9 11 T^sUNl R m insurance Ofiice, | exceeded 5450.000,009. '¡J — | For particulars, apply to the loilowing Agents— I' Bala—Mr. R. L. Jones, Mount Pleasant, Bangor—Mr. James Smith. Mr. Richard Hall. Barmouth—Mr. R. F. Anderson. Mr. G-NVellings, Railway Station. Beaumaris—Mr. Frederick Geary Carr. arvori-ll:r, "William Hugh Owen Conway—Mr. C. Droyer, Degamvv, Llaududno Denbigh—Mr. J. H. Jones. Dolgeliey—Mr. T. P. Jones Parry DolgeUey—Mr. John Richards, North and South IHVales Bank. Holyhead—Mr. Owen Hughes. Llolywell—Sir. Robert Thomas. ) Llandudno—Mr. Edgar W. Riches. Llaniyllin-Mr. William A. Pugiie. anidloea—Mr. Bennett Rowlands. Llangefni—Mr. William Thomas. Llangollen—Messrs. Minshull & Parry Joces. Llanrwst-Mr. E. Jones Owen. Mold—Messrs. Kelly, Keen & Co. Portmadog—Mr. J. Tobias, Solicitor. Rhos-on-Sea—Mr. P. J. Kent. St. A3aph—Mr. Llewelyn Lloyd. Towvn—Mr. E. H. Daniel. Welshpool—Mr. D. Wall. Mr. Charles Shuker. Wrexham—Mr. G. Trevor Boscawen
BIRTHS. JONES—July 3rd, the wife of the Rev. R. R. Jones, C. M. minister, Pentref, Llanrhaiadr, near Denbigh, of a daughter. JOXE3- July 18th, the wife of Mr. John Thomas Jones, Tower Terrace, butcher with Mrs. Parry, Bridge Street), Denbigh, of a daughter. JOEs-July 1st. the wife of Mr.William Jones;Wern Sals, Bagillt, of a son. ROBE&TS—July 10th, the wife of Mr, William Robert?, Rabbit's Court, Vale Street (driver at the Bull Hotel), Denbigh, of a son. ROBERTS—July 10th, the wife of Mr. R. P. Roberts, 48 Kelso Road, Fairfield, Liverpool, of a son. ROBERTS—July 11th, the wife of Mr. T. D. Roberts, 6 Davies' Terrace, Ffynnongroew, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. CHAELTON ROBERTS July 15th, at the Bethel Baptist chapel, Holywell, Mr. William Charlton, coal dealer, Whit-ford Street, to Mrs. Catherine Roberts, Chapel Place, Penyball Street both of Holywell. 3 £ VAN»-~ July 17th, at the Registrar's Office, Bala, Mr. Thomas Evans, Bryncaled, to Miss Ellen Roberts, Ty isaf, Llanuwchllyn. EVASS—STANDING July 15th, at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, St. Asaph, by the Rev. W. M. Jones, Congregational minister, in the presence of Mr. J. Simon, registrar, Mr. John Evans, 72 Victoria. Road, and Miss Ellen Standing, Vale Road—both of Rhyl. PARKY—WILLIAMS — July 15th, at the Bethania Wesieyan chapel, Ffynnongroew, by the Rev. Joseph Owen, supintendent minister, assisted by the Rev. J. W. Davies, Ffynnongroew, Mr. Edward Parry, Congleton Road, Talk-o'-the-hill, Audley, to. Eunice, the daughter of Mr. Edward Williams, Tal- acre Terrace, Ffynnongroew. ROBERTS—EDWARDS — July 17th, at Llanrwst, Mr. Robert Hugh Roberts, watchmaker, to Miss Mar- garet Elizabeth Edwards, the second daughter of the late Mr. Edward Edwards, butcher both of Bala. DEATHS. BAKBETT—July 13th, aged four years, accidentally drowned at Bower's Pit, Samuel, the beloved child of Mr. Charles Barrett, collier, 139 Furlong Terrace, Chester Street, Flint. BLACK WALL-jUly 3rd, aged 41 years, Mr. John Henry BiackwalL Ochr-y-foel, Rhosesmor, Northop. DA VIEs-.July 2nd, aged 29 years, Hannah, the be- loved daughter of Mr. John Davies, Bryngoleu, DAYTSS—July 7th, aged 67 years, Mr. Thomas Davies, The Bryn, Flint. DA VIES June 30th, aged 58 years, at Ledbury, Hereford, after a short illness, Mr. Thomas Davies; plasterer (the eldest son of the late Mr. Simon Davies, Denbigh). He was interred on the follow. ing Wednesday, at the Ledbury Public Cemetery. EDWABDS July 16th, aged 54 years, Sarah, the be- loved wife of Mr. John Edwards, Ddol Fawr, Rhyd- y-mwyn. GRIFFITHS— July 6th, aged 56 years, Mr. Joseph Griffiths, stonemason, Llan, Ysgeifiog, Hu GHKS—July 16th, aged 32 years, Thomas, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, car proprietor, Hand, Henilan Place, Denbigh. He leaves a widow and his parents to mourn his loss. Deceased was bell-ringer of St Mary's church, for many years. He will be interred on Monday, at Eglwys Wen, JONES-July 11th, aged 70 years, Mr. Edward Jones, Gelli, Nannerch. LLOYD—July 17th, after a short illness, Mr. Robert Lloyd, late headmaster of the National Schools at Ruthin. Details in our next issue.
