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CRICKET. WREXHAM V. GRESFORD. Thii match was playefl at Wrexham, on SutunLiy, and resulted in an easy victory for the home team. Messrs. Evans, Stanford, and Mcfiregor were the chief scorers fnf th winners, and J. H. Ro-jerts bowled exceedingly well, taking seven wickets for 11 rum. Scare:- WREXITAII. GRE5FORD. J. Stanfor 1, b Koherta. 11 T. Jones, b. J H. Roberts 3 J. H. Robert?, b Roberts 4 Rev J. P. L -wis, b J. H. J. S. Holl n-s, b Squibbs 3 Hoberts 5 A. LI. Hughes, b S. G. Squibbs, b Sutton I Roberh 5 J. Parry. b J. H. Roberts 0 C. M. McGregor, c and b J. Randies, b J. H. Lewis U Roberts. 13 F T. hvans, b Roberts. 31 Tilston, J. H. Rob:!tts. U utton, b Ltwis 5 G. E. Iiotherham, c Evans W. A. Wright. not out 8 b NleGregor 7 J. Wiidina, not nut. 4 Squib: s. b M^Gre-or 0 W. Griffiths, to bit OS. Rob rts, b J H. Corpl. Newey. to bat 0 Roberts 1 A. Roberts, n?t out. 2 J. I.vt;<.n, b K..bot? (I Extras. 8 Extras 0 — 321 I A="DYCaOFT V. Po\TBLYDnr?.—Played at Pontblvd ?yn Ion Saturday. Score SAN I) V CROFT. I'ONTISLYDDYN. I J. D. Cosens c A. Hughei J. Hughes, b Eo G. Jones 0 b G- lt,)berts 0 P. Hayes, b E. (i. Jo«es 3 ?. H. Jones, b T. Bel is H! R. Pro crt. b W. H. Jona, 0 E. Street3r, b ii. Probtrt 4 E. Hampson, b W. H. A. Tuckii-'dc?I. Roberts J-.n? 0 b G. K.t-tt9. 13 J. ? ibcrts, b W. H. Jones 7I? G. ?h?L'eroft, "T. B??i? 0 K. Jones, b W. H. JcnfS 7 W. b T. Bellis 2 G. U !.ert=, h E. ii. Jone, 1 T. J. nes, b G. Uvbaits I r. Bellis, b E. U, J>'nes. (J A. b G. I't -b.-rt:i 4 H. C. Owen?, b E. G. i T. Davies, not out 0 Joubs 0 I R. c and b T. Bellii 0 M. Roberta, not out. U. Jonf s. b T. Bellis 1 R I)cLy.ei, b 1: Ii. Jones 0 KxticiS 5 txtraj 0 46 1H I OSWESTRY V.,NLANTWICif.-Playe(I at Oswestry on Satur- day. The weather was dull, but- there was a fair attend- I ance of "pecbtor- Njntwich hatted first, nd declared their innings closed. Oswestry, however, tunae a bad shtjw, and suffered n disi^trous defeat. Sci.)-e NANIWIOH. C. Hassall, Ibw, b R. T. J. s. Harding, b R. T. Gough III a.JlIgh 0 E. G. Stevenson, b R. J. Johnston, b R. T. Gough 3 Gough IT. C'a, ke, not out r.. 12 T. Bullock, stF. J. Gough, Extras 8 I b Griffiths 18 — A. Hollinwood, notour fjU Total (for 6 wickets) 1211 \V. BuUoc&.b R.T. Gough 3 OSWESTRY. 1st innings. OSWESTRY. 2nd iniiin-i. Rev. H. Bennett, run out 4 I Capt. Hayhurst France, run Cat;i 0 b Chrke. 21 \V. UOUKIi, c and b Clatke 0 I H. W. Sab:ne, b Clarke 0 Dr. Cartwrigbt, Ibw b Clarke 0 Griffiths, b Clarke 0 not out 0 G. B. Benfle:d, run out 0 b Clarke 3 It. T. Houh, b Johnson 0 b Clarke. 9 F. (5. Campbell, b Clarke. 0 F. J. Gough, not out 6 c Harding, b Ciarke 1 A. W. Sabine, b Clarke 0 Eg,trits 1 Extras 1 Total. 12 Total (for 4 wicket,) 16 BRYMBO V. C-WERSYLLT HILL.—This match was played I at Gwersyllt Hill, on Saturday. W. T. Jones bowled ex- I I tremely well for the winnars, taking six w cketa for eleven runs. Score GWEUSYLLT HII L. BRYMBO. I Geo. sparrow, lbw., b G. P. Hare, b W. T. Jonss. 8 I Hare 0 S. S. Wynne, b do. 4 W. Piper. b G. Robirts IN. Kidner, o do. 1 T Buckley, b do. 7 G. Shtubsole, c and b do. 5 John vvilliam3, e G. A. It. Buckley, run out 6 Powel!, b brnbsole 6 T. G. lietleboy, b W. T. W. T. Jones, c Kitlner, b Jones 4 H.re 2j G. Hare. b W. T. Jones. 0 R. H. Latham, st Wynne, A. D. Jones, b G. Sparrow 3 bShruù.o!e. 4 Dan Rogers, run out 3 Elias Davies, c A. Jones, Geo. Roberts, run out 2 b Shrubsole 4 G. A. Powell, run ouL. U J Leke, b Roberts 0 W. Jackson, not out 3 W. D;tvies, c. A. Ji.ne3, b Hare. 1 J. L. Hughes, b Robeit' 0 Extras. 10 Extra3 1 62 37 I CRICKET FIXTURES, 1801. I WREXHAM C.C. :3LIY 16th.- Wrexbam v. Caergwrle, at Wrexham. DENBIGH C.C. May 16th, Denbigh v. Ruthin Grammar School, at Daabigb. MOLD C.C. May 16th, Penyffordd at Mold. I
I BRYMBO INSTITUTE FOOTBALL CLUB. The general meeting of the Brymbo Institute Foot- ball Club was held on Friday evening in the large room of the Institute, when there was a good muster of members and supporters. The meeting was pre- sided over Mr Jno. S. Wynne. The statement of accounts was presented by the secretary (Mr T. Dodd), and was considered satisfactory, there being a substantial sum in hand. The largest gate received during the season amounted to over £ 10. The tam has played thirteen matches, won eight, drawn one, lost four. Mr Thomas Roberts, Lodge, was elected treasurer, and Mr Thomas Dodd was unanimously re- elected secretary. The committee selected were :— Messrs. Robert Evans, Harry Jones, Llew. Evanq, George Jackson, Samuel Howard, Thomas Matthias, and George Firmstone. The members decided to change the colours of the club to navy blue. The re- port of the ground committee was read by Mr Robt. Kvans, and the committee suggested that the football team play across their present ground, and that the hollow be filled up. Mr Hare has kindly promised his assistance to the committee. The report was received with much satisfaction, and was eagerly dis- cussed by the memberp. It is expected that the re- laying of the ground will be completed in time for next season, and the club intend having a ground equal to any in North Wales. It was decided that the club remain members of the Welsh Association. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr Dodd for his valuable and efficient services to the club.
