RHYL PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before T. G. Dixon, Esq.; Rev. G. A. Butterton, D.D.; W. Pryce Jones, Esq Dr Girdleetone, and T. Ll. Murray Browne, Esq. EXTENSION OF TIME TIB granted to Miss Elliott to keep the "tVestminster Hotel open for the purpose of private balls on the 15th and 16th till 2.30. The license of the Liverpool Arms was transferred from Mrs Amos to Mr J. Lowe. THE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. George Watson, surrendered to his bail on the oharge of having attempted to commit suioide under circumstances already reported in our columns.-The prisoner having con- sented to pay the cost of the case, he was cautioned by the Chairman. The Bench was willing to believe that he did not seriously intend to commit the foolish act with which he was charged. It was all the result of drink, and they would remind him of what the result of a similar attempt would be. He might have been sent to the sessions for trial, and would no doubt be sentenced to a long term of imprisonment. They would advise him not to act so foolishly again; either to frighten his father or anything else. POACHING PREVENTION. Alun Jones, Strawberry Gardens, and Peter Evans, St Helen's Place, were charged under the above act, the first with being in search of game, and the second with aiding the other to escape.—Mr C. W. Bell prosecuted, and stated that both defendants were seen in Ffordd Oriocin, and on land in the occupation of Mr Morris. The offioer watched Jones, and after. wards went up to him to search him, in which duty he was prevented by Evans. Alun Jones, however, said he would give up the gun. He fired off two shots and handed over the gun and flask.-Both men pleaded guilty. —There was a long list of oonvictions against Jones and Evans, and they were fined £1 and oosts, in default one month's imprison- ment with hard labour. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. William Roberts and William Pritchard,both of Vale Road, were charged byP.C. McKenna, with being drunk and disorderly5 in Vale Road on the 22nd ult. Defendants pleaded guilty, and were fined 5s with 7s costs. CHIMNEY ON FIRE. BlythenJones, Greenbank, was charged with allowing his chimney to get on fire.- Defendant buing ill could not appear,and Mrs Jones attended and said the afflair was an accident, and it was through her it occurred —P.O. Davies having proved the case, a fine of Is with 9s costs was imposed. BREACH OF THE LOCAL ACT. William Jones a young lad 13 years of age, was charged by P.C. W. Johns, with wheeling a truck on the footway, in Queen Street, on the 23rd December.—Defendant admitted the offence, and said he could not wheel the truck through the stones.-P.C. Johns said the lad bad been cautioned before, but the roads were certainly roug-h on the date in question.—Inspector McLaren said there were great many com plaints, and the police only wanted to pat a stop to th practice.-The boy promised not to repeat the offence, and was disoharged.1 NO APPEARANCE. Mr Abel Jones, 11,Queen Street, appeared in mswer to a summons charging him with an assault on Herbert M. Oldershaw, the young officer who was fined last week for smashing the windows of No. 11, Queen Street—The complainant failed to appear to support the charge.
ST. ASAPH. The annual meeting of (the Reading Room and 9 Debating Society was held on Tuesday, January 13th, for the purpose of electing offioers and committee for the ensuing year. Dr Easterby was elected president, the Rev. W. Morton, succentor of the Cathedral, Vice-president, Mr Llewelyn Lloyd, secretary, and a committee of 11 gentlemen for the management of the business. It may be fairly assumed from the success attending the society during the past -year, that the coming session will be a good one. CATHEDRAL CHOBAL SERVICES.2nd Sunday after Epiphany, January 18th.-Moming at 11: Chants; Anthem, "Arise, shine," (Elvey). Evening at 3.15: The Litany, Anthem "SingO daugherof Zion," (Ouseley). Evening at 6.15: Chants, Hymns, 60, 196, 284. Choral Service on Thursdays, at 11.30 and on Saturdays at 5 p.m. THE TEST OF PERFECT HEALTH.—DISEASES OVERMATCHED BY MEDICINE.—Sir Aatley Cooper said that no man ought to know he had a stomach. Unfortunately, however, the two extremes of luxury and privation teach a considerable portion of mankind that they have stomachs, and very troublesome ones too. The diggers after gold in our gulches, the alluvial of our rivers and our dry plains, snfler much from diseases of this organ, and of the liver and bowels. At present, however, there is much less fear of these complaints than formerly. All intelligent miners are aware that they can be readily combated, and cured by the timely administration of Holloway's celebrated Pills. One of the leading forms in which disease I of the stomach and bowels exhibits itself in the I interior—and we may add in the cities too—is a I debilitating diarrhoea. Nothing that has ever been ■ *ried either in dysentery and diarrhoea in this .onntry has uniformly succeeded in curing those ^[maladies except Holloway's Pills, It is stated (that all cases in which they were administered at the Ballarat Diggings, they did not fail in one. The ordinary medical treatment of diarrhoea appears to be wholly usaless in this climate. Probably it is so in any climate. Be this as it may, it is beyond cavil that the Pills arrest the complaint as certainly and almost as quickly as the brakes of a rail car arrest the revolution of its wheels. There are no ifs or buts about the matter the cure is a foregone conclusion. Imagine what a Godsend such a medicine must be to the digger. Possessed of it he feels as if endowed with another -;Sht arm. The very fact that his chest or kuap- oack contains such a counterblast to disease, keeps up his animal spirits and renders him less susceptible of unhealthy influences. Miners bound to the more unhealthy diggings usually provide themselves with an extra supply of both the Pills and the Ointment, as they can always dispese of what they do not want at an enormous profit. It is said, and probably with truth, that the large importations of the medicines have seriously interfered with the profits of the drug merchants. Calomel and jalap, and all the purgatives, alteratives, sudorifics, anod- ynes, Ac., are sadly at a discount in the market. Holloway's Pills and Ointment fill their places in public estimation, and more than fill them in beneficial effect. The Inquirer. If you want high class and superior Provisions go to Robert Price, 39, High street, Rhyl, where you will be served with the best value in town.— &.dvt. HOLLWAY'S PILLS AND OINTMENT.—Travellers to and from distant climes would do well to bear in mind that these changes and the altered diet and surroundings of their lives entail manifold risks to health. Occasions are sure to arise in which they will need a remedy such as these renownod Pills and Ointment, and no traveller by land or sea should ever fail to have a supply on hand. Then lie may truly be said to have a physician always at his call for the various emergencies of travel. Chills and fevers should be promptly treated, and the printed directions should be carefully studied at the commencement of any illness, for Hollowoy's remedies can be safely used in all climates.
DEATHS. H- £ DEMAN.—On the 5th inst, at 25, High Street, Rhyl, of apoplexey, Charles Hardeman, aged 68, years. MORGAN-On the 10th inst., at the Vicarage, Llan- asa, from diphtheria, Laura Frances, the beloved child of the Rev John Parry Morgan, B.A., Vicar, aged 4 years.
If you want good value for your money call at Robert Price, .2.D, High Street, where you will get the best Provisions at the lowest market prices.— Adyt.
