I THE DEAD STATESMAN I (Continued from Page 2). 1 THE LAST DAY AT THE OASTLE. The body of Mr Gladstone was removed on Mon- day night from the death chamber to his library, "the Temple of Peaoe," where the villagers and their friends had the opportunity on Tuesday of taking a last look at the familiar features. The body was laid out upon a sort of bier, with a white base, in the centre of the room. The head was un- covered, and the body was clothed in an evening dress suit, though this was eatirely hidden by the crimson rubes of a D.O.L. of Oxford University. The body lay upon its bajk, and the hands were crossed loosely across the chest, as though in prayer. On his left side, near the kuee, reposed his collegiate cap and his feet were covered by a rioh piece of needlework received as a tribute from Armenians. Beneith the body was a handsomely embroidered pall used at the time of Archbishop Beason's funeral, bearing at the top, immediately beneath the deceased Stateman's bead, the worde, "Requiescat in pace." The books which Mr Gladstone lovel so well were arranged in tall bookcases arouad the apartment, and in front of these, rows of writing tables were placed to facilitate the work of the twenty artiste present. Except for the spase cleared in the centre the furniture of the room had bied disturbed as little as possible. Beneath one window fet jod Mr Glad- stone's well-known Homerio writing table, while beneath the other was the one on whioh he penned hIS political letters and effusions. The tables were praatically bare. On a high pedestal immediately adjoining the private table wai a bust ot Lord Beaconsfield, and there were to be seen plaster oasts and other little ornaments, which suggest life in the dim and solemn character, The Temple of Peace" faces the lawn, commanding a view of the old Oastle ruins, aud the head of the body lies in tuat direction. Throughout the day the villagers and friends were admitted to see the still figure to which the eyes of the world are now turned. The arrangements for admission from the Moor Lodge were in the ohaige of Supt. Ivor Davies and a cordon of Flintshire constabulary. The viewing of the body extended j from eleven o'clock in. the morning till eight at night, J and as the people filed through the room ia rapid succession many thousands must have seen it. In order to avoid inconvenience they made their exit through another door leading to the Oastle grounds, where the discussed in hushed bands the terrible event which had plunged the nation in mourning. REMOVAL OF THE BODY. Mr Gladstone's body wa3 conveyed from Hawarden Castle to the village church in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and from noon till well on in the evening a continuous stream of visitors from many parts passed through the saored edifice, taking a fare well glimpse of the coffia. It is estimated that thirty thousand persons passed through the Ohuroh during the day. In the evening the remains were conveyed to Broughton-ball Station for conveyance to London. The proceedings were of the most im- pressive oharacter, and were witnessed by immense f crowds of 1; .r-JW all parts of the country. During the passage from Hawarden Church to Broughton-hall Station the favourite hymns of Mr ) Gladstone were sung ainidct many evidenoes of deep emotion. "ONE TOUCH OF NATURE MAKES THE WHOLE WORLD KIN." Mrs Gladstone keeps very well, and went out for a drive on Tuesday afternoon, in the oourse of which she called upon and expressed her sympathy with the widow of a man who was killed in the colliery accident on Monday.
PUBLIC REFERENCES I TO THE LATE STATESMAN. HOLYWELL URBAN COUNCIL. At a meeting of the Holywell Urban District Council, on Monday last, Dr. James Williams at the opening of the business, moved the following resolution 11 The Holywell Urban District Council beg to offer their siuoere and respectful condolenoe and sympathy with Mrs Gladstone and family in their sad bereavement, by the loss of the most loving husband and affectionate father, and to the country at large the loss of England's greatest son of the 19th century—the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone." —The Chairman in submitting the proposition delivered an eulogy of the deceased statemen.—Mr Bryan seoonded the resolution, which was supported by Mr Carman.—The Chairman, Vice-chairman, and Clerk were deputed to draw out the letter of I condolence. HOLYWELL SCHOOL BOARD. At the meeting of the above Board on Tuesday afternoon, the Chairman, Mr E. Bryan, said their dnty, he considered, was to refer to the great loss this country has suffered in the death of the greatest man of this century—he might say, the greatest in the history of this country. Mr Gladstone was a I great politician, a great statesman, a great scholar, and a man of good sound moral character. He was a man wi'h a "nod r -linous character, and he believed u Christianity that crowned his great abilities. lie proposed that a vote of condolence and sympathy be passed with Mrs Gladstone and family in their great bereavement.—Mr Robert Foulkes in seconding the proposition, said in the centuries to come the life of I Mr Gladstone would be a monument and example to future generations.