District News. 1 ..r-_VJ'U' MOLD. -J'- I THE LOCAL GUARDIANS met on Wednesday, present Messrs. J. Corbett, chairman, E. P. Edwards, and T. W. Bowdage. The list of applications was of the usual character, rather long, though hardly so un- favorable in character as those of two or three months ago. Neither of the applications were of public in- terest. SALE OF THE ARGOED COLLIERY.—On Tuesday last the sale of this colliery, which has been put into liquidation by arrangement, took place at the Gros- venor Hotel, Chester. The sale was made into two lots, that of the colliery, machinery, &c., and the cottages in Alyn-street. The purchaser of the col- liery was Mr E. J. Bartlett, cf London, and of the cottages Mr W. Hopwood, of Mold and kleeswood. We hear that the colliery is likely to start again in a ¡ few weeks. GWERNTMYNTDD NATIONAL SCHOOL. The Diocesan Inspector's report of the Gwernymynydd National School has been received and is as follows This is one of the best schools in the diocese, it is a proof of what can be done by hard and constant labor and judicious management. The accurate knowledge pos- sessed bv the chil(irtfn the manner in wb-ich they sing and the excellent discipline reflects very great credit upon all connected with this school. Twenty- nine scholars earned cards of nierit, the honor certifi- cate being awarded to Eliza Lewis." GRANI) CONCERT.—On Monday evening the annual grand concert in aid of the Pendre Chapel Restoration Fund was given at the Market Hall, and passed off most successfully, there being a very large and appreciative audience. The president, Mr A. J. Brereton, took his seat soon after eight o'clock, and after protesting against the unnecessary custom of appointing presidents for that class of entertainments, expressed his pleasure in co-operating in any good movement and for a good cause. Without more ado, he asked the artistes and choir to proceed with the programme, which was as follows :— Address.President Chorus An(i the glory of the Lord Song I loved her in the spring time "Eos Morlais Song Cambrian War nong"Miss Lillian Price Instrumental solo. Fantasia on Welsh Airs .Miss Annie Powell Song "The noble boy" Herbert Williams Instrumental duet Mrs Edwards and Miss Lewis Song Oh, how delightful "Miss Lillian Price Glee Y Wawr Duet .Eos Morlais an,1 Miss Lillian Price Solo (piano), Descriptive fantasia of Maesjjarmon Battle M. W. Griffiths Chorus. Rhuthugvrch Song Hen wlad y menyg gwynion "Eos Morlais Overture (harmonium). Les Deux Magot" S. Williams Duet The Two Cousins "Misses A. Powell and Hales Song .The Desert" Herbert Williams Song Esmeraltla "liss Lillian Price Song "The Distant Shore" Eos Morlais Chorus.. Belllligedig Finale National Anthem Eos Morlais never appeared in better form in Mold than on this occasion, and was rewarded with repeated encores after each of his efforts. Miss Price sang with precision. She has an excellent mezzo-soprano voice, and could she throw. more character into her sing- in" she would become a rea!ly popular favorite. The local artistes did well, as they always do. Miss Powell's pianoforte solo was a first-class treat, and perhaps the most enjoyable and best rendered part of the entertainment. \Ve believe that she has just recei ved a certificate of merit in connection with one of the musical colleges, and we were exceedingly glad to see a young lady a native cf the old town acquit herself so well. The Glee Party acquitted itself well too, though it would have been heard to better advantage had one gentleman not made his voice so prominent, and thus nearly' spoil the performance. proiii i neijt, tiit l tliu.; iiear l The object should he to blend one's voice with the other singers, and not to make it distinct and become the subject of ridicule instead of admiration. We trust this hint will be found sufficient for the fault is becoming a habit, and the gentleman is not too old to correct himself. The choir was in every way creditable to the conductor, Mr R. Dykins, the voices were fairly well blended, and of quite average quality. Perhaps had the rendering been less loud it would have been more agreeable. On the whole the concert was a decided success, and more than average merit. PETTY SESSIONS, -AIONDAY.-Before J. Scott Bankes, C. J. Trevor Roper, A. F. Jones, E. Thomson, and C. P. Morgan, Esqs. Row at Connahs Qua;—George Clark, Win. Green- wood and Anne his wife, were charged by Air Picker- ing of llockliffe Lane, with being drunk and fighting near Kelsterton, on the previous afternoon. He said the men were drunk and Clark took his clothes off and wanted to fight Greenwood, who he said had robbed him of a tobacco box and two sovereigns. Greenwood then threw his wife down and then thrashed her.-P.C. Pearson gave corroborative evi- dence, and added that the prisoner Clark prevented some females going along the road, and all the prisoners used very bad language.-Clark and Price were fined 10s each and costs or seven days to gaol. The woman was let off. Brotherly Affection.-Edward Williams of High- street, plasterer, was summoned by his brother John with striking him on the previous Monday. He called out to him as he was going along the street. John did not answer, as Edward was tipsy. The latter then struck him.—Edward was fined 10s and costs or seven days in default. Alleged Ass(iiilt.-Robert Jones, a young lad for whom Mr Roper appeared, was charged by Rees Jones, a much bigger lad, with assaulting him on Sunday night, the 22nd of February.—The complain- ant said lie was on the road between Cathole and Gwernymynydd, and as he went along and passed the defendant he said Good night," when defendant then struck him in the face and then on the head. In answer to Mr Roper, he said there had been two pre- vious quarrels between them, when he and not the de- fendanc was the aggressor. There were no witnesses on either side, and as complainant said the assault was witnessed by two persons, the magistrates, at the suggestion of Mr Roper adjourned the case, so that they might be summoned. Sehool Attendance Cases.—John Francis, Iferquis. Ordered to send his brother, who lived with him, to school. -Thomas Roberts, not sending his son, John Thomas to school, he having made but 10 attendances out of a possible 120.-Patrick Kinnsey sending his daughter only six times since July last. Ordered to pay as costs. Alleged Titeft.-Ellen Mead, a married woman, was charged by Sarah, wife of Robert Oldtield, of Celyn, Leeswood, with having on the Thursday previous stolen a two-shilling piece. The prisoner called with a basket, hawking, asking complainant to buy. She refused, but offered three-pence for garters and tape. she went to the drawer where there were a florin and three-pence. Prisoner accepted the three-pence and a piece of bread and butter. Complainant then placed the articles she bought on the chest of drawers, also the florin, but gave the three-pence to the prisoner. She went and cut the bread and butter, returned and gave it to the defendant, who went away. In about half an hour she went to put the articles away, when she missed the florin, and none but the prisoner had been in the house. Complainant then went and gave in- formation to the police, who, however, failed to get any information. There being no other evidence the prisoner was discharged, the chairman saying she was not legally guilty, and if morally so, hoped she would reform. Di-i(iik-fitizess.-An(Irew Mulligan, charged by P.C. Nelson with being drunk and disorderly at Coed Talon on the 4th May last. He had'been summoned but did not appear. He was fined 5s and 14s costs, with three weeks to pay.—The Chairman That's a good fellow, don't get into trouble again."—Defendant: "No, I'm going to joing the Methodists or Good Templars, or what you call 111111 ? 11 (Loud laughter) amid which the defendant left the court. Vagrancy.—A man named E. Roberts, of respect- able appearance and dressed in something like a work- house uniform, with a pair nf slippers on 0 his feet, was in dock, having been apprehended on suspicion of hav- ing ran away from an asylum or a workhouse. He had refused to give any account of himself until that morning when lie said that he came from Llanwrst. He was. remanded till Wednesday so that the authori- ties there might be communicated with.
DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE AGRI- CULTURAL SOCIETY. A meeting of the general committee was held on Wednesday last, at the Black Lion Hotel, when there was a large attendance. The chair was taken by P. B. Davies Cooke, Esq., and the vice-chair by Mr J. Corbett. Among the gentlemen present were J. Scott Bankes, Thos. Bate, P. P. Pennant, Colonel Cooke. A. F. Jones, and C. G. R. Conwy, Esqrs., Messrs. J. Roberts, Saltney J. Roberts, Geinas D. Roberts, Bathafarn; Wm. Edwards, Ruthin; H. Powell Jones, Ruthin; J. R. Jones, Lleweuni; J. Read, Northop; E. Jones, Park Gate, Northop; J. W. Brown, Wastbury, Northop; Jones, Rhydy- cilgwyn R Williams, Starkey T. Ollis, Mold G. Jones, Mold Roberts, Borras; J. Milligt^i, Wrexham; Jones, Glanclwyd G. Bellis (secretary) &C., &c. After some discussion it was resolved to deal with the general notices before appointing the judges. Colonel Cooke then rose to move the following resolu- tion That the following clause be added to Rule 9 viz.: Notice of any motion as to the place of hold- ing the show must be given in writing to the Secret- ary, one month previous to the 1st of March in each year failing which, the show shall be held at such town as shall be decided upon by the finance com- mittee, at a special meeting to be held immediately after the general meeting." He said that the reason why he moved it was because last year some gentle- men from Ruthin and Denbigh, taking advantage of the absence of the members of the Society from Mold and Wrexham, moved and carried a resolution that the show for 1879 should be held at Ruthin, con- trary to an agreement arrived at years ago, that it should go to Mold or Wrexham that year. Nothing could be unfairer than that, and it was not right that gentlemen should be whipped" up to vote for selfish interests contrary to the general interests of the Society. Mr Bankes seconded the resolution, though he preferred saying nothing that was disagree- able or to attribute any motives to the gentlemen who had voted for holding the show at Ruthin last year. They should regard the feelings of the members of the Society living in the district of Wllxtiain, where they received the greatest portion of their inoney from. The district there was much riov. Ii11! ?'y "ther portion of the Society's ground ami ?!yH 1 pU1 n,)t forget it.