BRUTAL OUTRAGE IN CHESTER. A man named John Morgan, who has under- gone several terms of imprisonment for violent assaults, was charged at Chester on Monday with a mnrdprons attack upon his wife, Mary Ann Morgan. The prisoner took a gallon of beer home for him- self, wife, and mother-in-law. A quarrel arose, nnd the prisoner knocked his wife down and kicked her all over the floor. On her mother interposing, the prisoner stabbed her with a knife across the nose and face. The prisoner followed his wife upstairs and again brutally kicked her on her face with iron-tipped clogs, and then flung her down- stairs. Mrs. Morgan was taken to the infirmary, where she remains. The prisoner was remanded,
FIRE AT A UNITARIAN CHAPEL. A Unitarian chapel, erected about two years ago in Longsight, Manchester, narrowly escaped destruc- tion by fire on Sunday morning. During the usual morning service a fire broke out in a timber- yard adjoining one side of the building. The smoke was visible to the congregation, and as it rapidly increased in density, and the fire was evi- dently making headway, a good deal of alarm for the safety of the building was felt amongst the people. The service was stopped, and the con- gregation dispersed. The side wall of the chapel, which was exposed to the full heat of the fire, became very hot, and the roof of the vestry, which is lower than the roof of the chapel, became ignited. The Manchester Fire Brigade on reaching the place put out the fire in the vestry roof, half of which was de- stroyed, and also extinguished the fire in the timber- yard. The side wall of the chapel was damaged by the heat.
PLOUGH MONDAY IN LONDON. Monday being "Plough Monday," as the first Monday after the Feast of the Epiphany is called, the Lord Mayor went in state from the Mansion House, attended by his ceremonial officers and accom- panied by the sheriffs, to the Guildhall, to preside at a grand Court of Wardmote, which is held for the pur- pose of receiving the returns from the several wards of the election of members of the Court of Common Council on St. Thomas's Day last. The returns were handed to the Town Clerk, and there were no petitions against them. The City Marshal (Major Campbell) took the usual declaration, and the ward beadles and extra constables having been admitted, the proceedings ended. In the evening, according to usage, the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress entertained the officers of their household and other officials of the Corporation at dinner at the Mansion House.
MILITARY DIVORCE SUIT. In the Probate and Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice on Monday, the case of Penn v. Penn and Maude came before Sir James Hannen. It was a petition presented by the husband praying for the dissolution of his marriage with the respondent on the ground of her mis- conduct with Major Aubrey Morris Maude. Mr. John Penn said in 1883 he had had to remonstrate with the respondent, to whom he had been married in 1876, as to her conduct with Major Maude. Mrs. Penn repudiated the charges that had been made against her, and said there was no foundation for them. During the greater part of the year 1883, the respondent resided at her father's house, in consequence of her suffering from hysteria. In April, 1884, he received certain infor- mation which led him to institute inquiry as to what had become of his wife. He discovered she had been to York, and that she was then at Newcastle. A few days after he received a letter from her inform- ing him of her intimacy with Major Maude, asking him to forgive her and not to punish the children for her misconduct. He then instituted the present suit. —Other evidence having been given, Sir James Han- nen pronounced a decree nisi with costs.
RIGHTS OF A FOREIGN FLAG. At Birkenhead Albert Gould Thompson, first mate of the American ship J. F. Chapman, now lying in the Great Float, Birkenhead, and John De Costa, shipping agent, Liverpool, have been charged, the first with using abusive and threatening language, and the latter with assaulting a police-constable whilst in the execution of his duty. The police-constable went on board the vessel with a note to the consul's clerk. He saw the clerk, and was about leaving the^vessel, when De Costa said to the first mate, "That is the man who put you and the captain out of court the other day." This was denied. Further words passed, and de Costa than said, If you don't go over the side we'll chuck you over. This is an American ship, with the flag hoisted, and you are not allowed on board her." Do Co3ta then called Thompson, and he came up and said to the officer, Look here, you have no business here. That is our flag, and you are treading on it. If you don't get out I'll chuck you overboard. "-Evidence was called for the de- fence, after which the magistrate said he did not believe the officer was entitled to be on board on that occasion, and, therefore, the summons would be dis- missed.
A HIGHLAND LAIRD AND HIS FACTOR. In the Court of Session, Edinburgh, Lord Fraser has given judgment in the action at the instance of James Mollison, of Bedford, England, against Mr. Evan Baillie, of Dochfour, Inverness-shire, in which pursuer concluded for £2,500 as damages for alleged illegal dismissal. Defender succeeded his grandfather in the estates in 1883, and in May of that year granted a commission to pursuer em- powering him to continue as factor. In May last, however, pursuer received a letter from defender, who was then in London, saying that he desired to occupy himself personally in the management of his estates, and did not hesitate to state frankly that it would be satisfactory to receive pursuer's resignation. To this pursuer replied that he would many times rather be dismissed, because the public would think that he had been allowed to resign in order to screen some palpable offence.— Defender replied that the appointment would termi- nal o at Michaelmas last.-Pursuer maintained that his appointment was practically permanent. The rental of the estates was, he said, close on E20,000,and he had had the sole management of them for 15 years. Lord Fraser, in giving judgment, said that tho law of Scotland provided that a master was at liberty to dismiss a servant on payment of wages and board wages for the term of the engagement. The payment was in reality damages for the dis- missal. It was thus settled that the damages can in no case exceed the amount of wages. He accordingly gave a decree in the terms of the offer for a year's salary, £520, and granted the defender absolvitor with regard to the remainder of the case and expenses.
SEWAGE POLLUTION. Mr. Justice Denman gave judgment on Monday in the case of Selous and Syer v. The Wimbledon Local Board; Same v. The Croydon Rural Sanitary Authority. He said that they had been argued before him for 14 days. The plaintiff, Mr. Selous, was the owner of a house and land upon the River Wandle, which were let upon lease to the other plain- tiff, Mr. Syer. The actions were commenced for tiff, Mr. Syer. The actions were commenced for damages for alleged trespass and nuisance, in con- nection with the carrying out of sewage works; it being said that the defendants had polluted the stream, had deposited foul matter upon the Willow Mead and had enclosed a portion of what was known as the Western Pool. His lordship said that he had heard a very great deal of evidence upon the matter, and he had visited the place in question; and the conclusion which he had come to was this. He enjoined the defendants so to carry on their business as that it should not be a nuisance to the plaintiffs. With regard to the enclosing of a portion of the pool, he awarded S50 damages against the Wimbledon Board, to be reduced to nothing upon the pool being restored to its original state within two months. For spreading foul sewage-matter upon the land, he awarded Mr. Syer £ 200 damages and Mr. Selous, who only wished to establish his right against the same defendants, Is. damages. He gave similar damages against the Croydon Sanitary Board for polluting the stream with water from their sewage-farm; and he granted an injunction to re- strain them from doing so in future. He, however, suspended this injunction for three months to enable the board to make improved arrangements. The de- fendants also have to pay the costs. Mr. Justice Chitty on the same day gave judgment in a case of Taylor v. Friern Barnet Local Board. The defendants are the successors of the Barnet Union, which formerly had the sanitation of the union under its care. In carrying out this object the defendants have a sewage farm from which the water is run off into a natural stream called Pimm's Brook, which, so polluted, pours water into a fountain of the plaintiff's. The defendants have in course of construction expen- sive sewage works,which, when completed, will avoid all chance of polluting the natural stream; but these works will not be completed for five years. Mr. Taylor, seeking an injunction to restrain present pollu- tion, was met by the defence that he should wait till the new works are completed. Mr. Justice Chitty, however, held that they had no right to foul the stream; and he granted an injunction, but suspended its operation for two months, to enable the defendants to remedy the defect complained of by the plaintiff.
