Welsh Nonconformists and the Army." To the Editor of the FREE PRESS. Dear Sir,—I should very much like you to re- produce Colonel Wynne Edwards' letter to The Times on the above subject, which appears in that paper to-day, and which it an answer to a letter from Col Howard in The Timet of Thursday last. I am chairman of the Den- bighshire Territorial Force Association, and, in answer to an appeal made by me, the Mayors of Wrexham, Buthin, and Denbigh, came forward at once, and formed Comnaittees, which were of the greatest service in inducing men to join. The names of those Mayoia, and the names ef those on their ComsaittaM, prove tnat Nonconformists, in Denbighshire, at any rate, are not backward in trying to persuade men to join the Territorial Force.-I am. sir, yours truly, ARTHUR MESHAM, Colonel. Pontruffydd, Trefnant, R.S.O., North Wales, September 29th, 1908. The letter referred to is as follows :— Sir,—Colonel Howard's letter to The Timet last Thursday is calculated to do considerable J injury to the Territorial Army in Wales, as it gives a wrong impression of the attitude of Welsh Nonconformity generally towards the force. There is a class which, partly from bigotry, but chiefly from an erroneous idea of the conduct of military camps, is bitterly opposed to all forms of military training, and probably this class is more numerous among the Non- conformists of some of the Welsh counties, which have seen little or nothing of such train- ing, than in other parts of the country, which have been brought into contact with the military. In Denbighshire several of the Noncon- formist leaders are among the most active members of the County Association. These gentlemen have used every effort to induce young men to join. The mayors of several towns and employers of labour who belong to the Free Churches have held out every induce- ment to their townsmen and employs to enlist, with the result that by camp time 852 men had been enrolled, of whom 819, or 96 per cent., attended camp for the full 15 days. The following is an extract from a notice posted by a Nonconformist firm in their works. After naming 18 men who had their permission to attend, it goes on We regret that more of our employes have not joined the North Wales Brigade. In our opinion, it is the duty of every able-bodied youth in Wales to join the local Army force. We wish to assure our employes that we look with favour upon all those who enrol them- selves in the local corps, and shall afford them every facility for following their service." If the example of these Welsh Nonconformists was followed by employers of all creeds throughout the United Kingdom, the success of our Territorial Army would be assured. No religious census of the men of the Denbigh- shire Battalion has ever been taken, but by far the larger proportion of them are Noncon- formists. This being so, with the approval of the Army Council I appointed the Rev R E Morris, B.A., Oxon, Calvinistic Methodist minister at Wrexham, one of the chaplains of the corps. The gentleman came to camp with us, and remained the whole fortnight as the guest of his brother officers. When the camp broke up I asked him to write mr his impressions of the training. I have received the following letter from him :— Dear Colonel,—You asked me to write you a letter giving my impressions of the I Terriers and of camp life. The whole thing certainly was an eye-opener to me, and I feel it my duty to inform my friend3 of this. I am able to tell them that thousauds of young men can be kept together in excellent order and very effectively trained as soldiers—that the country owes a debt of gratitude to the gentlemen who so patriotically undertake the arduous duty of training them. I have spoken to many, and all have been glad to hear and seemed well disposed towards the movement. I gave some of my impressions to my own congregation the first Sunday I occupied the pulpit after my return, and they all seemed to be qiite delighted with the remarks. I have visited Merionethshire and Carnarvonshire, and took occasion to explain matters to some of our leaders. They were quite prepared to encourage young men to join the T.A.'—Yours very truly, R. E. MORRIS." While men of this stamp are at the head of the Nonconformist movement the old Welsh spirit of loyalty and patriotism will not die out.—Yours truly, T. A. WYNNE EDWARDS, Colonel, Comnr aading 4th R.W.F,, J Plas Nantglyn. September 26th, 1908. A letter in the Times from Colonel Owen 1 acmas, late commanding officer Prince of Wales' Light Hcrse, contained the following to Colonel Howard — T will lay him an even £ 1,000 that I will ^ccruitin North Wales, in four weeks, 1,000 ae;i, all Nonconformists, for the Territorial Ai my. The money to go to any charitable object which we may agree. I am leaving for Africa next month, but my challenge holds good till next year, when I shall be back in this country. Colonel Howard has maligned men as good as himself-men who at great personal sacrifices have served their conntry without any sort of recognition-and are nevertheless ready as ever to do it again. I trust he will either accept my challenge or withdraw his imputation against the loyalty and patriotism of Welsh Nonconformists."
