WELSH MARKETS. DENBIGH, January 25th.-The attendance was much larger than on the previous Wednesday, and business was brisk. Butter was from Id to 2d per lb higher. Quotations: Wheat, from 9s Od to 9s 3d; barley, 9s Od to 9s 3d; oats, 5s 6d per hobbet. Fresh butter, from Is 4d to Is 5d per Iõ; small tubs, Is Id to Is 2d; large ditto, lOd per lb. Eggs, from 13 to 14 for a Is. Fowls, from 3s 6d to 5s per couple; ducks, 5s Od to 5s 6d per couple. Potatoes, from 5s to 6s per hobbet. Oatmeal, 2d per lb. LLANGEFNI, January 19th.—Oats, from 13s. 6d. to 14s. 6d. per quarter; potatoes, 2s. 3d. to 2s. 6d. per ewt fresh butter, Is 3d per lb; wool, 7d to Hd per Ib fowls, 3s 3d to 3s 9d per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 4s 6d per couple. Eggs, 12 to 14 for a Is. Young pigs, 12s to 16s each; fat pigs, from 3d to 3 per Th. RUTHIN, January 23rd. Prices were as follow:— Wheat, from 9s Od to 9s 6d per hobbet; barley, 8s Od to 9a Od; oats, 5s Od to 6s Od. Fresh butter, from Is 2!d to Is 4d per lib; salt butter, Od to Os Od per Th fowls, 3s to 4s 6d per couple. Ducks, Os Od to Os Od. Eggs, from 12 to 14 for a Is. Bacon pigs, 3d per lb; porkers, 3id; stores, 31cl; and sows, 21d per lb.
THE PORTRAIT OF THE LATE MR. GEE. WE are exceedingly sorry that owing to an accident to the plate, it is impossible for us to present our subscribers this week with the promised portrait of the late Mr. GEE. We hope to be in a position to do so with one of our two next issues.
THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. THE meetings of the Cabinet, and the usual ministerial notices remind us of the opening of Parliament on Tuesday, the 7th Feb- ruary. Some changes will be noticeable in the House of Commons, but these chiefly affect the Opposition. On the Government side, Lord Curzon's place will be occupied by Mr. St. John Brodrick, whose former duties, as under secretary for war, are now taken over by Mr. George Wyndham. These new appointments stand almost alone in the remarkably few changes in the Go- vernment, which practically remains to day as it was formed three and a half years ago. The complications on the front Liberal bench have, on the ether hand, been ag- gravated by further resignations. Sir Wil- liam Harcourt will no longer lead the Opposition, and this change will be the one most marked in the House of Commons, when the session commences. That it will occasion general regret, goes without say- ing, and this is felt the more by Liberals, because there does not seem to be any. adequate cause or explanation for Sir Wm. Harcourt's retirement, and it is to be earnest- ly desired that when he meets his friends that he will yet be induced to re- consider his decision. Mr. Morley's ex- planation leaves the reader unconvinced of the necessity for such a step. Both he and Sir William Harcourt, do not dispute the proposition that the country must be re- solute in maintaining its just rights. Yet they appear to blame the Liberal party for supporting this principle in the recent crises with France. There was nothing in this situation that justifies the charge that a spirit of Jingoism' has penetrated the Liberal party, and indeed the bandying about of such phraseg seems to be but play- ing with the trifles of politics. What the country has come to recognise is, that the dangers of undue concession are not less than the perils of aggression, and with the latter, so far as it rests with us, we have long since, it is hoped, done with. If the nation is more determined upon its rights, it is be- cause they have been repeatedly brushed aside by acts of aggression. If we have extended operations in Africa, it is be- cause nearly half that continent is already closed to our trade by hostile tariffs. The development of modern colonial enterprise by other Powers is a new feature and has to be recognised. The country is, to a large extent, dependent upon its foreign trade, and it cannot afford to see the markets of the world closed against it, without making some effort to compensate for these exclu- sions. This necessity for action and alert- ness may be a matter for regret, but it is scarcely one to moan and groan over as if its recognition were little better than a crime. The new session is, however, likely to be less occupied with foreign affairs than at one time seemed probable. It is taken for granted that Sir Henry Campbell Ban- nerman will be the leader of the Opposi- tion in the House of Commons, and it is hoped that he will not fall into the diffi- culties which overtake men of extreme views. Sir Henry's moderate views upon foreign and domestic questions will divide the Liberal party the least, and it will have confidence in his ability and experience. His success as a leader naturally depends a good deal upon the assistance he is able to obtain from his colleagues, and this is perhaps the more important seeing that Sir Henry has not the reputation of being a hard worker. He has, however, a reputation as a man of equable and amiable temperament. This will, no doubt, be news to some Welshmen, whose only experience of any prominent action of his was his retirement from office on the paltry cordite' adverse vote, which was the immediate cause of the resignation of Lord Rosebery's Government, and the eventual complete overthrow of the party. Why this action is resented is, that the Welsh Disestablishment Bill was then in committee, and that a numerically weak Government werestrugglingto do theirduty. Ecclesiastical matters may give rise to a lively controversy, as may also the London Municipalities Bill, but on the whole it does not seem that party feeling will have great scope this session. Among the measures definitely intimated in ministerial speeches, are those dealing with workmen's dwellings (to facilitate easy acquirement) Secondary Education, Dangerous Trades, and Scottish Private Bill Procedure. All but the first were among the measures of last session, as were also the Food Adulteration Bill, and the Companies Act Amendment Bill, both being subjects which the Government can hardly fail to again take up this year. The Opposition should take up a fighting policy, but it is scarcely possible that we have any serious political warfare during the coming session.
