FLINTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BRYNFORD DIVISION. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN—For the generous support you so readily gave mo in the Election of Saturday last, and for returning me with a pcll of more than double the votes given to the two other candidates, I return you my heartiest thanks My beat services shall be always given to promote the interests of my oonatitueuts, my friends and neighbours at Brynford. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your grateful servant, SAMUEL JONES. Ashfield House, Milwr, June 28tb, 1897. BRYNFORD COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,—I bag most respectfully to tendez' my sincere thanks to the 75 Electors who rooordcd their votes in my favour, most of whom I did not sae before the election day, as I do not beliove in canvassing. Though the result was agaiost me on this oocasiou, I trust to be able to reverse the majority next March. I am, Your obedient Servant, JOHN PHILIP JONES. Pendra Cottage, Holywell, 30th June, 1897. THE DIAMOND JUBILEE. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. A GRAND DINNER WILL BE HBLB AT THB HOTEL VICTORIA, ON WEDNESDAY, THE 14TH or JULY, 1897, TO inaugurata the change of name of the old King's Arms Hotel to the Hotel Vict >ria. TICKETS, 2s. 6D. EACH, Wbi-h should be taken not later than THURSDAY, 8th of JULY. STJN INSURANCE OFFICE. Am. v FOUNDED 1710 Sum insured in 1896, £ 388,952,800, For all particulars apply to the following Agent., HOLYWELL. MR. ROBERT THOMAS. MOLD., .MESSES KELLY, KEENE & 00 ST. ASAPH MB. Ll. LLOYD. BUCKLEY MB. EDWA D ROBERTS
THURSDAY, JULY 1ST, 1897. The question of petitioning the Local Government Board on the subject of the taxation of cycles was discussed by the Flintshire Rural District Council at St. Asaph on Friday, and it was decided to petition the Local Government Board, in favour of their taxation.
HOLYWELL. THE SUJmSB TRAINS.—The summer eervioe of trains oommences to-day. The alterations in the times of local trains are very numerous. TEKPBBAKOB MHBTIHG.—An opan air temperauoe meeting was held in High-street on Tuesday evening last, when an eloquent and stirring address was given by the Rev. Morris Morgan, of Swansea, and of the United Kingdom Allianoe. Thera was a good gathering over which Mr H. Vaughan Lloyd presided, and at the close some pledges were taken. Other meetings were announcoi to be held during Mr Morgan's stay in the town. A Osa-hpying MovEatBsrx. wj.. xr-ij „Du Vnluntooi Cuipe liiiTO f'-nnrl ia Captain J. B. Feildiag an officer who studies the comforts as well fif the mental improvement of the men under his oommand, and it is gratifying to find that the volunteers appreciate in a marked manner his efforts in their behalf. The Drill Hall is being very con- veniently fitted up as a reading room, and is well supplied with newspapers and current periodicals. Captain Feilding is now providing a library for the volunteers and a good number of capital books have already been provided. The Drill Hall has now an additional attraction to the men, and they resort to the Hall nightly ia good numbers. COMPLIMENTABY DLNKBR TO THE "SNOWDROPS." —On Wednesday night a complimentary dinner was given the Holywell "Snowdrops" troupe of minstrels, by the Proprietors of the King's Head Hotel. In addition to the members of the troupe there were a number of invited guests present. Mr Finney (junior), preigidel, and Mr Wm. Bakewell oooupied the vioe-ohair, A sumptuous menu was provided in exoellent style and afterwards a pleasant evening wa3 spent. The loyal and patriotic toasts were given, and in the course of the proceedings th troupe took the opportunity of presenting the musical director, Mr Willie Nuttall, with a music cabinet in recognition of his services with the troupe since its formation. Songs and choruses were given by the troupe and also bv the other guests present. The toast of "The Hosts" was offered, with the thanks of the company for the generous treat afforded. FHAST OF THE SAOBED HELRT.-Tiia celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart at St. Winefride's Cathoiic Church, took place on Friday last. Missa cantata wa3 sang, Fr. Flynn celebrating, in the morning, and in the evening Benediotion was followed by the enrolment of members in the Apostleship of Prayer. A procession was afterwards formed headed by orozier and aooll tes, and a magnificent silk worked banner of OM' Lady. Sevotal ether bauntrs wsic also carried. There were a large number of people in the proce^ion and each one wore the badge of the Saored lit art. Tic roate of the procession was up Well-street, through Cross-street and Whitford-street, and down the New Road to the St. Winefride's New Hall, where the congregation assembled round the statue of the Sacred Heart, and sang a number of hymns. The surroundings of the Statue had been beautifully deoorated for the feaRt and the see to around the statue was very impressive. The prooession was re-formed and proccaded down to the Well, where, after prayers, the relio was venerated and the service closed. ODDFELLOWS' DISTBICT MEETING. On Monday last, the half-yearly meeting of the Holywell