To the School Board Electors OF THE Jduaioipai Borough of Denbigh. LADIES ANP GENTLEMEN. At the request of a large number of Rate-I payers I have consented to offer myself as a Candidate at the forthcoming School Board Kleotion. and respectfully solicit your Votes and Interest. My calling as a Journalist has, of course, Always led me to take a very deep interest in all Educational matters, and especially so in Elementary Education. As an Employer, who has had under his care and training many boys from our Elementary Schools, I have had much practical experience of the inestimable benefit a good, sound fciiementary Education is in enabling boys to improve their position and make their way successfully in life. It would, therefore, be my aim to maintain a hig i standard of education, and support the Board in adapting the same, not only to the present advantage, but the future requirements and welfare of the children under their Whilst however sanctioning such expendi- ture asis ate Jutely required to secure efficiency, I should Strenuously oppose any unnecessary outlay or the adoption of any costly methods of carrying on the educational work of the Board, believing it to be only just to the ratepayers that the members of the Board should exercise the strictest economy consistent with the wel- fare of the children. ,I) J'" 1 j' _1_1_L- I regret that I have not been able to person- ally solici« your votes. I assure you this is not due to a ay want of courtesy towards you, or lack of appreciation of the honour of represent- ing you but I have, unfortunately, been coufiLd to the house for ten days by a very severe cold, which still makes it impossible for me to venture upon a house to house canvass much of which, so as to have the chance of seeing rany of you, would have to be done in the evenings. I trust, however, that in your generosity you will not allow this to prejudicially affect my candidature, but that yuu will do me the great kindness of exercising your influence on my behalf and on the Polling Day according to me such a share of your Votes as will secure my return. Should you do me the great honour of elect- ing me, I shall strive most earnestly to serve you faithfully. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, b Your obedient Servant, CHARLES COTTOM. Vale Street, Denbigh.
Denbigh 15chool Board Election. To tho Electors of the Municipal Borough of Denbigh. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Having been honoured with your confidence .as a member of the Denbigh fcjehool Board for a period of 21 years, I venture to appeal for a renewal thereof, and to solicit your votes and support in the approaching Triennial Election. I take a deep interest in Elementary Education. During the time I have been a member of the School Board, I have always advocated measures which seemed to me likely to pro- mote the welfare and efficiency of the Schools under the Board, while I have steadfastly set my face against what appeared to me unneces- sary expenditure. With regard to religious exercises and in- struction in the Board Schools, I may state for the information of the Ratepayers and public generally, that at present half-an-hour is de- voted daily at the opening of the Schools to this important subject. As there is no other School at Henllan but the Board School for the children of Church parents to attend, I deem it most essential that there should be a Churchman on the Board residing at Henllan. I remain, Your obedient Servant, H. HUMPHREYS, M.A. Henllan Rectory, November 21st, 1898. 2226d3
BCROUGH Of DENBIGH. Triennial Election of the School Board, December 5th, 1898. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. The I&st period of 3 years for which you elected me as one of your Representatives expires on the above date. 12, years ago you favoured me with your Vote and Confidence, and three times since you have renewed the same. Once more I respectfully ask you for a renewal of your confidence. My principles to-day are the same as they have always been, to keep up the efficiency of the Schools. I do not grudge any reasonable and moderate expenditure that is necessary to meet the requirements of the Education Department in matters of A, cr'Uiinocation, Sanitation, and proper repair. Bat beyond that I am not willing to go. Efficiency at the least possible cost is my ^I^conf dently believe that the majority of the Electors wish every Denomination to be represented on the Board. That being 80, I trust in the forthcoming Election you will give me an adequate measure of your support ° If you will do so, I will serve you as faithfully in the future as I have done in the past. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, WILHKLM IvEEPFER. V L -=-
A PF THE L 0 k%IVAL OF TH]c LONG EXPECTFD.OJD a> Vn(!h of Do^h? ?*Pected steam roller for tnei'; o a larf Was 8een proceeding up »10.-a* number of the inhabi- cants vrere Progress of the er through the streets. The roller came from the firm of Messrs Aveling and PortTr l :h,s, r, and is in every way a porter, date BJRuhine, and weighs 12 £ tons. jt JL plate on the side bearing the words Denbigh It made its progress up to the ••nut-afield, and these in charge of it com. raeuced rolling the Smithfitld roads 8
Denbigh School Board Election, 1898. To the Electors of the Borough of Denbigh- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, The term for which you elected nw » member of the School Board expire, I again place myse y • „ T- £ e best intorMt. of the Schools, having regard at the same timet^ those of the R'^vin?3'been on thoX^oard for so many rears has afforded rWopportunitv of gaining such knowledge amKexperience in Educational matters, which Vvhst will be of some value to the public^ >^h6se best /nterests I desire to Should you be pleapect t» honou* me, by t your Votes and Interest,, with a.eat on the Board, it will be ARtfvSxn. t^aischarge the duties to the best (ft fny abiJjCy. I remain, Ladies d Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, t HARRISONI JONES. Trefeirian, Denbigh, November 26th, 1898. 2259d3
Denbigh Borough Municipal Election, 1898. Extraordinary Vacancy.; To the Municipal Electors OF THE I Borough of Denbigh, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, At the request of a large number of Electors, I have consented to stand as a Candidate for the seat rendered vacant by the elevation of Councillor Robert Owen to an Aldermanic chair. There are several very important questions which the Council will have to determine in the immediate future. Amongst them are:- The Main Drain to Eglwys Wen. The Asylum Drain. The Alteration of the Assembly Rooms and the Meat Market. Artizans and Workingmen's Dwellings. The Sale of the Surplus Land in Glas Meadows, and Several other Matters. Having been a member of the Council for five years, and having held the office of Borough Surveyor for over fifteen years, I believe that I would be able, if returned, to be of some service to my fellow Ratepayers. Naturally, being a large Ratepayer myself, it will always be my endeavour to keep the Rates as low as possible, and, if you will honour me with your confidence, I shall only be too happy to do all in my power to serve the Borough of Denbigh. If I shall be unable to call on some of the Electors, I sincerely hope that those Electors will understand that no discourtesy is in- tended. I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, JOHN DAVIES. Love Lane, November 24th, 1898. 2297u.c.
