RHYL WATEI BILL.-This bill was read a second time in the ilouse of Lords oil Friday (yesterday week.) ACCIDENT AT BUCKLEY.—On Friday afternoon 3, man named William Ibdl, was brought to the Che-ter Infirmary, suffering trom an extensive lacerated wound on his foreurm,. which he had reC'-Hcl in the course of his employment at Messrs Hancock's brickworks, at Buckley. ST. Wl NFFF.ED'S WELL. HOLYWELL.-ON TkurEi- day, the 20til ult., the of Westminster, tincompauied by two of his sons, visitel this well and in i nut ly inspected the new bath-* and improvement. with all of which his lordship expressed himself highly pleised. The late Marquis subscribed the juunitic.mt sum of £ 5U0 towards the well alterations. OHiN&E OF NAME.—The Qzi,,en has GRANTED to Thomas Eiward John Jones-Parry,' only son 01 Robert Lloyd Jotic-P rry, late of Aberdunant, in the county of Carnarvon, in compliance with a proviso contained in the last will and testament of Robert LI >yd, lat? of Tregayan, her Ro: al licence and authority to take the surname of Lloyd only, in lieu and instead of those of Jones-Parry, and bear the arms of L'oyd. AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH AT CHESTER. — On Monday morning, the wife of the Ilev. Cauoti Eaton (vicar of West Kirby) is said to have suddenly fallen dead as she was conversing with her husband. At all events her deatn was very sudden, as she was apparently in her usual health a short time before. The reverend canon was on Monday vacating the canon's residence in order that the Rev. Canon Kingsley (whose term of attendance at Chester Cathedral commenced on Monday) might move into it. The event has cast a gloom over the city, as tar as the citizens are concerned. R A.ENDON THE CENSUS.—The late census shews nearly 50 inhabitants of Farndon whose ages are between 70 aud 90 years. There are only about 110 houses in the village. In addition to this there are a great number of persons at the ages of 63 and 69, thus showing pretty conclusively the healthiness of the village. J u Churton, a village only a mile away, containing nearly 10J houses, there are only two or three persons over 70 years who have been born there. Certainly there are a few more in advance of that age, but they were mostly born in Farndon, and lived there the greater portion of tti, ir lives. In Crewe, the next viilage, also a mile from Farndon, there is only one female oyer 70 years, born in tije township. In Caldecott there are two, man and wife, at the ages of 95 and 85. At Farndon, the same of Elisabeth occurs three times as often as any other. The males and females are in equal propor- tions. The censes schedules aiso presented some curious features. There were instances of dress- makers de-cribing themselves as labourers, and their daughters as labourer's daughters. Some who were thought to be expert at filling them up have described their wive- as 78 years of age, and added spinster to it as a finish the same persons filling up schedules 'or aired wi.iows and describing them as widowers." Ochers have given a very complete geographical description of the place of their birth by adding England, Europe, whilst some few took pains to furnish the exact details not only as to the hour but the minute of their advent. There is an average throughout the parish of 4! in each house. One male,'in putting his axe as 30 years, put the 0 first and the 3 last. In addition to the Cains, Abels, Elis aud Davids, there are Moses, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac. Jonathan, Mirk, Luke, Timothy, and Lazirus. MUSICAL FESTIVAL AT CARNARVON.—The Eryri Temperance Choral Union held their sixth annual festival on Monday, at Meriah Chapel, Carnarvon, The choirs, consisting of 350 members, were the following :-Rhostryfan, Engedi, Cwmyglo Glee Party, Talvsarn, Waenfawr, Nant Padarn, and the Carnarvon British School choir. The leader was the Rtèv, John Roberts (Ieuan Gwyllt). The meet- ings were presided over respectively by Mr. Hugh Pugh, Minmanton Mr. John Lloyd Jones, Bala- deniyn, Nantlle; and Sir Llewelyn Turner, Car- narvon. The music for the morning and &fternoon meetings consisted chiefly of selections from Welsh composers, and which were rendered by the different choirs separately; while the evening meeting was taken up with the perfoimance of a great part of the Messiah" by the united choirs; and the man- ner in which they acquitted themselves was most creditable, especially when it is considered that the performers were entirely composed of the werkmg class, and, as such, enjoy but few opportunities of improving the natural musical talents with which they are endowed. Sir Llewelyn Turner, the chair- man of the evening meeting, advocated such meet- ings as musical festivals on account of the great in- fluence they have on the moral and social condition of the people. Addresses on music and temperance were given by the R;vs. R. Roberts, Carneddi, X> ithesda T. Roberts, Jerusalem, Bethesda R. Thomas (Ap Vichan), Bangor; Michael Jones, Flint; and Mr. M. Davies, M.D., Carnarvon. Trle principal artistes were the followingMrs. Joues (E)s Gwvnedd), Miss Mary Owen (Mair Alaw), Miss Griffith, and Mrs. Williams, Llanberis; Mr. 0. Griffith (Eryr Eryri) Mr. Williams, British School Mr. O. M. Jones, and Mr. William Francis. Mr. Owen most efficiently accompanied the different pieces on the h irmumnm, and his performances were duly appreciated. The same may be said of the jierformances of Miss Williams, pianiste. CONCERT AT COED TALON.-On Monday evening last, a grand concert was given in the Independent (2hap, I., by the Buckley Tonic Sol-fa Choir, conduc- ted by Mr Isaac Hopwood. The Rev. J. Myrddin Thomas, of M)id, occupied the chair. The weather being so favourable, the chapel was densely crowded, and we underhand that a handsome sum was real- ised towards the fund of the new chapel, which in its construction is a credit to the neighbournood. The programme was as foliows: -Part 1. S ,10 (har- monium); chorus, ''By the rivers of B tbylon duet, "The Lrrd's Prayer," Mr and Miss Hopwood; chorus, In God is our trust;" solo and chorus, Blessed be the name of the Lord," Mr W. Hop- wood duet, "Alas 0 King," Mr and Miss Jones; chorus, "Sing, 0 sing, and glorify the Lord," which was warmly encored, but the length of the first part of the p-ogramme would not alow its rehearsal; dust, 0 Daniel, servant of the liv:ng God," Messrs Hopwood and Lamb solo and chorus, How lovely is Sion," Miss Wainwright; solo, "Go, servants of the Almighty Gùd," Mr Hopweod solo and chorus, "0 sing unto the Lord," Mr J. Hopwood; solo, H Judah's children," Miss Hopwood chorus, "Free- dom again is bringing." During the interval, Mr Thomas gave an humorous address on music. Part 2. Solo (harmonium), Mr John Jones, Buckley, which was given in excellent style, and redemanried; horu", March of the men of Harlech song, Iu the Hazell Dell," Mr John Lamb; chorus, The Frost;" song, "KIs me, mother," Mr K Wain- wright; chorus, The watch of the Rhine;" song, The Motherland," Mr W. Hopwood, which gave .great satisfaction, and spoke highly of his ability, and of a promising future; song, The break of day," Mr J. Griffiths, encored, and The brave old oak" given in excellent style; choru=, The com- rades' song of hope soug, Forget not to remem- ber," Mr E. Rowlands; duet, "A B C," Mr and Miss Jones, enthusiastically encored, w,iieb, together with The Frost," were by tar the b st performan- ces of the evening chorus, Hurrah for the Queen of England." A vote of thanks to the choir with their leader, for their g utuitous services and also to the chairman, proposed by Mr Williams, Peny- parc, and seconded by Mr R. George, with the sing- ing of the National Anthem, brought the concert to a tslose. THE NORTH WALES LUNATIC ASYLWM—Tne twenty-second annual report of this useful institution has just been published. In addition to the tabulated statement of the receipts and expenditure, it contains the various reports of the committee of visitors, the commissioners in lunacy, the medical superintendent, and the chaplain, all of wnich afford abundant grounds for satisfaction. It appears that the insti- tution is in a most flourishing condition, and deserves more than ever increased support from the six counties. The commissioners in Lunacy state that they found the asylum in a very creditable and satisfactory condition at the time of their visit; much done since their colleagues visited last year, and more in progress, to add to its effieieecv in various departments, and make suitable provisions for its inmates. The few defects in the building that were then pointed out had been completely remedied, and other amendments had been carri. d out. having in view the increased comfort and more sufficient recreation of the patients. The officers of the establishment are spoken of in high term for their general efficiency and their assiduity in the performance of their duties. The records of employ- ment show a larger proportion of men than of women uaetully and regularly occupied, forty of the latter doing needle-work, twenty-five being in the kitchen and laundry, and twenty-six