DENBIGH. WOMEN'S LIBEBAL ASSOCIATION.—On Tuesday, a branch of the Women's Liberal association was formed at Denbigh. The president of the new association is Miss Gee, Denbigh and the treasurer, Mrs. Lumley, Rossa Fawr. In the evening, a meeting was held in the Assembly-room, when the advantages of the association to the party were set forth and other party questions advocated in speeches by Mrs. M'Laren, Manchester, and other speakers. PBMROSE DAY.—Tuesday being Primrose Day, the windows of the Conservative Club room at Denbigh were splendidly decorated with devioes commemorative of Lord Beaconsfield, his portrait being also decorated, and the Union Jacka freely displayed. In the afternoon, a well attended meeting of the Primrose League Habitation was held under the presidency of Colonel Mesham, the ruling councillor, at which the annual report showed the habitation had inereqed in a most satisfactory manner, and that the finances resulted in a good balance inhand. Colonel Mesham was unanimously re-elected ruling couneillor, Major Conran treasurer and secretary, and an executive committee was formed, consisting principally of ladies. The following resolution was unanimously carried: That the meeting views with indignation the systematic obstruction which the Government is receiving in its endeavours to carry out its fundamental duty of securing the lives, liberty, and property of her Majesty's subjects, and assures Lord Salisbury of its unabated confidence in his policy, and its entire approval of the proposed amendment of the criminal law, by which alone the system of intimi- dation and illegal conspiracy now rampant in Ireland can be crushed." The resolution was ordered to be sent to the Prime Minister and the borough member, Mr. Kenyon. It was also re- solved to convey hearty thanks to the Liberal Unionist members, and that a copy of the resolu- tion be forwarded to Colonel West, M.P. (Unionist), West Denbighshire, Lord Hartington, Mr. Goschen and Mr. Chamberlain. In the evening, a meeting was held in the Drill-hall, when an address was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Hanna, Belfast. DEUBKJH LIBERALS AXD THE TITHES BILL.-The following resolutions have been unanimously passed at a meeting of the executive committee of the West "Denbighshire Liberal Association :-I. That this meeting most emphatically condemns the Tithes Bill which has been introduced into the House of Lords by the Marquis of Salisbury as unjust, oppressive, and coercive in principle, its object evi- dently being to serve the interests of the Established Church at the expense of all who are connected with agriculture. It is also intended to force landowners to compel their tenants to pay the tithes as assessed under the provisions of the Tithes Commutation Act, 1836, however unjust they may be, when the pricea of agricultural produce of every description are con- sidered. 2. That this meeting calls upon all land- owners, and particularly upon tenant farmers and the labouring population generally, in every consti- tuency to resist this measure with all the powers they possess, and also to watch the conduct of the Government and the Conservative party in and out of Parliament in connection with this unfair and iniquitous measure. 3. That as the members of the Established Church in Wales are fully capable of supporting their own ministers, they should be com- pelled to do so by the withdrawal of the national fund which is now at their command, and the tithe should be applied to provide the means of support- ing the system of intermediate education, and also to provide a fund which will enable farmers and agricultural labourers to purchase land upon con- ditions quite as favourable as those which are enjoyed in Ireland. 4. That this meeting is con- vinced that the foregoing'objects cannot be attained, and the friction which now so generally and un- happily exists between the Nonconformist denomina- tions and the Church, removed, but by the disestab- lishment and disendowment of the Church of England in Wales-a change which will be hailed with delight by a very large majority of the inhabi- tants of tha Principality, and one which will also strengthen the hold which Christianity already possesses upon the people.
GWESPYR. THE FATAL FALL INTO A QUAES'?.—FUETHEB lNVESTIGATIONS.-Thtl fatal occurrence which took place at the Talacre Stone Quarry on the 19th of January last, has again been brought into promi- nence owing to its being insinuated that the deceased came to her death by other means than an accident. The facts of the case were these —About nine o'clock on the morning of the 20th January, Mr. Benjamin Hughes, foreman at the Talacre Quarry, was going from the bottom quarry up to the Company's office, when he saw the body of a female lying at the bottom of the quarry. Subsequent enquiry shewed that the body was that of Mary Elizabeth Ryan, 23 years of age, who was in the service of the Rev. Canon Ross, at Talacre. The deceased had left the Canonry about half-past four o'clock on the previous evening, for the purpose of going to Gwespyr, and on her way stopped at the Talacre Lodge, where she conversed for some time with Mrs. Carrol. When she left the night was wet, dark and boisterous, but she declined to have the lantern which she carried in her hand, lighted. She started across the park, and she was not heard of until her body was found in the quarry, her skull and forehead being smashed, and her brains bespattering the stones where she lay. The lantern was broken, but she retained hold of the ring of it in one hand, and of her basket in the other. At an inquest held before the deputy Coroner for Flintshire, the jury found a verdict that the deceased met with her death by accidentally falling into the quarry, a depth of 12. yards. The fact that the deceased's hat and tippet had been found at some distance from the quarry evidently gave cause to the suspicious mind of a person resid- ing in the neighbourhood to take steps which led to further and very minute inquiries being made. These were instituted by Mr. Supt. Hughes, of Holywell, and resulted in fully confirming the verdict recorded by the Coroner's jury that the unfortunate young woman came to her death by an untimely accident. ■*
—.«. — HALKYN. THE MABMAOE OF LORD HeiraY GROSVENOR. -The Duke and Duchess of Westminster will arrive at Grosvenor House from Eaton on Wednesday in order to attend the wedding of Lord Henry Grosvenor and Miss Erskine Wemyss, which takes place to-day. The Marchioness of Ormonde has arrived at Grosvenor House from Kilkenny Castle, and Lord Arthur Grosvenor has also arrived from Eaton. ♦—
NANNERCH. SALE AT BBYNOOLETT. On Thursday, the stock &c., of Mr. Taplin, at Bryngoleu farm, were sold by Messrs. Clough and Co., when there was a very large attendance. Bidding throughout the day was very spirited, and the prices a considerable increase on those ruling at Denbigh fair. The young stock of excellent quality, especially met with ready sale, as did the horses and implements.
