-====== HE LATE QUEEN. MEMORIAL SERVICES. CAJRNARVOiN, Saturday was a memorable day at Car- narvon. Jtic-h and poor, squire and pea- sant, ;i!' inired, irrespective of creed or party, tc render a tribute to the memory of the gret c ;t. and nooiest Queen that ever sat on tii. Throne of Britain. All business was susjw; ded, and shops, offices, and dwelling uses alike had shutters or blinds drawn. )mbre black was almost univer- sally w-o, in the streets; many of the .&bops in "he principal thoroughfares were draped v b biack and purple; and from every st; flags wore hung at half-mast. The bell the Guild Hall was tolled, and this into > fied. the note of sadness that was donin ant. At two o'clock the pre- scribed v. ate service was held in Christ Church, ing attended by the Mayor and Corpora i and representatives of numer- ous etht public- bodies. The procession was one the most striking ever seen in the town It was headed by the Artillery and Rid "dumecr Bands, followed by the Fire Br de, Corporation officials, aider- men anc ounciLi^rs, deputy lieutenants, mace be.' vrs, the- Mayor, Lord-lieutenant, the ex-V? "or, ministers of religion, county and here ^h magistrates and their clerks, naval 11. 1 coastguard representatives, memberH of the County Council and otti- oials, th Harbour Trustees and officials, School Board and officials, representati-ves of schools, burgesses, Foresters' and Odd- fellows' lodges, Typographical Society, J'ost Of: e oiEcials, L. & N.W. Railway officials, • orporation workmen, and Inter- mediate ^chool children. Colonel 0. H. Bees had harge of the military part of the proeessio and Superintendent Rowland of the polic- arrangements, the other details being in e hands of Mr D. H. Jones (Bor- ough Accountant). En route the bands played the "Dead March" (in Saul). The entrance to the church was lined by the ataif of t • 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fu- siliers an the local companies of Artillery and Rifle Volunteers, and the sacred edifice was filled to overflowing. The main part of the service, which was throughout ex- tr.emely ir.pressive, consisted of the Church burial sendee to the line settings by Croft and Pur<<dl, with hymns 165 and .537, and jthe anth-jm "Blest are the departed" (Spohr). Mr John Williams (organist of the church) r-ayedl the march from Jlendels- soha at the opening of the service, and Chopin's Funeral March" at the close. The lesson w s read by the Rev. Evan Jones, the well known Calvinistic Methodist min- ister, tl vicar (the Rev. J. W. Wynne Jones) otf dating for the remainder of the service. At the termination of the service at the ehurch. the procession re-formed and n arched to the Pavilion, where a. Welsh service, arranged by the Free Church Council, was held. The building, which will bold from 8000 to 9000 people, was nearly f dl, and it is questionable whether a memorial service on so large a scale was 1 eld in ,ny other town in Wales on Satur- day. Tplatform accommodated a mixed choir of about 300 voices, conducted by Mr W. J- Williams (Gwilym Alaw). The hymns, hich were given out by the Rev. Jwen ",lliams (W.), were sung to the tunes of the 'Old Hundredth," "St. Nicholas," "Moab,' and "Sandcn." A chapter hav- ing bee-- read by the Rev. Bryniog Ro- berts (C.), the Rev. Cadfan Davies (W.) otfered Jp an impressive prayer. Then the Revs. D Owen Davies (B.) and Evan Jones delivered short addresses. The F )v O. Da/vies, D.D., said that that day woukU long be remembered. It appeared as if tl ey had just returned from the funeral If the late Queen-the largest and the moe wonderful funeral the world ever saw. I-- read of a black woman.in India who cried bitterly because she had lost her Great White Mother; and they that day felt thav. they were burying a mother. Her late Maj sty never sr-id an unkind word, and never g; ve a bad example. She never said anythim; to hurt anyone's feelings, nor to make tnyonei blush. She consecrated everything to the service of God and man, gjid God alone knew the great good she did. They felt thankful that she was aiilowed to return from her travels to die in peace at Osborne. Many attempts were made upon he- life, but God -gave her protection, and after a long and glorious reign she passed away peacefully in the presence of her child- ren. They all "hoped that her good example and character would live far many centuries in this and other countries. Her character w&-> so pure that all impurities disappeared in ter presence. She taught us how to live in sorrow as well as in joy. She also taught 115 that, the religion of Jesus Christ was ti e best thing to live and to uie. Jesus Christ was ablle to give Queen Victoria a promo- tion. Tfiis world could not have bestowed upon her any more honours, but at half- past six on the night of Tuesday week Jesus Christ awoke her in a new world with a new guard of honour. She then went upon a journev whence she would never return. Sixty four years ago the crown of Great "Britain was placed upon the head of a beau- tiful young maiden of eighteen, but it be- came too small for her, and to-day she wore a crown of glory. The Rev. E. Jones remarked that that day was ono of sorrow and of thankfulness. In th- death of the Queen every nation on the face of .the earth had sustained a loss; but there was a silver lining to the dark cloud. They thanked God for her excellent example as a wife, a mother, a Sovereign, a widow, and a friend. From the *ime she invested the young Welsh bard at Beaumaris up to the time she present- ed the lae, modal to one of her subjects she had adorned the throne of Great Britain: she filled her position worthily and ended her life in peace. Though it was a day of national grief it was also a day in which they should thank God for giving this countiy such a Queen who since she ascended the throne and first wore ther crown 64 years ago had