FATAL ACCIDENT. At the Dolphin Hotel, on Wednesday, the Isf; inst., the County Coroner-Mr. R. Bromley— held an inquest on the body of John Griffiths, aged 67 years, a labourer residing at Buckley, Who died at the Mold Cottage Hospital on the PreviousiSaturday, f rom injuries caused through a fall of clay. Mr. Robert Jones, Manchester House, was foreman of the jury, and there were also present '1l.M. Sub-Inspector of Metaliferous Mines, Mr. O. Jones, and Nurse Judge. Mr. O. Boosie produced plans of the works of Messrs. Catherall and Sons, Limited, Buck ley, where the fatality occurred. Identification of the body by a brother of the deceased having been given, John Row- lands deposed that on the previous Saturday the deceased, Joseph Davison, and himself were working at the clay hole in the works. The deceased was engaged undermining a fall of clay, and witness and Davison were remov- ing the rubbish taken out. One foot had been taken away, and it was considered necessary to 'take away three more feet. Witness had to wheel the rubbish about twenty yards off. On turning round he found the breast of clay had fallen, partially covering the deceased. He Went for the foreman, and on his return, de ceased had been extricated by Davison. Joseph Davison said he was working with the deceased at the time, and described the duties they were engaged in at the clay hole. De. ceased expressed an opinion that the clay above was getting dangerous, adding that he would come down soon. Shortly afterwards the clay Was observed to fall, and deceased and witness ran away. Witness escaped with a slight blow on the back, but Griffiths was caught. He ex- tricated the deceased, who, subsequently, was removed to the Moid Cottage Hospital. William Shepherd Catherall appeared to re- present the Company, and in reply to Mr. JOnefi, said that it was the custom of the dis- trict to get clay by undermining and not by clearing from the top. The Inspector agreed that this was so, and stated this was the second accident from under- lining. Nurse Judge gave evidence as to the death of the deceased, and the jury returned a ver. ict of accidentally killed.'
FLINTSHIRE ASSIZES. MR. JUSTICE DARLING AND THE WELSH LANGUAGE. These assizes were held on Friday at Mold, before Mr. Justice Darling. The judge was ac- companied by Mr. M. A. Ralli, of Rhyl (High Sheriff), and the Rev. D. Edwards, of Rhyl (the sheriff's chaplain)." Sir E. Percy Bates was fore- man of the grand jury. In his charge to the grand jury, his Lordship said there were only the two cases mentioned in the calendar. Referring to the case in which a Midwife was charged with the manslaughter of child about a week old, he said probably they Were aware that for many years people had pro- posed in Parliament that midwives should be obliged to have some sort of qualification, and satisfy some public authority or other they had such qualification, in order they might be regis- tered. If this case did something towards mak ng it impossible for absolutely unskilled and ignorant persons to adopt the profession or busi- ness of a midwife, in which there were so many opportunities by neglect or ignorance to bring opportunities by neglect or ignorance to bring *bout the death of people, the investigation would not have been in vain. NO BILL. In the case mentioned in the calendar in which John Arthur Evans was charged with Publishing a certain defamatory libel concerning John Thomas Daniel Evans, at Rhyl, in Octo- ber last, Mr. Moss, M.P., applied to his lordship that the bills should not be sent to the grand jury. After putting pertain interrogatories to counsel, his Lordship said that on the assurance that these people, who were related, had ar- ranged their differences, and that no money «ad passed or would pass, he would order the recognisances be cancelled. THE CHARGE AGAINST A MIDWIFE. An elderly woman, described as a midwife, na named Jane Parry, 63 years of age, was charged with the manslaughter of Lewis Clay- ton, aged-eight days, by wilful neglect on her Part ills a midwife. The prisoner had been fitted under a coroner's warrant. Mr. Col Williams appeared on behalf of the prose cution, and Mr. Trevor Lloyd defended. laK first witness was Lewis Clayton, farm the Scares, Mostyn, who said that 15 ''he 24th of November last his wife was de- vered of a male child. The prisoner attended \nl 8,8 a nridwife- He saw the child the follow- the It was a weakly child. He asked .Pnsoner if a doctor ought not to be pro-! h* aud she said she did not think it would atrp Vu8e 8.etting a doctor for a child of that! JaTO^!i bef°? ^-child died Pri" cinder-tea 5 P °* m water and some Cross-examined Something might hare bee a given the child when he was out. The prisoner I seemed anxious to do her very best for the child. < His Lordship Have you heard of f cinder tea** before ? Witness: Yes. His Lordship Have you ever drunk it your- self? Witness I cannot remember when I was a baby (laughter). His Lordship: