RUTHIN. TO CORRESPONDENTS AND ADVERTISERS. OUR RESinEXT RUTHIN REPORTER (Mr E J Houlston, has new taken up his permanent resi leoce in Mount-street). All correspondence and business matters entrusted to him on our behalf will he treated with the utmost con- fidence. Address Mr E J Houlstoa, Free FruI reporter. Mount-street, Ruthin.
Christmastide at St Qatar's, Ruthin. HANDSOME GIFTS TO THE CHURCH. DEDICATION ShBVlCfc. CHURCH HOUSE OPR^El BY LADY NAYLOR LEYLAND. St Peter's Church, Rutbin, was, as usual, tastefully decorated for Cbri-ttnas- tide, the interior of the saoreti niifice presenting a pleasing appearance, wuiht the Christmas festival of this yeai* rendered interesting by virtue t smie handsome gifts presented to the church. The decorations were under the sipfrvis- ion of Mrs Bulkeley Jones, The Cloisters, who decorated the altar; the other iadies and gentlemen who lent valuable assistance in this respect being Mrs D Herbert .Pie/'co and Miss Evans, Church House (the pulpit), Mrs Rouw (the font), Misses Glynne Jones (the windows), Misses Jones, Holland House (the lectern); Mr F Davies, Clois- ters C ttage (the east window); and Mr Charles Williams, verger and parisn clerk (the pillars). Christmas Day opt-ned with a celebration of the Holy Communion at 8-15 a.m., followed by celebrations at 10 a.m. in Welsh; and at 11 o'clock; there being also a celebration at 9 a.m. at St Meugan's Church. The other services during the day were as usual the Welsh preacher for the day being the Rev Chancellor Bulkeley Jones, M.A., and the English, the Rev D Herbert Pierce, B.A., curate. The musical arrangements, which were admirably carried out, were in the hands of Miss Edwards, the organist. On Boxing Day a service, unique in the annals of Ruthin Church history, was held at 2-45 p.m. for the parpose of a threefold dedication. Firstly, the Church House secured to the parish, owing to the inde- fatigable efforts of the warden (Rev Chancellor Bulkeley Jones), under the will of the late Mrs Naylor Leyland, of Nant- clwyd, which will prove a great boon to the parish, inasmuch that previously there was no suitable place for the holding of Bible, and communicant and other classes.. The church house adjoins the church, and is situate on the site of the old Grammar School buildings. Secondly, a magnificent brass eagle lectern presented by Miss Gabriel Roberts, of Record-street, Ruthin, who has for many years been associated with Ae parish; her brother having been at one time curate of Llanrhydd. The east end of the church will undoubtedly be greatly improved with this splendid gift. Thirdly, a most handsomely worked festal chalice veil presented by Mrs Balkeley Jones, of the Cloisters, who, it might be mentioned, has worked and presented most of the exquisite embroidery with which the church is adorned, and for which it i? justly renowned. The service, at which Lady Naylor Leyland and party were present, com- menced with the solemn chanting of the 68th psalm, "Let God arise," in procession around the church by the choir and clergy. The minds of many of the older parishion- ers were touched with the remembrance of a former occasion; the opening of the church after its restoration, on All Saints' Day, 1359, when the same psalm was chanted in procession through the parish of Ruthin. The service was intoned by the Rev D Herbert Pierce. The lesson was read by the Rev Chancellor Bulkeley Jones, after which the choir chanted a Te Deum of Praise. At the conclusion of the Te Deum, Chancellor Bulkeley Jones advanced to the step of the chancel and delivered the following address:—I now propose to speak to you briefly on this interesting occasion, so far as I can do so when suffer- ing from a severe cold and cough. We are assembled here this afternoon for a three- fold purpose, or in other words, with three objects. First, to dedicate the Church House, the bequest of our dear departed sister, whose memory we in Ruthin cherish with reverence, affection, and respect. We also welcome with pleasure and gratitude to-day her representatives by blood and marriage. It has long been felt that we Churchpeople were in need of a central room of moderate size where meetings of com- municants, bible classes, and other kindred meetings could be conveniently held. We have a spacious and admirable building for our large Sunday school at Brynbyfryd, but that is at the eastern end of the town, whereas our Church House, being a part of the old Grammar School, occupies a central position. Our second purpose is to dedicate an eagle lectern of brass, the gift in memory of the parents of a lady long resident in Rotbin. To dedicate a chalice veil for the service of the altar is our third purpose. But all three are subsidiary objects. Our primary duty when we come to Church is to worship Almighty God, and this thought brings mo to notice and im- press upon you the character of the service this afternoon. The 68th Psalm was selected to be chanted in procession. Why ? This Psalm is not only appropriate in itself, and notably in the last verse, 0 God, won.derful art Thoa in Thy holy places;" lbut I may mention to you that it was chanted by the choir in the streets of Ruthin in the year 1859, on All Saint's Day, when we took possession of our restored and renovated Church after the completion of the spire. Nearly half a century has elapsed since that event, and the present occasion is similar, though of inferior importance to the costly restora- tion of this noble fa. The Psalms, com- posed 1000 years before the birth of Christ, may be regarded next to the scriptures of the New Testament as the most remarkable Book in existence. They represent too in a striking (manner the hopes and fears, the joys and sorrows, and the passions of humanity. Verses of the Psalms have been on the lips of Emperors, Popes, Roman Catholics, Puritans, on the most critical crises to