WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. NORTH WALES MINISTERIAL STATIONS. In anticipation of the Wesleyan Conference, which opens in Bradford on July 13, the Sta- tioning Committee has been in session during week, and has issued tho following first draft of stations of ministers. An asterisk de- notes change of appointment: — THE FIRST NORTH WALES DISTRICT- Denbigh *Peter Jones (C.), *W. Morris Jones, B.A. (St. Asaph). j Rhyl: Thomas Owen Jones, *Francis E. Jones (Prestatyn), Robert Hughes, D. Anwy'l Williams (Prestatyn), Joseph Owen (Prestatyn), supernu- meraries. Ruthin: .ThornD.> Glyn Roberts, who shall chango on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Denbigh Circuit; John Pierce, Philip Williams. supernumeraries. Corwcn: Hugh Evans, Daniel Morris Grif- fiths (Cerrigydruidion). Llangollen: Arthur William Davies, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ilriiii,??vrs of the C;efn Circ-ait. -fa oil -Tts, ?- (Ruaboi)) :Tf irias N.'el. ,P,?o b,- C William Price (Rhos, Ruabon). Coed-poeth (Wrexham) "Griffith O. Roberts, D. Meurig Jones (Brymbo, Wrexham). John William Davies (Wrexham), Daniel Williams, (Bwlchgwyn); Thomas J. Humphreys (Wrex- ham), supernumerary. Liverpool: (Oakfkld Road): William Owen Evans (B-ao, *Philip Price, Edward Davies. Liverpool (Mount Zion): David Janes (D.), Owen Evans (Birkenhead), J. Roger Jones, B.A. (Seaeombe1) John Evans (C.), (Birkenhead); Edward Humphreys (Birkenhead), supernumera- ries. Welsh Mission: Aneurin Lloyd Hughes, (A sh ton -111 i'J a kerf iekD, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Liverpool (Oukfield Road and Mount Zicn) Circuits, alternately, and act under the direction of the District Horae Mission and Chapel C-om- mittee. Holywell: David Angel Richards, John Lloyd Hughes (C aeV w y s). Ljanasa Holywell) *D. Darley Davies, Ed. ward John Parry (Ffynongroow, Holywell). Bagilit (Holywell): ''Richard Lloyd Jones (Chester), *Richard Jones, 13.A., (Flint); Daniel Marriott, supernumerary. Mold: E. Berwyn Roberts, David Roberts (Leeswood), Robert John Parry (Llanarmon). Llanfyliin: Charles Jones, E. Whit ting ton Jones (Llanfechain, Oswestry). Llanrhaiadr (Oswestry) Thomas Isfryn Hghes, John Cadvan Davies (Oswestry), William Griffith Williams (Llanarmon), *John Parry Brooks (Llansilin, Oswestry). Llanfair (Welshpool): Willisjn John Jones, *W. Larsgford Brooke. Stoke-on-Trent (Hartley) Curry, who shall act under the direction of the chairman of the district. Stockton-on-Tees: E. Wynne Owen (Bishop Auckland), who slytll act under the direction of the chairman of the district. Manchester: John Felix, Gwilym R. Roberts, L,yj.5 Edwards (Leeils). THE SECOND NORTH WALES DISTRICT. Llanrwst: Thomas Charles Roberts, *Hünry Metlrion Davies (Penmacjhno), Borttwsyeccd), Thomas Gwilym Roberts (Eglwysbach, Taly- cafn), Henry Hughes, supernumerary. Abergele: David Morris, *J. Maelor Hughes (Llanddulas). Conway John Wee ley Hughes (Colwyn Bay), 'David Tccwyn Evans. B.A.; Hugh Hughes (Old Colwyn), Moses Roberts (Llandudno Junc- tion), supernumeraries. Llandudno: William Richard Roberts who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Oonway Circuit. Beaumaris: *William Ll-oyd Davies, *Evan Jones (Llangefni), *Elvin Ivor Humphreys, B.A. (Menai Bridge). Amlwch: Lewis Owen, (fourth year), who shall 'h, n cv,(,,ry qtiitr c, oil two Sur?d4ys ter with lb-o min zi tk 'head an4 Beauniar' _r..) of tile yijl y is Circuits alternately John Evan Roberts, super- numerary- Holyhecod: John Kelly Richard Hopwood Aberffraw (Anglesey), W. Philip Roberts (Pen- garnislog, Tycroes). Carnarvon: Owen Madoc Roberts, William Owen (Penygroes), *Edward Tegla Davies (Port- dinorwic, Bangor), Evan Roberts (Petiisar'waen), Ishmael Evans, supernumerary. Bangor: Thomas Hughes (B.), *Robert Garret Roberts (Llanfairteehau), Richard Jones Wil- liams, editor and book steward, Hugh Jones (B.), D.D. (Bangor). Tregarth (Bangor): Rd. Morgan (B.), Robert Wm. Jones (Bethesda, Bangor). Pwllheli *David Thomas, Edward Arthur Morris (Criccieth, Carnarvonshire). Portrriadoc: Richard Mon Hughes. *E. Mostyn Jonee (Talsarnau, Merionethshire). Blaemau Festiniog: Peter Jones Roberts, *Rhys Jones (Festiniog). DoJgelley and Barmouth David Gwynfryn Jonta (Barmouth), D Egwys Jones (Dolgellev). (Harlech, Merioneth); Owen Hughes (Fairbourne). supernumerary. Towyn: John Smith (C.), *Richard iloreton Roberts (Aberdovey, Merionethshire); Robert Jones (D.), 6l1pe..rn1lIne¡-ar.y. Dinas Mawddwy: *———————, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Towyn a.nd Machynlleth Circuit alternately, and act under the direction of the. District Home Mission a Chapel Com- mittee- THE LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. Mold: 'Joseph Burrows, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the minis- ters of the Chester Circuit; William Jackson (C.), supernumerary. Carnarvon and P,-an-gor: John Percy, David R. Rowe (Bangor). Llandudno: T. Edward Ham. Rhyl *J. Montgomery Pascoe, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the minister of the Llandudno Circuit; James Kent, (Prestatyn), Joseph Newton, supernume- raries. (?olwvn Pay: rrederi<?k J. Dri,s, E, Frec-m-?ii, Tlio-iias G. Kcclin, -Jones, Wil- liani M,,I'or ((?onway .), 1-1?o.nrv 1,,Ict?crkiii, Waterworth, supernumeraries Holyhead: Joseph A. Ilandley, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Carnarvon and Bangor Circuit, and act under the direction, of the chair- man of the district. Wrexham: John Judson, *Hi!tfe>ric Friend -(Llangollen). *T. Harold Mallinson, B.A. (Moss); J. Sewcll Haworth (Llangollen), supernumerary.