I WELSH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. I I THE PROFESSIONAL QUESTION. I The adjourned annual general meeting of the Welsh Association was held at the Wynnfetay Arms Hotel, on Wednesday evening. There w< re presen'- Mr T. E. Thomas, in tho chair Mr D. Smith, Mr Hunter. Mr Wilcox, Mr G. H. Jones, Mr E. Davies, Mr Cotton, and Mr Taylor (sec.) ot the executi ve committee Mr Phennnh, Wrexham Mr Hughes, Wrexham Gymnasium Mr Stanford, Wrexham Victoria; Mr W. K-dly, Mancott and Pentre United Mr Randies. Gresford Mr Thompson, I llhostyllen Mr T. Williams, Chirk Mr Roberts, Berpe Mr Piitchard, Riio?, and Mr Dodd, Brymbo. The only matter to be discussed was that of pro- fessionalism in Waleo. Mr Taylor proposed that euch rules be drawn up as to provide for the registration cf players as profes- sionals. He said it was his wish to promote football in the Principality, and he thought the legalisation of professionalism would do this, for it would prevent English clubs poaching upon Welsh clubs during the season. He was in favor of players being compen- sated for loss of time, and yet being an amateur, but the other Associations were strongly opposed to it. Mr Hunter seconded. The Chairman supported the motion. He said it was an open secret that at the beginning of the season each of their players signed an agreement, but it was not binding on players under twenty-one years of age. He did not think the junior clubs would suffer if the motion was passed, because at the present time the senior clubs could poach upon the junior clubs as much as they liked. Mr Phennah supported the motion. He pointed out that if the men could be paid for loss of time, Welsh clubs would take much better teams away from h-ime. Mr D. Smith said men were paid at present by Welsh club?. The Chairman said no doubt that was so, and Welsh clubs might as well do it honeatly. He did not think the present Welsh teams were to be com- pared with those of half a dozen years ago, and he attributed that to the fact of their losing their best players. Mr Kelly asked whether the chairman did not think football was becoming more a matter of £ a. d. instead of a pastime. The Chairman said he was afraid that was so. Mr Kelly thought the senior clubs should settle the matter amongst themselves. He should not vote. The Secretary said he would rather see Welsh clubs poaching upon Welsh clubs than English clubs poach- ing upon Welsh clubs. The Chairman said the outside supporters of several clubs were becoming disgusted with the whole thing, and had sa:d they would subscribe no longer. Mr G. H. Jones spoke against the motion. Mr Taylor pointed out that the motion would not affect the junior clubs, because their rules could not be altered that year, and professionals would thus be exempted from the junior competition. Mr Stanford spoke against the motion, and pointed out that when a man became a professional he was prevented from running in races as an amateur. On being put to the vote, eight voted for and eight against the motion. On the motion of Mr G. H Jones, seconded by Mr Hunter, the matter was then adjourned to a meeting to be held on the 1st of September.
I A DENBIGHSHIRE ANn FLINTSHIRE I CHARITY ASSOCIATION. I After the meetiiiz of the Welsh Association, a I meeting was held, under the presidency of Mr Thomas, I to c insider the advisability of forming a Denbighshire and Fiintshire Charity Association. Mr Taylor said the Association would be separate from the Welsh Association. His idea was to exempt two or three clubs until the a 3 mi-f3 nil round, and let the reat of the clubs entered play off, until only one or two clubs were left. The proceeds of thegami-fitial and final ties would be devoted to the charities in proportion to the number and strength of the clubs entered from each district. Mr Phennah proposed that a Denbighshire and Flintshire Association be formed. Mr Kelly seconded and it was a^re^d to. Mr Taylor proposed that a deputation be appointed to wait upon M- F. W. Soames. for the purpose of asking him t) present the cup he had offered pre- viously for competition to the Charity Association. Mr Cotton seconded and it was agreed to. The following deputation was appointed Mr Jas. Davips. Mr Taylor, Mr Stanford. Mi Eerkeley, and Mr Gittins. The following committee was appointed to draw up rules :—Mr J. E. Thomas, Mr Phennah, Mr Smith, Mr Cotton, Mr Wilcox, and Mr Kelly. Mr Taylor was elected secretary pro. tem.
