r ABERGELE. ) ST. DAVID'S DAY. The annual dinner in honour of St. David was held at the Bee Hotel on Monday even- ing, and was well attended. Mr, J. Inglis, Old Gwrych, presided. The spread was all that could be desired, following which the usual toasts were given, and suitably res- ponded to. LITERARY SOCIETY. On Friday evening a good muster of the members connected with the Wesleyan Literary Society, assembled to listen to an address by the Rev. David Jones (Druisyn), Llandudno. The subject selected by him was The advantages obtained through de- bating or literary societies/ The address was listened to with much interest by the members, and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Jone3 for his kindness. CONCERT. On Thursday evening, last week, a concert, which proved one of the most successful held in Abergele, came off at the Town Hall, the Rev. F. Jones presiding. The artistes engaged, each of whom acquited themselves admirably, were Madame Emily Wright, Wrexham Mrs. Burton Griffiths, Ruthin Mr. Joseph Foulkes, Buckley; Mr. Cetni Jones. Llanberis Mr. J. Davies, and Mr. J. Spencer Davies, Llandudno. The aceom- panist was Mr. William Davies, Deganwy. The proceeds were in aid of the Presbyter- ian Welsh cause at Pensarn, whose place of worship has recently been thoroughly reno- vated at considerable expense. COURSING MEETING. A LARGE company assembledmear Bodoryn, on Friday morning, to witness a coursing meeting arranged by local gentlemen and farmers. At one time this fixture was re- garded as an important one in sporting cir- circles, but the devastating effects of! the great flood in August 1879 on the hares which used to be plentiful Gn the Marsh, was so extensive that it was abandoned as an annual event, and of late years it has only been held at intermittent intervals. The large gathering on Friday, however, seems to point to the fact that local interest in the sport has in no way abated. It may perhaps be true that a large number were attracted to the spot for the mere sake of. a day's outing. And indeed it would be diffi- cult to find a more pleasant place to enjoy a brief respite from the turmoils of business than on this portion of Rhuddlan Marsh. where the health-giving ozone of the ocean intermingles in an agreeable blend with the mountain air. In front, lies a broad expanse of sea stretching in view from the Orme's Head to the Point of Ayr, while at the back stands the finely wooded ipark of Kinmel, with the beautiful Vale of Clwyd opening to the right, and A bergele nestling at the base of its lovely sylvan heights on the left. If anything marred the pleasure of the as- semblage on this occasion, whether they were attracted by sport or by the chance of an out, it was the high wind that pre- vailed during the day, and which to some extent must have interfered with the run- ning both of the fleetfooted greyhounds and the nimble quarry. The site selected as the scene for the pro- ceedings of the day was the fields standing in close proximity to the road leading from Towyn to Bodoryn, and near Gors Cottage, Hares were plentiful and strong, and affor- ded abundant exercise for the dexterity and swiftneaa of their pursuers. At half past eleven the first brace of dogs were put in the slips, and in a few moments a hare was started, and the hounds were off. Space will not permit a full description of each course, even were it in our power to delineate the points that go to make up the qualities of a winning greyhound. Suffice it then to say that the coursing, in the opin- ion of people who should be able to judge was good throughout. Mr. John Williams' Wire In, made a good bid for the premier position of the day, winning his course in capital style, and only vanquished in the final run after a plucky struggle with Mr. H. Martins' Pirouette.' In the Abergele stakes, Mr. H. Williams'' Goblyn,' also made a gallant attempt to win, but was beaten by Messrs. Finley and Murless' Cinnamon.' During the progress of these stakes, some excellent bit of coursing were exhibited by Mr. D. Knowle's Bob,' who gained a com- paratively easy victory over his companion in the leash," Mr. T. Pearce's Precious