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AN INDIGNANT QUtlCK." DIAMOND DARK SENT TO GAOL. AMUSING SCENE. On Monday at a special sitting of the Ruthin magistrates, Diamond Dark, who described himself as a Sequah, toothdrawer and dentist, hailing from Xewcastle-on- Tyne, was charged before Chancellor Bulkeley Jones (chairman), the Mayor (Councillor T H Roberts) and Dr J Medwyn Hughes, with having stolen a saw, valued at 2s 6d, the property of Edward Jones, Nantclwyd Hall Lodge, Llanelidan. Prosecutor identified the saw by a special mark of a crack at the end of the steel, also by some prease upon the handle. It was worth 2s 6d, having cost 5s 6d when purchased. The Magistrates' Clerk Have you any questions to ask the witness ? Diamond Dark: No, I never saw the man and he never saw me (laughter), and the saw has been in my possession for seven years. I am able to bring evidence to prove that I bought it. There are thousands of saws just the baIDe as this one, and there are thousands of saws all cracked the same as this one (laughter). Police-constable Roberts, stationed at Llanfair, said that he apprehended the defendant at Corwen, whom he discovered in the general waiting room at the Railway Station. Defendant stated that he sold his saw which he had had in his possest-io ) for seven years to a man outside. Witness found the saw in the parcel office, standing up in a corner, where it had been placed by a man who had bought it. Sergt Woollam He is a tramping cattle 11 drover and he bought it for sixpence. Police-constablc Roberts continuing, when he shewed defendant the saw he said That's the one." Diamond Dark: I told him it was my saw and I can prove where I bought it. Defendant was then charged and asked whether he would be dealt with summarily or not. Defendant: I want to be tried now. I ought to have been tried last Tuesday. You have no right to remand me (laughter). The Chairman: You can go to the quarter sessions if you would like to do so. Defendant: I don't won't to go to the quarter sessions; I want my liberty (laughter). Mrs Mary Jones, wife of the prosecutor, said that about half past five o'clock on the Sunday afternoon in question the defendant came to her house and asked for a little assistance, which she told him she could not give. He then walked on, and witness thought he had gone away, but instead of that he stood by the entrance to the coal house, where she saw him go inside, and heard a noise as if made by a saw. She saw him coming out but did not see the saw. She went into the coal house im- mediately afterwards, however, and found that the saw was gone. Defendant: It is not her saw it is my saw. I can prove where I bought it. The Chairman You say you can prove where you got the saw ? Have you any witnesses ? Defendant: I have not got any witnesses. The Chairman: Have you anything else to say ?-Defendant: No. Sergeant Woollam said that in December he was before the magistrates at Whit- church on two charges of stealing a jacket and an overcoat, and was sentenced to a month's imprisonment on each charge. He was discharged on the 11th of this month. He then went to Oswestry, where he was locked up for hawking without a licence, but was discharged. Defendant: I have had enough trouble without being "penalised in this manner. I want my liberty, and if I don't get it you will be sorry for it (laughter). I am a member of a society, and they will cost you thousands of pounds (renewed laughter)- A police officer: Hush! Defendant: No, I won't bush (laughter). If you think you can frighten me you are greatly mistaken (loud laughter). The Chairman Has he any property ? Sergt Woollam: Yes, he has some property, but no money. The Chairman: You go to gaol for six weeks with hard labour. Defendant: Well, don't you think I have suffered enough without that (laughter). Well, I want to read you this (holding a written doeument in his bands), my defence (laughter). The Clerk: It is too late now, Dark. Defendant Can't you lessen the sentence? What have I done for six weeks ? I have done nothing! (laughter). This is my defence The Chairman: You should have read that at the proper time. Defendant: Well, why didn't you tell me to read it (laughter). The Chairman: You were asked if you wanted to say anything in defence, and you said you did not. Defendant: Well, I belong to a society, and they will spend any amount of money to prove my innocence (laughter), and where those against me have all been guilty of rotten perjury. Everyone (laughter). And I say this- The Chairman: Just take him away (laughter). Defendant: And I must have my bundle. You will get no more out of that (loud laughter).
