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I QU ARTER SESSIONS. 0 FLINTSHIRE. T- c Quarter Scions for Flintshire were commenced in last. Present P. P. Pennant, D.-paty Chairman (in the chair) Sir W. G. WUlkr. Uod.dwycclnu. Hon. G. T. Kuiuon, Llaaercli Panna, Ellesmere. Colonel Cooke, Mold. H. C. Raikes, Esq., U.P., Oualow-square, London. Rev. T. H. G. Pule°ton, Worthenbuvy A. Mesham. Esq., Ponmiffydd, Rhyl. C. G. ii. R. C iuwy, Esq., Bodrhyddan. A. F. Jon. s, Esq.. Sandown-terraco, Chester. "V*. H. Gladstone, Esq., il.P., Leeswood Hall. W Cooke, Esq. W. B. Buddicom, Esq., Penbedw. W. H. Bu'ldicom, E,-q., POubedvl, jloid, T. G. Dixon, I'.sq Pre^tafyu St. John CharPon, Esq., Holywell. R Prost, Ecl.. Lime Cie-.ter. R. V. Kyrke, Esq., NantyfErith. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The County Surveyor sent his report, with a medical certificate of illness. His report dealt with the damage which had been done to the various bridges by the re- cent storms. and contained several recommendations with regard to them. The bridges named were St. Asaph, Llong, Lees'.vood, Halkyn, and Pont Dafodd. Most of the recommendations were left for the present. THE MILITIA BARRACKS. Mr. T. T. KELLY said that he had written to the War Department in reference to the question of in- suring the Militia Barracks, and the reply was to the effect that it was not customary for the War Depart- mrar: to undertake the insurance of barracks, but indi- cated that as they had undertaken the care and repair of the premises, it was perhaps unnecessary to insure them. As there was no detinite statement that the Department would rebuild in case of the barracks being burnt down, the Clerk again wrote asking if the Office would undertake such responsibility. The reply was that the Department would undertake a lease of the premises for 21 years, and asking the Clerk to forward a lease for their approval. The Clerk further stated that in the lease he would insert a clause throwing the responsibility of rebuilding in case of fire on the Depart- ment. THE HIGHWAY COMMITTEE. The CHAIRMAN stated that the Highway Committee had met that morning, and their first recommendation was in regard to the bye-laws. It would be remembered that they wait into the question two sessions ago, and on that oil th.,37 adopted, with but a few exceptions, the model o} t-laws issued by the Local Government I Board. Those bye-laws had been sent to the Local Government Board for their approval, and the Board had returned them with a few alterations. The first one was exceedingly slight, it being to the effect that the term" ca, t" should be left out, as such indicated a vehicle with two wieelf, and by the bye-laws vehicles of four wheels were understood. This was the only change with regard to the ordinary bye-laws. In regard to the Locomotive Bye-Laws they made greater objections. He thought the principal objections would be sketched in tie letter which he would read. The letter was to the effect that, in going over the bye-laws in question, the Board thought the hours stipulated for locomotives were prohibitive. In many other places a muca longer time was allowed, and tliev recommended the expediency of a reconsideration of Clause I. As it was inconvenient to have different times in adjoining counties, the CHAIRMAN" expressed an opinion that they should make their hours similar to those in the county of Denbigh, which was from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. He believed the bye-laws were in force which stiDulated these hours, but he had heard that alterations were proposed. He thought an agreement should be come to between them and the Denbigh magistrates in regard to the matter. He moved that the recommendation of the Highway Committee be adopted. Mr. W. H. BUDDICOM moved that the hours be those at present in force in Denbigh and Chester. Mr. ICuKEs seconded. Colonel CCOKE seconded the Chairman's motion. The Hon. GioRGE KEXYOX said he thought the hours of ten to six would prohibit the running of locomotives, and in justice to the public such would not be right. The question was whether they should run by day or by night. For his own part he would prefer to meet them by day. However, he did not live in that part of the country, nor did he go home late from dinners. (Laughter). On being put to the vote there were eight for the amendment and nine for the Chairman's motion. The CHAIRMAN said there were one or two other little matters in connection with the bye-laws, but they were not worthy of notice. THE HIGHWAY ACT AND THE STREETS OF MOLD. The CHAIRMAN said an application had been received from the Local Board of Mold in regard to the Mold road. There were certain streets within the district which were formerly turnpike roads, and there were others which were not so. The application was that certain streets which had been turnpike roads should be declared main roads under the act, and that half the expenditure upon these streets should be paid out of the county rate, also that other roads which had been turnpike, should be declared main roads on the same conditions. The Highway Committee had given a great deal of consideration to the application, which thev thought raisid a brg-e question and one which could not be settled offhand, and as the question did not require practical settlement until the 25th March next, they thought in the first instance they ought to apply to the LocSl Government Board for information in regard to the intention of the act in regard to streets. Further, if the county rate was to be liable for half the repairs of streets they need to know what those repairs would include. W ould they include simply a portion of the cost of maintenance of the roadway, or would it include the kerbs and pavements? Again would the watering and sweeping of the streets be included? Under all the circumstances the committee were not prepared to make any recommendations on the subject at present, but hoped to do so at the next Court. THE MODE OF COLLECTING THE HIGHWAY-RATE. The CHAIRMAN said a great deal of inconvenience had undoubtedly been caused owing to the division of the county into townships, and the fact that the precepts for the rate had to be issued to the waywardens of the'' different townships, and not to the overseers of the poor. The consequence was that the rates were collected separately. The system was more expensive and more troublesome, and consequently the Highway Committee recommended—and were prepared to carry out the matter in the proper legal way-that notice be given of the intention at tne next Quarter Sessions to vary the final order in regard to highway districts in that county by incorporating all the townships into several poor-law parishes, the waywardens to be elected not by each township, but by the parishes themselves. Where the parish was large a large number could be appointed, and where the parish was small a small number could be appointed. In fact they could adopt the system as that in existence in regard to the election of guardians. The advantages of such were considerable, and it was a matter which affected all. The committee did not wish to override the wishes of the highway districts or to dictate to them in any way. It was a question