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OVERCROWDING THE RHOSI TREVOR.

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. A. WELSH VICAR FOUND SHOT.

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LLANDUDNO BELLRINGERS' MEMORIAL.

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LLANDUDNO BELLRINGERS' MEMORIAL. IMPRESSIVE DEDICATION SERVICE AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. When the call was made during the early stages of the last South African War for volunteers many young Llandudno men proffered their services, among them being Sergt. Charles Vaughan Jones and Private Harry Deverell, who were mem- bers also of the Guild of Bellringers, and who were destined not to. return to' the land of their fathers, but to find a grave in that land which has cost Britain so dear. A few months ago their fellow- bellringers thought it their duty to com- memora,te the self-sacrifice of their former comrades and subscribed for a beautifully engraved brass tablet to be placed in Holy Trinity Church. The tablet which has been fixed upon the wall of the tower at the west end of the Church interior was unveiled on Sun- day evening in the course of the- ordinary service, and the ceremony was a very impressive one. The church was crowd- ed, and hundreds were unable to find seats. After the anthem the clergy, choir, and members of the military forces and the fire brigade, who were present at the ser- vice; joined in a procession, during the- singing of a hymn, from the chancel to the west end, where the unveiling took place. The Rector recited the prayers appointed for such occasions, and the silk veil covering the tablet was drawn aside by Captain W. A. Tuxford, of Conway, the officer commanding the Et company of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Carnarvonshire- Territorial Battalion. Captain Tuxford and representatives of the bellringers and the Llandudno Fire Brigade, then, with the Rector, placed their hands upon the tablet., whilst the latter declared the memorial dedicated in the following; terms —"This memorial is hereby dedi- cated to the glory of God, and in remem- brance of Charles Vaughan Jones, sergeant in the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and Harry Deverell, private in the 3rd Volunteer Bat- talin of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, mem- bers of the Guild of Bellringers of this church, who died whilst serving their country in the South African War, during the years 1901 and 1902." The Rector read the thanksgiving for peace, and the ceremony then concluded, the procession returning to the chancel during the sing- ing of "Onward, Christian soldiers." The ordinary service was then proceed- ed with, the Rector preaching from the text, "Watch ve, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.lst Corinthians 16, 13. From these words the Rector made a powerful appeal, emphasising the import- ance and the sacredness of work for the municipality as lo-ca-llv considered, for the State with its far reaching possibilities and opportunities, and for the church which was both local and universal. The a-postle's words were as timely to the present generation as they were to the Corinthian Church to whom they were addressed. The Corinthian Church was composed of wealthy people, who were weak as regards morals and cried. To them the apostle enjoined (a-) Watchful- ness and steadfastness. (b) Fiith and manliness, (c) Strength-qua-lities which were as much needed in the Church of the present day. Watchfulness not only meant vigilance in guarding against the approach of the enemy, but the looking out for the dawn and the coming of our Lord. Faith was the only worthy founda- tion of character. For Christians, citizens, and successful life faith was necessary. Faith made a man truly strong and fitted him to do his duty in any direction or de- partment. The memorail they had unveil- ed wa,s in honour of men who had served their generation by self-sacrifice and heroism. They had served their genera- tion not only as soldiers on the field of battle, but in civil life as bellringers in the church and members of the fire bri- gade. Years after they had passed away, their fellow citizens remembered their deeds and determined to do them honour. They were not honouring generals who ha returned home- bearing the laurel wreath of the victor, but simply a humble non-commssioned officer and private who ha,d given their lives for their country, and who had obeyed the injunction of the apostle to be watchful, faithf-ul and strong. In addition to Captain Tuxford, Major Kenrick Davies and Lieutenant A. S. Lewis were present, and the Llandudno, Fire Brigade were in command of Captain Owen. The late Sergeant Charles Vaughan Jones was a member of the Llan- dudno Fire Brigade. Most of the sur- vivors of the Llandudno contingent of Fusiliers and Imperial Yeomany who went out to the war were present at the service, and joined in the procession. PRIMROSES LEAGUE!.—The annual

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FATAL MOTOR ACCIDENT AT LLANDUDNO.

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THE SHOOTING SEASON.

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

CLASHING OF' DATES.

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