A. MORRIS Widow of the Late JOHN MORRIS), Monumental Mason and Builder, Near the RAILWAY STATION. RUTHIN. Begs respectfully to return sincere thanks for the kind Patronage given in the past to her late husband and solicits the same in the future. All work entrusted to her shall have prompt attention and will be under the supervision of her son, WILLIAM DAVID MORRIS. 1686jy26
RUTHIN. XOTXCE.—Our Representative in Ruthin and the District is Mr E J Houlston, whose residence is at Elton House, Clwyd-street, Rutbin. All communications, notices of forth- coming meetings, advertisements, &c., sent to him at the above address, will receive proper attention. SCCCESS OF A RUTHIN VOCALIST.-We have much pleasure in recording the success of Mr Tom Williams, tbe George, at a test conceit held at Holywell on Wednesday night. He was successful in carrying the chief prize of the evening, and this coming after his recent success at Denbigh, the residents of Ruthin Ought to be proud of having such a famous vocalist, who is able to bring honour to the old town. We are sure that all lovers of music v. ish him further success. REIIEA]ASAL. -Yesterday (Thusday) evening quite a large number of persons connected with the C.M. cause in Ruthin and Denbigh and the surrounding districts congregated in the Tabernacle Chapel here, for the purpose of rehearsing1 their various parts preparatory to the great singing festival to be held in Denbigh in June. Under the conductorship of Mr R Harris Jones, Ruthin, the singing was fairly well rendered, and Mr J W Lumley and tbe Rev E J Wslliams, pastor of the chapel, spoke a few encouraging words, urging them to make the festival a success. A Cruiousry ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.— Some years ago Messrs Lloyd and Roberts, solicitors, of this town were actively and praiseworthily engaged in defending a person who was charged with a very serious offence, and for which he was sentenced to 20 years penal servitude. Writing from Millbank Prison, which is now destroyed, the prisoner expressed his gratitude for the efforts made on his behalf, but curious so relate he addressed the envelope thus:Lloyd and Robbers, Liars, Ruthin, Dambighshire." This is pre- served by Messrs Lloyd and Roberts as a memento of the event. PROPERTY SALE AT RUTHIN. — Desirable modern residence in farm buildings and about 1.0 acres of well-farmed arable and pasture land, known as "Bedyngharad," on Monday last, was offered for sale by public auction at the vVynnstay Arms Hotel, Ruthin, by Mr J E Davies, of Mold, who had received instructions from the trustees of the late Mr J T King, the owner of tbe property. The vendor's solicitor was Mr James F Addisoa, of Walsall, Staffordshire. The particulars having been fully explained by the auctioneer, Mr J W Lumley commenced tke bidding at 14000, and the property was finally disposed of to Mr Walter Hughes, of Walsall, Staffordshire, for 95,660. ST PETER'S CHURCH.—The statement of accounts of this Church for the past 13-ear iiave now been circulated amongst the parish- ioners. The receipts amount to .£120 6s lid, which includes a balance in the bank from the previous year of .£1 2s lid. The subscriptions amounted to Y,26 16s 6d, the collections .£46 14s lGd, and the offertories to j617 2s. The payment side shews that there has been carried to the additional service fund the sum of £21 6s and that there was a balance in the Bank of X4 6s lid. The subscriptions to the additional service fund amounted to jE22 2s, and to the organist fund Ll 6 2s with special collections of £10 3s 5d.
