6X ■ == DENBIGH. SERIOUS ILLNESS OF ALDERMAN ft. T. JONES. Our readers of all classes willlJPHr with very deep regret that oar well-known and highly respected townsman, Alderman E T Jones, J.P., lies in a very critical con- dition, and that practically no hope is given of his valuable life being spared. He is b0iog attended with great care and skill by Dr ITughcs. His own sons in the medical profession are also over, as well as the other members of his family, and, needless to SAV, the most loving and devoted care is bestowed upon him by Mrs Jones and them all. As we go to Press we learn that he is in a most prostrate condition. The deep sympathy of the community gops oat to Mrs Jones and the members of the family in their anxiety and sorrow.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION ADDRESSES. The election addressei of the following School Board candidates will be found on page 4 :—Mr Harrison Jones, a very able member of the Board since its establish- ment, and for many years chairman Mr Thomas Roberts, who has been a very useful member, and for the last three years viee-chairman of the Board Mr W Keepfer, who has been an attentive member for 12 years the Rev H Humphreys, of Henl!an, who for 21 years has done excellent work on the Board, and also specially looked after Henllan in- terests and Mr C Ccttom, a new candi- date, who seeks the seat which from the formation of thn Board, up to three years ago, was always held by a townsman repre- sentative of the Church and those town ratepayers who are not attached to any particular sect or party, especially upon such a subject as elementary education.
SWINE FEVER. "We regret to hear that several cases of swine fever have broken out in the borough and that quite a number of pigs have had to be slaughtered. The borough has been free from this troublesome disease for a length of time now, and its recurrence is unfortunate for pig. owners and feeders.
0. P3NBIGH CHURCH TEMPERANCE MEETING. A meeting of the Denbigh branch of the 0 Church of England Temperance Society was held on Thursday evening at the :National Schools Denbigh. The meeting was presided over by Mr John Thomas Hughes, Vale-street, supported by the rector, the Riv Daniel Davies. The chair- man mad an excellent opening speech, and conducted the procedings admirably. This gathering took the form of a competitive aieetmg, the following is a list of the com- petitors and prize winners. The prizes for the vocal competition were awarded to 1/1 r Harry Roberts. Park-street, first nrize Mr R Pryce Roberts, second prize "Miss M Parry Jones, third prize. Prizes for the impromptu speeches on total abstinence or moderation were distributed to the winners by Mra Davies, the Rectory, and Miss Vera Hughes, Ystrad. First prize, Mr J M Jones; second prize, M: Richard Evans; third prize, Mr T Ryjes, Y stud. The judges were the rector, Rev D Davies, and Mr W Pierce, National Schoolmaster. The singing was excellent and the competition in speech making very good. The meeting through- out was. a thorough success. Mrs Griffith, Hall-square, and Miss Vera Hughes, Yytrad, very ably discharged the duties of accompanists.
JRUTBLIN. I> £ WiriUAM ,r0"E, for the thizd time, has been awarded thd Local Government Board Grant, upon the report of their Inspector, tor the satisfactory results of the Vaccination performed by him in his district. J-Visee and Princess Alexis Dolgorouk. z?* at Brighton for a few days. They spent about a waes In Portra in-square, and were often about at the restaurants and pUys. One night the Princess wan dressed in black velvet with a Parisian green fi-.efly in her hair. Tim MARKET HALL. The Corporation, through their Surveyor, Mr Price Morris, have not loerfc much time in getting rid of the wooden stalls in the Market Hall, which were doomed t(. be drawn and quartered at the special meeting of the Council last week. They are now all practically down, with the exception of those which are to remain standiag. The appearanee of the hal', now that in full width ie apparent is one of quite imposing pro- per! ions. All the woodwork has been care- fully removed, and it is to be converted into tables,. &c. DKATH of Miss GOODMAN JONES. As announced in our obituary column last week, Mr Charles Goodman Jones, the collector of Bnihin, and his family has met with a sad bereavement in the death of his youngest daughter. Mips Hannah Maria Goodman, which occurred on the -2lat, at the residence of Mr Goodman Jones, Brynhyfryd, Graigadwy- wynt. The deeeased suffered from a lung affection, and departed this life at the very early age of 21 yeara. The sympathy of all will be extended to the sorrowing family. The interment took place at Llanrhjdd Church, on Friday, the funeral being a quiet ooe. Mr John Roberta, draper, was the undertaker. THic Fnn: BBIOAUK CONCBRT.-The second night of the entertainment promoted by the officers of the Ruthin Fire Brigade resulted in a large audience assembling, although, of course, it was not so erowded by a good iiaal as on the previous night. The pictures were better exhibited, and Mr Loui Parry was in his best form. In the report of the first night's entertainment an error appeared, our reporter having; been under the impression that it was Madioie Doacrlas Adams who played for Mr Temper Sax*», and Mrs Sobert Tayleur who pUyed for Mias Collinge. This it appears was just the opposite to what really took place.
