illtss Horns, of Hulijm. Ruthin readers will regret to learn of the death of 1-1 Miss Louis, sister of the late Mr Marcus Louis, the well-known solicitor, who had practised in Ruthin.
Cricket. Rydal Mount School (1st Eleven), v. University College of North Wales. Played at Bangor on the 5th inst., and resulted in a victory for the home side by eight runs. Scores Rydal Mount.—Mr G. Osborn, run out, 6; Mr Rush, e Davies b Fagan, 8; Mr Roe, c and b Fa,gan, o; A. Berry, run out, 5; J. H. Dodds, b Roberts, 16; R. S. Hooper, b Roberts, I I; R. G. Gibbs, lbw, b Hopkin, o; J. S. C. Johnston, b Hopkin, i R. G. Proctor, c Binns, b Hopkins, o; G. Firth, run out, 4; F. Ibbotson, not out, 5; extras,-g total, 65. University College.—T. Fagan, run out, 1; Fletcher, c Mr Rush b Mr Osborn, 10; D. Jones, c Mr Osborn b Mr Rush, 4; P. L. Hopkin, c Mr Rush b Mr Osborn, 3; R. H. Binns, run out, 20; Twort, c Mr Osborn b Johnston, 23; E. O. Williams, run out, i W. Roberts, c Proctor b Johnson, 4; El. O. Williams, run out, o; A. Jones, hit wkt. b Mr Rush, o; G. T. Davies, not out, 7 extras, o; total, 73. Rydal Mount School (3rd xi), v] Dinglewood School. Played at Rydal Mount on .the 5th inst. Scores: Rydal Mount.—W. R. Harley, run out, 15 R. Shutt, c Dicken b Fairelough, 4; B. Adshead, b Tonkin, i E. P. Underwood, b Jones, 26; A. H. Thomas, b Fairelough, o; W. A. Forster, c Fairelough b Jones, 3; W. H. Savage, b Fairelough, 1 W. H. Gregg, c Dicken b Tonkin, 9; N. Tattersall, b Tonkin, 2; J. E. Willis, c and b Jones, 2 H. Pickup, not out, i extras, 5 total, 69. Dinglewood.—J. O. Holroyd, b Forster, o; H. Tonkin, b Pickup, 3; H. Fairelough, b Forster, i; H. G. Jones, b Harley, 15; A. H. Morgan, b Forster, 6; R. Dacosta, ib forster, o; T. Holroyd, not out, 3; B. Dicken, b Harley, 3; W. Minchin, b Harley, o; B. Holroyd, b Harley, o; A. Miranda, not out, o; extras, 4; total (for nine wickets), 35. Rhos College v Arnold House. Played at Rhos on May 28th, 1902, result- ing in a draw. Scores:- Arnold House.—Rev. Sutherly, b Jones, 71 A. Whale, (c Russell, b Mr Car/tier, 5 Mr McMurtie, not out, 56; Hornidge, b Jones, o; Mr Sutcliffe, c Russell b Mr Carter, 7; Scholfield, not out, 8; Montgomery, Hughes, Herring, Ecroyd, and Cotton did not bat; extras, 9; total (for four wickets), 156. Rhos College.-E. Wilkinson, b Mr Sutcliffe, 4; W. Shaw, b Mr .Sutherby, o; Mr A. B. Carter, b Mr Sutherby, 5; Mr H. M. Fowler, c Mr Sutcliffe b Mr Sutherby, 16; E. Jones, b Mr Sutcliffe, 5; C. Co,gan, st. Montgomery b Mr Sutherby, 3; A. L. Fulford, c Mr McMurtie b Mr Sutherby, o; M. Russell, c and b Mr Sutherby, o; Laubenberg, not out, i J. Wilkin- son, not out, i C. Nichols, did not bat; ex- tras, 8; total (eight wickets), 43. Rhos College v Rydal Mount. Played on the 7th inst., and resulting in a draw. Scores:— Rydal -Iount.-W. R. Harley, b Carter, 2; J. B. Brown, b Carter, o; F. Ibbatson, run out, 3; A. L. Henwood, b Carter, o; E. Johnstone, c Cogan, b Carter, 5 G. Firth, b Carter, i W. A. Forester, b Cogan, 5; E. Underwood, b Cogan, o; R. Strutt, b Carter, 8; M. Lobb, b Carter, 15; A. Brailsford, not out, 11; extras, 2; total, ^52. Rhos College.—W. Shaw, c Brailstone b John- stone, i M. Russell, b Johnstone, 4; Mr Carter, run out, o; Mr Fowler, b Harley, 3; E. Wilkin- son, not out, 6; C. Cogan, b Johnstone, i A. E. Fulford, b Johnstone, 2; C. Nichols, c Harley b Johnstone, 2 E. Jones, b Johnstone, o; J. Wilkinson, not out, o; J. Bosley, did not bat; extras, o; total, 18.
