Howell's School) Denbigh., Miss Robinson, M.A., the head mistress of Howell's School, was AT HoiiB" on Friday afternoon, when a very large number of parents and guardians of pupils and friends of the school responded to the in- vitation and were delighted to make the personal acquaintance of the new Head Mistress. After the re- ception a most delightful concert was given. It was of a very high order; th-n instrumental music was exceptionally fine, and the members of the orchestra greatly distinguished themselves. The splendid contriou- tions of Miss K 0 Crowhurst were greatly appreciated. Indeed it was a very notable performance through- out, not only delighting the listeners but giving strong proof of the re- markably efficient musical training being given to the pupils. The carol singing was very good sunshade dance very pretty, and "Miss Betty Barker's Tea Party" caused great amusement, the parts being excellently sustained by the pupils taking part therein. The following was the programme: (a) "The Death of Asa," (b) Ani- tra's Dance," The Orchestra. Piano solo, "Sonatoin E minor," 1st move- ment Allegro Moderato, Elsie ) Williamson. Song, u Life's May Time," Gwen Simon. Violin solo, I Danses Tziganes," Miss K C Crowhurst. Prelude, "Le Dernier I Sommeil de la Vierge," The Orches- tra. Piano solo, (a) Tristesse de Oolombine," (b) "Valse Prelude," Joyce Shepherd. 'Cello solo, Noc- turne," Miss K C Crowhurst. Sun- shade dance, Mary Wood. Miss Betty Barker's Tea Party" (from Cranford) The Hon Mrs Jamieson, Katherine Schroder Mrs Forrester,! Kathleen Knights-Smith; Miss Matty Jenkins, Lily Gordon; Miss Pole, Phyllis Rees Miss Mary Smith, Margaret Dibbs Miss Betty Barker, Margaret Rowlands; Peggy (the maid), Ray Bowdage. Carols, (a) "A Babe is borne, I wys" (b) Christmas Carol, (c) 0 Little Town of Beth- lehem." God Save the King." Col Mesham (one of the governors) said he had much pleasure in mov- ing a hearty vote of thanks to Miss Robinson for having invited himself and the other governors with the visitors and children to that delight- ful performance. 'He was sure that there was an excellent future for the school under the very able guidance of Miss Robinson, and everyone pre- sent that afternoon must have been struck with the high quality of the performance and hoped that they would have many such gatherings. The governors were delighted to see the children looking so bright and well, and they wished Miss Robinson a very happy and successful time in the school. He was sure that all the governors would do their best to make her feel at home anct happy amongst them. In thanking Miss Robinson he wished her, the staff, and the children a very Happy Christmas, and hoped they would all come back benefited for the holiday and ready for next term's work (applause). The Rector, in seconding the motion, said he wished to take that opportunity of publicly congratulat- ing Miss Robinson and her staff on the excellent work they had done in the school in so short a time after her appointment as head of the school. The music, for instance, they had heard that afternoon amply proved what he had said. He was sure they all hoped Miss Robinson would be very happy in her work with the staff and the children, and the governors trusted that the friends of the school in the town and district would do all they could to make it happy for her and the staff. Miss Robinson he believed considered there was a great future for the school, and he hoped they would all make the school known, as there was ample room for many more scholars. If the parents were satis- fied with the education their children were receiving, the governors trusted that they would make the school known and thus increase .its popu- larity and usefulness. He joined with Colonel Mesham in wishing them all a Happy Christmas (ap- plause). The motion was carried with ac- clamation. Miss Robinson, in acknowledging the vote of thanks, paid a very graceful tribute to the excellence of her staff, who had done remarkably good work during the term. In fact she felt that all the praise was due to them. She was delighted with the staff and the childen, and hoped that they would work together harmoniously and successfully (ap- plause). The visitors were entertained to tea at the conclusion of the concert.
LLANELIDAN. DEATH OP MR RICHAED JONES.— After a long and painful illness, Mr R Jones, Nantclwyd Mills, Llaneli- dan, passed away on Monday, to the regret of the whole district. Mr Jones had carried on business at Nantclwyd Mills for many years being one of the oldest and most highly esteemed tenants of the Nant- clwyd Estate. For some years he represented the parish on the Ruthin Board of Guardians and District Council. He was a leading member of the Calvinistic Methodist Church, and in his private and public life was a man of strict integrity. He leaves a widow, two sons (one in the Army) and nine daughters.
