DENBIGH. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The preacher next Sunday will be the Rev Tom Evans, M.A., B.D., Bala. OLD AilE PENSIONS OFFICER. At a meeting of the Denbigh district old age pensions committee, Dr Lloyd being the chair- man, held on Wednesday, Mr Gwilym Parry, the Liberal Agent of West Denbighshire, was appointed as secretary of the committee. WELSH AMATEUR CUP DRAW. The draw for the Welsh Amateur Football Cup was made at Wrexham on Wednesday, Denbigh being drawn against Ruthin in the preliminary round at Ruthin, the to be played off on or before October 31st. PRESENTATION. At a concert to be held at the Church House, Denbigh, on Monday night, a presentation will -be made to Captain Thomas on his departure for Lampeter, being got up by those associated with him in his work in the Henllan-street Mission. THE LATE REV. R. 0. WILLIAMS. Denbigh readers will regret to hear of the death of a former well-known townsman, namely, the Rev R 0 Williams, Vicar of Holy- well, and son of the once famous town clerk of Denbigh (Mr Richard Williams). An obituary rotice appears in another column. TRAIN ALTERATIONS. Numerous changes in the times of the arrival and departure of local trains will come iato force on October 1st. Further particulars will be found in the time table in our next issue, but meantime we may mention that the time of practically every train in the direction of Rhyl has been altered. MISS (LOUIE JAMES. Miss Louie James, who is very well-known as a vocalist of considerable ability., has been singing at Rhyl Pavilion this week. She has scored a tremendous success at Rhyl, and on eaok.appearance received a most hearty and well deserved encore, so that she has had to fitag no less than fix songs at a single concert. Ucdoubtedly she has a bright musical career in-front of her. DENBIGH TERRITORIALS. The shooting for the Morris Tube cup took place during last week, concluding on Friday evening. The following were the prize winners:—Conditions: Seven rounds at 16 yards in the Drill Hall, night shooting. 1 and •cup, Pte G W Wainwright, 34 2, Sergt J 0 Thomas, 32 3, Sergt-Instructor J Pays, 32 4, Sergt W Williams, 31; 5, Pte E Jones, 31; 6, Bandmaster C M Humphreys, 80; 7, Pte E Jones, 30 8, Pte T A Davies, 2i; 9, Corpi T E -Llovd, 28; 10, Colour-Sergt T Roberts, 27 11, Pte T Batten, 26 12, Corpl C Boycott, 26. SPECIAL MUSIC: ORGANIST'S YUND. We venture again to direct the attention of our English Church readers to the special effort to augment the organist's fund, which has claims upon all who enjoy the helpful and beautiful musical services provided. We there- fore draw attention to the performance of Garrett's Harvest Cantata in St David's Church, by an augoaented choir, on Sunday evening next, and the fact that the collections at the English services throughout the day will be devoted to the English Organist's Fund. We anticipate a large congregation on Sunday night, and, we hope, a correspondingly large collection. TERRITORIAL ARMT APPOINTMENTS. In the4th (Denbighshire) R.W.F. the under- mentioned officers, from the 1st Vol. Batt. R.W.F., are appointed to the battalion with rank and precedouce as in the Volunteer Force -Lieut-Col and Hon Col T A Wynne-Edwards, Major and Hon Lieut-Col E J Swayne, Major A E Johnson, Capts J Jenkins, J C Davies, W R Wilson, G R Mayos, S D Meredith-Jones, J B Bury, F B Clouph, T Sanson, T 0 Bury (to be superoumerary, Lieuts T J Reuw, C Morris, B W Griffith, B Roberts, Seo-Liea^ J A Davies, Qr-Master and Hon Capt T Surnnal (April 1st). In the 5th (Flintshire) R.Wi'F., Capt E S Clarke to be i%fajor (July 1st). COUNTY SCHOOL SUCCESSES, At the meeting of che Seuate of the Univer- sity College of Wales at Aberystwyth, held on Monday, amougst other entrance Scholarships and exhibitions awarded, on the results of ex- aminations, Mr Richard Owen Jones, youngest son of Mr Jones, grocer, Llanrhaiadr, and a scholar at the Denbigh County School, was awarded an open exhibition of Another buch award has been made by the Senate of Bangor College to Mr T R Knowles, son of Mr David Knowles, Vale-street, Denbigh, In his case the award was of 920, and it will be remembered that he last week also gained a County exhibition of £ 25. Another Denbigh- shire scholar, namely, Mr Moulsdalo Williams, of Wrexham County School, gained at Aber- ystwyth the Principal's scholarship of £ 40. ANNIVEHSAfiT SERVICES. Tne anniversary services in connection with the Capel Mawr C.M. Chapel-vere held on Sunday. There were crowded congregations, the special preacher being the R-v Thomas Jones, Khostyllen, one of the best known preachers in the Calvinistic Methodist Con- nexion. At the evening service the ohapel was packed, the benches placed in the aisles as well as the seats on the,floor and in the gallery being filled and several having to stand. After the sermon Madame Laura Evans, the well- known prima donna of Welsh sopranos, give a very impressive rendering of hymn 6C5 in the Calvinistic Mgchqdist hymn books Dros bechadur buosbiarw," to the the tune, Rhyd Groes." The colleetions during the day in aid of the Chapel funds amounted .to a very handsome sum, vku, £ 83 odd. WAIF SATURDAY. It is hoped that te-day, (Saturday) the,people ef Denbigh, as in past years, will generou-ily support the icE6use of Dr Bdornardo's Komes, this day being set apart for collecting purposes, when boxes will be brought round tor dona- tion;. The public should bear in mind that there are over 8,000 children to be fed and clothed in the Homes. No destitute child is ever refused .admission, and tfcose at present inhabitating the homes are of all ages and from all parts af the country. Thousands of those who have passed through Dr Barnardo's Homes are now successful citizens of the Empire. Theee are no fewer tha-n 1,150 bliod, deaf and dumb, crippled, or otherwise disilbled children to be cared for, and everyone- should feel it a duty aaoi a pleasure to,glxe somethitig towards the upkeep of this most useftfl institution. # DENBIGHSHIRE .EDUCATION. At a meeting ef the Denbighshire SducatioE Committee, at Chester, on Friday, the follow- ing awards were made :—County exhibitions on .