FLINTSHIRE'S FAWimEDjFmEmm. 6 '1 .M.,j.k'. J v U :& .U'£c-" REMARKABLE CURE OF A PRESTON WARDER. A SOUTHPORT CRIPPLE FORSAKES i HER CRUTCHES. I WHO ARE THE PILGRIMS TO I HOLYWELL? I LEAVE "WELL" ALONE, "Ths Welsh Wonder-working Waters" still attract pilgrims from far and wide. With the departure of summer and the first touch of the approach of winter, it was predicted that the Holy- well season would come to an end, and that the stream of visitors to the town would cease as the summer holiday seasoa passed away. The contrary to that has actually occurred. Ia spite of the much colder weather that now prevails, the influx of pilgrims is still pheuotngnal. Many of them travel from very long distances, such a1* Scotland, Ireland, Newcastle, and other distant parts in search of health and to be relieved from their many and pain- ful maladies. Nor are these pilgrimages confined solely to Catholics, although members of that faith certainly predominate, but members of other per- suasions resort in numbers to the hoaling waters of St. Winefrido's Well-. This week a young Jewess, a most interesting girl, well-known in Southport, has been cured of a diskes-nig infir city, and her crutches have been suspended over the shrine of St. Winefride to add to the number of these cripple's aids which the users fortunately have not again required after bathing in St. Winefride's Well. Membera of almost every religious denomination are to be found amongst the visitors, and a Clergymau of the Church of England is also about to seek relief in the Well. Doubts Lave been east, and continue to be oast, upon the reported" cures," and the question is asked, What percentage of those who resor, to the Well, obtain relief ? To those who have taken the trouble to mix among these people and interview them the answer is ready at hand. A large number of the visitors go away relieved, if not absolutely cured, and almost all acquire a cheerful- ness and brightness by their visit to Holywell which they did not possess previously. Cures have been reported now without intermittentcy for many weeks but none more striking or pathetic than that of JOSEPH HARRISON, THE PRESTON PRISON WARDER. Harrison is 42 years of age, and resides at 91, St, Mary.street, Preston. For twelve years he has been a warder in Her Majesty's prison at Preston, and he occupied that position when the late Mr. Haverfield (formerly of Flint Gaol), was governor of Prestoh Gaol. Harrison bears traces of having been a fine stalwart fellow, but for many months he has been suffering from an affeotion of the spine, which induced paralysis and accompanying loas of speech. To the trouble of body was added the trouble of mind, beoause with his growing infirmities he would lose his L-ituation-he has a wife and seven children —and the pressure of oare and bodily pain have turned him prematurely grey. The best medical aid was obtained unavailingly, and Harrison was given three months' leave of absence in order to endeavour to have his health restored. At the end of that time he was manifestly worse than at the beginning his power of articulation was goae, and he could only crawl totteringly along, hia bent form being supported on two sticks. His pitiable plight evoked general sympathy, and a representa- tion was made to the Prison Commissioners who granted him an extension of leave for two mouths further, but without salary. On Friday last, Harrison arrived in Holy-tvell, a helpless but not hopeless cripple.—He had to be carried from his house into the cab to be driven to the Railway Station, and also had to ba carried in and out of the railway carriage at every change. When he first bathed in the Well he felt what he describee as an extraordinary burning sensation over the body—a fact which is in itself peculiar beoause other persons who have been cured at the Well have described exactly similar sensations. The weather it will be noted was very cold, yet he remained in the water fully twenty minutes. Harrison felt much better after the first bath, but after the third he actually left the water and ran thrice around the bath, to the surprise of all who witnessed the ead paralytic enter the water. His speech has also returned to him in a wonderful manner, and he replied to our questions in a firm clear voice with the slightest occasional trace only of impediment. He has resided during his visit to Holywell at the Hospice, and since his cure he may be seen freely conversing with his fellow inmates, or briskly walking up and down the steep hill from the Well, firm of foot, etout of limb and erect as the first day when he became a prison warder. Harrison hopes to return to his duties in Preston prison in a few days. What do they say at home about your cure ? he was asked. "They are greatly pleased," he answered. "I have been praying very hard, and my family have made four novenaa in my behalf." CURE OF A LONDONER. Another person cured is Thomas Broderiok, aged about 64 years, of 29, Catherine-road, Notting Hill, London. Broderick has been suffering from oateract, and since his visit to Holywell, his cure has been gradual but certain, the obscurity of bis vision being now removed. In this case the man had been suffering for thirty years from a bad open wound on the shin. After bathing in the Well, the man has not only recovered his eyesight, but the wound in his leg has healed. SCOTCH LADIES AT THE WELL. From all parts of the three kingdoms