ST. ASAPH. Other St Asaph News on Page 6. DISTRIBUTION OF SOUP. Owing to the severity of the cold weather the soup kitchen at the Church House has been opened, and soup has been distributed twice during the week. LIBERAL MEETING. Mr Summere, Sir Herbert Roberts, and Mr J Herbert Lewis, addressed a largely attended meeting of the eleclors on Friday night, eni a vote of coi fidence in Mr Summers aa the Liberal candidate was passed with much enthusiasm. CBTISTMA3 SHOW. As fur as commodities are concerned, the show he'd last night ws well up to the averse of past yetrs, bar, the cold, wintry wea'her had the effect e.f decimating the I number of igbtsee a f-o-n the country districts. The purveyors of meat were, as usual, well to the fore. Report next week. J
TO FRESHEN ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS. It is not generally known that artificial iowera which have become crushed and soiled looking wiU look almost like new if held over -he steam of a kettle for a few minutes.
HOW TO IMITATE GROUND GLASS. If you wish to shut off any view, you can do t cheaply in the following manner: Dissolve in I little hot water as much Epsom salts as the water will absorb, aad paint this over the inside )f the glass. You will then have a fair imita- tion of ground glass.
HINTS FOR MARRIED FOLKS. 1. Marriages are made of constant eelf-sacri« fioes on both sidee-st least, the ideal mar- riages are. 2. Moat people miss happiness in marriage bv. ignoring the fact that its rule is to give and take. They expect to do all the teceiving and none of the giving. 3. If a maa makes up his mind to regard his wife "as a weaker vessel," let him take greater care of her lest she should break. There are some people who stretch their man- ners to such a degree while in the society of others that when they are at home they are bound to go to the opposite extremes in order to ease themselves. 5. Most men foolishly think that the marriage certificate is a kind of fully paid up policy of happiness, and in the courtship days all the pre- miums were settled in lover-like attentions, con- siderations, oourtesy, and chivalry. 6. Continued courtship preserves the sweet- heart in the wife and the lover in the husband. Both muet be willing parties. As it takes two to make a quarrel, so it takes two to make a courtship—especially after marriage! 7. When a. husband neglects his shaving be- cause there is nobody there to see," and tho wife thinks nothing of passing the day in a morning- wrapper when she has no visitors, then take it for granted that their mutual love has flown out of the window.
TO REMOVE PAPER STAINS. They may be removed by applying a solution if oxa'ic acid, citric acid, or tartaric acid upon the paper without fear of damage. These acids take out writing ink, but do not interfere with printing.
i A WASH FOR THE SCALP. Take one ounce of glycerine, half a dracnm of ail of roeemary, one ounce of proof spirits, hulf an ounce of honey, and half a pint of lavender water. Mix the oil of rosemary with the honey and spirits, and add the lavender water gradu- aUy, shaking up well, then put in the glycerine, and cork.
TEN GOOD RULES.. The following ten rules, says a French medical authority, must be observed by all who want ?ood health: I I.-Rise early, retire early, and fill your day with work. 2.-Water and bread maintain life; pure air tnd sunshine are indispenable to health. 3- Frugality and sobriety form the best elixir !)f longevity. 4.-Gleanliness prevents rust; the boet cared. For machines last the longest. 5. Enousjh sleep repairs wa.,to and strengthens; too much sleep softens and en- feebles. 6.-To be sensibly dressed is to give freedom to one's movements and enough warmth to M protected from sudden changes of attire. 7.-A clean and cheerful house makes a happy home. 8.-The, mind is refreshed and invigorated by distractions and amusement, but abuse of them leads to dissipation, and dissipation to vice. 9.-Cheeroolne5& makes love of life, and love of life is half of health. On the contrary, sad- ness and discouragement hasten old asre. 10. Do you gain your living by your intel- n !ect? Then do not allow your arms and legs to arrow stiff. Do you earn your bread by your pickaxe? Do not forget to cultivate your tpind and to eolarfe jour though^
CHRISTMAS SHOPS AT DENBIGH. The tradespeople of Denbigh made fine displays with their Christmas stocks on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, and attracted numerous sightseers. THE BUTCHER'S SHOPS. Mr Thomas Davies' well-known estab- lishment attracted crowds of sightseers by the really splendid display and the brilliant illuminations. The immense stock inclu- ded :—Cattle, sheep, pigs, calves, turkeys, and geese, fed by Mrs Lloyd, Lodge farm; Mr Cadwaladr Hughes, Glasmor Mr P E Story. Coppy Representatives of the late Mr W C Jones, Llannerch Park Mr Harsld Davey, Maesmynan Mr R M Jones, Groes Gwtta Mr Jones, Maes Llan; Mr W G Rigby, Pentre Mawr Mr E B Jones, Aberkinsey Mr Thomas Williams, Llewesog; Mr Jones, Tyddyn isa Mr Roberts, Pengwern Mr EDOS Jones, Nantgwilym Mr P P Pennant, Nantlys &c., &c. Most of the cattle and sheep were first prize winners at the local and other auction marts. The champion polled angus steer, fed by Mr H ( Davey, Maesmynan Hall, was the winner of two silver cups, given by His Worship the Mayor of Denbigh and Messrs Clough & Co. for the best Christmas led beast at the Denbigh Smithfield. There was also a grand display of well-fed geese, home mild-cured hams and bacon, sausages, &c. Tne whole made a very good show. Mr H Parry Jones, Crown-street and Coronation Buildings, Denbigh, made a splendid show, which attracted great attention, as did the grand parade of cattle on Saturday. The grand display included:—The champion