MAtiR [ AGE OF MISS HUGHES BEONYFFYNNON, AND MR. THOMAS MOORE. At eleven o'clock on Thursday (yester- day) a marriage which caused considerable local interest was solemnized in the pre- sence of a very large number of friends at the Independent Cuapel, Swan-lane, Den- bigh, the bride being Miss Sophia Hughes, eldest daughter of the Mayoress of Denbigh (Mrs A Lloyd Jones), and of her former husband, the late Mr Thomas Hughes, Portland-place, Denbigh. The bridegroom was Mr Thomas Moore, third son of the late Mr Robert Moore, of Market Drayton, Shropshire, and now resident at Colwyn Bay. The bride, who looked most charming, was attired in a very beautiful dress of white mervilieux silk, trimmed with real Brussels laca and orange blossoms, and wore a tulle veil over a wreath of orange blossoms. She also wore a diamond brooch the gift of the bridegfoaai, and carried a magnificent shower bouquet of roumania, lacander, tulips, crysanthemums, and primulas, intermixed uitn maiden-hair fern, hjderangea and plumosis, and satin etreameis. She was accompanied by two bridesmaids, Miss C.ssie Lloyd Jones and Miss Gwenie Lloyd Jones (stepsisters of the bride), who were prettily gowned in resida cloth, trimm 2d with white silk, and white cherry- ripe hats, and also wore brooches of turquoise and pearls, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried beautiful bouquets of narcissus and white hyacinths with -n# 'de maiden-hair fern and asparagus. The mother of the bride (Mrs A Lloyd Jones) was attired in an extremely hand- some dress of black brecaded silk trimmed with silv9r^and black sequin. Mr Alex Bellamy played the wedding march while the bride was led to the altar by her stepfather, the Mayor of Denbigh. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Thomas Clark, Baptist minister, Market Drayton (uncle of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev James Charles. The duties of best man were ably carried out by Mr Charles Vincent Clark, cousin of the bridegroom. As the hstppy couple left the sacred edifice they received the real Welsh bless- ing of showers of rice and confetti from the large assembly outside. They drove away amid the hearty good wishes of all, to Sronyffynnon, the residence of the Mayor, where a recherche breakfast was served to a large number of guests. On the beauti- fully decorated table was a very massive and handsomely ornamented wedding cake, supplied by Mrs Hughes, con- fectioner, Vale-street, Denbigh. 0 Shortly afterwards Mr and Mrs Moore left, amid the hearty congratulations of their friends and earnest good wishes for their future happiness and prosperity, by the 2.20 train for London, where the -iloneymoon is to be spent. LIST OF PRESENTS. Bridegroom to Bride, gold watch, bracelet, z, diamond and saphire ring. Bride to Bridegroom, gold guard and loeket. Mr and Mrs A Lloyd Jones (parents), linen and cheque. Brothers and .,sisters;-44 Alfred," Queen Anne teapot and goat skin rug "Cissie," old brcfaze figures; Gwennie," cushion and tea set; "Beatrice," parcel scales; I Norman and Myfanwy," silver-mounted fisli knives and forks. Mrs Charles, "The Moors," Abbots Brom- ley, tea set. Mrs Clark and Mr Charles Vincent Clark, silver mounted salad bowl. Miss M Moore, Worcester, breakfast cruet and preserve dish. Miss T Charles, fruit dish and toast rack. A Friend, silver-mounted butter dish. Miss M Williams, Factory-place, pair of vases. Mr Thomas Davies, Mr David Davies, Miss C A Davies, and Miss Emmie Davies, Brynhyfryd, Denbigh, silver and gold eg stand. Mr and Mrs Hughes, Bodhyfryd, oak coal box. Mrs Thomas Bartley, silver-mounted celery bowl. Mr and Mrs Thomas Jones, Henllan-place, silver breakfast cruet. Mrs Edwards, Upper Brook-street, Man- chester, solid silver afternoon tea spoons and tongs. Miss Katie Williams, point lace sideboard cover. Mrs Davies, Bolton, silver-mounted jam stand. IJrKay, Bolton, four salt cellars and silver spoons* Mr and Mrs Hugh Williams, Swansea, cheque. Mr and Mrs Evans, Gwalia Hotlse, Rhyl, drawing room timepiece. Mr .1 Brookes-Davies, Rhyl, photograph frame. :11" niid Mrs R P Davies, hemstitched diamond table cloth. Mr and Mrs Jones, Victoria Buildings, Holywell, brass and china centro piece and silk table centre. Miss Adeline and Cecilia Jones, Victoria Bnildings, Holywell, silver fernpots. Miss Lena Jones, Brynhyfryd, ilowerstand. Dr and Mrs Griffith Roberts, cheque. Mr and Mrs Lloyd (saddler), Vale-street, fheque. Ale n-i Mrs John Bartley, silver-mounted biscuK barrel. Mr and frs Joseph Bartley, silver break- fast c-ruei; Rev and M.