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-====== HE LATE QUEEN. MEMORIAL SERVICES. CAJRNARVOiN, Saturday was a memorable day at Car- narvon. Jtic-h and poor, squire and pea- sant, ;i!' inired, irrespective of creed or party, tc render a tribute to the memory of the gret c ;t. and nooiest Queen that ever sat on tii. Throne of Britain. All business was susjw; ded, and shops, offices, and dwelling uses alike had shutters or blinds drawn. )mbre black was almost univer- sally w-o, in the streets; many of the .&bops in "he principal thoroughfares were draped v b biack and purple; and from every st; flags wore hung at half-mast. The bell the Guild Hall was tolled, and this into > fied. the note of sadness that was donin ant. At two o'clock the pre- scribed v. ate service was held in Christ Church, ing attended by the Mayor and Corpora i and representatives of numer- ous etht public- bodies. The procession was one the most striking ever seen in the town It was headed by the Artillery and Rid "dumecr Bands, followed by the Fire Br de, Corporation officials, aider- men anc ounciLi^rs, deputy lieutenants, mace be.' vrs, the- Mayor, Lord-lieutenant, the ex-V? "or, ministers of religion, county and here ^h magistrates and their clerks, naval 11. 1 coastguard representatives, memberH of the County Council and otti- oials, th Harbour Trustees and officials, School Board and officials, representati-ves of schools, burgesses, Foresters' and Odd- fellows' lodges, Typographical Society, J'ost Of: e oiEcials, L. & N.W. Railway officials, • orporation workmen, and Inter- mediate ^chool children. Colonel 0. H. Bees had harge of the military part of the proeessio and Superintendent Rowland of the polic- arrangements, the other details being in e hands of Mr D. H. Jones (Bor- ough Accountant). En route the bands played the "Dead March" (in Saul). The entrance to the church was lined by the ataif of t • 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fu- siliers an the local companies of Artillery and Rifle Volunteers, and the sacred edifice was filled to overflowing. The main part of the service, which was throughout ex- tr.emely ir.pressive, consisted of the Church burial sendee to the line settings by Croft and Pur<<dl, with hymns 165 and .537, and jthe anth-jm "Blest are the departed" (Spohr). Mr John Williams (organist of the church) r-ayedl the march from Jlendels- soha at the opening of the service, and Chopin's Funeral March" at the close. The lesson w s read by the Rev. Evan Jones, the well known Calvinistic Methodist min- ister, tl vicar (the Rev. J. W. Wynne Jones) otf dating for the remainder of the service. At the termination of the service at the ehurch. the procession re-formed and n arched to the Pavilion, where a. Welsh service, arranged by the Free Church Council, was held. The building, which will bold from 8000 to 9000 people, was nearly f dl, and it is questionable whether a memorial service on so large a scale was 1 eld in ,ny other town in Wales on Satur- day. Tplatform accommodated a mixed choir of about 300 voices, conducted by Mr W. J- Williams (Gwilym Alaw). The hymns, hich were given out by the Rev. Jwen ",lliams (W.), were sung to the tunes of the 'Old Hundredth," "St. Nicholas," "Moab,' and "Sandcn." A chapter hav- ing bee-- read by the Rev. Bryniog Ro- berts (C.), the Rev. Cadfan Davies (W.) otfered Jp an impressive prayer. Then the Revs. D Owen Davies (B.) and Evan Jones delivered short addresses. The F )v O. Da/vies, D.D., said that that day woukU long be remembered. It appeared as if tl ey had just returned from the funeral If the late Queen-the largest and the moe wonderful funeral the world ever saw. I-- read of a black woman.in India who cried bitterly because she had lost her Great White Mother; and they that day felt thav. they were burying a mother. Her late Maj sty never sr-id an unkind word, and never g; ve a bad example. She never said anythim; to hurt anyone's feelings, nor to make tnyonei blush. She consecrated everything to the service of God and man, gjid God alone knew the great good she did. They felt thankful that she was aiilowed to return from her travels to die in peace at Osborne. Many attempts were made upon he- life, but God -gave her protection, and after a long and glorious reign she passed away peacefully in the presence of her child- ren. They all "hoped that her good example and character would live far many centuries