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-!'*ii■I WELSH MARKETS.
■ WELSH MARKETS. DKSBIGH, March 31—Quotations were as follows:— Freti butter, from 14J to —d per lb; small tubs, 13d to -d per pound large tubs, -d to -d. Beef, 6d to 9d mutton, 1id to 8M lamb, Od to Od VMI, fd to 8d. Eggs, 24 for a Is. Fowls, is Od to it 4id per couple. Ducks, Oa Od to Os Od per couple. Batmeal, 2d per pound. LCAnaBdsr, March 25.—Oats, trom 14s 6d to 16s Oc per quarter; potatoes, from 2s Od to 2s 3d per cwt; fcutter, 15d to -d per Ib wool, 7d to 8d per pound: fowta, So Od to 3s 6d per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 5a Od per ooaple. Young pigs, 16s Od to 21s Od each; fat Pifl* 3Id to 4d per lb. Eggs, 22 to 24 for a Is. lWtlaN, March 29.- Wheat, 9s Od to 9a 6d per hohfcot barley, 7s Oft to 9s Od per hobbet; oats, 6s Od to 7* Am, Butter, fresh, Is 2d to Is 4d per pound aallI battei, lid to 12d per lb. Fowls, 4s Od to, Bs 3d ptm ooaple. Ducks, Ca to Os per couple. Eggs, 20 to 2S for a i a.
DENBIGH. Ihe Asylum.—At a meeting of the Asylum Building Committee on Tuesday, Mr. Law- ton, of Gravesend was appointed clerk of the works at a salary of C3 a week. He is to commence duties on Monday next. The applicants numbered 107. The Indian Famine Fund.-We understand that the Mayor's Fund for the relief of those suffering from famine and pestilence in India, will close on the 10th inst. Those who have not yet subscribed to this most worthy object, will, we hope, do so in time. The May Queen.-The Ladies Committee connected with the May Day Demonstra- tion have selected Miss Enid Humphreys- Roberts as the May Queen for this year. A number of Maids of Honour and children to represent different characters, have also been selected. The National School.-Two teachers from the National School have passed the Queen's Scholarship examination, in the second class, viz., Miss Emily Price, and Mr. John Hughes. Denbigh teachers, it will thus be see!, htve come out well this year in these scholarships examinations. The County Court.—The bi-monthly Coun- ty Court was held last Tuesday. Although there were a large number of plaints en- tered, they were all disposed of by the Re- gistrar—Mr. Gold Ed wards-and His Hon- our, Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd had nothing to do beyond adjudicating on some few judg., ment summonses. Denbigh and the Motor Car.His worship the Mayor (Councillor Mellard) has secured a unique exhibit for May Day, viz., a Motor Car. We feel sure that the advent of the I horseless carriage to the town of Denbigh, will be a most interesting event, and now that it is known, will be looked forward to by a large number of people. A Retreat for Driinkards.-At the next Quarter Session (which will be held at Den- bigh next Friday), Mrs. Dr. Pierce, in con- conjunction was Mr. A. J. Williamson, will ask for a license for Salusbury Place, as a retreat for the reception of Ten Habitual Drunkards, in accordance with the Habitual Drunkards Act, 1879. The Crystal Palace FesUval.—At their weekly practice on Tuesday evening, the members of the Philharmonic Society decided to accept Dr. Joseph Parry's invitation to take part in the Welsh Festival at the Crys- tal Palace on Saturday, the 17th of July next, when Dr. Parry's Cambria' and other selections will be rendered. The choir at the Crystal Palace will number about 2,000. Successes of Board School Teackera.-The result of the Queen's Schelarship Examina- tion held last December was received on Thursday morning. Four teachers under the board sat the examination, and all have gained very successful passes. Two of them, Mr. William Roberts and Miss Margaret E. Williams, have gained first classes, the re- maing two, Mr. William Owen Jones and Miss Lizzie Vaughan gaining 2nd clas- ses. They all deserve the highest praise for securing such high positions. The Llansannan Light Railway Scheme.- A committee consisting of the representa- tives of the County Council, Town Council, and the Llansannan a«d Llannefydd Pa ish Councils met at the Town Hall on Wednes- day to further consider the scheme for the construction of a light railway from Den- bigh to Llansannan. We understand that the plans, &c., have already been prepared by Mr. Porter, the engineer employed bylthe committee to survey the proposed route, and that these will be submitted to the next meeting of the County Council, to be held at Wrexham. Special Police Court.-Thursday, before the Mayor (in the chair), and Mr. E. T. Jones, William Jones (Slanger) was brought up in custody, charged with being drunk and disorderly in Crown Square on the pre- vious day. P.C. Bennets proved the case and the defendant pleaded guilty. Sergeant Cballoner said this was defendant's 89th appearance in court. The Mayor said de- fendant was a regular nuisance in the town, and would now be fined 35s. and 5s. eosts,