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS JONES, MAESLLAN. As announced in the obituary column of, our last week's issue, Mrs Mary Blinston Jone3, the wife of Mr John Jones, the well-known farmer of Maesllan, Ruthin, died on Tuesday, the 22nd November. Mrs Jones had attained the age of 59 years. She was seized with a very serious illness some time ago, but she seemed to ii recover almost completely, and hopes were entertained that she would have before her many years of life. But unhappily she again became ill and her end then came rather suddenly. The news came as a surprise to tI,e numerous friends of the I family, and it naturally produce I very I many indications ot the sympathy of the inhabitants. The bereaved family received more than a hundred letters of condolence, for which they wish to extend their grate- ful thanks to all the senders. Mrs Jones was well-known in the district, having re- sided at Maesllan with her husband for many years. The family originally came I from Brynegtwys, and the married life of Mr and Mrs Jones extended over 37 years, their offspring including five daughters who are married, and three sons who are ac home. The funeral took place on Saturday at Llanrhydd Church. Before leaving the house, there was a service conducted by the Rev E J Williams, minister of the Tabernacle, and the Rev Edward Jones, of Merllyn, and at the Church the Rev J Fisher, B.D., curate of Ruthin, officiated. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths, sent by the follow- ing :—Mr J Jones and the Messrs Jones, Maesllan Mr and Mrs J H Simon, Mr and Mrs John Kellett, Miss Barker (Liverpool), Mr Maurice Jones (Tynycelyn, Bryneglwys), Mr and Mrs Shaw (Bala), Mr and Mrs D Thomas (Plas Isat), Mr and Mrs W Kellett (Pias Newydd), Mr and Mrs Stanley Weyman, Mrs Jones (Park place), Mr and Mrs E Tegid Owen, Mrs R Harris Jones, and Elias and Josephine Jones. The mourners were the members of the family and a few friends, and, although the funeral was a quiet one, there were a considerable number of other friends and acquaintances present in the churchyard. Mr R Harris Jones was the undertaker, and the carriages were supplied by Mr E Tegid Owen, of the CasJe Hotel. 4-
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS. WATKIN SHONE. On Wednesday, at the Parish Church, Llanfair D.C., the funeral took place of the mortal remains of Mrs Elizabeth Shone, the widow of the late Mr Watkin Shone, of Ty Isa Farm, in the parish of Llanfair D.C. Mrs Shone died on Friday, the 25th ult. She had been more or less an invalid since the death of her husband (which occurred exactly two years and two months before she passed away), but about a month ago she became much worse, and although her medical attendant, Dr J R Jenkins, of Ruthin, did all he could for her, and al- though a specialist physician from Liverpool came over to consult with him, she did not rally, and died as above stated. Having resided at Ty Isa Farm, which is on the estate of Mr Carstairs Jones, for 35 years, the deceased and her husband were very well known in the Vale of Clwyd. The Rev Basil M Jones, Vicar of Llanfair, was the officiating clergyman at the funeral, both at the house and the church, and the following were the mourners :-The Vicar and Dr J R Jenkins the members of the family Mrs Hughes and Mr and Mrs Jones, of London, daughters and son-in- law Miss Diana Shone and Miss Annie Shone, daughters Mr Thomas Shone and Lvlr John Shone, sons and the following Mr Kellett, Plas Newydd Mr and Mrs Roberts, Hand Brewery; Mr and Mrs Mr Kellett, Plas Newydd Mr and Mrs I Roberts, Hand Brewery; Mr and Mrs Jones, Efail Newydd Mr and Mrs Jones, Tynycaeau, Llanrhydd; Mr and Mr3 Roberts, Bathafarn Mrs Roberts, Glan- rafon Mr R Beech, Ruthin Mr Edward (Jones, Ty ucha; Mr Edward Jones, Synet Mr Roberts, Tyddyn ucha Mr Thomas, Garthgynan Mr J H Simon, II Llanrhydd mills Mr Thomas Evans, and Mr Robert Morris, Cynetha. The follow- ing sent wreaths ;—Mr and Mrs Hughes, London Mr and Mrs Jones, London Miss Diana Shone, Miss Annie Shone, Mr Thomas Shone, Mr John Shone, Misses Florrie and Gertie Hughes, London Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Handsworth Mr and Mrs I W F Sconlett, Southport; Mr and Mrs W T Brocklehurst, St Peter's-square, Ruthin ) Mrs and Miss Jones, Park Place Mrs Thomas, London Mr George Hamil- 6 ton, Lloyd, London Mr Romilly, London. Mr John Roberts, draper, Ruthin, was the undertaker.
