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DENBIGH. LEGAL APPOINTMENT.—Mr John Davies, solicitor, Vale-street, Denbigh, has been appointed a commissioner to administer oiths and take acknowledgements of married women. MARKET DAY.—On Wednesday the attendance was not. very large if we except a goodly number of visitors from Rh} L Farmers are generally engaged ia the Corn harvest which is proceeding rapidly. Amongst the com- modities offered for sale were a plentiful supply of grouse at the local game dealers. As a ruie the birds were very tine and sold at from 8s to !}5 per brace. There was little change in the prices (ffered in the market. PRESEHTATION TO ARCHDEACON SMART —When the teachers uf tn, E igtuli iinl WeUh Sunday Schools heard that the rector had been promoted to the offices of canon arid aichdeaeou they resolved to present him with an illuminated address. The subscription list was con- fined exclusively to teachers, although many parishioners had desired to participate in the presentation. The teachers elected Messrs R. H. Roberts solicitor; E. Block, Vale-street; W. Hughes, station Charles Cottom, and E. Evans, draper, to carry out the arrangements. Mr Block, who acted as secretary and treasurer, deserves the credit of having brought matters to a successful close. It was agreed that as the Archdeacon and Mrs Smart were to entertain the younger children of the schools to tea yesterday (Friday) evening, that the presenta- tion should take place afterwards in the Assembly Room, the parishioners being invited to witness the in- teresting proceedings. We shall give a full report of the meeting in next week's Guardian. DENBIGH DEANERY AND THE DIOCESAN SOCIETIES.— During the whole of the diocesan meetings at St. Asaph, last week, the chief discussions were as the meagre sup- port given to the diocesan societies, that to the Church Extension Society being particularly remarked upon. Blame was attributed on one side to the laity, on the other to the clergy. Certainly blame lies somewhere, and an effort all round would be for the benefit of the Church. The following is a summary of the Denbigh Deanery contributions:—Abergele parish produces .£23 16s 8d, subscribed by four persons, two of whom give .£15 and an offertory of £5 13s 8d; but the only sub- scriber to the Church Extension Society is the Vicar, who gave 10s 6d. Bettws produces JE3 3s, given by the Vicar only, the Church Exension Society being omitted. Blychau does not subscribe a penny to any of the societies. Denbigh subicdbeB a total of £35 2s 2d to the four societies, £24: 93 of that snm being for the Church Extension Society, given by 20 persons, and an offertory. The smallness of this amount will be apparent whgn it ia remembered that the parish actually receives j660 grant from thescci- ty. An effort should be made to recoup the society the granted. Wti notice with surprise that the only subscriber in the parish to the Board of Education is the rector, and there- was an offertory of £3 6s 2d. 11 t his as it should be ? Only two contributors to the Church Building Society, and four to tha Clergys Widows anl Or^h.ir.s. Henllan gave £56 6; 5d, but .£4:7 2 of that comes from Mr and Mis Mainwaring, Galltfaenaa, and Mr C. K. Mainwaring, so that there are only three other subscribers in the parish, and the offertory given to the Board of Educa- tion produces .£1183 5d. We observe with surprise that the following parishes do not contribute a single farthing to any of the Diocesan Societies :—Llaeddulas, Llan- ddewi, Llanclian, Llanfairtalhaiarn, Llanefydd, Llysfaen, Nantglyn, St. George, Towyn, and Trofarth; that is, that ten oat of 18 parishes in the deanery do nothing to aid the societies which are conferring such blessings upon the diocese. Whose fault can it be ? Surely the clergv, as was so much insisted upon at chapter week, could have a collection once a year in their churches. Llangerniew contributes .£9 9", subscribed exclusively by Mr and Mrs Sandbach Llansannan omits the Church Building and Extension Societies, and gives £2 0" lOd to ths Education Board. Trefnant subscribed £5 12s 6d, the contributors being the Rev D. Lewis, vicar, and the late Mr Whitehall Dod. Denbigh deanery thus con- tributes 140 18s 9d as follows -.—Widow and Orphans Society, JE30 8s 6d; the Building Is 8d dhurcb Extension Socitty, .£3G 5s 6cl; Board ot Educa- tion, .£42 3a Id; and cf the total amount two parishes Henllan and Denbigh produces 8s 7d. In this deanery the grants from the Church Extension Society are—Denbigh .