Late Advertisement. rno BE SOLD by Private Treaty, a Free- X hold Farm called BRYNHIC, containing 17 acres or thereabouts, situate abutting upon the Main Road leading from Ruthin to Bont- uchel, and within a mile and a half of Ruthin, commanding an excellent view of the Vale of Clwyd. The Buildings are good and the Water Supply ample, convenient, and excellent in quality. The Land also is in good heart and condition.—For further particulars apply to Aneurin 0. Evans, Solicitor, Denbigh and Ruthin. 98005
DENBIGH. I BOOIKBINDTN.G. -Books Neatly and Cheaply Bound by Mr. E. M. Jones, Eclipse Book- binding Works, Portland Place, Denbigh, uc ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The officiating minister at the above Church, next Sunday, will be tha Rev D E Jenkins, pastor. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. Master Gwilym 0 Davies (son of Mr Davies, stationmasfcsr, Mosfcyn), has successfully passed, with distinctions, the iunior examina- tion of the Central Welsh Board. He is a scholar at the Friars School, Bangor. PREFERMENT. The Rev Eben Evans, B.A., who has been doing temporary duty here for the past three months, has now accepted the curacy of St Anne's, Rhyl, and goes there in October. Mr Evans has been engaged for four years in missionary work in Natal, beginning at the close of the South African war. HENLLAN STREET MISSION ROOM. In our report last week of the tea. and concert in connection with the Henllan-sfcreet Mission Room we omitted the names of the accompanists, viz., Misses Katie Simpson, Doris Williams, Nellie Davies, and Gladys Hughes. The statement of accounts will be published in the Rurideconal Magazine for October. ARVEST FESTIVAL. Thursday next, October 3rd, is set apart Tjy the churchpeople of the town for the annual Harvest Festival. The order of the services, at St Mary's Church, will be as follows:—8 a.m., Holy Communion 11 a.m., Matins and Sermon in English, preacher, Rev J W Thomas, vicar of Holywell; 7 p.in., Eveuson and Ssrmon in Welsh, preacher, Rev T Lloyd, vicar of Rhyl.-The collections during the day will be towards the Denbighshire Infirmary. GOING TO AMERICA. Denbigh neighbourhood is shortly to lose the elder daughter of a well-known local agricul- turist, Miss Nesta Robinson, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Robinson, Tywysog Hall, Henllan, and the grand-daughter of Mr Henry Joyce, Vale-street, Denbigh, is leaving for America in the first week in November. Miss Robinson, who was born in America, where her parents resided for the firat two years after their marriage, is leavidg here to go and live with her godmother, who has no daughter, and who has oegged to have her for her daughter for some years. She goes out with the brightest prospects for her future happiness and success, and her many friends here, whilst regretting to part with her, will rejoice in her future success and wish her a long and happy life in her new home. PALESTINE IN LIVERPOOL. The gigantic exhibition Palestine in Liverpool," from 25th September to 9th October next, should appeal to all to pay a visit thereto at St. George's Hall, Liverpool, and the old Bluecoat School off Church-street. Under the presidency of the Lord Bishop of Liverpool, the exhibition is on a scale never before attempted in that city, and everyone who reads the Bible, and more especially Bible Class and Sunday School teachers, and other workers among young and old, will by visiting it gain a clearer and truer conception of the meaning of the Scriptures. Palestine native industries, homes of its people, and scenes from the fascinating east, are realistically presented, and are of an exceptionally interesting char- acter. The honorary post of selling tickets (locally) for admission, has been kindly under- taken bv Mr DowlÍn, Pyrocanth., Yale-street. ENGLISH CHURCH CHOIR TRIP. On Thursday, the annual trip in connection with the English Church Choir, took place to Liverpool, New Brighton, and district. A fine d&Y welcomed their arrival at Lime-street Station, and after the company had done some Oight-seeing, they had luncheon at the Viotoria Hotel, Lime-street. The party next crossed the Mersey, bound for New Brighton, with its beautiful tower and grounds. Whilst crossing, they saw the Cedric (one of the White Star liners), lying at anchor in the river. The party, numbering about 27, were in the charge of Col Swayne and the choirmaster, Mr Alex Bellamy. They visited the tower and grounds in the afternoon, and the boys had tea in the pretty Japanese Cafe, and afterwards visited the different side-shows, including the Zeo. They returned from Lime-street in the evening, after having all thoroughly enjoyed themselves during the outing. The incident of tne lost •• cigarette.ca30>>' or pocket-book," willmake ^tere.'ing entry in the diary of one of the choir membera. OBITUARY. It is our painful duty this week to record the death, at the early age of 27 years, of Mr Frederick Roberts, sor.,of Mr and William Roberts, Millward-terrace, which took place on Sunday morning. The deceased, who had been filing for many months (he having contracted the dread disease-consumptiorl), was of a very happy and kindly disposition, and was well liked by all who came in contact with un. He was very fond of music while he waa n his usual health, and during the time of his ^oess enjoyed to sing and recite hymns, -a was a faithful member of the Calvinistic Methodist Cause at Capel Mawr. and also of the Sunday School there. The deepest sym- pathy is expressed with his family and other delations in their very sad bereavement. The funeral, ef a public character, took place Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, at Whit- church.—We also regret to announce the death Of Mrs Ellen Williams, 16, Panton-hall, which took plaoe on Friday. The deceased was 85 years of age, and was the oldest member of the Welsh Church Sunday School, and when her health and advanced age permitted she was Ofie of the most faithful members. At the Sunday School on Sunday appropriate remarks as to the deceased's faithfulness to the school were made by the superintendent, Mr R Humphreys Roberts. The deoeased leaves one son and two daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral took place at Whitchurch yesterday (Thursday). J J