in this and other countries. Her character w&-> so pure that all impurities disappeared in ter presence. She taught us how to live in sorrow as well as in joy. She also taught 115 that, the religion of Jesus Christ was ti e best thing to live and to uie. Jesus Christ was ablle to give Queen Victoria a promo- tion. Tfiis world could not have bestowed upon her any more honours, but at half- past six on the night of Tuesday week Jesus Christ awoke her in a new world with a new guard of honour. She then went upon a journev whence she would never return. Sixty four years ago the crown of Great "Britain was placed upon the head of a beau- tiful young maiden of eighteen, but it be- came too small for her, and to-day she wore a crown of glory. The Rev. E. Jones remarked that that day was ono of sorrow and of thankfulness. In th- death of the Queen every nation on the face of .the earth had sustained a loss; but there was a silver lining to the dark cloud. They thanked God for her excellent example as a wife, a mother, a Sovereign, a widow, and a friend. From the *ime she invested the young Welsh bard at Beaumaris up to the time she present- ed the lae, modal to one of her subjects she had adorned the throne of Great Britain: she filled her position worthily and ended her life in peace. Though it was a day of national grief it was also a day in which they should thank God for giving this countiy such a Queen who since she ascended the throne and first wore ther crown 64 years ago had ascended -higher and at last reached an angel's chair. Her example remained with them, and she had made it difficult for anyone to follow in her footsteps. The task before the King was no eaay one. He had to succeed the greatest and most beloved Sovereign that had reigned over Britain. Let them all assist him—make his task easier—by loyalt}' and prayer, and whetner he would re: £ rn for a long or a short period they all wished it to be a brilliant and distinguished rei em, 1"le ReT. J. W. Wynne Jones, vicar, pro- n;» need the benediction, and the service was 11" iught to a close by the singing of the Na- ti, nal Anthfm to the following Welsh worda JlJ ecially written for the occasion by the Vicar < Waenfawr (Berw): — 0 cadw'n Brenhin ni, Dan f/oron parch a bri, Ti Frenhin Nof; Ar Orsedd Prydain Fawr, Adc'.urn gorseddau'r llawr, DSll lewyrch nefo! wawr, J cadw ef. > Yn Darian iddo bydd, Nes diffodd haul ei ddydd Yn ngwawl y Net; 0 cadw, Ddwyfol Dad. j Ein Brenhin.rhsg pob brad, Hon ydyw gweddi'n gwlad: 9 cedw cf. Services were also held at Llarbebiig parish church, conducted by the Rev. A. Lloyd; at I the Carnarvon Workhou??, where Captain Griffith. of the Church Army, officiated; and j at the Roman Catholic Church, where th(j Rqt. "Father Jones officiated. BANGOR. A memorial service was held on Satur- daf afternoon at the Cathedral, which was crowded to its utmost limits. A civic procession was formed outside the Council Chamber, and marched to the Cathedral. The lesson was read by the Bishop, and the hymns sung included two well-known Welsh hymns, "Bydd myrdd o ryfedd- odau" and "(> Fryniau Caersalem." A short, address was delivered by Archdeacon Pryoe, who said the true greatness of the late Queen's character had been re- c gnised throughout the whole civilised world. Her equal time might evolve, but her superior never. The musical ar- ra.' zements were in charge of the Cathe- dal organist (Mr Westlaice Morgan), At the Tabernacle Chapcfl, which was filled with a devotional congregation, the Rev T. J. Wheldon, B.A., conducted the memorial service, and sympathetic addresses were delivered by the .Revs Hugh Jones (W.), Edward Evpns (B.), Ellis Jones (C.), and Principal John Price. Normal College. A number of old Welsh hymns were sung -y the congregation with tmo effect.