Sale by Mr. William Freeman. PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF SALE ON TUESDAY, THE 21ST DAY OF APRIL, 1896, AT | FFERM FARM, BAGILLT. AIR. WM. FREEMAN IS instructed by Mr EDWABD HUNT, who is leaving the Farm, to SELL BY AUCTION, the whole of his valuable Farming Stock, Implements, varions Dairy Utensils, Furniture, &c. Further particulars, in posters, &o. Auction Office: -Perthyterfyn Cottage, Holywell. LOOK OUT FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL FLINT ODD-FELLOWS SPORTS, ON WHIT-TUESDAY, MAY 26th, 1896. Further particulars shortly. A SELECT DAY SCHOOL for YOUNG LADIES ia now OPEN at ST. WINEFBIDB'B OQNVBNT, Well Street. Only a limited number roob ived.-For Terms, apply to the SUPBBIOEBSS. OST—a big Brown FERRET. Finder will be j/J J rewarded. Anyone detaining same after this r notioe will be prosecuted.—Apply, Mr. THOMAS COULEES, Grocer, Bagillt. ")WANTED -CLAY- IRONSTONE or BLACK- W BAND, in quantities on nearest rails. Write stating prioe and quantity available to M. at this Office. JEWELLERY, Watohes, Pipes, Toys, Hardware, tj Furniture, Tea, everything. Agents wanted. Wholesale Guide free, write Henry May, (259) Birmingham. XXT ANTED, for Summer Months, good >y FURNISHED HOUSE in Holywell, one r#ith Stable and Coach-house preferred.—Apply /with particulars to Mr. MOON, Estate Agent, Auctioneer and Valuer, St. Helens, Author of Illustrated Guide to Holywell. WJ ANTED .—Experienced HOUSEMAID- \y WAITRESS, also COOK, by May 1st.— Apply:—^RS- CBOUDACB, Pendre House, Holywell. TO BE LET.—The HARP INN, BAGILLT. The BOOT INN, HOLYWELL. Both fally-li cenfied. -Apply to the KKLSTKETON BEBWEBY COMPANY, FLINT. BAGILLT,—Good Wire Out BUILDING BRICKS.—Apply to JONES AND LLOYD, Briokworks, Bagillt. TO BE SOLD. /^TpHE IRON BUILDING formerly used as an f _L English Congregational Churoh, at Bagillt, near Holywell. The building is about 12J yards in length, by 11 yards in width, and is lined with timber throughout; and also includes a small vestry at the rear.—For terms, and to inspect, apply Rev. R. D. THOMAS, The Poplars, Bagillt.
The University boat race took place on Saturday, and resulted in a win for Oxford. Time by Benson's chronograph, 10 minutes I seconds. Time last year, 20 minutes go seconds. The Liverpool and North Wales Railway —the first sod of which was turned by him a few years ago-was on Saturday travelled over by Mr Gladstone and party, the city being reached through the Mersey Tunnel. The aged statesman, who met with a very hearty reception en route and in the streets, was driven to the Adelphi Hotel, where luncheon was provided. Replying to the toast of his health, Mr Gladstone said that when he was a Liverpool boy, playing on the sands of the Mersey, they used to look across to the Hundred of Wirral and the Welsh mountains beyond much as English- men on Dover cliffs looked across to the coast of trance. The new line would com- plete the beneficent revolution and bring Liverpool and North Wales close together, to their mutual advantage. -»
HOLYWELL. THB CRUCIFIXIoN." -0 n Good Friday afternoon, Sir John Stainer's impressive oratorio "The Crucifixion," will be sung in Holywell Parish Churoh, Particulars of this impressive service will be found in our advertising columns, and it will be noticed that the service oommenoes at three o'clock, and not at half-past three. MUSICAL.—The Builth and District Harmonic Society is now busy rehearsing the test pieces for the chief choral competition at Llandudno National Eisteddfod. This choir has been greatly stimulated by their rccent success, as well as the famous contralto, Miss Bessie Evans, who is very busy with her engagements since her return from her second tour through the United States of Amerioa, singing at nearly twenty concerts in Maroh, visiting Newport, Swansea, Liverpool, and many other towns in England. DEATH OF MB. ABSALOM RBDFBBN.—As we are going to press, the grave will be closing in Flint Cemetery, upon the mortal remains of Mr Absalom Redfern, of Hope House, Penymaes, Holywell. A native of Flint, where his father carried on a lucrative business as butcher and grazier, Mr Redfern followed in his father's business, and some years ago established himself in Holywell. He was well known throughout North Wales fairs, as well as in the Liverpool and Manchester markets, and had the reputation of being an exceedingly good judge of stock. His death at an early age, following soon after that of his wife, leaves their six children orphans indeed. SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS AT THB BOARD SCHOOLS,- "e are p.fe<J to announce that Miss S. Beatrice Evanf, assistant mistress at the Rufford National School, Lancashire, and daughter of Mr E. M. Evans, clerk to the Holywell School Board, has obtained a creditable place in the second class Queen's Scholarship Examination, which secures free