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COLWYN BAY. The quarter session of the Clwyd and Maelor Good Templars was held at the Cal- vinistic Methodist Chapel in this place on Tuesday last. A private meeting of the members of the order was held in the after- noon. Delegates were present from Denbigh Rhyl, Abergele, Llanddulas and Colwyn Bay. The following represented the Elwy Lodge, Rhyl:—Messrs J. Evans, (52. Wes: Parade, (who presided), II. Eiwards, (Elwy Street J. Love Jones; and R. Jones (secretary Encouraging reports were received from all the lodges in the district. At the afternoon meeting Bro. H. Edwards, Rhyl, read a very able paper on a subject decided upon at the previous quarterly meeting held at Rhyl. In the evening a public meeting was held, under the presidency of Bro. John Evans. The attendance was not large, owing to a great extent to the p tor my an-i wet state of the weather. Addresses we;e delivered by several of the delegates, and the meeting it is believed will leave a good im- pression on the neighbourhood. The next district lodge will be held at Denbigh in February.—Cor. ♦"
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ST. ASAPH PETTY SESSIONS.'
ST. ASAPH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before Major Birch, R. J. Sisson, Esq., Rev. R. II. Howard, aud Edwin Morgan DKUNK AXD DISORDERLY. James Gallagher charged by P. C. Williams was fined 10s with 10s costs for being drunk aud dis- orderly at Penrhewl on 17th of September. Samuel 1'i/aglut>?, charged by P. S. farry was fined 7s fid aud costs for a similar offence committed iu Lower Street, St Asaph, on the 13th of September. ALLEGED ASSAULT ON THE POLICE. — MISTAKEN IDENTITY. Cornelius Pie-ec, Jowph Roberts and WiWam Roberts, all of Waen, St Asaph, surrendered'to their bail s on the charge of assaulting P. C. Edward Jones, Prestatyn, P.C. Adams, Newmarket, and Acting-Sergeant Nelson, Caerwvs. Mr C. W. Bell appeared for the police officers, and there wera also in court Deputy Chief Constable Bolton, Mr Aplin, Chief Clerk to the Constabulary, and Superintendent Hughes. The defence was con- ducted by Mr Aluu Lloyd who applied to the Bench to hear the charge against Joseph Roberts by itself. After a protest by Mr Bell the Bench granted Mr Lloyd's application. Joseph Roberts was then put in Lie box on the charge of assaulting Ed. Jones, Adams, and Nelson. Mr Bell said that the date of the offence was the 11th of September, the day of the rejoicings on the marriage of Miss Williams Wynn to Mr Williams Wynn, of Cefn. The officers had been in St Asaph on duty that day, and as they were returning home the assault complained of was committed Edward Jones said that he was u duty at St Asaph on the llth of September. His duty ceased about a Quarter to nine, and at h ilf past nine he started home in company with P.C. Adams and some young men from Newmarket. After they had passed the railway bridge they could hear a crowd coming after them and shouting. When by Bronwhylfa gate they stopped ;o await Acting- Sergeant Nelson, who was walking with a man named Hilditch. When Nelson came up to them they went on, followed by a crowd of people shouting "Where are the d s." By the river bridge they heard one one shouting Will nobody help me." Nelson and Adams turned back to see what was the matter. Immediately after they went up to the crowd he could hear shouts of Here they are the — Let us give it tl.en." He then went back, and the first thing he saw, was a big man struggling with Nelson. He went up, and the big man said, "Here is the that hit me," and kicked him in a, dangerous part. The witness was here asked if that man was Joseph Roberts, and on his answering in the nega- tive, was told to confine himself to that defendant alone. Witness (continuing) said that he went to the assistance of Nelson, and William Roberts took hold of him Somebody shouted, "Not him." Joseph Roberts said, He is one of the let him have it," and struck witness in the side. After he had been assaulted he went up to the city and saw Sergeant Parry. Both went down to the scene of the affray, and witness pointed out who had assaulted him and Parry gave their names. In reply to Mr Lloyd the witness said that he knew Joseph Roberts, and the only complaint he had against defendant was that he struck him on the side. He was close enough to Joseph Roberts when he was assaulted, and he knew him to-day to be the same man. He was aware that Joseph Roberts was going to try to prove an alibi, and in face of that knowledge he (witness) would swear that Joseph Roberts assaulted him on the llth of September. No independent witnesses were called against Joseph Roberts, but the three complainants gave evidence to corroborate each other as to the presence of Joseph Roberts in the row." Robert Nelson next gave evidence, and said he was acting sergeant at Caerwys. Joseph Roberts was present at the affray on the llth of September. Roberts kicked him (complainant) while he was on the ground. He had seen Joseph Roberts on the field during the sports, and was quite sure of him. By Mr Lloyd Roberts did not take any hostile action until he (complainant) was (n ehe ground. They were under the trees when this took place. It was not very light at the time, but he had not the slightest doubt about Joseph Roberts' identity. P.C. Adams said that Joseph Roberts was kicking Nelson like a log of wood, and assaulted him by striking him iu the face when lie went and assisted Nelson up. Sergeant Parry said that he had seen Jt s ^ph Roberts by the Court House at half past nine on the night of the assault complained of. He saw him afterwards between the two bridges, whea Edward Jones pointed Joseph Jttoberts out to him as one who had taken part in the disturbances. In answer to Mr Lloyd witness said that Joseph Roberts was near to Cornelius Pierce and the others, when he saw him the second time. He apprehended defendants near the Court House on the 29th of September. He knew that the offence had been committed on the llth. The 29th was a Saturday, and he apprehended defendants about 7 p.m. The Petty Sessions were held on the following Monday, and the prisoners would have been tried had there been two magistrates present. Mr Lloyd then proceeded to address the Bench in defence of Joseph Roberts, when Mr Bell inter- posed, and it was arranged that all the cases should be first, heard, and Mr .Lloyd could proceed wit a the defence of all the prisoners at once. Cornelius Pierce and William Roberts were men charged Edward Jones repeated the evidence given in the above case, saying Cornelius Pierce kicked him. William Roberts and Joseph Roberts also assaulted him. In reply to Mr Lloyd witness said that all the drink he had had during the day was two small whiskies," two glasses of beer, and a bottle of ginger beer. When he was assaulted he did not retliliate-lie neither raised his stick nor his leg. Robert Nelson deposed that when the men came up, Cornelius Pierce struck him in the left eye. When down he was kicked by the two Roberts. Adams and Hilditch assisted him on his feet. They went at it again and fell to the hedge, Cornelius Pierce knawing at his face like a dog. J. Roberts and W. Roberts kicked him. He struck W. Roberts and Pierce with his truncheon, but it was wrenched from him when he tried a third blow. He had seen the defendants in the field during the day, and was sure of them. In cross-examination this witness said Pierce knocked him in the face and kicked him. He meant by going at it again" that he and Pierce had a second struggle. He was quite ready for Pierce, and he was afraid of no man. By Mr Sisson Nothing that could have given cause for the assault had occured in the field. P.C. Adams gave similar evidence, describing the assault upon himself. William Jones, a lad from Newmarket, was called for the prosecution, and said the assault was committed near Bronwhwylfa gate, but when pressed by Mr Lloyd in cross-examination he failed to say whether the gate was on the right or left hand side. He ultimately admitted that it was too dark for him to know where he was, but he knew he was in the neighbourhood of St Asaph somewhere. John Hilditch, a joiner in the employ of P. P. Pennant Esq., Nantllys, was the next witness. He knew all the defendants, and was sure Cornelius Pierce assaulted the police. Having described the assault, witness said he could not swear that William or Joseph Roberts were: among the gang. He did not see Joseph or William in the field that day, but had seen Joseph in the city somewhere.