£30, J H Mackie (ftuabon), and T L Heywood (Wrexham) county exhibitions of £ 2%^ Arthur William VVilliame (Wrexham), aud T R Knowles (Denbigbl; two exhibitions of C25 jreserved from last year., Margaret Jane Salisbury (Wrexhaaa Girls' School), an(f H H Jones (Denbigh). The Chairman remarked that the west end of the county had done well. 'The success of Denbigh bchcol had been re markable; they bad as many as seven pupils <who passed the honours stagø, which, he .thought, was as high as any school in Wales. The Rev T Lloyd said one-eighth of the aac- roesses in Wales had beeu .obtained by Denbigh- shire pupils, which was very satisfactory. 3PJRE. About a quarter to one on Monday afternoon the Denbigh Fire Brigade were called out by &-a vigorous ringing of the fire-bell to a fire which had broken out in one of the drying rooms at Mr A Lloyd Jones, Tannery, Bridge-' atreet. They turned out very smartly in answer to the call, with the hose handcart, in charge of Capt J Morris Davies and Lieuts W G Helsby and Roger Pryce. It was seen that the fire had in that short time gained a good hold on the wool, &c., and that the roofing of the room was well alight. There was a goed supply of water from the water mains in Bridge-street available, and by very good work the briga.de got the fire under control in a remarkably Ehort space of time, and it was almost extinguished half-an-hour after the first alarm had been given, but considerable damage had be?n done to the building and the stock inside. Tho quarterly meeting of the members of MOTHERS' UNION. Denbigh branch of the Mothers' Union takes the form of divine service in St David's Church, I which id being held this (Friday) afternoon. NORTH WALES JUNIOR CUP DRAW. Tae draw for tha North Wales JunioriFoot- ball Cup was made at a meeting of the North Wales Coast Football Association Council held at Conway on Wednesday evening. Denbigh Town was drawn against Rhyl Reserves at Denbigh, and Denbigh Chuich Guild was drawn against Ruthin at Ruthin, The matches are to take place on October 24th. CLOTHING EXPERT At a meeting of the Territorial Force Associa- tion Committee for the County of Denbigh, held at Wroxhsm this week, Mr Hugh Williams, tailor and outfitter, Denbigh, was appointed as clothing expert to select uniforms &nd give advice in the consideration of esti- mates. We congratulate Mr Williams on his appointment, and feel sure that he will give every satisfaction. TO-MORROW'S FOOTBALL. Holyhead, the ex-champions and the runners- up for the championship last season of the 1st Division of the North Wales Coast League, are tha visitors to Denbigh to-morrow, when they will meet the Denbigh Town F.C. in a league match. Both teams have opened the season none too well, but an improvement is sure to be seen in the performance of both teams tomorrow, and a strenuously fought gamo will no doubt be witnessed. Denbigh will b) repre- sented by the followingSam Griffiths, goal; Llew Rees and J S Williams, backs R Hughes, T A Davies (capt), and T Davits, half-backs E E Davies, W E Hughes, J Ellis. Edwards, H Randies, and D Berwyn Davies, forwards. The kick-off will take place at 2 45 p.m., and it is hoped that a record crowd will witness what is sure to be one of the best games of the season. Mr E LI Williams, Bangor, will referee. THE BOWLING GREEN. The concluding rounds of a handicap, started t a fortnight ago, were played off yesterday (Thursday), the results being Semi final: D E H Roberts (- 4) beat Hugh Williams (-Zl 15-9; H Jones (-6) beat D Knowles (—6) 15-13. Final: Jones beat Roberts 15 -14.. A number of Mr Hugh Jones' friends had sub- scribed to make him a suitable preenb in recognition of the fact that he had been in -the finals for both the Presidents Prize and the Mesham Medal. Mr R Humphreys Roberts, after announcing the prizes in the handicap, made the presentation, for which Mr Jones thanked the givers, though he said that it was more than he deserved. A vote of thanks to Mr Humphreys Roberts, and another to the hon secretary (Mr W M Pierce) for his zealous discharge of his duties, closed the proceedings. During the afternoon Mr W G Helsby photo- graphed a group of members. A SPLENDID MAGAZINE. The October Windsor Magazine is a remark- ably varied autumn number, containing, com- plete in the one issue, a long story of romantic interest by Justus Miles Forman, a stirring adventure on the high seas by Louis Tracy, author <?f Rainbow Island and The Pillar of Light," and a remarkably interesting study of farm life by Mrs Stepney Rawson, finely illustrated by Gunning King Or her short stories, grave and gay, by Keble Howard, Norman Innes, Frances Rivers, Owen Oliver, and Reginald Turner make up a notable.fiction programme. And the articles of the number include one on "The Sheffield Musical Festi- val," accompanied by many portraits of the artists engaged. Sea-Training for Boys," and a vivid study of animal life by Charles G D Roberts. The fine art feature of the number deals with The Work of Mrs Young Hunter," and presents twenty-one excellent repro- ductions of the artist's pictures. DEAEg OF MR P P PRATT. Many of our readers, who were well acquainted with the genial personality of Mr P P Pratt, will regret to learn that he died on Tuesday of last week, at his seat, Crawley, Surrey. He ruptured a blood vessel some time ago, and was never strong since, though his death was & somewhat sudden event. The deceased was practically a Vale of 'Clwyd boy ,0 far as his early days were conoerned, and fur seme years was in the Bank at .Denbigh, aod rendered very valuable aid to many of the institutions of the town by his musical and dramatic services, being a young man of singular talent in that respect. After. leaving Denbigh he married a lady possessing a large fortune, and after her dsafch he in after years returned to this neighbourhood, takingc.p his abode at Brynllithrig, wfcere he converted a farmhouse into a small mansion. Here he for years dispensed lavish hospitality, and took a prominent part in public movements, in