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CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS.
CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS. BIP, KRIQHEAD. -Agricultural Produce. -January 9. -Hay. old, 23 to X3 5s per ton; ditto, clover, 23 5a to E3 153; straw, wheat, 21 15s; turnips, JE1 6s; and manure, 28 to 4s per ton. LONDON.—Agricultural Produce. -Jan jary 9th.— At Whitecbapel Hay and Straw Market, there were moderate supplies, and trade ruled steady at late rates. Quotations:—Best clover, 85s to 100s; inferior, 60s to 7os; specially picked hay, 87s 6d; good ditto, 70s to 80s; inferior, 45s to 60s: mixture and sainfoin, 50s to 85B; and straw, 25s to 36a per load. LrvERPooL- Wholesale Vegetable. -January 10th.— Potatoes:—Lymn greys, from 2s 9d to 3s 4d giants, 2s 8d to 3s; main crops, 38 6d to 4s 3d; Bruce, 2s lOd to 3s 6d per cwt. Turnips, from 8d to 1Cd per dozen bunches; sweeds, Is 6d to Is 9d per cwt; carrots, 3 9d to 4s 9d per cwt. Onions, English, 6s to 7s; ditto, foreign, 4s to 4s 6d per ewt. LIVERPOOL.-St. John's Market.—January 10th.— Beef, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 6d to 8d veal, 7d to 9d; fresh pork, 7d to 9d per lb; fresh butter, Is 2d to Is 4d per lb salt ditto, la to Is 2d per lb; and eggs, 11s per 120. WREXHAM January 8th.-There was a good supply ef stock of all descriptions in the Smithfield, and trade was brisk, Dairy cows made up to 222 10s., fat bulls up to £ 2115s., and barrens and atirks up S12 5s. each. Beef was in good demand, and the best quality made over 7d. per lb. Mutton and pork met a ready trade at about late rates. A capital clearance was effected. DENBIGH, January 9th.-At the fair, on Tuesday, milking cows sold at from £10 to E15 eash. Very few yearlings on sale, which made B6 to f9. There were no store bullock's. Beef, 6d to 6M. per lb.; prime fat wethers, 7d. to 8d.; and ewes, 6d. There was a great demand for sheep. Calves, 30s. to 84s. each. SALFORD, January 9th.-There was an increase on last week of 414 beasts and 2,739 sheep, the figures being :-bpSl.sts, 2,917; sheep, 8,620; calves, 100; and pigs, 78. Qaotations -beasts, 5d to 7d per lb; sheep, 6d to 8d; calves, 4d to 8d per lb. Quotations for pigs being 7s 2d to 7a 8d per score lbs, BIRMINGHAM, January lIth.-Good supply of beasts and sheep, and fair demand. Herefords, 7J1 per lb; shorthorns, 6Jd 'to 6|d; bulls and cows, to 6d: calves, na: wethers, 8d to Sid; ewes and rams, 5d to 61d per Th. Bacon pigs, 7s 6d to 7s 9d per score tbs; porkets, 9a 6d; and sows, 6s to 6s 4d per score. LONDON, January Ilth.-The supply was quite equal to the demand, and quotations were about the same as last week. 71st to Sat Down wethers, 5s 8d to 5s IQd per 8 lbs; 9st ditto, 5a 4d to 53 8d: lOst half-breds, 59 2d to 58 4d; lOst Down ewes, 3s lOd to 4s; list half-bred ditto, 3s 6d to 3a 8d per 8 lbs. DUBLIN, January ilth.-Prime heifer and ox beef, 55s to 60s per cwt; extra quality, 63s: secondary, 50s to 52;1, Prime wether mutton, 6M to 7id per lb; ewe, 5td to 6id per lb. Hoggets, heavy sorts, 45s to 63a each. House lambs, 36a each. Veal, choice, 7d to 8d per lb; inferior, 5d to 6d.
WELSH FAIRS AND CATTLE MARKETS.
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VOLUNTEERS FOR THE WAR.