A CARD,—A Cr-KROVN.VX, AFTER SUTVERIXO A NUMBER" of years from Nervous Debility and Physical Exhaustion- trying- in vain every knoivn r, at last, during his travels in old Mexico, found a r if which entirely cured and saved him from death one suffering' from th' abovo complaints, sending an audrtssed stamped envelope io E«v, Joseph Holmes, liliowsbury Mansion, Hloomsbury 1 Square, Loudon, W.C., will recviye the prescripti >r FRE 'i QFCaARtUB,
RHYL. DEATH OF MR. A. HUMPHBBYS.—On Sunday Mr Absalom Humphreys, well-known throughout the whole of North Wales as an eloquent speaker for the Conservative party, died at his son-in-law's house, St. Asaph. Mr. Humphreys, who was speaking daily during the last and the previous general elec- tions, over exerted himself and was never well afterwards. He was chairman of the Rhyl and District Constitutional Association for some years, a member of the Rhyl Board of Commissioners, and was trustee to many of the North Wales Wesleyan chapels In former years he was a commercial traveller, representing a well-known firm of Liver- pool tea merchants, and in this way he became widely known throughout North Wales. He was over 70 years of age. MB. SAMUEL SMITH, M.P., AND THE GOVEBNMEXT BML.-A meeting of Liberals was held in the Town Hall, on Saturday evening, to protest against the Coercion Bill. Mr. James Taylor (ex-chairman of the Commissioners) presided. Letters regretting inability to be present were read from several gentlemen. Mr. S. Smith, the member for the county, wrote: I am sorry I cannot be present at your meeting, but I trust your demonstration will go off well, and strengthen the hands of Mr. Gladstone. Allow me for a moment to glance at the position taken up by the Government regard- ing Ireland. They allege that in many parts of that unfortunate country lawlessness prevails; that juries will not convict, even in cases where the guilt is undoubted that boycotting and intimida- tion prevail on a great scale, and that, practically, the law of the land is superseded by the unwritten law of the National League. I do not deny that there is a measure of truth in these assertions. Though there is less serious crime in Ireland than often before, it is undoubted that widespread opposition to the law prevails in some parts of the island. We do not differ so much from the Tories as to the symptoms of the disease, as we do respecting the right remedies to be applied (cheers). We hold that this deep-seated opposi- tion to the law is the result of centuries of unjust government, and that it cannot be cured by repeating for the hundredth time mere coercion (cheers). We see no hope of finality in the Government policy it will only perpetuate national hatreds, and adjourn indefinitely all hope of healing the breach between the two countries. Let it be understood, therefore, that we oppose a renewal of coercion, not because we wish to palliate lawlessness and crime. We acknowledge that these are deadly evils and ought to be sup- pressed, but long and bitter experience has taught us that the English Government cannot suppress them. Its efforts to do so only increase the evil and throw the weight of Irish opinion increasingly against our system of rule. The fact is, we have to deal with a nationality wholly unlike our own, and which remains after centuries of oppression as distinct from us as at the beginning (cheers). I see, therefore, no hope of finality except in a new departure which will recognise the fact of Irish nationality, and permit it to govern itself, in due subordination to an Imperial system (cheers). Whether Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule Bill, or some other form of Irish domestio government, be finally adopted, I know not; but only in that direction can a permanent solution be found (cheers). I most earnestly hope that the Irish National party will be able to restrain outrage and crime, knowing, as they will do, that nothing so effectually plays into the hands of their adversaries. If their Coercion Bill passes, let them render its provisions nugatory by giving no handle for putting its provisions in force, and let their reliance be on the increasing sympathy of the people of Great Britain." Resolu- tions were unanimously carried emphatically condemning the Coercion Bill now before Parliament.
FOOTBALL. MOLD FOOTBALL CLUB.-To those of our readers who have watched the progress of the newly formed Mold Football Club, the subjoined list of matohes played during the past season of 1886-7 —the first season since its formation-cannot fail to be of interest. It will be observed that out of 22 matches played, 16 were won, two drawn, and only four lost, and that the Moldavians have secured a total of 60 goals against 18 by their opponents. Of the recognised eleven," five of the players com- menced their football career with the new olub, so that it will be seen at a glance that the club, in its inaugural season, has been attended with more than ordinary success. Mr. J. B. Marston has ably and courteously occupied the post of captain, and the secretarial duties have been discharged with diligence and efficiency by Mr. Edward Jones. We anticipate with great interest the football season of 1887-8, when we hope to see the olub again at work, refreshed and invigorated by its repose of the summer months. Date. Club. Ground. Goals. 1886. Mold Agrt Oct 9 Holywell RovirfIJ Mold 1 o 16: Wrexham Excelsior .Wrexham. 0 8 23. Holywell Town Mold.. 7 1 30. Hawarden Rangers Mold 6 0 Wo-v 6. Rhyl Rhyl not played 13. Gwersyllt Alyn 8tars Gwersyllt 2 1 20. Hope Mold 4 o 27. Hawarden Rangers ..Hawarden.. 3 0 Det 4. Rhostyllyn Mold 5 2 11. Sandycroft Sandycroft.. 3 0 18. Ruthin Mold 4 0 27. Gwersyllt Alyn Stars Mold ..1 n 1887. Jan i- Birkenhead Argylo ..Birkenhead.. 4 1 15. Holy-well Town Holy-well 2 0 Feb 12. Flint Flint 0 o (Drawn—not played out). oc Denbigh Athletio Denbigh 2 0 *> Flint Mold 2 0 •.r (Argus Medal Competition). MarS. Gwersyllt Alyn Stars Mold 2 ,.8 12. Denbigh Athletic Denbigh 4 o 10 -kkt (^STi^Medal Competition). 19. •• Wrexham Excelsior .Mold 2 0 Mold 0 2 „ r< (Argus Medal Competition). Apl 8. Gwersyllt Alyn Stars Mold o q 11. Birkenhead Argyle ..Birkenhead" i 22 matohes .60 18
PRESTATYN. A MAIDEN SESSION.—The usual monthly sessions .■re to have been held at Prestatyn on Monday last, but there were no cases for hearing-a fact which speaks creditably for the order of the large district comprised within the division.