How many children has your wife had? Witness: Seven. His Lordship: Has the prisoner attended your wife previously? Witness: Twice that I knov of. His Lordship Did those children live to grow up ? Witness: They were alive this morning when I left them (laughter). Margaret Clayton, wife of the last witness, said she would rather give her evidence in Welsh. His Lordship It is not a question whether you would rather, but whether you can speak English. There are other people to be con- sidered in the court besides you. You spoke English when you gave evidence before. If you get into any difficulty, and I am satisfied you cannot express yourself properly in English, then an interpreter shall be sworn, but until that happens you give your evidence in English, as you did before. Witness proceeded to give evidence in English. She said she had no milk to give the child her- self. She heard the prisoner say the child seemed as if it would have convulsions. Pri- soner said if the child were christened it would perhaps get on better, and witness got a curate to christen the child. Witness did not see the prisoner attempt to give the child food, except some cinder-tea.' Jane Parry, sister of the previous witness, did not understand English, and the services of an interpreter were requisitioned. His Lordship Did the prisoner say from the first that the case was a hopeless one ?' Witness No; only she could see the child was very bad in convulsions. Asked whether she did not say this when giv- ing evidence before the coroner, witness replied she did not. His Lordship remarked that the witness, ac- cording to the depositions, made this statement before the coroner. Dr. John Owen Jones, of Holywell, said he made an examination of the child, which weighed nearly 5lbs. Judging from its length, the child ought to have weighed from 8 to lOlbs. Had he attended the child, he would have given it milk and water, with a little sugar in it. Dr. Evans, of Holywell, corroborated, saying in his opinion the child died from convulsions, caused by want of food. The counsel for the prosecution and defence having addressed the jury in turn, his Lordship reviewed the evidence, and alluded to the evi- denee of the woman Parry, who was stated on the depositions to have made the remark that prisoner stated the case was from the first a hopeless one. It was difficult, when a person gave evidence in a language which was unknown to him, to test such evidence. It appeared that one of the counsel could not speak Welsh and the other would not (laughter). If a witness could speak the language in which the judge and the counsel addressed the jury, such witness ought to speak that language. If a witness could speak the language with confidence, the witness ought to do so, and if there were any difficulty he should order an interpreter to be sworn.' It was not enough for a witness to say, I would rather speak Welsh.' If a witness could not speak English, that was a good rea- son, and the witness to whom he was referring could not speak English. They were therefore unable to satisfy themselves whether she really did make this remark before the coroner. If she did say it, it would have let a flood of light on the case, and he should advise the jury to be careful before they came to the conclusion that the prisoner did say those words to the witness. The jury were about an hour arriving at a verdict, and ultimately decided the prisoner was not guilty, but was deserving of censure for her conduct. 0 His Lordship said that it was right this in. vestigation should have taken place, and that public notice should be given of the responsi- bilities of midwives. The prisoner was then discharged.
ST. ASAPH. ,>(/ MAGIC LANTERN. A Magic Lantern Entertainment was held at the Girls' SchooJ, at 8 30 p.m., on Monday. The manipulation was done by the Rev. J. D. Jones. TEMPERANCE EXAMINATION. Amongst the successful passes at the above, which was held on the 27th January, we notice the names of Miss Roberts, Roe Gau, in the adult class, together with Mr. Edward Wm. Edwards (at Messrs. Roberts & Co.), and Miss S. C. Williams, Penrhwylfa, in the middle class. The adjudicators being the Rev. Professor J. M. Davies, Bangor; and Rev. E. Jones, Brymbo. TEA PARTY AND MISCELLANEOUS MEETING. The closing of the Night School Season for the winter was kept up with the usual Tea and Meeting, on Thursday, the 9th inst. at the C.M. Schoolroom. The tables were presided over (at 3 p.m.) by the various teachers at the Night and Sunday Schools. The youngsters doing ample justice to the spread laid before them. The meeting, at 6 p.m., was presided over by P. Roberts, Esq., J.P., the founder and principle and suppor- ter of this undenominational religious week- evening school. A lengthy programme of over 40 items was creditably gone through, including of Recitations, Dialogues, Solos, Choruses, Duetts, Glees, Anthem and Spelling Bees. Mr. T. Roberts, Liverpool House, acted as secretary.
