WILLIAMS', 13, Portland Place, Denbigh, BOOT & SHOE WAREHOUSE. ME?. EDWARDS begs to thank her deceased Father and Sister's numerous Customers for their kind patronage for over 4C years during which they carried on the Boot and Shoe Trade in the above address, and to assure them that every attention to their requirements will be given in future by Miss CROMAR, who was with Miss Williams for years, assisting her in the Business, therefore thoroughly understands the trade, and will endeavour to give every Customer the best value at the LOWEST PRICE, and by strict attention to the Business hopes to merit their further confidence and patronage. 1743j99
DENBIGH. DENBIGH SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. COMPLETE SUCCESS OF THE CHURCH CANDIDATES. SECURE HIGHEST POLL ON RECORD. EDITOR OF THE FREE PRESS HEADS THE POLL. The School Board election came off on Monday. The greatest activity prevailed on all sides, and every effort was made to bring up all the available voters, and this was accomplished to such an extent that it was the heaviest poll on record as regards a local School Board contest, the large number of 1057 persons having voted in Denbigh and Henllan. The Noncon- formist five candidates had their committee room opposite the Town Hall, at the offices of Mr A 0 Evans, solicitor. whilst the committee room of Messrs Cottom and Humphreys, the Church candidates, was also close H hand, at the establishment of Mrs Rowbotham. The Nonconformists had put forth every effort, and especially were the Calvinistic Methodists active. All the local ministers rendered help, and there was a good body of workers, two or three of the deacons of Capel Mawr being noticed for their extreme activity. Prior to the election a vigorous canvass had been made by the candidates or their friends. The Church candidates had the invaluable aid of the rector, the Rev D Davies, and his two curates, the Rev E J Davies, and the Rev H Eaton Hughes, who worked hard amongst the churchpeople, and the result snowed how well their people responded to their appeal. In addition a strong body of Churchmen, principally working men, threw themselves earnestly into the contest, and worked in a surprisingly energetic and successful manner, not only giving much time ind labour to a systematic canvass, but also on Monday gave up their time most willingly to bringing up voters. To the kind and self denying work of these friends the Church candidates owe their position and are much indebted, for Mr Cottom was laid aside in the house and quite unable to canvass or take any active part in the contest, and the Vicar of Henllan only made a casual canvass of a few of the Churchpeople. The polling arrangements were ably carried out for the Church candidates by Mr B Bryan (who was hon secretary to the election committee), excellently assisted by Mr W H Hughes, High-street. Both sides put forth their utmost efforts, and all were so busy that they had no time to cavil with each other, so that every- thing passed off without an unkind word cetween any of the contestants or workers. The work went on briskly up to 7.80, when the poll was practically exhausted, but a few laggards, who had left the voting till night, and had then been attracted by the fire at the Abbey, came up just too late to I :1 get into the booths ere the clock struck I eight. The Mayor was Returning Offieer, whilst the polling arrangements were con- ducted with the usual care and excellence by the Town Clerk (Mr J Parry Jones). In the Council Chamber Mr Edward Parrv, the Town Clerks deputy presided, and at die Magistrates Room Mr Robert Davies, from the offices of Messrs Parry Jones and Francis. COUNTING THE VOTES "on WHAT A SURPIRISIC The counting of the votes commenced on Tuesday morning at nine o'clock. The Mayor as returning officer presided. The Town Clerk conducted the counting ar- ringemeets, and the care and dexterity which he and his staff displayed was the admiration of all present, and difficult as tae counting was, owing to the immense anount of cross voting, it was got through in a surprising short space of time. The prediction on the Nonconformist s:de had been that Evans and Hughes, the t,vo C.M. candidates would be easily first ai-id second, and that the two Church candidates would be fourth and fifth, some said sixth and seventh. But once again all calculations were upset and the unex- pected happened. The result of the counting reversed all this, and the Mayor made announcement of I THE RTATE OF THE POLL in the room as follows :— Charles Cottom (Church) 1125 J Harrison Jones (Wesleyan) 1010 H Humphreys (Church) 959 G Williams (Baptist) 901 T Roberts (Independent) 887 H 0 Hughes (C Methodist) 756 J Evans (Calvinistic Methodist) 740 W Keepfer (Roman Catholic) 674 The first seven were elected. » XO DEMONSTRATION OUT OF RESPECT TO MR E T JONES. The figures being thus announced, Mr Cottom proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor for the courteous and impartial way in which he had presided and acted as returning