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DENBIGH A NATIONAL TISTI GONIAL TO CLWYDFAEDD.—The committee of this Usti:no\ial fund state that they are about to close tha subsc mi ion list which has been open for about two years, -o'otwithstanding that it was the desire to make the 'est::uonial a National one," only has been tubs -nbed. The project has been advertised exclusively inJDd or two of onr Radical con- temporaries. Perhaps the committee are content with the handsome amount of subscriptions such publicity has produced. ACCIDENT.—As Mr and Mrs Parry, of Penycae, were returning from Denbigh a few nights ago, in their gig, one of the wheels by some mishap caught the side of the embankment on the hill, near the Asylum, the gig being overturned, and the occupants thrown out with Considerable force. Mr Parry was not hurt, but his wife was injured very much about the head, and had to be taken to the White Lion Ins, Denbigh, the residence of her sister, Mrs Simon, where medical assistance was promptly obtained. THB INSPECTOR ON* I'U.S VNGEF.—This office will be filled at the next meeting of the council. Police- Sergeant Lewis is one of the candidates. He formerly acted in a similar capacity at Colwyn, under the Con- way Board of Guardians, "he Conway board meet- ing, on Thursday, the guardians ordered a testimonial to be given him in fa/our of the Denbigh candidature, the chairman remarking that he was quite sure the board would have grepleiJsure in acceding to the request, for Mr Lewis was an efficient officer in every respect when in that district." DR PIERCE'S MONUMENT.—This very handsome structure it., as far as the column is concerned, com- pleted, and the work of the contractor, Mr J. R. Jones, Rhyl, has given great sitisfaction. To make the whole work complete, however, a life size representation of Dr Pierce, is to be executed shortly, by a well-known Lon- don sculptor. This addition will add greatly to the .beauty of the monument, and make it the most hand- some structure of the kind in the Principality. A committee meeting was held a. few days ago to consider the details of the further work needed. A QUICK PASSAGC FOR A YOUNG SAILOR.—The eldest son of Mr D. P. Wil-u»s, Denbigh, who, having a liking for the briny ocvuu, has been attached to the "Inman Company's line of steamers," has just returned home after a voyage from America, in the celebrated steamer City of Berlin," which on that trip made the fastest passage on record; namely, from America to Liverpool (calling at Queenstown) in seven days, 15 hours, and 28 minutes. This is a noteworthy event in the career of the young sailor, who is now about to make a journey to Australia, in one of Inman's new and finest vessels. THE CONFIRMATION AND HARVEST FESTIVAL.—At -j his service (referred to in last week's Guardian) there ere about 100 candidales from the parishes of Denbigh, jr mllan, Bodfari, Bwlchau, Prion, Llanrhaiadr, and JJ meffydd; together with a number of pupils from U well's orphan school. The clergy presen were :— s. Robert Jones, T. W. Vaughau, Denbigh; E. rt, Henllan; L.Lewis, Llanrhaiadr; John Jones, Hani Ian; L. T. Lewis, Nantglyn; 0. Jones, Bycbau; ij. g LI. Browne, Bodfari, &c. The communion table ad 'ulpit were decorated by Miss Blackmore, Miss Humn hreys, and other ladies from Howell's school. The ft mt was handsomely adorned by the gardener r "R ron Dvffryn. The offertory after the afternoon service English) reached £ G 12s 6d. Special anthems were wel sung by the bhoir, Mr Jones ably presiding at ^CHURTI I MATTERS.—On Sunday evening the Rev. TWr Pvm tt, of Derbyshire, son-in-law of Mrs Fazakerlev, of Castle House, Denbigh, preached in St. David's Church to an unusually large congregation. The rev. H jdiscourse, delivered extempore, was mmh • J by the congregation. He selected for his tPYt Paul found written on the altar) at Athens T un^nowu God," upon which he de- a <. st interesting and exhaustive sermon on «, T- true nature, and the advice needed by .r2' S era." The prayers were read by the cler £ rvmnn 0 has taken up his residence in Denbigh, as assistant te> durino the temporary absence of the rector Th ^ms were c^ant,e<^» instead of read, as is tJ.fl Ps ice here, and a special anthem was snug with to!era! ,ly eff,ect; The ^orations for the harvest festival w< ,re alflr;wed ,° b w We find that then 3 ,s °f la'e a /a"'ng off m thef conerezations it n ght' °''Vins to the very "comfortable plac? in which th WOrsh'p