Social and Personal. Lady Naylor-Leyland after opening the Welsh Industries Exhibition at Llandudno, on Saturday, went to Baron Hill on a visit to bir Richard and Lady Magdalen Bulkeley. His Imperial Highness The Grand Duke Michael of Russia was of the party.
Description of the French Garden Bazaar. The scheme of decoration of the French Garden Bazaar to be held in the Denbigh Town Hall on October 6tb, 7th, and 8th is entirely new, charmingly dainty, light, and pretty-after the style of a Watteau paint- •*M Watteau was the painter of those -antiful pictures depicting love scenes, Udren at play, musicians, &-u., of France the early 18th century. Almost in- nably his backgrounds were of charming cturesque gardens with rising marble t/urraces of surpassing delicacy of design, ,ying fountains, llowing cascades, or- jbes ias, hidden amongst the foliage, joining with nature in producing harmonies of celestial beauty-a world in which all was coleur de rose. The scenic artists, Messrs Wilkinson, Martin & Co., Liverpool, have succeeded in no small degree in reproducing a scene such as Watteau would have used as a back- ground to one of his masterpieces. The bazaar room is entered by an arch- way beneath a balustrated platform, above which rises terrace after terrace forming a vista of beautiful lines. The eye of the visitor is entranced and the senses pleased by the scene of entertaining beauty, the medley of voices, the sweet musio and the fragrance of flowers. At the end of the hall is erected a magni- ficent example of the scenic art which completes the whole picture. Here are avenw of tall chestnut, larch and fir trees, reaching far into the horizon. On the white marble seat one can imagine Marie Antionette sitting in regal splendour or La Pompadour holding her courts of beauty and love. The whole design is a clever conception well carried out, and the gorgeous effect of the decoration most be seen to be realised.
DENBIGH TOWN GOUNelL. General District Rate Reduced by 2d. Proposed Smithfieid Alterations. The monthly meeting of this Council was held yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, when there were present The Mayor (Alderman Boaz Jones), Aldermen James Hughes, Robert Owen, and J Humphrey Jones Councillors S Luut Griffiths, H D Hughes, F Clough, J H Wynne, A Lloyd Jones, S T Miller, T Lloyd Jones, T Morris Davies, C Cottom, D H Davies together with the Town Clerk (Mr J Parry Jones), the Medical Officer (Dr Collins Lewis), Borough Accountant (Mr Ellis Williams), the Rate Collector (Mr William Price), and the Sanitary Inspector (Mr H Lee Jones). FARMERS' INN LEGAL EXPENSES. In reference to the Farmers' Inn, Coun- cillor S T Miller akd if there was to bo any explanition as to the charges made for the extinguishment of the licence. The charges were as follow Mr A 0 Evans, charges for extinguishment and payment of compensation, £ 31 Is 2d I I Mr George Perkins's charges, for valuing, &e, L15 7s 6J. He wished to know whether the charges had been taxed or not. Alderman J Humphrey Jones said that II the bills had been carefully examined by the Finance Committee, and at that time they .c msidered the charges rather heavy, bit came to the conclusion that there was nothing to be done except to pay. Councillor Wynne asked if there was any scile with regard to expenses of this kind.. The Mayor There is no scale. Councillor S T Miller:: It is true there is no contract, but work should be done on a basis similar to that on which other work is done for this Council. Alde,man Humphrey Jones We are dealing here with lawyers, and have done the best we can with them. Councillor T Lloyd Jones expressed the opinion that £16 for valuation was alto- gether out of proportion. Councillor Cottom said the items were more serious than he had anticipated, and moved that these two bills be deferred for further consideration. Councillor T Lloyd Jones seconded, and the amendment was carried. FUTURE OF FARMERS' INN. At a meeting of the whole Council in Committee, held on the 20th nit.. Present: The Mayor (in the etiair), Messrs James Haghes, Robert Owen, J Humphrey Junes, T Lloyd Jones, H D Hughes, J H Wynne, C Cottom, S T Miller, S Lunt Griffiths, William Parry, F B Clough, and J Morris Davies. A letter was read from Mr P E Story, requesting the Council to release him from his tenancy of the Farmers' Inn on September 5th, on which day the licence would expire under the provisions of the Licensing Act, 1904 also a letter from Mr James Harris, applying for the tenancy from that date. It was resolved: "That Mr Story be released as requested." "That the house, and the buildings now occupied as stables, be let to Mr James Harris on a monthly tenancy from Sep- tember 5th, at the rent of 53 per week." 44 That the Town Clerk arrange with Mt-ssrs Mellard & Co. and Mrs Parry as to ttie tenancy of the warehouse and slaughter house let to them, respectively, on the saiLie terms as they now hold, but subject to one month's notice to determine their tenancies." Note.: Mr Harris agreed to the above-mentioned rent, but wished the tenancy to be a weekly one. Messrs Mellard & Co. and Mrs Parry each pay P.3 per annum, and agreed to hold subjeot to I one month's notice. The report was adopted without dis- cussion. HENLLAN LIGHTING. At a meeting of the Highway, &c., Com- mittee, held on the 26th ult. Present: The Mayor, Messrs H D Hughes, S T Miller, and J Morris Davies. Plans were submitted of a cottage, pro- posed to be built at Tyddyn Ucha by Col Heaton, and the Surveyor reported that they were in conformity