District of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, M.U., was held at the Loyal Coed Da Lodge, Cilaen (Royal Oak, Rhydymwyn). Delegates were resent representing the fourteen lodges comprising ths Holywell DiEt The district officers present were, Grand Master T. D. Roberts, Ffynnongroew, presiding; Deputy Grand Master Fred Wallis, Rhyl, in the vice-chair; Prov. District Treasurer, Joseph Peters, Holywell; Prov. Corresponding Secretary Robert Thomas, Holywell. In addition to the formal business of the meeting the items of interest were the appointment of trustees, and the oominatton of district officers for the next half year. P.P«^-M. Thos. Thomas, Holywell, and P.G. Richard Parry, Halkyn, were duly appointed to the oflioe of trustees. Deputy Grand Master Fred Wallify Rhyl, wae nominated for the Grand Master's ohalr. -^r the Deputy Grand Master, there were nominated Win, Freeman, Holywell; P.G. J. V. Pricep Bagilit; P-G. John Owen Jones, Flint; P.G. Edw Jones, Connah's Quay; P.G. Thos. Bedfern, Hftlkyn and P.G. John Davies, Llanasa. The nominations tor district auditors were, P.G. Walter Baird, C^nah s Quay; P.G. John Wilson Owen, Flint, and P.G. Nicholson, Llanasa. After the transaction of business, the officers and delegates sat down a dinner provided by the ho,st, Mr. Patriot Meade. After dinner, the oompany Hang God Save the Queen in honour of the Diamond Jubilee, also Co 3 hlcss be Prince of Wftlos" ar, Her) wla: *0 FEAST OF ST. WINEFRIDE. The Feast of St. Winefride was celebrated at St. Winefride's Catholic Church, oa Sunday last. There were large congregations at the low masses said early in the morning. At eleven o'clock, solemn high mass was celebratsd by the Rev. Father Healey, S.J., of St. Benno's Oollege, assisted by the Rev. Fathers Butterfield (St Beuno's College) and Flynn, as deaoon and sub-deaoon respectively. The choir, under the direction of Miss C Gregory, organist, sang Farmer's Mass in B flat, the solos being taken by Miss M'Oabe, ani Messrs T. A. Lambert, A. Langdon and W. A. Howard. The offertory pieoe was J. Brady's Tota Pnlobra." After the oelebration, the weather being beautifully fine, a procession was formed with oross and banners and the statue of the Saored Heart, and prooeeded up Well-street to Victoria Square at the top of High-street, were a circle was formed, and after an invocation to St Winefride for intercession, hymns were sang and the procession returned to the Churoh. In the evening there was Litany and Benediotion. The offertory pieoe was an Ave" by Gordon, and was sang by Miss M'Oabe. The Rev. Fr. Butter- field delivered a disburse on "The gift of Grace." After Benediction, the congregation marched in pro- cession to St Wmefrido's Well, where the Litauy wai said and after the singing of the proocsaional hymn to St. Winefride to the well-known "Pilgrims' Ave tune, the relic of St Winefride was venerated as the worshippers parsed out. The deoorations in Well-street and the New-road used on Jubilee Day and also on the Feast of the Saored Heart on Friday remained over Sunday. The Well at the Sunday evening service was illuminated with numerous t spera. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIPS. CONFERENCE OF SCHOOL GOVERNORS AND ELEMENTARY TEACHERS. On Saturday last a conference wai held at the Town Buildings of the Governors and the teaching btaff of the Holywell County School, with the teachers of the Elementary Sohools of the Holywell district. The oonferenco was held for the purpose of discussing the methods best adapted for bringing the County Sohool into direct touch with the Elementary Schools of the district and particularly with regard to the question of the manner in which the scholarships should be awarded. In the absence of the Chairman of the County Sohool Governors (Mr S. K. Muspratt), the chair was oooupied by Mt J. Carman, and there were also present:-Messrs Peter Jones, Thos. Thomas, P. Harding Roberts, E. Bryan, W. Jones, J. Kerfoot Evans, Robert Foulkes, Rev D. Oliver, and the Clerk (Mr F. Ll. Jones); Messrs J. O. Davies, Foster Smith, and Miss Trayes, representing the County School. The elementary teachers present were :-Messrs. D. Pieroe (Holywell Board Schools), J. Hy. Hope (Holywell National), E. J. H. Williams (Flint National), J. Jones (Halkyn National), and Mrs J). Pierce (Holywell Board). A letter was received from Lady Mostyn regretting her inability to be preesnt owing to engagement* in London. Referring to the subject matter of the conference Lady Mostyn stated she was in favour of the County Sohool being brought into direct com- munication with the elementary sohools, which would be greatly to the advantage of intermediate education. Mr Hope asked was there any reason to think that the County Sohool was not in direct toaoh with the elementary schools of the district ? The Chairman No; not the slightest. Mr Hope: The a I do not see why that Bubject should be entered on the agenda. It is evidently implied that the Coaoty Sohool if not in direct touoh. Rev D. Oliver Suoh a thing was not intended to be implied. Mr D. Pierce: I should be prepared to say that the County Sohool is not in touoh. The last com- petition