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WHITCHURCH. ORDINATION OF THE REV. ALFRED VERRAN.—In crrn. "tion with the ordination of the Rev. Alfred :i. L, late of Western College, but now pastor of the Congregational Church, in Dodington, sermons were preached on Sunday, Sept 21, by the Röv. Prr.ff .cr Chapman, M.A., Western College. In the t-Tf-ning the rev. gentleman delivered a charge to the congregation, founding an able discourse on I. nit y., v., 12, 13, and Hebrews xiii. 7. The con- grpc:1Hons were large at each of the services. The ordin tion took place on Monday afternoon. The were asked by the Rev. H. Sturt, of Dewsbury, and were answered by the Rev. A. Verran with much clearness and intelligence. The ordin- ation prayer was impressively offered by the Rev. J. of Shrewsbury, at the close of which Piofcjs r Chapman delivered the charge to the pastor, taking as the basis of his remarks II. Timo by, ii.. 15 Study to show thyself approved un 0 God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." After the singing of a hymn, the meeting was brought to a close with the Besediction. In the evening a public meeting was held, when there was a large atteEdance. The chair was occupied by Mr. Thomas Barnes, of the Quinta. ¡
THE SEWERAGE OF STANSTY.
THE SEWERAGE OF STANSTY. LOCAL VESTRY MEETING. THE GUARDIAN LECTURING HIS CONSTITUENTS. A vestry meeting of the ratepayers of Stansty was held at the Walnut Tree Hotel, on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of taking into consideration the question of sewering the township. Mr. W. Thomas (Guardian for the district) was elected to the chair, and there were also present, amongst others, Messrs. George Heyward and John Dutton (overseers), Richard Jones, W. Bott, J. Wallis, David Jones, Lash, Cotton, Ellis, Cummins Price (assistant overseer), &c. After the reading of the notice, the Chairman called on one of the overseers to state the why and wherefore of the meeting being called. Mr. HEYWARD stated that he had been spoken to by several ratepayers and property owners in regard to the recent meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority and their decision in regard to the sewerage of Stansty. He understood that they were very much against being drained into the town, and the ratepayers, he believed, on two previous occasions, had passed resolutions against it, because, in the first place, the borough had more sewage than they could consume themselves, and in the second place they would not take the storm water, and at the last two vestrieS they were of opinion that the storm water ought to go with the sewage. Another thing was that the conditions which were offered were too stringent for them. They proposed at first that they were to drain the whole of Chester-road and make the sewer down to Lampit-street, and in addition pay one-tenth of all expenses which the town may be put to in the future in the way of litigation in regard to the pollution of the brook, &c. They thought those conditions too stringent, but he supposed the Sanitary Authority were their masters, and at the last meeting they decided to ask the Urban Authority to I allow them to drain into the town after they had paid jE150 for a survey. If Stansty could drain through Brynestyn or Erlas they would be entirely free of the ( borough. That meeting had been called to consider the question, and to see if they could not stand on their own bottoms and drain where they liked. Mr. Thomas seemed to agree with the other party. Why he did so, he could not say. He was one of their largest rate- payers certainly. Perhaps he would explain why he did not fall in with their views. The CHAIRMAN said it would be well for any gentle- man who had anything to say to state his views first, so that they may come to an amicable understanding. He was quite prepared to give his views and the reason why he held them, which he believed must be satisfactory to both property owners and ratepayers. Mr. DAVID JONES Which is the cheapest? Mr. HEYWARD said he believed there was a great mistake in regard to the figures. Some said that if they drained into the town they would save at least £ 1,000, but it was argued at the two recent meetings, and the conclusion come to, that both schemes would cost about the same, and in the one they would save the risk of litigation and other expenses, which would be put upon them. The question of expenses had been greatly mis- taken. The CHAIRMAN I happen to possess the figures. If any gentleman will state freely what he has to say I will then give you the figures. Mr. DAVID JONES I should say the best way to drain Stansty would be the cheapest. If there is any risk perhaps the gentlemen present will state what it is. I go in for the interest of the ratepayers. The CHAIRMAN asked Mr. Richard Jones to speak to the question, as he had considered the subject very much. Mr. RICHARD JONES said his idea about the matter was this. They had evidence that the brook was now polluted by the Hafodywern sewers. There was no question about that. Tlien again they did not want any sewers whatever. That was his opinion. He did not believe in sewers unless they took the surface water. Stansty was a wet, clayey kind of ground, and the road surveyor would only be too glad to see the sewers made to receive the surface water. He thought that damp ground was very disagreeable. It had been proposed at the Council to take over the sewers if they would drain Chester-road, and after that they would have full control. If anything happened to the sewers or at Hafodywern they (Stansty) were to pay one-tenth of the expenses. At a, former meeting it was clearly stated to them by the engineer that the expenses of the two schemes would be just about the same. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr. Hugh Davies) also said the same. Well, then, why on earth did they want to put the township of Stansty into difficult}''? What else was it ? He said it was a great mistake, and he was very sorry that men in the Council should try and induce the Council to allow such a thing, when they knew that the borough was already in difficulty, and there was no doubt of it. Was not the Sanitary Inspector sent to Birmingham to have the water analysed ? and was not the report that the water below Hafodywern was pol- luted with sewage ? They should act according to practical common sense. That was what they wanted. It was all very well for engineers to talk and say this and that. They worked for themselves, and it was for them to see to their own interests. He did. not wish to say anything which was disrespectful to anyone. Mr. WALLIs referred to a report in the Sotnitary Register which had been made by Mr. Hugh Davies in regard to the pollution of the brook. The CHAIRMAN'said they had met to consider the question of the sewerage of Stansty, and gentlemen should confine themselves to the point. If they wanted to have a general conversation they might have it afterwards. Mr. WALLIS said he would call the two schemes the Rhosnessney scheme and the borough scheme. He pre- sumed that they would have no difficulty in finding an outlet for the Rhosnessney scheme, and presuming such was the case the question would be what would be the cost of that scheme, and what would be the cost of the other ? Then the next point would lAe that of the pollution of the brook, &c. It appeared to him that if they joined the Urban Authority they would be called upon to sewer a considerable length of borough property, and he thought it would be hard upon them to have to sewer the borough property. If they eewered that way they should only be called upon to sewer so far as the rural boundary extended. He had measured the distance from the cross roads to Rhosnessney, and he found that from the Cross Roads down to the Orphan Home it was 240 yards. From there to Grosvenor-road 100 yards 'more. At the end of Grosvenor-road there was a sewer, and why could they not connect there ? He was unacquainted with, the levels, it was true. Again if they went 320 yards down there was another sewer. The total distance would be 1,010 yards from the Cross Roads to Chester- road, or to the first manhole there. If they calculated the expense of draining that 1,010 yards in that direc- tion, they would find that it would take them a long way towards Rhosnessney. It had been mentioned to him by several parties, that an endeavour should be made to get an extension of the borough, and then let the borough sewer Stansty. VOICES They won't take us in first. Mr. DAVID JONES I think it is better to cut the sewer and stay out. (Laughter). The CHAIRMAN No doubt the borough will take you in, if you offer yourselves. Mr. DAVID JONES Well, when it becomes compul- sory, we will consent. Mr. WALLIS (continuing) said one great thing was that the borough would construct their sewer, and also take over their school, and, perhaps, give them gas. Further, they might give them a new street from there to Wrexham, but he had some doubt about that con- sidering how slow they were. If they looked at their streets, they were a disgrace to any town. The town had been incorporated some twenty years, and yet they saw now that the principal thoroughfare in Wrexham was in a most disgraceful state. If they would not do anything for themselves, they would not do it for them, when they extended the borough. He should like to know the probable cost of the two schemes. Mr. WILSON said the old sewer from Lambpit-street would have to be re-laid. It was now laid so that they could not extend it. Mr. WALLIS And that would give 120 yards more. The CHAIRMAN said he understood that they had had two vestry meetings, but he supposed they had been held at times when he happened to be away, conse- quently he had not had the advantage of attending them. When this question came before the Sanitary Authority, he, as the representative of Stansty at the Authority, considered it his duty to himself and to the other ratepayers to make all possible enquiry as to the levels and the cost, &c., and as to the difficulties which might arise hereafter. He considered all those points to be of the utmost importance