officer, and also to the Town Clerk for the very able manner in which he had conducted the proceedingSj and the' care and expedition with which the votes had been counted. Being in the position of the candidate at the head of the Poll, he I thought he might venture to make a suggestion to His Worship, acd that was that as th- ir rc^tre' tren-:l aid t -vas^a! Mr E T Jon- Tras lying dead iu clos-j proximity to the hall, that His Worship would appeal to the people who had probably assembled outside Dot to make any demonstration, or cheering, but quietly disperse after the figures had been given, and that they as candidates should avoid making any speeches on the occasion, and thus help to close the proceedings without any noise, which would jar upon the feelings of those close at hand who were in s< trow. The Rev Joseph Evans seconded the motion and also heartily concurred with the suggestion Mr Cottom had made as to any demonstration being avoided. The resolution having been carried, the Mayor returned thanks for himself and concurred with the remarks made as to the excellence of the Town Clerk's arrange- ments. He said he was in deep sympathy with the suggestion Mr Cottom had made that there should be no demonstration, and thought it was a very right and proper course to take. His worship then prefaced his declara- tion of the poll to the crowd outside by expressing the hope that they would not cheer, but when the figures had been read, would disperse at once quietly. This the people did, but they very quickly rushed to the Free Press office for RESULT SLIPS, They blocked the office and the ap- proaches thereto, and created the utmost excitment until the machines got into motion and quickly poured out the slips and then the crowd gradually dispersed but there was a great demand for copies throughout the town. THE CHURCH VICTORY. The Churchpeople of the town were ex- tremely jubilant at the victory obtained especially were they delighted that the town candidate (Mr Cottom) was at the head of the poll, and with so large a majority (115) over the second candidate, and that the other church candidate (the Rev H Humphreys) was so well up in the third place, 51 behind the second and 58 above the fourth man on the poll. What astonished everybody was that four of the Noncon- formists should have been the last of the four successful candidates, and that the two Calvinistic Methodist ministers who were candidates should have been sixth and seventh, and the latter only 66 above the defeated candidate indeed ten more plumpers for Mr Keepfer would have put him in and the Calvinistic Methodist out. The result is the OA IN OF A SEAT FOR THE CHURCH. The seat won for Mr Cottom is a gain to the Church, and places the Church in the position on the Board occupied before the election of 1895. Many churchpeople and others regret that Mr Keepfer was defeated. H received again this time a great many Church votes, but as the churchpeople went strongly for their own men, the Church votes given to Mr KGel fer were not enough to carry him in. CHURCH CANDIDATE BEATS THE RECORD. In addition to having gained a seat it will be interesting, especially to Church readers, to know that the votes given for Mr Cottom (1125) were the highest number of votes ever cast for a School Board candidate, either Chureh or Chapel, since the establishment of the Board. The nearest approach to it was in 1892, when 1083 votes were given to Mr F LI Jones, the C.M. candidate, but then his co- candidate, Mr E Miil3, was defeated, being left with only some 564 vetes, whilst on this occasion the first successful Church candidate (Mr Cottom) not only got the highest number of votes on record, but his co-candidate (Mr Humphreys) was third on the poll only 166 behind him and with 959 votes, being really 189 more than he polled in 1889, when he headed the poll, and 201 more than he polled last time. As showing too the exertions put forward for the church candidates, and how well their supporters worked and polled, it might be mentioned that this time the two Church candidates polled 2084, or as many within a hundred as were polled in 1895 for the three candidates—two Churchmen and the Roman Catholic, who then ran together. ABOUT THE VOTING, Mr Humphreys polled remarkably well in Henllan never so well. In the course of the counting there were 15 spoilt voting papers. Amongst the voting it was seen that the following plumpers" had been given, that is to say that the voters had given all their seven votes to one candid- ate:-For Cottom, 41 plumpers for Harrison Jones, 69 plumpers for Hum- phreys, 43 for Williams, 64 for Roberts 82 for Hughes, 38; for Evans, 22 for Keepfer, 44. UPSETTING THE RADICAL CALCULATIONS THE FUNNY TELEGRAM. So confident were some of the Radicals connected with the Nonconformist candi- dates that their men were high up, and especially that the two C.M. members wouli head the poll that they gave it out as unmistakable. As showing the confi- dence they had, the Radical scribe, who was going to send the news of our Radical victory to tho Echo, drew out his telegram with the names in the order in which they ought to come and were to come. Unfortunately for him the result did'nt come out as he and his friends exppeted. 