J Now look here, my dear," said a husband, decidedly. I am sure we don't need that bear- skin rug. How often have I told you not to go a:.d buy things because they are cheap? But, my love," replied his wife, "this wasn't cheap- it cost ten guineas 1 Lend me a shilling, old man," said the actor, "I'm hungry." "I'm broke myself," re- sponded the manager. but I'll put you on in tlie bill to-night. We have an eating scene." JIan I'll starve before night." In that case, III call a rehearsal." Anxious Old Lady (on river steamer): "I say, my good man, is this boat going up or down?" Surly Deckhand: Well, she's a leaky old tub, mum, so I shouldn't wondeT if die was goin' down; then, again, her bi'lers ain't none too good, ao she might go up! I cannot imagine why you refused such & splendid offer," remarked a disappointed mother. But he always dresses so shabbily," said the daughter. Well, that's merely eccen- tricity." "Yes, I know. But he would probably expect me to be just as eccentric! The jury had been locked up for hours. At last the officer of the court was instructed to provide refreshment. Shall I order twelve din- ners? he said to the foreman. Make it eleven dinners and a bale of hay," replied the weary f. iman; we have an aes here." oung Novelist: "Ah, sir, I am highly flat- L: d, I'm sure, to hear that you take my book to bed with you, and read it there." Old Scrumpy: "Yes, I have been troubled with in- somnia for a long time, and I find one of your pages much better than any medicine." •Tones: "I thought your friend Smith was a ( lioiper in the cure." Brown: So he is. Ti" wife was ill last week, and he refused to C- JL physician." "But I saw Dr. Pillsbury cotrung out of the house this morning." Well, t .i. different. Smith is ill himself now." rwo men were talking about a friend and his otor-car. "He seems to be very well satis- -,ad with it," remarked one. "Hasn't paid a copper in repairs all the nine months he's had it, he tells Yc-z,, replied the other. "I heard the same story from the fellow who's done all the repairs." Two menne of them a Yankee—were hav- ing an argument as to their reepeetrve strength. "Why." said the Yankee, "e morning, be- fore breakfast, I get a bucket and pull up ninety gallons from the welL" I%NW* nodiog," re- torted the Britisher. I get a boat eveoy morn- ing and pull up the river."
-p A rpo GREEDILY EAT RODINE -A- O RAT POISON and instantly die. Amazing results, slaughter extraordinary. Hafe, sure, speedy. Certain death, no escape. Prices-6d., ll-, 3/ 5/ 5/ post 2d .—HAELKY, I Chemist, Perth. Agent—R. D, UVOHES, hemist, Denbigh,
ST. ABAPH. PERSONAL. Miss Howard, daughter of Colonel Howard, of Wigfair, St Asaph, has accepted the offer of the position of Lady Patroness of the Anglesey Hunt. MAJOR LESLIE'S WILL. Major Francis Macnaghten Leslie, of Eirianfa, St Asaph, and late of the 4th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, left estate valued at JE2,6L3 gross. WESLEYAN CHAPEL. The opening of this neat little building after reconstruction will take place on the 8th inst., when leading ministers of the Connexion will officiate. The children's concert at the National School has in consequence been postponed till Friday, the 9th instant. RECORD SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Mr W Evans, the school attendance officer, is to be complimented on hiving established a record for attendance during the month of July. He secured the highest total of any district since the County Education Authority took over the schools i.e., 94 5 per cent. THE PENNANT MINE. The announcement as to the probable re- opening of this mine announced in our columns a few weeks ago proves to be well founded. There are several local men already employed there-and when the machinery has been installed employment will be provided for a number of men. "THE CAULDERS OF CAXBOROUGH." Do you know The Caulders of Caxborough ? If net, you can learn all about their most interesting and sensational doings by reading the Free Ptett, as they are the centra; figures in the splendidly written new serial, by Fred Whishaw, entitled: "The Caulders of Cax- borough," which will commence in the next issue of the Free Press. CHURCHMEN'S SOCIETY. A general meeting of the m-mbers of this Society will be held at the Old Savings Bank on Tuesday next, to decide as to the subjects for discussion for the ensuing season. The meet- ings last year were well attended. There are rumours of steps being taken to resuscitate the Rural Decanal Competitive Meeting—or if the name is preferred The Church Sunday School Eisteddfod." THE OLD MILL. We are informed from a reliable source that the contemplated dismantlement of the Old Mill has been abandoned, and arrangements made for the repair of the weir. When the announcement of the intended dismantlement app-area, public sentiment received a rude shock for with the abandonment of the weir, would have gone the picturesqueness of St Asaph Common and Roe Plas. THE BISHOP AT THE CATHEDRAL. The evening preacher at the Cathedral on Sunday was the Lord Bishop who chose for his text the words What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" The discourse was strikingly originial and full of literary gems. At the con- clusion he paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the Rev R O Williams, who had passed to his rest during the week, as a fellow- student at college, parish priest esteemed by all sections without distinction of class or creed, and as a resident who worshipped at tha.t Church. VISIT OF THE BISHOP OF LLANDAFF. The