PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. i Tabernacle Chapel, Ruthin. The Annual COFFEE SUPPER & ENTERTAINMENT will be he'd on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 1908 (lasb Thursday in the month). J. S. Cullingg ") Hon. j I056o3 Douglas Griffiths j Sees. I
RUTHIN. TABERNACLE COFFEE SUPPER. The annual coffee supper and entertainment held in connection with the Tabernacle Chapel, is announced for Thursday, October 29th. See advertisement. < FOOTBALL. The Ruthin Town Club has arranged a trial match at the Recreation Ground at 3 p.m. to- day (Saturday). Two good teams have been selected and an exciting gime is anticipated. COFFEE SUPPER. From our advertising columns it will be seen that the annual coffee supper and entertain- ment in connection with the Bethania C.M. Chapel will be held on Thursday, October 22nd FORTHCOMING CONCERT. It has been announced that a concert in connection with the Ruthin Male Voice Choir, will be given at the Town Sail, on October 14th. For further particulars see forthcoming advertisement in tbis paper. PUBLIC HOUSES INSPECTED. On Monday, a committae of the local magis- trates including Capt Cole, Col Bromhead, the Hon E Hewitt, and Mr Edward Jonas, visited and inspected all the public houses in the borough wibh a view to making the annual re- port to the licensing sessions. OLD AGE PENSIONS ACT. In connection with the above, a committee meeting was held on Monday last at the County Hall, Ruthin, under the chairmanship f Mr Thomas Jones (Pias Coch). Only one application for the appointment of olerk was received, that of Mr Walter 0 Jones, solicitor, who was unanimously elected. TERRITORIAL PRIZE SHOOT. In connection with the Territorial prize shooting reported on page 6, the following additional details are to hand:-All comers competition, five rounds at 500 yards.—Sergt J Humphrey?, 19 Mr W Evans, 17; Mr Ebenezer Williams, 16 —In the recruits com- petition there were only two entries, so the event was declared off. JUDGMENT SUMMONSES. We have received two letters couched in very similar terms making a suggestion re- garding one of the firm3 which made applica. tions for judgment summonses in the County Court on Wednssday. As neither letter is properly authenticated, name and address be- ing given in neither case, we are unable to insert them. THE BIBLE SOCIETY. At a meeting of the Bib!à Sjciety Committee held in the Mayor's Parlour on Friday evening, the following resolution was passed. That ia the opinion of this committee the expø ,ses of the Bible Society mlghb be materially re- duced by dispensing with the services of the special assistants to district secretaries, and by relieving the district secretaries of the obligation to visit many places which are annually visited by them. -Therefore we offer (without in the least reflating upon the de- voted services of the Rev t) C Edwards, M. A.) to hold the annual meeting of 1909 at Ruthin, without the presence of the district secretary or of a special assistant. BELL RINGERS' ASSOCIATION. We are glad to learn that the North Wales Association of Bell Ringers have decided to hold their half-yearly meeting at Rutbin, on Saturday next, September 26th, at 3 o'clock. Tea will be provided by the Rev D Howell Griffiths ana Churchwardens. Our local ringers are very busy p-eparing for the reception of their visitors, and it is entirely to their influence that, this year, the Society are paying the historic town of Ruthin their .5 tsto visit. The townspeople will undoubtedly hear the best ringing it is possible to obtain out of the bells of St Peter's, under the un- favourable conditions of rickety frames and fittings, that badly require overbading. Possibly, in the future, some rich friend will some to the assistaace of our bell ringers. DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION. Miss Amy Hughes, Chief Superintendent of the Q leen Victoria Jubilee Institute of Nurses, London, and Miss Smith, of Chester, District Inspector, visited Ruthin, on Saturday, and were received in the Mayor's Parlour by the f jllowing members of the Executive Committee: -Mr G H Denton, chairman the Hon Mrs £ *te&vrd and Mrs Denton, vice-presidents; Mrs Stanley Weyman. Mrs Swetenham, Mrs Spring- rntnn, Mrs T H Roberts, Mrs William Jones, Ni, i L G Thomas, Mrs Tdgid Owen, and the bba sees, Mrs Rouw and Miss M 8 Edwards. interesting account of the foundation and wjrkingofthe Institute and the training of the nurses was given by Miss Hughes. She and Miss Smith inspected the Nurses' books and received a report of the work done and its p1.id in this district, with which they ex- ed themselves quite satisfied, and stated thit they considered the two Nurses were fully^ennployed, and that the Ruthin Associa- tfnnjaMPued altogether most efficient. DCAL WEDDING. A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Wesleyan Chapel, Ruthin, on Wednesday. The contracting parties were Mr John Griffiths, warder, H.M. Prison, and Miss Sarah Williams, youngest daughter of the late Mr Thomas Williams and Ms Williams, Bryndefaid, Gellifor, and who, for many years, has been in the employ of Mr R Harris Jones, during which time she has made herself extremely popular through her courtesy and pleasing mannner. The Chapel, which had been tastefully decorated, was filled with friends and well- wishers. The ceremony was performed by the R ;v Girrett Roberts, Rutbin the Rev Isaac J tmea, Ruthin, aud the Rev Jones, Fish- guard. The bride, who was given away by Mr H irris Jones, was charmingly attired in a costume of champagne colonred cloth, with ficings of pale blue, and wore a becoming hat to match. She was attended by her sister, Miss C Williams, as bridesmaid, in a pale biscuit costume, with hat of the same shade, swathed with brown chiffon. Mr J W Jones, Letters ton, nephew of the bridegroom, acted as best man. After the wedding breakfast, which was partaken of at Bryndefaid, the happy coaple left for South Wales, where the hnueynfioon is being spent, the bride going a way in a green -oostume and hat en mite. Mr and Mrs Griffiths were the recipients of a large aumber of beautiful presents.
