P AINFU LLY~S (TBDEH "XVE'A 13. f On jji^dtty. (Jpsfarday) at the Bogrd-rpom, Town Hall, an inquest was held before W. Davies, Eeq. (coroner), touching the deat)1 pf Mr John Davies, which event; took place in a sudden banner oil Wednesday evening last. The deceased Wag a gardener by trade and had for many years been employed at Bryn- eion he was about 60 years of age, and had the appearance of a, healthy and strong man. On the day in question it appears that he was engaged removing furniture from his house *.n Back-Qneeti-street to another in Crescent- road. The following wore sworn r s thu jury Messrs A. Maltby, foreman; R. Samman, Bodfor-street J^Parry Joues, Golden Glove Edward Jldwards, North Wales Hotel John Lowe, Li^Wpool Arms James Dowell, Wel- lington road; Janjfcs Walker, Wellington-road; M. Davies, Royal Oak; J. Williams, blacksmith Wellington-road Thos. Owen, Vaughan- street Thomas Foulkea, Abbey-street Wm. Daniels, Abbey-street Timms, Abbey-street. The jury having viewed the body, the i allowing evidence,jra* t^ken Mr Thorn an Hughes. 35, Abbey street, stated that :oft: Wednesday evening, about 8 o'clock, as he was proceeding from his house, and crossing the square, towarda Bedford- street, he saw a man, driving a hand-cart aontai&ftfcf WdtoV fkVrritare. Bfe VaW the man' Cropping between the shafts, and at onoe ran to his assistance. With the assistance of the deceased's wife, he picked him ap. The man- gave one heavy sigh, and died without utter ing a word. He was conveyed to No. 12, Crescent Road, arid ^WaB laid, down on the parlour floor. Medical assistance was sent 'G' le to and Summerbill f,)r, and Doctors ird a ne arrived soon after*ar After exani,n ,Xti??g the body, they pronounced life to? be, i -t. P., (witness) was not acquainted with the r.^nncLBod nrevionslv. P.O. John'e deposed--4o-- receiving in^ structions to proceed to No. 12, Crescnt Road. He went 'aiid 'therefotiiid the dead body of John Davies. He had known the deceased for some years. By trade he was a gardener, and worked at Bryntirion. He (witness) believed that the deceased'was a steady man at all- times, and witness had satisfied himself that death was not caused by any unfair means. The deoeased was 63 years of age last birth- day. The jury having consulted, without clearing the room, returned a verdict of death from tural oauses.
EPPJ'S COCOA.—GBATEFUL & COMFORTING.—" By A thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and ny.trit.ion, and by a car&ful application' of the fine properties o* well-selected Cocoa,- Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a- delicately flavoured beverage which may .save us many .heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles cf diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ouraSlves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame." Civil Service Gazette.—Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in packets, labelled-" JAmFs Epps& Co., Ixomceopathic Chemists, London." Also makers of Epps'fi' Chocolate Essence. [-32/s2 HOLLOWAT'S OINTMENT AND PILLS. Coughs, T-fluenza. The soothing properties of these ,elicathents render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respiratory organs. In common colds and influenza the Pills, taken internally, and the Ointment rubbed over the chest and throat, are exceedingly efficacious. When induenza is epide- mic, this treatment is the easiest, safest and surest. Holloway's Pills purify the blood, remove all obstioles-to- its free circulation through the lungs, relieve the over-gorged air tubes, aud render res- piration free, without reducing the strength, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits such are the ready means of eseaping from suffer- ing when afflicted with colds, coughs, bronchitis, aud other chest complaints. #. <fo. "I.,¡. k
GERMAN STEAMSHIP COMPETITIOTT. A o 6 fi?s just been formed* at Hamburg to r, Yndical ,:Ite into competition with the subsidised Eastern Line of steamers, on the following basis. The new ne will be composed of vessels of 3,500 tons, and an iverage speed of 11^ knots. They will touch only at Brindisi, thenoe going direct through the Suez Canal to Japan. There will be an Adriatic branch hue between Trieste and Brindisi. The company calculates that the necessary capital will be 10,000,000 marks. The subscriptions hitherto have been very nsufficient, as all the East Asian houses in Ham- burg are convinced that the proposed line will not tW able to meet English and French competition. It i s stated that another company, called the German S earner Company of Hamburg, has decided on inde- pendent competition with the subsidised line.
LIMERICK DYNAMITARDS. The Irish Nationalists who prefer the leadership of Mr. Stephens to that 4of Mr. Parnell have for some time been working to secure the discomfiture of the National League party. This circumstance lent some significance to a public meeting of the extreme Beltion of the Nationalists which was held at Limerick the other night, the main object being to eel brate the anniversary of the rescue of Fenian pri- soners by the American ship Catalpa, at Western I Australia, nine years ago. Several violent speeches we e delivered. Mr. James O'Mara, in responding to tfte toast of "Our Absent Friends," alluded to Daly aivliEgan, convicted at Warwick of complicity in the dynamite conspiracy. Their immortal friend John Daly, he said, was an exile suffering in a British dungeon, having been arrested as a dynamitard, and he was no such thing. Well, every man who wished old Ireland to be a free and independent nation should Its 0 dynamitard. He was a follower of Daly, Egan, andl: others/and they were all dynamitards in a sense. A Voice: "We'll revenge their prosecutions yet.") He hoped the day would soon come when those men would be welcomed back to Ireland either a3 dyna- mitards or anything else. Mr. John Ryan said the men he saw before him were the true Nationalists of Ireland, not those who belonged to the National League, or who posed as such. It was to those whom he addressed that Ireland had to look for her liberty and independence, and he trusted their numbers would speedily increase to make them able to effect thesei objects. Cheers were given for Stephens and otherfe. The company concluded the proceedings by singing "God Save Ireland" with great vigour.
THE RECENT FIGHTING AT HASHEEN. Th+ Standard prints a letter from its correspondent at Suakim, describing the operations at Hasheen on the 20th of March, when the Arabs were driven from the place, and redoubts and zarebas were con- structed and occupied by part of General Graham's force. Describing the retirement, the correspondent says i The moment almost that the cumbrous column wp s«t in motion a hail of rifle-bullets over our lieadi' announced that the opportunity the Arabs had been so Jong waiting for had now arrived. Within the next five minutes the bushes on our right and rear sealed alive with riflemen they crowded upon Hasheen Hill; they swarmed through the under- wood, and nothing could be seen but little puffs of smoke rising over the mimosa trees. Here and there a shriek, n moan, a gap in the rank, instantly filled up, shewed tnat some of the enemy's bullets had found their billet; but for one that hit, 1,000 whistled harinle^ly above us. A halt was called, and thei: by sections from the rear, right flank and right front, we poured volley after volley into the bush. l'\ r a few moments we checked the enemy's fire. Then on again, and the very instant we moved up jtyuped the Arabs, and the rain of bullets whizzed over'us 'Itgiiii*' Another few hundred yards, and again we halted to gain a little breathing-time by pouring fresh volleys into the cover, which sheltere4 only too wl our-in visible fees. But though again and again we repeated the same tactics we could only check for I -fev. minutes, but novdi? silenc6, their fire. Som times even during -the halts 'a handful of ,AraL?s W4?i4d z:u4h forward Wit?in 20 to 30 yards of tte s?luare, ou-i of cover, 'disclrrge -their rifles, and then throw tieinselves flat on t e ground to escape 0itolle?s.- -N*eedli?sg to say but f eiv, pf tljese ever rose At last ",e emerged fro r ii,?,tlle belt of denso bmh into? comparatively open ground. It had taken us nearly three-quarters of an hour to march Lbout a mile. I)uriiig the wh?le'' of this time we had been exposed ceaselessly to the rebels' fire.
