TO RUTHIN MUNICIPAL ELECTORS. I Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg to tender my sincere thanks to all who supported me at the Municipal Election on Saturday and to the many friends who hava sent ¡ me congratulations on my being elected a mem- ber of the Town Council. Yours very faithfully, CARADOC ROBERTS. Mount Pleasant, Ruthin. November 8th, 1919. 1763nS
PRESENTATION. An interesting incident took place recently at Borthyn C, of E. School, when Miss Miunie M Pugh was presented with a dinner service, sub- scribed for by the pupils, on her leaving to take up her duties as Mistress of L'anbeJr School. The present has been on view in the shop of Misses Roberts, Beswick House, by whom it was supplied.
ARMISTICE DAY. The Mayor has declared Tuesday next, which is the first auniversiry of Armistice Day, to be a general holiday, and all business premises wil be closed on that day. There will ba a short service in St Peter's Church at 11.30 a.m at which the Mayor ani Corporation will attend. At 12 o'clock medals will be presented on St Peter s Square (weather permitting) to local soldiers. The members and officials of the Corporation will be entertained by the Mayor, and in the evening there will be a hot-pot supper for dcmobilished soldiers and sailors.
A FORMER RUTHIN WORTHY I LORD MAYOR OF LONDON. A contribution to the recent 11 Journ-il of the Cambrian Archanlogieal Association deils with some interesting discoveries by the Rv Lawis H 0 Pryce, vicar of Co wyn Bay, and formerly Warden of Rathin, with regard to a native of Ruthin who was Lord ilayor of London in 1517. To this day the striking and picturesque house at the corner of Clwyd street, in St Peter's Oijuaio, ivutuiu, is kuuwa Ha Exmewe riouse, where the late Mr Theodore .Rouw resided for many years and where Mrs Rouw still resides. It was in this house that the Lord Mayor of 'London in 1517 was bora. His name was Thomas Exmewe A grea of the house, the Vicar of Colwyn Bay points out, is of framed timber filled in with wattle and daub. Other old houses in Ruthin are of similar construction. This method of c >nstruc:ion was used previous to the introduction of brick into this ^country, of which ttre approximate date is 450. The house passed into the possession of the Goodman family, a member of which in later years, Dean Gabriel Goodman, founded the Ruthin Grammar School and Christ's Hospital for the Aged, of which the vicar of the parish is the warden. A portrait of Sir Thomas Exmewe, believed to be the work of Holbein, and painted during Sir Thomas' lord mayoralty, was kept for many generations at Exmewe House, and was after- wards removed to Nantelwyd House, a beautiful old residence of similar construction in Castle street, Ruthin, and some time later to Cefn Cosh, near Colwyn Bay, the home of Mrs Laurence ^Biodrick the representative to-day of the Good- i man family. The existence of the portrait appears to have been quite forgotten, and to the Vicar of Colwyn Bay has fallen the mission of bringing it to the notice of the Corporation of the City of London and of the Cambrian Archaeological Association. The Vicar, in his article says, the name of Exmewe is not Welsh. Like many other old Ruthin families, the Exmewes must have come to Ruthin in service of the Lords Grey do Ruthin, The earliest mention of their name in Ruthin so far found is in tha year 13 '8. Of Sir Thomas' early years, how he left Ruthin and settled in London as a goldsmith, nothing is known. Nor can any definite particulars be given as to how he made his money." In 1-308 he was one of the sheriffs, and he was knighted during his mayo alty in 1518. In the same year he made the water conduit mentioned by Stowe, and he !eft directions in his will for the repair of this conduit which he there describes as at London Wall agenst Colman Strete End." Esmewo died in 1529, and was buried in the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Mill-street, of which parish ho had been an inhabitant. The church was subse- quently burnt down in the Great Fire.
THE RUTHIN CASTLE ESTATE SALE. IOERESTINC £ SUCCESSFUL EVENT- The historical Ruthin Castle estate in the Vale of Clwyd, the property of the late Colonel W Cornwallis West, Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire, and of his successor, Major Cornwallis West, was offered for sale on Wednesday, at Ruthin, by Messrs Frank Lloyd & Sous, acting in conjunction with the well known London firm of Messrs Knight, Frank and Rutley. The sale caused widespread interest, and the large Assembly Room of the Town Hall was packed when Mr Frank Lloyd personally commenced the sale. The property consists of the ancient and beautifully situated castle, with 38 agricultural holdings, quarries and cot- tages, with valuable business and other premises in the town of Ruthin, the whole extending to about 1965 acres, and pro- ducing a rent roll of R3300 per annum, exclusive of mansion and land in hand. The estate possesses most interesting historical associations. The ori, inal Castle, founded by Edward the First in 1281, was one of the great fortresses erected in Wales by the English Sover- eign as military bases, and the Ruthin stronghold, with that of Denbigh and Rhuddlan, dominated the whole of the Vale of Clwyd. 