Funeral of Mr William Henry Molyneux Deceased was 37 years of age. He was taken suddenly ill on the 6th. Dr Anderson was in constant attendance, but he passed peacefully away on the morning of the 8th. He had resided at doed Marchan for 30 years, coming to his aunt (Mrs Hurst) at the age of seven. He was for some years under-keeper, and 12 years ago he succeeded his late uncle as head-keeper on the Castle estate. Deceased was held in great esteem by his employer, Col Cornwallis W st, and highly respected by shooting tenants ani everybody who came in contact with him. The interment was at L'anfwrog cemetery on tie 11th. The Rev T Price hard conducted a short service at the house, where most of the tenants of the Ruthin C tstle estate assembled. A large number of the inhabitants of Ruthin assembled ab the Church, including His Worship the Mayor, and most of the leading j tradesmen of the town. Decesaed was borne to his last resting place by his fellow servants, &e. Mr John Roberts, of Caatle-street, was the undertaker. The coffin, beautifully made, was of polished oak, and executed by Mr William Jones, Borthyn. Deceased leaves a ¡ dow and one son, seven ears of age, to mourn his loss. The Tontine Club was represented by Mr G Brocklehurst (president). Mr Joseph Williams (vice-president), and Mr J E Morris (secretary). Mrs Molyneux desires to thank sincerely the many friends for their great sympathy in htr sad bereavement. EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY. The following manifest their respect for deceased and sympathy with the bereaved relatives, either by sending floral tributes or letters of condolence ;-Loving wife and son, Mr and Mrs G H Denton, Mr and Mrs G P Dewhurst, Mr and Mrs Forder and family, the Gardeners and Fellow-Workmen, Ruthin Castle Estate; Mr W H Forder, Wykehatn Abbey Estate Office, Yorkshire; Miss Cooper and Miss Simon, George and Maud (brother and sister), Mr and Mrs R 0 Jones, Penlan Mr and Mrs Jame3 Curtis, Mr and Mrs George Curtis, Mr and Mrs Roberts, Gftlchog Mr and Mr" Williams, Galchog Farm • Mr and Mrs Ellis, Llanbedr Lodge; Mr and Mrs Nicholson Altrincham; Members of the Conservative Club, Members of the Tontine Club, Friends at Bodidris Hall, Llandsgla; Mr and Mrs Jones, Park-road; Mr Mills, Mr Waddup, and Friends, Newlands Manor, Lymington Mr aod Mrs Price, Tanybryn Gardens, Abergele; Col West, Mrs Cornwallis West, Mr G Hieztrd, Mrs G P Dewhurst, Major Birch, Mr R E Birch, Mis, Pilkington, the Mount, St Asaph Mr W H Forder, Yorkshire: Supt Woollam, Llanrwst; Mr Rowan, Mc Roberts, chemist; Mr Mills, Miss Waddup, Newlands Manor Mr R 0 Jones, Penllan Mr C Price, Aberg-ele; Mr W G Hodgson, Mr Davies, Wern Mills Miss Jordan, Kidderminster; Mr Stockton, Bodidris; Mr and Mrs Nicholnon, Altrinch.ni Mr Swainson Mr and Mrs Setlon, Hollin- wood; Mr and Mrs Bull, Lichfiel Mr Strange wood, Cefn Mist- Bolwell, Mr Elliot, Preston; Mr Jones, Bangor; Mr an I Mre Mansell, Birmingham: Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Pool Park FArm; Mr and Mrs W Jones, Park-road; Miss Richardson, Mrs Telford, Botrual, Corwen; Mr and Mrs White, Mr R H Williams, Miss Litlow, College, Derby The Members of the Constitu- tional Club, Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Walsall; Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Birmingham Mr C Brand, Birmingham; Mrs Wilcox, Ireland; Miss Cant, Bodidris; Mrs Ellworthy, Pool Park Miss Griffiths, Birmingham. —
Funeral of Master R. J. Edwards. The remains of Ma ter Rober" John Edwards, the fifteen year old son of M„ and Mrs John Edwards, 136a, Mwrog-street, Ruthin, were laid to rest on Tuesday, September 1st. The services at the housejjand graveside were con- ducted by the Rev E Stephens. The coffin was carried by six fellow-members of his Sunday School Class. There were present Mr and Mrs Edwards (father and mother,) Master T Richard Edwards (brother,) M.&ry Alice, Annie, Jennie, Dorothy, Gwladys, Gwenith (sisters,) Mr Peter Williams (grandfather); Mr E: ward Griffiths, Rhyi Mr and Mrs Evan Jones, Tyn-y- Minfiordd Mr John Williams, Giyncerriog Mr Thomas William", Nantlys, Bodfari; Mr and Mrs J Price, Mwrog-streat; Mr Lewis Roberts, Graigfechan; Mr John Edwards, lihos-street; Mrs Williams, Leamington House; Mrs Ellen Williams, Closaenog Mr J Price, Penybont; Mr R T and Mr E Price and Miss Price, Mr John Roberts, Mr Lewis Roberts, Mr Albert Wynne Williams, Mr W Blower and Miss Blower, Mr R W Williams, Miss E Williams. The following wreaths were sent:— U In ever loving memory and sweet remem- branceiof our dear Robert John", from Father, Mother, Brother and Sisters. "With much love from your Uncle Tom, Nantlys". "In loving memory from Cousins John and Annie Price". In loving memory from Uncle and Aanty; 26, Mwrog-street' In loving memory from Aunty L;zzie. "From Aunty Ann and Family with deep sympithy and love". Gyda cydymdeimlad oddiwrth ei Athraw yn Ysgol Sabbothol Bethania". With sinoere sympathy from M C Price, Cross Keys". In loving memory from Llewelyn Elfyn Jones". "With much sympathy from Mis Salter and family". With deep sympathy from A J Price". "From Mwrog House with sym- pathy'. Master J G Jones, his playmate; Master George Williams, Mr and Mrs J McGowan. From all at 58, Mwrog-street Master Willie Owen, Mr and Mrs T J Edwards, Mrs J McGowan, Mrs Lewis and family (Penybont), Mrs Ellis and children, Master J E Williams, Me E Thomas, Borthyn; "CyfaiII." "Deep sympathy" from Mr and Mrs R H Jones, Mwrog-street; Messrs R Evans, John Ellis, and R D Jones, Mwrog- street Mr and Mrs T J Roberts, Mr Owen Williams, Rhos-street; and Mr John Edwards, Rhos-street.