VOLUNTEER CONCERT AT RUTHIN. On Thursday of last week the first annua concert in aid of the prize funds of the local company of volunteers was very well patronised at the Assembly Room of the Town Hall, Ruthin, under the chairmanship of Captain Jenkins, who was accompanied by Lieut Rouw and other officers. The programme of tho evening had been arranged, chiefly, by Mr J W Roberts, who, in conjuction with others who rendered valuable assistance, are to be highly com- plimented upon the success which was achieved by the evening's performance, as was evidenced by the appreciative manner with which each and every of the artistes were greeted with the plaudits of the audience. The programme opened with selections of favourite melodies of Europe, composed by Mr W Rimmer, of Southport, played by the band of the company, under the direction of Bandmaster J Edwards, in a praiseworthy manner. Notable amongst the artistes of the evening was Miss Alice Hughes, of Birkenhead, whose voice gained for her the prize at the Now Brighton Eisteddfod. She possesses an excellent voice, which she utilizes in a very effective manner, and over which she has perfect control. Her fine efforts were listened to with rapt attention, and the beautiful rendering of The Jewel Song," from Faust, gained for her a hearty outburst of appreciation from an enraptured audience, who were quick to discover the admirable talent which Miss Hughes possesses. Mr Halton Morris, of Liverpool, who was the chief prize winner a, the Llandudno National Eisteddfod, delighted the as-ionibly with his splendid renderings which were welcomed in a praiseworthy man nor, as were the baritone songs of Mr Fred Roberts, Liverpool, whose richly toned voice was pleas&mly and effectively cou- trolled. The duet by Miss Hughes and Mr Halton Morris was nicv]y sung, as was the trio, with the addition of Mr F Roberts. The coon dance by Sergt.-Inst. Taylor, who was accompanied by music supplied by the phonograph of Mr W T Brocklehurst, was one of the chief features of the evening. In his coon character the Sergt Instructor surprised the audience with his excellent movements a la Eugene Stratton, which he performed as a "born coon." To the accompaniment on the piano of Mr Christmas Joaes, the cornet so!o of Bugler J Thomas was well rendered and was well received. Mr Manod Owen, of Liverpool, entertained the company in a surprising manner, his drill stories bein the source of side-splitting laughter. The marvellous imitation of the phonograph, with its reproduction of The Holly City," made one think that a phonograph was listened to in reality. His exact imitatiou of the lowing of cows, the buzz of the bee, and the cackling of poultry, were correctly represented, whilst the entrancing story, which was only a dream, appealed to the humorous side of nature, and the audience fully enjoyed the joke. Last, but not least, was Ruthin's favourite, Mr J W Roberts (Lucky Jim). Always a welcome addition to an eu joyale evening his original humorous song in Chinese character was laughably received and encored. In the sketch entitled Morgan Jones in South Africa" he brought down tho house. The characters represented were Corporal Morgan Jones (Mr J W Roberts) and his mountaineer scouts (John James Thomas, Stephen Roberts, and William Jones). Attired in full khaki uniform with neces- sary equippments, the man who saved South Africa" and his brave scouts told an amusing story of the late war. Appropriate songs were sung, and the sketch, admirably acted by all the characters, was received with loud cheers. The concert, as a whole, was a most successful one, and the thanks of all are due to the promoters of such an enjoyable i evening. The accompanist who performed his duties excellently was Mr W G Hodgson. Capt Jenkins, in rising to propose a vote of thanks, said he was very pleased to see such a large number of persons present, which he thought spoke well for the interest taken in the volunteer movement (hear, hear). As they were probably aware the concert that evening was arranged so that the profits should be devoted towards the prize fund for shooting amongst the mem- bers of the compauy, and he ventured to say that money spent on prize shooting was money very well spent (hear, hear). It certainly was a very great encouragement to those who were members of the company to endeavour to becotne good shots. The prize money was so arranged that it came within reach of all the competitors, so that the poor shots as well as the crack shots, that qualified for a certain number of marks, were entitled to same recognition (bear, hear). Ruthin were very fortunate this last year inasmuch that they beat Denbigh, who were the crack company for shooting in the competition amongst the companies of the battalion at company. There Den- bigh proved victorious, with Ruthin close behind, but when the challenge was