Sale by Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons. 1000 HORSES. 80 GUINEAS PRIZES. GREATEST SALE OF THE YEAR. NORTH WALES REPOSITORY, WREXHAM. FRANK LLOYD & SONS invite Entries for :— March 11th and 12th.-Single and Double Harness Horses and Hunters. March 13th.—Hackneys, Show Cobs and Ponies, Coaching, Hackney, and Pony Stallinns. March 18th and 19th.—Heavy Town Horses, Light, Lurry and Parcel Vanners. March 20th.-Shire Stallions, Mares, and Fillies, and Young Horses. Best Prices always guaranteed. Entries close by Monday's post, March 2nd. 48u.c Thursday, April 2nd, at 12.30. Pydew Farm, near FRANK LLOYD & SONS have received instruction from Mr. John Williams (who is retiring) to Sell by Auction the whole of the Live and Dead Farming Stock, &c. Further particulars in future advertisement. 47u.c. Sale by Mr. G. F. Byfard- Vale ol Clwyd Auction Mart, Ruthin. (Close to the Railway Station). The best class of Stock and an excellen Clearance always made. Clearance always made. A GRAND ENTRY of Prime Quality Fat Cattle, Butchers' Calves, Ripe Welsh Wethers, Fat and Store Sheep of various classes, Bacon and Pork Pigs, together with a number of exceedingly useful Store Yard Bullocks for summer grazing, and will be offered immediately after the fat Cattle. TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd, at 10.30 a.m. Further entries invited and received up to time of sale. G. F. BYFORD, 39f28 Auctioneer. Sale by Messrs. T. and w. LeAthes- MESSRS. T. & w. LEATHES win hold their usual Monthly Sale of FAT and STORE SiOCK at the OASTLB HOTEL YARD, RUTHIN, on TUESDAY NEXT, the 3rd MAR'H. Entries invited up to the hour of Sale—10 o'clock. At the conclusion of the Sale of Fat Cattle and Sheep, will be sold a good Short,horned BULL, 14 months old, bred at Wern Fawr, of a useful dairy strain. 63f28 SHEBP~"icABr important Notice to all Sheep Owners. J THE BONE PHOSPHATE & CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD., FLINT. NORTH WALES are prepared to provide Sheep Dip gratis, and superintend free of charge, the Cure of all cases of Scab in Sheep, and hereby invite Farmers to communicate with them immediately, when their flocks shall be visited i and attended to the same da.v nnriep. is received. -J _n- THE BONE PHOSPHATE & CHEMICAL COMPANY. LTD., Guarantee to Farmers a perfect OGRE of all Sheep sufTerinL- from the above-mentioned disease. Write at once to The Bone Phosphate and Che rreical Co., Ltd., FLiNT, NORTH WALES. 28m 14 Howell School, Denbigh. LECTURE. MARCH 5th. at 3 p.m., "FRANZ SCHUBERT," the greatest Seng Writer of all 0 time," Br MR. CARL AKIUBRISTEK. Vocal Illustrations by Miss Pauline Cramer. Admission by Ticket (price 2s.), obtainable from Mr. J. P. Lewis, Mrs. Buller, or Mrs. Nott, Denbigh. 59K8 Memorial Hall, Denbigh. A Long N ight Dance C3 will take place at the above Hall On Friday, March 6th, 1903. Dancing to commence at 8 p.m. Tickets may be had from the M.C.'s, Messrs. Frank Marshall and W. M. Jones. 65m7 I k— For Sale- PURE Aylesbury Duck EGGS from my champion strain of prize winners. At present hatching out 95 per cent. Price, bs. per dozen. Unfertiles replaced. J. H. Wrigley, St. Asaph. *f28 TjOWtiRFUL InloaT CART MARE, 8 l years, 16J hands, very active, grand worker in all gears. Used to plough and mowing. Any reasonable trial. Will foal in May. Gears and Ricking Cart. Lot £30. or Mare .£18, or would lend to good home till foal is weaned. 53, Kilshaw Street, West Derby Road, Liverpool. *128 N SALE, Two MARES, one in-foal to 0 Woolow-Marmion. Both use to all farm work in plough and mowing machine, shaft and chain gears E14 and JE18. or would lend one of them for keep.—Apply Manager, Furniture Removers, 30, Shirdley Street, Crown Street, Liverpool. # £ 2g BARGAIN.