DENBIGH TOWN COUNCIL. Monthly meeting yesterday (Thursday) —Present: The Mayor (Councillor T L'oyd Jones) Aldermen H D Hughes, J Morris Divies, F Olough. and S Lunt G iill bs; Councillors C Cottom, R Lloyd, DrJburat Rbarbs, W 0 Janes, R W Llojd, DE Jenkins, Robt OweD, and LleweJyn Jones with the town oleik (Mr Ed Parry), the medical ifflser (Dr Lloyd), the borough surveyor (,Nlr Joba DAvie,,), the inspector (Mr Lte Jones), and the rate collector (Mr Wm Prlei) SATISFACTORY FILL OF HEALTH. The Medical Officer reported that three deaths and ten births had been registered during the month. Thee numbers gave a death-rate of 5 2 and birth-rate of 17 14 ptr thousand of the population. The borough was free from all infectious dis- ease, and the low death-rate was main- tained. The health of the town was moat satisfactory. THE PIGSTY E PROBLEM. TOWN IMPROVEMENTS. HIGHWAY, &)., COMMITTEE, The Commit ea reported that at a meet- iog of the Highway, &3., Committee, held 7th Ssptember. Present: Alderman H D Haghes (chairman), the Mayor, Alo-erman J Morris Davies, Councillors Robt Lloyd, J Pjwell Jones, H Dryhurst Roberts, R W Lloyd, and Heweiyn Jones; the Town Clerk, Borough Accountant, Borough Sur- veyor, and Inspector In attendance. The Inspector submitted hi6 monthly repoit open the sanitary condition of the borough, and also of his inspection of houses nnder the Homing (Inspection of District) Regulations, 1910. Ii was re- commended that notices be served upon the owners of the houses which have been closed as being unfit for human habitation under the Housing, &c, Act, 1909, giving them an opportunity of apppeariDg before the Conncil on Friday, the 20 h day of October next, at 6 p.m., with reference to the question of the demolition of such houses. The Surveyor submitted hh monthly re- port, and it was recommendei that the turface of the rcadway in front of Gar'ea- torrace be covered with 1,1 inch tar m ca- dam rolled in with, the hand roller; thit Mr W Edwards be written to as to the annoyance canscd by the explodccs in connection with his gas engine at the Town end Garage; that the private roid to the left of the Townsend g>.ra £ e be put io ordernext year with a view ol lb a rdop tion; that the committee inp ot Tower- hill at an eatly date with a view of im- proving its condition; that Mr William Ellis' tender fur the erection of the sani- tary convenience at Townee nd for the sum of £ 48 10I be accepted that Mr E Cert- wright's tender for 8 motor warning posts to be placed near the elementary schools in tbe borongh fcr tho sum of 18J OJ each be accepted thhot a wheel barrow be used for the removal of the mid-day sweeping of main streets that the proposal to pro- vide the street latnps in Ruthin road, the Fron, and Henllan-street with incandescent burners be deferred for the present, that the lamp at the top of Rosemary-lane be removed from its present position and an angle lamp placed on the corner of Mr Myddleton's shop. The Sub-Committee (Aiderman J Morris Davies (chairman), Councillors H Dry- hurst Roberts and R W L'oyd) reported thatthsy had inspected tie Corporation tools and implements In the Corporation yard and stores on the 11 yh and 1t h August, and recommended that all the taole, &3.i should be properly branded, and also tbat it: was desirable that the Inspector be instructed to prepare a list < f all tools, &a., in his custody. IS was re solved that the recommendation of the Bub-committee be adopted. Attention wis drawn to the condition of the surface of Ruthiu road where the Gas Cjmpany bad bxn laying the extension of the gas main, and it was resolved that the Town Clerk write to the G « Company calling upon them to give the matter their immediate attention. Several bills relating to the Highway and Sanitary Depa tmeats were submitted and installed by the Chairman. Toe Committee lubsequently inspected the pigatjes at the back of Nos 25 and 27 Baacou'b-hill, In respect of which the occupiers of tve houses had been served with notiafS in cei-e to keep pigs so as to be a niiisoro3, and found that the occupier of No 25 had disposed of hi? pig. It was recommended that proceedings b9 taken rgiin'stthe oscupier of Nj 27, BjaconV hill, for keeping a pig to as to ba a nuisance. Mr 11 D Hughes moved, and Mr R)bt Lloyd seconded the adoption of the report. ill. THE PIG KEEPING QUESTION. A dlaccsjlon arose again in reference to the k ep. ng of pigs at Nos 25 and 27, Beacon's hill, so as to be a nulsacoa and a referiei io in the reuoit. Ii reply to Mr ( 13 igb, the Majo.* ex- plaiced tbat although there waj no bye-law affecting the same the Council could take legal proceedings unJer th? ao of Parlia- 0 ment. Mr D E Jerkins said In did nob know ths merits of the cise, but it did seem to him that thiy as a Council should tu jport their owe offlaials in this case (foe neiicil offijer and inspector) when they reported a nuisance, wbich, a special committee after visiting the place confirmed, exte-el at the p aces m?ntioned. He moved that prooeeUngs be taken against tbe 00 cuoiers of 25 and of 27, B)seonit-hill. (I, being reported that at No 2o the tenant bad sold the Job of pigs first complained of, but loaaht others two days a'ter, the ccm-nittee visited the place). Mr S Lunt Giiffit-hs seconded, Mr W 0 Jjnes ssi 1 that it seemed strange that this nuisance was not reported before by th ir officials. Why should thl y take proceedings now after there was some personal cqaabble betveen neighbours? He should vote aga:ns% it. > Mr Dryfcurst RVi erts eaid he wished it to be understood thit th) Council did not object to cottagers temping pigs when they ware not a nuisance to other people (ap- nlnna >1. The Mayor No, < < course, they do not. Mr Cl. ugh I lrc pjae as an amendment that