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HINTS AND COMMENTS.I
HINTS AND COMMENTS. I There were one or two amusing incidents at the Registration Court last week,and there were one or two lies told there too. Of course it would not do to say who told th-ui, for such would probably decrease the :1he,y sir.all amount of faith in the veraci, y of hnmanisy. They were downright lies, though, for ail that. Would the same statements have been made had the persona in question been compelled to kiss the Bible first ? I should not like to have to answer the question. I have witnessed many incidents in the streets of Wrexham which have about them more or less of interest and fun. One occurred in Hope-street on Tuesday last about which there was a bit of quiet humour. A spotted hound, a well conditioned dog, was suddenly taken unwell. The animal no sooner stretched itself on the pathway than a number of persons collected around it. A quantity of frothy mucus dripped from its mouth, and it struggled hard for several minuter, in the course of which a small crowd had assembled. What is the matter with it ?" every new arrival asked, and the answer was slightly different on each occasion. Firs, po;son, convulsions, and a host of canine and other diseases were attributed to the poor animal in a few minutes. At last one person, who boasted a knowledge of dogs, advanced towards the animal, and, in a bumptious style, said a pennyworth of castor oil or areka nut, or some such stuff, would save the animal's life. Get away with you," answered a second fellow, he's got the hydro- phobia." It was very amusing, indeed, the circle of people enlarged to an extraordinary extent as soon as the horrid wort was sounded, and many toes were stepped on in the hurried retreat. Even the dog doctor" looked serious, and made a step back- wards. The dog now became still, and whilst people were tip-toeing to get a look at the animal a warm discussion was carried on as to whether the stillness was life or death. Most inclined to the latter, and one, who seemed to have a great affec- tion for the animal, parodied a celebrated line- "Aias, poor dog, I new him well," said he, aud the melancholy psean was continued, Eh, he's a, line dog," Yes a pity he's dead," and so on. The dug doctor made another advance, and look- ing carefully on the extended body, said, with a wise i-ok, I- He ain't dead, I tell you." Dead be odd a little person, with a bucket on his aim as he pushed through the crowd. All eyes were oa him, and he deemed to know it, too. What's he going to do" was asked, but before any answer was given the dog received a resurrec- tion baptism of cold water, and with a wag of his tail and a lift of his head he got to his legs and ran a"w..y, t Le crowd, having not quite forgotten "hy- drophobia," opening a wood broad passage for him. As the spotted animal descended Hope-street, a little Street arab, with one hand on his knee, and the other one pointing to the dog cried, with a grin all over his face, Look at him and as the errand boys went on their journeys with charac- teristic speed and the loungers made a lazy move, the spotted dog turned up Queen-street, and thus ended one of the many scenes in Wrexham streets. We have had some excellent weather lately, and as the usual accompaniment, a large number of tramps. Over 130 passed through the wards of the Workhouse last week, and let the kind hearted rem :.moer ttmi these are fed by day by charity, and housed by night at the expense of the rates. In advocl, ciii- the Poor Law A.mendmentAct of 1834, Lord Brougham complained that the greatest mis- chief to the community was not done by the wicked, but by the right-meaning but wrong headed people, who gave indiscriminately to every cadger who came along. VtJry much of the ssme thing is done now, and the tramps who fill the Workhouses every night are supported and encouraged by those who aid them on the road with pence. Vagrant pauperism is a neighbour of drunkenness, and both are near relations to crime. Let the public take the hint, and politely decline to support and aid any and all mendicants. Several towns have had their mysteries of late, and there was the promise of one in Wrexham the other day. A young woman had'left a situation as domestic servant, and removed her box to a house not far from the centre of the town, saying she would call for it during the day. That day passed, and the next, when the good landlady became some- what concerned, and took the advice of friends in the matter. They advised her to wait a little longer, and make inquiries about the young woman. A few more days passed away, and on each of them the old lady looked at the box with a suspicious eye, and thought of its owner with a sigh. It was decided one fine evening during the week to com- municate with the police on the following day if the wanderer did not leturn. The next morning, however, there was a gentle tap at the door, and the girl, blushing much, and full of apologies, had called for her box." Where have you been to ?" and such questions were put, and the answer to most of them was that she didn't know." The answers were not satisfactory to the old lady, but she seemed to be quite pacified when a third person hinted that the iost lamb" had been under the protection of a certain local tradesman The only difficulty the old lady had about the matter, she expressed in this way, "Why did not the girl say where she had been, then ?" Perhaps the trades- man will answer the question. Several persons in Wrexham keep dogs, and several other persons have to suffer for it. The latter are very fond of dogs, but they are still more fond of a night's sleep, and if those brutes are not kept quiet by night by their owners some cantan- kerous person might be for putting the law in motion, which provides that no person shall keep any animal to the annoyance and offence of another person. I just mention this as a hint to those who keep do and chain them up day and night, the consequence being that the poor animals have no way of exercising themselves but by howling and barking. A word to the wise is enough. CLIO.