^ Charles, brass crumb brush and tray. Misses Jennie and Maggie Williams, Chippendale t,ay inlaid. z2 Misses Emmieai,dGwladys Roberts, copper kettle,, w Miss Cromar, W.-exharu, drawn thread tray cioth and d'oyle. Lss Jennie Davies, Love-lane, solid oak •afternoon tray with silver handles. Miss Davies, The Asylum, silk centrepiece. Miss Ettie Saltisbury, silver and chiaer cruet. Miss Ilettie Evans, embroidered afternoon table cover. Misses E A and Sarah Roberts, hand-i painted picture. Miss Jones, Ty Isa, vase. Miss Young, Post Office, copper crumb brush and tray. Miss Phyllis Pierce Hughes, afternoon trble cover. Miss Mary Adaus, brass candlesticks. Mr and Mrs Roger Jones, lace toilet covers. 1\Jr Jones, Glythia Isa, card tray. nil's H:W3, 42, Vale-strooi, pfeoto frame. Mr and Nips-T J Williams, High-street, older down quilt. Mr Robert Evans, Swine-market, silve dessert spoons. Mr -k Evans, chippendale overmantel. "I Mr E M Jones, valuable old Dresden vase. Miss Charlotte Jones, L.E.A.M., photo- graph frame. Miss Lloyd and Miss Roberts, 10, Swine- market, afternoon oak tray. Mrs Roberts, butcher, teapot and stand. Mr and Miss Isaac Morris, white kid shoes. Mrs Morris, Rosemary-lane, sugar and cream jug and basin. Mr and Mrs J P Joyce, silver breakfast cruet. Mrs Parry, Clwnl Villa, serviette rings. Mrs L Hughes, Tower-hill, teapot. Mr and Mrs David Davies, tea cosy and teapot stand. Mr Treubath, New Brighton, gentleman's dressing case with silver-mounted fittings. A Friend, cheville table cover. A Friend, oak and silver inkstand. I Miss J Davies, Pwllheli, silver fish carvers. Miss Florence Mills, sideboard cover. Miss Sarah Williams, cushion. Mrs Build-, Highgate, Counted travelling purse. Mr Wood, Market Drayton, bro,. la- ments. Dr Clark, Birmingham, epergne Miss Nora Moore, silver-mounted butter dish. Mr Watkin Jones, Pellwall, Market Dray- ton, floral table decoration. Mr J J Evans, London, barometer. Miss Jones, confectioner, silver jam spoons, i Mrs Hughes, confectioner, serviettes. The bouquets were the gift of the bride- groom's friend, Mr Watkin Jones, Pellwall, Market Drayton. Pellwall, Market Drayton.
-0 DENBIGH ADDRESSES TO THE KING. The two addresses, one from the Borough Magistrates and the other from the Council, have been most chastely illuminated by the well-known firm of Shaw and Son, of London. They are enclosed in black border and most appropriately and artistically done in silver, Royal purple," and black, and are in every keeping with the purpose for which they are intended. They are being respectively signed by the magistrates and members of the Council with a view to being immediately forwarded by tbe Town Clerk (Mr J Parry Jones) to His Majesty. We have already published the text of the Councils' address, and the following is that from the Borough Magistrates (drawn up by their Clerk, Mr Parry Jones), and signed by those justices who were in court when the resolution was adopted — To the King's Most Excellent Majesty." May it please your Majesty, We, the undersigned, your Majesty's faith- ful and loyal subjects, Justices of the Peace for the Borough of Denbigh, in Petty Sessions assembled, desire to record the deep sense of the loss the Empire has sustained by the death of our beloved Sovereign, Queen Victoria, whose reign was the longest, most beneficent, and most glorious of any Monarch who sat on the Throne of England, and we most humbly and respectfully offer our heartfelt sympathy and condolence with your Majesty and the members of the Royal Family on this most melancholy occasion. Given under our hands this 25th day of January, 1901, A. Lloyd Jones, R Lloyd Wil- liams, J Harrison Jones, T J Williams, R C B Clough, R Humphreys Roberts, Robert Owen, John Davies, W Mellard, T A Wynne Edwards, J R Hughes."
DENBIGH: TECHNICAL SCHOOL. On Thursday night Miss Francis, Chester School of Science and Art, and the teacher of the cooking classes, held an examination in the above school for the best pastry, pancakes, and stews. The Mayor (A Lloyd Jones, Esq.) had consented to assist, but he was unable to attend, ana aiiss ixee was then called upon to I distribute the prizes. The successful pupils were the following :—Pastry 1st, Gertrude Davies, Holland House 2nd, Maggie Helsby 3rd, Mary Blodwen Jones, Gwynfa; and consolation prizes were given to Floria Jones and Edith Price. Pancakes: 1st, Maggie Miller, Vale-street; 2nd, Emily Batten, Lore- lane 3rd, Pollie Davies, Love-lane. Best stews: Mrry Ellea Roberts, 12, Castle-hill, and Anne Jane Jones.
