GRUESOME DISCOVERY NEAR ST. ASAPH. A CHILD'S BODY FOUND. On Monday, Dr. Hughes, coroner for West Denbighshire, held an inquest at Llanefydd on the body of a femaie child, which was discovered in a Sandbox at Penybont Farm last week. Thomas Owen, laboarer, hailiug from Crowe, who stated that on Thursday last,I,while searchioar the granary for Mr. Peter Pierce, of Penybont Farm, ior whom ho was then working, he came across a bandbex, which had been lying under some sacks. He called Mr. Pierce's attention to the discovery, &nd upon opening the box Mr. Pierce pniled oat what proved to bo the body of a child wrapped up an old jacket. Feter Pierce, farmer, said it must have bean a year or more since the corner of the gran iry in wbicb the discovery wag made was previously disturbed. He had no idea who could have placed the child's body there. Dr. Owen, of Denbigh, gave the result of his post-mortem examination of the body, which was ihet of a fully developed female child. It was much decomposed. In his opinion, the child bud been strangled, and must have been dead for more than a year. The Coroner (Dr. J. R. Hughes) thought tho safest course for the jury to take would be to return a verdict of "Found dead," which would leave it open for the police to continue their investigation of the affair without being prejudiced in any way .by that inquiry. A verdict in accordance with the coroner's aug- eitioa w.is tharef »ra return* Boy
NEWMARKET.. PREACHING.—On Sunday and Monday last the annual preaching meeting in con- nection with the Calvinistic Methodists of the above was held. The weather was not conducive to large congregations, but still a large number attended all the meetings. The visiting divines were Rev. John Roberts, Rhyl; Rev. Howell Harris Hughes, Penmachno, and Rev. Jones, Gillifar. HARVEST THANKSGIVING. -The Harvest Thanksgiving Services took place at the parish on Wednesday evening. The sacred -edifice was decorated in a tasteful manner by Mrs. Jones (The School), Mrs. Davies (Vicarage), and Mrs. Roberts (Mostyn Arms), assisted by several others. The Rev. VV. Davies, Llancystenyn, was the officiating minister, and taking as his text Mark iv, 26-29, preached powerful sermons. There was an exceptionally good attend- ance.
FLINT MEMORIAL TO SOUTH AFRICAN SOLDIERS. UNVEILING CEREMONY BY THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF FLINTSHIRE. At Flint, on Saturday last, H. R. Hughes, Esq., Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire, unveiled the obelisk erected as a memorial of the Flint men who fell in the South African War. Long before the hour appointed for the ceremony large crowds of people from far and near were to be seen in and about Trelawney Square. The ceremony was witnessed by some thousands of people, and was performed without the in- convenience of rain. Shortly before three o'clock the Mayor (Alder- man T. W. Hughes), with the members of the Corporation and Memorial Committee, met at the Town Hall, and having been marshalled by Inspector Williams, Sergeant-at-Mace, marched to the Railway Station to meet the 3 6 train. Those on the platform to meet the Lord Lieu- tenant and his party (which included Colonel and Mrs. Howard, Major Hughes, Anglesey Royal Engineers, Misses Frances and'Horatia Hughes) were the Mayor, Major Dyson, B.D. (Deputy-Mayor), Iessrs. T. T. Sill, J.P., E. J. Hughes, J.P., W. Hughes (solicitor), R. W. Bowen, R. Nesbit, Rowland Hughes, E. Tho- mas, Dr. J. H. Williams, Sergts. Davies and Taylor, Sergt.-Instructor Joy, and Mr. Henry Taylor (Town Clerk), all members of the Mem- orial Committee; Aldermen J. L. Muspratt, S. K. Muspratt, and J. Hall; Councillors- R. Jones, Shem Davies, Benjamin Roberts, Matth- ew Rogers, A. B. Lloyd, S. Wilkinson, R. F. Harrison, H. Powell, and Hugh Hughes; Messrs. H. W. Tones (postmaster), Burgess, John Roberts (Glasgow House), the Revs. J. D. Williams and T. Jones Roberts, Dr. Marston, Messrs. John Watkinson (High Sheriff), T. Bate, J.P., J. Lloyd-Price, J.P. (Holywell), Colonel Roberts, V.D., Capts. Keene and I-1. Sweten- ham, Lieuts. K. J. Williams and J. Ll. Will- iams, Mrs. and Misses Bate (2), Dr. and Mrs. Mould, &c', &c. On the party leaving the Station they were saluted by the guard of honour, comprising of members of the Flint, Holywell, and Connah's Quay Companies of the 2nd V.B.R.W.F., under the command of Major Dyson, after which the command was given to march, and the pro- cession was formed, and, headed by the band of the Flint Company (under the conductorship of Mr. Edwards), made its way to Trelawney Square, the scene of the ceremony. A large stage had been erected by Sergt. D. E. Davies, who had also veiled the obelisk, which was decorated with flags, crests, and plants. Tne platform was crowded with ladies and gentle- men, as was also every available window in the surrounding houses, all eager to witness the unveiling of perhaps one of the most worthy memorials any district could raise. All along the line of route and in close proximity thereto bunting was flying, and on every hand keen interest was evinced bv all the spectators. The Senior Chaplain of the 2nd V.B.R.W.F., the Rector of Flint (the Rev. W. LI. Nicholas, M.A.), conducted the service, which opened with a short prayer, followed by the Lord's Prayer and Collect. Then the whole assembly joined in singing the well-known hymn, God, my Father, while I stray,' to Troyte's chant, accompanied by the band. A short lesson followed, and the assemblage joined in the concluding hymn, All people that on earth do dwell' to the tune Old Hundredth.' The Mayor (Alderman T. W. Hughes): who wore his chain of office, then said: 'e afe met here to-day for the purpose of assisting in the ceremony of unveiling this obelisk, which has been erected by the voluntary contributions of the inhabitants of this Borough to perpetu- ate the memory of our brave fellow-townsmen who fell in the recent war, and also in honoui and in recognition of those who responded to their country's call and voluntarily gave their services in this war (applause). This monu- ment is the outcome of the earnest wish oi every inhabitant that some imperishable recog- nition should be made of the services rendered to the country by these brave men who so readily rallied to the call of duty, leaving com- fortable homes, loving parents, and dear friends, and, in many cases, giving UD the means oi livelihood, willing to encounter all the risks, discomforts, hardships, and trials of a soldier's life against a brave enemy in an unknown country, thousands of miles away (loud ap- plause). These were the feelings of our towns- men who initiated this movement, and almost every family in the town has given something (applause). The obelisk, beautiful though it is, is, I fear, quite unworthy of the occasion, for I feel that no position can be too good or important or too public for any memorial representing, as this does, the gallantry and patriotism, of these brave men. You will observe two were killed, namely, Lieut. Bate, the eldest son of our good neighbour, Mr. Bate, of ICelsterton, who had chosen the Army as his profession, and who at the very threshold of a promising career was killed in actual warfare. The other was Private Griffith Jones, whom we all knew and respected, and who died in the fighting line (applause). Two volunteers died from fever, namely, Bertie Parry and Tommy Lloyd, and one from the Militia, N. Commins. For those who are