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CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. A PUBLIC MEETING w YYXLL BB BBLD IN ST. WINEFRED'S HALL, HOLYWELL, On Thursday, the 18th of January, I900, Commencing at 7.80 o'olock p.m. F. EARDLEY-WILMOT, ESQ., R.N., (Seoretery of the Society), WILL ADDRESS THE MEETING. CHAIRMAN:—JOHN CARMAN. ESQ., J.P., (Chairman of the Urban District Council).
HOLYWELL. ST. Wnwxmi&ls CATHOLIC CHUBOH, HOLYWBLL. --Sunday Services: Mass at 11 a.m; Evening Servioe at 6.30. Priests in oharge-Fra. Borsoht, S.J., J. Milner, S.J., Th. Walsh, S.J. [Advt. WBSLBYAB SXOBSTABIAL APpOØTJOn-The Rev. Hugh Evans, Wesley House, has been appointed honorary secretary for the North Wales Wesleyan District in connection with Dr Stephenson's Children's Home, London. WBSLBYAN SUMDAT SCHOOL. At the annual teachers' meeting the official appointments for the year were made as follows :—Superintendent, Mr John D. Williams secretary, Mr Walter O. Davies treasurer, Mr Robert Richards librarian, Mr John Jones. The retiring offioera were thanked for their ..noeø. OHAPKL-STBBIT OHAPBL SuifDAT SCHOOL—At the anTinal meeting of the teachers of the above Sunday Sohool, the following were eleoted for the various offioee for the ensuing year:—Saperintendent, Mr I. Mynyddwr Robertls secretary, Mr Wm. Pieroe j treasurer, Mr S. Jones; delegate, Mr S. Needham. The financial position of the school was reported by the treasurer to be very satisfactory. Mr Gethin Morgan Owen, the second son of Mr and Mrs Morgan Owen, of Bronwylfa, Rhyl, distinguished himself in the recent examination of university candidates for the army. His position was eighth on the list of successful candidates. Mr G. Morgan Owen is a seoond lieutenant in the 4th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. His publio school was Shrewsbury, and his university was Dublin. TUB Quam's SmmLr.-A Ohuroh parade of the D (Holywell) Company, 2nd Vol. Batt. R. W. Fus., took place at the Parish Ohuroh, on Sunday last. The Company was under the oommand of Capt. J. B. Feilding, and Lient. H. W. S. Williams, and was headed by the Bugle Band. The Rev Joseph Davies, B.A., officiated, and the Rev R. O. Williams, M.A., Rural Dean, preached, an appro- priate sermon. At the evening service the sermon was preached by the Raw Joseph Davies, B.A. The offertories during the day were in aid of the War Belief Fund, and amounted to close upon 19. DEATH OF AN OID AND RBsPBOrBD IXBABIXABT— There passed away on Monday morning last, in the death of Mrs Unsworth, a link with Holywell of the past. A native of the town—a daughter of the late Mr Daniel Hughes, himself in his time an old established tradesman-Mrs Margaret Uasworth, for well on towards half a century conducted a grocery establishment in High-stieet with consistent soooess, and daring that extended period she was held in the highest respeot by the townspeople in general. For some time the deceased lady had been in indifferent health, in fact it may be remarked she never teemed to recover herself after the loss she sustained on the death of her only daughter some three years ago. Mrs Unsworth, who was 72 years of age, was the widow of Mr Joseph Unsworth (who predeceased her some 30 years ago), and she leaves two sons, Mr Joseph Unsworth and the Rev. Thos. Unsworth (of St. Joseph's, Glasgow). The remains were conveyed to St. Winefride's Catholic Chnrch on Wednesday evening, and this (Thursday) morning solemn requiem mass was sang at the Ohuerh, the paT J1 jr. T. Unsworth (ion of the deeaased), being the celebrant, and the Rev. J Unsworth (nephew), of the Oburch of the Twelve Apohtles, West Leigh, was one of the deacons. The funeral took place after the celebration of the requiem mats, at St. David's Franciscan Churchyard, Pantasaph- The funeral was of a private character, the immediate relatives and others present were first carriage; Mr and Mrs Joseph Unworth (ion and daughter-in- law), Rev. Thomas Unsworth (son), Miss Brunton (neioe), Master Jos. Unsworth (grandson). Second oarriage: Rev. John Unsworth (nephew) Mr John Unsworth, Mr T. Brunton, Mr Daniel Hughes. Third carriage: Mr W. A. Howard, Mr A. Schwarz, Mr T. Gibson, Mr T. W. Sibeon. Fourth carriage: Rev. Frs. Francis, Milner and Welsh (of Holywell), and Kenna (St. Helen's). Messrs Edw and Andrew Jones were the undertakers, and Mr T. A. Lambert supplied the hearse and mourning carriages. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A YOUTH. At a special sessions, on Tuesday, before Messrs Wm. Jones and John Carman, W. E. Sandham, a boy of 16 years, residing at Greenfield, and employed as errand boy at Messrs Parry and Morris', iron- mongery establishment, High-ittreat, Holywell, was brought up on a charge of the larceny of three dozen pairs of kettle ears, of the value of ninepenoe, tbe property of his employers.—The prosecutor, Mr W. F. Morris, stated the aooused was an errand boy in his employment for over twelve months past. For some time past various lots of goods had been missed from the shop, complaints having been made by the shop assistants. He requested them to keep watch upon anyone whom they suspeoted, especially upon the aooused. On Monday when he returned to the shop, he was informed that some kettle ears had been found planted or laid on one side. He called in the police and asked that they follow the accused who had then left the premises. The kettle ears produced were similar to what were lost and to what they sold. They were tied the same and were the quantity missed.