ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BRYNFORD. Anniversary Services. SUNDAY, JULY 11th 1909. S o a m Holy Communion (English), 10 o a.m. WelsA Se) vice. 3 0 p.nt English Service. 6 jo p.m. Welsh Service. TBII REV- JOSRPH DAVIES. B A. Vicar of Penycae, WILL PREACH AT ALL THE SERVICES. 7 P.M. MONDAY EVIXING, WKMH SBEVICK: THB REV. T- LLOYD. BA., VICAB OF BHYL, WILL PBBACH. The Offertories will be devoted to OhUTCh Expenses THB ANNIVERSARY TEA FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH, 1909. AT TUII NATIONAL SCHOOL- TEA on the Tables at 3 p.m.; SPORTS, &o., in the Rectory Field. A BAND WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE. ADMISSION :—To Tea and Field, Is.; Field only, 6d. ZION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, NEAR HOLYWELL. EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL TEA PARTY AND GRAND CONOERT IN CARMEL COUNCIL SCHOOL, ON Wednesday, August Nth, 1909. THA FBOM 3 TO 5.30 P H.; COMOBBX AT 6.30. Amomoiq.-Tea and Concert, Is. j Concert only, 6d, PRELIMINARY NOTICE. 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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that all Creditors and other persons having any debts, clutns or demand* at?ai4ia» the estate of Mary Frances Sankey, late of Forebridge Villa, Stafford, but formerly of The Vron, Holywell, North Wales, spinster (who died on the 20th day of May, 1909, and whose Will wa proved in the Prinoipal Registry of the Probate Division of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, on the 16th day of June, 1909, by Trevor Eyton and Williaoa Srankbonae Holden, the Executors therein named), ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to send particulars in writing of their debts, clamM or demands to us, the undersigned, on or before the 27th day of July, 1909, after which date the said Exeontors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Testatrix amongst the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the debts, claims and demands of whioh they shall then have had notice, and that they will not bs liable for the assets or any part thereof eo distributed to any person or persons of whose debt, claim or demand they shall not than have had notice. Datei this 18th day of June, 1909. CLEAVER, HOLDEN & Co., 26, North John Street, Liverpool. Solicitors for the said Executors. 'oJ HOLYWELL COUNTY SCHOOL. Clerk Wanted. APPLICATIONS are invited for the Office of CLERK to the Court o £ Governors of the Holywoll (Intermediate and Technical) County School, at a commencing salary of 935 a year. Preference will be given to a person having a know- ledge of the working of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, and who is resident in the district of Holywell. A knowledge of the Welsh language is desirable. Applications with copies of three recent testimonials, to be sent in to me, at the Cottage, Holywell, endorsed Application for Clerkship," before SATURDAY, the 3rd of JULY, next. P. HARDING ROBERTS, Chairman of the Court of Governors. Jane 19kb, 190 9. 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It is stated that a manifesto is to be issued by the minority of Welsh members of Parlia- ment calling for the formation of a Welsh National party, to be followed by an agitation throughout the Principality against the Government on the ground that nothing is being done for Wales. Whilst a number of Shotton fishermen were salmon fishing near Hawarden Bridge, they captured a huge shark, measuring about five or six feet in length. The creature showed a considerable amount of gameness, and the fishermen's task was not fraught without danger. It took fully ten minutes hard battering before they could dispatch it. This is the first shark ever caught in the Dee at Shotton. The King at Windsor Castle on Saturday afternoon received representative detachments of 108 Territorial regiments, and presented to them guidons and colours, There was a grand and imposing ceremonial, the flags being consecrated by the Chaplain-General, and subsequently passed, the King touching the crown on each flagstaff, into the custody of the tespective colour parties. The Queen and most of the Royal Family were present. During last week-end a startling new policy by the White StarjLine, working in conjunction with the London and North-Western Railway Company, was disclosed. The scheme is to adopt Holyhead as an inward and outward port of call for the White Star liners on the New York service, and to establish a special train service, between that port and London and other parts of the country. An experi- mental landing and despatch of passengers, baggage, and mails from the Cedric took place on Sunday, and was pronounced most successful. It is computed that the saving of time for London passengers as compared with the best that the Liverpool route could offer was about 31 hours. Three specials 46 made the non-stop runs from Holyhead to London.