Promotion of the Rev. D. Thomas, B.A The Churchpeople of Denbigh will sincerely regret to hear that the Rev D Thomas, B.A., will shortly be leaving the parish, but at the same time they will be extremely pleased to hear of his having been offered by the patron, Capt Wynne Finch, the living of Pentrevoelas, which he has accepted. Mr Thomas, after finishing a suc- cessful college course and taking his B.A. degree, was ordained by the Bishop of St Asaph and licensed to the curacy of Denbigh in 1911, and took Priest's Orders in the following year; and it is a pleasant coincidence that the offer of his new living should have reached him on the anni- versary of his entering holy orders. His work at Denbigh has been carried out with efficiency, ability, and con- scientiousness he has a high ideal of his sacred calling, which has been apparent in all his church work. He is a very able preacher in English and Welsh, and a faithful parish priest, and we can testify that his ministrations have been greatly ap- preciated by all classes, both English and Welsh. He has done excellent work in the Sunday schools and also in connection with Henllan Street Mission, and his departure will be a great loss to Lhe church life and work in the parish. Mr Thomas is to be congratulated on his early promotion, and es- pecially to so desirable a parish as Pentrevoelas, where there is a beauti- ful country church, well attended, and with real church work done. There is a nice vicarage, and the living is set down in the Diocesan Calendar as JE376 gross and of the nett annual value of £ 250. Mr. Thomas succeeds the Rev David Alban Lloyd, B.A., who has been promoted to Bala. Our church readers, whilst sorry to lose him, will wish him a very happy and useful time in his new sphere of labour.
Presentation to a Railway Official. A number of Railway employees in Denbigh district met at the Den- bigh Station on Saturday night, to make a presentation to Mr William Talbot, late permanent way inspector on the Denbigh and Rhyl sections of the line, and who was recently promoted to a more important posi- tion in the Chester district. In- spector Talbot had been in Denbigh for about 15 years, and proved him- self a most efficient officer, and one who had the complete confidence of masters and men. The presentation took the form of a valuable gold albert chain for Mr Talbot, and a gold brooch for Mrs Talbot, both tokens of the respect and esteem in which they are held by the sub- scribers. Mr John Roberts, stationmaster,' presided, and said they had met to- gether to show their affection for Inspector Taibot. When news came of his promotion to Chester every employee in his late district was pleased that his superiors had recog- nized his ability (hear, hear). At the same time the news caused regret, because all felt that theyi would be losing a very old and valued friend. He was well liked, and highly respected by all sections, of the comunity, and it was thought the opportunityshould not:be allowed topa58 without giving him a memento in token of their esteem. Hence this presentation (hear, hear). Mr Fred Davies, locomotive fore- man said that during his long ac- quaintance with Inspector Talbot, he always found him a straight, trustworthy and honest gentleman (hear, hear).—One who could be de- pended upon, and whose word was his bond. Whilst regretting his de- parture, all wished him well in his new position (hear, hear). Mr Astbury, Mold, who acted as secretary of the fund, made the pre- sentation and endorsed the senti- ments already expressed. Messrs John Lewis, Rhydymwyn; John Davies, Mold; John Hughes, Rhewl, and others spoke to the same effect. Inspector Talbot said this was the first occasion, at any rate for a con- siderable time, for a presentation of this kind to be made to a perman- ent way inspector at Denbigh. He could assure all the subscribers that he fully appreciated their kind sentiments towards him, and the kind way in which they had treated him (hear, hear). He had always managed to get through his work owing to having such aa excellent set of men under him; and they had worked together very successfully and smoothly owing to the mutual confidence existing between them. He extended a welcome to his suc- cessor, Mr Charles Armstrong (hear, hear), and expressed a hope that he would remain on as good terms with the men as he (the speaker) had done, and that similar confidence would be shown by both parties (hear, hear). He thanked all for their invariable kindness to him, and especially for the gifts which they had given to him and Mrs Talbot, which would be treasured as mementoes of the happy time they spent in Denbigh (hear, hear). A vote of thanks to the Chairman concluded the proceedings. The gold presentation chain bore a medallion with suitable inscription. The secretary of the fund was Ganger Edwin Lloyd, of Denbigh.