— Mr Sisson here, sharply examined witness as to where he had seen Roberts, but the witness could not remember where, when, or under what circum- stances. Whereupon Mr Sisson rebuked him, saying he was no man to give his evidence in the manner he did, and Mr |Pennant ought to know of his conduct. When under cross-examination this witness again said he was not positive whether Joseph Roberts was there or ntt-he refused to swear that he was. Mr Sisson said it appeared as if the witness was afraid of giving his evidence. Hilditch I am not afraid at all, sir. Mr Sisson: He ought to thank God he lives in a country in which he need not be afraid of telling the truth. Dr Eyton Lloyd was called, and said that Nelson went to him on the 29th of September, and Adams iu the beginning of October. Mr Alun Lloyd protested against the doctor giving evidence as the dates when the officers went tohilll were so remote from the date of the alleged offence. ill* iieli said that both men had been attended to by Dr Ilea ton, St Asaph, 011 the night of the assault, but that gentleman could not attend the court that day. The-, had also been attended to by Dr Davies, Caerwys, but he was not qualified. Dr Lloyd said the men had been sont to him because lie was the police surgeon. The Bench over-ruled Mr Alun Lloyds objection, and the Dr procceded. to describe the injuries of the officers. In reply to Mr Altiii Lloyd he sad there was no abrasion of tho skin in Nelson's case. Mr Alun Lloyd in an able speech addressed their worship on the defence, and reviewed the evidence for the prosecution. lie said Cornelius Pierce and William Roberts, John Bagshaw, and Pierce's brother left the city 011 the night iu question, about half past nine. The public houses by special license were open that evening till U o'clock, but his clients being a quiet disposition left early for Waen. By Bronwhwylfa gate the complainant Edward Jones went up to Cornelius Pierce and said that was not his way home. Pierce said that it was, Jones sail, "Go back or I will make you." and knocked him. l'iereo. big as he was, ran HWHT ■ird hid himself, until two or thrs-e more emu down and they went togeth- r. They were all or their way home, and Nelson bad no right to tur:: back—if he had gone on n< thhi r woul 1 Icive heard of those proceeds rs. When Pieive and.!ii> friends got up to the efti fierce a.-k-d hi ■} of them had struck Li u. Two of the constablev took hold of him. and fho stni/srle ecnrxl and what P.erce did was hi self-defence. Mr Lloyd SUbT itted that the c- were not policemen in the cxecrtion of their duty, and had no right to interfere with the other men. Major Birjh said he considered th-y were police- men, and Mr Bolton said the Flintshire police were always on duty. Mr Lloyd again contended they were not police- men, for they had charged his clients as common individuals, and Mr George said there was no charge of assaulting' the police. It was a common assault or nothing. Major Birch having to leave court, vacated the the chair, which was taken by Mr Sisson. Mr Lloyd resumed his address to the Bench find touched on the evidence adduced for the prosecution Referring to the witness K. Jones, he said that he must have been told something he did not know be. fore when talking about Bronhwylfa, for he was unable to fix upon the locality of the entrance gate, near to which the affair was said to have t" ken place. Having made a few remarks on the doctor's evidence, he went oil to complain of the manner in which his clients had been treated. the alleged 'offence was committed on the llth of September, and instead of taking summonses cut in the usual way, the police got warrants, and did not execute them until the very Saturday before the sessions at which, but for the absence of magistrates, their cases would have been tried and that at an hour at which no message by train, post or tele- graph could be sent, nor could a legal adviser be consulted. He then called evidence to prove an alibi for Joseph Roberts, Cornelius Pierce, one of the defendants, Edwird Pierce, his brother J. Williams, Penybryn Wm. Roberts, Plascoed; and another Joseph Roberts, all deposed to being present when the alleged as- sault was committed, and denied that the defendant Joseph Koberts was present. Mrs. M. Vaughan proved seeing Joseph Roberts near her house at the bottom of the city at 9.30. Sarah Jones, Ty Ceryg, swore that she saw the defendant going with her daughters towards Peny- bryn at 8 o'clock on the lltb, and saw him in her house afterwards between 9 and 10. Elizabeth Jones, and Rachel JoEes, sisters, and daughters of last witness, swore that Roberts was in their company from 8 till half past ten on the llth. Evidence was then called 01 behalf of the other defendants, and the magistrates retired. A ftei- an al: sence of about 40 minutes they returned to court. The Chairman said that they were not una- nimous in any of the cases, but had decided to dis- miss the charges against Joseph Roberts. The bench regretted the cross swearing, but were con. vinced that it was a case of mistaken identity on the part of the police, and the defendant's case had been materially strengthened by the evidence of the two girls. If they were swearing falsely it was a y.;ry shameful thing. The three charges against Wm. Roberts were also dismissed, but Cornelius Pierce was fined 10s. with £ 1 15s. costs for assault- ing Jones £1 with 1 los. costs for assaulting Adams, and Yl 10s. with £1 15s. costs, in Nelson's case; in default one month in each case.—On the application of Mr Lloyd, a month's time was allow- ed to pay. The hearing lasted over five hours. TRANSFERS. The license of the White Horse, St Asaph, was transferred to Hugh Jones, and that of the I Hand' to Thomas Jones. NON-COMPLIANCE WITH MAINTENANCE ORDERS. Mr Clm-les Grimsley appeared on behalf of the St. Asaph Board of Guardians, to apply for a warrant of distress against Edward Robertt, Colwyn Bay, who failed to comply with an order made by the justices on the 3rd of April, 1882, to refund £3, paid by the Union in outrelief to the defendant's father,—After proofs had been submitted, the warrant was granted. A similar warrant was granted against Riela; d Green, Lloyd street, Liverpool, iwho wa3 indebted to the Guardians on account of the chargeability of his father to the sum of j:,5 10s. Evan G>'<:>• n, Birkenhead, brother of the above, was ordered to pay Is. per week towards ihe maintenance of his father.