JfijxriljaXX ntdligcna. A MATCH was played between the Civil Service and Gwersyllt clubs on the New Recreation Ground, Rhosddu, on Saturday, last which resulted in a victory for the Service by four goals to one. A FOOTBALL MATCH between Wrexham and the Talke Hangers will take place on the race-course this (Saturday) afternoon. Kick off at 3.30 p.m. A very interesting game is expected, the Hangers having met with the same fate in the Staffordshire cup competitions that Wrexham did in the Welsh last season, they having been beaten in the final tie by Stoke by one goal to n°THOSE interested in the manly game of football will learn with regret of the removal from Wrexham to London of Mr. Edward Evans, jun., of the Provincial Insurance Company. As will be known, Mr. Evans has for several past seasons played as a forward, generally on the left wing, and has helped to secure many of the goals which fell to the lot of Wrexham. It will be indeed difficult to pick out a player in whom such reliance could be placed as in Mr. Evans. It will, however, prove an opportunity for the younger mem- bers of the club to show their stamina and abilities in filling his vacancy. The good wishes of many will go with Mr. Evans to his new sphere of labour. The following fixtures have been arranged :— October lith. Wrexham v. Talke Rangers, at Wrexham. I' October 11th, Millwood Hovers v. Grosvenor, at Brymbo. October 18th, Millwood Rovers v. Cambrian, at Wrexham. October 25th, Millwood Kovers v. Mold, at Mold. October 25th, Wrexham v. Victoria, at Northwich (cup tie). November 1st, North Wale? v. Staffordshire, at Stoke. November 8th, Wrexham v. Birkenhead, at Birkenhead. November 15th North Wales v. Lancashire, at Wrexham. November 15th Wrexham v. Druids, at Wrexham. November 22nd, Wrexham v. Orwen, at Wrexham. November 29til Wrexham v. Llangollen, at Llangollen. December 13rh, Wrexham v. Burslem, at Wrexham. December 2"th, North Wales v. Cheshire, at Wrexham. December -JOth, Wrexham v. Civil Service, at Rhosddu. January 3rd, Wrexham v. Rhyl, at Wrexham. January 10th, Wrexham v. Alexandria, at Crewe. January 17th, Wrexham v. Druids, at Ruabon. j January 31st, Wrexham v. Birkenhead, at Wrexham. f February 7th, Wrexham v. Bnrslem, at Burslem. c February Hth, Wrexham v. Llangollen, at Wrexham. >■ February 21st, North Wales v. Cheshire, at Crewe. February 28th, Wrexham v. Corwen, at Corwen. March 6th, Wrexham v. Civil Service, at Wrexham. Much ISth, Wrexham v. Rhyl, at Rhyl. March 6th North Wales v. Staffordshire, at Wrexham. March 13th, North Wales r. Lancashire, at Darwen. March 20th, Wrexham v. Alexandria (Crewe), at Wrexham, The international matches are a Wnioa v England, at Wrexham, March loth, 1880. v Ifeta v. Scotland, at Glasgow, March 27th, 1880. | c
DENBIGH. THE IVIUKICIPAL ELI.CTION—The members re- tiving this year are Messrs. Wi'liam Morris, post- m -.ster, R. H. Robercp, ov. Rob Davies, wine vaults and W. H'jglu:s. Ki^s Mills. We believe the latter who has cot been able on account of business engagements to attend very regularly, will net seek re-election. We hear that a contest is inevitable and is likely to be a lively one. Of late years a walk over seems to have been the order of the day.
RUTHIN. ACCIDENT.—Mr. Richard Jones, of Gellifor Farm, met with a serious accident-, on Saturday last, his own cart having passed over his leg, causing a com- pound fracture. TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION.—All excitement in the future election of members for the Council seems to have subsided. The Home Rulers," as ■'he majority have bten culled by some, still retain the confidence of the ratepayers. It will not be for the good of the town if this section becomes too strong, as possibly they uiny become overbearing in return and frustrate all necessary improvements. However, when the machinery has been again placed in proper order by the appointment of a Mayor who has the confidence of the members, things may prove for the better. We hear of no other names in connection with the election than Messrs. R. P. Davies and D. E. Davies (old mem- bers seeking re-election), Messrs. M. Edwards (Harp), John Jones (Rnthin Mills), and Osbert Edwards. It is a generally expressed wish that Mr. William Green, of the Castle Hotel, shall stand for re-election. The Mayor (Mr.^jouis) has determined not to seek re-election. BURGLARY. Quite a consternation has been caused in Olir usually quiet Vale by the report of a burglary having been committed at Berth, the re- sidence of Mrs. Lloyd, on Tuesday morning last. The house is situated about two miles from Ruthin, in a very quipt and secluded spot, and at about three o'clock in the morning the butler heard a noise as if some of the servants were about. He called out, and notrec iving an answer, got up, ond saw a man going down stairs. The butler fol- lowed, and in the kitchen a chair was thrown at him, and he was impeded iu his attempt to catch the stranger. Upon looking about it was found that the men, for ti-iere were two seen running away, got in by breaking a glass pane in the back door, and unbolting it. Nothing but £2:3 10s was stolen, including two .£5 notes, £15 of which be- longed to one of the servants. Nothing has been heard of the <hiuves. It is supposed that it must have been someone acquainted with the place. The blacksmiths and ironmongers have had several orders since for bolts and locks. The unprotected females are greatly concerned, and all the dogs be- longing to the premises are lodged within doors, so that the inmates may be warned of any future attempts.
BRYMBO AND BROUGHTCIT.
