIS EYTON, M.P.—A mural tablet, of handsomely sculptured work, and con- taining a faithful profile bust, is about to be erected in Llanynys Church, near Ruthin, in memory of the late Mr. P. Ellis Eyton, the late member for the Flint Boroughs, who was born and buried within the above parish. The work was executed by Mr. Lunt, sculptor, Rhyl, at the expense of deceased's sister, Mrs. A. Parry Charles. LOCAL RATES.—The following local rates have been submitted by Mr. John Marsden, assistant overseer of the parish of Holywell, to Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and have been duly allowed by the same, viz.: -Poor Rate, Is. Id. in the pound, School Board Rate (supplementary), Id. in the pound, Highway Rate, 3d. in the pound, general Sanitary Rate, ld. in the pound, Bagillt District Lighting Rate, 4d. in the pound. SPRATT'S PATENT DOG FOOD COMPANY has issued a very interesting and readable pamphlet of 120 pages on dog diseases, entitled "Common Sense on Dog-treating. It also comprises chapters on dog distemper, rheumatism, rabies, accidents, &c., to the number of 27. This is a very complete hand- book for the dog fancier as well as to the large number of persons who take an interest in their favourite pets. The price of the book is 6d., and it may be had through any bookseller, or through the Spratt's Patent Company, Henry-street, Tooley- street, London. We beg to call attention to the advertisement in our columns respecting the High School for Welsh Girls, at Ashford, Middlesex. There are at present 114 children in the school, and the governors have resolved still further to increase the number. The applications for the Foundation and Intermediate Pay Scholarships are overwhelming, and the Governors will not be able to elect a twentieth part of those who apply. For the Higher Pay Scholar- ships the applications are also numerous; and the Lrovernois are exercising a careful discrimination, and only electing the most eligible candidates. SPECIAL SERmoz;s.A series of special sermons are this week bemg dehvered iuA t} Enirlish Congregational Chapel, the preachers bein«° on Monday evening, Rev. D. B Hooke, Rhyl'; on Wednesday, Rev. H. Barrow Williams. Wrexham; and this (Thursday) evening, the Rev. Thomai Nicholson,, Denbigh. On Tuesday, a getleral society was held, at which the several ministers in the the town took part. On Friday evening the preacher will be the Rev. D B. Evans, Mold on Saturday, the Rev. David Oliver, Holywell, and on Sunday evening, the Rev. Owen Thomas, M.A., the pastor of the church. TiiE PARISH CHURCH ACCOUNTS.-A meeting of the congregation of the Parish Church of Holyweli was held to-day (Thursday) for the purpose of receiving the accounts of the churchwardens as regards the Sunday offertories and the payments for church expenses during the past year- }lie Vicar of Holywell (Rev. R. 0. Williams, M-A-), presided, and the accounts were submitted by the churchwardens, Messrs. J. Garner and J. Carman. The total collections for the year amounted to Iï8 odd, of which sum £ 32 were special collec- tions for various societies. After payment. of all expenses, and the liquidal ion of a small balance of arrears from the previous year, the Churchwardens had a balance of 120 in hand at the close of the year. The accounts were closfly scrutinized, and eventually were passed on the motion of Mr. Holgate, seconded by Mr. Thomas. A motion that an abstract of the accounts be printed and circula- ted, made by Mr. Thomas Hughes, was not iseconded. FUNERAL OF MR. PIERCE LLOYD.—On Saturday afternoon, the remains of Mr. Pierce Lloyd, who, as we stated in our last issue, had been in business as a master plumber and painter, in Holywell, for he past 4G years, were interred in the family vault at Zion Cemetery, and the respect in which he was held as an old inhabitant of the town was shown on every hand, the shutters of business premises being closed, and the blinds of private houses drawn on the day of interment. The funeral was a very large one, and besides the immediate relatives, including Messrs. Henry Lloyd, Manchester, and Thomas Lloyd (sons), Messrs. D. W. Parry, Holywell, Joseph Garnett, Gorton, near Manchester, and Thomas Bell, Afonwen (sons-in-law). Almost all the tradesmen of the town were present. The members of the Tower of Cambria Lodge of Druids also attended the funeral, the late Mr. Lloyd having been for many years a devoted member of the Order, and having for a long period held the respon- sible position of District Treasurer. The service at the house and also at the grave was performed by the Rev. E. Evans, Wesleyan Minister, who also on Sunday evening preached a touching funeral sermon at Pendref Chapel, of which chapel the deceased had been a member during his long resi- dence in Holywell. A WELsn LITERARY IMPOSTOR.-At the Beau- maris Police Court, on Tuesday, Robert T. Williams, who is known by the bardic title of Trebor Mon," a native of Holyhead, but recently residing at Holywell and Rhyl, was charged with having obtained various sums of money from a number of people in the parishes of Llanddona, Llanidan and Llanedwen, in Anglesey, under the pretence that he was publishing a book containing the history of that island, and also of Elaint Cybi and his churches." From the evidence given by several witnesses, it appeared that the prisoner had gone about to the principal residences in Anglesey, and solicited money from the servants and others, in some cases representing that the book which he was publishing had been awarded a prize out of a number sent in for competition at the recent National Eisteddfod in Cardiff, whilst in others he stated that it had been successful at an Eisteddfod held in Holyhead. The bait which he held out to his dupes was, however, that the work would contain a complete history, with engravings and diagrams, of whatever family seat he visited. To the servants of Colonel Hampton Lewis, of Henllys, the great inducement was that the book would contain an engraving and a history of that seat. A similar invention was made at Cornelyn, the residence of Mr. Massey, and also at Plas Newydd, the seat of the Marquis of Anglesey, and the Friars. Those servants who were Welsh were informed by the prisoner that the book was to be published in Welsh, whilst to the