RHOSYMEDRE PRIMITIVE METHODIST CIRCUIT. The quarterly meeting of the Rhosymedre Primitive Methodist Circuit was held on Monday, in the P.M. Chapel, Ruabon, when representatives were present from the several chapels of the circuit at Rhosymedre, Vroncyssylltau, Black Park, Ruabon, Moors, Ifton Heath, Pontfaen, Crabtree Green, Cloy, Overton, Rhos, Copperas Mission, and Pontyblew. Rev. T. R. Maland, the principal minister of the circuit, presided over a good attendance. An important business meeting was held, when a financial statement was presented, showing that during the past quarter the whole of the district connexion had been in a flourishing state and after meeting all demands a satisfactory balance remained in hand of £10. Pleasurable surprise was expressed at the unexpected good state of the finances, and the report was unanimously adopted. Three months ago the circuit represent- atives had considered the advisability of obtaining an extra hired local preacher. Mr. Charles Jones had been procured, and his services had been highly appreciated. In the evening a very success- ful public meeting was held, when the chair was occupied by Mr. J. Morris, Overton, Addresses were delivered by the Rev. T. R. Maland (late of Macclesfield), Mr. Charles Jones, Mr. Robert Lloyd, Rhosymedre, and others.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL. The Bishop of St. Asaph has conferred the rectory of Trefynant on the Rev. Thomas Williams, vicar of Llandrillo-yn.Edyrnion. Special services were held on Sunday in many Calvinistic Methodist churches in Carnarvonshire in memory of the late Rev. Thomas Roberts, of Bethesda. The Church rTimes states that the Bishop of Pretoria and Mrs. Bousfield have been compelled to leave Pretoria, and are now at Durban, on their way to Capetown. The Rev. S. G. Matthews, formerly pastor of Salem Congregational Church, Bradford, has been appointed secretary to the trustees of the Countess of Hunting- don's Connexion. The accounts of the Church Congress held this year in London show a balance in hand iil,100. lis. 10d., which, together with £272. 17s. 7d. raised by collect- ions, is to be applied to diocesan purposes. The Bishop of Bangor has offered the living of Llanberis, Carnarvonshire, to the Rev. E. B. Thomas, rector of Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire, who has accepted it. The Llandudno Free Church Council has elected the following officers for next year :-President, the Rev. C. Astley vice-president, Mr. W. O. Williams; treasurer, Mr. W. Evans; secretary Mr. J. Evans- Thomas. It was announced at Park Congregational Church, Llanelley, on Sunday, that the Rev. Iona M. Williams, of Edith Grove Church, Chelsea, had accepted the pastorate, and would commence duties the first week in the new year. The bazaar and Nansen Fair in connection with the Penybryn Congregational Church, Salisbury Park, Wrexham, concluded on Friday. The proceeds on Wednesday amounted to £106. 18s., and on Thursday to JE68 10s. 3d. The Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church worship- ping at Siloh Chapel, Llandudno, have decided to take down the present structure, which is compara- tively new, and build a larger one at a cost of £ 6,000. The Rev. H. Barrow Williams is the pastor. The Rev. J. G. Goold was indicted on Friday even- ing to the pastorate of the Presbytery Church at Egremont, Liverpool. The Rev. C. C. Goodlet, the local moderator, presided, and the charge was delivered by the Rev. W. Watson, of Claughton. The bazaar which was opened at the Witton (North- wich) Wesleyan Chapel by Lady Brunner has realised £238. This sum is to be devoted to the reduction of the building debt, the Connexional Committee having undertaken that on raising the sum they would lend an additional £300 free of interest. The Rev. John Holland Ritson has accepted the post in Ithe secretarial department of the British and Foreign Bible Society left vacant by the transfer of the Rev. J. Gordon Watt to succeed the late Dr. William Wright as editorial superintendent, Mr. Ritson entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1890, and served for some time as assistant tutor at Didsbury Wesleyan College. He is the first Methodist to hold a secretaryship of the Bible Society.
