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ECHOES OF A RHYL BANK- I RUPTCY. CHANGES AC-AJr-uGT MR JOHN KEATHCOTE. A VISIT TO THE NEWMARKET RACE- COURSE AND ITS SEQUEL. On Tuesday, at the lthyl Police Court, great interest was taken in cases in which Mr Joiin Heatheote, the well-known coach and carriage proprietor, of Rhyl, w.as the, defendant, the proo&cdingB being taken on the order of his Honour Judge Moss, and at the direction of tho Public Pzosecutor. The cases out of the bankruptcy proceedings of Mr Heath- eotse's firm, in October last. Tlte magistrates who heard the case were Mr J. 11. Ellis (presiding), Dr. R. Moreton Pri- chard, Mr E. B. Jones, Mr Thos. Jones, and Mr 11. Wright. There were thr-ee t u/nmouses the first bc- ing that the defendant "did, on October 2Gth, 19UU, after a bankruptcy petition had been piesent-ed by him, fraudulently remove the sum of £300 contrary to the provisions of Section 11, Sub-section 5 of the Debtors' Act, 18G:J;" the see-ond charge was that "in the month ot October last he did with intent to defraud his creditors remove 34 horses, of the value of 13s Cd, within two months of an unsatisficd- jud; lent obtained against him by one Irvine, contrary to Section 13, Sub-section 3, of the Debtors' Act, 1869;" and the third charge "that in the month of Octo- ber lost, within four months of his present- ing a bankruptcy petition he removed the 34 hor.ve-s." Mr Churton, Chester, appeared to prose- cute, and the defendant wa-s represented by Mr S. S. Darsett, barrister-at-law, Birming- ham (instructed by Mr Joseph Lloyd, Hhvl). The defendant occupied a seat near the soli- citors' table during the proceedings. In opening the case, Mr Churton said the history of the case was a somewhat peculiar one, and no doubt th-c Bench were in a cer- tain measure conversant with some of the facts. There wa.s a partnership existing be- tween Mr John and Mr Francis Hea th cote, of Rhyl, and it seemed that while John Heath- cot"; looked after the horses, hotel and coach- ing business, the brother, Francis, looked after the farm. In the course of that busi- ness it seemed that the partners got into serious financial difficulties, and on October 26th of last year the two men signed a bank- ruptcy petition, and their liabilities were re- turned at about £ 4500. In October, the de- f-endant sent 34 horses to Messrs Caves, of Birmingham, to be sold, the 34 horses realis- ing j £ 1095 13s 6d. Messrs Caves made out a statement, in which they debited Mr Ficatli- 00te with certain charges for advertising, r etc., and paid themselves .£373 lC-s due to them for horses sold to the defendant earlier in the year. On Monday, October 25th, the balance of the account, £ 40-3, 18s was paid over to the defendant in gold. The same night the defendant returned to Rhyl, and next morning he attended at the office of Mr Gamlin, who was the linn's si^'eitor, and arranged to file his petition. The petition was prepared and signed, and was duly tiled th-e next day. Then came the most extraordinary history of the whole tranction. It appeared that the defen- dant spc-nt some of the money he had from Birmingham, and acknowledged that he had about £ 380 in his pocket when he got home. At the time he returned home there was an execution in his house for £ 200, at the in- stance of Messrs Irvine, and it would have been the action cf an honest man with so much money in his pocket to have cither paid out that execution, or, if he did not wish to give a preference, to have handed over the money to be equally divided amongst his creditors. Instead of doing either he picked out a man named Thomas Jones, who was a common coachman in his employ, and on the very night that he signed his petition in bankruptcy went up to London with Jones. The defendant said lie was the worst for drink, but the fact remained that he knew his way about, and they arrived in London somewhere about four o'clock next morning. From there the pair went to the Newmarket races (the Cambridgeshire being run that week), and there the defendant said he bet- ted, placing as much as X100 on one horse, and he lost every bet with the exception of one. He attended the races for two or three days, and returned to Rhyl 011 the following Friday night, without a shilling in his pocket. As a matter of fact, he said that from Tuesday night at 10 o'clock lie go. :d of the whole of the £:380, al though at the 1. ne he knew full well that he was indebted to his creditors in a very large sum, and that he had signed a petition and given his soli- citor instructions to file it. In due course the defendant appeared for his public ex- amination, and Oil July 11th of this year the Official Re-ceiv-er received the order of Judge Moss to prosecute the defendant, and acting on that the Director of Public Prosecutions took up the case. IJe submitted that if he proved the- facts as he had outlined them the Bench would have no course open to them but to find that a prima facie case had been made out, and that the defendant must go for trial. Daniel Burns, clerk in the Bankruptcy Court, Bangor, produced the file of the pro- ceedings of Messrs Heatheote, and "tatcd t,bat the- petition was sign-ed on October 26th, and filed the next day. lie also produced the proof of tho debt of Messrs Irvine for £ 245 4s 5d, which was founded on an unsatisfied judgment against the