—Mr Humphreys supported the proposition which was carried by all the members silently rising. HOLYWELL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL GOVERNORS. At the meeting of the Holywell County School Governors, held at the New Schools, Penymaes-road, this (Thursday) morning, the presiding Chairman, Mr E. Bryan, said this being the first meeting of the Governors since the death of Mr Gladstone, it was but their duty to refer to the loss sustained by the country in the death of Mr Gladstone. He had devoted a long life to the service of his country and his God. He proposed that the sinoere condolence and sympathy of the Governors be conveyed to Mrs Gladstone and family in their bereavement. Mr Lester Smith in seconding the proposition, said he considered Mr Gladstone was above all men in the Kingdom an educationalist, and in that light they as an educational body looked upon him. In a letter of apology from Mr Thos. Thomas, Maeeydre, he said, in a suggestion to pasa a vote of condolence with the Gladstone family, the late statesman in his evidence on eduoation had greatly influenced the advancement of intermediate eduoation in Wales. A SILENT TRIBUTE. The flag on the Hotel Victoria, one of the moat prominent buildings in Holy well, was floated at half-mast in honour of the memory of Mr Gladstone. FLINT. Since Thursday last, the flag on the Town Hall floated half-mast. In the different places of worship on Sunday refereuce was made to the Christian lite of the deoeased Statesman. At the Parish Ohuroh, the Rev. T. Jones Roberts preaohed at the morning service, and the Rector at the evening servioe. Rook of ages" and "Now the labourer's task is o'er," were among the appropriate hymns sang. At the close of the evening servioe the Dead Maroh" in Saul was played on the organ by Mr E. J. H. Williams (organist), the congregation standing whilst the peice was played. The Rev. J. Roberts, of Rhos, made reference in the sermon at both services at the English Presbyterian Churoh. THE MINERS' FEDERATION AND MR GLADSTONE. At a meeting of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Miners' Federation, held at Wrexham, on Saturday, Mr Robert Jones (Moss), presiding, the following isolation was uuaniwously passed—"That the members of this FtjcLration. leader their heartfelt sympathy and condolence with Mra Gladstone and family on the death of her distisguised and revered husband, the Right Hon. Win. Ewart Gladstone. His long aud brilliaut services to his country, his Matchless eloquence, and his bold defence of the oppressed nations of the earth, marked him as the leading Statesman of the century, whilst Ms sinoere piety, his learning, and his unvarying courtesy stamped him as a pattern English gentleman."—It was deoided thai Mr Edward Hughes, the>eoretary, should forward a copy of the resolution to Mrs Gladstone. PLAOES OF WORSHIP AT HOLYWELL. At the Parish Church on Sunday morning, an eloquent tribute to the late Mr Gladstone, was made by the Rev J. Davies, B.A., who said" I cannot bring my remarks to a close this morning without referring to the great loss, which we as a nation and especially as members of the English Churoh have suffered by the death of Mr Gladstone. By his death England has lost one of her noblest characters, and greatest iutellecta, and the Church one of her most faithful sons. He was a man of world-wide fame distinguished far above his fellows, in politics, and literature, both religious and secular. He was a great controversialist; but amidst the fierceness of controversy he never forgot the courtesy of a gentleman. But above all he was a Christian man, aud it was his faiih as a Christian, and high moral character that made him truly great, and gained for him the respect and admiration, not only of England but of the whole civilized world. From beginning to end hie domestio life was of the purest. No one had so little need to shun the fierce glare of publicity. And in order to form the highest and truest etltimate of Mr Gladstone's oharaoter it is neoessary to set? him at home. There are some people who appear to the best advantage on the distant heights, elevated by intellectual eminenoe above the range of 8crutioy,ijor shrouded from too olose observation by the misty glamour of great station and great affairs. Others are seen at their best in the middle distance of official intercourse and in the friendly but not intimate relations of professional and publio life. But the noblest natures are those which are seen to the greatest advantage in the close communion of the home, and here Mr Gladstone was pre-eminently attractive. His extraordinary vigour and youthful- nesa of mind and body, his unbroken health and buoyant spirits formed an atmosphere of infectious vitality. The dignity, the order, the simplicity, and above all the ferveut and manly piety of his daily life, formed a spectaole far more impressive that bis most magnificent performances in Parliament or on the platform. He was the idol of those who were most closely associated with him, whether by the ties of blol)d, of friendship, or of duty and perhaps it is his highest praise to say that he was not unworthy of the devotion and loyalty which he inspired. But no (V he is gone, may the example of his noble, pure life incite us to more strenuous efforts after holiness and purity of life. And may the good God comfort and sustain his widow and family in their great grief and loss." The hymns sang, iuoluded those favorites which were read at the bedside of the dying States- man, 0 for a faith," and "Praiseto the Holiest." At the olusd of the service the "Dead Maroh" in Saul was played by Mr J. Hy. Hope, B.A., organist, the oongregation standing.—The Rural Dean of Holywell (the Rev. R O. Williams, M.A.), preaching iu the evening at the Parish Ohuroh, from Psalm xliii 3,—" 0, send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me; and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling," referred at the olose of his sermon to the late Mr Gladstone, and said:- Great and manifold as were the services rendered by him to his country, there was nothing for which we have to be more thankfal than that he was an out- spoken fearless witness to the truth as it is in Jesus. Nothing have we to be more thankful for than his advocacy of the ;m rock of Holy Scripture. Thereis no telling wnat nis great example of religious life has been on this oountry; set up as he was on an eminence from which his character, his aotions, and his motives oould be seen the world over. It has been said, and truly said, he will be remembered not for the causes in which he was from time to time engaged, or for the politioal projects that he has favoured-but remembered, and that thankfully, as the great example to which history hardly