WELSH MARKETS. DEBWH. M-»reh 17.—Qjotaiioas were as £0110\ Fresh butter, from 15to 18d per ill: small tubs, Hid t ) —d per pound large tubs, 12d to —d. Beef, 61 to 9d mutton, 7d to ri lamb, Od to Od veal, 7<i to 8d. Eggs, 23 to 24 for a Is. Ducks, Oj f:d per couple Fowls, 43 fid to 5s Ocl per couple. Oatm-a>, 2 per pound. Trade in corn slow, LLANGEFNI, March 11.—Oats, from 14s Od to 16s Gc per quarter; pota.toes, from 2s 01 to 23 Sd per cwt: butter, 18d to -d per !b wool, 7d to 8d per poand fowls, 3, 3d to 3s 9J per couple; duck., 4s üd to 5a 6:1 per couple. Young pigs, 153 Od to 19s Od each fat pigs, 3 £ 1 per lb. Eggs, 20 to 22 for a Is. RUTHIN, March 15,—Wheat, 9:1 3d to 93 6d per hobbet; barley, 7"1 On to 9s Od per hobbet; oats, 6s Od to 13 Oel. Butter, fresh, Is lid to Is 6d per pound; salt butter, lid to 12d per lb. T wK, 3, brIto 4s 6d per con pie. Ducks, Cs to 0:J p r< > 22 for a la. ->
CATTLE MARKETS, ..Ld.i.)., 1: >- AND FAIRS. BIRMINGHAM, March 1i)-Fair supply of cattle and sheep, with good trade; a. moderate supply of pigs. Beef, 4d to lei per pouud; mutton tid to 9idper lb. B 'con pigs, 8s lOd to OJ Od per score: porkers, Ss 4 3 to 0s Od aDd MOWS, fa 3d per score. BIRKENHEAD. —Aarimltuvai Product.—March -Hay, o d, 1:3 lOs to £ 4 0s Od per ton ditto, c<ovei'< 24 (Jg to £ 1 7s 6d; straw o,t, E2 15s Od to S3 5; turli", 17s to 20" per ten. LONDON. i--T(ty and Straw. Mat-ch IS.—Good supplies, and trade dull at the following priced :— Good to piinie hay, 60s tu 88s <'d inferior to fait, 40s to 55s; good to pdme clover, 70s to 96a Od inferior to fa;_ ditto, 50s to 68s.: mixture and sainfoin, 50s (ifl to 85!t Od.: straw, 26t! to 38s per load. LIVERPOOL-St. John's Market —Msrch 17.—Beef, 1 to 9d perib; mutton, rid to 9i; veal, 7d to 9d.; fresh butter, Is 3d to 13 4d per pound salt., l'2d to 14d per lb. egg", Ts 41 per 120; pot.uoe^, 8:1 to >•] per peck. HULL, March 16.—Fa'r avrnge shew of horv.ed Stock, alia rather more bns'nes-i done at fully l'it(,. prices. Miik ceivi sold at £.4 to £ 18, in-divers 212 to £15, ana gtuzir.g steejs and heifers £8 to £ 12 per bead. A smad snow of soeep. but several pens char ged hands at 40s. t* 42s. ea-f-h. No pigs at ma ket. SALFOBD. March 13.—The supply nf <&tt!e was sligbtlv i-ndrr that of 'sst Tuesday, Tr'de h m a, d dear. The auplii 7 of heen was about the siae a- 1.-st week, uoo-f dMjjsand at Jab rates. F.j«r'y good done in calves, and prices the same as l-:at week. Cattle, 51 to fij 1 per lb; sheep, 611 to 91.1 per Lb; ealves, 6 to per lb. WRKXHAM, Marsh 15 —The-3 was an average supply of catt e at to-day's r'atk«t, and all JmprcvemoDt jn trade. Beef made up if) per ib., and mutton from Sfl to Veal fetched so to 7d per lb. the best calves making tiT) t > L-5 Ins each. There was the largest, supply of elves io-day ever known in the Saaitbfieifi, and rearers from 25s to 48s a head. ) Dairy CO,8 realised from £:3 to £ 17 10s each. Barrens I fetched from £ 10 to £ 11 lUs a head, while sticks made from £ ) to £ t0 15 each and bulls up to a piece. There was a m.«ch better demand for pi;;?, -which fetched up to 9s per ware lbs. r«TBLiN, Msarch 18 -Prime he-.ferjmd ox beef, 53s 0d to 5os 0d; ditto, iwiif, lbs Od to ?2a 6d par cwt; inferior. 40s Od to 45-s Od pet cwt; prime wether mut- to Yi, 7 to 8d pr tb; e we, 7d t. fchoioa veal, g|d tj !,cr pOUIW. LOM30X, 18.—The cattle trade las been g+eady. 1 'j J fi beasts was about the 'v™^gf far t Thu *d«y Tnere w->s a good supply of «-li ep, buo lanans w«-rc of ">-• Sheep were a sic w fir in t ■ at Monday's full prices. L<>mb* were inactive, an V lowfr: 55t. D>wus, 8s (d t < 8s 21 per Bib. c'JV¡1I sold slowly at latj prices. Figs were dull, and oroop iag; the top price varied from iq lOd to 4" uti per 8ib. Quotations asfoiiows :—Beef—o- arse. 2 4d to to 33 Od tilr 8 lo secort- aiy, ;):9 0d to 3s fd prime large oxen. 3.i Hid to 4" 2d ditto Scots, &c 4s 2d to 4a 411 coarse and infeiiur sheep, 4 41 to 5s Cd second quality ri«tt >, 5s. Od to 5s fid. Supply :—English— Beasts, 130; r;heep, 1,190; calves, 50; pigs, 55; and jnllsli cows, 10. 1
THE LEGALITY OF BETTING. SINCE the famous licensing decision in the 0 Sharps v. Wakefield case, there has been no legal decision of such importance as that given by Mr. J ustice HAWKINS, on behalf of himself and four other judges last Satur- day. It -was a judgment given on appeal by the Anti-gambling League, against the decision of certain magistrates, who in one case refused to convict, and in the other convicted a person for betting in a race course, in \V"u,t is generally known as Tat tersall's ring. The judges after mature deliberation upheld the conviction in oris case, and sent the case back for rehearing in the other. The emet of this judgment is that betting is made illegal on race-courses, and in all probability, the owners of race-courses may be made liable for any person found betting on their premises, and may be convicted for each olience. We need hardly say that the decision has caused something like a psuric