the Meoical Office? and Inspector in- spect all the pig(ity (a 11 the borough. The Mayor ruled Mr Clough out order, as it was not an amendment to the report, whereupon Mr W 0 Jones questioned whether it was In order to take proceedings against. N J 25)' hen it was not men- tioned In the report. The Town Clerk explained tLe ciracm- stances, and said that it would be in order, and Mr Clcugh and Mr Jones questioned the ruling. .The Mayor said be would take that re- sponsibility on himeelf as to whether it was in order or not, and be deciied that it was (hear, hear). The, Inspector explained the nuUacce existing, and eaid that this case was not on all fours with other cases where there was no nuisance. The Medical Offiaer, in reply to ques- tions, said there was no d?u"tJt tha CAse in question was a nuisance. H was eventually decided, by a very large majority, to prosecute. The report was then adopted. SALN OF MAKET HALL FITTINGS. Ib was reported that the- lale of the Market hail filotinge, &ø.. had resilzoi £7 118 31 nett. On the motion of Mr Jenkins, seconded by Mr R W Lloyd, Messrs Clough and Co were accorded a vote of thanks for selling the material withcu) feee, the C juucil only having to pay the out of pocket expenses. CURTAILMENT OF POSTAL FACILITIES. The Mayor said that the Postmaster bad given him to understand that, owing to the fact that seteral postmen had gone on service and others were going, the de- livery of letters might be considerably curtailed during the ccming months. THE RATES AND HALF YEARLY BUDGET. SATISFACTORY FOR HATE. PAYERS, The Finance, &i., Committfe rfported that at a meeting, held 11th September, present Councillor Charles Cottom (chair- man), the Mayor, Councillors W 0 Jones, aDd D E Jenkins, the Town Cierk, Borough Accountant, Borough Surveyor, and Ia. spector in attendance, apologies for non attendance were received from Councillors Rjbert O ven and R Henry Roberts. The Borough Accountant submstted his monthly report upon the financial position of the borough, and it was recommended that the Council accept 10* 9 in settle- ment of the claim agiinst Mr John J enSil Cefn du, in respect of a broken lamp post at Henllan. An estimate was submitted for a general district rate for the halt year ending 31st March, 1915, which amounted to the sum of 4:1866 0^61. H was recommended that the estimate be adopted, and. that a rate of Is 8 i in the aC be made for the ensuing half-year, being the same amount as for the current halt-lear.-(A. copy cf the estimate can be inspected at the Town Cleik'e office ) The Town Clerk reported that he was collecting the amounts to redeem the King's rent charged upon the properties of those who had acquiesced in the pro posed redemption, and that he had re- CBived the draff; grant from the Crown Office for approval. It was recommended that a oheque for the purchase mono) ( £ 123 15)) te d awn on the borongh ac- count when the mat er is ripe for com- pletion. n was reported that ib ha3 baen found neceosaiy to accept a tender for the loans for the Left Market buildings, &3., at the ate of 4-j par ctnt. Tendt ra were submitted for fanlight casements for the temporary market, and it W.8 recommended that Mr E T Wil- liams' tender at iC15 9j ba accepted. The Committee considered the question of the amount to be paid to the Town Clerk for his services in connection with the Market Buildings scheme, and having gone into the various details, agreed upon an amount to be submitted to the General Purposes Committee for approval. Mr Cottom, in moving the adoption of ho above report, pointed out that the rate would remain the same as the pre- vious half yomr-namaly Is 81 in the £ The rate for the year ending March next, as compared with the corresponding period last year that was for the year ending last March, showed a reduction of G t in the £ The rate was 3, 101 in the £ for the year ending March, 1914, and at the end at March next it woald be 33 41 (spplause) This wcu'd be satisfactory, no doubt, to the ratepayers, especially wfcea ib was ro- ajetale ed that they would have in the foilof hg hIli year to this to pay on the loan for th) new buildings and Town hall. But or ih?ir satisfaction it may be said that nl t year three small lo-itis would fall n wtiih wocl 1 mean the difference of about If i in t h iC, so they could look for- ward to the future with confilence. In the present estimate they had provided for the Pantcn hall widening, Brockhouse water scheme, 8ni alio the proposed expenditure on the the new lighting scheme which had been deferred. They had also provided for a working balance to meet contingen- cies and also to saue Bank c barges for any overdraft (applause). Mr R^bart O^ren seconded the adoption of the report, and remarked that he was glad to fiad their financial position so bright and th:) rate to re sODable. J The report was then alopted, GENERAL PURPOSE3 COM. MITTEE. THE HOUSING ACT. MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, GENEROUS GIFT BY CASTLE COM MITTEE TO THE TO" N. The Mayor reported that at a meeting of the General Parpoies Committee, held 14th day of September, present, the Mayor (in the chair), Aldermen H D Hagbes and J Moirls Divie?, Councillors C Cottom, Robert L'oyd, David Jonet J Powell Jones, H Dryhurst Robert?, W 0 Jones, R W Lloyd, D E Jenkinp, R Henry Roberts, ani L'ewe'yn Joner, ths Town Oieik, Borough Surveyor, and Iospacto? in at. tendance, apolrgies for non attenance were received from AUerman S Lunt Griffith), and Ooucoil of Robert Oven. The Ccmmittea considered the circular letter of the Local Government Biard calling attention to the Housing Act. 1914 and ecquiiiag whether the Council pro: posed to thke any action thereunder, and as it appeared tb&t before the Government wotll land money uner the Act two cotditions mtst be fulfilled, viz. :-Unem- plojment in the baildi g trade and a sho tige of boues. IS was resolved that the Loca'. Government Bnrd be informed tfcaj there is at present no unemployment in the bcrjngh in the baMding trade though probably there is a shortage oi houses, but that as the two conditions do not co exist the Council are unable to avail themselves of the provisions of the Homing Aot, 1914, Letters were submitted from the County authorities stating the particulars of the accommodation they required in the pro- posed new Municipal buildings and for which they would be prepared to pay an annual rent and to give up all claim they may have to the present County Hall buildings and the Committee proceeded to c n.ider vhat adci ional accommodation wou!d be required (0: borough purposes.