which human nature can be sub- jected. I might mention many, but I will confine myself to two instances. Thomas Arnold, the greatest headmaster of a public school which this ooantry has ever known, exclaimed, when on his death-bed [■suffering from the agonies of angina pectoris, give me the comfort of Thy help again stablish me with Thy own spirit," and pure spirit returned to that God w And now for my second e*a iS-I will name a woman. Whatever may hav, been the life and conduct of Mary VVen of Scots, about which I historians differ to the end of time, she went to fate with high resolve and wt4auatea co,Spg6, saying before she laid •her- Hack upon block, "In Te domine and vjcordlng to another acoouijt, Into ~hands I commend my agirit. To specially ohoaeu for this day's service 1 n^d but refer in a few words. It forms a portly cf dedication of Solomon's Temple~^at was not the temple which wps destroy^ by the Romans. And now I will proceed to Dedication which I have pltcitydy exp^o^i. The iollowiag prayers of deflation were then offered up by the Warden (11,0 Lord God, Who art the G, of all wisdom, wiliest that children sld be rbrougt. up in the fear and love dt Thy holy JNaine, ponr down, we beseech Thee, the of Thy loving kiudnesa apt;a our Ofcsreli Housa, tbatr .all who shall bo 0 gq'horad together in it for Communicants' ] and other meetings, may grow iu Thy! j arrace, and be delivered from all evils of bony and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (2) Remember also Mary Naylor Leyland, Th v servant, who has gone before us with the sign of faith, and sleeps the sleep of To her, 0 Lord, with all that rest in O'irisf' give place of refreshment, light, and peace, where the brightness of Thy o..Mintercvnc»-' is lifted up upon them, and sor<•.> and ighing are fled away. Amen. (3) Grant 0 Lord, that all who in this t1ac., -lial! road the Scriptures from this L. etern f .ay be filled with the faith of the GOflt,(,¡,ld with thankf Iness to Thee, I Wtio dosr r,.veal Thyself to men by the Word of Life; and grant that all who hear may ve that Word into honest and u. od and may bring forth fruit with pixionee; through Jesus Christ our L'>r.l. Ampn. Almighty and most merciful God, Who hast from the beginning created all things that are needful and profitable for man- kind, and Who by Thy servant Moses didst command ornaments and vestments to be made for glory and beauty in the Service of the Tabernacle; Graciously hear our prayers and vouchsafe to bless and sanctify this vestment, prepared for the use of the Church and Altar to Thy honour and glory, that the Service of Thy Sanctuary may be fitly and reverently offered to Thy Divine Majesty and the edification of Thy people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The service having been brought to a conclusion, the choir, clergy, church- wardens. and congregation proceeded to the Church House, where, after assembling in the front of which, the hymn, "The Church's one Foundation," was appro- priately sung. Mrs D Herbert Pierce then handed the key of the Church House to Mr Glynne Jones, who, in presenting it to Lady Naylor Leyland, said :—" Your Ladyship. On behalf of the trustees I have great pleasure in presenting you with this key." Lady Naylor Leyland then performed the opening ceremony in a becoming manner, and paid a visit to the Church House; her Ladyship and party being afterwards entertained at the Cloisters. An excellent tea was laid out in the Church House, to which a large number sat clown, the tables being under the super- intendence of Mrs Rouw, Miss M S Edwards, Mrs and the Misses Glynne Jones, and Mrs John Roberts, Castle- street. REV W P WHITTINGTON'S VIEWS. The Rev W P Whittington, who is one of the trustees (with Chancellor Bulkeley Jones and Mr D Glynne Jones, church- warden), was prevented from taking part in the opening ceremonial. Had he been present it was his intention to express his views thus:—"It seems fitting that a few words should be said at a period of change in the history of Ruthin Grammar School— a school which has for three and a half centuries, since its foundation by Dean Goodman in 1574, taken an important position in the educational work of the country. And first of all we would beg to express our gratitude to Lady Naylor- Leyland, of Nantclwyd Hall, for her presence at the opening ceremony of the Church House, and for so earnestly sus- taining that deep interest which the late Mrs Naylor-Loyland took in all things that concerned the welfare and the advancement of the community. It is due to the generosity of Mrs Naylor-Leyland that the school house of the Old Grammar School (which has been the residence of the headmasters from time immemorial) should take a now lease of life, so to speak, and be dedicated to the use of the Church as a house of residence for the clergy and a place of assembly for church workers. But although the appearance of the old school house is greatly changed, yet the work of our large-hearted founder (Dean Goodman) will still go on. The teaching of the Holy Scriptures will be continued in a special room set apart for instruction, so that the original purpose of the founder will be perpetuated, and a part, at least, of the building reserved for educational work. The other portions of the edifice are destined for other objects, almost equally useful and necessary for the rising genera- tion. The building will be adapted by the architect in such a way that it may be utilised for various purposes, either as reading-room, or gymnasium, or place for technical classes, or a combination of these. Here also we recognise with gratitude and respect the mind that planned and the hand that gave so generously, and it is becoming that we should now do honour to the memory of the late Mrs Naylor- Leyland, to whose wise and generous munificence this neighbourhood and others owe so much."
