BHOSESMOR. EISTEDDFOD ON VOEL GAER. PRESIDENT ON DAY-LIGHT SAVING. ADJUDICATOR'S VARIED CRITICISMS. The Rhosesmor Eisteddfod year by year ad. vances in popularity and in the influence of the competitions that there take place. Whit.Taeaday was fine and inviting, and orowde from all dirootionm assembled for the afternoon meeting in the large marquee erected on she slope of Voel Gaer. The oondaotor was Llifon," Corwen, who has become a favourite at the meetings. The adjudi- cator in music was Mr D. Jenkins, Mas. Baa., and in recitations, the Raw Evan Jones, Vioar of Mold, and U Llifon." Mr Tom Roberts, Buckley, was the aocompanlst. At the afternoon meeting, Mr B. Wynne Bankes (Soughton Hall) presided, and delivered a neat address in which he emphasised the necessity of taking dvantape of opportunity, and in whatsoever one did doing it with all might. In work or play it was needful to do their best, and then they would have the oonsciousness that they had played well their part and for their lide He trusted that that was the Bpirit of competition that afternoon. The results of the afternoon meeting were Children's solo," Marsh of Rhuddlan,I, Hettie Battley, Rhosesmor; 2, Lily Evans, Halkyn. Reoitiation (ohildren under 10), I- Who stole the natl" -1, Gwen Lewis, Rhosesmor; 2, L Parry, Flynnongroew; 3, (equal) Jennie Thomas, Rhos- esmor, and R Hartwell Morris, Naaneroh. Baritone solo, The Erl King," (R S Hughes)- 1, Robert Roberts, Halkyn Recitation (ohildren over 10 years), Death of Napoleon,"—1, Katie Roberts, Rhosesmor; 2. Sarah ISiiaabeth Jonee, Maikyn. Soprano solo, Eutreat me not to leave thee (Gounod)—1 (equal), Madame Gaorgina Thomas, Mynydd Isa, Mold, and Miss E Davies, Wrexbaao. Recitation (children), "Mae draen wrth y Pbosyn,I, Herbert Thomas, Rhosesmor; 2, R. Hartweli Morris, Nannerch; 3, (equal) Margt. Jones, Nanneroh, and Lilatt Perry, Ffynnongroew. J uvtnild choir competition, Hail! hail! (Tom Price), prize 43-1, Foelgaer Juvenile Choir (oon- ductor, Mr Garfield Jones); 2, Halkyn Juvenile Choir (conductor, Mr Wm Jonee). Pianoforte solo, (children), The Ash Grove," —1, Beatrioe William*, Tryddyn. Recitation, (over 16 years), "Julias Cesar,I, W J Griffiths, ficallan. ODiet ohoral competition, II Rest, soldier, rest," (J H Roberts), 412-lp Voel Gaer United Choir (Mr W J Harper, conductor); 2, Ffynnongroew United ohoir (Mr J Lloyd, oonductur). Gronant and Buokley ohoirs had entered but did not appear. The adjudication was bigblf complimentary, the Voel Gaer Choir giving a well nigh perfeot rendering, in expression, time and tune. He (the adjudicator) Wad never mote satisfied with any ohoir, and had no hesitation in awarding the prise to Voel Gaer. The evening meeting was equally successful, and as daikness set in the large marquise was brilliantly lighted with eleotrioity, Mr W. B. Yates, Oiloain Hall, was the president of the meeting, and delivered a speeoh that set the audience in the happiest mood. He said be WAS glad to see that in these days, when eo many things were passing away, that the Eisteddfod retaiued its popularity (applause). The stage coaoh had givea way to the train; the train, in tura, giving way to the motor car, and ho had no hesitation in predicting that the future generation of Weie omen would arrive and be pat down -t the Rhosesmor Pavilion by aeroplane (IDud applause). The reason why tbe Eisteodfud retained ita hold, however, was due to the fact that no invention as yet had been able to replaoe and imitate the human voice (hear, hear). Parliament was about to introduce a tre- mendous revolution in their lives in the form of the Daylight Saving Bill, whioh he desoribed as a bill to make them get up an hour sooner haD they wanted to, and to go to bed an hour sooner thaa they were ready to (laughter). By means of this Bill-and. there was a great deal to be said for it- the bricklayer would be enabled to begin the work of the day an hour sooner, while ne would be enabled to devote the remainder of the day with his wife, or playing oriukat, or with lying toll length on tne lend, that WAS what was ealied U back to the land" (much laugntei). It the Bill waa to be a snoeetii, however, all would have to act together, hence the need for an Act of Parliament. The doctors were all in favour of the Bill, because it would give the people more air and sunshine, and, indeed, everything watch would bring more eunshine into the lives ot the people of this oountry, woald be a good thing (eppiause). As he had stated before, there was a good deal to be said ia tavonr of the Bill, but although he did not object to the cows being taught te be milked sooner, he objected strongly to the oooks getting up an hour earlier (load laughter and applanse). The results included the following Contralto solo, The fisherman's wife" (E. J. Williams)-1, Madame Josephine Lewis, Oapel Curig. Duet (tenor and bass), What do I ace 11 (Jenkins) The adjudicator said, of Bob and Tom," it would be hard to find two competitors to have given a uiore excellent renderings and it was well worthy of the prise, and of the platform of the National Eisteddfod.—1, Meeers Tom Morrie, Brymbo and Robt. Roberts, Halkyn. Reoitation (seniors), "Gwron y Oouemaafjh IF-I (equal), Aneurin Jones, Si. Aeaph and T. Ainu joues, Rhosesmor. The adjudicator oondemaed tba exeitableness and false dramatio aotion, wita exaggerated emotion, that some of the competitors introduced into be recitations. He thought they as Celes were sufficiently exalt able, and wanted, in subjects selected and recited, a little more sweet reasonableness, more varitty and less shouting, Tenor solo, "Flowers of Paradise" (i&. S. Jdcghcs)—1, T. Morti" Brymbo. AKeoitation, "Mr Moody,"—1, Howell Jones, $xiou, Lianasa; 2, Myfauwy Rogers, Rhosesmor. Toe ohalienge solo competition (open), A2 8., brought eigiit competitors, who gave a variety ot pieces, mostly oratorial solos. The entertainment afforded by the singeis, was pleaBing to one audience as a musical treat, but drew forth from the adjuoioator a oenunaiation of the system of ohalienge competitions, which he deouribed as repuigneut-the very name was an invitation to "come to fight." It was unfair to competitors ana adjudicators, aad he hopea the, Committee would do away with ohalienge ouloo (hear, hear). They could not olassiiy all voioes and ail pieces. If he classified the bass, be should say Wilfred" was the best; in the tenor, he should bracket "Harold" and "T.M." In the sopranos, these I. were two excellent siugen. "Biiug the beat rube" was it fine aolo, buc a few wrong notes. Weber's Softly sigha was a fine, dramatic, and exceedingly tastoiul performance. Ilklear ye, larael" was good, and tuey heard steaay singing ringing through from beginning to end, He con- gratulated toe sif gers. Five competitors stood very nigu indeed. He divided the honours between "aottly ughs'' and "Hear ye, iBrael.'—Mus Eaith Da-ico, Wtexbom and Madame Ueorgma Tuouuas, Mjid. At the close of the proceedings, votes of thanks were accorded the President, and also to the offiuials, including Mr Edw. Humphreys (secretary), Mr Jos. Joubii (treMutet), and the OUUuDlliLce, of whom the Rev W. Aeron Davies, tue Vicarage, is chairman, and Mr R. Foulkes Wynne vice-snairman.
