CORWEN. THE NATIONAL SCHOOL. The scholars of the above school re- assembled last week after their Christmas holidays, all in good form, and giving fair promise of continuing the favourable pro- gress made by them during the last half year. When closing for the holidays, each child was through the kind generosity of Miss Davenport, presented with sweets, oranges, Christmas cards, &c., which they duly appreciated. Again, they were the happy recipients of more sweets and oranges on the re opening of the school, It is needless to add that Miss Davenport's kind interest in the school, and its wel- fare is equally gratifying and encouraging to teachers and pupils, who all combine to thank her most heartily. We also have the pleasure of recording an interesting distri bution of prizes by the Rev. T. LI. L. Wil- liams, rector, on Friday afternoon. The prizes consisted of books, and were awarded to the following children for regular atten- dance, &c., during the half year ended 30th December last. The school was opened 197 times, and the prize winners have come out in the following order of merit:—Mary E. Parry, 197; Jennie Parry, 197; Adeline Stockton, i95 Bertram Vinton, 195; Alfred Bowen, 194; Blodwen Evans, 194: Alfred Dodd, 193; John Vinton, 193; Evelyn M. Vinton, 192; John Newns, 192; Sarah J. Roberts, 191; Joseph Parry, 190; Ethel Stockton, 190; Rosie Bowen, 18j George Edwards, 188; Lily Bowen, 188; Amelia Dodd, 185. A handsome book was also awarded to Edith Williams for best hand- writing. It is hoped that many more will next time be eligible for prizes. The warmest thanks are due to those who have come forward to assist in this way with the work of the school; and may the time soon come when many more friends will come forward and do likewise. CONCERT. A successful vocal and instrumental con- cert was given to a large audience at the Assembly Rooms on Friday evening. The artistes were Miss Jones, Commerce House, and vliss Olive Pugh, The Bank (sopranos), Mr. Arthur Davies, Cefnmawr (bass), and Mr. O. Roberts, R.A.M., Berwyn. Instru- mentalists solo harp, Mr. H. G. Glaysher solo violin, Mr. H. Condon Finucane solo euphonium, Mr. F. W. Taylor, and solo cornet, Mr.T. J. Hillier-all from the Albert Hall, London. Mr. Bryan Warhurst acted as accompanist. The following programme was gone through in fine style:—Trio (two trombones and cornet), Winds whistle cold' (Bishop), Messrs. Hillier, Taylor, and Finucane; song,' The Toilers,' Miss Jones; solo violoncello, Nocturne' (Burgmiller), Mr. A. Bruner; song, 'The Star of eve' (Wagner), Mr. Arthur Davies solo euphon- ium, Italian Boatsong' (Pinsuti), Mr. F. W. Taylor; song, Lend me your aid' (Gounod), Mr. Owen Roberts, R.A.M. L solo violin, 'Cavatina' (Raff), Mr. H. C. Finu- cane; quintette (harp, two violins, viola, and cello), Abendruche' (Loeschorn), Messrs. Glaysher, Hillier, Taylor, and Finu- cane; solo harp, The bells of Aberdovey (J. Thomas), Mr. Glaysher i song, Twilight is falling' (Streleski), Miss Olive Pugh; quartett (four violins), Vorspiel' (Lohen- grin), Messrs. Glaysher, Hillier, Finucane, and Bonner song,1 Iesu, cyfaill f'enaid cu (Warhurst), Mr. Arthur Davies; solo cornet, The Lost Chord' (Sullivan), Mr. T. J. Hillier song, Prectosita (Dorisi), Miss Jones song, Perl fy nwyfron (Warhurst), Mr. Owen Roberts, R.A.M.; sextett, two violins, viola, cello, harp, and organ, Ave Marie (Bach and Gounod), by the instru- mentalists finale, 'God save the Queen.'
I BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Friday, January 6th, present, Dr. Jones (chairman), Miss Hughes, Messrs. R. R. Roberts, and Godfrey Parry, Corwen W. E. Williams, and Thomas Owen, Llangar; John Roberts, Ceryg-y druidion J. Nan- son, Miss Edith Barker, Mrs. Richards, and Mrs. Roberts, Llangollen (urban); Messrs. J. D. Jones, Llanfihangel, G.M.; Henry Herbert, and Simon Jones, Llangwm; D. W. Roberts, Llantysilio; Thomas Hughes, clerk Dr. Walker, E. Derbyshire, and E. Foulkes, relieving officers, and R. Williams, master. STATISTICS. Out relief administered during the past fortnight Corwen district per Mr. E. Der- byshire, £56 4s. to 209 paupers corres- ponding fortnight last year, £57 11s. to 231 paupers. Llangollen district per Mr. E. Foulkes, £53 12s. to 231 paupers; corres- ponding fortnight last year, R58 4s. to 246 paupers. Number of inmates in the house, 52; corresponding week last year, 54. Num- ber of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 32, against 31 for the correspond- ing fortnight last year. ABSENTEES. Letters were read from Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd and Mr. John Williams, Llangollen rural, regretting their inability to be pre- sent at this meeting. Upon the motion of Mr. R. R. Roberts, the clerk was directed to look up by the next meeting, whether any members had disqualified themselves through non-attendance. CONDOLENCE. Upon the motion of Mr. D. W. Roberts, seconded by Mr. R. R. Roberts, a vote of condolence was passed with Miss Jones -ind the family, upon the death of Mr. Maurice Jones, Tynycelyo, Bryteglwys- member of the Boa,r i. C Also upon the motion of Mr. R.R.Roberts, seconded by Dr. Jones, great sympachy was expressed with Mr. John Evans (a member of the Board), Coedicws, Glyntraian, in the recent great sorrow and bereavement which befel him. EMIGRATION TO ONTARIO. A circular letter was read f>om the Local Government Board with reference to the emigration of paupers and deserted child- ren to Ontario, and was ordered to be laid on the table. REMOVAL. P. S. Morris gave notice that he will ter- minate his engagement as assistant re- lieving officer on the 17th inst. The Guard- ians expressed great regret in losing the services of an officer who had always dis- charged his duties with so much satisfaction to all, and they hoped his successor will prove as capable. CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO THE INMATES. The master, on behalf of the inmates of the workhouse, thanked the Board of Guard- ians for their Christmas treat, and reported the following gifts received by the inmates —Dr. Jones, an ounce of tobacco and a pint of beer to each of the men with their Christ- mas dinner; The Hon. C. H. Wynn, Rug, an ounce of tobacco to each of the men Mrs. Wynn, quarter pound of tea to the women, and toys for the children; Messrs. J. Parry and Co., Grocery Stores, sweets, oranges, and apples for Christmas day; Mr. Lewis Edwards, butcher, oranges for the children; Mrs. R. R. Roberts, The Terrace, five dozen mince pieq; Miss Edith Barker, Penybryn Hall, Llangollen, a box of sweets and crackers; Dr. Walker, Corwen, miscel- laneous periodicals during the year; Miss Cross, Osborne House, Llangollen, a copy of the Graphic weekly; the publishers of the Llangollen Advertizery Eryr, and Wyth- nos, copies of their papers weekly during the past year. Resolved that the clerk should write to each of the parties named, conveying the thanks of the Board for their kindness. FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Mr R, R. Roberts reported that the Finance Committee had examined and checked the tradesmen's bills, &c., for the past quarter, and recommended the pay- ment of all, amounting altogether to 2389 lis. The committee also recommend ed that petroleum be obtained in future by tender. The report was adopted, and cheques for the several items were drawn and signed.
PURE MILK SUPPLY. In order to show the importance of obtaining a pure supply of milk, we publish the following regulations made in the Borough of Sunder- land:- BOROUGH OF SUNDERLAND. Certificates will be granted by the Health Committee to Dairy Farmers, respecting the Milk supplied from their Farms, if, in addition to complying with the Regulations made by the Council, under the Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milkshops Order of 1875, they also carry out the following Regulations as to the construc- tion and Management of their Farms and Dairies- CONSTRUCTION. 1. The byre must be well lighted, ventilated, paved, and drained. (In a well-lighted byre, every part of the byre should be easily visible in the day time with the doors closed. In a well-ventilated byre the air will not feel oppressively close, or smell disagreeably when the cows are all housed and the doors shut). 2. The dairy must not communicate directly with the house, and must be well ventilated. 3. The place used for washing and boiling the milk utensils must not communicate directly with the house, and must have a proper water supply. 4. An?efficient refrigerator or cooler for the milk must be provided. MANAGEMENT. 1. Only cows which pass a Veterinary Sur- geon's examination must be kept, such examina- tion to include the application of the Tuber- culin test. The Veterinary Surgeon's certificate for each cow, together with the temperature chart after the application of the Tuberculin test, must be sent to the Medical Officer of Health. Newly-bought cows must be kept apart from the others till they have been examined and tested. 2. The milk must be of first-rate quality. (Samples of milk will be taken from time to time to ascertain that the quality is really first-rate). 3. The cows must be kept as clean as possible. 4. The byre must be kept as clean as possible. The ceiling should be cleared of dust and CGb. webs at least every three months, and the walls and ceilings whiteweshed every six months. The manure should be taken out twice a day, and the walks and gutters flushed with water. 5. The farmer must at once notify any case of infectious disease, including Consumption, Measles, and Whooping Cough, Occurring on the farm, or in the families of his employees, and take measures, satisfactory to the Medical Officer of Health, for preventing the possibility of the infection of the milk by such case. 6. Hay or food must not be stored in the byre, but kept in an adjoining building. 7. The dairy must only be used as a dairy, and the place for washing tho milk utensils for that purpose only. MILKING. 1. The air of the byre must be kept as free from dust as possible, and at milking time especially so. 2. The udders and teats must be cleaned be fore milking. (It is also recommended that the tail and hind qnarters of the cows should be clipped). 3. The milker must wash his or her hands thoroughly before milking, and also rinse the hands in water after milking each cow. 4. The milk must not remain a moment longer in the byte than is absolutely necessary, and must be at once strained and cooled. 5. The milk of any cow showing signs of disease of the udder, or of other disease, must not be used for sale. The dairy farmer is required to sign an under- taking which includes Regulations 1 and 5 management and 5 milking, given above, and concludes with the following:— 'I am fully aware that any breach of the Regulations referred to above will result in the immediate cancelling of the Certificate granted by the Health Committee on the understanding that the said Regulations will be faithfully car- ried out; and I undertake to afford every facility for inspection to any person appointed for that purpose by the Health Committee of the Sunderland Town Council.'