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I THE CONTEST FOR THE NORTH WALES COALFIELDS. I EVIDENCE OF MR. GLADSTONE. -?. lheiiillto give the London and North-Western Railway Company running powers over the Wrexham. Mold, and Connah's Quay Railway, with a view to break down the alleged monopoly of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Company, was further considered cn Friday by the Select Committee of he House of Commons. Mr Walter James pre- sided. The case for the promoters having been concluded, Mr W. E. Gladstone, M.P., was called. In reply to Mr Worsley-Taylor, Q.C., he said that from his connection with the Hawarden estates he had been led to take an interest in the development ( f the North Wales mineral fields, the great outlet for which was, of course, Birkenhead but, looking bevond Birken. head to the Mersey and the great Lancashire districts, he had always supported the Wrtxham Company when they had been before Parliament for the develop- ment of their system and to get an independent route to Birkenhead. In what light do you look on the Wirral Railway in connection with the bridge across the Dee ?—The great difficulty, no doubt, in establishing the necessary direct communication between Wales and Liverpool lay in the crossing of the Dee, and when that had b-en accomplished the road was comparatively easy. The only vital matter that remained for settle. ment was the conclusion of the road l y the Wirral Railway. In common with the rest of the coalowners. had you nn Eye to the value of that as a n ute to Birken- head. independent of the control of the Noith- Wtstern and the Great Western over the ccalfields ?- Undoubtedly. We had a long controversy with thee Companies, and by degrees we found an independent route was the one vital consideration. I looked on the advent of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Company as a great day of deliver- ance for u". In your view is there anything inconsistent in a close alliance between these two Companies (the Wiexham and the Sheffield) and the past poIicy or Parliament ?—No I think that alliance is a matter eminently contributing to fulfil the original purpo. es. Mr Bidder, Q.C. I have had the honor of cross- examining you before, Mr Gladstone, in connection with this matter ? Mr Gladstone Probably. I do not recollect the particular dates, but I am cognisant of examinations at innumerable times and places, I gather that 5 our view is the same as before-«that the district in which you are interested should have a second and independent access to Birkenhead and the great markets ?—We have never had a really direct Reef-ss. You c! ject to the district being tied to one route ? -1 am not sure that that was my exact view. It is this. If it had been consistent with the views and policy of the North-Western and Great Western Corn. panies to establish for us and for the North Wales mineral fields generally the direct connection which we wanted we should have taken that from them very thankfully, but considering their policy was adverse to a direct route we very thankfully accepted the advent of any other power, small or great. that would give it to and my desire has not been so much for the establishment of alternative routes as of a direct route. In 1889, when you gave evidence on the question of the transfer of the powers for the construction of the Wirral Railway you grounded your opinion a good deal on the feeling that the Wirral had ceased to be independent.—It was not adapted under the circum- stances to give us the direct route we wanted inde- pendent of the Great Western and the North-Western Companies. Generally, then, you are adverse to monopolies ?—I dislike the adoption of abstract principles in these matters. (Laughter.) I accept the view, and will put the question in a more concrete form. In this district you would be adverse to anything which would shut you up to a practical monopoly ?—We have not, I think, attained to that stage. We have been wanting to supply a great practical want, and if we find that want is going to be supplied we are extremely thankful. If we find at a later date we suffer under the evils of monopoly we shall be ready to cry out. (Laughter.) You mentioned just now your fear of the Wirral line ceasing to be independent. Have you any fear of the Wrexham line ceasing to be independent ?-I draw distinctions. The Wrexham line is in continuity with the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire line. The Wirral line is not in continuity with either the North- Western or the Great Western, and therefore I thought the cessation of its independence a serious affair by intercepting the hopes we had entertained of a direct connection with Liverpool. Answering further questions, Mr Gladstone pointed out that the Great Western Company had a line from Wrexham via Chester, and the London and North- Western Company had a routa from Hope Junction by way of the same city. The North-Western Com- pany were apparently so well contented with that power that they never assisted to develop the more direct connection with Liverpool. His prime anxiety at the present moment was for the completion of t ie direct connection which bad been vital to Wales for twenty years, and which by powerful influences they had been prevented from obtaining. You would not be in favor of one competitor getting into a position to obstruct the traffic going over the other ?-It is a difficult queetion for me to say whether every railway company ought to be com- pelled to give every possible facility to the traffic of its rivals. It is almost off my line to answer that question. I think that ought to be done which is good for the public interest and public supply, but how far it is deeirable to compel a railway to open its lines to every other railway is a matter beyond me. Re-examined Mr Gladstone said he was not afraid of any powers of agreement with the Wrexham Com- pany which the Sheffield Compapy had hitherto ob- tained. In answer to Mr Kimber (a member of the Com- mittee), Mr Gladstone said he owned he was ex- tremely jealous of the granting of powers to any other company which wculd in the slightest degree inter- fere with the independence and with the development of this nascent undertaking, and the Committee would, he thought, understand that it was not unnatural to view with considerable suspicion and misgiving the -ima facie applications with a view to the better accommodation of the district from parties whose I great purpose it had been for twenty years to main- tain the worse accommodation. His examination being concluded, the right hon. gentleman bowed to the Committee and to counsel and quitted the room. Mr Cartwright, manager of the Wrexham Com- pany, gave evidence against the Bill. Mr Bidder, remarked that the London and North- Western Railway Company were willing to be put on the same terms as the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Company. Would Mr Worsley-Taylor agree t.) that ? Mr Worsley-Taylor (who represented the Wrexham and the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Companies We will do our best to throw out your Biil. We do not want you at any price, because we know what your object is. The witness stated that had the North-Western Company stuck to the agreement of 1862 and com- peted with the Great Western Company, the Sheffield Company would not have been introduced into the district. He denied that the Wrexham line was being worked in the interests of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire. Several colliery owners and others, including Mr Clayton, Mr Mayhem, Mr W. F. Butler, and Mr C Davies were called to say that the proposed running powers sought by the North-Western Company would be of no advantage to them. The Committee again adjourned. Mr Gladstone was (says the Daily News of Satur- day), called as a witness before a Parliamentary Com- mittee on the Wrexham, M-ild, and Connah's Quay Railway in reference to running powers. His presence attracted a considerable number of people into the Committee Room, and his cross-examination by Mr Bidder, Q.C., was followed with