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DENBIGH. THE FAIR on Tuesday was smaller thau usual at this season of the year, but it was remarked that all kinds of cattle offered were in unusually good condition.—Mr Armor held a sale of cattle at the Rcyal Oak, when good prices were realised. A HUMOUROUS INCIDENT.—On Sunday, a squirrel which had been started by some boys ran through the towu hotly followed by his pursuers. On reaching the fine trees in Vale-street, he bolted over the iron rails and up a tree, and thus succeeded in eluding his would be capturers, who had to disperse greatly mortified at the result of their hunting expedition. ART TREASURERS' EXHIBITION.—Mr George T. Smith, Park Street, is acting as collector for the committee who have taken steps to obtain the deficiency in the Art Treasures' Exhibition funds. Major Birch aHd P. H. Chambers, Esq., are the hon. sees., and an appeal is being made to the gentry of the district for aid. The sum of is needed, besides the Duke of Westminster's promise of £2,000 and Major West's of £500. THE CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—Their being now four clergy in the parish, it has been arranged that the Rev. T. W. Vaughan shall be at liberty from Sunday afternoon services in order to devote his time to the Sun- day schools. Teachers are greatly needed both for the English boys school and for the Welsh schools; there being an apparent reluctance on the part cf churchmen here to take ap this important work. Mr Evans, draper, has been appointed secretary of the English school, on the resignation of Mr James Hughes. CABMAQE ACCIDENT.—A few days ago Dr W. Griffith Roberts, of Vale-street, was out visiting patients on a gig drawn by a very highly spirited horse which from some cause took fright and da.shed against a sudden projection in the road throwing the doctor and his coachman from the vehicle with great violence. Dr Roberts received terrible injuries to the head and spine and is HOW confined to his room, but is, we learn, pro- gressing favourably. The coachman received some severe cuts and bruises and was much shaken. THEFT OF A SOVEREIGN.—William Williams, Corwen. was again brought up in custody on Monday, charged with stealing a sovereign, under circumstances already reported. Prosecutor, having given evidence as to the loss of the money as previously reported, and evidence having been given as to the purchase of a of shoes on the morning after the robbery, and changed a half- sovereign to pay for them the bench committed the prisoner for trial at the Quarter Sessions. He asked for bail, but the bench thought, after looking over the list of convictions sent from Corwen, that they should not grant bail. The magistrates on the bench were the Mayor, Dr Tumour, Capt. Lloyd Williams, and Thos Evans, Esq. THE LOCAL FAMINE FUND.—In accordance with the resolution come to at the recent meeting of the council, the Mayor has issued an appeal for help, in which he says :—" As an immense population is endangered by this appalling visitation, and as the efforts of the Indian Government to mitigate the disaster need to be largely supplemented by private munificence, the Mayor most earnestly appeals to his fellow townsmen to assist him in collecting, with all promptitude, such a sum of money. as may afford a substantial and practical proof of the heartfelt sympathy with which the inhabitants of Den- bigh and neighbourhood regard the pitiable condition of the famine's ricken people of India." The subscription list, headed by the Mayor, amounted on Wednesday to over £40, by about thirty subscribers. Last Sunday notice was given at the various churches and chapels in the town that, in compliance with the request of the Mayor, collectiens would be made to-morrow (Sunday). on behalf of the fusd. Subscriptions are received by the hon. secretary, Mr G. T. Smith, or at either of the Banks. THE AGRICULTURAL SHOW.—The annual show of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society is to be held at Denbigh next Wednesday, the president being Captain P. P. Pennant, and the vice-president Mr Thomas Foulkes, of Kilford, Denbigh. There are over 1000 entries in the classes assigned to horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs, besides which there are several hondred entries for the prizes offered for dogs, poultry, implements, &c. There are over forty horses entered for the jumping. The entries are the largest known for vears past, and the show bids fair to be a great success. It will be held in the large park opposite Howell's School, and it seems doubtful as to whether this large space will accommodate the entries in all departments. A grand stand is to be erected, available for one shilling to witness the jumping. The show yard will be open as early as ten o'clock, at 28 6d each. The annual banquet is to take place at five o'clock in the Cotmty Hall, the caterer being Mr John Lloyd, Bull Hotel. A full description of the show, with list of awards, will be given in next Saturday's Guardian. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. FRIDAY.—Before the mayor (T. J. Williams, Esq.), and Thomas Evan", Esq. • CHARGB OF ASSAULT.—Edward Hughes, Denbigh, had brought a charge of assault against Robert Hughes, Pantoo Hall, but complainant asked for the case to bo settled out of conrt. THB ALLEGED THEFT OF A SOVEREIGN.