CHURCH AND KING. The death of a King of England must ever be deeply felt by all religions bodiep within the realm, but by none so acutely as by the Church of England. The re- lations between the Monarch and the National Church, of which by law as well as by birth he is a member, must neces- sarily be of an intimate character. He iE not, indeed, as is sometimes ignorantlj stated, the Head of the Church," this- title having been in fact, expressly dis- claimed by Queen Elizabeth, who described herself as the Church's Supreme Govern- our." In the fifty-fifth Canon the King is referred to as Supreme Governour; in these his realms and all other his domin- ions and countries, over all persons in all causes, ecclesiastical as well as tempera] In other words, the Sovereign dispensef justice in ecclesiastical causes through the Church Courts, and in temporal causes through his Judges in the secular Courts. Moreover, the aneient Convocationp of the two provinces of Canterbury and York assemble by the writ of the King at the beginning of each Parliament, and their first proceeding is to vote an addresp to the Crown. This time-honoured pro- cedure took place as recently as March 1st last, when our late beloved Sovereign received in Buckingham Palace the Arch. bishops of Canterbury and York and many members of the two Convocations. Nothing could have been more touching or more felicitously expressed than the reply of his late Majesty to the addresses of the two Convocations. In that which he addressed to the Convocation of Canter- bury he referred with special pleasure to their recognition of his efforts to maintain the peace of the world, and he expressed his conviction that as civilisation advanced and the influence of Christian teaching increased it would inculcate in ever-grow- ing degree the love of peace upon which the happiness and the material progress of all nations to such a large extent depended. King Edward went on to say how much the strength of the Church was a bulwark to all which was held dear in family life, and he commended in particular the grow- ing work of the Church among the poor and friendless, especially in great cities. By a natural transition this led his Majesty to allude to the Royal Commission on the Poor Law, and to express the hope that before long steps might be taken to carry out some at least of their recommendations. The King concluded with an expression oi his interest in the deliberations of the Pan-Anglican Congress and the Lambeth H. Conference. His Majesty's reply to thel. congratulations of the Convocation of theH Province of York was on similar lines, though in it he referred rather more specifi- ( cally to the work of the Church in every sphere of his people's life and aspirations both at home and beyond the seas, and he concluded with an earnest desire that the power of the Church to limit and repair the many evils of our civilisation and to aid the people might be strengthened as ( the years unfolded. The Church may well mourn the death t of a Sovereign imbued with such elevated t aspirations for the religious life of the country as are contained in these recent I utteranoes of his late Majeaty, and, indeed, without labouring the point, it is a matter of common knowledge that while King Edward fully appreciated the valuable work of all Christian bodies, other than the Church of England, yet he was a deeply attached member of the Church to which Englishmen instinctively turn as representing the nation in times oi national rejoicings. The Archbishop of Canterbury was as much in his rightful place by the bedside of the dying monarch as when his immediate predecessor in thf Archbishopric placed the crown upon his head, or as when, in 1863, Arebbishop Longley united him in the bonds of holy matrimony to his beloved consort Queen Alexandra. It will not be forgotten that in the Coronation oath the Sovereign bind., himself to maintain the connection between the Church and the state, and to preserve to the Bishops and clergy and to the churches committed to their charge ali such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain to them. This oath his present Majesty will in due course take, as our King, with as full and implicit ac- ceptance as did his late father. Indeed, the Church and the nation are fortunate that in King George they will possess a Sovereign who will extended as full sympathy to the Church of England and to the religious work of the country as did the great King who has just passed away. From this point of view we cannot but regret that the terms of the Declaration which his Majesty will be called upon t( make in the House of Lords have not yet been modified by the excision of the con- tumelious expression in which the King is made to refer to the Roman Communion.