which could only be settled through Quarter Sessions, and the committee were anxious that the highway districts should take the matter into their consideration, and be prepared to give their views on the subject. In the district with which he was con- nected there was a very strong feeling in favour of get- ting rid of the townships and of adopting the poor law boundaries. He understood that the same wish pre- vailed in Holywell and Mold. In regard to the Hawarden district, he had not heard their views, but no doubt if they found that the other districts adopted the plan, and that it proved more economical and saved trouble, they would follow in the same wake. How- ever, the committee would give notice that the subject would be taken into consideration at the next Quarter Sessions, when they hoped to have the views of the various boards themselves to guide them. The next question was whether any alteration of the boundaries was desirable. For instance, Halkyn was inconveniently joined to Mold, and would prefer to be joined to Holy- well. This change should also be carried out if possible at the same time. POLICE MATTERS. The CHAIRMAN read a letter received from Colonel Cobbe, the Inspector of the Constabulary. It was dated the 29th of August last, and called the attention of the Board to the premises at present used as police stations at Rhyl and Mold, which the Colonel said were in an unsatisfactory state. In other respects his inspection had given him every satisfaction in regard to the men, clothing, books, and arrangements. The CHAIRMAN said the Police Committee had had the letter before them, and they recommended in regard to Rhyl that the Chief Constable should confer with the Magistrates of tke Rhyl division and report at the next Quarter Sessions on the lock-up there. They were perfectly aware that at Rhyl the station-house was an insufficient one, but it was a question whether it would be wise to add to the present buildings or obtain a new site. In regard to Mold, it was a very old story. No doubt they were aware that plans were in existence for a new lock-up and station-house in Mold. The only reason why they had not proceeded was that they were in doubt with regard to what would become of the Militia Barracks. Now, however, that question was settled, and they could look at the other one without the previous interruption. If they thought proper they could proceed at once with those new buildings, but, no doubt, they would think the present was hardly a proper time to launch into bricks and mortar, owing to the recent unseasonable summer, and the great expense they would be put to in regard to the repairs to the bridges, &c. He thought it would be desirable for the Committee who had had the matter of the new premises under their consideration to look to the old building and see if a couple of additional rooms built on the space at the back would not provide sufficient accommodation for the present. (Hear, hear). Eventually it was agreed to adopt the Chairman's suggestions. THE CLOSE SEASON FOR WILD FOWL. Sir W. WILLIAMS formally moved that the close season for wild fowl be changed from the 15th February to the 12th July to the 15th March and 10th August. Colonel COOKE seconded the motion, which was carried. J THE PROPOSED SALE OF MOLD PRISON. Mr. RAIKES said as that was an opportunity for "the ( last time of asking" he ventured to suggest that they should take into consideration the question "Whether j c or not they would make some representation to the Ie Government with a view to prevent the sale of that valuable property known as Mold Prison. (Hear, hear). He supposed none of them cherished any hopo of a re-opening of the prison, but it did seem a great pity that the property should be sacrificed, for they must be all aware that its value was far more than would be realised by its public sale. He thou .ht they would be doing less than their duty if they did not take some steps to prevent the sale, and he thought they may pa -s a resolution which would clear them of any responsi- bility in the matter. If the Government did carry out the sale he feared it would incur great expense upon the county in future. Probably they could not prevent it, but they may show to the county that they were free from the rash and reckless course the Government were taking. He would propose That this court, having regard to the prospective requirements of the State for additional prison accommodation, and also to the special suitability of the county prison of Mold (now disused) for that purpose, is of opinion that the sale of that building now contemplated must involve the sacrifice of very valuable public property, and an unnecessary ex- penditure at some future time of public money, and that the Clerk of the Peace be requested to communicate this resolution to the Secretary of State for the Home Department." Rev. T. G. PULESTON They will stand a little squeezing, as we have found in regard to the Militia Barracks. (Laughter). Colonel COOKE seconded Mr. Raikes motion. He said it could not be too well known that they were com- pelled to build the prison and that they built in accord with all the new and model improvements and it was reported to be one of the best prisons in the kingdom. He thought it a great pity to sell that prison which cost them E94,000 in building. The motion was carried unanimously. COUNTY AND POLICE RATES. The CHAIRMAN said that last year they ordered seven-eights of a penny for the county rate and six- eights for a police rate. At the present time the police account looked better than it did last year, but on the other hand the county rate was not in such a good position. The costs would be exactly met if they ordered the same total amount of rate, but divide it thus one penny and one-eighth county rate and four- eighths police rate. They should bear in mind that whilst they ordered a similar amount of rates as last year they had a considerably larger amount of work to do with it. The rates were ordered. THE CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The CHIEF CONSTABLE reported that during the year ending September 20th, (;7 indictable offences were re- ported, 39 were apprehended, 30 bailed or committed for trial, as against til offences, 43 apprehensions, and 28 committals. In cases disposed of summarily, 1,752 persons were summoned. 1,512 were convicted, as against 1,729 summoned, and 1,498 convicted in the year 1878. Out of 1,752 persons summarily proceeded against 30 were for assaults on the police, 256 common assaults, 421 for drunkenness, and (;3 for vagrancy, as against 18 assaults on the police, 207 common assaults, 527 drunken- ness, and 79 vagrancies last year. Vagrants and tramps relieved during the year 4,096, as against 4,417 in 1878. This concluded the ordinary county business, and the court rose until the following day. TRIAL OF PRISONERS.