debtors. T. R. Roberts, the official shorthand writer, proved the correctness of the transcript of the notes of the defendaut's public examination. Mr Churton proceeded to read from these, and in the course of the examination, it was stated that the defendant said he told Messrs Caves, of Birmingham, that he wanted the balance of the sale of horses in money; he did not think he asked for it in gold, or thought that bank notes would have done just as well. He wanted the money to pay our the Sheriff at Rhyl. Out of the £ 404 he did pay some of His commission men. "When he returned to Rhyl he selpt the night on the sofa with the money in his pocket, having had some drink that day, and the following day he put the money in a cupboard and went to his solicitor. People flocked into his place for their accounts like a flock of sheep as the Sheriff had let it out that he was in posses- sion When he signed the petition he did not tell Mr Garni in that the had the £ 380, and, whilst he was not drunk, he was not fober, as lie had had drink. His brother told him to let everyone share alike, and that was why he did not pay out the execution. He was drunk when he- started for London,and waited until it was daylight in the waiting-room. W1 ten he got there he did not know what to do, as he was drunk, and did not have any food. He knew that he had an overdraft of I < £ 900 at the bank in Rhyl, but he did not think of paying the Y,380 into his account before he went away. He left London for Newmarket with Tom Jones, and reached the racecourse just before the first race. He could not tell how he got there, as neither lie. nor Tom Jones knew^the wav. He thought the motiey was his own, and he did not know that he ought to have shared it with his creditors. At Newmarket he lost all his money between betting and being robbed. He susnccbed that he had been robbed, as there were a number of rough men about,- and he had had drink. All he had left when he returned to Rhyl of the £:)2.0 he took with him was £! 15s. The reason why he did not tell Mr Garnl111 he had the money befor-o he left Rhyl was that he was muddi'.d; had he beel; in his proper ii-ens-es he would have told Mr G amEn everything, and handed him over the money, for equal division amongst his creditors. In reply to Mr Dorsett, Mr Roberts said he bad no idea when the transcript of the notes was signed by the defendant, as when the transcript left his hands he had finished with it. THE HORSE SALE. Tom Jackson, Whifcehouse, cashier with Messrs Caves, auctioneers, Birmingham, said the horses were sold on October 21st, having been sent to the Repository about the 18th of October. The balance of the sale money was paid over to the d-efendamt in gold, be- cause he asked for it in that way. Mr Caves had instructed witness to draw a cheque, but the defendant said he wanted it in sove- reigns. In cross-examination, the witness said he I had known ^]ae defendant for about twelve months, and his firm had sold three lots of horses for him. The first sale took place about October, 1908. It was the custom of seaside coaching proprietors to box horses at the beginning of the seuson, and to dispose of them again -at the end of the season, as it did not pay to koop them over the winter. The heroes sent by the defendant were rn- cluded in the catalogue in the name of Messrs J. and F. Heatheote, Rhyl, and the catalogues were eent all over the country. The sale w.as also advertised in newspapers, and in Rhyl there were large posters put out with the fact mentioned that Messrs Heathcote's horses were to be sold. There was an account of ■ £ o?3 due to Messrs Caves from the defendant for the horses he bought earlier in the year, ,and that sum was deducted out of the sale proceeds. Llewelyn Hugh Jones (Official Receiver) said he made a preliminary examination of the defendant on the 30th of October. In that examination the defendant said he had taken the money with him to London and then on to Newmarket, being accompanied by Tom Jones. Defendant said he stayed at the races all day, and then went to an eating house in London for the night. Defendant said he had practically none of the money left. When at Newmarket he remembered bac-L-ing Mr Joel's horse "Arraniriore" with different bookmakers. lie got 10 to 1, 12 to 1, and 13 to 1. He only backed one winner whilst at Newmarket. In cross-examination, the Official Receiver said that when he examined defendant on October 30th he did not have the appearance of having been drinking. Counsel Well what do you think of his appearance now? Witness: He appears perfectly composed, as he was then. Counsel: Well, then perhaps it is the peculiar air of Rhyl (laughter). Witness: People do get tanned in Rhyl (Laughter). Tlie Official Receiver added that in con- sequence of an affi-davit he made as to the alleged concealment of goods, the defendant was by order of the Judge detained in prison for 17 days, being eventually released by order of the Judge. There was a committee of inspection appointed but that committee did not prosecute the defendant. Counsel asked why was it that proceedings were delayed until the busy season. Tlie Official Receiver explained that there was a trustee appointed to realise the estate, and in the course of that realisation certain inquiries had to be made. It was quite possible that through those investigations certain other charges might