— ——— BIRTHS < DAVIES.—May 24th, at Pen y-cob, St Asaph the wife of Mr Thomas Davies, of a son. FARRELL.—May 27th, at Love-lane, Denbigh, the wife of Sergeant J J Farrell, of a daughter. DEATHS. JOKES.—May 26th, at Clwydian-terrace, Den- bigh, Mrs Jones, late of Nantgwilym, aged 80 years. WILLIAMS.—May 29th, at Coed-y-gawen, Llan- fwrog, Ruthin, David Williams, aged 75 years. —Public funeral on Saturday, at Llanfwrcg Church, at 2.30. IN MEMORIAM. In ever tenderest and most loving memory of William Green, entered into rest May 31st, 1900, at Florence House, Ruthin; also of Harriette Hannah, his belowed daughter, February 3id, 1897. "I look for the Resurrection of the dead, and the life of the World to come." S.H.G. I JONES.—In loving memory of my deartfusband, Joseph Jones, 19, Mwrog-stieet, Ruthin, who ^ne st' 1899, aged 56 years, for many Ruthin °>ee Messrs R and Son, We loved him in life, he is dear to us still. But in grief we must bend to God's holy will, Our sorrow was great, our loss hard to bear, We miss you, dear husband, your love and your care. Deeply regretted by his wife and children.
MUSICAL MF.FTING.-The Ccngregationalists of the Vale of Ciwyd held their annual musical festival at Swan Lane Chapel, Denbigh yester- day (Thursday). The chapel was crowded at the two meetings. At the afternoon meeting the succeshful scholars of the different schools who had passed the recent examinations were awarded prizes in the form of money, books, and certificates. The children under 12 years were catechised by Mr John Williams, St Asaph, in part three of the" Life of Jesus Christ, and the president ef the two meetings (Mr Richard Jones, Rhyl), in the course of his address said hp was very pleased by the way in TL V v. ?h: '"ro-.« had answered the questions that had betn put to them by Mr Williams. The evening [hoeting was very largely attended. The singing hrougKout wa«verye0od Thn conductor, Mr >1 E Pritchard. Abergele, spoke very highly of the singing, and 8aid that great p.se was due to the organist, Mr T W Sftlusbury, organ st of the Independent Chapel Denbigh A collection was made to defray the expt I- of the festival. After the afternoon meeting an excellent tea was provided at the C M. schoolroom. » X
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DENBIGH AND DISTRICT ENGLISH CIIAPF.L.-The preacher next Sun- < [ay will be the Rev J T Pritohard, Pwllheli. DKNBIGH MARKET, WEDNESDAY.—The prices vere as follows Fowls, as to 3s 6d per couple; roung chickens, 5. to 6s ducks, 7s eggs, 17 md 18 for Is; fresh butter, lid to Is per lb mall tubs, 10 to 10.1d. ROYAL BOWLING GREEN.—At the annual ;allot for members the following gentlemen vere duly elected members of above:—Thomas Lloyd Jones, Edgar J Swayne. A Wynne Jones, rohn Lloyd Williams, T Kavenscroft, E Wbyte rones, W Ellis. BOYS CAmp.-The boys belonging to the Dpenshaw Lads Club, who camped at Bodfari ast year have taken up the same quarters ihis year. They have visited Denbigh in large :ompanies and made things lively by the un- -estrained way in which they enjoyed them- .elves in the freedom of the country. ST MARY'S CHURCH BELLS.—Owing to the -ecent narrow escape of King Edward VII, by he disaster to Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht, shamrock II, by special request the bells of St Vlary's Church on Sunday played God save ,he King" strains which have never been ieard played on these bells before. They were manipulated in excellent style by Mr Thomas rones, outside porter, Denbigh. WEDDIKG.—A; very pretty wedding was ;olemnized at the C.M. Chapel, yesterday [Thursday), when Miss Jones, eldest daughter 3f Mr David Jones, Berllan, Denbigh, was married to Mr T Royles, of Ruthin. The bride, who was very prettily dressed, was given away by her father, Mr David Jones. The Rev E Jones, minister of the chapel, officiated. The presents were very numerous and valuable. EGGS AND FIOWSRS SOLICITICI;Contribu- tions of eggs and flowers are earnestly solicited for the childrens hospitals at Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester, through the medium of the annual egg and flower service, held in connection with the English Church Sunday School at 2.45, next Sunday afternoon, at St Mary's Church. They can be sent to the ohurch, to any of the teachers, or the hon. secretary, Mr T Ashford. NEXT SUNDAY'S CHunCH SERVICES.—OB Sunday next at both churches in Denbigh the services will be in connection with the Sunday schools of the parish and the collections in aid of the funds of the Sunday Schools English and Welsh. The Lord Bishop of St Asaph will preach at St Mary's Church at the r morning service and in the evening in Welsh the preacher will be the Rural Dean of Denbigh (the Rev David Williams, Llandyrneg). The local clergy will officiate at St David's. In the afternoon the annual egg and flower service will be held at St Mary's Church, for which contribution? are golieited. TECHNICAL SCHOOL.—The result of the examination of the iemala ambulance class formed at Henllan has just come to hand, and we are pleased to state that the 1< candidates who sat the examination have been successful and gained the 1 at Aid Certificate issued by the St Johns Ambulance Association, London which is most creditable to the hon instructor' Dr Lloyd, and the candidates. On refewnce to the advertisement on page 4 it will be seen that the certificates and prizes given in con- nection with the other classes will be distri- buted at the Town Hall on the 11th June, and we hope our readers will attend so as to make the meeting a success. WHIT-TUESDAY AT THE CASTLE.