BAGIL.LT. EXCUXSH COHQBBQAXIOHAII Causes.—The Sunday School anniversary was held at tuis onuroh on Suuday last, when Mr John W Morris, Liverpool, preaeoed morning and evening, in an excellent manner, and the afternoon was devoted to interesting solos, recitations, choruses by the scholars viz;— Solo, Miss Gertie Williams; p»alm, Miss Eiaus Jane Jones; solo, Miss Maggie Davies;4peaim 37, Miss Nellie Hughes; solo, sliss Ellen Holland; recitation, AiLies Maage Jones; eoio, M188 Nclna Hnghes; address, Mr John W. Morris, Liverpool, subject, c. Oonseoration solo, saiss Madgs Jones; chorus, the Children recitation, Miss Nellie lilour chorus, the Children; recitation, Miss tvik Hughes.
FLINT. BVWWO.-Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons have informed Captain E. J. H. Williams that Mr R. B. Ellis has been successful in the South Kensington Shorthand Examination, obtaining a first class oertifioate. By gaining this certificate he has completed the ooarse for a full certificate of profioienoy. THE ODDFELLOWS' SPORTS The annual sports organised by the "Flint Castle" Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, M.U., and held en Whit-Tuesday, in the cricket: fi.ld, maintained their popularity, being the rendezvous of several thousands of people from the surrounding distriot. The Committee arranged a good programme of events, and the prizes being of good value the standard ot entrants is consequently bigh and enoourages keen competition. Tuesday afternoon was delightfully fine, and the ground in grand condition. The courie had been well laid- out, marked and fenced. The grand stand near to the winning poet was well patronised: Within the enclosure of the course, the band of the B (Flinty Goy. 6th Batt. R.W.F. (T.F.), discoursed selections and contributed the music for dancing during the afternoon and evening. There were alto other forms of amusements in the way of merry-go-rounds, swings, shootings, shooting galleries, and suoh like. The event;, according to the programme, were oapital. The interesting feature was undonbtedly the hone leaping in which five oat of the six horses entered competed, and gave a fine exhibition. Mr E. F. Gtifflgba' It igosebud was aoleanperformer, and was elosely followed by Mr W. K. Jackson's, "Tip top" The horse race-the anniversary stakes—drew four out of the five entered, and afforded a good run, and the keenest interest. The flat handicap contributed excellent sport. The dog usudiaip-a not to be regretted reanit-was more 01 lelll a farae, and the event seems to have died a natural death. Though five entries were reoeived, only tw dogs were slipped. A mistake on the part of.one of tbe slipptrs in delaying the release spoiled the race, and the arrangameut 10 re-run could not be amicably settled. The offioials of the sports deserve a word of praise for the arrangements, and the carry- ing out of the same, with suoh conspicuous success. The officials wera --judge (foot, bioyole, and dog events), Mr E. B. Cuiistopherson; jadge (hotbe eaping), Mr B. D. Lynes; clerks of course, Messrs G. Bentham, E. J. Rogers, and T. Morris horse judges, Messrs R. Howarth and J. Bobannan; clerk of soahs, Mr Robert Joues; handicapper, Mr G. Johnstone; marksmen, Messrs T, B. Bellis, W. Walton, J. Bellis; starter, Mr O. I, Bishop; number board, Messrs J. E. Shone and Mr 0. Jones; competitor's steward, Mr T. Richardson; judge (horse race) Major Dyson; treasurer, Mr Hugh Owen stewards, Major Dyson, Messrs R. Jones, J. Bibby, T. B. Bellis; secretary, Mr James Griffiths. The events resulted as follows 120 yards flat handioap-First heat, 1, E Reynolds, Flint, 2, P. Evans, Flint; seoond heat—1, E. J. Doyle, Shotton, 2, E. E. Clarke, Wrexham; third beat-J; E. Williams, Hawarden, 2, LI. Bibby, Flint; final— 1, J. E.Williams, Buokley; 2, E„ J. Doyle, Shotton; 3, E.E. Clarke, Wtexham. One mile bioyole handicap—First heat—1, J. J. Roberts, Old Colwyn, 2, F.titarhey, Kiugsley, 3, J. E. Jones, Glan Conway; seoond heat—R. Stacey, Flint, 2, J. Williams, Marohwiel, 3, E. Williams, Flynuongroew final-I, J. J Roberts, Old Colwyn; 2, F. Starkey, Kingsley; 3, J. E. Jones, Glan Conway. 100 yards schoolboys' handioay-l, Wm. Davies, Flint National; 2, Thos. Hough, Flint Counoil; 3, Newton Smith, Flint Council. 440 yards fiat handicap-Fir-t host-1, E. Prioe, Flint, 2, E. J. Doyle, Shotton, 3, S. Curtis, Boughton; second heat—1, J. Bennett, Flint, E. Reynolds, Flint, 3, J. Harry, Buokley. Horse race (about 6 furlongs). Anniversary stakes of 8 sovereigns second to receive £ 1 out of the stakes.—1, R. J. Roberts' Peter Pan, aged 2, Mr E. S. Rogers' Aunty Sally, aged. Horiia leapiog-1, Mr E. F. Griffiths's Rosebud 2, Air W. K. Jaoksoas' Tip Top; 3, Mr H Pierce's Beauty. 200 yards dog handioap-I, E. Mallin's Rose; 2, R. Jose&, Tip.
