SAINT ASAPH ADJOURNED PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY, September 26th.-Before Captain Rowley Conwy and E. Morgan, Esq. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Patrick Cummin was charged with the above offence, but did not appear. A warrant was issued for his apprehension. P.C. (40) Williams charged William licberts with being- drunk and disorderly at St. Asaph. A warrant was issued for the apprehension of defendant. Sergeant Parry summoned Ellis Roberts with being drunk at St. Asaph. Fined 10s., with 7s. costs. The case of assault by Edward Knowhs upon Thos. Morgan, Cwm, was settled out of court. ASSAULT. Bridget Barnes was charged with assaulting Sarah Davies at St. Asaph on the 21st of last month. De- fendant pleaded not guilty. She came into court late.—The Chairman Why did vou not come before r -DefendaDt I am sorry I am late.—The Chairman Get in the box you very near had a warrant issued. —Complainant stated that on Thursday last she was coming from her house when defendant met her and "tacked" her on the street, and abused her very much. She was afraid of her, and wished to be pro- tected.—Defendant Did you not encourage my hus- band to go to your house to spend his money in drink r—Complainant No, I did nothing of the sort. It was your husband's fault if he got drunk.—A little girl, named Lizzie Durkey, on being asked what it was to tell the truth, replied "Defend God and not tell a lie." She said she saw defendant strike the complainant twice.-Defendant said she merely struck her in self-defence, us she was calling her names.— The Bench thought it a trumpery case and dismissed it. MAINTENANCE. On the application of Mr. Chas. Grimsley, Clerk to the St. Asaph Union, a summons was issued against Richard Green, of Liverpool, to show cause why he should not support his parents, who were in receipt of parish relief. SERIOUS CHARGE OF SHEEP-STEALING. John Thomas, butcher, Bodelwyddan, was charged with stealing five sheep, the property of Mr John Kerfoot, Yaynol Bach, on Thursday, the 23rd Sept. Mr Edward Roberts appeared to prosecute and Mr Wm. Davies (Messrs. Davies and Roberts) defended prisoner.—Mr. Roberts, in opening the case, said it was expedient for him to give a few facts of the case. It appears that prisoner was a brother-in-law to the shepherd, and therefore he was placed in rather a delicate position. On Wednesday last Carruthers missed six sheep from his master's flock. He went down to Mr. Fisher's,and found the sheep slaughtered, which had been sold to him by the prisoner. The skins he (Carruthers) would be able to identify. —William Carruthers, Glanmorfa, St. Asaph, said,- I am a shepherd with Mr John Kerfoot. The sheep were in Kinmel Park (Flintshire). Those sheep were marked by me-marked with this key end and circle (produced). I lost five sheep on Wednesday night. I have lost 16 sheep altogether. I went to look for them. I reported the loss to Mr Kerfoot on Friday. I know the prisoner at the bar. lie lives at Bodel- wyddan, about a mile from the Park. He has lived there for about three years, and he had an opportunity of seeing the sheep. I have not seen the prisoner in the park. I never sold any of master's sheep to him. It is not true if it has been stated that I sold any of my master's sheep. The skins produced I can identify with the letters J. K. and a circle. -By Mr Davies I have been with Mr Kerfoot. I have lost sheep 6 years ago. 1 never found the other 16 lost last Thursday. I found five at Plas-y-Meifod at Henllan. I never lost 10 at one time. The sheep were in Kin- mel Park on Wednesday last. I saw them on Tuesday, 108 altogether, which were to go to Manchester. I left 339 in the Park, and they were marked similar to them. I take my oath that they were four of one lot, and one of the other. I did put an additional mark on them thre,3 weeks ago, on all the 108. I did not put the mark on any more. 104 have gone to Manchester to-day. I have never sold any sheep for Mr Kerfoot. The sheep I lost on Wednesday were the last lot. I missed 14 sheep on Monday previous. I found the loss on the Wednesday morning. I lost 14 on Mon- day, two on Wednesday, and 30 on Thursday. I found 15 on Thursday, four on Friday, and five in St. Asaph.—Mr Davies: Can you tell me how many out of the 108 had the red mark ?—Witness Out of the 20 lost on Thursday four had the red mark. On Wednesday two were lost, but I do not know whether those were marked red. I mentioned the loss to all the people in Kinmel Park.—By Mr Davies Why did you not tell your master of the loss on Thursday ? —Witness Because he was away from home, and I thought I might find the sheep by Friday. I remem- ber being at Glasgoed, but I cannot say whether the prisoner was there or not. The last time I saw the prisoner was on the lOtli Sept at the Cross Foxes Inn. I did not meet prisoner on the 16th, nor did I tell him I had some sheep to sell. I never agreed to give the prisoner the sum of £ 7 for the sheep. He never paid me some money on account. I did not hand the sheep over to prisoner. I saw prisoner at a public-house last Friday week, but nothing was said about paying for sheep.- By Mr Roberts: I never sold any sheep for my master.—By Mr Davies Did vou suspect prisoner Witness Not then.— By Mr Roberts Had you any conversation about selling your master's sheep ;-Witness: None what- ever. —By Mr Davies I had some conversation about the sheep being lost-that war, all.-By Mr Roberts You swear that you did not say anything about sell- ing-your master's sheet) \Vitnes; I 'o.—Mr John Kerfoot said I am a IALTSSX Jffid RC&tio Viiysol Bach. I also occupy Kinmel Park. I had some 300 or 400 sheep in the park up to last week, which were in the care of the shepherd (Carruthers). I have sold 108 to go to Manchester. They were marked with a little red raddle on the back. I have seen the skins in possession of Sergeant Parry, which I identify as mine. Carruthers reported to me the loss of 16 sheep on Friday morning. I went to Mr Fisher's on Fri- doy, where I found the skins marked with my name. Fom- cf them belonged to the 108 sheep that were to go to Manchester.—By Mr Davies: The shepherd told me nothing whatever of five sheep lost on Thursday. Friday at noon was the first time for me to loose the sheep. He never reported before or after that he had lost sheep, except the 16.—By Mr Ro- berts It is the shepherd's duly to count the sheep. —By the Bench Are those skins yours r—Witness Yes, mine and my father's.