English-speaking servants he repre- sented that it would be printed in the English language, but invariably the price of it was to be one shilling, it was to be delivered post free to all subscribers within a week's time, and was to con- tain as much and as similar matter to what was contained in Mr. Pennant's Tours in Wales," recently published by Mr. Humphreys, Carnarvon. The prisoner had further stated that the book was in the press, and was within a few days of being published. In some instances he stated that the work was being brought out at Mold and Carnar- von, but witnesses representing publishing offices at those places were called to prove that nothing was known of any work belonging to the prisoner. The case in the first instance was gone through by the borough justices, but subsequently their worships sat as county magistrates to hear charges relating to similar offences committed by the prisoner outside the borough. The prisoner, during the hearing of the cases, impudently cross-examined the witness upon trivial matters of detail, but would not attempt to deny the evidence given. The prisoner was remanded. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of this Board, being the first meeting of the Board for the ensuing year, was held at the Workhouse, on Friday last, when all the elected guardians with the exception of two were present. The asterisk denotes new guardians. Appended is a list of those in attendance :—John Scott Bankes, Esq. (chairman), John Henry, Esq., Rev. T. Z. Davies, Rev. Walter Evans. Caerwys *Mr. William Evans; Cilcen—Mr. J. Lloyd; Flint —Messrs. Thomas Jones and Richard Evans; Gwaenyscor—*Mr. Thomas Roberts Halkyn- Mr. Thomas Parry Holywell—Messrs. Owen Jones, J. I £ Evaus, Samuel Davies, Joseph Garner and *Isaac Hughes; Llauasa-*Messrs. Enoch Lewis and John Owen Mold-Messrs. John Corbett, E. P. Edwards, Edward Jones, Gwern- affield, and E. Jones, Buckley; Nannerch-Rev. Watkin Williams; Nerquis-Mr. Wm. Griffiths; Newmarket-Rev. D. Williams; Northop-Messrs. James Reney and Wm. Astbury; Whitford— Messrs. R. W. Hughes and Edward Williams; Yseeifiog Mr. John Williams. The Clerk sub- mitted his agenda, viz. :—1, Election of Chairman 2, the Relievirg Officer's Books 3, the Election of Vice-chairmen 4, the Election of Committees 5, the general business of the Board. THE ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. The Rev. Watkin Williams proposed that Mr. Bankes should be re-elected their Chairman for the ensuing year. He (Mr. Williams) felt sure that all the guardians would agree with him, that a better chairman they could not get than Mr. Bankes (hear, hear.) He thoroughly understood the business of the Board, and upon all occasions had most ably discharged the duties of the chair, and he had very great pleasure in proposing his re-election. Mr. William Astbury, very warmly seconded the proposition, which was carried most cordially and most unanimously.- Mr. Bankes in returning thanks for his re-election as chairman of the Board, said he was exceedingly obliged to all the guardians for the courteous man- ner in which they had behaved towards him during the past twelve months, and he thanked them for the honor they had again conferred upon him in electing him as their chairman. On the whole he was pleased with the way the business of the Board was carried on, but he thought a few alterations might be introduced which would still improve matters. He considered it of great impor- tance that the whole Board should be present when the Relieving officers' books were gone through, so that each case of out-door relief should be thoroughly discussed, and that great care should be taken to encourage thrift amongst the poor. To accomplish this he should like to see the Guar- dians pay more attention to cases of out-door relief, whether or not they were individually connected with them, & he would respectfully suggest that the School Attendance Committee should endeavour to arrange their hour of meeting so as not to clash with that of the business of the general Board, and to imitate the example of the Sanitary Authority by coming a little earlier. Another matter he would also wish to see rectified was with reference to the Union Con- tracts, and he thought it would be of advantage if two or three Holywell Guardians be requested to select the goods prior to the business of the Board, which would prevent the guardians being divided when the general business was going on. Regarding the granting of relief, he was of opinion that in the case of an able-bodied widow with one child she ought to maintain it, and as far as possible the house should be offered to every person under the age of sixty years, and who had no person living with them. In offering those few remarks he regretted that they had lost the services of one of their old members—one who had had considerable experience as a Guardian, viz. Mr. Alfred Parry, but ho trusted that the newly appointed Llanasa Guardians would make good his place. After a few more practical remarks Mr. Bankes concluded by thanking the Guardians for the confidence they had placed in him during his term of office, and said that he would still endeavour to discharge the same to the best of his abilities. THE BERKSHIRE SYSTEM. The Rev. T. Z. Davies asked the chairman what about the continuance of the Berkshire system for the relief of tramps, he had seen in some of the newspapers that this mode of relief had been sus- pended in Berkshire.-Tlic Chairman said that he had noticed the report referred to by Mr. Davies, but he did not think it was correct. They were then only trying the plan, but he was told that it worked very satisfactorily in some places. -Several of the guardians remarked they did not see the benefit of relieving tramps in that manner. The Master said that the tramps did not like the system at all and that they actually tore their tickets when they got them, andtnereby disqualifying themselves from calling at the relief -tation^.—1The Rev. Walter Evans said that thev were afraid to beg publicly.— The Chairman said that the system was to prevent relief being indiscriminately given. The matter then dropped. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMEN. The Rev. Watkin Williams proposed and Mr. Samuel Davies seconded that Mr. James Reney be appointed senior vice-chairman, as an amendment Mr. John Henry moved that Mr. Edward Williams, who he thought was a very efficient gentleman, and well able to discharge the duties of vice-chairman, be selected. Mr. Enoch Lewis seconded Mr. Henry's motion. The Chairman thought that for the sake of past services, Mr. Reney ought to be made senior, as he fully deserved it.—The Rev. Walter Evans suggested that they elect two vice-chairmen each to take the duties alternately in the absence of the chairman.—Mr. Samuel Davies was of opinion that Mr. Reney had a claim to the senior vice-chair.— Mr. Owen Jones suggested that they elect a senior by show of hands.—The majority were in favour of Mr. Williams occupying the senior chair, and he was therefore elected. Mr. Williams thanked the guardians for the honour they had conferred him by appointing him to the office of senior vice- chairman, but at the same time he did not in any way covet the post, and was quite willing to withdraw in favour of Mr. Reney if he was required to do so.-On Mr. Reney being asked whether he would object to acting as junior-vice-chairman, he ex- pressed his willingness to do so-and was accord- ingly proposed and seconded to the office, by the Rev. Walter Evans and the Rev. Watkin Williams respectively.—The Rev T. Z. Davies desired to know what the Board intended to do regarding the time of meeting of the School Attendance Committee.—The Chairman thought it would be advisable to leave the matter in the hands of the Committee and let them decide whether they transact their business before or after the Board. It was however decided on the proposition of Mr. John Henry that the matter be left to the discretion of the committee to fix their own time, which was carried.—Mr. Henry expressed his intention of resigning the chairmanship of the Rural Sanitary Authority, ani he begged to pro- pose that Mr. Bankes take the chair.—Mr. Bankes said he would be glad to serve under Mr. Henry, and he desired him to remain in the chair.—Mr. Henry's motion was seconded by Mr. E. Williams. —Mr. Bankes thanked them for his election and intimated that he would with Mr. Henry's assistance try to fulfil the duties of chairman to the satis- faction of all, and if in the next year the same progress could be made as in the last, he would be satisfied. —Mr. Henry was re-elected chairman of the Assessment Committee and the Rev. T. Z. Davies chairman of the School Attendance Committee.—It was decided on the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. R. W. Hughes that Dr. Davies (Holywell), be appointed Medical Officer for the Whitford district. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. The following is a list of the new committees; the Chairman and Vice-chairmen of the Board to act as ex-officio members of each committee, save those of the Assessment and Rural Sanitary Authority. Visiting Committee :-R. Sankoy, Esq., John Henry, Esq., Rev. Walter Evans, Mr. Thomas Parry, Mr. John Corbett, Rev. David Williams, Rev. Watkin Williams, Mr. R. W. Hughes, Mr. John Williams and the guardians of Holywell Parish. Days of attendance to be Wednesdays preceding the Board-days. Finance Committee :— Rev. Walter Evans, Mr. John Henry, Mr. Enoch Lewis, Mr. John Lloyd, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Edward Jones, Mr. Thomas Jones (Flint). Mr. William Astbury, Mr. J. K. Evans, Rev. Watkin Williams, and Mr. Samuel Davies. Days of attendance, on Board-days (subject to notice). Union Assessment Coiiiiiiiiiee :-Mr. John Henry (chairman), Rev. T. Z. Davies, Rev. Walter Evans, W. B. Buddicom, Esq., Mr. R. W. Hughes, Mr. J. K. Evans, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Edward Williams, Mr. John Lloyd, Mr. Thos. Parry, Mr. William Astbury, and Mr. E. P. Edwards. Days of attendance on Fridays at 11-30 as follows:—May 9th, July 4th, September 12th, November 7th, 1885-January 16th, March 13, together with special meetings when required. Rural Sanitary Committee :-John Scott Bankes, Esq. (chairman), John Henry, Esq., W. B. Buddicom, Esq., Richard Sankey, Esq., Rev. Walter Evans, Mr. J. K. Evans, Mr. Edward Jones, Mr. Samuel Davies, Mr. Thos. Jones, (Flint), Mr. Enoch Lewis, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Owen Jones, Mr. James Reney, Mr. E. P. Edwards and Mr. R. W. Hughes. Time of attendance every Board day at 11.30. The powers of the Guardians, as Rural Sanitary Authority have been delegated to the above Committee under section 201 of the Public Health Act, 1875. School Attendance Committee Rev. T. Z. Davies (chairman), W. B. Buddicom, Esq., Rev. Walter Evans, John Henry, Esq., Rev. D. Williams, Mr. John Lloyd, Rev. Watkin Williams, Mr. J. K. Evans, Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. James Reney, Mr. Edward Williams and Mr. William Thomas. Parochial Sanitary Committees were appointed for Mold, Bagillt, Llanasa, Gwaen- yscor, and Newmarket, the meetings to be called as required. THE WORKHOUSE SCHOOL EXAMINATION. The following returns were received from Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools (J. C. Clutterbuck, Esq., D.C.L.), in connection with the late examina- tion of the Union Schools- The total number of children on the books was 63; and the number presented for individual examination was 35, the rest being two young; passed in reading, 34; writing, 32; arithmetic, 30 and passed in all the three subjects prescribed by the Education Act of 1876, 28. The followin 7 is a list of extra subjects (including religious instruction) —Scripture, good; mental arithmetic, very fair; substance of reading, good spelling, fair; meaning of words, good; dictation, good geography, fair; industrial work, good, with the exception of the arithmetie, in which there is room for improvement. The school continues in a satisfactory state, and the discipline is excellent." The guardians considered that the report reflected great credit on Miss Hughes, the efficient school-mistress. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the house last Board-day was 162; admitted since, 2 discharged, 9 present number, 155. The number of vagrants admitted during the past fortnight was 105; whilst 109 was entered in the books for the corresponding period of last year. FINANCIAL. The following cheques were granted the Relieving Officers: .u. r Mr. J ohn Hughes (Mold) £ 170 I Mr. J. O. Roberts (Holywell) £ 155 Mr. J. F. Hooson (Whitford). xgo I MAINTENANCE OF PARENTS. Letters were read by the Clerk in connection with the maintenance of parents, and the necessary instructions were given. ATTENDANCES OF GUARDIANS. The following is a copy of the return of at- tendances of the Guardians for the past twelve months, including the attendances at Sanitary and Assessment Committees — Names of Guardians. g-J 'o'3 ,■§ o |*3 fin &Q oe-s s> S 2 5 go O <! John Evans 8 0 0 0 John Lloyd 3 0 0 5 Thomas Jones 15 0 0 0 Richard Evans 14 0 0 0 John Davies 3.. 0.. 0 0 Thomas Parry 13 0 0 8 Joseph Garner 19 0 0 0 Rev..T. E. Jones 13 0 8 0 J. Kerfoot Evans 17 0 16 0 Owen Jones 22. 0 20 0 Samuel Davies 23 0 15 0 John Dawson 7 0 0 0 Alfred Parry 12 0 11 0 John Corbett 1 25 0..2 E. P. Edwards 1 24 0. 3 Edward Jones 1 22 0 0 Edward Jones (Bistre) 0 24 0 o Edward Peters 1 22 0..0 Rev. Watkin Williams 19 0 0 0 William Griffiths C 22 0 0 Rev. David Williams 18 0 0 0 James Reney 22 0 19 0 William Astbury 19 0 0 4 Elward Williams 11 0 0 9 R.W.Hughes 11 0 9 0 William Thomas 12 0 0 0 John Williams 23 0.. 0..0 Ex-officios- J. Scott Bankes 19 0 19 0 John Henry 22. 0 21 ..14 Rev. Walter Evans 16 0 14 13 Rev. T. Z. Davies 20 0 0 .11 W. B. Buddicom 4 0 4 4 St. John Charlton 2 0 0 0 A. l'. Lloyd. 0 5 0 0 COUNTY COURT: TUESDAY.—Before Horatio Lloyd, Esq., judge. There were only 76 cases, including new plaints and judgment summonses entered for hearing at this court, and those iu which the accounts were not disputed were heard by Mr. Pugh, the registrar of the court before the arrival of the judge. ENTERING A JUDGMENT. Mr. Wm. Davies (who appeared on behalf of Messrs. P. M. Evans and R. J. Williams) called attention to a case of Fox and Parry v. Lloyd) which had been adjourned from time to time, the summons in the first instance having been made returnable in the month of April, 1883. Owing to repeated adjournments some little irregularity arose, and it was found that the judgment was not recorded in the books, although the defendant had agreed to pay off the debt by instalments of £ 5 per month. The mattter was brought nnder his Honor's notice in January last, and he then pro- mised that he would look into his private minute book as to the order which was made.—His Honor said he had done and found that there was no entry in his book. The case being one of judgment by consent, he made no record of it.—After some further discussion, his Honor said there could be no objection to the judgment being then entered for the debt and costs, payable by instalments of J60 a month, the order to run from that day. A CASE DEFERPBD. Mr. H. A. Cope mentioned a case of Jones and Roberts against the Holway Consols Mining Com- pany, Limited, which had been set down for hearing at that court. He had that morning received a restraining order in the case, a petition having been filed for winding up the Company. He therefore applied that the case should be allowed to stand over until the Chester court on Thursday, and in the meantime the petition would have been heard. His Honor consented to the application, and fixed one o'clock on Thursday for the hearing of the case. AN AUCTIONEER'S CLAIM. Mr. Wm. Davies appeared for plaintiff in a case brought by Mr. Wm. Freeman to recover £ 5 18s. 6d. from Mr. Wm. Pierce, of Bagillt. Mr. Davies said the plaintiff was an auctioneer, residing in Holywell, &nd he was instructed by Mr. Jackson, formerly of the Cross Foxes Hotel, Flint, to sell his goods by ffcblic auction. The sale took place on the 10th of £ arch last, and at that sale the defendant bought goods to the amount of £10 18s. 6d. Ho read the conditions of the auction, one of which was that the auctioneer may require a deposit to be paid at the time of sale, and that the whole of the purchase money was to be absolutely paid on the day follow- ing the sale. He believed that there would be no dispute as to the goods nor as to the amount charged, but the defence which would be set up was that Mr. Jackson was indebted to Mr. Pierce up to the amount claimed from him. He had pointed out to Mr. Pierce that morning that the auctioneer was simply a bailee of the goods, acting for his principal (Mr. Jackson), and that he was bound to account to his principal for the value of all goods he sold. He had also suggested that judgment should be taken for plaintiff for the amount of the claim, but that payment should be deferred to enable Mr. Pierce to sue Mr. Jackson for the amount owing to him.—His Honor inquired whether plaintiff had any money in hand belonging to Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Freeman replied that he had not; he had unfortun- ately over paid him-Mr. Pierce observed that there was still a pianoforte unsold. He would agree that judgment should be recorded if Mr. Freeman would stay his hand until he had an opportunity of seeing Mr. Jackson.—His Honor gave judgment for the amount claimed forthwith, but stayed execution until after the next court, Mr. Freeman to retain any property he may have in hand belonging to Mr. Jackson. AN HONEST CONFESSION. Joseph Lloyd summoned Thomas Thomas, of Bagillt to recover a balance of account for grocery goods supplied. In looking over the account in plaintiff's book, his Honor observed that the balance was twice wrongly stated, a smaller amount being enterel than that which the account showed to be due.—His Honor (to plaintiff) How do you account for this ?-Plaintiff I don't know: I haven't got enough in my head, I suppose (laughter).—The plaintiff's book and the defendant's pass book also did not tally, and his Honor remarked: I shall go by the defendant's own book. If we cannot go by the pass book we have nothing else to go by.