Flintshire Quarter Sessions. These sessions were held at Mold, on Wednesday, ILI", Mr P. P. Pennant, presiding. A trae bill was returned in the oaae of Thomas Mountford (22), labourer, who was charged with atealing eightpenoe, the property of Thomas Prince, at Wort hen bury, on the ldth April. The jury found the prisouergailty, and he was sentenced to one month's imprisonment.
OAERWYS. PETTY SESSIONS: TU=DAY.Before Messrs W. Thomas (in the chair), and Trevor J. D. Jones. EDUCATIONAL. John Evans, Fforddfudr, was summoned at the instance of Mr Savage, Sohool Attendance Officer, for not sending his child to sohool, and he was fined 2s. 6d. LICENSING Busmm.-UR)URNisrA CONFLICT OF TESTIMONY. The license of the Drover's Arms, was fully trans- ferred to the new tenant.—Henry Robinson, applied for a temporary transfer of the license of the Sports- tuan's Arms, which was formerly held by. bis late Wife, Mrs Leah Robinson. The application was Supported by Mr Aneurin Evans, of Denbigh, and it was opposed on bebalf of the police by Mr F. Llewellyn-Jones, of Holywell. In support of the application a petition signed by over one hundred Persons residing in the vicinity of the ion was pre- isentod, and also testimonials from various professional and other persons. In opposition Mr Llewellyn- Jones handed in a list of twenty-three convictions against the appliosnt, and urged that in the publio Interest the applicant was not a At person to hold a jioense. The application was refused, thereupon Mr Evans asked that the license should be tempor- arily transferred to Mrs Thomas, a sister-in-law of Mr Robinson. This was opposed by Mr Llewellyn- Jones, who said that it would be praotioally giving the lioense t) Robinson. Mr J. Ll. Williams also opposed on behalf of the owner of the house, and the application in this instance also was refused. Mr Llewellyn Jones then asked for a temporary grant of the license to Mr Williams, as nominee of the landlord but ultimately the application was adjourned.
0 FLINT. CHURCH SOHOOLS TRIP. On Wednesday the annual exoursion of the Sunday Schools coiinectcd with the Flint Ohurohes took place. About eight hundred persons journeyed to RhyJ, where a most enjoyable day was spent. BBTHBSDA CHAPHL, FLINT MOUNTAIN.—On Wed- nesday afternoon a tea party in connection with Bethesda OalviDistio Metbodist Chapel, was held in A field on A)lt Vois Farm. In the evening a leoture *as delivered by the Rev J. Owen, Mold, on Mr Gladstone." Mr E. A. Hughes, presided. The tea party and the lecture were well attended. Rjc=AziTzsl DmroNSTBATiow. The annual demonstration of the 'Tower of Refuge Tent' of the Older of Rechabites, was held on Wednesday, in last week. The members assembled in large numbers at the English Wesleyan Schoolroom, and forming into procession headed by the Bagillt Excelsior BraM Band, and led by P.D.O.R. Minns, Chester; W. Reney, E. A. Hughes, B. T. Prioc, Chief Ruler; Jas. Clarke, seoretary; John Bellis, Chief Ruler; Jas. Clarke, secretary; John Bellis, treasurer. After parading the streets, the members. attended divine service at the Parish Cburob, when the Rev T. Jones Roberts, preaobed aa appropriate sarmoo. In the afternoon a tea party was held in a field on Oae Eachus Farm, Halkyn Road. About 300 eat down and enjoyed tLe excellent catering of Mr T. Edwards, Cbetter-strejt. Sporti were in- augurated, and Prof. Miller, Rhyl, gave an enter- tainment. Daaoing was also an enjoyable item to many. )
MOSTYN. BAREFACED THEFT OF A BIOYOL E. SMART CAPTURE BY THE POLICE. At a special sessions held at Holywell, this (Thursday) morning, a young man, giving the name of Henry Martin Davies, of Welsh descent but a native of New York, U.S.A., was brought up, on remand, before Messrs. R. Sankey and Wm Jones, on a charge of having, on Monday last, stolen a bicyole from Mostyn Railway Station, belonging to Mr Wm. Sumner, of the firm of Messrs Martin and Sumner, Electrical Engineers, Liverpool. The proseoutor, who resides at 60, Litherland road, Bootle, said the bioyole produced he identified as his property; also the box, mud- guards, wrcnch, and oiloan. The lamp was missing. On Monday morning last, about 5.50 he was with a friend near Mostyn Station. They had riden from Llanasa, with the intention of going by the 7.40 a.m. train to Liverpool, as his friend's bioyole had broken down. They plaoed their machines on the up platform at Mostyn Station and left them there. As they entered the station they met the prisoner. He orossed the line and they entered into conver- sation with him. Leaving prisoner on the platform they went to the Mostyn Hotel, for breakfast. They could not get any as the hotel was not open. They strolled back to the station and upon going on to the platform found that the bicycle had disappeared. They were absent about quarter-of-an-hour as they went aa far as the Iron Works. They immediately went to the Post Offioe, and sent a telegram to the Police at Liverpool. They afterwards made enquiries of the Station Porter and informed Sergeant Nelson of the theft. The maohine cost S14 and being nearly new was worth with the acoessories 113. In consequenoe of a letter received on Wednesday morning, he returned to Holywell to proseoute. The maker's name on the front of the bicycle had been scraped off. Sergeant R. Nelson, Mostyn, stated that from information received on Monday morning, he traoed the prisoner going through Prestatyn on towards Abergele, and subsequently on towards Llandudno. Witness went to Llandudno by train, and when returning to Deganwy by road, the prisoner came along the road, riding with another man. Directly they passed witness they both dismounted. Prisoner was repairing a maohine belonging to a boy, that had broken down. He asked the prisoner if the machine on which he had been riding belonged to him. He replied "Yes, I have had it 18 months. We have travelled many miles together." He took the prisoner to Llandudno Police Station and oharged him with haying stolen the biovole from Mostyn that morning. Prisoner replied "Yes." He brought prisoner to Mostyn the same evening and locked him up. The follow- ing morning witness brought him to Holywell Polioe Station where he was remanded. Upon being formally charged, prisoner pleaded guilty, and offered no explanation. Sergeant Nelson, in reply to the Bench, stated that nothing was known of the prisoner. According to his own statement he was a native of New York, U.S.A., and had been in England about eight months. The Chairman characterised the aot of the prisoner as a barefaced robbery, and sentenoed him to three months' imprisonment with hard labour.
