HALKYN. The widowed Duohess of Westminster has reeolved to make her home in Wales, and has selected Halkyn Castle as the place of her future residence.-Britio)i Weekly. CONOBST.—A grand concert will take place in the Duke of Westminster's Schools, en Shrove-Tuesday, February 27th, in aid of the War Relief Fund. Madame Mary Jenkins and other renowned voealists and instrumentalists have kindly consented to take part. Fnrther partioulars appear in our advertwng columns. W AB RELIEF FUND.-The second oommittoe meet- ing in connection with tke Holywell Relief Fund took place on Wednesday evening, at the Halkyn Parish Hall Council Room, and was presided over (through the unavoidable absence of Alderman Peter Jones) by Mr J. Conway Brows, Rhosesmor. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and unanimously confirmed. The secretary (Mr. W. A. Redfern) read the list of subscriptions which had been collected from November 28th to January 31st, which amounted to JM6 2s. 4d. A »
HOLYWELL RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The fortnightly meeting of this Council was held on Friday last, when there were presentMessrs Wm. Roberts (chairman), Wm. o. Piokering (rice-chairman), W. Matthews, J. Petrie, T. J. Pownall, Edward Jones, Goodman P. Edwards, Trevor J. D. Jones, Robt. Foulkes, W. Parry Jones, Wm. Thomas, Rev. Watkin Williams; Olerk-Hr P. Harding Roberts; Assistant Olerk-Mr W. H. Roberts Surveyor—Mr E. Foulkes Inspectors- Messrs J. P. Jones, Holywell, and E. W. Jones, Mold. inrw XBMBBB. Mr Goodman P. Edwards, elected as the representative of the West Ward of Bagillt, attended and made the customary declaration of aooeptanoe of office. BBTHFOBS BOAS. The Olerk reported that the Joint Committee of the Holywell and Brynford representatives of the District Oonncil and the members of the Brynford Parish Oonnoil had met and had reoommended that Mr J. M. Williams should take oharge of the work on behalf of the Council, and that he should make a report and forward it to Mr Robert Lloyd, the Inspector of Main Roads.-The recommendation was adopted.—Plans were received from the Clerk to the Brynford Parish Oonnoil, of the proposed road from Brynford to Dafarn Dywyll. A WHITTOBD BO AD. The Whitford Parish Oonncil called attention to the condition of the public road from Penypalment to Brynybaw. Lord Denbigh, it was stated, dis- claimed ownership. Inquiry was made as to whether there was anything to prevent the road being repaired by the District Council ? The Clerk stated that be had replied to the letter by inquiring whether the Parish Council assert that the road referred to is a public highway or merely a road over which the public bad acquired a right of way. —The consideration of the matter was deferred in order that the reply of the Clerk to the Whitford Pariah Council might be received. A 1XOODBD BOAD. The Nerquis Parish Council oalled attention to the condition of the road at Pant lago.-The Surveyor stated that previous attempts had been made to have the road repaired. The stream ran alongside the road and flooded it. The matter was deferred in order that the Surveyor report upon the present con- dition of the road. FBHOIHO A BOAD. The Mold Surveyor in his report submitted an estimate of the cost of fenoing a road in the district which amounted to JE44. It was stated that the adjoining land was common which had been allotted. The opinion of the Council was that the owner of the land should put up the fence, and not the Council, and the Clerk was requested to make the application. HOLYWHLL INSPBOTOB'S BBPOBT. The Holywell District Sanitary Inspector (M. J. P. Jones), reported upon several matters in various parts of the district. The acceptance of plans of new houses near Castle Villa, Bagillt, was deferred owing to the arrangements for the disposal of sewage not being satisfactory. The dispute was that the Main Roads Inspector objected to any connection with the tank erected by the Council some years ago, and further olaimed the tank which, it was urged, was for the purpose of receiving storm water only.—The Inspector was direoted to make further inquiries as to the ownership of the tank. HOLD DIOTMOT SAKITABY BEPOBT. The Mold Inspeotor in his report stated that there was not a single case of infectious disease reported Within the district. It was stated that the case of over-crowding at Halkyn still continued, but a letter had been received stating that steps would be taken to remedy the complaint. Further aotion was deferred. NZVXAXXBT rABXSBIONXBS AND THEIB COMPLAINTS. A communication was received from the Local Government Board enclosing a letter received from the Chairman of the Newmarket Parish Council, and requesting the views ot the District Council thereon The letter was to the effeot that at a parish meeting a resolution was parsed that the parishioners desired to impress upon the Local Government Board its unanimous disapproval of the scheme of drainage carried Oat as absolutely unnecessary and protesting against the injustice of the ratepayers being ex- pected to bear the expense. The resolution proceeded to allege that the water supply was liable to pollution and the pool was fouled by the sewage.—The Clerk in some observations on the communication said he was pleased to hear that the rate for the recovery of the coat of the drainage work had been made, and would be paid within the time allowed. He asked was it not possible that something might be done to see if there was any foundation for the assertions, of the possibility of doing something in the matter. He might point out that throughout the whole or the correspondence the Parish Coonoil had never made any suggestion as to the dealing with the 2ueetion, all they bad done was to complain. He id not admit that the assertions were correot, but he would suggest that a oommittee be appointed to enquire into the complaints.—Mr Parry Jones agreed with the suggestion, and the Chairman, Mr Parry Jones and the Clerk, with the Inspector were appointed the oommittee of inquiry. THB TBAtfSTBB OF BUCKLBY. The Clerk submitted the order of the County Counoil. transferring the part of Buckley in Holy- well Union to that of Hawarden. It was stated that the Hawarden Union purposed petitioning against the order.