The blood of oxen contains more iron than that of any other creature, and on that account beef is considered the most nourishing animal food. Hotel Visitor I Now, you are sure this bed is quite clean ?' Servant: I Yes, sir, the sheets were only washed this morning. Just feel them, they ain't dry yet.' A windy orator, after a lengthy effort, stopped for a drialc of water. I rise,' said Bloss, 'to a point of order.' Everybody started in wonder as to what the point of order was. What is it?' said the speaker. I think, sir,' said Bloss, 'that it is out of order for a windmill to go by water.'
THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH AT THE RAILWAY STATION. On Friday afternoon, Mr. R- Bromley, coun- ty coroner, held an inquest on the body of a man unknown, who died in the railway station late on Wednesday last week, under circum- stances already reported. The jury consisted of Messrs. E. S. Foster (foreman), William Pendleton, Samuel Lord, G. T. Lyne, Joseph Mudd, James Nott, John Oldfield, Thomas Byrne, Walter Davies, John Henry Smith, Augustus Clarke. Henry Robinson, Edwin E. Rogers, Alfred Torkington, and Captain Grib- bin. Albert Daniel Hughes was the firtt witness called. He said that he lived at 16, Earl St., Flint, and was a sailor. He was at Chester on Wednesday, and left there by the ten minutes to nine stopping train. In the compartment he got into there were three persons already seat- ed, all of whom were strangers to him. One of the passengers was leaning through the widow and was vomiting continuously. It was evi- dent the man was in pain, for be was moaning. No one spoke to the man, nor did he say any- thing to anyone else. He (witness) did not say anything to the man because he thought he was drunk, and had before been insulted for offer- ing assistance to men in drink. When the train stopped at Sandycroft, the man made no effort to get out, but turned to look around, and im- mediately became sick again. The man made no motion or anything to indicate that he de- sired to alight at Sandycroft. The body he had seen in the mortuary was that of the man he referred to. Thomas Hughes, a railway porter at Rhyl station, said that on the arrival of the ten o'clock train from Chester on Wednesday night, he was on duty. He went along the train to assist in closing the doors and windows. He saw the deceased lying sideways on the seat of one of the compartments, and he (witness) treated him as it he was drunk, because he had vomited a great deal. He told the man to get. out as the train went no further. The man moaned, and said he was not drunk. Witness then said Drunk or sober, you must get out of here,' and assisted the man from the train to the platform. By a juror The man staggered as he was taken out of the carriage. He placed him to lean against a pillar, and some other officials came, and he proceeded with his duty. David Roberts, foreman porter at the station, deposed that he was called to the deceased, who was standing on the platform with his arms around one of the pillars, He thought the man had been drinking, but he could not detect any odour beyond that of something resembling peppermint. He tried to get the man to ten his name, where he was from, and where he was going to. Deceased's answer to every question was I I don't know.' The man was evidently in pain. Asked if be had been drink- ing, the man said No.' Witness said You are very ill.' Deceased said 'I am dying. Asked by witness if he should send for a doctor, the man said 'I have no money.' The man was then assisted to the gentlemen's waiting room, and a doctor sent for. In the meantime, he (witness) offered the man some brandy, bar he declined; but had some water to drink. When the doctor arrived, the man was dead. By the Coroner: He thought there was some- thing peculiar in the man not answering when his name was asked for, and saying he did not know where he was going to. while he answered other questions. Continuing, witness said that inquiries had been made at Chester and Sandycroft, but they
ABERGELE. PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday, before Messrs. J. Duncan Miller (in the chair), W. J. Mason, William Ellis, Joseph Jones, and Dr. Wolstenholme. POSTMEN'S DINNER Mr. Crabbe applied on behalf of Mrs. Ro' berts, The Hesketh Arms Hotel, for an extension of time from eleven to two in the morning, on the occasion of the annual din- ner of the post officials, on the 12th inst. Granted. TRANSFER OF LICENSE. The license of The George and Dragon was transferred to Mr. John Williams, The Harp, for whom Mr. Crabbe appeared. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Peter Morris, Twnau Isaf, Llanelian, and William Jones, Rhydyfoel, Llanddulas, were each fined 2s. 6d. and 7s 6d. costs for being drunk and disorderly on the 3rd of Decem- ber last, as proved by P.C. Rowlands. 'JACK ASHORE.'