CONCERT AT GALLTEGFA. On Thursday evening an excellent concert was given in the Bryn Seion Chapel at Galltegfa, under the able chairmanship of the minister, the Rev D Jones, to an appreciative audience, when the following programme was gone through successfully Pianoforte solo, Mr W Christmas Jones. Doet, Awyr Cymru Fydd." Messrs W and Thomas Williams. Song, Forth to Battle," Mr Pntchard Jones. Quartette, On the Banks of Allan Water," Messrs W Williams and party. Recitation, "Y Fam a'r Pleniyn" (Mr Moody), Mr W Thomas. Song, 41 Gwald yr Eisteddfodam," Mr Thomas Williams. Song, II Yr hen Gerddor," Mr Pritchard Jones. rart song, Cydgan y Rhwyfwyr," Pendref Male Voice Party, under the conductorship of Mr Jos. Pritchard. Song, Baner ein Gwlad," Mr W Williams. Recitation, John Elias ar Green y Bala," Mr W Thomas. Duet, Lie treigla'r Caferi," Messrs J R McGowan and Pritchard Jones. Chorus, Comrades song of Hope," Pendref Male Voice Party. Song, Yr Anwyl Oen," Mr Pritchard Jones. Song, The two Grenadiers," Mr Thomas Williams. Recitation, «' Bone y Rheilffordd a'r dan," Mr W Thomas. Song, "Y Bachjjen dewr," Mr Thos Williams. The fcccompaniments were efficiently played jay Mr W Christmas Jones, and an enjoyable evening was brought to a close by the singing of "Hen Wladfy Nhadau." S K «
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PRESENTATION TO MR. HUGH WILLIAMS, OF THE BOARD SCHOOLS, RUTHIN. AFTER 80 YEARS AS HEADMASTER. A PATHETIC INCIDENT. For the past thirty years the Board Schools at Ruthin have been under the able supervision of Mr Hugh Williams as headmaster, but he has now tendered his resignation to the School Board because of his appointment as head teacher in one of the Concentration Camps in South Africa, for which country he will sail by the s.s. Gookha from Southampton to-morrow (Saturday). The teachers, general public, and the school children decided to make him a presentation in the form of a purse contain- ing £24 6s 9d., and this occurred on Wednesday, at the schools, when there were present the Rev Isaac James, Mr R Harris Jones, Mr Francis Dowell, Mr Ezra Roberts, Mrs R Beech, Mrs Griffiths (Market-street), Mr Joseph Williams, Mrs Williams (Park-road), Mrs Roberts (Clwyd- street), Mr H Aldrich (late pupil teacher of Mr Williams), and the members of the teaching staff of the school, together with Mr and Mrs Williams. Rev Isaac James proposed that Alder- man Ezra Roberts, the clerk to the School Board, take the chair. Mr Dowell having seconded, the motion was carried unanimously. Mr Ezra Roberts having thanked them, said he ought to explain the reason of the absence of the chairman, Mr T J Rouw. They all knew no doubt of the death of Mrs Rouw's father, and Mr Rouw would have been amongst them but for this sad occurrence, because he was heart and soul in all movements connected with the Board School (hear, hear), and he was one of the first to suggest that a testimonial should be presented to Mr Williams (hear, bear). He (the speaker) had been connected with the school for upwards of 35 years, and this was the second occasion upon which they had had to perform what they were doing that day during that period-that of bidding farewell to the head teacher. He well remembered the arrival of Mr Williams 30 years ago as a spritoly lad of 20, not any taller than he was to-day (laughter), but he had not the venerable growth about his face that he had now. But when he came here, he (Mr Roberts) could assure them that whatever his appearance im- pressed upon the children they soon found out that he came there to command and direct, and that it was their business to obey (hear, hear). He secured discipline in the school immediately, and he kept it up to a high pitch during the whole of his stay, aud that-to his credit be it said- without any cruelty or any force, but by force of character and conduct, firmness and determination to keep the school en- tirely in his hands, and he had succeeded ia doing so (applause). Heals. raised thb attendance of the school in a very short time, and raised it to the high state of efficiency suoh that at the present time the school was considered by those who were able to form an opinion as one of the very best schools within the district of the pre- sent inspector (applause). No doubt he had received the valued assistance of the teachers and the Board whieh might be compared to rolling waves of the sea, changing from time to time, but during the whole period Mr Williams had been immovable like the rock under the waves (hear, hear). There bad been no changing, no motion, but he had been firm. There had been motion however