in the wird s and else. where, while of the men seventy-two worked out of doors, twelve in the shops, and fifty-three in the ward and laundry. The average attendance at the chapel services seems to be 134 of both sexes in the camming, and 111 in the afternoon. From the medical records, which are well kept, we learn that there eighteen patien s—seven males and eleven females—at present taking medicine; and that in the interval of nearly sixteen m inths since the last visit, six men have been secluded for periods amount- ing altogether to sixty-two hour-, and five women for sixty-seven hours. The Chaplain (the Rtv. L Lewis) speaks highly of the good behaviour of the patients during divine service, and adds" The musical portion of the service continues to be much appreciated by the patients, many of whom join heartily in the singing. The Welsh are naturally fond of music, and it is often very touching to notice the effect produced upon some of them by the singing of one of the old Welsh hymn tunes. The plaintive JJJ 1 > 'y seems to touch a mysterious chord within them and the old familiar tune, in which they had been accustomed heartily to join in chut ch or chapel in early life and hapier diy*, once m')re awaki-ns up within them, for a time at least, a spirit of adoration and praise." We have much p easure in commend- ing this interesting report to the attention of oar readers. ROSSETT SALE.—Messrs Baugh and Jones had a good show of beef, veal, mutton, and lamb at their Ross-tt sale, on Monday last, and all realized excel- lent prices. BYLCHAU.—A LARGE DUCK EGG. The other day a duck's egg was found here, which measured over the psints top and bottom 81 inches, round the middle 7? inches, and weighed four ounces. No doubt it was a double-yolk e?g. CHIKK VOLUNTEERS. En-ign Barrat, of the 7th Denbigia (Chirk) R fle Volunteers has received irom the Board of Examiners in Liverpool a certificate of prfieiency m drill. This is the first officer in the battalion who has passed the necessary examina. tion. DOLGELLEY--DEATH OF OLD DOCTOR EVANS. -In our obitua-y this week we have to insert the death of one who was dearly beloved by all who Knew hina-that of Lewis Evans, Esq., surgeon, of this town, in his ripe old age of 91 years. The mortal remains were conveyed to their last resting- place on Friday evening, it being a public funeral, and a veiy ]ar"e concoarse of friends and relatives paid the last tribute of respect to his remains. He leaves a son and several daughters to mourn his loss. PETITIONS TO PARLIAMENT.—During the week i he following petitions have beeu presented: against the new Licensing Bill-By Mr Ormsby Gore from Oswestry by Air atkin Williams, from Denbigh by Sir John Hanmer, from Gieenfield and Holywell, in favour of the Permissive Bill by Mr R. Davies, from Amlwch and Llanerchymedd, and by Mr Jones earry, from Aberdtron. In favour of Woman Suffra.-e -by Mr Hoi and, from Dinas Mawddy, and by Mr Watkin Wiiliaxs, from Denbigh. BWLCHGWYN.—SCHOOL INSPECTION.—This new school was examined for the first time by her Majesty's inspector, Rev, H. Smith, on the 23.,t of March last. The report has come to hand, from which we find that 100 per cent. passed in reading, »b in writing, and. Ha in arithmetic. All were pre- seuted that were eligible and in attendance on the day of inspection. The average attendance for the year was 81, and the grant £ 44 8s. The above facts will undoubtedly be haded with satisfaction by the managers and parents of children. We extract the following from the report This school has niaae a very good start in a neighbourhood where a school was much wanted. The instruction, considering the time the school has been at work, is creditable. Religious knowledge has been imparted with care in the higher classes. COMMISSIONS.—Merionethshire: W Casson, Esq., to be deputy lieutenant.—Cheshire 1st Royal M ilitia: To be lieutenants, E. H. Moss, gentleman; A. Potts, gentleman. Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to accept the resignation of the cjmmission held by Lieutenant G. H. Mundy. Earl ot Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry S. H. Sandbach, gentleman, to be supernumerary cornet. 2nd Administrative Battalion, R.V, C. Brown, gentleman, to be honor- ary quartermaster. Lancashire 2nd Dake of Lancaster's Own Militia: C. Lieming. gentleman, to be lieutenant. 7th Royal Militia: W. H. Ivimy, Esq., late captain 60th foot, to be captain. 8th A.V.C. H. Mapleson, eentleman, to be first lieu- tenant. 15th A.V.C. First Lieutenant C. R. Jones to be captain. To be first lieutenants, second lieu- tenants H. A. Jones, C. Sutton. 6th R.V.C. En-isjn R. D. M'Kellen to be lieutenant. 27th R.V.C Captain T. Hesketh to be major; Lieuten- ant J. Arrowsmith to be captain; Ensign H. Caarlton to be lieutenant; G. Hesketh, gentleman, to be ensign. 37th (b) R.V.C.: C. F. Preston, gentleman, to be lieutenant, vice Butler, resigned. 60th R.V.C. A. Spencer, gentleman, to be lieuten- ant.—Memorandum Her Majesty has accepted the resignation of the commission held by Lieutenant W. Y. A. L. Sedgwick in the Royal Flint Militia. FLINT.—PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions took place on Monday, before E. Bate and T. Lewis, Esqrs. Drunk.—The following persons were fined for being drunk and riotous :—Richard Jones, for being drunk in High-street, on Good Friday, 2s. 6d-, and )s. costs James Hogan, on the 24ch of April, in Castle-street, 2s. -6d., and 9s. eosts; Thomas Evans, on Saturday last, near the railway gates, Is., and 9s. costs Owen Johnson, on the previous morning, 2s. 6d. costs Patrick Farrell, at the same time, Is, and 9s. costs; and Michael Waters, in Mount-street, at 11'30, on Sunday morning. The The last-named defendant did n jt appear, and a sentence of fourteen days' imprisonment was passed upon him, he having been several times previously convicted. Obstructing the Highways. John Manley, of Gwernaffield, was charged with having obstructed the public highway by leaving a horse and cart unattended. P.C. Baxter said the vehicle blocked up the road for twenty minutes, but defend- ant asked for an adjournment, in order that he might produce a witness to prove that he was not absent more thin two or three minutes. Case adjourned for a mouth. Short Weight$.—Benjamin Jones was charged with having a pair of scales two ounces against the purchaser. Mr Supt. Thomas, inspector o! weights and measures, proved the case, and defendant was fined Xl and 9s. costs. CONCERT AT BETHEL CHAPEL, MINERA.On Monday evening, the 1st inst., a concert was given by the Coedpoeth Vocal Union, under the conductor- ship of Mr S. Pickering. Mr r. Pickering presided at the harmonium, and Mr W. Jones, Vron, occupied the chair. The following was the programme ot the evening :—Glee, PI/r wyt ti wen y wawr," choir song, Y gwanwjn mwyn," Mr J. Evans; quartett, Y ffynon ger fy mwth," Mr Pickering an I party; song, "0 tyred, Dafydd anwyl," Miss E. Hughes; dee, "Mai," choir; song and chorus, C ywch y floedd, fechgyn," Mr R. Evanr; duett, Y garreg ateb," Messrs P,ckering and Hughes; glee, Ar don o flaen y gwyutoedd," choir; duett, Uould a man be sicure," Messrs Pickering and Griffi/ns; soug, "Pistyll y peutre," Mr J. Rogers glee, Yr haf," enored, choir; song, "Mae nghalon yn Nghymru," Mr R. Rowland; glee," Canig y clych. au," choir, encored; authe-n, Teyrnasoedd y ddaear," choir; trio, "The name of J eus," Messrs Pickering and party; anthem, Gwyn ei fyd a ystyria wrth y tlawd," choir solo, Love sound, the alarm, Mr S. Pickering; part song, The Marseillaise," Mr Pickering and party; song "Tne Newfoundland dog," Mr J. Griffiths; song, Bryn- iau y grug," Mr S. Hughes; ciiorus, "The Lord gave tue word," choir j churus," Hallelujah," choir. Alter a vote of thanks was given to the chairman and choir, the meeting terminated. LLANRHAIADR. FIRE BRIGADE DRILL.