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FLINT. CONCHBT.—A successful concert was held ia the National Schools on Monday evening, the proceeds of which were in aid of the church choir excursion fund. SHOCKING DEATH.—A boy named William Owens, son of Joseph Owens, cf P(ntre. while walking across a vitriol chamber at the F int Chymical Work, with a bucket of water in his hand, fell between the jnisr. The force of the fall caused the head of the vitriol chamber to give way, and the poor lad fell into the vitriol, meet- ing with instant death. Means were at once adopted to recover tho body, which was drawn oat withhook. not a vestige of clothing remaining upon it. An inquest was held upon the body of the deceased at the Menai Bridge Ian, Pentre, on Saturday, before Mr P. Parry, coroner, when a verdict of Accidental death was re- turned. THE MECHANICS' INSTITCTB FESTIVAL.—The annual festival in aid of the Flint Mechanics' Institute came off on Wednesday last by the kind permission cf tho Mayor (Richard Muspratt, Esq.,) at Cornist Hall, and a more delightful spot could not have been chosen. In the afternoon tea was served out to the numerous visitors, and after the refreshing cup had been partaken of the majority of the visitors strolled about the grounds, and inspected the numerous buildings which are being erected on the estate. The band of the 5'h Flintshire Rifle Volunteers (under bandmaster Foulkes) was present, and a large company assembled on the Badminton lawn in front of the hail, and enteriag into the spirit of the dance with vigour. Considerable praise is due is due to Mr C. E. Dyson, the hou secretary, for arrangements made. ToW1( COUNCIL.—A quarterly meeting of the Flint Tcwn Council was held on Friday, in the Town-hull, Flint, under the presidency of the Mayor (Alderman Muspratt), and with a full attendance of aldermen and councillors. The surveyor submitted the estimates of the expenditure during the current year, amounting to £825, and a general district rate of la 61 in the ponnd. which will realise £833, was, on the proposition of Mr J W. M. Evans, ordered to be made. Alderman Huntley proposed that a vote of condolence be sent from the council to the widow and relatives of the late Mr P. Ellis Eytan, M.P. for the Flint Boroughs, who for 20 years was Town-clerk of the borough of Flint. The alderman spoke in very high terms of the deceased gentleman, who, he said, was a sound and astute lawyer, a fearless advocate, and a man of most genial temper- ament, who was alwavs ready to do his utmost to promote the welfare of the inhabitants of the borough of Flint. The vote was seconded by Mr John Davies, and unanimously approved. The council resolved to spend £300 on drainage works, and the meeting shortly after- wards broke up.






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