admission into a training college for two years in addition to the monetary grant. This success is a pleasant climax to a successful apprenticeship, Miss Evans having gained the special merit grant each year. Moreover her religious career has been equally distinguished, having gained several prizes for soripture knowledge in connection with the Flintshire and Lancashire Presbytery, and also a first-class oertifioate from the Christian Evidenoe Sooiety which is under the presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury for profioiency in study, the subject of examination being Dr. Gibson's "Rock versus Sand. or, the foundation of the Christian Faith." This success coupled with that of another teacher (Mr J. E. Parry) of the same gobool, with an equally distinguished career, constitute a double event which if without parallel jn the district and reflects the very higbaBt credit upon every one concerned ami sheds a brilliant lustre Opon the Holywell Bagillt Board Sohools. I ILLUSTRATED TKHPHBAUOB LB=iin.-On Tuesday evening at the English Presbyterian Ohuroh, a lecture on Temperance with lime light views ap- plicable to the subject was given by Mr Frank Adkins (Lecturer United Kingdom Band of Hope Union). The Rev Walter Lanoeley, presided. The lecture was under the auspices of the Holywell United Temperanoe Society, and was very largely attended. The lecture was listened to with interest and during the evening Miss Clara Marriott sang "The Better Land," and Mr J. E. Pieroe "The Heavenly song." The Holywell Juvenile Choir under the direotion of Mr John E. Jones sang "The Bells of Aberdovy." Mr Willie Nuttall played the accompaniments to the songs, &c. on the organ. At the olose of the meeting a vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman and Lecturer, on the proposition of Mr J. S. Lloyd, seconded by Mr J. Marsden. The gentlemen of the Flint and Denbigh Hunt have just resolved upon a very valuable and patriotic move. They propose, as a sort of acknowledgment of the courtesy and friendly treatment they receive from the farmers over whose land they hunt to take measures-in the benefits of which farmers and oottagers alike will participate almost free of charge—for improving the breeds of cattle. Tlioy propose to establish, even on the poorest larms, a race of shorthorns the best that mouey can buy, and in this way they hope to bring back something like prosperity to the agriculturists of the Vale of Olwyd, and the other districts over which they follow their sport. We believe the scheme has been received, on all hands, with expressions of the liveliest gratitude, and we hope it will realise the groat object for which it has been devised.
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION. The election of five representatives on the Holywell Urban District Counoil, took place at the Halkyn- street Board Schools on Monday last. There were eight candidates for the five vacancies, but one of the candidates (Mr E. M. Evans), had previous to the election withdrawn owing to the issuing of the order of the County Council transferring the Penyball district to Brynford Parish. Three of the eight candidates were retiring members seeking re-election and each was successful in securing his seat, namely, Messrs Hague, J. E. Jones and J. W. Daviea. The election was exceptionally unexciting, the interest evinced in the^canvass of the candidates being comparatively small and the poll up to within an hour of the close was decidedly flat. Mr Robert Thomas (olerk to the Urban Council), was returning offioer and presided at one of the polling booths, assisted by Mr T. O. Griffiths as poll olerk Mr Joseph E. Jones, presiding at the second polling booth, assisted by Mr W. Chisholm, as poll clerk. The expeditious way in which the result of the poll was obtained and declared was unexpected. Those not directly connected with the election and in the room at the time had left the school premises under the impression that there would be a considerable break between the closing of the poll and the declaration. The anticipation was wrong, as the declaration was formally made by the Returning Officer to an empty schoolyard, not a single person being present except those who were present at the oounting, The declaration of the poll was made shortly after nine o'clock as follows Mr J. H. Hague, High-street 241 Mr Walter Owen, High-street 223 Mr John E. Jones, Victoria Buildings..219 Mr John W. Davies, Whitford-street., 194 Mr Robert Richards, Greenfield-street.. 174 Mr J. W. Bennett, King's Arms Hotel.169 Mr Edwin Hughes, Whitford-street. 109 Mr E. M. Evans, Penyball, o 39 After the declaration was made a oordial vote of thanks was proposed to the Returning Offioer for the prompt despatch with which the whole proceedings had been carried out. The poll taken was 3Gi out of nearly 600 electors. There were five spoilt votes.
