ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY.—Present P. P. Pennant, Esq, (chairman) W. M. Ularke (vice-chairman), Edwin Morgan, do; T. G. Dixon, Esq Captain Salisbury; Messrs B. Littler, Rhyl; W. Bell, Rhuddlan W. Williams, Prestatyn W. Elli?, J. Vaughan, D. Edwards, Abergele T. Sleight, Dyserth R Roberts, Llanddulas; J. D. Jones. Bodoryn; J. Hughes, Bronhaulog; II; Parry, Bettws; R. Davies, Denbigh Joseph Lloyd, St. Asaph Thomas Lloyd Llansannan; Thomas Morgan, Owm D Davies, Henllan. THE HOUSE. The master reported the inmates to number 155, as compared with 150 on the last board day, and with 140 on the corresponding date last year. During the past fortnight 65 vagrants were relieved, as against 67 during corresponding period last year. A SITUATION FOR A LATE INMATE. It was reported by the master that Mr P H. Chambers, Llysmeirchion, had found a situation for Abel Evans, the lad who lately recovered his sight, on board of a steamer trading to the Mediterranean, as assistant steward. Mr Chambers also kindly provided an ontfit, and the guardians supplied another, and paid the lad's passage to Liverpool. It was observed by Mr Dixon that the situation was an excellent one for the lad, if he would take care of it. A TRAMP AND HIS FAMILY. A person named Robert Jones, a tramp admitted by the order of the Denbigh re lieving officer, applied for a pair of boots for his wife, to enable him to proceed on his journey in search of employment. The Guardians promised to do what they could for the applicant, who, it appears, belongs to the Carnarvon Union. DEPUTY MEDICAL OFFICER. A letter was read from Dr Heaton asking the board to sanction the appointment of Dr Davies as his deputy.—Mr Dixon and Mr Bell were of opinion that they could not get a better man than Dr Davies, and the board sanctioned the appointment. REFRESHMENTS FOR THE GUARDIANS AND RE- PORTERS. The Chairman said he had a suggestion to make. Some time ago a resolution was passed prohibiting the master from serving refreshments to guardians and reporters lie voted against the resolution not because he thought it wrong in principle, but because he thought it was brought forward so abruptly, and so might cause some incon- venience to guardians, &c. He thought it would be a convenience to guardians on duty if the masterwas authorised to serve them with a slight refreshment at a fixed tariff, and they could extend the same priviledge to reporters if they liked to avail themselves of it. By fixing a tariff, say the cost price, there could be no possible objection on principle, and he would propose a resolution that the privilege be allowed. Mr W. Williams seconded the proposal. Mr W. Clarke hoped the charges were fixed to uphold the principle, not to make anything of it,' for the thing itself was not worth talking of. Reporters were called there in all weathers and it was very desirable that they should have a comfortable place to sit in, and in his opinion it was a very shabby thing to say anything about the refreshment.-Oa a division one only voted against the proposition. THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE COOKING AND HEATING ARRANGEMENTS. The committee appointed to consider the above question met on Thursday week and recommended that the proposed plan should be adopted, after a careful consideration. The cost would be about 9330, and would be the means of saving from 70 to 80 tons of coal annually, as 2 fireplaces would be required instead of nine.—The Chairman fully explained the plans, and maintained on the grounds of economy as well as good order and discipline that thechanges should bemade In conclusion he warmly supported the report and proposed its adoption. W. Davies seconded the proposition, be- lieving that a great saving could bo effected by it. M. Clarke was of opinion that it would be the very best improvement that could possibly be carried ont. The motion was unanimously carried, and a committee appointed to superintend the work of alteration.
RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. At the clobe of the general board the monthly meeting of the above authority was held, Mr Pennant presiding. WATER SUPPLY FOR LLANDDULAS. It was resolved that the water for Llan- ddulas should be paid for at Is. per 1,000 gallons instead of 9d. from August to Michaelmas, the water company to turn off the water, in consideration of the increased 4 payment, at Pensarn when required. THE OFFICERS OF THE TiOARD* It was necessary that the above officers should be re-elected, the medical officer being appointed for one year, and the inspector for three years. It was stated that the medical officer was paid at the rate of £ 70 a year, and on the motion of Mr Joseph Llo/d, seconded by Mr Edwards, Dr. Roberts was re- appointed. In the case of the inspector and surveyor, it was stated that Mr Bell received a salary of £] 60 as inspector (half of which was paid by the Local Government Board), and J640 as surveyor. A letter was read from Mr Bell thanking the board for the continued con- fidence in him, as evinced by his being re- engaged for a period of 11 years. He further referred to the question of travelling expen- ses, promised to be considered when his salary was reduced, but as times were still bad he would not ask for anything towards that, but would respectfully ask to be re- appointed on the same salary. Mr Dixon moved the re appointment, which was seconded by Mr D. Edwards. Mr Lloyd,though at first intended to move an amendment, after hearing Mr Dixon, who kaew more about the duties than anybody else, had great pleasure in supporting the resolution, Mr W. M. Clarke also supported the motion. The resolution was carried unanimously. On being called into the room and in- formed of the resolutions, the officers thanked the board for this renewal of confidence.