people arrive in Holywell, and even Canadians resort to the shrine to seek relief. It:is not too maoh to say that in the long history of Holywell at no time has the town accommodated such a commingliug of persons of all ranks, classes and nationalities. Among the visitors for the past week has been Mary Barr, of 37, Ann-street, Dundee, who has suffered intensely from rheumatism for thirtsen years, She had been attended by various doctors and been an inmate of many hospitals without obtaining relief. After a week's stay in Holywell, she returned home perfectly free from the rheumatic pains and contractions, and was able to at once re- sume her work without the slightest inconvenience. —Another cure is reported of Miss Lizzie McKevoy also of Dundee, who is stated to have been cured of a painful ailment from which she bad suffered from birth, but we refrain from giving the details of the case until they have been amply verified. CURE OF A YOUNG JEWESS.-A STRIKING CASE. Miriam Emmanuel, a girl of 17 years, of Jewish parentage, and residing at Johnson-street, Sea Bank Eoad, Southport, was brought to Holywell a com- plete cripple from an affeotion of the spine. She is well known in Southport, and was looked upon with sympathy as she tottered along on two crutches. For the past twelve years the weakness had been growing upon her, and medical aid had been of no avail. In London, the medical faculty bad put her in straps to secure her back, and subsequently in plaister jackets. Of these she had six or seven, but without deriving any benefit. Upon coming to Holywell she bathed some five times in St. Wine- fride's Well, and left her crutches at the Shrine. On Tuesday last she walked to Pantasaph and back with other friends from the Hospice, and before that she was found busy running about the building rendering what assistance she could. On Monday, two priests from Southport happened to be in Holy- well, and recognised the girl as the one they had frequently seen in Southport streets an apparently confirmed cripple, and expressed their extreme astonishment at her manifest cure. This case and that of Warder Harrison are cer- tainly noteworthy. Wo give the addresses of these and other persons who have been cured at the Well, so that the sceptical, if so disposed, can investigate them for themselves. The young Jewess had lost complete power over her legs from a spinal com- plaint caused when she was five years old by a nurae stumbling over a carpet and allowing the child to fall down stairs. As eha grew older her infirmity increased, «ud latterly paralysis was creeping into her arms. She had been treated by several doctors and at different institutions without benefit and one doctor assured her that from a medical point of view sho nlver, would be bettor. She was brought over to Holywell by her mother ou Tuesday week, and was carried into the Well tho day following. When in the water she •>tate3 t'.ir.t she felt a burning sensation in her limbfl, and time then she has oathd repGatedly with most remarkable results. The girl can now walk ficmiy ?;ithou the assistance of crutch or tiiok. 10 passing down High-Street, Holywell, oa Monday, Father Coyne and Turner, of St. Mary's Church, Sontbport, unexpectedly carncaoros,3 the girl walking leisurely about the town, and were astonished to see the helpless cripple of a few dayf;, previously freely walking without the slightest difficulty or trace of lameness. The oure is certainly one of the moet remarkable in the long history of St. Winefride's Well. SAD CASE OF A LIVERPOOL .CARTER. A pitiful case now in the Hospica is that of James Hyam, 26 years of age. Hyam is a Liverpool carter, aud a fine well-built fellow. He had for sometime swelled the ranks of the unemployed in Liverpool, and wearying of the heart killing task of doing nothing', he started on the road." When outside Chester, he was seized with paralysis on the right side, which not only rendered him helpless but also deprid him of the power of speech. He was taken to Chester Infirmary, and after remaining there some time, on the advice of ona of the nurses of that excellent institution, Hyam resolved to try the waters of St. Winefride's Well. He arrived in Holywell oa Tuesday evening, and bathed in the Well on Wednssday morning. After his immersion Hyam was able to straighten his right arm and ply his fingers readily, and he was also able to speak eo as h ma're himself perfectly understood. The oure is jjot complete, but tho man has con- fidence that ha will fully recover in a few days if be can remain in HolywoJ. At present he is penniless, and he, like many others, has found shelter, iood, oleanlin-isa and good nursing in the Hospice. Hyam is not a Catholic. THE VERIFICATION OF THE CURES. Doubters, of course, exist, and the "oures" re- ported time after time are called into question. One correspondent, we observe, describes them as the result of "qnaokery" and the effect of I I priest- craft." We suggest to those who make these comments the case of Harrison, which we have above narrated, How quackery'' can be attributed to the Rev. Father Beauclerk or his helpers is difiioult to conceive. They promise nothing to the pilgrims they simply announce that the waterd are open to those who hope to derive benefit from the use of them. SUNDAY EVENING AT THE WELL. The service in the Crypt of the Well was very numerously attended on Sunday night, there being between four and five