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LIFEBOAT SERVICES. -
LIFEBOAT SERVICES. The best part of the inhabitants of Rhyl were aroused on Tuesday morning at an early hour by the onimoas reports of the lifeboat signal". It appears that the flat William Henry" of Runcorn stranded on the main shore, near the mouth of the river. The flat struck about midnight, and as she failed to get off, signals of distress were fired about balf past two. Shortly after three the usaal interchange of signals between the coastguard and lifeboat stations took place, and the lifeboat crew assembled with great prompti- tude, and early aa it was a large concourse of lookers-on gathered together. In about an hour the boat was brought up to the beach by way of Abbey street, but the master and his hands had by this, succeeded in getting j ashore. On this fact being made known to the coxswain of the boat, he ordered a return to Voryd. Had the crew of "William Henry" been satisfied with the touch of shipwreck they had experienced the chapter would have closed with the storing of the lifeboat. But they were not. In company with a dozen or fourteen men they returned to the flat, with the intention of attempting to unload sufficient of her cargo to enable her to float with the tide then coming in. Captain Lloyd and his man, together with I Captain Heaps, of the Lilly Heaps and Captain E. Jones of the Minnie remained on board, but the assistants left as the tide came up. The quartette on board very soon found that their craft was as unseaworth v as it well could be and had to take to the rigging for their lives. About half past eight the ser- vices of the lifeboat were again requisitioned, and the Jane Dalton was launched under the command of Coxswain Evans with a crew of twelve men, who succeeded in rescuing the four sailors. The foreshore was lined with tpecta-tora, and a large number had gathered at the end of the pier where a splendid view of the skilful manuoavering of the boat was obtained. The William Henry belongs to the port of Runcorn, is owned by Mr Thomas Beckett of that place, and was loaded with lime-stone chippings from Llanddulas.
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WESLEYAN FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY- The annual meeting of the Rhyl English auxil- iary of the above society was held at the English an Chapel, Brighton Road, on Wednesday evening last. The first part of the meeting, which Was numerously attended, was presided over by the Rev. F. Payne, of Colwyn Bay but he having to leave early to catch a train, his place was taken by the Rev. Dr. Raby, of Epworth College. A hymn having been sung, and the Rev. E. Lloyd Jones having offered prayer, The Kev. F. Payne, who was most cordially re- ceived, said he was greatly pleased to see such a nice company present, and hoped that the meeting would be spiritually and financially a success. Someone in some way had made a mistake in in- viting him to take the chair; but he acknowledged with thankfulness the mark of honour which had thus been conferred upon him-he was proud of it (hear, hear), though he felt that he was amongst them that evening somewhat in the character of a returned missionary (laughter), and as such he should have been one of the speakers and not chairman. He was surrounded by speakers who would be able to give them all the information as to the mission work of the society. A great amount of work bad been done, and avast deal remained to be done but he would mention one fact which would be of interest in reference to the West Indies. He would be pardoned for referring to that mission, for he had a sister who had laboured in the district of Jamaica for 23 years (applause). The mission in the West Indies was established by the Rev. Dr. Coke, who was driven to the island by an adverse wind. Dr. Coke was detained in Jamaica for a whole week, during which time he devoted himself to the work which lay so near to his heart, and as a result of the work so commenced, it was stated by the time of the death of the first class leader, there were in the island 25,000 members of society (ap- plause). He (Mr. Payne) would not detain the meeting longer, as he would be very sorry to spoil the speeches of the other speakers (laughter). He then called upon The Rev. W. Foster, B.A., the resident minister, to read the report. Mr. Foster, who was heartily received, having given short extracts from the general report as to the state of the work in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ceylon, China, &o., giving special prominence to the educational work carried on, stated that the total income of the society for the past year was 1150,106 16s 5d. The income during the year had exceeded the expen- diture by about X30. The total number of accred- ited members was 71,825, exoluding the South African Mission, which two years ago had been formed into an independent conference. These numbers were pretty much the same as last year the return of members was not a true criterion of the amount and the success of the work done by the society Last year the Rhyl and Llandudno circuit was able to report a slight increase in the sum collected towards the society as compared with the preceding year; and this year again there was a slight increase. The total sum collected in Rhyl was 919 128. 3d., being jE4 2s. more than last year At last year's missionary meeting an appeal was made to the friends to take missionary boxes for their children, and in response to that appeal 18 boxes had been given out to the little ones. The boxes when opened revealed the gratifying result that a sum of 16 7s. 6d. had been collected. The children's Christmas offerings also amounted to 12 6a. 6d. so that really the little ones had colle it- ed altogether about Y,9, which would make the in- crease for the year close upon £ 14. Mr. Foster then read the list of subscribers. At this stage of the meeting, the Rev. F. Payne left, and his place as stated above was taken by the Rev. Dr. Raby. Excellent addresses were subse- Juently delivered by him, and the Bey. E. Lloyd ones, and Elias Lyon, LL.B., the deputation. On the motion of Mr. Hazlehurst, seconded b y Mr. Joseph Williams, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the chairmen, deputation, speakers, coll- ectors, (especially the young), contributors, and the local secretary (Mr. Evans) and the meeting closed with the singing of the doxolgy and the pronouncing of the benediction.
VOLUNTEER SHOOTING MATCH.