Rhyl and neighbourhood. He also took active steps in promoting the improvement of the breed of horses, with satisfactory results. -Soon after his second marriage Mr Pratt removed to England to reside in the vicinity of his wife's old home. MRS IILLA NEWELL'S BENEFIT. Thursday evening alj the Pavillion Theatre was set apart for a complimentary benefit to Mrs Lilla Newell, which was arranged by several influential gentlemen. On this occasion, as that of the Denbigh -Xn-firmary benefit, the room was packed, when the ourtain .ose, for the one act musical comedy The lean of a lover," which was,performed by Air Tom NewelJ, at Pet.er Spyk.e &nd Mr8 Lilla, Nesrell as Gertrude, supported, by Messrs F Rosssll, E Delmore, T Heaiy and Miss AliCle This was foEowdd by the 3 act faroical comedy the "Varsity ^elle in which several songs were introduced. The characters in this piece, were as follow.: -Gaze Sptrkleton4The Belle) Mrs Lilla Newell; Mrs B irter ( JCofcher-in-law) Miss M Willmer Eric Stouy. Misb Aliue Don Maude Stony, Miss G Livock^ G eorge Barker Mr H Holloway Albert Perritt, Mr F Russell Runyard. Mr E Delmore; iheooritius Ward Sparkleton, Mr Walter IVGS, Professor Septimus Stony, Mr Tom Newell. The audience greatly eqioyed the oo £ aed.y,_ being kept in roars of laughter from beginning to end. Mr Tom Newell excelled himself as the Ptofessor" as ;did Mrs Newell in the character <' Gaw Sparkle- ton." Thereat of the oompaay also.act.ed well and altogether.23ade up a very enjoyable even- ing. C M. SIBLING FESTIVAL. Yesterday (Thursday) the annual singinr festival—Cymanfa Ganu-of the Calvinistic Methodists of the district of the Vale ef.ClwytL monthly meeting was held at the Capei Mawr Denbigh. Members attended from Qll the Chapels in the Vale and a very large choir had assembled together,, in addition to the other members who had congregated te listen io the singing. The conductor was the well-known r_1 composer and condncter, Mr David Jenkins, .Mus. Bac. (Oson), Aberystwyth, w&o kept the vast choir well in hand, so that they g-ave of their best during botb afternoon and evening meetings. The singing was excellent through- out, a fact upon wkich every individual member is to be congratulated, the conductor speaking very highly ef the work, which showed that neither time adr trouble had been spared in the practices in bringing the choir up te the high standard of efficiency which it attaiEed. The gentlemen who had trained the choirsters of the Denbigh Chapels were Messrs T R Jenes and H T Davies, and they had the satisfaction of knowing tba tlieir labour had been well rewarded. Mr T R Jones also acted as secretary to the festival, the other officers being Mr R Harris Jones, Ruthin (chairman) and Mr Robert Owen, J.P., Denbigh (trea- surer). Nearly all the tunes in the festival hymn book were sung, and it was a pleasure to nste how wall the voices blended in all the pieces sung. Miss M E Jones, Brynhyfryd, and Mr Robert Roberts, High-street, presided at the organ in turns, and both showed a perfect mastery over the beautiful instrument, which considerably enhanced the singing. His Worship the Mayor (Alderman Boaz Jones) presided at the evening meeting and delivered a brief address. At this meeting the anthems 41 Buddogoliaeth Calfari (David jjvans, Mus. Bao., Oxon) and Eiddot Ti, 0 Arglwydd, yw'r mawredd (J Kent) were sung with a majestic swing. The conductor, Mr David Jenkins, i gave a solo at each of the meetings. I HENLLAN SCHOLAR. It should have been stated in our issue of lasi week that Owen Lloyd Hughes, of Henllan gained the senior certificate of the Centra j Welsh Board with Welsh at the honours stage See other paragraphs for County and Univer. sity awards. THE FIRE BRIGADE. The Denbigh fire brigade turned oub yester- day (Thursday) evening for drill, under thE command of Capt John Morris Davies. Thej drove as far as Brookhouse, and tested the hose, and were accompanied by the Chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee (Alderman J Humphrey Jones) and Councillors S T Miller and F B Clough. It was decided to recom- mend the Council to obtain twelve lengths of new hose, and Alderman Humphrey Jones ad- dressed the men in a few well-chosen remarks and said the town of Denbigh ought to be proud of having such a fine body of men in the Fire Brigade. Councillor S T Miller also spoke and congratulated the Brigade on their general ability and appearance. .0
# Prospects of Golf at Denbigh. A meeting was held at the Bull Hotel on Monday evening to consider the feasibility of forming a golf club at Denbigh. Over twenty attended, and at least as many more who were known to be favourable to the project were unable to be present at the preliminary meeting. Mr Guy Francis, at the outset, explained the reasons that had led him to call that meeting, and, on the motion of Mr D R Jones, he was voted to the chair. After a little preliminary dis- cussion as to the subscription and the most suitable ground for a course-for it ap- peared that more than one site was available —the meeting decided to appoint a small committee to discuss these and other pre- liminaries, to examine suitable sites for a course, and to report to an adjourned meet- ing to be held at the same time and place on Monday next. The members of the committee were:—Colonel Heabon, Messrs G Francis, D R Jones, F Dew Thomas, Dr Frank Jones, and Mr R S Davies (hon secretary pro Üm). Major Salusbury, though he would not have time to act on the committee, had promised to give all the help he could. The general tone of the meeting was very hopeful and augured well. It is hoped that there will be a sufficient membership to justify a start with a comparatively small subscription. Since the meeting the committee interviewed the tenant of the land for the most suitable coarse, with satisfactory results, aod, subject to approval by the adjourned meet- ing, the course has been practically decided on. All members wishing to join please communicate with the hon secretary pro tern (Mr R S Davies, N.P. Bank), in order to have some estimate of the likely member- ship.