PHOTOGRAPHS,—Now is the time to have our Photograph taken. Moderate Charges Clubs, Schools, PertW &c.. by appoistsueiat, D. k A, EvQsm in default one month imprisonment. De- fendant applied for time to pay, but was re- fused. He was subsequently taken te Ruthin. t The Quarter Sessions.—At the Quarter Ses- sion which will be held in this town next Friday, there are already eight prisoners committted for trial, which is an unusually large number. An appeal against a convic- tion for drunkenness, by the Llanrwst magistrates will also be tried. Visit of the Bethtsda Choir.-As our adver- tising columns show, this famous Male Voice choir will visit the town next Monday even- ing, and give a concert at the Drill Hall. The proceeds will be devoted to the strike fund. We sincerely hope that all classes in town and neighbourhood will lend a helping hand on this occasion. Assisting the men does not of necessity pronounce a judgment on the cause of the quarrel. It is a pity that the men should should si ffe from want whatever may be the merits if the question in dispute. There is no doubt b it that the concert, musically will be a, treat. Band of Hope Entertainment.-On Tuesday evening, at the English Chapel Schoolroom, a service of song, entitled C J esica's first prayer,' was rendered by the memt e s of the Band of Hope connected with trie English chapel. The solos, duetts, &c., were taken by Misses Jennie Williams, Sara.h Davie" Annie Done, Annie Jones, Florie Evans, and Master Arthur Evans, and the choruses by the whole of the children (over 30 in num- ber). The Rev. Joseph Evans gave the con- nective readings. The whole performance was conducted by Mrs. Fred Roberts, who had been at great trouble to train the children, as was evidenced by the excellent manner in which the children sang. Miss Wheway presided at the pianoforte. At the close of the meeting, a vote of thanks was cordially passed to Mrs. Fred Roberts and the choir for the capital entertainment given, on the motion of Mr. W. Price Jones, seconded by Mr. John Hughes.
.. THE DENBIGH PROVIDENT BENEFIT…
THE DENBIGH PROVIDENT BENEFIT SOCIETY. ANNUAL MEETING.' THE annual meeting of the above society was held last Saturday evening at the Coun- cil Chamber, Town Hall. Mr. E. A. Tur- nour, one of the trustees, presided, and the attendance included Dr Hughes, Messrs. William Roberts (Beacon's Hill), secretary Abel Anwyl, treasurer, W. Roberts, Park Street; J. Parry Jones (Baner Office); R. G. Jones, W. Robert (Castle Keeper), J. Ro- binson, W Thornton, H D. Roberts, James Hughes, J. L1. Williams,and others. The minutes having been read and signed, the secretary read the following letters of apology:- Gwyn-fryn, Denbigh. 26th March, 1897. Dear Sir, I regret very much being unable to attend the Annual Meeting of the Provident Benefit Society tomorrow evening. I will thank you to explain my absence to the Chairman I am as confident now of the soundness of the basis on which the society was founded, as I was when it was established thirty years ago. Yours faithfully, T. Gold Edwards, Mr. William Roberts. Denbigh. March 26th, 1897. Dear Sir, I regret very much not t. be able to attend the Annual Meeting of the Denbigh Provident Society. I iniended to be present and to ask two or three questions on the accounts. I do not quite understand why the treasurer should keep so much money in his hands-perhaps there may be some good explanation of this, hub it appears to me on the face of it to be rather much. I should also lilce to have explained what the item paid to bank' 935 Os. 7d. includes. It comel in the payments. I hope it is quite understood that I find no fanlt at all with the way the accounts are kept or with the treasurer having 1i0 much in hand, but I think it is a matter for explanation, and if it is found on examination to be inexpedient that the treasurer should have a less,sum in hand then I give way on the point. I think it should be inquired into. Wishing the society every success in the future. I am Yours faithfully, J. P. Lewis. Mr. William Roberts. The Chairman said that he was expected to make a speech, but he was sorry that the duty did not fall on somebody else. He also regretted that there were not more present. He believed in that society, but he did not think that he could say anything better than that trusted friend of the society, Mr. Gold Edwards, had said in the letter that had just been read-that he was as confident in the principles upon which the society was based now, as he was 38 years ago, when it was founded (cheers). The Balanee Sheet