NORTH WALIAN SORAPIANA. XVI. The history of the Monks, of Bangor, in Flint- shire, will always command the special attention of NorthlWalesmen. Its founders, Dunawd, Deniol, Cyngan, Cynwyl, and Gwarthen, should be always honoured by us as benefactors to our country, and I purpose in this chapter to refer to them more particularly, and to some other persons of their day who were engaged in like works with themselves. DUNAWD, was the son of Pabo Post Prydain, avaliant man of war, and he was therefore the grand- son of Arthwys ab Mor, who was the son of Morvydd ab Oenew, ab Col Godabog. Dunawd'a father evidently dwelt in North Britain in the latter part of the fifth century, but the Gwyddelian Picts settled there were too powerful for him, and he retired to North Wales, where he married Gwenaseth, the daughter of Rhuvon Rhuvoniog, and so gained the favour of Cyngen, king of Powys, who bestowed lands upon him, and praotically established him in Wales. His eminent son was a North Walian by birth, and in his early days he devoted himself to the arts of war, under the leadership of his father. Oyngen became his friend and patron, and when he after- wards embraced a religious life, and founded his monastry at Bangor, the prince endowed it with many lands, and Dunawd became its first Abbot. According to Bede, this institution contained more than two thousand students, many of them being members of our first families, others foreigners, and some of them, men who have since left their marks on Church and State. Mr. Williams says that Bangor furnished a large proportion of the learned men who attended the Welsh Bishops in their Conference with St. Augustine," in or about the year 599, and he adds—somewhat incorrectly, I imagine-that Dunawd was at that time its Abbot. He married Dwywe, daughter of Gerllawg at Llenawg, and had Deniol, Cynwyl, and Gwarthen by her, all of whom laboured with him at Bangor, and so became directly identified with the College there. Cyngan, the prince of Powys, who had assisted Dunawd, was son to Oadwrn Deyrnllwg, who ruled over a territory extending from Shrewsbury to Chester, and he flourished in the fifth century. He is said to have been baptised into the Christian faith by Garmon on his second mission to Wales in the year 447. He succeeded the father about the year 500 as prince of Powys, and is supposed to have been about the same age as his protegé. He is celebrated in our histories for the patronage he extended to the Saints, and by some, he is looked upon as one of them, on the ground probably that, he founded a Church at Shrewsbury which is called after his name. He was a Briton of course, and in some measure connected with North Wales, but not so as to entitle him to be mentioned under his own name alone, in these records as a North Walian. CYNWYL, the second son of Dunawd, founded a Church at Penrhos, in Carnarvonshire, which is dedicated to him, and he assisted his father as already stated, at Bangor Iscoed. Of Gwarthen, the third son next to nothing is known but of the eldest son, there is much to say, and it had better be said here, although in strictness it should come later. DJBNIOL, the eldest son of Dunawd, after he had assisted his father at Bangor Iscoed for some years, proceeded to Bangor in Carnarvonshire, where he founded another Monastery, and became its first Abbot. Maelgwyn Gwynedd soon afterwards con- verted it into a see, and at his request Dubricus consecrated Deniol the first bishop of the new see. All that must have happened before the year 560 when Maelgwyn died, but how long before none can tell, although some writers say that Deniol had proceeded to Bangor in the year 516, and had died there in 644. All the surrounding facts seem to shew that these dates cannot be depended upon, but they also shew, that Deniol was Bishop of Bangor, before the death of, the king, and that he probably survived him. He founded the Churches of Hawarden, and Worthenbury, in Flintshire Llan- uwohllyn, in Merionethshire, and some others in South Wales, and "he died at a good age, much honoured by all men, and was buried with the Saints at Bardsey." In the Triads, Deniol is mentioned as one of the three bards and holy bachelors of the Isle of Britain, but, in the last particular at least, that must be wrong, for he had one son at least, who must be mentioned in connection with himself- DBINIOLBN, who was a member of the monastery at Bangor Iscoed, under his grandfather, and when that establishment was destroyed by Ethelfrith, and his Saxon followers, he removed to Bangor in Carnarvonshire, where he succeeded his father as abbot of the monastery in that city. In the year 616, he founded the Church of Llanddeilion in Anglesey, and that of of Llanddeinoi Vab. in the same county, so that we have in this one family, three successive generations of holy men and also the most clear evidonce that can be expected, of the existence of colleges, monastic institutions, abbots, and duly consecrated bishops in North Wales, longbe- fore the close of the sixth century. Cynfan'a bene- factions to support these institutions must have been of a purely p ersonal character, although made by the Prince; and it appears to me that the church of that period could in no way have been subject to State control. I should like to have it made clear on the other hand, that the State itself was not then more or lefis subject to the church. It is clear enough however that theeducational, the moral, and the re ligio-Lis welfare of the British people was being well attended to when we reflect upon the foundation of monastic establishments in divers parts of North Wales, the dedication of churches to the worship of God, and the over-seeing of minis- ters by bishops episcopally ordained. This is further shewn in the history of- CYBI, another saint who flourished in the sixth century. He was the son of Selyf ab Geraint, by Gwen, daughter of Gynyr, and having founded a religious society in Anglesey, at Caergybi, he was, according to the usual practice of the time styled a bishop." It is oertain he possessed no episcopal authority of any sort, nor is there a tittle of evidence to shew, he had been consecrated to the office of a bishop. Why then was he so designated according to the usual practice" unless it be, that every saintly person who preside d over a monastery or a church had a title of honour conferred upon him by