DENBIGHSHIRE & FLINTSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL COMMITTEE AND COLLECTORS. THE first meeting of members of the Local Committee was held in the Plough Hotel, St. Asaph, on Thursday afternoon, under the presidency of Mr. R. Williams Wynn, Cefn. There was a large attendance. APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL COMMITTEE. The Chairman said they were assembled there as a local committee to carry out the arrangements in connection with the annual show to be held at St. Asaph. Their duties wouldfmainly consist in carrying out the preliminary work of the show, and to help it to a successful issue. A large number of gentlemen were then appointed. APPOINTMENT OF COLLECTORS. Mr. C. W. Bell suggested that the district should be divided into small parishes for the purpose of collecting subscriptions. Mr, J. Lloyd was one of the best professional beg- gars be knew of (laughter), and he would do splendidly for St. Asaph. Mr. Lloyd said he could not undertake the job. There were younger, abler, and nobler men than he about (laughter). Mr. Howes Roberts said there might be younger, but there were none abler to un- dertake the work. There would be many of them glad to assist him. Mr. J. O. Llayd: Then I propose Mr. Ro- berts (laughter). Mr. Briscoe seconded the motion, which was carried. Messrs. Howes Roberts, Robinson, Jones, and Manley Power were appointed collec- tors for St. Asaph. The Chairman proposed, and Mr Conwy Bell, seconded that two gentlemen be ap- pointed on every parish. The following were appointed:— Cefn, Joseph Davies, Rhewl, and Kerfoot, Marley. Llannefydd and Llansannan, Pritchard, Bodysgaw, and William Jones, Penporchell. Henllan. J. Hughes and Pritchard (agent Jor Galltfaean). At this point, Mr. J. D. Jones interposed, and said he desired to call the attention of the meeting to the fact that they had a very successful horse show at Abergele, which was held annually. The Abergele people this year would have to subscribe to two societies. It would therefore be a wise step if the committee could come to some arrangements with the Show Committee at Abergele, so that a satisfactory settlement might be arrived at, which would be better for everybody. The Abergele show was generally held on August Bank Holiday, and they had already appointed collectors to cover the district. Mr. Joseph Lloyd said that some years ago when the Denbigh and Flint show was in what he might call low water, the Abergele people came to the rescue. They held a show there which resulted in a very handsome surplus for the society. He had therefore suggested to Mr. Jones that he should try to induce the Abergele people to amalgamate the two shows for one year, and avoid any clashing of mutual interests. In the latter case he would suggest that the Committee should do their best to get the show at Abergele next year. It was certain- ly very close, but still they could do with the money. They had squeezed Wrexham, Ruthin, and Denbigh almost dry, so that they might now attend to this end of the county. Mr. Conwy Bell proposed that a. small com- mittee be appointed to meet the show committee at Abergele to discuss the situation, and come to an amicable:agreeirient. They were quite in sympathy with the Abergele people, and it would be a pity for two good shows to follow closely upon each other. The chairman seconded Mr. Bell suggestion, and the motion was carried. It was also decided not to appoint a collector for the Abergele district. The appointment of collectors was then pro. ceeded with. Bodelwyddan Bach, Owen jun., Vaynol Fawr. Waen, Lloyd and Henry Williams, Wern Ddu. Tremerchion, Leich (The College) Enos Jones, (Nantgwilym). Bodfari, John Roberts (Geinas) and Roberts (Bendre). Rhyddlan and Cwm, Owen Williams (Cwybr), R. C. Enyon, (Hylas), R. Morris, Hendre. Caerwys, Evans, Plas Ceryg, Williams, V. S. Caerwys, T. Williams, Caerwys. Newmarket, Denison, Plas Mawr, Parry Jones, Gop. Prestatyn. Meliden, and Dyserth, J. S. Lin- uell, Ellis, Llys, Williams, Pydew. Rhyl, T. Williams, (Alexandra Hotel), A. Sheffield, J. H. Ellis, Thomas Smith, sen., D. D. Gratton, and T. Ellis, Graig. Tretnant, Lloyd (Berthewig), and Thomas Roberts, Llanerch. A subscription list was then opened in the room, on the motion of Mr. C. Bell, seconded by Mr. Briscoe. A HANDSOME NUCLEUS. Mr. Joe. Lloyd said that for some time there had been a sum of money lying at the bank in his name, and towards that sum probably most of them in the room had subscribed. It was the surplus from a successful ploughing match of which Mr. Pratt was president, and Mr. Conwy Bell was vice president. The late Col. Hore, and Mr. Power, were treasurers some- how they were threatened with a lawsuit, and got frightened. They got him to take the money, and the lawsuit never came off. The money was still lying idle, and as it had been collected by farmers, he thought, it would be very appropriate to hand over the money, which amounted to jE45 to the Society towards the prizes. Mr. Briscoe proposed that they accept Mr. Lloyd's offer, if he would take the