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.
RUTHIN. POSTAL.—Mr. Robert Hughes, of Clawddnewydd, has been appointed a postmaster in consequence of the improved postal services in that district. BOARD or GUARDIANS.—The Rev. the Warden of Ruthin presided at the usual meeting of the Board of Guardians on Monday. There was only a small attendance of members, and the business was a routine description. POLICE CASES.—-On Wednesday, before the Mayor, Mary Winston, a tramp, charged by Sergeant Jones with improper conduct, was sent to gaol for a month. Elizabeth Jones, charged by the same officer with sleeping out, was sent to gaol for 14 days. On Monday, Sergeant Jones summoned Peter Jones, Llanrhydd-street, slater, for drunken and disorderly conduct. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. Row WITH WORKMEN.—Various unpleasant iu- cidents turn up in connection with the construction of the narrow guage railway. It seems that a sub- contractor, named Evans, of Wrexham, had a dis- pute about money matters. Several of the men attacked him on Tuesday, in Well-street, hustled him about, and ill used him a good deal. He got away into a public-house, and by-and-bye the dis- tribution of some money to the fellows seemed to have satisfied them. These railway men seem to have a curious fashion of enforcing their demands. ACCIDENT TO A WORKMAN.—On Monday, a work- man employed at the new buildings being erected in Ciwvd-street, was seated on a arch dressing bricks. This arch had been newly constructed, and the centre struck out apparently too soon. Anyhow, whilst the man was busily engaged the structure gave way, and he fell a great distance into a room below, the debris falling upon him. In the fall a new partition was knocked down and another workman upset. The man that fell from the arch was very badly cut about the head and face and otherwise injured. CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.—On Monday last whilst J. Philip Williams was employed, with others, upon the new buildings being erected by Major West upon the site of the old Market Hall, a small arch- way fell in and seriously injured him. Mr. Rick- man, the agent, was soon in attendance, and set things right—except the poor man's head. The same day the little girl of Mrs. Fryer, of the Cross Keys Hotel, fell from the County Hall yard into the Dog Lane, and seriously fractured her left shoulder and arm. One of the Rev Owen Evans' children also met with an accident the same day. BI-MONTHLY COUNTY COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr. Horatio Lloyd. JUDGMENT SUMMONSES. .Amongst the several judgment summonses was one applied for against Llewelyn Cole, warder at the gaol, and his Honour having heard the circumstances, said he must pay in three months, or he would have to stop in his own gaol for 14 days. Alfred Maddox was sent to gaol for 14 days; order suspended for three months. The same plaintiff (Mr. William Simon, draper) sought a judgment summons against Elizabeth Edwards, a ser- vant living at Mold, who had been ordered to pay £1 a month to meet a debt of £.5, The girl's mother ap- peared, and said her wages were only £ 7 a year, and she could not pay the amount named. His Honour varied the order, and made it 5s. weekly, which the woman said the girl could pay. Several other cases were heard. A DISPUTE ABOUT SHEEP. Thomas Williams, Pentrefelin, Denbigh, sued William Williams, for cash on a sheep sale. Mr. Roberts was for plaintiff, and Mr. Louis for defen- dant. It seemed that plaintiff had been in the habit of buying sheep with defendant's father, and they divided the profits. A certain 30 sheep had been bought at Caerwys fair, plaintiff paying for them. The defen- dant's father had since died, and the action to recover the money was brought against defendant, who was his father's executor. The case occupied a long time, and the books put in seemed to be in a muddle." The defence was that all the money had been paid by instalments partly during the father's lifetime, and some since by the mother. The Judge said sufficient doubt was thrown on the case to make him stay his hand. He felt that the claim was not substantiated. He quoted the books to show that they were not in a very reliable state, for he thought that four entries purporting to be made for four years were all made at one time and plaintiff had actually anticipated a year. WHO WAS TO BLAME ? Mr. John Simon, tailor and draper, Ruthin, brought before his Honour, the fact that a summons which lie had taken prior to the last court at Ruthin against lJfr. J. W. Edwards had not been served. He contended that there had been ample opportunity for doing so had the bailiff chosen to do so, as the defendant was to 'be seen about town. The Bailiff explained to his Honour some of the cir- cumstances, and added that lie could not serve it before the last court, and since that time the summons had not been in his hands. The Judge said the summons ought to have been served, no matter who the defendant was it must be served now, and if at the next court