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I HOLYWELL. Y SOCIAL.—On TUESDAY evening, New gear's Eve, Mr Rees Jones' Arithmetic 'ass at the Council School, held their Social. About thirty members sat °^n to supper, after which indoor games and competitions were indulged in. The ^tering was excellently carried out by Alrs Carpenter. WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE.—On N9w ear s Eve, a watch-night service was held jL the English Congregational Chapel: here were a good nupaber present, and e service was conducted by the Rev. A. y ellesley Jones, B.A., pastor of the nglish Presbyterian Church, who also Save a short address applicable to the oc- ^fsion. Mr P. Harding Roberts presided ^he instrument, and a number of ap- Propriate, hymns were sung. 0' NBW YEAR'S SOCIAL.—On the eVel- ts of New Year's Day, Mr T. Water- ouse entertained the members of his Unday Scliool class and the young people 0 the English Congregational Church- to at'" U a tea and social, in the Tabernacle scbool- roolll A musical programme was pro- vIded, and a verv enjoyable evening was SPent. EUHAL COUNCIL AND MID FLINTSHIRE AILA Y.-Through a typographical error Z, Was made to appear in the report of the Ural District Council on the above fatter, that the clerk to the Council said the annual cost on the rates of the pro- Posed grant sor shares by the Council |vould be 3s. 4d. the figure should have ieen three farthings in the pound. LETTING IN THE NEW YEAR. -A large dumber of people followed the custom of Raiting and letting in the new year in JSh-street- For an hour or so, several duties sang, with good effect, choruses ;a^d hymns On the stroke of twelve ■: ^"eers were raised, and from the surround- f neighbourhood came ths sound of •clanging bells and hoot of steam horns. 10 night was fine, and the ascent of ■Jj i0ckets aeross the river were very distinctly M seen. aanauiber of rockets were dis- JI c,1arged from the vicinity of the town. M LORD MOSTYN LODGE OF ODDFELLOWS- m half-yearly meeting of the members of W JQe Lord' Mostyn Lodge of the Manchester I of Oddfellows, the largest approved /•» £ lendly Society under the National Insurance ^tlcalth) Act, was held on Saturday evening, ? Town Buildings, High Street. It may e interesting to note that Lord Mostyn Lode °ok time by the forelock when they trans- erred their lodge from licensed premises to a Public building, and they were far in advance -of the directions given recently by the Welsh ^Ottiniission as to the place of meeting of Ranches of approved societies. The Lord j Mostyn Lodge has largely increased its Inelnbership during the past year, and aPplications are continuing to come in. The | rneeting on Saturday evening was presided f over by P.G. Edward Jones and Bro J- E. Roberts in the respective chairs. After formal | t-usiness had be#n transacted, it was resolved to support the nomination of P.G- J. Roberts for the Deputy Grand Mastership of the istriefc. It was also decided to support an aPplication made to the District by the "IHembers of a neighbouring lodge for a grant towards procuring an artificial limb, the Member having the misfortune through an Occident to Jose his leg. P.G's J. Roberts and dward Jones were appointed delegates to the DIstrict meeting to be held in Bagillt at the end of this month. The following appointments peie made for the ensuing six months :— Crand Master, P.G. Edward Jones; Noble rand, Bro John E Roberts Vice Grand, Bro ^rook. Other business relating to the ° ge was transacted. The question of medical tu,nf Was. u"der" discussion, and it was stated a J?° ^finite settlement had been made by the North Wales doctors, but a meeting would s be held the following Friday,'when it would be decided what arrangements should be made. and what the fees payable by independent members (iion State insured) of the lodge would be. DEATH OF A FORMER HOLYWELLIAN. -The death took place on Friday last, at the residence of her son-in-law. Mr W. J. • ones, 5, Clarence Road, Bangor, of Mrs ^barbara Ann Gatward, relict of Edmund ^atward, watchmaker and jeweller, of High-street, and for some years of the Vron Holywell. The deceased lady, who was S2 years of age, was held in kindly remembrance by many residents in Holy- well, where she had lived for a number of vears, and brought up her family. Much sympathy is felt with the sorrowing mem- bers of the famify in the sad loss they