BILIOUSNESS. Not able to Eat for a Week at a time. VICTORIA HOTEL, PLATT BRIDGE, Near WIGAN, Nov. xith, 1S90. GENTLEMEN,—I am happy to inform you that I have received great benefit by using "Gwilym Evans' Bitters," after suffering a long time from Biliousness. I had become very weak, and so nervous that if any one spoke in a loud tone I was much frightened. I have been so bad that I w;s not able to eat for a week at a time. I tried Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bit- ters," and the first bottle did me a deal of good, so I got, another, and am happy to say I am now quite well. I shall always speak well of these" Bitters" to all persons that I know. Yours truly, (Mrs.) BAXTER.
HENLLAN. AMBULANCE WORK. We are pleased to say that a female" St John's Ambulance class has been formed at Henllan by the Denbigh Technical In- struction Committee, the first class feeing held last night, when 25 pupils attended. Dr Lloyd (the lecturer) said he was very pleased to see so large a number of pupils present, and impressed upon his hearers the great im- portance and usefulness of being able to render first aid to the injured, &c. A most pleasant and instructive evening was spent, all the pupils taking the greatest interest in the most able and lucid lecture delivered by the lecturer. Miss Cole has kindly consented to act as local secretary, and had made all the necessary arrangements for the class.
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THE COMING MARRIAGE OF Miss SheSagh Cornwallis West AND THE Duke of Westminster. The greatest matrimonial event of the season is Miss Shelagh Cornvvallis West's marriage to His Grace the Duke of West- minster to-morrow (Saturday) at St Paul's, Knightsbridge, where the bride's brother was married to Lady Randolph Churchill a few months ago. The caremony will be at one o'clock, and the luncheon afterwards will be at the house of the bridegroom's mother, Lady Grosvenor, in Park Lane, and the honeymoon will be spent at the Duke's magnificent mansion, Eaton Hall, Chester, which has on many occasions fittingly entertained different members of the Royal Family. A MUB LOVE MATCH. A special correspondent of The Illustrated News Service" referring to this great social event say. Saturday, February 16th, sees the comuli. mation of one of the greatest of modern ro- mances in the Peerage, and all will wish the newly-married Duke a»d Duchess of West- minster well and congratulate them moat heartily upon bringing their courtship to a successful conclusion. Fainb heart, we hava always been cold, never won fair lady, and in this case the marriage is due to the y»«ng Duke's persistence. As children he and his bride were playmates, and the pretty story is told that they always declared their intentien in the days ct their early love to marry as soon as they grew up. But even for dukes and noted beauties the course of true love does not always run smooth, and when the matter was mentiened-by the ardent yauag lover to the late Duke of Westminster, altnough not op- posed to it, for he and Colonel Ceruwaliis West were great personal friends, and the two families on terms of great intimacy tbd friendship, yet he thoughS it would be prudent if his heir did not make his choice at such an early age.- Therefore, Viscount Belgrave, as he was then, was des- patched to the Cape a few monfehs before the War broke out, to join Sir Alfred Milner's Ski-0', Within a year, at the end of December, 1809, his grandfather died quite suddenly, and ha came into the title and vasfe estates of the Grosvenors. The new Duke was immediately granted leave by the authoritie-, but, of course, under the circumstances it was of very short duration, and his actual time in England was only a fortnight. Most of it. however, it was noticed at the time, he managed to spend at Ruthin Castle, in North Wales, the place of Mr. Cornwsllis West, the father of the new Duchess—a fiicb which naturally set the bongue of gewsip wagging again, but no en- gagement was announced before the Duke returned to &outh Africa, thia time to join Lord Roberta' Staff. Last June the papers intimated the publicity of theengagemeut, but unaccountably their statement was at once contradicted. Nevertheless, upon the Duke of Westminster's return in the autumn an official announcement was made and the preparations for the wedding went 011 apace. In the meantime the Duke had come of age in March, while at the front, but, of course, no celebra- tions were held until his safe arrival home, upon the occasion of which he introduced Miss Shelagh West to his tenants as his future wife. Originally the marriage was fixed for 9 February 14th at St. Paul's Kniglitsbridge, and would have been a great and brilliant Society function had it not been for her late MaieRVv's lamented death. For this reason is was rumoured that it would be postponed, but it was decided eventually to celebrate it quite quietly as a family affaiHowever, in the end it had to be put off fo; two days, as the original datlt clashed wi:¡h his Majesty's State opening of Parliament. Thtm it came to paM that after a protracted period of doubt and delay Satur- day becomes the day of the wedding. The Duke of \Y eebminster's immense wealth i8 proverbial, as he own's six hundred acres in the most fashionable part of London, and, as time goes on, he will become increasingly wealthy, as every year the leases, which are incomparably more valuable than when last granted, are dropping in. His bride is noted as one of the most beautiful girls in London, and by adding two syllable* to her maiden name, she will take her placo as one of the most in- fluential women in Society. Her parents are old aid intimate