INTERMEDIATE AND TEOHNICAL SCHOOLS. ANOTHER STEP FORWARD. A meeting of the Looal Governors of the Local Governors of the Holywell Intermediate and Technical Schools was held on Saturday morning at Bank Chambers, when there were present—Alderman S.X. Muspratt, J.P. (Mayor of Flint), chairman; Alderman W. Jones, J.P., Alderman Peter Jones, J.P., Mr. JOB. Garner, J.P., C. a., Rev. D. Oliver, Messrs H. T, Barker, R D.O., J. Kerfoot Evans, P. Harding Roberts, Thos, Thomas, and H. T. Smith, olerk. Tenders were received from seven builders for the erec- tion of the new schools on the Penymaes-road, the coat of the work varying from the highest to the lowest tender as much as JE860. It was after long consideration recommended that the County Governing Body be advised, subject to such further negociations as may be necessary, to accept the lowest tender. Arrangements were made to meet the financial requirements of the scheme, by the Local Governors providing £1500 to meet the L1000 given towards the building by the County Governing Body, and a deputation consisting of the Chairman and Messrs, W. Jones, H. T. Barker, Thop. Thomas and P. Harding Roberts was appointed to meet the Governing Body to further discuss the financial position of matters. It was stated that so far, Holywell had made more progress in providing a new Intermediate School than any other district in North Wales, and it was hoped that such encouragement would be given to the movement by the supporters of higher education as to enable the inhabitants of the "village" of Holywell (as it has now been derogatorily described by a II knight of the hammer ") as to enable it to maintain the envi- able position it now holds. Mr Smith intimated that owing to his leaving Holywell for South- port, he had to resign his position as clerk to the Governors, and he asked that his partner Mr Boyes-Fowler be appointed his successor. The resignation was accepted, and the appoint- ment of a new clerk deferred.
MOLD. Mr Howard Elkington, has for some time been lying in a critical state at his residence, Leeswood Hall, Mold, from a paralytic stroke. He is now some- what better, and hopes are entertained for his oomplete recovery.
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION. The election to fill the five vacanoiei on the Mold Urban District Council (for which six valid nomina- tions bad been received) took place on Monday last, the arrangments made for the event by the Returning Officer (Mr G. Herbert Bradley), meeting with the unanimous approval of candidates and partisans. The poll was taken at the National Sohools, where there were two polling stations the Returning Offioer and Mr Edwin Roberts being the presiding officers, and Messrs Wm. Hookes and Joseph Jones, the poll oierks. No agents were appointed by either of 68 8 cannot be said that muoh pubho interest was in the eleotio,i and the fact that only 451 pollcd OQt of total electorate of 8d0 is of itself sufficient to indicate the degree of enthusiasm aroused by the contest. Soon after 8 o'clocK the ballot boxes were removed to the Town Hall, where the oounting took place, and at 9 o'clock the Returning Offioer announced the result, whioh was as follows *Henry John Roberts (N). 293 .William Wright (C) 272 *J E Davies (O) 256 *J T Morgans (N) 240 Wm Rowe (N), LBS Londsdale (I) 65 Retiring Members reflected." The first five were declared elected. Following the declaration a vote of thanks was passed to the Returning Officer on the motion of Mr H J Roberts, seoonded by Mr Wm Wright, and sup- ported by Mr J E Davies, and in responding Mr Bradley welcomed the return to the Urban District Council of those members who had been re-elected.
The Sweetmeat Automatic Supply Co. having discontinued to use CADBITRY'S CHOCOLATES in their automatic machines, those who still wish to procure CADBURY'S CHOCOLATES will be able to do so from roost of the refreshment rooms at the stations, and from confectioners.
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS HOLYWELL. GREENFIELD WARD. The contest in the Greenfield Ward of the Parish of Holywell was of an interesting nature and con- siderable energy was thrown into the fight by the ten candidates for the five seats, Three of the candidates only were retiring members and two of them were retarned. Mr. P. Harding Roberts was the presiding officer, assisted by Mr. Edward Terry, as poll olerk. The result was declared to a con- siderable orowd assembled in the yard of the Bryn- celyn National Schools, where the poll took place, a few minutes after nine o'clock. The poll was com- paratively light, 243 electors recording their votes our of a possible 380 on the list of voters. Before the formal declaration was made, the Rev. J. O. Davies, on behalf of Mr. Thomas Hughes, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. P. Harding Roberts, for the oourteous and expeditious manner in which he had conducted the election. Mr. Austin Langdon seconded the proposition, which was carried unani- mously. The declaration of the poll was afterwards made by the presiding offioer as follows(the first five being eleoted members of the Parish Oonnoil Mr Thomas Hughes, Greenfield Mills.. 1,30 Mr Aaron Thomas, Sycamore Cottages.. lot Mr Urias Bromley, Greenhill93 Mr Thos. 0. Griffiths, Strand View. 82 Mr William Davies, Peniel House. 77 Mr Austin Langdon, Holway. 74 Mr Thos. McLeese, Paper Mill Cottages 62 Mr John Jones, Spencer's Row 53 Mr Arthur Viokers, London House. 39 Mr Joseph Jones, Glandon Farm, 31
BAGILLT.—(EAST WARD). I The tone at the Bagillt East Ward was mnoh on a par for quietness with the other wards in the parish, nevertheless, the result shows a change in the repre- sentation. The poll took place on Monday, at the Forester's Hall, Mr John Marsden (Clerk to the Parish Council), was presiding offioer, with Mr Sheratt as poll olerk. The poll numbered 20t out of a possible 376 electors on the register. The majority of the votes were recorded after fire o'clock in the evening, and the declaration of the poll was made at a quarter to nine by the Presiding Offioer (Mr Marsden), as follows :-(the first four being eleoted members of the Parish Council:— Mr Edwin Roberts, Gadlys Lane. 121 Mr Robert Foulkes, Bryn Gadlys 93 Mr Daniel Jones, Gadlys Farm 88 Mr Thomas Jones, Downhill 84 Mr John Edwards, Aneurin Cottages.. 78 Mr Thomas Roberts, Downhill Cottages 69 The first two elected are retiring members of the Pariah Council. Mr R Foulkes proposed and Mr J Edwards seoonded a vote of thanks to the presiding offioer and officials, for the way in which the election had been conducted, the proposition was supported by the other candidates. The declaration was made to a very small crowd, the result not being expeoted so early In the evening.