interest. Mr Bidder endeavoured to convict him of inconsistency in his views on the matter, but came off only second best in the argument. On Monday Mr Bidder said that with regard to the part of the Bill other than that now under con- sideration, an arrangement had been made with the opponents, who had consented to withdraw their opposition. The Chairman said he also understood that the Bill next for hearing-tlie Lonion and North-Western (Widening) Bill-was unopposed, and that therefore the two Bills could be consolidated into one. Mr Bidder said that was so. The learned counsel then asked and obtained permission to recall Mr Findlay, to put to him a few questions. Mr Findlay, recalled, denied that his company had in any way discouraged the development of the Wrexham and Minera line. He Raw no difficulty in the way of the London and North-Western running over the Wrexham line, if they obtained the powers for which they were now asking. Mr Worsley Taylor then addressed the Committee. He said the Committee had before them an application for running powers over the whole of this coal rail- way, in return for which nothing was proposed except what could be got out of an arbitrator. The policy of Parliament in regard to running powers had been not to urant them unless under most exceptional circum- stances. The policy of Parliament had been that if a company wanted to get traffic they must make a line for themselves. When a company made a line they had a right to work it free from interruption and without the exercise of hostile running powers by another company. To establish a right to hostile running powers three things must be proved. The company asking for them must prove that they had some claim arising out of the conduct of the company over which the powers were sought, which could not be satisfied in any other way. Then they must prove a strong public case f iat it was the desire of the district and, lastly, they must prove that the running powers could be exercised without injustice to the traffic of the owning company. If they failed in any one of those he contended they were not entitled to the running powers. Dealing with the evidence which had been given, he asserted that the promoters had failed to establish their claim. Every- body agreed that the London and North-Western and the Great Western had done practically nothing for the district. It was to their interest to encourage the Staffordshire coalfield, and to the interest of the London and North-Western and the Great Western to favor South Wales. The whole history of the Wrexham coalfields had been one constant struggle, ever since the agreement between the two companies was made, to get free from their control. The present was simply an attempt to hamper the traffic of the Wrexham Company and of the North Wales coalfield, and it was an attempt to reverse the whole tenour of Parliamentary policy from lSS4 down to this very session. Under those circumstances he asked the Committee not to sanction the running powers. On Tuesday, upon the opposition of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company being taken, Mr Pollit, the general manager of the Manchester, I Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway, and chairman of the Wrexham, Mold, and Connah's Quay, was called ar.d examined. He explained the relations between the two companies and with the Welsh Railways Union, pointing out how he had come to hold his present t osition upon the Wrexham Company. At the time the We-sli Railways Union wis being formed, it was openly avowed that the effect would be to give considerable control to the Sheffield Company in the district. The object of the Act constituting the union was to enable a new through route from South Wales running through Mid-a:es to the noit'i, in cotn- petition with the Great Western and the London and iSoito-Westeri). The Sheffield Company did not run over the branches of the Wrexham line they simply ran over the main line from Wiexham. The reason was that even with the most friendly relations between the Companies, the line was unfitted for any com- plication of working. The argument was even stronger %hen a hostile company such as the London and North-Western were seeking compuisory running powers. It was most unusual for Parliament to grant runtrng powers except in the case of neglect on the part of the owning Company. But. so far as his knowledge went, there never had been any case of neglect alleged against the Wrexham Company all the complaint in the district ha 1 been directed against the London and North-Western and Great Western. The Sheffi Id Company Lad not power to interfere with the traffic of the London and North-Western as between the Wrexham and that Company, and they never had any intention to attempt to do so.—Cross-examined by Mr Bidder The Wrexham Company was not controlled by the Sheffield Company. Since the time he had been chairman not one single question concerning the working of t'1-j Wrexham line had been eubmi'-t;d to the Sheffield boatd, but he had conducted the pro- ceellings at the Wrexham meetings independently d any other Boai d and in the interests of the Wrexham Company. A boul, k3.,30.000 of tlie capital of £ ">58.000 of the Wrexham Company stood in the name of witness and Me M'Lure, a director of the railways and General Company. Sir E.Iwar(I Watkin was a shareholder in the last named company, but he was not consulted upon its policy. Mr Lit:ler, Q.C.. then briefly addressed the Com- mittee on behalf of tie Manchester Shetfied an i Lincolnshire. Ha reviewed the course of legislation which had sanctioned the Welsh Railways Union, for the purpose of providing an independent and com- peting route from S mth to North Wales and Birken- head. The present action of the London and North- Western he characterised as an attempt to hamper and obstruct that by means of running powers. In one breath they said that they feared that something would happen when the Wirral tine was opened, and in another they declared that the Wirral never would be made. There was no reason why Parliament I should to back upon its former policy. The line was such that even the Sheffield Company did not carry the coal themselves; and on the Buckley line they had no running powers at all. Ytt the London and North-Western were asking for running powers over it as well as into the Wrexham Station, which had a single platform, and which would have the traffic of the Cambrian and the Wrexham Companies. In conclusion, the learned counsel urged that there had heen no misconduct on the part of the owning com- pany to justify the granting of compulsory powers, and under such circumstances he asked the Committee to throw out the Bill. Mr Pope, Q C., replying on the whole case for the promoters, said that unless the committee gave these running powers they sanctioned the creation of a monopoly in the bands of the Sheffield Company. Could anybody doubt that the natural desire of the Sheffield Company was to get the traffic of the dis- trict for themselves if they could ? That was not the policy of Parliament. When they came to have the agreement confirmed las-t year, Parliament felt that that was not the true policy which out,ht to prevail, and they said that if the agreement were to be con. firmed the result would be to give a practical monopoly, and that to prevent that running powers should be given. What the London and North- Western wanted waa simply to be able to get to the collieries for the purpose of conveying in one hour the coal from pit to port in competition with the Sheffield Company, who would be at the collieries. The room was then cleared whilst the committee deliberated in private. Upon the parties being re-admitted, the Chairman said the Committee were of opinion that so much of the preamble of the Bill as related to running powers over this railway was not proved. The Com- mittee also took note of the point raised with regard to the construction of the junction at Hope, and they noticed that the Wrexham Company were willing to carry out what Parliament sanctioned in 1882 and 1888, and they hoped that would be done.