VOLUNTEER SHOOTING MATCH. A shooting match between eight married men and eight single men of the C (Rhyl) Company 2nd Vol. Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers took place on the Rhyl Range on Saturday afternoon last with the result shewn below, by which it will be seen that the married men sustained a severe defeat- The distances were 2UO yards (kneeling) and 300 yards (prone) seven shots at each range with regu- lation target and scoring, and flag marking. The following are the names of the competitors and the scores made by each :— BLTFCTLE. Lance-Corpl. Williams,» 25 II IS II 43 Private Pirublctt 21 20 41 Lieutenaiit/Wrlghs J.. 22 19 41 Corporal Vaughan., 21 19 40 iugler S ando 21 17 38 -T'livate Powell 17 II 20 37 vate H. WrighP, 21 II 14 35 Captain JouvS 10 12 23 S'l 13J 303 HAsaisr, I Sergeant Wallis 22 CI 43 Colour Serg6*nt Gasaliu 21 20 41 Private Ratc-liffe 19 20 39 Sergeant Instructor Morrison .IS 20 38 Lance-Corporal B. Roberts, 17 18 35 Private Stioyaa 16 14 30 sergeant Henderson 10 7 17 il.T. Scberts b 8 16 121 12S 259 oiLgie men average pai man 37'ST. Married] oJ 32-37. 1 3
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MISCELLANEOUS. t Ali-ben-Khalifa, the leader of the late Tunisian insurrection, haa died at Tripoli. The death is announced of the Hon. krthur Romilly, brother of Lord Romilly. The new gallery of the British Musonm containing the sculptures of the Mausoleum is now open to the public. It has been resolved by the Glasgow Liberal Asso- ciation to erect a colossal statue of Mr. Gladstone in that city. The young woman, Edna Carter,sentenced to d- ath at Norwich assizes for the murder of her child, has been reprieved. In response to an invitation from the Town Council, io Association will hold their meeting in 1886 at Birmingham. The Dean of Westminster has expressed his willing- ness to find a suitable site in Westminster Abbey for a memorial of Mr. Fawcett. A Royal Commission has been issued to report upon the details of the proposed London Inter-Co'onial Exhibition to be held in 1886. Edmund Browning, of Bristol, has been fine £20 ani costs for selling liquor without a licence. He kept a club and supplied non-members. At a fire which broke out on Wednesday at a house in St. Luke's, E.C., a little girl was so seriously burnt that she died shortly afterwards. Important extensions to the General Post Office and to the Savings Bank are contemplated, for the execu- tion of which authority will be sought next Session. The Gaiety Theatre of Varieties, Southampton, was on Wednesday night totally destroyed by a fire, which also extended to the old Southampton Theatre. The Agent to the Governor-General for Central India has authorised the temporary formation of a separate Executive Division of Public W< )rks. to be styled "The Fort Mhow Division." A German intends to bring an action againso the Egyptian Government for damages amounting to n8,000 for the breach of a contract to sell him 102 guns, the Government having prohibited the exporta- tion of them. A widow of independent means, named Jennings, who was much addicted to drink, and recently took to consuming spirits of wine, has been suffocated at Leamington, while intoxicated, by lying face down- wards upon her bed. Prince Napoleon's younger son, Louis, has just completed his term of 12 months' volunteeirng in the army. Unlike his brother, he is said to be fond of a military life; but of course the French army is closed against him, as against all Bonapartes and Bourbons. A duel has been fought at Paris between the editor of the Mot d'ordre and the director of the Havas A Agency. The formerwas wounded in the head and arm. The dispute arose out of an article in the Afot d'Ordre relative to the despatch of the Agency which an- nounced the occupation of Tamsui. Mr. Blount, the banker who acted as British Con- sul in Paris during the Siege and the Commune, and whose name is associated with many useful and bene- volent works, has just celebrated his golden v. ed iing. The Queen and the Prince of Wales sent their con- gratulations, and the Pope his benediction. The oholera epidemio is decreasing in Paris, the number of recoveries bearing a larger proportion than hitherto to the number of fresh cases. The Spanish authorities now admit that the cholera has broken out in Toledo, where two cases have ended fatally, in Barcelona, and in the province of Valencia. According to the annual report on the Italian army just published, the number of officers and men enrolled in the various branches of the service on 30th of June ultimo was 2,273,618. Of these about 900,000 belonged to the permanent army, 350,000 to the movable militia, and two millions to the terri- torial militia. An assistant master at a National School at Luton was on Wednesday fined 21 for having thrashed a schoolboy named Morgan, whose right ear was cut and his temple bruised. He was knocked down, knelt upon, and struck several times. The excu-e was provocation by the boy's remarks on the thrashing of another boy. On Wednesday, a butcher, named Thomas Pickup was sent to prison at Blackburn, without the option of a fine, for two months, for having in his possession drebsed for food the putrid carcase of a diseased calf, totally unfit for food. His defence was that it was intended for pig meat, but the carcase was hung up with four others, and dressed like them. Two jewellers named Phelps and Turner, who, after dining with a colliery manager named Blewitt, took R140 worth of jewellery from his bedroom and disposed of it for a lark," have each been ntenced at Rowley to two nionths'impr' sonment. The prose- cutor applied for the case to be withdraw u. but the Public Prosecutor would not allow it. The second meeting of the West African Confer- ence took place on Wednesday. Count Hatzfeldt presided in the absence of Prince Bismarck, who was prevented from attending by the pressure of business connected with the opening of the German Parlia- ment. It was resolved to appoint a commission to settle the boundaries of the territories in Western Africa in which free trade is to be established. The members for Leicester having urged Sir Charles Dilke, as President of the Local Government Board, to receive a deputation from Leicester on the question of the prosecution of the 1,COO defaulters in Leices- ter under the Vaccination Acts, he has written to say that he must respectfully and firmly decline to re- ceive a deputation on the subject. He could not inter- fere with the carrying out of an Act of Parliament. James Stockil, who gave his address as -N[: street, Cavendish square, has been reminded at Clerkenwell, on a charge of begging. He was taken into custody by a policeman, who found liini in charge of a piano-organ, which a hired tviU playing, collecting alms on behalf of the Cave:;r(^li- square mission." The accused informed the magis- trate that his object was to relieve the distress in Sunderland. The Turkish authorities have occupied five or six villages of Rhodope which, under the Treaty of Berlin, should be given to Eastern Roumelia. Tiie permanent committee of that province has protested, and has sent a memorandum on the question to al the consuls at Philippopolis, and has requested t ,e Government to make representations to the Porte in order that the Turkish authorities may hand over the villages to Eastern Roumelia. A fracas has occurred on board the Duke of Wel- lington, flag ship of Admiral Sir G. T. Phipps-Horuny, Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, ari.