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RHYL. ■ DISORDERLY FEMALES. On Tuesday morning, before Messrs. Elwy Williams (in the chair) and J. H. Ellis, Evelyn Roberts, Victoria road, Emily Jones, Victoria road, and Alice Jones, Morfa Bach, were brought up charged by P.O. Tale with being drunk and disorderly on Monday night. Evelyn Roberts and Alice Jones against whom there were previous convic- tions-the former for larceny at Rhyl and Denbigh, and the latter for drunkenness, vagrancy, and larceny, were sent to prison for 21 days with hard labour, and Emily Jones for 7 days. WATCHNIGHT SERVICES. Services were held on Monday night at the English Wesleyan Chapel and St. Thomas' Church. The former commenced at eleven o'clock, and a powerful address was delivered by the Rev. Lefroy Yorke, the minister, at the close of the service, and just before the advent of a New Year. The church service commenced at half past eleven, and was conducted by the Rev. Bickerton Edwards, curate, and an address, was given by the vicar. In both cases the congregations were spared the annoyance sometimes caused at midnight services by ill-advised roysterer3. There was nothing whatever to complain of in either of the services. HONOUR WHERE HONOUR IS DUE. We are pleased to learn that Mr. J. S. Greenhalgh, J.P., Chairman of the Rhyl Urban District Council, and formerly of Rochdale, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain, one of the most famed and distinguished institutions in the world. Mr. Greenhalgh is the first Rhylite and Chairman of the Council that has been elected fellow of this society. From his youth this gentleman has taken great interest in travel and literature. During the 1&8t quarter of a century he has travelled in Canada, the United States of America, through Egypt and Palestine, be- sides several journeys on the continent and visits to Rome. Mr. Greenhalgh has frequently lectured, and exhibited some of his collections, obtained in his travels, in Lancashire and Cheshire for charitable purposes, and once in Rhyl he arranged a most attractive exhi- bition of his curios in connection with an English Wesleyan Bazaar. He has also con- tributed largely to the press, in the columns of newspapers and in pamphlet form on different subjects. His articles on Rhyl Sunset and Sunrise,' a masterpiece of des- criptive writing, has been widely circulated both in English and We. ah newspapers. MONTHLY MEETING. The monthly meeting of the Vale of Clwyd Calvinistic Methodists was held at Rh I on Thursday, under the presidency of Mr. John Jones, Abergele. At the afternoon meeting Mr. Peter Roberts, St. Asaph, delivered an address on the work and progress of the denomination in the county during the cen- tury. He said that at the beginning of the century there were in Denbighshire only ten churches, and their value was not greater than the value of the chapel and minister's manse which now belonged to the Clwyd street Church, in which they were that day met. Probably the total number of communicants at the beginning of the century would not be greater than the com- municants of the Clwyd street Church alone, whilst the total contributions during the year would not amount to more than 2100. But at the end of the century there were in the county of Denbigh 117 churches; the cbapels, schoolrooms, &c., numbered 208; the ministers and preachers, 71 deacons, 440; communicants, 11,676; and adherents, including children, 17,000; whilst the col- lections last year amounted to £ 22,214. A resolution was passed expressive of thanks for the progress of the denomination during the century, recognising the goodness of God, and urging such progress as an induce- ment to greater efforts. MILITARY FUNERAL. On Monday afternoon, the mortal remains of Mr. James Gregory, aged 32, the son of Mr. J. Gregory, plumber and decorator, Canadian House, Kinmel street, and a Bugler Corporal in the local volunteers were interred with full military honours, The deceased had been in failing health for several months, but the end came rather suddenly. Some eight years ago, Mr. Gregory emigrated to Canada, and on the occasion of his departure was presented with a watch and chain by the choristers of St. Thomas' Church, with whom he had been associated for fourteen years, as a boy and afterwards as tenor singer. On his return from America, he settled down in business with hia father in Rhyl, and again joined the choir at St. Thomas' Church. He was a musican of no mean ability, and as a skilful i executant on the cornet, was, when in full health, in constant requisition at local con- certs. When quite a hoy eighteen or twenty years ago, he organized with other boys of about his own age, an entertainment that provided considerable amusement to the au liences, and an addition to the funds of local charities, under the title of 'Mrs. Jarley's Waxworks,' in which he played the part of the showman. Even now those en- tertainments are spoken of in the town but their principal organiser is now no more. He passed peacefully away on Friday morning. As stated above, the funeral took place on Monday afternoon, and it was largely and representatively attended. The procession was headed by a firing party of I C Comp. 2nd V.B R.W F. in charge of Sergt. Davies, followed by members of the Loyal Britannia Lodge A.O. Oddfellows, and the Town Band (conducted by Mr. Owen) playing the Dead March' (Saul). Following came the hearse, with the coffin borne (to the church) on the shoulders of four corporals, and placed upon it were the deceased's accoutrements, busby and bugle. The chief mourners came next, followed by representatives of the Coast Guards, Denbighshira Hussars, and I C' (Rhyl), H' (Abergele), and T (Rhyl and St. Asaph) Companies 2nd V.B.R. W.F.,under the command of Captain L. G. Hall. At the entrance to the churchyard, the coffin was met by the Rev. T. Lloyd, vicar, and the Rev.Thomas Jenkins, curate, and the choris- ters of St. Thomas.' The church was crowded, and the funeral service, which was conducted by the vicar and Mr. Jenkins, curate, was fully choral. 'Now the labour er's task is o'er,' was sung, and the coffin taken from the church and placed in the hearse. The procession re formed in the same order, and proceeded to the new church cemetry, where the interment took place, the Rev. T. Jenkins, conducting the concluding portion of the funeral service. At the close,threa volleys were fired over the grave, and the buglers sounded the' Last Post,' and there was the body of a genial friend and faithful comrade left, until the • Reveile,' sounds for the 'last and grand parade.' parade.' Ö