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ILADIES' GOSSIP.

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IMEMORIAL TO MR. RHODES.

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I ROWTON. I

WRECKED ON THE RAILWAY.I

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I THE ALYN ANGLING DISPUTE.I

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I THE ALYN ANGLING DISPUTE. I TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—I think the people of Rossett and district somewhat misunderstand the position of Mr. Duncan with reference to the Alyn fishery question. That Mr. Duncan is not the first to assert his pri vate rig hts to fishery in the Alyn is proved from a conviction obtained by the lessor, Mr. C. W- Towhend, at Wrexham County Police Court, in June, 1883. The report of the case is as follows :— "Peter Ellis and Thomas Da vies, two colliers, were charged with having unlawfully and wilfully attempted to take certain fish in Allington over which Captain Townshend had the right of fishing. The defendants said they were very sorry, but they did not think that they were doing any harm. Mr. Peter Ellis who appeared for Captain Townshend, said that the latter did not wish to press the case, but only wanted to put a stop to this illegal fishing. The defendants were fined 8s., with 5s. costs." The witness t'eter Ellis, referred to, was Captain Townshend's butler, and represented his master in the case. Captain Townshend could not have obtained this conviction had not the river been private waters, which applies to a running stream that is neither tidal nor yet navigable from the sea, the Alyn being a non-tidal water. Mr. Duncan last year generously offered free tickets to anglers, and was also prepared to preserve the stream from unsportsmanlike fishing as well as to spend a considerable sum m re-stocking the river, which offer was igiiommiously refused by people under the impression that they would thereby forfeit rights which are according to legal decisions non- existent. To speak of the people having a moral right to the fishing is simply playing with the question, as the legal right is founded upon the moral rights of private ownership. Preserved rivers are always well-worth paying for, and Mr. Duncan's charge of os. for the season is infinitely small when compared with the enhanced value of the river for angling purposes.- — i ours truly, A SPECTATOR. I

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