hundred persons present. The service was conducted by Father Bsauclerk, who, it may be observed, has only missed one mid-day service at the Well since they have commenced at the beginning of this year—and that through his having been called away on business which could not be deferred. The weather, particularly on the hills was very cold on Sunday night, but in the Well it was perfectly warm, an arrangement of curtains and screens having been put up to ehiit out all draught. LEAVE "WELL" ALONE. The action of the members of the Local Board at their last meeting, in deciding to give notice to the Rev. Farher Beauclerk to determine the tenancy of the Well in May next, has given rise to considerable feeling in the town adverse to the action of the Local Board. Rumours have been circulated of a meeting of ratepayers to protest against the course taken by the Board, but they have not yet taken practical shape. It is asserted that the action of the Local Board has been completely misunderstood that there was no intention whatever on the part of the movers in the matter to put up the letting of the Well to the highest bidder, or of taking the tenanoy out of the hands of Father Beauclerk; that the desire was simply to clear the way for the Urban District Council, which comes into existance in the place of the Local Board next December, and to enable them to make a new agreement for the letting of the Well and baths. That the item for repairs, added to those of rates and taxes and ground rent, makes a large hole in the £100 rental now paid, and that it is indispensable in the interests of the distriot that new and better terms should be agreed upon. On the other hand, it is submitted that the Well has for some years been a loss to the lessees, and that the Local Board have not in any way helped to bring the Well into the prominent position it now holds, nor to iaduoe the orowds who have this year visited Holywell, to come into the town. That the step taken by the Board is intended to enable their successors to pounce upon the tenant of the Well, immediately he has made it remunerative, aLd to extort a share of the profit, which is a system of rack-renting with a vengeance. That the vieitors to Holywell are a source of profit either directly or indirectly to the whole community, and that Father Beauclerk should be enoouragad rather than hampered in his work. We have received a number of letters bearing upon the matter, the arguments used by the correspondents being summarised above. The general feeling expressed by the writers is that the Local Board would have acted more judiciously had they lefr. I W tilt' alone." THE WELL WATERS. Applications still continue to be received in large numbers daily from all parts of the country for supplies of water from St. Winefride's Well, and they are despatched nightly by parcels post. Large supplies are also sent by train, and on Saturday last a quantity of water was despatched by the steamer Umbria to an American applicant. The quantity of water thus supplied, added to that which is carried away daily by tho pilgrims to the Well, must be very large. FEAST OF ST. WINEFRIDE. A large. number of beds have already been aeoured by persons who intend visiting Holywell for the feast of St. Winefride on the 4th of November next. As the day approaches the number will doubtless be greatly augmented, and a very large number of pilgrims will attend the feast. The Bishop of Shrewsbury has promised to be present, and high mass will be cdebrated in his presence, the preacher being the Rev. Charles Galton, S.J., of St. Beuno's College. In the evening the Rev. Bernard Vaughan, of Manchester (brother of Cardinal Vaughan), will deliver an address to the pilgrims in the New Hall. THE NEW HALL, The work in connection with this large building is being pushed forward with rapidity, and although it will not be fully completed by tho feast day, yet it will be sufficiently advanced to enable the building to be occupied on the 4th proximo. The walls around the Hall will be set to a height of six feet with coloured encaustic tiles, and the order for their manufacture has been given to Mr. J. C. Edwards, Ruabon. They wiM be capped with a pretty moulding and around the Hall polished oak seats will be fixed. The floor will be laid with pitohpine blocks, and the fittings of the Hall will be in pitoh- pine. STATUE OF THE SACRED HEART. In connection with the addition now being made to the senior department of St. Winefride's Schools we underdtand Father Beauclerk intends to erect a large statue of the Saviour shewing the Saored Heart. The statue will be of bronze, standing nearly seven feet high, and will be an exaot copy of the famous statue in the Church of the National Vow, Paris. This statue, together with that of St. Winefride on the opposite side of the road, will ferm prominent features to all who arrive in Holywell from the railway station, DISTINGUISHED VISITORS. A number of distinguished persona have recently visited the Well, among them being a nephew of the Insh patriot Dan O'Oonnell. "ST. WINEFRIDE'S SUMMER." The splendid weather which has prevailed for several weeks Las enabled the visitors to continue bathing 1G the Well far into the autumn. This is regarded by the Catholics as a special favour to them atxl this autumn has been named" St. Winefride's summer," in commemoration of the fact that the bathing season has beon so unusually prolonged.