—NATIONAL ENCYCLO- PAEDIA, 14 volumes; cost £ 8 158. Would take 80s. 11, Ruthin Road, Denbigh. *ml4 O r>sPl0adid Rouen Ducks and Drakes (Pear's Strain) • Eges 2s 6d Sitting. Also Cross-bred Poulfrv' Indian Game, Silver Wyandottes, Buff Ornineton Andalusians, and Black Minorcas BsffS and table strains. Eggs, is. 6d. Sitting Apply, Mrs. J. H. Simon, Llanrhydd Mills, Ruthin, 61mB DENBIGH WATER COMPANY. TO BE SOLD, FORTY SHARES. Apply to Manager, North and South Wales Bank, Denbigh. *m7 J. WILLIAMS, Brookhouse Nupsenies. Denbigh, HAS FOR SALE, Well-rooted and Healthy THORN QUICKS from 2 to 4 years; also LARCHES from 11 to 3 feet; also SPRUCE and SCOTCH • PRIVITS, from l to 2 feet, broad and narrow leaf. *f28 Situations Vacant. IV ANTEL), an experienced GAME- KEEPER to take charge of beat. Married. Age from 25 to 35. Apply, W. Parry, Gamekeeper, Isglan, Rhuddlan 13f28 KT EEPE ti IVA-NTED ioi N good beat, 1 married preferred good rearer Welsh- man of good character from last situation. Apply to Birch, Ma.C3 Elwy, St. Asaph. f28 XTf AGGONER WANTE D. Must talk good English. Wygfair Isaf, St. Asaph. *f28 ANTED, Man and Wife, man to look W after cows and make himself generally useful, wife to undertake family washing. Apply by letter on)y to Mr. Roberts, Bailiff, Llanuerch Park, St. Asaph. f28 ANTED, Experienced and Plain Cooks for Denbigh, St. Asaph, and Chester; Palourmaid, Housemaid-Waitresses, Cook- Generals, Kitcheuinaids, 'Scullerymwds, good Farm Servants aud Generals, and young girls for light situations. Disengaged, a first-class Cook, age 36, wages .£45. Churchwomau also good Cook-Housekeeper, age 35, wages £ 30; also two experienced Sewiulinaids, and a Housemaid, tall, age 25, £22.- :Mrs. Piper, Servants' Agency, 10, Clifton Terrace, Denbigh Situation VJan*€d. > I'ANTED, situation as Working FARI BAILIFF. Used to buying and selling stock. Excellent references. Apply R. Free Press Office, Denbigh. *m7 CCAPTAIN COLE wishes to recommend a J Young Man as Helper, or would make himself useful in any way. He is leaving for no fault, and is a steady, sober man. He will be at liberty on Saturday next, the 28th inst. For particulars apply to the Coachman, Llysmeirchion, Trefnant. 58in7 Wanted. v 7ANTED, between Denbigh and Ruthin, IV from half to an Acre of LAND suitable f3r a Cottage. State price and all particulars to A. F. McGregor Millie an, Architect, 17a, South Castle Street, Liverpool. *m7 WANTED, good home for In-foal CALIT MARE, 15-5 high, 8 years old. She is a grand worker and quiet; due in April. Price if sold < £ 15, or would give foal for keep. Reference required. 79, Goldsmith Street, West Derby Road, Liverpool. *f28 West Derby Road, Liverpool. *128 n 1o He Let. no BE J-,ET;f-nie fiÖUSE-E(\itl;ail .1 modern requirements. Sanitation per- fect. In a healthy locality, called Leicester Terrace, Castle Hill, Denbigh. Rent moderate. Apply to Robert Davies, Market Vaults, Denbigh. u.c ST. ASAPH. HO LET, Eight-roomed, double-fronted' .1 DETACHED HOUSE, Bathroom, Gas, h and c water, Coach-house Stable, large Garden, tack and front, small paddock.— Apply, H. A. Cleaver, St. Asaph. 45m7 r jiO LET,-The RBD LION INN, Ruthin, I with immediate possession good I itabling.-Apply to Arthur L. Clews, Tan Llan, Rhyl. 46ml4 X\ew Business Premises, Blidge Street, Denbigh. rO BE LET, with early possession, a commanding CORNER SHOP, an IOUSE, handsome frontage, &c. Apply t0 Lloyd Jone3, Brynyffynon, Denbigh. *m7 0 IOUSE, handsome frontage, &c. Apply to Lloyd Jone3, Brynyffynon, Denbigh. *m7 0
BIRTHS. EVANs.-February 25th, at Vrondeg, Bron- wylfa, Wrexham, the wife of Arthur E Evans, of a daughter. GEE.—February 24, at Bronallt, Denbigh, the wife of Mr Howel Gee, of a son. ROBERTS,- February 14th, at Southsea-terrace, the wife of Mr Robert Evan Roberts, of a son MARRIAGES. MITCHELL—RICHARDS. -February 24th, "at St George's Church, Everton, by the Rev R Postance, M.A., assisted by the Rev R E Corlett, William Herbert (Bert), eldest son of W T Mitchell, to Sarah S (Ciesie), youngest daughter of the late John Richards, formerly of Rbyl. JONES—SYKEB.—February 19th, 1903, at the Wesley an Church, Oswestry, by the Rev J Howoll Evans, Thomas Parry, son of Mr T M Jones, of Denbigh, to May, daughter of Mr Ezra Sykes, of Castle Villa, Gobowen. DEATH. BATTHN.—February 18th, at Chester Infirmary, Mr Tnom3s Batten, Chapel-street, Denbigh, aged 71. ExtyAN. -February 16th, at the White Lion Inn, Denbigh, the dearly beloved infant son (Ernest Wyn) of Mr and Mrs W Simon Bryan, aged nine weeks and was interred at Whitchurch February 19th. IN MEMOBIAM. HAmR.-In loving memory of my dear husband, David Hamer, who departed this j life February 21st, 1901. The call was short and the shock severe, To part with one we loved so dear. I hope in heaven we all will meet, When all our joye will be complete.
THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOLNDS will meet Saturday, February 28th Glanywern Monday, March 2nd Bettws Wednesday, March 4th, Whitford Saturday, March 7th Llysmeirchion 11 a.m.
