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MESSRS J. S. AND B. R. EVAN! farmers, Abergele, I hsvj dissolved partnership. MR WILLIAM JONES, licensed victualler, George Inn, C Irna rvon, has filed a. petition for liquidation by arrange- II ment. TilE nnrriajre of the Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, vicar | of Aberdare, Glamorganshire, to the Hon. Jessie Bruce, D-UJMER of Lord Aberdare, is fixed to take place on the 3 1 of SEPTEMBER. ELLESMERE SMITHFIELD.—There was a verv small show of stock in the Smithfield on Tuesday. Mr Parry sold 18 cattle. 73 sheep, 9 calve?, and 160 PIPS. Mr 0 x ke sold 31 catle, 30 sheep. 6 calves, and 64 There was a good number of pigs sold privately. II THE CHESTER MURDER.—The engine-driver, Parker, woo shot his wife and then attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself through the breast, still lies an in.pate of Chester infirmary. Although Parker shot mself after shooting his wife, he persists in declaring: th.t she did it in the struggle. Though progressing j favourably, he is not yet in a fit state to appear before the magistrates, though he stands committed for wilful murder on the coroner's inquisition. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN CHESHIRE.—Captain I Arro\Vmii h. chief constable of Cheshire, announces an outbreak of foot and mouth disease on a farm in the township of Wrenburv. Prior to th-s outbreak the COUNTY had been free from foot and mouth disease. Pleuro-pneumonia is also prevalent, but up to'hepresent t'me the disease has been confined to the townships of Faddile and Hatton. Four animals which were attacked with the disease were immediately destroyed. MERIONETHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. — The ENTRIES for the annual show, which is to be held at Towyn on the 12th of September, will close, for root crops on the 20th of August, and for all other depart- ments, except jumping, on the 25th, and entry forms may be obtained of the secretary, Mr T. Ellis, Henblas, Bala. The jumping prizes are such as will secure good contests, and we expect this part of the show to be even more attractive than usual. The first prize is as high as £2 t, the second is seven guineas, and there are two others. The entries for jumping close on the 1st of September, with post entries up to the 10th. The prizes are open to general competition. BOWLING HANDICAP AT CHESTER.—On Thursday week the members of the Chester Bowling Club competed for two handsome GOBLET, precenteo hy Mr Barker Jones. Upon the bowling green, Brook-street Chester. T E COMPETITION WAS a KEEN one, the !tI."t. pairs being M'ssrs Fergu-on and Darlington, and Messrs Handley ANJ Crawford. The play between the last-mentioned couple was exceedingly clever, the scores being respectively— Handlev 11 and Crawford 10. The result of the con- cluding tie placed Ferguson first. The cups were after- wards presented to the two winners by Mr John Roberts, ex-president, and a cordial of thanks was passed to Mr Jones for his presents, to which ha briefly replied. TE. BOYS OF THE CLIO TRAINING SHIP AT EATON HALL. Thrruch the kindness of the Duke of Westminster, nearly 200 boys belonging to the training ship Can, at present moored in the Mend Straits. enjoyed his hospitality at Eaton Hall on Monday. Under the com- mand of Captain Moger, R.N.. the boys left Bangor at 8.40, and arrived in Chester about eleven o'clock. Pre- ceded by their band, they at once marched to the Dee. where they were towed up in four barges to Eaton Hall and were received by the Duke and Duchess of West- minsFer, the Marchioness of Ormonde, the Countess Grosvenor, and Lord Robert Grosvenor. They were afterwards provided with a substantial luncheon, and then went through the gardens, which were kindly thrown open. Several games were also indulged in, and after the 'boys had partaken of an excellent tea, and been subsequently provided with buns and gingerbeer, they returned to Chester, and left by the 5 50 train for Bangor, but not without giving three hearty cheers for tin duke and duches. and their family for their kindness. The boys looked exceedingly clean and tidy, anJ their general conduct reflects the highest credit upon Captain Moger and his assistant?. EXCITING SCENE AT CHESTER CASTLE.—Oa Monday evening a firs broke out, in the carpenter's shop in con- nection with the new Nisi Prius Court in Chester Castle. A FIRE is retained in a grate in one corner of the room FOR the purpose of melting glue, and it is supposed a spark from this ignited some of the combustible material strewn about the floor. The fire engine belonging to the regiment turned out, and was speedily manned by the men. The smoke waa issuing from the burning room in dense suffocating volumes, and the utmost excitement was manifested not only for the fate of the new Nisi Prius Court, which has just been erected at A cost of £ 10,000, but also for the castle itseif. In ad- dition to these alarming circumstances was the fact that the powder tower of the castle, containing immense quantities of powder and ammunition, was separated fr< M the bu ning building by only the guud's house, and farg were entertained that in the event cf the fllmes gaming the mastery the powder magazine would be blown up. However, the men workel splendidly with their engine, and in half an hour began to get the flames under control. The loss falls chiefly on the workmen engaged on the building, who have lost their tools. THE GATEWAY or CHESTER CASTLE YARD.—" J.P.E." writes in the Chester Courant:—'A newspaper para graph of the date 1813 records a8 follows :—'On Taurs- day last one of the columns belonging to the superb entrance gate to Chester C-istle yard, was reared upon its plinth. The Denbigh Militia utended upon this oc^sion, and after the column wail reared, fired three excellent vollies. Their Colonel Sir W. W. Wynn, after deposit- ing, in a small circular cavity cat in the plinth, several coins of the present reign, placed over them a brass plate bearing the following inscription :—'Under this column, erected August 2Gth, 1813, in the presence of the Royal Denbighshire Militia, Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Colonel of the said regiment, pl/ced this plate to record the signal victory gained over the French, by Field Marshal Lord Wellington, near Vittoria, in Spain, June the 21st, 1813, and 2nd of the Regency of H.R.TL. Geo., Prince of Wales.' Round this plate, npm the stone plinth, was cut the following memorial of the last triumph of the Marquis of Wellington :—, Victory of the Pyrenees, gained by Lord Wellington, July 30th, 1813. Most of the company present at the lunch having adjourned'to witness the raising of the column, the Castle-yard was crowded with an assemblage of fashion rarelv witnessed." A WILL CASE—AT Bangor, on Monday, Mr Horatio Llovd heard a cause in which it was sought, on behalf of Elizabeth Williams, a widow, to establish a will made, in her favour by Robert Parrv, a farmer and cattle dealer, living atTyddyntriad, Llanfairmathafarneithaf, Anglesey Mr Sweteuham was for the plaintiff, Mr J. Roberts appearing for Robert Parry Owen, a Liverpool joiner, by whom the validity of the will was disputed on the allega- tion that it had been obtained by the undue influ?nce of the plaintiff and the attesting witnesses, the testator being of unsound mind. The testator, who was about 84 years old, executed the disputed instrument on July 1, 1876, under which he appointed the plaintiff, who was his' housekeeper, executrix and residuary legatee, giving legacies of £10 each to Elizabeth Jones and the defendant, to whom he was related, and with whom he was offended on account of his marriage. Under the will the plaintiff became entitled to £50 in the bank and some furnitare and farm stock. The testator died July 8. 