— Judgment was given for ;£1 18s. Id., payable in monthly instalments of 5s. A PLAINTIFF NON-SUITED. Edward Jones, of Mostyn, sued James Thomson, of the Lletty Hotel to recover the sum of 6s. 8d., for potatoes supplied. Mr. Thomson admitted having received potatoes to the value of the amount claimed, but pleaded a set-off of 1;1 16s. Od. for money lent &c., to the plaintiff. His Honor said the set-off had not been pleaded in proper time. There would be judgment for the defendant, without costs. A SON'S RESPONSIBILITIES. John Ellis, grocer, Holywell, summoned John Foulkes, of Rose Hill, to recover the balance due for grocery goods supplied to his mother, since deceased. Mrs. Ellis stated that she had refused to supply Mrs. Foulkss with goods, and that thereupon the defendant called in the shop, and said that he would be responsible for the amount, and he had also paid money at different times. The defendant denied that he had ever given a guarantee to pay the money, or that he had paid money on account in the shop. He was living at home with his parents, whom he paid weekly for his board and lodgings, but his father and mother were now dead. —His Honor adjourned the case for the production of an old account book showing to whom the goods were charged. A FICTITIOUS NOTICE. During the hearing of one case the defendant produced a printed notice he had received from plaintiff-an official looking document, requiring payment of the debt. In answer to his Honor, plaintiff said that he had received the notices from Newtown.—His Honor said that for using that notice he should adjourn the case and order the plaintiff to pay the defendant's costs. Those notices were used simply for the purpose of f righten- ing poor people, and making them think that they came direct from the court. In any future case where he found similar notices used he should adjourn it, and order the defendant's costs to be paid, nor would he hear the case at all until the coats were paid.
CONNAH'S QUAY. CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.—The English mission of which the Rev. D. B. Hughes, is the able pastor, continues to grow and promises jto become a successful church. On Friday last special services were held at which there were good congregations. The Rev. W. G. Rees (Flint), oonelucted the devotional excercises at the first service, when an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. H. Ward Price (Chester); at the close the Lord's supper was observed for the first time, the Rev. D. B. Hooke (Rhyl). officiated, and an address was delivered by the Rev. David Oliver (Holywell), the Revs. D. B. Hughes (pastor), H. W. Price and W. G. Reee also took part. It is intended to hold a special service every Thursday evening' to be eon- ducted by neighbouring ministers. The Rev. D. B. Hooke was the preacher to-night (Thursday). RAILWAY EXTENSION AT CONNAH'S QUAY. — Admiral Egerton, chairman of the Select Committee on Railway Bills, has reported to the House of Commons that in the case of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway (Chester to Connah's Quay) bill, they had agreed to the follow- ing report :—That it is not intended that the rail- way should cross on the level any other railway, turnpike road, or highway. That a report from an officer of the Board of Trade was laid before the committee that the committee, on consideration of the bill and deposited plans, are of opinion that the inclination of the road mentioned therein is in accordance with standing order No. 154. Admiral Egerton further reported from the committee that they had examined the allegations of the bill and found the same to be true, and had gone through the bill and nnde amendments thereunto.
0 GREENFIELD. GRAND CONCERT.—The last of a series of concerts promoted by the members of the English Congre- gation Chapel, was held on Wednesday evening last under the presidency of Mr. W. H. Chappell. This being the last concert of the season vigorous efforts were made by the committee to form a programme to suit the occasion, this concert being of more importance than its pre- decessors, and their efforts were well-rewarded, the company of performers being well-known amongst our local musical talent. The proceeds arising from the concert were to be devoted to augment the funds of the Alpha Sunday School, and no doubt the amount derived would be large, as the concert was in every sense a success. The chief feature in the evening's proceedings was the singing of Master J. G. Foulkes, who was enthusiastically received and encored on his every appearance, to which he kindly responded. Mr. Charles Denny was recalled for his good rendering of "Sailing," as was also Mr. Brunner. Miss Annie Foulkes sang two contralto songs and was warmly received. Mr. Chappell gave a recitation, and the Misses Hughes (Bagillt) each sang their pieces very sweetly and were highly appreciated. Mr. Edw. Davies sang with good taste, and was deservedly applauded. Messrs. Higginbotham and Durkin sang very creditably and were duly appreciated. Dialogues were performed by parties from Mostyn, and Miss Mary Jones and Miss Edwards each sustained her part with credit. The performance of a pianoforte duett by Miss Gratton Thomas and Miss Bennison was deserving of all praise, and proved the fair musicians to be adepts at the instrument. As an accompanist, Mrs. Palmer James was all that could be desired. Subjoined is the programme gone through Song, Dream faces,' Miss Mary Jones; song, 'The pilot,' Mr. Austin Durkin; dialogue, Daaf as a post,' Father Hardacre and party song, The better land,' Miss Annie Foulkes; song, If she were an angel,' Mr. Higginbotham; recitation, The death of Prince Leopold," Mr. W. H. Chappell; song, The beggar girl,' Miss E. Hughes song, I'm still a friend to you,' Mr. Edw. Davies song, 'My pretty Jane,' Master J. G. Foulkes; duett pianoforte, I Tancredi,' Miss J. Gratton Thomas and Miss Bennison; song, Ehren on the Rhine,' Miss E. A. Edwards song, The old arm chair,' Mr. W. Brunner dialogue, Having the last word,' Mrs. Slithervickand party; song, Far away,' Miss S. M. Hughes; song, 'Rocked in the cradle of the deep,' Mr. Edward Davies; song, Sailing,' Mr. C. Denny; song (by desire), Please give me a penny, sir,' Master J. G. Foulkes; song, Somebody whispered so sweetly,' Miss E. Hughes; hnale, God sure the Queen.' Mr. Jones (Isglan) proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman. The Rev. T. Palmer James, in seconding the vote, thanked all present for their support and patronage, and also intimated that early next season, the entertainments would be commenced again. He specially mentioned Mr. Petrie as having taken the most active part in getting up these entertainments. A vote of thanks to the vocalists and accompanist brought the concert to a close.