have sustained of a loving mother and one who at all times was of a kind and sym- pathetic nature, and a true friend of all with whom she came in contact. The funeral took place at Glanadda Cemetery, Bangor, on Monday, when there were attending the obsequies, the three sons, Charles, William and John; Emma and Maud, daughters; Barbara, Reginald, Olive, Joy, Emmie and Margery, grand- children Mr and Mrs J. Jones, Bangor, Mrs Williams, Bethesda. Wreaths were sent by Charlie, Willie and Maud Hughes, sons and daughter; John and Tot, son-in- law and daughter; Olive, Barbara, Reggie, May and Emma, grandchildren, of Bangor Miss Lawrence, London, niece; Mrs Aiken, Bangor; Mr and Mrs Gayton, Bangor, &o. CHRISTMAS DINNER COMMITTEE. The annual treat which this year again will take the form of a knife and fork tea, will be given to the Old Folks in the Assembly Hall on Tuesday of next week. The tea will be followed by a musical programme, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Howard, and a show of pictures presented by Mr. W. P. Whiteside. The Com- mittee will heartily welcome any friends or subscribers desirous of being present at the proceedings. The Committee beg to announce that the first distribution of co&I took place duv-ing the Week prior to Christmas, and that a further distribution will be made early this month, to be followed by others in due course. HOLYWELL C. S. S. UNION.—Last Sunday the Holywell Congregational Sunday School Union held its quarterly meetings at Ffyunott- groew, under the presidency of Mr. J. Savage Jones, Flint. Representatives present were: Messrs. W. Rees Jones, Holywell: R. Hughes, Shotton; Pierce Price and Thomas, Mostvn; J. L. Thomas and J. Rees, Chester; A. Roberts and J. Luke, Penypylle; Humphreys and Roberts, Bagillt; Ll. Davies, Greenfield; and William Jones (ex-president) and Gregson Jones, Ffynnongroew, Secretary. Seion was not represented. Minutes of last meeting held at Bagillt Were read and confirmed. A vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr. I. Mynyddwr Roberts was passed. Mr. Rees Jones, Mr. Gregson Jones, and Mr. Savage Jones were deputed to represent the Union at the funeral. Several of the older members spoke in eulogistic terms of the excellent work done in connection with the Union when that body was but in its infancy by Mr. Roberts. Mr. Rees Jones raised the question of prizes to successful candidates at the next Scriptural Examination. After a lengthy discussion the matter was left in abeyance. The most im- portant feature of the meetings was the presence of representatives from Mostyn intimating that that Sciiool wished once more to join the Union after having been out for many years. The next meetings will be held respectively at Seion (March), Mostyn (June), and Holywell (September). The Rev, E. Pan Jones, Ph.D., gave an interesting address. Ffynnongroew School still maintains its high standard of efficiency. The catechising and Scriptural reciting were good, while the singing was ex- cellent.
MOLD ST JOHN'S WKLSH CHURCH.—At the Welsh Church the Rev C H Dickens Lewis officiated at the usual services. A Welsh anthem and carols were sung at the evening service at which there was a large congregation. The services of Mr Robert Grifliths in the musical portion were greatly appreciated. Mrs Robt Jones presided at the organ. CHURCH SOCIAL.—A social gathering in connection with the Parish Church was held at the Drill Hall, on Boxing night. The pro- ceedings opened with whist, the Vicar, con- trolling -that portion. While the whist was in progress selections were played by the Church band led by Miss Mabel Williams. Dancing took place, the M.C. being Mr H R Smith. HOSPITAL CHRISTMAS TREAT.—Arranged by Sister Allen, a Christmas treat was given at the Mold Cottage Hospital on Saturday, when the principal guests were patients who had been under treatment there during the last. twelve months. A large number of gifts were presented. Tea was provided, and also an enjoyable programme of musical items. DEATH OF AGED RESIDENT.—The death occurred on Saturday, December .21st, at the residence of his son, in New street, of Mr Wm. Wynne, who was 72 years of age. For many years the late Mr Wynne had made his home with Mr T G Wynne, one of his two sons. His other son, Mr W A Wynne, is in business at Rock Ferry as a chemist. The deceased gentleman was of a quiet and reseived tem- perament, and was much respected by all who knew him. He had never taken any very active part in town's affairs, but he was a faithful attendent at the Bethesda C.M. chapel, in New street. The funeral took place on Christmas eve and was numerously attended by relatives and friends. PARISH CHURCH.