11 Castell Coch," the original Welsh name, was bestowed by the King on Reginald de Grey, Justiciary of Chester After a visit in 1854, Georgo Borrow writes thus about the ancient fortress My con luctor shewed me dark passages, a gloomy apartment in which Welsh kings and great people had been occasionally confined that strange memorial of the go d old time?, a drown- ing pit and a large prison room, in the middle of which stood a singular looking column scrawled with od I characters which had of yore been used as a whip- ping post, another memorial of the good old baronial times so dear to romance readers and minds d seneibility." In 1400 Owen Glyndwr had a dispute with Reginal 1 de Grey, a descendant of the First Lord de Grey, and, having appealed in vain to Parliament, commence 1 hos- tilities. His first exploit was to surprise the town of Ruthin on a fair day and set fire to it. The Castle suffered much in this attack. In 1645, during the Civil War of the Great liebellion, the Castle was strongly garrisoned and held on be- half of the King against the Roundhead forces. In September of the same year, the King stayet at the 'astle. In 1615, General Thomas Mytton, the Commander of Parliamentary for.-es compelled the garrison to surrender. In the despatch recording his success, he states:—" The reducing of this Cattle hath cost mo more time and ammunition than I ex- pected." Soon afterwaris the Castle was demolished by order oi Cromwell's Parliament. Subsequently the lordship of Ruthin was purchased by Sir Richard, Myddleton, of Chirk Castle This was in 1660. Later it came into the possession of the Hon Fre lerick West, who, in 1826, built part of the present m tnsion in tke centre of the ruins of the old castle Between 1849 an I 1852, Mr Frederick RieUanl Weal, M P., made extensive ad- ditions, including the new Red Castle-- the present buil iing, which was visited by the late King Edward VII when Prince of Wales. The sale was conducted by MY Frank Lloyd in person, who was supported by Mr Frank Capon, principal surveyor to Messrs Knight, Frank and Ltutley Mr E C Milehan, representing the Messrs Rooper and Whately, solicitors, London Mr F 8 Salaman, a trustee of the estate, and Major George Cornwallis West. In opening the proceedings, Mr Frank Lloyd briefly referred to the offer as a whole of the property in London the previous week, at which an offer of £ 91,000 was made. Un this occasion it would be offered ia lots, which would afford every tenant an opportunity of purchasing his holding. This, he hoped, would be appreciated. Whilst regretting the dispersal of the estate, and especially the disposal of the Castle, he was per. sonally pleased th;it he had been entrusted with the task for the sake of old associa- tions with the late Col Cornwallis West and Mrs West. It would be his earnest effort to do f airplay to all concerne I. He would sell the Castle and gronnds first, and sincerely hoped that a local man would buy it. The sale of the Llanbedr and Bathafarn hall estates a week or two ago, showei that thare was plenty of money in the district. The sale then commenced, Lot f being put up first, viz., Ruthin Castle with its beautiful grounds, outbuildings, and 59 acres of land attached with £ 1,21-4 worth of timber, The Auctioneer asked for a starting bid of £ 30 000, and tho Mayor of Ruthin met this with an offer of £ 10,000. of £ 10,000. The Auctioneer: The land itself is worth that. Replying to a question, Mr Frank Lloyd said that the Castle had been left precisely as it was during the residence of Col and Mrs Cornwallis West. Would anyone bid £ 20,000, or even E18,000 for it. He was prepared to put it in the market at £ 20,000. There was no other offer forthcoming, and the lot was withdrawn The Auctioneer then announced that Lot So the Sewage Far n—of 103 acres, had been sold privately to the Corporation of Ruthin for what was considered to be £ 2,000 under its value. The remainder of the 91 Lots were then put up as follows Lot i-The R9d Lodge, between Ruthin and Llanfair, with 6 acres of iand. Sold to the tenant, Mr Edward Lloyi, for £ 600. Lot 2 -Seven acres of accommodation land in Borthya. To the tenant, Alderman R H Williams, for £ 550. Lot 3—Grazing land, 4 acres, near the Rail- way Station to Mr Richards, Clwyd Bank, for £4;;0 Lot 5—The Deor Park with two small hold- ings—Galchog and Coedywaen and woodland, the whole comprising 378 acres. This was offered with Lot 4 -the Castle and was not sold Lot vA. -Plas Bennett farm, 21 acres to Mr David Thomas, auctioneer, Ruthin, for itto Lot 6-Grazing land, of one aore, under the Castle to Dr W F Byford, Ruthin for C240 Lot 7-Four acres of pasture land near the railway line; to Mr J Shaw, Colwyn Bay, for E580 Lot 8-Five acres of accommodation land adjacent to the Castle gardens, 5 acres 3 roods in extent, with the timber (£104) thrown in to Mr Edward Roberts, butcher, Ruthin, for £ 560 Lots 9 and 10 comprising 6 acres 2 roods of grazing land between the Corwen road and the railway, and C&e Gwynach of 11 acres 3 roods, went, amidst cheers, to the tenant, Mrs Williams, Crown House, for £ 1,660. Lot 11—Castle Park Farm of 73 acres to the tenant, Mr Smith, for £ 8,500. Lut 12 Water power Saw Mill and land; to the buyer of the previous lot for ATSO Lot 13—Enclosure of grass laud near the River Clwyd, 5 acres, described as the best land of its kind in the Vale to Mr T Roberts, Ranelagh-street, Liverpool, for JE575 Lot 14—For this lot, Tynywern Farm, of 97 acres, the Auctioneer asked for a bid of £4,500 (the reserve), and it was sold at this sum to the tenant, Mr John Daves Lot Lj-Cilygroeslw-d Farm, 3S acres, also went to the tenant, Mr P Rowlands for £1,100 Lot 16-Bron Eyarth Farm, 4S acres 3 roods to the tenant, Mr Henry Williams, for £ 1,350. There was keen competition for the next few lots, which consisted of accommodation lands of iich pastures—7 acres near Lon Fawr was sold to Mr Watkinson for .