LIGHTING-UP TABLE. All Cyoles and other Vehicles must be lighted up as stated in the following table:— P.M. Thursday, June 30, 9.18 Friday, July 1 9.18 Saturday, July 2. 9.18 Sunday, July 3 9.17 Monday, July 4 9.17 Tuesday, July 6 9.16 Wednesday, July 6. 9.15 Thursday, July 7 9.15
W ;;I WISH was a puddin', mamma," lisped a little pet. Why, my darling?" "'Tause then I'd have lots of sugar put in me." Mamma took the hint. H Do you know that man over there ? Yes, I think he's Owen Rogers." "That's so, an' he's owin' most everybody else in town, too." THE three armies whioh war leaves a oountry with-an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves. A SCHOOLBOY says that when his teacher attempts to show him 16 what is what," he only finds out which is switch. iT is said that the reaaon Sweden never has to send abroad for cattle is because she always keeps her Stockholm. "I'M particularly uneasy on this point," as the fly said to the boy who stuck him on the end of a needle. A PEBScniPTioN is wanted whioh will prolong the existence of a dying echo. FELINES are reported as leading an isolated life in Cat-a-lon(e)-ia. THE celebrated Dr. Abernethy, who was as brusque as he was skilful, beinsr called one day to attend a lady who had ran a nail into her foot, and being annoyed by her protestations that she knew she would die with the lockjaw, exclaimed: Die of the lockjaw, madam ? Don't be alarmed about that; nobody ever yet knew a woman to die of lock-jam I HOPE you find your tea good, gentlemen," said a bachelor housekeeper to his guests. Yes, re- plied one of the guests, « the tea is good- but-ah-the water is deuced smoky." A RESENTFUL Father.- A vixen wife who for the horsewhip's smart Han to her father, begg d he'd take her nart • fault?" „ld „. ttt case. u.(, of GuUe thr^p ined Loais XIV- that the Duke had nern«trn^ne 1° kl" him for some i^08 that he saM ?!f • ^™,at the dukA exPeu8e- W he does," „ T,, u's' IH hang him in ten minutes afterwards." prefer, said the wit, that your majesty should nang him one minute before." MY sweetheart's reception of DJA." said a young beau, "was all that I could desire; OTit I must eay that I didn't like the footing with which her father sought to receive me."
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Avigipos or the recent solar eclipse, a story worthy of Hacklander has recently gone the round of the (reiSDan papers. It appears on the morning of the event alluded to, Captain von S-, of the Fusiliers, inued tie following verbal order to his company, through the sergeant-major, to be communicated after forenoon parade: "This afternoon a solar eclipse will take place. At three o'clock the whole company will parade in the barrack-yard. Fatigue jackets and caps. I shall explain the eclipse to the men. Should it rain, they will assemble in the drill-shed." The sergeant- major, having set down his commanding officer's instruc- Tr'tinf he had understood them, formed the 2°^"1? hoJIow ^are at the conclusion of the thu? ft rCad hi8 version of the order to them tte barraS 3 8°Iar ecliPse wiI1 take place in SndSTSv thfiS °rdCr °f the oaPtain' an<* will be at- by the whole company, in fatigue jackets and caps. The captain will conduct the solar eclipse in drill-shed "° ra'D' eclip8e wil1 toke Place in the "Mttsico" asks how we pronounce pianoforte. We are not exactly certain whether the best usage authorises four or five syllables but a friend of ours, Who is well up in such matters, as he lives in a com- munity thickly populated by the pianoforte, pronounces it a decided nuisance. ARB the young ladies of the present day fit for wives?" asked a lecturer of his audience. "They are fit for husbands," responded a feminine voice; but the trouble is that you men are not fit for wives The applause was great, and so was the discomfiture of the lecturer. A MINISTER, who preached on some special occasion in a country town, was told beforehand that the people could not afford to pay him more than a guinea. When the service was over he answered the congratula- tions of the elders with almost a smile of contempt, saying, "Do you call that an eloquent sermon? I should just like you to hear my three-guinea one bAiD a gentleman to his coachman: 1 am going to make you a handsome present. I give you all you have stolen from me during the past year." "Thank you, sir, retorted the coachman, and may all your friends and acquaintances treat you as liberallv." DON T confound' the wasp, boy," said a grave old man to a vehement youngster; the insect was doubtless made with a good end in view." II Well," said the boy, I can't set it, if it is in view, an' it ain't good, either, as far as feel in' goes." "You would be very pretty indeed," said a gentleman patroIlisingIy to a young lady, if your eyes were only a little larger." My eyes may be very small, lir," retorted the young lady, but such people aa you ion't fill-them."