DINNER AT THE MOSTTN HOTEL. A banquet was also held at the Mostyn Arms to commemorate St. David. That the spread was a first-class one goes without saying. It is the usual custom here to have excellent fare, excellent cooking, and excellent attendance the three esentials for a good dinner. The following was the MENU. Potarics. It dlH' Sjiring. J'oitsons, Salmon. Cod. Entries. Stewed Kidneys. Curried Chickens, Mutton Cutlets. Tomato Sauce. B-lere*. Roast Lamb. Saddle of Mutton. I! '« t Ci io'cc-ns Boiled Chickens. Roast Beef. Boiled Mutton. Entremets. Sir Watkin's Pudding. Rhubarb Tarts. Jellies. Blanc Mange. Custards. Dessert. Capt. E. D. Wynue Jones, Olinda Villa, pre sided, and the vice-chairs were occupied by Dr. Parry, the Old Hall. Llanasa; Mr Harry Mudd, and Mr F. rryce Lewis. The attendance was good, and included: Messrs R. D. Roberts (Mwrog), who supported the chair, Ashbyi E. Vaughan, J. Cossius, J. Edwmap, E. A. Jones, Geo. Siddons, E. Vaughan Joue- Lemuel Bushes, D. Trehearn, D. T. James, Prestatyn; T. Will- iams, Water street; O. Owens, High street J. P. Jones, High street; W. P. Jones, Elwy street Vaughan, F. Bayliss, F. Williams, F. J. Gam- iin, F. Wallis. Jas. Fielding. Aitkin, D. Lloyd Lewis, &c., &c. On the cloth being cleared the toast list was proceeded with. The President proposed the Queen, saying that however they might quarrel on political matters- they were all united in one sentiment—loyalty to the Sovereign and respectful attachment to the throne (cheers). This toast having been duly honoured the President gave the Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family," followed by the Vice-President with The Bishop, Clergy, and ministers of all denominations," both being heart- ily received. 0 T Mr Fielding in a few words gave the Army, Navy and Auxiliary forces," which, after being enthusiastically honoured, was responded to by Capt. Jones and Col.-Sergt. Gamlin. The former thought it a very great honour to return thanks on behalf of the army, navy and auxiliary forces, which he believed would prove such a defence as to be more than a match for all the world (hear, hear.) Colour Sergt. Gamlin gave a few facts concern- ing the volunteers, particularly the local battalion, and afterwards proposed the Lord Lieutenant and County Magistrates. "The County and Borough members" was the next toast, by the vice-president, and received with honours by the company. Mr Fielding next proposed The Press," which was responded to by the reporters present. The President proposed the toast of the evening, The immortal memory of St. David." After making a few remarks concerning St. David, the proposer said he was glad to see Welshmen and Englishmen together, for they could fraternise. Englishmen had a lot of Celtic blood in their veins though they might not know it themselves, (loud cheers). Toast honoured in the usual manner-" solemn silence." Mr Mudd said that it had fallen to his lot to pro- pose "the President, and he did it with very great pleasure. They could not get a better presi- dent-they had the right man in the right place. As a townsman the Captain was first and foremost in all good movements, ar d they were glad to have him among them (hear, hear). As a commissioner he was the man for the people (cheers) and that was what they wanted. As a captain, they had heard from Sergt. Gamlin how he conducted the volunteers and they could not get a better man to conduct them that night, for he was of one feeling with them (applause). The toast was enthusiastically received, with musical honours. In response, the president said he felt greatly complimented by the hearty way in which they drank his health, and humourously added that his services as president on the last St. David's Dinner at the Mostyn, must have given satisfaction or he would not have been asked to preside again. He then proposed the vice-presidents—Messrs Parry, Mudd, and Lewis. Dr. Parry and Mr Lewis having responded. Mr D. Lloyd Lewis proposed The Town Com- missioners of RhvI." Had it not been for them and the Act of Parliament they were instrumental in getting, Rhyl would not be what it now is (cheers). Having referred to to complaints against the Com- missioners, he said it gave him very great pleasure in proposing the toast, and coupling with it the names of Mr Trehsarn and Mr R. D. Roberts. Mr Trehearn, in responding, said he regretted to hear that there were many complaints against the Commissioners. He was the same before he was elected a member of the board—always finding fault, bu". on going there he found they tried to do their duty (cheers). The rate this year was certainly high, but we have had a great many im- provements. They ought to improve the town and beautify the promenade (hear, hear) A row of trees planted in tubs so that they could be removed to a more sheltered place in winter would greatly improve the promenade (applause). He was glad the Commissioners were going in for a good band of about 24 performers this summer, and a new band stand. His friend Mwrog had done a lot ia this matter, and there was a balance in the bank now towards a stand, from a concert organised by Mr Roberts. He (the speaker) had promised to get up another concert at Easter for the same object. He had had the promise of one of the finest choirs in England, numbering about 50, who were coming to assist at the concert free of charge (loud ap- plause). He wished to thank the company heart- ily for the way in which the toast was received. The toasts following were "The Mining and Agricultural interests" (proposed by Mr Parry). The Town and Trade of Rhyl" (proposed by the same gentleman, and responded to by Mr Hack- forth) "The Ladies (by Mr R. D. Roberts, aud responded to by Mr Trehearn); and "The Host and Hostess" (by the president and responded to by Mr Lloyd). The evening past off very pleasantly the element of harmony being largely represented. Songs were given bv Mr Gamlin" Mr Mudd, Mr Hackforth, Afr R. D. Roberts, Mr Treheirn (who also acted as accompanist), Mr Vaughan, Hi Wallis, Mr D. T. James, the President, Mr E. Vaughan J ones, Mr J. Smith, &o.
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CHAIR EISTEDDFOD AT ABERGELE. On Wednesday last an important and successful eisteddfod was held at the Town Hall, Abergele, under the auspices of the Vale of Clwyd District Lodge of Good Templars. The adjudicators were Clwydfardd, the llevs Ishmacl Evans, Rhyl Francis Jones, R. Ambrose Jones, Peter Williams, and D. Marriott, Abergele Messrs H. J. Williams (Pienydd), Pencerdd Maelor, Elias Hughes, J. R. Elli* Mrs Williams, Mrs Davies, Mrs Hughes, Miss Jones, &c. Mr Williams (Plenydd), whose abilities are so well known, acted as conductor. The principal vocalist was Miss Annie Hope, Car- narvon a singer of very great promise. The pianoforte accompaniments were played by Miss Jane Evans, Penybank Terrace, Abergele, than whom a better could not have been selected. Two meetings were held. The first commenced at half- past one. The Rev. T. Prichard, curate, Rhyl, presided, and there was a very large audience. After the eisteddfod song had been sung by Mr Elias Hughes, Colwyn Bay, the Rev. President de. livered a capital address, directed chiefly to young