ARMY, MILITIA, AND VOLUNTEERS. The Select Committee on rifla ranges have recom- mended public loans to Volunteer curl;p, 111 oider to enable them t.) acquire ranges. The Anglesey Engineer Militia, under the com- mand of Colonel Hampton Lewis, on Monday assembled at Beaumaris for the annual training. On Tuesday afternoon, the Liverpool detachment of the Denbighshire Hussars had their final pre- liminary mounted drill before the annual training. On the 27th, the detachment, at eighta.ro., march to Ruthin, where the regiment meets this year for ten days' permanent duty. The recruits of the 3 d R. W. F. assembled on Mon- day at the Brigade Depot, to be put through a course of musketry prior to the assembly of the regiment. The battalion is considerably under its strength, being, we believe, 150 less than last year, This year's recruits are a very superior class of men. The London Gazette of Tuesday contained the fol- lowing :—Hon. Col. the E-irl of Denbigh, 2 id V. B R.W.F., resigns his commission, is permitted t) retain his rank, and to wear the uiif,rm of the battalion on hi3 retirement. There was a military church parad at Ellesmere on Sunday, in connection with the Yeomanry and Volunteers. The total on parade was 120 Amongst the officers was Capt. Lord Kenyon. The band of D Company, 1st V.B R.W.F., consist- ing of twenty-three instruinentali.tt, has been engaged to play twica weekly in the public grounds at Denbigh. A bandstand has been erected in a cun. venient position. A draft of 54 men, under the command of Lieut. Webber, leftHightown Barracks, Wrexham, on Mon- day night, to juin the 2 id Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the Curragh. The troops were played through the streets to tho Great Western Railway Station by the drum and fife band of the 3.d Battalion. The D (Denbigh) Troop of the Denbighshire Hussars, which has naturally suffered some iucon- venience through the serious illness of its instructor, Sergt.-Major Donald, will have a good muster at the annual training. Sergt.-Mijor Edwards, who was formerly connected with the troop, has the men in hand. and has already accomplished good results. The Stockport, Macclesfield, and Bury R m Volun- teers, representing a strength of about 2,500, will be brigaded at Conway during Whit-week. Tne fatigue parties arrived on Wednesday, and a large number of tents were up before dusk. The 2nd L.A.V., under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Ritchie, will be encamped at Deganwy, on the opposite side of Con- way river. The members of A and B Companies 1st V.B.R.W.F. commenced their weekly drills on Tues- day evening, when they were put through various hattalion movements by the adjutant. Captain D:inn. The officers present were, A Coin pany.Lie nt. i Hubert Jones, B Company Lieut. Peel. There was a total of 90 of all ranks on parade. Considering this was the first drill of the season the movements were performed very satisfactorily. Considerable regret is felt that the Earl of Denbigh has severed his connection with the 2nd V. B. K. W.F., with whom he has been associated from the com- mencement of the movement. When the Flintshire Volunteers were formed in 1860, the Earl of Denbigh (then Lord Fielding) was appointed captain of the Holywell Corps, and in 1862, on the death of Mr Williams-Wynn, of Cefn, he was appointed a major of the battalion. His lordship was from 1849 to 1852 captain in the Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry.
1ST V.B.R. W.F. DINNER TO D (DENBIGH) COMPANY. The annual dinner of D Company took place in the upacious Drill Hall, at Denbigh, on Friday night. The hall was tastefully decorated with flags ot various nationalities. The tables were arranged horseshoe shape. The top one, which ran across the hall, was occupied by the officers and guests. Capt. Wynne Edwards (presiding), Colonel C. S. Mainwariner, Lieut.-Colonel R. Lloyd Williams, the Adjutant (Captain Dunn), Lieut. Cox, Quartermaster-Sergeant Parry- Jones, the Rev. Hugh Owen (Wesleyan minister), Major Conran, Mr Roderic Llovd Williams, Mr J. Davies (solicitor), Mr James, Mr Francis, Mr Bowdage, Mr Swayne, Mr Storey, Mr Sam T. Miller, Mr J. Howard. The tables were decorated with plants and lfowerp, under the superin- tendence of Mr Drury, of the Clwyd Hotel, the excellent dinner being provided by Quartermaster Sergeant Hughes, who was present, with Color- Sergeant. Godfrey Edwards, Sergeants G. L'. Lewis, Joyce, Louis Sale, W. Edwards, Helsby, Mr Robert Jones, bandmaster, and Sergeant-Instructor Masters. The preliminary toasts having been honored, Mr John Davies (solicitor) proposed the health of the Bishop and clergy and ministers of all denomi- nations." He remarked that they had a good bishop in the diocese and Wolsh ministers who were doing good work in the Principality. He was glad to see a Wesleyan minister present, whom he was sure was doing good work in that town. (Applause.) He had pleasure in coupling with the toast the name of the Rev. Hugh Owen. (Applause.) The rev. gentleman, in responding, said he wished the rector had been present to reply to that toast. He felt the honor, and thought the toast a very comprehensive one, but he would rather than the usual formula that they should say the health of the ministers of the Gospel. The Bishop and clergy and other ministers were one, and if they were anything they were ministers of the Gospel. (Applause.) They had a glorious work to perform, and as he said last year he thought it was no business of ministers to meddle with politics. (Applause.) They had -"L. '4- sufficient to do without entering into poliuicj. FIJ- plause.) Sergeant Lewis was called upon to open the harmonious portion of the programme which he did in a spirited song, which was loudly applauded. Bandmaster Jones gave an excellent song, which was loudly encored, and he responded with a very enter- taining solo, the company taking up the chorus vigorously. Quartermaster-Sergeant Parry Jones, m proposing the "Army and Navy," said he was not going to i speak to them of the Armv and Navy of Great Britain, but just of that portion of it commanded by Col. Main waring—(applause)—in the Vale of Clwyd or Denbighshire. He had great pleasure in being with them last year at Conway, and in witnessing the movements of the Volunteers. Hs coupled with the toast the name of Capt. Dunn. (Applause.) C;¡pt. Dunn, the adjutant, in responding, said he must return them hit heartfelt thanks for ths way his name had been received. He considered himself fortunate in gaining the adjutantcy of that battalion. He heard that they would be in brigade at Conway Camp this year. Comparisons were odious, but when battalions formed parts of brigades, comparisons were made, and they must keep their good name bright and set an example to other corps in the brigade (Applause.) With regard to the Army, it was said soldiers were getting scarce and deteriorating. They had been in the several small campaigns, and what- ever the British Army had to do it accomplished it. He asked them to be a pattern for the other regiments of the brigade. He did not think it was fair to say the British soldier was deteriorating in quality, and tit-it ho was nothing compared with the foreign r-rnifes Those people forgot the enormous reserves in the auxiliary forces and the Volunteers. That they had magnificent reserves there could be no question. (Applaup ) f5ergt. William Edwards then gave a song, which wss much appreciated. M tjor Conran briefly proposed the Health of j Colonel M tinwaring." The toast was received with mu-ical honors. Col. Main waring, cn risine, was received with loud and prolonged applause. He said, in responding, lie thanked the Company for its kind hospitality. He was very proud indeed to command that regiment, and, in commanding, it was essential that they shout 1 receive the support of the whole of the regiment. H hoped at camp that every man would try and mair. taiii tiio excellent character they had earned in the past. (Hoar, hear.) The Government had allowed almost sufficient grant to maintain the regiment, and he hoped to have ihat sho:t'y. There were certain other things which they would have to undertake, signalling, ambulance corps, and he hoped that the Company would be able to undertake it, and if they did, ho would be most happy to render all the assist- ance he could. (Applause.) He hOt ed they would 1 be able to carry out « scheme for reconnoiterirg of that part of North Wales towards Snowdon. He was proud to command the regiment, and he could not forget that his father had the honor to he appointed I the first Captain of the Denbigh Company, and he (C.)L JUainwaring) was a private in his command, ana the interest he felt then had never abated, and he hoped it never would. (Applause.) Mr Swayne gained an enthusiastic encore for his song. Lieut.