furnishes a parallel—the example of a great Christian man. At the Welsh Congregational Chapel, Ohapel- atreet, the Rev D. Oliver, at the evening service, preaohing from St. Matthew, xxiv., 46-11 Blessed is that servant whom his Lord when He oometh shall find so doing," referred to the influence of the late Mr Gladstone as a steadfast Christian upon the country, and the example he had in the oharaoter of his active life and in Lis peaceful retirement and death set to all men. The Welsh versions of Mr Gladstone's favourite hymns were sang at the servioe. The Rev J. Ernest Jones preached at the English (Presbyterian Church, on Sunday evening, and made touching reference to the deoeased. The Rev W. A. Morris, preaching at Holy Trinity Church, Greenfield, on Sunday morning adverted at some length to the Christian life and character of Mr Gladstone. At Carmel (O.M.) Chapel, at the after-meeting reference was made to the death of Mr Gladstone, by Mr E. Bryan. At Pendref Wesleyan Chapel, the preacher for the day, the Rev. W. Thomas, Oaerwys, referred to the late Mr Gladstone, and at the olose of the service the "Dead Maroh" was played by Miss Wynne Jones. The Rev. O. M. Owen, pastor of the Bethel Baptist Chapel, preaohed on Sunday evening, and in the course of his sermon paid a worthy tribute to the memory of the deceased as an example of christian life. The "Dead March" was played at the olose of the service by Mr E. Price Edwards. BRYNFORD OHUROH. On Sunday evening, notwithstanding the ex- ceedingly wet weather, Brynford Church was filled with an attentive congregation, when the Rev Wm. Jones (Reotor), preaching upon the death of Moses, made very appropriate reference to the death of the venerable Statesman then lying dead at Hawarden Cattle. Welsh hymns suitable to the mournful oocasioa were sung. MOLD. Pulpit referencs to the deceased Statesman were made in every plaoe of worship in the town on Sunday. At the Parish Church the Rev. Fleming Jones, Vicar of Nerquis, officiated at the morning service for the special purpose of advocating the claims of the S.P.G. During an effeotive discourse founded in 28th St. Matthew, 9. the rev. gentleman mentioned the loes sustained by the oountry, the Churoh, and the S.P.G. Sooiety, by the death of Mr Gladstone. The Rev. J. P. Poole Hughes, vicar, oooupied the pulpit at the Pariah Ohuroh for the evening service. Preaching from Rev. xi, 15, on our duties as a great Imperial power, to support the efforts of the S.P.G. among our Colonists and the aboriginal races, he said "Our subject this even* ing has led us into the consideration of England's Empire and England's greatness. A fitting topic on a day when we are called upon to stand around the bier of a greit Englishman, whose named fame have filled the greater portion of this 19th centary. So numerous have been the tributes to his worth that it is well nigh impossible to use an appropriate phrase or epithet without being accused of plagiarism. And this is perhaps the reason that of all that has been said or written, no expression laid a stronger hold upon myself than the plain every day words with which England's Prime Minister concluded his eulogy on his great politioal opponent last Friday. When he spoke of his "example" as "a great ohristian man." A great christian maD," that is the true light in which to regard him. An example of the beat type of man produced by the greatest power in Christendom, at a period of the highest civilisation the world has ever known. We might dwell with profit upon his great gifts as a States- man, as a finished orator, as an accomplished man of letters and a learned theologian. But, standing around his bier, with the incidents of his last days, patient endurance of pain, the resignation and the unfaltering faith with which he met "the last enemy," so green in our memories, it is more in tune with our present temper to meditate over him ai 44 a great ohristian man." "A great ohristian man," a devoted child of the Church. One who was never ashamed to confess his faith openly. Who can measure the influence of a great ohristian man," upon his oountrymen a man with his Master's Benediction resting upon him You are richer and I am rioher for an example soch as this. And soon he will be laid in his last earthly resting place, but though he be dead the example of a great christian man lives and works among his survivors. "Their works do fol!ow them." At both services some of Mr Gladstone's favourite hyms were Bung, and the Dead Maroh was played by Mr J. P. Adams, organist. MOLD MAGISTRATES. At these fortnightly sessions on Monday last, the Chairman, Mr P. B. Davies Oooke, before oom- menoing the business said he felt that this was an exceptional occasion that he oould not take the ohair that day without expressing the feeling he had, and he was sure also those of his brother Magistrates on the Bench, of sympathy with the widow and family of that great illustrious and highly gifted Statesman who has been called benoe after the labours of his life. They all felt they had lost a friend and neighbour, they could have wished that his body would be laid to rest amongst them, but he was so great a personality, so beloved, apparently by all the world that it was befitting the highest honours should be paid him in death that oould be paid to any Statesman in Her Majesty's Dominions. He would therefore be interred in Westminster Abbey, and thus the nation would confer the highest honour it was possible for them to bestow. Though Mr Gladstone had passed away from their midst, yet they may rest assured that such a life and suoh a work as he had rendered would remain in the history of their country for generations and generations. MR HERBERT LEWIS, M.P. AND MR. GLADSTONE. A special meeting of the Flintshire Liberal Assooiation, was held at Mold, on Wednesday, Mr J. L. Muspratt, presiding. A resolution of oondo- lence with Mrs Gladstone and family, having been passed, Mr P. Harding Roberts, of Holywell, secretary of the