FUNERAL OF LADY MARTIN. IMPRESSIVE SCENES. Yesterday week, the remains of the late Lady Martin were removed from Bryntysilio, the beauti- ful home of Sir Theodore Martin on the banks of the Dee, en route for their London residence. A brief service for the household and friends was conducted in the hall at Bryntysilio, by the Rev. J. S. Jones, B.A., vicar of Llantysilio, after which the body was placed in a hearse and conveyed to Llangollen sta- tion, followed by coaches containing Sir Theodore Martin, K.C.B., Mrs. Thorpe, and Miss Saville, the chief mourners; Dr. Richard Williams, Wrexham (Lady Martin's physician) the Rev. J. S. Jones, Captain and Mrs. Best (Vivod), Mr. Thomas (Llan- tysilio Hall), and Mr. Ralph Darlington, F.R.G.S. Three coaches preceeded the hearse containing the nurses, and servants of the household and estate at Bryntysilio. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths and flowers The cortege wended its way slowly through the valley to Llan- gollen, amid impressive scenes; the blinds of resi- dences along the line of route and throughout the town were drawn, Lady Martin having been held in the highest regard by the inhabitants. The body was placed in a compartment in the 12 21 train, and a saloon carriage was provided for Sir Theodore Martin and the mourners. A large assemblage of sympathisers gathered along Abbey-road and round the precincts of the railway station, and as the train steamed slowly out of the station, all heads were reverently uncovered. The funeral arrange- ments were admirably carried out by Messrs. Morris and Hughes, Llangollen, and the polished oak coffin was made by Messrs. Evans and Morris. On arrival in London, the body was removed to 31, Onslow- square, Sir Theodore Martin's town house. The remains of Lady Martin were interred in Brompton Cemetery, on Friday, amid many manifestations of sorrow. There was abundant evidence afforded of the high esteem in which Lady Martin was held. Letters of condolmce have reached the relatives from all parts, and the floral tributes of affection and respect which were sent to be placed on the coffin included tokens from Royalty down to the humblest servants at Bryn- tysilio and Onslow-square. Indeed, the wreaths were so numerous that besides covering the coffin they completely filled an open carriage which in the funeral cortege preceeded the hearse. The Queen's wreath, which was circular in shape, was composed of white chrysanthemums, lilies, and maidenhair fern, and bore upon it the inscription, A mark of sincere regret from Victoria, R.I." Princess Henry of Battenberg sent a wreath in the form of a cross, made up of pink immortelles, and on which was a card bearing the words, A mark of sincere regard, from Beatrice." These two were placed on the coffin by Major the Hon Charles Harbord, Groom in Waiting to the Queen, along with -the wreath of Sir Theodore Martin, and were lowered into the grave at the close ef the funeral service. The following is a list of wreaths :-The Dowager Lady Williams Wynn, With remembrance of much kindness;" Sir Henry and Lady Robertson, With deepest sympathy," Mr. and Mrs. Richd. Williams, A token of great admiration and respect:" The Misses Thomas, Llantysilio Hall, "In affectionate remembrance;" Miss Edwards, Llangollen, "In sorrowful regret and sympathy From the Llan- gollen Habitation Primrose League, A token of sin- cere admiration for Lady Martin, one of the Dames since its formation in 1885;" Mrs. Sampson Smith, With true sympathy;" Mr. and Mrs. S. Gregson Fell, -1 With deep sympathy;" The Rev. J. S. and Mrs. Jones, Llantysilio, With kind remembrance and deep sympathy Captain John Best, R.N., and Mrs. Best; With fondest love and sweat remembrance," from Kate and Lizzie; With sincere regret and grateful rememembrance," from her old and devoted servants Bryntysilio, flowers arranged by the gardeners, In respectful and sorrowful remembrance of a kind and gracious mistress;" From Honor In ever loving remem- brance," from Percy and Adelaide Farren; "In loving memory," from the Misses Dalrymple With sympathy," from the Committee of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest;" The Earl of Ducie With true sympathy, affection, and respect," from Mary, Lady Trevor; Lord Glenesk, With deep regret;" Mr. and Mrs. Field Stanfield, In affectionate remembrance of a. great artiste and ever gracious friend;" "A tribute of regard and respect," from Otto Goldschmidt; Mr. and Mrs. George M. Smith, "In affectionate remembrance of dearest Lady Martin;" Clara Lane, "LoTe evermore" With deepest love and homage," from Alice Helps Miss Mary Froude, In loviag memory" In affectionate