bullock (21- 2 year-old, weighing 15 cwt) at Messrs Loathes' Agricultural Hall, Ruthin, Christmas Prize Show, which bad been the winner of the silver challenge cup, first prize winner for the best fat beast of any age, and a food special prize winner fed by Mr C W Sandells, Signet FaAn, Llanfair D.C. Then there was grand cross-bred bullock, first prize winner at Messrs Clough & Co's auction mart; fed by Mrs Lloyd, Lodge Farm, Denbigh. Bullock, first prize winner at Messrs Frank Lleyd & Sons' Auction Mart, St Asaph fed by Mr Owen, Faenol, Bodel- wyddan. Two prime bullocks, first prize winners at Messrs Frank Lloyd's auction mart; fed by Mrs Williams Wynn, Plas- yn-Cefn, St Asaph. Bullocks, fed by Mrs Lloyd, Lodge Farm, Denbigh. Bullock, fed by Mr Roberts, Pengwern Farm. Bullock, fed by T Williams, Esq., Llew- esog Hall and a pair of shorthorn beasts, fed by Mr Jones, Groes Gwtta Farm. Then there was an immense numoer or sheep, a grand selection, many being prize winners at Messrs Clough and Co's Mart, and fed by the following well known feeders :—Messrs T Williams, Llewesog John Roberts, Plas Heaton farm; E. Morris, Garthgynan Mr T Jones, Bron- dyffryn, and other well known feeders. A fine show of bacon and pork pigs fed by Messrs Ellis Williams, Privy lane Evan Evans, Plas Panton Jones, Penpalmant Hughes, Clattwn, and T Jones, Bron- dyffryo, and added to this was a fine show of geese, home cured hams and bacon, sausages, brawns, the whole making a grand show. Mr Hugh Dryhurst Roberts, Bron- wylfa, Love lane, and Market hall, had a very good stock including :-Christmas bred bullock, winner of the champion prize at Messrs Leathes' Auction Mart, Denbigh, fed by Mr. John Jones, Segrwyd farm also first prize shorthorn heifer, fed by Mr John Foulkes, Pentrefelin, Llan- dyrnog. Hereford heifer, fed by Mr Meilir William?, Erriviatt bach. Two fat bullocks, fed by Mr T Williams, Llewesog hall; cross-bred bullock, fed by Mr Jones, Llannefydd; splendid cross- bred heifer, fed by Mr Kellett, Plas New- ydd prime fat bullock, led by Mr Jones, Plas yr Esgob splendid lot of sheep, fed by Mr Jones, Segrwyd farm Mr. John Evans, Vale street, and Mr Jones, Bronant. Also a number of home fed I lambe. Fine pigs, fed by Mr Daniels, Garnedd isaf Mr Jones, Rbyd goch Mr Jones, Taldrach farm, and Mr Hughes, Nantglyn. Prime turkeys, fed by Mrs Lloyd, Cotton hall prime fat geese, fed by Mr Morris, Ty mawr, Groes Mr Jones, Bronant Mr Edwards, Gyffylliog, < and others. Mr J Humphrey Jones, Hall-square, had a grand display of stock, including Grand shorthorn bullock, first prize winner at Messrs Frank Lloyd & Sons' Auction Mart, St Asaph, fed by R Owen, Esq., Faenol, Abergele; bullock, first prize winner at Messrs Clough & Co's Auction Mart, fed by Mrs Lloyd, Lodge Farm heifer fed by Mr R A. Jones, Cae GWYD three bullocks bred by Mr W C Bell, Rhuddlan; exceptionally ripe bullock fed by the executors of the late Mr W J Davey, Maesmynan Hall; bullock fed by Mr Maelor Williams, Eriviatt, and several fat beasts home-fed. An immense number of sheep, including first prize winners at Messrs Sheffield's Auction Mart, fed by Mr J Owen, Plas Ucha, Caerwys Messrs Gratton, Foryd, Rhyl first prize winners at Messrs JSoberts & Son's Auction Mart, Corwen, fed by Mr Williams, Tyfor also a number 411 prime wethers and hmbs, fed by Messrs R Lloyd, Gwaenynog Bach Hughes, Fron Haulog R Jones, Berain and at Llys Farm. An excellent show of prime fat geese, fed by Messrs Maelor Williams, JSriviatt Bach John Roberts, Drws-y- Pttddel; Owen Williams, Plas Buckley nd B Jones, Barain. Mr T A Johnson, Townsend, h-id a good gtfKjk of prime stock of ptime Christmas fed nieat, including grand heifer, 1st prize winner at Mr Byford's Ruthin Auction, fed by Mr John Morris, Garthgynan a bullock, fed by Mr J Jones Segrwyd; two prime bacon pigs fed by Mr H D Hogbee. Plas Chembres, which gained 1st prize at Messrs CloughV, Auction 4 porkers also 1st prize winners at Messrs Clough and Co's Aoction, fed by Mr John Williams, Brynlluarth porkers fed by Mr P M Evans, Sychtyn hall, and wethers, 1st prize winners at the Corwen Smithfield, and lambs fed by Mr Partington, Groes, winners of the 1st prize at Messrs Leathes' Auction. Also .a fine show of pheasants, pees6, turkeys, and other seasonable game, &c. r The display of Mr Samuel Roberts, in Vale street, attracted much attention, and the quality was very fine and included two beats winners of 1st prize at Mr Byford's Auction, fed by Miss Jones, Plas Llanjnys black pole angus bullock, 1st prize winner at Messrs Clough and Co's Auction, fed at Maesmynan Home farm shorthorn bullock, winner of the 2nd prize at St Asaoh Smithfield, fed by Mr F Roberts, Pengwern heifer, fed by Miss Jones, Plas Llanynys. The Welsh wethers fed by the Lord Bishop of St Asaph Mr John D Williams, Ty fos, Corwen. Lambs winner of 1st prize at Messrs Leatbes Auction Mart, fed by Mr Thomas Lloyd, Cotton hall. The numerous sheep fed by Mr Williams, Ty gwyn Mr H Williams, Penycae Mr Roberts, Hendre, and Mr Armstrong, Llwyn, Ystrad Dairy. Bacon pig, fed by Mr John Jones, Llechryd, and the usual complement of geese fed by Mr Williams, Hafod, Henllan, and prime turkeys fed by Mr Leathes, Wern fawr. Mr Stephen Davies' stock was of excellent quality, and included a prime two-year-old heifer, winner of a first prize at Messrs Clough & Co's auction, fed by Mr Llowelyn Jones, Llwyn Isa, Ltan- rhaiadr and fine bullock fd by Mr W M Williams, Cae Drain, Kenllan. The mutton included Welsh wethers fed by Mr John Evans, Denbigh, and lambs fed by Mrs Owen, Glanywern prime bacon pig fed by Mr Rowlands, Coed Accas porkers fed at Howell's School; by Mr Edward Jones, Pandy, Nantglyn and Mr R H Williams, Castle-hill geese fed by Mr R Roberts, Derm and a choice display