—Fhe bell- ringers of St. Dav.id's Church on Saturday evening rung a half-.tlumed peal of 81 changes, and subsequently executed 5C40 changes in 2 hours 58 minutes. MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE BANGOR SYNAGOGUE. In conform,ity with precedent the Jewish memorial service was held at the close of the Sabbath at half-past five, when a large assembly, including the Mayor (Alderman Henry Lewis, J.P.), congregated ft t::e snail synagogue, to do honage, to the memory of the great and good Sovereign win has passed to her eterna. rest. Ihe sen"ioe was conducted by Rev Rose^izweig, min ster to the Bangor Hebrew congrega- tion, who also delivered a sermon. The lecturer, taking his text from Jeremiah i. 6, "Is n. nothing to you, aill ye that í>ass by ? z, I Behold and see if there bewny sorrow like unto my sorrow which is cone unto me," referred to the ii re par- able loss the nation has sus- tained in the Queen's death. "When we con- sider the great temptations which neces- sarily beset one in such an exalted and It- gh position, the temptation to swerve or bend from the straight line of duty when irbo ne «nd difficult, the temptatdca to postpone duty for erne pacing satisfaction, or to do it hastily and imperfectlfy,—then we can realise how great indeed was the gift tie Almighty h d given in a Sovereign to wlJOm duiv was always paramount, a Sovereign who lived not for pomp, nor pleasure, i.or mastery, but before all things for duty. She ruled her people with love, a::d she loved her people eve-L to sacrificing 1 er- self for them." The opening lines of the concluding prayer, specially written by the Chief Rabbi, were particularly appropriate, — "Lord God of the spirit of all flesh! Our soul fainteth within us, and every eye is dimmed with tears, for the crown dour heads and the delight of our eyes hii been taken from us, Victoria, our Queen, under whose sffay wo have lived for three score years and three. Verily, she has b- en even a*, a mother unto us all. We are distressed for her loss, for she was exceedingly precious unto is. Grace was poured upon her lips. She opened her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness was on her ton rue. All her deslire and the yearning of n'r heart was to seek the welfare of her realm, in the cause of truth, meekness, righteousress, and purity of heart. This was Ver glory, and this was her majesty." The synagogue was suitably draped in black, royal purple, and white. CRICCIETH. The Nor conformists held a united memor- ial service at Capel Mawr. the Rev W. B. Marks in the chair. Addresses, &c., were delivered by the Chairman, Revs Rees Jones, and Hugh Jones, Mr J. T. Jones, Mr Wm. George, and others. The Rev Wm. Williams had to leave on Friday night, owing,to the change in the trains arrange- ments on Saturday, otherwise he would ha,ve taken part in the proceedings. The Church peoplehald memorial cervices in the church, conducted by the Rev J. Lloyd Jones, the vicar. WREXHAM. Business was entirely suspended in Wrex- ham, not a single shop being open, and the majority of the people were in mourning attire. All the public-houses were closed, and there was a Sabbath aspect about everything. Impressive and largely-attend- ed memorial services were held at the Zion Chapel, St. Mark's Church, and the Parish Church, the latter being attended by the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Jones, and the Town Council in state. A muffled peal of bells was rung at the Parish Church throughout the afternoon. PULPIT REFERENCES AT CARNAR- VON. At the Engedi O.M. Chape-1, on Sunday evening, the Rev Ellis James Jones, M.A., pastor, preached a memorial sarmon, from the text Acts ii. 29, 30, and 31. He referred to the pure and noble qualities of our be- loved Sovereign. No doubt there existed a difference of opinion, but that was not the time to show it, as it was a- day of mourning. The preacher spoke of the example the Queen had given in her love for the Saviou- the Bible, and the Lord's Day. On the Queen's accession to the throne a deputation of Nonconformist miH*skers waited upon her, and she told them that she respect?d the claims of conscience everywhere. In conclusion he said that she had been a gift from God. The "Dead March" was pflayed on the organ by Miss Parry. The pulpit was dra.ped, with black. At the Salem Congregational Chapel, on Sunday morning, the pastor, the Rev D. Stanley Jones, preached an eloquent ser- mon, taking his text from Esther iv. 14. He showed how Esther saw the needs of her people. And it was the same with our late Sovereign on her accession to the Throne. She was a mighty monarch; selfishness was not in her, and she was. faithful to her people. She saw the light of purity, and her sweet good name went through the world. England never h,id a wiser weman on the throne. Although, doubtless, she had a.n opinion of. her own on matters, yet seldom did she force them on her advisers. England, possibly, 'would never .see her equal. May God grant His blessing on h"r son, who is now the King of the British Empire. The