—At Mold Parish Church on Christmas Day the customary special ser- vices were held. The interior of the edifice had been pleasingly and tastefully decorated for the occasion. The Rev Evan Jones (vicar), and the Rev Cyril Moore (curate* officiated at the various services. At the morning service Caleb Simper's anthem. Worship Him and Sing of Him was rendered by the choir in a very eiiective manner. In the evening a carol ser- vice was held, and a number of appropriate carols were sung, including Gounod's Bethle- hem." To Mr W II Adams, organist and choirmaster, great credit is due for the arrange- ments in connection with the musical part of the services. The congregations, as is usual at the Christmas services, were large. AUCTION JAHT. —Mr J. Bradburne Price held his opening sale for the year 1913, on Wednesday last. The popularity of the mart was most noticeable in all sections there were excellent prices, and the yard had a very busy appearance- Local and outside buyers attended in full force, ind a really good sale was obtained, prices being in favour of sellers. An 0 L excellent clearance was effected- Beef, top, 7-¡d per lb- dairy cows, £ 21 10s Od li p sheep to 4 lambs to 33/- pigs to £ 8 10s Od calves to t3 17s ad.
FLINT THE NEW YEAR.—The year 1913 was ushered into Flint in much the same way. Crowds of people gathered in the vicinity of the Parish Church. Hymns, carols, &c., were sung, and the bells tolled the old year out and rang the new one in. SERIOUS MISHAP TO OLD INHABITANT.— Mrs Elizabeth Roberts, of 12, Queen street. formerly of the Prince of Wales, Chester street, Flint, which house she kept 30 years, met with a [serious tmishap on Tuesday 'ast. It ap- pears that the old lady was preparing her son's tea, when suddenly she felt giddy and fell into the grate, sustaining serious injuries to her face. DEATH OF A NATIVE.—The death occurred on Monday week at the Eye and Ear Hospital, Liverpool, of a Flint native, in the person of Mr Thomas Jones, Rue Bank, Basleton, Colwyn Bay, the eldest son of the late parish Clerk, Mr Edward Jones, Flint. Deceased was 64 years of age and had left Flint for Colwyn Bay twelve years ago. He leaves a widow to mourn his death.—The funeral took place on Thursday, the interment being made in Flint Cemetery. A short service was con- ducted at 76, Mount street, Flint, the residence of his sister, by the Rev John Williams (senior curate), the same clergyman officiating at the graveside. Amongst the chief mourners were: Messrs Price and Harry Jones (brothers) Mrs Miriam Davies (sister), Mrs Sarah Jones (sister-in-law), Messrs Edward Voyce Jones and Wm. Price Davies (nephews). SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—On Wednesday afternoon at the National Schools, the Rector (Rev W'Ll Nicholas, M.A.) gave his annual treat to over 400 members of the Sunday School and Band of Hope. The arrangements I ware carried out to perfection by that ardent Church worker, Mrs T B Bellis, and amongst I the visitors were Mrs W LI Nicholas, Miss Dyson (West Kirby), Revs J Williams and W Griffith. The children were in their glory, and the gathering is said to be the largest in the history of the Church Sunday School. SOCIAL FOU BILK WOKKS EMPLOYKKS.—The employees of the Holywell CQ.) held a social at the Town Hall, on Friday last. Mr J. M. Kemp presided, and there were about 150 persons present. Tea and supper were provided, the catering being in the able hands of Messrs Davies & Evans. Messrs Haslani Si Denton played for dancing, which was kept up until 2.30. Messrs It Jones and A. Parry acted as M.CY.—At the^outset, the chairman read a telegram from Mr Douglas, managing director, wishing them all a happy New Year, and in a few well chosen words lie (the Chair" man) expressed satisfaction at so large and successful a gathering. He also presented medals to the Works F.C., who were the runners-up in the Barber Cup competition played on Boxing Day at the Holywell Road Recreation Ground, and congratulated them on their success, remarking that he hoped to see them possessors of the cup next year. The musical programme, which was of a delightful character, was as follows :-Soiigs, You taught me how to love you," Mr E. O. Davies: "My AVife, Nli- Harry Jones; "The Toilers," Mr W. J. iluclies AVIiile London Sleeps," Mr Sam Parry; "Asleep in the deep," MrR. Jones; "Don't go down the mine daddy," Mr Tom O'Neil. The proceedings terminated with a rendering of the National Anthem. THE LATE MISS PORTER.