A way-warden He has got a better turn out" than Sir William (laughter). Mr. Storry seconded the proposal to let the salary remain at jE90, and it was carried. On being re-called, Mr. Grimsley thanked the Board for considering his salary. He was especially thankful to them, inasmuch as he had not applied for an advance. Mr. Lloyd was sorry that he could not keep on at Y,90 per annum, and he asked the Board to allow him to go to the Chairman for a testimonial, in case he should find another situation. Mr. Dixon, after a short consultation, remarked that Mr. Lloyd would certainly be allowed to ask Sir W. G. Williams for a testimonial, but the Board expected a timely notice if he intended to resign his position. MISCELLANEOUS. A letter was read from Mr. Thomas Gee, Denbigh, calling attention to a bye-road in the neighbourhood of Bodfary, but as the road seemed to be an unim- portant one the matter was deferred. A letter was received from Caroline Griffiths, Ochi Jr-Foel, intimating that she was going to sell, or ease, a lime stone quarrry at Ochr-y-Foel, and asked the Board if they would buy it. She would lease it at t35 per annum, or sell it for £500. The property was subject to X5 per annum Crown Royalty.—The Clerk was instructed to write to state that the Board had no wish to purchase or lease the quarry. A rate of 4d. in the £ was ordered to be levied for the next 6 months. This was all the business of public interest.
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. We understand that the net result of the revision as claimed by the Liberal party is as follows :— Holywell Revision Court (County). Liberal gain. Tory gain. 1. Bodfary I — 2. Caerwys 1 5 3. Holywell 19 1 4. Llanasa 9 5. Nannerch 3 1 6. Whitford 7 7. Ysceifiog 3 43 7 lihyl Revition Court (County). 8. Gwaenysgor 9. Meliden 7 1 10. Rhuddlan 13 1 20 2 Sf. Asaph Revision Court (County J. 11. Cwm 3 12. Dyserth 4 1 13. Newmarket 14 — 14. St. Asaph 8 4 15. Tremeirchion 2 2 31 7 Total 94 16 At the Borough Revision there were no claims or objections at Rhuddlan. At St. Asaph, the Liberals claim a net gain of 9 votes.
FOOTBALL. RHYL r. COPWEN. A friendly math between these clubs took place at Corwen last Saturday, resulting in a decided victory for Rhyl by 8 goals and 2 dis- puted to their opponents 2 goals. RHYL v. RHUDDLAN.—On the same day the second team of the Rhyl Cross Bones played the Rhuddlan team at Rhuddlan. Rhyl scored 1 goal and 1 disputed and Rhuddlan 1 goal. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. DEAR Sin,-A match was played last Saturday on the ground of the Rhuddlan Football Club. The Rhuddlan first eleven playing a second eleven of the Rhyl Scull and Cross Bones. The game was spirited throughout, both sides doing their utmost. The result was 1 goal each. The teams were as follows Rhyl Goal, S. Berrington full-backs, W. G. Jones (captain), and 1. Williams half-backs, J. Foulkes, J. Ainsworth, and J. F. Hughes; left-wing, John Vaughan and J. O. Jones; right-wing, F. Skeates and Edward Lewis centre, J. P. Lewis. Rhuddlan Goal, H. Miller; full-backs, E. Hughes and R. C. Thompson half-backs, E. G. Thompson, E. Morgan and W. Foulkes left-wing, A. Ll. Rowland and E. Corey ri^ht-wing, W. 1. Rowland (captain) and R. Hughes centre, R. Jones. Umpires, Messrs. H. P. Jones and W. H. Thompson. The Rhuddlan team claim the game, owing to the Rhyl team giving up play before time was called. The Sculls utterly dis- regarded most of the decisions of their umpire. It would be well to call their attention to the fact that when they choose an umpire they must abide by his decision as it is final in every case when a referee is not appointed.—Yours truly, W. H. THOMPSON.
MELIDEN: On Thursday evening last, the Band of Hope in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel at this place, held a literary meeting, under the presidency of Mr J. Williams, Gas Office, Rhyl. A large number of people—old and young-came together, and a very pleasant evening was spent in singing, reading, recit- ing, &c. Though the Band of Hope has but recently been started in this place, we are glad to state that it is in a flourishing condition, and has the support of several members of the chapel. The following pro- gramme was well sustained: Address ty the Chair- man selection, Mae'r Band of Hope yn codi," Band of Hope; competition in reciting Mae fen w i lawr," 1, H. Williams; 2, Maria Hughes; song, Dewch adref fy nhad Miss S. A. Parry; selection Y delyn aur," Band of hope competition in spell- ing, best-Lloyd Williams; song, "Casglu'r Perlau" Miss Mary A. Thomas; song, "Yr eneth ddall," Edw. Parry competition in singing the tune "Maen- twrog,"—1st, Edward Parry: 2nd, Mary Hughes; song, "Annie Lyle," Mr Thos. Parry; selection, Y pererin bach," jnembers of the Band of Hope song, Seren faclii^uos Mr Lloyd Williams ad- dress by Mr R. Llwydwyn Jones, Rhyl; competition in singing" Hiraeth y Cymro," -1 st, Miss M. A. Thomas 2nd, Miss Mary Catherine Jones song, Gwna'n fawr o dy Feibl," Miss Mary A. Thomas hymn, "0 hyn fydd yn hyiryd," Band of Hope. During the meeting a collection was made towards the funds of the Band of Hope. After a vote of thanks to the chairman, &c., the meeting closed with prayer. L AND GENERAL ITEMS.