to him as their repre- sentative, so that he might know how to act. His desire was, under all circumstances, to act to the best of his judgment and ability, and to protect the ratepayers from unnecessary expense consistent with the proper sewerage of Stansty. Having satisfied himself on those points, he felt that their interests lay in the direction of the scheme for uniting them with the Wrexham sewers and cairying their sewage to Hafod-y-Wern. He par- ticularly asked questions as to the cost of the two schemes, and this was the result :-The estimate for the Rhosnessney scheme, passing Erlas farm, was £ 4,446, or lid. in the pound according to the present rateable value of Stansty, if the sum was re- payable in 30 years. The estimate for Chester-road, including the bad part to Lambpit-street, was £2,823 or 7d. in the pound. So there was a clear gain of 4d. in the pound for 30 years by going down Chester- road. This was one argument to his mind. Then there was the question of levels, and he was very particular in asking about this. The result was that the advan- tage was decidedly in favour of Chester-road, for the reason that the gradients were better. From Stansty to Rhosnessney the gradients would be one in 528 down Chester-road, one in 350. Now in regard to the difficulties hereafter, spoken of by Mr. Hayward and Mr. Richard Jones, the Sanitary Authority he was informed (he was not on the Board when the ques- tion first came up) absolutely refused to consent to any arrangement such as had been mentioned by Mr. Heyward. The Urban Authority would pass the sewage only on condition of absolute control or un- deniable right. Well, it had been brought before the Sanitary Authority, and he had hoped that Mr. Jones, in the course of his remarks, would have said something about the question of storm water. No doubt there was a, great deal of storm water in the town which imist pollute the sewage which Colonel Jones was prepared to receive, and which he wanted pure. The Council, however, had a scheme before them to divert the storm water. No gentleman would say that the storm water polluted the brook; it would, he thought, rather im- prove it. The estimate for this diversion was £ 200, and the Council would divert this water to enable them to receive the sewage of Stansty if they would con- struct the drain down Chester-road. If the scheme was passed at the Council the same quantity of sewage would go to Col. Jones, but much less storm water. He asked the question about the separate system, and he had been informed that at their meeting they decided to support no system except the original scheme which was on the separate system. (No, no). They would excuse him. The engineer had distinctly stated that the original scheme was on the separate system, and at the meeting of ratepayers a resolution was passed accepting of that scheme and no other. Mr. RICHARD JONES said he made that proposition, and it was to the effect that they would not accept any plans nor any sewers whatever unless they took the surface water. Mr. HEYWARD We have been misrepresented from the beginning. The minutes were then called for, and Mr. PRICE, in referring to them, said one resolution cut the throat of the other. He then read the resolution, which stated, That we do not accept any system of sewerage unless the storm water system be adopted." The second resolution was, That the proposed sewerage of Stansty should go through Rhosnessney." The CHAIRMAN The scheme which was then before your meeting was the separate system. Mr. HEY WOOD No, not the separate system. The CHAIRMAN Well, if the meeting did not take the trouble to examine the plans, and really understand what they had met for, they could not blame the engineer for that. Before you passed a resolution, I do think you ought to have understood it. Mr. BOTT said it appeared to him that there had been a great alteration in the terms since the last meeting. They then thought it was most desirable to remain out of the borough and take their sewage to Rhosnessney. But if he understood the Chairman correctly, a number of difficulties which then existed were now removed, and they could take the sewage into the town sewers without the guarantee of ten per cent, of all expenses, Then, with regard to the legal difficulty, Mr. Owen seemed to say that they could not prevent any other person from draining into their sewers, but if that was the case then why could not they drain into Wrexham? He thought if they could join with Wrexham and get free from all liabilities it would be the cheapest plan for them. However, as it always took two to make a bargain he supposed their Authority must make the bast bargain they could. He thought if they could get into the urban sewers free of any hereafters, they would be per- fectly safe. (Hear, hear). After some discussion about the legal aspect of the question, The CHAIRMAN thought they need not trouble about that point, because no township could sewer without the consent of the authority. He thought the scheme, of which he was in favour, was the cheapest and