Association, read a letter he had received from Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., in which was the following:—" As a Flintshire man I regret that Mr Gladstone is not to be buried in the county which he honoured by his residence for the greater part of his life, but the nation, as a whole, has claims which must be conceded. It is gratifying to us. at a time like the present to remember that no part of the oountry gave him more oonstant or loyal support than Wales. Those who were privileged to hear his speeches at the National Eisteddfodau held at Mold and Wrexham will never forget the know- ledge he displayed of the history of Wales, or the ardent sympathy he expressed in the Welsh people. Nor can we forget the praotical help and advice he gave us in the establishment of our intermediate sohools in Flintshire. Nowhere will his loss be felt as keenly as it is near his own home; but the world is poorer by his death. He is gone—the liberator of subject nations, the author of those great and far. reaching reforms which have brought millions within the pale of citizenship, and have conferred upon the people politioal and social rights of in. estimable value. He is gone, and as a Christian statesman and leader we shall never see his like in our time, but he has left us an unimperishable example, a memory which will be an instruotion and a stimulus to us to work for all that tends to right- eousness in public and private life."—Mr Samuel Smith, the County Member, also in a letter, said he wished to associate himself with the proposed vote of oondolenoe to the family of Mr Gladstone, whom he regarded as the noblest statesman Englaud has had in this century. DEATH OF MR. GLADSTONE. He is not dead, but lain him down to Bleep, Where angel guards their faithful watches keep, Above his sacred dust. And unto him will surely come that day, When shadows of the tomb shall pass away, And bring him with the just. For he has gone as millions went before, Who so lived here that they might reach the shore, Of day without a night. A glimpse of knowledge to them given here, Failh led them on to greater knowledge there, Plunged into dazzling light. And now he's gone to live beyond the spheres, Where worlds revolve to mark the circling years He will with them rejoice. That struggled here 'gainst many forms of woe, And thirsted long to drink of streams that flow, This day in Paradise; Weep not. 0 England, for thy son alone, 'Tis meet the eyes of Europe tears bedim; Nations oppress'd confess what he hath done, And mourn aloud in solemn requiem. In him the tyrant only saw the frown, To him the race in fetters weeping came Before him bent and laid their burdens down, Their tribute paid to his much honourld name. Bulgaria mourn for your departed friend, Who now is stretched in silence on his bier; Armenia, weep! to him has come the end, And show your sorrow in the falling tear. Here his great work shall live and never die, It must survive above the funeral pyre, The noble deeds of him who has pass'd by Would us enrich to study and admire. TAYLOB. HE HATH GONE HOME. IN MEMORIAM. W. E GLADSTONE, DIBD MAY 19TH, 1898 Weep not dear friends, for he hath waited long To hear the angels call him to his home, And now they come in bright seraphic throng,' To welcome him o'er death's grim river's foam. He hath gone home from life's tempestuous shore, The heavenly dove of peace on him descends, for earth's bewild'ring troubles all are o'er, And unto him its raptures heaven now lends. Oh I much-loved friend, for but a few brief years, Thou walked'st beside us down the path of life, Bestowing comfort in this vale of tears, And sowing friendship where there was but strife. No fiokle heart nor treacherous nature there, E'en to the end, through agony and pain, His spirits, as of angels ever fair, As crystal white and free from sinful stain. Why should he linger 1 For he longed to ro, Unto the light of calm eternal day Unto that Christ who died and loves us'so And from our eyes all tears will wipe away. He hath gone home life's troubled dream is o'er, TT He who with pity shields this world's distressed, Hath welcomed him upon the shadeleas shore, And taken him unto his loving breast. Holywell, May 25th, 1898 D. HBBBEBT PIKBOB
THE WELSH OONGREGATION AL MUSICAL FESTIVAL AT CHESTER. On Wednesday the annual musical festival of the Holywell distriot of the Welsh Congrega- tional Churohes was held at the English Congregational Churoh, Queen-street, Oheater. The members of the several schools journeyed to Cheater in two special trains. ihe aay was beautifully fine, and the festival passed off most successfully. Mr J. E. Pierce, Holywell, was the oonductor, and Mr W. Nuttall, the organist. At the afternoon meeting, Mr John Parry, Zion, Holywell, presided. At the evening meeting, Mr J. Ambrose Lloyd, Ohester, was the Ohairman. Prizes and certificates were distributed to the suooessful competitors in the scriptural examinations reoently held, In the history of Daniel (confined to ohildren under 15 years of age) the prizes were gained by Peter Thomas Metoalf (Zion) and Ann J. Roberts (Zion); a good number were also presented with certificates. The journeys of Elt. Paul, open competition; the prize winners were:— 1, Andonicus; 2, Edward Williams, Ffynnon- Sroew; 3, Catherine Williams, Holywell; 4, allestr Ellis, Flint. The Ten Plagues:—First olass (from 15 to 21 years of age): 1, Mary Nora Roberts, Flint; 2, Thos. Jones, Ffynnon- groyw; 3, William Pierce. Greenfield; 4, W, M. Evans; 5, Maggie Ellen Lloyd, Connah's Quay; in the seoond and third classes, certifi- cates were gained by a number of competitors. The secretarial duties were performed by Mr Mynyddwr Roberts, Holywell, and Mr Meurig Ellis, Flint, and the rehearsals and examinations were oonduoted by Mr J. E. Pierce, and Messrs Robert Parry, Flint, and Mynyddwr Roberts, Holywell. The adjudicators were Dr. Pan Jones, on St. Paul; Rev. D. J. Evaus. on The Ten Plagues; and the Rev. J. D. Williams, on Daniel.