made at Ruthin, between the two neighbouring companies, Rutbin had come off the victors (hear, hear). He did not think anyone would grudge money spent in the training of a volunteer (hear, hear). An efficient volunteer cost the country something like R6 a year, whereas a regular cost something like X60 for the same period. One volun- teer he thought was equal to ten regulars (laughter, and hear, hear). In the case of invasion would they not prefer to be defended by volunteers in preference to regulars, in the proportion he had mentioned (laughter, and hear, hear). He wished to thank them one and all for their presence that evening, and for the kind support that was given to the company. Mr Rouw was also to be thanked for the energetic part he had taken in bringing that concert to such a successful issue (hear, hear), and Mr J W Roberts (Lucky Jim), who bad indeed been a very great help td" them (applause) Their thanks were due also to Mr W G Hodgson for presiding at the piano, and to all the other artistes who helped to make the concert so successful, and he hoped all had enjoyed it (applause). The programme, together with the encores, was as follows:— Selections by the Band of the Company, Bandmaster J Edwards. Song, The Admiral's Broom" (Bevan), Mr Manod Owen, encore, Old soldier." Song, Once again (Sullivan), Mr Halton Morris, encore, An evening song." I-oiig, "Gyda'r Wawr" (Thomas), Miss Alice Hughes, encore, The little coon song." Coon dance with gramophone accompaniment, Sergt-Instructor Taylor (recalled). Song, The veteran song" (Adams), Mr Fred Roberts, encore, Hark, afar the bugle sounding." Duet, "Maying" (Smith), Miss Alice Hughes and Mr Halton Morris, encore, Hywel and Blodwen." Humorous song, Savvy, Under- standee, Twiggy-Vee (Original), Mr J W Roberts (recalled). Cornet solo, •• Blue bells of Scotland," Buglar J Thomas. Song, Till death (Mascheroni), Mr Fred Roberts, encore, The arrow and the song." Song, The jewel sonK" (Goiinml), Miss Alice Hugbes, enoore, The swallows." Sketch, 11 Imitations (Original), Mr Manod Owen (recalled). Trio, Dulw bydd druolsrog" (I'ar-rv), -Niiss Hughes and Messrs Morris and F Roberts. Song, "Mighty warriors" (Heducock), Mr Halton Morris. A musical humorous sketch entitled Morgan Jones in South Africa," specially arranged for this occasion by Mr J W Roberts characters, Corporal Morgan Jones and his mountaineer scouts (recalled). God save the Kin."
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SAD BURNING FATALITY 1 AT RUTHIN. The burning fatality reported in our last issue necessitated an inquiry before the Coroner for West Denbighshire (Dr J R Hughes, Denbigh), on Friday morning, the jury being :—John Lane (foreman), Robert Roberts, fishmonger Edward T Jones, tailor Charles Humphreys, inn- keeper Henry Williams, Wm. Williams, Well-street William Evans, butcher; Peter Williams, grocer R A Williams, butcher John Humphreys, James Royles, Feathers Inn Charles Williams, joiner; T J Roberts, chemist and R T Williams, grocer. The Coroner From the report I have in my hands, gentlemen, I am afraid that it is a rather a sad case altogother, and that it will require your serious considera- tion. I am sure however that you will act according to the evidence before you. You may know a good deal more of the case than I do, but you will not allow that to bias you in any way, but act strictly upon the evidence laid before you. Upon the return of the Jury, after viewing the body, the first witness called was John Philip Jones, blacksmith of Llan- fair-street. He stated that whilst employed in the smithy, which was nituated at the back of Mrs Jones' house, between six and seven o'clock on Wednesday evening he saw a large flame of fire through the window of the house. Intimating to the lad working in the smithy that there was a fire in the house, witness rushed to the back door, which he discovered lacked. This he burst open, and upon entering the house he saw the little girl Sarah standing by the front door of the house enveloped in flames. Immediately he took off his jacket, covered the girl with it, and placed her on the floor. Tne Coroner Quite right, Mr Jones. Was she in her usual day, or night clothes ? Witness I could not tell, sir. She was all in flames. You do not know what sort of clothes she wore, whether flannelette or not ?—I can- not say, sir. And you put the flames out the best way you could ?—Yes, sir, I tried to. Then William and Elias Roberts came in and I ran for the doctor. And the doctor came ?