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WELSH BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL…
WELSH BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY, The twenty-third anniversary of the Welsh Baptist Sunday School was held at the chapel, Water Street, on Thursday last. In the after. nojn—from four to five o'clock, a tea meeting was held, and, notwishstanding that the weather turned out rather unfavourably, be. tween four and five hundred persons, exclusive of the child en, sat at the tables, which were tastefully laid out, being decorated with flowers, &c and laden with provisions of the choicest description, supplied by Mr Griffiths, grocer, Water street. Mrs Davies, 22. Queen street and Miss Morris, 43, West Parade, I were entrusted with the management, a duty which they well yerformed. Tue following is a list of the tea-makers:- )Irs Williams, Queen street Mrs J. J. Williams, Warren road Mrs Lloyd, Crescent road Mrs Edw- ards, Kinmel street; Mias M. Owens, West. Parade Mrs Davies, 50 West Parade Mrs' Morris, 43, West Parade Mrs Lewis. Queen street Mrs Parry, Bedfor street Mrs Roberts, Wellington Road Mrs Evans, Aquarium street; and Mrs Jones, Vale road being as- sisted by the Misses Edwards, E. JoneB; M.A. Roberts R. Roberts Lloyd Hughes Evans Lewis Williams E. M. Evans Mrs Griffiths; and Messrs J. R jberts T. White E Roberts W. Evans J. Edwards J. Evans & J, In the evening, commencing at seven o'clock, a miscellaneous entertainment was h?ld in the chapel, presided over by the Rev. J. J. Williams (pastor), assisted by the Rev. B. Evans. Rhuddlan. There was a very large audience, the chapel being filled in every part Seated on the platform, behind the chairman, were the members of the choir, which was conducted by Mr J. Pierce Lewis, Auron Villas. Occupying the first seats on the floor in front of the stage, was the children's choir, which had been trained by Mr Griffiths, Water Street, who also accompanied the sing- ing on the harmonium; Miss Hughes, St. Asaph street, accompanying on the pianoforte. The Choir having sang a Welsh hymn, The Chairman said that it was requested that he should say only a few words by way of an address, and he would obey that request. The programme had been made a little shorter this year than usual because it was found that the meetings were running late but still they had a prospeot of a very good meet- ing. He was pleased to hear those who had been drinking tea in the afternoon testifying that they had enjoyed it extremely. He ex- pected they would enjoy the evening meeting I as well where they would nndffood for the mind and soul. They were rather afraid about three o'clock that Jthe rain would have pre vented many of their friends from coming to the tea; but they did come in large numbers even through the rain. He hoped that in the meeting that evening they would be well paid for coming. In the course of a few farther remarks in Welsh, the rev. chairman said that the-anniversary this year had been held three weeks or a month earlier than usual. They generally had a preaching meeting about this time, but this year they had decided upon having the Sunday School Anniversary first, and the preaching meeting to follow in a few weeks. He was very pleased to see such a large andience, and thanked the friends of all denominations for their kind- ness and their presence at both meetings that day. The following programme was then pro ceeded with, though not exactly in the order given, which is a copy of the programme as printed for the occasion :— Recitation, Widow of Nain," K. Wil- liams Recitation, Writing on Sand," J- E. Jones; Hymn, "Lost Sheep," Children s Choir; Recitation, Orphan Child," E. A. Roberts Recitation, What shall I give, W. and C. Edwards Song, Be waiting and watchin for me," A. 0., A. G., E. and M J ones Recitation, "May Queen," H. Crossley Recitation, Yr Ysgol Sul," S. A. Evans; Song, I will cry unto God," S. A. Evans Competition in translating, the best, R. Jones, Bedford street; Song, "What a friend we have in J eSils," Mr Griffiths and party Reci. tation, Mr Spruce," Miss E. Jones Song, Darby Dear," Mrs D. J. Davies Recitation, Ffitau," Mr J. C. Williams Song, A hymn to Jesus," M. E. Jones, E. A. Roberts, K. Williams, &c Recitation, Bird's Nest," M. E. Jones Song, by ditto Glee, Ffarwel iti Gymru fad," Choir Recitation, "Trioedd," K. Williams Quartette, Sailor's Chorus," Messrs. Isaac Jones, P. Williams, G. J. Bell, and O. T. Jones; Recitation, "Beddyoyr Ardd," Miss M. Lloyd; Selection of Welsh hymns, Mrs D. J. Davies, accompanied by Mr Davies; Recitation, Pyffyddaeth yr Oes, Miss C. Hughes; Hymn. (Welsh), Choir. On the motion of the chairman a warm vote of thanks was accorded to Mr J. P. Lewis and the choir, Mrs D. J. Davies, Miss Hughes, Mr Griffiths, and all who bad given assistanoe in any way during the day. It is worthy of -nentioc, that two lafly members of the church Miss B jber-t-, Wellington road, and M'ss VI. Edwards, Kinmel street, -col lewted about" I £ 7 towards the expenses of the anniversary.