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AMERICAN HUMOUR. Momre -is easier in the East. Sandwiches were sold at a dollar apiece to snow-bound travellers, and in that way considerable money got into circulation. A. WBITHB in a scientific journal tells "how te euchre wasps." He will find it cant be done with a lone hand. RECENT announcement in the society column of a Baltimore paper Mr. Matthews gave a donkey party to the choir of the Lutheran Church en Satur- day evening." JOHNNY: Pa, W' it is a female crank P" Father: "Go ask your motL., iiiv son." [Father is busy ex- plaining the next moment that he meant no reflec- tions.] A FELLOW who claims to be the son of a Dutch baron is washing dishes for a living in San Francisco. The fact that he is working for a living casts a cloud over his claim. "WHAT do you publish a paper for, I'd like to know?" sarcastically inquired an irate politician, tackling a country editor. For two dollars a year, in advance," responded the editor, and you owe for four years." BRONSON ALCOTT, the Concord School philosopher, has left fifty-seven large bound volumes of diary, He is probably the only man in one hundred thousand who didn't abandon his diary when the year was only six weeks old. I SEE that a Pittsburgh firm has cast a solid steel gun in one piece," said a theatrical manager to a dramatic critic. "Yes, that reminds me of the new piece you propose to produce pretty soon." How so ?" It's solid steal." Now I know where we are," said a rustic youth, who had been engaged to act as guide by an Austin sportsman, as they plodded with difficulty through a deep swamp. II Well, where are we?" asked the sportsman. We are bogged." THIS is a queer-looking building, isnt it ?" he asked, stopping in front of a house on Lafayette Square. ,Yes it is quite odd and quite old," she replied, evincing much interest. Is it very old ?" Oh, yes; very, very old. I can remember when—er -er-hava you ever noticed, Mr. De Smith, what beautiful streets we have in Washington ?" WHEN horses runs en kicks hit's sign of er cole spell comin' soon. WHEN geeses finds dere wings, en flies, en clatters, hit's warnin' er cole weather. WHEN hogs air rootin' en makin' beds be sho er snap er hard night's comin' on. Lo en beholst, when yer see de fowls 'gin ter ile demselves, en slick demselves wid dere bills dar's er rain gwine fall. You kin count on er rain when de cat's er washin er face en lets her paw slip 'hind her ear. WHEN yer dream of your dead folks you kin know er long rainy spell is er nighin'. DES note de cows how dee hooks en frolics en does oncommon prancin' 'fo' er real cole snap blow up. EF smoke goes right up de day'll be fair. EF smoke clings to de ground 'twon't fair off but 'twill rain mo'. ANTS come swarmin' en des luminates de house when heavy rains air nighin'. HOUSE-FLIES know when rains air comin' en dee crowds ter shelter. WHEN lightenin' en thunder comes dese thunder- bolts, what falls when lightnin' strikes, dee turns over en moves round. Dee is dangerous things, 'coze dee draw de thunder ef you bring 'em in your cabin. WHEN de peacock yells, he yells fer wet days. AT most ev'ry buryin' dar comes er rain. WHEN er tree falls, hit falls fer wet weather. CmcKENS when dee waltz, dee waltz fer rain. TREE frogs singin' sign er bad weather. lurn-mow holler fer rain. WHEN locusts bizzes dere wings togedder in de trees de weather's gwine break. RATS air noisy in er house when de night's bad. gwine ter be bad. SWAMP frogs dee hollers fer rain; dee bodwe di Mo* rain! Mo'rain!" WHEN bof corndsrs of the moon air up she's holdta* up the water in her lap. EF one comder be down she's gwine to let water rain down. You may look for a rain when de sun goes tar drawin' water. WHEN the fire spits snow hit's gwine to be a fall er snow out er de sky. WHEN snow birds lights 'round many and fast dar 11 < be er fall er snow soon after. Er yer kill er snake, hang him up; dat'll sho bring er rain down. H Dis mornin' 'fo' day break I seen in er vision, en, 10, en beholst 1 I seen er corpse er lyin' out—ent 'twa'nt nobody I ever knowed—hit laid long en hit laid cole, en des ez day wuz 'bout ter break dat corpse hit rattle all hit's bones, hit did. Dar den I knowed dar wuz gwine ter be er spell er weather I" PEOFESSOB Q., in a recent lecture, said that Saturn had a ring six thousand miles broad. Jerusalem!" exclaimed a Yankee, who was present, "what a finger the old gentleman must have!" MAGISTRATE (to prisoner) You say, Uncle Rastus, that you took the ham because you are out of work and your family are starving ? And yet I understand you have four dogs about the house." Uncle Rastus; Yes, sir, but I wouldn't arsk my family to eat dogi, yo'honah!" A NEGRO boy while w alking along the street