—The death oc- curred, on Sunday evening, of Miss Alice Jane Porter, 37 Chester Street, aged 62 years, the second daughter of the late Capt John Porter. Deceased, who lived with her sister, had been ailing for the last two months, death being due to heart failure. She was an ardent Church- worker, of a kind disposition and straightfor- ward manner, which ensured her success in business. Deceased will be greatly missed by a large circle of relatives and friends, especially by her sister, to whom all extend their heart- felt sympathy.—The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, and the interment was made at Flint Cemetery. A short service was held at the house, and afterwards the Rev W LI Nicholas, M.A. officiated at St Catharine's Welsh Church. The committal service was read by the Rev John Williams (senior curate). The chief mourners were Miss Porter (sister), Messrs John Leeming, Chester R Pountney, Flint; J H, 0 P, and F P Dubois, Birken- head (nephews) Messrs Pountney, Wrexham, and Kidd, Flint (brothers-in-law) Messrs Conway, Connah's Quay; J B Denny, Flint, and Jack Denny, Ship Hotel (cousins).—- Amongst the public were Dr J H Williams, Messrs T W Hughes, Robert Jones, Hugh Owen, J W Owen, R J Bellis, Newton Hughes, Rowland Hughes, E J Rogers, McDuff, Henry Powell, R Bithell, R Jackson, Jones (Post Office), T Williams, Robert Jones (The Cross), J W M Evans, W Foulkes (Mount street), Williams (Bridge End), James Griffiths, Eger- ton, T Bellis (Swan street), T Burgess, Ardern (Heathfield), Robt Williams E B Christopher- son, L Edwards, H R Thomas, etc. The coffin was solid oak, fitted with heavy brass furnish- ings and engraved brass plate. Wreaths were from Annie and Aunt, Margaret, Mrs Leeming,. John, Tom and Mary, Ada and Bertie, James, Emma and Bessie, Auut Parks, Bert, Nell and Baby Dubois, Ray and Si), Oswald and Jack, Mrs Denny and family, Ship Hotel, and Mr and Mrs W Bithell, Halkyn street. The arrangements were carried ou.t admirably by Mr A B Lloyd. CHORISTERS' SOCIAL—The annual social given by the rector (Rev W LI Nicholas, M.A.), to the choresters and Sunday School teachers of the St Mary's Parish Church, Flint, St Thomas's, Flint Mountain, St David's, Pentre, and St Catharine's Welsh Church, Flint, was held at the National Schools on Tuesday night, the rector presiding. The schoolroom, was beautifully decorated by Mr J J Clarke, was packed, and amongst those present were:— The Rector and Mrs Nicholas, Rev J and Mrs Williams, Revs Wilfred Griffiths, and II Lloyd, Dr and Mrs Twemlow, Capt and Mrs E J H Williams, Miss Jo.ics (The Cross), Mr and Mrs T B Bellis, Miss Kate Edwards, etc. A sumptuous supper was partaken of the arrangements for which were admirably carried out by Mrs T B Bellis, Mrs Nicholas superin- tending. Games, including bagattelle, were provided for the younger folk, whilst the elders held a whist drive, with Capt E J H Williams as M.C. The successful players were Gentle- men, Miss Nellie Jones Staking gent's part) ladies. Miss Elspeth Ardern. Heathfield. Selections on the gramophone lent by Mr Henry Ashcroft caused roars of laughter. The musical programme was highly appreciated, and was as follows: Pianoforte solo, Miss Edith Hog-g: duet, Misses Baird and Ashroft song, Miss Queenie McMenigal, Dancing was kept up till 11 30 p.m., Mr Andrew Hogg being the accompanist. A hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded the rector on the motion of Mr R P Bellis, seconded by Miss Jones, and carried with acclamation. A hearty rendition of the National Anthem closed a most successful evening. THE NEW PICTURE HALL.—This up-to- date amusement house is undoubtedly an acquisition to the town. The ventilation is perfect, and all the modern appliances have been installed at great expense. The pictures put on the screen nightly are mosi instructive and interesting. On Saturday night the house was packed when that beautiful Dicken's masterpiece, Oliver Twist," was portrayed in four parts. Lieut. Rose and the Train Wreckers proved an exciting episode, and showed an act of heroism of a Naval Lieuten- ant. The Church across the wav was a thrilling drama, and was greatly appreciated. Mr Andrew Hogg is the accompanist, and his abilities as a musician are known to all in the district. The management spare neither effort, time, nor money, to make the new house a success, and we hope to see their eftotts crowned with success.