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BIRTHS. j CoOKE-February 19th. the wife of Mr. James Cooke' Talbot; Hotel, Denbigh, of a son. I FOULKES-JONES—February 13th, at Arosfa, Llangollen, she wife of Mr. E. Foulkes-Jones, of a son. HPGHBS—February 14th, the wife of Mr. James Hughes, carrier, Lenton Pool, Denbigh, of a son. HUGHES—February 18tb, the wife of Mr. Edwin Hughes, Brook Terrace, Llangollen, of a daughter. ¡ J05E3—February 14th, the wife of Mr. Edward Jones, plasterer, 88, Henllan Street, Denbigh, of a son. JiAcDoNiXD—February 11th, at Cefn Kynaaton, Ruaboa. the wifejof Mr. George MacDonald, M.B., c.m,, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. EvAflfa— JONES—February 10th, at the Welsh C. M- chapel, Wrexham, by the Keys. Charles Williams. Wrexham, and J. Idloes Edwarda, Buckley, the Rev. G. 0 Evans, pastor of the English C. M. church, Liacymynech, to Lizzie, eldest daughter of Mr. Peleg J. Jones, builder, Broughton. T,LiD,TD-BowN -February 8th, at the Baptist chapel, Liansaaiffraid, Glyndyfrdwy, by Mr. D. P. Davies, registrar, Mr. Job Hoyd, Dewis Dyddyn, to Miss Eiiaibeth M. Bown, Dee Mount, Carrog. WILLIAMS—CAIH—February 15th, at St. Nicholas Church, Blundellsands, near Liverpool, by the Rev. C. de B. Winslow, vicar of Blundellsands, and Rural Deaa of Bootle, Mr. Richard T. Williams, black- smith, Trefnant, to Miss Lizz;e Cain, of Blundell- sands. DEATHS. Atfnasws—February 15th, after some weeks of severe illness, Councillor Thomas Andrews, wine and spirit merchant, The Old Vault,, Denbigh, aged 52 years. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss. He was interred at Whitchurch o Thursday, February 13th. ANKKltS-February 13th, at Old Row, Leeswood, Mold, Mr. William Ankers, aged 71 years. DAVlBa-February 6th, at 10, Percy Road, Wrexham, Sarah Jane (Jennie), second daughter of Mr. James and Mrs. Barbara Davies, aged 27 years. I> IVIES—February 7th, Mr. Robert Davies, Tanyffordd, Bonwm, Oorwen, aged 63 years. DAviR-s-Februiry 10th, at Brighton Place, Oak street, Oswostry, Mary, wife of Mr. Edward Davies, builder, aged 57 years. EowAaus—February 14th, at Union Inn, Henffordd, Moid, Mr. Thomas Edwards, aged 57 years. CrRSES—February 8th, Mr. Abraham Green, Chirk, aged 81 years. IIAMVERSLEY-February 11th, at Milford Street, Mold, Thomas, infant son of Mr, Thomas Hammersley, aged 2 months, HsGHES-January 30th. at 1,7&->, Firt Avenue, New York, Mr. Hugh Morris Hughes (late of Oswestry). He was the son of Mr. Thomas Hughes, Cwmbach, Llanarmon, D. C. HOGHAS —February 14th, Ellen, widow of Rf Elias HugJftta, spinner, Abbey Square, Llangollen, aged 85 years. 14th, at Main Street, Buckley, Kate, widow of Mr. Thomas Hughes, aged 44 years. HwGlilm-February 15th, Mr, J. Hughes, Pentredwr, Liamtyailio, aged 70 years. IBALL-February 14th, at Span Green, Buckley, Anna, wife of Mr. Edward Iball, aged 32 years. Jossti-February 4th, after a short illness, Mr. Evan Jones, Gwaengwid.il, Bethesda, aged 71 years. JOSSS—February 6th, at Turin Street, Bethnal Green, London, John, the eldest son of Mr. Howell Jones. JONES-February 9th, Mr. Robert Jor, Cross Keys (formerly of Ty'nllidiart), Corwen, G4 years. JONES-February 9th, at Corwen, Mr. Robert Jones, aged 64 years. JONES-February 10th, at Gwylfa Terrace, Beacon's Hill, Denbigh, Mrs. Jones, widow f the late Mr. ""Villiam Jone,3, smith, aged 64 yer.s. Josxc February 11th, Anne, wifa of Mr. Hugh Jones, Yageifiwr, Bodanwycog, Llandegla-in-Yale. JONBS—February 12th, at 20, Gladstone Street, Mold, Elizabeth, widow of the late Mr. Robert Jones, aged 78 years. Jotiza-February 15th, Mr, David Jones, Pont y Meibioa, Llansilin, father of Mrs. Evan Jones, BAchz. va Farm, Llangollen, aged 90 years. jjawis—February 15th, Mr. Thomas Lewis, Graian- rhyd, Eryrys, Llanarmon-in-Yale (late of Rose & Crown and butcher's Arms). He leaves a widow and one son. LfcOTD—February 6th, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Ellinor Lloyd, the beloved wife of Mr. John Lloyd. wheelwright, Glandwr, Gyffylliog, near Ruthin, aged 56 years. MATHKS—February 11th, Mr. Andrew Mather, Bowl- ing Ureea Inn, Mold, aged 64 