FLINT MEN CONVICTED OF POACHING. On Thursday last, at Connah's Quay Sessions before Mr t. J. Reney and Mr r3, Viofcars, two Flint men named John Richard Jtiobmson and Richard Hayes were charged with trespassing in pursuit of game at Vron Bach, Plaa Belin, Northop, on May 19th; Booinson was also charged with killing, game during the olose mossonand without a lioense. Mr J. B. Marston, who prosecuted, said that at 5 a.m. on May 19th Mrs Eliz6 Jones, who occupied a house near the field where the offenoe was oommitted, was at her bedroom window when she saw tne two defendants come down the road and stand opposite the house, ten yards from the window near whioh she stood. Bobinson bad a gun, and Hsyes carried a bag. Bobinson tired the gun and killed two patridges, a ouok and a hen. Hayes then went into the field and put the birds in the bag. Defendants afterwards made off. Shortly alter five o'clock, when they had killed the birds, they mei a man named Richard Cave, who had known defendants for a long time. Robinson then had the gun and Hayes had the bag on his shoulder. The three men had some conversation togktaer and then separated. Mr Marston pointed out that this was a most disgraceful case of poaching. By shoot ID g the birds defendants had done a great deal oi harm to the gentlemen who had the spotting rights over the property. Mrs Elizabeth Jones and Richard Cave cor- roborated. Mr Herbert Jones, who defended the men, said defendants had been out ferreting. Bobinson denied that he was carrying a gun, bat said he had a paddle with him. Both men emphatically denied that they were poaching. Defendants corroborated, and cross-examined they aaid the staxy of the prosecution was a made-up affair. Bobinson, who had 33 convictions against him, was fined El in each case, and costs; hlie Hajea Wà8 Jined 10s. and COIUS" The alterna- tives were a month's hard labour in each oase for.ggbiuoon, and 14 days for Hayes.
PRESTATYN. EIISKODFOD.—The feature of Monday at Prestatyn a.8 the sixtu annual EiBteddfod in ttle Town Hall. The hall was filled with an enthusiastic audienue. Mr. Robert Davies presided at the afternoon meeting. The principal acjuaioations were:—Piano suio ("hildten unaer 16), Miss Diiys Jones, Liverpool. White oambric overall for ohild, Miss Hughes. Wesley Houle, Meliden. Two waite calico petticoats for child, same winner. Children's iiolo (under 12), I Mine V Wilson, Gronant; 2, Miss A Elder, Gwespyr, Recitation (nhildien under 16), 1, Reggie Maokay. Birkenhead; 2, Mies Dorothy Laird, Birk«nheau. Translation, English to Welsh, divided between Mr. Tom Morris, Birkenhead, and W. R. M. a." Ccoohe antimaoassars, Miss Littler, Liverpool ano Rhyl. Lady's nightdress, Mios Hughes, Meiioeo. Hand horn, 1, Mr. T. R. Jonee, Prestatyn; 2, Mr. T. Fiimston, Prestatyn; 3, Mr. R. Thompsju, Prestatyn. Challenge aolo for children (12 to 16), Hubett Jones, Wrexham. Pincushion, Mrs Littler The test piece for mate voice choirs, ot 16 t., 2d I voices, was The Roman Soldiers (Dr. Prothero), Six ohoirs competed, and the prize was awarded to Broughton. Baritone solo, Air Bob Robtrts, Halbyu. Cnildcen's choir, Gronant (conductor Mr. W. Humphreys). »
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Cricket. HOLYWELL TABERNACLE v. CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE; This caatoh was played at Ffordd Fer, on I Saturday hut. Scores CIIUBCH UDI' BRIGADE. F MacNamara, b Parry 0 W Littler, b Parry 2 RT Jones, b Parry 0 Rev G d Oope, run out 11 Ernest Jooes, c and b Parry 0 Alan Jooes, c and b Furry I Ernest Haghes, b Parry,. 0 Ll Jooes, s Jonee 0 W Ja koon, b Parry 0 J E Kennedy, s P*rry 1 R H Trotter, not out 0 Total 16 SABBBNAOXiX. W Williame, c and b Jones 5 O Rees, c and b Jones. 9 J Jones, b Jones 9 J Jones, bCope 15 R C Williams, not out. 1 W Sibeon, 0 MaeNamara, b Cope. 0 J T Rob to, b Ocpe 1 A L Jones, o Littler, b Cope. 0 A Scott, b A Jones 4 G Thomas, 0 A Jones, b E Jones 12 J Parry, Ibw 0 Extras 4 Total 68 MOSTYN PARK v LLANYOHAN* This match was played at Mostyn on Saturday last, resulting in a draw in favour of the home side. Llanyohan batted first 011 an easy wieket, patting together 132, nearly half of these being from the bat of Mott, his runs being got by very steady cricket. Swainson and Withiugton were the only players who gave him any asiutance. With less than an honr to play Mostyn found it impossiole to knook the runs off although Bowen and E. Ingham made a great attempt both players treating the speotators to some very clean hittiag. 