Denbigh Municipal Election. To the Ratepayers of the Borough of Denbigh. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Having been requested to do so by a large dumber of influential Ratepayers, I have de- cided to offer myself as a Candidate for the vacancy in the Town Council. During the five years I sat as your Repre- sentative in the Council, and also during the six years I had the honour of filling the Aldermanic Chair, I endeavoured fearlessly and independently, without party or political prejudice, and to the best of my ability, to support such movements and improvements as I believed to be for the public good. Many important matters have of late been under discussion in the Council and will require to be settled in the near future. By careful and diligent attention at the Committees which have had these matters in hand, I have been snabled to gain considerable knowledge upon these questions, and I believe this knowledge will assist me to be of service to you if I am t.gain returned to the Council. Whilst thanking you and my fellow Council- ors for the honour done me in the past, I renture to hope that you will show your appre- ciation of the services I have endeavoured to render to the Borough by electing me your Member on the 8th December. As a Working Man myself, I appeal especially bo the Working Men, whose interests I have always endeavoured to uphold in the Council, For I believe that prosperity among the Work- ing Classes means the prosperity of the whole rown. This has been pretty clearly proved lately, when so much work has been going on in the neighbourhood. I have always advocated fair day's wage for a fair day's work, and I im thankful to feel that I took the initiative Ln raising the wages of the Corporation Work- men. i_ *s my intention to call upon as many CJlectors as I can, but, if time and business will my, visiting all. I hope that those l may have to miss out will excuse me. l have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, T„TT.y°u* obedient Servant, Vale Street, ™OMAS HUGHES. November 28th, I8t>8. 2256d3 =
Just Received a very Choice Collect!^ of all Xmas and New Year Cards and Presents. j All Sorts and every Card New. Also other CHRISTMAS GOODS VERY CHEAP. We respectfully invite Inspection. BULLER, Portland Place, DENBIGH. 2250d31 F FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS.-O. Saturday a meet of the above hounds took place at Pen- »/Tw' near Nannerch. The joint masters (Messrs Owen J Williams and Robert Williams Wynn) were in attendance, and there was a large assemblage of the surrounding gentry and farmers. The weather was fine, but the scent was somewhat poor. After a brief sojourn in the neighbourhood a move was made in the direction of Star Crossing, and a fox was dis- covered in the wood adjoining. A good run, though of short duration, resulted, Master Reynard running to earth near Ysceifiog. Afterwards several covers at the top of Ysceifiog were drawn blank, and the venue of the later proceedings was in the vicinity of Lixwm and Physycae, working back towards Nannerch. The hounds werg, then sent home, after an oza. joyable day's hunting. THEB ESTWMEDY OF THF, A GE GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR INDIGESTION. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR NERVOUSNESb. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR WEAKNESS. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR LOW SPIRITS. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR SLEEPLESSNESS. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR DYSPEPSIA. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR NEURALGIA GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS FOR LIVER COMPLAINTS. T "F R i THEBESTREMEDY OF THEA GE GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS THE VEGETABLE TONIC. TESTIMONIAL. Llys Awen, Gwynfa, RUYL. DEAR SIR,—Some time ago I was greatly troubled with Bile and Indi- gestion, and was advised to make a trial of your renowned preparations, viz., GWILYM EVANS'QUININE BITTERS and DIGESTIVE PEARLS; and it is with much pleasure I tedtify to the great benefit I have received from RECEIVED their use. I have taken several 4s. 6i. bottles of the BITTERS, and am resolved to keep a bottle always at GREAT hand, and take a daily dose an hour before breakfast, for it has not only banished the headaches I frequently BENEFIT. suffered from, and nenralgia and rheumatic pains and other ailments which often troubled me are gone for ever, I hope, but I can also add it has been effectual in removing the Bile and Indigestion. I find that it has improved my appetite, purified the blood, and enlivened my spirits. I have recommended it to several others, who now highly praise it as an effectual remedy for different ailments. I remain, Sir, Yours gratefully, JAMES DAVIES, (Iago Togeing), House and Estate Agent. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. THE VEGETABLE TONIC. TESTIMONIAL. Rhenc Bach, Llaugeinwen, ANGLESEY. GENTLEMEN,—1 beg to inform you that I have derived unspeakable benefit from GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. I was so weak when I first took it that I could not walk to the fireside without the assistance of my mother, although I was at the time taking medicine I had from doctors, RECOMMEND which did me no good. One day a friend told me of GWILYM EVANS" QUININE BITTERS, and after I had TO taken it I felt better in a short time, I have unbounded faith in GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERP, and "r EVERYONE. thoroughly Delieve that I would have been dead were it not for the fact that I took it; and I wish to recommend it as the best remedy I ever had for weakness, and I wish everyone to try it, as I am certain they will delive benefit by BO doing.—Yours faithfully ELLEN WILLIAMS. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS, THE VEGETABLE TONIC, Is sold in BOTTLES at 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. each, or in CASES, containing THREE 4s. 6d. BOTTLES, at 12a. 6d per case. By all CHEMISTS and PATENT MEDICINE VENDORS, or direct from the PRO. PRIETORS, CARRIAGE FREE BY PARCELS POST. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. See the name GWILYM EVANS" on Label, Stamp, aid Bottle. SOLE PROPRIETORS: QUININE BITTERS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LIMITED, LLANELLY, SOUTH WALES. 2039s30.99
BIRTHS. ILIARTI.N.-November 24th, at Plas Newydd Lodge, Llanfair D.C., the wife of Levi Martin (formerly of Denbigh), of a son (first- born). JONES.-NOTember 20th, at 6, Fron-terrace, Denbigh, the wife of Mr Thomas Jones, labourer, of a son. OWEN.—November 28th, at Penybryn Cottages, Henllan-street, Denbigh, the wife of Mr Evan Owen, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. LOUDON—BOWDAGE.—Oct 31st, at Jjandie, Samarang, Java, Colin A Loudon, son of General Loudon of South Parade, Southsea, to (" Dottie") Charlotte Evelyn Jerrard Bowdage, youngest daughter of T W Bowdage, of Cotton Hall, Denbigh, North Wales. JONES—WILIJAMS.—December 1st, at Clwyd- street Chapel, Rhyl, by the Rev Hugh Owen Hughes, Henllan, in the presence of Mr E Aneurin Jones, Shop, Wilu—• o« DEATHS. JONES.- November 22nd, at Macallan R thin Mary Blinston, the beloved wife of jar jo Fu; Jones, aged 59 years. JONES.—November 25th, at the Infirmary, Denbigh, after a long illness, Jane, wife oi Mr William Jones, tailor, Abram's-lane, Denbigh. JONEs.-November 20th, at Water-street, Caer- wys, Mr Edwin Jones (who for many years was employed by Mr Evans, of the Fox and Hounds), aged 73 years; and was interred at Caerwys Churchyard, November 3rd.
THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS will meet Saturday, December 3rd Rhyddlan Wednesday, December 7th Pengwern Saturday, December 10th Whitford. At 11 a.m.
The hand of Death has SORROW fallen heavily upon Ruthin AT and district in the last two RUTHIN. weeks, and our columns to- day contain references to no less than four families which are in the throes of bereavement, while other deaths have occurred among persons who are not so well known. To all the sorrowing ones, no matter what their degree, the sympathy of the people is extended. From the Agricul- LOCAL tural Returns, just AGRICULTURAL published, it appears RETURNS. that in Denbighshire in 1898 there were 7890 acres devoted to wheat growing, as against 6,128 in 1897 14,883 acres devoted tj barley in 1898, as against 14,829 in 1897 26,621 acres to oats, as against 27,526 in 1897. The acreage devoted to potatoes in 1898 in Denbighshire was 3,267, as against 3,207 to hay from clover, &c., 25,406, as compared with 25,247 last year to hay from permanent pasture 33,370 acres, as against 32,165 acres in 1897. In the return Qf cattle, sheep, and pigs, shows that. in Denbighshire in 1898 there were 64,979 cattle, as against 66,012 same period last year; 315,422 sheep as against 30,367 the same period last year; and 27,406 pigs as against 125,642 same period last year. In Flintshire the returns for 1898 are acres of wheat 5,592, against 4710 last year; 5415 acres of barley against 5,563 11,942 acres of oats against 12,613 potatoes, 2,328 acres against 2,260 last year hay from clover, &e., 14,161 acres against 14,002 last year; hay from permanent pasture 18,865 acres against 17,227. The cattle in June, 1898, in Flintshire, were 34,882, against 35062 last year; sheep 75,431 against 72.767: pigs 18,484 against 16,175 last year.