Rev. J. E. Hughes, M.A., pastor of Shiloh C.M. Church, speaking from 1 John ii. 17, Ar.d the world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever," dwelt upon the different meanings attached to the world in the writ- ings of St. John. In the present instance it must be taken to cover <the whole present existence, with its blended good and evil, cap- able of elevation by grace, susceptible also of deeper depths of sin and ruin. But again the indifferent meaning passes into one that is wholly evil. This evil world is not God's crea- tion. It is not of God's world that St. John cnes with a holy shudder as he sees the i shadowy thing like an evil spirit writhing in an idol's arms. The" world lieth wholly in the evil one." Now this anti-world, this cari- cature of creatioa, must not be loved by us. "Love not the world." If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." Deep down in every human heart must be one or other of two loves. There is no room for two master-passions. There ia an expulsive power ia all true affection. But there is an- other reason why we should not love the world. It is not a worthy object. Its incur- able transitiveness, "its visible tendency to non- existence" disqualifying it: its ceaseless drift- ing renders trust impossible. The world passeth away." "But he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 2sot the transitory, but the permanent; not the fleeting but the abiding; not death but life is the conclusion of the whole matter. The true symbol for human- ity is not a skull and an hour glass. The pic- ture of the ideal life here presented is just this —-1 aiiy, perpetual, constant doing' the will of God. As far as we can judgp that is juat what our deeply lamented Sovereign, Queen Vic- toria, exemplified in her beautiful life of over four score years. She stood, from the moment she learnt from her nurse—the Baroness Lutzen—how near the Throne she was-then only a chiid of eleven--to keep her promise to be good." Singing of her fifty years ago, and his words are even more true to-day and more full of significance than they were then, Ten- nyson sav3,— She wrought her people lasting good, Her Court was pure, her life severe. A thousand claims to reverence closed In her as mother, wife, and Queen." With true poetic instinct. Victpria shines first as mother in the mind of the late Laureate. And he was light. Mother she was of her own large fa.mily and mother also of her people —t'ise largest Lanily on earth. She wts, more- over, an ideal wife. Not one of her million women subjects loved a husband with a fuller and a nobler devotion. And this love was consecrated by an ineffable sorrow. The Queen's bereavement turned an already sym- pathetic he ait to vibivate in fellow-feeling with an the sorrows of her people. She put a great majesty upon widowhood. And Kip- ling's "Widow at Windsor" strikes a deeper chord than even Lord Beaconsfield's title "Em- pres* of India," in the hearts of men and women. As Queen, she reigned just there— in the hea.rt. By her pure character, "her brooding love, her tactful sympathy, her quickness to scent a sorrow, and speak the word of comfort," she completely won the en- thusiastic loyalty and love of all her peoples. Men who in the sixties were republicans have now become the most fervid royalists. It is all the effect of her spotless character,— of her unique and surpassing womanliness. ¡ 'She wrought her people lasting good. Her Court was pure, her life severe." She enjoyed the advice of the most illustrious men of the century. Lord Melbourne, Sir Robert Peel, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston. Lord Aberdeen, Lord Beacouslield. Lord Derby, Mr Gladstone. Lord Roseberv, and Lord Salisbury were her Prime Ministers. But. her one con- stant Counsellor and Guide was the Lord of Lord?. She strove to do the will of God. Queen Elizabeth might be. great, but Queen Victoria was good. And it is better to be good than to be great. She has passed away in one sense: but in another-nobler and higher—she abideth for ever. We mourn her. but not in tears, for we bless her memory and thank God for her prolonged life, now peace- fully terminated in the fulness of years and honour. "Nothing is here for tears," for the name of Victoria. will resound down the echo- ing space of the aeons as that of the beat of English Monarchs. She abideth for ever.

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