—R »e Fisher, butcher, St. Asaph, said—I carry on business there. I know the prisoner by sight. 1 have had some transactions with him. I met liim early last week at the station and* had a conversation with him. I asked him whether he had any sheep he could sell me, and referred me to some he had on Plas-yn-Cwm land, which I said would not suit me. Prisoner then said he had sheep elsewhere that would do for me. I bargained for five sheep at 9d. per lb. The sheep were slaughtered at my shop. They were broaglit to my place on Thurs- day morning last. I do not look at the marks on the sheep, but hunt after the quality of the meat. I have not seen the prisoner since I bought the sheep till to-day. I have not paid for them, as prisoner owed me some money. — Cross-examined by Mr Davies I did agree on price. He told n:e he had sheep at Plas-yn-Cwm, which I said would not do. Prisoner brought them to my shop on Thursday morn- ing.-haac Vaughan, assistant at Mr l ishcr's, Haid I know the prisoner. He brought five sheep to my master's slaughter-house on Thursday morning at 6 o'clock I asked him why he brought them so early, and he replied that he wanted to go to Glas- goed. I do not know where lie brought the sheep from. The skins produced are the same as those on the sheep that were slaii,litered.Seigeaut Parry was next called, and said—From information I re- ceived that sheep had been stolen I went to Mr Fisher's slaughter-house and found the skins pro- duced, and from what I heard I apprehended the prisoner and charged him with stealing the five sheep belonging to Mr Kerfoot, Vaynol. He replied "I did not steal them, but I may have bought them under value. I will not now name the person I bought them from, but may at another time." On the 24th I was in the passage of the police station lighting the gas, when prisoner asked had I been to "Yaynol, to which I replied that I had. He then made the fol- which I replied that I had. He then made the fol- lowing statement—" It was from the shepherd I bought the sheep. We agreed on the Sth of this month. He brought them to meet me at the upper lodge. I took them to Plas-yn-Cwm. On Monday last I sold them to Mr Fisher, and on Wednesday I fetched them from Plas-yn-Cwm. Finding it was too late for the slaughter-house, I took them to Elwy Jones' yard, and on Thursday took them to Mr I Fisher's. Carruthers has been with me for the money, that his master had asked for them; butfl had not got any money in my pocket."—Carruthers was re-called and in answer to Mr Roberts, said the pris- oner's statement was a lie.—Mr Roberts said that was the case for the prosecution.—Mr Davies said no doubt the Bench had made up their minds as to the case. It will be for them, from the evidence which they had heard, to judge whether there was a prima facta case, such as to send his client for trial.—The Bench We aie of opinion that there ib a case, and must send prisoner for trial.—Mr Davies applied for bail, but tho Bench declined to allow it. On the charge being read over, prisoner pleaded "Not guilty." lie was committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions. This was all the business of the court.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. MEETING OF THE RHYL AUXILIARY. On Monday evening the annual meeting of the Rhyl Auxiliary Branch of the above society was held in the Boy's National Schoolroom, under the presi- dency of the Rev. T. Richardson, the vicar, and the Rev. G. T. Birch, Wrexham, attended as a deputation from the parent society. There was a good attendance and the different speakers were listened to with great attention. After a hymn had been sung the Chairman got up amidst great applause and said while not a few of those that were present in person or in spirit at their last year's Bible Society meeting had been gathered home and called up higher, they, through the good hand of God had been spared once more to see the anniversary of their local auxiliary of that great society—the British and Foreign Bible Society. They were permitted once more by their prayers and con- tributions to help forward what might without exaggeration bjgdescribed as the most glorious cause that could engffge the attention of men or angels in this their fallen world, the dissemination of God's truth, truth without any mixture of error as to its source, and, so far as the imperfection of the human channel, through which it is conveyed, would admit, undiluted truth still, the pure water of the river of life, welling fortIl from beneath the throne of God, wherever it flowed and in proportion as it freely flowed. The great event of the year, as regarded their English Bible, was, undoubtedly, the long-ex- pected publication of the Revised Version of the New Testament, and most thankful ought they to be who believe that the whole Scriptures, as inspired by God, is profitable, that wide as was the range of scholarship and varied as were the schools of criticism and the theological training and bias of the different members of the company of revisers, so few alterations had been made, which, even taken separately, could be appealed to as casting a shadow of doubt on any of the great truths held dear and sacred by them as members of the Bible Society, held dear by all true Christians who regarded the Bible as the great stan- dard of doctrine and the final court of appeal (ap- plause). And, though some of them, in comparing the old and new versions, wore old-fashioned enough (and he confessed himself to be one of the number) to believo that, taken for all in all, the old is better than the new." They were not ungrateful for much additional light thrown on the sacred text in different parts, while they greatly prized the strong subsidiary evidence which the high scholarship and searching criticism of modern times had thus contributed to the genuineness of the divine oracles. The discrepancy indeed between the two versions in point of substance was infinitesimally small. As St. Paul said of Titus, so might the revisers of 1881 say of the revisers of 1611—" walked we not in the same spirits ? walked we not in the same steps r" There was, in fact, a homo- geneous, a family likeness, about the whole of the inspired volume which was altogether unmistakeable altogether inimitable. Men had oftened try to imitate it but had signally failed. Witness the spurious gospels, witness