DENBIG-H AND DISTRICT INVALID PORT.—The Medical Profession are unanimous in recommending the moderate use of an old matured Port Wine. W. & A Gilbey have specially selected the finest wine from Oporto for this purpose, and that placed their 3,000 Agents in a position to supply their Invalid Port at 2s 6d per bottle in every town. CHRISTMAS MARKET AND BANK HOLIDAY.— The Christmas Market for Denbigh has been fixed for Wednesday, December 21st. Monday, December 26th, being Bank Holiday, all places of business in the town will be closed as usual that day. JTBBACHINGT MEETING.—un bunday last special preaching meetings were held at the Salem Chapel, Denbigh, when the special preacher, who delivered excellent sermons to a large congregation, was the Rev John Hughes (Glanystwyth), Bangor. The proceedings were in aid of the funds of the chapel. LITERARY MEETING.—On Thursday of last week a literary meeting took place at the C.M. Chapel, when an interesting paper on Gwynydd was read by Mr H T Roberts, N. & S. W. Bank. The others taking part were Messrs Owen, High-street; W Morris, Elm Villas; J Howel Gee, William Parry, Clwyd Villa; R G Jones, High-street; and John Thomas, Temple Bar. The chairman was the Rev Evan Jones. DENBIGH GUILD v. RHUDDLAN TOWN.—This match took place on Saturday last at the Howell's School Park, and resulted in any easy win for the home team by 8 goals to 2. In the first half the Guild completely out-played their opponents and scored G goals to Rhuddlan's 1. After the interval the Rhuddlan men improved greatly, but the Guild always had them well in hand and won in "a canter" as stated. Mr Randle Haddocks officiated as referee. MARRIAGE OF MISS 0 E JERRARD BOWDAGE. —From another column it will be seen that a marriage of local interest took place so far away as Java, where on October 31st were united in holy wedlock, Miss Charlotte Evelyn Jerrard Bowdage, youngest daughter of Mr T W Bowdage, Cotton Hall, Denbigh, to Colin A Loudon, Esq., son of General Loudon, of South Parade, Southsea. We arc quite confident that the many friends of the bride and her father hereabouts will wish her and her husband much happiness and prosperity in their far away home in Java. FOR THE BENEFIT of our lady readers we give them the best recipe we know of for their Christmas Plum Pudding. Take three- quarters of a pound of flour, two ounces of Borwick's baking-powder, two ounces of bread- crumbs, one and a half pound of suet, two pounds of raisins, one pound of currants, ten ounces of sugar, two ounces of almonds, one pound of mixed candied peel, salt and spice to as e. Mix the ingredients well together, and a six eggs, well beaten, and three-quarters of hours diVide in tw°' and boil eight A DENBIGHITR IN EGYPT.-We are glad to find that Mr William Bartley, Hand Inn, who was a clerk in Mr Clough's office previous to his departure from Denbigh, has secured an excellent appointment in Cairo. Mr Bartley had to leave England on account of his health, and on the advice of Dr Griffith Williams Roberts, sailed for Egypt about two months ago. Soon after his arrival in Cairo he secured an appointment as English correspondent, typist and assistant cashier at the largest general merchants' establishment in that city. Mr Bartley's numerous friends will be pleased to hear of his success, and also that the sea- voyage, and the salubrious climate of Egypt have, to all appearances, thoroughly restored his health. We wish him every success in the land of his adoption. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—At a special borough police court held on Wednesday, before R C B Clough, William Mellard, and Robert Owen, Esqrs., Sergt Farrey charged Thomas Price, a labourer with being drunk and dis- orderly in Love-lane on the 29th November. Prisoner in answer to the charge said it was true and he was very sorry hat it had happened. —Sergt Farrell stated that on the 29th inst., about 7 o'clock, he found the defendant in Love-lane, drunk and disorderly, cursing and swearing. He tried to get him to go home, but he would not do so, with the result that he was locked up.—Mr Clough: How was he dis- orderly, did he assault the police ?—Sergt Farrell: No, sir, only cursing and swearing.— Defendant: I am very sorry indeed, sir, for it. —Fined 2s 6d and 6s 6d costs, or in default 7 days. BACHELORS' SUPPER AND ENTERTAINMENT.— On Friday evening last a bachelors' supper and entertainment was held at the Wesleyan Chapel, the proceeds of which were in aid of the debt still remaining on the ohapel, which the members are strenuously endeavour- ing to clear away. The proceedings commenced with the supper, which had been provided by the gentlemen, and a most sumptuous repast it was, plenty of everything that was required, nothing having been overlooked. After full justice had been done to the excellent viands provided, a capital musical programme was proceeded with. First there was a recitation entitled The Ladies," by Mr Holt, for which he was vociferously encored and recited in return an Irish piece, which thoroughly de- deligbted the audience. A vcoal duet was then sung by Messrs Daniels and Roberts, which gave entire satisfaction; a song," The Zuyder Zee," by Miss C Davies, was received by a, loud encore. Next came a song by Mr Meirion Jones, entitled 11 The Lighthouse light," follow- ed by a recitation entitled "The Lovers' errand," by Miss Daisy Jones; and songs by Master Hadyn Evans, Oh rest in the Lord Miss Davies, Mr