—WEDNESDAY. Before P. P. Pennant, Esq. (chairman), Col. Cooke, H. C. Raikes, Esq., M.P., W. B. Buddicom, Esq., W. H. Buddicom, Esq., Edward Thompson, Esq., W. Hancock, Esq. The following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY. Mr. Thomas Peters, Celyn (foreman). Mr. Fred. Dalton, Rhyl. Mr. C. H. R. Denman, Rhyl. Mr. Joseph Edwards, Pentre, Mold. Mr. Oliver Elwood, Golityn. Mr. J. W. M. Evaus. Flint. Mr. John Evans, Rhyl. Mr. John Foules, RJiyl. Mr. Edward Jones, Parketate, Northop. lr. Edward Vaughau Jones, Rhyl. Mr. J. Rhydwen Jones, Rhyl. Mr. John Jones, St. Asaph. Mr. John Lpe, Halton Hall. Mr. John Lluyd, Cileen. Mr. John Mansbridge, Gwernymyndd. Mr, John Price, Mold. Mr. Daniel Shcai. Brougliton. Mr. Thomas Taylor, Hartsheath, and Mr. John B. Williams, Rhyl. The CHAIRMAN, in his address to the Grand Jury, congratulated them on the lightness of their duties, there being but six prisoners for trial, and two being coupled in two cases, there were really only four cases for hearing. Three were cases of larceny, and the fourth one of false pretences, all being of so simple a character that they required no remarks from him. But, light as their duties were, probably next year, with the same amount of crime, they would be still lighter, for, by an Act passed last sessions, the power of justices acting in petty sessions were very con- siderably increased, for, whereas now they could only deal with cases in which the value of property involved did not amount to more than 5s., by the late Act it was extended to 40s. that was, of course, with the consent of the prisoner. The tendency of the Act, too, was to mitigate the first punishment, but for second offences the Act left things pretty much as they were. The learned Chairman then dismissed the jury to their duties. STEALING A CLOAK AT HAWARDEN. A man and wife, named John and Ellen Shove, were indicted for stealing a cloak, the property of Isabella Davies, from the Fox Inn, at Hawarden, oil the 28th of August. The cloak was lost on the day in question, and some time afterwards the male prisoner and his daughter were going through Buckley, the girl wearing the cloak, which was at once identified. The male prisoner was asked what explanation he had to make. He answered that he had bought it at a pawnshop in Chester, and had the bill, but the bill had not been produced. The female prisoner, when asked about it, said she had bought it at her door for 5s. Mr. Ignatius Williams appeared for the prosecution, and Air. Swetenham for the defence. Several witnesses gave the prisoners an excellent character, on the strength of which the jury found them not guilty. THE CASE OF BOOT STEALING. Harriet Davies, of Milfnrcl-street, a respectable woman, pleaded guilty to stealing two pairs of shoes, the property of Mrs. Williams, High-street, in June and September last. She was sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour, the Chairman severely condemning the practice of leaving articles outside of premises, which was a direct inducement to theft. STEALING PORK AT CONNAH'S QUAY. Edward Mansley, sawyer, aged 53, and JVm. Bennett, aged 35, mariner, were indicted with stealing a quantity of pork, the property of Thomas Evans, from a vessel named Margaret Lewis, on the 9th of October. Bennett pleaded guilty and Mansley not guilty. It appeared that a barrel containing 1501bs. was placed on the deck of the vessel in question and locked. It was taken therefrom, and in the morning of the next day P.C. Pearson and the prosecutor went to the house of Mansley, where a quantity of pork weighing 701bs. was found. They then went to where Mansley was employed and charged him with the theft. He denied it, but afterwards said it was a bad job," and the following day admitted to Pearson he had received the pork. Mr. Swetenham defended. The jury found Mansley guilty of receiving. Wm. Bennet was sent to prison for four months, Ed. Mansley for eight months, both with hard labour. FALSE PRETENCES. Walter G. Dubois alias Richmond, was indicted for unlawfully obtaining from A. W. Merridew, of Rhyl, one gun, a gold Geneva watch, a gold signet ring, and other articles, by false pretences, representing that he wanted them for Captain Grey who was then dead about a fortnight previously. The articles were obtained on the 2nd of October, 1878, and the prisoner was apprehended as he was leaving Winchester Gaol the other day. The prisoner was well educated and spoke with a German accent, and put the prosecutor to a long and interesting cross- examination. Mr. Theophilus Pritchard, of the Railway Inn, Pen- sarn, Abergele, said the prisoner went to his house on the 3rd, engaged a sitting room, a trap, ordered a dinner, and borrowed a sovereign. Then he lost sight of the prisoner and the sovereign. P.C. Denson apprehended the prisoner at Winchester, who admitted to the officer he had done wrong, and would be punished for it. The prisoner then addressed the jury at considerable length, saying he intended paying for the articles he received had he but obtained time and opportunity. The prisoner was found guilty, and was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment whith hard labour. Before Colonel Cooke, Mr. Raikes, M.P., and Mr. Thompson. AN APPEAL CASE. At the conclusion of the criminal business, a case of appeal was heard. It was an appeal from the decision of the Rhyl and St. Asaph Magistrates, who had con- victed Mr. J. Lloyd, of the Royal Hotel, Rhyl, for cruelty to animals in working a mare on the 21st of August, from Rhyl to Bodelwyddan, on the 21st and 24th of August, the convictions being dated the 22nd and 29th September. It was clearly proved that the mare was in a bad state on those days. Mr. Higgins, instructed by Mr. William Davies, was for the appellant, and Mr. Swetenham, instructed by Mr. George, for the respondents. It was contended that the party convicted should have been the driver and not the proprietor. Besides. it was hard that two summonses should have been granted for offences within three days, which were heard before two benches of magistrates, while the second offence had been commited before the first was heard. It was contended that the appellant took no part whatever in the matter, and neither caused nor procured the injury which was admitted the horse had received. Evidence was called to prove that the appellant had no personal knowledge of the fact that the horse was worked on the last of the days in question, and after a lengthy discussion, their Worships retired to consider their judgment. On their return to Court, the Chair- man said the case was a most difficult one, but they had jiven it their best attention, and arrived at the con- lusion to give the appellant the benefit of the doubt, ] ;hough they could not free him from all blame. The ] sonviction, would, therefore be quashed, but without ■< :osts on either side. ] This concluded the business. (