£60, and Bettws £20. The printed lists show taatout <if rhe ISparishesin thedeanery eleven fail to support the Clergy Widow and Orphans Society twelve neglrct, to give to the Church Building Society; 14 do not contribute to the Church Extension Society, and ten do not recognise the claims of the B >ard of Education. This cannot be regarded as f satisfactory. YOUNG WOMEN'S FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—In our report of the annual meeting of the above society we incorrectly stated that Mrs Mainwaring was president; that- lady, we find, kindly acts as secretary to the society, which embraces the district arould Derjb;gh. BUILDING.—Building seerrs to be brisk in town. A new villi residence is about being erected on Ruthin Road for Major Ca-son. On the site of the recent "Big Garden the foundations of a goodly number of ho ises are being fo-med. In Park-;treet a very imposing- looking villa is being built by Mr Kno vles, draper, and other buildings are in progress ELECTION OF GUARDIAN.—The election of guardian of the parish in the place of Mr D. Parry Williams, deceased, term'nated on Friday. There were originally three candidates, viz., Messrs Angel, Hall Square, R. A. Dwjs, draper, and J. Iiaowles, draper, The first named retired, and very little effort seemed to be made by the other candidates for the seat. Mr Knowles was elected. CORRECTION.—In cur list of prizes of the agricultural show an error occurred in reference to the winners of the best pair of agricultural horses belonging to farmers whoso yearly rental was under J6150 per year. The second piz was said to have been won by Mr Hum- phreys, Denbigh. This was a mistake. The second prize was won by Mr David Jones, Tyn-yr-eithyn, Den- bigh, who was also highly commended for another team shown. THE TWELFTH.—On Monday, the hills around Den- bigh kn wn as favourite spots with the gentlemen privileged with grouse shooting were patronised by numerous sportsmen, and on the whole we leara birds were tolerabl/ plentiful. Hampers were promptly despatched during the day from town, whilst some of the gamedea'ers' shops were well stocked with birds by about mid-day, showing that sportsmen had been at work early. CHURCH MATTERS.—In compliance with a resolution of the parochial association the collecting bags at St. Mary's Church(which some members thought contributed to the smallness of the collections) have been discontinued and wooden offertory plates substituted. The scholars of the English and Welsh sunday schools, having com- pleted the study of the life of Abraham, arrangements are being made for their being publicly examined there. in, probably by the Diocesan Inspector. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday, a joiner, named Williams, employed on the alterations at the Free Reading Room, fell with great fo-ce from the too of one of the rooms. His head came in contact with some broken bricks, and was severely injured. A mass of hair and skin was cut away from the scalp. He was taken up in an insensible condition and removed home in an omnibus. Subse- quently he was attended to by Dr. J. R. Hughes and CaIthness, and is progressing favourably. THE FA R,—The monthly fair at Denbigh took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. There was a tolerably good supply of cattle considering the time of the year, but very little business was done. Horses were extremely plentiful and some splendid animals were shown. Amongst the very best in tho fair was a pair of handsome greys belonging to Mr Foulkes, the Graig. Young horses seemed to overstock the market and the demand was by no means equal to the supply. Prices had a lower tendency contrasted with last fair. AUCTION SALES.—On Tuesday the annual monthly sale took place at Messrs Davies and Armor's auction mart. Mr Armor being in London as a witness in the case of Martin v. Major West, which came off this week before an arbitrator, Mr George Byford sold a quantity of splendid stock and sheep belonging to Mr Wynne, Bichymbyd. The well known quality of the stock owned by Mr Wynne attracted numerous buyers. Mr E. W. Gee also acting for Mr Armor sold a quantity of stock belong ng to Mrs Williams Wynn, Cefn, Mrs Davies, Lodge, and others. Beef realised as much as 9i per pound and mutton about the same price. POLICE INSPECTION.