of sausages aud brawn, &c. Mr John Davies, butcher, Market-hall, and at his shop in Vale-street, had a prime show, which comprised bullock fed by Mrs Lioyd, Lodge, winner of the first prize at Messrs Clough & Co's mart; bullock fed at Maesmynan Home Farm. The wethers included some from Mrs Lloyd, Lodge, and Mr G Jones, Eglwyswen and a good array cf geese from Mrs Lloyd and others. Mr Isaac Myddleton had his stall in the Market Hall well arranged, and the stock was of excellent quality. He had a prime heifer fed by Mr R Armor Jones, Cie Gwyn and wethers fed by Mr H Houghton, Broadleys. It was an excellent show. Mr R P Davies' stall also attracted much attention, and the stock included prime ox beef fed at Maesmynan and at Lodge Farm, the latter being a prize winner at Messrs Clough & Co's auction. The mutton and lamb, of good quality, was from Lodge Farm. Mr David Roberts had a good display of meat, including a two-year-old bullock fed by Mr William Jones, Maesllan, prize winner at Messrs Leathes' Ruthin auction bullock fed by Mr P E Story; together with a quantity of Welsh wethers fed by Mr Griffith Jones, Eglwyswen. Mrs Parry, butcher, had also a very good display of beef and mutton of the very best quality, including prize winners, together with her specialities—brawn, sausages, &c. The shop of Mr Robert Roberts, Druid Buildings, was well stocked with Christ- mas-fed stock of excellent quality. HIGH STREET. Messrs Mellard and Co., ironmongers, had a very attractive display of lamps and plated goods and articles suitable for Christmas presents. The Star Tea Company's window was well arranged with provisions, fancy cakes and Christmas goods. Messrs Dicks bad their windows very tastefully decorated with ladies' and gents' boot and shoes, dress shoes, strong and fancy boots, together with a large variety of children's footwear. Mr R D Hughes', chemist, Medical Hall, windows contained many Christmas novel- ties which had been artistically arranged by Mr T W Jones. There were dainty bottles of perfume, toilet bottles, cases of brushes of entirely novel design. All tastes are catered for and everything which emanates from Medical Hall is of the best. There was also a choice selection of tobacco's, pipes, &o., for the lover of the weed. Messrs W Price Jones and Co., grooers, displayed fine Christmas goods, the chief features being the stock of cakes, crackers, bonbons, sweets and chocolate boxes. Mr T R Itutter, tailor, had his window tastefully dressed with hats, caps, ties, shirts, mufflers, handkerchiefs, &o., in great abundance, also a large variety of gent's suitings, &o., the whole making a splendid show. Mrs J P Jones, confectioner, has extended her premises, and two windows, in addition to the large premises, were attractively stocked with beautiful cakes of every variety, and of the best quality. The central attraction was a magnificent cake of many tiers which was greatly admired. Sweets, chocolates, &o., to suit all tastes were ohief features of the exhibition. It was a splendid display. Mr R Roberts, saddler, had a rare display. Bell's stores had their windows dressed" with Christmas goods and various presents. Mr W H Williams, gents outfitter's window had been very smartly and taste- fully dressed with all the latest fashion in hats, oaps, ties, shirts, collars, gloves, umbrellas, and a large variety of ladies and gentlemen's handkerchiefs in beautifully worked boxes. Should young ladies be at a loss to know what to buy for Christmas presents for their gentlemen friends, they should pay a visit to this establishment. Mr T A Roberts, grocer, displayed a very nice stock of Christmas provisions, fancy bread and other delicacies, all making an attractive show. The Old Post Office, boot company, whose shop had just been opened had a large display of boots and shoes. Mr David Hughes, the oldest established boot manufacturer in the town, had his window very tastefully dressed with ladies and gentlemena' servioable winter boots and shoes, also childrens footwear, and slippers, dancing slippers, court shoes, &o. Messrs Williams Bros, grooers and pro- vision dealers, had a very fine display of prime Wiltshire bacon and hams, the lead- ing makes of cheese, jams and preserves, bread, tinned fruit, flour and groceries. Mr R W Jones, ironmonger, displayed a good stock of lamps, cutlery, &e. Mr Robert Owen had an excellent and extensive show of all kinds of comodities of the best quality, including plain aDd fancy bread, a fine show of bacon and choice I hams. Cheshire and Vale of Clwyd cheeee, &o., in the windows of Star Shop while in his other shop, opposite, the leading feature was the display of biscuits, carrants, raisins, tea, and fancy goods. The now Pioneer Buildings, lately re- moved from Higbgate to High-street, was very attractive and a really up-to-date show. One window contained real lace curtains, silk sashes, fancy tea cosies, fancy table covers, and afternoon teacloths in great abundance, and the other window was charmingly laid out with ladies' blouses for both walking-out and dress wear. Mr David Evan Hughes, florist and seedsman, had a grand selection prize swedes, assorted fruit, and vegetables of all kinds, thew ants of the housewife for culinary or dessert purposes being amply met. Mr Evan Jones, tobacconist and stationer, had an excellent show of Christmas cards, postcards, notepaper, cigarette oases, pipes, tobacco pouches, photo frames, and a fine stock of cigars, cigarettes and tobacco, whilst serviceable Christmas presents were abundant. Messrs W Keepfer and Son, jewellers, had their windows most artistically arranged with a variety of novelties of the jeweller's art—beautiful rings, gold and silver watches, scarf pins, &c., and a choice and very attractive stock