—The coffin was of beautifully polished oak, supplied by Mr John Edwards, Joiner, Rhos- street.Mr and Mrs Edwards and family wish to tender their thanks for the great sympathy shown them in thier sad bereavement.
Ruthin County Court. WEDNBSDAT. — Before His H)noar Judge Moss, and the Registrar (Air R Humphreys Roberts). BLACKSMITH'S COMPENSATION A claim for compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act was made by John Lloyd, a working blacksmith, of Stryt Bach, Llanycban, against John Thomas Lloyd, proprietor of traction engines and thrashing machines, Plas Meredith, Gyffylliog. Mr R Vincent Johnson appeared for the plaintiff. According to the facts advanced in support of the claim, the plaintiif entered the defendant's employ on January 21st, and the accident happened the follow- ing Thursday week. Plaintiff wan attend- ing to a threshing engine, and the. little finger of his right band was badly crushed when the traction engine was being moved from Tynycaeau to Bacheirig. As a result of the accident the finger would not bend, and he was unable to use the kuife for shoeing. Dr T 0 Jones said he attended the plaintiff for the accident on January 30th. I The finger was very much crushed, the bone fractured, and the injury had resulted in permanent stiffness. The plaintiff was unable to work for five or six weeks. In answer to the Judge, witness believed that a man with a stiff little finger would be able to discharge the ordinary duties of a blacksmith. Thomas Lloyd, engine driver in the employ of the defendant, said he asked the plaintiff to assist him with the engine by feeding it. The man who regularly did this work was poorly, and the plaintiff re- placed him at witness' request. The defendant contended that the plain- tiff was not in his employ. He sent two men out with the engine, but the plaintiff was not one of them. Eventually when the engine was at Plas-yn-rhos he learned that the man who usually fed the engine had fallen ill, and the driver told defendant that the plaintiff had taken his place temporarily. He, however, never paid the plaintiff anything, and gave instructions that he was not to follqw the engine any further than Maesyllan, which was visited before the accident occurred. The Judge found that, despite the I conflict of evidence, the applicant was in J the employ of the defendant, and awarded him X2 5s compensation for the time he was incapacitated. He found that the applicant was at the present time earning 12s a week, which was equal to the amount of his wage before the accident, but as the damage to the finger might diminish his wage earning capacity he ordered that liability in this respect should be duly registered. Costs followed the verdict. SEQUEL TO A CHANGE OF SOLICITORS. The next case in the list came to an end under unusual circumstances. It was an action in which William Wilkinson, farmer, Cae Gwyn, Gyffylliog, sued John Jones, labourer, of Clubbp's Cottages, Mwrog-street, Ruthin, for Xll 7s 7d over, paid as wages, and £2 8s 1 Id paid in bills on the defendant's behalf. Mr 0 R Moseley appeared on late instructions to act for Mr A 0 Evans for the plaintiff, and Mr W 0 Jones defended. Mr Jones stated that the case originally csme on for hearing in April, but on his application was adjourned for .further particulars of claim to be supplied, the defendant paying 10s into court to cover the costs. This was the third occasion on which the case had ben mentioned, but the pa-t culars asked for had not yet been supplied. NVh-n Mr Moseley rose to address the court, the Judge objected to hearing him on the ground that no notice of change of solicitor had been given, it being necessary to give 48 hours notice when there was a change of solicitors. Mr Jones said his present application was that the case should be struck out, and that the 10s paid into court be refunded to the defendant. He based his application on the ground that the plain- tiff had not complied with the order of the court in reference to the supplying of pa i t c ulars. Mr Moseley again rose to address the court, but The Judge interposed with the remark I cannot hear you. He added that it was no use for the Judges to make court rules if solicitors did not abide by them. Mr Moseley It is net my fault. The Judge I am not blaming you, or indeed anyone in particular. I have nothing before me indicating the change of solicitor, and I therefore find on that fact. His Honour asked