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CHRIST CHURCH BAZAAR- The members of the congregation of the English Congregational Chapel have every reason to con- gratulate themselves on the successful efforts they have made to wipe off their building debt, which efforts came to an issue on Tuesday, the first day of the opening of their grand nautical and marine bazaar. The ladies connected with the place have for some months past worked with iiiitiiiii, zeal, and as their respected pastor pointed out in his opening remarks were highly worthy of very hearty thanks. The bazaar was held in the Town Hall, the assembly room having undergone quite a decorative transformation. All round the room were erected model ships represen'ed in full sail, and heavily laden with all kinds of most useful, ornamental and many valuable articles In the centre of the room was erected a small tank in which were floating a couple 'of life-buoys and a number of miniature ships, whilst surrounding there were some capital specimens of nautical objects, including ship lamps and the wheel." To the rear of the hall there was a large stall heavily laden with most luscious fruit, and edibles of both delicate and substantial characters the table was tastily laid, the large epergne adorning the centre having been kindly lent by Mr Lawrence, of the Royal Hotel. Three o'clock was the time fixed for opening, and at that hour there was a large attendance, amongst whom we noticed Col. Barnes, the Quinta, Chirk Rev T. S. Ross, and Mrs Ross, Rev T. 0. and Mrs Williams, Rev J. Verrier Jones, Rev J. Judge, Mr and Mrs H. J. B. Lawrence (Royal Hotel) Mr P. M William*, Mr F. L. Rawlins, Mr J. Y. Strachan, Mr and Mrs S. Perks, Dr and Mrs Suinmerhill and others. The following lad'es, assisted by others, gracefully presided over the respective stalls NC). I ST A IX. Mrs. Ross, Ivcitiptott House, and friends. Xu. 2 STALL. Mrs. T. M. DAVIES, 20, Bodfor Street. Mrs. G. P.VKKV, 17, Queen Street. Mrs. FRANCIS. Stanley Park. Miss THOMPSON, Dyserth Road. No. 3 STAI.I.. Mrs. WALTKK DAVIES, 3, Kinniel Street. Mrs. P. AI. WILLIAMS, Russell Road. Mrs. E. JONES, 22, High Street. The Misses JON us, 22, High Street Xu. 4 STALL. tMrs. DRI MMONO, Rhydorddwy Goch. 'The Misses HU<JHKS, St. Asaph Street. Miss G. WILLIAMS, Tudor Place. iss Rhydorddwy Goch. SUNDAY SCHOOL STALL. MissM. ROBERTS, Regent House. Miss PRITCHAKI), Crescent Road. Miss WILLIAMS, Tudor Place. Miss COPE, 17, Queen Street. REFRESHM I:NT STA LL. Mrs. PEET, (j, Church Street. Mrs. P. R. WILLIAMS, Tudor Place. Mrs. RAWLINS, Dyserth Road. FLOW KR STALL. Miss DAVIES, Gladstone Buildings. JOIIN Paradise Street. Miss SCMMERITILL, Wellington Road. Mrs. J. TAYLOR, Sandhills. The Misses FRANCIS, Stanley Park. MissM w u DAVIES, Gladstone Buildings. After a hymn had been snng, the Rev T. S. Ross pointed out that the reason the bazaar was being held was an old story. Its origination was due to the munificence and liberality of a lady whose name he knew was held in high esteem in the town. He referred to Miss Ruth Evansâto whom Rhyl owed great gratitude. She had al- ways been a generous and liberal friend of tin- sectarian education. A little over 12 months ago Miss Evans gladdened his (Mr Ross's) heart one Monday morning by handing over to him a cheque towards their chapel debt for X20t). The manner in which he expressed his gratitude to Miss Evans was so manifest that she was con- strained to be even more generous, and in a very short time afterwards she offered another £200 if during the following 12 months they could wipe off the remainder of their debt. He felt from the first since he came amongst them how important it was they should get rid of the debt, although he did not think Christian Churches should be directed mainly to the getting rid of debts but they would feel themselves freer, and more en. couraged to work harder for their Lord and Mas- ter. That was the reason they had met there that afternoon, and he hoped they would not leave anything behind them. He also took that opportunity of according a sort of general vote of thanks to the many kind friends to whom they felt so deeply indebted that day. Their warmest thanks were due to Miss Evansâ(applause) â whom he had already described as being the mover of those endeavours. Also to their chairman, and to their friends who had during the past few months been busy preparing those beautiful things they saw around them. He felt personally he j should thank those people who bad assisted in putting up those things on the day previous He also heartily thanked the baud, whose services were given gratuitously. (Applause). Mr