RHYDYMWYN. | DEDICATION OF WINDOWS. Sb John's Church has been greatly improved ot late years by the introduction of three beautiful stained glass windows. The east window is in memory of the late P 0 Davies-Cooke, Etq., GwyBanney; the north window in memory oi Mrs Phillips-Roberts, Coed Du, and the north ohancel window to the Rov James Jones, the first vicar of the parish. On Sunday the Lord Bishop of St Asaph visited the Church for the dedicating service. He preached a verjB practical sermon from Cor. 1-2: Unto the! Church of God, which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their'?! and our'e." The Church was well filled, and the absence of Miss Lloyd, Antelope, due to a trap accident, was much regrebted. The last-jf named window was inserted partly by sub-fi scriptions from parishioners and friends and partly by the rev gentleman's son, Mi;! W Jones. Miss Lloyd had taken up then work of collecting with her usual vigour in all Church work. g
LLANARMON-YN-YALE. I To the Editor of the FREE PRESS. g Sir,—May I ask through your valuable paperS why some parents in Llanarmon are allowed tog keep their children from school, saying thatR they are ill, and have no certificate from ti doctor. These children are about playing looking well enough, and are seen out with their parents during evenings and nights. if I did this I should soon have a papur glas." |> May I ask also why some parents are allowed: to send their children away for a week or two| holidays when the school is open ? Ib is a pity! thab parents are allowed to do these thingsK; when it is a loss in money to the parish. ill A PARENT. § m
THE DEAD KING. LYING IN STATE AT WESTMINSTER HALL T1.1 í" ;¡_l. -;> r" .s'- ,1 w- t" r. 7' tt DENBIGH CHURCH MEMORIAL SERVICES. Special services in commemoration of his late Majesty King Edward VII of Blessed nd Glorious Memory, will be held in Denbigh Churches to-morrow (Friday). At St. David's Church, at 8 o'clock, there will be a celebration of the Holy Com- aunion, when the Special Form of Service, issued by authority-namely, Form I— fill be used. The more public Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Church at one o'clock the same time as the funeral service at Windsor is to take place), when the Special Service, Form III, will be used, with the hymns" 0 God, our help in ages past," Now the labourer's task is o'er," and On the Resurrection morning." There will e a short address by the Rector. The Band will play Handel's majestic Dead larch." The altar, pulpit, Ac., will be draped in Royal purple and black. Forms of the Service and the special hymns will be provided and given out to the sngregation. Regular members of the Church should secure their seats before the fficial procession enters, and so avoid the crush. We would specially remind all who propose to attend the Church service, that an fferfcory will be taken for the fnnd in aid of the victims of the terrible colliery disaster b Whitehaven, with which the King and Queen have expressed their practical sympathy i subscribers to the fund. NONCONFORMIST SERVICE. The united Nonconformist Service will be held at 11.15 at Swan Lane Congregational hapel, to which denomination the Mayor, Alderman J. Humphrey Jones, belongs. THE MAYOR'S INVITATION. His Worship the Mayor has invited the members of the Town Council and otfier public idles to accompany him to the service at the Independent Chapel at 11.15, and also to 19 Church service at 1 o'olock, held as in all other Churohes, by Authority. Below we give the order of the public procession:— BOROUGH OF DENBIGH. THE XXNG S FUNERAL. JjBUmxtrial gtettices will be held in the INDEPENDENT OJ-iAPEL. AT 11.15, and in ST. MARY'S CHURCH AT 1 O'CLOCK, On FRIDAY, 20th MAY, 1910. OrbM: of ^IrorcsBiott: I.-Band of the V D Co. 4th Batt. R.W.F. 2.—" B Squadron Denbighshire (Hussars) Yeomanry. 1 3.—" D Co. 4th Batt. R.W.F. 4.-Denbigh Boy Scouts. 5.—Denbigh County School Pupils and Staff. 6.-Denbigh Post Office Staff. 7.—L. & N. W. Railway Company's Staff. 8.North Wales Counties Asylum Staff. 9.-Denbigh Fire Brigade. lO.-Police. ■ 11.—Borough Justices. ■ 12.—Corporate Officials. I 13.-Aldermen and Councillors. I 14.—Mace Bearers. I 15.-The Mayor. H Nos. 1 to 9 will parade at the time and place ordered by their fl respective Commanding Officers, and at 11 o'clock the Band will take I up its position by the Town Cnoss, facing Vale Street. flj The Territorial Forces, Boy Scouts, Post Office, Railway and ■ Asylum Staffs are requested to form up behind the Band in the above order. H At 11.10 the Procession will proceed to the INDEPENDENT CIIAPEI. H for a Service, at the conclusion of which the Congregation (other than 9 the Military and the Mayor's Procession) is requested to remain seated H until the latter have re-formed outside. El The Procession will then proceed in the above order to ST. MARY'S H CHURCH for the Service. H The Congregation is requested to remain seated until the Civic H Authorities and the Military, have left the Church. ra By Order, | J. PARRY JONES, B Denbigh, 18th May, 1910. Town Clerk. THE KING'S BURIAL PLACE AT WINDSOR.