-Mr Edwards, Ruthin, Mr' p. j,,nes protested against the remarks of Co i ,»^ i r. ?hat wa. ?? being contrary to fact, and that it vi'i« turn of Ruthin to have the show last year Mr p In.?3t ye.-xr. Nlr oluel^ agreed that rule 9 required &m? endL? 't:/b? u?'??d whether it would be qatis- factorv t?) le;? the Yflatter ? the hands of the Finance C..mnnMee '??8? ?' they should agree to a rotth??E?h whieh ij ? ?1 P?ces fair plav, and .0 that they i -h should give a11 plAces fair pla- v, tn(i ;o that they nliglltklio- beforehand where the sho%v wt)til(i lie held The Cblrman MId that his own s mpathies u>er* ? direction sugestell by M. Pem?t entàrely in thi diction suggested by Mi Pennant and* u s7are that if such & rotation c..uld be adopted ?J?? ? ??? ??'s- factory, that it would meet w?? co-operation of gentlemen from every district. M te co-opertÏfJll of was a strong feeling against leaving t?? ?? there hands of the Finance Committee ???r in the hands of the Finance Committee '?? T moved as an er'"to insert the following :—"That if no ?eh nno!t4]/ce vbe gi.ven, ?e general meeting of the committee be adjourned for 14 days, with power then to fix upon the place for holding the show." That would involve no great trouble, and yive an opportunity for notices to be sent in. Mr W. Edwards seconded the amendment. A good deal of discussion followed, in which it was said that the understanding was that Denbigh and Ruthin should be considered as one place, and that it should go to each every other fourth anni versary. To this it was replied that such an understanding would be likely to lead to the disruption of the Society. For the amend- ment there were nine votes, and tive for the original motion in its entirety. The resolution as amended was then agreed to. Col. Cooke then moved the following resolution- That considering the great accessibility of the city of Chester to nearly the whole of the Society's dis- trict, it shall be open to any member to give notice that he will propose Chester as the place of the annual show, and in order to give effect to this, after the words "two counties" in rule 9 shall be added "or the city of Chester." No one seconding the resolution, it fell through, Mr H. P. Jones, Ruthin, saying, that if they fell out about the rotation in their own small district, what would be the result of enlarging it ? Col. Cooke also pioliosed-" That overtures having been made by the Cheshire Society, proposing an amalgamation with the Denbighshire and J1 lintshire ociety the Finance Committee be empowered to consider and decide upon it." This failed to secure a seconder, and fell through. Col. Cooke proposed the following;—"That, taking into consideration the heavy loss the Society sustained by the meeting at Ruthin, last year, it is necessary to revise the prize list, (a)—By discontinuing Premiums 1. 2, 3, and 4, for cheese (JA—By suspending Pre- miums 7, 8, y, and 10, for best cultivated farms, for three years (c)—By revising the premiums offered for live stock." He said that last year had proved a disastrous one, their balance being less by E200 than it was at that time last year. They were going on year after year, adding to their prize list, and for a season he proposed t3 leave out those he referred to in the resolution. The competition was small, and the prizes were going year after year into the same hands. Mr Bankes wished to meet the resolution with a direct negative, for the very reason that at a time like the present they ought not to discourage the farmers. They had between £400 and 4:500 in hand, and it had never been intended to have the Society a fund-holding concern, but something that paid its way. True, last year they had been unfortunate, but why? The rain came down in torrents, and prevented thousands from attending. The show suffered from the same cause as the farmers generally—too much rain. But they hoped for a better future, and a better day on which they would recover themselves. There was a long discussion about the number of competitors for cheese, &c., and the amount in the bank, which ended in Mr Bankes' amendment being carried by a great majority. Col. Cooke then proposed "That there be one prize list for Society's and Local Prizes, the latter being dis- tinguished by an asterisk thus which was seconded by Mr John Roberts, Saltney, and agreed to, the object being to prevent one animal competing for several prizes. Mr Bowdage said he had given notice of several re- solutions, but after the decision just arrived at he was not sanguine of carrying them, though they embodied what he believed to be the true policy of the Society. They were-" That the first prize for the best culti- vated farm not being less in quantity than 150 acres be reduced from £ 20 to £10; and the second best from £ 10 to £ 5."—"That the prize for the best cultivated farm not being less in quantity than 80 acres, and not more than 150 acres be reduced from £ 15 to C8 and that a second prize of £ 4 be offered."—" That the prize of tlO for the best cultivated farm not being less in quantity than 50 acres, and not exceeding 80 acres be reduced from H10 to k6 and that a second prize of E3 be offered." Mr Roberts, Wellhouse, having seconded the reso- lution, Mr Bankes moved the negative, saying they ought to encourage good farming, and that to take a first prize was a source of credit not only to the farmer, but to all around him, especially to his men, and it was impossible to farm well unless they had good men. Mr Pennant seconded the amendment, saying that the time w hen farming was at a discount was not one to cut down such prizes, and adding that it took much time and labor to prepare for such competition. Neither was the number of competitors a criterion of the good done for many prepared who did not enter, seeing others before them. The amendment was then carried. Mr Bowdage moved the following resolution which was agreed to:—"That the words '4 years' be sub- stituted for 3 years' in premiums 34 and 35 for Welsh bulls." Mr Bowdage then moved the following resolution, which was also agreed to:—"That rule 17 be rescinded, and that the following be substituted, viz. 'Any claimant having gained a premium for the best cultivated farm, will during the same year be dis- qualified from gaining any other premium for root crops and grass seeds on the same farm, and also, shall be disqualified from claiming the same premium for the same farm for the period of five years after, Mr Bowdage then moved the following resolution, which was also agreed to with a few verbal altera- tions, the fee being one and a half guineas That the following prizes be offered for agricultural stallions, viz. For the best agricultural stallion, being an approved iitock getter, which shall travel exclusively through the Society's district, route—Ruthin, Denbigh, Mold, and Wrexham, to serve mares being the pro- perty.of members of the Society, at a fee not exceed- ing one guinea each. Entrance fee for members of Society, 10s; non-members, 20s. First prize, £ 10; second prize, 25." The next resolution, "That the words not more than 3 shear" be added to premiums 91 to 98 inclusive," was lost on a division, the premiums remaining unaltered. The following resolution was carried on a division :— That the meetings of the finance committee be held at Mold in future," the Secretary saying it was difficult to obtain a quorum at some of the other places. Mr Griffith Jones then proposed That rule 14 be rescinded, and that the following be substituted—That landlords be not allowed to compete for the money prize but for the Society's medal only, and that they do not receive the medal unless whatever they com- pete for is adjudged the best." He said that in these times it was hardly to be expected that the farmers could compete with their landlords who had command of greater capital.—Mr Bate seconded the resolution on the same grounds.—Col. Cooke moved the negative on the ground that the number of entries and the quality of the show had improved since the present rule was in force.—Mr Bankes seconded the amend- ment, saying it Waj; the tenants who benefitted ultimately by the prizes being open to landlords, as they had the benefit of better bred bulls and brawns for cross breeding purposes when the landlords were thus encouraged.—There was a long discussion, and the motion was ultimately carried by eleven votes to ten. Mr G. Jones then moved that the word "gelding" be substituted for the word colt" in Premiums 62 and 63, which was agreed to as an addition. The following resolutions, moved by Mr G. Jones, were negatived That a premium of 22 be offered for the best shearling Welsh ram, and 21 for the second best ditto."—" That a premium of EZ be offered for the best pen of three shearling Welsh ewes, and 21 for the second best ditto." Date of the Show.—Mr G. Jones moved, and Mr Bankes seconded, that the show be held this year on the first Wednesday in August—August 4th, and it was agreed to unanimously, the Local Committee to meet on Wednesday week to select the field, &c. Appointment of Judges.-The following gentlemen were appointed iudges for the present year :—Butter and cheese—Mr John Thomas, Crewe. Farms—Mr Thomas Rigby. Roots and seeds-Mr C. B. Davies, Middlewich. Short horned cattle—Messrs Carrington, Salop W. Parkes, Chester John Hornby, a:, cl Thos. Bennett. Cross-bred and Welsh horses—Messrs Bromley, Lancaster, and J. P. Edwards, Chester. Hunting and trotting-The Chairman, Mr Scott Bankes, and Mr Peel. Sheep—Messrs SheltonJepher- son, Whitehaven, and Thomas, of Baschurch. Pigs —Messrs Gaman and Lockwood, of Chester. Poultry -Mr Gaman. At the conclusion of the business, a vote of thanks was passed to the Chairman, who, in responding, pro- mised a prize of £5 for the best Welsh bull shown in the field. BUCKLEY. I THE BOAED SCHOOLS.—The last of a series of enter- ments was held at these schools on Monday evening- week, under the presidency of Mr J. Garrett. We are clad to state that they have proved successful beyond expectation, and a sum of about £12 has been received, which will be devoted towards giving bonuses to children in the clothing club. From be- ginning to last they have been of the most pleasant kind, and one of the most noticeable features was that all, Church and Dissent, alike worked for the same end-the good of the children. ZION CALVINISTIC METHODIST CHAPEL.