£750; Lot 18, near the River Clwyd, 9 acres 2 roods, to Mr William Owen, White Lion Hotel, Bala, for £ 825; Lots 19 and 75, 8 acres 2 roods known as Mill field and Bridge House, to Alderman R H Williams for 9660; Lot 21, 59 acres, known as Tir Symond, to the Denbighshire County Council for X3,050 Lot 20-Cae Ddol, of 38 acres, remains unsold Lot 22-Two dwellings known as Prospect House and Prospect Cottage, with 3 acres of land, and another plot of 2 acres 2 roods to Mr Thomas Davies, Prospect House, for EC-5) Lot 24-Goat Farm, Llanfwrog, 11 acres, to Mr W L Davies, Font Hill Road, Kirkda'e, for 1860. Lot 25-Distyll House, with 25 acres of land, to Mr G T Williams, Braich, for £1175. Lot 26-The Woodland, called Rhyd y Gaseg, with 45 acres, to Mr Rowlands, Llwyn Ynn, for l2500 Lot 27-The valuable dairy farm known as Plas Efenechtyd, with 106 acres, and also lots 28 and 29, viz., 41 acres and 63 acres respectively of grazing land, to Mr W Theodore Smith, the tenant, for £ 5100. Lot 30-Blackmoor Farm, of 7 acres 3 roods, to Mr Williams, the tenant, for £600. Lots 31 and 32—Brynllan Farm, 28 acres and 4 acres of grazing land near Efenechtyd Church, to the tenant, Mr J Morris Parry, for X1560. Lot 33 —Two acres of grazing land adjoining the Railway Station, to the Mayor of R ithin, for JE260. Lots 33a, 37, 38 and 39 were bought by Mr W Owen, Bala, for £3825, viz Clwyd Bank Dairy, I acre grazing land, 8 acres 3 roods, near Park road; and do 23 acres near the River Clwyd, and 8 acres near the Cambrian works. Lot 36 3 acres 3 roods of grazing land close to the Railway Station and abutting on Park lane, to Mr W Morris, Borthyn, for £ 410. Lot 40-21 acres 3 roods of grazing land close to the town on its west side, to Mr William Owens, Bala, for E875. Mr Owen also bought loti 41 and 42, about 9 acres altogether, for £660 Lot 43 consisted of Penystryb Farm, 58 acres, in Llanfwrog, and wai secured by the tenant, Mr Robert Hughes, for £ 2925 Lot 41-Telpyn Farm, 50 acres 3 roods, to the tenant, Mr H Jones, for £ 1635. Lot 45—Accommodation land of 6 acres 3 roods, to Mr William Owen, Bala, £ 300. In the case of Fferm Farm, 93 acres 2 roods, in the occupation of Mr R Morris Jones, the auctioneer paid a high tribute to the tenant, whom he described as an excellent farmer, and wished him to secure the property The bidding went up to £ 4050, at which it was sold to Mr J T Davies, Pentre Farm, Llanrhaiadr, tha tenant saying that this price was too much for him. Lot 49-Tynycaeau Farm of 176 acres 2 roods had a reserve of £ 5000 upon it, anl at this figure it was sold to the tenant, Mr William Evans Lot 49—A field of 12 acres on the opposite side of the road to the previous lot was sold for £ 46^, and Penygnig Farm, 76 acres went to the tenant, Mr Edward Jones, for 9200-3. The Mayor of Ruthin secured Tanygraig Cottages, lot 51, for £235. I Mr A 0 Evans, solicitor, got lot 51a, 3 acres enclosure in the parish of Llanynys for JE610. Lot 52-Graigy Ddywart Lima Quarry, of 17 acres, was also sold to Mr A 0 Evans for £ 1 160 The Auctioneer announced, amidst cheers, that Major West desired to present Lot 51a—th Recreation Ground of 4 acres-to the town of ] Ruthin. Lot -54 -the Manor of Ruthin and Manorial sporting rights, will not be sold until the Castle is disposed of. The remaining lots are mostly situate in the town of Ruthin, being dwelling hJu¡¡es and business premises. Florence House, in the Square, sold to Mr Clews, the owner of the Castle and Wynnetay Hotels, for £ 150 a walled garden in Dog-lane to Dr Byford for I:IOO who also bought a thatched cottage in Dog-lane for £ 160; Mr John Parry bought a walled garden also in Dog-lane for £ 90, and another garden close by went to Mr P W Brundrit, solicitor, for R70 Mr John Roberts bought a similar lot for r .£60; whilst still another went to Mr John Williams, tenant, for £ 75. £400 was given by the Mayor for Minyclwyd two cottages near the railway, one of which, by arrangement, becomes the property of Mr Moses Hughes, the tenant. London House went to the tenant, Mr Charles Laws, for R450, and Mr H E Joyce paid a similar price for his houae and shop next door, both being situate in the Square. The business premises known as 4, Upper Clwyd-street, in the occupation of Mr Charles Aldrich, were secured by him for £ 500. Whilst the tenant, Mr Robert Beech, gave £ 640 for his residence, 1G, Castle- street. Mr David Evans, clothier, bought his shop, 3 Lower Clwyd-street, for L400. The Mayor bought Lower Clwyd-street, for P.400, and their respective premises in the same street went to the tenants—the Misses Davies at £ 400, Mr John Williani3 (fruiterer) at £ 250, Mr T D Jones at J;200 27, Clwyd street, in the occupa- tion of Mr Burrows, was bought by Mr David Evans, clothier, for £ 180 Ranelagh House, Clwyd-street by Mr Clubbe for £ 160 53, Clwyd- street, by Mr H Williams, Piasyward, for P,180 Clwyd Bank, by Mrs Roberts, the tenant, for £ 400; 24 ani 26, Lower Clwyd-street, by the tenant?, Messrs R and P Roberts, for .£300; 22, Lower Clwyd-street, by the tenant, Mr Thomas Jacks, for £ 220; a block of cottages in Mwrog- street were sold to the tenants and the Catholic Schoolroom, also in Mwrog-street, was with- drawn, it having been sold privately to the Catholic Church. Mr W H Garner, the tenant, bought the lease of Gvvynfryn (his residence) for £70, and the garden adjoining for £3IJ. The old thatched cottage in Stryt y Cerrig went to the tenant for ;Cl tO; a garden in Mill-street to Mr J E Wynne for 1:40 ditto to Mrs Rickman, £ 60. The Auctioneer stated that two Pounds at the | bottom of Prior streei had been given by Major | West to the Church at Ruthin, and a gift of 22, j Castle street and the Estate Office, close to the | Castle entrance, was also made to Mr Henry j Forder, the local agent of the estate. These announcements were received with much applause. This closed the sale. The catalogue was made up of 91 lots, and the total proceeds amounted to ;C76,470-a very satisfactory con- elusion, said the Auctioneer, The Llanarmon portion of the estate remains to be offered on a future occasion. The solicitors concerned in the sale of the Ruthin estate were Messrs Rooper & Whately Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, and tho chartered accountants Messrs Elles, Salaman, Coatas and Co., London.