HARVEST FESTIVAL AT FLINT.—On Wednesday, thanksgiving services were held in St. Mary's parish church, Hint, In the morning at eleven o'clock, the Rev. E. Tudor Owen, M.A.. Rhyl, delivered an excellent sermon from Hebrews iv., 9, to a large con- gregation. The anthem selected was, "Thoiierownest the year with Thy goodness." In the evening the Rev. W. Davies, B.A., Llangadwaladr, was the preacher, taking for his text St. Luke xii, 16-21. The edifice was crowded in every part. The antliem, 0 Lord, how manifold are thy works (together with appropriate hymns) was sung by the choir, Mr Taylor presiding at the organ. The church presented an artistic appearance, no pains being spared to make the decorations as attractive as possible, which were apportioned as follows: The communion, Mrs Dawson and Miss Taylor (Coleshill) pulpit, Miss Gleave reading desks, Mrs Taylor and Mr Westlake; lectern, Mrs Bower and Mrs Williams (Chester-road) font, Miss Jones window sills, Mrs Dyson. The materials used in the decorations were wheat, oats,barley,ferns, ivy, moss, flowers, and fruit. There were two beau- tifully executed mottoes, The Bread of Life," and The True Vine." Liberal collections were made at the close of each service. On Thursday evening, thanksgiving services were held at St. Thomas', Flint Mountain, when the Rev. T. Hughes, M.A., Rhyl, officiated; on Friday evening, at St. David's, Pentre, the preacher being the Rev. Grimaldi Davies, M.A., Conway. The collections are to be applied to the Home Mission fund. CONSECRATION OF HOLT CHURCHYARD.—The Bishop of St. Asaph (the Right Rev. Dr. Hughes) visited Holt on Wednesday for the purpose of consecrating the new plot of ground recently added to the old churchyard. After a service held at eleven o'clock in the church, and a sermon preached by his Lordship, a short procession, formed by four clergymen with the Vicar of the parish leading and the Bishop following, entered the new ground. Having said that it was customary from time immemorial to con- secrate such ground dedicated to the burial of the human dead, and not for the beasts who have no spirits, he declared it open for such purpose.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SERVICES.-19th Sunday after Trinity, October 23rd. Morning at 11—Service, Barrow in F anthem, "Lift thine eyes" (Mendelssohn); hymn 173. Evening at 3.15—Service, Barrow in F; anthem, 0 praise the Lord with me (Ouseley). Evening at (i.15-Chants; hymns, 141, 312, 18. Rev. W. Morton, M.A., Succeutor; R. A. Atkins, Esq., organist.—Choral services on Thursdays at 11.30 a.m., and on Saturdays at 3.15 p.m.
STATE OF IRELAND. MORE ARRESTS—DISTURBANCES. The arrests of Mr. Sexton, M.P., and Mr. Quinn, Secretary of the Land League, were on Saturday followed _t, by those of Mr. O'Kellv, M.P., Mr. Dillon, M.P., and Mr. William O'Brien, editor of United Ireland, all of whom were lodged in Kilinainham. Warrants have been issued for the apprehension of Mr. Arthur O'Connor, M.P., and Mr. Healy, M.P., who are, however, in England. A proclamation has been issued by the Government against intimidation and other unlawful and criminal practices, and the Irish people are warned against engaging in any of these, or inciting thereto, as being liable to arrest and imprisonment. A meeting to express sympathy with Mr. Parnell having been summoned in the city of Limerick, it was prohibited by the Government. Notwithstanding this proclamation, thou- sands of persons assembled, stones in vast quantities were thrown at the military and the police, which charged the people several times, the constabulary at last retiring to their barracks. One section of the mob was tired upon, and many of the rioters were arrested. At the height of the disturbance slates were cast from the roofs upon the heads of the constabulary, and several houses were wrecked. A PROCLAMATION. The Dublin Gazette contained the following pro- clamation By the Lords Justices-General and General Governors of Ireland. Monck Edward Sullivan, M.R. Whereas in many parts of Ireland an organised system of intimidation is practised, whereby divers of her Majesty's subjects, under apprehension of violence to their persons or properties, or deprivation of the neces- saries of life or loss of business, are coerced: To give up their lawful employments; to abandon their lawful occupations and pursuits; to abstain from the payment of rents lawfully due by them, or the fulfilment of other their lawful engagements; to become members of or subscribe to the funds of an association commonly known as the Land Leigae or to abstain from doing what they have a legal right to do, or to do what they have a legal right to abstain from doing. Now, we do hereby warn all persons that all such practices of intimi- datiou arc unlawful and criminal, and that any person engaging in any of such practices, or inciting thereto, is liable to be arrested and imprisoned. Dated at Dublin Castle this 14th day of October, 1881. By their Excellencies' command, W. E. FORSTER. Mr. Parnell was served in gaol with a further warrant charging him with being reasonably suspected of having since the 30th September, 1880, been giulty as principal of treasonable practices."
MR. V. STUART, M.P., ON BOYCOTTING. In giving his decision on a boycotting case at Villiers- town Petty Sessions, Mr. Villiers Stuart, M.P., concluded with the following words: As an Irishman having deeply at heart the welfare, progress, and prosperity of my country, I have seen with sorrow the liberties of my fellow- countrymen trampled under foot by a system of terrorism scarcely paralleled in any country in Europe since the days of the French Revolution. Liberty means the free- dom of a man to think and act as he pleases, and to hold what opinions he likes, and to express what opinions lie likes, and to do what lie likes, so long as he respects the rights and interests of his fellow citizens and does not disobey the law but what is the state of things that has now been established? Why, that no man dare open his mouth or express an opinion unless it is in accordance with the views of a dominant party. This tyranny descends into the smallest transactions of life. It has almost come to this, that a man must have the per- mission of the power I refer to to sell a load of hay, a sack of oats, a loaf of bread, or a pint of whisky. I call this a vile system of tyranny, and that those who keep it up are the enemies of the liberties of their country, and so far from promoting its independence, they are throwing back the national cause indefinitely, for if the party in power prove themselves such tyrants, even while a restraining influence still exists, men will ask themselves what the consequences would be if all restraining influence were removed. So far from promoting the progress of the national industries and manufactures, they are throwing the most formidable obstacle in the way of any progress, because men will fear to embark their capital in establish- ing factories if they are liable to be denounced at any moment, their factories boycotted, and their business luined. I say, therefore, that it is the duty of every patriotic Irishman, who has the liberty, progress, and happiness of his country at heart, to raise his voice and exert his influence against this pernicious system of boycotting.