schoolroom)' and there is also a tet 'denc> amoD* the con^Sf>°n to attend the English slices. *nXQ?UT he °ew ii u 3 ere many Sundays have elapsed. Sli1L'sS, X™ g > rr,th Llwfo, a most promising tenor f L1fW. musical eduction, has taken bA? tocomplett he Royal Academy of Music, 1 nn/J r> re„,enca 1 ents had been admirably carried T^f arrangem mittee :-Messrs Edward Angel, out by the following comi ^Hall-Square), George Lewis, A'nLS gT f ( Edward Mills acted as hon. )ns the success of the under- CXertl' easure due. The Assembly Rnnrrf w aS m &i m ames of such favourites as TW tY f CrT >rd' thf 1 the prince oftsisteddvod rnndnftnf ° an • -ource of attraction. Added £ JK PWZ'lthe ?reat Miss Sauvage. a mezzo W6re and Professor Pritchard, ■who °f great mOTt, Of the programme, we Cannot fs accompanist terms of praiso. The splpffinno ln very high um class, and the tastes nf Hio l W6refD° igs seemed to have been nnrAfl °V?^S ^nglish so. "ynyddog gave five or nf ir Ur-"S the evening M "-eish songs, which, of ■ 1S we com'e 3 to a certain portion P^rlvacceptabl -ith aheartyrsception, hnf riiil n 1^nce" fW^° me^w s good voice as usual; S fvl ? appear *° ve m qulte a Llew" must- forgive and the admirers of the famous Will o' th' Wiso" us for saying that we have heard « he same platform, rendered m far superior style, on t was very success- fni L!i °r, othef sones he 'he trio by Miss 1 MnSTaatl? appended. T Aew Llwfo was a ri^Wrfat jD^ ly, and the piece rich treat; the voices blended admirat 3 gave "The old was greatly appreciated. Miss Sauvag* This was the cottage clock m a really channmg style 8he made a most 7 5 r. Appearance in Denbigh, 0f considerable favourable debut, proved herself an artiste js no doubt ability, and with proper training there waa heartily she will make her mark. The above piect r acknowledff- encored, but Miss Sauvage merely bowed he. m0S Sauva ^e ment of the compliment paid her. Mr Ja i style and contribnted some four songs in a delightfa him is to perhaps the best compliment we can pay iected with mention that the great Italian professor con, olution to the Royal Academy had made a rigid ret 'r Sauvage receive no further pupils, yet after hearing T& believing he was so favourably impressed with him, and Credit he that as a pupil ha would do him exceptional t \fter' his relaxed the rule and received Mr Sauvage.. 'e of the coarse at the Academy, we-believe he will be ot rofessor finest tenor singers Wales has produced. F ist, and Pritchard ably discharged the dnties of accompan turned at thej close of the programme Llew Llwfo re We thanks to the audience on behalf of Mr Sauvage. iccess understand that the concert was a great financial 81 over and that there will be a handsome sum left to hand alw to Mr Sauvage, whom we heartily wish SSCCMS in his Of Iftbow. f¡ FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASB.—For the past week the returns show that 90 cattle and 9 pigs have recovered; bat that nearly that number of fresh cases have broken out. THE READING ROOM.—We understand that it is intended to hold a grand concert in a few weeks time, n aid of the funds of the Working Men's Heading Room, when several popular artistes are likely to give their services. The room is now well attended, and the new of books, which we mentioned some months ago td been added to the library, prove very acceptable o the frequpnrers of the room. The attendance is as as during past winter sessions. CLOXNISII CLT/B.—The ANNUAL distribution of clothing to th industrious poor of rh,) pansh of Denbigh took UUIVJ ar, the Aweaihlv-ro-.m. on Thursday afternoon, superintendea hy the 1 id es' committee. Several hundred pouuds worth of g Md clothing had been sup- plied by the follow'n^ among other drapers:—Mr k i 'wh-i. Val'st-e-?"; Mr H. Arthur Davis, High- street; Mr T. J. Wdli-ims, High-street; Messrs Parry and Williams, Crown-sqa.iiv; Messrs Pierce and Horton, V;«i.>->treet: an,! Mr T. Pi "ice Hushes. COUNTY MAOIST.IATKS' COURT.—At these sessions, on Wednesday, there was o-dv one summons returnable, against a man named Al en Jones, of Llansannan, for rffu-ing to q lit a uublic-house. The defendant and the witnessed wtnv ?>r<»sc-nt, but the only magistrate present was W. D. W. Griffith, Esg., of Garn; and it required two justices to hear such a case. After wait- ing in vaitf4or nearly an hour for another magistrate, the case had to be adjourned for a fortnight. This was of course an inconvenience to A magis- trate resident in the town would be very desirable, although there are a great number in the division. EGLWYS WES HARVEST FESTIVAL.