among book-makers and the betting frater- nity, and although they try to laugh off their fears, they are far from being suc- cessful. One of the greatest curses of this country —and, indeed, of many other countries—if not the greatest, is the fact that nearly every desei iption of sport is made a medium for betting. In rise majority of cases, dumb animals ni e made to be the means of transferring thousands upon thousands of pounds from one pocket to another. Horses aie trained—not so much for the purpose of winning the Derby, the St. Ledger, or the Oaks, as to provide an excuse for the laying of bets. Greyhounds course hares and Whip- pets rabbits, nor necessarily for the purpose of catching them, but as mediums for the laying of odd Pigeons are flown, and upon their arrival at a given station depends the ownership of many hundreds of sove raigns-tbns prostituting !I". is good and laudable iu itself to the means cf securing unearned money We are not among those who object to the improvement in horses, whether in strength or fieetness. Greyhounds and ter- riers have their uses in this world, and the more perfect the breeds become, the better. Carrier or Homing pigeons have borne a noble part in the history of the world, and will, no donbt continue to do so, and it is well that their improvement should be looked after. There is no evil in all this, The mischief is that ail these anirnals- almost every sport and pastime invented and Drnctied-is connected with betting, Tha horse-that wins a race does not. earn the roonay that is placed upon him, nor if he fails, is there any loss beyond the stakes connected with such a failure. The fact of the horse winning places a certain amount of uionev in the pockets of those who backed it, and taken it out of the pockets of those who betted on its not winning. So fir as tee real earning of money is concerned, the succeas or failure of a horse in a race makes not the slightest difference. It may happen that at a pop alar race meeting, the winning of the favourite' runv make a certain number of person? a hundred thou- sand pounds richer, but the same fact has made other parsons a hundred thousand pounds poorer. At every important race mesting, there are various rings'. where the most 'res- pectabie) book m Jeers congregate, and to which, as a rnie, payment must bo made for admission. A. ring of this description is the well-known Tatterseii's ring—Messrs. Tattersalls in reality being a firm of auctio- neers, where moat of the racing horses are bought and sold—in which at a recent race was located a book-maker named Dunn whose conviction for betting has been upheld by the judges in the Appeal Court. To most frequenter8 of a race-course, Tafctersall's ring is simply a place-and compared with other rings, a very respectable pJace-for betting. The race-course authorities, now, of course, state that the ring is kept quite for another object. The secretary of the Hurst Park Club Syndicate, in whose ring was Mr. Dunn when fee committed what has since been prcved to be an offence, says We keep the ring solely because, the posi- tion is good, and we are in very much the same position as iessees of theatres, where by paying the puce, a person can have a stall or a box but if when occupying such a position; a man made a bet, he alone would be responsible, and not the management of the house,' The secretary dees not explain in what way is the position good.' It cannot be good for seeing the races, because the stands that are erected are far better for that object. As a rule, a parson inside of one can see but very little of-a race, except possibly its start and. finish, so that there must be sorm other object in view when erecting or enclosing a ring. Neither can it be good to see the horses before tbèy arc started, as, in moifc cases, it special paddock is reserved for such a pur-pose. Previous to tbe decision referred to, no one doubted but that the'rings''—-not neces- sarily Tattevsal's—were C good positions'for betting and for betting only. What will the betting fraternity do 1 They talk about sn agitation to- obtain more favourable legislation for themselves. The present House of Commons we know, dares to do a great many things which are not for the public good, but we doubt very much if even this,Parliament will venture (to pass a 'gambling made easy' measure. is such a thing in existence as a Sport- ing League, which we believe, was organised as a counterblast to the Anti-gambling League. As mighfc be expected, it has among I' its members a goodly number of our here- ditary legislators, including such well-known names as the Earls of Coventry, Durham, Lonsdale, and March, Lord Hawke, and J several others. The House of Commons is worthily represented by Mr. J. Lowther, II M. ?, and others. The secretary of ihis illr. Allison states 'that hey would mobilise all their forces, and not leave a scone unturned to obtain fresh legislation, We are pre paring a petition to Parliament, and h'<ve already drafted a proposed