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THE ADJOURNED INQUEST ON JOHN DAVIES. The adjourned inquest on the body of John Davies, Tt Newydd, who met his death under circumstances already reported in the Advertiser, was held on Thursday last, at the Board room, Town Hall, before W. Davies,Esq..Coroner for the County, and the jury empanelled a fortnight ago. The adjournment was made to allow of the medical gentlemen giving their evidence, and for the police to make further investi- gations. John Elias, Nevin, Carnarvonshire, was the first called. He said-I am a car proprietor; I do not know the deceased. I remember being in the Star" hotel at Pwllheli in company with Morris Roberts, Bettws; and a stranger named Davies. We were there having our dinner. I am in the habit of going there to dine every Wednesday through the year, being the market day. There were other persons dining there that day, but not at the same time. We had for dinner roast beef, potatoes, carrots, bread, mustard, water, and cheese. There was two bottles on the tables, containing vineger. I did not notice that there was anything wrong with the beef that day. I was on that day rather poorly, and had been for about a week. I continued ill after I had my dinner, but I went to Pwllheli the following Wednesday and again had my dinner at the 11 Star." During the day I met with David Thomas, a farmer and as it was too cold to stand in the street we adjourned to the Mostyn Arms, and we there had drink. In the afternoon I went to the house of William Roberts for the purpose of getting a cup of tea, thinking that would ease the pain I felt in my stomach. I went home, and after taking some stimulants I went io bed, but felt bad all night. After procuring medical advice I recovered in a few days. I did not see Morris Roberts and the stranger after they left the Star." Owen Jones, miller, Nant Howel Mills, near Pwllheli, said-I remember the 15th of last month. I met Morris Roberts and John Davies on the street in the afternoon at about 3 o'clock. I did not know John Davies before that day. They appeared quite well. I waited for the sake of John Davies till the mail at night. After some further conversation Morris Roberts said Well, Owen we will go to Penlan bach for tea." We three went Mr Griffiths kept Penlan bach. We got tea. We had for tea bread and butter and fresh herrings. There was a bottle of vinegar on the table. I took some of it. I saw two or three other bottles on the table but I don't know what was in them. I did not notice John Davies taking anything out of any of the bottles, nor Morris Roberts, excepting the vinegar bottles. After we went out, I left them. We met again later in the evening, we had some drink together, and then we went to the station. After John Davies had troae Morris Roberts and myself had a drop of whiskey together. We drove home, and had some drink on the way. I saw Morris Roberts the following morning-he was in bed ill. His wife asked me what he had the day before-as he was very poorly. I said We had nothing." When I went upstairs he was very ill. I suggested to the wife she had better send for a doctor, and she consented. I went upstairs and asked if lie was willing, but he would not allow it. I went down and ordered the son to go for a doctor; as his father did not like Dr. Owens. The son went to Pwllheli and brought home a bottle of medicine. My wife was there and she said that Morriri wus very ill. At about ten o'clock on the Saturday morning I went to Morris Roberts' house to see how he was. The wife was by the door and she said her husband was so ill that he was not likely to live till the morning. I met the son in the morning, and I told him to go to Pwllheli for a doctor, but one refused and the other could not come. l Witness further related conversation between the members of the family and said that Dr. Bring arrived about five minutes before Morris Roberts died on Saturday at 10 o'clock. Dr. R. Pryce Roberts, said I was called to attend John Davies at Ty Newydd, on the 16th of October, in the afternoon. My assistant went down. On the 18th, I saw him myself in the room. I found him suffering much from pain in his stomach. He had violent recking for some time, and continued su, some- times better and sometimes worse. I saw hint on the 19th, he se-'intd to be better, on the 20th 1 saw him. He had a relapse and more vomiting came on, and from then he gradually got worse, and he died on Monday, November ird. After his death I conducted a post tuortcm examination by instructions from the Coroner. Dr. Pierce and Dr. J. Roberts, of Denbigh, kindly came to assist me. We preformed the examination on the 6th Nov. at noon. The body was much disten- ted with flatus, which, escaped. In opening the abdomen we found all the ineinbrane8 looking pale and healthy. All the organs were healthy. Heart, liver, kidneys and lungs all perfectly free from in- flammation. On opening the lower stomach, I found small patches of ulceration. On opening the stomach I found it looking plushy and empty, having two dark purple spots-one ulcerated on the large end of the stomach they were the size of a two shilling piece. He had been vomiting so much that there was nothing left on the stomach. The patches on the stomach indicated that the had taken an irritant. The ulceration of the bowels showed symptoms of typhoid fever caused by stimulants. The two patches on the stomach was the primary cause of death. The court having adjourned for dinner, the eri lence of Ellen Griffiths, of Penlan Bach, Pwll- heli, the place where the catchup supposed to have been eaten by the deceased was on the table, was then taken. She said- I remembered the Wednesday that Morris Roberts, Betrys, and Owen Jones, visited my house but don't remember John Davies coming. There were others having tea at the same time. I saw Morris Roberts taking his tea. I did not see Owen Jones taking tea, and this was after stx o'clock, and after the mail train had left Pwllheli. I never saw the stranger (John Davies) in my house. Morris Roberts had been to my house earlier in the day. After referring to the two last mentioned persons leaving her house, witness said, she waited on those who had tea at her house after six o'clock. The servant waited on persons taking tea before that time. I don't know who had tea at my house before six o'clock. From two up to six, some who had tea were strangers, others I know. Having named what they had for tea, witness said, -what Owen Jones said about there being two or three bottles on the table is not right. The vinegar bottle that was on the table is not the one generally used. I have a cruet, in