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RUTHIN. LOCAL CHARITIES.—Our readers will read with great satisfaction that the sum of £15 was realised, after all expenses arc paid, as the result of the dramatic entertainments given by Mrs. West and her friends, on behalf of the local charities. SIGNS OF DEPARTING SUMMER.—Last week the swallows of the neighbourhood were seen to con- gregate upon the prison roofs in hundreds, and take their leave together for a more congenial climate during the winter months. Many a poor gaol bird is supposed to have sighed and expressed an inward wish that they were as free to do as they pleased as the poor swallows. THE CHARITIES.—A meeting of the governors was held last Wednesday at the offices in Well- street. The Rev. the Warden of Christ's Hospital m the chair, in the absence of the Bishop. William Hughes, a carpenter from Borthyn, a man beaiing an excellent character, was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy in the hospital—otherwise alms- houses. Major West drew attention to the state of some of the houses, especially one which required a thorough cleaning. He thought also that more frequent visits should be paid to the inmates, as is enjoined by the founder j this would induce the inmates to keep their houses in better order. MARRIAGE OF IvIISS FREEBORN.—Llanfwrog Parish I Church, on Tuesday last, was crowded to excessbya fashionable congregation, to witness the marriage between the Rev. Robert Jones Roberts, curate of Llandyssui, and sou of the late rector of Ysceifiog, to Miss Bertha Freeborn, daughter of the late Rev. J. W. Freeborn, who fell a victim to the typhoid epidemic when headmaster of Ruthin Grammar School in 1871. The bridal party arrived at the church shortly after eleven. The bride, who wore a dress cf white ivory silk, trimmed with: Bretonne lace and orange blossoms, entered the church leaning on the arm of her uncle, Dr. Freeborn, Oxford. She was attended by six bridesmaids, who were attired in cream coloured Indian musEu, j tiimmed with cardinal satin: they were Miss Mary Freeborn, Miss Bessie Freeborn, Miss E. Freeborn, the Misses Roberts (2), and Miss E. Jones. The bridegroom's best man was Mr. Tate. The marriage service was preceded by a hymn. The Rev. F. Allen, M.A., uncle to the bride, performed the religious ceremony, assisted by the Rev. James Jones, vicar. The VOL1. Archdeacon Wynne Foulkes, in lieu of the exhortation in the service, gave a telling extempore address. The b:ide was given away by Di-.Freeborn.of Oxford. As the bridal party left the church the "Wedding March" was played. It is considered the prettiest wedding that has taken place in the neighbourhood of Ruthin for some time. In the afternoon the Sunday School children and several old women were treated to tea, &c., at Firgroje, Misses Jones, Miss Davies (Derwen Rectory), Mrs. Basil Jones, Miss Williams, Rev. W. Evans, curate, and other took part. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. MONDAY.—Before Mr. R. G. Johnson, the Rev. the Warden of Ruthin, and Mr. Brooke Cunliffe. AN AFFILIATION CASE. An order of 2s. Gd. weekly was made upon William Chapman, joiner, Sheffield, on the application of Ellen Edwards, Llanelidan, for the support of her child. Mr. W. Lloyd was for complainant. A FAMILY ROW. Summonses had been issued as follows, in reference to a family dispute which had taken place William Williams, Loggerheads, against D. Roberts, Llanferras; Edward Jones, Penycoed, Llanarmon, against Daniel Jones, Tynycoed; and Edward Jones, sen., against Edward Jones, his son. The cases were, however, settled out of court. SHOULD HE SUPPORT HIS MOTHER? Enoch Jones was summoned by the Ruthin Guardians for the support of his mother, who lives at Llanelidan, and receives 3s. 6d. weekly. The case having been proved, the defendant, who works at Nantclwyd Hall, and earns £20 yearly with board, &c., asserted that it was impossible for him to contribute anything. An order was made for 2s. Gd. weekly. Defendant declared that he would not pay, and was reminded by the Bench that he must not talk like that, as there was a summary mode of making him pay, namely, a visit to the stone mansion." Defendant left the court in a somewhat excited condition. CATTLE STRAYING. Gabriel Jones was fined Is. and 9s. costs for allowing his donkey to stray, and Edward Griffith, Tynycoed, for allowing three cows to stray, was fined Is. aud 7s. tid. costs. EXCISE PROSECUTIONS. John Roberts, slater, Mwrog-street, Ruthin, was sum- moned for keeping a dog without a licence. Mr. Hunt and Mr. Kellett proved the case. A discussion arose upon the new point of law, which enabled magistrates to inflict any fine they thought fit, if the police summoned the offender, but if it was an excise case, the Bench had no option, the lowest fine being 25s., but for a less penalty they could only recommend a reduction to the Inland Revenue Com- missioners. These points having been discussed, the Bench in- flicted a fine of 25s., but recommended that it be reduced to 10s.