—No action was taken. BHBWL MOMVN W ATBB WOBXS. The Clerk stated that since the original agreement M to the Rbewl Mostyn Water Supply Soheme, with Lord Mostyn was made, considerable extensions bad taken place in the scheme, consequently a deed of covenant was required. The suggestion was agreed to. OABBWTS w ATBB SCHBKB. With regard to the appointment of a surveyor to report upon the proposed Caerwys Water Soheme, it was decided to defer the matter in order that the Caerwys Parish Council might be consulted. A CLAIM. Mr John O. Lloyd, Graig Farm, Bagillt, wrote olaiming a lump sum of zC26, or an annual payment of L3 1 Os. Od. for the right of trespass on the land at Bagillt used for the purpose of the water supply. The matter was deferred in order to obtain a report from Mr Atkinson as to the trespass committed. THE AMALGAMATION OF OFFICHS. With regard to the proposed amalgamation of the offices of highway surveyor and sanitary inspector, the Local Government Board replied that they would not be prepared to appoint one Inspector and two subordiaatea. As to the division of the distriot into three divisions, the experience was not wholly favourab'e to the atrangement suggested.—The Clerk pointed out that nothing could be completed by the 25th March next. and referred to the manner In which the several officers were appointed.—The oharge woold also affect the districts of the Medioal Officers. — The proposal was deferred for the present. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. At the meeting of the Board, on Friday, there were present: Messrs Wm. Thomas (chairman), J. Kerfoot Evans (vice-chairman), Walter Garner, John Roberts, W. B. Lloyd, and the Rural Counoillora Clerk, Mr P. Harding Roberts. THE HOUSB. The number of inmates in the house last Board- day was 154 admitted since, 7; diacharged, 6 deaths, 2 j number remaining, 144, and 10 children In the cottage home; vagrants relieved, 61. VISITING. Messrs W. Roberts and T. J. Pownall, reported, having visited the Workhouse and found everything in order. They also visited the cottage home and found everything olean and the Inmate. comfortable. 13UCKLBT pABISR. The County Council order for the transfer of Buokley to Hawarden Union was submitted, but the Guardians decided to take no aotion at present. Application was made by the Clerk for an allowanoe for conducting the inquiry at Buokley on behalf of the Boald.-Mr Prince, in a letter recommended that the Clerk should be remunerated for his valaable services and suggested that the Guardians grant £10 -XI Piokering said they should certainly remu- nerate the Clerk. He proposed that they present him with £ 5.—Mr W. H. Lloyd seconded the pro- position, which was supports by Mr W. Matthews •xtd carried unaDlmouily. THB APPOINTMENT OF MASTBB AND MATBON. The report of the Oommittee of Guardians, held on the previous Friday, to receive applications for the vacant offiaes of master and matron of the Workhouse was presented. There were twenty-five j Guardians present. The list of twenty-five candi- dates was gone through, and a number were selected for further consideration. From that list three were seleoted-Hr and Mrs Arthur Roberts, Gadlys Lane, Bagillt; Mr and Mrs J. Owen, Salford; and Mr and Mrs Squire Hill, Market Drayton. Mr R. Foulkea proposed that the three parties be asked to attend the Board of Guardians and that their travelling expenses be paid. Mr S. Wilkinson seconded the proposition, Mr H. Lester Smith moved an amendment that the Oommittee recommend the election of Mr and Mrs Roberts. Mr J. Prince seconded the amendment, which was declared carried. Mr Petrie: Before the parties recommended for appointment are oalled in, I must rise to protest as strongly as I possibly can against the proceedings of last Friday. I do not much objeot to the candidates that are before ns, but I do objeot to the manner in which the recommendation was arrived at. We, in our wisdom, or otherwise, deoided to advertise and we raised the salary by f25 with the intention of getting suitable applicants-panons experienced in the duties of the office. We put in the advertise- ment "a knowledge of Welsh desirable." All of you present know what happened last Friday. There were applications from experienced candidates and with exoellent testimonials, and their only dis- qualification was that they did not understand Welsh. That, to say the least, is not consistent. There is not a single Guardian who would engage a servant for himself on the lines on which we propose to do it. There is not one Guardian who would advertise for a qualified cook, and take the dairy maid out of his own farm. An appeal was made to sentiment. Why did you not put in the advertisement No English need apply," or that Welsh was indispensable f I say distinctly, acoident of birth ought to count nothing against a man's qualifications. Let the man be considered upon his qualifications, not upon where he happened to be born. Another thing I do say, and it has been said over and over again here, it is very important that we should have people of experience to under- take the duties of master and matron. I do not wish to say anything personal against the seleoted candidates, but I do say that neither has had experience. We acknowledged that it was most important that we shonld have a trained nnrae as matron. I leave it to you, if we have made that selection. My remarks, you observe, are not from any personal point of view, but from the point of view of consistency. We should go aooording to the terms of our advertisement, and not hold our- selves up to ridioule. If we had told people that Welsh was indispensable, I would not say a word but when we advertise for qualified persons and then disqualify them right and left on aooount of a knowledge of Welsh, I protest against it, and to show my protest I propose that Mr and Mrs Owen, of Salford, be elected master and matron of the Workhouse. The Chairman: Excuse me; the question you allude to,—if you would recolleot,-was brought