BAGILLT WEST WARD (4) The contest in the Bagillt West Ward was quiet, and resulted in the return of the two retiring councillors seeking re-election, with two new mem- bers Mr Wm Hughes, solioitor, Flint, was the presiding offioer, and Mr Willie Roberts, assisted as poll olerk. The candidates upon the declaration of the poll expressed their appreciation of the services of the Presiding Officer and his assistant. The re- sult of the poll was as followl Walter Horrobin, New Brighton 104 Thomas Humphreys, Sea View house 90 Leigh Howell, Foundry House 88 Joseph Williams, Top Hill 86 Robert Eyton, Barker's row 64 Thomas Williams, Merllyn house. 33 D Prioe Lloyd, Garreg Lydan 29
GRONANT. The polling for this Ward of Llanasa Parish, the only ward in the parish where a contest ooourred, took place at Gronant British Sohools. Mr. William Freeman, Holywell, presided, and Mr. O. W. Ellis, Berthengam, was poll olerk. There were 102 voting papers issued, and none were spoilt. At the olose of the poll a vote of thanks was aooorded Mr. Freeman for the oourteay and despatch with whioh he had conducted the election. The result was as follows, the first four being eleoted Benj. Hughes, Quarry View, Gwespyr 68 William Thomas, Gronant 65 Hugh Hughes, Gronant House, Gwespyr 69 Thomas Hughes, Canol-y-dre, Gronant 43 John Davies, Veley Villa, Gwespyr 41 George F. Nioholson, Gwespyr34
WHITFORD. The election of fifteen members of the Whitford Parish Council, took place at Whitford School, on Monday. There were, after some of the persons nominated had retired, twenty-six candidates for membership of the Counoil, and that some interest was caused in the eleotion was shewn by 447 voters attending at the poll from all parts of the parish.- Mr Thos. Thomas, Holywell, with Mr Thomas Bagehaw, Tre Eden Owen, preiiided at No. I Station and Mr J. S. Lloyd (clerk to the Parish Council), with Mr R. E. Hughes, poll clerk, at No. 2 Station The result was announoed about one o'olook in the morning by Mr Thomas, as deputy returning officer, as follows:- Wm Bakewell, Downing216 A Bariatt, Fronbealog. 219 Evan Bryan, Carmel. 216 Rev T Z Davies, Vicarage 194 John Edwards, Bedw 197 A Eyton, Llanerchymor 175 Thos Hilditoh, Whitford 16 j Rev William James 166 Rev Dr Pan Jones 222 Japheth Jones, Whitford. 179 John Jones, Glandon 177 William Jones, Tanrallt 128 William Jones, Pistyll. 151 Douglas Mao Niooll H'" to. 218 John Morris, Gorsedd 137 John Owens, Plasuoha 132 Edward Parry, Penybryo,,159 John Parry, Cottage. 140 William Parry, Glyn 152 Rev Hugh Roberts 203 Richard Roberts, Tre Abbot.. 68 William Roberts, Glanydon 233 W J P Storey, Iron Works, j gg John Thomas, Tarthydwr 134 Thomas Williams, Mertyn Ucha. 169 Thos E Williams, Pentreffvnnon 202 The saooessfol candidates were thefore returned in the following order-Wm Roberts, Rev Dr Pan Jones, A Barratt, Douglas Mao Niooll, Wm Bake- well, Evan Bryan, Rev Hugh Roberts, Thomas Edward Williams, John Edwards, W J P Storey, Rev T Z Davies, Japheth Jones, John Jones (Glan- don), Adam Eyton, EdwardPary (Penybryo). There were eight spoiled voteii.-A vote of thanks to the deputy Returning Offioer and to all the officials was passed on the motion of Mr Wm. Roberts, seconded by the Vioar of Whitford, and supported by the Rev Dr Pan Jones.