now sleeping seven thousand miles away we mourn, and we offer our sincerest sympathy and condolence to their relatives and friends. We are higly honoured to-day by the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, who has so kindly undertaken to unveil the obelisk. On behalf of the Committee I have the honour to ask the Lord Lieutenant to unveil the obelisk' (loud and prolonged applause). The Lord Lieutenant (attired 'n his uniform) was greeted with loud applause). He said: Mr. Mayor, Ladies and Gentlemen,—It affords me sincere pleasure to respond to the invitation of the Mayor to take part in this impressive ceremony. It is an occasion of unusual (inter- est in this locality, and it cannot fail to appeal very forcibly to every one of us, for it revives the recollection of anxieties and hopes and fears which can never be forgotten by those who ex- perienced them. It recalls the incidents of those three eventful years when we were at war in South Africa, when it is no exaggeration to say that at one time the position of Great Bri- tain as a leading Power was menaced, and the vast Empire over which our Sovereign reigns was threatened with disruption. From such disaster and humiliation the country was saved by the valour and endurance of our soldiers, which was never surpassed, and in an equal degree by that of the Volunteers, who in the hour of the nation's need nobly responded to their Sovereign's call, and manfully performed their part fighting side by side with the regular army. Some of them also died, but they died nobly in the performance of their duty and for the honour of their country while others hap- pily survived, and some, I hope, are with us here to-day. It is to the memory of the un- forgotten dead, and in honour of the survivors that this obelisk, which I am now about to un- veil, has been erected by the inhabitants of this Borough as a lasting memorial of their appre- ciation of the patriotic services of their gallant fellow countrymen' (loud applause). The Lord Lieutenant then proceeded to unveil the obelisk, after which God save the King' was sung, led by the band. Mr. John Watkinson, High Sheriff of Flint- shire, then proposed a vote of thanks to the Lord Lieutenant for unveiling the obelisk, and for his kindly presence. Alderman J. L. Muspratt, in seconding, said they always felt it an honour to receive a gentle- man like the Lord Lieutenant, who was so worthy a representative of Majesty, and still more on account of the great interest he had always taken in the old town of Flint (cheers). Responding, the Lord Lieutenant .asked them to accept his hearty thanks for the very kind welcome they had given him on tliat occasion, which was not the first time (applause). Colonel Howard proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor of Flint, who, he said, was an old friend of his; and nothing he (the speaker) could say of 'him would be too good (loud applause). Mr. T. Bate, J.P., briefly seconded, aftef which the Mayor, responding, said it had been a great pleasure and honour to him to initiate the movement and to see it carried to so suc- cessful an issue (cheers). The Rector then pronounced the Benediction, and the assemblage proceeded to the Town Hall, where light refreshments were provided by the Mayor (supplied by Miss Porter. Chester street). The obelisk, which is nineteen feet high, is of red Aberdeen granite, with pedestal cap, and three bases, two of which are of Talacre stone. It was erected bv Mr. Thomas J. Will- iams, builder, Flint, assisted by Mr. Ed. Jones, stonemason, Connah's Quay. The following are the inscriptions :—North-East Panel: Erec- ted by the inhabitants of this borough to the memory of their brave fellow-townsmen who fell in the South African War, 1899-1902, and also in honour of those who voluntarily and patriotically gave their services to the country I in the same war.' The names of all are recor- ded hereon with the regiments to which they were attached. North-Wrest Panel:—'The following are the names of those who volun- tarily gave their services:—Sergts. C. Taylor, T. G. Carr. and E. Roberts, Privates T. W. Bellis, E. George, R. Frimstone, T. Roberts, J. Craig, T. Bartley, R. ]. Davies, G. Fox, J. Mcintosh, and A. H. Buck. All of the E Company, 2nd V.B., R.W.F.' South-East Panel: The following are the names of those who fell or died:-—Lieut. Roger Whitley Bate, 3rd Batt.. Welsh Fusiliers, killed, Boshof, 7th December, 1901. Private H. M. Parry, 2nd V Batt., R.W.F., E Company, died, enteric fever, Johannesburg, 20th June, 1900. Private Thomas Lloyd, 2nd V. Batt., R.W.F., died;, enteric fever, Botstown, 25-rd May, 1901. Private Nicholas Commins, 3rd Batt., R.W.F., died, dysentrv, Pochefstroorn, 18th April, 1901. Private Griffith Jones, 1st R.W.F., killed, Frederickstad, 25th October. 1900.' South- west Panel: 'For Queen, King and Country. Unveiled by Hugh Robert Hughes (of Ivinmel), Esquire, 24th October, 1903. Alderman T. W. Hughes, Mayor, 1903.' 000
RHYL SUPPORT FOR THE NORTH WALES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. INTERESTING MEETING. An interesting meeting was held at the Town Hall, Rhyl, on Wednesday evening, ior the purpose of bringing before the inhabitants of Rhyl the claims of the fund now being raised' for the erection of new permanent buildings for the North Wales University College at Ban- gor. Mr. Thomas Whitley, J.P. (Chairman of the Rhyl Urban District Council) presided, and was supported by Professor R. W. Phillips (Acting Principal of the College), Professor J. E. Lloyd (Registrar), Dr. Emyr O. Price, :\1> Henry Lewis, J.P., Bangor, Mr. L. D. Jones, (Organising Secretary of the fund), the Rev. T. Shankland, local secretary, etc. Among those present were the Archdruid, (Hwfa Mon)and the Rev. David Lewis, Dr. Goodwin, Messrs. R. Llewelyn Jones, R. M. Hugh Jones, J.P., C. W. Jones, Josepr Williams, Hugh Edwards, (Hwco Penmaen), Henry Jones, W. A. Lewis, M.A., Jacob Jones, etc. The Chairman expressed his .regret that there were not more present though he believed that there were quite sufficient present to do a great of work if thev only addressed themselves to it in earnest (applause). Professor Phillips said that the building in which the college was now housed at Bangor had long been too small for their requirements. Their number had grown and their present accomodation was utterly inadequately tor their purposes. Not only was their building to small and their classrooms cramped but he thought that the timehad come when the people of Wales recognized that an institution like the Univer- sity College of North Wales ought no longer to be housed in an inferior building like that in which they were now placed.