for scholarships proved that beyond the shadow of a doubt. Only two or three sohools at the furthest took part in the scholarship competition, consequently it was not to the extent intended in the scheme. Personally, he felt they were not in touoh with the elemontarysohoolti as he noticed was the case in other places. The Chairman I trust this meeting will result in bringing the intermediate and elementary sohools into more direot touoh. The Clerk briefly sketohed the points on which it was propose! to confer, namely, should, io order to award scholarships, the district be divided into sub-distriots; the syllabus and time of examination; :St!fe0; .Jiffftfflm" Mr Hope asked was there any overlapping in the County gehool, -subjects taught in the County Sohool that were also taught in other sohools, and were there soholars admitted to the County Sohool who were not competent to pass Standard IV. The question beiug of some iportanoe it was entered on the agenda for disouasion. The suggestion to divide the district into sub* districts for the awarding of scholarships was then considered. „ Mr Thomas asked were they going to allocate the scholarships to districts or parishes upon the terms of examination, or were they going to give special advantages to the rural over the town or urban parishes ? It was very evident that the sohool wai not as closely in touch with the elementary sohools as it should be. Otherwise there would have been a larger representation of elementary teachers at tho conference. Mr J. Kerfoot Evans considered that the scholarships should be regulated by population. The Rev D. Oliver did not think it would be advisable to divide. He proposed that the Holywell County Sohool district remain as one district for the examination and for awarding of scholarships. Mr Wm. Jones seconded the proposition. Mr. J. 0. Davses, said, the idea was to stimulate oompetition in different localities. The smaller sohools, generally speaking, had not a chance of oompeting with larger schools, and it was suggested to group different parishes, awarding so many scholarships to caoh group of sohools, leaving three open scholarships for the whole distriot. Mr. D. Pieroe, said, in some respects he agreed with Mr Davies. Distinctly country sohools, as a did not take more than one class subject, and as a rule result were not able to compete with town schoule. The difficulty of rural sohools was that the staff was frequently small, the average attendnwo lowland the curriculum li aito<?. He feared that A. 6 one uf VIe reasons why the !-all schools in the Hoi>-well district had not come forwa u to compete for the sjbo'.irships tu the exteut expected. He proposed as a new priuoiple that the district be divided, and scholaribiplS allocated to groups of four or five schools. Mr P. H. Roberts was of opinion, that to raise the standard of soholara the competitions for the scholarships should be open, and that each sohool "hnld be treated upon its merits. Smart children throughout the district, would then have the same advantage. Mr Hope said it would practically shut out the country sohools and to prove his contention compared the staff and equipment of different sohools. Mr Foster Smith made the suggestion to limit some of the scholarships to the smaller sohools, and the suggestion met with approval. Mr J. Jones, Halkyn, was in favour of the sub-division of the district, and the allooation of scholarships to a oertain number of scholars, one scholarship to every 200 soholars, and the grouping of sohools to make the number. Mr Thomas asked wouli a differant standard of examination for town and country schools be advised. They had been told that several class subject3 Were taught in town and only one in country sohools. Therefore, was the County School to bow to the lower standard of education in country schools, or endeavour to raise the country schools to a higher level. He did not raise the question in any antagonistic spirit but to clear the way. Mr Pierce said there would be no necessity to lower the standard of examination and he did not think anyone would desire it. Mr J. 0. DavieS said the object was to raiee the standard of education, and it would be neoessary to exercise a polioy of give and take-give a little to meet the needs aad requirements of the country sohools and take a little of the share of the town schools, After some further diocuasioD, it was generally agreed that it would not be advisable to subdivide the district. The syllabus Of examination for scholarship was then considered, and the Clerk said it was suggested that the examination be deferred from the end of July, us orifinally arranged, to tbo beginning of September. This was opposed on the ground that the vacation intervening would have an effect upon the students for the examination.—The question of the formation of centres for examination was dis- oussed, and on the proposition of Mr E. J. H. Williams, it was decided to reoommend the Court of Governors to appoint Holywell, Flint, and Caerwys, as centres for examination for scholarships.