HOLYWELL. Tai BAND AND TOWBB GABDHMS.—On Wednesday evening the Tower Gardens were re-opened for the summer season, and the Welsh Flannel Mills Band attended, and played a selection of tnosio in a very pleasing manner. There were amumber of people in the grounds, notwithstanding that the day had been very showery. JUNH BAIL.-On Tuesday the long spell of dry weather bloke, and copious and welcome showers fell at intervals from early the previoas night. A little after five o'olook in the afternoon during a particularly heavy shower bail fell for some minutes. The hailstones were the size of paas. There were several peals of thunder and repeated flashes of lightning. VISITATION AND COMFIBMATION.—On Sunday last, the Right Rev Bishop Mostya made his annual visitation at St. Winefride's Church, and in the course of remarks made during the morning celebra- tion referred to the way the congregation fulfilled their religious duties. He congratulated Father Ryan on the great improvements now being made in the Church, by the enlargement, which are nearly completed. In the afternoon, his lordship administered the sacrament of confirmation to over thirty oandidates. Bishop Mostyn was assisted in the service by Father Ryan. FABHBBS AND THBIB Fzocxo. Acting Chief. Constable J. Ivor Davias has just issued an im- poitant abstract of the orders affecting sheep in the County of Flint, and which it will be well for farmers and sheep graziers to carefully Dote. For the prevention of the infection from sheep soab the oidess prescribe two dipping periods-frgm telótb July to che 31st August, and from the IstSoptembe to theilst Ootober. A farmer or sheep owner wil be exempted from the first dipping period, provided the dipping after July 15th, has been done in the presence and to the eatisfaotion of a constable and have not since been in ooctract with undipped sheep. From July 15th to October 31st, no sheep will be admitted to market, fair or exhibitiou unless dipped within 42 days before scch exposure. Within the same period, gheep and lambs going out of the area, will require to be licensed, for slaughtering the animals will bear a red crass on the back. FLINTSHIBB THACHHBS' NATOBH STUDY CLUE.— On Saturday last the first ramble of the Nature Study Club conaeated with the Flint County Teacher*' Association took place, when a good number from all parts of the county assembled at Hawarden. Mr Harniman aoted as eonduotor, and visits were paid to the Gladstone Memorial Library, the Churoh and the old Castle, and a botanical ramble through the wood was included. Ur J. D. Adkins, Hawarden, contributed to the success of the ramble, and Miss L. Jones, in the absence of her sister, Miss E. Jo es, through illness, fulfilled the secretarial duties for the day. Tea was provided at the Welcome Coffee House. The ramble was very enjoyable. The next ramble will include the district of Ffrith. DEATH OF A LOWIIB Diswax WORTHY.—A well- known and highly-respected resident of Lower Darwen, Mr Robert Davies, passed away on Tuesday last at his residence, Duchess-street, at the age of 63. Deceased was a son of the late Mr Thomas Davies, Mount, Penyball-road, Holywell. Although a native of Holywell, for the past 26 years he had resided at Lower Darwen, during 18 years of which he had been sub- post mister. A member of the United Methodist Church, deceased was a prominent and entbutiasti43 worker, and was always ready to do his utmost in whatever the ohurch required of him. He had suffered for the past month from an affeotion of the heart. The funeral took place at Blaokamoor Ohcrob, on Friday, a service being held previous to interment at the Church to which be belonged. The servioe was conducted by the Rev. A. E. Bowyer, as was also the service at the graveside, and the Rev. H. C. Ranshaw and the Rev. O. Davies, offered prayers. The mourners wereMrs and Miss Davies, Mr and Mrs Thomas Davies, Mr and Mrs William Davies. SBBIOUS ACCIDSHT TO A HOLYWBLL LADY.