COUNTY COURT. The County Court of the St. Asaph and Rhyl district was held at St. Asaph on Friday last, before His Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd and the Registrar, Mr. Oliver George. Over 200 plaints had been entered for this court, but a large number had been settled either before the court day or before the Regis- trar. A KICK AND ITS CONSEQUENCE. John Hampson, Llanerch Cottage, St. Asaph, brough an action against William Evans, con- tractor, St. Asaph, to recover damages for as sault. Mr. Joseph Lloyd, who appe&red for the plaintiff, said the assault arose out of a dispute between the parties as to the defendant's right to cross plaintiff's yatd, and on the day in ques- tion plaintiff flew into a rage because he under- stood that defendant had left the yard gate open. Some high words took place between them, whereupon defendant kicked his client, who was 72 years of age, savagely on the legs, and then knocked him down. The doctor was called in, and plaintiff was confined to the house for five weeks. For those injuries they claimed £5 damages and £1 7s, the doctor's bill. In cross examination by Mr. A. O. Evans, who defended, plaintiff denied that he kicked defendant first. He was not drunk, and ha did not strip and challenge defendant to fight. He was not used to kicking; Cheshire people did not do that sort of thing (laughter). It was only Welsh people that kicked (laughter). Mr. Lloyd: You must not run dpwn Welsh. men (laughter). The Judge: You cannot expect me to sym. pathise with you (laughter). Michael Wynne, St. Asaph, an eye witness of the dispute, said defendant kicked the old man so violently that he fell on the ground. Witness helped him up again. Mrs. Hampson then came yito the yard, and because she spoke I to defendan t he pushed her down. Dr. Lloyd described the injuries, which he said were severe. William Evans, the defendant, said plaintiff kicked him first. He then kicked him back. Mr. Lloyd: With interest, I suppose? Defendant: Not much. He had great pro- vocation, as plaintiff half stripped and wanted to tight him. He also admitted pushing plain- tiff and his wife on the floor, but in self-de- fence. After further evidence, his Honour said de- fendant admitted kicking plaintiff, which of course was wrong. If he was assaulted first, he had his remedy in the court, but plaintiff's conduct was enough to rile anybody. He would show his sense of it by only allowing plaintiff Is. damage, his court fees, and order the doc- tor's bilt to be paid. BREACH OF CONTRACT. Mr. F. J. Gamlin, solicitor, sued Mary Wil- liams, a cook, to recover dEl 8s. 4d., damages for breach of contract. Plaintiff said his wife engaged defendant as cook, at a salary of £ 18 a year. As defendant said she felt rather unwell, it was decided that she was to have a holiday for a week or so, the exact date at which she was to commence her engagement being left open. However, when their old cook had gone, the defendant called on Mrs. Gamlin, and said that as her old mis- tress had offered her more wages, her father wished her to stay where she was. Defendant admitted it was a; dirty trick, but she could not help it. In consequence of the breach of con- tract, plaintiff lost over 30s., through having to pay registry office fees, &c. He brought the case forward as a warning to others. Defendant having admitted the breach of contract, his Honour said the law was quite clear on the point, and affected both parties. If Mr. Gamlin had broken his agreement by getting another servant, then he would have been liable to pay defendant her wages in lieu of notice. He would enter a verdict for the plaintiff.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Friday.—Present:—Messrs. T. Howes Ro- berts (vice-chairman) presiding, Gwilym Parry, Hugh Williams, Joseph Roberts, Denbigh; William Jones, Llanefydd; Owen Owen, Cefn; John Kerfoot, John Vaughan, John Pierce, A. Foulkes, Abergele John Lloyd, Henllan; Thomas Jones, Bylchau; Thomas Lloyd, Tref- nant; R. J. Parry, Bettws; Sir W. G. Wil- liams, Miss Bennett, Mr. Joseph Lloyd, St. Asaph; the Rev. J. Adams, Waen; Messrs. George Williams, Meliden; Robert Davies, Prestatyn; Joseph Jones, Llanddulas; Mrs. Rawlins, Rhuddlan; the Rev. E. T. Davies, Captain Keatinge, Mr. P. Mostyn Williams, Mrs. Percy, Rhyl; and Mr. Charles Gnmsley, clerk. GIFTS TO THE INMATES. The Master reported a visit to the house by Miss Gold Edwards, of Denbigh, who presented gifts of tobacco, tea, and sweets to the inmates Mr. Coxhead, Rhyl, had sent a parcel of papers; and a concert had been gi"en by the Noncon- formist Sunday School Teachers, under the presidency of Mr. John Wil'iams, Fron Felen, Abergele. On the motion of, the Chairman, a cordial vote of thanks was passed to these ladies and gentlemen for their kindness. CALLS IN ARREARS. The Clerk reported that the parishes of Dyserth and Waen were in arrear with calls and, on the motion of Mr. Joseph Lloyd, the Clerk was requested to communicate with the overseers and assistant overseers concerned.