which there is four bottles, and they contain vinegar, pepper, mustard, and catchup when I have some. This year I had no catchup. The cruet was in the cupboard that day. I used the large bottle instead of the cruet, because it would hold more vinegar than the one in the cruet. I got the vinegar from the shop next door to my house. I make tea every day in the year, and that bottle is daily used. I got the catchup in a black bottle. Some times I bought the catchup, and at other times I had given me a present. I cannot say that I bought any since last autum,and there has none been on the table this year. I cannot say when I bought the last catchup. I can say that I bought zn p nuno at any time during the last year. I bought, some catchup two years ago. I cannot say how long it lasted, but there was none of it last Christmas. The catchup was kept in the black bottles, and then it was put in the cruet when when we used it. When it is a good year for catchup I generally buy some. I cannot say that last year was a good or bad one. It was the servant who laid the table, and she put the bottle on. I did not taste what was in it. I am quite certain the cruet was not on the table that day I have not seen Morris Roberts since that day. I heard of his illness and his death. Some time after his death I heard he had catchup with his dinner. Owen Jones was recalled, and he said he did not see Morris Roberts take tea after six o'clock nor did he (Owen Jones) take tea after he came back from the station. When the three were taking tea at the last witness house the servant waited on them. By a Juror-There was about a dozen taking tea at about six o'clock. By Mr J. P. Jones-Though I was not in the room at 1 o'clock 11 know that there was no,other bottle on the table. By Mr Sheffield--The fourth bottle in the cruet was empty. By Mr J. Hughes—The cupboard is uot always locked. I cannot say why it was locked that day. By Mr Frimston—I have some pickles, but there was none ready then. Jane Davies, widow of John Davies, said-M *v husband died on the 3rd of this month. He was 52 years of age. T remember the day he went to Pwllheli: he left with the first train in the morning. He was quite well when he left home. He returned at 10 o'clock at night the same day. He did not com- plain at all when he came in the house. He eat a little supper before going to bed. It was 11 o'clock when he reached home, and he went to bed at 11-30. In about half-an-hour after he went to bed he told me he had great pain in the stomach, and shortly after he commenced to vomit. He felt himself very ill, and in about an hour after he had pains in the stomach. He continued vomiting most of the night. He continued ill all the morning, and I wanted to send for a doctor, but he objected. He was ill all day After the doctor came he still continued with the same illness for four or five days. Every time he was vomiting he complained of tasting catchup in his mouth. He complained the first night, and the tas- ting continued to the last. I think he said that he had the catchup with his dinner. I am not quite cer- tain of this. At the end of the fifth day he stopped vomiting and he then had the eacup. That lasted two or three days, and it prevented him taking his medicine or any food. By a Juror-My son, went to meet him at the station, and had supper with him. A Juror said that there ought to be someone to say what was in the bottles where they had dinner, but the coroner said that the police had done all they could in the matter. Inspector McLaren was next called. He said-I went over to Pwllhe!i to make enquiries touching the death of John Davies. I called at the Star," and I learnt that Morris Roberts had been dining there, and that John Davies was with him. Several farmers had dinner there, and I called on most of them. I made enquiries as to what was in the bottles on the table at the "Star but there was nothing but the vinegar. Supt. Hughes, Holywell, was next called. He°said: I received on the 6th inst a sealed jar, from the assist- ant (Mr Wilson) purporting to contain the contents of the stomach of John Davies, On Monday the ICtth I handed it to Dr Campbell Brown, Liverpool. The Coroner said that he had the report of the analyist, Dr Campbell Brown, and he (the coroner) did not think it was necessgry to go to the expense of bringing Dr Brown over. The Coroner read the report as follows "Royal Infirmary School of Medicine, "Liverpool, 18th November, 1879. I received a jar from Superintendent Hughes, of Holywell, on the 10th November instant. It contained a human stomach nearly empty, and portions of other viscera. I have analyzed these (after receiving his report of the symptoms) with a view to discover any irritant poison. I find that they contain no injurious metal nor metallic salt of any kind and I believe that no irritant mineral poison has been present in the food, otherwise I should probably have found it. I cannot speak similarly regarding organic irritant substances, because they would be, and no doubt were. removed by vomiting and they do not leave absorbed portions of their substance in the coats of the stomach and other tissues. If ketsup can be proved to have been part of a meal, nothing is more likely than that. a poisonous or irritant fungus may have been amongst the mushrooms, and all trace of this would be removed from the stomach even without vomiting. If bad fish or other food in a state of incipid decomposition or anything of that kind were taken, it has happened within my experience that serious symptoms have been produced, and in one case death has resulted, without any trace remaining in the stomach after vomiting had removed the principal cause of the ir- ritation. "J. CAMPBELLV BROWN. D.SC." The Coroner then summed up the evidence, and said that the question for the jury was what was the cause of death, and secondly, if any fault was attributable to anybody. The Coroner dwelt upon the constitution of a Coroner's Court, remarking that there was much more latitude allowed in that court, than in a court of Justice, and he instanced that the jury was per- mitted to take hear say evidence and this was not admissable in any other court. After several other obsevations the room was cleared, and in a few minutes the Jury gave the following verdict—" We are of opinion that John Davies came by his death through taking an irritant poison, but when and where it was taken there is not sufficent evidence to shew." The Coroner then dismissed the jury,thanking them in the name of the Queen for their service, and ex- pressing a regret thst he could not give them any remuneration for the time they had given.