-Last Sunday evening, Mr and Mr W. Howard and Mr J. Howard, Assisi House, Well-street, were returning home down Halkyn-road, having been for a drive through Flint and Northop, and when near Milwr the pin of one of the shafts of the phaeton in which the party rode dropped out and the shaft dropped. The loose shaft dangling at the horse's legs, startled the animal which bolted down the hill. Un- fortunately, Mrs Howard stepped out of the vehicle and fell heavily on the road, sustaining a severe scalp wound and a dislocation of the shoulder. Messrs W. and J. Howard retained their seats, but were unable to arreet the wild oareer of the bocse whioh continued its course down the road until just opposite the County Buildings, Mr J. Howard was successful in guiding the horse towards the keib which acted as a brake and the runaway was stayed. They returned to Stamford, and Mrs Howard Laving been temporarily attended to, was oonveyed home, in a somewhat serious state. Mrs Howard is progressing as satisfactorily as can be expected after her trying and painfnl experience. ROYAL FBMBRORBS-IMPBROSIVII OEBBHONy.-The ceremony of "laying up" the colours of the Royal Pembroke Regiment of Militia took place on Sunday last at the &t Mary's Church, R averfordwest. The colours were entrusted to the honour of the regiment by King George III, and during the past century they have been the sacred charge of the officers, non-oommissioned officers and men of the regiment. The Church was crowded to its utmost ocpaoity, the service being conducted by the Vicar (the Rev J H Davies). The officers of the regiment proceeded to the Churoh, headed by the Town Band, and accompanied by the Territorials in com- mand of Captain W. J. Jones, and were met at the Church door by the Vioar, Churchwardens and Ohoir. After short matins had been sung the oolonrs were presented to the "Vicir by Hon. Colonel Wills, who said, "On behalf of the offioers and ratn I entrust these colours to the safe custody of the vioar and churoh wardens of the Parish Church of St Mary's, so that they may remain as emblems of the loyalty and am a reminder of the services of the Pembrokeshire Regiment to their King and country." In a few suitable words the Vieai acoepted the colours and handed them to the churohwardens. The offioers present at the ceremonial were Colonel W. O. Cope, Colonel Willis, Captaia Houston, Captain Price, Lieutenant R W Wyaniatt, Lieut. Spies, Lieutenant and Quarter-master Black. After the hymn "Soldiers who are Christ's below," had been sung, the Archdeacon of St David's delivered an impressive address. OONOSBT AND PBESBNZATION.—At a meeting at St. Martin's (Welsh) Schoolroom, Chester, on Wednesday, there was a presentation to the Rev. Albsn O. and Mrs Thomas on their leaving Chester. Mr D. Stone (the organiser of the fond) proposed that Arohdeaooa Barber take the chair, and read letters from Mr B. O. Roberts, Colonel Evans-Lloyd Mr Morris Thomas, Mrs Stolterfoth, and several ethers. Arohdeaoon Barber said he wae quite pleased to be there, but there was a certain amount of sadness about it. They were loosing a very able, hardworking, painstaking and sympathetic worker for Christianity, who had at all times endeavoured to minister to the needs of the Welsh community in Chester, and he was sure he was voicing the opinion of the whole of the Welsh people in Chester when he said they regretted his departure after his sojourn of about seven years. Mr C. Greenhouse made the presentation to Mrs Thomas of a lady's silver oomp nion (toilet), and expressed his sincere regret at her departure from Cheater. Mrs Jones, Liver- pool-road, then made the presentation of a pune of gold to Rev. A. O. Thomas, and asked him to accept it 18 a token of the high esteem in which he was held by the congregation and hoped that be and Mrs Thomas and family would be long spared to remember their sojourn in Chester. Mr Henry Jones fpoke in eulogistio terms of the services rendered to the Welsh Society in Chester by Mr Thomas. Mr Thomas had been a man of very great service to anything connected with the Welsh community in Chester. He was ready at all times to render assistance, whether to Ohurchmen or Nonconformists and their appreciation of his work was distinctly shewn that night by members of other denominations assembling to bid him good luck in his undertaking. He was quite snre he was voicing the opinion of all when he said they were sorry to loose Mr and Mrs Thomas, and wished them and theii family prosperity and happiness in theis new home. Mr Thomas, who was received with great applause, thanked all who had subscribed to the testimonial, and said he was very proud to think of the high esteem io whieh he was held by tbe congregation of St.' Martin's Welsh Ohurch. He was very sorry to leave Chester, and he would never forget the kind friends he had made in the city. Air E. Twist Jones arranged the musical item., which were muoh appreciated. Light refreshment was provided. Mis Alice Testl and Mra Thomas kindly presided at the