courtesy, and that Cybi in that way gained the dis- tinction thus given to him according to the usual practice of the time? Elian, « the pilgrim," was Cybi's friend; and so was Seiriol "the saint, "and Mr. Williams says, "Acco rding to the traditions, Cybi and Eliau used to meet at a place called Llandyvyrog, between Llanelian and Holyhead, to discuss matters of religion and another tradition relates that Cybi and Seiriol used to meet every week at Clorach, near Llanerchymedd, which is about midway from Holyhead to Seiriol's Chapel; and there are to this day, two wells of water, about ten yards distant, which retain the names of Ffynnon Seiriol, and Ffynnon Gybi, where a great concourse of people until of late years, used to rosort to wash off their several diseases." The Church of Llan- gybi, in Caernarvonshire was founded by Gybi, and other Churches in South Wales are aimed after him. ELIAN, one of the excellent menjuafc mentioned, was son of Gallu Reiddawg, by Canna, daughter of Tewdwr Mawr. He had boen educated a Rome, and came to Anglesey in the time of Ct ,alawn Law Hir. This generous I'rince bestow, lands upon the chnrchos in Anglesey, aru bounded a Sanctuary there. The Church of Llaneliad in that county was founded by Elian, and it was at one time resorted to by numbers of people to implore the saint's assistance to relieve them from their disorders and to that end, offerings were made in Elian's Chest Thus the ancient British Church fell into some of the very practices which led to her dishonour, and her eventual subjugation to an authority she had strongly objected to in the day of her power. Elian also founded the Church of Llanelian in Denbigh- shire, and there, the cursing well has borne the palm for many generations Money did its evil work there as it had done at Llanelian in Anglesey, and we must admit to our shame that blessing" and cursing," had become a question of money in the period under notice, and not a matter of faith. The saint was in no way to blame for this, but his saintly name was used by traffickers in souls for their own profit. SEIBIOL, was the son of Owain Danwyn, grandson of Einion Ynth, and great grandson of Cunedda Wledig. He was educated at Garmon's college, first, and then at Penmon in Anglesey, where Einion, king of Lleyn, had founded a college. He was Einion's nephew, and became the principal of that establishment at the request of his uncle. The oollege had been well endowed, and it soon became so famous that the Scandinavians of the Isle of Man, and of Scotland sent their sons to it for their education. Mr. Williams remarks, The colleges of Seriol and Benno were the most celebrated for learning of all the colleges of North Wales," and we can therefore adopt that testimony again in support of the contention I have set up in a former part of this paper. All these men were in a sense pilgrims," evangelists, teachers; and looking dispassionately at the vast extent of country they had to attend to, either by themselves, or by their assistants, we can do no otherwise than reverence their names, and look very tenderly upon their shortcomings, for after all they did a good service to their country. In parting with them I think it right to mention- LLEOHID, the saintly daug iter of Ithel Hael, who founded the Church of Llanllechid, in Car- narvonshire, in the early part of the sixth century. Her father, I admit, was an Armorioan and a prince of that country, and his daughter, probably, was herself born there, but when she accompanied Cadvan to Britain, and married a North Walian, she became :ours by adoption, and her heart was dedioated to God's service among the mountains of Snowdonia. There were many traditions about her piety and goodness recited to me by that incom- parable book-worm, Robert Jones, of Bethesda, some years ago, and among them, the one in which it is said she had been buried in a boulder stone lying in the river Ogwen, not far from Llanllechid. The late Edward Stephens, of Tanymarian, once took me to look at Llechid's grave, when that beautiful river was in torrent; and to his musioal ear, her spirit was heard singing praises to God in her boulder coffin. It only wanted the stillness of a starry night, to convert the scene we were looking upon, into a sort of earthly paradise, presided over by Llechid's ghost, and gladdened by the musio of her saintly song. She was very present to both of us, although we saw her not and so is she present to me now that I pen these lines in her honour. We have gained much through our intercourse with our English neighbours but have we not lost far more than we have gained ? The cut and dry folk-love of a busy and enterprising people, who hasten to become rich, can meet with no ready echo in the hearts of the hardy Wellh mountaineer who has been nursed upon the lap of the women of his own spirit-land. The corpse candles may be forgotten with advantage our fairies may be allowed to fly elsewhere; the ghouls who frightened us in our childhood are far better away but the traditions of our Saints the old stories that were once so abundant about our warriors, our Bards, our sweet daughters, our early pilgrims, our holy monks, and of the warning voices which now and then reached the ears of our ancestors, why should they be allowed to perish P To me, who from a child loved to hear all the wonderful tales that could be told about my country and her people, and who has spent many happy years of life in the pursuit of them, the change that has come over the spirit of our dream land, is sad indeed. Every ro- mance had its moral, every. story its lesson, every old ballad its beauty, a nd when some learned pundit in our traditional history, a at him down to relate all he remembered of the past, and listening crowds lay at his feet entranced with his wisdom, I cannot think this was time wasted, or that the reciter of our folk lore had spent his life in vain. No it was far otherwise; for after all, much of the true history of every people must be looked for in "Llafar Gwlad," and I know of no nation that has been so rich as ours in that respect, or that is in so muqh danger of losing it, as ours is at this day. I would it were otherwise, but much fear that all the modern fates are against us. We can, at least, endeavour to preserve the remembrance of all these, and it is with that view chiefly I have devoted 80 much attention to them. FLINTINIIS.