Denbigh Revision Court. The Revising Barrister (Hon R C Grosvenor) held the annual court for the, revision of the lists of voters for Denbigh and district at the Council Chamber, Denbigh, on Saturday morning. The poli- tical agents present were :—Conservative, Mr T Jones W'¡FEltIIU.8 for the borough, and Mr C C Mott for the district; Mr Gwilym Parry'had eharge of the Liberal interests in borough and district. Others present were Messrs E Parry, depety town clerk; E Jones, relieving officer T Batten, rate collector David Evans, overseer for Denbigh parish; and the following assistant overseers Messrs W Lewis (Henllan), lohn Jones (Llanrhai&dr), .Joseph Davies (Cefn Meiriadog.), E Morgan (Nannereb), and Evan Uoberts (Llansannin). On the opening of the proceedings, Mr Gwilym Parry remarked that there were no claims or objections throughout the borough in Division I (dealing with Parliamentary, Town, and County Council votes), which was uniclue in his experience. Two claims to be placed on Division III were allowed. Mr Gwilym Parry stated that, subject to the Barrister's approval, the claims for lodgers' votes had been agreed to by the agents on both sides. The Revising barrister said that he was satisfied with Mr Parry's statement. The remainder of the business was of a purely formal nature and of no public interest.
Women's Anti-Suffnage League. WEST DENBIGHSHIRE BEANOS. A branch of the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League has been formed for West Denbighshire. The object of this League is to counteract the questionable methods of the Suffragettes, and in the manifesto, which we regret we cannot find room for in eziensc, it is stated:— It is time that the women who are opposed to the concession of the (Parlia- mentary franchise to women should make themselves fully and widely heard. The arguments on the other side have been put with great ability and earnestness, in season and out of season, and enforced by methods legitimate and illegitimate. An Anti-Suffrage League has therefore beea formed, and airwomen who sympathise with its objects are earnestly requested to join it. "The matter is urgent. Unless those who hold that the euocess of the women's suffrage movement would bring disaster upon England are prepared to take im- mediate and effective action, jadgmeet may go by default, and our country drift towards a momentous revolution, both social and pclitical, before it has realised the dangere involved/ Cogect and urgent reasoas are then given in the manifesto agaiast the Parliamentary Suffrage for wouaea as claimed by the Suffragettes, and au appeal is made to the patriotism and common sense of the women of BritaiE to join this League and defeat tQe Woman's Suffrage campaign, as has been done in America after an agitation extending over 40 yearti.Wamen amongst ouc readers interested in this question aboald obtain the manifesto referred to. The following are members of tike Executive Committee:—Lady EiavershaGa,, the Oountese of Jersey. Mrs Clarendon j Hyde, Mrs Massie, Mrs Humphcey Ward, ¡ Miss Ermino Taylor, Mrs Frederic Harrison, Alis.3 Lonsdaie, Lady George Hamilton, Mra Simon, Miss Beatrice < Chamberlain, Hiss Gertrude Bell, Lady j Weardale, Miss Janet Hogarth, Miss Joy Pretious, Hon Nina Kay Shuttleworth, Ellen Countess of Desart, and Mrs Burgwin. A braech of the League is now being formed in West Denbighshire. Mrs CorQwallis West and the Hon Mrs Brodrick are amongst those who have ex- pressed their sympathy with the movement. Members* subscription. Is and upwards per annum (members subocribing 5s receive literature free). Associates' subscription, under Is per annum. Subscribers of &I Is 01 are members of the Central Council, and are entitled to take part in the election of the Central Execative at the annual meeting in London. All com- munications should be addressed, and all subscriptions and offers of help sent, to the hon secretary for West Denbighshire, Miss Ermine Taylor, Dolbyfryd, Abergele. i
t I The Hafod and Fforest i Sale. i SUCCESSFUL SALE. Messrs Clough and Co., the well-known ) auctioneers,1 conducted a remarkably suc- cessful sale at the Smithfleld, on Tuesday, when they disposed of the famous Hafod Elwy and Fforst annual stock sale of 1,500 grand stock ewes, ewe and wether lambs, and 100 grand guality cattle.—It is mar- vellous how quality affects the market. The Hafod Elwy and Fforest stock is so well-known as being a healthy and hardy breed that the auctioneers were able to obtain a very much higher price than has been obtained at either fair or auction mart for such stock lately. Another ad- vantage of this sale is, that no reserve is; placed on the stock and buyers bid with the confidence of getting what they bid for. The.whole stock was sold at very satis- factory prices indeed. Some young ewes made from 22s 91 to 28s 3d cross-bred cheviots made 31s each; and they were of the Fforest sll-ock. Miis Cox's breeding ewes made 26s each, and lambs made up to 22a 6J. Cattle also sold well. They were not of such superior class as we have seen here before. They were composed of cross-bred Welsh upland cattle, and there were some fine sturdy bullocks amongst them, two and rising three years old. We also observed some grand calving heifers, and these fetched satisfactory prices in our opinion, although it was said they were sold cheaper than what they were bought at the Spring fairs. We com- pliment Messrs Clough & Co on having such a successful sale, considering how bad trade is at the present time. The vendors ought to be completely satisfied with the result of the sale. -0.-