RHYL- ST. ASAPH DEBATING SOCIETY.—A report of meeting" of this society is in type, out !•- er out of our present issue. Y.M.C.A.—PARLIAMENTARY Dkbatiki- C:.ie->. — A well-attended meeting w -as hel t on dav evening last in the reading ro" n cjf Y.1r.C.A.. for 1,I)e T-)u-p),ia of a t- r- liatnentary Debating ch" in c stmeci s->n the Association. lac Chl w J. Asher. After a little diacussi m it wa-y cided that the age sh *iuld not bo hrrntoJ^ i following were unanimously el vt^i 10 fir: « different offices :—Speaker. Mr Janv^ Tct clerk of the hor.se, 11 r W. Ber-i. ('ons«r whip, Mr Edwnvd Henry WilV.vP" 2- r. parade; Liberal Whip, Mr F; i AMISW l. Paradise street. ]Sir D. J. Da, li q's il: ii promised to act 88 Sergeant- v-Vr: next meeting, which will be held on F. i y evening next, November 14th, v. hen Mr 1 e J. Sarson" (hon. member for Brighton) v move—"That the House of Lords are perfoc* y justified in their rejection of the Franchise Bill, unaccompanied 808 it is by a Redistril u- tion Bill." Persons, of either party, desirous of becoming members, will give their names to the respective whips as early as possible. TEMPERANCE MEETINGS.—We are glad to learn that efforts are about to be made to hold a series ot meetings in the town during the win- ter months, of the same character as those held two years ago in connection with the Blue Ribbon Army. An informal meeting of some of the most prominent temperance workers has been held,and we understand that a conference of all supporters and sympathisers with tem- perance work in the town will shortly be called, when it is hoped that some practical scheme will be adopted and successful meet. ings held. THE WATER-STKEET CHURCH SrrE.-We are informed that Mr Commissioner Wynne has contributed £ 5 to the new Congregational Church in view of the trustees having with- drawn the application for the email piece of land. It will be remembered that Mr Wynne opposed the application believing that the public had established a right of way over the land in question. The withdrawal of the ap- plication has given satisfaction generally. I LEASAST EVENIS&S."—The esteemed chief constable, Peter Browne, Eaq., has promised to preside on Monday at the Town hali enter- tainment for which an excellent programme of music, speech, and Bong has been provided. Trespassers will be prosecuted" is the sub- ject of an address to be given by the Rev. D. Burford Hooke. We understand that a Young Women's Christian association is to be formei in Rhyl. A concert is to be held next Thursday night for the benefit of the newly formed Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Last evening the committee and members of the r.M.C«A': entertained a oompany of friends at a social gathering. Friends of education will be pleased to hear that an effort will be made on thel8th to raise a fund for educational purposes, by a concert to be held in the town hall. A good array of home talent is bespoken, and an excellent programme prepared. DEATH or 11119 POSTMABTEK LIISWAL.—ine news of the death of Mr Fawoett, the Pelt. master General was received with universal regret in local circles yesterday morning. At the Rhyl Post Office the flag wa« hoisted half mast, and other signs of mourning were observed. Mr Fawcett was one of the most po- pular Po ,t master General s ever appointed both with the public and the department of which he was the head. To the public his soheme for making receipt and postage stamps uni- form was a great convenience, and it is to him we are indebted for the issue of postal orders, and the parcels post. concert will be held on Tuesday, in aid of the funds of the Y. M,C.A.. and we trust it will meet with the success it deserves. FOOTBALL.—RHTL v. BANGOR.—These clubs met in the first tie at Banger on Saturday, the home team winning by 2 goals to 1" A protest was lodged on the ground that Bangor played a man (R. J. Roberts] who is a non resident, which has since b=en sustained. HOLYWELL V. RHYL. (2nd team).—Tne above match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday last, and resulted ia tavour of the Holywellitea, by goals to 1. CLWYD STREET CHAPEL.—A literary and musical society has this week bee- esuabiit ued in connection with the young men belonging to this chapel. Mr Jacob Jones, Clifton Villa, has kindly undertaken tojbe president of the society, and the first meeting was an- nounced to take place on Thursday night. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL.—Last Sun- day the pulpit of this place of worship, both morning and evening, was supplied by the Rev. 1. Lloyd Jones, English Wesleyan minister, Rhyl. OCTOBER BREWING—J. H. Ellis, 12, Water street, begs to annoanoe that he has just re- received a stock of Bass and 00'6., Ocwber Brewed Ale, which can be obtained at brewery prices in 9 and 18 gallon oasks. Fall prico list on application to John H. Ellis, 12, Water street, Rhyl.
BIRTH. ROBERTS.-Oct. 31st, at Oynval Villas, Rhyl, the wife of William Roberts, of a son. »
HOLLOWAY'S PILLS AKD Oun%DWT.GI&A Tidings. -Some constitutions have a tendency to rheumat- ism, and are, throughout the year, borne down by its protracted tortures. Let such sufferers bathe the affected parts with warm briue, and afterwards rub in the soothing Ointment. They will And it the bast means of lessening their agony, and, assis- ted by HOUOWAT'S PILLS, the surest way of over- coming their disease. More need not be said than to request a few day's trial of this safe and soothing treatment, by which the disease will ultimately be completely swept away. Poins that would make a giant shudder are assuaged without difficulty by HOLLOWAY'B easy and inexpensive remedies, which comfort by moderating the throbbing vessels .4 calming the excited nerves.
--THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESS.
THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESS. In the House of Commons, one day last week, in reply to a question by Mr Raikes, Lord R. Grosvenor said that a letter which ap- peared in the "Moruing Post of Tuesday, Octo- ber 28th, and signed" C. J. Maude," was written by his directions. With regard to the question whether the scheme of redistribution which appeared in the Standard newspaper was furnished to that journal in recognition of its hav- ing afforded more or less support to the Govern- ment, he begged to say that communication was not furnished tothe "Standard" by any member cf her Majesty's Government, and on that point he lIlust rAfer the richt honourable gentleman to an answer given ty the Prime Minister on the 52nd iust when he stated that the Solicitor to the Trea- sury had been instructed to investigate the means by which that document was obtained by the jour- nal in question lie did not think that it would be for the public advantage to lay on the table a list of the newspapers which were furnished with informa- tion in consequence of giving more or less support to the Government. He only followed a long-estab- lished course adopted by all parties in exercising a discretion with respect to the newspapers to which information was furnished, nor did he see any rea- son to depart from the principles referred to in the letter of Mr Maude, according to which the supply of information to newspapers was more or less con- sequent on the support they gave to the Govern- ment. Sir H. D. Wolff asked whether the Government intended to forbid the Press Association or the Central Press from furnishing any cf the infor- mation they received from the Government to the Morning Post", as one of their subscribers. Lord R. Grosvenor.—I am not aware that the Government has any power to prohibit those asso- ciations from giving any news to any of their subscribers. Sir H. D. Wolff asked if it was made a condi- tion of giving information to these associations that it should not be supplied to the Morning Post." He asked this question in consequence of a letter from the manager of the Press Association to the 11 Morning Post." Lord R. Grosvenor said that certain general conditions were enforced upon the supply of news to these associations, but neither the "Morning Post" nor any other newspaper was specially men- tioned in these conditions. Mr. T. P. O'Connor asked if the supply of news or advertisements to newspapers which supported the Government was not equivalent to subsidising these journals. No answer;was returned.
RHUDDLAN. MEMORIAL TO THE LATE REV. THos. ROWLAND.— At a meeting held in the Boys National School, Rhuddlan, on Friday evening the 31it October, the advisability of raising a memorial to the late Rev. Thomas Rowland, vicar of Rhuddlan, whose death' took place in April last, was discussed. Besides being a most energetic and conscientious clergyman, the late gentleman was one of the first authorities on the Welsh language, I I Rowland's Welsh Grammar" having earned for itself a well- deserved name in Great Britain, the Continent and America. Dr. Rudolph Siegfried says of it that "there was no grammar worthy of the name of the British language until Mr. Rowland brought forth his." The book is now regarded as a standard work upon the Welsh language. Mr. Rowland was also the author of a Book of Welsh exercises for English students," and a volume of sermons. The meeting gave an unanimous opinion that some- thing ought to be done to perpetuate the memory of the late gentleman, and as his services had been of so much importance to the Welsh language, it was decided that the subscription list be an open one. The Rev. Thomas W. Vaughan, present vicar of Rhuddlan. was elected chairman the Rev Lewis Ellis, Calvinistic Methodist minister, Rhuddlan, treasurer. The form of the memorial is to be de- cided upon at a later meeting, wheu the committee will be better able to judge the amount of funds they are likely to be in possession of. Subscrip- tions to the funds will be most thankfully received by the above-named gentlemen or by Messrs. W. Cunwy Bell, aud Thos. Hy. Moss, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, honorary secretaries.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SERVICES.—22 ud Sunday after Trinity November 9th. Morning at 11 Service, Clark in G. Authem, "I did call upon the Lord" (Patti- son). Evening at 3.15: Servioe, Colborne in D Anthem, The Lord hath done," (Smart). Even- ing at 0.15 Chants. Hymns,195,161, 279. Services on Saturdays at 5 p.m.-In residence, Venerable Archdeacon Ffoulkes; Succentor, Rev. W, Morton Organist, R. A. Atkins, Esq.