-ing out of a misunderstanding between some seamen and marines. The latter mede free use of their belts, and the blue- jackets defended themselveswith some broom-handles. The combatants were apprehended, and some of them have been sentenced to 42 days' imprisonment, and others to seven days' cells on board. The functions of General Scratch ley as Special Commissioner are, it is stated, limited to New Guinea. His jurisdiction does not extend to other parts of the Western Pacific, which for the present re- main under Sir George des Vceux, the Acting High Commissioner. General Scratchley is likely for some time to come to live afloat, as no steps wid yet be taken to fix the permanent headquarters of the British representative at any particular locality. A court-martial on Mr. Roff, assistant-steward of H.M.S. Ganges, for improperly keeping the books of the ship, was concluded at Devonport on Wednesday. The allegation was that in consequence of Ruffs con- duct great quantities of beer, spirits, and clothing had been made away with. Roff urged in d' f nce that he had simply obeyed the instructions of Mr. Hicks, the steward, but the court ordered him to be imprisoned for six months. Hick- is also to be tried. An inquiry by the Sunderland Local P.aid into charges of misconduct and druuhenn< s: George Arkle, the late captain of the steamshipHar- binger, of Sunderland, while on a voyage between New Orleans and Bilbao, has resulted in the suspen- sion of his certificate for 12 months. To. ev idence adduced shewed that the captain had b, en frequently drunk at Bordeaux and at Bilbao, and in e..n-equence was superseded by another at the iter port. A letter fr>.m Aden states that Sir W. ilewett has sidled in the Kuryalus for B' iei>ay. lie- fore he left Adeu the Philomel arrived lOo slaves vrho had been captured from two Arab dhows. They -Zciged the greatest gratitude for their deliverance fvvri '.1,9 slave dealers. Tire girls among the captives ;e;va --out to school, and employment was found foi the men. An interesting photograph of the •vho'e '^artv had been taken on boaid one of the ships rf war, Another large fire has taken placo at Alexandria in a warehouse. Three hundred and sixty-two osiies of cotton were burnt. Fortunately there was no .vinU, or a mass of property might have been de- stroyed, »B the appliances for extinguishing tires are insuliicient. It is feared that these frequent tires are ',¡I' 7»crk of incendiaries. An action brought against the Metropolitan Asylums Board by the owner of an estate contiguous to the Small-pox li.ospital Camp at Dlrenlfi, Kent, the hearing of which has occupied several days, te.- mÜated on Wednesday. Mr. Justice Pearson con- cluded that, from the evidence placed b fore him, "hÐ injuriss apprehended from the establishment of the hospital were merely theoretical, and were con- tradicted by facts and experience. He therefore disruisssd the action with costs. Th: actual relations between Russia and the Vati- t can are shewn by the aiztliorisit;,)zi jli,t ,!iven to the Governor-General of Warsaw to pay two-thirds of the salary of every Catholic priest removed by the bishop for supporting the Russian authorities. This allowance will be paid till the priests are reinstated. George Towend, late rate collector to the Hey- v/ood Corporation, was on Wednesday charged with mhezÛement to the amount of t:no, He n d col- lected moneys and given receipts for the .^r.ouiit., re- ceived, out had accounted only for smaller M; Acting under advice, he pleaded uilty," wan 8tated that the charge had m> preyed upon him that he had lost his power of speech. Taking into cr,n"i deration the fact that the defalcations had been ill,"ie good by the prisoner's father, the Bench sentenced Towend to gaol for six months. An irishman nliiied u under remand at Leicester, charged with maliciously wounding his wife. The prisoner attacked his wife, and after beating her most unmercifully, jum ped upon her inflicting very serious internal injuries. T':e woman's declaration has been taken in the -• •• %f a magistrate, Mrs. Rice, wife of a paraffin and petroleum dealer, residing in Aston-road, Birmingham, h ,s died at the General Hogmtal there from injuries su-taintd :througli owning. uurmK ,iUitirel her husband, after beating her, threw a paraihn lamp at her, setting but niathM on fca. The man has absoonded. 1
RHYL- AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATII. Our much re- spected townsman, Mr John Lunt, monumen- tal sculptor, met with hia death in a painfully sudden manner on Thursday afternoon last. He was proceeding to his works at about two o'clock, and in turning out of Market street into High street a gust of wind carried a wayhis hat, and in attempting to catch it, he fell sud- denly down. Assistance was at once rendered, and the unfortunate man was carried to the Lome hotel, where he expired before medical aid could be procured. Dr. Summerhill ar- rived very shortly and pronounced death to be caused by the rupture of a blood vessel. In his profession Mr Lunt stood very high, and some really artistic works have been turned out under his hand one subject we especially noticed-a mural tablet to the memory ofthe late Ellis Eyton, Esq., M.P., with a carved me. dalion of that gentleman, and executed by Mr Lunt to the order of Mra Charles. As a poli- tician Mr Lunt, though an advanced Radical, was a man of perfectly independent opinions, and being an extensive reader his opinions were always intelligently expressed, and ac- cepted by his friends as sound. He leaves a widow and a largo family-besides a large circle of attached acquaintances-to mourn his melancholy removal. One of his daughters was married three weeks to the day of his death. EABLY CLOSING.-To the Public.-Will you kindly aid in the above movement by shopping before 7 p.m. GROCERS' ASSISTANTS.—n22 APPOINTMENT.—We understand that Mr R. Simcox, Water-street, has been appointed by MessrsWoodger and Sons, of Great Yarmouth, sole agent for their celebrated (prize medal) cured herrings. Direct from Yarmouth thrice weekly.—Advt. o25 ASSAULT ON THE POLICE,-On Wednesday, before Dr Butterton and W. Pryce Jones, Esq., Robert Blackwell, Vale Road, was charged by P.O. Taafe with assaulting him whilst in the execution of his duty. It appears that prison- er on the previous evening was drunk and creating a disturbance near the New Inn, in High Street. Complainant went up to him and ordered him Jhome. Prisoner went as far as the Britannia Inn, but turned back again. Taafe then threatened to lock him up, and Blackwell defied him to do it, and used abus- ive language. He was then raken in charge, and v.hilst being conveyed t j the lock-up he struck and kicked the officer, who was also, assaulted by some of the crowd that followed. Assistance being rendered by two civilians,the prisoner was secured.—When charged before the Bench, Blackwell pleaded gailty, and was sent to prison for one month's hard labour. Y.M.C.A. DEBATING CLASS.