Daniels, and Mr R Prioe Roberts, who all delighted the audience. The proceedings were presided over by the Key Evan Jones, the pastor of the ehapel. On the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr D H Davies. Berwynfa, a vote of thanks was passed to all who had taken part in the proceedings that evening. Mr Robert Davies, Park-street, again acted as accompanist with his usual skill. The proceedings termina- ted with the singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau,' Mr J T Meirion Jones taking the solo portion. WELSH GIRLS SCHOOL, ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX. —On Saturday, November 26th, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Albany visited the Welsh Girls' School, and was received, in the unavoidable absence of the treasurer, Lord Llangattock, by the vice-treasurer, J 'Lewis Thomas, Esq., F.S.A., and the Dean of St Asftph. Her Royal Highness attended a short thanksgiving service, conducted by the Dean and the Chaplain in the School Chapel, and un- veiled a tablet commemorating its gift to the School by Mr Alfred H Bevan. The building is designed to accommodate about 150 persons. Internally the building is 66 feet long. 26 feet wide, and 30 feet high to the crown of the roof. Externally the walls and architectural features are of stone. The style adopted is "perpen- dicular." The desire for a plain and sub- stantial building prompted the Architect to adopt only the simplest forms and details of this usually ornate style of architecture, but the subsequent generosity of the donor, Mr Alfred Bevan, afforded an opportunity of embellishing the interior to a much greater ex- tent than was at first intended. The following works have been added by his liberality since the opening of the chapel, the organ tribune and arches, the oak dado surrounding the walls in- ternally, the oak benches, the marble and oak iloorng, and various other details .-uch as carving. The whole of the building works were executed by Messrs J Dorey and Co., including tne more elaborate work of the Rcredos, the sculpture centre subject of which was the work of Messrs Brindlay and Farmer. The heraldic and other carvings are by Mr Mabey. Messrs Verity and Sons being responsible for the heating and gas-work. After the servico the Duchei's attended a. concert in the hall when the children, accompanied by the School Orchestra, sang various national songs is We DBN3IGH MARKET, WFD"SDAY.-Fowls, 3s to 4s ptr couple ducks; 4a 6d to 5s turkey, 9d per lb; Jggs, 8 to 9 for Is; fresh butter, Is 2d to Is 3d; small tubs, Hid to Is Oid; large tubs, lOdto 104d. LECTU&B.—On Monday last, at the Swan- lane Chapel, Denbigh, a lecture on "Corph y Farwoiaeth was delivered by Mr Penri Evans, from the Bala-Bangor (Independent) College. Mr Evane is the son of the late lecturer, the Rev T P Evans, Ceinewydd. The chair was taken by Mr J Howel Gee. The lecturer was listened to with rapt attention, and were most pleased with the stirring and interesting lecture. The proceeds were in aid of the Tower Hill Chapel, Denbigh. OIL PAINTING.—A painting of Mr William Mellard, the ex-mayor, has just been com- pleted by the celebrated Welsh artist, Mr Leonard Hughes, of Holywell. The painting excellently represents Mr Mellard in his mayoral robe, chain, &c., and is a very fine specimen of work of art. The painting has been done in commemoration ot the two years that Mr Mellard served in the capacity of Mayor of the Borough of Denbigh, which office he so well filled. SALE OF WORK AT THE CHunCR HOUSP,We beg to draw our readers' attention to the sale of work announced in our advertising columns. We understand that this sale will be an unusually good one so far as the quality and usefulness of the articles are concerned. Particularly would we draw the attention of our townspeople to the abundance of clothing that will be on sale and suitable for the families cf our working men. All articles will be offered at very. reasonable prices. The sale will be opened by Mrs Mainwaring at 2.30 p.m. HONESTY REWARDED I-A few days ago, a poor woman picked up on the foot-path in Vale-street a piece of paper which she showed to a passer-by, who told her it was a cheque for above £100 on a Denbigh Bank. She was advised to take it to the Bank, when the Manager kindly suggested that she should take it to the lady who owned it. The lady had not discovered her loss, and was profuse in her gratitude, and generously rewarded the poor woman with two pence. VISIT OF MISS HALLIE Q. BROWN.—On Monday and Tuesday next, December 5th and 6th, Miss Hallie Q Brown, M.Sc., of Wilber- force College, Ohio, U.S.A., will again visit Denbigh. Miss Brown visited Denbigh about this time last year, and all who had the privilege of bearing her lectures, or her grand recitals, were delighted with them. and we feel sure she will receive quite as good, if not better, reception on this visit, as she has done at the previous visit. On Monday evening, at the Drill Hall, at 8 p.m., Miss Brown will deliver a temperance lecture, when the chair will be taken by Mr J Harrison Jones, J P. A collection will be made at the meeting. On Tuesday evening, at the same place and time, Miss Brown will give a grand recital, humorous and pathetic, and the programme will be inter- spersed ith vocal and instrumental musio. The President is the Mayor of Denbigh, E A Turnour, Esq. For further particulars see advertisement on another page of to-day's issue.