reponsi- bility. Mr. Roberts, Bodfari, seconded the motion. Mr. Jones; I helped to collect the money, and the idea is a good one. Mr. Williams, (Wern Dd.) said he was quite willing to fall in with the suggestion, but he thought they first of all should consult the Old Ploughing Match Committee who would have to decide. Mr. Jones, (Spring Gardens), I am one of them, and I don't object (laughter). Mr. Lloyd said it would cost 10s. in expenses to all the Committee together. Mr. Williams: We have no right to do this. Mr. Joseph Lloyd-. Its all right, the Society will fight the battle. Mr. Conwy Bell proposed that the meeting kindly request the Old Ploughing Society to allow them the money. It was only fair that the committee should meet and vote the money to the Society. lb was decided that Mr. Pratt and Mr. Bell •all a meeting of the committee together. I t Messrs R. W. W. Wynne, Conwy Bell, Joseph Lloyd, Briscoe, and R. E. Griffiths to be a committee tolinterview the com- mittee of the Abergele Agricultural Show; on Saturday evening at the Bee Hotel. The Chairman referring to Mr. Lloyds state- ment as to the show being held at Abergele next ytear, said it would be an actual impos- •ibility for the show to be held in the same of the county two years in succession. h« thought they would be able to assure Abergele people that when this end of the bounty was visited again, they would be very in the running (applause). He hoped ^■n their assistance that the St Asaph show be a grand success (applaroei meeting then terminated,
BALA. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. In connection with the above, a tea was pre- pared at the Vestry Room on Thursday last by a committee of ladies, who were members of the society. About 40 members sat at the tables. Amongst those who waited upon them we noticed Miss Rees, Druid House; Misses Laura Roberts and Jennie Jones. Glantegid; Mrs. Williams, Gas Works; Miss Nellie Jones, York Terrace; Miss L. J. Dakin, Girton House; Miss Lizzie Evan Ddolwen; Miss Pollie Jones, High Street; Misses Davies and Rachel Watkins, 43, High Street; Miss M. K. Evans, High Street; Miss L. Roberts, Meirion House Miss Winnie Williams, Castle Street. After doing ample justice to the substantial fare and dainties placed before them, the tables were cleared, and a meeting was held, under the presidency of J. Parry, Esq., J. P., Glan- tegid. The following programme was gone through:—Hymn by the party. Address by the Chairman. Song, Y fam a'i baban,' Miss Davies. Competition in extempore addresses, confined to ladies, the prize being awarded by the adjudicators (Messrs D. M. Edwards and T. Ap Simon) to Miss Davies. Reading, 'Y Bethma' Mr. J. M. Kyffin, High Street. Address by Mr. D. M. Edwards, of Bangor College. Competition in singing a hymn at first sight, the prize being awarded by the ad- judicator (Mr. T. R. Dakin) to Miss Davies. Duett by Misses Davies and Williams. Com- petition in extempore address, confined to gentlemen, Mr. D. Edwards, Cambrian House, securing the prize. Song, I The Better Land,' Miss Dakin. Competition translating English into Welsh, the prize being awarded to Mr. D. Edwards. Hymn by the party. The meeting was very successful, and the ladies are to be highly complimented on the way all the ar. rangements were carried out.
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary meeting was held on Friday last, when there were present Mr. D. Thomas (chairman), Mr. R. Ll. Jonf's (vice chairman), Messrs. J. W. Roberts, Evan Jones, J. W. Jones, J. Vaughan, J. C. Evans, R. W. Roberts, D. Jones, G. Rees, and T. R. Dakin (assistant clerk). The clerk reported that the collector had paid f296 into the treasurer's hands during the month, and that the balance now standing to She credit of the Council was 91(19. GENERAL DISTRICT RATE. It was resolved that the common seal be affixed to this rate, amounting to £ 305, calcula- ted at Is. 6d. In the f. TAN.DOMEN. Plans were submitted of new houses proposed to be built by Miss Thomas on the site of the present cottages. The surveyor having reported that the sani- tary arrangements were satisfactory, the council approved of the plans. COLLECTOR'S STATEMENT. The collector submitted statements showing the amount collected of both general district rate and Water rate, together with the amount recoverable on both rates in respect of the year ending 21st March, 1897. The general district rate for the last year amounted to £ 306 14s 7d. This amount had all been re- covered in the course of the year. There was one item of f2 12s. still out, but this was an old arrear, dating some years ago. The water rate for the same period amounted to f294 7s. 8d. Of this the collector had managed to collect £ 292 16s. 10d., leaving only a sum of £ 1 10s. 10d. due, which included arrears carried forward from previous years. The above facts speak volumes for the energy and tact of the collector (Mr. Ellis Davies), and the council accorded him a cordial vote of thanks, several encomiastic remarks being expressed by indi- vidual members. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. Mr. R. W. Roberts proposed, and Mr. J. W. Roberts seconded, that Messrs. R. Ll. Jones and H. LI. Davies be re-appointed overseers for the ensuing year. Mr. R. LI. Jones felt very relactant to being re-appointed, and proposed, as an amendment, that Mr. Humphrey Evans, printer, be sub. stituted for him. Mr. Evan Jones seconded. The amendment was, however, negatived. EXTENSION OF BOUNDARY. This matter came forward again for discus* sion. Mr. R. LI. Jones was prepared with a plan of the extension proposed to be applied for. Mr. Jones appeared to be the only mem- ber who comprehended the nature and advan- tages of the application, although he endea- voured to demonstrate the matter in a lucid manner. The result ultimately arrived at was the appointment of a committee, consisting of Messrs. R. LI. Jones, J. W. Roberts, G. Rees, J. LI. Owen, and B. Jones (joiner), to investi- gate the matter and to report whether they deem it advisable to proceed with an applica- tion of this kind. THE MOUNT. A letter was read from the Rev. Moses Jones stating that in consequence of the fact that the Council had lowered the age of admission for children from 14 to 12, he could not continue to look after it, as there was considerable trouble in keeping the place orderly. The matter was referred to the same com- mittee to consider the letter and to make a •Writa. VARI01Jg. The letter from Carnarvon advancing their elaim for the locale of the Welsh University Offices was laid on the table. The Clerk was directed to inform the County Council that a fund for the relief of the Indians had already been opened. It was resolved to ask the Medical Officer of Health to report on the sanitary condition of the house 51, Aran View, now that the repairs have been completed. The Finance Committee were requested to take into consideration the question of bank overdrafts.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The ordinary meeting was held on Saturday The ordinary meeting was held on Saturday last. There were present Mr. Evan Jones (chairman), Mr. W. Morris (vice-chairman), Messrs. J. M. Jpnes, Merris Peters, W. T. Rowlands, D. Roberts, J. Thomas, Evan Evans, T. Lloyd, T. Davies, R. Jones, R. Thomas, T. Jones, Mrs. Parry, Miss Parry, with Mr. J. R. Jones (clerk), and Mr. T. R. Dakin (assistant clerk). STATISTICS. The balance in the treasurer's hands was re- ported to be £ 1,257,14s. 4d., and the balance in the relieving officer's hands, £5 Is. During the fortnight, fSS 4s. Id. had been expended in relieving 159 out-door paupers, as against 939 17s. Od. to 183 paupers last year. Cheques (in- cluding tradesmen's bills) amounting to £ 290 5s. 5d. were signed. The treasurer had received since the last meeting from local taxation E264 2s. 4d., from the County Council 9494 2s. Od., from the overseers, £ 236, and in respect of gChool attendance expenses, £ 5. THE HOUSE. The Master reported that there were 34 in the House last week, the number being identical with that for the same week last year. 41 vagrants had been relieved during the fort- night, as compared with 49 last year. The Master further reported the admission ot several inmates since last Board day. Morris Hughes applied for a weekly allow- ance of tobacco. The application was refused, one of the Guardians remarking that the applicant should be thankful for his keep. VISITORS REPORT. 'The inmates look very well eared for—very bright and happy.M. Cockcioft. 22nd March, 1897.' Viaited the House with Miss Coekereit, who • expressed great satisfaction at tire way the in- mates in the sick ward were cared for.-22nd March, 1897, S. E. Parry.' I went over the House to-day and found all the inmates comfortable. I looked at the old women's ward, and I think that if a corner was boarded oft it would make a convenient sleeping room for the attendant.-Evan Jones, 30th March, 1897.' 'Visited the House and found everybody being attended to, and the House elean.-R. fhomas, T. Lloyd, T. Davies, and R. Jones, 3rd April, 1897.' TENDER. Mr. Owen Roberts' tender for Wall and Bench coal was accepted, conditionally on his producing the colliery invoice to verify the weight. ASSISTANCE FOR THE MATRON. As the result of the advertisement, two ap- plications only came to hand, one from Jane Roberts, Bala, a former inmate, and the other from Maggie E. Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, the Workhouse. A letter was also read from the Local Government Board stating that the Guardians were perfectly at liberty to engage a general servant without their sanction. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr. R. Jones, seconded by Mr. R. Thomas, that Miss Roberts be engaged at a salary of £ 10 per annum, it being understood that during her period of service no charwoman should be em- ployed at the expense of the Guardians, and that the engagement be suject to one month's notice. It was further resolved, on the motion of Mr. J. M. Jones, seconded by Miss Parry, that a cubicle be made for the newly appointed ser- vant, and that all arrangements as to its con- struction, &c., be left in the hands of the Building Committee.
MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. THE April General Sessions of the Peace for this County, were held at the County Hall, Bala, on Wednesday last, before Mr. A. Osmond Williams, presiding chairman, and a crowded bench. LARCENY. William Richards, of Bala, was charged on two indictments (1) with having, at Bala, on the 8th day of March, 1897. feloniously stolen and carried away one pillow slip, the property of the Guar- dians of the Poor of BaJa Union. (2). With having, at Bala, between the 8th and 12th days of March, 1897, feloniously stolen and carried away one flat iron, and one pair of driving reins, the property of one Robert Lloyd Jones. The F.Grand Jury (of whom Mr. R. Thomas. Llandderfel, was foreman), brought in a true bill against prisoner on both indictments. In answer to the charge, prisoner pleaded guilty to the first, and not guilty to the second. Mr. J. R. Jones, Ba.la, prosecuted. j Mr. R, LI. Joues, Mrs. F. Pulestoa Jones, Messrs. D. Dqvie,, O. Jones, Inspector Roberts and P. f;, Barnard repeated the evidence which they had given before the magistrates. Prisoner admitted two previous convictions fer larceny in 1889, and for which he was committed to six months' imprisonment. Prisoner made a rambling statement in court, that three weeks previous to the date the articles were missed, he had come from Liverpool; and by leave of the daughter, at the Cross Foxes, left a bundle con- taining the reins and flat iron, in her charge until the next morning. He was admitted that day to the Workhouse, and discharged himself on the 8th of March. He had the articles from the Cross Poxes the next day, took the flat iron to his lodg- ings, and the reins to Moses Roberts' workshop to have some dubbin put on. He said he had wit- nesses to corroborate his statement but the wit ness (Griffith Ellis) who was called by him could not substantiate the statement in any particular. The Petty Jury (of whom Dr. Colville was fore- man), after a few minutes deliberation, found the prisoner guilty; and he was sentenced to four months imprisonment on the first charge, and eight months on the second, with hard labour. ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUICIDE. The Grand Jury brought in a true bill against Margaret Roberts, a domestic servant, for having, at Festiniog, in February last, attempted to com- mit suicide. Mr. R. 0. Jones, Festiniog, appeared for the prosecution. Prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr. R. O. Jones stated that in the evidence taken before the magistrates, a medical man was called, and he gave it as his opinion that prisoner was mentally weak, and that she was a person to be placed under restraint. Since then, ladies had interested themselves in the case; and with the assistance of Mr. Parry Jones, have been able to get the prisoner to a retreat for inebriate women and if the bench were willing, the two ladies then present in Court, would have her admitted there at once, and she would be kept there for twelve months. Taking this into consideration, the prisoner was only sentenced to one day's imprisonment, and was released forthwith. LARCENY. John Roberts, a quarryman, and a resident of Festiniog, was indicted with having, in March last, feloniously broken and entered into a'ware- house at Festiniog, and stolen therefrom 4 bottles of ale, the property of one Margaret Lloyd Jones. The Grand Jury brought in a true bill; and the prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr. E. Jones Griffith, who appeared for him, stated that although prisoner was guilty, it was not a case of a premeditated attempt to break in and steal. He simply pushed the bottom part of the door open, and put his hand in, and took the bottles. Besides, the value of the bottles was trivial. Prisoner, he said, owed his present con. dition to drink. A recent apopleptio stroke had also affected him. He was a quarryman, and bad worked all his life; and had a wife and five child- ren to maintain. His neighbours had sent a petition, which he produced, asking the bench to take a lenient view of the case. B e had alse a letter from his employer, in which he stated that he had known prisoner for forty-five years, and had never heard he was dishonest before. Prisoner was an old man. The Chairman stated that, taking into conside- ration the fact that prisoner had already been in prison for fonr weeks, he wonld sentence him to one week's imprisonment, with hard labour. FALSE PRETENCES. Agnes E. Greatorex was indicted with having, on the 8th February last, at Barmouth, unlaw. fully and knowingly, obtained by false pretences board and lodgings, from one Hugh Barrow Evans, with intent to defraud. The Grand Jury brought in a true bill. Mr. Samuel Moss appeared on behalf of the prosecution, and Mr. Ellis Jones Griffith de- fended. In his opening address to the Jury, Mr. Samuel Moss stated that on the Sth February last prisoner went to prosecutor's house. She told Mrs. Barrow Evans she had been driving in a dog-cart from Machynlleth to Towyn to eee some mines: that the dog-cart had broken down at Llwyngwril, and that she had walked from there on to Barmouth. She asked Mrs. Barrow Evans if she would give her food and lodgings for the night. Later on, finding that her stay was prolonged, and that some teason should be assigned, she said she was the 'Co,' in 'Bacon & Co., Manchester. She also said that she had mines ia Buenos Ayres, for which she had been offered £ 20,000. However, Mrs. Barrow Evans never got the money for the board and lodgings. The story about the dog. cart was a fabrication. Prisoner was destitute, and was arrested at Dublin. • Mrs. Barrow Evans