1877, and the defendant then sought <-to upset the will. Evidence having been heard on both sides, the court pronounced for the will, with costs against the defendant, the judge remarking that the evidence in favour of the sanity of the testator, and his capability of managing his own affairs, was overwhelming. BILLIARDS AND RELIGION—The Rev Dr Hughes, a native of Wales, and a Roman Catholic bishop who has for many years been associated with mission services on the Continent, concluded an eight days' mission, in which he has conducted Welsh and English services, at the Bangor Roman Catholic Chapel, on Sunday. During the course of the service on Sunday evening, Father Lvnch the priest in charge of the chapel, addressiag the congregation from the altar and in his vestments, said that he was sorry to hear that three or four members of his flock, whose namts he forbore from mentioning, objected to his playing billiards, stating that he was thus bringing a scandal upon himself and these to whom he ministered. It was necessary that he should have recreation of some kind, and as the late father of the church Pins IX, was very fond of the game, and played almost" daily up to the time he was prostrated on his deathbed, he (Father Lynch) could not see why his occasional indulgence in the game should have given offence. However, rather than give the slightest offence to any individual member of his flock, or, as had been alleged to briBg scandal in the slightest degree upon himself'as a priest, he had resolved that he would never again play a game of billiards and, in publicly codifying sajh a resolution, he was truly sorry that the sacrifice on Itis part was not much greater and more important in its ^T^BEQUEST OP £ 5,000 TO ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. -The will and codicil of Mr Henry Parnell, late of 187, Bisbopseate-street Without, London, wholesale clothier, who died on June 5tb, at 86, Marine Parade, Brighton. were proved on the 22nd JuJy, by Mr Isaac Watts, Mr John Brown. Mr William Rayne, and Mr David Thomas, the executors, the personal estate being sworn under The testator bequeaths to his brother Robert £ 10,000, to his said brother's wife £ 5,000, and liberal legacies to his other relatives and friends; to University*College, Aberystwyth, ™ar and churchwardens of the parish of Llanstephen, £ 3,000, unon trust to apply the dividends in maintaining a good and efficient choir for the church, and to pay thereon, the members of such choir and the organist; to the vicar anl churchwardens of the par.sh of St. Botolph Without, Bishopsgate, £ 1,000, upon trust to apply the dividends ia maintaining and keeping up as a garden the grave- yard of the parish, and in planting and renewing the trees, shrubs, and flowers; to. the three female servants in his house at Brighton, if they have been three months in his service at the time of his deceaw, £ 2o0 each; to John Jennings, Frederick Brown, and James Barlow, respectively, in the employ of ho firm of Bobert and Henry Parnall, £ 1,000 e, among the female domestic servants in the emi>h •' of the fiiift, £ 1,000, and among the cutters and p V £ 2,000. The residue of his property the testator es to his three D^Phe* • William Henry Parnall, Vwliiam Davies Paraall, and Sdimind Davies. CLERICAL APPOINTMENT.—Rev. Henry Allen Bryans, M.A., late curate of Prees, Salop, to be an assistant diocesan inspector of schools, diocese of London. THE Duka of Westminster and the Earl and Countess Grosvenor have arrived at Eaton Hall, Cheshire. The Duchess has arrived at Eaton from Dunrobin Castle and Reay Forest. THE VOLUNTEER ENCAMPMENT AT LLANDUDNO.—On Saturday evening the 1st L.R.V. returned to Liverpool from Llandudno after a week's encampment. Towaris the end of the period everything was getting into work- ing order, and the younger men had become quiet, so that some enthusiastic volunteers would have liked a second week of camping, which would have been even more useful and enjoyable than the first. THE HOME OFFICE AND RUTHIN GAOL.—The Clerk of the Peace for Denbighshire has issued a notice to the whole of the magistrates' clerks in Denbighshire, con- taining an order from the Secretary of State to commit all female prisoners in the county to Chester Gaol, not to Ruthin, as the latter establishment is now to be used as a male prison only. The same rule is to apply to Flintshire and such other counties as now use Ruthin Gaol. EISTEDDFOD AT CONWAY.—A grand eisteddfod will be held next year at Conway. The ceremony of pioclaim- ing it took place on Saturday at Menai Bridge. The gf rsedd proceedings were conducted by three out of the six national chair bards, viz., Gwalchmai, Hwfa Mon, and Tudno, together with Clwydfardd and other distinguished members ef the poetical fraternity. The committee, which is composed of energetic andiniaentia11 gentlemen, are busily engaged in selecting a list of com- petitive subjects, which will he announced at the forth- coming Birkenhead eisteddfod. THE LATE RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT CHESTER.— Colonel Yolland has reported to the Board of Trade respecting the accident which occurred on the 8th July near the junction of the Holyhead and Birken- head lines, at the Western Central station, Chester. Fourteen passengers were injured, of whom two subsequently died. The conclusion at which Col. Yolland arrives is that the facing points were shifted while the train was passing over them, and he points out the danger of so many facing points at this spot remaining unprotected by locking bars. GROUSE SHOOTING IN CHESHIRE.—Reports from the various districts converging upon Cheshire are very satisfactory indeed, and excellent bags wpre inside on Monday across the borders. Cheshire, with few exceptions, is an indifferent grouse-pro- ducing couniy, but there are splendid grouse pre- serves at Trevallion and Common Wood, just over the border, aud reports coming from there state that birds are scarce, but healthy and uncommonly strong on the wing. Sportsmen were astir early, and excellent bags were made by different gentlemen up to luncheon. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD AT BIRKENHEAD.— The general committee met on Wednesday night. It was stated that Lord Sandon would in all probability be able to preside at one of the meet- ings. Lord Aberdare, Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Bart, M.P., Mr G. O. Morgan, M.P., and Mr David Maclver, M P., have consented to preside. It was stated that the Eisteddfod pavilion would be com- pleted in a fortnight. Excursions will run from Manchester, South port, Chester, and other large towns. North Wales in particular will be provided with special facilities and from South Wales, it is stated nine special trains will be run daily. THE CHESHIRE SALT TRADE during the past monht has shown an improvement, and at its close there was a good demand. Though the stocks, have been small, prices have been reduced on all kinds of salt Is par ton. The shipments during the moath have been :—To the United Stites, 21 579 British North America, 10,512; West Indies. 75 South America, 15t; Africa, 2,636 East Indies. 13,147; Australia New Zealand, 1,904 Germany, 262; Russia, 6,452 Denmark and Iceland, 1,370; Norway and Sweden, 758: Belgium, 3,304; Holland, 2,108 France, 27; England, 14,741 Ireland, 4,002 and Scotland, 16,634 tons. The shipments dur- ing the month have been 85,[,24: tons. LIVERPOOL WATER SUPPLY.—In consequence of the proposal by the L veipool Corporatisn to supply that town with water from the river Verniew, in Mont- gomeryshire, one of the head waters of the Severn, by damming up the river into a lake aS Llanwyddyn, and conveying the waters by conduit some 60 miles to L'ver- pool, the committee of the Severn Navigation Commis- sion have sent a deputation to the locality to meet a similar deputation from Liverpool, and have issued a report to the Commissioners on the subject, in which they notice that the quantity of water proposed to be taken from the Vemiew iseatimatedto amount ultimately to o2,0C0,000 gallons per cay fortha supply of L verpool, with such additional quantity as Parliament may require the corporation to supply to any town on the route of their aqucduct and pipes. The abstraction of this immense volume cf water from the Severn watershed and its diversion mto another district is deemed by the Commission and engineer to be fraught with momentous consequence to the navigation of the river, and a deter- mined opposition to the scheme is suggested. The engineer, Mr E. L Williams, describes the scheme as a most unwarrantable interference with the regimen of the river, and of the economy which nature has adopted for the regulation of its channel. He thiuks the scheme would be a serious injury to the navigation of the second river in the kingdom, and should be opposed. The Severn commissiouers on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the scheme as apparently fraught with serious consequinces to the navigation of the Severn. A committee was authorised to obtain prof.-ssional advise and assistance with regard to the scheme.