in another direction, or how had Mr Williams succeeded in bringing the school up to its present high state of efficiency. Had Mr Williams been thoroughly dead as it were, or incompetent, he could not have done so. Mr Williams, as they were all aware, had very high qualifications as a teacher, as had been evidenced in that school, but more than this he was a student, a reader, and he kept his mind well furnished from year to year (hear, hear). It had been said of Dr Chalmers, who was a very great teacher, that although he was a man of excellent knowledge and gifted ability and conduct, still he used to prepare for his class every day, and when someone asked him the reason of so doing, Dr Chalmers replied, "I like my students to drink of of running waters and not of still waters." Such might be said of Mr Williams (hear, hear). He had kept reading year after year, bad kept his mind fresh 08 all sub- jects, and had imparted the knowledge to his scholars, and it was to him, notwithstanding whatever help he may have had that the success of the schools was due (hpar, hear). Mr Williams was now going to leave them, but although in one sens;) the departure was a sad one, they must not allow him to go away in sadness, or make him more sad. They hoped he would face his new duties with renewed spirit. He was going to teach new children, md now at his age, almost going to begin a new life, and he (Mr Roberts) hoped he would do so not with a sad, but a light heart. He was sure Mr Williams severed his connection with them with all good wishes from the public I generally, the teachers, and the children who had been, and were then under his care. He (Mr Roberts) had followed the career of some of the pupils who had been under Mr Williams' care, and they now filled important positions in life (hear, hear). They would look back with pleasure at the instruction they had re- ceived from Mr Williams, and feel ex- tremely grateful in their hearts for the help he had given them (hear, hear), to enable them to gain the high position that they were in at the present time. He hoped those children present would also hereafter look back with pleasure at the time given and the instruction imparted to them by their teacher also that his example would always be in their mind, ind act as an incentive to them, by which they would, as far as lay in their power, liken be able to improve themselves nu-i setter themselves in every way, and ihns raise themselves to a high position in future life. He was sure the good wishes if one and all went with Mr Williams, md that the present wrench was keenly elt by all, of the departure of ono wlm tad been of so great an assistance to them 11. The testimonial that day he t honght xpressed the g'od wishes of a!tli e town and the locality at large—towards Mr Williams. They all hoped that the sunshine of success and happiness would ever shine upon Mr Williams in his new sphere of labour, and that long life and happiness would attend him (hear, hear). Not only so, but he hoped Mr Williams would find open doors for his children to I better themselves and to help forward their career in life. He hoped these wishes would be fully realised when Mr Williams arrived at his new home (hear, hear). They wished him every happiness, good health, and a long life, also his wife and children (applause). Rev Isaac James, who spoke in Welsh, said the unexpected often happens," and so Mr Williams was leaving them. But who would have ventured to predict any- thing of the kind a few months ago ? He was always under the impression that Mr Williams would remain in Ruthin in charge of the school so long as health and strength would permit. The Board had ever appre- ciated his service and character to the highest degree, and of that Mr Williams must be conscious (hear, hear). The child- ren loved him; and the testimonial now presented to him showed what place he possessed in the estimation and affection of all the teachers of the school. All this made the Headmaster happy and satisfied, so when they heard of his decision to resign it was regarded as one of the wonders of the day. However Mr Williams had his reasons for the important move, and Mr James could assure him that he would take with him to South Africa the best wishes of the Ruthin people, especi- ally those who were most immediately con- nected with the school (hear, hear). As senior member of the Board his mind went back to the formation of the Board. Many changes had taken place in its constitution since then also in connection with the school, but the present change was the most important one. However he was glad to