—> MILWR. CHURCH MISSION ROOM. The new Church Mission Room, on Lord MOt-tyn's Dderwon Fawr Farm, Milwr, will be opened on Sunday afternoon next by the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, who will i deliver an address on the occasion. The new I Mission Room has been instituted by the Rov. D. Joaee, rector of Brynford, |
Flintshire Quarter Sessions. The Flintshire Michaelmas Quarter Sessions were held at the County Hali, Mold, on Weduesday last, when the following justices were present :-H. R. Hughes, Esq. (Lord Lieutenant), Lord Moetya, P. P. Pennant, Esq., C.Davison, E>q., J. LI. Price, Esq., P. Tatten Davies-Cooke, Esq., 0. P. Morgan, Esq., John Watkinson, Esq., J. Rsny, Egq Dr. Easterby, P. B. Davies-Cooke, Esq., John Corbett, Esq., W. Cattnrall, Esq., W. Williams, Esq. (Caer- wys), W. Thomas, Esq., II; LI. Jones, E-q., T. Pa-ry, Esq., W. Williams, Eq. (Rhyl), W. Wynne, Esq., Dr. Eyton Lloyd, W. r. Parkin,4, Esq., S. Perks, Esq., J. L. Muspratt, Esq., R. V. Kyike, Esq., Llewaiyn J. Henry, Esq., Wilson Carstairs Jones, Baiiy A. Potts, Esq., Wm. Jones, Esq., and Colonel ABBESS TO THB GRANsD JUBY. The Deputy-Chairman (Mr. P. P. Pennant), in his address to the Grand Jury, paid the oalendar was heavier than had been the case for very many years, but the cases was of a character requiring no oomment from him, and as the Court bad before it the appointment of chairman, the justices would at onee retire for that and other purposes. ELECTION 8F CHAIRMAN. The Court adjourned for the purpose of electing a chairman in the place of the late Mr. J. Scott Bankes. Mr. Pennant, in mentioning the great loss the Court had sustained by Mr. Bankea' death, said they knew how entirely Mr. Bankes bad gained the confidcuce of the Court and the couaty by the ability with which be had discharged the duties of chairman for 30 years. —The Lord Lieutenant (Mr. Hughes) proposed a vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr. Bankea on the very grievous and irreparable loss they Lai sustained.—Colonel Roper seconded, aud it was carried unanimously.— Mr. H. R. Hughes next proposed the election of Mr. Pennant as chairman, remarking that the admirable manner in which Mr. Pennant had discharged the duties of deputy-ohairman for 25 years pointed him out as the legitimate successor to Mr. Bankes.—Mr. J. L. Muspratt seconded.—Mr. S. Perks (Rhyl) con- sidered that a knowledge of legal matters was essential to the chairman, and he proposed the name of Mr. John Eldon Bankes, barrister. He did so without the slighest disrespeot t) Mr. Pennant.- Mr. Wm. Thomas Seconded.—Mr. Pennant agreed that now the duties of chairman had in a great measure become judicial, the administrative duties having been handed over to the County Council, it was advisable to have a legal gentleman in the chair. In talking the matter over with the Lord Lieutenant a few weeks ago, he told him that in case be was appointed ohairman he wonld only take the office for one year, so that the Court might have an oppor- tunity of selecting a man who should really be the most effisient chairman.—Mr. Perks, after hearing these remarks, withdrew his proposition, and Mr. Pennant was unanimously elected chairman.—On the proposition of Mr. P. B. Davies-Cooke, seconded by Mr. Perks, Mr. J. Eldon Bankes was elected d eputy -chair man. APPOINTMENTS. Mr. W. Carstairs Jones was appointed to repre- sent the Court of Quarter Sessions on the Flint- shire Standing Joint Committee, vice Mr. Scott Bankes, deceased.—Appointments were then made for the various divisions in the county under the provisions of the Lunacy Act, 1890. THE FLINT STABBING CASE. Francis Rogers (25) was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously woundiDgThomas Goodman Nuttall, at Flint, on the 25th of August last. Mr. Trevor Lloyd prosecuted and Mr. Ralph V. Bankes defended. The prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour. INDECENT ASSAULT. Robert Edwards (26), Mold, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Edith James, at Mold, on the 30th of July last, but he afterwards withdrew his plea, and pleaded guilty. The prisoner was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour. Mr. S. Moss prosecuted, and Mr. Ralph V. Bankes appeared for the defence. NOT GUILTY. John Roberts (46), labourer, was indicted for breaking into the warehouse of Mr. A. Shephard, Rhyl, on the 25th of July last, and stealing there- from three Mnen pillow cases. Prisoner was found not guilty. Mr. Trevor Lloyd prosecuted. THE BABBEfi'S DOOM. William Barber, a barber by trade, of Bagillt, was indicted for having, on the 17th of July, stolen from the person of John Peter Jones, of Dee Bank, Bagillt, a glazier's diamond glass cutter, of the value of 25s. The prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. Mr. Trevor Lloyd appeared for the prosecution. T&E CATTLE LIFTING CASE, Mary Hughes, a woman hailing from Upton, Cheshire, was indicted for having, on the 25th of August last, stolen two heifers, the property of Mr. T. R. Probert, Higher Kinnerton. The facts of the case kave already been fully reported. Mr. Ralph V. Bankes pro«eouted, and Mr. W. B. Tates defflwwl the prisoner. The prisoner was found guiiSffi and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonmsmivith hard labour. Iii HOLYWELL BURGLARY. William Rsfeerts, a returned convict, pleaded guilty to having on various occasions in June and July last, stolen a quantity of shoe lasts, iron shoe pedals, leather, &o., the property of Mr. James Barron, High.street, Holywell. Mr. Ralph V. Bankes appeared for the prosecution. The particulars of the thefts have been already detailed. The prisoner was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour. STEALING A OOAT. James Wright (35), labourer, pleaded guilty to stealing a ooat, at Mold, on the 15ch of August, and was sentenced to seven days with hard labour. Mr. Ralph V. Bankes prosecuted. THROWN OUT. The grand jury threw out the bill against Riohard Craven, for having stolen a watoh and guard at Oakenhoit, Flint, on the 28th of September last. Mr. S. Moss had been instructed for the prosecution.