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FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. The Druids Football Club will be seriously affected at the loss temporarily of the services of their well-known custodian, Sam Jones, owing to the embodiment of the Wrexham Militia, with which Jones is connected. Jones had proved an admirable acquisition to the "Ancients," having figured in several international contests, and gained universal commendation by the Press in general for his remarkable coolness. FRIENDLY MATCHES. Corwen v. Rhosymedre St. Johns.—These teams met in a friendly encounter on the ground of the former, on Saturday, The homesters won the toss and decided to play with a very slight breeze in their favour. They had the best of matters for a considerable time after the start and gave the visitors' custodian some hard shots which he saved magnificently, but was at last beaten and Corwen secured their first goal. The visitors then seemed to put more energy into the game and managed after one or two good saves by the homesters' custodian to place the ball between the posts, and thus equalising. After this some midfield play followed until the whistle blew for haft-time, with the score at one goal each. Ia the last half the visitors had the best of the game but failed to score, owing to the splendid play of Williams and Jones at back. The homesters, through a bit of fine play by some of the forwards, managed to add two more goals to their credit, and when the whistle went the result stood-Corwen, three goals St. John's, one. The Corwen team are doing exceedingly well this year. Chapman, their goalkeeper, improves in every match, and will do some good work during the season. The backs are unequalled, and the placing of Rees on the centre-half is a great improvement, as he plays a capital game. Hollis also played a good game on Saturday. W. Jones was not up to his usual form. The forward line also do some good bit of play, for T. LI. Jones and D. R. Edwards plays a very good game, so does Williams, Owen and Roberts. The Reserves of the Saints however fared much better on their own hearth on the same after- noon, when the Corwen reserves were their opponents. The Young Saints had considerably the better of the game and romped home easily by ten goals to one. Corwen (lvednesdays) v. Druids Half Holiday. -These teams met on Wynnstay Park, Ruabon, Wednesday, last week, in rather dull weather. The home captain won the toss and decided to kiek up. From the kick-off Corwen forwards made a good attempt to get to the home goal, but they were repulsed by the home defence. The game became very exciting. Fine play was witnessed on both sides. T. LI. Jones ran the ball to the home quarters, but was repulsed, the ball ultimately going behind. From the goal kick the home right got possession of the ball and were running it up when D. C. Jones checked them in splendid fashion. The visiting forwards on the right made a grand show, Dr. Edwards, after a neat pass by Owen, dribbled the bail past the half-backs and backs, and from a beautiful centre Owen headed the ball just a few inches over the bar. From the goal kick the home forwards got possession and ran it up, their centre forward shot it into goal, which the visiting custodian had not the least chance of stopping. From the centre kick the Corwen forwards worked beautifully, T. Ll. Jones having possession, ran the leather down and succeeded in centering, the forwards having hard lines in not scoring after some head work. The ball was sent outside, thus relieving the pressure. From the goal kick the home left got posession and attempted to make a run up, but they found W. Jones too mnch for them. Dr. Edwards again played it down and centred, J. R. Williams putting the ball into goal, but the referee disallowed the point. Play from this to the interval was mostly confined to the home quarters, the two visiting outside wingers centreing beautifully, the forwards having very hard lines in not scoring on many oceasions. Interval arrived with the score standing :-Druids Half Holiday, one goal; Corwen, nil. The second half was very well contested, both sides playing in m dashing form. The home centre had one or two chances to score, but his shots were either going outside or high over the bar. Dr. Edwards ran the ball up and centred, Bellis shot, just missing by half an inch, the ball going against the post. The full backs cleared and the ball travelled down the field, but was soon back again. T. LI. Jones made some very good runs. Rees shot what to all appearance seemed a certain goal, but the custodian was in time to save it. The ball was confined to midfield for a short time. T. LI. Jones got it, made a dashing run up to be repulsed, by the back, who, however, displayed some selfishness, but was very neatly robbed by Bellis, amidst cheers. The ball was sent to the visiting right wiag, Dr. Edwards running it up, but he kept it too long and was robbed. He again got possession and ran with it up the field and succeeded in centreing from a difficult position. The ball travelled