—Owiug to the confirmation being held this year on the harvest thanksgiving, there was no service in this church. O¡ Sunday last, an appropriate service was held in Welsh, when the Rev T. W. Vaughan preached an excellent sermon. The old chnrch had been prettily decorated by the members of the choir under the superintendence of Missi Battv, the hon. organist. The corn was kindly eiven by Mr Evans, Cotton Hall; the greenhouse piants being lent by Mr J. E. Roberts, seedsman, Denbigh. The fruit and flowers were given by Miss Batty, Mrs Williams, Brookhouse; Mrs Roberts, Middle-lane; and Mr Scott, Postoffice-lane. The service was of a hearty character, the musical portion being admirably executed. SUPPER TO THE CORPORATION OFFICIALS.—On Tuesday morning, his Worship the Mayor (J. Parry-Jones, Esq), ordered a most sumptuous repast to be served up at the Backrow Inn, for the police officers of the borough and pettv sessionaldivision, and the workmen and other subor- dinate officials of the corporation. The chair was occupied by Superintendent Tudge, and the vice chair bv Mr Evans. After all had partaken of the really excellent spread provided, the chairman, in eulogistic terms, proposed the health of the Mayor, and referred to the abie manner in which he had discharged his duties, and to w;il.known courteous treatment of the cor- porate officials. The toast was drunk with three times three. Othea toasts followed, and a most convivial meeting was spent. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—Much excitement prevails in the town over the municipal contests. The candidates (6) nominated on Friday are :—E. Thomas Jones, High- street, ironmonger, proposed and seconded by Mr T. Gold-Edwards and Mr Thomas Evans; John Symonds Jone, Brvnhvfryd, commercial traveller, proposed and seconded bv Councillor T. G. Lunt and Robert Parry John Lloyd, Bull Hotel, proposed and seconded by John Roberts, and W. A. Nott, stationer; Wilham Morris, bookseller, by Benjamin Holgate and W. Keepfer; Evan Thomas. 9. Henllan Place, Henllan, by E. Wms. Gee, and John Harrison Jones; John Davies, Love-lane, by Ellis Wiihams, and Robert Parry. No objections were made before the mayor on Saturday to any of the candi- dates. Addresses have been issued by all, and those of Messrs E. T. Jones, J. S. Jones, and J. Lloyd, will be found in our advertising columns. Mr E. T. Jones, who was elected to the council 3 years ago by a large majority. has faithfully served the burgesses, having attended nearly the whole of the meetings held. He is a thorough man of business and gives much attention to municipal matters. His defeat, therefore, would be a loss to the town, but we have every confidence in his election. Mr Symond Jones has come forward in response to strong solicitations from influential ratepayers, though he is the nominee of no particular party or creed. He is a gentleman of thorough business-like habits, and will, if elected, be an acquisition to the Councd, and a good representative. Mr John Lloyd is well known amongst his townsmen generally, and is very popular. If he m .kes an effort to win there is no doubt but that he will succeed. The services of Mr W. Morris in connection with the town's gas supply should highly commend him to the favourable considera- tion of the burgesses. Mr Evan Thomas is nominated by two councillors, and no doubt his friends will fight well for him. Mr John Davies announces himself "a working man's candidate," and commends'his past ser- vices as an Inspector ef Nuisances as a guarantee of his worth. All the candidates are fighting single-handed, and profess to be greatly encouraged by the result of their canvassing, The polling booths will be (1) in the Council Chamber, where the Mayor will preside (2) the Magistrates' Room, where probably one of the Aldermen will preside; and (3) at Henllan National School, where the Town Clerk will preside. Upon the election in some measure depends the choice of the new mayor. Mr J. Parry-Jones, after two years' service, retires from the chair with the hearty thanks of the council and the borough for the efficient services he has rendered. He has conducted the business of the Corporation with singular ability; his business habits and legal knowledge have been of great value to him in discharging his official duties. On all occasions he has maintained the dignity of the