remem- brance," from Mr. and Mrs. William Black With most reverent love and sympathy," from Mr. and Mrs. George Joy; "In loving memory," from Viola, Susie, and Cyril Joy With deep sympathy and most affectionate remembrance," from Mr. J. L. Toole; "In ever affectionate remembrance," from Nelly and Harriet N orman ton In loving and grateful remembrance," from Jean and Jessie Saville; "In memory of her endowments, and with deep sympathy," from Sir Henry and Lady Thompson Mr. Charles Wyndham, In reverence and gratitude for a sweet friendship;" "In sym- pathetic remembrance of a. long friendship," Sir Edward Lawson; With Anna Robertson's fomd and reverent memories for many years of a glorious spirit, and a true, faithful friend in Helena (Lady Martin) To the dear memory of her beloved friend, Lady Martin," from Fanny Andrews The Misses Elias, With affectionate* love;" In affec- remembrance," from Geo. and Florence Alexander Miss Mary Moore, In affectionate remembrance and gratitude for many kind words In memory of dear Lady Martin, and also of much early encouragement received from her," Henry Kemble; Mrs. J. Alfred Gotch, "In affectionate remem- brance Sir Squire and Lady Bancroft, With feelings of admiration and respect;" "In sorrow- ful remembrance," Miss Quain small silver cross from the Holy Land, from Margaret Stokes, With the deathless love of fifty years-All Saints' Day Miss Charlotte Saunders, With, sincere admiration and regret;" From Frank and Constance Benson Baroness and Mr. Burdett Coutts, With greatest sympathy and profound regret;" Mr. Edward J. Lowne, "Until the day dawn. In loving remembrance of the great artist and true woman Mr. Frederick Gale, And Father Cardinal I have heard thee say, we shall see and know our friends in Heaven"-King John; Sir Theodore Martin, With such heartfelt sympathy and profound regret. God is good !"—Cahills Home art gone and ta'en thy wages. With reverent love till we meet again to the dear Madouna," from Dolly; Lady Siemens Sherwood, Tunbridge Wells, "Blessed are the pure in heart;" Sir Henry Irving Mrs. Colemache and Laura, With undying souvenir;" Dr. Brinton. It is over 30 years since Lady Martin's active connexion with the stage ceased, but her interest in the drama and anything connected with the dramatic profession survived to the last, whilst her great reputation as an actress still lives. It was but natural, therefore, that among the wreaths should be several from such friends of the family, eonnected with the theatre, as Sir Henry Irving, Sir Squire and Lady Bancroft, Mr. J. L. Toole, Mr. Henry Kembie, Mr. William Farren. Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander, and Mr. Charles Wyndham. Taj funeral procession left Onslow-square at noon for St. Peter's Church, Cranley-gardens, where Sir Theodore and Lady Martin had been worshippers for many years, and where a memorial service was held. The blinds of the various houses in the square had been drawn, and this was also the case with many of the residences along the line of route taken. The chief mourners were Sir Theodore Martin, Mr. John Blakiston Hoaston, M.P., Mrs. Thorpe (neice), Miss Saville (neice), and Mr.William Farren, jun. (nephew). The pall-bearers were :—Mr. William Farren, Mr. John Blakiston Houston, M.P., Sir Frederick Burton, Captain John C. Best, R.N., Rev. Clement Scholefield, Mr. Field Standfleld, Dr. Richard Williams (Wrexham), Dr. Brinton, Mr. Otto Goldschmidt. Among those present were Major the Hon. Charles Harbord, Groom-in-Waiting to the Queen, representing her Majesty, Sir John Puleston, Lady Bancroft, Sir William and Lady Fiower, Mr. Blennerhassett, Q.C., General Kent, Colonel F. C. Wemyss, Canon Duckworth, Mrs. Godfrey Benson, Dr. Bowles, Mr. Charles Wyndham, Mr. George Grossmith, Mr. Dillon Croker, Mr. Frederick Penna, Mr. E. Y. Lowne, Mrs. Farren, Mrs. Edmund Falconer, Lieutenant,-Colonel Drielsma and Mrs. Drielsma, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, and many others. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. Canon Ainger, D.D., Master of the Temple, and the Rev. F. E. Ridgeway, D.D., vicar of St. Peter's. On arriving at the Church the coffin was received by the choir, who proceeded it to the chancel, where it rested while the first part of the burial service was celebrated. Constructed of polished oak, it bore on its lid the simple inscription, Helen Faucit Martin, wife of Sir Theodore Martin, K.C.B. Died October 31st, 1898." "Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another." The hymns were Lead, kindly Light," and Nearer, my God, to Thee." The service was choral, and the choir was under the leadership of Herbert Hodge, the choirmaster. While the coffin was being borne out of the chnrch the Nunc Dimittis was sung. In the Brompton Cemetery the remaining part of the impressive burial service was conducted by the two clergymen already assembled. There was a large gathering of mourners in the neighbourhood ef the grave, which is a new one immediately adjoining the avenue near the north gate of the cemetery. On Sunday morning the Rev. F. E. Ridgeway, D.D., preached an impressive sermon at St. Peter's Church, Cranley Gardens, from the words 0 give thanks unto the Lord, for He is gracious, and His mercy endureth for ever." Psalm cxxxiv. 