friends of the King, who has tsayed with them for the Chester races, and In her day her mother was'a raUlOM beauty, as is her sister, the Princess Henry of Ploes. The upe and åowuiI of this duoftl courtship )aake a very pretty story, and ail the world will with the young couple every happiness in the brilliantfnfcorewhich is Msured to them b,v wealth, position and beauti. GOING UP FOR THE WFDDING On Monday the Duke of Westminster and Miss Shelegh West, left Saighton Towers, near Chester, and proseeded to Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hainphshire, one of the residences of Col Cornwallis West. Col Cornwallis West and Mrs West, with Miss West, left Newlands Manor, fey London, preparatory to theweddine- and to the opening of Parliament by the King. The Duki also went to London for the same purposes The Duke's step-father, the Irish Chief Secretary (Mr George Wyndham), has made a tour of the congested districts in the West of Ireland last week. He visited a great part of Connemara and some of tho islands off the coast; and was everywhere cordially received. Lady Grosvenor (the Duke's mother) left Dublin for London on Wednesday, but T.ill' return to Ireland after the Duko of West- I minster's wedding. Mr Wyndham, who returned to Dublin from the west on Friday, j has now joined Lady Grosvenor in town for his I Parliamentary duties, and to take part in his stepson's marriage. COMING TO EATON HALL FOR THE HONEYMOON. The honeymoon is to be spent at Eaton Hall, the Duke's splendid seat near Chester. Four weeks past active preparations have been carried out at Eaton Hall, where the Duke and his bride will^ft-rive on Saturday evening. his bride will^ft-rive on Saturday evening. They will be met at Eaton Hall gates by a number of workmen on the estate. The men will be provided with torches, and there are to be some illuminations outside the hall. ) In reference to this beautiful ducal residence ivhich is to be one of Miss Shelagh Wests' future homes, we take the following from this week's World:—"It is understood that the Duke of Westminster will reside after his marriage at Eaton Rail, the family place near Chester, during the greater part of every year. Eaton is one of the finesk and best-arranged houses in England. It is seven hundred feet in length, and the eastern front, with its cloisters, is remarkably beuatiful, while on this side there is a terrace three hundred and fifty feet long. The main building was only epened for the annual series of Louse parties during the autumn and winter in the late Duke's time. as there is a wing for the family which is in itself a complete house. The interior is superbly decorated, and there are some good pictures, but the gems of the Grosvenar col- lection are kept at Grosvenor House. There are beautiful, which are elaborately laid out, and they include an extensive pinetum. The park is not remarkably picturesque, but it is well timbered, aud the wooded slopes of the Dee are very pretty. The family wing at Eaton is to be partly redecorated and re- furnished, as the late Duke left meat of the best furniture in this part of the house to his widow. The old hall at Eaton was a vast mansion of red brick of no arcbitectaal merit, and was pulled down during the reign of George IV, and replaced with a sumptuous house in the florid ecclesiastical Gothic style, on which about eight hundred thousand pounds was wasted. This gaudy mansion offended the fastidious taste o the late Duke, and he cleared most of it away, and built the present house from designs by Waterbouse, of Man- Chester, at a cost of nearly a million." TOWN PRESENTATION. A circular has been issued this week intimating that the Executive Committee entrusted to deal with the local celebration of Miss Shelagh Cornwallis West's marriage to the Duke of Westminster, have resolved to appeal to the inhabitants of Ruthin and neighbourhood for subscriptions for the purpose of a public presentation, and list3 have been placed at the following business places to receive subscriptions:— places to receive subscriptions:— Castle hotel, Ruthin. Wyanstay Arms hotel. London and Provincial Bank. North and South Wales Bank. Messrs Rouw & Son, St Peter's-square. Mr Francis Dowell, Mwrog-street. Messrs L & J Roberts, Mwrog-street. Mr 0 R Owen, Railway Stores. Messrs J & P Williams, Well street. The presentation, along with other local ones, is to take place in the early spring. The secretary to the committee is Mr Baldwin Griffith. THE CHESTER WEDDING GIFTS. The wedding gift which the citizens of Chester are presenting to Miss Shelagh I Cornwallis West on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of Westminster was on view at Chester Town-hall on Tuesday, and was inspected by large numbers of the citizens. The present, which has been ) supplied by Mr A W Butt, jeweller, East- j gate-row, is a magnificent specimen of the jeweller's art, and cost about £400. It takes the form of a diamond ornament, which can be used as a pendant, a brooch, or worn in the hair. A feature of the de- sign is a cluster of diamonds forming a wheat sheaf, which is part of the city and Grosvenor coat of arms. According to the latest arrangements the gift was to be handed to the bride by the Mayor on behalf of the citizens in London 011 Friday (to-day). A well-attended meeting of the Eaton and Chester tenantry was held in the Grosvenor Hotel on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr T Hartshorn. It was announced that the subscription had reached £ 283 14s 7d. On the proposition reached X283 14s 7d. On the proposition of Mr Thos Wood, seconded by Mr George 'TV-fler, it was decided that the wedding present should take the form of a