before the Board very fairly when we drafted the terms of the advertisement. There was a very strong feeling then, but of course it was not put to the vote. Had it been voted upon I feel sure it would have been carried, that Welsh was indispensable. You must recollect this-it is quite an exceptional case if you have an entirely English man or woman in this house; the great majority of the paupers are Welsh, and I believe—in fact I claim it as a humane right—that the master and matron should be able to speak to the inmates, possibly in their last moments, in the language they had used all their life. I am very sorry that any member of this Board should have made such remarks as we have heard to-day. It will appear to the publio that the Board is a house divided against itself. Mr Petrie: I am prepared to stand to what I say. The Chairman This case will be a lesson for the future. The proposal to appoint another person is totally contrary to the deoiBion of the Oommittee of Guardians on Friday last. Mr Petrie: As a Oommittee can only recommend, I am in order. If I am ruled out of order in one direction, I shall raise the question in another form, for I shall move that the matter be referred back to Committee. With regard to the advertisement, everything waa so unanimous, the only proposition raised contrary to the line of the advertisement was never seconded. I am perfectly certain had 1 ever anticipated that the lack of knowledge in Welsh was to be a disqualification I shoald never have asked this Board to raise the salary by a year. The Chairman Excuse me; let us ventilate this question properly. Had you been a Guardian in your native home, and a monoglot Welshman applied for the mastership of the Workhouse, would you have eleoted him ? Mr Trevor Jones: Was Mr Roberts the only Welshman who applied P The Chairman: No. Mr Trevor Jones: Then your argument falls through. Rev. Watkin Williams: I was astonnded that the salary was raised at all. I was unable to attend the Committee of the Guardians. I agree with you that a Welshman should be appointed, but why did you not say so at the time, instead of making fools of the people. The Chairman: We have not. Rev. Watkin Williams: Perfect fools. The Chairman: Nothing of the sort. You must not make those allegations to me. Mr J. Kerfoot Evans: Are these minutes confirmed P The Chairman: Yes. Mr Petrie Nothing of the sort; the minutes are not signed. Mr Piokering: I beg to second Mr Petrie's pro- position. I do not do it from any disrespect to the two people recommended by the Committee, nor do I second it on any score of Welsh language. I quite agree with you that it would be preferable to have a Welshman. Mr Petrie to meet the difficulty has suggested that Mr Owen should be brought before the Guardians. As far as Mr Roberta is con- cerned, as relieving offioer, I have the highest opinion of him aa a most conscientious and excellent offioer. Mr Petrie's opinion was that we should appoint a competent man and woman. It is agreed that the master and matron should be people with experience. As far as that is oonoerned they have had no ex- perience and especially Mrs Roberts. Of oourse I was told they would very soon learn. If we appoint them on the question of Welsh being preferable, let us give preference to those who have spent their lives in gaining experience. Mrs Owen is a trained nurse and qualified in midwifery. The Chairman: You allude to Mr and Mrs Owen Did you notice his hand-writing ? Were you satisfied from his writing that he was oapable of keeping complicated books. There were three or four mis- takes in the spelling, and consequently, I think, that would be one of the most important matters for ns to consider, that he was a sufficient scholar to main- tain the dignity of his offioe and to maintain the dignity of this Board. Mr Piokering: The defect you speak of is counter- balanced by the experience and qualifications of his wife. I strongly protest against the recommenda- tion of the Committee. Mr Matthews: Would it not be better for someone to propose the confirmation of the recommendation. The Chairman They have been confirmed. Mr Petrie Those minutes are not passed. The Chairman; When the Clerk handed the book to me, I asked your pleasure and I signed the book. Mr Petrie: I never heard it. Mr Foulkes said he voted, and he saw several others hold up their hands. Mr Petrie: It was never put to the vote that the recommendation be oonfirmed. Mr Piokeriog: I distinctly say that the reoom- mendation of that oommittee was never put to the Board for the vote. The minutes were again read. Mr W. H. Lloyd proposed the confirmation of the recommendation of the Committee. Mr G. P. Edwards seconded the proposition. The Chairman Any amendment to that. The Clerk: It will be a direct negative. You can vote either for or against the confirmation. W M.WffL U°yd> P- Edwards, E. Jones, W' lt j^hews, T. J. Pownall, j. Kerfoot Evans, R. Fonlkes, Jno> Roberts, and the Chairman voted for tbw00.D.?/mTP *°f tb4?*» °* Committee, rr Li', °A Pokering, W. Roberts, Trevor Jones, and Walter Gamer, voted against the confirmation. ° The Rev. Watkin Williams declined to vote The Chairman declared the recommendation carried by nine votes to live, and put the proposition up an « flabstantiTO motion. Messrs. refrie and Piokering again protested, and declining to vote, left the room. The Chairman, upon Mr and Mrs Arthur Roberts being called into the room, said he was pleased to inform them that they had been appointed master and matron of the Workhouse. At the outset he might tell them that some little hitoh had arisen in the room at the same time he hoped, whatever the adverse feeling in that room at the appointment, Mr and Mrs A. Roberts would by their oonduot and carefnl attention to duty gain the respect and confidence of every one. He trusted that they would take the Guardians into their oonfidenoe and profit by the experience of the Guardians, particularly the lady Guardians.—Mr Roberts thanked the Guardians for the honour they had conferred upon his wife and himself and hoped they should justify the confidence of the Guardians.