TREMEIROHION. The parish counoil eleotion at Tremeirohien whioh took place on Monday, resulted in a grand triumph for the Churoh party. The party were elected at the parish meeting, but their opponents demanded a poll. To avoid the expense of a contest a com- promise was offered by withdrawing four of their candidates provided their opponents did the same, they further promised that in case the proposition was aooepted they wonld allow their opponentte to nominate the chairman and secretary from among themselves. The propositions were utterly rejected, and the candidates of both parties going to the poll the result was the confirmation of the vote of the parish meeting, eight out of the nine Beats being secured. The members eleoted were I P. P. Pennant 68 H. G-. E. England t5 Joseph Jones 62 Evan Daniel 69 David Jones 59 Hugh Prica 69 David Ellis i8 William Roberts. 67 Thomas Jones "6 Wm Rathbone was the only one of the party who I I suffered defeat. His opponent beat him by two votes.
HALKTN. The eleotion of members to serve on the Parish Council for the ensuing year was held at the schoolroom, on Monday last. The polling was very quiet throughont the affernoon until about 5 o'clock, when it became brisk. The result of the poll was deolared by Mr T. W. Hughes, about 10 o clook as follows: E Lloyd Jones 1$4 Peter Chambers Jones. 147 Edward Hughes 168 Edward Oarrington 143 Thomas Jones 148 Robert Davies 144 John Simon 144 Meseoh Hughes 143 Thomas Redfern, 141 Isaac Denman 140 John Williams .1"* 126 Edwin Harper 95 Joseph Roberts' 67 Joseph 67 ine ur., eieven candidates were declared eleoted. A hearty vote of thanks was proposed by Mr E. Lloyd Jones to Mr Hughes for oonduoting the election, this waa seoonded by Mr P. Chambers Jones, and carried unanimously.
RHUDDLAN. The first parish council was elected without a eon- test, the Nonoonfermists obtaining six seats and the Ohuroh party fire. On the present occasion, at the Parish Meeting, the latter olaimed to have the øia, but their opponents preferred to fight, and nominated eleven candidates. The result of the contest was declared on Monday night. The ten Church oandidatea have been returned, the eleventh being the Rev Benjamin Evans, Baptist minister.
FLINT. APPOINTSHNT OF grzaam CONSTABLES.—At the Sessions held at the Town Hall, this (Wednesday) morning, the following were appointed speoial constables for the borough, on the recommendation of the Town Oounoil :-Obarlel Gloyne, Mumforth- street; George Johnson, Mount-street; Charles Mumforth, Redfern's-row; John Owens, Mount- pleasant; Edwin Hooson, Brynygarreg; Thomas Carr (florist), Churoh-street; John Blaokwell, Flint Mountain; Wm. Roberts (farmer), Nant; D. Jones (fitter), Chester-street. AXOTHBB GIn To THB Couvrem.-The efforts of the Flint Corporation through their esteemed olerk, Mr. Hy. Baylor, F.S.A., to form a Borough Art Gallery seems to be meeting with continued sueoess. The latest intended addition, it is understood, will be a presentation by Mrs. Harnett, of a portrait of her father, the late Alderman George Roskell, who had the honour of occupying the civic ohair on the first occasion after the passing of the Reform Act, 1836, The late Alderman Roskell was eleoted to the Mayoralty on the lat of January, 1838, and re- elected on the 9th of November following. It is understood that the permission of the Town Council to make the presentation has been granted. Town Covwcm.-The Highway Committee was held on Wednesday evening, Alderman T. W. Hughes (ohairman) prwiding,-The Surveyor was directed to issue notioes to proprietors to lop the trees and hedges overhanging the roads and foot- paths within the borough.—The estimate of Mr John Lloyd, builder, for the supplying of stone for the kerbing and ohanneling of Farmers-street was reoommended. The estimates for watering the streets were considered, and the one received from Mr John Hughes was reoommended. The Surveyor was directed to obtain estimates for the supply of road mikt;arial.-The Health Committee followed. In the absence of Alderman Dyson, ohairman, Mr J. Hall, deputy-chairman, presided. The water supply for the outlying distriots in the borough occupied considerable attention. The report of the medical officer gave seven births and 14 deaths. During the past four weeks 23 cases of diphtheria were notified, and out of that number four had died. The report strongly urged the cleansing and disinfecting of the houses iikfected.-The Sanitary Inspeotot stated he had issued a number of notices and in some oases where the sanitary requirements had not been carried out, prosecutions would follow.—At the conclusion of the committees a special oounoil meeting was held for the purpose of deciding upon the estimates for the watering of the streets. In the absence of the Mayor, Ald. S. K. Muspratt, Aid. A- W. Hughes presided. The Town Clerk then read the following estimates whioh had been reoeiied:-D. Erasmns, j024 Jos. Ames, L21 John Hughes, *21; John Evans, £ 24.—Mr Hugh Hughes proposed that the tender of John Hughes be aooepted. Mr 1 nomas Jones seconded.—Mr Thomas Parry proposed and Mr S. Daviea asoonded that the tender of D. Erasmns be aooepted.