DENBIGH. LEGAL APPOINTMENT.—Mr John Davies, solicitor, Vale-street, Denbigh, has been appointed a commissioner to administer oiths and take acknowledgements of married women. MARKET DAY.—On Wednesday the attendance was not. very large if we except a goodly number of visitors from Rh} L Farmers are generally engaged ia the Corn harvest which is proceeding rapidly. Amongst the com- modities offered for sale were a plentiful supply of grouse at the local game dealers. As a ruie the birds were very tine and sold at from 8s to !}5 per brace. There was little change in the prices (ffered in the market. PRESEHTATION TO ARCHDEACON SMART —When the teachers uf tn, E igtuli iinl WeUh Sunday Schools heard that the rector had been promoted to the offices of canon arid aichdeaeou they resolved to present him with an illuminated address. The subscription list was con- fined exclusively to teachers, although many parishioners had desired to participate in the presentation. The teachers elected Messrs R. H. Roberts solicitor; E. Block, Vale-street; W. Hughes, station Charles Cottom, and E. Evans, draper, to carry out the arrangements. Mr Block, who acted as secretary and treasurer, deserves the credit of having brought matters to a successful close. It was agreed that as the Archdeacon and Mrs Smart were to entertain the younger children of the schools to tea yesterday (Friday) evening, that the presenta- tion should take place afterwards in the Assembly Room, the parishioners being invited to witness the in- teresting proceedings. We shall give a full report of the meeting in next week's Guardian. DENBIGH DEANERY AND THE DIOCESAN SOCIETIES.— During the whole of the diocesan meetings at St. Asaph, last week, the chief discussions were as the meagre sup- port given to the diocesan societies, that to the Church Extension Society being particularly remarked upon. Blame was attributed on one side to the laity, on the other to the clergy. Certainly blame lies somewhere, and an effort all round would be for the benefit of the Church. The following is a summary of the Denbigh Deanery contributions:—Abergele parish produces .£23 16s 8d, subscribed by four persons, two of whom give .£15 and an offertory of £5 13s 8d; but the only sub- scriber to the Church Extension Society is the Vicar, who gave 10s 6d. Bettws produces JE3 3s, given by the Vicar only, the Church Exension Society being omitted. Blychau does not subscribe a penny to any of the societies. Denbigh subicdbeB a total of £35 2s 2d to the four societies, £24: 93 of that snm being for the Church Extension Society, given by 20 persons, and an offertory. The smallness of this amount will be apparent whgn it ia remembered that the parish actually receives j660 grant from thescci- ty. An effort should be made to recoup the society the granted. Wti notice with surprise that the only subscriber in the parish to the Board of Education is the rector, and there- was an offertory of £3 6s 2d. 11 t his as it should be ? Only two contributors to the Church Building Society, and four to tha Clergys Widows anl Or^h.ir.s. Henllan gave £56 6; 5d, but .£4:7 2 of that comes from Mr and Mis Mainwaring, Galltfaenaa, and Mr C. K. Mainwaring, so that there are only three other subscribers in the parish, and the offertory given to the Board of Educa- tion produces .£1183 5d. We observe with surprise that the following parishes do not contribute a single farthing to any of the Diocesan Societies :—Llaeddulas, Llan- ddewi, Llanclian, Llanfairtalhaiarn, Llanefydd, Llysfaen, Nantglyn, St. George, Towyn, and Trofarth; that is, that ten oat of 18 parishes in the deanery do nothing to aid the societies which are conferring such blessings upon the diocese. Whose fault can it be ? Surely the clergv, as was so much insisted upon at chapter week, could have a collection once a year in their churches. Llangerniew contributes .£9 9", subscribed exclusively by Mr and Mrs Sandbach Llansannan omits the Church Building and Extension Societies, and gives £2 0" lOd to ths Education Board. Trefnant subscribed £5 12s 6d, the contributors being the Rev D. Lewis, vicar, and the late Mr Whitehall Dod. Denbigh deanery thus con- tributes 140 18s 9d as follows -.—Widow and Orphans Society, JE30 8s 6d; the Building Is 8d dhurcb Extension Socitty, .£3G 5s 6cl; Board ot Educa- tion, .£42 3a Id; and cf the total amount two parishes Henllan and Denbigh produces 8s 7d. In this deanery the grants from the Church Extension Society are—Denbigh .£60, and Bettws £20. The printed lists show taatout <if rhe ISparishesin thedeanery eleven fail to support the Clergy Widow and Orphans Society twelve neglrct, to give to the Church Building Society; 14 do not contribute to the Church Extension Society, and ten do not recognise the claims of the B >ard of Education. This cannot be regarded as f satisfactory. YOUNG WOMEN'S FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—In our report of the annual meeting of the above society we incorrectly stated that Mrs Mainwaring was president; that- lady, we find, kindly acts as secretary to the society, which embraces the district arould Derjb;gh. BUILDING.—Building seerrs to be brisk in town. A new villi residence is about being erected on Ruthin Road for Major Ca-son. On the site of the recent "Big Garden the foundations of a goodly number of ho ises are being fo-med. In Park-;treet a very imposing- looking villa is being built by Mr Kno vles, draper, and other buildings are in progress ELECTION OF GUARDIAN.—The election of guardian of the parish in the place of Mr D. Parry Williams, deceased, term'nated on Friday. There were originally three candidates, viz., Messrs Angel, Hall Square, R. A. Dwjs, draper, and J. Iiaowles, draper, The first named retired, and very little effort seemed to be made by the other candidates for the seat. Mr Knowles was elected. CORRECTION.—In cur list of prizes of the agricultural show an error occurred in reference to the winners of the best pair of agricultural horses belonging to farmers whoso yearly rental was under J6150 per year. The second piz was said to have been won by Mr Hum- phreys, Denbigh. This was a mistake. The second prize was won by Mr David Jones, Tyn-yr-eithyn, Den- bigh, who was also highly commended for another team shown. THE TWELFTH.—On Monday, the hills around Den- bigh kn wn as favourite spots with the gentlemen privileged with grouse shooting were patronised by numerous sportsmen, and on the whole we leara birds were tolerabl/ plentiful. Hampers were promptly despatched during the day from town, whilst some of the gamedea'ers' shops were well stocked with birds by about mid-day, showing that sportsmen had been at work early. CHURCH MATTERS.—In compliance with a resolution of the parochial association the collecting bags at St. Mary's Church(which some members thought contributed to the smallness of the collections) have been discontinued and wooden offertory plates substituted. The scholars of the English and Welsh sunday schools, having com- pleted the study of the life of Abraham, arrangements are being made for their being publicly examined there. in, probably by the Diocesan Inspector. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday, a joiner, named Williams, employed on the alterations at the Free Reading Room, fell with great fo-ce from the too of one of the rooms. His head came in contact with some broken bricks, and was severely injured. A mass of hair and skin was cut away from the scalp. He was taken up in an insensible condition and removed home in an omnibus. Subse- quently he was attended to by Dr. J. R. Hughes and CaIthness, and is progressing favourably. THE FA R,—The monthly fair at Denbigh took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. There was a tolerably good supply of cattle considering the time of the year, but very little business was done. Horses were extremely plentiful and some splendid animals were shown. Amongst the very best in tho fair was a pair of handsome greys belonging to Mr Foulkes, the Graig. Young horses seemed to overstock the market and the demand was by no means equal to the supply. Prices had a lower tendency contrasted with last fair. AUCTION SALES.