DYSERTH. ALLEGED BABY FARMING CASE. On Wednesday afternoon at the Red Lion, Dyserth, Mr R. Bromley, County Coroner, held an inqueat on the body of Gordon Kirkham, aged 4 months, who died at the house of John Jones, Clwyd Mount, Dyserth, on Monday. Mr Charles Thomas was foreman of the jory. In opening the case, Mr Bromley stated that under the Infant Life Protection Act 1897, any person taking oharge of more than one infant under the age of five years was bound to be registered by the District Council, and in oase of death notiae bad to be given to the ooroner within 24 hours. Neither of those requirements had been complied with. Mrs Kirkham, widow, Dee view, Penyball Holy- well, was the first witness oalled, and said that she was mother of the deceased. Last summer she was residing at Dyserth, and became acquainted with Mra Jones. She removed to Holywell, and the child was born. Mrs Jones offered to adopt the child, and after some consideration the witness consented to that arrangement. She gave Mr John Jones J65 towards the maintenance of the child, and subsequently she gave him 5s. and 2s. 6d. when he said that the child required something extra. John Jones had said that the child was very delioate, and he had to buy food for it. John Jones had also said that she would have to take the child back as it was very cross. She had replied that she would have the child back. She denied that the reason why J )hn J onea had wanted to send the child back was because she refused to keep up weeklv instal- ments. She had several letters from John Jones in which he said that the child was doing well. Mrs Ann Jones, wife of John Jones, said that she had in the firat place received a letter from Mrs Kirkham, asking if she knew of someone in Dyaerth who would look after the child, and that she was willing to pay about 5s* per week for maintenance. Witness saw Mrs Hugh Jones, who agreed to look after the child at 6a. per week. The child was brought to Dyserth, but subsequently Mrs Hugh Jones beoame ill and witness agreed with Mrs Kirkham to look after the ohild. Witness paid Sarah Evans 2s. 6d. per week to look after the child duiing the day. The Ooroner questioned the witness on the subject of baby farming. She admitted that she bad had another child to nurse as well as the deceased. She was not aware that she was liable to aix months' imprisonment as a baby farmer. She had not registered her house, but she had registered the birth of the child with the Registrar, She admitted that there was a written agreement with Mrs Kirkham, but she refused to divulge the contents of it. The Coroner said they would have to get the agreement, and directed the witness to go home and get it. John Jones, husband of, the last witness, gave oorrobcrativc evidenoe. He said that there was a written agreement, which he had signed, and received X4 with it from Mrs Kirkham. He denied that he ever received 5s. and 2s. 6d. from the mother, but on being pressed he admitted that Mrs Kirkham might have given him some pooket money. The Coroner severely censured the witness for the way he was giving evidenoe, and pointed out that he could not answer just as he liked. The witness then said that he went to Holywell and told Mrs Kirkham that if she would not give him any thing for the baby she might give him some- thing for his railway fare. The Coroner observed that the witness went, he supposed, to Holywell to get the 6s. per week. Witness: No. I did not want any money. I nursed the baby and I gave him the bottle. 1 loved him. The Ooroner: You loved him and yet you were going to send him back because you could not get the 6s. per week. Witness. No. I did not want any money, I wanted my rights. In answer to the Coroner he said that the ohild was insured at 2d per week but the only benefit he would get would be 10s. or 16s. from the Company. That was not worth the trouble of that day. The Coroner: I do not want to bear anything more from you: leave the court. Dr Thomas, Rhyl, said he had made a post mortem examination of the body. He found that although the child was not well nourished he could not say that it was starved. Death was due to inflammation of the lungs. He could not say death had been accelerated by want of proper nourishment and medical attendance. He understood that the child had been siok for some time. That was often the case with ohildren brought up on artificial food by persons who did not understand it. He had not weighed the body, but the usual weight of a ohild that age would be IS to 16 lbs. One of the jurors observed that he had weighed the child and found that it was about 9 lbs. Dr Thomas observed that the child was undersized. Mrs Jones was here recalled, and said she had found letters from Mrs Kirkham, but had failed to find the agreement. Dr. Davies, Prestatyn, had attended the child about five weeks ago. The child was fairly well on Sunday, but was taken ill rather suddenly on Monday. The Jury requested that Dr Davies should be oalled. Dr Davies volunteered to make a statement, but while doing so he was stopped by the Coroner, and did not complete his evidence. After summing up the Coroner referred to the practice of baby farming. The Jury returned a verdiot of death from natural causes, and the Ooroner censured Mr John Jones, who he said was absolutely reckless in the evidence he had given.
BILIOUSNESS. Not able to Eat for a Week at a time. VICTORIA HOTEL, PLATV BRIDGE, Near WIGArot, Nev. I ith, I. GENTLEMEN,—I am happy to inform you that I have received great benefit by using "Gwilym Evans' Bitters," after suffering a long time (roin Biliousness. I had become very weak, and so nervous that if any one sptlke in a loud tone I was much frightened. I have been so bad that I was not able to eat for a week at a time. I tried "Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bit- ters," and the first bottle did me a deai of good, so I got another, and am happy to say I am now quite well. I shall always speak well of these "Bitters" to «J1 persons that I know. Yours truly, (Kra:) BAXTER.