was then taken as read, it having been distributed to all the members: The receipts were as follows-- Balance in treasurers hands at the begin- ning of the year, £ 56 15s. Monthly subsrip- tions, £ 152 17s. One year's interest £ 14. Rules, &c. 2s. 3d. Honorary members sub- scriptions E15 17s. 6d. The payments in- cluded Xio to the members own Sick Fund; £13 12s. to the Club Sick Fund; S57 14s. 6d, withdrawals £37 15s. 7d, doctors bill; £12, secretary's salary: L6, treasurers salary R2 8s. Id. miscellaneous; X35 paid into bank, and X65 Is. 7d. remaining in the trea- surer's hands. The Assets of the Society were put down at X898 4s. 8d., with no liabili- ties. The accounts had been audited by Messrs. Ellis Williams and W. James. Mr. Abel A,,iwyl, referring to Mr. Lewis's letter said:—As to the reference made in the letter in connection with me, I should explain that the sum of S37 5s. was received from Trefnant and Henllan at the end of the year, which accounts for the balance being X65 Is. 7d., and that since then on the 8th February this year, I have paid the sum of S30 to the Post Office Savings Bank. As the club is continally increasing, and the demands becoming heavier—in sick pay- ments and withdrawals—I think that you will admit that the sum in my hand, after deducting the £ 37 5s. referred to-viz-X27 16s. 7d. was not more than you reasonable expect in the treasurer's hands to meet the claims made on him continually by the members of the Society. I have occasion- ally to pay as much as £10 and X18 at once, in withdrawals. Mr. W. Roberts (Park Street), moved a, vote of thanks to the Honorary members, and the Honorary Auditors, and in doing so, referred in eulogistic terms to the late Dr. Turnour, and the interest he took in that society.. Mr. J. Parry Jones seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. The Chairman said that he felt that they were under a deep debt of gratitude to the auditors. He had seen the figures, and every item had been ticked, showing how careful they did their work (hear, hear). On the motion of Mr. W. Roberts (Castle), seconded by Mr. H. D. Roberts, Messrs. Williams and James were re-elected audi- tors. The following letter was received from the Actuary X rYlendly Societies dated from the Central Office, 9th March, 1897. ■"■■■» ■« — .íIiL- Sir, Denbigh Provident Sentfit Society. As it ap- pears from the roles that a ralnation return would be more or less inapplicable to bhis So- ciety's operations, snob retara as for the five years ending 31st December, 1896 will not be insisted upon. Your obedient servant, W. Sutton, Actuary. Mr. W. Robert*. Dr. Hughes alloded te the fact that the honorary snbscriptiens were just equal to the sick pay. A vote of thanks to ihe Chairman, pro- posed by Mr. J. LI. Williams, and seconded by Dr. Hughes, terminated the the meet- ing.
-6- SCHOOL. BtlARD MEETING. The monthly meeting of the Bosrd was held on Tuesday, Mr. J. Harrison Jones presiding, and there were also present Messrs. Thomas Roberts (Vice Chairman), William Keepfer, Edward Mills, lev. H. 0. Hughes, and the Rev. H. Humphreys, with the Clerk (Mr. Ie It Reherts). A letter, of apology was read from the Rev. B. Williams The Chairman eongratrilated the Rev. H. 0. Hughes on his recovery from his recent serious illness, and said the members of the Board were, no doubt, glail to see him amongst them once again. A SUGGESTION BY THE BOROUGH MAGISTRATES. A letter was read from Mr. J. Parry Jones, Clerk to the Borough Justices, conveying a re- solution passed by the Bench at a recent sit- ting, suggesting that the School Board should request parents who were summoned for not sending their children to school, to bring the child complained of before the Court to be re- primanded as this might have a better effect than continually fining them. Mr.Thomas Roberts said if the Board thonght it wise to adopt this course, well and good. But it was questionable to him whether any good would result frern it. Moreover, the Board could not compel the parents to do this. The Clerk: Ne, eompalsion cannot be used. The Chairman said that bringing children be- fore an open Conrt to be reprimanded by the Bench ought to have sonae beneficial influence upon them. Mr. Mills said that it would be a most awk- ward thing for the Board to pass a resolution embodying the suggestion of the Bench, and after all to find that the parents did not bring the children to the Conrt. Mr. Thomas Roberts: There is no compul- sion, and, therefore, to pass a resolution will have no effect. The Chairman thought it would not be wise for the Board to refuse the suggestion of the Magistrates. Mr. Thomas Roberts: We have don", every- thing that it is possible to do; yet, some of