—William Williams, Corwen, was brought up in custody nnder cir- cumstances already reported, and he was now further Mouuafed until Monday. protested against ) these remands, saying that he was perfectly innocent of the charge.—The Magistrates' Clerk told him that they found live pr*Tiwt«-> c-»nv;c\>.>rs ng-v.nst, b;m for felony, and seven other convictions for assault, &c, and if he could get bail, of course he would be liberated till Monday. ORDER FOR REMOVAL.—Ou the application of Mr Chas. Grimsley, clerk to the St. Asaph Board of Guardians, an order was made for the removal of Mary Davies, a pauper now residing in Denbigh, to the Corwen Union to which she was chargeable. A DANGEROUS DOG ORDERED TO BE KILLED.—Mrs Palmer, Post-office Lane, Denbigh, applied to the magis- trates under the following circumstances. Some days previously her child had been severely bitten by a dog belonging either to Mr Williams or to Mr Lawrence Williams, residing at the Hawk and Buckle, Vale-street. The child had been very ill ever since, and under the care of Dr Evan Pierce. The dog had bitten the child very severely in the leg and torn its clothing. She applied to the owners to have the animal, killed but they absolutely refused to do so, as they wanted to exhibit it at the forthcoming show.—Tha Mayor asked if nothing short of killing the dog would satisfy Mrs Palmer, and she ■ replied that s,he was quite alarmed about it; the dog had a lot of yourig ones and sha must ask for it to be destroyed. —The magistrates made an order for the dog to be killed, and the Chief Constable. who was in court, said he would see the owner about having it destroyed at once. From a statement made by the police, it seemed that the animal bad bitten a child previous to attacking Mrs Palmer's little girl. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. W>:DXESDAY.—Before P. H. Chambres. Esq., in the chair; the Rev. R. H. Howard, and Captain Wynne Price. NON-SUPPORT OF A MOTHER.—Robert Williams, Llansannan, who did not appear, was charged by Mr Charlas Giimsley, clerk to the St. Asaph Union, with non-support of his mother.—William Jones, relieviug dDcer, Denbigh, proved that the mother received 3s per week from the guirdians, and had been chargeable for many years.—P.C. Owen Jones said defendant was an excellent, agricultural labourer, and earned 10" a week and his board. He was a single man.—Order made for Is 6d per week and the expenses. APPLICATION FOR GAME LICENSE.—Robert Hughes, of Trefnant, applied to the Bench for a license to sell game. He intended to keep a shop in the village, but no one had ask-;d hia rto start a game shop. The Bench said there could be no necessity for n shop of that kind in Trefnant, and refused file implication. USING SNARES TO KILL GAJJE.—William Jones and John Jones, St. Asaph, were charged with using snares to kill game, on land belonging to Mr John Evans, near St. Asaph. There was another defendant, but tho sum- mons had not been served he having given a wrong name. —William Griffin, gamekeeper to Mrs Williams Wynn, Cefn, said on the 8th inst. he was watching the field in question, and at twenty minutes past five he saw the defendants come in. Between them they took up four snares, which had been set in the hares runs in the standing corn. They could not get the snares off W m. Jones, be having made away with them somehow before he got up; but he got some snares from the man not now present.—The defendants said it was their first offence of the kind they were in this field cutting the standing corn.—The Bench said they dealt leniently with them believing it was their first ofrencS, and onl v fined them 10.. and costs.—The money was paid. DRUNK AND VIOLENT CONDUCT.—Richard Jones, joiner. Denbigh, was charged with drunken and riotous conduct. P. C. Evans proved that on August 4th he heard a great noise in Llandyrnog church yard. He was drunk and his face covered with blood, and had been fighting. On account of his violent conduct he was discharged from hi3 work. Defendant did not appear and the Bench condemned this conduct and ordered a warrant for his apprenhension.—He afterwarda turned up and apologised for not being in time, and said on the day named he bad been brutally assaulted in the churchyard. He was fined 5s and costs. AFFILIATION CASE.—This was an affiliation case which has actually been before the court on three occasions and had twice previously been dismissed for want of sufficient corroborative evidence. Mr W. Davies, Holywell, now appeared for plaintiff who who was Mary Evans, daughter of Robert Evans, Blychan Cottage, near Denbigh. tha defendaat being Price Jones, joiner, of Nantglvn, son of a farmer in that district for whom Mr Marcus Louis of Ruthin appeared.