—Owing to the May-day festivities happening so near Whit-Tuesday, and the clubs having decided not to walk, the Castle committee considered it would be unwîe tf, go to any serious ex- pense in t-tia vrt'y of pioviding amusement at the Castle, especiktfy as last year the expendi- ture of considerable money and trouble resulted in barely meeting the expenses. To provide amusement for the tickets-holders and towns- people who did not seek amusement further away the splendid band of the Denbigh Vol- unteers was engaged for the erentog under Bandmaster C M Humphreys, and played suitable danco music from 6 o'clock until dusk and a fairly good number of people were present. I NORTH WALES SUMMER ASSIZES.—Mr Justice Grantham has fixed the following commission days for the summer assizes on the North Wales circuit—viz, Newtown, Saturday, July 6tn; Dolgelley, Tuesday, July 9th, Carnarvon Thursday, July 11th; Beaumaris, Tuesday, July 16th; Ruthin, Thursday, July 18th; Mold Monday, July 22nd; Chester, Wednesday, July 2"1th. Mr Justice Chanuell will join Mr Justice Grantham at Chester. Two YOUNG DENBIGH ART PUPILS IX LONDON.—Misses Violet and Daisy Hughes, the twin daughters of Mr John Thomas Hughes, weaver, Vale-street, Denbigh, were, with other pupils of the Tapestry and Art Weaving Schools. Bushey, and of Bond-street, London, in the Home Arts Exhibition held in the Royal Albert Hall, London (where Messrs Hughes and Sons won the highest awards for weaving in the United Kingdom last year) The beautiful taoestry works done at the above schools were shown and inciuded St George and the Dragon," St David, Patron Saint of Wales," St Margaret of Scotland," The fine Panels of St Kentigern," The Thistle," The 3rd day of Creation," "Trees bearing fruit," "The Passing of the Sea. Queen," and other wonder- ful and magnificent tapestries wh ch are worth several thousand pounds each. Daisy Hughes was in the exhibition with other pupils showing the art of weaving tapestry, and Violet Hughes was weaving on a small Swedish Loom. At the above schools the pupils are taught to design and also the highest class ef silk brocade weaving. Other similar tapestries to the above are now exhibited at the Glasgow Exhibition from these schools. It must be very gratifying to Mr and Mrs Hughes that their young daughters have displayed such ability and dexterity in the most artistic branch of their art to be selected at so young an age for im- portant Exhibition work of this kind, and it augurs well for the future success they are likely to achcive in this art. -0
AN HONOUR FOR THE DENBIGHSHIRE VOLUNTEERS. PART OF AN ARMY CORPS. Under the arrangements of the new Army scheme, it is, as our readers are aware, proposed to have six Army Corps. Three will consist of regulars, and in the other three there will be included. 25 volunteer Battalions, and Denbighshire people will hear with great pleasure that the Com- mander-in-Chief has done the county the distinguished honour of selecting the 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers as one of the volunteer battalions. It will form part of the Oth Brigade of the Field Army for home defence, and will encamp upon Salisbury P;ain from loth to the 27th of July. It is gratifying, not only to the volunteers, but to the county at large, to find that the county battalion is in so excellent a position amongst the best battalions of the country as to have received this distinction. This recognition is no doubt due to the excellent manner in which the ba ttalion assembled and acquitted itself in camp last year, for there were 900 men in camp for 14: days, an average, so far as lye can ascertain, not exceeded by any Dtiier volunteer battalion, and further at the end of last year the strength of the battalion had been raised to 1122, since then it has gone on increasing and the iiumber now is close upon 1200, and in addition to this it should be borne in mind that the battalion furnished a service com- pany of 121 men for South Africa. In connection with the Salisbury Plain 1 sncampment the battalion is required to < takd no less than 505 otlicers and men for i the full period of 13days. We may mention, ] however, that the rate of pay will be such J uhat the regiment wiU be able to give single ] nen tl and marriecThaen tl 10s for the J 'ortnight. Corporals will receive 2s üd. J mil Sergeants 5s extra. A new pair of 1 A.rmy boots will also be given to all, and of i course all of the rations and other neccs- J saries found. The Col in command and offices are most 1 anxious togetat least 900 men itfcamp so as I to place the battalion in as good a position i is last year, and it is sincerely hoped that 1 all employers of labour, who have volunteers < in their service, will do their utmost to e11- a.ble the men to take part in this encamp- ment and will avoid putting any obstacles whatever in the way of men attending 1 camp. One;method of showing appreciation of what the regiment has done in the way of helping the country in the South African campaign will be by employers (even at some inconvenience) enabling their volun- teer employees to take part in the encamp- ment in July. «
DENBIGHSHIRE YEOMANRY. The camp at Wynnstay this week has been carried on in good weather and with much success. Thanks to Sir Watkin's personal supervision and management of the arrangements, it is believed that each trooper will bo able to finish up the training with something like £10 to the good. The Denbighshire officers present are Captain H W Buddicom, Captain Owen J Williams, Captain F E Cotton, Captain T Davies-Cooke, Lieut. (J E Wynne Eyton, Lieut. J H Wrigley, Surgeon-Capt. Ii Williams and Veterinary-Lieut. IZoberts., The work of the training differs very much from last year's, the duties consist mainly of advance and rear guard, and recon- naisance and outpost duty. Although worked very hard, both horses and men are well cared for.