DENBIGHSHIRE. The county business was commenced on Thursday, at twelve: o'clock, at the County Hall, Wrexham. The following magistrates assembled for the transaction of business :— T. Hughes, Esq.. Yslrad, Chairman. P. II. t.'hambivs, Esq., Llysmeirchion C. S. Mairovat-ing, Eq., Galltfa/. nan Captain Conrau, Ruabon Lieut.-Colonel B. G. D. Cooke, Pentrehobin, Mold G. Osborne Morgan, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Brymbo Hall William Low, Esq., Roseneath, Wrexham Rev W. V. Williams, Llandrillo, Conway Captain A. Best, Corwen Captain A. Mesham, Pontvuffydd, Rhyl. Sir R. A. Cunliffe, B'1rt., Acton Park, Wrexham J. E. Jesse, E-q., Llanbedr Hall, Ruthin Archibald Peel, Esq., The Gerwyn, Wrexhaia T. LI. Eiiz-Hugh, E-q PLispower H. R. Hughes, Esq., Kiiuiiel Captain Grillitk-Boseawen, Trev,ilyn Major W. Cornwallis West, Ruthin Castle F. H. Barker, Esq., Llyndir W. Corbet Yale, Esq., Pias yn Yale, Corwen Wat kin Williams, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Plas Draw Rev. II. H. Howard, St. Asaph E. Evans, Esq., Bronwylfa, Ruabon Alfre,10. Walker, Esq., Nanty-glyn, Conway. Major Birch, Maes Elwy The officials present included Mr. J. Peers, Ruthin, Clerk of the Peace; Mr, J. R. Heaton, Denbigh, treasurer Mr. R. Ll. Williams, Denbigh, surveyor Major Leadbetter, Wrexham, chief constable &c. NEW MAGISTRATES. The following justices qualified T. Chilton, Esq., The Elms, Gresford Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Warter Meredith, Pentre Bychan; Edward Lewis Ashwort'h, Esq., Towyn OwenSlaney Wynne, Esq., PlasNewydd, Ruabon George Arthur Fearnley, Esq., Cerrig Ruabon George Arthur Fearnley, Esq., Cerrig Llwydion, Denbigh. FIYE-LAWS. The CLERK of the PEACE submitted the bye-laws in reference to the working of traction engines. The bye- laws provided that the hours of prohibition be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except when the engine was used for purely agricultural purposes. Colonel COOKE said that at the last Quarter Sessions for the county of Flint the magistrates had before them a communication from the Government saying that it was not desirable that adjoining counties should have differ- ent hours of prohibition. The letter went on to say that the county of Denbigh had under consideration the subject of altering the present hours to 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Court of Quarter Sessions for Flint asked Captain Mesharn and himself to bring the subject before that Court with a view to the hours being' made the same in both counties. It was decided that the hours in Flint- shire be 4 to 12, but Captain Mesham and hilw:df had authority to say that the county of Flint would change the above to any hour between two and six if Denbigh- shire would. prefer. Flintshire had adopted 4 to 12, believing that the Act did not mean that such hours should be decided on as would prohibit the use of the engines. Mr. PEERS said he believed the hours decided on for Denbighshire were too severe. Colonel COOKE said lie would venture to move that the hours for Denbighshire be the same as those adopted in Flintshire, viz., four to twelve. He said he believed that it was never intended by the Act that such hours should be adopted as would practically prohibit the use of the traction engine. The Board in London were of the same opinion. If these engines could not be used by day they could not be used at all, because they could not get access to railways nor works by night. "Conse- quently the hours suggested in the bye-laws would be practically prohibitive. Captain GRIFFITH-BOSCAWEN snid he, for one, ob- jected to the motion, because it gave too much latitude. Captain MESHAM seconded Colonel Cooke's motion. Mr. PEERS said the eight prohibitory hours must be eight consecutive hours. Major WEST asked upon what grounds the county of Flint decided their hours ? Colonel COOKE said the grounds were these. The Act did not mean to prohibit these engines, and therefore what would practically be prohibitive hours should not be decided on. Moreover, the large red lights which these engines were compelled to carry were most likely to frighten horses by night. The Rev. R. H. HOWARD said he understood that the hours were carried by a very narrow majority at the court in Flint. He thought the fact that the Local Government Board had not objected to their bye-laws was a proof that they did not think the hours unreason- able. Captain MESIIAM said he was very sorry that he had not the letter with him which was sent to the magis- trates of Flintshire, for it stated that it was very de- sirable that they should have the same hours in both counties, and it purported that the county of Denbigh had under consideration a proposal to alter the hours in their bye-laws. Major WEST said he understood that the question had been very carefully gone into, and it seemed to him to be rather curious that they should be asked to change their hours to satisfy a neighbouring county. (Hear, hear). He thought the neighbouring county should make a change to satisfy themselves. (Hear, hear). Rev. R. H. HOWARD said the city of Chester had adopted the same hours as those for Denbighshire. Captain COOKE pointed out that one was an urban and the other a rural district. "S Major WEST moved, as an amendment, that the Court adhere to the bye-laws as they stood. Captain GRIFFITH-BOSCAWEN seconded the motion. Mr. A. O. WALKER mentioned a case where a road over which a traction engine passed was in excellent condition and another, a highway, over which no engine passed, which was in a very bad state. He had no interest in traction engines himself, but he thought it a pity that the resources of the county should not be developed by these engines. It was also a pity that the Court should lay itself open to a charge of legislating for those who kept carriages. Under all considerations, he should vote for the motion. Mr. G. OSBORNE MORGAN said he could speak with Treat feeling on this point, because he nearly had a very rious accident through one of these engines. He did '1" dispute the utility of them, but, at the same time, no one would doubt that they involved a great deal of danger and the question was how that danger could be minimised. A very large proportion of people went in carriages or on horseback by day, and the proper course would be to allow these engines to run when there were the fewest number of horses about. There- fore he did not think, if they considered the question carefully, that they were called on to alter their time because a neighbouring county had adopted different hours. After further discussion the motion was put to the meeting, when seven voted for it. There were for the amendment 14. Therefore the bye-laws will remain as before. Bye-laws in reference to the highways, with regula- tions as to the width of wheels of waggons and carts, and weights of loads, were next considered. The CLERK submitted a schedule of weights of loads, &c., to which Colonel COOKE an.d others took great objection. Mr. Peers admitted that alterations were necessary, and eventually a small committee were appointed to con- sider the schedule. In about two hours they reported having made a number of alterations. The schedule will be advertised shortly in the local papers. The whole of the bye-laws, including the alterations above referred to, were adopted. NEW MAGISTRATES FOR TII BOROUGH OF WREXHAM. Four new magistrates for the borough of Wrexham then took their oaths. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The SURVEYOR then read his report, which dealt with the condition of the county bridges. The report is in type, but owing to a pressure of matter at a late hour we are compelled to hold it over until next week. In regard to the proposed bridge at Maes Gwynedd, Captain BEST strongly opposed its erection, and ex- pressed a doubt as to the public character of the road leading to the suggested site. The Court decided not to erect a bridge here. In regard to the proposed bridge at Llewsog, Mr. Evan Morris, Wrexham, said he appeared on behalf of the landowners adjoining the proposed site. They believed a bridge would be a great public convenience and advantage, and if a bridge was erected at the point named in the Surveyor's report the landowners would agree to make the necessary approaches. He may also say that the townships had agreed to bear half the expense of the erection of the bridge. The importance of a bridge crossing the stream between Llanrhaiadr and Cyffylliog would perhaps be well known to many of the magistrates present and the Surveyor, and therefore he would say nothing on that point. If the Court should adopt the suggestion of the County Surveyor the land owners were prepared to enter into any arrangement the Court may think necessary in regard to the ap- proaches. The COUTY SURVEYOR said the estimated cost of the bridge was £130, and the half for the county would be £ 65. After a_ short discussion the court decided to con- tribute £ 65, on condition that the landowner give the tribute £ 65, on condition that the landowner give the land and widen the approaches. In regard to the Penffordd deg bridge the tenders submitted were referred to a committee of gentlemen for selection, they having power to accept the tender they preferred. It was also agreed to allow compensa- tion to Mr. Wynne's tenant as recommended. The various other recommendations and suggestions in the report were adopted, and the orders asked for granted. In regard to the new county buildings, Mr. WILLIAMS said he had placed a metre on the premises in accord- ance with the offer of the Water Company. In reference to the copper door the court declined to part with it unless it was needed for other military purposes. They would not permit it to be removed simply to be sold. THE COUNTY MAIN ROADS. The SURVEYOR made his first special report upon the condition of the main roads in the county. He complained that in many places the roads were concave instead of convex which prevented the water from run- ning off. He objected to metalling being put on the highways in the summer months, and recommended that the road scrapings should be removed by the owners or occupiers of land. Although complaints were made in some districts that the roads were cut up by timber traffic, in no instance had the clause for dealing with special traffic been made use of. In refer- ence to the Llangollen Highway Board, a claim was made for stock on main roads on the 29th September, L878, amounting to the half of £ 458 lis. 6d.-viz., C229 5s. 9d., the payment of which appeared to him to be not authorized by the Act. If by the claim now nade it was now proposed to show that the stock as well as the materials charged for up to the 25th March, L879, have all been put on the roads, a larger proportion >f material, as compared with the labour, had be«n used on these roads than any other that he was ac- t quainted with; as he found that by comparison 1 the team and manual .labour was somewhere t about double the cost of the materials. The claim sent in by the Llangollen Local Board had ] also a sum included for stock on the roads on the 29 th September, 1878, amoun ting toJE42 3s. He proposed to 1 withhold his certificate tmtil the court decided whether the charge for stock of materials was a proper one to i make. He asked permission to have certain suggestions c printed and circulated for the information of the High- way Surveyors. ] Appended was a statement, showing that the total 1 cost for the half year ending 25th March last for the repairs of the several main roads in the different districts, together with the average cost per mile. In regard to the claim made by the Llangollen Board, ,< after considerable discussion, in which Captain BEST took the greater Dart, the claim was allowed. The SURVEYOR stated that the length of "main" roads in the county was 149 miles and a half furlong, which were repaired at a total cost of £3,443 18s., being an average of 1:234; 9d. per mile. The Court resolved to increase the Surveyor's salary by 680 per annum for the additional labour and accom- panying expense of inspecting the roads under the provisions of the Highways Act. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. Major T. J. Leadbetter, reported in indictable offences, the number of crimes committed were 21; number appre- hended, 14; discharged, 5 committed for trial, 9; against the respective numbers in the corresponding quarter of 17, 12, 5, 7. In offences determined sum- marily, the number proceeded against were 596; dis- charged, 166 convicted, 480; corresponding quarter last year, 519, 65, 484. In petty larcenies determined under the Criminal Justices' Act the number of persons proceeded against were 28 discharged, 7 convicted, 21; corresponding quarter last year, 16, 1, 15. Value of property stolen amounted to £(j0 7s. 3d., of which £ 29 8s. 9d., has been recovered corresponding quarter, value stolen, 1:48 ] 6s. Id.; recovered, £ 41 14s. 5d. Crime and offences as compared with the corresponding quarter of last year shew an increase of 4 in indictable offences, 47 in offences determined summarily, and £ 11 lis. 2d. in the value of property stolen. Twenty-one indictable offences were reported during the year, and 14 persons apprehended, 5 of whom were discharged, and 9 committed for trial, as follows Housebreaking 2, breaking into shops,&c., 2, larceny 5 total, 9. 596 persons were proceeded against summarily, 335of whom were fined, 27 bound in cognizances, 30otlier punishments, and 82 committed to gaol for the following offences Assaults 9, bastardy 1, offences against the Game Laws 5, drunkenness 21, breach of bye-laws 1, malicious damage 1, Militia Act 1, Prevention of Crimes Act 2, neglecting to support family 2, Excise Acts 1, larceny 21, vagrancy 17 total 82. I recommend for the consideration of the Court the superannuation of Sergeant Thomas Jones, of Ruabon, and Sergeant Abel Jones, of Abergele. These officers have served respectively 28v, years and 21 and six twelfth of a year, and are about 57 and 55 years of age. I have submitted to the examination of a practical man the samples of cloth forwarded by Reynolds and Co., whose olfer has been recommended by the Police Committee. His opinion of its general quality is satis- factory, and from other sources of information I have1 learned that this firm is highly respectable, and do their work satisfactorily. The saving of the county compared with the last contract will be 1:50. In consequence of the depressed state of trade vagrancy has been very common. I have issued strict orders as to the action of the police, especially with regard to the regular tramps. For the last twelve months 82 were proceeded against, of whom 54 were convicted, and 28 discharged. In the whole county the number of vagrants Relieved for the year had been 7,720, which is an increase of 1,544 against the previous one. and the largest number since 1869, when it was 109.36. Twenty-eight public's and beer houses have been proceeded against during the past year, 15 of which were committed and two of the licenses endorsed. I may mention that in a county with a population of 105,102 there are 640 houses licensed to sell intoxicating liquors, which