across the goal mouth and Bellis met and put it in goal amidst enthusiastic cheers, and thus equalising. Corwen kept up the pressure frpm then to the finish. The whistle blew for the finish a short time earlier owing to the darkness. Final Corwen, one goal; Druids Half Holiday, one. Both custodians are worthy of good praise for the excellent work which they did for their respective sides. Wallis, the visiting right half-back,attacked splendidly and fed his forwards well. The following represented Corwen team :—Goal, E. Westley; backs, W. Jones and D. C. Jones: half-backs, Wallis, L. Rees and J. Edwards; forwards, Dr. D. R. Edwards, Owen, J. R. Williams, Bellis and T. LI. Jones. SOAMES' CHARITY CUP (SECOND ROUND). Llangollen United v. Broughton United f Wrex- harn).-These teams met on the Tower Field, on Saturday, before a good attendance. Llangollen won the toss (Morris has not once lost the toss since the commencement of the season), and sustained a strong attack for some time, occasional visits to the home goal proved fruitless, owing to the sound defence of C. Jones and Hughes, although on one occasion Thomas, for the visitors, was within an ace of scoring when "off-side" pulled him up. Llangollen took up the attack, but the shooting was bad, though Tom Thomas once struck the bar with a really grand shot. The game was stopped for a time owing to C. Jones being hurt. The visitors hereabouts were playing a very rough game, Morris also having been kicked and limping badly. Charlie pluckily resumed, amidst cheers, though perceptibly suffering. Just before the, interval, Lloyd opened the scoring, after a clever display by the whole of the forwards, Llangollen thus leading at half-time by one goal to nil. Broughton, in the second half, strove hard to win and just after re-starting, Westley, who did very well in goal all through the match, thrice cleared with the visiting forwards all round him. Llan- gollen undoubtedly held the upper hand, but Samuels and Jones, the Broughtou backs, tackled and kicked splendidly. The former, who played for Wrexham three seasons ago, seems to be playing as good a game as ever. Exciting play continued until the call of "time," Llangollen being left winners of a hard-fought game. Seore Llangollen United, one goal; Broughton, nil. PEXBIGrSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. WUsniere Rangers v. St. Martins.—Played at St. M^uns, on Saturday. Half-time:—Ellesmere, 3 goals St. Martins, 0. The Rangers played ten men the last half, but held the upper hand, although handicapped. The game Was stopped fourteen minutes from the olose, owing to darkness, the Rangers then leading by three goals to nil. Druids Reserve v. Wrexham Reserve.- The meet- ing of these two teams on Wynnstay Park on Saturday afternoon last attracted a good attendance. The game was well-contested throughout, although at the interval the "Young Ancients" held the upper band and led by 2 goals to one. Resuming, Wrexham broke away quickly and equalised in an easy manner. They were again successful, Edwards submitting a third time. Owing to the late arrival of the visitors the latter part of the game was fought out in the twilight. During this period the homesters gained what was considered a legitimate goal, but it was disallowed by Mr. J. Cutland (St. Martins) the referee, who, ten minutes before full time abandoned the game with Wrexham, leading by three goals to two. COMBINATION. Wrexham v. Llandudno Swifts.—This return fixture was decided on Wrexham Racecourse, on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a fair number of spectators. The home team tried two new forwards in Jones, who last year played in the Combination matches for Liverpool, and Rowlands, of Newton Rangers, Chester. The result was— Wrexham, four goals Llandudno Swifts, two. Chirk v. Rhyl.—Much interest centered in the meeting of these teams at the sea-side resort. Chirk came within two or three narrow chances of scoring, but the home defence proved impregnable. Certainly Chirk were awarded a free kick close in, but the ball was put behind. Tracey Morgan, the Chirk custodian, was tested twice, and in his characteristic style made easy clearances. A hard fought game resulted in a pointless draw, neither team locating the net. Druids v. Newtown.—The Cefn men visited Newtown on Saturday. Some of the homesters were late in arriving, and they had to start with only nine men. Both goals were quickly threatened, but both Reese and Sam Jones kept their charges intact. Tommy Davies nullified a good opportunity by placing behind from a corner kick. Parry scored for Newtown, and the interval arrived with New- town leading by one to nil. In the second half the Druids were extremely unfortunate and lacked in shooting tactics. The news that the Druids had dropped two points by a defeat of four goals to one occasioned much surprise on Saturday night at Cefn Mawr, as on the previous Saturday Chirk beat Newtown by flve goals to nil.