of presents. Ashford and Co., Italian warehousemen, bad on view some of thechoicest Christmas provisions, and wines and spirits of the highest quality. The shop is stocked with the choicest Christmas delicacies, biscuits of all kinds, bonbons, tea, and other articles which make acceptable Christmas presents. They have also a grand stock of spirits, beer, stout, and other requisites for Christmas. Messrs Stead & Simpson showed a nice variety of ladies' and gents' boots, shoes, and slippers. Mr W Parry Williams, grocer, had his windows tastefully decorated with very good quality Christmas provisions, bacon, cheese, &o; Messrs Andrews & Co., the Old Vaults, have a fine stock of every variety of wines and spirits of the very best brands which would make suitable Christmas presents; or if the visitors desire a temperance drink it is provided in every form, especially the monarch of temperance drinks'—" Stym," and their own well-made mineral water. Teacher's famous whiskey is on sale there, and can be always obtained. Teacher's specialities-" Highland Cream" & "Extra Special "-will no doubt be in great de- mand during the festive season. Densons' (drapery and furnishers) ex- ceptionally fine show goes absolutely to prove that local shopkeepers are by no means behind the times. The ingenious and attractive way Messrs Denson have of showing their high class goods commended itself to the great crowds, who were de- lighted. Attention was mainly devoted to goods suitable for Christmas presents, where hundreds of novelties were to be had to suit all tastes. The centre window com- prised handkerchiefs in linen and lace, needlecases, ladies' companions, hand-bags, table centres, fancy linen, tea cloths, &c. A beautiful model of a tower was the cen- tral figure, made up of handkerchiefs, and it was very pretty. Around the model are artistically arranged fancy hatpins, fancy boxes of handkerchiefs and gloves, fans, ladies' and gents' dressing cases, &o. The window showing every requisite for evening wear also attracted a great deal of atten- tion. It comprised several models of white Taffeta evening robes, exquisite lace and Eolieunes robes, a choice stock of real laces, several baskets of flowers, fancy lace fans, some beautiful effects in high class silks, &o., and a baby figure handsomely dressed. The other window was of a mixed character of general drapery, and illustra- ted their capabilities of providing their customers with anything in drapery. The interior of their extensive shop was beauti- fully laid out with carpets and linoleums, with several stands showing tailor-made coats and costumes, blouses, millinery, &o., travelling rugs, dress goods, household linens, &c. The famishing showroom was tastefully laid out with every requisite for furnishing. Mr J Hookes- Kennard, chemist, had an excellently., arranged display of perfumery and other articles, and on the "grocery side a grand selection of Christmas goods, raisins, currants, biscuits, &o. Messrs E B Jones and Co, grocers, exhi- bited a fine stock, including bread, both white and brown, currant loaf and cakes, made on the premises. Also prime bacon and cheese for which the house is famed. The Christmas fruit necessary for the dessert table or for the Christmas pud- dings was very fine and in great abundance. Messrs Bradley, clothiers, had on view smart clothing for men, youths, and boys. Messrs Harrison Jones and Co, chemists, had an excellent variety of scent and per- fumers and toilet requisites in great abund- ance; a grand stock of groceries, fruit, teas, and such like useful articles. Mr J Thomas, clothier, showed in one window a superb selection of outfitting. In the second window was a smart selection of men's youths and boys wear, together with two figure stands, one representing a Jack Tar and the other a boys' fancy suit in brown velvet for evening parties, &o The third window contained tailoring of the newest styles. Mr Hugh Williams' tailor, window was splendidly arrayed with smart suitings, all up-to-date and of the best quality; a variety of fancy vests, hats, caps, ties, &o., in abundance. VALE STREET. Mr W Clwyd Pierce, Italian warehouse- man, had a very effeotive display of the season's specialities, including articles which would make very acceptable Christ- mas presents and a splendid show of tinned meat, fruit, &o., and wines and spirits of the highest quality. The interior of the shop was well stocked with Christmas goods, &c. Mr R G Jones' drapery establishment was a great attraction to the ladies, and was much admired, including all kinds of millinery, silk blonees, lace, gloves, &o., and there was also a very good display of quilts and general drapery in another window. Mrs Edgar's 6d bazaar was besieged by crowds of youngsters—admirers of the grtat "Teddy Bear," and who coveted the toys displayed to advantage in the window. Here were clock-work and other toys, games of all sorts, and pother things so dear to youngsters at Christmas. Mr John Edgar, junior, had a very fine display of birds and game hung up all around the window and covering the front of the bouse, being illuminated by gas- light. It included some fine specimens of turkeys, geese, pheasants, wild ducks, rabbits, hares, &o. He had also a choice selection of fruit and fish. Messrs Jones Bros, 9 and 11 Vale-street, made a grand display of trimmed hats, furs, silk ties, gloves, skirts, satchets, work boxes, needle cases, silk motor scarfs, lace collard, silk frocks, flowers, silksi laces, and silk table centres. In the mantle window, there was a splendid show 01 goods for ladies and girlsjevening wear. A beautiful model displaying a handsome ivory lace dress, which was greatly admired, as were the handsome silk frocks, blouses, overalls, &o. The centre of