—Yes, air, he came immediately. Mrs Elizabeth Jones, the mother, said that her husband was killed some time ago upon the railway, and she now lived entirely upon the compensation of 10s per week which she received from the Railway Company. Upon the Wednesday in question she had been washing in the house all day, for herself and her auntie. She had three children, two of whom were now living, the deceased child being seven years of age, and she had been able to live upon the compensation she received quite comfortably. The ages of her two sur- viving children were six and three years. She had also the charge of another child belonging to Anne Lloyd, who paid so much per month towards its maintenance. On Wednesday evening she left her house in company with Anne Lloyd, about half- past six o'clock, taking the baby with her, and leaving the other three children in the house. She had not been outside of the house during the whole day, and the reason for leaving the house was to go to the Post Office to change a postal order of £ 1 with which Anne Lloyd was to pay witness some money. After this they visited a certain public house and had a drink each. The Coroner A pint, or a quart each ? —long pull'? (laughter). Witness, continuing, said they had two beers for which threepence was paid. She then went to the pork shop, after which, when coming down Well-street, a person told her of the fire which had occurred in her house. The Coroner And what did you do then. Did you run home ? 1 Witness I gave the child to its mother, and I ran home. What did you find ?-I found the doctor there. Have you been in the habit of leaving these children in the house by themselves every night ?—No, sir. Never before ?—No, sir. Will you say on your oath you have never been in the habit of leaving the children by themselves ?-No. I went one night, sir, but there was a little girl in the house then, sir. And do you swear that yoa are not in the habit of leaving the children by them- selves and going to the publio house ?— No, sir. I am not a customer of the public houses. You say you did it once before ?—Yes, sir. Did you ask anybody this time to look after the children before you went out ?- Yes, I told Mrs Davies. Do you swear that ? Mind you, we have J got evidence ?—Yes, sir. I asked her to look in, but she says I did not. Mr T J Roberts: As to the woman's income, I should like the question to be put to her whether she has not kept a lodger as well ? The Coroner Did you ever keep lodgers in your house?—No, sir. Serge Woollam ?-Had you one at Christmas time ?—Yes. What was his name ?—Richard Jones. What did he pay you ?—2s a week. The Coroner You said you had nothing but the X2 a month compensation. Tell the truth, Mrs Jones things would go off better then. Are your other children healthy and well ?—Yes, sir. You did not keep a ftreguard ?- No, sir. Have you ever seen a guard ?—Yes, sir. What was the girl's clothes made of? Flannelette ?—Yea, sir, some of them. Was there a fender in front of the fire?—» Yes, sir. Sergeant Woollam here remarked that when he visited the house he was informed that the girl had been sitting on the iron stool in front of the fire. The little boy, aged about six years, told him that. Dr T 0 Jones stated that he was called on Wednesday evening, and then found the girl in the midst of a crowd of people, in the street, some of whom were trying to remove the burning clothes off the child. He at* once ordered the girl to be taken into the house, where upon examination he found that she was very severely burned all over the body-the feet being the only portion that were not so burned. He did everything he possibly could to relieve the sufferer at the time, and called again at a later hour. He dressed the girl, medically, but considered the case hopeless from the first, and she died about ten o'clock the same evening from shock, as a result of the burns received. Mr T J Roberts: Were there any marks of physical violence upon the child ? Dr T 0 Jones: No, there were no marks of personal violence. Mr T J Roberts The reasons why I ask the question is because of the rumour which prevails that the child was knocked about in the street. The Coroner: Was she burnt all over the body ? Dr T 0 Jones Yes. The skin was burnt away. Inspector William James, of the N.S.P.C.C., living at Denbigh, stated that he had had the house under supervision during the past year, because of complaints that the children were neglected. He had found, on the occasion of his second visit, that the children were fairly well nourished, but were dirty. Further visits, however, proved to him that there was a slight improvement. The Coroner: You did not see the house to-day ? The Inspector Yes, sir. The Coroner The house to-day was in a I very tidy state. Have you cautioned her at any time?—Yes. Did she say anything ?