In Stieler's great atlas, a well-known authority in Germany, Angra Pequena has hitherto appeared as a colony of England. A child, named Emily Hannah Wyatt, aged three years, has been burnt to death at fthadwell during the absence of her mother. Jane Cook, the infant daughter of a wood-chopper, at Poplar, during the absence of her mother drank some boiling water from a kettle, and died soon after- wards. ^jaPtain Hall lies at his residence, Daleford, in l)elamere .Forest, Cheshire, suffering from severe Jrn ,mfS 8Ustai.ned by his horse falling beneath him. Ihe horse slipped, and, coming dow.i, fell upon Oaj-tain Hall, breaking his leg and inflicting other serious injuries. In compliance with instructions from the Ad. miritlf,N, exp,r'lneiits have been rdAd6 at Alontrose, l?')rf:irsliire, Nvitli oil-sliells, invented b Llfr. Gordon, ving life at sea. Elevc, y for tl,e In sft n shells, each coritainiti,, one gallon of oil, were fired, and the efleet on bursting was remarkable, broad smooth patches of..water being produced on the sea, which was exceedingly boisterous, as a strong gale was blow- ing. Captain Bell, R.N., and other officials pro- nounced the experiments most successful,
SCUII'TUBAX EXAMINATIONS took place at Ebenezer Chapel, St. Asapb, on the 29th of J March. Six candidates competed on the three last ichaptei's of the Gospel according1 to St;, Matthew;" foar on," The sermon on the mount," and seven on Justification and Sanctification." The examination was con- by Messrs. Jones (liendre) and Moses Evans, both of Rhuddlan. ;v
MONTHLY MEETING OP THE RHYL IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Tuesday morning last, when there were present:—T'r W. T. Girdlestoue (chair- man), Messrs Tbos. Ellis, John Roberts, James Davies, W. Wynne, John Frimston, H. Parry, A. Humphreys, A. L. Clews, Joseph Williams, .P. Mostyn Williams, D. Trebearn, S. Berrington, G. F. Gunner, E. Vaughan, E. W. KeatingC, W. Williams, Robert Oldfield, R. D. Roberts, Capt. W3 nne Jones, &c. The minutes of the monthly meeting of the 3rd of March, also of special meetings held on the 20th and the 30tL of March, were read and confirmed. THE SURVEYOR'S REPO T of new buildings, &c., was read by him. The principal items contained in it were the follow- ing:— Drift Sund—The removal of the drift sand from the East Promenade was commenced last Wednesday, and will be completed to-day. The total cost will not exceed—w this porlion-X20." "Promenade Concrete Experiment.—This was completed on March 11th., an,i thrown open to the public on the 28th. The total cost, a'ter taking credit foi "id material, amounted to f-5 1.5s CI., or Is 5td., square yard. A small portiou of the 4 surface has been wilfully damaged, otherwise the work appears to answer the purpose intended. Of course it has not been sufficiently tested yet to enable an opinion to be formed as to its ultimate success." ó" No. 16, East Parade: Infringement of the bye- laws. This- matter has bf en under the consideration of the committee. I have had an interview with the parties interested, and the architect has handed me a letter addressed to yon (the chairman.) 9, Bodfor Strf et temporary premises of Cocoa House Company. I observed that a projecting signboard had-been fixed over the footpath, and a smoke flue fixed in the rear of the house as'no sanction bad been given by .,he Commissioners to these things, I gave notice to causer the signboard to be removed within 48 hours. The secretary of the Company has written to say that the matter will be laid before his directors on the 13th inst." Mr Frimston asked whether the Surveyor re- commended that anything should be done to the promenade before the season ? The Town Surveyor replied that a sum was -allowed in the estimates for something to'be done to the surface of it. Mr Wynne in reference to the alleged projecting signboard by the Cocoa House Company, said that the 13tli of April was a long time to delay the mat- ter.If there was anything of any consequence in the alleged irregularities mentioned in the report they ought to be looked to at once. The Town Surveyor read a copy of his letter, containing the notice, and also the hon- secretary's reply, stating that the matter would be laid before the directors of the Company at their monthly meeting on the 13th of April. Mr Oldfield thought it was, simply an oversight to place the signboard in the way it had been done, and there were other signboards fixed in the same way in the same street. Mr P. Mostyn Williams remarked' that the same board had been in use in High Street all the time, and' projected in exactly the same way he did not know whether there was a different law for Bodfor Street and High Street. The Town Surveyor said the question of project- ings signboards was still in j abeyance. His rule was not to allow them to be put up without sanction.. Mr John Roberts remarked that the board would, not remain there long. It was-only temporary. The Chairman said it might be there for a year. Mr Wynne said the signboard was not the only matter—there was also the smoke flue. He could not see the purpose of giving notices unless they were acted upon. He proposed that that portion of the Town Surveyor's report be referred to the road committee, with power to act.—This was seconded by Mr Henry Parry and carried.—The other items in the report were also referred to the various committees. THE TOWN HALL. The minutes of a meeting of the town hall, market, &c., committee, held ^on the 1st of April, Were read. The committee estimated the receipts for the coming year at X52,5, and the expenditure £ 288. It was recommended that the reduced rents of the market stalls be advertised in a local paper and in the Baner ac Amserau Cymru." At & previous meeting of the committee, it was recommended that the gas-jets in the assembly-room be arranged, one of the stars," the; one nearest the gallery to be plugged, as it would not be required. Some slight work was also recommended to bol done to the exterior of the building.-The minutes were confirmed, with the exception of the part refarring to the estimates. A HANDSOME GIFT TO THE TOWN. The town hall committeee reported that a valuable mahogany table, with cloth cover1, beauti- fully. embroidered, and having the Prince of Wales' plume and the Board's monogram worked thereon, had been presented to the Bdard by Capt. Wynne Jones, and they recommended that the donor be thanked for his handsome, useful, and generous gift- Mr Thomas Ellis (chairman of the committee) moved the confirmatiouof the minutes. He stated thait the table was to be beein on the platform in the assembly room. They al knew that there were .0 'f *the great complaints o ), tabld being shabby, and'i2ot fit for gentlemen'to t at, and at the same time complaints were made that the board-room wag cold and uncomfortable.) The committee pre- pared an estimate of expenditure which they thqught would meet the oasej but the estimate was rejected, and only one half of what was required was sanctioned. He (as chairman) did not know what to do, because the tfrble in the assembly- room was not fit for the pilrpjose. One day he was senjt for to Olinda, and thter^ he found Mr Kent, draper, with Capt. Wynne Jones,' who informed him that he had decided to'make a present of a table cover for the town hall table. He (Mr Ellis) was then in a fix, for he did not like to speak plainly of his trouble to Capt. Wynne Jones be, however, ventured to ask Mr Jones, if he saw an old, thin horse, with a new saddle and bridle, and a gentle- man on its back, what would he think of it (laughter.) Capt. Jones replied that they would uoi match very well, took the