best. Mr. HEYWARD Then the Council will waive the ten per cent. The CHAIRMAN There is no ten per cent. in the question at all. Mr. RICHARD JONES said he should take the trouble to move the same resolution as before, that they adopt no plan whatever unless it took in the surface water. If they thought they would not have to pay a share with Wrexham they were dreaming, quite. Mr. DAVID JONES Well, I propose that we make Stansty an independent borough, and that we have in- dependent sewerage. Mr. DUTTON And Mr. Jones shall be the first mayor. (Laughter). Mr. DAVI]) JONES Yes, Mr. Richard Jones shall be the first mayor, and I will give £ 10 towards a chain for him. (Laughter). Mr. PlUm; said the resolution which Mr. Jones proposed was already on the book, and asked if it was necessary to carry it again ? The CHAIRMAN thought they would do their cause more good by appearing before the Inspector, who woiud investigate the schemes and hear any objections, Mr. WALLIS said that, presuming that the Chair- man's figures were correct, by adopting the Urban scheme they would save ii,623, or 7Ad. against lid. He thought he should be expressing the feelings of all present when he said they had met that night for the purpose of considering the best and most economical means for sewering the district. (Hear, hear). Looking at the figures there was no doubt about it that the urban scheme was the cheapest and best. If they connected with Wrexham there was an end to the nii iter-excelit paying for it. They must consider also that if they adopted the other scheme, when they got the sewage to Rhosnessney, what were they to do with it ? Probably they would have to erect tanks to receive it, and he believed the tanks at Hafodywern cost between £ 000 and £ 700, and they were found deficient soon after they were completed. He thought they should adopt the plan of joining with the Urban Authority with the distinct understanding that there was no after liability. He concluding by proposing That this meeting adopt the plan of draining into the urban drains conditionally that we do so free of all cost of any law suit or litigation that may arise from defective outlet and that the Cor- poration of Wrexham be asked to contribute to the cost of such sewer to the extent of the borough boundary." He thought that the Council would meet them fairly, and if asked properly take the main sewer to the end of their own boundary. Mr. HEYWARD said that now they were not to be liable for any litigation his feelings on the matter were very much altered. Mr. RICHARD f OES said if the Chairman was correct in what he had said he would withdraw his resolution, and second that of Mr. Wallis. He did not know from what source the Chairman got his information. He did not know of such himself, and he thought if any one did he ought to. The CHAIRMAN said he did not believe the Sanitary Authority would at all entertain the idea of any after responsibility. • Eventually the resolution was carried. Mr. DUTTON moved that Messrs. Heyward, Bott, and Wallis be a deputation to attend the enquiry of the inspection. Ultimately the name of Mr. Dutton was added and the resolution carried. V A vote of thanks to the Chairman concluded the meeting.
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THE WREXHAM FREE READING ROOM,…
THE WREXHAM FREE READING ROOM, LIBRARY AND MUSEUM. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—On the llth of March, ISiS, the Free Libraries Acts were adopted in this Borough, and a Committee was appointed to carry the resolution into effect. Considerable difficulty has been ex- perienced by that Committee in obtaining suitable premises for the library, but they are now happy to announce that they have concluded arrangements with the proprietors of the Town Hall, by which they (the Committee) become the tenants of that building for three years. The Committee feels that in order to carry into effect the Free Libraries Acts with energy and I efficiency in such a town as Wrexham, they will mainly have to rely upon annual subscriptions and donations from the public, for the rate allowed by statute cannot exceed Id. in the pound, which will not realise much more than, if as much per I' annum. It is proposed to have a reading room, where the daily, weekly, and others papers will be supplied a circulating and a reference library, and a museum. I As a means of promoting continuous education, intellectual culture, and general intelligence among I all classes, such libraries have been found eminently j useful wherever they have been established. All property belonging to the library becomes vested in the Town Council, thus supplying a guarantee for its safe custody, and for the permanence of the institution. The Council therefore respectfully solicits dona- tions and annual subscriptions to enable them to meet the expense of adapting the Town Hall for library purposes, and supporting the movement. Any books, manuscripts, or articles suitable for the museum will be thankfully received.—I am, yours obediently, ASHTON BRADLEY, Hon. Sec. 583., Hope-street, Wrexham.