be decided upon, and it was with a view to including all the charges that the delay took place. Counsel Who was looking after the prose- cution r Witness: No one. It depended entirely on what was disclosed in connection with the realisation of the estate as to whether there would be other charges. Counsel The assets then were to be col- lected with the view if possible of preferring other charges? Witness. No, because they belong to the creditors. Counsel: Do you say there is no other charge with th-e exception of these throe, and that they were all contained in your affidavit when this man was sent to Ruthin Gaol for seventeen days? Witness: He was sent to Ruthin Gaol to prevent him removing his goods and to secure a proper disclosure of his ali'airs. In further cross-examination, the Witness said the defendant had resided in Rhyl for a. considerable period, and that was his first bankruptcy. There were two trustees ap- pointed, and so far as they and the creditors were concerned they were no parties to the prosecution that day, which was ordered by the Judge. Samuel Irvin, 4, Trafford-plaoe, Manchester, said he was the son of Mary Ann Irvin, and brother of Benjamin Irvin, and a relation of Albert Holt. who had commenced an action against the Hoathcotes, and obtained judg- ment against them for £ 245 on October 19t-h. Execution was put in, but it had to be with- drawn on the filing of the petition. A NEWMARKET TRIP. Torn Jones, who said he was now a carter, but who had been engaged for many years with the defendant as a eoachdriver, said he had been in the employ of th-e Ileathcotes for about 20 years in all. The defendant told him he w.as going to London, as he had a little tiouble, and wanted to get away until it had blown over. They went to London by the 10.4 mail, and remained in the station at Euston from about four o'clock until six a.m., when they went and had a drink. Later in the day he accompanied defendant to New- market, but did not consider that defendant was responsible for his actions, as he had for months been drinking heavily, taking brandy. At Newmarket the defendant squandered his money rocklessly, throwing it about on horse.s. They went to Newmarket on the second day, the defendant playing the sam)0 reckless game. They did not go to New- market on the third day. all the money being gone on the two days. He saw the defendant I handing money to bookmakers. In cross-examination, the Witness said ho knew that the defendant had been drinking heavily for six or eight months, as he had had a lot of trouble, one on top of the other through loss of horses and ot.her things. He went to London because the defendant asked him, he being a very old servant. He took a little drink himself, but he did not drink to excess. Ho put some money on a horse himself, and it won. When he advised the defendant not to put money on certain horses he insisted on doing so. Perhaps defendant was not actually drunk on the racecourse, but he had got into an obstinate state, and ho was a funny man to meddle with when in that state. This closed the case for the prosecution. Mr Dorsett submitted .that there was no case against the defendant which would justify the Bench in sending him for trial. It was a peculiar case, but he submitted there was no fraud proved. Although there were tiir.c- charges they resolved themselves into one. He had never heard of a man being committed for trial under such circumstances, and was sure no jury would convict on the evidence. Why was it that the prosecution had waited so long? The fact of the matter was they thought they would have unearthed something else, but had failed, and so they fell back on this case. There was no con- cealment, and there was no fraud. Bccause a man was reckless it could not be construed into a criminal act. The whole world could have known from the catalogue that the de- fendant was selling the horses, and he had done what many others did, and which he himself had done previously. The horses were sent to Birmingham, and they were sold in the usual way. Defendant had dealt with the balance of the £ 1095, and when lie had removed the horses to Birmingham there was no petition against him. The Bench had to realise that a man who had had a lot of trouble, who had been drinking heavily, and who had acted as the defendant had done would not realise like a lawyer or the magis- trates the gravity of signing his petition. The man's home .was broken up, and in a muddled state he rushed away to London, and then to the racecourse, afterwards telling the Official Receiver everything. He sub- mitted that there was nothing criminal, and that the whole of the charges, which were really rolled into one transaction, failed. NLi- Churton replied on the point of law, and urged the Bench to realise that the defendant was no child, and that he knew what he was dotng. Instead of protecting his creditors when he had signed his petition he went off with their money. Even a man in the posi- tion of the defendant must have realised what was his position. The Bench retired to consider the case, and on their return into court, the Chairman said they had decided that there was a prima facie case, and they oommited the defendant for trial to the Quarter Sessions, and would allow bail, himself in .£50 and two sureties of jmr each. The Bench accepted Mr Angel and Mr T. Parry as sureties.