BIRTH. FINDON.—May 16Db, at 33, Station Avenue, Sandown, Isle of Wight, the wife of Mr W H Findon, proprietor of the Isle of Wight Chronicle," of a daughter.
DENBIGH. THE BOWLING GREEN. The Green will be closed for the day to-day (Friday), on the occasion of the late King's funeral. WESLEYAN SYNOD. The North Wales Wesleyans hold the annual iistricb meeting at Deabigh next month, when there will be a large attendance of ministers and lay delegates. LAWN TENNIS. During the present week Miss Salusbury has been playing in the championship of Surrey tournament. Up to Thursday morning she had won two rounds, and qualified for the semi-final, STREETS TAR SPRINKLED. The Surveyor has had High-street and the approaches thereto sprinkled with tar in the latest method adopted, and this should prove a great advantage to the shop-keepers, by re- leiviug them of the intolerable dust nuisance caused by motors and other traffic. DEATH OF MRS BASSETT. We regret to record the death of Mrs Bassett, which took place on Wednesday night at her residence, Beacon's-hill, after an illness attending over many weeks. She was well. known and highly esteemed. She was the widow of the late Mr John Bassett, painter and deoorator, of Park-street, Denbigh, a well- known tradesman, and was the daughter of a very well-known Denbigh tradesman, the late Mr Thomas Price, bricklayer. She had been a widow for many years bub has three sons and Eour daughters, who survive her, with whom much sympathy is felt.
Denbigh Market. DENBIGH, WEDNESDAY.—Fowls, 58 to Gs per couple; ducks, 5s to 6 per couple; eggs, 14 and 15 for B; fresh butter, Is to Is 2d per lb small tubs, Is per lb beef 6d to 9d per lb mutton, 7d to J0d per lb; fat pigs, 4Jd to 5d per lb young pigs» £ 1 each; English wool, Is per lb; Welsh wool, 9d per lb.
RUTHIN. THE LATE KING. At the close of the asgning service on Sun- day at the Tabernacl the Dead March in Saul was played by Miss Mair Simon. CRICKET MATCH. Mr Swainson's team played the Grammar School team on Monday. After a splendid game the former proved victorious. PRIZE WINNERS. At a competitive meeting held at Gyffylliog on Monday the challenge solo prize was won by Mr John Williams, who also divided the duet prize with Mr Tom Williams. SUNDAY SCHOOL PRESENTATION. An interesting book presentation was made on Sunday evening, at the Tabernacle Chapel, to Masters Ellis and David Davies, the two young sons of Mr and Mrs Robert Daviei, Llwyn Derw, who this week sail for Australia. The presentation was made by Mr D R Owen on behalf of the Church and Sunday school, who wished them God-speed on their journey. RUTHIN MALE VOICE CHOIR. On Thursday a hearty send off was given Messrs Edward Williams and Christmas Jones on their departure for Canada, when the members of the choir sat down to an excellent dinner catered by Miss Brough, Wynnstay Arms Hotel. Mr R A Jones (conductor) re- ferred to the King's death and the national calamity. He remembered with pleasure the visit of the late King to Buthin Castle, when the old choir were honoured by an invitation to sing before him. He eulogistically re- ferred to the two members who were on the eve of their departure for U.S.A. The musical portion of the evening was presided over by a popular chairman, in the person of Mr J T White. Songs were rendered by Messrs J Williams, Tom Williams, B 0 Jones, R Griffiths, G Dowell, Edward Williams, David Hughes, John Edwarde, H Anwyl Jones, and J 0 Pritchard Jones recitations by Mr P Rhys Davies, and pennillion singing by Mr I M Morgan.—Votes of thanks were accorded the Chairman, the Hostess, and all who had taken part. go-
