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I HOLYWELL Don't forget Connah's Quay St. Mark's Church Bazaar, June 3rd, 4th, and 5th. ILLNESS OF A COUNCILLOR. We regret to hear that Mr. H. Vaughan Lloyd, Comptou House, member of the Ur- ban Council, is laid up with a severe attack of pleurisy. CHILD RUN OVER. On Friday evening, when just beyond Pendref Chapel a little girl aged 5 years, daughter of Mr. John Henry Conlon, Bryn- ford-street, was knocked down by a horse and trap travelling in the direction of Bryn- ford. The child was bruised on the head and leg, and sustained some amount of shock. She was taken to Drs. Jones and Morris' surgery, where she was attended to by Dr.Morris. The next day the little girl had made good progress towards recovery. Z, DEATH OF AN OLD SOLDIER. The death took place on Monday night of a man well-known for many years in Holy- well, named John Jones. The deceased lived in Penybail street, and was a shoe- maker by trade. Many years ago lie was in the old 23rd Regiment, and when stationed in India he sustained injuries to his head by a fall down a well. The actual circum- stances were never properly known, as the effects of the injuries were left on him. He bad a penchant for pitying himself as "Poor John, the old soldier," and would straighten himself up in the old military style. By his death one of the most interesting characters of the town passes away. INQUEST ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP. ithin a few yards of the Monolith on Penybail the county coroner on Saturday afternoon, held an inquest The day was very fine and warm, and there being no place of easy access out in the open air was considered the best place. The inquiry was into the circumstances attending the death of Mr. Richard Price, of Groes Farm, Peny- bail, who was found dead in bed on Friday morning. The deceased was 74 years of age, Robt. Price, his son, lived with him, and from his evidence it appeared that the deceased had been confined to bed since the Sunday previous, suffering from a swollen foot. On the Thursday night he noticed his father was not so well and arranged to call in a doctor the following day. About 2.15 on Friday morning he awoke, and going to bis father found he had died during the night. Dr. C. E. Morris, who was called in by the last witness after the discovery, gave formal evidence cf the appearance of the deceased and the probable cause of death. The jury (of whom Mr W. Richard- sen, Bryn Awel, was foreman), returned a verdict of death from natural causes. TOWN CRICKET CLUB. The adjourned meeting convened for the purpose of forming a Town Cricket Club was held at the Town Hall on Thursday evening. Mr. Edwin Roberts presided. The sub-committee reported upon their in- quiries and inspection of suggested grounds I'D -the Strand and Greenfield Hall Park. The recommendation was strongly in favour of the field in Ffordd Fer, just beyond the County School plavine ground, and Mr. J. Price, Withington House, having offered very reasonable terms, it was decided to adopt the recommendation. It was stated by the committee that the preparation of the ground so as to secure a very satisfac- tory pitch would be no great difficulty or expense. It was resolved that the club be styled the. "Holywell Town Cricket Club." Mr. Edwin Roberts. N.P. Bank House, was unanimously appointed president and ehairman of committee. A number of vice- presidents were nominated. Mr. T. Water- bouse was appointed captain and Mr. Jau, arry vice-captain. Mr. J. D. Williams in- timated that he could not afford the time to continue as hon secretary, and desired that someone else be named. Mr. Frank McNamara was proposed, and, consenting to undertake the duties, was unanimously appointed hon. secretary. Mr. J. D. Wil- liams was asked to act as treasurer, and agreeing was duly appointed. The commit- tee was also appointed. In addition to the usual ex-officio members the following were elected: Messrs. Geo. Hughes, Rawson, Bellis, Ainslie, Pontefract, and R. J. Owen. It was agreed that subscriptions towards the club would be received at the two local banks. The question of members' subscrip- tions was discussed, and it was accepted that it be 5s. per annum for seniors, and 2s. 6d. for juniors. The secretary was de- sired to arrange fixtures with neighbouring cricket clubs as soon as possible. Arrange- ments were made for the preparation of the ground and other details, and the meeting closed with a vote of thanks to Mr. E. Ro- berts. THE LADIES AND THE CARNIVAL. The arrangements for the Carnival in aid of local charities in Holywell, Bagillt, and Greenfield are progressing satisfactorily, and