FRENI, CH'S REVERSE. AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT. ALL QUIET AGAIN. [PRESS ASSOCIATION WAR SPECIAL]. Rensburg, Monday. An official statement with regard to the mis- hap to the Sutfolks says :— Colonel Watson at midnight marched his force in close column to the top of the hill, which he intended to hold. On arriving there he assembled his officers, and was addressing them at daybreak, when the enemy poured in a volley at only 30 paces dis- tant. The colonel, adjutant, and two other officers, were killed. The Suffolks, having scarcely fired a shot, fled back to the pickets, a thousand yards away, someone having shouted Retire.' About 150 remained. They lost heavily, and were compelled to surrender. Since the mishap to the Suffolk Regiment General French's operations have been unim- portant. All our potiitions are held, and several reconnaissances have been made. The enemy are jealously guarding their communications to the north.
FLINT. PRESENTATION. On Wednesday, last week, Mr. J. W. Foul- kes, who is leaving Flint to prepare for the Welsh Congregational ministry, was presen- wiih the emblem of part chief ruler, as a memento of his connection with Tower of Refuge' tent of Rechabites. Mr. T. Ellis Erasmus, chief ruler, presided over the meeting, and Mr. R. T. Price, chief ruler of the Chester district made the presen- tation. CHURCH PARADE. On Sunday morning last E Company 2nd Bitt. R.W.F., attended divine service at the Parish Church under the command of Major Dyson, V.D. A most suitable discourse was delivered by the Rector (Rev. W. Ll. Nicholas, M A.). A special collection was made in aid of the South African War Relief Fund. REMEMBERING THE POOR. We learn with pleasure that Alderman J. L. Muspratt (one of the Guardians of the parish) has very generoutly given five tons of coal for distribution among the poor of the parish. The distribution, we nre informed, has been en- trusted tolMr. Arthur Roberts, Relieving Officer of this district. We are sure that these needy and dependent recipients will hail with delight this timely gift, and feel truly grateful to the thoughtful giver. WEEK OF PRAYER. United prayer meetings were held each even- ing of last week at the Nonconformist places of worship, under the auspices of the Nonconfor mist Union. The meetings were well attended and very inspiring. A house to house visita- tion was also made by several of the ladies of the Union, who presented at each house a beauti- ful card which contained a new year's greeting, Scripture texts, a calendar for 1900, and a pro- gramme of the special preaching services of the second week of the new year. We need hardly add that this work was most thoroughly done by the ladies who were most cordially received by all whom they called upon in their respec- tive districts. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING AT BRYN. The bi monthly meeting of the WeJ»h C.M. Sunday Schools of tlm Bagillt district was held last Sunday at the Bryn Mission Room, under the presidency of Mr. John Roberts, Berth Ddu, Rhosesmor. Portions of the Scriptures were well rendered in the morning and afternoon by Miss Evans and Master Joseph Thomas Wynne. The adalts were caieehised in part of the sixth chapter of the Chri.ian Instructor,' by Mr. Thomas Hughes, Cheshire View, and the child- ren by Mr. Henry Powell in a chapter of the Mother's Gift.' The catechisers did their work admirably, a.nd »he answers showed that the school had been well prepared. A most en- couraging account win given of the state of the school, and it was announced that by aid of a princely gift from a donor who wished to with- hold his name, they had succeeded in wiping off the debt, £ 225, which remained upon thebuilding NONCONFORMIST UNION. Preaching services are being held this week, under the auspices of the Nonconformist Union, in the Welsh VYesleyan Chapel. The preachers, up to Thursday night, were the Revs. H. Lefroy York (Rhyl), J. Williams (Liverpool), W.Wyna Davies (Li (rarpool), and H. Ivor Jones (Ches- ter). For Friday and Saturday the Revw. T. M. Rees (Buckley), and D. Gwyufryn Jones (Llangefni), are expected to preach. The ser- vices have been well Attended, and the sermons highly appreciated. THE LADIES COMMITTEE OF THE WAR RELIEF FUND. This committee has set to work in earnest to obtain subscriptions, and have already suc. ceeded in collecting a sum of jE22 8s. in addition to a number of large parcels of clothing. Mrs. Dr. Mould, Cornist, is president, and Miss Evans, Church Sireet, hon. secretary.