SLINGS AND ARROWS. /r-J" [BY A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. Where is the Ruthin Conservative Club ? What has become of the Churchmen of Ruthin Are they asleep Or are they afraid of testing the Nonconformist strength of the borough ? Monday last was the nomination day for the election of a School Board for the borough. The recent Board was composed of four Nonconformists and three Churchmen. On Monday, five Non- conformists and two Churchmen only were nominated, and consequently they have been elected. This is a clear gain of a seat to the Nonconformists, counting two on a division, and this without a contest This is the stuff of which Ruthin Conservatives -Ruthin Churchmen,—are made of. Had they not better get the Bishop of St. Asaph to give them a lecture? I am in- formed that one of the intended Church candidates, and an old member, forgot all about the nomination day. That may be, but the forgetfulness is a proof of the amount of interest taken by the ex-member in question, in the education of the town. Ruthin Conservatives, as a rule, pride themselves as being beautiful pattern politicians to all the rest of their party. Yet they allow themselves to lose a seat on the School Board, when, according to their leaders, they should give an example to the country, on the proper way of cap- turing a School Board. How are the mighty fallen I must really expect to see the Castle walls crumbling in spite of their Unionist mortar, after this. Surely Mr. Theodore Rouw could not be in his usual health to allow tbisfiasco. e m I am informed that Col. Howard, wh-en engaged in the pleasing duty of presiding over a Primrose League entertainment at Trefnant, indulged in a burst of prophetic utterance. After paying a tribute of res- pect to the sturdy Liberalism of Mr. John Roberts, Plas Heaton, he ventured to pre- dict that in two years time, Mr. Roberts will not be a member of the Denbighshire County Council. Upon what basis, if any, Col. Howard founded his prophecy, I don't know. If one is to judge by the past, Mr. Roberts' seat is safe for him as long as he likes to retain it. It is true that he has had to contest the possession of it on every opportunity, but it is also true that he has won each time. He has kept his seat when other Liberals lost theirs, and although the Tories have tried various candidates, and every possible means, they have not suc- ceeded in getting rid of Mr. Roberts. If I follow in the footsteps of Col. Howard, and try a bit of home-made prophesying myself, I would say that neither Col. Howard nor anybody else can turn Mr. Roberts out. w w 9 m The Denbigh Town Council were cer- tainly in the right when at their last meet- ing they called attention to the accommo- dation, or the want of it, at the Railway Station. Surely, a station in which such a business is done, as in this should be better provided. It is, both in its passenger and in its goods accommodation, a disgrace to the town, and to the company. I have no doubt but the station master and his staff do the best they can under existing circum- stances, and it is not their fault that things are so bad. But I sincerely hope that the strictures of the Council will have some effect in inducing the Railway Company to give to Denbigh a decent station in return for the business they draw out of it.