the Koran, witness that latest and most miserable abortion, the Book of Mormon. No, diversified as are the gifts of the many writers of the different books from Genesis to Revelations extending over a period of thousands of years, the same divine spirit has been breathing through one and all. With one voice they proclaim man lost and ruined by the fall, redeemed by a mighty Saviour, and renewed by the Holy Spirit of God. The weapons too which they use and the results of their testimony, believed and received into the heart, have been the same in all ages and in every conditions of life. Whether it is Isaiah, expounded and opened up by Philip the deacon to the mind of the Ethiopian noble- man, or Peter addressing a penticostal gathering of Jews at Jerusalem, or Paul preaching at highly 9 cultured Athens, voluptuous Corinth, imperial Rome, or in the inner chamber of the prison of Philippi, in each and all of these cases it is the same sword of the Spirit that was employed, the same Gospel that was the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believed. And it is so still. Wherever, in the present day, men were turned from darkness to light, from the power of Satan iiil-.o God, there tho word of God iu the hands of the Holy Spirit was the instru- ment, and the results were the same. Not long ago a lire broke out in a Japanese prison which continued about a hundred prisoners, and these men, instead of trying to cscape, as maloia^t irs naturally would and could at such a time and opportunity, all to a man helped to extingush the flames and remained where they were. This led to an inquiry as to the cause of such strange, unexpected good conduct and high prin- ciple on the part of men, many of whom were probably desperadoes in crime, and it was discovered that, one of their number had been entrusted with portions of the New Testament in Japanese, and that he had not only been deeply impressed himself, but had also so deeply impressed his fellow-prisoners by reading those blessed fragments of God's holy word, that not a man of them would attempt to evade the claims of law and justice, that one and all proved themselves to be law-abiding citizens, whatever they once had been (applause). Was there not something in such a case parallel to that at Philippi, when the prison doors were open, and the apostle had to quiet the fears of the terrified jailor, saying, do thyself no harm, for we are all hear" (cheers). And what should they say of themselves ? If they were Chris- tians indeed were not they too living monuments of value vf J.Vo Z>io)e If they nacl ot as the word of men but as it is in truth the word of God which effectually worketh also in us that believe." And if so, were they not debtors to those who ha I teen less highly favoured than themselves, debtors to their own countrymen who might be still unsiipp'ii' d with that word, debtors to the heathen, debtors to the many tribes of mankind, for whom that great society provided the bread of life in such large abundance (applause' As they had therefore received the giff., even so l a them minister the same one to another go.rl stevarJs of the manifold giaee of God. Freely we have received, freely let us give. remembering that "it is more blessed to give ih n to receive," and that to whom much has been given of him much shall be required" (applause). Mr Arthur Rowlands, town clerk, hon. secretary of the ilL,\ 1 auxiliary, was then called and gave an abstract uf the local report for the past year. The collections were as follows :by Miss Price Roberts and Miss Roberts, Grove place, t28 15s 6d. Miss Ansdell and Miss Campling, £ 12 15s. Gd.; Misses Edwards. £ 7 2s. 6d. Mrs Williams, Bedford street, and Miss Williirr.s. Elwy villa, £ ."> 7s 8d Miss Davies, Gwynfa \i!i and Miss Jones, Maesgwilym cottage, £ 3 I.)s. Messrs John Griffiths, Albert villa, and E.' Roberts, Llys Aled, t2 19s. Id. total, £G1 5s. Sd. against £;j8 7s. 3d. the previous year (applause). With a balance in hand from the sale of Bibles and Testaments at the depository, the committee have voted the sum of X65 as a free contribution to the parent society (applause). He regretted, however, to state that they owed a debt of about £ 30 for books, but he believed that they were solvent taking into account that the stock in hand was valued at £ 40. The secretary drew special attention to the Bible boxes which may be had gratis by applying to him, for offerings in schools and families. They were he said, elegant little boxes and worthy of the best place in our homes (cheers). The proceeds from the boxes for that meeting were from Master Edwin Jones 6s. 9d. Mr R Jones, 6s. 3id. Miss Walton, 2s. Id. Miss Ada Mills Williams, West Parade, a". ;jid.; Master Harold Rowlands, Is. 7d. Mi E. Lloyd Williams, Is. 3 £ d. total, Cl Is. ad. In conclusion he earnestly hoped to receive more demands for Bible boxes and next year the results would be far more substantial (appiause). The Rev. John Williams proposed "that the report now read by the secretary be adopted and printed for circulation. Also that the best thanks of this meeting be given to the collectors for their exertions in behalf of the society during the past year, and that they be earnestly requested to continue in office for another year and said that the friends' faithfulness was something proverbial. He felt proud of the members of the Church of England—they had been by far the most faithful towards the Bible Society. He felt ashamed of the lack of interest taken by the Noncon- formists in this matter. Where, he asked, were the ministers (hear, hear). Every exertion ought to be exercised in that great work of distributing the Bible (applause). The Rev. J. J. Williams in seconding the above Resolution said that Wales was a Bible country. The chairman had referred to the revised edition of the Testament. If the English translation had been as good as the Welsh one they would not need a revised edition (hear, hear). He would urge them to do all in their power to further the interests of the society. There were several natious who had never heard of the Bible. If all the people who had not heard of the Bible were to join hands they would extend around the wfcrld 600 times. There were few heathens who did not know of God. Their idea was that when they played to one image the prayer would be I transferred to another of a higher grade, and so on until it reached the chief God, but