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FOOTBALL NOTES. j FINAL TIE-RHYL V. BANGOR ATHLETIC. This t'e in the Northern Welsh Challenge Cup Competition was played off last Saturday at Vaynol Park. Portdinorwio." The weather was fine but squally. There was not a large attendance of spectators. Bangor won the toss and played with the wind, sun, and ground in their favour. Rhyl were the first to attack, rushing for the enemy' goal, and ultimately T. Vaugh ai hent in a good shot which the goal-keeper cleverly fisted aside. The Bangor right-wings then got possession, but were stopped by J. O. Vaughan, who passed to Hughes and Lowe, but they spoiled by kicking into touch. Soon afterwards hands were given against Bangor naar mid-field, but was not improved upon, Humphrey Jones directly afterwards kicking out. The Bangor forwards then became dangerous, and Cripps missed his kick, but R C. Thompson came up in time to save. J. 0 Vaughan kicked out, and hands followed against Twiston Morgan not far from goal. Humphrey Jones badly placed the ball, which went behind. Bangor soon after shot at the Rhyl goal, but it went wide. J. 0. Vaughiu next distinguished himself by tackling the Bangor right-wing very finely, Bangor followed with a rush for the Rhyl gúal, but were cleared by Harry Thompson. A scrimmage in the Rhyl goal was the next itam, but the ball was sent behind. W. H. Roberts then got the ball and passed to his right, who ro-t)assad and the ball was entrusted to the left, who again re-passed andRobeits ian right up and the goal-keeper runuingout,Roberts dodged him and scored. Bangor however appealed but uneffectually- A foul was subsequently given against a Bangor ian, but the free kiuk was not im- proved upon. Bangor obtained a corner which was well placed, and a scrimmage in the Rhyl goal followed, but the ball went behind. Cripps next becama prominent with good tacxilllg oi me Bangor left-wing. Rhyl rushed up the field and seemed likely to score, but Humphrey Jones went to the rescue and cleared, and an attack was made by Bangor, R. C. Thompson missing his kick, but J: O. Vaughan saved. The ball was then well placed in the Rhyl goal by a long kick from the Bangor back, and the forwards rushed after it, but Wright cleared in a brilliant manner. Bangor however soon after, from a combined rush managed to score, which was followed directly afterwards by another, the play of the Rhyl backs and half-backs being wretched. Hands followed against Twiston Morgan, but the ball went behind. Soon after, Wright saved his goal in fine style Rhyl then attacked the Baugor goal, and the goal- keeper saved by sending iato touch. A corner for Bangor followed, but was badlv placed and nothing came of it. Hands against Rhyl near their goal was converted into a goal-a flukey one—which should certainly have been stopped by Wright. Cripps soon after averted danger with some dash. Roberts put in some good play and appeared dangerous but was not supported, and the opposing backs over-powered him and sent the ball well into the Rhyl goal, and Jones succeeded in scoring. Play was very even from this to half-time neither team gaining any advantage. On resuming, Cripps land R. C. Thompson changed sides, which was an improvement. Rhyl immediately attacked, but Roberts's final effort was spoiled by a deliberate foul, and a free kick was given to Rhyl, but Harry Thompson seut the Sail behind. W. H. Roberts again had an op or- tunity of scoring, but shot very wide. Rhyl now did the pressing, but through the absence of com- bination and over-anxiety to score, the forwards failed to ultilize the many chances tb,-tt were given them. Hughes however at last, by a good header, scored the second goal for Rhyl. Rhyl kept up the pressing i:ud several corners fell to them, ar.d were splendidly placed by Twiston Morgan, but through want of cohesion among the forwards, they were not improved up -3n. About ten minutes before call of time, T. Vaughan scored a third goal for Rhyl, the Bangor goal-keeper in the belief that the shot was a free kick did not try to stop it. Rhyl now played very wildly and, although press- ing the Athletics, failed to add to their score, and the latter won by 4 goals to 3. Thq Athletics were only dangerous twice during the last half, and had the Rhylites not lost their heads, they ought easily to have won the match. Rhyl laid a protest against the eligibility of Humphrey Jones (the Welsh International Captain) to play, on the ground that he was not a bona fide member of the Athletic Club,non-resident within the radius allow- ed by the rules, and also that the ground was small. The Association Officers appeared to favor the winners the decisions of the Umpires being open to question on several occasions that were disastrous to Rhyl and the ground on which the match was played was very small, not larger than the Bangor ground, although there waa plenty of room for the maximum size allowed by the rules, and the Bflngor ground had been declined by the members of the Association as being too small for the match. In the face of partizanship of this kind by its officers the Association cannot have a long lease of life. Humphrey Jones played a grand game for the winners, his tackling and kicking being ex- ceedingly good. F. J. Williams was also in fine form, and was a thorn in the sides of the Rhyl forwards. The whole of the Rhyl team were de. cidedly off colour, Lowe and Tom Vaughan particularly so; their play being of a wretched order compared to what they really can do when in form. Roberts was the only player who appeared to display any judgement, but he was not really up to his usual form, aad in addition was carefully looked after, as also were J. O. Vaughan and Twiston Morgan. J. O. Vaughan might fairly be said to have played best throughout for his team but he was very far below par. Rhyl have excell- ent grounds for thoir protest and if they have fair play, and the protest, is judged upon its merits, they will certainly succeed in carrying it, and the match will have to be re-played. Rhvl team :-Goal. C. Wright; backs, R. C. Thompson and A. J. Cripps half-backs, Twiston Morgan (captain), J. O. Vaughan, and Harry Thompson; righ-wing, T. Vaughan and Lewis 0 0 Morgan; left-wing, R. Hughes and J. Lowe; centre, W. H. Roberts.' Bangor team :-Goal, Richard Jones backs, J. Jones and T. Parry Jones half-backs, Humphrey 'jones (captain), W. Edwards, and J. j. Williams; forwards. W. R. Griffiths, Richard Jonos, and Richard Jones; Umpires, T. Farringtou, Conway, and W. Edwards, Carnarvon; referee, A. Ingleton. I am glad to find that the Welsh Association have selected J. 0. Vaughan (Rhyl) as half-back for the international mat h with Ireland, to be played on the 11th inst, and I feel confident he' will prove himself worthy of his place. IN TOUCH.
Eugene Lcraine was charged at the Mansion House, London, on Wednesday, with conspiring with others to defraud the Bank of England of L4900 East India Stock. The stock in the name of a gentleman named Capcl, and an attempt was made to personate Capel by letter, and obtain the money. The prisoner was remanded.