—John Hagbes reoeived six votes and D. Erasmus five. The contract was let to the former for A21. WBMH CONGaKOATIOxAL SUINUT SCHOOL UNION. -On Sunday last, the quarterly meeting of the Holywell District of the Welsh Congregational Sunday School Union, was held at Flint. Mr. Edw. Parry, Greenfield, presided, and there were repre- sentative delegates present from each church in the union with the exception of Chester; Secretary, Mr. I. Mynyddwr Roberts, Holywell. At the morning meeting a nnmber of children reoited psalms and ohapters from the scriptures, and Mr. Peter George oatechised the children upon the History of David, the answers given being of a satisfactory character, and showed an intelligent knowledge of the snbjeot. The singing was under the direotion of Mr. Parry, and was of an interesting character. In the after- noon the meeting of delegates was held when the arrangements for the forthcoming musical festival at Holywell, on the 24th June, was discussed. The next meeting will be held at Ffynnongroew, on the last Sunday in June. The subject appointed for the adult olasses was Genesis; for the middle classes Oyfarwyddwr" and for the children the History of David." The subjeot selected for the evening meeting was Ffyddlondeb." The union scriptural examination will take place on May 27tb, from 6 to 8.30 p.m. Mr. I. Mynyddwr Roberts was appointed to represent the Holywell district at the Welsh Congregational Union, to be held at Bridgend in July next. At the afternoon meeting the middle classes were catechised from Dr. Rees' catechism by Mr John Morris Ellis. Recitations were given by several of the scholars. At the evening meeting the senior classes and delegates were catechised on St. John x by Mr. Thomas Williams. Mr. W. Francis Jones, Flint, presented a number of children with books, won by them in the reoiting of portions of soripture. «
BAGILLT. A FVKAX OF NLTuan.-The other day a chicken was hatched by incubation, by Mr Hughes. of the Bagillt Arms, the sitting hen having deserted the egg. The inoubator was of the primitive and homely description—the fire-side I when the chicken oast the shell it was found that it possessed two heads and four legs to one body. The chicken is still alive and thriving. SCAB WESLKTAN CHAPBL. A very interesting entertainment was held at the above chapel on Wednesday Jast, under the presidenoy of Mr R. Mitohell, when readings and explanatory remarks upon I I Rb) o Lewis" were given by Mr Joseph Edwards (Ffynnonwyson), and Mr S. Owens, which were highly and enthusiastically applauded by the audienes. Messrs R. T. Jones and S. Owens ren- dered several solos and duetts during the evening. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Messrs Joe. Edwards and S. Owens, for the able manner they had entertained the audience. CQKFIBKATION SKBVIOB AT ST. MABY'S CHURM.- On Sunday morning last, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese attended St. Mary's Churoh, and administ- ered the rite of confirmation to over 45 candidates including a number of adults. The shortened morning service was taken by the Vioar, the Rev. Robert Owen. The ohoir was under the direction of Mr O. A, Thomas, organist. The Bishop delivered an address to the candidates and added some remarks to the large congregation assembled in the Church. He congratulated the Church upon the heartiness of the service and complimented thf'@p who assisted in the rnusioal portion of the service. He was pleased < to notioe it and trusted that it was an index to the < other work done in the parish. He was pleased to I hear from their Vioar that morning that he bad obtained a grant from the Church Extension Sooiety in support of additional olerioal work. He hoped it would be possible to further supplement the assistance by a grant from the St. Asaph Diocesan Society. He therefore trusted that the congregation would do their share, so far as it lay in their power, to help forward tne work now in progress in the parish.— The complimentary remarks of the Bishop were listened to with much appreciation. On Easter Sunday, the Choir will, it ia understood, be robed in oassooks and surplioes, an inovation which will doubtless meet with general approval. The choris- tera, between boys and men, number some twenty- four voioes, and assisted by a number of young ladies, this choir is well supplied. The services of the choir, under the able direotion of Mr 0. A. Thomas, choirmaster and organist, afford material assistanoe in the Church. PLOUGHING MATCH AT OAXLANDS.—On Tuesday, a ploughing match was held in Ooetia Wern—one of the fields belonging to Oaklands. Four prizes were offered for ploughing (restricted to ploughmen who had never won a first prise). The competition was an encouragement to young andaspiring plough- men, and resulted in a capital matoh between nine competitors. The guage was 6 in. by 8 in. and the butts of about half an acre were generally well turned over. The first and second prize-winners showed superior workmanship, and the j ad gee had no difficulty in separating those two from the other competitors. The difference, however, between the two heading the list was but slight, and it took the juiges some little time to decide the relative merits of the work. Mr Duokworth, Moor Farm, Haw- arden, and Mr Williams, Plasynllan, Halkyn, were the judges Messrs Daniel Jones, P.C., Gadlys, and Evan Davies, Gadlys, aoted as stewards and Mr W. T. Pierce was acting seoretary. The result of the matoh was declared as follows: -lat prize, Z2, Mr Robert Jones (owner), Plas Newydd, Northop 2nd prize, 1, Mr Arthur Jones (Mr Daniel Jones), Gadlys; 3rd prize, 10s., Mr Wm. Evans Tyn-y- Pistyll (Mr Deeth, Cefn-y-oeed); 4th prize, 5s., Mr Henry Mellor (Mr Isaao Hughes, Bedol).