Denbigh Technical and Evening Schools. In connection with the Denbigh Technical School and Evening Schools in Denbigh and district, the following reports have just been issued:— The number of classes in the Technical School was limited to two, cookery and shorthand. The ambulance (sick nursing) and Welsh literature classes were not appreciated, and consequently were dropped. The cookery class maintained its popularity, and some excellent work was done, the shorthand class was also better attended than in previous years. The Evening Conttouation Schools maintain, on the whole, their popularity, and this is especially noticeable in the Frongoch School, where the average attendance was 43*0 out of iØ3 on the books; the other Schools, while not having as many on the registers as last year, have bean able to do more advanced work, as those attending were mostly, it is gratifying to note, pupils who attended last year. A new class was commenced in Cefn, with excellent results. A perusal of H.M. Iaspeotors reports will reveal the excellence of the work being done, and the committee have every reason to look forward to another successful session. In addition to the Evening Con- tinuation Schools, the committee have arranged for classes in cookery, shorthand I and typewriting, and brash-drawing; other classes will be formed on application by a sufficient number of scholars. Mention may be made that one pupil, Mr Arthur R Wyatt, at the elementary science class in 1606V7, was successful in passing an exami- nation in gas manufacture under the Tech- nological Department, and gained the bronze medal." H.M. Inspector's reports on the various Schools are as follows. Denbigh Technical, School: "The cook- ery class was very well conducted. Some good work of an elementary character was done in the shorthand class a larger number of students might reasonably be expected to attend this class. Notice should always be sent of any alteration in the time table. The registers should be marked in ink and not ia pencil, and the namber present should be entered in the space provided. The Managers, who are responsible for the accuracy of all regis- tration, should pay occasional visits to the •shorthand class. (Sections 2 and 88, "Regulations for Technical Schools.) Frongoch Evening School: The Even- I ing School was well attended and excellently -taught. Geography deserves special praise, the lectures (with lantern siides illustra- tions) given in this subject were most interesting." Henllan Evening Schcol: Good work was done by the few male students who attended. The teacher rendered the subjects of instruction suitable to an agricultural district. No doubt the enforced absence of the master for three weeks had an adverse effect upon the School. The needlework class was a decided success; -some very good work was done by the papils." Llanrhaiadr Evening School: All the men who attended during this session were members also of last session, henoe they jwere able to do some advanced work. The scheme of work was admirably suited to the needs of this agricultural locality, and the master had skilfully correlated the different subjects of instruction. The excellent work done in the needlework class deserves special mention." Llandyrnog Evening School: *'As the m%jority of the students attended this School during the session of 1906-70 some advanced work was done this session in the two subjects taken-Arithmetic and English. Great care had been taken by the teacher to make these subjects of local interest. Up to Christmas the attendance was fairly satisfactory, bat subsequently it fell oS considerably. It is pleasing to note that the local Managers showed their sympathy with the work by frequently visiting the classes." Prion Evening School: This School is carried on with enthusiasm and success. It is a pleasure to note that all the pupils were students during the previous session of 1903—,7; a sound foundation has now been laid in the elementary subjects. Some of the leaflets issued by the Board of Agriculture were studied with excellent results. The local Manager toofc mnch interest ia the School.; by his frequent visits and sympathy he has done much to encourage tiae teacher and the scholars." Llaanefydd Evening School: 6 The scheme of work drawn up for the male students was admirably suited for the needs of this agricultural district. I am sorry to report that the attendance was very dis- appointing, only a few of the large number who attended during the previous session availed themselves of the opportunity of continuing their education. The needle- work class was, I am pleased to say, a success." Cefn Evening School: "This Evening School has been conducted with marked devotion by the teacher, who has spared no labour to make it a success. A good foundation in the elementary subjects has been laid during this-the first session. A very creditable number of students were registered, and the attendance was very regular. The local Managers took an active interest in the School. Two or three additional lamps should be provided to render the lighting adequate."