DENBIGH CHURCH GIRLS' CLUB. The formal opening of this Club took place hit night (Thursday), at the Church Institute, when Mrs Edwards, The Palace, St Ataph, kindly came to declare the Club open, There was a splendid gathering of members and frit, n-is who were addressed by Canon Redfern tPrtsi- dent) on the object and aims of the Club. Mrs Edwards spoke very encouragingly to the guls, who listened with much interest. Mrs Guy Francis, chairman of the committee, proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs Edwards, which was seconded by Miss Sheelah Refern. A short mutnal programme had been arranged as follows:— Pianoforte solo, Miss Beryl BasEett. Song, Sergt Brown,' Miss Harnaman. Song, God send you back to me,' Miss Pearl Miller. Song, Bells of St Mary's,' Miss Ella Edwards Song, Cosy Corner,' Miss Harnaman. Song, 'Absent,' Miss Mary Hughes Song, Pipes of Pan,' Miss Ella Edwards. Song, 'If I might only come to you,' Miss N i Davies, Excellent refreshments had been prepared by the ladies of the committee, and thanks are due to all, especially Miss Baynham, organiser of the Clab Miss G Storey, treasurer; Mis" Sheelah Redfern and Miss Elsie Price, secretaries. A pleasing feature of the gathering was the presence of so many of the Vice-Presidents, among whom were Mrs Redfern, Mrs Swayne, Mrs W James, Mrs George Ellis, Mrs Huxley, Mis3 Amy Wynne, Miss Preston, Miss .Tones (Bodlonfa), Miss Robinson, Howell's School. Dancing and games followed, which were thoroughly enjoyed. ftThe members are proud of their Ciubroom, and are exceedingly grateful to the generous friends who have contributed furniture-Mrs Tumour, Grove House, and Mrs Redfern, the Rectory, having helped very promptly in this direction. L
DENBIGH LITERARY AND SOCIAL SOCIETY. The opening meeting of the Denbigh Literary and Social Society was held on Friday evening at the Society's Hall, Park Street. There was a large attendance of old members augmented by newly joined members and the proceedings were especially propitious and a good omen of the society becoming what it was, before its suspension (owing to the war), a flour- ishing and important society. It was the oldest society of its kind and always pro- vided entertainment instruction and amusement of the highest order for its members and on I open nights for the general public. Its excellent hall, thanks to Mr Foulkes Roberts, was often the scene of thronged attendance at its social gatherings. And the attempt made by j the old members has met with the highest approbation by the newer and younger generation now in need of such winter evening recreation. At the first meeting Mr Askew, B.Sc., of the County School, than whom no member had done so much to further the projects of the Society, and it was with deep regret and much reluct- ance the nesting had to accept his resignation as president. Mr Sydney Watkins was appointed in his stead, hs having filled it with distinction prior to the war. Mr R G Jones was elected vioe-l president, and Messrs T Powell Hughes and J Helsby were appointed honourary secretaries. The new society had a hearty send-off and was duely established on Friday night when Mr A Benson Evans occupied the chair and an impromptu speech night was held. Mr Hardy, engineer at the Mental Hospital, promptly and ably led off upon an important iuutTuia l/wllvbi/Cl Lvi" Hi Ltd on TIlS resuming his seat a very interesting series I? of speeches on the subject was given by the members. Another very pleasing series was started by Mr Williams, of Messrs E B Jones's, and many of the members contributed excellent speeches in support or otherwise of his contention that girl war-workers should not be dismissed from their temporary post," only and when their oecupancy deprived a returned soldier of the post he enjoyed before going out to war. Most of the members had been in the war in some part c-f the world or other and they dealt with the subject most generously. A large working committee was elected to carry on the extensive business of the association and it is hoped to gather in a large number of the young men of the town to membership. The hall is well lighted and heated and the members' com- forL is well provided for.
Denbigh Cauncil Election. The result of this contest on Saturday was very much what many people had expected. There was not much excite- ment during the day but the voting was steady and some of the candidates had motors and other vehicles fetching up voters. The poll closed at 8 o'clock. The counting for which, and the election generally, excellent arrangements had been made by the Town clerk (Mr Robert Davies) began at 8.15. Alderman John Morris Davies, who had acted as Return- ing officer, presiding. of the 2,309 electors on the registers, 1.886 cast their votes at one or other of the four polling booths in town and at Henllan. Although so large a number voted there were only three or four spoilt voting papers. At the close of the proceedings about 11 20, Dr Lloyd Hughes proposed and the Mayor (Mr H Dryhurst Roberts; soconùed a vote of thanks to the Return- ing Offieers, and remarked upon the excellence of the Town Clerk's arrange- ments and with which the officials had carried out their duties Alderman J M Davies suitably acknowledged the vote of thanks and proceeded to the Couucil Chamber window to announce the result to the huge crowd (including a large por- tion of women electors) which filled the Square and High Street. The result was as follows, the first four being duly elected Lloyd Hughes, I.H. 1251 II Dryhurst Roberts 1208 (the retiring Mayor; Llewelyn Jones 1067 (retiring member) T Ward > Brig-General) 870 R H J Bowdage 4B8 A Lloyd Jones 137 Ellis Jones 402 Henry Dodd 250 The successful candidates all thanked their supporters. They all had a cordial reception. Two of the three retiring members were returned with a heavy poll, but Mr Bow- dage who was the third retiring member and who had done excellent work in Council and Committee did not canvass which no doubt accounts for his 11011- sueeess.