RHYL. GOOD FRIDAY.—H. Simcox, Water street, has flrrangerl for a large supp'y of fresh and dried fish on Thursday (for Friday). Quality and price cannot be surpassed.—m 28. Miss Trevett, mistress of the Wellington Road, National School, has succeeded in obtaining a second clas? certificate (the highest obtainable by examination) in the examination for Teachers' cert'fieates, held last December. BRUNSWICK LITERAKT AND THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. —The winter session (1885) cf the above society was brought to a close on Monday eveninir last, with a very pleasant social gathering. In addition to a good muster of the members, a numerous company of friends—ladies and gentle- men-wer, present. A splendid tea had been provided in the large vestry room by the following ladie.s: -Miss Jones, 2, East Parade; Mrs Morgan. Sutherland House; Mrs Foulkes, Albert Villa and Miss Davies 17, West Parade, to whom a very hearty vote of thanks was passed. After tea the Treasurer of the society (Mr P. Powell Jones) gave a statement of the financial condition of the society, shewing a good balance on the right side. The chairman (the Rev. lehrriael Evans) then gave a resume of the work of the session, and coupled n. with that some very useful suggestions as to the working of the society in the future. Appropriate addresses were then given by Mr W. Wiiliams (Summerfield), Mr Jobn Hughes (Vice-president), Mr James Davies, (a bardic address), and Mr A. Humphreys. The meeting was a truly pleasant I and profitable one. The proceedings were ended with prayer. E:xcuRsio.N. -A large number of persons availed themselves of the opportunity afforded them of visiting the Liverpool Races on frriday last, by a cheap excursion train run from Rhyl and inter- mediate stations. The train returned between 2 and 3 o'clock the next morning. TEMPERANCE. — On Monday evening, the 30th ult.. at the Ciwyd-street, Chapel, Mr H. J. Wil- hams (Plenydd), Grand Worthy Chief Templar of Wales, delivered a temperance address. Mr Wm. Williams, builder, presided. The meeting was got up in connection with the Elwy Lodge of Good Templars. CHURCH PARADE.—On Sunday last the monthly pavade of t ie 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers took place. The men a-sembled at the armoury fct 10 o'clock, and marched in procession to St Thomas' Church, being preceded by their band- The sermon was delivered by the Rev. Thorns Richardson, M.A., vicar. In the morning the buglers visited different parts of the town to souud the "dress," and as this was the first time for this to be be dune in Rhyl, it attracted consid- erable notice. UNIVERSITY LECTURE.—Principal Reichel deliver- ed his last lecture on English History on Friday evening last, at the English Wesleyan schoolroom Mr J. Ormiston presided, and there was a large audience. The principal announced that an ex- amination would be held, for which several names had been received A vote of thanks was acco-ded the trustees of the building for the loan of the room at a nominal charge, when the Town Hali could not be had. A vote of thanks was also passed to the chairman and lecturer. CLWYD-STREET CHAPEL. _The annual report and statement of accounts of the subscriptions and donations, &c., in conection with the Welsh Calviuistic Church, has just been issued, for gratuitous distribution amongst the members. The statements enter into the most minute details, and the accounts reflect the highest credit upon those gentlemen who had the management of the various collections. From tLo pamphlet we find that there are not less than twelve services held in connection with the church in the course of every week, five of then being on a Sunday. There is a bianch Sunday school established in Mill-bank, the average attendance at which is 62. There are 354 members belonging to the church, and 401 to the Sunday school. There is a young ladies' society established in connection with the church, of which Mr R. Evans is presi- dent; Mrs Jacob Jones, secretary; and Mrs J. T. Jones, treasurer: also a youug men's literary societv, with Mr Jacob Jones as president; Mr G. T. Evans, N. and S. W. Bank, secretary and Mr J. T. Jones, treasurer. The following sums were collected during the year 1&85- For the Ministry, JE248 3s lOd; for the poor, f, 16 lis I Id for the Missions, i2 8 168 ïi j for the Buildings, &-c., 1129 1.5s 81d for various objects, £ 41 7s for the Sunday School, £1) l68 5!d for the children's clothing club. £ 4 10 10J-d; for the Band of Hope £ 3 13s 2|d for the English Church, £ 156 18s 3d for the trip of the Band of Hope, JE4 13s; for Mill Bank Sunday School, L18 Oslld; total £ 65 7s Ojd. The statement is preceded by two addressee, one by by Mr Edward Roberts, aud the other by the Rev. William Williams. BURGLARY.—On Thursday night, last week, the publishing offices of this paper were burglariously entered. The burglar burst open a door, forced his way to an inner office, forced open a desk, and breaking open a drawer, whereupon he abstracted a sum of money, received late that evening and not put in the safe. It was, however, locked up in a cash box, in a drawer. At the request of the auctioneers, the notice being so short, we beg to call attention to ari announcement of a sale of grocery at No. 11, Water Street, under a deed of assignment. The sale takes place (this; Saturday. An interesting meeting will be held on Tuesday next under the auspices of the Clwyd Street, Literary Society, at the Town Hall. The choral competition gives promise of being an excellent one. For particulars of the meeting we would refer our readers to an advertisement in another oolumn. THE WnrrEB GARDENS.—By means of an advertisement which appears in another column the public are informed that another effort is to be made to form a company for the purchase of the above valuable property. The basis of the pro- posed arrangement will no doubt receive the thoughtful consideration of the public inside and outside of Rhyl. All wellwishers of Rhyl are desirous, not only of retaining possession of so valuable a property, but also of maintaining the I I Gardens" for the purpose for which they were originally intended. Much sympathy is felt with the present proprietor, in his single-handed efforts to make the gardens a source of attraction to the town, and it is to be hoped that some arrangements beneficial to all concerned may result from the present movement. For the perfection of finest Rose Kiel Butter go to the S.P.QR. Stores, Queen street. CONFIRMATION. On Thursday last the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph held a confirmation service at St. Thomas's Church. A large number of candi- dates from Rhyl and district, all of whom were neatly dressed (the females especially) hr the occasion, presented themselves; and the service was witnessed by a large congregation. We understand that a movement has been started for forming a temperance choir in Rhyl. IMPORTANT ANONUNCEMENT.—ABUNDANT CROP OF POTATOES.—This season's crop is far in excess of previous years, and the quality is also superior to that of the last few seasons, and consequence of this richjand plentiful supply the prices exceedingly low. J. Dobbins, General Dealer, New Inn, High Street, Rhyl, having purchased a large stock of 31aguum Bouuin's, Sky Blues, and Champion J.D., at specially low prices is prepared to give his customers and consumers in general the benefit of this purchase. He would recommend all to take advantage of this favourable opportunity for pur- chasing this delightful and favourite vegetable at the following remarble prices Magnum Bonum per sack, 5s. Sd. Sk v Blues, 6s. Champions, 5s Einh bag contains 2241bs, guaranteed of the best quality. The utmost punctuality in the despatc.
SCENE IN AN IRISH COURT.
SCENE IN AN IRISH COURT. In a street robbery case heard the other day before the Recorder of Dublin, the evidence against the prisoner being inconclusive, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, whereupon the Recorder, who had before him a record of the prisoner's bad charac- ter and previous convictions, exclaimed, with sur- prise, X ot guilty—that is your verdict' Very well; discharge the prisoner." The man having been dis- charged, the Recorder, addressing the jury agair:, •aid: "Nobody in the whole court was more sur. prised at your vcdict than the mlln who was in the dock —utterly astonished at it."—A Juror: We have found our verdict, and I don't think your lordship has any right to irterfere with it or cut rf flections upon it.—The Recorder It is a remark which as judge I am entitled to make.—The Juror: We han done our duty here, leaving our bUllinflSl to attend the court in order to do so.—The Re. corder I was not making any reflection on you. I merely mentioned it as a matter of fact. I have got the man's gaol record before me here.- A Juror: We had no record before us, but only the evidence. —Mr. Serjeant O'Brien: In France such a record could be laid before the jury.—The discussion then ended.