amendment to the Act (probably the Betting House Act of 1853). We are engaged at the present moment in circularising our hundreds of secretaries throughout the country to call together local sporting men in every centre, with the view of taking those vigorous steps which the present juncture necessitates/ In spite of bravado and bluster of this description, we hope that the police of the country will see that the laws of the coun- try are obeyed in the race-courses of the kingdom. The Court of Appeal has made the law clear, and henceforth, matters of this sort should not be left in the hands of the Anti-gambling League only. The police force must do its duty, and that as fearlessly against the wealthy as they generally are against the poor. Here is a chance for our constables to prove to the country, that as far as they are concerned, there is only one law for the rich and the poor, and that all wrong-doers will be punished, whether they are bettors or poachers.
PEACE OR WAR? THE crises has come, and every minute the break out of a war is expected. Those who have advocated the coercion of Greece, in the supposed interest of peace, now find out what they ought to have found out long ago, viz., that the coercion of Greece means war and not peace. The Concert of Europe has decided that the Greek troops must evacuate the island. Perhaps their commands will be obeyed— perhaps not. But on the frontiers of Ma- cedonia the sentries of the Turkish and Grecian army are now standing within fifiy I yards of one another, and the armies at their backs recognise no authority unless it comes direct from Constantinople and Athens. The Powers of Europe have done their best by their unreasonable treatment of Greece, to exasperate that heroic kingdom, and cause its army to Cross the frontier, and thus set a lighted match to the most inflv, mabio of European materials—the Eastern question. Now, when we are afraid it is too late, the Tory newspapers of this country are begin ning to realise what this poiicy is leading to, but their only remedy is to ask that no sympathy should be expressed with Greece, so as no.#, to 'eog liar on' to 'war. But it is not the sympathisers that encouraged Greece on to war. It is the treatment that she has received from the Great Powers of Europe. The conduct of Greece through- out has been a noble one. After freeing the Cretans from the oppression of the Turks, it offered to forego any territorial advantages to itself, so as not to imperil the peace of Europe. Not only that, but Greece offered to recognise Turkish suzerainty for a, time, and place its own troops at the dis- posal and under the command of the Powers, for the preservation of peace in the island. No concession, however, was acceptable to the Concert of Europe, and having offered this, the Greek Government could do no less afterwards than stand to its guns, It is not Greece, we repeat, that is plung- ing Europe into It is the tyrannical policy of the Powers, and Greece, by this time, is, as a contemporary puts it,, liittle, more than a passive Jink in the chain at causes and effects which the blind and cruel policy of the Powers has forged.' Is it not time that the people of this country should speak out, and state whether they are wflling to supply their soldiers to fight the battle of the Great Assassin'? That, in reality, is what this country is being dragged into. Already a draft of six hundred men has been ordered to co- operate with the other Powers to subdue Greece, and to put the Turk again in au- thority. Dunng the past year, meeting after meeting has been held to protest Z" p against the massacre of the Armenians. Now, we are the aliiea of the author of those horrible massacres, and we are asked to supply troops to assist him. Can any- thing bo mora derogatory to British-honour and British feeling ? Apparently, Lord Salisbury is only a puppet in the hands cf continental diploma- tists. He refers Parliament to the French minister for an explanation of the policy that is agreed upon by the Powers. As Sir William Harcourt said at Norwich, no such disgraceful answer was ever before given by a British Minister to a British IL Parliament.' Not only are we expected to acquiesce in any policy the other Powers may agree upon, but we are also to get our information from the ministers of other countries, instead of from our own. Surely British degradation cannot go much lower. We have no wish to make party capital out of this question it is a national ques- tion, and one of the greatest importance. To quote again from the same source, 'It is a national interest that we should not light as the allies, direct or indirect, of the author of the Armenian massacres, that our foreign policy should be shaped and an- nounced in Croat Britain, and not shaped at Berlin and announced in Paris, and that we should not be remembered by those who came after us as the generation of British people who used their fleet and army to ruin a gallant neighbour for doing a heroic ') action.'