,I Death of Mr. P. M. Ellis. I We regret to announce the death of Mr P M Ellis, Customs and Excise Officer for Denbigh and district, who passed away on Saturday last. Mr Ellis, who was an old boy of the Liverpool Institute, entered the service in 1902, having taken the high position of eighth on the list. His subsequent career brought him a high reputation in service circles as a sound and conscientious officer. All who knew him will deeply feel the tragedy which terminated a career so full of promise, at the early age of 36. Though suffering from a disease which he knew must be fatal, he remained at his post until a week before the end and died in harness. In course of his many duties, particularly as Pension Officer, Mr Ellis made a host of acquaintances in the district-his unfailing courtesy and sympathy! endearing him to all who knew him.J He belonged to a family of public' servants; one of his brothers is in the same service, one in the Eastern Cadets of the Indian Civil Service, and a third is Engineer Lieutenant in the R.N. He leaves a widow and one little boy to mourn his loss, with whom the deepest sympathy is felt., The funeral, which was private, took place at Whitchurch on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev Canon Redfern I officiating at the house and grave- The funeral, which was private, took place at Whitchurch on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev Canon Redfern officiating at the house and grave- side. Only the immediate relatives were present. Wreaths were sent by the following:— Nellie and Phil. Father, Willie and Kate, Manchester. Mother and Edie, Birkenhead. Blanche and Jimmie, Reading. Maud and Bill, Moreton. Gladys and Bert, Southampton. Dorothy and Will, Birkenhead. Lyd and Fred, Birkenhead. Uncle Harry, Aunt Jinnie and Mabel, Chester. Mr and Mrs J W Askew, Denbigh. Mi and Mrs D Whitaker, Rhyl. Mr Tom Williams, Denbigh. The Royal Bowling Green. All at Bryn Morton. 1
CONDOLENCE. At a meeting of the Old Age Pensions' Committee on Thursday, votes of sympathy were passed with Mr W Jones, J.P., on the death of his daughter and Mrs Ellis, Isgaer, on the death of her husband, Mr Ellis, Inland Revenue Officer.
[CROWDED OUT LAST WEEK.] HOME ON LEAVE. Within the last week we were glad to welcome home on leave two former Free Press employees. Company Sergt-Major J H Emmanuel, who is still with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at an important Northern station on the East coast, and Gunner Arthur Price, of Leicester- terrace, who was heartily welcomed home by wife and children, his former "shop mates," and friends. He was on his leave before going 1 over seas. He left again on Wed- nesday morning, full of courage and anxious to do his bit to save those of us at home. Sergt T G Edwards, the son of Mr T Godfrey Edwards (Territorial Instructor), has also been at home. He has seen much service and passed through most trying experiences, but is full of the soldiers' pride and courage. His many friends were delighted to have his company. Another Denbigh lad on leave after a very long spell of front line work and fighting in France was Private George Lewis, formerly of Brynyffynnon-terraee, and who be- fore the war was in the employ of Mr Buller in the cycle department. He was glad after his long and dangerous war experiences to get back to the good old town of his birth.
DENBIGHITE IN MALTA. We had a copy of Daily Malta Chronicle" this week sent over by Gunner Harry Bellamy, of the R.G.A. (son of Mr and Mrs Bellany, Den- bigh), who is stationed at Malta. He is keeping Al. doing his bit for King and country in that im- portant part of our dominions. The "Malta Chronicle keeps our brave men there fully informed of the war on all fronts, and also keeps them fully acquainted with the doings at Home, Sweet Home."