9" 1 and either lie got a nt 01 tngnt or in nis astonishment lost his head and forgot to alter the position in which be had wrongly placed the candidates, or trusted to the Echo Sub-editor, who did'nt do it. So the telegram was published as sent, giving the two Calvinistic candidates first and second, whereas they were sixth and seventh, and putting the two Churchmen third and fourth, whereas they were first and third, and putting the Wesleyan fifth, 1 1 1 XT. h 1- 1 1 I wnereas ne was seconu. mo aouoi tne wish was father to the thought, and the party to which the author of the telegram belonged, had worked hard to secure the result indicated. Still, the "best laid schemes of mice and men gang aftr agky," and even in Denbigh the Radical party cannot always depend on having everything their own way.
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I DISASTRIOUS FIRE AT DENBIGH. THE LAST OF THE ANCIENT CARMELITE ABBEY. l On Monday evening last, whilst the voting for the election of the School Board candidates was in progress, the fire alarm was sounded about 7 o'clock, when it was discovered that the Ancient Carmelile A bhey, at Townstmd, was on fire. This five old abbey, founded in the thirteenth century, has of late years been used as a wool stores in the occupation of the late Mr Anwyl. The last speaker in the abbey was, it is believed, the Rev James Charles, of Bala. Immediately the alarm was given. the firemen were in attendance, namely, Capt R W Lloyd, Lieutenants J Morris Davies and W G Helsby, Sngineer Miller, Firemen Sale, Myddleton, Roger Pryoe, Nott, Joyce, Jones, Edgar (junior), Lloyd and William Hughes, the newly elected member, The manual engine was immediately got out with all the necessary appliances, and the brigade proceeded down to the scene wi'h great rapidity. The hose was quickly con- nected to the 6 inch main pipe under the railway bridge and run out a distance of about 300 yards, as far as the abbey. All the hose were in use and just reached. When the brigade arrived the place was one mass of flame, showing that the fire fiend had bad its freewill some time before the alarm had been given. The force of the water at the commencement was not very great, although the hose was attached ti) the 6 inch main, bat after a time matters wera put right and things proceeded satisfactorily. The flames, as they caught the large old 01k beams and rafters, were immense, and could be seen at Bodfari, a distance of about four miles, and all around the surrounding district. The fire produced quite a majestic scene, and there were hundreds of spectators present to witness it4 The slaves of the roof were scattered in aU directions, and were dangerous to anyone going too near. The inside of the building, being stocked with wool, when it was well alight, presented the appearance of a huge furnace. The flames enveloped part of one of the large elm trees situated close by and burnt some of the branches. The Brigade, seeing that it was of no use to try and save the building as the fire had got a complete hold, bent their efforts on saving a haystack c\o"e to the building at the back and the other outbuildings, which they did in a masterly way. Some wool, &a, was, however, saved by means which were a credit to the brigade. After making sure that the outstanding building, &c., were safe, the brigade then tried to subdue the fire inside. They WHe kept busy in their du'y until five o'clock on the following morning, when the Brigade left tha ruins in charge of Engineer Miller. Capt Lloyd congratulated the men on the excellent way ia which they bad done their duty. The thankg of the Brigade are expressed to Mrs Hughes for allowing her confectionery es- tablishment, at Townsend, to be kept open until a late hour, for tt" purpose of supply- ing them with refreshments, Lieut John Morris Davies came on duty in the day on Tuesday to relisve Engineer Miller, Capt Lloyd being unable to be present owiug to severe indisposition,having eyidently caught a severe cold whilst on duty. About half- past two the rafters in the corner of the building next to the haystack again com- menced to burn, and- it was found neces- sary to pr, cure water with which to extinguish it. This was soon done. Nothing of any consequence happened with regard to the fire after this, but one of the Brigade men were Itft in charge for ft-ar of furth, r developements. The fire brigade men had tome narrow escapee. Whilst Fire- man Joyce was in the act of trying to ex- tinguish the fire, an amount of debris lull on to him, and but for the stout helmet which he had on might have been seriously hurt. Lieut W G Helsby also in some way hurt his foot. The chancel window of the Abbey remains intact, everything being destroyed inside, so that only the bare walla remains. The place, we are pleased tosay, was