Tribute to the Late King by the Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire. At Ruthin Magistrates Courb on Tuesday Col Cornwallis West, Lord Lieutenant of Den- bighshire, paid a striking tribute to the memory of King Edward VII. The other magistrates present were Capt Cole (in the chair), Col Saxon Gregson Ellis, Col Bromhead, Oapb Jenkins, the Hon E Hewitt, Dr Medwyn Hughes, G H Denton, Esq., and Stanley J Weyman, Esq. Apologies for absence were received from J W Lumley Esq., E 0 V Lloyd, Esq.. and the magistrates clerk (Mr R Vincent Johnson). Col West said the Chairman bad accorded him the privelege on that melancholy occasion of proposing a vote of condolence with the members of the Royal Family on the death of King Edward VII. He did not suppose that any Sovereign, living in any country, had passed away with so much sorrow as accom- panied the death of King Edward. In all parts his death had oaused an interest that possibly had no equal in the history of the world. In this oountry, where he was known so thoroughly, it was only natural that they should lament his death, but when they came to realise that in all the great cities of the World, all over America, in the Colonies, and in India, the universal tribute shown to his memory was a most striking instance of what could be achieved in the lifetime of a man, His popularity might be accounted for to a large extent by his marvellously genial dis- position, and it had been justly and appropri- ately said that next to his popularity was his wonderful humanity. He bad interests in every direction, whether it was in sport, politics, arts, literature, or science, all were the same. He always took a keen interest in whatever interested his people, and it was in consequence of that marvellous power he had in throwing himself into the interests of his people that he became one of the most popular Sovereigns of his day. He was one of the most eminent statesmen and diplomatists of the age. His genial disposition and remarkable popular- ity were able to open the door, as it were, to the hearts of the diplomatists of the world, and in all things he acted in that cosmopolitan spirit which endeared him to everybody. He dispelled, to a great extent, the jealousy and suspicion which must of necessity exist between great states, and he (the speaker) believed that the great and glorious name which he had left would be handed down to posterity in the annals of the history of this country. Ee also believed that his son, King George V, would worthily follow in his father's footsteps, and also in the footsteps of his glorious grand- mother. King George had started his reign under very peculiar and embarrasing condi- tions, and he only hoped time would ba given him to consider his position. He believed that he would continue to act as a great constitu- tional Sovereign, as his father and grandmother had before him. His knowledge of men was great, and that knowledge he would bring to the services of the country, and to bear upon the high position in which he was now placed. Happily he had a wife who was a pattern of domestic virtue, and an English-born Queen. He could only hope that their Majesty's would have a long and prosperous reign ever a united people. The Lord Lieutenant then moved the follow- ing resolutions h To HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN ALEXANDRA." «« We. the Justices acting in and for the Petty Sessional Division of Ruthin, assembled in Petty Sessions, do most humbly and loyally tender to Your Majesty our profound sympathy and heartfelt condolence on the death of His Gracious Majesty King Edward VII, and we fervently pray that Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, may strengthen and support Your Majesty in this bereavement." To His MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V." We, the Justices acting in and for the Petty Sessional Division of Ruthin, assembled in Petty Sessions, humbly desire to record our profound sorrow for the loss which the Nation and Empire has sustained by the lamented death of His Majesty King Edward VII, and to tender to Your Majesty and the Royal Family our respectful sympathy in your great bereavemedt. We humbly offar our congratulations upon Your Majesty's accession to the Throne, and the assurance of our profound loyalty and de- voticn, and earnestly hope that Your Majesty's reign may be long and prosperous." The resolutions were carried unanimously, the Magistrates and others standing. 4op