Colwyn Bay. THE Engedi Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, Colwyn Bay, has unanimously decided to invite the Rev. Robert Roberts, minister of the Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Church, Llandudno, to under- take its pastoral charge, in succession to the Rev Dr. N. Cynhafal Jones, who will retire from the pastorate in September next. North Wales Fanciers' Association.-At a meet- ing of the North Wales Fanciers Association it was decided to hold the next annual show at Conway on the 2ist of August next. Mr A., T. Johnson, of Glan Conway, was appointed secretary.
Prestatyn. MR BEX WILLIAMS (Llanllechid), a Congrega- tional student of the Bala Theological College, has received a unanimous invitation to become the pastor of the Welsh Congregational Churches at Prestatyn and Ochryfoel. New Welsh Baptist Cause. On Sunday last, .the Welsh Baptist, held their first service in Prestatyn. In the early part of the year, the Rev M. F. Wynne, Old Colwyn, was appointed by the Association to work up a congregation, and to all appearances the reverend gentleman has done re- markably well. The first service was held in the Board School, the Rev T. Morgan, Mold, and the Pastor officiating. The congregation signified their assent to the covenant in the usual manner, and the charge was delivered by the Rev T. Morgan. On Monday evening, a public meeting was held to recognise the new pastor. Addresses were delivered by the Revs Benjamin Evans, Rhuddlan (who pre- sided); W. R. Roberts, Ffynongroew; T. Morgan, Mold; T. Shankland, Rhyl; and M. F. Wynne. On Tuesday evening, the Rev Charles Davies, ot Cardiff, preached at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, and the Rev E. Williams, Rhos, Ruabon, at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel.
rfWr„ Lost. Jj ST, WELSH ^fiEEP and LAMB, marked LlYsfaut on left ear, J.L. left side.-Apply JOHN LEE, ell. 4485 Pound. •T RJ9 °N SATUBDAY LAST BKOWN COLLIE days win u w^ite feet, if not claimed within seven c/o £ >!• oe sold to defray expenses.—Address P.D., =Cgg^Offices, Colwyn Bay. 4578 vs,- ^_UsJnesses for Sale. i? a g°°d BOOT AND SHOE BUtti- •u. the 111 populous district, the only Boot Shop beware6' Good reasons for disposing.—Apply "DAKP T H" Bay. C5J 15 taken at once, well fitted-up °f CreWe ^.P^NIST SHOP in the main street m ,ngs and stock at valuation, about £ 80. ^IWDSHA3[ STREET, Chester. C28M'|| ished Houses Wanted. JU Q^^WST.— Wanted SMXLL HOUSE OTpar t f-B. p- ar8er (3 or 4 Rooms). Unfurnished.—Address -^iJ-oaeer OfFtces, Colwyn Bay. 4574 Vy ANTED a small COTTAGE with three or four Bay.-A^jes of ^and, within a few miles of Colwyn Q-I-, Pioneer Offices, Colwyn Bay.4498 o ,Apartments to Let. J- i^V^efined quiet APARTMENTS (or Board) n y s Private House.—P.E., c/o Pioneer riOi!'r!.?WynRay- 4582 VJ snJanTl0N—Superior APARTMENTS ~:or Write a r, Party. 10 minutes rail from Euston.— HFjEXHILT' ROAD, HABLESDEN, N.W. 4580 ■^V. hp,),?ENTS to Let in one of the best and °°^ bath Parts of Colwyn Bay. Piano, hot and Pao 00 cooking and every comfort. Terms ■°ay. Address T.P., Pioneer Offices, Colwyn ^niS8"?-C0E:D-—■BRON CELYN. — Apart- 5N1 ve Bedrooms and two Sitting-rooms, 5°lv?vri "R —Address P.H., c/o Pioneer Offices, 4605 f0r 77"—Pleasant Front Rooms, convenient S?H £ I;T 131tors. Terms moderate.—5, CHICHESTER flOBSvrTrr ^L. A i —Furnished Apartments to Let. OFTY, PPLY MABATHON, Conway-road, Colwyn 4542 ROOM (front), to Let, Unfur- "^°deroffi ln Grove Park, Colwyn Bay, Terms >iBav AddressM.G., c/o Pioneer Offices, Col- 4? 38 ^OOL.—APARTMENTS.—Mas. BOOTH, ^th 0r'JjM*U Road. Near Central Station and Sea. board. Piano. 4267 "fV ^p, —To all having Apartments to ymtaeni- Do not lose Pounds by having your !> can >.8 einPty, when for 6d. (or three weeks Is.) 'fio'-0. a word advertisement in twelve ^S.^IONS of the "Pioneer."—PUBLISHING ~vionWav.rf,ajq Coiypyxi Bay. °nUng Auction Sales Advertised in "The Pioneer." *Vi3 5'the grf^^e5tial, Sporting and Agricultural Estate, o^S, Xj0ri Hotel, Bangor, by Messrs Hampton and i Banor.?