took off his hat and struck at a wasp that had alighted on a tall shrub hanging over a fence. The boy put on his hat, turned to a man and said: I thought I got dat ar old wass." "Didn't you get him?" "No, sah; but I he snatched off his hat, clapped his hand on the top of his head, squatted, howled, and saitl. "Blame fi didn' git dat ole wass." A VENERABLE old tramp entered an Austin business house and said to the proprietor I am the most un- fortunate man in the world. Please do something for me." I don't know who you are, replied the mer- chant. You may be an impostor." Here is a certificate from Parson Jordan of Galveston, that I am a hard-working, honest man, who has been unfortu- nate." A certificate from Parson Jordan of Galves- ton ?" asked the merchant. 11 Yes, sir; here it is," replied the mendicant, handing the merchant a paper. The merchant looked at the paper and said Parson Jordan, of Galveston, is my brother. I know his signature very well, and his signature on that certifi- cate is forged." Just as I expected," whined the mendicant. I told you I was the most unfortunate man in the world. Just think of me coming to the brother of Parson Jordan, of all the people in the town, and showing him that forged certificate, when there is not another man in Austin who knows his signature." Two Virginia editors punctuated their editorials with bullets. One of them came to a full stop, and the other was so badly wounded that it is thought the period of his existence is near at hand. SHE was romantic. Her father was a Chicago mil- lionaire, whose life had been devoted to sausage raising. He was practical naturally, but all the poetry of her family was right in her. She was beloved by another millionaire's son, but she had been reading romances and stuff, and when he proposed to her she declared he must do something poetical for her. Dearest, what can I do ?" Become a poor artist I" "I couldn't be any other kind of an artist." 441 mean you must pretend to be a poor artist. Pa does not know you. You must come and make love to me, and I will fall in love with you. Pa will object and make a row. We will elope and get married, and when it is all over we'll tell him, and it will be de- lightful." And so he became a poor artist, and took a poor studio, and daubed on canvas, and pretended to paint pictures. And there was another mil- lionaire's daughter got to coming to his studio and sitting for her picture. In those delightful little tete-a- tetes he forgot all about the romantic maiden, and when the romantic maiden came one night in peasant costume as a sweet surprise to run away with him, she found he was married to the other girl and had gone off on his honeymoon. She thinks that romances are all lies now, and that nothing happens in real life as it happens in books. She's about right. CJESAH," said a negro to a coloured friend," whiall do you tink is de mos' useful ob de commets, de sun or de moon ?" 11 Clem, I don't tink I should be able to answer dat question, seein' as 'ow I neber had much book larnin' Well, I speck de moon orter take de fust rank in dat partiklar." Why so, nigger ? Because de moon he do shine in de night, when we need de light; and de sun shine in de daytime, when Ae light is of no kinseconce." 11 Wellp Clem, you is de most larned darkey I eber seen."
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INTERMEDIATE SOHOOL MEETING, At the meeting of the Holywell County Sohool Governors, on Thursday morning, at the new County Sohools, Penymaes Road, there were present-Meserii E. Bryan (presiding), H. LesterSmith, Peter Jones, D. Pieroe, P. Harding Roberts, R. Foulkes, Rev D. Oliver, Mrs Johnson Jones, Miss Hughes; Clerk, Mr F. Llewellyn-Jones. THE SCHOOL PREMISES. A meeting of the Building Committee was held on the 19th inst., when the committee with the Architect and Contractor inspeoted the premises, tiLd resolved to pay the Contractor JC126 on account of the final certificate of the arohiteot. The question of fenoing the premises with rails, was considered It was decided by the Governors to obtain tenders for the work. THE SCIENCE AND ART CLASSES. The question of taking over the responsibility of the Soience and Art classes in the Holywell distriot was considered at some length, and it was ultimately deoided that oertain enquiries be made by the Clerk, and that the meeting stand adjourned for the purpose of receiving the report. THE SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION. It was stated that the examination for scholarships would be held during the letter portion of the month of July, and in order to make the neoessary arrangements, the Scholar- ship Committee was desired to meet at an early date. Mrs Johnson Jones was added to the list of the oummittee.