ST. ASAPH. VAGBANOY.—On Tuesday, before Colonel Hore, John Lloyd, a tramp, was brought up in custody charged with begging at Talardy on Monday. The prisoner admitted the offence, and was committed to gaol for seven days with hard labor. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Present at Thursday's meeting,lMr, T. G. Dixon, chairman, Messrs. W. M. Clarke and E. Morgan, vice-chairmen, J. Briscoe, T. Winston, S. Perks, W. Williams, Joseph Lloyd, D. Edwards, J. Roberts, Geinas, John Hughes, H. Parry, E. Angel, D. Davies, T. Lloyd Murray-Browne, Poor Law Inspector, and Oharlelil Q-rimsley, clerk. THE WOBKHOUSE. The Master reported that there were 118 inmates at present in the house, as compared with 132 the previous board-day, and with 129 the corresponding period last year. During the fortnight, 142 vagrants had been relieved, as compared with 162. A CONVICTED PAUPEB. Mr. E. Morgan called the Board' sattention to a case heard at the recent St. Asaph Petty Sessions, where a pauper was fined, including cost Z4. He thought it was a subject fit for an inquiry, if the woman was able to pay all that money. The Chair- man fully agreed, and thanked Mr. Morgan for bringing the case forward. Mr. Murray-Browne said that was not the first pauper fined that had been alluded to that day in going over the relief list. The relieving officer stated that the woman was still in receipt of 2s. weekly. The guardians directed that the payment should from henceforth cease, and the other cases will be inquired into. THE WATER SUPPLY AT THE HOUSH. Mr. Lloyd reported having visited the house that morning, finding there was an ample supply of water there being a depth of 2ft. 3in. in the cistern.
THE GUARDIANS AND THE PAUPERS. Mr. Lloyd called attention to the desirability of guardians and relieving officers becoming person- ally acquainted with all the paupers in the res- pective parishes. Mr. Williams had attended a vestry for going over the relief list in his parish, and the chairman and others recommended that similar vestries should be held in each parish. The Clerk was directed to write in due course to the assistant overseers on the subject.
TTTE ELECTIONS. Aeon41-' f in the parish of Denbigh [only, wh.il Messi.JS. Angel (old guardian), R. Davies, and John Kuowles (being one vote above Mr. A. Ashford), were returned. Threatened contests in Abergele and Dyserth wero avoided at the last moment, the old guardian, Mr. R. Roberts, being returned in the latter, and in the other, Messrs. E. Roberts, Foryd Lodge, Hugh Williams, Sea View, John Vaughan, Penybryn, and Wm. Ellis, Tymawr, were declared elected, Messrs. D. Edwards, J. D. Jones, and Elias Jones retiring. In Dymeirchion, Mr. Thomas Matthews takes the place of Capt. Salusbury, in Henllan, Mr. James McMurray replaces the Rev. W, E. Jones, Bvl. hau Rectory and in St. Asaph, Messrs. T. Howes Roberta and J. Kendall are elected instead of Dr. Davies and Mr. T. Parry, in addition to Messrs. Joseph Lloyd and John Kerfoot. The old guardians for the other parishes, remain in office,
CAERWYS. ENTEBTAINMRXT. A very successful entertain- ment was held at Caerwys Schoolroom on Thursday, the 14th instant. The room was very tastefully decorated, under the superintendence of the Rev. E. Jones and Miss Jones, the Rectory, who also had prepared the scenery required for the two parts of the programme. The Rev. E. Jones was the chairman for the evening. The entertainment was opened by Mrs. and Master Jones, who played a duett on the pianoforte; after which, a new song, "Angorfa," was sung by "Gomerydd"; also, Robin Red Breast," by Master A. H. Jones. All now being ready, the operetta, Red Riding Hood," was performed by a selected number of echool children (in character). All the parts were excellently performed, and the singing of the young Blue Bells," with a tiny bell in tke hand of each one, was loudly encored. The whole performance was a great credit to Miss Jones (the rectory), who had undertaken the task of teaching the children. During the interval between the two parts, the Tremeirchion Glee Party sang in good style the two glees, "Y Gwanwyn," and "Where art thou, beam of Light" after which Gomerydd sang "Liberty Hall," and Master Arthur Hutchinson Jones sang "Three Little Pigs (encored), when he sang 11 Buttercups and Daisies." The second part was a "Dialogue" called "Bob Sawyer's Party," the characters in which were very well snstained by Misses Williams and Davies, and Messrs. J. Davies, W. Parry, G. Davies, T. Morgan, T. Owens, A. J. Crispin, and T. O. Hughes. The performance created roars of laughter. Gomerydd was next called upon to sing a topical song, called Later on," referring to the scarcity of water at Caerwys, and during his performance a dummy water carrier was wheeled on the stage, and a beautiful little fountain threw up jets of water on the stage, which was a great surprise to a Caerwys audience. The room was crowded, and everyone testified that a most pleasant evening was spent. PETTY SESSIONS MONDAY. — Before Colonel Mesham. LICENSE TRANSFER. A temporary transfer of the license of the Fox Inn, was granted to Mr. Robert Smart, son-in-law of the late tenant. CBUELTY TO PIGS. Four men, named respectively, Thomas Fellows, Tarvin; Thomas Fellows, Delamere Wm. Price, Oscroft, and Richard Lewis, Norley, were summoned at the instance of Mr. C. Nicholas, Birkenhead, Inspector R.S.P.C.A., for illtreating and abusing 49 pigs by over-crowding them in a pig cote at Caerwys, on the 29th March. Only two of the defendants, Thomas Fellows and Wm. Price appeared, and admitting the offence, were fined 6s. and costs, the two absent defendants were fined 10s. and costs. A LAME MARE. Daniel Davies, Pantycefn, was summoned by Inspector Nichols, for illtreating a mare, by working it while lame in both its fore legs. The defendant contended that the animal did well enough for his work, and it ate well enough." The Inspector said that the mare was unfit for work. The defendant promised to do away with the animal. He was fined 5s. part of the costs.—The defendant who had got the horse by means of a subscription, and having paid only a small sum himself, when he promised to have the mare destroyed, appealed to the magistrate present to kindly head the list for another horse.