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EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS IN THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY. Our corpulent readers will be glad to learn how to positively lose two stone in about a month, with the greatest possible benefit in health, strength, and muscle, by a comparitively new system. It is a singular paradox that the patient, returning quickly to a healthy state, with inoreased activity of brain, digestive, and other organs, naturally requires more food than hitherto; yet, notwithstanding this, he absolutely loses in weight one or two pounds daily, as the weighing maohine will prove. Thus, there is no suggestion of starvation. It is an undonbted success, and the author, who has devoted years of study to the subject, guarantees a noticeable reduc- tion withia twenty-four hours of commencing the treatment. This is different with other diseases, for the patient, in some cases, may go for weeks without being able to test whether the physician has rightly treated him, and may have derived no real or apparent improvement in health. Here, we repeat, the author guarantees it in twenty-four hours, the soale to be the unerring recorder. The treatment aims at the actual root of obesity, so that the superfluous fat does not return when dis- continuing the treatment. It is perfectly harmless. We advise our readers to call the attention of stout friends to this, because, sinoerely, we think they ought to koow. For their information we may say that on sending two penny stamps a book entitled "Corpulency and the Cure" (266 pagep), containing a reprint of Press notioes from some hundreds of medical and other journals—British and foreign— and other interesting particulars, including the recipe," can be had (poet free) from Mr F. C. Russeil, Woborn House, Store-street, Bedford- square, London, W.O.
♦ GREENFIELD. SUNDAY SCHOOL TarLT.-On Wednesday, 29th inst the teachers and scholars attending Alpha Chapel Sunday School had their annual treat. The party met in the chapel at 3 o'olock and marohed in pro- cession to a field adjoining Greenfield Hall, where a substantial tea was provided, and thoroughly en- joyed. After tea, raoes and other out-door games were heartily engaged in, a variety of toys being awarded to the successful competitors. Several friends sent supplies of sweets and nuts, &o., and the little ones much appreciated I- scrambling for the came. The weather, although dull, kept fine, and the party broke up about 9-p.m., and before doing so gave hearty oheers for Mr and Mrs Dykins for the use of the field.
THE FOOD BEVERAGE FOR SUMMER. To ,ft, Editor of tl., "Flintshire Observor," Sir, Summer is upon us. Men, women and obildren will, in pursuit of pleasure and recreation, make unwonted exertions, and I think the few words of warning and advica given at this season last year, and which were so geneally adopted, can be repeated to advantage. Too much exercise and too much food cause tiredness and disinclination for further effort or exertion. The remedy is simple. The evidence of medical men and the publio proves that as a summer Food-beverage there is nothing to equal Dr. Tibblea' Vi-Cocoa, which possesser, nutriment and restorative properties hitherto non-existent. It is not in any sense a medioine; it is pleasant and palatable and, as a dainty sample tin is sent free^to any applicant upon writing to 60, 61 and 62, Bunhill-row, London, E.G., every opportunity is afforded of proving my statement that is is the best summer beverage extatAt.-Yours truly, SPSGUIIST, ImdoD, N.W.