-On Tuesday evening the corporation fire engines of Denbigh and Ruthin, with their respective brigades met at Llanrhaiair, the former being under the command of Lieutenants M. Smith and Hardwicke, and the latter under Captain H. G. Joyce and Lieut. W. Green. The engines were backed to the stream, both were well tested and handied satisfactorily by the men, every person engaged appearing to know his drill well from the beginning to the end of the work, which, although of a wet nature, has a pecuhar charm somehow to make it pass very pleasantly. "We were well wet outside—and inside," was the report of a jolly pompier, of Denbigh, of their last drill under the eye of their i jrmer worthy ofifcer, Mr Evan Davies, King's Mills. Captain Joyce, on the other hand, gave his crew a rousing supper about the same time at the Castle Arms, Ruthin. But we believe, independent of the junketing excitement, both brigades are animated with the true esprit de corps of th service. I On the present occasion, alter folding up, tuey adj iuri.ed to the inn, and very friendly pledges were exchanged between them of mutual assistance promptly rendered, in the event of any dire calamity of fire occurring in the district. This certainly is as it should be, for we remember a great fire burning, and when another engine from a distance arr.ved, it was owing to presence of mind almost that they (the new ponpiers) had not their noses taken off. Bat then, that was not in merne Denbighshire. LLANGWYFAEN. THE FUNERAL OF A SwEET SINGER-Tile luneral of Miss Gwendoline E. Jones, who died on Thursday, the 27th ult., at Llangwyfaen Rectory, took place at Llangwyfaen church on Tues- day ]sA, the 2nd instant. As the funeral was a public ono, and announced to take place at half-past six in the evening, for the convenience of the neigh- bouring poor, the attendance was very numerous and respectable. Deep sympathy was felt in the early death of one who had given pr jmise of great merit in her loved art. The deceased young lady bad been in one seriaus railway accident, and was ( some time ago thrown from a horse on the Denbigh road, and taken into the infirmary for a short time. It was hoped that she was recovering health again, when head symptoms intervened, aud terminated thus fatally at the age of 23. The friends and I sympathisers were allowed to view the remains, I which lookeii beautiful in death. The coffin was I covered with a violet blue cloth, with a frilling cf white, and a white cross on the centre, and wreathe of white fringe. The pall was of the same colour, with deeper frilling of white. The body was borne to its last xesting place by twelve bearers im, mediately followed by the bereaved family and servants. The village choir accompanied, and the procession consisted of :—The Rev. L. Lewis, Rev. David Roberts, Rev. John Griffith, Mrs Griffith and the Misses Griffi, h, Mr and Mrs Williams. Glyn Arthur, Dr Turner, Dr Hughes, Mr A. S. WJstOIl, Mr Bockhardt, Mr Roberts, Llauganhatal, Mr Edwards. Mr T. J. Williams, High-street, D -ubigh Mr T. Huhs, Miss Hughes, Mr Robert Foulkes, draper, Va!e-street, undertaker, &e. The procession, which formed at the house, walked round by the road to the churchyard at seven o'clock. The choir sang, sevei-al hylillls an the way up, the voices of the choristers sounding with touching effect. At the entrance of the church porch, the Rev. Griffith and the Kev. D. Roberts read the services. The little church wa- quite filled, and deep grief was man- i ested. The grave was prepared at the north-east cJrucr of the sacred edifice, under a spreading yew tree, at which the Rev. David Roberts completeii the tuneral service, when other appropriate hymns were sun? by the choir, and wreaths of white blos foms were laid in the tomb. It was a beauti ul evellina Aft th was So eau I u evening. After the gentle rain a very rich sunset ghon ? °l the qui?-t, bautiful spot, and which was 0 fe mo»t tou.lung as the closing scene on V T r ,? bad been so bright and ?°reeaMe Lerself m her hietune. been so bl'ight and a;;reeable LLANGANHAF AL,-N UPTIAL REJOICINGS.—The marriage of Edward J. Williams, E-q, of Glyn Arthur, to Mrs Griffith, Hough-green, Chester,which took place at that city on the 27th ult., was cele- brated in this district, where the bridegroom's family are much respected, in a hearty manner. A committee of well wishers, headed by Mr John Jones and Mr Robert Jones, distributed tea to the Value of about X5 amongst the poor of the neigh- bourhood, and at a pleasant festivity drank the health of Mr E. J. Williams and his bride, wishing them every happiness. The bells were merrily rung all day. SUDDEN DEATH OF A QUAKER ON A RAILWAY IN NORTH WALES.—An inquest was held on vVedn«sday afternoon, before the county cjroner ef Carnarvonshire, at Bangor Railway Station, upon the budy of Richard Griffith, aged 30, who died the previous evening in a railway van between Carnar- vou and Bangor. The deceased was a member of the Society of Friends, and was at one time, and until some few mouths since, engaged as letter carrier, by Messrs. Inman, of Liverpool. His health failing, he was sent by the Society of Friends to the neighbourhood of Dolgelley, and having somewhat recovered, he obtained a situation as cleaner at Holyhead Railway Station. He was on his way to Holyhead on Tuesday evening, and rode in tle van of a goods train from Carnarvon. Oa the arrival of the train at Bangor it was discovered that he was dead. The jury returned a verdict of Death from natural causes." The deceased was a native of Liangollen, and unmarried. COEDPOETH. POST-OFFICE. -A large and. in- fluential committee was held in the flechabite tent- room on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of taking steps to secure the transfer of the post-office from tne Adwy to Coedpoeth. It is a well-known fact that the post.office is situated at present in the out- skirts of the neighbourhood, convenient only to the few, while the great majority of the inhabitants nave to suiter the greatest inconvenience. The following resolution was unanimously agreed upon at the meet-tig: That this committee is of opinion that tHe post-office should be removed from its present situation to a more central and con- venient place-viz., to Coedpoeth and that a public meeting be ealled on Friday night, for the purpose 01 ascertaining the opinion of the public in general." We trust that the ratepayers will endeavour to bring this object to a successful issue, and that the benefit of the many will overpower the interest of the few. A memorial to the Postmaster-General would materially assist in this matter. POSTAL REQUIREMENTS ATBRYMBO.-Some twelve months ago telegraphic communication to Brymbo was to be completed in a short time. Mr James Howard, postmaster, anxious to render every ac commodatiou which the event would necessitate, altered his premises, evidently on the faith of au early execution of the work, but he and the public nave had to wait a little longer." To tolve the problem of "telegraphic communication" and "passenger trains" requires something more than even an astrologer, i'he good people of Brymbo, however, in these two instances have learut how to wait." On behalf of the rapidly increasing population of the Lodge, who have tor several years enjoyed tne boon of the delivery of their letters, we would call the attention of the postal authorities to the necessity of putting up a pillar letter-box, so as to render it unnecessary for a population in- habit, ng about one thousand houses to have such a long walk to post their letters. Tais facility should be acceded to such an important portion of the towship of Brymbo without much demur, and with better grace than the telegraphic and passenger ac- commodation. WHITTINGTON.—CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.— This place of worship having undergone thorough repairs and improvement, a very successful series of re-opening services was held on Sunday and Monday last. On Sunday morning the Rev. Henry Martin, of Welshpool, preached from the words found in 1st Peter, He careth for you." In the afternoon the Rev. R. Harper, Wesleyan. minister, of Oswestry, preached an edyfying discourse. In the evening the xCev. H. Martin again preached, taking for his text Juhn xlv., I am the way, the truth, and the life." In the morning and afternoon the congregations were very good, but in the evening the chapel was crowded to excess, many persons being unable to fiud raom, in the church. On Monday evening a public meeting was held, the chair being taken by Captain Paall, of Llangolien. A statement ofac- csunts was read by Mr. William Jones, jun., show- ing that the expense of the repairs would be about .£5ô, and towards this sum upwards of £ 34 had been collected. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. J. Watkins, the Rev. T. Gasquoine, B.A., the min- ister of Oswestry, Thos. Minshall, Esq., and Mr. D. C. Davies. The collections on Monday and Sunday evenings amounted to upwards of X& HOPE.—A vestry meeting in the Hope School- room was convened on Friday, the 28th ult., for the appointment o: two wardens or sidesmen to replace Mr Maddox and Mr H. Hughes, whose time cf office has expired, The worthy rector took the chair amidst a good assemblage for the occasion, when the accounts were produced.—Mr W. Jones, Hope village, and a late warden, rose to enquire whether the accounts, which he gave up unsettled, had ever been paid, observing when he became warden there was a debt of his predecessors which he had taken to, and that he had put everything in order, and laid out about < £ 40 in various things, in- cluding the collection plates. He then facetiously commented upon the remarks generally made upon the warden's dinner parties, politely insinuating that the universal opinion was that Bauting's system would have to be adicte4 by them.—Mr Aladdox read over the accounts, which Mr Jones expressed himselt satisfied with, although there was no vouchers produced.—Mr Maddox said be could produce the vouchers if wanted.—Mr E. Jones (Old Cunnuies) suggested the auditing of the charity accounts.—Mr Maddox read the accounts, expressing a wish that they might be inspected by all. One item was especially discussed respecting the bill of charge (150) by Mr George Manley-late a warden —tor a room at his house, the Bridge Inn, to dis- tribute the charity tickets. The Rector then chose Mr Dutton, Hope Hall, for his warden. Mr W. Jones proposed Mr Williams, Bryn Castle, for the parish warden, remarking that he was an oldgeatle- man who would look venerable in the warden's pew, and would maka a good representative for the parishioners—much more suitable than the young inexperienced mea, who are puffed up with the imaginery honour, without considering the duties and responsibilities the office requires.—Mr Wil- liams declined the honour. Several others were then proposed, amongst whom were Mr Bird, Mr Piercy, Mr Ritson, and Mr Edward Davies, Cymmau. Atter some deliberation all decided that Mr B.rd would be he right man. Mr Bird not ap- preciating thi-i, felt disposed to decline, but eventually was persuaded to accept it. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the business for the evening. We hear that legal proceedings have been taken against Mr Jones for payment of one of the church windows he put in, that the present wardens refused to take to.