SLINGS AND ARROWS. N¡;=:¡' if a man could libel himself. Not being a kwyer, I could not inform him, and I rather doubt if even a lawyer could. Killing a human being is a crime, even when the offender kills himself, and I do not see why a man libelling himself is not open to be proceeded against either civilly or crimi- nally. Of course, the diffieujj^ would be to find a prosecutor, and if a, prosecutor was found, in a civil case, it would, be difficult to assess damages. However, the difficulties of the position does not alter the "law, and the question remains, can a man libel himself or not 1 -«.< Of course, I take it, that in any case, sphere a man was accused of libelling him self, he could, if he liked plead justification. A man, for instance, may call himself a fool, and (if the law permits) be brought up for libel. He could forthwith proceed to 'jus tify and prove to the court end jury that, he was a fool, and, possibly, the mere fact that he calied himself a fool would assist him in convincing both judge and jury that he was one. It takes very little special pleading to convince some jurors that they have a fool before them. Had the de- fendant called himself a wise man, the trial of the case might have been stubborn and protracted. But enough, of this fooling. So much ban been written about the Castle of Denbigh and its management, that it is almost a burden to refer to the sa.me subject agam. But the unmistakable signs of dissent, that were to be seen and heard at the May Day meeting last Monday night, when it waa assorted that the Castle Com mittee exintad only for the good of the town, proved how generally it is felt that some reform is necessary in this direction. No one questions the honorable intentions of every member of the Castle Committee, but it is quite easy to canvass the authority and tha proceedings of a Committee without in the least reflecting upon the upnghtedness of its individual members. However straight a committee may act, it can never be satis- factory when it is self-elected. I do not know the history of the election of the first Committee, it is shrowded in mystery which the present members are either unable or unwilling to explain—but ever since, the Committee elects whom it likes as addition- ai members. A Castle Committee member never retires, unless he takes the hump or dies. His office is a life office, depending neither upon goodbehavioisr nor competency. No ratepayer has a right to cali a member to account, for he represents nobody but himself, and indeed, I sometimes doubt if he'does that, so different is the act of a Committee-man from the acts of the same man in his uncommittic attitude. The Castle is not ruled by a Limited Liability Com- pany, a syndicate, or a public authority, Its authority is a cross between a private management and a public management, the rormer predominating, but the latter thrust more to the front. If the Castle is to be for the good of the town, let it be managed by the through their proper represen- tatives—the members of the Town Council. • « A week or two ago I pointed out two or three modes in which the dispute between the Rector of Denbigh and his choir might be terminated. Last week I had to an uounce that a compromise had been agreed upon. By to day the question has entered upon a now phase, and the choristers are to be seen like truant school boys, standing before the Rector, with downcast mien, and tears of contrition in their eyes saying. 'Please, sir, will yon forgive us, sir, we won't do it again, sir. We are very sorry, sir.' What the Rector failed to do, the Bishop accomplished, and the repentant choristers have been forced to apologise. I understand that two of. the members held out against signing the apology, bnt after a visit to the Episcopal Palace, they also gave in, and now the whole of the members of the choir are to be seen struggling for room on the stool of repentance. Apparently, there are degrees in the obedience deman- ded by the Church of England authorities. The members can risk disobedience to the commands of a Rector, but a Bishop is a superior being, and must be obeyed, with trembling and with fear.
COMPETITIVE I.:IJ V?!NG AT ,!A FRON CHAPEL. ON Friday evening, the 12th inst., a compe- titive meeting was held at Fron (C.M.), chapcl, in connection with the Sunday I School, connected with that place of wor- ship, and Brookhouse Sunday School. The Rev. R. Griffiths, presided, Mr. Ri- chard Jones, Brookhouse Mill, being the conductor. The adjudicators were the Rev. D. Jones, Llanrhaiadr; Messrs. Gwilym Parry, John Williams (Bridge Street), and T. W. Salusbury, Mr. W. 0. Davies, was tlo secretary. -M_N_ The following were the principal adjudi- catIOns Examination in £ Rhodd 1st., Eliza- beth Hughes; 2nd, Bessie Jones; equal third, M. C. Jones, and John Hughes. Duet Competition (raider 16). Mag- gie Hughes and Maggie Roberts. Spelling Competition the first and second prize were divided between Alice Hooson. Harriet Jones, and Lucy Anne Davies; 3rd, John Hooson. Song, Gwlacl. y Dejyn," by Mr. David Hughes. „ Scriptural Examination (under 18). 2nd., Sarah Emily Davies 3rd., Hannah Ellen Jones. (We failed to obtain the name of the first). Ditto, for those under 16. 1st., C. Anwyl 2nd., Lucy Annie Davies 3rd,, John Hooson and Jennie Mills, equal. Ditto, Rhodd Mam. 1st., Jane Hughes 2nd, Bessie Jones 3rd, Elizabeth Hughes. Solo Competition (for children under 10 years of age). 1st, Jane Hughes; 2nd, Eli- zabeth Hughesequal third, Ingham and Hughes. Essays on the History of Samson.' 1). J. Davies 2nd John Hooson. Answering questions from, the Tlyfforddin-. Equal, 1st, Mary E. Anwyl, H.E. Jones, and Davies 2nd Edith Vaughan. Juvenile Choi? Competition. Two choirs competed, viz., the Fron choir, conducted by Mr. David Hughes, and the Brookhouse choir, conducted by Mr. Thomas Jones, Kil- ford. The prize was awarded to the Brook- house choir. Ryjforddwr Competition. The prize was divided between E. A. Jones and Hannah Jones. Song (encored), 5 Merch y Cadben.' by Mr. Meirion Jones. Examination on the Ephesians, 1st, Annie Morris and R. O. Davies 2nd, Robert Davies. Ditto in the 'Book of The prize was divided between five. Competition between parties of eight i- singing 'Atonement.' Two parties compe- ted, conducted by Mr. David Hughes, and Mr. Thomas Jones, respectively, and the prize was divided between them. A vote of thanks to all that officiated, proposed by Mr. E. Mills, and seconded by Mr. John Jones, Brynhyf-ryd, terminated the meeting.