—On Tuesday the annual monthly sale took place at Messrs Davies and Armor's auction mart. Mr Armor being in London as a witness in the case of Martin v. Major West, which came off this week before an arbitrator, Mr George Byford sold a quantity of splendid stock and sheep belonging to Mr Wynne, Bichymbyd. The well known quality of the stock owned by Mr Wynne attracted numerous buyers. Mr E. W. Gee also acting for Mr Armor sold a quantity of stock belong ng to Mrs Williams Wynn, Cefn, Mrs Davies, Lodge, and others. Beef realised as much as 9i per pound and mutton about the same price. POLICE INSPECTION.—On Saturday, Co'onel Cobbe, the Government Inspector, made an inspection of the police in the Denbigh division at the County Hall, Denbigh. There were 23 men present, including three sergeants, those from Rathin, Denbigh, and Abergele; Inspector Shean and Superintendent Tudgo. P.C. George Hughes, by direction of the colonel, put the men through their drill. Colonel Cobbe, having minutely inspected the men and the various books of the department, expressed him-elf to Captain Price, the Chief Constable, as pleased with the division. After the inspection, the men were entertained by Superintendent Tudge to a substantial luncheon at the Back Row Hotel. I MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING. — This meeting was held on Thursday week, when there were present—The Mayor (Alderman Gee), Alderman Williams (ex-Mayor), Councillors E. W. Gee, R. H. Roberts, John Davies, Wm. Morris, Evan Thomas, Robert Parry, Robert D tnes, and John Lloyd. Apologies for non-attendance were read from Messrs. John Armor, W. Hughes. and J. Symonds Jones. The borough accountant reported £21775 3d as the receipts for the month on the borough account, and the payments as £56 18s 4;1 on the district account. Receipts, £100; payments, £213 16, 4:1. An order for the pay- ment of £330 to the school hoard was made, which it was said was due last March.—The surveyor laid plans on the table of a new house for the Reading-room, which was approved also plans of houses built by Mr Buker; on "The Big Garden" ground, Mr Wright, and others, j The surveyoi's report, contained a few matters of detail as to alterations in the butter market, &c., which were passed. A standpipe for the bottom of the town for the use of the watercart was recommended, and a discussion ensued as to whether two or three ought not to be pro- vided so as to give equal supply to all parts of the town. Eventually it was agreed that information be obtained about the cost of the pipes and water by the next meeting.—The ventilatioa of the butter market caused a discussion, some recommending per- forated zinc instead of glass, and others a ventilating shaft. The question was left in the hands of the com- mittee.—Mr Price Jones, watchmaker, asked permission to build a lock-up shop in front of the magistrates' room, in Vale street, for his own use. The Mayor strongly objected to it, considering it was a pity to part with space of that kind in the front streets; moreover, tliay refused to grant it to the corporation, and yet could well do with it for the use of the fire engine. Mr Morris proposed, and Mr John Davies seconded, that the space [ bo granted if it leg.,tly could be. Mr R. Humphreys Roberts proposed, and Mr T. J. Williams seconded, that the space be not allowed. For this four voted, and only two for the other, so that the application was refused.— The request brought forward for allowing Mr T. J. Wjiliams to construct a tunnel under Brooinhill Lane, to connect his property with that opposite, which he had hought, and also throwing a bridge ovcr so as to con- nect the upper parts of the two buildings was agreed to by seven votes to two, the latter only objecting to the biidge.—The medical officer's report showed that the births during the month had been 7, and the deaths 15. No infectious disease appeared in the town, and it was in a very healthy coadition. Five of the deaths were at the Asylum.—The inspector's report dealt with certain nuisances which were to be attended to, and one person (Mr D. Davies) was to be summoned for removing night soil.—A district rate of 8d in the pound on houses and 2d on land was sanctioned, payable on October 1st. An estimate for a borough rate was submitted, showing that £186 16s would be required to be met by rate, and a rate of 3d in the pound, payable October 1st, was agreed to.—The Local Government Board wrote two letters, asking to know what were the sweeping charges in Dr. Thome's report, to which their resolution, sent up some time ago, referred. Mr John Lloyd said their time was tOI) valuable to waste on such matters. Let the letters be put in the waste paper basket (much laughter). Mr R. H. Roberts proposed, and Mr E. W. Gee seconded, the following resolutions as answers to the letters :— That inasmuch as this council received no official in- timation of the intention of the Local Government Board to send an inspector to report upon the sanitary state of the borough, and therefore had no opportunity of accompanying the inspector, nor of offering evidence to him, they cannot but consider the information obtained as unreliable, and the manner in which the same was obtained unsatisfactory and unfair to them as the repre- sentatives of the ratepayers." This was carried unani- mously.—A long correspondence waa received from the Local Government Board about the drainage works, which was of no public interest, excepting that it showed that whether the surveyor's plan of carrying out and maintaining the works, or the plan suggested by the council were adopted it would not affect the loan.—A form of applying for tenders for the first part of the drainage works from the junction at Red-lane to the outfall was produced, and Mr Morris proposed that it be issued. This was seconded by Mr T. J. Williams. Mr John Lloyd proposed that the work be let as a whole and tenders solicitel for it, considering it the cheapest plan. It was agreed to issue the proposed application for tenders to be in by September 14tb, advertisements to be inserted in eight papers, including the local papers. —A long discussion ensued as to the Smithfield question, the correspondence showing that it was the opinion of the town clerk's London agent that a friendly suit could not be carried on for loss than that ia for getting the conveyance of the land from the court of chancery. It was agreed that counsels' opinion be taken on the whole question of the costs of conveyance through the court of chancery, and so forth.—A correspondence waa read from the Local Government Board, saying that the council had put too limited a construction on the clause in the Act of Parliament applying to officers of health, and they stated that a union district medical officer could not act RS a medical officer of health without their sanc- tion, and they wanted to know if the council were pre- pared to instruct their newly-appointed medical officer to furnish them with the necessary reports. Several members strongly objected to their officer being in aay way under the Local Government Board, whilst Mr R. H. Roberts contended that the board would pay a moiety of the salary, and that they would get no more informa- tion from him than they could get now as to the out- break of disease through the registrar general. The Malor thought the medical officer would be able to furnish the board above with all kinds of information, and suggest impracticable schemes if he thought fit. Mr R. H. Roberts thought they ought to have the town in such a state that even the Local Government Board could not complain of them. Subject deferred until next meeting.—The committee to inquire into Henllan water supply presented their report, from which it seemed that water was available in the district. A few other matters of business were attended to, the council sitting over four hoare. THB VOLUNTEERS are summoned to meet at the Armory, Denbigh, at 3.15 to-day (Saturday), for the purpose of proceeding by train to Ruthin for battalion drill. DARKNESS IN HENLLAN STREET.—During the last fortnight the gas company's men have been laying down new mains along Bridge-street and Henllan-street. Strange to siy when the mains were put down they wee covered in instead of connecting them with the pipes belonging to the consumers, so that night afier night the people have been left without light. The incon- venience has beeo particularly felt at the Reading Room, Brynyffynon Hotel, and the shops. Oa Sunday no gas was obtainable at St. Mary's Church and candles had to be brought into use. It seems to us that had the workmen had the foresight to connect the mains and the pipes as they proceeded with the work the inconvenience would have been much less, and the expense of opening the roads twice been avoided. READING ROOM.