inearcd, many people being ander the impression that it was not so. The cost of the damage is estimated at about £2,300 Wearo sure ail feel grieved at the loss sustained by Mrs Au wyt and family. How the fire originated is not known. The Assessor of the firm in which the place is insured arrived on Wednesday. Tha police were in attendance at the fire and rendered much help. The Brigade are to be thanked for the prompt and efficient way in which they carried out their duties without especially naming any one of them in- dividually, ai d when they are called out it cannot be said that they do not do their duty, for the manner in whioh they do do it is worthy of all praise. Archaeologists will greatly regret tie loss of a building of so much historio and ecclesiastical interest. As to the old abbey thus destroyed we quote the following description from the late Rev John Williams: DESCRIPTION OF THE ABBEY FROM "ANCIENT AND MODERN DENBIGH." "At the bottom of the town, on the road to St Asaph, a lane or drive turns off on the right to the old Abbey, or Priory, of St Mary. The chancel is the only portion of this sacred edifice remaining. The once beautiful per- pendicular eastern window is blocked up, except two of its lower lights, which open with a lattice casement. In the north wall is a pecnliar blocked-up window of five lights, appearing as so many lancets ranged under the same segmental arch. There was, evidently, a similar window in the south wall opposite. Below, on the same side, but nearer to the spot where the high altar stood, is a very beautiful specimen of the double piscina. There are vaults underneath which were used as repositories for the remains of departed inmates, and families of distinction. Some of the tombs were visible within the recollection of persons now living. These vaults are to be explored.—(A foot note says: Some months back, Ignatius Williams, Esq., of the Grove, got up a subscription for this purpose, and permission was readily obtained from Mr Owen, the proprietor, and his tenant. The SPYhfin U"!1Q nn.nl_1 iL. _1.1.- -] "V "f;;aj;;t:U to met! Lile vaults opeiieu, but nothing has yet been done. A similar subscription has just been started by the Chester Archaeological Society for exploring the Castle dungeons.) There is a tradition, or popular notion, that a subterranean passage leads from the Abbey up to the Castle. By the kindness of Miss Angharad Lloyd, authoress of the Ie nttquitieB of Mona," we are favoured with the following particulars :— Among some papers at Combermere Abbey I saw a copy of the inscriptions on tombstones then in the abbey. « Inscription upon ye D_- I 1 'I circumrerence jorasae 01 ye Droaa mardie scone nexte ye altar in the Chappel of ye Religious j House in Denbighe.' 4 Orate pro qjabui Thomce Salisbury militi, tt Domina Johanat uxoris ejus qui quidem Domin: Thom. Som obyt. die Jany. A.D. millessimo quingentessimo quinto et Domina JahaHa obyt quarto die mensis S'ptr. A.D. Mcccccyvi, quorum pj, abut Deus proprietvr, amen.' Upon another Brasse Plate there is • Orate pro nja Johnir Salusburie ar-nig-r qui quidem Johns Sall. obyt ii die mentis martii A.D. millino 1829 cujusaja proprietor Deus., .1 us ala propri e Nota., that all ye words ytt are underlined are now wanting, being the Brasse taken away by ye barbarous hands of the souldiers in ye late civi 11 wars.1 In the Rhyl MSS. there is an account of a fragmente of a Plate that doth memorie another Thomas Salusburie, buried in ve Religious House att Denbighe, also another ill 1 rant liati*Henrj Saluebury, eLnJ nnottc Brasse that doth memorise the Dau and r Heire of John Curteii,-Esq., and the alabaster Tomb for Syr Roger Salusbury and his Lady. This was the burying place of the Salusbury | famil3- from its foundation to the time of the Reformation. Evans, in his Walks through North and South Wales," probably copying from a "Description of England and Wales, 1769, tells us that Mabout the time of Henry III., Adam Salusbury founded and endowed, at this place, an abbey of black monks of the Bene- dictine order." Speed ascribes it to John de Sunimore-(Sunimore, San Maur, St Maur, or SEYMOVB, an ancestor of Jane Seymour, queen of Henry VIII., was captain of the garrison of Denbigh)—who lived in the fourteenth century. Pennant attributes it to John Salisbury of Lleweni, who, as appeared from a mutilated brass, was buried here in 1289. The Rev bir C J Salusbury, bart., in a reply to the author, says, The first Sir John Salusbury, ^|v'10 was a crusader, on his return from the Holy Land, founded the monastery at Denbigh, and was interred there in 1289, having married Katherine, daughter of the Lord Seymour and he also founded a very large monastic establishment in France, near La Fleche, the charter of foundation and endowments being still preserved in the archives of that French town." The Archmologia Cambrer-si-I states that Sir John gave the priory at Denbigh to Bardsey in 1284, but no mention of it is found among the Spiritualities or Temporalities of Bardsey at the