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DENBIGH. The Denbigh Office of the NORTH WALES GUARDIAN is now at Albert Terr-ace, Vale-street (nearly opposite the Station-road). All communications addressed either to "The Reporter," or Mr. COTTOJI byname will receive immediate attention. The paper is on sale at the shops of Messrs. J. DAViES and W. A. Norr, and at the Bookstall at the Station. GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—An official notice, clafed Sept. 25th, states that the governors of the Grammar School have elected as a co-optative governor W. D. W. Griffiths, Esq., of Gam, Den- bigh. We believe the governing body is now com- !71 plete. INSTRUCTION TO TEACHERS.—Arrangements were made for a meeting of the Church Sunday School teachers of the district in the National School, yesterday (Friday) evening, to receive instruction in the art of caching and witness A model lesson" given by one of the representatives of the Church Sunday School Institute. RAILWAY ARRANGEMENTS.—Oar local readers should observe tnat there are various alterations in the Vale of Ciwyd district. Some of the trairs bet ween Donbigh and Rhyl are taken off. Amongst the changes the 9 a.m. train to Rhyl is altered to 9.35. The afternoon train from Ruthin to Denbigh is altered from 2.15 to 3.15; and the afternoon train to Mold and Chester leaves at 3.40 instead of 2."0. There are other minor alterations. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday evening, an excel- lent entertainment was given in the National Schoolroom, under the patronage of Archdeacon and Mrs. Smart, by the Alleyne family." Various characters were represented by the Misses Alleyne in excellent style, their musical abilities being of a high order. Mrs. Alleyne, besides giving ,Eome capital songs and instrumental music, gave an amusing piece entitled "Under the School Board." A more public performance is to be given next Monday in the Assembly Room. THE INFIRMARY CONCERT.—Mr. John Parry Jones, town clerk, who kindly acted as secretary of the Ouucert given last week by Madame Man- ning and party on behalf of the Infirmary, has this week handed over to the chairman of that institution the sum of Cll. 6s. 3d.. being the profits of 1he concert after paying all the expenses, Madame Manning, and the lady anti gentlemen assisting her, very kindly gave their services. A balance sheet has been issued showing the expendi- ture incurred and other particulars, the total receipts being .£32 18s. 8d. DENBIGHSHIRE INFIRMARY.—Fortnight ending September 27rh, 1879 IN-PATIE-NTS. OUT-PATIENTS. Admitted 4 Admitted 25 Discharged 7 Discharged 37 Cured 5 Cured 33 Relieved 2 Relieved 4 Dead 0 Dead 1 Irregularity 0 Irregularity. 0 Made Out-patients 0 Made In-patients 0 Remain in the House 1G Admitted since Jan. 1.808 Casualties 7 W. FRANCIS JONES, House Surgeon. EXCURSIONS.—On Monday the last. excursion of the season went to Manchester, starting before six o'clock. About 200 passengers were booked from Denbigh and 150 from Ruthm district. The return train reached Denbigh about 2.30 on Tuesday morning. There was a delay at Mold of abour half an hour by the break down of one of the engines. On Monday a goodly number of passengers were booked by the cheap return train to Chester and Liverpool. On Tuesday the bathers' excursion tickets to Rhyl at cheap rates ceased for the season. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION.—On Fridny last prizes were delivered to the scholars of the Board Schools who had attended a certain number of times and passed the examination of H.M. Inspector of Schools. These prizes were given as a means of encouraging the youngsters to future efforts. To the boys and girls suitable books were given, and to the infants at Vron Goch School, toys of various kinds. Those Scholars who had attained a state of proficiency gaining their free education also had the certificates presented to them. The Mayor and other members of the Board took part in the pro- ceedings. THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.—The opening re- hersal of t.ne season took place on Tuesday evening at the Town Hall. Mr. F. C. Watkins resumed duty as conductor as energetically and painstaking as ever. Mr. John Jones has again given his most valuable services as accompanist. There was a good gathering of the members and the rehersal was a decided success, "The Creation" and "Elijah" being put in hand. The young people of the town should really avail themselves of the ad. vantages such a society offers. We hope the season will be successful, and that the public will soon have a. repitition of the splendid concerts previously given by the society. DEATH OF CAPTAIN PRICE.—Our readers will hear with great regret the death of Captain Price, of Llanrhaiadr Hall, near Denbigh, who died on Saturday last after a very painful illness extending over many months, during which time he was under the constant cave of Dr. A. E. Turner, of Denbigh. Deceased was formerly captain of the 15th regiment, with which he served in India and elsewhere. On the death of his father he suc- ceeded to the family estate at Llanrhaiadr. He was a magistrate for the county of Denbigh and in that capacity formerly often sat on the Beach at Denbigh. Deceased, who was related to several of the families in the district, has left a widow for whom the greatest sympathy is felt. The funeral was arranged to take place vesrerday at Lain- rhaiadr churchyard, particulars of which will be given next week. RAILWAY STOPPAGE.