years. MiNSHALL-February 15th, at Castle View, Oswestry, Miss Mary Wynne, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Minshall. ROBBETS—February 13th, Charles Edward, infant son of Mr. R. E. Roberts, Meirion House, Llangollen, aged 7 months. ROWLANDS—Febmary 15th, Samuel, infant son of Mr. J. P. Rowlands, Yroncyssylltau, aged 11 months. SAVA&H—February 13th, at Collier's Arms, Gladstone Street, Mold, Mr. Edward Savage, aged 21 years. THOMAS—February 15th, Mr. W. A. Thomas, late bookseller, Llangollen, aged 57 years. WILLIAMS-January 30th, Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. David Williams, Bryngwyn, Ysbytty Ifan, aged 37 years. WILLIAMs-February 2nd, after seven weeks of severe inness, Mr. John Williams, Plas Meredydd, Gyffyll- iog (late of Hendre), aged 55 years. "WILLIAMS—February 18th, at Bournemouth, Jane Gwynne, the beloved wife of Mr. William Pencerdd WiHiams, J.P., of Plas Hafod, Llangollen, aged 32 years. I
WELSH MARKETS. DsaBlGH, February 17.—No trade in corn to-day. Fresh butter, from 151 to -d per lb; small tubs, 1M to -d per pound large tubs, 12d to 12id. Beef, 51 to 9d; mutton, 7d to 9d lamb, Od to od veal, 6d to 9d. Eggs, 14 to 15 for a Is. Ducks, 4s 6d to 5s Od per couple. Fowls, 3s 6d to 5s Od per couple. oatmeal, -d per pound; wheat, Os. Od. to -s.; barley, Os. to Os. Od. I LLANGEFNI, February H.-Oats, from 14s Od to 16s. per -garter; potatoes, from 2s Od to 2s 3d per cwt; butter, 15d to -d per lb wool, 7d to 8d per pound fowls, 3s Od to 3s 6d per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple. Young pigs, 10s 6d to 14s Od each fat pigs, 3d per Th. Eggs, 15 to 16 for a Is.
, CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS.
CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS. BIRMINGHAM, February 15.-Fair supplies, moderate trade. QuotationsBeef, 4d to 6id per pound; mutton, 6d to 8d per lb. Bacon pigs, Os Od to Os Od per score porkers, 8s 6d to Os Od and sows, Os Od to 0s. per score. DUBLIN, Feb. 18.—Prime heifer and ox beef, 54s 1)11 to 57s 6d; ditto, second, 47s 6d to 52s 6d per cwt; inferior. 42s 6d to 46s 8d per cwt; prime wether mut- ton. 61 to 7 per lb ewe, 6d to 7d; choice viJal, j Sd to 9id per pound. SALyoBD, February 16.-There was a slicks doere&sa in the number of cattle on offer. A good was experienced, and last week's full prices were maintain- ed. Thei supply of sheep was about 157 under that of "last market day. There was a better demand, and seliers obtained about 2s each advance on last week's prices. The supply of calves was larger, and buyers I not very numerous. Trade slow, and prices, though not qaotably lower, tended in favour of the buyer. Cattle, 4id to 6d per lb; sheep, 6d. to 8-id. per lb. calvas. 7d to 8d per lb. Los DON, February 18 —The cattle trade has been aaiet The supply of beasts was short, and consisted entirely of fat bulls and rough cows, which met with a fairly steady trade at former prices. There was a fair supply of sheep, with a few lambs, on offer, the latter selling readily. Sheep met a slow, but steady sale. Calve# sold slowly at late prices. Pigs doll; top, 3« 6d par vlb. Quotations as follows :—Beof choice, 2s 4d to to Sa Od per 8 lb secondary, 33 2d to 5s 8d; prime large oxen, 4s 2d to 4s U)d ditto Scots, &c, 4s 2d to 4a 4d coarse and inferior sheep, 3s 6d to 4s Od second quality ditto, 4s. 6d to 5s Od. Supply :-English- | Beasts, 100; sheep, 1,120; calves, 40; pigs, 40; and milch cows, 5. BIBKKNHEAD.—Agricultural Produce-February 16 giy oid, 93 10s to jM Oa Od per ton ditto, clover, 24 Ou to £4 7s M; straw oat, 22 10s Od to 3 0s turnip, 17s to 19s per ton. LO-NDo.Hay and Straw. — February 16.Fair smpplies, and trade dull at the following prices:- Qood to prime hay, 60s to 88s Od; inferior to fair, 40s to 55s; good to prime clover, 70s to 961 Od; inferior Co fair ditto, 45s to 65s.; mixture and sainfoin, 50s Od to 85h 0d.; straw, 20s to 39s per load. TATRUPOOL-ST. John's Market. -February 16.-Beef, 711 to 3d per lb; mutton, 6d to 9d; veal, 7d to 9d.; fresh batter, Is 3d to Is 4d per pound; salt, 12d to 144 per lb.; eggs, 9s 6d per 120; potatoes, 8d to lOd par pack.