and Mr. Barrow Evans gave evidence bearing out their counsel's state- ment. • Superintendent Jones stated he made enquiries into prisoner's remark as to the dog. cart having broken down, but failed to find that %are Was jay, truth in the assertion. Cross-examined: Witness said that the èn. quires were made the last week in February, and the first week in March. It was after pri- soner left Barmouth. Sergeant William", Bamouth, cava evidence as to the arrest of prisoner at Bablha on the 10th of March, and that she had then no money on her. Mr. Griffith delivered an eloquent address to the jury on behalf of the accused, in which he contended that there was no evidence to go to the jury with regard to false pretences. The farms prisoner had mentioned to Mrs. Evans were all bona fide firms; and as to the mines in South America, there was no one there to prove that prisoner had no mines there. The jury took a considerable time to consider their verdict, and ultimately returned a verdict of not guilty. Prisoner was thereupon discharged. INFLICTING GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM. Robert Hughes, Edward Owen Hughes, John Williams, D. Jones, Rowland Whittington, William Pugh, D. Owen, D. Jones, and John Jones, were indicted with having, at Pennal, on the 12th day of January, 1897, unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm upon one James Griffin. The Grand Jury returned no true bill, and the case against these men was accordingly dismissed. Edward Parry and James Griffin were indic- ted with having, at Pennal, on the 12th day of January, 1897, unlawfully and maliciously in- flicted upon Robert Hughes, Edward Hughes, John Williams, David Jones, Rowland Whit- tington, William Pagh, and David Owen, cer- tain grievous bodily harm. Mr. Samuel Moss (instructed by Mr. W. R. Davies) appeared for the prosecution, and de- fendants were defended by Messrs. E. Jones- Griffith, M.P.. and E. O. Roberts (instructed by Mr. Martin Woosnam). Mr. Moss, in opening the case, said it was a very serious and important one. These two men jointly, one assisting the other, not In the heat of the moment, but in cold blood, deliberately shot these men. It was a very im- portant case, as there were issues arising there- from. The prisoners ought to congratulate themselves that they were here to-day on the minor charge, and not on that of murder. The police had also taken a lenient view, because they had not had these men commited to the assizes on a graver charge. The location of the offence was on the banks of the river Dulas. The river runs from the direction of Corris in the direction of Machynlleth, and joins the Dovey. There are three fields along-side the river, and between the river and the railway. The bottom field is called and is mentioned as Dol-dderwen. The field next to it is Abergar- von, and between them there is a rail fence. The top field is called Cae-porfa. On the night of the Ilth January, nine men were out poach- ing on this river tor salmon. Two of these men had been convicted for that offence, and they had been fined. The men started at the bottom of the Dulas. They were here seen by one of the prisoners—Parry, who thereupon sent for Shaw, the under keeper, and also for Griffin. The three keepers met at a place lower down the river. At that point, Parry came on the Montgomery side, and Shaw and Griffin on the Merionethshire side, the same side as the men. They watched the men till they got to the Dol- dderwen field. Griffin sect Shaw up the stream in front. Griffin went up to the men. Griffin and Parry are river watchers, under the Fishery Acts; and before they could take the implements from the men, they would be compelled to pro- duce their warrant. The nine men would state in evidence that not one of them heard Griffin say anything about the warrant. If this' was true, Griffin was acting illegally. The first thing Griffin did was to strike a man named Edward O. Hughes. The men had blackened faces, and had a lighted torch with them; and when E. O. Hughes was struck down, Griffin went nearer the river, and took up a stone, and threw it at a man named John Williams. Griffin called out to Parry, Fire Parry; fire! The first shot was fired in the air. A second shot was fired, and some of the men were struck. The men ran away, and were pursued by Grif- fin. When they were approaching the third field, he struck a man named Williams, who had already been shot. Williams, when struck, turned round, retaliated, and struck him. After this, the men got through a fence in the Cae- poifa, and they made towards the railway; and as they were going up the field, other shots were fired at them. The men were not in any sense aggressive. The attitude of the keepers from the first was aggressive. The men were all along trying to get away. It might be conten- ded, that Griffin was rendered unconscious from the blows he received; but Griffin was seen shortly afterwards walking about, and telling the police at Corris exultingly that he had struck some of the fellows, and that the marks would be seen on them. r- Evidence was given by the men bearing out the counsel's statement. They were subjected to a severe cross-examination by Mr. E. Jones- Griffith. The only witness for the defence was the under-keeper Shaw. Both prisoners made long statements. The case continued from Tuesday to Wednes. day, and brought to a close on the latter day at 9 p.m. Eloquent addresses were delivered to the jury by both parties; and after about an hour's de- liberation, a verdict of guilty was returned. The bench fined prisoners £5 each; and bound them over in the sum of f,50 each, and two sureties of 925 each, to keep the peace for 12 months. =-