ascended -higher and at last reached an angel's chair. Her example remained with them, and she had made it difficult for anyone to follow in her footsteps. The task before the King was no eaay one. He had to succeed the greatest and most beloved Sovereign that had reigned over Britain. Let them all assist him—make his task easier—by loyalt}' and prayer, and whetner he would re: £ rn for a long or a short period they all wished it to be a brilliant and distinguished rei em, 1"le ReT. J. W. Wynne Jones, vicar, pro- n;» need the benediction, and the service was 11" iught to a close by the singing of the Na- ti, nal Anthfm to the following Welsh worda JlJ ecially written for the occasion by the Vicar < Waenfawr (Berw): — 0 cadw'n Brenhin ni, Dan f/oron parch a bri, Ti Frenhin Nof; Ar Orsedd Prydain Fawr, Adc'.urn gorseddau'r llawr, DSll lewyrch nefo! wawr, J cadw ef. > Yn Darian iddo bydd, Nes diffodd haul ei ddydd Yn ngwawl y Net; 0 cadw, Ddwyfol Dad. j Ein Brenhin.rhsg pob brad, Hon ydyw gweddi'n gwlad: 9 cedw cf. Services were also held at Llarbebiig parish church, conducted by the Rev. A. Lloyd; at I the Carnarvon Workhou??, where Captain Griffith. of the Church Army, officiated; and j at the Roman Catholic Church, where th(j Rqt. "Father Jones officiated. BANGOR. A memorial service was held on Satur- daf afternoon at the Cathedral, which was crowded to its utmost limits. A civic procession was formed outside the Council Chamber, and marched to the Cathedral. The lesson was read by the Bishop, and the hymns sung included two well-known Welsh hymns, "Bydd myrdd o ryfedd- odau" and "(> Fryniau Caersalem." A short, address was delivered by Archdeacon Pryoe, who said the true greatness of the late Queen's character had been re- c gnised throughout the whole civilised world. Her equal time might evolve, but her superior never. The musical ar- ra.' zements were in charge of the Cathe- dal organist (Mr Westlaice Morgan), At the Tabernacle Chapcfl, which was filled with a devotional congregation, the Rev T. J. Wheldon, B.A., conducted the memorial service, and sympathetic addresses were delivered by the .Revs Hugh Jones (W.), Edward Evpns (B.), Ellis Jones (C.), and Principal John Price. Normal College. A number of old Welsh hymns were sung -y the congregation with tmo effect.—Fhe bell- ringers of St. Dav.id's Church on Saturday evening rung a half-.tlumed peal of 81 changes, and subsequently executed 5C40 changes in 2 hours 58 minutes. MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE BANGOR SYNAGOGUE. In conform,ity with precedent the Jewish memorial service was held at the close of the Sabbath at half-past five, when a large assembly, including the Mayor (Alderman Henry Lewis, J.P.), congregated ft t::e snail synagogue, to do honage, to the memory of the great and good Sovereign win has passed to her eterna. rest. Ihe sen"ioe was conducted by Rev Rose^izweig, min ster to the Bangor Hebrew congrega- tion, who also delivered a sermon. The lecturer, taking his text from Jeremiah i. 6, "Is n. nothing to you, aill ye that í>ass by ? z, I Behold and see if there bewny sorrow like unto my sorrow which is cone unto me," referred to the ii re par- able loss the nation has sus- tained in the Queen's death. "When we con- sider the great temptations which neces- sarily beset one in such an exalted and It- gh position, the temptation to swerve or bend from the straight line of duty when irbo ne «nd difficult, the temptatdca to postpone duty for erne pacing satisfaction, or to do it hastily and imperfectlfy,—then we can realise how great indeed was the gift tie Almighty h d given in a Sovereign to wlJOm duiv was always paramount, a Sovereign who lived not for pomp, nor pleasure, i.or mastery, but before all things for duty. She ruled her people with love, a::d she loved her people eve-L to sacrificing 1 er- self for them." The opening lines of the concluding prayer, specially written by the Chief Rabbi, were particularly appropriate, — "Lord God of the spirit of all flesh! Our soul fainteth within us, and every eye is dimmed with tears, for the crown dour heads and the delight of our eyes hii been taken from us, Victoria, our Queen, under whose sffay wo have lived for three score years and three. Verily, she has b- en even a*, a mother unto us all. We are distressed for her loss, for she was exceedingly precious unto is. Grace was poured upon her lips. She opened her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness was on her ton rue. All her deslire and the yearning of n'r heart was to seek the welfare of her realm, in the cause of truth, meekness, righteousress, and purity of heart. This was Ver glory, and this was her majesty." The synagogue was suitably draped in black, royal purple, and white. CRICCIETH. The Nor conformists held a united memor- ial service at Capel Mawr. the Rev W. B. Marks in the chair. Addresses, &c., were delivered by the Chairman, Revs Rees Jones, and Hugh Jones, Mr J. T. Jones, Mr Wm. George, and others. The Rev Wm. Williams had to leave on Friday night, owing,to the change in the trains arrange- ments on Saturday, otherwise he would ha,ve taken part in the proceedings. The Church peoplehald memorial cervices in the church, conducted by the Rev J. Lloyd Jones, the vicar. WREXHAM. Business was entirely suspended in Wrex- ham, not a single shop being open, and the majority of the people were in mourning attire. All the public-houses were closed, and there was a Sabbath aspect about everything. Impressive and largely-attend- ed memorial services were held at the Zion Chapel, St. Mark's Church, and the Parish Church, the latter being attended by the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Jones, and the Town Council in state. A muffled peal of bells was rung at the Parish Church throughout the afternoon. PULPIT REFERENCES AT CARNAR- VON. At the Engedi O.M. Chape-1, on