Right Rev the Lord Bishop of Llandaff visited the city on Thursday, accompanied by his wife. It is stated that the object of their visit was to inspect the handsome oil paintine of his father (the late Bishop Hughes), pre- sented at the last Church Conference at Oswestry by Churcbpeople, to be placed among those his predecessors at the Palace, St Asaph. Notwithstanding the high position attained by him he did not forget to call upon those who were in the late Bishop's employ when as vicar of a South Wales parish, he paid occasional visits to the Palace, and others who were then schoolboys. Both be and his sisters feel interested in the progress of events in their old home. FOOTBALL. The drubbing which the "Thursdays" received at their first match of the season did excellent service, for at a match played yester- day they were put on their met tIe and they passed on the compliment to Denbigh Albions WHO were bamboxed" by 7 goals to nil. Teams.-Denbigh Albions: Goal, Aneurin Hughes backs, H Davies and W LI Williams; half-backs, J R Jones, Isaac Jones aud A Ellis • forwards, T B Jones, D Davies, I Harnamau, J Lloyd and R Richards; linesman, J A Sayle. Thursdays Goal, W Edwaids; backs J Poster and D Davies; half-backs, W Clarke, W Roberts and D G Thomas; forwards, D 0 Jones, W Jones, J Pugh, R J Edwards and R Williams; linesman, J Halley. —♦
Harvest Festival, For many years past the festival of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest has not. been held in such glorious summer weather as was experienced yesterday (Thursday), when the temperature in the I shade was 70, and the sun shone brightly in an unclouded sky. After the continuous spell of wet weather, it was an ideal day for a general holiday, and that probably accounted for the slight falling off in at- tendance both at the afternoon Church service and that at the Calvinistic Metho- dist chapel. The attendance at the evening services at both places was excellent. The day was observed as a general holiday, the schools and all places of busi- ness closed for the day, and the city wore a Sabbath-like appearance. The day opened with a celebration at the Parish Church of the Holy Communion at 8 a.m. (Welsh) and at 10.30 in English. In the afternoon at 3 p.m., Evensong in English was held. The processional hymn, 'All people that in earth do dwell,' was heartily sung. The first part of the service was intoned by the Rev W J Davies and the second part by the Rev D C Owen (vicars). The first lesson, Dent 26, 1-12, was read by the Rev Herbert Evans, and the second lessou, 2 Cor ix, 6, by the Rev D Hamer Lewis (Diocesan Inspector of Schools). The special preacher was the Rev E James Evans, M.A., of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, » former Vicar, who chose for his text Isaiah 32 verse 20, 'Blessed are they that sow besides all waters,' and his discourse was replete with many practical lessons. The special hymns were Now thank we all our God,' The Sower went forth sowing,' and the old favourite 4 Who givest all,' to the tune of almsgiving. The various portions of the service had been arranged in consecutive order and printed in handy form and a copy given to every worshipper. The choir was augmented by the inclusion of the Cathedral Lay Clerks. The Church had been beautifully and tastefully decorated by the following ladies —Sanctuary, Mrs Herbert Evans, Miss Watts and Miss Hore. Pulpit, Misses Pryce, the Deanery. Lectern, Misa Lewis, fiaultryn, and Miss Re<js Williams. Font, Mis Cleaver, Miss Bessie Davies, Miss Elise Gledhill. Windows, Miss Stock and Miss Phyllis Dixon. Standards; Misses Brinkley and Miss Barlow, Mr Henry Davies, Plas yn Cwm, rendered excellent assistance. At the evening service at 7 (in Welsh) the Church was crowded. The processional tlymn, I Dad y trugareddau to the tnne of u OXWtch" was spiritedly sung. Tin- service was intoned by the Rev Herbert Evans. The first lesson was read by the Rev D Ct.wen, and the second by the Rev J Hamer Lewis. After the third Collect; Sir Joan Siainer's anthem "Cenwch gan o fawl (Sing a song of praise) wad faultlessly endered by the choir—aud the musical r portion of the service was capitally rendered throughout. Mr J R Jou, s presidt-ci at the organ at both services. The preac-er at the evening service was the Rev T H Vaaghan, Glyndyfrydwy, who gave a most interesting discourse from the text Give us this day our daily bread." The collections throughout the day amounted to J69 2" 5d., and will be divided between the Diocesan Sooitietl and the Churchwarden's fuud for the up-keep and maintenance of the Paric.b Churchward and Cemetery burial ground. During the past year upwards of Z20 were expendect by them for this purpose. Among the Nonconformists united prayer meetings were held at 7 a.m. at the Baptist Chapel, 10 o'clock at the Co,)grr"tional Chape), 2 o'clock at the Calvinistic Meth odist Chapel, and at 7 wuen the Rev J Wesley Hughes delivered a delightful sertuon. The collection will be divided be- tween the Bible Society and the Denbigh infirmary.
• Illness of Mr 0 J Williams, Plas-yn-Cefn. Mr Owen J Williams, who has been ill for some time, underwent an operation yesterday (Thursday) morning. MrWilliams, as all our readers in this district koow. has been joint master of the Denbigh and Flint Hounds with Colonel Wynn for many aUf, and all who have met him in the field or in private life will wish him a complete re- covery. We learn this (Friday) morning that he is very ill indeed. His brother, the Bishop of Bangor, arrived this morning to see him.