A KHYL COMPENSATION CASE. JUDCE MOSS' DECISION. At the last County Court. His Honour Judge Moo, heard a claim under the Workmen's Coini- pen-ration Act, and reserved his deciiiicn i-n-order to consider the cited cares. It was a claim h. Mr Lemln, of Gromint-street, Rhyl, far 10s 6d per wc<.vk a;> oompensntion for injuries alHegeKi^to have been received whilst fol'pwang hi,3 eniploy- Tnent. Tlie resiiomiozxt was Mr H. Robinsor:, Sussex-streiet, the local agent for Singers' Sew- ing Machines. The aprpHeant suibmiltted that he was engaged by Mr Rehinron at a traveller to t ordori fo4r and i-tt-?n-d C, &i i.rg COE to 1: mil e w as I ii ch, I of a horse a.nd cart, and carried with him pro- perty and goods to the value of about j320. Oa the night of the accident., which was not de- puted, lie waii told by Mr Robinson to take tho horse and trap to Ivy House, Ilolywell, stay there the night, and to join Mr Robinson tho next day at Ilolywell station. The applicant alleged that he put the horse and trap up, called on two customers, saw till a. the hor;e was ail right, and was retiring to. bed at Ivy Ilo'ure just about 11 o'clock. He was given a candle, but no ni,at.chc,6. to 9?,c) -u?vtai,. li. 1-1-e had ti), ,ona rootii t-o ?Z.Pt to In t-li;; s,K--or.,cl the--e was a livnch wl:n,dciw., znd in grcq-y;r,-g abo,ut )'n tl-.c dorlc h.(, h-i through the window to the ground, injuring he; head. The case for the a:?p\ieant, as pwt for- ward by Air Ellis Joneis G.riffi.fh., M.P., was jhjal. the accident arose out of and .in the ocurae of the employment, so that respondont was liable. On the other bind, Mr Rig-by Swift, for the respondent, contended tha.t the accident, was not one pocu'iM to the oaBin-g of the ap.ipf.'ba.n, that it might have hajjpened to a.nyone, and tlvvt it was an Accident common to a.M huirjar.ity. lib Honour has now given deeifiictn, a.nd has decided in favour of the respondent.
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DENBIGHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. SERiOUS CASES ON THE 5NCREASE. THE LLANilWfcT AND ARERGELE ASSAULT CASES. The Quarter Sessions for the county of Den- bigh were held at Ruthin on Friday, when the following magistrates were present :—Sir j Watkin Wiiiiams Wynn (cliairnian), Mr L. W. Jell' Petit (deputy chairman), CoJonel Samibooh, 06lixmel Saxoa Gregson Ellis, Cap- tain Jenkins, Captain E. O. Watkin Duvies, Dr. J. Modwyn ilugUe-s, the Don. E. Hewitt, Messrs T. J. Williams, J. T. Maliward, F. A. Sfcurge, J. Watkin LumLey, Gomer Roberts, Edward Jones, Henry Williams, L. R. O. Astiey, J. Harrison Jones, T. O. Jones, J. Parrv Jones, and Dr. Whitehead* THE LATE KING EDWARD. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Colonel Saxon Gregson Ellis, a vote of sympathy with the Queen Mot-heir, King George Y., and the ether members of the Royal Eamily was parsed, an<l a resolu- tion w;us also adopted congratulating his pre>- eent Majesty on his peaceable accession to the Thorn e. COUNTY LICENSING COMMrrfEE. On the motion of Mr J. W. Lujnley, seconded by the Deputy Chairman, Mr J. W. Raynes, Highlands, Old Cohvyn, was ap- pointed a member of the above committee in the place of the late Mr T. G. Osborn, Col- wyn Bay. LICi.NSED VICTUALLERS' APPEAL. A circular letter was received from the Licensed Victuallers' Defence League of Eng- land and Wales appealing to tiie justices to abandon for a specitie period, the imposition of the charges for compensation purposes under the provisions of the Licensing Act, 1904. The ground upon which the appeal was principally bas-"d. was the increased financial burden recently cast on the licensing trade by the Legislature, which, it was stated, must inevitably result in the utter impoverishment of a vast number of licence- holders, and curtail, if not altogether destroy, the power they may have formerly potssessed to meet the charges made upon them. At- tention was also drawn to the fact that the legitimate trader was subjected to the unfair competition of unlicensed soupoes of supply. The letter was referred to the Licensing Committee. A LLANSANNAN APPEAL. The Olerk informed the court that the taxed costs of £ oo 17s 5d incurred by John Wil- liams, of Cwm, Llansannan, at the last ,Q.te, IVilljani 11'a, I been pa?d. appealed against an order made by the Den- bigh county justices adjudging him to be the father of the illegitimate child of Winifred William.?, of Ddol, Llansannan, and which appeal was dismissed. THE ABERGELE ASSAULT CASE. RLcll,rd 'I-homa4s Stephc,?