people, on the importance of life, the influence of life, and the importance especially of the period of youth. In answer to the call for bards to come forward to delivsr bardic addresses, Mr Hugh Edwards (Huwco Penmaen), Rhyl, came forward, and he was loudly applauded. The programme was then proceeded with. Wo will give only the principal competitions and their results. For the best essay on "The duty of the young in con- nection with the reclamatior of the drunkard," the prize of 10s was awarded to Mr Ellis Jones, Colwyn. For the prize of 2s Gd offered for the best stanza on The Mountain," 20 competed, but the adjudicator Clwydfardd, did not consider either of the two best worthy of the prize. For the best siz stanzas on "Gwylia dori calon mam, the adjudicator award- ed the prize of oa to Mr Hugh Edwards, Elwy .street, Rhyl. For the best rendering of the solo Daw Gwawr," the prize was divided between Miss M. J. Simpson, Rhyl, and Miss Jane Evans, Abergele. For the be it Temperance Novel, a prize of £1 was awarded to Mr David Hughes, St Asaph. In the choral competition for a prize of £ 1 0 and it; baton—the piece being Cydgran yr Angelion," by Miss Williams, Beaumaris—three choirs competed —namely, Bagillt, under tho leadership of Mr Evan Evans; Rhyl, under the leadership of Mr John Roberts; and Conway, under the leadership of Mr Robert Jones. After an exciting competition, the adjudicator delivered a minute adjudication, and announced the Conway choir to be the winners. The conductor of the winning choir was invested amidst loud applause. For the best essay on The essentials of a happy home," the prize was award. ed to Mrs Elias Hughes, Colwyn Bay. Other less important prizes were awarded, and the meeting was of a very lively and interesting character. At the close a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the president, on the motion of the Rev. Tshmael Evans, seconded by Mr D. Griffiths (Clwydfardd). The evening meeting commencsd at G o'clock. The Rev D. Evans, vi^arof Abergele, presided, and Plenydd again conducted. Th j room was crowded to overflowing. The chairman having de- livered a spirited and practical Welsh addiess, the programme was proceeded with. The following were some of the principal competitions. For the best essay on Total Abstinence in the light of health, politics, and Scripture," a prize of jE3 2s. was awarded to the Rev. W. Williams, Treuddyn, Mold. The composition was very highly spoken of by the adjudicator, the Rev. Francis Jones. Intense interest was evinced in the competition for a splendid and substantial oak chair, offered for the best poem on "Home." Ten competed. Clwydfardd read an exhaustive adjudi- cation by himself and the Rev. Peter Williams (Pedr Hir), and concluded by announcing one styling himself Gorfrysiog to be the winner. The author turned out to be the Rev. William Williams (Gwilym ap Gwilym Lleyn), of Treu- ddvn, near Mold. The ceremony of chairing the winning bard was conducted by Clwydfardd, assisted by five or six other bards. The sword was held over the bard's head, anù the usual questions asked, and answered by the audience after which ceremony, congratulatory bardic addresses to the winner were recited by Cacrwyson, Pienydd, and Clwydfardd. This ancient Welsh bardic ceremony interested the audience greatly. Among other local prizes won at the eisteddfod we may mention a prixe of 5s. gained by Mr Thomas Lewis, Clwyd street, for a splendid walking stick, which was adjudged to be the best by far of half a dozen sent for competition. Many other prizes, some of them of an important nature, were award- ed but our columns this week being rather crowded, we must omic to montion them. A vote of thanks to the rev. chairman, adjudicators, &c., was carried with acclamation. The eisteddfod turned out a great suceess, and no doubt the Welsh Lodges included in the dis- trict will derive a substantial benefit therefrom. Much credit is due to the local committee for the very perfect arrangements which had been made the secretary, Mr T. R. Jones, Market Place, Abergele, being especially deserving of thanks for his great labour in connection with the festival. An eisteddfod was announced by Clwydfardd to be held again next year somewhere in the neighbour- hood.
A MAN STABBElTTN ItHYL. On Saturday night, or rather early on Sun- day morningr last, a young mechanic named Charles Jones, a stranger to this part of the country, but now employed at Rhuddlan, was apprehended at that place, on the charge of stabbing a person named John Jones, who resides near the smithy in Vale-road, Rhyl. A great many different rumours are afloat concerning the occurrence, but the following appear to be the true facts. Charles Jones and a person named Holland were returning to Rhuddlan on Saturday evening. Jones turned into the archway near the injured man's house, and shortly after his companion heard him coming out trundling a wheel- barrow. A woman was also heard shouting "All right. I know you." Both the young men proceeded towards Rhuddlan, and John Jones, hatless and coatless, ran after them. Charles Jones took to his heels, and John Jones failing to catch him turned back to Holland to aRk his name. While these two were in conversation Charles Jones turned back, and went up to them. After some con. versation, John Jones seized the other by the coat-collar, and both fell to the ground. While on the ground Charles Jones was heard to say" I will stab you." However, it appears that both got up, said something to one another, and parted shaking hands. apparently on a good understanding with one another. After going into the house, John Jones felt blood trickling down his side, and found that he had really been stabbed- Information was conveyed to the police, and a doctor was sent for, who on his arrival found that the injured had lost a considerable quantity of blood. Inspt. McLaren having got a descripton of Charles Jones, despatched constables John and McKenna to Rhuddlan, and they after making inquiries apprehended prisoner, as stated, early on Sunday morning. On Monday the prisoner was brought up before W .Pryce Jones, Esq., and Dr. Girdle- stone. Inspector McLaren,briefly stating ivhat the charge was,applied for a remand tï-Jl that day week as John Jones, could not appear. Mr William Davios (Messrs Davies and Roberts) who appeared for the prisoner asked that be should be admitted to bail. If their worships would fix the sum, sureties would be forthcoming. The Chairman said they were prepared to accept bail for £40 prisoner himself in £20 and two sureties for £10 each, or one for £20. Mr George Have you any objection. Inspector? Mr McLaren It is rather a serious case, sir. Mr George Do you know of your own knowledge that it it so. Is thero any likeiy- hood of the man dying ? Inspector McLaren said he did not know, and the doctor was not present. The prisoner was a stranger to this part of the country. Prisoner was ultimately discharged on bail in the sums mentioned.
POPULAR PRFACIIERS.—The Rev. E. Herber Evans, Carnarvon, and the Rev. E. Lloyd Jones, Rhyl, are announced to preach in Welsh at the Queen street chapel to-morrow—the former in the morning and evening, and the latter iu the after, aoon.