the parents treat us with eontempt. The letter was allowed to be laid on1 the table. THE USE OF BIBLES IN THE SCHOOLS, THE BI-Ulir«T7Al> DIFFICULTY. The next business on the agenda was a sug- gestion by the Clerk that each of the scholars in Love Lane Boys and Frongoeh Girls Schools be provided with Bibles for school work. In giving his reasons for making the sugges- tion, the Clerk stated that complaints were made to him by Nonconformist parents that the children could not be taught the Bible properly in the schools, unless each child had a copy of the Scriptures before him. When any other lesson, was given them, a book bearing upon the subject of the lesson was provided them, and he ventured to make the suggestion in the first place, to remove any cause of complaint amongst parents, and secondly to enable the children to follow their Scriptural lesson better when read out by the master. Mr. Thomas Roberts said he should like to have a clear understanding OR the meaning of Clerk's suggestion. Did he mean that the Scriptures were simply to be read ? If so, he (Mr. Roberts) was perfectly willing.. At the same time, no question of dogma should be al- lowed to enter into the ieachin. Even the Nonconformist denominations did not take the same view on sneh questions. The Baptists for instance, did not agree with the other Non- conformist bodies mt the subject of baptism. He was quite wiHiag for the Bible to be taught, but not the slightest comment upon it. The Clerk Then, yea cannot teach the Bible at all, sir. Mr. Mills: Dogmas are Not allowed to he taught in school, even now, I take it ? The Clerk No, certainly not. Mr. Mills Then, by granting this request, we cannot do any harm, and we will not injure our friends the Baptists or anybody else. Mr. Thomas Roberts said he did not wish to injure the feelings of any denomination. He was perfectly sineere npon that point. The Clerk then read the resolution passed by the Board some time £ ^o with reference to the religious teaching in the schools. This resolu- tion was to the effect that teachers be requested to include in the list of subjects to be taught in the school, the History of the Jews and Jewish Nation, and Geography and History of Pale- stine, and that when using the Bible, no refer- eace whatever should be made to the doctrines taught therein, except when it was necessary to do so for the discifline and moral teaching of the children. Mr. Thomas Roberts said that this resolution had enlightened him considerably on the sub- ject. The Clerk said it was evident that dogmas could not be taught in the sehools. He had brought the matter forward because several Nonconformists had eomplained to him, stating that they preferred their children to learn the catechism in, the National School than that the teaching of the Bifcle should be neglected in the Board Schools, Mr. Mills said he was very glad that the Clerk had brought this matter forward. He was of opinion that every child in the Denbigh and Henllan Schools should have a Bible each, and not only a Bible, but a Welsh Bible, and when the master gave the lesson, let the children have an opportunity of turning to it, and see that he correctly read it. He would propose that they be supplied with a Welsh copy of the Bible. The Chairman said there were English boys in the sehools, and if all the Bibles supplied were to be Welsh, these hoys could not follow the lessen. Mr. Mills: Then )et pwrely English children have a copy in English. The Chairman was afraid the head teacher could not afford time to give a lesson in both English and Welsh. He was as much a Welsh- man as Mr. Mills, but they ought to look at the question from a practical standpoint. Mr. Mills: But you must bear in mind that Welsh is now taught in the schools. Children must learn Welsh. Welsh ehildren are obliged to learn English; therefore, let the English children learn Welsh, Inasmuch as Welsh is taught in school, I think we should give each child a Welsh Bible. At this time, Mr. Humphreys entered the room, and the Chairman explained to him the nature of the Clerk's suggestion. Mr. Humphreys: Is it meant to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jnbilee? (langhter). Mr. Mills: How many Bibles would be re- quired ? Mr. Thomas I-tobeirtm.- Ten would require about 450. The Clerk: The average attendance in the two schools last year was 334. Of course, you will not require Bibles for the infants. Mr. Humphreys: Tfhe hooks I presume will remain in the schools ? The Clerk Yes, of eoume. Mr. Hughes Does the, head master read the lesson in Welsh or Bnglish T The Clerk: English at prexent, I think. They ;ake it as a reading lessen at the beginning of: ihe school hours. Mr. Humphreys said he was of opinion thai n order to make the lessen intelligible to En- glish children, English Biblee should be pro- rided them. Of conrse, the teacher could give ihe lessen both in Bsg&k and Welsh, bat En à