THE RISE AND FALL OF BEN BLUSTER. CHAPTER 1. Bea Bluster was the big boy and the bource of the playground. Once he had been a very little boy, very quarrelsome and very cheeky, got licked ever so many times, and serve him right too said all the other boys, but Ben was tough as leather, so he got up smiling after being knocked down, generally saying: "You will hear me again in the matter." Ben Bluster was mad with Big Bob who had long been the head boy of the school, and so he kept worrying, back barking like a our at the heels of a blood horse. Big Bob did not mind it much till he was about leaving the school but then it annoyed him more than he liked to confess and this was just what Ben Bluster wanted. And more shame to him the sneak. For you must know that when Bluster first came to the school he was made much of by Big Bob. In the playground there were two sets of boys and their names were Fogies and Rads The Fogies were slow coaches and the Rads go-a-head. A good while before Ben Bluster came to the school he was just the kind of fellow that would be a Rad, but as he could'nt get on in that way, and was the kind of fellow that Fogies are made of and being as it was a kind of half-and-half Charity School he got nominated by some of those who had votes and got in at last to our school and more the pity for the school was never the same after. Big Bob was leader of the Rads in the playground and a fine leader too, and as for the Fogies they had scarce any leader at all so Ben Bluster thought he would like ever much to be the leader and he made a dead set on Big Bob and this pleased the Fogies if it did no harm to the Rads. I should have told you that Ben Bluster was not an English boy at all. He was a regular Jew, and some people declared he had come down from the prophet Balaam and was Riding the Fogies like an old ass and not seeing an angel warning him against where he was going to. But what could you expect from the Fogies ? They were generally the sons of rich farmers and such like people, who have more body than brains. People called them the stupid party and no wonder for when folks can be hoodwinked by such a cheat as Ben Bluster, nothing is too bad to call them. Ben Bluster was a prodigious dandy, and when he had any money to spend he always bought oakes and sweetmeats and divided them among the Fogies who said he was a jolly good fellow sometimes also he wrote squibs and poetry and such like stuff, and got up his name among people who did not know any better. Thus it came about that although everybody laughed at Ben Bluster and no body believed he was anything but a sorry humbug, vet he made some progress by a policy of pander and bluster. He meant to get on by hook or by crook. Our School was called the Albion and was worked on a very old charter called the Magna Charta. The Principal was a widowed lady whom we saw very seldom, but for whom we had a profound respect. There were plenty of teachers but they were changing so often, that not much account was made of them. Prayers were read night and morning and there were all sorts of lessons, enough to make the most religions and the most learned of boys only they failed in their purpose as will be seen. v But to came back to Ben Bluster and his progress among the Fogies. He would have had things pretty much his own way, had it not been for Will Hardy a new boy of a very different stamp from Ben Bluster. He had bean a hard student before he came to our school, and soon showed he was a rare scholar. While he was first in most of his classes, Ben Bluster was at the foot. In the playground Ben made up for it with plenty of noise and cheek. Will Hardy had been some time in school before Ben Bluster came to it, and Bon Bluster was some time in school before Will Hardy came to notice his existence. One day, however they met aud recognized in one another born and sworn enemies; as might have been expected, when Will Hardy with his deep love of truth met Ben Blus- ter, who cared for truth only as far as it served his purposes Ben Bluster scanned Will Hardy from top to toe, but Will only curled his lip and passed on Tough as were the sensibilities of Ben he felt the piercing of scorn and vowed he would pitch into Will Hardy with a vengeance one of these days. And one of these days also came when Will Hardy was among a group of fellows discussing the conduct of the Ladv Principal. She had sent for one of the Teachers, and had informed him that certain changes must be made in the subjects and mode of his teaching. He had ventured to suggest that such changes might not be quite in keeping with the charter of the school, whereupon she had shown some temper, informed him that she meant to have her own way in such matters, and she expected the teachers to do as they were bidden and make no suggestion against her wishes. The teacher of course, had submitted to her dis- cision, because he did not care to lose her favour; but as might have been expected the matter came to the ears of the boys, and several of the teachers were wondering how they would act when their turn came to be told a piece of her mind. The playground was divided. Some said one thing, and some another. Will Hardy spoke out his mind and declared it was unconstitutional for even the lady Principal, much as they all honoured her, and no one honoured her more than himself, to dictate in such a fashion to any of the teachers, who were not elected by her, and whose duties were prescribed from time immemorial. Will Hardy was thus progressing amid the approval of all the Rads, and not a few of the others when a mocking whistle was heard and Ben Bluster cried out Loy- alty for ever." All heads turned lound to see who spoke. The crowd broke up suddenly, and Ben Bluster was confronting Will Hardy. Finding that he must speak Ben put on a bold face, twisted one of his young curls and blurted out, 11 1 say its a down- right shame for any one to call in question the power of the lady Principal. What is she there for at all but to tell the Teachers their business. She knows what is good for the school better than any one else, and if I were in her place I would let you nil know you would have to obey me." As Ban Bluster said this threw up his arms in a tragic fashion, raised his voico to a shout, and looked towards the house of the lady Principal in hope of her hearing him. Will Hardy grew pale at the sudden onslaught, and said quietly Teachers have rights as well as Principals, aud it seems to me that our lady Principal has far too much good sense and love of justice to deal hardly with any one unless she were evil advised." Ben Bluster turned on his heels, and with a con- temptuous toss of his curls towards Will Hardy, went among a lot of Fogies who were working themselves up into a fury against the disloyalty of Will Hardy. So it began to be seen in the playground that Ben and Will would have many a quarrel. From that day each rose higher in the esteem of their set. Will rose because every one saw his goodness, and felt the power of his intellect. Ben rose because there was nobody else in his set who had as much cheek as he had. CHAPTER II. Ben Bluster grew and prospered in the school and playground, till he became a great man in his own eyes and in that of some young Fogies who did not see any deeper than the surface. Ben's way of acting was this. Whatever was going on in the playground he would meddle with whether it concerned him or not. He would have a finger in every pie. Ben was