HOLYWELL. REMARKABLE MONEY BORROWING TRANSACTIONS. STATEMENTS IN A BANKRUPTCY COURT. At Bangor Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, the bankruptcy of Roger Price, High-street, and Gwynfryn, Rhyl. was under consideration. The debtor stated he had started business in August, 1891, in Market-street. He was there for about six months. He did not borrow the money (9100) he started with. He paid zCS5 per annum for his ehop in High street, which he took in 1892. In 1898 he bought Gwynfryn, after living in several other houses. He gave A650 for Gwynfryn, and raised JE600 for the first mortgage at 4J per cent. He paid the balanoe of JB50 om of his own money. He had a second mortgage of zElOO from Mr A. Fonlkes at 6 per cent. He spent £ 50 on the premises. He had not tried to sell the house, whioh wa&worth;9750. His torn over in business was not known, and be did not keep a cash book. He paid most of the money into the bank, bnt he retained something for petty cash and household expenses. He paid all trade aooounts by cheque. He never took stock during the eight years he had been in business. He kept one assistant and two apprentices. He paid the assistant 22s. per week, and two apprentioes 910 and L5 respectively per annum. The rent was £ 85, and the rates and taxes were about one-third of that. He had no means of knowing what he took in business. He did make out a statement of his liabilities and assets, but he never tried to really find out how he stood. He felt that he was all right, and he had a big stock. The Offioial Receiver: You jogged along in a happy-go-lucky way, and it is a question whether the stock was paid for. Debtor said' he started borrowing money in 1884, and had £100 from his landlord. He had borrowed in all 11,200 :0 cash, the majority of lenders being professional moneylenders. He had 950 from Mr Benson, but he did not know whether he had signed for A72 or £ 75. He bad 9100 from Mr Crossfield, and signed for £150. He had £ 90 and signed for £110, and there were fines, &o. He had repaid about £ 40 and then signed for 275 on the second occasion. He had X.60 from the Mercantile Bank and signed for;675. Alfred Millward (of Birming- ham) lent £ 40, and he signed for 960. Stewart and Co., lent;9100, and he signed for JBISO. He paid the firit loan off, and renewed, paying E67 and renewed it fo:: £ 63. Mr Philip Stem lent £ 100, and he signed for J6120. He repaid t40, and renewed for the remainder— £ 100 in an. The bank did not press, but they held life policies for S250 each. The bank did oall attention to the heavy overdraft. They did not threaten proceedings, but he did sign a statement. He could not remember when it was. He believed the first was signed in 1897. He made out substantially a statement that he was solvent, but he did not include in that statement what he had borrowed. The second statement was made out three months before his bankruptcy, but he did not include in it all the money he had borrowed. It was not a correct statement. He did not think it was necessary to tell what he had borrowed. He had had over 41,200 cash advanoes, and he did not disclose that fact to tbe bank. As soon as the bank ( found that he had been writing to money lenders they stopped his oredit. For the past few years he had been living on friends and money lenders, as his business did not pay. In addition to that he had made himself liable to the extent of J6877 to his brother-in-law's creditors. Asked how he justified his conduct, he said be thought things would right themselves. He had at one time done a good business, but other plaoes of business opened in opposition. The Offioial Reoeiver: Your liabilities altogether are 93,838, and you admit yon have never taken stook. Don't you think it was a very reckless way of trading ? Debtor I feel that I am to blame. The Official Receiver: I think it is a scandalous sort of thing How do you justify becoming liable to your brother-in-law for JE877 P Debtor: A portion of that is on property. The Offioial Receiver: The very faot that he asked yon to go guarantee shows that it was not expeoted that the property would fetch the money. In reply to further questions, debtor said he had E45 from Mr Edgehill, but he told him that he was all right, although he had never satisfield himself as to how he stood. He had not been living extrava- gantly. He had no family, but his wife and two apprentice lived with him. One apprentioe paid him tISO in June last year, and he was to repay t5 per annum. He took 2 10s. per week out of his business for living. He had never betted or speculated in land except one piece in Bath-street. He bought the land for 400, and thought to build a house, but he sold it for £ 400, and lost the amount of interest and solicitor's charges. He paid his father j630 per annum. He had not sold any stook out and oat, but he pawned several oroets and his wife's watch and articles from the house. He had handed over the pawn tickets. He was next door to a teetotaller. He spent about dE9 or £10 on holidays annually and had been to Paris in 1895 at a oheap rate by an excursion. It cost him less to go to Paris than if he had spent his holidays in England. His mother-in-law had made a will, and the exeoutors were the Rev. T. Shankland and Mr J. Lewis Jonas, solioitor. He had not seen the will and he did cot know who would benefit by it. A large amount of the stock was not paid for, and he owed over dE600 to one trade creditor. He had renewed bills from time to time. The Offioial Receiver said he would want an ao- count showing all transactions aa to money lent, and particulars as to the JE676 he had paid for interest and expenses. The examination was then adjourned until March 1st.
rHE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS WILL 2CH8T Saturday, February 10th Maes Elwy. Monday, Feb. 12th Northop. Wednesday, Feb. 14th Ooed Oooh. Saturday, Feb. 17th MVn Elwy At 11.0 a.m.