they had nevei heard of the true Mediator, but having Bibles placed in their hands they would know of the great Mediator Jesus Christ (applause). The Deputation then addressed the meeting and in the course of an able speech referred to the immediate connection of the Society with Wales. Everybody, he said, had heard of the little girl's tears bringing about the society. Whatever movement went down in Wales the Bible Society would always stand (ap- plause) He then complimented the Rhyl Auxiliary upon the handsome sum devoted to the Society and said, that through their contributions, Rhyl had helped to supply Bibles of 215 languages to different nations. In speaking of the missionary societies Mi- Birch said they could do nothing without the Bible, and this Society sent out the stream of truth and the missionaries invited people to drink (cheers). He then compared the work done by the Society during the last year and the year of its first formation and referred to the great work of the society at home and abroad. The rev. gentleman cancluded by endorsing the adoption of Mr Rowland's report. The Rev. David Roberts (Congregational minister) proposed the next resolution (in Welsh) Thtt this meeting having heard the interesting address by the deputation, desires to acknowledge with deep thankfulness to the Almighty God, the wonderful operations of the British and Foreign Bible Society, at home and abroad and, having regard to the vast opportunities still before it for extending the know- ledge of God's Word, appeals to all who love the Bible for sustained and increased support" (applause). Mr. Roberts said that the Bible was always near the hearts of the Welsh people, and that their translation would compare favourably with any other—it was a known fact that translators often referred to the Welsh version when translating the work to any other language. But it was of not much importance in which language the Bible was in. it was the same in all languages (cheers). The Bible was a glorious work, and they were remarkably fond of it. It had done inestimable good in all countries. It improved everything it came in contact with (appltuse) -and they could never say too much of the good done by it (cheers). He hoped that the day was not far dis- tant when the Bible would be in the hands of all men. Let them do their utmost to bring this end about (applause). The Rev. Mr. Lees, of Macclesfield, an old suppor. tor of the society, next delivered a spirited address in the course of which he gave a touching account of the good done by this society and missionaries in South Africa, and what had come under his immediate notice. The Rev. J. Williams proposed that the thanks of the meeting be given to the president, officers, and committee of the Rhyl auxiliary, for their valuable services during the past year, and proposed several gentlemen as president, officers, and committee for the ensuing year.—This was seconded by Mr. P. Mostyn Williams, and carried amid great applause. Rev. J. J.Williams proposed a vote ofjthanks to the Vicar for presiding, and the deputation for his address, which was seconded by Mr. Edward Roberts, Llys Aled, and carried. After both gentlemen had briefly responded, the President offered a prayer and the proceedings ter- minated. Collections were made during the evening.
CHURCHES IN THE RHYL DISTRICT. FROM BYE-GONES IN THE Oswestry Advertiser. DISERTH. Disertli is a small village distant about four miles south-east from Rhyl. The situation is a romantic and sequestered one at the base of several hills on the east. The little Church lies on the cast bank of the brook or rivulet which, rising in the noted sprinir, or well, Ffynon Asaph, about two miles eastward, flows to the village, there forming the celebrated cascade, and thence going westwards, falls into the river Elwy. The Church is a restored edifice, and it is difficult to say what were its original features or date of erection, but judging from the sepulchral crosses in the inter- ior, one of which has letters of the 14th century, and especially from the fine erect cross in the churchyard, figured in Wcstwood's Lapidarium Walli<e, it must originally have been of very early date, 8th or 9th century. All we can say of it now is that the restored windows are of early plain decorated sera, with alter- ations in the perpendicular and Tndor ages. At the west end is a simple bell t urret and one bell, a modern porch on the south, the nave and chancel of one pace with a slight break. There is a kind of aisle or chantry chapel on north of chancel, and a similar one on the north of the nave, both separated by a pointed decor- ated arch. The great feature of the Church is the per. pendicular east window of five lights and minor upper divisions. In this is stained glass which, by the old English letters used in the inscription, is of 16th cen- tury work, but there is no date. It is called a Jesse window, but it appears rather to represent our Lord's genealogy from the kings of Judah. There is ample room at the base for a recumbent figure of Jesse, but this is now filled by a patchwork of broken fragments. The central figures of each light are crowned and gor- (reoi geously robed kings seated, and figures of ancest ors of our Lord on either side. In the central light is a king" and Joseph at his side, above David playing on his harp, and above him the B.V.M. holding the Saviour and surrounded by an aureola of glory. The colours are exceedingly deep and rich, and the design and execution are much more artistic than the window of similar d-,to (1533) at Llanrhaiadr-in-Cinmeich Church. At the restoration of this church the slabs of the floor were cut and made to fit into the present pave- ment. Consequently, very many old stones have been mutilated and destroyed either entirely or partially. The niogt ancient are five sepulchral cross-slabs with floriated ornamentation and a svrord on each, no doubt the memorials of ancient inhabitant of the adjacent ruinous castle, and probably great warriors in their time. In the chancel floor is a slab which had an inscrip- tion in capitals round the verge, now illegible, and on the face— DOROTHY RELICT OF WILLIAM MOSTYN ESQVIER omIT. I NOVR. 1681. Another slab with the verge inscription illegible in which the word MOSTYN can be alone deciphered, and on the face a portion of another imperfect inscription. EPISCOPI ASAFHEN SEPVLTVSf FVIT VICESIMO TERTIO FEBRVARII