TOWN COUNCIL, I The monthly meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday, the Mayor presiding. The other members present were Aldermen T. J. Williams, E. T. Jones, J. T. Hughes, and R. H. Roberts; Colineillors Robert Owen, Boax Jones, A Lloyd Jones, W. H. Evans, D. H. Davies, E., A. Turn our, Roger Pryce, T. A. Wynne Edwards, Howel Gee, with the Tows Clerk (Mr. J. Parry Jones), the Borough Accountant (Mr. Ellis Williams), Medical Officer, (Dr. Griffith Rolferts), the Borough Surveyor (Mr. John Davies), the Collector (Mr. E. Miib), and the Inspector (Mr. R. Roberts*. A letter of apology was received from Mr. W. D. W. Griffith, MIIO had been called to London on business, and lie was excused. THE LATE COUNCILLOR ANIiSEWS. Mrs. Andrews wrota thanking the Council for bhe vote of condolence passed with her aad her family on the death of her late husband. THE HEALTH OF THE BOEOIJG-Ii. The Medical Officer reported that the num- ber of registered during the month was 10, one of which look place at the Infirmary. Four of the above were infants, and three had reached the advanced ages of 70, 80 and 82 years respectively seven deaths had beeli. reported from the Asylum during the month. For the Same period 10 births had been regis- tered, .eix males, and four females. Tim a( ovt figures gave an equal birth and deatb t af 39. per 1,000 per annum. THE .MEASLES. The Medical Officer also reported that owing to an epidemic of measles, he, had advised the of the public schools of the' town for a short time. One case of mild scadet fever bad been nctiiied, but the patient was now convales- cent, and there was no other case within the borough. It was of those case which could not be accounted for. The Town Clerk then read a letter from Mr. R. H. Roberts, clerk of the School Board, stating that, on the recommendation of the Medical Ofticsr, the schools bad been ordered to be closed for a fortnight, or for such time as the Medical Officer considered suffieient. He wished to have a certificate to that effect on the report of the Medical Officer. The certificate was ordered to be granted. THE WIDENING OF LON LLEWELYN, PEOFOSALS OF THE SPECIAL COUNCTV. MEETING. The Mayor proposed, and Mr.'E. A. Tumour seconded, the adoption of the following re- porI. At a Committee Meeting of the whole Coun- cil, held on the 18th day of February, 1897, at 4 p. m. :PreBf;mt :The Mayor, (chairman), Messrs. E. T. Jones, J. T. Hughes, T J. Williams, R. Humphreys .Roberts, W. H. Evans, Roger a -P Pryce, E. A. Tumour, Boas .Jones, and A. Wynne Edwards. The Borough Surveyor in attendance. The Committee having visited and discussed the proposed, scheme for widening and altering Lon Llewelyn, Ipl was proposed by Mr. T, A. Wynne. Edwards, seconded by Mr. R. Hnmphreps Roberts,Sand carried, That the Mayor, Aldermen E. T. Jones, T. I. Williams, 1\,0 Humphreys Roberts, Councillors T. A. Wynne Edwards and E. A. Tnrncur, be appointed a de putation to wait upon Messrs Gold Edwards aid Co., asreprefenting the owners of the land adjoining the "Glas Meadows, to ascertain whether they will exchange a piece of bifid, of the width of S3 feet at least, for the purpose of making a new Road 20 feet wide from, a point in Lon Llewelyn, situate about 30 yards below the existing stile on the footpath through Glas Meartows to Lenten Pool and terminating in Love Lane immediately opposite the turning to the Castle, and to, allow a sutncien t turn into Love Lane.for the part of Glas Meadows which will be cut off by the proposed new road, such piece of land to be handed over at once, and for the existing rradway from the point of diver- sion to the present entrance on the Asylum Eaad, which it is intended to abandon, p( ion of the latter piece to be given sfk, soon as the Contracts at the Asylum are compJeted, or say on the 1st January, 1900. Provision to be made for making a new footpath from tie proposed new entrance in. Love Lane to meet the existing foot- path through the fields towards Crvo It was resolved. 'That the bank behind the advertisement hoarding at the pj-esent entrance to Lon Llewelyn on. the Asylum '.Road be removed.' (Signed), W. MKIXAKO. Chairman. Air, W. H. Evans said he had not one word