THE NEW BISHOP OF ST.. DAVID'S.
THE NEW BISHOP OF ST.. DAVID'S. THE Rev. CANON OWEN, Principal of St. David's College, Lampeter, and former Dean of St. Asaph, has been appointed Bishop of St. David's, and since it has become the fashion, in Wales at least, to reward the most aggressive Church defenders with episcopal sees, the appointment is, to say the least of it, intelligible, Preferments in the Church in Wales have never been the reward of ability; GORONWY OWEN was lost to his country, and died the death of an exile; PRYDYDD HIR and GLAN GEIRIONYDD obtained small curcies or jnaignificaut rural livings, while nepo- tism bestowed the honours that should have been theirs upon their inferiors in all respects. Sympathy with Wales and every- thing Welsh was a final disqualiifcation; the splendid genius of a GORONWY was for- ced to languish in a foreign clime, and the true zeal of a GEIRIONYDD to pine away in outlandish corners of the country, while mediocrities enjoyed the high offices of the Church in Wales. That was the old order, and the new has scarcely changed. In these days, men who love Wales and her national aspirations are passed over, and the blatant champions of political platforms are pitch- forked into positions which give them undue importance. It has become the fashion of late, among a certain class of Church de- fenders to admit some of the errors of the past, such aa the treatment meted out to men of geuius: we are often invited to regard them as simply mistakes which can occur no more. But a gen- eration hence, the tale will be exactly the same, there will be another list of neg- lected men, men who did their duty by their nation first and foremost, and who were for that reason passed br and thrust aside. It is also likely that the excuse will be the same. The Church of England in Wales will not recognise its best men. Perhaps that we attach more blame to the Church in this matter than is her due, inasmuch as this does not lie with the Church, but in the leader of the triumphant political party. We do not in any way desire to be un. derstood as depreciating the value of CANON OWEN'S work, or his general qualifications for the office. He is a man of immense energy, and has successfully worked his way, like one or two other Welsh bishops, from the ranks of the schoolmasters. Even as a Church defender he was infinitely above the level of the Bishop of St. Asaph, and when he was Dean of St. Asaph, it used to be a common saying that what the Dean did in the shape of Church Defence the Bishop did his best to undo. Dr. OWEN sel- dom committed the glaring errors of Dr. EDWARDS, and in controversy his utteran- ces, as a rule, were not characterised with the preposterous extravagance of those of his Lordship of St. Asaph. Notwithstand- ing this fact, it is clear that the new Bishop of St. David's has been appointed because he will make a more or less fighting bishop,' or in other words, because he has made himself known on the political plat- form in connection with the question of the Disestablishment of the Church. He had a successful university career, and held several important appointments, it is true, but it cannot be denied that the part he took in the Disetablishment controversy has gone further than anything else in securing him the appointment to the see. Not that he was particularly successful even in those controversies,—success is not so much the question as assertiveness. The man who asserts, though be may not entirely succeed, can be depended upon to have at least some influence with the man in the street, and is therefore better than be who would admit defects, and who would attempt to reform rather than perpetuate abuses. But we are told that the new Bishop is thoroughly Welsh in speech and sympa- thies,' and it may be very true that be is more so than many of his ecclesiastical brethren, but this is not much to say, after all. We are aware that he is able to speak and write better Welsh than the great majority of Welsh clergymen, and he !5 has been professor of Welsh at St. David's College; but even taking that into account we are not aware that he can claim any- thing like the sympathy with Wales which IS characteristic of, say, Archdeacon HOWELL. We are accustomed to hellr about Churchmen who are thorough- ly Welsh in sympathy,' but unless the quality usually signified by that phrase be entirely changed, it is difficult to admit the accuracy of the description. If Dr. OWEN H indeed thoroughly Welsh in sympathies, here is his chance. A bishop of thoroughly Welsh sympathies may indeed do much to remove some of the causes which divide the social life of Wales to-day. It is perhaps too much to expect a bishop of the Church I of England to be in touch with the national aspirations of Wales, but a bishop of Welsh sympathies might teach people to cease to be intolerant towards even Welsh Nationa- lists he might discountenance the tendency in Church of England circles to consider everything Welsh a brand of inferiority; and he might stimulate some of our curates and clergymen, and at least one of our Bishops, to drop their present apologetic tone when speaking of Wales and Welsh- men. As the Church of England in Wales is thoroughly imbued with the idea of the supremacy,OR perhaps it would be more ac- curate to S*Y the superiority of the English race, it would perhaps be difficult for any bishop to do this, but it should j not be impossib'e for a man who < professes to be Welsh in his sympathies and 1 who is lauded as such. We congratulate CANON OWEN upon his appointment, and I sincerely trust that as Bishop of St. David's he will do what has not been done by the i Bishop of Bangor only to a very small ex- tent, and not at all by the Bishop of St. Asaph. Let it not be said of him, as it is said of the Biishop of St. Asapb, that it would have been infinitely better for the Church, and for the credit of Wales as a natioD, had he been left where his utterances could not command the attention generally. bestowed upon the sayings of Bishops.
