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DINNEH AT THE KING'S ARMS…

, SOIREE AT THE MEMORIAL HALL.

.. DENBIGHSHIRE INFIRMARY.

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THE CHARGE AGAINST A FOOTBALL…

ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE.

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DINNER AT THE CROWN HOTEL,

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America, and other places (a JI C; Stan- ley.') Wherever they went, it w; < their duty to uphold their nationality, an "Maintain their characteristics (cheers). The Welsh National Anthem 'hen vVlad fy Nhadau,' was here sung with a great deal of enthusiasm, Mr. Peter Williams, Crown Stables, and Sergt. Downing leading off with the solos. Sergt. Downing (station master) was then called upon to give'the next toast, The town and trade of Denbigh.' In the course of an amusing speech, be coupled with the toast the names of Mr. Cottom, and Mr. J. Simon Roberts, whom he characterised as the biggest contractor in Wales (loud cheers and laughter). The management of his company—the London and Noilh Railway Company—were,he said, anxious to meet the trade of this part of the country, and their servants were under stringest orders to meet the great traders of the country in every possible way and they were not behind in the Yale of Clwyd. In conclusion, he congratulated Mr. J. Simon Roberts for the excellent work he had turned out in the town of Denbigh (cheers). Mr. Charles Cottom, in responding, con- tended that the London and North Western Railway Company did not give to the trade of Denbigh that consideration which it de- served at their hands (hear, hear). Not- withstanding the eloquence of Mr. Downing, he was firmly of opinion that the company could do a little more for the town of Denbigh, although, dnrin the recent years the company had given them some conces- sions, owing to the energy of Mr. Downing (hear, hear). Mr. Cottom then referred to the grand house now being erected in Vale Street for their worthy Mayor. That house was being built by a tradesman whose name was well worthy to be coupled with the toast—Mr. J. Simon Roberts (loud cheers). Mr. J. Simon Roberts said be was glad that Mr. Downing had coupled with the toast the name of such a good speaker as Mr. Cottom, who, in his address, had said all he (Mr. Roberts) had intended to say (laugh- ter). That being the case, he would simply sit down without doing more than thank them for the eulogistic remarks that had been mode with reference to himself and his work in the town (cheers). Mr. Keepfer followed with a song, 'My Native Land,' and then I Mr. Thomas Roberts, Market Vaults, pro- posed the next toast, 'The Mayor and Cor- poration of Denbigh.' He thought their worthy Mayor was the right man in the right place. A more energetic Mayor it was diffi- cult to find- (hear, hear) ;-be was an excel- lent man of business, and undoubtedly he was the proper man at the head of affairs in view of the commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (applause). He had also done as much as any man to further the trade of Denbigh, for which they were in- debted to him. It was a pleasure to know that he was once more enjoying good health. He would couple with the toast the name of the president, Mr. Wynne Edwards. The President having first of all given the well-known hunting song,' For a hunting we will go,' responded at length to the toast. He agreed with Mr. Thomas Roberts, that Denbigh could not easily find a better Mayor than Mr. Mellard. He was energetic, and. always did his best for the town (cheers). Outside the Council they all knew what he had done, while inside he always kept the reins well in hand (laughter). As a Corpo- ration, they were a fine body of men indeed (laughter) but he was bound to say, that they did not march with the time as they should do. Mr. Edwards then dwelt at length on the roads of Denbigh, which he characterised as being in a shocking state. On the question of improving L6n Llewelyn, he said that the Town Council, instead of doing the work, were actually squabbling as to who should undertake it. The Council should endeavour to make the town attrac- tive to live in and as long as he represented them, that would be his policy (hear, hear). Mr. Bryan proposed the Ladies,' coupled with the name of Mr. Gibbs. Both these gentlemen delivered very amusing speeches, which were well received, and greatly en- joyed. Mr. H. Dryhurst Roberts sang I Bias Go- gerddan,' followed by Mr. Edgar, who gave 'Dublin Bay.' The President proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hughes for the excellent dinner they had provided for the occasion. This was carried with acclamation, and the company drank to their health. Mr. Keepfer: 'And may they long remain at this hotel (hear, hear, and cheers).' Mr, Hughes responded in a few appro- priate remarks. The health of the president and vice pre- sident having been, given and received, the company separated, after enjoying a capital treat.