WELSH MARKETS. DENBIGH, July 17th.-Net many farmers present, and batter was dearer. Wheat, 9s 6d; oats, 8s to 83 6d .r hobbet. Hay, 4s to 5s: wheat straw, 3a 6d per cwt; barley straw, E2 10s to £ 3; ditto, oat, B3. Fresh butter, Is i'd to Is 3d; small tubs, lid to 12d; large tubs, Od per it). Eggs, 14 to 15 for a Is. Fowls, 28 6d couple; chickens, 3s to 4s 6d; ducklings, 4s to 59 6d per ooup'e. Potatoes, 6J. per 4 lbs. Oatmeal, 2d per lb. Beef, 6d to 9d; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 9d to lOd; real, 7d to 9i; pork, 6d to 8d per lb. LLASGEFNI, JoIylSth.—Oata, from 19s Cd to 20s per quarter; new potatoes, Id to lid per lb. Fresh butter, Is fd per lb; wool, 7d to 8d per lb; fowls, from 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple; ducks, 43 Od to 4s 6d per couple. Ereaa eggs, 17 to IS for a Is. Young pigs, 16s to 20s each; fat pigs, 4d per lb. RUTHIN, July 15th, Prices were as follows — Wheat, from 9a to 9s 3d; barley, 7s 6d to 9s Od and oata, 68 to 1s 6d per hobbet. Fresh butter, 14d to 15d per Th; fowls, 2a bd to 3s; chickens, 4s to 4s 6d; and ducks 513 to 63 per couple. Eggs, 15 to 16 for a Is.
CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS. BIEKENHEAO,—Agricultural Produce.—July 16th.— Hay, old, S3 10s to £ 4 5s; ditto, new, jE4 5a to £ i 10s; clovtr, JSts to 1:1 15s; American clover, B4 5s Irish clover, £ 4; straw-wheat, S3; and manure, 2i1 to 4s per ton. LONDON,—Agricultural Produce.—July 16th.-At the Whitechapel Hay and Straw Market there were iai? supplies, and a steady trade at following prices:— Good to prime hay, 80s to 100s; inferior to fair ditto, 50s to 70s; good to prime clover, 85s to 102s 6d; In- ferior to fair ditto, 759 to 80s mixture and sainfoin, 70s to 92s 6d; straw, 263 to 36a per load. LIVERPOOL. Wholesale Vegetable. July 17th. Potatoes:—Ev-1 jr regents, from 5s 6d to 6s 3d per cwt; Jerssys, 6s; kidneys, 6s 6d to 7s 3d per cwt; and new, lsSI tn Is 10d per 21 lbs. Turnips, lOd to Is per dcz: a bunches; carrots, 6d to 8d per dczen bunches. Onions, foreign, 6s to 6s 6d per cwt. LIVERPOOL. St. John's Market. July 17th. Beef, 5d to 9i per lb; mutton, 6d to lOd; veal, 7d to lOd; lamb, 8d to lOd; fresh pork 7d to 9d per lb; fresh butter, Is 2d to Is 4d; ditto, salt, Is to Is 2d per lb; eggs, 7s to 7s 4d per 120. SALFORD, July 16th.—There was an increase of 101 boiits and sheep" orver last week's figures. The stock on Tuesday being:—Beasts, 1,419; sheep, 16,354; calves, 179; pigs, 89 The prices ruling the maiket were as followsBeasts, 5d to 6fd; sheep, 6d to 8d; lambs, na to 8^-i; calves, 5d to 7 d per lb. Piga made from 10s io lOa 4d per score. BIRMINGHAM. July I8th,— Supplies of cattle were fair, and trade slow. Herefords. fji to 6fd; bulls and cows, 4&d to 5^d; calves, 6d to 7^d; wether sheep, 7Jd to 7|d f ewes and rsms, 5d to 6d; lambs, 7|d to 8|d per lb. Bacon p!g3, 10s 3d; porkers, 10s 6d to 10s 9d; sows, 7a 9d to 8s per score. LOSDOV, July 18th Only a limited supply of beasts, and demand quiet at late rates. Fat bulls, 38 2d to 3s 4d per 8 lbs. Sheep pens filled to a good ex- tent, but met slow support, prices being weaker. Best down wethers, 5s 2d to 5s 4d per 8 lbs. Lambs were slow, and prices easier sjbest fat downs. 6s to 6s 2d per 8 lb*. A good number of calves, and demand slow at 5s 4d per 8 lb3 for best, Pigs qu'et: neat small, 4s 2d to 4s 4d per 8 lbs.
