GRAND CONCERT IN THE NEW ASSEMBLY HALL. A grand vocal and instrumental concert, the proceeds of which will be applied to the fund for converting the upper portion of the Market Hall into an Assembly- room for the use of tho town, came off with due eclat on Tuesday evening last. The concert was promoted by the members of the Holy- well Orchestral Society, who also gave their services on the occasion, and the committee with Mr. J. Lloyd Price (Mertyn Hall) as chairman, and Mr. G. M. Evans (The Strand), as secretary, have been enabled to crown their labours with complete success. Additional charm was given to the concert by the presence of Madame Edith Wynne, who readily gave her talented services gratuitously to assist the movement for the public good of her native town. In this example she was also followed by Miss Jennie Owen, and a number of ladies and gentlemen, whose combined services made the even- ing concert one of the most agreeable and brilliant ever given in the town which has gained some fame as the nurse-place of rare musical talent. The spacious hall was crowded to its utmost capacity, the reserved seats, which were very numerous, being occupied by the leading families of the neighbour- hood, and a number of visitors from distant towns. The platform which was excellently laid out, was erected at the extreme end of the building, with retiring rooms on either side. In front of the platform was a profusion of rare exotics and flowering plants, kindly lent by Mr. John K. Evans from the con- servatory at Greenfield House, whilst the rear was draped with crimson cloth, surmounted with wreaths of evergreens and trophies of flags. The artistes included Madame Edith Wynne (Eos Cymru, Pen- cerddes), Mrs. Baldwin (Greenhill), Miss Jennie Owen, Miss Maggie Price, and Messrs. T. A. Lambert, John K. Evans, and P. H. Roberts. The Orchestral Society comprised the following—First Violins .-—Mr. T. J. Haselden, Mr. J. Lloyd Price. Mr. W. F Morris, Mr. Horace Haselden, Master T. Storey, Master Roy Storey. Miss Clarke Second Violins .-— Mr. John K. Evans, Miss Smith, Miss Hughes, Miss White, Miss Gregory Violas:—Mr. G. Maelor Evans, Mr. F. Duticauson Contra Bass —Mr. Frank Cottier; Violoncello Mr. J. B. Asterley; Cornet :Mr. J. Wills Flute: Mr. V. Noedham; Ifai*))zoii iiti)i: -Miss Jennie Brown; Fiano- forte :—Miss Jennie Davies. The society was under the able direction of Mr. T. J. Haselden (Rhyl), who also acted .as musical director, and displayed the skill of a thorough master of the profession. The choruses were given by a Glee Party of well- selected and trained voices, under the direction of Mr. William Hall, organist and choir-master of the Holywell Parish Church, and included besides members of the Orchestral Society, Mrs. Baldwin, Miss Maggie Price, Miss Eva Owen, Miss Jennie Davies, Miss L. Pugh, Miss Gregory, and Miss Baldwin (Manchester) Mr. T. A. i Lambert, Mr. P H. Roberts, Mr. Richard Jones (Brynford), Mr. J. T. Dunn, Mr. T. R. Foulkes, Mr. Wm. Jones, and Mr. John Davies. The in- strumental soloists were—pianoforte—Miss Beatrice Storey (Downing Hall) and Mr. Wm. Hall; cornet- Mr. j. Wills violin—Mr. T. J. Haselden and the accompanist, Mr. Wm. Hall.—The following was the i)rogramme ¡; a PART I. Romance Queen's Symphony," Ilaclyn. The Band. Song. The Sailor's Bride," Bordice. Mr. John K. Evans (Orchestral Accompaniment). Song.. She wandered down the Mountain side," F. Clay. Madame Edith Wynne. Duett Albion." Messrs. T. A. Lambert and P. H. Roberts. Pianoforte Solo.. "Polonaise," (C sharp Minor), Chopin Mr. W. Hall. Song There is a green hill far away," Gounod. Miss Maggie Price (Oiehestral Accompaniment. Song "I fear no Foe," Pinsuti. Mr. P. Harding Roberts. Cornet Solo The Whirlwind," Levey. Mr. J. Wills. Song- Loved and Saved," M. Watson. Madame Edith Wynne. Chorus Bells of Abcrdovey," Venables. Band and Chorus. PART II. Selection English Airs," Haselden. The Band. Song "The Better Land," Co wen. Mrs. Baldwin (Orchestral Accompaniment). Pianoforte Solo Tarantella," Walter Macfarren. Miss Storey. Duett "Trusther not," Balfe. Madame Edith Wynne and Miss Maggie Price. Chorus Carnovale," Rossini. Song I Sing sweet bird," Gantz. Miss Jennie Owen. Death of Nelson," Braham. Mr. T. A.Lambert (Orchestral Accompaniment). Violin Solo 6th Concerto," De Beriot. Mr. Haselden. Song "The Lost Chord," Sullivan. Madame Edith Wynne. Selection I Welsh Airs," Haselden. The Band. Finale. God save the Queen." The opening piece Hadyn's romance "Queen's Symphony by the Band was exceedingly effective and showed that the players since they had last essaved to appear in public had not hung up their instruments, but by diligent practice had become more thoroughly adept, and their performance was greeted with rounds of applause, a hearty means of conveying approval which was worthily evoked at the outset and was renewed at the close of each succeeding piece. The song, The sailor's bride was sung Dy Mr. J. K. Evans, with sweet orchestral accompaniment. Mr. Evans infused into the rendering of the piece a degree of pathos and feeling combined with sweet rendering which entirely captivated his audience and the conclusion of the song brought him a round of applause as gratifying as it was deserved. Madame Wynne followed with the song by F. Clay She wandered down the mountain side" and the talented song- stress on her re-appearance on the stage in support of a public movement in her native town, received a cordial and warm reception. It is needless to say that her rendering of the piece was refined and particularly expressive, and the talent which has gained for Madame Wynne her wide-spread reputa- tion can be nowhere more thoroughly admired than it is in Holywell. The duett Albion by Messrs. T. A. Lambert and P. H. Roberts was next given in excellent style, the voices of the duettists joining in sweet harmony in a particularly telling manner. Chopin's difficult pianoforte solo "Polonaise" (C sharp minor) was played in a masterly manner by Mr. W. Hall, whose skill as an instrumentalist has gained him the position of private organist and pianist to Sir Watkin at Wynnstay, and as the present concert was probably the iu Holy well at which Mr. Wm. Hall, as a resident in the town would take part. the audience accorded him a very warm and cordial round of applause, in two-fold recognition of his ability and of his readiness on all such occasions to render his able assistance. The Band was again called in requisition to play the accompaniments to the song (Gounod) There is a green hill far away," the eantatrice being Miss Maggie Price. The piece was very prettily set, and the plaintive notes were sang with a clear enuncia- tion, warmth of feeling and telling expression which gained immense applause. Miss Price showed herself to be possessed of a very sweet v ^ice over which she has considerable power of modulation, and the favorite hymn had additional charm given to it by the new music so sweetly interpreted by Miss Price. Pinsuti's capital song I fear no