— —. MOLD. CONGEST AT THE TOWN HALL. -On Mcnday evening last, a grand vocal and instrumental concert was given in the Town Hall Assembly Room, in aid of the Pentre Chapel renovation fund. There was a large attendance, and the proceedings proved highly successful. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES.-Services of thanksgiving for the harvest were held at the English Congregational Church, Westminster Road, on Sunday last, when sermons were preached both morning and evening, by the Rev. J. E. Griffiths, Pembroke DJek. The disoourses of the rev. gentle- man were eminently appropriate to the occasion, and were founded upon xxii. St. Matthew, 21, and .f0*1?' t0 14' Botk 8e"ioes were well attended. In the afternoon a service of praise was held, at wbieh the following programme was rendered: -t-ty-tnn reading and praver; anthem, -1 Praise the Lord, the Choir organ solo, Mr. H, r. Jones eong, Although the fig tree," Rev. W. Morgan quartette, God is a Spirit," members of Choir; song, What shall the harvest, &c. Miss M. Roberts; organ solo, Mr. H. T. Jones; song, The better laud," Miss M. Roberts anthem, 0 praise the Lord," Choir; song, "The holy city," Rev. W. Morgan; organ solo, Mr. H. T. Jones; j"en?' l,deum," Choir. Similar services wera held at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Wrexham- E- H°Pkins- Mole (pastor), officiated, and eollections were made in aid of the Chapel trust funds.
POLICE COURT; SATUEDAY—Before Messrs John Corbett (in the chair), H, Ltoyd Jones.' THE PONTYBODKIN ELOPEMENT AND ITS SEQUEL Henry Humphreys, collier, of Pontybodkin, was charged with stealing a pair of boots belonging to his wife, Edith Humphreys. The evidence given was to the effect that on the 3rd iost., the prisoner eloped with an innkeeper's daughter, and went to Mold en route for pastures new." The prisoner called at a bookshop, and took away a pair of boots belonging to his wife, which had been left for repairs. Whilst awaiting the arrival of a witness, their Worships held a consultation, as a result of which the prisoner was discharged upon promibing to return home t. bis wife, and endeavour to make amends to Ler for his past misconduct. assault, William Williams, a burly fellow residing at Strickland's Row, was brought up and charged under warrant for dis jbedieuce of frumoons, with assault- ng an old named Charles M^ude, residing in the eame place,—Informant stated that on the 26th July, the defendant assaulted him most severely in i his own house, by kicking him,—Other evidence 11 — — w'M given shewing that as a result of the iiltreat- menl, he i.ad received, the informant's head and j face were bruised and bleeding.—The defendant, j who had been previously convicted of similar offences, was fined 10.3. and ccsts, or 14 day's imprisonment,
CHURCH BAZAAR AT THE TOWN HALL; On Wednesday afternoon a grand bazaar was opened at the Town Hall in aid of the Parish Church and National Schools. The affair was held under distinguished patronage, and the opening eeremony was performed at three o'oloek by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese and Mrs. Edwards in the presence of a crowded and fashionable assembly. Mrs. Edwards, who was enthusiastically received, referred to the dislike some pe)ple had to speech- making by women. She was unwilling to trouble them with a speech, and would therefore at once proceed to declare the bazaar open. Mr. P. B. Davie?-Cooke, proposed a cordial vote of thanks to Mrs. Edwards, which was seconded by Mr. John Corbett. The Lord Bishop, who upon rising received quite an ovation, said it gave him great pleasure to be present that afternoon, as the object of the bazaar was certainly one which ought to enlist the hearty and generous support of the church people of Mold. The bazaar was in aid of the Parish Church and the National Schools, in the latter case in order to enable the school managers to comply with the requicements of the Board of Education. He had during the last six weeks visited 120 schools in the Diocese, and in his opinion the requirements of the Education Department wc-e neces-ary. He was glad to be able to make this statement, and desired also to bear testimony to the zeal and ability I of the President of the Board of Elucation. His Lordship then dealt at length with the advantages of the voluntary system, and also with the importance of imparting religious instruction in schools. The Assembly Room was most artistically decorated for the occasion, and the stalls which were ten in number were heavily laden with a profusion of costly artioles. The following were the stall- holders: -Mrs. Barker and Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Davies-Cooke. Mrs. Price Jones and Miss A. H. Jones, Mrs. Keene and Miss Rookman, Mrs. Swift, Miss Williams and Mrs. Rowdon, Mrs. Trubshaw, the members and associates of the Mold Girls' Friendly Society, and the Misses Elkington. From the outsat until the close of the day business proceeded briskly the attendance throughout the day quite exceeding the expectations of the promoters. Selections were played at intervals by the Mold Orchestral Society, and entertain-nents were given in the Anti-Room by the Alabama Coon minstrels.