RliUDDLA DEATH OF MR H DYSON TAYLOR. Widespread sympathy is felt for the family of the Rev T W Vaughan, vicar of Rhuddlan and Rural Dean of St Assph, in the bereavement they have sustained this week by the death of the vicar's son-in-law, Mr H Dyson Taylor, of Chester, as a result of injuries received in a motor- ing accident in the fog between Coventry and Stafford. Mr Taylor, who was thirty years of age, leaves a wife and one child. Mrs Dyson Taylor is well known in Welsh golf- ing circles,having figured prominent- ly at meetings of the Welsh Ladies' Golf Union. Her husband was very highly respected in various circles.
LLANNEFYDD. SUDDEN DEATH OF A YOUNG WOMAN. The death took place very suddenly on Sunday night of Miss Margaret Jones, 27 years of age, daughter of Mr William Jones, J.P., Penporchell. Deceased had attended chapel and retired to rest about ten o'clock. She was soon afterwards taken seriously ill. Dr Lloyd was im- mediately sent for, but arrived too I late, death having occurred in the meantime. The suddenness of the event and deceased not having been medically attended necessitates an inquest.
ST. ASAPH. WAEN CHARITY. Thursday (St Thomas' Day) the Trustees distributed among the in- digent poor various sums from the funds of the charity. CONCERT. We hear rumours of a great treat in store for the citizens early in Janu- ary, when there will be a very talented concert held in aid of the V.A.D. Red Cross Hospital, Rhyl. CAPT HAROLD EDWARDS. Capt Harold Edwards is now con- valescent and staying at the Palace. In conversation with him to-day, he informed the writer that he was progressing nicely" after his hair- breadth escape. SHOW NIGHT. The lighting restrictions torpedoed the annual show night. We should be sorry to record it as a thing of the past. So much interest having hitherto been taken by country people in the display. The stock shown was quite up to the usual average and the prices record. RED CROSS HOSPITAL, RHYL. The winning number in the draw for a black-and-tan terrier, got up by Mrs Young and which took place yesterday (Thursday), was 277, and the name of winner is Master Gwilym Jones, Chapel-street, Trefnant. The amount made by the draw was 15 13s 6d. BRITISH FARMERS' RED CROSS FUND. Messrs Frank Lloyd & Sons con- ducted the second sale in connection of the above at the St Asaph Smith- field on Thursday. Mrs R E Birch, Bryncelyn, opened the sale with a brief and appropriate speech and sold the first lot a Shropshire ewe, which realized the handsome figure. of £ 7110s, Afterwards the sale pro- ceeded by Messrs James Davies, Horace Blew, Wrexham; Chambers Jones and Tom Lewis, Denbigh, Despite the unfavourable weather there was a very large and repre- sentative company to shew their loyally and patriotism. A ton of coal realized Y,4 9s 6d, and a rabbit X4. The sale was a huge success. The Auctioneers thank the Com- mittees and every one who took such keen interest in the noble work and they hope to hand over a very sub- stantal cheque from the patriots of St Asaph. GRAND CONCERT. On Thursday of last week, an ex- cellent concert was held at the Church House. The arrangements were made by a Committee consist- ing of Messrs J 0 Hughes, Bod- rhyddan; R Davies, N.P. Bank, St Asaph Thomas Brereton, Glasgoed; D M Edwards, Cefn, and Owen Edwards, W gfair. Great praise is due to Mr J R Davies, who undertook most of the work in connection with the concert and acted as joint treasurer with Mr James Davies, Abergele. The committee were exceedingly fortunate in enlisting the services of Mr and Mrs Birch, of Bryncolyn, St Asaph. Mrs Birch had earlier in the day attended the Red Cross Sale and acted as hon auctioneer. A year or two ago the name of Mrs Birch was very wide ly known, by giving a valuable diamond to be drawn for in aid of comforts for II our boys at the front. Bryncelyn has been an open house for wounded heroes for many a long day. The facts were well known, and therefore a crowded house was secured The concert was high class, and entirely sustained by soldiers from Kinmel. The programme was :—Pianoforte solo, Les Sylwyn," RS,M. Davies. Strings trio, Indian Lyrics, Pte Lewis, Lance-Corpl Willoughby, and piano, RoS D. Davies. On encore they gave "If you were the only girl" from the "Bing Boys llevue." Baritone solo, Com ades of mine," Lance-Corpl Glyn Jones, exceedingly well sung. Comic song by Sergt Rossiter, en* titled I- In other words." Tenor solo by the reo nowned tenor, Pte Tom Thomas, of the London Concerts. An exquisite violin solo, L'Extase" by Pte Philip Lewis, a year ago conductor of the Orchestra at Rhyl. The Mad Conjuror Kearney, of Maskelyne, and Devant, London, gave baffling exhibitions. Private Thomas Jones, Welsh solo, Baner ein Gwlad," and was encore. 44 Dafydd y Garreg Wen." The Cello solo, Lance-Corpl Willoughby, was the first of its kind heard in the city. Mr Birch was an ideal chairman, and gave valuable hints to the agriculturists present. Thanks to the Chairman and artistes proposed by Mr Richard Davies, N. & P. Bank, seconded by Mr Owen Edwards were cordially carried. < The result of to-day's takingsjin aid of the Red Cross Society is over 270; this and sub- scriptions will brihg the total to about £400.