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CHRIST'S HOSPITAL, RUTHIN. I TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. I SIR,—Kindly allow me to ask through the medium of your valuable journal, whose duty it is to visit the inmates of the above hospital ? Major West drew the attention of the Governors at their last meeting to this subject, but from your report the gallant m.'jor failed to raise a discussion. The question I would ask is simply this Is it, or is it not, the duty of the Rev. B. O. Jones, as warden, not of Ruthin, but or Christ's Hospital, to visit these poor people ? If it is Mr. B. O. Jones' duty to visit the inmates of the hospital, does that worthy reverend do it P—Yours faithfully, j MOEL VAMMA. ———————————
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THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON AGRICULTURE. j TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—There are perhaps few royal commissions which have given rise to such varied and extreme opinions, and) at the same time, so much mis-state- uient and exaggeral ion, as the Agricultural Com- mission. The conflicting statements and criticisms that have already been made are somewhat be- wildering, and have a. tendency to mislead the public as to the main points to be considered. It is unfortunate, moreover, that such strong political bias should be imported into the discussiom, as it tends to spread narrow views on the matter, and puis its merits on one side. Whilst some have been setting forth what great results will be attainable by the commission, and the extensive nature of its operations, others have been as industrious in pointing out what it cannot, and should not do, and in laying down limits to the extent of its enquiries, so that farmers who have reflected on the subject may be excused if they confess themselves puzzled to appreciate the warm discussions that are being carried on, or if they fail to discriminate clearly between what is said concerning the Commission and irs objects by friends and opponents. In this state of things, it is advisable that we should be cautious in considering the different arguments and statements advanced, and in accepting the conclu- sions drawn from them. It has already been concluded by certain writers in the papers that the Commission will be in vain. It is to be hoped that the result will be nothing of the kind. On a consideration of the probabilities of the case, and the ability centred in the Commis- sion. its objects, powers, and scope, the results are not likely to be so unfruitful as some clever critics presume to predict. There are, it is true, some among the farmers who are known as practical men, who are sceptical about the good results of the enquiry, but they surely overlook the circum- stance that the commissioners and their assistants will, in all probability, gather much miscellaneous practical information on every phase of the question, which will be acceptable to all classes of agricul- turists, and that the investigations intended to be made will pave the way for needed reforms, and thus ultimately have an important bearing on the future of British agriculture. We may expect, also, from the range of enquiries to be made, that there will be collected a great mass of valuable statistics on agriculture, and infoi-mation on uni- versal farming previously unknown in this country. By keeping in view the chief points to be investi- gated by the Commission, we shall be in a better position to understand the ebiect and extent of the enquiry; the main heads of which have just been published, and are thus briefly summarized:— namely, the condition of farms, farmers, and labourers in each district respectively; the land laws; land tenancy; agricultural education con- dition or estates; ao-ricuhural statistics to be furnished by the Board of Trade returns of im- ports and exports of agricultural produce to be furnished by the Customs; and importations of agricultural produce from foreign countries. The whole enquiry being arranged under ten divisions or sections. Some objections have been raised that the Com- mission is not properly representative; for instance that tenant farmers are not adequately represented and that The labourers are not represented at all. Though these classes may not be directly repre- sented there is no doubt that their interests will receive a due share of attention; as we have the assurance that the members of the Commission have an earnest desire to do the best that can be done. Ãs an example of the suggestions which the Commission receive, the directors of the National I Farm-labourers' Co-operative Land Company have urged the necessity of Government assistance to agricultural labourers to acquire cottage farms, and to encourage peasant proprietors on the land, thereby diminishing emigration, and so tend to develop still more the agricultural resources ofthe country. It has been noted that a certain portion of the Press has been seeking to make political capital out of the appointment of this commission and the alleged shortcomings of the Government in relation to it; and some parties have even ventured to indulge in wholesale condemnation before any of the results are known. So far, however, such unfair and unpatriotic conduct has been anything but successful. It is very desirable that a subject like this should be kept apart from party bias, particularly that sort of partnership which is un- supported by principle, in order that tha whole matter may be fairly and fuliy dealt with in all its beamings. Let us hope that a better spirit will prevail, that party feelings and animosities will be subdued as they should be on a subject like agriculture; and that all parties will unite in the cause of national welfare by striving in harmony to further the interests of agriculture, cur national industry, in every practicable way.—Yours, FFERM. 22nd September, 1879.