much enthusiasm is shown by the mem- beis of the committee. On Monday a well- attended meeting of ladies was held in the Town Hall in furtherance of the movement and the continuance of the sale of roses, which proved such an attractive and suc- cessful section of the Carnival last year. Capt. Pulford, chairman of the General Committee, attended as a deputation to lay before the meeting the suggestion made t) Z, that the ladies carry out the work, and giv- ing an idea of what they should do. Capt. Pulford was appointed to preside, and it was decided that they should take up that portion of the work dealing with the sale of roses, collecting boxes, tableaux and other details. Mrs Cope, of Saithaelwyd, was unanimously appointed the president of the committee, and Mrs. T. C. Roberts secre- tary. A number of ladies were appointed on the committee, including representatives from Bagillt and Greenfield. It was re- solved to ask the ladies on the several com- mittees of the Cottage Hospital, the Holy- well and Bagillt and Greenfield Nursing Associations, the Christmas Dinner Com- mittee, etc., to co-operate with the com- mittee in advancing the success of the movement. A further meeting of the com- mittee wfts arranged for the following Wed- nesday evening. HOLYWELL SCHOOL GOVERNORS The monthly meeting of the Holywell County School Governors was held on Mon- day, when there were present: Mr. P. Harding Roberts (chairman), Mrs. Johnson Jones, Mrs. Trevor Jones, Miss White, Rev. Fr. Ryan, Rev. Dr. Oliver, Messrs. D. Pierce, J. LI. Williams, J. Carman, Jos. Edwards, J. Petrie, T. C. Roberts, with Mr J. M. Edwards (headmaster), and Mr. J. Kerfoot Roberts (clerk).—The Clerk stated that he had, as directed, inserted advertise- ments inviting applications for appointment as supervisor of examination. He had only received two applications, and one of them was not from a graduate and did not com- ply with the terms of the advertisement. The other asked for a fee which lie thought would be prohibitive. The applicant ap- plied for a guinea-a day and hotel and tra- velling expenses. Mr. T. C. Roberts sug- gested that the Governors should go back to their old custom of conducting the ex- aminations. The Chairman pointed out that the Governors had passed a resolution, and they must proceed; they were not en- titled to go back.—The Headmaster express- ed the hope that the Guardians would ap- point an outsider, and suggested that there were several graduates living in the locali- ty who would undertake the duties.—A committee was appointed, consisting of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Headmaster, and Clerk to inquire into and appoint some local person.—A letter was received from Miss H. Richards, senior teacher, resigning her position on the staff as from August next. She thanked the Governors for the kindness and consideration shown towards her since her appointment in 1912.— The Chairman moved that their recognition of the excellent services Miss Richards had rendered during the time she had been con- nected with the school be placed on record. —Mr. D. Pierce seconded the proposition, which was carried.—Miss White proposed that Miss Cooke be recognised on the de- parture of Miss Richards as the senior teacher. Miss Cooke had personality and was a good conscientious teacher. Dr. Oliver seconded the proposition, which was supported by Mr. J. Carman and Mr. J. Petrie.-Tlie Clerk was directed to take the usual steps to invite application for the ap- pointment of a successor on the 6taff. D COMPANY ORDERS. Company orders for week ending 30th May. Orderly Sergt., Sergt. H. A. Brook; Or- derly Corpl., Lce.-Cpl H. E. Heggie, Or- derly Bugler, Bugler J. E. Davies. Parades.—Monday, 25th May: 7.30 p.m., Recruits' Drill. Tuesday, 26th: 6-30 p.m., Boys' Bugle Practice; 7 p.m., Miniature Rifle Practice, under the supervision of the Orderly Sergt. Wednesday, 27th: 7.30 p.m Company Drill, strong as possible. Band will attend; dress, Drill Order, Bandoliers, Belts, and Frogs. N.C.O.'s and men should be ready to "Fall in" five minutes before the time ordered. Bugle Band Practice, strong as possible. Thursday, 28th: 6.30 p.m., Miniature Rifle Range Practice. Fri- day, 29th: 7.30 p.m., Recruits' Drill. Sat- urday, 30th: 12 noon, Standard Test Firing at Rhyl; N.C.O.'s and men will be warned by postcard. N.C.O.'s and men proceeding to Whit Camp will be notified as to hour of departure from Station by postcard. N.C.O.'s will attend on Mondays at 7.30 p.m., for a course of Semaphore. Every N.C.O. should be able to read and send a message correctly. (Sgd.) J. LLEWELYN WILLIAMS, Capt. Comclg. D Coy. 5th R.W.F.