BAGILLT. WEDDING AT ST. MARY'S OHUROH. WILLIAMS-BEATTIE. A pretty wedding took plaoe at St Mary's Church, on Wednesday afternoon. The con- tracting parties were, Mr J. Llewelyn Williams, third son of the late Mr J Josephus Williams, and of Mrs Williams, Bryntirion, Holywell, and Miss Louisa Fanny Beattie, nieoe of Mr and Mrs Hy Beattie, Bryn Gadlys Cottage, Bagillt. The event was a popular one, both parties being well known and respected in Bagillt and Holywell. The bride, as the nieoe of one of the most highly respeoted townsmen, and as one who in her oonneotion with the staff of the Holywell Post Offioe, by her kindness and oourtesy to the publio generally, was much esteemed. The bridegroom, Mr J. Llewelyn Williams, is a promising young Holywell townsman. He is a member of the Holywell Urban Oounoil, and in athletics, as Captain and strong supporter, of the Holywell Football Club, and Welsh Football Associations, he is well-known. The evidence of the popularity of the marriage was visible in the display of flags and bunting and in the number of floral and evergreen arohes that spanned the roadway at Gadlys and leading towards the Church. The saored edifice was filled by an interested congregation of friends and neighbours. At the doorway of the Church, the bride as she entered the building with her uncle, Mr Hy. Beattie, was met by a number of young girls, who strewed flowers in her path. The inoident was a happy thought of girl friends, who had assembled the ohildren. The officiating olergy were the Rev Robert Owen, B.A.. Vioar of Bagillt, assisted by the Rev Joseph Davies. B. A., Holywell. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, wore a dress of grey Bengaline silk, trimmed with real Honiton laoe; white hat, trimmed with ribbon, plumes and orange blossoms, and carried a lovely shower bouquet of white exotios. The bridesmaids were Miss Polly Jones, Brynmadyn, and Miss Hunt, Bedol. They were attired in grey Bengaline cloth, trimmed with white Bengaline silk and steel passementerie, with hats to matoh, and carried shower bouquets. The bridesmaids wore gold brooohes, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr J. H. Hague, Holywell, fulfilled the duties of best man." The wedding march and other incidental music, appropriate to the oocasion, was played by Mr O. A. Thomas, B.A., organist. The bridal party returned to Gadlys after the ceremony, and after luncheon, the newly wedded couple left Holywell Station at three o'clock for their honeymoon. Among the wedding party were, in addition to those already named, Mrs Beattie (aunt of the bride), Mrs J. J. Williams (mother of the bridegroom), Mr and Mrs A. 0. Williams, Mr and Mrs E. J. H. Williams, Mr and MrsiH. Mather, Mr A. Foster Williams, Miss Jones, Holywell; Miss Jones, Bagillt; Mr and Mrs H. W. Jones, Mr J. Hy. Hope, Miss Clara Jones, Mr J. Gleave, Miss Winter, Oorniat; Mrs R. Foulkes, Mrs Smith, Mrs Edw. Jones, Holywell; Rev Jos. Ellis, &c., &c. There were a large number of handsome presents received by both bride and bridegroom from their many friends. A SONNET. On the oooasion of the marriage of Mr J. Ll. Williams to Miss Beattie. Halll Chains of Hymen, Love's delightful bond, That hold us fast whether we will or nay, Asking with smiling lips, And would ye stray P But with one voice we answer, Nay, thy reins Have led us ever on through such sweet ways, That we decline to leave thee; 1st us go Ever together hand in hand, and so Lead one sweet life until earth's twilight wanes." D. HBBBHBT PIHBCF. Holywell, June 29th, 1898.
BUOKLEY. A SUABT BOT.—John William Jones, of Mynydd Isa, aged 12 years, a pupil at Bistre National Sohools, under Mr T. LI. Jones, has gained the elementary and intermediate oertifioate of the Tonic Solfa College. The obtaining of the oertifioate is very creditable, and show A considerable smartness and ability in one so young. Mr Miohael Lewis of Buckley, is Master Jones' private musical teacher.
OONNAH'8 QUAY. A FASHIONABLE WEDDING. At Golftyn Presbyterian Chapel, on Thursday last, the marriage of Capt. Hugh Jones, Master of the Earl of Beaoonsfield," and Bessie Ann, eldest daughter of Capt. Riohard and Mrs Mesham, all of Penllan, Connah's Quay, was duly solemnized. The chapel had been tastefully decoratei for the occasion with a selection of choice flowers and ever- greens, this being the work of the choir, of which the bride was a member. At 11 a.m. the hour ap- pointed for the oeremony, the chapel was fillei to overflowing by admiring friends and well-wishers of the contracting parties. The relatives and invited guests p) e nt consist ad of the following: Mrs Mesham, and Mrs Jones (mothers of the bride and bridegroom), Mrs Dodd and Mrs Jones (grandmothers) Mrs David Jones (atfnt), Mr Wm. Jones, Chester (unols of the bride), Capt. and Mrs E. Dodd, also nephews and nieoes. The guests were Capt Robt. and Mrs Conway, Mr and Mrs James Prince, Capt and Mrs Ellis Hughes, Miss Cooper, Capt R. and Miss Conway, Mrs John Hughes, Messrs James Ed., John, and Mrs Prince, jun.. Miss P. A. Cooper and Mr Beoj Coppaok, Miss Prince, Misses PoJlie and Annie Griffiths, Chester; Miss Annie Read, Birkenhead; Mrs C. Viokers (cousin), Hisj Heysett and Miss Lizzie Heysett, the Misses Annie Jones, Polly Croft, Lizzie Griffiths, and Annie Lloyd, M r Obat. Kenohington, &a. Shortly after the time announced for the ceremony, the bride entered th e Church leaning on the arm of her father, and was att3nded by four bridesmaids-Miss Maggie Mfsham (sister of the bride), Misses Sissie and Aggie Jones (sisters of the bridegroom), and Miss Annie Jones (oousin). Mr Joseph Winstanlay, aoted as 4 beat- man,' who was supported by Messrs Dan Ferguson, and Charlie Hughes. The marriage oeremony was performed by the Rev John Roberta (Wrexbam), assisted by the Rev Riohard Jones (Maueott). The presents were very numerous.