THE WAR. Information was received at Capetown, on Monday, that Commandant Cronje, 100 waggons and a large body of Boers have left the laager, and that the siege of Mafeking was practically raised, although the enemy indulged in desultory shell and rifle fire. The engagement at Modder River is described as a desperate fight, lasting sixteen hours. The Boers occupied a strong position, extending eight miles, with their trenches built in front of trees. The gun practice seems to have been equally divided between the artillery and the rifles, and the Boers several times poured in a fearful fire" into the British. A Transvaal commandant who is one of the prisoners at Modder River has informed a correspondent that when he joined the commando he found a large number of burghers with no idea of the significance of the Red Cross. He also says that the Boers ealculated on holding Belmont for six months. A corres- pondent at Capetown says some trouble has arisen over a charge that the Boers had armed ambulances at Gras Pan. A Durban message says interesting information has been obtained as to the Boer campaign by the capture of official papers on dead and wounded burghers. There appears to have been no doubt as to the success of the scheme to overrun Natal. President Kruger and his Executive confidently expected that the flag of the United Republics" would wave over Durban on November 29th. A telegram from Modder River sent off on Friday afternoon states that Lord Methuen will not resume his forward march until he is quite ready. The correspondent says there is no apparent or urgent need for hurry, for the defeat of the Boers was crushing and their retreat precipitate. Surprise is expressed at the Boers abandoning positions which "if held by British troops would have withstood a prolonged siege." The correspondent also describes a visit to the scene of the fighting, and gives some thrilling details. The news from Natal reveals no change in the situation. One message speaks of Joubert being still alive. Much activity on the part of Gatacre is reported, but no inkling of his plans. The attitude of the Zulus is stated to be favourable to the British. A member of the Natal Legislature has been arrested on a charge of treason. The War Office on Wednesday issued a telegram from Sir Redvers Buller, dated Pietermaritzburg, Tuesday, in reference to the losses of the Boers during the present war in South Africa. The British General says it is difficult to make a state- ment on the subject. At Belmont 81 men killed were accounted for, and yet the Boers gave 15 as the number. There is also every reason to believe that in the fight at Ladysmith on the 9th ult. their loss was over 800 killed and wounded. Information from a trustworthy Boer source shows that in General Hilyard's fight near Willow Grange on the 23rd November they lost 30 killed 100 wounded. It is impossible to say how far these numbers are correct, but it is evident the Boers do not admit one-tenth of the looses they have suffered. Inter- cepted despatches to General Joubert from some of his commandants show that even their official despatches contained designedly inaccurate informa- tion in this respect. Another official despatch states that in the sortie at Kimberley on the 28th ult., when a Boer laager was captured, our forces lost 22 killed and 31 wounded, the Kimberley Light Horse alone having 13 killed and six wounded. The first batch of invalids from the seat of war, about 130 in number, arrived in London. They were accompanied also by the wives and families of men sent from India to South Africa. Some of the women learnt on landing that while they had been at sea their husbands had been killed or wounded. The Lord Mayor of London's War Relief Fund amounted on Wednesday night to jS 379,000. Captain O. C. Wolley-Dod sailed in the Norman from Southampton for South Africa on Saturday, with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. The sentence of death passed at the Durham Assizes on Francis Smith a young sailor, for murder,has been commuted to penal servitude for life. Mr. William Corbet Yale of Plas-yn-Yale has adopted the additional surname of Jones-Parry on succeeding to the Madryn estate under the will of his cousin, the late Sir, T. L. D. Jones-Parry, Bart. Damage estimated at £25,000 was caused by fire at the Stratford-on-Avon brewery of Messrs. Flower and Sons on