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DENBIGH. The Denbigh Office of the NORTH WALES GUARDIAN is now at Albert Terrace, Vale-street (nearly opposite the Station-road). All communications addressed either to "The Reporter," or Mr. COTTOM byname will receive immediate attention. The paper is on sale at the shops of Messrs. J. DAVIES and W, A. XOTT, and at the Bookstall at the Station. LOCAL CASES.—Two or three cases of local in- terest will be found reported under St. Asaph police court proceedings. THE MARKET on Wednesday was very small. Few farmers were present, and little corn was on offer. Progress was reported with the harvest. LECTURES.—During the early part of the week Mr. Hagarty delivered three more lectures in the Assembly Rooms, illustrated by lime light views. The audiences were rather small, though the lectures were both entertaining and instructive. THE ENGLISH CHAPEL.—We have had to record several unsatisfactory events which have occurred in connection with the building of the English Presbyterian Chapel in Yale-street, and as most of our readers know a law suit is now pending between Mr. Hughes, the contractor, and Mr. Williams, of Rhyl, the sub-contractor, the award of the arbitrator, Mr. O. Edwards, being daily expected. The work has been standing for some weeks, and the proper legal notice served on the contractor having failed to start the work, the Chapel Com- mittee met on Tuesday night and resolved to take the work over into their own hands. Accordingly on Wednesday, by their own orders, a lock was placed on the gateway, and, we believe, they will take the necessary steps to complete the building, which, under the contract, ought to have been ready by June, last. According to present appear- ances it will be ready about June next. 1 The in- convenience experience by the congregation by these vexatious proceedings is considerable. DRUNK AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—On Wed- nesday, at the Borough Police Court, before the Mayor (Alderman T. Gee), Mr. P. H. Chambres, and Mr. Oliver Burton, who, in the absence of borough justices, sat with the Mayor, Frederick Foulkes, a groom, living at Hawk and Buckle Entry, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly in High-street, on the previous afternoor, and also with assaulting the police. The evidence of P.C. Wynne and Sergeant Lewis showed that defendant was very drunk and swearing in Back-row-street. He then went under the piazza, and his wife tried to get him home. He fell over a box and hamper which was on the street. P.C. Wynne ordered him home, telling Mm that ualess he did so he would have to be locked up. He then went down by "The Cross," and when there let go his wife's arm, went across to P.C. Wynne, who was standing in the centre of High-street, and declared he would not go home for him. He took hold of the officer by the shoulders, and kicked him severely once on the thigh, again higher up the body, find several times on the shins. It was with great diffi- culty that they got him to the lock-up, the officer stating that they had to drag him nearly all the way.—Defendant said he was drunk, but he didn't think he kicked the officer.—Sergeant Lewis, how- ever, proved that he saw defendant kick Wynne several times as he went to the lock-up. It seemed that he had never been up before.—Mr. Chambres said he shculd like very much to see the people punished that gave the man drink. Could not the police find out where the man got the driuk from ? —Sergeant Lewis said he had recently brought a case up, but it was decided against him, as it seemed that unless they saw the publican serve the drink it would not do.—After consultation, the Bench fined defendant 23. 6d. and 7s. 6d. costs for being drunk and disorderly, and 5s. fine and 5s. 6d. costs for the assault on the police, making £1 Os. 6d" the Mayor telling defendant that for the latter offence, which was a very serious one, he was liable to £5, or two months' imprisonment, but they had been lenient because he had not been up before. Considering his age, abilities, and the fact that he was a married man, he ought to find something better to do than indulging in drink.—The money was paid by defendant's mother, who seemed much excited by the case. SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.—A special meeting was held on Saturday, when there were present— the Mayor (Alderman T. Gee), in the chair; Aldermen T. J. Williams, and E. W. Gee, Coun- cillors R. H. Roberts, E. T. Jonqs, J. Symonds Jones, Robert Parry, Robert Davies, John Lloyd, Evan Thomas, and John Armor. A report was read from Mr. Bellis, the engineer, stating that the drainage works were progressing rapidly and satis- factorily. He gave some recommendations as to making the work at the tanks still more effective. On the motion of Mr. John Lloyd, seconded by Mr. E. W. Gee, the report was adopted. A report of the Highway Committee was produced ag to the damage done by the recent floods to the borough roads and bridges at Brookhouse and Pontystrad; and a tender, the only one sent in, was opened from Mr. Stephen Jones, offering to do the work at 4s. per yard, finding all materials excepting lime. It was agreed to let it stand over and, as some portion of the road belonged to the county, it wati agreed that committee No. 1 inspect the whole