'NOT TO THE PUBLIC ADVANTAGE;
'NOT TO THE PUBLIC ADVANTAGE; IN the House of Commons on Tuesday, Sir W. Harcourt asked Mr. Balfour whether he was prepared to make any statement with reference to the condition of things in Crete, and Mr. Balfour answered that it was not possible to make any statement at all, on the ground that it would not be to the public advantage. Phrases such as not to the public advantage' are, no doubt, ad- mirable in their way, but it is about time that some specific meaning should be at- tached to them. To be turned off with such phrases is simply absurd, and we fancy not to the public advantage means not to the advantage of the Government,' or perhaps 'not to the benefit of the bond-holders.' While Mr. Balfour and Mr. Curzon refused to give information in the House of Com- mons, Lord Salisbury, in the House of Lords made a statement, the substance of which was a condemnation of the Govern- ment of Greece. If that is the policy of the British Government, why should it not be said in the House of Commons 1 As Sir W. Harcourt pointed out, the House of Com- mons, representing the British public, is to know nothing of it, and yet Mr. Balfour appealed to the Opposition 'to defer the discussion of the policy which the Govern- ment are pursuing in this grave and diffi- cult crisis in our foreign affairs.' This, we suppose, means that the Opposition as well as the public, for their own special 4 advan- tages,' whatever those may be, are to be kept in ignorance of the intentions of the Govern- ment until those intentions are converted into actions. After that has been done, it will be a fit occasion for the House and the public to condemn the Government, if the I Government is to be condemned.7 That seems a very shadowy sort of I advantage' to the public, and forces one to believe it I really means a much more subtantial ad- vantage to somebody else. It is right enough not to condemn before a thing is done, but in the case of a Government res- ponsible to the electors who put them in power, it seems very poor consolation for the public to be able to 'condemn' the Government when it is irretrievably commit- ted to any policy, or when that policy has been actually carried out. It will be remembered that the distur- bances in Crete last year caused the Powers to appoint a Christian Governor and make arrangements for the pacification of the island. That was done, but as Mr. T. P. O'Connor pointed out in moving the ad- journment of the House in order to discuss the question, 'the Christian governor who was appointed had left the island because he found it was impossible to govern, after having several times complained to the re- presentatives of the Powers that he was em- barrassed and disturbed, and practically made powerless to carry out these reforms. These disturbances of which he complained were initiated by Mussulman inhabitants of Crete, who were encouraged, inspired, and commanded from the Yildiz Kiosk.' In view of this state of affairs, and the fresh outbreak in the island the Greek Govern- ment decided to interfere, and sent troops to Crete, and the question at present is whether Britain shall participate in an at- tempt to frustrate the noble intentions of Greece. There have been ten insurrections in Crete since 1831, and each and all go to show that the desire of the island is to be placed under the government of Greece. Now the deliberate attempt of the Powers to better the condition of Crete and to r form the government has utterly failed, and while the Powers talk about their' concert,' Greece has acted, and would in a short time, if permitted, rescue Crete from the unhappy state in which it has remained so long. Mr. Balfour says—' It is absolutely impossible that we should keep the Concrrt of Europe going for some purposes connected with the Ottoman Empire and not for all purposes. It is quite impossible that you should at- tempt at Constantinople, through the con- certed action of your Ambassadors, to in- troduce reforms into the Asiatic and Euro- pean provinces of Turkey, and at the same time tell the Sultan that Crete is outside the sphere of the operation of Euro* pean Powers, and that we are not going to allow him to govern a part of his territory, that we are not going to govern it ourselves, but that we are going to leave it to chance and to Powers irresponsible in the matter.' It would appear to most people that the at- I tempts of the Powers at Constantinople through the concerted action of their Am- bassadors to introduce reforms,' have been a miserable farce, and to talk about the Concert of Europe being able to save Crete any more than it saves Armenia is surely as absurd as to call the Power which would em- ancipate Greece irresponsible.' Talking about the united action of the European Powers' is utter cant, for hitherto that united action' has secured absolutely nothing but immunity for the crimes of the Sultan, Seeing that united action' inva- riably means no action at all because of the inability of the Powers to arrive at any agreement as to action, it would have been thoroughly in keeping with the proceedings of the Concert' for Britain to say that she would do everything in her power to save the Concert, but that she would not consent to any action which would prevent Crete from receiving salvation at the hands of Greece. If not so, it would