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RHYL COUNCIL ELECTION. MR. GREENHALGH AND HIS CRITICS TO THE EDITOR OF THE "NORTH WALES TIMES:1 SIR, The election in Rhyl this week has been dis- tinguished by two parties viz., the Krugerites -thos who want taxation without representa- tion, those who have tried to set labour against capital and property; and the patriotic win- ning and popular party-those who have ignor- ed and buried race, creed, and petty differen- ces and jealousies for the purpose of advancing and promoting the general welfare of Rhyl. I have the honour to be the first member of the Patriotic Party. May it live long and prosper, make itself known and felt. If it does, it will raise the standard, merit, and position of public trust and honour. It will attract and win better men to work for the town. It will be an inducement for men of wealth, position, character, and ability from Lancashire and the Midlands to come and settle in the place as residents, a consumma- tion long looked for, and at present devoutly coveted. At the last election, when it was the turn of Mr. Abel Jones to seek re-election, the cry was 'The men of property are to lead, rule, and pocket the honours.' This year, it is the carpet bag man,' or as the late James Taylor used to say, Here to-day, but to-morrow can cart all his belongings to Kent.' f The Advertiser, or 'Family Herald,' as one Radical called it, says the battle this year is between labour and property. A large portion of the employers of labour in this town have votes in every ward, but like the working man at 91 a week can only vote in one ward. There is no honourable working man in Rhyl who begrudges them their vote or the honour- able position they hold, bah they do begrudge and despise men who are no more worthy or able than themselves to fill them, but through some clique dodgery, or back door business, have been pitchforked into posts of honour and trust. My experience of our honourable work- ing men is, that they like to be ruled and led by men, who can rule with firmness, kindness, and fair play, and not by upstarts, soapy sams, and jack daws. A private soldier who had done a brave act was told by his officer that he could have any- thing he asked in reason. He replied, 'Give me back my Colonel (Baker) with his white horse.' The men who try to unite all parties and classes for the common good are the 4 Peace Makers.' The men who are trying to set class against class are doing the work of Satan, and are the worst enemies of the State aDd town. It is a remarkable coincidence that when the Advertiser takes a whole column to puff one man, and another column to throw dirt at another man, the latter gets run in, and the former run out. It was so in this election. It was so when I was sent to the Board before. On that occasion, Mr. Clews was run out, I was elected. This time, Mr. Jolley has been run out, and I have been placed at the head of the poll. I have never had a line, say nothing of a column, of credit or good wishes from the Advertiser in any public position I have held and taken lead in the 21 years I have been in Rhyl. My faults and failings, which I know are many, have been magnified and held up to ridicule, and they now grudge me being a member of the poorest and most neglected ward in the town. They are continually. telling their readers that as a leader or public man I am a failure; but in their last special leader I am unworthy to follow, and to what- ever I do or have done, they impute selfish and mercenary motives. The root of the matter is, I have never been a lackey, trimmer or party man, for the simple reason that my self-respect would not allow me to wade through dirt to a position of so-called honour and dignity. In the second place, Rhyl cannot afford it. We want the help and sympathy and union of all parties, races, and creeds fco^ make Rhyl popular and prosperous. One thing I often coveted for many years— to be put in competition with the pet lambs of the Advertiser on the shores of any of our colonies, with a pound in our pockets, where water finds its level, merit, and worth, not favour and puff, leads to high places and re- nown. The Advertiser is continually harping on my failure, want of success, and my humble pos- ition. Well, gardeners know that weeds Boon rear their heads, but things of worth and ser- vice take years of care of labour. Everybody but the Adverttser eeems pleased that I stood as & candidate, and now every- body seems pleased that I am returned. It was not of my own seeking or promoting, nor was I elected by the back-door manoeuvres of my workers. I am much indebted to my sup- porters. A fortnight of influenza had preven- ted me doing much work for myself, but I had a large army of supporters and sympathisers in my own neighbours and tenants. I never can- vassed at all, but my opponents were as busy as bees trying to damage my poll. Yours faithfully, J. S. GKBENHAUJH. Rydal Villa, Rhyl