works, and als) the Pandy Bridge at Henllan, broken by the floods, and which was said to be costing the Council Jsl a week for lighting and watching, so as to prevent accidents, calling forth the remark from Mr. R. H. Roberts that a good new wooden bridge could have been built for the money the Council had paid for watching the place. Mr. Barker wrote asking that thi Council would not enforce the order for the removal of the steps opposite his houses. The bye- laws were to 4e complied with. Mr. S. Edwards, master of the Grammar School, wrote calling attention to bad state of the channel opposite the Grammar School, which flowed over the flags at the school entrance. The Mayor and others thought that a letter should be written saying that it would be attended to when Park-lane drainage was done. Mr. E. T. Jones said that he believed this nuisance had caused a loss of pupils to Mr. Edwards. Persons had come there about pupils, but had been very unfavourably impressed by the appearance of the place. The school was a public institution, and it was by the entrance to the school that the nuisance was. He thought it ought to be attended to without delay. Mr. R. H. Roberts agreed. It would be two years or so before that part of the town was drained, and it would not be right to throw over the work needed that long. It was agreed that the committee visit the place after the meeting. It was agreed that spare soil from the drains be used to fill up the ditch on the way to Whitchurch, and make a footpath, which was very much needed. IMPORTANT SALE OF FARM STOCK.—An im- portant sale of farming stock took place on Thurs- day, the 11th inst., at Penisar'waen, near this town. The auctioneer was Mr. Armor (Messrs. Davies and Armor, Denbigh), and the property sold belonged to Mr. Edward Thomas, who has for some years successfully cultivated the farm in qupstion. The announcement that Mr. Thomas had decided to give up farming, and sell the whole of his valuable stock. together with farming implements, &c., attracted a large number of prominent agriculturists, cattle dealers, &c. The stock comprised 433 sheep, 33 store and fat cattle, eight horses, and a few pigs, Mr. Thomas is well known as a gentleman who has taken especial interest in sheep and cattle of the best quality. Some of the shpep offered were of the best to be found in North Wales. The Shropshire ewes averaged 52s. each, and the cross-breds averaged about 36s. each. Fat cattle averaged about £20 each, and store cattle from JB10 to £15 each. The horses realised from .£20 to £30 each. Captain Evans, of Greenfield, Trefnant, was one of the principal buyers of sheep. He was the pur- chaser of five of the best ewes at .£3 a-head. Another lot fetched ..£2 10s. a-head. One of the animals in the first-mentioned lot took the second prize a' Kilburn, and the first and champion prizes at the Ruthin show. Captain Evans also bought a Welsh shearling tup for .£3143. Among other buyers of sheep were Mr. Merloes, Llansannan Mr. Grat- tan, Rhyl; and Mr. Griffith Jones, Mold. The oats on offer were of very superior quality. The lot com- prised 320 hobbets, and was sold at from 9s. 9d. to 10s. a hobbet. The farming implements sold very well, some of them realising cost prices. The com- pany present was thoroughly representative of the agricultural interests of the county, and included in addition to those named:—Mr. William Edwards, Ruthin; Mr. John Roberts, Geinas; Mr. Jones, Nant Quillvn Mr. Howard, Wigfair; Captain Salusbury, Bryn Bela; Mr. Joseph Lloyd, St. Asaph; Mr. Robinson, the Asylum Denbigh; Mr. Rigby, Tremeirchion; Mr. Newsome, Park-street, Denbigh; Mr. Taylor, Chester; Mr. Foulkes, Llechryd j Mr. J. Powell, Rhyl; Captain Llewelyn, Tremeirchion; Mr. Byford, Ruthin; Mr. Jenkins, Plas-y-Ward; Mr. Jones, Rhyd-y-Cilgwyn; Mr. Davies, Ba.chym- bed Bach; Mr. Lewis, Plas Ueha; Mr. Williams, Pentre Ffynon; Mr. Burton, Gwaenog Mr. Hugh Jones, Ruthin; Mr. Robert Roberts, Mold; Mr. Davies, Lodge; Mr. Thomas Gee, mayor of Denbigh; Mr. Pendlebury, Ruthin; Mr. Henry Parry and Mr. John Evans, Vale-street, Denbigh Messrs. Robert Ellis, John Jones, Edward Roberts, William Parry, and John Barker, Denbigh, &c. Mr. Thomas had provided an excellent luncheon, [and general ■atisfaction was expressed with all the arrange- ments. Mr. Armor fully sustained his well-earned reputation as a first-class auctioneer. He was speaking for over six hours, and conducted the sale with his accustomed fairness and despatch. The sale realized on the whole £ 1,708—a Eum about £100 in excess of the valuation of the vendor. BOROUGH POLICE COURT. FRIDAY.