—Next week's programme is highly interesting as may be seen in our advertising columns. MILITARY DA-NCE-The Flint Territorials held a long night" on Wednesday. There was a large and very select attendance, and the whole proceedings were delightful, the enjoy- ment of all being very obvious. Quarter-Master Sergt D E Davies and Corpl Bithell were the M.C's. The game of musical chairs was also engaged in for prizes. Crackers were freely distributed. Refreshments were served by Mr and Mrs W Jones (Sidney Street), The music was provided by Messrs Hanlon and Dentori and Miss Lily Denny.
I TALACRE. SCHOLARS' TREAT.—On Saturday last a very happy afternoon was spent by the child- ren of the school, 93 of whom were provided with a tea and Xmas tree by Lady Mostyn of Talacre, There were present Lady Mostyn and Sir Charles Mostyn, of Talacre, Lord Mostyn and Miss Mostyn, of Mostyn Hall, Mrs Parry (Bitham), Miss Simpson (London), Mr Frank Nicholson, managers, teaching staff, and a number of parents. The proceedings were opened by Mr Frank Nicholson and Miss Simp- son singing a duet and songs. After tea Mary Williams (a scholar) opened with a song. Pre- r gents were provided by Lady Mostyn and pre- sented by Lord Mostyn, who, in his usual way, had, a cheerful word for each child. Sir Charles Mostyn distributed oranges to all. Lord Mostyn spoke at some length to the parents encouraging them to send their child- ren regularly to school. His Lordship called for cheers for Lady Mostyn, which were heartily given. Rev Father Furness thanked his Lordship on behalf of all present for his great kindness, and called for cheers for the Mostyn Hall family, which were also heartily given.
"DOWN SOUTH yy t FAREWELL MEETING TO THE REV ROWLAND, WILLIAMS On Monday evening at Bethel Baptist Chapel, Bagillt, a farewell meeting was arranged in view of the departure of the Rev Rowland Williams, upon his preferment to the pastorate of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Deri, Glam. i Mr Williams is a native of Merionethshire, I his home being at Dolgelley. He afterwards- undertook duties on the railway system, eventually 'becoming a signalman at Bryrobo. However, he inclined to the Ministry, and was ordained in the year 1900. His services as a deacon at the church at Brymbo were greatly missed upon his appointment to take charge of the churches of Caerwys and Penygelli. After years of faithful duty, he received a call to take charge of the combined churches of Bagillt and ] £ )int, and has fulfilled his duties in a diligent and effective manner since his preferment in September, 1907. Besides his pastoral duties in connection with the two latter churches, he was also the means of much help and support to the Baptist cause at Shotton. For years he had also undertaken the duties of Secretary to the Flintshire Baptist Union, a post he filled with efficiency, discharging his duties to the utmost satisfaction of all concerned. The approach of his departure was keenly felt by the many friends he came in contact with during his stay in the district and there was a spontaneous desire to acknowledge his services in a tangible manner. The farewell meeting was presided over by the Rev 1. M. Reed, Rhyl, in the unavoidable absence of the Rev E. K. Jones, Brymbo. Amongst those present were: Revs R. E. WilliamSj Holywell; Rhys Morgan, Ffynnon- groew; Lloyd Davies and W. M. Jones, B.A., Bagillt; J. Charles, Flint; Messrs O. R. Williams (Cymro Cybi) and Wm. Parry, Rhyl; H. V. Lloyd, J.P., Holywell; J. Jones, Axton G. P. Edwards, C.C., W. A. Jones, H. Jones, D. H. Jones, J. D. Jones, Jas. E. Hughes, T. Hughes, B. Edwards, J. Whalley, Bagillt; Wm. Pierce, Flint, &c. Letters of apology for absence and expressing appreciatipnof the good qualities possessed by the Rev R. Williams, were received from:- The Rev M. F. Wynne (vice-president, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Merionethshire Baptist Association), Prestatyn) Revs B. Evans, Ilhuddlan T, Griffiths, Denbigh T. Morgan (Myllon), Mold; and