appear that Britain has no voice in the Concert, that she must invariably obey the dicta of the other Powers, and must, if so they will it, assist in the annihilation of the Greek Forces—an unspeakable humiliation for a country that never grows tired of flaunting before the eyes of the world its devotion to iberty. Does ourigovernment feel that the people would never consent to the employ- ment of British vessels to prevent Greece rom accomplishing the emancipation of Crete, and is not that the reason why they are not willing to make any statements on the question? Crete should naturally be annexed to Greece, and in these days, when the Great Powers are susceptible only to the corrupt influences of militarism and commercialism, the noble action of Greece should stimulate every lover of liberty to protest, and that determinedly, against the employment of force on the part of Britain, at any rate, to prevent the ending of the Sultan's misrule in Crete. To say that certain things are not to the public advantage' is simply to insult the manhood of the country, and it is time that people took an intelligent interest in these matters, and that they, despite ministers and bondholders, should save their own country from the unutterable degrada- tion of having thwarted the just cause of freedom, and of preventing the rescue of their fellow creatures from the tyranny of the most corrupt government that ever disfigured the history of the world.
SLINGS AND ARROWS. _..
SLINGS AND ARROWS. JBy A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. Lieut. Col. Heaton seems to have a vague idea as to the duties of the police, and the time at their disposal. At the Denbigh- shire Infirmary meeting, he suggested-ap. parently with all earnestness — that the police should be employed in country dis- tricts to collect subscriptions towards the Infirmary! I know that in times past, policemen were employed to collect tithes, or at all events, to assist at their collection. Col. Heaton's idea is worthy of considera- tion. The policeman may lock up a man for being drunk and disorderly, and having got^him fined, he may proceed to bleed him still further by asking him for a subscrip- tion towards the Infirmary. Or, he may interview a poacher and ask him to devoto a couple of rabbits towards the maintenance of this worthy institution. Even the burglar, after his burgling, and his subse- quent capture, might very well be asked to subscribe to the institution that will pro- bably have the task of restoring some of his victims to health. « » » I hope that due care will be taken that the controversies of parties, and the vexa- tious delays attending upon the same, will y 11 not be prejudicial to the establishment of a girls' school at Ruthin. According to the statements made at the recent meeting of the Local Governors, even the (possibly) careless wording of a resolution might make all the difference in the world to the pros- pects of the school. It appears that the final consideration of the question has de- ferred either until after the visit of the Charity Commissioner, or until after he had presented his report. The additional delay carried by the resolution in the latter form, may, according to several members of the Governing Body, be the means of losing a considerable sum of money to the school authorities. I hope that some means will be devised to secure for this school its due share of the Funds. < < A point that is made much of in con- nection with the Ruthin Grammar School, is the good that it has done in the past in the interest of education. But judging by a conversation at the last meeting of the Ruthin Town Council, there is yet room for improvement-and for an additional school —in this direction. The Town Clerk bad received a copy of the Charter of the Bor- ough, but as it was in Latin, it appeared that not a single member of the Council could read it! I can almost imagine the shade of Dean Goodman rising up in pious and ecclesiastical horror behind the Mayor's chair, at this exhibition of the result of his benefactions. One member of the Council hinted that he might be able to translate the document bad it been in 'Modern Latin.' Fancy applying the term I modern' to a dead language Apparently, unless I am much mistaken, a gentleman who has not been educated at the Ruthin Grammar School is to be invited to the rescue of the perplexed Councillors. • • • m I am glad to notice that the question of widening Lon Llewelyn is to receive at- tention. I have for a long time advocated this course, and I shall only be too glad if the prospective carriage of materials to the Asylum will cause that to be done which should have been done many years ago. This lane is one of the most pleasant in the district, but its condition is shameful. To widen it from Love Lane to the new Smith field road, would, undoubtedly be an im provoment, but to widen it for its whole length would be ten times better. But perhaps half a loaf is better than none. Having regard to the heavy traffic that must be established in connection with the building of the Asylum, any plan to divert it, or a portion of it from Love Lane, must be of benefit. Not only should the street be considered, but it should not be forgotten that the Boys' Board School is situated in this street, and that the chances of accidents would also be greatly diminished.