ST. VITUS' DANCE CURED BY DR. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS. Daily growing more common in school children, St. Vitus' Dance is one of the most difficult, disorders to cure. Ordinary medicine often fails to touch it. The great success of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills in this ailment makes them important to parents. Mrs. Owen, 24, Bath-street, Newton Heath, Manchester, mother of a chiid cured, said :— My little girl had a slight accident in the Minnie Owen, cured of St. Vitus' Dance, by Dr. Williams' Pink .Pill&. l"'41 Physical JJrill les- son. For a time I kept her at home, and when she went to school again the poor little thing could not do the slight- est thing without trembling with nervousness. Sometimes she nearly fainted. The School Board inspector saw that Ishe had St. Vitus' dance. Her arms and neck began to twitch it was pitiful to see her. Zinc would tlush about the face, and was often sick. She never went out to play with other children. She was verv weak, too, and I did not know what to do. St. Vitus' dance is a terrible affliction. The sufferer is moving, twitching, starting, all the time. You can do nothing but watch her waste away, never at rest. That was Minnie's state before I gave her Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. She was better after the very first dose, and from that time she kept on steadily improving. I have great faith in Dr. Williams' Pink Fills. For ten years I have seen them effect many wonderful cures, even more marvellous than Minnie's." From St. Vitus' dance to Paralysis and Locomotor Ataxy, these pills have effected wonders in nervous disorders. They enrich and purify the blood, and feed the starved nerves through the blood. Sciatica, Rbeo- oitism, Eczema, Rickets, Aneemia, Decline and Consumption have been cured repeatedly, as well as the ailments of ladiss. Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Holborn-viaduct, London, will forward, post free, one box for 2s. 9d., or six for 13a. 9d. but there is no difficulty in purchasing of any dealer, if care be taken to avoid substitutes.
trefnant. CHRISTMAS GENEROSITY. Mr C H B Williams and the Hon Mrs Williams, of Greenfield, Trefnant, gave eah.ot the workmen at their new residence at Wygfalr about twenty in number, a sub- stantial piece of beef and some plum pud- diqg this Christmas; thoughtful. kindness which was muoh appreciated.
LLANFWROG INSTITUTE. DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT, Undoubtedly the most successful of this season's entertainment at the Llanfwrog Institute was Jie!d there on Monday even- ing, when there was a crowded house," many persons being unable to gain admis- sioa. The Boxing Day event of this year was in the hands of Miss Pugh, Market- street, and the results of her labours reflects credit upon the splendid manner in which she organised the entertainment, and for the real treat provided for an enthusiastic andienoe. Under the chairmanship of the rector of the parish, Rev J F Reece, the proceedings opened with a well executed pianoforte duet by the Misses Hughes, of Mwrog House. Following upon this there was a dramatic sketch entitled Why young men don't marry," the first part opening with the scene of a well-appointed breakfast-room. The characters were re- presented thus :—Mr Fitzgerald, father, rather surly (Mr George Edwards); Mrs Fitzgerald, his wife (Miss Edith Pugh, Ulanrafou) Mary, eldest daughter (Miss Dora Simpson); Miranda, daughter (Miss Gladys Gee); Euphrasia, daughter (Miss A G Roberts); Wynn, oousin, niece of Mr Fitzgerald (Miss Amy Maysmor Gee); Mr Snape, an American (Mr Meyrick Roberta); and Thompson, a butler (Mr Robert Gee). The second scene in parts two and three of the sketch represented a drawing-room. The individual parts, throughout, were acted in a most realistic manner and earned for the actors richly merited applause and appreciation for the admirable-way in which the different characters were pourtrayed. The same sentiments can be expressed as regards the farce, Old Maids Matched," in which excellent reproduction the char- acters were:—Miss Jemima Ann Prim (Miss A G Roberts), Miss Lydia Prim (Miss A Maysmor Gee), Miss Priscilla Prim (Miss Dora Simpson), the old maids Dora Prim (Miss Editli Pugh), Biddy Inlove (Miss Gladys GEO, Dudley North (Mr Morgan Owen), Private Jeremiah Pipkins (Mr Meyrick Roberts), Robert Coppen, P.C. 91 (Mr George Edwards), and James Spyem (Mr Robert Gee). During the evening Miss A G Roberts gave a recitation, and songs were well rendered by Mrs Swetenham, of Plas- newydd, and Mr Ben Haram; also an impromptu song by Mr B Bryan, of Denbigh. On the whole the entertainment was a gigantic success, and reflects the highest credit upon all those who were participators in it. It is a creditable fact, which speaks well for the energy displayed by Miss Pugh towards the success of the event, that after paying all expenses there will be a credit balance of about £9. The heartiest of thanks is returned by the promoter and tho chairman (Rev J F Reeoe) of the entertain- ment to all who gave such material assistance towards making the event such a success. The dramatic sketoh and farce will be given at a forthcoming entertain- ment in the Brynhyfryd Schoolroom. ♦—
Ruthin County School for Girls. MEETING OF LOCAL MANAGERS. The second ordinary meeting of the local managers of the Rutbin County School for Girls was held in the Grand Jury room of the County Hall, Ruthin, on Wednesday, when there were present Mr Ezra Roberts (chairman), Rev Chancellor Bulkeley Jones (vice-chairman), Rev Canon Basil M Jones, Llantair; Rev Isaac James, Rev W G Owen, Dr J Medwyn Hughes, Messrs Rj Harris Jones and E W Thomas, Mrs L G Thomas, Bank; Mrs Hughes, Station House; Mrs W R Owen, Council Schools; Mrs E Stephens and Miss Anna Rowlands, B.A., the head- mistress with the Clerk's clerk, Mr W S Williams. ILLNESS OF THE CLERK. The Chairman said he had been asked to explain the absence of the clerk (Mr Edward Roberts), whom, he was sorry to say, was confined to the house through illness. HEATING APPARATUS FOR THE NEW EXTENSION TO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS. The Building Committee reported that the Clerk had had a letter received