brougham, to cost 260 guineas, and also an illuminated address. SOMii PARTICULARS OF THE MARRIAGE TO-MORROW (SATURDAY). The Church is being elaborately de- corated with tall palms banked up with white flowers and ferns, and the service will be fully choral. The ceremony will be conducted by the Lord Bishop of St Asaph (the Right Rev Alfred George Edwards, D.D.), assisted by the Lord Bishop of Chester (the Right Rev Francis Jone Jayne, D.D.), and the Rev Prober.dnry Montagu Villiers, Vicar of St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. THE BRIDAL DRESS. Our special London reporter, who has been favoured with a glimpse of the wedding dress, says he has siever seen any- thing so lovely in the whole course of his long experience of society weddings. It is an extremely beautiful wedding gown of white satin made in the "Empire" style, and veiled with a chiffon over dress, very richly embroidered with silver in a Chaplet design all round the hem and dotted with silver sequin -here and there. Across the bust is another piece of handsome silver embroidery, and the bodice has a trans- parent yoke, and sleeves also studded with silver. The beautiful full court train is of rich ivdry paune velvet, embroidered with sprays of roses and falls in graceful folds from the shoulders, where it is held in place by a device of silver embroidery. The veil she will wear is of priceless old lace and lent to her by Countess Grosvenor, being the same veil as she wore at her own wedding, and it also was worn by the bride's sister, the Princess Henry of Pless, at her wedding. Of course she will have magnificent ornaments and boquet. There will be two smart little pages, Master II Wyndham (son of Major and Mrs Guy Wyndham), and Master H A Grosvenor (son of Lord Arthur Grosvenor), whose very pretty suits have been copied from the famous Gainsborough "Blue Boy" picture at Grosvenor House, and are made of blue satin, edged and slashed with silver, and fastened with old paste buttons. The court breeches being tied with garters of pale blue, and the smart cavalier cloaks, slung from one shoulder, are of blue velvet lined with the same coloured satin, while they will have large blue hats adorned with plumes. Following the pages will be two little girls, Lady Moyra Sackville and Miss Victoria, Sackville West, wearing pretty frocks of white satin. The six bridesmaids will be Lady Lettice Grosvenor, Lady Mary Sackville, Lady Lettice Cholmondeley, the Hon Alice Grosvenor, Miss Thynne, and Miss Gladys Howard, who will wear Empire dresses of soft white satin, the under part being swathed tightly to the figure and having a shaped yolant at the hem. The over dresses are of white chiffon falling away from tho figure and edged with a delicate tracery of silver and pearls, with yokes of cream lace, cut square and quite trans- parent. Instead of the usual "picture" hats, each will wear a wreath of white roses in the hair, intermixed with silver leaves. The Duke of Westminster's best man will be Mr J Laycock, and who has just re- turned from the front, where he served as extra A.D.C. to General French, and greatly distinguished himself. We learn that the presents are most magnificent and number, over 800. t [A special, full report of the wedding, by our Special London Reporter, will appear in next week's Free Press.)
-0 TESTIMONIAL TO Mr. Robert Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd having, under the Superannuation Act, resigned his office as Head Master of the Ruthin National School, after 28 years of faithful service, a Meeting of former Pupils and Friends was held in the Council Chamber, by kind permission of the Mayor, on December 11th, 1900, when it was resolved:- That a Subscription List be opened for the purpose of presenting Mr. Lloyd with a Testimonial." Subscriptions may be paid to the London and Provincial 13ank, the North and South Wales Bank, Ruthin, the Rov. J. Fisher, or the Hon. Secretary, D. GLYNNE JONES, 15, Clwyd Street, Ruthin. £ u. d. Amount already acknowledged 32 17 0 Mr. Aneurin O. Evans, Denbigh 0 10 6 Mr. R. Beech, Castle Street 0 10 D Miss Read, Well Street 0 10 0 Mr. W. Pattinson, The Elms 0 10 0 Mr. Isaac Jones, Mwrog Street 0 5 0 Mr. R. A. Jones, Ruthin 0 5 0 Miss Edwards, Church Gates 0 5 0 Mr. T. H. Rigby 0 5 0 The Subscription List will be closed on Saturday, February 23rd. ♦
RUTHIN. Is THIS A RECORD ? --Two Welsh ewes were slaughtered last week by Mr Davies, butcher, Gellifor, from the Wern Fawr flock, whose respective weights were 78 and 811bs on the ca 1r. berel. THE BELL RINGERs.-In connection with the death of Her Majesty it should have been stated that half-muffled and full-muffled peals were rung during the preceding day by the ringers at the Parish Church under Mr George Williams as conductor, and also on the day of Her Majesty's funeral. THE ENGLISH CAUSE.—We understand that the Rev. R. Ridge of Wrexham, has accepted a call to tho English Cause Chapol at Ruthin, and will enter upon his duties in the autumn. Mr Ridge has preached in the chapel several times, and was one of the speakers at the temperance meetings last week. TEMPERANCE MEETINGS.—The meetings were continued on Friday evening, when the chair was occupied by the Rev Isaac James, and the speakers were the Rev W Hobley, Bontnewydd, and the Rev J Lewis, Denbigh. On Sunday afternoon, a children's meeting was held and was largely attended. Mr George Williams, Denbigh, presided, and Mr James Green, of the same town addressed the children. Tne campaign was wound up by a general meeting in the evening when Mr L G Thomas, presided, and excellent addresses were delivered by the Rev J D Lewis, Bala, and the Rev James Richards. Gyffylliog.