foe," followed by Mr. P. Harding Roberts, whose clear and sonorous voice was well-suited to the piece, and the hearty applause he received was very worthily gained. The coruet solo, The whirlwind" was next given by Mr. J. Wills in a masterly manner, with violin, flute, and contra bass accom- n paniment, and so charmed the audience that an encore was required and acceded to. Madame \yune gave the touching song, "Lovedand saved," wi i a power of expression that awoke a chord of sympathy in the hearts of her delighted hearers that fourd vcnt at the close of the piece in an encore being called for from all parts of the crowded house. She replied with a note struck in another vein, and her talented rendering of the amusing song The Men of Ware," received the highest approbation. The first part of the programme ended with the Bells of Aberdovey," set as a chorus, which was charmingly given by the Glee Party and the Band, the imitation of the bells being particularly pretty and reflecting tho care with which the performers and singers had studied thsir respective parts. After a brief inter- val, the second part was opened with a selection of "English Airs," skilfully played by the Band, the arrangement of the pieces being made by Mr. Haselden. The song The better land," was given with orchestral accompaniment, by Mrs. Baldwin, in a telling manner. The well-known piece was listened to with manifest delight by the auditory, who accorded the sweet-voiced vocalist a rapturous encore at the close of her charming rendering. The playing of the Band for their ac- companiment of this as well as the other pieces was particularly effective. Miss BeatricFV#Stor_V gave a brilliant pianoforte solo, Tarantella," in which she showed rich musical taste and no ordinary power of manipulation, her accomplished playing securing a general encore, for which the fair in- strumentalist bowed her acknowledgment. The charming duett, "TruEt her not," was next sung by Madame Edith Wynne and Miss Maggie Price, with refined taste aui power, and their singing gave such general satreiS^tton that their recall was inevitable. The chorus by Rossini "Carnovale" was next given by the Glee Party, conducted by Mr. Hall, and the accompaniment on the pianoforte was played by Miss Brown. The piece was rendered with a sweetness,unison and vigour which gave freshness to the old composition, and once more the audience required that the singers should repeat their acceptable services. The next song was given by Miss Jennie Owen who received a most cordial and gratifying reception, the applause showing unmistakeably how highly her services are appreciated by her fellow townspeople. She sang Gautz's Sing, sweet bird" so effectively, that the applause of the audience burst out at the end of the first stanza, and was renewed with redoubled energy at the conclusion of the piece. An encore was the natural result of such a warm and demonstrative reception, and in reply, Miss Owen gave the pretty ditty, The miller and the maid in a sweet and telling manner. The song DeatlT^ef Nelson," with orchestral accompaniment promised to be one of the most attractive features of the evening in a programme which was attractive in every part, and the audience were in nowise disappointed in this respect. The vocalist was Mr. T. A. Lambert who acquitted himself in the recitative and air of the thoroughly English song with the talent and finish of an accomplished artist. The clear and sweet notes of the singer, and the charming accompani- ments of the Band were listened to with marked pleasure, and the audience expressed their gratifica- tion with the performance by a call for its repetition from all sides, a desire which was kindly gratified. A violin solo Sixth Concerto was next given by the indefatigable conductor (Mr. Haselden), who was accompanied on the pianoforte by his son Mr. Horace Haselden. The bright and clever performance was loudly applauded, and showed that Mr. Haselden is as accomplished a musician as he is an undoubtedly successful teacher and con- ductor. The entrancing song The Lost Chord," was beautifully sang by Madame Edith Wynne, who was accompanied on the harmonium by Miss Jennie Brown and on the pianoforte by Mr. W. Hall. The applause which followed the song showed how thoroughly its beauty was appreciated, and the sweet singer was a second time called before the audience to receive a renewal of their thanks for her performance. A selection of Welsh airs," by Mr. Haselden, was performed by the Band, who on this occasion had an additional member in Miss Mabel Price (eldest daughter of Mr J. Ll. Price) who notwithstanding her tender years showed consider- able talent as a violinist. The applause which greeted the performance was evidently intended in part as a warm welcome to the young performer whose debut was made at that charming concert.— At the conclusion of the piece (by request), the Vicar of Holywell, moved and Mr. E. J. Davies seconded, a cordial vote of thanks to Madame Wynne for her generous services, and the vote was acknowledged on her behalf by Mr. J. Lloyd Price. The concert which lasted over three hours, was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem, Madame Wynne taking the solo parts. It is but right that we should add that although Madame Wynne was specially mentioned for her services she having at no little inconvenience travelled from London specially to attend the concert, thanks were also felt to be due to the other ladies and gentlemen whose services were given on the occasion, with such gratifying resultk To the vocalists thanks are especially due, and also to the able conductor-Mr. Haselden, the efficient, accom- panists—Mr. Hall, Miss Jennie Brown (Birken- head), and Miss Jennie Davies (Llangollen), and particularly to the Orchestral Society and Glee party. No small meed of praise is also due to Mr. J. Lloyd Price and Mr. G. M. Evars through whose exertions the successful concert was organised with the result of affording an exceptionally high class treat, and at the same time furthering a good and popular public movement. We are requested to state that after the concert a gold earriug was found in the Assembly-hall, and that it will be restored to the owner on giving a description thereof to Mr. Supt. Hughes, Police Station, Holywell. HOLYWELL ASSEMBLY ROOM. To the Editor of the Flintshire Observer." SIR.-One act of gratitude seems to have been omitted during the highly successful concert held in the above named room last Tuesday evening, and that was a vote of thanks to Mr. J. Lloyd Price. It ought to be known and recognised that the success of the entertainment has been the outcome of that gentleman's strenuous exertions, and I should add, the valuable assistance of some of his more intimate friends. I feel sure, sir, I am not intruding upon your valuable space, when I ask you to insert this letter, which may to some small degree make amends for the omission of that evening.—I am, sir, yours truly, T. VAUGHAN HUGHES. Greenfield, Feb. 27th, 1884.