from the architect, Mr James Hughet, Denbigh, with reference to the heating apparatus for the new extension, and also enclosing a tender for the work from Messrs Cooper & Sons, Liverpool. The Committee thought it advisable, previous to going thoroughly into the matter, that a representative of the Arm of Messrs Cooper & Sons should attend and explain the scheme to them, and with this objeot in view the Clerk was directed to communicate with the firm. It was also decided to take the opinion of the representative as regards the kitchen range. At a further meeting of the Build- ing Committee with Mr James Hughes, the arohitect, and Mr Cooper in attendance, it was resolved, after the scheme bad been explained by Mr Cooper, to recommend the Governors to adopt the scheme for heating the whole scheme at a cost of XSS 10s Od. The Governors were also recommended to adopt the report of Mr James Hughes as to the kitchen range. The Headmistress reported that she required further sleeping accommodation for boarders, and after full consideration the Clerk was requested to communicate with several firms as to the supply of a corrugated iron building. Other minor recoo3lnelidations were made by the Committee. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, remarked that owing to the extension of the buildings, the present heating apparatus was unsatisfactory, and the Committee considered it absolutely necessary to have proper heating apparatus the building would not be complete without it. As regards the kitchen range a uew one was suggested at a cost of 228 10s Od. There was a special fund-a building aecornmodation fund of nearly R300 to meet accounts of this fatter kind, so that the money would not come out of the general funds. Rev Chancellor Bulkeley Jones seconded the adoption of the report, which was carried, after the Chairman had explained to Mr E W Thomas that an allowance would be made by the firm for the old neating apparatus. SALARIES OF TEACHERS INCREASED. The Finance Committee reported that they had fully considered the question of increasing the salaries of the teachers, and now recommended that as regards Miss Dawson and Miaa Booth, their salary should be increased to X110 a year each. The committee further recommended the appointment of a science teacher at a salary of £100 per annum. The Chairman moved the adoption of the report, and dwelt upon the high quali- fications of both Miss Dawaon and Miss Booth. Mr E W Thomas seoonded the adoption of the report. Dr Hughes, whilst approving of the report, moved as an amendment that Miss Dawson, as the senior form mistress, should, have her salary increased to X115 a year. This was seconded, by Mr R Harris Jones and carried.. j The report, with Dr Hughes' amend- ment, was then adopted, and the matter of advertising, &c., for a science mistress was referred to the Finance Committee. SUBJECTS—AND THEIR RELATIVE IMPORTANCE. On the motion, of which notice had been given, of the Rev Chancellor Bulkeley Jones, seconded by Dr Medwyn Hughes, it was agreed that with the view of carrying into effect the resolution passed at the general meeting of the Governors on 13th May, 1904, he will move that the subject taught in the School and their relative importance be taken into consideration at an early meeting of the Governors, acting as a committee and convened for that purpose."
Ruthin Board of Guardians. The usual fortnightly meeting of the above Board was held at the Workhouse on Saturday, under the ohairmanship of the Rev J F Reece, when there were present Messrs J H Simon (vice-chairman), Henry Williams, Plasyward; William Ellis, R H Pugh, William Jones, Glasfryn; Price Morris, T 0 Jones, E Powell Jones, William Roberts, and John Evans, with the clerk (Mr R Humphreys Roberts), the master of the house (Mr J E Roberts), and the relieving officers (Messrs W H Jones and R A Jones). THE HOUSE. The Master reported the number of inmates as 75, as against 67 for the corres- ponding period of last year. Vagrants relieved up to the previous evening num- bered 81 as against 90 last year. GIFTS AND TREATS TO THE INMATES. The Master also reported that a bundle of illustrated and other periodicals had been received from Miss Jones,, Rhianva; also some rabbits from Dr Fish and Dr Calvert, of Llanbedr Hall; for the sick inmates. The Committee of the Ruthin Christmas Show had very kindly admitted the children to the show free. The annual Christmas Tree and entertainment for the inmates was held on Thursday evening, and the Master reported that a full report of the proceedings would be presented to the next Board. RE INSTALMENT OF A GUARDIAN. According to the agenda there was notice to declare the office of Guardian for the united parishes of Llanfwrog and Llan- ynys Urban, lately held by Mr Price Morris to be vacant, he having vacated his seat by being absent from the meetings of, the Board for more than six months, such absence uot having been occasioned by illness, or for any reason approved of by the Board. The Chairman remarked that unless Mr Morris could give a satisfactory explanation for his absence his office would have to be declared vacant. On the other hand provided an explanation was made and approved of by the board, Mr Morris could be re-installed. Mr Price Morris said he was sorry for his absence. He did not exactly know the law on this question. It had been rather a busy time with him of late, but he had always endeavoured to do his duty as a guardian. He believed that much more good could be done outside than in the Board-room. In future, if it was the wish of the Guardians, he would attend the meetings more regularly. The Chairman said Mr Morris was a very good guardian, and knew the people well. Speaking from experience, he could, say i that Mr Morris was one of the best of guardians, and he would be very sorry to lose him from the Board. On the motion of Mr Henry Williams, who endorsed the Chairman's remarks seconded by Mr T 0 Jones, the Board unanimously accepted Mr Morris' explana- tion and re-installed him. RESIGNATION OF A GUARDIAN. Owing to his removal from the Union, and consequent inability to attend meet- ings of the Board, Mr A Lloyd Jones, solicitor, tendered his resignation as a guardian, and his seat was declared vacant.
