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GELLIFOR, near RUTHIN. Gellifor is situated midway between Denbigh and Ruthin, and is one of the most delectable Neighbourhoods in the Vale of Clwyd. The ullage is composed of farm houses and cottages, toost of which are shaded by the overhanging of plum, apple, and other fruit trees. Ten years ?8°» a daily school was established here, supported by the good-will of friends and neighbours, but mostly, by the Calvinistic Methodists of the place. On Friday, July 26th, as is yearly the custom, a tea party and concert was held in aid of the said School. Tea drinking commenced at 3 p.m., When a great number of persons sat to the tables at Gellifor schoolrooms to enjoy one of the most Excellent feast, prepared by the ladies of the Neighbourhood. At 6 30 p.m., the chapel doors Were opened, and the concert commenced at 7 P-tti. The programme was as follows:—Con- gregational tune, Old Hundred." Address by the Chairman. Anthem, "Duw sydd noddfa," Gellifor choir, under the leadership of Mr. Roberts, schoolmaster. Song, Glyndwr." by Eos •°rychan. Song, Home is the best," by the school- children. Song,' Tienffych well iGymru" by aparty. ^°ng,"Gogerddan,"byEosBrychan. Duetby Wm. Roberts and J. Platt. They were encored and rendered it over again. Song by John Williams. Address by Mr. Jones, schoolmaster of Adwy'r Clawdd, Wrexham late Gellifor. Anthem, Mor hawddgar yw dy bebyll," by the choir. jf-'Uet by Eos Brychan and J. Williams. Song £ ytheschool-children.Song,"Cydgan-y-morwyr," byaparty. Song, "BachgenDewr,"byEosBrychan. lie was encored and sang Rh'owch imi fwth yn gghymru." Address by Mr. Jones, Glan Clwyd, Son £ > "Yr Eneth amddifad," by John Williams. Sorlg,"Hen Feibl mawrfy mam," by Eos Brychan. He was encored and sang it the second time. After paying the usual thanks, the concert terminated with the choir singing Ffarwel iti Gymru fad." The chairman of the concert was the Rev. R. Jones, (C.M.) Gellifor. principal singer Eos Brychan. Accompanists Mr. Francis, junr., Gyffylliog, late Ruthin, and Miss Jones, Glan Clwyd, Rhewl.—Llanbeclerwr. GLYNCEIRIOG. CLUB ANNIVERSARY.—'The Loyal Chirk Castle Lodge of Oddfellows celebrated their forty-first ^niversary at the Queen's Head Inn, Glyn, on riday, July 26th. At 12-30 the members tprmed into a procession, led by the Glynceiriog brass band. After calling at the Vicarage they Proceeded to Pontfadog Church, where the Rev. Afr. Rees, vicar, preached a suitable sermon. After service they re-formed the procession, and after calling at a few places they arrived at the Queen Inn at three o'clock. An excellent dinner Was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Foulkes, the Worthy host and hostess, in the large and commodious new club room which was opened On that day. After dinner the newly-oppointed "ledical officer of the society, Dr. Lloyd, of Chirk, occupied the chair, and delivered a few ^cellent speeches appropriate to the occasion. Ihey were responded to- by the Rev. Mr. Rees, Mr. Joseph Williams, Mr. David Roberts, and others. The remainder of the evening was spent dancing on the green in front of the inn, while the children amused themselves in the swing boats and at the shooting galleries. The society Is in a most flourishing and thriving state; a considerable increase added during the last year in funds, and in the number of members. Ten young men joined the club on the feast day, making the total number of members about 160, with a capital of over £ 1,100. GARTH. GOOD TEMPLARS TEA PARTY.—The united lodges Of Llangollen and Garth, held their annual tea Party at Garth, on the 25th July. The Lodges ruet near Trevor Hall, rat 4 p.m., when they parched in procession and stopped in front of ^revor Hall, where they sang several of Mr. Sa,nkeY'sbymns, for which they received a handsome gift from the family. After this they parched together and finally entered the Board School, Garth, where they partook of excellent ea and other dainties. The following ladies ^tended at the tables:—Miss M. B. Williams, Miss M. Davies, Mrs. E. Thomas, Mrs. C. ■Edwards, and others. In the evening at 7, an eNtertainment was given in the school-room, ^hen the chair was taken by Mr. II. Hughes, College, Llangollen. The following was the order of the programme :—Address