BIRTHS. t E&UW-March 28th, at Lower Brognallfc, Holywell, the wife of Mr. George Rongley Bailey, of a I ibughter. ¡ Bobo] 30 th, the wife of Mr. William Sodden, Eyrgoed Bach, Llandderfel, of a daughter. DATIlIS Ma.rch 31st, at Upper Summer Hill, Holywell, the wife of, Mr. Robert Davies, of a daughter. HUDES-March 27th, at Wepre, Connah's Qaay, the wife of Mr. Alfred Hughes, of a son. Je*KS March 14ta, at Gflftyn, Connah's Quay, the wife of Mr. Edward Jones, stonemason, of a FAIST—March 26th, the wife cf Mr. William Parry, Wepre, Connah's Quay, of a son. ROSKBTS -March 19th, at 77, Love Lane, Denbigh, the wife of Mr. David Roberts, attendant at the Asylum, of a son. T30MA8—MarchJlTth, at Ithel Cottages, Bagillt, the wife of Mr. Robert Thomas, grocer, Bee Hive, of a son. WILLIAMS 21st, the wife of Mr. Edward Wili lams, 21, Barton Street, Moss Side, Manohester, of a daughter. WILLIAMS -March 26th, at St. Winefride's Terrace, New Road, Holywell, the wife of Mr. Thomas Williams, of a daughter. WYHKE—March 23rd, the wife of Mr. Thomas W- ynle, Mount Pleasant, Film, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. IIo$"WOOD—ROBERTS March 24th, at Wern chapel, by the Rev. R. H. Parry, Nant, Ooedpoeth, Mr. Beaji aria Hop wood, to Miss Ellen Roberts—aoth of Wern. J0NB9—EIJAS—March 29th, at the C. M. chape], Shir- land Road, London, by license, by the Rev. J. Davies, Bontddu, Captiin Owen W. Jones, Cefn- coed, Ohwiiojj, to Miss Eliniibeth Elias, youngest daagher of Mr. Richard Elias, Orompton House, Chwilog, Carnarvot, shire. P,OUBRTS-F,DWAR-DS-March 24th, at the C. M. chapel, Pontir, near Bangor, by the Rev. T. Wil- liams, C, n Bay (C. M.), and O. Evans, Conway (W.¡" the T. C. Roberts, minister of the Wea- leyan Mt iists, Coiwyn Bay, to Miss Edwards, eldest dau, Ger of lr. W. Edwards, Glaainfryn, DEATHS. DAVISS—March 26tb, Mr. William Davies, tailor, Bala, aged 74 years. EDWARDS-March 28th, at Primrose Hill, Connah's Quay, Elizabeth Maria, daughter of the late Mr. John Edwards, pilot, aged 33 years. ETASa—March 25th, at Tyddyn Cottages, Mold, Jane, wife of Mr. Edward Evans, aged 25 years. FlBMmowSE—March 29th, Maria, infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Fieldhouse, Holywell Road, Flint, aged 1 month. Ho#HK8—March 27th, Ellen, the liclovcd child of Mr. William acd Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes, 17, Brookhouse, near Denbigh, aged 13 weeks. HUGHBS-March 28th, Mr. Hugh Hughes, stationer, 8, Market Street, Amiwch, aged 77 years. JSNSs—March 8th, after a long aarl painful illness, Mr. Thomas Jones, CAP Mswr, Cynwyd (late of Nant Hir, Cwmtirmynach, near Bala), aged 35 years. JOYM-March 20th, Mrs. Anne Jones, Fron Fawr ,late of Talybryn), Liannefydd, aged 83 years. Jotras—March 25th, &t Swiss Villa, Mostyn, Miss ,.i, Margaret Jones (daughter of the late Mr. George Jones, Waen Farm, Whitford), aged 58 years. ;gtm--March 26th, at Upper Summer Hill, Holy- well, John, son of Mr. Robert Jones, carter, aged 9 years. Si IBB Mareh 26th, at the Old Toll Gate House, tlreenfield, Holywell, Myfanwy, infant daughter of rir. Theophilus Jotses, aged 18 months. Jf.Ia¡,ch 30th, at Rhydygoleu, Mold, John lfred, infant son of Mr. Robert Jones, aged 4 ears. PA 8T—March 25th, at Holly Bank Villas, Buckley, 'illiam E. B. Austin, infant son of Mr. W. B. Parry, a 194 3 years. PA 'iy-I,tarch 25th, at Plas Llwyd Terrace, Bangor, i Wabeth Margaret, the infant daughter of Mr. John < d Mrs. M. E. Parry. PA>Yr—March 27ti, John, infant son of Mr. John P-rry, Connah's Quay. ftli "tLiL- March 31st, at G wern afield, Mold, William, tv. aut son of Mr. William Powell, aged 11 months. PlU'ARD-March 27th, Mr. David Pritchard, Bryn- h jryd, Tregarth, aged 72 years. It iff —March 28th, after a short illness, Elias O.¡eo. the beloved child of Mr. Richard Thomas and if 4. Gwen Roberts, 83, Henllan Street, Denbigh, ag* i 6 years. Roi 8TO— March 30th, after a short illness, Catherine H«";hes, the beloved child of Mr. William and Mrs. Marta Roberts, 77, Henllan Street, Denbigh (late of Heallau). SDMLA=-March 26th, at 113, Chester Road, Flint, Rath, infant daughter of Mr. Frank Sinclair, aged 9 wouths6 Wmmox Marely 26th, suddenly, at Coed Mawr Lodgf, Greenfield, Holywell, Emma, the beloved wife of Mr. William Watson, coachman, aged 47 yavs. WROmm-M,arch 28th, at Gwernymarl, Northop, Harriett, relict of Mr. Thomas Webster, aged 79 years. WUAJAMB-March 28th. at Dolphin, Milwi, Holywell, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Cornelius Williams, aged 3 years.
CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS. BnUKNGRAU, March 30.—Short supply. of, cattle and sheep to-day, with quiet trade; a fair- Mpply of pigs. Quotations: Beef, 4!<J to 7d per pound mutton, dj to 9|d per lb. Bacon pigs, 9s Od to 9s 3d pm soon; porkers, 98 Od to 9s 2.1 and sows. 6e 4d per score, fl, LONDON. -Hay and Straw. March 30.-Fair sxf^plies, and trade dull at tbe following prices :— Good to prime hay, 60s to 88s Od; inferior to fair, 40s to Sis; good to prime clover, 70s to 94s Od; nferior fair ditto, 5Qs to ft8s.; mixture and sainfoin, 50s Od to 85* Od.; straw, 26s to 40a per load. IcnatQOL—St. John's Market —March 31.—Beef, 514 to Id per lb; mtton, 6d to 9d; veal, 7d to 9d.; frellå butter, If 3d td Is 5d per pound; salt, 12d to lid per Ta.; eggs, 78 4d per 120; potatoes, 9d to lOd per peak. HfU, March 30.—Maoh better show of horned stack, aad rather more business done at fully late prices. Milch cows sold at £ 14 to 218, in-calvers £ 12 to A,O. and grazing steers and heifers 99 to X13 per head. flood show of sheep, and many pens changed hands at 49s. to 44s, each. No pigs at market. BHMUCMHEAD. Agricultural Produce.-March 30. -Hay. old, £3 10s to £4 Os Od per ton ditto, clover, JC4fe to £4 10s Od; straw oat, 92 Os Od to £ 3 0" tfi; taraip, 17s to 20s per ton. SaUreRB, March 30.—There was a decrease in the supply of both cattle and sheep as compared with the last market. Beef experienced a good demand, choice quality made an advance on late prices. 1 The sheep trade was firm, and prices tended in favour if tbe sellers Only a moderate trade for lambs. Cattle, 6d to 7d per lb; sheep, lid to 9id per lb; selvec, ad to 8d per lb. j Dubwn, April 1. —Pritr.0 heifer and ox beef, 56a Od to 63a Od; ditto, second, 50s Od to 55e Od per cwt; I inferior, 42s 6d to 47* 6d per cwt; prime wether mut- ton. 8d to 8N per It); ewe, nd to 8d; choice veal, 9d to led per pound. W&EBHAV, March 29.—There was a good supply •f flbock at to-day's market. and a better trade. Beef made fiid per lb., best bollocks fetching 921 10s per head. Mutton made 9 per lb.; yearling Scotch wethera realising B98 6d each, Veal made 5fd per 10" reariag calves making from 35s to 48s each. There were over 100 dairy cows on offer, and tho best made froa itib to jS18 50 each Barrens realised from Z9 to illieseach. Stote balk fetched £8 10s each. There was a good clearance of pigs at last prices. LMMif, April I.-I,a"ge supply of beasts to-day. were as fallows :—Beef—coarse, 2s 6d to to 6i per 8 lb secondary, 3s Od to 3s lOd prime Uip mm, 4s Od to 4s 2d ditto Scots, be., 4s 2d to 4ai|d; ooarse aad inferior she .p, 4a 4d to 5s 0d; second otHty ditto, 5s. 0d to ie 6d. Supply :-English- Borikh t8i sheq^ 1,520; 46 pigs, 40; &nd srf&M an 10-
THE EUROPEAN POSITION.
THE EUROPEAN POSITION. FROM small beginnings, the greatest o events very often accrue The trouble in the little island of Crete threatens to light a flame in Europe, which may spread into a conflagration that no one but He who I I knows ail can foretell its magnitude. ¡ We still hope that a peacemaker may yet arise, whose words of wisdom will pane-rate the ears of the mighty ones of Europe, and that the terrible evils of war may yet be averted. But there are evils which are infinitely greatereventbantheevils of war. To fight at all is bad, but to fight the battie of the oppressor, to help the mur- derer so that his power to murder might bo extended, and his time prolonged, is entirely repugnant to British feelings, to British hearts, and to all who prefer the doctrines of Christianity, V we must fight, then in heaven's name 1st us fight for the right— fight for a cause, over which we may ven- ture to ask God's blessing. I The present Government seems to have abandoned the traditions of its predecessors, I and plunged into a policy of might is right.' Because tyrannical governments such as those of Russia, Austria, and Ger- many prefer to bo'ster up the fiend who now occupies the throne of Turkey, Great Britain, forsooth must follow suit. All British love of right, all its sense of fair play is to be stifled, and now we must not only submit tamely whan we see our fellow Christians butchered and massacred, but we must supply soldiers and sailors to do- fend the assassin and to punish those whose sole struggle is for liberty. The first is bad enough, the second is intolerable. Where is Lord Salisbury, the pattern Foreign Minister' of the Tories? The foreign policy of this country, in the hands of Lord Salisbury, according to the Tories, was to be a strong policy, with no element of the £ Little England politician anywhere near it. Indeed, there were not wanting Liberals who believed that the Liberal Go vernment was the best as to its home go- vernment but that the Tories—especially under the guidance of Lord Salisbury—were the best controllers of the foreign office. How bitterly the country has been disap- pointed! Lord Salisbury, apparently, has I no policy. He is content to be carried along by the current When he is in his place in the House of Lords, he tells his questioners to get their information from Paris, and