SOME FEATURES OF TO-DAY'S PAPER. Page 2.—" Son of the Soil's Article Topical Paper, Domestic Drones." Page 3.-Correspondeiace, Denbigh Sessions, the late Dean Howell, Abergele Notes, Ruthin, Caerwys, Bodfari and Mold News. Page 4. —Denbigh School Board and Bible Society Meeting. Page 5.-Denbigh and District News, and all Local items. Page 6.—Ruthin News. Page 7.—Our Serial Story. Page 8.—Denbigh Licensing Sessions. Full report.
DENBIGH AND DISTRICT ENGLISH CHAPEL.-The officiating minister next Sunday is the Rev D E Jenkins, minister. AGRICULTURE.—Professor Winter of the University College, Bangor, has issued a pamphlet on "Varieties of Wheat," in 1902, in connection with Lied Wigan Farm, belonging to the college. Any of our agricultural readers can obtain a copy from him. BAPTIST CHAPEL.—During the evenings of the week the Rev W S Jones, Caerfyddin, has held a series of preaching meetings at the above chapel. There was a large attendance throughout, and the able discourses were greatly appreciated. EARLY PHEASANT'S EGGs.-On Monday morn- ing whilst John Roberts, gamekeeper, Pen- llwyn, Llangwyfao, in the employ of Mr W C Jones, Llannerch Park, was going his rounds, he discovered a pheasant's nest containing 14 eggs, which he took to his superior gamekeeper. It was a remarkable find at this early season of the year. INTBRESING VISIT.-With reference to the approaching visit of the Canadian Farmers' Delegates to this country announced in our advertisement columns, we are advised by the Canadian Commissioner of Emigration that a member of the delegation will be travelling through this county. His intinerary will be published within the next few days. Any persons desiring to meet and consult this gentleman, are invited to notify Mr W L Griffith, Western Mail Buildings, Cardiff. EARLY LAMB.—Mr Robert Ellis, butcher, Crown-lane, has slaughtered a fat lamb for the St David's day dinner to be held in the Crown Hotel on Monday. Mr Ellis bought the l&mb, which was born in the first week of January, from Mr Rowlands, Galch Hill. WILL FIGHT AGAIN.—The Rev D E Jenkins, who fought hard for the abolition of two houses in the Froa area, in the course of his sermon on Sunday morning at the English Presby- I terian Church, referred to the licensing sessions in a few pregnant sentences, and said without any bitterness that they would fight the case out again. It may be remarked that Mr A T Davie*, of Liverpool who appeared on behalf of the Rev D E Jenkins, is a well-known advocate in licensing matters, and h&s written several books on the subject. KTEN SERVICES.—Yesterday (Thursday) eveuiog a large congregation assembled at St David's Church, when the first of the series of Lenten addresses was given'by the Rev Harry Drew, M.A., vicar of Buckley (son-in-law of the late Mr Gladstone), who took for his subject "The Eermon on the mount," Matthew, fifth chapter. He give a very thoughtful and im- pressive introductory address, which was full of beautiful thoughts expressed in choice language. It is the preacher's intention to deal with the subject of th6 Beatitudes on each successive Thursday evening during Lent. The Rector (the Rev D Davie.) conducted the service which consised of brief prayers, hymns and penitential psalms-1. INTERESTING LECTURES AT HOWELL'S SCHOOL. To-day (Saturday) the first cf the occasional lectures for the Lent term, will be held at 5 o'clock, when Mr Siddall, President of the National History Society, Chester, will give a lecture upon the "Water Babies," a popular description of plant, and animal life in water. The illustrations will be in lime light views. On Thursday next, March 5th, a very interest- ing lecture will also be given at Howell's School, at 3 p.m., upon Franz Schubert, the groatest, song writer of all time." It will be given by Mr Carl Armbruster, whilst the vocal illustrations will be given by Miss Pauline Cramer. See advertisment for full particulars (page 4). CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATION The results of the above examinations held in December last have come to hand. Among the local successes wo find among students under 19 years of age who have satisfied the examiners, but are not included in any class, Miss E M Burden and Miss E M Squire, both of Areville Coilege, Rhyl. Under girls junior students under 16 years of age who have satisfied the examiners, but not included in any class, Miss A E Pym, Blencathra, Rhyl. Among the students not under 16 years of age who have passed the examinations as juniors, Miss M E Pauiin, Fairhoime, Rhyl. Under girls pre- liminary, students under 14 years of age, who 1 have satisfied the examiners, btit are not included in any class, Miss R Salt, Areville College, Rhyl. Under students between 14 and 16 years of age, who have satisfied the ex- aminers, Miss E G Perks, Blencathra, Rhyl. CONFIRMATION.