The Denbigh Royal Bowling I Green. During the last few weeks tho members I of the above Green have been vigorously engaged in the annual tournaments, and many close and exciting games have been played. The scores in the different com- petitions have already been published in our previous issues. Mr D Knowles was the winner of the President's Prize j a beautiful silver tankard, suitably en- graved, with the following inscription • 1907. Denbigh Royal Bowling Green. This Tankard was presented by the President, S. J. Waring, Esq., High Sheriff of Denbighshire. Won by David Knowles." The trophy, supplied by Mr J P Joyce, jeweller, Yale-street, was of solid silver, and was greatly admired by all who saw it, and Mr Knowles was heartily congratulated on winning sueh an excellent prize. The Mesham Medal," presented to the Green for annual competi- tion, in 1930, by Col Mesham, the then president, was won for the second time by Mr J G Lloyd. Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon an interesting function was performed Dn the Green, in the presence of a large number of the members, when the presentation of the above trophies was made to the res- pective winners. In the absence of the High Sheriff, who was, unfortunately, unable to be present, Mr J Parry Jones, the under-sheriff, took his place, and presented Mr Knowles with the tankard. In doing so, he remarked that the High Sheriff was a very busy man. On Wednesday he was a* a wed- ding at Birkenhead, and by now was most probably in Germany. In the absence of the High Sheriff he hoped they would accept him as a substitute to present the cup to the victorious member of the Green, Mr D Knowles (applause). He thought he was right in snying that Mr D Knowles ba I been the runner up for the President's Prize for the last three years, and thut this, the fourth time-it was not for the want of trying-Mr Knowles had at last succeeded (hear, hear). It was not always that the president of the Green for the year was the High Sheriff, and therefore this year the cup was presented in a joint capacity. It was not the first time that he had had:the pleasure of pre- senting the successful member with a prize from the High Sheriff, for last year he presented as the High Sheriff's Prize a handsome clock to the winner (applause). They all knew that Mr Knowles was good at other games as well as bowling. He was fond of sport with greyhounds, and had been successful in that capacity. Mr Parry Jones here read the inscription on the tankard, and in presenting Mr Knowles with the prize wished him long life and happiness to enjoy the cup aod what the cup would hold, and that Mr Knowles would band it down to posterity, so that it would be a lasting memento in the family (loud applause). Mr Knowles appropriately returned thanks, and said he was proud of the fact that he had at last won the President's Prize. He bad tried hardjto do so for the last three years, and h&d at last succeeded (applause). THK « MESHAM MEDAL." Mr James Hughes was then caliel upon to present the 41 Mesham Medil" to Mr John Godfrey Lloyd. Mr Hughes said he had great pleasure in presenting Mr Lloyd with the medal, which had been most generously presented to the Green by Col Mesham (hear, hear). Perhaps they did not all know how it was that this medal bad been presented to the Green. Col Mesham, when he was president of the Green, found out that an ancestor of his, Arthur Bennett, of Plas Bennett, was a member of the Green in the years 1790- 1800, and also from 1800-1810. He (the speaker) was secretary of the Green when Col Mesham was president, and upon looking up the minute books, had found that Arthur Bennett was president of the Green during the year 1795-6, and as a memento of his ancestors term of office as president, Col Mesham had presented the Green with the beautiful silver medal, which was to be played for annually, but could not be won outright (hear, hear). Mr Lloyd had on a previous occassion won the medal, and had proved himself a doughty champion. It was the second time that Mr Lloyd had won the medal, and he was one of the best bowlers of the Green (hear, hear). He (the speaker) had great pleasure in presenting the medal to Mr Lloyd (applause). Mr Lloyd briefly, but appropriately, returned thanks. YOTES OF THANKS. Mr B Charles proposed a vote of thanks to the High Sheriff for the excellent prize he had given. Mr Bobert Davies, solicitor, seconded, and it was carried unanimously. During the afternoon the final in the handicap priza was played, when Mr D Knowles beat Mr D E Humphreys Roberts by ^he prizes were presented by Mr W James. A match between Mr J G Lloyd and Mr R Berry excited considerable interest, and after a keen struggle Mr Lloyd proved victorious by two games against one, although the number of points 0 were equal (30 each). The games were as follows Mr Berry won the first by 11-8, whilst Mr Lloyd won the second and third by 11-9 and 11-10 respectively. 0 Tea nas served on the Green during the afternoon, and was most excellently catered for by the caretaker, Mr Thomas Jones. During the course of the afternoon group photographs of the members were taken by Miss Helsby.