English Church Harvest Festival. JilThe English portion of the harvest festival services was held on Thursday, the services comprising:—8 a.m., Holy Communion; 11 a.m., Mattins and Holy I Commnnion; 7.30 evensong and sermon. The Rector had decided to held the English and Welsh festivals in different r, weeks, so the Welsh will follow next Thursday. St David's Church had been tastefully decorated by the following ladies:—The screens, Mrs Redfern and Mrs James altar, Miss Evans; font, Miss Redfern. Flowers and plants were lent by Miss Griffith, Plas Pigot; Mrs Evans, Trosyparc the Misses Pierce, and Mrs Barker. Corn was sent by Mr P E Story, Mr Lloyd, Cotton Hall, and Mr Roberts, the Green, Llandyrnog. The congre- gation at the morning service was not nearly as large as usual, bat this was doe to the fact that the shops and places of business were open. The annual harvest services will be held next Thursday, when there will, as usual, be a general holiday. There was a large attendance at the evening service, which was fully choral. harvest — --a being beanti. fully rendered by the augmented choir. The special lessons were read by the Rev W H Humphreys (curate) and the Rev E J Davies, rector of Nantglyn. Appropriate harvest hymns were sung at both services. The sermon in the evening was preached by the Rev J Thompson Jones, M.A., vicar of Towyn, who took AS his text Ephesians v. 20, Giving thanks always for all things unto God." The preacher said the only theme that would be acceptable to them that day was thanksgiving to God-the one feature with which their services had been charged. Their thanksgivings were for blessings in answer to prayer, for they prayed daily to God to give them their daily bread, and in the Litany they asked Him to give them the fruits of the earth in their season. They thanked God for remembering His gracious promise that, while the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest shall not cease. Their first reason for coming to church was to render thanks to God for the great benefits received at His bands. Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself set the example of thanking God on several occasions, and so they concluded that the Man of Sorrows was a Man of Joys too, for His joy sprang from a humble thankful heart. After allading to the general tone of thankfulness pervading St Paul's epistles, in spite of his life in prison, and his many trials, the preacher went on to say that thanksgiving was the occupation of Heaven. God bad been very good them as a country, as a Welsh nation, and as individuals. Five loaves out of six came to them from foreign countries, but God had given them the command of the sea, and the supply was so certain that they were in danger of forgetting that there was such a thing as famine, in spite of famines in China and India, and of the potato famine in Ireland in 1847 God had blessed Wales in a degree in which He had not blessed many other countries. There was the harvest of the quarries of the coal, the silver, the iron, and the lead mine; the harvest of the sea; the harvest of the sea shore at the seaside watering places; and the corn harvest. Centuries of Welsh history contained no record of famine within her borders. They must review their past lives and see how the word of God had been upon them for good. They must thank God both for their blessings and their sorrows-for the latter as blessings in disguise, mercies wrapped up in miseries.
Death of an Old Inhabitant. We regret to record the death of one of the oldest inhabitants of the town, in the person of the late Mr Edward Roberts, shoemaker, Henllan-street, aged 87 years, which took place on Saturday last, after a long iilaess. Deceased was a decendant of the old Roberts' of Denbigh," and was always proud of the fact. He was a witty and keen man. He was an ardent radical in politics, and prided himself on being able to quote parts of the speeches of Daniel O'Connell" and other agitators. He was one of the many employees of the late Mr Williams, boot manufacturer, Port- land-place, who carried out in days gone by the largest trade in Denbigh, and deceased worked without a break for 40 years for the late Mr Williams. He was of a kind and upright disposition. Many a profitable evening has been spent with the deceased by several of his friends who went to cheer him in his last days. Mr David Williams, auctioneer, took a great interest in him as one of his father's late employees, and helped and comforted him in his last days. Deceased had been left a widower 31 years; he also buried his daughter at the age of 20, in 1872. His interment took place on Thursday, at Whit- church. when the Rev E Hughes, Brojailt, who is home on his holidays, officiated at the house, and the Rev W H Humphreys at the grave. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr David Williams, who defrayed all expenses.
To-day's Borough Police Court. Before the Mayor, Messrs R Hum- phreys Roberts, Robert Owen, James Hughes, and C Cottom. ILLEGAL REMOVAL OF LAMBS. Edward Rowlands, Galch Hill, was summoned for removing 21 larubs to market on September 8th, contrary to the provisions of the Diseases of Animals Act. Defendant, who admitted the offence, regretted that it was due to an oversight. Defendant was fined 2d per head, 3s 6d in all, and 6= 61 costs. A TRUMPERY CASE. Maria Davies, summoned Edward Roberts, Henllan-street, for assaulting her in the 20th inst, Mr Holland Roberts (from Mr Foulkes- Roberts'office) defended. Complainant stated that on the 20th inst she went to fetch a candle, and in the entry Edward Roberts and his wife met her aud kicked her in the diirk at 1.30 a.m. Later in the morning, when she asked him why he kicked hir, defendant struck her. By Mr Holland Roberts She did not call at a public house in the Back Row for drink on the evening in question, be- cause she had not been served there since many months past. Mr Roberts, for the defence, said that at three o'clock on the morning in question his client found the complainant help- lessly .drunk in the entry with two men near. Later that morning she returned and fell on opening the door. Edward Roberts, the defendant, now working for Mr Bowman at the restora- tion of Whitchurch, said he was disturbed on the night in question at three o'clock, and, going out into the entry he found the complainant there so b!ind drunk, that she feU in going down to the street. Later in the morning the was still under the influence of driuk. He never struck her, she fell down when the door was opened. He bad beea an abstainer for over two years. Jane Jones, also of Henllan-street, said that at 7.30 on Sunday morning she saw Davies shake defendant's dcor. At this stage the case was dismissed unanimously. POACHING CHARGE ADJOURNED. Elias Roberts, Brookhouse, Was sum- moned for being found in possession of a net when searched by the police on sus- picion of his having trespassed in pursuit of game on the 16th inst., and Owen Roberts, Brookhouse, was summoned for having been in possession of game on the same occasion. On the application of Mr Holland Roberts, who appeared for Elias Roberts, an adjournment to the next court was granted. UNLIGHTED ENGINE. Cadwaladr Roberts admitted failing to have a traction engine lighted at the back and front on the 12th inst.—Fined 5"5 and 7s Gd costs. TEMPORARY TRANSFER. On the application of Mr Owens (Mr A 0 Evans' office) a temporary transfer of the off licence of the Factory Vaults was granted from Mr Matthews to Messrs Andrews & Co.