THE FOOTBATLTIANLV T.j 'ht E-Jltu*' of ill* ILUYR. AT>\> IITLSEB. Sia. — I must ask you once more to allow me space fnr It f"r lines on the above subject. I feol that i u.stice calls upon me to an ilvz^ th" paragraph headed "The Football Match on Thanksgiving D IV," and AV. 11. Roberts, lion. see. Rhyl Football (dub." There is no argument in the letter to take hold of. My only course therefore i, to ex- pose the venomous elements contained in it. If W. H. I ill be grieved at what tho aualy-is will b:iug to ligiit from the letter which appeared in your last issue it is my turn to say that he is re- sponsible for the wording of that also, and IIB has 110 one but himself to blame. I judged it, as I bo- lieve eycry sensible man would, as a composition of audacity and arrogance, and the outcome of a mind preamant with the direst venom, and of course as t he old Welsh pi-ovc-i,l, %(-rv eorrectly siys •• Beth bynag sydd yn y sadi a ddaw allan o honi." So does this paragraph in last week's AdtrrtiSrf form an index of what we may expect. The very first sentence has impudence imprinted upon its face. "Iam solely responsible for the wording," &- c. In some cases a confession like the above would be noble in a man but linked as it is with the remainder of the paragraph, it is a defiant and a mean phrase, which happily is but seldom heard bv the vilest characters. It is written in a haughty disregard of every social rule. To verify this I must quote another phrase-" I am not in the least af- fected bv the pharisaical sentiments of A Man in Earnest' "A Man in Earnest has given the public opinion upon the matter, and if W. H. R. wants a proof of that let him answer the question Why should the footballers order the words 11 Day to be covered with blank paper when they found what the public feeling on the matter was I am happy to learn that there are some, and indeed there must be a good num- ber of men in the foot-ball club, who regard public sentiment, and further they must be men of determination to ovtr-power their arrogant honor- ary secretary. I wish to congratulate those gen- tleman for taking the only step that was practicable to allay the public feeling of disgust to which W. H. R. had given birth. Of course it is quite natura. for a man who is so subject to windy spasms as W. H. R. to write such as the following—" I took part in the contest." This is meant to show how prominent a figure he was on the field I suppose -,We gave pleasure and > itisfaction to a guodly number of spectators." A genteel way of blowing his own horn. Now comes tlie- pitrases of all plirases-" Anti: this is all 1 care to know of the proceedings of the day." Just what Dick Turpin would have said— I've got mv prey, and that is all I care to know." But Turpin has one advantage over W. H. R.. and it is fair to put it to his favour, i.e if he had not sufficient regard for public sentiment, he had such a fear of public condemnation that he would never have dared to say" I did it." To prove that foot- ball is "a mania let the readers of the Rhyl Advertiser read W. H. R.'s letter in last week's issue, and they will have a specimen of a man with football on the brain. Only a word more on the last sen- tence—"The utterance in certain quarters on Thanksgiving Day clearly shows that it is rampant, in high places," &c. So far as thejterm "rampant" means readiness to attack an enemy I am glad to sav that W. H. R. is correct. V> c will not allow arrogant, haughty, pragmatical persons to cioss the line which divides the rights of meu without hold- ins- them up to public condemnation.—Yours, &c., A )1A IN EABNEST.
THE WATER SUPPLY.'
THE WATER SUPPLY. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVEETISEE. SIB,—1The public have long been waiting for the public prints to take up the question of our water supply, which is row so unsatisfactory. At my house some days pass without me being able to draw a bucket full of water out of the taps, and what I occasionally ger is quite unfit for table use, and al most the same may be said of the water when used for washing and cleansing purpo-es-we now have to go over our faces as it were with a hop, skip, and a jump, so hard is the water. But a more serious matter is the supply for sanitary purposes so grave are matters likely to be that it calls for the immedi- ate attention of our local authorities. I should also like to know if I'll be expected to pay for water I'ye never had ?—Yours faithfully, A CONSUMEE. C" A Teetotaler." "X Y Z," "A Large Consumer," and "Pure Water" have written letters on the same subject, but as the sentiments ar3 identical with the above we see no need of publishing I them.—ED. R.A.l
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIA- TION. The first meeting of the coming session was held on Friday evening last week, when the following officers were elected :—Chairman of committee, Rev. T, Prichard. (curate); Messrs J. Asher, E. Thomas, B. Williams, Gr. F. Gunner, Jacob Jones T. Luff, and Joseph Williams, committee-men treasurer, Mr D I Davies; librarian, Mr Walter Pringle secre taries, Messrs R. Watkiu Hughes, and W. J. P. Storey. His Grace the Duke of Westmins- ter, K.C., continues patron and S. Perks, Esq., 1has become president instead of B. Littler, Esq. The Rev. T. Prichard, delivered the inaugural address on Friday evening. We regret tba space will not permit of its being published in extenso therefore we extract the following This society has now been in existence for & period of 12 months. The object of its for. mation being, "the promotion of the social, intellectual, moral and spiritual welfare of young men in Rhyl and neighbourhood." This, and this only, has been the guidiug motive in all our endeavours both in founding and in fostering this institution at consider able sacrifice and convenience. Young men are admitted as members who subscribe in writing to the following declaration I re- gard the Lord Jesus Christ as my God and Saviour according to the Holy Scriptures, and I desire to be His disciple in my doctrine and life and to associate my efforts for the exten- sion of His kingdom amongst young men." Now we had a right to expect that a work so gloriously desirable would without hesitation or murmur have commanded the willing and enthusiastic aid of all those that call them. selves Christian workers. However, as it often happens, in all labour of love and self- sacrifice, such expectations have been only partially realised. Some religious quietists whose creed is that Rest is good" have shunned the enterprise on account of its many labours and responsibilities. ood work they believe in, but it must not cost them anything. Unlike David they would offer nnto the Lord of that which cost them nothing, and are as idle as a painted ship on a painted ocean. Others dislike the Catholicity of its platform and prefer for ever to inhale the stagnant air of a narrow ism, rather than rusticate occassion ally in the bracing atmosphere of Christian co-operation in the midst of sectional differences. Then we had experience of others who having put their hands to the plough have looked back. Like the children of Ephraim they have turned their backs in the day of battle And lastly, there are the worthless worthies, whose part is in Sanballat style, to sneer and soorn at all patriotic and philanthropic efforts. However, these gentle- men have not influenced us in any of our actions, except to nerve us to re-double our efforts. Realizing as we did that the young men of this town had & claim upon us-that both patriotism and religion called for action, it would indeed have been cowardice on our part, to relinquishJJBT efforts on account of the difficulties in tQe'way. Therefore to him that knoweth how to do good and doeth it not to