hint, and said he would give a table as well (applause) and he (Mr Ellis) was deputed to seek one. A table of the description required could not be got in the town, and so he went to Liverpool, where he was recommended to visit the establishment of Messrs Kinir and Haywood, Scotland Road. They had not a suitable one in stock, but they took an order to make one acoording to his instructions, and it was now on view in the assembly-room. He (Mr Ellis) asked the board to accept the present from Capt. W. Jones with warm thanks. Capt. Wynne Jones was not the first of his family who had sat on that board. They bad maoy years ago Mr Wynne, Olinda, as a member of the Board, for some time chairman, and that gentleman did a great deal of good to the town. He (Mr Ellis) hoped that Capt. Wynne Jones would live many years amongst us to do many good turns to the Board and to the town (applause.) He begged to move a hearty vote of thanks to Capt. Wynne Jones, and that the same be inserted in the minutes. Mr R. D. Roberts, had great pleasure in second- ing the proposition. He was sure they all endorsed the sentiments uttered by Mr Ellis; and hoped that others would follow Capt. Wynne Jones' example (hear, hear,) The Chairman had very great pleasure in sup- porting the motion. He heartily endorsed all the remarks that had been made, and wished Capt. Wynne Jones long life and happiness (ap- plause.) The motion was carried with acclamation. Capt. Wynne Jones thanked the Board for the manner in which they on behalf of the town had accepted the gift which it was a very great pleasure for him to make. But the thanks was not all due to him, as he gave only the cover. Strictly speak- ing his aunt-Mrs Jones, Olinda-gave the table (applause.) Mrs Jones, having lived so long in the town, and always felt a deep interest in it, had asked to be allowed to present the table (applause ) He (Capt. Wynne Jones) would also take that opportunity of thanking Mr Ellis for his kind and valuable assistance in procuring the table; and again thanked the board for the kind and polite way in which the gift had been accepted on behalf of the town. On the motion of Mr James Davies, seconded by Mr Absalom Humphreys, a similar vote of thanks was, amidst applause, passed to Mrs Jones, Olinda. THE SELECTION OF A SUMMER BAND. The band committee reported having directed the Clerk to advertise in the Era," for a summer band without P subsidy. The Town Clerk said he had carried out the instructions of the Board, and had already received a number of tenders. Re read the principal ones. Mr John Davies, Llandudno, had sent in an amendmended tender, offering a baud of 6 instrum- entalists, one vocalist, and himself as conductor, in June and September; and a band of 11 in July and August, without subsidy but with the usual privileges as to the benefit concerts. Tenders were also sent in by Mr Roxby, of the British Palace of Varieties, Swansea Mr J. Sid- ney Ward, London Mr McLawton, Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London; Mr F. J, Wood, Battersea, London; Mr T. H. Seynorl Sheffield, who offered to bring, in addition to a ful- band, the two little wonders-a host in them- selves and Mr Hazelden, Rhyl, who offered a band of 12 in June and September, with vocalist and 16 in Ju'y slid August. Mr Thomas Ellis strongly urged thp Board to come to a final dicision that day, as the time was getting late. Mr James Davies proposed that the tender of Mr John Davies Llandudno, be accepted. That ten- der appeared to him to be the best,and the most de- finite. Mr Wynne seconded the motion. Mr Davies, the applicant, was accustomed to the work he knew what he was about, and not likely to come here to be disappointed. The committee, too, having recommended him, with a subsidy, must hive been entirely satisfied as to his qualifications. Mr P Mostyn Williams, in supporting the mo- tion, said that Mr Davies, when before the commit- tee, had answered all questions put to him in a very satisfactory manner. He knew Rhyl well, and brought with him a splendid character from Llandudno. Taking all things into consideration, he thought Mr Davies was the most suitable per- son and he (Mr Williams) was glad that Mr Davieti was now willing to come without a sub- sidy. Captain Wynne Jcnes asked whether they had any guarantee as to the character of the voice of the vocalist lie ought not to be inferior to Mr Gilding as a singer. Mr P. Mostyn Williams stated that the name of an eminent baritone had been mentioned. Mr R. D. Roberts proposed an amendment—that Mr Gilding's offer be accepted. People liked to meet with old faces Mr Gilding was very much liked aud was popular as a singer. Mr William Williams said they ought to have some tangible guarantee that whoever was engaged would f!tic here through thicn and thin throughout the season. Mr Keatinge (as a member of the committee) thought they were fortunate in securing Mr Davies they had in him a substantial man to deal with. Capt. Wynne Jones seconded Mr R. D. Roberts' amendment, for the simple reason that he liked a good singer on the promenade. They ran a great risk in changing Mr Gilding, and they might have hav- a very indifferent man in his place. He had nothing against Mr Davies personally. After some further discussion, the Board voted on Mr R, D. Roberts' amendment, and it was lost by a large majority. Mr James Davies' motion was then put, and carried unanimously. THE CEFNDY ROAD. At a meeting of road, &c., committee, on the 28th of March, Mr Hammond called attention to the bad state of the road leading to the manure field. It was re commended that the attention of Mr Bell, Bodrhyddan, and Mr Hughes, of the Brickworks, be called to the matter. At a subsequent meeting held on the 31st of March, Mr Bell was present,an the dangerous state of the bridge over the cut, owing it was alleged to extraordinary traffic, was pointed out to him. Mr Bell promised to attend to the bridge and road.—Confirmed. THE MARINE DRIVE. A copy of draft agreement between the National L'beral Land Company and Mr Winby, having been submitted to the road committee, the solicitors were informed the agreement woald probably be favourably received by the commissioners subject to slight alterations, and subject to the usual con- ditions as to drains, &c.-Confirmed. THE DEE CONSERVANCY BILLS. At the meeting of the road committee Ion the 28th March a letter was read from Mr Murray Brow ne calling attention to the above Bills now be- fore Parliament. The committee recommended that steps taken to ascertain whether those Bills would in anyway interfere with the foreshore in this district. Mr Wynne thought the committee ought to take notice of the Bills referred to. At first there were three different Bills, but he ha i been told that the parties had now amalgamated, and that the whole had been merged into one joint Bill. It was the proper time for the commissioners to stir in the matter, and to give notice of opposition to any Bill -which proposed to interfere with the foreshore rights, or be in any way detrimental to the interests of Rhyl. He proposed that the special committee be authorised to take what steps they thought direablein regard to this new Bill. Mr Thomas Ellis seconded the motion and after a little conversation it was unanimously agreed to. ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT OF BYE-LAWS With reference to the alleged infringement of the bye-laws at No 16, East Parade (referred ten in the Surveyor's Report), the road committee at a meeting held on the 30th ultimo, recommended that legal proceedings be tdken to compel the par- ties concerned to remov6 !it e infriiagen4eul. A letter had beeii'i?ceived by, The corn?iittce fr?o'm Ni D?uglas (the architect,, cilpressing regre? that th' ?pp, L, 9 tb,ing'had h ued through a misundertitandiug between himself and the contractor.