The Irish College of Surgeons has decided to admit lady candidates for surgical diplomas. Cluny Macpherson of Cluny, chief of the clan Macpherson, has just died m his 80th year. He was; a Commander of the Bath, Colonel of the Inverness- shire Rifle Volunteers, and held many important offices connected with the town and county of Inver- ness. At a meeting of tho Council of the Workmen's Peace Association the following resolution has been unanimously adopted: "That this Council, while deeply grieved at the sad spectacle presented by the nations of Europe in their attempts to seize upon distant territories, most of which are unfit for colo- nisation, altogether repudiates the selfish and dan- gerous doctrine that, while this country has a right to take possession of any portion of the uncivilised world, it is also justified in preventing by force any other l'ower from following our example."
B O H IFL W Y D D A-N On Thursday last week, the school children of the above village ware entertained at a tea party in the school-room. Before sitting down to the repast, the children formed a procession and walked to Pengwern Hall, where they were received by Sir W. G. and Lady Williams. Her ladyship presen. ted each of tho girls with a Qlgali, and the boys with A gvwmsejr/J j
Whilst freely giving expression to the opinion of our cor" respondents on all subjects of public interest, we with dis" tinctly to state that we do not necessarily endorse any of them and are therefore in no way responible for any tatement made.
To the Editor of the RIIYL ADVERTISER. Sir,—Whilst scanning the columns of your con- temporary, The Rhyl Journal," last week, I noticed in its Rhyl District" news a paragraph concerning the Rhyl Y.M.C.A., which gave utter- ance to sentiments not exactly in accordance with my turn of mind. The writer of the paragraph evidently seemed nettled because very few members of the Y.M.C.A., put in an appearance to listen to a lecture advertised to take place at the Rooms on Friday, the 2nd inst, entitled The Geology of the Vale of Clwyd." Now that identical day happened to be one of the bitterest and most severe that has fallen to our lot to experience this winter: the wind was almost piercing and cold enough to freeze the very marrow in our bones and I think few would be inclined under such existing circumstan- ces, after having turned in from their daily labour, to turn out once more into the cold, even to hear a most interesting lecture, as I have no doubt the above would have proved; but the writer of the paragraph must remember, that after all, there is a good deal of humanity in human beings. Again, although the lecture was one of local interest, it must be borne in mind, that it is not everybody who takes a peculiar interest in science; I should think that the ratio would be at least 8 to 1. Geology, I know, is a hard and difficult science to master, and moreover, rather dry, at any rate, the book-work is so personally, I never was fond of or devoted to, theoretical geology, although, as a rule, I delighted in science. The said paragraph also seems to endorse Prof. H. Jones' statement when he said that it appeared to him that the Association had "run into talk," and that mem- bers, many of whom probably had no single idea in their head, preferred coming there to air their own ideas in a Parliamentary Society, and to play at legislating, to attending for the purpose of listening to lectures." Well, I certainly do not endorse the statement, but I consider the remarks ill timed and ill-advised, and I must say that it is not exactly complimentary to us to say that "many of us probably have no single idea in our own heads I should much like to know what we are taken for ?— I wonder whether the writer of the said paragraph is a member of the Y.M.C.A., and if my conjecture is correct, in which class does he place himself,— among the "idealists or the non-idealists r- and further, admitting that they choose to "air their own ideas," (that is, the persons, or rather the members who have any of their own !) in the Parliamentary Society, why should they not do so in preference to attending lectures, if they think it preferable P-With all due deference to the lecturers and their unquestionable good intentions, I feel positive that the Parliamentary Society has done more towards the advancement and promotion of the Y.M.C.A., than the lectures have done, and I am sure the majority cf its members will coinoide with me and therefore, on that ground alone, the Parliamentary Society can claim: precedence. And another thing, many of us have not the time to spare, to attend all the lectures given; we have our own work to pursue, and for which we have to look to, in future life, as the means of winning our bread and cheese and if we can spare a few hours during the week, we are at liberty to devote them to what we like best, and what will best further the aims of the Y.M.C.A., which thing, in my opinion, is the Parliamentary Society.—Yours truly. A MEMBER OF THE Y.M.O.A. Rhyl, January 12, 1885.
To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. SIB,—Having noticed the correspondence in the "Journal," between the Viear of Rhyl, and a Subscriber," and seeing that tho Journal has muzzled "Subscriber," whether from the material support obtained by that High Church Journal," as it is supposed, from St. Thomas's or some other cause, of which the writer is in happy ignorance, is no particular concern of mine but as I am much disappointed at the sudden collapse, allow me to ask some of your readers who know more about it than 11 do,-is St. Thomas's Church an ancient Parish Church, or has it been built in modern times, and, if so, under what Act, or Acts of Parliament r Relying upon your uniform fairness in admit- ting letters, under a nom de plume, but requiring real name and address, as a guarantee of good faith, I beg to enclose my card, and remain yours faithfully, ENQUIRER.
ALLEGED PERJURY BY A POLICE SERGEANT AT ST ASAPH. On Monday, at the St Asaph, Petty Sessions before Major Birch, Rev. R. H. Howard, R. J. Sisson, Esq., Edwin Morgan, Esq., and Captain Howard, Police Sergeant William Parry, was charged that he "wilfully and corruptly, did commit wilful aud corrupt perjury in his evidence as a witness on the hearing of a certain inform- ation" and &c., &c., at the St. Asaph Petty Sessions, on the third of November. Mr Malcolm Douglas, barrister (instructed by Mr Alun Lloyd) prosecuted, and Mr William Davies of Rhyl defended. A legal objection to the information by Mr Davies having been over- ruled, Mr Douglas proceeded to open the case, and it appeared that the perjury was contained in the evidence given by Parry to the following effect: I saw Joseph Roberta several times during the afternoon of the 11th of September, saw him by the Court-house at half-past nine in the evening. I went down with Edward Jones to the iron bridge, and there Edward Jones pointed out Joseph Roberts to me. I am quite certain Joseph Roberts was there. I saw him again in the old lane about ten minutes to ten. Joseph Roberts was standing near Cornelius Pierce and William Roberts. I was standing within ten yards of him, and could see him plain." For the plaintiff it was contended that Joseph Roberts was not near the place at the time stated. P.O. Edward Jones repeated the evidence given on the 3rd of November, and maintained that Joseph Roberts was one of the parties who assault- ed him. This witness, who, though called by the prosecu- tion, was treated as a II hostile" witness, said he had heard the evidence of P.S. Parry when the assault case was tried, could not eay that he had heard defendant say that he had seen Jos. Roberts several times. He did hear defendant saying that he had seen Joseph Roberts by the court house. He could not say that he had heard him say, I am certain it is Joseph Roberts." Robert Davies, reporter, Rhyl Advertiser, pro- duced the notes taken by him on the 3rd of Novem- ber at the St. Asaph Sessions, the substance of which are contained in the charge. A host of witnesses were then called to prove that Joseph Roberts was not on the city side of the Elwy at all between 8 and 10 on the night of the 11th of September. After the evidence for the prosecution had been taken a number of witnesses were called for the defence, and they all swore to seeing Joseph Roberts either in company with those who assaulted the police, or in the vicinity of the assault. The magistrates retired at 7. 20, and returned to court and announced that they had decided to dismiss the case. The hearing lasted nearly 8 hours.