LIGHTING-UP TABLE. All Cyoles and other Vehicles in this distriot must be lighted up as stated in the following table. The time given is local time only; by Greenwich it f. about ten minutes earlier:— P.M. Thursday, February 8th. 6.7 Friday, February 9th 6.9 Saturday, February 10th 6.11 Sunday, Febrnary Uth 6.13 Monday, February 12th 6-16 Tuesday, February 13tb 6.17 "IIP dixesday, February 14th 6.19 I(
Letters from South Africa. j Colenso, January 7th, 1900. j Dear Mother,—I write these few linea hoping you you are quite well as it leaves me at present. I ¡ received your last kind and welcome letter. There has been some very hard fighting at Ladysmith and Ooleuso. We shall soon be at Ladysmith now. The Boers are starving. They made six attempts to take Ladysmith but failed, so had to retire with heavy losses. The hills about here are lined with dead. Send me the paper if yon can. I have not much to tell you but we are waiting a battle, so I think I have Bud all this time, so no more this time hoping you are quite well. Good night and God bless you all, from your son, J. GALLAQHWI, No. 6877, G Company, Royal Welch Fasiliers. CAMP LIFE AT ESTOOURT. The following is a copy of a letter received from Private Thomas Winter (son of Mr John Winter, Whelstone oottages, BagiUt), 2nd Royal Lancaster Entoourt, South Africa, January 2nd, 1900. Dear Father and Mother,—Just a few lines to you, hoping they will find you in the beat of health. I am very glad to say that I am quite well. We have arrived on solid ground at last. We had very bad food on board ship (Delwara), but we are feeding very fairly here. We have bacon, &o., for breakfast, and jam with our tea, also a stew for dinner, all of which have been captured from the Boers. They are stationed about six miles from here; we can see their oamp from the hills. South Afrioa is a beautiful country. When we arrived at Durban we had a ride of 14 hours on a narrow gauge railway, and all the. way people kept giving us smokes and fruit, and one lady had tea waiting for ns at one station. There are plenty of pine- apples and peaohes out here, but we are not allowed to eat them as our offieers are afraid of them killing us, aa the natives are bribed by the Boars to poison them and then give them to us. I will now oonolude with best love to all and wishes for a happy New Year from your loving son, TOK."
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FOOTBALL NOTES. THE NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. RESULTS UP-TO-DATE. ✓—Goals—\ Club PI'd Won Lost Dr'n For Apt Pts Bangor 8 6 2 0 33 9 12 Rhyl United. 10 6 4 0 33 19 12 Llaurwst. 11 6 5 0 26 30 12 Holywell 5 6 0 0 14 6 10 Llandndno.. 9 4 4 1 30 16 9 Carnarvon 8 3 4 1 17 29 7 Colwyn Bay. 11 3 7 1 19 21 7 Denbigh. 10 2 6 2 17 36 6 Holyhead 8 2 5 1 12 36 6 Fix TUBES FOB SATUBDAY NEXT Holywell v. Wrexham Viotoria; kiok-off, 3 p.m. Flint v. Buokley Viotoria (at Rhyl) semi-final of the North Wales Coast Uup. < It is a recognised fact that Holywell can give more than one of the Coast League teams points in the manipulation of the leathery sphere, bnt it can, with just as muoh truth be said, that they take points also-but points of a different kind. On Saturday ¡last, for the third time this season, they earned a couple of points away from home. The scene of operations was the Colwyn Bay football ground and the attendant circumstances, a fine day (disturbed only by a slight breeze), and a greasy field of play, which was further disadvan- tageous to good football on acoount of its inclination. The team playing down the incline faced the wind, and moreover, had to resort to aorobatio exercises in order to maintain their equilibrium. Under these conditions Holywell contested the first moiety, and, of course the Bayites had them to oootcad with in the second half. The matoh aroused plenty of enthusiasm, for the homeisters had resolved to get those two points. But they didn't get them, for the simple reason that the Helywell players had also been making a few resolutions, savouring very moeh of the "do or die" element. The Bayites played two reserves, and the visitors were short of Gallagher, whose place was filled by the veteran J. E. Matthews. The game was hotly contested throughout, and in the last few minutes, especially, the