^111 conjunction with Messrs W. Dew and l4-~g Carnarvon, and Llandudno. "rp'u8 Forage, &c., at the Yeomanry Camp, i,, e £ lbigjj "ark, Denbigh, by Messrs. Clough & Co., 1lne ig p Iai?he residence known as Summerfield," I e*Paol. nster Hotel, Rhyl, by Mr Peter Davies, V&u.ks.r.Sale of Heavy and Light Horses and I Tirwst Horse Repository, by Mr G. P. CelT,18-!w anrwst" })av0Vseb°ld Appointments,&c.,at Vron Haulog, '^He Colwyn ssrs F- Dew and Hooper, Colwyn rf^Pel-l^jp^hold Furniture and Effects, at Rhiawra, V6 dl10 Wandudno, by Mr. T. W. Griffith, bv^M^^old Furniture, &c., at Bodyngharad, the^4'l J' E' Davies, Mold. Mbc Deal Boards, Scantlings, &c., at Jhh 8ys. Clontry* P!™P' Myddleton Park, Denbigh, by an(l 21-LH Denbigh. ^iblin Household Furniture and Effects, &c. 'Ve 2 dno Colwyn Bay, by Mr. T. W. Griffith, Hall8?}0'^ Furniture, Carts, Lurries, &c., at Bav H^T?r,wst, by Messrs H. R. Hughes & Co., C 30-Mod Llanrwst. n^lic Han ^n<1 Antique Household Furniture, at ''iK r. •> CO1tot,« Colwyn Bay, by Messrs H. R. Hughes Tal and Llanrwst. ^lantrs> C0^°fn ,Mart Periodical Sale of Bullocks, ^iddi St. by Messrs. Robert & Rogers Jones, of j Store Cattle, Sheep and Pigs, at ColwvnHi d Colwyn, by Messrs H. R. Hughes and Llanrwst. CRAWF0RD'S CREAM CRACKERS. 3353
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News. story of obtaining money Pretences is reported from A--es on Monday, Evan ^ts> Amh r 6 mans^aughter of his ^al 0^Vc.n' Was sentenced to ten SS6 ^in ude- in gfcap^ Queen were present 011 5fesW^reSsivol01 8.^thedral, at a solemn 11 °* Peac^08 t^ian^s^v^r,§ ^or in ttrv^Ces.^n celebration of Peace ^vorl-ma;iority ^ie respective ^C-^aci\l:lV m North Wales, the Pie. « rs dwelling eloquently upon The assertion is made that the chief choral competition at Bangor next Sep- tember will resolve itself into a competition between Lancashire, Yorkshire, Stafford- shire, and Anglesey. Matters connected with the forthcoming National Eisteddfod have been largely discussed, and especially so in musical circles and it is said that only one Welsh choir will .compete to uphold the honour of Wales against English choirs. At the Bangor Bankruptcy Court, James Clutton, cab proprietor, of Colwyn Bay, applied for his public examination, in the course of which some singular admissions were made. A full report of the proceed- ings will be observed in our columns. North Wales Liberals have held a public meeting, at which a resolution protesting against the corn tax as a reversal of the policy of Free Trade, which had given commercial prosperity to the country, and cheap food to the people, was passed. The death is announced of Commander Clapp, R.N., who had just resigned his appointment as harbour master of Holyhead, and also of Mr Owen Williams, of Glan Clwyd, Denbigh, one of the best- known agriculturists in North Wales. At the same meeting Mr Lumley expressed disappointment at the report of the Scholarships Committee which he characterised as being, in his opinion, nothing but a whitewashing" of the whole of the local governors in every direction. The Conway Rural District Council has had its attention drawn to the necessity of providing an isolation hospital for small- pox patients, and the medical officer laid great stress on the point, stating that from the Registrar General's figures they could see that the danger was a growing one. Z3 Members of the Welsh Church have recently been actively discussing the Education Bill, whilst on the other hand Nonconformists and Liberals are formulat- ing objections. Bishop Edwards is in favour of throwing much more of the cost of public education upon the Imperial Exchequer than was now done. The unveiling ceremony of a monument to the memory of the late Dr E. Herber Evans, the well-known Welsh Divine, at Glanadda Cemetery, Bangor, took place on Friday last in the presence of a large attendance. Tributes were paid to the memory of the deceased, who was said to have been well-known throughout England and Wales, Mrs Parker Davies,of Abergele,succeeded in carrying her proposition before the Denbighshire Governing Body, that the Carnarvonshire County Governing Body be requested