ST. ASAPH (FLINT) RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Friday, when there were present:—Mr. T. Howes Roberts (chairman), Rev. J. Adams (vice-chairman), Sir W. G. Williamis, Miss Ben- nett, Messrs. George Williams, Thomas Mor- gan, Joseph Lloyd, Charles Grimsley (clerk), John Lloyd (road surveyor), George Bell (sanitary surveyor), and Dr. Lloyd Roberts (medical officer of health). WATER SUPPLY FOR TREMEIRCHION. Mr. P. P. Pennant, on behalf of the parish ioners of Tremeirehion, attended the meeting to explain a project for providing a water sup- ply for that village. He said that the Medical Officer of Health had repeatedly called atten- tion to the need of a proper and sufficient water supply for the place. A8 regarded the village, there was no difficulty in getting what was re- quired, but he did not see any way fdr supply- ing the whole of the parish. In fact, the parishioners, as a body, refused to pay for any scheme which would only benefit a few. That was quite natural, and it had therefore been arranged that the people who resided in the village should take the matter in hand. The result was that the owners of property had de. cided to contribute towards a supply for the village. He had written to them on the sub- ject, and they were willing to co-operate, al- though up to the present he had not asked them to place the cash in his hands. That would follow in due course. He believed that there were about 27 houses, and these were owned by about half as many landlords. It was sugges- ted that the supply should be obtained from Mynydd Bychan, where, he understood, at the driest season of the year, there was about five times as much water as would be required. Mr. Bell, the sanitary surveyor, had gone into the matter and prepared plans. The only. matter to be decided had been getting the consent of the landlord of the farm where the spring was situate, and he had approached the owner, with the result that the parishioners had been gran- ted the necessary permission to take the water, provided that the requirements of the farm should be provided for. That was quite natur- al and it had been arranged that tanks should be erected at certain points for the purpose of supplying the farm. It was proposed to ask the Council to do the work, the owners of pro- perty to pay the costs; and for the Council to maintain the works after they were established. He did not think that the cost of that would be a great deal, and suggested that it could be met by the rent or rates received from-persons using the water, who had not contributed to the original cost. He had gone into the matter carefully with Mr. Grimsley, who was certainly an authority on such matters, and he did not think there would be any difficulty in carrying out the proposals. Mr. Joseph Lloyd expressed his pleasure that tie was some probability of the water diffi- cm in at least one parish being settled. The Cou. he thought, could not offer any objec tion lo 'he proposals of Mr. Pennant, but should rilly thank him for what had been done in tu matter. After an < cplanation by the Clerk, the pro- posal was aj< oved. THE C^'M WATER SUPPLY. The Sanitary Surveyor reported that the proposed water supply for Cwm had been sub- mitted to the consideration of the parishioners at a parish meeting, when it was decided to in- form this Council that the parishioners could not approve of the plans in their present form. not approve of the plans in their present form. The meeting was not satisfied with the plan for supplying the Isglan district from a standpipe in the cross roads above Ty Gwyn. It was decided to ask the Council to extend the pipes much further to a point between Tir Hwch and Tyddyn Luke, with a provision for Ty Gwyn and Ty Coch. As an amendment to the plan in the central part of the parish, it was pro- posed that an extension of the pipes be made to the land of Tyddynycell Farm, within a convenient distance of the house. The Parish Council also pointed out to the District Coun- cil that the Criafol side of the parish was ig- nored in the plans. The people in this part suffered seriously in dry weather from want of pure water. As a remedy for this, it was sug- gested that a well be dug somewhere about Ty Newydd, and a pump placed in it. Thesealtera- tions lin, the scheme were approved almost unanimously by the piriah meeting. The Council was of opinion that the village could be supplied from a more convenient source than Ffynnon Rudd—from a well in Bwlch field, which was within a few feet of the highway. In the opinion of the Parish Council, this plan would be less expensive, besides being more convenient to the public. The Parish Council also expressed the opinion that it was the duty of the Vicar to provide the public with water at the built well in his premises A previous vicar had been allowed to enclose the spring well in- side his premises, upon the condition that he should provide the outside well with sufficient water for public use. This was not the first time that a complaint had been made against what the Parish Council considered to be an encroachment upon public rights had been brought before the District Council. A deputation attended from the Cwm Parish Council, and supported the statement contained in the letter. The Chairman remarked that he understood that the Vicar claimed that he was not bound to supply the outside well with water. Mr. Thomas Morgan contended that the public had an undoubted rislit to the water. A former vicar placed the tank outside the well so as to be saved the annoyance of people going so near his house to the other well. If the people had no water in the outside well, they should assert their right to take water from the garden well. Mr. George Williams remarked that he agreed with Mr. Morgan. The Sanitary Inspector explained that there was no water in the outside well at the present time. Having regard to the question of expense, he had prepared what he considered