INDIAN VIEW OF RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.
INDIAN VIEW OF RUSSIAN GOVERN- MENT. The Nizam's political secretary has published a long letter in the Pioneer. He corre- spondent eays) a man of wide experience, and the expression of the judgment of a person in bit position may be of interest. After referring to a Russian advance as no longer a "scare" or » bugbear," but an actual fact, he continues "And what is the effect of this advance upon the native states and peoples of India ? Do we look upon Russia as a liberator ? No, most emphatically, no. Russian rule means not only imperialism, but despotism. Russian rule means the corruption of justice, the stifling of public opinion, the tyranny and oppression of a bureaucracy, and servile courts of justice. Russia may introduce com- parative civilisation in Khiva or Bokhara. To such countries her rule may mean progress in India it would mean retrogression." He admits thatgrievaoC81 exist, but protests against the expression of them being considered a sign of disloyalty. He says: "It is because the people of India have learnt to put faith in British justice that now so many com- plaints are heard. They have learnt that the courts of justice are independent that a British judge does not hesitate to give an award against the Government if the latter is in the wrong that British justice is no respecter of persons, and gives the lowest sub- ject an opportunity of appealing to the court of the Empress.
ARABI ON THE SOUDAN WAR.
ARABI ON THE SOUDAN WAR. Ldy Anne Blunt has received from Ceylon letter from Arp.bi Pasha, in which he says I grieve with a great grief over the decline of the star of England caused by her misdeeds in Egypt and the Soudan. But God has heard the cry of the oppressed and the voice of the blood which has been shed and the terrible cry of the widow and of the young children, and surely He has taken His vengeance on the covetous. Yet believe me, the people of Egypt used to believe good of the English nation. It was they of all others that they trusted as the foremost among the nations, and as the chief hope of those who sought to obtain ti.cr freedom and they grieve now, seeing their bel ef a deception and their trust a dtlusion. And what has England gained by her invasion of F-'ypt, and what in the Soudan ? Rather let us say w h it has she lost ? For God knows she has gained nothing. She has lost her good name, the friendship of our Lord the Sultan, and of all Moslems. She has lost, too, Gordon Pasha, through acting on false counsels, Stewsrt and Hicks and Earle, and how many o'.her officers, and she has lost the respect of all hearts by this war against free men in the Soudan. When will she cease to rush forward on her course to send armies of revenge on men who are themselves avenging their Egyptian brothers; on men defending their country, and who delight to drink the cup of death rather than that they Bhor.'i pee an enemy left within its borders ? I teli you 1"00(>,000 of nuchas the^ _cnpy at this moment the Soudan country and Dariuur, and all of them are partisans of the Mabdi, having made a convention with him unto death, and in accordance with the precepts of our noble Koran. Thus the Mahdi increases in strength with the English aggression.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A BAISKRCPT.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A BAISKRCPT. (In Siituiday, at the Mansion House, London, James Forbes, who had been carrying on business in London, Brighton, and Falkirk, in conjunction with John Henry Gardner, as iron merchants and dealers in builders' goods, was charged before the Lord Mayor "n a warrant with conspiring with Gardner to cheat and defraud certain persons, and with having obtained by false pretences light iron goods to the value cf £1,000 from Mr. Richard Crossthwaite.—Mr. Grain said that he W8fJ instructed to prosecute the prisoner on behalf of Mr. Crossthwaitw. who was also the trustee under the prisoner's bankruptcy. The facts of the bankruptcy had been investigated by Mr. Registrar Brougham, who had issued an order for a prosecution. If bis (Mr. Grain's) in. f-tructiona were correct the case wou'd turn out a most serious one. He had ju received a telegram statin tbat the prisoner's partner,Gardner, was in cu.tody at Hove, and on Monday it mi- bt be that he would be brought to London. The warrant was read over, and lr. Grain ap- plied for a remand.—Detective-sergeant Taylor i stated that the prisoner's family bad given a fare- well entertainment at Falkirk, and he had reen a telegram stating that they had arranged to leave for Melbourne. —In reply to the Lord Mayor, h. Crossthwaite said that the prisoner's firm's liabilities amounted to £29.000, and the accounts shewed that if."),000 or £20,000 worth of property had dis- appesred in 10 months. Of that sum about £ lti.0o0 had in the same period found its way to Brighton.—Mr. Grain said that he should be able to shew that Gardner was cognisant of the houses which were purchased in the neighbourhood of Brighton in his wife's name, and also that when he (Gardner) WAS married his wife had no money whatever.—The prisoner was remanded.
PERSECUTION OF AN ACTRESS.
PERSECUTION OF AN ACTRESS. The riotous behaviour of a portion of the Parisian public, principally some noisy students, and other young men, who thought it manly and generous to drive an American artist from the French stage, has, itappears.succeededinthit, forit iø lltated that Mdlle. VanZas dthas intimated toM. Carvalho, the director of the Opera Comique, her determination to perform no more in the French capital. In justice to the lorely-penecuted young artist (says a Paris corres- pondent) it is right to state that, as soon as she perceived that a dead eet had been made against her in the Parisian press last November, she expressed her wish to resign, andthat, when in Russia, she repeated the proposal that her engagement should be considered null and void, offering, moreover, to undertake not to sing in public until after the original date of its expiration. Mdlle. Van Zandt made this offer in order that she should not even be suspected of desiring a more lucrative engagement. M. Carvalho, however, refused to accept her resignation, and not unnaturally tried to persuade her to conclude another engagement for next season. He was determined to stand by his prima donna, and was probably influenced by the fact that Mdlle. Van Zandt attracts more money to his treasury than any other artist in the theatre. If the young lady had refueed to sing she would not merely have been liable to pay a fine of RO.OOOf., but would have exposed her- self to the reproach of behaving in a dishonour- able manner. She therefore was compelled to do her best to fulfil the obligation she had undertaken. She has fought most valiantly during four stormy per- formances, but although she sang splendidly the other niyht she almost broke down at the end of the even- ing, and it became evident that she could not recommence the unequal struggle. She has, therefore, renewed her offer of resignation, which her manager must now perforce aooept. Among the cries heard from the dense crowd massed, some say to the extent of 5,000, round the Opera Comique on the occasion of her last appearance, was heard that of "Yan Zandt a leau' and the ruffians who lay for hours in wait for the young lady's carriage, and rushed after every vehicle like so many wild an:mal, would not have hesitated to carry out their threat of throwing the prima donnz into the water if th y had had the chance of doing so. Each time that she has sung since her reappearance Mdile. Van Zandt has had to escape from the theatre by a side door, and last evening the windows of the stage door were broken by the infuriated mob.