MOLD. THE WATCH STEALING. CASE —On Monday, at the Public Office, before the Rev. Jonkiu Davies, Robert Humphreys was brought up on remand charged with the above effence, the particulars of which appeared in our last impression. He wao now committed to take his trial at the next quarter sessions. MUSICAL. EVENINGS.—Mr. Simeon Smithard, of Derby, is announced to -.ive two of his Temperance Musical Evenings, on Monday and Tuesday Bext, at the Market Hall. From the hearty manner in wnich he was received on his former visit, we should think there will be a large audience. We under- stand he has given his entertainments with great success at the Crystal Palace and other places. We have been requested to state that his meetings next week will commence at eight o'clock, not at half- past seven, as stated on the bills. THE LICENSING BILL.-The following letter has been received by the president of the Licensed Victuallers Association from Lord R. Grosvenor, M.P., in acknowledgement of the receipt of a peti- tion against th" Incensing Bill: 76, Brook-street, W., April 28, 1871.—Sir,—I beg to acknowledge the receipt ot your letter of the 26th inst., and also of a petition which r- shall have great pleasure in pr. senting to the House of Commons. The licensing question, as dealt with by the Home Secretary, ap- pears at present, to give satisfac ion to no one party concerned but it is a question which must be dealt with, and no solution of the difficulty will I fear give satisfaction to licensed victuallers and owners of public-house property. Modifications of the Bill as proposed must be made, and I am unable there- fore now to pledge myself to vote for or agaiast the Bill as a whole. Some of the clauses I shall un- doubtedly oppose.-I have the honour to. be. sir, vours obediently, RISHD. GROSVENOR. J. Corbett, Esq." Loc&L GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meet- ing of the local guardians was held on Wednesday at ths County Hall, when there were present- Messrs Joel Williams (chairman), J. Corbett, E. P. Jones, and G. Griffiths. The usual routine business was done, but it contained little of interest or iinportance.-Edward Jones, a brokan-down farmer, mentioned some weeks ago, applied for a continua- tion of his relief. The guardiau3. decided ta con- tinue it for a fortnight, and then if unable to maintain himself to offer him tha workhouse —Miss Maddox, of the Hawarden Castle, Milford-street, attended, and applied on behalf of her father, John Maddox, aged 75, for a renewal of his relief, on the .'round that he had a renewed attack of illness. In answer to the guardians, she said that her brother Wihiam held the house, for which he paid X15 a year; that he was single, and she kept house for him. He was & tailor also, and their father lived -vith them. On being asked if she was not ashamed ro ask for parish relief, she replied that as her brother paid rates, he did not see why his father should not ho kept out of the rates. The guardians decided to refuse the application. AN INCORRIGIBLE.—At the Public Office on Wednesday, before Colonel Wills,; Richard LaySeld, who had come out of gaol after serving 18 months only a week last Monday, was in custody charged with stealing a vest, the property of John Jones, butcher, Buckley. The prisoner had been taken to the house on Tuesday morning to rest. The pr se- cutor had to go out, and when he returned the prisoner had gone, and the vest was missing. He gave information to the police. P.C. D. Morris found the prisoner at the Cross Keys, but he had sold the vest to a woman at the White Lion for 3 i. He was committed for trial at the quarter sessious. When sentenced to 18 months, he bad ouly just come out after being sentenced to three months for elony. AN IMPUDENT IMPOSTOR.—On Sunday last a gentleman, ol respectable appearance, came to one of the hotels in the town, a small carpet bag being his only luggage. Having ordered a sumptuous dinner, he went out for a "constitutional," and returned t)wards dusk. On Monday he paid visits to other hotels, at one of which he assisted in draw- ing the numbers for a sweep, and making himself generally agreeable. Being of a philanthropic dis- position, he patronised the tradesmen, ordering a new suit of clothes in no less than three est:tblish- ments, giving different names at each. However on Tuesday morning suspicions were aroused, and the police were on the W J.tch, but he being an old hand managed to elude them, and took the train to Chester, leaving a dinner which he had ordered un- eaten, his three suits of clothe-i at the respective l establishments, his carpet bag at the hotel, and his l bills uapaid". We believe the bag only contained fl.1 coat, which was a little the WOlse for the wear. On Tuesday aftercoon a warrant was granted for his apprehension, with what result we don't know. GWERN-Y-MYNYDD TEA PARTY.—On Monday evening a tea pary and literary meeting was held in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, at Gwern-y- mynydd, which wes very numerously attended. The chair at the literary meeting was taken by Mr Daniel Owen, of Mold, who opened the meeting with a few appropriate remarks on the objects of such meetings, and the best mode of conducting them. The remarks were attentively listened to, and very well received. The recitations by the children- some of them very young ones-were all accurately given, and were the fruits of much labour and pains- taking on the part of the parents. The singing was also very creditable, the pieces being mostly simple and well adapted to the accomplishments of the choir, "Winds, gently whisper," a trio, being the only difficult piece attempted, and very fairly execu- ted. Mr E. D Jones received an encore in his song "A flower and nothing more." Altogether the meeting was the pleasantest of its kind that we have attended for some time, and our experience appeared to be the experience of all. appended is the pro- gramme: Ton gyunulleidfaol, Nashville," y cor; annerchiad gan y liy wydd cydgan, Dowch i gyd i ganu," y cor; rhydd-adroddiad, Blodeyn Hydref," Miss P. Roberts; unawd, Fy ngenedigol wlad," Mr E. D. J)nes; rhydd-adroddiad, Mi fynaf wybod pam," Mr r. Wynne; cydgan, "Gawn ni gwrdd-ar lan yr afon," y cor; rhydd-adroddiad, "Cynulliadau'r creesffyrdd," Mr W. Roberts cydgan, h Y mdrechaf gael un," y cor; dadl, "Y mddyddan y bardd ag amser," Misses M. a J. Roberts; cydgan, "All hands study," y cor; rhydd-adroddiad, Dafydd a I Goliath," Mr J. Eaton; rhydd-adroddiad, "TiLw i pia hi, boys," Mr J. Roberts; triawd, "Winds gently whisper," Messrs Jones, Parry, a Jones; cydgan (chant), Psialin 23ain, y cor; dadl, D.rwest a chymedroldeb," Messrs J, Lewis a T. Davies; cydgan, Dwr gloew grisialaidd i mi," y cor; unawd, "A flower and nothing, more," Mr Daniel Jones; rhydd.adroddiad, "Y gwir athronydd," Mr Joseph T;' J r,azon; cydgan, Una. ba vm*Ya fwy tebyg," y cor; tun gynulleidfaol, The old 100th Doxology," y cor. Mr iS. Parry ably conducted the choir throughout. LOCAL BO-KRD, THURSDAY,. -Present: Messrs Joel Williams (chairman), R. Peters, H. Roberts. W. ttrantnall, E. P. Jones, J. Corbett, J. Jones, and W. Jones, and Mr A. Vaughan, clerk. The Public Lamps.-Tenders for taking down, storing and painting the public lamps were received from,several parties in the town. The lowest was that of Mr W. Dykin's, junr., X5 10s, which on the motion of Mr Henry Roberts, seconded by Mr E. P. Jones, was accepted. The Lamp at Ponterwyl-The chairman read a petition from the inhabitants of Ponterwyl, praying that as a change had been made in the thoroughfares there, the lamp should be removed to near the Railway Inn, where a path was made to the town. On the motion of the chairman, the petition was referred to the lighting committee. The Bailey Hill.rhe minutes of the meetings held on the Bailey Hill were read and confirmed. the chairman took exception to the employment of a landscape gardener to adorn the hill, as he was of opinion they could do all that was-necessary them selves, and he thought he could see as well as any landscape gardener what was wanted to be done. The Mold and Denbigh Trust.