specially great whenever there was a fight between the Fogies and the Rads which happened often enough. The Rads were generally masters of the field, and could lick the Fogies into fits. Not that there was much credit in doing that, for the Fogies were as paltry a set of fellows as ever put foot in a playground. The playground being an open field, there had been built in it by the boys, a hill called Constitution Hill, and as the Rads were the strongest in numbers and in everything else, they took possession of this hill, and always defied the Fogies to drive the tn out. Ben Bluster said he would shew them what the Fogies could do. What did he care for Big Bob, or Will Hardy, or any of the set. They were a vulgar, low ininded, mean spirited crew, and if they could, they would drag down the ancient grandeur and dignity of the school. Three cheers were given for Ben Bluster by all the Tories. But how is it to be done P Aye there's the rub. I!en Bluster became mysterious. He walked about the play ground with his arms folded across Ids chest. Sometimes he would look up to heaven to see if any good angel were coming form Abraham's bosom to help him For Ben declared always, he was on the side of the angels. Then he would look down to the earth meditating on the vanity of all human greatness. Even the great Ben Bluster would some day become dust and ashes. Suddenly as by a freak of fancy his jewelled finger would run through his curlf hiir and he would rush along crying "Eureka," about the only word of Greek he knew, but Ben par- aded all he knew, and aspired to be thought an admirable Crichton. Three little Fogies crept after Ben in awstruck wonder at such proof of terrible power. "I bet he's a geDuis" said one; Would'nt he ml ke a tip lop accor in a blood and thunder play" said the second. Or a Hawkioneer" said the third whose aspirates like Ben's aspiration had been neg- lected in his youth. The bell rang for school again, and so Ben's soliloquy was cut short. In the school it was found that Ben's lessons were not prepared, and his teacher gave him a sound scolding before the whole class. He bore it meekly, and when the teacher turned him back Ben writhed knowingly. The moment school was over Ben went out and plotted and schemed against the Rads. He would take Constitution Hill from them. In fact he had come to the conclusion that it ought to be abolished. It had become higher and higher every year till it had obscured the view from the drawing room windows of the lady Princi- p tl. She had never complained of the hill, but Ben Bluster had convinced himself she would not object to its removal, the more so as the stones in it could be used to build a new wing to her house. So thought Ben, thinking he knew other peoples thoughts better than thev knew them themselves. So what did Ben Bluster do but he gets a lot of young Fogies in what was called a caucus, and he gave them to understand that Will Hardy and his set must be driven from Constitution Hill, or else the school never would prosper. So long as they had the lead of the play- ground, genteel boys would never come to the school for the Rads were only a set of cads." This being one of Ben Bluster's brilliant epigrams it created an immense sensation among the Fogies, who were now very thankful for small mercies and listened open mouthed for the utterances of the oracle. After a good deal of dramatic display Ben Bluster unfolded his profound stategy. It was to undermine Constitution Hill, and at the proper moment allow it to fall from under the Rads who would be so ashamed of themselves, and so covered with mud that they would not lift. up their heads for a century. "But what if we get buried under it ourselves ? Said a little squeaker of a Fogie who did not like such un- derground work. Leave that to me little un said Ben Bluster looking like Ben the magnificent. During several days there was peace in the play- ground. Ben Bluster said quietly to his Fogies. "I have brought you peace with honour and so they digged away underground, especially in the dark winter evenings. Will Hardy could not make out what such silence meant. Believing everybody to be as honourable and open in conduct as himself, he never dreamed of trenches underground, and so went to on lead the Greek and mathematic class in the school, while he kept Consti- tution Hill in splendid order and defence. Big Bob having now left the school all the leading of the Rads fell to Will Hardy, and well he lead them; as even his enemies said sometimes the boys of other schools came against the Albion boys, and then Will Hardy had to rally Rads and Fogies together against the coming enemy. One day in Decembei of that year there fell snch a great quantity of snow that the roads were nearly all blocked up. This was the chance of the White Bear Boys who came pouring down from their school in the north of the town, and threatened to smother the Albion boys. Will Hardy and the Rads did not see the fun of being smothered. and so they sallied out against the White Bear fellows, and gave them such a jolly good licking as they have remembered ever since and serve them right. Will Hardy came back to his studies and to the defence of Constitution Hill, and Ben Bluster came back to his digging in secret under Constitution Hill. (To be continued.)
CHRISTMAS NUMBER EXTRAORDIN- ARY. The Christmas Number of The Whitehall Rpview," (ready on Thursday, Dec. 11, 1879) will be the most attractive publication, both from a Literary and and Artistic point of viaw, ever issued from the Press. It will consist (with the regular number of the Paper) of Forty Pages, and its main features are a large Double-Page Portrait of Mrs Langtry, drawn expressly for this Number by Mr Adrain Stokes (a successful Exhibitor at the Royal Academy), and printed in colours on specially-made plate paper a new Story, entitled" Umittà: a Tuscan Sketch," by Ouida (who writes for no other paper); and "A Legend of St. Basil," the last poem ever written by the lamented Major Whyte-Melyille. Mrs Langtry has very kindly given sittings to The Whitehall Review" artist, who has sketched her in a new and very pieturtaque costume-a winter coat and a remarkably pretty hat, similar to the one which this justly-popular lady wore at the great Fete Francaise at the Albert Hall last summer. The previous Christ- mas Numbers of "The Whitehall Review" have been immense literary successes, though unaccompanied by any picture; with the additional attraction of a coloured portrait of the most popular of all the "Beauties" the sale of the forthcoming Annual cannot fail to be world-wide, just as the cost of producing such a chef d'wuvr of litsrature and art is of course enor- mous.
HOLLOWAY'S PILLs.-TheGreatest Wonder of Modem Times.—They correct bile, prevent flatulency, cleanse the liver, and purify the system, renovate the de- bilitated, strengthen the stomach, increase the appetite, invigorate the nerves, promote health, and reinstate the weak to an ardour of feeling never before expected. The sale of these Pills throughout the globe astonishes everybody, convincing the most sceptical that there is no Medicine equal to Holloway's Pills for removing the complaints which are incidental to the human race. They are indeed 11 blessing to the afflicted, and a boon to those who (s ifter from any disorder, internal or external. Thousands of persons have testified that by their use alone they have been restored of health after other remedies had proved unsuccessful.