SAVAGE ASSAULT AT ST. ASAPH. At the Rhyl Police Court, on Thursday last, before T. Ll. Murray Browne, Esq., and Dr W. T. Girdlestone, Thomas Evans, labourer, Penrhewl, St. Asaph, was charged with unlawfully assaulting and beating one Robert Roberts, blacksmith, Chester Street, also of St A sapli. Mr Alun Lloyd defended. Prosecutor, who was severely marked on the forehead, said that he, with four others, were at the Bull Inn, St. Asaph, on the night of the 8th inst. They left the inn at about a quarter to 10 o'clock. Outside the house the defendant's brother, Edward Evans, jumped to his (prosecutor's) throat, and choked him. (The witness was told to confine evidence to tl c charge against the prisouer). 1 Prosecutor then stated that the only thing he had against defendant was, that he had kicked him in the forehead, until he became almost insensible. Defendant did so at the instigation of his brother. They were then at the corner of the bridge The defendant was not one of the company at the public house. In answer to Mr Lloyd He was not fond of fighting, and had not fought since he Wt'f? a boy at school. He did defend himself once in a struggle with a man in Montgomeryshire. He did not say that night at the inn, that he could polish the man referrred to in "two-two's," nor did he afterwards say that he could serve defendant's brother in the same way. He had a distinct recollection of defendant's brother trying to choke him, and was quite certain that the defendant had kicked him. He fell in the centre of the road. He had come home for a few days to see his mother, md had not been drinking all that day. He went into the Bull Inn about 8 o'clock, and remained there until a quartor or ten minutes to ten. John Jones, mason, Red Lion, St. Asaph, gave corroborative evidence as to the prosecutor being lugged by defendant's brother. Defendant and his brother both went at the prosecutor while he was on the ground. He saw defendant kick > tkv prosecutor, By Mr Lloyd: A man called Dick Jones, of Rhosydd, was an uncle of his, and he was aware that his uncle had a spleen against the defendant and his brother. He (witness) had been to Amer- ica, and had seen a little of "life." He did not interfere to protect the prosecutor, when he was kicked in the head. He had not come home to fight, and had more respect for himself. William Williams, gardener, Penyclink, St. Asaph, who was one of the company at the Bull Inn, deposed to defendant's brother lugging the prosecutor all the way to the bridge. He did not see defendant doing anything. By Mr Lloyd He did not see defendant kicking. Defendant was standing in the road. This witness also lately had returned frum America. P.C. Wm. Williams, St. Asaph, stated that on the 8th instant, he was on duty at the top of the city. Hearing some noise in the neighbourhood of the bridge, he proceeded thithev, and found defendant and his brother kicking the prosecutor. Defendant's brother jumped to witness's throat, when he tried to separate them. With the assist- ance of another man he separated the men. By the Bench: He noticed the defendant particularly kicking the prosecutor. He was not present at the commencement of the row. If he had not arrived in time to separate the men something very serious would have happened. Mr Alun Lloyd, for the prisoner, admitted that upon the instructions given him only about three minutes before, he could not dispute that an assault hud been committed but he contended that so far as the defendant was concerned in it, the facts had! been greatly exaggerated. Mr Lloyd pointed out the discrepancy in the evidence of Wm. Williams and that of the police constable—one said he did not see defendant doing anything, while the officer stated that he saw defendant kickinc the prosecutor. If the instructions which he = (Mr Lloyd) had received were correct, the defendant had been struck by prosecutor in mistake, as he supposed, for his brother, who was really the guilty party in the aflair. He asked their worships if they believed the witnesses could have stood looking at the prosecutor being kicked for 8 or 1C minutes in the merciless manner described, without interfereing to save his life ? The facts, he considered, were greatly exaggerated. Edward Evans would be brought before their worships, when he was caught; and he was the aggressor. If the defendant had been struck by the prosecutor in mistake for his brother, surely then he was not so very much to be blamed. The defendant really could only be regarded as a supplement to the assault upon Robert Roberts. The prosecutor was home on a visit, and no doubt had been drinking so that very probably it all arose from a drunken brawl, in which prosecutor was not altogether free from blame. After a consulation with the Clerk (Mr Oliver George), during which time the court room was cleared, their Worships fined the defendant X-3, with the costs, amounting to X I. 2s. 3d; in default of payment, one month's hard labour. The defendant was removed in custody.
ST AASPH COUNTY COURT. YESTERDAY.—Before His Honour Horatio Llovd, Judge, and F. R. Sission, Esq., Registrar. There wer,, 12 judgement summonses.S adjourned actions, and 60 ordinary casss. The undefended cases: were disposed of by the Registrar, and the judgement summonses by his Honour. A CHAMPION PLOUGHMAN AND HIS PLOUGH.—A PLEA OF INFANCY. Mr John Williams, late of the Royal Oak Prestatyn, sued Thomas Lloyd, Plas, Prestatyn, for X.5 alleged to be due for a plough bought by defendant.- Mr W. Davies (Messrs W. Davies and Roberts) defended.-From the evidemce of the plaintiff it would appear that Mr Lloyd borrowed the plough to go to the All England Ploughing Match, and after winning a prize with it, bought it for the sum mentioned. However after keeping it for 8 months the implement was sent back to plaintiff's brother at Tanlan. after hee His Honour When was it returned. 1 Plaintiff: (handing a paper to his Honour) That is the date your Honour. Hio [To- our: -This lius nothing to do with the case. It is a chapel receipt for your pew rent (loud laughter). Plaintiff. I made a mistake, my lord (renewed laughter). Wm. Cunuah, Fanny Williams, and Robert Wil- liams, having given evidence for the plaintiff, Mr Davies submitted on behalf of the defendant that while they agreed regarding the borrowing of the plough, it was true that certain proposals were made touching the purchase of the plough, but it would be proved for the defendant there was no sale. Plaintiff certainly did ask £ 5 for the plough, and defendant offered a certain quantity of potatoes which offer was refused and the matter then dropped. After an interview with Robert Williams (plaintiff's brother) defendant returned the plough to Robert Williams's premises from which place he got the plough in the first instance. Wm. Ellis, employed at Plas Prestatyn, stated that lie remembered the transaction regarding the plough. John Williams wanted £ 5, and defendant offered X4 I Os. Od. in cash or the value in potatoes. Both offers were refused. The defendant was also put in the box, and said that plaintiff after he (defendant) borrowed the plough, was after him trying to sell the impli- ment. He did not care to buy it, but when pressed by plaintiff, he offered £ 1 I Os. for it. This offer was refused, but as plaintiff (who was his uncle) lived in Liverpool he kept the plough till plaintiff wanted it again. However, in May, Robert Williams came to ask for the for the price of the plough, but ho said he never bought it. Robert Williams said that he had more to say to the plough than his brother, and if it was not paid for before the Saturday following he would be entered into the County Court. He took the plough back as soon as he could. A plea of infancy was sent in for the defence, and his Honour asked plaintiff whether he knew defendant was under age, and the plaintiff said he was. His Honour then said he thought the case could nut be one wherein a minor could be sued. If the young man had borrowed the plough, and promised to pay say JE1 for the loan, then perhaps defendant could enter into an agreement but this was a contract for the sale of goods that were not necessaries. The law would not allow him to give verdict for the plaintiff.