WELSH FAIRS AND CATTLE MARKETS. 21. Templeton. — 22. Wrexham, and Pontylal. — 23. Llangollen, and Llanrhaiadr yn Mochnant. — 24. Llanrhaiadr yn Moehnant, and Abergorlech. 25. Aberaeron, Cwmdu, and Tal y llyohau. 26. Metfod. — 27. Llauldloes, and Bange y folio.
THE ANTI-ED U CATION GOVERNMENT. THE Government's trifling with the subject of education is fast becoming a scandal. As temperance reform provides Lord Salis- bury with his favourite I Aunt Sally,' so education is treated by Sir John Gorst as a fit and proper subject for cynical levity and jesting. Yet it is a very serious mat- ter, and has in it the only weapon with which we can hope to successfully meet the foreign competition which is pressing us on all sides, and in all the markets of the world. It is not in foreign affairs alone that the Government are exposed to criti- cism, Their home policy, such as it is, ought to do much to restore the effective- ness of the Liberal party as an active I Opposition. It is clear that nothing less than energetic measures will save the School Boards from destruction, since the Government no longer make any secret of their intention to withdraw educational authority from the electors in England and Wales, and vest it in indirectly ap- pointed and irresponsible persons. This is apparent from the Cockerton Bill, and the new Minute issued by the Education De- partment, both of which aim not at the promotion of education, but at hampering the School Boards in their work of carrying on the evening continuation schools. If the Government were sincerely concerned for education, they would have brought in a bill of one clause, enabling School Boards to carry on the higher work, which under their present powers, has been declared by the Cockerton judgment to be illegal. Such a measure would have passed without con- troversy, and would have been generally acceptable as a proper solution of the diffi- culty. Instead of this, the Government must needs go out of their way to add to the present chaotic state of educational machinery, by bringing in the Town and County Councils, whose sanction must be obtained before the School Boards can go on with their higher grade classes. As if this restriction were not likely to add sufficiently to the difficultiea of the schools, the Government have issued a new evening schools Minute, which, in addition to other drastic changes, declares that' the Board of Education will refuse to pay any more Im- I perial grants for scholars over fifteen.' In Germany, attendance at the higher grade schools is compulsory up to the age of eighteen. Our own Government turns the scholars adrift at fifteen, and then wonders why other countries are beating us in the industries, and in all branches of applied science. The fact is, the present Govern- ment doe3 not believe in free and popular education, and they are indifferent to the mischief they are doing, so long as they are able to pursue their policy of studied hos- tility to the School Boards. Their abortive bill in 1896, their endowment of the Church Schools in 1897, and the abandoned bill of this year, all bear witness to the guiding band of reactionary Toryism. Under the present measure (which is only a tempo- rary makeshift for 12 months, but which next year will be made a precedent for the further extinguishing of the School Boards) the position of the educational authorities is complicated in the extreme. Some of the Boards are in doubt whether the Coun- cils will sanction the continuation schools others are undecided what they can and what they cannot do without the sanction of the local Government authorities, at whose mercy they are to be placed. It is in the summer that arrangements are made for carrying on the winter evening schools, and with all the doubt and uncertainty arising from the Cockerton judgment, and the Goverment's delay in making known their intentions, and with the holidays at hand, there is now no time to map out the coining season's work. That is, perhaps, just what the Government desires, since Sir John Gorst has written to Mr. Ernest Flower, the member for West Bradford, saying cthab he does not anticipate that there will be many such schools hereafter.' This will probably be only too true, but it emphasises the fact that the Opposition will be failing in their duty, if they do not do their part in bringing home to the country, the inevitable effects of the Go. vernment's anti-education policy. Surely the electors of the country, such a large portion of whom have received their educa- tion through the agency of the School Boards, will not allow the Government to kick away the ladder by which they them- selves have risen from under the feet of their children. We shall be surprised if they do submit to such treatment as this and if they do, we can only say that they are utterly unworthy of the precious heri- tage which their forefathers fought so des- perately to secure for themselves and their posterity.