-The first meet- ing of the parliamentary debating class in connection with the above association, was held on Thursday night. Of course, a prelim- inary meeting had boon held < previously to appoint officer:, &c. At half past seven a committee of the whole" house" met, and at 7.45 the Speaker (Mr Abher), took the chair. Mr W. Jones, Aquaiiutn Street, moved the address to the Crown in a very able speech, and Mr J. W. Powell briefly seconded. The hon. member for Brighton (Mr F. J Sarsons),moved an amendment to the address, to the effect that the Lords were perfectly justified in refnssing to pass the Franchise Bill unaccompanied as it was by a measure fo" the redistribution of seats. Mr E. H. Williams seconded the amendment, and the debate turned on the question it gave rise to. Mr J. W.Keut, Mr J. Frimston, Mr Joseph Williams, Mr Millward, spoke in favour of the Govern- ment, while Mr D. J. Davies, Mr J. W. Rowland, Mr Lewis Jones, &c., supported the Opposition. The debate was not concluded and Mr J. D. Ainsworth moved the adjourn- ment of the house. A large number of strangers were present, and appeared to be deeply interested in the debate. CONCERT —Capt. Wynne Jones presided over a concert in aid of education in the town on Tuesday evening, at the Town Hall, and the following wellknown friends of education in the town were present on the platform Revs J. Williams, J. J. Williams, D. Burford Hooke, E. Lloyd, and Mr P. Mostyn Williams. We regret that the funds of the British School committee are unsatisfactory, and trust the collectors will be encouraged in their work by examples such as shown by a generous donor, whohanled in a five pr)und note when he was given to understand how the financial affairs stood. Mr Daniel Evans is indefatigable in his exertions on behalf cf this establishment, and ho was mainly the originator of the concert. The attendance was not so good as it might have been, but three concerts in the course of seven days I cannot all be expected to turn out successes. Subjoined is a copy of the printed pro- gramme:- Fantasia, Rose D Amour," fthvl Brass Band address, Chairman glee, "Boddloudeb," Rhuddlan Glee Party, song, Dublin Bay," Mr D. Proffit song, The blue Danube," Mrs Payne song, Ie The little hero," Mr O. Edwards song, Bedd Llewelyn," Eos Cernyw song, The midship- mite," Mr I>. NI Reid song", "i our Jolly Smiths," Mr II. Mudd glee, Ring the bells, watchman (encored), Rhuddlan Party grand chorus, Hallelujah," Rhyl Brass Band song, -Gogon- iant i Gymru," Mr J. Morris; song, "I want to go home to mamma (encored), Mr H. Mudd song, "True till death," Mr D. M. Reid soijg. The mother and her baby," Eos Cerynyw song, Old messmates," Mr O. Edwards song, Going to Market," Mrs Payne song, Phcebe dearest," Mr D. Proflit; anthem, Tis night on the silent mountain," Rhuddlan Glee Party; finale, "God save the Queen." SOCIAL TEA MEETING.—On Wednesday eve ning at the largo vestry-room in connection with Brunswick Chapel, a very pleasant gathering of Sunday School teachers, mission ary collectors, &c., took place. After tea, the evening was spent in discussing matters con. nectod with the Sunday School, and other fields of christian labour. There was a good attendance and the gathering proved a pleasant and a profitable one. INSANITY.—The poor woman' who during the pass few weeks, on account of her ex traordinary conduct, has been the subject of much talk in this district, was on Sun- day afternoon last observed wandering about the fields in the neighbourhood of Vale Road. Her brother, who lives in Vale Road, and a few others, went in pursuit, and after a sharp chase and a great deal of coaxing, ultimately succeeded in securing her. How the poor woman has existed curing the past two months, nobody knows but she is known to have been wandering aimlessly about the fields in the neighbourhood of Rhuddlan, Prest&tyn, Meliden, and Gronant; and her ragged, haggard appearance exc.i^d the pity of all who saw her. Want of food evidently drove her to the neighbourhood of dwelling houses. She is a young widow, with one child, a boy, concerning whom she obstinately refuses to give any account. Two or three gentlemen in Vale Road interested themselves on her behalf, and on Monday she was taken to the workhouse at St. Asaph, by order of the Rhyl Guardians. She had to be dragged into the conveyance by force,and it was as much as two strong men could do to keep her from jumping out again. Very likely something will be heard of the case at the next Board of Guardians. CLWYD STREET LITERARY SOCIETY.—At the weekly meeting of the above, on Monday last, a discussion took place on Ought bazaars to be held for the pu-pjse of clearing chapel debts?" &c. Mr T. Hughes, 56, IIi<^h.street, j took the rffirrnative, and Mr T. J. Evans, North and South Wales Bank, the negative, and after a long di«cu«sion, in which Mr Edward Roberts, Mr William Jones, grocer Mr J. Peter Evans, Mr J. Parry Joues, Mr R. 0, Jones, Mr Isaac Jones, Mr R. Price, and Ht1;h Edwards, took part, it was put to tha mee: inll, when 6 voted for and 34 against. THE NEW CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—At a meeting of the Building Committee, held on Friday last, it was reported that upwards of had been subsct ibed towards the new church and lecture hall, of which more than jMOO have been paid into the account at the Noi th and South Wales Bank. Since the above was in type we have been iuformed that at a meeting held on Tuesday of the Congregational chapel Building Society in London, it was agreed to hand the sum of 2300 without interest for the new church at Rhyl. REV. JOSEPH CC)OPER.-Recently we reported in our columns the excellent temperance lec- ture düliver:11 in Rhyl by tho Rev. J. J Cooper, of Cor wen. Since then Mr, Cooper has accepted a call lo the pastorate of an im- portant church at Noithampton, so that he will be leaving this district almost immediate- ly. Before going he hm kindly consented to deliver a second lecture on Tuesday next, in the Town Hall, tho Rev. T. Prichard, presid- ing. YOUNG MEN AND THEIU GAMES.—On Sunday evening last a sermon t,) Young Men was preached in the Town Hall, Rhyl, to a large audience by the Rev. I), B. Hooke from the words The glory of young men is their strength," in which a marked reference wat made to some matters of local interest. As it is not at all unlikely that the sermon may, at the requoBt of a number of young men, be re-delivered, we postpone any further notice of it, beyond saying that the preacher strongly protested against religion having only to do with Sabboth work and worship, rather with everything. With the cricketfield and the Parliamentary Debating ClaBs, ai much as with the Prayer Meeting and the Sunday School. If the Christian Church loses its hold on the young men of to-day, it would be because it is dis-asaociating the secular from the spiritual. Lads will be men, and they must not deal with them as with petticoated children. The Church must enter into everything, which enters them feeling that whatever is of interest to them, is of interest to it. The first of series of meeting was held last Thursday night in the Queen street Chapel, under the presidency of Mr Arthur Rowlands. Addresses were delivered by Messrs Joseph Roberts, Abbey street, the Chairman, J. Griffiths, Bedford street, H. Edwards, Elwy street, and John M. Edwards, Bedford street, songs by Misses Jones and Griffiths, several pieces by the choir, and a dialogue by Messrs Jones and Whitley constituted the programme, and a very pleasant evening was spent.