00 drawivg stumps the soore stood at 83 for threa wickets. LLAHYCHAlf ADD DIBTRICT. C C Mott, 0 Treweek, b Hoopwood 61 R Ivor Jones, b Watson 0 Dr Cilvert, b Watson. 0 A Swaiuson, c Bevington, b Adams, 19 R P Withington, b Hop wood II) R 0 Jones, ran out 9 T White, 0 Sutoliffe, b Watson o 4 R B Bearell, not out I A E Jones, run out. 0 W Williams, b WAtion 3 J Hughes, c Malbon, b Watson 0 Extras. 17 Total. 132 MOflTTN PARK. E Bevington, run out 4 li Sutcliffe, b J Jones. 13 V Bowen, b Jones 41 E Ingham, not out 18 0 Rop wood, not out 4 TIn" bam ") Watson ) J H Adams did *ot bit A C Williams J L Treweek J Extras tt. 3 Total for 3 wiokets 3 MOSTYN PARK CRICKET CLUB. FIXTURES FOR 1909. Date. Club. Ground RcsuW May 8 Prestatyn .home 171 73 15 Winniogton Park home 65 124 22 Vale of Clwyd. away 187 43 29 Llanycban home *83 132 Jane 1 Sale home 3 Manchester Clifford home 6 Yale ot Clwydhome 12 19 Sbotton home 26 B&tO- Park &,WAY July 3 Hawarden Park home 10 Eaton Park. home 17 Rhaddlas away 24 Llandudno home 31 Mr Rowe's, MoteleyXI ..homo Aug 7 14 Llanyehan away 16 Mr Parson's Rugby XI. home 21 Hawarden Park,away 28 Llandudno .away Sip. 4 -Pte&tAtyu away 11 Rbuddlan. .@*home drawn games COUNTY MATCHES. July 8 Flintshire v. Denbighshire At Flint. July 14 Flintshire v Carnarvonshire, At Mostyn. Aug. 4 Flintshire v Montgomeryshire At Mostyn. Aug. 9 Flintshire v Denbighshire,, c, At Denbigh. Aug. 11 Flintshire v Montgomerythire. At Nestown. Aug. 25 Flintshire v Carnarvonshire. At Bangor. 0 Golf. HOLYWELL GOLF CLUB. Result of monthly stroke competition held on Whit-Monday, May 31st, 1909. Na.me Score. Handicap Net Score T.O. Roberts 97 18 79 R. E. Joy 95 12 83 Dr H. W. S. Williams 98 14 84 Rev J. W. Thomas 103 18 85 O. B. Beutou 109 18 91 T. J. D. Jones 113 18 95 H. D. Lynes ..110 14 96 A Mo sop Robinson 118 18 100 A. J. Walton 117 16 101 Gordon Jones 131 22 109 LADIES COMPETITION. R.E.Joy 95 12 83 Dr H, W. S. Williams 98 14 84 Rev J. W. Thomas 103 IS 85 C. 8. Becston 109 18 91 T.J. D.Jones .,113 18 95 H. D. Lynes ..110 14 96 A Mo sop Robinson 118 18 100 A. J. Walton 117 16 101 Gordon Jones 131 22 109 LADIES COMPETITION. Mrs T. O. Roberts 143 34 109 Mrs W. W. Goeaage.. H0 26 114 Mi as Thomas 129 16 114 Mrs Trevor Jones «, 182 39 li3 Mrs Trevor Eyton 156 10 156 Mrs Thomas 186 30 156 Mrs Thomas 186 30 156
OARMEL. CONCERT.—-On Wednesday evening week, a very enjoyable and successful ooncert was held in the Council School, and was in aid of Oarmel Oalvinistic Methodist Chapel. Mr H. Vaughan Lloyd, Oompton House, Holywell, presided, and in his opening (remarks referred to Carmel Chapel as one of the finest edifices in the oounty in style and situation. He also referred to the effu ts which the triends at Garmel were making to free the chapel from debt, and in which he wiehed them every success. The aeoompanista were Miss Gwladys E Owen, Pantaeapb, and Mr J Howard, Holywell, The programme was as follows: Pianoforte eolo, Miss G. E. 'I Owen; Song, The Japanese Songs" Miffs J Daviee, Dyserth Bong, Niagara," Mr Frank Nicholson, Gwespyr; song, Y gardctas tach," Miss H A Jones, Babell; song, "Goo, Ooo," (encored), Miss Muriel Phil pe, Holywell; song, Ora pro nobis," (encored), Miss Daviee; re- ci ation. Yn aberth er dy fwyn." Mies Mamie Williams, Abbey Farm (encored) song, "I am thinking," (encored), Mr J H Jennings, Hily- well; song, "Fechgyn Cymry," (encored), M' Nicholson; part song, Y Milwyr Rhutainig,i Rhydwen Prize Party; song, 0, rhowd i m. bregeth Gymraeg." (encored), Miss H A Jones" song, Aethore," Miss Muriel Philips recita- lion, The bashful bachelor," (encored), Miss Mamie Williams; song, "Bwthyn yi amddifad," (enoored), Miss Davies; part song, "S&r y boreo." Rhydwen Priza Party; fO!lg, "H The children's home," (enoored), Mr F Nicholson; recititioii and song, (encored), Mr Jennings duet, "Excelsior." Miss Davies and Mr F. Nicholson. A vote of thanks to the Chairman, the artistes, and accompanists was passed on the proposition of the ev Edward Parry, seconded by Mr R t; Daviee.