-Col. Lloyd Williams proposed the health of Captain Wynne Edwards, whom he said had much energy, and was always moving for the benefit ot the Company. His efforts to get the military t > the town, which would be an immense benefit, they well knew, and it was through his efforts that the Militia were coming to Denbigh. (Applau e.) The toast was received with cheers, chec-rs being added f jr the Mayoress and the son and heir. Captain Wynne Edwards, in responding, was received with applause. He thought it difficult for liini to respond. He occupied a good many posts which his fellow-townsmen had callerl him to at an e.- r! y age. He was most proud of being in that service, and having under his com- mand the officers and men before him. The compa: y I was not so large as it had beer, but those there weie they were good. He was pleased they were going into brigade at camp, and he hoped the Denbigh company would show them how to behave. In old days they had shown them the way. He hoped they would conduct themselves like true soldiers towards the Militia whilst they encamped at Denbigh. He thought shooting a very important part of t'ie Volunteer's drill. A year or so ago two or three of the company represented them at Bisley. They did not gain the pisze, but they learnt a lot of the ait, and could teach others and in shooting he asked them to study small things. Those who were not good shots might become such if they would study and practice. He hoped soon that that Company would have a colonel, a senior mijor, and a battalion quarter- master in it. (Applause.) The attendance at-diill had been good, and Capt. Dnnn must have impressed each man with the knowledge he had of the profession of a soldisi. (L Hid applause.) The Captain then gave an original topical song. I Mr Bowdage proposed the health of Lieut. Cox, who in responding referred to his ambulance work at camp last year. Mr Francis, Vale-street, gave a humorous song, which was well received. Capt. Wynne Edwards proposed the health of the non-commissioned officers of the D Company. He said they were always ready to assist, and were ever ready in response to duty. He thought it creditable that the shooting had been got through before the end of April. He alluded to Sergt.-Instructor Masters, saying that his term of fifteen years' service with the Company would terminate in January next. He did not know whether they would make a change, but it might be the last time they would meet; on such an occasion, and speaking as lie had found the sergeant, he felt sure they would have a great diffi- culty in obtaining the services of a more conscientious or more reliable man. (Lond applause.) Should he leave the Company-fn voice: "No.")-after forty years service in the British army, he was sure they would part wilh him with great regret. (Applause.) Ho mentioned Q larter-Master-Sergt. Hughes, and said the Colonel bad intimated his intention of per- mi g him to remain quarter-muster-sergeant of that Company. (Applause.) The toast was drunk with applause. Sertjt.-Instructar Masters responded in a lengthy speech, in which he referred to his soldier life, saying he enlisted in 1851. He had endeavoured to make that the best company of the battalion, and he referred b the winning of the cup by the company. (Applause.) He alluded to the shooting, remarking that the men all had nn opportunity of becoming marksmen if they only gave it their attention, and he knew of only two other companies where the ammunition was supplied gratis by the captain. (Applause.) The company was not up to iti full strenath. There were now 91 memberp, and he should like to bring it up to 100. (Applause.) It was 88 when he undertook the instructorship. (Applause.) He should watch the interesti of that company no matter where he wap, and he trusted every man would do his best, as the honor of the battalion depended upon individual behaviour. (Loud applause.) Mr Francis proposed The Ladies," and Mr Storey responded, and the proceedingi, then terminated.
SHROPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. The Council met at Shrewsbury on Saturday, when, in the absence through influenza of the chair- man, Mr A. Sahvey, the chair was taken by the deputy-chairman, Mr J. Bowen Jones.-On the motion of the Deptity-Cliairman, seconded by Sir Offley Wakeman, and supported by the Earl of Bradford, the following rebolution was adopted That this Council desires to take this the earliest opportunity of expressing their sincere regret at the loss they and the county at large have sustained by the death of the Earl of Powis, who for so many years has given his support to the best interests of the county. The Council would wish to convey to the family of the deceased nobleman their sincere sympathy in the great loss they have sustained, and hereby request the Chairman to forward this resolution."—The consideration of the report of the committee on intermediate technical and agri- cultural education, was deferred for the attendance of the Chairman but, on the motion of Major Heber Percy, it was resolved to ask the Education Department to take the necessary measures for amending sub-section A of section 1 of the Technical Instruction Act, 1889, so as to permit girls at public elementary schools who have passed the fourth standard to attend the cookery or laundry classes about to be formed by the County Council. and to allow the time given to such classes to count as school attendance.—The sum of £ 2,725 was granted the Standing Joint Committee for the expenses of the police for the ensuing quarter, and the annual ifnancial statement was made, upon which a county rate of 2H and a police rate of la for the ensuing year were ordered.
CAERGWRLE NOTES AND I COMMENTS. The balance sheet for the Rev. John Rowland's testimonial shows that £13 4i 9J was collected. Hope and Caergwrle Festival will be quite an interesting event. The working committee are exert- ing themselves to make it quite the local event of the year. What's worth doing, is worth doing well." This applies to Ambulance Classes. The work for the New Post Office in Caergwrle, was carried out by Mr E. O. Probert, builder, of Hope. When will there be a telegraph station there. Our local antiquarians are on fire about tha sub- terraneous passage at Bryn Yorkin. The question of the actual school debt at the National School is causing lively discussion. The actual debt is 286 3a 91 to the end of March. Now that a voluntary school rate has been made for Kinnerton National School, much needed altera- tions have been made, and the management have a freer hand. The fruit trees show abundant signs of blossom. At Sealand, on Saturday, at the district shooting for the Welsh Twenty team. Private John Newt)n, F Company 2nd V.B.R. W.F., made the highest score, 91. It is likely the Presbyterian Churches of Cefnybedd and Suuimerhill will revert to the old arrangements as to pastoral duties. In connection with the report of the Sunday School Examination for Flintshire Calvinistic Methodists- it is gratifying to note the success of Miss Sarah J. Jones, of Cymmau. The parish will regret to hear of the serious illness of Mra Cawley, mother of our well-known Guardian, at 3hordley Hall.