see Mr Ezra Roberts present that day. He was the first clerk to the Board and had continued in that capacity throughout the generations of it, as the light of day to direct and show them the way they should go. He believed that no Board had a more efficient officer than he was (applause). Mr Francis Dowell also spoke in similar terms. He sincerely hoped that they would see Mr Williams again, and until that time might God be with them all (applause). Mr Ezra Roberts said that Mr James, in the course of his remarks, had referred to the incredibility of the news of Mr Williams' departure. He, like Mr James, had thought that Mr Williams had become an irremovable quantityl in the town of Ruthin, as he had lived here for so many years, and that he would die in peace. Had someone told him that Moel Fammau had jumped from her chair he could have beleived it as soon as the resignation of Mr Williams to depart to South Africa. But no sooner had the news become a fact than, as he had said, the Chairman of the Board suggested that something should be done to show their good feeling towards Mr Williams. The teachers at once j; met together, and they decided to take the thing in hand, and had made the testi- monial a success. He would not read the whole list of subscriptions, but would say that all the members of the Board had con- tributed, as had a very large number of the general public, as well as the teachers and children. The amounts collected were: Miss M Lewis, X5 Is 3d; Miss M Pugh, JE5 2s Id Miss Mabel Roberts, Cll 18sld; Miss Winifred Halley, 11s 9d; and Mr E Powell Jones, tl 13s 7d, which made a grand total of R24 6s 9d (loud and continued applause). In handing Mr Williams the purse, he said there was a certain amount of sadness mingled with pain. There was also a degree of pleasure. Mr Williams well knew the relations which had existed between them for the last 30 years, not from an official point of view, but the great and deep friendship which had prevailed throughout that period. He thought he could say, and he believed Mr Williams would thoroughly agree with him, thatduring the whole time not one shadow had passed between them. He fel extremely sorry at the departure, yet he hoped Mr Williams' prospects would brighten and his chief hopes be realised. The sub- scriptions included the sum of X3, which had been given by the childrea in pennies (applause). Mr Roberts then handed the purse to Mr Williams amidst loud applause, saying I have great pleasure, in the name of the subscribers, in handing you this purse containing £24 6s 9d. I forgot to mention one thing, continued the speaker, that the purse was given to you, Mr Williams, by Miss Annie Grace Roberts, one of your former scholars (applause). Mr Williams was then about to address the assembly, but was overcome wih emotion, and this feeling acted upon others, so that there was scarcely an eye which was not bedimmed with tears, amongst the whole assembly, and the scene was indeed pathetic. In the course of his remarks, Mr Williams said it was very difficult indeed to find words to express his thanks to them all for the excellent and magnifi- cent testimonial they had given and the kind words spoken—too kind by far—by Mr Roberts and the other gentlemen. He did not feel worthy of such a testimonial and to be the recipient of so much kind- ness. Certainly it was very comforting to hear such kind words spoken about him after having been amongst them for so many years. He would never forget them. He felt in a much more difficult position than he had ever felt before, and almost felt like asking the Board to take him back again. He had already thanked the Board for their kindness, also Mr Roberts, who had ever been a true friend to him during the thirty years he had been in Ruthin. He did not know how he would have pros- pered had it not been for that friendship and support. I only hope, my dear children, concluded Mr Williams, that the school will prosper in the future and that you will keep up its reputation-a reputa- tion gained before I overcame here. I can only thank you all once more for your great kindness, which I shall certainly never forget (applause). Mr Ezra Roberts thought the children were hardly in a mood for singing a parting song, and -would not ask them to do so. Indeed it would be cruel, he thought, to do so (hear, bear). Mr Williams: I wish to say one word. I wish to publicly thank my fellow-teachers for the loyal support they have given me during the period I have been here. Mr Dowell said there was a duty which they must perform, and pass a hearty vote of thanks to the teachers for their