Sunday evening, the Rev Ellis James Jones, M.A., pastor, preached a memorial sarmon, from the text Acts ii. 29, 30, and 31. He referred to the pure and noble qualities of our be- loved Sovereign. No doubt there existed a difference of opinion, but that was not the time to show it, as it was a- day of mourning. The preacher spoke of the example the Queen had given in her love for the Saviou- the Bible, and the Lord's Day. On the Queen's accession to the throne a deputation of Nonconformist miH*skers waited upon her, and she told them that she respect?d the claims of conscience everywhere. In conclusion he said that she had been a gift from God. The "Dead March" was pflayed on the organ by Miss Parry. The pulpit was dra.ped, with black. At the Salem Congregational Chapel, on Sunday morning, the pastor, the Rev D. Stanley Jones, preached an eloquent ser- mon, taking his text from Esther iv. 14. He showed how Esther saw the needs of her people. And it was the same with our late Sovereign on her accession to the Throne. She was a mighty monarch; selfishness was not in her, and she was. faithful to her people. She saw the light of purity, and her sweet good name went through the world. England never h,id a wiser weman on the throne. Although, doubtless, she had a.n opinion of. her own on matters, yet seldom did she force them on her advisers. England, possibly, 'would never .see her equal. May God grant His blessing on h"r son, who is now the King of the British Empire. The Rev. J. E. Hughes, M.A., pastor of Shiloh C.M. Church, speaking from 1 John ii. 17, Ar.d the world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever," dwelt upon the different meanings attached to the world in the writ- ings of St. John. In the present instance it must be taken to cover <the whole present existence, with its blended good and evil, cap- able of elevation by grace, susceptible also of deeper depths of sin and ruin. But again the indifferent meaning passes into one that is wholly evil. This evil world is not God's crea- tion. It is not of God's world that St. John cnes with a holy shudder as he sees the i shadowy thing like an evil spirit writhing in an idol's arms. The" world lieth wholly in the evil one." Now this anti-world, this cari- cature of creatioa, must not be loved by us. "Love not the world." If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." Deep down in every human heart must be one or other of two loves. There is no room for two master-passions. There ia an expulsive power ia all true affection. But there is an- other reason why we should not love the world. It is not a worthy object. Its incur- able transitiveness, "its visible tendency to non- existence" disqualifying it: its ceaseless drift- ing renders trust impossible. The world passeth away." "But he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 2sot the transitory, but the permanent; not the fleeting but the abiding; not death but life is the conclusion of the whole matter. The true symbol for human- ity is not a skull and an hour glass. The pic- ture of the ideal life here presented is just this —-1 aiiy, perpetual, constant doing' the will of God. As far as we can judgp that is juat what our deeply lamented Sovereign, Queen Vic- toria, exemplified in her beautiful life of over four score years. She stood, from the moment she learnt from her nurse—the Baroness Lutzen—how near the Throne she was-then only a chiid of eleven--to keep her promise to be good." Singing of her fifty years ago, and his words are even more true to-day and more full of significance than they were then, Ten- nyson sav3,— She wrought her people lasting good, Her Court was pure, her life severe. A thousand claims to reverence closed In her as mother, wife, and Queen." With true poetic instinct. Victpria shines first as mother in the mind of the late Laureate. And he was light. Mother she was of her own large fa.mily and mother also of her people —t'ise largest Lanily on earth. She wts, more- over, an ideal wife. Not one of her million women subjects loved a husband with a fuller and a nobler devotion. And this love was consecrated by an ineffable sorrow. The Queen's bereavement turned an already sym- pathetic he ait to vibivate in fellow-feeling with an the sorrows of her people. She put a great majesty upon widowhood. And Kip- ling's "Widow at Windsor" strikes a deeper chord than even Lord Beaconsfield's title "Em- pres* of India," in the hearts of men and women. As Queen, she reigned just there— in the hea.rt. By her pure character, "her brooding love, her tactful sympathy, her quickness to scent a sorrow, and speak the word of comfort," she completely won the en- thusiastic loyalty and love of all her peoples. Men who in the sixties were republicans have now become the most fervid royalists. It is all the effect of her spotless character,— of her unique and surpassing womanliness. ¡ 'She wrought her people lasting good. Her Court was pure, her life severe." She enjoyed the advice of the most illustrious men of the century. Lord Melbourne, Sir Robert Peel, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston. Lord Aberdeen, Lord Beacouslield. Lord Derby, Mr Gladstone. Lord Roseberv, and Lord Salisbury were her Prime Ministers. But. her one con- stant Counsellor and Guide was the Lord of Lord?. She strove to do the will of God. Queen Elizabeth might be. great, but Queen Victoria was good. And it is better to be good than to be great. She has passed away in one sense: but in another-nobler and higher—she abideth for ever. We mourn her. but not in tears, for we bless her memory and thank God for her prolonged life, now peace- fully terminated in the fulness of years and honour. "Nothing is here for tears," for the name of Victoria. will resound down the echo- ing space of the aeons as that of the beat of English Monarchs. She abideth for ever.