St. Asaph Petty Sessions. MONDAY.—Before Major Birch (presid- ing), Col Howard (C.B.), Dr Davies, Mr R C E'nyon, and Mr Edward Williams. THE JURY LISTS: NO OBJECTIONS. The jury lists for the parishes of St Asaph, Rhnddlan, BvdelwyJdan, Waen, and Tremeirchion were passed. Col Howard asked if there were any persons who claimed exemption as members of the Territorial Army. The Clerk said there was no claims to exemption, although every member of the Territorial Army was entitled to exemp- tion if he appeared and objected to his name being on the list. He was afraid c' that although the lists were published on the Church doors that very few people looked through them. In Rhyl he had gone through the list, and noticed that there were several persons pat down who were over 60 years of age, and he had given them notice to attend and object if they wished to be excused. WARNING TO A LICENSEE. Mr Joseph Lloyd applied for the full transfer of the Bryndinas Hotel from Mr Jamieson to Mr Griffi hs, the new tenant. Supt Jones said he did not inl end to object to the transfer to Mr Griffiths, although the Bench were fully aware of what transpired at the last court. He hoped that Mr Griflfkhs would conduct the house better, as the conduct of the house in the past had been anything but satisfactory. The Chairman said they had given a warning at the last court, and he hoped that Mr Griffith? would bear it in mind. If there was a case agjinst him such as was dealt with at the last court he would be very severely dealt with. The transfer would be granted. OBSCENE LANGUAGE. James O'Brien, of Jones'-square, was brought before the court on a warrant, charged with using obscene langu ge. P.S. O'Conner said that he went to the defendant's house to try and induce him to take his wife in, as sbe was on the road- wtty, in a drunken condition, with a child in her arms. He refused to take her in, and used very disgusting language. He continued to use the language for some time, and although he did take his child he would not allow his wife to go in. The defendant said he did not see how he Could be charged with such an offence, as he was inside his own house, and the road- way was 150 yards away. He was sorry for what had occurred, and as soon as he heard there was a warrant out against him he gave himself up. The police proved six prerious convictions against the defendant. The Chairman said they bad no sympathy for defendant, as-he a emad to be a bad character, but they did have sympathy for his family, who, no doubt, would be punished it they imposed a heavy penalty. He would be fined 2s 6d and 12s costs. Defendant Will you give me time ? The Chairman No. If you cannot pay you must go to goal. It was decided to issue a distress warrant against the defendant, who was then released. A DANGEROUS PRACTICE. Charles Edward Garner, of Maesgwyn I L Farm, Llanasa, pleaded guilty to being drunk whilst in charge of a pony and trap. P.C. Hughes stated that he saw the defendant in a trap with a pony. He was drunk, and the reins were in the bottom of the vehicle, so that be had absolutely no control over the animal. There were a larg<? number of vehicles and motor cars about that day. As defendant proceeded up the hill he had a very narrow escape of colliding with a carriage. Witness took charge of the defendant's trap, and asked defendant's man, who was in tiie trap, why he did not drive himself. He replied that the defendant would not allow him, as he was very obstinate when in drink. However, defendant permitted his man to drive, and was permitted to go home. Supt Jones said defendant had been fined previously for a like offence. Defendant was fined il and C3<4d,costs, the Chairman remarking that he had not only^ran the risk of being killed, but of killing someone else. It was a very el dangerous practice. SHEEP DOG EXEMPTIONS. The Bench refused to grant more than one dog- exemption to Mr Griffith Griffiths, of Trellewpllyn Farm, apd to Mr W C Roberts, Ruby-terrace, St Asaph.
TBEFNAST. j HARVEST FESTIVAL.—The thanksgiving services will be held next Thursday. There will be a celebration of Holy Communion in Welsh at 8 a.m., aDd the same in English at 11-15 a.m. At 3 p.m. there will be held an .English service, when the preacher will be the Rev D W Evans, vicar of Llanrhaiadr. A Welsh service will also be held a" 7 p.m., and he preacher will be the Rev J Bevan Jones, rector of Llangadfan. The sacred C'lntata- Harvest I'1, "—will be rendered by the ¡ eboir at the afternoon service. The collection j i will bo in aid of the Denbigh Infirmly rt Bayl Mfu's Hoxe.
OUR NEW SERIAL WILL COMMENCE IN THE 'Free Press' NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 10. It is by that Clever Novelist, FRED WISHAW, and its Title is "THE Caulders OF Caxborough" FRED WISHAW has made himself a favourite with thousands of readers in his former Serials, such as "A LOST ABMY," THE EsirisKoit's EXGLISHMAX/' THE WHITE WITCH," HER HIGHNESS," Moscow," &0. "THE CAULDERS OF CAXBOROUGH is splendidly written, and will sustain the interest of the reader from the first line to the last. Begin this Absorbing Story NEXT WEEK. "4. For Up-to-date PRINTING GO TO THE (! ree Press' PRINTING WORKS. Tel. No. 5.