is an average of one to 164 of the in- habitants. Five hundred and eighty-three persons were proceeded against in the past year for drunkenness, being a decrease of 48 as compared with the preceding year. I am happy to state that no case of cattle disease or swine fever has been reported to me and only/one case of sheep scab, during the last year. The force is at present complete, (79 of all ranks) and working fairly satisfactorily, considering that since my appointment I have introduced quite a new system to what previously existed, which enables me at all times to know what each man is doing. Messrs. Reynolds and Co.'s tender for clothing was accepted. In regard to the requisition for an additional con- stable, the Police Committee recommended that the force be not increased for the present, but suggested the removal of an officer at present stationed at Llanefydd. The CHAIRMAN said a considerable feeling existed against the removal of the officer at Llanefydd, and, after a snort discussion, it was resolved to leave the police arrangements as at present. The two sergeants were superannuated in accordance with the recommendations of the Chief Constable. COUNTY AND POLICE RATES. The Court ordered a county rate of one penny and three-eighths, and a police rate of six-eighths of a penny in the pound. REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Mr. William Wilde, inspector of weights and inea- sures for the Wrexham district, reported that during the past year he had visited the Wrexham, Ruabon, and Llangollen districts, and found a number of defective weights and scales, for which 68 persons were proceeded against, all of whom were convicted, the fines amount- ing to £)O 7s. 6d. He had also examined, stamped, and adjusted 608 lots of weights and measures, the stamping fees for which amount to £ 11 Is. 4d., making, with the fines, £71 8s. lOd. to the credit of the county. Several items of formal business were then transacted and the Court rose about five o'clock until the following day. TRIAL OF PRISONERS.-FRIDA Y. The Chairman, (T. Hughes, Esq., Ystrad), took his seat at ten o'clock. The other magistrates present were T. Ll. Fitzhugli, W. Low, and E. Evans, Esqrs. GRAND JURY. Mr. George Bate (foreman). Mr. A. W. Clark. Mr. T. H. Coleman, Hope-street. Mr. Thomas Cross, Hope-street. Mr. Hugh Davies, Hope-street. Mr. John Davies, Yorke-street. Mr. John Francis, Kings Mills. Mr. John Frimstol1.. Mr. Michael H. Gummow, Hightown. Mr. Thomas Jones, Erddig-road. Mr. Robert O. Jones, High-street. Mr, E. T. Jones, Gresford. Mr. Thomas Manley, Chester-street. Mr. Samuel Mason. Mr. John Mulligan, Borras. Mr. J. B. Murless, High-street. Mr. John Roscoe, Hightown. Mr. Edward Stokes Mr. John Williams, Town-hill. Mr. R. J. Williams, Bridge-street. The O HAIR MAN, in charging the Grand Jury, said he was happy to inform them that their duties would be very light, and would only detain them for a short time. He was pleased to say that the state of the county was satisfactory. In the county prison, which was now a Government prison and received prisoners from all parts, there were only 25 prisoners, all males and no juveniles from this county. He would draw their attention shortly to the late Acts relating to judicial matters. There was an important Act passed, by which power is given to magistrates to increase their jurisdiction, and that would decrease the business of Quarter Sessions. It would be a very useful Act. There was also another Act, by which it was intended to have a public prosecutor. This Act would come in power on the 1st of January, and by it a public prosector will be engaged and paid by the State, and by that means persons would not be able to withdraw from prosecu- tions, for it would IJe taken out of their hands. The other Act was for facilitating the analysis of food, and particularly that of milk, by which a policeman might go and purchase milk and other things for the purpose of analysing. Referring to the calander the Chairman said that there were only four charges, and they were all larceny cases. There was a woman in s custody on a charge of stealing a jacket. She had been in prison since July last, and so she would have been in prison for about three months. There had been no opportunity of trying her since, and if she was not con- victed it would be a great hardship, but it could not be helped. A man was on bail on a charge of stealing a crowbar under somewhat doubtful circumstances. It was for them to see if it was taken with any feloniou s intent. There was a still more serious charge against a woman on bail, that of stealing C15 from the person. He thought they would find no difficulty in this case. The remaining case was one which occurred on the previous Saturday night. A man was in custody for stealing a quantity of grapes from Cefn Hall, and was seen hawking them in Oswestry, but although the grapes could not be re- cognised, a blue apron covering the grapes had, how- ever, been recognised by the under gardener. The jury then retired to their room. The following counsel were in court—Mr. Ignatius Williams, Mr. D. A. V. Colt Williams, and Mr. Clevin Lloyd. THE CAIA FOOTPATH. Mr. Ignatius Williams applied for a confirmation of the report of Messrs. J. H. Ffoulkes and W. Low, on the proposed divergence of the footpath near the Caia Lane. It was granted. THE ALLEGED THEFT OF A CROWBAR. William Williams, keeper to Mr. Bishop, surrended his bail for having, at Ruabon, on the 25th day of July, 1879, stolen one iron crowbar, valued at 10s., the property of Joseph Williams. Mr. Colt Williams prosecuted, and Mr. Ignatius Williams defended. On the day in question the prisoner was sent to fetch a cart purchased by Mr. Bishop at a sale at Llewynonn Hall, and in bringing the cart also brought the bar. Mr. Williams, for the defence, called Dr. W. Jones, Messrs. E. T. Fitch, William Edwards, and J. Daniels, who spoke as to character, and after a short consultation the prisoner was discharged. STEALING CLOTHING. Bridget Welch, who pleaded guilty, was, for having at Llanfwrog, on the 28th day of July, 1879r stolen one jacket, belonging to one Margaret Jones, sentenced to one month with hard labour. BOBBERY FROM THE PERSON. Ruth Evaxs, on bail, was charged with having, at I Denbigh, oathe 11th day of August, 18'N¡. atole* from he person of Edward Williams, a bag, containg £15 s _0; or thereabouts, the monies, goods, and chattels of s ,he said Edward Williams. « Mr. Lloyd prosecuted, and produced witnesses to I irove that prisoner was in company of the prosecutor. A \.fter coming back he missed the money which was in < lis pocket. Mr. I. Williams defended, and called a number of witnesses, who proved that she was in other company 1 m the night in question. t The jury, after a short consultation, found the c prisoner guilty, and she was sentenced, to prison for c twelve months' with hard labour. j THE ROBBERY OF GRAPES. Thos. Jones was then put up for trial on a charge of stealing grapes from a vinery, the property of Sir W J H. Palmer. Mr. Ignatius Williams prosecuted. The prisoner was found guilty, and several previous < convictions being proved against him he was sentenced < to two years' imprisonment with hard labour, and two gears' police survillence.