HOWELL'S SCHOOL, DENBIGH. It was hoped to have a sale of work at Howells Sohool at the end of November but it is now de- cided to hold it on Saturday December 13th. Proceeds from the sale will be given to Foreign Missions and any contributions from Old Girls wily be grateftilly received by Mrs Williams, Arosfa, Denbigh. Before the sale of work a per- formance of the Christmas mystery play Eager Heart will be given. We hope everyone will keep the date free.
Sale of Work, On Thursday afternoon a successful sale of work was held at Swan Lane Schoolroom the arrangements being carried out by a committee of to which Miss Davies, Love Lane, acted as president, Mrs Vaughan Jones asgtreasurer, and Miss L J Harris as secretary. In the absence of Mrs A 0 Evans, Miss Davies declared the sale open. There were two stalls-one of useful gar- ments and articles for Christmas presents and the other stocked with farm and garden produce, cakes, &o. A tea was given in the vestry by Mrs Evans, Vale Streot Mrs Rowlands, Mrs Hughes Vrogain Mrs Foulkes, Fairholme and Mrs Hughes, Segrwyd, The goods left over wiil be sold on Tuesday next at 4 o'clock.
COUNTY PENSIONS SECRETARY. The County Pensions Committee are about to elect, at a salary of k300 a year, a Secretary to succeed Mr Lerry, who has resigned. They have reduced the 75 applicants to 7. Two loeal men are in the short list, Capt Morris, Ruthin, and Mr E M Roberts, of Denbigh, son of Mrs Roberts 40, Park Street He joined the army at the be- ginning of the war and was very badly wounded. He is now assistant secretary to the Committee,
THE RETIRING MAYOR. Councillor H Dryhurst Roberts retires on Monday from the Mayoralty I after two years most strenuous ser- vice during which he has devoted himself to the work of the Council and to the promotion of everything in favour of the prosperity of the town in a manner which has com- manded the appreciation of towns- people of every section and class. He has been extremely generous and helpful and responsive to the many demands made, and has thoroughly maintained the reputation of the ancient borough and managed its affairs with credit to himself and to the town. He has been throughout: ably and efficiently supported in every way by the Mayoress through two memorable years. The,Mayor and Mayoress can therefore retire, feeling that they have done their part with great efficiency and have gained the full approbation of the townspeople.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE. A very eucoessful whiafc drive and daooe to, k place last night in the County Had, beatpi- littly decorated. The room was crowded. Afcot the cards choice refreshments ware ser- ved, Ool Swayne, eba?rman of the iDfi^tniry Committee, presidad at) the disfcribacion of prizes, the receipts botnv. In aid cf the New Nurses' Hime in oonneottnn with the Inii-mvy. The pris.9 winners were Mra Mftrsden Davie. and MS1 Griffiths; M- E W Cooper and Mr Afred Evam tied, and M- Copper, askei that) rbo first priz-i be given t? Mr E/ana, a wounded soldier ab Ystrad lqaf, Oa the motion of Dr Lliyd Httghos, and seconded by Mr W Jamsa, ♦iharvlra wflm eti-pon ».r> Mm Wrlcr'AJJ f" I" iag the prizes, and reg-e) expressed tba* Mr and M-i; Wrigly who had boon saoh good friends to the Infirmary, were leaving. Thanks also given to the ladies of ths oommUftce and 1 special reforence made to Mrs Armstrong, rthoee c-xpernnoa and help hftd been most valuable. Dr Frank Joneb, oroheetra plvyed delightful mueio for dancing.
ECTTaiN tiiithin Nligglicipiti Election. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF RUTHIN. Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to ukc this opportunity of thanking very warmly those of you who supported my candidature at the recent Municipal Election. The results were disappointing, but the real and enthusiasm shown by my supporters encourage me to continue to hope that the day is not far distant when Ruthin men and women will realise the vast amount of work that is waiting for woman in the way of local government, and will tlcct a woman as member of the Ruthin Town Council. Your obedient Servant, ANNA ROWLANDS, Brynhyfryd, Ruthin. November 6th, 1919. 1769n8
TO THE MUNICIPAL ELECTORS OF RUTHIN. Ladies and Gentlemen, Allow me to thank you very sincerely for returning me as one of your representatives on the Town Council. During the seven years I have been member I honestly strove to study your interests and discharge the duies to the best of my ability. With the knowledge of your con- tinued confidence, I shall again try to serve you in a similar manner. Yours faithfully, ROBERT ROBERTS. 14, Well Street, Ruthin. 176, DS .I
Important Notica- H. SPENCER, Praoticat Bjotmakfji1 xtTid Rope,irer, 3, CLViVO nr., RUTHIN, wishes to announce that all BOOTS BROUGHT to his ESTABLISHMENT to be 8t £ t"Al2ti:i> Will be Finished mider 3 Days. Good Workmanship guaranteed and personal attention given. Terms:! trictlr h. 1717u;
MARKET PRICES, j Tuesday—Fowls, 53 to Gs per couple ducks, 83 to 9s eggs. 43 91 per.-doz,n apples, 5d and 6d per lb.
BATHAFARN SALE. In our report of this sale in last week's issue, the sale of lot 28, Efail Newydd, was omitted. It was purchased by Miss Jones, the tenant, and not by Mr Lecomber its previously reported,
OLD ELECTION INCIDENT. Au interesting communication of an old election at Ruthin in 1871, when thero were 21 I candidates, has had to be held over until next week.
REPATRIATION OF GERMANS On Monday, the 24th October, all the German prisoners all Bathafarn Hall, with the exception of ten left behind to clean up, were returned to the Migrating Camp at Fron Goch, near Bala, and the others have since followed. Captain Bennett, camp commandant for Denbighshire, who has been in charge at Bathafarn, reports that farmers testify to the very good work done on farms by the prisoners.