—On Saturday, Co'onel Cobbe, the Government Inspector, made an inspection of the police in the Denbigh division at the County Hall, Denbigh. There were 23 men present, including three sergeants, those from Rathin, Denbigh, and Abergele; Inspector Shean and Superintendent Tudgo. P.C. George Hughes, by direction of the colonel, put the men through their drill. Colonel Cobbe, having minutely inspected the men and the various books of the department, expressed him-elf to Captain Price, the Chief Constable, as pleased with the division. After the inspection, the men were entertained by Superintendent Tudge to a substantial luncheon at the Back Row Hotel. I MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING. — This meeting was held on Thursday week, when there were present—The Mayor (Alderman Gee), Alderman Williams (ex-Mayor), Councillors E. W. Gee, R. H. Roberts, John Davies, Wm. Morris, Evan Thomas, Robert Parry, Robert D tnes, and John Lloyd. Apologies for non-attendance were read from Messrs. John Armor, W. Hughes. and J. Symonds Jones. The borough accountant reported £21775 3d as the receipts for the month on the borough account, and the payments as £56 18s 4;1 on the district account. Receipts, £100; payments, £213 16, 4:1. An order for the pay- ment of £330 to the school hoard was made, which it was said was due last March.—The surveyor laid plans on the table of a new house for the Reading-room, which was approved also plans of houses built by Mr Buker; on "The Big Garden" ground, Mr Wright, and others, j The surveyoi's report, contained a few matters of detail as to alterations in the butter market, &c., which were passed. A standpipe for the bottom of the town for the use of the watercart was recommended, and a discussion ensued as to whether two or three ought not to be pro- vided so as to give equal supply to all parts of the town. Eventually it was agreed that information be obtained about the cost of the pipes and water by the next meeting.—The ventilatioa of the butter market caused a discussion, some recommending per- forated zinc instead of glass, and others a ventilating shaft. The question was left in the hands of the com- mittee.—Mr Price Jones, watchmaker, asked permission to build a lock-up shop in front of the magistrates' room, in Vale street, for his own use. The Mayor strongly objected to it, considering it was a pity to part with space of that kind in the front streets; moreover, tliay refused to grant it to the corporation, and yet could well do with it for the use of the fire engine. Mr Morris proposed, and Mr John Davies seconded, that the space [ bo granted if it leg.,tly could be. Mr R. Humphreys Roberts proposed, and Mr T. J. Williams seconded, that the space be not allowed. For this four voted, and only two for the other, so that the application was refused.— The request brought forward for allowing Mr T. J. Wjiliams to construct a tunnel under Brooinhill Lane, to connect his property with that opposite, which he had hought, and also throwing a bridge ovcr so as to con- nect the upper parts of the two buildings was agreed to by seven votes to two, the latter only objecting to the biidge.—The medical officer's report showed that the births during the month had been 7, and the deaths 15. No infectious disease appeared in the town, and it was in a very healthy coadition. Five of the deaths were at the Asylum.—The inspector's report dealt with certain nuisances which were to be attended to, and one person (Mr D. Davies) was to be summoned for removing night soil.—A district rate of 8d in the pound on houses and 2d on land was sanctioned, payable on October 1st. An estimate for a borough rate was submitted, showing that £186 16s would be required to be met by rate, and a rate of 3d in the pound, payable October 1st, was agreed to.—The Local Government Board wrote two letters, asking to know what were the sweeping charges in Dr. Thome's report, to which their resolution, sent up some time ago, referred. Mr John Lloyd said their time was tOI) valuable to waste on such matters. Let the letters be put in the waste paper basket (much laughter). Mr R. H. Roberts proposed, and Mr E. W. Gee seconded, the following resolutions as answers to the letters :— That inasmuch as this council received no official in- timation of the intention of the Local Government Board to send an inspector to report upon the sanitary state of the borough, and therefore had no opportunity of accompanying the inspector, nor of offering evidence to him, they cannot but consider the information obtained as unreliable, and the manner in which the same was obtained unsatisfactory and unfair to them as the repre- sentatives of the ratepayers." This was carried unani- mously.—A long correspondence waa received from the Local Government Board about the drainage works, which was of no public interest, excepting that it showed that whether the surveyor's plan of carrying out and maintaining the works, or the plan suggested by the council were adopted it would not affect the loan.