—Mr Wynne explained that the case was a seiious one, for not .only had no plans been submitted, but the nature of; the work done was contrary to the byelaws.—Mr James Davies advocated tjhe enforcement cf the bye-laws.—Mr Wm. Williafns (the contractor) al-60 expressed regret that any irrjegularity had occurred, but it was done purely through a mistake, and not intentionally.—A letter was read from the owner of the adjoining property cqmplaining of the work. —jAfter a great deal of discission, it was agreed to accept the apology and not [to press legal proceed- ing. ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT j OF BTTILDIWG LIJfB. A letter was read from Mr Fonlkes complaining that the windows of a house, now being built by Mr Abel Jopes on the. Wqstj Parade, projected eight inches from the line of the adjoining premises. The road committee recommended that Mr Foulkes be tdld that they were informed that the windows w;ere liDeable with the adjoining houses, »nd that the plans had been, already passecl On the r<ici|ipt a further communication from Mr Foulkes the Surveyor was instructed to make-a careful siirvey of the building.—Cojnfirmed. PAVIVO REQUIRED. Mr Gunner gave notice that at the next meeting he would call attention to jthe unpaved portion of the footpath in front of'Glanmorfa in Wellington Road. THE MTIMATFS. After consideration by the various committees the following estimates were submitted for the year ending 31st March, 1886:- RECEIPTS. Balance in Treasurer's hands 31 0 0 Market Stalls (zC245 full) L200 Tolls and Weighing £ 30 230 0 0 Town Hall 100 0 0 Offices 195 0 0 Manure. 60 0 0 Foreabore. 60 0 0 Licenses 35 0 0 Incidentals. 10 0 0 Outstanding (Private Improvements) 150 0 0 £8il 0 0 Income Tax 14 0 0 885 0 0 'Rate at 2/7 in the £ (rateable value) £ 32,811 4238 1 Ð Less Irrecoverable. 175 1 9 ————— 4063 0 0 JE4948 0 0 EXPENDITURE. Repayment of Loans and Interest 2010 0 0 Highways 800 0 0 Outstanding accountsl56 0 0 -————— 956 0 0 Street Watering 130 0 0 Police 36 0 0 Night Scavenging 376 0 0 Lighting (including 5 new lamps and Town Hall lamp) 271 0 0 Promenade and Foreshore. 70 0 0 Town and Market Halls. 280 0 0 Sewerage and Sanitary. I I 120 0 0 Legal Expenses. 25 0 0 Establishment. 85 0 0 Election. 25 0 0 Fire Engine. 10 0 0 Salaries. 470 0 0 Clerk's Honorarium. 25 0 0 Incidentals. 20 0 0 S4912 0 0 Margin 36 0 0 JB4948 0 0 Mr Wynne (chairman of the finance committee) criticized the estimates at considerable length. The several committees had gone very carefully into these estimates with a view of seeing whether what was supposed to be done could be done with the amount of money gained from the rate fixed to meet it. It was always a wise course not to carry on work with a deficiency at the end of the year. That was not at a.ll a desirable thing. The esti- mated cost of the highways was £ 164 less than the sum actually spent last year, and as that amount could not be gained out of the item for labour, it must be taken out of the item for materials. The sum of £ 70 was very small indeed to meet the work required to be done on the promenade and when they came to do the work, he was afraid they would find themselves compelled to exceed the estimate, No provision had been made towards the cost of removing the sand, which they had been told that day had already coat £20. Another item which had been omitted altogether, was for the permanent repair of the market yard, which was in a very un- satisfactory state. Neither was any provision made for the proposed band-stand These would no doubt be small items, but small sums put together amounted to a great deal, and it would be wise to be prepared for them, and for any contingency that might arise The actual expenditure last year was equal to a rate of 2s. 8d. They made a rate of 2s. 9d in the They began last year with a debt of £250, and ended with a deficit of £150. They began thi year with a debt equal to lid m the £ if they deducted that amount, they must only expend 2s. 6-d in the that is, if they adopted the recommen- dations of the oommittee. The water estimate was also a very low one. Last year they actually ex- pended JE138 whereas this year they only estimated That seemed to him like cutting too j fine. Taking all these matters into consideration, i he would formally propose, as an amendment to the recommendation of the committee, that a rate of 2s. 8d. be fixed, the difference to be applied partly to repairing the access to the maiket, the promenade and the highways. Mr Gunner seconded Mr Wynne's proposition. Mr Thomas E lis could not agree with Mr Wynne, though they all knew that Mr Wynne was as anxious as anyone to lower the rates. They all felt that under present circunstances it was their duty to cut down the expenditure as much as pos- ible, without damaging the town and the several committees had kept a sharp eye on the various items. The heaviest item was that in respect of the highways; and the reduction had been taken, not out of materials alone, but out of the labour and cartage also. Taking into account the last few years, the committee thought that the estimate for the ensuing year would be a very fair compromise. Last year they went in very elaborately in material for the roads and that was a reason why quite so much would not be required this year. As to the promenade £iO he believed would be ample for the present year, because there was an intention to give it a new face altogether, but that could not be done this year. The water estimate would also compare favourably with those of the last few years. It was not correct to take the estimate for last year atoRe. After careful consideration, the committee came to the conclusion that a rate of 2s. 7d. in the would meet the case, and leave a balance of £36. He proposed that the rate be fixed at 2s. 7d. in the Mr Henry Parry seconded. Mr Wm. Williams regretted that there were not more of the commissioners present to deal with the important question of fixing the rate. (Many of the members had left the room before this business was reached.) The committee had spent six hoars over the matter, and they accepted a 2s. 7d. rate as a compromise. Mr Wynne had made a deal of fuss about ending the year with a debt but the debt of last year did not actually belong to it. Much of the work done had been pushed forward. because it was a more convenient time to do it, and it was well known at the time that the expenditure would go over to the next year's account. As to the promenade, they were not yet quite sure whether the experiment which had been made would answer the purpose. He granted that it was a bad policy to end each succeeding year with a deficiency, but he contended that actually on principle, that had not been the case last year. Personally he was satisfied that they could do right well with a rate of :28. 6d. in the £ and he would make a proposi- tion to that effect. After a few words from Mr Mostyn Williams, in defence of the action taken by Mr Wynne, as chairman of the finance, committee, who were leg-ally responsible for the fixing of the rate, Mr Wynne replied and in the course of his re- marks stated that only Is. 2d. of the rate was spent on the town, the other portion went to pay interest on money borrowed. The meeting then voted, when a rate of 5s. 7d. in the pound was carried by a majority of 9 votes against 6. The customary resolution, authorising the Clerk to levy the rate, was then passed and the meeting termmated.