—Mr David Evans, builder has com- menced the alterations to the reading room, tho work to be completed by December 1st The whole of the interior is to be altered by taking down the partition and chimney stack between the reading room and the former library, thus providing one large room available, if necessary, for small audiences for lectures, entertain- ments, &c. The plans for the new cottage for the librarian were before the Town Council on Thursday week and passed. Public baths had been talked of, but the committee feel that they must postpone that move- ment, at least for the present. On Friday night Messrs Davies and Armor offered for sale & quantity of old books, pamphlets, &c., belonging to the library, which were removed to make room for works of more general interest. A DISGRACEFUL NUISANCE.—A recent order of the Council has gone forth against the keeping of pigs and ducks close to dwelling-houses. This may no doubt be a step in the right direction, but when the Council are so vigilant in enforcing .the law against poor people, it would be well for them to look at home." For months past the Council have allowed a nuisance to exist in Bull-lane which has repeatedly caused visitors to utter some very uncomplimentary remarks about our local government. Several months ago the Howell's School governors stopped an open drain in Bull-lane that had been at least for fifty years running into Bron-y-parc. At the time it was contended that this was illegal, but whether or not, it was clearly the duty of the Council either to compel there-opening of the drain or to remedy the evil. They have not done either. For months past the filth and dirty water from the cottages in Bull-lane have been running down to a point near the gate of Bron-y-parc^ then failing to find an outlet it oveiflows and runs down the main street. Any d> y a mass of stinking black liquid can be seen partly lodged opposite the lower cottage and partly runnning down the road, meeting the eye of every visitor to the castle. We learn that the inhabitants of the district have complained in vain and are put off by some excuse to the effect that the Council will be making their new drainage works soon. We do not believe the town is in the filthy state Dr Thorne's recent report represented it, but we are surprised that after such a castigation the Council are not prompt in remedying an evil which is patent to every one IMPORTANT SALE OF STOCK.—On Monday, there was an unusually large gathering of the agriculturists of the Vala of Clwyd, as well as stock dealers from Chester, Manchester, and other English towns present at Green- field Farm, near Denbigh, on the occasion of a large and important sale of live stock, &c., belonging to Captain W. P. Evans, which was advertised in the Guardian. The catalogue included 16 grand young cart horses, of great power and high courage, in first-class coadition (many of which are prize-takers); 16 noted Welsh and short-horn cows and heifers, several with calves at foot and others down to calving (including several prize- winners) six barren cows and heifers; 12 strong yearling steers and heifers; 50 fat Shropshire Down lainbs, 20 ditto Shropshire Down ewes, 30 prime porkers of small weights, three farmers' waggons, a few other imple- ments, and a large quantity of excellent horse gear. The business of the day was preceded by a luncheon, pre- sided over by Captain Evans; after which success to the day's sale was drunk, and the health of Captain Evans. The auctioneers were Messrs Dew and Son, of Bangor and Rhyl, whose tact and ability in disposing of the articles added much to the success of the sale. The im- plements, gears, waggons and carts, were quickly dis- posed of, for the greatest interest centred in the sale of horses and cattle. These were as fine a lot of animals as have ever been seen in the district. We quote a few prices as samples of the purchases. A splendid pair of agricultural horses, which obtained the second prize at Rhvl show last week, realised £180, being bought by a Manchester gentleman a handsome powerful dark-grey horse, Farmer, G years' old, fetched £92; a powerful browu mare, winner of the first prize at the Denbigh show last year as a two-year-old, fetched £80; a pair of handsome black and brown three-year-old colts in breaker's hands, realised £80; Brandy, a powerful five- year-old brown horse, sold for £72; Captain, a useful nve-year-old black horse, fetched £66; Madam, a roan mare, six-yea.r_old, realised £62; Prince, a light bay horse, five-year.old, realised £ <6; a three-year-'jld cart mare, bay with black points, with foal at her foot, winner of the first prize at Denbighshire and Flintshire show in 1876, fetched £59. Several other horses realised to £60 each. The cattle also realised very excellent prices, many of them nearly each, the competition being unusually keen. The whole of the sheep, Drincipally Shropshire Downs, were bought by Mr Elward Thomas, Penisa Waen, a well-known sheep dealer, at excellent prices for the seller. The pigs also sold well. The geese were bought by Mr John Robinson. Denbigh, also a first-class sheep dog. Taken as a whole, the sale must have been very satisfactory to Mr Evans, who deserved to be successful considering the class of animals he offered for public competition. BOROUGH POLICE COURT. FRIDAY.—Before the Mayor (Alderman T. Gee). CASES WITHDRAWN. — Oae by Elizabeth Roberts against Price Jones, who had signed an agreement to pay a weekly sum. Another by W. Wynne against Mrs Birch, for assault, they having settled and one by Mr Jared Jones against a man named Pierce for having damaged a door. THE DanK AGAIN.—Thomas Williams, The Green, Denbigh, pleaded guilty to being found drunk and in- capable in Love-lane by Sergeant Lewis. He had been up twice previously, the last time only two months ago. Fined 5s and 9s costs.—Mary Riley, Henllan-street, who was charged with drunkenness by P.C. Evans, said she had had a few glasses of ale given her by some friends, but she was only standing at her own door trying to get in but could not do so. Fined 5s and 9s costs, and as she begged for time to pay, she was allowed until the follow- ing Wednesday. MAGISTRATES WANTED.—The other cases, about 8 in number, could not be taken because a second magistrate could not bo found although the police went out on a searching expedition. It would tend to the public con- venience if arrangements were made by which the magistrates would in rotation undertake to be present, so as to always secure the attendance of two. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. WEDNESDAY,—Before Mr W. D. W. Griffith, and Lieut.-Col. Humberslon. EXCISE PROSECUTIONS.—Harriet Jones, Llansannan, was charged with having a dog without a licease. She said she never had a dog, it belonged to her son-in.law, and was occasionally coming to her house.—Sergeant Backlog proved finding a dog at defendant's house, and she told him that her son-in-law had bought the license at Abergele, but she would the dog killed, and he understood that had been done.—John Williams was called by the woman to say that she had never kept a dogherseif; only her son-in-law, to whom it formerly belonged, and who used frequently to come over.—The woman pleaded that she had no use for the dog, she was receiving parish relief, and could pay nothing.— Fhe bench said they must fined her in the mitigated penalty of 25s, with a recommendation that it be remitted, and the woman was allowed to go without payment until the Inland Revenue Board had been communicated with. —Griffith Williams, Nantglvn, charged with the same offence, did not appear. Sergeant Backlog, found the dog on his premises and the wife admitted they had no license, but took one out the day afterwards. Fined £1 10J. Mr Murphy, supervisor, and Mr Bennett, Denbigh, appeared to prosecute. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE PROSECUTIONS.— Mr Charles Grimsley, clerk to the St. Asaph School Attendance Committee, appeared to ask for orders against Joseph Evans, Dern, Llanefydd Hugh Williams, Bryn- tirian, Llanefydd. Robert Jones and John Williams, Llanefydd to compel them to send the children to school. The excuse in the first case was that the^child's health was not well enough to go to school. The lad had only been ten times out of fifty. Order made for the child's attendance at school.