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Births, Marriages, and I Deaths DEATHS. LTLLIS.-Docamber 16th, at Isgaer, Denbigh, aged 36 years, Philip Munro (Jick), the dearly loved husband of He)ei Muriel Ellis, and second son of Philip P Ellie, of Liverpoo'. (Friends please accept this the only intima- tion). IN MEMORIAL. EVANS.—In loving memory of my dear moiher, Caoborino Evans, 112, cihapel-terrace, Honllau-etreet, wbo paased away December loth, 1915. Twelve months has passed and still we miss her, Never bhall her memory fade, Loving thoughts shall always linger, Around the gravo where she is laid. Gone, but not forgotten. From her loving daughter and son-in-law. and grandchildren, Mr and Mrs W Pritchard, r No 20, Boacon s-hill, Denbigh. io.NEs.-In loving memory of my dear mother. ions Jones, late of 86, Park-street, who died December 23rd, 1906. U Peace. Perfect Peace," From her loving daughter, Lizzie. FIERCE.—In loving memory of our dear father. John Pierce, who died December 21st, 1916. < Not dead to thoee who loved him, Not lostl but gone before, He lives with us in memory still, And will for evermore. Fondly remembered by his Sons and Daughters and Grandohildren, Crisin Gardens, Rhuddlan.
To our Readers. The « FREE PRESS" PRINTING WORKS will be closed for the Christmas Holidays on Christmas Day (Monday) and Boxing Day (Tuesday). The "FREE PRESS" SHEET ALMANACK with the usual local in- formation, &c., thereon, will be issued with next week's FREE PRESS (December 30th).
DENBIGH. CIGARS, CIGARETTES &o. for Christmas Oambamas &o. A few Turkish and Egyptian Cigarettes (now unobtainable) only ab BULLERS. Please shop early. d243 A LARGE SELECTION OF CHBISI'.VAS CARDS AND PRESENTS, &c., in every variety abj BULLERS. d28 WE C1060 till Christmas Eve as usual-10 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday 11 p.m. You can boy all you want at BULLEB'S, d20 MEMOIIAL HALL WHIST DBIVE. As regards the above event advertised last week it is much regretted that by the express wish of the County Directors the entertainment for the wounded soldiers mustl be oonfiacd so them only. CHRISTMAS PUDDING FUND. In addition to the list of subscriptions to the Mayor of Denbigh's Fand, published in last week's issue, a donatton of 5a was sent in by Mr Charles Grimsley, late of Sb Asaph. DENBIGH VOLUNTEER CORPS. The next drill will be held on Monday the 1st day of January, 1917, when it is hoped that all the members will make a special effort to be preeeujb. CADET caliPs. A Cadet Corps is to be formed in connection witb the County School aud the order for the supply uf ttuifortns has been placed with Messrs Jones Bros, Beehive, ST THOMAS' DAY. The usual St Thomas's Day gifts to the poor of the parish from the fund of which the Mayor and Rector, for the time being, are the trustees were given oub yesterday. TREASURER. Ab the Rsadiog Room meeting on Monday, Mr W Metellus Jones, manager of the National Provincial Back was appointed treasurer in succession to the late Mr R E Hughes, Angi o fa. CHRISTMAS NIGHT CONCERT. The usual Christmas night concerb will be at Capel Mawr, and a record attendance is expected. Judging from the aifcietes engaged it should be a rare mueioal treat, but apart from I that the concert should receive the support of all, because the proceeds will be given to most worthy at jech. See advertisement. THE MAYORS CHRISTMAS GIFTS. The Mayor (Councillor Robert Owen, J,P.), has again this year made seasonable gifts to the Municipal officials and employees and the Police Force which were much appreciated He has also given Christmas parcels to the poor and those in receipb of oub relief, as well as other gifts to some of the oider inhabitants. CONGRATULATIONS FOR MB LLOYD GEORGE As will be seen in our advertising columns, a publ!c meeting will be held in the County Hal), Denbigh, tc-day, SATURDAY (December 23rd) tD express the good will and confidence of the people of the borough in the Hfgbb Hon D Lloyd George, and his government) addre-pes will be given