—A YOUNG OFFENDER ADVISED TO ENLIST. Thomas Whitehead, Mount Pleasant, Abergele, charged by P.C. Rowlands, with being drunk and disorderly in Market st., on the 17th of December, pleaded not guilty. The officer said he saw the defendant on the night in question on the corner of Water street, and Market street. He was very drunk, and wanted to fight with a man-of war's man that was spending his furlough in the town. When asked to go home, defend- ant became very abusive, and ultimately he was taken home by his mother. Cross-examined, Rowlands denied having struck defendant with a stick while he was in a stooping position tying his shoe laces. Inspector Roberts gave corroborative evidence. Defendant denied being drunk, and stated that the officer Rowlands struck him with a stick without saying a word. A fine 58..and 8s. 6d. costs was imposed. Hugh Davies, iunior. Water street, charged with a similar offence at the same time and place, pleaded guilty. Dr. Wolstenholmes asked the defendant if he had not joined the army, and being answered in the negative said it would be a good thing if he had done, to get on fresh ground. He had been before the court frequently, and his conduct and that of his companions was like the Hooligan system in London, and a scandal to Abergele. It was a pity that he should carry on so shame- fully. His father was a hard working steady man, and the son ought to be ashamed of himself. Inspector Roberts said defendant failed to pass for the army. Mr. Mason His father ought to give him a right down good thrashing. Defendant was fined 4s. and 6s. 6d. costs. James Thomas Jones, a sailor in the Royal Navy, summoned for being concerned with the above-named defendant, and behaving in a disorderly manner while drunk, failed to appear. P.C. Rogers in proving service of the sum mons, stated that defendant had rejoined his ship. Replying to the bench, Inspector Roberts said he could not with- draw the Summons, though the man had left town. Defendant was a very naughty' lad, and on the night in question he was bent upon mischief, and wanted a bother with the police. Only for his uniform, he would have been locked up. A fine of 5s. and 7s. 6d. costs was imposed. APPLICATION FOR AFFILIATION ORDERS. There were three of these applications on the list. In the case of Elizabeth Jane Williams, Llanddulas, for whom Mr. Joseph Lloyd appeared, against Thomas Jones, Tai New- yddion, Rhydyfoel, represented by Mr. Roberts (Messrs. David Jones and Roberts, Llanrwst), th9 summons was dismissed. Owen Thomas Morris, a private in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and stationed now at Devonport, was charged by Anne Jones, Ffordd Groes, Llanfairtalhaiarn, with being the father of her child. Mr. Crabbe was for the complainant, and Mr. Roberts for the defendant. The case was dismissed. Robert Jones, Bodchwyl, Llanfairtalhai- arn, against whom a similar charge was pre- ferred by Kate Roberts, New street Llan- fair, did not appear. P.C. Roberts proved service of siummons, and handed in a medical certificate the defendant had sent to him the previous night to the effect, that he was too unwell to attend the court. The officer also stated that defendant was ill in bed when the summons was served. Mr. Crabbe, for the complainant, opposed an adjournment of the hearing, but after- wards submitted to the suggestion of the bench that that course shoald be adopted.
LLANRWST. URBAN DISTRICT :COUNCIL. The above Council was held on Friday, the 6th inst. Present :-Messrs. J. E. Humphreys (chairman), W. J. Williams, D. Jones, T. C. Allard, W. Hughes, T. R. Jones, W. G. Jones, E. P. Hughes, and Dr. Owen. The minutes of the last two meetings were read and confirmed. THE SEWERING. Mr. D. Jones moved, and Dr. Owen seconded, that an application be made for the loan of zC800 towards the cost of re-sewering the town; also £700 to purchase the Town Hall, and £60 towards the water supply. This was agreed to. LETTERS. A letter was read from Mr. Rees, asking per- mission to lay down mains for electricity under ground. Resolved that permission be granted under the jurisdiction of the Council, the works to be carried on under the supervision of the Sur- veyor. A letter was received from the LTanrwst Parish Council, asking for 9-153, payment of two instalments due,! Mr. W. G. Jones proposed, and Mr. E. P. Hughes seconded, that the same should be paid. Carried unanimously. A letter from the Local Government Board, sanctioning the appointment of Mr. G. Wynne as inspector, was also read. OVERSEERS. Mr. D. Jones moved that an application be made to the Local Government Board for powtr, under Section 33 of the Local Govern- ment Act, to appoint overseers and, assistant overseers. This was agreed to. CHARITIES. Mr. D. Jones and Mr. W. J. Williams were asked to meet delegates of the Parish Council, with the view of appointing additional trustees to the charitiea of this parish. PLANS. Plans of six new houses, to be erected in Watling Street, were submitted, and approved of, an intimation being made to the architect that no plan will be passed in future without being deposited at least two days before the meeting.