ANNO DOM 1637. On a shield below is a lion rampant sculptured, and below that (in capitals) — William Mostyn of Rhyd esqr. died 6 November 1678 aged 26. In the vestry floor. MARIA VX WILLM AP EVAN FVIT SEPVIT 17 DIE .AII ANNO D'NI 1609. E. H C. On slabs in the churchyard in capitals. Hie jacet Thomas ap Edward ap David ap Robert qui obiit mortem 21 Januarii 1589. Dynma lie y daiarwyd corph Edward Jones yr hwn a fu farw. y 23 o dachwedd 1636 aga aclawnid i dlodion y ddisserth 21 per annum admuudi finem Hie jacet Edwardus. The rest broken off. Harry Lloyd of Rhyd Gent 25 June 1638 Hugh Lloyd 4 October 1664. Henry'Lloyd of Rhyd gent. 2 March 1688. Robert Hughes of Rhydissa Gent. 30 September 1720 aged 47. Inscription ill:gible 1580. Ane Lloyd daughter of Hugh Lloyd of Rhyd Gent. 6 December 166-3. Mary Lloyd daughter of Henry of Rhyd Gent 1703. Robert Hughes 1721. Edward Jones of Comb. 1676. William Hughes of Llowerllyd Gent. 17 March 1635. William Lloyd Gent. 25 July 1691 second- brother of John Lloyd of Gwrych in county Denbigh. In the churchyard are three old yews, under which are two old altar tombs with a rounded cave or arch over, said to be those of Lloyd of Gwrwch. The stone is of a very shaly nature, and so all inscriptions have perished. At the end of one is a shield of many quarterings, but all nearly broken away except the first quartering, which is two lions passant in pale with a rose for difference. This would indicate a Hanmer, a descendant of a seventh son. W.A.L.
THE Rev. Jotin Morgan, B.A., Kecior of Denbigh, has been appointel by the Chancellor of the Diocese of St. Asaph a Surrogate for giauting Marriage Licenses.
RHYL COUNTY COURT. BEForE HORATIO LLOYD, Esq., JUDGE. YESTERDAY (Friday).—This court was an exceptionally heavy one consequent upon there being no courts during August. 1 here were 200 new plaints issued, besides a number of ad- journed cases and judgment summonses. The undefended cases were heard before the regis- trar, R. F. Sisson Esq. NOT A TENANT. When the list of judgment summonses were taken there was an application for one against, R. Jesson, by Ed. Webb & Son, on a sum of £19. Mr Ed. Webb said that defendant ought to be able to pay k5 a month. He had a large house in Crescent-place and seemed to have had a fair share of lodgers during the season.—De- fendant said that he was simply managing for his brother. Neither was he in a position to pay. He was out of a situation and had been for six months. He had asked Mr Webb to let the matter rest until he obtained employment. —Plaintiff said that the landlady had told him last night that the agreement was signed by R. Jesson, and he should like to call her.—Mrs Williams, Crescent Hotel, on being called, said that she never told Mr Webb that the agree- ment had been signed by R. Jesson. It had been signed by James Jesson, who was her ten- ant.—Plaintiff: I should like to have that agreement produced.—His Honour said that he had called a witness, and must abide by the evidenee of the witness, though it put him out of court.—Plaintiff thought that it was from a want of will that the money was not paid.- His Honour wanted proof that defendant was in a position to pay, and adjourned the matter till the next court. Mlt. HANMER AND HIS BAILIFF. Jacob Samuels asked His Honour to allow him fresh summonses against Mr C. J. Hanmer. He said that that gentleman, as he had evidence to prove, could go to his shop and put sovereigns on the floor and dared him (Samuels) to take them. His Honour.—What do you want ? Another judgment summons ? Samuels.—Yes, sir. Judge.—I can't allow that. You have obtained a commitment order, and Mr Hanmer has been to prison. I cannot do anything more-the power is exhausted. Samuels.—Yes, but that was for contempt of court. His Honour.—Exactly. For not complying with the order of the court. It did not clear the debt, and the judgment holds good, what else do you want ? 0 Samuels.—Can't you advise me what to do? His Honour.—I do not give advice. You had better go to a solicitor. A CLAIlf FOR APPLES. Edwin Williams sued Robert Davies for 5s., being a balance for apples sold and delivered. Verdict for plaintiff, to be paid in one month. AN OLD STANDING ACCOUNT. E. Williams, Rbuddlan, sought to recover the sum of jE6 15s 5d, a balance of a debt contracted in 1873, from H. Jones, market gardener, Rhyl. Mr Davies defended. The defendant denied the debt. He said that he had bought potatoes off the plaintiff for a certain price, but when the bill came, it was for more than the agreed price. A dishonoured bill for los was also a part of the transaction, and His Honour in giving verdict for plaintiff said that that could not be taken to consideration ns it was so old. Defendant had paid 28 instalments on account, and certainly if there was an overcharge, it ought to have been rectified before. Therefore he would give ver- dict for L6 2s 5d, with costs. A DISHONOURED NOTE OF HAND. Joseph Lloyd. St. Asaph, sought to recover £ 60 from William Evans, lodging-house keeper, East Parade, Rhyl, being the amount of a note of band given by defendant to plaintiff, but not met. Mr Allen Lloyd, Ruthin, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr W. Davies, defended. The case had been before His Honour at St. Asaph, but had been adjourned for the production of certain documents.—Verdict for plaintiff. AN INTERPLEADER CASE. In this case Mr Bernard Parry was execution creditor, Mr Robert Warren the claimant, and H. M. Perry the defendant. Mr Bell appeared for the claimant, who claimed £.1,, being amount duo for rent and money lent, and Mr W. Davies for the execution creditor. Mr Bell said that the claimant had purchased all the goods (including defendant's shirts, singlets, I I drawers, &c.,) in March last, for £25, for which a receipt was given, and Warren gave evidence in support of this. Warren was cross-examined at length by Mr Davies, and he further said that when the receipt was given no money passed, except that the defendant had actually at the time paid the claimant £3 or £ 4.—Mr Davies, in concluding the case, said claimant could only sue for four weeks, as the tenancy was a weekly one, and that he had not proved his claim to the goods.