RHYL PIER SCHEME. PUBLIC MEETING SUPPORTS THE UNDERTAKING. Under the auspices of the Rhyl Ratepayers' Association a largely attended public meeting was held in the Town Hall, on Monday evening in conncction with the Rhyl Pier Scheme. Mr Cheetham occupied the chair, and explain- ed that the Executive of the Association had f .or Bome days been engaged on matters connected with the pier scheme, and as a result of what they heard they had been in communication with Air J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. for Flintshire. Mr Lewis was approached with the object of using his good offices to get the Order passed before Parliament rose, and he had done good work in the matter. A letter was sent to him thanking him for what he had done, and pointing out that in the interests of the working men of Rhyl it was necessary that the Order should be passed this session, because if the work could not be undertaken this winter there would be a lack of 'erl employment in the district. In reply, Mr Lewis said that at one time ho feared the Order woul.l not be passed this session, but now he had every hope that it would, although there were several stages for it to pass through. However, on the 18th inst., a special resolution was passed by the House of Commons for the Order to come be- fore it at once (applause). The object of calling that meeting was to let people know that the a' scheme was not dead, and that the promoters intended going on with it (applause). Mr Rams- dale, who represented the promoters, was in at- tendance, to explain matters, and ho wished them to give an expression of opinion that the people of Rhyl were anxious for the scheme to go forward. Further than that, he hoped that, when the scheme did come before the public, the ratepayers of Rhyl would show their belief in it by taking up shares in the company. It would be better for the concern if 1000 residents took shares than if some half-dozen took up 1000 shares (hear, licrr). THE SCHEME EXPLAINED. Mr llamsdale then explained the scheme. Ee said the promoters of the pier undertaking were somewhat disappointed to hear rumours recently that the scheme had collapsed. He was in a posi- tion to say it had not collapsed (applause). It would not collapse, and they intended to raise a capital of £ 70,000, E40,000 of which would be spent on the pier itself (applause). They in- tended the work to be done thoroughly, and there was nothing half-hearted in the scheme. It had been necessary to obtain a new Provi- sional Order, and they hoped that it would re- ceive tho Royal Assent before Parliament rosa. Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., was interesting him- self in the matter, and all that was possible was being done. When he referred to the "pro- moters" he did not wish to convey the idea lhat. they were "company promoters." They were gentlemen who believed that the scheme was wanted, and their idea was that Rhyl wanted something to lift it up. By carrying out the scheme they believed the town would be lifted up (applause). Thero were two means of communication with Rhyl and the English towns. One was the railway, and in that direction the company had provided an excellent station, but he felt that at the present time the station was too large for the traffic. Something was wanted to bring the peopie to Rhyl, and it wns believed that that one thing was steamboat communication (hear, hear). The scheme would not only extend the pier, but it would provide attractions for the people in the same way that attractions were provided in Blackpool. The pre- sent pier would be widened, and by the use of ferro-eoncrete the structure would be made as strong as it was possible to make it. Then they proposed to lengthen the pier by means of a jetty, and that too would be made of ferro-eon- crete, and vessels would be able to land passen- gers at all states of the tide. There would never uo Lsi Uiu.ii 12 loot oil witter Lt. lay; rpring tld.) at the end, and, in addition to providing berths for three steamers at the end when tho tide was in the whole of 600 yards of jetty would be landing places for steamers. The object of ex- tending the jetty to deep water was to bring an enormous number of people to the town from Liverpool and other places. Rhyl was the near- est port to Liverpool, and he believed that many would rather come to Rhyl from that city than go further down the coast, as the air of Rhyl was much more invigorating than that of other coast towns. The question would no doubt be asked as to whether thez^vr^.s to be A REGULAR SERVICE OF STEAMKRS 1 to Rhyl. Before they embarked on tne scheme they had to make sure that they would be able to bring people to the town, as from the people who were to land they expected to recoup