kindness, and the time they had spared towards col- lecting the monies (applause). Rev Isaac James seconded the proposition, which was carried with acclamation. A hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman on the proposition of the Rev Isaac James, seconded by Mr Williams, brought the meeting to a close. A word or two as the children would not be amiss they all looked neat and tidy, and reflected credit upon the parents and teachers by their obedience and respectful attitude during the whole of the afternoon. During the early part of the proceedings, Myfanwy Simon, of Llanrhydd Mills, in the infants' department, sang The old black I Cat," as did Griffith Jones, Mwrog-street, in a pleasing manner, under the condttctor1 ship of Miss Pugh. Springtide is return- ing" was also efficiently rendered as a part song by the scholars, under the able leadership of Mr E Powell Jones. PRESENTS FROM THE TABERNACLE CHAPEL. Since Mr Williams came to reside in Ruthin, he has being a faithful attendant, together with his wife and family, at the Tabernacle Chapel, Indeed, for 25 years, he has been a faithful teacher in the Sunday School connected with that Cause, where his valued services have been much esteemed, and on the same evening of Wednesday he was again the recipient of presents as tokens of the good wishes from the attendants at this place of worship. The Rev E J Williams, pastor of the chapel, presided, and presented Mr Williams, who was accompanied by his wife, a set of gold links and studs from his musical friends also a gold pendant from the Sunday School Teachers. The Pastor made the presenta- tion in suitable terms, expressing the hope that Mr. Williams would long be spared to continue his good work in South Africa, such as he had always done in Ruthin (applause). Mr Williams returned thanks in appropri- ate words; and speeches were made by Messrs Ezra Roberts, 0 R Owen, Jesse Roberts, R A Jones, William Owen, Griffiths, and others, each of whom wished Mr and Mrs Williams and family long life and happiness.
ST. ASAPH. ST ASAPH SMITHFIELD. —Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons had a record sale yesterday (Thurs- day), when they cleared the stock out at record prices. There was an extraordinary clearance of fat bullocks, which made up to £ 24 15s lambs made jei 10s 6d; fat calves JM 15s. Buyers were present from Carnarvon, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Wrexham, Dudley, and all the leading centres. The Coronation sale will take place on June the 19th instead of the 26th of June, as there will be an extra demand during the Coronation festivities. SUDDEN DEATH OF AN EMINKNT THEOLOGIAN AT ST BEUNO'S COI.LEGE.-On Saturday last, with great suddenness, there passed away in the person of the Rev Father Clare. S.J., one of the most noted and popular members of the Jesuits Society. He was in his seveny-fifth year, and had been a member of the above society for fifty-five years. He was a Lancas- shire man, educated at Stonyhurst College, where he afterwards spent some time as a professor from 1875 to 1889 he was in charge of the important Catholic parish of St Francis Xavier, Liverpool, and he there made many life long friends amongst both Catholics and Protestants. He then removed to Oxford University, where he was engaged in most important theological work in the interests of his cc-religionists. He afterwards engaged in missionary work in Preston and other large Catholic centres returning again to Liverpool to spend three years in most assiduous minis- tration amongst the poor of that great citv. He was then appointed Professor of Theology and Lecturer at St Beuno's College, with which he combined the duties of parish priest he has also during his residence at St Beuno's conducted a great number of successful and important retreats for both clergy and laity. Five years ago he published a number of most valua-ble volumns on "Science and the spiritual life," which are considered gems of profound learning and eloquent expressions of deep study. During the two weeks preceeding his death he had conducted a retreat for students in preparation for ordination, and also a series of lectures and addresses to priests in retreat, devoting nine hours a day to the work, deliver- ing short addresses each half hour; his energy and vitality being marvellous for his advanced age. On the day of his death he performed his ministerial duties as usual, visiting with his usual genial kindheartedness a sick member of his parish he then partook of a light lunch and a bath, and immediately afterwards he passed away like a child falling asleep-the spirit of gentleness which had accompanied him through life being with him even in death. His funeral took place at Pantasaph on Tues- day last, and was attended by a large number of his sorrowing fellow workers at St Beuno's and other places. He will be much missed in the community to which he belonged and deeply regretted by all who were so fortunate as to come within the scope of his ministration