him it is sin." Not one of us liveth to himself." We are the keepers of our breth- ren." Self-sacrifice is the very key note of Christianity, and lies at the root of all useful- ness. At the commenment w6 were fortun- ate in securing very commodious and central premises in which to carry on our work. The Y.M.C.A. newsroom is beyond doubt one of the best in North Wales, affording every facil- ity for reading purposes. It is well supplied with quarterlies, monthlies, weeklies, and dai- lies (a quarterley and 3 weeklies being in the Welsh language). As is well known we have thrown this room open to the general public for a nominal fee of one penny, and townsmen and visitors have greatfully acknowledged the boon conferred. Then, again, thanks chiefly to the generosity of Mrs Charles, Mrs Murray Browne, Mis Jones, Elwy Hall, the Misses Crawford, and Mr W. P. Jones, we are able to boast of a very respectable library containing some excellent volumes, and which are at the call of members. Laat winter to our iorrow we were unable to no much in the way of thr formation of tnitional classes on account of the difiieuky of obtaining volunteer teachers and als,) the lateDess of the season when we L.i I got things into working order. However, we secured some very good leeiures, viz., on "The food which we eat by Mr Adam Taylor "The human frame," by Dr. Eyton Lloyd; Reminisccnces of China and the East," by Dr. Crstairs and which were great'y appre- ciated by those who listened to them. We had also some very instructive ceL.tes or subjects such as the following, -)Ia-,infacLar. ing industry for Rhyl," ,.y egetariiUi"lli Ac Miscell»neoii= entertainments were also given and were well attended, and presided over by Messrs Murray Brownn, Peter Brown, De llaiice, S. Perks, &c. Then ag-tin later on in the year we had a most creditable performance of The Messiah at the town hall under the able c ondncter^hip of Mr D. J. Davies. For: a while united prayer meetings were hell in the rooms on Sunday evening- after service hours, and were largely ateldei and we have still a prayer meeting every Monday at noon, though not numerously attended. Our principal difficulty has been the monetary one, onr liabilities being about per annum. To meet this we had a very handsome don- ation from His Grace the Duke of Westminster, and smaller donations from J. Roberts, Esq., M.P., the late Mr Mainwaring, Messrs Hazle- hurst, Littler, Raby, HOJk, -&-C &-C. Still it has been with difficulty that we have been able to keep a balance of accounts, the members' fees amounting but to a small total. Then again the busy Beason of summer tells very adversely on all institutions of this nature. We have lost through death two of our vice- presidents, viz., Mr J. Churton, and the Rev. J. Ogwen Jones, the latter of whom had p:-o- mised to lecture for us this winter. We alai lost very promising and popular members iu Mr Fawcett's death, and the removal to Lon- don of Mr Percy Taylor, our librarian. But it is now time to say a word as to our plans for the future. We have already managed to secure lectures as follows —Nov. 21, Prof. H. Jones, U.C.N W., on Philosophy and practi- cal life." Nov. 28, "The Catacombes of Rome," Rev. J Jenkins, H.A. Dec. 5, Rev W- Glanffrwd Thomas to be followed Mr De' Ranee, Dr Easterby, T. Morgan Owen, Rev. E. Lloyd Jones, cV'3. Classes are also being formedjin French and German, under Pro. J. B. ilarth, and in shorthand under Mr Gamlin, and also a Parliamentary debating class,which latter promises to bewellsuppsrt^d by our young men. Then in addition to these we hope to have mission addresses delivered,! and it is under consideration as to what this institution may do to stimulate Bible stuly: and to promote temperance among the young. Such is an outline of our past history and future intentions. We are not responsible for results, but we are for earnest attempts. The real merit of a good deed is not in the success but in the endeavour; success is thei world's criterion, fidelity is God's standard. Fully occupied as many of us are with other duties, we are willing, if properly supported by the young people, to sacrifice evening lei- sure and again to work overtime if thereby we can benefit them. The Rev. gentlemen closed his address urging both members and officers to furth p work and faithfulness. The usual votes of thanks closed the pro ceedings.
MR. BRIGHT ON TRICKS IN TRADE.
MR. BRIGHT ON TRICKS IN TRADE. In reply to a question as to how a man can snocssi) in business and yet be thoroughly a Christian, ad- dressed to him by the Secretary of the Hackney Branch of the Yonng Men's Christian Association, at the instigation of the members, Mr. John Bright, M.P., says: I do not think I am specially qualified or in any way entitled to give an opinion upon the question. my own experience does not not carry ne farther than other men. There are men wla, profit by practioea of mean- DMS and dishooeaty m baeineee, aDd I have heard of trades in which an honest man is said to be at a serious disadvantage in the cempetition to which they are subjected. But, on the other hand, I know many men who seem to ne to pros- Eer, in part on account o! their high for onour and justiee. m their deslinsi as shonlcaeoers manufacturers, ormerchants. IfV nan u aUeto be strictly honest in all his dealings, in the quality of his goods, as well ae in every bwahm trans- action, his character undoubtedly serves him in some sort as capital, because he gains the respect of those from whom he hays and thoee to whom he "Ila and I believe this will in many -perhaps in most cam balance or even exceed whatever gains may be secured by mean or dis- honest practices to which some tradesmen have recourse. That honesty is the best policy I firmly believe, as it is also the most righteous. Mid it will leave no stain upon the conscience. There are trades offering more temptations to dishonest practices than others, and parents may wisely consider this when seeking employment for their sons; and sons may likewise consider it when looking out for the busi- ness of their lives, and seek that trade which offers the least possible temptation. In my judgment the value of a high character for strict honour and honesty in business can hardly be estimated too highly, and it will often stand for more in the con- science, and even in the ledger, than all that can be gained by shabby and dishonest transactions. 7-
Serious anti-Jewish disturbances have occurred at Cracow. The mob broke the windows of many of the shops belonging to Jews. The police succeeded in quelling the tumult and arrested severs.* ui the rioters. James Keogh, 15 years of age, whose father Jives near Doon, county Limerick, was shot ou Saturaay evening, on an evicted farm, re-taken by a man naii^s" Crow. The ballet entered fail head, and instantaaama
MONTHLY MEETING OF THE RIIyrJ…