with the byelaws. It was resolved 61 That the same be approved, and signed by the Mayor, sobjeot to the provision of a proper water supply." A tender was submitted for the lighting and care of the Henllan lamps for the ensuing season, including the provision of carbide for the acetylene lamps, and oil for the remainder. It was resolved 14 That Mr Owen Roberts, the Henllan roadman, be employed to light and attend to the lamps from September 1st, the Council to provide the necessary oil and carbide, and that he be paid 4::1 per hour for overtime, the repairs to be attended to by the Surveyor." The Medical Officer's report with refer- ence to the Vale-street urinal was considered, but it was decided to defer the matter for the present. A letter was read from Mr Hugh Evans, one of the Corporation workmen, who had sprained his ankle while engaged in moving the sleeping van, asking for pecuniary assistance for the time he was unable to work (three weeks). Resolved That he be paid half wages (10s 6d per week), and that the amount be claimed from the Guardian Assurance Company under the Workmen's Compensation Policy." The repoufc was adopted. MARKETS AND FAIRS. At a meeting of the Market Committee, held on the 27th ult. Present: Mr J Humphrey Jones (chairman), The Mayor, Messrs C Cottom, W Parry, and R T Ellis. Mr Clough, Mr Byford, and Mr Leathes attended the Committee by invitation. An apology for non-attendance was received from Mr T Lloyd Jones. The Committee discussed with the auction- eers the order of sale of auction stock in the Smithfield on fair days, and it was resolved That inasmuch as Messrs Clough & Co. sold first on the last Christmas fair day, Mr By- ford be permitted to sell first on the coming Christmas fair day." That the three auctioneers present be requested to formu- late a scheme as to the order of selling during the next six months, and tu forward the same to this committee for approval." The question of further advertising the additional fairs was considered, and it was resolved That it is the opinion of this meeting that no further expense be in- curred in advertising the additional fairs." The report was approved. SULPHATE OF AMMONIA WORKS. RATE ESTIMATE. At a meeting of the Highways, &o., Com- mittee, held on the 9th inst. Present: Mr James Hughes (chairman), the Mayor, Messrs H D Hughes, J H Wynne, S T Miller, S Lunt Griffiths, and J Morris Davies. A letter was read from the Water Company's Solicitor that on and after the 29th instant the Company required the supply of water for street watering and flushing to be by meter, and that meters would be fixed on the six staudpipes, for which a rent otcl each per annum would be charge-1. Complaint was also made that the returns of the nstnbcr of loads of water used were now made to the Surveyor instead of to the Company direct as formerly. It was resolved that the Surveyor be instructed to make a return to the Water Company on the same day as he receives particulars from the carters. That the question of taking a supply by meter be considered at the next meeting of this committee. The Secretary of the Gas Company wrote with reference to the cutting up and boring of the streets to* search for leakages, and it was resolved that the Company be in- formed that if it is necessary to continually search for leakages, some system ot valves or other arrangement should be adopted so as to locate and detect same. Further correspondence was submitted as to the proposed sulphate of ammonia work3, and the members of the deputation which visited the works at Wrexham sub- mitted their report, from which it appeared they had arrived at the following con- clusions, viz. :-(I). Since the tendency already is to keep gas works as far from towns as is conveniently possible, it would hardly ba advisable to suggest an addition of this nature to the works. (2). The situation of our Gas Works in the midsc of so many houses and so near to the Railway Station makes it imperative for us to protect residents from what would un- doubtedly be a further nuisance. (3). The question of a new industry of this kind giving employment to many is contradicted by facts ascertained at Wrexham, where no additional labour is employed, the platat being attended to by two men employed at the Gas Works. It was resolved that the report of the deputation be adopted. A petition was received, signed by the Head Teachers of the National Schools and the residents in Lenton Pool, asking for the removal of the urinal there to a less conspicuous place, and it was resolved that the committee inspect the bituation on Thursday afternoon before the Council Meeting. The Surveyor asked for instructions with reference to the retaining wall at foot of Water-street in Barker's Well-lane, and it was arranged to visit before the Council meeting. A return of the expenditure in the high- way, sanitary, and lighting departments for the current six months was submitted, and it was resolved that the Finance Com- mittee be asked to include the following amounts to the general district rate estimate for the ensuing six months, viz, —For highway expenditure (excluding main roads), £ 600; for sanitary purposes, £ 154:; and for lighting, R185-the latter amount including a sum for the purchase of six new lamps now required in the town to replace worn-out ones, but not including the £ 43 15s for the new acetylene lamps at Henllan, which is shown separately in the estimate. Returns were submitted showing the price of gas and water in other towns, and it was arranged that they be tabulated