Carnarvon Town Council and the Title of "Prince of Wales." LETTER FROM SIR J. H. PULESTON. At the monthly meeting of the Carnar- von Town Council on Tuesday night, the Mayor (Mr W. J. Williams) presiding.'Mr R. E. Owen moved the following:—That this Council respectfully begs to offer to His Majesty the King its congratulations on his accession to the Throne, and to humbly express the hope that H.R.H. the Duke of Cornwall and York may be graciously permitted to assume the title of Prince of Wales so fondly cherished by our nation, and that, in the event of His Majesty conferring such title, it would please his Majesty to have the ceremony performed ia the historic castle of our town." The proposer went on to say that the whole of Wales would feel very dis- satisfied if trie title was not conferred upon the Duke of York and Cornwall. If such an event came to pass Carnarvon would be able to establish its claim as the capital of Wales, and the castle might not mpro- bablv be at some time converted into a Royal residence (laughter). Mr J. Davies I second the adoption of the first part of the motion. The Mayor Is it not premature to pass this ? Mr E. E. Owen, at tuis stage, read the following letter — Dear Mr Owen,—I fully appreciate what you say and propose, but I think you had better not move in the matter until w4 know whether the title of Prince of Wales is to be revived. So far we are told it will not be, and the official order to the King's Printers as to the new Prayer Book would indicate this to be so. I regret very much not having a Prince of Wales, and I would support your proposal heartily if we were still to have that title.Believe me, Yours faith- fully, John H. Puleston. Dr Parry said that there was not a man or woman in Wales who was not anxious to see the title of Prince of Wales revived -(hear. hear)—but as the conferring of the title was a privilege vested in the King he should not care for that Council to forestall what he hoped would be a spon- taneous outcome of His Majesty's own de- cision. There were persons in high places vho would like to see the title dropped, and he need only refer to a speech by Mr Ba.ifour who made use tof the words de minimis non in speaking of Wales, but these people had miscalculated and mis- judged the people of Wales upon this point. He did not think there was a person in Wales, Tgry or Liberal, who would like to see the title dropped (hear, hear). At the same time it would be better not to pass the resolution proposed, they should rather wait and trugi,that the King would in his love for Wales confer the title upon his son. Mr Richard Thomas suggested that Car- narvon, being the birth-place of the first Prince of Wales, no harm could result from the Council expressing its hope that the title might be earned on. Mr R. N, Davies said that they would be ill-advised to put the motion to vote. They should not try to force the hands of the King, who, as they were aware, was a Chancellor of the Welsh University and took great interest in Welsh educational matters. Mr Owen said that he did not want to press the motion, which was withdrawn excepting the congratulatory part, which was carried. On the motion of Mr J. T. Roberts, sec- onded by Mr R. O. Roberts, it was decided to support the Cardiff Committee in its endeavours to have the emblems of Wales on the new coinage and the Royal Stan- dard. There is no truth in the announcement of an imaginative daily paper that the title of Prince of Wales is to be dropped for an indefinite period. The Duke of Cornwall and York (says "Truth") will be created! Prince of Wales as soon as certain formali- ties have been completed. The present King was not gazetted Prince of Wales until a month after his birth, and the Duke of Cornwall and York will require to have new armorial bearings drawn out. This will probably be done by the Earl Marshal's officials, after an order has been received from the Home Secretary, unless the King I grants the new* coat-of-arms to his son by warrant. In 1841 there was a. great deal of trouble and delay because the Queen aad Prince Albert insisted that their eldest son should quarter the arms of Saxony with the Royal Arms of England.
«■ Charge of False Pretences at Llandudno. At a special meeting of the Llandudno Police Court on Wednesday, before Dr Dalton (pre- siding), Dr Bold Williams, Mr Elias Jones, and Mr W. Bevan. a middle-aged man of res- pectable appearance named William Cart- wright was charged on remand with obtain- ing money by false pretences. Mr James Marks prosecuted on behalf of the police, and Mr W. J. Corbett defended. In opening the case Mr Marks said that prisoner was on remand, committed under a warrant on the sworn information of William John Mobley, charging him with having ob- tained three guineas by false pretences. Sub- sequent investigation bv the police authorities had brought to light the fact that there was a large number of similar cases. In the month of June bust the prisoner called upon Mr Mobley at the Harrington Hotel, of which Mr Mobley was the licensee, and asked him for an advertisement for a "Commercial Guide, Hotel, and Apartment Register for North Wales" that Messrs Morrington and Co., a well-known firm of publishers, of Har- borne-, Birmingham, were getting out. In addition to Mr Mobley's advertisement the prisoner desired to have Mr Mobley's recom- mendation, to be allowed to use his name in soliciting orders in Llandudno and district, as Mr Mobley was well-known and popular. Mr Mobley said the prisoner was quite welcome to his recommendation, as he had known Cart- wright for some two or three years when the latter was connected with the National Tele- phone Company. On June 17th he gave the prisoner an advertisement and paid to him three guineas, for which ho received a receipt on a printed form, for "outer cover, gold letters, whole page." It was signed by "Wil- liam Cartwright, secretary," for Morrington and Co. The receipt contained the words, "All communications to be addressed to the sec- retary." The prisoner represented that the guide wds in a forward state, and that it I would pe published in August. Mr Mobley saw the prisoner later on, and asked about the non-appearance of the guide. He was put off by various statements, and eventually the prisoner and Mr Mobley had some correspon- dence, in which it was suggested that Mr Mobley should have his money back. That however, was immaterial, as it did not affect the pretence on which the money was origin- ally obtained. In Llandudno and district the prisoner obtained £ 120 19s 9d, representing approximately 400 transactions. Evidence having been given, the prisoner was committed for trial at the assizes, bail being allowed.
Letters to the Editor. ALDERMAN DAVID WILLIAMS AND THE PWLLHELI TOWN COUNCIL. Sir.—Will you kindly permit me to offer a few observations on 'the statements which Alderman D. Williams made to your special correspondent in the interview that took place between them. Captain Williams said that he had been against the harbour scheme all along. Did he not act frequently on deputations to the Board of Trade and other authorities who had to be consulted before the scheme could be carried out ? Unless he was a supporter of the scheme, how came it that the Council elected him on the deputations? Did he speak against the scheme before the Board of Trade? Captain Williams' opposition to the Market Hall scheme is very unsatisfactory. I think he worked hard during his mayoralty with the view of improving and making more profitable the market accommodation in the town. How is it that he his now turned his back upon his old principles? But there is a more glaring inconsistency, in the course taken by Captain Williams than any of the above. He was appointed by the ratepayas to represent them on the Council. They placed their confidence in him. He has utterly ignored the ratepayers. He has re- signed without appealing to the ratepayers for I mg their approval or disapproval of the policy of the Council. This treatment of the rate- payers cannot be justified. If Captain Wil- liams had the courage of his convictions, why did he not bring the whole policy of the Council before the ratepayers? To abandon the Council at a. most critical time in its his- tory is not likely to increase pubfic confidence in Captain Williams as a public man. Since the ratepayers had imposed trust in him, he shouli have respected that trust and defended it to the last, and until he found that the ratepayers were no more disposed to continue that .rust. Yours, &c., C0URA0E. THE CASE OF THE REV. W. O. JONES. Sir,—So far, I have seen no reply tOLay let- ter in your valuable columns. Is there not one in the whole of "Shon Corff" that will take up the challenge I threw to them? Next Saturday will be a memorable day in the His- tory of the Hen Gorff." I only trust that all the accusers will be present to defend them- selves, but I suppose there is not one of tl em with the heart of a chicken that can dare to put in an appearance before the expected larg? gathering. Ah, Mr. Editor, how many of his accusers, I wonder, are guilty of what they accuse the Rev. gentleman of'! I have had occasion to travel a good deal on the London and North Western Railway. Have I not fre- quently seen many of them, the clerically- robed individuals, popping into the 1st class refreshment room and calling for a "tooth. ful," little thinking one of their own flock was at the same counter? Have I not seen others, when a person they know happens to pop in, call for a cigar for a blind? Yes, sir, I have seen a good deal of the cleric's and deacons when they are away from home. Do any of them, ] wonder, ever visit the Theatres when (.n their preaching pilgrimage? Oh, 'es, sir, they do. Just take a trip to Manchester, &c., dur- "ing the months of April and October. How many of these blaenoriaid, who sit like statues in the Set fav/r on Sundays, return hoifig without having visited a Theatre? Some of our oid commercials can give an excellent repre- sentation of the Deacon at home and abroad. We shall be anxious to see a report of the great meeting in your column, unless the Rev. T. J. Wheldon moves that reporters be excluded! But I venture to predict that the rev. gentle- man will hardiy dare to face an audience in the Pavilion.—Yours, &c., METHODIST. Wrexham, Feb. 4th, 1901.