Pearl.' Appended are the results :— The Kinmel Park Stakes, for eight all- aged dogs. The winner to receive X12 se- cond, S6 third and fourth to save their stakes. FIRST COURSE. Mr. James'' Kate Coventry,' beat Mr. J. Garlick's 'Green Vessel.' Mr. John Williams' Wire In,' beat Mr. Charles Murless Brummagem Manners.' Mr. H. Martin's Pirouette' beat Mr. W. H. Smith's Bit of a pet.' SECOND COURSE. Wire In beat 'Kate Coventry,' Pirou- ette beat' Mischievous Lady.' DECIDING COURSE. Pirouette' beat 1 Wire In.' Abergele Stakes: for eight all-aged dogs, The winner to receive E5; second, > £ 3; third and fourth, RI each. FIRST COURSE. Messrs. Finlay and Murless' Cinnamon,' beat Mr. J. Edcar's I Edgar Jack.' Mr. W. H. Smiths' Donald Douglas 5 beat Mr, J. Garlick's Green Belt.' Mr. H. Williams' Goblyn beat Mr. Jones Rhyl Boy.' Mr. D. Knowles' 'Bob beat Mr. T. Pearce's Precious Pearl.' SECOND COURSE. Cinnamon beat' Donald Douglas.' Goblin beat Bob DECIDING COURSE. Cinnamon' beat' Goblin.' Rhyl Stakes (made up on the field): Win- ner receive £ 5. FIRST COURSE Mr. J. J. Scott's Brummagem Manners,' beat Mr. J. Garlick's Green Vessel,' Messrs. Barton and Perkins' Craig Ro- wan,' beat Mr. Smiths'' Bit of a Pet.' DECIDING COURSE. 'Craig Rowan' and r Brummøgen Man- aera tied, and the stakes were divided. All the arrangements were admirably car- ried out by the committee. The stewards were Mr. Oscar Finlay, Mr. J. Garlick, and Mr. H. Martin; field stewards, Messrs. F. F. Fisher Jones, John Kerfoot, John Calvert, John Roberts, John Hughes, Hugh Hughes, William Owen, Charles Armstrong, David j Owen, W. E. Owen, Edward Jones, G. Per- kins, E. Mostyn, and T. Jones Mr H. j Beale, of Sefton, Liverpool, was the judge; Mr. J. Hunter, the slipper Mr. John Ed- j wards, flag and slip steward; and Mr. J. D. Jones, Bodoryn, secretary.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institu tion has issued a tpecial Queen's anniversary I appeal for funds to extend still further its pension scheme. Four hundred deserving ap- plications ar still unprovided for.
LLANRWST, 1 Sorry to have to record the death of Mrs, Rowland, Farm Cottage (and mother-in-law of Mrs. W. G, Jones, auctioneer) at the ripe age of 84. The deceased was a. prominent and faithfull member of the English Wesley- aii church, and she laid the first memorial stone of St. Jame's chapel, Station Road. The funeral, which was a large one, took place on Wednesday, when the Rev. M. Marshall OV,), and the Rev. R. Roberts, (M. C.), officiated at the house, and the Rev. James Davies at St Mary's Church. ST. DAVID'S DAY CELEBRATIONS. The annual St. David's Day dinner took place at the Victoria Hotel, last Monday. President, J. W. Griffith, Esq., solicitor, vice-, president, R. James, Esq. There were II about 50 guests present, and a most enjoy- able evening was spent. The catering of Mrs. Morgan was very superior. CONCERT HALL. The first annual Church Sunday School concert was held at the above hall, on Thursday, February 25th, when the follow- ing ladies and gentlemen took part:—Miss Blackwall, Miss Elias, Misses Mclntyre, Miss Maud Jones, Llangollen, Rev. J. Bowen, Minera, Mr. W. E Jones, Mr. R. Batten, and a Glee Party. Mr. D. Parry acted as accom- panist. It was well attended, and the sing- ing was appreciated by the audience. TESTIMONIAL TO THE REV. JOHN DAVIES, B. A. The presentation to the Rev. J. Davies, late senior curate, who has been promoted to the Vicarage of Dolyddelen, took place at the Infant School, Watling Street, on Thursday night, February 25th. Richard James, Esq., Dyffryn Aur, presided, and presented Mr. Davies with an address and a purse containing Z,95 10s. The Revs J. Evans, Llanddoget, W. Morgan, Glan Con- wy, and Mr. Owen, N. & S. W. Bank, took part in the meeting. Mr. Davies returned thanks, and moved a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman. Mr. James acted as chair- man of the committee, Rev. Titley Williams, as honorary secretary, and Mr. Owen as treasurer. Mr. Davies was very popular with the inhabitants of Llanrwst, especially so amongst the Nonconformists. I PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE. The above committee was held