- Yesterday (Thursday), the Lord Bishbp of St Asaph held a confirmation service at St David's Church, Denbigh, when candidates were present from Henllau (which parish presented IG), Llandyrnog, Llanrhaiadr, Bodfari, (Jaerwys, Llannefydd, Prion, Nautglyn, ) and Denbigh the total number of candidates being 70. There was a large congregation. Tho confirmees were arranged by the Iievs T Walter Lloyd and D Lester Jones. The portion of the service prior to the laying on of hands was taken by the Rector. Two appropriate hymns were sung, the tull choir taking part in the service. His Lordship delivered an im- pressive and suitable address to the newly confirmed, exhorting them to regular private prayer, daily reading of God's holy word, attendance at Holy Communion. AmCJngt the clergy noticed present were the Revs D Wiliiams, R.D., Llandyrdog, H Humphreys, Henllan; E Jones. Llannefydd; J F Rees, Caerwys; Trevor Hutches, Llanrhaiadr Lewi3 Williams, Prion S F Phillips, Bodfari. SAHONIE'S ROYAL CINEMATOGRAPH. — M Saronie, the well-known photographer and entertainer, wbo has been in Denbigh on several occasions, will pay his sixth visit on Monday and Tuesday next, at the Drill Hall. The former appearances here have been most successful, drawing crowded houses each time, his last being originally for three nights, had to be extended two days longer owing to the enormous number of people, unable to gain admittance. The principle pictures to be shown include, among many others, the recent Coronation of King Edward VII at Delhi, India, showing one of the most magnificent processions the world has ever seen, and Trip to the moon," an unique film, shewing a most delightful and fiscinating series of views. M Saronie will also bring with him Karlyn, the King of Magicians, who has caused a great sensation wherever he has performed. In addition to his ordinary feats of magic, he will introduce his clever and amusing shawodgraph ic display, also iiis marvellous handcuff trick, iu which he is fettered with a number of haud- cuffs and tied in a sack from whých he frees himself in a few seconds. On the second night Karlyn will offer x5 to any per. en releas ng himself from and opening a handcuff ued by Karlyn in his performance. We believe this to be a great treat in store for the Denbigh folk, as tnis class of entertainment is only seen in the larger towns, therefore we advise these wishing to get a good seat to go early, as there will, no doubt, be a big rush for seats. For full particulars see advertisment (page 4).
VIOLENT STORMS. DAMAGE AT DENBIGH POST OFFICE. Whilst the gale, which swept over the Vale of ClwyJ, was at its highest at 1 a.m. yesterday morning (Thursday), a most violent gust of wind swept the hage centre chimney above the Post Office down with a crash like the noise of heavy thunder. Naturally, the somnolence of the residents of the Post Office and the adjoining neuses weie rudely disturbed, and a great shock was felt. The chimney, in its fall, crashed through the roof of the house belonging to the Post Office, and a quantity of loose bricks kept, fulling down on adjoining houses, but, fortunately, though very much alarmed, no one was injured. The chimney was a large old- fashioned one, and many of the bricks fell down the chimney ilseU. making it im- possible, yesterday, to light any fires in several of the rooms, and consequently, great inconvenience is experienced. More or less, during the last week, the Vale of Clwyd has been swept with fearful winds and heavy rains, which have found weak places in property which has been subject to its fury. Several chimneys have been blown down in different parts, such as the Castle and other exposed places. Some thick ivy, &c., was stripped by the wind from the house of the Rev Joseph Evans, at the Castle, The rivers around the district are swollen, and great inconvenience is caused in Llanrhaiadr district to traffic by the over-flowing of the River Clwyd. MUCH DAMAGE BY LAST NIGHT'S GALE. ST DAVID'S CHURCH INJURED. Last night the gale was renewed with violence, and up to daylight this morning the wind blew a perfect hurricane. The general testimony is that it was a storm of unknown violence in these parts. From all directions come reports of trees blown down, gardens and the trees therein greatly damaged, whilst in all parts of the town roofs have been injured, several chimneys blown down or the chimney pots carried away injuring the roofs. St David's Church felt the full force of the gale sweeping across the Vale. It stood the etorin uutil sometime early this morning, when the wind from the Vale side caught the ridge tiles running across the roof and carried several yards of them away, depositing them broken on to the churchyard. In the crash a portion of the iron gutter of the roof was broken off and carried away and this, or the tiles, smashed a portion of the roof of the left side aisle, destroying the slates and making a hole through the roof into the Church, into which it scattered the plaster. In Vale-street considerable damage has been done to chimneys and roofs. At Gronant House a portion of the chimney was carried away, badly smashing one of the outhouse roofs in its fall and scatter- ing the slates in all directions. At the Castle can be seen the whole Vale flooded for miles. During last night's gale, a large portion of the front of the iron shelter, in the Castle Grounds, was tora off and carried away, and at an early hour this morning, the Castle-keeper was busily engaged roping down portions of the roof which was swayed violently by the wind, and in danger of being carried away. Part of the roof of the ladies' waiting room was car- ried away. The lamp opposite the Castle-keeper's house was