BRYMBO AND BROUGHTCIT. FORTNIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENTS.—One of a series of fortnightly entertainments in connection with the Free Methodist Chapel, Poolmouth, was given on Monday evening last. The Rev. Joseph Bentley presided, and there was a good attendance. The programme consisted of songs, trios, duets, and readings, and the whole entertainment seemed to be much enjoyed. Mr. John Hall presided at the harmonium, and those who took the principal part in the entertainment were members of the choir. Another entertainment will be held on Monday week. LECTURE. — On Monday evening an interesting lecture was delivered in Bethesda Chapel, Brynteg, by the J. Bob?r's, Bryn Zion, on The Work- man and Life" the lecturer dwelling minutely upon the various phases, aspects, and details of a working m m's life, and deducing some very valuable lessons from it, as well as illustrating it by inci- dents from every d -,y life. The chair was occupied by the R ;v. W. Williams, Moriali Chapel, Pentre. There was a very full attendance, and the lecture was listened to with rapt and appreciating attention, the proceeds being applied to the Chapel Funds. ADJOURNED INQUEST.—The adjourned inquest on the body of John Davies, aged 29, a collier, working at the Broughton Colliery, who met his death on the 27th ultimo through an accident, was held at the Cambrian Vaults, Poolmouth, on Monday lasr. Mr. William Barratt was foreman of the jury. There were also present Mr. Hedley, Assistant Inspector of Mines, and Mr. Campbell. The first witness was Mr. David Pryde, who said he was the manager of the Eronghton Colliery, had known deceased, who was a hooker on" above ground at No. 2 pit. He produced a section and plan of the shaft in which the accident took place. Deceased was engaged in assisting to remove an injured guide rope from the pit. It being impossible to remove it at once, it was lifted in pieces of about 25 yards length, each length being below the other. The old guide-rope was fastened by a chain to the carrier, and by this means the rop,) was lifted to the top. It was then received by the men on the bank, who coiled it as it came up. Deceased was in the coil, and by some accident the chain con- necting the guide rope and the carrier broke. The weight of the rope in the pit at once drew back the length on the surface,and deceased being in the coil wasdrawninw the pit, and fell a distance of 130 yards into the Brassey coal seam, where he was found dead. The total depth of the pit was 190 feet, Why the man was in the coil he could not say, but he would have been able to have done his work just as well outside it. The chain that broke was of § iron, and had a breaking stra.in of five or six tons. The weight of the guide-rope was only 12 cwt.— Mr. J. L. Hedlev, Assistant Inspector of Mines, said that he visited the pit on the 30th instant. He saw the chain which broke, minus the faulty link, which could not be found. The working strain on the chain was one ton, whilst the breaking strain was five or six tons. He could not account for the breaking of the chain except bad wielding or bad iron. He could not say why deceased had not stood outside the coil; the foreman should have told his men where to stand. The question was why the chain broke, and why deceased was in the coil. —Daniel Davies, foreman engineer at the colliery, said he was working a number of men at the pit head at about seven a.m. on the morning of the 27th. He then described the way in which the old rope was raised, and how it was received on the bank. He had not placed deceased in his position in the coiL The chain used was one of a number of hauling chains, and was believed to be perfect. They were kept in a cabin secure from the wet. It was comparatively a new chain. He did not inspect, the chain that morning.—John Davies, pitman, said he was in the cage on the morning of the accident. He connected the old rope to the carrier with the chain, which he believed to be good. The carrier was within three feet of the top when the chain broke. He was nearly knocked down the pit him- self. He did not examine the chain.—The Coroner then summed up the evidence, remarking that it was for the officials to inspect the chains used in the pit, and if that had been done, no doubt the accident would have been prevented.—The room was then cleared, and after a short consultation the jury returned of "Accidental death," endorsing the remarks of the coroner. P.C. Henshaw was the officer in charge of the inquest.
CAEEGWBLE. SUNDAY CLOSING IN WALES.—On Monday last, the quarterly meetings of the Flintshire district lodges of Good Templars were held here. The Rev. D. B. Hooke presided over the afternoon conference, held in the Wesleyan Chapel, at which a resolution was nassed favourable to the amalgamation of the Flintshire and Denbighshire district lodges, and appointing a deputation to confer with the Denbigh- shire brethren, and to report to a special session to be held in November, at Mold. Subsequently tea was provided in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, followed by a crowded public meeting at night, over which W. H. Du-by, Esq., J.P., presided, and which was addressed by the Revs. D. B. Hooke, Jones, Mr. Speed, and others. During the meeting the Rev. Mr. Jones presented the result of the can- vass of the voters in the contributory borough of Caergwrle, re Mr. Roberts's Sunday Closing Bill for Wales. Out of the 176 voters, 155 had voted (seven papers having been lost and 14 returned un- signed). Out of the 155, 20 were neutral" (including five publicans), only three voted no the remainder 132, being favourable to the bill.
CORWEN. THE CHURCH.—The oldest parish church in the diocese, Ewyddelwern Parish Church, near here, is about to be restored, with the addition of a tower and a spire, for the Honourable C. H. Wynn, Rûg. Mr. Henry Kennedy, Bangor and London, is the architect, the work of," restoration being entrusted to Mr. W. E. Samuel, builder, Wrexham.
HOLYWELL. PETTY SESSIONS. — On Wednesday, at these sessions, Ellen Lloyd summoned Daniel Williams, of Brynford, for assaulting her. The complainant is issistant toll collector at Brynford-hill Gate, and it was alleged that because she demanded the in- jreased toll of ninepenee, instead of sixpence formerly paid by defendant for passing through the t gate with a shnndry and pory, he assaulted her. For the defence the nsi^nlt was denied and a cross- ] summons was issued gainst rhe roll collector for j raising her nat-.d to defendant. Wiiiinms was finsd J 20s. with 59*. coals, or a moil Si's imprisonment. Several men vero summoned for drunken and disorderly conduct, and they were each fined 10..1. and cos Is. In. one iust cce a man was paid to be making us« of profane oaths as so.n.e females were passing, and the bench iniiuiated that swearers should be summoned and fined for every oath they u'tered.