—On Wednesday, as the train due in Denbigh at 11.35 was proceeding from Rhuddlan up the steep near St. Asaph, the lines being slippery, the wheels of the engine refused to bite," and the train came to a stand. All efforts to get the engine to move only resulted in the wheels spinning round at a most rapid rate and as the tender was in front of the engine instead of behind, the sand box was not available in the ordinary way. A goodly number of the passengers walked tin into St. Asaph station, where, after some delay and some suitable means had been used, the train arrived. In Denbigh the train was nearly an hour late. Under such circumstances an old regulation, said to have been applied to one of the old fashioned conveyances, might very well have been put.in force, namely :—First class passengers to ride all the way; second class to walk up the hills and third class, when necessary, to not only walk but push behind." A NICE SORT OF A HUSBAND.—On Wednesday, at the Borough Police Court, before the Mayor, Alderman T. Gee, Capt. R. Lloyd Williams, and Mr. Thomas Evans, a man named William Roberts was brought up in custody charged with threatening his wife, who sought that he be bound over to keep the peace. The woman said that on Sept. 27th the defendant, who has been away, came to her house at the Castle, and greeted her with the words, « Well, d- She ordered him out. Defendant was drunk, and he kicked her about the legs, took hold of her hair and dragged her about, and in the struggle they fell together. She shouted murder," and the neighbours came to her rescue. After he was got out, he kicked the door and swore he would smash it and break her head. Defendant left her unprovided for, and she had to support herself and their live children, all she had received from him being 10s. in six months. He worked at Llanberis, and was in the habit of coming home and abusing her. He formerly worked in town, and obtained 18-=. weekly wages, but he kept 8s. weekly, and compelled her to keep the house on 10s., including his own keep. The magistrates denounced the fellow's conduct as most unmanly and brutal, and ordered him to be bound over to keep the peace for six months, himself in X10 and two sureties of X5 each. They told his wife thiit if he refused to keep her, she was to seek parish aid, and the authorities would soon make him do his duty. The defendant was locked up, the sureties being not then forth- coming. THE ENGLISH CHAPEL DISPUTE CURIOUS PRO- CEEDINGS.—The various disputes in reference to the buildino- of the new chapel in Vale-street would be highly amusing, if it were not that there is a really very serious side to the question. As our readers were informed last week, the Chapel Committee gave notice to the contractor, Mr. T. Hughes, that they had taken over the building, and should com- plete it themselves. Since then affairs have become considerably complicated. Mr. W. Williams, builder, of Rhyl, who has done the stonework, and who states that there is a large sum of money owing to him by the principal contractor, has stepped in, and practically seized the building. Acting on the advice of his lawyer, Mr. Louis, of Rutbin. Mr. Williams appeared upon the scene on Saturday evening, and put a man in possessionj also placing upon the entrances, which are attached to his hoardiug, several padlocks. As the members of the cause could not get to the schoolroom iu which they worship without going through th > doorway, and as they contend that Williams ha* not the slightest claim to the building or on the committee, but that he.must settle his dispute with I Mr. Hughes, the contractor, it was agreed that an entrance should be effected by force. Accordingly on Sunday morning two cr three of the deacons and a member cr two proceeded to the building, and one of the deacons, who is familiar with locks, bars, and bolts, being in the iron trade, soon forced off the staple and lock, placed there by Mr. Williams, and effected a way in for the congregation. The services for the day were held, and then another lock was placed thereon by "the man in possession," whose description of the raid made on the building on Sunday morning is laughable in the extreme, though perhaps a little more forcible than polite. On Monday night a prayer meeting was to be held, and the process of forcing off the locks and staple had to be resorted to. Oa Tuesday evening, after the meeting, it was thought that the "clenching" of H the committee's staple" would prevent another lock being put on, but nothing daunted, Mr. Williams's representative obtained a much smaller lock, and managed to fit it safely on, so that on Wednesday was to be seen a lock belonging to the committee, and on the same staple a lock belonging to Mr. Williams. How this very disagreeable affair will end seems doubtful, but the committee are to be sympathised with under the very trying circum- stances in which they arc pi seed. The building is at present quite at a standstill, but we believe the committee are taking steps to continue it, and it is to be hoped the disputes.,ill be settled. Already several hundred pounds have been spent in litiga- tion by the contractor: and it. is to be hoped the committee will be fortunate enough to keep clear of legal proceedings.


















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