SECOND DAY. The result of the first day's sale exceeded the most sanguine expectations, when at the close of the proceedings it was found that the good round sum of L300 bad been realised. It was a disappointment to many that Mr. P. P. Pennant, who had been announoed to take part in the opening ceremony on the second day, was absent at the Church Congress. Mrs. Pennant, who was introduced by the vicar, performed the opening ceremony, and commended the object of the bazaar to the sympathies of all present.—Mr. C. P, Morgan moved a vote of thanks to Mrs. Pennant, and expressed regret at her husband's absence. Mr. Pennant always took a deep interest in their grand old church and schools, and was ever ready and willing to take an active part and give them the benefit of his influence and advice. As a Churchman, he (Mr. Morgan) took that opportunity of congratulating the stallholders and their fair assistants on the great success that had crowned their labours on the preoeding day (applause). It must be a great satisfaction to them and a source of great encouragement (applause).— Mr. W. P. Jones seconded, and the vote was carried by acclamation.
—— «- FLINT. Mr. Henry Taylor, town clerk of Flint, has promised to read a paper before the Liverpool Welsh National Society on Flintshire Castles and their oonnection with Cheater." THE EBONY OOONS held a meeting on Tuesday night for the purpose of making arrangements for the coming season and for drawing out a programme. ENGLISH WEGLFYANS. --On Wednesday the harvest thanksgiving services wereheld in connection with the English Wesleyan Chapel. The special preacher was Mr. R. Pinches, of Chester. THE LATH MR. P. A. MAWDSLEY.—The friends of the late Mr. P. A. Mawdsley, will be pleased to hear that the family of the deceased gentleman have arrived at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, where they have purchased a plot of land and purpose building a mansion. ST. MARY'S MOUNT.-This property was oflered for sale at the Cross Foxes Hotel, Flint, on Monday, by Mr J. E. Davies, auctioneer. The highest bid made was 4750, at which sum the property vias withdrawn. Messrs Hughes and Hughes, Flint, were the solicitors for the vendor. 0 CAERSALEM THANKSGIVING SERVIOEs.-On Monday afternoon and evening last services of thanksgiv- ing for the harvest were held at the Caersalem Chapel in connection with the English Presbvterians, and also on Tuesday, when the Rev. Josiah Jones preached. Collections were made in aid of the Welsh Mission Fund. AN OLD OFFENDER.-At the Borough Police Court, on Monday, before Major C. E. Dyson and T Mr. E. J. Hughes, James Clarke, a noted chara- ter in the borough, was brought up charged with being drunk and disorderly on the night of the 13th inst. Police-constable Davies, who proved the case, said the defendant was drunk in Castle- etreet on Saturday night, and owing to his violence be was compelled to look him up.—In default of paying a fine of 203. and 6s. Gj. costs, he was committed to gaol for one month. ST. DAVID'S CHURCH.—The harvest thanksgiving services were held at the above Church on Friday evening last. The building was completely packed many failing to gain admission. The decoration. were very beautiful, and were undertaken by the following: Mrs. Thomas, Post Office; Mrs. Greenfield, Misses Evans. Miss Littler, Miss Jones, Schools Miss Hughes Jones, Miss Skipper, Miss Morgan, &c. The service was fully choral, Simper's "Magnificat" and "Nunc Dimittis" and the anthem "Praise thy God, 0 Zion," by the same composer, being excellently rendered. The lessons were read by A. G. Smith, Esq., Oakenholt Hall, the prayers by the Rector (Rev. W. LI, Nicholas), and Rev. O. Davies, curate. The preacher for the evening was Rev. T. Williams, vicar of Nantglyn, The collections were in aid of the Home Missions. Flowers and fruit were sant in profusion by members of the oongregation, amongst others by Mr. Fryers Laadbroak Hall, Mrs. Lloyd, Mr. Craven, and Mr. Denton.