AN INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES EXHIBITION. A General and an Executive Committee have been formed for the purpose of carrying into effect the resolu- tion passed at the public meeting held at Fishmongers' Hall, London, to the effect that a great International Fisheries Exhibition should be held in London in 1883. The Queen has become a patron of the exhibition, as also have the Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal Family, whilst among a strong list of vice-presi- dents appear the names of the Prime Minister and other members of her Majesty's Government. Communications have been made soliciting the aid of the Secretaries of State for the Colonies and Foreign Affairs by asking them to notify to the several foreign Governments and the governors of our colonies the aim and object of the exhibition and letters have also been forwarded to the Ambassadors representing the different countries.
MR. PARNELL IN PRISON. The Dublin correspondent of the Evening Standard has been favoured by an interview with Mr. Parnell, in which the latter states that since Mr. Gladstone's speech at Leeds he (Mr. Parncll) had fully expected he would be arrested, and that lie had previously received certain intelligence of the determination of the Cabinet. He had not attempted to evade capture, as he was aware that it would have been almost im- possible. I mentioned to him the excitement of the old retainers at Morrison's Hotel, who knew his people well and some of whom had carried him into the hotel when a boy in their arms. "Yes," he replied, smiling, "somebody pro- posed that I should get out of the back window, but I declined, as I knew the approaches were watched." He said that Superintendent Mallon had behaved with all possible politeness. Although troubled with a slight cold, he had in no way suffered from his imprison- mcnt so far, but he anticipated that any long-continued imprisonment must have a very prejudicial effect upon one of his lively constitution and active habits. He thought it probable that he would be kept prisoner for some considerable period. The arrest, or, as he preferred to describe it, the return to the policy of coercion, was, he thought, due to the misin- formation of the Government, who were under the im- pression that the League would prevent tenants with, really good cases from going before the Court. On the contrary, he said, the League had taken up great numbers of cases of every description all over the country, and his only object had been to prevent the farmers from indulging in needless litigation, when, by watching the decision of similar test cases, they would be able to judge of the views of the Court about their own cases and make agreements accord- ingly. He affirmed that lie had not committed the offences named in the warrants, and denied the legality of these doc intents.
No LESS THAN* SIX MEN bave been shot in Queen's Co. whilst on their way home from a boycotted farm. REGISTRIES OF SHAREHOLDERS.—At the Guildhall Police-court, London, Sir Thomas White gave his decision in the case of the Quartz Hill Consolidated Mining Company (Limited), which had been summoned for not keeping a register of the shareholders as required by the 25th section of the Joint Stock Companies Act. It was sought to be shown on the part of Mr. Robert Younge, a stock and share dealer, that the register was imperfectly kept but for the defence it was contended that although the list of shareholders had not been posted up in the register, the required information was contained in other books. The alderman dismissed the summons, but without costs. MAJOR CAD, V.C., R.E., the gallant defender of Rorke S Drift, is about to leave England on a tour of foreign service at Malta. THE STATEMENT that Lord Hartington will address meetings of his constituents in North-east Lanca- shire in November are declared to be premature by Alderman Snape, Mayor of Darwcn, who is the chairman of the Liberal Executive Committee for the division. SERIOUS IRISH AFFRAY IN WEDNESBURY.— A serious Irish disturbance has taken place in Beggar's- row, Wednesbury, culminating in a young woman named Sarah Moran being seriously, if not fatally, wounded. A discussion about Irish affairs took place at Moran's house, after which a young man named Yarlcy alleged lie had been robbed, and in his rage stabbed Moran in several parts of her body, inflicting terrible injuries. Varlev was apprehended, and will be charged wiih attempted luurder.
I ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH.—Present B. W. Wynne, Esq. (chairman), T. G. Dixon, Esq., Nant Hall; Rev. D. Evans, Abergele Messrs. T. Winston, Rhyl; J. E. Oldfield, Bettws; Jno. Roberts, Geinas William Bell, Rhuddlan; T. Howes Roberts, A. E. Davies, St. Asaph E. Morgan, Tremeirchion R. Davies, Llanfair; R. Davies, Denbigh J. Kendall, Bodelwyddan, and Mr Murray Browne (Poor Law Inspector). FINANCIAL. Out-relief paid during the past fortnight, 2271 cheques signed for the ensuing fort. night, £ 265. Balance in treasurer's hands, £ 749 6s. 8d. THE CHILDREN Appeared before the Board, the master and mistress informing the Guardians that all the children were well. THE HOUSE. The master reported the number of inmates in the house to be 101, as against 114 last year. Vagrants relieved, 82 corresponding period last year, 127, being a decrease of 45. The state of the house was reported satisfactory. The Visiting Committee also reported that the house was kept in order and leverything Iwas clean.—Isaac Jones, blacksmith, Tremeirchion, applied to have a boy named Robert Hughes, as an apprentice.—A letter was read from Mr P. P. Pennant giving Jones an excellent character, and adding that it would be a comfortable home for the boy.—Jones was called up, and said he should like to have the boy on trial for a month, and afterwards to apprentice him for 5 years.- The Chairman thought that a very long term.- Mr. J. Roberts was also of the same opinion.- Mr. Morgan doubted whether the boy would stay for so long a term.—Mr. J. Roberts If I was the boy, I would not stop to be a "prisoner" for five years (laughter).—The Clerk intimated that the usual term was four years.