to be the best scheme for Cwm. The whole matter was referred to Committee, which will meet and confer with the Parish Council. THE CILOWEN FOOTBRIDGE. The Chairman stated that agreeably with a resolution passed at the last meeting, he had with the Road Surveyor inspected the Cilowen Footbridge. He was of opinion that the bridge was not as safe as it should be. It appeared to be rotten, and did not have sufficient hold in the ground at the ends. The Highway Surveyor did not consider the bridge worth repairing. He felt that it should have been replaced by a more substantial structure five years ago. It was proposed by the Vice-Chairman, se- conded by Mr. George Williams, and agreed to, that the Surveyor be instructed to furnish an estimate of the cost of replacing the bridge to the next meeting. A DEFECTIVE CULVERT AT BODFARY. Mr. John Hughes, Tynyffordd, Bodfary, wrote complaining of the condition of a water plat near his house; and the Surveyor was, in structed to attend to the matter. ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AT DYSERTH. A letter was read from Mr. John Williams, Rosslyn, Dyserth, in which that gentleman offered to give a yard of land along the whole length of his property at Ochryfoel, Dyserth, for the purpose of widening the road, condi- tionally upon the Council allowing him to build a wall through the common as far as the boun- dary of his field, and also offered to give two or three hundred loads of stones. The Clerk stated that it would benefit the public at large to widen the road at the place mentioned. A sort of give and take arrange- ment was suggested. The Surveyor stated that the representative of Dyserth on that Council was in favour of the proposed arrangement. It was resolved to grant the permission asked for, subject to the Parish Council being agree- able. THE LATE MR. ROBERTS, GEINAS. It was formally reported that Mr. Roberts, Geinas, the late representative for Bodfary, was dead, and the seat was declared vacant. THE PROPOSED LIGHT RAILWAY FROM RHYL TO PRESTATYN. It was decided to send a aeputation to appear at the Public Inquiry, to be held at Rhyl, on the 8th inst., with reference to the proposed light railway from Rhyl to Prestatyn and to support the application for an order. MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH'S REPORT. Dr. Lloyd Roberts reported that during February and up to date, eight cases of infec- tious diseases had been received. At Bodfary, six notifications were of scarlet fever, at the Forge. These were in three houses. Stringent orders as to isolation were given, and all child- ren from the Forge were excluded from atten- dance at the National Schools, and the Sunday Schools interested were invited to co-operate in this measure. Two families were in receipt of relief; some members earned their means of livelihood by going out charring, taking in washing, and by selling newspapers. All these were means by which infection could be spread, and it ought to be put a stop to. The Relieving Officer was written to, so that extra relief might be given for all to live. But it was regretted that the Board of Guardians did not make this adequate. The sanitary condition of this part was very unsatisfactory. The backs of most of the houses were dirty and unscavenged. Pigs were kept much too near the houses, in badly constructed styes with undrained floors. The sewage found an exit in an open drain upon the further side of the road. The water supply was got irom the river and from the village well. Nothing had been done to make these proper and sufficient after the representations of the Parish Council. In Dyserth, a case of diphtheria was notified at a house in Gover, Penisa. The case lay in a one roomed straw-thatched cottage. This and the adjoining house should be put under notice against further occupation. In passing through the village of Dyserth, Dr. Roberts stated that he had noticed the very deficient water supply inlmany of the houses on the north-west side of the main road. To these houses water was carried from the road side well near the Wes- leyan chapel, about which a complaint was made by the Parish Council. Apart from the condition of the water, the labour entailed by carrying tins up a steep hill was great; and residents in the part referred to, on being ques- tioned, said that they would willingly pay for the company water, if such was brought to a convenient spot. The chapel well was badly placed on the road side, and under the ground with the chapel house a few yards above it. Soakages from this and other houses above, and the well being a dip well was open to all kinds of contamination. In reply to a question, Dr. Lloyd Roberts said he asked for an order to close the houses refer- red to in his report. The Clerk was desired to communicate with the owner on the subject, and also with the owners of the houses requiring a better water supply, and with the waier company. Mr. Joseph Lloyd, in reference to the Medical Officer's statement as to inadequate relief bein? given at Bodfary, stated that the Guardians had carefully considered the case, and thought they were giving sufficient. Miss Bennett said that six shillings were given in one case, and four in another. The Clerk explained that the Relieving Officer had power to relieve in kind if necessary. The Chairman said that the Medical Officer had absolute discretion in such matters. Dr. Roberts replied that the Council could not expect complete isolation unless the persons requiring it were given enough to live on. THE RHYL REFUSE DEPOT A NUISANCE. The Sanitary Inspector again reported that the refuse depot at Cetndy, floyl, had become a nuisance once more. The Clerk was directed to bring the matter under the notice of the Rhyl Urban District Council. OVERCROWDING AT ST. ASAPH AND RHUDDLAN. The Sanitary Inspector also reported cases of overcrowding in Rhuddlan and St. Asaph and the usual orders were ordered to be issued, in each case.