WHITFORD. IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL SALE.—On Monday last the very extensive and valuable live and dead stock belonging to Mr. R. J. Roberts, of Plasuchaf, was offered for sale by auction, by Mr. Lloyd, of Wrex- ham. The sale was numerously attended by the leading farmers and gentry of the counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Cheshire, and other parts. The stock, catalogued, embraced 130 head of cattle, 20 horses, 120 sows and pigs, produce, implements, poultry, furniture, dairy vessels, &c. After luncheon at 10, the sale commenced at 11 o'clock, when the implements were put up, and the prices obtained were fairly good. The produce, including beans, barley and potatoes was next offered, and many lots sold well; pigs sold at good prices. The cattle sold remarkably well, and milking cows realized high figures, some lots running up to 923, and their sucking calves from S,5 to X6. Store cattle also sold well, and 40 yearlings averaged f,8 per head. A very well-bred two-year old fell much under value Tiz. £ 16 being well worth JE25, but the two-year old heifers and bullocks pulled up well. The bidding for the horses was but tame, and high figures were not obtained. Cart colts sold tolerably well, but cobs and harness horses, and haek colts apparently were not in much request. The sale however as a whole was a good one, and realized we are informed over L3000, exclusive of the growing crops &c., &c. The sale was well managed, and Mr. Lloyd dis- charged his duties as auctioneer ably and well.
SUDDEN DEATH OF Miss STEPHENSON.—A painful illustration of the oft-quoted words that in the midst of life we are in death," took place at Whitford on Friday, when Miss Elizabeth Walmoley Stephenson, fourth daughter of Mr. William Stephenson, of Llynymawn, near, Holy- well, who was residing with her brother at the Mostyn Arms Hotel, Whitford, suddenly expired after but a few hours illness. Miss Stephenson, who apparently was in the enjoyment of the most robust health, had, however, been slightly indisposed for a short time, but on Thursday afternoon she was taken seriously ill, and not- withstanding that every medical assistance was obtained, she succumbed on Friday afternoon last. The alarming suddenness of her death caused the greatest surprise in Whitford, Bryn- ford, and the town of Holywell, and evoked expressions of heartiest sympathy with her father and her sorrowing family. The funeral took place on Tuesday last and was very numerously attended a large number following the remains in vehicles and also on foot from Whitford to Brynford Church- yard, where the interment took place. The service at Whitford was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. T. Z. Davies, and on arriving at Brynford, the body was met by the Rev. D. Jones, rector, and a large number of the parishioners and school children. The coffin, was covered with beautiful wreaths: and the service was most impressively gone through, the hymn Brief life is here our portion," being appropriately sung over the remains of one who but a few days before was in the bloom of health.
MOSTYN. NEW CURATE.—The Rev. David Evans, formerly curate in the diocese of Bangor, has been appointed and has entered upon his duties as curate of Mostyn. MAWTME. -Arrivals: -America, from Liverpool, manganese; Charles, from Liverpool John Taylor (ss), from Barrow; Thomas and Ann, from Liverpool; Enterprise (as), from Lancaster; John Taylor (ss), from Barrow; Livadia, from Liverpool Aston (ss), from Burry Port, culm; Nija (ss), from Huelva, sulphur ore Phoenix, from Dulas. Sailings:—Stanhope (ss), for Swansea Marbella (ss), for Swansea; John Taylor, for Barrow, coal Vencedora, for Liverpool, pig iron; Charles, for Amlwoh, coal; Enterprise, for Amlwch, coal; Guiding Star, for Liverpool, coal; John Taylor (ss), for Ballyshannon, coal; Luther, for Liverpool, pig iron. ADDITIONAL CHURCH SERVICES. The opening service at Lady Augusta Mostyn's School, in connec- tion with the church on Sunday evening last was very well attended, the room being full. The prayers and lessons were read by the Rev. Griffith Jones, vioar of Mostyn, and the sermon, which was in aid of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, was preached by the Rev. T. Lloyd Williams, organizing secretary of the Society for North Wales. In future, services will be held regularly in this school every Sunday. Great praise is due to the Rev. Griffith Jones, vicar of Mostyn, for the trouble he has taken in this matter of pro- viding additional religious servioes in the parish.
"RHOSESMOR. RHOSESMOR MINING COMPANY. The seventeenth ordinary general meeting of this company was held at Chester on Tuesday. Mr. Charles Townshend presided and there was a fair attendance of share- holders. The interim statement of accounts was presented, and the report of the directors and managers was approved and adopted.