APPOINTMENT. We desire to congratulate Mr Roger Williams, of the County Offices, on his appointment as Senior Clerk in the Education Department of the Isle of Wight County Council. Mr Williams has been an active secretary of many local move- ments, notably the Clwydian Choir," which won at the National Eisteddfod, 1912, an3 also for many years as secretary of the Town Football Club. He will now join a fellow-townsman in Mr T E Edwards, late of the County Offices, and r now at the Isle of Wight County Offices.
TOWN HALL CINEMA. The Town Hall Cinema was opened tor the first time on Tuesday evening. The hall was well filled and an excellent display of pictures was given, which the audience thoroughly en- joyed. The proprietors have gone to consider- able expense in fitting up the room and have secured the services of a competent staff of helpers. The Mayor, who was present, ascended the stage, and in a few appropriate words, wel- comed the proprietor, Mr Broome, to the town, and wished him a successful ran during his stay.
THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION. At the election last Saturday, 8U; votes were recorded out of a passible 10-50, which is approxi- mately the total electorate after allowing for absent voters, Ac. The result was announced as follows from the Town Hall steps by the Mayor (Councillor W Godfrey Lecomber) at 10 o'clock, to a huge crowd Caradoc Roberts k. 326 Robert Hugh Jones. 320 Robert Thomas Hughes 292 9 Robert Roberts i66 Edward Thomas 22t William Henry Williams.. 202 Thomas Lewis 189 Arthur Henry Rowlan(is 172 Joseph Lloyd Roberts 174 Aiina.Rowlands 14.5 Robert Gee 71 I Two of the old members, Messrs Edward Thomas and William Hanry Williams, have loat their seats and are replaced by Messrs Caradoc Roberts and Robert Hugh Jones. There was much surprise at Miss Anna. Rowlands' failure to secure a sean, as it was confidently expected that she would be returned with a good majority.
FARM SALES. LL AN FAIR D.C. Messrs Clough & Co conducted a sale at Bryn Obwst on Monday, for Mr Edward Jones. Im- plements sold well. Cattle mado up to ;C.56 10s. Produce in good demand. CLOCAENOG. Messrs Clough & Co conducted a vory success- o ful farm sale at Nantycelyn, Clocaenog, for Mr Thomas Evans. The agricultural implements wcro of good order and brisk biddings were evinced throughout. The cattle made a good trade. The grain was in good demand and fetched tiptop prices. The above firm conducted another succsssful sale at Pentre, Clocaenog, for Mr Thomas Jones, with good results all round.
BODFARI. MARRIAGE: SA.UNDERS-PRICE. On October 30bh the marriage of Mise Edith Ethel Price, youngest daughter of Mr aad Mrs Price, Ponbroftydd Lodge, with Arthur Saunders, eon of Me and Mrs Saunders, G?oes- ffJrdd Farm, Yecaifiog. took plaoe ab S Stephen's Church, Bodfari, The caremony wae canduebed by al-e Rev Harris Williams, recoor. Mr Williams, organist, presided at the organ, the hymns cbo-eu being The Voice bnat bzeaihnd o'er Eden and .1 0 Perfect Love." The Church belle were rung at intervals, throughout) the afternoon. The bride was given away by her father, and Misa J Price (siatcr) aotsed as biide&maid. Mr W Roberts tbrjtiher-iu-law) undertook the duties of beist man. The wadding breakfast) wAs admirably oatared for by Mee Edwards, Shup LI an, and was held in the Church luetitutee. The prseeote ware numerous and oaefal.
IMPORTANT SALES Of WELSH ESTATES. Froperbles comprising tohoae of Brigadier- Gauerai A H 0 Lloyd siÐuate at L'.andysilo and Kitoniarth were amobgatj the Important sales of landed estates by Meaecs Frank L!oyd & Son last) weak, Some of the prioas realised ara Dowgay Hall Farm, Llandysulo of 16i aorea, which was sold for 49000 Ty Coch of 65 acie-8 for £3800, and Cae Hea 52 acres for L3200. The GOlden Lion Inn, Llandysiiio which ii let for 960 realised A3150. Tha total sale for the both estates was £ 12,580. Ttle Llanbedr and Bathafarn Estates belong to Mr E Pierce Williams were also offered by the same auctioneer j as Ruthin, when they were disposed of for au aggregate amount of .£71IS3 as re- ported in lest week's Free Prees." Aootber sporting tproperqy near Oorwen known as Khydyglovea realised £ 6800. Altogether during the week the sale of these Welsh properties totaled over £ 106,000. SCULLING AND CYCLING. Alf J Felcon, who defeated Barry in the raie on the Thames for the ssalling championship of the world, did most of his training on a Raleigh tha all-steel bioyole and ode ten miles [ every day before his practioe on the water. h ) his opinion oyoling is therineebformofalthleC'c training and considers that the gentle, easy j exerolso provided by each ft machine as the > Raleigh is ideal for keepiDg men and womou [ in good physical and ruontal oondltion. t
e ST. ASAPH ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. FRIDAY —Mr T Pennant Wlliiaaig, Prestatyn presiding. It was reported that the Workhonae in- mates numbered 91 and the children in the Co!>! age Hemes 25, while the vagranta relieved daring the past month numbered 78. Grateful acknowledgment was made of giitil of frait, &o.t to the inmates of both institutions from the Rev Ll A Richards, St George Mrs Campbell, So Asaph Mrs Brinkley, St Asaph Miss Haghes. Bad-, Qanlog, St Asaph and a leiend. Thanks were also awarded te Archdeacon Fletcher, the Revs E LI A Jenkins and D J Williams, and the St Ataph Parish Canrch Choir nnder the leadership of Mr T R Jones let their services on the occasion of the recent harvest thanesgiving service in the Workbotue chapel, which was, tastefully decorated by the Workhenee staff1 with gifts of corn fruit, &o, by various friends. The WOlkhoZlse maater (Mr W F Morris) reported the receipt of a cbeqaefopJ621 10* 8d as the result of the sale of a stack or hay (2 tons 11 owts 3 qrs) to the Government. It was reported that the Government bad paid to the Treasurer of the Union thesna. of 633 10a 9i, being the half-yearly instal- ment of the Agricfcltaral Rittes Act grant. The Chairman and the clerk (Mr J Wynne Davies) were appointed to represent the Board at the 21st annnal meeting of the A soohtions of Poor Law Unions in London on November 2° ,h. As regards the cnsatiafactory water pressure at the Workhonae, the Rhyi Coanoil stated that the matter would be put right as soon as the proposed