During the past few years numerous cycling accidents have occurred on the road from New- market to Khyl down the Allt-Graig, and the Flintshire County Council has decided to erect a dangar board on the top of the hill. Only recently a Longton man narrowly escaped death whilst cycling down the hill, and was in in hospital for a considerable time. On Satur- day another accident occurred. A cyclist, who did know the district, ventured down the hill without brakes, merely relying on back-pedall- ing to steady himself. Ha soon lost control of hid machine, but, luckily, ran into a hedge just before arriving at a dangerous curve when a stonewall would have faced him. The machine was smashed, but the cyclist escaped with a severe shaking, a few bruises and cuts, and was able to walk away. A friend of his, who had two brakes on his machine, could noo stop himself, and had to be lifted off his machine. 1
[ADVERTISEMENT. J, Denbighshire Infirmary. CENTENARY, 1807-1907. SPECIAL APPEAL. The Committee of Management of the Denbighshire Infirmary desires to bring to the notice of the general puublic the fact that this year (1907) marks the Centenary of the Institution of the Infirmary. It may be interesting to record, shortly, some facts wich reference to its origin. Ie, appears that the promoters were Dr. Cnmming, Dr. Cieaver (Bishop of St. Asaph), Mr. R. M. Biddulph (M.P. for the Boroughs), Rev. Roger Llough (Uanon of St. Asaph), and Rev. Thomas Clougti (Rector of Denbigh)— founded the Charity in 1807, for the relief of the sick and diseased poor, the gratui tious supply of trusses and vaccine inoculation." In 1810, plans were prepared and kindly presented by Mr. Harrison, Architect, Chester, of the present building, and early in the year 1813 the structure was completed. Wards for the reception of In-patients were opened on tha ) 1st of March. 1826, and were ten in number and contained 16 beds. In 1828, the Institution having attained its 21st anniversary, was finally completed, its wards amply and commodiously furnished, and every possible comfort prepared for the con- tinually varying circumstances of its inmates. As some evidence of the usefulness of the Institution, it may be mentioned that since its foundation 14,278 In-patients and 177,106 Out- patients have received medical and surgical aid and treatment. The Committee has not hitherto taken any steps to commemorate the Centenary, as it was intended that the proceeds (if any) of the Historical Pageant which was to have been held in the Grounds of the Denbigh Castle, this summer, should be devoted to the funds of the Charity. The Pageant has, however, now been abandored, and the Committee considers it desirable to initiate a scheme for the due commemoration of the Centenary. xhe Committee therefore desires to make a Special Appeal to all friends of the Institution, and to others who have not hitherto felt called upon to support its claims, to marK this Centenary year by freeing the Infirmary from debt and placing it upon a more secure financial basis in the future. Notwithstanding the strictest economy in the administration of the Institution, the Com- mittee has been quite unable to keep the expenditure within the normal income by from 2200 to X300 per annum, and is com- pelled, occasionally, to dip into capital to wipe off accuoamulations of debt. That this is the fact is much to be regretted, and the Com- mittee hopes that the response to this Appeal will be the means of increasing the Annual Income to such an amount as will always meet the normal expenditure. It is almost needless to draw attention to the noble and beneficial work carried out by the Institution in the alleviation of the sufferings of the poor, and it would, indeed, be a pity that there should be any curtailment in its labours from lack of funds The Committee would also appeal to the Clergy and Ministers residing within the sphere of the operations of the Infirmary, to specially bring to the notice of their congregations on some Sunday during this Centenary year, the pressing needs of the Charity, and that collections be made on its behalf in all their places of worship. The Committee trusts that this appeal will not be in vainfbut that a hearty and generous response will mark the passing of this Centenary year, so that the good work carried on for so many years may be continued in the future. Signed on behalf of the Committee of Management. ARTHUR MESHAM, CHAIRMAN. J. PARRY JONES, SECRETARY. Denbighshire Infirmary, September, 1907/ DONATIONS RECEIVED TO DATE — je s. d. To amount already acknowledged.l71 5 0 W. D. W. Griffith, Esq. 10 0 0
HOSPITAL SATURDAY COLLECTION,S. The Chairman (Col. Mesham) and the Com- mittee beg to acknowledge with gratefl11 thanks the following collections £ a. d. To amount already acknowledged.l05 8 loi RUTHIN. Mrs. Glover, Colomendy, and Miss 11 Dorothy Rou w -District oollected: < St Peter's-square Castle-street, Record-street, and Prior-street. 2 8 ilOt Miss Beech, Castle-street—District collected Clwyd-street and Upper Clwyd-street 1 14 Miss M Jones, Clwyd-streat-Distriet collected- Park-road and Borthyn. 0 6-4 Miss Gladwyn Roberts So Peter's- square, and Miss Jones, ditto- District collected: Llanfwrog 0 12 0 Miss Enid Hughes, Manor House, and Miss Violet Baldwin Griffith- District colleoted.: Well-street Llan- fair-street. and Llanrbydd-street. 2 0 91 Miss Thomas, Plasyndr-e; and Miss Edwards, 9, Castiestreet-Distriet collected: Wernfechan, Rhos- street, and Market-street C 2 6 Master Norman Glover, Colomendy- District collected Nantclwyd and Pwllglas .3 3 9 Miss Jones, Smithy, Llanbedr— District collected.: Llanbedr 0 9 9 Miss Simpson, Fulbrooke—District collected: Railway Station 0 6 3J Castle Hotel box 0 0 at Wynnstay Arms Hotel box 0 .7 6 Volunteer Band 0 6 2 Rev Canon Basil M Jones-Distcict. collected: LlamfairD.C. 0 3 9 11 6 2 CAEBWYS. Mrs. Williams, Glasfryn Miss Blod- wen Williams, Mr. Evans, Pandy Mills; Mrs. Godwin, Afonwen The Cement Mills, the Paper Mills, "Penycefn" (including donation of 5s. from Mrs. Davidson, Tanllan ••• 2 3 10 Total t£.J.18 18 10