Mr. Simon could show that he had suffered any damage by the neglect of service he should make the person responsible whose duty it was to serve the summons, no matter who the defendant was. A REFERENCE CASE. The case of Garner v. Griffiths being called on Mr. Roberts appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Osbert Ed- wards, for defendant, and it was stated that they had agreed to refer the whole case to Messrs. Samuel Owen and Thomas Williams, the costs to abide the result. APPLICATION FOR A NEW TRIAL. ] This was a case in which Mr. Henry Joyce, jeweller, I Denbigh, had brought an action against Mr. R. Griffith Joyce, jeweller, of Ruthin. Mr. Osbert Edwards, for plaintiff, explained that it was an action between two brothers and should have been heard at the last Court, but, unfortunately, plain- tiff made a mistake as to the date of the Court and failed to attend. The case was called in his absence and struck out. He applied for a new trial. Mr. Roberts, for defendant, urged that a new trial should not be granted. Plaintiff had ample opportunity of being there, for three days before the Court day he (Mr. Roberts) wrote to him in reference to the case, and that ought to have reminded him of the date of the Court. He objected to a new trial unless plaintiff paid the whole of the costs up to now. Mr. Osbert Edwards said an affidavit had been made by his client to the fact of his having mistaken the date, and was it reasonable to suppose that a man would enter a case in Court as plaintiff had done and was anxious to have it tried and stay away on purpose. Besides he was surprised at the objection taken by Mr. Roberts, inasmuch as it was a dispute between two brothers, and of a nature that ought not to come before the public but be quietly settled by a referee indeed, they had almost agreed to that course, and thought Mr. M. D. Roberts, of Rhyl, a very suitable referee. The Registrar remarked that the note he had in his book was Verdict for defendant." The Judge said that should not be so entered. That would preclude plaintiff bringing a fresh trial, and lie (the judge) did not intend that. It should be "struck out only, and he ordered it to be altered to that effect. After some further arguments, the Judge said plain- tiff had a perfect right, on payment of costs, to bring a fresh action, and he ordered the case to be re-instated on plaintiff paying the costs out of pocket incurred by the defence through his non-appearance at the last court. The case will, therefore, be entered for trial at the next court. THE CERRIGYDRUIDION RAILWAY SHAREHOLDERS. It appeared that a number of the shareholders of the new line being made from Ruthin to Cerrigydruidion had refused to pay the calls made on them, and had been summoned to this court. Mr. Roberts said he had been retained for several of the defendants, and on the previous day, notice was given by Mr. Adams, solicitor and secretary of the company, that application would be made to adjourn the cases. He had no objection provided his clients were allowed the costs of the day. Mr. Louis, who represented a number of the share- holders, said that Mr. Adams had been suddenly called away to London. The Judge thought that reasonable time had been allowed to avoid any expense to the parties, but if it was found that some unavoidable expense had been in- curred that must be paid. The cases stood over accordingly. The other business was unimportant.
BANGOR ISYCOED. THE SCHOOLS.—The distribution of prize cards and honour certificates in connection with the diocesan examination, by the Rev. E. Owen, M. Diocesan Inspector, took place on Tuesday last, the presentations being made by the Rev. G. H. McGill, M.A., rector, and the Misses McGill. The schools are in a flourishing and prosperous condition, and the results of the examination very satisfactory to the managers. The following are the lis^s of prize cards and honour certificates awarded in each school, together with the inspector's reports :— Girls' and Infants' School.—Inspector's Report: This school ha3 progressed most satisfactorily since the last ex amination." Honour certificate—Emily Newues. Prize cards. 1st el-Liss-Emma Poynton, Maud John-on, and Louisa Thomas. 2nd class-Jessie Done; commended-Sarah A. E. Oliver, Annie Cheetham, and Emily Griffiths. 3rd class— Florence Johnson, Janet Young, Elizabeth Cheetham, and Clara Sergont. 4th class-Louisa Johnson, Jane Minshull, Elizabeth Green, and Edith Bennett; commended-Fanny Edwards and Elizabeth Speed. Boys' School.-Inspector's Report: There is a decided im- provement in this school since the last examination. The upper classes passed a very satisfactory examination in all subjects; the lower classes are still, however, somewhat weak, though improving." HOllour cert'ticate-Dan Hughes. Prize cards 1st class-John Oliver Oliver and James Mul- lock. 2nd class—Edwin Johns, William Gregory, Alfred Bennett, and William Boote. 3rd class—William Young, James Poynton, and John Griffiths. 4th class—Moses Young, William Johns, Henry Done, and George Williams.