Bombay is known as the 'Manchester of India.' The Salvation Army is said to have eleven thousand brass bands. Six million artificial teeth are annually manu- factured in the United States. In certain farming districts of China pigs are harnessed to small waggons and made to draw them. The biggest beetle in the world flourishes in Venezuela. It is known as the elephant beetle,' and a full grown one weighs about half- a-pound. Impatient Guest—' Where in the world is the waiter ?' Head Waiter—' Was he 43, sir?' Impatient Guest—' He may have been forty- three when I gave aim the order, but he's fifty by this time.' Clarke—' I see, my dear, that several of the newspapers are printing directions for getting up a 3s. 5d. dinner for four.' Mrs. Clarke-' Yes, John; but the difficulty is to get such a dinner down.' Wife-' How are you pleased with our new maid ?' Husband-' Very much.' Wifa—' I thought so. I have discharged her.' Stout Old Lady (to 'druggist's boy)—'Boy, d'ye keep a preparation for reducing weight ?' B o y- I Yes'm. I Stoat Old Lady—' Well, I don't know exactly how much I ought to get Boy (diagnosir-gly)-' Better taka a'l wt;ve got, ma'am.'
AFTER THE INFLUENZA, AFTER THE INFLUENZA, TAKE GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. 1. What is Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters? An excellent Vegetable Remedy, pre pared in the most skilful and scientific manner, and containing the active prin- ciples of those plants which are generally acknowledged to be the best remedial agents, and to possess the most healing and curative properties. It is now extensively used throughout this and many other Countries, and everywhere tkcioiowledged as the Best Tonic Remedy known. GWIL YM;EV ANS' QUINTNE BITTERS. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. 2.- What Diseases is it specially recommended for i Influenza, and the after effects of an attack of Influenza. Indigestion, Chest Affections, and Diseases of the Liver in all their various forms, Neuralgia and all Nervous Disorders, Depression of Spirits, General Weakness, Loss of Appetite, Sleep- lessness. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS/ GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS.. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. 3?—Is there any difficulty in procuring it? There need be none, as it can be obtained from all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors, or will be forwarded direct, on receipt of stamps, carriage free, by the Proprietors. It is sold in Bottles, 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. each. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. See the name 'Gwi ym Evans" on Label, Stamp, and Bottle. SOLE PROPRIETORS QUININE BITTERS MANUFACTUR- 'L/ ING COMPANY, LIMITED. LLANELLY, SOUTH WALES. SAM. T. MILLER, The Vale of Clwyd CHINA STORES, Crown Square, DENBIGH. TOWN HALL STONE YARD RUTHIN. E. DAVIES Intends Selling Out for Six Months from his Stock of TOMBSTONES, &c. He has over 40 varieties of MONUMENTS & HEADSTONES On hand. Prices from £ 1. -> Symington s iLairiDurgn Coffee £ Essences are made from a se~ | lection of the finest coffees grown. t, Sold in small and large bottles | by all Grocers. 2 | !