Denblghites In Trouble. ALLEGED OFFENCE UNDER THE BOACHING PREVENTION ACT. A BAG OF 66 RABBETS. Summoned under the Poaching Pre- vention Act, Edward Roberts, 88, Henllan- street, and Klias Jones, 131, Henllan- street, both of Denbigh, appeared before the Etyl justices on Tuesday on a charge preferred against them by Police-eenstable John Rogers with being in uslawfal possession of 66 rabbits. Defendants, who denied the charge, were represented legally by ;Mr 0 R Moseley (frota the office of Mr A Foulkea Roberts, solicitor, Denbigh). 0 According to the evidence of Police- constable Rogers, acting upon instructions received, he was at about o'clock on Saturday watching Water-street, when he saw the two defendants. Roberts was saw the two defendants. Roberts was carrying a bag, and on being asked what he had in it, he replied* Some staff for Mr Boyle, adding that it had been ordered on the previous day. Witness asked to be allowed to look at it, but Roberts refused. Witness then said he believed there were rabbits in the bag, and that he intended taking possession of them. Roberts dropped the bag on the ground, and said that if the officer wanted to take possession of them he would have to carry the bag (laaghter), Jones cleared off, and witness took Roberts and the rabbits to the police station, there being 66 rabbits in the bag. He was charged with being in possession of the rabbits, which were supposed to have been poached. Jones, who was brought to the police station by another officer, was also charged, but neither made any reply, and did not give any explanation. In answer to Mr Moseley, the Officer said that Jones was not searched, and he had nothing in his possession, Roberts carrying the bag. He had to get a cart to take the bag to the police station, and there the men turned their pockets out. Neither defendants would give any account of the rabbits. Jones did not carry the bag, but he assisted Roberts to put it on his back in a shop in Water- street. Inspector Pearson said he put Sergeant Roberts and Police-constable Roberts to watch, and he caught Jones as he made off. Cross-examined Both men appeared as if they had been out all night. They were dusty and untidy. None of the rabbits had been sbot-all had been taken with the net, and had their necks broken. Mr Moseley: That is the proper way to kill rabbits. Mr Ernest Clarke gave evidence to the effect that the rabbits were brought to his shop by another man, who asked him to buy them. After questioning him, witness said he would examine the rabbits after he had despatched his morning orders, and the rabbits were left. Soon after, Inspector Pearson called, and, following him, the defendants, who were with the third man, and took them away. Mr Moseley submitted that there was no evidence against Jones of having been searched. The Clerk upheld this view, and said he would advise the Bench to dismiss the case. Mr Moseley then said that he could call evidence to show that Mr Williams, of Tan'rallt Farm, Denbigh, the owner of a freehold farm, had given Jones authority to catch rabbits. Elias Jones was called, and said he had worked for Mr Williams. One day, while talking to him, Mr Williams went into the house, and returned with a paper giving him (witness) permission to catch rabbits. He caught 66 rabbits on Thursday and Friday nights, and asked Roberts to help him with them to the station, offering to pay him. Roberts went with him to Rhyl, and they visited several places for the purpose of selling the rabbits. The Clerk pointed out that the document appeared to be in the handwriting of a lady, and was not signed. Mr Moseley replied that many farmers' wives wrote for their husbands. He sub- mitted that the onus of proof was on the police. Replying to the Bench, Police-constable Rogers said that Edward Roberts had stated that the rabbits had been ordered by Mr Boyle. The Bench decided to adjourn the case for Mr Williams to attend. Edward Roberts contended that the Bench should pay his railway fare, but that they declined to do. Mr Moseley asked that the case against Jones be dismissed, but this was refused, and both were adjourned. The Clerk said that the document handed in was impounded ip court.
Fashionable Wedding at Birkenhead. Bamford-Kreitmalr. PIOTURESQUE CEREMONY. The marriage of Miss Dorothy Helen Kreitmair. daughter of Mr Kreitmair, of Firdene, Noctorum, Birkenhead, with Mr Charles Arthur Bamford (Lieutenant of the Leicestershire Regiment, and son of the late Mr A J J Bamford. late of Llanrhaiadr Hall, near Denbigh), was celebrated at St Saviour's, Oxton, on Wednesday afternoon. White flowers and palms were used with artistic effect in the decoration of the chancel, the font was filled with masses of delicate ferns, and white dahlias and harissi lilies clustered in the centre. There was a large and fashionable congregation to witnebs the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev J Wallace Smythe, of St Saviour's, assisted by the Rev J E Gilbert, of Bedford, and the service was full choral, an admirable programme of bridal music being rendered by the organist, Mr Parker. As the bride entered the Chureh, leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away, she was not by the clergy and choir, who preceded the bridal party to the chancel gates, singing the hymn "The voice that breathed o'er Eden." The bride looked very handsome dn a beautiful gown of white satin decfeesse, the graceful skirt having the front pasedembroidered in silver, the tell bodice airanged with a' yoke and neckband of transparent tucked net outlined with silver embroidery, from' which fell a deep berthe of beautiful lace. The great Court train of satin, lined with chiffon, was adorned its eii6ire length with a wide band of lace at one side and a true lover's knot of oraage blossom. Her tulle veil, flowing to the hem of the skirt in foil graceful folds, was draped-over a wreath of orange blossom, and she wore a diamond pendant, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies. Her traifi was -carried by pretty little Winifred Goodwin, who looked sweet tie white chiffon and lace with gold tassels and a cap to match, and she-oarried a basket ef white flowers, tied with the colours of the bridegroom's regiment, whioh, witu a pearl brooch, was the gift of the bridegroosa. There were six pretty bridesm uds in attendance, Miss Frieda Kreitmair, Miss Ruth Kreitmair (bride's sisterb), Miss Katie Williams, Miss Bamford (the bride- groom's sister), and two little gii Gladys Waring (cousin of the bride-, groom) and Miss Ella Leete. The four1 elder girls wore picturesque dresses of Irish silk poplin, the dainty bodices with unlined yokes and puffed sleeves of white, net and decorations of g-uipure lace. The skirts were finished with a wide hem of1 gold tissue, and belts of gold tissue were also worn, and gold shoes. Their picture hats of white felt had the crown wreathed with golden brown ostrich feathers, and they carried bouquets of gold-coloured chrysanthemums tied with wide ribbons in scarlet and white and blue, the bridegroom's regimental colours, which with pearl pen- I dants, were his gifts. The two younger girls who followed last in the bridal pro- cession wore pretty white frocks with gold belts and white hats, and also carried bou- quets of golden chrysanthemums. Mr E Scott Bamford (the bridesgroom brother), of the York and Lancaster Regiment, acted as best man, and the groomsmen, who wore uniform, were Capt Evans, Capt Everitt, and Capt Dent, of the same regiment as the bridegroom. During the ceremony the hymn 44 0 