—Mr. John Roberts was rather surprised at Mr. Pennant's letter, as the man was reckoned to be a poor blacksmith.—The man was again called up, and the Chairman informed him that the Board would let the boy be apprenticed for three years, and give him 24 premium, half to be in clothing.—Jones said he would agree to that, and took the boy on a month's trial. MAINTENANCE. Richard Jones, quarryman, Llanddulas, was ordered to pay Is. a week towards his parents' support. Charles Jones, Tynewydd, Abergele, wrote a letter to the Guardians, informing them that he was quite willing to contribute something to- wards his mother's maintenance. But he thought it hard that his brothers would not give their share. The youngest of them, a chemist, had passed all bis examinations, and was in an excellent situation, but did not give a penny towards his mother after she spent all her money on him.—The Chairman said the mother ought to be taken off the books alto. gether.—The Guardians made an order for 2s a week on each of the brothers. R. Jones, 10, Bean-st., Liverpool, wished the Guardians to reduce the relief which he was contributing from Is 6d to Is, as "his father had now died. and only his mother living."— The Relieving-officer said the man was in re- ceipt of t70 per annum for lookiug after the School for Destitute Children in Liverpool.- The Guardians thought the man "well off" and adhered to their original order—Is. 6d. Mr. J. Parry Jones, Wellington-rd., Rhyl, (one of the overseers) wroto a letter on behalf of Richard Jones, Queen's Court, Rhyl, stating that the man was quite unable to contribute anything towards his widowed mother's sup. port.—Mr Winston could bear out that state- ment, as he had been told that the man did not earn above Is. a day all summer by wheeling out bath-chairs. He (Mr. Winston) knew that some ladies had contributed towards paying the arrears owed by him last year; and now he should propose that Jones be excused from con- tributing this winter, as well as from paying the arrears.—After hearing this, the Guardians agreed to Mr. Winston's proposal. ADDITIONAL GUARDIAN TOR RHYL. It will be remembered that some time back Mr W. Bell gave notice that five guard- ians be elected for the Parish of Rhuddlan- three for Rhyl and two for Rhuddlan, but the Local Government Board were not prepared to sanction it. However, from the following letter it will be seen that the Local Government Board have now agreed to the change :— Local Government Board, "Whitehall, October 19th, 1881. SIE,—I am directed by the Local Government Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ult., forwarding a return showing the popu- lation of the several parishes in the St. Asaph Union, according to the last census. The Board direct me to state that they have carefully considered the application of the Guardians for the election of an additional Guardian for the parish of Rhuddlan, and looking at the present population and rateable value of the Parish, the Board are of opinion that there are sufficient grounds for assigning an additional Guardian to it. The Board will accordingly issue an order author- ising the election in future of five Guardians for the Parish, and the division of the Parish into wards, one composing the district of the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners, to be termed the Urban ward, with three Guardians, and the remainder of the Parish to be termed the Rural ward, and to elect two Guardians. —I am, Sir, your obedient servant, "WALTER SENDALL, Assistant Secretary." The Chairman I suppose it will come into force next year P—The Clerk Yes, at the next election of Guardians. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was Mr J. O. Bury, informing the Guardians that the Poor Law Conference for North Wales will be held at Denbigh on the 28th inst.—Mr Murray Brown hoped the Guard- ians would put in a good appearance, as there were some excellent subjects for discussion. Mrs Robinson, Gemig-street, St. Asaph, in answer to a letter from the Board; said her sons were good to her and did what they could, but she thought the parish might allow her a little, considering that she and her husband had served the Board for many years.—The Reliev- ing-officer stated that she had her house rent free and 4s. 6d. a week from her sons.—The Board under these circumstances could not entertain her application. THE PRESENTATION TO MR. BEOWNLOW WYNNE. The Chairman having left the room, Mr E. Morgan said he wished to suggest that all those members who bad subscribed to the testimonial should attend at Garthewin on the 2nd of November, when the presentation will be made. —The Guardians thought it a good suggestion, and several of them promised to attend. COMPLAINT AGAINST AN OFFICER. The Chairman said he wished to acquaint the Board that Mr Henry Williams, the Abergele relieving-officer had not kept a horse since March last, and he (the chairman) was quite sure the officer could not do his duty to the paupers without providing a horse.—The officer in reply said that his horse had died, and he had incurred debt with his farm, which he thought ought to be paid before purchasing a horse.— The Chairman thought the officer ought to look to the interests of the poor paupers, rather than seeing how be could pay his debts. The Board could not tolerate such proceedings.—Mr T. H. Roberts proposed that the officer provide a horse within one month's time, which was se- conded by Mr Bell and carried. This terminated the general business, and the relief lists were then proceeded with.
,.y DYWYSOGAETE," over which the Tory gentry of Denbighshire and Flintshire have spent thousands of pounds—even to the extent of advancing £ 50 to buy the type to 'set' it up—makes its last appearance next week. It never has paid its way since it came out, though it is the only Tory and Church paper printed in the Welsh language. It is amusng to read the private aud confidential circulars flying about just now.
Whilst freely giving expression to the opinions of our corres- pondents on all subjects of public interest, we beg distinctly to state that we do not necessarily endorse any of them and are therefore in no way responsible for any statement made.