BRYMBO AND BROUGHTON. CHRIST CHURCH, BWLCHGWYN.-This church will be consecrated on Wednesday, October 1st. Sermons will be preached by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, the Ven. Archdeacon Smart, and the Rev. E. T. Davies, B.A., of Liverpool. COLLIERS' WAGES.—An important concession has this week been granted by the Brymbo Company to the workmen in the employ of the company. Instead of the usual subsists or "sists" commonly used there will be fortnightly pays," which in these depressed times and low wages will be a consider- able advantage to the emploJ <3 and all connected with the district. It may be well to state that there are signs of an improved state of trade in the district which argurs well for the ensuing winter. SuNDAY SCHOOL UNION.—The quarterly meeting of the Sunday School Union in connection with the Welsh Independents at Bryn Zion and Brynteg. was held in Bethesda Chapel, Brynteg, on Sunday afternoon, when there was a large attendance from both schools. The examiners were Mr. William Jones. Railway Gates, Brymbo, Mr. W. Williams and Mr. John Phennah, Brynteg, who each ex- pressed themselves highly pleased with the results of die examination and the progress the schools are making, a fact gratifying to the respected pastor, Rev. John Roberts, Bryn Zion. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary ser- vices in connection with the Brake Wesleyan Chapel, Moss, were held on Sunday and Monday last, when the following ministers officiated, the Rev. D. P. Edwards, The Lodge (in Welsh), ML-. T. H. Dodleston, and Mr. John Walker, Chester. There were three services on Sunday and two on Monday, which were all well attended and most impressively rendered, the discourses being of an earnest and practical character. The chapel choir, under the leadership of Mr. G. Pugh, sung several pieces in a satisfactory manner. The collections, though not large, were very encouraging and were in aid of the trust fund. LITERARY MEETING.—A literiry meeting of an interesting character, in connection with the Sun- day school at Baptist Chapel, Lodge, was held in the chapel on Monday last, under the presidency of Mr. Henry Brain, when the children sang a number of pieces, under the leadership of Mr. Price Jones, Brymbo, in a very pleasing manner. Several dia- logues and recitations of an instructive character were given by the children in a very agreeable manner, highly complimentary to Mr. John Jones, Gas Works, Broughton, the superintendent of the school. The attendance was not large, but the meeting was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A series of meetings is contemplated during the winter months. THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES.—During the last month, Mr. Ebley's travelling theatre of varieties, in the Moss Brake, has been extensively patronised by the play-goers of the district. On Friday, as a fitting termination of the visit to the district, a performance of East Lynne," took place, and the engagement of Mrs. Marie Hannan, of Wrex- ham, in her impersonation of Lady Isabel Carlyle, and Mr. Robert Anderson, the well-known comia vocalist, and Miss Marie Hannan, Wrexham. The characters throughout were well sustained, and did credit to each for their acting and the way it was put on the stage. The performance concluded with the farce, "Turn him out," which was undoubtedly a success. There was a fair attendance, and the performance was of an exciting and imaginative character, and duly applauded.
CHIRK, MEMORIAL TABLET TO GENERAL BIDDULPH.—A well designed memorial tablet has been placed in the Holy Trinity Church, Windsor, to the memory of the late General Sir Thomas Myddleton Biddulph, K C.B. The tablet, which has been executed in brass, measures 6 feet 10 inches by 6 feet 4 inches. We understand that the work has been designed and executed by Messrs. Matthews and Sons, of 377, Oxford-street, London.