FISHING. Captain Cole, oa the 28th instant, killed a Ferox of 9 lbs on Lough Awe. The fish was in beautiful condition, and has been sent to Mr Bissopp, the naturalist of Oban.—"The Scots- man."
RUTHIN. HORSE Snow Jul)(ill.-At the Old Colwyn Horse Show on Tuesday one of the judges was Mr Tegid Owen, of Ruthin. VOTX.\TEER BAXD AT THE CASTI.r.-Oll Sat- urday the Volunteer Band, under Bandmaster Edward Thomas, played in an accomplished manner several selections on the Square to the delight of a large number of listeners. The band afterwards marched to the Castle, where they played on the lawn during dinner and later on in the billiard room. FORESTKRS.—The annual statement of accounts of the Vale of Clwyd Court, No. 4,700 of the Ancient Order of Foresters, shows that the Lodge is in a thoroughly sound position. The payments to sick members amounted to R80 3s 4d, and funeral payments amounted to 950. Ihere was a balance in the Treasurer's hands on the account of £2268 Id. The management fund account showed that the total expenditure 6n management was £ 18 38 3d, and the balance in the Treasurer's hands was t9 Is 7d. The balance sheet shows that the balances at the end of the year 1900 was P.2,233 14s Sd against £ 2,208 4s 7d at the commencement of the year, an increase of £ 2-5 10s ld. The accounts have been audited by Messrs D Glynne Jones and John Roberts, and the secretary is Mr W Williams, printer, Well- street. DEATH OF MRS CATHERINE ROBERTS.—We much regret to record the death of Mrs Catherine Roberts, widow of the late Mr Rice Roberts, Fir Grove Cottage, Llarifwrog, Ruthin, who died May 23rd, and was buried at Clo- caenog, Churchyard on Tuesday. The burial service was conducted in the house by the Rev E Stephens, Ruthin, and atClocaenog by the Vicar. Mrs Roberts died rather suddenly of heart disease. She was a true christian woman ind of a quiet disposition. She was the mother )f Mrs W illiams, 30, Clwyd-street, Ruthin, who mly lost her husband a few weeks ago, he hav- tlg- died at the Denbigh Infirmary, where she lursed her husband with the tenderest care until lis death, and she had to leave his bed to go to ler mother's bedside and nursed her up to her leath. It is really very sad to think of all the sickness and trouble she has had in the death of ler father, mother, and husband, in such a ihort space of time. Very great sympathy is :elt for Mrs Williams (whose great sorrow is idded to by being in a very delicate state of lealth), and her little children who have been eft to mourn the loss of so many dear -elatives..—Cor. o
PROPOSED NEW ORGAN FOR RUTHIN CHURCH. A meeting of the committee was held on Wednesday C, in the Vestry. The meeting vas exceedingly well attended, and it was lecided to at once start subscription ist for the purpose of providing an organ. Mrs Xaylor Leyland promised a sum of C100, and including this handsome sub- scription no less than t2lO was promised. rhere is every prospect of a sum of nearly 2"1000 being collected". Miss Edwards Church Gates), Mr W G Hodgson, and Mr ieorge Edwards were appointed secre- taries and Mr W A Jones, of the London md Provincial Bank, treasurer.
SHEPHERDS' AND FORESTERS' ANNUAL SPORTS. The great attraction for the people of Ruthin and neighbourhood on Whit-Monday vas the annual sports of the Shepherds and foresters Societies which passed off with ;he greatest success. As time goes on the committee show their enterprize by provid- ng fresh attractions and increasing the )rizes. In the morning the Yolunteer 3and, under Bandmaster Edward Thomas, )Iayed selections on the Square and at :>en Barras, and then went to the Castle iotel to meet the members of the Slicp- ierds' Society. From here they marched ,a the Black Horse Inn, where the foresters took their place in the procession. Phe Mayor, Dr J Medwyn Hughes, who is he medical officar for both clubs, also valked in the procession. The Foresters ncluded a considerable number of juvenile nembers. Headed by the band they pro- ceeded down Clwyd-«tveet into Llanfwrog log far ts Plas New;, del where they walked through the grounds. Then they returned lid went to tke Castle grounds, where :hey were received by Colonel and Mrs West and a distinguished party of guests. Dol West congratulated the officials on the large turnout of members of both lodges md both he and Mrs West evinced much interest in the event. Photographs were saken by some of Col West's guests, and 9. promise was given that the secretaries (Mr Robert Jones, Llanbedr, and Mr W Wil- liams, Ruthin), would be presented with 3opies. From the Castle the procession passed down Record-street into Well-street 1nd back by Well-street to the Square, whence the Foresters dispersed to their head quarters at the Black Horse and the Shepherds to the Castle Hotel, where the latter sat down to a capital dinner placed )n the tables by the genial host and hostess Mr and Mrs E Tegid Owen. There was a large attendance at the sports. The ground had been laid out with great care and ability by Mr J Curtis, and the arrangements for the sports were capital. Most of the events had produced a good number of entries, and in some events there was very keen competition, a fact which reflected credit upon the handi- cappers. The following officials carried out their duties with much satisfaction:— Starter (pony races), Mr J Moore, Pool Park; judges, Mr W Williams. horse- breaker, and Mr F R Davies, Cloisters Cottage. Starter (flat races), Mr E Tegid Owen; judges, Mr G R Craigie and Mr Theodore Rouw. Sports referee, Mr Joseph Davies, The Star. Football referees, Mr W Thomas and Mr J R McGowen. Handicappers, Mr J H Simon and Mr R 0 Jones. Timekeepers, Mr T H Rigby and Mr H E Joyce, Appended are the vesults of the races:- 120 yards handicap. 