1. That is the message of our Thanksgiving Day. With what different tones it falls upon the ear. In some it wakens instantly a loud Amen, in some, whose memories are crowded with the mercies of the past, it finds at once an answering response but in some how different are the feelings that it stirs, with a touch of irony, almost with a mocking sound it comes, and heavy hearts and empty homes and shadowed lives all make it that we, some of us, shrink away from the summons that it brings, and yet, even for such it has some meaning, this Thanksgiving Day. Clear above our songs of thank- fulness, our services of praise will shine the vision of God's greatest earthly gifts-dear human lives- loved ones-with all their beauty of character and wealth of affection, true and tender and although from some of us He has taken some, still amongst our ringing praise there sounds their quiet deep thanksgiving that He gave those gifts at all. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." Only last Friday we said the burial service in this church over one long connected with us here,—one whom God had gifted far above her sisters in the great family of God-- one to whom it was given, and right nobly she used the opportunity to make the stage what it meant to be-what she showed it can be—one of the greatest powers in the land. In her hands it was a pulpit streaming forth such wondrous influence upon the lives and characters of men as the future would reveal. We laid to rest last Friday one marvellously gifted, wonderfully single-minded, with rare dignity and grace, with still more rare humility and reverence for her God and for her art, one whose name made muaic for many years in the hearts of those who loved true art—one who to the end, through months, ages, years, of suffering only bound closer to herself the hearts of those who loved and shed about her home, never to fads out of it, the brightness and the fragrance of a deep, tender, and thoughtful love. Hard for those who loved her, who filled this church last Friday, who poured forth their message of real sympathy, who were represented at her grave, out of almost every path of genius and of greatness, hard for them, you say, to be thankful, harder still for him who, after more than fifty years, found his life cut in twain, and yet, surely, not so hard I do not think he finds it hard. Clearly, unfalteringly, their voices blend with our thanksgiving song to-day, and this is what they say, For one who in her own calling was a light of the world in her generation, for a life so useful and so lovable, for an influence so immortal, for work that cannot, will not, die, for a memory ever fresh and ever fragrant, aye, for an un- seen presence among us, and still uplifting, helping, guiding, we bless Thy Holy Name We say 0 give thanks unto the Lord, for He is gracious and His mercy endureth for ever." PULPIT REFERENCE AT LLANTYSILIO. On Sunday appropriate hymns were sung at Llantysilio Church and the Dead March was played by the organist, Mr. J. Jenkins. The vicar also alluded to the event in his sermon on Sunday morning from the text Eccl. vii. 2, 3. He said, "Our thoughts to-day cannot but recur to the death of one who for many years was a constant worshipper in this church, and whos8 name together with her distinguished husband is inscribed upon that East window, and will doubtless be handed down for many generations yet to come. It is not my purpose to speak of her who is gone, at any length, for so much has been more ably said by others in the press throughout the length and breadth of the land. But I should not like to allow this opportunity to pass by without a word or two on the life of our departed neighbour and friend. Her life was a very eminent one she attained the highest position in her profession, and I think she did more, she raised that profession itself to a higher eminence than it had ever attained before. It was no ordinary achievement to do this but she not only won the admiration, but also the regard, of a whole nation and