at the Town Hall, on Monday, under the presidency of Mr. Mills, to consider the order of con- ferring Urban Powers for the town of Llan- rwst. It appeared that article 9 in the said order provides that the town of Llanrwst pay the sum of zC700 to the Rural part of the parish in respect of loans paid by them. The meeting unanimously considered it most unfair that the town should be asked anything, as provision is made under article 8 of the said order to relieve the rural part I of the parish from all future payment in respect of the said loans. The above resolu- ¡ tion was brought before a special meeting of the District Council on Tuesday, when all agreed that the town should not pay more I than the actual sum paid by the rural part, which would be only £ 400. A public meet- ing is to be held on Friday, to further consi- der the mater. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. 1 THE fortnightly meeting of the above Board was held on Tuesday last. There were present Messrs. E. Jones-Williams (chairman), W. G. Jones (vice-chairman), O. LI. Jones, T. Williams, D. E. Davies, Matthew7 Roberts, I). Hughes, Dr. Evans, D. Davies, J. Pritchard, E. Roberts, W. Jones, C. T. Allard, E. Edwards, T. Elias, J. Jones, E. Mille, W. Williams, J. Roberts, and J. Jones (Tre' brys). Ordered that the son of Ellen Jones, Capel Garmon, to contribute la. weekly toward3 the maintenance of his parents. Letter from Local Government Board as to vaceiBation contract. The master applied for a.n increase in the wages of the servant in the house—his daughter is the present servant, at £10 a year-a committee was formed to consider the matter, and to report at the next meeting. Edward Thomas, Felin y-coed, pleaded inabi- lity to pay Is. weekly for the maintenance of his mother, and offered to pay 6d., which was accep- ted. The Inspector reported on cesspools. A letter was received from Festiniog Union, asking for aa advance of 3d. weekly in the relief j of Josiah Jones, and his wife; viz, to 10.3. weekly. The matter was adjourned for a fortnight, the relieving officer to visit and report at the next meeting.
EXTRAORDINARY ATTACK ON A LADY CYCLIST. ON Saturday, William Parry Jones, 10 years I of age, Dynryn, was brought before the Barmouth magistrates charged with assaul- ting a young lady named Miss Annie Lowe, of Barmouth. It appears that Miss Lowe was passing through Dyftryn on her bicycle when the defendant picked up a heavy rod of iron and threw it at her. It was said, that she was subjected to annoyance every time she cycled through the village, and on one occasion, at exactly the same spot, a youth attempted to thrust a stick between the spokes of her, father's machine. When asked if he was guilty, defendant nodded his head. Mr. Lowe said the boy admitted the offence to him immediately. The Clerk: But that would make no difference if he had killed your daughter. Letters testifying to defendant's good character were read from Mr. R. J. Williams, postmaster, and Mr. R. Roberts, schoolmas-. ter. The defendant was severely reprimanded, and ordered to pay the costs, amounting to 9s. 6d.
BEAUMARIS COUNTY SCHOOL. AT a special meeting of Governors of this school, held at the Town Hall, Beaumaris, on Saturday, Sir Richard Williams Bul- keley, Bart., presiding, Mr. [Joseph Owen, architect and surveyor, Menai Bridge, sub- mitted plans of a new girls' school and boys' class-room. These were adopted with slight alterations, and ordered to be sent to the county Governing Body for transmission to the Charity Commissioners for their appro- val. The Chairman was authorised to instruct Mr. Owen to invite tenders for the work as soon as the plans were finally approved. Mr. William Hughes, The Liver, Castle Street, was appointed custodian of the ques- tion papers for the forthcoming examination, and a vote of thanks was accorded to him for having undertaken the duty and also for ¡ acting as superintendent last year. It was reported that Mr. W. S. Davies, son of Mr. W. E. Davies, formerly manager of the Penmon limestone quarries, a pupil at the school, had passed in the first divi- sion at the recent London University matri- culation examination.