THE WESLEYAN THANKSGIVING…
THE WESLEYAN THANKSGIVING FUND. A meeting in connection with this fund was held on Tuesday evening last in Brynytfynnon Chapel. The 1 meeting prefaced with a tea, to which about 100 sat down. After the tea was over the meeting was held in the chapel. A deputation, consisting of the Hev. I Charles Garrett (Liverpool), J. H. Morgan (Liverpool), and W. C. Lawry (Birkenhead), attended the meetin", the Rev. J. M. Bamford presiding. The Chairman < said they were all acquainted with the object of the meeting, it was for the furtherence of the objects of the Thanksgiving Fund. It had a great claim on < them. He and Mr. Johnson had given away and had j done their best to place in the hands of the members 1 and seatholders a number of papers explaining the ob- I jects of the fund. Much more money was wanted than was now received, and if a certain amount was raised, 1 it would he used in a certain way, and if more was raised than was required, they would have so much more to devote to new objects and further the work of their beloved Master. He was sure that the people of that circuit would do their best no doubt for that fund. Of course there were plenty of excuses for not giving | to that fund, they were going to have a bazaar, anct they also wanted to build a house for the second minister. They must, in order to give acceptably, make some sacrifice. The Revs. W. C. Lawry, J. H. Morgan, and C. Garrett also addressed the meeting. ■j$,. i. Promises to the amount of £350 were received in the meeting, and no doubt many more will add to this large sum.
DENBIGH (BOROUGH.) i
DENBIGH (BOROUGH.) The following is the result of the revision of iS- lists of voters in the borough of Denbigh — Lkn- rhaiadr Parish Conservative claims sustained 2, objections 4; Liberal claims sustained 5: objections 1. Henllan Parish Conservative claims 13, Liberal 16; Conservative objections 11, Liberal 8. Denbigh Parish: Conservative claims sustained 23, Liberals 28; Conservative iodg-er claims 6, Liberal 4; Con- servative objections 39, Liberal 17. Thus, in the parishes of Henllan and Llanrhaiadr the position remains unaltered, whilst in Denbigh the Conser- vatives claim a clear gain of 19 votes. The Liberals have by some means made up their return to show a Conservative gain of only three votes.
ABERGELE. The revision court for Abergele was held in the Justices' Room, on the 10th inst., before A. Coxon Esq. The Conservatives were represented by Evan Morris, Wrexham, Mr. Tench, and Mr. Davies Roberts, Rhyl; and the Liberals by Mr. N. Davies, solicitor, Holywell, and Mr. Parry, Denbigh. A considerable number of claims and objections were made, and the Conservatives were successful in sus- taining the larger number of the former. Several Liberal objections were disallowed, on technical objections taken to the notices by Mr. Morris. The Liberals made eight new claims for persons to be put on the .-112 list, but, on examination of the ap- plicants, it was elicited by Mr. Morris that the necessary rateable value had not been put on suffi- ciently long to enable the persons to qualify. The claims were accordingly not allowed.
LLANRWST. This Court was held on the 11th instant in the Justices' room. Mr. Evan Morris, Wrexham, and Mr. J. R. Griffith. Llanrwst, appeared for the 'Con- servatives, and Mr. Hughes, Llanrwst, for the Liberals. The only cases of interest were some claims by the Liberals in respect of leaseholds, all of which were disallowed owing to the amount of mortgage, which was too heavy to allow of an interest of £5 to the claimants.
CERRIG-Y-DRUIDION. This Court was held in the Justices' room on Monday. Mr. Evan Morris, Wrexham, and Mr. Lloyd, Ruthin, appeared for the Conservatives, and Mr. James, Corwen, for the Liberals. All the Con- servative claims were allowed. Only one objection was made by the Liberals, which was to tne name of Mr. W. Owen, of the Hotel, Bala. The case was adjourned to the Court held at Llangollen for the production of the marriage settlement. At the ad- journed Court the settlement was produced, and the vote allowed.
LLANGOLLEN. This Court was held on the 14th instant, in the Court House. Mr. Evan Morris, Mr. Tench, Wrex- ham, and Mr. Richards, jun., appeared for the Con- servatives Mr. Mmshul, Oswestry, and Mr. Powell Jones for the Liberals. The Conservatives made a considerable number of objections, which were sustained in nearly every case. In the case of Owen Owens a claim was made for common land in Llantysilio, but he was ojected to by the Conserva- tives on the ground that he had enclosed common land joining the property of Maj jr Tottenham in a claim for which, in the County Court, he had been unsuccessful. The claim for vote was accordingly disallowed, and the barrister gave the claimant a hint that if he came again with no better claim he would be condemned in costs.
LLANSILIN. This court was held on the 15th inst. Mr. Evan Morris, Mr. Tench, Wrexham, and Mr. Richards, junr., appeared for the Conservatives; the Liberals being represented by Mr. Tilston, Wrexham. The claims and objections in this district were more numerous than usual, especially those by the Conservatives, who succeeded in establishing a large majority of them. In the cases of John Morris and David Walker, who had been objected to by the Liberals, Mr. Evan Morris took objection to the notice, which had not reached the claimants, as there was no postal delivery at the address given. In support of his point he quoted the case of Lewis v. Evans, in which it was decided that where there was no postal delivery the production of the duplicate notice sent by post was not sufficient. The Barrister decided in favour of the point raised by Mr. Morris, but he did so with re- luctance. In all the above revisions the Conservatives have obtained a large majority.