BAGILLT. SPECIAL SERMON. On Sunday last, a special sermon of a very impressive character was preached by Mr. H. T. Barker, at the Bethania Wesleyan Chapel, in memory of the departed Sunday school teacher William Bagshaw, who was accidently drowned some few weeks back. An eloquent description of the deceased's character and the de- votion which he manifested towards the welfare of the chapel was given by the preacher who took as his text the words Escape for thy life look not behind thee; neither stay thou in all the plain. Escape to the mountains lest thou be consumed."— Gen. xix. 17. There was a large congregation. THE ADVENTURES OF A DRUNKEN FAMILY.—ASA party of persons were returning home on the road between Flint and Bagillt at a late hour on Saturday evening last, their attention was directed to ories of distress proceeding from the lane near the Flint toll bar gate, and which runs in the direction of Coles- hill. The night being very dark, a lantern was procured, and after a short search the belated pedestrians were found to be a family of four Irish people-a father and mother and their son and daughter-who returning home after a night's If enjoyment" were unable to steer clear of a muddy ditch at the road side, into which the "happy family had fallen and from which, owing to the peculiarly erratic conduct of their limbs, they were not able to move. They were eventually brought out of the gutter on to the road, well begrimed with sludge, and'after some efforts they again resumed their journey the lantern being lent to light them in their unsteady walk. Before leaving town the party had taken care to provide themselves with a large jar of beer for Sunday's use. Partly owing to the scare they sustained in falling into the ditch, and partly owing to the fact that when the drink's in the wit's out the jar feii as spoil into the hands of the rescuing party, w:u.v alter their If.bonrs is hauling the drunken qu&rtett out of the ditch, refreshed themselves with. the contents of the for- gotten John Roberts." YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. The last meeting of this society was held on Tuesday evening, at the Tabernacle Schoolroom, and to celebrate the termination of the past session, the members and their friends joined in a social re-union. The number present was close upon 50, and they partook of an excellently prepared knife and fork tea, the caterers being persons connected with the society. After the repast had received the dlle attention of the guests, the party proceeded, under the presidency of Mr. R. Jones, to enjoy themselves with singing, &c. After an address by the chair- man, the treasurer presented a balance sheet show- ing that the expenditure of the society from its formation was covered by the money received; leaving a balance of about £1 13s. to the credit of the society. The discussions of the past session have been of an interesting and instructive nature, and could be classed as of political, religious and amusing characters, and a hope was expressed that the next session would be even more prosperous than the past. The com- Jany was addressed by Messrs Samuel Davies, Newton Hughes, John Williams, J. Reeoe and R. Jones, and songs were ably rendered by Miss Jennie Roberts, Mr. W. Owen, Mr. Henry Welsh and others. A competition in impromptu reading was held, the piece being unpunctuated, and the winner proved to be Miss Roberts (Gadlys). The subsequent proceedings were of a very agreeable and entertaining character. The tea tables were presided over by Mrs. Samuel Davies, Miss S. E. Hughes, Mrs. Pierce, the Misses Roberts, Miss Hughes and others. A cordial vote of thanks was passed to all the officers of the society during the past year and the meeting was brought to a (dose after all had thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL CHORAL SERVICES. Sunday, April 27th, 1884.—Morning at Eleven. Chants, W. Hayes in A single, Henley in E, Oupnis in A Te Deum, Woodward in D, Hopkins in G-; Jubilate, Barnby in G single Anthem, O give thanks," Gogs; Hymn, 380. 315, Chants, Hopkins in A; Purcell in A minor, single Service, Ebdon in C; Anthem, "1 will mention," Sullivan. 6'15, Chants, Dupuis in E fiat, Felton in E flat single Canticles, Tucker in A single; Hymns, 193, 295, 336. In Residence—The Rev. Canon Hugh Jones Rev. W. Morton, M.A., Succentor; R. A. Atkins, Esq., Organist. »
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DEATH OF MR. JOHN LANCASTER.—The death is announced of Mr. John Lancaster, (brother of Mr. Joshua Lancaster, of Mostyn), at Ramsgate on Monday. He was in some respects a remarkable man, and of a type which necessarily gets rarer in this country. Born near Radcliffe, he became in a short time one of the magnates of commerce. He embarked at an early age in the coal trade, and gradually extending his operations he came to be proprietor of the great mines of Nantyglo and Blaina, in Monmouthshire. He lived latterly at Bilton-grange, near Rugby, which he made one of the H shtely homes" of England. Mr. Lancaster took an active interest in politics and sat for some years as a Liberal m.mber for Wigan. He first contested the borough at a bye-election in March, 1866, when he was defeated by a small majority. At the general election of 1868 he was returned, second on the poll, with another Liberal, Mr. Henry Woods. In 1874 he was thrown out, and fighting Wigan again at the last general election he was again rejected. On the 19th June, 1864, Mr. Lancaster was cruising in his steam yacht the Deerhound off Cherbourg, with Mrs. Lancaster, and family and niece on board. The well- known Confederate cruiser, the Alabama, the same morning was sunk by the Federal war steamer Kearsage off Cherbourg, and Mr. I Lancaater and his party witnessed the fight, and were instrumental in saving Captain Semmes and several of the crew of the notorious cruiser.