Replying to a letter from Mr. John Muir re- specting the Spanish swindle, Lord Salisbury writes that the British Ambassader in Madrid is in communication with the Spanish Govern- ment as to the means of checking this fraud. 1
FLINT, j SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. We are pleased to find among the honours list (junior division) of those who have recently passed the Cambridge University Local Exa- mination, the name of Miss M. V. Taylor, daughter of Mr. Henry Taylor, town clerk. CONCERT. The annual concert in connection with the National and Memorial Schools was held at the National School on Monday night last. There was a crowded attendance, and the performances of the children were evidently highly appre- ciated by the audience. A large number of prizes were distributed, BAPTIST CHAPEL. On Sunday last, Mrs M. A. Jones, Carnar- von, conducted the services at the above chapel; and on Monday night, this renowned lady delivered a most interesting and edifying lecture on the of pleasantness and kindness.' There was a very gooa attendance. Mrs. Ishmael Jones, Trelawney. presided, and gave a handsome donation towards the funds. CANARIES AND BLACKBIRDS. A very enjoyable entertainment by this ex- cellent company of minstrels was given in the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening (Feb. 17th), the proceeds being devoted to St. Thomas's School, Flin t Mountain. There was a large at- tendance, and a considerable balance will result, which cannot fail to be gratifying to the promo- ters, viz., Miss Taylor of Coleshill, and Mr. Charles T. Watkins, who also were much in- debted to Mrs. Ishmael Jones, Trelawney Towers, for the loan of many flowering and other plants wherewith to beautify the hall and stage. The ladies, otherwise canaries, looked extremely well in yellow gewns and powdered hair, whilst the gentlemen, or black- birds, were arrayed in most gorgeous costumes, and displayed a magnificent variety of jewell- ery. The troop was exceptionally strong in cornermen, who kept the audience in a continu- ous ripple of merriment by their most novel and amusing jokes. The interlocutor (Mr. A. Davies) was most successful, and fallfilled his duties admirably. The programme was as follows :— PART 1. Opening Chorus, The merriest fellows,' Mr. A. Davies. Comic Song, 'Delany Chicken,' Mr. T. C..Whalley. Song, The Gray Tomtit.' Miss Catherall. Comic Song, The Runaway Musketeer,' Mr. W. Gelling. Song, The Amorous Goldfish,' Miss B. Dyson. Comic Song, That'l Doodle do,' Mr. S. A. Westerton, encored). Song, For all eternity,' Miss Williams (encored). Plantation Song, 'When Dmah plays the banjo,' Mr. Charles T. Watkins. Song, The skipper,' Mr. A. Davies. Comic Song, Bekase Joe always laughing,' Mr. W. Webster (encored). PART II, was a departure from the system usu- ally followed and during a short interval in which Mr. W. Catherall sang Whisper and I shall hear,' the stage was cleverly altered to represent a plantation scene, the raw cotton greatly aiding the efiact. The ladies donned picnic attire, the interlocutor had become an overseer, and the various cornermen enjoyed themselves in sundry easy and restive positions about the stage, the whole forming a very effective and picturesque scene, such as the programme informs us, is found in 'Ole Vir- ginny.' The overseer (Mr. A. Davies) opened with an excellent song, The Longest Reign- followed by a violin duett by Misses Parry and Pring. The song,' I want yet my Honey,' by Miss Catherall was excellently sung, aId deservedly encored. Then fallowed a song by Mr. C. T. Watkins, 'My gal is a high born lady,' and Mr. T. C. Whalley performed on nis one string Fiddle and Mandoline. Miss Will- liams sang In friendships name,' which was charmingly rendered. The Kings Guard by the banjo trio, Messrs. A. Jones, C. Cf~Jones, and 1-1. M. Hinds received a well deserved en- core. Mr. Wax Webster sang 'Only a little jailer coon and Miss Roberts and Misses B. Dyson and Williams gave an excellent render- ing of the trio,' Three littlemaids from school.' The 'Idler' by Mr. W. Gelling was cleverly in- terpreted and encored. Then followed a comic song by Mv. Westerton and the programme was brought to a close with the Plantation song and chorus, 'The ole banjo,' the solo being splendidly sung by Miss B. Dyson. The duties of accompanist were filled by Miss F. Taylor, in a very efficient manner, and that of stage manager by Mr. Charles T. Watkins. At the close of the concert, a hearty vote of thanks to the performers was carried by the Rector, Mr. W. LI. Nicholas, and the proceedings ter- minated with the singing of the National An- them. If you require your PHOTOGRAPHS taken in the best style, at moderate charges, go to D. & A. HUGHES, Photographers, Mold. Clubs, Schools, &c., by appointment. -L.==-==::