—In the second case the woman said the child had no shoes to go in. for they had five children and the husband only a labourer. Order made.—Robert Jones's wife said the reason of the child's absence was that it had ringworm on her face. The officer said the child had not attended once in two months. Order made.—In the fourth case (John Williams) defendant did not appear. Notice was served on the 18th February and the child attended two- thirds of the time op to June, and since then only ten out of fifty times. Order made. "QUARRELLING WITH HIM A BIT."—David Williams an elderly man from Meriadog, was charged with as- saulting Edward Davies, of Bodelwyddan. Complainant said he was coming from Chapel on Sanday night and when near Coed-y-bran defendant came up to him, squared his fists up to him, and threatened to smash him. Defendant's excuse for the assault was that com- plainant had called after him at the rent dinner, but that could not be the case for he was not at such dinner, being at Henllan at the time.—Defendant who was most anxious to tell his story said he did quarrel with him a bit."—Henry Thomas, of Glascoed, was with complainant on the Sunday night and saw the alterca- tion. Complainant had not called after defendant or given him any provocation. Defendant cursed com- plainant and raised his fiat and stick to strike him. Another witness corroborated.—The defendant toid a long rambling story which caused no little amusement about having been summoned to the Bodelwyddan rrnt audit dinner although he paid no rent, and as be was coming home from the Vicarage he alleged that complainant and a woman shouted after him and annoyed him. He seemed, however, to have mistaken the person, but raeetirg complainant he had a bit of a quarrel with him, but did not raise his stick to complainant but to one of his own cows that waa wild (laughter).—Defendant was fined Is and £1 5s 6d costs, the bench cautioning him but thinking it was not n very serious case. SCHOOL BOARD CASK-.—Aon Evans, Ty;r> ffrith. Nantglvn, was summoned by the" Nantcrlyn School Board for not sending her child to school. Mr Dew, the clerk, appeared for the Board. The woman said the boy had been had with sore throat, but she would send him in future.—Evan Davies, Waen, summoned for similar offence, said he was very sorry. He had been awav eleven months and this neglect had occurred. He agreed to send the child to school.
RUTHIN. THE COCOA ROOMS in V ile-street, are to be opened shortly by the kind intervelÓon of Miss Cunliffe and Miss Gibson. COMING-OF AGE FESTIVITIES.—We understand tW the festivities on tho occasion of the coming-of-age of Edward O. V. Llovd. of Ber'h and Rhigitt, E-q, will take place on the 21st instant, in consequence of the fair at Ruthin being on the 20^h. HIGHWAY BOARD.—This met on Monday, Mr M. Louis in the chair. Certain trusts in the district being about to expire, it was agreed that the gates at Nantyaarth and Llysfasi be taken down, and instructions given to Mr E. Humphreys, the surveyor, to that effect. It was agreed that the Rev Mr Jones, rector of Llan- elidan, should pay 2s 6,1 yearly as an acknowledgement of an encroachment upon certain land in connection with the Four Crosses gate in Llanarmon parish. WATER COMPANY'S MEETING.—The half-yearly meet- ing of the shareholders of Ruthin Water Company was held on Saturday, under the presidency of Mr W. Low, J.P., Wrexham. The chairman congratulated the com- pany on the excellent balance sheet and report they had to show, and moved that the statement of accounts for the half-year ending June 30, and the report of the directors, which had been circulated, be adopted. This was seconded by Mr John Jones, and carried. Mr J. Jones moved that a dividend of four per cent on ordinary capital, and one of five per cent, on preference capital, be declared payable thar day, less income tax. Seconded hv Mr R G. Joyce, and carried. On the motion of Mr Isaac Williams seconded by Mr W. T. Rouw, a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman. Toe report of the directors announced that the revenue of the company is gradually increasihEr. The balance available for dividend amounted to £200 7a 7d, which enabled the directors to recommend a dividend at the rate of four per cent. per annum on the original share capital; this after payment of five per cent, dividend on the preference sharjs, left a balance of £23 4s lid to be carried forward to next account. The new reservoir and filter beds are progres- sing satisfactorily, and it is expected that they will be completed in about. two months. CONCERT AT DERWEN.—On Friday evening last a truly rural concert was given at Derwen in aid of the National School funds. The chairman, Mr Jones, of Oaklanc's, Ruthin, in a humorous speech pointed out tho necessity for supporting the school rather than itshoJuld be handed over to a school board. Derwen was one of the few parishes in this neighbourhood which haseic iped, so far, that expensive machinery. He said it was all owing to some little tailor or other who ruled the:o>st thatLlan- fair parish possessed a schoolboard (laughter). He thought it highly credit.b'e to the vicar of Dnven that he was able to miinfam the school upon voluntary principles. The programme was slightly altered (on account of there being no accompanist) for Eos Maelcr, of Bangor Ca'hedral, who was loudly encored. A harmonium, the lungs of which were slightly affected, Was brought into requisition and accompanied the children who sang three excellent choruses. Mr Isaac Jonei sung some songs and pellJiliion with harp accompaniment] Mr John Davies and party were listcUJd to with much appreciation, the blending of tho voices were something marvellous for a vdiage. Miss M. Williams also took part in the pfogramm». Mr Lewis Jones, Ruthin, under- took the conductor-hip.—Much credit is due'to Mr Thomas, the schoolmaster, for his untiring exertions on behalf of the school, and the 'rouble be must hive taken to provide sucn an enjoyable entertainment- There was a large and fashionable audience, many having come from Ruthin. DVP-AYN CLWVD DEANERY AND DIOCESAN SOCIETY. In this deanery of 1G parishes, two or three of which are the richest in the diocese, only J661 8s 7d was last year subscribed to the four dioceian societies, two or threo of which are as Mr Ashley and Mr Mainwaring put it, in the melancholy condition of languishing for want of sup- port.—To begin with, five of the parishes do not trouble themselves to contribute anything, namely, Clocaenog, Llangwfan, Lianginhafel, Llanychan, Prion. Whilst in eleven of the parishes hero is no church offertory tor the societies. Derweu sends £1 10s, omitting altogether Church Building and Caurch Exten- sion.—Efenechtyd sen is £3 12", but omits the education fund.—Gyffylliog seat £1 1. neglecting the Church Building and Extension Societies, but the parish is not very advantageously situated—Llanbedr sends £5 103 6J divided amongst the four societies, but £4: 4i is given by the vicar himself.—Llandvrnog sends G" but omits the Education Fund and the Church Extension has no offertory and only two subscribers in the parish.—Llan- elidan contributes £8 Is Id by two subscribers and offer- tory.—Llanfair, there is no offertory, no support g.ven to the Church Bail ling or Extension Societies, and only two .subscribers contributing a total of £2 Is.—Llan- fwrog sends £12 Is 61 from four subscribers to the Widow and Orphans' and Church Building Society leaving the two o'her societies without help. No offer- tory made.—Llanrhaiadr sent, £5 2s, onlv the Board of Education being neglected altogether.—Llanynvs con- tributed £5 3s 6d, but nothing to the Education Board. —Ruthin sends £ 11, but strange to say no offertory is made and the amount, mentioned is given by four sub- scribers to only two of the societies, the Church Exten- sion and Board of Education being left entirely without, support. Out of 16 parishes in the deanery we find there are 11 that send nothing to the Board of Eluca- tion, 11 give no help to the Church Ex ension, 8 no help to the Church Building, and 5 no help to the Widows and Orphans. Judging by the speeches at the chapter meetings we fdncv Mr Scott Bmkes would lecture the clergy and Mr Ashley the laity of this deauery. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. MONDAY.—Present, the Hev. the Warden, chairman Mr W. Pickstone, vice-chairmau; Mr T. Htfghrs, Ystrad Mr Marcus Louis, Mr John Jenkins, Mr W. Davies, Llysfasi; Mr E. Jones, Mr T. Williams, &c. STATISTICS.—Number in the house, 12 against 74 last year vagrants relieved during the fortnight, 24.-0ut- reliet m Ruthin district to 210 applicants, .£60 5s; in Llanrhaiadr district to 143 recipients, £37. Treasurer's balance, £1,286 lis Id. THE BOARD ROOM—The stranga alterations which we have previously remarked upon, again came in for a share of attention, the views expressed not veing very eulogistic of the alteration. Mr T. Hughes said it was far too high for the length and breadth.—Others re- marked that the echo was considerable.—Mr Louis thought that could be remedied by some wires across the room.—Af!ev some more conversation, the subject dropped but if the room is not as cold and uncom- fortable as a barn in winter we thall be greatiy deceived. THE VAGRANTS—Once again these unfortunates oc- cupied the time of the board, the discussion being whether it was lawful to m tke them break stones or do other work before they bad any supper.—Mr Louis said that the master was now getting men to do their work better, and he saw no necessity for the erection of the cages which he spoke about some weeks ago. Eventually the following motion was parsed with a view of getting it sanctioned by the Local Government Board :—Moved by Mr Louis that the vagrants be allowed no food until they had broken such a qaantity of stone or done such other work as the master or matron thought fif, and that the clerk prepare a set of rules for the house in relative to the matter. OTHER BUSINESS.—Several persons were ordered to be prosecuted for non-maintenance of parents.—Tne deed as to the purchase of the land by Mr Louis, was finally settled. -1 jjreed to repair the boundary wall near Llanrhydd-street, though there was some little doubt as to whether it belonged to the workhouse nor not. SCARLET FEVER IN THE DISTRICT.—The Medical Officer cf Health (Dr. W. D. Jones) in his report said that two cases of scarlet fever had terminftfd fatally in the district, one in Lianfair parish, which had without doubt been imported from Liverpool, and the other in the parish of Ltanfwrog, ia which the patient (a child) was only ill about two days. The mill house where this occurred was in a bad sanitary condit on, very damp, and quite unfit for habitation. There had been during the first month of the quarter a severe epidemic of measles, but no deaths oc-urred. With these ex- ceptions the district was healthy.
HA WARDEN. PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY WEEK.—Befote Meadows Frost, Esq. (in the chair), W. Johnson, H. Maddock, and W. Hancock, Eq rs. ILLEGAL USE OF THE TRAMMEL NET ON THB DEB.— William Bitheil, of 7, Pitt-s reet, and James Minshull, Crane-street, Chester, were summoned at the instance of the River Dee Fisherv Board for fishing with a net during weekly close time.—^Mr A. Pritchard, Chester, prosecuted on behalf of the Fishery Board. Bithell did not put in an appearance.—In statihg the case, Mr Pritchard said the information was laid under the Salmon Fishery Acts 24 and 25, Victoria, cap. IOU, and section 21, which enacted that no person should fish for, catch, or kill any salmon by any means other than the rod and line, between 12 o'clock at noon on Saturday-and six on Monday morning, the penally for contravention being not over £5, and a further penalty not exceeding £1 for eaeh fish so taken. The defendants were summoned for contravention I of the section by fishing at 12.45 on the morning of Sunday, the 28th Jaly, on the river Dee.—Thomas McShea, head water-bailiff, in the employ of the River Dee Conservators, said he was on duly on Sunday morning the 28th July last by tho hisrhor ferry on the Navigation Cop. He saw a boat fishing, one man beinw ia the boat and another walking on the side, and there was a nit from the boat to the man on shore. They fished down towards the ferry, an l when they got the man in the boat lifted the net in and also :ook the man off the bank. They then returned to Chester. He kept them in sight an the time, and when they landed at Chester he identified them aud spoke to them. He saw Bithell take the net out of the boat and Minshull and he were carrying it between them, when be met them and took it from th"m. He said to them This is a nice time to be fidiing—on Sunday morning." Bithell said :—" I don't deny it. We have been out but we got nothing, and we have hst the net now. I will give you 10s on Monday to say nothing about it." Minshull was walking cn> hit in front when this was said. There was no fbh in the boat.—Minshull,. when by the Bench if he had anything to say, replied that he was very sorry the thing had happened, but he got drunk and was pursuaded to go out.—McShoa stated that Minshull was not a regular fisherman, and the de- fendant himself said he was a labourer.—Bithell, who did not appear, was fined 40s and the cost", or 14 days' hard labour in default; and Minshull, as he seemed to be a tool, was fined only 10s. and costs, or seven days' hard labour,—Bithell and Minshull wore further sum- moned under a bye-law of the River Dee Fishery Board prohibiting the use of the trammel net except within a specified portion of the river. Mr Pritchard said he was desirous of proceeding with this case in order that he might have the opportunity of an ex- planation —The Chairman: Is it for explanation or con- viction.—Mr Pritcha-d I will put the case before the court aid I shall be quite willing to let you deal with it; but the chief object of my doing so is to let it be known to other fishermen the wecl-e circumstances under which the question of trammelling is situated. He proceeded to say that this was an information against the same defendants as in the last case for a breach of a new feve law which had been recently passed by the Board of Conservators. It had been for some time a ground of complaint by the fishermen at the lower end of the river that they were unable to fish for salmon with the ordimry draught net, and they petitioned the Homo Office, asking them would they be good enough to take into consideration whether or not trammel nets might under some circumstances be leealised. Two inspectors, Mes-rs Walpole and Bick- land, came down to Chester some time ago and held an inquiry into the subject, and as a result they re- ported in favour of a regalisation of trammel nets. Upon that the Conservators, as speedily as possible, con- vened a meeting of their board, and took the matter into consideration, and in order to carryjout the recommend- ation of the inspectors they passed this bvelaw:— "Trammel nets may be lawfully used for taking salmon in that portion only of the River Dee which is below animaginarv line drawn across the riverfrom Burt on Point on tho northward shore to Rokliff Hall on the southward shore thereof, and in no other portion of the river above that line, namely, a net consisting of not more than three walls or nets placed together, the centre one having a mesh of not less than two aud a quarter inches from knot to knot when measured wot, and the outer onea having a mesh of not less than eleven inches from knot to knot when so measured. Any person offending against this byelaw shall be liable for each offence to a penalty not oxeeeding This bye'aw Mr Pritchard went on to say, had been approved by the Secretary of State, pursuant to the act of Parliament, on the 10th June last. He might explain that prior to the passing of this new byelaw it was altogether illegal to fish with trammel nets, by section 10 of the same statu'e he had quoted in the other case. But m order to meet the wishes of the fishermen anj to enable them fairly to carry on their trade, the Board had passed this byelaw, limiting the use of these nets to a certain area, and it was the desire of the Board that it should be known that that was illegal, and that was the principal object in issuing this ;ast°information. —Thomas McShea was called to prove that the net used by the defendants on this occasion was a trammel net.—The magistrates imposed a fiue upon Bichell of 5s and costs, or seven days in default, and Minshull they ordered to pay half the costs-3: 31, and gave him a month to pay the full amount in which he was mulcted, 19" i}J.