DENBIGH. Visit of Ceinwen Jones.-A concert will be given at the Drill Hall on Friday night, when Miss Ceinwen Jones, and other well- known artistes, will sing. Twm o'r Nant.-At the Swan Lane Inde- pendent chapel, next Tuesday night, the Rev. Ben Davies, Pant-teg, South Wales (chaired bard at Llandudno Eisteddvod), will deliver a lecture on Twm o'r Nant.' Competitive. Meeting.-A successful com- petitive meeting was held at the Capel Mawr Schoolroom on Tuesday night, the Rev. Evan Jones presiding. The competitions were mostly restricted to children. Four juvenile choirs competed, that of Mr. Moses Lloyd being first, and that of Mr.R.G. Jones second. Lon Llewelyn.-—H will be seen from our report of the ordinary meeting of the Town Council, that an interesting discussion took PHOTOGRAPHS,—Now is the time to have four Photograph taken. Moderate Charges Clubs, Schools, Parties, &c., by appointment. D. & A. HUGHES, Photographers, Mold. Mr place on a motion made by Mr. Wynne Ed- wards in favour of widening L6n Llewelyn. It was then resolved to hold a special meet ing to consider the question and in accor- dance with this discussion, the members of the Council visited the place on Thursday, and inspected the lane between the points where it was intended to carry out the al- terations. The Late Mr. Andrews.-We are requested to state that Mrs. Andrews, who has received numerous messages of condolence on the death of her husband, desires to express her deepest gratitude to all kind friends for their sympathy with her in her be:aavement, and to say that she is unable to reply per- sonally. Swan Lane Literary Society.-At the meet- ing of the above society, on Monday night, papers were read by the vice-chairmen of the society, Miss Williams, Vale Street, and Mr. T. Bellis. Miss Williams dealt with the Life of Queen Victoria,' and Mr. Bellis with Reforms during the Queen's reign.' The Rev. James Charles presided. Death of Mr. Breher.—It is with deep re- gret that we have to announce the death of Mr. Breber, son-in-law of Mr. Thomas Touch, Park Street, which, we understand, has oc- curred in Africa, where he was employed. Mrs. Breber, who resides with her father in Denbigh, received a letter conveying the sad intelligence the other day. Deceased was once employed at the Denbigh station. Local Examinations in Jfusic.- Weare given to understand that the next local exa- amination in instrumental and vocal music, held in connection with Trinity College, London, will take place in this town during the week commencing March 29th. Entries will be received up to March 1st by the Local Secretary, Miss Gertrude Bradwyn, Vale Street, the well-known teacher of music and singing. A Runaway Horse. On Tuesday, great consternation was caused by the bolting of a horse, which had been left standing near the Farmers' Inn. It went at a furious pace in the direction of the Post Office, where a serious accident was anticipated. Fortu- nately, the cart got through the narrow opening without damage, and the horse was ultimately secured opposite Messrs. Stead and Simpson's establishment. No damage was done. Tea and Coneeg,t.-On Thursday afternoon a tea was given at Salem chapel, for the benefit of the building fund. In the even- ing a concert was held at the Memorial Hall. Mr. Thomas Hughes, 90, Vale Street, took the chair; and the programme included songs by Messrs. Joseph Roberts, T. C. Jones, Meirion Jones, Miss Helsby, Miss Maggie Williams, Miss Mabel Sauvage, and Miss Jennie Jones, and recitations by Mr. Evan Jones and Rhydyddon. On the proposition of Mr. Thomas Hughes, seconded by Mr. Boaz Jones, a hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded to the artistes, and to Messrs. Joseph Roberts and George Jones, who gave the tea. The late Mr. Robert Green'—The lamented death of Mr. Robert Green, son of the late Mr. Robert Green, and brother of Messrs. John and James Green, of this town, has deprived Welsh circles in London, of one of the most genial and popular personalities. At Castle Street Baptist chapel, where Mr. Green was a faithful and valued member, a memorial service was held on Sunday night, when the Rev. Ellis Williams preached an effective sermon. A Miscellaneous Entertainment.-On Mon- day evening last, at Pendref chapel, under the auspices of the Literary Society, a grand' concert was held, the chair being taken by Councillor Boaz Jones. The doors being thrown open to the general public, there was a very large audience: and from the repeated encores, it was evident they highly appreciated the musical portion of the programme. Mrs. David Jones, Llys- meddyg, accompanied in her usual capital style. The programme was as follows:— Pianoforte solo, Miss Edith Jones. Adjudi- cation,' Umbrella Drawing 1st, Master L. Hughes 2nd, Master E. Williams 3rd, di- vided between Masters W. E. and T. Batten. Solo, Master Berwyn Davies, accompanied by Miss Kaysie Davies. Adjudication," 'Knitting Muffatees1st, Miss Jennie P. Hughes. Song, Miss Helsby. Song, Mr. Joseph Roberts. Competition solo singing Bryn Goleu' for children under 18 1st, Master R. Williams. Duet, Messrs. J. Ro berts and R. G. Jones. Song, Miss Jennie