FLINrr. Tiaii ODDFELLOWS' SPOBTS. Whit-Tueslay in Flint promises to maintain its popularity. The pro- cession of the Friendly Societies of the town will take place in the morning, followed by Divioo service at the Parish Church, and in the afternoon a programme of sports of an interesting and exoiting nature will be produced. Excellent entries have been received for the whippet races, also for the galloway raoes, and the various other competitions. CAKESALKM OHAPBL TEA PABTY AND CONOBBT.— The annual tea party and conceit in connection with Caei salem Chapel, took place on Tneiday. There was a large attendance ot friends at the tea party, and at the concert in the evening. Councillor Hugh Jones presided over a numerous audience. The Revs. J. D. Williams and D. Edwards were the adjudicators, and Miss Libby Owen played the accompaniments. Interesting competitions took place in singing for boys and girls under 16 years of age, impromptu speaking, descriptive speech, dialogues and quartette. Songs were given by Miss Mabel Williams, Miss Emily Cooks, Miss Hooson, Mr Thomas Owen, Mr Robert Parry, Mr C. Lloyd, Miss Owen and Miss Muriel B. Fryer Evans contributed pianoforte solos. Mr J. T. Williams gave a recitation. TILL ROBBERIES BY A FLINT GIRL. At Chester Police Court on Saturday, a young girl named Margaret Davies, of no fixed residence, was brought up on a charge of robbing several tills in Chester. The Chief Constable stated that the prisoner, who said she came from Flint, was supposed to have stolen 6s. from a till in Mr Noblett's shop, a Ohester tobacconist, in April. Since then she had been found with her hand in Mr Lightfoot's till in Brook-street. There were one or two other charges of a similar nature against her, and he asked for a remand until Monday. Prieoner was remanded until Monday, when she was further charged with stealing 3s. from the Sportsman's Arms, Watergate-street, Ohester. The prisoner pleaded guilty to both charges, and her father stated that he bad been put to a deal of trouble through her previous misbehaviour, and she had now run away from home. The prisoner was committed to prison for ten days, without hard labour, and then to be sent to a reformatory school for four years. ALLEGED CASE OF CHILD STEALING. Notioes have been issued by Deputy Chief Constable Hughes, of the Flintshire Constabulary, informing the polioe throughout the country that a warrant has been issued against a tramping woman named Ann Murphy, on a charge of stealing a child named Elisabeth Ann Evans, 8 years of age, the daughter of people travelling the country. It is believed that the woman has taken the child for begging purposes, whilst she sings about the streets. Murphy is described as of about 24 years of age, and a native of Flint. She is about 5ft. lin. or 2in. in height; pale complexion; dark hair fringed on forehead; eyes supposed to bj brown. She was dressed in a dark serge dress, dark plaid shawl, and wore a dark straw hat with feather, and strong lace-up boots. The child is described aa sharp and intelligent, with dark wavy hair and fresh oom- plexion. She wore a dark winsey dress, dark cloth jacket with cape, a Tam -o'-Sbauter cap, and button boots with black stockings. The child has been lost to her parents since the 12th inst.
BUOKLEY. ENGLISH PBESBYTEBIAN PSALMODY FESTIVAL.— On Wednesday afternoon and evening the Psalmody Festival of the English Presbyterian Churohes of Flintshire and Cheater District, was held (by per- mission) at the Tabernacle Primitive Methodist Chapel, Buckley. The choirs were from the churches at Buckley, Belgrade, Chester, Caergwrle, Ewloe Green, Flint, Golftyn, Hope, Holywell, Mold, Mancott, Nortbop Hall, Saughall, Saltney Ferry, and Wepra. The Chairman of the meetings was Dr Fraser, Buokley, and the conductor Mr J. T. Rees, Mus. Bao., Aberystwith; Mr J. T. Prince, Counah's Quay, was the organist. Addresses were delivered by the Revs J. H. Davies, Ewloe Green, and D. Treborth Jones, Chester.
AGRICULTURAL EDUOATION IN NORTH WALES. The annual meeting of the Bangor College Agricultural Committee was held on the 20th inst., at the College. Mr Bulkeley Price presided over a large attendance, which included many County Oounoil representatives. Favourable reports were received as to the work done during the year for County Councils, and special attention was called to the benefit which had followed the award of small exhibitions to enable farmers' sons to take advantage of the short course of ten weeks given in the Autumn term. The College representatives upon the County Committees which administer the grants in Anglesey, Carnarvon, Flint, Denbigh and Montgomery, were re-elected, with the addition of the following :-Mr J. R. Davies and Mr O. H. Foulkes, in Anglesey; Col. Platt, in Carnarvonshire Mr G. Bovill, in Denbighshire, and MrRiohard Morgan (Bahaithlon), in Montgomeryshire. The report of the Farm Oommittee, adopted on the motion of Mr C. F. Priestley, chairman of the Committee, showed that the College farm at Lledwigan was in working order, and that the instruction of students there could at once be undertaken. It was resolved to hold a formal opening in the latter part of September. The arrangements for the opening being entrusted to the President (Mr W. Ratbbone), and the Vice- Presidents (Mr P. P. Pennant and the Right Hon. Lord Kenyon), with other officials of the College. The Registrar announced that the Denbighshire County Oounoil had resolved to aid the farm by voting £100 annually for three years. The allooabon of this grant being referred to the County Agricultural Committee. He also stated that progress was being made with the raising of the stock and equipment fund, and announced the following promises of subscriptions, in addition to those already published Mr Felix Hadley, jE25 Mr 0. F. Priestley, JB10, Mr David Roberts' Pendyffryn, t5 5s. Od, The following were appointed the Farm Committed for 1898 -9 Mr O. H. Foulkes, Mr Robert Hughes (Llanfairfechan),' Oaptain D.H Mytton Mr P. P. Pennant, Mr O F. Pne^ey, Mr John Roberts (Plas Henton), and Mr Thomas Roberts (Ater).