DENBIGH. A New Invention.-We understand that Mr. George Lewis, Love Lane, has applied for a patent for an invention of a novel character, to be used for propelling vessels at sea. Lecture at Brookhouse.-On Tuesday even- ing, a lecture was delivered at Brookhouse (C.M.), chapel, by the Rev. Hugh Pugh, Aberffraw, the subject being The Revival of 1859., The Rev. Robert Griffiths, Chapel Street, presided over a full audience. South Africa.-A lecture on this subject was delivered at Capel Mawr schoolroom, on Friday evening last, by the Rev. John Owen (C.M.), Mold. Mr. T. J. Williams, J.P., was in the chair, and as usual, filled it to the satisfaction of all. The lecture was an excellent one in every way, and was most interesting. It was delivered under the auspices of the Capel Mawr Literary So- ciety. County Police Court.-Wednesday, before Col. Heaton presiding, and Mr. Owen Wil- liams, David Jones, Llangynhafal, was sum- moned by P.C. Thomas, Llandyrnog, for being drunk and disorderly in Llandyrnog, on the 14th of this month. Defendant did not appear. P.C. Thomas stated that on the 14th of this month, about ten minutes past ten, he saw the defendant in the village, very drunk, and using abominable language. The bench fined him 2s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs, or in default, 7 days. County School Library.-In addition to the subscriptions towards the school Library already acknowledged, the following ladies and gentlemen have sent in contributions —Mrs. and Miss Gee, Bronallt, have sent eight volumes, which will form suitable reading for boys, and which will be much appreciated. Mr. T. Gold Edwards has sub- scribed two guineas, and Mr. A. Foulkes Roberts one guinea. Mr. W. H. Evans, Chirk Shop, contributed a handsome volume descriptive of Palestine, and containing excellent illustrations. Success oj a Denbighite in Lii;erpool.-We have much pleasure in announcing the suc- cess of Mr. J. R. Jones (son of Mr. Edward ¡. Jones, Love Lane of this town), in the tail- oring trade in Liverpool. Previous to leaving Denbigh, he was engaged for many years with Mr. T. J.Williams. Since leaving Denbigh about eight years ago, he served nearly two years in Pentrevoelas as special cutter, and having full charge of the tailor- ing department. He left there with best references possible, to the firm of Messrs. P. Williams and Co., wholesale clothiers, Paradise Street, as a special cutter and patem cutter, and served the firm five years. He left that firm about nineteen months ago for his present situation, viz., Messrs. J. I Peek and Co., wholesale clothiers, 68 and 70, Byron Street, as foreman over many special cutters and lately he was promoted to be superintendent of the whole factory and cutting rooms, where over 200 hands are employed. Through perseverance and at- tention to business, Mr. Jones has risen to the top of the ladder in his trade. This fact might be of some encouragement to the younger fellows of Denbigh to fight on for a better condition in life.
DENBIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL. The course of lessons in elementary cook- ery terminated on Thursday, the number of pupils attending being sixty, Miss Daisy Jones, of the National Training School, London, being the instructress. In connection with the class, a bread- making compatition and prize distribution took place on Thursday night, when four teen of the children competed for prizes given by members of the committee and other friends. Miss Gee, Mrs. James, Mrs. Humphreys Roberts, Miss Davies, Board Schools, Aid. Keepfer, Mr. William Parry, and other friends attended, and kindly undertook the duties of deciding upon the best made loaf. The competition being so very keen, it was decided that all the competitors should receive a prize. The following is a list of competitors, the first six being awarded the first prize, and the last eight the second prizeBeatrice Lloyd Jones, Ada Hughes, Maggie Helsby, Mary Jones, Louisa Miller, Alice Jones, E. Ellen Lloyd, Annie Evans, Annie Lloyd, Maud Williams, Letitia Morris, Florie Faichney, Lizzie Davies, and Minne Batten. Mary Hefan Hughes was also awarded a prize of a cookery book, kindly given by Mrs. Harrison Jones,for the neatest written recipe book, and the instructress highly com- mended her work. Several of the ladies and gentlemen ad. dressed the children, and complimented them upon their work, and the importance and usefulness of being able to make good wholesome bread. The members of the committee acknow- ledged the able manner in which Miss Daisy Jones conducted the class, and highlv com- plimented her upon the spleedid result of her labours. Miss Jones, in returning thanks, bore tes- timony to the attention paid by the pupils to her instruction, and expressed a desire that the children should practice at home, what they had been taught during the course. The children having shown their high ap- preciation of Miss Jones' services in the usual manner, the meeting terminated.
I DENBIGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL OLD BOARDERS' ASSOCIATION. SECOND ANNUAL DINNER. The second annual dinner of the members of the above association took place on Thursday evening, January 19th, at the Crown Hotel, Manchester. Mr. S. Edwards: M.A., president of the association presided over a good and representative gathering of old boarders. Telegrams and letters of regret at being unable to be present were received from Dr. A. G. Goodwin (Liverpool), Dr. F. W. Allkin (Hooley Hill), Messrs. A. Broome and J. B. Wild (Oldham), F.W. A. Duncan, C. R. Lurring, and L. V. Lurring (Dublin), E. White (Ashton-under-Lyne), R. Mountfield, and F. House (Liverpool), F. White, and F. N. Uttley (Manchester), J. E. Boulton (Much Wenlock), J. W. Williamson (Ripon), W. H. Williamson (Bristol), T. Lloyd Jones (Denbigh), and J. Harrison Jones (Mold). At seven o'clock the company sat down to an excellent dinner. The President in proposing the usual loyal toast of The Queen and Royal Family,' re- ferred incidentally to the fact that a former boarder of the Denbigh Grammar School (G. Granville Loch), had recently attained his captaincy in the Royal Scots Guards at an exceptionally early age. The cloth was then removed, and the remainder of the evening was devoted to songs, toasts, and social conversation in which reminiscences of life at the old school found a prominent place. Mr. E. Hopkinson (Newark), in proposing the toast of The Old Boarders Association,' said he had been ably described by the chairman as the 'long distance champion' inasmuch as had travelled the longest dis- tance (90 miles) to be present that evening. He heartily approved of the establishment of the association, and wished it every suc- cess. Mr. A. A. Crabtree (Manchester), in sup- porting the toast, pointed out that the large number of letters received from members unavoidably absent, was proof of their con- tinued interest in the association. Mr. Geo. E. Seville (hon. secretary), in responding to this toast, gave a short history of the association since its com- mencement, and stated that the member- ship for the present year, showed an increase of seven over last year. Referring to the prospects for the coming year, he said that amongst the subjects that would engage the attention of the committee, was the suggest- ion that the association should arrange for an open social evening' or dance-a propo- sal which had been favourably received by many members. Mr. H. W. Stewart (Altrincham), in a humorous speech, gave the toast of The Old School.' Mr. W. G. Rhodes, M.Sc. (Gorton), propo- sing the toast of The Absent Members, ) referred in feeling terms to the loss the association had sustained by the recent decease of one of its most active members I (Mr. J. H. Hampson), and expressed a fervent hope that no names would disappear from the roll during the present year. Mr. W. A. Young (Royton) the hon. trea- surer, proposed The Denbigh Press,' and referred to the uniform courtesy extended to the association by the editors of The Free Press and THE N ORTHW ALES TIMES. Mr. Ivie Mellor (Oldham), chairman of the committee, in proposing 'The President, Mrs. Edwards and family,' said he felt honoured in being chosen to propose what he considered to be the most important toast of the evening. The presence of their president, and former headmaster in the chair that night, gave a sort of distinction to the gathering. He (Mr. Mellor) should always look back upon his six years stay at Denbigh Grammar School with pleasure and with feelings of thankfulness and res- pect towards Mr. Edwards, and he believed he was also expressing the sentiments of all who had had the good fortune to be pupils, of such an able, careful, and hard-working tutor. Since their last dinner, an impor- tant event had taken place in the history of their president-he had, as they were all aware, retired from the headmastership of the Denbigh Grammar and County School, after a period of nearly twenty years arduous work in school teaching. Every one would agree that it was a retirement well and honourably deserved (applause). Mr. Mellor then referred to the presentation made to Mr. and Mrs. Edwards by pupils an colleagues in August last, and the great pleasure he had had in taking part in the proceedings of that memorable day. He concluded by wishing Mr. and Mrs. Edwards and family, long life, health, and happiness in their new home in Manchester, and quoted the couplet— That sunshine may follow them all through life, And peace and comfort free from strife' (applause). Mr. G. E. Seville in responding on behalf of the president, who had to leave the meet- ing before che conclusion of Mr. Mellor's speech, thanked all present, for the cordial manner in which they had received the toast, and added that he was commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, to say that they would be very pleased to see any of their old pupils at Heath Bank, Whittington, whenever they liked to call. In the intervals between the speeches, songs and recitations were given by Messrs. Ivie Mellor, H. Hyde (Ashton-under-Lyne), and A. Kendall (Manchester), also a num- ber of selections upon the Grammaphone by Mr. F. C. H. Hampson (Romiley), all of which were loudly applauded. The singing of Auld Lang Syne,' and the National Anthem, brought a very pleasant and successful gathering to a close.
