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ABERGELE. DULL BOYS: GREAT MEN. —Miss Gittins, L.L.A., headmistress of the Aber- gele Girls' School, contributed a highly interesting and instructive paper, entitled "The after career of some dull boys," at a meeting of the Ship Cafe Literary Society on Friday evening. The meeting was held in the Cafe Lecture Room and presided over by Mrs. J. Williams, B.A., Eryldon. Miss Gittins said that a student of the biographies of men who had made themselves famous must, be struck with the large number who were considered "dunces" when young, and also how many of them were not dis- tinguished in any way until well advanced in years. Amongst the examples named by Miss Gittins, whose life-histories she treated in a most able and acceptable manner, were Oliver Cromwell, Lord Olive, Wellington, Goldsmith, Boswell, James I., Bobbie Burns, Dr. Chalmers, Dr. Cook, Sir Walter Scott, Joshua Reynolds, Hogarth, Dr. Adam Clark, Samuel Drew, Sir Isaac Newton, James Watt, and others. It was not only the men of brilliant genius who moved the world, the speaker added rather, it seemed to be the men of steadfastness, purpose and industry. (Applause.) Miss Gittins was highly complimented and thanked for her admirable paper by the Rev. J. H. Davies, Mcsars. J. R: El!i?, W. {. Evans, Percival R. Davies, W. P. Morris, and G. T. Evans. In returning thanks, Miss Gittins said that she was only too delighted to do what little she could for the Cafe Literary Society. Moreover, she had the welfare of everyone in Abergele at heart. It was an ideal spot, and everyone in the place had always been exceedingly kind to her duiing the many years she had lived there. On the motion of Mr. J. R. Ellis, Mrs. J. Williams was accorded a hearty vote of thanks for taking the chair at short notice instead of her hus- band, who was unavoidably absent. CONCERT.—On Thursday evening a largely-attended miscellaneous concert was held in the Llannefydd National School, the proceeds being devoted to Church ob- jects. The Rev. Dr. Ellis, LIansannan, presided. A capital programme was sus- tained by Mrs. J. Roberts, Miss Maldwyn Jones, Miss A. Davies, Mrs. Hughes (Ys- gubor Ddegwm, Llanfair T.IL), Messrs. D. W. Vaughan, Carrick Pierce, Harry E. Thomas, Tom Jones, Moss Jones, Walter V. Jones (all of Abergele), Edward J. Davies, E. Ashworth (Denbigh), and Wm. Davies, Dalar). What really took the bun, bakery and baker, however, was the im- mortal sketch, The Barber's Shop," the performers being Mr. Harry Thomas and his Abergele customers." HONOURING THE DEAD.—On Sun- .day morning the mural tablet erected to the memory of Archdeacon Evans on the east wall of the chancel of St. Michael's Church, Abergele, was unveiled by the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, who preached a telling sermon to a very large congrega- tion, of whom there was a considerable number of Nonconformists. His Lordship took for his text i Cor. ix. 13. The tablet, which is a beautiful work of art, is of polished brass, mounted on mottled marble, and beais the following inscription:—"In memory of the Venerable David Evans, Archdeacon of St. Asaph 1897 to 1910; Vicar of this parish 1876 to 1897, who died on St. David's Day, 1910, aged 79 years. This tablet was placed here by parishioners and friends in loving memory of his life of devoted service among them." READY! AYE, READY The first winter meeting of the Abergele and Dis- trict Liberal Association will be held at the ( afe Club on Friday evening, the 25th of this month (not the 18th as previously an. nounced), at 7.30. Sir Herbert Roberts Las promised to deliver an address, and in v;nw of the strong probability of an early Gen- eral Election a good number is expected. FOOTBALL.—The Abergele County School football iteami pla,yed the Dingle- wood eleven on "he ground of the former club on Saturday, resulting in a win for the homesters by 4 goals to i. THEY'RE OFF '-The budding long-dis- tance runners of the newly-formed Abergele Athletic Club had a a fine cross-country rur- of two and half miles on Monday evening, starting from Market-street, past f,i-/goona, Twll Llwynog, Siamber Wen, and back home. Results- i, Hugh Davies, Nelson- place (5 minutes start), 14 min. 27 sec. 2, Will Davies (2 minutes start), 14 min. 28 sec. 3, Wilson Williams (6 minutes start), 15 minutes; 4, Richard Williams, Bryn- tirion (4 minutes .tart); 5, Charles Davies, Crown Fish Stores (sratch). OBITUARY.—I regret to report Lhe some- what sudden'death of Mr. Prewitt, valet to Mr. H. R. Hughes, of Kinmel Hall, which took place early on Monday morning after only a fortnight's illness. The deceased leaves a young wife and an aged father and mother to mourn his toss. His remains were conveyed to London bv train on Tues- day morning for interment.—I have also to record the death, after a protracted illness, of Miss Mary Jones, Jenkins-street, which took place on Saturday. The funeral, which was a large ime, took place on Tues- day aft-inoon, the Vicar and Curate of Abergele (Revs. T. Jones and D. R. Griffiths) officiating. A TEMPERANCE MEETING, under the auspices of the Abergele Women's Temper- ance Association, was held at the C.M. Schoolroom on Wednesday evening. The principal speaker was Mrs.' Wr. R. Jones, of Liverpool.