NEWS IN A NUT-SHELL. The Government have, it is understood, entirely abandoned all hope of dea ling with the question of London Government this session. Towards the Gordon Memorial Fund the Chinese Government has contributed R120, and his Excellency Li-Hung-Chang, Viceroy of Chihli, k200. The London Fish Trade Association has adopted a resolution protesting against the high railway rate. for fish, and the attempt to increase these rates. Two heavy failures have occurred in Vienna. The iirm of Beer Brothers (manufactured goods) have failed for over 1,000,000 florins; and the Bohemian firm of Tanzer Brothers (hops) for 1,200,000 florins. After a vigorous debate the Stratford-on-Avon Town Council have reversed a previous decision and agreed to contribute 200 guineas out of the borough funds towards the cost of restoring the church in which Shakspere was baptised and buried. The first question submitted by the Bishop of Peter- borough for discussion at the Ruri-Decanal Confer- ences in his diocese this year is-" What part can the Church usefully take asregards the social position and claims of the labouring classes? It is understood that the project for the creation of a Bishopric in Fiji, to which we referred some time ago, has been abandoned. It was approved by the Primate, but unexpected difficulties have arisen to prevent the realisation of the scheme. The Rev. Philippe Ahier has appeared in person in the Divorce Court to ask for a rehearing of the suit in which his wife had obtained a decree nisi for a divorce from him. Mr. Justice Butt, after hearing his argument, refused the application with costs. After quarrelling in a public-house at Stoke-on- Trent, two men named Lovett and Bagnall adjourned to a field and fought desperately. Bagnall received injuries from which he died. Lovett, with two other men accused of aiding and abetting, is in custody. The Dom Hotel in Cologne has fallen in. The occupants had barely time to escape iitto the street, having been warned of the impending catastrophe by the oscillation and creaking of the structure, which was shortly to be pulled down and replaced by a new building. John Smith, nail and chain merchant, is under re- mand at Cardiff, for being concerned in a series of long firm transactions. By highly-illustrated invoices and circulars, he represented that he had a large business, and by this means succeeded in getting large quanti- ties of shipping goods from manufacturers in various parts of the kingdom. The Marquis of Ripon, alluding at a banquet in Hull to his tenure of office in India, said he had en- deavoured to rule the natives in a gentle and sympa- thetic spirit. He pointed out our vast interests in that country,and maintained that she had made great educational progress, and was never more loyal to England than at the present time. The British schooner E. V. Olive, Captain Clarke, from Ruabon for Mobile, with a cargo, of fruit, has been wrecked on Dixie Island on the American coast. When the vessel was discovered only one of her crew was found, clinging to the rigging. He was rescued in an unconscious state, and died shortly after being brought ashore. It was supposed the remainder of the crew had been lost. I Prince Bismarck has, it is said, displayed much irritation about the publication of certain documents in the recent English Blue-books respecting West Africa and the Pacific Islands, and in the sitting of the Reichstag has complained of the hostility of the English Government to his colonial policy. The North German Gazette describes the printing of the papers referred to as a breach of faith. At the last meeting of the National League in Dublin, Mr. Harrington announced that the organi- sation was extending throughout the country with greater rapidity than had been anticipated. The average subscriptions which had been received from Irish branches had amounted to k200 a week for some time past, and during the past few weeks they had been considerably over that sum. The chief features of the scheme for the reorganisa- tion of the Volunteer force in India now under con- sideration will, it is stated, be an increase of the capitation allowance for efficients the placing of the volunteers directly under the control of the military authorities instead of the various local governments improvement and uniformity of equipment; and the organisation of what will be known as the Volunteer Reserve. An inquest has been held at Ilkeston on the body of a girl, aged 7 years, weighing only 271b., and covered with vermin. Although the father was earning'over E2 weekly there was, it was stated, scarcely a bit of fur- niture in the house, the income being nearly all ex- pended in drink. The jury returned a verdict of death from consumption, accelerated by want of food and the coroner said the father was a disgrace to humanity. The Pope, replying to the address of the Sacred Col- lego on the completion of his seventy-fifth year, spoke with considerable vehemence respecting the present situation of the Papacy, which was reduced to dependence on an inimical Power that might any day take away what the Guarantee Law left it, as the spoliation of the Propaganda proved. If present conditions continued neither he nor any successor could ever accept them. It is stated that the two sisters of General Gordon, who reside at Southampton, have refused to receive any public grant or pension in recognition of the national services of their late brother. On behalf of the Government Mr. Gladstone had offered to secure to these ladies an annual allowance, and had further- more promised to see that the annuity was granted without the necessity of asking it from Parliament, but the offer was declined. In consequence of the serious inconveniences which have arisen in India and some of the colonies owing to the uncertain state of the law as regards marriage with a deceased wife's sister, memorials on the sub- ject are in course of signature among influential East Indians, colonists, and others, urging upon Lords Kimberley and Derby and the Lord Chancellor the desirability of one uniform law permitting such marriages throughout the Empire. The receipts on account of revenue from the 1st of April, 1884, when there was a balance of £;),632,56H, to February 28th, 1885, were R78,884, 101, against £ 79,959,733 in the corresponding period of the preceding financial year, which began with a balance of £ 6,972,730. The net expenditure was £ 76,550,155, against E76,184,928 to the same date in the previous year. The Treasury balances on February 28th amounted to R8,404,541, and at the same date in 1884 to 4:10,136,462. At a largely-attended meeting of crofters on the estate of Major Fraser, of Kilmuir, held in the open air, at the base of the famous Quiriang Hill, in Skye, it was again resolved to pay no rent until the present factor was dismissed and Parliament passed a satis- factory measure dealing with the whole crofter ques- tion. The speaking generally was of a determined character, and the conduct of the Government in sending a military force to the island at the instiga- tion of landlords was warmly condemned. A meeting of the Liberal Four Hundred has taken place at Bradford to consider Mr. Forster's speech and vote against the Government in the recent divi- sion. A resolution was carried, with one dissentient, expressing regret that the right hon. gentleman had felt it his duty to record his vote against Mr. Glad- stone's administration, and affirming the strongest conviction of the meeting that in taking this course Mr. Forster had acted in direct opposition to the wishes and opinions of the Liberal party in Bradford. An attempt has been made to blow up with dyna- mite the Protestant church at Kiltevogue, near Cloghan, county Donegal. This is the church where the father of the late Mr. Isaac Butt, M.P., used to officiate. The only damage done was that two feet square of the masonry of the edifice was destroyed and the windows shattered. Close to the church the police found a canister and seven unexploded dynamite cartridges. No arrests have been made. The district is described as being one of the quietest in Ireland, and the outrage has occasioned much sur- prise and indignation. The wife of a Durham pitman, named Coyles, on returning from chapel, was attacked by her husband with a poker. After he had fractured her skull he inflicted terrible wounds on her throat with a knife, cut off a finger, and inflicted other injuries. He then carefully washed and dressed himself, in order, as he said, to be ready for the policeman. The woman was conveyed to a hospital in a critical con- dition, and the man taken into custody. He has been in a desponding state for some time, and, imagining that his wife wanted to poison him, has had his food prepared by neighbours. An action is about to be entered against Dr. Watelet, who attended M. Bastien Lepage, the French painter, during his last illness, for the be- trayal of a professional secret by revealing the causes of death. At Wick the local fishermen have attacked steam trawlers coming into harbour to dispose of their fi-h. The Hoyal Duke, of South Shields, had the whole of the catch, valued at £ 25, thrown into the harbour, and the auctioneer and buyers were assaulted and put to flight. Other vessels were attacked with volleys of stones, and the mooring ropes of one were cut. The trawlers hoisted signals of distress, and ultimately the rioters were dispersed by the police and coastguard. The local fishermen complai.. that the trawlers destroyed the nets which stormy weather had compelled them to leave at sea. Sir Robert Henry Davies, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., has been appointed a member of the Council of India. in succession to the Hon. Edmund Drummond, whose term of office has expired. The late Lord Mayor of London, Mr. Alderman Fowler, M.P., has received a letter from the Syndic of Naples, acknowledging the last remittance from the Mansion House Fund for the sufferers by the cholera in that city. The Syndic states that the help thus afforded has produced an impression which words failed him to convey adequately. They had known of old how generously sympathetic the English people had been towards them, yet the extent of their cordial demonstration on the occasion of their recent misfortunes had so far exceeded their expecta- tions that the inhabitants of Naples would never forget the benefits received.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SERVICES.—3rd Sunday in Lent, March 8th. Morning at ll-Seryk, GiJholy in B flat Anthem," Seek yo the Lord'' (Robert) Evening at 3.15—Service, Garrett in F Anthem, "0 Lord, have mercy" (Pergolesi). Evening at 6-15—Chants; Hymns. In residence, Canon Hugh Jones Succentor, Rev W. Morton Organist, R. A. Atkins, Esq.