Birth. PZNDLETON.—On the 19th inst., the wife of Mr William Pendleton, 61, Vale Road, of this town, of a daughter.
RHYL. LAST Wednesday evening the subject of the Rev. E. Lloyd Jones' discourse at the English Wesleyan Chapel was "Noah," which he treated in a masterly style, to a good attendance of friends. BRITISH SCHOOL.—The ladies are busy canvassing the town for contributions towards the Christmas Tree, and have, we believe, met with encouraging success. NEW BUILDINGs.-Operations have been commenced on the new bank for the London and Provincial Co., on the ground at the corner of High-street and Sus- sex-street. The contract has been let to Mr John Edwards, builder, Wellington-road. A CHRISTMAS TREE is to be held next month on be- half of the English Baptist Chapel, and we trats it will be a success. BUILDING is not aitdg^thep-#4> a standstill in our town. Mr Thomas Ellis, builder, has commne- ced the erection of three large houses on the Weat Parade, near the Winter Gardens. 1iB. P. Mostyn Williams, we hear, is about to (lb- liver a lecture on the Earl of Beaeonsfield. To LOVERS OF ART, &e. -By reference to our ad. vertising columns it will be found that the committee of the Scienoe and Art Classes have arranged for an Art Loan Exhibition'to inaugurate their third session, which is to be held on Thursday next, at the Town Hall, and which will be open to the public from 11 to 4, and from. 6 to 10, upon payment of a small charge for admission. All lovers of art will hail this local in. novation with joy, as not only affording an intellect- ual treat to those capable of appreciating it, but also as calculated to promote culture and refinement by alienating the public taste from what is vulgar and worthless, and directing its attention to objects more intrinsic in worth and more elevating in character. On Wednesday evening a conversazione is to takt place, for which invitations have been issued. We re- call with pleasurable memories the gathering of a similar character which took place last year under similar circumstances, the success of which augurs well for a most enjoyable evening on the present oc- casion. As the entire expenses (with one notable exception, viz., that of refreshments, which is de- frayed through the liberality of Mr Perks) must be met by the proceeds of admission on Thursday, it is to be hoped that the public will recognize the import- ance 01 visiting an exhibition which cannot fail to benefit our town.
BANGOR. On Tneeday, before Lord Penrhyn, Mr B. Hughes M.P., and other magistratess, John Roberts, William Evans. Joseph Parry, and Williau Jones were each finecl;95 and costs; John Williams, 10s and costs and William Williams, 208 and costs, for assaulting the police. The assaults wers committed in an endeavour to rescue the last defendant from coustody.-Ellon Griffith,, Trefnewydd, Anglesey, and Watkin Jones, Garneddu Penmynydd, were summoned by Inspector Coleman, R.S.P.C.A., with working unsound horses, and fined respectively 18s 6d and 17s 6d inclusive of costs. Fanny Edicards and Elizabeth Williams,Kyffin- square, was respectively fined 20s and 40s. and costs for disorderly conduct. A number of Bethesda car- owners were fined in small amounts for causing obstru- tions in the streets. Wednesday, before Colonel Holt and the Rev. D. Evans, Thomas Griffith, landlord of the Bull Inn, Bethesda, was charged with being drunk and assaulting Police Constable Thomas. Fined 30s and costs.— Robert Hughes, quarryman, was fined 60s and costs for salmon poaching in the Ogwen rirer.-Tiom" Will- iams, quarry labourer, was charged by Mr Hughes, relieving officer of the Bethesda district of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union, with deserting his wife and family. Committed for a month with hard b jur.
RUTHIN. OnThursday week the Ruthin Amateur Dramatic Club gave an entertainment in the Town Hall, when they performed in a most brilliant manner, H. T. Craven's powerful drama in three acts—" Marian's Crime," and T. J. Williams' celebrated farce, "Turn him Out, to a crowded audience, nearly half the hall being occupied by dress seats. An eminent and first class orchestra was engaged specially for the occasion who gave during the intervals, choice selections of music. By particular request they again performed the following evening, when the room was filled to excess. Last Tuesday the monthly fair was held, though it rained during most part of the day, the attendanc was very good at the stock for sale was rather large and business appeared to be pretty brisk. On Sunday last the new Mayor (Dr. W. D. Jones) attended with the Corporation at the morning service at St. Peter's Church, when a most eloquent sermon was preached by his chaplain, Rev. J. Williams. We must not forget to mention the efficient manner in which the anthem was rendered under the able leader- ship of Mr Lloyd, Borthyn Schools, the soloists being Miss F. Davies and Master Lle-ellyn Cole. A Football Match was played last Saturday by Ruthin v. Llangollen, on the ground of the former, which resulted in an easy victory for the home team, Ruthin having four goals to none. There were some hundreds of spectators on the field greatly interested in the game, as the above clubs were drawn teems for association Cup, Mr Alun Lloyd was loudly cheered, for the manner in which he secured the first goal. -Correspoudent.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SERVICE Sunday November 23rd, morning at 11 Service, Boyce in A Anthem, Lord, how Long," (Mendelssohn). Hymn 338. Evening at 3.15 Service, Arnold in A; Anthem, Remember now thy Creator (Steggall), Evening at 6.15 Chants, Hymns 311, 331, 298. Succentor: Rev. W. Morton. Organist: R. A. Atkins, Esq.
