Public Notices. LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1904. .JI Holywell Rural District Council. Abstract of the Accounts of the above- named Rural District for the Half-year end- ed 31st March, 1914. L RECEIPTS. £ s. d. March 31st, 1914 Balance in hand from last Acc't. 2332 17 6 Public Health & Miscellaneous: From Overseers, General Expen- ses, including Highways 3020 2 10 Overseers, Special Expen- ses 300 7 10 „ Rates, etc., "Water Supply 174 8 11 Local Taxation Grant un- der Agricultural Rates Act, 1896 218 16 6 Fines and License Fees 1 5 0 County Council;- Salaries of Medical Officers 60 14 11 Do. Inspectors of Nuis- ances 136 0 11 Bagillt Special District Rents 18 14 6 Caerv.ys Do. 1 10 0 Other receipt ••• 2 6 0 £ 6267 4 11 EXPENDITURE. £ s. d. March 31st, 1914. Public Health & Miscellaneous: Water Supply and Sewerage: £ e. d. Parish of Brynford 6 9 „ Halkyn 14 0 1 H'well Rural 9 9 10 Llaziatia 417 0 „ Mold Rural 26 18 11 „ Whitford 16 6 7 ————— 71 19 2 Bagillt Special Dist. 65 2 3 Whitford Sp'l Dist. 25 10 6 Xorthop Sp'l Dist. 20 19 2 Caerwys Sp'l Dist. 17 18 3 Lees'd Water Supply. 51 11 1 ————— 181 1 3 Repayments of Instalments of Loan and Interest !— Bagiiit Special Dist. 151 3 2 Rhewl and Whitford Special Dist. 16 1 8 Caerwya Parish 86 11 0 ————— 253 15 10 Salaries of Officers 320 19 6 i Establishment and General Ex- I penses 53 2 10 Infectious Diseases Notification. 18 7 0 Registrars' Fees, Returns to Medical Officers 4 12 0 Disinfectants 8 12 7 Chester Port Sanitary Authority 35 0 0 Fever Hospital Expenses 73 15 6 Legal Expenses 0 0 0 Scavenging 118 5 4 Highways: Maintenance and Repair of Highways:— Manual Labour 1010 19 3 Team Labour 388 15 10 Materials 1887 0 10 ————- 3286 15 11 Salaries of Officers 144 3 8 Establishment Charges 35 1 0 Leeswood Corner 2 16 6 Insurance Stamps 12 5 0 Gadlas Road Wall 3 0 0 Balances 1643 11 10 E6267 4 11 Amount allowed at Audit 8th May, 1914, k6267 4s. lid. P. HARDING ROBERTS, Clerk to the Rural District Council. URBAN DISTRICT OF MOLD. PROPOSED STOPPING UP OF A FOOTPATH. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Tuesday, the 13th day of October next, Application will be made on behalf of the undermentioned Urban District Council to His Majesty s Justices of the Peace, assembled at Quarter Sessions, in and for the County of Flint, at the County Hall, in Mold, for an Order for stopping up a cer- tain Public Highway or Footpath in the Parish of Mold (Urban) in the County of Flint, to wit the Highway or Footpath situate at the Lead Mills, Mold, aforesaid leading out of the Main Road from Mold to Northop, opposite the Bridge Inn; the portion of Footpath proposed to be stopped up commences at a point, 100 feet or there- abouts from the said Main Road, and for a distance of 400 feet runs in a Southerly direction, parallel with the River Alyn, terminating at a Stone Stile near Alyn Street. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO GIVEN, that the Certificate of two Justices having viewed the same, will be lodged with the Clerk of the Peace for the said County of Flint on Monday, the 27th day of July, 1914. DAVID THOMAS, Surveyor to the Mold Urban District Council acting as Surveyor of Highways. o4 Flintshire Summer Assizes, 1914. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Honorable Sir Alfred Tristram Lawrence Knight one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, assigned to hold the next Assizes for the County of Flint, will proceed to open the said Assizes at Mold, on Wednesday, the 10th day of June 1914, and all Justices of the Peace within the said County, and all others hav- ing business at the said Assizes, are required to attend at the County Hall, in Mold, on Thursday, the 11th day of June 1914, at Eleven o'clock in the morning precisely. 0 JOHN KERFOOT EVANS, ESQUIRE, HIGH SHERIFF. JOHN KERFOOT ROBERTS, UNDER-SHERIFF. KEENE & KELLYA ACTING UNDER-SHERIFFS. Sheriff's Office, Mold, 19th May 1914. n21 PRELIMINARY NOTICE. LLANASA. A Garden Fete and Sale of Work in aid of the Gwespyr Mission Room, Llanasa, will be opened by Lady Mostyn, Mostyn Hall, on Wednesday July 29, 1914, at Tan Lan Hall, by the kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Batters. W. MORTIMER, P. D. VICKERS, 04 Secretaries. FLINT ODDFELLOWS' 43rd ANNUAL Sports and Races Whit-Tuesday, June 2, 1914, On the Recreation Ground, HOLYWELL ROAD, FLINT. (Wet or Fine). FIRST EVENT at 2 o'clock prompt THE BEST-PATRONISED MEETING IN NORTH WALES. Cheap Tickets issued on Great Western, Great Central, and L. and N. Western Railways, from Manchester, Liverpool, Bir- kenhead, Chester, Rhyl, aud all interme- diate stations. In Cash ^50 Prizes. PROGRAMME OF EVENTS. 1.—100 Yards Local Schoolboys' Handi- cap, 1st, Value 10s. 6d. 2nd, 5s.; 3rd, 2s. 6d.; Entrance, 2d. 2.-120 Yards Flat Handicap, 1st, C2; 2nd, £1; 3rd, 10s.; Entrance Is. 3.-Half-mile Bicycle Handicap, 1st, Cash or Value, 30s.; 2nd, 15s.; 3rd, 7s. 6d. En- trance Is. 4.—One Mile Bicycle Handicap, 1st, Cash or Value, £ 2; 2nd, £1; 3rd, 10s.; En- trance Is. 5.—440 Yards Flat Handicap, 1st, Cash, £ 2; 2nd, 15s.; 3rd, 7s. 6d.; Entrance Is. 6.—220 Yards Flat Handicap, let. Cash, 30s.; 2nd, 15s. 3rd, 7s. 6d. Entrance, Is. 7.-Horse Leaping Competition, 1st, Cash £ 7; 2nd, C3; 3rd, R2; 4th, £1; Entrance 2s 8-—V.C. Bicycle Race, 1st, Cash, 30s.; 2nd, 15s; 3rd, 7s. 6d.; Entrance, Is. ALL EVENTS OPEN. Entries close Thursday, May 28th, 1914, at 12 noon, addressed, JAS. GRIFFITHS, Secretary, Oddfellows' Hall, Flint. N 28
NERQUIS. THE LATE MR. EDWARD ROBERTS. After a long and painful illness Mr. Ed- ward Roberts, Hendre Isa, passed away on Monday, May 11th, and his funeral took place the following Thursday in Nerquis Churchyard. The Vicar, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Dickens Lewis, Mold, officiated. The choir of Nerquis Church also attended in their surplices. A large concourse of people assembled, including Mr. Roderick Lloyd, Mr. T. Griffiths, Mr. Giffen, Mr. O-scar Jones, the Rev. J. Owen, Mr. Jones, Northop, Mr. J. Bytheil, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Jones, Victoria House, Mold, and many other friends at Nerquis, Mold and Northop. Wreaths with suitable inscriptions were re- ceived from Mrs. Roberts, Miss Margaret Roberts and the family, the congregation of Nerquis Church, Mr. Huther, Mr. Stuart, Mr. W. D. Wain, the Rev. T. H. Lloyd! Floral crosses were also received from Miss Fletcher, from Maggie, Eliza, and Allen. Touching references to the deceased, who had been churchwarden for 26 years at Nerquis, were made by the Vicar on Sun- day last, preaching from Pis. 90 verse I.