BIRTHS. EDWARBS—March ofeh, ths wife of Mr. Richard Vativ'han Kdw-ards, Blawnycwaj, Penmachno, of a daughter. J0SB8—Maroh llth. the wife of Mr. William Joces, Penp.-rchell Uobaf, Lianuefydd, of a daughter. LEWIS March 7th the wife of Mr. Richard Lewis, Qla aHsr, Cwm, Penraaehuo, of a son. OWENS March llth, the wife of Mr. Isaac Owens, Fae >■ Llmnefydd, of a son. WILLIAMS —March 14tb, the wife of Mr. Edward R Williams, woolen manufacturer, Henllan Street, Denbigh, of a. daughter. MARRIAGES. LEWIS-HUGHES-Mucn 10th, at Jewin chapel, Lon don, by the Iteva J. B. Dav;es, M. A., London, and Job a Kdw&rds, Colwyn Bay, Mr. T. R. Lewis, Brad- ford House. Colwyn Bay, to Nurse M. J. Hughes (late of Guys Hospital), oniy daughter of the late Mr. John Hughes, fiafod Ivan, Ysbytty. DEATHS BEECH—March 9th, after a long illness, Mr. Francis Beeou, Bryniau, Lianikegla, aged 76 years. 33 A VIES—March llth, Mr. Edward Davies, Sun Inn, Erry-y-s near Mold Cate of Pantgiàs, Foal LSs, Llauarmon in-Yale), aged 55 years. HOGG—March llth, at 54, Arundel Street, Prince',s Park, Liverpool, after a short Ulness, Sarah, the belovs-i wife of Mr. Thomas Hogg, and only daughter of Mrs. Roberts, Crown Hotel, Corwen, aged 35 years. HUGHES -March 9sb, Mr. John Hashes, Sling, years. HUGHES -March 9sb, Mr. John Hashes, Sling, Tregartb, aged 77 years. J0HB3—March 5th, haw, the beloved child of Me John and Mrs. Anne Joces, Tai Isaf, Saror., near Denbigh, aged 2 months. JONES March 5th, Mrs. Anne Jonea, wife of the late Mr, William Jonea, Beril-an Bach, Eglwys Bach, aged 74 years. JONES March 5th, after a few days illness, Hugh, son of Mr. BoWt Jones, Handy, Koawen, near Conwav, aged 8 .r'. Jonbs—Match 10; Charloto, wife of Mr. Bober* Jones, Llwybr ,),;n, Mynydd Llandegai, D2af Bethesda. JONES—Starch lOt-b, after two days illness, William, son of Mr. R. Jones, Hendy, Roewen, near Conway, aged 5 years. JONES -March llth, at Were, ;3r. Asaph, Mr. Hugh Jones, aged 44 years. JoiJES—March 13th, W nefred, the belovad wife of Mr. He; ry Jones, butcher, High Street, St. "saph, and youngest daughter of the late Mr. Edward I Hughe*, tailor. Castle Hill, Denbigh, aged 36 years. She leaves a husband, and three little children, to Baouri; her loss. Jones—M rch 14th, at Hen Gate, Penystrycl, Llan- degia in- Ya'e, Mr. Thomas Jones, Penycae, Bwka Rbiwfelen, near Llangollen. arch 14tb, very suddenly, at Pedwyddfa, Mount &~>ad, St. Asaph, Mr. William Jcnea (late station master), aged 66 years. JONES—March 14th, very suddenly, .Robert George, the beiovd child of Mr. John Jones, tailor, Henllan Street, Denbigh, aged 5 years and 6 months. JONES March I4tb, v<>ry suddenly, after a brief illnes«, Mr. John TanyfalJen, Bodfary, aged u 63 yectrpi, He was inter;- d at Bodfary chürchyard on the following Thursday. JonbS—March 18th, at the residence of his son (Windsor Terrace, Yale Street, Mr. William Price Jones, grocer, Hieh Street, Denbigh), Mr. Will am Jonea (late of Pantgi&a Cacol, Bontuchel, near Rutbin), aged 93 years. He leaves three sons and four daughters to mourn his Ios, Momns-March llth. at Kerihdde, Corwen, Mr. John Morris, aged 86 years. MOBBIS—March 14th, Mrs. Anne Morris, Ty'cgrusr, Dolyddelen (late of Ty'nifordd), age i 85 years. MTDDLETON—March lGth. Georgia, the beloved chiH of Mr Edward a.nd Mrs. Harriet Myddleton, 41, Post Office Lane, Denbigh, aged 15 months. OWBN—Msrch 9th, Miss Catherine Owen, Taljae, Tregartb, v daughter of the late Rev. -William Owe!, Penygroes, aged 43 year3. ROBERTS —March 13th. E:;za Anne, the bBkved daught -r of Mr. Jesse Roberts, watelmaker, aged 28 yea.rs. ROBERTS March 14th. Mr. David Roberta, Avnofifj wen (late of Waan y Bala, aged 63 years. ItoWLAsns—March 16th, Elleu Rowlands, Bhos-y- gwaliau, Bala, aged 78 years. WHITØ —Marcn 6sht Emma. Louisa, the beloved wife of M r. i >k> rt White, Acre, Llararroon-in-Yaie, and eldes- 11 j'<Lt> r of Mr. Evened Mr?. Emma Evany, T t'ocb, LUt'tsir D. 0. (late of Wernol, Bodidr;s, Liatiarraon in Yale), aged 38 years. WILLIAMS—March 17th, the beloved and only child of the K«-v, William Owan Williams, Rossett, near WrexUam, aged 6 reoat-hs. "F.