VOLUNTEERS FOR THE WAR. THE patriotic enthusiasm of the Yeomanry and V olunteersextends throughout the whole of the country, and furnishes striking proof that the old fighting qualities of the British race still maintain, as strongly as ever. Whether in London, or in the provinces, the chief difficulty has been to sort out the men who have offered themselves, and there has been no difficulty in finding as many marksmen with the additional qualification of being unmarried, as can by any possibili- ty be accepted. The present war, in fact, will always be remembered for the re- markable number of Volunteers who have offered themselves for service, whether in the fighting line or for hospital work, or carrying on some work of mercv attended by all the hardships inseparable from a campaign six thousand miles from home. Many small contingents of the St. John Ambulance Brigade have left London, and a number of provincial towns, en route for South Africa, and the fact that they are non-combatants in no way detracts from the inestimable value of their services. The heroism of the bearers and others who succour the sick and wounded, is already a feature of the war, as it has been of all serious wars in which we have been engaged of late years, whether the enemy has been mainly an epidemic of disease, or man arrayed in arms, or a combination of both. As war becomes more deadly, the position of the non-combatants becomes more and more fraught with peril, but there are no laggards, and the response of many towns has proved that more men than can be ac- cepted are willing to volunteer their aid. For the past week or two there has been remarkable evidence of this fact in the Guildhall in London, where the Lord Mayor and sheriffs attended, with others, and wit- ness the enrolment of men for the city of London Volunteers. The Lord Mayor ad- dressing the recruits on one of these oc, casions, remarked with truth, that that date, the 1st of January, 190°: inaugura ted a new era -in our national history, the men before him having taken upon them- selves, deliberately and voluntarily, the hardihips and dangers incidental to a serious campaign. That perhaps was not the occasion for saying it, but there must have been, also in the minds of many pre- sent, the magnificent response which has been made by the city, and by many out- side its boundaries, to the appeal for funds to equip 4 the Lord Mayor's Own,' and for similar purposes. Some have offered their personal services, others their money, while not a few in various parts of the British Empire have hastened to proffer both. Except among a people of British stock on the other side of the Atlantic, there has been no such spectacle of spontaneous courage and devotion in the history of the world, and if any nation has been foolish enough to think that the British Empire is decrepit, it must surely have been con- vinced by the present demonstration that John Bull has taken a new lease of life. Our appreciation of the readiness of our auxiliary forces to stand shoulder to shoul- ders on the field of battle, with the regular membera of the army, is not to be taken as a proof that we believe in the justice of the war itself. The two things must be kept quite separate.
SLINGS AND ARROWS.
SLINGS AND ARROWS. [BY A FEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. I believe that intelligent Tories, such as Mr. Balfour and other members of the pre- sent cabinet, readily acknowledge that! Liberals have refrained to a remarkable degree, from embarassing the Government! by a too hostile criticsm of its policy in connection with the South African War, but these gentlemen also admit that the loyal support given to the Government, does not indicate a change of opinion amongst many Liberals as to the cause of war, and whether it is a justifiable one or not. I am sorry to see that our provincial Tories cannot adopt the views expressed by those of their own creed, who are immea- surably superior to them in intelligence. Col. West, the erstwhile Liberal member for West Denbighshire, and now one of the most bigoted Tories in that county, thought proper-whilst asking for financial aid for those who volunteered to go out to the war —to pay a gratuitous insult to men who do not believe in the war, although at the same time hd expected their assistance. These are some of his words, He might say, however, that with the exception of a few ignominious cranks, there was a univer- sal opinion among the English, Welsh, Irish, and Scotch people, that the war was a just one, and that it should be carried on to the bitter end.' Col. West's term for thoae he expects to support him in the present instance is 'ignominious cranks.' The rfeanidg of the word 'ignominious,' ac- cording to Webster, isca person marked with ignominy, incurring public disgrace, dishonouruble, shameful.' These are the adjectives which Col. West thinks proper to apply to such men as Mr. John Morley whom, on all intellectual grounds, Col. West is not St to unlace his shoe. The ignominieus c?anks are far more nume- rous than fiol. "VTest seems to think, and it is rather hard, that those to whom ,he ap- plies these disgraoelul adjectives should at the same time be a4ked to contribute to- wards Col. West's schemes. If the response to this appeal is not so general as Colonel West, and thosa who are with c. ni expect most assuredly the fault must lie at tueir own door3. Coj, Howard at f .be same meeting, pro pounded a doctrine which be had no busi- nets to in Z" so called non-political meeting* j' fh s \id that he vrus glad to find that ther* was a ;novw-2Ut fc-o-i '.0 ererj man to serve the Queen at one period or other in his life.' In plain language, Col. Howard rejoices, because he believes con- scription is within measurable distance. I should like to see him coming out to con- test the County of Flint or any other county with this article of faith promi- nently in his address. If that should be the case, the number of votes he would ob- tain would be less by many hundreds than he got on the last occasion. Besides, what a foolish argument this was to use, when seeking funds to equip those who have volunteered for military duties. If it is in- tended that conscription should be a portion of the law of the land, no one will have any inclination to support those who volunteer, because they will have plenty to do to put their own houses in order, and to make ar- rangements for their enforced, absence. a IR a a It seems to me that these Tory gentle- men cannot connect themselves with any movement, without bringing with them their politics. It is time that Liberals should protest against this sort of thing. I venture to say that bad not the Liberals of this country loyally assisted the present Tory Government, this country would have been in a far worse pickle even than it is now, And this is the thanks we get for it! Not only must we, who do not believe in the present war be silent, but we cannot even think that the war is unjust, without being called: ignominious cranks' by Col. West—a remark received with cheers by the other colonels, who seemed to monopo- lise this meeting, I admit that I and others who profess and believe in Libe- ralism, cannot change our mind with that beautiful ease which is so characteristic of Col. West's career. • ■ ■ « Now I should like to make clear the posi- tion of many Liberals in this country, and many in this neighbourhood. We do not believe in the war. We do not think it is a just war. That does not prevent us from feeling for the soldiers which have to take part in this war, whether they believe in it or not. They cannot help themselves, and ought to be encouraged. Further, Liberals are willing, and are doing their best to help the Government to bring this war to a successful issue. Liberals can and do admire those in our midst, and all over the country who volunteer to assist our country in this grave crisis. But because we do all this, and yet do not believe in the war, we are to be du:abod I ignominious cranks by a political renegade like Col. West. Is this the way to preserve and encourage the loyalty of the country ?