Ruthin Memorial Services. Memorial services for His Majesty King Edwaid VII will be held oa Friday as follows:—10.30 a.m. at Tabernacle (C.M.) Chapel, and at 1 p.m. at Sb Peter's Church. The Mayor (Councillor T 0 Jones) desires the members of the Council and of other public bodies to accompany him to both services. A public procession will start from tbe Town Hall punctually at 10.15 a.m. and 12.45 p.m., to attend the services. The procession to the morning service at the Tabernacle Chapel will proceed up Market-street, through St Feter's- eq uare and along Well-street, reiurniner after tue service through W ynnstay-road to the Town Hall. The procession to the afternoon service at St Peter's Church will proceed along Market-street and St Peters-square, and will return along St Petar's-square, Well-street, and Wynnstay-read to the Town Hall. The Army Service Corps, the local Terri- torials, Fire Brigade, ?«nd other public officials, r re arranging to join he processions, and there i. no doubt there wih be a very large actend- ce at both the services. Jolisctiona will be made during the day in aid of the widows and orphans of the White- haven disaster,
Ruthin Police Court. Monday, before Capt Cole in the chair and ether magistrates, (See another column for vote cf con- dolence with the Royal Family.) LICENSING. The following transfers were made on the application of Mr A E Jones (of Mr A 0 Evans' office):- The Miner's Arms, Maeshafn, from Meredith Jones to Enoch Elias Jones. The Eagles Inn, Rathin, from John Goodwin to J Lloyd Denton. The Red Lion, Gyffylliog, from Mary Elizabeth Evans to her husband, William Evans. CYCLING ON THE FOOTPATH. J Goldsmith, Bala, was summoned for riding a cycle our the footpath between Ruthin and Llanfair on the 9th inst. P.C. Henry Jones proved the case, and defendant was ordered to pay costs. THE DRINK. T Williams, Eryrys, was fined 2s Od and 8s 6d costs for being drunk and disorderly in Ruthin. P.C. Evans, Llanferres, gave the information. William Williams, Llanfair, Ruthin, was, on the information of Sergeant Jones, fined 28 6d and costs for a similar offence on the 1st of May. A WARNING. Ellen Roberts, a widow, and daughter of the previous defendant, was summoned for using obscene language. She was let off with a warning. STRAYING DOG. Mary Ellen Hughes, Pwllglas, was ordered to pay the costs—6s 6d—for allow- ing her dog to stray. P.C. Henry Jones proved he case. WANDERING. Thomas Williams, a native of Ruthin, and a man of weak intellect, was ordered to be sent to the Workhouse, having been found wandering about Ruthin in an aimless way by Sergeant Jones.
LLANYCHAN AND DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB. LIST OF MATCHES ARRANGED FOR SEASON 1910. May 19th. 'Northern Zingari, at Llanychan. *21st.Mid-Lancashire Cricket League, at Llanychan. 28th.Ruthin Grammar School, at Llan- yohan. Jane 4th.Ruthin Town Club, at Ruthin. llth.Llangollen, at Llanychan. „ 18th.Denbigh Asylum, at Denbigh. 25th.Mostyn Park, at Llanychan. July 2nd.Ruthin Grammar School, ab Ruthin 9th.Corwen, at Llanychan. „ 16th Llandudno, at Llandudno. 23rd.Corwen, at Corwen. „ 30th.Open date. Aug. 1st (Bank Holiday).Pontruffydd, at Llanychan. „ 6th.Penbedw, at Llanychan. 13th.Denbigh Asylum, at Llanychan. 20th.Mostyn Park, at Mostyn. 27th.Llangollen, at Llangollen. Sept. 3rd.Ruthin Town Club, at Llanychan. *Whole day matches. BUTHIN CRICKET CLUB FIXTURES, 1910. May 21st. Northern Zingari, home. 28th.Open. June 4th Lianychan, home. lith.Ruthin Grammar School, away. 18th Open. 25th.Asylum, away. July 2nd.Open. 9th.Ruthin Grammar Sohool, away. i, 16th.-Pontruflydd, away. 23rd.-Asylum, away. „ 30th.Corwen, home. August 6th.Corwen, away. 13th Pontruffydd, home. 20th Open. 27th. *Sir E NayIor-Ley land's XI, away. *Whole day matches. September 3rd.Llanychan, away. The Secretary will be pleased to arrange matches on the alcove open dates.