—A form of applying for tenders for the first part of the drainage works from the junction at Red-lane to the outfall was produced, and Mr Morris proposed that it be issued. This was seconded by Mr T. J. Williams. Mr John Lloyd proposed that the work be let as a whole and tenders solicitel for it, considering it the cheapest plan. It was agreed to issue the proposed application for tenders to be in by September 14tb, advertisements to be inserted in eight papers, including the local papers. —A long discussion ensued as to the Smithfield question, the correspondence showing that it was the opinion of the town clerk's London agent that a friendly suit could not be carried on for loss than that ia for getting the conveyance of the land from the court of chancery. It was agreed that counsels' opinion be taken on the whole question of the costs of conveyance through the court of chancery, and so forth.—A correspondence waa read from the Local Government Board, saying that the council had put too limited a construction on the clause in the Act of Parliament applying to officers of health, and they stated that a union district medical officer could not act RS a medical officer of health without their sanc- tion, and they wanted to know if the council were pre- pared to instruct their newly-appointed medical officer to furnish them with the necessary reports. Several members strongly objected to their officer being in aay way under the Local Government Board, whilst Mr R. H. Roberts contended that the board would pay a moiety of the salary, and that they would get no more informa- tion from him than they could get now as to the out- break of disease through the registrar general. The Malor thought the medical officer would be able to furnish the board above with all kinds of information, and suggest impracticable schemes if he thought fit. Mr R. H. Roberts thought they ought to have the town in such a state that even the Local Government Board could not complain of them. Subject deferred until next meeting.—The committee to inquire into Henllan water supply presented their report, from which it seemed that water was available in the district. A few other matters of business were attended to, the council sitting over four hoare. THB VOLUNTEERS are summoned to meet at the Armory, Denbigh, at 3.15 to-day (Saturday), for the purpose of proceeding by train to Ruthin for battalion drill. DARKNESS IN HENLLAN STREET.—During the last fortnight the gas company's men have been laying down new mains along Bridge-street and Henllan-street. Strange to siy when the mains were put down they wee covered in instead of connecting them with the pipes belonging to the consumers, so that night afier night the people have been left without light. The incon- venience has beeo particularly felt at the Reading Room, Brynyffynon Hotel, and the shops. Oa Sunday no gas was obtainable at St. Mary's Church and candles had to be brought into use. It seems to us that had the workmen had the foresight to connect the mains and the pipes as they proceeded with the work the inconvenience would have been much less, and the expense of opening the roads twice been avoided. READING ROOM.—Mr David Evans, builder has com- menced the alterations to the reading room, tho work to be completed by December 1st The whole of the interior is to be altered by taking down the partition and chimney stack between the reading room and the former library, thus providing one large room available, if necessary, for small audiences for lectures, entertain- ments, &c. The plans for the new cottage for the librarian were before the Town Council on Thursday week and passed. Public baths had been talked of, but the committee feel that they must postpone that move- ment, at least for the present. On Friday night Messrs Davies and Armor offered for sale & quantity of old books, pamphlets, &c., belonging to the library, which were removed to make room for works of more general interest. A DISGRACEFUL NUISANCE.—A recent order of the Council has gone forth against the keeping of pigs and ducks close to dwelling-houses. This may no doubt be a step in the right direction, but when the Council are so vigilant in enforcing .the law against poor people, it would be well for them to look at home." For months past the Council have allowed a nuisance to exist in Bull-lane which has repeatedly caused visitors to utter some very uncomplimentary remarks about our local government. Several months ago the Howell's School governors stopped an open drain in Bull-lane that had been at least for fifty years running into Bron-y-parc. At the time it was contended that this was illegal, but whether or not, it was clearly the duty of the Council either