LLANASA. TEA PARTY AND MUSICAL ENTEHTAINKI;NT — On Thursday in last week, meetings were held in the National School of this place, in connection with Church work in general, but more especially with the Church of England Temperance Society and the Sunday School. The first took place at three o'clock, when a substantial tea ana its usual con- comitants were provided, at the nominal cost of sixpence, the evening entertainment beins free to the holder of the ticket. The school desks were appriated as tables, three of which were laid at right angles with the length of the room. The ladies who kindly presided at these were Mrs. Parry Morgan and Miss Jarrett, the Vicarage; Mrs. Cartwright, Glanaber, and Miss Jones, Red Lion Hotel; Mrs. Wilbyand Miss Carver, Golden Grove. At seven, a musical entertainment was given, at which Miss Storey, of Downing Hall, played some excellent pianoforte solos, and also favoured the audience with songs, all of which were capitally well rendered. Miss Mildred Morgan, of the Vicarage, also shewed her youthful abilities as a pianist. Several School and Temperance songs were given by the School Children, assisted by a. few adult voices, all of which were well received bv the audience. Mr. Alex. Jones, of Maesgwyn, and his family added to the harmony of the cveninsr, with songs and a quartett. The Haudbell Ringers also made an appearance and pleased those present with their skilful manipulation of those instruments, by playing "The bells of Aberdovey," and other music, finishing off in grand style with a rendering of God save the Queen." Between the different pieces addresses upon temperance were given in English and Welsh, by the Rev. Morgan Rees, B.A., Secretary of the Church of England Diocesan Temperance Society. Rev. Howell Harris, Ffynuon- groyw, Rev. J. Parry Morgan, vicar. Messrs. Wm. and Alex. Jones. A pleasing feature in the enter- tainment was the presentation of certificates to the successful candidates in the Diocesan examination for religious knowledge. These being the first meetings^of the kind, aud having been so successful, is the resolve of the Vicar to hold them annually.
» PRESTATYN. PREACHING MEETING.—On Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday last special sermons were delivered to large congregations at the Wcsieyan Chapel, Prestatyn, the preachers being the Revs. Josiah Jones, Talsarnau, and E. Evans, Holywell. PLOUGHING MATCH.—-On Saturday, the 23rd inst., a ploughing match was held on land belonging to Mr. Richard Evans, Cross Foxes Inn, Prestatyn. The weather was very favourable, the land being in splendid condition and admirably adapted for the work. A large number of spectators were upon the ground throughout the day, and the keenest interest was manifested in the contest in the neigh- bouring parishes. Mr. J. Williams, Pydew, Dyserth, and Mr. John Brookes, Llanasa, acted as adjudicators, and they gave entire satisfaction to all concerned. The following is a list of the com- petitors:— 1, Thomas Williams, Rhuddlan, i I I Os. 2, Edward Cunnah, Plas Newydd, Meliden, S.1 3, John Foulkes, Gyrn Castle, Llanasa, 15s. 4, John Morris, Glol, Whitford, 10s. 5, Daniel Jones, Rhuddlan, 5s. Abel Hughes, Rhuddlan; Thomas Parry, Pydew, Dyserth; Thomas Ellis, Tywyn, Meliden William Cunnah, Prestatyn Thomas Williams, Bodrhyddan John Jones, Ynys, Rhvl. Each of the non-successful competitors were awarded 2s. The ploughing was of a superior kind, meriting the commendation of the judges.
ST. ASAPH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The meeting of this Board was held on Thursday last, when the follow- ing gentlemen were present:—Mr. P. P. Pennant, (chairman), Messrs. T. G. Dixon, T. Winston, S. Perks, T. Sleight, Joseph Lloyd, J. Kendall, W. M. Clarke, Thos. Lloyd, W. Ellis, Hugh Parry, T. Vaughan, R. Davies, E. Angel, J. Roberts, Foxhall; J. Knowles, J. Roberts, Gcinas and Rev. W. E. Jones,. Mr. C. Grimsley, clerk. There were HI inmates reported against 132 last year. There had been 60 vagrant# relieved against 76 last year.—Several communications were received from the Local Government Board, as to vaccination arrangements in Denbigh and Llanfairtalhairn.— Thomas AVilliams, from the neighbourhood of Abergele, came before the Board, and his brother John wrote from Manchester, both of whom had been asked to contribute to the support of their mother Margaret Williams, 78, who received 2s. a week from the Union.— Mr. W. M. Clarke stated that about 12 months ago the mother was living at Fford las, on a small farm, her husband was just doad, and it was well known that she had £ 60 or nearly so, in the bank. The son Thomas gave her £ 20 in cash, the valuation of all in the house.— Mr. Williams confirmed these statements, but could offer no ehp to the disposal of the money, nor was he willing to contribute while that money was unaccounted fot,Tli.i Board agreed to offer the house, Unless some sufficient reason for another course should appear.