(applause) They saw on all sides springing up for educational purposes fine handsome buildings. He was glad to find that they had in Rhyl suitable and well- equipped secondary school build;ngs. They had similar buildings all over the countryand it was imperative that the institution, which was at the top of the educational ladder, should not any longer remain housed in inferior, unsuitable buildings. They must have a building in Ban- gor that was worthy of the cause of education. The Corporation of Bangor had spent nearly £15,000 on the site of the old Bishop's Park,' which they had presented to the College, and had also acquired more land adjoining on a higher leve), so that they would be able to put the building which they contemplated erecting on a site which he did not know equalled by any in North Wales. What they now needed was funds to defray the cost of the building. The Government of the country had not yet reached that stage when it was prepared to undertake a duty of this sort. When an ele- mentary school was erected in any locality the Government stepped in, and the funds were provided. To a certain extent the same thing applied to the secondary schools. But those who had been connected with secondary schools knew that very much was left to chance, a.nd he did not know what would have become of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act but for what they called the whisky money.' So far, in the matter of the buildings, higher education was left to provide for itself. What they had got to do was to approach the Government for some assistance, and he did not think that the Government would leave them in the lurch. It was, however, the policy of the Government in matters of this kind to help those who helped themselves. They estimated that they would require from JOJl50,000 to £175,000 to carry out their building scheme, and they had commenced to set about that great business in earnest. Already they had had promises of subscriptions from various quarters amounting to about £18,000, and that day the Court of Governors of the College had determined to set aside the sum of £5,000, balance of a legacy which was due to them, for the purposes of the building, so that they may say that at the present moment their building fund stood at £23,000 (applause). That was a good beginning, but it wa.s only a beginning. What they wanted to do was to interest the various localities of North Wales, and ask their help, and he hoped and trusted that Rhyl would not be behind in this matter (applause). He had been astonished with the readiness and the heartiness which the various localities had come to their assistance. There had been no disposition to stand aside, and they had already formed about seventy local committees in different centres of North Wales (applause). Dr. Emyr O. • Price said he was there as a Flintshire man to support the appeal that was being made to them, and it was as a Flintshire man that he had been appointed sub-organizer of the movement in Flintshire. The whole question of higher education in North vVailes was involved in this appeal. The want of this money was the block which stood in the way of higher education in North Wales. There was a good deal of controversy going on in the country about tHe best fiscal policy for us to pursue as a nation in the face of our com- mercial position, and the necessity to maintain cur commercial supremacy. He thought they would find that both parties in this great con- troversy were agreed on one point, and that was that in order to maintain our commercial su- premacy, whether they had free trade or pro- tection, they must raise the intellectual level of the country in every possible way (applause). The educational policy of the country Had been to throw the responsibility of the administration and the regulation of education on the various localities, and a responsibility- rested upon North Wales in the matter of higher education. If that was to be developed and encouraged, new build. ings were absolutely necessary. in the past Flintshire had subscribed to the Coll- ege. His native town of Holywell fracl only subscribed £4. But he derived the consolation that they had in Flintshire a vein of wealth that was yet untapped. This was especially the case in the watering-places, such as Rhyl and Prestatyn. Here they spoiled and despoiled the Saxon visitors, who came there laden with gold and with ill-health, and who returned to England bereft of both (loud laughter). They wanted for the College a share of the spoils. They did not ask for any of the ailments which their Saxon visitors had left behind them, but they did ask for some share of gold (laugh- ter). Mr. Henry Lewis, J.P., Chairman of the Building Fund Committee, in the course of an able and interesting speech, said that when the College was started nineteen years ago there were fifty-eight students, and they had increased' 111 that time to 320 (applause). In addition to the increase in the number of students there had also been a remarkable development in the Lumber of subjects taught in the College. Since, they had established the University Coll- ege in Bangor, agricultural education had been given for the first time in the kingdom in an University College. Other new departments had been added, such as electrval engineering &c. All these different departments required considerable space before thev could be ade- quately taught, .so that with every addition to the College in a scientific direction it entailed very much more accommodation. These were the two principal reasons why the building which they now inhabited was utterly inade- quate. He did not suppose that anyone, when the Bangor College was established twenty years ago, had any idea that they should be educat- ing 300 young men and women. There had been a university colelge established many years before those of Bangor and Cardiff—Aberyst- wyth. But he did not think that there were ever at Aberystwyth College any more than eighty students. But. immediately the two Colleges of Bangor and Cardiff were established the number increased steadily, and now there were 500 students being educated at Aberyst- wyth alone. From fifty there were now fifteen hundred students receiving higher education in the three University Colleges of (ap- plause). Within recent years they had estab. lished in Wales a system of intermediate edu- I cation so as to complete the education ladder, and the success of this intermediate education scheme had been quite phenomenal. He did not think 'they could find in the history of any country in Europe so remarkable an education- al renaissance as there had been in Wales within the last twenty years. In that period Welsh education had made an immense leap to the front. The German Government did much more for educational institutions than did this country, and were at the present time spending a million of money on building a new univer- sity, about the sum which this country would spend on a first-class man-o -wsr. At the pre- sent time out of every ten thousand inhabitants in Germany eight received University College education, in America the proportion was thir- teen, and in Great Britain only five. But what had taken place in Wales ? Whereas a few years ago not more than two received University education out of every 10,000 of the population, there were now seven receiving such education, only one behind Germany (applause). A few years ago the principal offices and appointments in Wales were being filled by Englishmen, and especially Scotchmen, simply because they were better educated than Welshmen. But now the tide was beginning to turn. While they did not want to see all the Scotchmen ousted from Wales, they liked to see Welshmen holding their own in Wales and other countries, and already they were beginning to export to Scot- land and England and to other parts of the country. There were boys who had gone from Bangor within the last twenty years who were now holding positions of great influence and responsibility all over the world (applause). They wanted to raise their country they wan- ted to improve the quality of their men and women, and the- were beginning to do it (ap- plause). To