BAGILLT. ^EsTEMAimUKI AT THill FORMTSM' HALL.-On Saturday evening an entertainment was given &t the Fore¡,t"rr»' Hall, in aid of the funds of the Excelsior Brass Band. The chair was taken by Mr Arthur Roberts, Gadlys Lane. The programme was sus- tained by the students of the Baglllt Board Evening School and iooluded BonK", recita'ions, &e., also, the farce The B!ack Breach of Promise CLise." The Exoelsior Brass Band contributed selections of muiio,
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0. BABELL. A PUBLIC-HOUSE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. During the height of the storm on Sunday night, a very vivid flash of lightning struck the corner of the Black Lion Inn (Rhos), Babell, occupied by Mr Charles Jones. The building is a substantial stone structure, but the electric fluid cut the corner olean out of the building from foundation to roof. Fortunately no one was injured.
IT was a Boston widow who tripped intc ft broker's office the other day with 85000 in a reticule, and said "Mr. Brown, I'm going to be married this spring." Is that possible? Allow me to congratulate the lucky man." "Certainly-thanks. Here is$5000 in cash. I want to be worth at least 815,000 by April 1. Won't you please take this and invest it in some stocks which will raise 300 per cent. ? Do, that's a good Wan, and you may take out $25 for your trouble Wit have a man in our district near Poplar Springs, who was raised in Rabun, and he says that Rabun is the greatest tater county in Georgia that before the war he planted a tater patch at the foot of the Blue Ridge, and that in the fall when digging he found one he could not pull out, and afterwards learned that it had grown through the Blue Ridge over into North Carolina, and that a man had a hold on tb. other end while he was pulling at this. DEFINITION of oourt room-A plaoe where dime's worth of justice may be bad for a dollar's wertlt Of law.
Births. BBANSON—On the 2nd imt., at Tdcly well. road, Flint, the wife of Mr John Bramon, of a son. DAVIBS On the 22nd inst., at Maes-y-llan, Northop. the wife of the Rev. D. W. Davies, of a daughter. GARNER-On the 19th inst., at 361, Blaokbrook- road, Haydock, the wife of the Rev. J. Alfred Garner, of a son. HOLDEN-On the 19th inst, at the Liverpool Arms, Greenfield, Holywell, the wife of Mr Peroival Wiight Holden, of a daughter. JONBS-On the 21st inst, at Swan-oonrt, High- street, Holywell, the wife of Mr Reuben Jones, of a eon. PAuRy-On the 11th inst., at 34, Mumforth-street, Flint. the wife of Mr Robert Parry, of a s-on. PJLBBY—On the 24th inst., at Primrose Hill, Biyn- ford-street, Holywell, the wife of Mr Edward Parry, Insurance Ageat, of a son. PKABS—On the 19th inst., the wife of Mr R. G. Pears, Feathers Inn, Holywell, of a daughter. DeatHs. ELLK-OQ the 18th imt., at the Square, Gwespyr Llanaea, Mr John Ellis, aged 35 years. ETXOS On the 21st inst, at Grosvenor's-row* Bagilit, Elizabeth, wife of Mr John Evton, aged 59 years. HODQKINSON — On the 23rd inst at Oatsh, Halkyn, Claudia, infant daughter of Mr E. Hodgkinson, age I 17 months. TLr~^n 22nd inst, at Milwr, Holywell, Mary, wife of Mr Robert Jones, aged 73 years. PIBBOS-On the 19th inst., at Rhesycae, Hlkyn, Hannah, widow of Mr David Pierre, aged 87 years. QUINN—On the 16th inst., at Oastle-street, Flint, Jane, wife of Mr Andrew Quinn, of MOBS Bank, Widn' S, aged 40 years. WILLIAMS—On tha 19th inst., at Sydney-nrfet, Flint, Mary Ann, wife of Mr H. Willnmsi aged 71 years. WILLIAMS—On the 19th inst., at 4, Albion-terraoe, Golftyn, Connah's QUILY, John Estyn, ton of Mr Wm. Williams, Insurance Inspector, aged 1 month. WHXIAM3—On the 23rd mst., at Holywell, Hr John Williams (grocer), late of Grecufidd, aged 62 yea's. WILMAMS—On the 22ud i- at., Mr Robert Williams Ty Coch Mawr, Gwtspyr, Holywell, aged 67 years.
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