and sent to each member of this Committee for consideration. The Inspector submitted his monthly report The Surveyor reported that the cellar under Messrs Dick's shop was being flooded from an old rubble drain, and it was ar- ranged that the Committee inspect th9 cellar. It was resolved that this Committee visit Prion quarry on Friday afternoon next, to finally decide whether it is desirable to proceed with the undertaking or to abandon it. The report was carried without dis- cussion. SMITHFIELD RE-ARRANGEMENT. GENERAL DISTRICT RATE. At a meeting of the Finance, &c., Com- mittee, held on the 10th inst. Present, Mr J Humphrey Jones (chairman), the Mayor, Messrs Robert Owen, W Parry, F F Clough, and D H Davies. Returns were submitted showing the scale of charges for the services of the Fire Brigade in other boroughs, and instructions were given for the same to be tabulated and sent to each member for consideration. A letter was read from Captain i Morris Davies as to new hose required for the Brigade, and it was resolved that arrange- ments be made for the Committee to inspect the hose on the next drill night. It is recommended that Fireman J W Jones be appointed Eagineer of the Brigade in the place of Lieut Roger Pryce. A letter was read from Mr Byford with reference to the Smithfleld auction sales, but the consideration thereof was deferred pending the receipt of replies from Messss Clough &. Co., and Messrs T & W Leathes. ¡.,The Surveyor submitted a report and plan of a proposed re-arrangement of the Smitbfield by which the auction stock would be placed in the present Horse Markjt, and a horse run formed at the upper end of the Cattle Market. It was resolved that the same be referred to the whole Council for consideration. The Surveyor reported that he would require about 80 wooden hurdles for the next monthly fair, and it was resolved That tenders be invited for the same, and submitted to the Chairman, with power to accept." An estimate for a general district rate for the six months ending 31st March, 1909, was submitted, amounting to the sum of zC2265 igi lOci, and it is recommended That a general district rate of 2s in the £ be levied for the next half year." An application was received from Mr S T Miller for a reduction in tha rent of his stalls in the market, and it is recommended That the rent be reduced from 3s 6d to 3; per week." Alderman Robert Owen, In directing attention to the proposed alterations at the Smithfieid, urged that the work should be put in hand as speedily as possible. Alderman James Hughes supported this view, adding that if the Council were to to provide relief work for the winter months, tnis was the sort of work which would give employment to the class of men who would require it. In pushing on with this they would render the town a good service, would satisfy the auctioneers, n farmers and dealers, and most certainly satisfy the unemployed by finding them work to do. Councillor Miller hoped the Council would give consideration to an alternative scheme. The estimate was rather heavy, and they had not yet nearly paid off what the Smithfield would cost them. Alderman Humphrey Jones did not think there was any immediate hurry to spend £ 700 or 1800. He quite differed from the view of Alderman Hughes that everybody would be satisfied. He was sure the ratepayers would not, nor the farmers, who were big ratepayers. As for the unemployed, they might well be satisfied. Alderman James Hughes We shall have to find something for them to do. Alderman Humphrey Jones I am quite aware of that. In the end it was decided to adjourn the discussion for a month, when the Surveyor, who is now taking a short holiday, would have returned. HIGHWAY MATTERS. Minutes were submitted of two meetings of the Highways Committee. They re- ported that they had inspected Messrs » Dick's cellar, and had instructed the Surveyor to make an investigation with a view of discovering the outlet of the drain from the cellar, and to report. The Com- mittee had visited Barker's Well-lane with reference to tha retaining wall at the foot of Water-street, and it was recommended that the retaining wall be built up in chat acter with the wall adjoining, and that the work be let by contract to be submitted to the Highways Committee, with power to accept. The Committee had also inspeeted the Lentou-pool and Vale-street urinals, and recommended that the entrance to the urinal close to the National Schools be closed up and a screen placed at the other end, that a swing door be placed on the lower entrance to the urinal adjoining the Town Hall, and that the upper entrance be further scrAend off. An amendment was proposed by Coun- cillor Clough, and seconded by Alderman Humphrey Jones, to the effect that the urinal in Lenton-pool be done away with, but the proposal was defeated, and the minutes were approved. j SPLENDID BILL OF HEALTH. The monthly report of the Medical Officer recorded that the death-rate was 5.59 per tliousapd of the population. There had been only three deaths in the borough proper, and one of these concerned a person 98 years ef age. The birth-rate was 18'63. No case of an infectious nature had been notifieri, and the health of the borough was exceptionally good. SMITHFIELD RECEIPTS. The Borough Accountant reported that the Smithfield receipts for the month had amounted to Cl4 Ids Id compared with £15 Gs 9d in the same month of last year —a decrease of 10s 8d. THE REDUCED RATE. Alderman Humphrey Jones, in pro- posing the adoption of an estimate for the general district