Messrs. Horncastle & Co., Advertising Agents, of 61, Cheapside, E C., received yesterday, direct bv telephone from Brighton, the actual words and instructions respecting insertion of an advertisement in a daily paper of to days date. The whole trans- action only occupied a couple of minutes. This is, we believe, the first practica.f..4se of the telephone for newspaper purposes over 80 long a distance."— City Press," March 18, 1886.
ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS.
ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS. The following is a list of the gentlemen nomina- ted as candidates for election as Commissioners, on Thursdav next, with their nominators Carididatet. Ellis, J. H Frimston, John j Humphreys, Absalom •Jones, LI. E Keatinge, E. W Lloyd, Llewelyn. Roberts, John Summerhill, T. H Taverner, G. A. Taylor, James. Williams, William. Williams, Joseph liownntor*. Williams. W. R., solicitor Perks, fcamuel Roberts, R. D. Foulkes, J., Albert Villa Foulkes, W. H. Perks, Samuel. Sinallev, W. E. Williams. W. R. Oldfield, Robert Plunkett, M S Jones, E. D. Wynne Jones, John Seven members are to be elected, lhe last CLay for withdrawal is Saturday (this day).
ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.
ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Tbursclay.-Preset)t W. M. Clarke, Esq, (in the chair) T. G. D^OD. Eq. Edwin Morgan, Esq. Messrs B. LItle:, S. Perks, Rbyl J. Roberts, Foxhall R. DavitB, Denbigh W. Williams, Prestatyn Captain Salisbury, E. Angel, J. KnowleB, Denbigh. THE HOUSE. Number of paupers last Board day, 144 admitted since, 10 discharged, 16 remain- ing in the bouse, 139. Corresponding date last year. 136: increase, 3. Vagrants relieved daring past fortnight, 65, as against 50 dur- ing the corresponding period last year, show- ing an increase of 15. THE PECFOSED ALTERATIONS. A letter was received from the Local Gov- ernment Board sanctioning the expenditure of Bot more than £ 350 on the propceed alter- allocs in the oooking, Ac., arrangements of the House. CALLS. The Clerk reported the calls for the ensuing half year to be £ 8.390. This is somewhat higher than that of previous half years, that of the cot responding period two years ago being £ "b,550, but as there was then a balance in hand, the call the corresponding half of last year wes only £ 7.488. The Clerk ac- conn ted for this by staling that the relief in Denbigh was £ 200 in excess of previous half yeare, and the county rate was 9200 higher.— The call for the parish of Rhuddlan is £ 1956,as agair,st £ 804 corresponding period last year. and £ 1908 two years ago. Regarding the call for Meiiden, there was £ 120 not received from the Overseers, and that was included in the call for the forthcoming half.
HOLLOWAY'S PILLs.-Invalids distracted bv indi estion and discouraged m their search for its remedy should make trial of this never-failing medicine. A lady, long a martyr to dyspeptic tortures, writes that Holloway's Pills male her feel as if a burden had been taken off her. Her spirits formerly low, have greatly improved her capac- ious appetite has given place to healthy hunger; her dull, sick headache has departed, and gridually so marvellous a change has been effected, that she is altogether a new creature, and again fit for her duties. These Pills may be administered with safety to the most delicate. They never act harshly, nor do they ever induce weakness; they rightly direct deranged, and convexrwnwp action. THROAT IRRITATION LND CorGit .-Soren eiis and dryness, tickling and irritation inducing cough and affecting the voiee. ior these symptoms use Epp's Glycerine Jujubes In contact with the plands the moment they are excited by the sucking of the Glycerine in these agreeable conft-ctions become actively healing. Sold only in boxes, itd, tins Is. g., labelled -'JAKES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic chemists, London." Dr Geoge Moore, in his work ou "Nose and Throat Diseases," says: "Tbe Glycerine Jujubes prepared by James Epps and Co., are of undoubted service as a curative or palliative agent." While Dr Gordon Holmes, Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat and Ear Infirmary, writes: "After an extended trial I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of consider- able benefit (with or without medimi treatmentnt) almost all forms of throat dirtase." [52/s2J
RHYL PETIY SESSIONS.
RHYL PETIY SESSIONS. MONDAY—Before T. G Dixon, Esq. (in the chair), and W. Pryce Jones, Esq. THE EXCUSE LIST. Mr Arthur Rowlands produced the list of persons seeking to be excused from paying the poor lates, and the minutes of the vestry on the matter.—The list was signed by their worships. THE OVEESEERS. Mr Owen Williams, Cwybr Fawr Mr Parry; and Mr J. Williams, Alexandra Hotel, Rhyl, were selected as overseers for the po)r, from list recommcudcd for approval by the vestry. ALLEGED ASSAULT BY A TOUCE CONSTABLE. Mr James Fielding charged P.O. l'aafd with assaulting bim. Mr Fielding said that after an explanation had been given to him, he was willing to withdraw the charge, for be believed that the officer was mistaken as to his public duty. Mr Alun Lloyd for P.C. Taafe said he must object to the withdrawal unless Mr Fielding allowed the case to stand dismissed, without any reflection on the police constable. The charge was ultimately withdrawn. AN APPLICATION POR A LICENSE TRANSFER OB- JECTED TO. Mr Alun Lloyd asked their worships to hear an application for a transfer he had to make, while Mr Fielding was in court. He believed Mr Fielding was going to object. He (Mr Fielding) had locus standi, and if he objected Mr Lloyd would not make the ap- plication that day. Mr Fielding observed that he had had no notice whatever of this application, and- Mr Lloyd: Do you object ? Mr Fielding: I must first of all explain. This application has been made to influence the Bench. the Bench. The Chairman No, no sir, you must not make such remarks. Mr Fielding explained he had no intention whatever of casting any reflection cn any one, and said he had not had any notice whatever uf this application. Mr Lloyd: Do you object, for if you do I will not make the application to-day. Mr Fielding I object. Mr Lloyd Very well. Here the matter ended for the present. SURETIES OF THE PEACE. In the case of LangSeld against Williams, Mr Alan Lloyd (for the defendant) pleaded guilty, and defendant was bound over to keep the peace for three months in the sum of 15 and to find a surety for a like amount. —Williams was further ordered to pay costs, amounting to £1 2s. DRUNK TN CHARGE OF A HORSE AND TRAT. Isaac Jones was charged by P.O. Hugbes with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and trap on the St Asaph Road. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 10s, with 8s costs. THREATS Sarah Roberts, Rhuddlan, failed to appear in answer to a summons charging her with threatening Catherine Jones of the same place, on the 27ch of Ma'ch. Later on, de fendant appeared, and pleaded not guilty to using threatening expressions towards Oath prine Jones.—Complainant said that Sarah Roberts struck her on the side with a stonp, tried to hit her with a stone on the head, threatening she would kill complainant.— Defendant said she never had anything to do with the complainant, nor did she throw the stones. Another case collateral with the abo ve was beard in which Sarah Roberts oharged Mary Hughes with assaulting her. Afte.. hearing both sides their worships dismissed the second case, the complainant to pay 2s 6d costs. In the first case Sarah Roberts was bound over in R5 for three months towards Catherine Jones, and all Her Majesty's subjects. Defendant also had to pay 13s 6d oostd. SCHOOL CASES. Elizabeth Bryan, South Kinmel Street, was oharged with neglecting to send her child to school.—Mr Edward Jones said that the child was not sent to school whatever for the last three months.—The woman said that the girl could not speak plain and if she sent her to sobool, they could not understand her.—The attendance officer said this was the first time ho had heard of the child's infirmity.—Fined 43, and cautioned to send the child to school. Edward Morris,in respeotof his son Thomas John, was fined 513 for breach of school at- tendance bye-laws. There was a record of previous convictions againt this person. Mrs Morris, who appeared on behalf of her husband, said she would not send the children to school as they are for they had no clothes to their backs nor shoes to their feet. Besides Tnomas John was deaf. OBSTRUCTING A POLICE CONSTABLE. Edward Hughes,Denbigh,and David Roberts were charged the first under 'he Poaching Prevention Act and David Roberts with aiding and abettinc,It appears that P.O. Hube¡. on returning f-om Prestatyn saw Edward Hughes with a bundle under his arm, on the Rhuddlan piatforra. In reply to a question tinghes said the bundle contained clothes, but after a struggle the officer got pos- session of the bundle and fonnd it contained nets, one of which measured 70 yards. David Roberts incited Hughes not to give up the nets, saying the officer had no business with them. The uets were. quite wet. Mr C. W, Bell appeared for the prosecution, defendants being unrepresented—Hughes pleaded guilty, and was finod £1 and 91 118 6d costs.-David Roberts was discharged.