Births.. HOPE—On the 26th met., the wife of J. Henry o Hope, B.A., Chapel-street, Holywell of a daughter. Marriages. WiLrAAM-BRATTIN-On the 29th met.. at St. Mary's Church, Bagillt, by the Rev Robt. Owen, B.A., Vicar of Bagillt, assisted by the Rev JosDavies, B.A., Holywell, Jos Llewelyn, third son of the late Mr J. Josepbu-3 Williams, and of Mrs Williams, Bryntirion, Holywtll, to Louiea Fanny Beattie, niece of Mr Hy. Beattie, Bryn Gadlys Cottsge, Bagillt. ueatns. AmBBTON-On the 23rd inst., at Greenfield, Holywell, Ann, widow of Mr S. Atherton aged 60 years. BUOXLBY-On the 27th inst., at Pentre Halkyn, Harriet, widow of Mit Edward Buckley, lead miner, aged 80 years. GALLAQHBB—On the 24th inst., at Penyball-sfreet, Holywell, Joseph William, son of Mr John Gallagher, aged 12 months. i H.&(tun-On the 28th inst., Mr Josiah Rowland Hague, Chester-street. Wrexham, nephew of Mr Joseph Hague, Holywell, aged 38 yeirs. JOlOS-On the 23rd intt., at Oldham, Myfanwy, youngest daughter of Mr Peter Evans Jones (Pedr Mawrtb), late of Bagillt, aged 4 ycu-a. JoxES-On the 25th inst., at the City Hospital, Liverpool, Harold Leonard, the darling child of Oadman and Margaret B. Jcne*, of b7, Granby Street, Liverpool, aged 31 years JONEs-On the 25th inst., at Greeufi, Id, Holywell, Elizatetb, widow of Mr Thos. Jones, aged 78 years. g wnwaxo-on the 25th itlt-t., at Babei), Yeceifiog, Jane, widow of Mr Wm. Williams, aged 55 years. °
set of members almost Wcsleyans others almost Methodists aDd a very large number are almost Rationalists. No wonder, so many Catholics lost their religion by reason of the environment of the multitudinous religions of England. Such Catholics became separated from the Army, they were surrounded and lost. Another lesson to be drawn from the Indian frontier inoident-the men stuck to their officer, and their officer stuok to them. They would not leave their position and escape because they were hampered by their wounded,—so in the battle of life in the fight for their religion let Catholics stick to their priest and their priest would stick to them, and look after the wounded. The intention of the Guild of Ransom was parallel to the orders of the British Army. Ransomers were to save England and they worked for it. They were in the minority but it did not matter-fight bravely for a good cause and God would grant the victory in His own good time. SILVER JUBILEE OF THE WELSH INDEPENDENT SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. A RECORD OF SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK. On Sunday last, the quarterly meeting of the Holywell District Sunday School Union, connected with the Welsh Independent Church, was held at Chapel-street Chapel (owing to the Penypylle Chapel undergoing renovation). The event was rendered the more interesting by reason of its being the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Union, and in celebration of the silver jubilee, the secretary, Mr Mynyddwr Roberts, gave a retrospect of the past period. Mr Wm. Williams, Gwespyr, was the president of the meetings. At the evening meeting, which was very largely attended, Mr Roberts gave an address in which be said, the Union, the silver jubilee of which they that day celebrated, was formed 25 years ago for the purpose of advancing the work of the Sunday School. How far the efforts of the promoters bad succeeded it would be difficult to form any adequate estimate. The active vitality of the union at the present time was of itself sufficient as a fair criterion of the advantages gained without proceeding to follow out the history of individual members who had for years taken a prominent part in the proceedings of the institution. When the Union was formed, 13 Sunday Sohools were affiliated, extending from Flint to Gwaenyscor, with a membership of 1264. Some 13 years ago six out of the 13 sohools, owing to the inconvenienoe of the extended distriot, withdrew and formed a separate Union. Subsequently three other schools, Ffynnongroew, Chester and Connah's Quay joined, bringing the number of sohools up to ten, at which number it now remains, and possesses a membership of 970. The work of the Union during the period referred to had included the learning and publio recitations by individual members of portions of Holy Scripture, viz. Jonah, Job, 119th Psalm, Proverbs, Revelations, and following Epistles, Peter, )ohn, Timothy and James, and Hebrews. Prizes and certificates were given for those reoitations. In addition, hundreds of Psalms were recited from time to time, and thousands of verses of Soripture. The examinations in the portions of Scripture selected, had been very succcssful, and the work lad ;f''idrd: The Babylonian captivity, mstoiy 01 uiadon, the sacrifioe of Christ, the Commandments, histories of Daniel, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, David, Elijah, Elisba, Paul, Ephesians, Jesus Christ, the Plagues, Sermon on the Mount, &c. For excellence in those studies book prizes and certificates were given, and many of thoie were now to be found in various parts of the world,—treasured mementoes of many happy Sundays in Sunday Schools of the fatherland. From distant Patagonia, word was brought that those little neatly printed cards bearing the name of the winner and other information of the examination were treasurol with all the pride of heirlooms. That was only one of many that could be named. Not only had the Union been eminently instrumental in fostering the study of Soripture