now, when every hour intensifies the gravity of the situation, he is taking his ease on the continent. It, is said that he is in bad health. For this we are ex- tremely sorry, but if he is too ill to dis- charge his duties properly, and to stick to his post at a time like this, he should re- sign, and allow some one who is more competent lhan be is to take his place. He is responsible more than any man living for the present serious aspect of affairs, and now when his folly has come home to roust he shuffles off to France rather than face the music. In the eyes of the present Government, whose policy is proclaimed in Paris, and whose foreign secretary is an absentee, it is almost a crime to seek any information. Any warnings given by members of the opposition are treated as nibbling criticism' and monstrous travesties of truth Those who are old enough to remember the dis- cussions preceding the Crimean war, an find many points of similitude between the replies then given to Bright and Cobden, and those given on Monday night and on other occasions to various Liberal members by Messrs. Balfour and Curzon-two of the leading letters in the Tory alphabet. But in the feeling of the country igenerally, there is vast difference now compared to the period preceding the Crimean war. Then although it has since been proved that that war was a huge mistake, the feeling of the country generally was in its favour. Now, the direct contrary is the case. All that is visible of the Government's policy in Ar- menia and Crete is heartily detested by the country, and that fact possibly explains the extreme reluctance of ministers to give any information. The more the present foreign policy of this country is known, the less it is liked, and there is a probability that were the whole known, the feeling of the country- would be such as would not only speedily terminate it, but would also sweep the Go- vernment from off its feet. To keep the country in ignorance is therefore the princi- pal object and only reason of the Govern ment. The accuracy of the replies given by Lord Salisbury—when he is in his place-and by fhe responsible members of his government is, unfortunately, open to very grave doubts. Everybody who read Lord Salisbury's speeches, about a month ago, were under the impression that the Porte should be asked to withdraw its troops from Crete, and that a European Governor should be appointed for that island. But Mr. Curzon coolly said on Monday night, or to be pre- cise, on Tuesday morning, that on the re- commendation of all the Admirals now on the Cretan coast, the Powers were now' con- sidering' this matter! On the 25th Feb- ruary, Lord Salisbury said that Cretan autonomy had been decided upon, and that Turkey, like Greece, was to be made to re- move all the forces. But on March 29th, Mr. Curzon says that these matters 'were at the present moment under the considera- tion of the Powers.' How long is this 4 consideration to last? Will it be delayed until the Greeks and j the Turks have opened fire on one another, ) when, possibly, it will be useless to con < sider the question further? In the mean J time, the European Powers—this most un- I harmonious Concert-are doing their best to aggravate both Cretans and Greeks. No details of the pioposed autonomy are given, and such an ofter cannot therefore but be unpalatable to those whom it most concerns, ] at least until thev know more about it. t Not only is tho proposed antonnaj :94'" V S$r Crete still unexplained, but the Powers show their sympathy with their oppressor by supporting him and shelling them upon the least provocation. Most conlciliatory are these measures! A new danger now looms upon the horizon. When Greece was first communicated with by the European Powers, it showed itself ready to forego a great deal of what it was justly entitled to, for the sake of Crete, and for the sake of peace. The Government of Greece might then have been able to ac- cept terms, which were far from honourable to those who sought to imposa them. Now, those who understand these matters best state that if the Government, and the dynasty of Greece were to accept what they at first offered to accept, they would run a great risk of overthrow from their own subjects. This is a foretaste of the bitter fruit grown by the inhuman and an- Christianlike policy of the European Powers. It is said that Russia is now privately in favour of a Greco-Turkish war. The Rus sian authorities hate Greece, as the one Power in this district which will never be their vassal. Bulgaria, Macedonia, Servia, and other countries may be made subser* vient to Russian rule, but Greece never. Therefore, Russia would not be sorry to see Greece and Turkey at war, as anything that may cripple Greece will benefit Russia. But will the other European nations allow Russia to have all its own way? W e scircely believe it, and what part this country will have to take,—misguided as she is in her foreign policy—nothing but I the future can show. We are in all pro- bability, on the eve of a war, but let us hope and pray that its locale and duration be limited.