-Edwin A. Roberts, assistant at Messrs Parry and Morris', stated, some time ago they found that certain articles were missing from the shop, and upon informing Mr Morris, he gave instructions to watoh the accused. On Monday evening between seven and eight o'olook, witness found the four dozen kettle ears (produced) planted underneath the third window inside the shop. It was not the place where the kettle ears should have bsen kept. Witness then marked the articles which were missed in about half-an-houi's time. He informed Mr Morris of the fact. He identified the articles produced as those which he had found and marked. There were four bundles found, but only three bad been removed.—Police-sergeant R. Davies •aid, about quarter past eight on Monday night, the last witness came to him in High-street, and in consequence of what he was told he (witness) went in search of the aooused. He saw accused go to Mr Raymond Riobardson's shop in Well-street. Witness walked up to the door and saw him speaking to the daughter in the shop. He met aooused at the door and asked him as he came out what he wanted there. He replied Nothing." Witness then asked "What have you In your pocket," the accused replied Nothing, but some oards. Witness then felt his pockets and found they were bulky, and on searching them he found the kettle ears (produced) in his trousers pocket. Upon asking iacoowd what was he gping to do with f wa> going to rive them to Mrs Riohardson, but she was not in." Witness then brought him up to t^ P°lioe station and charged him with ,tesl* £ ^l^dosen Pai™ of kettleears the property of Mr Morns, ironmonger. Aooused replied Fes, I am very sorry. I viU never do it again if you will let *ne after- wards made a statement, but which did not apply to that particular oase.-The aooused when'formally charged, pleaded guilty.—Mr Morris said that, be did not wish to press the caie J» hot owing to the somewhat oopLiidei.ftble disappear.- anee of various articles he felt compelled to take the present proceedings. He asked that the would deal leniently with the Magistrates retired to consider the oase, and upon geturnjiig to the Court, the presiding magistrates stated the, had given the oase much oon- ^deration owfog to the youth of the accused. It was a serious position for him, but in response to the plea of his employe? #pd the circumstances of the esse, the Beach weW,cUs"ad to bind the SUM need over in one surety pjf ifi o l,9ffJI up for judgment when called upon. n
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL." PEBFOBMANOE BY THE OHUBCJH OHORAL SOCIETY AND ORCHESTRA. The Holywell Ohuroh Oheral Society have for successive years given an annual concert, at which some musical work, saored or eeoular, has been performed, and as a rule with credit to the Society. This year the work seleoted was Balfe's opera—" The Bohemian Girl," and the performance was given at the Assembly Hall, on Wednesday evening, before a large and fashionable audience, the proceeds being in aid of the Holywell Patriotic War Fund. The work was rendered with full orchestral acoom- paniment, under the oonduotorship of Mr E. Robinson (Chester). The choir numbered some seventy voices, and the orchestra, which was under the leadership of Mr Horace Haselden, consisted of some twenty-two instrumentalists, viz. :-First violins: Mr Horace Haselden, Mrs Bousquet-Browne, Dr. Taylor Jones; second violins: Mr Fred. Thomson, Miss Lloyd-Price, Miss Winifred Francis; violas: Miss M. Lloyd- Price, Mr Caradoo Williams; violoncelloo Mr J. G. Ter Poorten, Mr Bousquet-Browne, Mr Hugh Moore, Mr Lloyd-Price; bass: Mr John Southworth; flute: Mr W. H. R. M. Johnson; oboe Mr E. Downing; bassoon: Mr Haslam; elarionets: Mr J. Richardson, Mr Percy James; eornet: Mr A. Hall; trombone: Mr Jackson; tympani, etc.: Mr H. A. Dunn; piano: Miss Johnson Jones. Without doubt, the orchestra was the attraction of the evening. Nicely balanced, the playing throughout was thoroughly accomplished, and the frequent applause ao- oorded the overture, waltz, and symphony numbers, testified the appreciation of the audience. In the orchestral symphony intro- ducing the third part of the opera, the air I dreamt that I dwelt" comes in for solo violin. This was taken by Mrs Bousquet-Browne, whose well known artistic ability was again evidenced, and met with the heartiest and most enthusiastic re-call of the evening. The soloists were Miss Ethel Hubi-Newoombe as 11 Arline Miss M. E. Garner as Queen'; Mr Hargreaves Hudson as Thaddeus,' and Mr Wm. Thornton as Devilshoof,' and The Count.' Miss Hubi- Newcombe was encored for her very acceptable rendering of I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls." Miss Garner contributed a pretty but short solo in the chorus Happy and light of heart," and also took part in the quartette •' From the valleys and hills." Mr Hargreaves- Hudson created an excellent impression two or three years ago when as a baritone he took solo part in one of the performances of the society. First impressions are often best; the reputation then gained he sustained on subsequent visits. This last occasion, however, coming under a new role as a tenor vooalist, an entirely new reputa- tion was necessary to be gained. Generally, the opinion prevailed, that the first impression of the singer was by far the best. The well- ttnown song "When other lips," was encored. Mr Thornton gave a very nice rendering of his part, and for the air The heart bowed down," was deservedly re-called. The choir was, throughout, much above what it has achieved hitherto, and the fair scene chorus Life itself is at the best," was heartily encored The concluding air and chorus by Arline and Society, Oh, what full delight," was a grand and effeotive finis. Mr Robinson (conductor) is to be highly complimented upon the distinct success of the performance. The Holywell Welsh Flannel Mills Prize Band very kindly assembled in High-street and played a number of selections, and The soldiers of the Queen before the commencement of the concert.