—Mr Louis took preliminary objection on the ground that the case had been heard twice on its merits and a long and sharp discussion took place on the point between the advocates. The Bench, however, heard the case again as Mr Davies shewed that he had an important additional witness to those previously heard in the case. This witness (in addition to complainant and her master; was now examined and it seemed that at the last hearing ha was in court and heard the case dismissed. He remarked to a friend that the girl had not got her rights as he knew suficient to prove the paternity of the child. Hence this third action. Robert Jones (the witness in question) now gave his evidence which the magistrates said was sufficient to supply what was necessary on the occasions when the the case had been previously before them, and though it was strange that Jones had not come forward on the last occasion when on Court, yet they could not on that account dis- believe his evidence, and made an order on defendant for 2s a week. and costs, including advocate's fee. • There was an attempt at applause in court, but it was at once checked. Thus defendant having escaped twice is made to pay on the third hearing; therefore as the old adage has it the third time pays for &1L" PRESENTATION TO COUNCILLOR T. G. LUNT. On Tuasday a most interesting event took place at the private residence of Mr R. Arthur Davies, High-street, on which occasion a few of the friends of councillor T. G. Lunt met to present him with a substantial proof of their esteem on his leaving Denbigh, of which borough he is a native and where for many years be has been a pro- minent tradesman and has served his townsmen in the councillor chamber and more particularly as guardian of the poor for the parish. Mr Lunt, by his own industry and perserverance, has been able to retire thus early in life from active business, (though he still retains an in- terest in the establishments at Rhyl, Ruthin, and Mold), and has taken up bis abode it Manchester. The testimonial was obtained through the spontaneous gifta of friends and well-wishers and was not got up in a public or demonstrative manner. Had it been so, it would have taken a far more elaborate form than it did. Mr Abel Anwyl, Vale-street, discharged his duties as hon. secretary and Mr R. A. Davis of treasurer i the result of their efforts being that about £50 was raised and ex- pended in the purchase of a beautiful service'of plate which was obtained from Messrs Elkington, the well known goldsmiths and jewellers of Birmingham. The service comprised 200 pieces and included a splendidly chased silver tea and coffee serviee; silver tea urn on stand silver salvers splendid mahogany case containing fish, meat, and dessert knives, forks, spoons, and such like articles. On this box a silver plate bore the inscription —"Presented to Mr T. G. Lunt by his friends as a slight recognition of his public services, Denbigh, 1877." On one of the salvers was the inscription, Presented to Mrs Lunt, by her friends, as a small token of their esteem. Denbigh, 1877.' Added to these gifts was a Splendidly illuminated ad- dress, the work of Mr J. Lewis, borough surveyor's office, Denbigh, which was in a gilt frame, and was much admired. The address was as follows:—uPresen- tation to Thomas George Lunt, Esq.. of a service of plate on the occasion of his leaving Denbigh to reside in Man- chester, by a few friends and well-wishers, as a recogni- tion of valuable services rendered by him in the capacity of town councillor, and as member of the Board of Guardians of the St. Asaph Union for 16 years. B. W. Wynne, chairman of St. Asaph Union; G. Osborne Morgan, M.P., Evan Pierce, M.D., A. E. Tumour, M.D., T. Gold Edwards, J. R. Hughes, M.D., J. Parry Jones, jun. (town clerk), E. J. Webb, Edward Morris, A. S. Weston (solicitor), RT Mr Roberts, B. F. Ros, Rev D. Jones, Mrs Sitnner, Mrs Griffiths, W. Lewis, Thomas Gnffiiths, R. A. Davis, John Robinson, Lachland Fraser, Robert Wright, J. S. Jones, E. T. Jones, Thomas Roberts, Robert Edwards, W. Price Jones. Thomas Griffiths, A. Anwyl, Charles Grimsley, T. Jones, Edward Lewis, and Robert Roberts." The presentation was made on behalf of the sub- scribers by Dr A. E. Tumour, J.P., who was accompanied by other friends of Mr Lunt, including Dr Hughes, Messrs A. S. Weston, E. T. Jones, John Robinson, L. Fraser, J. Price Jones, R. A. Davies. A. Anwyl, T. Griffiths (Xhyl), Rev David Jones, Mrs R. A. Davies, Miss Lunt, and other friends. Dr Tumour said Mr and Mrs Davies, and ladies and gentlemen, you have asked me to perform a very pleasant duty, my only regret being that it is not in abler hands. I was induced to accede to your request because I thought we should have had a private party in this private room, but I find myself not only m a large assemblage, but that we have here some persons who, though excellent individuals, yet they are the terror to most speakers—I mean the reporters (laughter). Yon are all aware what has brought us together. There has been a desire on your part that Mr Lunt should not leave Denbigh without some token of your kind regard for him as a friend and neighbour, as well as some mark of our appreciation of his services as a fellow townsman and a thoroughly good citizen (applause). The appeal made was responded to most readily and heartily, which is a very good proof that it was thoroughly well deserved (applause). Mr Lunt, I believe, particularly wished that this testimonial should not assume a public form, but desired it confined to his personal friends, otherwise the testimonial—handsome and valuable as iUeven now ia— would have assumed much larger proportions (hear, hear). I find, in looking over the list of subscribers, and from one or two letters I have received, that some few public ones have got into the list, they being, no doubt, equally anxious with us to show their apprecia- tion of Mr Luut. I will just refer to one or two letters. Mr Osborne Morgan says, I have much pleasure in enclosing; a subscription of .