Father, all Creating," was sung, and while the register was being signed, Barnby's setting of "0 Perfect Love" was beautifully rendered by the ohoir. When the bride and bridegroom came down the aisle to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wed- ding March, the groomsmen formed a guard of honour, making an arch of their swords for the couple to pass under, and then followed behind with the bridesmaids; the bells meanwhile ringing oat a merry peal. After the ceremony a reception was held I at Firdene, the residence of the bride's parents, which was favoured with such glorious weather that it resolved itself into a most charming garden party. The numerous guests were received by Mrs Kreitmair (mother of the bride), who was dressed in a gown of mole coloured velvet striped chitfon trimmed with lovely Brus- sels point lace, and carried a bouquet of coral carnations and the Hon Mrs Hawke (mother of the bridegroom) wore a hand- some dress of golden-brown silk. The lawns looked charming in the sun- shine, and tea and refreshments were I served out in the open at little tables and also in large pavilions, the catering being excellently done by Messrs Wood, of Bold- J street; and an admirable programme of music was given by Bailey's Band during the afternoon. The bride and bridegroom left by an early train for the Italian lakes, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride travel- ling in a costume of pink cloth and a hat to match. In the evening a ball was held in a large ballroom, epecially ereoted and handsomely fitted and furnished for the occasion by Messrs Wilkinson, Martin, and Co., whose artistio equipments are univer- sally admired.
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THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES. THE RUTHIN DISTRICT COUNCIL AND TUBERCULOSIS. To the Editor of the FREE PRESS. Dear Sir,—In reading your report of the Rutbin District Council in last week's Free Press I see a letter from the Board of Agricul- ture and Fisheries instructing the Council to get the dairy cows in the district examined by their medical jfficer of health, or their inspector of nuisance for tuberculosis. Now, sir, with every due respect to both medical officer and inspector, neither one or the other is capable of doing that duty. One would think that the Board of Agriculture would know better than that, but I am not surprised at anything the Board of Agriculture does. Take, for instance, its staff of lay inspectors, who travel all over the country as inspectors under the Contagious Diseases Act, who know no more about the disease of animals than a cow knows about a new shilling. They travel first-class by train, stay at the best hotel, and they must have a trap if the case is only a mile from town. But, sir, to go back to the dairy inspection, it is not by the external appear- ance of tho animal, or by the stethoscope, that you can tell if an animal is suffering from tuberculosis, but by the subcutaneous injection of Tuberculin, and the temperature must be taken at least six times every twenty-four hours. "The general public have no conception of the prevalence of tuberculosis among dair- cattle. It is no exaggeration to state th^c least 15 to 20 per cfcno. are affected1 wjth this disease, and in many byres the inoculation tesb with tuberculin has proved the percentage to be very much higher. One of the moat important features of this disease in (jattla ,a.nd the same holds good with- in certain limits in the human being) is that the general appearance of the patient is no guide to the extent of the disease. Many animals, which daring life are the picture of health, in post-mortem examination reveal extensive and old-standing lesions, so that were we to depend solely on clinical examination many cases would undoubtedly escape detection, but as a poweif- ful aid to diagnosis we have the tuberculin inoculation test, which, if applied with proper precautions, is most reliable. "lb is therefore apparent that in order to ascertain if tuberculosis exists, it will be necessary to test all cattle supplying tailk for public use. Tuberculosis is not an hereditary disease, but is acquired after birth, consequectly it is quite possible to raise healthy stock from parents that have tke disease in a latent form, provided the calves are reared on milk from healthy cows, and are kept separate frsm infected animals. Hence, by mteans of the tubarcuKa test, separation of affected £ roro healthy stock, acid rearing the young OIr. the lines previously indicated, the intelligent agri- culturist can do a great deal towards the extermination of this deadly scourge." Now, sir, I think I cowld make yoisr hair stand on end if I was to tell you all or half what I knov and what I have seen in the dariries and dhippons or cow sheds in this part, of the Vale. Not so loW age I was called early in the morning to a dairytfarm not a taile from the town of Ruthin be a milk fever case. After attending, &c., I said to tke ownec, what t horrid stetsch you have goblin this-ehippon, anil what is that grunt I ifeeatf?" Well," he says, "Mr dinepson, I cannot get my landlord to roof or to put doers on the pigatyes and I -cauld not let that sew out all night to bring that litter of pigs," so -he had put her ^n the bing among tke dairy cows, hence the stench. Bat, -sir, that is nothing to what is daily seen. It is a common occurrence toSlnd one or more ws with half the placenta, or afterbirth, hanging down ia a decomposed state or to find a cow suffering from Meninibis-ulcerated udder or Gorget. It should be made compulsory to have on every dairy farm an isolated box or atallfor cows about to calve, and they should aot be allowed to leave until perfectly soundm health, free from all discharge, and the udder soun-i in every respect; also that all the drains are free and in good orderthemilk utenvils thoroughly -sterilized; the hands of the noilking man or maid to be clean and free from wounds, and that these periodical inspections are made by qualified veterinary surgeons. At the open- ing of the Veterinary School of Medicine in the Liverpool University, three or four years ago, I met a German gentleman, and he said our system of inspection was far behind them on the continent, and that France and Germany gave the veterinary profession a much higher status, grade, or standing than Great Britain did, and that we were handicapped. Now, sir, be said all that wae true. I hope-the day is not far distant, and may it soon dawn, when the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries will be a thing of the past as regards its doings with veterinary science, and that we shall have a Veterinary Medical Board of Health.—Yours very truly, T. J. SEMPSON, M R.C.T.S., Veterinary Inspector, Denbighshire Couatj -Counoil. Ruthin, September 25th, 1907.