DOLGELLEY. ST. DAVID'S DAY CELEBRATIONS St. David's Day was duly observed here in the customary manner, the town presenting a lively appearance, due mostly to the presence of a large number of the members of the differ- ent Friendly Societies, who, on this day, hold their annual meeting. The leek was much in prominence. Shortly before noon, the mem- bers of the Friendly Society (Golden Goat), and of the Aiding Friendly Society, in full regalia, joined in procession, and headed by the British Goldfields Brass Band, paraded the streets prior to attending Divine Service at the Parish Church, where the Rev. John Lloyd, rector of the parish, officiated. Subsequently, the form- er repaired to the Congregational schoolroom, and sat down to dinner, prepared by Mrs. Williams (late of the Talbot Hotel), while the latter dined at the Public Rooms, the catering being in the hands of Mrs. Lewis. The distri- bution of the annual statements of accounts followed, from which we gathered that both societies are in a very satisfactory position. We make a few extracts :— THE FRIENDLY SOCIETY (GOLDEN GOAT. Established 1802. Receipts for 1896:—By contributions, &c., £ 21-512s.; by subscriptions, 910 12s. 6d. re-payment of mortgage and interest, £ 200 16s. balance in stewards hand, 933 Ss. 7d.; total, JE460 Os. Od Expenditure To sick members, £83 10s. Id. funerals, £ 24 9s. 3d. salaries, f59 16s. investments, 9262; miscellaneous, £ 7 12s. 5d. balance in stewards hands, £ 23 Is. lOd. Present total capital, JE1129 3s. Bd.-an increase of £ 89 19. lOd. on iihe previous year. Officers Mr. D. Lewis (president), Mr. D. Williams (vice president), Mr. David Jones, Goat Inn (treasurer), Mr. Thomas Ellis (secretary), Dr. Edward Jones (medical officer). Number of members, 250. THE AIDING FRIENDLY SOCIETY (ANGEL). Established 1825, Receipts for 1896:By balance in treasurer's hands, £ 41 15s. by con- tributions, &c., E225 19s. 4d,; by subscriptions, £ 14 19" interest, £ 23; total JB308 13s. 4d. Expenditure :—To sick members, A:126 16s. 3.; funerals, E42 5s. 4d.; salaries, 965 13s.; invest- ments, £ 10; miscellaneous, £ 16 13s. 3d.; bal- ance in treasurer's hands, f44 5s. 6d. Total capital of the society, £ 1,231 6s. 7d., an increase of f37 Is. 6d. on the previous year. Officers Mr. W. R. Williams (president), Mr. Richard Evans (vice president), Mr. Tom Parry (treas- urer), Mr. T. D, Foulkes (secretary), Dr. John Jones, Caerffynnon (medical officer). Number of members, 255. The annual meetings were held in the even. ing, that of the Golden Goat Friendly Society being confined to members only, Mr. David Lewis, the president, occupied the chair, and a miscellaneous programme was gone through, which included a spirited address by Dr. E. Jones, Caerffynnon, the medical officer, and by several members. At the Public Rooms, the ANNUAL COMPETITIVE MEETING under the auspices of the Angel Friendly Society took place, the proceedings being opened to the public. Dr. John Jones, Caer- frynnon, presided over a crowded attendance, the conductorsaip being efficiently discharged by Mr. Toja Parry. The adjudicators were :— Prose, Messrs. E. Griffith, J.P., R. Wynne Williams, J.P., John Williams, Trem Hyfryd, and Dr. Hugh Jones. Poetry, Rev. Parri Huws, B.D. Music, O. O. Roberts and John Lloyd. Miscellaneous, Messrs. J. R. S. Fur- long D. J. Lewis, Harvey Jones, W. Davies, Rees Pugh, and Dr. John Jones. The follow- ing awards were announced :— Best review of the Society's rule, Mr. R. James (Trebor). Essay, Mr. R. Pryse Evans, printer. Ilir a t>hoddaid,in memory of the late Mr. Lewis Williams, founder of the society, Mr. J. Williams, Llanfachreth. Stanza, sub- ject, Cyfeillgarwch,' Mr. J. Jones, Frwg. Poetical song, 'The Town Council.' Mr. S. Williams. Best walking stick, Mr. R. Parry, South Street. Pencil sketch, Mr. Williams, Llwyn. Butter spoon, M. O. Pugh, Tan y- gader. Rake, Mr. R. Jones, Dolgelley. Reci- tation, Mr. R. Evans, janr., Maesyrhelwn. Recitation (under 15 years of age) prizes awarded to Miss Hughes, Brithdir, J. Hughes, New Shop, and J. Jones, Henshop. Male party, The Rhydymaiia choir, conducted by Mr. D. Jones, Dolgamedd. Quartette and trio by members of the same party. Duett, Messrs E. Robsrts and E. Pugh, Llanelltyd. Soprano solo, Miss M. Pierce. Tenor, Mr. J. Edwards. Pass, Mr. H. O. Williams. Violin solo, Mr. R. H. Lloyd. Concertina solo, Mr. J. Evans, :anr., Lion Street. The proceedings throughout were a distinct success, save some wauton unruliuess at the back seats..The arrangements were in the hands of a Committee nominated by the society, Mr. R. Jones (Trebor), making a very painstaking and able see;-etary. The Annual Banquet in honour of the patriot saint took place in the evening at the Golden Lion Royal Hotel. Mr. C. E. Jones Owen, Hengwrtucha presided, the Vice-Chair being occupied by Mr. W. R. Davies (County Coroner). The customary toast followed, the proceedings being marked by much enthus- iasm. The catering of Miss Bickwell, the genial manageress, as usual gave entire satisfaction.