HENLLAN. -e "¡ /F,r, r, COMPETITIVE MEETINGS. Two competitive meetings were held at Hen- Ilan C.M. chapel on Thursday last. Owing to presure on wr space we are unable to give more than the bare results The afternoon meeting was presided over by Mr. John Roberts, Foxtail. Examinations, over 21, 1st, Miss Jones, Pan- dy, Henllanunder 21, Edward Thomas, Hen- llan, Annie Thomas, and Rhianon Davies,were equal second, 3rd, Robert Thomas. Under 16, Margaret Ann Williams, and Owen Jones, Henllan, equal first; under 13, 1st, Hugh G. Evans, Cross Foxes; 2nd, Sarah Davies, Hen- 11a. under :10, 1st, Mary Roberts, Henllan; Owen Lloyd Hughes, Henllan, and Gwenie Jones, Henllan, equal. Best Pinafore, Miss Nellie Thomas, Henllan. Essay osa Deddf y Sabbath,' 1st, Hugh Hughes, Gwespyr, 2nd, W. Parry, Rhuddlan. Essay on 4 Nodweddion Efengyl Marc,' 1st, Miss James, Nantglyn, W. Parry, Rhuddlan, and Richard Hughes, Cefn Meiriadog, St. Asaph, equal. Singing for children under 12, 'Yi Nefoedd,' 1st, Gwenie Jones, Henllan. Reciting, 'Bob amser ar 01,' 1st, William Davies, Waen Bach, Groes; 2nd, Gwenie Jones, Henllan; 3rd, Annie Williams; an extra prize was given to Nellie Evans, Henllan. Tenor Solo, 'Bradwriaeth y Don,' 1st, W. Davies, Clocaenog, Ruthin. Reciting for children under 14, 1st, Lizzie Jones, Horeb; 2nd, M. A. Williams, Pandy, Henllan. For the best four stanzas on 'Hela'rLlwynog, 1st, Richard HugtSaes, Cefn Meiriadog, St. Asaph. Soprano Solo for children under 16, Neges y j Blodeuyn,' 1st, Miss Mary E. Roberts, St. Asaph. Choir Competition, 'YrHaf,' only one en- tered, viz., Henllan, conducted by Mr. J. LI. tered. viz., Henllan, conducted by Mr. J. LI. Williams, and they were awarded the prize. In the evening, the meeting was presided over by Councillor R. H. Roberts. The fol- lowing were the awards :— Poetry commemorative of the late John Daniel, 1st, Mr. William Jones, Tan y Gyrt; Soprano and Tenor duel;, Miss Jane Owen, Ffynoniau, and Mr. R. Roberts, Rhydyrarian. Duet for children, Annie Jones, Horeb, and sister. Recitation for those under 21, 1st. T. Rn. berts, Mostyn TIcha, Llansannan. Best walking stick, Mr. David Davies, Ochr- y-Bryn, Henllan. Childien's chorus, only one entered, viz., the Henllan choir, and they were awarded the prize. Mr. Thomas Jones conducted. Best pair of stockings, 1st, Mrs. Jones, Nantwnen, Llansanan 2ad, Ann Davies, Tynyflordd, Henllan. Address, Segnrwyr y Cornelau,' 1st, Mr. J. Davies, of the Baner Office, Denbigh. > The Henllan choir conducted by Mr. J. LI. Williams, were the only contestant* on the chorus, 'Worthy is the Lamb,' and they were awarded the prize Pencil Sketch, Evan Ednyfed Jones, Hen- llan, do. older class, John Thomas. Soprano Solo, Mias Jane Owen, Ffynoniau. Recitation, Thomas Roberts, Mostyn TJcha, Llansannan. Baritone Solo, 1st, Mr. Vaughan Williams, Rhydyrarian. Male Voice Choir Competition, two entered, viz., Henilan anJ. Ffynoniau, and the prize was awarded to the latter, conducted by Mr. Caradog Roberts.
FLINT. PRESENTATION. A very interesting presentation was made at the works of the United Alkali Company Limited, on Wednesday last. Mr. W. H. Eaton, who had been clerk for many years, having severed his connection with the com- pany, his friends and wellwishers desirous of showing their appreciation of his services, de- cided on making a presentation to him of a splendid writing-desk and a purse of gold. Mr. F. Ellison occupied the chair in the unavoidable absence of the manager (Mr. Sill), and in a few appropriate remarks called upon Major Dyson to make the presentation. In doing, the Major spoke of the capability and straightforwardness that was characteristic of Mr. Eaton at all times, and wished him prosperity in his new avocation. Mr. Eaton suitably thanked the subscribers for their mark of goodwill. The duties of hon. sec. and treasurer were carried out by Mr. Joseph Wiliiams.