—We regret to announce that the Rev. R. Lloyd, pastor ef this church, is about to sever his connection with the same. The rev. gentleman has been in the neighbourhood for about two years, and was so universally inspected and esteemed that general regret is felt at his depar- ture. Indeed, so strong was the feeling, that as soon as it became known that Mr Lloyd was leaving his present charge, a cordial and hearty call was given him to take the pastorate of the English Congrega- tional Church of this place, but while thanking them cordially for their sympathy and kind feelings, the rev. gentleman declined the call. Buckley loses a good man. I COEDPOETH AND MINERA. I CASIA MISSION.—The Rev. Josiah Thomas, M.A. Liverpool, preached at Adwy and Glanrafon Chapels on Sunday, and delivered special addresses in the afternoon on behalf of the above missions. THE CONGREGATIONAL NEW CHAPEL.—The opening services at the New Chapel, at Talwrn, were held on Sunday and Monday, when able and suitable dis- courses were delivered by the Revs. H. Jones, Birken- head, D. Roberts, Wrexham, and J. Thomas, D.D.. Liverpool. The services on both days were well attended, and good collections were made towards the new edifice. CORWEN. I THE DEBATING SocrETY.-On Monday evening the usual meeting of this society was held in the reading usual Mr tkv?in James, solicitor, presiding. The sub- ject of debate was Whether the eye or the ear gives us greatest enjoyment ? opened by Mr Edward Roberts and Mr Ll. Jones; Mr J. Hughe's, Mr E. Foulkes, Mr J. Roberts (Warwick House), Mr F. G. Jones, Mr R. Morris, Mr H. Hughes, Mr J. D. Ed- wards, and others spoke.—The meeting was very largely attended, and the interest wasl well main- tained. THE GWYDDELWERN SCHOOL BOARD.—On Thurs- day week, a meeting of the above Board took place when there were present—The Hon. C. H. Wynn (in the chair), Rev. H. C. Williams, Mr J. Davies, Mr R. Owen and Mr D. Roberts, clerk.The Clerk read a copy of the correspondence which had passed between the Board and the Public Loan ComnHssioner. in reference to the money sought to be borrowed for Cynfal school. The Education Department had passed the plans, and had approved of the proceedings, but the Commissioners had no money to lend during the ensuing year, new could they promise to pay duff- ing the next year. In this dilemma the Hon. Chair- man remarked that he would prefer paying the Htomey in the course of three or five years, rather than spread the payment for fifty years. In that case they could borrow money from any Insurance or Building Society, and the repayment though heavier during these few years, would become much lighter in the end. —Rev. H. C. Williams said that he entirely agreed with the Hon. Mr Wynn in reference to this question, but at the same he would prefer the responsibility to rest upon the ratepayers generally. If they would see the wisdom of paying in a short time and have done with it well and good, if not then we would be free.—Mr J. Davies thought that the times were rather hard to make a proposal of the kind, he was afraid that many would object, thinking it unfair that the present generation should do it all.—On the motion of the Hon C. H. Wynn seconded by Mr R. Owen it was decided to hold a public meeting on the question and to invite suggestions from ratepayers. Several cheques were signed. DENBIGH. ACCIDENTS.—in the lair on luesaay a laciy was rjn. fortunately knocked down by a cow, she ho-^g^g,. happily sustained little injury beyond a fr'^at. On the same day a horse, which was dr 'Awing a coal waggon, fell down at the very narr)west point of Vale-street, near the top; it so happ,.siied also that al- though it was tne busiest part of day, a cart load of bricks had been shot at t.hu very point, the result .0 very point, the result was that until the horse col-Ai(I be got out of the shafts and re-harnessed the bus.yest part of the street was completely blocked. BLOSSOMS FAIR.The March fair anciently called Blossoms fair, was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, the universal verdict was that it was slacker than usual, very few sheep were shown, and of cattle only cows in profit were looked after; amongst horses there was a good deal of trotting, but only a moderate amount of business done. Stalls and shows were nu- merous on Wednesday, through their patrons were decidedly shy anp few. The boxing booth appeared to be the most popular, if perhaps we except the roundabouts among the youngsters. SCHOOL BOARD, THURSDAY WEEK.—Present: Mr J. R. Heaton (chairman), Mr Thomas Gee (vice- chairman), Mr J. C. Wynne Edwards, Mr Hugh Jones, Mr J. Harrison Jones, and Mr Ellie Williams, Mr R. Humphreys Roberts, clerk. Salary.—In conseauenceof the small average number of the attendants at Henllan Mixed School the Board deemed it expedient to offer to Mr Lewis a reduced salary of 211b per annum, instead of 2120 now being paid. The National School,The Rector, the Rev. Mr Smart attended the Board with the plans of the proposed alterations and enlargement of the National School. After Mr Smart had explained the matter to the Board and shown that it was a removal of the class rooms, the Board, as the local authority, accorded its permission for the work to proceed. The reports of the various schools and of the attendance officer were then read, and the usual cheques signed. —Permission was also given to Mr C. H. Doring to show a magic lantern in the Vron Goch School on condition that 50 tickets were given to Miss Gratton for free distribution. COUNTY POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY—Be- fore Mr Wynne Griffith and Mr W. D. W. Griffiths. Selling on Unlicensed Premises.— Wm. Williams, Tyddyn y ciw, was summoned by P.S. Vauglian, for j selling beer and allowing it to be consumed on his premises, he having only a license to sell to be con- sumed off the premises.—P.S. Thomas Vaughan de- posed that about seven o'clock on the 4tli inst., he was at Tyddyn y ciw in plain clothes, and there saw eight men in the porch of the house, which is very large, with a small table before them and eight glasses con- taining beer asked if there was any chance to get a glass of ale ? Several of the men replied that he could get as much as he liked if he went in. Went into the kitchen and sat down, and began to eat a sandwich which he had with him, and called for a glass of ale. The waitress, Margaret Owen, whispered to witness "We dare not sell it here, come to the passage." Went to the passage, and she brought a glass of ale, which witness paid 2d for. White drinking the glass of ale witness saw eight glasses of ale supplied to the men in the porch. Three of them drunk up their glasses quickly and had them refilled. One of the men gave Is to pay for two glasses and had 8d change. All were paid for but witness could not say with what coin. Witness then went into the parlour, and there saw several men drinking tea. Left and went back to the passage, where witness found eleven men in the porch Swho were all supplied with ale. Could see some paying for it and others had their backs towards witness. Ishmael Jones was the waiter hired for the day. Saw also three glasses of ale supplied and paid for in the kitchen. Went inside and got another glass and sat down by the parlour door and there sa.w several jugs of drink carried into the parlour but was unable to prove the sale. Went back to the passage and saw the porch full of people, all of whom were supplied with ale, and many of them were far gone in drink. The wait- ress said to witness Poor Ellis, he's very drunk, he's been here since morning, he was a policeman in Liverpool once and through drink he lost his place, and he has been a keeper but he lives at the Foty now." During the time witness was in the house, the landlord (W. Williams), was amongst the barrels drawing beer. Spoke to him there and told him what had been seen. The landlord replied that he was very sorry, he had thought once to put the barrel in the hovel and supply the men in the road. Ishmael Jones was also called in at the time and he said he had sold a good lot of drink that day and he then handed a lot of money over to Mr Williams as the proceeds of the evening's sale. Mr Williams then asked witness to forgive him. In answer to the Bench the landlord said he had no questions to ask, for the officer had told the truth.—The Bench Inflicted the full penalty of 210 and costs 16s, and ordered the license to be endorsed. Drunk and Diso)-derty.-Hugh Jones Upper Shop- Llansannan, was summoned by P.C. Richards for being drunk and disorderly on the 27th February.— Fined 5s and costs. Conies.-William Williams, labourer, Llanefydd, was summoned for being o* lands in pursuit of conies on the 7th February, by George Edwards, the keeper on the Kinmel estate.—Fined 21s and all costs, in- cluding advocate's fee. Mr E. H. Roberts, appeared for the prosecution and Mr Webb for the defence. This was the man for whose offence another man named E. D. Jones had been summoned at the last court, and he having given the wrong name and a good deal of trouble was fined heavily. BOROUGH POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY,—Be- fore the Mayor (Councillor E. T. Jones.) Drunk.—Robert Roberts, drover, fined 6d and costs 4s, for being drunk the night before, P.S. Simpson being the complainant. HOLT AND F ARDON. CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—An entertainment in connection with the above was held in the National Schoolroom, Farndon, when an interesting programme was gone through. Members were admitted free of charge. THE MISSING WOMAN FOUND.—The body of Anne Chaloner, Wrexham-road, Holt, who was missed from her brother's honse on the night of 11th October, last year, and who was supposed to have drowned herself in the river Dee while in a state of mental depression, was found on Friday morning last by Mr Brown, farmer, Churton, on the Cheshire side of the river under that village. The discovery has afforded great relief to the relatives of the deceased as well as satis- faction to the public. The strong current in the river, in consequence of the great flood, and the high wind that blew last week, is supposed to have extricated the body from the roots of trees in which it had be- come entangled, and where it remained for nearly fire months. Her mortal remains were interred in Holt Church graveyard on the afternoon of Sunday last. LLANGOLLEN. Ax OLD MAN DROWNED IN THE CANAL. On Sunday morning last, the body of John Roberts, far- mer, Ty-isa, Llandynan, was found in the canal near the Chainbridge Hotel. Deceased, who was 76 years of age, had been to Llangollen on Saturday, and after transacting his usual business, went by the 7.20 train to Berwyn Station. On his way home he turned into the Chainbridge Inn to inquire for a. friend who was going the same way. In the house the company en- gaged him in conversation, and when the old man turned round he found his friend had gone before him. He immediately followed, and that was the last time he was seen alive. It is supposed that he must have fallen into the canal quite close to the house, as there is a very narrow and dangerous footpath at that spot. His family on missing him that night gave the alarm, and the body was found by P.C. Windsor. Llanty- silio, as above mentioned. On Tuesday an inquest was held on the remains at the Chainbridge Hotel, before H. B. Thelwall, Esq., coroner, and a jury of whom Capt. Paull, Pentrefelin was foreman. After hearing the evidence, an open verdict of "Found Drowned was returned. LOCAL BOARD, THURSDAY WEEK. Present: Messrs. Wm. Jones, S. Lloyd Jones, Thos. Hughes, E. Roberts, E. H. Roberts, Jno. Rowlands, P. H. Minshall, alerk; R. T. Jone3, surveyor. The Chester Town Council and the Local Government Board.