NANTGLYN. IKTEBESTING WEDDING.—On the 30th ult. a wedding which exoited considerable interest was solemnit.ed at Nantglyn Church. The parties wers Miss Jones, Plas Nantglyn, and Mr John Williams, Aber Isaf, Bylchau. The Rev Mr Davies, vicar, officiated. Miss L Jones, Llanddulas, sister of the bride, and Miss M E Davies, Ty'nllan, were the brides- maids, the bridegroom being accompanied by Mr William Roberts, Ty Ceryg, and Mr George Foulkes, Glasmor. The party left the Church for Plas Nantglyn, where the wedding break- fast was served. Mrs T A Wynne Edwards gave the wedding cake. Mr and Mrs Williams drove afterwards to Denbigh and left by the 11.40 train for Flint. As we have said, much interest was taken in the affair. The Church was full of spectators, and guns were fired- especially Mr Owen Hughes' II cannons -at frequent intervals. The wedding presents were very numerous.
TREFNANT. DEATH.—We regret to record the death of Mr Edward Cocks, of the Stag's Head Inn, Trefnant, which took place on Monday. Deceased was a man well known and well esteemed in the district. His wife is a daughter of the late tenant of the Stag's Head, Mr Hornsby, who was well known in Denbigh and district. The funeral was fixed for to-day (Thursday) at Trefnant Churchyard. — —
QUARITCTI AND THE PRINCESS. In his Many Memories of Life in India, at Home, and Abroad" (Blackwood), Mr. J. H. Rivet/t Carnac tells a good story of the Duchoas of Connaught and the old bookseller: One morning her Royal Highness went into old Bernard Quariteh'c; shop in Piccadilly, and took up a book- on the antiquities and natural history of Southern India, a l>ig illustrated work in several volumes. She aeked the assistant in charge. tbeprice. and he, not finding it marked, 6topped old Quaritch. who wac passing through the shop, and inquired what price he was to say. Quaint old QuaTitch, looking at the Duchesr in his queer way, said. Do you want the .book?" Her Royal Highness replied, in her pretty English. "I do want this book." Sav6 he. "I don't understand what a girl like you can want with such a book. But you are a German girl, are you not?" The Duchess I (i she was German. "Well," said old Q., I like to see a German girl take an interest in such, f^ulbjects. The prioe is three guineas, but you shall have it for two." Thank you, I will take it." said her Royal Highness. But." said Qua- ritch. it is too heavy for you to carry, and I will send it to you. if you do not live too far in the suburbs." Lady B., who was in wailing, and had been in another part of .the shop. then came up. and wrote down the Duchess's address at Buckingham Palace. Quaritch was wmowhat taken aback, and begged her Royal Highness to excuse him. "Oh, certainly," said the Duchess; "but I will have it for two guineas."
HOMELY THOUGHTS. TheTe are many shrewd if not profoundly original thoughts in "Leaves." by the late Miss Violet Clarko, daughter of Sir George Syden- ham CLarke (Heinemann), and the following are fair examples: Earnest-looking women are a mistake. The way women are brought up Ir; idiotic. The laws of Nature are carefully kept from them and sentimental ideas are suibstituied till in the end t-hey think that what is natural ia wrong and what is inevitable is unfair. The so-called working classes have their heroes, their impoftors, their Tecklese spend- thrifts. and their vicious element just like any ovher strata of society., It is so funny how afraid people are of being unsettled by knowledge. Very few things contain so many dregs of egotism ae good woTkr!. Few people have a sense oi shame if a friend comes to grief however sorry they may two but when a relative happens .to trip they feel per- eonaliy involved.