WELSH LIBERALISM. WHATEVER may be said about the Liberal party generally, the events of the past few days have proved that, in Wales at any rate, Liberalism is still a force and a pre- dominating force. It may be said that the Welsh National Council does not represent the Liberalism of the country as it should be represented, but at all events, friends and foes alike will admit that the estab- lishment of this body was a step in the right direction, and if it had not done any. thing more than organise a series of meetings, such as those held at Pontypridd lasb week, it would have justified its exis- tence. The meetings alluded to were of a kind that only Wales can produce. At the same time it must be admitted that the circumstan- ces of the hour called more attention to the meetings from the country generally than would otherwise have been the case. Long ago, in fact, before the general election ve believe-a promise had been obtained from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman that he would attend the annual meetings of the Council. Time after time, the meetings bad to be postponed, owing to the inabi- lity of the Liberal leader to be present. During the last few weeks, as we all knew, an imaginary rift was discovered in the party, and it was broadly asserted that Sir Henry's leadership was practically at an end, and that a state of chaos would fol low. The meeting in the Reform Club on Tuesday week, to which we referred in our last issue, proved that the prophets of evil were wrong, and that, the party was as united as any party of progress, and not pf stagnation, can well be. It is quite easy to agree to do nothing. It is not quite as easy to be united when reforms are pressing one another in the struggle to get to the front. It was under these cir- cumstances that Sir Henry's long-promised visit to Pontypridd was redeemed. It was here that the country was fated to hear the first public utterances of Sir Henry after his leadership had been once more ratified, and his authority acknowledged by all sections, if sections there be, in the party. In too many districts of this country, freedom of speech has been con- siderably curtailed. The truths about the war, if they happen to be unpalatable to the jingo residents of these districts, can- not be made public without raising a storm, which, as a rule, ends in physical violence and intimidation. At Pontypridd on the contrary, it was evident that the party of fair play to everybody, be they Boers or Britons, was in the majority, and although there were the inevitable interruptions from those who held different views, there was nothing serious or alarming to the most timid soul. The Chairman of the meeting struck the right note when he instanced the faithful- ness of Wales to the Liberal party, as com- pared with the rest of the kingdom. Before the last election there were nine Tory mem- bers for Wales and Monmouthshire, but at the last election, this number was reduced to six. The total number of Liberal votes recorded was 101,786, as compared with 74,307 Tories, giving a majority in Wales and Monmouthshire of 27,479 for the Libe- rals. To such an audience, and in such a country, we can easily imagine that Sir Henry found it easy to deliver one of his j best speeches. As Sir Henry said, Lobbies and clubs have a little peculiar atmosphere < of their own, and it is a good thing for Ui J. to renew our strength occasionally by coming, not only among your everlasting hills with their physical ozone, but among the mass of electors with their moral fresh- ness aad directness of view.' Perhaps, when he went on to speak about the war, Sir Henry was not so explicit as some of us could have wished, but it must be re- membered that it was rather difficult for him to be more pronounced than he was under the peculiar circumstances of the case. Fresh from the meeting at the Reform Club where peace had been proclaimed, and friendship sworn anew, any words of Sir Henry's which might have bean construed to reflect upon those in the Liberal party who differed from him on the question of the war, might have been liable to be mis- construed, and more harm might possibly have been done in this direction than by the more moderate tone adopted by the Liberal leader. As to social questions, Sir Henry is quite in accord not only wich the Liberal party gene- rally, but with the more advanced and more progressive Liberal party in Wales. The description he gave of the Liberal Unionists' meeting which had been held a few days previously, together with the running com- ment of the audience, deserves special men- tion. This is a paraphrase of the Duke of Devonshire's speech as given by Sir Henry, and commented upon by the audience. Sir Henry said, I I hesitate to read his catalogue to you, but if you can brace yourselves up, listen to it (cries of I Go on.') Oh, I do not hesitate on account of time, but on account of the terrible nature of the disclosures in it (laughter). He is showing how lucky they were, how fortunate they were, in having parted company altogether with us. If any of those,' he says,' I who were pre- sent were thinking of transferring their votes and influence to the Liberal party, who he thought there was reason to doubt, were re- united on Tuesday- (laughter), -he asked them to consider what was the policy to which they would find themselves pledged in the next Parliament. They would be com- mitted to Home Rule for Ireland—(cheers) -and perhaps for Sco'land and Wales also' (cheers). Now, be prepared (laughter). • They would be committed to the dises. tablishment' (loud cheeis). Too much of your Welsh quickness (langhter). I am not responsible for the words he used (laugh- ter). I They would be committed to the disestablishment of the House of Lords (' That's better still,' and cheers). Think of that. What a catastrophe! 