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MOLD. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWYTH.— Mr. Brereton, of Mold, has presented to the college a large and fine oil painting of Howel Dda Codifying the Laws of his Country, A.D., 984." This is not the first valuable gift sent by Mr. Brereton. DISTRICT quarterly meeting of the Flintshire Congregational District Union was held on Wednesday, at Mold. The Rev. Owen Thomas, M.A., Holywell, who was elected chairman of the district at the last meeting in Rhyl, delivered an address on Belief and conduct." SUDDEN DEATH.—A sudden death took place on Wednesday evening at the shop of Mr. W. P. Jones, ironmonger. An old man named Thomas Warten, who has been in the service of Mr. Jones and his father for upwards of forty years, had just returned from his tea, and gone into the workshop at the back of the front shop, where he had put up his coat on the nail preparatory to beginning his work. Immediately afterwards the men employed by Mr. James, the saddler, heard him groaning, and on going in found him lying with his face down- wards on the ground. He was raised up and medical assistance wa? sent for at once. The old man expired soon after the arrival of Dr. Williams, the cause of death being fatty degeneration of the heart. A FLINTSHIRE WORTHY.—Many of our readers will thank us for drawing their attention to the May number of the Penny Congregational Magazine, published by Mr. W. Mack, London, and of which we believe the Rev. D. B. Hooke, of Rhyl, is one of the editors. Among the contents is an interest- ing sketch of an old Welsh preacher, David Davies, from the pen of the Rev. Dr. Rees. It appears that Mr. Davies went in 1809, when he was quite a young man on a n reaching tour in "^Trr-th. Wales. Among the places he visited was Buckley, near Mold, where he preached with evident acceptance. After awhile he, says Dr. Rees-" became a clerk to Mr. Jonathan Catherall, Buckley, one of the pioneer Nonconformists of Flintshire. Aided by his master, he made an application for a license to preach. A special bench of clergymen was whipped up to examine the young Dissenter who wanted to "expound the Gospel." They thought of over- whelming him with legal perplexities; but Mr. Catherall had wisely engaged oue of the cleverest lawyers in the district to 11 plead the case. After some clerical high talk, this gentleman unexpectedly rose and said he had always a profound respect for the opinions of reverend gentlemen of the bench on matters connected with horse-racing and the like; but he thought theology was scarcely in their line. There was a sudden collapse, and the license was granted forthwith." Shortly afterwards Mr. Davies became pastor of the church at Rhesycae, near Mold, where the Rev. H. V. Jones, at present labours. Subsequently he removed to Cardigan- shire, where he laboured until 1867. It need hardly be said that Dr. Rees tells the story of his life in a racy manner. It is a rather curious coincident that the same number of the magazine contains an "Arabian Nights' Legend" from the pen of the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis, the late minister at Buckley. MARRIAGE OF DR. EDWARDS AND MISS BELLIS. On Thursday morning last, a marriage was solemnised at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Wrex- ham-street, between Dr. D. Edwards, son of the Rev. Roger Edwards, Calvinistic Methodist minis- ter, and Miss Emily Bellis, daughter of Mr. Geo. Bellis, civil engineer, of Brynderwen. The bride and bridegroom and their respective parents are highly and deservedly respected by all classes in the town, and the union between the happy couple was celebrated with every demonstration of res- pect on the part of the townspeople generally, of all classes. Early in the morning flags and banners streamed forth in various parts of the town, and in Wrexham-street and Maesyderwen there was a very profuse display of bunting, nearly every house showing its colours. There were also several large arches, from which floated banners containing such sentiments as the following: Long life, happiness, and prosperity to Dr. and Mrs. Edwards," &c. The chapel, too, was beautifully decorated by friends of the happy pair, and a few minutes before the marriage service commenced it was almost besieged by persons anxious to witness the interesting cere- mony. The building was soon crowded, and a large number of persons were unable to gain admission at all. The bride, who looked exceedingly pretty and becoming in her wedding costume was given away by her father being accompanied to the hymenial altar by the following ladies, who acted as bridesmaids-Miss Weaver, Miss Bessie Jones, Miss Hayes, and Miss Muir. The bridegroom's best man was Dr. W. Davies, of Manchester, and the groomsmen were —The Rev. Professor Edwards, Bala Calvinistic College (brother of the bridegroom) 3Ir. Frank Bellis (brother of the bride), and Mr. A. Ll. Hughes, of Wrexham. The Rev. Roger Edwards, father of the bridegroom and the Rev. Samuel Brown, Wesleyan minister, officiated in the ceremony, and suitable hymns were sung. Included in the congregation were a large number of friends and relations of the newly wedded pair, and nearly all classes in the town were also represented. On emerging from the chapel, Dr. and Mrs. Edwards were greeted with showers of rice from the large crowd assembled outside, and the proverbial, and, let us hope, really happy couple drove away with the best wishes of all who assembled to witness their union. The wedding party were entertained to breakfast, which was served out in excellent style, at the residence of the bride's parents. The wedding cake, which was elegant in every respect, was supplied by Messrs. B. Powell and Co., of Mitcham House. The usual toasts were duly honoured by the guests, the principal one of Long life and happiness to Dr. and Mrs. Edwards" being received with enthu- siasm. In the afternoon Dr. and Mrs. Edwards drove to Chester, en route to Scotland, where they will spend their honeymoon. The wedding presents were very numerous and costly.










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