—It was also recommended that when the new syllabus for scholarships was i-sued, it ba made known through- out the district as widely as possible. On the question of the presentation of bursaries, it was said they were given as rewards of merit, and also owing to the financial position of a soholar. The question of pupil teachers and central classes gave rise to an interesting disoussion. Mr J. 0. Davies said there were in Wales a very high proportion of pupil teachers. They passed the sixth or seventh standard and then went to work as tjaohers. In fact it was a case of child teaohing child. Discipline and the standard of teaohing must be lowered. Queen's scholarship examinations were beooming higher each year, and it became impossible for them to pass the examinations if they had to serve teachers and at the same time prepare for tha examinative. Pupil teachers should be en- couraged to spend some portion of their time in an Intermediate Sohool. At Festiniog the pupil teaohers were sent for the first two years of their apprenticeship to the Intermediate School, and con- tinued to take terms afterwards and prepare for matriculation. The last year they gave to practioal work and special subjects for matriculation. Mr Foster Smith said he knew what it was for a pupil teaoher to study and teach. If Welsh pupil teaohers wanted to compete with English pupil teachers, they would have to devote mora time to study than they do at present. Mr W. Jones did not think it was the duty of the Governors, but of the teaohers and sobool managers to take the initiation. There was nothing in the scheme granting power to oarry out such a proposal. Mr Davies said there was no clause against it, and the matter was introdnoed at the request of the Central Board, and it was not for them to ignore the requests of the Ceatral Board. Mr Bryan approved of the formation of a class for pupil teachers in connection with the Intermediate School. Mr E. J. H. Williams said he quite approved of Mr Bryan's suggestion and disagreed with Mr Jones. The proposal emanating from the Court of Governors would carry more weight and have a greater infiuenoe that any initiative by the managers and teaohers of element iry sohooli. It was decided to recommend that the Court of Governors adopt the suggestion and that they communicate with the teachers of the elementary sohools. Mr J. Hy. Hope introduced the question of over- lapping, and said oomplaint. were general over the country,-he did not apply his remarks to Holy- well County School alone-that there was an amount of overlapping—that the County Schools were doing the work which ought to be done in the elementary schools. Mr J. 0. Davies said he was glad the matter had bsen brought forward. He was afraid they must plead guilty to the oharge, to an extent. There were difficulties in starting an institution, and at the start pupils were admitted who would not come up to the edaoational standard of the scheme, After this year the Governors would insist more stringently upon compliance with the soheme. A vote of thanks was accorded the elementary sohool teachers for their attendance, on the proposi- tion of Mr J. 0. Davios, seconded by Mr E. Bryan and supported by the Chairman. On the proposi- tion of Mr D. Pieroe, seconded by Mr Hope, a vote of thanks was acoorded AIr Carman for pre- siding.
FLINT. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—On Monday last a speoial Sessions was held at the Town Hall, before Major 0. E. Dyson and Mr 0. N. Hall. A number of summonses for the recovery of district rates were heard and orders wore made for payment forthwith. THE FBBBDOM OF THB BOBOTOH.—It is generally reported that at the next meeting of the Flint Town Council, a resolution will be proposed to oonfer the Freedom of the Borough upon a number of gentle- men well known in the Borough who through a long course of years have taken an aotiva part in its affairs. The resolution will no doubt be cordially supported. SUNDAY SCHOOL TBHAT.—On Wednesday after- noon, tbe eobolars of the English Presbyterian Sunday Sohool were entertained to tea in a field at Brya-y-Own. The children drove in wagonettes the remainder of the afternoon was spent in games, and at the close there was an ascent of large balloons, after which the party returned home satisfied with the pleasant outing. PSALMODY FESTIVAL.—The sixth annual festival of the Psalmody Association of the English Presby- terian Churches of Flintshire and Cheshire, was held at Flint, on Wednesday in last week. Mr. O. W. Jones, in the absence of Mr. S. Smith, M.P., pre- sided. The conductor was Mr. J. T. Rees, M.B., of Aberystwith; organist, Mr. J. T. Prince, Connah's Quay. A rehearsal was held in the after- noon, and the public festival in the evening. Th9 oombiued choirs sang Handel's chorus O Lord, whose Almighty power," and the anthem "I In the beginning was the Word" (T. Price, Merthyr) in addition to the selected hymns. The singing was excellent, the soprano being a noticeable feature. The introductory service was conducted by the Rev J, H. Davies, Northop Hall. Addresses were given by the Revs. R. Jones, Manoott; J. J. Morgan, Mold and Mr Hobley, Carnarvon. Muoh credit is due to the Rev David Edwards, who, as seoretary, made the arrangement for the festival in the most suooessfnl manner. Musioal examinations were held in connection with the festival by Mr Rees, and a large number of candidates passed the preliminary and intermediate stages in touio Haifa and old notation. PRESENTATION TO MAJOR DYSON BY THE VOLUNTEERS. On Wednesday evening last, at the Oddfellows Hall, the members of the E (Flint) Oompany, 2nd Vol. Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, at the invitation of Major 0. E. Dyson, V.D., J.P., sat down to a hot pot supper (in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Q leen), catered by Mr Goo. Ardorn, of the Oross Foxes Hotel. There were 72 volunteers present, presided over by Major Dyson, supported by Mr T. W. Hughes Mr Wm. Hughes, Mr T. Ryan, Mr H. T. Mannington. Quarter-Master Sergt. Taylor, Sergt.-Instructor Bishop, &c. After the clothd were cleared, the toast of the Queen was given by the Chairman, and was received with oheers and the singing of "God save the Queen." The interesting part ot the evening oame as a complete surprise to the respeoted commander of the company and comprised the presentation of a handsome silver banded out-glass claret oup, subscribed by the Non-commissioned Officers and men of the Flint Company. Major Dyson has been connected with the Flint Volunteers for the last 35 years, haying joined the force on Sept. 9th, 1862, and since that date he has passed the successive ranks of Sergt. in 1867 Colour-Sergt. 1868; Lieutenant, 1877; Captain, 1880; and Major, 1890. In his present capacity as Major he is senior of any officer in the battalion, and during his long connection with the Volunteer force he has won the respect and esteem of his brother officers and of the rank and file of the battalion. The presentation was made on behalf of the Non-commissioned Officers and men by Quarter Master Sergt. Thos. Parry, Senior Non-com- missioned officer in the oomptlay, who joined at the same time as Major Dyson, and in making the presentation Sergt. Parry referred to the regard all in the company had for their gallan; Major, and hoped that they should long hav the privilege and honour of being under hi command. His services to the auxiliary forof had been for an extended period, Her Maj Eat the Queen had been pleased to confer upc Major Dyson the special long service meda and he did not fear but that the small proie, of the Non-commissioned Officers and me would in the estimation of the Major rank af- second recognition of what he had done. their gift they intended in this year of Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign, to signify the measure of their appreciation of the interest and zeal which had characterised the connection of Major Dyson with the Volunteer force. He felt it a high honour to be asked to make the pre- sentation, and he poeformed that duty with the greatest pleasure. The Claret Cup on the centre band bore the inscription—" Presented to Major Dyson, 22nd June, 1897, by the Non-com- missioned Officers and men of the E Company, 2nd Vol. Batt. B. W. Fusiliers." Sergt. J. Owen Jones in an eloquent and interesting speech, referred to the work done by Major Dyson in the interest of the Volunteer force. Major Dyson in replying to the remarks, and in thanking the Oompany for their present which had come as a complete and intensely pleasant surprise, said as the cup was banded round with silver bands even so was his con- nection banded to the Flint Oompany. He appreciated the spirit that prompted the kindly act. His services to the Company were given out of pure love for the Volunteer movement. He bad done what he could for the success of the Flint Oompany, and he could say he had been well supported by everyone in the ranks. He thanked the Oompany most heartily for their gift, and should treasure it as an interesting memento, not only of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, but as a tangible token from the Non-commissioned Officers and men, whom it was his proud privilege to command. The evening was pleasantly spent with a round of song, toast and sentiment, and con- cluded with the singing of the National Anthem
MELIDEN. A DASTABDLY TRICK.—An impudent case of impersonation was mentioned by Mr J. Jones, solicitor, at Rhyl Police Court, on Tuesday. At the court held the day aft-r Whit-Monday, a man was fined for aiding and abetting an unfortunate, and ha was fined 5s. and 6s. 4d. oosfc. The man gave the name of William Hughes, Ty Newydd, Meliden." Not only was that name false, but the person bearing it was in court and denied that he knew anything of the occurrence. He had seen the case reported, aid had suffered pain and annoyance in oonsequenoe, being rtspectably connected. He applied that the record of the oourt ehould be altered so as to clear his client from suoh a charge. The Benoh gave inottuctions to the polioe to inquire into the matter, and if possible to bring the party before the court.