MARKETS. DENBIGH MARKET, WEDNESDAY. Prices :—Fresh butter, Is and Is Id per Ib small tubs, 10id to lid per lb; fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple; ducks, 4s to 5s per couple eggs, 10 and 11 for Is beef, 6d to 9d per lb mutton, 8d to lOd per lb; lamb, 9d to lOd per lb; fat pigs, 4d per lb,
An alarming carriage accident occurred at Rhyl on Saturday evening. A number of black people, known as the Dahomey Warriors, who have been appearing at the World's Fair dur- ing the season, rode about the town on Satur- day evening to advertise their last night in Rhyl. Whilst proceeding down VVellingtoa- road, owing to several of the occupants standing up and leaning on one side, the carriage sud- denly overturned and threw the eight occupants i nto the roadway. Although all the party were severely bruised and scratched, none of them required medical attention.
RHUDDLAN. THE PARISH CHURCH. Services next Sunday 10 a.m., Holy Com- munion (Welsh) 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., English. Special harvest hymns and anthem.
HARVEST FESTIVAL. Wednesday last was observed in this parish as a general holiday, the Foundry and other places of business being closed, and thanks- giving services for the harvest were held in the Church and Chapels.-At the Parish Church the special preachers were, in English, the Rev J Griffiths, vicar of Old Colwyn, and in Welsh the Rev J F Reece, vicar of Llanrhos. The services were bright and hearty the anthems and responses were effectively ren- dered by the choir, under the conductorship of the choirmaster, Mr Edward Evans Mr Thos Davies presiding at the organ. Miss Sophie Evans sang the solo in the English anthem. The Rev J Jenkins, vicar choral, read the prayers in the afternoon, and the Rev W Vaughan-Jones, vicar of Mostyn, in the even- ing. The congregations were immense, and the offertories were given to the Denbighshire Infirmary and the insurance of the Church fabric. The sacred edifice was neatly and artistically decorated by the following :—Miss Enyon, Mrs Bell, Miss Vaughan, Miss Parry- Jones, Hendref, and Miss Morgan, Llanrwst Rectory; Miss Maxwell, the Misses Davies, High-street; Mrs Bentley-Jones, Miss Edith Davies, and Miss Brookes. Corn, fruit, and flowers were sent by Mrs Conwy, Mrs Bell, Mrs Vaughan, Miss Enyon, Mrs Bentley-Jones, Mrs Jones, Brynhyfryd; Mr Field, Pentre; Mr Jones, Cjbr Ucha; Mr Williams, Cybr Fawr Mr Williams, Penyffordd Mrs Parry, Pengwern Mr Arthur Barnett, &c.—The Non- conformists had prayer meetings, commencing on Tuesday night and ending up with a sermon by Rev Williams, Abergele.