æi Depots. Departments. Agencies. Rhyl Bangor Cycles Enamelling Humber Hudson Denbigh Carnarvon I Motor Cars Repairs Premier Raleigh Warrington Holyhead 1 Baby Carriages Hockey Rudge Crescent Chester Llanrwst Bath Clairs Tennis Swift St. Helens Blaenau Festiniog Plating Golf Enfield Cheapest and best place in North Wales for Royal Cambrian (Ladies) is the prettiest Safety Cycles, Children's Carriages, and Bath Chairs. on the Market—non-puncture Tyres, and Largest Stock outside London to select from. transparent Gear Case, B12 10s. Cash or Easy Payments. Royal Cambrian Tricycle is the Machine par Depots (as above) can supply any article con- excellence for middle age riders. £ 20. ifl nected with our trade at once. ifl Royal Cambrian Tricycle is the pleasantest Business being a very extensive one, we can buy and safest Machine for pleasure tours. C! and sell cheaper than other firms. rH Royal Cambrian Tricycle has been ridd en sev- little Druid Safety for Children at £ 5 5s. with erai times 60 miles after tea by a lady CO Pneumatic Tyres, is a marvel. Royal Cambrian Tricycle is fitted with Non- C Druid for Adults for £ 7 10s. is best value in the puncture Tyres, double brakes, luggage car- Market. VH rier, &c. rH Royal Welsh, fitted complet., with Warwick or .—) Royal Welsh Motor Cars, safest in the world. Dunlop Tyres, and weighing only 28^ lbs, Vh Guaranteed, and every part removable. Q costs only £ 10 10s. Royal Welsh Motor Cars sent to purchasers' O Royal Welsh Ladies, with Puncture-proof Tyres own door ready to drive,use of driver for 2 day* is best value ever offered at £ 10 10s. ( J Royal Welsh Motor Cars are inspected period- Royal Cambrian Racer is the finest flier existing ically by our inspectors, and only costs £ 1', 3, —'speedmen' should hurry for one, 1210s. Easy Payment System applies to everythm Royal Cambrian Roadster is an ideal Tourist's we sell-absolute secrecy secured. machine light, safe, easy, non-puncture Cash System gives purchasers far better terms Tyres, all for g12 10s. than even the London Stores. Works-LAKE SIDE, RHYL. Telegram—(CONNAH. and Name of TownV Warehouses—BODFOR ST., and QUEEN ST., RHYL (and Depots as above). pDE MA J&.S K FOR -W lir '0 A I a 3 'CAMBRIAN' ZOXaAKO&IEX FROM THE NOTED AJITESIAN SPRING, RUTHIN DELICIOUS WINTER TABLE WATERS. Write for particulars— Address—Manager, Cambrian Works, Ruthin, North Wales. HALLtsHURST PRIZE MEDAL ] SOAPS: (Camden Soap Works, RUNCORN), Have stood the test of almost a CENTURY. 'BIST WAX' 'BLUE MOTTLED' S3 CARBOLIC' „ TALLOW CROWN. tor For IisiIlf(!Ctillg DIAMOND PALE.' — I7 SCOURING PNRIFV:™ AND Economical. Suitable for and x Hilly LUg allU. The Finest TaUow Soaps. all washing purposes. CLEANING. Sweetening. Hazlehurst's 'Sun' Soap Hazlehurst's Acme and „ „ Cashmere Toilet Soaps One of the Oldest and Beat of the Popular w jl.vj.aw w l* Washing Soaps. Perfection of Quality at the Lowest Prices. ADDRESS- The United Alkali Co., Limited, ( x- x m m x I F,- x-x x x x m I-E 5 T-V -1 -.3 ) CAMDEN SOAP WORKS, RUNCORN. :1"'1'i!jf&.<¡œt_;¡;¡¡¡"iI!l"lfM.lR'!jlfli:I'l;}'è"¡'Æi,1,!¡\r.mi' Thee :P 0 'S. NOTED STOCK-TAKING SALE COMMENCES ON Txiosdo.y, January Otli, 1900, The Proprietor of the PIONEER is determined to make a Clean Sweep of his Winter Stock. The Goods will be Reduced to'such prices as will fairly astonish his Customers. The Stock is so large, that it will be impossible to quote prices of everything. See Circulars for prices, and compare.. All Winter Goods must be Cleared to make room for Spring and Summer Goods. FURNITURE. Large Stock of Chests of Drawers, two-leaf Tables Kitchen and Bedroom Chairs, Leather Couches; Bedsteads, &c., To be Offered at Prices that will surprise everybody. ( All Millinery to be cleared at Half-price. See the Windows, and Judge for yourselves. Must be Sold. 3^Prices Greatly Reduced during the Sale, Perfect Style and Fit Guaranteed. Under Efficient Management. Ladies' Jackets, Mantles and Capes, Children's Coats and