To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. DEAB SIR,-Will you allow me before leaving Rhyl to express my cordial appreciation of the ser- vices your paper have rendered, not only to Liberal Principles, but also to the higher cause of truth and righteousness. During my stay in Rhyl I have seen you again and again taking the right side at all costs, and having taken your stand you have stuck to it. As in other papers, so in yours, things have ap- peared which I could not endorse, and in the heat of party strife statements have no doubt been made, which a calmer judgment might modify, or even reverse. But such faults are incidental to all public advocates. At the same time, you have, with even handed fairness, given reports of all the various de- nominations and political divisions in the community. The energy, pluck, and principle displayed by you in exposing the wrong and defending the right has often called forth my admiration. If I have the smallest influence with my fellow Liberals I would beg of them consider how much they owe to your paper, and how wise it would be for them to rally around it, and extend its means and general efficiency. If properly supported, your paper should become one of the most powerful Liberal organs in North Wales. In speaking this, I am in no way depreciating the services which other newspapers are rendering, but circumstances have thrown me into contact with yourselves and your paper more intimately than with the sphere of others, and as I have seen and believe so I speak. Will you allow me through you to express my deep gratitude to all sections of the community for their vary great sympathy with my efforts to do good. From time to time strictures have been published against me chiefly of the anonymous order. I have never replied. Any public man who cannot bear sharp criticism should go into private life, and I have lived long enough to see most of them, who were my sharpest critics, become my warmest friends. I carry with me the most pleasant memories of a five years' residence in Rhyl. If I ever visit it again I hope to find it enjoying the prosperity which the intelligence and energy of its people so amply merit.—I remain, dear sir, yours truly, DUNCAN MACGREGOR. Rhyl, October 20th, 1881.
LOCAL BARDS AND SUNDAY CLOSING. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. SIR,-Our poet and literary man," has put forth all the powers of his versatile talents to oppose the Sunday Closing Act, and it was patent to every one that he favoured Sunday tippling, but I was surprised to find his name appended to a Sunday Closing Song" that fell into my hands the other day. The composition is set to the air of the Jingo anthem We don't want to fight," and is as devoid of good taste and poetry as the original words of that soul- stirring meledy. Diffug chwaeth YIl irir, fardi. Pardon me for trespassing on your space.—Yours faithfully, Vox.
THE GROSVENOR FAMILY. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. SIB,—Mr Hanmer's letter in your paper of last week has a value of its own; but it in no way touches the testimony of Mr Pennant as to the manner in which the Grosvenor family acquired their mineral rights in Flintshire, and consequently does not affect the question I wrote about. It shews, however, that the full time has come when landowners in their own interest should ask Parliament to pass a law for the compulsory registra- ting of title deeds. I assume that my estate is my own, and that if I should happen to die suddenly without making my will, the estate (if in land) would go as a matter of course to the heir at law; but if I happened to be a careless man, had never troubled myself about my title deeds, and did not even know what deeds I had, or should have, a clever knave might cause long and costly,' litigation to the serious prejudice and injury of my innocent successor, whereas if all title deeds were registered in Chancery, it would require a vast deal of lawyering, before a false claimant could gain a foot-hold to start with. Put we require something more than that, viz., the proper proof of descents from a given ancestor, before a person is allowed to assume arms. John McThormat finds no difficulty now in becoming John Mostyn, Esq., and with the change of name to assume the armorial bearings of the ancient race which gave dignity to the old Cambrian surname. The well- known II hedge herald is quite prepared to demon strate upon a pedigree, made to order, that McThormat descended from Noah in the direct line, and that he was of the Howel family as he is to prove that Mr Bug has aright to assume the Howard name and arms if he only advertises his intentions to do so in the Gazette." The MoThormats and the Bugs of this day are so numerous that for every single Mostyn or Howard you meet with in the "Landed Genty," you will find a thousand of the former, and that is why the present age is called the genteel one, as predistin- guished from the gentle one of the last century. We do not suffer so much from this plague in Wales, as our English friends do, for the old laws of descent from a chief, a lord, or a head, continue to bo regarded by us as the correct card, and our Hanmers, Mostyns, and Pennants, are as well-known to us in a fustian jacket, as are the heads of these races in their coronets and finery; but, inasmuch as we too are being touohed by the Norman fever, and Esquires, are more common than blackberries, 'tis as well that our Jones's and Robeits's should be protected by their ap'" as the Saxon "gentles" should be preserved in their integrity. The man Jones is far more to be honoured for his honesty, than Johnes for his wealth, and of that, I am sure, for the best of books tells me that a good name is bettter than precious ointment. B.W.F.
THE LYING SPIRIT. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. Sin,-I was one of those present at the lecture by the Rev. Duncan Macgregor, and heard the remarks about the Advertiser. I was therefore surprised to read that the Journal had so perverted what was said. I believe the report was written wilfully to mislead the public and with a desire to create ill-feel- ing between parties. I am astonished to find what little regard for truthfulness is shewn by the contri- butors to your contemporary.—Yours, &c., ONE WHO WAS PRESENT. [We are quite accustomed to the abuse of our Tory contemporary. An apostate seldom has any respect for what is right and true.—ED. ll. A.]