rate, said the Finance Committee had gone very carefully through the items contained in the estimates for the borough expenditure, and they were very pleased that they were able to reduce the rate from 2s 2d in the L to 2s (hear, hear), and this he considered very satisfactory. He wished to take that opportuuity of expressing appreciation of the efforts made by Alderman James Hughes, and those associated with him in the conduct of the highways and sanitary department, towards a reduction of the rate. As thf-y would observe, those efforts bad not been fruitless. Hs heartily con- gratulated them on the good work they had done, and only hoped they would adopt the same policy in future so that they might further reduce the rate another year from 2a to Is lOd. He was sure all would appreciate a light rate, particularly at a time when trade was so depressed. He was delighted to see this reduction- with efficiency of coarse (heir, hear)- and hoped they would continue not to spend public money extravagantly (hear, hear). Alderman James Hughes, in seconding, thanked the previous speaker for his com- plimentary reference to the Highways department. During tha six months under review they had contrived to keep S100 under estimate, but while he did not wish J the Council to run away with the idea that they would effect a similar saving every half-year, he felt confident that with the ] increasingly strong grasp they had of the administration of local affairs they would be ] able to see, by strict supervision, that no ] unnecessary expenditure was incurred, and that the town's finances were thoroughly safeguarded. The resolution declaring the rate was carried unanimously. RAILWAY IMPROVEMENTS SHELVED. A letter was read from the General Manager of the L. & N. W.R. Company stating that the Council must be aware that the circumstances had changed since the Company last gave attention to the question of improving Denbigh Station. In view of the present-, depressed state of trade which had led to dimished receipts by all railway companies, the directors could not contemplate at the present time carrying out alterations involving heavy expenditure which could possibly be deferred. He was sorry that he was unable to hold out any hope that the improvements would be undertaken at present, but the matter would not be lost sight of, and, as soon as times improved, it would be reconsidered. The Mayor Are you satisfied ? Several voices No, we are not. Councillor D H Davies Ask another company to run another railway here. Councillor Cottom We ought to have I done that twenty-five years ago when we had the chance. Alderman Humphrey Jones: There is nothing for us to do except to have a little patience. MCOU,ncillor J M Davies Or an accident. s, NOT FOR SALE." The Deputy Town Clerk reported that the Town Clerk had, in accordance with instructions, approached Mr R D Hughes in reference to the proposed purchase of his warehouse in Crown-lane which is required in connection with the New Public Hall scheme. Mr Hughes had written My property in Crown-lane is not for sale, and never has been for sale, because I cannot do without it." According to the minutes produced on this matter, Mr I Hughes had previously expressed himself willing to accept t;300 for the property. p y Councillor D H Davies suggested that the Council should begin de novo asking Mr Hughes if he would sell and what his price would tie. Alderman James Hughes did not think it wise to move further in the matter at the present time. If there was no solution when the time arrived that they really required the premises, they could obtain them by compulsory powers, and until then he suggested they should leave the question in abeyance. This course of action was unanimously agreed upon. EXIT "NEW INDUSTRY." A letter was read from Mr W Ewart Brock, manager of the gas works, in reference to the proposed introduction of a sulphate of ammonia works at Denbigh, stating that those interested in the pro- posed venture had considered the last letter of the Corporation, and he had been instructed to write thanking the Council for the trouble they bad taken in the matter, and expressing regret that they could not see their way to accept the terms which the Corporation had suggested.
Marriage sf Mr. G. F. DAVIES to Miss A. DAVIES. A very pretty wedding of considerable interest locally was duly solemnised. at St David's Church yesterday (Thursday), when Mr G F Davies, who holds an important position in the service of the London and North-Western Railway Company, Denbigh, was married to Miss Annie Davies, the eldest daughter of Mr John Davies, Borough Surveyor, Denbigh. The sacred edifice was crowded with a number of well-wishers and friends of the bride and bridegroom. The Rector of Denbigh, the Rev T Redfern, M.A., per- formed the marriage ceremony, and was assisted by the R&v T J DavieB, the senior curate. The service was fully choral, and Mr Alex Bellamy (organist) played the Voluntary and Wedding March. The bride, who was given away by her father, presented a charming picture attired in a white silk crepe-de-shine dress trimmed with satin and gold and cream embroidery. She also wore a white crinoline hat trimmed with silk lace and roses, and carried a beautifal white bouquet to match, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Cissie Davies, as bridesmaid, who was most beautifully attired in a dress of shell pink crepe-de-chine trimmed with lace, and a black picture hat trimmed with marguerites. She also wore a gold brooch and carried a beautiful pink