CLWYD STREET SUNDAY SCHOOL LITERARY SOCIETY. On Tuesday last a tea meeting, in the after- D00n<and a literary and musical competitive meeting, in the evening, were held in connec- tion with the above society, of which Jacob Jones, Bod A^ron, iaxhe president,; andj Mr G. T. Evans (N. & S. W. Bank), secretary.: Both meetings were in every respect success-' fiil. Ihe tea meeting in the afternoon was veryj well attended, and the tea and its aocotnpavni-! ■ tnents,.?ere of a snperiqr quality, and reflected! treat ftredit on the caterers, Mv ^.nd Mrsj Va*i!?han, Qaeen Street! The following ladies: presided at the tables :— Mrs-Edwin Jones Mrs Jacob Jones Miss E. P. Jones and Miss Lloyd Miss Morris, Brighton Road, and Mies Jones, High Street; Miss' Williams, Convalescent Home; Miss jWilliams, Edward Henry Street, and Miss Jones, 56, West Parade Mrs W. Jones, High; Street; Mies Davies, 57, WeBfc1 Parade; Mrs. E. Davies, Church Street, MissEvans, Shipley House; Miss Clements, and Miss Roberts, Plastirion Terrace Mrs Williams, Convales- cent Home, and Mrs Morgan. The evening meeting was held in the town hall, commencing at half-past six. Mr Jacob Jones presided, and there was a very. large audience. The Chairman, in his opening addrass, re- marked npon the excellent feast which they had enjoyed in the afternoon, under the aus- pices and the saporiutondence of the ladies,: who had displayed their usual cleverness in decorating and their incomparable abilities to make all comfortable (applause). There was a large amount and a great variety of work to! be gone through that evening—there being no fewer than 24 different items on the pro- gramme and therefore it would be wisiom on his part to be"brief. and he hoped that the adjudicators would follow his example, and that all who had to take part would endeavour to be in readiness when called upon. That meeting was the annual festival of the Clwyd Street Sunday School, and especially of the Literary Sooiety. He hoped that sooiety had been the means of doing good to many of their young friends during the last session, and that they may hope more good to result from it in the future. That meeting was called a "competitive" meeting—not in a physical sense, as had been the custom in Wales but competition in a friendly desire to exoel. Meetings of that kind gave young people to opportunity to compare themselves—one with the other, and to be weighed and measured by their superiors. Competition is a special characteristic of the present age—in every calling, trade, and art each and all are en- deavouring to excel, and competition, properly carried on, is beneficial to the competitors and to society (applause)- The Olympic Games more than anything else influenced in the formation of the national character of the Greeks, and produced that beautiful physical and mental character which is reflected in the literature and the art of Greece. Could they as Welshmen not also believe that the Sunday School teaching during the last century, with the system of catechizing, examinations, and competitive meetings, had had some influence in formingthenatlOna character of the Welsh ? In addition to regular teaching in the Sunday Schools, some such meetings as the one of that evening were necessary in order to stimn I late, encourage, and to draw out the energies of the best (applause). Much of the work preparatory to that meeting bad been done out of sight—it was the work of the mind, the head and the hand, and in some branches only a small portion of the work would come to view that evening. In the examinations in the essay writing, and the poetical com- positions, they could not see the competitors doing the work but simply hear the adjudi- cation of the judges on the respective merit of that work. But in the musical and other branches, although not all, yet a large portion of the labour would come to view, and on that account would be more interesting, because the competitions would be taking place in the hearing of the audience It would be well for them to remember that the benefit would not be eonfined entirely to those who took the prizes. Nay, In all labour there is profit." Every one who has been working, to the degree that he has done so honestly, has been under a healthy discipline and he will benefit, and be better fitted and prepared for future competitions (applause). The following programme was then proceed- ed with :— Competition in reciting, "Yr eos" by children under 10 years of age. First prize, 3s., was awarded to Miss M. A. Price, and the second prize, 2s.: to Master Edward Jones. I The adjudicators were Messrs Daniel Evans ana Isaac Jonef. Only one competitor, namely, Miss Maggie Hughes, Warren Road, tried for a prize of 5s for singing a solo, "Y fam a'i baban," and she was awarded the prize. Out of 13 competitors, Mrs J. T. Jones, Aled House, was awarded a prize of 5s. foi the best translation of a piece from English to Welsh. The adjudicator wap the Rev. J. Jenkins, M.A. For the best answers to historical questions on Matthew 26, 27, and 28, by children under 12 years of age, the first prize (os) was award- ed to M. A Williams, High street; and the Becond prize (2s. 61.) to Master Edward Jones. In a similar competition confined to children under 16 years of age, the first prize was divided between Masters Joseph Jones, T. J. Hughes, James Dowell and the second to Catherine Morgan. For the best replies to questions out of Rhodd Mam," the prize was equally divided between M. A. Price, D. J. Prioe, and E. M. Dowell. The next item was a choral competition, choir not to be under 30 in number. Prize, dB7 10s. The piece was an anthem Great and Wondrous (Spohr), adapted to Welsh words by the late Mr. J. Ambrose Lloyd. Two choirs competed — the Gym Castle Choral Union (Llanasa), under the leadership of Mr D. J. Davies, National Schools, Rbyl; and the Wairen Road choir, under the leadership of Mr John Roberts. The adjudicator. Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bao., delivered an exhaus- tive adjudication, and awarded the prize to the first choir, the announcement being re- ceived with loud applause. Competition in reciting a beautiful piece of Welsh poetry Yn dysgwyl am fy nhad," by children under 15 years of age. The adjudi- cators, Messrs John Evans and Wm. Will- iams. West Parade, awarded the first prize (3s ) to Frederick Williams, and the 2nd priaS (2s.) to Maggie Price. Competition in spelling, and giving the meaning of the words. The adjudicators nere Messrs Robert Evans and James Dowell. The first prize (2s) was awarded to T. J. Hugbes, and the second prize (Is) to David John Price. For the best notes of a sermon delivered in Clwyd street chapel by the late Rev. J. Ogwen Jones, the prize of 5s. was divided between Mr. R. O. Jones and Mr. W. Lloyd Evans. Competition in singing the golo Hiraeth," by males. The prize of 5s. was awarded by Mr Jenkins, Mus. Bac., the author of the music, to Mr Edward Jones, St. George. Adjudication by Mrs Jacob Jones and Mrs 1 J. T. Jones on the essays on" The family of Bethany." The first prize (10s) was awarded to Miss Ellen Jones, 152, Wellington Road: and the second (5s.) to Mrs Catherine Jones, 148, Wellingt-on Road. Competition in repeating from memory a piece read out at the time. The adjudicators were Messrs J. T. Jones, and Wm. Jones, High St., who divided the prize (3s) between T. J. Hughes, James Dowell, and D. J. Price. I For the best replies to questions on Justification and Sanctification." a prize of 15s. was equally divided between Miss