—Before the Mayor (Alderman T. Gee), Mr. R. Lloyd Williams, Mr. Thomas Evans, and Mr. J. W. Lloyd. CURIOUS ASSAULT BY A DEALER. [Margaret Thomas, Prior-street, Ruthin, summoned Robert Simner, fowl dealer, Rhyl, for assaulting her. Complainant said she was selling apples in the market, and she went with another woman into the Talbot yard. Met defendant and asked him to speak with her on some business, and he thereupon gave her a blow and knocked her down. Her knee was much injured and black. She had been in his service assisting him to buy and sell in the markets, but had not set up in business against him, nor had she provoked him. Sarah Austin, who was present, fully corroborated complainant's statement as to the assault. Defendant said he was only coming up the yard, and saw her in drink, and pushed her on one side, not wish- ing to converse with her. Mrs. Austin, re-called, positively declared that com- plainant was quite sober, and she should think that defendant was not very much in drink, if any. Ruth Bassett, Denbigh, said she saw the women in the yard, and defendant passed up, just pushing the women on one side with his arm or body, but she de- clared that the woman did not fall on the ground. The Mayor suggested that this witness was speaking as to only one portion of the affair, and she was ques- tioned on the point, hut said it was on this occasion. The Complainant said the assault was committed as they were going down the yard. Defendant was fined 5s., and the costs for complainant and her witness, in all £1 2s. A RATE CASE. Mrs. Williams, 5. Chapel-street, Denbigh, was sum- moned by Mr. E. Mills, rate-collector, for neglecting to pay a poor-rate, amounting to 13s. 9d, and two district rates, 7s. 4d. and Ss. 3d. respectively. The Mayor said this was a somewhat sad case, de- fendant being a striving woman with several children, who did not trouble the parish. Order made for the payment of the poor-rate at once, the Mayor generously intimating that he would see that the poor-rate was paid for her and the district rate was adjourned for a month, so as to be brought before the Council. A TRADESMAN AND HIS RATES. John Ellis Roberts, seedsman, Vale-street, was sum- moned for non-payment of £2 4s. 8d. poor-rate, and 15s. lid. district rate. He did not appear, but sent a letter, which was read by the magistrates, and which they said was the tale he always told. A distress warrant was issued for the poor-rate, and allowed a month to pay the other. A ROW. David Hughes, Middle-lane, summoned Charles Jones, Red-lane, for an assault. The men quarrelled about some seeds, and as defen- dant swore and called complainant foul names, he replied that the names did not Apply to him any more than King Charles did to defendant. This reference tp defendant's local title so irritated him that he took off his jacket and struck complainant in the mouth and threatened to knock his brains out. Defendant declared that the other sold him bad seeds, and called him foul names, and thereupon he gave him a push. Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. THE DRINK. For being drunk whilst in charge of a horse, and trying to ride over a man at Henllan, Isaac Roberts, an old offender, was fined 15s. and costs, P.C. Evans provinir the case. Henry Lloyd, Llansannan, admitted being drunk and disorderly, and was fined 7s. Gd. and costs. A warrant was issued for the apprehension of William Hooka, who failed to appear on a similar charge. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr. P. H. Chambres, chairman; Mr. Oliver Burton, Mr. Mielir Owen, Major R. F. Birch, Major C. S. Mainwaring. THE DRINK. Robert Rathbone, a stranger to the neighbourhood, was charged by P.C. Powell with being drunk at Trefnant. Offence admitted. Fined Is. and costs. JURY LISTS. The lists of persons liable to serve on juries were pre- sented by the Overseers of the various parishes in the Petty Sessional division, and were signed by the Magis- trates and passed. NEGLECTING CHILDREXS' EDUCATION. Joseph Emns, Llannefydd, summoned for neglecting the education of his child. Wife appeared and produced certificate from Dr. Hughes that the child was unwell. No order made at present. Morris Roberts, Llannefydd, Case adjourned, William Jones, Llansannan, pleaded that his circum- stances prevented his doing so. The attendance had been very bad. Order made. David Davies, Llansannan, argued that he lived two and a half miles from the school. Order made. Roued Jones and John WUliani$, Llansannan, did not appear to answer the summonses. Orders made upon I them. Moses Williams, Llansannan, was summoned for dis- obeying an order made so far back as 1878, and had also been fined three months ago 5s. for the same offence, but the man had not paid the fine. He was now fined 5s. including costs, and a warrant of distress issued against him for the previous fine. John Hughes, Llannefydd, who had disobeyed an order made upon him in June last, was now summoned, but as there was a doubt about the distance and the power of the committee to deal with it. the case was adjourned. CATTLE STRAYING SMALL FINE. David Reece, Henllan, was summoned for allowing ten cows to stray on the highway towards Tremeirchion. Defendant said they had broken down the fence and got out. P.C. Powell said he had complained of the cows and pigs belonging to defendant straying previously. As there were some mitigating circum- stances in the case defendant was fined one penny per head, and costs 9s. CAUTION TO WORKMEN. William Jones, Gyffylliog, a youth 16 years old, was summoned by D. Parry, farmer, Penycae, for leaving his service without giving notice, whereby he had sustained damage amounting to £1 Is. 8d. He stayed from chapel on the Sunday night, packed up his clothes and bolted early the next morning. Defendant said he ran away because he was cursed at, and a pikel thrown at him. There were three months' wages due to the lad, and an order was made that the boy pay £11s. 8d. out of the wages due to him, and the costs.










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