PETTY SESSIONS. Monday.—Before Dr. Easterby (in the chair), Dr. Davies, Messrs. Peter Roberts,R. C. Enyon, and T. Howes Roberts. LICENSING. On the application of Mr. John A. Lloyd,, an extension of two hours was granted to Mr. Huntington of the Plough Hotel, on the occa- sion of the annual Primrose League. Mr. Lloyd also applied for a temporary authority to sell at the Kinmel Arms, on. be- half of Mr. Robert Jones, and at the Farmers' Arms, Waen, on behalf of Mr. J. Simon Wil- liams. Both were granted. SCHOOL CASES. For neglecting to send their children to school, John Wynne and Edward Jones, both of Church Street, Rhuddlan, were each fined 3s., including costs. A similar penalty was inflicted upon Thomas Davies, Denbigh Road, St. Asaph, for a like offence; while Thomas Ellis, Cornelybwlch, Waen, who did not appear, was fined 4s., the Chairman stating that an extra shilling had been inflicted upon this defendant because he had not obeyed the summons of the court. A case against Samuel Owens, Jones' Square, for neglecting to send a boy to school, was ad- journed for a month, because the defendant had been fined on previous occasions in respect to the same lad. As it was a question for consi- deration whether the lad should be sent to a reformatory, Mr. Charles Grimsley, clerk to the School Attendance Committee, was reques- ted to attend the next court, when the case will be decided. INCORRIGIBLE POACHERS. Henry Williams (alias 'Harry Sam') and Joseph Hughes (alias Jo Ponto '), Vale Road, Rhyl, were summoned by Richard Parry, game- keeper, on the Bodrhyddan Estate, for poaching on land in the occupation of Mr. Williams, Cwybr, on the 8th of February. Prosecutor proved seeing the defendants in company with another man hunting with a dog. When he got into the same field, he saw them digging in a rabbit hole. They saw him, and ran away. He followed, and succeeded in catching the two defendants. Hughes, on being searched, was found to have a rabbit in his pos- session. Neither of the defendants appeared, and a long list of previous convictions against them was recorded. Each were fined 91 and 7s. 6s. costs, or in default, 21 days' hard labour. Warrants were issued. SUNDAY POACHING. John Jones, Buchneld Terrace, Rhyl, pleaded guilty to a charge of being on land in the occu- pation of Mr. Evans, Maesgwilym, Rhyl, on Sunday, February 12th. Richard Parry, who proved the case, stated that it was quite a game with the defendant to go poaching on Sundays. Previous convictions of Sunday poaching were recorded against defendant, and he was fined 10s. and 9s. 9d. costs. The mo u ey was paid.
ELECTION OF PARISH COUNCILS. CWM. PARISH MEETING. A Parish Meeting for the election of Parish Councillors, and for other business, was held at I the schoolroom, on the 6th of this month. The following gentlemen were nominated.for election and declared duly elected :-Messrs. William Davies, Marian Bach John Denman, Tai Marian; Henry Denson, Plasau; Robert J. Jones, Ty'nycoed; William Morgan, T Newydd; Samuel Jones, Hebron Cottage, and Thomas Williams, Terfyn. The new Council will be composed of three old members and four new members, viz.:— Davies, Denson, S. Jones, and Morgan. The meeting was very thinly attended, and much difficulty was evinced to get the required num- ber of nominations. Never was less interest shown in the election of Parish Councillors in this parish before. MOLD. PARISH COUNCIL. The meeting of the parishioners for the rural parish of Mold was held on Monday, when all the old members were re-elected as follows:- Argoed East.-Mesus. William Davies,[Owen Jones. Argoed West.—Messrs. P. B. Davies-Cooke, C. P. Morgan, and William Hopwood. Broncoed.—Major Edward Lloyd and Mr. Henry Parry. Gwernaffield. -Messrs. John Rich, Edward Davies, and John Goodwin. Leeswo od. -The Rev. Ebenezer Bithel, Messrs. Charles Lewis, Thomas Jones, Edward Anwyl Prydderch, and Robert Davies. CAERWYS. PARISH MEETING. The annual Parish Meeting for the election of Parish Councillors took place on Monday night at the National Schoolroom, Mr.William Matthews (D.C.) presiding. There was but a small attendance. The new Board is composed of the same gen- tlemen as the old Board, with the exception of Mr. Richard Edwards, whose place is filled by Mr. Edward Angel, Bodhyfryd. — LLANSANNAN. PARISH COUNCIL. The election of Parish Councillors took place at a Parish Meeting, held in the National Schoolroom, on Monday evening last, when, by the show of hands, the following 13 persons were returned:—Messrs. Evan Evans, Allt Ddu; John Evans, Penhwylfa T. C. Mortimer; Owen Owens, Allt Ddu David Roberts, Shop the Rev. R. Williams, Tanyfron Messrs. James Davies, Nantmerddyn R. M. Roberts, Hwlffordd; the Rev. R. Ellis, Ll. D. Messrs. Morris Jones, Arllwyd; E. P. Davies, Efail Ucha Samuel Evans, Fforest; and Thomas Lloyd, Pendre. The chair was filed by Mr. Morris, Lletty. Chairman of the Parish Coun- cil. He was assisted in the counting of the votes by Mr. Evan Roberts, Plas Isaf, Clerk to the Parish Council. No poll was demanded and the above were declared elected. LLANDDULAS. PARISH MEETING. The annual Parish Meeting was held at the Boys' Schoolroom last Monday, the 6th inst. Mr. W. F. Jones, the Chairman of the Parish Council, said that the business of the meeting was to elect Parish Councillors, and as he was a candidate, he