of the highest personage in the realm-her gracious Majesty the Queen. This was the testimony of the Queen as inscribed on the floral emblem upon her grave, A mark of sincere regard." No one could have obtained a more coveted honour than this. I think therefore that it is a matter of thankfulness that we have had such a life as this in our midst. It is a matter of thankfulness, also, that with all her talents and all her intercourse with the world, she did not forget that there was a higher and a better life beyond. During the last few years of her life, she was as you know a great sufferer, and was often deprived from joining us in public worship and in partaking of the Holy Sacramont. And this was a source of grief to her. I well remember about a year ago she had expressed a hope to be present with us at Holy Communion, and she was much disappointed that she was unable to attend. It was also one of her last wishes to have the Sacrament administered, and I am glad to say that she had her wish gratified two days before her death. We cannot help thinking to-day also of him who is left to mourn her less. I am sure our prayers will ascend on his behalf, that he may be comforted and sustained in this great—yea, greatest trial of his life. I ask you to join me in the words of that prayer of our Church-the prayer for the Church Militant, We most humbly beseech Thee of Thy goodness, 0 Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we bless Thy Holy Name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear beseeehing Thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of Thy heavenly kingdom Grant this, 0 Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate." The following stanzas appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette of Nov. 1st TO HELEN FAUCIT (LADY MARTIN). Now has she passed into the silent land. As yet, sweet echoes still are in our ears Of living breath, that moved our souls to tears, Our hearts to smiles. Where Art's bright temples stand- A glorious priestess !—she, with lifted hand Throwing those portals wide, as one who hears The voice of gods that lean from higher spheres. Shaped it to words that men can understand. Thou who wast many women, yet still true To all thine own bright womanhood, pass on Where others wait thee, who like thee have gone Beyond our praise, beyond our tears Come, strew Immortelles on this grave she doth not die Whose name like a bright star imprints the sky.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL. The Rev. Griffith Ellis (Bootle), the Rev. Evan Jenkins (Swansea), and Mr. T. Williams (Merthyr) have been elected to represent Wales on the Executive Committee of the Council of Evangelical Free Churches. The Congregationalists of Roewen, near Conway, have decided to rebuild their church, and more than half the amount required for the building fund has been collected by the Rev. J. P. Evans, minister of the church. The Llanrhaiadr and Wern Calvinistic Methodist Churches, in the Vale of Clwyd, have sent a unanimous invitation to the Rev. Richard R. Jones, minister ot the Johnstown Welsh Church, Ruabon, to undertake their pastoral charge. The Rev. G. Williams, pastor of Amlwch Baptist Church, Anglesey, has accepted a unanimous invitation to become the minister of the two churches forming Trewyddel pastorate, and will enter upon his duties there on the 20th of November, The Sunday School Committee of the Calvinistic Methodists has appointed the; Rev. Evan Jones, of Carnarvon (moderater of the General Assembly of the Connnection) to be general eonnexional editor to superintend and revise all publications issued through their Bookroom. The fifty-eighth annual report of the Welsh Wesleyan Methodists of the North Wales district containing a list of the collections and subscriptions towards the Foreign Missionsry Society of the Connection for the 1697-8 year has been issued. The total for the whole world is £ 1,711. 5s. 3Jd. The Rev. R. Gwylfa Roberts, of Portdinorwic, the crowned bard of this year's National Eisteddfod, has sent a communication to the secretary of the Taber- nacle Congregational Church, Llanelly, accepting the invitation sent him to become minister of the church. Mr Roberts will enter upon his duties there at the beginning of the new year. The efforts of the Welsh Congregationlist Forward Movement Fund, which is being raised for establishing new causes and assisting the weak churches of the denomination, are being crowned with success. It was been decided to raise -= £ 5,000 by July next, and £20,000 in five years. The treasurer of the movement, Mr, Thomas Williams, Merthyr Tydfyl, has promised £500; Mr. Richard Roberts, Pwllheli. £105; Mr. Henry Roberts, Portmadoc, i'105 Mr. Elias H. Davies, Pentre Ystrad, £105; the late Rev. Dr. Herber Evans, £100; Mr. Evan Thomas, Handsworth, Birmingham, £100; the Rev. R. Roberts, Rhos, £50; Mr. William Anthony, Pwllheli, £ 50; Mr. Robert Davies, Liverpool, £ 50. Among the churches included in the list that have promised £100 and upwards are Soar, Merthyr Tydfyl; Bethesda, Arvon Bethania, Dowlais Siloa, Aberdare and Bethesda, Merthyr, Tydfyl. J