Capes, Pelisses, Flowers, Feathers, and Millinery Trimmings, to be offered at very Low Prices. Everything throughout the entire Stock will be offered at Prices to be remembered. The PIONEER, Cash Draper, Highgate, Denbigh. ANCIENT AND MODERN DENBIGH ith sketches of the lites and exploits 0 the Descriptve Flistories of the Castle, Borough, ,inQ Liberties wi eudal Lordis and Military of the to its finl 5wge, By -JOHN 1YrLLIAHI!I. pnce 3.11. in boards. DENBIGH. AND DENBIGH CASTLE :-Price Sd. AN ENGLISH AND WELSH DICTIONARY Wherein not only the Words, but also the Idioms and Phraseology of the Englkh Language are carefully translated into Welsh, bv proper and equivalent Words and Phrases. To ^uich is added, a Dissertation on bhe Welsh Language, with remarks on its Poetry, &c. By the Kev. JOHN WAITERS., In 2 vols., 1 lOs.Od, boards Printed and Published by T. GEE and SON, at their Offices in ChaptiS tree (^Denbigh, Saturday, January 13th, 1900. .-41'
BRITISH CASUALTIES. OVER 7,000 OFFICERS AND MEN. The Press Association says the following casualties to the Imperial British forces in South Africa had been reported up to 6 o'clock last Tuesday evening, at which hour the losses sustained by Sir George White's force at Lady. smith on Saturday were not known. The looses, however, include those sustained by General French's force. Included in the list of missing are a large number of wounded officers and men not scheduled as wounded. As occasion required the list, which is unofficial, had been revised in order to make it as complete as possible. Many casualties have had to be entered as regimental and not battalion losses as the battalion in some cases has not been indicated in despatches. The figures show our total casualties in killed, wounded, and missing to approximate to 7,228 officers and men, to which some 140 deaths from disease and causes other than those sustained in battle have to be added as having occurred since the end of November in the various camps, prin- cipally from enteric fever.
EXPANDING BULLETS THEIR MANUFACTURE TO BE ABOLISHED. The Press As )ciation's Woolwich correspon- dent states that the military authorities have, in deference, it is understood, to the Peace Conference, at length decided to abolish the manufacture of expanding bullets, and have changed the service bullet from Mark V., which expands on impact, to Mark II., which is smooth and solid throughout, and practically deyoid of stopping properties. The change, coming as it does in the middle of a great war, in which it < ia known the enemy have used Duin Pum or expanding bullets, has evoked some comment. The examination of the wounded left at Cape- town and of those sent on to Woolwich and Netley confirms the statement of Lord Methuen that the Boers have been using Dum Dum bul- lets Cf four times more destructive effect than 1 th6se of Mark II. It is not known from what I source the Boers get the Dam Dam buUsta, but they can, by means of a penknife or small saw, convert at any time the Mauser into an ex- panding or Dum Dom bullet; but if this were done with Mark II., the advantage would be with the Mauser. The change in the British service bullet will not have any immediate effects on the present war. Besides the output from the Royal Arse- nal—about two millions a week-large orders have been given to the Birmingham Munition Company, Kynoch and Company, and to Gren- fell and Accles for supplies of Mark II, and until some millions of rounds are in store, the generals commanding at the front will have to fall back upon Mark IV. and Mark V., of which there are about 100,000,000 rounds in South Africa.