Cheap epaid AdTertisemenls. Advertisements of Situations Vacant and Situations Wanted, short announce- ments of Articles for Sale, Apartments to Let, &c. (if prepaid) are inserted in the Flintshire Observer and News" at the following rates:— No. of One Two Three Words. Insert. Inserts. Inserts. s. d. s. d. s. d. 12 or less 6 10 1 0 13 to 18 9 1 3 1 6 19 to 2! ..1 0 ..1 8 2 0 25 to 30 1 3 2 0 2 6 31 to 36 1 6 2 6 3 0 37 to 42 1 9 2 9 3 6 42 to 48 2 0 3 3 4 0 Double charges if booked. Advertisements respecting servants, &c., when the address given is at the office of the Paper, must be answered by LETTER ONLY. Personal inquiries cannot be answered. When an advertise- ment directs Persons to write to the office of this Paper an additional charge of 3d. is made. Situations Vacant. u -— CONFECTIONERY. — Wanted Young Lady for Baksllouse, well lip ln KTna1!? and fancies. Good class trade.—Williams, Oswailt House, Holywell. o4 APPRENTICE Wanted to the General Drapery.—J. Harrison Jones, Comp- ton House, Mold. te Scholastic. TUITION in Pitman's SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING, and COMMER- CIAL CORRESPONDENCE, oral or post, by Certificated Teacher. 21 pupils success- ful. Terms moderate.—Apply, J. Bellis, "Bryn Awelon," Holywell. Wanted. AN.-TED.-To purchase or rent detach. ed House (or Cottage), about 6 rooms, with garden; in or near Mold.—"D," "Ob- server and News" Office, Mold. For Sale. P OR SALE.—Rubber Tyred Brougham, • light, splendid condition, cheap.— Cross Keys Hotel, Holywell. n28 CYCLISTS PEEL CYCLES, £2 12s. 6d., Guaranteed 2 years, any size Frame, British Throughout. L, Lamps, 10^d. Bells, 3 £ d.; Carbide, 3d. per lb.; Mudguards, 6Jd. pair; Chains, Is. 9d. Covers, 2s. 9d. to 17s. Tubes, 2s. 3d. to 5s. 6d.; Pumps, 9 £ d.; Mudflaps, Id.; Pedals, Is. 3d. pair. Everything at WHOLESALE PRICES. Note Address- EMPIRE RUBBER and CYCLE Co., 64, High Street, Mold, and 28, City Road, Chester. Miscellaneous. ALLPAPERS from ltd. per Roll; any ™ ™ quantity, large or small, supplied at 0 WHOLESALE PRICES. Our stock ex- ceeds 250,000 ROLLS of all classes. Write for patterns, stating what class you require (Dept. 117), BARNETT WALLPAPER Co. Knott Mill, Manchester. HEWITTS, Eootmakers, Abbey Gateway, CHESTER, Have a 60 years' REPUTATION for making and selling Goods ZD 0 that are Stylish, Reliable, and Moderate in price. All the LATEST 5TYLES are now in Stock. Agent for the "K" and other leading specialities. Telephone 400. Preliminary Notice. GREENFIELD LIBERAL CLUB 2nd Annual Sports SATURDAY, JULY 18th, 1914. Full particulars will appear later. J. W. FURNIVAL, tc Hon. Secretary. While crossing St. Annes street, Liver- pool, last evening a little girl named Mary Ann Dodd, aged ten, residing at 18, Queen Anne street, was knocked down by a motor car and received fatal injuries.
All communications should be addressed to "Flintshire Observer & News," High Street, Mold. The latestftime for receiving Ad- vertisements is Wednesday.
Tariffs and the Cotton Industry. The good people of Lancashire have been repeatedly invited to believe that the adop- tion of Tariff Reform would involve the ruin of their staple industry. The experi- ence of other countries, however, shows that tariffs have an exactly opposite effect. Ac- cording to the 'Financier," of May 14th:- "The Russian cotton-growing industry may be said to have existed only for about twenty-six years. By the tariff of 1868 crude cotton was imported free of charge, but from January, 1879, it stood a duty of 40 copecks per pood. Then the duty was gradually in- creased from and including 1888, when it was 1 rouble 15 copecks, on to 1900, when it reached 4 roubles and 15 copecks. In 1888 the total quantity of cotton worked was 9,169,909 poods, of which 1,211,462 poods were Russian and 7,958,477 poods foreign. Between 1888 and 1912 a profound change was wrought in the relative positions of Russian and foreign cotton, all to the ad- vantage of the former. "The figures for 1912 are 23,800,000 poods total, of which 12,200,000 poocls Russian- that is, mostly in Central Asia-and 11,600,000 poods foreign. Thus, it is point- ed out that under the protection of the tariff the area sown with cotton since 1888 has increased sevenfold, and the increase in consumption of Russian cotton has increased tenfold."