—Yes, she denied the allegation each time. Things were better in this house than they were when she lived in Borthyn. Mr T J Roberts: When you visited the house was Mrs Jonos in? Have you found the children in alone without the mother ? The Inspector I have visited the house several times when there was no one in, which was often the case. In those instances no report is made. I do not remember upon any particular occasion visiting the house and discovering the children in and the mother absent. The Coroner, in summing up, said he thought the matter had been well thrashed out and cleared up, to every one's satisfac- tion, but it now remained for them to form their opinion as to the whole matter as it had been placed before them. The first witness, John Philip Jones, had told them that when he first saw the tire, he suspected that something was wrong, and bad rushed to the house forcing an entrance by the back door. He then found the child with her clothes on fire, and promptly took off his coat, wrapped the girl in it and did everything that he possibly could do, under the circumstances, to extinguish the flames. He then ran for the doctor, but, unfortunately, during his absence tho child got into the street, which act possibly iucreased the flames, and all her clothes were burned. That the child had been most severely burned the jury could gather from the view that they had had of the body that morning and from the evidence of the Doctor that the child was in a 4ying condition when he first saw her. As to the evidence of the mother he thought it was of a sort of prevarication or concealed character, but naturally one did not wish to incriminate oneself. He did not wish to say that the mother was telling a lie, but there was, he thought, a sort of conceal- ment or prevarication in the manner she gave her evidence. They had no evidence however that the woman was in the habit, as she did on the night in question, of leaving the children in the house alone, neither was there any evidence that she neglected her children-but the fact remained that she did leave the children in the house by themselves on this Wednesday evening. As the whole of the matter was presented to them he did not think on the evidence that there was sufficient to in- criminate the woman. It was a very grave and perilous thing however on the part of any mother to leave three children by themselves; it was a very serious matter. If the woman had gone out to a public house, and returned drunk, then she would have stood open to a charge of extreme negligence, and that negligence would have amounted to manslaughter, but he did not think the Jury could, in this case, bring in a charge of extreme neglect. On the Wednesday evening the foster mother and the mother went out together, possibly with a desire to get a "long-pull," but she returned home sober, therefore she could not be charged with extreme negligence. Had she returned otherwise she would have been open to a charge of manslaughter, and he should like every mother to know that. It was not right that any mother should leave children by themselves in a perilous and dangerous position in a house where the fire was not protected. He had spoken upon this question time after time, and it was a sad and pitiful thing that fireplaces were allowed to remain unprotected, especially so where there were children. The Coroners' Society had taken this question up and thoroughly investigated it. With what result ? They found that thousands and thousands of children had been burned, and possibly through the want of these fireguards. Fireguards were made so cheap these days, and it was the utmost pity they were not made more use of, and when for a small sum expended upon these objects, possibly the lives of these thousands of children might have been saved. And he did ask them one and all- they might have children of their own- whenever they visited a house and-found no fireguard there, that they should advocate the purchase of one. They knew not for a moment what might happen to a child in the house where a fire was not protected from its playful fingers. He had only had five inquests this year, but two of them were held as the result of burns, which possibly might not have been caused if there had been fireguards in the houses. He mentioned all this because some of the jury might visit houses where there were no fireguards. Such a vital question should form' the subject of the pulpits, district visitors, and everyone that went about visiting, or preaching. Numerous deaths occurred, and were absolutely due to the want of a little care, and the absence of any fireguard. He hoped the Government would consider the matter, and he had every reason to believe that ere long, it would be considered criminal negligence not to have a fireguard. He thought that the finding or the jury should be that the child was accidentally severely burned- they could not say otherwise-and that she died afterwards from shock. The Jary returned a verdict in accord- ance with the Coroner's suggestion. I The Coroner, addressing the mother, told her she had had a narrow escape of being placed in a different position. He I advised her to avoid the public house whatever else she did, and hoped she would I take the hint he threw out.