-? (22 '), c,()Iar, wa;s inA, c t,d for a&saultino,, Ellen Da- vies Williams, ei,,ht vears of a-e, n,ciar Abcr- g,el,e n the 18th of Ju-ne. N 'o lr U i is Joii,?6 Griffith, M.P. (instructed by Mr E. A. Crabbe, Abergele), prosecuted. In reply to the charge, Prisoner said he aitempt-ed to commit the assault, but did not actually do so. The girl detailed the circumstances under which the alleged offence had been com- mitted. The prisoner, she said, was sitting by a hedge, where a big hor&e was standing. He called her to him, took hold of her hand, rvnd then threw her down, placing his hand on her mouth, and assaulting her. John Day Evans, a carter in the employ if Messrs E. B. Jones and Co., said he was diving on the day in question towards Llan- fairtaLhaia«rn, and by Wern "Bach Grossing noticed a big brown hoise tied with a rope to the hedge. Immediately afterwards he saw prisoner going in the direction of the horse, and the little girl he also saw a few yards away. Mrs Grace Ann Wiiiiams, mother of the girl, said she found her daughter by Wern Bach Crossing in a frightened condition, and crying. Sergeant Jones-Rees proved arresting prisoner, whom he first saw leading a big horso belonging to Fossett's Circus. On being told of the complaint against him, Stephens said it was a mistake, but sub- sequently ihe admitted that a handkerchief picked up where the alleged assault took plaoo belonged to him. He was placed in the police station yard with another, and was identified by the girl without the least hesita- tion a" Jot it Day Evans Prisoner was found guilty, and in sen- tencing' him to 18 calendar months' im- prisonment the Chairman said the case was a serious one, and similar offences were on the increase in the county of late Cases of the same sort were continually before tiie sessions, and it was most regrettable that assaults on women and particularly young children were so prevalent It was indeed hardly safe for a child to walk along the load THE WELSH "DE WET" CONVICTED. Thomas Roberts (27), a native of Denbigh, and known as "De Wet," pleaded guilty to stealing a brass stand pipe, the property of the Rutliin Town Council, on the 29th of May last. Mr Trevor Lloyd praseculed, and stated the facts of the case. Prisoner asked the court to deal leniently with him. lle L,d 'L,?een heav; .I.y punished lately, and he now intended to turn over a new leaf. He had taken the article while in drink. P.C. Ark install said prisoner was lately con- victed at Conway for stealing lead, and was apprehended on the present occasion on his discharge from Knutsford Gaol. A sentence of three months' imprisonment Was passed. HOUSEBREAKING AT GYFFTLLIOG. Herbert Smith (23), labourer, was indicted for having broken into the house of Edward Williams, Tv'nycelyn, G ffy-iliog, and steal- y 1 ing articles of the value of seven guineas. Mr Trevor Lloyd prosecuted, and mentioned the fact that a number of burglaries had been committed ahout Rutliin recently, but the police had been unable to find out the cul- prits. Whether the prisoner in this cass carcicd them out it was impossrible to say, but all the others had apparently boon carried out in the same manner as this one—attack- ing houses wheu the people were absent from home. Superintendent Woollam said prisoner was an old Manchester Industrial School boy, and had been convicted several times, but he (wit- ness) would not like to say that he had any- thing to do "with the other burglaries at Ruthin. Prisoner, who had a bad record, was sent to gaol for twelve calendar months. HORSEBREAKER SENT IX) GAOL. William Davies (40), horsebreaker, and well- known in the clstrif-t, pleaded guilty to steal- ing a number of articles from the Castle Hotel, Ruthin, on the 17th ult. Mr Austin Jones prosecuted. Sergeant Jones, Ruthin, said prisoner was continually oomnlittirg petty thefts in differ- ent places. A sentence of six calendar months with hard labour was passed. ASSAULT ON A MARRIED WOMAN AT LLANRWST. George Wood (20 >, labourer, of Halifax, was charged with having assaulted one Jane Edwards, vrith intent to ravish her at Llan- rwst, on the 10th ult. Prisoner pleaded guilty to an attempt at assault. Mr T. Artemw Jones (instructed bv Mr A. Lloyd Griffith) prosecuted, and stated that the offence in this case Avas a very serious one. On the day in question Mrs Edwards, who was the wife of R. Edwards, miller, of j Folin Isa, about six p.m. on t*ie day' in t question, went to gather firewood near Tv'ny- gwern, some 400 or 500 yards from her home. While standing near the MiU Stream prisoner got over the hedge, took hold of her,- and flung her down an embankment. He jumped down after her, and a fierce struggle took J place. She screamed, and was heard by a Mrs Casey. The prisoner struck her a severe blow in the face, and said "For God's gate t keep quiet, or I will kill you." Mrs Oasey I eh on tod that the police were cominc, and k prisoner then ram away. Before Mrs Casey's ( arrival prifJMwtr had clutched Mrs Edwareb' it tfavet and haifxshoked bar. folioe Inspector Wise w.c-nt in search of prisoner, and found him in a. hay loft at Llangemiew. To the officer prisoner said, "I did nothing to her, but would have doue had the other worn n not come up." Prisoner handed in a statement, in the course of which he expressed a hope that the court would take into consideration the f',d tha.t he had been drinking heavily, a-Til that this was the first time he ever did anything of the kind. He was sincerely sorry for .it, and promised that it would never occur again. The Chairman said this was a very serious offence, and as he had already stated, was one of a class that was steadily on the increase in the county of late years. No worn an was safe to go out on certain roads. Prisoner would have to go to gaol for two years' hard labour. In leaving the dock, Prisoner turned to- wards the Bench, and said, "Thanks for the tip." This concluded the business of the sessions.