—The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and signed, the Clerk reported that a letter, of which the following is a copy, had been sent to the Local Government Board upon the question of the alleged pollution of the Dee, as raised by the Chester Town Council:- Local Board Offlce, LlangolIen, Feb. 6th, 1880. SIR,—Your communication of the 1st ult. having been laid before my Board at their monthly meeting held yester- day, I am directed to reply as foLows My Board cannot admit the allegation of the Chester Town Council, that the small quantity of diluted sewage which it is alleged is discharged into the River Dee at Llangollen can appreciably causa pollution to that river or in any way affect the purity of the Chester water supply. It is fortified in this opinion by an analysis which it has re- cently caused to be made of samples of River Dee water, taken at an equal and short distance above and below the town, which shows that there is no appreciable difference in the quality at either place. My Board further alleges, that in its opinion every need- ful and practicable preoaution is taken to render suffi- ciently innoxious any sewage matter which may find its way into the river. But even if some appreciable pollution of the River Dee at Llamsiollen chargeable to that town were proved to exist, my Board ventures to point out that Llangollen being dis- tant from Chester by water about 40 miles, and standing at an elevation above it of about 200 feet, there are natural causes in constant operation sufficiently powerful to coun- teract the effect of any such pollution. The analyst whom my Board has consulted appears to have formed an unfavorable opinion as to the applicability of the water of the Dee for domestic purposes as tested by the sample taken from Llamgollen. However unfortunate an occurrence this in itself may be, it is not one over which my Board has any control or for which it can in any way be held responsible, and when to the foregoing considerations is added the fact of the large volume of water annually passing Llangollen and the smallness of the population of the town proper, my Board respectfully submits that the Cheater Town Council has n* real grievance or ground of complaint agaimst the Llangollen Sanitary Authority, and that it would be manifestly unfair to compel the ratepayers of LJangolle*. already burdened with rates of 3s in the pound for sanitary purposes, to add to those burdens by the cost of sewage works which are not required for the dis- trict, and which from tke position of Llangollen at the bottom of a deep roeky valley, Must necessarily be very 4uge. My Board wouM" aJao add, that when IS years ago they provided water supply for Llangollen at a very heavy cost, they rejected the water of the Dee as being unit for drink- ing purposes, and although the expenditure was consider- ably increased they constructed a reservoir which wr A sup- plied with mountain streams.—I am, sir, your c,&edient servant, J PARRY Jo?"( £ G> Clerk. T. S. Rollin. Esq Assistant Secretary, Lo.al Government Board, Whiteha1 j London, S.W. The Coming Eltetion.-It was rp^ived that all the members of the Board whose t ^ennial term of office did not now expire be requeted to assist the return- ing officer, Mr Ed. Robert in the counting of the votes at the forthcoming election of the Board. The Surveyor's Re)This report was read and the following actkjn taken thereon. It having been reported that M.s Baker, Sun Brewery, had not used any of the tow. n water during the past year, It was resolved th the collector demand from her the sum of tl, beying the lowest amount claimed for water by meter in addition to the ordinary rent of the meter. Th". Surveyor was instructed to lay down pipes m five ^yoints on the Gwernant road for conveying the water that was now running on the surface at those points. A cesspool was also ordered to be constructed at the entrance of the higher service of pipes for holding the accumulating gravel collected by the water. The Surveyor was also ordered to ascertain by the next Board whether the drainage of some new pigstyes, recently erected near Penddol cottages, was satis- factory. Works Committee.—The minutes of this committee were read. In the matter of the proposed purchase of land at the lower part of Chapel-street for the purpose of street improvement, it was reported that the negotiations with Mrs Edwards, Hand Hotel, the owner of the said property, had fallen through, and as it was not likely that any satisfactory arrangement could be arrived at at present, the idea of widening the street had been abandoned for this year at least. Mr John Rowland strongly urged upon the Board to re-open the negotiations with Mrs Edwards, but the members of the Works Committee who were present argued that as no good would come out of it, it was useless to do so. The matter was therefore allowed to drop. New Buit(lings.-A number of plans of proposed new shop to be erected for Morris and Hughes, drapers, in the open space immediately in front of the Market Hall, Castle-street, were submitted for the approval of the Board. This building it was stated will be the finest of the kind ever erected in Llan- gollen. The plans, which had been prepared by Mr Richard Owen, Liverpool, were approved of and signed by the Chairman.—Messrs. Evans and Morris also submitted plans of a new billiard room, &c., for the Royal Hotel, to be erected by Mr Wm. Morgan. This building will also be a handsome structure, and will be a great improvement to the street. These plans were also approved of. Appointment of Assistakit Clerk-On the motion of Mr Lloyd Jones, seconded by Mr John Rowlands, it was unanimously resolved that Mr P. H. Minshall, solicitor, be appointed assistant clerk, with power to sign cheques and to attend the Board meetings in the absence of Mr J. Parry Jones. The Annual Estiniate.-The estimate for the ensuing year was laid before the Board, but as the several items contained therein had been carefully discussed at a special meeting, they were passed without any further consideration. The following are the princi- pal items of income and expenditure :—Expenditure Highways £ 160; scavenging and watering streets, 233 8s; waterworks, and new covers for reservior, £27 6s; main-road labour and material, 2120; tiling, 240; salaries, 992 10s; taxes, rates, tithes, and insur- ances, £7 4s lllid gas account, kC)5 10s; election expenses, el3 5s: advertising, stationery, &c., £20; loans and interest, JE495 8s 6d; hose, urinal, Assembly Room, 242; plan of new drains, S5 miscellaneous, £ 39 13s Gid total expenditure, £ 1,161 6s.—Income: Estimated balance 225th March, 1880, t26 6s: district rate, occupiers £ 4,336 19s, at 2s, t433 12s 10 land, 22,952, 15s 6d, at 6d, 973 16s 4id composition, 22494,1 3s 6d, at Is 4d, jB166 5s 7d; total less exemptions, £ 663; water rate, 25,427 6s 6d, at Is, £ 271 7s 3d; less exemption (£30 7s 8d), £241; water rents, 220 water meter rents, £40; other items, kl7 Is total, 21,6616s. I OSWESTRY. I ACCIDENT.—James Davies, Newbridge, Maesbury, was admitted to the Cottage Hospital last week suffering from a gractured leg which was caused by "Üs endeavouring to jump over a brook out of his garden to go to his work. He has been attended by Mr Blaikie. ASSAULT.—At the Borough Police Court on Mon- day, before the Mayor (Mr John Morris) and the ex-Mayor (Mr John Thomas), David Hughes, apprehended at Shrewsbury under a warrant, was charged with assaulting P.C. Price. He was com- mitted for a month. INQUEST.—An enquiry-wag held at the Lion Inn, Salop-road, on Monday, before Mr J. Sides Davies, borough coroner, and a jury, of whom Mr Isaac Evans was foreman, into the circumstances connected with the death of Mary Lawrence, who died on the previous day. It appeared from the evidence that deceased on the Friday previous while crossing the Salop-road near the corner of Llys-lane was knocked down by a cart, death resulting from the injuries she then sustained. The jury returned a. veict of "Accidental death." COUNTY COURT, SATURDAY.—Before Arundel Rogers, Esq., judge. There were set down for hearing 91 original plaints, five judgment summonses, and nine adjourned cases. Mason v. Joites. -Richard Mason, Perseverence Works, Oswestry, sought to recover from Samuel Jones, boiler maker, Plaskynaston, the sum of B22 10s, B10 of which was said to be due for commission on the sale of boilers, and 212 for a winch purchased from the plaintiff.-Mr R. H. Ellis appeared for the plaintiff, Mr Cartwright, Chester, for the defendant. —The defendant denied that he agreed to allow a commission of 210. He admitted owing the plaintiff the £12, but claimed a set off of 26 for damages he had sustained by a breach of contract by the plaintiff.- His Honor gave judgment for Ell, with costs. A Singular Case.-Mcssrs David Jones and Co., wholesale grocers, of Redcross-street, Liverpool, sued Mrs Hughes, of Oswestry, for £ 20 13s 6d for goods.— Mr Hignett appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr E. M. Jones for the defendant.—In delivering judgment, His Honor said that that was a very extraordinary action. The goods were supplied in July, 1878, and it was alleged that they were paid for in August of the same year. The plaintiffs' traveller, to whom the money was alleged to have been paid, denied having received it. His Honor said that as the traveller's journeys were monthly it was the duty of Messrs Jones and Co. immediately to have investigated the matter, and he considered that they were very much to blame for allowing it to remain over from August, 1878. Considering the large amount of money passing through his hands, the traveller should have insisted upon an immediate investigation, or not to have remained in their serviee. He gave judgment for the defendant with costs. Right of Way Case.