BAGILLT. BATHING FATALITY.—A sad bathing fatility took place in the River Dee about two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, a youth named William John Parry, residing with his unole Daniel Parry, Wal wen, and employed by Mr Davies, Fishpool Farm, while minding cattle on the marsh, went to bathe in the gutter, and getting out of his depth was drowned. The body was recovered a short time afterward?. TIm ADVANTAGES OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES.—At the monthly meeting of the Bagillt Debating Society held at the Foresters' Hall, on Tuesday evoung, Mr Robert Thomas, Bee Hive, presidi ig, a coital paper was read by Mr Thomas Jones, Rising Sun, on The advantages of being a member of a | Friendly Sooiety." A lively and most interesting I disouasion ensued, in which prominoat part was taken by Messrs Robert Foulkes, P.O., Thomas Jones, P.O., George Tattum, Thos. Roberts, Samuel Owens, Morgan Morgans, Wm. James and Arthur Roberts. It has b o u arranged to repeat the read- ing of the paper and disoussion at a meeting to be held in a fortnight at the Bethania Wesleyan Chapel. MARRIAGE OF MISS JANE GRATTON THOMAS. GRATIFYING PRESENTATION. The marriage of Miss Jane Gratton Thomas, sister of Mr T. Gratton Thomas, Apothecaries' Hall, which took place at Bethania Wesleyan Chapel, on Tuesday, with Mr Edward Lloyd, of Hooie, Chester, was an event which called forth an Amount of cordial good wishes that must have been gratifying not only to the bride but also to the bridegroom. Miss Gratton its people fate^s-connection with Baeiilt and to them by the pleasanfcaat "8F Tis said music hath charms and that it holds over all a spell. Miss Thomas as an accomplished musician exercised her powers in their noblest form, and the ever ready ear she lent to a request to help any cause in which music was requisitioned as an attraction, not only in Bagillt, but in the surrounding neighbourhood, gained for her the goodwill of everyone. A concert at Bagillt was not considered complete unless Miss Gratton Thomas' name appeared on the programme as accompanist. When it beoame known that she was about to be married and would thereby sever her connection with Bagillt, a meeting of the trustees of Bethania Wesleyan Chapel was held, and it was unanimously resolved that the presentation of a testimonial should be made to Miss Thomas on her marriage, in recognition of the 25 years' service she had rendered as orgauist to Bethania Chapel. How well that resolution was carried out, and how spontane- ously it was supported by the people of Bagillt, wasavidenced on Monday evening, when, at a mee;ing held at Bethania, the presentation was madb. Mr George Tattum was the secretary of themovement, and Mr Thomas Jones, Rising mu- -1 1 11 *? uI., the treasurer. llU cuapei was well nnea who the Rev Hy. Hughes took the chair. Thee were representatives present from the sevcal places of worship in Bagillt, viz., Mr Th<tnas Jones, Downhill (Bethania Wesleyan Chfpel); Mr Richard Jones (Ebenezer Wesleyan Oh.pel); Rev W. Washington Jones (Welsh Independent Chapel); Rev J. Lewis (English Coagregational Church); Mr Hugh Jones (laptist Chapel). The presentation included a h,ndsome marble timepiece, with bronze pillars aJd inlaid panels (after the Elgin marbles) and Nith bronze figures between the pillars on either ede of the clock face. Two side marble and bronze ornaments acoompanied the timepiece, orming a most handsome set. The representa- ives present having spoken in congratulatory erms of the approaching happy event, referred n an appreciative manner to the services endered by Miss Thomas as organist of 3ethania Chapel, and to her kindness in acting 19 accompanist at the concerts held from time o time in connection with the several places of worship. The presentation of the timepiece and ornaments was made by the friends of Bethania, Zoar, and Welsh Independent Chapels, who had joined their subscriptions for the purpose. The present of Ebenezer Wesleyan Chapel was a handsome silver cake basket; the English Congregational Churoh, afternoon tea service; and the Baptist Chapel [presented at a concert a short time baok), a silver tea service.—Mr Robert Foulkes, on behalf of Miss Gratton Thomas, expressed her thanks for the presents, and particularly for the kind words and good wishes which bad fallen from the representatives present, and which I' 3he highly appreciated. -During the proceedings Miss A. Grace Jones sang 11 Anwyl Wlad," aud r. Ora pro nobis," and Mr Samuel Owen Cartref." The Whelstone Juvenile party sang several pieces. Miss Hughes, Wesley Mount, presided at the harmonium. Miss Gratton Thomas in addition to the duties devolving upon her as organist, took an active part in the Sunday School, and was one of the teachers. Each of her scholars, in one way or another, sent some little present as a memento of the connection that had existed between them, and as a token of their respect and esteem. The marriage took place at half-past eleven on Tuesday morning, at Bethania Chapel. The edifioe had beon prettily decorated with flowers by ladies of tho congregation, and the seats were completely occupied by an interested con- gregation. The Rev Hy. Hughes, superintend. ent of the Bagillt Wesleyan Circuit, performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev J. Williams, of Llandrindod. Miss Gratton Thomas, who was given away by her brother (Mr T. Gratton Ihomas), wore a dress of petunia cloth trimmed