HALKYN. VOLTTKTKBB MOVDCBHT. On Monday evening, Captain J. B. Feilding, accompanied by Colour- Sergeant Arthur Jones, and Sergeant-Instructor Bishop, attended at the Britannia Inn, Halkyn, for the purpose of enrolling young men desirous of becoming members of the Halkyn contingent of the Holywell Volunteer Corps. Over forty members joined the Corps. Great interert is taken in the movement by Mr Lester Smith.
PROSECUTION OF MINE-OWNERS. At Ruthin, on Monday, a oharge was brought by Order of the Home Secretary against the Llanarmon Distriot Mining Company and Matthew Francis, their agent, for not causing an adequate amount of ventilation to be constantly produced in the mine to such an extent as to keep the levels and working places and travelling roads in a fit state for working and passing therein. The mine wra reached by an adit level, nearly one mile in length. On February 17th, Mr Williams, assistant to Dr. Foster, inspector of mines, went to the mine, and, in company with the under-ground foreman, Mr Salisbury, proceeded to the working face. When sixty yards from this place Mr Williams felt that the ventilation was very bad, and complained to Mr Salisbury, who said it would be better when they got to the workings. Almost immediately afterwards a shot was fired, and their oandles were blown out. Two minutes later Ithey reached a cross out, and found two men at ) work in the midet of the fumea. The inspector at once complained to Mr Salisbury, who said there was plenty of air coming in from the compressed air pipe. There was no oomplaint made about the system of ventilation, if it were only properly carried out. Mr Williams, in cross. examination said he went to the mine since February 17th, and found the ventilation all right, but no shots had been fired then. For the defence it was contended that the system of ventilation in nee was the best obtainable, and the Act of Parliament only required that the rules as to ventilation should be carried out as far as practicable. The offence, if there had been any at all, was a trumpery one. After hearing witnesses for the defence, the benoh dismissed the cases.
IMPORTANT MINING PROSECUTION. HEAVY FINE. At Connah's Quay Petty Sessions, on Thurs- day, before Mr Chas. Davison, and other magistrates, the North Hendre Lead Mining Co., Limited, and Goodman Ellis, agent of the company, were summoned for oaasing to be stored on the 18th February, on the eastern side of the drainage level in the mine, boxes of cartridge blasting gelatine. There was also another summons charging them with the same offence on the western side of the drainage level. The summonses were taken out at the instance of Dr Clement Le Vere Foster, H. M. Inspector of Mines.-Mr J. P. Oartwright prosecuted on behalf of the Treasury, and Mr R. Bromley defended.—Mr Oartwright stated that on the day in question the assistant inspector paid a visit to the mine and went down in company with the foreman of the mine. Drainage operations were going on by hand drilling, and it was only possible for two men to work to- gether. That was important, because it could not be possible that the whole of the explosives could be required. It therefore came to a charge purely of storing. The inspector found two boxes of explosives on the west side and eight boxes on the other side. In each box there were six pounds of gelatinelbs. in the aggregate. The Act of Parliament said they were only entitled to have Ilbe. The inspector asked how it was those boxes. which appeared to be in a permanent way, were there, and the foreman said he thought they were entitled to do it. It was a very serious matter, and he asked for such a fine as such a manner of carry- ing on business like that really necessitated.— Griffith John Williams, assistant to Dr Foster, bore out this statement.—Mr Bromley, for the defence, said that there were a certain number of workmen in the mine and they had boxes, and instead of taking the whole of the 4lb. of gelatine they were entitled to the place where they were working they put it in those boxes and just took the small quantity they required. The boxes were 70 or 100 yards away from the place where the men were working.—William Rowland, of Urmston, near Manchester, man- aging director of the company, said if that quantity of explosives was supplied to the men it was contrary to all regulations, and the directors were very sorry that it had happened. He did not think it would be any good what- ever to contest the case any longer if there had been a technical breach of the law. He asked the Bench to treat them as leniently as possible. —The Bench retired, and on returning into court the chairman said they had unanimously decided to fine both the manager and the company £5 each and costs (A:,5 16a 3d)- (£16 16a 3d in all.