—His Honour said that the claimant pro- duced a receipt signed in March that he had purchased the goods, and then in August he, as landlord, set up a claim for these very goods for tni,78 nnarters' J'}Jt v'. £ 20), as the goods of H. M. Perry. Ee gave judgment for the ciaruT^t for R2 (four weeks rent) and the execution creditor would take his money out of the funds in court. A CLADr FOR GARDENING. In this action Robert Pierce, gardener, St. Asaph, sued Mr Robert Jones, of the Dudley, for 14s for four days work at the garden. —Defendant said that the claim was an over- charge. He paid 93 into court as the amount he thought was due to plaintiff.—After evidence was called His Honour said that he thought enough had been paid into court, and gave a verdict for defendant. A WARNING FOR SERVANT GIRLS. Maria Williams sued Evan Wynne, Min-y-don, East Parade, for kl 3s 6d wages due in lieu of a month's notice. Defendant was engaged at the rate of LO a year, and His Honour found it almost impossible to reconcile the statement of the plaintiff with the amount sued for, and she seemed equally unable to en- lighten His Honour on the subject. Defen. dant had paid ID3 into court and said that he was compelled to send plaintiff away on account of her neglecting doing her duties.—Hia Honour gave a verdict for defendant, saying that he hoped it would be a warning to young women that they could not do as they liked. A DISPUTE BETWEEN LANDLORD AND TENANT—A CLAIM FOR A QUARTER'S RENT. Mr. William Williams, builder, West Parade, sought to recover £ 10 from MrF. R. Harrison, in lieu of a quarter's rent. Mr. William Davies appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Louis (Messrs. Louis and Edwards, Ruthin) appeared for the defendant. In his opening statement, Air. Davies said that defendant had taken a house in Cobden Terrace frcm Mr. Williams about 5 years ago, and since that time had given notice t.) quit yearly. The last notice he gave was in October last, but some time in March or the beginning of April be re-took the house at a rental of 940 per annum. In April be sent a letter repudiating the new agreement and left the house on the 1st of May, and refused to pay a quarter's rent. Mr. Williams had, in consequence of this, missed a chance of letting the house. Mrs. Ellen Williams, plaintiff's wife, stated that in the last week of February she went to Mr. Harrison's house and saw himself and Mrs. Harrison and the children. In course of a conversation she asked Mr. Harrison if he was going to remain in the house after May or not. Mr. Harrison said that it all depended upon Mrs. Harrison. On being referred to Mrs. Harrison she said she thought of remaining. Witness pressed for an answer that evening as she wanted to reply to an application by a lady for the house. After leceiving the answer she straightway went to deliver it. By Mr. Louis—She was quite sure that that visit was paid in February. She admitted seeing a letter from Harrison, stating that he was going to leave in May in accordance with the notice he gave in October. The key was taken to her house on the 30th of April, but she refused to take it. Mr Williams said that shortly after his wife had seen Mr Harrison he met that gentleman in the street, and he asked him if he was clearly to understand that he was going to stop in the house after may, and Mr Harrison replied in the affirmative, his business was increasing, and he thought he would remain. He made a proposi- tion to Mr Harrison to the effect that he had a smaller house on hand, and he (Mr Harrison) could have that. He replied that he could not answer until he bad consulted with Mrs Har. rison. In a day or two he saw Mr Harrison again and he said that Mrs Harrison would not think of leaving the house. He put the question emphatically to him, Are you going to stop ?" and he answered Yes." Early in April he (Mr Williams) receive a letter from Mr Harrison asking for a To Let" paper to put in the window, as they were compelled to go at the expiration of the notice, as he had purchased some property. He was astounded when he read that letter and went to see Mr Harrison, and gave him a good blowing up." By Mr Louis—He received the letter early in April. He did not reply to it in writing, but went to see Mr Harrison personally. He was quite clear thrt Mr Harrison said that he was going to remain. Nothing was said about a new agreement or fresh terms. Harrison had tried to leave the key at his house. Mr Richard Lewis was next called bat did not seem to know anything respecting the matter, though he had several conversations with both Mr Williams and Mr Harrison. This being the case for the plaintiff, Mr Louis thought there was nothing to answer. But His Honour was of opinion that Mrs Williams' evidence proved a prima facie case of withdrawal of notice, and it had better be replied to. Mr Louis then contended that there had been a misunderstanding all through and called- Harrison, who denied having had any conver- sation with Mrs Williams—it was carried on between her and Mrs Harrison. He was busy writing letters and he could not be bored with Mrs Williams. He was quite sure that he did not say that his wife should decide whether they remained in the house or not. He also denied that Mr Williams had asked if he was clearly to understand that he (Harrison) was going to remain in the house after the notice. He never retook the house after the notice to quit bad been given. Shortly after sending Mr Williams the letter asking for a "To Let paper he met plaintiff who said that he had acted very shabby. Subsequently he was asked if he was going to remain in the house and he said that that would depend upon letters he expected, and he never pledged himself to take the house after May. He took the key to Mr Williams' house on the 30th April, and put it on the dining table, but Mrs Williams threw it after him. Mrs Harrison was next called and said she remembered Mrs Williams calling at their house, but was perfectly-sure that Mr Harrison took no part in the conversation—in fact Mrs Williams never addressed him. Fredricka Elizabeth Anne Harrison corro- borated her mother's statement as also did Richard Harrison. That was the case for the plaintiff. His Honour said that he could not help believing that the version of the case given by Mrs Williams (wife of the plaintiff) was the one that was most probable. Though the prepon- derance of evidence (as far as the number of witnesses was concerncd) was in favour of the defendant still the weight of the evidence seemed to bear out the statement of thJ plaintiff Defendant had every year since he had been in the house given