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HOLYWELL BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Friday last, when there were present :-HI Jas. Prince (chairman), Mr J. Petrie vice-chairman), Mrs Johnson Jones, Sirs Batters, Miss Evans, Miss White, Rev Watkia Williame, Rev Dr Oliver, Messrs W. Roberti, W. Aatbury, T. Humphreys, T. J. Reney, W. H. Lloyd, Edw. Evans, Bdw. Jones, D. Hughes, J. Prioe, E. Wynne, J. Matthews, E. F. Hatrisong Peter Evans; Oleck, Mr P. Harding Roberta; Assistant Olelk, Mr W. H. Roberts; Relieving Officers, Messrs J. H. Edwards, S. T. Edwards and R. T. Price. rHB souNI3 The number of inmates in the House last Board- day was 218; admitted since, 12; discharged, 18 deaths, 2; number remaining (including 22 child- ren in the Oottage Home, 210; as compared with 201 daring the corresponding period last year. There were 219 vagrants relieved during the fort- Bight, as against 240 for the same period last year. OLD ACIB AND ran SIMPLE LEFS. Mr Petrie said he was somewhat struck by noting that of nine old people on the relief list for Green- field, the average age was 81 years.—The Chairman Bad you referred to It a few minutes ago, I abould have drawn your attention to some on the list over 90 years of age.-Mize Evans: The oldest recipient of ttlief died last week at the age of 92 yesis.-The Chairman: That is the advantage of living the I 141ople life, just keeping to tea and a bit of bread aid batter.—Mr Humphreys: A good glass of beer and bread and eheese, that is what most of them have for sapper. AN APPRECIAMOLF OF MLIH7. The Chairman said a letter had been received from the eon of a Halkyn oat-door pauper, lately deoea<ed, whiah he thought was worth reading. The letter ran— Dear sir, I wish to inform yon of my father's death, and thank you kindly for what you have done for him in the past." Continuing, the Cttairman said: We do not get many letters like that. In my opinion, most of them are ungrateful. I am glad there are some sons thankful for what help we have given their fathers (hear, hear). VIUTING. Mrs Johnson Jones and Mts Jones, Mold, reportod having visited the Workhouse and Cottage Home, whioh they found 18 a satisfactory state. Several matters 01 a minor character were recorded. INXT FOB QHH: AIVBK THBBH, In regard to one of the three oases of deserted families, reported at the last meeting of the Board, it was stated that the father of a family of three sent three euillings for the eldest daughter, to pay her fate to Chester. The Master took the giri, along With the other two children, and left the three with the man. —The Master: He sent the fare by wire, and directed the girl to meet him In Chester. He was taken aback when be saw the other two child- ren. "What will I do with these P he asked. to Do what every other father does with his ohildren —look after them," I said. I also told him if the children again became chargeable to this Union, the Guardians will be very severe with him.—The Board approved of the action of the Master.- Another oase reported upon was of a more satis- factory nature on the part of the parent.—The Board deoidu to await results, &if con tinuing satisfactory, to lavourably consider the oase.—The Clerk remarked that it seemed a singular coincidence that the three oases of children being left in the Workhouget the Parents hailed from Albert-place, Oonnah's Quay. Child desertion appeared to have been epidemic in that locality, which was only a terrace of some eight houses.—The Chairman: I cannot help it (laughtei). -11.18 Batters: I only asked if they were from Oonnah's Quay.—Mr Lloyd: They are all right in Connah't Quay. IIBI BROW:" S IKTBBVIIW. Mrs Brown is a Connah's Quay woman, whose husband left her with throa ohildren. She appeared before the Board to apply for out-relief.—1The Ohairman: I have seen you many times P-Hrl -brown: Yes, sir; and I have seen you, too.—Yon want to go out?—Yes, sir.-tiava you got a home? -y tll, sit; I have sent for the furniture to Oonnah's Quay.—I have had a lot of trouble with you ?—Yes, you know all about me.-Yeii. I do. You kept your- self very respectably for a long time, when you Joined Stoe Salvation Army. They did a lot of good tur yon tlieu, and I am sorry you ever loft the Army, li you are allowed to go put, and given Some relief, will yon look after youi ohildren ?—Yes, sir.—ihe application was granted. ODJI TO ABOMOW. The Master gave particulars of three ohildren who Oouia be adopted on the boarding-cut system. B4TX8EXJSB wita BKPIBB DAIT. The Master rsported that a Union Jack was obtained at a cost of 12s. id., and was hoisted on oapiew Day. The boys and girls, to the number of 6, were brought to see the flag, and it was ex- Plained to them what the flag meant to the Empire, '1111 wnat the Empire meant to them in their future Ute»—Ms W. fl. Lloyd; Are you satisfied, Miss htvans?—■Miss Evan*; Yes. I think it right, on Such uays, that explanations should be given the Qnildren. It has a greater impression on their Memory. BPXOTAULDI) ammoun. The Rev Dr Oliver enquired as to the eye sight of the children in the Cottage Home, and as to whether auy *era secommonaed for apectaolesP-Vhe Clerk replied that the children attended the day schools, and had been examined. One child was reoom- mended for special examiustion.-As a spesialist was making a visit to the sohools, it was agreed that the child oe etamined.—The Master, at the request of the Board, said he woaid lie to the ohild being examined. rlBII QUABBa AND aAEBSt QUAUN,, Two samples oi fire guards were submitted by the Master; the Guardians propose to supply to paape 'anulies. One sample, semicircular, was at Is. td. fifton, the other square-obiong, waB at 2s. 9d.—Mr *etne reeommended tue latter as the hafest and least likely to be removed from a fiie place.—Mr J. Petrie poposea, and Mr T. Humphreys seoonded that the 8iao<i Shards be obtained.