BROUGHTON. PETTY SESSIONS: THURSDAY. Before W. Johnson, Esq., (in the ohair), C. Davison, F. A. Frost, and W. Carstairs Jones, Esqrs. THB BATING OF THE LONDON AND NOBTH • WESTEBN RAILWAY COMPANY. The adjourned case against the London and North-Western Railway for non-payment of rates in Saltney and Hawarden townships, came before the court.—Mr. Fenna, who appeared for the com- pany, said their worships would recollect that the case was adjourned from the Hawarden Sessions to enable the company to pay the amount of the last rate, so that the overseers could meet the calls. Since that time formal notice of appeal had been given. He had asked the collector to withdraw the sum- mons, but he could not see his way to do so. As that was the case, he (Mr. Fenna) must ask their worships to dismiss the summons. That was the usual course adopted.—The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. Keene) informed the collector that as an appeal was pending, the bench could not make an order, and advised Ithe withdrawal of the summons.—The collector assented to this course, and the summons was withdrawn. LICENSING APPLICATION. Mr. J. P. Cartwright, solicitor, Chester, made an application in respect of the Ferry House. Queen's Ferry. He said the house was formerly kept by Martha Gregory, who had become bankrupt, and John Mousley, of Queen's iferry, had entered into an agreement with the Official Receiver to purchase the fixtures and take over the property. He had also made Jthe necessary arrangements with the lessee of the house, and he now applied for temporary authority to sell.—Evidence as to charaoter having been given, the application was granted. OHABQE OT LARCENY. Martha Lewis and Eliza Lewis, mother and daughter, of respectable appearance, residing at Ewloe Barn, were summoned by John Davidson for having stolen a quantity of coal belonging to Mr. Watkinson.— The prosecutor stated that at seven o'clock on the night of the 25th March he saw the defendants make two journeys to a siding and carry a quantity of coal to their house. He should think they carried about a half cwt. each journey. Cross-examined by Mr. Cartwright who defended He did not inform the police or Mr. Watkinson of the theft until a fortnight after. He lived next door to the defendants, and there had been a dispute between them and his wife. He would swear he saw take place what he had described. He had threatened the defendants several times (and after a pause) when they deserved it." He passed them when they had coal in their possession, but did not speak to them.—Mr. Cartwright, on behalf of the defendants, denied the charge, and said it was no- thing more than downright spite.—The case was dismissed. CBUBLTY TO A HOBSB. John Moore, shooting gallery proprietor, who did not appear, was charged with having cruelly illtreated a horse by working it while in an unfit state, at Penyffordd, on the 30th March.—Police- constable J ohn J ones proved the case, and said there were three wounds on the animal's shoulder very much inflamed and sore. The horse was drawing a heavy van at the time.—A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed. —
Literary Notices. "PEN AND PENCIL."—Another candidate for public favor in the weekly illustrated press has appeared under the title of "Pen and Pencil" published by Maclure, Macdonald and Co., of Glasgow. The publishers evidently rely upon the illustrations rather than upon the letter press for their success, the latter being chiefly excerpts from other prints, and a serial story from the pen of Mrs. Oliphant. The illustrations, however, will com- mend it to a high place in public favor, for Pen and Pencil" is undoubtedly the most attractive penny weekly periodical of its kind yet published. +