Dissolution." It is not impossible that Seymour may have further endowed it, and raised it to the dignity of a separate abbey. It has also been said that it was a Cistercian priory, but ancient MSS prove that it belonged to the Carmelites. "The House, Stables, Demesnes, Terraces, I Gardens, Orchards." &c., of ve Priory of ye Carmelite Brothers att Denbighe, with woods, fisheries, pastures, &c., was granted by H S. in his 36 yetro reign to Robert Andrews of Hayle co. Gloucester, and Geo: Lyseley. Newcome says, "to Richard Andrews and William Lisle." It would, however, appear that, although its property was thus se- questered, the church itself was not desecrated until the time of Cromwell, when, "by ye iniquitie of those days," the sanctuary was converted into a stable, afterwards into a barn, and finally into a malt-kiln. Nothing bu'to e stroke of the flail and the rattle of the crushing mill has, for many a long year, been r where the monk once chanted his fup Te Drum, and his vesper hymn »n'd w Protestant reformer proclaimed *Tmpa truths of the gospel in more enlightened times. The eminent Charles of Bala was, we believe the last clergyman who preac e these walls, when, after his secession from the church, he visited the neighbourhood in the capacity of a Methodist itinerant. An old in- habitant told us that he recollected the service then being commenced by singing the 113th Psalm.—" Chwi xceision lJuw molwch yr Ion," <tc■ Ye servants of God praise the Lord," &c. And no man will deny that such was the ostensible objeeb of the founder of this religious house." Llewelyn ap Madog, bishop of St Asaph, who died in 1375, left forty shillinge for the Carmelites 01 Denbigh. Henry Standish, bishop of St Asaph, who, died in 1535, bequeathed to the Carmelite Brothers of Denbigh, twenty marks for build- ing the cloisters. Fratribus Curmelitis de Denbigh viginti marcas pro edificio elauitri." There were Capellanus Capellfe, and five or six priests, Carmelite Friars, in 1537. Browne Willis. (Our market is still supplied in part with the productions of the great Abbey Gardens.) From the destruction of the episcopal palace of St Asaph, during the Wars of Glendower," down to the Reformation, the bishops resided either occasionally or wholly at Denbigh, especially those two noted prelates, Parfew and Gould well. Denbigh was, no doubt, selected as their residence, not only on account of its proximity to their ancient seat, and the protection which a stationary garrison afforded, in those times of trouble and persecution, but for the congenial society of the Carmelite Brothers. Robert Warton, alias Warbington, aHas Parfew, was Abbot of St Saviour's Bermondaey, but he resigned his monastery to Henry v III. for a yearlv pension of £ 333 6s 8d.. and was consecrated Bishop of St Asaph in July, 1536, He dwelt much at Denbigh, and kept a so great a house and' retinue that he quite impoverished the see. He deprived all who refused to renounce the Pope's supremacy, and thus put a new dignitary into every stall in his cathedral, and a fresh preacher into every pulpit in his diocese, He held the see about nineteen years, and died in high favour with Queen Mary, on account of a Romish bias in his creed, notwithstanding he had opposed the Pope to humour her capricious sire. Thomas Gould well received the temporalities of the see of St Asaph, May 12, 1555, the 1st and 2nd of Phillip and Mary," and tho restitution in January following. He held the see only three years, during which time he was actively employed in the attempt to restore the Romish faith, and seems to have deprived all those dignitaries and superior clergy who had embraced the Protestant religion but it is very remarkable, that notwitbdtanding the number of collations made by him, that he preferred none but Welshmen—those only who were able to minister in "a tongue under- standed of the people;thus tnis Popish prelate left an example worthy the imitation of his Protestant successors. He prevailed upon the Pope to renew the indulgences granted to those who went on pilgrimage to St Winifred's Well. On the death of Queen Mary, and the succession of Elizabeth, he fled beyond the seas, with the patriotic Maurice Clynog, Bishop of Bangor, and was present at the I Council of Trent, 1562, living at Rheims in 1580, and died at Rome in 1581. He was a very learned and active person, and displayed an exemplary zeal in the cause which he espoused, and was, on that account, appointed by the Pope to confer orders on all such (fit) Englishmen as fled to Rome for the sake of their religion whilst his companion, Maurice Clynog, although learned, was not only an obstinate Romanist, but a hot-brained Welsh- Iran, who, by his partiality to his own country- men, caused a great faction between the Welsh and English students in the "Eternal City." John Griffith, L. L. D., afterwards Treasurer of Llandaff and Canon of Salisbury, was instituted Dean; and Maurice Griffith, a Dominican Friar, afterwards Bishop of Rochester, Chan- cellor of St Asaph, by Gouldwell, at Denbigh, September 27, 1556. In front of the Abbey House, is the lid of a stone coffin, so designed as to exhibit, from the waist upwards, a female figure in the attitude of prayer an illegible inscription, in ornamental letters, runs down the "border" on one side. The figure was, when found, covered with a sheet of lead, under which was an antique key, now in possession of R Williams, Esq., town clerk.