them- selves for the heavy outlay on the jetty. He was in a position to s-iy that arrangements had been made with three steamship companies to run regular services of steamers to Rhvl (ap- plause). Not only was Rhyl nearer to Liverpool than any other North Wales coast town, but it was nearer to Douglas and other parts of the Isle of Man than Liverpool itself, in fact the sea voyage would be from 14 to 15 miles shorter, and there was no reason why Rhyl should not be a port for a regular service of steamers to tne Isle of Man, and especially as it was the nearest seaport to the Midlands. The London iiiid North-Western Raivwav Company, who were giving the scheme all the support they could, had supplied him with a list of the towns they served, and the time it took for trains to tun to Rhyl. It was a matter of great surprise to those who went into those details to find now favourably situated Rhyl was for inland traffic. The scheme, he ventured to say, was one which would receive the support of a large number of people. All work that could be of ierro-con- erete in connection with the pier would be lone ijn that material, as not only was it stronger, but the cost of upkeep was less. The site of the ¡-0:1 Theatre, which would be pulled down, would be utilised as a dining hall, where large parties could be catered for. Tho amphi-theatre would stand, but in front of it would be erected a tine theatre, which would scat about 2000, and at the entrance there would be a number of shops. It was nn important feature of the scheme that the toll gate would be down the pier, so that people would be able to v, alk be- yond the present Bijou Pavilion without paying. All tho buildings would be made fireproof. He hoped that the Rhyl people would help tlie scheme all they couid when the prospectus was issued, us the promoters wanted them to take a financial interest in the undertaking, and in order that all could help th;- shares would be is- sued at Pl each. As regards the income, he as an accountant, had gone iuto the figures as to what the pier had done in the past: he had also consulted other figures of like undertakings, and the whole of his figures had been checked and discussed by another accountant, and they be- lieved that the undertaking would pav well. Q U ESTIO NS A NS WE RE i). Quest ions were then pit to Mr Ramsdale by those present, and in reply he said that in their Order they had Liken powers to construct a tram- way along the whole length of the pier should it be thought desirable to construct one. The Rhyl Council had carefully considered the Order, and from beginning to end they had approved of the .scheme. As to whether the scheme would be completed in its entirety or only the land portion carried out, he said it would be completed in its entirety, and on that point the Council were most particular. It was laid down as a condition that they should not go on with the land portion without carrying out the jeLty. In fact the pro- moters wanted the jetty as much as did the Council. They did not want to carry out tho scheme in bit, and he was able to say that all the contracts were let, and that the tenders re- ceived were in keeping with the estimates of the architects, Messrs Maxwell and Tuko (ap. plause). The longest contract was 12 months, and the jetty contract was about ten months. All the tenders were open to local men, having been invited by public advertisement, and one local firm had sent in a tender. As regards em- ploying local labour, he felt sure that the con- T tractors in their own interest would employ as many local men as they could. An undertaking had b?en to the Council, and was in tire Order, that the jetty should be commenced first He was also able to say that a substantial por- tion of the capital had been promised. They wanted all their capital at the start, so that they could carry out the whole schcme, as it was not intended to do it piecemeal, although naturally there were several contracts for various sections of the work. Mr F. Phillips (yiœ-oha.ir.rn;¡.¡ of the A6<y.iOl- tion) then moved the following resolution — 's "That t.IU:S meeting confirms and endorces (iho action of the officials of the Assotaafcosi in the correspondence* with our oaimty member, Mr J. Herbert Lewis, and expresses its heartiest satisfaction ait flie sucooss of the Rhyl Pietr Order, and pledges itself to support the Rhyl Pior Seller no in every way iJo,ibloe in order that it may be brought, to a successful issiue, believing that thiis imrnen.se improvement will be the means of making Rhyl the foremost watering place on the WokJi coast." Speaking fi-a a nioiiilwr of tho Gounod, he could g&y that tho ftchoma had loceived every eonslchsmtrcn of their h-saida of that body. He had eomo people say tihat they