PETTY SESSIONS. Monday, January 9th.-Before Col. Johnson, Dr. Jones, Mr. W. H. Watling, and Mr. B. Lloyd. LICENSING. The transfer of the license of the Crescent Inn, Glan Conway, was granted; and that of the Crown Inn, Llanrwst, from J. R. Jones to John Griffith, was also granted, ASSAULT CASE. The L. & N. W. Railway Company summon- ed Edward Jackson, Glan Conway, for inter- fering with the comfort of the passengers from Llanrwst to Talycafn on the 22nd November last, and also for assaulting the station-master, Mr. Webb. Mr. Fenna appeared for the Company, and Mr. J. E. Humphreys for the defendant. For interfering with the passengers, the de- fendant was fined 40s. and costs; and for the assault on the station-master, 50s. and costs. TRESPASS. Hugh Jones and Abel Jones were fined 2s. 6d. and costs for trespassing in pursuit of game in Hafod Wood, the property of Mr. Blackwall, Hendre House. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Robert Taylor was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 5th January. Fined Is. and c sts. James Morris, for being drunk in Denbigh Street on the 24th December, was fined Is. and costs.
RHUDDLAN. .rr.r-r" BODRHYDDAN, RENT AUDIT. On Thursday, the rent audit for Capt. Con- way's three estates was held at the estate office, Bodrhyddan, and in the evening, the tenants, to the number of some 120 were entertained to dinner. A capital repast was laid out on well- ordered tables, under the direction of Mr. Old croft the house steward. Capt Conway pre- sided, supported by the Rev. J. Owen, vicar of Dyserth, Mr. Frank Bibby, Rhydorddwy Fawr, Lieut. Ralph Conway, R.N., Mr. Geoffry Conwy (Capt. Conwy's son), and Mr. W. Conway Bell. the agent. Mr. Robert Morris, Hendre, occupied the vice chair, and there was also present among others Messrs. G. T. Lyne, Llewerllyd; E. Payne, Cwybr Uchaf Joseph and John Williams, Alexandria Hotel; J. M. and R. C. Thompson Robert Jones, Rhydy- ddeuddwr; J. Williams, Blue Lion; T. Parry, Rhydorddwywen; John Williams, Penyffordd; J. Williams, Hottia; J. F. Jones, Pentre Bach; Llew Lloyd, Dwylig; J. Payne, Rhuddlan; F. Heathcote; T Frimston, Ddwylig Uchaf; E. Jones, Llewerllyd W. Jones, Penybryn Rees Davies, Pontygwtter, A. Davies, Bryncwnnin; A. Davies, junior, MorfaCwybr; Ellis Thomas Rhyl; J. Jones, Albert St; Salisbury and Jones; W. Blimston, Isglan; R. Davies, Cyff- redin; T. Jones, Tirhwch; P. Evans, Llewer- llyd Mills; T. Davies, Pontfaen; J. Williams, Cwm; W. Morgan, Ty Newydd David Jones, Ty'nycoed; J. Jones, Pentre Bach; Roger Jones, Penisa'rmynydd; J. T. Jones, Peny- mynydd; J. Davies, Gwindy J. Jones, Ynys Hugh Roberts, Cefndy R. Roberts, Dyserth H. Edwards; J. Harris; W. Jones, Church Gates; Members of the Fire Brigade, E. W. Bradley; J. O. Hughes; W. E. Jones, Edward Evans, Thomas Hughes; Edward Morris E. Morris; E. L. Pugh Fred Roberts, Dyserth J. Evans, Terfyn Pellaf; T. Ellis; W. H. Turner, Rhyl. Dinner over, and the loyal and patriotic toasts having been coi dially disposed of The Vice-chairman proposed the health of the landlord. He was pleased to see Captain Conway looking so mueh better than he did at the rent audit gathering last year, and wished him and his family every happiness, and pros- perity during the coming year (applause). The toast was enthuBiasoically received with musical honours. Capt. Conway in responding thanked Mr. Morris for the kind way he had spoken of his family, and the company for the way in which the toast had been received. He felt a pleasure in seeing so miny friends there that evening. Better times, he was pleased to think, appeared to be at hand for agriculturists. The last season bad been a good one. He was pleased to see so many members of the recently formed fire brigade present, and hoped their services would never be required. They were ready however for any emergency that might arise, and no doubt would do their duty well if called upon. In proposing the health of the tenants of his Bodrhyddan, Cwm, and Irish estates, he expressed his thanks for the very satisfactory way in which the rents had been paid that day. He hoped that they had had a good year. Per- sonally he was pleased to say that he had as much hay off the land as any man could wish for (applause), and Mr. Conwy Bell, his agent, had carried out all arrangements in the most satisfactory manner, and he thanked him for the admirable way in which he had managed the estate (cheers). The Vice-chairman in responding, agreed that the last season had been a good one tor farmers. It was really a record year for bulk. The hay and corn crops were exceptionally heavy, but the yield of wheat was not proportionate to the bulk, and was rather flinty and gritty. Bar- ley was bright, and better than they had seen for years, while the oat crop was excellent. With the exception of swedes, the root crops were also good. and the mild open winter they were having rendered it unnecessary for far- mers to depend npon swedes for feeding to any large extent. Mr. J. A. Williams though not strictly a farmer, was glad things had taken a turn for the better, and said they could perhaps further benefit themselves if a brewery was established at Rhuddlan (laughter and applause). Rhudd. lan used to be noted