Griffiths, 10, Abbey street, and Mr Isaac Jones, Clwyd street. The Rev. D. R._Grffiith, Rhuddlan, was the adjudicator. The sa14b:a4iudt:a.wadd the first prize of 5s. for the best summary of the Sermon on the Mount to Mr R. O. Jones; and the second prize was divided between Mr David Evans..1 Record Office, and Mr John Evans, High street Choral competition — choirs of children (with three adults allowed as bass, and three adult tenors). The piece was entitled Gotftei^ Fdr." Only one choir cams forward —under the leadership of Master T. Edwards, 7, Water Street. They sang beautifully, and were adjudged fully worthy of the prize. The prize was 21s. For the description in writing of the Bee," with SoriptdRal. references thereto, out of seven competitors, the Rev. J. Jenkins, M.A. rpcomgMiiided to the first, Mr Eiward Roberts, Vale Road 58 to the second, Mr R. O. Jones and 4s to the third, Mr D. Davies, High street. For the best recitation by adults of a piece of Welsh poetry on the Destruction of Jerusalem," by Oen Fardd, tba prize of 5s. wac: awarded by the' Rev. T. Hughes and Mr E. P. Jones, who adjudicated, to Mr Robert J. Bedford street. i Mr David Evans, Record Office, took away the prize offered for a poem on Pro- idence." Adjudication by the Rev. Francis Jones, Abergela, on the essays on The principle trbioh ought to govern ones' liberality towards religious objects, &o." The first prize'(21s.) was awarded po, M.r Robert Jones, Cwm and the second prize (ids- 6i.) to Mr Jesse Jones, Church street, Rhuddlan. Mr Isaac Jones proposed a vote of thanks to all who had taken part in the proceed- ingstfle seofetary (Mr U, N.AS.W. Bank), the ladies, who had presided at the tables, the adjudicators; atod the obeir.an.- Mr R. Price seconded tbe proposition, which was carried with aeolao&ation. » Only one choir oame forward to oompet for a prize of 10s. for flinging the oongre gational tune, Llangeitho," which wat under the leadership of Mr John Roberts; and they were adjudged worthy of the prize. The meeting then termibAt^d. T ■ » 1 »I
.„ RHYL THE RBTL COCOA. HOUSE COM?ANT-—Recent- ly the annual general meeting of the mare- holders of this company was ,held under the presidency of the Rev. D. Burford Hooke, to receive the directors' report and to transact other business relating to the affairs of the company. Miss Evans, Preswylfa, Mr H. E. Squires (Conway), and Major Petin were re-elected directors, and Mr E. S. London was elected in addition. The directors think it a matter for congratulation that tbe annual statement continues to show a profit balance in spite of" extreme depression at Rhyl and 18ewhere. They further state that they are under notice to quit the present premises in High street, and that no option was left them by the landlord except that of taking a further definite lease for five years at an advanced rent." This oaused much anxiety, which however, has been agreeably terminated by an offer by Miss Evans, of Preswylfa, to build a new and commodious cocoa house for the use of the company in an admirable situation,at the corner of Bodfor and Kinmel ttreets. The directors stated they would undoubtedly bei able to enter into a satisfactory agreement for the tenancy of the new buildings, aud mean while to make temporary arrangements for carrying on the business pending the comp'e- tion of the new Cocoa House. For this pur- pose they have temporarily rented No. 19, Bodfor street, where the business is now being oarried on. THE ROYAL THAIS, conveying the Prince and Princess of Wales and their suite, from London to Holyhead, on their visit to Ireland, passed through the Rhyl station about fifteen minutes to eleven on TneBday evening. Ad- j mission to the station was strictly prohibited, except to officials; but a large crowd had as- sembled outside, and occupied all the positions from which a view of the Royal saloon could be obtained. Although there were no loud manifestations of loyalty, there was a very general expression of good "wishes for the safety and comfirt of the Prince and Princess during their sojourn in the Bister Isle, and for their Bafe retdrn. "t' THE POST OFFICE officials were treated to a well-desetved holiday on Monday last. There was but one delivery of letters during the day, and a few may have suffered inoonvenienoe on that account, but we have not heard of any serious oom plaints. ÜUR readers will notice, by referring to our adveitising columns, that the business can. ducted by the executor of the late J. Rhycbren Jones has changed hands, and that it will be carried on by Mr Alfred Jonea (son of the late Mr J. Rhydwen Jones) and Mr Thomas Davies (manager for ihc £ l*te firm) under the style of Rhydwen Jones and Davies. We wish the new firm even greater suooess than that enjoyed by the late firm. We would also di- i JLi si V- reot attention to the advertisement announe- tag the annual .1e. A t the efofc>B^p tiiytj € h apel an entertatfTrQent df a'^feryfntSrestiTi? charac- ter is announced to tate place on Thursday evening b*xc, JK-ffviaffi good programme has been CHRIST AND HIS SoEPrats IFI the title of a sacred Oratorio to be^pocWSrea ?he Eng. lish Wesleyan CHapel On ^u^SBfaj- next. Tnere will be full organ There will be no charge for admrsaioxi. i
Whilst fr»elf giving on .to *lv» of our cor- raspondentb in all subject* of ufiHeTnierest., we with dis- tinctly to that we do not DcoesMkrily' any of them and 81" eælor. in GO irk; reepoaible for any statement made.
CLERICAL PRESUMPTION AT MELIDEN To the Editor of tAil Rbtl AovEimsBB. SIB,—It seems that the clergyman of the Church of England are detenniaed to avail themselves of what little time they mny have in store between uow and the gloomy crisis of the disestablishment pf their Catholic Church," to have their revenge upon the Nonconformist*, as will be seen from the following narrative. On the first day of this month it seems that Mr John Williams, Pydew, had maid. arranirements for putting up a gravestone on the grave of his late yooag son, who was lately buried at Melideo. A pair -of bcreee and cart were sent to Rhyl for the gravestone, and the stonemasons fol- lowed it up to the oemetery gate at Melkleu with the intention of patting H up. "Mr WiHtamtf him-~ had gone to Abergele fair that Say, entrusting^ the execution of the work to his men and the oufroaS^; However the oart and the men had no sooner arrived^ at the Churchyard gate than ,they wera prevented by the View from -eatering the preciuete of ibk/l churchyard without first paying afee of wne_gamea^ The men were taken <jaite «o#waree, and .4IQWU,¡ the family. They never knew it charged teefow,- and therefore were not prepared for this emergency.* j Kptwithstanding the entreaties of the men, and the; promise that the money would be paid "on' Mr llama' return from Abergele,the Vioar refused them.^ admission, and kept both the. men and the horses 1%, the read for about an hous and a half, unt»l a. maac, went all the way tolf--4;h. ^puioea*. an action on the part of ooe of the ''direct followers of the Apostles, and the consecrated servants of Jesus Christ io almost incredible, bat perh*ps the rev. gentleman can, after *U, renenoile himsiif ttfi it and his conduct towards one ot his kind est aeighi boars and one of the largest contributor* to his salary. "Whether Mr Williams acted witJaia his legal rights or iiot is not for me to decide. The l xaemory .of the ye and Pydew families will flourish iu generations jet unborn, while the Dames aitome high-handed olecgymen'will perish.—Yours* LXEKRATIOKIST.