— It was retolved that the following aocom modation asked for by the County authori- ties be provided in the new Municipal builiings to Le built over the butter market on the tite in the rear in the new Market buildings, viz (?) Sessions court 55 ft by 27-ft G-IDSJ not less than 1.500 aiperficiil feet cf floor area, saggeited to be used for quarter sessions, magisterial purposes, County Counoil meetings, and the like, and con- veniently attached suitable accommoda- tion in the form of cloak room for 100 hat pegs, together with lavatory and W.C. (b) Two rooms conveniently connected to the sessions court for magistrates and jury age, having a floor area of not less than 250 soperfisial feet each, together with a small barristers' consulting room, with lavatory accommodation available for the cuo of the three rooms. (c) Uader the sessions court and con- nected by approach to the prisoners' dock, detention cells, vizSix boxes I shout 15 superficul feet each. together with male and female lavatory accommoda- tion. Police cffice to be provided, situate in a prominent position. jjThat in addition to the foregoing accom- modation the following rooms be provided, vfz, (a) A Council Chamber o! sufficient size to be available for use In an alternative ooort room. (b) Town C.'erk's cffice (3 rooms), vfz Private office (whloh could also ba used as a committee room), clerk's room and a store room. (c) A strong room. (d) Surveyor's and Inspector's offices (2 rooms). That Mr James Hughes be employed to prepare sketch plans of a block of buildings providing the foregoing accom- modation for county and borough purposes, and that it the scheme goes through he be engaged as architect to carry out the work upon terms to be agreed upon. It was reported that it had been found necessary to accept a tender at 4* per cent for the Market building, &o., loans. A letter was read from the Clerk of the Works in connection with the Market buildings that the coat of arms over the old market entrance had been taken down without damage, and also stating that, if desired, the public sanitary convenience in Crown-square could be left for public use, as its pfsHion was outside the new front- age. It was resolved that the coat of arms be stored in the Assembly-rooms for tie present until it is decided where it should be placed in the new buildings; that the proposal to leave the sanitary convenience for public use be approved. The Committee consider the question of the continume of the increase in the workmen's wages after the end of the current belf-year (30jh September) in ac- cordance with the resolution passed In Miy last, and having heard the borough surveyor's report thereon, it was resolved that the pre-enb rate of wages be con- tit uad that Pries Jones' wag!'s be in- creased to 18 j per week. A letter was read from the secretary of tie Castle Committee that the lease of the Castle bad been surrendered to the Office of Woods to facilitate the carrying out of extensive wo ks of reparation and that consequently the administrative functions of the Committee would expire on the 10 ih proximo, and the Committee desired to oiler to tbe Council for the beccfi, of the town their property which consisted of the Cattle keeper's house, the Stanley Bawl- ing Green, and such movable chattels as the Crotvn authorities did not dedre to take over themselves, but this offer was subject; to the payment by the Council of the Committee's liabilities, which were estimated to be about £ 150, Ib was re- solved that thi Castle Committee's offer be accepted with thanki, but that it be sug- gested that it would be more convenient if the Castle Committee tock steps to dispose) of the movable chattels, which may not be taken over by the Crown Authorities or I which may not be of use in the Boalicg Green (such as seats, lawn mowerf, rol- lers, &c.) either by private treaty or public auction and applying the proceeds in re- duction of the amount of the liabilities to be paid by the Council. That the Town Cierk also asked for instructions as to the removal from the Castle grounds of the Russian gun, which is the property of the town, and it was resolved that the gun be ramoved to the Castle common for the present. A letter was read from tha County Medical Officer of Health that he had been Instructed to convene a conference of representativef; of Denbigh and Rotbin boroughs acd the Ruthia rnral district to disouas the provision of an isolation hospi- tal for the districts named, and lb was re- solved that the County Medical Officer be referred to the report of a similtr ccn ferenco in January. 