I ST. ASAPH.
ST. ASAPH. DEATH OF ME. CHARLES E. LEWIS.—We regret to have to announce the death of Mr Charles EytGn Lewis, Plas yn Cwm, which event took p'ace on Monday morning at his residence. Mr Lewis was the son of the late Rev. L. Lewis, then rector of Denbigh, and brother to Mr J. P. Lewis, solicitor, Denbigh. The deceased gentleman was only a young man, but had been ailing for a long time, although his death was not expected so soon. CATHEDRAL SFILVICFS.-Eastet Sunday. Morning at I I Sullivan in D; Anthem, "They have taken away my Lord (Stainer). Evening at 3 15: The Litany Anthem, Awake thou that .Ieepest Jainn, (Stainer). Evening at 6.15 Chants, hymns. After sermon, Worthy is the Lamb" (Handel) —Choral services on Thursday at 11.30 a.m., and Saturday at 3 1.5 p.m.—In rw- dence Rev Canon Hugh Jones, succentor Rev. W. Morton, M A organist, R. A. Atkins, Esq. POLICE COURT.-On Thursday, before E. Morgan Esq., Serstt. Parry summoned William Mackenzie with hawking on March 24th without a license. Tie was committed to gaol for seven days. VESTRY MEETING.—A well-attended vestry meet- ing was held in the Vestry of the Parish Church on Thursday, when the overseers, assisiant over- seers, and waswardens of the various townships in the parish were re-appointed.
THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE.—This race was pulled through with great spirit,and in spite of the plucky efforts of their opponents, resulted in a victory for Oxford. The following is the time as taken by Benson's Chronograph, and which shows the following result :-The start took place at 12.26.45, and finished at 12.48.21. The duration of the race was therefore 21 mins. 36 sees. Last year Cambridge won in 21 mins. 39 sees.
HINrs FOR THE HOME.
HINrs FOR THE HOME. JTFF:'¡'¡ DISCIPLINE.—It is not the best thirp-tbat the things we call best—that make men It is not pleasant things; it is not the calm (xpprience life. It is life's rugped experioi ces, its tempest! s- trials. The discipline of life is here good and there t-vil, here trouble and there joy, heie roughness and there siyloothtiess, one working with the other and the alterations of the one and the other which necessitate adaptations constitute a part of that edu- cation which makes a man in distinction from an animal, which has no education. The successful man invariably bfars on his brow the marks of the struggles which he had to undergo. I SILENT SUFYERII.,C. -Silent suffering is a thing often unknown to the world for there is much pain is quite noiseless, and vibrations that make human agonies are often mere whispers in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that ,t:b and raise no cry of murder robberies that leave i' :.i:i and woman forever beggared of peace nnd joy, but that are ke- t secret by the sufferer—committed to no sounds, except of low moans in the nigh-seen in no writing,except that made on the face by the now months t f suppi essed anguish and early morning tears. Mnny an inherited sorrow that has maried a life has been breathed into no human ear. WAY TO MOODS.—Tt is unphilosophical an^ wiong to yield to moods. They rob life of much of its enjoyment. The mind is as amenable to the will as iethe body. The most productive mental workers in ail dep.utments are those who have their faculties under discipline, and who go regularly to their mental Ksks and compel the obedience of the mind. To those who habituate themselves to this, and hold moods under control, there is no difficulty in performing J'r' scribed tasks at allotted times. And such persons endure longe t, because of the regularity of their habits. Moodiness is, indeed, a form of disease. It draws on the nerves and gradually leads to nervous prostration. When it controls the will, it has gained headway that is very dangerous. And thus its natural t( n ency is to injure health and happiness. To repress ar:d overcome it, is to suppress a form of disease, which in its fuller developments is distressing and dangerous. WHAT IS LIFE?-" What is lire?" someone asked Montfort. His answer was one of the most charming things ever written: The present life it skeping and waking; it is good-night on going to bed, and good-morning on getting up it is to wonder what the day will bring forth; it is rain on the window as one sits by the fire it is to walk in the garden and see the flowers and hear the birds sing; it is to have news from the east, west, north and south it is to read old books and new books it is to see pictures and hear music; it is to have Sundays; it is to sit in the twilight and meditate it is to have breakfast, dinner, and tea; it is to belong to a town and have neighbours, and to become one in a circle of acquaintances it is to have fri'-nds and love it is to have sight of dear old faces, and with some men it is to be kissed with the same loving lips fifty years and it is to know themselves thought of maiy times a day, and in many places, by children and grandchildren and many friends." Goou 1) Erl -Keel) good company or none. Never bf idle. If your hands cannot usefully employed, attend to the cultivation of your mind. Al ways speak the tjutli. Make few promises. Live up to your engagements. Keep your own secrets if you have any. When you speak to a person, look him in the face. Good c mpany ami good conveisation are the very sinews oi virtue. Good character is above all things else. Your character cannot be essentially in. juied except by your own acts. If any one speaks ill of It your life be so that none will believe him. Kver live, misfortune excepted, within your income. When you retire to bed, think over what you have Ltú:J doing during the day. Make no haste to be rich if you woultl prosper. Small and steady gains give competency with tranquiility of mind. Avoid temptation, through fear that you may not withstand it. Earn money before you spend it. Never run in debt, unless you sec a way to get out again. Never borrow if you can possibly avoid it. Do not marry nr.til you arcs able to support a wife. Never Bpeak ili ot anyone. Tin: USE OF BORAX.