♦— TESTIMONIAL TO THE REV. J- FISHER, RUTHIN. A public testimonial is being raised for the Rev. J. Fisher, who is shortly leaving Ruthin to take up the living of Cefn, St Asaph. The Warden of Ruthin and Church- wardens have issued an appeal in which they state that the rev. gentleman should not be permitted to leave Ruthin without some public acknowledgement of the able and conscientious manner in which he has discharged the duties of his office. In this I expression of their views they are confident that they arc in absolute agreement with I the feelings and wishes of the congregations of Ruthin Church, and they therefore sug- gest a subscription with a view to present- ing Mr Fisher with a testimonial. When the list is completed the subscribers will be invited to attend a meeting and express their views as to the form the testimonial should take.
RUTHIN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT. A further detachment of Volunteers from the G Company of the 1st V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers left Ruthin on Sunday evening for Wrexham. The men were :— Privates Bushell, T W Williams, Thomas Owen, W Davies, Randle Jones, and John Edward Jones. They drove from the Castle Hotel on Sunday evening in order to be in barracks in time on Monday morning. There was quite a crowd assembled at the time of departure and the gallant Volunteers had a hearty send off.
+- COMPETITIVE MEETING AT GRAIGFECHAN. There was a crowded audience at the C. M. Chapel, Graigfechan, on Friday woek on the occasion of a grand competitive meeting in connection with the chapel. There were a number of interesting com- petitions, and some of the performances were highly creditable. In the tenor solo competition, Gwlad y Delyn," the first prize was awarded to Mr George Jones, Macsllan, for the soprana Miss Edith Jones, Wynnstay House, was successful, and in the baritone competitions premier honours were taken by Mr J R McGowen. The singing at sight for quartette parties only brought one set of competitors on the stage, but their rendering was very praiseworthy. The piece selected was composed at Pensyl- vania for an Eisteddfod held at Utiea, New York, by Mr Samuel to the following verse by W. J. (Ehedydd Ial), Llanctegla: "Er nad yw'n cnawd ond gwellt, Na'm hesgyrn dim ond elai, Mi ganaf yn y mellt Maddeuodd Duw fy mai. Mae craig yr oesoedd dan fy nhraed Ar mellt yn diffodd yn y gwacd." The party sang the piece twice over, the first time with tonic-solfa and the second time rendering the words. The rendition was excellent, but it was unfortunate that the party did not include a lady to take the soprano. The singers were —Messrs Roberts (Siamber Wen), Roberts (Ty Newydd), Williams, (Fferm), and Wm Ellis (Pwllglas). This was undoubtedly the best item of the evening. The adjudicators for the vocal competitions were Mr John Edwards (Brynhyfryd), and Mr J H Edwards, Clwyd-street, Ruthin.
DEATH OF MRS. PROBERT. We have to record this week with sincere regret the death of Mrs Probert, which took place at Penlan, Llanfwrog, early on Monday morning somewhat suddenly. Deceased had been in ill-health for over seven years, but as lately as Saturday she was out of doors and performed her usual duties. On Sunday she developed serious symptoms, in consequence of which medical aid was summoned. In the absence of Dr Jenkins (the family attendant), Dr J Medwyn Hughes attended, as did also the town nurses-Nurses Williams and Mc Mullin, and the former remained in attend- ance until Mrs Probert's death occurred as already stated. Mr and Mrs Probert had been married for about 25 years, her husband having been connected with the Ruthin Castle Estate for over 22 years, during the greater part of which lie was the local agent to Col Cornwallis West. Mrs Probert, who was 47 years of age at the time of her death, was the daughter of Mr William Wilkes Dubbcr, printer and stationer, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire. She leaves a husband and two sons, one of whom is seriously afflicted, and this was no doubt a heavy trial to the deceased. Mrs Probert was a Churchwoman, and whilst her health was strong was a regular at- tendant at Llanfwrog Church. In the absence of the Rector of the parish, the interment took place at the Baptist Burial Ground yesterday, the oiliciating minister being the Rev Isaac James. The mourners were Mr John Probert (husband), Master George Rees Pi-obert (son), Mr Joseph Probert (brother), and Mrs Edward Davies (sister). The undertaking arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by Air William Roberts, Clwyd-street, who sup- plied the coflin, which was of polished oak with brass mountings. Wreaths were received from Mr and Mrs W T Brockle- hurst, Mr and Mrs W Owen, and Mrs Pugh. Mr Probert wishes to express his thanks for the great assistance rendered by the town nurses and the doctor, and also for the numerous expressions of sympathy he has received.