WHITFORD. CHTTBCB OØOIB Suprim.-tfuz=ATioN TO LAJDV CiaoxaTm.-At the invitation of the Vicar and Mrs Davies, the members of the Pariah Churah Ohoir bad their New Year supper on Thursday evening at the Vicarage. There were present the Rev and Mrs Daviss, Mr John Jones, Fashallt, churekwarden, and Mecsrs T. Williams, Mertyn, and T. Hilditch, representing the sidesmen; Mr W. Jones, organist and choirmaster. After a most exoellently prepared and varied supper had been partaken of to entire satisfaction, the remainder of the evening was spent in pleasant entertainment, when members of the ohoir sang a number of songs, in which Mrs Davies very kindly played the accompaniments. Several parties of the younger members of the ohoir contributed some very pretty descriptive songs, also recitations, and pennillion singing having been commenced it was taken up by three or four of the guests in suc- cession. Toasts were submitted by the Vicar, who was the nominal president, by Mr John Jones and by Mr Wm. Jones. The Vicar expressed his appre- ciation of the services of the ohoir during the past year and coupled with the toast the name of their respected organist and choirmaster—Mr W. Jones, who, in responding gratefully acknowledged the very acceptable services of Mrs Davies, whose interest in the ohoir, and kindness on all occasions was appre- ciated by everyone.—In the course of the evening the Vioar intimated that he had a pleasant duty to perform not unmixed with regret. They were about to lose the servioes of two of their most regular and con- sistent lady choristers, who had aooepted valuable appointments in a distant county. The Misses Griffiths, of Bryn, to whom he referred, had for years been oonneoted with the ohoir, and had assisted in all church work, and he was sure everyone would agree with him that they should lose two valuable members. Miss Griffiths bad been aisistant mistress of Lady Augusta Mootyn's Sohool, Rhewl, while Miss Kitty Griffiths had until lately been the assistant mistress at the Whitford National School. Having accepted a joint appointment to the National Schools, near Bildeston, Suffolk, the ohoir had made a subscription, which he was pleased to say had enabled him to present on behalf of the choir, to eaoh, a oopy of the International Teachers' Bible, also, to Miss Griffiths an organ oopy hymn book, and to Miss Kitty Griffiths, a church service. The Vioar having ,made the presentation amid hearty applause, con- gratulated the young ladies upon their suooecs in the teaching profession and wished them every happiness. The thanks of the company having been accorded the Vicar and Mrs Davies for their kind invitation, the party closed with the singing of Hen wlad fy nhadau." COKCBBT xx Am OF THB WAB FTTND. — The patriotic feeling of the British in oity, town and village, is much the same at the present day. This was demonstrated at the National Schools, on Monday evening, when Lord Mostyn presided over a crowded audience assembled in patronage of the concert in aid of the War Fund. The stage was a handsome arrangement of fissro aloft, and plants and flowers below, kindly supplied from the Mostyn Hall gardens. The arrangements were carried out by a committee, of whom Miss Pieroe (Ivy House) was the hon. seo. The news of the day—the success achieved by General White in driving back the Boer attack on Ladysmith—put the audience in a simmer of enthusiasm when Mr Wm. Jones opened the proceedings with the National song "Rule Britannia," and culminated when The Absent- Minded Beggar was recited by Miss Trubshaw, of Mold, with distinguished elocutionary offect. The tambourines sent ronud collected jE3 5s. 3id, which the noble ohairman announced, would be forwarded j62 2s. Od. to the Daily Mail A.M.B. Fund, and the balance to the local fund. The Misees Griffith. Jones, Mostyn Vicarage, played a pianoforte duet "Faust," in a very appreciative manner. Lord Mostyn sang "The song of the Consoript." the Honble Roderio Mostyn playing the accompaniment In rosponse to an entbusiastio encore, his lordship responded with a most attractive humorous song, for the rendering of which the audienoe reluctantly abandoned a second re-call. Lord Mostyn aleo sang in the seoond patt of the concert, a nautioal song, which met wijfch a hearty reoeption, Lady Mostyn played the pianoforte aocompanimAnt. The harp solos by y Telynores Kenai" (Miss Hughes) were of exceptional merit, and the marked attention given by the audience showed the high appreciation of the artiste s performance. Both numbers, "Reverie" and 11 March of the Men of Harleoh," were unanfv. mously encored. A Spanish song, with guitar accompaniment, was given by Miss N. Pierce (in oostume), also Annie Laurie," both of which were highly appreciated, A trio for mandoline, guitar