T. H. Wood (Promenade Band) then sang in capital voice" I fear no foe." Col. Barnes then addressed the assembly. lie observed that during the past year in consequence of illhealth he had to refuse several invitations to attend bazaars, but Mr Ross had written to him in such an imploring manner that he felt he could not refuse him. He (Col Barnes) liked bazaars for several reasons. When holding those bazaars,â either Congregational or Church bazaars, the different members of the congregation got to know one another in a way they could not otherwise do. There were persons who could work for a bazaar that could not afford to buy anything or give anything; and when they saw the valuable articles they had made on the stalls being sold they were doubly pleased. They had a very beautiful bazaar that day, but he should like to ask them not to undersell the shopkeepers, because he thought that was very unfair, as the trades- men had their living to get by it. Ht could not say either that he approved of having two prices, as they sometimes had at seaside places-one price for visitors and another for residents. (Laughter). Whilst the stalls were very beautiful he thought the stallholders did not come anything shoit, as they were quite as nice as their stalls. He had taken the liberty of having a look round and he noticed the staIls were filled with most beautiful articles and none of them contained trash He was sure Mr Ross was deserving of every help, aud he was also ule that everyone including their Church friends, would do every everything they could for him. Mr Ross was a gentleman who believed they were all working for one good cause, whether it was the Established Church or not, and he, as every right minister wauld, wanted to get ri-1 of his debt and he (Col Barnes) heartily wished him success. He did not propose to h-y anything tbt;t day but he would be pleased to contribute Lio. (Applause). After a soug had been rendered in a very sweet manner by Miss Williams, of l."Ie Guildhall Musical School, London, and niece to Mr P. M. Williams, Col Barnes formally declared the bazaar open, advising the ladies to victimize the geutle. men in a just aud merciful way. j A r.nAViiiVicus vote of thanks was then accor- Lt ded C.il barnes, after which the sales commenced most earnestly. Duiing the afternoon t!ie Promenade Band, under the oonductorship of Mr Cohen, discoursed smie capital music. In addition to the sales going on in the room there w.,is ,i ,I)oot;i)(,, g-iller.y with air guns erected in the B tardroom, at which a good amount of money was realized and a galvanic battery in charge of Mr J E Jones was well pitronised. WEDNESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. On eunesday afternoon was another good attendance, the opening cer.mony being per- formed by Mr Olive- Jones, of Liverpool. The Rev T. S. Ross made a few preliminary remarks, after which Mr Oliver Jones proceeded to open the proceed- ings. He observed that when he was invited by Mr Ross to perform the task of opening the bazaar he could not tind any excuse to deny°him, inasmuch as he was not suffering from any kind of illhealth, and knowing the good work Mr Ross I was engaged in he was very glad to be present to wish liini every success. He thought they ought 1(-e I to acknowledge the great kindness Miss Evans had shown in making her proposal to clear off the debt, by every endeavour to procure the sum re- quired to meet her donation. He believed they had riised £ 1.00 the day previous which he thought was very encouraging indeed. (Cheers). I He thought they would be successful in liquidat- ing the debt, because he believed Christian work should be carried on without so much begging for o the £ s d. In conclusion he Imped they would have very favourable breezes to assist them in tile ill view (itpplause). 'I he Rev I S proposed a. hearty vote of thanks to I!r s for killdly opening their Seconded by Mr P M Williams, who remarked that he had Known Mr Jones for a good number of years, and he was sure that he was pleased to come to their rescue as he had done on previous occasions. (App'ause). A number of entertainments were given in the Board room by Professor .Miller, the ventriloquist and several artistes who are performing on the Pier. ° The lady stall-holders beg thus publicly to tender their grateful thanks to the numerous friends who contributed to the s'alls, aud those who otherwise shewed their kind sympathy. The fCommittee, and Mr Nuttall, its secretary, are to be congratulated on the excellent arrange- ments made, and their successful results. z-

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