LLANGWSTENIN PARISH. PROPOSED DIVISION INTO WARDS. MEETING OF PARISHIONERS. A public meeting1 of the parishioners of Llajig'v.steniri was heki on Friday evening at the Welsh C.M. Chapel, Bryn Pydew, with the object of deciding' whether the parish should be j divided into two wards for the purpose of Rural District Council and Board of Guardians elec- tions. T'lie Chairman o! £ the Parish Council. Mr Daniel ENan.6 The original proposition to divide, the raris7ii emanated from the Llandudno Junction Rate- payers' Association, and several members of that body were present, at the meeting. Mr David Williams, Custom's Officer, former- ly proposed that the parish be divided into two wards. Mr A. Wright, Llandudno Junction, seconded, "a-s C'( a.nki -,a*ll it ,va.,s tho-u--ht the supge-st I ivoul-d b,- to tlva Lian?,adpo Junction portion of the parish. Mr John IIughee, Llandudno Junction, also said that the division would ba a benefit to them as regarded taxes. Mr T. E. Parry remarked that it would mean no difference in the common, taxes. Mr Robert Roberts, Morfa, said lie had come to tho conclusion that no benefit would be do- rived from the division, especially at election time, as it would mean additional expense in having two polling booths. They at the otlier end of the parish would have no light to vote in the Llandudno Junction ward- The question of dividing' the parish had been before the Council years ago, and lie wanted to know the reason why ti.ey then decided to leave the par- ish as it was. The Clerk replied that it was because they oould not fix on a dividing line. Mr Roberts proceeded to say that inasmuch as they did not gain anything by the change, he did not tliinlc it was at aU necessary. So lon,r as hE, -,Naz a rafcl)?kvor hc I'lied to have a v<)I?, in the who-le o'? the piris'h (fieir, hear) e ?i)r ri-o such in tbo 1-?,n? T -%v? hrUuions, and I;e p,"c?ii,,sed an ii Carna "'O-n ment that they leave the parish as it is, unless tho Ratepayers' Association of Llandudno Junction as a body could prove that they would be gaining anything by the change. Mr Walter Stewart seconded the- amendment, but tho Clerk pointed out that no amendment was necessary, as they had only to negative the propœition. In reply to an enquiry from the chair, the Clerk said that the cost of a. polling booth at election time was about £ 15, which, in the ease of two wards, with a contest in each ward, would of course be doubled. Mr David Williams pointed out that it was very unlikely that there would be a double contest, as very little interest was manifested in the elections. Seven voted for the proposition to divide the ;>arish, and nine against, the proposition, there- fore, being lost. Mr Robert Roberts remarked that what they re.?.Uy wau-ed at LI?an ban L _zw?-,teni-11 "ro uT powers—(hear, hoar) —in order that they might all work together for the good of the parish.
LLANGWSTENIN PARISH COUNCIL. THE REPAIRING OF FOOTPATHS. Mr Daniel Evans presided at a meeting of the Liangwatenin Parish C-ouncii on Friday evening. In reply to a question by Mr Robert Roberts. Morfa, regarding the repairing of Marl foot- r-ath. Mr David Jones said that he h&d put a man to do the work.. but a.> it was net completed in two days he stopped him. Mr Roberts had then taken the matter up. Mr Levi John submitted a plan of a wicket gate proposed to be erected on a path near the Vicarage. The Clerk, also stated1 two tenders had been received for the work, one from Messrs John Evans an,d Sons, G'anwydden, whoso price war, £ 9, and the otlier from Mr John Hughes, at E5. After some disousaion it was decided, on the motion of Mr Robert Roberts, seconded by Mr Joim Jones, to ask Mr John Owen Davies to re- place an old stile, and to pay hallf the oast of name. It was alvo decided that the Council should in- spect another footpath leading from Gioddaeth liach to Tanyrailt, Mr Isaac Wiiiiams calling attention to the bad stabe, of the path. THE PROPOSED ELECTORAL WARDS. The G.< k stated that he had received a letter from the Clerk to too Carnarvonslidre County Council, asking what had been decided with re- gard to proposed divi-ion of the parish into two wards. Tho Clerk said he had that the matter would be decided that. day, whereupon the clerk to the County Council! wrote that it would not be possible for him to place the matter on the agenda of the next County Council meeting. Mr Robert Roberts ttaon proposed that the same resolution as had been pa-^ecl at tho public me-ct it ?u- "C-11 'z be a.E? as tdie d,e?Gia; Of the P,?rr'sh C-ourcil. M.r Walter Sbewart seconded, and the propo- was carri--d sition v. ASSISTANT OVfl?,RSEE?R. It war; decided to ainpoint Mr Temple, Degan- wv, assistant overseer for the parish. INSURANCE AGAINST FIRE. Mr Robert Roberts moved that the Council put before the ratepayers of the district the ne- oessitv for dn;nring Lheir property against fire, and this was also carried. A NEW MEMBER. i The Clerk reported -that Mr Richard Wil- 1 tarns, who had been c'ectoo to fill a vacancy caused on too Parish Council bv tlie resignation of Mr J. H. lrlam, had d-edinoo to act. Mr John Hughes, Talybomt, was elected on the- motion of Mr David Jones, seconded by Mr Robert Roberts.
BETTWSYCOED URBAN COUNCIL. THE NEW RATE. Tike monthly meeting of the above Council hc?d t(Y-diy- we?,, .y -k, Mr 11. ILGberte 1.,htTo ?.'em zL'-3o p.O-,eut: -'Vfcs3rs J,,im Htr-,hco (vit*?-(iLa4:'rntan), llcibert Pairry, J.P., B. 11. Puilan, T. W. B. Corns, W. E. Jomea. W. Wil- liams, T. W. Evans. T. Parry, Abel Dav and II. Wiiliains, together with Messrs SaHit/bury Jones (clerk) and R. D. Juna< (surveyor). FINANCIAL. Mr Corns reported that the Finance Com- mittee recommended the payment of bills amounting to £ 80 17s 10tL The Clerk said tliat tho balanoo to the credit of the Council was only £ 16 6j lCd. Mr J. Hughes said that the rate oolWtor had not yet bad time to deliver the dkanand notes. By the next meeting their position would doubtless have ininroved. Mr Corns, after deducting the loss pressing items, reported that the total still amount.ed to £ 65 4s 10d. It was decided to pay all the bills amounting to that sum, and defer tihe others untiiiS the a,-xt meeting. PUBLIC LIGHTING. On the motion of Mr R. Parry, it was do- .'dr, ende c d to wk fh,- G4,?i to tr for t]-o public lighting for tho ensuairug year, the lighting to be ooaiMneJioed on July 30th. COVERED DUSTBINS. On the recomme.ndut.ion of the Svinitarv Com- mittee, it was decided to ask the householders to provide covered dust bine. It was also resolved to purchase three baskets in which to deposit waste paper, and it was do- oided to fix the baskets at Pontypaia- Post Office and on the Wrlod Bridge Road respectively THE NEW RATE. Tho Gbairmltn wøø empowered to sign a pre- cept for a distinct rate of as in the C and & w»tei rate oE in, the E. PUBLIC HEALTH ACT. ,pved a. reec?hitim in f&vo4.w ii. P"azi a cp,-t--ui p&rlicu*a cif tle Pubiic He<h Act. He seJtd tihe Sanitary OoniToitOae had die- cussed the sections refenod to. and were con- vinced that they should be adopted. He moved tho resoluHott be adopted, provided the Modical Officer of Health g-rantod tho neoe^^ry certifi- cate. There was no need for the Council to immediate.y embark upon an expensive scheme of sanitation. Provided the sections were adopted, the scheme could be deferred until a favourable nl,orn-cnt, or be carried out gradually. The resolution! was Geconded by Mr John Hughes and earned. CLAIM SETTLED. The Clerk reported, that the British General Insurance Company had settled the compensa- tion c'aim relative to one of the Council s eIll- ploveej, who had sustained an injnry. THE ROYAL STANDARD. It was resolved to. support the petition inau- gurated by the Carnarvon Town Council i.n favour of tho representation of Wales on the' Royal Standard and the eoiln of the realm. DUST-LAYING. A letter wan read from the Divisional Engin- eer of the London and North-Western Railway Company in reply to the Council"s application* for a contribution towards coviring the roads wiiith a p:}>aruticn to obviate dust raising, en- quiring what amount tiie Council expected the company to contribute. On tho motion of Mr Pultan, socondcd by Mr T. W. Evajij, it was deckled to a.pply for £5 5s. AUDITOR'S REPORT. The District Auditor reported that he had audited tlue Council's account and found thcim in good order aid perfectly correct. The bal- ance to the credit of tho CAxmci! at the expira- tion of the financial year was B149 12s lid. It wa." resolved to advorhse the financial statement in the "Pioneer."