EDUCATIONAL EXAMINATION. The result of the Queen's Scholarship examina. tion, qualifying candidates for admission into training colleges or for the office of teacher, has just been made known by the Educational Department: 2,197 males presented themselves for examination in England, Wales, and Scotland, of whom 393 were placed in the first class, 829 in the second, and 217 in the third, while 758 failed. Of the 3,515 female candidates examined, 714 were placed in the first class, 1,372 in the second, and 318 in the third, while the failures amounted to 1,111. These results shew that about one-third of both male and female can- didates failed to pass the Government examination.
I ROMANTIC ELOPEMENT.
ROMANTIC ELOPEMENT. An elopement of a romantic character has occurred At Tibberton, a village about six miles from NVorces- ter. In the early part of last week a young lady, 27 years of age, and. who is possessed of considerable means in her own right, left' the residence of her aunt, with whom she had been living, and who carries on a large farm, saying she was going to see some relatives at Birtsmorton, an adjacent village. A day or two later it was found that all her clothes had been removed from her aunt's house. This gave rise to suspicions, which were strengthened by the discovery that on the same day a youth of 18 years of age working as a bricklayer, had also disappeared from the neighbourhood. Inquiries shewed that the lady had drawn £ 60 or k70 from her banking account, and had taken a ticket for Liverpool, the youth having also proceeded to the neighbouring town of Birkenhead. Three of the lady's near relatives proceeded to Liverpool, and every search'was made for the runaways,but without success. Now, however, some other relatives received a letter, saying that the couple met by arrangement in Liverpool, and had been married there.
THE SKYE CROFTERS.
THE SKYE CROFTERS. A force of 259 marines and marine artillery, accompanied by 20 constables, left Uig on Tuesday for Staffin, on the north-east corner of Skye, one of the most disaffected districts in the island. The party were marched 10 miles across a bleak country, scarcely a soul being met by the way. The march occupied about three hours. When they were half-way towards their destination a halt was called, and the men were served with din- ner, after which scouts were sent out upon the heights commanding the plateau on which Staffin is situated. The expedition reached Staftin at 1.30, and 50 marines were told off to garrison Staffin Lodge, where provisions were landed from the gunboat Forester for the next two days. This vessel, along with the gunboat Banterer and the steamer Lochiel, lay off a few hundred yards, and towards night the greater portion of themen who had marched over from Uig were embarked and conveyed back to the troopship Assistance, which remained at anchor in Uig Bay during the day. These proceed- ings (a correspondent says) were intended as an impos- ing military spectacle to overawe the natives. Few, however, of these were stirring, and those that were abroad seemed to be amused rather than intimidated by the display.
FATAL STABBING BY A YOUTH.
FATAL STABBING BY A YOUTH. On Wednesday at the Central Criminal Court Charles Harris, 18, labourer, was indicted for the wilful murder of Arthur Arnold. Arnold and a man named Nagh were coming along Old Kent-road between J and o clock in the morning when a dis- pute took place between Nash and the prisoner, who had been to a "friendly lead," Harris struck Nash, and Arnold interfered as being nearer the pri. soner's size. Nash found that he had been stabbed, and almost immediately Arnold also received a serious stab, which bled profusely. Harris ran away, but was caught, and in his possession was found a large carving knife, which had been impro- perly taken away from his employer's premises. At the time the prisoner stabbed the deceased he used a bad expression, and some time after he was in cus- tody, when angry, he said he would serve the constable the same if he had the tools. Arnold subsequently died in the hospital. Having regard to all the facts, Mr. Poland said that he did not think it was a case in which he should ask the jury to find a verdict of wilful murder, but he should ask them to convict the prisoner of man- slaughter. Counsel for the prisoner said he should not attempt to resist a verdict of manslaughter, and submitted that the charge of wilful murder could not be supported.—The jury found the prisoner guilty of manslaughter, and he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude.
E VERY-DAY LIFE AT DONGOLA.