-J udgement for the defendant without costs. TRESPASS BY SHEEP. I In this case Robert Jones, Greenbach, Tre- meirchon, sought to recover X4 10s from Mrs Anne Roberts, Bachegreg, of the same place, for damage alleged to be done to pasture and crop by sheep, and cattle. Mr William Davies for the plaintiff, and Mr Alun Lloyd for the defendant who paid losin conrt The damage was alleged to be done between Jan. and September, 1884. After a long hearing His Honour gave verdict for the plaintiff for C2 with costs on that amount. THE FORYD, RHYL.—IMPORTANT TO SHIPPERS. JOHANSON V. COPPACE. This was an important case affecting Rhyl, and we believe it was one of the matters mentioned in the Town Surveyor's report to the Commissioners at their last meeting when referring t) bills now before Parliament affecting Rhyl, which required to be watched. I Mr Edw. Roberts, of Wellington Chambers, Rhyl, had the conduct of the plaintiff's case, and being a native of Rhyl, and taking a special interest in all matters relating to tho place of his birth, and being considered a good maritime lawyer, and by some an authority in historical matters relating to I I Eiagleiield, in Flintshire, within which distirict Rhyl is situated, we expected to glean considerable useful information from the hearing of this case, but when the case was called on, Mr Roberts addressed the Ccurt as follows :— In this case I am for the ph intiff, and Messrs Walker, Smith and Way, of Chester, are for the defendant. It is an action in replevin, which was brought by Mr Pontus Johan- son, captain of a foreign ship, the Ii Margaretta," of Sweden, chartered by Charles Jones, and Son, with a eargo of timber to the Foryd, Rhyl, against Mr John Oopplck, the Pilot Master of Chester, to try an important question—whether the River Foryd is within the port of Chester, for any other 1 thanCustoms purposcs,aud to test the right claimed, by the River Dee Pilotage Trustees to compulsory pilotage in respect of the pilotage of vessels bound to Foryd, Rhyl, from any place except the river Dee. Your Honor was kind enough to grant several ad- journments, which not onJy suited Messrs Walker, Smith, and Way, but also enabled me to look into and consider every act, grant, and charter relating to or affecting the city and port of Chester and the river Dee, long before and after the time Liver- pool was a "Creek" dependent on CLester, and particularly the return made by the Mayors of Chester, and Beaumaris to a commission directed to them in the reign of Charles the 2nd and the result is, an amicable settlement of this action, whereby the defendant submits to a Judge- ment for the plaintiff for Is damages and JE5 costs, and the Trustees have recorded on their minutes that they shall not and will not claim or exer- cise rights of compulsory pilotage, or pilotage jur- isdiction in respect of the pilotage of vessels bound from the Voryd to the sea or from the sea to the Yoryd, and not catenas into vr going out of the river Dee, the seaward boundary of which rive.- shall be taken to be a direct line drawn from the Red Stones at^Hoylakejto tiie^seaward eud of Rhyl Pier. And in the DeeConservancy and Improvement Bill now'before parliament. the promoters have excludedjthe river Foryd or Clwyd, and the mouth and estuary thereof, and the channels for the time being therefrom to the sea from the Hunts of their act." have therefore nothing iuv ■ t;. do now than to move that your Honour may bt • :<ed to order'by ec)nseiit that judgement bo enter- I the plaintiff for Is. damages and L5 costs; aI,L. I beg to move accordingly. Mr Hughes, from I^ussrs Walker, Smith, and Way, is here consenting. Judgement entered accordingly.
— +. FFYNNONGROEW. THE WEST MOSTYN COLLIERY.-This hamlet was all astir on Tuesday, when the final arrangements were made for re-starting this colliery. Flags were floated from the bcildings and pit head to celebrate the event. The col lieIT will be started by Mr Gilderoy in less than a month. A number of the Mostyn colliers have returned to the district in the hope of obtaining employment at West Mostyn. The distressed families are supplied with soup at Mostyn Hall twice every week, and tickets to obtain bread are also given them by Lord and Lady Mostyn.
BITS FROM BOOKS. A GHAWAZEE DANCE. While returning along the steep bank of Luxor to the Lohengrin we were met by Achmet Effendi, the son of the English consul,Mustapha Agha,who begged us to come to the fantasia, held at his father's house that evening. This invitation we of course accepted, as it is the customary thing. Accordingly, we betook ourselves at the appointed time to Mustapha Agha's house,built amongst the columns of the temple of Luxor, and here, after the usual smoking of cigarettes, salutation-making and coffee-drinking, we witnessed much the same curious style of dance as; I have endeavoured to describe when first passing Luon on the ascent of the river. There were the same eight Ghawazees clothed in the extravagantly-coloured dresses of their class,and decked with tinsel and orna- ments the same wild music produced by performers who extracted shrill sounds from one-strinved rababs, and the same waving of arms, snapping of fingers, and passionate songs while the dancers danced their oriental measures.One new feature of the performance struck me, as being a display of the manner in which these Ghawazee can command the different muscles of their lithe bodies in all the various motions of their dancing. A young girl took a lighted candle, and fixing it in the mouth of an empty cham- pagne-bottle, placed this improvised lamp on her coin-bedecked head, and forthwith commenced to thrill and quiver in a most surprising fashion. Then, after making these waves of motion run from her head to her feet-during which she seemed about to lose consciousness, so absorbed was the look in her eyes—and after tremulous movements of her neck, body, and arms, she slowly sank to the floor till perfectly flat on her back, with the bottle and lighted taper still standing upright on her head, which was now bent at right angles to her body. With her arms at her side she now rolled across the room from one end to the other, and then back again without even compromising the safety of the balanced bottle and light, though how she contrived to twist her neck at the right moment without dislocating it,or to turn her body independently of her head was a wonder to all, albeit we watched her every movement closely. Although many other strange feats of the sort were executed, this elicited the most surprise from the visitors seated on the divans round the room, and, as a proof of the Ghawazee's strange control over each muscle of her body, was a most curious exhibition. Though I have since seen many and various kinds of Ghawazee dancing, I think I never saw this bottle- balancing exploit rivalled, either in the ease of its execution or the confidence of its performer.