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to the shoulders was caused by the carelessness of the I driver, who used a collar too small for the animal. When the man went home with the horses he was quite drunk, and did not tell him that he had been cautioned I by the police but as soon as he did so, he ordered the horse to rest. The driver denied that he was to blame. The Chairman said they heard all the facts last time, and they considered it a very aggravated offence. A person in defendant's position ought to know better, and must, therefore, be dealt with as a warning to those in not so good a position. Defendant said he had kept 14 horses for a very long time, and had never been complained of before. The Chairman said they had the power to fine him Bo, or to deal with him in a>inanner he would not like. He must pay a fine of £2, and costs 18s. Gd. NEGLECTING HIS MOTHER. Urias Jones, Rhyl, was summoned by Mr. C. Grimsley, St. Asaph Union clerk, for disobeying an order to maintain his mother, who is 90 years old. Distress warrant issued. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASES. An order was made upon William Vaughn h, Waen, St. Asaph, to send his three children to Tremeirchion school. His wife appeared, and in a most boisterous style asserted that the children were older than the in- spector stated, and all went to Miss Davies' school, and she was a capital tacher," whilst the girl could not go in the winter as she had the "brown kitas," an expres- sion that rather puzzled the Court. Samuel Vaughan, St. Asaph, was fined 5s., including costs, for disobeying an order to send his child to school. He declared that the child and two others had been ill five months with whooping cough, but brought forward no proof of it. He was very indignant about being fined, and wished to know if the Bench thought it pru- dent that a child with whooping cough should go to school. THE DRINK. David Edwards, of St. Asaph, who was found in the city about midnight on the 6th September by P.C. Hughes in a very drunken state and "cursing fearfully," was fined 10s. and costs, he having been finedfor similar conduct in August. Isaac Clayton, St. Asaph, who, in reply to the Bench, said "he could not say that he was drunk nor that he was sober,"—(laughter)—" but if he was drunk it was a very little that made him drunk,"—(laughter)—was fined 5s. and costs, not having been up for three years. HIGHWAY OFFENCES. For riding on a cart without reins to the horse, Thomas Darics, Rhuallt, was fined Is. and costs, and Isaac Roberts the same amount for using a cart without a name thereon. PROSECUTOR WANTED. Thomas Jone«, cattle dealer, had summoned a lad named Hugh Jones for an assault. The Bench asked in surprise if it was possible that a I man had summoned this lad for an assault, and was told that it was so, but complainant did not appear. The Chairman The case is dismissed-off you go, my lad advice which the youngster was not slow to follow. SAD DOMESTIC REVELATIONS. Robert Williams, a well-dressed respectable looking man, formerly in good situations as a gentleman's servant, but now working as a labourer at the Graig Quarry, Denbigh, was charged under the Vagrancy Act with leaving his wife and child chargeable to the union. Messrs. E. Jones, relieving officer, and Robert Jones, master of the house, proved the woman's chargeability to the union. The Bench expressed a wish to see the wife. Defendant: I should too. I've not seen her for some years. The wife entered the box with a young babe in her a' IllS, and told a pitiable story to the effect that they had a good home, but he sold all up and spent the money in drink. Three weeks after marriage he abused her shamefully, and his terrible threats and repeated acts of cruelty compelled her in fear to leave the house. Latterly he kept no home, and refused to support her, and he swore that if she did not cease seeking help from him it would be woe to her." She was utterly desti- tute and went in fear of her life. Defendant tried to make out that the fault was on the wife's side, but the Bench said he had evidently neglec- ted his wife. Defel1,hnt: I never did. The Chairman Why you said in my presence at the union that you would never give her a farthing. We cannot inflict a fine upon you—we have no option in the matter, so you must go to Chester gaol for 14 days' hard labour. Defendant seemed greatly astonished at the result. A WRETCHED MARRIED LIFE. William Davies, an old man, living in Henllan-street, was charged with leaving his wife chargeable