NEW ROADS ACROSS HALKYN MOUNTAIN. SPLENDID MUNIFICENCE OF THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER. The annual Halkyn parish meeting was held at the Schoolroom, on "Wedneøday evening lad, There was a large number of ratepayers present. Alder- man Peter Jones, J.P., presided. The first business of the meeting was the reading of the minutes of the previous parish meeting and confirming the same. The Chairman in addressing the meeting said that the Council came before the electors with a confident feeting that they had done all in their favour for the welfare of the parish, and he enumerated the various matters which had been under the oon- aeration of the oonnou since their last annual meeting. CHAKITIKS. In referring to the above, the Chairman said it had been a most intricate and difficult matter and given rise to an extraordinary amount of correspood- snoe, but he was glad to be able to ay they had appointed trustees to act with the Reotor in their management, in future. With regard to some of the lost charities he was not without hope that sume of them oould be recovered, and no opportunity would be lost io endeavouring to trace them. # WATER SUPPLY. This matter had received very careful attention as it is considered of first importance that all the inhabitants should have a clean wholesome supply of water within their reach. Some of their wells had already been repaired in a substantial manner and it was essential the remainder should be done with u little delay as possible. QUARRIES, Unfenoed quarries had received their notice, and complaints had been made to the District Council who had taken the matter in hand. Some had been made safe; others still remained in a dangerous condition, but it was incumbent upon them to see that the public should be protected from danger. BOADS. The state of the roads in the district had been a matter of loud and general complaint. They had laid this matter also before the District Council, and much already bad been done to remove the unsightly accumulations, and to render them more safe ani comfortable for traffic. The Rev. H. Uwchlyn Jones in thanking the Chairman for the lucid Account he gave of the work done by the Council, said that though much of the work was of necessity hidden from their view, suffioient was observable to show them that they had a band of painstaking parishioners who were willing to spend their time and their labour in the service of their fellowmen. Several other ratepayers spoke about the improve- ments commenced on the public wells and expressed a hope that the Counoil would soon have the remainder put in proper repair. NEW BOADS. The Chairman then explained to the meeting that one item on the agenda, and that a very important one for Halkyn, was the consideration of an offer of His Graoe the Duke of Westminster, to construct new roads over Halkyn Mountain. He explained that a deputation of the Council had waited on Mr Lester Smith (His Grace's agent), and had been promised new roads provided they oonsented to have them properly proteoted by a fence. A long disoussion followed and it was reeolved unanimously "That this meeting of freeholders and ratepayers of this parish, cordially agree with the proposal of His Grace the Duke of Westminster, to erect fences along the new roads proposed to be made over Halkyn mountain."—A hearty vote of thanks to His Grace passed for his magnificent offer. The finmoiftl statement of the accounts of the Parish Council, for the past year, showed that the preoept on the overseers hal b-en made for £ 15 total expenditure, flO 188. 5d. leaving a balance of S4 Is. 7d., to be carrie3 forward to next year's aooounts.
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Marriages. SlvKRif—SIXTJBBUBT—On the 18th ult., at St, Peter's, Eaton Square, London, Gu&tave Arundel, son of late H. A. Severn, Sydney N.S.W., and Lady Stansfeld, Rjtherfieli, Sussex, to Florenoe Emily, daughter of late E. G. Salusbury, Glao Aber, Saltney. formerly M.P. for Chester. Deaths. OooPBB-On the 28th ult, Thomas Lewis, son of Mr. John Cooper, Bagillt-street, Holywell, aged 7 months. HO-nf$-On the 27th ult, Catherine Amy, daughter Of Mr Edward Hopkine, Penybont, Bagillt, aged 7 months. HtraHBB—On the 27th nit, at the Workhouse, Holy- well, Isaao Hughes, of Moetyu, aged 77 years. Be-On the 31st ult., at Lower Primrose Hill Holywell, Alioe Maria, wife of Mr Wm. Junes' aged 39 years. ionin-on the 29th ult., at Penybont, Rhnddlan F^>wJilV"h • in 1,ct J5th r°". Ty nyooed, Towyn, Abergele, Susannah, relict 01 the late William Parry, ohemist, Denbigh. RXDTBBN On the 27th ult, Mr Absalom Redfern Hope House, Penymaes, Holywell, aged 42 years. IN MBM RIAM, JONES-In loving memory of Mr* Sarah An Jones, White Lion, Rhewl, MLstj n, who departed this life Apiil 2nd, 1895. t Dear mother a year hath fled, Since death reclined thy honoured head, In peacefw slumber now at rest, Thy image graven ia my breast, And when the grave restores her dead On thy dear breast I'll luy my head, Then life again to duet is given, I'll meet thee mother dear in Heaycru
MOLD PARISH.-BISTRE WARD (2). The election of councillors to represent this Ward on the Mold Pariah Oounoil, took place on Monday last, and was the only eontest in the parish. The following is the result of the poll:- 1 nomas J ones, Buokley #4 Joseph Shepherd, Buokley 78 Henry Fisher, Copper Fields. 31 Henry Fisher, Copper Fields. 31