RIIYL. Next Thursday, being the appointed day to hold thanksgiving for the harvest services in the different places of worship in the town, will be observed as a general holiday. A CONCERT will be held next Saturday night, at the Arcade, for the benefit of Mr Robert Pritchard, Mill Bank, when an attractive programme will be gone through. Mr Pritchard, who is both a bard and a musician, has been ill for many months, and we trust that he will be favoured with a crowded house'' on Saturday night. We are glad to understand that some of our fellow townsmen have taken steps to present the deserving officer, Acting- Sergeant Denson, with a testimoniol on his removal from Rhyl to Northop. It was in- tended that the presentation should be made at the Alexandra Hotel on Monday last, but the promoters were of opinion that several who would be happy to show some slight token of regard to Mr Denson had no opportunity of doing so because the movement had been kept comparativly private, and they decided to postpone the presentation until Monday week. GOOD TEMPLARS.—On Tuesday evening last, the Elwy (Welsh) Lodge of Good Templars celebrated their anniversary with a social gathering. At six o'clock a large number sat down to an excellent tea, accompanied with ham, seed-cake, &c., in the school- room adjoining Clwyd street Chapel. The tables were presided over by the following rnemberi :-Miss E. Davies, Wellington road; Miss E. A. Ellis, Elwy cottage; Miss J. Evans, Queen street; Miss M. Parry, Crescent road Miss K. Roberts, Wellington road Miss M. E. Middleton, do. Miss Jones, 152, Wellington road; Miss Evans, London house, &c. It is not too much to say that the friends deserve great praise for the excellent way in which the tea arrangements were carried out, everyone being well looked after. After tea had beeu enjoyed, the com- pany wended their way to the Lecture Hall, where a social meeting was held. The chair was occupied by Mr Cornelius Evans, who delivered a very practical address. The following programme was then gone through :—Song, Mr R. E. Williams address, Mr James Thomas duett, Messrs John Jones (post office) and Evan Jones; recitation, "Gwraig y meddwJn," Mr Robert Lloyd; address, Mr John Profit, senior; socg, Mr Richard Couway Williams; address, Mr l T. C. Amos; address, Mr J. Johnson Thomas com- petition in extempore speaking, subject—" Elfenau llwyddiant Temlyddiaeth Dda," best, Mr R. Conway Williams, of this office; song, Good night." Mr Evan Jones. On the motion of Mr R. Llwydwyn Jones, a vote of thanks was given to the ladies who had the charge of the tea arrangements, and for their readiness in carrying them out. It is very pleasing to add that the Order has made some progress in our town during the last few months, and it is hoped that those persons who have joined the Order will be faithful to its principles, so as to lessen the tide of drunkenness in the town.-Cor. AT the fortnightly meeting of the Local School Attendance Committee on Tuesday last, the chair- man, the Rev. Duncan Macgregor, tenderedl his resignation as chairman, and in doing so said that he had taken great interest in the work, and had met with uniform courtesy from all the members. Mr. Wm. Wynne proposed that a resolution be entered upon the minutes in expression of the high esteem of the chairman, and acknowledging the valuable ser- vices he had rendered in the cause of education since he had become a resident of Rhyl. Mr. P. Mostyn Williams seconded the resolution, and bore personal testimony to the usefulness of the reverend chairman. Each of the members spoke to the resolution, which, we need hardly say, was unanimously carried. The chairman briefly replied, and the meeting terminated. WE understand that a Christmas Tree and Bazaar will be held on the 20th of December in aid of the funds for the proposed new church in Wellingion- road. The following have undertaken stalls —The Misses Richardson, The Vicarage; Mrs Rowland Thomas, and Miss Mannix. Miss Mannix hopes that the friends who have kindly assisted her on former occasions will this year render her their hearty sup- port. Miss Mannix' catholic and Christian spirit has won for her the admiration of all sections of the com- munity, and we have no doubt she will receive the support she now solicits. THE Pier Pavilion has been fairly patronised during this week, and on Thursday Mr John Williams took his benefit, when Mr Newsome's company gave the tragedy of Hamlet."
THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT. MORE CONVICTIONS AND THREATENING TO ENDORSE THE LICENSES. At the Broughton Petty Sessions, on Thursday, before W. H. Gladstone, Esq., M.P. (in the chair), and W. Hancock, Esq., Elias Riley, landlord of the Queen's Inn, Saltney, was summoned for keeping his house open for the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday, the 2nd inst., in contravention of the Welsh Sunday Closing Act.—Acting-Sergeant McBride said that at half-past seven on the evening of the day in question he saw seven men inside drinking. He told the defendant that that he was surprised to see him open his house on Sunday, to which defendant replied that it was by the advice of his solicitor he opened, and that he was not defying the magistrates.—Riley now told the court that he did not wish to break the law, but he was given to understand that no proceed- ings would be taken against him until another case already heard would be settled in a superior court. He understood that the magistrates' clerk had told Mr Richards, of the Anchor hotel, Saltney, Mr Evans. of the Prince of Wales, and Mr Jones, of the Neptune, that there would not be any proceedings taken against them.—Mr Kelly (the magistrates' clerk) said that was not correct. The police must do their duty he had nothing to do with it.—The defendant said he had no desire to break the law, but this was a ques- tion of law, and he did not see why he should not keep open as well as others.—Mr Kelly said they would all be summoned. He handed to the Bench a letter which he had received from Mr W. H. Churton, solicitor, Chester, who was unable to appear, and the defendant remarked that it was by Mr Churton's advice he opened on the Sunday.—The Chairman said the defendant stated that he did not wish to break the law or defy the magistrates, yet he knew what the court declared the law to be at the last meeting. —Defendant said there had been many cases decided in Wales besides those at Hawarden.-The Chairman But you must look at what the law is here.—Defen- dant: But I was under the impression that Wales was Wales (laughter). It is a difficult question to settle, and when I heard it was being taken up to the Queen's Bench, I thought I was entitled to open in the meantime.—The Chairman But you must bear in mind that there is such a thing as law in the meantime, and until the case is determined by the higher court the law is as we have determined it at the last petty sessions. We dealt leniently with the cases before us then, because they were brought for the purpose of raising the question, and the question having been raised, there is no excuse for you now. You have to await the result, and in the meantime the law is what we have declared it to be. So long as it is the law we must have it respected. We shall fine you 10s. and costs, and we shall deal more severely with any future cases. We shall not hesitate to endorse the licenses.—Martha Gregory, of the Ferry House Inn, Queen's Ferry, was also summoned for having her house open on Sunday, the 20th Sept., and as she did not appear in answer to the summons. eh 9 was fined 20s. and the costs. P.C. Langdon said he found thirteen men drirking on the premises.