paid it appeared to him that the articles had been housrht at too high a price and would not he of any ti-M'. lie would" like to see the bill. "Mr n. D. Roberts: That is a compliment to the auHioneor (laughter). Mr E. W. Keatinge remarked that it was not a very dignified position for the chairman of an illl- portant committee to be deputed to attend sale.s to purchase a few brushes (laughter). Mr II D. Roberts: "Ha that humbleth himself shall Le exalted." The Town Clerk sent for the bill, but nothing fiuther was heard of this important matter. SAND DRIFTS. Mr J. Frimston asked the Surveyor what had been done, or was proposed to be done, for the re- moval of the large accumulation of sand on the Parade and in many of the streets. He must say that the committee had been very careless in this matter. It had been usual to have screens put up to keep the sand from being driven in such quanti- tios into tlic streets 5 l>ut IIG imdcrstooJ. tnnt ti 10 committee objected to those things. ^Vhat did they propose to do r The cartage of the sand from the"streets cost a deal of money. He would also like to know how the surveyor checked the weight or the stones which they bought from the quarry proprietors. The Town Surveyor in reply to the last question, handed to Mr Frimston a book showing how the account was kept. The Town Clerk, in reply to the first, question, said the matter would be mentioned at a later stage of the meeting. NEW BUILDINGS. Plans of new buildings by Messrs Abel Jones, John Roberts ironmonger, and Mr John Edwards, were submitted to the Road Committee, and were recommended to be approved, though amendments of a trivial nature were asked for in one of the oases. -Confirmed. THE NEW C'ONGBEGATIONAL CHURCH.—"A QUESTION OF RIGHT. Both the Town Hall and Market Committee and the Road and Foreshore Committee had had this matter under consideration, and both made lecom mendations in respect thereto. The Road aud Foreshore Committee recommended that the plans submitted be approved. The Town Halt committee recommended that the question of the ownership of the boundary wall be settled first, before the plans were approved of finally, land that the matter be re- ferret1 to the surveyor for his report. As to the question of light the committee recommended that a charge of 6d. per annum be made for each window faceing the Commissioners ground. A letter was read from the Rev. D. Burford Hooke, stating that the trustees had abandoned the piece of ground intended to be rurchased from the commissioners, and requesting that the matter be not further proceeded with. The reasons given were-that the trustees demurred to paying the expenses of obtaining legal opinion as to the Com- c missioners' power to sell the land and also seeing that there was a considerable amount of contrary feeling in the town on the question. Mr Hooke acknowledged with thanks the readiness shewn by the Board to meet the wishes of the building com- mittee, and also the kindness and courtesy which had characterized their whole correspondence and dealings in reference to the matter. Mr John Jones (chairman of the road committee) moved the confirmation of the minutes of that com- mittee. He remarked that from certain facts which the committee had considered it would be a very difficult thing to prove that the wall belonged to the Commissioners j and would take a very long tlJMr R. D. Roberts seconded the motion. (He later on did not remember having done so, and some other member second d it in his place.) Mr P. Mostyn Williams suggested that the wall 71 question should be disposed of first. Mr Thomas Ellis (chairman of the Town Hall Committee) moved the confirmation of the minutes of that committee. He said it was their duty to see whether some people were coirect in saying that the wall belonged to the town. And the town hall committee felt tint, the least thing they could ao was to instruct the Town Surveyor to look into the I t matter. The committee were willing to grant the trustees the use of the wall but not to dispose of it until it was ascerta.ned to whom it belonged. It was a question which might affect them at some future time, and it would be well to have it decided now, who the wall belong to. Mr H. Parry seconded, and his firm opinion was that the wall belonged to the town; and there had no doubt been already all encroachment there. Mr Frimston THOUGH: j: WM* a very simple mat- ter. If he was on a jury to try this questi >11, he would have no difficulty in giving his ventlct, 111 favour of the chapel trustees..L'ne ime was exactly defineT, and the other property had been built in accordance with that wall. Mr R. D. Roberts said it was not right to give anything away that belonged to the town. The surveyor informed him that in tho "award" it was distinctly pointed out that the wall belonged to the commissioners. Some people were always ready to give away other people's property but if they were asked to contribute a shilling towards this new church out of their own pockets they would not give it. "Hael yw Hywel ar bwrs y wlad." It would be dishonest to give away any portion of land that belonged to the ratepayers. Mr W. Wynne suggested a way out of the diffi- culty—namely that the chapel authorities should pay an" annual acknowledgement, say one shilling per annum, for the use of the wall. The trustees could have the wall on sufferance. The ownership of it wouldstill be maintained by the Commissioners. He proposed an amendment to that affect. Mr R. D. Roberts seconded the amendment. Mr E. W. Kcatinge said if the wall was the pro- perty of the chapel trustees it was not right that they should pay anything for it. The ownership of it ought to be settled first. Mr. W. Williams said it appeared to him that they made a big thing out of a very small matter. Referring to the remarks of Mr. ft. 11. rloberts, he said that it was not right to say that anyone had proposed to give anything away—no one had ever attempted anything of the kind; and it was im- proper that Mr. Roberts should hint at dishonesty in any way. No one present wished to give away any of the town's property. He (Mr- Williams) would propose another amendment—that the matter be left in abeyance until the Town Surveyor's re- port was received. At present they had no proof one way cr the other—nothing more than opinion' upon the matter. It would be time enough to ask the trustees to pay for the use of the wall when it was proved that it belonged to the town. Mr. David Trehearn seconded this amendment, and expressed a hope that the Surveyor would not delay in making his report. Mr P. Mostyn Williams, as one of the represen- tatives of the chapel, was much obliged to the meeting for taking such a broad view of the question in discussion. He claimed also for the trustees of the chapel that they acted in this dispute in a liberal and magnanimous spirit. They might perhaps have pressed the Commissioners to carry out their agreement as to the sale of the land, but, seeing how matters stood, they resolved not to do so. So that he olaimed for them a reciprocal charitable spirit in connection with this transaction. This wall question was a very trifling matter. On the side of the Commissioners there was assertion and nothing more. The trustees of the chapel, on the other hand, c:uld prove that the wall belonged to them. There was a boundary stone put up 27 years ago, and which still remained, clearly shewing that the wall was theirs. For 27 years they had been in undisputed possession of that right, and it was rather late now to raise the question. That fact alone was very strong persumptive evidence, to say the least, in their favour. Then again the eircul- arity of the wall in the back street, proved that it had been modified so as to incorporate it with the bonndary line. Another reason in their favour was, that the boundary line on the north side was always carried to the northern owner. These four reasons formed a strong argument that the wall was the propeity of the chapel. The trustees, however, were anxious to meet the Hoard in a fair and equit- able spirit; and if Mr. Wynne would consent to alter his suggestion he (Mr Williams) would under- take to say that the trustees would accept it. He felt an objection to paying so much per annum hut if the amount suggested was compounded to ay J;1 once for all, so have to have done with it for fri- ever, the suggestion would be entertained. As to the light, that was a different matter altogether. The trustees had an ancient right to it-fur 27 yeat, that was certain. They could claim as their legaYright an area of Hft. Gin. and they strongly objecL to pay for rights on their own land. But as to the other matter, he would make the offer he had made without prejudice. Mr. Wynne explained that what he had proposed was that a certain sum per annum should be paid for the use" of the wall ami not to sell it. Mr. Oldfield said it was very important; that the question should be decided that day. It seriously delayed the commencement of the work. After some further conversation in reference to the exact wording of the two amendments, the one proposed by Mr. Win. Williams was (leclai-e2 carried—namely, that the whole matter be referred back to the committee to receive the Town Sur- veyor's report, and to report upon to the Board. "CIIAMBERl'O:-< PARK." At a meeting of the Itoad Committee, on the 24 th ult., plans of dwelling houses k(, in Cbamberton Park, Ffynongroew Road, belonging to Joseph Evans, Esq., were submitted for approval. Tne committee recommended that their consideration be deferred, with the exception of the question of the width of the streets, which should be 42 feet wide, and not CO as shewn on the plans. The other matters, it was recommended, should be left in abeyance until the sections &c., were f' ib 'nit ted.