piano. DEATH OF MB P. MOSTYN WILLIAMS. By the death, which occurred on Wednesday week, of Mr P Mostyn Williams, Oraigmor, Princess street, Rhyl, has lost one of its oldest and best known residents, and one who for many years figured very prominently in the publio life of the town and district. His health had been failing for some time, and ho had been unable to get out of doors for the last few weeks. He was in his 81st year. Mr Williams was a native of Mostyn, and for several years held important positions in connection with various undertakings, notably the Mostyn Ooliieries and the Wigan Coal and Iron Company. During over 30 years- residence in Rhyl, previous to which he resided in Holywell, and was a member of the Looal Board of that town, he took a very keen interest in municipal, political and religious work. On both the old Board of Improfement Com- missioners and the Urban District Council he proved himself an able administrator, and he had the distinction of being chairman of the former body during the last years of its existence. He served the town and district with great ability on the St. Asaph Board of Guardians and the Flintshire County Connoi He was, we believe, one of the original members of the latter authority, and resigned his seat on being appointed orgauisiug secretary for teoholoal instruc- tion, a post he held until his death. Hisabilitiesin that direction were aluo recognised by the Denbigh- shire County Council, and he had a great deal to do with the work of the Lleweni Hall Dairy School I nadir the awpiws of Bangor Uniyorsity College. A Liberal of very pronounced views, he rendered his party ungrudging service, and at election timell he was invariably in the tray. For several years the party's registration work devolved largely upon him, and his share in the successes of Lord Richard Grosvenor (now Lord Stalbridge), the late Mr John Roberts, Abergele, the late Mr Samuel Smith, and Mr J. Herbert Lewis was no small one. His political work at times brought him into close con- tact with the late Mr W. E. Gladstone. The funeral took place at Zion, Holywell, on Saturday. FEAST OF ST. WINEFRIDE. The celebration of the Feast of St Winefride was on Tuesday last. Many visitors attended and St Winefride's Church was crowded. As the edifioe has now praotioally double the amount of accommodation for the congregation the number present was therefore considerable. The new portion of the Ohurch is completed, and the renovation of the original building is being pushed forward, and it is being arranged that the formal opening of the Church take place towards the end of next month. Early mass were said on Tuesday morning, and at eleven o'clock Pontifical High Mass was sang by the Right Rev. Bishop Mostyn. The deacon and sub-deacon at the Mass were Father Vignaun, and Father Ooogan. The assistant priests at the Throne were, the Rev. Dr Hook, and Father Drakes; the Very Rev. Dean Jennings, also offioiated, and the Rev. J. D' Aray was the master of ceremonies. The ohoir under the direction of Mr Joa. Howard, organist, sang St. Winefride's Mass," the composition of the organist. The solos were contributed by Miss O. Howard, Mr T. W. Sibson, and Mr W. A. Howard. The offeit vy pieoe was Santtey's "Ave Maria" by Mr W. A. Howard. The preacher was the Rev Father Fletcher, Master of the Guild of Ransom, who dwelt upon the lives of the English Martyrs, and St Winefride's in particular. Referring to the shrine, the preacher congratulated the Rev Father Ryan and the congregation upon the beautiful and extensive enlargement of the church that had been carried out. The service was attended by his Houour Sir G. Sherston Baker, County Court Judge, who is for this month exchanging circuits with his Honour Judge S. Moss. Following the celebration, a service waj held at St Winefride's Well. The congregation walked in procession to the Well, but no banners were oarried owing to the weather being so showery. The Rev Father Fletcher conducted the service at the Well, and at the olose the relic of St. Winefride was venerated. In the evening there was Benediction in the Churoh. COUNTY COURT TUESDAY.—Before His Honour Sir G. S. Baker, Bart., Judge j H. A. Cope, Esq., Registrar. LICENSEE OF AN EAGLE AT NO GREAT ALTITUDE. In a judgment summons remitted from the High Court, Messrs Evans and Co., Chester, sought to obtain an order against Samuel Davies, licensee of the Spread Eagle, Holywell. Mr J. Kerfoot Roberts appeared for the judgment creditors, and Mr Elford H. Roberts defended. Mr A. Pyett, Chester, representing the firm, stated that the defendant was the licensee of the Spread Eagle, Holywell.