ST. DAVID'S ANNIVERSARY. DINNER AT THE ROYAL HOTEL. The annual St. David's Day dinner at this old- established hostelry was this year held on Monday evening, the 2nd inst., (the 1st of March being a Sunday). Mr Robert ap Hugh Williams, (the Con- servative candidate for the Flintshire boroughs) presided, the vice-president being S. Perks, Esq. In addition to the President and Vice-president, the following had also secured tickets, and most of them were present:—Messrs Absalom Humphreys T. Morgan Owen, H.M.I.S. W. Bell, Spitall Booth Mason G. A. Tavemer M. D. Roberts James James, Prestatyn; Dr. Suinmerhill; J H. Ellis; K. M'Ewen; W. H. Foulkes; Thomas Jones, Morfa Hall; A. L. Clews; Joseph Wil- liams, Gas Office; J. Bayliss; Llewelyn Lloyd, Ty'nrhyl; Twiston Morgan; L. Morgan F. C. Eliiot; II. A. Steer; ;R. C. B. Clough; F. C. Hill; Little, High Street; J. Parry Jones; Brad- ley, Bodrhyddan Key J. R. Roberts A Shef- field; Robert Oldfield; R. E. Griffiths; S. Ruose Aplin; Wriford; T. Winstou; C. E. De Ranee; AVaterliouse; Barton; John Foulkes; Stokes; T. D. Denson; B. Stokes; lwebster Williams; Walmslev; Peter Browne; R. Samman John Morris, High Street; Gruar, Llandudno Couud, &c. The dinner, as usual, was of the most excellent kind, fully maintaining the high reputation which Mrs Roebuck has gained for herself as caterer for public luncheons and dinners; and the tables were laid out with faultless taste. With commendable punctuality the large company assembled promptly at the appointed tinie-six o'clock—and a few minutes later Mr A. Humphreys said" grace." The following is a copy of the JIESU. Soups. Clear Ox laii. Julinn. Fi.,h Boiled Salmon find Dressed Cucumbcr l'illeted Sole-, Entree*. Veal Cutlets. Stewed Sweetbreads, btewed Kidneys. Rcmovet. Roast Lamb. Roast Beef. Roast Saddle Mutton, Roast Chickens. Boiled Fowls. Boiled Halll. Entremets. Sir Watkin's Pudding. Bakewell Puddings. Noyeau Jelly. Trifle. Tipsy Cake. Lemon Sponge. Custards. Rhubarb Tarts. Cheese Cakes. DESERT. Dinner being over, The President, who was cheered on rising, pro- ceeded without delay to give the first toast, The health of Her Majesty the Queen." This, he re- marked, was a toast which always stood at the head of the list, and was always received with enthusiasm by English and Welshmen alike in all parts of the world (appla The toast was drank with musical honours, as was also the other loyal toast—" The Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family"—which was pro- posed, in appropriate terms by the President. Mr T. Morgan Owen, proposed the n xt toast- "The Bishop and Clergy, and the Ministers of all denominations." He had been unexpectedly called upon, he said, to propos" the toast, but he did so with pleasure. In his peregrinations he met with very many of the clergy, and also very many ministers of all denominations. They were all greatly res- pected, and very zealous in the performance of their duties (hear, hear). In Bhyl it was unnecessary for him to say anything in favour of the clergy, for here they hallowed the memory of one of the best clergymen that Wales ever produced (applause). He need scarcely remind thtm that he referred to that revered name, the late Archdeacon Hugh Mor- gan (loud applause). No matter what part of Rhyl they turned to they would find some memento of his energy and good work. The church at Rhyl it the present time was not idle He hoped soon to see a new Church built in the town, and no doubt the worthy Vicar would be glad to receive a sub- scription from each one present (laughter and ap- plause). He would couple with the toast the name of his venerable friend, Mr Absalom Humphreys. The toast having been duly honoaNd, Mr A.Humphreys, in responding, a 1 be consid- ered himself highiyflattered in being ca led upon to respond on behalf of the clergy at that social gathering. He reverenced the clergy wherever he met them, but he could not understand why, at a gathering of that social character, a humble individual like himself should be called upon to ask the blessing in their absence. He could not understand why they did not give their presence at such gathering s, He could well remember the time when things were very different; and he was not aware that anything bad taken place at such meetings to cause them to keep away. If they as a company were liable to go wrong in word, deed, or action, surely that was a strong reason why the presence of thejjclergy would be beneficial (hear, hear). He was very sorry there was not a single clergyman present to ask or return grace. At the same time he would admit that they were doing the sjreatest of all good work, and every one present wished the blessing of God to rest upon them and their labours. the Vice-president, who was very cordially received, next proposed—" The Army, Navy, and auxiliary forces," a toast, he said, which was recei- ved at all times with the heartiest enthusiasm by ill classes in the United Kingdom (applause). They had defended the security and the interests of their country wherever and whenever they had been threatened. In them wera embodied those charac- teristics which had gained for them victories in all quarters of the globe, and had secured for our country an influence over civilized and un- civilized peoples. At the present time they had just reasons to bel proud of their soldiers and sailors. And if, as unhappily it was to be feared, there would be more fighting and more bloodshed, they may depend upon it that the army and navy would show that determination and bravery which had distinguished them in all ages of the history of our country. Their army and navy deserved their deepest sympathy in the trials and perils which they underwent in serving their coun- try's cause, and with him they would all wish them God speed (loud applause). He would couple with the toast the name of Sergeant Clews. The toast having been enthusiastically drunk, Sergt. Clews responded in an excellent speech. In conclusion, he referred to the fact that the Denbigh- shire battalion of volunteers had offered themselves for service (loud applause). And in some part of Shropshire 7.5 out of 90 men had offered themselves for home or foreign duty (renewed applause). If circumstances required it, he felt sure that the volunteer force could render efficient service at home or abroad. The Chairman next proposed the toast of the evening-" The immortal memory of St. David," which he did in a humorous speech showing how difficult it was to obtain any certain knowledge concerning the Patron Saint. But one thing was certain, it was a name which united Welshmen to- gether wherever they were found.