the plaintiff what he had to say on the matter. Mr Wilkinson I did not know that the case was coming on until I came here to- day. The Judge I am referring to the par- ticulars of claim. Why have they not been supplied ? The plaintiff: They are in Mr Evans' hands. I paid the bills, and have the receipts. Mr Evans telephoned me this morning that through an oversight the particulars had not been furnished to Mr Jones. The Judge: As the particulars have not been furnished the case is struck out. Mr W 0 Jones And the 10s paid out ? The Judge: Yes; costs to follow. MORE COURT ETIQUETTE. Griffith Roberts, Penyoae, Bodfari, was sued by John Roberts, Pwllnaid, Llaneli- dan, for £4: 15s Od alleged to be doe as rent of house and land. The plaintiff conducted his own case, and Mr 0 R Moseley, on behalf of the defendant, said he was in exactly the same position as he had been in the previous case. The Judge: I cannot hear you. I think it is very wrong. Mr Rowland Jones, clerk to Mr A 0 Evans, here rose with a view to offering an explanation. The Judge: Who are you? Mr Jones I am Mr Evans' clerk, sir. The Judge: We don't hear solicitor's clerks here. I shall have the man in the street" coming here to address me soon. Judgment was given for the plaintiff tor 23 15s Od, with costs. TWO PIGS ONE TALE. John Jones, Clubbe's Cottages, Ruthin, was sued by J T Clubbe, Mwrog-street, for 208 in respect of the keep of two pigs. The case arose out of a police court summons for the alleged theft of the pigs brought under the notice of the magistrates some two months ago. According to the plaintiff's wife, she bought the two pigs from the defendant, the arrangement being that the money should be found by her daughter who was out ih service. She fed the pigs for six weeks, and then the defendant took them from the stye at the Lion and sold them at Messrs Leathes' Auction Mart. The defendant said he sold M the pigs to the woman's husband for 20»., the con- dition being that the money was paid within a month. This the plaintiff failed to do, so after waiting another week defendant took possession of the pigs and sold them for 17s 6d. The Judge nonsuited the plaintiff. CASES STRUCK OUT. Messrs E B Jones & Co., brought an aotion against John Jones, Ty Newydd, Llanfwrog, for .£10 in respect of goods sold. Mr 0 R Moseley appeared for the defendant. A youthful assistant, in the employ of the plaintiffs, appeared to support the claim, but could produce no books, or other proof that the goods had bi en supplied. The case was struck out, with costs for the defendant. The Ruthin Soda Water Company had entered an action against A E Williams, confectioner. 26, High-street, Prestatyn, for R9 163 7d, goods sold. There was no appearance on behalf of the plaintifls, and the case was struck out. 0
Town Council. SPECIAL MEETING: FIRE STATION PROPOSAL. A special meeting of the Ruthin Town Council was held on Tuesday evening, when there were present The Mayor (Councillor T J Rouw), Alderman John Roberts, and T H Ruberts, and Councillors William Brockleburst, R Harris Jones, R J Jones, William Jones, Charles Price, Robert Roberts, T J Roberts, and R H Williams, together with the Town Clerk (Mr Baldwin Griffiths), and the Borough Surveyor (Mr J Rice Jones). COUNCIL TO PAY. The Council had previous!y met in com- mittee, and a report of these proceedings was presented for adoption. In reference to the claim made by Mr A 0 Evans on behalf of his client, W Salter, for damages based on injuries received through failing over some building materials outside his residence, on July 28th, the committee recommended that an off"r of Z7 7s be made without prejudice in full settlement of the claim made. This recommendation was confirmed. L FIRE BRIGADE PROPOSAL. Arising out of the application of the Fire Brigade for the conversion of the fOWl m market into a fire station, it WI18 resolved that a committee consisting of the Mayor, Alderman John Roberts, and T H Roberts, and Councillors William Brocklehurst, and William Jones be appointed a special committee, to interview the, officers of the Fire Brigade with a view to arriving at an understanding as to the present position of the Brigade in relation to the rown Council, and that the consideration of the provision of a new fire station be deferred pending the presentation of this special committee's report. FOR FOOTBALLERS. The Ruthin Football Club made appli- cation for goal posts to be fixed at the Recreation Ground, to enablo smaller clubs of the town to practice. It was resolved that the Surveyor be instructed to fix the facilities asked for.
CORRESPONDENCE. We Jo not necessarily agrse with the opinions expressed in this column. t) ar columns ftre open to all persons, no matter whiit may be their religious and political opinions, or what view they may take on local and general topics. Write clearly on one side of the paper ONLY. Real name and adJress must acoompauyevery communication to secure insertion of the letter. Letters MOST reach the Editor not later than THURSDAY.