would, therefore, call upon the meeting to elect a Chairman, and Mr. B. H. Jones, schoolmaster, was unanimously elected. The nomination papers were handed to him which he scrutinized and found to be valid, but as there was a deficiency of two to make the total number of Councillors required he gave an opportunity for two more nomination papers to be handed in. Also a further opportunity for candidates to withdraw was given, but as there were no withdrawals the Chairman read the names of the candidates to the meeting, which were as follows William Francis Jones, Caersalem House; Peter Jones, Quarry View John Jones, Craig- dulas; Arthur Bowes Elliott, Tanyrallt Hall; Thomas Benjamin Williams, Taidulas David Davies, Ty'nyffordd; Isaac Williams, Yaes-y- don, and they were declared duly elected. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the meeting to a close. TREFNANT. PARISH MEETING. Canon Lewis presided at the Parish Meeting on Monday, and the show of hands resulted in ,the return-of the following members :-Majer Birch, Messrs. John Roberts, J. B Pritchard, Robert Roberts, John Humphrey Jones, Thomas Williams, and Fred Rees. The latter is a new member, he having succeeded to the seat pre- viously held by Mr. William Roberts. il A' meeting of the Council was subsequently held, at which there were present Messrs. John Roberts (in the chair), J. B. Pritchard, and Thomas Williams. The lighting accounts were pas^J, and alighting rate for the ensuing year agreed to. It was also decided to instruct the Clerk to communicate with the Rural Dis- trict Council requesting them to place a finger- post by the railway bridge on the Bodfary and Tremeirehion roads. LLANDYRNOG. PARISH COUNCIL. The election on Monday night resulted as follows:—Robert Owen, farmer (Conservative), 17 votes; Henry Davies, labourer (C.), 16; T. Henry Roberts, farmer (C.), 16; Daniel J. Evans, licensed victualler (L.), 13; Robert Jones, labourer (L.), 13; Owen Jones, labourer (C.), 12; John Jones, carpenter (C.), 12. TREMEIRCHION. PARISH COUNCIL. At the Parish Meeting, held on Monday even- ing, in the National School, the following were elected Parish Councillors for the ensuing year :—Messrs. James Leech, William Roberts, David Jones, P. P. Pennant, Robert Roberts, John Williams Foulkes, John Jones, John Ro- berts, and Thomas Jones The vicar presided, and after the election read out a statement showing the disbursement of the local charities. A vote of thanks was heartily accorded him for his services in the chair. The old Council was composed of nine Conservatives, but the pre- sent is composed of five Liberals and four Con- servatives. ST. ASAPH. PARISH MEETING. This meeting was held on Monday evening, at 8 p.m. On the proposition of Mr. T. Howes Roberts, Bodhaulog, seconded by Dr. Easterby, the chairmanship of the meeting was voted to Mr. Myles R. Partington, junior. Although there were other meetings in the city held the same time, the attendance here proved to be larger than was anticipated. Several of the nomination papers tendered by the Liberal party were invalid, and had it not been for the good graces of the'Conserva- tive nominators, they would haves been left without a seat on the Parish Council. Twenty-three nominees were named for the eleven seats, but through the amalgamating votes of both parties the old Council was re-- elected with the exception that Dr. Davies was substituted instead of Mr. E. B. Luxmore. The voting was as follows :— 1.—Jones, Robert, Probate Officer 45 2.—Jones, John Peter 43 3.-Cleaver, H. A. 42 4.-Lloyd, Dr. 42 5.-Easterby, Dr. 39 6.-Mausbridge, Charles 39 7.-Roberts, T. Howes 38 S.-Davies. Dr. A. E. 37 9.—Jones, John Charles 37 10.—Jones, John 36 U.—Simon, John 8§ Above eleced. 12.—Jones, Henry, butcher ia 13.—Jones, John, butcher 7 14.—Jones, John Morris, Cornel 5 15.-Smallwood, John 5 16.-Joues, John Emryii 4 17.—Jones, Arthur Howell, baker 1 18.—Jones, Hugh, coal dealer 1 19.-Parry, Samuel 1 0 29.-Williams, T. J., High Street 0 The following withdrew their nomination paper in the rooms: Williams, William Morris, butcher; Tomkinson, John Arthur, Chester Street; Owen, Robert, Red Lion. During the ten minutes interval allowed for demanding a poll, Mr.. J. P. Jones proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman for his able conduct, Dr. Easterby seconded, and it was unanimously carried. The meeting terminated upon the Chairman calling attention to the schedule con- taining the names of persons who were benefited during the year from the I Waen Charity,' and informed that anyone wishing to peruse the same may do so upon application to the Clerk.
LLANRWST. THE HIGH SHERIFF OF DENBIGHSHIRE. Colonel Higson has been appointed High Sheriff of the county, and he has appointed Mr. David Jones (of the firm of Messrs Jones and Roberts) Under sheriff. Both appointments ha.ve giveD great satisfaction. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. At 4 a.m. on Monday morning, a destructive fire originated at the Star Vaults, Market Square, and extended to an adjoining shop, occupied by Mr. Morris, baker. The fire brigade and engine were promptly on the spot. and in a short space of time extinguished the fire. The brigade members in this instance are to be highly complimented for the efficient manner in which they carried out their ardous duties.
