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ST. ASAPH. [The following was received by us in time for publication in our last issue, but was unavoidably crowded out, owing to the length of the Parliamen- tary Notices, and other matters.] THE BODELWYDDAJS MARRIAGE FESTIVITIES. The committee of the above having in their hands the sum of 16 5s. 8d., surplus money, after the late rejoicings, resolved to spend it on a feast for the aged in the city and neighbourhood. Tic- kets were then issued to one hundred old people of the age of 60 and upwards. Monday last was the day fixed upon, and Sir William and Lady Wil- liams were invited to meet the old folks in tho fiue assembly room, at the Plough hotel, were a most excellent repast was provided by Mr and Mrs iiu- derson the worthy hont and hostess, in their usual effiicent style. The bill of fare included beef, fowls, ham, rabbits, currant and plain bread and butter, tea, &c., &c. The tables were beautifully laid out, with the atove excellent fare, interspersed with flowers and other decorations. which had a very pleasing appearance, doing great credit to Mrs Anderson and those who had worked to make the treat a pleasing success. It needless to say the old folks did full justice to the good things provHnd, and on the arrival of Sir William and Lady W i. liams they received them with ringing cheeis, that would have put to the blush the lungs of younger people. Her ladyship took a cup of tea and chatted pleasantly with the old folks, and Dr. Easterby, as chairman of the committee, begged to welcome Sir William and Lady Williams amongst them, and in the course of his remarks said that some of those present could remember several Lady Williams', but a better lady than the one now present they had not. She will find that the Welsh people had true, loyal hearts (cheers). No doubt she will hear of the many kind acts done by her predecessors, and we hope she will tread in their footsteps. He (the Dr.) had eaten and drank at Sir Williams' coming of age, his marriage, and hoped to do so when his son came to age, and bid a hearty welcome to Sir and Lady Williams. Sir William returned thanks for the welcome to him and his lady, and hoped she would be received with the kindness that had been shown to him. After her ladyship had partaken of a cup of tea amongst the old folks, Mr Joseph Lloyd informed the company that both had to leave on account of visitors coming to Pengwern, and they departed amidst prolonged cheers and well wishes from the old women. After clearing the tatles the following programme was gone through:—Pianoforte solo, The Storm," Mis Moss duet, "Chilperic," Mrs Glanffrwd Thomas and Miss Easterby song, Afon Cariad (Codiad yr Ehedydd), Mr T. Roberts, Scotch airs. Miss Gertrude Edwards then some poetry made for the occasion was recited by Mr John Roberts, Bryn y gwynt song, The Misletoe Bough," by Miss Moss, accompanied ou the piano by Miss Kelly; waltz, Miss Gertrude Edwards; song, The beautiful Isle of the Sea," Miss Kelly; songs, Let me dream again," and Robin Adair," Miss Philips; song, "Under the fairy tree," Miss Anderson songs. "Cl ychau Aberdyfi," and Angels ever bright and fair," Mrs Glanffrwd Thomas recitation, Byrdra oes dyn (Robert Dafis, Nant Glyn), by Mr Joseph Llrvd: song, Can y te," Mr J. Thelwell Roberts duet, "All's Well," Mr Walter Williams and Miss Part- ington recitation, Englynion i'r delyn, Mr John Roberts pianoforte solo, Miss Helsby song, Ewch adre cyn deg," Mr J. Thelwell Roberts. The meeting was also enlivened by several hum- ourors speeches by Mr Joseph Lloyd, Mr Mans- bridge, and Dr. Easterby. The best thanks for their labours were given to the chairman (Dr. Eas- terby), treasurers, (Messrs Joseph Lloyd and R. Griffiths), and secretaries, (Messrs H. A. Cleaver, and Ll. Lloyd). Mr John Davies, Penrhewl, in an appropriate Welsh speech thanked the committee for their kind- ness, which was seconded by Mr R. Humphreys after which