but in advancing the improvement of that great adjunct to religious worship—music. In the ohapels music oooupied a more prominent place in the services now than formerly and it could not be denied that improvement was evident. To this result, the musical festivals of late years bad materially contributed. The festivals had been held at Holywell (3), Mostyn (3), Flint, Bagillt, Rhyl and Chester. During the twenty-five years, the hand of death had carried off the great majority at thoze who assisted at the initiation of the Union. Twenty-six prominent workers had "crossed the bar," of that original band of workers the only survivors were Dr. Pan Jones and himself. Of course others had joined and had worked well, full of enthusiasm that saw no faltering, and they were carrying forward the work theiv predecessors had to worthily initiated. The effeot of the Union had been to interest the members of the sohools by healthy competition, in the study of the Soriptures. Their plan had been a stimulous to the greater and more earnest enquiry into religion and of study and training in musio. Many of their early members of the Sunday sohool had benefitted by the training and now filled pulpits in various parts of the oountry, worthily to themselves and the credit of the Holywell Sunday School Union. He trusted that the success of the past 26 years would be continued for many years to come and that the same spirit of zeal and earnestness would dominate the rising members as it had those whose labours now were ended and those who now were still doing what they could for the cause they had at heart. Mr Edward Parry, Mr Wm. Jones and the Chairman, spoke o* r o 1 ff (t of the Union, and hoped they shu-l, e Á continuation of the success. _L__L-- The members of the school ana tne aeiegatt»>, were at the morning me3ting, oateohised by Mr Mynyddwr Roberts, on the parable of the Sower. At the meeting of delegates all the schools were represented. It was deoided to hold the next quarterly meeting at Connah's Quay the last Sunday in September. An apptication was reoeived that the Holywell district Sunday School Union, join the Welsh Sunday Sohool Union. The suggestion was considered but the deoision was deferred. At the afternoon meeting, the children were oateohised in Dr. Everett's catechism by Mr Evan Parry. Addresses were given by the delegates, at the afternoon and evening meetings. The principal proceedings in the evening mesting has already been dealt with, The mueical oontributions to the day's proceedings were highly creditable. In the afternoon the juvenile portion of the school, under Mr J. Edward Jones (Bagillt-street), with Miss Jones (Chapel-street) presiding at the harmonium, sang very effectively several pieoes, inoluding "O na bawn fel yr Iesu," Gyda'r Iesu," and Ceawoh i Dduw," in addition to hymns. At the evening service the adult choir, under the leadership of Mr J. E. Pierce, sang the anthems, "In y deobrenad," and "O Deuwoh i'r dyfroedd," concluding with" Onward Christian Soldiers." The singing of the anthems was excellent. Mr B. T. H. Barker (Liverpool), presided at the harmonium at the morning and evening meetings. The arrangements for this successful meeting, were under the care of Mr Samuel Jones (chemist), Superintendent of the Chapel-street Sunday School and Mr Maelor o. Roberts (secretary). INTERMEDIATE SOHOOL GOVERNORS. A meeting of the Holywell County School Governors, was held at the Sohools, Penymaes-road, on Saturday morning, when there were present:— Messrs. J. Carman (vice-chairman), presiding, U. Bromley, Daniel Pierce, Peter Jones, Wm. Jones, E. Bryan, P. Harding Roberts, R. Foulkes, Rev. D. Oliver, Mrs Johnson Jones. Olerk-M. Fred. Llewellyn Jones beadmalter-Mr J. 0. Davies. AN ACINOWLBDCMBNT. An aoknowledgment was received from Mr H. J. Gladstone, M.P., of the vote of condolence passed with Mrs Gladstone and family on the oocasion of the death of Mr W. E. Gladstone. THE WATEB SUPPLY SOHBltB. Upon tie recommendation of the Finance Com- mittee, after considerable correspondence between the Clerk and Mr Stone, re the water supply to the School bnildings, it was deoided to pay the account, L130 i is. IOd, which the claimant bad agreed to aaoept in settlement of the aooount, which totalled JE140 16s. Od. FENCING. The tender of Mr Thomas Hughes, joiner, &c., Holywell, was accepted for the erection of a boundary fenoing and gates at the school buildings, as per plans and specifications, at £54. THE FINANCIAL POSITION. The Clerk gave a report of the interTiow which Mr Bryan, the headmaster and himself, had with the County Governing Body, when they laid before the members the claim of the Holywell School for an additional grant. The Local Governors bad already paid X3289 13s. 8d. on the building account, still due £ 375; arohiteot's fees, &o., £ 120; furniture £160; laboratory, £ 150 which would make a total expenditure of J64184 13s. 8d. The payments towards the expenditure had been, subscriptions and interest, 41272 grants, ilbOO further grant, j6200 leaving a balance of JS1212 13s. 8d. required to complete the buildings and to pay off all accounts. No doubt the Governors would reoeive from X200 to jg220 from Mr S. Smith's fund. Those facts having been laid before the County Governing Body, the request was made for a further grant; L250 would probably be allowed. It was resolved to divide Mr Smith's grant into five parts, and if the Holywell School Governors would forward to the County School Governors a statement showing that they intended expending the money on a laboratory it would be transferred to the School account at an early date. The deputation asked for a further grant out of the general fund, but it appeared that the Oounty Governing Body had no general fund upon which they could draw. The only plan of the Governors, therefore, was to borrow a thousand pounds in order to oomplete the schools. There was a large balance on the general account, but the Governors could not utilse that money for building The Governors could get the money from the Public Works Loan Commissioners at 2f per cent., repay" able in thirty years. It was recommended that application should be made to obtain the loan.