DELAGOA BAY. THE RECENT SEIZURES. Washington, Wednesday. Respecting the seizure of American flour and other goods by Great Britain, it is said at the State Department to-day that the immediate answer of Great Britain to the representations made by Mr. Choate will not be reported in view of the extreme importance of establishing an absolutely correct and sound precedent in this at present vague and unsettled point of international law. Mr. Choate is still en. deavouring to obtain facts on which to base his argument, and the State Department is sup- plying them as quickly as the information can be obtained from the shippers of the goods. In the Senate to-day, Senator Hale brought forward a resolution asking the State Depart- ment for information as to what steps had been taken by the department regarding the seizure by Great Britain of American products in Delftgoa Bay, and declaring that such products had been unjustly and without warrant de- tained. Senator Piatt (Connecticut) objected to the words unjustly detained,' and urged that the wording of the resolution should be amended. Senator Hale replied that the re- solution was presented because the matter was of vital importance, and he believed that Great Britain ought to be informed as to the feeling on the subject in the United States. On objec- tion being raised by Senator Lodge, the re- solution went over,-Reuter. t
J THE TRANSPORTS. TROOPS FOR LIVERPOOL STEAMERS. In addition to the troops the Anchor liner City of Rome will embark at Liverpool and Queenstown on the 15th, 16th, and 18th inst., she will also call at Gibraltar and take on board No.2 Company Southern Division Royal Garrison Artillery and No. 5 Company Eastern Division Royal Garrison Artillery. At Liver- pool, a3 already stated, she will embark 24 officers, 800 men, and four horses belonging to the 3rd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment, the remainder of her complement, consisting of 28 officers, 800 men, and six horses of the 4th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland High. landers, and a Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery, going Oil board at Queenstown. The City of Rome will I coal' at St. Vincent. The Lamport and Bolt steamer Cavour is now being fitted for the reception on board of 17 officers, 270 men, and 234 horses. Sixty officers, 1,000 men, and 420 horses is the quota of troops for the recepbifin on board of which the Leyiand liner Wmifredian is now being fitted with all possible despatch. Arrangements are being made on the John- ston liner Uistermore for carrying 25 officers, 500 men, and 400 horses to the Cape. It is not known as yet where the Uistermore will em- bark her troops. The American, belonging to tbe Wesb India and Pacific Lint, is being fitted to accommodate 25 officers, 1,056 men, and 340 horses. The transport Lawada sailed from Bombay Wednesday for Durban with 204 horses. A N "W York telegram states that officials of the American Line declare that there is no truth iii the report that the company intends to charter the liner St. Paul to the British Governisent for the conveyance of troops to 8<~> -tii friea. The gisamer Hortensia sailed from New York ç,, a y for South Africa with 25,000 bales or the use of the British forces. The ie nay came from Canada, ana was con- rail to the stumer. The Press Association is officiaiy informed that H.M. transport Cestrian arrived at Cape ( Town on Wednesday, with 165 men and 161 horses of B Squadron 14th Hussars, 15 men and 18 horses of Royal Horse Artillery Brigade Division Staff, U Battery Royal Horae Artil- lery, consisting of 179 men, 106 horses, six guns, waggons, &c.; a detachment of 79 men, with 93 horses and waggons, of T Battery Royal Horse Artillery ammunition column, drafts of Royal Scots Fusiliers and Royal Welsh Fusi- liers, and a detachment of the Army Postoffice Corps. The transport Dictator arrived at Southamp: ton on Wednesday. The transport Simla, from Durban, arrived at Capetown on Tuesday. The transport Sumatra, with the 2nd Bat- talion Ber fo dshire Regiment, arrived at Cape- town on Tuesday. She carried 1,100 officers and men. The Braemar Castle, with about 1,500 troops on board, arrived at Las Palmas at four a.m. Wednesday. The Carisbrock Castle arrived at Madeira at seven a.m. and left at one p.m. Wednesday.
LADYSMITH. SATURDAYS VICTORY. Ladysmith (Saturday (by heliograph, via Weenan, Monday), At half-past three this morning, the ene- my made a determined attack with rifle fire and big guns. They reached two of our positio s, but after four hours' severe fighting, were beaten back with heavy loss.