—The Rev W. Williams said it was the most ridiculous thing Over heard of. He did not believe the parents would eYer put the guards befure the flte.-Ur Petrie said they provided tor the safety of the children, the tespousibility would be upon the parent that the 0ttildren were kept guarded from the fire.-Mi keney proposed, and Mr J. Matthews seconded, an amendment, to aosept the small sized and cheaper fife guard.—Mr Petrie contended that the semi- oitoular guard was inconvenient when any oooking vtoo being done, and would have to be removed. Ha thought it would not prove a safeguard against "-A. vote was taken, when the numbers tied with thT *Tho Chairman oomplainod that some of Wiii *r<1iaas did not vote*—The Rev Watkia too« atiu it was only a waBte of the ratepayers' second vote was taken, when, by six to,& five, the smaller fire guard was selected.— g* *>etrie: There is no safety in them.—Mr r^Phrevs; They may be cheaper, but they aie 1 'h« best. rn i'LHAMOB AMD BIULFS fi&snoial statement showed a balance in hand Th » cheques required for £ 362 10s. Id.-— *he itelievmg officers were granted cheques for Ceuef to the following amounts:— Mold district £ 140..600 persons Holywell district,. £ 110,.471 persona Wliitfofd distriet,. £ 90..322 persons .8a soon BAtB ON consave QU&T. Mr Petrie asked for a return of the poor rate of Oonnah's Quay. He notioed that Oonnah's Quay people called upon "be Guardians to cartail expenses. Jtte dia not think the Guardians inourred any ex. peuses that required ourbailment.-The Clerk stated the amount ot call iot Common Fund purposes of the Gnardians for the hall-year endiiig Michaelmas was 4808, as againiit,4815 78 Od. for the corresponding period last year. He cauld not say how much in the the pariah may require, but taking the total of all the parishes, and aivtded by the rateable falue, the late would be 9 1.10ci. ill tbe Mr Petrie thought the Guardians ought to defend themselves. It was sUied the poor rate at Oonnah's Quay W88 As.lid. in UiQ £ In fact, it was notiiiug of the kind; the rate -four Law purposas was only Is* 0^d. in the £ bad more ditUculty with Connah s Quay, its and families, than with any other part of the ^tUyu.—Mi Humphreys. Refer them to Mold, that »beretui«gsshould oeeurtaUed.-Mr Feme: Let tula Countv OuuDcil speak tor itself, we speak for our- beived.-Ar Humuhreje: They are the people who tuu money.—Mr Reu*y said they were told *ate would be less ou aooount of a la>g*> asssss° 140FAtt but H wm jglq%tly iB«fW«d,-The Oharlllu. mmmmwm oonsidored that the Guardians were economical.- The Oierk remarked that the County Oonnoil demand was for jC L,200, as against;6660 for the corresponding period last year.—Mr Humphreys: These things have been said many times, but do not seem to have any effect. It is time to have a change, aad to move these people who keep np our rates.—Mr Lloyd Next March you will have the chance. Wait until then.-Mi Humphreys; It is time the whole country knew of it. XXHB FOR A QBBAT OLBABAWOB. Circulars relating to the provisions of the Child- ren's Act were received from the Local Government Board, and directions were given that English and Welh copies be reprinted for circulation.—The Rev Wa kin Williams: I have had some experience of this Board for many years, and I hope the Com- mission will sweep Boards ot Guardians awi«y.—The Chairman: Hear, hear we all agrae with you.— Rev Watkin Williams I hope it will be soon, before they are the ruin of everything ia the sountry.-rhe Chairman: Do you propose sending a petition to the Government ? If you do, I will second you. Sweep is away with the besom of destruotion (laughter).— Rev Watkin Williams: The sooner it is done the better.-Reir Dr Oliver: I don't believe in it. I support the resolution against doing away with Boards of Guardians.-On the proposition of Mr Humphreys, it was deoided that the Relieving Offioers be inspection offioers under the Children's Act, and it was also agreed that they be paid 95 a year for their services. The appointment and pay- ment be for one yeas only. OOMTBAGX8. The following tenders had been accepted by the Contracts Committee, and were confirmed by the Board ;— Forty-five men's brown cord trousers, 6s. lid. each.- Me"ro Gamer and Williams, Oonnah's Quay. One piece cheek, 40in. wide, 6id. per yard 3 doz. white ootton reels, Nos 10 and 24, 2s. lid. pet doz. -Masers Jones and Sons, Mold. Six doz. men's graudtille skirts, 30s. per doz. one pieoe brown striked bad ticking, Its. Id. per yard half-dozen stays, sizes 24, 26, 28, 2s. lOd. each one gross stay laces, 108. 3d. per gross; one dos. toilet hair brushes, 14s. 3d. per dot.; one gross blaok horn vest buttons, lid. per doa.; one gross safety pins, 9s. 6d. per groin.-Me James Ayer, Viotorla House, Holywell. Six dos Bohon sheets, 90in. by 72in„ 6s. eaob; two pieces thick grey calioo, 34in. wide, 4d. per yd.; 14 boys' brown cord suits, 6s. 6d. each; 18 boys' tweed suits, 6a. each; three dox. boys' handkerchiefs, In. 6d. per doz. one gross frame tape, 3s. 4;1. per gross; lib each black, drab, and grey thread, 3s. lOd per lb.; two doz, small tooth oombs, li.. lid. per doz. Mr A. Lloyd, Albert House, Holywell. 1 wo doz. boys' caps, 6s. per doa.; one piece brown Hessian, 61cl. per yard.—Mr Bugh Williams, Mold. Two doa. galvanised buckets, 10s. 6d. per dose i two dos. blaok lead brashes, lOa. 6d. per doa.; one dca. hair floor brushes, 2s. 2d. each; one doz. cane floor brushes, 16s. per dom. balf-doz. cans floor brushes, 13s. 6d. per doz.; two doz. fibre floor brushts, 6s. per doz.; two doa. hand brashes, 3s. per doz.-Useara Hughes, Birmingham Houss, Holywell,