by Col Mseharo, Mr D S Davies Canon Redfern, Rev James Charles and others The chair will be taken by the Mayor at 2.30 p.m. All are cordially invited to attend. CHBISTMAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS. The Postal Authorities at Deabigh give I notice of the absolute necessity of posting early from now to Christmap. The Denbigh head I office box from now till then will be fiaaWy closed at 6 30 aod also at Townsend, and at the various Town boxes. Parcels will be accepted up to 6 30. Parcels not IIrcoeptid on Sunday, I on Bick Hcliday (Tuesday) one delivery and one dispatch both of letters and paroel*. On that day Head office opeD froG 9 to 12 only, but for no business o.her than the sale of Postal Orders. THE CHURCH'S MISSIONARY WORK. Tbe Rector preached at St Mary,g Cburcj2 on Sunday morning on behalf of the Society for t-he Propagation of the Gospo', which is the oldest of our missionary societies. In the course of his sermoa he satd bbib this country had no cause of to pride itself on the amount. spent on missions. Before the war the sum was about iEl.,000,000 a day, and we ware now spending £ 6,000,000 a day on war. 1.000,000 a vearonfurehering tbeoiiissof Christ, and 6,000.000 a day on War He would be a bold man who would say thab there wis no oon- nsotion between the two. TRIBUTE TO MR ASQUITH. We are informed that ab the meeting of the executive committee of the Denbigh Liberal Club, ab which tbe resolution con- gratulabing tbe new Prim 5 Minister was! pasted, a further re-olution to the following iffect was also carried unanimoutily That this meeting expresses its high appreciation of. and gratitude to the Right Hon H H Asqaith for his spler d-td services to the Nation during 1 the last nine years, ard in particular for tne calm, firm, aad dignified manner in which he has upheld the country's aose during the long and trying strain of the War.' DEATH OF AN ASYLUM ATTENDANT. The death took place, very suddenly, on Wednesday morning of Mr W Williams, Tegid, House, Love-lane. The deceased was for many j years an attendant at the Asylum and although not feeling very well was on duty on Tuesday. Wednesday morning be was about as usual but directly after breakfasb was taken ill and Dr Lloyd Hughes was immediately in attendance and rendered all the hlp possible but he passed away in a shorb time. He had suffered for some time from heart disease and had been medically attended. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and an adopted son (who is recently homa from tbe front) to mourn his loss. TWO DESERTERS, At a special Borongh Police Court on Thurs- day, before the Mayor, Pie Joseph Clayton. and Pte George Marriott-, both of the R.W.F. all Lithrrland, were charged by Sergt Evans with being deserters. The cilioer stated that bav. ing suspected the soldiers to ba deserters, at 7 p m. previous evening, he went to 12, Wind- mill-street, where he saw the prisoners. Ha asked Clayton whab they were doing there, he replied on 10 days siok leave, he asked him to produce his paBs, he said that he hadn't got one. Afterwards he admitted bhab he was a deserter since the 5th Inst. Marriott Bbabed that he h»d no pass but came away with Clay- ton. Both were remanded to watt an escort, and 59 in each case granted to the informant, THE PICTUREDROME. A splendid show of piotures for the Christ- mas holidays has been arranged, aud a mcst entertaining programme will be the result. The star films wilt include Her Gebhsemane,' a beautiful Vibagraph drikma Through Life's Window,' 1 Pimple's Pink Forms,' fun, fesi and furious The Widow's Son,' a pathetic dram i. by the Neptune Film Company The Hope- j Jess Game,' a strong drama in two reels and episode 11 of Greed.' the great serial film. From the above it will be seen that the pro- gramme ES an excallenb one in every respeob and ns doubt there will be a large attendance at each performance. Ib should be noted that there will be no show on Ohristmas Day, but two rhowa on Boxing Day, Tuesday.—See adverthmenb.