THE CONGREGATION ALISTS MUSICAL FESTIVAL. Yesterday (Thursday) the Congrega- 0 tionalists of Denbigh, Ruthin and Rhyl districts held their annual musical festival in the Wesleyan Chapel, St Asaph. There was a large congregation, and the musical portion passed off most successfully. The children were catechised in the afternoon by Mr Bellis, Denbigh, and answered in an intelligent, bright and hearty manner. The conductor of the festival was Mr Pritchard, Abergele. The chairman was Mr Richard Jones, Stanley Park, Rhyl, and was supported by the Rev D Jones, Ruthin. The Rev Thomas Jonps, pastor of the Green Chapel, Denbigh, efficiently carried out the duties of honorary secretary and Mr W James, Denbigh, was instrumental in forming the orchestra which accompanied the singing and gave great help and charm to the same. The orchestra was composed of the following ladies and gentlemen 1st and 2nd violins, Miss Drummond, Miss Jones, Miss L James, Miss May Hughes, Miss Bibby, Miss Bevao, Miss M Williams, Dr Frank Jones, Messrs A Lloyd Jones, W James, R T Williams (Llandudno), J P Griffith (Conway), G Griffith, D C Williams, F Francis (Llan- dyrnog), and M Morris, Denbigh. Violas Mr J Lloyd Williams, Denbigh, and Mr Trehearne, Rhyl. Bass Mr Lloyd Jones, Holywell, and Mr Morris, Ruthin. Flute Mr Simon Bryan, Denbigh. Oboes Mr Jenks, Rhyl, and Mr Williams, Mold. Clarionettee Mr J Jones, Denbigh. Cornet Mr Evans, Denbigh. The evening gathering was well attended and of a very enthusiastic character. It was entirely a singing meeting, and passed ofT successfully.
Lodge: "This, from all appearances, is enterprising I own." Iloilge "From what appear minus, pray?" Lotlge: Well, the number of lamp-posts, for instance." flotige: How do yon figure out that Lliey are proofs of eit Lei-pi-ise ? Lodge Easily enough they demonstrate (hat the mule citizens have visible means of suppoit." Then," and her eyes sought the last embers of theilyinu Hie, "you ate not kind aa a husband should be. Yon never give me auy jewels." 'I Jewels I aut1 his basso voice seemed to come from his heart. II YOllluk foi jeiielrs ? Anyone with diamond ever-, ruby lips, and teeth of pearl ask for jewelm ? Why, the rarest jewels gold could bny would only be superfluous." Theu, for the fiist time for days, she kissed him. —- "So you've decided not to buy Lord llaiduppe's castle, I. >: you ? "So you've decided not to buy Lord llaiduppe's castle, I. >: you ? so yes," said Mr. IS c«v rneks he wanted to include 10,000 butties of old wine at lialf a sovereign a bottle, and admitted that some of it was forty rears old. Why, I Cliff get iL right from the vim yard foi thftt,
ABERGELE. ABERGELE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—At the monthly meeting on Monday, Mr Thomas y I Evans presiding, a general district rate of 3s 6d in the X for the ensuing year was adopted, this being an increase of 3d in the A on last year. A letter was read from the London and North Western Railway Company requesting the Council to take steps to remove the sewage tanks adjoining their embankment on the foreshore to a safer site, as they contemplated making important alterations in their present vicinity. It was stated that to do this would mean an expenditure of at least £1,000, and it was decided to reply to the company to the effect that they would undertake t6 remove the tanks provided the company contribute fairly towards the cost of doing so. ABERGELE AND ITS A VENuE.-Abergele has for some time past been in a difficulty as to the name it should bestow on the avenue which it has recently widened from Pensarn to Abergele town. The Countess of Dundonald very gener- ously offered to give the council the necessary land for widening the road. This gift was to celebrate the relief of Ladysmith, and at the meeting of the council on Monday night the matter was set at rest by the receipt of a letter from the countess stating that she preferred that the avenue should be called Dundonald, whereupon the council with much enthusiasm settled the matter, and the fine new road will be known after Lord Dundonald. The cost of carrying out this improvement has been heavy, and a further expenditure of 21,400 was decided upon by the meeting.