officc, and done credit to the borough. He will not consent to act again, and a successor is being can- vassed. Mr Harrison Jones will not accept the office. It is generally conceded. that Mr T. J. Williams will be selected, and indeed he is well worthy of the position, Some have been" endeavouring to start Mr E. W. Gee, but they cannot be in earnest, as, however well qualified, he is but a youug member of the Council; and, we believe he does not seek the office. Mr T. G. Lunt is also spoken of. With regard to the selection of a gentleman to fill the aldermanic chair, it is thought probable that Mr Davies will reconsider his decision, and retain office. If be does not, the choice of the members should fall upon Mr John Armor. By his long connection with the Council, his position in the town, and his knowledge of municipal affairs, he is well qualified for the office, and his election would be but a deserved compliment paid to one who is respected by all classes of the townspeople. NEWLY FORMED PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.—On Tuesday evening a Philharmonic Society was established for the borough of Denbigh, under the most auspicioas circum- stances. Messrs Drury and E. Roberts, with a number of townsmen, have for sometime been convinced that such a society was greatly needed. There are some excellent choirs in connection with the places of worship in Denbigh, and a successful effort is now being made to concentrate the talent of these various choirs into one good society. To make the society successful it was, of course, necessary 'that it be formed upon a broad and liberal basis, so that persons of all shades of opinion may become members. At the preliminary meeting it was agreed that Mr Felix C. Watkins, of St. Asaph, be secured as conductor; the efficient services of Mr Jones organist of the English churches, were retained as accompanist, and the following officers were elected Treasurer, Mr Drury,, North and South Wales Bank. honcrary secretary, Mr R. H. Hughos, National Pro- vincial Blink; thse two gentlemen and the following constituting the committee Messrs Harding Warner Vale Street; T. Pierce Hughes, draper; D. Williams' Crown Square Edward Mills, Castle Hill; E. Roberts, North and South Wales Bank; R. Price Roberts, Vale Street; and C. Cottom, Guardian reporter. It was confidently expected that the offices of president and vice-presidents wiil be filled by three well-known gentle- men residing in the town and district. The readiness of the local gentry to render assistance to any undertaking having for its object the moral and intellectual improve- ment of the young people of the town is well-known, and they will be appealed to (and we believe not in vain) to assist this movement by becoming honorary members, by which means they will be able to afford inflllential and financial support to the society, and already some sach assistance has been offered to the committee The inaugural meeting took place on Tuesday evening, in the magistrates' room, and the result far exceeded the most sanguine expectations of the promoters. Nearly 100 persons, all possessing more or less knowledge of music, were present, and enrolled themselves as members. They were composed, of about an equal number of male and female voices and among them were singers of considerable ability. It was decided thai the Creation" should be prepared for public pftrformance, by the society during the coming winter. The voices were found by the conductor to be sufficiently varied, and of ample strength to execute the choruses satisfactorily. Of Mr F. C. Watkin's abilities, as a conductor, we cannot speak too highly. It is, of course, a difficult task to control and direct a hundred voioes (the bulk of them having never before been brought together), but this task Mr Watkins accom- plished in a most satisfactory maimer. Mr Jones, at all times a careful and efficient performer, will of course render very important assistance as ac accompanist. It is intended to makejthe society, as far as possible, self- supporting, by fixing a graduated scale of fees for the members, and as the advantages of membership are so obvious there is no fear but that all will cheerfully. comply with tha rules in this respect. The meeting on Tuesday proved that the magistrates' room is altogether inadequate to the wants of the society and the county magistrates are to be waited upon with a view of securing the County Hall for the weekly practices, which