OLD AGE PENSIONS. RUTHIN DISTRICT. To the Editor of the FREE PRESS. Sir,— The thanks of all broad-minded people are due to Calvados for his exposure in your issue of September 12th cf the latest political move on the part of the Radicals of Denbigh- shire. The working of this Act, one of the most important ever passed, is to be entrusted into the hands of a representative (?) com- mittee, consisting of nobody unless he is a Radical and Nonconformist, eight of whom are Methodists and one a Wesleyan. Might I ask what the qualifications of the elected gentle- men are, and if the one elected from outside the district (Alderman E W Thomas) was to demonstrate that the whole of the best of the intellect of Ruthin and neighbourhood was exhausted. Let them hoist their banner, "None need app'y unless he or she be a Radical and Non- conformist." It makes men's blood boil to see how things are administered in the county, especially those who, like your obedient servant, HAVE TO PAY THE PIPER.
OLD-AGE PENSIONS. ) RUTHIN SUB.COMMITTEE. To the Editor of the FREE PRESS. Sir, —" Calvados wants his grievance thoroughly ventilated in the Press. Ventilation might certainly he useful if only to clear the air of such a redundancy of epithets as gross and shameless," grossly unfair," narrow minded bigots," "glaring and unjust," "narrow minded outlook," glaring unfairness," "pettifogging meanesses," "gross and deli- berate." Has Calvados in his travels come across a br >ad minded bigot ? Calvados" tails r us It makes the blood of honest men boil to see such bigots in au;hority." Is his temperature above normal ? Are the Denbighshire ratepayers who placed these bigots in authority honest men ? We owe this literary production to the fact that the Committee is composed of Radicals and Nonconformists, a species of humanity which needs be printed in italics lest the innocent words- in their vicinity be con- taminated. The majority of these members happen to have been elected by th& inhabitants of the District to represent them upon the County Council, and to the latter body the work of putting the Act into operation has been entrusted. It is singular that the bulk of the English County Councils and Municipal Corporations have followed the example of this misguided body of small administrative capacity. The- County Council—elected by the people I —is hall-marked Radical. '3he County Benches —not so electei—are hall-marked Tory. Calvados has a secondary grievance, viz., the preponderance of farmers on the Committee, f Does he know the extent of the Ruthin Sub- I Committee and the Agricultural areas com- prised in it? But "Calvados" has discovered that farmers see no farther than their own turnip tops. It makes one wonder which would be easier—to see farther than or through Calvados' own turnip top. Calvados excels himself in his peroration, when,, with prophetic eye, he predicts the grand, fina.le. He soars high and espies a dung-hill. We. Rqdical swine, shall be de- lighted to go there if Cabados" will promise to send: us some of his gems to keep us going, SHUN.
LLANDDULAS. Rector-Is Appointment. NEW CANON OF ST ASAPH CATHEDRAL. The Bishop of St Asaph has conferred the canonry in bis Cathedral rendered vacant by the death of Canon Dobell upon the Rev C F Roberts, M.A., rector of Llanddulas, the origin- ator and editor for thirteen years of the present Diocesan Calendar and Clergy List. The new canon is the youngest and only sur- viving son of the late Rev David Roberts, M.A., rector of Llanelidan, Ruthin, and grandson of the late Rev William Roberts, M.A., of Galliy- beren, Carnarvonshire, sometime rector of Llanddeinidlen. Graduating at Christ's College, Cambridge, he was ordained deacon in 18a6 by the Bishop of St Asaph, and, two years later, priest by the Bishop of Ely. He afterwards served in the curacies of Llanelidan, Keystone, Hunts L'anfyllin, and Newtown, Mongomery- sbire. In 1895 be became vicar choral of St Cathedral and vicar of St Asaph, and in the following year issued the first volume of the S:, Asapn Diocesan Calendar and Clergy List, which has appeared annually ever since. In lSS7 he was appointed rector of Llanddulas. He is one of the assessors under the Clergy Discipline Act, being elected to the office by the clergy of the Archdeaconry of St Asaph. The new canon also takes an active interest in secular affairs, as chairman of the Llanddulas Parish Council and Sanitary Committee, and as the representative of the parish on the St Asaph Board of Guardians, &c.