—The clerk said that he had received notice to attend the petty ses- sions in that room on the following day, from the clerk of the above trust, as a rate in aid was intended to be asked for. But since, that notice had been withdrawn, and with respect to taking the road from the trust, that should be considered at the next meeting of the trustees on the 6th June next. Illness of the Surveyor.-There being no sur- veyur's report, several gentlemen said that it was a pity he had not suggested some one to do his duties during the time he was unable to come out.—Mr E P. Jones sail- there was no one to look after the roads nor the men. He thought some one should tiave been either appointed or suggested by him to perform the duties.—Mr J. Jones thought that, sick- ness was a thing they were all open to, and therefore he thought tbe surveyor was entitled to all the in- dulgence they could possibly extend to him, especially as no complaints had been made against him. (Here one or two gentlemen said that several com- plaints had been made). Mr Jones, continuing: Yes, perhaps, to members individually, but not to us as a board, and they should not take notice of them till then. Therefore let them show all forbearance to him. He had not supported hk election, believing that he was not the right man in the right place, but as long as he did his duty he did not want to get rid of him.- Mr W. Jones said that on one occasion be had spoken to the surveyor's son about performing his father's duties, and the answer he got was,. "Y ou are only one it is not your place to speak." (Laugh- ter;.—The subject then dropped. The Baihy Hdl Concert.-Mr J. Corbett stated that a sum. of X16 3s. lid. had been placed to the credit of ths Bailey Hill fund by the concert, which was held a short time ago. Kor that amout, they were in great part indebted to the exertions of Mr Brereton aad some other members of the committee, and he thought that as a board it was incumbent upon them, to make some acknowledgment to them for their services, therefore h-a. had great pleasure in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr Brereton. for his exertions 00 behalf of the concert.—The chairman said he had great pleasure in seconding tie-motion. The proceeds of the concert had rendered them a great deal of assistance. He, would include also the names of the treasurer and secretary wita:tbat of Mr Brereton. The motion as amended was then put and agre3d to.—The Chairman wished it to go forth to the public that any sums voted for the improve- ment of the hill did not came out of the lates, but from subscriptions collected for that, purpose. Nothing that would be done would cost a penny to the public in any shape, and be would be sorry if any one would be led to suppose so. Gentlemen from the neighbourhood bad subscribed all that was neces- sary up to the present, and would no doubt continue to do so. He had contributed to the fund, and if necessary he would be happy to do so apain. (Hear, .A i n. (Hear, hear.)—Mr J. Jones was very glad to hetir the state- ment of the chairoaaa, for he knew that an erroneous prevailed among some. T'lis being all the business, the board rose, after a sitting of half an hour only. CORWEN. CONCERT.—<5>n Friday week a concert was given, at Ucheidre, near this town, in aid of the funds of the New Calvinistic, Methodist Chapel. The chiel, vecalist was Mr G. Roberts (G Nrtheyrn), who sang severtl times to the great Jelinht of the audience. He was assisted by friends froNt Gwyddelwern, i Dimel, and Corwen. ANNUAL MEETINe.-On Monday and Tuesday last, the Wesleyans of this town held their anniver- sary services, when,the following ministers officiated: Revs. J. Roberts, Brymbo; J. Evans, Liverpool; and 0. Williams, Coedpoeth. Eloquent Bermana were delivered, but the congregcJtion was not so large as usualj On account of the school board agitation; still we tru,t that much good will be effected. EiSR: £ DDFODI—Our walls are now placarded with the announcement of an Eisteddfod which Î5t() take place on June 14, when many prizes will be given for poetry, singing, essaying, &c,- The Rev. F. Stephen, Tanymarian, Gwrtheyrn, and other popular men have promised to be present. We hops it will sti- mulate many of the young, especially, to mutual exertion. CEFN AND SJEOSYMEDRE. THE WATER WORV.5.-The Cefn,. Acrefair, and Rhosymedre Water Bill was read a second time in. the House of Lords, on Friday. TEA PARTY.—On Monday the Welsh Calvanisis, Well-street, enjoyed a comfortable tea meetingin their chapel, which was very well attended, being eminently successfuf; as were also the after pro- ceedings, which included a lecture by the Rev. John Davies, Nerqui3 the chair being occupied by the Rev. E. Evans, Garth. CONFIRMATION. -ilhe Bishop of St. Asaph visited Rhosymedre on Wednesday, to administer the rite of confirmation. The ceremony was o a two-fold interest. In the first place this was his Lordship's first visji to the parish, and again it was the first time a confirmation service had been held in tho church. On former occasions the rite has been administered at the parish church, at Ruabon, but in consequence of that edifice now undergoing restoration" it was not available for the purpose, and his Lordship selected Rhosymedre church in its Ptead. The candidates were about sixty in number, from the districts of Rhosymedre and Ruabon, the Rhos clergy from some cause going out of the parish, and taking their candidates to Wrexham yesterday. Morning service was held at eleven o'cluck, the church beiug crowded in every part, notwithstanding the inclement state of the weather. The bishop took his seat at the com- munion table, accompanied by the Ven. Archdeacon Wickham. The prayers were read by the Rev. J. D. Edwards, B.A., vicar, and the lessons (appro- priate to the occasion) by the lie v. \V Jones, curate. The other clergymen present were the Revs. T. E. Lawrence, Frankiyu, and Owen, curates of Ruabon; and the Rev. H. T. Owen, incumbent of Trevor chapel. The preface having been read by the ven. archdeacon, the bishop ascended the pulpit, and addl essed the candidates in very pleasing and appro- priate language, his re narks being listened to with great attention. The solemn rite of laying on of hands" was then proceeded with, and when all had received the blessing, his lordship again exh )rted the newly-confirmed in terms of great earnestness. A hymn was then sung, and the oishop pronounced the benediction. The musical portion of the service was under the superintendence of Mr VVuitehouse, and his lord-hip expressed himself pleased with the singing. After service, the bishop, the archdeacon, and the other clergymen present were entertained at luncheon at the Vicarage. DENBIGH. I MUNICIPAL.—The Mayor of Denbigh, Dc. Pierce, who was officiary invited to attend the inauguration of the Loudon International Exhibi- tion on Monday, and who was one of those pro- vincial mayors who were welcomed in Alnert Hall i by H. R.H. the Prince of Wales, returned home on Tuesday evening. We understand that among the emblazoned rows of hanging banners there, that of the ancient corporation of Denbigh, bearing the castle crowned with the shield of Wales, &c., wa, not the least attractive and distinguished of the number. SUMMER FEATHERED VISITOR?..—Last year we gave the dates for several years of the appearance of the corncrake, the cuckoo, and the swallow. Tais season it has been notud that the two latter have been a little later, and on Wednesday the corncrake, our informant said, had not until then been heard, although due on Tuesday. Just then another ob- server supplied the information that this bird had beeu heard in a field by the Asylum on Sunuay, thus makiDg up for the lateness of the others. Perhaps the coldness of the weather had something to do with th-eir arrival. We had a shower of hail on the eveuing of the 3rd inst; not very common in May, although we remember once very large hail stones in June, when there followed a rare good harvest. WORTHY OF IMITATION.—A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of giving publicity to the generous offer of William Chambres, Esq., of Mosslands and Dolben, to contribut < £ 50 to help to make up the deficiency in the funds for the Denbigh New Church, provided nineteen others couH be got with- in a specified time to subscribe a similar amount. We have now much pleasure in stating that in consequence of that announcement, Gabriel Roberts, I] Esq., of Cetn Cje,i, Ruthin, has most liberally re- sponded to the appeal, and. promised a donation of .£50, in the hope that others may be induced to follow his example, so that the good work may go on and prosper. Since the above has been in type, we have been gratified to learn that another gentleman, Oliver Burton, Esq., of Gwaenynog, has generously responded to Mr Win. Ctiambres's challenge by for- warding to the committee his cheque for .£50. There is every hope now that the amount wanting will be made up in good time. TAE APPALLING CASE OP EXPOSING DIS- EASED SHEEP FOR SALE.—With regard to this matter, a correspondent who has had considerable farming experience, info.