and piano, Mexican dance," by the Misses Pieroe, was an aooeptable number; the re-oall was most pronounced, and was responded to. Mr Bulooek sang with tatte, Sweet island of Ulva," while his rendering of "The last muster" was most ex- pressive; Mrs Bulcook accompanied. The Hon. Roderio Mostyn opened the second patt of the programme with a lively and pleasantly performed pianoforte solo. Mr J. B. Feilding sang, to Mrs FeUding's accompaniment, 11 IAove, could I only tell you," a song which wae cordially received by the audience. Miss Trubshaw, towards the close of the oonoert, gave a olever reeitation of a skit, Skittles favourite toast," which for hamour woald be hard to excel. Lord Mostyn having propoaed a vote of thanks to the artittes, and Miss N. Pieroe, the hon. seo., Canon Griffith Jones seconded the oompliment. The Rev. J. Davies proposed, and Mr J. T. Jones seconded, a vote of thanks to Lord Mostyn for presiding, which his lordship aoknow- ledged in a happy manner. The singing of God save the Queen," oonoluded the proceedings. Ya HzN GLWB."—As eaoh year commenoes on the 1st ef January, so the Old Benefit Club," at Whitford on the same day has its annual dinner and mareh-out, a custom followed out uninterruptedly for over a century and a half. On Monday the village seemed stirred out of its usual quietness, for a large number of the members of this sooiety assembled at their new olub-room, at the Mostyn Arms Hotel. About noon the members wearing their rosettes and oarrying wands proceeded on their way to Mostyn Park, led by H. A. Cope, Esq., the geoial vice-president of the Society, at all times a warm supporter by his constant presenoe and liberal subscription to the funds. In the park, they met their noble president, the Right Hon Lord Mostyn.' who was accorded a warm reception by hearty cheers. Returning to the village, all prooeeded to the Vioarage, to esoort tbe vicar (the Rev J. Daviea) to the Parish Church where a short and appropriate service was held. On entering and leaving the sacred edifioe the organ pealed forth sweet music played by Mrs Davies, of the Vicarge. Arriving at their olubroom the members sat down to a bountiful dinner the menu including—Roast beef, geese, fowls, puddings and sweetf, nioely and tastefully prepared by tbe host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Fitch. The nob!e ohairman was supported by the Vicar, Dr Jones and Capt Polford. The loyal toasts were submitted by the Chairman, and right loyally received by all present. "The Army, Navy, and Auxiliary forces" was also enthusiastically taken up, and in referring to the war now raging, his Lordship read a letter from Lance-Corporal Roberts, now at Estoourt. lately in employ on the Mostyn Estate. "The health of the President" was proposed by Dr. J. T. Jones, and received in a very hearty manner with musical honours, and responded to by his lordship. I I The health of the Hon. Chaplain" was heartily responded to. On the proposition of Bro. T. Hilditch, it was resolved that a reoord be entered on the minute books of the Club, to the effect that the best thanks of the memfceis of the Whitford Old Club be tendered Mrs Roberts, of the Post Offioe, for the kind and thoughtful manner in which her parents, and latterly herself had for nearly fifty years catered for the Sooiety, and it was further unanimously carried that Mrs Roberts be asked to accept a small token in remembrance of the long period of service. The noble president generously headed the list. The secretary (Mr W. Jones, Pistyll) read and circulated the report for the past year, which showed a balance on the right side, a position the olub has occupied for a great many years. A hearty vote of thanks was aooorded the host and hostess (Mr and Mrs Fitch) for their successful efforts in preparing the feast. All present returned home, happy in the thought that they had the honer to be members of Hen Glwb y Llan."