FLINT. BOROUGH SESSIONS.—At these sessions on Tuesday before Messrs J. K. Huntley, P. A. Mawsdley, and J. L. Muspratt, the license of the Volunteer Arms was transferred to Mrs Mary Richards, and that of the Sailors' Home to Mrs Anne D.iv^s. David Jones, of Holywell, was charged with neglecting his duty as furn,iceman at the Flint Marsh Colliery, and was fined 2s Gel aud costs. Jane Percival was fined 10s and costs, and ordered to Had two sureties to keep the peace for assaulting Robert Wadsworth. John Wil- liams, of Redfern-row, was charged with maliciously damaging a house belonging to Mr Thomas Evans, by daubing the walls, ceilings, and d;ors with offensive matter. Defendant was ordered to pay 10s damages and costs. CHARGE OF ASSAULT AGAINST A SCHOOLMASTER,—At the petty sessions, on Tuesday, Mr Thomas Taylor, master of the Flint National Schools, was charged with unlawfully assaulting and beating one of the scholars at the Fchools-Thomas Bodley Hughes, 12 years of age. Mr Churton (Chester) appeared for the com- plainant, and Mr Roper (Mold) defended. From the statement made by Mr Churton, it appeared that on the 26th ult. tho defendant was teaching a class in the school, the hoy Hughes being one of the children in the class, and sitting on the uppermost of four forms. It "as alleged that because the hov failed to say his lesson Mr Taylor caught him by the breast and pulled him down the forms, causing him to fall upon his elbow, upou which au abscess has since formed, and the boy was then unable to attend the court owing to the injuries. It was also alleged that Mr Taylor beat the boy with a pointer. Evidence was given by one of the scholars and Dr. Portus to justify an adjournment. Mr Roper said he had a full and complete answer to the case, and from his cross-examination of the witness, he wished to elicit that the boy bad..faIlen over the forms before being touched by the master. The case was adjourned for three weeks to enable the boy to attend.
RHYL. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Monday evening Mr and Mrs Fredericks gavo a comic character entertainment in the Town H ill, which was fairly patronised. THE MOSTYN HOTEL.—On Thursday week, this hotel, situated in lli^h-street and WeHrngton-road, was sub- mitted to publ.c competition by Messrs Dew and SOD, the solicitor being Mr Charles Heywood, of Manchester. The bidding began with £1,000, and rose to £2)840. There being no advance the lot was withdrawn. SUNDAY SERYIC. S.—The Rev Dancau McGregor dis- coursed on Sunday evening to a large congregation on the mythical theory concerning the person of Jesus Christ."—Oa the same evening, at Holy Trinity Church, the Rev M. Edwards, Vicar of Cwmdeuddwr, preached a special sermon in Welsh to a large congre- gation. EXCURSION FROM BALA.—Oa Friday the Church Sunday School scholars of Bala had their annual excursion to Rhyl und back. The scholars were accom- panied by the Rev R. Jones, rector, and the Rev T. Jones, curate of the parish, and a goodly number of parishioners.—On the same day a well organised excursion from Oswestry, arrived in town. Dinner and tea were provided for them by Mr Smith, of Wellington- road. STAFFORDSHIRE CONSERVATIVES —On Friday last, about 4,000 persons arrived in Rhyl, Iwhither j they were brought by six special trains. The excursion was organised by the Tunstall District Conservative Associa- tion, and the passengers were chiefly members of the association and their families. They had tho option of alighting at Rhyl or going on to Bangor, but, we believe every person stayed at Rhyl. nor were they dis- appointed, for the weather was fine, a good tide in, and various kinds of amusements ready for their patronage.
ST. ASAPH. ST, ASAPH DEANERY AND THE DIOCESAN SOCIETIES. This deanery of fifteen parishes contributed last year £259 lis 7d to the four diocesan societies. St. Asaph parish gave £97 8s 9d, but of that the bishop gave £50 and the dean lis, there being only six other subscri- bers in the parish, and only one other subscriber to the Church Extension and Board of Education. The totals for each society were—Widows and Orphans £22 17s 6d; Church Building, £24 4s lid; Extension Society, £33 O. 3d Education, £17 6s Id.—Bodfari produces £7 13s, £6 3s of which is given by Captain Mesham. Nothing is given here to the Widows and Orphans Society, and only lOi (by the camte) to the Church Extension Society the only other subscriber of any kind being Mr Thomas Owen, Hendre. No offertory is made for any of the societies !—Bodelwyddan produces £.7 10s. of which the vicar gives twa-thirds, the rest being by offertory. Caerwys gives 10s 6d to only one society.—Cefn comes out nobly with £4:9 0s 6d. of which Mrs WUliams Wyna gives £20 odd and Mr Chambres £20, all four societies being thought of.—Cwtn sends £2 12s Qj bat to only one society (Widows and Orphans), yet Cwm had a grant of £35 last week from the Church Building Society. No offertory made.-Dymeircliion gives £11 12s, of which Captain Pennant contributes .al4 and the vicar £2 12s, the rest being by offertory.—Gwaenysgor omits the Church Building and Extension Societies, giving £17 5s to the other two.—Llanasa and Melidan do not contribute a penny.—Prestatyn sends £4 103 6d.—Newmarket .£2 from one subscriber.—Rhuddlan JE5 13s, chiefly from offertory—Rhyl sent £63 13s 5d, being .Ell 3s to the WidowsandOrphansSociety,£lO lis 3d Church Building, £18 14s Id Church Extension, and £23 5s Id Educatiea Board there being 21 subscribes in Rhyl and offertorr producing £18 16s 5d.
The best market for Tinned Goods, at the Liver Wrexham. Bay your Tea, Grocery, nnd Provisions at the Liver Hope-street, Wrexham. Teas, Coffees, and general Groceries are supplied at merchants' prices by C. K. BKNSON and Co., H, Biffh- street, Wrexham.