BUCKLEY. Don't forget Connah's Quay St. Mark's 0 Church Bazaar, June 3rd, 4th, and 5th. APPOINTMENT. Mr. W. Roberts, cornettist, Buckley, has been appointed musical director of the Spa Band at Caergwrle for the ensuing season. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CIRCUIT DEMONSTRATION. No more interesting gathering has taken place at Buckley for a long time than the circuit demonstration on Wednesday week when stalwarts from all parts of the circuit assembled in great force. A public recep- tion by Mr. T. Jones, circuit steward, and Mrs. Jones took place in the Mill Lane Schoolroom, and subsequently over 200 per- sons attended a public tea. At 7 o'clock there was a great veterans' rally, Mr. John Millington, J.P., presiding, and Mr. John Arrowsmith officiating as vice-chairman. The speakers were the chairman and Messrs. Thomas Jones, John Roberts, James Peters, J.P., C.C., and others. The proceedings were agreeably diversified by musical items, Mr. Davies Haves, Miss May Roberts, and Mr. J. L. Coppack contributing. At the close a collection was taken for the circuit funds. FUNERAL OF MR. JOHN NEWTON. Every manifestation of esteem and regret was shown on the occasion of the interment of Mr. John New- ton, colliery manager, whose death was reported in the last issue of "The Flint- shire Observer and News." The funeral took place at St. Matthew's Parish Church- yard, Buckley, on Friday afternoon, in the presence of a large company of mourners and sorrowing friends. On account of the deceased's long connection with the Volun- teer Force, the funeral was of a semi-mili- tary character. There were also present a large contingent of workmen from the Wrexham and Acton Collieries. A short service was conducted at the house of Mr. Wm. Newton (brother of the deceased) by the Rev. Stanley Davies, vicar of Rhosddu, and the beautiful"hymn "Jesus lover of my soul," which was a favourite hymn of the deceased, was sung. The funeral procession was headed by the band of the 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, playing the Dead March in Saul. The Territorials, of whom there was a large muster, were under the command of Capt. T. O. Berry and Capt. R. C. Roberts. At the church Mr. F. Pul- leine, organist of the Wrexham Parish Church, played appropriate music on the organ. The service was choral and very impressive. In addition to a large number of Buckley residents, there were present a good muster of the Buckley National Re- serve. The officiating clergy were Arch- deacon Fletcher, Canon Daniel Davies, Rev. Stanley Davies, and the Rev. Gilbeif Heaton (vicar of St. Matthew's). The chief mourn- ers were The widow, Messrs. T. J. Newton, Joseph Newton, and Ernest Newton, sons; Mrs. Ernest Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Duck- worth, Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Davies, Miss Maggie Newton (laughter); Messrs. James and William Newton (brothers); Mr. and Mrs. Ashton, Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Hum- phreys. A large number of colliery officials were present, including Messrs. E. H. Jones (secretary), and Edward Jones, T. Jones, T. Gibbons (under managers); Cocking (mana- ger of the Gresford Collieries); Seth Fish (Ruabon); W. Collins (manager for Messrs. Watkinson and Sons, Buckley). The wreaths were numerous and beautiful. The de- ceased, who was 70 years of age, is survived by a widow, eight children, and 24 grand- children. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement.
♦> NORTHOP. PREACHING MEETING. The Welsh Wesleyans held their annual preaching meeting last Sunday. The Rev. David Morris, Llanfyllin, Mont., and the Rev. J. Pughe Jones, Cerrigydruidion, offi- ciated. The attendance was very good, the spacious chapel being crowded afternoon and evening. Mr. Shem Jones, Brynglas, con- ducted the singing and Miss Hughes and Mr J. Hughes, The Farm, Soughton, presided at the organ.
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.ç SHOTTON. ENGAGEMENT. An engagement is announced between Al- fred S. M. Summers, 19th Royal Hussars, son of the late Mr. J. W. Summers, M.P., of Emral Hall, Worthenbury, and Judith, daughter of Mr. Bryan Poole, of Marbury Hall, Whitchurch.