A RUTHIN WILL CASE. In the Chancery Division of the High I Couil on Tuesday the case in re Evans- I Jones v Evans came before Mr Justice Byrne as a adjourned summons which had, by order, been entered in the witness list. Mr Ashton Cross appeared for the executors to the estate. Mr Astbury repre- sented a class of beneficiaries under the I will, and Mr Gatey appeared for Mrs Mary Williams. It appeared that the deceased, will, and Mr Gatey appeared for Mrs Mary Williams. It appeared that the deceased, Mr Evans, was a retired builder, residing at Ruthin, having in his service, for a period of about nine years, Mrs 1"131.1 \V uljams, a widow, who acted as his house- keeper. In October, 1896, being in failing heal.h, the testator went to Rhyl, having previously made his. will, one bequest I in which was a conditional legacy to the old lady, his housekeeper, of £ 1,50 In i case the said Mary Williams shall be in my servico at the time of my decease." The testator died on November 9th 189G. j^ra Williams had remrined at Ruthin taking care of his house. Counsel said that it was a question whether the testator while at Rhyl was in a mental condition to give I a vivid notice but whether or not, the fact was that when at Rhyl he wrote to his brother, Isaac Evans, saying u Please get into my house and stop there, and, if possible, clear out Mrs Williums get both keys belonging to the house, and if Mrs Williams resists knock her down." &c. Isaac Evans therefore demanded the keys, which Mrs Evans declined to part with nor did she entirely leave the house, but came and did a c3rtain amount of work there. Then the testator signed a written notice to her to leave at once on payment of three months' wages and also three months due 31st December. There was a good deal of irregularity in the proceed- ings of the parties. On the one hand it was disputed that the service had termin- ated at the time of the death, and on the other an action was entered against the deceased for damages for slander and wroughtful dismissal. Really the question for the decision of the Court was whether or not Mrs Williams was in the testator's service, and after reviewing the eireum- stances of the case Mr Justice Byrne decided that she was, and was therefore entitle to her legacy of £ 150. The costs 0 of all parties were to come out of the estate. i
A VISION OF NOVEMBER 1*TH, 5 1808. EXPERIENCE OF A RUTHINlTE. AS WRITTEN BY HIMSELF- As I laid myself down to rest from the turmoil of this life, I had Dot- quite piaced my bead on my favourite pillow, when, at once, I seemed quickly drawn away and become unconscious of this world and its doings The next moment a figure emerged as from behind a screen, and with well-set eyes, a ciear marked face, gave the impression of no ordinary person, The face, ciean-shaven, and ot a ghostly white, surmounted with 18 h CENTURY fringe, or what I should properly designate a wig, which, with the othor undescribed habiluienls, sufficed to prove that our figure, or whomsoever it represented, passed mus'er at one time as a worthy < subject of King George II. Those people who RAAKE it their business to study character from that human dial—the face, had they been in my position, would have exclaimed wi'h one accord, Here within the precincts of flesh and bone (supposed) was there evidence of the once strong-willed man Your readers can fancy for themselves the extent of fright I was subj-cted to as the result of this strange visitation, and more when I tell them how [ became speechless, and trembled like a leaf, thereby rendered helpless like unto as a child, is born." Now, partly regaining my self-consciousness, I noted that the figure was slcwly advancing towards me, and by now as, every moment gave strength to my presence of mind, I recognized the face, the faithful likeness of which I had leeD-cut in stone—at the poet's corner of London's well-known abbey. The figure began to quiver (and so did I), and from betwixt the waxen-hued lips came the bold assertion—uttered in broken accents, but with unsurpassed authority—" I am George Frederic Handel, come to visit the earth." "What bringest thou hither, immortal Master?" said I.—"Respect for my off- spring hath compelled me to leave my place of rest," he muttered again. I stood aghast, and my courage almost forsook me when I said, "P p-pray, explain, Master, what meanest thou?" Not another word came from the sealt-d lips, but with the hand out-stretched towards me he placed a piese of neatly folded paper in my baud, I paueed, staggered for breath; I wondered and stared at the paper, raising my head to interrogate the visitor, when, to my utter astonishment, I became aware that the representative of the immortalized mumician-George Frederic Handel-was there no more. It had gone. Yes, I say, it had vanished Shall I over forget that scene ? never. It was sometime before my mental equilibrium became re- stored to me, and when partly recovered, I was still grasping the paper in my hand. then mustering sufficient courage, I opened it. I gave a facsimile underneath. This is to say that D.M.in- Saul child of my brain, was murder- ed during the afternoon of Nov 19th, 1898, at a town called Ruthin, N. Wales. There were several witnesses to the murder, which was of a very cruel nature. Have pity on one who is helpless on earth. G F H. Such is the nature of the document, and the ishrick I gave after reading it caused me to wake, fiudiug myself covered with per- spiration, letting alone the fact that I wag clenching the bedclothes with my teeth. The clock struck 12, serving to indicate that 1 had hardly slept for 15 minutes. Such is the account that I give of what I think I have very properly called A vision of November the 19tb, 1898." Since writing the above, I took occasion to question several of my Ruthin friends anent this mysterious Nov 19th, and the only interpretation of the vision given was that it must have reference to the at- tempted rendition of the Dead March from Handel's Orateria, Sau!, bv the Ruthin- Volunteer Band on that date."