— Palms and Temples Being Notes of a Four Months' Val/age upon the Nile. By Julian T. Biddulph Arnold. HUMBLE HEROISM. The self-appointed leader asked for flannel cloth- ing. A dozen garments were flung to him at once. He wrapped himself up like a mummy, and bound a cotton handkerchief over his face. Then with the machine strapped securely across his shoulder, he set one foot in the bucket, and laid a hand upon the rope. A man ran forward with a slender chain, which lie passed rapidly round the volunteer's waist, and fixed to the ri pe which supported the bowk. Another tinnst an end of cord into his hand, and stood by to reeve out the rest as he descended. Then came the word: "Short, steady." The engine panted, the rope tightened, the muffled figure with the machine bound about it swung into the smoke, and in a death- like stillness, with here and there a smothered gasp, the man went down. His comrade at the edge drib- bled the cord through his coal-blackened fingers as deiicately as though it had been a silken thread. Then came a sudden tug at it, and the word was flashed to the engine-room, and the creak of the wheel ceased, and the gliding wire rope was still. Then for a space of nigh a minute not a sound was heard, but every eye was on the rope, and every cheek was pallid with suspense, and every heart was with the hero in the fiery depths below. Then came another warning tug at the rope, and again the word flashed to the engine-room. The wheel spun round, the rope glided, quivered, stopped, the figure swung out through the smoke again, was seized, lowered, landed. When his comrades laid hards upon him. the flannel garments fell from him in huge blackened Hakes, so near to the flames had he been, He cast these garments from him, and they fell, half tinder, at his feet. Then he drew off the hand. kerchief which bound his face, and, at the god-iike, heroic pallor of his countenance, and the set lips, and gleaming eyes, women whispered pantingly, "God bleps him and the breath of those bold fellows was drawn hard. Then he reeled, and a pair of arms like a bear's were round him in a second. In ten seconds more he was outside the crowd, and a bottle of whisky, which came from nobody knew where, was at his lips as he lay upon the ground, and two or three women ran for water. And whilst all this was doing, anothei man, as good as he, was swinging downwards in the blinding smoke. So fierce a leap the flames made at this hero, that they caught him fairly for a moment in their arms, and when he was brought to the surface he hung limp and senseless, with great patches of smouldering fire upon his gar- ments, and his hands and face cracked and blackened. But the next man was ready, and when he in turn came to the light he had said good-bye to the light for ever in this world. Not this, nor anything that fear could urge, could stay the rest. Man after man went down. There were five-and-thirty men and boys below, and they would have them up or die. With that god-like pallor on their lips and cheeks, with those wide eyes that looked Death in the face, r.nd knew him, and defied him—down they went! I saw these things who tell the story. Man after man defied that fiery hell, and faced its lurid smoky darkness undismayed, until, at last, their valour won the day.-fr. Bowker's Courtship. Bit D. Christie Mur- ray, in Gleanings from Popular Authors, A LOVE TRAGEDY. Spanish novels are naturally but little known in England, and our readers may, perhaps, be interested in the following translation of an incident in Doha Perfecta," a work by the best living Spanish novelist, Don Benito, Perez Galdos. It is necessary to premise that Rosario, the daughter of the heroine, has fallen in love with her cousin,Don Jose de Rey, commonly called Pepe Rey,while her mother had destined her for another. Rosario has an appointment with Pepe in her e'arden at midnight, at which their plans are to be finally settled, but a watch had been set, Maria Iteniedios and a Carlist bravo, Caballuco, being placed as spies. Rosario, driven to desperation by the fact that her mother insists on keeping watch all night, thus depriving her of all chance of keeping her rendezvous with Pepe, confesses everything on her knees, and the following scene ensues Rosario, Rosario!" exclaimed Dona Perfecta, with a terrible accent, "rise!" There was a little pause. "This man has written to you? "Yes." "You have seen him since that night?" "Yes." "And you- "I also. Oh, mother why do you look at me so You are not my mother." "Would to heaven, no Yes, re- joice in the pain you give me You kill me, you kill me, without hope!" cried Perfecta, with indescribable agitation; "you say that this man Is my husband. I shall be his, protected by the law-oh, you are not a woman—why do you look at me so, you make me tremble Mother, my mother, do not condemn me." "You have condemned yourself—enough. Obey me, and I will forgive you. Answer—when did you receive letters from this man?" "To-day." "What treason—what infamy," exclrimed the mother, violently. You had arranged to meet?" "Yes." "When?" "To-night." "Where?" "Here, here. I. confess it aU-all. I know it is a crime. I am very wicked but you— you, who are my mother, wjJl sa ve me frorc this agony. CO., consent—say one word to me—one only——" "Ilii.! man here, in my house," cried Dona Perfecta, springing rather than walkirg towards the centre of the room. Rosario followed her on her knees. At 1 the same moment they heard three strokes, three blows, three thunder-claps. It was Maria Remedies, knocking till the house trembled. Mother and daughter stood like statues. A servant went down t" open, and a moment afterwards Maria Remedies entered, more like a basilisk than a woman. Her face, scarlet with excitement, shot fire from under her mantle. "He is here, he is here," sho said, taking breath at every syllable; "he has found his N,i,v into the garden through the disused gate." "Now I understand," repeated Dona Perfecta, with a kind of roar. Rosario fell back fainting. Come," said Dona Perfecta, without taking the smallest notice of her daughter, and the two women glided down the stairs. The servants crowded the gallery in t ewiJderment. Dona Perfecta passed through the dining-room into the garden, followed by Maria Reniedios. "Fortunately we have Caba'luco here," said the canon's niece. Where ?"" In the garden also. He jumped the wall." Doiia Perfecta ex- plored the garden with her angry eyes, to which passion gave a cat-like fiie anJ brilliancy. "I see something there," she said. "It is going towards the oleanders." "It is he," fa: 1 Ueniedios "but there is Ramos—K^mos a; <1 distinguished plainly the colossal figure d Cab; Juco. Towards the (,lc:i),Icrs 1 !-t"r!. the V«)1< Perfecta nova;ved a r n >>; ce and her harsh voice, with a tei rib'e i: .-vl'c* the words, Cristobal, "s L.. A shot Wft8 hearà- And then another
RHYL. BAND OF HorE ENT ERTAI-N-IEI, T. -A very successful miscellaneous entertainment in connection with the English Presbyterian Hand of Hope, was held at the Lecture Room, Brighton Road, on Friday evening, the 9tb inst. We are pleased to learn that this useful society, which was started two years ago by Mr McLellan, clothier, Windsor street, is in a very flourishing condition, the number of attendants averaging about 80. Mr McLellan, who takes a very deep interest in the welfare of the young, is ably assisted by the Rev. J. Jenkins, M.A., who not only delivers temper- ance addresses, but also imparts useful instruc- tion to the young, in a manner which is both entertaining and highly profitable to them. The entertainment of last Friday was got up chiefly for the entertainment of the young, who were admitted at half price, the charge for adults being sixpence each, the proceeds to be devoted towards defraying the expenses incurrred in connection with the Band of Hope. There was a large audience, and the programme appended gave great satisfaction to all. The trio (violin) by Mr and Mrs Hazelhurst aud Mr Hazelden gave great delight, as also did the dialogue The pamp and the tavern," by Master Thomas Wood and party. In fact all the performers acquit- ted themselves most creditably. In the un. avoidable absence of W. R. Williams, Esq solicitor, the-chai'' was taken by the Rev. J. Jenkins, M.A. The following was the pro- gramme Chorus, Brightly beams the morning," Child- ren song and chorus, "Mill May," Sarah A Pritchard and R Parry recitation, "Pussy Cat," Ann Jones; song, "The Children's Home," Miss li. Roberts; glee; "TheOsney Bells." Polly Wil- liams and party solo (piano) Miss Katie Jones; chorus. Come all ye Children," Children; song, "In the heart of London Town," Mr Owen Edward. part song, Tbe Wild Sea Foam," Edith C. Jones and Party; trio (violin) Ecossaise," Mr and Mrs Hazelhurst and Mr Hazelden; dialogue, The Pump and the Tavern," Thomas Wood and party duet i Piano) Zampa," Misses Williams and Rowlands song and chorus, "Love at Home," Bella Povah and Pollie Homan song Polly," Mr Hazlehurst; recitation, "No one will see me," John Evans: chorus, "Courage, Brother do not stumble," Children; song, "Darby and Joan," Miss E. Roberts solo, (piano) Faust," Miss Ada M. Williams; duet, "Sea of Glass," Sarah A Pritchard and R. Parry; song and chorus, "The Sunny Side," Edith C. Jones and parcy chorus, God bless our Youthful Band," children. TREAT TO THE PooR.