NEWCASTLE ELECTION. Great Unionist Victory. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM). The by-election at Newcastle took place yesterday and the poll was declared to-day (Friday), the result being as follows RENWICE (Conservative). 13863 SHORTT (Liberal) 11720 HARTLEY (Lab. & Socialist) 2971 Conservative majority over Liberal 2143 Conservative majority over Socialist. 10892 This is a Conservative gain. At the general election the figures were Hadson (Labour) 18,869 Cairns (Liberal) 18,423 Plummer (Conservative) 11,942 Renwick (Conservative) 11,223
ABERGELE. THE WEATHEB.-The "poor farmers" of this district are in a very bad way just now. Their huge crops of corn are rotting on the ground for want of fine weather to gather them in. Prayer meetings are being held for fine weather. Perhaps if the farmers grumbled leas and prayed more throughout the year matters would improve from a weathar point of view. DnUNK. AND INCAPABLE.- On Wednesday I morning, at a special magistrates' meeting, before Col Mellor, Robert Jones, formerly of Rhydyfoel, Llanddulas.J was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and incap- able on Tuesday afternoon. Jones, usually a very quiet man, pleaded guilty. Inspector Tippett proved the case.-Col Mellor: full-a- crown and costs, or seven days and get away to work.—The fine and costs amodnted to 8s 9d. Prisoner haa only 33 9d in his possession, and asked for time to pay.—The Inspector said be was a man who did not go very far away. —Col Mellor then remitted the costs, and the fine was paid. ABEBGELE EVENING CLASSES.—A meeting of the Abergele committee of the evening classes was held at the County School, on Friday, when Mr Edward Williams, vice-chairman of the Urban district Council, was elected chair- man for the ensuing year. The report of H.M. Inspector relating to last year's classes was read as follows" A suitable scheme of work was drawn up, and the instruction was thoroughly sound. Some excellent work was done in higher arithmetic. A larger number of students might reasonably be expected to at- tend these classes."—The Board of Education's grant for the year ending 31st March, 1908, was C5 Is 6d. In the classes for this term, which will commence October 1st, the following subjects will be taught:—Higher arithmetic, shorthand, writing, composition, arithmetic, and general knowledge. Mr Alexandre, one of the County School masters, was appointed responsible master.
Abergele and Pensarn Urban Council. The monthly meeting of this Council was j! held on Monday evening. Mr J Hanoah presided, and Mr E Williams occupied the vice chair. Others present were :—Messrs H E Pritchard, W H Judson, I Roberts, W P Morris, J Edwards, Thomas Davies, J Edwards, Elias Evans; with the clerk, Mr E A Crabbe; and the sanitary surveyor, Mr M R Jones. THE FINANCES. Replying to Mr Judson, the Clerk re- ported that there was a credit balance in the bank of £ '476 0s 8d apart from the cheque ordered to be drawn by the Finance Committee-that sum included the County Council cheque. LAMP COLUMNS. It having been decided to purchase nine cast irou lamp columns from a firm outside the district, M r W P Morris asked whether the Surveyor gave the same specifications to local tradesmen as he did to outside firms ? Toe Surveyor said he told the local men that they had to tender for a lamp of the same design as that fixed near the new road by the Cierk's house, so that they knew exactly what was required, and they were told that it it wa« not up to that design it would be refused. Mr W P Morris and the Vice-Chairman thought that in the future it would be better to prepare a set of specifications, and to send these to each person who wished to tender, so that all would be on the same footing. The Surveyor said he would do so in future. FOOTPATH REPAIRS. The Surveyor called attention to the condition of the footpath by the belfry of the church, and he was directed to have the same repaired at once. The surveyor was also authorised to make use of an old lamp column to the purpose of lighting a dark portion of this road. The Surveyor called attention to the locking of the gate leading to the Pensarn lawn tennis courts, which made it im- possible now for persons to take mail carts and perambulators to the foreshore along that route. On the motion of the Vice-Chairman, seconded by Mr Edwards, it was decided to alter tbe turnstile so that mail carts could pass through. A QUESTION OF LIGHT. A discussion then took place on the Surveyor asking when he should extinguish the lamps on the Promenade. Mr Edwards proposed that they continue the lighting until the end of the month. Mr Judson seconded, and this was agreed to. NEXT YEAR'S MINSTRELS. It was decided to give Mr J Charters the right to supply next year's troupe of minstrels, the arrangements as to a stand being deferred. ABERGELE EVENING CLASSES. Mr H E Pritchard was appointed a manager of these classes in place of Mr J C Knight, and a precept for X-90 was ordered to be issued towards the expenses of the classes. The Council then went into committee.