CORWEN. MISSIONARY -NIISICTING.-& missionary meeting was held at the English Congregational Churoh on Friday evening, when the Rev A T Saviile, formerly a. missionaay in the South Sea Islands, gave an interesting address on his work there. PBBSBVTATION.—On Friday evening, at the English Congregational Chapel, Mrs Stanifield (formerly Mias Jennie Roberta, B.A.M.) was presented with a handsome dinner service in recognition of her valuable services as organist. The presentation was made by Mr Parry. 130ARD OF GUARDIANS.—Friday, Dr D R Jones presiding. The building committer reo ported that some progress had been made since their last visit with the new washhonse, &c.- The Clerk was directed to write to the coc- tractor pressing him to complete the work without delay. PKTTY Szsi;ioiq a.-Friday. Before B S Wayne, J 0 Pugh, 0 Lloyd, and B R Roberts, Esq., Samuel Bather, of Pandy Glyn, Ruabon, for I beinsr drunk at Corwen on November 21st, was lined 2s rid and bi 6d coble.—William i/aiiss. labourer, Berwyn-atreet, Llandrillo, was charged with throwing down five gates and one stile at Llandrillo on November 1st, causing damage to the extent of 3s 6d. Defendant's mother appeared on his behalf, and pleaded guilty. Evidence was given by Thomas Edwards, Morris Jones, and William Jones. and a fine of Xl and costs was inflicted, in addition to the 3s 6d damages. EDSYBNION RURAl. DISTBTCT COUNCIL.— Friday, Mr R R Bobexta preaiding. Circular letters were received from the Loeal Govern- ment Board with reference to the (1) Locomo- tives Act, 1898, (2) construction of wheels of locomotives on highways.—The Rev Ivan T Davies was appointed governor of the University College of North Wales, Bangoi.—Letters were received from the Great Western Railway Com- pany with reference to the stationmaster's house at Llandrillo, stating they wished to fall in with the bye-laws as far as possible, but they did not admit that they were liable to produce the plans.—The Clerk was directed to write to them once more asking them to submit plans of the bonse for the inspection of the Council, otherwise the Council would be compelled to take proceedings A letter was read by the Clerk to the Panah Council giving the names of the following persons who had been appointed to form a fire brigade in this town Officers Mr Samuel Jones, Bridge- street; Mr L Llovd John, Westbourne-terrace; members: Mr J E Thomas, Bridge-street; Mr T Eyton Jones, Glaslwyn; Mr John Roberts, Owain Glyndwr Hotel; Mr R R Jones, The Exchange and Mr Alfred Garwood, Hill-street. They alto mentioned that others bad expreesed their willingness to join.—Letters were received from the Llsndrillo Parish Council with refer- ence to damage occasioned by floods along Garthiaen roadwsy. and asking the Council to repair the embankment.—A complaint was also made in respect of thy narrowness of a portion of Pennant-road, and the matter was referred to the Llandrillo members and the Surveyor.— A petition was received from the inhabitants of Melinywig with reference to the water supply, And it was referred to Mr E Da vies, Bettwp, Mr John Hughea and Mr Robert Wynoe, Gwyddelwern, with the Surveyor.—The Council decided on the mpsonry work of the prclp 'sed bridge over the Dee.