THE TOWN COUNCIL.—IMPENDING ELECTION. There is, at present, every prospect of a close contest taking place this year for the four vacancies on the Flint Town Council. The retiring Councillors are Messrs. Shem Davies, W. D. Gibson, Richard Davies and R. W. Bowen. It is currently reported that Messrs. Richard Davies and R. W. Bowen do not intend seeking re-election, and this report is borne out by the fact that neither gentlemen has attended any of the council meetings of late, in fact it was but a few months back that Councillor R. W. Bowen intimated his intention of rehiguing his position as a representative on the oouncif. It is to be regretted that Councillor Bowen should take sli-th a step and absent hiruself from public office. Though he did not aspire to the position of one of the Council orators, yet he was a member who acted with great discretion and at the same time with independent policy. Ho was a member well versed in municipal affairs and understood the needs and requirements of the borough. Should Mr. Bowen seek re-elcction his return is assured. Concerning Mr. R. Davies, of Coed onn, he as a Councillor never sought prominence, but his services were most valuable to the Council. The other two retiring members who do seek re-election —Messrs. Shem Davies and W. G. Gibson, have each shown themselves good members and have justified the confidence reposed in them. Ia view of the vacancies in the Council several urines are freely spoken of as probable candidates for municipal honours, among thorn Messrs. Alfred B. Lloyd, builder, Hal! Thomas R^sn, (junior), I Castle Hill House; Walter Owen (ex T. C.), Tea Bank; James Jones, grower, Church-street; and Robert Price, tailor, Chester-road. S! ould tLe above c .mod gentlemen be nominated aud come to a pull. it will most probably be a close contest. The Local Government Act, 1891, does not to any material extent effect the present powers of municipal authorities, conquently there is not prospect of any radical change in the government of the borough. ALLEGED LARCENY FROM A TILL.- STRUCK DUMB. John Matthews, labourer of Maesgwyn farm, and William Welsh, alias Chester Bill," were on Wednesday brought up at the Borough Police Court, before Mr E. J. Hughes, charged with stealing from the till in the bar of the Black Lion, Church- street, a purse containing 69. 4d. the property of Capt. Richard Williams. The proseoutor stated that on Tuesday, the two men called at the Black Lion about 6.30 in the evening, and were served with drink by bis wife. The purse produced he identified as his property. He saw the purse less than half an hour previous to the two prisoners coming into the house.—Inspector Minshull deposed to appre- hending the two men at the Black Lion, on Tuesday evening. He charged them with stealing the purse, which they denied. Upon searching them at the Police Station he found the purse produced upon John Matthews. The prisoners were silent when the purse wa found upon them. Upon the applica- tion of Inspector Minshull, the prisoners were re- maded to Friday next.
NEWMARKET. FLINTSHIRE AND DENBIGHSHIRE WELSH CONGRE- GA.TIONAL UNioy.-The quarterly meeting of this union, was held on Tuesday, at tho Independent Chapel, Newmarket. The Rev R Roberts, Rhos, presided over a numerous attendance of delegates, including the Revs David Oliver, Holywell; Dr Robert, Wrexh im T Charles, Denbigh; T E Thomas, Coedpoeth Thomas Roberts, Mold, (secretary), &o. The first business was the election of officers for the year 1895, and the following were appointed, viz :—President, the Rev Samuel Thomas, Newmarket; treasurer, Mr Michael, Caergwrle, and secretary, the Rev Thomas Roberts, Mold. It was decided to hold the next and final meeting of the year at Ruthin in December nex,, when Mr Roberts will deliver his valedictcrv address. It was decided to erect a new church at Ff yimongroew on a site acquired from Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M. P., who has given a handtorne subscription towards the building fund. Trustees were appointed to [vt as a committee to assist the members of the church in the matter.—It was also decided to start a cause at Prestatyn, in order to meet the needs of the Independents residing there, as well a the large number of visitors who frequent the place durin? the summer. HARVEST HOME. —The annual harvest homo festival was held at St. Michael's, the Parish Church of the above village, on the Ilth inst. The English service was at 3 p.m., when Evensong was read by the Rev. G. Howell Davies, rector, and the bssons by the Rev. W. Ll. Nicholas, M.A., rector of Flint, who also delivered a powerful and eloquent discourse founded on St. Matthew xiii., 28. In the course of his sermon he made an earnest and convincing plea for the retention of the Bible in our elementary schools, showing very explicitly how worthless the godless education of the masses would be without it, and what disastrous results we may expect from such a vapid and unreal education. He also referred in foroible terms to the virtue of gratitude and mercy and advocated more religious tolerance, and illustrated his remarks by reference to the tares in the parable, the Marian persecution of the 16th oentury, and incidents of later years.—The Welsh Evensong was at 7 p.m., when Tallis' service was rendered, and appropriate hymns sung. The same clergymen officiated as at the English service, and the Rector of Flint again preached an able and appropriate sermon, and sustained the rivitted attention of the large congregation throughout his discourse. The Church had been beautifully decorated with flowers, fruit, (fee,, by Mrs. Howell Davies, Rectory; Mrs. Walter Jones, Wrexham Mrs. and Miss Linnel!, Mrs. J one, The School and Miss E L Roberts, Mostyn Arms. Corn, vegetables &c., had been kindly given by Mrs. Nicholson' Nithsdale, Rhyl and Mr. Liunell, Gop, and other friends. Collections were made at the close of each service in aid of the Church Choir. -The Rector and Mrs. Howell Davies generously entertained the adult members of the choir to an excellent supper the same evening.