CAERWYS. EISTEDDFOD SUCCESS.-At the Llangollen National Eisteddfod, just held, a prize was offered by the Right Hon Lord Kenycn for the best piece thick tweed, uitahle for a sport- ing suit. We are glad to see that our local manufacturers—Messrs Evans & Son, Pandy Mills-were awarded the first prize out of a large number of competitors. Messrs Evans were competing under a ncticious name, viz. Glyndwr so their identity was not dis- closed at the Eisteddfod. They were also awarded first prize at the Welsh Industries Exhibition, at Llanduano, last week. We offer Messrs Evans our hearty congratulations. PREPARATIONS FOR WISTER EVENINGS.— Caerwys people are busily engagd in making arrangements for various kinds of meetings, both for the purpose of sdwafcing the young and amusing the senior class. First ef all we find that the Rector, with a good stdf from Church, held a meeting at the National Schools on Wednesday evening to arrange for a debat- ing society, open to all that wish to join. Nonconformists are respectfally invited to be membars, so that the young men of Caerwys will again have the privilege of meeting to dis- cuss matters, as in their schools days: and it will be the means of establishing a true acd brotherly feeling, which we think is the earnest wish of our Rector. It is understood that several members have already been en- rolled, and to open the winter session a social will be held at the National Schools on Mondav evening, October 5th. Mr Edwards, Marian HouEe, convened a meeting for Wednesday evening, at the Wesleyan Chapel, for the pur- pose of enrolling members for the Caerwys Male Voice Choir, and it seems that the Choir- master is delighted to think that such keen interest is taken by the young men 35 members were registered. It speaks very highly of the Conductor that his pupils Drove to be so faithful.
Death of Mr. W. J. Davey, of Maesmynan. We regret to record the unexpectd death of Mr W J Davey, of Maesmynan and Liverpool, who was well-known and deservedly esteemed both in Liverpool and in this district. Mr Davey was a partner with Sir Alfred Jones, of Liverpool, and occupied a con- spicuous position in the commercial world. He had Buffered some six months ago from iliternal hemorrhage he was, however, at business on Monday, but the hemorrhage returned a few days ago and he died early yesterday morning. Mr Davey, who was a Wesleyan and a Conservative, took great delight in horticulture, particularly in orchids and in the good breeds of horses and sheep and since his residence at Maesmynan he has rendered great service to agriculturists and others desiring improvement in breed of stock. Mr Davey leaves a widow, a son and three daughters.
AFONWEN-CAERWYS. SILVER WEDDING. The English Presbyterian Church, Afon- wen, was on Monday evening last the scene of an unusually interesting ceremony. The occasion was the silver wedding of Mr and Mrs Godwin, of Bryn Gwenallt. Caerwya. The guests, who included members and adherents of the Church 4and Sunday School, and numerous other friends, after partaking of a splendid tea, were entertained with solos and recitations. At the outset the pastor (the Rev R Foulkes Parry), on behalf of the host and hostess, announced that a dark cloud had over- shadowed the evening's rejoicings. Mr Godwin had that morning received a tele- gram that his sister had" passed away." The guests expressed their sympathy witk the bereaved family by all standing up. Mr and Mrs Godwin, through the pressure of friends, remained to the close of the proceedings, which were largely of a reverend character. In his opening con- gratulatory remarks, the pastor, who pre- sided, testified to the faithfulness and activity of Mr and Mrs Godwin in con- nection with the Church in Afonwen since its foundation. Towards the debt of the new building, which was opened just three years ago Mrs Godwin had personally collected over £200. As secre- tary of the church she was most careful and methodical. Mr Godwin, who is deacon, precentor, and a trustee of the chapel, was heart and soul in his efforts on behalf of the cause, The services of both Mr and Mrs Godwin were greatly appro- ciated. As proof of this the members and friends wished to take advantage of the occasion to present them with a beautiful silver tea and coffee service. The presenta- tion was made by Mrs Herbert Lewis, who, in a beautiful speech, referred to their sacrifice and work of love for the church for many years, and hoped they might yet live to celebrate their golden wedding. Further commendatory speeches were delivered by the deacons Mr Main, Mr Nichols, and Mr Rogers; also by Mr Mumford (brother of Mrs Goiwir.), who, along with his wife and daughter, had travelled from Kidderminster to be present on the occasion Mr Dale, of Mold, and Mr William Parry, Afonwen. Mr and Mrs Godwin were the recipients of several valuable presents.
Alleged Housebreaking at Llanrhaiadr. At a special County Magistrates' Court this morning (Friday), a youth named Herbert Smith (22) was charged with breaking into Thos Davies' house, Ffritby- ceubren, Llanrhaiadr, on the 15th ult., and stealing therefrom a pair of boots, a pair of drawers, smock coat, a razor, £3 in gold, Is in silver, Id, two vests, shirt, leggings, braces, &c., which was valued at £7 15s. Prisoner remanded until Wednesday. Full report next week.
WREXHAM GREAT AUTUMN SALES. We beg to call our readers attention to the great autumn sales of horses in tho North Wales Repository, Wrexham, next week. Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons, the well-known auctioneers, have catalogued 1300 horses of all classes, a grand lot. Tuesday is the day allotted to 200 hunters and harness horses. Wednesday, 250 hackneys, cobs and ponies will be offered, and among them will be found many noted goers and recent winners. On Thursday, the auctioneers will offer 350 power- ful town, lurry, and van horses, a grand lot, chiefly direct from the breeders, with substance and quality. Friday is set apart for 300 shires, foals and young horses, and these are a promis- ing lot. On Thursday, October 8th, the annual sale of the North Wales Coaching Tea-mb take place. About 200 are catalogued, and these come straight from hard work in good con- dition. At these sales two day's trial is given on all working horses, which is a great boon to intending buyers. Catalogues can be hadirom the auctioneers.
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