-Several hours were occupied in hearing a case of right of way across a field and through the grounds attached to a house purchased a few years ago by Mr Hugh Evans, shipowner, Liver- pool. On purchasing the property, Mr Evans, with a view to prevent the conversion of part of his premises into a public thoroughfare, took the present proceed- ings. After about twenty witnesses had been heard, the case was adjourned to the next court. I RUABON. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—We this week record the death of Mr James Huxley, Plasbennion, who succumbed on Friday, a victim to heart disease, at the age of 63 years. He had for a number of years been machineman at the New British Iron Company's Wynnstay Collieries, and had for a lengthened period been subject to heart disease. He was well known and much respected, as was testified by the large number of friends who attended the funeral on Monday. ACCIDENT TO MR MURLESS.—On Saturday last, Mr H. C. Murless, of the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, met with a serious accident whilst exercising a young colt. It appears that Mr Murless during the afternoon went up to the farm, and was in the act of mounting the colt when the animal gave a sudden lurch, hurling Mr Murless into thaiair. Mr Murless alighted with a violent shock across the bow of the saddle, sustaining serious injuries. He was conveyed home to the hotel, where he has since been confined to his bed under the attendance of Dr. R. Chambers Roberts. We are glad to learn that he is progressing favourably. BENEFIT ENTERTAINMENT AT PENYCAE.—On Mon- day evening an entertainment was given in the Salem Baptist Chapel, Penycae, in aid of Richard Jones, collier, who received serious.in juries through an acci- dent, about ten months ago, and has since been dis- abled. Tilie chair was occupied by Mr Robert Ro- berts, Rhosllanerchrugog, and there was a large at- tendance. An interesting programme, the principle items of which were Welsh, and consisting of songs, glees, competitions in impromptu speaking, and com- positions of poetry, &c., was gone through, and sus- tained by the following :-inliss E. A. Jones, Plas Issa Eryr Maelor, Coedpoeth Mr John Ellis, Rhos; Mr E. Phillips, Rhos Mr Jesse Edwards and party, Mr John Griffiths, Pentre; Mr Thos. Lloyd, Groes; Mr Edward Williams (Alaw Christionydd), Mr Dan Thomas, and Mr Moses Williams, Penycae. The ac. companists. were Harmonydd, Coedpoeth, and Mr Samuel Griffiths, Rhos, and the adjudicators were Mr Richard Thomas, Hafodybwch Mr Hugh Griffiths, Pentre Mill; and Mr J. T. William, Copperas Mill. The proceeds, which were good, were handed over to the grateful recipient. SCHOOL BOARD.—On Tuesday the first meeting of the Board was held at the Court House, when there were present—Mr G. Thomson, Chairman Rev.W. Foulkes, Messrs R. Roberts, T. Jackson, S. R. Bishop; Mr J. Denbigh Jones, clerk. A letter was received from Capt. Ormrod regretting his inability to be present. I ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr Robert Roberts said he had much pleasure in proposing the election of Mr George Thomson, as Chairman of the Board for the ensuing term. (Hear, hear.) Mr Thomson was an old and experienced mem- ber of the Board, and well up to the business in all its details, and he had therefore great pleasure in rising to propose his re-election to office. (Applause.) Mr S. R. Bishop had equal pleasure in second- ing the proposition, which having been carried unanimously, The Ch,.tirnian,;tid Gentlemen,—I beg to say that I feel extremely obliged to you for the confidence which you evince in me in proposing, seconding, and re-electing me unanimously to this chair. I feel a my imperfections, as every one must who is placed hi an office of trust, but I have some experience to assist me, and I have also a very good will to assist me-a desire to occupy this chair with as much propriety and carefulness and attention to the feelings of everybody as is possible. (Hear, hear.) I only hope, gentlemen, that we shall go on harmoniously, having two, as I think, important points always before us in the trust that is delegated to us by this parish, namely, these:— Firstly, the efficiency of the schools— (hear, hear,) under our control that we should feel that we have the rising genera- tion of this parish in a measure under our guidance, and that our objeot will be, as far as we know, that they shall grow up as respectable mem- bers of society and as God-fearing people. (Applause.) The second point is that of economy, and I know there are two economies—l^iere is a false economy, and there is a true economy-but I hope we shall al- ways keep that prominently before us, to make the rates in this parish—the school rate-as moderate as is at all possible consistent with the efficiency of the schools. (Hear, hear.) I don't think there is a great deal of Board work to be done-when I say Board work I mean formal matters that conie before the Board—but there is much to be done practically by what I call committee work, that is, really looking to the practical machinery of the schools. I think there is more to be done that way than there is in any other, and it requires close and constant work, and I only hope that when the committees are appointed-as I hope there will be committees at both ends of the parish-that the members of those committees will make up their minds to attend punctually to the busi- ness of such committee. (Hear, hear.) I have no more to say, gentlemen, except to thank you again, and to say that I hope we shall go on in an harmo- nious spirit. (Applause.) Mr T. Jackson then proposed the election of Mr Doxey as vice-chairman of the Board. As they had got such an able Chairman, and as they knew from past reports of their Board meetings that he had been most punctual in his duties, a vice-chairman was of very little moment, but he had great pleasure in pro- posing Mr Doxey, should anything happen to prevent the Chairman being present, to act as vice-chairman, and he had no doubt Mr Doxey would fulfil the duties of his office to the best of his ability. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman had much pleasure in seconding the proposition, which was also carried unanimously. The Meetings.-It was resolved that the ordinary meetings of the Board be held as heretofore on the second Tuesday in the month, at a quarter to 3 p.m., and that four members form a quorum. Miscellaneous. The Chairman said that several matters that could not stand over till the Board meet- ing had been ordered to be done by him, and he now asked for the Board's sanction. After looking into the matter the sanction was obtained. The annual statement of accounts for the year ending September 29th was produced by the clerk, who said they had been audited by the district auditor and passed. It was decided to advertise it in the Wrexham Advestiser and Oswestry Advertiser. A letter was read from the Rev. H. Hughes, asking for the use of one of the Board Schools for the Baptists to worship in on Sun- days, until the place of worship they were about to erect was completed. A long discussion followed, and it was finally decided, on the suggestion of the chair- man, to leave the matter for a full Board to discuss. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY WEEK.—Before E. Peel, Esq., chairman; Major Conran, Edward Evans, Esq., and Owen S. Wynne, Esq. Exposing Bad Meat—Three Butchers fined £ 5 each. —John Parry, butcher, Ruabon, was summoned by Mr Hugh Davies, Inspector of Nuisances of the Wrexham Rural Sanitary Authority, for exposing in his shop, on the 21st February, certain portions of animal carcases, viz., three pieces of mutton, the same being unfit for human food. Defendant ad- mitted having the pieces of meat in his possession, but said they were put on one side in the shop and not intended for sale. He did not kill for himself, but purchased off another man, and had he been at home when the meat in question came, he should at once have sent it back. He had not yet paid for it. Edward Edwards and Richard Edwards, Cefn Mawr, were summoned for similar offences on the same date, both defendants admitting having the meat complained of in their possession.—In reply to the Bench, complainant said it had been reported to him that a good deal of bad meat was being sold in the neighbourhood.—Mr Lewis The great grievance appears to be that car- cases of inferior animals are slaughtered and kept quiet until after dark, and then brought into the shambles in the towns and outlying villages and quietly sold to the working people.—The Chairman, after consultation, said :-We consider this a very serious offence, especially at the present time, and you will each be fined £ 5, and the costs, 12s 6d.—As the money was being paid, the Chairman, again addressing the defendants, said The Bench see that you laugh at this matter, and think very light of it; but I may say that we might have sent you to prison for three months, without the option of a fine, and that would have been no laughing matter at all. It is a very serious offence, and I am sorry to see you treat it so lightly. Defective Privy Accommodation.—William Hughes, Cefn Mawr, was summoned by Mr Hugh Davies, Sanitary Inspector, for not having proper privy accommodation, &c., upon certain property belonging to him, the defendant being ordered to complete the required work in a month, and to pay the costs. Drunkenness, <tc.—John Roberts, charged by P.C. Tanner with being drunk in Park-street, Ruabon. on the 27th February, fined 5s and costs.-John Jones, charged by P.C. Wynne with a similar offence in Well-street, on the 7th February, and Edward Richards on the 21st February, in Crane-street; Jones being fined 5s, and Richards 10s, with costs in each case.—Rowland Rowlands, charged by Sergeant Hughes with being drunk in Ruabon on the 9th February, and fined 5s and costs. Trar,sfers.-The license of the Foresters' Arms, Rhos, to William Jones the Prince of Wales, Pon- key, to Richard Richards the Bricklayers' Arms, to Thomas Jones Black Horse, Groes. to John Ellis the Pigeons, Cefn, to Robert Richard Roberts the Cross Keys, Groes, to Samuel Evans the Eagles Inn, Stryt Issa, and the Royal Oak, Rhosymedre, to Jos. Phillips. Malicious Damage.