E VERY-DAY LIFE AT DONGOLA. Writing from Dongola, or El Ordeh, the special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph complains that it in one of the dullest and most insufferable spots on earth. Bashi Bazouks in melodramatic "get-ups," car- rying armouries in their waist-scarfs of curiously- fashioned pistols, cut-throat knives, and other murderous accesories, with swarthy natives, scantily clothed in cotton wrappers of the colour and texture of hemp having, swarm along the mud walls in flat- tery termed houses and streets. The contrast pre- sented to Eiu-opeau life and manners,and the interest at lirst it wakened thereby, is soon succeeded by a feel- ing of i mini akin to that experienced by a playgoer who, perforce, night after night,sits out a spectacular ¡ piece in expectancy of witnessing a crash in the thrilling set-scene. Yes, candidly, that is how most Englishmen who have been in El Ordeh a week re- gard the situation. The perpetual toot-tooting of three or four bars by the Mudir's band; the unintelligible ceaseless chatter of the natives the heat, the dirt, and general discomfort are voted a fearful bore. only endured because we know that sooner or later exoit- ing events must happen, and we shall be free to roam no more in Dongola. Sleep, even, is denied us, on account of the hordes of stinging sand flies and other insect pests, microscopic and otherwise. In one of my daily visits to the officers' mess-tent of the mounted j infantry, I witnessed a circle of amateur entoinolo- gists who had placed under glass tumblers tive specimens of huge spiders, ants, caterpillars, and other insects, about which tlioy were 1 speculating- as to what would happen next. I don't mean that there was any attempt at enforcing a happy family' arrangement among these humble creatures. Tt was solely a desire to see how they deported themselves under changed conditions." The correspondent g)es on to say that in all Dongola there not, when he wrote, probably one dozen of tumblers, as English- men ordinarily know that indispensable vessel. How they managed, therefore, to get tumblers was in this way "Empty glass bottles are taken, a piece of stout cord is wound once round, about tho middle, then the c< id is pulled backward and forward till the glass is LeaUd by friction, when it is suddenly dipped in cold water. This last operation causes the glass to break in a straight fracture, and furnishes a very ser- viceable tumbler for camp or picnic. We make glass- lamp candlesticks in a similar way; only we cut off the thick end of she bottle, slip the candle inside into the neck, setting the lamp up by inverting the bottle and sticking the neck into a hole bored in tho table. Condensed milk-tins, meat-tins and other odds and ends. thoughtlessly discarded at home, are saved to make cups, mugs, 5dates, &c. Alas i there is little use now for temblors or cups except to hold water, coffee, tea, fuel occasionally milk. The last drop of wine or string drink of anykind known to Europeans was! consumed over a week ago. The only beverage of an intoxicating nature left in Dongola I., a most villainous native compound distilled from dates, as dangerous and inflammable as benzine, It has be. u snielieJ, and, I believed, even tasted but I have nor, yet heard of any Christian who has had the hardihood to drink it, There is also the native beer, or merissa, as abominable as stale porter, and as unintoxicatiug, to a Hriton at any tate, as ginger- pop. The Arabs can, it is said, get seriously drunk on merissa; but I much question the fact, and 'i-iicss ic is that they cheer one another into in- toxication as howling dervishes exo; «»v«meives, ObLail Dcz Wis
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.
ST. ASAPH DEBATING SOCIETY.I…
ST. ASAPH DEBATING SOCIETY. On Wednesday, November 12th, J. Jones, Esq., Riverdale, read to this society, his long promised paper entitled" An hour on the Continent," The President introduced Mr Jones, and made a few remarks as to thj increased facilities for travelling now-a-days, which contrasted so favourably with the quiet steady going methods of his young days. Mr Jones asked the hearers to go with him on his jot,, ney, and to endeavour to see with their own eyes the sights which he was going to describe to them. First, then, as all his bearers In ed at St Asaph, it would be necessary to rise early, in order to catch the first train, before 7 in the morn- ing. From the starting place he proceeded to Chester, Leeds, Hull, and from the last named town he embarked iti a most, comfortable steamship called The Holo" for Norway. After a pleasant voyage of two days, during which time he hoped his companions, when they went, would suffer as little inconvenience from the motion of the ship as he (lid,-fcr the' tariff was 8s per day. They arrived at a port on Sunday miming, and as the Norwegians are a Sabba h lowng people, the passengers were only allowed an hour on shore. When all had returned to the ship, a beautiful service was held, in which all joined in a most hearty manner. Then they proceeded to the port where they intonded to laud. Mr Jones went on to say that lie found the Norwegians a peace-loving and law abiding nation. They had rather a curious way of dealing with drunkards. On the first offence, the delinquent was placed in prison for the night, his breakfast on the followiug morning was provided for him. If the offence was repeated, he was detained for longer periods, and his bill was sent in, and had to be paid by his friends, ere he was set at liberty. The houses were mostly built of wood, and there ware a great many churches, some verv ancient'. Tbeir religion is Lutheran. Their mode of travelling is curious. There are small carts which hold one person, Ins portmanteau and a boy, who acts as guide. I a front of the cart is a footboard on which the driver's feet have b be fb-mly planted, for the ponies are capital ones, and keep up a good pace. Several parts which Mr Jones had passed through, forcibly reminded him of beautiful Wales, though on the while, Norway is much grander, and on a larger scale than this little country. He had seen several of the 1 irjfe water- falls, and had been deeply impressed by the grandeur of the rushing waters, which recalled to his mind Keble's beautiful words, relative to the, sublimity of the works of Almighty God. From, Norway he went on to Sweden, in which countrv he found the same national characteristics as he had already noticed. One thing he would like to mention was that the Norwegian mile was seven times as long as the English. He would sum up by saying lie had found the people intelligent, peaceful, prosperous, contented and courteous. The Ven. Archdeacon Ffoulkes, said he had been very much edified by Mr Jones' paper. He specially noticed what had been said about courtesy. He though habits of politeness ought to be more Hivated among us. On the Continent the L bsli were regarded as the rudest people. When in Italy last spring, the Ven. Arohdeacon, in company with his Italian physician had occasion to enter a shop. The doctor doffed his hat to the shop-keeper, who in his turn bowed, and asked what he required. On leaving the shop, the same interchange took place. In England such a thing never occurs, and he thought that if it did, we should be the better for it. Mr Alun Lloyd agreed with the Archdeacon on some points, but he placed sincerity before polite- ness. He thought that raising of the hat was only necessary when meeting personal friends. At the same time, were—what he might style -wholesale politeness to become the custom, he would venture to suggest that the higher orders should take the initiative. He had often noticed that when a person of inferior social position raised his hat to a superior, that superior merely raised his hand to his face, in an almost derisive manner. Such a reception of a courteous action was not likely to act as an encouragement of these habits which had been so much admired and lauded The meeting broke up with the usual votes of thanks to Mr Jones, and Rev. B. Hughes.
Whilst freely giving expression to the opinions of our cor- respondents on all subjects of public interest, we wish dis- tinctly to state that we do not necessarily endorse any of them and are therefore in no way responsible for any statement made, "THE FOOTBALL MANIA. A Man in Earnest" has again written on the above subject, but it would be unfair to the other side, under the pre- sent aspect of the discussion, to publish the letter otherwise than under a proper name. VINCENT.-Our correspondent cannot surely be in possession of all the facts, or he would not com- plain of any delay in the launching of the life- boat last Tuesday.
IMMORALITY IN RHYL.