Saturday, and a young man who was assisting to extinguish the flames was killed by a floor giving way. At the Conway Police Court on Monday a Jewish commercial traveller named Hurietz, of Manchester, was fined £5 14s., includiilg costs, for travelling without a ticket from Llandudno Junction to Degaswy, the third-class fare for which distance is 2d. In the death of Sir Henry Tate the cause of Welsh education loses one of its most generous friends. Towards the erection of county schools in Wales he had contributed more probably than any other single man, and his method of giving was always designed to stimulate rather than relieve local exertions. The Bangor justices on Monday remanded in custody a young married man named David Roberts, of Penrhosgarnedd, on a charge of attempting to murder his brother-in-law, Robert Jones. The evidence showed that on Saturday night, when Jones entered Roberts's house, Roberts flred at him twice with a revolver, the second shot wounding him in his leg.
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CORRESPONDENCE. [WB do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—Eb.1 To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Dear Sir,-A meeting of persons interested in education will be held at the Board Schools, on Thursday next, at 6 30 p.m., to which managers of Schools and all persons feeling an interest in education are cordially invited. The meeting is to be held for the purpose of presenting prizes to the pupil teachers of the district who have gained the highest number of marks at their quarterly examinations. Mr. Legard, Chief Inspector for Wales, and Mr. Roberts, Head Inspector for the Denbigh district, will attend and present the prizes. The Committee superintending the examinations will therefore be glad to see as many as possible of the friends of education present, so as to give Mr. Legard a hearty welcome on his first visit to the district.-I beg to remain, Yours truly, H. LEWIS, HON SEC. Board Schools, Llangollen, 4th Dec., 1899. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S CHEER FOR THE NAVAL BRIGADE AT THE FRONT. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-The gallantry of our sailors, as well as our soldiers, is in the mind of the whole country Jack, with his Naval guns, came to the rescue at LadY. smith and turned the tide the battle of Gras pan, or Enslin, which has just been fought on the road to Kimberly, has been called the Sailors' Battle," so heavily did the brave Bluejackets and Marine8 of the Naval Brigade, both officers and men, suffer; but, as might be expected from Jack's dauntless gallantry, the battle was a victory. I am honoured by the navy with the title of Mother," and I am anxious to cheer the hearts of the. brave boys at Christmas and the New Year. There are between 600 and 1,000 men at the front, and I want to send each a Christmas pudding, a ration of tobaeco, and a pipe, and possibly socks, to replace those worn out in climbing kopjes. I have consulted the Blue- jackets at the home ports as to these gifts, and they suggested, and voted vigorously, for 'baccy and socks.' I shall be sending out immediately, and I shall be very glad to receive help from all friends of the navy, who may be disposed to aid me. All gifts, marked Christmas and New Year's cheer for Jack at the front," will be duly acknowledged. All cheques and postal orders to have & Co." written across them. Will my kind helpers address tome, "Miss Weston, Royal Sailors' Rest, Ports- mouth," and send at once, as Christmas and New Year are at hand. Jack's rations when fighting are often short, and his privations great, and it cheers his heart to know that his friends in England never forget him.-Yours very truly, ÅGXES E. WESTON. Royal Sailors' Rest, Portsmouth. PENYBONT AND WAR RELIEF. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Dear sir,-A considerable amount of bad feeling has been created by the report in your last issue re the above. The part to which most especially I wish to refer is the one referring to the fierce opposition of the clay-hole employees." I wish to explain that the opposition was not to the idea of contributing, but by putting their subscription and the subscription of the whole works at a fixed sum, they would be paying more than they should pro rata with the skilled workmen andofficiais, which would be decidedly unfair. The suggestion of Mr. Valentine that a percentage of wages should be given was vastly fairer, but would entail a great amount of labour. I may say here in passing that the clay-hole men, at most, formed but a third of the majority. I was sure at the time that the clay-hole employees would contribute freely, and as a result of last Saturday's collection, I am still more firmly convinced. Further, they have, to my recollec- tion, always been ready and willing to contribute their mites. If the several (?) to whom your correepondeut refers will contribute pro rata with the clay-hole employees, the East Denbighshire fund will benefit by a substantial amount from Penybont. Thanking you in anticipation for publishing this vindication,—I am, yours faithfully, PENYBONT."