FLINT. In tbe report of tbe funeral of the late Mr Thomas Jones, postmaster of Flint, it should have been stated that the undertaker was Mr John Lloyd (sueoessor to Mr Peter Bibby), builder, &6., Flint. NOWCOWVOBICOT UKIOW.—Last week was one of special prayer meetings held nightly ia the several chapels in tbe town. The meetings were oonnected wish the "FIfnt Nonconformist Union. This week special services have been held nightly at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, when different minsters preached eaoh evening. SBABOWABUS B orxNam.-It is pleasing te note the very kindly act of Aid. J. L. and Mrs Muspratt Broabaul, Bhyl. This past week, a Christmas gift of ki tons of coal has been distributed among the recipients of poor relief in the Borough. The generosity of Mr and Mrs Muspratt has been highly appreciated. CHUBOH PABADB.—On Sunday last, at the Parish Churob, the members ef the E (Flint) Company, 2nd Vol. Batt. Royal Weloh Fusiliers, held a Ohuroh parade. There was a good master of the company, under the oommand of Major O. E. Dyson, Y.D., and headed by the Battalion Band. The Reotor (Rev. W. LI. Nicholas) preaohed. The offertories during the day amounted to over 96, which were devoted to the War Relief Funds. THB LUIBI OOHXITTBB or THB WAA Raxam Fmm.-The above committee has now been in- augurated and affiliated with the Soldiers and Sailers' Families' Association. Mrs Mould, Oomist, was appointed president and hon. treasurer, and Miss Evans hon secretary of the committee. An Executive Committee was appointed, and at a subsequent meeting of the Executive, the sum of £ 17 6s Od was handed over to the treasurer, also a number of large parcels of clothing It was decided by the unanimous wish of tbe Oommittee that a grant of d610 10s Od be forwarded Mrs Howard, of Wygfair, in aid of the Yeomanry Equipment Fund Mrs Feilding, of Upper Downing, Holywell, gave the Oommittee valuable assistance in the inaugura- tion of the committee Up to the present tbe sub- scriptions amount to A22 8s Od BOROUGH SESSIONS WMMNIMAT-BOtOre Major O. E. Dyeon and Alderman Joseph Hall. A DIFFICULT CUSTOMHB. James Clarke, of Roskell-square, was summoned by Police-constable Whitehead, for being drunk and disorderly on Saturday night, the 23rd ult. The offieer in his evidence stated that the defendant was most disorderly in Church-street. When atked to go home defendant said he would go home when he liked. He had considerable diffioulty with the defendant and had to call for assistance.—Fined 5s. and 9s. 6d. costs, or seven days' imprisonment in default. riolommo. Mr T. W. Hughes applied for the temporary transfer of the license of the Dee Hotel, Chester- street, to Mr James 13rady, brother of the late licensee, Mr John Brady, who died on the 16th of December last.-The application was granted. BOBOOIJ OABBS. Several education cases were brought forward by Mr W. E. Bithell, attendance officer, and fines were imposed. t
THB lOX CAM.-I)XBTWItT FOB OOSTS. Inspector R. Jones applied for a distress warrant for the recovery of the costs (£2 16s. 6d.) in the milk case, against John Hughes, Maesydre Farm. The question of costs had been deferred from the last Court on the question of Analyst's fees, and the same being payable by the defendant, who deolined to pay when requested, he (tbe Inspector) now asked for a distress warrant.—The application was granted.
THB NBW SUGUSTBAXBS. The newly appointed borough magistrates were to have qualified at these sessions, but out of the four only Mr H. Lester Smith was enabled to do so, Mr Peter Bibby and Mr T. T. Sill were indisposed and Mr Isaac Taylor was from home.
HALKY N. COlllOHBor. A vety interesting and enjoyable conoert took place on Thursday evening last. at the Duke of Westminster's Sobools. The room was comfortably filled, and the following programme Willi gone through which gave every satisfaction Four-part song, Let the bills resound," Halkyn Church Choir song, Flight of ages," Miss Wilson, A.L.C.K. long, "The Guiding Light," Rev Stephen Jones; song and ehorus, Beresford's Boys," Miss Green (chorus by ohoir) song, Rev K. Green; song, "Perfect Life," Rev Stephen Jones; Spinning song," Miss Wil«on (pneored); song (in obar^cter), "Caller Heroin, Miss Green sopg and chorus, Soldiers of the Queen," O.R. Staff. Sergeant W. Archibald Redfern, the audienoe shewing their patriotism by singing the ohorus (enoored). The saored cantata called the < Nativity of Christ" (Caleb Simper), formed the seoond part of the programntn, and whioh was sunsr in the ohureh of St. Mary the Virjrin's on Christmas night. The soprano solos were takea by Miss Green, Miss Davies, and the Misses Harper (Halkyn), and the bass and tenor solos by the Rev K. Grean, Exhall Yicarage, Warwiok Mr W. Arohibald Bedfera, Mr W. J. Harper and Mr Fred Baker. The accompanists were Mrs Green, Miss Wilson, A.L.O.M., Miss Chambers (Liverpool), and Mr Sebald Green. After the usual votes of thanks were aooorded by the Rector (the Rev A. J. M. Green), the oonoert terminated by singing "Godsave the QueeB." The prooeens go towards purchasing nmaio for the Churoh Choir.