1t URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The above Council was held at the Board room, at 6 30 p.m. on Friday, March the 3rd. Present, Messrs. W. J. Williams, chairman, W. Hughes, C. T. Allard, E. P. Hughes, W. G. Jones, T. Elias, T. R. Jones, Dr. Owen. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. The minutes of the Fire Brigade, and Sani- tary Committee were also read and confirmed. LLANRWST DRAINS. Mr. Allard moved that the Llanrws Council proceed with the work of extending the Llan. rwst mains only. Mr. Elias seconded. Carried unanimously. A deputation of three viz, the chairman, vice chairman, and Mr. Allard were appointed to meet the Trefriw mill owners. SURVEYOR AND INSPECTOR. Mr. Thomas Elias gave notice that he will move at the next meeting, that the clerk form the agenda, so that the Surveyor and Inspector be relieved as soon as possible from the meeting, as the Surveyor resides about 8 miles from Llanrwst. CYNLLWYD HOUSE. The tenant of Cynllwyd house appeared before the Council, asking them to erect a cow house and a pig-stye for him, and consented te pay an advanced rent of 5 per cent on the oat. Jay. Resolved that this offer be accepted, the Inspector to iraw a rough plan and estimate. LETTERS. A letter was read from Mr. Prees, of the Electric Lighting Co., stating that his boiler is 30 horse power, but that it would not use more water than a 10 h.p would consume. The Surveyor was ordered to note all damages done to the streets by the Electric Co. RE BONT BACH,' STATION ROAD. A letter was read from the County Council re Bont Bach, stating that no resolution had been agreed to, The Clerk was asked to place it again before the Council, intimating the urgency of the same.
THE ELECTION OF CLERK OF THE PEACE FOR DENBIGH- SHIRE. NINE APPLICANTS. We understand that the following gentlemen are applicants for the vacant Clerkship of the Peace for the County of Denbigh Mr. Llewelyn Roe-Browne, Wrexham. LI Caradoc Evans, Salford. Williams, Barrow-in-Furness. „ Seymour Williams, Bristol. E. Foulkes Jones, Llangollen., A. Foulkes-Roberts, Denbigh. Edward Roberts, Ruthin. W. R. Evans, Wrexham. „ R. Humphreys Roberts, Denbigh.
1 A fire occurs in London every six throughout the year.
MO LI). URBAN COUNCIL. The members of the Council, whose time o leflice has just expired, are Councillors W. Wright. J. E. Davies, J. T. Morgans, and Mr. Henry John Roberts. There is also a vacancy en the Council caused by the resignation of Mr. W. Rowe who has left the town. The nomina- tion day has been fixed for the 9th of March, Withdrawals on or before the 14th, and the date .f the election is the 27th instant. MEASLES STILL CONTROL THE SCHOOLS. The school children are having a happy time of it, their six weeks vacation expired on Mon- day, but the Medical Officer has deemed it desirable not to open the schools for another fortnight. The children are glad of the respite but the duties of the teachers will, on the open ing of the schools, be made more onerous in obtaining the full capitulation grant. HOCKEY. The home team were engaged with Llandudno ? en Saturday. The visitors kstarted oft with a rush, and scored within the first five minuteB. Mold did not seem up to their form and were, during the first portion of the game, hard pressed. They, however, managed to equalise, and in the second half by the aid of Dr. Lunt they secured another goal, winning ultimately by two goals to one. For the home players Dr. Lunt, Owen, Gillespie, and E. Jones, were the most prominent. Mr.1 Connah, Rhyl, was referee. THE URBAN COUNCIL. The ordinary meeting was held on Wednesday evening last, at the Town Hall, when the, questions under consideration were—The health of the town, the sewerage farm, Bailey Hill, and the lighting ot the streets. MAY DAY PROCESSION. At a representative meeting held at the Town Hall ..•a Tuesday, it was decided to hold a May Day Procession on the 11th of May next. Mr. H. Lloyd Jones, J.F., was appointed chairman; Mr. T. Price, vice-chairman; and Mr. Lewis E. Lloyd, secretary. COTTAGE HOSPITAL. The annual meeting of the above institution was held at the Hospital on Tuesday last. the Rev. Pool Hughes, vicar, presiding over a good attendance. Mr. IL J. Roberts was appointed a trustee in the place of Ms father, and the officers of the institution were re elected. YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. On Monday, at a special Police Court, Henry Thomas, Milford Street, 18; David Evans, 12; and William Evans, 9; were charged in custody with stealing a quantity of rabbit skins, the property of John Brannan. Evidence having been given, Henry Thomas was seat to prison for 14 days, aDd the two younger prisoners were given the benefit of the First Offenders Act.