enable them to more effectually cany out this object they were endeavouring to provide the building and the equipment in- dispensible to successful teaching (applause). Professor J. E. Lloyd next supplemented the remarks of the above speakers in a forcible speech, in which he emphasised the difficulties o' teaching in the limited accommodation now at the disposal of the College. He said that oi the 200 students in the College from North Wales 55 came from the secondary schools as a result of scholarships gained when m the elementary schools. Mr. R. M. Hugh Jones, J.P., moved the following resolution:—'That this meeting cord- ially sympathises with the movement for raising 1 fund for the erection of permanent buildings for the University College of North Wale's, and pledges itself to as.sist and support it in this district.' He said that there were two great ideas which underlay the educational effort which was such a prominent feature of the day. First of all was the idea which was expressed by the educational ladder—that it was their duty to give every boy and ever' girl the oppor- tunity to make most of the abilities with which he or she was endowed, and secondly that in doing that they were not merely benefitting the individual, but taking an absolutely necessary step in the interest of our country if she was to hold her own in the strugle which was grow- ing every day more fierce among the nations of the world (applause). They had all learned to appreciate the work done at the Bangor Uni- versity College. They know something of the Professors. They had been good enough to come and lecture to them on more than one occasion, and they knew that if the tates nad willed it they were quite prepared at Rhyl not only to welcome them casually, but to give them a permanent home here (applause). Al- though they had not seen Jhe-r way to accept that invitation, they in Rhyl were none the less prepared to see them properly housed in Ban- gor (applause). The surroundings in which educational work was done must affect the efficiency of the work. They could not teach in an insanitary, room, and the best re- sults would not be produced unless learners and teachers had the advantage of plenty of oxygen and fresh air in which to carry on their work. In Rhyl they were much interested in the work that was being done by the College at Bangor, and although they had their own burdens to bear, he hoped they would form a strong com- mittee, and secure a good response to the ap- peal that had been made (applause). Mr. R. Llew. Jones seconded toe resolution. He said he quite appreciated the diffictllty of carrying1 on work of this description In unsuitable premises from his own experience of the disadvantages which the Rhyl County School suffered from duringth. time it was obliged to carry on its operations in temporary promisee. Now that ther had removed to new and commodious premises he WHS triad t" tell them that they were doing excellent work, and had twice the number of papils that the? ba.1 when in temporary premises (ipplause). He hop-d that before many years elapsed that their numbers would so increase as to necessitate a still further extension of their premises. They hud xlreidy sent some pupils to Bangor Uuivarsitv Collect though some had chosen to go to Ab?ry»tw7th mid other colleges possibly because they had better buildings there. The headmaster told him that they should have a larger number of pupils going to Bangor next and the following yeir than in the past. There was no doubt that the operation of the New EducaticA Act would intensify tho necessity for better acconvnodition at the University College. As a member of the Flintshire Educational Author- ity he meant to see some was done to secure a larger attendance in their elementary schools than at present. He understood that North Wales and especially Flintshire was fery backward in the mat- ter of attbndance. Depend upon it that if they had an increased attendance in their elementary schools they would also have an increased number of stud- ents in their county schools and in the University College. Consequently this movement for new and larger buildiugs did not come a moment too soon (applause). The resolution was then unanimously carried. The Rev. T, Shankland theu read lsttr" o" apology for con. attendance which he received :from the Bishop of St Asaph, Lord Kenyon, Dr John Robere, (Mayor of Chester) who enclosed a cheque for twenty guineas, and Mr L. J. Roberts, M.1. H.M.I.S., said he had been placed in that position as the oldest of the old s'udeuts of Bansror College and be was very glad that he was given the oppor- tunity of doing something for the old institution in which he was educated. The University Colleg bad already done something substantial for that part of North Wales. Flintshire up to the present time hud sent sixtysix students there. Of these two were now ministers, five assistant masters or mistresses in the Connty schools, four were element ary teachers and one a solicitor. Of Students who had gone to Bangor and who after their collegiate course had settled in Flintshire there were three clergy and ministers, and four headmasters and teachers in County schools. From Rhyl eight stud- ents had beau educated in the University, five fiom other counties who had beenedueated in the college were at present located in Rhyl, and there were at present in the college two students from Rhyl mak- ing a total of 15. The first thing they ought to do in Rhyl was to form a strong provisional Committee and he proposed that such a committee be lormed and submitted a list of the names of the leading residents. Mr. R. LI. Jones seconded and it was unanim- ously carried. Mr. L. D. Jones proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman which was seconded in an eloquent speech by ilwfa Mon and carried with great cordiality. -o.
SUPPOSED SUICIDE AT RHYL. SENSATIONAL AFFAIR ON THE PROMENADE. At the close of another inquest held at the Council Chamber, Town Hall, on Wednesday evening, Mr. F. LI. Jones, Flintshire Coroner, held an inquest touching the death of Llewelyn Lloyd Davies, painter, 33, John Street, who died under singular circumstances on Wednesday- afternoon. Shortly before three o'clock on Wed nesday afternoon information was conveyed to the Rhyl Police Station that a man was lying on the floor of the Promenade shelter opposite Jchn Street, and appeared to be either drunk or dying. P.C. Richardson and P.C. Jones went up and found the deceased lying underneath the bench in. the shelter and apparently quite un- conscious. By his side was an empty bottle labelled Carbolic Acid,' the contents of which appeared to have been recently taken. They pulled deceased ilrom underneath the bench. He was foaming in the mouth and gasping hard..Sergeant AlcWalters arrived on the scene and dispatched one of the constables for Dr. Hughes Jones. In the meantime the Sergeant applied an emetic, but to no purpose, and deceased died in about ten, minutes and before the doctor arrived. The Coroner intimated that he only proposed that day to take formal evidence of identific- ation. Walter Chnadoc Davies, 33, John Street, Rhyl. master painter, said he was the brother of the deceased. He was 46 years of age and died on Wednesday. The Coroner said that was all the evidence he preposed to call that day. He proposed to ad- journ the inquiry until Tuesday next for the purpose of a post-mortem examination.