-Tiie names Littler and "Bodhyfryd" are household words in their association with all that is charitable among the poor. But most of the charities bestowed by Mr Littler and distributed so unostentatiously that nobodybut the donor,his Maker, and the recipients are Itware of their magnitude. It is the delight of the gentle- man mentioned to move among the poor to ameliorate their condition and assuage their suffering, and that, too, in a manner that cannot give a shadow of pain to the most sensitive of our less fortunate fellow. creatures. We say the most sensitive ad- visedly. for it is Mr Littler's sole desire to benefit the needy and unfortunate, and not to foster pauperism and indulge professional beggary, of which sad to say, there is far too much, even in our little town. The gifts of the worthy gentleman as above stated are distributed so quietly that seldom they are recorded in newspaper columns. How- ever. it has come to our knowledge that Mr Littler, will on Monday next treat the poor people over 60 years of age in the town, to a most seasonable present of excellent Welsh flannel. A special order was given by Air Littler to a well known woollen manu- facturer for 1500 yards, but the order could not be accepted, so the generous donor had to be satisfied with what the mill could turn out —1200 yards. —1200 yards. CoyGHEGAIIOXALIET DLAEL" FOR 1885.-The first edition of a Welsh diary for 1885, for the use of the Welsh Congregationalists, chiefly, edited and compiled by the Rev. Dr E. Pan Jones, of Mostyn, and printed at.the office of this paper, has already been exhausted, and a second edition is now in press. The fact that three thousand copies of this work were sold in the course of a few days, and that a second edition of over two thousand is demanded, is a sufficient proof of the excellence of the wotk. In addition to being a carefully compiled compendium of denomiational facts and statistics, it contains a mass cf general information useful to all. This diary is considered ns the completest and most trust- worthy published in connection with the Welsh Congregationalists. THE TEMPERANCE MISSION, commenced at Smith's Room, Wellington Road. on Sunday evening last, and continued ievery evening during the week, we are :pleased to say has been a very great success. On Sunday at 8 o'clock a united prayer meeting was held, conducted by the Rev. W. Foster, B.A., as- bisted by the Rev. D. Burford Hooke, Rev. W. Evans-Foote, and others, members of the vaiious christian churches in the town. The room was full. Crowded assemblies have also gathered on each of the following evenings. The meetings have been both entertaining and edifying. Besides the addresses delivered in Welsh and English on the subject of tem- perance, songs, recitations, readings, &c., have been given each evening. A Band of Hope choir, under the leadership of Mr John Prcffit, has rendered valuable service. Sankey's hymns have been sung by the audience, led by Mr E. Lloyd Evans, Elwy Street, and Misses A. and M. Jones, 2-2, High street, accompanying on the harmonium. Without mentioning any names in particular, suffice it to say that some of the leading temperance men and women of all denomin. ations have taken public part in the meeting, and have rendered assistance in every possible way. The addresses delivered!during the week have been of the most practical character, earnest in spirit and yet moderate in language. The speakers, too, have been attentively listened to. Perfect good order has pre- vailed throughout, if we except a few would- be young gentlemen (r) who on one or two occasions caused a little annoyance to the audience through laughing and talking loudly at the entrance into the room. About the middle of the week steps were taken to put a stop to such unseemly conduct. The meeting are clearly valued by those for whose benefit they were primarily intended, and there are reasons for believing that some practical good has been the result. The pledge book has been signed by many; and it is to be hoped that during the coming week—for the mission is to be continued- many more will be added to their number. 0 collections are made at the meetings, but, in order to give those who wish to con- tribute towards the expense of hiring the room, gas, harmonium, printing, &c., a plate is held by a person at the door. The committee feel deeply thankful for the ready anci valuable assistance given so far by ladies ana gentlemen, anG. would be glad to receive the names of any who would wish to assist in carrying on the work of the mission during. the coming week. ilr J. Love Jones, 59, Wellington Road, the secretary, can be communicated with.—Cor. 2ND BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS C" (RHYL) COMPANY'S ORDERS.—The annual Prize Shooting contest (for the money prizes, will tr.ke place this d&y &t the new range on the other side of the Foryd and near to the Ferry Hotel. Shooting to commence at 10 a.m., ana to be contiEued uitil 4 p.m. Competitors to ba in uniform, and to nave made themselves 3 1 efficient for the year ending olst, October last, or they will be disqualified. The prizes will be retained in hand for the present, but will be distributed at the town hail onaceituin date wLich will be duly announced. The; shooting for the prizes in kind will take place at the new range on Saturday next, the 24th inst., at. 10 a.m., anr be continued until 4 p.m. on that day. An entrance fee of h. will have to be paid by each competitor, and the names of those men wishing to take part in this com- petition shonid be given together with their entrance fees to Col. Sergt. Gamlin as early 0 as possible. The entrance fees will be applied for the same purpose as those of last year, viz to purchase a silver medal for the man who makes the highest score in this compet- ition. Further particulars may be obtftiaed from Sergt. Instr. Morrison, or from either of the Sergeants of the company.-Rhyl, 17th January, 1885. EÅRLY LAMBING.—As Mr Suowden, Queen-st., was proceeding to Prestatyn on Sunday last he observed in a field close to the line a ewe which had just dropped a fine lamb; being informed that Mr Gratton, Prestatyn was the owner, he at once in- formed him, who thanked Mr Snowden for the in- formation. AN IMPORTANT CASE.—"The trial of Sir John Barleycorn" will take place at the town hall on the 3rd February, 1885. Those taking part will consist of members of the Y.M.C.A. Parliamentary Debating Class. For further particulars see bills. Tickets may be had of the stationers and members. PERILOUS POSITION OF A BRIG.