ST. ASAPH. "BRONWYLFA." The Garden for August 29th contains a coloured plate of new polyanthus primroses grown by Mr W A Watts and named as above. THE COUNTY SCHOOL. The term commenced on Tuesday last The staff has been augmented, the Governors'hav- ing recently appointed a French master (Mr Holt). THE ROE READING ROOM. This room will be re-opened on Saturday next, when the first of the season's "Happy Hour Entertainments will also take place. Extensive alterations have been carried out, and the room made cheerful and comfortable. CHILDREN'S TREAT. The School Children were entertained to tea at the Palace grounds on Friday last. After- wards they Sang several of their school songs, and concluded with a capital rendition of the Welsh National Anthem, and three cheers for Miss Branston, the Bishop and Mrs Edwards. MEDICAL SUCCESS. Miss Muriel Lloyd, second daughter of Dr Henry Lloyd, of Arsyllfa, has successfully passed the Preliminary Scientific Examina- tion of the London University. She is a student at the London School of Medicine for Women. Miss Lleyd intends going in for the degrees of M.B., B.Sc. London. KYRLE SOCIETY. There is plenty of musical and elocutionary talent in our midst. Is it not possible to or- ganize them, for the purpose of having Satur- day evening penny concerts, and an occasional visit to the Workhouse. Workhouse at best is one dull round, with a slight break at Christ- mas or the New Year. We commend the idea to the String Band. EMPLOYEES' SUPPER. The Bishop and Mrs Edwards entertained their employees, about 30 in number, with their wives to a splendid supper at the Palace, on Monday in celebration of their daughter's wedding. The ages varied from 16 to 85 years, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Toasts of the Bride and Bridegroom, the Bishop and Mrs Edwards, and the Palace family were duly honoured. SUDDEN. DEATH OF MAJOR LESLIE. We regret to announce the death of Major Leslie, which took place at Eirianfa on Thurs- day-Worning last. Hailing from County Antrim, he was connected with some of the best families in the North of Ireland He had lived amongst us for nine years. He was an expert fisherman and a genuine sportsman- but of late, owing to his suffering from an in- ternal complaint he had been unable to indulge in his favourite pastime of angling. The funeral takes place at St Asaph Cemetery to-day (Saturday). THE NEW READING ROOM. The Roe-wen Reading Room was duly opened on Saturday last by Miss Nool H Bibby (Lady President). Miss Bibby, in declaring the Club open, wished it every success, and presented it with an engraving of His Majesty the King.— Mr J Hartley Bibby (Chairman), in a short speech, said that be was glad to have been able to start the Reading Room, which he tiusted would be a pleasure to them all.—Mr Lloyd, Roe-wen, made a suitable reply, and thanked Mr and Mrs Hartley Bibby and Miss Noel Bibby for the interest they were taking in the village. CHOIR TRIP. On Thursday last the members of the Parish Church Choir left on their annual trip. The place selected was Port Sanlight, near Birken- head—where they were privileged to inspect the extensive works of Messrs Lever Brothers, the well-known soap makers. Afterwards they inspected one of the ocean grey-hounds lying at anchor in the mersey—the Campmia. Dur- ing the year—although their services are given voluntarily- their attendance especially at the morning services has been excellent. -Let's Sv-ap they found more sunlight in the Wirrall Peninsular than we have experienced lately. EVENING CONTINUATION CLASSES. Is there any truth in the saying "that the citizens are oft at boiling point, but cool down with a remarkable rapidity ? Iwo months ago there were highly successful Continuation Classes at which young men and maidens''— in separate schools of course—congregated in goodly numbers to improve themselves men- tally, and at the close of the session passed a successful examination. Last winter witnessed a serious decline in attendance; so serious in fact that they had to be abandoned as far as the young men are concerned, and the ques- tion is asked what is the cause therefor. Are employers of labour sufficiently alive to the advantages of these classes ? Didl the dancing classes prove more attractive or why ? It is certainly not very creditable to a highly favoued educational centre that such priceless opportunities for improvement are not better appreciated. We are completely at sea as to what are the intentions of the promoters for the cotaing winter, except that sewing classes will commence at the Girls' school early in Ocfcobar.—Mr Lever, of Port Suralight insists that every employee under the age of 18 years must attend the evening classes-and if this course was insisted upon by parents and em- ployers the classes would be successful. «
Revision Couct. D'liD NOT WANT A VOTE. At the St Asaph Revision Courb,. an Tuesday, the Assistant Overseer said that a man who was claimed for by the party agent said be did not want a vote, and therefore he had not put his name on the list. The Barrister said it was the duty of the. Assistant Overseer to put on the list everyone who was entitled to a vote, whetlfcer he wanted one or not. The Assistant Overseer said the man was very persistent in his objection to a vote, and gave fa at, which would debar him from being 1 on the list for Division I. Mr BIJby (Conservative agent) The only vote he can get is a Parliamentary vote. The Barrister Yes, but he dbes not want a vote at all.
CERRIGYDRUIDION. Presentation to the Rev. J. R. dones. A wry pleasant evening was spent at the schoolroom on Tuesday evening, tne occasion being the presentation of a wadding gift to the Rev J R Jones, curate-in-charge and his bride on the occasion of their weduing. Although Mr Jones has only been in the Parish for nine months, he bad made a host of friends, and the members of the congregation and many others, very readily subscribed, and it was decided that the present should be the Hast I n¡;r8 Dictionary to tbe Bible," at the published price of J66 bs.. The preseritati, IL was made on behalf of tbe subscribers by Mis Freme, and Mr Jones heartily thanktd the subscribers for their exprps-ijn of good will. The Chairman was Mr W R Parry, the conductor being Mr Tom Owen; and the programme was contributed to by Misses Myfanwy Matthews, Pauline Buckley, Messrs Matthews, David Jones and R Parry, the Male Voice Party, and the mixed choir. The Chair- man and the Rector of Llanfyliin delivered addresses. The arrangements were carried out by Mr E Morris Evans, the secretary. Votes of thanks to the Chairman, Conductor, and those who had sustained the programme were passed. [We are also indebted to another corres- pondent for a report, which, however, came after the above was in type. —EDITOR.
"llamiuyst. PROPERTY SALE.—Ty'n Ddol Farm, Gwyth- erin, was offered for sale by Messrs Robert & Rogers Jones on Tuesday lust, the ]5th inst., at the Eagles Hotel, Llanrwst, and after some spirited competiiion, the property vas sold for £ 1,175 to Mr William Jones, of Ty Celyn, Llansannan, a sin of the former cwner. Mr John Davies, solicitor, Denbigh, wa concernea for the vendor.