1912, when the then County M(d'cal Oliber was asked to supply statistics of the number of infectious dis- eases ia the districts named for the pre- vious fire years, and thab he be requested to furnish suoh statistics for the past fire years. The Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted the report of the Finance Com- mittee as to the payment to be made to he Town Clerk for his services in connec- tion with the Market Baildings scheme, and it was resolved that the recommenda- tion of the Finance Committee be ac- cepted, viz -That the Town Clerk be p\ld the sum of JS125. Mr Dryhurat Roberts moved that tt e word probably be struck oat of the report before the paragraph as to shortage of houseli as it was not probably,' but a fact that there was a shortage. This was agreed to. The M>yor moved th3 adoption of the report. Mr Jenkins stcinded. Mr Lunt Griffiths sail he noticed that the Town Clerk was being paid tl25 for extra work done in connec ion with the new buildings. He did not raise any objection to that, but bi should lika to know if anv other official would require extra fees in connection wi'h ths same. Mr Cottom explained that no other claim ha J coma be- fore the Fiuance Committee, and he was not aware of any other. The item in question was given f r work dono by the Town Clerk, which had saved the ratepayers a con- siderable sum of money beyond that payment. THE GIPSY NUISANCE. In reference to the gipsy nuisance, Supt Woollam wro'e stating that whenever a complaiut wa made a policeman was at ooco di pitched to move them on. Mr Clough sa.d the gipsies seemed ti do just as they liked since the war broke oul, They were an awful nuisance to the farming community. They broke fences, and commit ed tresp ss everywhere. They were a bad lot, aud ought to be cleared out. JOINED THE COLOURS. Mr Robert Parry, who has a stall i i tho market, wrote that he had gone oa service with the Na ional Reserve aud ask ng the Couuoil to let him hara his stall on his return. Tho matter was referred to tlis Market Committee with p)wer to act and instrnc ions to give the stall to Mr Parry when he has returned. HENLLAN WATER SUPPLY Mr R E Birch wrote asking if the Council had given up the idea of purchasing Cetn Dda Farm, because ho was in trnity with another gentlemen. The Town Clerk had replied stating that they had not given up the idea of purchase. The reason for the delay was that the wa er guaging for some c nsiderable time would have to be taken. The Town Clerk's astion was confirmed. Other correspondence was dealt with.
a DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS YEOMANRY. "B" EQUADRON. To the Editor ot the FREE PREFS, Sic. The men of the above Squadron a.ro stationed, as mose of your readers know, ab Bungay, ia Suffolk. Whilab being well looked after by the milibary authorities, the Squadron Buffars from the want of smalt necessities or luxurie.4, suoh as illustrated papers, olgarettos. tobacco, notepaper and envelopes, &c., to which they were ueed ab home. lohaa struck me. as an ex Noa-Commisaioned Officer of the Denbighshire Hussars, that, with slighb eff Jrb, we in Denbigh and other cenbres in the Vale of Olwyd (of which district the major portion of the Squadron is made up) might easily and with small sacrifice make up this deficienoy: and after consultation with othar ex-Members of the Yeomanry, I venture to appeal to friends of the Squadron to sksifit in this matter. Anyone desirous of contributing, either in money or kind, will kindly notify Mr R W Lloyd, Ball Hotel, or myself, and we shall be pleased to make the necessary arrangements for the transmission of the goods to the Head Quarters of the Squadron for distribution amongst the men. Hoping that this appaal will commend itself to the numerous friends of the Yeomen. I am, ladies and gentlemen, ROBERT LLOYD, Er-Sergb-M'. jor, Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry. Gwaenynog Bach, Denbigh, September 23nd, 1911.
The Future of the Welsh Church. The Bishop of S. Asaph (who Is away as Chaplain of the Danbighahire Yeomanry), with the Bishops of St. David's, Bangor, and Llandaf, have sent a letter to all the beneficed clergy of Wales, stating that in the present circumstances, when so many Welsh Churchmen have gone forth to defend their conntrys an-I when all are deeply absorbed in the duties laid upon them by the wart they cannot now summon Churchpeople for counsel and action, but j this will be done as 8000 at may be possible.
JOINT POLITICAL APPEAL. Sir J Herbert Roberts, M P., and Mr W Henry Williams (his prospective op- ponent for the representation of West Denbighshire) were the principal speakers at a recruiting meeting held at Glan Conway. Mr C B Jones-Mortimer, pre- sided. Sir Herbert Roberts, M.P., said the war was the greatest ever waged in the history of the world, and the most ap- I palling in the htvoc to human life and property The victory of our arms would be a victory for humanity (applause). I Mr W Henry Willi&m3 said a blow was j being struck at the very roots of civilised society, for if the world were Germanised the ciuse of freedom and even-handed justice would be put back a century to whst it wag when Biitain overthrew, Napoleon at Waterloo. WELSH OFFICERS KILLED AND WOUNDED. Among the officers recently reported killed are M" j Jr J H Kerrick, of the Wolth Regiment, and Lieut G R Fi'z- patrick, also of the Welsh Regiment. Capt. M. Haggard, Welsh Rfgiment, died of wounds. The wounded Wtlah officers include Lieut M C Richards, South Wales Bordtrere, Litut the Hon W Fi'z R Somerset, Welsh Regiment other wounded are Lieut M T Johnson, South Wales Borderers Lieut the Bon Fi z- Somerset, of the Welsh Regiment, and his brother, of the Gloucester Regiment, are the sons of Lord Raglan, Lieut-Governor Isle of Man, Another wounded officer intim- ately connected with this district is Lieut 0 W Campbell, Royal Field Artillery, the son of Mrs Chmpbell, Glanllyn, near Trefnant, with whom full sympathy i3 felt iu her anxiety. [ C MOWBRAY COLE MISSING. In the list of officers