HOLYWELL RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. At the fortnightly meeting of the above Counoil, on Friday last, there were prte-ont-Mesers William Roberts (chairman), Wm. Astbury, J. P.trie, Ldw. Evans, Edw. Jones (Gronantj, J. Price, E. Wynne, Thos. Humphreys, D. Hughes, J. Matthews, Rev. Watkin William*, Mra Johnson Jones, Mrs Batters; olerk-Mr P. H. Roberts; assistant clerk-Mr W. H. Roberts; surveyors-Keiwrs E. Foulkee, Mold and J. M. Williams, Holywell; inspectorii--Kessre E. W. Jones, Mold and J. P. Jones, Holywell. GALOHOO OOZiIXBBY ROAD. The Surveyor stated that the North Wales Roller Company wero prepared to provide a steam roller, &0, fat the Galohog road, at 19s. a day. He proposed scarifying the road and expected the work would be completed in a fortnight-Mr Astbury deei ed that the work be pushed forward, as the colliery would shortly be working full time, and traffic would be increased. uuswoos ma sroauns. It was reported that Oaptain MoGregor, of tbe Mold Fire Brigade, recommended oae fire oydraat for Qneen-street, Leeswood, it others were required they should be 300 yards apart. The Mold Com- mlttee rooommonded that one hydrant be provided.— The report was oomfirmed. BOUBB FAUWB AV HATXTTT, The Inspeotor reported upon a house at Halkya whioh had been condemned as overoiowded and in a filthy condition. He explained that the conditions were temporarily. improved, the house having been cleaned and whitewashed but was liable to revert to its former condition.-The Inspector was directed to proceed in the event of a recurrence of the conditions he had oondemned.—In reply to questions, the Inspector stated that there was a dearth of houses at' Halkyn, one could not he got for love or money. GWIoUWBGOB BOADC Mr J. Price enquired if there was any communica. tion from the Gwaenyegor Parish Council with reference to the proposed alteration to the road 10 reduce the steepness, and to remove the eorner. The Parish Ooanoil at their last meeting resolved that the work aa carried out, and he understood that applica. tion would be made fas the alterattons. An 80 application had been reoeived he suggested that. subcommittee be appointed to enquire into the proposed work.—The Surveyor said tae cost of the work would be from £ 26 to 930,-The Clerk said as no application had been received from the Parish Oonnoil, the District Council could not anticipate tbe reasons.—The Surveyor said he would report farther and the matter was adjourned to the next meeting of the Oounag.-Mr Edw. Wynne observed that tbe reduction of the steepness of the road was badly needed, not for the sake of the motor ears, but for the sake of the farmers who had to pay the rates. ftBHVOB WATER. The Inspector submitted plans of the propose pipe line from Marshaadwr to Trevor, to supply the latter plase with witter.-In reply to a question as to tbe distance from Ffynnon Oswald, the Inspector said the distance was 2,100 yards without allowing for deviations from the direct line.-It was pointed out that Mr Cope who had introduced the matter to the notice of the Council, had not yet replied to the com- munication which had been forwarded to him. The Counoil deoided to defer the consideration of the plan submitted by the Inspector until the reply was reoeived from Mr Cope. u ClOINQ SO oua BtJØ/1 Pitopanlr Cl WS BBV. WASKlM WILLIAMS. The Rev. Watkia Williame eaid he thought they were getting into an awful state throughout the country. The expenses were tremendous and the Council should do what they could to oat them short, but anything that anyone brought forward was taken up. The councillors were dumb instead of speaking up and keeping the expenses down. Rates were already nearly double what they were, and would be higher. It was time a move was made. He had been a guardian and a oounoillor of Holywell UnioD for 38 years, and never saw anything like the present condition ot things. Everybody waa spending money, and they were going to their ruic-The Chairman: What money are we spending P-Bcv. W. Williams: It is awful.—The Chairman; Point out what we are spending.—Rev. Watkia Williams: There is no doubt you are spending a great dell more money than ia necessary; on the roads aud in everything else. You are ruining the oountry (laughter, a Voice Poor Chairman ")- No matter what anyone wants he gets it. You are the headman, and yoa should stop it.-Tbe Chairman s We will change places next March. You shall come here.—Rev. W. Williams It is just the same in the County Coanoil. The country will come to nothing,—Tue diunssion then ceased. NEW NOUN. Plana of a house at Waiwen, Lixwm, were sub- mitted by the Inspector, who staced that the house was about to be built for Ali Millar. ————
LIGHTING-UP TABLE, All Cycles and other Vehicles in this District muBt be lighted up as stated in the following table. Thursday Jons 3. 9.30 Friday, Jane 4 9.31 fsatutdity, June 6., 9,34 Sunday, Jane 6, 9.33 Monday, Jane 7. 9.34 Tuesday JaM 8. 9.36 Wtdnegflty, June 9.36
Markets and Fairs. OaROB COBV, SATOBDATS—All English grain in small supply, holders asking full prices. Tne rams of the past week have somewhat checked the demand | for feeding stuffs, cut quotations generally are firm I at reoent tates. Fl^ur quiet, about uuohaugec. I Foreign wheat quiet, about lid"QrlOO .bØloW |Toe»dfy. i J
BRYNFORD TRXBUXB TO THE MRxoR-t OF oNE OF HOLYWKLl's Son.-An esteemed reader writes us as to a paragraph whiob appeared in our last issue, and remark, W e were glad to read in yonr last issue an aooount of the marriage of Mr Reginald Waterbonse Jones, of the West Afti.-an Bank. t Miss M. G. Williams, of Rbyl, and we wioh th e young couple all happiness. Many of us ..i 1 romembeir his father, tbe late William Watnrhous Jones, Esq., who began his career in the Natio- al Provincial Back in this town, where he made numerous friends by his kindness and urbanity. Afterwards he was promoted to a ms> agxrsbii in a branch of the same bank in South Wal P, where he resided for many years. He was well- known and respected as a faithf Ilvyal churchman and Conservative, and we are glad to know that all his sons and daughters are following in his footsteps.