JSirtbs, carriages, and deaths. BIRTHS. Dec. 6th, the wife of Mr. T. M. Rowlands, baker and confectioner, Castle-street, Llangollen, of a daughter. Nov. 6th, the wife of Mr. William Williams, painter, Willow-street, Llangollen, of a son. Nov. 28th, the wife of Mr. Edward Williamson, Crieglelo, Derwen, near Corwen, of a daughter. Dec. 2nd, the wife of Mr. Thomas Williams, 40, Pool-street, Carnarvon, of a son MARRIAGES. Nov. 22nd, at the Parish Church, Wrexham, Mr. Richard Parry, eldest son of Mr. Edward Parry, of Abbey Grange and Trevor Villa, Llangollen, to Miss Elizabeth Evans, of Pentre Broughton, Wrexham. Dec. 2nd, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. Isaac Davies and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Robert Morris, Penyfedw, Nantyr, to Miss Jane Charles, Rhiwlas. Dec. 5th, at Glan'rafon Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. Lewis Davies, and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Thomas Ellis Hughes, Tyddyn Eli, Ll&ngwm, to Miss Margt. Elizabeth Roberts, Post Office, Llangwm. Dec. 7th, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. John Morgan Jones, Cerygydruidion, and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Robert Jones, Ty'nddol, Bettws G.G., to Miss Ellen Hughes, Tai-draw, Cerygydruidion. Dec. 5th, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Revs. Wm. Foulkes and R. Williams (Hwfa Mon), in the presence of Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Phillip Evans, of Blaenau Festiniog, to Miss Jane- Elizabeth Roberts, West-street, Llangollen. I garu i lan y gweryd-y rhoed Y ddau'n rhwym drwy'u bywyd Boed gwir barch, boed goreu byd I'n Hifans a'n Jane hefyd. HWFA MON. Dec. 6th, at Glan'rafon Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. R. Williams (Hwfa Mon) and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Allen Lettsome, of the firm of Messrs. Lettsome and Sons, photographers to the Queen, Victoria-place, Llangollen, to Miss Elizabeth (Bessie) Evans, Board School assistant mistress,eldest daughter of Mrs. Dean, West-street, Llangollen. Dau dduwiol, a dau ddiwyd,—yw y ddau I gyd-ddwyn baich bywyd Ar hyd eu hoes, rhad o hyd I Alen a'i anwylyd. HWFAMôN. DEATHS. Dec. 6th, at Avondale, Llangollen, Thomas Tinley Barton, in his eighty-seventh year. [Friends please accept this intimation.] Dec. 5th, aged 82, Mr. John Jones, Church-street, late of Llwynpalis, Llangollen. Nov. 30th, aged 10 months, Robert, infant son of Mr. Robert Pugh, Penybryn, Llanarmon D.C. Nov. 24th, aged 69, Jane, widow of Mr. Walter Edwards, Brynffynnon, Cynwyd. Nov. 30th, aged 64, Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Jones, Moel-parc, Bodffari. Dec. 4th, aged 39, Catherine, beloved wife of Mr John Breeze, Pentre, late of Well-street, Cefn Mawr
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There was a disastrous fire at Penyllan Farm' Marchwiel, on Sunday. Mrs. Hampson, wife of the occupier of the farm, heard a noise, and thinking that a trap was being driven ahrough the yard looked through the window, when, to her dismay, she discovered that the farm buildings were enveloped in flames. The alarm was at once given, and every help rendered by the villagers prior to the arrival of the Wrexham Fire Brigade, which worked splendidly. The buildings were midway between the house and a large number of stacks. Fortunately the fire brigade succeeded in confining the fire to the buildings, which were gutted. The damage is estimated at about £500. There was an extremely appreciative audience in the St. Paul's Mission Church, Acrefair, on Tuesday night, when the first of a series of three attractive entertainments was given by Mr. J. H. Jones, the untiring lay-reader. The lecturer, who took for his subject A tour through Somersetshire and North Devon recounted his impressions and experiences in graphic manner of his holidays spent last summer in the West of England. 