PRESTATYN. INTERESTING PRESENTATION TO THE REV. EZRA JOHNSON, CHESTER. A VERY pleasing ceremony was enacted in the Rehoboth (C.M.) Lecture Room, on Wednesday evening, when the Rev. Ezra Johnson, an old resident of Prestatyn, and minister of the Ches- ter and Connah's Quay joint Welsh Congrega- tional Church, was presented with an illuminated address on the occasion of his leaving the place to take up his residence at Holywell. For eigh- teen years, Mr. Johnson has dwelt during the summer months at Prestatyn; and during that term, though a minister of another church, ciose- Iv identified himself with the Calvioistic Metho- dists, and frequently occupied the pulpit- at Re- boboth. Consequently, the friends there could not aHow him to depart from amongst them without some token of their regard and apprecia- tion, and an illnminated address was decided upon. Fortnightly tea meetings are given in connection with the church to augment toe fund for the reduction of the debt remaining on the handsome pile of buildings recently erected by the Calvinistic friends. On Wearesday, the tea was given by the bachelors of the church and advantage was taken of the gathering to present Mr, Johnson with the address. At half past eight, the festive operations were temporarily suspen- ded. for the purposes of the presentation. The Rev. Ezra Jones, in taking the chair, re- C, ferred to the close and loving connection subsis- ting between the Rev. Ezra Johnson. and the church during the long years he made his country home among them It was therefore but fit that they should mark his departure with some mani- festation of their esteem and regard, and of their appreciation of his kindly services in that church. They had decided upon a valedictory address: and though the members of the Calvinistic MsthodisfChurch were the princilêuhscribe" other friends in the place had also contributBit, and this fact testified to the general esteem in which Mr. Johrson was held in the neighbour- hood (applause). Mr. Goronwy Jones, church secretary, read the address, which was quite a work of art, beautifully illuminated by Mr. F. Geary, of Rhyl, and set ont in terms of which the following is a transla- tion .— I 'THE PRESTATYN CALVINISTIC METHODIST CHURCH. To THE REV. EZRA JOHNSON, CHESTER. GREETING. DEAR BROTHER, Accept this as a token of unfeigned respect and deep regret because of your departure from the neighbourhood. Many happy meetings spent with you during the past eighteen years will be long and sweetly remembered. You and your family have been of no small service in many ways and means to the cause in the place from time to time. Our prayer is, that the God of all grace will continue His tender protection over you and yours, and extend to you many years again to labour in His vineyard with great success. We are, yours lovingly, EZRA JONES, Minister. THOMAS WATERHOUSE, JOHN DAVIES, JOHN JONES, LEWIS EDWARDS, JOHN JONES, Janr., GORONWY JONES, Deacons. REHOBOTH, PRESTATYN, November 1st, 1896. Mrs. Ezra Jones was then called upon, and, in a few apropfiate words, asked Mr. Johnson's ac- ceptance of the address. The Rev, Ezra Johnson, who was received with great cheering, expressed his great pleasure and gladness in receiving this expression of the good- will of his friends in Prestatyn. He felt there was something in what an old m sterial friend of his once said, that a man's funeral sermon should be preached during his life, and not after his death (laughter). For his own part, he would prefer a kindly- word of encouragement during his life than a tombstone of white marble over his grave. When Mary ancointed the feet of the Saviour, Christ said 'against the day of ruy burying she hath kept this.' Mary did "for Jesus during his life what Joseph did after his death. It was during his life man needed encouragement. When the executive of the Congregational Col- lege at Bangor were considering the appoint- ment of a Principal for that establishment, the choice fell upon the late and lamented Dr. Herber Evans. But an eminent London physician wrote that if the Doctor accepted the principalship, it would be his death. When that statement was read in the committee, one of the members said: 'It would be meritorious to die for the College. We will erect a splendid monument over your grave.' But,' said Dr. Evans, in his own vivacious way, 51 should not see it' (laughter) This, Mr. John- son continued, was not the first testimonial for him to receive. The friends at Chester and Con- nah's Quay had presented him with his picture; and he was very pleased to receive this