CORWEN. SUDDEN DEATH AT BETTWB GWERFIL Goci-i.- An inquest was held at the Hand Inn, Bettws Gwerfii Goch, on Wednesday last, before William Williams, Esq., deputy coroner for Merionethshire, touching the death of Miriam Thomas, wife of Hy. Thomas, smith, who, as the effects of her husband were being soid by auction on Monday last under an execution from the County Court, fell down dead while she was collecting her clothes in the bedroom. 1 he first witness examined was Margaret Jones, who said she knew the deceased. On Monday last she asked witness if she would go with her upstairs to assist her to get her clothes, to which she con- sented. She then told witness that she had gone quite nervous. They went to the other bedroom and collected the clothes. They went into another bedroom and got her clothes from the box and wrapped them up. Deceased then stated that she had some more on the bed. She proceeded to got something up from the bed when she fell backwards and did not utter a word, but breathed very much. Witness called on for someone to come up and the wife of the schoolmaster came. The deceased then sighed once or twice and died. She never knew I the deceased to have firs, but she was always very dencate. The deceased was at her house for about an hour on Monday afternoon, she told her that she had been informed that her husband was to be taken to goal for carrying away some of his effects. —Elizabeth Williams said she knew the deceased, and last saw her alive between four and five on Monday afternoon last, when she seemed to be in her usual state of health. See was then in her house, which is not five minutes' walk from the house of deceased. She came to her house the second time, and was followed by Mr. John Evans, ironmonger, Cor wen, and Mr. James, solicitor (registrar and high bailiff of the Corwen County Court). The smithy bellows had been at her house keeping, and Mr. John Evans wanted to have possession of it. The bellows had been brought to her house by the husband of the deceased. Mr. John Evans then stated that there was a feather-bed in her house belonging to the deceased, which was untrue. The deceased and witness went out of the house, where- upon Mr. John Evans stated that he would put the deceased safe in gaol the next day, and herself j also on the 10th of next month (Corwen County Court day) for having kept a feather-bed, but which was not in her possession at all. The deceased then appeared very much excited. Mr. John Evans then stated that two policemen would search her house the following day. Mr. J. Evans did not attempt to strike the deceased. There was a sale to be held of the effects on Monday afternoon, and Mr. John Evans was the execution creditor.—Dr. Horatio Edward Walker said he had made a post mortem examination of the body of deceased. The cause of death was paralysis of the heart- in consequence of a shock, coupled with a weak constitution. He wad of opinion that the constitution had been in a state of weakness for some time. He found no marks of violence whatever on the body. Shock to a nervous system would bring on paralysis.—The jury re- turned a verdict of Death from paralysis of the heart," the foreman remarking that the jury found Mr. John Evans to be blamed for causing the shock to the deceased according to evidence.—Mr. James, registrar and high bailiff of the Corwen County Court, attended the irquest, and made a statement as to the levying or the execution on the goods of the deceased's husband by his under bailff, to- gether with the subsequent proceedings.—Several of the jury remarked that no blame could be traced to him or his officers.
HOLT. ON Wednesday last re-opening services were held in the Baptist Chapel, Holt, conducted by Mr. Loci:hart, of Liverpool. With great fervour the preacher dwelt in the afternoon on the subject of Following Christ," and in the evening, to a full congregation, on The unsearchable riches of Christ." The chapel, after a thorough renovation at a cost of about X60, presents a pleasing and comfortable appearance. A large company from Wrexham attended the opening services. On Wednesday next the choir of the chapel will give a service of song in the Baptist Chapel, Chester- street, Wrexham, in aid of the restoration funds.
HOLYWELL. SCHOOL BOARD.—A special financial meeting of this Board was held on Wednesday, Mr. Richard Gratton presiding. The clerk submitted an esti- mate of the probable expenditure and income of the Board for the ensuing year, amounting to X926 odd. It was resolved to issue a precept upon the overseers for £ 950. A letter was read from the overseers, stating that they had failed to see the advantage to the ratepayers by the overseers raising the money to meet the school fund in lieu of the rating authority. The Board persisted in their intention, and a precept for 08950 was signed and ordered to be served upon the overseers forth- with. Mr. Thomas Hughes drew attention to the great loss to the ratepayers through the negligence of the teachers of the Halkyn-street and Spring- gardens Schools' in collecting the school fees, and he gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the salaries of the teachers be made dependent upon the school fees collected, and not by a fixed stipend.
LLANDULAS. THE VIADUCT.-On Monday, Major Marindan, Uovernment inspector, visited the new steel-girder railway viaduct over the Dulas, near Llandulas station. He approved of the work and of the general arrangements. Passenger and goods trains have been crossing this bridge, on the up line, since Wednesday, but it will be necessary to take up the deviation line (which was in use to cross the low- level temporary bridge) before the down line across the viaduct will be available for traffic. It is expected that both lines will be in use by Saturday, when the traffic on the Chester and Holyhead Rail- way will be on the same footing as it was before the destructive flood of the 17th ultimo.
LLANGWYFAN. BAND OF HOPE AND SWNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.— On Thursday last the members of the above Sunday School and Band of Hope enjoyed their annual treat in the form of a gipsy party, kindly given by Mrs. R. Rees, of the Rectory. At two o'clock the procession started from the rectory grounds, headed by a banner, and wended its way via Glyn Arthur to the foot of Moel Arthur, and at a place called King Arthur's Abode, fires were kindled and kettles boiled, and the good things provided for tha occasion laid out in true gipsy fashion, and were thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Several amusing games were most heartily enjoyed by the childitn. Amongst those present were the Rev. D. Williams, Mrs. Williams, and Miss Jones, of Llandyrnog Rectory; Miss Sherlock and the Misses Fosberry, Pentre Mawr; Miss Roberts, Rhos; Miss Williams, Glyn Arthur; Rev. M. Rees, Mrs. R. Rees, and Miss Rees, Llangwyfan Rectory. At the close of a 1 17, very pleasant entertainment, the Rev. D. Williams, in returning thanks on behalf of the children to Mrs. Rees for her liberal treat, spoke in his usual able manner on the importance of forming habits of true temperance in childhood, and urged the members of the Band of Hope to adhere to their noble principles. The children cheered the ladies I who had helped much to render their treat a I thoroughly enjoyable one.