ST. ASAPH. "NEW IXN, ST. ASAPII.Last week, by a printer's error, an advertisement in our column was made to read as if the "New Inn, St Asaph," was for sale by private treaty it should have read the New Inn, "RHT ALLT," St Asaph. We regret the error crept into our columns. VALE OF CLWYD CHURCH CHORAL U-Nio.N.-A meeting ef the above was held at the Palace to appoint a new hon treasurer, vice Rev D Griffith, rector, designate of Corwen. The Rev D Griffith acted as hon treasurer and also as joint-secretary with the Rev J Silas Evans. The Rtv J Fioher, B.A. (late curate of Ruthin), present rector of Cefn, was unanimously elected as hon. treasurer, the Rev J Silas Eyans taking the whole of the secretarial duties. WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—On Monday evening a social I service was held at the above chapel, the preacher being the Rev Thomas Jones, late of Sydney, Australia, who delivered a most powerful and eloquent sermon to the very large congregation. It may be of interest to know that it is 26 years since Mr Jones was at his native citv, and also that he is a son of the late Mr William Jones, bricklayer. Gemig- street. We hope to have another opportunity of hearing Mr Jones before he takes his departure. I LITERARY SOCIETY.—A meeting of the above society was held last Thursday evening at the C.M schoolroom under the presidency of the Rev Jonathan Jones. The subject for dis- cussion was" can a practical scheme for old age pensions be formed ? Mr John Parry, Waen, opened the debate in the affirmative, and formulated a scheme in support of this contention. Mr R Griffiths, Arsyllfa, took the negative, and pointed out the numerous difficulties which lay in the way of drawing up a scheme which could be accepted as solv- ing the difficulty. Other speakers followed] including Messrs Henrv Thomas and J P Jones. The majority voted in favour of the affirmative side.
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MISS JONES, GLASCOED, ST'. ASAPH. I On Sunday last the death occurred of Miss Katie Jones (daughter of Mrs Jones, Cross Foxes, Glascoed, and neice of Sir H M Stanley, the African explorer), at the age of 27 years, after a long and painful illness of some fourteen months, which she bore with Christian fortitude. The funeral took place yesterday (Thurday) at Whitchurch, Denbigh, being strictly private. Beautiful wreaths were sent by Mrs Jones (mother) Mrs Parry, Vale-street, Denbigh (grandmother) Mr and Mrs Edwards, Trefnanfc (ancle and aunt) Mrs Parry, Afonwen (aunt); Messrs W H and M J Parry, Afonwen (cousins); Mr and Mrs Owen, Bodowen Mr and Mrs Williams, Croesffordd, Maerli; Miss Williams, ditto Miss A Roberts, Glascoed Mr and Miss Jones, Bodelwyddan Masters E and W Roberts, Lodge, Bodelwyddan Mr and Mrs Downing. Vale-street, Denbigh Mrs Millward, Park-street Mr David Roberts (verger), and Mr Phillip Davies, Park-street. The Rev T Owen curate of Bodelwyddan, officiated at the bouse* and tbe Rev H Eaton Thomas, senior curate of Denbigh, at the Church and at the grave.
It Is stated that the Treasury has decided on a retiring allowance of £ 500 for General Sir Henry Colvile. Mr. Piet De Wet, brother of Christian De Wet, has arrived at Capetown, his object being to induce the Afrikander leaders to assist in the peace movement. Persistent unofficial reports are current that De Wet and Steyn have actually entered Cape Colony in the Philipstown district. Reports have come to hand to the effect that in the upper, midland, and border districts the invaders have looted farms wholesale, and are grossly insulting to the owners. A small band, supposed to be rebels, fired upon and wounded a picket guarding the military stow* on the Cape Flats, within a dozen miles of Capetown. A patrol was sent in pursuit.