I FLINT. CONSERVATIVE CLUB.—The usual monthly meeting was held on Tuesday evening, Mr. Bate in the chair. A number of new members were admitted and others proposed for admission. The club is making very satisfactory progress. BOROUGH AUDITORS. Messrs. Robert Jones, 1 Bradford House, and Joseph Hughes, ironmonger, have been nominated to the above office for the ensuing twelve months, and in consequence of no others being nominated they have been declared elected. Mr. Jones has upon previous occasions held the office, but Mr. Hughes is new to the duties. REVIVAL.—On Sunday, a series of revival services were commenced and have been continued each evening in this week, at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Chester-road. The Rev. Richard Hughes, of Flint, has conducted the services, and preached each evening. The congregations have been large. I DEATH OF E. P. KELSO, ESQ., HYDE PARK GARDENS, I Lo-NDO-,q. -We record, with very sincere regret, the death abroad of this amiable young gentleman, the respected son-in-law of John K. Huntley, Esq., Iiighfield Hall, near Northop: his friends in the district deeply sympathize with him under the sad bereavment. The news has cast quite a gloom over the district notwithstanding that he did not reside much of his time at Highfield. We learn the deceased gentleman has been in delicate health for some time. SUCCESSFUL COLLIERY ENTERPRISE.—In the early part of last year we drew attention in these columns to the starting of the Flint Coal and Cannel Company (Limited), with a directorate composed chiefly of Rhyl gentlemen and we then predicted much success for the company, indeed we could not anticipate any other result, considering the favourable reports on the property which the directors had obtained from reliable and practical men. It is therefore highly gratifying to be in a position to state that tho most sanguine hopes of the promoters seem likely, in a short time, to be fully realized. During the past week, a new and most important seam of coal (technically known in the Ruabon district as the Wall and Bench Mine) has been met with. This coal is found to be twenty-six yards below the 5-feet mine which was discovered by the present company last September, and which they have since been developing and opening out with the most satisfactory results. QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE FLINTSHIRE UNION OF INDEPENDENT SUNDAY SOHOOLS.-The quarterly meeting of the above union was held in the Inde- pendent Chapel on Sunday last, under the presi- dency of Mr. Peter George, Flint. At the morning meeting, the junior class was examined by Mr. I Wm. Jones, Flint, from Dr. Everett's catechism the middle class was questioned by Mr. John Hughes (Feather's-street), from the work of I A "J.Jtv. A meeting of delegates from the various schools was subsequently held, nine schools being represented. It was unanimously decided that tne next meeting be held at Llynhelig, in May next. The subject for the different schools to be catechised upon at that meeting will be the 4th chap. Hebrews. The remainder of the business was of a routine character. The afternoon meeting was commenced bv five young ladies reciting the 5th chapter of Matthew in a praiseworthy manner, and the Flint Sunday School and the delegates present were ably catechised on the same chapter by the Rev. Mr. James (pastor), and very creditably did they acquit themselves. The evening meeting was addressed by Mr. Isaac Williams, Holywell, Mr. Edward Jones, Newmarket, Mr. R. Hughes, Sam, Mr. Robert Price, Bagillt, Mr. Thomas Roberts, Gwaen- yscor, and the Rev. Mr. James. The attendance at the evening meeting, which was public, was large. SALE OF PROPERTY.—On Monday last, a sale of property took place at the Town Hall. Mr. Elphick, of Messrs. Churton, Elphick and Co., of Chester, was the auctioneer. The bidding was spirited, and the amount realized for each lot was considered very satisfactory. There was consider- able spirit infused into the bidding for the gas shares, which fell to Mr. T. Johnson Smith, of Hope House, Holywell, at X12 10s. each. Lot 1, all that fully-licensed and well-accustomed Public- house, known as The King's Head," situate close to the Railway Station, in the town of Flint, with the Yard and Out-buildings belonging thereto, in the occupation of Mr. John Ryan, as yearly tenant, was knocked down to Mr. Ryan, at £ 700.—Lot 2, a desirable Cottage Tenement, pleasant)" situate at V/aen-y-balls, in the borough of and within two miles of the town of Flint, with the out-buildings and garden belonging thereto, containiug about 545 square yards, in the occupation of Edw. Bellis, was sold to Mr. W. A. Howard, grocer, Flint, for £ 70.— Lot 3, was withdrawn some days previous to the sale.—Lot 4, Ten Seven Pound Shares in the Flint Gas and Water Company, Limited, fully paid up, were bought by Mr. T. J. Smith, of Holywell, for £ 125.—Lot 5, was sold privately and not offered by auction.—Lot 6, a valuable piece of Building Land, situate at Pentre, Flint, abutting on the Chester and Holyhead Railway, containing 1 rood and 38 perches, in the occupation of Mr. Richard Davies, was purchased by Messrs. Smith and Mawdsley for XIOO. PLOUGHING MATCH.—On Wednesday a ploughing match took place on land in the occupation of Mr. James Denton, Royal Oak Hotel. The field was situated near the old lime kiln on the Flint Colliery Road, and measured about 7 acres. The day was beautifully fine and all that could be desired for ploughing. Ten teams arrived and commenced work about nine o'clock. After the ballot had been made for positions, being arranged by Mr. Hugh Hughes, Tros-y-mynydd, who acted as Steward throughout the day, the following teams were at urnrlr • — y. TEAM OWNER. PLOUGHMAN. Mr. R. Muspratt, Cornist Hall John Davies Mr. Thomas Brockley, Bryn Edwin Farm Wm. Edwards Mr. I I enry Syme8, leadbrook Hall Wm. Evans Mr. J. W. Evans, Church-street John Jones Mr. Edward Evans Bryn-y-cwm O. Williams Mr. Thomas Jones, Histre Edward Jones Mr. M. Roberts, Allt Vois John Bennett Mr. Thomas Hoberts, Green, Flint Edward Bellis Mr. Hichard Davies, Quarry Farm John Jones Mr. Charles Cogswell, Kelsterton Farm, Thos. Herring The ground varied considerably in places, some of the butts being much more easily ploughed than others, but taken on the whole the work done was exceedingly satisfactory. Ploughmen who had won first prizes at any open match were debarred from competing. During the day the attendance on the ground was exceedingly large and we noticed several neighbouring farmers and ploughmen present among whom was the well-known Dick Rhydonnen," who it is supposed has won more prizes for ploughing with the old-fashioned swing plough than any man in the country. After diuner-time the ploughman were served with lunch by Mr. Denton, who had a tent for the sale of refreshments on the ground. The portion of ground alloted to each ploughman was half- an. acre, and the work was completed between three or four o'clock. The judges arrived on the ground at four, and at once commenced their duty, but it was a considerable while before they could arrive at their decision owing to the excellence of the work. Shortly after five, the judges gave their decision as follows Fiusi- PRIZE £ 2—Edward Bellis, (Mr. Thos. Roberts' team). SF.COND PRIZE £ 1—Edward Jones (Mr Thos Jones'team). THIRD PUIZK 10s—William Ellis (Mr Symee' team). FOURTH PRIZE 7S 6d—William Edwards (Mr. Brockley's team). Fifth—John Davies, (Mr. Mvspratt's team). SIXTH—John Jones (Mr. Richard Davies' team). The prize of 7s 6d for the best and cleanest turn out on the ground was awarded to Mr. Symes' team, Leadbrook Hall. The judges of the plough- ing were, Mr. Thos. Roberts, The Green, Flint, and Mr. Edward Williams, Starkey, Northop. Mr. William Williams, assistant overseer, was referee, but his services were not required. Mr. William Penkctt was judge of the turn-outs. It is needless for us to add that the decisions of the judges were Dot questioned. After the judges had made their awards, the winner was carried shoulder high into Flint by his more enthusiastic admirers, whilst others contented themselves with loudly cheering him as be was carried past. I CONCERT AT Pl- TRE SCHOOLS.