BODFAUI. W PRIZE WINNER. W Stanley Roberts, who left Bodfari National School last September for St Asaph County School, took the prize for being first in his "form at the Christmas Examination. NATIONAL SCHOOL: CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Great was the delight of one hundred and thirty children of this School when the cart arrived loaded with large boxes containing most expensive parents from "-The Grove last Friday. These presents were kindly given and distributed by Mrs Pickup- Dutton, who was assisted by Mr and Mrs Dixon and family. Before the presentations I each scholar received a nice bag of sweets. The prizes were thoughtfully arranged according to ages of the children and were received with gladdened faces. No one was more pleased than the lady of The Grove herself, who saw how delighted all the pupils were when possessed of their Christmas presents, consisting of large sized dolls most beautifully dressed, work- boxes, footballs, carts, writing-cases, horses, engines, balls, warm wearing apparel for needy ones, &c., and she was loudly cheered by the happy recipients, who, before dis- missal, received crackers, buns and oranges.- Mr W S Roberts, schoolmaster, warmly returned thanks to Mrs Pickup-Dutton for her great kindness, and Mr Dixon, in a neat little speech, replied on behalf of Mrs Pickup-Dutton. The teachers also received most valuable presents from Mrs Pickup- Dutton.
On AM ASMS. Suffered Many Years. Cured by VENTS LIGHTNING COUGH CURE. Mr. CLABK, 58, Kelson Streot, Aberdetn, Trriteg I httTe b«ea .nStrinR many yean *ith ehroaie brooobitis and aithroa. In July last I commenced taking VKNO'B IIIOHTNINO CocrOH CUBE, I had then been oft work six months. Th* first dose gave me relief and I rapidly improTcd. It has indeed made a remarkable change; in fact,, I am now -eared, onji)yixk good health, quite,& amw man; eterybody it Borprised. For a long time I vii in a low stats having feeen weakened by oontioasl TOBitting of blood. Your Coagh Onr» gradually stopped the vomiting. I oannot realise, After ao umah 4ootoriag and suffering how your Cough Core ha» enred ra» so quiokly." Vswe's LIOHTNJNO Oøvox CRRB i. the mOft efiioi«NT r*M"y procurable for ooogha, actds/brunehltls, uthma, oatarrh, weak tang* and^hUiran's GO is. l £ d Mid £ *9d. at OferaiUt*
ABERGELE. I Daring Robbery with I Violence. TERRIBLE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. DESPERATE ATTACK ON MR. WYNNE, GARTHEWIN. At a special magistrates' meeting, on Wednesday, before Messrs W T Mason (in the chair), J Pierce, and Dr Wolstenholme, Timothy Swift, labourer, an Irishman, was brought up in custody, charged with having committed robbery with violence at Garthewyn, Llanfairtalhaiarn, the mansion of Robert William Wynne, Esq., a land- owner, who lives practically by himself. Prosecutor, who appeared in court with several wounds on his head and looked rather pale and nervous, said: Between 4-30 and 5 p.m. yesterday I went out of the house to get some firewood. I saw several birds flying upwards as if being disturbed by somebody, which made me think that there were some men about, but I could see no one. On returning with the firewood I went to the boiler house, which is de- tatched from the house, and there I saw the prisoner standing near the doorway,, On entering T don't think I said anything to prisoner nor he to me, but the only thing I remember is that we immediately had a struggle, during which time prisoner hit me several times on the head with a piece of iron (produced, and which was about ten inches long). I could see I could do nothing with him, but we kept on struggling until the prisoner pushed me towards the boiler in the corner, and th re I tripped against something and fell on my back on the floor, and then prisoner kneeled on my chest. (In answer to the Bench Mr Wynne said he had been hit three times in the head before he fell.) Continuing, prosecutor said: When I was down I was bleeding profusely and my coats (shown to the Beach) stained all over with blood. While still struggling on the floor I managed to wrest the iron from prisoner's hand, and threw it away some distance. I then tried to bargain with him to let me alone, and that I would let him go if he did so. Prisoner said he was afraid to run away lest I should shoot him. I then suggested that he should take. my revolver (produced, and loaded in four chambers), which he did. I also suggested to prisoner that he should tie my hands together in front with a piece of strong string (produced). By this time I felt too weak to get up, and prisoner then assistei me to do so. Both of us then went towards the house, prisoner walking behind me with the revolver in his hand. After going inside he. said he wanted some money. I told him E had some in my trousers pocket on the left side. He then got hold of the pocket and tore it clean off with a knife, and then took the money, £ 4 10s in gold, and threw the pocket on the table, along with a bunch of keys that I had. I then suggested to him that he should take my watch (a silver lever, produced), as I bad no more money in the house to give him. In fact, it was a case of t' life and death for me, and I would have given him any- thing he asked for. He, however, was not satisfied and said he would go through the house and that if he found any more money he would shoot me for telling him an untruth. He