R. M. Roberts, Brymbo. The meeting opened with a singing of a hymn, the succeeding devotional part being taken.by the Rev Rhys Morgan. Complimen- tary remarks were made by the Chairman, who congratulated Mr Williams upon his preferment to a larger church and a greater sphere of labour. The speakers following were the Revs J. Charles, W. M. Jones, B.A., E. LJoyd Davies, R. E. Williams and li. Morgan, and Messrs J. D. Jones, Wm. Parry, O. R. Williams (Cymro Cybi), G. P. Edwards and H. Y. Lloyd, who all wished Mr and Mrs Williams and family much success and happiness in their new home- Mr W. A. Jones, on behalf of the Bagillt and Flint Baptist Churches, presented Mr Williams with a copy of the address signed by the officers of the respective churches, together with, a purse of gold, in recognition, ot his faithful duties during five years' ministiy amongst them- The Rev Rowland, Williams, in accepting the gifts, expressed his regret at the severing of his connection with th& churches formerly under his charge, aud wished them every success in the future- The Rev R. Morgan, on hehalf of the Flint- shire Baptist Union, also presented Mr Williams with a purse of gold, in recognition of his valuable and faithful services to that Union as Secretary, to which the recipient suitably responded. The Chairman incidentally mentioned that the Shotton Baptist Church had also presented Mr WilUams with a purse coi-itainiiig X6 6s in appreciation of his services in the past. The Rev Rowland Williams starts on his new duties at Deri, on Sunday next.
MR. J. W. SUMMERS, M.P. Death in London. By-Election in Flint Boroughs. Mr J W Summers, Liberal M.P. for Flint Boroughs, since Jan, 1910, died in London on Wednesday afternoon aged sixty-four years. He was chairman of John Summers and Sons, Ltd., iron and steel manufacturers, Shotton and Stalybridge, a company which has a share capital of £ 1,200,000. The news of the death was received with extreme regret, not unmingled with some sur- prise, throughout the Flint Boroughs and county of Flint. At all public buildings, clubs and other insti- tutions, irrespective of party or creed, flags were hoisted half-mast. He was popular in the whole of the county political and commsr- cial circles. It was known that Mr Summers had been in indifferent health for a consider- able time. He had spent some weeks in Egypt recently to recuperate his strength, and many friends considered that he had succeeded in doing so. He was enabled to resume his duties in the House of Commons, but events happen- ed to prevent his usually strict attention. to, those duties, Born ftt Dukiufi'Jd, Mr James Woolley uni, uiers was the son of the late Mr John Summers of Stalybridge, was locally educated, and before going to reside in Ilintshiie was for several years a member of the Town Council and School Board of Stalybridge, where his family had large ironworks. The firm of John Sum- mers and Son of which he was chairman, es- tablished the great Hawarden Bridge Iron- works, on the banks of the Dee, about 12 years ago, and now employ some 3,000 hands. Some eight or nine years ago Mr Summers became chairman of the Flintshire County Council,and he presided over the deliberations of that body with conspicuous ability for a period of six years, until his election as member for the Flint Boroughs in January, 1910, when he defeated Mr H A Tilby, the present clerk of the Flint- shire County Council, by 427 votes, a majority which increased to 509 in December, 1910, when his opponent was Col Howard. Although an Englishman, Mr Summers quickly got an appreciation of Welsh Liberal aims and aspira- tions, and was in full accord with the pro- gramme of the Welsh Liberal party. In the Flint Boroughs he fostered Liberalism in every possible way, and contributed handsomely to- wards the erection or provision of Liberal clubs in each of the contributory boroughs. In all directions he was a generous subscriber to pub- lic efforts and movements, and shared to the full the social life of the constituency. The quiet dignity with which he expressed his own convictions, and the courtesy he extended to opponents, secured for him the respect of all parties in Flintshire. Though in the Welsh patty Mr Summers found himself associated with ardent nationalists of a much younger generation and quite another type and class, he faithfully kept step with them—as a dutiful party man. In private