Winter Gardens and the Commissioners. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. DEAR Sin,-Permit me to make an explanation re- specting the repert (in your last issue) of the meeting of the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners regarding the proposed exchange of land between the Commis- sioners and the Winter Gardens Company. It was represented that the Directors of the Gardens Company were not aware of the negociation into which I as their Secretary had entered. Permit me in reply to say that the minute book of the Company will prove that the Directors not only knew it, but also that I acted according to their instructions in negociating with the Clerk to the Commissioners, who has in his possession and has had for some months, a letter of mine, written as Secretary, giving the basis of the ar- rangements the Company were prepared te enter into, and this by special resolution of the Board of Directors. I think before allowing such a report to go out to the public, a little more care should hare been taken to get at the facts of the case. Your insertion in Saturday's paper will much oblige —Yours truly, JOHN Divnca. 2, Brighton-road, Rhyl, 20th Nov., 1879.
FOOTBALL. RHYL V. MOLD.-The most successful match of the Mold club this season, i.e., successful in point of victory, was played on their grounds on Saturday last with the Rhyl club, when the home team scored five gaols and three disputed ones to one. The Rhyl club has a considerable number of members to choose from, and is by no means inexperienced in play as was evident from the play of some of the members on Saturday last, and the defeat they met with was beyond the expectation of the most sanguine of the Mold men. The gam" was very pleasant, and the Rhyl players conducted themselves throughout in a gentlemanly manner, which, alas, cannot be said of all players.- (,,or.
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ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The Guardians of the above Union met at their Board-room, St. Asaph, on Thursday last, B. W. Wynne, Esq., presiding. There were also present: —Rev. W. H. Williams, Bodolwyddan; Rev. J. Pugh, Llansannan Rev. W. E. Jones, Major Conwy, P.W.Torke, Esq.; T.G.Dixon,Esq., Messrs.E.W.Gee, R. Davies, J. Knowles, Denbigh E. Powell Jones, T. Winston, Rhyl; Joseph Lloyd, H. (Jleaver, St. R. Davies, J. Knowles, Denbigh E. Powell Jones, T. Winston, Rhyl; Joseph Lloyd, H. (Jleaver, St. Asaph T. Foulkes, Llechryd; J. E. Oldfield, Bettws T. Mathews, Bryn Ibod j J. Roberts, Geinaa T. Sleight, Dygerth. MONETARY. Out-relief during the past fortnight, L253 10s If d • Calls as follows:—Cwm, £ 37 Rhuddlan, ;CS55; St- Asaph, JE189. Cheques-John Jones, dEllO Edward Jones, £ 80; Robert Roberts, E60. Balance due to the Union in account with the treasurer, Y,1877 Os 2d THE HOUSE. Number of paupers in the house, 140 corresponding period last year, 115 vagrants relieved, 111 against 87 same period last year. THE CHILDREN. Were brought up before the Guardians, and from answers given by the officials all appeared well. There are a large number of boys and girls now in the house. MAINTENANCE. A letter was read from John Roberts, Ty Coch, Llansannan, saying that his means were very limited, his occupation being a dealer in rags," and things were very bad in consequence of the depre ssion in trade. An order of Is. per week was made. Three brothers, Robert Hughes, John Hughes, and Isaac Hughes, wrote to the Guardians, informing them that they were willing to contribute some little towards their parents' support.—The relieving-officer was called in, aud said Isaac Hughes was receiving from 25s to 30s per week,as a labourer in LiverpooIrin the timber yard of Mr John Roberts, M.P., Bryn- gwenallt.—The other two brothers were not in such good circumstances.—The Guardians made orders as follows:—Isaac Hughes, Is 6d; Robert Hughes, Is; and John Hughes, 6d., per week. THE SCHOOLMISTRESS A communication was received from the Local Government Board approving of the schoolmistress (Miss S. J. Jones) and were pleased to hear that she was performing her duties to the satisfaction of the j Guardians. THE NURSE. A commuuication having been received in reference to the nurse, she was called in and informed that her months trial was up, and in answer to the Chairman whether she was willing to stay, she said yes, only the wages are little.The Chairman: We cannot say anything on that matter now.—The master was called up and said she had performad her duties quite satisfactory.—She then left adding" I leave it on your honour." STONE-BRBAKING. A letter was received from Mr R. Lloyd, highway serveyor, informing the Board that the Highway Board could not allow them to have any more stones at 9d per ton.—The clerk said he no doubt the High way Board let them havo stones at 3d or 4d per ton. -Mr Joseph Lloyd proposed that they get 50 tons "ur'n from some of the neighbouring quarries, which was seconded by Mr Roberts and agreed to. A MISUNDERSTANDING. The Chairman said I wish to give a word explana- tion. Mr York had made an attack on me,on account as he said, that I gave my casting- vote iu favour of some proposition in connection with the valuation of the Union, and his authority was Mr Gee. I wrote to Mr Gee on the subject, but never got a satisfactory explanation. Moreover, there was no division on the question alluded to, and no vote taken.—Mr Gee said he wrote a letter on the 12th act, asking for an ex- planation.Tlin Chairman said he never received such a letter.—The matter then dropped. THE CHAPLAIN'S SALARY. Mr Gee gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the chaplain's salary be reduced to S2 5. THE ASSESSMENT OF LLANSANNAN PARISH. Mr York again in some lenthy remarks, complained of the unfair way his parish had been assessed. It was about the smallest parish in the Union, and it was one of the first which had to come under the new assess- ment. He did not think it was right to draw lots," it was unjubt and unfair. They had never commenced fair, and the assessment committee was like a vessel without a captain.—The Chairman replied and sa.id he would be glad if Mr Yorke would come to the Board as a learner, and they would get on very well. He had spent a deal of time on the committee, and he was getting sick of hearing the attacks made—some by spleen and others by vanity.—After a few remarks by Mr Pugh this terminated the public business