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW. NO. V.-THE DOCTOR. fr. T. H. Smith, Royal Colonial Institute, Northumberland Avenue, W.C., writes: "I have much pleasure in taatifying to the superior qualities of your Vi-Oocoa over any fdiajilar preparalion in the market. I do this willingly aad unsolicited as I consider it a great boom to the public. I have personally experimented with the cocoas in thv market, and find that the great drawback to all of them was the slow'process of digestion and assimilil- tion. The diastase in the Malt not only assists digestion in your Vi-Cocos, but it also acceler- ates the digestion of other foods that are taken with the Vi-Cocoa. This I have personally testad, and can therefore speak from actual experience. Its wonderful recuperative power after exhaustion from fatigue is marvellous." No article of consumption has ever equalled the speedy popularity of Dr. Tibbies' Yi-Cocoa. ) We should think there are remarkably few bouses, if any, where it is not now in use. Ds. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa has positively popularised cocoa as a beverage; many people who never could make a habit of coeoa drinking, and only took a cup on a rare occasion, are now regular drinkers of Vi-Cocos. This is unquestionably a benefit from a public health point of view, as tea, however refreehing and beneficial when taken in moderation, has baneful effects when used excessively, as had too long been common. The progress of Dr. Tibbies' Yi-Cocoa has been quite phenomenal all over the country. It has been a steady and rapid advasoe, showing that people after getting it once wanted it regularly. Its praises are sounded on every hand, and tradesmen unanimously testify to its growing sales, and the eostinnal demand for the won- derful food beverage, which form, even to the veriest EceptieF, convincing proofs of the hold it has taken in public favour. Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa can be obtained from all Chemists, Grocers and Stores, or from 60, 61 and 62, Buribill Bow, London, B.C. As an unparalleled test of merit, a dainty sample tin of Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa will be sent free on application to any addresa, if when I writing (a postcard will do) the reader will name the Denbighshire Free Press,
CHRISTMAS FAT STOCK SHOW AT WREXHAM. On Monday last the annual Christmas Show and Bale ot fat cattle and sheep was held in Wrexham Smithfield by Mr Frank Lloyd, the entry comprised 256 cattle aud 850 sheep. Tbe sale was a record one, every beast being add. The prize winners were as followrg :-The North Wales Challenge Cap for the beet beast in the show, Mr H Dyher Dennis, the Bafod, with a magnificent Devon kullock, sold at 3 fat beasts, Mr W H Roberto, Tyddyn, with a polled bullooks, sold at £ 7915a 18arlioll beiier or bullock, Mr T E Parry, sold at £ 22; fat bull, Mr C Murless, sold at Y.24, pair of farmer's beasts, Mr James Matthews. sold at £ 31 15s; pair of fat bullocks or heiters divided between Mr John Hughes, sold at xw and £ 19 15s. aud Mr Jess* Roberts^sold at 10s and A22 5s; farmer's bull, Mr H IS Patry, J624; beet pen of 5 Scotch wttheru, Mr Lance- lot, Grtsford, 53s 6d each; beat pen of 5 Welsh wethers, Mr Charles Murless, 644 6d eroh; best pen of 5 sheep, any otber Borras. 54a 6d each. Messrs Allcook, Ltd., offered two prizes for the beat pair of fat beasts, the first going to Mr H Dylur Denm. for a pair of Devons, sold at L65 Mr Job Lee winning the farmer's class with a pair of polled bullocks, sold at e53 log. Mr A C Watson, Chester, offered two prize? for the beat fat bullock and beat fat heifer, fed on Bibby cake, the former going to Mr H Dylur Dennis, sold at £ 30, and the latter to Mr Jonu riugnes, sold at £ 20. Mr Dylur Dennis sold 5 bullocks, which averaged £32 lis; Mr Charles hfurless, made up to,930 10.; Mr Job Lea B to,227 5s; Mr W H Roberts' to £ 27; Mr Reeves to 24 j Mr H E Parry's to .£25 j Mr Jesse Roberts' to A23 5B Mr Frank Lloyd's to £ 23 5s; Mr T K Parry's to £ 22 Captain Ormrod's to £ 22 15s; Mr E Owens' to jC22; Mr F Jones' to 4520 15s Mr John Hughes' to £ 20. The Christmas pie show and sale is advertised for Monday next the 12th inat.