RUTHIN. APPRENTICE WANTED for the Millinery and Sales. Apply R« Harris Jones, Draper, Ruthin. m7 RUTHIN GRAMMAR SCHOOL.-Two candidates from this school were recently sent up for the Matriculation Examination of the London University—Edward Trevor Dyson and Gilbert Davies. We are very glad to be informed that both passed a most satisfactory examina- tion, and were placed in the First Division. THE NATIONAL SCHOOL CONCERT.-In the report of the concert given by the scholars attending the National School, the name of Mr Richard Maddocks was inadvertently left out, as having been one of the willing assist- ants on the evening of the performance. The rosettes used for the purpose of decoration were also kindly lent by the steward of the Conservative Club (Mr J W Whitnall) as well as Chinese lanterns. DANCE.—On Friday evening, a long night danee at the Town Hall was well attended, it having been arranged chiefly on behalf of the numerous persons who attended Mr W Brockle- hurst's dancing classes. The music was sup- plied by Mr W Brocklehurst's phonograph, whilst Mr W A Lloyd presided at the piano. The M.C's. were Messrs J T. Averill and Hugh Jones, and the floor being in excellent con- dition, a most enjoyable evening was spent. Refreshments were admirably catered for by Mrs Williams of the George Temperance Hotel who gave every satisfaction.
LLANFWROG INSTITUTE ENTERTAINMENT. The last of the series of popular entertain- ments arranged during the winter months was held at the Llanfwrog Institute on Tues- day evening under the chairmanship of the Rev J F Reece. That these concerts have been popular in the truest sense of the word has been verified by the crowded "houses" which have greeted the performers upon every occasion, but, owing to the inclement state of the weather on Tuesday, the audience did not come up to previous numbers, nevertheless a very fair number were present during the evening. The stage had been very choicely decorated with plants and flowers kindly lent from Plas Newydd, the residence of Mrs Craigie, whilst the programme was arranged in a very successful manner by Mrs Jones, the Institute, who is to be complimented upon the way in which it was carried out. Each and all of the artistes acquitted themselves with credit to an appreciative audience. notably Miss M Freeborn who sang The Miller and the Maid," and Mrs Malley in her rendering in Welsh of The Bells of Aberdovey." Mr Dolben and his daughter caused roars wf laughter during ihe singing of a duet, which the the artistes had earrarly looked forward to. The progamme was as follows Piano- forte solo, Miss Gwladys Maysmor Gee. Song, Where are you going, my pretty maid, Master Newton Jones. Song, "The Wishing Cup," Miss Gertie Evans. Recitation," CArlo," Mr P Rhys Davies. Song, "The Warrior Bold," Mr J Jenkins (encore, Drinking.') Song, The Miller and the Maid," Miss Mary Freeborn (encore, 14 Number Two.') Humor- ous song, Mr E Powell Jones. Mouth-organ solo, The Men of Harlech," Mr W Thomas (encored). Song, "Killarney," Mr T Wynne Williams. Song, "The Last Load," Miss N Davies. Glee, Bwythyn ar y Bryn," Miss H and H Jones, Clwyd-street, and Miss S Jones, Borthyn, and Messrs J R McGowan and G Jones Song, "The Be Is of Aberdovev," Mrs Malley (encore, "The Missing Boat." Song, Off to Philadelphia," Mr J Atkinson (encore, "Bugail Hafod y Cwm." Duet, Mr Dolben and daughter (Mrs Jones). Song, MrE Powell Jones. The accompanists were Miss Hughes, Mwrog House; Miss Slingsby, Mr E Powell Jones, and Mr Cecil Evans. The proceedings terminated with the singing of the National Anthem.