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f THE LATE EARL OF POWIS. The remains of the late Earl of Powis, whose death we announced in our last issue, were interred yester- day (Friday), at Welshpool. About three weeks ao the earl left Powis Castle for his tf/wn house in litM keley-square, London, and at that time he was in his usual health, and a day t'r two previously had walked a di.-tiuce of IS or 20 miles about liig exten- ,-h.e estates, examining improvements that had recprtiy been made in the farm buildings on the estate. Soon after his return to London, however, it was known that hi.s lordship was ill but the fatal termination of his illness has not the less come as a gre;;t surpri, se. The deceased ear1, who was never mart led, was born in 1818, his father beinu the second )V'^V' and his bother was the third d?u?hter t 1 10 tJ,bi Duke of Montros'. He was educated at j ?■> ￼ S?. John's, Cambridge, taking his d.-?rea I in 1640- From 1843 to 1848, :.is' Viscount Clive. he repreent¿d ?orth Shrt??hire in Parliament, amt ill thelutt i- year lie succeeded t,I the earllnm. rre was a magistrate for Montgomeryshire, Shrop- mtiii-e, and Herefordshire, and a deputy-lieutenant of the two first counties, and in 1877 he succeeded Lord Sudely as Lord-Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire. lie i wits ch ait man of the Montgomeryshire Quaiter Sess. ions for many years, and on the passing of the Local Governmet t Act he was elected on the Montgomeryshire County Council for the Borough of Welshpool, the County Council of S:il(ll) electitil: hiln an alderman of that body. lie was a mall of hih scholarly culture. He was high steward of Cambridge Univer.-ity, and president of the Cymmrodorion Society n:iu Powvsland Club. L >rd Powis was thtt patron cf 14 livings, and one of them, the Vicarage of Oswertt v, which is vacant, the earl had jti,t offered to the Rev. L. Oldham, of Biidg-noito. though the death ot the earl lnt-'rvpned before Mr 0 (1111111 cou;it give liis reply. (Mr Oldham has declined t'ie living.) His principal country ECelt. Powis Castle, is a promi- nent objet t in the landscape of the Upper S verr, aid as Cast II Co oh it figures prominently in Welsh history. The ostites extend over more than 6),000 acres, and embraced a considerable part of the now submerged Llariwddyn Valley. It will be remembered that Lord Powis laid the memorial stouo at the commencement of the Vyrnwy Water- woi kF. He is succeeded in the earldom by his nephew, Mr George Herbert, who was born in 18t52, a::d who last year married the Hot!. Violet Lane-Fox, daughter of Lady Conyers. The Press Association sr.ates that in the House of Lords, and also in the Parliamentary lobbies, there were general ^pressions of regret at the news of the death of the Earl of Powis, who was much esteenied by all parties. The Right Hon. G. Osborne Morgan, M.P., who has been prominently identified with the North Wales College at Bangor, testifies to the keen interest taken by the late peer as president in the welfare of that institution, and also in other move- ments effecting the educational and general welfare of Wales. Although his lordship did not take any conspicuous part as a spaaker in the House of Loi ds, he was constant in his attendance, and often tendered good service 011 committees, always displaying an amiable disposition and business-like qualities.
CENSUS STATISTICS. CORWEN UNION. It is expected that the population of this union will show a decline of about (>00 Tho six parishes form- ing the Llangollen Divhion of t.he union s how an increase of 14, the total being 8.779, compared with 8,765. The urban smitarj' di-trict of Llangollen has increased from 3,124 to 3.225 while the parish of Llangollen shows an increase of 83 of LlansautfFraid G.C. of GO, and of Ciyn Traian of 17. The Llecreapes are-iii L'antysiiio 94, Bryneglwya 49, and Llanarmon D.C. 3 LLANGOLLEN. In the rix parishes which are included in the Llan- gollen sub-division of the Corwen Union there is an inerc-aie of 14 in the population as compared with 1881, the numbers respectively bettig-1881, 8 765 1891, 8,779. The Llangollen Sanitary District ehowft an increase of 101, the numbers being 3,124 and 3,225. It is reported that in the Corwen district of the union there is a falling off of nearly 600, so that taking the union altogether, the decrease as compared with 1881 is very considerable. HAWARDEN UNION. H,Lwarden 7,057 Hope 4,009 Kitinerton 43s Marford £ 64 Saltney 2,684 Tryddyn 1,;16U 15"-0: lSSl d' 15,6^ Increaae. 107 I RUTHIN. The following tables show the population of the several parishes in the Uuthin Union. In one parish only is there a perceptible iticreafe. that of LIan- ychan, which fluctuated from 114 in 1871 to 86 in 1881, and rose again in 1891 to 104. There is Rut.hin parish (which does nut include L!anfwrog, which has de- creased to the same extent) has decreased in twenty years by 208, and dropping since 1881 census from 1,130 to 987 :— Parish 1*71 19S1 l £ 9i Aberwheeler 410 4;9 391 Clocaenog .j¡7 421 3&t Drwen. 601 535 486 Efei.echtyd 2ü2 194 197 UySfyHio? 551 478 427 LhnarnwQ 19?5 1681 1372 Llanbedr 444 410 3M Ltandegla 416 313 332 Llaniyriiog 493 476 400 Llanelulan SUI 765 700 L!anfair, 1).C lWrj 1117 96Z Llanfwrog 1525 1249 12r4D Llangwyfen. 20(1 18SJ 183 Liangynbafal 477 4tH 405 Llanrliuiadr 1700 lti80 1644 Llanrhydd 912 870 7!0 LlanycOan 114 86 IJ4 L!anyn}s 674 700 641 Llanferres 777 690 569 Nantglyn 266 2S9 5ó Hutnill. 1195 1130 987 Totals 15372 14216 12929 The total decrease of the population of the entire Union is 1,387 on the last census, and a reduction of 2,443 on the previous one of 1871.