4 OAERWYS. SPOUT.-On Friday last, Mr. W. H, Bickerton, of Maesmynnan, shot a fine wo)deock on the Maesmynnan estate. HOLYWELL WESLEYAN CIRCUIT MUSICAL FESTIVAL. The musical festival of the churches inethe Holywell Wesleyan Ciscuit, was held at Caerwys, on Wednesday evening, and was a decided success. There were some 200 choristers present from the eight churches within the circuit, viz. :-I-Iolywell, Calcot, Caerwys, Greenfield, Lice, Pentre Halkyn, Ysceifiog and Bryngoleu. The attendance of members of the congregation was so lirge that fully one-half were unable to obtain admission. Mr. Daniel Pierce, Holywell, presided, and the Rav. D. Marriott, Holywell, opened the festival with prayer. Unfortunately, Mr. J. P. Lewie, of Rhyl, who was the appointed musical conduotor, was unable to attend, and telegraphed to Mr. Joseph Jones, Hoiyweli, stating his inability, at the same ;ime offering to contribute towards the expense of obtain- ing the services of Mr. Wilfrid Jones, Wrexham. This could not be done, and a very wise and what turned out a very sucoes-ful way of meet- ing the difficulty, was the appointment of the conductors of different choirs to take portions of the festival music. The conductors were Messrs. Wm. Jones, Facballt, Whitford J. T. Edwards. Caerwys, and David Owens, Ysceifiog. The work of accom- i panist was carried out in an efficient manner by' Miss Lizzie Wynne Jones, Hoiywell. The singing of the choirs was praiseworthy, the time and expression being excellent, and the balance of voices was remarkably good. Great credit is due to Mr. Joseph Jones, Holywell, the leader of the choir at Pen'dref, for the unanimity that prevailed in the "nging of the combined choirs, Mr. Jones having taken considerable trouble in arranging and pre- paring for the festival. To him is also due in great part with the assistance of the Musical Committee, the selection of the music.
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4. Births. BENNETT—On the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. J. W. Bennett, King's Arms Hotel, Holywell, of a son. DOUGLAS—On the 13th inst., at the Bank-house, Ruabon, the wife of Mr. J. Campbell Dougla;, of a Bon. HUGHES—On the 9th inst., the wife of Mr. Geo. Hughes, collier, Pentre, Bagillt, of twins—son and daughter. JONEs-On the 3rd inst., at Ty'n»y-pwll, Gwespyr, Holywell, the wife of Mr. William Jones, of a daughter. JoNiis -On the 15th inst., the wife of Captain John — Jones, Bagilit road, Greenfield, of a son. JONES—On the 13th inst., at 11, Albert-street, Upper Bangor, the wife of Mr. R. Jones, of a son. Joxhs-On the 8th inst., the wife of Mr. Hugh Jones, New Brighton, Bagillt, of a son. KENDRICK-On the 11th inst., the wife of Mr. Wm. Kendrick, Pentre Bach, Bagillt. of a daughter. SIMON-all the 13th last., at Ty Ueha, Mold, the wife of Mr. George H. Simon, of a eon. THOMAs-On the 16th inst., the wife of Mr, John Thomas, Gadlys Wood, Bagillt, of a eon. WATsoN-On the 11 th inst., at Howell's Terrace, Gadlys, Bagilit, the wife of Mr. Edward Watson of a son. Marriages. BET AN—DAVIES—On the 17th inst., at the Cathedral, Manchester, by the Rev. Hy. A. Hudson. M.A., Evan Jones, second son of Mr. Evan Bryan, Trade Hall, Holywell, to Eliza Annie, only daughter of the late Mr. Robert Davies, of Macclesfield. CHRISTIAN -JONES -on the 11th iost., at Holy Tiinity Church, Price Stret-t, Birkenhead, by the Rev. J. Guy, B. A, William, elder Bon of John Christian, Grantham, Liuiolnehire, to Margaret Ellen Jones, Bridge House, Mustyn, and second daughter of John Bassett, Park- sireet, Denbigh, SnAw-VAuau&i- LLOYD- On the Vth iust., at Dodleeton, by the Rtv. A. Gordon, agisted by the Rev. N. J. N. Gouriie, Thomas Bickley, second son of the late William Shaw, of Chet-ter, to Constance Margaret, only daughter of the late Robert Vaughan-Lloyd, Esq solicitor Holywell. Deatiis. GRIFFITHS-On the lith inst., at the refidenceo his sister, Mrs. Duubavin, Llandudno, Mr. David Griffiths, Chapel-terrace, Holywell, aged G2 years. HUGIIEa-On the lll.h inst., at Marsh Row, Mostyn, Ann, widow of Robert Hughes, sawyer, aged 79 years. JONEs--On the 9th inst., at Tan y cae, Mot-tyn, Margaret, wife of Mr. Daniel Jones, aged GO J ears. JONES—On the 17th inst., Albert, son of Captain John Jones, Bagillt roal, Greenfield, aged 2 days. LEwIs-On the 12th inst., at Old Row, Leeswood, Mold, Mr. Tnomas Lewis, aged 64 years LLOYD.—On the IGth inot., Mr John Lloyd, Glan. y den, G eenfield, aged 51 years MAHON-On the htb inst., at Mount-street, Flint, Miss Ann MuhaD, aged 5G years. ROBERTS — OO the 9th inst., at 67, Mumforth-itr et Flint, Mr. Llewelyn Rourti, ag;d CO yeais. THOMAS—On the loth iust., at Chapel House, Gronant, Jane, daughter of Mr. Wm. Thomas, aged 15 morths. WILLIAMS—On the 14th inst., at No. 3, Court, Milford Street, Mold, Edward, infant soa of Mr KiWot..} w;n;„— j «