ABERGELE JsOTES. It is with profound regret that I record the death of Mr William Littler, which took place at Sheffield House, shortly after one o'lock on Saturday last. The deceased had been in business as a grocer in Aber- gele for about thirty years. He was for a great number of years a very popular member of the old Local Board and the St Asaph Board of Guardians. There was never any need for him to do much can- vassing work at blecl ions, cecause his election was always a foregone conclusion. And no wonder, for he was a man that would go out of his way to do anyone a good turn. He was a philanthropist in the very best sense of the word. At any public meeting when it came to asking for financial support towards any deserving cause, he was sure to be to the front. He sold his business a few months ago, and he has told me more than once since then that an idle life did not suit him. Ever since he left his old home it was quite apparent to all his friends that he could not stand the strain of that heavy cough, with which he was suffering, much longer. Three weeks or so ago he had become too weak to take any outdoor exercise, and from that time he gradually sank until the end came peacefully on Saturday. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and was a very large one. Much sympathy is felt for Mrs Littler and family in their very sad bereavement. The local corps of Volunteers ought to feel on very good terms with themselves. The Countess of Dondonald has built them an ideal armoury and clubroom, the rent of which will be paid by the Government. In addition tfil this, Mrs Scott, Plas Ucha, has recently presented Captain P Jones, the commanding officer, with a sum of Y,100 with which to purchase a first-class billiard table with all accessories, as well as every other kind of game imaginable, from dominoes up to ping-pong. Everything connected with the place is replete with all modern appliances, and the company are under a great debt of gratitude to Mrs Scott for her handsome gift, and to Capt Jones for the indefatigable manner in which he has gone out of his way to make his subordinates comfortable and happy. Private William Tracey, of the 3rd King's, Liverpool, may be a crack shot on the battlefield, but he is no great shakes at the game of deserting. On Friday he was walking through Market-street trying to act the innocent, when Police-constable Pendlebury walked up to him, and in a gentlemanly, but convincing manner, told him that he had been looking for him for several days. What for," queried Tracey. Come up to the police station, and I will tell you all about it," quoth Pendlebury. "Just my luck," said the unfaithful gentleman in Khaki, I had a presenti- ment that I was going to be nabbed to-day." Later in the day he was brought up in custody before Dr Wolstenholme charged with being a deserter. He pleaded guilty and was committed to Ruthin gaol to await an escort. « Excitab'e readers should take a dose of something for their nerves before reading any further than the first full stop in this paragraph. Do you feel stronger ? Right. Well, we are going to have a drop in the price of gas very soon • A committee of the Abergele Horse Show was held at the Bee Hotel, on Saturday. Those present were Messrs I D Williams, Tygwyn (in the chair), A Foulkes, Thomas Evans, John Williams, Bronfelen J D Jones, Bodoryn Edward Ellis, Berthtopic J Kerfoot, W Owen, Hendre fawr W Conwy Bell, E Mostyn, John Jones, Pantidda, and the secretary Mr D Thomas, Town Hall. It was unanimously decided to hold the show this year as usual. A feeling was expressed that the present field is not spacious enough, but the matter was left in abeyance for another week or so.
THE KING AND MKS SPURGEON.- The King and Mrs Spurgeon, the widow of the great preacher, have just had a little battle of courtesy. Hearing that the King was reducing his stock of swans, Mrs Spurgeon asked to be allowed to purchase one. Sir Francis Knollys replied that the King would gladly present a bird to Mrs Spurgeon. Then the lady offered her grateful thanks, but the last word remained with the King, who wrote to say that it had been a gratification to him to give pleasure to Mrs Spurgeon. The "Baptist," which tells the story, adds that the bird—a very fine one has been named His Majesty."