for its ale, and lie could not see why the excellent barley of the Vale of Clwyd should be sent to Burton (hear, bear). Speaking of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agiicultural Society's Show, which was to be ¡ held at Rhyl this year, he hoped the farmers would put their shoulders to the wheel to make the 1899 show a grand success (applause). Messrs. E. Payne, Cwybr Uchaf, Mr. Wil- liams, Penyffordd and Mr. Lloyd, Ddwylig also responded. Mr. F. Bibby next gave the toast of Mr. W. Conwy Bell, and referred to the success of the Bodrhyddan stock at the show yards. He said it was stated that Mr. Bell would be beaten at Wrexham last year. but the result was that the Bodrhyddan stock took 19 first and 17 seconds, beating the champion exhibitors of, Cheshire and the Midlands. There was no doubt that good cattle could be bred in that district, and the highest price (£39 10s.) ever paid for a beast at a Christmas show had this year been obtained at St. Asaph. Speaking to the far. mers, he said that he heard a great deal too much grumbiing about hunting. He hoped that the farmers would bear in mind the fact that hunting brought capital into the district, and gave employment to many men. He, however, thought that the horsemen ought to be more careful where they rode, and should shut the gates, remembering that the pleasure they en- joyed was due to the hospitality of those who lived on the land. To the farmer's wife he would say 'Shut up your hens at night, and teach them to come home to roost' (laughter). To the farmer he had to say that they should not judge the damage done to crops until they proved what it actually amounted to, and he advised the gamekeepers not to speak against the foxes, as they could .be kept as well as pheasants. He was pleased to say that the Rhuddlan Fire Brigade had done excellent service, and were a credit to the district. Mr. Conwy Bell responded, and said he was pleased to say that about 120 tenants had called at the office that day and it was really marvel- lous the way the rents had been paid. He was pleased that those annual dinners were so auc- eessful, and commended them to the notice of other landlords. He was also pleased to say that Capt. Conwy's stock had been successful during the past year, and as Mr. Bibby said they had swept the place itt WrerJiam, bub that was done to show the Wrexham folk what the Vale of Clwyd could produce (applause). It was really done in response to a challenge. He hoped that all who could possibly show would do so at Rhyl, and he believed that Mr. Frank Bibby, Rhydorddwy Fawr, would be among the leading prize winners. He thanked the farmers and others for the splendid support they had given th fire brigade, in which there were 12 smart fellows who, with their well equipped engine, were ready'to do whatever was required. He tben proposed a vote of thanks to the ar- tistes for entertaining them that evening. 'The Ladies,' and I The Press,' having been proposed, duly honoured clond responded to, the proceedings concluded with the singing of the National Anthem. A capital musical programme was sustained by Mr. E. W. Bradley (the well-known and favourite amateur), Messrs. J. O. Hughes, E. Evans, A. W. Parner, G. Harris, and J. Jones, (time-keeper). Mr. E. L. Pugh, chemist, Rhyl, kindly played the accompaniments in his usual efficient and artistic manner.
ST. ASAPH. C.M. CHAPEL. The above place of worship is now undergoing a thorough renovation, at a cost of about £ 150. The chapel will be thoroughly cleaned, and painted inside and out, and the ventilation, &c., will be improved. LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY. At the above society, which is held at the Church Institute, a paper on The Ornaments Rubric' was read by Mr. George Lewis, Cam- bridge, and was hignly appreciated. Mr. Lewis, who is a student at Cambridge, is the eldest son of the Rev. J. Hamer Lewis, Diocesan In- spector of Schools. DEBATING SOCIETY. The St. Asaph Society, under the above title, met together at the C.M. Schoolroom on Thursday evening last, under the presidency of the Rev. Jonathan Jones, when an excellent paper, and which evoked great interest, was read by Dr. Henry Lloyd, Arsyllfa, on The climate of North Wales, with special reference to the Vale of Clwyd.' There was a good at- tendance present. WELSH WESLEYAN CENTENARY. In connection with the above, and also the twentieth centenary fund, a portion of last Sunday was devoted to explain their object as regards to collecting the million guineas, &c. In the afternoon, at the latter part of the Sun- day School, Mr. Boaz Jones, Denbigh, delivered a short address showing the advisability of all present to contribute upon this memorable occasion. At the evening service, a special sermon on the matter was preached by Mr. John Jones, Rhyl, and it was very appropriate throughout. Mr. Boaz Jones also added a few remarks at the conclusion, and a handsome sum has already being promised. The Rev. Evan Jones treated upon the matter at the Wednesday evening service. PRESENTATION. An interesting event took place on Thursday afternoon of last week at the Deanery, St. Asaph, when Mrs. Williams, the wife of the Bishop-designate of Bangor, was presented with a