—On Tuesday after- noon a concert took place in St. David's Schools, Flint, under the presidency of the Rector, who briefly opened the proceedings. Among the audieuce we noticed Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Walker, Miss Bathgate, Mrs. Dr. Jones, Mrs. Bibby and le, Miss Jones, Mrs. Dyson, Miss Gleave, Rev. J. George, Mrs. Boweu, Mrs. Taylor (Flint Schools), Miss Dawson (Oak.'nholt.). Mrs. Lillie (Oakenholt), &c. The programme, which was a lengthy one, I WHS..sustained by Miss S. O'Neil, assisted by a number of lady and gentlemen amateurs, and the School and church choirs, whose singiDg was ppecially admired recitations were given by several of the school chidren. Part 1. Pianoforte duett, the Misses Evans; song, "Life let us cherish," children; recitation, The May Queen," M. Burgess; song (encored), "Golden love," Miss O'Neil; glee, Where's the old grey goose," children; song, "The brave old oak," Mr. H. Owen recitation, Oh would I were a soldier," R. Bracken; song and chorus (encored), "School- master," Mr. P. Bellis; song, See the fair," children; song (encored), "Come were the moon- beams linger," Miss Cooper; glee, "Fays and Elvea," Church Choir. Part 2.—Pianoforte solo, Miss Bathgate; song, "Come out this wintry day," children; song (encored), "Ehren on the Rhine," Miss Cooper; glee, "Friendship," Church Choir; song, "Dresden China," Miss Bushell; song, il I have come across the sea," children recitation, Wreck of the Hesperus," Ann M. Jones; song (encored), I- Going to market," Miss O'Neil; song, Hot cross buns," children recita- tion, "Bruce and the Spider," R. Parry; song, My father was a farmer," children glee, Old daddy long legs," choir; God save the Queen." Miss O'Neil who has been studying in Liverpool, on this her reappearance on the scene of her first triumphs met with most enthusiastic receptions and encores on her each appearance. Miss Cooper a young lady, now of Liverpool, but late of Pentre, performed her allotted tasks with credit to herself and was encored. Mr. Peter Bellis as he is wont, acquitted himself creditably and an encore was de- manded. Mr. Hugh Owen, an old favorite at Pentre, was loudly applauded for his rendition of the old song The brave old oak." The items by the Church and School Choirs were capitally rendered, and their performances do credit to Mr. DuBois who trained them. It was intended to present the prize cards, or certifioates won by the children at the recent examination of the St. Asaph Diocesan Board of Education, but owing to the length of the programme it was not done. The attendance was very good, the room was filled in every part. The proceeds which we anticipate will bo considerable arc in aid of the School funds. During the interval, the Chairman read the Diocesan and Government Reports of Pentre National School. The Diocesan Report stated that the school had passed a very good examination. The Government Report was equally good, showing an increase of grant on last year of X15. Attention was also drawn to the erection of a new infant class-room, offices, and enlargement of play ground within the past year, and all this accomplished by voluntary efforts. The Chairman also informed the parents of children present of an arrangement ,e between the managers of all the schools in the Borough, which is of the utmost importance to the interests of the children and the schools concerned namely, that migration of children from one school to another in the course of thejyear was not allowed. Miss Jessie Bathgate accompanied the soloists on the pianoforte Mr. DuBois accompanied the children and choir.
CAERWYS. THE PARISH CHURCH.—Mr. J. Twiston Davies, The Bell House, who is a preacher with tb6 Wesleyan body, read the lessons at Caerwys Parish Church, on Sunday morning last. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.—Owing to the out break of foot and mouth disease in the stock of Mr. Pickstone, of Maesmynan, the monthly fair on Tuesday last could not be held, except for the sale of horses. CAERWYS PUBLIC HALL.—Circulars soliciting sub- scriptions towards the erection of the above have been issued by the committee, and already a sub- scription of twenty-five pounds has been received from the Duke of Westminster. The committee unanimously chose Mr. J. Williams, Church-view, as chairman in the place of the late deceased gentle- man, Mr. J. Evans, of Caerwys Hall. ASH-- WEDNESDA.Y.-A short service was held in the Parish Church at 8 a.m., and again at 11 a.m., both being in English. The Welsh service took place at 7 p.m., after which an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. Edward Jones, who also announced that the evening service is to be con- tinued every Thursday during Lent. A BIRTH IN A HAYLOFT—The want of a com- mon lodging-house in Caerwys was experienced on Monday last, when a young man and woman, of the vagrant class, walked the streets in vain in search of shelter for the night. They were ultim- ately directed to the Cross Foxes Inn, where they asked permission to sleep in one of the out-build- ings, a request which the landlord (Mr. Edwin Jones) kindly complied with, and endeavoured to make the unfortunate couple as comfortable as the circumstances would permit. During the night the woman, who state? that she is a native of Flint, gave birth to a female child. She was attended by Dr. Davies, Caerwys, and also received every atten- tion from Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jones. The pitiful condition of the mother and the infant has created general sympathy in the town, and they have been supplied with an abundance of food and clothing by several ladies of the neighbourhood, among whom we may mention Mrs. Evans (Water-street) Mrs. Davies-Hughes, Canol-y-dre, Mrs. Graham, Pen- dre, Mrs. Thorn, Marian Prysau, and Mrs. Chalmers, Bryntirion. The case is also being carefully watched by Messrs. William Davies, and Thomas Roberts, overseers, and Mr. J. F. Hooson, the relieving officer. The family still inhabit the hay- loft, and are profuse in their gratitude that in their forlorn condition they have met with such generous Christian sympathy. COMING-OF-AGE REJOICINGS. A merry peal was rung on the church bells or Wednesday afternoon, in honor of the coming-of-age of Mr. Trevor Jones, of Afonwen Paper Mills, and Pystill, Holywell. An illuminated address was presented to him by the paper-makers in hit employment. Tea was provided for all the female hands at the mills in the afternoon, and a dinner was given to the men at the Pwllgwyn Hotel, in the evening.—Mr. Jones feelingly addressed the guests at the tea party, and the proceedings were in every respect most satisfactory. At the dinner in the evening at which upwards of forty were present, the chair was occupied by Mr. Trevor Jones, and the vice-chair by the Rector of Caerwys. The usual loyal toasts having been given, the Vice- chairman in eulogistic terms proposed the health of the Hero of the evening," and remarked that a good understanding between employers and employed was most desirable. He (the chairman) had been told that for the past one hundred years, masters and men at the Afonwen Paper Mills, had been on the most amicable terms, and they had every reason to hope that such terms would continue. He wished Mr. Jones every happiness. The toast was received with loud applause —Mr. Jones in respond- ing said he was much obliged for the kindness shewn him, and that it would ever be his aim to study the comforts and wants of all employed at the Afonwen Paper Mills. The health of Mrs. Jones, of Pystill, was next proposed by Mr. Bell, the highly respected Manager of the mills, who in a lengthy speech dwelt on the history of the mill from its commencement a century ago. Mr. Cope, Holway House, most happily and appropriately supple- mented the toast. Mr. Trevor Jones next proposed the health of Mr. Bell, and paid him a well-merited compliment for his able management of the mills during the very many years he had been engaged. Several songs were sung by Gomerydd and others, and the evening passed off most enjoyably. The dinner was most excellently got up by the host and hostess of the hotel, and the punch, as to quantity and quality, was all that could be desired.