the shop was dressed with taste with linolleums, carpets, silk cushions, hearthrugs, curtains, frilled muslins, mats, &o. Messrs Jones Bros gent's outfitting shop had most up-to-date, styles in boys', youths' and men's suits and overcoats, also the window was very smartly decorated wilh real poplin ties, white shirtf, Dent's lined gloves and golf gloves, a pplendid stock of men's Aertex shirts. A large stock of silk hats, cap", hats, umbrellas, a Spier did selection of gent's underwear, the popular "Nelson" make, smart knitted ties, silk mufflers, &c. There was a very attractive I model of a clown balancirg a chair, which greatly delighted the children. The interior of the shop was decorated with men's shirts, and overcoats, while in the centre were shown the Asylum Attendants' Caps, which looked very smart. Miss Joyce, jeweller, had a most artistically arranged window, costly and pretty articles of jewellery of the latest pattern: watches, both ladies and gents', diamond and wedding rings, clocks and other articles which made a really valuable and attractive show, greatly admired, Mr W J Nott, stationer, had his window well stocked with notepaper, Christmas cards, children's books, ornaments, &c. Mr J H Miller, cycle manufacturer and tobacconist, had on view ladies and gent's bicycles, also accessories of every description. In the tobacco and cigarette line Mr Miller had a good selection, and also pipes, pouches, cigarette cases, match boxes, &c., suitable for presents. I Messrs Hughes and Sons, weavers, Bronallt, the noted manufacturers of home spun tweeds, exhibited woollen goods and tweeds of every variety and hose and underwear in the best quality. Mrs Evans, the well-known confectioner, had an excellent display, there being a great stock of beautiful cakes, both iced, fancy and plain. Also a great variety of rich confectionery and biscuits, chocolates and Christmas stock- ings were to the fore, Pork and other meat pies were in great abundance. The decoration work displayed in the iced and other cakes was superb, showing high class confectionery, whilst the variety from plain to the very richest made a really fine show. Mrs R Williams, hairdresser, had her window very prettily decorated with ladies' hairdressing requisites, oombs, razors, brushes, Christmas cards, tobacco, pipes, &c. This display was greatly admired. Mrs T 0 Jones, grocer, displayed a good supply of groceries, also a good show ot currants, raisins, and all Christmas cakes, fruits, &c., and bacon and hams. A splendid stock. Mr T Fierce Hnghes, the Old Shop, this year excelled all previous years in having his win- dows most attractively decorated. In the gents' outfitting department a splendid show was made of hats, caps, ties, fancy vests, gloves, &e. The ladies' windows were beautifully arranged with millinery, blouses, costly dresses, laces, and the most delicately-made underwear was abundant. The millinery window repre- sented vio'els and cream hangings, and was really beautiful. The whole made a splendid show. Mrs Rogers (late Mrs Hughes), confectioner, bad her window nicely set out with Christmas cakes and all kinds of dainties, including bride cakes. A very attractive item was a number of bicycles iced over and made on the premises. Aleo a display of mince pies and jellies and all kinds of meats such as ox tongue, hams and beef, &c., making a very fine show. Mr C H Lewis, grocer and provision mer- chant, had a very good show of substantial and useful goods, including a splendid stock of foods for game, for which this establishment is noted. There were also Christmas provisions of every description, and bread of all kinds. The 11 dog illustrating the celebrated biscuits wag a great attraction. Johnsons' Dyers (who have recently opened a branch in Vale-street, had a very pretty dis- play of dyed articles, &c., being arranged in a maner creditable to the manageress, Miss Hughes. The Misses Powell's window had a charming appearance, being stocked with pretty articles suitable for presents, and an endless variety of lajies' articles. Messrs Aston and Son's (furnishers) window was pronounoed one of the best dressed windows in town. The manager (Mr R Bradwen Parry) had spared no pains in making an attractive display, the shop represented a fully furnished house, being furnished with all the best and up-bo-date furniture and fittings, ornaments, &o. This show proved a great attraction, Mrs Wheway's S.P.Q.R. Stores had a grand display of dinner and tea services, ornaments and useful china, and innumerable articles suitable for Christmas gifts at prices to suit all purchasers. The china, glass, toilet ware, &c., were chief features of this bright and artistic show. It was a fine display. Mr Holgate, bootmaker, had a very good show ef boots and shoes, for ladies, gents, and children for winter wear, also fancy boots, slippers, &c. Mr Helsby's window was artisticallydecorated, containing all the latest novelties in photo- graphs. We would specially draw attention to the enlargements which were beautifully finished, including a fine group of the Howell's School Governors, and the Rose Queen-Miss Dilys Andrews Roberts—and several other well- known people, also a splendid selection of tinted photographs. Mr David Knowles' well-known drapery, millinery and outfitting establishment proved a most attractive feature. The first window contained a lovely and exquisite selection of eider down quilts in silk and satin covers, lace curtains in ecru and white. Tapestry and em- broidery and other numerous articles embraced in the furnishing department, the richness of the goods displayed showing up to great advantage. The next window contained a beautiful display of ladies' silk and net blouses in smart subdued shades, &c. The effect