BETHESDA EVANGELICAL SOCIETY.—Under ilie auspices of the .above society, on Monday evening united prayer meetings were held at Jerusalem and Salem chapels. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mrs Margaret Pritchard, wife of Mr David H. Pritchard, Gerlan road, Beth- esda. Deceased had been ailing for some time. Much sympathy is felt with the family in their bereavement. BETHESDA LITERARY SOCIETY.— At the meeting of the above society last week, Mr D. J. Williams, County School, presiding, papers were read by Miss L. A. Jones, Pant, on "Ann Griffiths;" Miss M. E. Parry, Penybryn, on "Williams Panly- celyn;" and Mr J. R. Thomas, Cloth Hail, on the "Battles of the Bible." MEMOES SERVICE.—On Saturday afternoon, at the Bethesda Chapel, a mem- orial service was. held, conducted by the Rev W. W. Uoyd, Brynteg. Alderman W. J. Parry, Coetmor Hall, delivered an eloquent address to a. large congregation. The following also spoke :—The Revs T. Dennis Jones, Thomas Griffith, Bethania; Thomas Hughes, Siloam O. J. Owen, Ger- lan. The "Dead March" was played on tho organ by Mr E. p. Lloyd.
BANGOR SUNDAY SERVICES. CHURCH 8F EHGLAKD Cathedral (English) The Rev the Canon in Residenee, Archdeacon Pryce (Welsh).. 10, Rev W. Edwards, M.A. St. James's (English) Rev D. R.JPugh, B-A. St Mary's (English; Rev T. Edwin Jones, M.A. St. David's (Welsh) Rev Lewis Jones, M.A, BAPTISTS. Penuel. Rev Edward Evans. English Chapel Rev W. R. Saunders Ainon (Glanadda) CONGHEGATIOITALISTB. Pendref Rev Rowland Hughes. B.D Salem (Hirael).10, Rev. Morgan Danieis 6, Rev. Ellis Jones Ebcnezer 10, Rev Ellis Jonea 6, Rev. Morgan Daniel English Chapel Rev Emlyn Evans, B.A. CAL VUiISTIC METHODISTS. Tabernacle.Rev W. W. Lloyd, Brynteg Twrgwyn Rev Robert Parry, Llaurug Glanadda Rev W. Roberts, Gorslwya Park Rev T. Charles Williams, B.A. Hirael Rev John Rogers, B.A., Bwlan Princes Road Rev E. P. Jones, B.A. WESLEYANS. English Rev R. Corlett Cowell Horeb 10, Mr R. Moriifl; 6, Rev Gwynfryn. Jones St. Paul's.10, Rev G. Jones; 6, Mr R. Morris Hirael 2, Mr R. Morris; 6, Mr R. Jones Glanadda. 10, Mr R. Jones; 6, Prayer Meeting ROMAN CATHOLIC. St. Mary's Rev Father Radcliffe In succession to Mr S. Mobley, who has retired upon a pension, Mr Richard Joces, Conway, has been appointed sexton and caretaker of the Cathedral. SUDDEN DivATH OF A BOY.—On Friday evening a boy named W. R. Williams, ten yenr old son of a tailcr living in Chapel street, was seen to fall close to the Star Hotel. When examined, life was found to be extinct. The boy was subject to fits, and no linque-st was held. FIRE.—Last week a frre broke out at Tanybryn, the residence of Mr E. A. Young, and the fire brigade promptly turned out. It appeared .that the woodwork en one of the greenhouses adjacent to the house had become ignited, probably through the build- ing-being cverhen.tea. NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF 1902.— The committee of the National EisteLldfod of Wa,les, which is to be held next year at Bangor, have decided that the formal decla- ration shall be made on August ;>th. An endeavour is being made to secure the pat- ronage of the King. RAILWAY CONCERT HALL.—A con- cert was given at the Hall on Wednesday evening when songs were rendered by Misses Winnie Owen and C. Ev^ns, and ,,s es ,n Messrs H. T. Jones, D. Hughes, Lloyd Jones, and Erasmus H. Jones. The 'Girls Serenade" of the Hall assisted in the pro- gramme, Miss Hettie Jones being the ;.1f)- companist. ERENEZER DEBATING SOCIETY.!— At this debating society, which took place on Monday evening, Mr TTiomas Owen. Dean street, delivered i, lecture on "Charles Dickens and his works," Mr Thomas Ed- wards occupying the chair. The following also spoke :—Messrs 't-Tuward Evans, W. Jones, and Robert J. Tames. A vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to the lecturer. JUNIOR REFORM CLUE.—In reply to a communication of condolence submitted by the club to the King on the doiith of the Queen, the following reply was "The Private Secretary is commanded to I convey the thanks of the King for the kind expression of loyalty and sympathy con- tained in the letter which you have for- warded to His Majesty. January 30th, 1901." Some importance fit" aches to the- above, it being the first replv received to a resolution of condolence with the King by any body in, the ne'ighbourhood. FOOTBALL.—The result of the match Normal College v. University College, pflayed on the Bangor F.C. ground on Janu- ary 26th, should have been Normal College, 2 goals; University College, 1 goal. The results of the previousi games were as fol- lows -At Friars, a draw of two goals e2cb at Ffriddoedd the University won by 2 goals to 1; and on the Bangor F.C. ground Nor- mal College won. by 2 goals to 1. The next match between the Colleges will be played &t Ffriddoedd on March 16th. PENDREF DEBATING SOCIETY.