'They would be pledging themselves to the disestablish- ment of the Church in Wales—(loud cheers) —as a preparation for the disestablishmenti of the Church in England' (hear, hear). Thisgoes on in what musicians call a crescen- do scale (laughter). It gets worse and worse as we go on. Disestablisment, as he calls it, of the Honse of Lords was bad enough, but Home Rule was a trifle. Disestablish- ment of the House of Lords We were getting warm. Disestablishment of the Church in Wales was truly horrible (laugh- ter). The next thing is: They would be pledging themselves to give to a majority in any parish, or perhaps to an active minority, the power to impose compulsory, abstention from liquor' (cheers). You observe that the publican is a more impor- tant person than either the parson or the peer (laughter), He reaches the height of the whole business when he goes on to say, I They would be pledging themselves to the establishment of universal school boards —(cheers),—and the withdi awal of State aid from all denominational schools (re- newed cheering). These are the things that the Duke of Devonshire holds up as the bogeys, with which he frightens his followers into obedience to his will. These are the awful things that the Liberal party are actually contemplating. Therefore I think the conclusion we may come to is that at home or abroad, in the colonies and dependencies, or in the United Kingdom itself, there is a broad line between Liberal and anti-Liberal, and I know on which side of the line Wales will be found (cheers).' In addition to the Liberal leader, several excellent speeches were delivered at this meeting, and special distinction must, be awarded to the speech of Mr. Lloyd George. The few Jingoes who listened to him, of course, gave him an unfriendly reception, ¡ but that kind of conduct only incites Lloyd George to greater effort. One por- tion of his speech, which, unfortunately, did not find its way to the dailies, was a most powerful, and even pathetic historical illustration of the rule of force—the at- tempts to annihilate weak nations by tho strong. We are sorry we cannot give it verbatim; but it was to the following effect: — Two thousand years ago, a mighty nation came from far, bent on con quering, and if necessary, annihilating a small nation. The invaders came in over- whelming force; and with all the power of the strong, strove to conquer the weak nation. They did conquer, and held the country for some hundreds of years, but did they succeed ? Only the other day, said the speaker, I was walking along a country lane, and I overheard two little girls talking a living language they were wending their way to a school in which they studied a dead language. The living language was there, and our mother tongue —the language that had repulsed that and many other fiery onslaught; the dead language was the language of the Roman who had ,Wo thousand years ago, set his heart upon entirely effacing our natio- nality. Let us beware of treading in his footsteps, as history has an awkward way of repeating itself. His peroration was truly remarkable, and deserves to be placed on record as one of the best ever uttered by any public speaker. Alluding to the treatment of women and children in concentration camps, Mr. George said they talked of great empires, with their armies, their millions, their huge navies, ruling the world. They thought they were omnipo- tent, but he had been bred in the belief, and scill adhered to it, that the government of the world was not in the hands of great Imperial syndicates (loud and profound cheers). They could not wrong these chil- dren. The wrong would come home. He (the speaker) had a superstitious horror ot it. Mr. Spicer at the afternoon meeting had given some appalling figures showing how British trade was tumbling down, and how this involved lack of employment and lower wages. Half-rations for women and children It bad taken wing in 4frica it was crossing the flood; heaven forbid that in the near future, it should not show its fangs in thousands of households in Britain.' We believe such meetings as these will do good. They will have their effect upon the minds of all thinking people. The in- tellectual treat South Wales has just had, must be repeated at the first possible op- portunity in North Wales, and we trust that the Welsh National Liberal Council will see that this is provided.