MARKETS. W rBX]Ei A,%I. -Tii U ILSD A Y. s. d. e. d. Red wheat (new), per i51hs. 6 0 to 0 6 Oats (old), per bushel of 45 bot. 3 3 to 3 9 Malting barley, per 70lb: 4 6 to 4 10 Grinding per ö41bs. 3 9 to 4 9 Potatoes, per 9Ulb4 I 3 9 to 4 0 Butter, per lb. of Icoz. 1 0 to 1 3 Beef, per It 7 to 9 Mutton, per lb 5 to 9 Pork, 7 to 9 Veal 0, 7 to w Fowls, per couple 3 0 to 4 6 Ducks, It 4 0 to 5 ft Eggs 16 to IS for a shilling. MOLD. WEDNESDAY.—Whe^T (new) 14s to 14* igd barley, seed. 9s 6d to 101 oats (new), 7s 6d to 8s potatoes, 9:1 to 9s 6<1 per hamper fresb butter, Is Id to la 2d per lb. eggs. 14 to It j for a shilling. RUTHIN. MONDAY.—The attendance was an average one. Dairy produce was plentiful and commanded ready sale &I. la and is Id per lb. Fowls, 3s 61 to 4s 6d per couple. Eggs, 18 for a shilling. DENBIGH. TUESDAY.—Purchasers were not numerous at the monthly fair, and the supply was slightly in advance of the demand. A rapid clearance was effected in milch cows, which de- mand good prices, the department was well stocked. Yearling cattle were Lumerous, and sold from XS per b..ad to £9 11)3. Store citt'e were £1 a head leis than previous fair, and sold slowly from XIO 10s r-er head. The horse department was well stocked, ani superior bea-its found ready purchasers. The sheep sec ion stock was in excess of the call. Welsh ewes and lambs sold from 17s to JEI the couple. Several pens of Shropshire lambs sold at £ 1 » h,ad. WEDNESDAY.—The market was a brisk one. Butter was cheaper, selling at Is aid Is Id per lb. Fowls maintained previous quotations at 4s to 5s per ouple. Egns, 17 for a shilling. Potatoes were exceedingly dear, selling at i 1 per lb. and two Ibs. fer I lit. The supply <.f pigs was excessive, and store pigs onlv were in demind, selling at 3id per lb. live weight. English purchasers redeemed the mirket for exportation. CHESTER. CORN, Saturday.—A small attendance, with no wheat offering. Prices are 3d per bushel lower on the week. Prime red now quoted tis per 751bs. Nothing doing in malting barley oats and beans steady. Indian corn is 4d per cental cheaper. Quotatit)tii :-Wheat white, tis Id per 751bs. red, 6s barley, malting, 4s 3d to 4s 6d per 6Ulbs. grinding, 3s 6d per 641ts. oats, 3s 2d to 3s 8d per 4tilbs. beans, 5=1 3 t per 80ibs. Egyptian, 3ls per 4831bs. Indian corn, feed, 6s 3d per IGOlbs. CKEWE. CATTLE, Monday. -Large supply of fat and store stock; good attendance of buyers. Prices :-Beef, 6d to 7d; mutton, 8d to 9d lamb, 23s to 37s veal. 7Jd. Porktt pigs, 9s 3d per score bacon pigs, 8s 61 per score. New milch and calving cow and heifers, 1;16 to X21. Barrens, 1:11 to £ 13. Stitks, JE7 to £10. Yearlings, £ 5 to 18. Store pip. 18s to 45s. SHREWSBURY. CORN, Saturday.—This market was thinly attended. The liitle whsat on offer was held for Jast week's prices. Quotations :-White wheat. 63 4d to 6s 8d per 751!,s. red wheat, 6s 31 to 6s 4d malting barley, 4s 6d to 5i per 7'tlbs. oat», 16:i 61 to 181 per 225'bs.: peaa, 15J 6d to 16s 6d bvans, Itis (id to 17s 6d per 2401ba. OSWKSTRY. WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—There was a fairly gooi show of stock in the Smithfleld on Wednesday, and g-tod prices were obtained. There was an average att ndancs of dealen. The qotalions were :-Beef, 6J I to 7id mutton, 8J to 9.1; lamb, lOd veal, Sd to 9d and pork 51 to 5;d Messrs Whitd-ld and Son sold 197 cattle and calvei. and 780 sheep and pigs. Messrs B-.ylev and Groveq sold 140 cattle and calves, and 562 sheep and pips. Mr J. C. McKie sold 152 cattle and calves and Mesri Dansrn and Co., had their I usual ancMon comprising some really capital stock. White wheat (per ItllDS M 4<1 to bs sa red vbMt (new) 6s 2d to 6:1 ed oats (new) per measure, 15s Od to 17a Od; malting barley (per measure). 0s to Os Od: potatoes. 4s Od to 4s 61 per measure; butter, lid to IsOd per lb. beef, 1<1 to 9d mutton, 9d to r d; veal, 9d to 1"d pork, 6d ti 8d fowl". 5 lid to 5s fid per couple ducks, 5* Od to ti3 Oi egg, 1? to IS for a shilling. ELLESMERE. TUESDAY.—White wheat, 6s 6d to 7s 0d red, tSi 6d to 6s 81I per 75;bs. bnrley, 4s Sd to 5s oats, 4s to 4s 3d Indian corn, 5s I d to 5i lid per cental; eggs, 16 to 11 for la butter, lUd to lid per Itic.z. fowls, 3a 64i to 4s 6d per couple spring ducks, 5s per couple. WHITCHURCH. FRIDAY.—Wheat, 6s 011 to 6s 3d per barley, 4s 9d to 51 per 701bs. oats, 4. to 44 6d per 50lbs. eggs, 16 to 18 for a .shilling butter, 10.1 to Is 2rt per 16oz. fowls, 4a to 4s titi per couple potatoes. 4s to 49 3d per measure: beef T.J.l to Sjd per iii. mutton, 7d to 9.1; veal, 61 to gcl lamb. lid to Is pork, 6d to 7d.
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