Missing" pub- lished on Monday appeared the name of Capt Mowbray L S 0 Cole, Royal Fusiliers. Cspt Cole is the elder sou of the hte Capt Cole, of Llysmeirchion, Denbigh. No tidings have yet bjen rc- ceived of him, but missing might prove to be that be is a prisoner of war. Hi9 regiment ha3 been in the fighting line sinca the beginning of the war, and many of the Royal Fusilier officers and men I have gallantly fallen. Much sympathy is felt with Mrs and Mias Cole in their anxiety, and we hope that they will soon hear tint he is alive and safe. Amongst the many other officers misting is Oapt L I 0 Robins, of the Webh Regiment. THE DEAN OF ONTARIO. It will be remembertd that the of Ontario preached in Denbigh recently when on a visit to Mr Rigby, Peutre Mawr. He is waiting to go out as chaplain to the Canadian foreep, and, aa be holds a captain's cimmireion, he has galhntly offered and is filling up his time as an instructor to a scction of the recruits for Lord Kitchener's At my, I WELSH PERCENTAGE OF RECRUITS. Patiiotic Welshmen will be sorry to see that the Welsh percantage of recruits, according to the male population (at the end of lost week), was much be'ow percentage of England, and still much lower than the percentage of Scotch re- cruitP, the figures beiDg England 396,751 (percentage of male population, 2-41) Scotch, 64,444, percsntaga, 2 79 Wales, 19,%6, percentage, 1 94. Ii is in the country places where Wales has fallen so far behind. Mr Lloyd George's magnifi- cent appeal will surely make young Welshmen reitlisi their duty. BLANKETS WANTED. An earnest appeal is baing nude for blankets for our men sleeping on the boards at home and our poor fellows sleeping ucder the sky" in France. The wholesale srrny makers cannot supply them fast enough. For North Wales the blankets found by generous people are to be sens to the Chief Oidnance Officer, Barscough, aad tbe name of the regiment intended for to be written on the paroel, which will go free labelled O.H.M.S. The Mayor of Denbigh and the Mayor of Rutbin will be glad to receive gifts ot suitable blankets, small or large parcels, and will forward them to the proper destination. NATIONAL RESERVE. A parade was called of the members of the National Raserve of Denbigh at the Drill HU1 on Friday evening. Csptain Jenkins, efflser commanding the district, iaformed the men that he had received, orders to provide twelve men from the Denbigh section to act as guards, to relieve the present guard at Conway They would be enlisted for twelve moutbs or for the duration of war. The men required were from class 2-between the age? of 42 and 50 years. Those who had j lined tne Reserve before August 11th, after passing the necessary medical ex- amination they would be entitled to a bounty of £ 5. Several of the men have rejoined and gone for ward- RECRUITS. The name of Robert Alaster Parry, ton of Mr Robert Parry, greengrocer, Denbigh wholhas j )ined the Denbighshire Yeomanry, was;iomicted fron our list of recruits published last week. Ilia father is also going away as a reservist. Qiite a number of young men and reservists have joined within the last week. FALSE RUMOURS CONTRADICTED. Rumours have been afloat during the week that a Denbigh Yeoman named Jonca had died as the result of a kick from a horse in the Yeomanry Camp at Bangay. s A telegram received by the Postmaster at Denbigh yesterday evening, lay. Den- bighshire Yaoicanry in good health. No truth in ramoure.-Please exhibit.—Sargt MajirCary." We were confident the rumour named was not true as a oorroapoadent) had reported to us All Well subsequent to the period of the supposed accident, MORE DYFFRYN ALED GERMANS. The last batch of Germans yesterday, about 20, were all in civilian attire. Yesterday and to-day the guard has been change1, the new men goinj rap and the others marching down and going away by I train. Donbighites comment upon the fact tbat whilst our soldiers have to wa k the eight or nice miles up, the Germans are conveyed in vehicles. People want to know why our enemies are not made to 1 walk like our aoldiers ? MORE DENBIGH RECRUITS. Amongst the recent recruits from Den. bigh is Hfber Marsden Divies, son of Mr and Mrs W Mareden Daviep, Denbigh, who gave up a good position in Blackpool and cime with a friend, Edward Gray, and enlisted f.)r active service in the Denbigh- shire Hussars Yeomanry. Thus in all directions our young manhood is respond- ing to the nation's call. Would that others would promptly do likewise. NEW DENBIGHSHIRE YEOMANRY REGIMENT. A movement has been set on foot for the raising of a reserve regiment in con- nection with the Denbighshire Hussare Yeomanry, which consists of fqaadrons from Denbigh, Wrexham, Bangor, and Birkenhead, and which is now training on the Suffolk coast with a view to foreign service. Already a large numbsr of recruits have come forward and are now training at Eccleston, near Chester. All applicants are required to b3 not less than 5ft Gin in height and good riders. NF.WS FROM THE FRONT. Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Laicsster-terrace, Denbigh, have received an II official" post card from their sop, Lance-Corpl J G Lloyd, who is now serving with the South Wales Borderers at the front, stating that at the time of writing (August 29fcb) he was quite well. The South Wales Borderers were amongst the first troops to leave England after the declration of war, and have been in fiction from the start. GIF rs TO THE SOLDIERS. Mr W M Buller, the well known tobsccjnist, has made arrangements for sending out to the front gifts of cigarettes, tobacc, &c. A large box is phcd on the couuter in which customers cAn de- posit cigarettes or tobacco, jast as the spirit moves them, and on tbe principle that every 'mickle makes a muckle,' quite a large amount of tobacco is con- tributed in the course of a week. CHURCH LADS BRIGADE. In a letter received from Field Marshal Lord Grenfell, Governor of the Church Lids' Brigade, we find that in addition to upwards of five thousand of its memb rs who have jnned the colours, over 1,600 applications of ex-members have been re- oeived to join the special battalion sanc- tioned, and as that is limited to 1,100, a second battalicn will be formed. The Chuich L,ds' Brigade is nobly doing its duty. WITH THE DENBIGHSHIRE YEOMANRY ON SERVICE. A Correspondent writes to ua from Hedenham, Bungay, Suffolk, on Monday, 213t inst This morning is an ideal September morn, the atmosphere being sharp and clear. We are having our second day of light duty, and are auftering great pa:n, as we have just been inoculated and our left arm i3 quite uselesr. Over 120 men of the B Squadron (Denbigh and District) had to go through this operation, and I am glad to say tlat everyone has come through it all right. There are 12 men in the Squadroa who I have declined to be inccalated, and they have to cook, water, feed, and cleau out our stables, while we carry out the doctor's ordere-l to rest ourselves and lie d)Wn as much as we c n.' I mu3t tlso mention that all the Deubigh men are I as fit as a iiidle,' and are in the best of spirits. The Denbigh Troop played their semi-final tie of the Squadron Football Competition on Satur- day last, beating Dyserth Troop by five goals to nil. They meet Bangor Troop in the final. Denbigh team R Jones D Hughes and E Evans.; W D Roberts, D Lloyd, and H Cartwright, F Lloyd, J Jones, D L Jones, T G Jone3, and Chris Evans. Each day on our route marches or tactical schemes we are treated like War Lords by natives of the surrounding villages. We have chewed more apples and plums this last fortnight than we have ever done before. They are the most kind-hearted people that we have ever mot; they simply make little idols of us. We have some very good singers with Ill, and the people of Bungay appreciate our singing very much. The choir is about 60 strong, including lads from Rbyl, Bangor, and Dyserth. We have to sing every time we go to Bungay, and with the encores we would be singing all night to them. Well, to talk of graft' (work), we are having a very stiff time of it-in the saddle at 7.45 a.m.; mid-day stabile. 1 p.m physical drill, 2 30 p.m., and evening stables, 5.30 p.m. All our horses are pegged out, and they are weathering it very well, one or two suffering from slight colds. General Sir Ian Hamilton has inspected the whole Welsh Border Mounted Brigade, and he has given us two months to prepare for tctive service. The Welsh Border Mounted Brigade consists of the Cheshire Yeomanry, Denbighshire Yeomanry, Shropshire Yeo- manry, Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery, R.A.M.O., and a Company of Army Service Corps. Our food is rather rough, but there is never much waste. We are not served out with butter or milk, but we manage to get some, as parcels come from Denbigh to one of u3 every day, and we all share our butter with each other. Our latest recruits, raw from the town, are doing very well. They enjoy the life as well as any of us old hands. To all those who have relatives, or take interest in the Denbigh Troop, I will again try and give a slight view of our life in Hedenham or elsewhere. SEACO."
St. Asaph Parish Council. MONDAY EVENING. Present: Mr J Wynne Davies (presiding), Messrs H A Cleaver, E Reader, J W Edwards, Thomas Jones, J Lothian, and 0 Williams (Clerk) Reference was made to the heavy woik entailed on the Clerk by the arrangements ia connection with the Territorial camps fixed for St. Asaph during August, rtnd which were broken up on the oatbreak of the war. It was decided to pay the C'erk 95 in addition to the out-of-pocket ex- penses. With regard to the forwarding of papers to the Fieet during the war, a letter of tbaiok3 was received from the Admiralty, and it was stated that the credit for the organising of the scheme should be given to Mr. H. G. Sbock. IS was also stated that application had been received for packs of cards, games, SIC for the use of the wounded soldiers and sailors, and it was decided to make an appeal for the same. A letter was read from Mr II A Tiiby with regard to the County Fund in con- nection with the Prince of Wales' Fund, and the Council were asked to enquire whether there were any dormant balances in connection with local objaots, as thesef it was considered, might be used to good purpose at the present time. It was decided to make inquiries, and it was stated that a meeting would be held I tbis week of the Committee hating charge of the recreation scheme ia connection with the Territorial camps, and it was expected there would be a substantial sum available. Regarding the helping of distressed cases, it was pointed oat that in the district at least one case hid arisen which waa cot available for kelp frcm the Prince of Wales' Fund, acd it was suggested that a local fend tL;ht be 3stabiished to meet such C"t es, but the matter was deferred. It was reported that the Fire Brigade and fire extinguishing appliances recently procured for the city had been tested for the first time in connection with an out- break of fire at a stable, and that every- thing had viorked most satisfactorily. A precept of Y,10 for Overseers' expecseg was signed.
300,000 SOLDIERS' SOCKS AND BELTS WANTED. Lord Kitchener has asked the Queen to supply 300,000 knitted and woven belts and 300,000 pairs of socks to be ready, if possible, early in November, and he hag promised they shall be immediately dis- tributed at the fronts Here is itniiions9 work for the ladies helping in the Qaeeu's work for women cause.
