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TIDE TABLE FOR THE NORTH WALES…

THE GENERAL ELECTION.

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. -

WEEK BY WEEK.

SA YI, V G S OF THE WEEK.

The Late Lady Florentia Hughes,…

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The Late Lady Florentia Hughes, of Kinmel. Several noted families have been plunged into mourning by the dearth of Lady Florentia Hughes, of Kinmel, wife of the Lord- L-i out enact of Flintshire. A daughter of the late Earl of Ravens worth, her ladyship was a great favourite of the late Queen Victoria, and one of her daughters, the Hon. Mary Hughes, became a Maid of Honour to Her Majesty, while another married first the late General Wynne and next the Hon. L. A. Brodriek, brother of Lord Midle- ton, the ex-War Secretary. A third daughter marri-ed Mr. St. John Charlton, of Cholmonde- ley, Cheshire, at whose residence her ladyship passed away in her eighty-second year. The golden wedding of Mr and I-ady Florentia Hughes a few years ago was the occasion for extensive rejoicing in North Wales, where the Kinmel family is almost worshipped. The Lord- Lieutenant of Flintshire is a descendant of one of the old Welsh KingsâGruffydd ap Cynan, King of North Wales from 1079 to 1136. The descent is traced through the Hugheses, of Llew. erllyd, Dysertih, in the male line from Prince Cadwaladr, second son of King Gruffydd. THE FUNERAL. The funeral took place on Friday at St. George's, Abergele, and was attended, by large numbers of the working class, artisfans and their wives walking for milies to attend the interment. The coffin was carried from Kinmel Hall to St. George (.upwards of a mile) by workmen on the estate. The chief mourners were Mr. H. R. Hughes (husband), Mr. Seymour Hughes and Colonel Hughes (pons), the Misses Mary, Frances, and Horatio. Hughes (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. St. John Charlton (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. Laurence and Mrs. Brodnck (son-in-law and daughter), the Misses Charlton, Mr. Alan Charlton, Mr. Edward Wynne, Sir I-ledworth Williamson (nephew), and Sir Richard Bulkeley. Among those present were Lord Mostyn, Mr. Herbert Lewis, M.P.. the Bishop of Bangor, Colonel and Mrs. Lloyd Howard, Calomel Wynne, Colonel Hughes, Mr. MacNicoll, Col. Mssham, Major Birch, Mr. R. E. Birch, the Vicar of Abergele, the Vicar of Gorsedd, the Vicar of Bodielwyddan, Archdeacon Wynne Jones, the Chairman and members of the Aber- gelle District Council, the Chairman, governors, and senior scholars of the Abergele County School, as well as the leading tenants on the Kinmel estate and tradesmen of Abergele. The funeral, service was conducted by ,the Bishop of St. Asaph, assisfted by the Vicar of St. George and the Vicar of Llanrhaiadr. The church was crowded, and hundreds of beautiful wreaths were deposited in the sacred edifice I previous to the interment, the floral tributes of the family alone being carried to the grave.

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ITIHE GHOST OF CONWAY CASTLE.

Colwyn Bay Young Man's Bravery.

Christmas Posting. -

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