LLANGOLLEN. 9TH D. R. VOLUNTEERS RIFLE CONTEST. The annual rifle competition of the local volunteer corps took place on Friday last, at the County Range. The day turned out very wet and disagreeable, but considering the bad weather the shooting was satis- factory. The results are appended. The prize.; will be distributed in the Armoury, at 7 o'clock, this day (Friday), after which the corps will be treated to their annual supper at the Hand Hotel, by Capt. T. R. J. Parry. SIR W. W WYNN'S PRIZE R5. Points. 1 Sergt. John Jones 37 2 Private W. Edwards 35 3 Private H. W. Jones 28 4 Sergt. R. Price. 25 CAPT. CONRAN'S CHALLENGE CUP. (Holder, Sergt. J. Jones.) Private G. Griffiths 31 MAJOR TOTTENHAM'S PRIZE OF J64. 1 Private G. Griffiths 38 2 Corpl. Teague 31 3 Private Daniel Jones. 27 EXTRA PRIZE OF £ G 1 Private W. Coeke 37 2 Sergt. W. dunes 32 3 Private C. Roberts 31 4 Private T.M.Morris. 30 5 Bandmaster Johnson 29 6 Prts. Morris & Jenkins 28 RECRUITS' PRIZE. 1 Private E. Edward: 2 Private Thos. Evans, 3 Private Richard Evans, 4 Private George Chester, 5 Private J. E. Thomas. TRADESMEN'S PRIZES. 1 Watch.Private T. M. Morris. 2 Money, £ 1 Private W. Edwards. 3 Photograph of winner & 7s., Corpl. Teague. 4 Money 15s Private Daniel Jones. 5 Firkin of Beer Bandmaster Johnson 6 Money, 10s Sergt. William Jones. 7 Pencil cc.se and 2s Private W. Coooke. >, 8 Money, 7s. fid Private R. W. Jones. !) Pipe and ease and 2s., .Private J. Jenkins. 10 Book and 2s Col.-Sergt. Magin. 11 Money, 5s Private G. Griffiths. 12 Umbrella and 2s Sergt. Price. 13 Bottle of Brandy Seryt. John Jones. 14 Money, 3s Private D. Davies (1). 15 Hat Private G. Powell. 16 Vases Private J. E. Davies. 17 Money, Is. (id Private C. Roberts. 18 Money, Is Private Ed. Edwards.
NORTHOP. ENGLISH CHAPEL.-On Wednesday last, the "memorial stone" of the new Eugh.sh Chapel, to be a branch of the Congregational Church at Mold, was laid by Mr. John Ashwcrth, of Manchester, in the presence of a large company. The dedicatory prayer was offered by the Rev. P. W. D irnton, B.A., of Chester, and an exposition of Congrega- tional principles was given by the Rev. David Oliver, of Holywell. During the day it was an- nounced tn: t Mr. R. M. Davies, secretary of the bedding fund, had received £10 from the"Duke cf Westminster, £ 35 from the iSToith Wales English Congregational Union, £ 15 from the Coward Trus- tees, and 410 from Messes. Ha worths, Manchester. In addition to these gifts, stuns were placed on the stone, including £ 40 by Mr. Ashwortb (of which he gave £ 20 and collected" £ 20), £ 10 from Mr. Hudson, X5 Mrs. Pe' ers, and other sums, making a total of nearly £ 2^0, site anj cartage inclusive, so that not much more than X150 will be needed to open the place iree of debt. At nig-bt, after a most successful tea party in the National Schoolroom, kindly lent by the Vicar, a public meeting was held in theCÜvinistic: Methodist- Chapel, when addresses were given by theJEievs. Joseph D.wics (Mostyn), Henry J^H; ti' r (Wrexham), Burford Hooke (Mold)] Messrs. David Rooerts (Chester), Joen Pritchaiu, junr., and Lewis Everett, Mold. On Tuesday evening an introductory service was hold in Welsh, when the R^V3. Tii. s. Roberts (Mold), and David Roberts (Wrexham) chairman of the Congregational Union of Wales, preached to a large congregation.
———— RHYL. IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS MEETING. MO.NDAY.-Preseyit Major Penn, chaiaman, Messrs. S. Perks, J. R. Jones, J. Roberts, W. Morris, W. Wynne, Dr. Woistenholme, E. Groncutt. E. Vaughan] T. Lloyd. E. P. Jones, James Davies, J. Oldfiekl, R. D. Roberts, and J. B. Gough. TOWN HALL BUSINESS. The hall keeper had sent in a claim of 18s. for attend- ing religious services in the Town Hall during the summer, but as he had made an arrangement with the Vicar for a certain sum the CHAIRMAN thought the ap- plication to the Board was out of order. Referred to the Market Hall Committee. Mr. R. Owen, Liverpool, was selected to inspect and report upon the state of the Town Hall tower. It was agreed to place a brass plate in the clock room recording the fact that the late Mr. Ellis Eyton gave the clock to the town. THE SEWAGE COMMITTEE reported that the works were going on well. Attention was called to the fact tliat the committee had spent already JE600 in extras, and if this went on the cost of the works would be greatly increased above the contract. The CHAIRMAN of the COMMITTEE said much of the extra money was necessitated by the recent floods, but the engineers would give full particulars next meeting. In reply to Dr. Woistenholme the CLERK said two members could not be appointed at that meeting in place of two who never attended the committee meet- ings. TRAINS WANTED. The Board agreed to point out to the railway com- pany that their was no train from Rhyl to Bangor between 7.15 a.m. and 10.50 a.m., which was very in- convenient. An alteration in the train service was to be requested. FINANCE. £1,015 of the rates had been collected during the month, and the balance at the bank was £ 6,040 9s. 3d. Meesrs. Mostyn Williams and J. Ainsworth, auditors, wrote disapproving of the system of keeping the accounts, but whilst blaming the system highly praised the Clerk for the excellent way in which they were kept, for they were a model of conciseness and accuracy. Some of the members considered the reports of the auditors contradictory, and all eulogised the Clerk as an excellent accountant. It was said that the Government auditor would do the audit next year. NEW MEMBERS. The meeting was adjourned until Friday to elect two members in the place of Messers. Fielding and Abel Jones, disqualified through non-attendance. REMARKABLE THEFT: EXTRAORDINARY PRISONER. On Monday, a man named Walter Charles Dubois, alias Richmond, alias Chandler, was brought up in cus- tody before Messrs. W. Price Jones and J. H. Lee, on a charge of having, so far back as October, 1878, stolen a gold watch and chain, a gun, and a cartridge bag, of the value of £ 17, from the shop of Mr. A. W. Merri- dew, jeweller, Rhyl. Mr. Merridew said that the prisoner, passing as Richmond, went to his shop on the 17th October, 1878, and asked for a gun for Captain Grey, of Bettws-y-coed, whom he said was staying at the Hydropathic Estab- lishment in Rhyl. After trying the gun on the follow- ing morning lie took it away to Captain Grey, as he said, and also a gold watch, gold chain, a carpet bag, and