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KUTHiN V THE RUTHIN TOWN COUNCIL. 7r To the Editor of the FREE PRESS Dear sir, Upon reading the repvirts of the above Council in a recent issue of your paper I noticed that the name of Alderman J ;)li Roberts appears as being in attendance trid taking part in the discussions of the Council. Some months ago Alderman John Roberts figured very prominently in the attack on t"" Borough Surveyor, and after th-u, inJiv-r!ni retaliated he kept away from the meetings, Now that the Borough Surveyor is lev.ins; his post, Alderman John Roberts t^ain a; -r-s at the Council meeting. Evidently Ald.r.nau John Roberts b, lieves in the old proverb He who figbts and runs away will live 'r nght another dsy." Ic seems very strange that Alderman John Roberta, after accusing an official of dereliction of duty, should absolutely ignore a resolution of the Denbighshire Education Authority with regard to its officials and their connection with public bodies.—I am, sir, yours faithfully, RATEPAYER. December 20th, 19C6. CONCERT AND DANCE. At the Llanfwrog Institute and the Bryn- hyfryd school, on Boxing-day night a most enjoyable concert, and social evening, respect- ively, was attended by a large number of people who fully enjoyed. themsel ves, MARRIAGE The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Garner, eldest daughter of Mr John Garner, with Mr W Owon, Trefnant, took place iat Llanfwrog Church on 22nd inst., and a detailed report of this interesting event:will appear in our next issue. THE DESERVING POOR. The deserving poor of Ruthin and the im- mediate locality have every cause to feel thank ful for the genorsity and remembrance of them at Christmastide of Col. and Mrs Cornwallis West, Ruthin Castle, who have this week dis- tributed amongst them, independent of creed or party, a large quantity of coal. A OF SOLICITOR. At a meeting of the Directors of the Ruthin Water Company, held on the 7th instant, and at a meeting of the Directors of the Ruthin Gas Company, held on the 14th instant, Mr A o Evans, solicitor of Denbigh and Ruthin, was unanimously appointed solicitor to both Com- panies in the place of the late firm of Messrs Lloyd and Roberts. GENEROSITY. Messrs Ellis and Son with commendable generosity gave to each of their numerous em- ployees this Christmas, two days pay and a substantial money gift. It speaks well for the prosperity of this well-known firm, that at this season of the year they are giving employ- ment to those "who are nsually termed sum. mer hands," and who along with the regular bands have during the last (few weeks put in a considerablej^mount of overtime. SHEEP WEIGHT GUESSING COMPETITION. The sheep kindly given by Mr Tom Leathes, vice-president of the Ruthin Christmas Show, for the wieght guessing competition, was slaughtered by Mr W Edwards, and the exact weight was 33 lbs, 13 ozs, which waa guessed correctly by Miss Winstanley, Castle Hotel. Mr Thomas J Jones, 8, Clwyd-street, and Mr Williamson, Graiglelo, Corwen, guessed 33 lbs, 12l ozs, and 33 lbs, 12 ozs, respectively. The highest weight put was 2U lbs, and the lowest 20 lbs. HRISTMAS GENEROSITY. Mr John Cropper, the esteemed proprietor of the noted Sothin Soda Water Co*, has again this Christmastide, with his customary gener- osity and thoughtfulness, expressed his good feelings, and compliment of the season towards his amployees at the Cambrian works by pre- senting each of them with a goose. The recipients all join in tendering their sincere thanks to the kind donor, and expressing to- wards him their heartiest wishes of the season. T LATE MRS. ELLEN PARRY. We regret to record the death, which took place on Thursday of last week, after a linger- ing iilness, cf Mr Ellen Parry, of Fairfield, Ruthin, late of Fedw Las Farm, Bontuchel, near Ruthin. Mrs Parry was well-known and much respected in the neighbourhood ia which she had lived for many years, and her death will be mourned by a large circle of friends. Toe funeral took place on Saturday last. The service at the house was taken by the Ven. Archdeacon Howell Griffith, after which the c"ffit, was taken to the station by tenants of the deceased at Graigfechan. The mourners were Messrs J Simon, OswestJy R O Simon, Woolwich; and R M Parry, Ruthin (sons); Miss E Simon (daughter Dr J Medwyn, Mr Aneurm 0 Evans, Ruthin; Miss Robson, -Miss Bryan, Mr Griffiths, Stanley house; Mr John Thomas, Ty'nywern Mr Powell Evans, PwU. f!as and Mr T B Garrett and SjRoberts. The ody was afterwards conveyed by train to Llandrillio and interred in the parish Church yard, the Vicar officiating. At Llandrillo the remains were met by Mrs Newberry, Towyn cousin), Mr S Hughes, Llangollen (cousin), and Miss Mary Jones, Towyn (niece).

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