-ms ua, that there is a stroug feeling of delicacy among farmers, who are so much ashamed of scab in their flocks, that they really will not report it. The inspectors should, therefore, be employed to inspect sheep walks re- gularly, that i3 to go round the country as nui- sance inspectors do around towns, adding:—"I am afraid unless stock is better looked after by in- spectors who have a knowledge of their business, and who do not depend on reports, only judging for themselves, the Act will never work for any public good. Seab is no new disease, nor yet is it from a foreign country. All that is required is to have due care exercised by the persons who have stock under their charge, and inspectors would soon discover whether they were fit or not. Lhave seen in my experience much disease in sheep, also part in cattle, and when I have investigated the cause it has always tamed out to have been neglect on some poiut of duty. Gentlemen farmers are sometimes most fortunate in producing good mutton and beef, but I always find that their farms are large. A small farmer cannot afford to look after- his sheep, so they are left to themselves. This is the case with gentlemen having small holdings, the sheep on which are supposed to be looked after by grooms or gardeners, or some favourite person, who knows everything.' The result is, t'sey cannot nor will not devote any time to learn their duties. Hence the necessity for the. inspectors' visits to insist on the proper care of animals to prevent diseaie." MASONIC- PRESENTATION. At the monthly meeting of the Royal Denbigh Lodge, on the 28th ult., Brother R Lloyd Williams, W.M., presiding, a handsome tripod and windlass of polished metal] with white marble ashler, bearing the masonic arms and year in gold relief, were presented to the mem- bers from Bro. John Jones, engineer of the Brisbane Bridge Works. Queensland, whither th3- worthy brother proceeeded by the last overland mail for the second time, having been welcomed by the brethren at Denbigh during his last stay at Rhuddlan, when manager of Mr J. Williams' foundry. Brother Peter Ro. Williams, (Rhyl), Lod,e of Independence, No. 721, presented the valuable gift on his behalf, and in acknowledging a resolution conveying the cordial thanks of the lodge to Bro. John Jones, he s,id it gave- him great pleasure to be the representa- tive of his friend on that occasion, as he had: known him for many years, and he was quite in a. position to say that the labour and cost expended upon the present wa,% fr,)m a high feeling of respect to the brethren of the lodge, and that he was moved by purely masonic zeal to leave some proof and pledge of his regard and respect to the ancient and honor- able fraternity in his native land, he himself being bv initiation a Canadian mason, belonging to the Victoria lodge, Montreal. At the banquet, to which the brethren adjourned after lodge business, prepared in the most satisfactory manner by the new host Brother Minsaull, respondiDg for the toast of Bro. Jones, gave the health and best wishes of prosperity to his undertaking. Bro, Peter Williams again said he was sure it had been to their absent brother a labour of love to prepa-e the eloquent gift pre. sented. and so kindly acknowledged by the brethren that evening. MR. MARTIN SMITH'S TESTIMONIAL. The committee havint- ascertaiaed that the total amoHnt subscribed was .£77 16s., and being unable to. decide upon any suitable form of testimonial which they thought would be acceptable to Mr Smith, requested his acceptance of the lrtoney present, after the ex penses were paid, and Mr Smith costaented. The following is Mr Smith's letter to Mr Weston, the hon. see^ acknowledging receipt of the same "u Stafford, April: 28s 1871. r&ly JJear Sir,—I amin receipt of your kind letter of the 27th instant, enclosing proceeds of the money tesfimionial which so many of my friends in Wales had. determined to present to me, and; adding the further obligation of permitting me to expend the amount in such a manner as we may think most suitable under the circumstances. As-1 am acknow- ledging by return ct post, and from the office, I am unable to say at this- moment the form in which we may decide that this gratifying expression of the goodwill and kindness of so many friends may best 'ae- accorded for bbe pleasure and, I.hope, guidance of our children. For ourselves I may truly say that no testimonial was seeded to keep alive in us the recollection of the years we havs. spent in the Vale of Ciwyd, and amongst friends wa-can searccly hope to replace. I think my feelings towards Denbigh and its irthabit;ints are sufficiently known to excuse my ,saying more en this head. It iJ-a, great pleasure to me that duriag our ten years' resideneo I have been able to assist some of your most worthy townsmer, in works, some of which I hcpe and believe will have influence foy srood after our time; and it i.. An especial gratification to End; at the end of thesa labours, so far as I am aoncerned,-Iabour often, liable to be misunderstood, and at the most but little appreciated as a rula--that I leave behind me a body c6 friends whom, I; may almost venture to speak of as the public of the locality. I shall be glad if you will convey, to the committee ara the subscribars, and accept yourself the expression of my thanks,, and of kind regards. It will be a great pleasure at all times, and to all of us to hear that Denbigh and its neighbourhood are growing in everything which conduces to prosperity axd- happi- ness.I ana, sir, yours very truly, MARTIN SMITH." co. A. S. Westor., Esq.. Denbigh." QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL, MONDAY.—Present: Nr Foulkes, Graig, Mr T. J. Williams, Mr "William Story, Mr Foulkes,, Vale-street, Mr David Griffith, Mr J ,hn Armour, Mr J. W. Lloyd, Dr. E. Pierce Williams, Mr Richard Williams., town clerk, Mi" Smith, borough treasurer, Ac. The Mayor having gone as a deputation to the opening of the International Exhibition, it was moved that Mr Foulkes, Graig, do take the chair Mr Foulkes having declined, Mr J. W. Lloyd was requested to act as deputy mayor, and Mr Lloyd complied. Orders on the Treasurer.-It was or3ered that the treasurer do pay the following sums To Messrs W-aterlow, XA 4s, for copying and illuminating the address to the Queen, voted by the Town Council on the occasion of the Princess Lousie's marriage. To the Enclosure Commissioners, ig& 1603 ex- penses incident to the enclosure proposed by the Council in connection wi'h Mrs Kaye's land. The half-year's qalar-ei3 were al-o ordered to be paid Ciairn for Loss at a Concert.-ML- J. William, music master* Oswestry, attended to prefer a claim for XIO 19,1, for loss incurred by his not having been aupplied mth. g.aa for a concert at the Assembly I Room, held on the 28th of March last. The gas I was to have been lighted at 7-30 p.m., but he alleged that the place was in utter darkness unt il five minutes past eight, and that people went away. The concert did take place, Ln(i Xl 8s, the money received at the door, was deducted from the total of his expenses.—Mr Hu4h Hughes, who lets the hall, and Mr Barker, toll collector, who is respon- sible for the gas meter, were questioned on the subject. It appeared that there was some difficulty on the occasion to get the key, an assistant having gone to the butter market. Huwever, Mr Barker contended that the gas was lighted before eight o'clock, that it was a very small concert, and that nobody went away. Mr Williams said he could bring two gentlemen forward to corroborate his statement.— The Town Clerk explained that there was a difficulty about the gas, inasmuch as the gas for the Market Hill and the Assembly R)om passed through one meter, Mr Barker paying two-thirds of the charge for the gas consumed in the Market Hall, and the corporation one-third for the As- sembly Room lighting. He did not think they would get on very well until they had a meter of their own for the Assembly Room, in which r he council concurred, and after further considering Mr William's claim it was resolved that he be allowed the charge for the use of the room, viz., .£1 3s. A bill was received from Mr Taylor, Chester, for painting the corporation arms on a banner for the Exhibition in London, amounting to .£5. The commissioners had requested the corporations of the country to send up their banners to grace the ex- hibition, and the: Denbigh arms had been very nicely executed, and he expected it was to be een in the Albert Hall that day. In further reply to the deputy mayor, the Town Clerk said tho b armer would be returned to the corporation. The bill was ordered to be paid also dfiiO to Mr George Clarke, the remainder of h!s contract for work done under the Town Hall, oa its being certified by the Town C.lerk that the work had been (lone satisfactorily. A r place from which an old cird of tolls had been re- moved was ordered to be painted or was hed. Estimate and passing of a Borough Rate.-The Deputy Mayor next begged t e council's attention to this subject. The estimates of ti,e proposed ex- penditure were entered into at length, and it wa, ordered that the sum oZ .