notice that he was going to leave but had always withdrawn it, and this year by the evidence he had done similarly so what was plaintiff to do? His Honour believed that defendant bad practically withdrawn the notice and if any confirmation was wanted it would be found in defendant's own letter of the 1st of April, in which he says "Will you please to send me a to let' paper, as 1 find that I will have to leave the house, having bought a place which is empty." Up to that time Mr Williams had been led to believe that the notice had been withdrawn. Judgement for plaintiff with costs. A TIPPLING CLERGYMAN. In this case Mr Robert Lloyd, of the Mostyn Hotel, sued the Rev Valentine Blake Evanson, a clergyman of the Church of England for RII 17s 8d, £13 Is 10.1 being for a dishonoured ehequc, and the balance for goods supplied. Defendant, who resides at 2, Marine Terrace, Prestatyn, was represented by Mr W. Davies. Plaintiff's book was produced, and it shewed that defendant had bad about half a dozen brandies and sodas previous to going to bed, and on the book the entry was brandy and soda," brandy and soda," half a dozen times over, then followed the entry bed," and His Honour remarked that it was quite time to. Champagnes were also supplied to a great extent.—Mr Davies objected to the brandies and sodas, and I; is Honour said that they could not be charged under the Tipling Act, so £1 9s was deducted on this account. His Honour asked if lie (the defendant) was aoing anytmng now, and Mr Davies saiJ Ac ?Vf,s supplying for a clergyman who was on his holi- days. Eventually a verdict for £10 15s was entered fcr the plaintiff, and on Mr Davies' application that the order be for instal- ments of tl a month, His Honour said, "No, such a man deserves no favour, and should pay what is due, and not give cheques that would be dishonoured." A PARDONABLE ERROR." Peter McMahon, dealer in silver and electro- plated articles, Llandudno and Brighton, sued Messrs. Ainsworth and Jones for the sum of £ 17 5s. 9d., a balance of account alleged to be due to him on silver-plated goods and other articles entrusted to defendants for sale, and sold by them. Mr. S. R. Dew, Bangor, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Wm. Davies represen. ted defendants. Mr. Dew, in his opening speech, described the case at some length, and called upon The plaintiff, who said that after some cor- respondence with Mr. J. D. Ainsworth he made an arrangement with defendents for the sale of electro-plated and other goods in a shop in High street, Rhyl, in the beginning Z!1 y 11 of summer last year. The agreement was for 5 per cejit. commission on all goods sold. Goods were sent to Messrs Ainsworth and Jones for sale and they were advertised under that firm's namo and under their control, and he (plaintiff) looked to them for the money. The sales were continued up to the end of September. He ap- plied several times for the returns of the sale and the accounts were sent, but they were in- accurate. He then went to Mr Ainsworth for an explanation. Mr Ainsworth read the pro- ceeds of the sale from his own book, and he plaintiff entered them in a memorandum book. The accounts sent by defendants did not tally with the memorandum. In the account rendered of the sale held on the 27th July showed two items-one of £5 13s 3d, and the other 96 12s 9d. Mr Davies-I beg your pardon the first item is f:5 18s 3d. Mr Dew—We have taken it for £5 13s 3d. It is not written legibly. Witness (continuing)—Sales of July 29th, account rendered £ 7 15s, book £7 12s 2d Aug. 12th, account rendered £2:2 lls; book, £ 22 lis (id. Sept. 15, account rendered, t4. 8s 6.1 book, £ 5 Os 2d August 31, the defendants had de- bited themselves 6d too much. In addition to the goods entrusted to defendants for sale,goods to the value of 1;11 18s were sent to Mr Pearson, Devonshire Lodge, on the instruction of Mr Ainsworth, and appeared in the book as being sold. His Honour looked through the accounts and found that the defendants had debited them- selves with that amount. £ 5 5s had been paid into court, the £ 11 18s had been accounted for and the mistake of five shillings made by the plaintiff in the accounts of July 27, made up the amount claimed, and of course the case utterly collapsed. The account of Messrs Ainsworth and Jones fully tallied with the accounts sent to plaintiff, who had evidently made the mistake. After His Honour had given judgement for Defendants, Mr Dew remarked that the mistake of his client was a pardonable error. Several other cases of less importance were dealt with, and others adjourned until the next court.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SERVICES.-16th Sunday after Trinity, October 2nd. Morning at 11—Service, Clark in G; anthem, "In thee, 0 Lord" (Tours). Evening at 3.15-The Litany anthem, Blessed be the Lord (Wesley). Evening at 6.15-Chants; hymns 254, 169, 343. Rev. William Morton, M.A., succentor; R. A. Atkins, Esq., organist.—Choral Service on Thursdays at 11.30 a.m., and on Saturdays at 3.15 p.m. ORDINATION.—At a general ordination held by the Bishop of St. Asaph in his Cathedral Church on Sunday last, 25th instant, Mr. Willoughby Carter, B.A., Keble College, Oxford, was ordained deacon, and the following, by letters dimissory from the Bishop of Bangor, were admitted :—Deacons David Davies, B.A., Jesus College, Cambridge; Richard Evans, B.A., University College, Durham; William Jones, St. Bees' College Robert Richards, St. Aidan's College Owen Jones Thomas, St. David's College. Priests Rev. Thomas Jones, St. Bees' College Rev Cadwgan Price, B.A., Lincoln College, Oxford. CONCERT.-On Friday evening last a concert was given by the I I Roberts' Family (Mr. John Roberts (Alaw Elwy) and his seven sons), which, we are sorry to say, was but poorly attended, which we doubt not was owing to its not being advertised in the usual way. Hundreds who would have been glad of the opportunity of hearing this talented family knew nothing whatever of the concert taking place. In a musical point of view, the concert was a decided success, and the few that were there had certainly an instrumental treat not often afforded them in these parts. Where all did well, it is invidious to particu- larize,but we cannot refrain from mentioning specially Miss Winnie Wood, a vocalist of great promise, and who sang with charming effect the well-known song Excelsior," and we are sure if this talented com- pany would visit St. Asaph again they will receive a very different reception, if they will only make it known that they are coming. GIRLS FRIENDLY SOCIFTY.-The annual festival of this branch of the above society, which includes the parishes of St. Asaph, Bodelwydddan, Bodfari, Rhyl, Caerwys, Cefn, Cwm, Dyserth, Llanasa, Rhuddlan, Meliden, and Tremeirchion, was held at St. Asaph on Thursday last. The members, numbering about 200, met at the Palace, and at 3 p.m. went in procession to the Cathedral,where a special service was held and a most excellent address was delivered by the Rev. E. Tudor Owen, M.A., Rhyl. There was a large congregation, including the parents and employers of the girls and others interested in the society. After service the girls and many friends were invited to an excellent tea by Mrs. and the Misses Hughes, of the Palace.