1st heat: 1, 1 P Owen, Coedpoeth; 2, Oswald Jones, St Asaph. 2nd heat: 1, David Jones, South- sea; 2, Hugh Jones, Ruthin. Final 1st, Oswald Jones 2nd, David Jones 3rd, J P Owen. 100 yards race for boys: 1st, Sydney Clutton, Colwyn Bay: 2nd, John Davies, Ruthin 3, Thomas Tothill, Ruthin. Quarter mile handicap: 1st, Rowland Roberts, Ruthin; 2nd, Ellis Williams, Llandegla; 3rd, Oswald Jones, St Asaph. Boot Race: 1st, Samuel Roberts; 2nd, Henry Jones; 3rd, Robert Richard Roberts. One mile handicap: 1st (silver cup value £ 1), E Williams, Llandegla; 2nd (15s), D Davies, SMMf 3rd (10s), E Williams, Llanbedr. Cob race^l hands and under) 1st ( £ 2 2s), W G Roberts, Dyserth, "Lady Min; 2nd ( £ 1 Is), E Roberts, Rhyl, "Princess May 3rd (10s Gd), G R Craigie, Ruthin. 2nd ( £ 1 Is), E Roberts, Rhyl, 4'Princess May 3rd (10s Gd), G R Craigie, Ruthin. Pony race (121 hands and under): 1st ( £ 1 Is), E Roberts, Rhyl, "Pricness May;" 2nd (10s Gd), Sydney Clutton, Colwyn Bay, 11 Nlay Cloton; 3rd (5s), Henry Jones, St Asaph, "Butcher's Boy." Hurdle race: 1st, Oswald Jones, St Asaph 2nd, Hugh Jones, Ruthin; 3rd, E Williams, Llandegla. Four teams had entered for the football competition. In the llrst round Transvaal Heroes beat Minera St Mary's, and St Asaph Church Guild beat Ruthin United. In the final Transvaal Heroes vanquished St Asaph Church Guild. The gold-centre medals therefore went to the "Heroes," and the silver ones to St Asaph Church Guild. At the conclusion (f the sports the prizes were distributed with much geniality by Mrs West, who, with Col West and party, was present on the sports ground. During the afternoon capital selections of music I was rendered by tho band of the 44 G" Company 1st V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon the two secretaries (Mr Robert Jones Pentre, Llanbedr, and Mr Wm Williams, Ruthin), and the treasurer (Mr W D Morris), for the diligent and painstaking manner in which they carried out their duties and did all they could for the success of the sports. Thanks are also due to a number of other members of both clubs who rendered valuable assistance as stewards and in other ways. It should be added that the President was Col W Cornwallis West, and the Vice-presidents included His Worship the Mayor, Mr George Blezard, Mr G R Craigie, Col Saxon Gregson Ellis, Capt Jenkins, Lieut Theodore Rouw, Mr E Tegid Owen, Mr J S Scales, Dr T 0 Jones, and Dr W F Byford. — ♦- —-
NEXT YEAR'S AGRICULTURAL I bHOW TO BE HELD AT KTJTxilN. The following letter was read at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday even- ing: 44 Dear sir,—In the usual course of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society's rounds it is Ruthin's turn to have the Society's next show in that town should they wish to do so. I may say that it is our jubilee show next year, and I may also say that since I have been the secretary I have taken this course of writing to the Town Clerk of the town whose turn it is, about this time of the year, and informing him of this fact. Two new rules come into force forthwith, namely, that each town the Society visits in the future a sum of not less than oVI50 for local prizes, &c., and also a free site. This will not affect Ruthin very much according to the result of our last visit there. Then another change has taken place. The Society for tho future find the prizes for the dog, poultry, and pigeon sections, which up to and including this year's show have been found by the local committee. You < will see the two new rules are greatly in j favcur of the local committee. The dog, ] poultry, and pigeon prizes amount to about < £ 70 each year. I shall be glad if you will kindiv lay this matter before your Council at their next meeting and let me know the result, so that if the Council should not feel disposed to invite the Society, it will be open for others to do so." Mr Rouw said there was no doubt that the new rule that 2150 be guaranteed by the town was an advantageous one. The money subscribed in Ruthin last time was a good deal more than £150. He proposed that an invitation be sent to the Society to hold their annual show in Ruthin next year. Mr Thomas Williams seconded. Mr Edward Roberts remarked tfiat the sub- gei iptions on the last occasion the show was hold in Ruthin were £ '2(J1 3s Gd, so that he did not think there would be any difficulty in laislng the JE150. Ihe motion was carried. 4b.