GLAN'RAFON CORWEN. MARRIAGE. The above place was en fete on Wednesday last, the occasion being the marriage of Mr. J. W. Williams, of Tyn-y-fron, elder son of the late Mr. David Williams, Hendre, Gwyddelwern, with Miss Maggie Jones, se- cond daughter of Mr. Meyrick Jones, Llawr- bettws. The officiating ministers were the Revs. R. Williams, Llwynithel, and W. Wil- liams Lloyd, Gwyddelwern, lassisted by the Rev. J. Henlyn Owen, Dinmel. The bride who was given away by her father was at- tired in a cream figured cashmere dress trimmed with cream lace and satin ribbon she also wore a veil and orange blossoms and carried a magnificent bouquet composed of white tulips and lilies of the valley, the gift of the bride-groom. She was accompanied by four bridesmaids, viz, Miss Jones and Miss Annie Jones, sisters of the bride Miss WiMiams, the brideagroom's sister, and Miss Jones, Cilan, who wore pale green cashmere dresses trimmed with cream lace and carried bouquets of pink and white tulips, the gift of the bridegroom, who also presented each with gold and diamond brooches. Mr. Brynmore Jones, F.H.A.S. Bangor, acted as best man' and was supported by Mr. D. T. Davies, F.S.I, of Lincoln's Inn, London. Mr. J. Williams, M.P S., Manches- ter, and Mr. Jones, brother ofthe bride. After the cermony, the company which included Mr. and Mrs. Meyrick Jones Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Dolgelley; Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Cryn- iaeth; Mrs. Hughes, Bryndedwydd; Miss Jarrett, Plasynfaerdre; Mr. T. Lloyd Ro- berts, Liverpool; Mr. J. W. Jones, Maes- gwyn and Mr. H. Jones, Braichdu, adjourned to Llawrbettws where a sumptuous break- fast was partaken of. Later in tne day, the happy couple left for Shrewsbury en route for London, amid the vociferous cheering of the many friends and well-wishers who had assembled at the station, the bride's travel- ling dress being a green tailor made habit cloth costume with black velvet hat trimmed with plumes. The presents were numerous and cestly. In the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Meyrick Jones held a reception at the Assembly Rooms, Corwen, when about 50 guests at- tended. The catering for the reception was entrusted to Mrs. Humphreys, the Queen's, who turned it out in her usual good style, .and to the entire satisfaction of all
THE DENBIGH SCHOOL BOARD AND ITS SERVANTS. TO THE EDITOR OF TNE NORTH WALES TIMES." Mr. Editor, I am only a working man, but I manage to spare a copper to buy the North Wales Times every week. Some time ago, I read a report of the Denbigh School Beard, in which one of the members accused the caretaker of wasting the coal belonging to the schools, with also a broad hint that he uses the coal for his own use. I have children in the school, and at the time, I thought it was a great shame of him using the coal which ought to have gone towards warming the children, teachers, and master. And I felt very kind towards Mr. Roberts the member in question for bringing the matter forward. But law a me! reading your valuable paper last week, I saw and read a letter from the caretaker putting things in a very different light. I know that the caretaker is net one of the sons of Anak in body, but he is a giant in putting things right before your readers. What I detest is to see people take advantage of their position to abuse. Mr. Roberts takes the opportunity as a member of the Board of trying to abuse one of the servants of the Board, and not for the first time, and I am sorry to say he is not gentlemanly enough to withdraw them. I should like to ask Mr. Ro- berts was it by Richard Roberts that he for the first time came to know the difference between a grate ia Henllan, and a heating apparatus in Denbigh if so it is high time te j send him about his business. Now the amount of coal used in eight weeks I make it is really ;gl Igo. 2d. I don't know what amount of coke is used in two months, but it seems there was enough for five weeks after December 16th which is not deducted from the 91 Igo. 2d. Last meeting but one Mr. Roberts says, 'From October 14th to December 16th, is practically two months; at the last meeting while referring to the same thing he said, it is practically six weeks.) What does the man mean? Also how does he make it out that the consump- tion is nine fehillings per week, life and the wife have been counting, and eight times five is forty, therefore the consumption of coal is less that five shillings > per week. I always thought that Mr. Roberts was a bit of a scholar, but it seems I'm, mistaken. Would he not take a working man's advice, and take advan- tage of his connection with the Board while he is a member to spend few hours learning multiplication; Again 1rf.. T. Roberts is reported thus at the I "t meeting. (Taking hie staud on, the aecouat produced at the meeting that day, he was per- fectly justified in the remarks he made.' Readers here are his remarks, Firstly, I don't think we ought to supply the caretaker with coal. It is to be used for heating the schools.' Secondly, 'as representatives of the ratepay- ers, we are not supposed to supply the care- taker with coal, and I certainly protest against it.' Thirdly, It is not a part or parcel of our agreement with the caretaker to supply him with coal.' Let us see how does this correspond with what he said at the last meeting, viz. That be did not say then, and did not say now, that the caretaker had used the coal for his own pur- poses (Claptrap). Again his remarks at cbe last meeting were. He had. nothing to add. and was sure he had nothing to withdraw, compare this with, 'He happened to be in the chair or he would have something further te say. Why did'nt he bring them out at the last meeting, he was not chairman then? Facts like these speak for themszlves, and as a working man I would never like to be a part or parcels to such accusation without I could prove them, I would be ashamed to show my face in any company after so shamelessly libelling an hon- est working man. I had a lot more to add, and nothing to withdraw only the wife says she wants the table for ironing, she says that she is going to send you a letter next week on this matter. Cant I get to know what was the rea- son no other member took part. Thanking you for inserting this. Yours, &c. A WorkinGt MA.