beautifully engraved silver cup by the associ- ates of the Girls' Friendly Society, upon her leaving the city. The cup bore an inscription expressing the debt of gratitude owned by the society to the recipient, whose labours have been mainly instrumental in establishing it on its present satisfactory basis. The associates were afterwards entertained by Mrs. Williams, and a most pleasant afternoon spent. TRADESMEN'S DINNER. On Thursday evening the 5th of January, a tradesmen's dinner was held at the Red Lion Inn, when close upon 80 assembled in response to a circular issued announcing the same. Who the promoters were, we do not know, How ever, a most enjoyable evening was spent. The dinner was given for the small sum of Is., and coasisted of boiled and roast beef, mutton, and pork, with different kind of vegetables, and plum pudding. The catering was excellent, Mrs. Owen, the hostess, having long since earned the reputation of being one of the best caterers in the city. After the tables were cleared, Mr. J. A. Lloyd, solicitor, took the chair (Mr. T. J. Williams, saddler, occupying it pending the arrival of Mr. Lloyd), and the company indulged in songs, recitations, &c.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the St. Asaph Board of Guardians was held at the Board Room, St. Asaph, on Friday. There were present Mr. T. Howes Roberts (in the chair), the Rev. J. Adams, the Rev. E. T. Davies, Rhyl, Messrs. S Perks, Joseph Lloyd, J. H. Ellis, Robert Davies, Prestatyn, A. Foulkes, J. D. Jones, J. Kerfoot, J. Vaughan, T. Pierce, Thomas Evans, Joseph Jones, Joseph Lloyd, Rice J. Williams, Rhyd. Miss Bennett, Mrs. F. L. Rawlins, John Williams, John Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd, John Parry, Joseph Roberts, Hugh Williams, &c. THE HOUSE. The Master reported that the number of in- mates in the house last board day was 137, ad. mitted since, 15; discharged, 13. Remaining in the house at the present time, 139; corres. ponding period last year, 145, being a decrease of 6. The number of vagrants relieved bince the last board day was 87, as compared with 102 the corresponding period last year. CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES AT THE WORKHOUSE. The Master's Journal contained the following entry relative to the festivities in the house during Christmas. 'The inmates have requested me to coney their sincere and heartiest thanks to the Board for the plentiful supply of roast beef, plum pudding, &c. supplied to them on Christmas Day. Bright and profitable services were also held in the chapel both morning and evening. Mrs. Luxmore's annual treat on the 29th December had also been looked forward to with keen interest. From 4 to 5 o'clock the aged and infirm men and women had tea to- gether, a privilege which the old folks enjoyed. At five o'clock all the able bodied men, women, and children had a splendid tea provided for them in the Dining Hall. At six o'clock, all the inmates that could leave their beds assem- bled in the waiting hall to meet their old and generous frien'l Father Christmas, who came again to present to the men gifts of tobacco, pipes, and mufflers; tea, sugar, and shawls for the women and books, toys, and sweets for the children. At seven o'clock, a concert was held in cue Dining Hall, Mr. John B. Luxmore presiding; the treat throughout was thoroughly enjoyed, and evidently moved the inmates to a high pitch oi enthusiasm. They desire their heartiest thanks to be conveyed to Mrs. Lux more, not only for the above treat, but also for the use of the field for another year, for books presented to the library, and illustrated papers for Christmas 189S.' He had also the pleasure of acknowledging gifts from the fol- lowing ladieb and gentlemen Mrs. Dodd, late 3f Llannerch Park, valuable books, dolls and coys for the children; Mrs. Fosbery, Bryn Elwy, tea, sugar, and Christmas cards for aged and infirm women Miss M. E. Bennett, Bryn Gfobaith, St. Asaph, Christmas cards; Mrs. Percy, Rhyl, sweets for the children Mrs. Walthall, the Cottage, Christmas cards; the Rev. B. Jones Bateman, Pentre Mawr, Aber- gele, 91 Captain Arthur Heaton, St. Asaph, F, I and Daily Graphic and other papers through- out the year 1898; a football from Mr. J. Pierce, Abergele (a member of the board), copies of the Rhyl Record and Advertiser, also the Rhyl Journal weekly throughout the year 1898 from the editors Gwalia Welsh newspapers from an unknown friend throughout the year 1898 box of oranges from Mr. Hugh Dryliurst Roberts, butcher, Denbigh; oranges from the Rev. Her- ber Lucas, St. IV-, -f ride's Church, St. | Asaph parcel of papers from Mr. Mans bridge. St. Asaph; parcel of illustrated and other papers from Mr. T. Coxhea l, rityl Upon the proposition of the Chairman, secon- ded by Mr. S. Perks, the usual votes of thanks were passed to the ladies and gentlemen named. INDISPOSITION OF THE CHAIRMAN, The Chairman said that the Chairman of the Board (Mr. E. Morgan) was unable to be present that day owing to indisposition, and he was sure they all regretted his absence. Mrs. F. L. Rawlins said the Chairman was so regular in his attendance and so extremely courteous and kind tu them all, that she thought they should send him some message of