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LLANRWST -1 THE Nxw CHUBCH Hou. T'I.1e rector cfi Llanrwat (the Rev J Morgan) has collected X500 towards the JBI.000 required to carry oat his scheme for providing a church house for the parish, the erection at which was begun on Monday. THB: UNION AND THZ RAILWAY COMPANY.— At the meeting of the Assessment Committee on Wednesday, notioe of appeal to next quarter seseions against the recent revaluation of railway property in the Vale of Conway was received. The (Tnion Valuer (Mr C F Jones) has estimated the valuation at E6,000 more than previously, and the Company has offered an increase of JS'J.OOO only. Wim SUPPLY .-On Wednesday a meeting of the local authorities-Llanrwat Urban, Llanrwst Rural, and Trefriw Pariah Councils— was held at Llauvwst, the authorities in question being represented by delegates. The scheme is to take the watc. mains up to the Gratnant Lake, about two mil-in from the present intake. The plans of Mr P M'letjre were before the meeting and provisionally ap- proved, but they are to be submitted to the Trefriw Council. The outlay is estimated at about £ 1,400. The delegates expressed the opinion that the scheme, if tarried out, will greatly improve the Trefriw supply, and cause DH:h more procure in the mains at Llanrwst
(JAERWYS. THE FAiit.-Ou Tuesday last the .nla' monthly fair was held. It was a wet and miserable day, and the attendance wall txceed- ingly thin. loung in-calf heifers were mostly in demand, and those brouuh^ for sale were eagerly snatched. Tbere wel-0 no pigs, and the horse trade was very s ow. PETTY SBSSIONS.—Before Messrs William Williams (chaumin), W Thomas, and Trevor J D Jones, Jonatuan Bughee, Penygraig, Gaerwys, was summoned by Mr J H Savage, attendance officer, for neglecting to send his Sr. fncti, 8 years of age, to school. aPP««ed. On '.he oJioclumaier B certificilte being produced, it was found that the child had only attended school four times out of 130 times the school had been opened. the rrotner thu* to h"y manageable, and that it was utterly impossible for her to follow him every day to the school door. She had taken him several times with a birch rod, and other times she had taken him in the cart and be would then run away. The magistrate s clerk (Mr H A Cope) remarked' that, if so young a boy mastered his parents now, he was afraid the difficulties would greatly increase as he got older. The Bench fined her in the sum of 2 6d and administered a eevere caution. CONCERT. On_ Wednesday evening last, a first, class entertainment was given in the Town E&'i by L'u- -a trssp* of "Snowdrops" from Boyweil. Notwithstanding the inclement w-euher the room waa well filled with an appreciative audience, and we trust that the proceeds will be sufficient to liquidate the small debt still remaining on the parish chureh. The programme was of a highly divtrting and humorous nature, every item arousing tfie greatest enthusiasm, and the performers com- municating unallojred pleaaure for fully two hours. The programme was as follows:— "Way cross de Mississippi," troupe; "I laughed," Mr W M Chisholm; "De coming of the King," Mr W J Hughes; Eileen Alamah," Mr G A Scotcher; "Because I happened to be there," Mr W Holgate; "For- ward, onward," Master A Barker; "That'll docdle do," Mr N Morgan; De ole bat jo," Mr H T Hnghes; How long will it be," Mr I Chisholm; "Good night," troupe; "Cornet solo," Mr W J Hughes; "The warrior's return," Mr E Jones; Gallant light brigade," Messrs Scotoher, Holgate, and C P Jones. The latter part of the programme was a farce entitled II Snowdrops'High School," which was rendered in a true dramatic spirit. Tha gifted and versatile psblic entertainer, Mr W M Chisholm, greatly amused the audience with his musical interlude and ventriloquism. The musical director, Mr W Nuttal, A.L.C.M., presided at tbe piano with bis usnal ability. During the interval the Rector returned thanks to the troupe for their kind and gratuitous services 1 for such a worthy object, 8Dd assured them that I though this was their first visit to Caerwys they would receive a hearty welcome when they came again.—Mr C E P Jones suitably aoknow led Red the compliment. The party were after- wards entertaiEed to a snIP r at the school- r )om.