by the chair- man Recitation by ditto; Tune by the Garth ■jjand; Recitation, Willie yn rhigo'r fegin" by Miss Elizabeth Edwards, Garth; Address by Mr. *rancis Lewis, Oak-street, Llangollen; Song, 1 Arglwydd Dyma fi" by Mr. L. Roberts and Party, Llangollen; Questioning of the children by Mr. Creigfryn Edwards; Address by Mr. R. "ones, Llangollen; Tune, Work, for the night coming" by the Band; Recitation, Saint yn kheulu Cesar by Master S. Roberts, Dee-mill- Place, Llangollen. At the close of the meeting, cheers were given to Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, jlrevor Hall, and many wishes of long life and Nappiness to the honourable family. After the rendering of votes of thanks to the ladies who so ^ly attended at the tables, the meeting terminated. RUTHIN. REJOICINGS.—Subscriptions are being obtained y a committee formed for the purpose of celebrating the coming of age of Mr. Lloyd, ^erth, which takes place about the middle of August. INDUCTION OF CHURCHWARDENS.—On Tuesday ^veek, the Very rev. the Dean of St. Asaph, acting in the place of the late Archdeacon l°rgan, a visitation at St. Peter's Church, ^uthin. After divine service he received the New churchwardens of the parishes in the deanery, aNd inducted them to the office. EARLY HARVEST.—The earliest ingathering of ,°rn that has taken place in this district we elieve was that on land belonging to the mayor, ai'cus Louis, Esq., where a splendid field of oats in excellent condition was well harvested pior to Wednesday week. The crops generally N the neighbourhood seem in good condition. 10 LLANRWST. THE LITTLE DIRTY RIVER.-Attention has been called at quarter sessions to the nuisance caused by a tanyard to the little river which runs under the street opposite Paris House, and it was said that the accumulation of dirt at this place was likely to damage the bridge. If the sanitary authority for Tre'rdre and its officers were a little more active, such a state of things would not have been allowed to remain so long. The refuse from the tanyard is allowed to flow down the stream, while across the same generally are carts which prevent the refuse being carried down, so that there is always a large amount of offensive substance. Also, those bringing carts with pigs to the town clear the refuse from the carts and throw it into the river, while persons in the neighbouring houses make its bed a convenience for throwing rotten vegetables and other un- healthy things. It is to be hoped that the sanitary authority will look to this matter. THE POLICE AND THE RIOTERs.-The other evening the police officers of Llanrwst had occasion to take a person into custody, when a daring attempt, by a large crowd, was made to rescue the prisoner and to assault the police. The matter came under the attention of the magistrates, who, after thoroughly investigating the case, said they were glad the police had acted firmly during the riot, and that, at the same time, they did not act violently towards the crowd, as they might have reason to do, but that they took the matter coolly, marking out those who had acted unlawfully on the occasion. Of course the offenders were summoned, and received their deserts. MACHYNLLETH. A RIDE TO LONDON AND BACK ON HORSEBACK.— This feat was performed by a gentleman of this town a short time ago. The time, according to his own statement, he took in actual travelling to and fro was a little over six days. The horse did not appear any worse for the journey after the return, being away about a fortnight from Machynlleth. TREFRIW. BUILDING.-Calculating upon the resources of the place, persons continue building here. At the same time, it is a matter of regret that greater care is not taken to provide that the buildings shall be suitable and not a nuisance to others. There are now in course of erection within a short distance of the quay where the steamer lands two or three houses built up to the rock, and the roofs of the houses will just be on a level with a road, and will be in front of other houses. It is said of Barmouth that one house is so constructed that his neighbour can look down the chimney and see what is being prepared for breakfast below. This is likely to be the case at Trefriw, according to the present mode of building. To know what one's neighbour gets for