"WALKING THE BOUNDARIES' AT RUTHIN. PROPOSAL TO REVIVE AN ANCIENT CUSTOM. At Ruthin Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Councillor Theodore Rouw called attention to the ancient custom of walking the Borough Boundaries and moved a resolution with regard to the same. In doing so he said tho last time the boundaries were walked was in the year 1881, and previous to that they were walked in 1859. Upon this occasion it was recorded that the people turned up, not in their hundreds, but in their thousands, and he thought that if the custom were revived this year it would bring a large number of people into the t nvn for the occasion. The reason he had had the matter put on the agenda was that it was exactly 20 years since the boundaries were last walked. Mr John Roberts seconded the motion. The Mayor said lie would like to know whether there were any complaints as to trespass or nuisance caused by the peram- bulations on the previous occasion, and also whether this was the correct time of the year, having regard to the corn, hay, and so forth, for tho ceremony to take place. He thought it would be to the interests of the farmers of the neigbourbood if it took place later on. Mr Rouw said the last walking was done in May, and he suggested that the present one might be after harvest. Mr Ezra Roberts said in former times it was very necessary that the boundaries should be walked, and it was useful for many purposes in connection with the surveying and assessing of land, but since the ordnance survey maps had been established they knew by simply con- sulting them where the boundaries are. He thought if they were going to incur any expense they should be quite clear that they were using the ratepayers' money for a useful purpose, and not simply in a jollification for the day. However, he did not want to throw cold water on the proposal, and if it was advisable that it should be done he should think the best course would be for the finance committee to take the matter intu consideration to see what had been done on former occasions and report moro fully at another meeting.' Mr John Roberts said as seconder of the motion he did not contemplate that there would be any of the ratepayers' money spent. Mr Edward Roberts said there was no public money spent on the last occasion. Mr John Roberts read some extracts from a printed report of the proceedings in 1881, and said that, judging from the manner in which it was reported, he should think that the money did not com3 out oi the ratepayers' pockets. Mr Edward Roberts said that he was the proposer of the resolution 20 years ago. He thought it was well to keep up these old customs, especially when they did not incur any expense, and he did not think it cost a penny on the last occasion. He thought, however, that it was the wrong time of the year, and that it might be ad- visable to make arrangements for holding tie event next March or April. Air Rouw said he did not for a moment intend that there should be any public money spent in tho matter. The question was referred to the Finance Committee.
A DISPUTED ACCOUNT. John Jones, Nantclwyd, v Joseph Luke Jones, Pandy Mills, Xantclwyd. Mr A 0 Evans appeared for plaintiff and Mr A Lloyd Jones for defendant. After full investigation, His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff on the claim for 15 5s 5d, and for the defendant on the counterclaim for otl 15s 6, or &2 5s (îd: including the 10s paid into court; costs | allowed to each.
LLANGYNHAFAL. LLANGYNHAFAL FRIENDLY SOCIETY. The anniversary was held on Whit- Monday. The Glyndyfrdwg brass band was present under the leadership of Band- master Williams. The members marched, headed by the band, to St Cynliafal Church the Rev E Jones ofliciated and preached an eloquent sermon from the lHith Psalm. From church they marched to Plas Isaf, the residence of Mr and Mrs Frodsham Lund where they were cordially received by Mr Lund and friends from Plas Isaf to Hendre- rwydd, then to Plas Draw, the residence of Color el and Mrs Bromhead, who is like Mr Lund an honorary member and received them most cordially. Amongst other honorary members are Miss Jones, Car- neddo; W Davies, Esq., Plas Llanychan; Rev W .1 Willams, Llanychan; Captain Chalk, Glyn Arthur; Capt Joy, Tynant; Mrs Roberts, White Horse; Messrs C B Williams, Plas Coch Bach; H Griffiths, Hendrerwydd Shop W Davies, Gellifor; C Davies, J Smith, R Childe..1 Davies, &c. The club is in a thriving condition both financial and in respect of new members, six. having joined in 1900, the total number at the end of the year was 102. Great praise is due to the officers and their able secretary, Mr P J Platt, for their energy on behalf of the club and as "Unity is strength," the duty of every member is to assist as far as his ability goes and one instance were this was lacking was that after the procession had started some members fell out from the ranks, which really left a serious mark, which is to be regretted, as it detracted from the success of the day's procession. A splendid dinner was provided at the Golden Lion Hotel by Mr and Mrs Jones. Much praise is due to Mrs Jones for the able way in which she 1 had prepared such a grand feast. Aboul 100 persons sat down to dinner and li thoroughly enjoyed themselves,—Cor.
BOWLS DENBIGHSHIRE v AUSTRALIANS. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] A letter has just reached Mr TotLiil, secretary of Ruthin Conservative Club, from the Secretary of the Australian Bowling team, stating they are discussing the matter of visiting Denbigh to plcy a match against the Comity. Mr Cuddon, secretary, also notified us that it is not a matter of "gate," as they are fcimp'y coming to enjoy a game of Bowls and visit the mother country. Immediately the decision has been arrived at it will be notified to us.