THE V. C. H. WILL MEET Saturday, Mar. 1st Henllan. Wednesday otli Tremeirchiou. Saturday 8th Glyn Arthur. AT 11. THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS WILT, MEET Friday, February, 29th St. George. Tuesday, March 4th .Mynydd Bodrochwyn Four [Crosses. Friday, 7 th Trelogan. AT 10.30.
ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL SERVICES. March 2nd, 1884.-MORNING AT WE Chants, Atkins in A single Atto?1" face," Sullivan Service, Rogers in D; Anthem, g.15> gymn, 73; Kyrie, Rogers in D, Crecd. M Ant.lieiu. '• O Lord Nan.: Piroitti*. Go»« AtV™. Chant, Bacon in ooss in E single; Hymns. 78, »M.S. R(a,. Canon Hugh Jones l ev. W. Mortonf MA, Succentor; II. A. Atkins, Esq., Organist.
_n -♦ GREENFIELD. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CIIAFEL.—1The friends connected with the "Alpha" have been looking forward with deep interest to the week of Evangelistic services which are being held these days trusting that a blessing may follow the good work. Powerful and telling sermons were preached as follows :-Monday evening, by the Rev. D. B. Hughes, Connah's Quay; Tuesday evening, Rev. Owen Thomas, M.A. Wednesday evening, by the Rev. Professor Oliver, M.A. The service will be brought to a close by the Rev. D. Burford Hookr, Rhyl, who will preach on Thursday evening; Rev. David Oliver, Holywell. Friday evening Rev. W. Gwilym Rees, Flint, Saturday evening: and the Rev. W. Powell, Liverpool, on Sunday bcltli morn- 1ing and evening. [ ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL. MAERIAGB P.RFsE--qTAT-lioN. -The members of the Sunday School connected with the above place of worship have duly expressed their sympathy with Mr. Jereiui.ih Grisedale (one of the scholars) by presenting to him a family Bible on the occasion of his marriasre, as a token of fraternal respect. At the close of the school last Sunday the Minister (Rev. T. Palmer James) reminded the friends of the fact that a fortnight ago they had liberally subscribed towards the testimonial which now appeared before them in the form of the "Word of Life," which is about to be handed over in the name of the school to their esteemed friend im memory of the important step which he has recently takeu, and callud upon Mr. Edwd. Ellis (the superintendent) to discharge the present duties connected with the presentation. Mr. Ellis, a "father in Israel," and fti -'I of christian < experience, said that he had great pleasure in rising on behalf of the school to comply with the request made. He in touching remarks expressed his joy to learn that an effort was made among themselves to raise a fund towards this testimonial. It showed that there was a broth-rly feeling in the several classes which linked them together in unity ;Sit also proved the existence of a right spirit in their midst by the fact that a copy of the Word of Truth was purchased to be given to our brother as a lamp to guide his feet into the secreW of happiness in this world and that to come. After a few words in the way of advice he presented the book to Mr. Grisedale who thanked him and the friends in suitable and pathetic terms.
RHYL. MEETING OF THE PLOUGHING SOCIETY.—The final meeting of the year of this Society was held on Tuesday evening week, at the Albion Hotel, Mr. Joseph Lloyd in the chair. The secretary, Mr. J. D. Lewis, submiited the accounts—subscriptions, 142 Is; ploughmen's fees, £ 7 7s.; gate money, ZCGS 8s. 9d. programmes, 41s. Gd. total receipts, £ 11-3 18s. 3d. Expenditure, £94 9s. 8d. bahtuoe in bank, X21 8s. 7d and 3 guineas due from Mr. Williams for tent on the field. Mr. Williams claimed 30s. from the Society, although £ i>7 had been received in the tent, of which the1 committee spent £ 4 16s. 6d., and had ploughed 20 acres for him. Ten shillings of the 30s. was for mending hedges, which had never been claimed before. Both sums were disallowed by a large majority. £ 8 8s. was voted to the secretary. PLEASANT EVENINGS.—The third of this excellent series of entertainments was held on Tuesday, 2Gth February, in the Congregational School-room, Water-street, when there was a large attendance. The Rev. John Williams (C.M.), presided, and the l programme consisted of music, speech, aud song, in which Mr. Percy Taylor, Mr. Miles R. Partington. Mr. R. Hughes, Mr. A. Taylor, Miss Minsiiull s -N (Holywell), who was deservedly encored. li es J. and S. G. William, Mr. Owen Edwards, Miss Hewitt, Rev. D. Burford Hooke, and others took part. Mrs. J. W. Jones ably acted as accompanist. At the close hearty votes of thank were passed to the chairman and performers on the motion of Mr. J. Taylor (Chairmau Rhyl Commissioners), seconded by Mr. J. Asher (Postmaster). The next of this series is postponed until March 18th, owing to the mission services which are to be held nightly during the second week of the month.