—Four boys, named respectively William Evans, Richard Rogers, Robert Thomas, and William Williams, were charged with maliciously damaging certain property belonging to the Albert Brick and Coal Company, Limited. Mr Bennion Acton prosecuted, and said he appeared for the com- plainants, who their Worships might be surprised to hear, after what they had heard lately, were a Com- pany formed to work a brickyard in the neighbour- hood. (Laughter.) The complainants, however, were not Welshmen, but some canny Yorkshiremen—(re- newed laughter)—who had opened the works in the Rhos during the last few months, and they were sub- ject to a great deal of trespass. There were two pits, Nos. 1 and 2, and for the purpose of getting rid of what colliers called the black damp," or carbonic acid, by means of ventilation, a large bank grate, or cresset, was suspended from the pithead of No. 1 pit and secured by a windlass. On the 9th February, the boy defendants were seen by Mr W. Dodd, the clerk in charge of the works, upon the pit bank at No. 1 pit, where they had no business, and Dodd ordered them off. Immediately afterwards he heard a great noise, and saw the four defendants running away, and on going to the pit head he found that the boys had un- chained the windless and let the heavy grate fall down the pit, and all the apparatus, except the windlass (which was torn up) was now lying some thirty yards under water in the pit. The damage done was esti- mated at about 25, but the Company had no wish to be vindictive, although they asked the Bench to give them some protection.—Mr Acton then called Mr William Dodd, the clerk referred to, from whose evidence it appeared that the defendants William Williams and Richard Rogers were the most to blame, the one having held the handle of the windlass while the other unchained it. The informations against Evans and Thomas were then withdrawn, Williams and Rogers being fined each 10s, and ordered to pay the damage (10s) and the costs. Charge of Stealing Coal.-A little'girl, eleven years old, named Margaret Jones, was charged with stealing coal to the value of twopence, the property of the Plasynwern Coal Company, and was discharged with a caution. Rate Cases.—Eighteen persons were summoned for non-payment of poor rates, thirteen of which were settled before coming into Court, and orders made in the remaining five. RUTHIN. ELECTIONS.—Mr Lewis Jones, stationer, Clwyd-street and St. Peter's Square, was on Monday week elected without opposition to the seat in the Town Council in lieu of Mr W. J. Hunt removed. Messrs R. G. Joyce, Well-street, and R. Howarth Williams, The Square, were on Monday elected auditors for the borough. DEATH OF THE BOROUGH TREASURER. Mr John Jones, Pyrocantha house, the borough treasurar and the vice-chairman of the Boar of Guardians, expired at his house Well-street, about mid-day on Monday last. The deceased gentleman was highly respected, as was shown by the attendance at his funeral on Thursday. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY WEEK.— Before the Rev. the Warden of Ruthin, J. Fairfax Jesse, Esq., and Robert Blezapd, Esq. Borthyn Neighbours.—Mrs Win. Gill asked the court that Mrs Mary Ricketts should be bound over to keep the peace towards her. From the evidence of Mrs Gill, her son, and her husband, it appeared that the parties were neighbours living in Borthyn, Llan- fwrog, and they quarrelled Mrs Ricketts, according to her neighbour's account being anything but choice in her language.—Mr Osbert Edwards appeared for the defendant.—The Bench dismissed the case and divided the costs. Drunk and Disorder[!). -Thomas Morris, Wern Fechan, was fined 5s and costs for being drunk and disorderly on the 10th February. P.C. Lloyd com- plainant.—Robert Jones, Pentre Fechan, for a similar offence on the 17th February was also fined 5s and costs, 7s 6d. P.C. Thomas said that on that day, two messengers came after him to go and suppress a row at the Eagles. Went there and found defendant being ejected from the house, and when in the street he became most abusive. When threatened with arrest if he did not desist, he replied that it would take four police- men to take him up. He was however locked up without the aid of so great a force. Defendant now said he was not very drunk. Rabbits.—William Barker was brought up on a warrant by P.S. Jones, charged by Charles F. Hignett, of Wern Fechan, with trespassing in pursuit of conies upon his land, on the 6th February. The case was proved, and the Bench fined him E2 and costs, or one month's imprisonment. -Elias Jones for a similar offence at the land of Mr Bellis, Llanarmon, was charged by Samuel Francis, who said he saw him in a field about nine o'clock in the morning of the 11th February with a dog, a lurcher, hunting for rabbits. Defendant admitted that he was in the field which was about a quarter of a mile from his house, and had a footpath running through it, but he was not Hunting the field and the dog was not a lurcher. The witness said it was a cross between a greyhound and a sheep dog, the defendant was on the field 20 minutes, but in answer to the Bench witness admitted that he was not beating the bushes, he was only walking about, the field was enclosed mountain land.—«After a long con- sultation the Bench fined Jones 2s 6d and 9s costs. Road Offences.-George In,,ham was fined 2s 6d and costs for riding without reins, which he gdmitted.- Joseph Blackwell, Mold, was charged by P.C. Griffith E. Jones with furiously galloping a brewer's cart with two horses, he on ly having reins to the shaft horse, at Llanarmon, on the 9th February,. He was whip- ping the horses and they were going at a great rate. Fined 5s and 9s costs.—Edward Davies, Gyffyllioic, was charged with allowing a cow and four calves to stray on the highway on the 19th February. Defend- ant admitted that they might be for the road passed through his land very awkwardly, and he had great difficulty in keeping them in. Fined 2s and 8s costs. A Sad Case of Cruelty.—Evan Morris a very poor and miserable looking man having one side paralysed and only the use of one hand, living in Clwyd-street, was summoned for using a pony when it waa utterly I unfit for work, and al&o" overloading it.Defendint laid the load was only six and a half cwt.—Mr Adams told the Bench that the prosecution was undertaken at his own instance, for he saw it, and the spectacle was a most miserable oii,P.S. Joneis xaicl that at 4 o'clock on Wednesday he saw defendant with a very heavy load of deals in Castle-street, and the pony was suffering very much. It was in great distress. It was totally unfit for work. The defendant was a very poor h&rd working m<m. The Bench consulted fw a long time, and at length decided to dismiss the case on account of tha poverty and condition of the defendant, but told him that lie must not do it again, or he might be sent to prison. The case they felt had very properly been brought before them. Begging.—Thomas Macdonald, a big working man was arrested by P.C. D.Williams for calling at a farm house and asking for a bit of bread he was very civil. Prisoner said he was very hungry and only asked for bread. Seven days' hard labour. ,gureties.-Ed ward Williams, Ty Tulcen, who a month ago was asked to find sureties now produced two respectable persons, who were accepted. Transfer of Licenses.—The licences of the following houses were transferred The Three Pidgeons, Graig Fechan, from Elizabeth Davies to Ishmael Roberts, who had bought the property. The Star Inn, Ruthin, from Hugh Jones to John Fletcher. The Unicorn Tavern, from Robert Jones to Edmund Hunt. The Bridge Inn, Pont Uchael, temporarily to John Roberts, brother to Robert Roberts, Corporation Arms, Rutbin. The King's Head, Ruthin, from Thos. Myddleton, temporarily, to Robert Williams, of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, FRIDAY WEEK.- Present: The Mayor (Aid. Dr. W. Davies Jones), Alderman Dr. J. R. Jenkins; Councillors John Jones (St. Peter's-square), John Jones (Mount Pleasant), David Jones, Lewis Jones, Hugh Jones, John Morris, T. P. Roberts, and R. P. Davies; Mr W. Lloyd, Town Clerk; Mr J. Lloyd Roberts, Medical Officer of Health Mr C. Goodman Jones, Borough Surveyor. The Medical Officer's Reports.—Dr. Roberts desired to explain that owing to the alteration of the day, he was quite unable to attend the last meeting, and he sent a letter to the Town Clerk to that effect.—The Town Clerk said that Dr. Roberts did write him, and he got the letter on the morning of the day after.—Dr. Roberts said he fully intended to be present, but was prevented. He should be glad in future to have notice of the meetings. It was arranged that the Town Clerk should send him a copy of the agenda in future, which would advise him of the day.—Dr. Roberts said he had prepared the report for February meeting which he would read to them as well as that for March. During the Ave weeks ending on January 31st, one birth and nine deaths have occurred within this Sanitary Dis- trict, giving during this period an annual birth rate of 3 0 per 1000, and an annual death rate of 27'0. per 1000 popula- tion. Of the deaths, three occurred amongst persons over 70 years of ag and one in an infant under one year six deaths were due to chest diseases-chronic disease of the heart and lungs. I hare on previous occasions drawn attention to the water supplies of some parts of the town as being not quite satisfactory, especially so by comparison with the wholesome supply which the Wa,er Company's mains yield. In the report which Dr. Home, the Local Government Board Inspector, made on the district in 1S71, some of the supplies were characterised as being impure and pollute I by sewage, and some sources of supply may now be found which will accord more or less with that de- scription. Many houses in Llanfwrog draw their water supply from the river Chvyd, and this unfiltered has, for obvious reasons, been shown to be a by no means reliable one. During November your Surveyor requested my .opinion as to the water supply of the houses in Park-road. These houses are supplied by wells, situated at various distances of a few feet from the houses, and are sunk into the gravel bed In proximity to these wells are gratings and house drain". In construction, these wells are not protected by water-tight masonry and puddle clay walls, nor are they protected at the surface from dirt and surplus water gaining access to them. Water is drawn from-them by lowering cans down into them. Thus they are liable to pollution by sewage leaking from the house drains into them, and in more instances than one was this seen ;-to pollution by surface waters, especially so in time of rain and surplus waters following into them to pollution by dirty vessels being lowered into them. For these reasons I would advise the closing of these wells and the substitution of a constant and imore reliable water supply. The following report for the month of February was also presented:- During the four weeks ending Saturday, February 28th, 13 births and 14 deaths were registered as h iving occurred within the borough. Estimating the present population at 3500, the births were at the rate of 3 t-0 per 1000, and the deaths were at the rate of 42 0 per 1000 population. The greater number of the deaths have occurred at the ex- tremes of life, five being amongst persons of GO years and five among children under one year of age Six deaths were due to chest diseases. The death rate durinj this, as during the previous month, was high, but not out of com- parison with the general (le itli rat a of the kingdom. This increase upon the normal rate and upon the January rate is one that might have been expected in a season so severe as this winter has been. A high birth rate is always co- existent with a high death rate, and this and the most prominently fatal class of diseases fully account for the increase recorded By the next meeting I hope to be pre- pared with an annual report upon last year's work, and with tables of mortality and other information which will guide the Sanitary Authority in their projects. Hitherto the season has been a professionally busy one to medical men. —Dr. Roberts also informed the Council that he hoped to be able by the next meeting to present them with the annual report.