Nr, Albert Chevalier, the coster comad,a11", tells of six amusing story of a Hyde-park theologian. This gentleman had for audience a nursemaid with two children, a sleeps tramp, sitting on the opposite seat, and a hungry-looking dog. "Now, ladies and gentlemen," said the orator, "wot I s'ys is true, as any Egyptiologist in mo distin- guished audience can prove." Abdul Hamid, the deposed Sultalf ot Turkey, is a man of regular habits and ab- stemious life. His food consists usually of vegetables, a little meat, and boiled rice, served with a particular baucc- His druik is ,f' ;r 1' I"
I TERRITORIAL ARMY. PRESENTATION OF COLOURS TO THE FLINTSHIRE REGIMENT BY THB LADIES OF THE COUNTY, LADY FLORENTIA HUGHES begs to announce that she has d. cided t keep the Subscription List for the obove fund open beyond the dat (Jane 1st), mentioned in the letters which she has addressed to tbe Fdntshire Laditlli, eo as to give tboss who have not yet replied, bat who may wish to s-nd a oontribotion, the opportunity of doing so. Her appeal bas already bsen met with a gener- ous response, and tte subsoription list as it stands up to date, is appended. It has however, been ascertained, that the cost of the colours will be higher tban E41-tbe priae first quoted; and that the sum of £ 60—65 will be required, therefore. further subscriptions are urgently needed, and will be gladly r,ceived by the—Hon. MABY HUGHES, Kinmel Park, Abergele. May 27th, 1909. SUBSCRIPTION LnT: -LLady Florentia Huahes JEI Ie Lady Mostyn of Taiacre, £3 3s. Mary, Lady Hanmer, £1 Is. Mrs Howard (Wvgfuir), £ 1 Ie.; Mrs Pendant, ids.; Mrs Arthur Heatoc, £ 1 Is.; Mrs Waltball, 5s. Mrs Kynaston-Mainwa'ing, 10s Mrs Bate, lo,. Mrs Sheriff-Roberts, £1 It.; Misa Sh-riff-Robert?, 10.. 6d.; Miss Ralli, jEl: Mrs Walter Yates, tl Mr" Foybery, JE1 Ie. The Honble. Mrs Gladstone, £1 Is. Mre John Eldon Backes. tl Is. Mrs Lloyd-Price, £1 ].a. Mra Kyrke, JE1 la.; Mrs Trevor Eyton, 10s. 6d.; Mrs R. F. Bireh, 10.4. The CoQcte-s of Denbigh, 3s. 8d,; Mrs Edwin Morwan, it. 6d.; Mrs W. Jones (Llanerah), £ 1; Mrs Randle Mainwaring, 10s; J Mrs Rowley Conwy, £1 Im. Mrs Charles Lewis, JS2 29.; The Lady Mostyn, il Constance, Lady Bates, ile. Is. The Hocbie, Mrs George Kenjon, £ 1; Mrs Horace Mayhew, £1 Is.; Mis J. Herbert Lewis, £1 Is.; Lady Tate, £1 Is.; Mrs Edwards (The Palaoe), 51. Mre Bodaicom, ii Itt.; Mrs Peel, 10s.; Mrs Suromtrs, £ 1 lp. Mrs Peter Roberts. £1 Is. The Visaoantess Somhwell, 10s. 6d. Miss Mesham, £1 Is. Miss and Miss Evelyn Pilkington, 10t. Miss Price (The Deanery), 5e.; Miss Watts (Bronwylfa), 2s. 6d.; Mrs Cbarles Biiokler, 10s.: Mrs Isaaa Taylor, 10s. Mrs Alexander Fair Jones, il Mrs AItken, £1 lq. Mrs A. G. Davies, 5s.; Mre Wain, £1 i.e.; Mrs Howard (Broughton Hall), il; Mrs John Scott Bankes, 10s. 6d.
LLANASA. Tna GWHSPYB MISSION CRUBOK COHCBBT.—A concert was held io the school, cn Tuesday last week, presided over by Frank Mortimer, Esq., of Golden Grove, who, in the course of a sbort address, said, that the object of the concert was towards the newly erected Mitision Obur, h at Gwespyr, and that a sale of work will take place in aboat two months, by which he hoped the Mission Church would be freed l frjm debt. The pioceelings were conducted by the Vioar (Rw W. Loyd-Protheroe) the aoboolroom was packrd by an appreciative and attentive aadienoe. A lengthy programme was gone through supported by the following artistes:-Idiss Protheroe, Miss Christie, Dublin Mr Edw. Davieq, Garth; Master Seaul-y E. J Olle-, Greenfield; Mv Frnnk NioholsoD, Mr Aiun Nicholson, and the Choir, Mr Edwird Protheroe, and Mrs Batters. The accompanists wero:-Kios Profir, Mr Howard, and Mr T. Jones, Ffynnongroew.
Marriages. joxzo-ELLM-On the 3rd inst., at Chapel-street Welch Congregational Chapel, Holywell, by the Revs Dr Oliver (pastor) and J. A. Lloyd, Bryn- eglwjs, Rowland fi. Joues, Bontuohei, Rathin, to Annie Ellis, Clwyd Honse, Holywell. .RoBEBs-OWEBs-On the 29th alt., at the Pariah Church, Holywell, by the Rev G. tl. Cope, curate, Mr Ed ward Thomas Roberts, Wood holasei, Greenfield- to Jennie, daughter of Mr Robert Owens, New road, Holywell. Deatks. ADAMS—On the 30th ult., at Gwibnant farm, Glan- don, Mostyn, Esthei, fifth daughter of Mr Led Adaas, aged 28 years. BjivAN-On the 30th ult., at Lluesty, Holywell, Sarah Bevan, aged 72 years. DA.VIBS-On tha 22nd ult, at Brick Ro Hawsrden, Ann, wife of Charles Davies, aged 81 year., also on the 27th alt, at Brick Row, Hawarden, the above Charles Davies, aged 87 years. EVANS-Do. the 1st inst., at Mount Pleasant, Caerwjrs near holy well, after a long illness, James Evsna, aiied 72 years. HUGRBI-On the 23rd ult, at Tunbridge-wells, Frances Alicia Hughes, daughter of the late Bishop of St. Asaph, and sister of the present Bishop of Liaudikff, and of Prof. T. McKtnry Hughes, of Cambridge, HEALEy-On the 29th ult., at his residenoe, The Vtlla, Pantasaph, near Holy well, William, son of the late William Healey, K.S.G., contractor, Salford, aged 56 yeai s.-Fortified ii, ith all the rites ot Holy Oburch, R.I.P. JoxiLE-On the 20th ult., at Rose oottage, t; eByta ), Holywell, William Ptillp: the only son of Me and Mrs L- clwin Jones, in his second year. PIBBCY-On the 30th nit,, at Lluesty, Holywell, Mr John Piercy, aged 69 years. [IN MEMORIAL]. WILLuKs-In loving memoiy ot our dear metier, Margaret Williams, Mount Terraop, Mostynf who died, June 3rd, 1907, aged 73 ysare. You are not forgotten, Mother, dear Nor ever will you be; As long as life's memory last #: We wiU remember thee. ÇWí