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. f CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY.—DOWN TRAMS. | STODATB. CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAMWAY.-UP TRAiwa. SU NDAYS. leave "a.m a.m a.m. i a.m [ a.m a.m a.m i p.m 1 p.m p.m." p.m p.m. p.m p.m p.m i p.m p.m a.m a.m a.m i p.m leavk a.nc i Jj a-m i a.m | a.m I ft.m a.m a.m a.m a.mip. n. p.m p.m p.m p.m p.m i p.m p.m p.in a.m. a.m p.m. p.m CHESTER 2 306 30 8 4510 01148 2 3o| 2 555 55 10 g E 57 508 5010301110 2 309 3511156 0 HOLYHEAD. 17 BO j 1210 3 IS t os t 5 451140 ..85 Sandycroft 6 41 8 66I 1154 3 6 15 21.2 |9 1 1041 9 46 6 10 Bangor (dep)..6 10J Ji 8 0 9 5 11 0 |1 25 | .4 30 7 20 9 3 7 0 1232 9 3 QUEER'S Ferry 6 45 •• 9 0j 1158 3 10 15 25 TL I V 9 5104!) 19 50 6 15 Aber 6 20 O I 9 15 1110 |L 35 I 4 40 7 30 7 91 Connah'sQuay 6 50 *• 9 51 12 3 3 15 5 30M C 20 |9 10 1050 |9 55 6 21 Llanfairfechan. 6 25; A |8 14! 9 20 1115 |1 40 J 4 46 7 37 7 14) FLINT 6 57 •• 9 12! 1210 3 22 V ;5 37 A 6 27 '9 171057 |l0 3 6 29 Penmaenmawr. 6 32 G, 8 20| 9 26 1121 'L 46 4 54 7 44 7 20L Bag-illt 7 2 9 17 1217 3 28 5 43 2 9 23 ilO 8 6 35 Conway 6 42 jg ;8 30| 9 35 1130 (1 55 5 4\ 7 64 9 23 7 281 0 9 23 HOLYWELL* ..78" 9 23 1223 3 33 5 49* A6 37 V 9 29 1014 6 40 Llandudno Jun. 6 50 g ,8 37| 9 39 1140 2 3 I 5 1* 8 49 34 I £ Mostyn 7 17 •• 9 30 1233 3 41 V 5 57 ° 6 45 T j9 37 3 1024 6 50 Colwyn Bay. 7 0 g, 8 46 9 54 1150 2 13 5 25 ..8 14 7 411 18 Prestatyn 7 28 9 42 1245 3 53 6 7 AJG! ;9 47 1036 ..7 2 Colwyn 7 4| g I 9 58 1154 2 18 5 30 8 19 7 45; RHYL '*3 10 7 37 •• 9 50 1040 1253 3 10 4 2 5 54 6 15 |$7 0(8 35 9 55 A 3 10 1045,1150;7 9 Llandulas 7 9, 8 | 10 3 |ll58! 2 23 5 35 8 24 7 50! P Abenrele 7 49 10 6 1051 1 8 3 23 6 51 £ § 7 13 8 49 G .I 7 18 Abergele 7 I61 & 8 57t 1010 | 12 5 2 31 5 43 8 32 7 59 Llandulas 7 58 •• 1014 1 17 3 32 | 7 21j8 58 -§ 7 27 RHYL 7 30! g 9 7 9 60 1024 1157 1219 2 46 3 45 6 0 8 48 10 5 8 101 45 6 45 10 S 3 Colwyn 8 3 •• 1018 |l 22 3 37 6 I6; G 0 7 269 3 M 7 32 Prestatyn 7 38 9 68 (12 «J | I | 3 53 6 8 8 56 8 19, 6 63 Colwyn Bay' 8 7 •• 102311 3 1 26 3 41 6 20| £ £ 7 309 7j 7 37 Mostyn 7 49 A A [1010 1215; 1236 3 44 4 6 2# 9 8 8 30! .64.. Llandudno Jun 3 40 8 21 •• 10361115 1 40 3 54 6 31 « g 7 44 9 2L| HOLYWELL. 7 56 O 9 281016 1048 1222 | I ,3 12 4 12 6 28 9 17 8 372 5« 12 Conway 3 43 8 24 •• 10391118 1 43 3 57 6 34 7 479 24I 3 43 1215|7 50 Bagillt 8 3| 4 ,1025 11228 j J 4 19 6 35 9 25 8 46: 6 IS Penmaenmawr' 8 34 10501128 1 54 4 8 6 45j ..$7 58 9 34! 1 |8 2 Flint 8 79 25 1030 1233 1248 I 4 25 6 41 9 30 8 53J 6 25 Llanfairfechan 8 40 •• (105611352 0 4 15 6 51 G 8 4|9 40 | |8 8 Connah'sQuay. 8 159 3lj !103« 1240 I j 1 4 31 6 48 9 38 9 0 6 32 Aber 8 48 '11 1 11402 5 4 20 •• O 8 109 45 1 •• I8 13 Queen's Ferry.. 8 20 9 30 11043 1245 j 4 35 6 53 9 43 9 4F 6 37 BANFROJ 4 59 0, ,11151160 2 20 4 35 7 10, 8 25 10 0 1235 4 5.. 1235 8 30 Sandycroft 8 24 9 40 '1147 |1250 | 4 39 6 58 9 48 9 9 6 41 Holyhead 65(1010 I 1 5 3 40 6 45 I 9 40I I 1 20 4 55 1 23,9 35 Chester 8 35 9 50 9 58 11 0,1120 1 0 I 8 I 3 45 4 55 7 15 10 5 1055 9 25 2 50 6 55 1055
VALE OF OLWYD, DENBIGH, RUTHIN, AND CORWEN RAILWAYS. LEAT. a.m I a.m P.- P.m p.m p.m P.m RHYL 7 5610601 103 16 6 20 8 55 Rhuddlan 8 4 1059 1 19 3 25 ,!6 29 9 4 St. Asaph 8 12 11 7 1 27 3 33 6 3T Q 12 Trefnant 8 20 1116;1 35 3 41 g 45^ 2o DENB.. } I I9, J 4JI5 50 •• 6 549 29 J d. 8 45 1135 2 0i4 0 7 is Llanrhaiadr 8 54 1144 2 9 4 8 7 24. Rhewl 8 59;il49 2 14 4 13 7 oq RUTHIN 9 5 1155 2 20 4 19 ? II Eyarth 9 1112 1; 4 24 7 4? Nantolwyd 9 211211; 432 751 Derwen 9 26 1216 4 37 7 6ft Gwyddelwern. 9 38 1228 4 47 8 8 Corwen 9 47^1237 4 55 8 17 LBATK a.m a.m a.m p.m p.m m n m CORWEN 7 30 1030 1255 .7 5 45 Gwyddelwern 7 39 1038 1 4 5 54 Derwen 7 51 1045 1 16 fi 6 Nantclwyd 7 56!l060 1 21 6 IV Eyarth 8 6 1057 1 31 6 21 RUTHIN 8 1211 4 1 374*506 27i 8 13:11 8 1 43 4 56 6 36! Llanrhaiadr 8 23jlll4 1 48 5 1 6 4l! ,] DENB 1 ar 32|1122 1 67 5 10 6 50; d. 6 45j9 10|1I25 2 05 15 7 35 Trefnant 6 54 9 191133 2 9 5 24 7 44 xti. ^ph 7 29 27 1140 2 175 32 7 52 Rhuddlan 7 10 9 35 1146 2 25 5 40 8 0 7 19 9 44jl 165 2 34 5 49 8 9 MOLD AND DENBIGH RAILWAY. LBATB a.m a.m p.m p.m p.m Dm n m CHESTER 7 15 10 2 1210 2 32 5 25 6 o's 4§ Broughton Hall. 7 25 1012 1220 2 42 5 35 8 50 Hope 7 40 1025 1235 2 57 5 60 9 5 Padeswood 7 47 1032 1242 3 45 67 9 n Hope. 7 40 1025 1235 2 57 5 60 9 5 Padeswood 7 47 1032 1242 3 45 67 9 11 Llong 7 50 1035 12453 7 6 0 914 t TVFOT.N ) ar. 7 55 1040 1250 3 12 6 5;6 29 9 19 d. 7 57 1042 1252 3 U 16 31 9 21 f Rhydymwyn 8 4 1049 1259j3 21 !6 389 28 t Nannerch. 8 13 1058 1 8 3 30: Q 47 9 37 Caerwys 8 20 11 6 1 15 3 37 6 54 9 44 | Bodfari 8 25 1110 1 20 3 42 (7 0 9 50 Denbigh 8 35 1120 1 30 3 54 7 lojio 0 LKAVS a-m A.ni. a.m, a.m p.m p.m n.m r DENBIGH 8 35|l0 o'll35 2 20 5 40 7 0 Bodfari 8 43 10 8'll43 2 28 5 48 7 8 f Caerwys 8 50/1014 1150 2 35 5 55 7 15 Nannerch 8 58 1022 1158 2 43 6 3 7 23 t Rhydymwyn 9 7 1030 12 7 2 52 6 12 7 32 MOLD.. •• 9 14 1038 1214 2 59i6 19 7 39 fc ) d.7 459 161040 1216 3 l'|6 21 7 41 ■' Wong. 7 49 9 20 1044 1220 3 5 6 26 7 45 L Padeswood 7 53 9 24 1047 1224|3 9 6 29 7 49 f Hope. 8 1 9 30 1055 1232,3 17 6 37 7 56 £ Broughton Hai. 8 14 9 43 11 5 1245 3 30 6 50 8 9 > Chester^ 8 24 9 54 1115 1255 3 40 7 0 8 20 4 Printel and Published by the Proprietors DAVIE.S AND CO., at their General Printing OFFINN, High Street, Holywell,