£2 to Mr Lont's well merited testimonial'' (hear, hear). Then I have a letter from a personal friend of my own, a geatlemaa who would not do a thing sipsply' because othets did it, but will do it only if he thinks it right that it should be done. I rfefw tovMr Browntow W/IUM (bear, hear). Bo says in his letter I shall be glad to give as a subscription to Mr Lunt's testimonial as a recognition of his valuable j services at this board as the guardian for the parish of J D nbigh." Such a testimony coming from Mr Wynne I carries great weight with it (hear, hear). Then I have j a letter here from one who, though in a humbler position. has had aanple opportunities of knowing M r LMnt, I mean Mr Robert Roberts, of Abergele, who encloses a subscription and says If ever a man deserved a re- cognition of his services, it is Mr Luut. I have had great experience of the guardians and had many oppor- tunities of observing Mr Lunt's conduct, ond I feel sure that a more conscientious and straightforward man never sat at St. Asaph Board of Guardians (applause). (Dr. Tumour continuing, said) Mr Lunt has claims of recognition on public as well as private grounds. He has been an active member of the town council for some years, and has acted as guardian for the parish 16 years, besides holding many minor offices connected with the welfare of the town and had the testimonial assumed a public form he would have been deserving of it, and his services would have been duly recognised. Mr Lunt has been for many years an active and enterprising tradesman amongst us (applause;. Denbigh justlv claims the credit of being second to no town in North Wales. and in any branch of trade it will be difficult to find a town surpassing Denbigh. Here any residents of the Vale of Clwyd may obtain what they require—(applause) —and if not obtainable at once the tradesmen will soon have the desired article ready for use. Mr Luut has been one of those—and there are very many in Denbigh —who have made the town what it is as reeards its character for business (hear, hear). It is gratifying to us that he has not thoroughly severed his connection with the Vale of Clwyd, but at some of the towns in the Tale still puts forth his energies and business tact, whilst at Denbigh he has left behind him in this establishment a successor (Mr H. A. Davis) who, if possible, exceeds him in activity and energy, and I trust his career will be as successful as that of his predecessor (Mr Lunt), and when the time comes for him to retire upon his fortune he will take with him such a testimonial as this given to Mr Lunt. and which will, no doubt, be equally well earned, he being now a most useful and enterprising tradesman (applause). I might have said much more in presenting this testimonial, but you will, I know, supply any omissions. Now, Mr Lunt, it only remains for me to ask your acceptance of this very handsome service of plate and this address, nnd I trust that you and Mrs Lunt may both be spared to enjoy the possession of these gifts, which I am quite sure "you will value not only for their worth, but from the happy associations connected therc- with, and that it will bo an incentive to rour children to follow in vcur steps and do as you have done as a hard-working, straightforward man of business and a good citizen. I have great pleasure in offering them to you with our best wishes (applause). Mr Lunt, in reply, expressed his earnest thanks, and said he felt that he had not in any measure deserved this kindness at the hands of his friends. As regards his services as a guaulian of the poor, he was indeed pleased that the chairman (Mr Wynne) had been kind enough to recognise his humble services in the manner he had done. He bad always regarded his visit to St. Asaph Union in tha light of a holiday from business, and had derived a great deal of pleasure therefrom, so that it was a source of extreme pleasure to him to find that he had at the same time been doing service to the parish of Denbigh. He was pleased to find that the testimonial had not emanated from any particular section in the town the list of subscribers included good staunch Tories as well as Liberals (laughter and bear, hear); members of the Established Church as well as of the various Nonconformist denominations. He should prize that testimonial not only for its intrinsic value but as a token of the very kind feeling entertained for him and expressed towards him and Mrs Lunt on that occasion. These beautiful gifts woald be a heirloom in the family, and he hoped when bis children looked at them it would create a desire in them to seek to deserve the kind feeling expressed towards their parents. He explained that Mrs Lunt was reluctantly compelled to be absent on account of an engagement in Montgomeryshire, and concluded by again expressing thanks for the gift. Dr Tumour said he wa" requested to apologise for the absence of Mr Gold Edwards, and some other friend", the former being in the south of England. A telegram has also been received from Mr E. Morris, ol Chester, regretting that ill health prevented him from being present at the presentation to hi, old and valued friend, Mr Lunt, whom they must all delight to honour. Dr lughes proposed a vote of thanks to the Ch lirman, for the manner in which he had made the presentation, and had much pleasure in endorsing his remarks about Mr Lunt. Mr E. T. Jones seconded the motion with great pleasure. He could endorse every word Dr Tumour had said. It must have been a great pleasure to their friend Mr Lunt to witness that expression of the kind feeling entertained towards him (applause). Dr Tumour replied, and expressed his gratification at having baen present, and the proceedings terminated.