of this window was greatly enhanced by the festooning of various choice ribbons, and the draping of nunsveilings, taffeta and cash- meres, in shades suitable for evening wear, proved a source of delight. The gentlemen's clothing and outfitting was well represented in the two windows by a fine display set out for this department. Mr D Knowles has greatly improved upon his already commanding front- age by the addition of two powerful incan- descent outside lamps, which were lit for the first time on this night and proved very effective. Mr John Bellamy's music warehouse was visited by large numbers of musicians, who were delighted with the excellent pianos, violins, gramaphones, and other instruments shown here. Mr H T Davies, greengrocer, had a pretty selection of all kinds of fruit. Mr John Roberts, Railway Stores, showed a very large stock of Christmas provisions and groceries, in addition to bread. Mr W S Williams, Armonfa, had his window artistically dressed by Miss Williams, and the stock included an excellent variety of dressing oases, pretty picture frames, Christmas cards, post cards, plated goods, toys, tobacco, pipes, cigarettes, &e. Messrs W H Smith and Son had an unrivalled stock of books, magazines, ladies and gents dressing cases, Christmas cards, stationery, fountain pens, and other articles suitable for Eresents. The whole reflects great credit upon tr Moody. It is a stock nicely kept, and doing full credit to Smith's great firm. Mr P H Owens in his three shops exhibited the besb in hams, bacon, bread, and all fruit and groceries for Christmas. The confectionery looked especially tempting and good. Messrs Wyman and Son s, bookstall, had by the energy of their manager Mr Fred Tuck- field, been tastefully decorated and well filled with booke, periodicals, magazines, fountain pens, watches, pipes, pouches, tobacco and cigarettes, &c., which the traveller passing through the station is delighted to be able to obtain. Mrs Williams, confectioner, bad a good show of cakes, sweets, and Christmas stockings, &c BRIDGE STREET. Mr J Emmanuel, hairdresser, had a very nice selection of ladies toilet requisites, &o. Mr J Roberts had a good show of ladies and gents servicable boots and shoes. Mr Williams, confectioner's window wa stocked with cakes, sweets, and childrent. Christmas stockings in abundance. Miss M Jones, confectioner, exhibited some rare cakes, sweets, chocolates, &c. Mrs Hugh Jones, butcher, bad a nice selection of cared hams, bacons, and home cured lard. Miss Davies, milHner, had displayed a variety of childrens millinery, bonnets, underwear, &c. Mr Joseph Owen had a good supply oi greengroceries, fish, "nd oftme in his window. Messrs Jones & Co., jeweller-, bad an except- ionally choice slId va'uabje show, including brooches, rings, watchcs, clocks, electro-plat, d goods in great variety. The artistic manner in which this window had been arranged reflects [great credit upon Master Harold Jones. Chirk shop, Mr J R Hughes' tailoring de- partment, was well stocked with beautiful patterns of endless variety, and also oaps, ties, hats, gents' underwear, collars, &o. There were also on view three models of ladies' cos- tumes, for which Mr Hughes is noted. Mr Isaac Morris showed ladies' and gents' serviceable winter boots and shoes. Mr A Lloyd Jones' boot and shoe establish- ments had been very nicely laid out with a good selection of ladies' and gents' boot and shoes, gents' leggings, dress shoes, &c. Miss Pollie Jones, who has recently opened a high class sweet shop, bad a splendid show of ohocolates, sweets of every description, and a large quantity of Turner and Wainwrights' toffee. Mr W M Buller showed that his stock is of the very highest quality. Tobacoo's, cigars, and cigarettes of every description may be obtained. In one window Mr Buller shows a varied selection of pipes (BBB and Loewe), pouches, cirgarette cases, &c. and in the other window the arrticles included writing cases, albums, birthday books, notapaper, Christmas cards, &c. In the cycle department may be obtained any make of machine of the best quality. HENLLAN STREET. Mr. Thomas Jones. grocer, had his window well filled with good things for Christmas. Mr W B Price, greengrocer, had in the, window of his Henllan street establishment a good show of greengroceries, fruit, &c. Mr D Bartley, Mrs Simpson, and Miss M Hughes, had very good shows. CHAPEL STREET. Mr William Edwards, grocer, had his windows well stocked with an excellent variety of provisions and groceries. Mr J Jones (late E B Jones & Co). Chapel place, had a very tasteful show of general, groceries and provisions of good quality. Mr John Roberts' chip potatoe establishment looked particularly nice and clean, and very inviting to customers. POST OFFICE. Mrs Thomas had a very nice selection of Christmas provisions and goods. MARKET PLACE. Mr S T Miller had his window and stall in the Market Hall splendidly laid out with a large variety of dinner, tea, and dessert servi- ces, trinket sets, Dutch, Coalport, Wedgewood, and Minton chiha, together with Goss porcelain arms ware and ornaments. Mr J Ellis Jones, hairdresser, Coronation Buildings, had a good display of toilet requis- ites, razors, safety razors, brushes, &a. HIGBGATE. Davies, dyers and cleaners. This well-known firm has opened a branch in Highgate, and had on view samples of their dyeing and cleaning, beautifully arranged by the Manageress (Miss Owen), to whom great credit is due. Mrs E Williams, fancy dealer, had a very good display of beautiful hand embroidered work, etc., in great variety—the whole being greatly admired. THE MARKET HALL. The front entrance to the Market Hall had been beautifully illuminated by artistically arranged gas pipes. Mr W R Price had his stall tastefully decorated