—The Mayor asked if any one had any remarks to make.—Mr Hugh Jones asked if there were not pumps to the houses in Park-road.—Mr D. Jones said there were some pumps, but many of the houses Had only wells.—Mr Hugh Jones said the water in those wells was very pure.—Dr. Roberts observed that when there were storms, the surface water ran into them and carried all the filth into them, and the drains oozed into them.—Mr Jones, miller, thought the drains were too far aff.-Dr. Roberts said they were not more than two or three feet from the wells in some instances.—Mr Hugh Jones asked how these houses were to be supplied with water.—Dr. Roberts said that was not a ques- tion for him. He had only to see that the supply was pure. In these cases the drains had no great fall, and he had seen traces of sewage in the sides of the wells, and had pointed it out to the people, but some of them would not believe it.—Dr. Jenkins said that if the drains were less than ten or twelve feet from the wells, some of the sewage was certain to flow in, and if, as Dr. Roberts said, this was sewage, the wells should be stopped at once.— Dr. Roberts said there was no doubt about it at all. —In answer to a question, the Town Clerk said notices had been given twice.—Dr. Jenkins said that the Council lid promised the Water Company that the houses in the town should take the v-ater. Mr Hugh Jones said there were very few in Llanfwrog but what had the Company's water and they would not be keeping faith with the Company without caus- ing the rest to take it. He should suggest that the Town Clerk should give notice once more to all who have not taken the Company's water, and if they did not do it let the Borough Surveyor do it for them, and charge them with the expense.. The Surveyor here mentioned that it was the opinion of many house owners that they have a good supply without taking the water from the Company.—Dr. Jenkins thought that the water in the Park-road wells should be analysed, and the people thus convinced that it was impure.— Mr Hugh Jones thought so too, for it would be mani- festly unjust to compel any one to take the Company's water who had a sufficient supply already. It was finally agreed that the resolution passed last March (1879), should be put in force. As Dr. Roberts was about to retire the Mayor asked him as to the nuisance at the Labour-in-vain!—Mr Davies asked if the nuisance was the bad roof, or the house itself ?—Dr. Roberts said that the part adjoining the Church-yard was certainly uninhabitable, it was built close up against the Church-yard, which came up to the roof, now, walls built against earth were always damp and church-yard dampness was of course worse than other dampness, and very bad for health. An internal wall should be built so as to allow of a foot space be- tween the wall of the house and the Church-yard wall, for the air to circulate. It would entail very little 'I. loss. Dr. Koherts then lert the Uouneil. I Bills.—A number of bills and accounts were passed, amounting to £57 18s 5d, and there was a school board precept for Ri.50, of which £50 was wanted.— The Town (lerk reported that the Treasurer had £ 114 14s in hand, and accounts amounting to Clo- 18s 5d (including the school board payment of 250) were ordered to be paid. The toll balance had all been paid up except £ 8, which would be paid after the fair. The Clerk read the report of the Inspector of com- mon lodging lioliset;P.S. Edward Jones, the In- spector, stated that there were only four registered common lodging houses in the tewn, and they were not sufficient, he recommended the registration of two others, Hugh Jones and Sarah Williams. The re- commendation was agreed to. Bel)o)-t.-Tlie Town Clerk then read the Borough Surveyor's report"Footbridge in Castle Park-This bridge is still left in the dangerous state as described in my previous report. Mr West's directions to the Castle bailiff to put it in a proper state of repair have not been complied with. Llanfwrog Brook.-No steps have been taken to lower the bed of this river. After the heavy rainfall of last Monday the surface of the field adjoining was covered with water, an d the foot- path became impassable. Nuisances.—The nuisances existing at the Labour-in-Vain and at cottages in Borthyn have not been abated. I have served notices on several occupiers of slaughter houses to white-wash the buildings with quick lime. Notices have also been served on persons to convert privies into water closets, and to remove accumulations, swine and other offensive iiiatter.As to the footbridge, it was decided to write once more to Mr John Evans, of Oswestry, on this subject, as Mr West had given his orders for it to be done. A very long discussion ensued about the overflow of the brook, which was caused by the weir which had years ago been erected near Llan. fwrog Church. Home members thought that it was too late to take action, as the time had gone by, while others thought that no length of time could perpetuate a nuisance which was so injurious as the overflow of that brook. Some proposed a committee, while others said that a committee had been appointed and had sat, the subject indeed had been before them for several years.—Mr Davies said that the people who owned the land affected, which was above the -wpir said they could do notliing till that w- asremo ved. Mr Hugh Jones at length proposed that Mr Samuel Owen and Mr John Morris, as two practical men, should be requested to prepare plans and an estimate of the probable cost of abating the nuisance.—Mr T. P. Roberts seconded, ^Ir R. P. Davies proposed to make the resolution read-" That with a view to giving information to the owners of the several properties affected as to the probable expense of abating the nuisance caused by the overflow of the brook at Llanfwrog, Messrs. Owen and Morris be requested. &c. and the motion was carried unani- mously. Sunday Closing of Public-houses.—The next business was the petition in favor of closing the public-houses on the Sunday.—The Mayor said he disagreed with it entirely. A largely signed memorial had been carried round the town and it was brought to him but he declined to sign it. He believed they should be opened for half an hour on the Sunday for the poor man to get his beer, it was the only day in which the poor man dined at home with his family a.nd it would be hard to debar him from getting his beer.-Mr R P. Davies said the shops were all closed on Sunday and he did not see why the public-houses should not be, the one sold a. saleable and the other a drinkable commodity. A member observed that the difference was that one had a tendency to affect people's heads. Mr Davies said that made the case so much the stronger in favor of closiig.—Mr D..Tones said there was a Sunday closing law in Scotland.—The Mayor said it did a great deal of harm there for people took home whiskey in bottles and drunk all day on Sunday. Hugh Jones said that he always closed on a Sunday.—The Mayor said he did not approve of it, he thought the house-i should be open for a little while in tke noddle of the day and therefore he would not sign the petition, they could, of course, do as they liked, let those who upproved. of it sign it, but he should not. He thought it was interfering with the liberty of the subject.—Mr R. P. Davie, asked the Mayor how it would be if the majority of the Couaeil approved of the petition, would he not ??n it it a, their representAtive ?—The Mayor ?aid it wa< no use arguinjf thefca^ lie quite underst- to l it and he would not sign.-Dr. Jenkins also disapproved of it ￼ He remembered when the Early Closing Act caule ￼ operation that people took all sorts of drink h Into with them and were drinking all night at their ho!l) He had seen it himself, and felt that it should ben? ￼ a stop to. —Mr Hugh Jones thought that would bL, terfering with the liberty of the subject. As a n lican of 20 years' experience he should certainly \1b. that petition. The Magistrates had not the power fr? alter the hours, they were fixed by law, they w.ri from half-past 12 to half-past two, and from ? re ten and during those hours the publican could not tc to church or chapel.-The Mayor said he ino" Iii hfo disapproved of the evening time from six to 10. h only wanted them open half-an-hour at mid.j? After some further discussion, Mr John Jones (drar") rose and formally moved that the petition be si?n'! on behalf of the Council. The general town petit" e had been signed by three fourths of the publicans od a larger proportion of the general public. In Li pool there was only one dissentient in :r- Council, and at other places the petition h he been very largely signed, and many Town Councils had agreed to it, and he should be very sorry indeed if t Ruthin Council were to be singular in that reipect Mr Davies begged to second the resolution andhon? the Mayor would re-consider his decision. Much cP6d versation followed, many members joining to pre,oi upon the Mayor to affix his signature to the docum al for the Council. It was suggested that the Cortmrau seal be affixed to it, but the Town Clerk sa.id h could not send it up to Parliament without i\olnebnd/ name to it.