bouqaet, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridegroom, who was attended by Mr J Moody as best man, is a popular member of the Eoglish Church and Male Choirs as well as the Denbigh Operatic Society, and is a valuable member of the Committee of the Denbigh Town Football Club, and he has the cordial good wishes of his many friends for his future happiness and welfare. The bride also has the cordial good wishes for her future happiness from her many friends. She is a vocalist of considerable ability and power, and in this direction she b-,ta been able to give valuable assistance to many good objects.. The happy couple left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, amidst showers of rice and confetti. After the wedding breakfast, which was served at the bride's home, the happy couple left by -the 2.15 p.m. train for London, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride was attired in a travel- ling costume of crushed strawberry and white felt hat trimmed with velvet aad white wings. The happy couple had a very happy send off by a large crowd of friends who had assembled at the station. The engine of the train had been gaily decorated in honour of the special passengers, and as it steamed out of the station there was much shrieking of whistles, and much amusement was caused by an old shoe which was tied on the top of the carriage the happy couple occupied. THE PRESENTS. We append a list of the handsome pre- I sents received ) Bride to Bridegroom, gold scirf pin Bridegroom to Bride, gold brooch Father of Bride, brass bedstead Mother of Bride, household linen Mias Oissie Divies, chippendale table Miss Pollie Davies, pictures Miss Blodwen Davies, cushions Miss Jennet Davies, egg cups and fruit dish Miss Buddig Davies, vases Mother of Bridegroom, feather bolster and pillows Miss K Davies, silver tablespoons and ornaments Miss L and Mr T Davies, eiderdown quilt Mr A Davies, dinner service Misses Davies, Corra, Whitchurch, feather bed Mr Fred Bennett, Crewe, silver dessert spoons Mrs Shone, Crewe, silver preserve spoon Mr and Mrs H T Bentley, Oak Park, U.S.A., cheque I Mr J Moody, tea service Miss E Jones, Cheltenham, afternoon tei cloth Mrs Jones, Laundry, Asylum, pair of blankets Mrs Evans, confectioner, silver preserve disb Mrs Barker, Meadowside, half-dozen silver tea- spoons and sugar tongs Employee at L'ensons, oak barometer Employes Loco Shed, timepiece Corporation Employes, tea service Mr Lloyd Jones, Densons, case of silver hair brushes and comb Messrs Densons, Chester, Irish linen bed spread Mr and Mrs Roberts and family, Springfield, case of silver fish carvers Miss Davies, Gwynfryn, afternoon tea cloth Nurse Thomas, West Byfleet, silver preserve dish Mr and Mrs Wainwright, Conway Villas, pair of antique salt cellars Mr and Mrs D W Davies, Vale-street, flower dtand Mr Alf Wheway, toilet set Mr E T Williams, Bull-lane, oak ball stand Mrs Davies, Hanllan-street, half-dozen egg spoons Councillor J M, Mrs, and Miss Davies, hall mirror and brushes Mr Harry Ellis, Llanrhaiadr, silver preserve spoon Councillor T Lloyd Jones and Mrs Jones, coffee tray The Misses R and M Helsby, oak photo frame Mrs Lloyd, Love-lane, teapot and stand Miss Jones, Hawk Villa, table cloth Mrs Williams, Cai Drain, Henllan, honey jar Mrs Jones, Leger Farm, teapot and stand and hot water jug Mr and Mra Ikins and family, Shrewsbury, brass fire irons Miss Amelia Williams, Highpate. ornaments Mrs Dew, Love-lane, glass water jug Miss A Dew, Love-lane, half-dozen tumblers Mr and Mrs Langford Jones, hot water jug Mrs Jones, Beacon's-hill, colander Miss Davies and Mr L M Jones, Royal OaK, silver serviette rings Miss Jones, Love-lane, pincushion Miss Jones, Penpalmant, Trefnant, silver sugar sifter Miss Maggie Jones, Efail-y-Green, half-dozen silver teaspoons Miss Roberts, Penllan, Nantglyn, silver bread fork Mrs Salusbury Davies, Love-lane, table centre Mrs Hughes, Penycob, St Asaph, table cloth Mr and Mrs Dryhurst Roberts, silver dinner cruet Miss Myfanwy Dryhurst Roberts, afternoon tea cloth Mrs James, Aled-terrace, pair of vases Mr and Mrs Harrison Jones, hall brushes and mirror Mrs Rogers, Fodia-villas, pair of vases Miss M E Williams, Hall-Square, sugar basin, silver sifter, and marmalade jar Members of Denbigh Operatic Society, case of silver teaspoons and sugar tongs and silver match box A Friend, table centre and toilet mats Miss FLorrie Jenes. Love-lane, silver pin fcray Mrs Williams, 52, Love-lane, cheese stand Mr and Mrs John Evans, Love-lane, travelling clock Miss Edwards, Pen Bryn Llwyn, table cloth Mr and Mrs Lee Jones, pair of brass candle- sticks Mr and Mrs D H Davies and family, cutlery Mr J Palmer, half dozen dessert knives Mis Jones Williams, tea pot stand Mrs Batten, 48, Love Lane, silver candlestick Mr and Mrs J Hughes, Bryn Galeu, tray cloths Mrs Ellis, Llanrhaiadr, d'oyleys and tray cloths Mrs Williama, hairdresser, silver mounted walking stick Miss Nellie Williams, trinket set Miss Maud Williams, Oswestry, butter dish and silver butter knife Miss Katie Simpson, biscuit barrel Mr and Mrs Hughes, station master, half dozen wine glasses and half dozen tumblers Mr and Mrs Andrew Roberts, Bryn Hyfryd, breakfast cruet Miss Jones, Cliff House, white counterpane Mr Challoner, Love-lane, silver bread fork in case Mr and Mrs Evans, Talhaiarn-terrace, copper crumb tray and brush Nurse dolland, Asylum, d'oyleys Mrs Thomas and family, Post-office lane, chest j stand Mrs 0 Williams, m. Love-lane, table cloth and half dozen serviettes I Miss Ray Barker, Meadowside, table