MOLD. ANNIVERSARY.—Throughout Sunday and Monday last the Welsh Wesleyans held their yearly preach- ing services in Pendref Chapel, when large congre- gations assembled, more especially at the evening services, when the chapel was filled to overflowing. The preachers were the Revs. Thomas Morris (Bangor), J. Hughes (Coedpoeth), and T. Cadvan Jones (Ruthin), whose discourses were much appreciated. The collections realised = £ 20. THE IRON FOUNDRY.—We are extremely glad to note that signs of life are again to be seen at the iron foundry. It was closed some months ago by the company being wound up, and has now passed into the hands of Messrs. Bicknell and Taylor, of the Sandycroft Foundry, whose experience in the trade will be a guarantee of success. Mr. C. Candlin will be manager under the new firm, and we trust a successful future awaits this local industry. ENGLISH WESLEYANS. On Sunday last the English Wesleyans commemorated the anniversary of the opening of their church in Wrexham-street. Excellent sermons were preached morning and evening to good congregations by the Rev. George H. Barker, late of Wrexham, but recently appointed to the Mold and Buckley Circuit. In the afternoon a special service was held, at which the Rev. W. Rapson, Mr. J. Forrest, and others took part. Appropriate hymns were sung throughout the day by the school children, and liberal collections were made in aid of the funds of the church. PLEASANT EVENINGS. — Last winter a most successful series of entertainments were given b the Westminster-road schoolroom under the above title. They are to be re-commenced on Monday next, and continued throughout the winter. The programme for Monday includes songs by Mis- Helena Edwards, of the University College of Wales, and an address on Popping the Question," by the lkv. J. S. Williams, of Welshpool. Members of rll ^denominations in the town can render helpful service for these series, which we hope will be eminently stressful. HEAVY SENTENCE ON A MOLD POACHER—At Mold, on Wednesday, Edwd. Rogers, alais Bluey," a well-known poacher, was charged with having asaulied Police-consrable William Williams whilst in the execution of his duty, on the 4th of October last. The complainant found the prisoner in a field poaching in company with two other men. He endeavoured to arrest the prisoner, who had a stick, with which he struck the offices on the head. The officer found a bag, in which were twelve rabbits, the result of their poaching. The prisoner was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. THE GAOL.—The following protest against sale of this prison is made by Mr. P. P. Pennant, deputy chairman of the Flintshire Quarter Sessions, in a letter to the Times. Mr. Pennant says I am quite aware that the maintenance of 90 prisoners in a g';], of 90 cells, like that of Mold, entails an increased cost of at least £10 ner hsad over the maintenance of the same number of prisoners in a gaol four times its size, on account'of the larger proportionate cost, of staff and establishment and expenses in a small prison; consequently that there may be real economy in disusing the host of small gaols, although this involves now building in connection with a larger goaol. This, however, is not the case at Mold. The gaol contains 90 ceils, built on the latest pattern, and only opened in 1870. The offices are adequate for a larger number of cells; and as the building stands on five acres there is ample room within the present boundary wall for a really large gaol. As additional cell accommoda- tion is required on this side of the county, it seems a pity to sell this building and site for an old song and build elsewhere, where building materials of all kinds could not be cheaper or more conveniently to hand, and where they probably would be far more expensive. The ccnvt:nienc" of the situation for prisoners has been proved by the fact that previous to its being closed all the "spare cells were occupied by military prisoners."