—His Honour That is not enough. There may be licensees of a good many Eagles, and doing very badly. (To the defendant) What is your, turnover ?— I Defendant: The house is a very poor one- 2 a week.—Mr Elford Roberts: You do not make £2 a week ?-O, dear, no.—What is your profit ?-Nothing the house is a loss. —His Honour: Why does he not give it up then ?—Mr E. Roberts: He is anxious to do so.-By Mr J. K. Roberts Before coming to Holywell, he kept the Black Lion, Flint. He was compensated when the house closed. He received .£25, He paid other creditors as far as he could.—Mr J. K. Roberts The house keeps you ?—Defendant; No, I keep the house.—You look remarkably well ?— Perhaps I do.—His Honour: I think under the circumstances I will not commit. I will grant a new order at 39s. a month. A QUESTION OF COMPENSATION. This was an application for the issue of a warrant of execution in respect of certain arrears of payment under an award for com- pensation in which the applicant was William Williams, sawyer, Panton Place, Holywell, and the respondent was John Owen, Plas Ucha, Whitford. Mr Eltord H. Roberts was for the applicant, and Mr Aneurin O. Evans, Denbigh, appeared for the respondent, Mr Roberts explained that the application arose out of an award made under the Workman's Compensation Act, on the nth June, 1907. The award was for the payment of a certain amount or to find suitable employment. The applicant after the award was made, returned to his employment under the respondent and remained there until the 13th May last. During that time applicant lost 13 days owing to the effects of the accident, and in respect of those 13 days he claimed 2s. Sd. per day. On the 13th May last applicant was discharged from his employment by the respondent, and the claim was that for the four weeks the compensation allowance of 8s. a week was due, and in respect of that amount he asked that a warrant of execution be issued against the respondent.—His Honour enquired was the applicant discharged or did he give up his employment voluntarily ?—Mr Roberts replied that he was discharged.—Mr A. 0. Evans said his claim was that the applicant left his employmeiit.-William Williams, the claimant, stated he went to work for the re- spondent a week after the award. He stayed as long as he could until he failed. He returned to work time after time. The work was too hard and he had occasionally to stop owing to the effect on his hand. He made a note every time he "knocked off." Witness said he was working at Llanefydd Farm, The son came up and wanted him and another man to go to Abergele the same evening. They were two tired, and went the next morning. The respondent came to them the next day, and told them to stop. They did, and went off. He said to the son Give me the wages." The wages were paid.—By Mr Evans: The pain and not the rain stopped him working.-By Mr Roberts: They were cross-cutting fire wood for the soldiers at Conway. They were two-an-a-half miles from Abergele, away over the mountain.—His Honour refused the application. A DISPUTED THRESHING ORDER. This was a claim for £ 1 for threshing corn in which John Lloyd and Son, Plough Farm, Bagillt, were the plaintiffs, and, Bertie Roberts, Oaklands, Bagillt, the defendant. Mr J. Kerfoot Roberts was for the plaintiff, and Mr T. W. Hughes for defendant. The claim was that on September 14th last, the plaintiffs' traction engine and box were engaged for six hours threshing corn at Oaklands. The plaintiffs' charge was 28s. a day or 20s. for any portion of a day.-Thomas Lloyd said the machine was his brother's but he did the work. It was an arrangment. Defendant had refused to pay.—J. D. Lloyd stated he gave the use of the threshing machine to his brother for the work at Oaklands, as he (plaintiff) had threshed the corn for him. The order for threshing was not given to him. —Evidence was given by the defendant that he instructed J. D. Lloyd, Graig, to thresh the corn, as J. D. Lloyd owed him money for potato ground.—Verdict for plaintiffs for for amount claimed. A CLAIM FOR RENT. This was an action brought by Edward Jones, Freeland Stores, Prestatyn, againt R. Davies, Halendy, Mostyn, for the recovery of 4 18 rent of a house and shop at Prestatyn, and called The League Cycle Depot," Mr Gasgoyne, Prestatyn, was for the plaintiff, and Mr J. Kerfoot Roberts defended. The state- ment was that on the 30th April, 1908, a tenancy agreement was entered into by which defendant took a shop from the plaintiff at a rental of 4 18 a year, rent to be paid quarterly, in advance, three months notice to be given to expire on the 1St of May. About December last defendant asked plaintiff if he would agree to another taking the tenancy. Plaintiff declined to agree to the change of tenancy, but did not object to the defendant sub-letting. The agreement of tenancy was submitted, which his Honour remarked was a curious agreement,—Mr Gasgoyne explained that the rent was sent by cheque on the 1St of May last c. in final settlement and termination of the tenancy.Mr Roberts said his point was that the defendant had given notice.