sym- pathy, coupled with their good wishes for a happy new year. The Chairman seconded Mrs. Rawlins' pro- position, which was carried. The Chairman also proposed a vote of sym- pathy with Mr. John Roberts, Geinae, who was unable to attend through illness. Mr. Joseph Jones seconded, and it was car- ried. CALLS IN ARREARS. THE DYSERTH BRIDGE AGAIN. The Clerk announced that the following parishes were in arrear with their calls, Bodel- wyddan, Cefn (two calls), Cwm, Dyserth, Llan- fair (two calls), Rhuddlan, St. Asaph, and Waen. He had received a communication from the Dyserth Assistant Overseer stating that he could not get the rate in, owing to the rate of two pence halfpenny in the £ levied by the Dyserth Parish Council for the bridge by the Dyserth Waterfalls. Mr. Rice J. Williams said it would be remem- bered that a deputation from the Dyserth Parish Council attended before the St. Asaph Rural District Council and asked their consent to the erection of this bridge by the Waterfalls. The District Council refused to express any opinion on the matter other than if the Parish Council did erect the bridge they would do so on their own responsibility. Though they had not ootained any consent, the Parish Council decided to erect the bridge with the result that as soon as it was erected someone came and took it down again, and it was now lying along- side the river. They as Parishioners felt it was very hard that they should be called upon to pay a rate of two pence halfpenny in the £ for a useless expenditure of this kind, which added to the three farthings in the f, the expenses of the Overseer, made a considerable addition to their poor rate proper. Mr. Gwilym Parry Are we to understand that Mr. Rice Williams is pleading for time ? The Chairman He is pleading to get off al- together. Mr. J H. Ellis: I think they are getting off very well. I propose that proceedings be taken to compel them to pay up. They have got the luxury of a Parish Council, and they will have to pay tor it. Mr. J. Pierce seconded Mr. Ellis' proposition, and it was carried.
R H Y L. FUNERAL OF A RHYL FIREMAN. The funeral of the late William Jones, town hall keeper, took place at the New Town Cemetery, Rhyl, on Wednesday, and was of an imposing character. The deceased was a mem- ber of the Rhyl Fire Brigade, holding the rank of lieutenant, and also of the Flintshire Con- stabulary. The cortege, which started from the Town Hall buildings at a quarter to three, in the presence of a great concourse of specta- tors, was headed by the members of Rhyl Fire Brigade on the manual, and was followed by the town brass band, which played the Dead March in I Saul.' Then came a posse of the Flintshire police, under the command of In- spector Pearson, followed by several carriages containing relatives and members of the Rhyl Urban District Council (which body deceased served faithfully for many years), and the general public on foot. The coffin, which con- sisted of polished oak, was carried on the shoulders of four of the oldest members of the brigade, and on the top rested the helmet and axe belonging to the deceased fireman. An impressive service in Welsh was conducted in Holy Trinity Church by the Rev. T. Vaughan, who also conducted the service at the grave- side. A hymn was sung, the Dead March' was again played, and the mortal remains of Fireman Jones were lowered to their last rest- ing place.
understand bow empty the house will appear to them without such a kind brother and ancif We hope that through their tears they shall have a steady view of the 'Friend tl-tat sticketh closer than a brother.' The funeral, which was private, took place on Saturday, and started from Ty'nycelyn at 1.30 p m. in the following order:—In the first carriage were the Revs. R. Jones, Rhos; J. Williams, Corwen; J. Rowlands, Llidiardau; O. R. Owen, Bryneglwys; Messrs. Michael Thomas and David Salisbury. After them, in a beautiful hearse from Wrexham, came the coffin, covered with many beautiful wreaths from friends far and near. Next came the mourning copch, containing Messrs. David Jones. John Jones (brothers), J. B. Jones, D. M. Jones, and G. H Jones (nephews). In the next image were Messrs. David Jones, Vivod, Llangollen; M. Jones, Caergai, Llanuwchllyn (cousins); J. Simon, J. Kellet, Llanfair, D C. In the next were Messrs. David Thomas, Llan- fair, D.C., and Evan Lloyd, Post Office. After them came the carriage containg Messrs. D. W. Roberts, Blaen Ial; John Jones, Caemadog; J. B. Jones, Penbedw; Tegid Owen, Ruthin. In the next were Messrs. Henry Evans, Ty'ny- celyn; Evan Evans, Ty'nycaeau; Evan Roberts, Dio Isaf; R. Jones, Brynrorsedd; W. Jones, Ty'nymynydd. Next were Messrs, Simon Williams, Corwen and Francis Beech, Ty- mawr. After them were Mr. Pugh, Bryncoch, Llanfair, D.C. and Mr. Hugh Jones, Ty'ny- rhos. Then came Mr. J. R. Owen, Rhydyfen, Corwen and last, Mr. Edward Roberts, solici- tor, Ruthin. The undertaker was Mr. J. Harris Jones, Ruthin. A service was held at 'Seion chapel, conducted by the Rev. J. Williams, Corwen, in which the following took part Revs. R. Jones, Rhos, J. Williams, J. Rowlands, O. R Owen, Messrs. Michael Thomas, and David Salisbury Revs.R. Jones, J. Wilkams, and 0 R. Owen officiated at the grave.