FLINT. We are pleased to announce the success of Councillor William Howarth, Hilbre View, at the Llandudno May Day Races on Wed- nesday week, when "Welsh Sally" won the second prize of £3 3s. in the two-mile trot- ting handicap. FLINT CASTLE HOMING SOCIETY. The third old bird race in connection with the above Society was held oil Saturday, when 272 birds were liberated at Bath, a distance of 133 miles, at 11 o'clock. Some good results were obtained. The following were the owners of the winning birds :—1, Mr. J. W. Bellis, velocity 1230; 2, Mr. J. J. Bithell, 1230; 3, Mr. J. J. Bifhell, 1230; 4, Mr. J. Burke, 1219; 5, Mr. J Brown, 1218. RENT AUDIT DINNER. The annual rent audit dinner to the ten- ants of the Huntley and Muspratt Estate was held at the Cross Foxes Hotel on Thursday last. There was a good number present, and Mr. Isaac Taylor, Coleshill, the agent of the estate, presided, while Mr. W. Oldfield occupied the vice-chair. Congratu- latory toasts and speeches were given and a pleasant time was spent. Mr. A. Hatton was highly complimented upon his excellent catering. THE BEST BOY AND THE BEST GIRLS The Rector (Canon Nicholas, M.A.) and Mrs. Nicholas visited the Church of England Schools on Monday morning last, and re- quested the senior girl scholars (Standards V., VI., VII.) to vote for the best boy dur- ing the previous year, and the senior boys to vote for the two best girls. After count- ing the votes recorded, the Canon announced that the boy who obtained the highest num- ber was Thomas Jackson, Blue Bell, while Lily Bithell, Earl's Villa, and Alice Jones, Tyddyn Farm, were the girls who had the highest numbers. The Canon promised to award them handsome prizes-to the boy a full-sized cricket bat, and to the girls work boxes-at the school "Empire Day" celebra tion to-morrow (Friday) at 11 a.m. BOWLING. The Conservative Club Bowling Club were victorious on Saturday, when they defeated the Bowling Green Hotel Club by 78 points. During the afternoon the Town Band, under Bandmaster Haslam, played some pleasing selections on the Green to the delight of the members, and a collection was made towards the Band Fund. On Thursday last several members of the Conservative Club journeyed to Rhyl to play a friendly game of bowls with the Rhyl Club. An enjoyable game was played, but the Flint team met with a severe defeat. This is the first of a series of friendly matches which the Flint Conservatives hope to play with other clubs, in the county. EMPIRE DAY. On Sunday next, Empire Day, divine ser- vice will be held, weather permitting, in the grounds of Flint Castle (by kind permission of the Mayor and Corporation) at 3.30 p.m. The Regimental Band of the 5th R.W.F., under Bandmaster H. Delaney, will be pre- sent. After service the Territorials, Natio- nal Reservists, and Church Lads' Brigade will march over the New Bridge, and along Chester street to Trelawney square, where they will form up in front of the monument on which Lieut.-Colonel the Rev. Canon Nicholas, M.A., V.D., C.C., will place a wreath in memory of the members of the Battalion who fell in South Africa. The company will then return to the Drill Hall. "Walking-out dress" will be worn, and the company will fall in at the Drill Hall at 3 p.m DEATH OF MRS. JANE ELLIS. We regret to record the death of Mrs. Jane Ellis, of Mount street, in her 78th year. She had been in failing health for several months. The funeral, which was of a private character, took place in Flint Cemetery on Friday last. The Rev. John Williams (senior curate) officiated. The re- mains were conveyed from the deceased's home to St. Catharine's Welsh Crurch, where the first portion of the