— Plaintiff admitted having signed a document relating to the tenancy, but claimed that he only signed it as witness. He had not read it over. The defendant rushed him when he signed it. The document was to transfer the tenancy to Gilbert Smith. He denied having put a notice on the shop These premises to let."—The defence was that in November. defendant told the plaintiff he intended to give the place up. Plaintiff told him he thought he could find another tenant and recommended a painter, and Gilbert Smith, whom he was persuaded to go to. They drew out a small agreement which Jones read over. He told plaintiff he intended to give up the tenancy on May ist. He asked if plaintiff agreed to the tenancy. Plaintiff said <! No, let it run on and make a fresh agree- ment," He said to plaintiff Remember I finish in May."—By Mr Gasgoyne: It was his place to pay the rent. Mr Jones called in November, at Halendy, and agreed to enter into an agreement in May with Mr Gilbert Smith. Gilbert Smith said the document was read over at his office. Edw. Jones was the leading spirit" in the agree- ment. There was a notice in the window written in chalk,-His Honour: You have proved your evidence. Verdict for defendant. NEW FLINTSHIRE MAGISTRATES. The following gentlemen have been ap- pointed Justices of the Peace for Flintshire —Thomas Aitken, Bodelwyddan; William Astbury, Northop; Samuel Beresford, Mold- John Carman, Gerddi Beuno, Holywell; William Fryer, Kinnerton; John Elias Buckley Jones, Rhyl; Robert Jones, Sir Challes B. B. M'Laren, Prestatyn; Henry Horatio Millar, Josiah Thomas Morgans. Mold; Colonel Ll. E. S. Parry, D.S.O. Rhuddlan; Peter Edward Roberts, Thomas John Scott, Prestatyn Dr. William Thomas, Rhyl; Dr. Herbert W. Stey Williams, Castle Hill, Holywell. WHICH MR. ROBERT JONES? A curious situation has arisen in connecion with the magistrates created last Saturday. Among them occurs the name Robert Jones, and as there are a number of residents of that name, including two who are members of the County Council, considerable doubt is felt as to which particular Mr Robert Jones is indicated. A communication to the Lord Chancellor on the subject has not yet elicited an explanation It has since been ascertained that the gentleman selected is Mr Robert Jones, of Manchester House, Mold
THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS AND THEIR COLOURS. THE KING'S PRESENTATION. BRILLIANT SCENE AT WINDSOR. As stated in our last issue that Saturday would be a memorable day in the history of the 5th Battalion (Flintshire) Royal Welch Fusiliers (T.F.) on the occasion of the pre- sentation of the colours to the Battalion by his Majesty the King, at Windsor, such proved to be the case. The Fifth-tormerly the 2nd Volunteer Battalion-formed one of the 108 units of the Territorial Force to receive their colours at the hand of his Majesty King Edward VII., and a more brilliant scene in the grand old park has seldom been witnessed. It was a distinction for those officers and men who were privileged to act as the representatives of the battalion, and right well they maintained the reputation of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The detachment assembled at Connah's Quay, where the final touches were given their equipment for review order-scarlet uniform and busbies, and to which was added the "flash" or queue depending from the back of the neck of the tunic, and it was a distinctive decoration peculiar to the Royal Welch, and which those who receive the "flash" will be entitled to continue to weat as a memento of the occasion. The Flintshire detachment included: Colonel Hurlbutt. The colour party-Lieut. Beswick, Hawar- den Company j Lieut. Chas. G. Gordon, Holywell Company; Col.-Sergt. D. E. Davies, Flint Company: Sergeant Baird, Connah's Quay Company; Sergeant Bellis, Hawarden Company; and Sergt.-Major G. Vale, Hawar. dea, Mold-Private Cooper, Private Marti4 Holywell-Col.-Sergt. J. Kerfoot Roberts, and Corporal A. Boyle. Rhyl-Corporal Wilton, Private Hughes, and Privare Jones. Colwyn Bay—Lance-corporal Fleet, and Private J. Evans. Flint-Private Hayes, and Private Bellis. Caergwrle-Private Wynne, Pte Matthews Connah's Quay—Private Dale, Pte J. E. Hughes.