liUTHINT PHOTOGRAPHY.—HELSBY'S Studio open on Fair Days and the third Monday in each month at Mr. Lewis Jones, St. Peter's Square, uc RUTHIN NEWS. Other Ruthin News will be found on Page 6. PERSONAL. At its annual meeting, at Shrewsbury, on Saturday, the Welsh Hockey Association unani- mously re-appointed Mr R Vincent Johnson, solicitor, as hon secretary and treasurer, j HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. By proclamation of the Mayor (Councillor T J Rouw), Thursday, 10th October next, will be observed locally as a general holiday, when services of thanksgiving will be held in the various places of worship in the town. ORGAN RECITAL. Immediately after the English service on Sunday next, in St Peter's Church, an organ recital will be given by Mr H C Basil Jones, and Mr J Furness Williams, the well-known tenor vocalist has kindly consented to con- tribute a solo. MONTHLY MEETING. < The Vale of Clwyd Monthly Meeting, in connection with the Calviniatio Methodist Church of Wales, was held in the English Presbyterian Chapel yesterday (Thursday), and was attended by large number of delegates, who were 1-Y hospitably entertained, Th.3 usual. routine business was successfully .,caiisacted. PREACHING MEETINGS. On Sunday, Mondayevening, and throughout the day on Tuesday, the annual preaching meetings in connection with the Wesleyatt cause were attended by crowded cotigregations in the Bathafarn chapel, when learned dis- courses were delivered by the Rev R Garrett Roberts, pastor Rev David Morris, Leeswood and Rev W A Davies, Brymbo. The collections were devoted towards the chapel funds. FOOTBALL. On Saturday last the Town Fooiball Club had their first trial match of the season, which resulted in a drawn game ot one goal each for Whites" and Stripes." Amongst the new players wece noticed many promising footers," and the prospects are encouraging this season. To-day (Saturday) the team journey by brake at one o'clock prompt, from the Castle Hotel, to Bala, to play Bala Press, when a good game is anticipated. DENBIGHITE IN TROUBLE. At a special police court on Wednesday, before Dr J Medwyn Hughes, a person named John Davies, of Elenllan-street, Denbigh, now of Garston, was charged in custody with steal- ing a mackintosh, valued at 30s, the property of Mr Cadwaladr Hughes, farmer, Llantihangel, on 12th August. Sergt Edward Jones said the prisoner was arrested at Garston on the pre- vious day. He applied for a remand until Monday mcrning, whioh was granted; bail being allewed, prisoner in 910, and two sureties cf t5 each, or one in ten pounds, which prisoner said he would be able to obtain. IMPORTANT SHEEP SALE. On Thursday last Messrs T & W Leathes, the well-known auctioneers, conducted their fifth anocal sheep sale, which was of a very important character, owing to the number and quality of the sheep for sale. The stock was composed of between six and seven thousand sheep-awes, lambs, and rams-of excellent quality. Although the mart id very commodi. ous, ohe accommodation was insufficient to store til the stock, and a field close by had to be utilised. The sheep were the property of some of the best known and prominent farmers in thre Vale of Clwyd. There was a large number of buyers present, and the greater part of the stock was sold at very advantage- OU8 prices. Cross-bred lambs reached 91 2s to El.'o a 3d per head, and Welsh lambs from 17s. Croes-bred ewes realised 1 93 9d to £1 14s, white some sold for t2 3s. Good prices were also paid for rams, of which there was a large number. Amongst the numerous buyers were Messrs Arden, Cheater; Brathwaite, South- port Bellis, Price, Matthews, and John Jones, Moid; Smith, Walsall; Hughes, Wrexham; Daniel Davies, Prestatyn; tiamuel Roberts, J H Jones, and R Ellis, Denbigh, and a large number of the principal butchers of the neighbourhood.
Preferment of the Rev. O. S. Symond, Ruthin, to Pembroke Dock. English Nonconformists in Ruthin and the neighbourhood will regret to hear that the Rev Q S Symond, B.A., pastor of the English Pres- byterian Church, at Ruthin, has accepted a unanimous call to the pastorate of St Andrews Church at Pembroke Dock in succession to the Rev William Evans, M.A., Moderator Elect of the General Assembly, who is retiring. Mr Symond's decision was conveyed to the mem- bers of his church last Wednesday night at the weekly church meeting, and it was received with mingled expressions of regret at his pend- ing departure and also congratulations upon his preferment to such an important charge. His pastorate at Ruthin has been extremely successful, and a very close friendship has existed between him and his flock during the .f-v,e years he has ministered to them. The rev gentleman, who commences his new duties on the first day of next year, was educated at Dolgolley Grammar School, the headmaster at that time beiag Mr J H Marshall, M.A. On leaving he entered the University College at Aberystwyth, and after gaining his B.A. degree went to the Bala Theological College to pre- pare for the ministry afterwards becoming minister at the English. Chapel at Ruthin in September, 1902. A month later he success- fully passed his ordination examinations, being second on the list, and finally was ordained to the full work of the ministry by the Rev Prof. Hugh Williams, M.A., D.D., Moderator of the Welsh Calvinistic Association, held at Chester oil the 24th June, 1903. Mr Symond is the son of the Rev J H Symond, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist minister, of Towyn. -0
Denbighshire Infirmary. "Hospital Saturday," when eolleotions were made on behalf of the Infirmary at Denbigh, was observed in Rath in a weak or two ago, and the recent opening of the I boxes shewed the amount collected to be aCIl 6:1 2J. Thanks are due to the ladies and gentlemen who so energetically assisted in collecting funds towards the upkeep ani maintenance of so benevolent an insti- tution and to the Volunteer Band, under Bandmaster Edwards, for their aid in the movement. The details will be found in the official notice on page 5. A. ¥N_