DENBIGH. Denbighshire Police Committee.-The quar- terly meeting of the Standing Joint Com- mittee was held at the County Hall at noon to-day (Friday), when several questions were discussed. A, full report will appear next week. Prayer meetings.-Throughout this week, prayer meetings have been held in all the Nonconformist places of worship in the town. The services will also be continued over next week. All other meetings, con- nected with the chapels were, and are to be abandoned for the time being. Football.-On Saturday last, the Denbigh team journeyed to Carnarvon to play in the North Wales Coast League. The weather being bad, the match was abandoned—The Denbigh Reserves played St. Asaph on the same day, at the Howell's School Park. The home team came off victorious by 4 goals to nil. Accident.-A man named Robert Edwards5 who resides in Chapman's Terrace, Vron, met with an unfortunate accident at the New Timber Yard on Wednesday. By some means or other, his hand slipped into the circular saw, with the result that his thumb was cut off, and one or two of his fingeis badly injured. He was at once removed to the Infirmary where his injuries were at- tended to. Temperance.-On Thursday evening, the Church of England Temperance Society held a competitive meeting at the National Schools, when the chair was occupied by Mr. W. Parry Williams, High Street. The awards were Recitation of a portion of the xv chapter of Luke, Miss Mary E. Matthews; reciting a Psalm, W. J. R. Jones; for read- ing a piece without punctuation, Mr. J. Morris Jones (of this office); duet competi- tion, Messrs. E. T. Bartley (Panton Hall), and Christmas Jones solo competition, Mr. J. E. Hughes (junior); for best essay on temperance 1st Edward Hughes, 2nd Lilly Bellamy. The Asylum.—Mr. Richard Jones, after nearly 40 years of approved services as attendant and head attendant at the above institution left on Monday last, on a super- annuation allowance which had been un- animously granted to him by the Committee and by the Councils of the Five Counties in union. We understand that the staff of the Asylum intend presenting Mr Jones with a a suitable memento of his long service there, and the high esteem in which he is held by everybody connected with the institution. Whilst congratulating Mr. Jones upon his well-earned rest, universal regret is ex- pressed at the severance of his connection with the Asylum, where he was most popu- lar, and where he will be sorely missed, not only by the staff, but by the patients of the institution as well. He is succeeded a head attendant by Mr. J. R. Evans, late in charge of the branch at Glanywern. Funeral of the late Air. John Jones.-The funeral of Mr. John Jones, who was in the employ of Messrs. Gee and Son for many j years as groom, to whose death we alluded f last week, took place on Monday, at Rhewl (C.M.) Cemetery. A short service was con- ( ducted at the house before starting, by the ( Rev. R. Griffiths. The principal mourners i were Mr. and Mrs. Paul (son-in-law and i daughter), Mr. and Mrs. Jerman (son-in-law t and daughter), Miss Cissy Jernmn (grand- a aaugnter;, Mr. JOIID JJavies, salford (brother in-law), Mr. Roberts, Broncoed, Mold (brother-in-law), and Mrs. Roberts' Mre.^ L. Jones, Manchester (sister), Mrs! Williams, Brynfiynnon Terrace, Denbigh (cousin), Mrs. Evans, Nerquis (cousin), Mr. W. Jones, Efail Newydd, Ruthin, Mrs. Keepfer, Mrs. Thomas, Vale Street, Mr. D. E. Hughes, and Mr. J. R. Owen, Misses jones, Hen Street Dr. Lloyd, Mr. Howc-1 See, Miss Gee, Mr. rr Gee Williams, and the deceased's Sunday S- hooI Class r. Bodawen, —sight in number-all of Denbigh. The employees at the Banner and x^orfch Wales Times Office, also attended, the office jeing closed for twej hours. The service at he grave was conducted by the Rev. Evan fones, where fiie f, 'qral was met by a argefnumber of friends, family wish o convey their best the :>5 he all kind inquiries and expressions of sympathy. Mr. T. J. Williams had the arrangements of the funeral in his hands.