HAWARDEN. MBS. GLADSTONE AKD THE FLOWER SHOW.—The dispute between Mrs. Gladstone and the Horticul- tural Society regarding the terms on which the Hawarden Castle grounds are granted for the flower show was reopened at a meeting of the society on Monday night. Mrs. Gladstone wished the society to contribute half its profits to the national schools, andhe did not recognise prize money as an expenditure. The society refused the terms, and at the last meeting resolved to give Mrs. Gladstone a donation provided the show proceeds permitted. Mrs. Gladstone, however, insisted on a previous re- quest that a contribution should be given when the proceeds were of an average amount. This was strongly resented by the committee. Mr. Radcliffe proposed the dissolution of the society, and that the surplus should be given to a charitable institution. As several gentlemen in the district, however, had offered their grounds for the show, this proposition was withdrawn, and the meeting unanimously re- solved to accept the offer of Mr. William Thom, Springfield House, to hold the show in his grounds.
NORTHOP. SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK,—An instance of earnest- ness in Sunday School work may be gathered from Northop Church Sunday School. On Sunday last, there were 169 scholars present 493 verses were repeated by the scholars from memory, and the amount contributed to the Sunday School Club, which is returned with interest at Christmas, was <2 10s. WOMEN'S JTJBILHB OFFERING. The parish of Northop has responded most generously to the ap- peal for the above fund. The following ladies kindly undertook to collect:—Mrs. Sandars, Mrs. Wills, Mrs. W. Jones, Mrs. T. Astbury, Mrs. E. Astbury, Mrs. Hughes, Miss A. Bankes, Miss Bate- man, Miss S. Astbury, Miss S. E. Jones. The sum of JE8 3s. 3d. was collected from 363 contributors, a result which, while testifying to the zeal of collectors and subscribers, affords a pleasing instance of loyalty in Wales. The following return shews the districts, the names of collectors, the number of contributors and the amount subscribed District. Collector. No. Contributors Amt reed. f. s. d. Noithop Village.. Mrs. T. Astbury 50 0 10 5 .Mrs. Hugh Hughell. 51 0 12 7 Northop Hall Mrs. Edw. Astbury 50 0 12 8 ..Miss S. E Jones 50 0 12 0 ..Mrs. W. Jones 14 0 16 2 II ..Alrs. Wills 15 0 9 0 Soughton Miss S. Astbury. 63 0 14 a Mis. Amy Bankes 29 0 13 0 Ild[m. Sandars 12 2 19 1 The Green Miss A. Bateman 29 0 4 9 Total 363 £ 833 KINDNESS TO ANIMALS.—A GOOD EXAMPLB.— Twelve months ago, Miss Sandars, of Lower Soughton, in order to encourage the kind treatment of dumb animals, offered two prizes of 10s. and 5s. each, to boys in Northop and Soughton townships, who treated the pony or donkey under his care best during the year. On Thursday evening last, a number of the boys were invited to Lower Soughton, where they were provided with a good supper, and where the prixes were awarded-ist Isaac Bellis, employed by Mr. Astbury, Boot Hotel, Northop 2nd, Daniel Hughes, employed by Mr. Edward Foulkes, Northop. Miss Sandars kindly promised to renew the prizes next year. There is no doubt that the plan the lady has adopted has already had good effect, and it is to be expected that the number of competitors will be largely increased during the year.
ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL CHORAL SERVICES. Sunday, April 24th, 1887. Chants, Hackett in B flat single, Goodenough, Spear i* B flat; Service, Smart in F; Anthem, "If we believe," Boyce Ilymns, 261, 302. Chants, P. Hnvea in F single Kent in C Anthem, Blessed be the God and Father, Wesley. Chant, Barnby in E fiat single; Cantioles, Hiles in A single Hymns, 299, 293, 22. In Hasvlence. — The Very Rer. the Dean; The Key." CinpnHttgh Jones; R. A. Atkjnf^ Esq OrganiUt.