—Confirmed. DAMAGE TO A PUBLIC LAMP. The Road, &c., Committee recommended that application be made to Mrs Kelso, Bryntirion, f, r 2 -3s., amount, of damage caused to a lamp-post at the corner of Windsor street, by a runaway horse. A REMABKABLE DISCOVERY At a meeting of the Road Committee a letter was read from the Gas Company stating that it had been discovered that for a considerable time they had been charging- the Commissioners for the use of gas for two public lamps which were not in existence.— The Clerk said that lie had traced the error back so far as 1S77. The total amount was £ 12.—The Committee recommended that application be made to the Gas Company for that amount, or that it should be deducted from their current account.— Confirmed. THE WATER AND GAS SUPPLY. The same committee recommended that a special meeting of the Board be called to investigate the whole question of water and gas supply for the town.—Confirmed. SAND-DRIFTS. On the recommendation of the same committee, it was agreed to call a special meeting' to consider what steps shculd be taken with a view of ^lessen- ing the evil arisiug from sand-drifts. RIVER STREET. Tho Road Committee recommended that a notice should be issued in the usual terms, under the seal of the commissioners, noti tying to the public that the above street had been adopted by the Board. Mr Keatinge asked by what reasons the Board were guided in reference to the adoption of streets It seemed to him that it was done on the happy- go-lucky principle. River street which was not liable to be rated, there being no property, was to be adopted, while the streets in Newtown, which contributed to the rates, had not been adopted. The Town Clerk replied that no application had been made that the Newtown streets should be adopted. Mr Keatinge said he had made such an applic- ation to the Clerk. The Town Clerk Not in writing. It must be made in writing, or by means of a motion in the Board. The Clerk also remarked that tho New- town streets had only recently been completed, and and the apportionment money had only just been received. The recommendation of the committee as to River street was then confirmed. STALL RENTS. In reply to an application from owners of the fish stallsiand a stall in the market for a re- arrangement of their rents, the Town and Market Hall committee recommended that a weekly rental of os. per week for three months in the winter be fixed-or that the weekly rental be so fixed so as to bring up the rental of 111 ga.-Confirmed. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr R. D. Roberts gave notice that at the next meeting he would propose that the Town Hall and Market Hall be let by contract. A MEMBER'S GIFT To THE BOARD. The Town Hall Committee reported that Mr John Jones, Kinmel Street, had presented a handsome and substantial screen for use in the board-room; and the committee recomended that the best thanks of the Board be given to Mr Jones for his timely gift and expressed a hope tha1; other members of the Hoard would follow 31r Jones's example (laughter.)—Mr R. D. Roberts, hoped the hint would be taken there were by far too few presents being made among them. —The committee further recommended two plans, one in- volving an expenditure of E-1, and another of £ 10, towards enhancing the comfort of those having to sit in the Board-room.—Ihe adoption of the former having been proposed by Mr Wynne, seconded by Mr Keatinge, Mr R. D. Roberts proposed and Mr H. Farry seconded an amendment, involving an expenditure of zEl as. only. The original motion was carried by a majority of one. T.E EE ■ARRANGEMENT OF A. LOAN. Certain negotiations with Dc Vaughan Hughes, respecting the loan obtained from him by the Board, were referred to, but a final settlement was nut come to. THE PASSING OF BILLS. Mr Wynne spoke of the desirability of having bills read oiii to the Board, inasmuch as they were now IJl'oùur'c 1 quarterly, and not monthly as previously. At the last meeting of the Finance Committee there was only three members present, an 1 at last he (the speaker) was left alone. lie declined the responsibility of passing certain of the bills, amongst then: being the bills of some printers.—The Clerk then read out to the Board the totals of the bills, and the printers bills alluded to being :-l%lessrs Waterlow and Sons, £ 5 12s, Shaw and Co., £ lls 9d Knight and Co., t4 13s. all of London.—All the bills were passed, and the Clerk stated that at present there was a balance at the bank in favour of the Board of j loi'si. PROVISIONAL ORDER. The Clerk reminded the Board if it was intended to apply for a Provisional Order during the next session that the time was approaching for giving the necessary notice. SEA WATER FOR TIIK STREETS. Mr Keatinge proposed a motion standing to his name on the agenda paper — "J'hat the General Purpt 8 s Coiiiirittee b 3 requested to consider the question of watering- the streets with sea.water, and report to the Board as to the advisability of adopting a scheme for that purpose." In support of his motion Mr Keatinge called attention to the great inconvenience experienced owing to the want of a greater pressure of water, which had naturally caused much dissatisfaction. One reason for the absence of proper pressure was the fact that during the summer months a great quantity 01 water was drawn from the mains for street-watering purposes. According to the contractor's returns not less than 852,000 gallons had been drawn from th-5 mains from June 7th to Sep. 20th this year, which at Is cd per thousand gallons, involved an expen- diture of CG3 18s and the distribution of the same at 9d per thousand gallons came to £31 19s., or a total of £ 95 17s for a period of little more than three months. Taking into account what had been spent previous to June 7th, in the same year, he found that the total for six months in one year was not less than L117. He though that, vheu those facts and figures were taken into account, the matter deserved careful consideration. He had no scheme ready to be laid before the committee, preferring rather that the matter should be fully ventilated with a view of adopting some more economical scheme than the present one.—Mr Trehearn, in seconding the motion, remarked that he thought the cost of distributing the water, as well as of the water itself, should be considered at the same time.—The motion was unanimously carred. DESTRUCTION OF PAPERS. Mr Taylor, Mr Keatinge, and Mr Trehearn were deputed by the Board to destroy by burning, the sealed bundle of voting papers used at the last election, and the pro eecungs terminated.