STABBING AFFRAY IN HENLLAN…
STABBING AFFRAY IN HENLLAN STREET. DESPARATE QUARREL BETWEEN BROTHERS. At a special sitting of the Borough Police Court on Thursday, a man named William Dodd was charged in custody before W. Mellard, with having unlawfully wounded his brother Hugh Dodd, on the previous night in Henllan Street. Superintendent Jones, on behalf of the police, applied for a remand until to-day (Friday), and the application was granted. No evidence was tendered against the prisoner, but we are informed, after making inquiries, that the wounded man only nar- rowly escaped with his life. It appears that between six and seven on Wednes- day evening, the two brothers, who are natives of Rhosllanerchrugog, were eating their supper together in a house in Hilditch Yard, Henllan Street. A quanel ensued, and the prisoner, it appears, picked up some instrument, and struck his brother a violent blow with it in the face, causing a dangerous wound. The knife, or whatever the instru- ment was, cut clean through the cheek, and into the mouth. On being examined by Dr. J. R. Hughes, the latter found that the knife had penetrated close to the main ar- tery. Had the thrust gone a little further, the artery would have been severed, and the man, according to the medical gentleman above named, would have bled to death in a few seconds. The injured man was taken to the Infirmary, where he remains. Ser- geant Farrell, on hearing of the quarrel, went in search of the assailant, and appre hended him. It is said that Hugh Dodd, who is a well known character in the town was perfectly sober when the affray took place. On Friday, the prisoner was committed to the Assizes. A full report of the case will appear next week.
BOROUGH POLICE COURT.
BOROUGH POLICE COURT. Friday (to-day), before the Mayor (Mr. A. Lloyd Jones), in the chair, and Mr. Mellard. THE LATE MRS. BOWDAGE. The following letter was read from Mr. T. W. Bowdage: Cotton Hall, January 3rd, 1900. Dear Sir. Your letter conveying such kind sym- pathy and condolence as expressed in the enclosed resolution, has deeply touched me. Will you kindly convey to the Mayor and my brother magistrates my deep sense of appreciation of their kind thought of me, in this my sad bereavement.' DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES. John Jones, Wern Ucha, Nantglyn, was summoned by Sergt. Farrell for being drunk at the Royal Oak Inn, Denbigh, on Wednesday, the 27th Dec. Mr. A. O. Evans appeared for the defendant who pleaded not guilty. Sergt. Farrell said that at 9.30 p.m. on the day in question, he found the defendant at the Royal Oak in a helpless state of intoxi- cation, and he was lying there on his back. Cross examined by Mr. Evans, the officer said he had not called any witnesses. He did not lock the man up, because he was taken in charge by a friend, and conveyed home in a trap. Mr. Evans commented on the absence of witnesses on the part of the prosecution, and went on to state that the defendant was a man of most eccentric habits. He would sometimes go away from home for days, and would on other occasions sit on a stool or gate for a whole day, and never say a word to anybody. He (Mr. Evans) con- tended that the man was not drunk, and that he had been summoned because he shouted in the street. P.C. Williams (Nantglyn), said that de- fendant was a man of weak intellect, and had caused his relatives and others great trouble. The defendant denied having been found in the state described by the Sergeant. Replying to Sergt. Farrell, defendant said he had been refused drink at Chaloner's Vaults, but in going in, he had stumbled over a stool, and that probably was the cause of his being refused. r The Bench found the defendant guilty, and fined him Is. and 9s 6d. cost. [The Court is proceeding as we go to press.]
DENBIGHSHIRE AND THE WAR.