Jones. Competition reciting hymn, 1st, Master E. M. Roberts 2nd divided between Masters W. Owen and Berwyn Davies. Song, Mr. Meirion Jones. Competition reading a piece without punctuation 1st, Miss Annie Jones. Quartette, Messrs. T. C. Jones, J. Roberts, Meirion Jones, and R. G. Jones. Song, Miss Helsby. Duet, Messrs. T. C. Jones and Meirion Jones. Song, Miss Jennie Jones. Qurtette, Caledfryn Quar- tette. A hearty vote of thanks was proposed to the chairman and to all who had kindly taken part in the entertainment by Mr. W. M. Davies, seconded by Mr. W. Humphreys, and the chairman suitably responded. The adjudicators on the different subjects were as follows :Miss Maggie Parry Williams, Messrs. J. E. Roberts, Cliff House Joseph Roberts, Wm. Humphreys, W. M. Davies, and T. C. Jones. The president of the so- ciety, Rev. David Jones, and Councillor D. H. Davies, were unable to attend through indisposition. The Battle of Waterloo—The Rev. Emrys ap lwan, of Trefnant, lectured on the above subject to the members of the Capel Mawr Literary Society on Thursday night. Poli.tival.-It is rumoured that Mr. Walter Morgan, who contested the Denbigh Boroughs against Mr. Tudor Howell at the last election, and who is still the Liberal candidate for the Boroughs, will be invited to contest South Glamorgan in the Liberal interest. Ministerial. The Executive Committee of the Union of Welsh Independent has decided to invite the Rev. James Charles, of Denbigh, 31 together with the Rev. William James, of Swansea, to preach the Union Sermons' at the annual meetings of the Union, to be held at Liverpool, and which have been fixed for the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of June next. Baptist Literary Society. A miscellaneous entertainment was held under the auspices of the above Society on Tuesday night. The Rev. Benjamin Williams occupied the chair. Songs were given by Miss Jennie Williams, Miss Mary Jane Jones, Miss Emily Owen, Miss Ellen and Miss Catherine Lloyd, and the Chair- man whilst recitations were given by Miss Maggie Jones, Miss Annie C. Roberts, and Mr. Peter Jones. Bodawen.-The annual meeting, held in con- nection with Bodawen Sunday School, took place on Friday. In the afternoon, all the members partook of tea, &c., when the follow- ing ladies and gentlemen kindly assisted at the table:—Miss Gee Mrs. Howel Gee Miss S. J. Rowlands; Miss F. Lloyd, Vale Street; Miss Anne Jones; Mrs. Ellen Jones; Messrs. Howel Gee; R. Prys Jones; W. H. Davies; and J. M. Jones. A large number of children and adults sat down to the excellent fare provided. In the evening, a meeting of a miscellaneous nature was held, under the presidency of Mr. T. Gee, Mr. R. Prys Jones undertaking the duties of conductor. The programme was varried and j interesting. Mr. R. Prys Jones proposed, and Mr. W. H. Davies seconded, a hearty vote of 1 thanks to Mr. and Miss Gee, and Mr. and Mrs. Howel Gee, for the kind interest they take in j the school, and this was carried with acclama- tion. S
- DEATH OF COUNCILLOR THOMAS…
DEATH OF COUNCILLOR THOMAS ANDREWS. IT is with the greatest regret that we have to record the death of our respected fellow- townsman, Councillor Thomas Andrews, which took place about half past one on Monday morning. About six weeks ago, Mr. Andrews was called to Wolverhampton, to attend at the death-bed of his father, and contracted a bad cold, which developed into bronchitis. Pneumonia shortly afterwards supervened, and the patient was reported to be in a very critical state about the 6th inst. Dr. David Lloyd had been unremitting in his attention and on Sunday, the 7th) Dr. Dobbie, of Chester, was called in, and arrived shortly after nine p.m. It was then reported that the patient was slightly better, and the improvement was partially maintained for two or three days. Restless- ness, and symptoms of the weakening of the heart's action, however, returned, and the slight improvement fell off. On Saturday night, Mr. Andrews was very uneasy; and on Sunday, showed but little improvement. On Sunday night, his condition grew rapidly worse; and it was seen that the patient was sinking, despite all the skill and unremitting attention could do. About liftlf past one, on Monday morning, he passed away, failure of the heart's action being the immediate cause of death. The neo, s of his death was everywhere received with the profoundest regret, and it v not too much to say that the whole town was plunged into genuine heart-felt sorrow. A large number of the most influential residents called to express their sympathy with the widow and the relatives of the deceased in their affliction. The flacr was hoisted half mast on the Town Hali, and remained so until after the funeral. Mr. Andrews was born at Denbigh in the year 1845, and after having spent pome time in England returned to his native town, where he became one of the most respectable and well-known tradesmen, having first kept the Star Vaults. He subsequently removed to the Old Vaults, where his business soon developed into one of the largest of its kind in the town. Mr. Andrews, although connected with the liquor traffic, was a total abstainer, and his