DENBIGH MUNICIPAL BYE- ELECTION. For the seat vacant by the promotion of Mr Robert Owen to the aldermanic chair there are two candidates. Mr John Thomas Hughes, weaver, Vale- street, who until the gktb of November had been a member for 11 years, and Mr John Davies, J.P., surveyor, Lovc- lane, the former borough surveyor. Both these gentlemen set forth their views in their addresses published in our advertising columns. The polling day is Thursday next, poll opening at 8 a.m. THE NOMINATIONS. The nomination day was on Wednesday, when Messrs J T Hughes, 15, Vale-street, Denbigh weaver, and John Davies, of 42, Love-lane, Denbigh, builder, were duly nominated. Mr J T Hughes had two nomination papers. First: Proposed by Mr T Gold Edwards, seconded by Mrs Ann Andrews, High-street assentors, Messrs Henry Joyce, David J ones VG wynf a), 1 Joseph Roberts, junr., Christmas Hugh ] Lewis, John Edgar, junr., Thomas Henry Hughes, Thomas Ashford, and David Hughes Second Proposed by Mr W D J W Griffith, Garn, Henllan seconded by I Mr Samuel Lunt Griffiths, Henllan: assentors, Messrs John Phillips, Jonah I Davies, W Robeits, Henry Vaughan, Henry Parry, Robert Jones, Robert Thomas, and Thomas Evans, all of Henllan. Mr John Davies has three. nomination papers. First: Proposed by Mr Griffith Jones, seconded by Mr J Harrison Jones assentors, Messrs H Davies Hughes, Evan Jones, David Lloyd, John Roberts, James Charles, David Knowles, David Owen, and T Benson Evans.—Second Proposed by Mr John Roberts, seconded by Mr John Jones; assentors, Messrs J LI Williams, Hugh Owen Hughes, William Jones, Samuel Jones, Richard Roberts, Henry Houghton, John Jones, and Gwilym Parry. —Third Proposed by Mr Richard Armor Jones, seconded by Mr John Jones assentors, Messrs Samuel Rob, r s, Edward John Roberts, James Green, William Williams, Mrs Jane Jonea, Messrs Richard Griffiths, Richard Jones, and Peter Hughes.
NOTES ON DENBIGH MUNICIPAL ELECTION. Who is going to win the Municipal Bye Election on Thursday next ? This is the question agitating the minds of a great many of the ratepayers, and especially those interested in local politics. At pre- sent all appearances point to a very stiff fight, and that Mr John Thomas Hughes will come out victorious. # ;i< • The FREE PRESS" fairly set forth the merits of Mr John Davies as a candidate when he first entered on the contest. Now it is the turn of the other man. Naturally as condemning the treatment which Mr John Thomas Hughes received as a retir- ing Alderman (in common with the treat- ment also meted out to Mr E T Jones and Mr T J Williams) we welcome Mr Hughes' appearance in this contest. The FREE PRESS cordially endorsed his candidature 11 years ago, when as the first representa- tive of the workingmen he sought and obtained a seat in the Council; and it as earnestly endorses his candidature to-day. • Rejected from the Aldermanic Chair by a little section of the Council Mr Hughes appeals to the broader minded tribunal of public opinion. His courage, his faith in and reliance upon the working men of the constituency deserves success and should secure it. Those who were his chief opponents in the re-election of Aldermen were compelled to admit that he had always been a most capable and faithful member. Of course these very admissions demonstrate their inconsistency in opposing him, but that need not be exposed again. Mr John Thomas Hughes is undoubtedly one of the I very best all-round members who ever entered the Council, and if the electors are anxious to obtain a continuance of such good honest work they will send him back to the Council. As Mr Hughes appealed to the working men 11 years ago, so he does te-day. He is as much in touch with them to-day as he was then, and his record of work as a working man representative is a good one. He has always been their friend inside and outside the C-outicil, and he is justified in appealing directly to them in his address as follows :—" As a working man myself, I appeal especially to the working men, whose interests I have always endeavoured to uphold in the Council, for I believe that prosperity among the working classes means the prosperity of the whole town. This has been pretty clearly proved lately, when so much work has been going on in the neighbourhood. I have always advoca- ted a fair day's wage for a fair day's work, and I am thankful to feel that I took the initiative in raising the wages of the Corporation workmen." Some of the people who ought and will support John Thomas Hughes :— The working men, for he is their friend. In the Council he proved it by getting the Corporation men a rise in wages and a fair day's wage. The working men, because he has shown his sympathy with them in hard times, by always advocating extra work so that they could earn wages, and not suffer want. The working men, because he is one of them, and can express their views and stick up for their rights, and always has done so. All who condemn the unjustifiably mean I way in which he was treated over the Aldermanship will of course go for John Thomas Hughes. All who disapprove of the treatment meted out to Alderman E T Jones and the ungracious and shabby way in which Mr, T J Williams was served, will of course show their disapproval by voting for John Thomas Hughes. All who like fair-play, and think that a man should not be persecuted because he conscientiously leaves one religious section and joins another, will show their sympathy by voting for John Thomas Hughes. Those who think that the filling of a public position fearlessly and independent- ly, without party or political prejudice, and supporting all movements believed to be for the public good, deserve reward, will go for John Thomas Hughes. Those hosts of others,. Tories, Liberals, Radicals, Church men, Chapel men, and men who don't care a fig for either parties or sects, but who want good local govern- ment, and that only, will go for John Thomas Hughes, whose independence will keep him from being the tool of parties, and help him to serve the real interests of the town. Mr Hughes' nominations shew that men r of all parties have joined in sanctioning his candidature, and his return will clear the atmosphere and show that the bulk of the townspeople want good,, honest work done in the Council, not the time wasted by the display of political or sectarian bigotry at the instigation of a little set of prejudiced politicians. Not a word to say against Mr John Davies. As a townsman he is respected and under other conditions would be wel- comed as a candidate. But he is put forward as the nominee of the Club; he must, if elected, obey the trumpet call," and for that reason strong opposition has been aroused against him, but whether his supporters or the supporters of Mr Hughes are the strongest remains to be seen, and depends much upon the work done for (8Ich.