home right wing were conspicuous in their attempts at equalising. • The match was not characterised by any pretty exhibitions of dribbling or tricky play: the man who attempted such tactics would only be bringing about his own couf uoion it was hard work and superior management that won the two points. It was early seen that the visitors meant business, for after a minute's play Bennett and Edwards over- oame every obstocle, the latter scoring with a ripping shot. Shortly afterwards the Bayites retaliated, and Rafferty cleverly fisted out, the referee mistook his man and whistled for a foul. Seeing his mistake he decided on a throw up," in attempting to clear which, the Holywell full-back banged the ball into the opposing forwards, and it rebounded into the net, giving Rafferty no chance. 0 0 In the second half, one goal was disallowed for off-side, bat a well-directed shot from the Vioe- Oaptain was converted into a goal by Bennett, and so gave Holywell the lead. For the homesters, the right wing and the left full-back did some useful work. The visitors' forwards had hard lines on several occasions, a few inches being the margin dividing the attempt from the realization of its objeot; Rafferty, in goal, gave quite an exhibition, thoroughly surprising the natives; whilst R. Jones was the pivot and shield of an excellent back division. The fixture for Saturday next- Holywell v. Wrexham Viotoria-is a cup-tie: to be more precise, it is the fourth round of Soames' Charity Cup, and the outcome should be an interesting matoh. The Vies, are well in the running as members of the first division of the Chester and District League, and enjoy quite a reputation as cup fighters. Last week they placed two teams on the field, one to oppose Chester Looos, which went under to the tune of five goals to nil, in a shield competition; and the other to reokon with Wrexham Old Boys In the 4th round Welsh Junior Cup, which qualified for the next round with a score of fotur goals to nil. Such a team should prove no mean adversaries. Rhyl Combination were at home to Oswestry in a league engagement. The reoent cup-tie episode between the two teams, made the interest in the matoh very great, and a good orowd lined the ropes. Both teams worked hard, and at the interval the visitors led by one goal to nil, but in the second half the homesters scored twice, and so notohed the points.—Rhyl Reserve were at Llanrwst, to decide the fourth round of the Welsh Junior Cup, where they were defeated by seven goals to nil. The Rwstera are going strong for the junior oups of the distriot, on the 17th inst., they meet Flint Reserve in the semi-final of the North Wales Coast Cup. In the semi-final of the NorthJWalea Coast Senior Cup, Llandudno and Bangor met to try oonolusions, at Carnarvon. As Llandudno had beaten Bangor the previouis week in a Combination matoh, more than usual interest was oentred on the result. The Bangor team was not the best possible, and they started with only ten men. The game was fast and exoiting, but the shooting, and play generally, was wild and erratio. At half-time, the score was one goal to nil, and the soore remained unchanged when the whistle sounded time. A
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. FEBRUARY, 1900. CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY.—Down Thumb. Bowdaw. HOLYHEAD AND CHESTER RAILWAY.- UP Thajw. Somun LiiTi am. a.m.a.m a.m a.m a.m a.m a.m» p.m., p.m., P.m p.m ip»m p.xn p.m.pjn p.mip.m i.u «.m a.m p.m liiti *m a.m a.m a.tn am a.m a m> P.m p.m p.m p.m p.m.p.m p.m.'p.m p.ui Dim o.ut am a.m p.m. id.ed CHESTER 2 40 6 0 9 010 5 113515301240 3 6 3 155 156 206 228 409 01120 2 48 9 51125 6 0 HOLYHEAD | 80 l0 0 1210 I 3 l0 6 0 8 6 6 5 I 0i 8 6 Sandyorofi 6 10 9 10 1145 1250 3 25 5 306.32 j „01130 9 6 10 Bangor (dep 7 55, 9 10 mo 1 14 4 15 .• I • • 7 17 9 3 6 55 1 52 9 3 Queen's Ferry. 6 15 9 15 1150 1255 30 6 356 37 9 151136 9 6 15 Aber 1120 1 24 4 25 I 7 27 I tt Oonnah'sQuay. 6 20 •• 9 20 1155 1 0 3 36, ,5 406 4 ,,$201140 9 66| 6 21 Llanfairfeoban, 8 9, 9 23 1125 1 29 J 4 31 7 34 7 9. jFlint 3 66 25 •• 9 261022 12 1 1 5, 3 40 6 466 48 „ 9 2611*6 3 6 10 1 6 27 Penmaenmawr. 8 15 „ 9 30 1131 1 35 [ «* 4 39 7 4i 7 15 Bagillt 6 33 •• 9 32 12 8 1 12, 3 48 [5 685 56 lt 9 381153 jo 8! 