-Abollt 10 o'clock on Sunday night during the preval- ence of a full gale, word was brought to Mr. Hughes, the lifeboat secretary, that a vessel was firing rockets and exhibiting other signals Information was at once sent to the Coast Guards, being the quickest means of com- municating with the life boat station. In the meantime the vessel had ceased firing, and i is conjectured that her anchors were fortu- nately cast in good ground, therefore the life boat crew were not summoned. It is most probable that the captain finding himself being driven towards land, made these signals to prepare for the worse, but that afterwards he was able to bring his vesssi to. At day- light on Monday the vessel—a fine brig—wa observed riding at her anchor and rolling fear. ful, and the sea making a complete breach over her, in the North Channel, River Dee, in what is known as No. 149 per chart. She showed no distress signals, and it did not ap- pear to those watching at Rhyl to be replying to the signals made to her from the Voel Nant Telegraph station. Those who are versed in these matters state that at this time the only assistance she was in need of was a tugboat. Very careful watch, however, was kept npon her both at Rhyl and Point of Ayr, she being in danger of coming ashore on some of the dangerous banks between these stations, if her cables parted. In the afternoon the gale having abated, about 3.30, a tug boat came alongside, and took her in tow in the direction of Liverpool. We cannot understand why the Chester River Pilot Boat did not go to her, instead of tacking in the channel, and knowing the vessel was not showing dittress signals, and that she was riding in 6 fathoms low water spring tides Com. THE C (Rhyl) Company of the 2nd Bat- talion Royal Welsh Fasiliera had a church parade on Sunday last. The men fell in at 10 o'clock, and marched under the command of Sergeant Instructor Morrison, and preced- ed by their band, to St. Thomas's Church, where they were joined by Captain Jones. The Vicar preached the sermon, and after the service the Company marched back to the armoury by way of Bath Street, the Parade, High Street and Kinmel Street. Upon arriv- ing at their headquarters, the Captain com- plimented the men upon their attendance, considering the boisterous state of the weather, and also considering the distance some of them had to walk (from Rhuddlan, Meliden, &c.) We may remark that the Company pres- ented an improved appearance to their last church parade at Rhyl, the whole of the men wearing busbies and (with the exception of recruits) tunics. The strength of the Com- pany on parade was as follows :—1 Captain, 4 Sergeants (exclusive of Sergt. Instr. Morrison), 2 Buglers, and 35 Rank and File (including band), total 42. Y.M.C.A. DEBATING SOCIETY.—At the weekly meeting of the above society on Thursday last the attendance of members was so meagre that it was thought advisable to adjourn the house." Consequently the debate on the disestablishment and dis- endowment of the Church of England did not come off. NORTH WALES SCHOLARSHIP Associ&Tio-N A meeting of the committee of this associa- tion was held on Friday, at Rhyl, Captain E, H. Verney, R.N., in the chair. After the transaction of the ordinary business, the following resolution was carried unanimously, and ordered to be transmitted to the Prime Minister, the Lord President and Vice- president of the Council, and the Welsh members of Parliament, viz., That this association, finding that all intermediate educational effort in Wales is at a standstill owing to the delay in the introduction of the Intermediate Education Bill, earnestly urges the Government to bring forward the measure at an early period next session." At the usual meeting of the Clwyd Street Literary Society, held in the lesture ball on Monday evening last, Mr Jacob Jones presid- ing, two interesting papers were read; one by Mr Price, High-street, the subject bainr Liberty and the other by Mr R. O. Jone = on The geography of Palestine." THE Foo.R.-The soup kitchen is opened every Wednesday and Saturday morning, where soup is given to the poor by the Rhyl Poor Relief Fund, under the superintendence of Mr John Roberts, Queen-street. PRESENTATION TO P.C. JAMES D. MCLAREN.— On Tuesday evening a pleasing ceremony took place at the Old King's Head, Wrex- ham, in connection with a presentation to P.C. James D. McLaren (son of Inspector McLaren, Rhyl), on the occassion of his recent marriage. Mr W. Foulkes presided, and the presentation, which consisted of a handsome timepiece, a purse of money, and an address was made in suitable terms by Mr W. Swann, on behalf of the subscribers. The address ran as under:- TO MR. JAMBS D. MCLAREN. DGAR SIR' We, the undersigned, are desirous of taking an early opportunity of tendering to vou our hearty congratulations and good wishes upon your recent marriage. During your residence in Wrexham, extending over a period of four years, you have as an officer of the Denbighshire CJn- stabulary gained, by your upright conduct and faithful discharge of your duties, the esteem and respect of all. Amongst your numerous friends and well wishers none are more desirous for your welfare than we are, and we very sincerely trust that you and your wife may enjoy a long, happy and prosperous life. P.C. McLaren appropriately acknowledged the presentation and expressed his best thanks to the subscribers. Daring the evening a number of toasts were proposed and several songs by the vocal members of the company promoted the general harmony of the pro- ceedings.
FLINT, DENBIGH, AND MERIONETH BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. Thpquarterlf meetings and "Cymanfa" tie above association were held at Holywell, on Tues- day and Wednesday. On Tuesday afternoon a conference was held, the Rev. J. J. Williams, of Rhyl, being in the chair, and the following minis- ters were present:—Revs. J. Robins jn, Li-snsili-: Joseph Davies, Birkenhead; H. C. Williams, Cor- wen C. Davies. Liverpool; C. Roberts, Barniout.- D. Williams, Llangollen G. R. Jones, Cefn E. Parry, Festiniog; J. G. Matthews, Carrog; B. Evans, Rhuddlan T. Davies, CoedPoetb,&-c. Th. Chairman, Mr R. W. Williams, of Dolgeller was unavoidably absent. Reference was made to the death of the Rev. J. Williams, of Goiwyn. and a vote of condolence was passed, upon the* motion of the Rev. C. H. Williams, (Corwen), seconded bv the Rev. J. Robinson and directed to be f orwarded to his relatives. The minutes were read by the secretary (Rev. Joseph Davies, Birken- head), and confirmed. A letter of dismissal and recommendation was given to the Rev. J. L. Grier- son, of Buckley, who is leaving for South America. A discussion took place upon the subject of tue home mission, and, with the view of further support. ing the same, it was decided to issue collecting cards for the use of the various churches in the association. It was resolved to recommend to the churches that an effort should be made to increase the funds of the Baptist Build* Fund for Wales. The question of erecting ew ti rches L t Bagil t and Barmouth was considered, and a committee w. s appointed to co-operate with tho churches. Several otaerminor matters in counection with the associa- tion were disposed of.-A paper was read by the iiev. C. Roberts, Barmouth, upon the duty oi the church towards members who are lost to them, and a very interesting discussion followed.—In the even- ing sermons were delivered to large congregations by the JEt v. D. Williams, Llangollen, and* Miss Williams, of Blaenllechai, South Wales. lesterday a conference of churcli members was held, and a discussion took place upon "Christian PerLgeverance." In the afternoon sermons were preached by the Revs. H. Williams, Corwen, and C. Davies, Liver- pool; and in the evening the preachers were the Revs. Joseph Davies, Birkenhead, and G. R. Jones, Cefn. The meeting's thfbughout were vorr [successful,
H. Evans; backs, W. Parry and W. H. Jones; half-backs, D. Davies, T. Owen, and A. Roberts: right-wing, T. Roberts, and T. Roberts; left- wing, James Jones and F. Rees; centre, J. Jones. Rhyl: goal, E. Williams backs, R. C. Thompson, and F. Skeates; half-backs, Twiston Morgan (captain), R. B. Olarke and J. D. Whitley right- wing, J. Vaughan and Lewis Morgan left-wing, R. Hughes and J. Lowe centre W. H. Roberts.; Mr H. J. Roberts officiated as referee. Rhyl Gardens and the Llandudno Swimming club played a friendly football match on the ground of the former on Saturday. Although the Gardens club had by far the best of the play, the game ended in a draw, one goal each. IN TOUCH.