120 entrancing views, obtained almost exclusively by the lecturer, were exhibited and were greatly admired, especially the slides illustrating Bath Abbey and Wells Cathedral. The beautiful scenery and Sir George Newnes' residence and mountain railway in Lynton district were fully described. A local joke of the lecturer is perhaps worthy of repetition. He had been delivering a lecture home months ago at Rhosymedre on Literature" and found occasion to illustrate and describe "Westward Ho," a name associated with Canon Charles Kingsley, the novelist. A person (a general servant) who had heard the lecture on Literature," reported to her mistress that she "had seen the man who made master's tobacco." The slides illustrating the interior of several caves were of an especial character, and altogether Mr. J. H. Jones is to be congratulated on his success in the role of lecturer. Mr. J. Coker Jones efficiently manipulated the lantern, and both lecturer and lanternist were worthy of considerable thanks. The proceeds were in aid of the choir treat fund, caretaker's fund and Band of Hope pianoforte fund. At a meeting convened by the Hon. C. H. Wynn, chairman of the justices for the Petty Sessional Division of Edeyrnion, last week, and held in the Assembly Rooms, the attendance included the Hon. R. H. Eden, Colonel Parr Lynes. Messrs. L. Lloyd John. R. S. Wayne, D. R. Jones, H. E. Walker, J. 0. Pugh, R. R. Roberts, the Rev. T. LI. L. Williams, T. L1. Williams, Ivan T. Davies, L. E. Davies, E. E. Williams, J. Evans, and John Morris, the Hon. Mrs. Wynn, the Misses Wynn, the Hon. Mrs. Eden, Mrs. Williams, The Rectory, Mrs. D. R. Jones, Mrs. J. 0. Pugh, and others. Mr. L. Lloyd John acted as secretary pro tem.-The chairman having explained the object of the meeting, which was to consider the advisability of opening a fund for the relief of the wives and families of soldiers and sailors now engaged in the war, a resolution was adopted in favour of opening such a fund, and it was resolved that the fuad be administered by an executive committee consisting of the following representatives of the various parishes :Corwen, the Hon. Mrs. Wynn, Miss H. Evans, Mrs. J. 0. Pugh, Mrs. R. R. Roberts, Dr. Jones, and the Rev. J. Evans Llandrillo, the Rev. Ivan T. Davies and the Hon. Mrs. Eden Llansantffraid G.D., Mrs. Rees Jones and Mr. E. P. Jones Gwyddelwern, Mrs. J., F. Lloyd and Mr. T. Hughes Llangar, Mrs. Wayne and Mr. R. Roberts Bettws G.G., Mrs. Edwards. The Rectory, and Mr. J. Thomas, Hand Inn. The following were elected additional members of the committee The Revs. T. L1. L. Williams, H. C. Williams, L. E. Davies, and J. Pritchard. Mr. J. 0. Pugh was appointed treasurer, and Mr. L. Lloyd John secretary. The Local Government Board's sanction has been received to the rearrangement of Cefn and Penycae parish boundaries, which was the subject of an inquiry recently at Ruabon Court-house. Hitherto much inconveniense had been caused during election periods owing to blocks of dwelling- houses situate at Penycae on one side of the road being considered in Cefn parish, thus causing certain electors to journey several miles to Cefn to register their votes. The Local Government Board has now sautioned the voting of those electors in Penycae district. The order of services and preachers for the yarious places of worship of Llangollen and neigh- bourhood for next Sunday are as follows :— The Established Church English services are held in the Parish Church a,s 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. John's (Welsh) Church: Sunday-, 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 andaermon at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 2 p.m. and evensong and sermon at 6 p.m. Holy communion on the second Sunday in- the month.-St. Mary's Chapel, Eql-wyseg: Sunday School at 10 30 a.m., even^onx and sermon (English) at 2 30p.m., except the last Sunday in the month, when it is in Welsh evensong and sermon (Welsh) at 6 p.m.; holy communion: English on the 2nd Sunday, and Welsh on the last Sunday in the mouth. Vicar, Archdeacon Wynn Jones; curates, Revs. John Edwards, D. E. Rowlands and J. H. Hope B.A. (Vron). lilantysilio Church: English services»every Sunday at 11 15 a.m.; also from July to September (inclusive) at 3 15 p.m. Holy Communion on 1st Sunday in the month WelshaervicoatSp.m. Holy Communion on 3rd S unci jy in the month. Rev. J. S. Jones, B.A. (Cantab.), vie t-. St.Thomas's Church (Glyndyfrdwy) Welsh service and sermon at 10 a.m. Sunday school at 2 p.m. Welsh service (sermon) at 6 p.m. Holy Communion, lsi Sau.iiy in the month. Rev. John Evans, vicar. Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel: sermoas at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. W. Foulkes, pastor, and Mr. Evan Powell, Rhosesmore. English Baptist Chapel (Abbey-road): sermons at 11a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. H. ttees, pastor. English Wesleyan Chapel (Market-street): sermons at 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. by the Rev. J. S. Haworth, Llangollen. Welsh Baptist Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. D. Jones, Pandy'rcapel. Welsh Wesleyan Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. Edward Humphreys, president of the Welsh Assembly. Welsh Congregational Chapel (Church-street): sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mission Room (Brook-street): sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. T. E. Williams, B.D., pastor. Zion Congregational Chapel (Yroncyssylltau): at 10 a.m. sermon by the Rov. Huw Parri, pastor, and at 6 p.m. prayer meeting, The funeral of Miss Sarah Jones, aged 62, of Rock-place, Cefn Mawr, which took place yesterday week, was very largely attended. A short serviee was conducted at deceased's house, after which the mournful cortege proceeded to Trefynant Cemetery, where the interment took place, the Rev. J. Lewis (Sion Chapel) officiating. Miss Jones, who was well known and respected at Cefn Mawr, died under very painful circumstances on the previous Tuesday. She had been employed by Mr. B. Butterton, a member of Cefn Parish Council, residing in Well-street, for a period extend- ing over ten years, and during that time she had never once been absent from duty. Rising as usual at 4 45 in the morning, she went down to the kitchen. Shortly afterwards her nephew, David Jones, who was in bed, hearing unusual sounds, proceeded downstairs, and there discovered his aunt in an almost helpless state. On his appear- ance she exclaimed "Oh, Die, I am bad, and I seem as though I am smothering." He awakened some of the neighbours, but on his return she expired almost immediately, before medical aid could be summoned. Dr. Geo. Macdonald (Cefn Mawr), who had been attending deeeased, stated that death had been accelerated by heart disease. The sudden- ness of the death caused much consternation when it became fully known. A pretty and interesting wedding was solem- nised at the Glan'rafon Independent Chapel, Llan- gollen, on Wednesday, between Mr. Allen Lettsome, third son of Mr. E. Lettsome, photographer to the Queen. Victoria-place, Llangollen, and Miss Eliza- beth (Bessie) Evans, assistant mistress at the Board Schools, daughter of the late Mr. Watkin Evans, and step-daughter of Mr. J. Dean, West-street. The chapel was full of friends, who wished all happiness to the newly-wedded couple. The Rev. R. Williams (Hwfa Mon) was the officiating minister. Break- fast was partaken of at Victoria-place, and in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Lettsome left amidst the reports of fog signals for Birmingham, for the honeymoon. There were many useful presents, of which a list will be given next week. i Complaints by many passengers along the branch are being made as to the vexatious stay which they are forced to make at Ruabon Junction if they travel by the mid-day train, which leaves Llangollen at 12 21, and reaches Ruabon at 12 39, if they wish to proceed along the main line. It is true the Zulu leaves at 12 56, but that is a fast train, and does not stop until it reaches Shrewsbury. If passengers intend proceeding Oswestry way they eannot do so until 1 20 and in the other direction. Wrexham way, the train does not leave until 1 28. A petition is now being made to the Company for a more convenient service, and no doubt it will be generally signed. --+- Our advertising columns announce several very interesting events which will take place at Llaogollen County Schools on Wednesday next. At 2. 30 Mrs. Wynne Jones will open a sale of work and distribute annual prizes at 5. 30 to the successful students. In the evening there will be a concert and solo singing competition. The attractions also include a christmts tree. Tea and refreshments will also be provided. The charges are very moderate. The collection of Messrs. J. C. Edwards Penybont Terra Cotta Works on Saturday together with subsequent subscriptions in aid of th e Denbighshire Relief Fund has amounted to £ 4. 4s. Id. The proprietors of the works, who favour fortnightly or weekly subscriptions, simil to other large works, have expressed their willingness in a very generous manner to contribute a corres- ponding amount to that given by their employees in to to. The rent audit of the Trevor Hall estate took place at the Hand Hotel, Llangollen, on Wednesday. Mr. Jones, of Llwynonn, and Mr. Owen Parry, of Rhosycoed (as local agent), acted as representatives of W. G. Hughes, Esq., the landlord. After full justice had been done to the excellent spread laid out by Miss Edwards, the well known landlady, the usual toasts were given, and appropriately respondod to by the tenants present.