life Mr Summers was a man of .kindly and courteous ways, and made numerous friends among all classes and parties in the constituency. He was known personally to nearly every elector in the boroughs. His death will result in a void, somewhat difficult to fill because of his geniality, his generous and considerate disposi- tion towards everyone, and towards all institutions in the boroughs where his assistance was required It was Mr Summers' connection with the firm's works at Shotton that first brought him into relation with public and political work in Wales. Taking up his resideuce at Cam-yr- Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire, he became a justice of the peace for that county and the county of Flintshire, as well as for Lancashire. He was a member of the Flint County Council, and Education Committee up to his daath. A Liberal, specifically pledged to Welsh Disestablishment and Irish Home Rule, he gradually became associated with Welsh politics and served on the Welsh National Liberal Council. His name was mentioned in connection with several vacancies in North Wales, but, as already stated, it was to the Flint Boroughs he came in 1910, succeeding Mr Howell Idris who retired on account of his disagreement with the Liberal party on the licensing question. Until lately Mr Summers resided at Rossett, in Denbighshire, but, acquiring possession of Emral Hall, near Worthenbury, which is situated at the extreme end of the county, he took up his residence there, in the ancient home of the Puleston family. Mr Summers leaves a widow, who is the daughter of the late Mr Hugh Mason, Roby Hall, Ashton-under- Lyne, who was member of Parliament for that constituency. He also leaves two children—a son, who is in the army, and a daughter, who is married to an army officer. A Stalybridge correspondent writes :—From 1878 to 1881 Mr Summers was a member of the Stalybridge Town Council, and when the new Technical School in Waterloo Road was built he displayed his interest in the cause of education by equipping at a cost of nearly X300 the physical laboratory. In 1911, during the Coronation celebrations, the Stalybridge Town Council conferred upon him the honor- ary freedom of the borough for the eminent and distinguished services he had rendered to the borough by acts of munificence and by his conscientious endeavours to benefit his fellow-townsmen." For several years Mr Summers lesided at Thompson Cross, Staly- bridge, At one time he was president of the Stalybridge and Dukinfield Liberal Association. His brother, the late Mr William Summers, represented Stalybridge in Parliament from 1880 to 1885, and afterwards sat for Hudders- tield. There have been several tragic occurrences in connection with the deceased's family. His brother, the late Mr Alfred Summers, was killed on the railway; his nephew, Mr Gordon Summers, was killed in a motor smash a few months ago; and Mr Gerald Summers mec a tragic death a few years ago while staying at a hotel at St. Ives, Cornwall. It was discovered that he had got out of bed during the night, opened the window, and fallen to the gmund.
COUNTY MEMBER'S APPRECIATION. In the course of an interview Mr Herbert Lewis said Flintshire has indeed sustained a heavy loss. Industrially the county owed more to Mr Summers than to any other man. The great development of manufacture, and consequently of population at the eastern end of the county during the past few years, is due to the enterprise of the great firm of which he was the head. He not only built up a great business, which now gives employment to about 3,000 men, he also threw himself heart and soul into the administrative work of the county. He occupied the chair of the County Council for a longer period than any other chairman since the passing of the Local Government Act of 1888. He was a slave to duty, and, as long as health permitted, he was devoted to the interests of his constituency. Mr Summers was a great figure in the public life of Flintshire, but all his public work was free from the slightest trace of ostentation. He was a man of few words, but he meant every one. Behind a calm, almost impassive, ex- terior, there beat a kindly and generous heart. He was a loyal colleague and a steadfast friend, who will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to be associated with him in public life, whether in Flintshire or in the House of Commons.