several of the women spoke. The meeting terminated with a song by Mr Joseph Lloyd, and the National Anthem. The following lidies kindly took charge of the I tables ana waited on the old people :—Mrs and Miss Williams, Roe Elwy; Mrs Cleaver, Roe Elwy: Mrs (Vicar) Williams, Mrs Partington, Mioses, Mansbridge, Misses Charlton Jones, Plas Coch Mrs Jones, Boderw Cottages Mrs Howes Roberts, Bodhanlog Mrs Walter Williams, Mrs and Miss Lloyd, Elwy Grove; Misses Maggie and Amy Helsby, Miss Roberts, Brynhyfryd Miss Gertrude Edwards, Plas Coch Mrs Jones, Lower shop Miss Storey, High street Miss Elwy Jones, Miss Easterby, Mrs Glanffrwd Thomas, Miss Lloyd, Glandwr; Miss Griffiths. Gwernigron Mrs Davies Dolhyfryd; Mrs Moss, Miss Williams, Lower street; Mrs Blower, Mrs Rogers, Grove House Mrs Austen, Mrs Webster, Miss Stuart Jon-s, Grase mere Miss Maggie Anderson, &c. The following committe men and others did valuable assistance Rev. W. Morton, R. J, Sissun, Esq, Dr. Easterby, Dr. Davies, Rev. T. LI.Williams, R. F. Sisson.Esq, E. Butler, Esq., and Messrs C. Mansbridge, T. J. Williams, Joseph Lloyd, Richard Roberts, Richard Griffiths, T. A Cleaver, T. Howes Roberts, R. Roberts (Registry), Alun Lloyd, (solicitor), Little, (Rhyl), Joseph Webster, (Plough Hotel) Charlton Jones, James Roberts, &c & j. CATHEDRAL SFEVICES. Sunday before Advent (November 23rd).-Mori-iing at 11 Seivlce, Stai- ner in E flat; anthem, Remember now thy Crea- tor (Staggall). Evening at 31 ij; Service, Col- borne in B flat; anthem, The Radiant Morn (Woodward). EveniDp- at 0-1-5; Chants; hymns, 336, 340, 298.—Choral Services on Thursday at 11-30 am., and 011 Satnrday at 5 pra.-la resi- dence, Ven. Archdeacon Ffoulkes Succentor, Rev. W. Morton, M.A. organist. R. A. Atkins. Esn. ST. ASAPH BRANCH OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—A meeting was held in the National Schools last Monday evening, over which the Lord Bishops of the Diocese presided, and at which the Rev. T. Prichard, Curate, of Rhyl, delivered a powerful, invigorating and hope-ins. piling address. The room was full, and there was a large attendance of the working classes. The Lord Bishop opened the m(eting by congratulating the audience on the revival of the old aociety, which for the last three years had lain dormant. Now he hoped that a spurt had been made, and he looked forward to presiding over more meetings as representative <-■ s the present one His lordship read three resolutions, which were carried, relative to the managemeat of the St. Asaph Branch. The Rev. T. Prichard summed up the evils accruing from too great all indulgence in intoxicating liquors, and placed indirect contrast to them, the benefits which resulted from total abstinence and moderation. He strongly impressed on his hearers, the necessity of moderation in all things. A Pr >- visional Committee was appointed to carry out the resolutions, which had been passed, at the sugges- tion of the Bishop. It consists of the following gentlemen The Rev. the Canon in residence, the Revs. Glanffrwd Thomas, and Llewellyn Williams, icars of St. Asaph Rev. Benjamin Hughes, C.M.; Dr. Easterby, head master of the Grammar School; T. Howes Roberts, Esq., barrister-at law: Mr Thomas Mumford. The usual weekly meeting of the debating society was held on Wednesday, November 5th, when Mr John Wynne read a paper oalled Of the Eye and the Phenmenon of Vision." After a few introductory remarks by the President Mr Wynne proceeded with his lecture. We cannot speak too highly cf it. It is a thoroughly scientific treatise, and perhaps, will be more interesting to a medical man or to a scientific person, then to the public at large, nevertheless, we cannot but express a hope that the members went away wiser than they came. It was our intention to publish the paper in its entirety, but being pressed for room last week, we failed to do so, and our columns are again orowded this week.


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