to compel there-opening of the drain or to remedy the evil. They have not done either. For months past the filth and dirty water from the cottages in Bull-lane have been running down to a point near the gate of Bron-y-parc^ then failing to find an outlet it oveiflows and runs down the main street. Any d> y a mass of stinking black liquid can be seen partly lodged opposite the lower cottage and partly runnning down the road, meeting the eye of every visitor to the castle. We learn that the inhabitants of the district have complained in vain and are put off by some excuse to the effect that the Council will be making their new drainage works soon. We do not believe the town is in the filthy state Dr Thorne's recent report represented it, but we are surprised that after such a castigation the Council are not prompt in remedying an evil which is patent to every one IMPORTANT SALE OF STOCK.—On Monday, there was an unusually large gathering of the agriculturists of the Vala of Clwyd, as well as stock dealers from Chester, Manchester, and other English towns present at Green- field Farm, near Denbigh, on the occasion of a large and important sale of live stock, &c., belonging to Captain W. P. Evans, which was advertised in the Guardian. The catalogue included 16 grand young cart horses, of great power and high courage, in first-class coadition (many of which are prize-takers); 16 noted Welsh and short-horn cows and heifers, several with calves at foot and others down to calving (including several prize- winners) six barren cows and heifers; 12 strong yearling steers and heifers; 50 fat Shropshire Down lainbs, 20 ditto Shropshire Down ewes, 30 prime porkers of small weights, three farmers' waggons, a few other imple- ments, and a large quantity of excellent horse gear. The business of the day was preceded by a luncheon, pre- sided over by Captain Evans; after which success to the day's sale was drunk, and the health of Captain Evans. The auctioneers were Messrs Dew and Son, of Bangor and Rhyl, whose tact and ability in disposing of the articles added much to the success of the sale. The im- plements, gears, waggons and carts, were quickly dis- posed of, for the greatest interest centred in the sale of horses and cattle. These were as fine a lot of animals as have ever been seen in the district. We quote a few prices as samples of the purchases. A splendid pair of agricultural horses, which obtained the second prize at Rhvl show last week, realised £180, being bought by a Manchester gentleman a handsome powerful dark-grey horse, Farmer, G years' old, fetched £92; a powerful browu mare, winner of the first prize at the Denbigh show last year as a two-year-old, fetched £80; a pair of handsome black and brown three-year-old colts in breaker's hands, realised £80; Brandy, a powerful five- year-old brown horse, sold for £72; Captain, a useful nve-year-old black horse, fetched £66; Madam, a roan mare, six-yea.r_old, realised £62; Prince, a light bay horse, five-year.old, realised £ <6; a three-year-'jld cart mare, bay with black points, with foal at her foot, winner of the first prize at Denbighshire and Flintshire show in 1876, fetched £59. Several other horses realised to £60 each. The cattle also realised very excellent prices, many of them nearly each, the competition being unusually keen. The whole of the sheep, Drincipally Shropshire Downs, were bought by Mr Elward Thomas, Penisa Waen, a well-known sheep dealer, at excellent prices for the seller. The pigs also sold well. The geese were bought by Mr John Robinson. Denbigh, also a first-class sheep dog. Taken as a whole, the sale must have been very satisfactory to Mr Evans, who deserved to be successful considering the class of animals he offered for public competition. BOROUGH POLICE COURT. FRIDAY.—Before the Mayor (Alderman T. Gee). CASES WITHDRAWN. — Oae by Elizabeth Roberts against Price Jones, who had signed an agreement to pay a weekly sum. Another by W. Wynne against Mrs Birch, for assault, they having settled and one by Mr Jared Jones against a man named Pierce for having damaged a door. THE DanK AGAIN.—Thomas Williams, The Green, Denbigh, pleaded guilty to being found drunk and in- capable in Love-lane by Sergeant Lewis. He had been up twice previously, the last time only two months ago. Fined 5s and 9s costs.—Mary Riley, Henllan-street, who was charged with drunkenness by P.C. Evans, said she had had a few glasses of ale given her by some friends, but she was only standing at her own door trying to get in but could not do so. Fined 5s and 9s costs, and as she begged for time to pay, she was allowed until the follow- ing Wednesday. MAGISTRATES WANTED.