SLINGS AND ARROWS. [BY A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD.] It is high time that the Town Council of Ruthin should take some steps, to free the town, either from the charges that are made against it, or from the cause of those charges, if they are true. I allude, of course, to the mortality returns. The letter which appeared in the columns of this journal last week, pointing out that the death rate of Ruthin,. according to the figures supplied by the Medical Officer, was at the rate of 32 per thousand per annum, requires some explanation. Ruthin is a small town, placed in a healthy agricultu. ral district, on a sandstone rock, and, ap- parently, there is no reason why this high rate of mortality should exist. If the figures given are correct- and they have not been challenged-tbere must be something very much wrong with the sanitation of the town. I am not in any way writing as an alarmist, but common sense tells us that, if the conditions of things in Ruthin are what they should be, then the death-rate is inexplicable. Every man and woman must die, but a great many die from preventible causes, and these causes it is the business of our public bodies to remove. Is this the case in Ruthin ? I do not say that it is, but at all events, they have a nasty fact staring them in the face, and the subject is one that demands inquiry. « a a a Mr. Moss is well-known to many people in North Wales, and, apart from the merits of the case, I am glad to bear testimony to the universal praise that is bestowed upon him, on account of the able way he conduc- ted the defence of the Penrhyn workmen, and others, who were charged with various offences at the Carnarvon Assizes. Some legal points, scarcely ever heard of before, were brought forward. Mr. Moss in all of them, was master of the situation. He convinced:the judge of the correctness of his legal points, and he also convinced the jury of the innocence of his clients. This is decidedly a feather in bis cap, and I for one, heartily congratulate the Liberal member for East Denbighshire, on his legal acumen. m ■ m m I have on more than one occasion, refer- red in condemnatory terms to the practice of certain magistrates, when they dismiss a case against a defendant, of giving him a lecture on the enormity of the offence, which they have just decided he has not committed. Something of the kind, but with a vital difference, happened at the Carnar- von Assizes just alluded to. Mr. Justice Grantham delivered a short lecture after the Bethesda quarrymen had been found I not guilty,' but he took care to say that he was not speaking to the men in the dock, but to the county generally. With that, I have no fault to find. It cannot do harm, and, probably, it will not do much good. But it is different when a magis- trate, whose knowledge of the law is not, necessarily, profound, takes upon himself to lecture a man, the lease against whom he has just dismissed. There Is neither logic nor justice in this. It is a mere exposure of the magistrate's own ignorance.
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DENBIGH. Other Denbigh JSfews on page (3. Presentation.—There is, this week, on view in the shop window of Mr. Henry Joyce, jeweiier, Vale Street, a, very massive hall- marked gold embossed Chatelaine spectacle case, containing beautiful gold spectacles to be presented on the occasion of a golden wedding. Trinity College, London, Music Examina" tions.-At the mid-summer examination held at the Royal Institution, Liverpool, Miss M. Batten, Caledfryn Villas, Denbigh, and Miss Ethel Pepper, Rhyl, were very suc- cessful, the former gaining honours. Both candidates were prepared by Miss Charlotte Jones, L.R.A.M. Trippers.-On Wednesday last, a large number of members of the Holywell (C.M.) Sunday Schools drove to the town in bakes. They were in the first instance fed at Capel Mawr, and they then adjourned to the Castle, where games of all description were indulged in, and where tea was provi- ded for them. The trippers returned home about six p.m. Ths Rising of the Sun. A number of young men from the town journeyd on foot on Friday night last, to Foel Fammau, to witness the rising of the sun, starting from Denbigh at 11 p.m. They had a magnifi- cent view on the summit of the mountain, which well re-paid their labours, and they returned home about seven o'clock on Sa- turday morning. The Open Air Services.On Sunday last, the usual open air services were continued at the New Road, Castle, the preacher being the Rev. Henry Jones (I.), Prestatyn, who delivered an excellent sermon to a fairly good attendance.—On Wednesday evening, at the Cross, the services were conducted by the Rev. Hugh Pugh (C.M.), and he de- livered a very powerful sermon to a large audience. The Shredded Wheat Company. This week, at Messrs. E. P. Jones, Son and Co.'s establishment in High Street, a demonstra- tion is given by a young lady in the art of cooking and preparing light and toothsome dishes from shredded wheat. We have seen the articles produced from this preparation, and have also tasted some of them, and we can confidently say that the results obtained are excellent. We understand that Messrs. E. P. Jones, Son, and Co., intend stocking the preparation of this company in their various establishments. Death of Mr. Thomas Hughes.