to the Union. The case having been proved, Defendant: What did I done to come before you ? The Chairman Why neglected your wife. Defendant said he had been without a wife twenty years, she having left him. He reared all his children without her, for she went away with another man. She buried him and then came back again to Denbigh. He (defendant) took her in and she lived with him a while, and then she went with a tinker who went round the cnintrv., (Laughter). That fellow turned her off— (laughter)—and now she had come home to him. Al- though he was getting old, he took her in and took pity on her. On the Saturday night he gave her 3s., and she went into the town and drank it all, and came to the house and made ti row. How can she summon me now when she has broke God's law and man's law. (Laughter). The woman also told a long story, and declared that he once went off and left her lying in bed with a dead child by her side. "She had been the mother of eight children by him, although he had been murdering and neglecting her." The "Chairman asked her if was true that she left home wivh uglier man. She asserted that it was defendant's fault, for he actually brought the man to their home and used argu- ments and means to induce her to go away. It seemed to the Bench that defendant had condoned the woman's offences by recently living with her, and ordered him to goal for seven days. Defendant Oh, dear, dear, no. Dear me, dear me that's not law. It's very bad. The Chairman told the woman that she was just as bad as defendant, every bit. Mr. Charles Grimsley appeared to prosecute in the 1J nion.cm;es. GENTLEMEN SUMMONED FOR FISHING.—CURIOUS CASE. Richard RovAottom Worsley, a private gentleman, residing at Bodfari, and Samuel Bassctt Worsley, his brother, were summoned by Isaac Hall, a gamekeeper to Sir W. Grenville Williams. Bart., of Bodelwyddan, for fishing in private waters of the river on Sir Gren- ville's estate without a ticket or permission to do so. Complainant proved that defendants were fishing as stated, and that Mr. Wersely told him that he had a ticket from Mr. R. Caylev to fish over the Llanerch waters. Told him that was not sufficient for Sir Granville's waters though he said he had been fishing there for 15 years. Defendants were about 200 or 300 yards from the Llanerch boundary. Cross-examined You said you had fished there for a great number of years and had never been challenged before. anil you thought it belonged to Llanerch. You immediately desisted and apologised. Mr. R. R. Worsley (who of course was personally known to the Bench) said I don't deny the fact; he did see me fishing, and I have done so for a great number of years ten at least, and have never been once challenged, and I thought it belonged to the Llanerch estate for which I hold permission. I regretted that I had made a mistake, apologised to the keeper, and said I should of course not come again. My solicitor has also, acting on my instructions written to Sir Grenville explaining the whole of the circumstances and apologising, as I think fully and amply. I have received a letter in reply from the agent. [The letters were handed in]. Mr. Worsley said he ought to explain that his brother was not responsible, inasmuch as he was his guest, and in fishing was acting on his instruc- tions. A conversation arose as to the fact of there being a notice board up at at this point warning trespassers; but Mr. Worsley said there was nothing to indicate that the waters belonged to Sir Grenville. He had read it, but he took it to be one of the ordinary boards put up by the Conservators. The Water Bailiff said the board was headed Clwyd a'r1 Elwv fishery, but it was a foolish board altogether. (Laughter). Mr. Kendal (Sir Grenville's agent) said it was an ordinary board cautioning trespassers. Rev. R. H. Howard I could not read it, that is to ■urd, ■•stand it. I tried the other day. Defendant: I could not read it to indicate that the waters belonged to anybody in particular. I had no intention to court a trespass, and the moment it was pointed out that I was wrong I gave up; moreover I have apologised and do so now publicly. The magistrates retired with the clerk, and on their return the Chairman said We think it is rather a hard ca?e on Mr. Worsley after he has been fishing there so mtny years and not been interfered with. However we think the justice of the case will be met by his paying the costs of the proceedings particularly after the apology made to Sir Grenville Williams. The costs amounting to JE1 were at once paid.