I THE FLINT BOROUGHS. THE SELECTION OF A LIBERAL CANDIDATE. The adjourned meeting of the Flint Boroughs Liberal Association for the purpose of selecting a candidate 'n succession to Mr Herbert Lewis, M p., wuo will contest the County at the next freieral election took place at the Oddfellows Hull, Flint, on Siturday At the last meeting Messrs Howellldris, of London, Edwin Jones. of Peckham. and R. Llewelyn Jones, of Rhyl, were invited to address the Association with the view of a final selection being made from among these three gentlemen- But Mr Edwin Jones wrote declining the invitation, so that the issue on Saturday lay between Mr Idris and Mr Llewelyn Jones The constituency is made up of ten contributory boroughs, and they were all represented by their full quota of delegates in proportion to the polling strength as follows Flint (17), Bagillt (10), Greenfield (6), Holywell (10), Caerwye (4), St. Asaph (8), Rhuddlan (7), Mold (15), Caer- gwrle (5), and Overton (5) Mr J. L. Muspratt, J PoO presided. Tbe meeting was strictly pri- vate, and the press were rigorously excluded from the whole of the proceedings, and the only official intimation given to the press at the close was that Mr Howell Idris had been finally selected by an unanimous vote. Some time was elapsed in deciding the pro- cedure. Eventually Mr Howell Idris was sent for and addressed the meeting, a few questions being put to him at the close which he an- swered to the evident satisfaction of his questioners and the delegates. Mr R. Llewelyn Jones next addressed the meeting, and was likewise questioned as to certain matters, especially in regard to tem- perance. His replies were also considered satisfactory Both candidates were listened to attentively, and came in for a very cordial reception. After they had retired some discussion took place on their merits, the supporters of Mr R. Llewelyn Jones laying stress on his local con- nections, and public services, whilst the dis- tinguished services rendered by Mr Howell Idris to the cause of Libet aJism was emphasised by that gentleman's supporters- On a vote being taken it was found that fifty-eight of the delegates were in favour of Mr Howell Idris, and twenty-two for Mr R. Llewelyn Jones. Mr Howell Idris wis subsequently adopted by an unanimous vote and all present pledged themselves to heartily unite in securing his return. On being called in and informed of his election, Mr Howell Idris came in for an en- thusiastic welcome. He thanked the delegates for the honour that bad been conferred upon him, and promised that there should be nothing wanting 00 his part to ensure the seat being retained to the party. Mr R. Llewelyn Jones, who also bad an enthusiastic welcome, expressed his thanks for the honour they had done him in inviting him to address them. He promised that his most cordial support would be given to Mr Idris. The following is a summary of the speeches which the candidates delivered to the delegates before the voting took place:- Mr. R Llewelyn Jones who was cordially received said Permit me at the outset to thank you for inviting me here to give what must necessarily be a short statement of my political views. I assure you I feel highly honoured by your kind invitation. First of all, I am a Liberal without any qualifying adjective and am prepared to follow any leader who has for his motto the old Liberal watchwords Peace, Retrenchment, and Reform." I am in favour of the immediate amendment of the Education Act, the abolishing of all Sectarian Tests for Teachers and of placing all Schools and Training Colleges, which are in receipt of public money under full public control and thus secure a truly national system of education, which would be for the good of the rising generation and make us better able to meet foreign competition. I am in favour of free trade and will do all in my power to resist the attempt now being made to tax the food of the people and to abolish the present duties on sugar, tea, coffee and all other articles of food other that luxuries and tax instead, land values, mining royalties, etc. I am a free trader because I believe that the enormous progress this country has made since 1,850, is mainly, though not entirely, due to free trade and that a return to protection would mean the ruin of our commerce, increase the cost of living and the consequent starvation of many of our vast population and the repetition of such catastrophies as the Peterloo massacres. Retaliation would in my opinion lead to international complications and be a menace to the peace of the Empire, and therefore should be resisted as strenuously as Protection, which it really means. I am in favour of Welsh Disestablishment, after which, I believe, all religious denominations would work together for the social and moral welfare of the people with good will. I am in favour of temperance reform on the lines of Lord Peel's minority report or the representative manifesto issued this week, and think the people should have the power the magistrates now have of granting or refusing licences. I am in favour of an eight hour day for miners, better con- ditions for labour generally, the right of combination, compulsory arbitration in labour disputes where-ever practicable, the alteration of the law as regards Trade Union's funds to meet the extraordinary decision in the Taff Vale case, a living wage andj better housing for the working classes with facilities for working men to purchase their own houses, the money for which could be easily found by a graduated income tax. There is neither reason nor fairness that a man with an income of a year should pay at the same rate as a man whose income is iO. 20, 50 or even (roo.ooo a year, and I do not think it is beyond the wit of a chancellor of the exchequer to devise a scheme to meet this unjust anomaly. I am in favour of leasehold enfranchisement, especially of all places of worship that are built on leasehold land and power should be given to acquire sites for chapels com. pulsorily the same as sites for churches. I advocate the repeal of the tithe rates act and of the sugar convention bill. I have said that I will follow the leader who has for his motto:—" Peace," Retrench- ment" and "Reform." Peace is essential to the prosperity of every nation, fortunately we are at present at peace with all nations, but if the Arch- bluffer Chamberlain is returned to power and his policy of retaliation carried out, I fear we shall not enjoy peace very long. Never was greater need for retrenchment than now, after the scandalously ex- travagant expenditure in all departments of the present Government and their immediate predecessors who have squandered the money ot the nation in the most reckless manner and increased the ordinary annual expenditure of the nation, as compared with the last Liberal Government by nearly 50 millions. I will now with your kind permission refer to my experience:—For over 20 years I have taken an active part in public affairs. For 20 years I have been manager of the Rhyl British Schools, of which I have been chairman 16 years. For 8 years a governor of the Rhyl County School and chairman 4 years. For 15 years a member of the St. Asaph Board of Guardians, of which I have been chairman 4 years. I have served for 12 years on the County Council. I am chairman of the County Rate Assess- ment Committee, chairman of the Standing Joint Police Committee, and member of the Railway and Parliamentary Committee. During this time I have gained considerable knowledge as to the needs of Education, the administration of Poor Law and Local Government work "generally. I have assisted in all elections in the County and Boroughs since 1874, so I think I can fairly claim to have done some spade work for the party, in addition to which I am interested in the Boroughs where my brother and I employ about roo men, with whom we have always had the most cordial relations. I have always supported the improvement of the navigation of the Dee, and will support any movement in that direction, which will undoubtedly be the means of more works being erected on the banks of the Dee and consequently enhance the prosperity of the County. I am strongly in favour and will do all in my power to support the system of tramways now proposed, which would be the means of further developing the industries already existing and the estalishing of other industries, esp -dally by opening up that part of the county between Mold, Northop and Flint, and Holywell, Northop and .