-One of the most powerful cit a:isers and purifiers is borax it enters into many thin/s nold at a high figure under other names. A couple of ounces added to eiprht or nine gallons of wa:er for washing clothes will save double its cost in b'-ap, and a great deal of labrur, and the linen will look as white as snow. 1 his is used in Holland, whore the women are famed tor the beautiful colour of their clothes and though I have heard people say that borax i-ots lin, ii, I have proved the contrary. Mi st of the stal ell glazes and glosses contain borax, and a tea-spoontul added to a pint of starch will an-wer every purpose, producing a beautiful gloss and stiffness. A tea sp ouful in hot suds, for washing silver, silver-plated spoons, forks, &c., will render "plate powdeis:' unnecessary, if the articles are weii dried and polished with a leather. For cleaning paint, borax is equally effective-in fact, its daily uses are multitudinous; it may almost always take the place of washing soda," as it cannot injure the skin, and many people are unable to use soda on that account. JV-IUANTS, OLD AVD NEW—The above if the title of it.i interesting pan-jr contributed to Lon^/r/im't Magazine by Ludy Ca: erine Milnes Gaskell, who, after describing the honourable career of a servant of a past gen ration, remarks Even the delicate satire of Da Marnier, and the broader humour of Leech, have failed to exaggerate the follies ot mode.n ser- vants,and the f«>ol.sh and fanciful causes given by them for quitting the service of their employers. To leave in order to get a change' is become between mes- t r> and servants a regular recoguioed reason. I Iif'.ve no fault to had against you and Lord G- a house- maid said to a friend of mine a short time ago, but I want a change, and I don't like H shire scenery or ativ Another friend of mine had a footman who left her 'because,' he said, 'he could no longer stay, a. be regretted to find his employer did not keep the company he had been accustomed to.' A scullery-maid that had been engaged for me b;gged to leave, as she declined to take orders from me, declaring that she could only take orders from the person who had en- gaged her. A foreman in the employment of one of my friends allowed a great quantity of his master's greenhouse glass to be broken during a storm, I be- cau-e,' he said, 'it was not his place to close the windowM, and that he wasn't engaged to tell the second man his business.' A m,id to whom I once offered a situation declined it on the ground that she had once lived in a duke's family, and could not. possibly sink lower than a viscount's, or else, to use her own words, she would lose all self- respect;' while a housemaid left me because she declared that she considered the men servants of the establishment too deficient in good looks to keel, company. That the feelings sisrc-garded her had been reciprocal on the part of the male attendants I have always had my shrewd suspicions for nobody, save perhaps, herself, would have desoribed her a* a beauty." F.ATINO BEFORE SLEEPING. The notion is widely prevalent that it is unhealthy to eat late at night or just before retiring. This came from the severe denunciation of la, e suppers con- tained in nearly all the old popular works on diet. But it was the midnight debauch that was the object ot attack, and even here it was less the gluttony than the drunkenness which alarmed the doctore and called forth their reprehensions. A man may induce apoplexy by gorging himself with food at any hour of the day. Man is the only animal that can be taught to sleep qu etly on an empty stomach. The brute creation re- sents all efforts to coax them to such a violation of the laws of nature. The lion roars in the forest until he has found his prey. The horse will paw all night in the stable, and the pig in the pen, refusing all rest or sleep until they are fed. The animals which chew the cud have their own provision for a late meal just bc-fore dropping off to their night slumbers. Man can train himself to the habit of sleeping with- out a preceding meal, but only after long years of practice. As he comes into the world nature is too strung for him, and he must be fed before he will leep. A child's stomach is small, and when per- fectly filled, if no sickness disturbs it, sleep follows naturally and inevitably. As digestion goes on the stomach begins to empty. A single told in it will make the little sleeper restless two will awaken it, and if it is hushed again to rep se the nap is short, and three folds put an end to the slumber. Paregoric or other narcotic may close its e) es again, but without either food or some "tupefyng drug it will not sleep, no matter how healthy it may be. Not even an angel who learned the art of minstrelsy in a celestial choir can sing a babe to sleep on an empty stomach. It is a fact established beyond the possibility of contradiction that sh ep aids digestion, ani that the process of digestion is conducive to refreshing sleep. It needs no argument to convince us of this mutual relation. The drowsiness which always follows a well-ordered meal is itself a testimony of nature to this interdependence. The waste of human life by the neglect of the lesson is very great. The daily wear and tear of the body might be restored more fully than it usually is if this simple rule waa not systematically violated.— David lil. Stone.
A certain reverend drone, as was his custom, preach- ing most exceedingly dull to a congregation not used to him, many ot them slunk out of the church, one after another, before the sermon was near ended. "Truly," said a gentleman present, "this learned doctor has made a very moving discourse." Sheridan was down at Brighton one summer, when Fox, the manager, desirous of showing him some civility, took him all over the theatre, and exhibited its beauties. "There, Mr. Sheridan i said Fox, who combined twenty occupations without being clever at one, "I built and painted all those boxes, and I painted all these scenes." "Did you?" said Sheri dan, serveymg them rapidly. Well, I should not, I am sure," have known you were a Fox by your brush 1"
MOSTYN. REV. DR PAN JONES' VISIT TO AmEnicA.We hear that our old friend Dr Pan Jones, Editor of the "Celt," and "Llawlyfr yr Annibvnwyr," sails for America in the White Star liner Celtic on the 9th inst. One of the chief objects of this visit, we believe, is a desire on the part of the Doctor to gain information as to what part of the great con- tinent would be most suitable for Welsh emigrants, and so be in a position to advise his fellow country- men. During the time the Celt was printed at the office of this paper, we had many oppor- tunities of judging the Rev. Doctor's many qualities, and, shan. we say idiosyncrazies, and therefore are in a position to aver that no man takes more interest in the land question, and emigration schemes, and is better qualified to give opinions thereon. In his usual systemtatic way, Dr Pan Jones has prepared a detailed list of enquiries relating to the number of Welshmen, the chief trades, and the relig'ious advantages in the Welsh language in each district or settlement. The information thus obtained, will we believe, be utilized for the 1888 edition of Llawlyfr yr Aunibynwyr" a public- ation which ,on its own merits, pushed its way to the front of similar contemporaries in connection with the Welsh luaependents; and in its second year stood leader of the van. Should any of his countrymen be about crossing the Atlantic, and feel disposed to go in company of the experienced traveller, Dr Jones, arrangements can no doubt be made for berths in the same steamer by communi- cating with Mr J. H. Lamb, ;;5, Tower Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool.