THE BY-ELECTION The death of Mr Summers will cause a by- election in Flint Boroughs. For some time the Conservatives have had Mr J Hamlet Roberts as their prospective candidate. Some months ago the names of several leading local Liberals were mentioned as possible candidates on account of a rumour that there would be a vacancy in the constituency, and Mr T H Parry, barrister, Mold, and Mr F -Llewellyn Jones, county coroner, Mold, are now being freely mentioned. However it is highly pro- bable that a "carpet brgger will be chosen, after all. The election is sure to be short and sharp, Numerically the1 felecioraie Is siiiail, though it has increased by 290 since the. last election, the voters now numbering 4,35'0 as against 4,060 in 19 LO. The polling figures at the last six general elections have been as follows 1910 (Dec). 1910 (Jaiil Klectortae, 4,0ti0 Electorate, 4.060 J W Summers, I. 2,0-)8 J W Summers, I, 2,160 Col 11 Howard, C 1,589 H A Tilby. C 1.723 r, majority 509 1. majority 4S1 1906 1900 Electorate, 3.6,59 Electorate. 3,581 T H W Idris, I, 1.899 J Herbert I.ewis, I, 1,760 J F liaiik-es, C 1,523 J I. Price. C 1,413 1, Majority 376 J. majority 347 1895 1892 Electorate, 3,853 Electorate, 3,710 J H Lewis. r. 1.828 J II I.ewis. I. I,8S3 P P Pennant. C 1.663 P P Pennant. C 1,524 I. majority" 165 I. majority 359
LLANASA DEATH OF OXE OF FLINTSHIRE'S OLDIST SCHOOLMASTERS.—We regret to announce the death which took place on Tuesday morning of Mr Richard J Temple, headmaster of Llanasa Parochial School, after an illness (cerebral apoplexy and paralysis) of four months. The deceased was in his sixty-third year, and bad held positions as headmaster for forty-two years. He was a Fellow of the Royal His- torical Society, member of the Bala branch of Freemasons, and had been a member of the Parish Council for the last nine years. He was a staunch Churchman, and for many years was choirmaster and organist. He leaves a widow and family to mourn his loss. The interment takes place at Llanasa churchyard to-day (Friday), when the Rev W Loyd Protheroe (vicar) will officiate, there being no flowers, by special request.
XMAS THKH AT MOLD TREAT FOR THE CHILDREN The Committee who organised the First Annual Children's Xmas Tree in Mold are to be congratulated on the success that has attended their efforts. Over 400 children were given a good tea, and each child was presented with a neck scarf, toy, apple, orange, minec pie, and a cracker on leaving the Drill Hall, where this most deserving event was held on Xmas eve. The interest which has been taken in this movement can be gauged by the following statement of accounts :—Expenditure Cash expended, t7 12s. 5d. goods in kind distri- buted to the value of X-14 3s. lOd total, k7 16s. 3d.; income subscriptions, in cash, X15 17s. 9d.; subscriptions, in kind, £ 4 3s. lOd.; total, zC30 Is. 7d. This leaves a balance in hand of X8 5s. 4d. to give an impetus to the meeting next year, when it is to be hoped it will spread, and remain a standing institution. As before stated in our columns, it was at first intended to give a treat to 50 of the poorest children in Mold, but the generous response to the call for help exceeded all expectations, and at the last moment the number was consider- ably increased. The committee ask us to allow them to take this opportunity of convey- ing to all concerned their best thanks for the assistance given. A list of subscriptions (which vary from ld. to £1. and are too numerous to publish) and a list of the subscribers in kind, may be had on application to the chairman, Mr J Wynne Wil- liams the treasurer, Mr M B Thompson, or the secretary, Mr J Beale Marston, Mold.
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Hunting Appointments. THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS WILL MEET Saturday, January 4th .Maesmynan At 11-0 a.m. Tuesday, January 7th Northop At 11-15 a.m. Thursday, January 9th Hafodunos Saturday, January 11th .Eriviatt At 11-0 a.m. Tuesday, January 7th Northop At 11-15 a.m. Thursday, January 9th I-Iafoduiio. Saturday, January 11th Erriviatt At 11-0 a.m. SIR W. W. WYNX'S HOUNDS WILL MEET Saturday, January 4th Broughall At 10-30 a.m. Monday, January 6th Malpas Tuesday, January 7th Gobowen Tnursday, January 9th "YVynnstay Saturday, January 11th Duckington At 10-4,5