SUNDAY CLOSING 3MLOVENENT in RHYL. A full meeting of delegates and canvassers of those interested in the movement for closing public houses on the Sunday, was held in Reynold's Assembly room on Thursday evening last, The Rev. Duncan Macgregor was voted to the chair. The following were amongst those present:—Mr S. Peet, (secretary), Rev. Peter Jones, Hev. S. S. Davies, Messrs. J. Roberts, (16, Queen-street) J. T. Jones, Pryce, Parry, D. Trehearn, C. Carmalt, D. Evans, C. Evans' J.Jones, (night postman) G. P. Lewis, W. Evans' Thomas Evans, 0 \1 Thomas, Griffiths, Thomas Jones, (plasterer) Henry Stuart, D. Davies, (coal agent) Owen Edwards, William Bridge Williams, T. Evans, &c., &c. The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting, and his own report which was most concisdy drawn up, and they were unanimously adopted. The town had been devided into districts in the following order, and canvassers appointed as follows:—No. 1 district, East Parade and Russell Road, with the cross-streets -Mr Owen Edwards and Mr Stuart. 2, Brighton. road, Morley-road, &c.Mr D. Davies and Mr G. P. Lewis. 3, West Parade and Edward Henry Street, Mr Pryce and Mr Carmalt. 4, High-street and Market- fitreet-One Churchman and Rev. Peter Jones. 5, Wellington-road to Pen-y-briach, Mr E. J. Jones and a Churchman. 6, Wei ling ton-road from Catholic Chapel and the side streets—Mr J. Evans, West Parade, and a Churchman. 7, Kinmel.street, Mr William Bridge Williams and Mr J. Roberts, (16, Queen-street. 8, Queen-street and Water-street, with all the courts, comprising 152 houses.—Mr T. Barrett, Mr D. Evans, Mr D. Trehearn and Mr W. Jones, tailoi. 9, Crescent-road, Abbey-street, Aquar- iam-street, &c. Mr J. Evans and a Churchman. 10, Vale-road to Sisson-street—Mr William Evans and Mr J. Parry, Alma terrace. 11, Vale-road from Sisson- street-Mr J. Jones, (postman) and a Churchman. 12, the Lower end of Vale-road, Mr O. Thomas and Mr Thomas Roberts. 13, the Hotels in the town —Major Penn, Mr E. Lloyd Williams. &c. The canvassers for the Church of England had not been appointed, and it was hoped they would be named at once. It was decided that the ministers of the various denominations be requested to aunounce that the canvassers be rece-ivel kindly and that every facility be given them in ascertaining the opinion of the town on the question of Sunday closing. After further discussion on the details of the work the meeting dispersed after giving a vote of thanks to the chairman.
said "No; Mr Roberts has already a mortgage on that property." Well I said I could not advance the money without some security. He then offered me a Bill of Sale. On that I saw my solicitor, and after an interview with that gentleman I told the debtor I would give him a further advance if he would give me a Bill of Sale. On the 9th of August I advanced £ 20 for wages; and I paid the £ 130 on the 12th August. I paid it in cash. The Bill of Sale was executed on the night of the 11th, at Grosvenor House. I then gave a cheque, and it was handed me back next morning, and I gave cash. My rents amount from 2,250 to JS300 annually and I had portion of them in hand I had nothing to do with the removal of the furniture from Grosvenor House. I first heard that the furniture had been removed on the morning of the 19th August. I took steps at once to stop the removal. I told them th were then under a Bill of Sale. I told Miss Pritchard and others so. Mr Abel Jones was not there on the 19th. I went to take charge for my brother-in-law of Grosvenor House, and the workmen employed by him. Mrs Jones went away on the 12th, and returned on the 14th, and went again on the 16th, and returned on the 25th August. I did not employ, ask, nor authorise anybody to remove furniture from Grosvenor House. Previous to the 19th I saw Mr R. Evans, and Mr J. Roberts. They asked me how Abel Jones was ? I said he was very poorly. He had gone to Anglesey for a change of air: Mr Robets asked me if Abel Jones was in trouble. I told him I did not think he was. He asked me what Abel Jones owed ? I replied by what he told me 2600 or J6700. Abel Jones told me that before he gave me the Bill of Sale. I intended to buy Gladstone House for X2,150 and then he could pay all his creditors; Mr J. Roberts knew this. He (Mr Roberts) said, I am afraid you are making a great mistake for I and my brother here (Mr R. Evans,) knows he owes more than that in Rhyl." I said I don't know it; Abel Jones said many times that it is not more than that." At their suggestion we went to Gros- venor House to make up the figures. They told me what they thought was owing and they made the valuation. They thought the debts was over X2000. I am certain, Mr Roberts asked me to send to all the creditors to see what his debts were. The circulars were sent out on the 14th August. I told Mr J. Roberts and Mr Evans that the amount of the debts came in after that I wrote to Abel Jones. I told Mr J. Roberts, on the night in question that I had a Bill of Sale for £520.- I valued the furniture at £ 600. Mr J. Roberts was afraid that one of the creditors would give Abel Jones a writ and thus have more than the other creditors. I never told the trustee that I know nothing about the furniture. In answer to his question about the furniture missing, I said I am determined to have the furniture back. It is mine under the Bill of Sale." The conversation with Abel Jones would be on the 27th August last. Abel Jones had lent me a pianoforte which I required for the use of some visitors in my house. I never told the trustee that I removed the furniture. After the witness had related a conversation that took place at the meeting of creditors he further stated I employed two boys to remove the furniture to Gros- venor House. I said to Mr W. P. Jones (the trustee), that I was going to have the furniture removed, and asked him if 8 o'clock at night would suit him. I had nothing to do with the sideboard being removed to the lumber room. I was in Anglesey at the time. By the judge—I was not in the lumber room till I went with Mr Oliver George. Mr Swetenham had confused the lumber room in Naylor's Court with Abel Jones' workshop, and this led to several questions being put. Witness brother- in-law said-I know nothing about the putting of the side board in the lumber room in Naylor's Court, and I never toId'Mr George Ryles to nail boards to the windows. I