RHYL. A SINGULAR ACCIDENT. On Saturday last an accident happened to a four year old boy, the child of John Jones, labourer, Vale Road. It appears that a waggon belonging to Mr Williams, Phoenix Works, Rhuddlan, loaded with about a ton an a half of iron, was being driven to the town, when the little boyran towards it, and by some means or other his arm got entangled in the whoel, completely locking it, and stopped its revolutions over about five yards. When the man in charge of the waggon saw the boy's perilous position he stopped the horses, and pulled the child's arm from the wheel. The little fellow did not seem to have suffered any injury save a few bruises and a scratch or two on his arm. THE TIER PAVILION. —Mr Bosco gave his farewell entertainment on Thursday night. The plaee was crowded, and the enterlaiaient was as pleasing its it was varied. Almost all the the professional talent in the town took a part, and Punch and Judy's was not the least appreciated by the audience-in fact it received the best share of approbation. Mr Car- ruthers' performance on the trapeze was highly appreciated, as also were Bosco's feats of legerdemain. Of course it is unnecessary to say anything about Mr McFarlane his songs are always well received. Last night Mr Newsome's well selected dramatic company occupied the stage, and in future the pier entertainments will be under the management of that splendid comedian. THE PROMENADE IIA.ND.-The engagement of Mr Gilding's band terminates to-day, and we feel assured that the inhabitants of the town generally will en. dorse our sentiments when we say that the band has given entire satisfaction. Mr Gilding desires us to convey his heart-felt thanks to the public of Rhyl, and the Board of Commissioners especially, for their kindness and courtesy towards him during his stay in our town. THE WELSH WESLEYANS of the town will hold their annual preaching meeting at the Brunswick Chapel to-morrow and Monday, when sermons will be delivered by the Revs John Evans (Eglwysfach), London, and Edward Humphreys, Manchester. A PICNIC PARTY of the lleullan church choir visited Rhyl on Thursday, and we understand that a most enjoyable day was spent. OUR STRETS are thronged each evening with young persons of both sexes. It is very unfortunate that the town does not possess a literary institute of any kind-not even a reading room, where the young people of the town could-pass their evenings in a more profitable manner. MR McFARLANE, the popular baritone, will take his benefit at the pier pavilion on Thursday next. The programme will be an attractive one, aud several local amateurs will take part in it. ARCADE was occupied for three evenings this L week by the ;ZC2:ts Family of Welsh harpists, who were well patronised by eltte of the town.
Errs's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.—" By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which gcvern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well- selected Cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctor's bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitu- tion may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency of disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame. Civil Service Gazette.—Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in Packets labelled—"JAMES Errs & Co., Homoeopathie Chemists, London."—Also makers of Epps's Chocolate Essence for afternoon use. HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.-For the cure of debility, bile, liver, and stomach complaints this inappreciable medicine is so well-known in every part of the world, and the cure performed by its use is so wonderful, that it now stands pre-eminent above all other remedies, more particular for the cure cf bilious and liver complaints, disorders of the stomach, dropsy, and debilitated constitution. A course of these diges- tive Pills painlessly but surely regulates the organs of digestion and acts most beneficially on the secretory excretory organs generally. They expel from the secretive organs and the circulation those effete and morbific matters which produce inflammation, pain, fever, debility, and physical decay-thus annihilating the virulence of the painful and devastating diseases. IT HAS IIREN DKCIDKD to hold a domestic sani- tary and scientific exhibition in Brighton in December, and the Earl of Chichester has been appointed presi- dent. One of the features of the scientific branch will be the competitive exhibition of electric light. SOME 200 FIBMS have already taken spaces for the forthcoming Brewers' and Licensed Victuallers' Exhibition. Several of the most eminent brewers and prominent members of the various trades oonneoted with that of the licensed victuallers have promised the gathering their earnest support. SONGS AND SPRECHEs.-Sir Stafford Northcoto has more faith in good songs than speeches. In acknowledging the receipt of a political song sent him from Sheffield, the right hon. gentlemen writes: T. iere wtoo a wise man of old who said, Give me the leaking of the people's songs, and I will give you the making of their laws.' I certainly accept the doctrine so far as to believe that good songs will do a great deal more than speeches." A FARMER NAMED GRANGER, in attempting to Etop a runaway horse at Darlington, was dragged along, and was so injured that amputation of the leg was necessary. THE TOTAL NUMBKR OF VESSELS LATTNOHBD at West Hartlepool this year is twenty-one, the largest number launched in any similar time. All have been steamers, and most of them of large power.