said he would not go away without £ 30. I found there was no chance of coming to terms with him and then I made a bolt for it up to my bedroom, and then locked myself inside. In running upstairs I heard him breaking the kitchen window, which I presumed he was doing in order to escape. I then tied some bed sheets together and made one end fast to the leg of the dressing table, and lowered myself down to the ground. Previous to doing this I had cut the string off my wrists with my razor, which was on the table. I then shouted for help, when my gardener, a man named John Williams, came. on the scene. Both of us then went down to the lodge, which is tenanted by a man named Henry Owens, and who I sent to Llanfair for a policeman. Afterwards Police-constable Robert Davies came there, and with him .and the other men a search was made throughout the house for the prisoner, but he had gone. Prisoner, on being asked if he had any questions to ask Mr Wynne, said he hadn't, but added that he had said some lies and some^truth." Police-constable John Pendlebury, after describing the information received, said: I made enquiries at several public-houses, and ascertained at the Gwindy that a man as described had been there and had changed haJf-a-sovereign. I then went to Mr Larson's lodgiiag-house and there found prisoner in the kitchen. I asked him how long he had been there and he replied, not long." and bad come that day from Mold. I then told him that he answered to the description of a man who had been at Llanfair that day. I asked him to accom- pany me to Mr Larson's private room. When there, in the inside pocket of his coat, I found a revolver. I took it out and put it in my own pocket. I asked prisoner how much money he had. He then drew out 5s 6d in silver and fourpence in copper. I told him that I wanted the goia Our, as well, and he replied that he hadn't any. I told him he had R4 more. He eventually brought out of his pootet a small leather purse which contained four sovereigns. I then charged him with violently robbing and assaulting Mr Wynne, a gentleman living in a mansion near Llanfair. Prisoner said that he hadn't robbed him, but that the gentleman had giveu him the money. I accused him of having struck Mr Wynne on the head with a piece of iron, and he replied, "yes, I thought he was going to shoot me." I then took him to the Police Station, where I searched him, and when doing so prisoner pulled out a silver watch (produced) and said: Here's a watch that belongs to the gentleman." Prisoner, on being asked if he had any questions, simply said that what the officer had said was correct. Prisoner was remanded to Rathin Gaol till next Tuesday.
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DIPHTHERIA AT EFENECHTYD. To the Editor of the FREE PRase. Sir,-—In your issue of the report of the Ruthin Rural Disirict Council, the Medical Officer of Health, speaking of infection, says it was probable the infection was brought from Llanfair, and regretted the defective drainage there. Why not look nearer home und leave Llanfair to look after itbe?i ? What about Pwllglas and some of the new houses built there? The drainage runs diroct from the water closets into the mill stream, panses over the mill wheel into the river, from which the houses below the mill draw much of their water during the summer months. The stench from the deposit in the mill stream below the postoffice is unbearable and enough to breed a fever.-Yours truly, DIPHTHERIA.'
CHRISTMAS FEASTING AND BILE BEANS. Christmas feasting often throws more work upon the digestive system than it can do. Hence headache, indigestion, biliousness, heart-burn, bad taste in the mouth, flatulence, etc., are commonly experienced, and spoil pleasure. Just as the Post-office staff needs to be increased to deal with Christmas correspond- ence, so the digestive apparatus needs help to deal with its extra Christmas work. Bile Beans give the necessary help. They promote digestion, and the secretion of the digestive juices. Everybody says so who has tried them. Science Sittings "—that weH-known scienti.. fic journal—says Bile lieins increase secretion in tbe whole of the digestive tract, cure constipation without canning after con. stipation, and are an excellent family medicine." Children often ovet fiat at Christ- mas. Half a bean at night will pllt them right. Of all chemists, at Is. lid. or 2s. 9d. per box,
iiLANDYKNOG. SEASONABLE GIFTS. Mc Francis J Preston, Brvnciwyd, has again this Christmas distributed coal-ainunc, the poor of the-patish. Each*family received font'' hundred-weight, which was brought direct to- their doors. Mr Preston's seasonable gifts has been much appreciated. Mrs Fosbery, Bi-yft Elwyl St Asaph, has also kindly made her usual gifts of tea. She and Misi Fosbery never forget their friends at Llandyi nog. ,S. CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES. The Services at the Church on Christmas Day were very hearty and well attended. Special hymns and carols were sang. Mrs Rigby, Pentre Mawr, ably presided at the organ both morning and evening Mr Thomas, the School, and Mr John Jiisrby, accompanied the ringing on the violin. This feature of the music was much appieciated. We are all greatly indebted to them and to the choir for their careful and beautiful rendering of the services. The Church as usual was nicely decorated for the occasion.