blown away, and a large tree in the Bowling Greeu blown down. A chimney pot at the back of the Crown Hotel was blown down and fell through a roof at the back of Mr Barron's shop. It also broke a number of large window panes, and also did some damage in the back of Messrs Connah & Co.'s premises. A large chimney pot on the roof of Messrs Dick's was blown off, doing damage in the fall. The occupants of Mr Dew's house, in Portland-place, had a very narrow escape. A large chimney pot from the premises of the Chirk Shop was blown down and crashed through the roof of the bedroom of Mr Dew's house. A number of housos in Mount-pleasant which had roofs of corrugated zinc were blown clear off and settled down at the side of the house blocking up the doorways and prevented the occupants from coming out until the obstruction could be removed. A number of shutters were found lying in the middle of the High-street, having been blown off the shop windows. A house in Vale-view cottages had a large chimney pot blown off, but the roof escaped. Much damage was done in the back of Mr Ashford's, the railings around the garden were blown clear away and smashed in all directions, and the buildings in the garden damaged. In Part of the chimney at the old Grammar School fell, damaging the roof. m C, Considerable damage has been done to the telephone wires, preventing communi- cation in some direct'ons. These incidents but indicate the general damage done. ——
Social and Personal. The marriage of Lady Mary Grosvenor to Viscount Crichton will take place in London early in June. Mr A E 0 Humphreys-Owen is gazetted second lieutetiant in the 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers. Mr W Leader's painting of n Streamleh at Bettwsycoed" fetched 35 guineas at the Liverpool art sale on Wednesday. Katherine Duchess of Westminster gaTe a dance at Combermere Abbey which was attended by aboat fifty guests. The Earl and Countess of Powis, who went out to India for the Delhi Durbar, arcexpocted to reach England towards the end of March. Sir Alfred Thomas entertained the Welsh Liberal Parliamentary party and other guests at dinner in London, on Friday night. Lord Kenyon, Mr W H Buddicom, and Mr Hilton (Chester), have promised to act as adjudicators in art at Rhvl National Eistedd- fod. Canon Jones, for 20 years vicar of Mostyn, has been promoted by the Bishop of St Asaph to the valuable living of Marchwiel, near Wrexham. Lord Harlech, who is at his London residence, and will he 84 on Tuesday next, has been suffering from a slight chill, but is now much better. Mrs T Gee, of Liverpool, has been appointed, with Lord Mostyn and Sir Robert Ounliffe, representative for North Wales of the Welsh Industries Association. Mrs George Cornwallis West has had a very bright and readable article in the Pall Mall Magazine,1' on the woman of the United States presented in a true light. The Rev T Lloyd, B.A., vicar of Rhyl, formerly curate of Denbigh, is the preacher at the Welsh service in St Paul's Cathedral this (Saturday) night, fct David's Eve. Miss Mary Bates, cousin of Sir E B Bates, Bart., of Gyrn Castle, Mostyn, was married in London on Saturday to Mr Edward Lionel Fietcber, of Liverpool. The Duke of Teck, who is doing duty with his regiment at Hyde Park Barracks, will rejoin the Duchess at Saighton Grange, Flintshire, at the end of the month. Rev Harry Drew, M.A., Buckley, was the Lenton preacher at St David's Church last night (Thursday), and the Rev W Hamer Lewis diocesan inspector, preaches there in Welsh to-night (Friday). Dr Ryle, bishop of Exeter, who has been promoted to the Bishopric of Winchester, was formerly examining chaplain to the Bishop of St Asaph, and also Principal of St David's College, Lampeter. Colonel Cornwallis West. Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire, has arrived at Ruthin Castle from Berlin, where he has been staying with his daughter Princess Henry of Pless, who has been indisposed. Mr W Ap ti Parry, son of the late Rector of Bylchau, Denbigh, as vice-president of Clap- ham Conservative Association, presides at a lecture given to the Association by Mr W gl Aver, on the Cruise of the Ophir. Mr W Jones, M.P. for Carnarvon, has recovered from his recent illness, and has secured first place on March 10th, in the House of Commons, for a resolution dealing with the question of museums in Wales. Colonel Piatt. C.B., of Llanfairfechan, will preside at the 18Sth anniversary dinner of the Most Honourable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons (Welsh Girls' School, Ashford), which will be held at the Holborn Restaurant at 7 p ni. on Monday, March 2nd. Captain Mowbray Cole (Llysmeirchion) was one of the pair selected to represent the Royal Fusiliers in the Racquets Military Doubles Championship, which is now taking place in London. He has only recently returned from South Africa, where he gainsd two medals and seven clasps. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Captain and Brevet-Major Charles M Dobell, D.S.O., is seconded whilst at the Staff College, dated 22nd January Lieutenant George F H Pickson to be captain, vice Brevet-Major C M II Dobell, D.S.O., dated 22nd January Captain and Brevet-Major Raymond S Webber to be major, vice S G Everitt, retired, dated 4th February.