OSWESTRY. THE MAEKEIS.—The Town Council have decided to extend the Cross Market in the way recom mended by the committee. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—A great musical festival was held at Oswestry on Tuesday, having been organised at the suggestion and with the assistance of Mr. Henry Leslie. The choir consisted of nearly 200 picked voices from the town and neighbourhood. The band was a professional one, assisted by mem- bers of the Herefordshire Philharmonic Society and the London Guild of Amateur Musicians. The soloists were Miss Robertson, Miss de Fonbianque, Miss Fanny Robertson, Mr. Joseph Maas, and Mr. Thurley Scale; and pianoforte, Lady Cornewall; the organist and choirmaster being Mr. George Gaffe. Handel's '• Messiah" was given in the morning and a miscellaneous concert in the even- ing, both being conducted by Mr. H. Leslie. Speak- iag of the morning performance the Times says:— The performance of the Messiah" at this morning's concert was accompanied by every mark of success. The hall was crowded to its last seat. by an audience composed of the most distinguished members of town and county society, and presented a spectacle with very little suggestive of its or- dinary destination. But the popular element also was by no means absent, and here again the happy meeting of very different social components on the common ground of art was conspicuous. It is, as I pointed out before, in this feature, perhaps, more than in its artistic significance that the importance of the present meeting must be discovered. The personal interest shown by the whole population in the musical proceedings decidedly partakes of the Celtic character, and in this respect, at least, the present celebration strikinarly resembles an Eis- teddfod, although poetic effusions and prize-sing ings have been abandoned. And the same enthus- iasm was shofvn in the manner in which the chorus attacked its difficult task at this morning's concert. The performance, indeed, was in every way credit- able to all concerned. The orchestra, although less numerous than those generally assembled In our modern concert-halls, was perhaps, on that account all the more in keeping with Handel's original conception; and the accompaniments left upon the whole little to be àesired, especially if the presence of the amateur element is taken into consideration. The chief share of praise is justly due to the chorus, Its components are well balanced, and especially the soprani and oontraiti include voices of remark- ¡ able freshness and power. The precision, moreover, with which the contrapuntal intricacies of Handel's music were attacked sufficiently proved the careful training of the singers by Mr. George Gaffe, the local organist, and, finally, by Mr. Henry Leslie, I who conducted the entire performance with energy and refinement. Although the sacredness of the subject precluded the ordinary signs of applause, the deep impression made on.the hearers was mani- fest beyond a doubt. Handel's great work being unknown to a considerable portion of the audience, it was no matter for surprise that its strains' aided by the religious associations of the subject, should have produced an effect unavoidably weakened by the continual repetition of the work. That this effect will be lasting and of highly beneficial in- fluence in the development of musical taste in these parts there is no reasonable cause to doubt. Of the evening concert the same paper says It would be unnecessary to mention all the items of the long and varied programme, especially as regards the songs, ballads, and airo assigned to the artists already named, suffice it to say that one and all earned, and in most cases well-deserved, applause. Perhaps the most successful piece of the evening was tne celebrated quarrel scene from Cimarosa's Matrimanio Segreto, which was rendered admirably well by the Misses Robertson and Miss De Fon. blanque. Here the virtuous resolves of the public gave way before the impulse of the moment, and an encore became inevitable. In the course of the evening, the Rev. J. B. Meredith, a member of the choir, delivered a short and eloquent address, acknowledging the eminent services rendered by Mr. Leslie to the cause of music in Shropshire, and stated that the choristers intended to present to their conductor a handsome bâton, which, unfor- tunately, had not arrived from London. Mr. Leslie replied in suitable terms, and stated, among other things, that the gross receipts of the two concerts amounted to upwards of £600, which sum, de- ducting the expenses, would* be applied to the formation of an elementary music school at Oswestry. Thus the evening passed to the general satisfaction, and the same may be said of the festival. As a whole, it is a modest but hopeful be- ginning of what may turn out to he a new rise of musical art in this part of England. It is proposed to repeat the meetings at intervals, a teriennial recurrence being at present intended. It would, indeed, be a pity if so splendid a body of singers as the festival choir should be dispersed without further results.
RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG. TESTIMONIAL TO MR. W. BAKER.—At a meeting held at the National School, on Friday evening last, the Rev. Thomas Jones, Vicar, in the ehair, it was resolved to present Balfer (who has for the past 14 years h-ld the position of schoolmaster at that school, and who is about leaving the neighbourhood),. with a suitable testimonial, in recognition of the valuable services he has at all times rendered to the neighbourhood.