JSirtbs, carriages, ant) Beatbs. BIRTHS. Nov. 3rd, the wife of Mr. Samuel Parry, 1, Gwalia- terrace, Oak-street, Llangollen, of a daughter. Nov. 6th, at Albi House, Gobowen, the wife of Mr. William Timaiswood, of a son. Nov. 5th, at Minffordd, Glyndyfrdwy, the wife of Mr. William A. Wyse, of a daughter. Oct. 30th, the wife of the Rev. E. Edwards, Cwmtir- mynach, near Bala, of a daughter. Nov. 2nd, at 21, Beacon's-hill, Denbigh, the wife of Mr. John Williams, stonecutter, of a son. MARRIAGES. Nov. 5th, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. Wm. Foulkes, and Mr. James Clarke, registrar. Mr. Thomas Williams, to Miss Maria E. Griffiths! both of Ceryg-llithrig, Garth, Llangollen. Nov. 7th, at Penybryn Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. H. Rees, and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. John Edwards, Fron Bache, Llangollen, to Miss Mary Jones, Tanyrallt, Cynwyd. Nov. 2nd, at Northgate Congregational Church, Chester, by the Revs. J. O. Williams (Pedrog), Liver- pool, J. C. Mitchell, and J. Morgan, Chester, the Rev. W. Parry Williams, Waenfawr, Carnarvon, to Emille Jane, third daughter of the Rev. Ezra Johnson. Chester. DEATHS. Nov. 10th, aged 68, Mr. Francis Lloyd, Birch-hill, Llangollen. [No cards. No flowers.] Nov. 5th, aged 66, Mr. John Williams ("Gladstone"), Brown's-land, Cefnmawr. Nov. 2nd, aged 11, Ellinor, daughter of Mr. Richard Evans, Tyn'yfron, Maengwynedd, Llanrhaiadr. Nov. 2nd, aged50, at CastellmochFach,Llanrhaiadr, Robert Ellis. Nov. 2nd, aged 24, at the Pant, Nellie Jones. Nov. 4th, aged 78, in London, Colonel Richard Thomas Lloyd, of Aston Hall, Oswestry. Nov. 7th, aged 75, Mr. E. J. Watkins, Bryncelyn, Llandudno, Oct. 27th, aged 82, at Pant Glas, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Richard Richards. Nov. 2nd, aged 23, at Liverpool, William Henry Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Tyceryg, Llanrhaiadr. Oct. 26th, aged 51, at Liverpool, Edward second son of the late Mr. Charles and Mrs. Mary Thomas, ef Hafodybwch, near Wrexham. Nov. 6th, aged 2 years and 4 months, Gwennie, the daughter of Mr. John Samuel and Mrs. Helena Wynne, Gwynfa, Brymbo.
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It is our pleasure in calling attention to Mr* Frank Lloyd's November horse sales in the North Wales Repository, Wrexham. to be held on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The catalogues promise to be most attractive, and include several studs of hunters and many show horses. Entries close next Monday's post, as per our advertising columns. --+-- A meeting of the Governing Body of the Bala County School was h<?ld on Thursday, when there Were present Sir H. B. Robertson (chairman), Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Price, the Rev. T. T. Phillips, the Rev. C. Edwards, Dr. Hughes, Dr. Jones, Messrs. C. Jones, J. O. Pugh, J. Parry, J. M. Jones, and L. Lloyd John.—The Clerk reported that three scholars from the Corwen district, to whom bursaries had been granted at the last meeting, had not come to school. It was decided to give the parents notice that the bursaries would be with- drawn. The resignation of Mr. 0. R. Owen, assistant master, was received and accepted. Thursday, December 22nd, was fixed as the Prize Day," when the annual distribution of prizes will take place. Plans of the proposed girls' school were received from the architect and referred to a committee for examination. At the Castle-street Young Men's Improve- ment Society, on Friday evening, two papers were read on the following subjects :—"The duties of Nonconformists in face of the ritualistic practices of the day," by Mr. R. S. Edwards and The best means of securing a National Welsh Union," by Mr. E. 0. Jones. The papers were instructive and interesting. A social gathering in connection with the English Wesleyan Church was held on Monday evening in the schoolroom, and was largely atten- ded. Various games were played by the younger members, and an interesting programme of vocal and instrumental music, readings,&c.,was admirably sustained by Mrs. Denney, Mrs. Lias Davies, Miss Littlejohns, Miss Z. Morris, Miss Jeannie Williams, Miss Lena Lloyd, Miss Ethel Clarke, and Miss Emily Jones. Refreshments were provided during the evening. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the Rev. J. Warren Millward, pastor of the church, and to all who had taken part in the interesting Proceedings, on the motion of Mr. R. Darlington, seconded by Mr G. Saint, and supported by the Rev. J. Sewell Haworth. The monthly meeting of the Corwen Parish Council was held on Friday evening. The Clerk said he had written to the railway company respecting an afternoon train from Corwen to Bala, but no reply had yet been received-A letter was received from the Llangollen Rural Parish Council, calling attention to the need of a re-valuation of the Union, and asking the support of the Council, which was granted.—The new scheme of Hugh Jones's Charity was received, and a representative trustee appointed by the council.—Attention was called to the ornamental lamp just put up in the Market-square at Corwen by the lighting inspectors ?f the town. Mr. Samuel Jones, one of the Inspectors, who undertook the erection of the lamp, WaR warmly congratulated upon his disinterested Work. The Anny and Navy Gazette of November 5th, ^erring to the death of Lieutenant Kynaston Williams, eldest son of Mr. John Williams, of wrernhefin, Bala, says :—" Lieut. K. Williams, Gloucestershire Regiment, died on the 29th ult. at Weymouth, where he had been invalided from the West Coast of Africa. He had been appointed to the West African Frontier Force early this year. ^e was buried on the 1st inst., with full military honours at Weymouth, several officers of the 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment from Jersey ^?d of the garrison attending. Lieutenant Williams, who was appointed to the 2nd Battalion stershire from the Highland Light Infantry you' September, 1893, was a very promising officer and a keen sportsman." <>- A meeting of the vestry was held at the ^erseer's Office, Assembly Rooms, Llangollen, on ref' «make a rate for the necessary Th Poor' School Board, and other expenses, ■jr eJie were present Messrs. J. Nanson (in the chair), jv Roberts, J. E. Griffiths, W. P. Williams, J. H. Vles, and S. Morton (assistant overseer). The ThD f 3 of last meeting were read and confirmed. flowing were the precepts for poor rate — g.' £ 438; 1897-8, corresponding half-year, yea i School Board, £ 423; corresponding half- jj, ,r' £ 291; overseer's expenses, £ 35 corresponding ,°: £ 35 £ 896 £ 798 Id. in the pound equal to t> • It was agreed on the motion of Mr. M. II. rat seconded by Mr. W. P. Williams, that a jj Is. 8d. in the pound be made to meet the fo ^ear s expenses. The overseer's exemption list jjur.emPty houses was examined and allowed. The maaaeES c*osed a v°te of thanks to the chair- -+-- 8er^-r, "^owen> Ruabon, accompanied the re yiUe> an<l afterwards gave an excellent organ Qo» ^P011 the beautiful new two-manual organ gjj ,erected at All Saints' Church, South Sea, on day evening, and was ably assisted by his Th •^•rs- Watkin Pritchard, who sang two solos, of j»re?^al pieces included some of the best works Parfa Smart, Semmens, Bache, and Handel, the °rmance being listened to with much interest. te On ^e(^neS(Jay evening a largely attended ^eth!?1106 meeting was held in the Calvinistie E. ? -lst Chapel, under the presidency of the Rev. a<idre0 Williams (Pontcyssylltau), when gollJ8 Were £ iven by the Rev. H. Rees (Llan- ia and the Rev. Clement Evans (Llangollen) oaljj PP°rt of the temperance movement and Tem attention to the branch of the Gospel ^irin^v!06 ^asociation which has been re-opened. *ia. 5 T evening a vocal solo was rendered by Were Morris and the usual votes of thanks YroripCcordcd. The inaugural meeting of the the p sPel Temperance Association took place in When ^aPtist Chapel, on Sunday evening, Aa adj, Septimus Edwards occupied the chair. i'Ham688 w-as delivered by the Rev. E. Isfryn Preceod S-,and the short programme which was Mrs. r« with Mr- Thomas Williams and party, ^eir ^r* E- K. Edwards and others rendered services. the Oou^Dn Evans, coroner, held an inquest at 011 the j ^a' Wrexham, on Monday evening, years nf Hilda Francis, three and a half ^'attcia nf!land dauShter of Mr. Councillor J. B. ^rnino- V at town- It appeared that on Sunday had bP«« ?Ut ?ight °'clock, the little child, who pkd been sleeping with her aunt, Miss Annie of' a ent down stairs, in her night dress, which ^re&d anH a1°ne'ette, to ask the servant for some servnnfutter' as s^e was in the habit of doing. The servant 'her some bread and butter, and lefb her «uf-gav.e her some bread and butter, and ^ertt to tli in a cba^r *n the kitchen, while she child 6 onfc door. In a minute or