—The toast was honoured in silence. Mr M. D. Roberts proposed—" The County and Borough Members." They were both well-known local gentlemen, and, putting politics aside, they attended well to their duties. They were willing and energetic, and ready at any time to render any service they could when appealed to. The toast was very heartily honoured, and res- ponded to by Mr C. E. De Ranee, who spoke of the hard work which county and borough members had to do, but which was not reported in the columns of newspapers, such as attending committees on private bills, &c. Members of Parliament did work for which judges were often very highly paid, and they did it all for nothing (hear, hear). Mr Booth-Mason was asked to propose the next toast—" The town and trade of Rhyl." Referring to the Patron Saint, he said they all knew he was a descendant of King David (laughter), bad done a great deal of spiritual work, was able to perform miracles, and had died in the year 564 after having accomplished great and good work in Waler. The speaker next referred to the absence of the clergy from the gathering on that occasion, in strong terms. He then referred to the Soudan. This, he said, was Lüt a time for making political speeches. He spoke as an Englishman, and he also included all Welshmen. They, the Welshmen, were the descendants of Simeon and Reuben (loud laughter), he, as an Englishman, was a descendant of Ephraim (renewed laughter). England should conquer and govern the world—Britains never would be slaves, although the present government had placed them in an awful predicament (loud laughter and cries of "Town and Trade of Rhyl ") Great Britain would and must live in spita of the present Govern- ment (loud laughter).—Mr Clews appealed to the Chairman to keep the speaker in order, but it was generally understood that Mr Booth simply wanted to create a little merriment, which he was very successful in doing.)Ir Mason continuing, said, the government had put the country in a confoun- ded mess—they had des royed '-(r -oa -(cries of Town and Trade of Itliyl." Mr Mason said that was his subject (laughter). Rhyl did not prosper at the present time—he could get no advantage at all out of Rhyl (laughter). Things would improve shortly, only they would have to get a lot of Tories into Parliament (loud laughter). After a few more jocular remarks, which were received in the best of spirit, Mr Mason concluded by proposing "Pros- perity to the town of Rhyl," coupling with the toast the names of Mr Little and Mr J. H. Ellis. The toast having been duly honoured, Mr Little responded. As regards the town of Rhyl, lie remarked that it was comparatively a new town. They were now begining to look about at their public buildings. They had one, in the Post Office, which would be an honour to any town (applause). As to the trade, it had -one altogether (" No, no, a little is left.") He thought it would benefit the trade of Rhyl if the local gentry patron- ized it a little more. He could not see why the gentry could not support the tradesmen of Rhyl, who were capable of supplying them with goods as cheip and as good a-? those places where they now got them from (hear, hear)- Ir was only a matter of ready cash. They claimed the support of the gentry as much as the gentry and others claimed theirs at election times. If they analyzed the mem- bers of Parliament they would find that two-thirds of them got their goods from co-operative stores, while the tradesmen who had heavy rates and taxes to pay, were passed by (hear, hear). Mr Ellis also briefly responded. The Vice-president then, in eulogistic terms, pro- posed The health of the President." He was a member of a family the head of which was most just- ly respected throughout Wales, and it would be difficult to draw a line where he was not honour- ed and respected—he need hardly say that he al- luded to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (loud ap- plause). The President was also a member of a family of great influence in this immediate neigh- bourhood, which was an additional reason why they ought to be proud of his presence that evening (applause). He (the speaker) would be glad if the other membeis of the family gave their presence at these annual gatherings. The president, too, was a gentleman who had taken a prominent position in the country, and was well able to sus- tain any position to which he might be raised (loud applause). The President, in responding, thanked the Vice- president for the kind way in which be had pro- posed his health, and the company for the hearty manner in which it had been honoured. He was very sensiblo of the evil to which Mr Little bad al- luded, and of the great competition there must be between Rhyl and Liverpool, Chester, and other large towns. The rates and tixes in Rhyl were enormously high and he had often wondered bow the tradesmen managed to get the twoendsto meet. lie had been seriously considering what could be done to improve the trade of Rhyl. One thing he had thought of was the improving of the river-to make Rhyl a yachting station. Time had been when 20 or more vessels, of various crafts, anchored at Rhuddlan in 14 feet of water. Gentlemen brought their boats and yachts there, and these found employment for a large number of men. Another thing was to have better roads—a new road, for instance, from Rhyl to hhuddlan, nearer the river (hear, hear). There were plenty of I' public-spirited men in Rhyl, if they only put their heads together. In conclusion, he proposed the health of their good townsman, the Vice-president (loud applause). This toast was also musically honoured, f-nd Mr Perks briefly responded. Other toasts followed—such as The Visitors," "The Press," "The Ladies," "The Host and Hostess, &c. all of which were duly honoured. During the evening, which was a very enjoyable one, some capital songs were given by Mr Webster Williams, Mr Bradley, and Mr Little.
GOVERNOR OF THE NORTH WALES COLLEGE. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISES. SIR,—Allow me to enter & protest through the medium of your widely circulated news- paper. One of the items on the agenda of the last Commissioners' meeting was—" The Chairman's resignation of his membership of the court of governors of the North Wales College, and. if accepted, appointment of his successor." Having ascertained from the Chairman that he had fully made np his mind to resign I rose to propose that his resignation be accepted with regret, and that our best thanks be given to him for the services which ho had been able to render in that capacity. That motion was carried. I then proposed that Mr Wynne be elected to fill up the vacancy. I recommended Mr Wynne as a man of strong mental calibre, who had taken a warm interest in the establishment of the college, and as at subscriber to the funds. Mr Taylor seconded my proposition, and dwelt upon the fitness of Mr Wynne for the post. It was quite eviden that there was no political bias in this move- ment, and it was done rither on the spur of the moment without any prearrangement. Unfortunately another candidate was put forward one who had none of the qualifica- tions which are considered essential for the post, and was e)ected*by a small majority. Mr Absalom Humphreys, whatever other qualities he may possess, has not identified himself with higb-olass education. He has not subscribed a farthing towards the college, nor done anything in connection with the local committee for promoting the claims of Rhyl. To elect such a man for such a post reflects no credit upon Rhyl, and is certainly not a compliment to the college. Many of the members of the Board came there pledged be- forehand. I also know for a fact that Mr Hum- phreys himself canvassed some of the mem- bers. Not having had an opportunity of speaking on the subject at the Board, I take this oppoi tunity of calling the attention of the ratepayers of Rhyl to thi unworthy Tory trick, which I beg leave to condemn in the most emphatic manner.-Yours faithfully, P. MOSTYN WILLIAMS.