new 5 inob main across the river from Glascoed was taid. The Clerk said he haa to report a very tare occurrence, namely, a back overdraft.. co the amount of £ 331. in order to meet it aa soon as possible he wrote to two or three 4saiiitant overseers, and Prestatyn came to the rescue at oace with L-1410, which covered the first and the second call upon Gùat parish. Abergele promised immediate payment ot the first sail apon that parisa- fhe Chairman said Prestatyn had sot a very gcol example which he hoped the ocner parishes wo ild follow. A ratter distressing Rhaddlan eass which nas aroused a good deal of feeling in the parish, wai the sabjeet of a discussion luitiated by Mr Edward Jones, Rhaddlan. It was the cam of a woman well known in tke pariah, where she had worked for several years, whe bad been admitted to Denbigh Asylum, and according to the, information he had be thooght something nlghc be done to get the .woman oat of the Asylum and have her looked after at the Work houae for a time. The Rav D Griffiths, delicien, said there was much feeling and calk about the matter, and there was a report abroad to the effect that quite a uumber of people were willing to take the woman into tbeif service it rhe could. be got out of the Asylum. It was a very painful cases, Mr li W Roberta, Rhaddlan, sold ae knew some parties at Rhaddlan who were desirous ot having the woman with Cuam, having known her very well for years Tae Chairman said the woman had un- fortunately been medically certified at a oaee for the Asylam and only tae Asylum authorities could certify her oat of the institution. He thoagh the matter ahoatd rest as it was for a month at leasCI and then possioiy there might be some report on the case from tho Asylum, The Board might ceut aseared that the Asylum authorities ,vould only be too glatt to get rid of any case whivh it was really cot advisable to cetain there as the place was so full. The matter was dropped with the ander- standing that a report would be obtainsd rom the Asylam authorities by the next meeting of tno Board. 0
ST ASAPH (FLINT) DISTRICT COUJNCIL, FRIDAY.—Rev D Griffiths presiding. j NO PROFITEERING COMPLAINTS. The question was vshetner taere were any complaints of profiteering for the recently appointed Profiteering Committee to in- vestigate. Tne clerk (blr T W G limsisy) replied that so far there were no complaints ot any kind. COAL AND ITS COST. Amongst the bills presented for payment was one amounting to .£285 for emergency oal purchased by the Coanoil for use In the district. The Fael Overaeer (Mr tidwatd Williams) said be was looking after the coal as carefully as possible and seeing triat no locality was quite out of coal. As to the atle of the emergenoy coal it was stated that there was bound to be a tfiight loss 02 the tranuction afi the Council .;ould not recover the whole of their Cut. iay without risking a charge of profiteering owing to bile cost of distributing the coal 0 difiereut centres, &o. THE FINANCES, Asked for particulars as to the Caaoeil's financial req.aiiorx><iais this sear, the Glerk said the total amount called for from the several parishes for general district par- poses fcr the laat six months was R2376. of which Rhaddlan bad to pay iE612, roughly a quarter and noD a third a9 made oat by the Raaddlan people. The calls for one current half-year totalled £2730. of which Rouddlan liad to pay £ 693. That made Riaddlan's total for the year £ 1310 out of a total of £ 510b for the whole tiistrio So the statement that Rhaddlan bore a (third of the harden of the whole district was quite wrong. St Aeaph's contribution to the ciairiot fund was within iC300 of fthuddian's, and it the Council wiabed ht would givo farther details respecting all che parishes at the next meeting. Mr li Hugheti suggested that taat should oe done and the discussion closed with ao expression of thanks to the Clerk for the information he had given.
MISS MYFANWY PBYCE AS AUTHORESS. The last issue of the Times Literary J Supplement" contains an appreciative revtew of Bioe Moons," by Myfanwy Pryce (Hodder and Stoaghtoo, 63 net). Miss Prycs is the sister of the Vicar of Coiwjn B..v, and is tne youngest dacgaier ot the late Very Rev Shadvach Pryce, Dsan 01 So Asaph. The reviewer says that the novel Is a succesafai essay in the repro- duction of a young writer's experience of war-time London life, The amasing and vivid account of glrlr.' lives in the Minis- try ot Textile Supplies," and in the bo&rd- tog hunses where they live come straight .rom tho ireal tning; and the writer in- gratifies her readers by her good sense in attempting nothing beyond her powers whether in her plot or her literary iityle. It ia a simply told, sympathetic, and often very shrewd chronicle ot the life and loves of young men and women of the moment, .bowing a keen eye for the little details of life ana a skill in selecting them; with two heroines neither of whom obscures or 01 qaeers the pitch" of the other, and working in the case of one of them to the familiar conflict between tne call of me and the call of love. It ia an old theme ot novcUati-tbe girl's rtallbation of the inherent deficiency of the t'devotlon to art" ideal; bat it can never be amiss when in the duke's phraio sitnpleness and daty tender it." j
MILITARY WEDDING. A pretty wedding look place at the Parish Church on Wednesday morning between Private ,Francis Samuel Watkins, attached to the Aus- tralian headquarters, London, and who was at one time stationed at Kinmel Camp, and is locally well known by a great number of friends, and Miss Jane Elizabeth Jones (Nin), eldest daughter of Mr acd Mrs Thomas Walter Jones, Chester-terrace, St Asaph. Mrs Watkins has devoted many months as a Y.A.P. at Kinmel Camp and elsewhere, and is well known and highly respected in the city. The bride was given away by her father, the best man being Pte Herbert Jones, brother of the bride, and the bride maid was Miss Janet Jones, Penrhwylfa. The wedding breakfast as held at the brides home, when a large company assembled. The Rev D J Williams vicar choral officiated. The happy couple amidst, the best wishes of host of friends for a happy and many years of married life left in the afternoon for London where the honeymoon is spent, they were the receipients of « seful and valuable presents.