beautiful address to hang alongside that picture (applause). There were two remarkable things connected with that testimonial. It contained the names of two Ezras, and it was an address from Calvinis tic Methodists to a Congregationalist (laughter, and applause). He regretted to think that it bore but the name of one of the seven deacons that were in the church when he first became as- sociated with it. The others had been called to their reward. But he was glad to see so many young people taking an interest in the cause. Nothing would, he assured them, give them greater pleasure thaa to work for others. And industry in the vineyard of the Lord was the best possible safeguard for young people. He trusted and hoped the church would go on progressing; and thanked them from his heart on his own be- half, and that of the family, for this expression of kind feelings. His connection with Prestatyn had left a sacred and indelibleèimpression on his heart (loud applause). Mr. Councillor John Jones (Sefton) expressed great pleasure in being able to be present that evening. When he first became acquainted with Mr. Johnson, he thought he was a thorough-going Calvin. But he had found since he was a Con- gregationalist. There was something umcpe, he thought, in a Calvinistic church presenting an address to a Congregationalist; but Mr. Johnson sank all denominational feelings, and well deser- ved this small token of esteem at their hands (cheers). He had frequently ministered unto than;, and always without fee or reward (ap- plause), and had contributed handsomely to the building fund of their new chapel (cheers). For his own part, he would never, whiie he lived, cess3 to esteem and revere Mr. Johnson (ap- plause). Mr. Thomas Williams (W.) was glad that their friend was presented with an address on his de- parture from amongst them; Mr. Johnson had been kind not only to the Calvinistic Methodists, but also to the Wesleyans, and, in fact, to every- body, when need arose (&pplaa«e> He was pleased to think that Conitect;,(.)Iiat were passing away, and he thought rL> v vov'd sink altogether as Christianity rose to H ./her i level. He wished Mr. John-on long life, pros petity, and every bappiutss (appLm-p). Mr. Waterhouse referred to the readinGs" ot' Mr. Johnsuii to I'.eia, • "vwer his er- vicea were him • "ij success. Mr. James Dowell remarked that his father always admired Mr. Johnson, and thought that sons always followed their fathers, when fathers expressed their admiration for their best Men. He, at any rate, respected Mr. Johnson quite a8 much as his father did; and rejoiced in the spiri- tual comfort thab had beeu afforded him in the ministrations of Mr. Johnson (applause), The old women of Prestatyn also thought a great deal of Mr. Johnson, and regarded him8.s half an angel, if not a whole one (laughter, and cheers). Mr. Johnson briefly acknowledged the kind words that had been said of him, and departed amid enthusiastic cheering. -t_ Æ'- .ø.- -q_ -M-U_
WELSH MANUSCRIPTS. THREE years ago (writes a correspondent) the Historical MSS. Commission undertook, at the request of the Treasury, to superintend the preparation and publication of the MSS in the Welsh language preserved in various private libraries and institutions. The work was en- trusted to Mr. J. Gwenogfryn Evans, of Ox- ford. Mr. Evans is at length able to report three important collections, as catalogued-the Mostyn MSS., the Conway MSS., and the Llan- dudno MSS.—and he is now engaged upon live others-the Jesus College MSS., the Chwilog MSS., the Penarth MSS., the Plashen MSS., and the numerous Welsh MbS. at the British Museum. The publication of the catalogue will show the extent and character of the trea- sures stored in private and public libraries. No doubt a feeling of dissapointment will be caused by the meanness of some collections which once were famous, but this will bo more than compensated by the many surprises in others. For instance among the MSS. just catalogued will be found an account by a Welsh soldier, written in the reign of Queen Eliza- beth, of the taking of Calais, a description by an eye-witness of the proceedings of the Star Chamber, and a narrative of the events which led to the suppression orf the Catholic insurrec- tion in, the eastern counties against Elizabeth's rule. These are all in Welsh, and as their existence has never before been suspected, they will be a valuable addition to the material which bears upon the history of the Tudor times. The mass and value of Welsh MSS. at the Bri- tish Museum exceed the most sanguioe expec- tations.