6 36 Oonway.. 8 24' (9 40 1141 I 45 .to '4 61 7 52 9 26 7 26 2 23 9 26 HOLYWELL. 6 38 •• 9 37 ;121S 1 17) 3 53 5 687 0 9 381158 1014 6 41 LlandudnoJun 7 0 8 319 j'9 51 1150 1 281 55 I 5 5 0 .8 1 9 34 jMosfcyn 16 48 •• 9 45 1222 25| ..4 2 6 7|7 9 „ 9 47ilJ 1024; 6 50 OolwynBay. 7 9 8 399 12 9 58 1159 1 35 2 2 «2 5 10 .1 8 11 '0 42 7 35 2 34' 9 37 Prestatyn |6 59 •• 9 57 1232 I 37,3 40 4 125 52 6 17)7 19,9 15.9 571^17 J036 7 2 Oolwyn 7 15 |9 19, •• ..12 si ;2 10 *5 18 8 19 7 40 RHfL 3 297 8 •• 10 61047 12401 101 45.3 484 206 06 *67 27 9 ss'lO 5l225 3 29 104412 5 7 9 Llandulas 7 23 9 271 1213 2 16 -5 5g28 8 29 Abergele |7 22 •• 10191057 1 21 1 58 •• 6 10, •• 9 34 7 lg Abergele. 7 29 ,8 529 821011 1219,1 47 2 22! | 6 34 I 8 341 7 64| Llandulas i7 31 •• 1027 2 5 •« 6 17) •• 9 42 *3 RHYL 7 10,7 45 8 53,9 2o 45 1023 l21o 1284!1 59 2 35 4 10 5 30 6 61 [ ,0 8 48 10 6 8 5 3 6 6 20 10 4 Oolwyn 7 40 •• 1035 13 •• 6 22( •• 9 47 0 7 31 Prestatyn 7 1& 7 62 9 IO9 531031 1218 1242 2 7 2 43 4 18 5 38'6 59! 8 56 8 14 6 28 Oolwyn Bay |7 43 •• 9 1322 16 4 6 6 25 •• 9 50 S, 7 34)Mo»tyn 7 28 9 20'l0 3 •• 1228 1251 2 52 4 27 6486 9 9 6, 8 24l 15 39 Llandudno Jun4 08 2 10531124 1 622 284 23 6 40, 1C10 £ 4 0 7 48 HOLYWELL. 7 37 9 ll| llOll 1044 1236 • • ,3 04 36 5 56 6 18 9 14 8 32 3 25 5 47 iOonway ,8 6 1128. 1 56 j 6 441 1014 g 1235 7 62 Bagillt 7 46 9 17, 1017 •• 1242 •• | 4 42) 6 4 6 26 9 22 8 4l| 5 64 jPenmaenmawr 8 1 5 1137 2 5 6 53 1023 -5 .82 Flint 7 49 9 21 1022 1247 1 4 3 64 46 6 8 6 30 9 26 1031 8 45 5 68 1031 jLlanfairfeoban. ,8 21 1144] 2 11 7 0, 1029 8 8 Oonnah'sQuay. 7 68 9 28 1030 1253 2 30 4 52, 6 16 6 38 9 341 8 55 6 7 Aber 8 27 •• r. 1150 2 17 ..I | Queen's Ferry.. 8 3 9 33 1035 1258 I 4 57| 6 216 43 9 391 8 59( 6 12 |Bangor 4 33 8 47 1210; 2 37 4 5 8 7 1 3) 1044 4 33 1 8 8 4 0 Sandyoroft; • ••• 8 6 9 36| 1038| ..1 I IS 0 6 24 6 46 | 9 42j | 9 4 16 16 |i Holyhead 15 139 47 .I.. 6 0; 3 30 5 53 < 6 13! 1 48 9 32 Oh«itor 8 90 8 30 9 49 9 55 10621112 1 12 1 25 2 51 3 315 12 |0 36 7 0 !9 551 1055 9 20*4 0 6 30 1055> VALE OF OLWYD, DENBIGH, RUTHTW AND OOBWEN RAILWAYS. a.m ft.in p.|Q u m o m. n I— &^YL ##7 60 9 10 1056 1 26 4 6 6*JA 7 "jg Rhuddlan. 7 67 9 18 H 32 4 136 23 7 42 St. Asaph 8 4 9 25 llio 1 39 4 20 6 SO 7 49 Trefnant.8 129 3411201 474 27 6397 67 DENB.. | 9 44 i 1 36 6 60 8 6 ) d.8 30 1140 j 16 4 40 7 20 Llanrhaiadr 8 39 1147 2 22 4 47 7 29 Rhewl.. 8 46 1192 g 27 4 62 7 36 RUTHIN 8 fll 11662 31 J 66 7 41 Eyarth ••••.8 59 12 6 6 4749 Nantclwyd 9 6 U12 5 11 756 Derwen.9 12 1218 6 17 8 2 (Jwyddelwern.8 18 1224 6 23« 8 Oorwen 9 26 1231 5 30 g 16 iuvi a.in »,m a.m p.m y.m p.m. D«m OORWEN. 7 610361 20 6 0 •• Gwyddelwern 7 10 10401 26 6 6 Derwen., 7 17 1047 1 32 6 12 Nantolwyd 7 2110611 36 6 16 Byarth 7 3011 01 46 6 25 BUTHIN 7 36 11 6 1 61 4 20 6 81 7 56 Rhewl 7 4211131 68 4 26 6 377 66 Llanrhaiadr. 7 46 1117 2 2 4 29 6 41 7 59 DENB..la5 7 6611262 11 4 38 6 60 8 8 d.6 3O8 26 11S3|2 16 6 0 8 10 Trefnant 0 37 8 31 1139 2 22 5 7 8 17 St. Asaph 6 44 8 371146 2 29 6 14 8 24 Bhuddlan.6 61 8 43 1161 2 36 6 21 8 30 Bhyl .7 0 8 6412 02 466 31 8 38 Also Buthln for Denbigh,9.36 a.m daily and 10.45 p.m Saturdays paly. MOLD AND DENBIGH RAILWAY. mri a.m a.m a.m p.m p.m .p.m p.m OHESTER.6 6610101248 3 10 6 30 6 6 8 45 Broughton Hall7 4 1019 1265 3 22 6 42| 8 68 Hope 7 21 10361 123 396 69, 9 15 Padeswood 7 2710421 18 3 45 « 6 „ 9 21 Llong. 7 3010461 213 48 0 8 9 24 MOT T> ar—7 34 1 26 3 62 « J2j6 31 9 28 MOLD.. J d 7 3610fill 27 3 64 6 Us 32 9 30 Rhydymwyn .7 421067 1 «•• ),. 9 3(j Nannerch .7 6011 61 •• 9 44 Caerwys. 7 6711121 f»4 16 Bodfari 8 211171 534 20 9 6(J •Denbigh 8 131127 2 3 4 316 46 6 6*10 6 Also Chester to Mold 9.10 A-m- I.KAV* P'm P>m DENBIGH 7 1&|8 28 9 56 1146(2 204 467 0 Bodfari J 23 8 36 10 3 1163 2 284 63,7 8 Caerwys J S}J,J11692 Nannerch I 017 12 72 42,6 77 22 Rhydymwyn.7 45 8 6810261216 2 60 6 1617 30 unT11 4 1031 1221 2 56 6 217 36 MOLD., j d.7 629 6 103612232 676 287 38 Liang .7 669 910401227 8 277 42 Padeswood 7 69 9 1210431230 3 2 6 30 7 46 Hope .•••••8 69 1910601237 6 37 7 62 Broughton Hall.. 8 20 9 3311 3 1261 6 61 8 6 Chester. -8 37 9 4611161 6 3 256 6 8 17 Also 6.40 P.m Denbigh to Chester, Saturdays only. rented and Published by the Proprietors, DAVXM AIm 00., St their General Printing Offioe, High- street, Holywell. I