TUE -^ING AND HIS CROWN. The viag, it is now stated, will wear hit roW8 on the journey back from Westminster Mlb-r to Buckingham Palace after the Corona- tion. On the journey to the Abbey before the great ceremony his Majesty will, in all proba- bility, wear no headgear at all. On the second day his Majesty will not wear a crown. The great pageant of June 27th will be for the most part a military cavalcade, and it is understood that his Majesty will be in military uniform when he drives in the long procession of soldiers from every part of the empire, Ia order that the hundreds of thousands of his subjects along the route of fourteen miles may have a good opportunity of the King, the Sreat Stage coach of the fin-r day will b« iscarded and a lare* new ran-infe, now being boilt in London, will be used instead.
NIGHT AND MORNING WOMEN. Machinists, tailoresses, and all women who have to work from morning to night to make ends meet cannot afford to consult a physician when they get run down or out of sorts. Neither is there any need. In Charles Forde's Bile Beans they have a certain remedy for all liver and digestive disorders and it is out of liver derangement and indigestion that most of the ailments connected with sedentary work arise. If the liver is sluggish, if you feel drowsy and tired, if you have frequent head- aches, and fits of depression, rest assured that you need some corrective. Bile Beans have stood the test of time. They will not fail you. 1 Obtainable for one and three-half pence or two and nine per box from your own chemist, or post free by sending price to the Bile Bean Manufacturing Co., 119 and 120, London Wall, London, E.C. Don't accept any substitute or anything represented as just as good." anything represented as just as good."
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS. Loyalists at:Capetown. Central News Agency, Capetown, says the Loyalist Legistators in both Houses of Assembly, have petitioned the Imperial Government to suspend the Cape Constitu- tion. The Test Match. Rain fell all night at Birmingham, and at 11 o'clock to-day, it was raining, so that there is no prospect of resumption of play for some time. WHEN PEACE is DECLARED. MAKING THE RESULT KNOWN. We have taken every means j for obtaining the quickest possible I information by SPECIAL TELEIUIAPHIC AND TELEPHONIC MESSAGES of the Official Announcement of Peace. We shall not publish mere rumours, but SHALL AWAIT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. When our special messages arrive they will be published, and we shall immediately communi- cate with the Town Clerk, in order that the Fire Bell may be rung or any other method of making the news known, which Mayor and Town Clerk desire. Stop Press News.
The King to-day attended the ceremony of trooping the colours of the Foot Guards, and presented new colours to the Irish Guards. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family were present. The weather was dull. Paris, Friday Count Buelow's inter- view, published in the Figaro, says that the Triple Alliance would be renewed with- out modification and the International situation was excellent. Rain generally intefered with cricket. Sussex made 276 for 6. It is hoped to resume play in the Test match after lunch.
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A case was heard recently at the Swansea County Court, of considerable interest to wheelmen, as it touched on the liability of dog owners when their animals attacked cyclists or motorists. By the decision of liis Honour, Judge G. Williams, owners of dogs ,He re- sponsible for damage caused to wheelmen through their rushing at them. The plaintiff in the case claimed tlO 15s., damage done to his motor bicycle, alleged to be caused through the defendant's dog. The dog rushed at the plaintiff when riding, who, in endeavouring to protect himself, slipped and tell. In giving judgment for the amount claimed. His Honour remarked that he could not conceive how people will stick to these mongrels of theirs after they have been warned that they will get into trouble. An incident recently occurred in the Mid- lands, which whilst not creditable to cyclists as a body, is so amusing as to warrant our re- peating it in this column. A party of three cyclists called at an inn for dinner, and had a most substantial repast, wines and cigars com- pleting the meal, in which the proprietor was invited to join. The bill was asked for, and the trio joked as to who should ray, Tossing, selling the pony, and other methods were suggested, but all were voted too tlat, when one of the riders suggested a ra -e. was a capital idea, in which the host eagerly entered, offering his services as starter, judge and tin^r. With watch in band, the host, cried —Go and off went the three cyclists on their journey. Mine host acted his part as starter, well, but somewhat failed in judging his men and as to timing, well on this point we cannot state an opinion, for up to the time of writing the men have not arrived at the winning post.
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