l- -<K:rur fUNiiiiAL OF THE LATE I MR. THOMAS BATTEN. As briefly stated in our last issue, the death of Mr Thomas Batten, Cbapel-street, took | place on Wednesday, in his 71st vear, afi Chester Infirmary. Some months ago the deceased was taken to Chester Infirmary suffer- iU6 from an internal complaint, and whi. h proved later to be cancer. He there under- went an operation, and which was successfully performed. For some time bli was reported to have been regaining his strength, but he had a relapse and died as above stated. The deceased was well-known in the surrounding neighbour- hood as pig dealer, a trade which he had followed for many years in conjunction with the late Mr J J Capper. Mr Batten, whose wife has predeceased him some three years ago, leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn the loes of a kind and loving father. He was a most faithful and ardent member of the Swan Lane Obapel, where his loss will be greatiy mourned. He was also a verv old if not tre oiaest and most useful member of the Clwvdian Lodge of Oddfellows, and it will be a serious loss to this society. The funeral, which was of a public character, took place on Monday afternoon at Whitchurch, under the new Act, and was largely attended by his relatives and friends. The Rev James cliai ies (I) officiated at the house and at the grave"ide. As the funeral cortege wended its way to Whitchurch great respect was shown to the deceased, the blinds being drawn and the shops closed. Preceding the funeral were the members of the Clwvdian Lodge of Oddfellows, and were followed by the carriage containing the de- ceased's medical attendant, Dr Griffith W Roberts. ) uen followed the minister and deacons of ths Swan-hne Chapel. I Following the hearse were the male mournerS on foot. Ihe chief mourners were Messrs Inomas^ Howel, and Arthur Batten (sons), Messrs Edward, Llewelyn, and fctephen John Batten (brothers), Messrs R James Jones and tiugh ii,vans (sons-in-law). The first carriage contained Mrs Close, Cheter; Mrs Evans, Denbigh, and Mrs Jones, Ruthin (daughters). Mrs Ellen Roberts (sister), and Miss Janet Evaus. Second carriage, Mrs Batten, Cardiff; Mrs Batten, Red-lane Miss Minnie, Olwen, and Lily Batten. TjThird carriage, Mrs Capper, Beacon's-hili xUrs Ixatten, Love-lane Mrs Davies, liailway Hotel, Pensarn, and Miss Emily Batten. Iiien followed a brolie with other relations. There \\cre some beautiful wreaths sent. The undertaker, who carried out the arrangements most efficiently, was Mr J Morris Davies, Love-lane, who also made the coffin, which was of polished oak with brass mount- ings. The bearse was supplied by Messrs T and J Williams, Crown Stables. The members of the family wish to convev through the medium of the FHKK PRESS their grateful thanks to all those kind friends who have shown their sympathy with them in their sad bereavement. ,¡¡;
COKKESFON DEN CE. J *„* Other Correspondence on page 3. DENBIGH BOROUGH BENCH AND SUPPRESSION Otf LICENCES. To the Editor of the FREB PRESS. Sir,—In view of the extraordinary activity of the magistrates in dealing with oublic house licences at the present time, and the glaring want of judicial" capacity which lias distinguished the conduct of a certain section of the Denbigh Borough Bench, perhaps it would not be inopportune to give greater publicity to the admirable opinion of the highest legal authority in the land on this question, and with your kind permission I will subjoin the answer given by the Home Secretary to a question put to him in the House of Commons a few days ago:- "MAGISTRATES AND THE EXTINCTION OF LICENCES. Replying to Mr James Lowther and Sir T Dewar, Mr Akers-Douglas said his attention had been called to certain petty sessional courts refusing to renew the licences of publicans against whom no complaint had been made. It had, however, long been clear by well-known legal decisions that the renewal of a licence might be refused for reasoan other that mis- conduct, such as that the licences were not, in the opinion of the justices, required. That discretion must, of course (to use the words of the Lord Chancellor in his judgment on the ease of Sharpe v. Wakefield), be exercised 'judicially.' What bad to be done must be done according to the rules of reason and justice, and not according to private opinion. It was to be not arbitrary, vague, and fanciful, but legal and regular, and it must be exercised within the limit to which an honest man com- petent to the discharge of his office ought to confine himself. If it should appear that the justices were acting otherwise, it would certainly be a matter of gravity, but he did not think they were yet in possession of sufficient information as to the facts to enable them to form an opinion. He would call for a full return when the sessions were concluded." The re-iteration of this learned exposition of what should be the judicial mind in licensing j matters is not, I venture to say, untimely in the light of recent events. What will the "raker-up" of the domestic affairs of a certain licensed victualler and his so.called "judicial" backers on the Bench think of it ? Perhaps its publication may have the effect of imparting a little of the virtue of "charity to the former, and a modicum, however small, of the judicial quality to the latter, in their future dealings with the poor, abused licensed victualler.— Yours, &c., JUSTICE.
LLANRWST. THE LLANRWST SENSATION.—It had been intended on Wednesday, at the Llanrwst Police Court, to charge John Jones, of Scotland-street, Llanrwst, who, on Thursday, seriously assaulted his wife, and afterwards stabbed himself with a sort of iron skewer, with the attempted murder of his wife and with attempting suicide, but it was found that Jones, who is in the workhouse hospital, was far too ill to be aoved, and the case was omitted from the list.
INVENTIONS. The following abridged description is specially drawn for the Denbighshire Free Press by Messrs Hughes & Young, Patent Agents, 55 and 5G, Chancery Lane, Londoo, W.C., who will give advice and assistance free to our readers on all patent matters. Patent Illustrated. 20,917. having mirrors. Patentee: A J Ley, The Nurseries, Deganwy, ilandudno, Wales. The shaving mirror has on its back a lug which is pivoted to a rod capable of sliding and of being clampedlin a tubular standard. Thre legs are hinged to a sleeve screwed on to the lower end of the standard. The legs are kept sp'ayed out by a washer forced upwards by a nut tcrewing on to the reduced lower end of the standard. By unscrewing the sleeve and sliding it upwards the whole pedestal may be brought to position.