LLANELIDAN. It is pleasant to know that Lady Naylor- Leyland and her sens, Sir Edward and Mr George Naylor-Leyland have again taken up their residence at Nantclwyd Hall for the Christmas season, and have, as hitherto, most; generously contributed to the comfort and enjoyment of the cottagers and employes on the estate and surrounding district. Ample supplies of coals, clothing, and money have been liberally distributed amongst them, for which the recipients are most thoroughly grateful.
BONTUCHEL. CHBUTSIAS GENEROSITY. Miss Bremner of Woodlands, with her usual generosity, again, this year, materially assisted in making Christmas a hap,y event at Bont- ucbet. On the eve of the festive day she presented the whole of tha cottagers in the village and district with parcels containing tea and sugar, also a suosta?it>'al piece of beef. The groceries were supplied by Messrs Rouw and Son, and the meat by Messrs A M and RB Williams, Rutbm. The recipients of these gifts are very thankful for this kind renj-.»m- branee of them, every year, during the festivQ- season.
IT PAYS BETTER To Laug-h than to Cry. To Lose than to Cheat. To Be Friends than Enemies. 't To Obey than to Disobey. To Forgive than to "Pay Back." To Go to School than to Plsy Truant. To Tell the Truth than to T-11 a Lie. "When I grow up," said little Ethel, with a dreamy, imaginative looL, "I'm going to be a school teacher." "Well, going to be a manrma and have six fchiM—n," said tiny Edna. "Well, when they come t i school to me l'ID going to whip 'em, whip 'em, whip 'em!" "You mean thing!" exclaimed Edna, as the tears came into her eyee. what have my per children ever done to yoii. "ë
BIRD'S CUSTABD is Pdre, Creamlike, Nutritions, and easily digetted, tberefore is eminently suitable for Invalids. It is a wholesome, delicious article ;of?fob<3, for daily use. Kggs oft^u disagree; tBiarfs CUSTABD paver. Used by ail the lending T>iplt>m £ e3 of the South Kensington School of CooterVv 1
THE MAYOR'S GENEROSITY. With bis customary genrerosity, the Mayor (Alderman T H Roberts) has again this year presented the Corporation em- ployees with seasonable gifts of beef, &c. Needless to say the gifts have been appreciated.
A HOLIDAY IN THE NEW YBAB. A movement is afloat amongst the trades- people of the town to close their places of business and obseke Monday next as a general holiday—New Year's Day falling on Sunday. It is understood that the movement has been well received, inasmuch that Fair Day falls upon Tuesday.
CHRITMAS SHOW "SPECIAL." The special prize of half-a-sack of corn, presented by Messrs E B Jones & Co., Rhyl, for the best exhibit in the poultry classes 34 and 35 at the recent Christmas Show, was won by Mrs Laura Williams, The Union Lodge, and not by Col Sandbaoh -as previously reported.
THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. The Christmaatide holidays were passed over quietiy in Rathin, and Monday was observed as a general holiday, all places of business being closed; the chief event of that day being the dedication service at St Peter's Church. The large works of Messrs R Ellis and Son. the celebrated mineral water manu- facturers, were also closed on Tuesday, in addition to the full days of Saturday and Monday, each employee receiving full pay as well a. a substantial Christmas-box."
DANCE. The Drill Hall presented a gay appearance on Monday evening with its flag decorations on the occasion of a dance promoted by the Ruthin Quadrille Party, held there by kind permission of thi officer commanding. There was a large company present, who fully enjoyed the dancing until the early hours of the morning, on a sple ididly prepared floor, to excellent dance nuifc supplied by the Denbigh harpist (1rI Wm J )nes). Refreshments were admirably catered io by Mrs Foulkes, of the Spread Eagles. The M.C.'s, who so efficiently carried out their duties, were Messrs R Foulkes, D.C.M. of he Spread Eagles, and J Averill, of the Castle Hotel. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was spent by all present.
Death and Funeral of Mr. John Roberts, Mount Pleasant. IIIIt is with sincere regret that we have i this week to record the death of Mr John Roberts, of Mount Pleasant, Ruthin, a well-known and highly respected inhabitant of the town, who passed away on Thursday evening last, in his 74th year. Deceased, who had been a deacon at the Tabernacle Chapel for several years, had been ailing for some time, during which time he had been medically attended by Dr T 0 Jones. The funeral, of a public character, was on Monday, when a large number of the general public attended to shew their respect and esteem, including representa- tive deacons of the various chapels in the town and the surrounding district. The interment was made in the cemetery attached to the Baptist Chapel, the officia- ting ministers being the Revs E J Williams, Oscar S Symonds and Isaac James. The service at the house was conducted by the Revs E J Williams and E Stephens. The cofiin, of beautifully polished oak, was made by Mr W Jones, Borthyn; the duties of undertaker being efficiently carried out by Mr R Harris Jones, draper. The chief mourners were :—Mrs Roberts (widow),- Mr Joseph Roberts (brother), Mr and Mrs Evans (nephew and neice), Dolgellev; Mr Griffiths (brother-in-law), Coiwyn Bay; Miss Jones (oousin), Rhyl; Mr Irvine and Son (nephew), Liverpool.