ABERGELE. THANKSGIVING SERVICES were bold at all the Chapels and Churches in Abergele a&d Pensarn on Thursday, the day being observed as a general holiday. APPOINTMENT.—The local Old Age Pension Committee appointed Councillor W P Morris as their clerk at a meeting held by them on Tuesday afternoon, Alder- man W Griffith, Llanfair, presiding. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr Pim, Plas Isaf, which took place on Sunday. Two years ago Mr Pim solved the unemployed problem, as far as Abergele was concerned, by organising a scheme of firewood chopping for tho:ie who cared to work for 2s 6.1 per day. DANCE.—A social and dance was held at the Church House on Thursday night, and it passed off splendidly. Mr Harry E Thcmas enlivened the proceedings with a few comic songs, in the art of which he is a past master. Mrs Metcalfe's catering gave great satisfaction. The musician was Mr T G Morgan, whose playing was superb.
M old Sheep Sale. On Friday last Mr Charles P Sheffield held his annual sale of store sheep, when about 7 000 were penned in the spacious Mold Cattle Market. The trade was a shade better than has been the case, and sellers were in consequence better pleased. The trade for rams and ram Jambs was very brisk, there being a good entry from breeders of pedigree rams. This sale was considered the best, taking into considera- tion the bad trade which nas been ex- perienced this year. The prices in all classes were excellent, and in the ram classes John E Bankes, Esq., headed the list with a Shropshire tup for £ o other ¡ entries from him making £ 1, X-3 2, 6d, R2 12;i üd, and £ '2 10s. Mr Jones, Trithy, mape with o Leicester tup C4, and others made up to C3 10s. -Leicester rams be- longing to Mr Massey, of Hope, made up to JC3. The Auctioneer is to be congratulated upon the success of the sale and the excellent clearance effected.
CERRIGYDRUIDION. THE PETTY SESSIONS.-The monthly Pettv Sessions were h.ld at Cerrigydrmdion o Saturday before Col Maiuwaring (in the chair) Col Parr Lynes, Messrs W Foulkes Jonee, Joh, Roberts (Penttevoelas), and John Ellis. — The Jury lists were revised and signed.—The trans- fer of the licence of the White Lien Hotel, Cerrig, from the late Mr W A J OlJC, w« granted to his widow, Mrs Jones. David MarriS Williams was summoned for driving a trap without a light on the road betweei Bett. and Cerrirr Two similar convirtioi.- I proved against the defendant, who w-v- t od 10i and C 3:9.—P.O. Morris r-rowd the
Vale of Clwyd Farmer on Afforestation. Abstract of evidence of Mr J R Lloyd, Flas Llangwyfan, given on Tuesday, before Royal Commission on coast erosion, the Hon Ivor Guest in the cbair, to which the Government has referred the question of afforestation as a remedy for unemployment. He said :—I am a farmer living at Plas Llangwyfan, on the eastern side of the Vitle of Clwyd. I am the Rural District Councillor for the united parishes of Lian- dyrnog and Llangwyfan. The acreage of the farm I occupy is 276 acres, of which 106 acres is pasture and arable land, and 170 acres mountain land. The farm is at an average height of 450 feet, and continues to the summits of hills that rise to various heights up to 1, 4-12 feet above the level of the sea. I have been accustomed to mountain sheep farming all my life, keeping 400 to J 500 sheep on my farm which is now in my occupation. I am also well acquainted with the common lands on the eastern side of the Vale of Clwyd. I have considered the probable effect of afforesting land upon farms which breed mountain sheep, and am of opinion that if carried out, with due regard to the interests ) of the farmers, it would be beneficial to the district. Afforesting work has to be done at the time of the year when farm work is at its slackest. Some provision of regular work during the months of Novem- ber, December and January, would greatly help to keep many of the men whom we now lose. The great advantage to a farm like mind would be that the shelter the plantations would give during the severe months of the and during the lambing season. Sheep die on the mountain not so much of want of food as exposure. On a mountain over which there are common rights, patches of woodland would be a great help to get the sheep together. Under present circum- stances it is very difficult to do so. Of course if as would certainly be the case by afforesting large patches of land resulted in the restriction of the area available for sheep grazing it would be a serious matter to the farmer. Up to a certain point the farmer would gain by afforesting, but some means should be adopted to appraise the amounh of his loss by the reduction in the area of his mountain pasture and to that exteot he should be duly compensated. I cannot speak as an expert on afforestation. Judg- ing from what I have seen on the hill sides where I live, trees flourish very well; some of the finest trees are seen in the district. In this part of Wales facilities for carriage by rail are very good. A railway runs alcng the Vale of Clwyd, and there is an excellent market for pit props in the collieries of Flintshire and East Denbigh- shire. Tr-e average rent of mountain land in this district is from two shillings to five shillings per acre. Some of the mountain land has a very high tithe commutation, having been arable land when the tithe commutation was made. Provided the land for planting be carefully chosen, I see no reason why it should not pay far better under wood than it does now.