DEATH. ENYON—March 27th, in her 80th year, Sarah, relict of the late Robert Enyon, llylas, Rhuddlan,
A murder has been committed at Newtown PaB- osge East, county Waterford. Two farmers, named Joseph Colford and Michael Flynn, had an alter. ca\ion, when Flynn, it is stated, deliberately shot Col- ford. It is alleged that the men had not been on good krmö for a considerable time, have disputed about the possession of a piece of land. A young lady haft been appointed, at Fording- bridge, in Hants, to the post of vaccination officer. Her name is Miss Isabella Oates, and her duties will Ixtend over the whole union. The appointment has been confirmed by the Local Government Board, and has created quite a sensation. Within 12 miles of Alexandria, Commander Hen- derson and Sub-Lieutenant Dillon, of her Majesty's hi, Invincible, have been attacked by Bedouins, by the throat,and had their guns forcibly taken nom them, The Rev. James Martin has been awarded £250 damages against the Belfast Street Tramways Com. in respect of injuries sustained by his wife while being carried upon one of the company's tramcars. James Steele, a gardener in Surrey, a married man, rcctDtlyeloped with a young servant, Rose Fairman, and took passages for America. He gave the tickets, with money and jewellery, to Fairman for safe cus- tody. On the way to Llyerpool he left the train for a thoit time, and was left behind. On following to Liverpool he discovered that Fairman had sailed with all his property, leaving him penniless, »
WISE AND OTHERWISE. -
WISE AND OTHERWISE. MY FIRST TOAST. It was a bright day in June upon which WIll held our great match, after which we had a dinner at the Nas's Head. My name was down on the toast list to respond to a toast given by L. Berry to "The Ladies." I was extremely nervous, but at last the time came; there WM now but one toast before "The Ladies, and I grew desperate. I nudged my next door neighbour and said, under my breath— Did you ever propose a toast ? "Yes, lots, he said gaily. You down for one? "Yes, one," I said.relieved at the off-hand disposal of the matter, a little one but-the fact ie-I never "Nothing in it, Mr. ——" Fleeman, I said, pointing to the toast list. "Nothing in it, Mr. Fleeman, I assure you. After the first sentence you can run along on your own account. The ladies—the darlings, they share our sorrows and double our joys; they-you know the verse of poetry about woman Oh, woman, in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and had to please When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou.' Put that in somewhere." Yes, that seems very good," I said. I'll try and remember it." "Yes and wind up with something about well drink it in a bumper three times three/' "Splendid I eaid, with enthusiasm. At last L. Berry was on his legs proposing "The Ladies," which he managed very fairly, but excused his own inability in this way: "In con- elusion, pentlemen. I confess I would say much more for the 'fidies, but 1 would much rather leave the toast in the hands of our promising young member, Mr. J. Fleeman, who I feel sure will do ample justice to it." I verily believe that every eye in the room was on me, more particularly the eyes of the two waiters leaning gracefully against the wall of the Nag's H ad banqueting chamber. It was to these two I mainly directed my remarks. Clutching convulsively at the first thing on the table (and that happened to be a pair of nutcrackers) with one hand, and the toast list in the other, l began: "Ladies and gentlemen," I said, nodding alternately to the waiters, but a roar of laughter brought me to my senses, and I heard one or two say CA pit&L capital." "Mr. Chairman," I began, prolonging the opening as long as I could, I have been—at least the ladiee have been-that is to say, I rise to propose--at least to second —no, no-to respond to the toast of The Ladies. Here there was another outburst of applause, and the malevolent swell shouted "Keep it up, Fief man." "Yes," I resumed, "the ladiee—the ladies are— they are—at least they double our soirows and share eur boys, and-OJ "No, no," whispered my neighbour, amid another wild outburst of laughter. YoaVegot mixed; they double our joys and halve our sorrows." Yes, yes, they jubble our beys, and have—and have —what the deuoe have they!" I whispered to my prompter. Nothing! go on with the poetry," he 8id. It 011 woman, &c." "Yes, Mr. Gentlemen and Chairman, I was saying that the poet has truly said: Oh woman Woman what. I asked, tell me in Heaven's name what she i.! A ministering angel tbou he said. 1 •—1 Of oourse, woman is, as the poet sa^s, rentlemen. • a ministerial agent now." By this time my neighbour on the other side waa ia a state of semi-asphyxia. As I leaned down to set a fresh supply of poetry, I heard him eay to hie neighbour, Didn't I tell you so ? The funniest thS* I ever heard, and off he went again, like the rest of the company, into peals of unearthly merriment. II When pain and anguish wring the brow," eatf the prompter, "you missed that." Yes, gentlemen," I cried, flourishing the nut- kers,and glaring wildly at the two waiters, "there is one thing I forpt. I forgot to say when we wring her brow—when we wring her brow with a bumper, we drink her three times three." Of a for-bidding look—An auctioneer. An Agricultural A"ociatiozL-Whmt, barley, sod oats. Why is a loaf of bread like the am?-Bmumo it 18 light when it rises, "Of late years," says Mrs. Partington, "my .Phjt sician has taken to confounding his own physics. It is a word and a blow when the trombone run gets his order from the leader of the orchestra. "It is not good for man to be a loan," replied Mrs. Yeast, when a lady asked her to lean her hus- band as an escort for a tew minutes. Mrs. Malaprop remarked she always got up at the shrill crow of the chandelier "-but It has been afterwards inferred she meant chanticleer. Adoring masher Oh, how I with I were that book you clasp so lovingly She HJW I wish you were, so that I could shut you up My aim is always to tell the truth." "Yes," in» terrupted an acquaintance, "and you are probably the worst shot in the United Kingdom." What do our daughters need ?" asks a writer. Well, we have come to the conclusion that they need about every thine under the PI-Lw-excevt bread.
THE SUMMER BAND-QUESTION
fee on the above question, and to pass such nations thereupon as the Board may think rr. The attendance included :—Dr. W. T. flestone (in the chair), Mr. Jamea Tavlor, nag Ellis, J. Roberts, James Davies, Wm. Trie, John Jones, R. D. Roberts. A. L. 7s, S. Berrin gton, G. F. Gnnner, Edw. W. ^tinae, Joseph Williams, Henry Parry, Wynne Jones. .'he notice of tbe meeting having been 1, ■•e Town Clerk read the minutes of various ;gs of the band committee, the last of -a, held on the 27th of March, contained ne following:— T Clerk read copy of his letter to the following ipplioanta, and also their replies -Mr J. Hazelden, Rhyl; Mr John Davies, Llandudno; Mr J. West- field, Birmingham; Mr C. S. Gilding, Cheltenham. The replies were as follows :— 1."Mr Gilding offered a band on exactly the same terms as last year, with one alteration—namely, a male instead of a female vocalist. He would not requ > '1.v subsidy, as a certain class of persons would make that an excuse for not subscribing to the barid." 2. Mr Hazelden (Rhyl) offered a band of 12, in- cluding a vocalist, in June and September, and 18 in Juiy and August, with two vocolists. He would require a subsidy of S50, and a person engaged at the expense of the Commissionerd to attend to the band-stand, and also the free use of the town hall for t d band concerts. S. Mr John Davies, (Llandudno), offered a band of 13. including a vocalist and himself as conductor, in June and September, and 19, including two vocalists and himself as conductor, in July and August (a season of 17 weeks). He would require a subsidy of L120. In a second tender Mr Davies offered a band of 12. including a vocalist and him- seU,pAcnuductor, in June and September, commence- ing in June on the 8th and ending in September on the 25th and in July and August a band of 17, in cluding a vocalist and himself as conductor (a sea- son (\f 16 weeks) subsidy, £ 60. Mr Davies was in attendance (by his own desire) to answer any question put to him by the committee. No reply had been received from Mr Weet- field. Tje Committee resolved—that it be a recom mendation to the Board to accept the seoond tender of Mr John Davies, Llandudno, and at the subsidy be payable as follows: £ 10 a eek for the first two weeks £ 5 a week for •>* next two weeks the balance of 930 to be paid at