£378 b2 raised by a borough ra"e, and be apportioned between the parishes of Denbigh, Henllan, and Lianrhaiaiir, upon the Rateable value returned by the overseers, Mr Smith, the treasurer, being ordered to issue the precepts and receive the rate. Letting the Tolls -It was rssoived that the to'l" for the year ensuing from the 1st of June next be let by auction, and that the market committee make the necessary arrangements, and that Mr T. J. Williams be added to tiie committee. Letting of the Drainage Contract.— The Town Cierk reported that a meeting of the Sanitary Corn- mittee, held on ths 18th ult, two tenders were received for the execution of the drainage in Back- row-street, ac ording to the plans of Messrs. Lloyd, Wil1iam, and Underwood, which were produced at the council, and it was re?o?ed that the tender of Mr George Clarke, to execute the work for £229, should be acce ited. Approved. The Endowed Schools Commission.—A letter was read from Mr Moore, Town Clerk of Exeter, stating that there was a strong feeling in that city that the schemes of the Endowed Schools Com- missioners involving a principle of confiscation by diverting ancient endowments of eltmentary schoo ls to purposes not contemplated by the donors, and also subverting the old endowed schools, or leaving them dependent on the rates. On this and scb other points eonnacted with the subject as might have met with consideration the Exeter council requested information as to the views en- tertained by the Ddnbigh corporation, and should the members concur with them, would they be dis- posed to co-operate in an endeavour to obtain further consideration of the course to be followed by the commissioners. The Town Clerk having ex- plained the matter, was directed to express the readiness of the corporation to co-operate in anything that might suggest itself to the com- mittee. The Second Drinking Fountain Presented,!o, the Town by the Mayor.—'The Market Committee were requested to select a spot in the precincts of the Town Hail for putting up the second drinking fountain, which the Mayor, Dr. Pierce, presents to the town also, to make such arrangements as might be necessary for the purpose. The Elementary Education Act.-The Town Clerk informed the council that the Education Com- missioners bad had his report since the 9th of November, 1870, with all the information that they required; but th >y had not sent any further instruc- tions to him on the subject, from which he con- cluded that the commissioners were satisfied that their education provision in the borough was suf- ficient. The Council Room Window.-It was resolved that a blind be put up in the Council Chamber, Mr Foulkes, Vale-street, and Mr T. J. Williams haying agreed to present the same. Use of the Room for MeetinC-A communica- tion was requested to be made to the Royal Denbigh Lodge of Freemasons respecting an increased rent for the use of the room for their meetins. Common Lodging House Act.-A report of a case from Police-Sergeant Wilde, as inspector of com- mon lodging houses was read, and ordered -be inserted on the minutes, with an instruction to the inspector to proceed against all persons who kept common lodging houses unlicensed. A notice was at the same time given for providing remuneration for the officer's services herein. Production at Denbigh of the Ordnance Sivrveys. —The Town Clerk produced a correspondence be- tween himself and Colonel B.L-rzey of th3 Royal Engineers as to the production of the ordnance surveys of the neighbourhood, interesting as to borough aud parish boundaries^ which wiF. be ex- hibited in tha. Town Hall, on the 11th and 12th of this month. Reports from the Town Districts.—The nport of the Mayor and Mr Foulkes, Graig, of their dis. tricts ot the town, was read. Other gentlemen made verbal reports, and from the whole, coupled with the report of the inspector of nuisances, it appeared than the town was in a satisfactory sanitary con- dition.
OPENING OF THE ROYAL DENEIGH BOWLING GREEN. The annual dinner of the members and guests to celebrate this noted event in the Vale of Clwyd May Calendar took place on Thursday last, at tne Crown Hotel, under happy auspices. Mine host, aware of the never musty proverb, If you want a thing well done, yon nuiat do it yourself," set to, after prepar- ing an elegant banquet, and.satisfactorily superin- tended the,serving of it himself. There was a better attendance than for some years. The chair was worthily filled by Mr. Councillor John Armor, the vics-chair by Mr. Eyton Williams, hon. secretary of the green,, and right arouod the tables were:—Dr. Geo. Tuuner Jones, Asyla z, Mr. J. Vatighan Jones, Groes, Mar. Councillor E. P. Williams, M. D., Mr Bockhardt, Mr. Alexander Denton, Dr. J.R. Hugh-s, Mr. E.. Lloyd Williams, N. and S" Bank, Mr Bradskaw, Park-view, Ar. Elward Angel, Hall square Vaults, Mr. Councillor T. J. Williams, Hig^ street, Mr. R. Humphreys Roberts, solicitor, L't. E. Shelton Jones, Denbighshire Infirmary, lTx. Martin 8mjh, Park-street, borough treasurer, Mr B:air, .Howell's School, Mr. R. Whaley, National Provincial Bank, Mr" John Davies, solicitor, Mr Fhos- Evans, J.P.,Tros-y-parc, Mr. R. C. B. Clongh surveyor aad estate agent. On, the removal of She cloth, dessert being sprmd, &c. The President rosa- and said: Mr. Vice-President and Gentlemen, I wish to draw y jur attention it you please to the advancing hout, oil the afternoon. It is-now near five o'clock, and I think the sooner we get through the toasts of the day the better it will ba,. so that we may adjourn to the sports of the green. (Applause.) I beg ta propose to you first the health of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen —(cheers)—and,I think that as En-lishmer. Chorus Welshmen, all 1 Tae Presideat: Well, as Welshmen, ra-iher, we ought to be very proud we have such a good woman to take care of us, and that is the Queea. (Loud cheers.) The President: Gentlemen, the next toast is "The heal-jii of the prince and Princess of Wales andi the rest of the Royal Family," and let us hope at the same time that the Prince of Wales may follow in the footsteps of his royal mother if hi ever comes to preside on the throne of England. (Cheers.) Dr. burner Jones Gentlemen, as brevity is the order of the day. I rise to propose one toast we never miss, that is, Success to the Royal Denbigh Bowling Green," coupled with the health of the President of the year and the day, Mr Councillor Armor. (Cheers.) I take upon myself the honour of tiiai proposing the toast, for an looking round, I believe I am the elder brother of any of the flock around this festive b,)ard. (Cheers.) And I am sare we are very much indebted to Mr Councillor Armor, who has fulfilled the duties of his post with credit to hlwelf, and to tho satisfaction^ us all. (Cl > The Presiden t returned his warmest thanks to his worthy frienl, Dr. Jones, for proposing and the company for drinking his health in the kind manner they had done. He could assure them that it gave him a great deal of gratification to have the plea- sure once in his life time to be the President of the Royal Denbigh Bowling Green dinner. (Cheers) He was not aware until the previous da? that the honour had been conferred upon him, as it an. peared to be on the closing day of the old year that the committee of the year announced the selection for the presidency of the next, and he was only sorry it had not dropped into better hands. (Cries of "No, no.") However, all he could ?y was he felt excpedi?ly pleed with the iind feeling di.p?ed, and would express his aest w,ahes tl?t a!l m?ht ?ve 1?? life nW' v of ?e?y and strength t.o m?t one ?'??h' ??".°u ?on. the Gr>en to try their skill and phyMcvl pr.we.s. (Cheery In 'term deser*inHf comnli- .a??y the preside theu gfwe ? lu?th of the I vice-President and Secretary;" who, in re<Dn„/ begged to quote the good old aspirin of "?, (lays, wishlD all pr?eat many bapoy r'.t?"?' that day. (Cheers There wa? one tUat rtnij of been omitted, aad that w<t? Tho guests," hhill.t the members were always glad to *ee on the f' the metti b er,,i were ?tlways zltil to i)jl I 11(? (?r (Cheers.) He begged to couple with the ?,a?< name of Mr Pntchard, mana-er of tin; name of Mr Pritc h urd, maa.?er of t h i; \;? '?' Provincial Bank, and that ?-utiemitu ir¡ ill' pi ledging the 1, ,qUo. iedging the COlDp Imnt, expre?e't tj? il; would beto hifatobeadrntt?eda?nmRm?'T. Hew(; it always be mo"t happy to (to evervtiiijig formable to their rules. He had often heard of ?' Royal Denbigh Bowling Green as beins( a ￼ pleasant social gathering, and he dou?t(?t\ hf would find it so. (Cheers.) ￼ Dr Hughes had pleasure in propo-in anil \r Vaughan Junes in seconding Mr Pritch tt-.t' nation. 11110 Mr Jonei Davies bad like pleasure in propo,j' Mr Vtaley an honorary mcmber, wbich motiou r? Turner J?ne? had great plea,ure in Hecofidu? r The Pre?ideut announced the b illot wouhl talr5 place a. th'jnex? meetui?, aad th n ??YM T e Absent Members," which being honoured, he'r,a 'e Ab=entMHtnbt;is,"whtch bein? honom't-d. h '? '° "Their next merry meeting, and the company ¡¡.