LABOU, R & THE LEAGUE. SUPPORT FOR L. OF N. UNIO. Pursuant to the resolution propMed by Ir. Robert Williams (Transport Workers),, ind pased on Tuesday. September 9th, 1919, at the British Trades Union, Con1 qress; held in Glasgow, That this Congress, having been re- quested by the Parliamentary Com- mittee to consider the matter of national propaganda in favour of the League of Nations, in conjunction with the Execu- tive Committee of the Labour Party, (tit hereby instruct th-e Parliamentary Com- mittee to co-operate in such propaganda to the fullest extent," tile leadrrs of organised labour have signal the following Manifesto 1. The late world-war has cost the com- batant nations 7,000,000 in men killed, and 18.000.000 in meni wounded or maimed, about £40,000,000.000 in money, has left Great Britain saddled with a vast debt of over 000, end has plunged Europe into industrial chaos. All this waste of life and wealth could liqro betit avoided if there had only been a League ei Nation? before the war. 2. Peace has left many great questions unUled in Eastern Europe and the Far East which may produce another and yet gi-eater war, even perhaps in our lifetime, if it be not prevented. 3. The next war, if it conies, will be far more terrible and destructive even than the late war, for it will begin with all tha aerial and submarine fleets with which the late war left off, only the destructive forces will be infinitely greater. Such a new war will mean the destruction of European civilisation, of European industry, and of the white working man's standard of life. 4. The prospect of another and still greater Avar is one we must either prepare for by vaster armaments than ever, or pre- vent. The first alternative is unthinkable. There remains only prevention. Preven- tion is possible, by the League of Nations to enforce peace. There is no other .way. 5. The war has left behind it a situation of the utmost difficulty as regards finance, industry, and food for the nations, which can only be successfully met by pooling the resources of all the nations for the in- dustrial recovery of the world. 6. As the standard of lif-e is the main factor in the cost of production, it is vain to raise it in one nation if it remains low in another. For this purpose international machinery amongst the Governments of the nations is absolutely necessary, and the League of Nations, with its Inter- national Labour Office. should supply this TlAed. 7. The League of Nations will not sup- plant the Labour "Internationale," but will supplement it. It will help to do amongst, the Governments what the '-Tii- tt-rnationale" is seeking to do in the industrial world. The more powerfully Labour supports and is represented in the League of Nations, the more can each help the other. We ne-cd both the League of Nations and the Labour Internationale." They ore not rivals but friends working in co-ordinated endeavour towards the same goal—Fcace. 8. The League "f NaSions is the greatest experiment ever tried upon the earth. In its success lies the future hope of humanity It can only succeed if it be a real Leaguo of Peoples, not merely a League of Gov- ernments. To this end it is necessary that every individual shall take an instructed, and active interest, till he can say, This is my League, through which I bring my influence to bear ori international politics to ensure peace and to prevent war." It can only succeed if all sections of public opinion are firmly united behind it in the "determination that it Ûlnl1 succeed. 9. The object of the League of Nations Union is thus to instruct: and unite all sections of public opinion, both amongst manual workers and brain workers and also to ;n e as a n;UK>n?l channel for putting forward sach amendments a* time may prove necessary in the League of Nations constitution and machinery. The League of Nations Union should therefore be supported by every nJall and Nvoitiart who has at heart the ensuring of peace, the preventing of a new and greater war, the industrial recovery of Europe, tife im- provement of the standard of life, ^he con- tinuation of our civilisation, and the progress of humanity. Win. Auam;on; P.C., M.P. (MjjieiV Feda-f ration). Arthur Henderson. P.C.. M.P. J. R. C!ytfej%P.C..M.P. (General ork.en.).. C. W. Bowerman, P.C., M.P. (The Conn posi(ors). J. H. Thomas, P.C., M.P. (The Rail* w aym tu). J. if Stuart Punning, J.P., O.B.E. -(Post* men's Federation). Robert Smillie. J.P. (Miners' Federation).- JIIrank Hod-g'es, J.P. (Miners' FeiierFttlon). Harry Gosling, J.P., MP. (Watermen, Lightermen, ajpd Bargemen). John HiiL J P.. fP. (Boilermakers and Tron and Steel Shipbuilders). J. T. Brownjie (Amalgamated IjingiHeers).; Tom Mann (Amalgamated Engineers^ John P.C., M.P. (Iron an< £ Steel Trades). Tom Griffiths, M.P. (Iron and fsttel Trades). Henry Booth man (Tf.\ti!or-). William C. Robinson, J.P. (Textiles). J. Cross, J.P. (Textile#). Bon Turner, J.F. (Texti1?^. William Mulljii. J.P. (Textiles). R. Spenee (Union of Labour). R. B. Walker (Agricultural Labourers anil Rural Workers). E. L. Poulton, J.P., O.B.E.' "(Boob anil Shoe Operatives). A. S. Cameron (Carpenters, Cabinet- makers, and Joiners). J. Young (United Girittent Worltrs). W. J. Davis, J.P. (Brassworkers and JJetal Mechanics). T. J. Newland (Printing and Papfer Wovkeis). W. A. Robinson (Warehouse auid General Workers). Agnes Lauder (President National Fedeni* l V'4n .rJ "T" xt«'. — .V 4