ABERGELE NOTES. Corporal McEwen, Penrallt, Abergele,- one of the heroes of that awful tcene of carnage on Spion Kop, who has been home on furlough for u little while, sailed f --)m Southampton for Egypt on Tuesday lait. He looked particularly well after his short rest. » » It is with very sincere regret that we record the death, of Mr Thomas Williams, chairman of the Urban District Council. Mr Williams, who bad been seriously ill, was, it was hoped, recovering, but on Wed- nesday lie had a relapse and died at 10.30. The event has evoked the deepest sympathy and sorrow. Incandescent lights have been put up in Market-street at the instance and expense of the Gas Company, who, I presume, have of late had their consciences touched by the limited illumination of the gas. The Council seem inclined to have the re- mainder, of the lamps fitted in a like manner, and if they do, they will be conferring a decided boon on the public. Ann Davies, a travelling lady, arrived in Abergele on Saturday. She felt so cold that she did a little too much "coffee" drinking, with the unevitable result that she beetine tirunk and when in that happy state she carried on her caoers to the extent of justifying Police-constable Pendlebury in locking her up at the Abergele Home for Inebriates." On Monday she was sent for the next 28 days "skillyfying" at Carnarvon Gaol. "'< ..t.. Readers will learn with profound regret of the terribly sudden death of Mr John Davies, of Messrs Davies Bros, butchers, Cclwyn Bay. Deceased was a native of Abergele, and when living here was a great favourite. He was driving through Aber- gele on Sunday last, and to all appearae5 looked in the best of health. He, however, was taken ill on Monday night and died the following day. Much sympathy is felt for his young wife and his younger brother in their sad bereavement. Mr Peter Tones, Port Villas, Abergele, and Miss Maggie Jones, Llanefydd, were married at the Baptist Chapel, Rliyl, on Thursday. The Rev E J Davies officiated. We all wish them long life and happiness, and prosperity. Dr Thomas, medical assistant to Dr Jones, Llanfair, has put aside the lancet and joined the 1 eomanry and has sailed for South Africa. He is a first-rate horseman, and, if opportunity presents itself, he will show the Boers a bit of Welsh pluck. Mr T Leigh gave a grand lime-light entertainment at the Town Hall, on Wed- nesday evening, the principal subjects being China and the Chinese; views of Abergele and district; Private Gilmore's reception Lord Dundonald's home-coming; life of General Gordon: ghost pictures Lord Roberts Baden-Powell, and two beautifal pictures of our late Queen and present King. There was a very good audience, who seemed to thoroughly enjoy the per- formance.
KITCHENER'S COLUMNS AT WORK HEAVY FIGHTING. Lord Kitchener reported to the War Office on Sunday that Louis Botha, with 2,000 men, attacked General Smith-Dorrien (at ?) Orange camp at Bothwell at 3 a.m. on the 6th, but was repulsed after severe fighting. General pruit was killed and General Randemeyer severely wounded. Two field-cornets were killed; twenty dead left in our hands many severely wounded. Our casualties twenty-four killed, fifty-three wounded.
ATTACK UPON A PASSENGER J TRAIN. 1 Several accounts are to hand of an attack made by Boers upon a mail train from Durban to Johan- nesburg. The train contained a number of civilian passengers-reïugees returning to the Rand-anti was fired into by nbout four hundred Boers near Heidelberg. According to a Central News telegram the enemy Jay in ambush and poured in a heavy lire, wounding nine passengers, and bringing the train to a standstill. The Boers, who by their tactics shewed they were little else than bandits, then relieved the passengers of their money and belongings. From one nurse they took £ 25. A numl.t r of the passengers took refuge in a culvert, but were discovered by the Boers, who with many threats went through their pockets.
BRITISH "POM-POM" LOST. News has been received at Capetown that the columns under Colonel Pilcher 'and Major Crewe were engaged with a large force of Boers in the Tabaksberg range, between Bloemfontein and Smaldeel, on January 31st. Crewe's column, which was greatly outnumbered, was attacked on both flanks 111 the rear, and only extricated itself by an arduous rearguard action, which fj| was resumed on the following morning. A SS "pom-pom" which jammed was lost. The column subsequently rejoined General Knox's command and returned to Bloemfontein. • A
PDAGUE AT CAPETOWN. A Capetown message says: A suspicious « disease has broken out among the rats in the southern arm of the docks, which Dr. Gregory, w officer, believes to be bubonic plague. j| The Cape Government has decided to notify jf foreign Powers that Capetown is a plague- infected port. All coloured persons at Woodstock have been removed to the lazaretto on Woodstock Beach.
RECORD MARCH OF THE WAR. A message from Williston (Cape Colony) says A that Colonel De Lisle's column has arrived there. It had made a magnificent march through a f desolate, wraterless country and broken the marching record for the war, having covered seventy-two miles in forty-eight hours. The Boers moved in three columns towards Van Wyk's Vlei, where there is plenty of water, and a certain amount of forage.
FRENCH MAKES LARGE CAPTURE. The following telegram from Lord Kitchener was published by the War Office on Tuesday evening: French reports having captured convoy", fifty waggons, fifteen carts, forty-five prisoners. Casualty: One man wounded.
DE WET IN CAPE COLONY. Messages from the Cap;; confirm the rivwuf that De Wet has got into Cape Colony, and "it is reported that he has captured a train near Spring- fontein. He is said to havj crossed the Orng River on Sunday night a few miles north of Nervals Pont, and is now making for Philips- > town. General Paget, Colonel PIumer, General Charles Knox, General Bruce-Hamilt n, ana m Colonel Cradock are on his track. All the drift* M are guarded and mined. 'jK
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RAILWAY BLOWN UP. According to a telegram from Pretoria the Boers laid a mine under the railway between Uitkyk and Middeiburg on Sunday morning. A ganger and two Kaifirs, who were proceeding on a trolley, were killed by the explosion. The railway line to Natal is again clear.