Special War Telegrams. To-DAY (FRIDAY) 2 P, ii. This Morning's Position. Toe Central News Paris correspondent wires that the latest effijial communqvie states that in the great battle betweer he immense armies on the Aisns that CD on the AHies left wing the battle ia developing. In the centre there is a lull; on the right wing the German attacks seem to have moderated. Russians Adding to their Triumphs. Petrograd telegram says Russians cap- ture of Jaroslaw and the occupation of the two railway j aflctious greatly facilitate farther operations, acd has reduced the PiZemysl position to one of minor import- ance. The Austrian forces are leaving the Garrison of PiZemysl to Radian devices and retreating to Chacon. The Germans I are determined that they and the Austrians haii defend Cracon to tho last, because its surrender would jeopardise.,the Germans In East Prussia, where great movements of troops are taking place by rail and sea. A still Unsuccessful Official message from Nish states that furious fishticg occurred on 22 ad along front of Z :orick Austrian attempts to crocs the Danube near Belgrade were un- successful, ana elsewhere the Ssrvian aim ation is favourable. Enemy have again bombarded Belgrade. Saved from the Lost Cruisers. The Admiralty have issued list of Petty Officers,; Non-commissioned Offiserg, and Men of the Cruisers Abovklr, Hague, and Cressy, reported saved. It shows that 350 were saved from Hogue, 237 from Aboukir, &nd 190 from Cressy.
ST ASAPH. OTIIEB ST ASAPH NEWS will be found on page 4. NATIONAL RESERVE AmoDg the local members (Class 1) who are at present serving in Lord Kitchener's Army are M? Smith, Lofehia Park Mr R J Evans, late of the R.W F.; Mr Richard WilliimSi Well-abreet, late of the D.H I.Y.; and Mr Michael Wynne, The Roe, and Mr W Tomlin-' SOD, both the latter served through the South African War. CATHEDR; L APFOINTMENTS. The late Mc James Manning, second Verger a tbe Cathedral, has been succeeded by Mr Gsorge E Fgw'es, Storm Cotbage. We under- stand Mr Walter Williams, Glenthorne, has been appointed Deputy Head Verger. He hlS a long association with the Cathedrals of England and Wales, dating from 1858, when he entered the Cathedral bera as a choir boy. In 1866 he was appointed Lay Olerk (tenor) and in 1871 went to Pa, erborough Cathedral to fill a similar offioe, where he remained for two years, when he left) for Canterbury to join the Cathedral choir, where he stayed for three Jurs. His next appointment) was to Weila Cathedral, but after two years he was stricken with a veiy ^eveie illnes, and on the recom- mendation of his medical adviser he returned to his native city, and in the same year icjoined the Cathedral choir, succeeding Mr George Partington. Ia 1906 he iesignei. Mr Williims is in the building trade and e eoted Wygfair, the residence of Col Howard, and aieo restored Ciioen Church, PARISH CHURCH. Mr Thomas W Ellis, of Elm Cotbages, ha6 been appointed parish clerk and sexton ab the Parish Church. WEDDING. Early yesterday the marriage of Mr Ernest Owen, Waen Villi, to Mrs M J William?, widow of Mr J Williams, Beech Cottages, tock place at the Parish Church. The bride was given a-fflsy by Miss Hore, a former employer. Tha bridesmaid was Miss Osven and the bast man Mr S Bowen. A HINT TO BOY SCOUTS. Feeling very much the limitation of its sphere of usefulness at the present moment, the 1st Bryn Colya troop Boy Scouts, acting on a suggestion emanating from Miss M Jones (a member of the household at Bsyn Celyn, Mr RJ E Birch's residence) have coileoted subscrip- tions amounting to 1:3 103, which was sent to Lady French with a wi h that the amount be used in the purohase of handkerchiefs for the soldiers at nt-a fionb. Lady Frenoh, in her acknowledgment, thanked the boys for their kindly effort, and commends the thoughtful- neseti of the originator of the idea.
Lively Scene at St Asaph. WHAT THE SERVANT DID. A curious story was told at Rhyl Police Court yesterday, when Annie Goble, domestic servant. was charged with being drunk and disordeily. P.S. Riwiinson eaid he was called to a house in Chester-sbree'j to eject the prisoner. She had been dismissed but refused to leave. He got her cub, but she persisted in returning. Her language was very bad. Her former employer kept; guaid outside the house until nearly eleven o'clock. Whilst his back was turned she buist open the door and rushed In, dashed upstairs and barricaded herself in the attic. The effiaer and the householder lay Eeigo, but it was not until three elolock in the morning that they tflscbed an entrance by bursting the door open, the prisoner in the meantime keeping up her abusive conduct, inside. When the police managed to fjct bar she continued her disorderly conduot, and a valuable looking glass was broken in the I sccffla, While in the streeb she aroused the whole neighbourhood, and she had to be locked up. Annie characterfsaed ib as all lies." She had only had threepenny worth of brandy, and that would never make her drunk. The prisoner was sent to prison for 14 days failing payment of 153 7d.