\fold. Now gentlemen it only remains for me to say that I hope whatever decision is come to today, we shall be unani- mous, I for one at any rate shall be loyal to my party, and will work to secure the triumphant return of the selected candidate, whether it be Mr Idris or myself. Unless we sink all our differences we cannot hope to succeed in driving power from the present Government of mess and muddle and deal Toryism such a staggering blow that it will not recover from for the next quarter of a century, which will be tor the benefit and prosperity of the Empire. Speaking in Welsh he said :—Yr wyf yn Gymro o o waed coch cyfa, ac wedi gwneyd yr byn oedd yn fy ngallu er mwyn codi yr hen wlad a'r genedl yn nglyn ag addysg a moesoldeb ac yn benderfynol o wneyd yr hyn a allaf yn y dyfodol pwy bynag a ddewiswch hedayw. Ar bob cyfrif gadewch i ni fod yn unfrydol a pheidio a gadael i unrhyw beth ein gwahanu neu byddwn yn csicr 0 gael ein gorchfygu gan y gelyn, gan gofio mai mewn undeb mac nerth, a chyda'r nerth hwnw wneyd ein goreu i ddymchwelyd y weinyddiaeth bresenol i bydew diwaelod trueni gwleidyddiaeth lie dylasent fod er's talwm. I HO WELL IDRIS. THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE'S CAREER. The following are some extracts which we have taken from RI1 appreciative sketch of Mr. Howell Idris which appeared in The Chemist and Druggist' on the occasion of the election of Mr. Idris as President of the Rcval Pharma- ceutical SocietyMr. Idris was born iams,' therefore of a good Welsh stock, at Yallen, Pembrokeshire, in August, 1842. Throughout this narrative we speak of him as Idris, and may, therefore, explain without an- ticipating the story that in 1393, when the suc- cess of the Idris table-waters was established', he, by deed-poll, assumed that name as an addi- tional surname-a circumstance not unconnec- ted with the fact that there was another Lon- don County Councillor named Howell Williams. It was so natural a change that it seems to us the subject of our sketch has always been Mr. Idris. His father was a Baptist, and' when it came to educating the boy, who amply demon- strated that elsh is not a modern foreign lan- guage by mastering English perfectly and its literature with Dromise, the unyielding and ag- gressive methods of Anglicism and the Church catechism induced his too early withdrawal from school. He had net passed his twelfth birthday when he was apprenticed to a draper. The foreman of the shop happened to have stronger views on preferential tariff in the mat- ter of work than was agreeable to the lad, and as the preference fell heavily upon the latter he became a conscientious objector, andl the task threatened to be enforced with a yard stick. The lad, in his distress, sought the advice of a cousin who had a druggist's shop in Ebbw Vale, and that good man promptly made him an apprentice druggist. There he remained until he was sixteen, having a good time and sound instruction, tuen went to another chemist- cousin in Crickhowell, with whom he stayed until he attained' his majority. It was there that Mr. Idris got his first taste of the' value of scientific method. The magnetic attractions of London drew Mr. Idris to a post with Messrs. Herrings & Co., in Aldersgate Street, with whom he remained for a year; then a friend- ship which he had formed with a chemist and veterinarian at Crickhowell ripened into a part- rership with the man. They started in busi- ness at Brynmawr, Mr. Idris taking into the venture £ 70 he had saved and infinite faith in his partner, who, as a devotee of Bacchus, ought to have broken that faith, and did in a measure but the sober partner went off in disgust and rich in experience. The venture lasted a vear, and Tr. Idris went back to Herrings'. In 1871 Mr. Idris decided to return to the retail trade. and he purchased a struggling business in Seven Sisters Road, North London. He paid L120 down for this business, and a balance of JB30 when he was able to quit Herrings' and enter into sole charge of the shop. Within two years Mr. Idris had realised the first part of his dream of success by happily marrying Miss Trevena, and his business was yielding him more than £ 500 a year. He was saving money rapidly, and had interests elsewhere in two businesses, so it is not surprising that after Mr. Charles Umnev left Messrs. Herrings and Co., and they asked their old assistant to come back to take his place, he was more than in a position to politely decline. It was a little out- house behind the Seven Sisters Road pharmacy that Mr. Idris made his first aerated-water fac- tory but that was really an experimental eff- ort, and he did not feel confident of appealing tc his confreres in pharmacy until he had a comfortable little place in Pine Grove, Tolling- ton Park, where, with a man and a bov as staff, he produced his first waters. He called them Idris,' his idea being that chemist friends Smith and Jones would not care to push the waters made by NI-illiai-ns, the chemist, along the street.' All the work of the venture fell upon himself, and the travelling was not the least pleasant part of it. He had only one way of getting orders, one thing to say—viz., I'll add L100 a year to your returns. J650 a year to vour profits, £100 to the goodwill of your business, and I'll lend you the syphons.' This needed a lot of telling, but he kept at it, and-well, why endeavour to explain in detail how the £ 1,000 of 1873 had increased (including the ca- pital of his partners) to £ 100,000 in 1893 ? Such results are the outcome of unflagging ener- gy, resource, and, above all, originality. Assuming our readers accept for granted that Mr. Idris's moves from Pine Grove to Agincourt NII-orks, Hampstead, and from there to Ascham Street, Kentish Town, were indexes to prosper- ity, we must ask them, to travel with us to Pratt Street, Camden Town. where in 1893 the pre- sent works were opened. At that time the business was converted into a limited liability company with L100,000 capital (now £ 306,000), Mr. Idris having associated with him in the directorate Mr. W. Adpar Jones, Mr. T. Hughes (since dead), and Mr. E. K. Bishop. "The buil- dings stand on three acres of ground-red brick with stone facings they are-but their size be- comes of secondary interest when one knows that they are a .monument to Mr. Idris's versa- tility. He designed them himself, and was his own clerk-of-works. We shall not venture to say that all the new process means in monev and reorganisation of the Idn's factory; we simply mention it is a symptom of the enterprise which has made the business, and as a recent example of the far-seeing wisdom of the foun- der and his keen appreciation of scientific pro- gress. To venture upon figures at this stage were to try to add perfume to the rose, so we turn to more personal matters in connection with Ir. Idris's public career. But we ought to speak first of Mrs. Idris, who, as a publicist is not without honour in North London. She has filled .the position of Guardian in St. Pan- cras and the chair of St. Pancras Liberal Asso- ciation, showing administrative capacity and gift of speech that bring her much work outside her own home. She is devoted mother, and is blessed with an affectionate family of sons and daughters, the oldest son, Mr. W. T. W. Idris, being a Minor man, and finding time amidst his work at Pratt Street to devote to law studies at the Middle Temple. His father con. siders it not a disadvantage in business and pub- lic life to have been called to the Bar, and young Mr. Idris is now preparing for his Fin- al.' About fifteen years ago Mr. Idris com- menced his public career as a member of the Vestry of St. Pancras. He was one of the first elected members of the London County Council, and remained on it until March, 1901, when he was ordered a rest and went to South Africa. Fp till then he had represented North St. Pan- cras, and in August, 1902, was returned' for East St. Pancras. His special work on the Council has exercised his chemical knowledge He was long Chairman of the Water Committee and of the Rivers Committee, and in both ca- pacities initiated scientific research of a valu- able character. His thorough knowledge of water was magnificently demonstrated in his evidence before the Royal Commission on the London Water-supply; and another aspect of the water question as it affects London has been brought to view through his advocacy o the reform of the Port of London. in this latter connection he has visited foreign ports, and submitted a wealth of information that led up to the Government liquiry. As a Liberal politician Mr. Idris in 1892 at three weeks' no- tice contested the Denbigh Buroughs, and al- most got in. At the last General Election he had six days' work as a candidate at Chester, and gave his opponent a fright. In pharmacy he has been a quiet man. It is only within the last two years that the friends who know him well have dragged him from his retreat in Cam- den Town. By the wav. his home is really in NVestcliff-on-Sea, and Cader Idris throws her shadow upon a little cottage that stands in grounds that he owns there. The waterfall which is familiar on an Idris showcard is part ot his possessions.