ST. ASAPHT OTHER St Asaph news will be found on page 3. ESEEYAN CHAPEL.—On Sunday evening Ivli.-s Laura Lvans, Henllan, the well-known vocalist, sang a solo before the sermon. Her fine con c tralto voice, with which she is gifted, was greatly admired by the congregation. The hymns she sang were "O fryniau Caersalem and "Rol esgyn o'r dyrys aninlwch." ST ASAPH CATHEDRAL.—June 2nd, Trinity Sunday Mattins, 11. Service, Smart in F. Anthem, In Humble Faith (Garrett). Kyrie and Creed, Whitfield in E. Evensong, 3.30. Service, Smart in F. Anthem, Behold, How good and joyful" (Whitfield). Even- song, 6.15, Chants and Hymns. June 6th, Thursday 11.50, Mattins. Services, Tuckcr- man in F. Anthem, The Lord is loving (Garett). June 8th, Saturday Evensong, 3.15. Service, Stainers in E fiat. Anthem, Doth not wisdem cry (Haking). WINKERS AT RUTHIX SPORTS.—We were ex- ceedingly well pleased to hear of the success of same of our young citizens at the above sports. Mr 0 Jones secured two first and one third prizes, the amount gained was ^1 7s Gd. Mr David Jones, Esgobdy, won the 15sjurt missirg the cup in the mile race, coming in second. Also one set of medals was won in the football competition, whilst Mr Henry Jones' Butcher's Boy came third in thepenv race. Some dissatisfaction however was felt as to this race by the Asaphlties present who said that if it was a pony race ponies only should have been allowed to run. BAZAAR IN AID OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL.— From our advertising columns it will be seen that on Thursday and Friday, July 25th and 26th, a grand bazaar will be held in the National School, under the patronage of the Lord Bishop of the diocese. The object of the bazaar is to raise a fund towards building a new classroom for the boys National School in accordance with the requirement of the Edu- cation Depurment. 1400 is urgently needed. An energetic committee has the bazaar in hand. An illustrated hand-book of the sale is being prepared musical and dramatic entertainments are being got up; all round kind friends are promising help. The promoters say We are proud of our schools, the teachers have every confidence, our children are being well and faith- fully taught, then let us add still further to this eiiieiency. — ♦
PRESENTATION TO INSPECTOR JOHN PEARSON. Recent changes in the disposition of the Flintshire Police Force—brought about by the death of Deputy Chief Constable Hughes—have led to some gratifying ex- hibitions of public appreciation of the officers services, one of the most striking instance of the kind being in the case of Inspector John Pearson, who has been transferred to Overton aDd who was the recipient of a testimonial in the shape of a purse of gold containing t36 10s and a silver-mounted Malacca. cane with inscrip- tion. A largely attended meeting of the sub- scribers took place at the National Schools on Tuesday evening, when Major Birch made the presentation on behalf of the subscribers to the most worthy and genial sergeant, prior to his departure as in- spector to Overton. Major Birch made an interesting and appropriate speech, in the course of which he paid high tribute to Inspector Pearson, both as an ellieient oiiicer and as a good citizen and friend, and said that his promotion was a well merited one and it was evident from the applause of the friends assembled that he was representing their feelings and all wished the Inspector and Mrs Pearson a happy future in their new home, but at the same time no one liked the idea of losing from the city an officer who was a credit to the force and who carried out his duties to the satisfaction of the public also. Speeches were also delivered by Dr Easterby, County School, Mr Joseph Lloyd, solicitor, Rev Father Tooley, and others. Inspector John Pearson, who was deeply affected, briefly returned thanks to all who had shown such good feeling towards him and to those who had subscribed to the fund. The raising of the fund was in the hands of Mr Robert Jones, chairman of the Parish Council, who acted both as hon secretary and treasurer, and carried out his duties in a most excellent manner. The subscrip- tion list, which amounted altogether to £ 40 15s Gd, contains the large number of 1S8 subscribers, in sums ranging from JE2 2s to sixpence. Subscribers including the Lord Bishop of St Asaph, Major Birch, Col Howard, and all the leading residents of the district, as well as those in other positions in life, and we may add that we have never noticed a more representative list in connection with a public presenta- tion in the city. Inspector ;PearsonTleft the city on Wed- nesday evening and will be succeeded by Sergt Langdon of Buckley.
LLANDYRNO-G IMPORTANT POST OFFICII ACCOMMODATION..— The residents of Llandyrnog and district will be ejctremely pleased to hear that further post office facilities are extended to them, for according to an official notice just issued the commencement of money order, postal order, and savings bank I business at the sub post office at Llandyrnog (Denbigh) will be on 1st June, 1901. SPLENDID ORICKET. A Contemporary says: "In the cricket match Wellingborough Masters v. Leicester Boslyn, played at Welling- borough May l/ith, D P Williams took all the wickets in the visitors first innings for 12 rUDS- performing the 'hat trick.' He obtained the last seven wickets in nine balls without a single run being scored off him." The D P Williams mentioned is the son of the Rev I) Williams Rector of Llandyrnog, and is well known in the v ale of y wyd as the captain of tbe cricket eleven of liuthin School a few years ago. The bau which the wickets were taken was pre- pented to him with a silver plate recording the fact."
CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. Every description of Wanted, For Sale," and simllai aavertisements can be inserted in this column at the olio wing cheap PREPAID rates. Stamps r Posta) orders can be sent:- 16 words, once 6d., three times Is iit words, „ M., 18. 6d. words, 113., 2s. 4U words, l-N. 3d. s. 6d. And 60 on, adding 3d. for every artditional S words aar- This Scale only applies to PREPAID advertisements -I- Situations Vacant. W" ;>NTEI), good^PLAIN COOIv7~Glrurch- woman. Two servants kept. Apply, Mrs. Basil Jones, Llanfair Vicarage, Ruthin. ji WANTED, for Nantiys, St Asaph, a strong HOUSEMAID. Would have to join iamiJy in London.—Apply Mrs Pennant, 27, Eccleston Square, London, S.W. *j8 WANTED, Apprentices for the DRESS- MAKING.—T J Williams, Denbigh. 534jl WANTED, a WORKING HOUSE- KEEPER, who must be a total abstainer, and a member of a religious body. One gentleman in family. Other servant kept. Welshwoman. Age from 35 to 50. Instance I mile from Denbigh. Apply, with particulars, to W. Free Frets Office, Denbigh. *j8 YOUNG Person Wanted, in Denbigh, as Cashier and Book-keeper. One just left school preferred. Apply in own hand- writing, Grocer," Free Press Office, Denbigh. M'l ] ANTED, Respectable Young Man or V Woman to take charge of Turner's Toffee Stall in DenbighjMarket, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Wagls 5s and commission.— Apply at the Stall on Saturday, June 1st, between 3 and 4 o'clock. References required. jl To be Let- J .J TO LET, ROSSA FAWR, near Denbigh. J Country residence. Three Entertaining Rooms, Six Bedrooms, usual Offices, Stabling, Paddock, ana (,rarden. -Apply, Lumley, Ruthin. 311u.c. O BE LET, "HOUSE containing^ Sitting Rooms, Kitchen, Back-kitchen, Pantry, 5 Bedrooms, Bath, and W.O., together with Stable, Coach-house, and Cow-hoase. Im- ( mediate possession can be had. For further particulars, apply to the Office of Mr. R. Lloyd Williams, County Surveyor, Park Street, Denbigh. 513uc, fr\0 LET, a fully licensed PUBLIC I HOUSE, situated in the Vale of Clwyd. An employment at .£1 per week wages is in connection with the House. Apply to T. H 1 Roberts, Plas Bennett, Llandyrnog. 52Gjl J ST7TASAPH; TO RE LET, on the 1st of July, No. 4, BRYN GOBA1TH," St. Asaph, con- taining two entertaining rooms, four bedrooms, bath (hot and cold), and usual offices. Apply Mr. Samuel Powell, St. Asaph. *jl5 ( For Bale. ( PLANTS PI ANTS PLANTS.—Bedding Plants, Cucumber, Tomato, and Marrow Plants. Palms and Ferris. The Choicest Flowers, Bouquets, Wreathes, etc made up quickly.— Address, W. T. Brocklehurst, London House, Ruthin. u.c O BE SOLD ENGLEFIELD COTTAGE RHYL. Freehold. Charming compact ] Bungalow Residence, in large garden. En- trances from Russell Road and Bath Street. The whole containing 1971 yards of land or thereabouts. Apply to Mrs. Richardson, Angharad, Bath Street, Rhyl. *jy27 I CYCLES CYCLE Si! —Immence Bargains. Free Illustrated List containing 1,500 New and Second-Hand Machines from 30s to £ 5. Marvellous Bargains in 1901 Machines. Five Hundred New Machines, 1901 make, from £2 17s 6d. Single Machine at Wholesale Prices. Accessories of every description at ] half usual price. Large list free, any address. Agents wanted. Trade supplied. -WARRILO W & CO., Cycle Manufacturers, Weston-super- Mare. 200 j25 IIOR SALE, a very nice looking low four- wheeled DOG CART, with lamps, mats, and break, to suit from 14 to 15 hands. Also 3 a new TWO-WHEELER to carry two, with a India-rubber mat and lamps, to suit from 13! s to 14 hands; prices reasonable. Ayply to Mr. William Davies, Coachbuilder, Love Lane, I Denbigh, to whom the carriages have been T sent for sale. 506u.c. ] FOR SALE, COLLIE PUPS. Prize breed. Apply, Mr. William Evans, Allt Goch, St. Asaph. jl5 ( ON SALE, one Wamuelson & Co.'s ATLAS 1 MOWER. One Clayton and Shuttle- t worth's 8-Horse Power Portable ENGINE, in c excellent condition. Apply, Foundry, Denbigh. 570u.c. t Miscellaneous. i LICK" TYPE-WRITER For HIRE. < 2s. 6d. per week. Apply, W. Price, j Henllan Place, Denbigh. j8 t MIX E D S HOOTING.—Wanted 100 ta OO 1 Acres MIXJtD SHOOTING for coming I) Beason. Give full particulars to "Sportsman," « Free Press Onice, Denbigh. *jl <
Personal Pars. Lady Watkin Williams desires to convey her most grateful thanks to those old friends and neighbours in the Vale of Clwyd who have so kindly expressed their sympathy for her in her recent severe illness. The Bishop of St Asaph will preach at Denbigh on Sunday morning. Earl Dundonald was president of Carnarvon Horse Show on Monday. Countess Dundonald and Lady Grizel Coch- rane arc in town and were amongst the fashion- able throng in the Row on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess of Westminster have left Eaton Hall for Windsor, where the Duke's regiment is stationed. Sir George Cayley's (Llanorch) trustees have contributed 915,000 towards the scheme for a new promenade horn Colwyn Bay to Rhos-on- Sea. The Duke and Duchess of Westminster's guests at the festivities at Eaton Hall last week included Sir Robert and Lady Cunliffe. the Misses and Mr Cunliffe, Sir Robert and Ladv and Miss Margaret Egerton, Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, Bart., the Dowager Lady Hanmer. Sir Wyndham and Lady Hanmer, the Bishop ofStAsaph, Sir Horatio and Lady Lloyd, His Honour Judge Wynne Ffoulkes, Mts and Miss Williams-Wynn, Mr Owen Williams, Lieut- Colonel and Mrs Wynne Edwards, Lieut-Col and Mrs Mesham, Captain and Mrs Griffith- Boscawen, Mr and Mrs Trevor Boscawen, Mr and Mrs C Townsend, and many others.