with white silk and hat to match. She wore a diamond brooch the gift of the bride- groom and carried a beautifully arranged bouquet of white flowers. Miss Gratton, Wrexham, (cousin of the bride), was the bridesmaid, and she was dressed in light green with black chip hat trimmed with green, and wore a gold curb braoelet, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr Wm. Lloyd (brother of the bridegroom), of Meillionen, Aberystwyth, acted as best man. The wedding party included, in addition, Dr. and Mrs Lloyd, Bethesda; Mr David Lloyd, Aberystwyth; Mr Alfred Jones," Rhyl; Mr W. J ones, Llandudno; Miss Fenna, Wrex'ham • Mrs Hughes, Wesley Mount; Miss Lizzie Thomas; Miss Gertie Thomas; Mr and Mrs Jas. Jones, Flint, &o. After the ceremony Mr and Mrs Lloyd were accorded the usual showers of rice as they drove from the chapel to the Apothecaries Hall. The wedding breakfast was supplied by Messrs Roberts and Son, West- minster Hotel, Chester, and the wedding cake was a superb specimen of confectionery. The newly wedded couple left Bagillt amid cordial congratulations to meet the afternoon express at Holywell Station, en route for London, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's going away dress was of grey cloth. The carriages were supplied by Mr T. A. Lambert of Holywell. The following is a LIST OF PRESENTS. I Bride to Bridegroom-Diamond soarf pin Bridegroom to Bride-Diamoni broooh Mr T. Gratton Thomas-Silver tea urn Miss Lizzie Thomas-Silver breakfast cruet Miss Gertie Smedley Thomas—3ilver 8erviete rings Mioses Gladys, Hilda, and Master Willie Lloyd- Painting Mrs Jones, London—Lady's hand bag Miss Grace Gratton, Wrexham—Jewvl cas3 Mr and Mrs David Lloyd, Aberystwith—Writing desk Mrs Lloyd, Meillionen, Aberystwith-Bisouit jar Mrs Jones, Meillionen-Silver jar Mr and Mrs Walter Jones, Llandudno—Afternoon ba cloth and rug Miss Robinson, Londou-Silver mounted purse Dr. and Mrs Lloyd, Betbesda-Siher tea tray Miss Williams, Carnarvon—Silver sugar sconp Mr and Mrs H. Hughes, Birmingham-Silver toast rack Mr and Mrs Beattie, Bag HIt-Etching Misses Jones and Beattie, Bryn Gadlys—Silver mounted orown Derby butter oooler Mr and Mrs Rhydwen Jones, Rhyl-Auburn ware tea servioe Miss Fenna, Wrexbam-Pair Japanese vas-s Mr and Mrs W. T. Pieroe—Pair Jay fans Miss Jndy Pieroe Photograph Matter Victor Pierce-Plaque Miss Ivy and Master Frankie Pierce-Fjrne Mr and Mrs Robert Foulkos— Silvar-mounted biscuit barrel Miss Grierson—Hand painted panel Miss Ethel D. Grierson-Picture Messrs A. J. Gailey and Co., London—Cheque Mr Thomas, Llandrindod—Album Mr Newton Hughes— Drestiog case Mr Isaao Hughes, J.P.—Cheque Mr R. J. JonFs, Brynafon—Cheque Mr and Mrs S. Davhs-Prcsent Mr and Mrd James Jones, Fiint-Tes cosy and side board cloth Miss Owen, Holywell—Hand-painted fire screen Miss Jones, Post Office—Japanese oup and sauoer Miss Roberts, Roseneath-Sugar and cream set Mrs Hunt, Presttyn-Afternoon teailoth Misses M. E. and Gertie Jones, FJanigan terraoe- Silver mounted cak salts Miss M. E. Jones, Max6h Cottage—Fan Mrs Samuel Griffiths, Chapel terrace-Hand-painted screens Mrs Winter-Bracket and mirror Miss Winter-Joliv dishes Mrs Jone, Hawarden Castle-Fancy tea set Mrs Jaokson-Table cover Miss Hunt, Bodol—Table oentro and toilet mats Miss Hughes, Bedol-Cbairbtoke Miss Roberts, Manohest r-Ornaments Miss Jeonic Roberts, Manchester-Vitties Mr and"Mis4 Hughes, Wesley iViUUjiu- case, brueh and comb bag, and cuitain bands Mr Ll. P. Jones, Mostyn—Preserving brass pan Mr aud Mrs Isaao Hughes, Paris House-Pair pictures Mrs Griffiths—Cheese dish Mrs John Jones-Flower stand Mrs P. Harding Ruberts-Silver jam dish Master John H. Davioi-Ptir oak salts and spoons Miss Ena Thomas, Holywell—Dresden figures Mrs Freeman—Bowl Miss Williams, Chester—'Tea cosy Ebenezer Chapel Fríends-Slher cake basket Baptist Chapel Frienis-Silver teapot and sugar tongs English Congregational Chapel Friends—Afternoon tea set Bethania, Zoar and Independent Chapel Friends- Marble clock and side ornaments Mrs Hugbes-Pair of ornaments Mr and Mrs Joha Jones—Epergne Mrs Stealey-Old china Miss Violet and Master Harald Lloyd-Table cloth Mrs Smith, tiolywell-Omameiittt brass candlestick Miss Louisa Tittan-Criet and vase Miss M. H. Griffitbs-Flower stand ani s'ipper ornaments Miss Louisa Mattbews-Flower basket Miss L. A, Matthews—Pair of ornaments Miss Sophia Tattum—Tea pat Miss M. L. Edwards—Batter cooler Miss Edith Ree-c-Gltsg butt-r cooler Mrs Harry—Pair celtry glasses Mrs Wilson—Ornaments and salts
TALAORE. Sir Pyera W. Mostyn, Bart., of Talaore, kindly invited a large number of his agricultural tenantry to accooipany him list week to the Royal Agricul- tural Show at Manohesto;. A speoial saloon carriage was provided for the accommodation of the party,
♦ WHITFORC. On the 9th ult., at Trc Moetyn, occurred the death of Harriet Roberts, aged 83 years, who was for nearly 50 years a faithful and valued servant in the late Lord Mostyn'a family.
CARMEL. PPKACIIING MEETINGS.—On Tuesday and Wednes- day the annual preaching meetings in connection with Carrnel (C.M.) Chapel were held, when the special proashers were the Revs. William Thomas, Llanrwst, and Evan Jones, Carnarvon.