— Professor Lewis Jones, M A., on Monday night, dfHivered a lecture to the members of this debating society, the subject being "Welsh Poets and Poetry." The chairman was the Rev Rowland Hughes, B.D. In the course of the lecture, the works of Dafydd ap Gwilym, Hugh Morris, Glasyny.s, Ceiriog Hughes, and Talhaiarn, were touched upon. Mr Matthew Hughes, Caelleppa, and Mr Jones, of the University College of North Wales, also spoke. BILLIARD MATCH.—At the Castle Hotel, on Wednesday, two interesting games were witnessed between Stevenson (the acknowledged champion cf England), and Tothill (champ,ion of the Vale of Clwyd), for 800 points up. In the afternoon Steven- son was in fine form, scoring rapidly, the scores being—Stevenson, 800 points; Tot- hill, 566. Amongst the breaks made by the winner was one of 283, ,32, 25, 30, 23, and 99 unfinished. At the evening match Stevenson again won, Tothill reaching 667 points, to Stevenson's 800. Some of the breaks made by Stevenson were 105, 100, 98, 86, 46, the loser making breaks of 22, 27, 20, 19, and 17. Mr Tom Leatt acted as marker. BANGOR PETTY SESSIONS.—Tuesday, before Mr J. Evan Roberts (chairman), Colonel Marshall, C.B., and Dr Langford Jones. DRUNKENNESS.—CorneUus CLeary, Llanfaarfechan, was fin-éd 5s and costs, a similar penalty being imposed upon John Stewart, .Garden square, Bangor. MAINTENANCE ORDERS.—On the ap- lication of Mr R. B. Evans, clerk to the Bangor and Beaumaris Guardians, John Roberts, a Tivetter, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Wm. Roberts, Newcastle-on-Tyne} were ordered to contribute Is 9c each per week in support of their mother.J. resident at Menai Bridge.—An application was heard for .2., distress warrant against John Jcnes, Brook Row, Bangor, who has failed to con- tribute fuilly in support of his son, now an inmate of an asylum, the amount of the arrears being El 16s. The Bench allowed > the defendant a. month to pay.—Evan Owen, r plasterer, Longsight, was allowed two months to pay £ 3 2s 6d.—A commitment order was granted against Thomas Lewis, farmer, Llanddyfnan, who has not complied with a maintenance order made in respect of his mother. A MISSING LICENCE.—Mr S. R. Dew stated that at the last petty sessions the licence of the Victoria Inn, Llanfajrfecban was transferred to Mr Billings. The origi- nal certificate which the justices granted at the annual licensing meeting had been either lost or mislaid, and application had been made to the Excise Office, and the Excise collectors at Llandudno and Llar- fairfechan, neither of whom could find it Mr Dew asked the Bench to alllow a dupli- cate to be issued, and the application was ^THE^MARRIED WOMEN'S ACT.—Mr S. R. Dew applied under the Married Women's Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1895, of IUI order which waa made in favour of Mrs Elizabeth Hum- phreys, the wife of Win. Humphreys, 3, I Inghum Buildings, Glanadda, Bangor, un- der which she obtained 2s weekly from the applicant. He applied ior the Uncharge of the order because he alleged that Mrs Humphreys had been guilty cf adultery since the order was made. He would call Mary Shelton, 21, Britannia street, Upper Ban- gor, who would state that Mrs Humphreys hy.d told her that she had obtained a situa- tion at Conway, the wages being Is a week. She also told Mrs Shelton that she had to sleep with her employer, a man named John Hughes. That statement wna re- ported to her husband. His chrnt had in- vited his vrife to dive with him, but she re- fused.—Mary Shelton bore out Mr Dew's statement. IfFcmss-cxamination she said that the person with "whom Mrs Humphreys was engaged was of a raspt-ctable reputa- tion. Witness went to Conway, and visited Mrs Humphreys. Her employer threw a glass of beer at her child's face. Witness first informed Mrs Griffith, the applicant's sister, of the conversation.—Wm. Hum- phreys, the applicant, stated that he had the custody of six children. He had invited his wife to live with him, but she went to Conway instead, and had been there for about 15 months.—Mr Huw Row- land, for the defendant, held that his client, whilst holding a respectaJble position at Coaiway, had been molested by her husband. She might have that stupid conversation With a friend after having a "lass of beer, but he pointed out that what she had agreed to do was not evidence of adultery, and it was all a foolish joke.—Mrs Hum- phreys said that she obtained a separation order in May, 1899. She was forced to find occupation, and for that purpose went to Conway. She recollected the conversa- tion with Mrs Shelton, but denied ever mentioning beds. The Bench dismissed the application, and allowed the t-raveilling ex- penses of Mrs Humphreys.