;w_7 DENBIGH. ("Report of May-Day meeting-on page 7.) Organ recited-An organ recital will be given at the Swan Lane Independent chapel on Good Friday next, by Mr. Kéigh- ley, of Leeds, who is one of the foremost or- ganists in the Midland Counties. Gavel Mawr Literary Society.—At the meeting of thisisociety, on Thursday night, Mr. T. Gwynne Jones read a, paper on Hy- wel ap Owen Gwynedd, Prince and Poet.' The êhairwas taken by Mr. Robert Wil- liams. The enlargement of the Asylum.—For the post of clerk of the works in connection with the above, there were over one hundred applicants. At a committee held last Tues- day, this number was reduced to six. The final selection will be made next Monday, The Measles Epidemic.—At a special meet- ing of the Nurse committee on Monday after- noon, it was resolved that the District Nurse should, for the time being', put aside her usual duties, and devote her time especially to the cases of measles which are now so prevalent amongst children in the district. Death of a J^oiiagenarian.—Jja^ Thursday, there died at Windsor Terrace, Vale Street, Mr. William Jones. late of Pant Glas Canol. Bont Uehel, and father of our respected townsman, Mr. W. Price Jones, grocer. Mr. Jones had lived to the great age.of 93 years, but his long life had been spent as a good consistent Christian should spend it. He was a deacon with the Calvinistic Metho dists at Bontuchel, for many years, and his labours were alwads acceptable and success- ful. For some years he had lived with his son in this town where he was universally liked. His funeral will take place nest Monday at Rhewl. A plague' of insects.—Last Wednesday morning, the quarrymen at. the Graig were somewhat astonished to see a coat—which ,,orr had been placed on a part of the rock—mov- ing backwards, and forwards. As no human being was inside the coat at the time, its movements were inexplicable. As the best way of solving the question, four of the 'stalwarts' of the quarry approached the moving mystery,' but with due caution. It was soon found out, however, that the coat was not endowed with perpetual mo- tion,' but that it had become inhabited by millions of small black insects. As it was a question of either a plague of insects, or the destruction of the coat, the latter alterna- tive was adopted, and the coat and the in- sects were drowned in the Graig pond, where the coat still remains, but, we hope, cleared of its unwelcome inhabitants. The Baptist Literary Society..—At its week- ly meeting last Tuesday evening, the above society had under consideration the ques tion, Which has the most influence, the Pulpit, the Sunday School, or the Press.' l'he case of the Pulpit was championed by Mr. William Williams, Alderman T. J. ~For tlifj first ela^TPHOTOGRAPHS, go I). & 1\ HUGHES, Photographers, Mold. Clubs, Par- es, Schools, &c., by appointment. Moderate jarges, Hughes took the part of the Sunday School; whilst the Press was looked after by George Williams. Amongst the other speakers were Messrs. Morris Owen, R. H. Jones (lihydyddon), John Williams, Bevis P. Ro- berts, Peter Jones, R. Jones (Trebor Aled), and the chairman, the Rev. B Williams. Liberal Club.The annual meeting of this club was held on Thursday night, Mr. Gee, the president of the club, occupying the chair. The secretary (Mr. William Price), submitted the statement of account, which showed that the financial position of the club is most satisfactory, there being a sub- stantial amount to the credit of the club on the year. A report will appear next week. Local success at the Wrexham Prize Horse sales.—On Wednesday, at Mr. Frank Lloyd's auction mart, in Wrexham, Messrs. Jones and Wynne, coal merchants, of this town, were awarded the first prize for the best pair of horses belonging to a landowner, far- mer, or tradesman, fit for town work. The second prize was awarded to the Earl of Powis. We heartily congratulate Messrs. Jones and Wynne on their success. Denbigh Asylum.—We are informed that a very fine Optical Lantern of the latest im- provement has just bean presented to the above institution, by Mr. S. Waring, of the firm of Messrs. S. J. Waring and Son, Oxford Street, London, at the cost of about £50. The Committee, at their meeting on Mon- day last, adopted a. resolution thanking Air. Waring for his handsome present, which, in the able hands of Dr. Herbert, will, no doubt, contribute greatly to the enjoyment and amusement of the patients. Mr. Waring has recently been staying in the neighbour- hood; and it is very gratifying to find visitors to our well-known Vale of Clvvyd taking an interest in local institutions, and showing it in such a handaome and substan- tial manner.
