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DENBIGHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. THESE Sessions were held today (Friday), before a large bench of magistrates. Captain Griffith-Bosccwen, presided, the other magis- trates present being Colonel Mesham (de- puty chairman), the Lord Lieutenant (Colon- el Coruwalhs West), Messrs W. D. W. Griffith, John Briscoe, Sir William Grenville Williams, the Rev. the Warden of Ruthin, Messrs J. W. Lumley, W. T. Rouw, Lieuten- ant Colonel Heaton, E. T. Jones, (Den- bigh), Colonel Howard, W. G. Rigby, Major Birch, J. Thomas, R. H. Venables Kyrke, T. J. Williams, and O. Isgoed Jones. THE GRAND JURY. The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury :—Messrs Ernest Barron (Denbigh), James Buchanan, Samuel Miles Dalton (Denbigh), Thomas William Davies (Denbigh), Stephen Edwards, M. A. (Den- bigh), David Jones (Gfcynfa), Robert Hughes (Crown Hotel), John Jones (Segrwyd), R. Armour Jones, Robert Jones (Abergele), Thomas Jones (Henllan Place), William Arthur Jones, William Leathes, William Littler (Abergele), Edwin Mostyn, William Parry (Denbigh), John Foulkes Roberts (Henllan), John Roberts (Railway Stores), Thomas Jones (PlasCoch), Robert Roberts (Ruthin), Thomas Roberts (High Street), Isaac Williams, and William Williams (Cae Drain). Mr. Stephen Edwards was appointed fore- man of the Grand Jury. THE CHARGE. The chairman in his charge to the Grand Jury, said he was generally able to congra- tulate the Jury on the lightness of the calendar at Quarter Sessions, but he was sorry to say that he was unable to do so on this occasion. There were more prisoners for trial than the average number. He believed the average was about 5, but now they had 8 prisoners, but none of them were charged with offences of very serious com- plextion. Before proceeding to deal with these cases, he should like to make a few remarks with reference to criminal statistics sent him some days ago through the courtes- ey of the Home Secretary these statistics showed the amount of crime committed and prisoners tried between the years 1876 and 1895 throughout the United Kingdom. He only wished, in the present year of Her Gra- cious Majesty's Reign, that the statIstics went further back, say to the year 1837. In the latter year the proportion of criminals to the population was certainly higher than now, but transportation for certain offences had been abolished. In looking back over the last 60 years, nothing struck him more than the amelioration in the conditions under which working classes lived, and also the diminution which had taken place in the number and serious nature of the offences committed in the country. Taking the County of Denbigh into consideration, he found that the average number of persons tried at Quarter Sessions and Assizes were about the same in 1876 and 1895. He thought this a favourable sign, because the popular tion of the county, especially in one portioa of it, had greatly increased. To be able to state that no more prisoners were indicted in 1895 than in 1890 was certainly satisfac- tory at all events. Of course, there was considerable increase in the number of cases dealt with by justices summarily, and this wasfbut natural as regards. cases of larceny and crimes of violence, he was glad to see that the County of Denbigh stood re- markably well compared with other counties, and was much below the average of the English counties, and also the whole of VVales. But as regards crimes against ina. rality and cases of drunkenness, he could not say that Denbigh stood well, or that Wales stood well! in the statistics. It might be I that the vigilance of the police, c., had something to do with the large number of cases of drunkenness: but even allowing this to be the ease, he thought that the County of Denbigh had too much of these cases to its credit. With the extension of education-both elementary and interme- diate, he hoped they would find in the next statistics issued by the Home Secretary, that cases of drunkenness in the County of Den- bigh would have gene down considerably. The Chairman then referred to the calen- dar, and dealt with the cases individually. APPLICATION UNDER THE HABITUAL DRUNKARDS' ACT. Mr. S. Moss said he had an application make on behalf of Alathea Eliza Pierce, widow, and Alex. John Williamson, both of Salisbury Place, Denbigh, for a License for Salisbury Hall, now known as Salisbury Place, situate in Vale Street, Denbigh, as a Retreat for the reception of Ten Male Per- sons being Habitual Drunkards, within the meaning of the Habitual Drunkards' Act, 1879, to be detained and treated as Patients therein. In support of the application, Mr. Moss said that aetiee had been duly served5 under the provisions of the Act, and plans sent in. Mr. Williamson would be the res- ponsiblepresident at the Hall, and he also would be responsible for the management. The medical attendant would be Dr. David Lloyd, of Denbigh. He (Mr. Moss) under- stood there was no opposition to the appli- cation. The Chairman: No, there is no opposi- tion but one of the applicants must reside on the premises, and there must be a me- dical man. Mr. Moss: Yes, sir, Mr. Williamson will reside there, and Dr. David Lloyd will act as medical attendant. The application was granted. THE WELSH UNIVERSITY OFFICES. A memorial was read from the Mayor of Carnarvon, praying the Court to support the claims of that town for the location of the Welsh University Offices. Colonel West said he had already signed the memorial, and considered there was no town in this part of the Principality better suited for the Offices than Carnarvon. But he hoped that whatever was done in the Castle of Carnarvon with respect to this matter would be done in such a way as not to injure that grand old ruin. He moved that the Court approve of the memo- rial, and that it be signed by the Chairman. Colonel Mesham seeonded, and it was carried unanimously. NEW JUSTICES. Sir George Everard Arthur Cay ley, liprt., St. Asaph: Mr. T. Edward Rooper, Ruabon; and Mr. Algernon Potts, Mold, qualified Justices for the County.

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