centre Friend, flat irons Mr and Mrs Robert Jones, Holland Villa, silver preserve dish Mr Llewelyn Jones, Eirianfa, fruit dish Miss L H Evans, Chapel-street, toilet mats and tray cloths Miss Roberts, Aled-terrace, silver sugar sifter Miss Sarah Davies, Beacon's-hill, silver mounted vases Miss Mary Ellis, c'o Densons', salt cellars and spoons Miss Katie Jones, Gwaenynog Hall, encumber dish Mr and Mrs Groome, Bodfari, silver butter knife Mr and Mrs Marsden Davies, silver mounted biscuit barrel Mr and Mrs A Daw-on, Crewe, breakfast cruet Mr and Mrs W M Leech, Crewe, ornaments Misses Minnie and Emmie Batten, silver salt cellars and spoons Miss L Jones and Mr R Williams, Asylum, set of carvers in case I Mr W E Baugh, Llandudno Junction, pair of brass photo frames Mr and Mrs John Hughes, Pigot Villa, set of jugs Mr E P Hughes, chest stand Mr J Thomas, clothier, table cover Miss Jonel, New Brighton, flower vase Mr Bethel Jones, Fodia Yillas, copper crumb tray and brush Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Hawk and Buckle, Irish linen duchesse set Miss Hetty Parry, Graig Brewery, duchesse se Mr and Mrs Frank Davies, Mold, pair of photo frames Mr and Mrs R Davies, solicitor, tea tray Mrs Williams, 38. Love-lane, butter cooler Master Wiilie Williams, sugar sifter Mrs Williams, 106. Vale-street, decanter Miss Bva Williams, pair vases Mr T Savage Jones, fancy plates Mrs Owen Williams, Love lane, pair of vases Miss Cissie Morri- Gardeu-terrace, toilet mats Mr Ernest Williams, Oswestry, pair of pictures Mrs Batten, Wesley house, pair of vases Mr and Mrs R G Jones, afternoon tea cloth Mr aua Mrs Rutter, High-street, fruit; dish Mr Stephen Griffiths, brass inkstand Mrs Burgess Davies, Frongoch school house, newspaper rack Miss M Kitching, Love-lane, silver serviette rings Miss Dilys Jones, Love-lane, bread plate Mr and Mrs R T Williams, Panton Villa, silver mounted preserve jar Mrs and Miss Humphreys, Fodia Villas, silver moqnted salt and pepper bottle Miss Phyllis Pierce Hughes, afternoon tea cloth Mrs John Jones, 24, Fron terrace, cheese stand Mrs Stephen Bitten, Love-lane, fruit dish Mrs Jones, Bryn Estyn, pair silver-mounted vases and flower stand Mr Edward Jones, Chapel-strest, bath towele Miss May Parry, Graig Brewery, tea cosy Mr and Mrs Wm Davies, 27, Fron-terrace, cheese stand Mrs Howell Lloyd, Love-lane, six bedroom towels 4. Friend, fruit dish Mrs Roberts, 40, Park-street, pair photo frames Miss Jones, 32, Love-lane, six serviettes Miss Humphreys, Goblin, table cloth Rev D and Mrs Thomas, pillow cases Mr and Mrs Roberts, Railway Stores, tapestry table cloth Messrs W Keepfer, & Son, alarm clock Mr and Mrs W M Pierce, Fairfield, breakfast cruet I Mr D J Davies, Maeuan, silver table spoons and half-dozen dessert spoons Misses E C and E W Jones, Maesycoed-terrace, silver-mounted preserve jar and spoon Peodref Sunday School Class, music case Rev and Mrs Lloyd Hughes, butter cooler and silver knife Miss Lloyd, Laundry, Asylum, silver-mounted sugar sifter Mr and Mrs R R Griffiths, Albert-terrace, pair of salt cellars and spoons PRESENTATION TO TilE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM. The bride and bridegroom are both members of the Denbigh Operatic Society, and the bride has taken a very prominent part in several of the operas performed by the Society. On Tuesday evening they were formally pre- sented with tokens of esteem and regard by their co-members of the Society who wished to mark the occasion of the marriage with some email memento. The presentation took place at the Memorial Hall, amongst those present being Dr Fraak Jones. the founder of the Society. On behalf of himself and the members he wished the happy couple every prosperity and good wishes for their ftiture happiness. The bride was presented with a valuable set of silver spoons and sugar tongs, the presentation being made by Mr C Newman, and the bridegroom was presented with a silver match box, the pre- sentation being made by Miss Jones, Hawk Villa. The bridegroom returned thanks on behalf of himself and Miss Davies.
Denbigh Borough Magistrates' Court. FRIDAY.—Before the Mayor (in the chair) and Mr R Humphreys Roberts. A MODEL FATHER! Edward Jones, joiner, Henllan-street, was charged with neglecting his three children, so as to cause them bodily suffering. Mr Moseley (from Mr FouJkes Roberts' office) prosecuted on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. In opening the case he stated that the defendant had been living apart from his wife, and the three children occu- pied a cottage in Panton-hall, kept by the eldest son. Mrs Griffiths, daughter of the defendant, and wife of John Griffiths, engine driver, said that the defendant had contributed 13s 6d in all towards the maintenance of I the yonnger children. He was able to work, but she heard that he had refused it. Mrs Pierce, wife of J Pierce, plas- terer, said that the defendant was her brother-in-law. She had given his children food otherwise they would have starved, as they got nothing from him. William Jones, plasterer, defendant's son, said that the three younger children lived in Panton-hall his father did nothing to keep them. He supposed that his father was able to work, as he was drunk every day. Roger Pryce, school attendance officer, said that one day when he saw defendant at Saron Chapel he hid from witness, lest he should tell defendant's wife that he was working and she should send to him for money. The girl Sophy had only made 12 out of 56 attendances at school, as her mother said she had no