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ft It y J, MAP.RIAGH.-On Tuesday, at Christ Church, Edinburgh, was solemnized very quietly the wedding of Miss Grace Williams, younger daughter of the late Mr p. R. Williams, of this town. and Mrs Williams, of Edinburgh, with Mr T. Henry Bishop, of London, the ceremony being performed by the Rev C. M. Black, M.A., Vicar of the Parish. The bride wbo was given away by her mother, wore a travelling gown of pretty coloured cloth, and a toque composed of pink fur, violets and cream satin. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Herdman Porter, of Belfast. Im- mediately after the ceremony Mr and Mrs Bishop left for Carlisle. en route for the continent, where their honeymoon will be spent. The presents received were numerous. GENEROUS ACTION OF Th. Vr- n- DÈ. -Out of the payment which "v.1 -cceived for the services which they rendered on the occasion of the fire last summer at Rhyd Farm, the members of the Rhyl Fire Brigade have generously voted a donation of £ 5. to the War Fund, and have made a present of £ b. to Mr Herbert Packman, who met with an accident while jumping off the fire engine on the occasion of this fire. NEXT SEASON AT THE GRAND P A VILION.- We understand that Mr D. Williams, who for the past two years has acted as the resident manager of Messrs Baring Bros., at the Grand Pavilion, will next season manage the Pavilion in the interest of the proprietors. He has already booked several leading companies in- truding The Geisha," The Gay Lord Quex, < h The Greek Slave," ''The Runaway Girl," and hopes to add to the list some of the latest successes in the dramatic world. On Monday and Tuesday, January 1st and 2nd, he has been fortunate in securing a visit from Mr Arthur Hare and Company in a" Pair of Spectacles." Mr Hare is the son of the eminent actor Mr John Hare, who created the leading character in this fascinating and diverting comedy. PAYING OFF THB DEBT.—We understand that the-friends worshipping at Queen Street Congregational Chapel, have paid the sum of £100 off the debt on their premises, and there now remains only a sum of JE50 unpaid. The money has been raised almost entirely among the members and adherents of the church. RHYL VOLUNTEERS TO THE FRONT.-On Tuesday the section Officers of the Rhyl C. Company, of the V.B. Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers were directed to have their mobilsation post oard in roadinest to mobilise their men at a short notice. In the evening of the same day Captain Keatmge received an urgent telegram from the depot at Wrexham asking the probable number of volunteers from Rhyl to South Africa, and requesting an immediate wire. Buglers were sent out and the assemble was sounded, and within an hour's notice there was a muster of 50 men at the Drill Hall in High Street, Of this number no let-a than 44 volunteered for active ser- vice, and evinced a keen desire to go out The whole of the stretoher section under Sergeant 8urson, volunteered, and also the sigualling section. Captain Keatinge also evinced his intention to go out if his men were wanted. The enthusiastic response, and the patriotism shown by the men has created much satisf lotion in the town. A SBBVICH OF FRAisi3 will be held at the Brunswick Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, on Sunday evening, at 6 o'clock, when a choir under the oonductorship of Mr J. Pierce Lewis, will render setections from the Messiah." DBATH OF MB HUBRBT O'DBADY.—Mr Hubert O'Grady, the celebrated Irish comedian, died early on Tuesday morning at 43, Mount Pleasant. The deceased gentleman, who was paying a private visit to Liverpool, contracted a ohill a few days ago, and despite the best endeavours of Dr. street, expired, as already stated. Mr Hubert O'Grady was one of the best known actor managers in the provinces. In addition to being a comedian of broad and unotuous humour, he was a very bucoessful playwright, two of his pieces, "The Fenian" and "The Famine, bringing him in a considerable fortune. Latterly Mr Hubett O'Grady went reside at Rhyl, where he leased and managed for some years the Operetta House, and brought httre several of the best London Companies, built a fine house for himself. He was born in Limerick in 1841, and started life as an upholsterer, and worked in the Compton House, Liverpool. At an early age, however, he developed a decided taste for the stage, and atter debating the point for < little time he decided to leave the workshop and take a life more in harmony: with his de- sires. During the twent-five years follow ing, Mr O'Grady passed through almost every bianch of the profession, from a ghost show to vocalist in oratario. Eight years after commenc- ing his oareer before the footlights, he was engaged by the late Dion Bouoioault to play Conn, aud he was the first artist who assumed the role in the provinces. Shortly afterwards he started on ta ur as his own manager and author, his first play being The Gommoch, which he produced on St. Patrick's night, at the Royal, Stockton. After "The Gommoch" hrd a most successful run, Mr. O'Grady wrote Eviction, and directly this famons drama appeared its success was warranted. For five years he played the pieoe in England, and then took it to America. Supsequently he toured in Australia, and for the last few years devoted himself mainly to English provinces.