ABERGELE POLICE COURT. A HAWKER AND HIS HIRED DONKEY. TESTS FOR DRUNKENNESS. The monthly potty sessions were-hekl at Aber- gele on Saturday, tKjforo Mr J. E. Oldfield (pi-o- aitl.iig). Dr. Hughes, Dr. Peter Jor.es, Mr Humb'cy. Mr Lgood Jonco, Mr J. T. Miilward, and Mr Ed. Wiiiiams. LICENSING. The 1 u^enee of the Oamibrian Hotel, Pensarn, was transferred to Mr Carrington, son of the deceased licensee. Ma- H. E. Ramsden, Derby, applied for a licence for the officers' mess of tfile Church Ladle Brigade Camp at Fc-rj'd, from July SOth, for eight days. In reply to tho Bench, Supt. Bereeford said there wa; a fully licensed hotel near the camp, lie did not think there was any necessity for ffiitsh a iir<!nce, er-peoiaLly as the camp was hold in connection with a semi-religious, orgarxsation. C, The Bench declitiod tk), gt-irit the apriicafcion. NO LIGHTS. Herman Emii Grobe, of the Black Lion Hotel, IJanfair, wms summoned for dnivln.g a vchicdo after dark without having Hglntod lamps. P.C. Williams stated that he saw the defen- dant drive into Llanfair at 10.40 p.m. on June 8th. As defendant had no lights, he f-poke to him, but he made no reply. Defendant, who said he was delayed longer than he had expected, and oould n»ot get a lamp to fit hes bracket, waa fined 5s an-d cad", Hugh Hughes, Bronheulog, Llanfair, was charged with not having a lamp on the offside of hl vehicle after dark, on June iltli, P.C. Richards said he spoke to the defendant in Market-street, Abergele, about not, having a lamp on tho proper side, and defendant promised to get his lamp put right at the BUll Hotel, but 'he aiva,- ii-? ith<ut oo. It wa,,?. 10.20, and the lamp was on tho nea.r side. Defendant disputed tbe offi,r'¡, evidence, and questioned him as to whether he did not stop apposite Rabeffte* Drug Stores. This the ooor stab'e denied. .1?n't m.i4d I-,e tk-,Id the ofrickr that he I)ofe,i,d? VOI,li put I lainn rl,!?,lit ?it the Storcr,, and Id IL6 N never mentioned the Bull Hatel, aji he did not call there. lie went to Roberts' Stores, took up a parcel, and lighted his lamp on the off-side, wnich had just gone out. J. Pátehard, an aceastant with Mr Roberts, corroborated the defendant, and the case was dismissed. John Morris, Roberts, Nant-yr-Efaii, Bettws- yn-Rhos, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle with- out havin"- a. light, and was fined 5s and costs. CRUELTY TO A DONKEY. Pliillip Murray, described as a hawkeir, of V ictonia^ioad, Pityl, was liuzmnoned for cruelty to a donkey on June 16th. Defendant did not appear, and the Cllia:iriiaui said the Bench felt that steps should be taken to ini-ist upon dofeu- dants answering their summonses. Itt-ipector Graham, R.S.P.C.A., who prosecu- ted, asked that the ca.e should be dealt with in the defendant's absence. P.C. Richards stated -that receiving complaints as to the way a donkey was .beteng driven along the Foryd-road, he foiov.od the defendant on a bicycle. When he got up to him he saw the defendant with two companions in the cart, wthich had also a load of rags and bones. The donkey was overloaded., and in a distressing con- dition. Defendant was thumpi ng the a mural with an ok! boot, in the heel of which were a number of sharp nails. lie examined the don- key, and found on it several wounds. Defen- dant w1£o Uied a heavy st'ck on the donkey. Inspector Graham said lie examined the ani- mal on the road, and defendant contended that the wounds were caused by the oa.rt striking against the animal, but tha.t was impossible. De- fendant -Q;,d he had hired the donkey for the day for Is 6d. Defendant wa> fined £ 1 and 13s 6d ocete. TESTS FOR DRUNKENNESS. Dd. Roborts, horsebreaker, of Capel-yr-RofTt, Llanfair, was charged by P.C. Richards with be- ing drunk whilst in charge of a horse on the Pensarn-road, on June 22nd. The constable stated that whilst in company with P.S. Jones Rceis, at 8 p.m., on the day in question, he receircd information that a man was on the Pensarn road in a drunken erudition with a young horse. Wlnen he got to where the defendant was he found that he was drunk, and the horse ha was (riding w&; swaying from side to s:ide. He saw that the defendant was not in a Ot state to have contnol of a horse, anti when he dismounted lie was confirmed in hw orjnio.n that the n:an was drunk. Defendant: Have you ever ridden a horse?— Yet;. And how can you say I was drunk? —^From your appearance in the tir^t instance. You were as ii etupified. Reviving to further questions, Witness said the horse wan going from side to side, and he -ond,tion. ed t?hit to d-efend?Lnt'6 c,I P.S. Jonei Rees stated that he saw the defen- dant about. half-an-hour afterwards, and he was then in such a drunken condition that he ad- vised him to go heme, and he went towards Llanddulas, where he £ aad lie would stay with, his brother over night. Defendant: Do you think if a man is drunk he can remember the way he is — Yes, some drunken men have wonderful memories (laughter). It was here stated that the defendant bad been bound over at the last court- in the sum of E5 to be of good Ix-haviour for twelve months, and that if the Bcnoh convicted the defendant no.v he would be liable to pay E5. Tho Chairman Paid the Bench considered the cz&i proved, and as. there were a. number of pre^ viaus convictions against the defendant he would be fined 10,i and 3s. ód oos'ts. He would aJso bo summoned for the next cpurt to show cauFe why he should not. pav the B5 under his bond. A NEIGHBOURS' DISPUTE. Sarah Hughes- New-street, summoned Owen 'C IN Evans, lber neighbour, for assault, and alleged that he hurt her arm whilst a dispute waij in pro- gress about eome washing, but tluis the defen- dant denied, and said he merely pushed the com- as wn p?,2?,na.nt cut, o-f h' Y. The Bench d'smis-ed tho ca.e.