♦ Letters from South Africa. The Right Hon. Lord Mostyn, of Mostyn Hall, has received the following letter from Lance- corporal R Roberts, A Co., R.W.F., who previously to bit being called up for active service, was em- ployed on the Mostyn Estates:- "Estoourt, South Africa, Dec. 4th, 1899. My Lord,—I have the honour to inform you that I arrived at Port Natal, Durban, South Eallt Africa, on the 17th Nov, 1899, from there we went by rail in open trucks, to a place called Mooi River, where we remained until Sunday last, the 26tb, November The second day we were there, the enemy shelled our camp, and also the third, when we formed for attaok and took their position, they retiring as fast as they could in frpnt of us They must have fired at least two aosen shells at us from their big guns, but strange to say, not a single casualty ooourred on our side. Our guns of coarse replied to theirs, and our infantry fired some long range volleys at the enemy, and although they were in a splendid position, we must have done them some considerable harm, for I 1-thoy were said to have lost rather heavily On Sunday last, 26th November, we marohed from Mooi River to here (Bsteomt), a distance of 21 miles, without food or water at all, we commenced at 2,30 a m, and arrived here at 9,30 a m, the same date Since we are at Estcourt, all is quiet here, we now expect to be sent further up country, to perhaps Colenso or Ladysmith, where we are told there is a great battle to take p:ace very shortly We have seen several sad oases ooming up country, of people leaving their farms and homes, and going for a safer place of abode further south My Lord, kindly aocept my kindest regards, and please excuse the very poor and dirty fashion this is written in, for the conveniences we have on the field for such purposes are very very poor Kind regards to all hands on your estate." The following letter has been received by Mr John Williams, Penrallt, Holywell, from his Ion at the front: Frere Camp, South Africa, December 10th 1899. My dear father and mother,—I am writing these few lines to you hoping they will fiod you all well, the same as I am at present. I am sure that you are thinking of me day and night. I am thinking a lot of you, and especially of little Nellie and Willie. I hope that the Lord will keep me safe all through this war for me to ba able to see you once more. We have had two big fights lately with the Boer" but thank God, He has kept me safe so far. We came to this plate on Saturday, the 9th of December, and the Boers are about seven voiles away from ns now, but we are going to attaok them on the 13th of Deoember, so we are expecting nothing else but very hard fighting for weeks now. The Boers have done a lot of damage to the railway bridges here but they are all repaired now. There are about 84,000 of us going to make a general advance on Wednesday next, and I am sure when the Boers see us all, that they will give in. They are starving now they oan't get anything to eat. We oaptored one of their oamps with all the food, and we captured a lot of their horses while they were out. We went BUt about three in the morning and found all of them oat. They had gone to look for us, but we had got right behind them without them seeing us so we hid ourselves in their trenohes, and when they were coming back towards their camp we fired right in front of them because they didn't know that we were there. We made them run We killed a lot of them that day. We have got to maroh 300 miles this next week we are going to Ladysmith, and from there to iSrctoria; these are the twe main plaess of the Boar*, and these will be the biggsst battles ever knows. Well, I hope by the time that you will irst this letter that this war will be ever, because it can't last maoh longer, they are bound to give in. We stole two of their big guns last week, and blowed them to pieces. They want to give in now, but they don't know how. I hope that you have enjoyed your Christmas I was home with you enjoying myself latt Christ- mas, but perhaps that is the lmt one for me to Ste, but I must trust in God, and He will bring me safe through all. Well, dear parents, 1 am writing this letter to you now, it might bs the last one, but I hope not. Well I must come to olose my lattar to you now by sending you my best love, hoping that you will write to me every week. So no more this time; with love to little Nellie and Willie and all at home from Sam. This is from your affectionate son, Private SAKUBL WILLIAMS, No. 6666, C Company, R.W.F. South African Field Force.
—+- TALAORE. Gnm To =it Fooia.-Lady Mostyn, of Talaore, gave her annual treat to the poor of the parish of Llanara on Wednesday last. In the morning about 80 poor persons assembled in Talaore School*, and were supplied with tea and cake, which was much appre- ciated, the weather being wet and cold. A hand- some sum of money was also given each person, the Talaore tenantry having in addition a parcel of flannel. Lady Mostyn's generosity eaoh suoceeding New Tear is greatly appreciated, and the treat is looked forward to with considerable pleasure. Lady Mostyn was accompanied by Sir W, Pyers Mostyn, Bart,, The Bishop of Menevia, Mrs Battars, fan-y- lan Hall, and Mr Haddon Cave, The arrangements for the treat were made by Mr P. Smith Jones in a manner which gave Lady Mostyn every satisfaction.
0 MBLIDEN. PBBSBNTATION TO THB VicAR.-On Monday after- noon, the Rev E. O. Williams, Vioar of Meliden was the recipsnt of a pleasing preeentation from hit porisbonere in celebration of his restoration to health and his return to the parish. The prooeed- lc»B which took plaoe at the National Sohools, were presided oterbyMrR, J.Williams, Rhyd. There were about 200 persons present. The presentation to the Viear consisted of a beautiful silver pocket communion service bearing the following inscription Presented to Rev E. O. Williams, Vicar of Meliden by the Parishoners as a token of our esteem and regard, January 1st, 1900." He was alto presented with au illuminated address. Mrs Williams was presented with a beautifully embroideted banner with "Welcome to Meliden." The Vioar in acknowledging the presentation maid: When I received your invitation the other day it came upon me as a very pleasant surprise to know that you thought of me at all during my absence, and I don't know how to thank you adequately for the beautiful address and pocket communion service you have given me, and the hearty welcome yon aooorded to my dear wife, and the more you know of her the more you will appreciate her (applause). The silver eommunion servioe is a thing I have always wanted, and ypu conld not give me anything more useful. The addrass shall always be my most treasured oamession, and I promise you that it shall be bong in the most prominent plaoe in the Vicarage (applause). Again thanking you all for the great kindness. Wishing you all A happy and prosperous New Year (applause). The proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the Ohairman for presiding.