REYL. CONCERT.—On Tuesday last a successful concert was given to a good audience; the chief vocalist being Mr. James Sauvage, the famous Welsh baritone. ARTHUR LLOYD.—This well known public en- tertainer gave his humourous performance on Tuesday night, in the Town Hall, to a good audience. ENGLISH BAPTISTS,—On Friday last the scholars and teachers of the above chapel had their annual outing to Denbigh. They had a good tea in the Castle grounds and well enjoyed themselves. THE SEASON CLOSED.—As an indication of the close of the Rhyl season we may mention that the London and North TiVestexn Company announce that the cheap excursions to Rhyl will close at the end of this month, namely, on Tuesday next. DINNER.—On Monday evening the Rbyl Bicycle Club and Amateur Swimming Club dined together at the Sportsman Hotel. The Rev. Ll. Nicholas, M.A., presided, and after an excellent repast had been partaken of, a long toast list was gone through. COUNTY COURT. His Honour, Horatio Lloyd,Œsq., sat at this court on Friday. There were 199 new plaints entered, the majority of which were decided before Mr. F. J. Sisson and Mr. Oliver George, registrars. There were also eight adjourned cases, two interpleader summonses, one adjourned ditto, eight judgment summonses, aad one adjourned ditto. REGISTRARS' POWER. In an action wherein defendant admitted thed -bt, the Registrar (Mr. Sisson) after enquiring- into c a- sidering his present circumstances, made the order payable by two monthly instalment^. Plaintiff refused to accept it in that manner, and wanted payment forthwith. The Registrar said that if plaintiff disputed the fairness of the adjudication, he should have to to the judge. Upon the application being brought before his Honour, the plaintiff said he apprehended defendant would do away with his effects. His Honour said that an affidavit of that fact ought to have been made. In its absence, the Registrar's order would not be interfered with, as he was the proper person to state in what manner the money was to be paid. NON-PAYMENT OF COURT-FEES In this case Messrs. Sisson and George applied for the sum of £2, the fee in an interpleader case heard at a court in St. Asaph, the defendant being Urias Jones, Vale-road. It was stated that the man is in constant work, but he held the execution creditor responsible for the amount due. His Honour gave judgment against defendant, by instalments of 10s. a month. CHANCING COURTS. In the case of R. H, Roberts (for whom Mr. E. Roberts, of the firm of Lloyd and Roberts, Ruthin, appeared), judgment was given against defen- dants—Markerrel and Co., Liverpool, the amount having been paid into court, in an interpleader case, and an execution having been given in the Court of Passage at .Liverpool. His Honour did not give his opinion whether the money ought to have been paid into this court; but it having been so paid, he directed thai: it should be handed to the claimant. A DISPUTE AS TO PAYMENT OF RENT. The adjourned case of Messrs. Dew c. Reuben Jaekson was sustained by Mr. Webb on behalf of plaintiffs. It was an action to recov.ergl 15s. rent due to a building society. Defendant maintained that he held the property from a man named Ashton, a mortgager, and was holding from him a receipt. The contention on the other hand was, that Ashton having assigned the property to the society he had no farther claim. The Secretary stated that their former agent was Heather, who had absconded, without giving a state- ment of rents due or paid. They were now claiming only for rent due since the agency had been entrusted to Messrs. Dew. His Honour pointed out to defendant that the mortgage deed Ashton had assigned all claims on the building to the society. I Defendant afterwards stated that on the 1st of March he paid a six months' rent in advance, but the receipt produced did not state whether it was for rent due or in advance. A copy of a notice of the conveyance of the property, served as far back as December, on defendant pro- duced, although defendant said that he was not in possession before a month or two previous to the first of March. It seems that defendant had paid a further instalment of rent to the wrong party since the case came on at St. Asaph. Defendant had been asked to clear out, and then no claim for would be made upon him. The offer was repeated in court, but de- fendant could not see what right he had to go out." His Honour characterized his conduct as being a foolish one, and ultimately gave judgment for plaintiffs. AN ABSOLUTE AGREEMENT. The Rhyl Winter Gardens Company claimed the sum of from Charles Keith, circus proprietor, the rent of a field which .was let to the representative of Keith for four days, in August. Mr. J. Keith appeared for his brother, and contended that he found the field in a very bad state, and not fit to put the circus on. His Honour pointed out that the agreement was absolute, without any reservation and defendant admitted that when he took the field it was one mass of mud and water. Upon the agreement his Honour gave judgment for plaintiffs. Plaintiffs did not ask for costs. AMENDING A SUMMONS. Mr. R. H. Jones, acting trustee in bankruptcy of Isaac Roberts, claimed £1 odd from J-jkn Ellis, car pro. prietor; Rhyl, Mr. Davies being for claimant. The claim was for the loan of a mare for twelve weeks. £8 having been received on account. Defendant said the summons he had received was for butcher's meat, maintaining