■fl B On Page 8 will be found a summary of the proceedings—of the most solemn awe- inlpiring character-in connection with the Late King Lying in State, and the preparations for the fanoral, which takes •Hplace to-morrow tfriday), the great pro- cession leaving Westminster at 10 o'clock, flxnd expected to arrive at St George's hapel, Windsor, for the Burial Service to commence at 1.30 o'clock. H In Denbigh and the Vale of Clwyd gener- ally the day of mourning will be closely observed. business will be entirely sns- pended, shops, offices, the political olubs, and other places being closed. The train iervice will be suspended a8 if Sunday, and "e understand also that all the public houses will be closed for several hours before and after the solemn memorial fliervioes, the official servioe being fixed for Bl o'clock. No doubt residents will draw Bdown all their blinds, if not for the whole day at least for several hours, until after the services are ooncluded, of which local services particulars are given Bin the previous column. B It may be necessary to mention to Ohurchpeople that it would be advisable for them to provide their prayer books as usual, aa although the forms of service are provided the three psalms which will be sung are not printed on the forms. We notice that the arrangement made to take an offertory at St Mary's Church Memorial Service on behalf of the families killed in the Whitehaven disaster (men- tioned in the previous column) is also to be adopted at other memorial services, such as Liverpool Cathedral and other churches. A special feature locally has been the drapers' windows, in which mourning has been almost exclusively displayed, and in some of the windows, such as Messrs Densons and Messrs Jones Bros, the Bee Hive, excellent photos of the late King have been placed and draped in a very becoming manner, this attracting much attention. WREATH FROM THE HIGH SHERIFF OF DENBIGHSHIRE. We are informed that the High Sheriff (Mr Godfrey Fitzhugh) has forwarded to- day to Windsor, in the name of the inhabi- I tants of this County, a beautiful floral tribute of respect and sympathy, inscribed In loving Memory of our late revered Sovereign, King Edward, The Peace- maker. CROWDS AT THE LYING IN STATE. From six o'clock yesterday morning until ten at night an unbroken stream of people passed the bier of King Edward in Westminster Hall, and in the first few hours it was calculated that the number was at the rate of 7,600 per hour. It was estimated that the queue of waiting visitors, eight abreast at one time, was eight miles long. As day dawned there was already a large queue of people stretching along the pave- ment, standing patiently under a forest of umbrellas. Gradually the numbers in- creased, every tramcar, omnibus, and train bringing large additional groups of people to join the ranks of those who had come to do homage to their late King. The earlier arrivals consisted largely of workpeople. Silently and reverently they stood until the doors opened at six o'olock. By that time it was estimated some ten thousand persons had congregated. The rain was falling in torrents, and rendered the condi- tions of waiting extremely uncomfortable. At seven o'clock last evening the stream was receiving additions as steadily as at any time during the day. Workmen, who had completed a hard day's toil, shop hands, people in all stations of life, took their places quietly and with the utmost decorum, content to face the long journey before them for the sake of that one short glance at all that remains of their beloved Sovereign awaiting them in Westminster Hall. As the evening advanoed towards nine o'clock the queue became shorter and shorter, not that there was any sudden cessation of the stream of mourners, for the flow into the hall was as steady as ever, but the source of the stream was dry- ing up as people recognised that owing to the near approach of the hour of closing for the night it was quite impossible for the late arrivals to obtain admission. Indeed, so hopeless did the prospect seem that many who had been in the ranks for some time went away. At 8.30 the mar- shalled crowd still extended for a mile and half, and was computed to number close apon 30,000. At this time an estimate was formed of the rate of progress made by the procession past the bier, and it was eckoned at approximately 8,000 persons an hour. It was increasingly evident that when ten o'clock arrived the doors must be closed against several thousands of per- sons who would be denied the reward of their patient vigil. The overwhelming majority of those already in the ranks, however, held to their places, notwith- standing the certain prospect of being turned away at ten o'clock. The pressure it certain parts of the queue was very ,,reat, so great indeed that twenty minutes before the closing hour the ranks were broken near Tate Gallery, half a mile from St Stephen's porch, but a moment later police whistles were olown, signifying that it had been re- solved to close the doors. There was still good quarter of an hour before