RHYL. POLICE COURT. A DENBIGH GIRL IN TROUBLE. On Thursday morning, before Messrs. S.- Perks and W. Elwy Williams, Anne Jones, aged 17, a domestic servant hailing from Denbigh, was brought up in custody, charged with stealing a quantity of underclothing, the property of Anne Connelly, cook at the Alexandra Hotel, Rhyl. The prosecutrix said that the prisoner had been employed at the hotel as a pantry maid. The clothing produced she indenti- fied as her property, which she valued at 10s. 6d. It was her custom to keep the linen in a locked box in her bedroom. On Sun- day evening she found her box open, and the linen gone. On Monday morning, she told prisoner of her loss; and she re- plied that she knew nothing about them. She spoke to her mistress, and subsequently reported her loss to the police. Rosie Paull, chamber maid at the Alexan- dra Hotel, deposed to finding a pair of stock- ings on Sunday night in the bedroom in which she and the prisoner slept. She went to the drawer because she wanted to take something out, and she found the stockings. The cook told her on Sunday dinner time that she had missed the stockings from the kitchen drawer. On Monday she found the calico nightdress produced in another drawer in the same chest of drawers in the prison- er's bedroom. Agnes Davies, coffee room waitress at the Alexandra Hotel, said that on Thursday, the 19th of January, she saw prisoner- coming down stairs, and going out with a parcel. On Monday night, she asked pri- soner a question in the pantry, as to why she took the things. Prisoner said she only took them for a joke. She told prisoner never to do such a thing again, because she might get into serious trouble. Cross-examined (by prisoner)-It was on a Thursday night she saw prisoner'going out. Prisoner said she was not out on that night. e John William Morgan, pawnbroker, Wel- lington Road, Rhyl, swore that on the 13th of January, prisoner came into his shop and pledged a calico nightdress, chemise, a pair of drawers, and a linen bodice (now pro- duced by Sergt. McWalter), for the sum of one shilling, in the name of Anne Jones, Alexandra Hotel. Prisoner said she wanted the money towards getting a pair of boots. He asked her if the articles were her own property, and she said they were. He had no previous dealings with prisoner, nor had he seen her nrevious to this occasion, nor since, until be identified her at the police station on Monday. Cross-examined—He was quite certain prisoner was the person that pledged the articles at his shop. Sergeant McWalter said that on Monday night, about nine o'clock, he visited the Alexandra kitchen. The prosecutrix com- plained in the presence of prisoner that she believed the accused had stolen the articles produced, which she enumerated, from her box in the bedroom, and a pair of stockings from a drawer in the kitchen. She further stated that the things, must have been taken out of her box during the past fortnight. Prisoner made no remark at all. Until he said to her 'this is rather a serious charge the cook makes against you. Can you explain it.' Prisoner said that she did take the stockings upstairs, and that she found the nightdress under the cook'slpillow. She only did it for 'a lark.' He told her that there were other things missing, where was the lark' about them ? The cook told him. that the box was always locked, and no one, had a right to open it. He then asked pri- soner if she had any keys, and after some- hesitation she handed to him the keys pro- duced. When invited to accompany him upstairs to try the key in the box lock, she refused. He went up with the cook and waitress, and found that prisoner's key would unlock the cook's box, but would not lock it. On Wednesday afternoon he visited the pawnshop of Mr. Morgan's, in Welling- ton road, and found the articles pledged' there. After having them identified, he arrested prisoner at the house of a relative in Gas street. She made no reply to the- charge, and was taken to the police station. In the station he placed the several articles produced separately before prisoner, and charged her with having stolen them during the past fortnight or three weeks. She madf-, no reply. He further charged prisoner with respect to the nightdress and stockings, found in her bedroom, and she said I did take them, but it was only for a bit of fun.' When formally charged, prisoner elected to be tried by their worships, and pleaded; not guilty to taking the things from, the cook's box, but she did take the stock- ing and nightdress up stairs for a bit of fun. She suggested that another person had slept in the cook's room, but the cook denied; that. Prisoner's mother who was in court was. then questioned as to thA antecedents of the girl, and in reply to the chairman, said she would pay the costs of this action, if the girl was leniently dealt with. The Chairman administered a severe caution to the prisoner, and said this was a very serious case against her. He advised her to be very careful in the future. She was then bound over to come up for jndg- ment when called upon.
