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ST. ASAPH. WAEN CHARITY. Thursday (St Thomas' Day) the Trustees distributed among the in- digent poor various sums from the funds of the charity. CONCERT. We hear rumours of a great treat in store for the citizens early in Janu- ary, when there will be a very talented concert held in aid of the V.A.D. Red Cross Hospital, Rhyl. CAPT HAROLD EDWARDS. Capt Harold Edwards is now con- valescent and staying at the Palace. In conversation with him to-day, he informed the writer that he was progressing nicely" after his hair- breadth escape. SHOW NIGHT. The lighting restrictions torpedoed the annual show night. We should be sorry to record it as a thing of the past. So much interest having hitherto been taken by country people in the display. The stock shown was quite up to the usual average and the prices record. RED CROSS HOSPITAL, RHYL. The winning number in the draw for a black-and-tan terrier, got up by Mrs Young and which took place yesterday (Thursday), was 277, and the name of winner is Master Gwilym Jones, Chapel-street, Trefnant. The amount made by the draw was 15 13s 6d. BRITISH FARMERS' RED CROSS FUND. Messrs Frank Lloyd & Sons con- ducted the second sale in connection of the above at the St Asaph Smith- field on Thursday. Mrs R E Birch, Bryncelyn, opened the sale with a brief and appropriate speech and sold the first lot a Shropshire ewe, which realized the handsome figure. of £ 7110s, Afterwards the sale pro- ceeded by Messrs James Davies, Horace Blew, Wrexham; Chambers Jones and Tom Lewis, Denbigh, Despite the unfavourable weather there was a very large and repre- sentative company to shew their loyally and patriotism. A ton of coal realized Y,4 9s 6d, and a rabbit X4. The sale was a huge success. The Auctioneers thank the Com- mittees and every one who took such keen interest in the noble work and they hope to hand over a very sub- stantal cheque from the patriots of St Asaph. GRAND CONCERT. On Thursday of last week, an ex- cellent concert was held at the Church House. The arrangements were made by a Committee consist- ing of Messrs J 0 Hughes, Bod- rhyddan; R Davies, N.P. Bank, St Asaph Thomas Brereton, Glasgoed; D M Edwards, Cefn, and Owen Edwards, W gfair. Great praise is due to Mr J R Davies, who undertook most of the work in connection with the concert and acted as joint treasurer with Mr James Davies, Abergele. The committee were exceedingly fortunate in enlisting the services of Mr and Mrs Birch, of Bryncolyn, St Asaph. Mrs Birch had earlier in the day attended the Red Cross Sale and acted as hon auctioneer. A year or two ago the name of Mrs Birch was very wide ly known, by giving a valuable diamond to be drawn for in aid of comforts for II our boys at the front. Bryncelyn has been an open house for wounded heroes for many a long day. The facts were well known, and therefore a crowded house was secured The concert was high class, and entirely sustained by soldiers from Kinmel. The programme was :—Pianoforte solo, Les Sylwyn," RS,M. Davies. Strings trio, Indian Lyrics, Pte Lewis, Lance-Corpl Willoughby, and piano, RoS D. Davies. On encore they gave "If you were the only girl" from the "Bing Boys llevue." Baritone solo, Com ades of mine," Lance-Corpl Glyn Jones, exceedingly well sung. Comic song by Sergt Rossiter, en* titled I- In other words." Tenor solo by the reo nowned tenor, Pte Tom Thomas, of the London Concerts. An exquisite violin solo, L'Extase" by Pte Philip Lewis, a year ago conductor of the Orchestra at Rhyl. The Mad Conjuror Kearney, of Maskelyne, and Devant, London, gave baffling exhibitions. Private Thomas Jones, Welsh solo, Baner ein Gwlad," and was encore. 44 Dafydd y Garreg Wen." The Cello solo, Lance-Corpl Willoughby, was the first of its kind heard in the city. Mr Birch was an ideal chairman, and gave valuable hints to the agriculturists present. Thanks to the Chairman and artistes proposed by Mr Richard Davies, N. & P. Bank, seconded by Mr Owen Edwards were cordially carried. < The result of to-day's takingsjin aid of the Red Cross Society is over 270; this and sub- scriptions will brihg the total to about £400.


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