it was announced would be held on Tues- day evenings, from half-past 7 o'clock to 9. Since Tuasday a number of young people have signified their intention of becoming members, and it is hoped that by the next meeting nearly 150 members will have been enrolled. All young persons anxious to join as members, or any of our readers who may be willing to assist the society, should communicate with the hon. sec., Mr R. H. Hughes. The leaders of the chdftrs of the various places of worship, or the most prominent vocalist therein have also been placed upon the committee, thas making it a thoroughly representative OllIe SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—A man named William Davies, j of Denbigh, fell over the rocks near the Goblin WelJ, on I Wednesday, broke his log, and seriously injured himself. POLICE COURT.—Tim magistrates present at this court on Friday were Dr. A. E. Tumour, and Captain R. Lloyd Williams, but the only business was the transfer of the license of the Star Inn, High street, to Thomas Andrew, of 7, Factory Place. Denbigh. SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETINO.—Saturday Present— The Mayor (J. Parry-Jonef, Esq,) in the chair, Messrs Thomas Gee. John Armor, T. G. Lunt, John Davies, E. W. Gee, David Griffiths, E. T. Jones, J. Harrsion Jones. Thomas Foulkes Francis Wynne, Town Clerk; Martin Smith, Treasurer; and the collector, Edward Mills.—-The meet'Jig was called for toe purpose of ar- riving at some conclusion as to the basis upon which the general district rate should be made, m which land was to be assessed at one-fourth that of house property.— Mr Thomas Gee introduced a discussion as to whether houses and buildings on land should be dealt with on the same principle as if they were houses situate in the town.—The Town Clerk read the Act applying to the subject, which states that buildings must be valued in full, and that farm buiidings depend for value upon the land that surrounds them, the correct principle being to asse-s ihe buildings at a fair interest on the capital in- vested in the builuing of them.—Alderman Gee Should we make a:jy difference between the value of buildings in the town i'—The TMW;I Obrk thought so, as they were part of the farm.—Mr T. Gee thought that ac- cording to the Act they must be assessed alike, inde- pendent of sitnation.—The Town Clerk: I should not think of valuing them the same it is left to the discre- tion of the Corporation to say the value of the buildings. If you take a farm of 100 acres you are bound to take the house and buildings thereon, although it may not be most suitable to you, and I contend the locality ought to be taken into consideration if you have accommoda- tion land, and you choose a house that suits your taste, that alters the question.—Mr E. W. Gee thought the homes ought to be assessed to tho same extent as houses in the tcwo.—Eventually the Council decided tlut no hard and fast rule could be laid down, but that every case ur.ust: be decided on its own merits; the situation, state of repair, and convenience of each class of build- ings to be taken into consideration. The Council then went into committee, and took the farms seriatim it being a long and tedious process. j SPECIAL MAGISTRATES' MEETING. I THURSDAY.—Before Dr Tumour, and Captain Lloyd | Williams. f POCKET PICKING: A DESPERATE CHARACTER,—One of the most desparute characters that has v:sited Denbigh for years was captured at the railway station, on Wednes- day. It appears that Edward O'Connor, an Irishman, had been released from gaol on Wednesday, where he had been three months for attempting to steal a gold watch from Miss Tottenham, at Llangollen station, and was apprehended after a desperate struggle at Ruabon station. Mrs Cornwallis West had instructed the governor of the gaol to pay the man's fare to Ireland, and to give the guard of the train half-a-sovereign for the prisoner's use. Instead of accepting this kind offer, he kicked up a row" at Ruthm, told the governor he was in a free country, and refused the offer of help; and so left Ruthin by a later traia. On arriving at Denbigh, he got at his old tricks, and when he was apprehended he behaved like a wild animal, kicking, biting, and striking in all directions. A struggle ensued, and it was only with the utmost difficulty and by the assistance of a number of persons that he was at length captured and locked-up. The case excited great interest throughout the town, and the court was greatly crowded throughout the hearing. Harriet Jones, Forge, Bodtari, said sbe was at Denbigh station on the previous day about 5 p.m. She then had her purse in har pocket containing 3s and two half tickets to Bodfari, and a bill. Owen Lloyd, the railway porter, asked her if she had lost anything, and after feeling in her pocket she found her purse was gone. The money was in three shilling pieces.