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WALES AND WELSHMEN. A destructive fire broke out at Messrs. Price and Williams' saw mills at Builth, and damage to the extent of X2,000 was done. I:ip It is reported that several cases of s«arlet fever —all of them, however, of a mild type—have broken out in different parts of Oswestry. The Wrexham Town Council have declined the offer of the Market Hall Company to sell their property to the Corporation for £ 48,000. Tracy Turnerelli, the old Conservative," has written an indignant protest against the proposal to construct a railway to the summit of the Great Orme at Llandudno. i"7i Sir Owen Roberts, of London, announces his intention of resigning his seat upon the Court of Governors of the University College at Bangor, in consequence, presumably, of the action of the Senate and Council in the recent dispute. At the Llandudno County Court Sir Horatio Lloyd commented in strong terms upon the manner in which a distraint for rent had been carried out upon the effects of Miss Wynne, a schoolmistress, and expressed his regret that he could not award special damages.2 On Monday morning the bailiff of Mr W. Griffiths of Chirk, was going his usual rounds when he found a sheep was missing. On searching for it he found it had been killed, the carcase taken away, and only the head and skin left behind. ID- formation was given to the police, and eight col- liers apprehended who admitted the offence. The hearing of the charge against Miaa Edith Hill, formerly a barmaid at Rhyl, of having attempted to commit suicide was resumed at the Rhyl Petty Sessions. The circumstances, as disclosed by the evidence, were of a painful character. The Bench found that the act of the accused was unpremeditated, and the case was dismissed* 11 11 I- George Morrison, age 70, and late keeper to Sir Watkins Williams Wynn, Wynnstay, was found drowned in the reservoir at Peny Cae, near Raubon. The deceased had been in Sir Watkin's service for about 27 years, and retired on a pension. He held the position of watchman to the Ruabon Water Works Company. It is surmised that he must have missed his footing in passing the reservior and fallen in. fciereiMS amonra A Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench was asked to grant a rule nisi to bring up an order of Flintshire justices granting a licence against the opposition of a neighbouring publican. The licensing magistrates had held that the objector was not a person entitled by law to oppose the granting of the licence, and Mr Justice Wright now took the same view. Mr Justice Wright, however, was in favour of the rule being granted, and an order was made accordingly. A case of some interest in Flintshire was decided in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, when Mr John Hugh Lewis, a solicitor, of Liver- pool, was charged with having misappropriated a sum of J2250. It was stated that Mr David Griffiths, a surgeon of Prestatyn, Flintshire, had sent to the defendant .£800 to be invested. Of this sum the defendant invested but .£450. He repaid .£100 of ttie remaining .£350, but the balance bad neither been refunded nor invested. l'he defendant was struck off the rolls. A rather novel suggestion for the relief of Welsh miners ha3 been made by Mr G. H. Harrison, who, in forwarding to tlv Rev. E. M. Edmunds, of Ruabon, a postal order for 7s. 6d., »ays:—"This 7s. 6d. was a fee I received for 3reaching in a Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Montgomeryshire on Sunday. Although out Jreaching often, I have never previously taken n mey. but as long as the strike continues I will do so and forward it to you. If I might make a suggestion, there are many local preachers, like uiysolf, who would willingly give their fees if it was suggested to them." A domestic servant named Sarah Whatmore was admitted to Llandudno Cottage Hospital in a critical state. It seems that Whatmore, who is about thirty years of age, had been for some time in service at Bryntysilio, where she bears an excellent character. A workman named Jones, who was on the Conway shore, saw a female in the rough breakers as the tide was coming in apparently trying to drown herself. Having rescued the woman, who proved to be Sarah Whatmore, he asked what induced her to commit such an act, and if it was a love affair. She replied that it was nothing of that sort, and muttered something about never being well. He left her with a fellow-workman, and fetched Sergeant Rowland, who accompanied Whatmore to Bryntysilio, where she was attended by two doctor. She belongs to Cleobury Mortimer, near Craven Arms, Salop. A case involving an interesting point as to liability to perform contracts came before Sir Horatio Lloyd at the Wrexham County Court. An insurance agent named John Evans agreed to sell for JJ85 certain premises in Market-street, Rhosllanerchrugog, to Richard Owen, and the agreement was signed. Upon learning, however, that Owen was acting not on his own behalf but on that of a neighbour with whom Evans's mother was not on friendly terms, Evans declined to execute the contract. Owen accordingly instituted an action to compel him to do so. The Judge said it was < bviouely a case for the payment of smart money." The plaintiff offered to accept X30 in settlement, but as the defendant refused to give more that .£10 his Honour granted a decree for specific performance, without damages or costs. Subsequently, however, the question was reopened, and a verdict for .£25 damages was entered. Mr Charles Morley, the Liberal candidate for Breckonshire, had a splendid reception at Brecon last week. In the course of his "declaration of faith," he made some point which may be consid- ered as a reply to Mr Robert Wynn's Berriew utterances on the Parish Councils Bill. Let me say one word on the interesting subject of One Man One Vote. This measure almost as much as any has given offence to our opponents, and I am afraid it has given trouble to some rather weak- kneed Liberals, who tell us that property has its rights. Of course it has. And then we are told that men with a large take in the country ought to have more voting power But might we not ask our friends where do they purpose drawing the line ? If a man with five acres of land is to have more votes than the man who occupies a house how many votes must be given to the man occupying 500 or 1000 acres cf land ? What is understood by a stake in the country ? Suppose a man has 5,000 acres of land and 5,000 sovereigns in the bank, I suppose he has a large stake in the country. But if he cannot take away his 5000 acres, he may with his 5,000 sovereigns go and live elsewhere. But what is a man to do who posset ees nothing but a wife and family, and has to support his wife and his children, and has nothing to do this with but his own right band ? I think my- self that that man has as great a stake-and if possible a greater stake—in the country than the man with the X5,000 and 5,000 acres of land. So ladies and gentlemen, we dont mean to have vot- ing any longer by breeches pockets; we mean to vote by heads we mean to have one man one vote."



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