RUTHIN CONSERVATIVE CLUB BILLIARD HANDICAP. The billiard handicap arranged at the Con- servative Club. Ruthin, has now been brought to a termination, and some \ery interesting and closely contested games were witnessed. The prizes to be awarded to the five successful competitors are as follows:I, value one guinea, given by the Hon G T Kenyon, M.P.; 2, billiard cue and case, value one guinea, by Coll". G Gregson Ellis; 3, value 10s 6d, by < ol Saxon Gregson Ellis 4, value lOt), by Mr W F Lund and 5, a couple of rabbits. The following is the result of the FIRST nOUliD: W Pattinson (rec 30; 160, R Aldrice (o iares 10)124. J E Roberts (owes 10) 150, J W Roberts (rec 25)80. Joe L Roberts (6) 150, J Lloyd (20) 100. Homer Hughes (5) 150, G Williams (30) 144. W H Williams (owes 10) 160, Roland Roberts (20) 108. W Brocklehurst (10) 150. R 0 Jones (30) 109. H Molyneux, walk over from G Denton. H Aldrich (10) 150, P Evans (30) 147. H E Roberts (sc) 150, J Griffiths (sc) 78. K Roberts (20) 150, J M Evans (20) 70. W G Hodgson (30) 150, B Parry (30) 77. T J Rouw (sc) 1M, Wm Jones (30) 105. J Hitchin (20) 150, D M Davies (20) 110. T D Williams (20) 150, H G Richards (10) 85. Dr Anderson (sc) 150, E J Houlston (20) 118. J H Parry (10) a bye. SECOND ROUND. J H Parry 150, Joe L Roberts 10G. J E Roberts 150, W Pattinson 142. W G Hodgson, walk over from H Aldrich. H E Roberts 150 J Hitchin 125. T J Rouw 150, W H Williams 130. H Hughes 150, Dr Anderson lv8. H Molyneux 150, J D Williams 75. W Brocklehurst 150, R Roberts 126. THIRD ROUND. H Molyneux 150, H E Roberts 3 35. J H Parry 150. W G Hodgson 148. H Hughes 150, W Brocklehurst 1'26. T J Rouw 150, J E Roberts 115. FOURTH ROUND. II Molyneux 15^, H Hughes 137. J H Parry 150, T J Rouw 147. The two winners in this rouna played for first and second final honours, with the result that after a well-fought game J H Parry proved the winner of H Molyneux by five points only, the scores being 150 awd 145. The contest for third and fourth prizes lay between T J Houw and Homer Hughes, when the former ran out an easy winner by 150 to 115 points. The losers of the third round contested the fifth honoured position, and the results were W Brocklehurst. walk over from H E Roberts. J E Roberts 150, W G Hodgson 106. Finally J K Hoberts (150) beat W Brockle- hurst (111) and was adjudged the winner. CONSOLATION RLLLSIE. A prize of a silver medal with gold centre, presented by Mr H E Joyce, jeweller, was offered in consolation" to those who had lost their first round in the handicap. The final proved the most interesting game, when two of Messrs K BUis & Son's employees were brought I together, and was won by only two points. The scores were: FIRST BOUND. J Lloyd (20) 150, Roland Roberts (20) 02. R Aldrich (owes 10) 160, G Williams (B0) 108. W Jones (30) walk over from U G Richards (10). II M Davies (20) 150. B Parry (30) 94. J M Evans (20) waik over from J Griffiths (sc). E J Houlston (20) 150, P Evans (30) 106. J W Roberts (25) 150, R 0 Jones (30) 134. SECOND ROUND. J Lloyd 160. D M Davies 123. R Aldrich 150, J M Evans 115. E J Houlston 160, Wal JO'mw 119. J W Roberts a bye. THIRD BOUWD. J Lloyd ISO, B Aldrich 12f. J W Koberts 160, E J Houlston 116. FINAL. J W Roberts loO, J Lloyd 148.