LAST NIGHT'S SOCIALS. ENGLISH WESLEY AN SOCIAL. At the Morley Road Schoolroom, yester- day afternoon, the tea was provided by Mr and Mrs Hulley, of the Castle Temperance Hotel, Kinmel Street. There was a very large attendance, and the following ladies presided at the tables ;—Mrs Talalun Newton, Mrs. Grocutt, Mrs Williams, Miss Beech, Mrs Snowden, Mrs. A. Maltby. At the conculsion of the tea, Mr. S, J. Amos proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hulley and their family for their kind hospitality that afternoon, and their devotion to the work of the Church. He spoke of their many years' membership of the Church and their strong attachment to it. Mr. Hulley was a painstaking officer, and Mrs Hulley was one of the best of hostesses. The proposition was seconded by Mr R. B. Arnold, and carried. Mr Hulley suitably responded. Mr Newton announced a meeting of the Mutual Im- provement Society, and also that the annual meeting of the Foreign Missionry Society will be held on Thursday evening next. Mrs Rhydderch promised to give the tea next Thursday. SALEM, WARREN ROAD. In order to get together a special choral society to prepare for their annual concert which is to take place on the 10th Decem- ber it was decided to have a supper in the schoolroom. Despite the inclemency of the weather over eighty sat down to a most sumptuous repast. The tables were taste- fully decorated and presided over by the following ladies :—Mrs Dan Jones, Princes Street; Mrs Hughes, River Street Mrs Williams, Abbey Street; Mrs Lloyd, Aquarium Street; Mrs Benbow, Kinmel Street Mrs Roberts, Taweifan and Miss Jones, Greystone Villas. After supper the company adjourned to the upper school- room. In the absence of Mr Robert Jones, Voryd Mr T. Elias Jones was asked tc take the chair. The Misses E. A. Williams, Jenny Jones, Gwennie Jones, and A. O. Jones, contributed songs, while the selec- tions on the harp by Miss Blodwen Morris were much appreciated. Songs were also given by Mr Dan Jones, and Master Teddy Middleton Miss K. Lois Jones recited, and several tried to sing at sight. The ceedings closed with the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN SOCIAL. On Thnrsday the first of a series of socials was given by Mr and Mrs J. F. W. Foulkes in the schoolroom which had been converted into a drawing room for the occasion and no time or trouble seemed to great to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of those who were to participate in the entertainment. Mr and Mrs Foulkes were ably assisted in their efforts by Mrs J. V. Jones, Mrs Edwin Jones, Mrs Millward and Miss Gardner. An excellent pro- gramme had been arranged, which with the exception of two or three items was carried out well. The following is a copy of the programme Phonographic selec- tion by Mr Foulkes Pianoforte solo, Miss Winnie Jones Song, Mr Bromley, (owing to illness Mr Bromley was unable to give his song) Violin solo, Miss Mabel Bibby Song, A dream of Paradise Mr Foulkes Recitation, "Trouble in the Amen corner" Miss Jessie Roberts Mandoline duett, Miss Popplewell and Shepard Phonograph speech recording, Mr Foulkes, this item afforded very considerable amusement song, Promise of Life" Miss Griffith, Water Street auto-harp selection, Mr Foulkes. Mr Jacob Jones in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Foulkes and all who had assisted them said—The days of long faces in religious life had gone by. Religion was not a thing to make one melancholy, such a thing was altogether contrary to the teachings of Christ, There was no harm whatever in legitimate enjoy- ment, and social intercourse was an import- ant feature in the life of a church. He had therefore very great pleasure in proposing a most hearty vote of thanks to Mr Foulkes not only for providing the refreshments but for the active part he had taken in the evenings programme. He would also include the name of Mrs Foulkes and all who had assisted. Mr E. Lewis Evans seconded. The Rev J. V. Jones in putting the motion to the meeting, said they might congratulate themselves on having so many present, on the entertainment, and on the good collection. The accompanists were Miss Winnie Jones, Highfield Park and Miss Dot Jones, Boughton Avenue.
-101- CAEEWTS. ACCIDKNT AT THE STATION.—On leaving a train whilst in motion, at Caerwys Rail- way Station, Isaac Daniels, a labourer, fell between the platform and the morning train. His left foot was severely injured, and he was taken to the Mold Cottage Hospital. -010-
WHITFORD. A REMARKABLE LANDLORD. — Lord Denbigh, who with Lady Denbigh, is now travelling in Mexico, and who was in com- mand of the Honourable Artillery Company duiing their recent visit to the United States, is remarkable as a landlord. For his tenants a Newnham Paddox. Warwick- shire, he has a unique insurance system, by means of which if a man loses one of his cows, he draws £10 from the funds, and is thus able to make good his mis- fortune. Lord Denbigh was born in 1859- He was in the Army for some years, and was wounded at Tel-el-Kebir. A trophy of whioh he is said to be proud is a carpet which he himself secured from the tent of Arabi Pacha after the capture of the latter in Egypt.
FLINT. TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION.—On Saturday last, the nomination of candidates for the four vacancies on the Town Council were received. Six candidates, including the four retiring councillors were nominated, viz .-—Hugh Jones. London House, draper; Wm. Francis Jones, Sea View, Chester Road, plumber Shem Jones, Earl Street, car proprietor Robert Jones, Bodlondeb, Oakenholt, schoolmaster Samuel Wilkin- son, Hill street, licensed victualler Hugh Hughes, Starkey, Flint Mountain, farmer. Mr Hugh Jones withdrew his candidature. The election takes place on Monday.