—On Thursday morning Mr. Thos. Hughes, Henllan Place, only son of Mr. John Hughes, car proprietor, passed away after a long and painful illness. The deceased was a most popular young man, had been in charge of St. Mary's Church bells for a number of years and owing to his connection to his father's busi- ness, had become well known and well liked in the town and neighbourhood. He had not long been married, and was soon after- wards taken ill. He was only 32 years of age, and much sympathy is felt with his young widow and his afflicted parents in their bereavement, The deceased will be buried at Whitchurch, on Monday. Picnics. — On Thursday a number of picnics took place. The first to depart from town was composed of the members of the Church choir, who drove in brakes to Llan- gollen. The next to go were the members or the English Presbyterian Sunday School, who went in brakes to Golden Grove, Pres- tatyn The members of the Good Templars Lodge also had their annual treat to Voel y Pare, Bodfary. A very large number availed themselves of this trip, there being four brakes crowded with members and friends. A picnic also took place in the Castle, in connection with the Independent chapel, the receipts of which went towards defray- ing the expenses of the forthcoming bazaar. The Volunteers.—The members of the 1st Vol. Bat. Royal Welsh Fusiliers who are now going through their annual course of training on Salusbury Plain left their re spective depots last week. On Wednesday a fatique party left Denbigh in charge of Sergeants Thos. Roberts and Robert Wil- liams, whilst the baggage party left on Fri- day night, under Corporal T. Lloyd. The rank and file left on Saturday morning, under the command of Captain Watkin Davies and Lieutenant Clough. The batta- lion, which wili form part of a brigade, is under the command of Lieutenant Col. T. A. Wynne Edwards, the other field officer from Denbigh being Major Swayne. It is ex- pected that the company will return on Sunday or Monday week.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST AN I' ASYLUM ATTENDANT. At a special borough magistrates' court, held on Thursday, before Mr. R. C. B. Clough and Mr. W. Mellard. f John William Watson, lately employed as an attendant at the Asylum, was charged with having wilfully illtreated William Roberts, a patient in the institution. Mr. William Barker, who was represented by Mr. A. O. Evans, appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Committee of Visitors. The accused was remanded until Tuesday next, and was let out on bail, himself in the sum of £25, and another in a similar amount.
SPECIAL POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.-Before Mr. R. C. B. Clough, and Mr. W. Mellard. George Lear, who lives with his wife and family at the Green, Denbigh, was brought up on remand charged with stealing several articles, to wit, a saw, value 5s., the proper- ty of Mr. John Jones, joiner: a tape, value 10s., the property of Mr. I. Jones, builder; 10-ff I packets of candles, the property of Messrs. Price Jones and Co., and a spade, the property of Mr. Pugh, coachman at Plas Clough. John Jones, joiner, Post Office Lane, said that some time last month, he missed a saw whilst working at Ty Newydd, Green. He identified the saw produced in court as the one he lost. Sergeant Farrell said that on Thursday afternoon, in consequence of information received, he made inquiries in the Green respecting articles stolen. Having searched prisoner's house, he found the saw produced. Other articles were also discovered, viz., the tape, the candles, and the spade. On the following day, witness, accompanied by P.C. Lewis, Trefnant, met the prisoner, and read out to him the warrant. He pleaded guilty to having stolen all the articles. This was all the evidenceltendered against the prisoner, who, upon being formally charged, elected to be tried summarily. Supt. Jones explained that prisoner had spent some time in an Industrial School, and, having no parents to take care of him afterwards, was sent to this district, where he had remained ever since. Replying to the Magistrates, prisoner said he had been in Ardwick Industrial School, and bad been sent from there to the neighbourhood of Gyffylliog. Mr. Clough, addressing prisoner, said be was in a very serious position, and might be dealt harshly with, had he elected to be tried at the Assizes or Quarter Session. In tried at the Assizes or Quarter Session. sending him to gaol for two months, hard labour, the bench would be dea very leniently with him. <.i,e On the application of Supt. court ordered that the atolen article returned to their proper owoers. n Mr. Clough congratulated the policy their success in finding out this man' uS seemed to be a doubtful, if not a dang0 character. xQt Supt. Jones thanked the magistrates their appreciative remarks. "t