asked him on two occasions to lemove the furniture, as I would have none of it on my property. I believed there were boards nailed on the windows. I was never present in Grosvenor House while to my knowledge, furniture was being removed. Mr Swetenham said he would purposely abstain from asking witness anything about the removal of the furniture. In cross-examination witness said—I advanced £ 20 before having the Bill of Sale. I did not see the £ 70 paid to my mother-in-law. The £ 130 was paid in Grosvenor Home, and his mother was present. Some of the money went to pay for cartage, wages, &c. I swear that I told Mr Roberts and Mr Evans that I held a Bill of Sale over the furniture. Abel Jones was next examined by Mr Kennedy. He said-I was ill in August last, I received 2150 for the Bill of Sale. It is a fact I borrowed ether monies from Richard Jones. I received X20 on Saturday morning August 9th, and I gave that money to my wife. Witness was overcome in his examination,and was accommodated with a seat, and his examination suspended for a few minutes. On the resumption of the examination he said—Irecievedthe £ 130 on Tues- day the 12th. I gave the money to my wife, and I know my mother had 1;60 of it. I went away under medical advice. When I gave the Bill of Sale I had no intention of filing a petition. I know I am solvent now, and my creditors know it too. I consider the valuations in my statement are under the mark. The claims against the National Schools and Winter Gar- dens are just debts. I gave o\er £ 1000 for my furniture. Cross-examined by Mr Swetonhivii—I could not give him a second mortgage, as Mr Roberts had taken one. Richard Jones and I have fallen out over the money. Mr J. Roberts came to see me when 1 was very ill, and Mr Roberts offered to gic, me a second mortgage for jBZOO. He drew it out forXI30, and took his debt against me for the money. As I wanted the money I offered Mr Richard Jones the Bill of Sale and after he had seen his solicitor he took it. I did not authorise Worthington to send out circulars to my creditors. They were sent out without my sanction and I saw Mr Richard Jones about the 23rd of August, and he said I must meet Mr Davies at Bangor on Saturday morning, but he did not say what for. There had been a petition in bankruptcy filed against me. Mrs Abel Jones said that she was present when the money was paid to her husband. She said- My husband gave me the money and I paid JE60 to my mother-in-law. I kept the remainder for wages, and give them to Mr Worthington, the manager. I used to borrow money from my mother-in-law to pay wages. I gave instructions for the removal of the furniture, as I was afraid of the bailiffs coming in, my husband being in the county court by the Gas Company. I came home on the 25th of August and found the bailiffs in my house. By the Judge-I was not in Rhyl from the 17th up to the 23rd. Edwin Worthington in his examination by Mr Kennedy said-I was manager for Mr Abel Jones before his liquidation. The valuation of X63 for stock-in-trade is a very low one. I know that the 280 for the National School is due, and that the claim against the Winter Garden Company is a just one. I received money on the 9th of August to pay wages. If the wages were not paid the workmen would have stopped. Cross-examined by Mr Swetenham-I got no abso- lute order from anyone to send out the circulars- I sent them out on my own authority. Mr Richard Jones gave me no instructions about them, though I may have spoken to him. When the accounts came n he took an interest withlme in them. Margaret Griffith, a servant employed at Grosvenor house, was next called. She said she had received a suppoena to attend this court, from the other side. After confirming the evidence of the other witnesses as to dates she said-I moved the furniture by the instructions of Mrs Abel Jones. I never saw Mr Richard Jones near the house until he came to stop us moving the furniture. Cross-examined by Mr Swetenham—I am a fellow servant with Ellen Roberts. I remember Mr W. P. Jones coming to ask by whose instructions I moved the ftiraiture, and I replied that I would not say anything until I was forced to. I moved some furniture on Friday, the lith of August, to Miss Amos. After naming the persons who assisted to carry the furniture she said—I helped to move some things on the Sunday night. Ellen Roberts and Jane Jones was not there. Jane Jones did carry some things on the Friday night. Ellen Roberts had left her situation, and Jane Jones was there very little. I never saw Richard J ones there. He never had his coat off in the house. Mr Richard Jones had never told me and my fellow servants to tell people that Mrs Abel Jones had given us instructions to move the furniture. Mrs Jones went away on the 16th. In reply to questions by the Judge, she said that Mrs Abel Jones was not present on Friday, as she left on the 16th, (which was Saturday,) and on being asked to explain her contradictory statement the wit- ness seemed a little confused. Margaret Pritchard was next examined, and in the main she corroborated the evidence given by the other witnesses as to the removal of the furniture by the instructions of her sister (Mrs Abel Jones,) and to Mr Richard Jones giving orders that no furni- ture was to be removed. Peter Jones, joiner, sa.id he removed furniture on the loth August to Mr Williams' cow house on the East Parade. Some discussion took place between the learned counsels as to the reading of an affidavit of one Phoebe Ann Davies taken by the trustee. Mr Swetenbam objected to it being read as the witness had not been called. Mr Kennedy said her evidence had been put upon the files of the court, and he had a right to read it- The evidence was taken by the other side, and they ought not to object. The Judge thought as the evidence was on the files of the court Mr Kennedy had a right to read it. However to save time Mr Kennedy called Phoebe Ann Davies, and she bore out the statements of the other witness as to the removal of the furniture. C oss-examined; by Mr Swetenham—I heard Ellen Roberts give her evidence, and it was all false. I never saw any boxes removed. I helped to remove some of the furniture with the other servants. There was none moved on the Monday and Tuesday nights, the 18th and 19th August. This concluded the evidence, and the case was adjourned to Chester, whero it will be argued on the 6th of December next.