IMMORALITY IN RHYL. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVEBTISER. Srn,-A short time ago I saw in your paper a letter calling attention to the nuisance caused by a lot of loungers who were almost invariably stand- ing in groups on the corners of our sheets. Since that letter appeared the nuisance has visibly dimin- ished much to the gratification of all respectable people since, as a rule, the language made use of by those groups was not always of the choicest kind. Allow me a short space in your columns to call attention to a still more odious nuisance which is getting prevalent in our streets and on the prom- enade, and which I trust the police will do their best, and with firmness, to at once stamp out. I allude to the gross solicitations of women as defic- ient in virtue as they are wanting in modesty. Every sane person is doubtlessly prepared to admit that drunkeness is an evil which ought to be dim- inished, and calls for our efforts in that direction but we have in our town a vice more destructive in its effects upon the rising generation, which should be vigourously dealt with. For a man who has been close at business and indoors the whole day, a stroll on the promenade on a fine night is pleasant, and indeed beneficial, where he can, if he feels so inclined, sit on one of the benches and enjoy a smoke. But he does so now at the risk of being pounced upon by women, who are so far steeped in sin and immorality as to "solicit" and make improper overtures. Yes, even to young lads. Such a state of things is most deplorable in our sea- port and garrison towns. But it is enough to make one shudder to find that such a thing exists in a town like Rhyl. Yet unfortunately it does exist and the good name of our town demands the earn- ent attention of the police to stamp out the infamy. Not only on the streetY and promenade have these women become a pest, but their hauuts are sources of intolerable nuisance in the neighbourhood in which they exist. I hear it is the ilitentioii of the inhabitants of a certain district to lay the matter before the Chief Constable. I believe as a body of men our police are ever ready to lend an eat. to any complaint, and I feel sure the abomination com- plained of in these lines will get their attention. -Yours &c., SIGMA.
FOOTBALL NOTES. CUP TIE.—RHYL r. BANGOR. These clubs met at Colwyn Bay on Saturday last in their third attempt to settle their tie in the first round for the Wales and Border Counties challenge cup. A large number of spectators accompanied the teams from Rhyl and Bangor, and the weather was most favourable. Bangor mustered their original cup team, minus J. F. Roberts, but Rhyl were short of two of their best men—T. Vaughan and J. Vaughan. Bangor won the toss, and at 3 o'clock Stanley kicked off for Rhyl. The left wing getting possession rushed it up the field, but Wilman spoiled their fun, and by a splendidly judged kiok gave the Bangor forwards an opportunity, and they essayed an attack on the Rhyl goal, having by very dodgy play by Patterson and W. Lewis managed to evade the half-backs. R. C. Thompson, however, coming with a rush, sent the ball flying over the Bangor half-backs. Hughes and Lowe now showed some very neat play, and managed Wilman, but the shot for goal went wide. Rhyl again had a turn at the Bangor goal, but Wilman saved well, and Ban- gor, by splendid passing, removed hostilities to the Rhyl quarters, but their attack was weak, the ball going behind. The kick from goal gave W. and W. H. Roberts a chance, but the Bangor half-backs were too quick for them, and David Jones getting possession passed to W. Lewis and Pattison, who with short passing got the ball in front of the Rhyl goal the defence, however, would not allow of more than a corner. The excitement was great when the ball was well landed in the mouth of goal, but R. C. Thompson cleared in magnificent style, and the leather was run up by the Rhyl left wing, but Wilman was again in the way, and sent the ball back half way up the field, when a sharp attack by Bangor ended in Wright saving a very danger- ous shot, for which he wa- deservedly cheered. Rhyl now got possession, W..11. Thompson rushing the ball through the Bangor forwards, and passing it to W. Roberts, who sent it across to the left, and a good shot by R. Hughes was capitally saved by the Bangor custodian. A scrimmage ensued in front of goal, but the attack was frustrated by the Bau- gorians kicking behind, and giving Rhyl a corner. Bangor were too much for the Rhyl forwards and got the ball away. The crame now became verv even, the backs on both sides being impassable, Morgan being very conspicuous for Rhyl, and his fine tackling being cheered by the spectators. J. F. Williams and Wilman were plaving grandly for the other side. Bangor began to press their opponents' backs, and in spite of R. C. Thompson's huge kick- ing, and the extreme activity of W. H. Thompson the Bangorians by smart passing gave their centre a fine chance, but for once he made a bad shot, and sent the ball flying over the bar. Rhyl now had a turn at the Bangor goal, W. II. Roberts passing to W. uoberts and the latter shot well in the mouth of goal, but the forwards expected too much from the shot, and did not follow it up by a rush on the goal. The iiangonau custodian plainly shyved his abil- ltyto keep out any amount of long shots-Hughes giving him thom in quick succession from the left wmg Bro.vn was now very busy for Rhyl, and kicked with very good judgment. Stanley getting possession he quickly gave W. Roberts a chance from the right, and the opportunity was made go, )d use of, the latter player landing it well in front of goal, and W. H. Roberts, Lowo, and Hughes rushing up, a fierce attack ensued, and one of the Bangorians^ handled, giving Rhyl a free kick in front of their goal. The attack was very hot, and looked liked being successful, when Stanley kicked over the bar. This brought half-time without either side having scored, and the play on both sides having been remarkably good-the back play on both sides especially so. On re-commencing Brown got possession, and sent the ball well down the field, when the Rhyl forwards essayed an attack, but with- out result, the sphere going behind. Rhyl having now the ground in their favo; ? >egan tojpress Ban- gor, Hughes and Lowe passing 0randly, and playing capitally together, and giving tho Bangor backs more tiuin enough to do. Baugor's left wing ulti- mately getting possession, succeeded in passing the Rhyl backs, and appeared dangerous, but R. C. Thomson aud Brown, aided by W. H. Thompson, succeeded in getting between them, And spoiling their almost faultless passing, but only at the ex- pense of a corner. The corner proved fruitless. H.C. clearing grandly, and feeding the left who, with great dash and an occasional pass, defiod the opposing backs, and the whole of the Rhyl forwards following up, Lowe centred from the left corner, Stanley