signet ring. Never saw the prisoner afterwards, and on inquiry at the Hydropathic Establishment found that no Captain Grey had been staying there. He found out afterwards that Captain Grey was dead, and obtained a warrant against the prisoner. Theophilus Prichard, of the Railway Inn, proved that prisoner stayed there in October, 1878, and had the gun now produced and identified by prosecutor, with him. The prisoner asked for a trap to fetch some game he said he had shot, and obtained it. He also bargained for apartments at the inn for a fortnight. At prisoner's request witness took charge of the gun, and lent the prisoner £ 1 until "his cheque" came and could be cashed. Prisoner drove away towards Colwyn Bay in the trap, and witness never saw him afterwards. He had ordered his dinner to be ready by the time he came back, but didn't come back to it. Sergeant Denson proved prisoner's apprehension on on his release from Winchester Gaol last week. On the way to the railway station prisoner said, It was quite right; the things in the warrant I had. I had the things and took them away. I am very sorry. I know I have done wrong, and I suppose I must be punished for it." Prisoner, in pleading guilty made the following state- ment :—" Looking back on my past career, I find no excuse for any of those sad acts which are the cause of my being here now. I merely request that you should take into consideration that I have undergone a long punishment already, and in being still separated from my sorrowing relatives whom I have so greatly afflicted. Severe was the punishment I was compelled to undergo. The years of my life will glide on into the sea of unreclaimed possibilities if I am to sent from one prison to another. My physical and mental constitu- tion will soon give way too late to lay a foundation for the future, and the only relief I should have for my sufferings will be the grave. But beyond the grave there will be an angry judge who will ask an account for talents misapplied and time wasted in running after phantons and finding but the realities of misery. As for my past, poor indeed will be that balance, which will consist of nothing better than of having been compelled by the rigid làw of necessity to spend a portion of my lifetime in prison. I therefore appeal to your feelings of justice, your feelings of mercy, your feelings of humanity to let justice have its course, but at the same time to combine,.it with mercy, for I have a whole lifetime before me based on a firm resolu- tion that I will lead an honourable life to regain the confidence of my relatives, to regain a portion of that honourable ground which I have so recklessly lost." Prisoner was committed to the quarter sessions for trial, the Chairman saying that he was sorry to see a man like the prisoner, evidently endowed with good talent, in that pitiable condition. It seems that the man deserted from the 21st regi- ment, in which he was known as "Charles Righty," and afterwards from the 2nd Queen's regiment, in which he was known as James Scott."
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ST. ASAPH. CONCERT.—On Tuesday next the Lay Clerks of the Cathedral give their annual concert under most distinguished patromsge. A splendid programme has been provided, and the ticket-takers may anticipate a rich treat. SUDDEN DEATH OF A CHILD.—On Sunday the sudden death of a child named Anne Walsh, aged 15 weeks, was reported to Sergeant Parry. It seems that the parents live ia Irish Square, the father being John Walsh. On Saturday -evening the child was put to bed in its usual health, aud about midnight the mother went to bed also. Between two and three o'clock she woke, and fouud the child dead by her side. Sergt. Parry com- municated thp. facts to the coroner, Mr. W. Davieo, who, having considered the case, decided no inquest was necessary. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Thursday Present Mr. W. Brownlow Wynne, chair- man, Major Conwy and Mr. W. M. Clarke, vice-chair- men, Captain P. P. Pennant, Mr. T. G. Dixon, Mr. W. Price Jones, Rev. E. Jones, Blychau, Messrs. Robert Davies, John Knowles, T. Matthews, Joseph Lloyd, T. Oldfield, John Lloyd, Melidan, E. Vaughan, Llannefydd, and Rev. W. H. Williams. THE NURSE. Mrs. Mary Jones; Gyffylliog, who was appointed last Board as nurse subject to bringing testimonials, now appeared before the Board and was appointed a month on trial, the testimony received by another guardian from Mr. Roberts, Gienas, being highly favourable. STATISTICS. Numbers in the house 119, against 117 last year, vagrants relieved 114. against 110 during previous fort- night. Out relief ;t2.,)3 15s. 2d., cheques £247, balance J1,Ú38 9s. 6d. THE HOUSE, &C. The medical officer reported the condition of the inmates satisfactory. In reference to the subject or salaries it was stated that the report thereon would be produced next Board meeting and a special meeting called to discuss it. A DENBIGH CASE. Mr. Gold Edwards wrote as to the case of John Davies, Denbigh, recently sent to gaol twice by the Board for neglecting his family. He said that the children were much neglected and suggested that the guardians take the children to the house. The Denbigh guardians recommended, considering the character of the man, and the state of the children that they be admitted to the house (five of them) and that the man be made to pay towards them. There was no ether business of interest. CORONER'S IN QUE ST. — A SEXTON'S VIVID IMAGINATION CONDEMNED. On Wednesday morning Mr. Wm. Davies, coroner for Flintshire, held an inquest at the Court House, St. Asaph, on the body of a young child. A large and exceptionally intelligent jury was summoned, Mr. Ken wor thy being foreman. The affair had been made rather sensational as will be seen below, and hence some excitement was caused. The inquiry had been previously opened and ad- journed, it being held in consequence of some state- ment made by the parish sexton as to the disposal of the body of the child. On the names of the jury bein"' called, it was found that one of them. Mr. Mose^ Roberts, was absent, and on being sent for, it was said he was gone to London. The Coroner commented on his conduct in thus absenting himself, and said he should have to report the fact to the Court of Quarter Sessions, thart he failed to appear in pursuance "of his recognisances. The following is the evidence of Samuel Vaughan, the St. Asaph