DENBIGHSHIRE AND THE WAR. THE EQUIPMENT OF VOLUNTEERS. The first of a series of County meetings, convened by the Lord Lieutenant (Col. Corwallis West), to consider the expediency of forming a fund to assist the Welsh Yeo manry and Volunteers proceeding to South Africa, was held at the County Hall, on Tuesday. Col. West presided, and was sup- ported by Lord Mostyn, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire (Col. Higson), Col. Howard (Col. commanding the Denbighshire Hus sars), Col. Wynne Edwards (commanding the 1st V. B. R. W. Fusiliers), Col. Mesham and others. The meeting was well atteaded, and the proceedings were characterised by great enthusiasm. The Chairman, in opening the proceed- ings, said he had felt it his duty, as Lord Lieutenant of the County, to call meetings in different localities to enable the public to show their appreciation of the pluck and public spirit shown by the contingent of Yeomanry and Volunteers who had con- sented to serve in South Africa from Den- bighshire. Lord Mostyn in Flintshire, and Mrs. Howard, the indefatigable wife of the Col. commanding the Denbighshire Yeo- manry Cavalry bad already, he beiieved, obtained a considerable amount in sub- scriptions, but theyihad still the whole of Denbighshire and also Carnarvonshire to get something from, and when this fund was 3tarted, he sincerely hoped that a very sub- stantial sum of money would be realised [hear, hear). This was not the time, or the jeeasion to review the origin of the terrible var now being waged in South Africa, or to eflect upon anybody concerned. What i hey had to do was to meet an emergency- i i very serious emergency in the historv of the Empire. He might say, however, that c with the exception of a few ignominious cranks, there was a universal opinion among the English, Welsh, Irish and Scotch people that the war was a just one, and that it a should be carried on to the bitter end (ap I .plause). Helfeltthat thecountiesof Denbigh, fi Flint, and Carnarvon, should co-operate in r regard to this fund, and he had pleasure in h saying that the Lord Lieutenant of Flint- d shire entirely co-incided with the opinion that the subscriptions collected in that 0 county should be handed over to the fund, d and he hoped that Carnarvonshire would do the same (hear, hear). The company of 01 Volunteers numbering 116 men would be a formed from these three counties, and it w was, therefore, much better that the funds d< raised should be amalgamated, and made tfc into one fund (hear, hear). They were all w aware that the Government equipped these Volunteers, but only did so in the same way as ordinary soldiers. They knew, however, that this volunteer force were made up of men that required a little more than the Government was prepared to give. He therefore hoped that the population of these counties would subscribe heartily to the fund, knowing that all would go towards the comfort of men of their own kith and kin (applause). What he asked was, that everbody in the county should give some- thing, however small the subscription would be (hear, hear). He begged to propose that a County Fund be at once formed to assist the Yeomanry Cavalry, and Volunteers to proceed to South Africa from the Counties of Denbigh, Flint and Carnarvon (applause). The High Sheriff (Col. Higson), in second- ing the motion, said he had a personal knowledge of the seat of war. What our soldiers, and more especially the Volunteers now going out needed were horses—not the type they were accustomed to in England and Wales, but smart active ponies, of about 14 hands high. With the use of these ponies, the Boer sharpshooters could be tackled and fought on their own ground. They should do all they could to send these brave Volunteers to the front fully equipped, and to enable them, on their return, to do away with the twaddle that was usually spoken that they were men who would run away on the approach of an enemy (hear, hear). Col. Howard was then called by the Chairman to explain what was required to be done in order to fully equip the men for their arduous task. Before doiog so, he said that during the time he had been com- manding the Denbighshire Hussars, he had experienced the greatest difficulty in keep ing up the regiment. The men had res- ponded well to the call of duty, and the fault lay at the door of the gentlemen of the country. The same state of things obtained in connection with the Volunteers, and he was glad to find that, there was a movement on foot to compel every man to serve the Queen at one period or other in his life (hear, hear). Having read a letter which he bad received from Lord Valentia, Col. Howard proceeded to say that be had taken upon himself to order 120 saddles for the Yeomanry, which would cost £ 9 10s. each. They also wanted field glasses, compasses, and good boots. They wanted as much money as they could, and he could assure them that it would be properly expended (hear, bear). Col. Wynne Edwards also spoke on the question of equipment. He said they had to go to army contractors for their requisites, and although the actual cost to the Govern- ment of equipping an ordinary soldier was X9, he found that Volunteers could not be equipped under J10 per head, and that was £1 more than the Government allowed them. The men who were now going out were of mature years, and accustomed to the luxuries of life, and it therefore be- hoved them in the county to see that every- thing required by them should be provided (hear, hear). As far as the Volunteers were concerned, they had turned out in the most excellent manner in the county of Denbigh (applause) The motion was put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. Lord Mostyn, who was the next speaker, said that nearly R700 had been collected in the County of Flint in about ten days, the Lord Lieutenant (Mr. H. R. Hughes), head- ing the list with £100 (cheers). Sir W. H. Tate gave £ 60, Mr. J. E:don Bankes £50 (with a promise of another X50 should it be required), Mr. Buddicom X50, Mr. Main- waring X50, Mr. Platt S120, whilst others had promised smaller amounts (hear, hear). He moved the following resolution That Capt. Barker, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, at Wrexham, be appointed Treasurer of the Fund, and that all subscriptions be either paid to him direct or to his account through the North and Sauth Wales Bank, the London and Provincial Bank, and the National and Provincial Bank, and to be instructed to divide all monies received by him between the officers commanding the Denbighshire Hussars and the 3rd Battalion R. W. Fuailiers of Carnarvon, Denbigh and Flint in proportion of S2 per head for all Yeomen, and 21 per head for all Volun- teers.' Col. Mesham seconded, and the motion was also supported by the Mayor of Den- bigh (Mr. A. Ll. Jones), and Mr. T. Williams (late High Sheriff). On being put to the meeting, it was carried with acclamation. Col. Masham said he bad received a letter a day or two ago which showed the spirit of the men who offered their services to the country. He did not know the writer of the note which was as follows '124, Chan- cery Lane, London. Can you get me to the front. Am a good jock and shot. Age 30. Yours faithfully, Thomas Rogers' (hear, hear, and laughter). On the motion of Lord Mostyn, seconded by Col. Howard, a vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the proceedings to an end. A subscription list was then opened and the following amounts promised Col. West X25, Col. Higson X50, Mr. Thos. Williams X21, Col. Mesham Xio, Mr. Stanley Wey- man Sio, Capt. Cole S5, Mr. W. G, Rigby S5, Mr. John Edgar £1 Is.