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The War in South Africa THE HOLYWELL VOLUNTEERS AND 1, ACTIVE SERVICE The officers to command the oompaoy selected from the let, 2nd and 3rd Volunteer Battalions of the Royal Welch Fusiliers for servioe in South Africa, as well as the officers to take charge of the reserve company, have been finally decided upon. The officera to go on active service will be Captain T M Keene, Mold, and Lieutenants Geoffrey Jones Parry, and Ceoil Holt, Wrexham. The offioera in the reserve are Captain H Meredith Jonea and Lieutenants Douglas Meredith Jones, Wrexham, and Hatherley Jones, Rhyl On Wednesday, the selection of volunteers for active servioe was made from the D (Holywell) Company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Royal Weloh Fusiliers. The following were accepted:— Sergeant Bertie Thomas, 8229 Corporal Bugler R Richardson Privates Albert Jones, Stephen Boyes, Robert J Jones, Halkyn; David Wynne, Halkyn; Wm Davies, Halkyn. Waiting Company held in reserve should further reinforcements be sent out: —Sergeant H Hughes, 8165; Private William Jones (oyclist). Private 0 E P Jones. It is very complimentary to the Holywell Company to find that among the selected volunteers to go to the front, that Company provides a Sergeant and a Corpl Buglar and in the Reserve Company, Holywell is represented by a Sergeant and a Cyclist Volunteer All the men selected are either marksmen orldrtt. olass shots It is gratifying to observe that the Volunteers will be under the charge of Captain T M Keene, of Mold—It is expected that the selected men will be given a hearty "send-off by the Holywell people The Colonel's inspection of the men selected will be held at Rhyl next Saturday, at 4 p m, and the men are to be em- bodied at Wrexham, on Monday, the 22nd, when for the first time they will don their servioe kit of kharki
FOOTBALL NOTES. THE NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. RESULTS UP-TO-DATE. ,Go&ls Club Pl'd Won Lost Dr'n For Agat Pt Bangor 8 6 2 0 33 9 12 Llanrwst. 9 6 4 0 21 24 10 Rhyl United. 8 4 4 0 23 15 8 LUndudno.. 7 3 3 1 23 10 7 Holywell 3 3 0 0 7 3 6 Colwyn Bay. 8 3 6 0 17 16 6 Denbigh. 7 2 4 1 15 22 6 Carnarvon 7 2 4 1 9 29 6 Holyhead 7 2 4 1 9 29 6 Holywell were among the luoky few who had no matoh on Saturday last—for indeed, the state of the elements left no doubt in the minds of the players and supporters alike that it was a matter for hand. shaking and congratulation. It was antioipated that Denbigh would have paid a visit in a round of the Soames' Charity Cup, but that arrangement failed, and the matoh was arranged for Saturday next. Denbigh have scratched, however, and thus Holywell enter the fourth round. » » The Chemical lads were less fortunate. They had a league fixture to playoff (away from home) with Birkenhead Reserve, and despite the tough state of the weather, the appointed time found them at Birkenhead, ready to face the elements and decide which was the better team. But they bad to come home without playing the matoh-rain they could stand, snow they could tolerate, but fog!! Baden Powell's couldn't play football In a fog. • But it's an ill wind that blows no one good," for it is doubtless that Flint Reserve were favoured by the weather in their meeting with the Athletic, replayed Junior Cup tie. The Athletic would at least have held their own in fine weather, but torrents of rain and a heavy ground wrecked their combination, and the Reserve won by three goals to one. In the semi-final, Flint meet Llanrwst. at Flint. • Torrents of rain made things unpleasant at the Buokley Victoria ground when they met Crewe Town in a friendly encounter. Although the Town were well represented, the Vios. had much of the play from the start, Peter Davies and J. Brookea being prominent. When the whittle sounded time, the homesters had five clear goals standing to their credit. • • In the competition for Combination honours, the Druids were at home to Rhyl, and the aealliders ran them even, each scoring one goal; Wrexham had Aberystwyth as visitors in a return fixture, and although scoring waa rather slow, oornera were plentiful, and the final was three goals to one in favour of the homesters; Bangor fared rather badly at Chirk, going under to the tune of six goals to one-playing four reserve men aocounts to some extent for the score. 0 Other matches inolude, Shotton Bangers met Torporley and divided the honours, scoring one goal eaob.-Welish Junior Cup (fourth round): Rhyl entertained Holyhead Swifts, and came out top with a score of five goals to one the meeting between Wrexham Victoria and Adwy United resulted in a win for the former by two clear goals; the Druids Reserve went under to Oswestry Reserve by three goals to nil.