BOWLING NOTES. The first round in the handicap at the Ruthin Constitutional Club Bowling Green closes to-morrow (Saturday). Ruthin has secured a representative nominated to play in the test matches against the Australians in London, namely their secretary, Mr R H Tothill. No doubt such an able player will do his best to upheld the prestige of the Club. Entries arc now being received for the Nantclwyd prize. Mrs X ay lor Leyland generously gave a silver cup, value three guineas, last year, which was won by the worthy captain, Mr H Forder. Upon making a request to Mrs Xaylor Leyland for a prize for this season, a pleasant surprise was in store for the members, for upon receiving the worthy Lady Patroness's reply, it was found that a cheque was enclosed for £ 5—A3 for the first prize and A2 for the second. The Secretary of the National Imperial Bowling Association has asked for names to be forwarded to him of those who would like to take part in the competitions against the Australian team. Several names from Denbigh and Ruthin have been forwarded, and hopes arc entertained that there will be a match played with the county, and beyond doubt the most fitting place for the match will be on the Denbigh green. The Australians have arrived this week, and there is every prospect of them including Denbighshire in the list. 0
RUTHIN COUNTY COURT. The bi-monthly county court was held at Ruthin yesterday, before Sir Horatio Lloyd and the registrar, Mr Wm Lloyd. RUTHIN THAN:Al'TlON IN CHRISTMAS OEESE. E T Hughes, general merchant, the Stores, Ruthin, sued J Millard, green- grocer, Connali's Quay, for A'G lis, the price of 20 geeso supplied at 7d per lb. There was also a counterclaim in respect of loss of profit and inconvenience. Mr A 0 Evans was for plaintiff and Mr Cartwright, Chester, for the defendant. Hugh Hughes, Starkey Farm, Xorthop, said he met Mr Millard shortly before, Christmas and he said he wanted some geese. He told him that he hadn't any, but that his son in Ruthin could supply him. E T Hughes, plaintiff, said in conse- quence of a letter he received from his father he sent a letter to defendant on Dec 13th, saying he could supply as many geese jas he required at id per lb. In reply he received a letter saying that he could send on 20 geese at the price stated. The following Monday was market day at Ruthin, and he then bought the geese. He could have sent them on the same day, but the letter from defendant stated that he was to send them on Thursday. On the Wednesday night he packed the geese and they were sent off by the 9.25 train the following morning. On the same day he received a telegram saying" Geese not arrived, wire. After this another telegram was received from defendant saying that the t, geese had not arrived, that he (defendant) would have nothing more to do with them. On the 22nd witness wrote defendant saying that the geese were sent by the 9.25 train. He took the two telegrams he received to the Railway VoLupany, and they said they would wire to Connah's Quay. About three o'clock on Saturday a message was received saying that the geese had been refused. On the Monday morning he got a letter from defendant saying lie had telegraphed twice and he had taken no notice of the wires, and that plaintiff had stated that the geese would be sent so as to reach him on the Thursday, whereas they did not arrive until Saturday at 11.50, when his sale was over. Mr Hughes, station master, Ruthin, said the geese were handed in about 9 o'clock on the Thursday morning, and were despatched by the 9.25 train. In answer to Air Cartwright witness said that the delivery of the geese on Saturday, by a goods train, would not be unreason- able. They did not undertake to deliver in any specified time. In reply to His Honour, witness said the geese were not marked perishable, but they knew what the contents were. Mr Cartwright contended that the plain- tiff was out of court. There was nothing said in the contract as to how they were to be sent, and the father of plaintiff had stated that he usually sent geese by horse and cart. In this case they were sent by goods train, and in consequence did not reach their destination until Saturday, the defendant thereby being put to considerable inconvenience and loss. It was a tissue of blunders all through, and it was a blunder on the part of plaintiff, for which he was responsible. .Joseph William Dyson, stationmastcr at Connah's Quay, said the geese were sold by the Company for 2s Gd each, and the amount (1:2 10s Od, less 3s Id carriage) which the goods manager, he supposed, was prepared to hand over to plaintiff. His Honour said the contract was about as bad a one as he had seen. It did not say that the defendant wanted the geese on Thursday, it did not say how they were to go, by passenger or goods train; every- thing is Ileft open except that they are to be sent on Thursday. He thought plaintiff might have made a little more inquiry as to when such perishable goods would be likely to arrive by' goods or passenger train. He could not say that there was any breach of contract, and that settled the matter on both sides, for if the claim was right then the counter claim was wrong. He would give judgment for plaintiff for the amount claimed, less A*2 7s which he would receive from the Railway Company. He would allow the court fees, but nothing else.
LL&NFAIP,TALRAIARN,Z. PROMOTION FOR AN AGRICULTURAL STUDENT, —ihe inhabitants of Llanfairtalhaiarn were very prowd to hear that Mr Arthur Hughes, youngest son ef R Hughes, Esq., Hendre, Llwvn-y-Maen, has been appointed to an excellent estate office in Warwickshire at the salary of 1:200 per annum. Mr Hughes is the son of a very large agriculturist, and has had much experience. He is also a member of the Agricultural Department of the University of Bangor, and has been a very successful student under Professor Winter, M.A. Mr Hughes will not commence duty until the «nd of August. He is going abroad first, and will | J 8 Accompanied by Captain Browne, Messrs W R Saddler, W CaRainghani Banes, W Salisbury l Roberts, K H Mac larva sailing from Liver- pool « Thursday ranting.
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