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DISTRESSING BURNING 'I FATALITY AT RHYL. I THE CORONER ON THE LACK OF FIREGUARDS. Another distressing burning fatality was in- vestigated by Mr J. Roberts Jones, deputy coroner for Flintshire, at the Town Hail, Rhyl, on Saturday afternoon, tho victim being a bright little fellow, named Win. Morga.'), aged live years, the son of John Morgan, a carter, who rO-ides at 28, Ernest-street, Rhyl. Mr Fred Waliis was foreman of the jury, the other mem- b,, rs being:—Messrs C. F. Wilders, E. Jone3, E. Morris, E. B. Bcilis, T. R. Wrliains, F. Gold- straw, Thorn; !"s, P. John-.cn, R. A. Jones, Z. Price, T. W. Joiw, E. Angel, F. J. Tiveot- dale, and P. L. Ohilwell. The body wius viewed by the jury at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and evidence of identifica- tion was given by P.S. Dem^ey. Sarah Ellen Morgan, aged nine, a. sister of the deceased, was cal.ed, but the Deiputy Coroner said he did not think tliey would be able to get any evidence from the Little girl, who was naturally nervous. P.S. Dernsey had spoken quietly to her. and all she could say was that she was upstairs when she heard tilc, deckwod scream, and running down saw him in flames. She opened the back door, and took him to a neighbour's house. Mrs Ellen l'¡.rry said on Friday morning she heard no*, t door, and saw the de- ceased rush out cf the house wUh his sister. He was in flamci: ar.d his nightdress was campletelv burned. She pulled oil the burning garments and applied sweet oil to the burns on the boy, afterwards wrapping him an a blanket, and then sent for the doctor. Sho was not told by the boy how the accident happened, nor did he appear to be in pain, but he asked her to give him-a banana, which she had promised him tho night before. Questioned by the Deputy Corpner and the jury, the Witnesu said deceased had nothing on but -hi-, nightdress, which was of flannelette. There was 1:0 fireguard in the kitchen, nor was there much tire. There was a low fonder.^ Capt. W ilders said there must be some circum- stances to connect tho deceased with the Ere, and tiiat point "was not clear. Tho Deputy Croner said it was impossible to say how the accident happened, as 110 one was present, otlier than the deceased. 11, r,-w,ct M,)i-gan, af the de- ?'I ceased, eald she did not send the boy to school that da.y, as on the previous night he fell into water, and &he was wailing his o.othing. She put hiis brother's nightgown on him, and that rather long. lie cried against going to school it' L'?at da- ,d. E-he I I, i,? ?-i 6si-,tc r a, a.Ta -In NN A breakfast wliilst she went to a grocer's shop. There was not much fire. She was in the shop when she heard of the accident. All tho boy said when she eaw him was "Mother," and asked for his father. In reply to the Deputy Corciier, Witness satd she had never seen the deoeased playing with matohes, nor with the poker. She had not heard that the boy was sitting on a stool by the fire, and that a cinder dropped out on his night- dress. She had heard that the law required a fireguard to be provided whetre there weN:" child- ren under seven years of age. Sho had had a fireguard, but a; it was worn out, and tiio children wero growing up, she had not had a new one. Dr. G. F. R. Smith said he was called to the an cl fO Li?rti P,%rry 1,?a,d firit aid ',it a -i-.?iry effcv--Lii- ni,,inner, 1,,?iving .,I t 'b, lia.t -,vus poc-s? le f<r Cho bay. He, at. one,(-, ord?3rc,,d the rc-n-,<)val -of tho c-b:il,d to t.h-o Ro- ';aJ Al?k,xari,dxa 'I'L'no body was voy.-v nilixii burned, but there was more scorching than burns in .parts. He died on Friday afternoon fooon shock following the burns. The only thing he wia,c-d to add wa-, t??At he was surori.?ed, that as it, was tl,.K?--e -iv?er3 ri<)t nioi-c buriim, I a rarity to find a fireguard in a houjo over the Vale-road Bridge. Tho Deputy Coroner fjaid there was only one point to which he wished to direct the atten- tion of the jury.. It was tho provision in the Childrens' Act which required fireguards to be provided in rooms where there were children under the age of seven years. There was ^no- thing in the evidence to show criminal neglect on the part of the parents but it was a question of t,? wh?&ther the attention of t?tio,l,,olice cr "e Na- tional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children should not be called to this aonfcinued ab-ence of fireguards in houses. Ic-c"doiltad Thc, jury 'ci a veird'et of A l? deat,li." death." The Deputy Coroner said he was sure that the jury would agree with him that Mrs Parry should be thanked for her kindness, and comple- mented cn the admirable way in which sho ren- dered first aid. It was^grafifying to think that there were people in the- ppsition of Mrs Parry who knew what to do, and did 6t, under suah circumstances. The jury agreed. with the Deputy Coroner, and Mrs Parry was then called forward and thanked.