sexton, who had been the cause of the inquestOn Sunday, September 28th, I was in the churchyard at St. Asaph, when Robert Foulkes, of SaJer, came and asked me if I would bury a child on the sly, and I said I would. He said "It is my aunt's child, and we want to bury it as sly as we possibly can because she has bsen in bed so many years, and so many carriages going there, it will harm us for our lifetime if found out! Asked when he could bring it, and he said "I'll see you to-morrow." He then asked me to the White Horse. I went, asked for a private room, and got one. He called for ale, which was brought, T didn't touch my ale, but went to put the gas nut at the church, and we went out together. After I had put the gas out I went home, but afterwards went and told Sergeant Parry what had happened, and I then went back to the White Horse and drank my beer. After being home I went up to Robert Foulkes' house and saw his wife. This was about 10.30 at night. I asked if he was at home, and she said she had not seen him since he came to see me. I then said I wanted to see him particularly and that I must have a certificate from Denbigh before I could bury the child. On the Tuesday afterwards, Robert Foulkes came again to the Hand Tavern at 20 minutes to ten at night. He asked me to go as soon as I could as his mother and wife, had gone up with the child. I said I would meet them there, I went there and stood by the cemetery wall. A woman come up to the right hand side wall of the cemetery yard. I being in the cemetery yard. I said "Where is the child?" At the time Foulkes and his wife were standing close to the woman. She replied "There it is," and handed me over the wall a^ box, and asked me to open the gate. I asked Foulkes had he a certificate and he said "no." I said I could not bury it and locked it up in the chapel. When I returned I saw nothing of Foulkes, his wife, nor mother. I went to Sergeant Parry and he returned with me to the cemetery. We opened the box and found that it contained a child. Left it there and locked it up. Next morning I went to the Rev. Mr. Sturkey and told him all that had happened. On Wednesday night Mrs. Foulkes came to the parish church about 7.30 and asked "Why have you not buried the child yet?" I said did I not tell you that I could not do so with- out a certificate," I shewed her the sort of certificate I must have and said I would bury it in a minute if she brought one. Asked her who the midwife was and she said Ann Pierce. Sergeant Parry asked her if she con- veyed it from Pontyddol to St. Asaph without any body knowing, and she replied that she did. Sergeant Parry told her to be careful, she had that child in her house two days without burying it. Samuel Vaughan now wanted to add something to his evidence but both coroner and jury agreed that it was unnecessary. Ann Pierce, Pontyddol, near Llannefydd, said that Sarah Foulkes, who was living with an invalid aunt, was taken ill a week last Saturday morning. She came out of the house and called upon witness's daughter to come to her in a minute, and she did so. Witness also went there immediately, and found Sarah Foulkes had given birth to a child. She attended to both to the best of her ability. The child was born alive. She nursed it, and her daughter attended to the mother. Sent to St. Asaph for Sarah Foulkes' mother, who came soon afterwards. The child was born at eight o'clock on the morning of Saturday, and she nursed it till night; the child suffering from severe convulsions, and having fits. and in one of the fits the child, which was a boy, died. The child was very black all over, except his face and neck. She remained there all night. The girl's mother (Eliza Foulkes) said she would take the child to St. Asaph to have it buried in their own burial ground, and she took the child away with her. The child had been dead in the house from Saturday night till Sunday night. The Jury expressed the opinion that the witness had given her evidence in a very straightforward manner. Sergeant Parry Did anything take place between you and Eliza Foulkes before the removal of the child? Witness Yes; this much. I told her that it was necessary to have a certificate from Denbigh, and she said that she would see Mr. S. Vaughan about that. From the birth to the death, the child was not out of her hands. Thomas Llewelyn Browne, surgeon, St. Asaph, said on the morning of October 3rd, I conducted a post mortem examination upon a. male child. The child was evidently of premature birth, and bore the marks of being born alive, and properly attended to. Upon making an examination of the internal organs, the lungs showed evidence that it had lived some hours; stomach contained a trace of a fluid, which may be food. The child was from a six to seven months' child, and in my opinion it died from inanition. The jury said they wished to hear no further evidence. The Coroner said he was very glad, indeed, that the affair had taken the course it had, and pleased at the kind of testimony the woman Ann Pierce had given, and agreed with the jury that she gave it fairly and un- reservedly. He was sorry that he could not say the same of the evidence given by Samuel Vaughan, the sexton, both at the opening of the inquiry and his attempt to add to it now. He certainly did not then, nor did he even now feel satisfied with the way he gave his evidence, and he was glad that the evidence that day quite did away with any impression that of Vaughan's may have caused. He felt very strongly that Vaughan wished and tried to colour what took place between himself and the Foulkses. The jury here said they quite agreed with the Coroner that Vaughan's evidence was both unsatisfactory and very curious. The Coroner said they had the evidence of Ann Pierce that she took charge of the child at its birth, and that it was not out of her care until it died, and then to strengthen that they had the evidence of the doctor that had made a post mortem, examination. On that account he was glad that the jury considered with him that it was necessary to have a post mortem examination, because now they were in a better position to come to a satisfactory conclusion, for the doctor's evidence fully confirmed that of Ann Pierce, the midwife. The Foreman said that as the man Ffoulkes was alleged to have played a prominent part in the matt er perhaps it would have been as well if he had been tbere: l The Coroner said it