A-* ineedote is related, illustrative of the Ilynesi or the Bohemians, copipared with the simple honesty of the Germans, and the candid unscrupulousness of the Hungarians. In war times three soldiers, one each of these three nations, met in a parlour of an inn, over the chimney piece of which hung a watch. When they had gone the German said, "That was a good watch; I wish I had bought it." I am sorry I did not take, it," said the Hungarian. "I have it in my pocket," said the Bohemian. A GENTLBMAN was recently narrating to a lady friend, who was rather distraite in her manner, the death of a young barrister. "He was," said he," but 25 years of age, and he leaves two children." Ah," remarked the lady, and they are not "grown ttp. I suppose ?" I A LATE Provost of Bathgate, in presenting th6 parochial clergyman with a piece of plate, subsmhed for by the parishioners, concluded his address to Use reverend recipient in these words: I may onlv add, air, that you're a sounding brass, ana a fanning cymbal." Two Irishmen were conversing the other day, and one of them aaked the other when he intended to back to Ireland. He replied, If I live till I die^- and Heaven knows whether I will or not-I intend to visit ould Ireland once more before I lave thif country." A FIFE farmer, whose knowledge of the English language was rather limited, being asked one daf by the minister of his parish (not about five mil. from the county town), what he thought of the great Dr, Chalmers, replied, "Deed, to tell ye the plain truth, 1 think verra little o' him. He uses ower mony hmg-nebbit words for us kintra bodies; and want than that, he seems to have a greater regard for the body than the soul, for the verra last time I heard him preach—an' I gaed mair than 10 miles to hear him was a aboot meatian' physic (metaphysics). Noo, doctor, ye maun alloo that wasna a verra proper subn ject for the pulpit. Auld Wattie Thompson, my neiift neebor, puir body, listened wi* great attention, expect in tae get a cure for his awfu' inward complaint j but he left the kirk as wise as when he gaed into't, an there was mae than him an' me in the same predica- ment. i\ ?an d° anything, if you have the patience to said an old fogey to his son. "Water can be earned in a sieve if you can wait." How T"ng t' mauired the son. Tul it freezes." 4 To discover the shortest distance between two places, jump into a cab, and pay the driver his fare in advance. To ascertain tqe greatest between two places reverse matters, and p&y whejirfw Mmfl&tiJQur dasMoatieo,
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Births. HuaLsurr-On the 3rd inst., at Lhry. Oflfa, neat Meld, the wife of Hal Hnrlbutt, of a dajghter. JONu-On the 9th inst., the wife of Mr T. Jonee, The Sohools, Ffynnongroew, of a daughter. Owan-On the 10th iuet., at Oorniat Road, Flint, the wife of Mr Thomas Owens, joiner, of twina —boy and girl. Deaths. BARWW-ON the 10th inst, at Brynoelyn, Greenfield, Mr Edward Barlow, aged 57 years BMTMMTOM—On the 3rd inst., at 7. Swan-street, Flint, James Murray, non of Mr David Brotherstone, blaoksmith, aged 9 years al80 oa the 4tb inst., Oharles, son of the above-named, aged 3 years. EIAIB—On tbe 2nd inst., at Ellis' Terrace, Gwespyy, Miss Jane Ellis, late of Brown Oow, aged 81 years. EVANS-On the 8th inst., at Bertbengam Farm, Trelogan, Mrs Evans, wife of Mr Edw. EvateL. Rural District Councillor, Llanasa Parish, ag" i7 years; GaupmRs--on the 8th inst at Gelli Fowler, Yseeifiog, Holywell, Mr John Griffiths, agtS 83 yean Buouss-On the 3rd inst., at Mum forth-street, Flint, Oharles, son of Mr Robert Hughes, aged 28 yeere. HoeBu-On the 4th inst, at Well-street, Holywell, Mr Thomas Hughes, aged 63 years. HUOHBS—On the 4th inst., at Here and Hoonda Hotel, Ounnah's Quay, aged 46 years. William, the beloved husband of Bessie Hughes. Jonas-Ou the 1st inst., from the effects of burning, at Pentre Buildings, Nortbop Hall, Northop, Elizabeth, wife of Mr John Jones, aged 60 years. JONSO-ON the 2nd inst, at Golftyn, Connab's Quay, Martha, wife of Captain Wm. Jones, aged 65 lears. Jos=-On the 7th inst., at Obnroh-street, Flint, Sarah Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr Janes Jones, registrar, aged 16 days. Jown-On the 7th inst, at Grreofield terraoe, Greenfield, Holywell, Margaret, widow of Mr Peter Jones, aged 76 years. MAXTHBWS—On the 7th inst, at Bryndeogwm, Ysocifiog, Mary Elisabeth, wife of Mr Edwin Matthews, aged 48 yeirt. PABBT—On the 3rd inst, at Bagillt, Ann, widow of Mr Edward Parry, aged 71 years. ruon-On the 6th inet, at Penyball, Holywell, Elisabeth, wife of Mr Joseph Prioe, aged 66 years. RITCHINos—ON the 6th inst, at West-view, Pentre, Flint, Emma Jane, daughter of Mr Alfred Ritohlngs, aged 22 years, Ronam-On the 6th inst, at Gadlys. nlt., Mary Lily, infant daughter of Mr Robert Roberts, aged 20 months. BoWD-OD the 8th inst.. at 28, Salisbury t tratp Flint, Margaret, widow of Mr Lake Bowna, aged 69 years. SIIION-OD the 9th inst., af'er a long and painful illness, at his residence, Bod Erw, near St. Asapb, aged 43 years, R. Fred. Suson, solicitor. UMSWOBTH—On the 8th in ft, at High-street, Holywell, Mrs Margaret Unsworth, widow of the late Mr Joseph Unsworth, grooer, aged 72 years D WILLIAMS— On the 2nd inht., at Catob, Halkyn, Mary, widow of Mr Edward Williams, aged 83 WILLIAMS—On the 3rd inst. at Bagillt, Carol] wife of Mr Gosaer Williams, aged 78 yean. [t. MXKOBIAX ] JOJTB*—In fond and lovin* memory of Thomas Jone«, who died at Oard.ff, January 8th. 1899. V Will never be lorgctten by his Borrowing br. tbew and sisters. E.P.
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