RUTHIN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. MONDAY.—Present, the Rev J F Reece presiding, Messrs R D Jones, R H Pugh, E Powell Jones, J H Simon, J R Lloyd, Price Morris, A Lloyd Jones, D Evans, Owen Williams, Richard Jones, R White, John Foulkes, Wm Ellis. Thomas Jones, (Plas Coch), Henry Williams, Isaac Daniel, Wm Davies, T 0 Jones, and Hugh Jones, with the clerk (Mr R Hum- phreys Roberts). THE SWEEP TO HAVE AXOTHER CHANCE. Tlie Master recommended the purchase of a machine for sweeping the workhouse chimneys at an estimated cost of from 25s to 30s. Asked what his reasons were for making the recommendation the master answered that upon one occasion he sent for the town sweep to clean the chimneys, but the sweep failed to make his appear- ance, and en the following morning the chimneys went on fire. The Chairman Then you got them swept for nothing (laughter). The Master Ah but if it was found out, we would have been in trouble. Mr John Foulkes Give the sweep another chance. Eventually the Board agreed to carry out Mr John Foulkes' suggestion and give the sweep anothet chance. THK CHILDREN OF THE HOUSE AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD. The House Committee made the follow- ing recommendations, having in view the reduction of the duties in the House, and the visits of inmates and others to the town :—(1) That all letters be collected at a certain time instead of separately as at present (2) that goods contracted for shall be delivered by the contractor and not sent, for by the tviaster (3) that the porter be relieved of looking after the women vagrants and (4) that the master should reduce as much as possible the number of messages going out and coming into the house. The Master, speaking as to the latter recommendation, said the Local Govern- ment Board Inspector was in favour of sending the children out of the House as often as possible, to enable them thereby to mix np in society and thus equipping them the better for the battle of life. The Chairman But they go out to x school, and the Industrial Trainer onght to- take them out every week. It is not contemplated that the children should run messages. The Master If they are allowed to run errands and carry money they are thereby taught to be hone"t. It is certainly an advantage to the children to carry mes- sages and do errands, because they are in this way brought in touch with the world. The Clerk But it is not in accordance with the regulations. Mr Robert White was of "opinion that the children should not be allowed to go out of the House unless accompanied by one of the officials. Ultimately, on the motion of Mr White, seconded by JMJT Henry Williams, the recommendations of the committee were adopted. APPLICATION FOR REMUNERATION. In consequence of the adoption of the House Committee's recommendations, the application of Mrs Laura Williams, the Porter's wife, tor remuneration for looking after the Workhouse entrance gate was not eutertaiin d. ESTIMATE OF CALL. The Clerk said he estimated the sums required for the ensuing half year at £ L>241, which included £ 900 in resect of County rates. He did not. know whether there would be an Education rate n quired during the same period, if so, it would have to be provided for. Mr Foulkes How soon will you hear whether it will be required or not ? The Clerk: I do not know. It depends upon the County Council, but I do not think you will be troubled for an Educa- tion rate for the next six months. The Chairman: I think we shall be perfectly safe for the next half-year. The Clerk said the estimate for the corresponding period of last year was £3107. There was a balance in the bank of^.r»83. The Chairman: That is very satis- factory indeed. THE SPREAD OF SMALLPOX. A circular letter was read from the Local Government Board, suggesting that vagrants be vaccinated and revaccinated as far as possibly with the view of pre- vewtiBg the spread of smaMpox. The Clerk explained that. he had supplied the Master and the Medical Officer of the Workhouse with a copy of the letter, and that they were doing all they could to carry out the ?uggestiotis made therein. MrThomftS Jones said there was a large army of young professional tramps travel- ling the country, and was becoming not only a burden to the ratepayers but an abominable nuisance. In his opinion tl e Government should take hold of them and convert them into regularly trained soldiers (hear, hear and laughter). The Chairman How do you suggest it should be done ? Mr Thomas Jones By conscription as in the "Iden times (laughter). Mr Pric Morris: Give them more stone breaking work when they Ctuna here. The Chairman What we want are labour homes. The subject then dropped.
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