WITH GATACRE. SUCCESSFUL MOVEMENT. A GOOD DAY'S WORK. (PRESS ASSOCIATION WAR SPECIAL.) Molteno, Monday, 11.35 p.m. At an early hour this morning, a strong force left Sterkstroom on a twofold errand- to rescue the meal and flour from the Mol- teno mills, and to reconnoitre the Boers' position at Stormberg. The force consisted of the Derbyshire Regiment, the 77th and 79th Field Batteries, 400 mounted men of the Cape Police and the Berkshire Regi- ment,the Kaffrarian Rifles, and the Frontier Rifles. All the food stuffs were successfully got away from the mills, and the vital parts of the machinery were detached. The opera- tion was carried out under the protection of the Derbyshires and the 77th Battery. Meanwhile the 79th Battery, under Major Armitage, and the mounted men went out in the direction of Stormberg. The force was under the command of Colonel Jeffries, R.A. Reports bad been received that the Boers had evacuated Stormberg, but the reconNipring party found them in strength occupying ovsr two miles of the range. A party of engineers made a successful survey of the Boer position, A few shots were exchanged between our advanced scoots and § patrol. The force having obtained its object ultimately withdrew, having performed a good day's work. I
ARRIVAL OF LORD ROBERTS. The Press Association says that at nine o'clock last Wednesday evening, the War Office issued the following announcement:— A telegram has been received reporting the arrival to-day at Capetown of Field Marshal Lord Roberts and his staff on board the Dunottar Castle.' The Press Association adds that the Dunottar Castle, which left England on December 23rd, had on board a large num- ber of officers, including Major Kelly Kenny and staff of the Sixth Division. She embarked at Gibraltar Lord Kitchener and most of his staff officers. The members of Lord Roberts' staff were Major-General G. T. Pretyman, Colonel Viscount Downe, C.I.E., Major H. V. Cowan, Captain A. C. M. Waterfield, Major J. F. R. Henderson, Major C. V. Hume, Brevet-Major G. F. Gorringe, D.S.O., Colonel Lord Erroll, Commander the Hon. S. J. Fortescue (Naval adviser to Lord Roberts), Captain Lord Herbert Scott, and Captain Lord Set. terington. The officers of Major Kelly Kenny's staff aboard are Captain W. H. Book, aid-de- camp, Major H. Hamilton, D.S.O., Colonel A. E. W. Goldsmid, Major C. C. Munro, Major J. H. Caunter, and Lieutenant-Colonel Gubbins, R.A.M.O. The Dunottar Castle also conveyed Lieu- tenant Doyley, Surgeon F. F. Lobb, Sub- Lieutenants L. T. Jones, W. G. Way, S. M'Culioch, all of the Royal Navy, 60 sea- men and marines, Major Maxse, Coldstream Guards, Sir Ellis Ashrnead Bartlett, M.P., and the following nursing sisters Mrs. Kelso Hamilton, Miss F. Behr, Miss A. Davidson, Miss E. M'Carthy, Miss L. Tip- pets, Miss N. Strangman, Miss M. Green- ham, Miss C. Evans, Miss C. S. M'Gowan, and Miss E. Becker.
AT MODDER RIVER. SHELLING THE ENEMY. Modder River, Jan. 8. The approach to the upper pontoon bridge across the Mcdder River is nearly com- pleted. The bushes around our picket lines have at last been cleared away, and it is now difficult for the enemy to approach without being seen. (PRESS ASSOCIATION WAR SPECIAL). Modder River, Monday. Yesterday afternoon the naval guns shelled the Boer position, and again this morning. Reports have reached camp that we inflicted considerable loss, and Jacobs- dal is said to contain many Boers wounded by the recent shell fire. The Boers fired over 300 shells, knocking down one man, but he was uninjured. It is stated that the enemy are busily engaged mounting a big gun. The naval gunners provatit them from working during the day. The effects of Colonel Pilcher's raid to Sunnyside are already apparent. The rebels are thoroughly nervous as to the conse- quences of their disloyalty. Latest reports state that the Boers have not gone to Douglas since its evacuation by Colonel Pilcher. (PRESS ASSOCIATION WAR SPECIAL.) Orange River, Tuesday. During the present lull in the fighting, the hospitals here are almost empty. All seri- ous cases have been transferred to the ,,y hospital camp at Wynberg. Large quantities of medical comforts, in- cluding mineral?, preserves, fruits, tobaccos, furniture, and clothing, are stored in each hospital. These are much appreciated by the men, who are very sensible of the great kindness of the donors. Among the latter is the little town of Cradock, which, though a Dutch centre, forwarded over X200 worth of goods for the sick and wounded. The troops on the station are enjoying exceptionally good health.