was not necessary. They had to inquire as to the cause of death it did not so much matter to them as to the body after death, and Foulkes was only said to have been mixed up in it after the death of the child. Mr. Powell said that the only good Foulkes' evidence would have done would have been to have cleared up or rebutted the clumsy evidence, of Samuel Vaughan, the sexton. TIW Coroner said the only good feature lie could attach to Vaughan's evidence was that it led to the inquiry, which had cleared up the whole matter, and, perhaps, if the inquest had not been held, all sorts of surmises would have gone out. The jury* immediately returned a verdict that the child died from natural causes, adding that they believed it had proper attention. In thanking the jury for their attendance, the Coroner mentioned as a pleasing, and, at the same time, a some- what unusual circumstance, that the jurors were all able to readily write their own names. It rarely happened, for generally some of the jurors had to sign with a cross. He took it as an indication that the jury was composed of jurors of more than ordinary intelligence and education. This was the first inquest held in the city by the new Coroner, and it was remarked that it was conducted with exceptional ability.
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THE CHURCH CONGRESS, Sermons were preached at Swansea, on Tuesday, by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Winchester, introductory to the proceedings of the Church Congress. The inaugural address was delivered by the Bishop of St. David's, who spoke of the general scope and value of such Congresses, of the necessity to avoid the danger of making them the. battle-ground of different classes of thought in the Church, and of the peculiar position of the Church of England in Wales. In the evening the Bishop of Winchester read a paper on the causes of, and remedy for, dissent. HIGHER EDUCATION IN WALES. The Bishop of St. Asaph delivered an address on this subject. In the course of it, his Lordship remarked:— The student who had neglected, or been deprived of an early training, iinds it difficult to concentrate his atten- tion on a given subject. In no country has the truth of these remarks been more sadly illustrated than in our own. Far be it from me to depreciate the advantages conferred on the Principality by the old grammar schools. To them the Church in Wales was indebted for some of its ablest ministers. But as the same teachers had to supply the intermediate and such higher education as was then received, it cannot be wondered at that their deficiency should have ap- peared in such strong light to Bishop Burgess and his fellow-workers as to induce them for eighteen years to set apart a tenth of their income to provide a remedy. The foundation of St. David's College, Lampeter, was the result of their efforts. Its lecture rooms were soon filled by men who had received their preliminary training at the grammar schools. But the supply was ere long exhausted. Parents were deterred from sending their sons to the grammar schools when they found that they could not be ordained without a further course of education at the college, the expense of which was beyond their means. Under these circumstances the college had to choose one of two altenlatives-diminished members, or the admis- of unprepared students. Various expedients were tried to promote the efficiency of the institution. Royal charters were granted, and an increased endowment secured, and the power of conferring the degrees of B.A., and B.D. given, "With the view of provid- ing that the course of education should be extended so as to be equivalent to the ordinary course for a Bachelor's degree in the Universitits of Oxford and Cambridge." But, notwithstanding all this, the results have not been what might have been hoped for. It may be well to inquire what is the ordinary standard reached by those who win scholarships, and what encouragement the friends of higher education may derive from the success which attends such a provision. The principal of Jesus College, Oxford, an ardent promoter of higher educa- tion, tells us that the holders of such exhibitions and scholar-hips at Jesus College find themselves at a disadvantage in the university, and that little credit is attached to their position as scholars that the college loses both intellectually and socially on their account. To remedy this the authorities of the college have even proposed to throw open to all comers half the scholar- ships and exhibitions now restricted to candidates from Wales. The principal readily admits "that young Welshmen, who enter the university well prepared, have won, and are proud of their honours." But they are few and far between. W hen men of education and scientific training are called for to till important oiiices in their own country, it too frequently happens that no Welshmen are prepared to respond to the call. Can we wonder at this when we consider the difficulty which a young Welshman of average ability, but of limited means, has to encounter in obtaining that higher in- struction which is within reach of so much larger a number of young Irishmen and Scotchmen. He has not an equally fair start. He is too heavily weighted in the race. He consequently lags behind, and is debarred from many a sphere of useful labour for which he might have been fitted if he had enjoyed equal advantaged with his neighbours. If the competition between different nationalities or individuals is to be heaithy and fair, tney muct be equally equipped. Except on this ground it is impossible to account for the back- ward state of so tiiriity, careful, industrious, and shrewd a people as the Weisli. The only remedy suggested by some is to multiply schools, increase their efficiency, and prepare students for the English universities. If it were only the few, and not the many, who stood in need of a higher education, this might meet the difficulty. But while it is true that a very small portion of ttie Welsh people can atford to send their sons to Oxford and Cambridge, the vast majority are too poor to avail themselves of the advan- tage. If the same classes in Wales were to receive higher education as enjoy that Denefit in Scotland (and I do not propose to discuss the question with those who do not approve of the extension of higher education in Wales as far as is practically the case in Scotland and