Death and Funeral of Mr loan Richards. Whilst on a visit to Ruthin, Mr loan Richards, of Gwern Brychdwr, nr. Corwen (who was staying with his son, Mr Gomer Richards, Clwyd Bank), passed away on Wednesday evening of last week, at the age of 7"1 years. The funeral, of a private charaster, at Ruthin, took place on Mon- day, the interment being made at Llawr Bettws, Corwen. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev E Stephens, after which the funeral cortege proceeded to Llawr Bettws, where it was joined by the general public in large numbers, it being one of the largest funerals seen in the Corwen district for some time. The beauti- ful polished oak coffin was made by Mr William Roberts, Clwyd-street; the under- taker at Ruthin being Mr R Harris Jones, draper. At Llawr Bettws the officiating minister was the Rev John Pritchard (Drnid); the Rev Riehard Williams (Llwyn Itbel) being also present. The principal mourners were Messrs William Richards, Corwen; Griffith Richards, London; Gomer Richards, Ruthin; and R T Richards, Liverpool (sons); Mrs Owen, Liverpool (daughter), and Mrs Richards, Ruthin (daughter-in- law). Messrs John Davies, Eagles House Thomas Royles, Clwyd-sfcreet; and John Williams, Fferm, were present at the funeral at Ruthin.
Christmas Services at Llanfwnog Church, Llanfwrog Church had been dOcOrsted in an appropriate manner by Mrs Swete, Plascewydd, and Miss Hughes, log House. The services on Christmas commened with a H Plygen," at six consisting of a shortened morning service and caiol singing, at which a good con- gregatim was present. There were cele- bratioc f of the Holy Conwnuniop at 7-15 a.m. a: id 10 a.m. followed by morning serviet at 11-15 ajn^witi a sermon by the rector, gev i F Reece. The children's service in the afternoon was well attended, when the Rector delivered a most interest- ing ad dress on Bethlehem, a place he had visiteu when touring the Holy Land^ a. large congregation was present at _jthe, evening service, when the Rector preapBed. The r..Ifted and splendid si .nIgwg .t 'th church is one of i$s chief GharpoterisWHU
Soaking Clothes is better than boiling and rub- bing if soaking will do it. With Fels-NaptUa, soaking doe all the boijirrg and half t tht rubbing, -7a. <-N«pth4 39 WUfQS fpjig LeadovS^ j
BILIOUSNESS. Not able to Eat for a Week at a time. VICTORIA HOTEL, X PLATT BRIDGE, Near WIGAN, Nov. I ilh, 1890. GENTLEMEN,—I am happy to inform you that I have received great henefit by using "Gwilym Evans' Bitters," after suffering a long time from Biliousness. I had become very weak, and so nervous that itany one spoke in a loud tone I was much frightened. I have been so bad that I was not able to eat for a week at a time. I tried," Gwllym Eva,ns' Quinine Bit- ters," and the first bottle did me a deal of good, so I got another, and am happy to say I am now quite well. I shall always speak well of these Bitters" to ,all persons that I know. Yours truly, (Mrs.) BAXTER.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily agree with tbo oigBiona e%}JNIBt". ,D- this column, Oily columns, are open to all persons, no matter what may be their religions and poiitioaJ opinions, or what view they may talis on local and general topics. W lite ci Arly on 000 aide of the papor ONLY. BkaI and ftdflrasa rauat acooinpany every eommualcaHou to seoure insorucn of the loatev. LetWro- MUST rewh thtv, H,itor- not later than 1UUBSDAY.
DENBIGH COUNCIL AND THE SURVEYOR'S SALARY. To the Editor of the FREE PRESS. Sir,—It is obvious that your correspot) dent,, Ratepayer," has sounded his trumpet; double forte in praise of the various important duties appertaining to the office of borough survevor.. I agree with him as to the firnt portion of his letter, in which he states that public officials- should be sufficiently remunerated to enable them to lipliold the dignity of their offices, but, when Ratepa.yer 'J states "that a sanitary inspector simply takes his daily rounds and reports to the sanitary committee," and then considers his duties ended, I fail to agree with» him. If these were the only duties a sanitary inspector had to perform, the inspector would; be a lucky individual to secure such a coveted appointment. 1, Ratepayer" must have a very meagrt- knowledge of the duties of a sanitary i'¡'pector,. and is evidently unacquainted with the very intricate examination in sanitary science, law,. &o., which it is necessary to pass before one- can in any way be termed qualified bo diicharge- the onerous and often unpleasant duties of a, sanitary inspector, whiist frequently, in addition, he has to serve for a term without. receiving any remuneration for his services in, order to obtain that practical experience which' is so essential to his profeseion. However,, this may be, I am wandering from the point at issue, but "Ratepayer" may at any time become acquainted with the duties of a sani- tary inspector by perusal of a Lumley," Glen," or any other well-known writer. In conclusion I would urge "RnteoILver" to obtain knowledge of a subject before he trys to persuade the general public of' the import- ance of the surveyor's office to the detriment of the sanitary iiispector.-Yotirs faithfully, EXPERTO GREDE. 27th December, 1904.