with fruit and vegetables and a tine display of swedes grown by Mr Partington, Tyddyn Isa, and Mr Williams, Penycae; also some very fine sprouts, red cabbagea, etc. Mr R D Hughes, F.R.H.S., the well-known seedsman and fruiterer, bad a very attractive show of apples (home grown), sprouts, and red cabbage, eto. Messrs Edgar and Son had a record display of pheasants and birds of every description, including some fine geese and turkeys, ducks, etc. They again had on view a boneless chicken and pheasant trimmed in the neatest fashion, also large quantities of fish. A great! attraction was a number of live birds, viz., pigeons. Hoodans, Indian Guana, Plymouth BackF, etc. This was a fine show. Mr H T Davies' greengrocery stall was well filled with various kinds of fruits and vegetables. Messrs Singer and Co's stall under the man- agement of Mr W Roberts, contained some good specimens of their world renowned sewing machines. Messrs Turner and Wainwrights' stall was well provided with their celebrated toffee. Miss Williams, Higbgath, had as usual an excellent display of fruit and vegetables of fine quality, and an abundance of home made toffee. Mr Jonah Jones bad a good show of fish and game,
Football. For the Christmas Day match versus Rhyl, at Denbigh, the teams will be :— Denbigh: Goal, Sam Griffiths; baoks, T Dickens and T Smith half-backs, H Evans, T A Davies, and T Davies; forwards, R Morris Evans, E E Davies, R Gallagher, R Thomas, and D B Davies. Rhyl: Goal, Smith; backs, R Birch and A Roberts; half-backs, W Williams, R Hughes, and G Morris forwards, Pritchard, D Hughes, Frost, T Harrison, and Bert Jones. The kick-off is at 2.30 prompt, and the Com- mittee are hopeful of a bumper gate. A special train will be run from Rhyl, stopping at intermediate stations. For the return, at Rhyl on Monday, Denbigh will be represented by the same team. The protest of Rhyl Grange against Denbigh, as winners of the Junior Cup tie in which Denbigh won won by 9 goals to nil, was con. sidered at Rhyl on Wednesday, and the tie was awarded to Rhyl Grange. At a meeting of the Combination Executive, held at Chester, on Monday, Brymbo Victoria were elected members, in place of Birkenhead, and will take over the remaining fixtures.
LLANELIDAN. LIBERAL CANDIDATE IN A SNOWDRIFT.—Sir Herbert Roberts, member for West Denbigh- shire, on Tuesday evening left Ruthin for Bryneglwys-yn-Yale, one of the highest upland districts in the county. At the top of the famous Nant-y-garth Pass the carriage landed in a snowdrift, and it was found absolutely impossible to proceed. Sir Herbert and his party then made tracks across country to Lisnelidan, and there addressed a meeting. The Rector of Llanelidan afterwards asked Sir Herbert whether he was in favour of a single Chamber, and what would be the position of incumbents should the Disestablishment Bill pass. Sir Herbert replied that he wanted a Chamber which would give equal treatment to Liberal and Conservative measures. The last Disestablishment Bill proposed that the income of the present incumbents should not be touched, and when returned to power the Liberals would introduce a similar bill.
Gifts for the Poor. The Mayor of Denbigh (Alderman J Humphrey Jones) has received a very handsome gift of J625 from "An Old Denbigh Boy," (who desires that his name should not be published), for distribution amongst the poor of the town, according to the discretion of the Mayor and Dr Lloyd, who is the Union Doctor for Den- bigh parish.—The Mayor has also received a 6beque for L5 from Colonel Ward, Segrwyd, towards the Soup Kitchen. These gifts will be very valuable in this severe weather, and will be greatly appre- ciated by the poor.
PRELIMINARY NOTICE. Unionist Meeting) A PUBLIC MEETING in support of the Unionist Candidates for the Denbigh Boroughs (HON. W. ORMSBY GORE), and the County (MB. SAM THOMPSON), will be held in the TOWN IIALL, RUTHIN, on THURSDAY, the 6th of JANUARY Prox. Particulars Later. 1326d24
RUTHIN. CHRISTMAS POULTRY MARKET. Prices ruled high at the above market on Monday. Christmas fed geese made on an average 8d to 8icl per lb, while turkeys were 10id to lid per lb. LLANBEDR COURSING MEETING. The annual coursing meeting which was such a great success last year will again be held on Monday, the 37th inst. Grand sport is antici- pated, and there are a large number of entries. See advertisement. SEASONABLE GIFTS. Colonel and Mrs Cornwallis West gave their usual gifts of goal to the poor of Ruthin, Llan- fwrog, and Llanrhydd. Needless to say this was very acceptable this hard weather. CAMBRIAN WORKS. Mr John Cropper has again this season shown his kind thought and feeling towards his men. He does not only wish them all the best wishes and seasonable compliments, but shows his appreciation for the busy summer montns, which his employees have had by giving them a substantial gift with full pay for Christmas holidays. We are sure the em- ployees are very grateful to him for his kind- ness and appreciate the generosity and kind feeling which he extends to them at all times.
Ruthin County Court. At a County Court vesterday (Wednesday), before His Honour Judge Moss, two workmen's compensation cases were heard. Mrs M C Jones, the widow of the late Mr William Jones, who was recently killed whilst at work in a quarry, applied through her solicitor, Mr A 0 Evans, for the sum of B161 14s to be paid out of Court. The Ruthin Town Council applied for JE14 towards the man's funeral expenses they had paid. Judgment was given for L151 to be paid forthwith, and JB2 per month after- wards.—Mr William Thomas, butcher, Rhos- street, claimed 8s per week as compensation from Messrs Gittins & Beech as the result of a kick from a horse whilst in the employ of defendants. Judgment was deferred.