—Mr T. P. Roberts added his persuasions H .d h. \X7 h. IL to those of others. He said his Worship had con? to them as far as half-an-liour, and he could assure him that the people who frequented^public-houses on Sun- day were the people who deprived their children of dinners, and instead of dining at home on Sundays j went to the public-house and spent their money. The houses being open on Sundays only encouraged sin alid wickedness, and those who tried to shut them wfere benefactors to the town, to the country, and to the United Kingdom.—Dr. Jenkins said the only good he could see in the petition was that it may lead to an I improvement in the law, and a shortening of hours. The whole question was soon afterwards aj. 1F journed for a time. Roads.—Mr Hugh Jones proposed that the repair of I the roads, footpaths, &c.T within the borough should be let- by tender from the 1st of April t,) the 3bt March in each year. He iiiought it would be patent to everybody that a considerable saving would he i effected, a saving of at least £100 a year, and they ,'i would have better roads as well.—The Mayor aid that the Borough Surveyor had put into his hands a • paper which he would read. In 8ï9 the roads ha.4. cost in team work, £ 45 17s material, £ 40 10s manual labor, tl28 Ils total, C220 18s.—Mr H. Jones said they must add the Surveyor's salary of £ o0 to that making it £ 2S0.—Mr T. P. Roberts seconded iff Hugh Jones' resolution, he thought they ought at least to try it. They would see the tenders before they let the work, and would be able to judge if it yj would or would not be che¡\per.-Dr. J ellkin thought fl they should not cut the ground from under the Slr. veyor's feet like that, without they were sure they I would save a good sum of money.—Mr Hugh Jones 9 protested that he was not dealing with the Surveyor's 9 salary at all, but still he thought no otncer should con- 11| sider his office a permanency.—The motion was eventually carried with one or two dissentient only. II Bati,k-ruptc,?l Cotirt.-It was agreed to petition the § Lord Chancellor in favor of having a Bankruptcy f; Court in the Vale of Clwyd. Summary Jurisdiction Act.—The Town Clerk re- minded the Council that according to the new Act of Summary Jurisdiction, their Mayor could no longer sit in that Chamber to dispense justice. He could only sit in the County Hall, over which of course he had no power. They lost the fines, which amounted to £ '1,') or R20 per annum. A member asked how much it would cost to apply for a seperate court for the Borough ?-The Town Clerk said it would cost about 2100. At this reply hats were in great requisition,T1 and the Council speedily dissolved. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MOXDAT. Present,- The Rev. the Warden of Ruthin, cliztiriiitii Mr W. Pickstone, vice-chairman Messrs. Thonia* Hughes, Ystrad John Jenkins, E(Iward Jt)tiea,, H. Powell Jones, John Parry, William Davies, Henry Williams, William Edwards, Ruthin K. H. Roberts, clerk. The House.—Number of inmates 81, satns time last year 76. Tramps relieved in the fortnight, 01. Otit-relief -Thomas Griffiths, £(j3 Is fid W. H. Jones, £ 40 3s; treasurer's balance, £1,212 10s M. The Clerk presented his estimate of the calls needed for the ensuing half-year, which amounts to 1!4,462. The Railway Ratiwj.—The Clerk intimated that he had had notice of objection to the new rating of the railway. The 15th April was tixed for the considera- tion of the subject if it was found convenient to the company. Sunday Closing.—A petition in favour of closing the public-houses on Sunday was presented for signature. Mr Hughes proposed, and Mr Pickstone seconded, that it be signed and forwarded. On a division the motion was carried. gai,titary.-Ttie.'L\I,:tdical Oqicer attended the meet- ing of the Sanitary Committee, and a discussion en- sued from which the press were excluded. ST. ASAPH- fl THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—It will be gratifying new to most people to learn that the opposition to Dr. Easterby, on the part of a portion of the Governors, has to all appearance subsided. A very long and important meeting of the governing body was held last week, at which, after a considerable discussion, the minutes of the former meeting were not confirmed, without which confirmation they are of no force, and the matter was allowed to drop. Dr. Easterby will therefore shortly remove to the new house, and the school into the new premises. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, THURSDAY.—Present: Mr B. W. Wynne, chairman Mr P. Wynne Yorke, Mr A. E. Ashworth, Rev. J. Pugh, Messrs T. Sleight, J. E. Oldfield, R. Davies, J. Knowles, E. Vaughan. E. Vaughan (2), W. Bell, E. Powell Jones, T. Matthews, H. Cleaver, T. Winstone, J. Pierce, J. Roberts, &c. Statistics.-The Master reported that he had 150 inmates of the house against 110 last year, and that he had relieved 124 vagrants in the fortnight, while only 77 called at the house in the same period last year. out-relief cost 9286 13s 2d, and cheques £ 200. The treasurer's balance was £214:) 10s 10d. Calls had been id in by Cwm, Denbigh. Dymerchion, Llan- ddulas, Rhyddlan, Bettws, Dyserth, St. Asaph, Bodfan, Uanefydd, and Llansannan. House Futf,Afr Yorke desired to draw attention to the fact that the house was full and that the original use of the house, to put a test to the sham poor, was lost, and they were compelled to give indis- criminate out-relief. He called attention also to Mr Murray Browne's remark s at a recent Board, in which he said that out-relief only, to a large extent, encouraged drunkenness. He, Mr Yorke, felt himself that drunkenness and pauperism were the two great blots on their national escutcheon; he was once twitttj by a Frenchman with the same thing, and he was then told that they in England should change the Royal Anns' supporters from a Lion and Unicorn to a Drunkard and a Pauper as being more appropriate. He referred to the neighbouring Union of Ruthin. where a few years ago the outdoor pauperism was reduced by about f;K)0 in a ye:.r, and that without any perceptible increase of indoor pauperism. Ruthin spent 7!1 per head, while they in St. Asaph spent Is (iCt per "head on out- door relief, or 140 per cent more than Ruthin. He would also remark that they suffered too much from red tape, but why did they in London allow every Clerk of the Union to make a different statement, hy which it was impossible to compare the statements of different Uni^ ons one with another. In th" neigh- bouring Unions of Ruthin, Corwen, Holywell, Hawarden and Wrexham, economy was the order of the day, but in St. Asaph it was scorned at, because gentlemen there did not object to put their hands in their pockets whethervto pull out a sovereign or a 1". (Laughter.) Mr Roberts agreed trenerally with Mr Yorke's remarks and he felt sure they did want iii4irt! economy in their Union, although he did notliheto have Ruthin nion altogether thrown in their faces. --The Chairmaii said he also largely agreed with his cousin (Mr Yorke), and he had often implored them to take the cases as a board, but he fouii'l that when a parish in which any Guar- dian was interested was finished off that Guardian went and left the rest to th'se who cared to stop. For himself he would given'* relief, except to the house, to any man who W:lS of drunken or dissolute habits. (Hear, hear.) But ivhefi a guardian sent bo the relief list a d runUen m:m, :ill l ,;aid: Oli, poor fellow, let him have a little, hi" wife and family are starving" and at another list a guardian said of another such character He s .1 worthless drunken sot," and the relief was given in one case and refused in the other, what were the Relieving Officers to do? They were not blind and they saw at every meeting cases which were in sH maia respects identical, decided on directly opjiesite principles. For himself he would have the used for three principal PURPOSES!— paupers, lying-in cases and for persons of doubtful character as a. test of their real necessity. (Ilear. hear.) Mr Yorke here remarked, in Welsh, tilat money ran out of that Union like water out "f but no further action was taken. ,t Several formal letters from the Local Govenuue"' Board were read. They were on indifferent subject.
NAXXERCH SCHOOL.—On Friday, the DOth ult., tilt' Rev. E. Owen, Diocesan Inspector, held his aillik inspection of the above school. The following 'o\'er the remarks made upon the inspection in qiieption This school takes a. higher mark this year than,1 has hitherto done. Scripture knowledge is ctrefilllly imparted. The answering was fairly general, even the lowest class, whilt! the fii,,lt class-i tie] t: dards VI., V., IV., III.—answered well. llei'ttltl" was very good. Prayer Book good. Catcall*'1 excellent. Discipline and tone very good." ""T t' ..t) "NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND."—Procrastinati_ on ■ many is the besetting sin. Everything is put fT till to-morrow. The torpid liver is unheeded jaundice, consumption, or abscess of the Ii?' ￼ established. These maladies are curable if arrP?, '? in time bv tha.t fine tonic and alterative ￼ PAGE WOODCOCK'S WINK PII.I.S. THOUSANDS .1 taking them for almost every complaint, ami J^ being cured. "It? never too late menJ." <?.j Chemists, at Is ld, and 2s 9d per box. ￼ HoLMWAY's P'M.n are the medicine most in r i .? for curing the mutifarious maladies which he,;d J1I:l; kind when dry sultry weather suddenly gives pin'^ chillv, drenching days. In fact, these ri!I? '??? relief even if they fail of proving an absolute K" 'I all in the disturbance of dietion. ctrc?L'.t' _? j nervous tone which occasionally oppre?< a ???'"????,j of the population. Under the genia), P"?'))'.?) strengthening powers exerted by this ece ￼ t medicine' the tongue becomes clean, the ?PP ?? k L d .lllatlllTJ improves, digestion is quic kened, and ??'?' rendered perfect. These Pills possess the. estimable property of cleansing the entire ￼ blood; which, in its renovated c<?nd!t"?n, .? purity, strength, and rigour to every ti-?f '? body. nr' PAGH WOODCOCKS'S WISD FILLS have for -g five years held the first place in the ?orM *? effectual antidote to Indigestion, Wind on the?'m- an 0 l ainti.' arising Biliou"nes8, and all complaints arising from (i ts, ordered Ptate of the Stom&ch or Bowels, Liver. invigorating a?d purifying they form the best re,jy extant. Of all Chemists, la I'.d. ?d 2? or of P.?E D. Wooj?oCK, Calvert-itreet, of for stamps.