so, she heard Francis 8creaming, and ran back. Mr. Arthur ^So he'a3)? Tmcle' wbo was sleeping in the house, °hce. the screams, and came downstairs at kitchen tnet the the child running out of the' ton her n^htdress all ablaze. He got r?d so put-C°a<.ts and threw them around her, D**ies flames as 80011 af* possible. Dr. ^inutes nLSent fo1r'. and he 'arrived in a few ^ild that was done for ths little led in abonf u 6 dQQe bufe the P°or little thing a Terdiet of «*? and a half' The iUI7 returned l^d the iurv^Culdfnfcal Death." and the foreman the' famil^ express their deep sympathy On Monday evening last the first of a series of literary and musieal competitive meetings in con- nection with the Carmel Baptist Chapel, Vron- cyssylltau, was held there on Monday, and proved exceedingly successful. Mr. B. Bowen, D.C. (Cefn Mawr), presided over a large and appreciative assembly. The following were the results :—• Writing under 14 years of age of Psalm vi., 1, Emlyn Jones (Trevor) out of six entrants two youthful competitors. Frank Thomas and Leonard Thomas, recited hymn 850, and the prize was awarded to the former, but a special prize was given to the latter; soprano solo. "Pa Ie, 0 Athraw, Tirion," for girls under 18, Misses Sephona Davies and Alice Jones, equal. An excellent debate on Fire and water- which is the more destructive element?" was sus- tained by Messrs. Wm. Edwards and Humphrey Ellis (Cefn), and they were awarded the prize. Of the five competitors who sang the test-piece The mountain for me" in the baritone solo, Mr. John Jones proved successful, and Mr. J. A. Williams (Vroncyssylltau) was highly commended. Three parties sang the quartett "Benediction," but the party conducted by Mr. Thomas Williams (Brook- side, Vron) gained premier honours. Five versions of" Nelson's speech at Trafalgar were delivered, and Mr. John Evans (Vroncyssylltau) was adjudged best. Miss E. P. Martin (Vron) and Mr. J. Wright divided the prize for the essay on "Hones'y." Much interest was centered in the chief competition for party-singing, the test-piece being The best friend." The party of Carmel Baptist Sunday school scholars, conducted by Master Samuel Rowlands (Vron), was the. only party to appear, and the adjudicator, after complimenting the youthful conductor on his success, considered the choir well worthy of the prize. Mr. Ed. Roberts (Vron Post-office) filled the capacity of conductor of the proceedings in admirable manner, and Master Albert Evans (Brynawel) performed the secretarial duties, whilst the adjudicators, who creditably dis- missed the onerous duties involving on them were:- Music, Mr. W. Roberts (Treforfab), Garth essays and miscellaneous items, Rev. J. Lewis (Cefn Mawr) writing, Mr. W. Cooper (Garth). A very successful meeting terminated with the singing of the Welsh National Antham. Dr. Edwards, Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, held on Wednesday night a confirmation service in St. John's Parish Church, Rhosymedre, when 34 candidates from St. Paul's Mission Church (Acre- fair), and 22 from St. John's Church were confirmed by the bishop in very solemn manner. The service commenced with the singing of a hymn. There was a crowded and influential congregation, and the Revs. J. W. Jones, M.A. (vicar), D. M. Evans, B.A. (curate), and E. M. Roderick, M.A. (vicar of Ruabon) assisted at the ceremony. The Bishop delivered a very practical address subsequent to the laying on of hands, and gave three cardinal rules to be observed especially by those who had just been confirmed. Firstly, the holy gift received of God required food to develope it and not to allow it to lie dormant. Secondly, they should be constant readers of the Bible, which was God's messenger to His people, and lastly they must become regular communicants. Speaking on the subject of character he said there were highly educated people as well as talented musicians who were far from good. If certain prosperous and accomplished people were not good what then was it that made goodness? It was truly character which was produced by power of will. To illustrate loss of power of will, his lordship referred to the ca-e of a habitual drunkard, who might at some time in his life have been a confirmee, but had been misled by bad companions and yielded to temptations until he was literally swept off his legs." But the church prayed for strenght to hold on to what was right, and it was this strength of will that built up a fine character. In conclusion Dr. Edwards appealed to the candidates to endeavour to fully recognise their great responsi- bilities, and fight the great battle of life, which was the working of a true and