boots, clothing, or food. By Defendant: The architect told him he had left. Defendant said he left because he could not get walking time, and his wages were not paid regularly. By the Mayor Witness said he sup- plied the younger children with boots and clothing, I P.S. Harvey aimid tkat the dtfeudant was a worthless, drnnken fellow, walking I about the etrett., and often undd the r influence of drink, He served the sum- mons on him in a public house. P.C. Rogers proved hearing the de- fendant tell Inspector James, of the N.S.P.C.C that he never intended to give his children any food. He corroborated P.S. Harvey's evidence. The defendant was under the influeioe of drink on the previous Wednesday. Inspector Jamez, N.S.P.C.C., said that be hsd received continual complaints since the defendant came out of gaol eight months ago. On August 9th he visited the bouse and lound that the children had had no food aU day, and nothing for the following Sunday. Defendant would do nothing for them, but defendant's mother gave witness 5s. On August 29th he saw the defendant under the influence of drink with a parcel of food ander his arm he refused to share it with, or get any for, his children. Defendant admitted earning 25s the previous week, but he bal given his wife no money. He had earned £2 that week. Defendant said that it was all untrse about the Saron job. He came from there because they were very bad payer?. He bad been up and dova looking for work, and he had been to Itiukin. When he was making hurdles for the show, for which he only got 2d each, he gave his family some money. Mr .Humphreys Roberts said that a man generally to be seen in drink was not likely to get employment. The Mayor said that the defendant drew it all on bis own head, and it was hard for his own children to have to give evidence against Lim. It gave them great pain to have such cases before them. Defendant had had four months before, and they ought now to give him six but they would give him four again in the hope that he would try to recover. On the application of Mr Moseley, the fees were remitted, as the prosecutiun had been undertaken by a eharitable society. AN ELUSIVE KEYHOLE. Anne Hughes, Henllan-street, was summoned for being drunk in Henllan- street on September 5th. Police-constable Rogers stated that be found the defendant very drunk at 10.45, and she was helplessly drunk when served with the summons. Inspector James said that she coald not find the keyhole. Fined 58 and costs. VIOLENT CONDUCT. John Hugh Williams admitted violent eonduct on September 7th. P.C. Rogers said that he was called in by Robert Roberts, county court bailiff, to assist ia apprehending the defendant's father, aud, when he returned, defendant used disgraceful language. P.S. Harvey said that on the evening in question a great crowd assembled near the police station, and he told the defendant that if he had any complaints to make, be should go to the proper quarter, instead of abasing people in the streets. Fined 10s and 6s 6d costs.
BYLCHAU. School T re at. The children attending the day school had their annual tea party on Friday, 11th inst, when 51 children sat at the tables, which were tastefully decorated for the occasion by Mr Evans, Bryntrillyn. The tables were presided over by the following ladies :—Miss Evans, Bryntrillyn Mias Hudson, Gwylfa Hiraetbog; Mrs Egging- ton, Eriviatt Hall; Mrs Jenkins, Rectory; Miss Jones, Hafod Cefu Plas Onn Mias Williams, Bryntrillyn; Miss Richards, Nantglyn; Mrs Owen, School Honse MM Jones, Coederill; Mrs Roberts, Post-offioe; The Misses Lloyd, Oil Llidiart. Master Kearley, Gwylfa Hiraethog, gave some beautiful selections, on the gramophone during the tea, and he presented the instrument to the School. Having done jastioe to the good things laid before thaotf the pupils sang several school songs, whldb highly pleased the visitors. The book prizes granted by the Denbighshire Educa- tion Authority were distributed by the Rev D D Richards, Nantglyn; Rev W Jenkins, Rectory, and Master Kearley, Gwylfa Hiraethog. Mrs Harrison, Goppa Hall, presented valuable articles to the girls for proficiency in needlework. After the distribution of prizes, the scholars were marched into an adjoining field, kindly lent by Mr Roberts, Hafod Dafydd, by Mr Owen, head teacher and Miss Lloyd, assistant mistress, where the little ones enjoyed themselves to their hearts' eon- tent. Mr Robert. Post-office, gave every assistance with the sports. The arrange- ments for the treat were ably carried oat by Mr Evans and Miss Evams, Bryntrillyn, of whose kindness to the school children we cannot speak too highly. The following ladies and gentlemen handsomely subscribed towards the success of the treat:-Lady Kearley, El Is; Miss Cox, Hafod Elwy, 10s; T Williams, Esq, Llewesog, 10s; Mrs Eggington, 10s; J D W Griffith* Esq, Trefnaat, 5s; Mr Bennett Jones, C.C., 2s 6d; Mr Fred Roberts, Denbigh, 2s. Lady Kearley and Mrs Egginton presented large quantities of sweets to the children.— Cor.
PRION. OMISSION.—We very much regret th,%D the name of Ethel Jones, Fron, was accidentally omitted from the list of prize-winners which appeared in last week's Free Press in connection with the prize distribution at the school. THE NEW VICAR.-Airer careful considera- ation the Rev J Jenkins Manlove, rector of Hirnant, has tieoli ned the offer of the living of Prion. The offer has since been made to the Rev E M Richards, B.A., senior curate of Rhyl, who has accepted the same. The net yearly income of the living is .£2ó4, and the population is over 500.