wore to blame for tho de- lay, but he eararod tham that what thoy had dosio in thtf matter was to safeguard tho inte- rests 01 fibs publio, as in tho past there had be-on some soberness before the town which had not received tho careful attention they should 'have had. Every detail of tho pier schemo had been gone izrto. They had tied tho promoters iLo'vv-n that they Eirass go on with tno jetty first, and, wha-t was more, nothing oo-uld be done until "),COO of the capital of the company had been underwritten. Some people might ask w$3.st the Ratepayers' Association 'had to do in the matter, but ho folt that as tho Association wns formed to look after the beet, interests of the town m a matter of that kind, which was one of urgency, they wore within, their rights in doing what they could to push the scheme forward. They were anxious to push tho scheme forward and to the work carried out at the earliest pc;ôBible moment. He hoped that the ratepayers of Rhy-i would take shares in the pier, and even if the oonocrn did not. pay what tiioy might expect in dividends it would pay them indirectly, aa it would bring an enor- mous number of people to tho town. wanted steamboat couimunioatioin, and he sa. no reason way Rhvl Should not Leoorne the port, of North Wales. There was a line of railway to be constructed, throng-h the centre of Flint- sihire, .and why Should not Rhyl be made the port for it, a.nd by that moans create a mineral and goods traffic as well as a passenger service. At Llaaidudno the pier paid something like 12 per cent., but it had not always done so, and oven whon it was not. paying the pier did a git-at deal of good to tho town. In the rorne way this eoherne would benefit Rhyl, and he hoped it wouid be supported. Mr W. Waltcsi socondted the resolution. Mr E. G. Evans supported the resolution, and said he was in thorough sympathy with the scheme. The resolution was then put to tine meeting and carried.
RHYL PETTY SESSIONS. PARENTS SUMMONED FOR NOT USING FIREGUARDS. Th-cse sessions were held on Tuesday, before Messrs J. IT-. Ellis (presiding), R. C. Enyon, Jacob Jones, Thomas Jones, 11. Wright, Thos. Wnll iams, and Dr. Prichard. LICENSING MATTERS. On the application of Mr Bcvington, Crewe, t the licence of the Foryd Harbour Hotel, Rhyl, was transferred from Mr Cooke to Mr Beving- Mr Scott applied for a transfer of the hoonoo of the George Hotel, Rhyl, trow Air F. P. Arthur to his wife, who was stated to be the new tenant. A question arose as to whether Mr Arthur had signed the transfer notice. Mr Seott explained that th-ere was no opposition. Some time ago Mr Arthur, being in pecuniary difficulties, was assisted by his wife, and signed a deed of assignment of everything in the house to her, including goodwill, stock, and the licence. She was now the tenant under Bent's Brewery, and he put in the necessary proofs of that. Mrs Arthur had managed the business for twelve years. Evidence having been given by Mr A. W. Lewis, solicitor, as to the signing of the deed of assignment, the Bench granted the transfer. PARENTS PROSECUTED FOR HAVING NO FIREGUARDS. Arising out of the recent oase, in which a child was burnt to death, John Morgan, carter, 2S, Ernest-street, and his wife, Mar- garet Morgan, were summoned by Inspector Jauies, of the N.S.P.C.C., for allowing a child to be in a room where there was a fire without having a fireguard. Mr Joseph Lloyd appeared for the prosecu- tion, and said lie did not wish to press the case. The object of the prosecution was to make parents understand that they were bound by law to have fireguards if children were left in rooms where there were fir: s. He knew the defendants had lost their chi d, and he suggested that a fine of Is without oosts would answer the case. Defendants pleaded guilty, and tlie father said he thought he had had enough trouble without being brought to court. He had a fireguard now. In fining defendants Is each without costs, the Bench expressed the hope that the case would be made public, as fireguards had to be provided. Mr Joseph Lloyd paid the fine for the dc- fendants before he left the court. DRUNKS. For being drunk and incapable, William Edwards, 86, Millbank, was lined 2s 6d and 6s 6d costs; and for being drunk and dis- orderly in Grange-road, Peter Hewitt, 9, Ty Newydd-terrace, was fined a like amount and costs. BROTHERS FIGHT. Hugh Jones, 182, Yale-road, and Isaac Jones, 175, Vale-road, were charged with fighting in A7 ale-road on July 17th. The defendants are brothers, and P.C. Rogers said the men were fighting, and there was a g/eat disturbance. Hugh Jones admitted the offence, but Isaac Jones urged that he was assaulted, and said a lot of bottles were "flving about." Each defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs.