breakfast might be highly interesting, but to have a share of the smoke of one's neighbour with breakfast is not at all what people will care for. Also something should be done to have a decent yard attached to houses. There is no lack of room at Trefriw, and persons should not be stingy in the matter of a few yards space at a part which was no good before. The Llanrwst Sanitary Authority should do the same as the Conway Authority did to Colwyn Bay- depute their power to a number of persons- at Trefriw, then there would be some control over buildings and other affairs at this very attractive spot. DENBIGH. WESLEYAN AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.—On Thursday week, the Sunday schools of the Independent chapels in the town and district had their annual excursion to Rhyl, starting by train soon after eight o'clock. At Rhyl they received refreshments and were entertained in a variety of ways.-On the same day, Wesleyan scholars, teachers, and friends went to St. Asaph. They assembled about mid-day at the schools, and were conveyed to their destination in ten waggons. At St. Asaph tea was provided for them, followed by a meeting of a musical and literary character as well as some amusements. The weather was very wet and unfavourable. CHURCH SCHOOLS TRIP.-The annual treat of the Church Sunday schools scholars and teachers was arranged for last Friday, the place selected being Bettws-y-coed. A special train was chartered and the scholars were conveyed thither and back for the sum of Is. 3d; those under twelve paying 6d. only. Arrangements had been made to give them all a good tea at Bettws-y-coed and other refreshments. Every effort was made to promote the success of the affair by the committee. Messrs. R. H. Roberts, solicitor; W. Hughes, the station and the Rev. T. W. Vaughan. As a goodly number of the younger children could not go to a place so far away from home, it is, we believe intended to give them a treat at home. A DANGEROUS EXPERIMENT.—A few evenings ago one of the railway officials found a man asleep in one of the carriages of the Corwen train. He roused him, ascertained that he had been duly booked, and then left him. The train started some time afterwards, and when it had got nearly to the platform the officials saw the man deli- berately open the door, and attempt to get out of the train. His foot caught the edge of the platform, and was dragged some distance, scattering the gravel in all directions. He managed, however, to get back into the carriage just as the train got to the bridge over Vale-street, where, if he had not done so, he would have been terribly injured. It was thought that he must have fallen asleep after his ticket was examined, and awaking suddenly, imagined he was being carried beyond his station. MOLD. SUDDEN DEATH OF THE WIFE OF THE WELSH CONGREGATIONAL MINISTER, The Rev. T. Roberts, minister of the Welsh Congregational Church, Mold, was with his wife and family rusticating at Trawsfynydd. They intended to return to Mold on Thursday last, but YDydd, a Welsh Congregational newspaper published at Dolgelley that day, contained the following sad announcement, which took many by surprise:- Just as we were going to press, news arrived at our office that Mrs. Roberts, wife of the Rev. T. Roberts, Mold, suddenly died on Wednesday morning at the residence of her mother, Tyddyn Bach, Trawsfynydd. She will be buried at Mhenystryd on Saturday. We can only give a short account by expressing our regret at the loss our dear friend Mr. Roberts, and family, have sustained." Mrs. Roberts had not been over strong for some time, but her death was most unexpected. She has only 'been married to Mr. Roberts two or three years. LLANUWCHLLYN. r SUDDEN DEATH.—On Sunday evening last Mr. Thomas Edwards (Bardd Dochan), known to many as the "blind bard," departed this life somewhat suddenly. Last Sunday week he attended the Carmel Independent Sunday School, of which he was a member, in the morning, and the Ebenezer Independent Chapel in the afternoon, apparently enjoying his usual good health. On Monday as he was assisting a neighbourin0- farmer with the hay he had a fall, the results of which terminated fatally. His body was interred at the Llanuwchllyn Churchyard.

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