Ireland), not only mu-t Wales have a university to her- self, but that university must provide instruction at a cost which they can meet. The discussion was carried on at some length by Dr. Harper, Jesus College, Oxford; Rev. D. J. Davies, Rev. Chancellor Phillips, the Lord Bishop of Llandaft, Lord Aberdare, and otliers. THE CHURCH IN WALES. On Wednesday an important discussion took place on The Church in Wales." The question was dealt with in different lights, and papers were read by Canon E. Lewis and Prebendary Davey, and the principal speakers were Canon G. Griffiths and Archdeacon Griffiths. There appeared to be a general opinion in favour of the clergy in Wales being acquainted with Welsh as well as the English language. On Thursday "The past and present condition of the Church in Wales was discussed. The Bishop of BANGOR read the irst paper, in which he proposed to contine his remarks chiefly to the period which followed the Revolution of 1688. It had been a common thing to discover that the Church of the people the Church which ought to have instructed them, failed to do so. There was no want really of power, but it was the care which was necessary, and the desire to do good which was wanting. Indeed, they were told in earlier periods that in the Principality the old superstitions which had been handed down from the times of heathenism were allowed to linger, because the Church took no pains to remove them and no trouble to point out the then existing errors in many Churches. No sermon was preaciied for years together, unless they were learned English discourses to an ignorant Welsh population. They had, it was true, the Bible and Common Prayer-book printed in their own lauguage, which they could turn to for instruction, but wiiat they wanted was to hear the living voice preaching the Gospel of our Lord. Such was the state of things when Griffith Jones sounded the alarm and succeeded in striking a chord which went deep into the hearts of the Welsh people. He succeeded in establishing circulating schools; he went from town to town teaching the people; he founded a training college for schoolmasters; and the results of his labours just as they were would have been far greater had they been better supported. Hungry souls came to him from parishes which were not under his care. Others came not, and the question arose whether he ought to go to them. He did not like to break down the parochial system, which then, as now, was good in theory, but was not sufficient to insure the religious teaching of the people; but Griffith Jones, as did Owen Harris, lived and died in the Church; so did all the earnest and gifted men who joined in the movement from 1709 down to 1811, when the formal separation occurred. The violent opposition came chiefly from the people themselves. Abuses of great magnitude existed. There were incum- bents holding several livings, and caring little for their flocks, who were left in the charge of poorly-paid curates. All they really cared for was the revenues of their parishes. He was satisfied that the Welsh people were most devout, and if they preferred a sermon to prayers, it was simply the fault of the clergyman, and the slovenly and unimpressive way in which the latter were read. He was glad. however, to observe the marked improvement which had occurred during the last 30 years in this respect. It was easy to pull down, but not so easy to build up, and what they really wanted was, men, good, earnest men, whose desire was not to give all their time to the rich, but were willing to minister among the poor people of Wales. He would only say, in conclusion, that the attempt to stint the Welsh language by introducing the Engiish was absurd in itself, and was disloyal to the Church. (Cheers). The Dean of BANGOR read the next paper. He said that the wording of the subject was significant. Until the 12th century the Church was the Church of Wales, but Norman force subjected St. David's to Canterbury, and changed the Church of Wales to a Church in Wales. (Hear, hear). In 1715 there were 35 Nonconformist chapels in Wales. The Stuarts imported into the Principality numbers of strange Churchmen, who knew not and cared not for the people, and the fountain hearts of religious lite in the Church became frozen. Then earnest Nonconformist ministers arose, Baptist, Congregational, and Methodist. New fountains were opened in the wilderness, and in time the 35 chapels became 3,000. (Hear, hear.) The water forced itself outwards when its true channels were choked. The worshippers belonging to those bodies above 10 years of age numbered 686,220, of whom 656,000 worshipped in Welsh. It was said by some that, these were paper adherents of dissent, but paper adherents did not give money, and the Nonconformists of Wales con- tributed over £300,000 a year. (Cheers.) The Church had lost five-sixths of the Welsh-speaking people. In Wales there were published 12 newspapers 16 uui&azhies, » and a large number of books, and the jreat majority of these were written by Nonconformists for Nonconfor- mists. were facts which some might wish oo aide, and which he would be declared, perhaps, a very unsafe man for disclosing; but he b.dieved' in the principle of truth against she wodd. (Cheers). To con- •'P aililielits not to eurd disease, but to pernetuate lhe Church should be judged ast lie Churc'n of the A elsa-speaking psople, and not as the Church of the '•;il disu xxesiaents of the Priiicuxuity. He did not y-^pair of the future of the Church.' It h id a great future before it but there should arise in earnest body of pastors who were to speak with power in their own language to the warm hearts of the religion-loving Welsh people. Let them have men able and willing to go direct to the hearts of the people, and they would find the spring of dissent drying up.
LATEST MARKETS. CORN MARKETS. LIVERPOOL, Friday. With a poor attendance at our market a fair business has been done in wheat at the rates of Tuesday, except spring wheat which is easier. Californian 10s. (id. to 118. • r!mr f.rom scarcity rather dear. Indian corn yinixed American) 5s. 7d. per cental; beans (Ecryr)tian) 7s. 4d. to 7s. 8id.; peas (Canadian), 7s. (id. i LODU:, Friday. "Vv heat sold quietly, but at steady prices. Oats weaker owing to large foreign import. Flour firm. Maize, beans, and barley steady, and tending against the buyer.
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