MOSTYN GIRL'S PAINFUL EXPERIENCE. ABAKDQHED BY HER LOVER. I At Manchester, on Monday, Elizabeth Wil- liams, who hailed from Mostyn, was again before the Oity Bench, charged with expos- mg her live months old child in a manner likely to injure the baby. A Police Officer explained on tho occasion last week, when she was last before the magis- trates, that lie found the moth-er and infant in an out-house attached to a field at With- mgton. Both we re in a wretched state, be- ing drenched by the heavy rain of the pre- vious night. In an .ewer to his queries the young mother said she had boon in the same place for three nights, and had nothing to eat for several days. The girl's story, as told to the police, was that the child's father had gone to America, some five months since, leaving her destitute on tho streets, and that her father, who lived in North Wales, knew nothing of the baby. Two sisters of tlie girl attended Court on Monday, and one of them snid she was pre- pared to take her sister and child, rear the infant, and start the mother in service again. The presiding magistrate told the girl she ought to be very grateful to her sisters j'or thedr kindness. 'The punishment she had had was quite sufficient, and he wished they had the man before thcon who had causcd her this trouble. Accused was then discharged.
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RUTIIIN PETTY SESSIONS- THEATRICAL COUPLE'S ADVENTURE. :d Tho fortnightly potty sessions were Rufcixh) 011 Monday, Captain Coo pres>«»iv, ALLEGED ASSAULT AT G YT'T'Y f -Jj^ Edward Jon-as. farm lab-juror, had summons against S. J. Wilkinson, a farmer residing at Cae Gvvyn, Gyiiy'0"' cTo^- his wife for assault. The defendants euanmoraed Jones, also for a ;a.ælt. .n d, 110 Mr Waiter O. Jones, for the asked consent to withdraw the Mr E. A. Jones agreed on bonaK fondants, a-utung fcttat tney would ba'e I not guilty had the case proceeded. R defend' cn account of a distant relationship tha. l a lit j agreed to tho withdrawal of the Tho Bench consented to tho app-'l;cav'K'i(^ BURNT HIS CHILDREN'S CLOTH-1 Edward Davies, doale-r, Penybont. wa^orjy oj) 15s and 7s 6d for being drunk and disorrij-■ *^0 the 8rh July. P.C. Arkinstail said his art was oaiie-d to the conduct of the I,. had just burnt his children's olothiea. YOUNG COUPLERS ADVENTUR' Arrested on a warrant at Rhyl, an actor Ii "cr8 Walker and a iwiy doscr-bcd as his wil^ charged on remand with obtaining goocis false pretences at Llaneiidan. Watker prgC fcfil a very dejected appoarance, and eoemcd (D his position keenly. -ø Mr A. E. Jones (of Mer-irs A. 0. de- oluoe) prosecuted, and Mr Waiter O. Jone8 fended. Considerable inteiest was taken 1:1 case. f jjjajj# Mrs wife of Mr John Jones, 01 ore a Gron Farm, Pwllglaa, said the male d ant wrote her from Wrexbam asking l°r 5 of mentis for inmseif and wife. At the e June they arnved at Nontelwyd station: '■ being sent to meet them. Walker enqi'1' ». jjj his iuggage, wliioh, he alleged, had been advance. The liuggago did not coane, a»i ^0 only thing the arty seemed to bring wet1 for 5 was a brown paper bag. They stayed^ fortnight, and during that time no to- ii-, agreed to or mentioned. The defendan^^jj lowed them to s&ay on oonditionahy upo" account being paid up, the terms being tnei1 at a gmrlnoa each per week. This was on t» July' t j^scrib0 Proeeodiing, Mm Jones went on to u ybfP how tho defendants made various excuses pressed to settle their account. The mo10 fondant said he had £ 250 in the Post ings Bank, and that he had given three notice for the withdrawal of the money. after time, dunang the following week made excuses, paying that the Ruthin had neglected to send up his notice rCh- drawai and that the money- would not be sO00 coming for some time. This wont on f<r yy days. Eventually the parties left, but companicd to Ruiihin by her husbano. t left their parcel behind, and never re&ui tX& John Janos, husband of the previous vv said he accompanied tlie Walkers to Ru-ihi[1 the view of being paid. The male do.c> entered the post office, but went no furtnor the door. He turned back, teiiiiriig witne there was nobody in. Subsequently defe'* went to the station and d if appeared. time lie saw them was at Denbigh. (fa defendant and witness entered the po.ioe and had a conversation in the preseffico of Evans. Walker gave his