THE ST. ASAPH LAY CLERKS' VOTES AND MR DAVIES' (BO D YNLLI IV) TITHE RENT. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. SIR,—Under the heading of St. Asaph in your last issue there is a report of a Liberal meeting held ut Corwen. Per mit me to correct a statement reported to have been made by a fr Davies at that meeting. 1—The present Rector of Bettws G.G.. the parish where Bodynlliw, the residence of Mr Davies, is situate, was admitted to that Rectory in 1877. 2-The tithe rent charge of Bodynlliw in that parish is L15 4s. 21., on an acreage of 140a 2r 22p. 3.—The tithe on Caety'nycoed, Tyddyn du, and Erw'r delyn, part of Bodynlliw, in the parish of Gwyddelwern, is £2 on an acreage of ]3a Or 22p. 4.—Not a penny out of either these tithes goes to support the Choristers of St. Assph" as stated by the speaker. 5.—There is nothing that Mr Davies pays can confer on those gentlemen 13 votes to his one." 6.—Neither of ihe "Choristers of St. Asaph" have a vote in Merionetlishire.-Your obedient Servant, R. ROBERTS. March, 1885.
FOOTBALL NOTES. LLANRWST V RHYL.—SEMI-FINAL CUP TIE. The above tie for the Northern Welsh Challenge Cup was played at Rhyl, on the splendid ground belonging to the Rev. E. Tudor Owen (kindly lent for the ocjasioD) on Saturday last. The weather was everything that could be desired, and there was a large number of spectators present. The home team won the toss and elected to play with the sun at their backs. The visitors commenced very well, and soon invaded the home quarters, but capital passing by W. IT. Roberts and W. Roberts on the right-wing, removed the play to the other end of the field, when shots were delivered by Lowe, W. Roberts, and J. O. Vaughan, but without effect. The visitors then had a look in, Jenkins and Owen passing very neatly, but Cripps kicking grandly, kept them at bay, and he ultimately man- aged to kick to the home left-wing, who with faultless passing eluded the visitors bicks, and W. Roberts centred in grand style when Lowe, Lewis Morgan, and J. O. Vaughan rushed in. A short struggle took place close to the bar, when Lowe managed to score, and great cheering followed. Rhyl continued the pressing and several comers fell to them which were splendidly placed by Twiston Morgan and Vaughan, but nothing came of them W. Roberis next followed with a clever run and passing to W. H. Roberts, the latter sent in a swift shot, which it was claimed the goal-keeper did not stop until it had passed through the posts, but the claim was disallowed. Two comers to the visitors followed, but nothing came of them, and fine tack- ling by R. C. Thompson and good kicking by Cripps relieved the pressure, when the two Roberts's ex- hibited some rare passing, and several shots were taken at the visitors goal, and ultimately from a nice pass by Lowe, Evans took a shot from the left touch line, which the goal-keeper failed to stop, and Evans was rewarded for his magnificent shot by immense cheering. Good play was now shewn by the Rhyl half-backs, Twiston Morgm, H. W. Thompson, and Vaughan doing excellent work and feeding the forwards well. A dangerous shot by Lewis Morgan was then well saved by the visitors' goil-ke?per, but the Rhyl forwards were not to be denied, and after excellent all round play on their part, the ball was entrusted to W. H. Roberts, who with a swift low shot scored goal number three. The visitors then looked dangerous and an almost certain goal was frustrated by well judged tackling on the part of R. C. Thompson. Half time was then called. On resuming Rhyl immediately ass- umed the offensive, and Lewis Morgan and W. Roberts ran the ball up, and the former passing to the centre W. H. Roberts kicked a splendid goal. This was followed soon by another goal by Lewis Morgan, from a splendid pass by Lowe, the former rushing in and heading it through with rare quick- ness aad good judgement. The visitors now gave the home backs plenty to do and Cripps, Twiston Morgan, and Vaughan were very conspicuous, but the good play of the visitors right and centre en- abled Jenkins to tike a shot, which was splendidly stopped by Wright, as was another stinging shot by Owen soon after. Twiston Morgan then relieved by a capital run over the best part of the field, right through +-he midst of the visitors forwards and half-backs, for which he was greatly cheered. W Roberts continued his captain's run, and, by one of his hot shotst scored. S 'on after W. Roberts made another capital run, and passing to Lewis Morgan, the latter shot a goal, but it was disallowed on the ground of having been in touch previously. From the throw in W. Roberts immediately got possess- ion, and passed to the centre, when W. H. Roberts bv a low shot scored the seventh goal. The visitors now played up with more dash, Ashlej, Griffiths, and Hardwich putting in some good work, and being ablv backed by Owen and Jenkins, but their 1 shots went wide and W. H. Thompson, by spirited play averted danger. Time was then called leaving the home team victorious by seven goals to nil. The whole of the home team played excellently— the two Roberts's even brilliantly. Jenkins, 0 wen. Griffiths, Ashley, and Hardwich played best for the visitors. The following played for Rhvl: — Goal, C. Wright; backs, A. J. Cripps and R. C. Thompson half-backs, Twiston Morgan (captain), W. H. Thompson, and J. O. Vaughan forwards, W. H. Roberts, W. Roberts, Lewis Morgan, J. Lowe, and W. Evans. The Rhyl club, assisted by several friends, intend producing the ever popular breach of promise case, Bar dell v Pidncick, in the Rhyl Town Hall on the 20th inst., and judging from the list of names appearing on the programme, to whom the various parts have been assigned, I should say that a rare trsat is in store for the public, and in addition the proceeds being devoted to the funds of our popular town club, I have no doubt but that the house will be a crowded oue. IN ToVOJi
RHYL. (IAI Mr S Berrington's letter in reply to Ratepayer," arrived too late for this issue. ALLEGED TIIEFT or CIGARS.-On Monday, before W. Pryce Jones, Esq.. and Dr. Girdle- stone, a you Eg man named Parker Giidcmy, and described as a telegraph clerk.was charged with stealing a box of cigars, the prope-tv of Ili John ^Udgeley, Dudley Arms hotel.—The prosecutor stated that prisoner went to his hotel about half-past seven o'clock that morn- ing, and was served with a glass of port wine. He tendered a shilling in payment. While the girl who was in charge of the bar, went up stairs to her mistress for change prisoner crept behind the counter and behind the bar, and took a box containing cigars from a shelf. The box was the lowest of three on the shelf, and prisoner lifted the upper two to take it out, and then carried it under the counter. While this was going on prosecutor was watching from a place wherein he had con- cealed himself for that purpose. He left his hiding place and went round through the front door, where Ile met prisoner. He asked Gilderoy what he had done with the box and he replied he knew nothing about it. Pro- sooutor said he saw him take it and then prisoner offered to pay half-a-crown if Midge- ley would let the matter drop. While the conversation was going the box of cigars was on the shelf in the same position, but not quite so far back as previously. Another box was missed, but he did not see prisoner touch that. Mr Oliver George the magistrates' clerk) ex- amined the witness as to whether there were any cigars in the box. Proseontor was cer- tskin there were some. but could not say how many, or whether any had been taken out be. fore the box was replaced on the shelf.-Eliza. beth Black well, the girl referred to above. de- pcsed as to the presence of the prisoner at the Dudley at the time mentioned. However she could not say anything about him taking the cigar box. but she heard the conversation be- tween her master and him concerning them.