( journed soon after to the Green, wbi"h ncy. looks! h h more promisin(- thitn tht. pre.4(!ut itli,i the remainder of the ?venmg in th t;lJjv;ueut,nf the sylvau game right pleasantly. Q ELLESMERE. THE VOLUN'R E;E; kts.-T Lie voluuteers. iiiiii,r command of Lieutenant Wright, werj in- jf Major Lccke, on Saturday evening last. We rerrr t. to "a,y that the attendance was small. 0 Ml. AND M-"8. A. T. JEBB.-ON S:,ttrolay EYEN ing last, the bells rang a merry peal in honour CJf the arrlval of A. T. Jebb, Esq., of the Lvt0)' and his bride. The happy couple also ttein!e<j ,ii, service on Sunday morning, alld w re again honour^ with a peal on leaving church. THE CHUKCH.—On Sunday evening lat ths P.. Samuel Ingle, forinerly a medical as-iit,,ttit i'l town, preached in this church from the ""I¡rd" Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." Too church W!i,.j crowded, and the disoour-e was admirable, tie rev gentleman at times being most eloquent. We Lie has accepted a curacy in Hampshire. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY. — Before R. r Jebb, Esq., and S. K. Mmnwuriug, Eq. The hi;bwa..y :;u.t''I't:yOI'S' accounts .for the twency. I five townships in the v.ciuity were examined alll! I passed. Stealing Butte)-Ilr Nunnerley, of the charged Ann Davies, a. servant in his employ, wita stealing fourteen ounces of btttter.-Defencaut wa3 Sentenced to one month's imprisonment. Buying too little Lead.—Martin Boyle, dealer ij old metals, was charged with buying a less quantity of lead than he was allowed to uuder the act, there- by incurring a pei-alty cf J&5.—Fiud ls. üd., ta. eluding costs. Richard Rees v. William Poij,nt"Tliis was a summons for non-payment of wa.ge.-lees said iJ was hired last Christmas for a year, and ne served till tha 25th ult., when his master told taim b -houhl work no more for him, and aaid he wuuJll !tP.t a better man, and uej bad language to him. [) -j not knew whether he was fresh at the titne.-pfya. ton totally denied tAis, and as there was uo witness on either side, their worships persuaded tbim to come to aa amicable arrangement, which, alter 30me delay, was done, complainant pa) in« costs amount, ing to 3s., and defendant paying, compiainant'i wages amounting to 15s. Elizabeth Higley v. John Jonas.—HiWey sam. noneti John Jones, and requested that deieinlint ha bound over to keep the peace, as she vvas would do her serious oodily harm,Cumpiaiaan; stated that he came to her house on Tharsdaj thi 27th ult., broke a shutter, and threatened to kli her.—Jones said in defence that his wife had run away and taken his lad, and that Higley harboured them. He had been many times to try *.o persuade his wife to come home, but she refused, and hi wanted his boy. He was bound over in his OWD reo cognizances in the sum of XIO, and ordered to pay the costs, 6s. 9d. fwo affiliation; cases concluded the business. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY.—Prewit: .2. G. Jebb, Esq., in the chair; the Rev:, W. Jones; the Hou. G. T. Kenyon Messrs S. Grif. fiths, Thomas (The Nswus), Birch (WMtoa;, A. Price (Bagley), Bickerton Hiles (Petton), Ttiomaj Thomas (Coleiaere), Williams (Penley), Birch (Ty Broughton), Lester (Bettisfield), Grifiihs (New Hall), Brewster, Evans, and Halston; Mr Stoat, clerk. Out-retief.-Tiae relief for the past fortnight was: Ellesmere district, J;,k 0s. 3d.; Hurnner district, £ 21 6r. kk I-amates.-The number of inmates in the bouae during the present week was do; corresponding week last year, 101. The number of vag. ants received this week, T corresponding number laat year, 52. The House.-An,orler was given for the house to be whitewashed. Srnall-pox —The Clerk read the following letter from Captain Cust Ellesmere, Salop, 2nd Var, lSl. &S.NTLEXEN,—I regret very mucu that 11ln, orcvvnB my attending the board this day. I am anxi. 1^ iu .ii your attention to the following circumstances We have now had seven cases of small-pox in this lraun ifia'.e neigh- bourhood, three of which have terminate fatally Anotkr ease has How appeared 'makinir the eighth) in 1 cottar it the Jiewnes, crowded with. children, The time appear* » have arrived for us t» adopt some measures which illiIJ enable us to piaee evtry case of small-pox in th<? rnuM JOE- ple>.e isolation. This tours-, combined with ca-e, noun-h- nleut, and medical attendance, will, we trust, eventual; arrest the progress of this fatal scourge. After much wi- sideration, we find that there is no hou-e, oiuye, building which will enable us to carry out this Mdwnr, with, the exception of the sick-house attached to the UWvU. Under these circum-t?.nces, I have to request y,,u kimlly allow us to convert the sick-house temporarily ioa a -.tmall-pox hospital for the labouring elasnes uti the pvor of the- parish of Ellesinew. If you are goo t euoush M consent to this request, we propose at once to ruepare th w,.rds, and fit them with iron bedstead-s ani otrur ua- vqniences, one for the reception of male and tb>> other ÎJr fcuiali-, patients. We propose to. make arr.nit-iits the cooking and washing of the patients to be done ill the same building, and we understand that accommodation existing in the lower story may be made aval'.able for lift purpose. We propose that two women bt. provided liujse the patients and prepare their food, uu Ur the supt." lUteod-ence of the mtdicaf officer; and I reiu -t you tO ulow Ann Hapley, Itll. inmate of the wcctoiu.-e, who has had. the smtll-pox-recently, to be one jf ihr-ni. We propose that no expense of any kind should fldl 00 the Aioaid of Guardians, ixoept i.n the case ir pauper* who may be admitted into- the hoapital.-I geuUemec, woui- obedient, humble servant, ILENRY CO'. -ZATNlg ￼ IIENRT CO'.SAXSK CIST. The Chairman of t!ia Board of Guardians. —rue Vice-Chairman This is an ex tent -u? S* tion, acd the best thing we can do is So accent 1:- There would then be some chance of oar setting rid of the disease,- The Chairman Hov woutd it be.f ttiere were a severe outbreak of scarlst fever in tb$ house ? We have no other accommodation than this hospital, but subject to the requirements of tLa hou, eõ I should be glad to see th >-suggestion Captain Cust carried out.— The Yice-Cnairman !> is very desirable indeed that it should be earned out.—Mr Brewster 1 If we agree to the course suggested, will the Poor-law Board sanction ho?pttai being p?t to this purpose "—The K«v. 'I- Jones said if the Poor-law Board objected, '? guardians ought to look out for some place in 0^8 to help Captain. Cust in his endeavour- to step ravages of small-pox.—Mr Thomas proposed, the Vice-Chairman seconded, the proposals Captain Cust he accepted, subject to the apprivalot the Poor-law B)ard under the peculiar cireuwjtances of this case, on the understandirg that this is not to be a precedent, and that the hospital ? always applied.m the first instance to the pu-rpos^ of the poor house."—This resolution is understood apply not only to the paupers of Kllesmerc, but to the whclH of the union.—Mr 3rew?er: I do no; want to throw any obstacle ? the wa? of th? suggestion, but if the hospital was In:1 of uciiU-p^ patients, how would you get thsguMdmM ?O a4,ten? on board days. I would not Utend for o?e. (."Btf bear.)-Tha subject then dropped, and :e !1:j ment committee began their laoours. HOLYWSLL. I PETTY SESSIONS, TUESOAY.—Befc;-e A. 1 G. P. Roskell, R. Sankay, and W, PUkin^0111 Esqrs. re Rates in ct?.—The Mowing rates in ai'l granted.the R'ad Commi-fioner? in t?le t?""?' on the application of Mr Bdward Jonaa Peu'i?' Bagillt Fawr £ 70 Us ?i, B?ittt Fcc?B Whelston ?24 6a. C&ieshiU Fechcw £ 21 J Hotyw?tl £ 39 2s -Id, !Iryuford, .8? 1? ￼ ;t bychfon ?33 3s 7d, Mertyn Isglan Y?36 ￼ Tfeadan O?ca ?1? S?ertyn Uw/?i?u £ ■% 8i5:! Tse Mostyn XSI 8s 2J, Tre Lan, .& ?, ''Y?'? Garn t5 12s 3d. ¡, Transfer of Licences.—That of ttie 1[,),yn Bagillt, from Hugh Roberts to. Richard L,)we, the Greyhound, H?yweU. to D ?oyd M?"=*' Cruelty to .4TK.-??.—John 8he"ter4 ￼ chaf^ with the above o?ence by W,)ilialu c&se arose out af de endant unpoun"?i;?"?? mals bdongmg ?a comptau:a? M.i as alleged tai> > to snpply them with food wt¡l in the Pt?t'll(" fendant sent a ? doctor*^ certitict? to the effe, that he was not able to abten to '00 injuries which he had rec?ved on hM t?, and kaJ to have the c<Me adjourned. It w? ?grce i to Mr H. Daviel\ppeared for the eomp'?'??f, Drunk 0?? RK?otM.—John Mw?.'s. ? ? l was ch?rsad with beiag drunk and riotous t^ i ■ G1anydon beerhouse, Mostyn, on tha 11?tft [ H, was appreheaded on a warrant, h?v'n? ,?f? ed a summons. U? was fined 1 13? c0^ ell a SWDmon8. il Wa.l\ filltIU a:i ¡m( tb a jifca jI I Twiat w&s char?d by Se?eant ??'. '? jj? on'eMe at the same time and place. I ?i -?oh? disregarded a summons, ?nd was fined J ?? i? c.),ats, or It days in default. Riding wühout Reil.-Allen D.?<'? ?' chaf? RidiiLg,tv??.I,huut ￼ ?? -?ttt with ridin on a cart withoiit 0 ( ?.j Aoril. Ser?e?nt Parry proved the c?? '-J? ?? de'end-?ut was 8n<'d 2s 6d md COs tu< Jone?w? c?r?ed with ?''?'th ? ?' ?, ti-< H ￼ ro? from H?w?I) to ^wch oo ￼ ",¡ '1' WI. wb?e in cha.? ot three t??. ?' ??,d?.-? and 3s 6d oevAs, ■