I ST. ASAPH. I THE BISHIP.—The Binhop of St Aeaph and Mrs Edwarda have left England far Liaboij, where they will stay till after Christmas. APPOINTMENT OF NEW LAY CLBBK—Mr Harry Groves of Lesaa has boon appointed io the vacant lay clerkship (alto) at the St Asaph I Cathedral. The ohoir is now complete. Naw BUILI)INGa.-A. large mansion is in course of erection on the Bryn Asaph grounds. Mr Samuel Powell is also erecting a large house in Mount-Roid. TBMPBBA.KCB MHBTINA.— A Temperance meeting in connection with the Church of England Teuipurance Society was held at the National Schools on Thursday evening, when and interesting and practical address was delivered by the key J Hjvvell Tbomao, vicar °^j^r^Ten* Hamer Lewis presided arid Mr J Emrys Jon^s was the vocalist. MALE Voicic Cuoiit.-Thto St Asaph Male I Voice Choir are making splendid progress under the conductorship of Dr Wilson (the cathedral organist). We understand that the choir in- tends competing at the London Eisteddfod in February next, at Rhyl. on December 2mb and I I Colwyn Bay, on January 2nd. The number of voices is now close upon 40, and for the com- petition at London, about 20 voices from Denbigh have kindly promised to assist. BUSINESS ENTERPRISE.— Duriag the last few days, three new establishments have been opened in the city. Mr W Evans (late lay clerk at the St Asaph Cathedral) has opened a Tobacconist Sbop iii High-street. Anew Print- ing Woiks was opened this week in Denbigh- road by Mr C W Slater (the newly appointed lay clerk at the Cathedral) and yesterday Mr Richard Hill (formerly in the employ of Mr I John Jones, Denbigh-road) opened a Smithy and Cycle Bepairing Works at Penrhewl. +
« WHAT IS A JUMBLE SALE ?» The above was the heading of a number of printed posters that were displayed in our oity last week, but the poster replied to its own query, and informed the public that a jumble sale was a numerous collection of articles from the houses of the gentry of the neighbourhood consisting bf. well, almost everything. On Saturday evening we proceeded to the Jumble I Sals, which was held at the National Schools. The schools presented the appearance of a I London Stores, in which a large number of ladies and gentlemen were employed, and seemed to havo changed their occupation for the time being, and become members of the National Shop Assistants' Union. We were met at the entrance by on4 of the shopwalkers, who, politely informed us that we were just in time for the annual sale, and that all goeds were greatly reduced, as the whole stocic had to be aleared regardless of cost. The following were the names of the em ployee8 and their different departmeutg:- Foreign fancy goods, toys, &c.: Misses C Lewis, May Tomkinson, Myfanwy Williams, and Miss Jones (The Palace). Millinery and straw department: Misses Edwards (The Palace), The Misses Wynne Edwards, Misses Gwladys Manning, E Partington, S A Jones, fitbecca Jones, E Williams, and E Moss. Ready-made men and boys' clothing Mrs Cleaver and Mrs Robinson. Ladies and juvenile out-fitting department: Mrs Grimsley and Misa Duling- ¡ son. Dress and niantle department: Mrs Mansbndge, Mioses Ada Howea Boberts, and Lillie Joows. Book and musia seller Rev D I W Davie?. Gentlemen's hat department: Rev R Theo Jones. Furnit ;rr> and ironmongery: I Messrs John J ones, J P Mumford, and Samuel I' Jones. Boot and shoe department: Messrs F W Grimsley and H Howes Roberts. Shop- walkers: Rev Silas Evans and Rev J D Jones. Stock-keepers: Messrs C Mansbridge and J ¡ Manning. Needless to say that; with such an J excellent staff, the sale was a great succein. The total amount ef the receipts were over 918, the profits of which are towards the Church Sunday School fund.
LLANDYRNOG. SCHOOL TREAT.- Through Mrs Charles Tooth's usual generosity the children of the above school were treated to their annual tea party. About 100 children aat down to a well laid table, and their comfort wa." well attendad to by the following ladiesMrs Charles Tooth Miss Richards; Mrs and Miss Williams, Rectory Miss Edith Hughes; Miss Cutch; Mrs Broad; the school teachers; and several others. After clearing the table, Mrs Charles Tooth distributed prizes to the following child- ren :— Attendance, first class: 1, Mary Parry; 2, John Jones. Second class: 1, Gladys OWD; 2, Lodwick Thomas. Third class; lf Harriet Rogers; 2, Harold DavieB. Fourth class: 1 Annie Rogers; 2, John Roberts. Infant class! 1, Austin Williams • 2, Agnes Foulkea. Read- SKi'nl' Llz1zie^uKhes; 2, Lodwick Thomas, riting: 1, Hannah Williams; 2, Evan Davies. Arithmetic: 1, Gladys Owen; 2. Edward Andrew. Drawing: 1, Thomas Jones; 2. John B Williams. Sewing. 1, Margaret E<len Roberts; 2, Kate Rowlands. Knitting: 1, Catherine Parry; 2. Maggie Williams, fcrip'ure: 1, John Jones; 2, Evan Andrew. 1, Catherine Parry; 2. Maggie Williams, fcrip'ure: 1, John Jones; 2, Evan Andrew. After singing a few songs, and going through the musical drill, the ohildreu gave three hearty cheers to Mrs Tooth and Miss Richards. The ¡ R-ator, who was present, addressed tbecbildren and assisted at the distribution of prizes.