RHUDDLAN. PARISH CHUKCH.—Services on Christ- mas Day :-8 a.m., Holy Communion 11 a.m., English service and sermon. Next Sunday :-10 a.m., Welsh Holy Communion 11 a.m., English 6 p.m., Welsh. DISTRIBUTION OF COALS.-Through the liberality of Mr and Mrs James King, The White House, Old Southgate, London, a quantity of coal has been given to the old folk, and to other worthy recipients. Such kindness has beeB all the more welcome on account of the very severe weather. The favoured ones are truly thankful to the donors. FUNERAL OF MRS WILLIAMS, PENY- FFORDD.-On Tuesday the funeral of Mrs Williams, Penyffordd, took place at the Parish Churchyard, and was of a strictly private character. Her decease terminates a married life of much felicity, extending over 55 years. Mrs Williams died in her 81st year. She was present and partook of the Holy Communion at the Parish Church on the last Sunday in November. Both husband and wife knelt together side by side, as they were in the habit of doing. On the 1st of December Mrs Williams was present at the Church Social, and appeared in excellent health and spirits. She, however, had been suffering for years from weakness of the heart, and this became aggravated by a slight cold, and after a few days illness, during which she was attended by Dr Henry Lloyd, she passed peacefully away on Friday morning. The funeral arrange- ments were in the hands of Mr Osborne, Rhyl, and Mr Richard Williams, Enyon terrace. The Vicar (Rev T W Vaughan) conducted a short service at the house, and afterwards officiated at the Church. The blinds of all the houses and places of business were drawn over the windows of the route to the Church. The coffin, which was of pure English oak, with plain brass furniture, was hidden in a wealth of beautiful wreaths of lilies and chrys- anthemums. Mr Thomas Davies, who presided at the organ played suitable selections, and the hymn II 0 fryniau Oaersalem," was sung. The Dead March was played as the cortege left the Church. The carriages were occupied as Eollows :—1 Mr T W Vaughan, Vicar. 2 The hearse, accompanied by eight bearers, on foot. 3 Mr John Williams, with three sons. 4 Two sons-in-law, Mr M Lloyd Williams, and Mr B H Lloyd Williams. Two nephews, Mr A 0 Evans, and Mr John Hnghes, 5 Mr J Lloyd Williams, Mr Henry Williams, Mr Robert Williams, and grin-ison, Master Aneurin Williams. The late Mrs Wil'iams wis born at Ffordd Lis, Llnnfwrog, in 18.8, and was marrit d to Mr John WilMams, of Plasyn- lign, Efenechtyd, Huthin, in 185A. For some time th"y lived at Galltycelyn, Dprwpn, in 1855, IInl removed to Pcny- ff rdd, in 1882. The carriages were supplud by Messrs Brooks Broq., Rhjl. The family take this opportunity of tendering tbl'ir sire-re thanks to all friends for thnr f-jmparhy and kind enquiries.
PENTRECELYN. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. H.M. Inspector's Report on Pentre Celyn School after visit of 22nd October, 1909 I This is a model country school and the excellent condition of the discipline and J instruction reflects the greatest credit on the Head Teacher and his assistants." COTTAGE GARDENING. Report of Mr Henry Forder, F.R.H.S., on Cottage Gardening at Pentre Celyn School I inspected this garden in September, and although late in the season I found it in excellent order. The flower borders were bright with all kinds of herbaceous plants, annuals, sweet peas, dahlias, asters, pansies, godetias, corcopsis, and many other showy flowering plant. I must say that the dahlias and sweet peas were very fine indeed in fact every- thing is so well done that it is difficult to select any particular branch in this garden. The flower borders are well laid out, and the system of planting successional flower- ing plants is as near perfection as possible. But flowers are not the only the only things well cared for here the vegetable portion is equally well done. Peas have been good, but at my visit were getting over. Beans were fine, dso Cauliflowers, plots of Cabbage, Beetroot, Carrots, Brussell Sprouts, Marrow?, Po- tatoes, and all kinds of vegetables. The Headmaster is to be congratulated on the excellent state of the gardens, also the 14 boys who have taken up the sub- ject. It is highly creditable to them all. I was glad to find that my recommend- ation for garden frames, &c., had been carried out, as it will greatly assist them in raising young plants."
THE ADVANTAGES OF SILENCE. A very clever woman-clever because she knew how to hold her tongue-w.a.s once heard telling a friend, in conftdenoe, when asked why the had not taken part in a oonvertion of the n previous evening', in which nearly everyone had ioined, that she had kept quiet because she waa ignorant of the subject under discussion. Whenever I am not thoroughly informed on a •ubject, and I feel incapable of talking intelli- gently, why, I just hold my tongue. I believe I lave the reputation of being a good talker, but if I talked about what I did not understand I ihould soon lose it." But, then, one appears to stupid to sit still and say nothing when every- one else is talking," wae the reply. "I do not mind that in the least," she answered I am willing to run the risk." This establishes an ex- cellent precedent in the art of conversation. If me finds oneself suddenly and without warning vurrounded by a lot of people who know it ill," it ie far better to keep silent than to launch torth into the discussion of an unexplored sub- iect.
LITTLE LOVE HINTS. If nobody lores you, be sure that it ie youp own" fault. Look into your character, to find out what it is that forbids others to fail in love with pou. A woman's love is stronger than that of a nan, but even a woman expects some return for her love, or it will grow very bitter. Love is a paradise on earth, but, like all earthly paradises, it should be treated as one possibly lost, not an immortal one. Let no one shut the door if love should come k> call. Cupid has a nasty knack of not return- ing if once turned rudely away. Lore, when forced, must soon become utter hatred.