burial service was read, and the hymn "0 Fryniau Caer- salem" sung. As the remains were convey- ed from the chancel, Mr. Pryce Jones (or- ganist of St. Catharine's) played the Dead March in Saul. The mourners included Mr Edwin Ellis (son), Messrs. William John, Robert Edwin, Henry James, George and Albert Ellis (grandsons), Mr. George Fox, Mr. James Jones, and Alderman A. B. Xloyd. Floral tributes were received from Alice and Walter, Willie and Bessie, and Lizzie and Nellie The undertakers were Messrs. A. B. Lloyd and Son. DEATH OF MR. J. M. KIDD. It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr. James M. Kidd, of Willow House. The deceased gentleman had been in failing health for some time, and in spite of every attention and careful nursing, the end came on Sunday morning. Mr. Kidd, who originally came from Scotland, had re- sided in the borough for upwards of thirty years. He leaves a widow and one daugh- ter, for whom much sympathy is felt. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the blinds of the houses en route being drawn as a tribute of respect to the deceased. The Rev. John Williams officiated at tiio resi- dence and afterwards, assisted by the Rev. Humphrey Lloyd, at St. Catharine's Welsh Church, where the first portion of the burial service was held. As the remains were carried to the chancel, the organist (Mr. Edward Voyce Jones) played "0 Rest in the Lord." The hymn "Peace, Perfect Peace," was sung, and the cortege left the church as the Dead March in Saul was played. The Rev. Humphrey Lloyd officiated at the graveside, and the committal prayers were recited by the Rev. John Williams (senior curate). The chief mourners were:-Widow and daughter, Mrs. Booth and Miss Kidd, sisters (Huddersfield), Miss Porter, Mrs. Leeming (Chester), Mr. Pountney (brother- in-law), Mr. Dubois (brother-in-law), Mr. J. E. Leeming (nephew), Mr. Ray Pountney (nephew), Mr. Hogg. Among the general I public were: Mr. R. P. Bellis, Alderman A. B. Lloyd, Councillors Robt. Jones, W. Ho- warth and James Griffiths, Mr. John Wil-
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BAGILLT. Don't forget Connah's Quay St. Mark's Church Bazaar, June 3rd, 4th, and 5th. ACCIDENT TO A CYCLIST. Last week end Miss Beatrice Reece, of 2, Hanmer's terrace, Bagillt, while cycling along the road, collided with a motor car and sustained serious injuries to her left arm. THE LIGHTING OF THE DISTRICT. A meeting of the Bagillt Lighting Com- mittee was held on Wednesday evening week at the Boot Schools, Bagillt, Mr. John Edwards presiding. The question of ob- taining a reduction in the price of lighting Z3 for next season was discussed. Mr. E. A. Sainsbury, manager of the British Gas Light Co., attended at the request of the committee and discussed the matter. Mr. Sainsbury said he would do all he possibly could, and would lay the matter before the directors of the company at the earliest op- portunity, and let the committee know their decision. THE WHITSUNTIDE GALA. On Tuesday evening a meeting of the joint committee of representatives of local friend- ly societies was held to arrange the Whit- suntide Gala. Mr. J. V. Price presided. Messrs. D. O. Jones and J. Bagshaw were appointed joint secretaries, and Mr. Rich- ard Bellis, treasurer. It was decided to ap- proach tradesmen for subscriptions towards the sports. With regard to the procession it was decided that each society meet in their own lodge room and march in their regalia to the Foresters Hall, where the pro- cession will be formed to start off for the Blossom at one o'clock, returning from thence to the Boot Square and back to the field, where the sports will be held.