the end of the season. That the Com- mittee be empowered to complete the agree- ment without delay. The Committee had also under considera. he band-stand, and they recommended d sum of 215 be allowed towards provid- g a better band-stand. The Committee elieved that with such a vote, in addition to fund in band by Capt. Wynne Jones, and "ttle effort by private subscriptions or re- pts from a concert, a suitable band-stand juld be provided. The minutes having been read, Mr John Frimston moved that the standing orders be suspended, and that the meeting be formed into a committee. Mr Wynne seconded the motion. The Chairman remarked that the committee bad already met about nine times to consider this question, and if the matter was again re- lerred back they might have to meet another nine times. The question was now comprised within a very small compass, and he thought; they could very well deoide upon it that day. Mr Frimston said the question was drawing) the attention of the ratepayers very much, and, inasmuch as most of those present wero not members of the committee, he thought tie Board ought to have a fair chance of discus- iiig the proposals. On the motion being put to the meeting, 9 VQted for, and 4 against. The majority not eing two-thirds of the number present, the chairman ruled that the motion had been lost. The names were then called for, with L. result that 11 voted for the motion, and 5 ainst. In accordance with the same rule, motion was aeain declared not carried. kir ThomaB Ellis (chairman of the com- 'ge) then moved the confirmation of the nmendations, and reviewed the work done ae committee from the commencement. as aorry the amalgamation schema had i, as he believed it would hwe been the for the town and for the two companies rned. Under these ci rCllmstances, the iittee fell back upon a portion of the amendations of the Board authorising the, c to write to three or four band maftei-s in r to ascertain what subsidy they would -ire. Mr Rowlands had written to four, I three had replied; and the committee .re almost unanimous in recommending the adoption of the tender sent in by one of those; they consid red it advisable not to bring but one tender under the consideration of the Board. As to Mr Frimston'a remarks, Mr Ellis said that several members of the Board, who are not members of the committee, had attended the committee meeting, and the committee were glad of their assistance, and would be at all times. Mr John Jones seconded the motion. Mr Wynne asked if the motion embraced the recommendation 88 to the band-stand P Mr Ellis said he bad forgotten to refer to that part of the question. After discussing the number of the band, the committee thought that the present band-stand would not suit, that it would not take in the proposed increased number. They therefore proposed to get a new stand—which could be got for about £70. but the question of getting a new one was deferred for future consideration, and .!ley recommended the improving of the old one. He (Mr Ellis) suggested that the band- stand should be fixed on a roller, so that henever it wab moved about it would "roll" the promenade and not drag it. He moved the confirmation of the minutes in order to bring the question before the Board Person., ally he was against giving any subsidy, and one of the applicants had said that he weuld -efer coming without any subsidy than with True it was only a small sum, but it was talked about a great deal in the town. He rould not vote for giving a subsidy. It was arracged to discuss the band-stand question separately from the other. Mr James Davies asked whether the re- commendation that theband should commence playing on the 8th of June came from the committee or from the applicant ? The Town Clerk: It is a part of the tender. Mr Davies I shall certainly vote against it. Mr Taylor said it had always been a rule with him not to oppose the recommendations of committees, which had been carefully con- sidered. But in the present state of trade, &c., he would propose an amendment-that under present circumstances it was not advis- able to givfl any subsidy out of the rates. There was a fearfully strong feeling against it in the town. Mr Parry seconded the amendment, and remarked that he was the only member of the coramitiee who voted against giving any subsidy. Mr Taylor, after further consideration finding that his amendment simply amount- ed to a negative of the recommendations of the committee, withrew it Mr W. Williams wished to have the issue more clear before the meeting. The feeling seemed to be strong against. the subsidy. What other alternative had they ? The problem was a curious one, and although the committee bad met nine times they had not convinced oven their own chairman, for he had spoken against the subsidy. It was 9. pity that he was asked to move the confirmation of recommendations he did not agree with He (Mr ivilliams) was as much against the sub- sidy as Mr Ellis, for many reasons. It would be better, even for the band-master, without any subsidy at all. Mr Gilding declined it with thanks. Therefore, it would be madness to give away 260, when there were other matters which must be looked to It seemed that they must do something to the bind stand, for which they required zCI5 then "oey should have very shortly to spend hun- dred of pounds upon the Promenade. The subsidy proposed was indeed but a small mat- ter, but all the small expenditures put to- gether amounted to a large sum. Mr Williams then referred to the tender of Mr Hazelden. who required a bubsidy of 950. Had he had the same opportunity as the gentleman from Llaniudno, to appear before the committee P From what he had been told Mr Hazelden was a very superior man in bis profession and if they hr»d a man in Rhyl—a ratepayer and a towiJsman-they should give him a chance. He would move, as an amendment, that the committee be authorised to ascertain without delay from Mr ffaz Idea, or any ,)ther applicant of satisfactory character, whether he would supply a band without any subsidy. Mr Berrington said the real question was- whether they were going to have a small band without a subsidy, or a larger band with a subsidy. Mr Wynne seconded Mr Williams' amend- ment. An effort ought to be made to get the best band without a subsidy. Had Mr Davies been consulted as to serving the town without any subsidy ? The Town Clerk said MrDavies had refused, saying he bad tried it for two years at Llan- dudno, and found it a failure. Mr Wynne remarked that the arrangement proposed by the amendment could be carried out either by advertising in the next issue of the Era," or by approaching the present applicants, so that the matter would be ready for discussion at the next general meeting. Mr A. Humphreys said ho wculd now vote against the subsidy of 960, although at the previous meeting he had voted in favour of 975. But the circumstances had changed. On the first occasion he believed that they would have their money's worth, and therefore be voted for it. But now, be thought be could with th-3 strictest consistency vote against the subsidy, because the small increase proposed in the number of the band did not justify it. The Town Clerk here said that Mr Davies was within call, if the Board wished to have him before them. Mr Keatinge said they ought to guard against making themselves unequal to com- pete with other towns. They were afiaid in this matter to speud a few pounds—a -lId. or so in the pound, while they winked at other extravagances which swallowed 3J. or 4d. in the pound. They ought not to be foolishly economical. Mr Gunner thought that Mr Hazelden ought to have an eqaal chance with Mr Davies. Mr R. D. Roberts proposed as an amend- ment, that Mr Gilding's offer be accepted, on the same terms as before. Capt. Wynne Jones seconded. It was un satisfactory, he thought, not to know what the band really got under the collecting syb- tom-they might be getting too much or too little. He suggested that the Commissioners should engage a man to collect the subscrip tion?, and allow him so much per cent. upon the amount collected. He hoped that the suggestion would receive the favourable con. sideration of the committee. After a few words from the chairman, summing up the case, Mr R. D. Roberts' amendment was put to the meeting, when 5 voted for, and 6 against. It was therefore lost. Mr Williams' amendment was then put, and carried, and afterwards confirmed as the substantive motion. The consideration of the band stand quest- ion was clefe! red. It was arranged to add the special com- mittee to the band committee to consider the question.