- P.C. McKinna proved apprehending prisoner, wh-, on being charged, Ai i-" It is a lie. I did not touch that box. but I took another but he did not see me take it." At half-past nine he was called to the Dudley a second time. and another box (produced) was handed to him. He took it to the police station. and asked prisoner where he put the box he took. Prisoner said "In the saw dust near the coun- ter." Producing the box. witness asked Is this it ?" Prisoner said "It is very like it. but there was nothing in. The cigars have been put ia afterwards to make the case worse — On being formally charged, prisoner, through his solicitor (Mr Wm. Davies), pleaded not guilty and elected to be tried by their worships. Mr Davies, for the defence, contended that there was nothing in the evidence for the pro- secution to shew that prisoner did feloniously take, steal, and carry away the box. The box ho was charged with stealing was on the shelf when prosecutor went to the room. The simple removal of the box did not constitute a felony, unless it had been been removed to a place where it could be conveniently taken away at another time. But the box in this case was replaced in its old position. As to the second box there was no charge, but if there had been the same argument would ap- ply. It was placed in the sawdust near the counter, and surely that was not a likely place to leave it until he could fetch it again. The charge was dismissed, prisoner being caution- ed as to his future conduct. There was a doubt in this case and he would have the benefit of it. PRINCIPAL REICHEL's LECTURES-—The 8th lecture of the series on English History was delivered at the English Wesleyan Schoolroom, Morley Road, under the presidency of the Rev. Thos. Prichard, on Monday night, the attendance was large considering the state of the weather. At the close the following resolution was proposed by Dr. Girdlestone, seconded by Mr S. Roose, and carried unani- mously That this meeting begs respectfully to urge on Her Majesty's Government the pressing necessity for the immediate introduction of the long promised measure relating to Intermediate Education in Wales and also to point out the inconvenience and grevious injury inflicted upon the University College endowed by the Government as well as upon the peopls of Wales generally by the delay in establishing an adequate number of efficient inter- mediate schools governed by representative bodies and closely connected on the one hand with the elementary schools, and on the other with the University Colleges of Wales.—Thomas Prichard, Chairman. Principal Reichel and Mr P. M. Williams made explanatory statements and shewed the urgent need of such a measure.—Tue prooeed- ings terminated with a vote of thanks to the lecturer and chairman, proposed by Captain Wynne Jones, seconded by Mr D. J. Davies. Principal Reicbel in acknowledging it. said that an examination would be held at the olose of the lectures, if not loss than twenty pupils entered their names for it. Suooessfnl candidates would receive a college certificate. It PLEASANT EVENINGs.The tenth of this winter's series was announced to be held last evening (Friday) at the Town Hall in the form of a thrilling oration by the Rev. T. Evans (so well known as the J. B. Gough of Wales ) on General Gordon, Mr W J. P. Storey presiding. We hope to farnIsh a report of the proceedings in oar next issue. SOCIAL G.A.THEIlING-On Monday last the members of the Young Men's Christian Association were invited by circular to a social gathering at the association rooms, when a large number came together. At 7 30 p.m. tea was partaken of, the tables being presided over by Mrs Prichard; Mrs Millward, High.street; Mrs Joseph Williams, TTigh-street Miss Morris, Brighton-road Mrs Jacob Jones, Elwy-street, and Mrs Luff. After the tables had been cleared, a miscel- laneous entertainment was held, conducted by the Rev T. Prichard. Addresses were given by the Rev W. Evans-Foote, Mr Reynolds, Mr D. Davies, <fcc. Songs and competitions also took place, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. THE VOLUNTEER ENCIMPRENT.-Tho Morfa, near Conway, has been engaged for the en- campment of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers (late Flint and Carnar- von R V.,) from June 17th to the 24th. HOME MISSlON.-N ext Thursday evening, at the English Wesleyan Schoolroom, Morley Road, the annual Home Missionary meeting will be held. Dr Raby will preside, and amongst other speakers will be Mr Hebden, of Liverpool, who will give an account of his work and experience in the slums of that city. AN EVENING WITH THE POET LAUREATE.—On Tuesday evening next, the 10th inst., an entertainment of a superior character will be given at the English Wesleyan Schoolroom, Morley Road, on which occasion Mr James Taylor is expected to preside. In addition to a splendid musical programme, all the words being by Tennyson, there will also be given several choice readings from the works of the poet Laureate, and a biographical and critical address by the itev. E. Lioyd Jones. No doubt a rich treat will be enjoyed. .■^HE Tea Meeting, in connection with the English Baptist Chapel, Sussex street, is announced to be held on the 13th inst. The friends connected with the church are in need of help. which no doubt will be extended to them this year as usnal.
— — | was therefore ruled out of order, rose again, and Mr P. Moetyn Williams was on his feet at the same time. The Chairman ruled that Mr Williams be allowed to proceed. Mr Williams said he intended at the same time to propose a gentleman to fill the vacancy. They ought to appoint a gentleman who was qualified for the post; and the gentleman he was about to propose was such an one, and he had identified himself with the movement, not only in Rhyl but other places, was one of the local committee for se- curing the college to Rhyl, and was a subscriber to the funds of the college. The gentleman be referred to could not be considered as a party politician, and he did not propose him on that ac- count. He had great pleasure in proposing that Mr William Wynne be elected a governor. Mr James Taylor, in seconding the propositioL, said he had no idea until that very morning that Mr Wynne would be proposed. He was a gentle- man in every way qualified, and could give the time necessary to fulfil the duties of the post. Mr Wynne said he was very much obliged for the complimentary wa) in which the proposer and seconder had spoken of him; but he did not aspire to the honour in any way and would decline to stand in opposition to any other commissioner. Mr Henry Parry proposed that Mr Absalom Humphreys be elected, a gentleman whom he had known for 25 years, and who was well-known for the interest he had taken in education. The Chairman seconded the proposition. In reply to Mr Gunner, who remarked that Mr Humyhreys was retiring this year, and might not again be returned, the Chairman said it was not essential that the person appointed should be a Commissioner. Mr Wynne persisted in declining to stand, but The Chairman put both propositions to the meet- ing, when seven voted for Mr Wynne, and ten for Mr Humphreys, who was therefore declared elected. Mr Humphreys returned thanks, and assured the meeting that the voting against his election would not influence his feelings against those members in any way or to any degree. He thanked the Board heartily for the confidence which had been reposed in him. THE COMING ELECTION. Four perscns were appointed to assist the return- ing officer in conducting the forthcoming election of Commissioners, Mr Wynne being appointed de- puty returning officer. The other gentlemen were Messrs James Davies, A. L. Clews, P. Mostyn Williams, and Henry Parry.