Big Ben struck the hour, and the order to dis- perse was received, at any rate by those m the threshold, with blank dismay. Pale, half-fainting women lamented their illfortune, and little wonder, For five solid hours they had been advancing inch oy inch, buoyed up with hopes that they might be able to pay a last tribute to their dead Monarch. To have these hopes shattered was a poignant disappointment, "cd many of the women shed tears. rhore was, however, no attempt to resist -he authority of the police, and excellent order was maintained. For a few minutes the crowd surged round St by the rush of people behind. They were quietly dispersed by the police, their ittitude throughout being strictly in ac- cord with the mournful occasion. It was astimated that upwards of 25,000 persons cord with the mournful occasion. It was were turned away. FUNERAL PREPARATIONS. The official programme of the cere- imonial for the funeral to-morrow was issued last night from the Earl Marshal's Office, and provides for a start at 9.45 [a.m., when the Royal coffin will be re- moved from Westminster Hall, the servict at Windsor being timed to commence n1 1.30 (this being half-an-hour later that at first fixed), and ending at 2.15 p.m. The German Emperor arrived last night in the Hohenzollern, which anchored ofl Sheerness, and his Majesty will disembark and come on to London this morning. Among yesterday's Royal arrivals were King Manoel and the King of the Belgians, who were met by King George. The 6th Battalion Welsh Regiment will take part in the funeral procession. TO-MORROW'S CEREMONY AT WINDSOR. In wet weather early yesterday morning the sailors who are to draw th gun carriage from the railway station at Windsor to St George's Chapel on Friday rehearsed their mournful ceremony. The party, which consisted of 120 specially selected men from H.M.S. Excellent, arrived at Windsor overnight, and the men were quartered at Victoria Barracks. Shortly after five they marched to the Great Western terminus with the gun carriage. Here a weighted coffin was placed on the carriage, which was then drawn at slow march over the route. The streets were practically de- seserted. The sailors returned to Ports- mouth at half-past nine, and will return to Windsor to-morrow morning. The journey from Paddington to Wind- sor was also rehearsed this morning, the Royal train being run with all the officials in attondance, and with the aid of Gaards- men. The final scene in the Chapel was then rehearsed under the direction of Lord Esher and other officials. The bearer party from the Grenadier Guards rehears- ed their duty of bearing the remains into the Chapel, and repeated their rehearsal in the afternoon before the Earl Marshal (Duke of Norfolk), Duke of Argyll, Mr Lewis Harcourt (First Commissioner of Works), Sir Schomberg McDonnel, and other officials. Over 500 wreaths arrived yesterday by rail and road, being placed in the Dean's Cloister and other places in the chapel precincts, and were afterwards viewed by several thousands of persons. It seems as though the total of 4,000 wreaths sent to Queen Victoria's funeral will be surpassed. Last night the Dean's Cloister and Horse- shoe Cloister at Windsor Castle were closed to the public until subsequent to the obseauies. ¿ MEMORIAL SERVICES. Throughout North Wales memorial services are arranged, not only in the churches, but a representative Noncon- formist service in one of the local chapels. In Liverpool, Manchester, and London, special Welsh services are arranged in the Welsh churches and chapels, and in London a memorial service in Welsh will be held at the; Welsh Tabernacle (Penton ville-road), conducted by the Rev H Elvet Lewis. Memorial services will be held in all the principal churches throughout the Metro- polis to-morrow. These will include services at St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey St Margaret's, Westminster, Great Syna- gogue and all Jewish Synagogues, Temple Church, Lincoln's Inn Chapel, Chapel Royal, Savoy, St Anne's, Soho, St Lawrence Jewry, St Peter's, Eaton- square, St Columba (Church of Scotland), Pont-street, St Peter's, Great Windmill- street, Westminster Chapel (Free Church Councils), City Temple, Wesley's Chapel, City-road, King's Weigh House Church, Pentecostal League of Prayer, Queen's Hall, and Salvation Army Congress Hall, Clapton. The service at St Paul's will be attended by the Court of Aldermen, the Court of Common Council, Metropolitan Mayors, a representative delegation from each of the Livery Companies, members of the foreign Embassies and Legations, members of the Order of St Michael and St George, repre- sentatives of the Navy and the Army, and of Royal and other societies. The National Free Church Council service at Westminster Chapel will be conducted by the Rev Dr Jowett, and will be attended by representatives from all the Free Church Councils within 50 miles of London. At the service in the City Temple the Rev R J Campbell, Dr Clifford, and Dr Horton will take part General Booth will preach in the Clapton Congress Hall at 7 p.m.