noble character. After a prayer by the Bishop and the singing of the hymn" Our blest Redeemer." the service termin- ated. A collection was made to defray expenses. Mr. R. Darlington entertained a very large assemblage at the National schools, on Tuesday night, when, with the aid of a series of beautiful and, we may add, very expensive pictures, he delivered a lecture, illustrative of his visit to the Land of the Pharaohs. The most interesting and instructive feature of his address was that which had reference to the Pyramids, of which he gave a graphic account, and touched upon the historical aspect of these stupendous monuments, which are said to have been erected as burying places for the royal dead thousands of years before the Christian era. They are still in grand preservation, and baffle the resources of modern architects, who admit their construction to be a lost art. The redoubtable Sphinx stands near by with the face, somewhat battered, turned towards the sea. On the motion of the Rev. D. Lloyd, who presided, a hearty vote of thanks was acoorded the lecturer. The order of services and preachers for the various places of worship of Llangollen and nergh- bourhood for next Sunday are as follows :— The Established Church English services are held in the Parish Church as follows:—Holy communion every Sunday and Saint's Day at 8 a.m. Matins and holy communion (full choral on first) on the first and third Sundays in the month at 11 a.m.; matins and litany on the second and fourth Sundays in the month; matins only on the fifth Sunday. Sunday school at 2 30; children's service and catechising at 3 30 p.m., and also baptisms (if any). Evensong and sermon at 6 p.m. Daily prayers at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.-St. Jehu's ( Welsh) Church Sundays, matins and sermon at 10 30 a.m., except on the first Sunday in the month, when there is litany and holy communion. Evensong and sermon at 6 p.m. Weekday services on Thursdays at 7 p.m.-St. David's Chapel, Vron: Sunday, matins and sermon at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 2 p.m. and evensong and sermon at 6 p.m. Holy communionon the second Sunday in the month.-St. Mary's Chapel, Eglwyseg: Sunday School at 10 30 a.m., evensong and sermon at 2 30 p.m., and singing practice at 6 p.m. Holy communion on the last Sunday in the month.-Vicar, the Rev.Hy. Jones, B.A.; curate, the Rev. D. Lloyd, B.A. Llantysilio Church: English services every Sunday at 11 15 a.m.; also from July to September (inclusive) at 315 p.m. Holy Communion on lst SunUtiy III the mo nth Welsh service at 6 p.m. Holy Communion on 3rd Sunday in the month. Rev. J. S. Jones, B.A.. (Cantab.), vicar. St. Thomas's Church (Glyndyfi-dwy): Welsh service and sermon at 10 a.m. Sunday school at 2 p.m. Welsh service (sermon) at6 p.m. Holy Communion, 1st Sunday in the month. ltev. John Evans, vicar. Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. by the Rev. E. Jones, Adwy'r Clawdd. English Baptist Chapel (Abbey-road): sermons at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. Henry Rees, pastor. English Wesleyan Chapel (Market-street): sermons at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. J. S. Haworth, F.R.G.S. Welsh Baptist Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m., and 6 p.m. by the Rev. Joseph James, Dolywern. Welsh Wesleyan Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. J. Pierce, Llangollen. Congregational Chapel (Church-street): sermon at 10 a.m. and tI p.m. by the Rev. Rowland Hughes, Dolwyddelan. Mission Room (Brook-street): sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. J. E. Davies, Holywell. The death is anaounced, in his 89th year, of Mr. Edmund Hunt, at Laburnam House, Prestatyn. The deceased was one of the oldest inhabitants, and being a gentleman of considerable means he subscribed liberally to all charitable and religious institutions. He gave the present sites of the English Wesleyan Chapel and the British Schools. Politically he was an ardent Liberal, and was a vice-president of the Liberal Association. He refused time after time public and magisterial honours, but he exercised a strong influence in the life of the village. His funeral was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Revs. E. Rhys James (rector of Marchwiel) and Thomas Price (vicar of Prestatyn). "Holloway'sAlmanac andFamily Friend for 183D is a. very useful little book. It is not all 'Pills and Oint- ment' as might be supposed, but contains a good deal of useful information, and a series of articles on the pastimes of many nations. It may be obtained free on sending a. halfpenny stamp for postage to 78, New Oxford Street."