The Late Dean Pryce. INTERMENT AT ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL. The funeral of the Very Rev Shadrach Pryce, M.A., ex-Dean of St. Assph, who difd at his residence, Bron Haul, Rhyl, on Tbursday last, at the advanced age of 81 yearp, took place on Monday. A short service was conducted at Bryn Haul by the Yen Archdeacon Lloyd, Vicar of Rhyl. I Then the body was conveyed by road to St. Asaph Cathedral for interment baside the remains of his wife, who died during his occupancy of the Deanery of St. Asaph. There was a very large concourse of relatives and friends and of the general public anxious to piy a tribute of reepact to the memory of thedecaaeed. Tho cortege was met at the Cathedral by the eurpliced choir and a large gathering of the general public. At the Cathedral the eeivice was conducted by Archdeacon Fletcher, and that at the graveeide by the Dean. The interment took plsce by the side of the wife of the deceased. The mourners were Rev Lewis Pryca (Warden of Rathio), Dr A Pryca, Miss Pryce, Miss Eleanor P4-yos, Miss Gwen Pryce, Miss Myfanwy Pryce (sons and daughters), Rev Theo Jones, Vicar of Minera (son-in-law), Rev Roland Pryce (nephew). Amongst those present were Archdeacon Loyd (Rhyl). Canons C F Roberts (Llanddulas), Hugh Roberts (Colwyn Bay), Joyce (Rawarden), D Davies (Wrexham), Vicars W J Davies, H Davies, E A Jenkins, T J Divies, Rrv J Fisher (Oafn), Mr H A Cleaver (Diocesan Regis1 nr), Rev W T Williams (Llandyrnog), Rev D Williams (Llanynye), Rev D Harris Williams (Cwm), Mr J P Lawis, Mr R M Hugh Jones, Mr Llew Hugh Jones. Although a request was made that there should be no flowers, several wreaths were sent. Messrs Rhydwen Jones & Davies, Rhyl -id Llindudno, were the undertakers. The late Dsan, who had two brothers who were also deans, will live long in the memory of Welsh Chsrobpaople as the compiler, in collaboration with the late Rev Owen Jones, Vicar of Bodeiwyddan, of Hymnau Hen a Newydd/a very popular collection of Welsh Church hymns. Ho was a native of Dolgelley, where he held his first curacy, and during that time he was also master ol. Djlgelley Grammar School. An expert in all cuscational matters, he was for 26 years His Majesty's Inspector of Schools for Central Wales. Oa retiring from this position he became Archdeacon ot Carmarthen, and had been examining chaplain to successive Bishops of St. David's. ARCHDEACON FLETCHER'S TRIBUTE, Archdeacon Fletcher, at the Cathedral cn Sonday morning, said :— 41 B3fore pasbing on to my sermon this morning I cannot but allude to what was to aome the somewhat sudden, to those of cs who knew the serious turn for the worse xhioh his failing strength bad taken during the last ten dø, the expected death of the late Dean of this Cathedral, Ii Shadrach Pryca (whose mortal remains will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife to-morrow afternoon) was one of three brothers-all cf whcm dedicated themselves to the sacred ministry of the Chnrch-one of them being ultimately Dean of the neighbouring Cathedral of Bangor. After a distinguished mathematical career at Qaeeu's College, Cambridge, he entered Holy Orders, and before long was appointed one of her late Maj 'stY'1I Inspec- tors of Schools, and it was undoubtedly in the educational sphere that the main work of his life was done. He threw himself heart and soul into the task, and contri- buted no little to that high standard of ednoation which has Eet tbe ladder of pro- grais 4 free and open to all in Wales, who have the ability and perseverance to climb its rounds. The Welsh Church also were deeply ■indebted to him fcr the well-known hymn book corresponding to the Eoglish 1 Hymns Ancient and Modern.' He translated many well-known hymns into the vernacular lan- guage of Wales, and with the assistance of a late Canon of this Cathedral ORen Jones, of Pentroveolas-they were set to appropriate music. Sjbseqnently he became Vicar of GoWea Grove and Archdeacon of Car- marthen, and In later lite he received the due recognition for his services ia his ap* 1 pointment to the Deanery of this Cathedral. Œ Here he at once cleared the Cathedral from a heavy debt and saw the foundations of the Chapter House and adjioent wall of the Chaucel placed in thoroughly substantial condition, and the graveyard adequately drained. Here, too, he won many friends and we, who for years saw him morning and evening toiling up the biil to the daily services, know how, even when old ago beet his frame, he faithfully and regularly performed his sacred duties. Oar hearts are stirred to-day to deepest sympathy for his sorrowing children, so well known to many of this congregation."
LLANFAIR D.C. HARVEST FESTIVAL.—Thanksgiving services were held in the Parish Charcb on Wednesday in charming weather. Thq church had baen beautifully decorated for the oocaeion by the ladies, who always do this work so well, corn, fruit and flowers having bzen given in abund- ance. The day begin with a celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 o'clock. Evensong in Eng'ijh was held at 3 o'olcck, bbe preacher being the Rav Alfred Abel, B.A., rector of Llangar. Eveneong in Welsh followed ab 7, the preacher being tha Rev Thomas Pritchard, reotor of Llanfwrog. The sermons were most appropriate and excellent in every way. Each preacher alluded in most feeling berms to the war now devastating a large portion of the Continent of Europe and making harvest festivals Impossible to the peaceful populations of large disfcriatfl of country who are so greatly suffering. The servioes in Llanfair Churoh were well and heartily rendered. At the close of each service God Save the King' was sung with great fervour and thankfulness. A. meed of praise is due to Miss M H Owea, who presided at the organ and conducted toe musical portions of the service with great skill. The cffartorv and were given to the Sb Asaph Diocesan Societies. QJ^ee.n bhe servioes a bea was provided in tho ocnool- room by parishioners for the hospitable enber- tainmenb of all comers.