— «■ BOHOUGII POLICE COURT, FRIDAY, before the Mayor (Mr. W. Mellard), and Mr. E. T. Jones, DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. T. Wynne was summoned by P.C. Salus- bury, for being drunk and disorderly in High Street, on the 27th ult. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 2s. 6d and costs. The same officer charged William Hookes, labourer at Corniwch mawr, Nantglyn, with being drunk in Vale Street on the 25th ult. Superintendent Jones said defendant was a great nuisance when in drink, and caused the children to follow him all over the town. Defendant while pleading guilty said the children would not let him alone. It was a great shame that they were allowed to ill- treat an old man like him. Fined 2s. 6<1. a.nd costs, in default, 7 days imprisonment. A HENLLAN CASE. P.O. Bennetts, IlenlSan, summoned Robert Edwards, a single man living with his sister at Bryn-y-Park, fllenllan, for being drunk in that village on the 27th September last. Mr. Joseph Lloyd (junior), appeared for de- fendant. The information in this case was laid on the 28th September, but the summons was not served until February 22nd, as defen- dant could not be found, P.C. Bennetts said that between six and seven o'clock on Sunday morning, ^eptera! ber 27th, he was, informed that a man ap- parently dead had been found on the road from Henllan to Trefnant. He went to the spot, and found the defendant, H was lying on the road side, and was asleep. He was in a most filthy condition. Witness awoke him-, and defendant then, went away. Cross-examined by Mr. Joseph Lloyd: Defendant bad been previously fined in that court for drunkenness. Between eleven and twelve o'clock on the previous Saturday night, witness saw the defendant in Ijho vil- lage. He bad not been in defendant's com- pany at all on Saturday night, but when he saw him, he advised him to go borne, or he wou Id have to lock him up. The Mayor Was defendant drunk then ? Witness: Yes, he was. He had" a. bottle of whisky in his pocket and offered me a drink. Mr. Lloyd: Don't you know it is your. duty to protect a. man in that condition, and see that he went home ? Witnnss I advised him to leave the vil- liage, and lie did. Mr. Lloyd: If he was drunk, why did you • not lock him up ? Witness He was not incapable. 'In reply to further questions, tlie officer swore that defendant was drunk on Sunday morning. Be had'nt got the bottle ¡of whis- key then. Albert Argent said that when_going to his work on the Sunday morning ui questipn, he saw a man lying on the road side, and informed the police officer of the fact. Ttie man,, who proved to be defendant, was in a beastly, filthy, dirty condition (laughter). Mr Joseph Lloyd said that defendant's case exactly tallied with that put forth by the prosecution. At the time, defendant was under treatment at the hands'of a hei- balist, better known as Doctor y Greeny and was actually on his way to the 'Doctor' that morning. Defendant was in the pre- sence of the police officer fat, on Saturday night, and he (Mr. Lloyd), submitted that be could not be drunk then, because in that case, .it would have been the duty of the officer to lock him up. The fact was, that whilst proceeding 051 his way, defendant be- came ill, and fainted, and whilst in that condition, was found by the officer and the witness. Later in the day he did. proceed to the herbalist, and received a bottle of medicine. He (Mr. Lloyd), should like to know why six months" ha,d been allowed to elapse between the commi'tal of the alleged, offence, and the bearing of the case. P.C. B innetts Defendant could not be found. You might as well look for a nin in a hay stack as find this man. Superintendent Jones said that all the police officers of the division had been ordered to La on the look out for defendant, and that many of tbeoffieers had a duplicate of the summons. When lie was caught, the summons had to be served at two o'clock in the mornmg. The bench considered the case proved, and fined defendant 7s. 6d. and 18s, costs, in de- fault 13 days imprisonment. Mr. Lloyd applied for time to pay the fine. The Mayor: No time, Mr. Lloyd. The police had great d'uiiculty ^r-V him I this time. The fine was paid.
ANOTHER OUTBREAK OF FIRE About a. quarter to twelve to-day (Friday), an alarm of lire was raised. The outbreak had occured at the establishment of Mrs. Hughes, confectioner, Yale St.; and the tire brigade were in the spot promptly. It was found that the weather board on the lower gable end was ignited, and the brigade speedily over cam6 the Hames This is the third tire which has occured on a Friday in town during fche last few weeks, all three being found in the came parts of the houses. It is believed t. have been caused in the present case by the over heating of a flue,