WHY ARE HOLIDAYS INJURIOUS? You -who -,tre breith'LD,- tLe ill-,igCTating ot-a air and fc?cliilg frmlh and "fit,, do li?t L-]?eve th,) abovo Yes it is a fa,ct that maliv peoplo poxman<,ntly iij.uxe joyibe foztn' 'bt Vile;r li-ealth tlia-t kn ig I)v the S(, Sliaii w-o t,Il Y',)U liow? siml)].v b? t;,<)n? of diet. Pre.?i a-]*j- is a wl-->r.- derful tonic and croates a natural appetite. The town-dweller at the seaside has a zest for meals absolutely unknown at home. That, of course, is good, but if you value your health—be caxcful how you gratify that appe- tite. Your digestive organ are capable of a cer- tain amount of work only if you overtax them they will surely rebel. Cramming JJS as bad for the stomach as for the brain. Nourish yourself with a concentrated food, in the form of currants, which contain 99 per cent, soluble matter. Eat less ordinary bread, and more CUR- RANT DREAD, which contains that most wonderful of all foods, the little Greek cur- rant. All leading bakers supply Currant Bread, Cu.rra.nt Scones, Currant Biscuits, and other currant dainties.
GAOL OR HUSBANDS SOCIETY? HOLYWELL WOMAN'S CHOICE. A case of a sad character came before the Ilolywell magistratCM. on Saturday, when a de- jected-looking young woman, who wept fre- quently, made serious allegations against her husband, a Bagilit collier. The accused's name was Anne Jo no Davics. and she was charged with the theft of a brass weight, tho prolerty of a firm eiI grocers at Bagilit. Deputy Chief Constable Jones, in stating the case, said it was a very sad: one. Tlio accused was very unhappy with her husoand. and was in dread of him, and she stated she committed this theft in order to get away from him and be sent to gaol. Police Constable Jones stated that the accused came to him to give herself up for stealing the weight, and she told him &he had taken it in order to get sent to gaol, or the union, or some home, out of her husband's way. Tho Chairman (Mr S. Jones) Did sho give you any reason for making that statement? That, her husband was very cruel to her, beat- ing her. She said she intended taking poison on tlio Wednesday, only her little daughter knocked the bott'lo out of her hand. Do you know anything regarding her bus- band?—He is drinking as much as he can earn, I believe. A month ago he nearly killed her. Tho Chairman told the accused they were go- ing to discharge her, and they would ask the police to keep a sharp look out upon her hus- band. The very first opportunity she got she should bring her husband before them, and they would dieal with him as ho deserved. The accused said she had nowhere to go to. She said "she worked like a man" gathering coekks, and when she went homo sho was "afraid of her life." One day her husband' put her head in the fire. She asked tho Bench to send her to some home. Th Chairman said they had no power to do that, and instructed1 Police Constable Jones to see the husband a.nd tell him what the filing of the 1 Tench was, and to keep an eye on him. Ho a.d"Yi.xl tho accused to go for assistance to the potion if he illtreated hor again.
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G-AKDEN FETE AT COLvVYN BAY. SECOND DAV'S PROCEEDINGS. The garden fete at Colwyn Bay in connecti-on with the St. Paul's Church Tower'Fund and St., Andrew's Land Account was continued on Thurs- day, and unfortunately the weather was moc-t unpropitious. Notwithstanding the weather, a large and influential ga^hering^ a:-rembiod_ to greet Mrs Wiiiiams (the lady Mayoress of Liver- P.TC.D. who, at great personal inconvenience, sacrificed an important appointment in order to o;>en tho fete. Canon Roberts said he had known the Ladv Mayoress for a large number of years, and he wes glad to learn that she f,;LfiU.e-c1 her important position-—next, ho presumed, to that of the Lady Mayoress of London-with such credit and dis- tinction (applause). The rev. gentleman piid a tribute to the valuable t ervicos ren.de.red by Mr Ashby (the chairman of the oomm.ittock and the Rev. Rees (one of t:nc- 'Elie'c .Iav iv&i e,f 'lj"NcTvc?oL who w as accorded a warm reception, and was presented with an exquisite bouquet of sweet peas, said that it was a groat pleasure to her to be thcro that afternoon to perform such a pleasant cere- mony. The fete was in aid of two excellent ob- jects, namely, towards raisl nig a fund to defray tho cost of a tower 0*1 St. Paul Church, and the other to pay for 1111.0 land upen which St. Andrew's Church stood. Both were worthy ob- ?Lil?-,ort of evcr. g,?d i.b,, v Churchman (cheers). The A.rrhbiihoip of York stated in Liverpool on the previous day that the Cathedral would bew on ornament to that citv. Sho felt certain that the tower would not y be a.n ornament to St. Paid s Churoh, but also to Colwyn Bay (abcott ). She had great plea- sure -in declaring tine fete open, and hoped that it would prove a great s,ucces3 (applause). The Lady Mayc-rccs, was thanked for her ser- vices, on the ronton of Mr Asiliiby, seconded by the Rev. Reei; Morns. SHOOTING COMPETITION. A great deal of interest was taken during tho day An the sohoiing omnpetitionG at the range, provided and fitted up by Mr George Mai fell. In tlio open competition for gentlemen, Mr John Williams and Mr W. Hodgbini; Led for first plaoo, and in the deciding round tllio former won the firct prize, a handsome silver cup prceented by Mr A. N. Cross, whilst Mr Ilodgbins secured the second prize, a, si'.vcr-mounted ccgar cai e, pre- sdi-rod by Mr Gibbons. The winner's score waj. 17 points out of 18 possible. Mr Palmer. "Vic- toria Park; Mr R. T. Davios, Mcehdrc; Mr R. C. Morris, and Mr B'akeman fed with i-iscteon points each, the deciding round resulting in Mr Palmer securing the third prize, Mr R. T. Da- vies, Mcobdre. the. fourth, and Mr R. C. Morrus tho fifth prize. Miss Smith, Queen's T-od,-o, M::as Mm.ns, Parr'i-i Bank, and Mias Dax-;o. Euryn Villa, Moehidre, tied for first prize (another silver cup presented by Mr Cross1, with 14 each, and on, shooting off Mius Minna beat Miss Daviieu by one point. There was another tie for finjt place in the Territorials' competition between Mr R. T. Da vies, Mochdre, Mr Archie Davies, Mr Heard, and .Ur ca,,b 1"1".tli 15 plfi?nt,,i out, of a o-,b,e 18.],:v4cn-?u?allv 1\1,r Dav'es won thN Ell- v??r ?-ul-) pr;e-,L,nted by 3?Ir C.-r., cL? Mr -o?Don IZO. Dav "d r,- Over 2000 raunds of ammunition were fired in the three comtietltions. At the oorousion Mrs Brock presented the prizes to the Puceecsful competitors. THE ENTERTAINMENT. An entertainment was held .in the Church R'X>rn in the evening. Mrs Plews gave a pianoforte so-'o; Mil? Gertrude Bond rendered a song, while Mr J. R. Whitehead, of Rangpr, "g. contributed a violin solo. Miss Booth and Mrs Mould rctpoatod the farce, "The Two Misees Ibbeteon," with great success.