CONNAH'S QUAY. REMARKABLE PHENOMENON.—On Thursday, the most remarkable phenomenon ever before witnessed in the Dee, took place. The tide flowed at G'40 a.m. and after two hours ebb it again at (8'30) began to flow and rose to the height of three feet, when at 9-30 a.m. it ebbed again. Such a remarkable event as this was never known to ha ve occurred on the Dee, and it has caused a vast amount ot » amongst the seafaring pop,-il; 1 1",n.
--+- IIOLYWELL PARI,S11 CHURCH SERVICES. i R-T 6UNDAY IN LENT. March 2nd, 1S84. MORNING.—Ycnite, Battishill in D Tc Deum, Spoiforth and De la .Main in G; Jubilate, 1Voodward in n: Kyrie, Arnold in C; Gloria, Tallis in C Hymns, 21, LubLock, li-3, Windsor 207, edhead Xo. 29. ) EVENING.—Psalms, Attwood and Randall inE Magnificat, Yates in C Nunc Diinittis, Leetlioven in E fiat; Hymns, 144, St. Micliacl; 2S6, Langian 17, St. Matthias. Rev. R. O. Williains, M.A., vicar; Rev. E. Mayhcw Jones, B.A., curate; Mr. Wm. Hall, organist and ehfii-MMRtsr.
0. Birtns. 19th ins1- at Sandown, Rhvl, the wife °f Colonel Harwood Cope, late 14th (Prince of »Vates own) Rearimunt of a son..j, „ 22nd inst., at Yale-street, Denbigh, the wife of Mr. Thomas Auwvl of a son. 23rd inst., at P^-y-ball-streef, the wife of Mr. Benjamin Thomas, plasterer, of a s Marriages. 23rd inst., at the Register Ofhcc Holy we1,], Mr. Edward Metcalf, GrorseJd, 1'ohweli, to Miss Catherine Lee, 10th inat., Mr. do.epn Lowerls' Water-street, Caerwys, aged 62 yea is. 19th inst., at Market-street, Holyhead, aged 7S, the Rev. John Bartley, sup. Wesleyan minister, Interred at Maesiiyfryd Cemetery, ilolyheid, on Monday. 21st inst., at 5, Cobden-terrace, Rhyl, aged 06 years, Elizabeth Ackers, wife of Joseph Thompson, late of Mount-grove, New Brighton, and daughter of the late Joseph Aekers, of Rock Ferry, CIChire. 23rd inst., alter a painful illness. Mr. Edward Lloyd, Brynford, near Jlolywelh aged 65 25th inst., at Bryn Sina, Lixwm. Mr. J h" Huyhes, late of Pentre, Ysceiliog. aged 58 yeaia.— Hcddwch i èC Iu-rit.
Montgomeryshire, £1,50J 12s. Gd., London. X246 lis., Livei-pool, £ 1,815 lis. (kl., special scholarships £ 30, making a total of £ 29,965 8s. 9d. The ballot for seventeen members of the council resulted as follows:—Sir A. Ounliffe, Bart., M.P., Acton Park, Wrexham, ron Rev. G. Davies, Principal of Baptist College, Llangollen, 80 Mr. J. R. Davies, M.A,, J'P., Brynllwyd, Menai Bridge, 71 Rev. S. Davies, chairman of Kortn "Wales Wesley an District, Bangor, 8G the "Very Rev. Dean of Bangor, 77 Rev. Lewis Edwarus, D.D., Bala, 80 Rev. E. Herbor Evans, Carnar- von, '98 Mr. Thomas Gee, publisher, Denbigh, 103; Mr'. W. Hudson, B.A., Bache Hall, Chester. 86; Mr. R. A. Jones, BA., barrister-at-law, 5, Harrington-street, Liverpool, 59 Mr. William Rathbone, M.P., Greenbank, Liverpool, 111 Mr. Stuart Rendal, M.P., Plas Diuam, Llandinam, 83 Mr. John Rhys, M.A., Professor of Celtic, Oxford, 58 Rev. D. Rowlands, M.A., College, Bangor, 68; Captain E. H. Vemey, R.N., Rhianfa, Bangor, 8-1 Mr. T. Marchant Williams, B.A., 353,°Camden-road, London, G3 Mr. Arthur Wyatt, Tan-y-Bryn, Bangor, 63. ADOPTION OF TIII, I I BERKSHIRE SYSTEM FOR NORTH WALES."—An important meeting of the North Wales Vagrancy Committee has been held at Chester under the presidency of Mr. P. P. Pennant. There were also present—Colonel the Hon. W. E. Sackville West, Major Best, C.C., Capt. Griffith- Boscawen, Major R. M. Taylor, Mr. W. R. M. Wynne, Mr. T. Lloyd Murray-Browne, &c. A number of Cheshire magistrates, incluuiug Mr. Horatio Lloyd, Mr. Lyle Smythe, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Christopher Bushell. Mr. R. B. Orton, Major Swetenham, Mr. Alfred O. Walker, Mr. Barbour, together with Col. Hamersley, C.C., attended the meeting to hear the merits of the system, the details of which were explained by the Chairman. —A report was read from Mr. J. Oswell Bury, hon. sec. to the North Wales Poor Law Con- ferences, stating that having communicated with the several Boards of Guardians in North Walps, he had received replies in favor of the adoption of the Berkshire System from the following Unions, viz. Bangor, Ruthin, Hawarden, Corwen, Carnarvon, Wrexham, Holywell, Dol- gelley, Conway, St". Asaph, Bala, Festiniog. Llani'vliin, Machynlleth, and Newtown and Llanidloes. The guardians of Anglesey, Holyhead, Llanrwst, and Pwllheli had declined to adopt the system, and the ^question had not been decided in the remaining Union in North Wales, viz., Forden. There were, therefore, out of the 20 Unions in North Wales 15 for, four against, and one undecided.—The first bui-iness of the meeting, after the consideration of the report, was the ap- pointment of a sec retary to take the entire manage- ment of the carrying out of the system, and upon the motion of Mr. W. R. M. Wynne, seconded by Captain Grifliv.h-Bosoawen, it was unanimously resolved that Mr. J. Oswell Bury be appointed hon. sec.—Mr. T. Ll. FitzHugli moved the appointment of the manager of the Wrexham Branch of the North and South "Wales Bank as treasurer, which was seconded by Colonel the Hon. W. E. Sackville West and agreed to unanimously.—The selection of a suitable way pass was referred to Major Lead- better, C C., and the secretary.—It was resolved to issue placards and handbills in English and Welsh throughout North Wales setting forth the objects of the Berkshire system, and calling upon the public to discountenance begging.—It was resolved to commence the system on tho 25th March, lSSt, and Capt. Griftith-Bosca~ven, Mr. FitzHugh, and Major Leadbetter, C.C., were appointed a sub-committee to assist the secretary in making the necessary arrangements.