I ABERGELE N OTES. The United Football Club are going strong just now. Last Thursday they journeyed to I' Rhyl to play the return match with the Druids, who turned out a very strong eleven. It was anything but an ideal football day, tbe rain and wind making accurate play oiit of question, but they won by 2 goat. to 1 I Mr Lcign scored a good stroke of diplomacy when he successfully approached nnnnnSl »o|afivo ft fhp disora^pfTjl toLtA in which the parapet in front of hie shop has been allowed to exist in for such a length of time. With oellar trapdoors, iron grids, and other accessories out of order, along tbe whole J line of the main street parapets, pedestrian'sm in Abergele is not, to say the least of it, vory pleasant or safe. n „ You never know your luck in a big town. For instasce, Ellen Ellis, the wife of J Ellis, Llysfaen, finished a term of 3 months bard labour at Carnarvon gaol for larceny* on Monday morning, and was just abont to leave the "mansion" in the blessed realization of being once more a free woman, when lo bd behold, who should be there to wish ke* g morning," but Police-oonetable Rowlands, w o brought the unfortnnot* to Abergele o ce more to be tried on Tuesday neglecting and deserting her th*80, It will be remembered that her bp8 tried and convicted for the same offenc a fortnight ago, when he was sentenced to two months' hard labour. The punishment was meted out to by Dr Wolstenbolme and Mr W T Mason, on Tuesday, and she well deserved «• The Railway Company have at last erected a large and substantial iron bridge to replace the old rotten wooden one, which crosses the line at the east end of Pensaru- Indications are not wanting to point out that I the Council are likely to proceed with several important improvements in the town and district at an early date notably, the laying out of a new footpath on the tight hand side, all along the Pensarn-road from Pentre ucha down to the Railway Station. DON'T die before you have bad your photo taken, and while you are at it, get it done artistically, I erfeot, and true to nature, by a Bryan-Jones at his new studio. Charges strictly moderate.—Advt. -I
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BUSINESS MEANR BUSINESS MEANR We had dinner at the and were waiting for the sS l f n,,f q stage liorses to be raw-boned horse. She^ seen 50 winters, and a len,,aJe wll° "a<* made her homelier t]nif; 8,K'c7djriS one bad the stage driver who ■! one before- hven dols. a ton, turned hi l women at 1,000,000 Gentlemen » ,t\head one !°o1^ five of us un «< r> began as she sized the Cat ranch Li- lone 'lder '«■" Wild any;f ,ou Roaring Creek. Are AS he OARNE^OH^'I 80 ON!" called the landlord "WhnfY V,edoor- him. Ur 5 s*le asked, as she looked at overTlSJS,ab?u' ^ie tenth time you have rid right." km' fur a man. It don't look "¥e .) Sl s, it's abont ten times, I guess," she coimV Y' » and ifc don't look as if I was of vnn !ev aQy jupk to-day. Does any one and ^Vait a widder with 600 acres of land E-i oran £ e grove behind her ? I 111111 SOLEMNLY shook his head, being aheady provided for. ded for. ou (see," explained the landlord, "this er hain't no way to ketch a man, and you nng}¡t as well quit. A traveller don't want to stop off and marry anybody. Why don't you git after some newcomer ? Don't hear of anybody," she replied. "But I know of one. He's bought land three miles down the road and is puttin' up a cabin. He's only got one eye, and he's lop shouldered and drags his leg, but niebbe He'll olo! interrupted the widow. How fur down the road ? three miles. Kin your boss make it without a feect ? He's got to or die she grimly replied, I'm out hunting to-day and am bound toiind Three miles down the roaI-IOP ShOll Itlered-newcomer-one eyed—drags his leg? I'llbetharin half an hour and captur him dead or alive Good-bye!"
A PASSIONATE YEARNING. Mrs. Wet^rie "I just hate my husband s relatives, every one of them. Mrs. Brightlie: "Oh, I just love my hus- baud ts ralutivps, I fairly dote. on tlum and alii almost dying to see theni agaiii. Where do they live ? I In Chicago."
FARMER WILTER'S MISTAKE. Old Farmer Wilter's son, being headstrong and full of visionary ideas, ran awty from home when he was little more than half grown, and 11 oi fteen years the folk., at home heard \v-1him. Then the name of Homer m^gan to appear in the paper. He has famous 011 ^ie stage and was becoming ii,,u Mai thy, said the old gentleman to his wile one evening «< T T'' i T- I lecl*on t u better hud out. }\eie botli mighty curi'us to know whether It's onr Homei. I never been in no theatre and I ham t got; nuthm m common with them actor people But I guess I'll sUp down to the CIty ItllOUt saym nuthin' to nobody and see fcL it's our boy on the stage." The mother tearfully approved and pit anxious hours until the old man returned. H<jj £ T looked disconsolate beyond comforting, and ir required a good deal of persuasive inquiry to draw him out. "Well, 1 might as well make a clean breast of it," he said at last, "though I meant to break it to you kind of gentle. It's Homer. I went there and seen him kickin' up all kinds of monkey shines. I never had no idee that a livin' man and growed up could make such a fool of hisself. The people jest roared and laughed and it only seemed to make him foolisher. I was never so 'shamed in my born days, and I got away 'ithout telling anybody who I was. He'll never'mount to nuthin'in the world, and we might as well make the best we kin of it." But when Homer came home and paid off the mortgage, ordered some new building, hired two men for the farm and a woman for the kitchen, the old folks began to suspect that they might have made a. mistake. When he had them down to the city, blizzards couldn't keep them away from the theatre.