TO THE EDITOR OF "THE NORTH WALES TIMES." SIR, It was'riot without some astonishment that 1 read the report of the School Board's proceed- ings in your last issue. At the previous meet- ing the Vice Chairman made some very grave remarks about the consumption of coal, and deliberately accused the caretaker of using some for his own purposes. At the last meet- ing (when met by the caretaker's letter) the Viee Chairman denied having brought any ac- cusations against him but the Vice Chairman must recollect that the public are accustomed to read the reports of these meetings, and some of them, at any rate, consider that his state- ment at the last meeting is only a very lame excuse indeed for showing the white feather It would be advisable that he should endeavour to climb down from the, Jofty heights of the Board Room and spend a few minutes in re- freshing his memory, and finding out, through the usual sources, what he really did say. I have both reports before me, and I find'that the whole matter has arisen solely from accusa- tions brought by the Vice (Chairman against the caretaker. I say accusations, because the following phrases cannot possibly be termed anything else' I don't think we ought to supply the caretaker of Love Lane Schools with coal.' 'As representatives of the rate- payers we are not supposed to supply the Love Lane caretaker with coal, and I certainly pro- test against it.' These are some of the phrases used b:, the Vice Chairman when he brought the matter forward. Now, gentlemen, it is quite immaterial to me, personally, whether the Vice Chairman's actuarial methods of making statements have proved defective, or whether the caretaker is a perverter of the truth but they are both public servants, and their actions are open to public criticism. The caretaker, it appears to me, has given a very clear and precise account of the consumption of coal for the time in question, and, further- more, courts his own dismissal rather than be considered unfaithful or dishonest. To this the Vice Chairman retorts by saying 1 That he had nothing te add, and was sure, nothing te withdraw,' and If the caretaker wished to re- sign, it was to him a matter of indifference.' It is.impessible to misconstrue these words, and they palpably convey to one's mind the old maxim that 'There is something very rotten in the state of Denmark.' If the Vice Chairman has the information at his command to enable him to prove his aceusa- tions, then, in the interest of the public, it is his duty to do so; but if, on the other hand, he cannot make a better show of defence than by stating he has nothing to add, and nothing to withdraw,' then let him prove himself worthy of the honour the public have conferred upou him, by apologising to the caretaker for the injustice he has done him. It should be remembered that the public d* not elect members on the School Board to tyrannise over those whom some of them con- sider their subordinates neither do they send them to the Board Room to give vent to their splenetic humours, and it would not be amiss if the Vice Chairman kept these facts in mind, i lest,.when the time comes, the ratepayers may have 'someone to add,' and cei tainly I someoist to withdraw.' Yours, &c., PRO BONO PUBLICO.
INLAND REVENUE PROSECUTION AT WREXHAM. On Monday, at the City Magistrates Court, Wrexham (Sir R. Cunlifte presiding), William Lloyd, Rhosnesney, was summoned, under the provisions of the 30th and 31st Victoria, for selling silver plate without having the necessary license to deal in the same. Mr. Lyon appeared for the Inland Revenue Commissioners, and Mr. Wynne Evans defeD- ded. Mr. Lyon said the defendant hired a shed aft Pentre Broughton, near Wrexham, where he conducted sales on Saturday evenings, and as the 13th of February he sold a silver chain to s person named Andrews for 5s. 6d., the chaia weighing one ounce, without having a plate license. 9Mward Thomas, Excise officer, Wrexham, substantiated Mr. Lyon's statement, and, is reply to Mr. Wynne Evans, the witness said apparently there were noexeiseable articles ex- posed for sale except a few small trinkets. There was no allegation against the defendant for selling plate except upon the 13th February. The witness was aware that the defendant's, father was a respectable jeweller, carrying OB business in Wrexham, but he did not know that the defendant travelled for his father. Other witnesses having been called, Mr. Wynne Evans said the defendant travelled for his father regularly d uring the week, but that on Saturday afternoons he did a little business on his own account by selling a variety of cheap articles known as 'Manchester goods' in the shed referred to by the prosecution. With reference to this particular charge, a man namoi Griffiths asked him if he could get him a curb chain, and the defendant replied that be could get him one by sending to Wrexham, and that if he would come to his shed at the White Hart, Pentre Broughton, he should have it. It seemed, however, that on the day in question another man asked for a similar chain, which the de- fendant handed to him, not noticing that it was a different man. He therefore submitted that the mere delivery of an article of plate sold by the defendant as agent for his father (who, course, had a plate license) was not -in, the nature of a sale on the defendant's own account., and that therefore no offence had been oon. mitted. A number of witnesses for the defence were examined, including the defendants father, who- said he bad received the money for the cham, which had simply been sold by his son as hit traveller. The magistrates considered that there had undoubtedly been a sale on the day in question, and the defendant was fined 238. 6d., including costs. At the same court, Sarah Dodd, provision dealer, Market Hall Wrexham, was summoned by the Deputy Chief Constable for expolillg m sale at her stall unlabelled margarine on the 3rd inst., the magistrates imposing a penalty of jEtaud 19s. costs.
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