LATEST NEWS. By wire this (Friday) afternoon. (Central News Telegrams). THE CITY OF LONDON AND THE VOLUNTEERS. Freedom of the City of London was this morning conferred upon first detachment of City Imperial Volunteers, numbering five hundred men in Guildhall, amid seen of greatest enthusiasm. THE CARE OF THE WOUNDED. Orthopaedic hospital has placed two wards at disposal of Govarnment for invali- ded soldiers from South Africa. RUSSIA AND JAPAN. New York, Friday. Advices from far east, via Vancouver, state Japaneese newspapers are predicting early war with Russia. GENERAL BULLER. IMPORTANT MOVEMENT. A telegram received this morning at the War Office from General Buller, stated that he occupied South Bank of Tugela at Pot- gieter's Drift this morning, and seized Pont. River in flood enemy strongly entrench- ed about four and a half miles to the North.
ABERGELE. PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday.—Before Mr. W. Mason and Mr. Joseph Jones. TRANSFER. On the application of Mr, Rowlands, from the office of Mr. J. Pierce Lewis, Rhyl, the license of the Fair View, Llanddulas, was transferred to Mr. Robert Benjamin Roberts. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. John Kerfoot, Abergele, was fined 5s. and 12a. 6d. costs for being drunk and disorderly in Bridge Street, Abergele, on the 9th of Decem- ber, on the information of P.O. Rigby. PECULIAR GAME CASE. David Jones, Jenkin Street, Abergele, was charged by John Wesson, gamekeeper in the employ of Mr. Hughes, Kinmel, with snaring a hare on the 5th inst. Mr. Crabbe appeared for the prosecution. From the evidence of the prosecutor, corro- borated by William Owen, another gamekeeper, it would appear that the defendant was seen about half past seven on the morning in ques- tion, taking a hare from a snare on the side of the road leading from Bertbtopic to Dinorben. The keepers had seen snares set in the hedge on the day before, and therefore kept watch. When they saw defendant taking the hare, they went up to him, and he gave the hare up to Wesson, saying that he knew nothing about the snares, but that he was proceeding to his work at Dinorben. Defendant denied having had anything to do with the setting of the snares, and said he saw the hare lying on the roadside, and he picked it up. After a lengthened consultation in private, the magistrates failed to agree, one wanting to convict and the other to discharge the defen- dant, and the case was adjourned. HIGHWAY OFFENCES. Thomas Norman, bus driver, was fined 2s. 6d. with lis. 6d. costs for driving a vehicle without lights on the night of the 28th of December. David Jones, Tanygraig, Bodrhychan, was fined Is. and 5s. costs for allowing a donkey to stray on the highway, and Evan Evans, Peel Street, Abergele, was fined a similar amount for a like offence. Robert Davies, Pontydd, Abergele, and Edwin Lewis, Morfa Bach, Rhyl, were each fined 2s. 6d. and 7s. 6d. costs for neglecting to carry a light on their caris. FAILING TO GIVE NOTICE OF SHEEP SCAB. Owen Jones, Pentre Uchaf Farm, Abergele, pleaded guilty to a charge preferred against him by Inspector Roberts, of neglecting to re- port that his sheep were suffering from scab. A fine of 15s. (6d. per animal), and 6s. ad. costs was inflicted.