TOWN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Town cil was held on Tuesday, when there present the Mayor (Mr. A. Lloyd ones), 1; the chair, Aldermen W. D. W. Griffith, p0, Keepfer, Robert Owen, R. HumP^ewvans, berts, Councillors Boaz Jones, A. ^'n -ffitb (Dr.) David Lloyd, James Hughes, w Jones, Howel Gee, with the Town (Mr. J. Parry Jones), the 9le,rl^ffi,.er (D1, (Mr. Edward Parrv), the Medical Ofhc c. Griffith Williams Roberts), the borons countant (Mr. Ellis Williams), the d Surveyor (Mr. John Davies), and the lo- spector (Mr. Windsor).. jr0ni Apologies were received for absence ff'o 8, the Messrs. Roger Pryce and John Davi « latter of whom attended the Finance mittee previous to the Council, but lEAVQ THE HEALTH OF THE BOBO^ The Medical Officer reported that u the past month only four deaths were tered as having occurred in the borougThree of which took place at the Infirmary. v0lJ deaths occurred at the Asylum.. e0n births—7 males and 4 females ha registered. The above numbers l39nd annual birth and death rate per tn r. 20 58 and 7.48 respectively. A. case o let fever was notified from the Ia^.rinatjogpi' was at once removed to the Isolation tal at Rhyl. y THE CASTLE WATER SUPPL A PROTEST BY ME. ^09I The Special Committee app°infce<^t1avifl^ with the Castle watersupply reportea received from the Town Clerk th Agreement with the Water Company for supply of water to the Castle DistrIct. Gold A letter was then read from ^es9tolfljg oi Edwards and Co. stating that ^ater the agreement were laid before the f Mr. Company's Directors in the presence ^u0 Storr, the engineer, who would, 111 course, report his views on the S, nie. Mr. Boaz Jones: Another delay- bether Mr. Humphreys Roberts asked W If so, thia meant a delay of another month. it was really too bad. Cast'0 Mr. Keepfer said he lived in tn atter» and ought to know something or g tb0 and was decidedly against adop" ^as scheme now under consideration. gh he the wrong scheme to adopt, and alt" pro' seemed to be slighted in this matter, tested most emphatically agai° scheme. that the Mr. Humphreys Roberts moved tbl witb committee already appointed to c00d. this matter should have power to Pr Mr. Boaz Jones seconded. Mr. Humphreys Roberts said he "ee i° willing to withdraw from the com01 favour of Mr. Keepfer.. e anf Mr. Keepfer said he did not des io thing of the kind. He had been s"S ajj0uf thia matter, although he knew IIlIIetee, it than some members of the comfli thlo Mr. Humphreys Roberts: I don you do..h0t W: Mr. Howel Gee questioned w"vL pla"ed Keepfer was the right person t° o sCbeDl6' on the committee to carry oat a with which he had no sympathy. prft08 Mr. Keepfer still persisted in hi against the scheme, when ,^at$ Mr. A. O. Evans pointed °ufc scheme 1 ad already been adop ^jt&' majority, and must be carried out standing the protests of Mr Keept The motion was agreed to. FlTSØ THE REMOVAL OF HOUSE RE AT HENLLAN. A PROTEST BY MR. i°' The Highway Committee having structed to consider a suggestion ag the old pool by Plas Meifod, ^6l depot for rubbish, now reported 0 did not consider it desirable i £ ci'fL action at present unaer all tn; 0f tb stances, but that, for the cted highway, the Surveyor be 1D9^ P° repair the gap in the wall betwe and the highway. i^inS The adoption of the report £ 9 moved by Mr. R, Humphreys R° seconded, .;«cipl0 „r- Mr. Griffith asked on what committee refused to apply to ™t rangement to Henilan as they .ttee PJ bigh. Tne report of the aside altogether the question ot H0D le- of refuse in Henilan, when real y> ^qSq r had as much right to have their 0eD! t, moved as Denbigh. The people paid towards the refuse disposal whereas the committee now n0d, that as far as Henilan was con. :i0ge..jo were not to enjoy the same pfl wbe £ ;(!ii result of Hentlan haying n° P the to deposit their rubbish was, ^01^ of all kind were thrown anywn tuf^d place. Recently, before he co jj0 stock to a field adjoining the V1 0ld 4 ig, to remove a cartload of crocK » etc., which were really dangerou ry 0 That was the experience oi g0 co ,g owner of property in the vdy1 jo ■$ not blame the people of ^f.v 0o P^aC jje matter, because there was real y .^jSb. which they could throw tjj6 reP°r gee moved as an amendment tha■ fcee to• jj referred back to the c°m^a;f of r.Uuf b0 whether a depot for the dep gb could be provided, so that He DJ0 ffW treated in this matter in tn ^0 Humphreys E.barta -g question referred to now by co& was not the one re ferred to 1»» „ tee at all. What was. ^f"Bdold the question of utilising tn eo 0f place for tipping rUkb18k* the ke°6 dis' mittee met, they did not ha was,?3Cot Mr. Griffith's opinion, imd er, » advantage. The comm11J:tle* rj<rbt to ^^c0 consider that it would b fnto a afiiS0 pool adjoining the rpl^0 where anybody could tip ?-me, P tb0 they liked. In a very st?°r DUisanC0 D0ra* would become a very serl^„ith. &( t tb0 public and dangerous to' » tb0 question of finding a -fh ^r' Henilan rubbish was no eed he committee at all, but b 0ugbfcT Griffith's views that tb -D 0e place for the disP?sai-sLreed ?10 Mr. Griffith said he 0Jli^bl pri:1, P Mr. James H»gbe^ jjjj question, before any Py frod b. nrb«*b:9 selected, but he ,was uj also »» l»»d committee were in d01J° 6b0 piece o they had a right to enclose question. of