MOSTYN. The Church Army Mission Van is visiting Mostyn this week in the charge of Capt. Morris. The opening service was held at Christ Church on Tuesday evening, when the Revs. W. Vaughan-Jones, M.A., and T. G. Jones officiated, Capt. Morris delivered an address, and Miss E. E. Morris presided at the organ. On Wednesday evening Capt. Morris held an open-air meeting. TERRITORIALS. Detachment orders for week ending 30th May: — Orderly Sergt., Lce-Cpl G. Lewis. Parades.—Tuesday, 26th May: 7 p.m, Company Drill in Mostyn Park dress, Drill Order, Bandoliers, Belts and Frogs. The whole Detachment is expected to be on par- ade. Thursday, 28th: 6 p.m., Musketry on Park Range; dress, optional. Saturday, 30th: 12 noon, Standard Test Firing at Rhyl. N.C.O.'s and men will be warned by postcard. N.C.O.'s proceeding to Whit Camp will be notified as to hour of departure by postcard. All N.C.O.'s will be trained in Semaphore on Thursday evenings from 8 to 8.30 p.m. (Sgd.) H. M. DAVIES, 2nd Lieut. Comdg. Det. D Co. 5th R.W.F. FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF A CHAPEL. Last Sunday and Monday the English Congregationalists celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the chapel, ¡ Mostyn, in those days was a busy industrial centre. Of those who formed the member- ship only four remain, and two of them are deacons of the chapel—Mr. Hugh Williams and Mr. George Peers. The morning and 0 evening services on Sunday were taken by the Rev. Joseph Davies, Buckley, the first pastor of the church. On Sunday afternoon the service was conducted by Mr. M. Nadin, of Shotton (treasurer of the Flint Congregational Union), who also gave an address and recitations. Miss Gladys Wil- liams, Buckley, gave a fine rendering of the contralto oratorial solo, "He was despised and rejected." Mr T. H. Millichap, Ches- ter, recited. Mr. Percy Leighton and others gave solos, and the choir rendered the anthem "Cry out and shout." Mr. Ben Parry, the organist of the church, accom- panied the soloists, and Mrs. B. Parry ac- companied the choir and hymns, Mr. B. Parry conducting. On Monday afternoon the members, adherents, and children were entertained to tea. This was followed later by a concert, Mr. T. G. Pierce presiding. The programme was sustained by the fol- lowing artistes:—Miss C. E. Jones, Ffyn- nongroew; Mr. J. Wynn, Ffynnongroew; Mr. H. Williams, Trevor; Mr. J. D. Ro berts and party, Trevor; Mr. R. A. Hughes, elocutionist; pianoforte solo by Master G. W. Williams. Mr. Ben Parry was the ac companist.
