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As announced in our advertising columns, special services will be held in the Zion Wesleyan Chapel, on Sunday next, when two sermons will be preached by the Rev. Richard Roberts, of London. Special hymns will be sung by the choir. i Mr. W. Jones, Lynncroft, Forestgate, London, has just made a very pleading gift of a pair of beautiful brass candlesticks for the Altar to St. Thomas's Church, Glyndyfrdwy, as a Jubilee offering. The same gentleman last year presented to the church a very handsome jewelled brass cross. Anniversary services were held at the Jubilee Wesleyan Coapel. Llangollen Road, on Sunday. when sermons were preached in the morning by Mr. W. A. Evans, and in the afternoon and evening by the Rev. W. Mellor, Wrexham. There were large and appreciative congregations. Special preaching services were held on Sunday and Monday at Rhosllanerchrugog, in connection with the opening of the new chapel, which has just been erected mid-way between Rhos and Johns- town, to the memory of the great Welsh preacher the late Rev. William Williams, of Wern, who for many years was minister of the Congregational churches at Wern and Rhos. The new chapel, which contains seating' accommodation for about 400 persons, cost nearly £ 1,500. The architect was Mr. G. Gummow, of Wrexham, and the contractor Mr. John Davies, of Ruabon, The ministers officiating at the opening services were the Rev. R. Roberts (pastor of the Bethlehem Church. Rhos, of which the church worshipping at the Memorial Chapel will be a branch), R. P. Williams (Llan- dudno), T. E. Thomas (Coedpoeth), T. Roberts, (Mold, secretary of the Denbighshire and Flint- shire Congregatianal Union), and 0. J. Owen (Ponkey). Preaching services are to be held in the new chapel every evening throughout this week. It is announced that the Archdeaconry of Wrexham, vacant by the preferment of Dean Howell of St. David's has been offered to the Rev. Chancellor Richardson, rector of Corwen, and that the living of Gresford, void from the same cause, has been offered to and accepted by the Rev. E. A. Fishbourne, rural dean and rector of New- town. The new archdeacon intends to resign the rectory of Corwen, in order that he may have all his time and energies for his new work. Canon Richardson was ordained in 1853, and is a Welsh- man by birth, language, and sympathies. He was appointed domestic chaplain to Viscount Hill in 1875, rural dean of Edeyrnion in 1881, and canon of St. Asaph, and prebendary of Llanefydd in 1892. From 1880 to 1892 he represented the diocese as Proctor in Convocation. Mr. Fishbourne was minor canon and succentor of Llandaff from 1871 to 1882. and from the latter year up to 1890 rector of Llandy^sil, Montgomeryshire. In 1890 he became rector of Newtown, and during his incumbency he has re-organised the National schools, greatly improved the position of the church, and earned a reputation as a conscientious, hard-working priest. Some remarkable scoring was witnessed on the Wynnstay Range, Ruabon, on Thursday in one of the Bisley competitions when Quarter Master Samuel, of the C Company lst.V.B.R.W.F. compiled the excellent total of 99 points out of a possible 105. The distance were 200, 500 and 600 yards, and seven rounds of ammunition were fired at each distance. Quarter Master Samuel has on other occasions made very high scores, but the one made on Thursday is a record for Ruabon. the following being the exact score :—200 yds., 4,5,4,5,5,5,5,—33 500 yds., 5.5,4,5,5,4,5,—33 000 yds., 4,5,5.5.5,5,4,— 33 total, 99. At a parish meeting, held on Wednesday night at Cefn Mawr Board Schools, it was unanimously decided to authorise the Parish Council to apply for a loan of £ 225 for lighting purposes, in accor- dance with the Watching and Lighting Act. It is proposed by the council to erect several additional lamps in the course of the present year, which, it is considered, will prove an immense boon to the district generally. Mr. W. Parry, chairman of the Parish Council, presided. -+- Mr. J. H. Cadwaladr. late stationmaster at Bala, has been presented with a handsome marble clock and a pair of bronze ornaments by his friends and well-wishers on his removal to the station- mastership of Llangollen. Mrs. Cadwaladr was at the same time presented with silver table and dessert spoons and forks, and Miss Cadwaladr with a gold brooch. --+-- At the Corwen Board of Guardians, on Friday, Mr. J. O. Pugh. chairman, presiding, it was decided to grant extra relief to the amount of Is. 6d. to every recipient of out-relief for the week in which the Diamond Jubilee Day falls. It was also decided to provide a treat for the inmates of the Workhouse on Jubilee Day, and that they should on a subsequent day be taken to Llangollen in waggonettes. Mr. Gladstone, on Wednesday afternoon, declared open for public use the new vehicular bridge across the river Dee, connecting Cheshire and Flintshire. On naming the structure the Victoria Jubilee Bridge, he said the improvement of communication between different portions of the country and different races of mankind was one of the most prominent features of the nineteenth century. He thanked God for the great improve- ment which had taken place within his recollection, because the increased facilities of locomotion conferred, not only material benefits, but immense moral advantages. The more closely we were drawn together, the better we should be able to comprehend the great business and science of life. The Rev. Morgan Daniel, B.D., has been ordained pastor of Salem Independent Church, Bangor. The Rev. Benjamin Williams, pastor of the Baptist Church at Denbigh has resigned, and he will shortly remove to Llwynhendy. It is understood that the Bishop of Swansea (Dr. Lloyd) will shortly become suffragan to the Bishop of St. David's (Dr. Owen). The death is announced at Utica, U.S.A., of the Rev. T. T. Evans, a Calvinistic Methodist minister, and a native of Trefeglwys, at the age of 70. The name of Mr. C. R. Jones, of Llanfyllin, whose father was the founder and first editor of the Dysgedydd, is mentioned in connection with the chairmanship of the Welsh Congregational Union for next year. The Rev. W. Perry, superintendent of the Llan- ymynech Primitive Methodist Circuit, has received a unanimous invitation to superintend the Ellesmere Circuit for the next Connexional year, and he has accepted the invitation. The Rev. J. Spinther James, M.A., of Llandudno, has resigned his position as secretary of the North Wales English Baptist Union. He intends devoting his time to his work on the History of the Baptists in Wales," together with the history of the Ancient Cymric Church. The Rev. G. Hartwell Jones is preparing a book in Welsh on the Eastern Churches. It contains inter alia a Welsh translation of the Patriarch of Constanti- nople's reply to the Pope. Mr. Jones has been in correspondence with the Patriarch, who has authorised the translation. The Rev. Emanuel Roberts, Welsh Wesleyan minister now stationed at Treharris, South Wales, has passed the probational minister's second year examination with first class honours, a distinction but seldom gained. Mr. Roberts was born at Llan- santffraid, near Corwen, and is the son of Mr. Maurice Roberts, Penygroes, Carnarvonshire.