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WIT AND HUMOUR. X -4 Speaks for itself—The parrot. An ill will makes many heirs. Many women do crewel work with a yarn. It's queer, but henpecked husbands seldom* crow. Pill-makers are among the most eiperi boxers. ° Things that loom in the air are not necessarily heirlooms. Lots of men who aren't bigamists have ore- wile too many. 0 There is nothing more positive than a woman s negative. It is not so liaid to be wrong as to know that the other man is right. When the cook sings you may be sure ahe- lias a good range. A dentist's shop is usually situated OD.ia area of many achers. It is easier to teach babies to talk than it is to teach some men not to. The girl who hesitates may not be lost, but she is apt to become an old maid. A mother is never satisfied that she has washed her boy's face clean unless his kis*tst taste soapy. At the sea shore, between the sea swells and the land swells the landlord's banking account swells. An unsuccessful fisherman's motto There are as good fish in the market as ever were caught." The Maiden: "Claude, dear, hold th' umbrella more over me, or else th' people '11 think we're married." Mrs. Jones: Don't trouble to see me to the door, Mrs. Smith." Mrs. Smith: "Notroublft -quite a pleasure, I assure you I Never judge a man by the umbrella he carries* he may have just left an old cotton one for it at the restaurant he last patronised. Did your girl ever refuse you, or ever say, ISo before she finally consented ? No but since we've been married she says nothing else." Brown It's too bad about Jorgson drink. ing so. He's not half a bad fellow." Jones "No. He's a whole one. Yon can always tell the travelling bride- groom who has been married the second time. I He always know just when to let go when I el coming out of the railroad tunnel. Grumpy Pshaw Women can never keep a secret." Mrs. Grumpy C¡tn't, ch? Per- haps I haven't guarded the secret that the wed- ding-ring you gave me was plated Fair Young Creature (after some recitation) "Do you think I would do for a Juliet?" Manager (anxious not to hurt feelings) "tJ m —er—well, you'd look very pretty in the tomb. Patient: That medicine you gave me for my cold, doctor, cured me entirely." Doctor (in surprise): "Did it? Well, blamed if I don't believe I'll try it myself, I can't get rid of mine." Scene—Irish country railway-station. Porter (in a voluble but dreary monotone) The half-pasht nine-o-dock thrain win't slitart to- night till tin o'clock, and there'll be no lashb thrain!" Bloodgood: Well how did your bet with Miss Southmayd come out ? Travis It resulted in a tie." Bloodgood Why, how could that be 1" Travis: "A silk tie for me, don'tcher know." Ponsonby: I understand that Digby's wife is deaf and dumb." Snaggs: "That's so Wonder if she converses with her fingers ? Ponsonby: Guess so. Digby is about the baldest man I ever saw." I Young Mrs. Somerby (new at housekeeping) ? "Send me a nice halibut for dinner. a Maiketman (without flinching): "One be' enough ?" Mrs. Somerby: "I think ao, if you. pick out a good-sized one." In one of the Western St&tes there is a club of henpecked husbands. They meet once a week, that meeting being their only day of enjoyment and rest. When th\y adjourn, they call it the rising of the tied." Mrs. Bonbine (just awakened) George,' my dear, do you love me as much as you did when we were first married ?" Mr. Bonbine Why, certainly, my darling." Well, then," hustle out and start a fire in the kitchen." Miss Ethel (confidentially): "Do you know, Clara, that I had two offers of mi',ri:age last week ? Miss Clara (with enthusiasm) Oh, I am delighted, dear! Then the report is really true that your uncle left you his money ? Friend "I suppose you grieve very much over the death of your husband ?" Mrs. Snooks: Indeed I do. If I had utilized before he died the tears I've shed since he died, I'd have had half a dozen more dresses than I've got now." Papa: It's no use talking, Emma, these Sunday evening meetings have got to be shortened. My latest gas bill was enormous." Emma: It's not my fault. It wouldn't be half as big if mamma didn't come into the parlour so often." Young Lady Give me one yard of—why, haven't I seen you before ? Ribbon Counter Assistant Oh, Maud, have you forgotten me? I saved your life at the seaside last' autumn." Young Lady (warmly): "Why of course you did. You may give me two yards of this ribbon, please." "It's very mean," the young woman exclaimed. "What is the matter ? her mother inquired. "Before I married Herbert, I made him promise to pass every evening at home, with me, and he says he's sorry, but he can't take me to the theatre without breaking his' word. i Willie: Ma, I'm not afraid of policemen any longer." Mrs. Williams You're not, Willie ? Willie: "No. There was a.' policeman in the kitchen with cook last night,' and when I walked in on them, I could see that he was frightened half to death." 