—The other cases, about 8 in number, could not be taken because a second magistrate could not bo found although the police went out on a searching expedition. It would tend to the public con- venience if arrangements were made by which the magistrates would in rotation undertake to be present, so as to always secure the attendance of two. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. WEDNESDAY,—Before Mr W. D. W. Griffith, and Lieut.-Col. Humberslon. EXCISE PROSECUTIONS.—Harriet Jones, Llansannan, was charged with having a dog without a licease. She said she never had a dog, it belonged to her son-in.law, and was occasionally coming to her house.—Sergeant Backlog proved finding a dog at defendant's house, and she told him that her son-in-law had bought the license at Abergele, but she would the dog killed, and he understood that had been done.—John Williams was called by the woman to say that she had never kept a dogherseif; only her son-in-law, to whom it formerly belonged, and who used frequently to come over.—The woman pleaded that she had no use for the dog, she was receiving parish relief, and could pay nothing.— Fhe bench said they must fined her in the mitigated penalty of 25s, with a recommendation that it be remitted, and the woman was allowed to go without payment until the Inland Revenue Board had been communicated with. —Griffith Williams, Nantglvn, charged with the same offence, did not appear. Sergeant Backlog, found the dog on his premises and the wife admitted they had no license, but took one out the day afterwards. Fined £1 10J. Mr Murphy, supervisor, and Mr Bennett, Denbigh, appeared to prosecute. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE PROSECUTIONS.— Mr Charles Grimsley, clerk to the St. Asaph School Attendance Committee, appeared to ask for orders against Joseph Evans, Dern, Llanefydd Hugh Williams, Bryn- tirian, Llanefydd. Robert Jones and John Williams, Llanefydd to compel them to send the children to school. The excuse in the first case was that the^child's health was not well enough to go to school. The lad had only been ten times out of fifty. Order made for the child's attendance at school.—In the second case the woman said the child had no shoes to go in. for they had five children and the husband only a labourer. Order made.—Robert Jones's wife said the reason of the child's absence was that it had ringworm on her face. The officer said the child had not attended once in two months. Order made.—In the fourth case (John Williams) defendant did not appear. Notice was served on the 18th February and the child attended two- thirds of the time op to June, and since then only ten out of fifty times. Order made. "QUARRELLING WITH HIM A BIT."—David Williams an elderly man from Meriadog, was charged with as- saulting Edward Davies, of Bodelwyddan. Complainant said he was coming from Chapel on Sanday night and when near Coed-y-bran defendant came up to him, squared his fists up to him, and threatened to smash him. Defendant's excuse for the assault was that com- plainant had called after him at the rent dinner, but that could not be the case for he was not at such dinner, being at Henllan at the time.—Defendant who was most anxious to tell his story said he did quarrel with him a bit."—Henry Thomas, of Glascoed, was with complainant on the Sunday night and saw the alterca- tion. Complainant had not called after defendant or given him any provocation. Defendant cursed com- plainant and raised his fiat and stick to strike him. Another witness corroborated.—The defendant toid a long rambling story which caused no little amusement about having been summoned to the Bodelwyddan rrnt audit dinner although he paid no rent, and as be was coming home from the Vicarage he alleged that complainant and a woman shouted after him and annoyed him. He seemed, however, to have mistaken the person, but raeetirg complainant he had a bit of a quarrel with him, but did not raise his stick to complainant but to one of his own cows that waa wild (laughter).—Defendant was fined Is and £1 5s 6d costs, the bench cautioning him but thinking it was not n very serious case. SCHOOL BOARD CASK-.—Aon Evans, Ty;r> ffrith. Nantglvn, was summoned by the" Nantcrlyn School Board for not sending her child to school. Mr Dew, the clerk, appeared for the Board. The woman said the boy had been had with sore throat, but she would send him in future.—Evan Davies, Waen, summoned for similar offence, said he was very sorry. He had been awav eleven months and this neglect had occurred. He agreed to send the child to school.






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