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION NOTES. The School Board Election for Denbigh is on Monday next. The poll opens at 8 o'clock in the morning and closes at 8 o'clock in the evening. The result will be made known early on Tuesday afternoon, as the votes will not be counted until Tuesday. 1 The voting is by figures. Each voter has seven votes. A voter can divide those votes as he likes. It is quite different to a Parliamentary or Town Council election in those elections the voter can only give one vote to one person. In this School Board election the voter can give all his 7 votes to one person, or he can put 4 opposite one candidate's name and 3 oppo- site another or 5 to one and 2 to another or give 1 each to seven different candi- dates, or divide them as it pleases him. l To illustrate the point. Supposing the reader, for instance, is a Church voter and is, of course, particularly anxious to help on his two Church candidates, Mr Cottom and Rev H Humphreys. He does so by marking on the ballot paper, say the figure 4 opposite one of the Church candi- dates' names and the figure 3 opposite the other thus the seven votes are given to the two men. Or if this Church voter is bent upon helping one candidate above all the others he does it by placitlg the figure 7 opposite that candidate's name only, thus giving him a plumper and putting him 7 votes better off than all the others. These different styles of voting are puzzl- ing to most people. But there is a special object in giving this kind of voting p ",er under the Elementary Education Act, and that is that minorities should be repre- sented who could not be so represented under the usual system of voting. Some persons are endeavouring to pre- judice the Church candidates by spreading I the notion that they have no right on the Board. To support this false argument they say the Churchpeople have g,)t their own schools and, therefore, they have no business to interfere with the Board Schools. It is true Churchpeople have their own schools, which they partly main- tain out of their own pockets. They found last year, out of their own pockots and by voluntary efforts about X' ,0 for the maintenance of the National Schools. But for this, and other efforts in funds, as well of course as the Blue Coat fund, the schools must come on to the ratepayers and their burdens would be very heavily increased thereby. mm But the fact that Churchmen who, as ratepayers, pay the School Board rates, also keep open their own schools without a penny of expense to the rates surely in- creases and not diminishes thdr right to be represented on the School Board. To whom do the Board Schools belong ? Some people talk as if they belong to one section of the community only. They don't. THEY BELONG TO THE RATEPAYERS, and to the ratepayers as a whole. To the ratepayers who go to Church and Chapel, and to the ratepayers who don't belong to either Church or Chapel. It is a RATE- PAYERS' property. The ratepayers who are Church people and who pay a very large proportion of the rates required to keep up the Board Schools claim, AS RATEPAYERS, a fair share in the management of the Schools. They pay their full share of the money, raised by rates to spend on the schools and they ask for a fair share of the members of the Board engaged in the spending of that money. It is an acknowledged principle, which need not be enforced here, that those who provide the rates are entitled to a due share of representation. As Ratepayers then Churchmen are justly entitled to have even more than the modest representation they ask for of two out of seven members. Another reason w hythe Churchpeople justly claim representation on the Board is, that a very large number of children of Church parents attend the Board Schools. In Henllan there is no Church school and the children of Church parents are obliged to go the Board Schools. In Denbigh itself a very large percentage of the Board School children belong to Church parents, who for reasons which need not be discussed here, find it more convenient, or desirable, to send their children to the Board Schools. It may be token as a faet that there are more Church children in the Board Schools than there are of children belonging to three of the denominations combined. The Church people, therefore, have a just claim to representation because they pay a large proportion of the rates, which go to support the schools, and ought to have a voice in the spending of it, and because a very large number of Church children are educated in the Board Schools, and their parents have a right to a share in the management of the schools in which their children are taught. This claim is a fair and reasonable one, and it is to be hoped will commend itself to every fair and reason- able voter in the borough. -6
THE MAYOR'S ENGAGEMENTS. We understand that the Mayor has can- celled his acceptance of the invitation of the Mayor of Cardiff to meet Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, which we announced in our last issue, as he finds that his duties as Returning Officer for the School Board Election and the Municipal Bye-Election will not permit of his being absent from home for three consecutive dItY, which the journey to Cardiff would necessarily entail.