HOLT. This Court was held yesterday (Friday), in the Guildhall, which was in a most beastly state, and filled with smells, the barrister remarking that it was full of a compound of villanous smells." Mr. Evan Morris, Wrexham, and Mr. Rhymer, Holt, appeared for the Consernatives, and Mr. Humphreys and Mr. Tilston for the Liberals. Previous to taking the borough list Mr. Evan Morris said before taking the list he had a statement to make which he had carefully considered before deciding to make it. He quire thought the time had now arrived for making it, but he would not ask the barrister to decide anything upon ttie statement until he had seen the various claims which would be brought, before him. For many years the borough regisTra- tion in Holt had been so badly attended to that parties had been put to considerable expense in coming- their to prove their claims. Names which had been put 011 the list last year were omitted this year. He did not know who the present over- seer was, therefore he did not, make this statement out of any feeling toward him. During the month of July, before the list W¡:<5t published, he asked the overseer to produce the rate book, and ha (Mr. Morris) went through the book to asceriiain why certam persons were leU off, and whether they oughSnot to have been oa„ On ascertaining that a number of persons were left olf who should have been an, he wrote to him the following letter :— The Priory, TVrexha.m, July 22n<L Bor our A,' of Holt. DEAR SIR.—I endorse a list of persons taken irom,the rate boob who are entitled to be placed on the list of voters to be pubUshed by you on the 1st of August, in respect of the qualification stated. In sending you the enclosed I have done-so with the view of assisting you, as you: will find, on referring to the act, that the overseer is liaHe to a penalty for omitting the name of any. parson from the list published by him who arc- entitled te^vote.—Yours t.rul¡. 3VIN MO&RIS. Csatinuing, Mr. Moms sakl he would put the list before the Barrister;, but he would a or, ask him to gr/e his decision upon the poin'i before he had heard several of tire cases- Ther'i were a number of persona left off. now w,b.o were «n last year, an/A a aaiiuber weza oiL years. a.g,o, fer kanaka in mccessi Wert- "11 a^ram this ye-ir for hong ia succession. He eallad he Barris..T'P a'renti. to !.ion 5 of the Act o: Victoria in re?erea .e t<. he iabiiity of Overseers. He bad also rea l tM. »e -n o the Overseer, and pointed out to him ::he p?.. y or omitting names without reasonable Ms. \L:ny persons were present who had also to ai ad ft< year, and they felt greatly aggrieved. When 18 showed the Act of Parliament to the O /eree. he iispnted it with him. He did not wish tee Ov r- ;eer to take the list for him, but after receiving ie 1 iote which he sent to him he thought h. should lave made inquiry before he left any persons off. The list was then proceeded with, and the Birrister remarked that he saw there were oaly three freemen left. On coming to the name of Edward Ch:JIoner, question of the overseer's negligence again came jame up. Mr. Titatoa said he called the overseer's itt'-ntion, to the fact mentioned by Mr. Morris, but it was not until tne list was printed. In reply to him, the overseer said that he did not receive the letter of Mr. Morris until he had printed the list. It appeared that the overseer had printed the list of last year before it WAS revised by the Barrister. It was a very foolish thing to do, but he thought it was dene in ignorance. Mr. Morris said he did not make it a party ques- tion at all. The Barrister said a place like II j:t ought to have t paid overseer. The Overseer said he had printed the list .vaaa he received the letter of Mr. Morris, ai' the question was whether he ought to have orinted xncther list. n Mr. Morris said he certainly ought to have. He sent him one letter on 22ad July, when the list svas in the printer's hands. Even if it had been printed he ought to have printed a fresh one. The Barrister (to the Overseer) You had instruc- tions sent you to make oir. a list of persons from the rate book, aim not from the list of last year. Half the people of Holt may have gone from here. The Overseer: I did the best I could. Mr. Mojris: You should have followed my instructions, and then you would have done beefcer. You could not have done your best. Mr. Tilston said the matter had caused great in- convenience to everybody. The Barrister said that when ther« w -r e a number of new claims it gave the Clerk at Denbigh a great deal of trouble. It required a man or in- telligence. to be an overseer for the borough. At a late period the question again came on in reference to a name which had been jerG off. The Birrister to the Overseor Why did you have him off ? The Overseer I had no reason it ail, sir The Barrister Well, why did you have no reason? Cannot ycu give some reason ? Did you consult anybody about th-1 list ? Oveiseer: Yes, I consulted tlD lat > overseer. The Barrister: And did he tell you to leave off names of persons who were on the list last year, and who were also on the rate book ? Mr. Morris: Who c'so dEl you consult? Wnen you came to me you said you were n!(i b,lU,d to out these on. The Overseer Well, I heard people say so.. -tt.r. Morris I read you the Act of Parliam _:at. The Overseer: Well, I thought the borough and county were the same. The Barrister: Well, even if you did think so you could not have made this mistake. Mr. Humphreys: I don't think he did it inten- tionally. Mr. Morris Well, but here's the Act which says c, W ithout reasonable cause." Mr. Humphreys: Well, I thought the Overseer was on the other side. (Laughter). The Overseer Well, I have always voted for the Conservatives. (Laughter). Mr. Humphreys I told you so. The Overseer: I shall not vote for them agiin though. (Loud laughter). The Barrister: Weil don't let us gram1, le about it. I think what I have decided to do will lea l to another appointment. I think the Lo Gov ;rn- raeut Board has power to order an assistant ovar- seer to be appointed. Mr. Iciorris: Yes, they have. The B irrister: If you will tdl me the section I will write to tlLm. In the course of other cases the bvrr:'ster said any one would think the overseer of Holt pas lod a competitive examination in ignorance, (Laughter). Tiie list was concluded about 1.30, and resaiced ir6-i majority for the Conservatives. The Overseer was virtually fined..£:3.
DENBIGH. CHAMBER OF AGRICULTURE.—A meeting of the Chamber is arranged for Wednesday next, for the consideraticu of a paper to be read by Mr. Daniel Roberts, of Bath afern, on "Agricultural Depression," which seems to be the ad-absorbing tooic amongst agriculturists just at present. The meeting will also consider the means to be adopted by the com- mittee in reference to the Royal Commission inquiry referred to last week. DENBIGHSHIRE INFIRMARY.—Fortnight cnling October 11th, 1879:- IN-PATIENTS. OUT-PATIENTS. Admitted 6 Admitted. 39 Discharged. 6 Discharged. 27 Cured. 3 Cured. 24 Relieved 3 Relieved 3 Dead 0 Dead 0 Irregularity 0 I Irregularity 0 Made Out-patients 0 Made In-patients 0 Remain in the House 16 Admitted since Jan. 1.847 Casualties. 8 W. FRANCIS JONES, House Surgeon.
RUABON. THE GRAND BAZAAR.—By gn advertisement in anoth(r column it will be seen that it is intended to hold a bazzar in Wynnstay Park, on Tue-.day and Wednesday, in aid of the building fund of the church of Penycae. Such an object alone is surely one which will attract a very larze number of visitors. Sir Watkin and Lady Williams Wynn hnve,Jwith characteristic kindness and genorisity, gran ed the use of the park for these two days. The thouse and gardens are also to be open to the inspection of visitors. No doubt, the weather per- mitting, a very large number will av:til themselves on this occasion to enjoy and amuse themselves and at the same time further the gooi object for which the Rev. D. Williams has be:m wording so hard. It will be seen that special train arrangements have been made, full information of which will be seen in the advertisement.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspondents will oblige by attending to the following rules :— ° a I.-Write briefly and legibly on smell slips, and on one side of the paper only. Proper names should always be written in PIIINT hand. 2.—Give real name and address in confidence, as anonymous communications are not attended to. 3.-Address latters, not to any private individual, but to The Editor of lite Guardian, Wrexham." 4.—Despatch letters early. Ii is often impossible, from an inundation of letters by late posts to publish mnc'! iaterest- irlg matter, which would be very acceptable if received ill time.
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