THE NEW HAIR GROWER. H AIREGEN is the latest scientific, pro- ■ duct for preventing the loss of hair. Buy 1 oz. Hairegen Concentrated and mix with 3 oz. of Rosemary Water. Costly and lengthy experiments have en- abled the makers to put within the reach of all a reliable article. So confident are they of the benefits of Hairegen that all their Agents are autho- rized to refund the purchase money in full,, to anyone who, after giving it a fair trial, finds it does not do what they claim for it. Many people wait until it is too late be- fore using a preservative. HAIREGEN prevents the loss of hair,. stimulates the growth, and makes the hair soft and glossy. TRY IT NOW Hairegen Concentrated is sold in loz. Bottles, Is. Post free, Is. Id. Sole Agent for North Wales- A. EVANS, Chemist, Wrexham Street, MOLIJ
The Robbery Bill. The Government on Tuesday evening passed the Bill for the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church in Wales. The vote-registering mechanism was apparently in fairly good working order, as a majority of 77 was secured but what a difference there would have been if the Nationalists had abstained The aid is, of course, re- ciprocal. "You vote for our Disestablish- ment Bill, and we'll vote for your Home Rule Bill." It is simply a part of the bar- gain. This measure is the limit in legislative meanness, and what makes it even more nauseating is the cant in which its principal supporters have indulged. The Bill was wrought forward as the result of a campaign on the part of a small section of political Nonconformists; the petitions recently pre- sented are convincing evidence that a large majority of Nonconformists abhor the pro- visions of the Bill, especially those relating to disendowment. It was a miserable spirit of jealousy at the activity of the Church in Wales which prompted the cam- paign. No one can doubt that the aim is to impoverish and cripple the Church but, as this bald truth was hardly calculated to win votes if cried from every platform, Dis- establishers adopted the hypocritical pose that they were doing it for the good of the Church. Everyone knows that the Welsh Church, although it has been able by the devotion and self-sacrifice of its members to do splendid work, is not at all a rich bcdy, yet this Bill robs it of a large part of its endowments—for its benefit! Was there ever such a piece of rank hypocrisy? And this injustice i", perpetrated at a time when the Nonconformist Churches are severely tasked to raise funds for the maintenance of their work. Disendowment has had an especial charm for the promoters of the Bill throughout the campaign. Without that, they declared, disestablishment was not worth fighting for. On one occasion, in an outburst of refresh- ing candour, the Under-Secretary for the Home Department revealed the motive of the campaign when he declared, "It is a policy with money in it, and that is the only policy worth having."
Men & Matters. FARMERS will read with much interest the report which appears on page 3 of the results of the experiments of spraying char- lock in corn, which were arranged by the Department of Agriculture of the University College of North Wales. As a result," the report states, it is possible to assert with confidence that, given suitable condi- tions, charlock in corn can be cheaply and effectively destroyed by spraying with a 4 per cent. solution of copper sulphate (blue- stone), without seriously damaging the corn in which the weed is growing." — :0:— THE large attendance at the annual dis- tribution of prizes to the members of E Company 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusi- liers was a gratifying indication of the inte- rest taken in the Territorial Force by the people of Flint. But an even more gratify. ing sign of that interest is the fact that in 0 numbers and efficiency the Flint Company is in the front rank of the Battalion. -:0:- ANOTHER feature which gives cause for satisfaction is the hearty encouragement 0 given to the Territorial movement by the leading local employers, who have given every facility to young men to join, and also afforded every facility for young men al- ready in the Force to attend camp for the full period. Such cordial co-operation is very gratifying. — :0:— THE Battalion as a whole has made ex- cellent progress, both numerically and in point of efficiency. When Colonel B. E. Philips took over the command about two years ago, the number was about 650 men; now there are 921. When the present re- cruiting season is over the Battalion will be almost at full strength. -:0:- CRICKET seems to be gaining ground in Flintshire. For some years almost the only clubs have been in the villages, but now one or two of the towns are taking up the sum- mer game. The Flint Cricket Club began its career this year, while Holywell has just decided to form a town club. I hope they will both have many successful seasons. Now, Mold — :o — FROM a Liverpool contemporary I learn that at a recital given in London a few days ago the programme included three Flintshire folk-songs, one of which was "obtained from an old woman inmate of Flint Workhouse." Query: Where is Flint Workhouse? OPENI.