DENBIGH SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. CHARLES COTTOM respectfully appeals for your VOTES AND INTEREST in the forthcoming SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION, which he will esteem A GREAT FAVOUR. If elected, he will strive earnestly to SERVE YOU FAITHFULLY. See address on page 4.
NOTIC* TO CORRESPONDENTS Onr oolumns Me open to all peraona, no matter what may be their U8 and political opinion*, or what view ther MTM on local aad aecsral tofiea. Writ* ei«u(r os one aide of the paper (JHLI. Real name ai<4 Addaeai mt acMagmy oamiwaieattoa to sea*" inwalba == Xietter* MUST reaob the Editer not later than THURSDAY. We do not m apswuy agree with the opinion* expreand in tklid oelamn.
MR. JOHN DAVIES AND HIS ADDRESS FOR THE TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION. To the Editor of the Free Frett. Sir,—Of all the funny things I ever read, Mr John Davies's address is the funniest. Here he is telling us that all sorts of improvements are wanted in the place. Then he goes on to say he has been surveyor for 15 years. Well, why didn't he make these improvements then. Besides, they could have been done much cheaper then than now. I remember one winter, six or seven years ago that Mr Davies, when Surveyor, considered that Is 6daday wasenough for the Corporation to pay an unmarried work- man and Is 9d and 2s to a married man. Now, no thanks to Mr Davies nor his friends, I am earning 4e 2d a day. Wall, it stands to reason, that if he had done his duty when he was Survevor all these improvements would have been done at less cost by one half to the rate- payers and it might have been that we, the working men, would have had somethyncf better than starvation wages. Thanks to John Thomas Hughes, the Cor- poration workmen did get a fair rise. Well, they tell me that there must be hundreds of pounds spent on the Henllan Waterworks before it is a proper job. It is a pity that Mr John Davies did not see to this by looking after the job when he was Surveyor instead of saying that if he is returned now he will be of some service to the ratepayers." What we want in the Council are men who are independent, and can act for our interests without being bound by any" pledges" like Jehn Davies, to any club or anybody else. If he wanted to serve the Borough of » Denbigh," he had a good chance of doing so when he was Borough Surveyor. If he didn't think himself good enough to keep on that office, surely he will do no good as a member of the Council. The new Surveyor and the Nuisance In- speetor are doing" their work like men, and they know how to treat the working men, and we don't want John Davie" nor none of his sort to go there to interfere with them and, shuw how clever they are.—Yours, &c., 'I A RATEPAYER.
U t STCAL 1NFOR M A HON* To the Fditor of the FH>.» Passs. I Sir,Will you kindly allow m, to.announce that Denbigh is about to become a centre for the Local Examinations of the Ammisted- Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, and that it is hoped that Mr A Foulkes Roberts will undertake the duties of honorary local representative? Full a pifticulars will, I expect, beshortly announced in your advertising columns,—I remain, sir, faithfully yours, A. ft, ALLEN. Denbigh, 30th November, 1898,
Denbigh School Board Election. ]896. To the Electors of the Borough of Denbigh. L^A'DTZS AND GENTLEMEN, The period of office for which you did me the honour of electing me a member of the Denbigh School Board having expired, I once again offer myself as one of your representatives oil the Board. No doubt the majority of you are well acquainted with the doings of the Board during the lut three years, and it would be superfluous on my part to attempt to enlighten you upon any subject dealt with by the Board during that time I can fearlessly say that I have on all occasions given to all matters appertaining to the education of your children my most con- scientious and careful consideration and my attendance at the Board Meetings during the last three years, and indeed, I nyay venture to sav, the nine years I have been a member of the Board, will compare favourably with that of any other member. Should you do me the honour of re-electing me I shall earnestly endeavour to justify that confidence bv doing my utmost to guard your interests, whilst at the same time keeping in view the efficiency of the Schools and the progress of education generally. Being a large ratepayer myself, I need not tell you that I shall at all times endeavour to combine efficiency with economy. I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, THOMAS ROBERTS. Market Vaults, Denbigh, November, 1898. 226Od3