"j"r' BY A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD}. I notice that the Denbigh Conservative Association passed a vote of thanks-which also meant approval-to Mr Tudor Howell for his votes and speeches in Parliament. According to the report furnished, the member for Denbigh Boroughs has given complete satisfaction to his supporters. If 80, I am sorry for them, especially for the few Welshmen who are to be found amongst them. Did these loyal Conservatives con- sider, that by passing a vote of confidence in Mr. Tudor Howell, they virtually pas- sed a vote of censure on the other Tory members for Wales, most of whom are more experienced in parliamentary life than Mr. Howelll Major Pryce Jones, M.P-, Sir John Llewelyn, and other Conservative Welsh members have been found in a different lobby to Mr. Howell. They, by their votes and speeches proved that they placed country before even party, but with Mr. Howell, party seems to be everything. I dare say be is a man dear to the heart of the Tory whips, because his vote can always be depended upon. The ideal Tory mem- ber is a man without a touch of political in- dependency, who is always ready to vote as the party dictates. To this class, according to his actions up to the present, Mr. Howell belongs. And the Denbigh Conservatives applaud his conduct. 0 a 0 0 Apparently, Mr. Howell's loyalty to his party has brought about one pleasing result. It has brought to his father a well-deserved promotion. Archdeacon Howell is one of the very few clergymen who are popular with the masses in Wales. For many, many years, he has been the foremost preacher of the Establishment in Wales. He is a Welsh nationalist, a poet of no mean order, and a thoroughly good man, and yet, in spite of all his, and possibly because of them, he was kept under, when other far less deserving were hoisted to high places. He ought to have been a Bishop long ago, but be isn't one yet. Recently, however, his son got into parliament, and now the father is Dean Howell. I do not by any means insinuate that Mr. Tudor Howell asked for his father's promotion, and if he had little blame to him say I, nor that be served his party faithfully with this end in view. But I do say, that what ability, honesty of character, and fitness failed to do, the pre- sence of a son in parliament who is a staunch supporter of the Government has accom- plished. < It is sometimes said that the days of iii. tolerance are over, and that the complaints of Church bigotry and Church tyranny, however true they might be of the past, are not applicable to the present. When a public speaker, or a public writer gives instances of church persecution, he or she is generally met by the stereotyped reply of Oh, this has happened long ago, such things do not occur in our day.' Unfortunately, tyranny is not coniined to the past, nor are the days of persecution over. Tyrannous power, thanks to liberal legislation, has been curtailed considerably of late years, but the ruthless exercise of what remains distinctly emphasizes the fact that the spirit of the Inquisition is as alive as ever it was. An instance of this, although not of a very glaring type, occurred in Denbigh last week. An infant child, whose parents are life-long Nonconformists, died at Brookhouse. They attended the Calvinistic Methodist chapels in the town, and were for all prac- tical purposes citizens of the town of Den- bigh. The usual notice was given to the Rector of Denbigh, that the parents desired the child to be buried at Whitchurch with Nonconformist rites. But Brookhouse hap- pens to be in the parish of Llanrhaiadr, and as the Rector was not legaily bound to allow the request, as it was made by a non- parishioners, he refused it! Of course, I am perfectly well aware that he acted with- in his legal rights, but I am equally aware that the law does not compel him to refuse permission for Nonconformist burial to those outside his own parish. And in this :ase, I must say his action is particularly barsh. The parents live on the border of -he parish of Denbigh, within the borougb4 md within a few hundred yards to the Whitchurch Cemetery. Of course, tkese refusals benefit the Church in one way. rhey tell in the figures quoted by the 3ishop of St. Asaph, when he goes outside hA Principality to speak in defence of the Oblish-d Church in Wales, but I question whether such harsh treatment as this is justified by suck an object. The Denbigh School Board seem to be afraid of tackling the subject of Welsh in schools, in whatever form it may be intro- duced. At the last meeting of the Board, a proposal was made to get bi-lingual Bibles or Testaments for the use of the children in school. It is a remarkable fact that the debate that ensued did notturnon the ques tion whether Bibles should, or should not be bought, but on the question whether they should be bi-lingual or not. Some time ago, a resolution was passed to the effect that Welsh should be employed as a teaching medium in the schools under the Board. The matter was adjourned, because it was stated then, suitable books could not be procured. Now, no member could sav that it was impossible to obtain bi-lingual Bibles and Testaments, but yet this very simple matter is deferred ostensibly to the next meeting, but probably sine die-the only reason given being that the teachers should be consulted. Now, most of the teachers of the Board are my personal friends, and I know them to be both as teachers and in their private capacity, everything that is desirable. But surely, it is the Board that is to rule the teachers, and not the teachers the Board. What is the use of a School Board, if the subjects which may be taught in the school are to be decided by the wish of the teachers ? I venture to assure those members of the Board who on all possible occasions shirk this question, that the rate- payers are watching them, and that their conduct is weighed in the balance. Prefix ing their veiled opposition to Welsh by the words that they are as much Welshmen as anybody' will not do. The ratepayers will see through this. A* man's opinions are more clearly shown by his deeds than by his words. • • • I thiak our Mayor has hit upon a very popular exhibit for May Day. So much has been read about the Motor Cars, that every body is anxious to see one, and no doubt this exhibit alone will draw crowds to tht) town. If the Motor Car can successfully negotiate the streets of Denbigh, it need not be afraid of any place. I do not know whether the Car which is expected will be driven by oil, steam, or electricity, but in any case, it will be worth looking at I wonder bow it would do to I perambulate the boundary' with I That would have been Ancient and Modern Denbigh' with a vengeance.