0 The wife of a country manager, with whom a celebrated actress was playing, being very jeal- ous of her, took an opportunity of abusing her before the whole company, and finished up by saying, sarcastically: I I You are a pretty young lady, iiid,od "And you, madam, are neither one nor the other," replied the star. Wife (to husband who had been absent during the night) I am ever so glad you left your pistol with me, darling. A burglar was liei-e last night, and I surprised bin" Husband: You brave little woman 1 Did you shoot at him ? No, I threw it at him. He: "Now that you have made me happiest of mortals, can I kiss yc (Bolton): "Never having, hid «•*but 7^; ;;r«- Kr-Sri married. You Jort V 1.VP very Rood luck 111 your matn- "Oh, I don't know. You see, I m the one .she limr- lied." v "Yon say your husband is a great whistler?" "Yes, indeed you ouglit to hear him some time my milliner's bill comes home." Read of Firm: "Mr. Travers, while yon ware at lunch your tailor called to collect;i, bill. I am surprised and pained, to le/irn that you are in arrears. Isn't it possible for you to live 011 your salary?" Travers: "Cer- tainly it M, sir; but you don't expect me to support my creditors too Landlord,(to departing guest): "I trust I may rely upon yotirrecoiiitiieildiiig my establish- ment?" Guest: I don't happen to have this moment a mortal enemy in the world HER EEVJiNGE. Why were you so cross to your husband at breakfast ?" k I couldn't help it. I felt as if somebody or burst. Just physical irrnt'^r0I1g. you know—and then everything "^e". coffee Breakfast was late, the steak burnt, febin, and the bread stale." ok ?» •" Th*n dHu't rou wold the COOK r *0*1.1 uR-rtnu A
— 6 CHARGE AGAINST A FATHER OF ASSAULTING HIS OWN CHILD. At a spfcial Borough Police Court, on Tuesday, before the Mayor (in the chair) and Mr W Mellard, Margaret Hughes, of 19, Abram's-lane, Denbigh, charged her husband, William Hughes, that he did assault and beat his child, aged eight years, on the previous day. Police-constable Williams I have asked two witnesses to appear, but they refused. Mr Mellard You did not subpeeoa them ? Williams: No, sir. Margaret Jane Hughes. the girl, who ap- peared in court, accompanied by her mother, said that last night her father whipped her with his hand because she was going to bed, but did not do anything else. Ho hurt her on the sore that she bad about her neck, and also the bottom of her back, with his hand. She tumbled down the stairs; her father pushed her down. The Mayor: About how many s'eps afa there. Did you fall to the bottom f The Child From the top to the bottom. Mayor Did yen fall on your head first.. Child No. Continuing, the child eaid she lost blood from her sore nowhere else. The Mayor (to the Mo:her): Did yon see this happen ? The Mother I wa3 not in the house at the time. It was about eight o'clock, and I only heard the child crying. 0 Father (prisoner), to the child Did I take you upstsirs ? The Child Yes. The Father: Did I throw you down P The Child; Yes. Police-const able Williams said that about ten minutes to nine he was sent by Supt Jones to the row in Abram's-lane. There was a lot ef people surrounding the house, and they wtre shouting that he (the father) was murdering the child. The child was crying, and the prisoner told her that if she cried what he would do for her. Prisoner came to the door and then went in again, took hold of the child and told her not to say anything. He went in and saw blood on the. child's pinafore. He asked the child who had done it, and she first answered her uncle, and then said her father, who had thrown her downstairs and got a stick and whipped her underneath her clothes. He then Jeft the police- constable, who accompanied him, in charge of the prisoner, and he and the mother went to the grandmother's boa"e to see what she kiasw about it, and he then came back aud charged the prisoner with assault. ing his child. The Mayor Was the man drunk ? VMtness: i es, sir. The Mayor Did you examine the child ? Witness I examined the child in the presence of the mother and found wails on her. Prisoner said he was not drunk on the night in question. It was the policeman who was drunk, and he (witness) was stand- ing by the door when the policeman came in. Jane Jones said she lived three doors away from Hughes' house. She only heard the child crying when she was returning home from her work about oicht o'clock and she saw the police-constable. The Mayor What sort of crying was it: was it screaming? The Mayor: The Bench have decided to reiaacd this case for three days, as it is evident that the case needs investigation. Prisoner (to the child) Have you seen the policeman to- day before ? The Child: Yes. Prisoner What did he say to you ? The Child I don't know. The Prisoner Did he say anything about me throwing you down stairs ? The Child No.
CORWEN. CorwaN PARBH COUNCIL.-The monthly meeting was held on Friday, under the presidency of Mr T Griffiths (chairman). A touisiiinication was received from the agent of the Rog estate with reference to a footpath requiring repairsi stating that the path in question was private property. A letter was teceived from Mrs ires acknowledging the vote of condolence passed by ths Council on the death of her husband. The term of office of Mr W Griffiths as trustee of certain charities having expired, Mr Hugh Jones (a councillor) was appointed in his stead. Tbe clerk was directed to write to the railway company with reference to canceling market lieiets f om Glyndj rdwy to Corvrn. j