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THE RHYL PUBLICANS AND THE…

ALLEGED ROBBERY AT RHYL.

RHUDDLAN.

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REMARKABLE LOW DEATH-RATE…

THE GROSVENOR FAMILY.

RHYL.

THE RESULT OF SUNDAY CLOSING…

- REMARKABLE ACCIDENTS.

LOCAL AND GENERAL ITEMS.

Family Notices

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TERRIBLE DEATH OF A PLATELAYER…

DEATH AND FUNERAL OF COXSWAIN…

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DEATH AND FUNERAL OF COXSWAIN BITHEL. This week it is our sad duty to record the death of the gallant coxswain of the Rhyl life-boat, which took place on Monday morning last, at the Boat House, Voryd. The deceased man was 67 years of age, and had held the position of coxswain for over 2 4 years in such a manner as to command the respect and confidence of all who knew him. He was the first coxswain of the life-boat after it was taken over by the National Life-boat Institution, the date of his appointment being the 1st of June, 1857. Since that date the crew of the life-boat had been, under Bithel's command, instrumental in saving 34 lives, and had rendered valuable assistance to distressed vessels. He also personally saved many lives in the course of his career. The mortal remains of Bithel were interred at the Cemetery on Thursday with all respect due to a man who had filled a responsible office in such an unim. peachable manner. The funeral cortege was made up in this order:—The Revs T. Richardson, vicav, and J. R. Thomas; the following members of the local committee of the Nationol Life-boat Institution -T. Griffies Dixon, Esq., J.P. (chairman), Dr Butterton, J.P., W. Pryce Jones, Esq., J.P., T. Winston, Esq., W. E. Smalley, Esq., and Mr R. Hughes, secretary; the Rev Mr Evans, Towyn; Capt. Johns of the Coast Guards, and two men the life-boat crew (14 in number) in uniform the coffin (covered with an ensign, and bearing wreaths of flowers together with the deceased man's hat and life-saving belt), carried by four boatmen the chief mourners, followed by a number of friends.

ST. ASAPH.

GENERAL MEETING OF THE RHYL…

• ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.