0 0 A DOUBLE EXECUTION AT RUTHIN IN 1770. FOR ROBBERY AT GLANYWERN. We have recived the following interesting letter from Col Mesham, of Pontruffydd: Dear sir,-Ill reading the account in last week's "Free Press" of the execution at Ruthin, I notice that it is stated there is no record of a previous execution at Euthin gaol. Among my family papers I have an extract taken from a volumo of M.S.S. memoranda called H Robert Wynne's memorandums," which was lent to me in February, 1877, by the late Mr Brownlow W Wynne, of Garthewin. The extract runs as follows "April 22nd, 1776. Brown and Hart were executed at liuthiu, two notorious offenders, for robbing Mr Bonnet, of GlaBywern'a house of plate. They came from and were taken at London." With reference to the above I may remark that it is not stated that Brown and Hart were executed within the precints of the gaol. My ancestor Arthur Bennett was very infirm. The robbery was on a Sunday, and all the servants were at Church. He saw suspicious looking men coming to the house, and as he was sitting on a big high-backed chair, he took two silver salvers which were within his reach and sat upan them. All the rest of the plate was taken. The chair is still at Plas Bennet, formerly called Glanywern, and the two salvers are in my possession at Pontruffydd. A hue and cry was raised, and the thieves were followed all the way to London by mounted men and arrested there.—Yours truly, ARTHUR. MESHAM, Colonel. Pontruffydd, February 23rd, 1U03. —♦ DENBIGH AS IT WAS IN 18G1. Next week we shall publish an interest- ing article on Denbigh as it was in 1861 (just 42 years ago), with ILLUSTRATION OF DENBIGH STATION, as it was originally built for the lucsl line. The article will be especially interesting both to those who knew the good old town in the middle of last century and also to present day townspeople. CHESS MATCH: LIBERALS v. CONSERVATIVES. For some time past there has been a desire among the chess-players of both political clubs to arrange a match between the members, and it may be stated that the object of the promoters was simply to encourage chess in the town, and in no way to make a political afiairof it. The principal conditions made in the Jarrangc- ment of preliminaries were that there should be ten players a side, play to last from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and that no second game should be begun after nine o'clock. The sides were, of course, arranged in order of strength by the respective captains. The Conservatives had some ditticulty in getting up a side, Dr Frank Jones being laid up a few days before the match, and practically all the chess talent in the club was called up. On the other hand, the Liberals also were not at full strength, Messrs J Lloyd Williams and T W Salusbury being absentees. The match took place on Friday evening at the Con- servative Club Assembly-room, the start being delayed about 20 minutes through the absence of players on both sides. Many of the games were very interesting. At the top board Mr Howel Gee had a slightly better position in his first, and a distinct advantage early in his second, game, but in both cases he missed his way at critical moments. Only in the case of one pair did the first game last till after nine o'clock, so that all the others played two games each, and only two games were drawn. One of these draws was, very properly, agreed upon when one player had king and knight against his adversary's king. With one exception, all the games were over some time before ten o'clock, and in that case a sliort extension was agreed on in view of the late start. Four men on each side held their own, the games resulting in a draw, or a win and a loss each, while three Conservatives and two Liberals won both their games. It is rather remarkable that, taking the first live boards, the score shows 4} each, but 2 from here to the ninth board the Conser- vatives did well, the tail, which had been considered rather weak, holding its own very creditably. The result—a victory for the Conservatives by 11 games to 8— certainly came as a surprise to at least one player on the winning side. At the con- clusion of the match Mr Halford, as captain of the Conservative side, expressed satisfaction that the match had been arranged, adding the hope that the return match at the Liberal Club would prove equally enjoyable. Mr Gee responded suitably on behalf of the visitors. The return match has been arranged to take place about the end of March, but the exact date has not yet been fixed. Score LIBERALS. CONSERVATIVES. J Howel Gee. 0 0 J T D Halford 1 1 Llew Jones 0 1 J D t^ayle 1 0 R Price Roberts 1 1 B Bryan 0 0 H Lewis £ R Roberts l It H Thoma.3 1 0 A R Ellison 0 1 W Roberts 0 1 RB Searell 1 1 D Williams 0 1 D H Hughes 1 0 T G Edwards 0 0 P E H Roberts 1 1 Evan Jones 0 0 W H Hughes 1 1 James Jones 1 1 G Lloyd 0 0 8 11 VALE OF CLWYD TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. On Saturday a special meeting of this association was held at Denbigh to consider the formation of an association of teachers for Denbighshire. The following resolu- tion, which will constitute the rules of the association, was adopted unanimously :— That a county association be formed consisting of the following associations:— Wrexham, Llangollen, and Vale of Clwyd, with sub-committees of Oswestry, Llan- dudno, and Rhyl Associations. That this county association be called the Denbigh- shire District Union of Teachers. Also that the management of this union be vested in a council consisting of a Dumber of representatives, which shall be one out of every ten members, and one for every fraction of 90 members in the local associa- tion." The resolution which had been passed at the conference of the representa- tives of primary schools, held at Wrexham on the 11th inst., was adopted unanimously by this branch of the association. The resolution adopted was to the effect that the conference respectfully calls the attention of the county council to clauses 17 (3b) and 17 (4) of the Education Act, 1902, as to the desirability of appointing on the education committee persons of experience in education, and persons ac- quainted with the needs