GREENFIELD. RE-OPENING OF BEREA CHAPEL. Following upon interior alterations to Berea Baptist Chapel, Greenfield, re-open- ing services were held there on Wednesday. The alterations include the big pew, the pulpit, and the aisles. Services were held throughout the day, and the preachers were the Rev. R. E. Williams, Holywell, and Mr Wm. Pierce, Greenfield, tlie former in Welsh and the latter in English. z!1
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litim6 (overseer), Mr. H. W. Jones (post- master), Messrs. S T. Edwards, George Ar- dern, T. B. Bellis, J. Wilson-Owen, W. E. Bellis (Trebeirdd, Mold), Isaac Hughes, T. G. Jones, Edward Hcoson, Edwin Ed- wards. Beautiful floral tributes were re- ceived from:—Widow and daughter, Mr. Pountney and family, Mr. Dubois and family, Miss Porter, Mrs. Roberts, The Green; Mr. and Mrs. Leeming, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pountney, Mr. R. P. Bellis and all at Trebeirdd, Jessie (Willow House). The undertakers were Messrs. M. S. Rogers and Sons. CONCERT. A successful concert was held in the Eng- lish Congregational Chapel on Thursday last. The performance was given by the members of the Sion Welsh Congregational Band of Hope as a concHisio11 to their win- ter session, during which much good work has been done by the Rev. J. D. Williams and Miss Ellis, Council School. During the session there has been an average member- ship of 80 children. The chair was occupied by Mrs. J. Humphry Williams, St. Mary's Mount, who during the interval congratula- ted the children and the organisers upon the excellent performance, and the good work accomplished in the temperance cause during the past session. The programme consisted of pianoforte solos by Miss Adelaide Parry and Master John Lloyd Jones; choruses by the Band of Hope chil- dren—"Busy Bees" and "Milk or Beer" a chorus by the Band of Hope girls, entitled "Blue Ribbon." A recitation, "Excuses for drinking," by Miss Gladys Jones, and "Just like Mother" by the Misses Ethel Jones, Alice Jones, Ada Hewitt, Olwen Parry, and Mary Catherine Roberts; song and chorus, "Father is drinking again," by Miss Adel- aide Parry and the children. The duties of accompanist were well carried out by Mr Arthur Davies Jones, Foundry House. A dialogue entitled "Britannia and her ste- wards" was excellently performed, and the dresses worn by the different ehaiacteis made a very pleasing effect. The characters were impersonated by the following: Brit- annia, Miss Adelaide Parry; Mercy, Miss Eva Trussel; Justice, Miss Violet Jones; Herald, Miss Fanny Hughes; King Alcohol, Master Benj. Parry Navy, Master Gwilym Roberts Army, Master Caradog Parsonage Old Age Pensions, Miss Lizzie Hewitt; Edu- cation, Miss Gwladys Jones; Workman's Wife, Miss Polly Lloyd; Nurse, Miss Mag- gie Erasmus; Insurance, Master David Erasmus Athlete, Master Herbert Phillips Judge, Master Leonard Griffiths. A chorus entitled "We are but young abstainers," concluded an enjoyable entertainment. The Rev. J. D. Williams proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs. J. H. Williams, which was heartily carried. FLINT PARISH THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT. The annual statement of receipts and pay- ments for the Parish of Flint was issued to the parishioners on Sunday, and its perusal must be a suurce of great pleasure to all concerned, because it reveals the flourishing condition of the finances of the parish. The total sum received was £1579 19s. Id., while the expenditure was £ 1560 Is. 8d. The total expenses of the Parish Church were £ 383 8s. lid., with a small deficiency of lis. 7d.; St. Thomas's and St. David's Churches have a surplus balance and the clothing club re- ceipts amounted to V.708 14s. lid., which is spent in local shops. The Church Workers' Association (hon. sees., Mrs. T. B. Bellis and Miss Kate Edwards) does much good work by the distribution of parcels of cloth- ing among the poor at Christmas shows. The expenditure was £ 34 5s. 4d., exclusive of numerous valuable parcels of clothing contributed by Churehworkers. Again, Churchpeople owe deep gratitude to the Rector, who so liberally subscribes to all the different objects in the parish, the amount this year being over £ 305. The Rector's let- ter to his parishioners is worthy of wider circulation than the confines of the parish. It reads :—"My Dear Friends,—I have great pleasure on this, my 34th Easter, to place the annual statement of accounts before you. In looking back over these many years, I think of my arrival in Flint, with the resolution that it was better to attempt little and do it well than to make large plans which were not practical. To-day I thankfully own that "something has been at- tempted, and something done" in those years. I have always held to the opinion that self-sacrifiice and sympathy—though often misconstrued—are the principles which enable a clergyman to be successful in his parish, for without self-sacrifice no life has much real strength, and without sympathy with his parishioners a man is without pow- er to influence them. The future seems thick with clouds, but the Church must ac- cept with a brave heart any responsibility that may be thrown upon her, and with a livelier faith and a more ardent 1 than ever, bend to her work of serving Mas- ter.—Believe me, Always yours sL.ecrely, W. LI. Nicholas."