IN TEE MEDIATE EDUCATION. To the Editor of the ltnn ADVBBTISEB. Sir,—The letter of John in your issue of the 21st ultimo snggests a question timiiar to the one put to the great Master Who did flin ? This man, that he is blind ? or his parents, that he was born so ? It is more charitable to think that his blindness is only a punishment for fin committed in a pre-existent state, than to say that it hati been inflicted for criminal neglect or rejeotion. of .ttie educational provision of the protect times. I can- not to-day oiaouM whether hie blindness is original and congenital, accidental, self-iu flic ted, or a just punishment. I think the public thoroughly understand the late aotion of the Commissioners in the mltter of the election.. and are satisfied were it not so, letter supplies nothing on the question worth notice, and I shall, therefore, confine my remarKIIi to that which is purely personal. John aapiently says that in" hit party live the noua is singular and should httvu a singular verb. IlRlppotle luat John never heard of collective nouns, in JCU less that euch nouns are sometimes followed by the singular and sometimes by the plurl; and that when attention ia directed to the individuals com- posing it, or the idejj, of unity is not prominent in it, a plurai verb should be uaed as l'ne people were divided. "Xbe aaeembiy of the wic&ea have enclosed me." The jury were right in finding the prisoner guilty." "How are tne Parliament to be awakened from the dust in which they re- pose f" (Tennyson Will. W.) Who, not bunded by party dmt, could think of the Radical party without thinking of the heterogeneous and diaoord- ant sections and individuals comprising it r Could the idea of Wlitybe present, much leas prominent, when considering a party following tne lead oi Oladstone and Bradiaugh, Chainberiain and Lows, .Forster and Lawson, .Bright, Co wen, Parnell, &c., ks eaiily as when contemplating a happy taraiij of lions and lambs, foxes and geeae, hawiu and suoJi- mg doves—a party united only by the policy ot tue Vicar oi Bray—office, office, offioe! Had the Radical party been as homogeneous as tne Conser- vativo party—one and indiviaabie in policy, patriot- ism and devotion to enlightened leaders would cheerfully give them a singular vero but they are not (as all the world Jmowsj, and never can be. I may, however, as well say here that iny letter to the editor of the '•Journal" coupled aaother noun with the "party," and that it WIlL. the worthy editor, striking out the first noun aad conjunction (exercising, no doubt, a wise discretion^ who caused the offense to John," just as lie suost.tu.- ted hasty for stronger word., and generally toned down my un uuky communication. Ai to the orthograptuoal blunders pointed out by John, and others not pointed out, I can only plead that the misehiei was done by tuat triogy imp, the printer's devil. Let John ontnte nun, aad when he eatobes give fcuo a sound flagtiuauoa. What shall I say to J jtin's iiterary aooruon f Hie thee to a schoolmaster (a Pupu teaoner of a j prixnarj school will be suifyient)^ and as* him to anoint thine eyes, and thsn point but to thee and help thee to correct the soore of olfehoeb agaiuet grammar in thy hall-ooluatn letter, trWn tnou may eat perhaps, in time, he permitted dcoasibnaiiy scribble. T I will not write*. wo*d about JqiJmV' offence against good taste, nor his untruthfully ohar^iog mo with applying the word nafitj" to Ufeu letter thesftn qaestion.toeyoiid saying that I thint ute woad ■would have been more suitable when speaantg of e Wttet charging a majority of the 'OotzUnissiuners (including the chairman) with ap Toiy trick.' A word as to your note to John's r letter. 1 Dalleciat your offioe aud read the manuscript to the geptlmman I supposed to be responaiOte, and then asked it he ooixul put it it. lie repuod that ) he could not promise its insertion, but J. might leave it. I then said I oouid not oail again, and thit if he oouid not say it would be put in 1 snould consider that it was refused insertion, and should take it to the Jourual." I must say that the statement in my letter was in suDstauce true, and that your charge of inveracity is unjust.—Jieepect- fully, Rhyl, 9th April, 1886. J. Fxbldikg. It is only due to John to explain that the substiuttion of H nuty" for "hasty" was the work of an imp Mr fleldiag oamplaini of.—Ed, 1 A. » ■ ■ ■
BUSINESS BOTS. The first year of a boy's business life is a critieal one. He comes, perhapa, from a country home, cer- tainly from a school life well hedged and protected by careful parents and teachers, fie has lived hereto- fore under conditions in which it was easier to go right than wrong, and it is indeed a change when he takes life into his own hands and plunges into a great city's business current, whose ramifications, encircle the world. Then it is he get* his practical experience of life, and gains his first real knowledge of men and things. Then, too, he begins to find of what mettle he himself is made, and to shape his life's course, as he gives it an upw ard or a downward curve, so it is apt to continue. A boy I first position in a commercial house is usually at the foot of the ladder his duties are plain, his place is insignificant, and his salary is smal. He is ex- pected to familiarise himself with the business and as he becomes more intelligent m regard to it he is ad- vanced to a more responsible place. His first duty then work, He must cultivate day by day habits of fidelity, accuracy, neatness, dispatch, "and these qualities will tell in his favour as surely as the world revolves. Though he may work unnoticed and UD. commended for months, such conduct always meets its reward. There is no position in life more honour- able than that of a successful business man, because there is none more influential. It is the judgment and advice of business men that euide affairs of national importance. The most wonderful inventions of the age are but servants to do their bidding. It ic no wonder that they are called "railroad kings" and "merchant princes" when we see the power they possess. How necessary, then, that the bovs who are growing up to take the places of those men who now direct our commerce and manufactures should be noblahearted, honourable, and intelligent men, not amassing wealth for its own sake, or for the selfish pleasures which it brings, but to bestow it in a wise philanthropy for the comfort, welfare, and ad- vancement of their fellow-men.—Torontc Globi. SOWING AND REAPING.—The law of the harvest is to reap more than you low. Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a char- acter sow a character, and you reap a destiny. CHILDREN.—Children should be taught to respect the secrets of their friends and schoolmates in all cases where they can do so consistently with a conscien- tious regard for right and justice 2\othiijg will con- duce so much to lender young people truthful and can did with regard to their own misdeeds or 6hort- v comings as mildness and justice as the part of those xf- intrusted with their care. A more salutarv influence may "he gained over the young by touching their hearts and convincing their u&QanteadiBBi than by crfTft*"g their few* I
MARRIAGES. SIMON WILLIAMS Match 25th, at Brunswick Chap.ol, Rbyl,?ir -t.Ue. Rev. Ishmael Evaus,iu the presence of ?ir a'mes 1).4viesAre- 'strar, -Xr John gi Simon, Marian bach, Cwi»,to Miss Sarah Wil- liams, Cil Haul, Cwm. VYTILLIAM8—ROBBETS—On-the 4 th inst,, in Brunswick Chapel, Rhyl, by the Rev. Ishmael Evans, in the pr? f Mr James Davies, registrar, Mr. David wirace O?ugheii, Allt Goch, .9 m oliclen, to Miss Jane Roberts, Chapel house, Meliden. MALTBY—Cowx—Oo the 7th inst., at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Brighton road, Rhyl, by the Rev. W. Foster, B.A., in the presence of Mr James Davies, registrar, Mr Amos Maltby, but- cher, 4, North terrace, Newtown, Rhyl, to Miss Mary Cowx, Rydal Mount, Colwyn Bay. DEATH. OWENs.-¥arch 30th, aged 62, Mr Samuel Owens, 19, Edward Henry street, Rhyl.