—Owen Lloyd, railway porter, said he watched the prisoner and noticed him take a purse out of Harriet Jones's pocket. He told her of it, and with the assistance of the stationmaster and the assistant he handcuffed him, after a desperate struggle.—H. R. Williams, of the bookstall, noticed prisoner walk up to the woman, and put his hand into her pocket.—Mr Miller, stationmaster, corroborated Lloyd's evidence as to the violence of the prisoner.— Prisoner here asked the witnesses if he was drunk or sober, and they all said "sober."—P.C. Price said he searched the prisoner's pockets at the lockup and found upon him ten half-crowns, two railway tickets (from Ruthin to Denbigh, and Ruthin to Wrexham).—The prisoner, in answer to the charge, declared he was drunk, and did no' know what he was doing. He would plead guilty if the case was disposed of then.—The magistrates committed him to the Quarter Sessions. FRIGHTFUL RAILWAY ACCIDENT. As briefly stated in last week's Guardian, Mr Phillip Williams, a well-to-do farmer, residing at Llanefvdd, of which parish he was clerk, was killed on Friday last under the most distressing circumstances. Deceased was 69 years of age, was a man highly respected both at Llanefydd and Denbigh, at which latter place he was well-known in consequence of his constant visits to that I town with his teams, he being a kind of carrier from Denbigh to his own neighbourhood. He leaves a wife and family, whose grief is of the most poignant descrip- tion, and for whom great sympathy is manifested. The inquest on the body was held on Friday evening, at tlfe Infirmary, Denbigh, before Dr Evan Pierce. Thomas Bostock, engine driver (whose evidence was taken first, though out of order, to enable him to leave the station in charge of bis train), said he was marshaling the train that morning and was suddenly ordered to stop, which he did with the greatest possible speed. In doinc so he saw a man drop from between the buffers. He ran to him and found that he was dead. The guard was directing the shunting of íhe train in his proper place. George Wheway, assistant stationmaster at Denbigh station 5 years, deposed that on the morning in question there were two trucks on the line separate from the train, two being empty and one loaded. The whole train had 16 trucks attached to it. Between the first-named trucks there was a space of about half a yard. He saw the de- ceased rush across the line and go between the trucks, there was not room for him to go in the ordinary way, but he turned sideways and went thrgh. Just as he was in the act of doing so, the portron of the train at- tached to the engine shunted against the trncks in ques- tion and jammed deceased between the buffers. Witness shouted and signaled the driver to stop, and he did im- mediately the train coming to a stand in about seven yards. Deceased dropped from between the buffers, and his head fell on to the rails, so that the wheels of the truck passed over it, smashing him most frightfully. Coulu not tell whether he was dead or not when picked up. George Jones, coal merchant, said that about eleven o'clock he saw the deceased in Messrs Jones and Son' yard, having left his horses and cart on the other side of the line. Some person shouted to him to go to his horses, and he ran across the line, between the trucks which at that time were stationary. He assisted to pick him up and to see him conveyed to the infirmary. The Coroner pointed out that there was not the slightest blame attached to any of the railway officials. Deceased was getting in years, and, like most other per- sons at his time of life, did not imagine he was losing his agility, and therefore seeing the trucks to ba stationary, and being in a hurry to get to his horses, thought he could pass quickly and safely through between the trucks to save tha delay of goins; around. This, however, cost him his life, although everything possible appeared to have been done to prevent the accident. The jury immediately returned a verdict of "accidental death."

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