received, and passed to W. Roberts, and a combined attack following, the ball was rushed through, W. Roberts giving it tho final touch. Great excitement followed, and the cheering was intense and prolonged. The Bangor custodian did everything that could have been done to save, and though defeated he was by no means disgraced. Bangor now showed signs of fatigue, and Rhyl were not much better, or were contented with their goal, for the continued exhortations of the Rhyl captain to his men to "wake up" could not for sometime get more from them than to keep the ball well in the middle of the field. Bangor, however, for a time disr lilyed renewed energy, and succeeded in getting the ball behind twice. This had a good effect all the Rhylitos, and W. Roberts shewed some good play on the right, but he was a marked man," three of the Bangorians continually watched him, J. F. Williams, the indefatigable half back, shewing a determined likeing for his company. W. H. Roberts kept close to Stanley, and the two receiving the ball, the former had a splendid chance within a few feet of the goal, and only the goal keeper to contend with, but his kick was too hurri- edly delivered, and the ball cleared the bar by a couple of feet. The play again got pretty even, and sometimes rather tame, until the Rhyl backs passed to Stanley, and he and W. H. Roberts ran the ball down, and passing to W. Roberts, the latter sent in a magnificent shot amidst shouts of "off-sides," and a Bangor back saved with his hands, but the off-side claim was sustained. Soon after time was called, and followed by much cheering, Rhyl having won by one goal to nothing, after a most stubbornly fought game. R. C. Thompson and Morgan did excellent service for the Rhyl back division, as also Wilman and J. F. Williams for that of Bangor. R. C. Thompson and Wilman shewed grand form throughout, and made it very hard work for the forwards on either side, and doubtless were the means of saving the goal-keepers any very great anxiety. Hughes and Lowe were decidedly the pick of the Rhyl forwards, and their play was ca- pital throughout, Hughes showing good pace and no end of pluck, and playing, especially during the last half, very unselfishly. W. H. Roberts showed tolmore advantage in the centre than on the wing, Stanley is decidedly the best on the wing. W. H. Thompson and Brown also did excellent service, but the former, though working hard from beginning to end, in an unselfish manner, chiefly covered hia brother's play behind him, and this, no doubt, con. duced to the remarkable display made by his brother (R. C.) W. Lewis, Pattison, and David Jones pla red capitally throughout for the Bangor forwards, x-ie following were the Rhyl team Rhyl: Goal, 0. Wright; backs, R. C. Thompson and Watkin Brown; half-backs, W. H. Thompson, Twiston Morgan (captain), and Edwin Thompson; right wing,W. H. Roberts and W. Roberts centre, H. E. Stanley left wing, R. Hughes and J. Lowe. Umpire, Mr M. Samuels referee, Mr Askew. The Rhyl Grosvenors and Stars of the Sea, Holy- well, played a friendly match on the ground of the former on Saturday, which resulted in a victory for the former by four to nil. Ruthin also journeyed to Rhyl, and played a friendly match with the Rhyl Gardens Club, and after a hotly contested game were defeated by three to two. Next Saturday Rhyl play Llandudno at Rhyl in the first round for tho Northern Welsh Cup. IN TOUCR. EPWOETH COLLEGE V. EBURY COLLEGE. This match was played on the ground of the latter on the 12th inst., and resulted in a win for the visitors by 4 goals to none. For the visitors Lewis in goal played very well, and Brentnall at full back played a safe game. Of the rest G-eo. Wilson, Pearson, Brewer and Johnson were most noticeable. For the losers, the goal keeper and White side play- ed best, Collingwood and Davies also played well. Epworth College team —Lewis, goal; Brentnall and Marsden, backs Pearson, G. Tombleson, and W. Brotherton, half backs; Johnson, Wolfenden, G. Wilson, Brewer, JohnjPrichard, forwards. EL'WOETH COLLEGE V. COLWYN BAY. This match was played on the Rhyl town ground, kindly lent^for the occasion by the town club, on the 15th inst., and resulted in a win for the college by 4 goals to The college won the toss, and selected to defend the entrance goal against a slight wind. After 20 minutes even play, Mr. Taylor by a good run scored the first goal for the college which was quickly followed by 2 goals to the Colwynites, but just at half time, Mr. Foster equalized matters after a good dribble over half tht field. Soon after half time Mr. Foster kicked two more goals for the college. The Colwynites now tried hard to make a draw, but only succeeded in obtaining oue goal, as the Epworth backs, n ;ably Preston and Hartley,defended their lines splendidly. For the visitors Roberts, Porter, Allen, and Davie, in goal, played best. For the College, Messrs. Foster, Preston, Taylor and Hartley played best. Epivorth College Team ;-L-,wis, goal; Preston and Brentnall, backs Pearson, Hartley, and G. i Wilson, half backs Johnson, Taylor, Foster Brewer, and Prichard, forwards.
THE RHUDDLAN MARSH EMBANKMENT…
THE RHUDDLAN MARSH EMBANK- MENT TRUST. THE MYSTERIOUS RATE" TO BE REFUNDED. It is in no spirit of egotism we take credit to ourselves for staying the collection of the mysterious rate" the above trust attempted to levy on the inhabitants of our town about two years ago. We felt that it was unjust to tax the residents of Rhyl for the draining of agricultural land situated out of the district of Rhyl, and owned and tenanted mostly by the trustees who attempted the levy. Con- scientiously we took the matter up, and we advised those upon whom notices had been served not to pay until the rate was proved to be a just tax. Unfortunately several did pay, immediately on receipt of the demand notes, and before our caution had gone forth. That we were right is folly proved bv the fact that the trustees have resolved to re "nnd the whole of the money collected and t-ise who so readily parted with their money then, will be glad to read the following which we publish with great pleasure at the request of Mr. James Davies, Gwynfa VilIA:- Rhuddlan Marsh Embankmtnt Rati. Ladies and Gentlemen,—I am authorised to re- fund the said rate to the several parties who paid me. As the assessment is not in my possession, with the names of the said parties, I shall be most happy to return the money on receiving back the receipts given by me.—I am, yours respectfully, Gwynfa Villa, Rhyl. JAMES DAVIES.
DEATHS. WILLIAMS-On the llth inst., at 6.5, Aubrey street. Liverpool, John Williams, clerk at the Rhyl Post Office, aged 24 vears.-His remains were interred on the 1.5th instant, at the St. Mary's Churchyard, Llaurwst. HUGHES. —On the loth iust., suddenly at her resi- dence Penybout, Rhuddlan; agsd 73, Jane Hughes, widow of the late Robert Hughes, Builder, Queen street, Rhyl. — «
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