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PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. Sir Richard Henry Williams-Bulkeley, has been appointed Commander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, in command of the Mersey Division. Mr. J. E. Jones, cashier of the London City and Midland Bank, Llanrwst, has been ap- pointed manager of the branch of the same bank at Carmarthen. At Bangor Catheral on Saturday, the Dean dedicated the new steps and platform to the lectern, the gift of Mrs. Jones, Bron Derw, in memory of her late husband, Canon David Jones, Llandegai. The Duchess of Westminster is to enter- tain a large family party at Eaton Hall for Christmas. It is not certain yet whether the Duke of Westminster will return from South Africa in time. Relieved of the worry of a contest in West Denbighshire, Sir Herbert Roberts on Satur- day took his usual place as presiding magistrate at the Abergele Police Court, and spent a quiet hour discharging his magisterial duties. Lady Naylor Leyland is this week enter- taining a large shooting party at Nantclwyd, her son's place in Denbighshire. There are plenty of birds at Nantclwyd this year, and capital sport was obtained there about three weeks ago, when the Grand Duke Michael was the guest of honour. Mr David Jones, Portmadoc, a well-known shipbuilder in North Wales, dieJ on Monday at Portmadoc, from pneumonia, at the age of 67 years. Apprenticed at Pwllheli, Mr. Jones started as a shipbuilder at Portmadoc about 35 years ago, and built a large number of sailing vessels. The ships he built were generally from 200 to 300 tons, and were to a large extent designed for either the Welsh slate trade or the Newfoundland fish trade. Mr. Roger Hughes of Bala, a retired surgeon, left estate valued at j £ I 2,001 (net personality £ 9,684). He bequeathed £ 1,000 upon trust to his servant Ellen Humphreys, £ 50 to his servant Selina Evans, £ 25 to his former groom John Evans, £ 100 to Gwilym Evans, son of his groom (payable when he shall enter upon his collegiate career Zioo to the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist College at Bala, £600 to the Bala County Schools for bursaries and scholarships, and £ 400 to the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at Bala. Captain J. E. Pinchin, commodore of the London and North-Western Railway Com- pany's fleet of cross-Channel steamers, has been unanimously chosen to fill the vacancy on the executive of the Council of the Mer- cantile Marine Service Association, caused by the death of Captain G. Foot. Captain Pinchin has been a member of the association for twenty years, and is the first officer of his line to hold a seat on its Council. He resides at Holyhead, is a J.P. for county Louth, and a younger brother of the Honourable Trinity House Brethren. The Rev. F. S. M. Bennett, the new rector of Hawarden, in a letter to his parishioners published in the Hawarden Parish Magazine, announces that there are to be five new mem- bers of the parish clerical staff. It is not my fault, lie states, that, with the exception of the Rev. A. V. Lyttelton, who is staying on at St. John's, all the assistant curates either have left or are going to leave. On Sunday the Rev. J. E. Hughes would take up duty at Broughton, and the Revs. A. J. Pitkin and M. Parry Jones would come to Hawarden. Directly after Christmas the Rev. C. J. Cohu will join the staff, and towards the end of January the Rev. J. M. Price is coming from Warrington. The Rev. J. J. Robinson, of Christ Church, Chester, is to take charge of Shotton. low

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