—The Chairman stated that the cost of providing the bread for the z, vagrants' raid-day meal would have to be defrayed by pi-i%'ate subscription. At the last Flintshire Quarter Sessions he had received promises of an- nual subscriptions and donations of 10s. each to the amount of £10 10s. Several subscriptions of 10s. each were received by the secretary from Denbighshire Magistrates and others present at the meeting. COUNTY COURT TUESDAY. Before Horatio Lloyd, Esq., judge. The cases entered for hearing at this court numbered lot, of which 140 were new plaints and 14 judgment summonses. The undisputed cases were taken by Mr. Pugh, the registrar of the court. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PURCHASERS. Domiuick Donnelly, of Holywell, summoned A. Redfern, to recover 19s. Gel. the value of some meat which lie purchased from him, and which lie alleged was unfit to eat. The plaintiff admitted that he was in drink when he made the purchase, and his Honor remarked that then he could not proceed witn the case. The law said that a purchaser must "beware," and if he got drunk and could not beware he must take the consequence. The plaintiff was then nonsuited. A CLAIM FOR WAGES. Mary Ann McQuin, through her father, Patrick McQuin, of Duke-strcet, Flint, summoned Mr. Henry Tozcr, of Mwdwleithin, to recover 22s. 6d. for wages alleged to be due to her as domestic servant. Mr. R. J. Williams appeared for plaintiff. The defendant pleaded that the plaintiff had received more money than was due to her for the purchase of articles of wearing apparel and in cash, but the plaintiff submitted that the articles were given her. as presents in lieu of increased wages. His Honor gave judgment for plaintiff for 20s. A CLAIM FOR FURNITURE. Jonathan Hughes, a collier, summoned Wm. Hughes, of Newmarket, to recover 17s. 6d. balance due for some furniture sold to him for 25s. The defendant contended that the price he agreed to pay for the goods, which included two tables, four cliairs, twelve pictures, and some crockery, was 15s. A valuation put in by the defendant estimated the pictures as being worth twopence each. Plaintiff I could not buy one of them for half a-crown. His Honor: What was the subj(.-et ?--Plaintiff: You remember tho war between France and Ger- many—it was a map of that (laughter.) His Honor Then it was not your likeness ?—Plaintiff No, my likeness is worth more than that (renewed laughter). His Honor valued the goods at 20s., and as 7s. Gd. had been paid, made an order for 12s. 6d. THE PEERS MONUMENT. Mr. Charles Thomas, of Gwespyr, summoned Mr. Joseph Williams, contractor, of Rhyl, to re- cover the sum of £ 6 lis. for extra work in connec- tion with the Peers' memorial at Ruthin. Mr. Wm. Davies defended, and in answering the claim stated that Williams, who was the original con- tractor for the Peers' memorial, had lost X200 by the undertaking. As the plans were not present, the case was adjourned. A POINT OF LAW. Mr. William Freeman, auctioneer and sheriff's officer, Holywell, sued Mr. George Lockyer, solicitor, of London, to recover £3 10s. for expenses t -%vrit of of levying a writ of fi. fa. in a case of Millar Brothers v. D. Lloyd Lewis, of Rhyl. Mr. H. A. Cope appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Wm. Davies defended. The case turned upon the point as to whether the plaintiff had the right to sue the solicitor, in the action, and read several decided cases in support of his contention.—Mr. Davies submitted that the defendant having been only an agent inthecase, theprincipal beingdisclosed, he was not liable for the fees, and further that the sheriff possession after intimation from the expenses \at,he f°uld undertake to pay the taken place was^ead Tnd^V^'w° Which judgment. *us Honor reserved Mr. Samuel summoned the Rev. T. Z DaTi'P +' Asaph' £ 5 -Is. Id., for work done and !) to rr:('ovcr connection with the ciilargeii)e,t of the Whitford Vicarage, and a set off „f 8,. 7<1. The'ease was ui'igmaliy entered m St. Asaph Court for £ 8 17s. Gd., but_the jurisdiction being objected to, the action was withdrawn. Before the summons in the present action was issued, the sum of £ 3 5d. was paid, and the present c-.um was to recover the balance. Mr. Alun Lloyd appeared for plaintiff and Mr. It. A, Cope for defendant. The chief item- in dispute were, 5*. tor two lurch p„]„ £1 0: for chimney pob were elated as old materials, and £ 2 15s. Gd. additional expense in laying lik-s. The facts of the ease were ot no public interest. His Honor disallowed the c aim for the chimney pots, which he held were the pro- perty of the defendant, there being no provision in the specification that the old materials wero to be the property of the contractor. With respect to the tiles, the specification stipulated that the contractor should in his rsl imate provide a sum for the purchase and laying of tiles in the hall and passages, at a cost price at the works of 10s. per yard. The defendant selected a pattern of tiles at Ss. 9d. pt-r yard, but plaintiff contended that in his estimate he had provided only for the laying of ordinary square f tiles, whereas the pattern chosen required that an expert should be engaged to lay them, and that the defendant had promised to pay the additional expence thereby incurred. The Rev. Mr. Davies emphatically denied that he had made any promise to pay the difference, and said that he had allowed the plaintiff f3, the difference between the cost of the tiles he had contracted for and those supplied. — His Honor disallowed the claim for tho tiles, but I gave judgment for the value of the larch poles and one or two small items, amounting together to £1 Os. 7d., with costs on the amount recovered only.