Births. 13th inst., the wife of Mr. Edward Jones, Coed, Llanasa, of a daughter. 19th inst., the wife of Mr. Robert Jones, Gym Arms, Llanasa, of a daughter—stillborn. 19th inst., the wife of Mr. Joseph Jones, grooer &c., High Street, Holywell, of a daughter. Marriages. 12th ult., at St. Mary's, Poona, East Indies, Lieutenant Eldred Owen, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), son of Mr. H. M. Arthur Owen, J.P., D.L. for Flint, to Florence, daughter of Mr. Thomas B. Beatly, surgeon general with the government of Bombay. 17th inst., at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Mold, by the Rev. Roger Edwards (Calvinistic Methodist Minister), father of the bridegroom, and the Rev. Samuel Brown, Wesleyan Minister, David Edwards, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., to Emily, daughter of George Bellis, C.E., Mold. 17th inst., at St. Oswald's, Chester, by the Rev. W. H. L. Cogswell, M.A., vicar, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Hylton Stewart, M.A., Precentor of Chester Cathedral, John Meadows, eldest son of Sir Thomas Gibbons Frost, Kt. of Redchff, Chester, to Henrietta, third daughter of the late Robert Kelsall, Esq., of Deeplish Hall, Rochdale. 18th inst., at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Mold, by the Rev. Roger Edwards, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Roberts, the Rev. J. R. Davies, Featiniog, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Griffith Jones, Wrexham-street, Mold. 21st inst., at St. David's Catholic Chapel, Mold, Patrick Mathews, Esq., Mount Hanover, county Meath, to Lizzie, seoond daughter of Edward Thompson, Esq., Plas Annie, Mold. 24th inst., at the Register Office, Holywell, Mr. Joseph Henry Jones, of Greenfield, Holywell, to Miss Margaret Owens, of Water-street, Rhyl. Deaths. 7th inst., at Bryntiri.m, Gwaenyscor, Mrs. Dorothy Ellis, agel 76 years, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Ellis. 8th inst., at Nvwrr, ItvIauJ, ,Ifaggie, the wife of Mr. D. E. Junes, stati-mer, Mold. 13th inst., suddenly, William Henry Dykins, son of Philip and Sarah Dykins, plumber and glazier, High-street, Mold, aged four months. 16th inst., Mr. Thomas Warton, Mold, aged 73 years. 17th inst., at the Vicarage, Rhuddlan, the Rev. Thomas Rowland, vicar of the parish, aged 69 years. 18th inst., at Rhos, Caerwys, Mr. Hugh Davies, aged 70. 18th inst., very suddenly, at the residence of her brother, Mr. Wm. Stephenson, Mostyn Arms Hotel, Whitford, Eliza Walmsley, fourth daughter of Mr. Wm. Stephenson, of Llynymawn, near Holywell, aged 27 years. 21st inst., at 94, High-street, Mold, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. William Dykins, plumber, &c., aged 66 years. Was interred on 24th inst., in the family vault, in St. Mary's Churchyard, Mold. 22nd inst., at the residence of Mr. Judd, Well- street, Holywell, Mrs. Honoria Straker, aged 77 years. 22nd inst., aged 59 years, Cathenne, the beloved wife of Thomas Hughes, Rhuddlan, R°y'i and mother of the Rev. Thomas Hughes, Wesleyan minister, Boo tie. 22nd inst., at Liverpool, aged ,0 years Mr Thomas Williams, tailor, formerly of Holywell, and brother of Mr. Hugh Williams, Bagillt-street, H23rd ^st., at the Gyrn Arms, Llanasa, Louisa, the beloved wife of Mr. Robert Jones, in the 36th year of her age. 24th inst., at Rhewl Mostyn, Mr. John Davies, butcher, in his 75th year.—Much respected. ♦
One of the old London hostelries, the Bell in the Old Bailey, was destroyed by Qze at an early hour on Wednesday, and unfortunately the manageress and two barmaids pe'!(hed in the flames, which spread so rapidly a- to pre- clude any effort being made to rescue them. A severe earthquake was experienced in the eastern part of England on Tuesday, particu- larly in the counties of Suffolk and Essex. The time is fixed at about twenty minutes past nine o'clock in the morning, and there is a con- currence of testimony which leaves no doubt as to the fact. According to most of the accounts, it only lasted something like three seconds, although one estimate fixts the duration at half a minute but in the case of an earthquake, even if there are no serious visible results, a few seconds are quite sufficient to impress even an imagination not unduly sensitive with the presence of something that might develop into a terrible calamity. In Ipswich, we are told, houses were shaken to their foundations, walls trembled and bells rang, and plates rattled in their racks. In one case a woman, terrified with fear, fainted; and in another a woman, who seems to have had more cause for alarm, was thrown to the ground. At Maldon the Town Hall is said to have swayed perceptibly, a window in the postoffice was broken, and the crockery in several houses was destroyed. At Braintree the shock is said to have been accom- panied with a loud rumbling noise, but no incident of a serious nature is reported there. In London the disturbance was distinctly per- ceptible. The oscillation troubled the busy thoroughfares of Cheapside, Fleet-street and the Strand in so marked a degree that not only were telegraphic and telephonic instruments distinctly affected, but in one establishment in the Strand the walls swayed so alarmingly as to cause the occupants to hasten into the street to escape the threatened calamity. The most serious reports, however, reach us from Col- chester, where the shock was sufficiently violent to throw down the spire of a Congregational chapel, and to destroy the roofs and chimneys of several houses. So great was the alarm throughout the town that nearly all the schools, factories and ironworks were closed for the day, and in one or two of the thoroughfares traffic was stopped owing to the dangerous con- dition of the adjacent buildings. GREAT FAIR AT HOLYWELL. According to an announcement which will be found in another column, copies of which have been freely circulated in Flintshire and the adjoining counties, a great fair will be held in Holywell on Friday, the 2nd of May next, for the sale of horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, &c. A monthly fair has for some years been held in Holywell on the first Friday in each month which was confined almost exclusively to the sale of pigs, and the movement to extend the fair has been taken at the instigation of the farmers of the district, who have forwarded a numerously signed requisition to the Local Board requesting them to announce the holding of the great fair. Is is intended to continue holding tho fair monthly, and it is anticipated, from the numbers who have taken an interest in promoting the fairs that they will be very numerously attended by buyers and sellers.