Markets and Fairs MANCHESTER FAT Pio-The supply was good, but the demand ruled slow Quotations: First-class 9s i second-class Us led to 9s and third-class 7s 6d to 7s 9d per score of 20lb LIVERPOOL OATTLE-The number of cattle on offer was larger than last week Prime quality in better demand, though prices are not qnotably higher Sheep and lamb supply much larger Trade firm fur mutton at late rates Lambs had a slow sale at reduced prices Quotations • Beef, 1d to 5d; Scotch mutton, 8d to 7d Irish mutton, iåd to6d; lambs, 7d to 8,d per lb ClIESTR CATTLIC-.A, large show of store cattle, and a greater number of sheep at the fair A good attendance of buyers seemed to promise a better trade, but although there was an evident disposition to purchase, business was only possible at reductions from last week's prices, which sellers conceded rather than risk unsold stock The sheep consisted almost entirely of horned black-faced wethers, but the demand was exceedingly slow, and the trade almost nominal Quotations: Milh cows, E13 to 920; calvers, L 12 to £ 18 barrens, £ 9 to £ '12; heifers, £ 8 to £ 12: stirks, £ 5 to jE8
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Thomas R. Mellor, a gentleman of independent means, was charged at Ruthin with violently assaulting his wife after they had been to see the beacon fire lighted on Moel Fammau on Jubilee night. Defendant's only excuse was that he was under the influence of drink. He was sent to gaol for a month granted a separation orad, Yiru Me'bus tody of the three children.
Births. BBOMLEY—On the 30th ult., at Anerley, Rby], the wife of Richard Bromley, Coroner for Flintshire, ofa son. JONse-On the 25th ult., at Esmore Home, Rbosemor, the wife of Mr P. Chambers Jones, of a daughter. JONBS- On the 25th olt., at 27, Hertford-road, Bootle, the wife of Mr E. Hutchfield Jonep, of twins—(son and daughter) -titill borii. Marriages BLA.dK—DAVIBS—On the 28th ult.. by lieenr i, at Christ Church, Mostyn, by the Rev Griffith Jones. vicar, Captain T. Black, s.e. "Clam" of London, Aberdovey, ti Mi!!1! Mary Davies, Mount Villas, Mostyn. LLOYD—THOMAS—On the 29th olt., by license, at Betha-iia Wesleyan Cbapel, Bagiilt, by the Rev Hy. Hughes (superintendent of the Bagillt Wesleyan Cirauit), assisted by the Rev. J. Williams, Llandrindod, Mr Edward Lloyd, Hoole, Chester, to Mi-s J. Gratton Thomas, Apothecaries' Hall, Bagillt. THOMAS—HUXLBY—On the 30th ult., at Sion chapel, near Holywell, by the Rev. D. Oliver, Mr Edward Thomas, Ffynnon Oawallt, near Holy- well, to Mary Emma Huxley, Livingetone Drive, Toxteth Park, Liverpool. Deatlis BENNETT-On the 26th nit., at 5, Church-street, Flint, Constinee Elsie, infant daughter of Mr William Bennett. aged 2 months. HARRIs-On the 29th nit st Spon Green, Buokley the wife of Mr W. H. Harris, aged 28 years. HUGHBS-On the 24ih nIt., at the Cottage Hospital, Mold, Mr Robert Hughes, aged 68 years. HUGllRs-On the 26th ult., Walter, eon of Mr Hugh Bar* cs Hughes, joiner, Atonwea, Caerwys, aged 1 month. JONES—On the 24th nit., at Bryngwiog, Halkyn, Catherine, wife of Mr William Jones, aged 61 years. JONBS— On the 23rd ult., at the Workhouse, Holywell, Mr Hugh Jones aged 65 years. LAMB-On the 22nd ult., Mr Wm. Lamb, The Bryn, Flint aged 75 y^s. PRicB-Otk the 29th ult., at Caloot, near Holywell, Mary, wife of the late Mr John Price, aged 87 years ROBKBTS-On the 26th ult., Mr Evan Roberts, Evans-street, Flint, aged 38 years. RoBEuTs- On the 28th ult. at Bri-tb-ddu, Rhoses- mor, Northop, Ann, wife of Mr Edw. Rote-ts, aged 70 yt a, s. ROBKBTB-Un the 23th ult, at Siglen, Gwerny- mvnydd, Mold, Mr Wm Roberts, aged 83 years. ROBBBTs-On the 2sth ult., at Main-street, Baokley, Ellen, widow of the lata Mr Richard Roberts, aged 64 years. Ross-On the 22td ult., av. the Workhouse, Holywell, Mr George Ross, agel 42 years. TAYLOB— On the 24th ult., at New Brighton, Mold, Charles, eon of Mr Edw Taj lor, aged 13 years. TA.YLOn-On the 21st ult., at the Workhouse, H, lywell, Mr John Taylor, n.ed 63 years. WILLIAMS—On the 27ih ult., Ann, daughter of Mr Edward Will ams, Penybryn H<lywe!l, aged 2 months.
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