CANDIDATES FOR HOLY ORDERS. THE SUPPLY AND TRAINING. On Saturday the annual meeting of the Wrex- ham Deanery Association was held at the Church House, Wrexham, under the chairman- ship; of the PvQY. D. Davies, vicar of Wrexham. The report of the lion. treasurer (Mr LI, HLIZ7-,Il JC-.I<?S) sh(-),ved a. in Land of ;C4 5S-*s.-?on was re!-elccteA- hon. ,3 7?. Nlr l,'rimk' secretary, and Mr LI. Hugh Jones lIon. treasurer. The subject for discission was the supply and training of candidates for Holy Orders, It was introduced by the! Rev. S. L. Brown, Warden of the Church Hoatel, Ba.ngor. Mr Brown said that tho Church needed ministers, and those ministers ought to 00 celeoted out of a. large number of th<)Lo who offered themselves. What could they expect of a Church likeJ theirs which had a shortage of over 5,000 clergy ? How could the Church be expected to do her Master's work in spreading the Kingdom of Heaven among1 men when siie had over 5,000 fewer officers than slue ought to have? For such, indeed, was tb0 case with the Church in England, MlJd. Wales. Whereas the population had increased by leaps and bounds the number 01 those ordained had dd, a.nd whereas they needed at a r ieast 1,0000 new priests every year they were at present only getting between 500 and 600. Why was tlrere this dearth of clergy ? It was not bcause of a lack of candidates. There was, he believed, no lack eft suitable men who were ready to ooine forward as leaders. The only dearth was the dearth) of money for their train- ir,g. It -?vas not s(i ver3,- a, tiiat the va-st 'o majority of their clergy came from the retiks of those whose parents could afford to send them to the big public schools and on to tlie c'id Universities. On this class they could no longer rely to the same extent as before. For various reasons these men were not coming forward in the same prc-rortion as in former days. They must look elsewhere. They must choose their spiritual pastors and teachers largely from those who needed some assistance towards the cost of t?heir traiii.* (,- ill Tit-e?v e-en be pi-cparx,-l when a suitable candidate presented himself to defray, as their Roman, Catholic and Noneonfoi- mist brethren did, the whole ootst of a ma.n's education. He was not sure that it meant a great loss to the Church that she could not draw her minis- ters entirely from one class. On the contrary, it might be a great gain for the Church's rcpre- sentatives—the clergy—to be truly representa- tive of a National Churoh, which numbered amongst her members all sorts and conditions of men, and they were the only Church which did that on a wide scale. They had established a hostel at Bangor for the training of candi- dates for the North Wales dioceses, and it had heen eo successful that it was the envy and d- nnration of many dioceses across the border (applause). A discussion followed, and was taken part in by the Revs. E. Worthington Powell, vicar of Brymbo, Mr Ll. Hugh Jones, Mr T. Bury, Mr J. Houghton, and the chairman.
PROPERTY AT WHIT- CHURCH. ACCOMMODATION FiELDS REALISE NEARLY JBtOO AN ACRE, At tho Victoria Hotel, Whitchurch (Salop) on Friday last, Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons, auctioneers, of Wrexham, Crewe and1 Whit- church, conducted an important sale cf jorperty situate in the Prees district. There was a largo cornjKiry prevent, and the bidding was brisk throughout, the results being that every lot was disposed o-f at higldy satisfactory prices, several lots of acecwnmodatian land realising nearly £ 100 per acre. The first lot wag a freehold' accommodation field, containing 2 acres and occupied by Mr Thos. Murray. This was bought by the occu- pier at £ 200. Lot 2, another field of 4 acnes, was purchased) by Mr C. Powell, Prees, for J6550. The third lot was another freehold ac- commodation fiekl fronting Moreton-s-treet, Prees, containing about 2-21 acics. This realised £205. bought by Mr Jipson^ Chester. Lot 4 was a ivvidentiaJ property known as The V ilia, Prees, with outbuildings, etc-, and about 14 aeres of land. This made L1625 and was bought by Mr Joseph Powell. The fifth lot was another fi-eldi of 8J acrcs with entrance to Moreton-street. Mr J. Powell also bought this lot at £545. Lot 6, a residence known as Rose Villa, Precs, occu- pied by Mr J. T. Flodhbn, at £ 25 per annum, fetched 2500, and was bought by Mr Lewis, Prees Green. Ixit, 7 was a small dairy farm known us the Heath Farm, occupied by Mr It. Pureed and containing 23J acres. Mr Butler, of Wem, bought this for £ 800, and also lot S (a field of 85 acres adjoining lot 7) for L400. Mr Griffiths, of Wem, bought lot 9 which was a field of 1' n<Tes. rtin%i, fho priee rpatlaso(i Nva,,? L10,1. 4 Lot. 10 was a freehold pasture fJle'I<IJ in the occu- pation; of Mr R. Purcoll, l aorcs, and this was bought try Mr Simon \Vil!a«ton for £ 150. lot 11, another JWSFCUM fiekl of 5i OCTPB. occupied by- Mr Hy. If itchen made £ 270. and wa» bought by Mr J. Powell. The venders' solicitors were Messrs Lucas amd Salt, of Wem-