ALUli COUNTY SCHOOL, MOLD. GIRLS DEPARTMENT. HEAD MISTKESS A/l IBS M. R. EVANS, B. A. (London), JjA Honours: English Teaching Diploma of the University of Catttbtidge, lacs scholar of University College of is'orth .Av'ulea, formerly Mistress at Fel Oraitfs Ilcihen Tochtev -chiile, Berlin. t.- i!R MISTRESSES TO BE APPOINTED. The Girls Department of the above School will be opened on TUESDAY, MAY 4th. next. Pending the ejection of the New Buildings, the Classes will meet i4 the Westminster Road Schoolroom. The course of instrucsion will be feimilar to that in the English High Schools, aud will include the usual iinglish (subjects, the different branches of Mathematics and aeieiiC=;, Latin, Fr-jiioh, German, JJaininig, and Painting, Domattic Economy. Needlework, and Ccokiutr. Pupils will be preparfed for the Oxford Local Eximinations, Migher Locals, London lVlatri- culation, See. Fees payable in advance as follows Girls under 15 years of age d6 2 per term. Wirla over 15 years of age, j33 13s. 4d. per term. When two or more children of the same parents attend the School at the same time, a reduction will be made in the above fees. Applications for Admission to be made aa early as possible to G. H. SIMON, Solicitor, Mold, Clerk to the Local Governors. 23rd February. 1«S7. UNIVERSITY OP WALES. THE Third Matriculation Examination 1 JL will commence on Monday. June lith, 1897. ¡ Particulars from the Registrar, Town Hall Cham bers, Newport, Hon., from whom Forms of Entry can be obtained. I Entries must be made not later than Monday, May 17th. HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, South Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth. Principal-Mrs, MAIILES THOMAS. I7IIIST Class Honours, special Distinctions and Certificates, Prizes and Medals have been gained in various Public Examinations, Scholar- hips at the University Colleges have been obtained rom the School. ALTO SCHOOL, MOLD. DOARDEKS received in Headmaster's House, Preswylfa Hall Charming country situ- ation. 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_====--====-===-=:=--====-='==:=:==-=: BUSINESS. ENTERPRISE IN LIVERPOOL. EJSTBBPBISE in business of varied kinds has raised Liverpool to its high place in the commerce of the wprld, and a conspicuous example of this.pre-eminent- ly useful type of energy is to be found in the latest development of the Globe Furnishing Company, of Pembroke Place, this chiefly taking the form of an ex- tension of premises on a very large scale. Originally, these consisted of a single shop. Now, however, there are four; but such has been the company's growth of trade that even these are not adequate to meet the requirements of the latter. Accordingly, plans are now being actively carried out which will make the already spacious establishment three times its present size. At the rear of the premises, and partly over- looking Gill Street, is a large building, which has been successively used as a eha,pel and a museum; and this, having been secured for the purposes of the company, is undergoing a complete transformation, which, when ultimately joined with the present building, a considera- ble new area of land being also acquired, the Globe Furnishing Company will be in possession of premises unrivalled of their kind outside London. One of the leading features of the extension will be the im- mense ground floor space; and the of this is obvious, for an enormous stock will be always availa- ble for the inspection of the public without entailing the inconvenience of climbing stairs. Tho construc- tion of the building will be such as to ensure an am- plitude of light by day, while at night electricity will be used. Another prominent feature is in the base- ments, which are co-extensive with the upper floor space, and here the interesting process of manufacture may be daily witnessed. The contractors are Messrs. W. Tomkiuson and Son, of Dansie Street, who are following the deaigns which have been prepared by Mr. J. Francis Doyle.
| EMan wears clothing, qut woman wears deco- sation. A memorial to Elizabeth Barretb Browning is about to be placed in Kelloe Church, Dur- ham, where she was baptised. The Baron de Bush has been elected a mem- ber of the British Commission of the Brussels International Exhibition this year. The Standard' says :-There is reason to believe that Lord Kosmead's resignation is now in the hands of the Colonial Secretary. Mr. Charles Rouse, one of tha richest men in New York, and who is totally blind, made a public offer a short time ago to pay Edison £ 200,000 if he could restore his sight. A Liverpool correspondent states that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mr. Osmond Walter Jeffs, an old employee of the Pacific SteaniBhip Navigation Company, who, it is alleged, has absconded with £2.000 belonging to the firm, and is believed to be on his wa.y to Mexico. T.. '=' ■ ■■ Printed and Published by T. GEK and SON, at their offices in Chapel Street Denbigh, Saturday March, 6th, 1897.