MARRIAGES. ROSNEY-TURNER-Oct. 29th, at the Eng- lish Presbyterian Church, Princes Street, by the Rev. J. Verrier Jones, Richard, youngest son of the late Charles and Mrs. Rosney, to Emily Turner, eldest daughter of the lata William Turner, Birmingham. SHANKS-ROSNEY-oct. 29th, at the English Presbyterian Church, Princes Street, by the Rev. J. Verrier Jones, John, second; son of J. Shanks, Belfast, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late Charles and Mrs. Rosney, Rhyl.
these concerts The chair was occupied by Mr Thomas Whitiey, J-P-, Chairman of the Rhyl Urban District Council, who in bis address. complimented MV Jones on his audience and the success of these concerts generally- He (Mr Whitley) could not remember a more profitable organisation, which rich and poor aliko could eujov ever beinq opened before in this locality. He spoke very highly of the programme which was well sustained and U" follows:— Pianoforte Duett, Misses- Letty Hushes and Eva Jones Song, "The Girl" Miss Gwen Joües; Recitation. Miss Amy Jones; Auto Harp Sanction, Mr. hi Ed warns Song. Mr Trebor Jones Violin SoJo Aiiss Bibby; Song, Miss Lsura Bathgate; Chairman's Address Pianoforte Duett. Misses Dot Jones and Winnie Davies Song, Miss B McKewen Recitation, "North and South An incident of the Amer;can civii war" Miss G. Parker Davies; Mandoline DaeU, Misses Po.ipiewell and Sbepard Song, Miss L A WiiiiMns Recitation. Master T. H JOHPS Song, Mr Vew. B Evar". Acoinpimsts Mis-es Mabel Hughes and Winnie .hne; GOSPEL TOTAL AESTINTENCli MEET- INGS IN THE BOYS' BRIGADE HALL — There was a very good attendance at the above on last Sunday night Mr. E. Jones presided. An excellent address was given by Professor J. M Davits of Bangor College, in which he shewed how completely the drink debased its victims. People sorat times called its victions beastly, but it was a libe! en the beasts. They cared for and protected their voung but some mothers lost all regard for, and bestowed no care on their children. He told an experience related by the late Charles Garrett He had won a number of rough iads to meet him at certain times, and on one occasion one of them was extremely merry. He asked him what had happened. had anyone left him money and other questions r The answer was, no, something better than that At last he said his mother was dead. Ought we not to refuse to have anything to do with that which produces such a state of things Master Jones, Bed- ford Street, gave a capital recitation entitled What a little girl can do." This Temperance Mission is carried on by a number of Christian Churches who arrange the meetings in turn, so that there will be constant variety. Volunteers are wanted (total abstainers) to conduct the singing and as a permanent pianist The meeting next Sunday night will be arranged by the abstainers belonging to Warren Road Chapel At the close, a short meeting of temperance workers will be held. NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD CHOIR. — The extremely unpropitious character of the elements on Tuesday night militated against as large an attendance as usual. Mr Wilfred Jones, the conductor, tele- graphed his inability to be present owing to illness, and the choir was taken successfully through severalof the choruses by Mr Bryan Warhurst, Miss Mabel Hughes taking Mr Warhursts place at the piano. Owing to the Town Hall being engaged the next rehearsal on Tuesday will take place at the Christ 'Church Lecture Hajj, Water Street. DEATH OF A CLERGYMAN.— The death is of the Rev W. Arthur Jones, who a few days since resigned the living of Bwlchgwyn, near Wrexham Mr Jones, who was a native of Llandudno was the brother of the late Rev T. Tudno Jones the well known Welsh poet. He was a frequent contributor to the Welsh Magazines. He had arranged to leave Bw'chgwyn in a few days to take up his residence at Rhyl where he has had erected in Highfield Park a new villa residence now fast approaching completion. EDUCATIONAL.—We notice with pleasure that Mr L. J. Roberts M.A. I-LM 1.5, was on Friday re-elected by a Court of Governors of the University College of Aberyswyth, a member of the Council for a further period of five years. RHYL CHORAL SOCIETY.—The 9th annual Concert will be held at the Queen's Palace on Wednesday December 16th when Handel's Messiah will be performed. The following artistes have beeD engaged Miss Maggie Purvis, Soprano, Royal Albert Hall Choral Society and Queen's Hall, London, Chester, Sheffield, and Cardiff Musical Festivals; Miss Maud Turner, Contralto, Royal Italian Ope; a Covent Garden, London, Queen's Hall London Mr. Henry Brearley, Tenor, Queen's Hall, London. Leeds Music Festival, etc; Mr Emlyn Davies, Bass, National Eisteddfod, Queen's Hall, London, etc. Special orchestra under the leadership of Mr. Horace HaseldeRe. THE REVIVAL SERVICES AT THE ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH.—The revival services at the English Baptist Church, Sussex Street, have been continued throughout this week by the Rev. Malcolm MacGregor, D.D whose preaching has again had a moving effect on the congregations which have been uniformly large. The singing has been a very prominent feature of the services LECTURE.—At the Welsh Baptist chapel on Wednesday evening the Rev. Dan Davies, Fish- guard, delivered his popular lecture on Robert Jones Llanllytni The chair was occupied by Councillor Robert Oldfield who discharged his duties in his usual genial and able fashion. The lecture was light, entertaining, instructive and racy, the lecturer being gifted with consideable powers of mimicry. THE WELSH BAPTIST CHURCH AN- NUAL MEETINGS —The Welsh Baptist Church, "Vacer Street, held its annual meetings on Sunday and Monday last, the 25th and 26th, inst. The preachees invited this year were the Revs. Iorwerth Jones, Maesteg; and Dan Davies, Fishguard. Three ^erviees were held on Sunday, and the same number cn Monday. There were good congregations at all the services. The preachers delivered a series of powerful sermons. Several were persuaded to give themselves to the Lord. and unto His church during these meetings. The collections were also a little larger than usual. The services were conducted by the Rev. T. Shankland, the pastor of the church, The Revs. W. H. Evans, Rhyl; Rhys Morgan, Fiynnongroew; M. F. Wynne, Prestatyn; took part in the introduction of the services. RHYL BOY'S BRIGADE —There were 50 to 60 boys at the Bible Class at the Brigade Hall on Sunday evening last, when Mr R. B. Arnold delivered an address to them on the Parable of the Prodigal Son which was followed with strict attention on the pait of the boys Miss Bolderstone sang a solo, and read a chapter from the Bible. In making the announcements it was stated that steps were being taken to form an ambulance class, which the elder boys will be allowed to join. This is the second time that Dr Goodwin has undertaken to teach the boys ambulance work and we hope it will be appreciated by them as it deseives. -ftof--