A MATTER-OF-FACT GIRL. Irene, hear me one moment longer." The speaker was a young man with wildly I D, appealing look and inchoate moustache. "Irene," he continued, if all the wealth of devotion that moved Leander to swim to Hellespont, that burned the breast of Abelard, inspired the muse of Robert Burns to its loftiest flight, sent the blood pulsing through the form of Galatea at the bidding of Pygmalion, and carolled forth in the immortal songs of Tom Moore-ii the aggregate affection of Solomon for his thousand wives was concentrated upon one beloved object, the whole "'uultl ieebly represent the emotion with which you have inspired me. Since I have knowu you, Irene, life has had but one purpose, one aim. Heaven itself would be -11 Peter," interrupted the fair girl, regarding the impassioned youth with conflicting emo- tions eloquently depicted on her speaking face. I wish you wouldn't patronise twopenny hairdressers. I can t endure the smell of chea.p bay-rum."
PERFECT UNDERSTANDING. Do you want my daughter for her money or for herself ? demanded the old gentleman. It's this way," stammered the young man as he tripped backwards over the edge of the rug. I want herself for myself and I want her money for herself and I want both of them for ourselves, and you certainly must under- stand." "Oh, I understand. Case is very familiar to me. A minute from now, unless you have disappeared, the current of your life will be much swifter than it is at present or ever has been." It was sleeting that evening, and the young man left with such scant ceremony that he tobogganed from the front porch to the curb.
A DECEPTIVE WEED. I was talking with the agent of a tombstone factory when a passenger with a weed on his hat entered the coach and took a seat in front of us. It might have been a minute and a half before the agent took from his grip a photograph of a 12-foot monument and passed it over with the remark "This is my line of business. I see you have met with a sad bereavement." Yes." Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. Given your order yet." "No." Was the deceased a man or a woman 1" A woman." Sorry—very sorry. They cometh up like a flower and are cut down. Here is something in Scotch granite which is our specialty. Any one walking through a cemetery stops at sight of it. It is not only a work of art, but is accepted as proof that the one who erects it will ever grieve." "I don't think I should care for that," replied stranger. Then take this broken column in Yormont marble. Man dieth and wasteth invay, and we make that in three diile^nt sizes. When I am walking through a cemetery and come to a broken column, I say to myself, Now, here is a man who dearly loved his dear departed wile and will never marry again.' I don't care to look at your samples just now. A few months later I may do some- thing." "Grief too recent, eh? Well, that's as one feels, you know, but I generally get my IxMt orders right away. Indeed it is the fashion now to erect a tombstone as soon as possible. Wouldn't want anything cheap, would you." Not so very." 1 can give you something as low as 25 dols. but of course I couldn't guarantee it. Was the late deceased the partner of your bosom, to r-ycitli.. No, she was my mother In-law." And where—where do her mortal ashes rest, if 1 may be so bold ? In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean." The agent slowly returned his samples and hadn't a"word to say for a long five minutes, i- ;<hed h*f!vilv nnd «vr>w?ed ■ stranger, i ve IOM, imcfc wi no- end of trouble, but 1 11 he darned if I am mean 'nuff to put a weed on my hat and travel around to deceive and disappoint L clitil) trying to make an honest living on 30 cent, com- mission. It ain't honest. It ain't square. You and your late lamented can go to grass
SHE GOT A PASS. Mayor J (Ie Rhinuck of Covington last even- ing related to hia friends an amusing adventure of the day before. A coloured woman, bur- dened with a lusty, squalling baby, called at his office. Am (lis de iiiq,yoi- she wanted to know. It am," responded the executive. Den jest you sit down and write me ttp-ts" to Pruitts, Ky. she ordered, without J: palpahle w.aste of wo) ds. r His honotar'explained that this of his prerog?) tives, and that her ren"c- ha ve to be laid before the chairman « cil rolief committee. lom <« f>ze jy0t to catch dat two o c She mad*' a motion pass, or I leave de baby ]>]ij,|0Ck >s EuSdVe argument. SI.e g* the pass.
SOMETHING Vosdick Wouldn't it be dreadful to be-t French XuI h'?.? ^arry the man Jour parents chose ? Miss keediek I can JonJve of onjy .one tuimr more dreadful." .« What is that. lo live in America aiul not be able to get a misbarul at all." Mr Huggins « Isn't Miss Iloxy a peach ? Miss 1: es, but she is hot the only fruit in the orchard."
COOKy can aad to their an of dieibes.tiie preparation of Choice dainties for the Dian r and Supper Table, by consulting tho pa.g,fJi of a little book entitled I pastry and ewec.tp" gIven to all cooks sending their ;tddrepfies to ALFRED BIRD A..D SONS Every lady and houf-eln-pper in rhe laiid should hlve I Pastry and Fw(-ets haudy for reference. There is nothing to Psy, bn I the book will be Bent by return of pOlt. I'tee to any Addiesa.