-01. Sad Death of the Vicar of Northop. A painful sensation was caused in the village of Northop on Monday by the news of the sad death of the vicar, the Rev Clement Todd Davies, M.A. The reverend gentleman, who had conducted two services on Sunday, had not betn in'good health for some time, and had been attended by Dr David Edwards, of Mold. During Sunday night Mr Davies complained of sleepltssness and pain in the chest. He got up a few minutes before seven o'clock on Monday morning, and on leaving the bedroom, in reply to Mrs Davies, said he would be back directly. As he did not return Mrs Davies went in search of him, and found him lying in the garden unconscious, bleed- ing from a wound in the head, with a revolver lying at his side. The unfortunate gentleman was removed to the Vicarage, and Dr Elwards was sent for, but the patient succumbed at 9.30 a.m. At the inquest held on Tuesday, His sister and a son said that he had been depressed about his health, having had an apoplectic fit in June. His parents had had similar seizures, and he feared that iii-i usefulness was ceasing. He bad also suffered from insomnia, and although he appeared well during the Sunday services he passed a b ul night. A verdict of Suicide during temporary insanity was returned. Mr Davies, who was 58 years of age, leaves a widow and six children, with whom profound sympathy is expressed. He was an M.A. of Jesus College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1881, taking priest'h orders the following year. FroIo 1882 to 1889 he was curate of Rhyl, in 1889 he was appointed vicar of Caerfallwoh, Flintshire, where he remained until 1897, when he was appointed to the living of Northop. The funeral yesterday was very largely attended, and the service was conducted by the Rev Canon Bisdl Jones (vicar of LJaafrtir D C.) and the Rev D W Evans I' (vicar of Llanrhaiadr, Denbigh). Ttie cliuroh was filled with mourners and friends. The principal mourners were M. s Davies (wiuow), who was accompanied <-y three sons anl two daughters, and L%ko sifters of the deceased.
WANTED THE OTHER NCRSERY. An anxious mother determines to ring up the day nursery to ask for some advice as to her child. Calling for the nursery she is given Gott- feied Gluber, florist and tree-dealer. The follow- iUfT conversation ensues: "I called for the nursery. Is this the nur- sery?" Yee, ma'am." I am so worried about nay little Roso." Vat seems to be dot' madder? "Oh, not so very much. perhaps, but just, a general^listlossness and lack of life." Ain'd growing righd, eb? 1"0. Slr. "Yell, I vill dell you vat to do. You dalce der scissors und cut off aboud two inches from der limbs und-" Wha-a-at? I say, dake der scissors und cut off aboud two inches from dor limbs, und den turn dor garten hose on it for aboud four hours in dor moming-" "Wha-a-at?" And the- receiver vibrated nt her tone. "Turn der garten hose on' for aboud four hours in der morning, und den pile a lot of plack dirt all around und shpnnkJe mit insegt powter all ofer der top- Sir-r-r Shprinkle mit insert powter all ofer der top. You know usually it is noddings but pugs dot-" "How dare you, What do vou mean bv such language to me? Noddings, but pufrS usually causes der troubl,es. unci den you vant to vash der rose mit a VAvi 10n> I haf for sale hero « X' l?rln t world are you, any way? [< ^°Ltiricd^ Gluber, der florist." Jvdjrr°~0A ratllcr wea''dy. Good-bye."— Judge. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. A rolling man gathers lots of dust. Most of the lies crushed to earth will rise again. He is cold and heartless who never felt an- other's touch. The man behind the plough also makes quite a stir in the world. Lots of women complain because they have nothing to complain of It is -,a for the average man to draw the iuie than it is tor htm "«• later ii.ven if n. man doa.-n'j make any attempt to fJirt with » pretty -h'l on a street car she suspect* that he'd like to.—Chicayo Daily NCt3,
IRISH BACON (FROM FARM FED PIGS). The Irish Pig is the Irish Party we especially Admire. Come and see him in his primest Quality and you'll like him The Emerald Isle is noted for its production of Rich, Sweet, J nioy, Delicious Bacon of an appetizing flavour. Mild-WITHOUT INSIPIDITY. FOR ——————————— BREAKFAST AND FOR i EVERY MEAL, A Relishing Luxury that suits all Palates. NOTE f| E. B. JONES & COme Bacon Specialists, f j 1 People's Purveyors of Primest Provisions St. Asaph, Denbigh, & Ruthin. =- II MAY WE "COLLAR" AND I "CUFF" i YOU. JOSEPH LEWIS, 39, High Street, DENBIGH.
OXYGEX AND PNEUMONIA. Dr. N. H. Adams. Professor of Chemistry and Therapeutics in the Illinois Medical College, is quoted by the Medical Times as saying: "My experience with oxygen it; pneumonia leads me to the belief that it is a valuable and often a adjunct t( the successful treatment of that di?ea^e. I can state with positiveness that it (1) relieves fast and laboured breathing, and thus restp the tired muscles, lessens the heart's work and conserves energy; (2) it slows and steadies a rapid and tumultuous heart; (3) it aids the elimination "of carbon dioxide; (4) it is grateful to the patient.
THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. According to the results of a number c' experiments carried out by two Americr.v. f scientists to determine the value of th moon's light,, at its full phase our satellite'? illuminating power is equivalent to ()-J _• candle-power. At that phase, too. we rcociv. nine times as much light as at half-iaoou. but, curiouslv enough, the moon is briukter at the phase between first quavfer and full than at the similar between full and last quarter. The valuer are express ;d in candle-metres/' sind tll, eX¡J¡-0,r:n 0'22 candle-power" m:a thai tv, fl(n mnon illu- minates a. whole stiriao? to the same ext-.Tit as a light equal to 0 candle-power would illuminate it from a distajice of one metre. The candle psetl yau of amvl acetate, the t;: .• being eight milli- metres. • and the L,1t of the flame regulated to forty milliEicries.
WANDEPJXG MOLECULES. tiie most solid metals lose some of their molecules by dispersion from the sur- face, but some curious peculiarities are ob- served in the process of moiectiiar disper- sion. For instance, when a piece of gold is pressed against A piece of lead, some of the molecules of the former DICY-VSE into the FC'ftd. The process is, of course, extremelv A;ul years are required before its PFFOCTS become evident. But. slow as :r is. tl>' dispersion of Cl'" molecules of gold into a of tnkes place faster TLMI into other air or water. The surface Hh;J. OF water DISPERSE readily into air. but refuse to enter oil. The molecules of salt quickly in water, hut refuse to enter air, or most solids, in appreciable quantities.
THE SIZE OF THE SEA. This refers not to the area of the oceans only, but to their total cubic content, which is reckoned by Edward A. Martin, of ihe Geological Society, at thirty times the CNBIC content of all the land lying above sea-lovol. In other word-s, if all the LAND of the globe were scraped off down to THE level of the sea wd thrown into the ooean, it would fill only one-thirtieth part. of the enormous abyss which is occupied by the waters. According to Lyell, the mean height of the land -i,.)o sea-level is I,000ft.. whereas the mean depth of the ocean is 12,000ft. There are mountain peake- which, r;.sB A«3 high above sea-level as the depressions of the ocean sink below it. but the average height of the land is slight compared with the average depth of the sea.
HOW A DOG KEEPS COOL. Professor Trouessar-i, of the Paris Museum of Natural History, in a lecture on animal heat, remarked that the dog, whose respira- tions in repose number ouh- 25 or 30 per minute, ma-y IN raiiniii- acquire a rate of re- spiration as high as 350 per minute. The effect of this aceekva+s'on favours .e dissipa- tion of rs-n«M#.l W eTaporation from the pulmonary VOMCFCM. THE dog perspires verv little, or not at all. by the skin, pulmonary taking the place OF CTTt&r.OOUS transpiration. It is this wlnofa enables the dog to pur- sue its GAR; SO LONG and persistently. Animals of tJ;¡, CAFC FAMILY, on the other hand. do not thie peculiarity, and for that rwm TIGC! PTRNTLMW, tmod lions lie in wait for their hrjri it over H ';g OISLINVOW. !><> S*«TF pulmonary transpiration rn very high DEGREE.
.L WISE AND OTHERWISE. Mr. Verdant Green: Now. guess I for this Oid Master, Ltdy <le Yere; mind you- frame and all! Teacher: "Johnny, what is a hypocrite? Johnny: A boy that comes to the school ;VII. a smile on his face." Belle: TI)is new hat I got doesn't suit rnr hair at all." Maud: "Well, dear, and which are you going to change?" ir Son Father, what is the rest of the quota | tion. Man proposes and Father (sadly): Woman seldom refuses." John: "Was Mabel otTend'd when you Called on her with your face unshaven Jim VesJ the .said she felt it very much." "lie's a despicable I)vpocrite "Indeed' Yes, sir. Why. I wouldn't pump the air be breathes into my bicycle tyres!" All, how do I find you this morning* My breath, doctor, is getting- much shorter- Oil, don't worry I'll -,top f Hello: said the corn, was hat you wlip- pering'r Yes." replied the wind. I ve lx'°s trying to catch your ear for some time." She "l\ 0, 1 can never be your," Ile: 11 Irl that case, farewell for ever." he (hastily)' Now, don't go off mad, George. You can mine." She: "Why are arti.