—Mr P. Harding Roberts said he did not agree with the proposal to obtain a loan, until after the aooounts of the Governors had beeu audited and they were in a position to know how they stood fiuanoially, and then they would know how much they absolutely required. To obtain a loan at the present time might prejudiee their position in the future. It would be to the greater advantage of the sohool if they could obtain subscriptions towards the com- pletion of the schoolg, or even if they raised the money by a bazaar or form of entertainment.—The School Governors agreed that it would be preferable to defer the matter until after the audit.-Mesors. D. W. Morris, North and Sou'h Wales Bank, and Lloyd Roberts, National Provincial Bank, were appointed auditors. THB TEACHING STAFF. The resignation was received and accepted of the seoond mistress. Miss A. K. Woods, B.A. On the proposition of Mr P. Harding Roberts, seconded by Mr D. Pierce, the Governors tendered their thanks to Mies Woods for the satisfactory way in which she had discharged her duties, The reoommendation to appoint a junior master was considered. The head- master said the sohool was seriously handicapped for want of a commercial master. A suggestion was afterwards made that the proposed junior matter should be also the technical master to take the subjects in the local Technical Classes.—Mr Wm. Jones opposed the latter suggestion, and considered that 78 scholars were not too many to be taught by four qualified teaohers.-The question was adjourned. THH TECHNICAL OLASSBS. The Governors proceeded to discuss the question of the Technical Education oentres. Mr Carman was appointed Chairman of the Conference (to be held that afternoon) of educationalists to consider the question of the oentres for technical olaseas.- The Clerk read a letter from Capt. J. B. Feilding, in which he said it would be a great mistake to alter the present olasses at Pautaosph.-The Clerk said, in reference to the Pantasaph centre, drawing and botany were the subjeots taken. Of the students in t' c s mly one-third were from without the Uunveut School. Two-thirds of the students were from without the oounty, and were being educated in technical subjeots at the expense of the Flintshire ratepayers.—Mr Harding Roberts suggested that the oentres should be at Holywell, Halkyn, Flint and Flynnongroyw, to multiply the centres would be to their disadvantage. -In reply to a question Mr Roberts eaid the Pantasaph centre would merge into the Holywell centre.—Mr Wm. Jones said the Teohnioal Instruction Committee of the County Council would never sanction the extinguishing of the Pantasaph oentre. Splendid work had been done there and the olasses had always complied with the requirements of the Teohnioal Instruction Committee. After some further dis- oussion it was decided to adjourn the meeting until after the Conference, in order to receive the recommendations. CONFERENCE OW TBOHNIOAL EDUCATION. On Saturday afternoon at the Holywell Oounty Sohool, a conference of teohnioal educa- tionalists was held for the purpose of considering the question of oentres for technical classes. The conference was convened by the Goyenors of the Holywell Intermediate Sohool, they having taken over the control of all the science and art and teohnioal classes in their sohool distriot. There were present, Mr John Carman presiding, Messrs E. Bryan, Wm. Jones, Thos. Thomas, D. Fierce, P. H. Roberts (Oounty School Q-ovenors), Mr J. 0. Davies, headmaster, Mr Foster Smith, seoend master, Mr F. Llew. Jones, olerk to the goyenors, Canon Griffith Jones, Mostyn, Rev. Howell Harris, Ffynnon- groew, Rev. Joseph Davies, HolywelJ, Dr. Jas. Williams, Holywell, Dr. J. H. Williams, O O., Flint, Messrs R. Sankey, H. A. Cope, 0.0., U. Bromley, O.C., R. Jones, 0.0., Ffynnongroew, T. A. Lambert, W. Garner, J. Jones, Halkyn, Miss Pugh, Miss Baker. Mr P. M. Williams, Rhyl, organising secretary of the Technioal instruction Committee, was also present. The Chairman haying introduoed the business of the Conference, the first part of the discussion was upon the question of grant, it being stated that the sum of £7 õ was allocated to Holywell and was subdivided as follows, Holywell centre, £ 35; Pantasaph, £ 30; Ffynnongroew, £ 10. Mr D. Pierce said one fact seemed plain upon the face of it, that the technioal olasses in the past had not worked satisfactorily to the Oounty Oounoil or to the Technical Instruction Com- mittee. A re-arrangement had been made, but he thought it would be soarcely fair to appoint the classes to each individual oentre where they had been hitherto. Some places might be adapted for certain subjects. He moved that three oentres be formed. Dr. J. H. Williams said it would be a greater advantage to have the