♦ COUNTY POLICE COURT.
♦ COUNTY POLICE COURT. Wednesday.—Before Mr. W. D. W. Griffiths, (in the chair) and Mr. T. J. Williams. DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHTS Hugh Williams, of the Crown Inn, Llansan- nan, was summoned by P.O. Evan Williams for having driven a team of horses and a cart in the village of Llansannan, on the 30th ult, without lights. Defendant who did not appear, was fined 3s. 6d. and costs. IMPORTANT TO FARMERS, AND OWNERS OF CONVEYANCES. The Chairman said there was another class of offence going on in the County which ought to be stopped. He did not suggest that the offen- ders, in the first instance should be summoned, but the offence was so prevalent that the police would do well to caution the offenders. He referred to the byelaw which required the names of owners to be placed upon their carts &c. Some had not got their names fixed at all, others had it up side down behind the horses' bail, where nobody could see it. The law pro- vided that the names should be put on the right land side of the conveyance, and should also be n letters one inch in size. Supt. Jones said he would see that these ifienderb should be cautioned. DEFRAUDING THE RAILWAY COMPANY. Thomas Jones, an Army Reserve man, re- iding in Llanrhaiadr, was summoned by the jondon and North Western Railway Company or having travelled from Ruthin to Llan- haiadr on the 23rd of November, without aving paid his full fare, and with the intent to efraud. Mr. Fenna, solicitor, Liverpool, prosc-ciited n behalf of the company, and the defendant id not put in an appearance. Mr. Fenna said the case was a very simple tie, and he would preface his remarks upon the ise, by statingjthat the company were troubled great deal by petty frauds of this nature, here only 2d. or 3d. was involved. A great 3ai. of this systen: had been going on, and tore was an impression abroad, that the Rail. ay Company would allow it to pass without any notice. It had become more prevalent, not only in this district, but in others, and the company were determined to press all cases where absolute proof of intent to defraud was forthcoming. In the present case, he would | ask for a substantial fine. On the 23rd of No- vember, the defendant was seen to leave Llan- rhaiadr for Ruthin, and took a single ticket for the journey. He was again seen in the train due at Llanrhaiadr at 4-29. This was on the re- turn journey, and lie was now charged with having travelled from Ruthin to Llanrhaiadr without paying his fare, having been seen in the train and to leave it. The defendant was asked for his ticket by the porter, and after- wards by the relief station-master. Defendant stated more than once that he did not come by train, and therefore it might be inferred that there was an intention to avoid payment. He stuck to his statement for a considerable time, but on being remonstrated with by Mr. Par- tington, the relief station-master, the defen- dant at last said that he had travelled by the train, but had no money to pay for the fare. Cadwaladr Jones, porter at Llanrhaiadr station said that on the day in question, he booked the defendant to Ruthin by a single ticket. He saw him coming back again with the 429 train, and observed him going, not along the platform to the usual place where tickets were taken, but through the goods yard. Ernest Partington gave evidence to the same effect. The defendant at first denied having come by tram at all, but upon being pressed, he said that he had done so, and was under the impression that he would get off alright, be. cause he was an Armv reserve, man. He was fined 15s and 9a. 6d. costs. II
COUNTY SCHOOL. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY. The annual meeting of the Local Governing Body was held at the Board Room on Tuesday, when there were present :-Mr. J. Harrison Jones, Rev. James Charles, Rev. David Wil- liams (Llandyrnog), Messrs. W. Keepfer, Ellis Williams, Owen Williams (Glanclwyd), Mrs. R. Humphreys Roberts, Mrs. Parry (Clwyd Villa), with the Clerk (Mr. A. Foulkes-Roberts). Letters of apology were received from Messrs. T. Gold Edwards, W. II. Evans, and the Rev. H. Humphreys. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. The Rev. James Charles proposed the re-elec- tion of Mr. J. Harrison Jones as Chairman. Mr. Harrison Jones said he appreciated the honour bestowed upon him by again being brought forward as Chairman of that Board. If they could, in anyway, elect another member tc that honourable position, he would be very pleased. Mr. Owen Williams seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously. The Chairman thanked the meeting for unani. mously electing him as their Chairman. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN. The Rev. David Williams proposed the re- election of the Rev. James Charles as Vice- chairman. Mr. Owen Williams seconded, and it was car- ried. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. The Chairman proposed that the matter on the minute book referring to the prize distribu- tion be approved of, and passed by that meet- ing. Mr. Owen Williams seconded, and it was car- ried. The Chairman remarked that the costs of the prizes, which were distributed amongst the boys attending the school, was 94 18s. 3d., the hall also costing £1 15s., so, therefore, the prize day cost a lot of money, and it was for the Governors to consider whether it was worth the money. The Rev. D. Williams thought it encouraged the boys to hear such a splendid address by Principal Reichel. Mrs. Humphreys Roberts then proposed a vote of thanks to Principal Reichel for his kind- ness in attending the distribution of prizes, and also for his interesting address. Mrs. Parry, Clwyd Villa, seconded, and it was carried unanimously. On the propos tion of Mr. W. Keepfer, se- conded by Mr. Ellis Williams, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. and Miss Gold Ed- wards for their kindness in entertaining the boys to a splendid tea. ELECTION OF COMMITTEES. The Rev. David Williams proposed the re- election of the Finance Committee, and the motion was carried. The Building Committee were re elected, with the addition of thsRev. James Charles and Mr. Howel Gee. The Visiting Committee was also re-elected. REPORT OF BUILDING COMMITTEE. A. letter was read from the Clerk of the County Governing Body with reference to the unsatisfactory state of the present buildings, this being the third time they had to call atten- tion to it. A letter was also read from the Charity Com. missioners complaining of the same thing. The Clerk was instructed to write to the County Governing Body and Charity Commis- sioners, and explain. VISITING COMMITTEE. The Chairman asked whether it would not be wise for them to authorise the Cierk to visit the school on their behalf. Mrs. Humphreys Roberts-Why cannot we visit the school ourselves? The Clerk—Would you be willing for a rota to be drawn out? Mrs. Humphreys Roberts explained that she would be very pleased to take her turn. Mr. Ellisl Williams said it was a different thing to attending an examination. They were not supposed to stay there all day. Mr. Owen Williams moved that the Clerk draw out a list of members in town to visit the school. The Rev. David Williams seconded, and it was carried. APPOINTMENT OF SCIENCE MASTER. The Chairman remarked that the applica. tions had been submitted to the Board at the last meeting, and certain names were approved of. They sent for one applicant from Hudders- field, and they had a conversation with him. However, they determined that he was not an eligible man, and his application was not ac- cepted. They wrote to another of the appli- cants, and he had been engaged at another place. In the meantime they had an applica- tion from a gentleman in Birkenhead, which they considered very favourable. He was sent for, and interviewed. He appeared to them a very eligible teacher. There was one difficulty with regard to him, he asked for more salary than they were authorised to give. He was qualified to teach all subjects that a science man was called upon to do, except ehemistry, for which he had not had a certificate. On being questioned as to whether he would remain, he said he would for two years He (the Chair- man) begged to propose that Mr. J. J. Evans, of Birkenhead, be appointed as Assistant Mas ter at a salary of X-115. Mr. Ellis Williams seconded, and it was car- ried. WEEKLY HALF-HOLIDAY. The Clerk explained that he had received 38 replies from the parents—14 from the town. and 24 from the country. In the town, 11 voted for Wednesday, 2 for Saturday, and 1 did g not mind which. From the country, 23 voted for the whole day Saturday, and 1 for Wednesday. Out of 51 pupils in the school 28 voted for the whole day on Saturday, and 23 for Wednesday. All those in favour of the change were from the country. Mr. Owen Williams proposed that the holi day be a whole day on Saturday, to commence next week, and to last for one term only. Mr. W. Keepfer seconded. The Rev. David Williams proposed, as an amendment, that the half-holiday be left as it was. There was no seconder to the amendment, and the motion was carried. APPOINTMENT OF VOCAL MASTER A letter was read from the County Gover n