BIRTHS. GEORGE-January 17th, at Morrison Buildings, Com- meroial Road, London, the wife of Mr. William Henry George (formerly of St, Asaph), of a son. GRIFFITH—January 22nd, the wife of Mr. Baldwin Griffith, Market Street, Ruthin, of a son. MORRIS-January 22nd, the wife of Mr. T. Morris, labourer, Plassay Street, Bala, of a daughter. HUGHES—January 21st, the wife of Mr. William Hughes, Hennessey Terrace, Denbigh, of a daughter —first-born. PlEBCE—January 21st, at Brynyffynnon Terrace, Denbigh, the wife of Mr. John Pierce, labourer, of a daughter. ROBERTS—January 22ad, at the Railway Inn, Den- bigh, the wife of Mr. L. Gough Roberts, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. DAVIES—BLUSDELL—January 22ad, at Mold Parish Church, by the curate. Mr. Edward Davies, of Mold, to Sarah, second daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Blundell, of Maesvdre, Mold. EDWARDs- RICHARrs-January 18th.at theTabernacle chapel, Blaenau Ffestlniog, by the Revs. R. R. Morris and E. Jones Edwards, and before Mr. Daniel Hum- phreys (registrar), Mr. William Edwards, son of Mr. John Edwards, Teilia Bach, Ffestiniog, to Miss Anne Richards, Fronolau, High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog (hota assistant mistress at the Board School, Den- bigb). OWEs-JONEs-January 20th, at the C.M. chapel, Cycwyd, by the Rev. Edward Williams, Mr. David Owen, Tai ucha'n cwm, Cerygydruidion, to Mrs. Jones, Cae mawr, Cynwyd (late of Maesygadfa, Bala). SATTERTHWAITE—PENNANT—January 25th, at Bodfary Church, by the Bishop of St. Asaph, assisted by the t Rev. J. S. Phillips (rector of Bodfary), the Rev. D. Edwards (Tremeirchion), and the Rev. Canon Pen- nant (uncle of the bride), the Rev. Edmund Satter- thwaite, eldest son of the Rev. Charles Satterthwaite, rector of Disley, to Adelaide, youngest daughter of Mr. P. P. Pennant, of Nantlys (chairman of the Flintshire Quarter Sessions). WILLIAMS—Louis—January 3rd. at Brunswick chapel, Rhyl, by the Rev. Rowland Rowlands, Mr. J. R. Williams, Salem, Corwen, to Miss Sarah Louis, Isglan Terrace, Towyn, Prestatyn. DEATHS. DAVIES—January 21st, after a short illness, Mr. David Davies, only son of Mr. Rowland Davies, Rhydygethlu, Llandrillo, Corwen, aged 38 years. Deeply regretted by all. DAvIEs-January 23rd. Mr. James Davies (town crier), Mwrog Street, Ruthin. DAVIES-January 22nd, Mr. David Davies, Bron Derfel, Llandderfel, aged 58 years. EVANs-January 24th, Mrs. Jane Evans, the beloved wife of Mr. John Evans, stonemason, Factory Place, Denbigh, after several weeks of severe illness. She left a husband and five sons to mourn her less. The funeral took place last Thursday, at Eglwys Wen. EVANs-January 15th, at the Royal Oak, Llanarmon in Yale, Evan, son of Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Sydney Evans, Pant du, Eryrys, Yale, aged 49 years. EVANs-January 22nd, Mr. Evan Evans, Brynberllan, Cynwyd, aged 86 years. GRIFFITHS—January 21st, at his residence, Tegid Street, Bala. after a long and painfull illness, Mr. Griffith Griffiths, aged 77 years. HALLIWIcLL-Jaunary 25th, after a few days Illness, David, eldest son of Mr. Halliwell, Albert Terrace, foreman at the Railway engine Vhed, Denbigh, aged 12 years. Deceased was out playing on the previous Friday, but on Sunday took to his bed, suffering from incarnation of the bowels. Great sympathy is felt with his sorrowful parents. HUGHEs-January 20th, at Basingwerk Terrace, Green- field, Elizabeth, widow of the late Mr. T. Hughes, blacksmith, aged 79 years. HUGHEs-January 22nd, at the Railway Inn, Green- field, Thomas, son of Mr. Hugh Hughes, aged 27 years. HUGHEs-January 23rd, at 80, New Street, Mold, Mr. Robert Hughes, aged 74 years. JONES—January 22nd, at Mynydd Isa, Mold, Ellen. widow of the late Mr. John Jones, aged 92 years. JONES—January 24th, at Derwen Cottage, Mold, Jane, widow of the late Mr. James Hughes Jones, aged 85 years. MARTIN—January 21st, at Swan Street, Flint, Eva, infant daughter of Mr. Enoch Martin, aged 3 months. OWEN—January 16th, at Ty'nymaen, Llanfair-yn. Nghornwy, after a long illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Owen, widow of the late Mr. William Owen, aged 79 years. PARRY—January 20th, at Totty's Row, Bagillt, Jane. E. Parry, the beloved wife of Mr. Hugh Parry, aged 52 years. PARRY-January 25th, at Chapel Street, Caerwys, Mr. William Farry, grocer and car proprietor, aged 58 years. PUGH—January 22nd, Mr. David Pugh, Blaenlliw, Llanuwohllyn, aged 70 years. REES—January 19th, at Holly Bank, Birkenhead, Mr. Griffith Rees, aged 64 years. ROBERTS—January 21st, at Llanrhydd Street, Ruthin, Mr. Isaac Roberts, aged 32 years. ROGERS—January 12th, at Mynydd Bychan, New Brighton, near Mold, Mr. Edward Rogers, aged 79 years. ROWLANDS—January 21st, Mrs. Elizabeth Rowlands, Tyddyn Phylip, near Bala, aged 73 years. WILCocK-January 16th, at Eaton Place, Leeswood, Mold, Lucas, infant son of Mr. William Wilcock, aged 12 weeks.
CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS. BIRKENHEAD.—Agricultural Produce. -January 24. — Hay, old, £ 2 10s to £ 3 per ton; old clover, £ 3 to £ 3 15s Od; wheat straw, £ 110s to £ 115a ditto, oat, 21 5a to El 10s; turnips, 91; and manure, 2s to 4s per ton. LONDON.—Agricultural Produce.—January 24th.— Good supplies, and trade quiet at the following prices: —Good to prime hay, from 65s to 82s Od; inferior to fair hay, 45s to 60s; good to prime clover, 70s to 100s; inferior to fair ditto, 50s to 683; mixture and sainfoin, fiOa to 85s: straw. 26a to 38s per load J r"3 LIVERPOOL. Wholesale Vegetable. -Janu""Y 25th.— Potatoes:—Giants, 2s 2d to 2s 4d; main crops, 2s 8d to 3a 2d bruce, 2s 4d to 2s 8d per cwt. Turnips, 8d to lOd per dozen bunches; ditto swedes, Is 3d to Is 6d per cwt; carrots, 2s 9d to 3s 6d per cwt. On- ions, English, 6a od to 7s Od; ditto, foreign, 59 to 5s 6d per cwt. LIVICRPOOL.-St. John's Market.-January 25th.— Beef, 5d to 9d per lb; mutton, 6d to 9d; veal, 7d to 9d; fresh pork, 6d to 8d per lb fresh butter, Is 2d to Is 4d per pound ditto, salt, Is Od to Is 2d per lb; eggs, per 120, 10s 4d. WREXHAM, January 23rd.-There was a fair supply of stock, and a good clearance at the market on Mon- day. Dairy cows made up to E20 12s. 6d. each best beef, 6d. to 61-1. per lb,: bacon pigs, 8s. 6d. to 9s. per score lbs.; aid pork pigs, 10s. per score lbe. The supply of sheep was moderate, which met a ready sale at about late rates. SALFORD, January 24th.-There was rather more beasts and sheep in market than last week. The stock numbered :—beasts, 3,021; sheep, 7,463; calves, 141; and pigs, 84. Prices :—Beef, from 5d to 6^d; sheep, 5d to 8 £ d and calves, from 5|d to 8 £ d per lb. Pigs, 78 3d to 7s 9c per score lbs. BIRMINGHAM, January 26th.-Fair supplies, and fair trade. Hereford cattle, from 6d to 6id; cows and bulls. 4!d to 6d; wether sheep, Hd to 8id; ewes and rams, 5d to 63d per lb. Bacon pigs, 7s 6d to 7s 9d per 20 Ibp; porkets, 9a to 10s; and sows, 5s 6d to 5s 9d per 20 lbs. DUBLIN, January 26tb.-Prime heifer and ox beef, 2s 6d to 50s; top quality, 57s 6d; secondary, 46s to JOe per owt. Prime wether mutton, 6d to 7d; ewe, Sid o 6d coarse sheep, 5d to 5 £ d per lb. Hoggets, aver' ge shipping lots, 36s to 45s each; lambs, 30s to 40s. v eal: choice, 7 £ d to Sid; inferior, 4id to 6!d per lb.
FLOODS IN THE VALE OF CLWYD. PROVIDENCE, no doubt, sends rain upon the earth, and sometimes, as it seems to us, in over-abundance. But at the same time, there are causes which lead to inundations and floods, other than heavy rains, and as far as those causes are remediable, and the floods preventable, it is the duty of all to so arrange matters and things, that the least possible danger is caused by natural and unavoidable causes. Last week the Yale of Clwyd, or the lower portions of it, was flooded to an almost unprecedented extent. Hundreds, if lower portions of it, was flooded to an almost unprecedented extent. Hundreds, if not thousands of acres were covered with j water, and the damage caused must be very considerable. Animals were in several cases swept away, and even human lives were not altogether free from danger. It may be said that all this is on a par with the well-known verdict of juries—'Died from the visitation of God,' but we do not be- lieve in this view of the matter. God sendeth rain upon the earth, but it is man's duty to prepare and order his surroundings in such a manner, that an excess of water will be carried away to its proper receptacle —the sea-without causing but the mini- mum of damage en route. We believe that it is a fact, that floods are caused in the Vale of Clwyd, not so much by the river Clwyd itself as by its tributaries-the Clywedog in particular. These ordinarily small mountain streams are easily filled up when rain comes, and if not attended to, over-flow their banks, and general inundation is the consequence. Over and over again has a note of warn- ing been sounded over the state of the Clywedog near Llanrhaiadr. All authorities agree that it is necessary to clear the bed of the stream, and to deepen it, but the responsibility for doing the work is thrown backwards and forwards from pillar to post, and nothing at all has been done. The District Council referred the matter to the County Council, the County Council refers it back to the District Council; both coun- cils accuse the owners of the surrounding land of not properly attending to their duties. Thus, time is wasted, and nothing whatever has been done. Then comes the heavy rains, and all the farmers of the dis- trict suffer heavily from the floods. It is really astonishing, how difficult it is to get our public bodies to move in a matter of real urgency. If a matter arises which aSects a section only of the members of our Councils, that section takes care that it is kept prominently before the Council until the desired object is achieved. But in a case like this, procrastination is not only the thief of time,' but of property also, and may be of human lives. It is an un- doubted fact that had the bed of the Clyw- edog been cleaned and deepened as it should have been last summer, and other streams been properly attended to, the present flood would have been, if not prevented, very much curtailed. Surely this is a penny wise and a pound foolish policy to pursue. We do not know how much it would have cost to have the ne- cessary work on these streams done, but we have no hesitation in saying that 'it would not have been near the amount of damage caused by this one flood. It is, of course, possible, and even probable, that no amount of labour and forethought would have pre- vented many a meadow from being flooded, but hundreds of acres might have been saved. We hope that the lesson of this season will be taken to heart, and that steps will be taken at once to protect the land, so ( far as it can be protected, from future floods and inundations.
Since the account THE ROBBERY AT written of the above, PARR'S BANK. published in another column was writ- ten, X40,000 worth of the stolen bank notes t have been returned by post.