ST. ASAPH I Primrose League Fete. | A very successful Primrose League fete was held at St Asaph yesterday (Thursday). There was a very larae attendance present, which showed that Mrs Howard, the Dame President, was thoroughly justified in bringing the St Asaph Habitation back to life after a lapse of about eight years. Amongst those present were Col and Mrs Howard, Col and Mrs Johnson, Mr Harold Edwards, Mrs Aitken, Mr W Watts, Col Robert Wynn, D.S.O., Capt and Mrs Wilkinson, Mr and Mrs Buxton, MissNesta Williams, Mrs Williams, Mrs Mellor, Mrs Walthall, and others. The fete took the Walthall, and others. The fete took the form of sports, such as pole leaping, races, I and dancing, which were heartily. engaged in by those present, and were held in Elwy Grove Park, whic-b was kindly given up for the occasion by the Thursday Football Club, who had arranged a practice match for that day. The tea was excellently eup- plied by Mr and Mrs Roberts, of the Plough Hotel, and about 200 sat down to a splendid tea. The Llanddulas Silver Band played some charming selections of music'during the afternoon and evening, and the whole fete proved to be most enjoyable. Some speech-making took place after tea was served, and Col Johnson, the Ruling Councillor, extended a very cordial wel- come on behalf of the St Asaph Habitation to Mr Sam Thompson, the prospective Con- servative candidate for West Denbighshire. He bad great pleasure in introducing him to all present and in calling upon him to address them. He would remind that the League did not exist solely for the mere purpose of providing tea and sports for the members, t'ut for the more serious under- tiking the political education of the people by means of spreading literature dealing with political subjects and history. No doubt Mr Thompson would be better able to explain the objects of the League better than he could, and he had much pleasure in calling on him to do so (applause). Mr Thompson, in the course of his re- marks, said he was delighted to see the St Asaph Habitation of the Primrose League so healthy and strong after being neglected for about eight years. It had been a very successful resasicitation, and he hoped that it would prove a very valuable help to Mr Tilby and Mr Harold Edwards in their endeavour to wrest the constituency from the Radical party (applause). Speak- ing of the object of the L^agae, Mr Thompson said it was organised for the maintenance of religion, the constitution of the Empire, the maintenance of a strong navy, and to keep green the memory 01 that great statesman, Lord Biaconsfield, who was not only the finest foieigu minister they bad had, but a man who had done more than anyone else for the working classes of country (applause). In com- memor lting his memory they were re- membering one of the greatest friends the working classes bad ever harl. It was Lord Beaconsfield whose remarkable forsight had led him to say that this country would live to regret the day when they rejected the corn laws and introduced free trade. They had come to that period now, as was evidenced by the lack of employment and the unfair competition their manufactured goods had to compete with in foreign and home markets. It was through Lord Beaoonstield's foresight that this country had purohased Suez Canal at a cost of six millions, and now they were reaping the beneSt of about five millions a year from it (applause). Mr Thompson went on to criticise the Liberal Government and re- ferred to the Licensing Bill, which he showed conclusively was thoroughly unjust. In conclusion he asked all present to work their hardest for the two splendid candi- dates they had for the next election (applause). Mr Harold Edwards proposed a cor.];al (vote of thanks to Mr Thompson for his in- teresting and lucid speech.
I MAY WE 'COLLAR" AND I "CUFF" YOU. i. i t JOSEPH LEWIS, I 39) High Street, DENBIGH. II if
Mr W Price seconded, and it was carried with acclamation. Col Howard proposed a hearty vote of t'ui^ks to Col Johnson, the ruling coun- cillor; Mrs Howard, the dame president; Miss Nesta Williams, the hon secretary y Mrs Aitken, the hon treasurer; and the Stewards for their va!uable services to the League during the past year. Col Robert Wynn. D.S.O., seconded. Mr Thompson returned thanks.
HHYL. SUCCESSFUL SALE. Mr Chas Sheffield on Tuesday last conducted a very successful sale of the costly furniture and effects, at Tan Llan, Rhyl. Despite the heavy rainfall, tho sale attracted a. numerous assembly, including buyers from Birmingham, Liverpool, Chester.-and Manchester. The china, silver, books and some of the furniture real- ized exceptionally high prices, amongst which were old china cups and saucers, 18 8s 6d services tea ware, X 12; pair candelabra, C4 15s; epergne. £ 1 Sheffield pljite tray and two slaver, M 7s 6d books, iJll 12s 6d old oak chest. t5. Of the furniture in the house the secretaire bookcase reached £ 10, oak sideboard, £ 45; drawing room suite, £ 20 1 Is 6d grand piano, X31 grandfather's clock, XIO 10s; mahogany bedroom suite, £ 17 7s 64; burr walnut suite, t30 9s, &c., &c.
NANTGLYN. CHILDRTC^'S REAT.- Last Friday the school children were kindly invited to Mysevin to a tea party. The day was, beautifully fine. The children marchod from school, with the ieachers, and reached Myssvin about 4 p.m. The tables were tastefully arranged cutside t'1e mansion, and laden with all gocd things. Aft r tea sports and races were indulged in, and prizes were given by Mrs Owen to the winners. Afterwards, the children gathered in front of the house, and sang Welsh airs and recited. The Rev E J Davies appropriately proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs Owen for her kindness in giving the children such a treat which they will soon not forget. Mr W Charchill Owen very suitably responded on be- half of his mother. Hearty cheers were given to the kind family of Mysevin by the children. Before leaving every child was given a packet of sweets. The following waited on the child- ren :-Mrs Owen, Mrs Wynne Edwards, M a Davies, Rectory Miss Scott, Tanygyrt; Miss Lloyd, and the Rector.