MOLD. TO OHIO. The Rev. R. O. Williams, formerly of this town, nephew of Mrs. R. Williams, Elder Cottage, sailed last Saturday on board the "Lusitania" for America. He has had a "call" to become pastor of the Alliance and Pelmaro C.M. Welsh Churches, Ohio. PICTURE PALACE. The principal item in the programme of the Picture Palace on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday was "The Kissing Cup," a racing drama of considerable interest. There was also a drama entitled "Prince," and several other attractive pictures. VISIT OF A NOTED MINISTER. On Sunday next, May 24th, at English Presbyterian Church, Mold, Professor Richard Morris, M.A., B.D., of Bala, is an- nounced to preach. No doubt large num- bers will avail themselves of this opportuni- ty of hearing him. Morning at 10-30; even- ing 6.30. THE FORTHCOMING SHOW. Yesterday afternoon a meeting of the y C, local committee of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society was held in the New Town Hall, Mr. E. Webster, of Northop, presiding. Districts for collect- ing subscriptions for local funds were ar- ranged, and collectors were appointed. Stewards for the various departments of the show were elected. OPENING OF SUBSCRIPTION BOW- LING CLUB'S GREEN. The Subscription Bowling Club's Green was formally opened for the season on Thursday afternoon last by the president, Mr. P. T. Davies-Cooke. A good number of members were present. In the course of his remarks the president referred to the good influence of sport upon a man's char- acter. A bowling drive afterwards took place, the following members being success- ful: 1, Mr. Fred. Fletcher, King-street; 2, Mr. Josiah Simons; 3, Mr. Prince; 4, Mr. S. Blundell. An excellent tea was provided in the Armoury by Mr Jones, of the Dol- phin Hotel, Mold. AT FULL STRENGTH. It is pleasing to note that the A (Mold) Company of the 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers has attained its full strength. This is the first time the company has reached full strength since the inception of the Ter- ritorial Force. The total strength is now 124 all ranks. The commanding officer is Lieut. T. H. Parry, M.P., and other officers are Lieut. J. B. Marston, Lieut. J. E. Parry, Colour-Sergt.-Instructor Harmer, and the non-commissioned officers, all of whom are to be congratulated upon this achieve- ment, and also in raising the company to its present high state of efficiency. PROPERTY SALE. Yesterday afternoon at the Black Lion Hotel, Mr. T. S. Adams, F.A.I., submitted to public auction various properties in and near Mold. Lot 1, comprising building land near the Mold Post Office, containing 612 square yards, was withdrawn at £ 550. Lot 2, consisting of three villa residences at Mynydd Isa, producing a rental of 955 16s. per annum, was also withdrawn. Two dwel- linghouses at Mynydd Isa, with 450 yards of building land, were sold to Mr. Robert Jones, of Mynydd Isa. Mr. Jones, of the Beehive Stores, Gwernymynydd, was the purchaser of two cottages adjoining his re- sidence, the figure being £107. The solici- tors for the vendors were Mr. H. Goodman Roberts, Mold; Messrs. Walker, Smith, and Way, Chester, and Mr. W. Pilgrim Morris, Mold. EMPIRE DAY CELEBRATIONS. A Company 5th Batt, R.W.F., the A Com- pany Flintshire National Reserve, the local Church Lads' Brigade, the police, and the Fire Brigade will attend divine service at the Parish Church, Mold, on Sunday next- Empire Day. The markers from each unit are to be in the Hall Field at 10.15 a.m., and the respective units to fall in at 10.20, under the orders of Captain Fairclough act- ing as chief of staff. The National Reserve G Company's Band and the Church Lads' Brigade Bugle Band will be in attendance. At 10.25 the units will leave the Hall Field under the command of Colonel B. Eo Philips (officer commanding 5th Batt., Px. F.), and march to the Old Town Hall, v. icre they will form into a square. Colonel Philips will place a laurel wreath-presented by Captain T. B. Hardern—upon the tablet er- ected to the memory of local men who fell in the South African War. The units will then proceed to the Parish Church. After the service they will parade in the street, and march via High street and Orosvenor street to the Hall Field. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONALISM. Mold English Congregationalism was well represented at the Spring Assembly of the Congregational Union of England and Wales, held in London last week. One of the happiest events was a private supper given by the Rev. Dr. Burford Hooke, who had seventy of his "boys," young and old, about him. In addition to the doctor, there were present, as representing different periods in the history of the Mold Church, th Revs. David Walters (now of Bristol) a. i1 Lawrance Woolley, and Messrs. John r. < H. Burford Minsliull, father and son. Tin Rev. J. Burford Parry, B.A., B.D., was one of the "absent" ones, for whom, strange to relate, the Rev. F. Charles Oliver, who was present, had preached a fortnight previous- ly. It transpired during the course of the evening that Mr. Oliver was one of the last to shake hands with the late Rev. C. Sil- vester Home and his wife as they left New Haven for Niagara. The supper being end- ed, Mr. John Minshull rose, and in a neat little speech presented Dr. Hooke with a basket of exquisite flowers for Mrs. Hooke. For years past Dr. and Mrs. Hooke have entertained "the boys" at their home, but for the last two years Mrs. Hooke's liealth has necessitated other arrangements. Mani- festly deeply touched by this token of affec- tion, Dr. Hooke feelingly replied, and hoped that all the desires for the recovery of Mrs. Hooke's health would be realised. He was pleased to say that much improvement had
taken place during the last year, and great things were expected from holidays planned for this summer. Others well-known in Mold who were present were the Revs. H. Elvet Lewis, M.A., W. Emlyn Jenkins, and Albert G. Sleep, the doctor's popular co- secretary at the Colonial Missionary Society Office. BAILEY HILL BOWLING CLUB. The Bailey Hill Bowling Club will be re- opened for the ensuing season on Thursday next. The ceremony will be performed by Mr. John Hughes, chairman of the Urban Council. Matches will be played between Officials and Councillors (singles only) and Bailey Hill Club and Subscription Club (singles and doubles). Tea will be provided for members and friends. The chairman of committees is Mr. M. B. Thompson, and the hon. secretary Mr. J. Hughes Parry. TERRITORIAL ORDERS. A Coy. 5th R.W. Fus. orders for week ending 30th May, 1914:- Orderly Sergt., Lce.-Sgt., C. C. Marston; Orderly Corpl., Pte. E. N. Marston. Sunday, 24th inst., Church Parade, strong as possible. Monday: Company Drill; Tuesday, N.C.O.'s Lecture (Mold); Recruits Drill, Northop. Wednesday: Recruits' Drill. Thursday: Elementary Musketry for N.C.O.'s and men who have not completed three drills. Friday Aiming Tube Practice- Saturday, Range Practices at Nannerch. Brakes leave the Drill Hall at 2 p.m. Church Parade will be in walking out order, fall in at 10.15 a.m. (Sgd.) T. H. PARRY, Lieut. Comdg. A Coy. 5th R.W.F. MOLDAVIAN'S DEATH IN U.S.A. The following is taken from a Virginia; (U.S.A.) newspaper:— We regret to note the death of Joseph Newton Jones which occurred in the Mar- tins Ferry Hospital, Friday, April 3. Mr. Jones was born May 7, 1892, in Mold, North Wales, and came to this country last December, arriving in Chester, W. Va., on the 27tli day. Here lie made his home with his aunt, Mrs. Mathers, until he secured employment in Steubenville. About four weeks ago he suffered from a felon on the index finger and although he suffered a great deal he remained steadfast to his work, until about two weeks ago, when he was advised by Dr. Ackerman of Wheeling to go to the hospital on account of blood poison setting in. During his indisposition there he suffered intensely, but wonderful- ly patient and courageous. Towards the end of the week it was plainly seen that the in- evitable was to happen, and in spite of all that medical attention and kind hands could do, he passed away peacefully on Fri- day to the Great Beyond. His last momenta ere extremely peaceful, conscious to the last he spoke cheerfully to his relations "bidding them good-bye, with these last beau- tiful consoling words, "The Master is with me." Mr. Jones was a young man of exemplary habits with strong religious tendencies, and we greatly deplore his sudden and untimely death. The mortal remains were prepared for burial and taken to the home of the de- ceased's uncle, Mr. George Jones, on Jane- street, from which place the funeral was held SuncMy afternoon. The funeral was largely attended, which spoke of the com- munity's deep sympathy. Rev. E. S. Jen- kins of the Welsh Congregational Church, officiated, also the church choir sang very affectively at the home, "Jesus Lover of my Soul," "Yn y Dyfroedd" and "Abide with Me"; also "Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau" at the grave. The burial was maae in River- view cemetery, the following acting as pall- bearers: D. Rees, Thos. Bowen, D. Jones, W. Evans, S. Lott and J. Crump. TITe fol- lowing distant relatives were at the funeral: Joseph Jones, father of the deceased from Steubenville, Mrs. Harry Mathers and two daughters from Chester, John Evans, Dave Evans, John Sweisenbech and Mrs. David Davies from Pittsburgh