Funeral of the Late Dr. J. R. dENKINS, Ruthin. The funeral of the late Dr Josnh Roberts Jenkins, of Colomeniiy, Ruthin, whose lamented death we chronicled in our last issue, took place amidst general signs of regret on Friday afternoon the obsequies being attended by a large con- course of people, including representatives of all the public bojies of which the deceased had, during his lifetime, been a member. As a mark of esteem and respect towards the deceased, the places of business, including the works of Messrs B. Ellis and Son, where the flag was flown half-mast, were closed in the town, and en route the window blinds of private houses were drawn as the cortege wended its way towards Derwen Church, in the cemetery of which the last funeral rites were performed. At the residence of the deceased the service was most impressively conducted by the Yen Archdeacon Howell Griffith, the Rev J F Rfce, and the Rev A Abel, all of Ruthin, and at Darwe:) the Rector (Rev D Morris) also took part. Preeeding the hearse was the deceased's medical attendant (Dr W F Byford) and De J R Hughes, Denbigh (the coroner for West Denbighshire, and an intimate friend of the deceased). The chief mourners included Mr Robert Jenkins, London, and Mr J Jenkins, Colomendy (sons) Mr Charles Davison, Connah's Qu iy Mr William Henry, Oswestry Mr Edward Jenkins and Capt J Jenkins, Bryncelyn also Mr R Vincent Johnson, solicitor, Ruthin. Beautiful floral tributes accompanied the polished opk coffin with massive brasi mounts (made by Messrs G and C A Williams, Ruthin), and were sent from the Family, from A little Friend," from Curtis, Ellen, Annie, and Dinah Mr and the Hon Mra Blezard, Mrs Broad, Miss Bradbury, Mr and Mrs Byford, Dr and Mrs Byford, Capt and Mrs Cole, Col Davies-Cooke, Mrs Coltarl, Constitu- tional Club, Mr Charles Davison, Dr and Mrs Augustus Davies, Mrs Charles Gregson Ellis, Col George Gregson Eilis, Col Saxon Gregson Ellis, Mr and Mrs Ellershaw, Dr and Mrs Fish, Miss Free- born, Miss Mary Freeborn, Miss E Free- born, Mrs Gardner, Mra aud the Misses Glazebrooke, Miss Grant, Miss Nellie Green, Mrs Harrower, Mrs Herzog, Mra F Hill, Mrs Thomas Jenkins, Rev Canon and Mrs Basil Jones, Miss Aguils J :ne.9, Mrs Thomas Jones, Mr C D.ivenport Jones, Miss Charlotte Jone-, Mi:s Ada Jones, Miss Jones, Plas Llanjuys; Mr and Mrs Kershaw, Mra Ketley, Mr and Mra E 0 V Lloyd, Mrs Marshall, Mr and Mrs John Owen, Pen Rhos; Mr and Mrs E Tegid Owen, Mr and Mrs Robart Parry, Mr and Mrs Franklin Preston, Miss Preston, Miss Evelyn Preston, Mr Guy Preston, Mr E Preston, Miss Gabri-i Roberts, Mr and Mrs Roberts, Hand Brewery; Mr and Mrs John Roberts, 1, Castle-street Mr and Mis Roberts, Bryn Rer and Mrs R Roberts, Hope- sey Miss Lloyd Roberts, Rev J F Reece, Mr and Mrs T Rouw, Mrs Servaes, Capt and Mrs Swetenham, Miss Smith, Miss Tayleur, Mrs Taylor, Blundell Sands, Mr and Mrs Harold Taylor, Miss SS arde Rev W P Whittington. Amongst others who were unavoidably prevented from attending the funeral were Mr Edward Lloyd, of Rhagatt, Cjrwen Captain Cole, Llysmeirchion, Denbigh Alderman John Roberts, Ruthin, &c. The duties of undertaker were most efficiently carried out by Mr John Roberts, draper, lAstle-s treet. Mrs Jenkins and family desire, through the medium of the Press, to gratefully- acknowledge the many kind expressions of sympathy and condolence extended to- wards them in their sad berearemecrf. MEMORIAL SERVICE. On Sunday evening, at the English service in St Peter's Church, Ruthin— where the deceased had been a faithful attendant—a large congregation of the friends of the late Dr J R Jenkins as- sembled, and the service as far as possible was of a memorial character the opening voluntary, Blessed are the departed," being played by the Organist (Miss Edwards, Church Gates). The Rev D Howell Griffith, in his sermon, drew attention to the busy, full, and strong life lived by Dr Jenkins. In the working years of his life be had borne his full share of the public work of the town and district, and to very many of the older people in the neighbourhood lie bad been the friend and adviser of a lifetime. All felt the deepest sympathy with the family in their bereavement. Most appropriate music was rendered by the choir; the Psalms, 34th and Oth, and the hymns, Abide with me and" My God my father while I stray," being feel- ingly rendered whilst the solo, Nearer my God to Thee," by Mr R 0 Jones, Well-street, was sung with much patbos. The congregation remained standing in respectful attitude as Beethoven's Funeral March was played by the Organist at the- conclusion of the service, and as the con- gregation were departing, Miss Edwards also played 0 Rest in the Lord." MAGISTRATES' CONDOLENCE. At the fortnightly sitting of the Ruthin justices on Monday, Capt J Jenkins (ia the chair), the Mayor of Rathin (Coun- cillor T J Rouw), and Mr Edward Jones, Llanbedr Farm, the Chairman, before proceeding with the ordinary business of the court, said it was their paiuful duty to pass a vote of condolence and synipuhv with the family of his late uncle, Or J ii Jenkins, who for so many years lild been a member of that bench. He beg^e 1 to move the following resolution Tint th* magistrates of the Ruthin division desire to convey to Mrs Jenkins, Colomendy, aud other members of the family their si/icara condolence on the death of Dr J R Jenkins, who, for over 26 years, was a member of this bench." The Mayor seconded, and tha motion was carried in silence, the justices upstand- ing to signify approval.
Denbigh County School. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. CWles F Armor, of Llangynhafal, a Pupuof this school, has won an exhibition £ 25 a year, tenable for three years at University College, Bangor. There were between sixty and seventy candidates from Marions parts of the country competing for these scholarships and exhibitions, and f F Armor came out fourth. Daring the six years he was at school he Joined the junior and senior certificate of the central Welsh Board with distinction, -nd lately the honours certificate of the board. Last year he passed the atrioulation examination of the University London and of Wales. He »tarts his liege career on Ocbobeje 1st,