Christmas Market. The Lighting restrictions this year (the disobedienoe of which would be actionable under the Defence of the Realm Act) led to the official announcement that the usual night display in the ahops and market ball before Christmas Market could not take place, henoe the non-appearance this year of our usual report of the displays. The butobers, and indeed all the local trades- men, had made ample provision to meet the wants of their varied and nnmerons customers, bub the show was on a very modest scale and in strong contrast to the pre-war display. The ponltry market was held in a por- tion of the new Market (as yet unfinished) and the change from the Smitbfield sheds was much appreciated by dealers and sel- lers alike. There was a big attendance tbmnghont and the supply of poultry of all kinds, bntter and eggs was very large, bat the heavy demand maintained the prices. There were plenty of geese and tnrkejs which sold well, prices varied according to the quality of the birds and the time of the day. Geese made from Is 3d to Is 611 per lb.; turkeys from Is 2d to Is 5d per Ib.; ducks up as high as 10s and 12s per couple, See below :— DENBIGH WEDNEBDAY.—-Fowld. 6a 6d to 7a 6d per couple; ducks. 108 Od to 123 Od per couple; geese, Is 2d to Is 6d per lb; turkeys, Is 2d to Is 5d per Ib egge, 5 and 6 for 1s fresb butter, 2s Od pc lb small tubs, Is lOd per lb beef, Is to Is 3d per lb; mutton, Is so la 4d per lb; Pork Is 21 to la 3d per Ib fat pigi- 8ld per Ib rabbits, 28 2d per couple Englixb wool, la 6d per lb Weleh wool, Is to Is lid per Ib, I ======
THE LOCAL HOSPITALS. We regret having had to leave over until next week, the lists of gifts to the Hospitals at Denbigh, Llan- dyrnog and Ruthin.
LLANGANHAFAL. DEATH OF MRS FOD ..KBB. The death took place on the 17th inst. )f Mra Foalkss, aged 72, the wife of Mr J Fonlkes, Caerneddau, Llanganhafal, late of Pentrefelin. Deceased was highly esteemed by all, and was a faithful member of Fforddlas Congregational Chapel, where her husband is a deacon. She leaves a husband and one eon—Mr J E Foulkes, Pentrefelin—and one sister- Viiss Williams, who attended her long illness, to mourn her loss. The deceased was interred at Llan- ganhafal Churchyard yesterday (Thursday) under the New Act, the Kers J 0 Jones *nd James Char'es officiating at the house, ,ind the Her J D Jones, Gellifor, at the graveside. fhe cbief mourners were :-Mr J Foulkes (husband), Mr J E Foulkes (son), vliss Williams (sister), Mrs J E Foulkes (daughter-in-law) Master G 0 Foulkes \od Misses Blodwen and Mair E Foulkes (grandchildren), Mr Lewis, Rbiw Issa Ar and Miss Lewis, Bsla (cousins; Mrs J Roberts, Denbigh Miss Mary Priee, Denbigh. There were also present :—Mr and Mro Roger Price. Mr and Miss Price, Mrs Davies and Miss G Roberts, Denbigh Mr Hughes, Glanmorfa Mr R Foulkes, Pwllychwead and Mr R Foulkes, Llan. JDJI. The bearers were :-Mean -ro J (Humphreys, Roberts, Joseph Griffiths, and T Wynne. Tne polished oak coffin was supplied by lir T Roberts,. Llanganhafal and the funeral arrangements were carried out ty Air D Kuowles, Vale-street, Denbigh.