A REMEDY FOR"PNEUMONIA. A simple romody which is said to be a sure- cure for pneumonia has been formally published by a foreign health board. It is officially given as i'olluws: "Take six or ten onions, according to :1.2, and chor. liuo, put in a large pan over hot tiro, thee add the same quantity of rye meal and vinegar enough to form a thick paste. In. the meanwhile stk it thoroughly, letting it sim- mer five or ten minute?. Then put in a cotton bag large enough to cover the lungs and apply to chest as hot as patient can bear. In about ten minutes apply another, and thus continue by rehearing the poultices, and ;n a few hours the patient will be out of danger. rlhis simple remedy has never failed to cure this too-often on, fatal malady. Usually three or four applications will be suflicient. L'ut continue always until tha perspiration starts freely from the chest."
THINGS YOUNG WIYES SHOULD KNOW. There are many things that young wives should know. The most important is that neces- sities should be selected in preference to merely decorative articles of furniture. That it is not wise to provide too many pots, -n. kettles, and pans when furnishing a kitchen. That it is always decidedly cheaper in the end to buy only good carpets and good furniture. That, no matter how limited the income, & small sum should be put aside regularly for the proverbial tvuny day. That a simple dinner, well served, is decidedly more enjoyable than an elaborate dinner poorly served. That a practical knowledge of tho "economy of good cookery will be absolutely necessary for the young housewife, no matter how much help" she can afford to keep. That all bills for marketing should be paid weekly, or. better still, when the articles ara bought. That, with care and economy, a small amount of money, saved weekly, will do wonders. That it is important to be systematic in look- ing after the left-overs. That old cold vegetables and scraps of meat may be used in soupvs and salads and croquettes, and in many apperising ways too numerous to mention. That where there's a will there's a way," oven if the means arc limited.
FRUIT SOUPS. Fruit is a pleasant alternative to the ordinary consomme or ereme at dinner, says a writer in the buihj Graphic* During the hot weather many fashionable hoetes.-es are offering 4heir guests iced fruit soup as a fir.-t course. Dainty glasses and bouillon cup-, are in fac-t being Boid (specially for the fruit soup. A famous chef at one of the fashionable hotels. i on being interviewed gave some valuable advice on the preparation of fruit soup. "The fruit should be stewed very gently. 1'0 that all the juice is extracted without the flavour being lost in the proce.-v. The puree of fruit should then be passed through s t-ieve. and an equal quantity of water added. Sago. arrowroot, tapioca. &c., arc good thickening mediums, and should be added in the proportion of one teaspoonful to each pint of juice. PmxE SOUP.—Wash a pound of prunes well and "oak them in a quart of cold water over night. In the morning place on the back of the stove with an additional generous pint of water, letting come -lowly to the simmering point. Add a little cinnamon and lemon peel and two tablespoonfuls of tapioca or sago. letting barely simmer until the prunes are tender and the sago I or tapioca clear, then stir in a half cupful of claret. Let the soup boil up- then re-move im- I mediately and serve. Another method of making prune soup is as follows: Use one-third prunes and two-thirds peaches, fresh or dried- A the latter, soak, sim- mer..and mash to a puip tnrough a sieve. Dilute with boiling water tv.o p'.nts to each pint of fruit—and thicken with a dessertspoonful of 1 cornflour.-
IRISH BACON (FROM FARM FED PIGS). ( The Irish Pig is the Irish Party we especially Admire. Come and see him in his priaiest Quality and you li like him The Emerald Isl& is noted for its production of Rich, Sweet, Juicy, Delicious Bacou of an appetizing flavour. Mild—WITHOUT INSIPIDITY. FOR BREAKFAST AND FOR EVERY MEAL, A Relishing Luxury that suits all Palates. NOTii E. B. JONES & CO.. Bacon Specialists, s People's Purveyors of Primest Provisions St. Asaph, Denbigh, & Ruthin.. 1/1
OLD-AGE PENSIONS COMMITTEE. RU rHIN SUB-DISTRICT. To the Editor of the FREE PRESS. Sir,—I have read the letter of Calvados with much pleasure and quite agree with him (or her) that it is a shame that no Churchman or Conservative is on the above Committee. What petty Jacks-in-oiffce these Radical County Councillors are I note with amazement that although there are plenty of old women on the Committee, yet there are no other women cc-opted. This is not right; for though some of the present nominees may be good enough judges of the male applicants, it takes a woman to judge I another woman's age. Perhaps they will apply the rough and ready method they would use with mares, viz., examine their teeth Surely the Committee will hasten to co-opt some Suffragettes, and so save themselves from ignominy! Also I note that an insult has been levelled at the office of Mayor. Why is not the Chief Civic Dignitary cf the ancient Borough of Ruthin put upon the Committee? The Mayor of the town ought to be ex-oficio one of the members of this body. This course is adopted by all other fair-dealing Councils. But the Denbighshire County Council is lost to all sense of decency. And always has been since it was under the control of Radicals and Non- conformists. —Yaurs, &c., RUTHIN.