A SCHOOL BOARD OF WORKING MEN. A few weeks ago an election took place at N ormanby of members for the local School Board. Among the candidates was George Jubb, an agricultural labourer, living at Ormby, in the School Board district. The farm labourers voted for Jubb, who was elected. The four elected farmers thereupon took umbrage and refused to sit with him. They re-igned, and the School Board business was brought to a deadlock. On the facts being reported to the Education Department, an order was sent down to Jubb giving him full power, as the surviving member, to appoint four members in the place of those who had resigned. Jubb the other day accordingly called < the electors together, when four working men were selected and appointed. The result is that all the ipembers of the School Board are now working-men, and the farmers will have to stand by for the space of three years, and submit to the arrangements the new board makes for carrying on the educational work of the district. j
THE SURPRISE AT M'NETLL'S ZAREBA. correvssdent of the Daily 'fc'Cf!pit has ivritti?iiagrpl)ii?caccotint,)t the surpvs" qf siujollij ztr,ba- He says Before- tll(3 citiiip kno%vs that tho dteert witt,Iriors are charging they are the' CoveLed by t)ur galloping pid?i3ts,, they Hiiig* th,il?elves tini)ei-.oe, ved upon our tr')o taiding at ess-,?aiid, c,cealed by the dust raised the',3tattled Laii r thi.y are positively already -hacking i,nd i,iTg?4bef-ore"bi?onets,cai'l be fixed or sw,)rds drawn, The tvork of blood has tli?,t's begun, and in fierce, sav,i?e ?arnegt. Hold'L their F3worJs in both hands, the atics sla-.?hed blin ngly to right and ieft, here gushing a camel, there cutting down a man. Tho spearmen stabbed, not at random, but indiscriminately, and beasts, camp-followers, soldiers, taken utterly by surprise, went down be- fore them in helpless slaughter. The place where the orderly convoy had stood with its camdlS in square, miilog in line, camp-followers at their stations,, regi- ments drawn up, became at once, as if by some horrjble sudden sorcery, a crimsoned shambles, and there went up out of the .mass of terror- stricken men such a ory of agony and despair and bloodthirsty rage as might niake a jnan wake in his sjeep to dream of it for years to come*. A wild blood-curdling wail of and! fear it was", together1 with: here and there a scream soj sharp as to be heard above the rest in all its.individual misery. Birtin less than half a minute the convoy broke clean wild. The camp followers fled, their beasts got loose, and, as if they were fleeing m mad fright be- -fore a prairie fire, came thundering down upon the iareba. There was no great velocity at first ,-th avalanche had not ot- fa.irly under way. It mov?d forward slowly? but with irresitiblb f(,ree. ,T,Iiv camels being tied together,- tlfo6 mules clitiiied, t?e !Iioor brutes were hopolosely entangled ?Nvith eac) other and witit the loads which they %ere ''d-r?rN?ing,, Each, impeded the otfier's slid as ti endowas' swords flashed a?oui I- among them, hamstrung camels and mules with their throats cut fell to the ground to be dragged along as dead weight by their comrades. In a few nunients of this mad horrible butchery panic grew supreme, and every beast frantically struggling to get free, the ropes and chains fell broken, harness was kicked free, loads tumbled, carts were shaken off, and then,as with a simultaneous impulse,the whole multi- tude dashed seaward. It was a wave of biting, kicking, plunging brutes, besides themselves with the pain of wounds, maddened by the instinct of imminent death. I was right in its way. My only chance seemed to get into the zareba, so I turned towards it. But in an instant the galloping beasts were up with me, round me, ahead of me. Streaming along with them came the camp-followers, flying for life, as well they might; for with horror I saw the Hadendowas thick among them, hard at massacre." The corre spondentgoeson to describehow,carried past the zareba in the furious torrent of frightened animals,and under th6 fire of our own men, he at last shook himself free and escaped to Suakim. He oloses his letter with this I The naked fact is this-that the camp was rushed by an enemy who was previously reported to be close at hand and at a time when we had been specially warned we should be attacked. The unhappy camp-followers and the camels paid in merciless butchery for all that they may have done but the fault lies with those who ought to have protected the lives of the men entrusted to them as carefully as if they had been those of their wives and children-and who did not do their duty. That is the truth, as everybody here knows, and I am bound, by my profession, to tell it."
( Ll. Murray- Browne'W. Thom, C. P. Morgan, R. V. Kyrke, and R. J. Sisson, .and .the following county officials: Messrs T. T. Kelly (deputy clerk of the peace), Peter Browne (chief constable) J. E. Edwards (auditor), David Williams (county sur- veyor.) veyor-) Cliief Constable's -Repoi-t.-The Chief Coni;table (Mr Peter trowne) re .orted illaf iliiriiag the quar- p ter ended the 31si of Ma?6h, there were 17'in?ieta'ble vffence8, 13 persons apprehended, and nine commit- ted or haflect for trial, as against 11 offences; six ap- prehensions, and four committals in the correspond- ,z quarter of last year. There had been 335 Jons proceeded against summarily, of whom 286 /ere convioted, as against 379 persons proceed- ed against and J41 oonviotions in the same quarter of last year. Of these 335 persons 1JMCeded against, 71 were for assault or breach of the peace, 71 under the Elementary Education Act, 55 for drunkenness, and 19 for laroeny. Thi* shew- ed an increase in-the number of indiotable offences, and a decrease ili the .number of oases disposed of summarily. There, was also a substantial decrease of offences against the Intoxicating Liquor Laws. Flocks on 21 farms had been infected with sheep soa-) in, vai^ous part&. of the 'county. Every r attention had been paid to pens and trucks at Railway Stationa, &c., to secure them being kept properly cleani and whitewashed in accordance W, and the dairies' ,th the reg'ala:tioix under the A,,t, had also been a7,1 milkhouses, in the county inspected for the same purpoiie. -Polli"g Distriets -The following gentlemen 'r a appointed a committee to revise the polling districts in the county, consequent on the passing of the Redistribution il. The chairman (Mr Banked), Major Mesham, Colonel Roper, -and Messrs E. PeeJ. Q. T. K§pyon, T. G. Dixon, R. Sankey, W.-Johnson, T. Bate, P. Pi Pennant, R. V. Kyrke, and R. Muspratt. New Bates.-A county ratei of -seven-eights of t). penny in the £ producing. J6492 lB. 9d and a khts'of -a in police rate of foar-e; penny, produe .g S860 The trial of prisoners took place, at the County Hall, Mold, on Wednesday, before the following magistrates:—Messrs J. Scott Bankes (chairman), P. P. Pennant (deputy-chairman), C. Thompson, and C| P. Morgan^ j Thel Chairman, in addressing the Grand Jury, /as glftd to say that there was a marked diminu- tion ol| caselTstrirfrfrtirily ■ disposed Jof in the County luring quarter just ended, Especially in cases of drank neso. Whether that state of things was due I" th" 4 ?6t -6du-catioii and i,- the or o e spr ad ci tempe nee principles amongst the working classes, which be hoped and believed was the case, or to the effects of the Sunday Closing Act, he could not say, bat the diminution in tho oases to which he feferrcH "was a subject upon which they could con- Bratuljte each other. With regard to the Sunday :nj Act, the Chairman said there seemed to be ismerable difference of opinion in North and St rh Wales as to the result of the operations of nat Act. Speaking from his own experience, he thought the Act been a success in that district, al- though personally he considered it was rather too Btringent a measure. It was, howeTerr the law, and he thought it was their duty as magistrates lind members of the communtty.to see that the Act was carried out in the spirit and not in the letter Referring to the bona fide traveller question arisin- rm*' 4ieb?itrked that pub' uuder the Act, the C hai an liestus should not supply drink. to men who claimed that they,bee bbne:fl* triLTellers merely because they had come three miles on purpJse to get drink, and that would not properly constitute them bona fide travellers in the eya of the law. He believed that if publicans would make proper inqui ries from persons demanding drink before serving t Bm with it, and satisfy themselves that they were bonafide travellers.before serving them. and if magistrates would .fine publicans who trans- gressed the law. openly, the Act would be a Sujcesa, although of course some persons would endeavour to avade' the law under the bona, fide traveller ohmse. The Chairman then referred to the cases ror. trial, none of which called for any I special remarks. Unlawfully Wounding at Rhyl.-Charles Jones, 21, blacksmith, was sentenced to two months' hard labour, for unlawfully and maliciously wounding one John Jones at Rhyl on Ae 28th, of Fobruaty lust. lust. .—