CAE R WIS. T REVISION COUBT.—-On Tuesday the revision court was held at the Session Hodae. There were very few cases dealt with. The Barrister (the Hon R Cecil Grosvenor) complimented the overseers for the manner they had carried out their work. CORN RARVEBT.-The bad weather is very disheartening for the farmers of this district. There are many who have not yet been able to enter their fields, and, if this weather continues much longer, the corn will be of vaçy inferior quality. LIVERPOOL DOG SHOW PBIZE.—We are pleased to repect that, in addition to Mr H Davies Williams' previous success with his Clamber spaniels, he has gained second prize at the above-named show, which speaks very highly of the class of dogs that he has at present
j— r CAPEL MAWR. The Anniversary Services in connection with the above Chapel will be held on Sunday next. Rev. Thomas Jones, Rhostyllen. will preach both morning and evening. Madame Laura Evans will sing a solo in the evening service. A "WEEK'S MISSION will be conducted in Denbigh, under the auspices of the Free Church Council, from October 12th to 17,b, 1908, by the Revs W W Lewis, Swansea, and E Keri Evans, Carmarthen. BARD WINTER EXPECTED. When the robin makes his appearance with an unusually red breast it is said that a hard winter may be expected. The robin has come, and the hue of his 11 red waistcoat 7 is excep- tionally pronounced. HOCKEY CLUB. A Hockey Club has been organised for the town, and there is every indication of an excel- lent season this year. Anyone wishing to join should communicate with Mr A G Davies, N.P. Bank, Denbigh, who will be pleased to furnish them with all the necessary particulars. We are given to understand that a very convenient field has been procured, and matches have al- ready been arranged. BAZAAR TEA PARTY. On Thursday afternoon the tea party in aid of the bazaar fund took place in the fine new Schoolroom of the Independent Chapel, when the tea was given by Mrs Lloyd Jones, Bryny- ffynon, and Miss Williams, Eidon Villas. Amongst the company were the Mayor (Alder- man Boaz Jones) and several members of the Council, who had adjourned there after the Council meeting. OLD AGE PENSIONS COMMITTEE. The Denbigh District Local Sub-Committee met at Denbigh on Wednesday, all the nine members being present, when Dr Lloyd was II elected chairman, and Mr Evan Roberts, Llansannan, vice-chairman. The sub-com- mittee fixed the quorum at three, and resolved that an adjourned meeting of the committee be held at the County Hall, Denbigh, on Wednesday, the 23rd iust, for the purpose of considering the applications for the clerk to the sub-committee which might be received, etc. The remuneration of the clerk to the sub-committee will be according to the Treasury scale. HARVEST FESTIVAL -SERVICES. Two harvest thanksgiving festivals are announced in connection with the Church in Denbigh. The English services will be held in St David's Church, on Thursday next, Sept. 24tb, and the Welsh at St Mary's the following Thursday, October 1st. In each case there will be Holy Communion at 8 a.m., Matina at j 11, and Evensong with sermon at 7-30 p.m. The special preacher at the English service will be the Rev J Thompson Jones, M.A., vicar of Towyn, and at the Welsh the Rev E H Hyslop, rector of Caemys. The services in each case will be continued on the Sunday following, and Dr Garrett's harvest cantata will be sung by an augmented choir at St David's Church on Sunday evening, the 2.7th inst. The offertories at the two week-day services will be on behalf of the Denbighshire Infirmary. PRESENTATION TO MISS BENTLEY. A very interesting presentation took place at Messrs Densons drapery establishment on Fri- day, when Miss Bentley was the happy recipient of some handsome presents on the occasion of her approaching marriage. The presentation was made in the presence of the staff, which had assembled for the purpose, and Mr 1< Lloyd Jcnes presided over the pleasant gathering. Miss Williams (fancy department), on behalf of the employees, presented Mi-;s Bentiey with a valuable marble clock, and Miss Roberts, on behalf of the assistants in the dressmaking department, presented a magnificent silver-mounted cut- glass salad bowl with servers to match. As a mark of appreciation of Miss Beutley's services, > Messrs Densons and Mr Lloyd Jones gave a lovely satin eiderdown quilt and a silver cake basket. Whilst regretting Miss Bentley's departure, all expressed their gool wishes for her future welfare and happiness. Miss Bent- ley thanked them all for their lovely gifts which would always be greatly valued. The Teachers of the English Church Sunday School, in appreciation of the very valuable services of Miss Bentley as a Sunday School Teacher for several years, and as a token of their regard, presented her with a choicely bound pictorial Bible and also a Church service and hymns in case, suitably inscribed. LADY'S .BEQUESTS. The late Mrs Jane Churton, of Chester, who left £ 131,191, amongst the personal legacies left tlo,000 and five freehold houses in Water- gate-street,, Chester, to her maid and com panion, Miss Kate Jones, of Tynyffridd, Bala, and the following legacies to the under- mentioned relatives of Miss Ka.te Jones Mrs Jones, of Tynyffridd. Bala, mother of Kate JQues, 2100. Miss Dinah Jones, sister of Kate Jones, £ i,000. Miss Sarah Jones, sister of Kate Jones, X100, John Jones, brother of Kate Jones, X200, and Morris Jones, another brother, £ 100. Mrs Ellen Jones, Hafod Dinbych, £100. Jane Rowlands, daughter of Mrs Rowlands, a sistei; of Kate Jones, X100, and to her sister, Kate Rowlands, £100. She also bequeaths to Miss Kate Jones, X500 to be applied by her for the maintenance, education, bringing up, support, and advancement in life of her nephew, Edward, son of Morris Jones. The many religious and charitable gifit, in- cluded £ 500 to Welsh Congregational Chapel, Tynylout, Bala; t4GO to Bala Welsh Congrega- tional Chapel, and £ 500 to Rhydywernen, Merioneth, Congregational Chapel. The bulk of the estate goes to Sir T B Royden, Bart., Liverpool, and to members of his family, but there were many personal gifts, and generous sums to throe Chester Churches, Chester llIfircnary, Blue Coat School, two Convalescent homes, and many other institutions.