that the case should be dismissed, and claimed his expenses. His Honour amended the summons, but defendant said that he was unprepared to go on with this new claim," At his request the case was accordingly held over. BUYING GROWING CROP, AND THE RISKS, An action to recover -68 was brought forward by Mr. G. T. Smith, receiver of the estate of Robert Conwy, from Mr. John Conwy, jockey, St. Asaph. The claim was for the value of a crop of hay sold to defendant. Mr. Roberts was for claimant, and Mr. Webb for defendant. It appears that a representation was made to de- fendant that another party claiiB-ed the produce, and consequently he abstained from cutting the crop. Mr. Smith said that everything sold at an auction when Conwy bought the hay, was at the nurchasers' risk on the fall of the hammer, and that there could be no claim for rent. The £8 was only about one-fifth the value of the hay. The auctioneer at the sale said that the hay would be at the purchaser s risk, when the question was asked as to a liability for rent. Mr. Webb considered that the hay was not at all the vendor's property, if there was any possibility of a large amount of rent being due. Joseph Roberts, sheriff's officer, swore that the auctioneer had sold at purchasers' risk. This witness would himself run the risk of buying at B8. His rambling statements elicited some laughter, and his Honour thought that he would run any risk. Defendant, upon being sworn, said that the auctioneer h&d stated that no one could prevent the purchaser from taking away the hay. But subsequently the agent told defendant that a warrant for rent had been issued and that the hay could not be carted away. The sale was attended by only three persons. Defendant was quite willing now to take the hay if he only got a note from plaintiff giving him permission to cart it away un- disturbed. His Honour was afraid that the case could not be decided without the presence of the auctioneer, as it in- volved a question whether there was not any risk of not getting the hay at all. The case was accordingly adjourned, and the question of costs reserved. CLAIM FOR EXTRA WOU. W. Large, painter, claimed Gs. for extra Work at the new house of Mrs. Georgina South, in Wellington- road. Mr. Webb was for plaintiff, and defendant did not appear, but was represented by Mr. Roberts. De- fendant had given plaintiff a cheque for the work done, but had afterwards stopped payment. For the defence it was contended that the cheque had been made non-payable owing to a false representation as to the way in which the work had been carried out, and that there was an over charge. The builder of the house, who had been subpoenaed to be present, ab- sented himself, owing, as it was stated, to his having a large claim against defendant. Mr. R. Hughes, surveyor, said that plate glass for the shop windows had been agreed upon, but in sub- stitution a 32 oz. glass had been put in. This witness had subsequently sent to Mrs. South recommending her to allow the claim, charging the builder with the amount. Verdict for plaintiff with costs. A DISPUTE ABOUT RENT. Mr. G. T. Smithy trustee in the bankruptcy afiair of William Davies, claimed four months' rent from Robert Pierce. Defendant's contention was, that he was not to pay any rent until the place was put in repairs, whereas there was neither a window to the house nor a lock on the door. Judgment for defendant, with costs. A CIAIM POR A PONY'S KEEP. David Jones sought to recover IGs. from George. Young, keeper, Penycefn Lodge, value of grass supplied for a pony. Judgment for plaintiff, with court fees only.
RUABON. ACCIDENT HOSPITAL.—The Secretary acknow- ledges with thanks the receipt or J31 83. subscribed by the workmen at Penvboat Brick and Tile Works to this Institution.
ST. ASAPR. HIGHWAT BOAKD.—On Saturday the meeting of the new Highway Board took pia.ee, but the basi- ness was merely of a routine character. SALE BY AUCTION. On Monday, Messrs Davies. and Armor sold by auction tn-3 household *Toods-nnd other effects at RJSO I-Ll1, the residence.) tl1" late Mrs. Jackson, widow of the late Mr. Jackson, diocesan inspector. A SUCCESSFUL PUPIL.—We have much pleasure in stating that Miss Mountfield, of Brynllithrig, St. Asaph (whose success in another department we recorded a fortnight ag-o). has successfully in the Oxford Senior Local Examination iu second class honours in music. The young ladv was ore- pared for her musical examination by Mr. F. C. Watkins, St. Asaph, whose qualifications as a. teacher of music are so well known in the district. MONTHLY PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY. Before Major R. F. Birch, (chairman), a.nd the Rev. R. H. Howard. LICENSES. The license of the Top Shop (Mr. J. Jones) was transferred to his new premises, Plas Dinas," on the opposite side of the street. The license of the Kimnel Arms was transferred from Mr. Kenworthy to Mr. Joseph Lloyd. An out-door license was granted to Mr. John Jones High-street, grocer, the Bench remarking that they ha.d no power to refuse it, or they should certainlv not grant it. J CRUELTY TO A HORSE.—HEAVY FINK. Mr. John loyd; Royal Hotel, Rhyl, appeared to answer an adjourned charge of cruelly illtreatin- a. horse by allowing it to be worked whilst in a poor con- dition and suffering from wounds on the shoulders. > Mr. Lloyd now stated in defence that the horse had only been in his ownership a. few days; that the injury