-ts always o careful t0 sign their paintings? He: To i: dicate which 13 the top and which is the bottom < f a pinure. Ethel: "Try the waiter with ni(, o;' your I ni French, dear." Bert: By all mea .s. G, ,,¥1! Gass-on! Waiter: "No. sir; oak the electric light! He: "Did yon ever hear of a )i:arbo didn't turn round to see what the." ,er had on?" She: "Yes, I think so. Her ia was Eve." I must get you another cha,ir for !e Katie. I see you have only one." "diure vo1.1 needn't mind, ma'am. I have none >u? f<n»l°* men callers 0 Maggie: "My father hadn't do a work in six year- Junkie: Indt n in- valid, I suppose' Maggie: "N a night watchman." Can you tell me if there is any -axon work in this church? asked an antiquar 11. A*by» bless yer. zur," replied tÍic old nativ. "I Lf thO s;;xon !Ilvælf." Perm: "I don't see how you can call Mr, Meter a genius. His poems certah.iy do not shew it." Brudie: "No, but the t thct he sell? them does." Mrs. A. (aged twenty-three): Hov od (ught a woman to be to give up calling -• ?r m >thef 'mamma'?" Mrs. B. (aged sixty: "I lOD j; know. I'll ask mamma." "Dresses and hats! Dresses and iat, ex. claimed the philosopher. It is the <■ rual :enli- nine." No." corrected the prac-tic. III an." It is the external feminine." Daughter: Oh. but men are s -tidr- kiL!\irig in M if -control! Mother: r)on I let 1 teverish about it. dear. If they w ren't most g;ns would die old maid- j if, T!at. handsome young girl over there nu,:ic a ioci of me two years ago." i-he: I fej^ | -ra:'e that something happened in year past lif<> I cn.tr you never got over. 'a,)iv. I real' txiieve thai if you ever marry the !a ly will have to propose." He: "w<hi. but I n.igh. have— or-pluck esougli to decline." Missionary: Our situation was so remote I +' t "or a riy wife I-ievor face but my own." Sympathstic Young Woman: "Oh. r*x;r thintr!I Mies Hoamic-v: "I understand you do ''rTf, handsome work and make very pretty pictures-' | Photographer: Yes'm. but I could give you an pxact likeness if you wish," (.hd Lady (stopping open street car]: aliow no smoking in this car. do ve: Conductor Certainly, madam: take on? of the back seats. Step lively, please." Mary, did anyone call while I was out? "Yes. Mr. Snooks." "Mr. Snooks—Snooks? know anyone of that name." Probably not, mum tie called to see me." Traveller: "Can't you hurry that horse up a bit?" Drive?: Fraid I can't, stranger. tried everything 'eept twisting his tail, an' I'll' saving climb up the hill." Welshman: Well, what do vou think of Con way Castle ? American Wal. I guess it's a vurry fine old bit, but what on earth possessed ern to build' it so close to the station Now," « £ 'ed the Socialist. what is question of the ;ir.ur with the working man? Generally speaking." said rhc nuddle-clo* man. it s « it dinner-time, yet, mate? Mr. Roman?.: '• I toll you what, a baby Mr. Roman?.: "I toll you what, a baby brigntens up the house, and that's a fact." Mr- Praccic.-cei,: Yes. we've had to keep the "gas t burning ai t night ever sinoe ours was borit." Ji'iks: "I didn't think Raisom was an author, f-'10 .vet I heard a man to-day talking aiwjut i-est thing from hip pen." Bii: '»>: "Easy. He's a 'arsrior. and lie raise.s fine brands of hogs." T:,0 Millionaire: Henri, fetch a car at once "The Chauffeur: Which one. ir;" The Millionaire (astounded): "You don't mean to say. Henri, you have more than one out of thf repair "shop ? Husband: "'What! Another new drees?' Wife: "Well, don't be so cro- I bought it with my own money' Husband: "Your own ? Where did you get it from? Wife:" I sold your fur coat Mother (to new nursemaid): "If you can't keep the .children quiet, send them up to me fot a while, and I will sing to them." Nurse: "Oh. thit won't do any oGd, I've threatened ticio with that twice already." ) Willie, did you put your penny in the coa- tribufion box in the Sun-day >ch<>ol to-day?i "No, mamma; I a si Eddy Like, the preacher'? son. if I couldn't keep it an' spend it for ctndY, an he gave me permission." Your dead husband wor a ood man," de- clared the sympathetic Mrs. Casey to the he- reaved widow. "He wot!" exclaimed Mrt- Murphy.dashing the tears fioni iier evos. two policemin cud handle him." J: "Oh. I am so awfully ashamed of myself." j: said Edith Jones to her dearest girl chum- When Henry proposed to me last night. I in- tended to say So sudden! hut I quite lost my head, aii(i (,x'clainecl: *At ]at v "How did you come to leave the stage?" "I had a hint that I wr.« not suited for it." "I eee. The lutie bird told you. eh?" Wel no: not exactly. But they might have been, birds had they been allowed to hatch." Mistress I don't want you to have so much company. You have more caliers in a day than I have in a w> ek." Domestic: "Well, mum, j perhaps if you'd try to be a little more agree- I able, you'd have as many1'fric Is as I have." Wife (examining the bill) Do you remem- I ber. my dear, how many fi.-H you caught last Sunday? all Why?" Wib The fish dealer has mp. a mistake; he orilj charges for half » ) dozeii."