CARNARVON STTT'V.Y SERVICES CHURCH OP KXGLAXD. Vicar Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, M.A Christ Church f(-30, Holy Communion 11, Matins 6-30, Even Song. St. David's 10-30, Matins 6, Even Song. St. Mary's Rev Gwilym Lewis, B.A. 8-30, Holy Communion. 10, Matins Even Song. Llanbeblig Rev D. Alban Lloyd, B.A. 10, Ma.tins, 6, Even Song. BAPTISTS. Caersalem Rev Owen Davios, D.D. CALVIN I STIC METHODISTS. Castio Square (English) Rev J. Puleston Jones, M.A. Beulah Rev Owen Hughes, Talysarn Engedi Rev Evan Jones, Moriah Mori ah Rev II. Barrow Williams, Llandudno Siloh Rev W. Jones, Tremadog CONGMGATIONALISTS. 8alem 10, Rev LI. Bryniog Roberts 6, Hev D. Shmley Jones Pendr«f JO, Rev D. Stanley Jones 6, Rev LI. Bryniog Roberta WJliLEYANS English (Castle street) Ebemezer 10, Rev P. J. Roberts, Portdinorwic; 6, Rev Owen Williams *Oi £ llT CATHOLICS. St Peter and St Paul Rev Father Jones A fire occurred in the laundry at Ty C. ch about 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening, doing some damage to buii^tug P.,nd contents, out which was extinguished-by tocal means with- out calling in the lire uTfga^e from Carnar- von. Mr Richard Thomas, chairman of the Conservative Club, has received the follow- ing reply to a vote of sympathy passed^vith the King's Royal Family :—"The private secretary is commanded to convey the thanks of the King for the kind expressions of loyalty and sympathy contained in the message which you have forwarded to His Majesty." THE LIBRARY.—At. the last meeting of the Library Committee it was resolved that the Library in future be closed on Wednes- day instead of Thursday afternoons. EASTER MONDAY HORSE RACES, &c.—The committee have decided to hold the usual races at the Oval on Easter Mon- day next. Full particulars will appear in our advertising columns in due course. SALEM LITERARY SOCIETY.-0 a Wednesday evening, under the presidency of the Rev D. Stanley Jones, a very inter- esting deb ;.te took place on "Sunday Schcol Meetings." Mr Richard Williams and Mr John Owen took part. Y.M.C.A.-On Sunday evening, at the above rooms, anthem. were sung in memory of the late Queen. Mr R. Rees Jones con- ducted. Tho "Dead March" was also played on the piano by Mr Gwilym Ed- wards. SALEM CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.—On Sunday evening, under the presidency of the Rev D. Stanley Jones, the Rev Ellis James Jones, M.A., delivered a very interesting lecture to the young people. THE MAYOR'S GENEROSITY.—The Mayor, (Alderman W. J. Williams) spent a sum of JE10 in providing medals to be presented1 to the school children who took part in the procession in connection with the memorial service on Saturday. DIED IN SOUTH AFRICA.-In the list of casualties from the front appears the naane of John Inigo Jones, a member of the Carnarvonshire Militia, who had been attached to the Devons. Deceased, who died of enteric fever, was a native of Bettwsycoed. SHILOH LITERARY SOCIETY.-This society was held on Wednesday evening, under the presidency of the Rev J. E. Hughes, M.A., when Mr J. Wynne Parry, Tithebarn street, read selections from a prize essay on "Llanbeblig Church." Fur- ther remarks were made by Messrs R. Rad- ford Jones, R. E. Jones, W. R. Williams, Robert Jeffreys, and William Lewis. WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE UNION. — A meeting of the above uiubu was held in Ebenezdr Schoolrocm on Tuesday night, under tTie presidency of Mrs Paul. Songs and recitations were given by the following ladies:—Miss Jones, Tegfryn; Miss Annie Morris, and Misses Parry. A report of the executive committee recently held in Liver- pool was given by Mrs W. R. Jones. Miss Evans and Mrs D. E. Davies also took part. MORIAH /LITERARY SOCIETY.-On Tuesday evening, a very interesting debate took place on "Should total abstinence be made a condition of church membership ?" Mr Ellis Jonas spoke on the affirmative, and Mr W. O. Williams, Bangor street, the negative. Remarks were made by the Rev Evan Jones, Captain Evan Jones, Captain Lewis, Messrs R. E. Roberts, S. Maurice Jones, and Miss M. Richards. The debate was adjourned for a fortnight. VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT.— On Monday nine young men of the local company of the 3rd Vol. Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who stepped forward in response to a call from the War Office for Volunteers for the front, left the town for Wrexham, where they will undergo the usual medical examination. The men left the Drill Hall headed by the band, (under the conductor- ship of Mr Ayres), and! at the Railway Station they- were met by an iroraenee crowd, (who heartily greeted them. We understand that six out of the nine have been accepted. Their names are Lance- Corporal J. Heard, Lanc^Corporal T. Lloyd, Privates W. S. Evans. Richard Parry, T. D. Williams, and W. V. WU* liams. SHIPPING.—Arrivals Prince Ja Ja, s.s., Symes, Liverpool; Christiana, s.S., Griffiths, Liverpool, Elizabeth, Williams, Bangor; Wm. Edwards, Griif.ths, Dublin; Sarah Ellen, Thomas, Belfast; Carew, s.s., Hocks, Liverpool; Craigrurfr, s.s., Wil- liams, Liverpool; Prince Ja Ja, s.s., Symes, Liverpool; Medway, s.s., Jones, Point cf Ayr .Velinheli s.s., WiF.iams, Point of Ayr. —Sailings: Eliza Bond, Roberts, Mor- cambe: Belt, Owens, Shilloth; Witch, Byrene, Belfast, Menai, Will ianis, New- castle-on-Tyne; Elizabeth, Williams, Dub- lin; John Perry, Williams, CaruTJ; Prince Ja Ja, s.s., Symes, Liverpool; Christiana,, s.s., Griffiths, Liverpool; Carew, s.s., Hocks, Liverpool; Cralgnair, s.s., Williams, Penmaenmawr. ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT.—At a special Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr J. R. Pritchard and Mr W. Hamer, James Thomas, captain of the -hip "MisS Evans," of Amlwch, was charged with com- mitting an outrage on a servant nn,med Nancy Kelly, residing at Palace Vaults, on Sunday last. Mr J. T. Roberts pro- secuted on behalf of the Police, and Mr M. E. Nee (Messrs Nee and Gordon Roberts) defended. After a long hearing, tbto chairman (Mr J. R. Pritchard) said that they considered that the ca.<e should not be sent to the Assizes and discharged the de- fendant. At the same *tamp they ap- proved the action of the police in bringing it forward. A CONCERT. — A very interesting concert was. held at the Y.M.C.A. rooms on Monday evening, presided over by Mr T. Levi Jones. Song's, recitations &c., were given by Messrs W. T. Owen, J. G. Roberts, W. 0. Thomas, W. H. Jones, J. Jones (Iclo Mon), R. E. Evans, W. Jones and John Owen. Selections on the phonograph were given by Mr J. D. Edwards. Competition, — impromptu speech, "The town of Carnarvon." The adjudicators (Messrs J. Wynn Parry and W. E. Williams) awarded the first prize to Mr John Roberts, Pool Lane. Much in- terest was taken in a competition for the best poetical verses on the "Old bachelor." Fourteen compositions were sent in, and the adjudicator (Mr T. O. Jones, Pool street) awarded the prize to Mr W. T. Owen, of WaenfawT. The successful bard was chaired according to the "rites of the Bards of the Isle*of Britain." The pro- ceedings closed by singing "God Save the King." The accompanist was Mr Gwilym. Edwards. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT.— On Monday, before, the Mavor (Alder- man W. J. Williams), Messrs J. R. Pritchard. Edward Hughes, Dr Griffith and Mr M. T. Morris. OBSTRUCTION.-D. M. Jones, Twt- hill Square, was charged with obstructing the parapet in Twthill Square.—Super- intendent Rowlands said that the defend- ant (who did not appear) left two tables and .1 mangle all night on the pavement. He had been cautioned several times. He was ordered to pay the casts. DONKEY STRAYING.—Thomas Ro- berts, Crown .street, was charged with allowing his donkey to strav in the neigh- bourhood of Balaclava Road.—The case was dismissed on payment of costs. DRL NKBXNESS;-—ID. Hughes, Carnar- von, and Joseph Toole, Beaumaris, were each fined 2s 6d and costs for drunkenness. ASSAULT.—Ellen Jones 47, Assheton terrace, summoned Griffith Lewis, and Ann Ellen Heard, of the same place, for assault. The defendants had issued a cross-sum-' mons. Mr R. Roberts appeared for Ellen Jones, and Mr J. T. Roberts for the other parties.—Mr R. Roberts said that Ellen Jones child went home bleeding, and said that Heard's child had beaten him. Ellen Jones went to Heard's house to complain, whereupon Heard struck Ellen Jones in the face, and Lewis, who lived close by, threw her into the street.—Mr J. T. Ro- berts said that Ellen Jenps was under the influence of drink, and when she visited Heard's house she told her what had hap- pened, but his client said that her boy was at his work at the time. Ellen Jones insisted upon going to the house after Mrs Heard, who at the time was in ill-health.—Several witnesses having been called on both sides, the Bench bound both parties over to keep the peace for six months.
LLANGEFNI DAY OF MOURNING.—Saturday was observed as a day of mourning in the town. All the shops and public houses weTe closed, and services were held in the chapels and churches. GOOD TEMPLARS.—A miscellaneous meeting was held last week. Part was taken by Mrs Price, Miss Barnett, Mr Wil- liams, Bee Hive — Price, Fred Jones, and R. W. Jones. Several new members were enrolled. MORIAH COMPETITIVE MEETING.— A competitive meeting was held in connec- tion with the Moriaa Sunday School on Friday evening. Mr R. Davies, Board School, occupied the chair. Prizes were awarded to Gracie Williams, Sarah Evans, Gwladys Jones, Arthur Williams, Emily Davies, H. R. Hughes, H. J. Williams, G. W. Rogers, Annie Barnett, Gwilym Davies, the Juveitile Choir (conductor," Mr Evan Roberts), ard Mr w. O. Williams and party.
MENAI BRIDGE PROCLAMATION. — Uxbridge square was on Saturday afternoon crowded by a large as.'iemblv to witness the ceremony of proclaiming King Edward VII. A pfaU form had been erected, and from this (Struc- ture the Chairman of the District Council (Mr J. Davies Jones) reaa tHe proclamation, the authority from the High Sheriff being read by the vice-chairman (Mr Cad- waladr Davies). On the platform were most of the heading men of the district, in* eluding the magistrates. Mr L. Protheroe, the chief constable; the Tire Brigade, headed by Captain Knio TTT. The fanfare was furnished by the Menai Bridge Brass Band, under the leaaership of Mr G. W. Senogles, which also rendered music fitting to the occasion, ana a choir sang "God save the King," together witTT^ie Welsh hymn, "I'r Ajrglwydd cenwch lafar glod." The Home Secretary, on behalf of the King, has acknowledged the address of condolence from the inhabitants of5?enaT Bridge.
<1 Fatal Accident at Dlnorwlc Quarries On Wednesday morning a. fatal accident occurred at the Dinorwic Quarries. Whiles man named John R. Jones, formerly of Cae Corniog. Penisa'rwaen, wa; at his work in Pone Link Pen Rhydd Garret, a. piece of rock fell upon him. He was at once removed to the Hospital, where lie died. Deceased leaves a wife and child- ren, with whom much sympathy is felt. Printed for the Welsh National Press Co" Ltd., by Thomas Jones, and published by him at the "Geuedl" Office, New Bar- bour, Cwxarron. |j