names than the numbers. Mr Pieroe replied, he would name Holywell and Ffynnongroew for two centres. Dr. J. H. Williams: I do not think you intend to leave out Pantasaph, the beat class in the county (hear, hear). Mr P. Mostyn Williams, in giving an explanation of the position of the classes in the Holywell district, said he was pleased to report that the classes at Holywell and Pantasaph had always been successful since their establishment. Last year classes were formed at Ffynnongroew. He had not been furnished with the accounts so he could not speak of the results. At Pantasaph two subjects, drawing and botany, were taken. A question was raised at the last meeting of the Technioal Instruction Committee of the propriety of supporting the Pantasaph classes. Since then he had made further inquiries, and had visited the school and examined the registers. Out of 153 students on the general register, 46 were outsiders, and came from Newmarket, Mostyn, Penrallt, Lloc, Whitford, &c. There were two institutions at Pantasaph, an Orphanage and a Boarding School, the latter was the more important a. the students received their preliminary training as pupil teachers proceeding to elementary schools all over the United Kingdom. The classes had been very useful to those pupil teaohers in the preliminary stages. Those facts were considered by the Teohnioal Instruction Committee and thought suffioient to justify them in continuing the support of the classes at that school with publio money. The classes at Holywell had always been successful and varied, drawing, dress- cutting and cookery, (the latter in three stages) physiography. The high class and household cookery classes were self supporting; the physiography olass was worked much oheaper by the fact of the teacher—Mr Foster Smith, being resident in the town. The secretaries had also given their services gratuitiouely and worked admirably. At Ffynnongroew classes had been in existenoe for some time but no grant had been allowed until last year. The sum the County Oounoil Toted for the Holywell district was X76, and JE2 for apparatus. That 1. p sum was arrived at by comparison of the rate- able value and population, £600 had been laid aside for Teohnical instruction by the ODuntv Oounoil, L200 was allocated to agriculture, and JE800 to teohnical olasses. Holywell distriot which comprised the parishes of Holywell,. Flint, Halkyn, Ysceifiog, Whitford. Oaerwys, and part of Llanasa, and was oo-terminus with the Oounty School district. The Urban Oounoil could up to the 1st of August deoide to take over the control of the classes, but up to the present nothing had been proposed. The amount allooated to Holywell had been divided in three parts, HolyweU, £ 35; Pantasaph, £ 30; and Ffynnongroew, 910. This next year Pantasaph with;C30 would have to make up a large amount against a deficiency. Mr P. Harding Roberts said Mr Williams had referred to three centres, to his mind there should be four. It had been intimated that application would be made that Halkyn form a centre. Before deoiding on centres, the School GoverDors should know how many plaoes would make application. It would be a greater advantage to have a good olass with a good master in a oentral plaoe than a number of olasses spread about. Dr. J. H. Williams: The best way to get at it is by proposals. I move that the old centres plus Flint, be reformed. He thought there would be an effort made to work up the olasses in Flint this next session. Mr Thos. Thomas in seoonding the proposition said he did so as having been the first seoretary of teohnioal instruction olasses in the county. The Pantasaph and Holywell olasses had been the leading olasses in the oounty. He should be pleased to add Halkyn if it was desired. The Bev. Howell Harris said there had been olasses at Ffynnongroew for the last four years ohemistry, cookery, dress-cutting, and physiology (included with the ambulance olass), and oarving, had been carried on very satis- faotorily. They received some recognition last year for the first time and he believed they deserved it in the future. Mr R. Jones, Ffynnongroew, oonourred in the remarks made. Mr Bryan moved an amendment that nothing be deoided definitely, but that the looalities requiring olasses send in application to the Holywell Sohool Governors, when the Holywell and Pantasaph oentres could be oonsidered. Oanon Griffith Jones seconded the amendment which after some discussion was oarried. Mr Sankey said Mr Oope and himself formally applied for the continuation of the olasses at the Pantasaph centre. Mr Wm. Jones: On behalf of Holywell, I apply that the olass be eontinned. The Rev. Howell Harris applied on behalf of Ffynnongroew. It was aooordingly resolved to recommend to the Holywell School Governors that the oentres be Holywell, Pantasaph, Ffynnongroew, and Flint. On the proposition of Mr Bryan, seconded by Dr. Williams, it was further resolved that parties making applisation furnish partioulars of the requirements to the Court of Governors. Mr J. Jones applied on behalf of Halkyn that it form a oentre, the proposition was ruled out of order, but it was pointed out that application could be forwarded to the Holywell Oounty School Governors. It was resolved that the Olerk write to the secretaries where olaBses existed, and that the County Governors be asked to make enquiries in their respective distriots as to what subjeots were required. A vote of thanks to the Chairman oonoluded the prooeedings.