address, and p to tend the money on the 1 olio wing T ^'ur ^^00 This took p ace on a Tuesday. On day, however, be issued a warrant, and de» ants were arrested at Rhyl. Mr Elias Parry, postmaster at called, but s;nd lie hod never seen the dc ajifo until that day. He was unable to whether they had a post office banking or whether they had given notice of witl'd1'3, 'Tilts ckwed the case for the prosecution- Mr Walter Jones addressed the court 'orrt^e defence, and contended tiiat there was no to answer. AU tlie letters whneh passed be»-vva^y the 'Walkers and Mri Jones did not oon'Uv'n evidence to rhow that they took the ajid obtained food under false p rc-tcn Everything went to show that the defendants^ tended to meet their indebtedness, and if wa.i a course of action it lay with another eoii- Even on the very day that the warrant iflTuod Walker wrote from Ruthin acknow.edg. the debt, and premising to —- as soon as ble. That loiter proved that he a.nd •f Walker hod returned to Ruthin, and bad no JJ1' tent.ion of repudi-atimg payment. The Benoh, after a aihort deliberation, dio that tho charge had not been proved, sn<i missed it ao • t > -T
FLINTSHIRE COUNTy SCHOOLS. ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS. — j Some excellent results have been achiev the recent entrance scholarships exauu • for the Flintshire county schools ihe> cx Mr R. Rhydderch, states that the total n of candidates continued: to mcreasc. In the boys' department for tlie I I I county scijool area, iveiuneth EtcheLs, Wus ferry Council School, was first, with oao rMy out of a possible 850. Albert Robing, nail's Quay Council School, second (bkib), Joseph Hughes, of the same school, anil Martin, of St. Ethelwold's Shot ton. we-ic ctied tbid with 615 corn. J^ebecca Vickers. Custom House-lane School, Cor Quay, is first in the gins' department "Wi marls; and K. V-ctona .)«.«, ,,>,cvv'« School, and Eleanor Biackwell, St. Luck.ey, are biacketted second with 5oo <' in the Holywell county area, Jones, of the Flint County bonooi, is first 725, the. mont successful candidate in the Herbert GiUms Foulkes, r lint County is second w.th 670 marks; Arunur Jones C.E. School, third, with 625; and Aim-e rice# Flint Council School, fourth, with 610. For the Moid county school area, "1 h0" Gee Foulkes, Moid County Soi^oi, is l1,1-*1. 695. and' there is bracketted wn.n him CeeJi berts, Mold C.E. School; Harold Roberts, jVI Council School, is third with 655- For cnc gi department, ConsUwicc Quest, Mold C.E. appears first with 600 marks; Gertie -1 h, rryc8 Buckley Council School, second, 580. and fe Jones, Olwe-n Morgan, and Hilda Probert, i <. CiE. School, are bracketted third with 57e In the Riivl county school area, Frank 1 Rhyl Civvyd-'t.reet Senool, is first with 680; ije3\* Williams (same school), second 670; and llovv Henry I-ee, Dysert.h National School, third 0W« St. Asaph county school areaRobert I'eeis, st, Asaph, first, 4õ<J marks; \vaiter Henry Lv St. Asaph, second, 445; m. Henry I 5t. Asapih, tih-id, 420.
MLD-FLINTSIIIRE RA11 AYA? SCHEME. OUTLET PROPOSED TO THE MCSTYN ROADS. At the Holywell RuraJ Council Mr ButleaV engineer, Mold, had an interview with reies £ (IKie to the scheme for a liyiit railway through Mid-Flintshire. Tlie scheme had been pl before ti» Council some time ago, and Butler now explained to the Council that tn obied dUiereiiee between the former pl<101JS and thoao he now submitted in the con- necting up with the Great Central Company OP Buckley and the formation of a railway ir Holywell to Llaneoxihymor would provide adinif" able Icciil accommodation vvitn deep watoi the estuary oi the Dee and within a 1, of Meatyii Docks. Regarding the cost of the railway. Mr Butler said tho total mileage was 25.5 and the total cost The Holy well to section would be a heavy charge owing to a viaduct over the Holywell Valley aifcl a bridge over tho London and North-Western Railway c,r system. added that tlie London and North- Western Railway Company were favourable to tlie scheme. A resolution in favour of the scheme waS passed on the motion of the chairman, and 4 committee NlaS appointed to further coils idea* the matter.
The High-Sheriff for Northumberland harf fixed Tuesday, August 9tli, at eight in the morning, for the execution of John Alexander Dickman, sentenced to death for the wilider of John Innes Niebet in a train.