house was well-known for its excellent management. In 1891, Messrs R Humphreys-Roberts, Edward Thomas, John Jones, and David Hamer were the retiring councillors, and Mr. Andrews was among those nominated as candidates for the Town Council. He con- sented to stand upon that occasion, and together with Messrs Thomas Davies, W. H. Evans, and R. H. Roberts, was re- turned unopposed. In 1894, Mr. Andrews was among the retiring councillors, and decided to seek re election. The fact that he was then returned at the head of the poll with 603 votes speaks well of the estimation in which his services as a Town Councillor were held by the electors. He was appoint- ed chairman of the Highway and Fire Brigade Committees of the Council, and was also chairman of the Castle Committee. He took great interest in his public duties as a councillor, and many improvements in the Castle, and other parts of the town were carried out under his direct supervision. Mr. Andrews was a member of the Capel Mawr C. M. church, and took great interest in matters connected with the chapel, especial- ly the Sunday School. In politics, he was a Liberal. As a man, he was one of the most genial and kind-hearted, and his generosity was widely known, although his charitable actions were always done in a quiet and unassuming manner. He was greatly inter- ested in the prosperity of the town of Den- bigh, and his death will be a great loss, especially to the poor of the district. The funeral, which was a public one, took place on Thursday afternoon, at Wbitchnrch, and was one of the largest ever seen in town. All along High street and Vale street, blinds were drawn and shops were closed and indeed, the whole town exhibited signs of mourning. A short service was held at the house, Mr. Gee officiating. The cortege started shortly after half past one in the following order. Dr. Lloyd, Mr. Gee, aad Eev. Evan Jones. Members of Friendly Society. Fire Brigade. Mayor and Corporation (including officials and workmen). Sunday School Class. The Hearse. Mourning Coaches. Men Relatives, on foot. Brake for old people, and carriages. The general public, three abreast. The Undertakers. The chief mourners were :—Mrs. Andrews (widow), Mrs. Jones, Llansannan, (sister-in- law), Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews (brother and sister-in-law), Miss Bella Jones and Miss Dora Andrews (nieces), Messrs Johnny Andrews and Morris Jones (nephews), Miss Edith Andrews, Miss Mary Jones, Mrs. Johnny Andrews (nieces), Messrs. Arthur, Ernest, and John Thomas Andrews, and Harry, and John Jones (nephews). A short service was held at the grave side, the Rev. Evan Jones officiating. The coffin, which was of polished oak, with brass fittings was made by Mr. W. Wheeler, and the inscription on she plate had been executed by Mr. John Evans (foreman at Mr. Mellard's establishment). Beautiful wreaths were sent by a large number of relatives and friends. The undertakers were Messrs. T. J. Williams and T. R, Jones. III
TOWN , COITNCIL.
TOWN COITNCIL. THE monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, the Mayor (Mr. William Mellard) presiding. The other members present were Alderman T. J. Williams, E. T. Jones, J. T. Hughes, and R. H. Roberts. Councillors W. D. W. Griffith, W. H. Evans, A. Lloyd Jones, Boaz Jones, E. A Tumour, Roger Pryee, Robert Owen, T. A. Wynne Edwards, and Howel Gee, with the Town Clerk (Mr. J. Parry Jones), the Medical Officer (Dr. Griffith Roberts), the Borough Ac- countant (Mr. Ellis Williams), the Borough Surveyor (Mr. John Davies), and the Inspector (Mr. R Roberts). THE DEATH OF COUNCILLOR ANDREWS. THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION TO ATTEND THE FITNERAL. A VOTE OF SYMPATHY. The Mayor said that before proceeding with the usual business of the Council, it was his painful duty to call attention to the fact that since their last meeting, it had been their mis- fortune to lose one of their brother councillors, a gentleman who had been a member of the Council for nearly six years, Mr. Thomas An. drews. He believed that most of those, sitting round the table that day had known the late Councillor for a longer period than him, al. though he (the Mayor), could claim a friendship of nearly 10 years, and he thought they would agree with him that a more courteous and gen- ial man they could not meet. Mr. Andrews did not content himself with being a member of the Council, but took an active part in the work of the Council, he being chairman of two of its most important committees, viz., the. Highway and Fire Brigade Committees. He also took deep interest in work outside the Council, and was chairman of the Castle Com- mittee. The town could ill afford to lose such men as Mr. Andrews. As a Councillor, he was i faithful representative of the ratepayers; as iI. citizen he was true and loyal to the town of Denbigh, and as a Christian, he shewed his Christianity by being a fri«nd of the poor. He begged to propose the following reslou- ion :— s That this Council deeply regrets the loss the borough has sustained by the death of Councillor Thomas Andr jws, and expresse4 its deep sympathy with the widow andre. Î