of the various kinds of schools within the area of the county's action, and urged the county council to appoint on the education committee direct representativesof primary school teachers of the county, so that they may give the committee the benefit of their oxperiencc in the various questions of the curriculum and general internal manage- ment of the schools, and they would remind the council that the primary teachers have already direct representation on the county governing body. ♦ DENBIGH POST OFFICE AND ITS STAFF. Many are the changes that the Denbigh Post Office has seen during the last few years in the personcl of its staff, and in the various improvements in its telegraphic communications, more frequent deliveries, tinti general arrai gemonts, which have combined to make its efficiency a great boon to the inhabitants of Denbigh gener- ally, and which have taken place under the a hie management of its postmistress, Mrs Morris, and her efficient staff. It is gratifying, therefore, to hear of the recent honours and promotions the staff of the Denbigh Post Office have enj >yed. Kirst and foremost clines a worthy servant or the l ost Office in ihe person <-i Mr J'rnn o I- Jones, who is the rural postman from Denbigh to Pautpystyn' g, who has just gained another good conduct stripe, having now secured the highest possible total of six stripes, and of course P., ch s! ripe carries an increase in salary. For 30 years has this veteran of the road—barring Sundays —being on hi, beat which is five miles each way. Thus reckoning that he has walked ten miles a day for the last 30 years, excepting Sunday, we find that he has walked the enormous aggregate of nearly .94,000 miles since he joiued the Post Office staff. He is now a hale and hearty man. who has hardly known what illness is, although he has been for 30 years exposed to the bitter elements which often urevail in the wiuter up Pant- pystynog way. Thirty years service such as this L;root credit upon any man, and proves that lie is absolutely faithful and rdiublp. Evaii Pieic«j Lewis has been rewarded .with a well earned promoti >.i. He was formerly a tf 1 graph messenger aud assist- ant postman D-nbigh, and he has now been appointed rural postman for Nant- glyn. Miss M J Foulkes, a young lady who formerly lived at the Green, near Denbigh, and who was for some time employed at Denbigh Poet Office as assistant, has been appointed on the postal staff ut Newtown, Mont.
TEST CONCERT. A test concert was held last night t' ^Thursday) in the Drill Hall, Denbigh, in connection with the Iudependent Order of Good Templars. The Mayor (A 0 Eviris, Esq.,) presided over a crowded audience li-, a brief speech he said that he was glad to be present that evening to preside and to show his sympathy with temperance principles. He thought that temperance principles were never brighter than they are at the present moment. The Govern- ment, he thought, had put their shoulders to the whbel by means of the new Act in connection with temperance (applause). He was glad to see that the committee had been so fortunate in securing such Wf-ll-known gentlemen as adjudicators in the persons of Deiniol Fychan and Mr John Henry. He would not detain the audience with a long speech, because these I test concerts generally ran to a late hour (loud applause). The adjudicators were: Recitations, Deiniol Fychan (Mr E Morgan, Bangor) and music, Mr John Henry, R.A.M., Liverpool. The accompanist during the evening was Mr A Morley, Colvvyn Bay, whilst the duties of li(lin. secretary were efficiently carried out by Mr J Morris Joaes, Denbigh. There were no less than 42 competitors. The number of male voices being 11, females 7 reciting (under 18) 9, over 18, C> 15. During the affernoon there was a preliminary test, and in couseqnemce only 5 male, 5 l&dies' voices reciters, 4 under 18 and 5 over 18, appeared on the platform. Dur ng the evening Deiniol Fychan remarked that there was a competitor for the recitation over 18 he (Deiniol Fychan) would not allow him to compete, as he was a great friend of his and he thought it was better to stop him than to cau\;( any jealousy, but he would allow him to give a recitation, but not for competition. The competitor, Mr D M Roberts, Colwyn Bay, then gave a splendid Welsh recitation, and for which he was given rounds t. f applause. Deiniol Fychan also contributfd a recita- tion, and Mr Joha Henry contributed a splendid song. The adjudicators remarked, in giving their awards, that they were very pleased to listen to such splendidly contested competitions. The prize of XI Is, for ladies, for the, I best rendering of a solo was awarded to 1 -1 Miss Florrie Williams, AYrextiatu, who sa"g From Mi*hty Kings." The piize of £ 1 Is 0d for the best male solo was awarded to Mr Hugh Roberts, Bkenau Festiniog (son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Roberts, Ruthin-road, Denbigh), who sang I- Lead kindly light. The prize of Li Is Od for the best recita- tion under IS was equally divided between Mr John Ellis Williams,Colwyn Bay, who recited the I- Peutewin," and a little boy aged 8 years, Thomas Henry Jones, of Rhyl, who recited A. Tale of the Atlantic." Deiniol Fychan remarked that the Mayor had been generous in giving the other two competitors a prize. He awarded a prize of 7s 6d to Miss Florrie Jones, Love-laue, and a prize of 2s (jd to Miss Emily Batten, Love-lane. The prize of £ I Is Od for the best recita- tion over 18 years was awarded to Mr William Jones (in the employ of Mr T J Williams, Denbigh), who recited "Araetb Llewelyn." There was a prize Xl Is Od also for the best singer of the evening, but Mr Henry equally divided the prize between the two successful winners. Before the close Mr Roberts (the winner of the male voice competition) contributed a solo, which was greatly appreciated. At the close, on the proposition of Mr George Williams, seconded by Mr Marsdtn Davies, a vote of thanks was accorded the Mayor for presiding. The Mayor briefly returned thanks. The concert terminated with Miss FJorie Williams singing the solo part of the Welsh National Anthem, and the audience dispersed.
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