BIRTHS. ELLIS--january 4th, the wife of Mr. Edward Ellis, joiner, Oaapei Street, LlanoHeLl, of a son. EVANsJanuary 9th, the wife of Mr. Robert Evans, Peaycoed, Llangollen, of a daughter. HUGHES January 11th, the wife of Mr. Robert Hughes, labourer, 153 Henllan Street, Denbigh, of a daughter. JONES-JA,iuarv 9ih, the wife of Mr. Thomas Jones, Tae Softools, Ffynuongroaw, of a daughter. OWKN—January 2Ad, the wife of Mr. Robert Owen, Victoria Terrace, CJorwan, of a son. ROBMRTS-Janaary 10th, the wife of Mr. L. Roberts, insurance agent, Princess Street, Llangollen, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. ROBERTS—ROBERTS—January 9sh, at the Rehoboth C.M. chapel, by the Rev. John Henry Williams and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Edward Roberts, grocer, Liangwm, to Miss Mary Ellen Roberts, Glan Aber, Bettws G.G. DEATHS. DAVIES—January 6th, aged 71 years, Mrs. biargaret Davies, Bryn Banon, Cor wen. DAVIES- January 6th, after a short illness, at Pwll- gias, Mr, Evan Davies, stone-cutter, Rathin. DAVIFS- January 3rd, aged 71 years, Mr. William Davies, Llanwydden, Bodelwyddeo, and was inter- red at the Llannefydd Baptist Chapel Cemetery, on the 6th. ELLIs-.Tanuary 2ad, aged 82 years, Miss Jane Ellis, Ellis' Terrace, Gwespyr. EVANs-Jannary 8th, aged 47 years, Mrs. Evans, the beloved wife of Mr. Edward Evans, Perthymaen, Trelogan (member of the Holywell Rural District Council). EVANs-January 7th, aged two months, Bessie, the beloved child of Mr.. John Evans, School House, Lianycil, Bala. GRIFFITHs-January 8th, aged 84 years. Mr. John GrtfSsas, Gelli Fowler, Ysgeifiog, near Holywell. GRIFFITHS -January 6th, aged 71 years, Mr. William Griffiths, 13 Arenig Street, Bala. HOWELL—January 4th, aged 63 years, at 38 Tegid Street, Bala, Mrs. Margaret Howell, CaregybLj, Llanfor, Bala. HUGHEs-January 4th, aged 28 years, Charles, the beloved son of Mr. Robert Hughes, 1 Mumforth Street, Flint. HUGHEs-January 5th, aged 64 years, Mr. Thomas Hughes, Well Street, Holywell. HUGHEs-January 5th, aged 46 years, suddenly, Mr. John Hughes, Hare and Hounds Hotel, Connah's Qaay. JOKES — January 8th, Miss Jones, College View, Bala. JONES—January 4th, aged 62 years, Mary, the beloved wife af Mr. David Jones, late of 4 Dolafon Villas, Llangollen. JONES—January 5th, aged 54 years, Mr. Hugh Jones, farm bailiff, Hendwr, Llandrillo. JONES-January 4th, aged 65 years, after a short ill- ness, Mrs. Grace Jones, dressmaker, Abram's Lane (late of Beacon's Hill), Denbigh. She was Interred at Whitchurch, on the Sth. JONES -January 1st, aged 27 years, Anne, the beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones. Disgwylfa, Bryneglwys. She was inerred at Zion chapel Cemetery. RETEJIETEB—January 7th, aged 56 years, at 1 Bryn Gobaitb, St. Asaph, aftor a long illness, Adelaide Retemeyer, of Lawson Road, Colwyn Bay, and was interred at the St. Asaph Cemetery, on the 10th. WILLIAMS- January 5th. aged 49 years, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. Walter Williams, printer, 4 Blackburn Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester (and daughter of Mr. Thomas Morris, butcher, Brookhouse, Denbigh), and was interred at Droyls- den Cemetery on the 10th.
WELSH MARKETS. DENBIGH, January 10th.—The attendance at the fair on Wednesday was not large. Sacking pigs were very cheap, whilst stores sold better. The prices of corn remain about the same. Fresh butter sold cheaper than last week, The quotations were Wheat, 9s; barley, 8s to 8s 6d; oats, 5s to 5s 6:1 per hobbet. Fresh butter, Is 3d per lb; small tubs, Is 2d; large ditto, Is Oil per lb. Eggs, 12 to 13 for a Is. Fowls, 386d to 4s per couple; ducks, Os Od to Os per couple. Potatoes, 6s per hobbet. Oatmeal, 2d per lb. Beef, 5Jd to 9d per lb; mutton, 7d to 8d. LLANGEFNI, January 11th. Oats, 13s. 6d. to 148 per quarter; potatoes, 3s. 6i. to 3s. 9i. per cwt.; fresh butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; wool, 7d. to 8d. per lb.; fowls, from 2s. to 2s. 6d. per couple'; ducks, 2s. 6d. to 3s. per couple. Eggs, 14 and 15 for a Is. Young pigs, lJs. to 13s. each; and fat pigs, 3d. to Sic, per lb. RUTHIN, January 8th.-The prices were as follows —Wheat, from 9s to 9s 3d per hobbet; barley, Os to Os; and oats, 6s to 7s Od per hobbet. Fresh butter, from Is 2d to Is 3d per Th: fowls, 2s 6d to 4s Od per couple. Ducks, Os to Os Od per couple. Eggs, 12 to L3 for a Is.