1ST FLINTSHIRE AND CARNARVONSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. "C" (Rhyl) Company's Orders for the week ending 28th October, 1881. Saturday, Oct. 22 Blank firing at Mostyn at 3.30 p.m., in plain clothes. Monday, Oct. 24 Company drill at Rhyl at 7.30 p.m. Thurs- day, Oct. 27 Squad drill at Mostyn at 7.30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 Squad drill at Rhyl at 7.30 p.m. In consequence of the unpropitious state of the weather on Saturday, the 15th. instant, the prize slicoting was postponed until Saturday, the 29th of October. Rules as to distances, kc., may be seen at the armoury. Shooting will commence on that day at 11 o'clock, and men must attend in uniform. There will also be blank firing S. Lloyd and 1. E. Roberts successfully passed their examinations as Sergeants on Monday, the 17th inst. (Signed) W. WRIGHT, Major commanding "C" Company. Rhyl, Oct. 21st, 1881.
IT is difficult to estimate sufficiently the aggressive power of love and kindness. Mathe'.e Da venport. SYSTEMATIC AND IMPULSIVE CHARITY.—I remember once seeing a circumstance mentioned in the paper, where, it appeared to me, that a great uninten- tional injustice had been done to very worthy people. A man had won the Derby. He stooil champagne on every side to everyone who would partake thereof. Not only that, but some one suggested that he should give something heavy to a charity, with which sug- gestion I believe that he complied. Then the news- paper writer went on to say that you often found in the patron of the turf a liberality which you would not meet in professedly benevolent and Christian circles. Now to this I demur. A man, even of large fortune, who makes beneficence an active duty, cannot do the sudden liberal act of another who has just won XIO,000 or £20,000 on the Derby. Let us suppose the extreme case, which, however, is not so uncommon, that he habitually sets aside one-tenth of his income for pious and charitable use. Such a man finds at the very beginning of his financial year that his tithe is abso- lutely mortgaged, that he has given away to the very limit of his strength, and that he cannot meet any new demand without surrendering some object to which he is mentally pledged, or incurring some further sacrifice which is really beyond his means. Then the unre- flecting observer, who has never practised himself in reading between the lines, terms a man who has per- formed a sudden act of solitary munificence so exceed- ingly liberal, and condemns the man of unobserved, punctual, persistent goodness as being in comparison illiberal and mean. Happily the man of quiet unobtru- sive charity has never accustomed himself greatly to regard the world's praises or blame. I believe that of all virtues justice is the last and most difficult to be learned, and the habit of reading between the lines is the most valuable auxiliary in moral training.—London Society. IF an editor, sitting by the side of his Angelina on the sea-shore, asked her to allow him to kiss her, what newspapers and periodicals might she name in her reply? Let there be no Observer, no Spectator neither let there be any Record of it; Chronicle it not, lest somebody either Telegraph or Dispatch a Messenger to my Guardian, and I receive a Graphic letter by the Morning Post, or my brother himself, as the Family Ilerald, come over Land and Water by the Daily Express, and with the pugnacity of an Englishman, Punch your head like Fun. But rather wait till Nature is about to seek repose when the Queen of the night illuminates the Field with her Lamp. Then, in a sweet Country dell, s:;fe. from chaff of Funny Folks, free from the fear of Public Opinion, and from any Advertiser of our love—then, in Truth, I will yield you my Hand and Heart, and you may kiss me as many Times as the waves beat against the 1lock, for no Echo shall betray us to the World, nor disturb the even motion of this Globe. Then, indeed, shall the Fountain of your love burst forth, and your vows be greater on the Tablet of my heart; and, with the sound of Wedding Bells ringing in my ears, I «i, oi something to add to the Daily News of my .1'. f,t1a!p' •>3
FLINTSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Court House, Mold, on Tuesday last, before a full Bench of magis- trates. J. Scott Bankes, Esq occupied the chair, and the other magistrates present were-H. R. Hughes, Esq. (Lord Lieutenant), the Rev. T. W. Puleston (Worthenbury), the Rev. R. H. Howard, W. Keates, Esq., T. [Griffies Dixon, Esq. (Nant Hall, Prestatyn), P. Pennant-Pennant, Esq. (deputy- chairman), R. V. Kyrdre, Esq., R. C. Webster, Esq., Edward Peel, Esq., Col. Roper, P. A. Llovd, Esq., W. B. Buddicom, Esq., W. H. Buddicom, Esq., and R. Frost, Esq. POSSIBLE DANGER TO THE PRIME MINISTER. The minutes of the last sessions having been read and confirmed, Mr. Scott Bankes said it had been recommended by the Home Office that extra police should be employed during the winter months to protect the Prime Minis- ter of England, who would spend the greater part of the time at Hawarden. There had been a correspon- dence between the Government and the Chief Constable of Flint, asking for an increase of four constables to be temporarily appointed and stationed at Hawarden during the winter months. That appointment the committee were disposed to recommend. The Home Secretary would be conferred with, and if it was done half the expense would be borne by the Government, but at the same time he (Mr Scott Bankes) felt that in consequence of the expense being put upon the local ratepayers for a matter not only necessary to to them but in the estimation of a great many people necessary to the country at large, they ought to be repaid in full by the Government, for it was the Prime Minister of all England they were asked to do this for. It should be an act of the whole country, and not Flintshire only (hear, hear). A magistrate remarked that it was not a country squire they were asked to protect, but the Prime Minister of England. THE MOLD PRISON AGAIN. The matter of the claim upon Government with respect to Mold Prison had given rise to differences of estimate between the Government and the county, and it was resolved to ask Sir William Harcourt to have the matter submitted to arbitration. COUNTY LOANS. With reference to the proposal to borrow £ 3,000 on county loan, the Clerk of the Peace stated that he had been in communication with the Commissioners, who were willing to lend the sum at 5 per cent. for a period not exceeding 20 years, and the Messrs Salter, of London had given them loans at four per cent., one per cent being the cost of the transaction. The total indebtedness of the county at the present time was L17,626 13s. 4d., upon which there was a yearly interest payable of £890. The oldest debt was on account of the Militia Barrack, and was contracted in 1856, of which there remained;C160 to be paid off in 11882. There was a new loan in 1858 on the same account, of which the remaining X80 would be paid in 1883. On the lunatic assylums loan of 1863, £ 640 remained to be paid in 1893. In 1867, X9633 6s. 8d. was borrowed on account of the prison; and in 1869 a second loan was obtained of X3333 6s. 8d., and this in addition to the police superanuation fund, for which £2440 was obtained from the bank by order of the last court. It was decided to consider further upon the matter of the new loan. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. Mr. Peter Browne reported that during the year ending Sept. 29th, 81 indictable offences had been reported and 61 persons had been apprehended, of whom 47 were" committed for trial, as against 71 offences, 46 apprehensions, and 34 committals during the previous year. The number of persons proceeded against summarily had been 1,649, of whom 1,441 had been convicted, as against 1,758 proceeded against and 1,565 convictions in the previous year. Of the 1649 proceeded against 211 were for assaults, 352 for drunkenness, 382 under the Elementary Education Act, 92 for larcenies (under the Summary Jurisdiction Act), and 48 for vagrancy; as against 241, 356, 397, 98, and 68. During the year 1 ser. geant had died, 1 constable had been dismissed, 3 had resigned but the vacancies had been filled up, and the force was now complete in numbers. THE LUNATIC ASYLUM. Upon the recommendation of the committee it was resolved to rant a farm of 60 acres in connection with the Lunatic Asylym at the rate of £ 3 per acre. MAIN BOAD ACCOUNT. The Chairman stated that the total sum to be paid on this account, including the Government share, was JE578 10s. 3d. THE COUNTY AND POLICE RATE. The county rate and police rate were the same as last year, namely, Id. and td. in the pound. This concluded the business of the county. TRIAL OF PRISONERS. The court sat for the trial of prisoners on Wednes- day. The justices upon the bench were J. Scott Bankes, Esq. (chairman), P. P. Pennant, Esq. (deputy-chairman), Rev. T. Z. Davies, Rev. Walter Evans, P. B. D. Cooke, Esq., John Henry, Esq., W. H. Buddicom, Esq., P. A. Lloyd, Esq., E. Thompson, Esq., C. P. Morgan, Esq., and Edwin Morgan, Esq. THE CHARGI. The Chairman, in charging the grand jury, said he was sorry he could not congratulate them on the lightness of the calender, as there were nine prisoners for trial, and several were of fairly good education. Referring to the Welsh Sunday Closing Act, he said that measure was passed in accordance with the ex- pressed wish of the ratepayers and publichouse occupiers in Wales. Now that the Act was passed and there seemed to be some difficulty about it, every- body wanted to turn. As far as the Act was concerned he thought they were justified in giving the disputed words the signification which the Legislature intended provided that they did not straiu their meaning. He warned offenders against the Act within the jurisdic- tion of any court over which he presided, that in any infringements of the Act in future he would inflict a heavy penalty if he could get his brother magistrates to agree with him. SENTENCES. Frcdcrick Bird, butler, for stealing X47 7s. lOd. together with a cheque and foreign coin, belonging to Mr J. Scott Bankes, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced by the deputy-chairman to 18 months' imprisoumeut.— William Trice, labourer, for stealing four fouls, at Mold on the 11th of August last, the property of S. A. Jones, was found guilty, and there being prior convictions recorded against him, he was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude. Ellis Jenkins, 46, farm labourer, for having stolen from Ann Jones, of Overton, a ham and a bag, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months' imprison- ment.— John Jones, 24, collier, pleaded guilty to having at Bagillt on the 15th September, stolen a mare valued at £ 25, and also a saddle and bridle and bit, the property of Robert Foulkes, and was commit- ted to gaol for twelve months with hard labour.— John Williams, 33, joiner, for feloniously breaking into the house of William Lee, at Mwdwleithin, with intent to steal, also pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to twelve months'imprisonment.—Anne Williams, 47, for stealing a 11 nnel petticoat, the property of Daniel Lee, Back Kane, Holywell, on the 2rd of September, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to prison for six months.—John Thomas, 34, butcher, was found guilty of having stolen at St. Asaph, on the 21st September, five sheep, the property of John Kerfoot, and was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment. Mr A. P. Williams prosecuted, and Mr Ignatius Williams defended. NO TRUE BILL. William Hughes, 48, and George Hughes, 25, colliers, of Bagillt, surrendered to their recognizances on a charge of having on the 3rd September, unlawfully, knowinly, and by a certain false pretence attempted to obtain from the Bettisfield Colliery Company the sum of ninepence, with intent to cheat and defraud. The grand jury threw out the bill. THE APPLICATION BY LLANASA PARISH TO BE DISANNEXED FROM THE HOLYWELL HIGHWAY BOARD. Mr Ignatius Williams (instructed by Mr H. A. Cope), addressing the court, said that an application had been made at the previous Quarter Sesesions on behalf of the parish of Llanasa to be disannexed from the Holywell Highway Board, and which application the Court had respited to the present Sessions. Now, however, the petitioners had withdrawn their applica. tion, and he (the learned counsel) was instructed to ipply that the court should direct that the unsuccessful petitioners should pay their own costs as well as those of the Board. An order of the court on the subject was under the present state of the law essential, otherwise the Board would be obliged to pay not only its own costs, but also those of the unsuccessful peti- tioners.—Mr A. P. Roberts (instructed by Messrs Louis and Edwards) resisted the application ard argued that the whole costs as well of the petitioners as of the Board, should be borne by the Board out of its district fund, to which each parish within the district contribut a quota proportionate to its assessable value.—After a long legal discussion the court ordered that the costs of the Board connected with the appli- cation up to and including the adjournment on the last sesssions should be paid by the parish of Litn-isiL.
The Sale of BOOTS 6c SHOES is nuw g> iug ou at 7, WELLINGTON CHAMBERS, RHYL.