to consider the question of contributing towards the expense incurred by the Abergele County School Governors in admission of pupils from Old Colwyn and Llysfaen. In the course of the proceedings of the Conway Rural District Council, reference was made to the Colwyn Bay water supply scheme, it being pointed out that the existing works were ample for the supply of the district, and that the Council .strenuously oppose any proposed new scheme casting additional burden upon the rural district. At a meeting of the University College of North Wales Court of Governors, held under the presidency of Lord Kenyon, it was resolved to inaugurate a building fund, to enable the College authorities to erect upon the site presented by the city of Bangor permanent college buildings adapted to the needs of the institution and worthy of its positicn as the seat of higher education in North Wales. On Saturday, at Carnarvonshire Assizes, Annie Collier, the manageress of the Hotel Metropole, Colwyn Bay, was awarded £5 damages against Frank Simpson, coal merchant of the same town, for slander. At the same assizes, James Leach, a photographer, formerly of Car- narvon, and now of Colwyn Bay, recovered £50 from the Pictorial Stationery Co., for a number of photographs of Welsh scenery taken by him for the defendant's firm.
The North Wales College. A SITE having been secured through Bangor's munificence, the governors of the North Wales University College are anxious to acquire the necessary funds to defray the cost of the new building. For this purpose a large sum of money will be required; a sum probably running into six figures. Lord Kenyon made an earnest appeal at Chester this week, and expressed a hope that English educationalists and other public bodies in Wales would give practical assistance to the movement. It is said that the majority of Welshmen live in England; in other words, that the combined population of North Wales does not exceed the number of Welshmen residing in the great English cities. If that is the case, a goodly sum should come from over the border. Various ways and means' for securing sinews of war have been mooted, and one of the most feasible seems to be that of Dr Price, who suggested that several years might be allowed for the payment of subscriptions. In that way many people would be encouraged to contribute larger amounts, than if it were obligatory to subscribe the entire sum at once. A Correspondent writes What has become of the Free Church Library Scheme in Colwyn Bay ? People should not ask awkward questions. The St Asaph Common is not so common as it used to be, and the residents are beginning to feel proud of it. The best joke heard at the Rhyl Council meeting on Monday was that of Mr J. H. Ellis, when he said he was the only economist on the Council! Colwyn Bay will shortly be favoured with a visit from a large section of the British Medical Association. Dr Whitehead, the president elect, will entertain them to lunch, and if we are not mistaken their visit will result in the town becom- ing better known in English counties. Monday's meeting of the Rhyl Urban District Council was one of the shortest on record. It commenced at three and finished at four-thirty. In the old days it was a common occurrence for the members to argue up to supper-time. And then the scenes Mr William Davies solemnly informed his brother councillors on Tuesday that in five years he would probably be in heaven. The roars of laughter which followed were good to hear, but the hilarity reached its height when the Vicar of Old Colwyn sarcastically observed that none of the councillors would go there in that case. And it all arose out of gas." At present the attractions at Rhyl consist of a nigger troupe, and two bands of Pierrots. But in the near future the residents are promised an excellent promenade band, a first-class theatre and ballroom, and last, but not least, an imposing Eiffel tower, which will rise to a height of 140 feet. Now a steamboat service between Rhyl and Liverpool is in contemplation. All this is as it should be. Rhyl deserves to succeed, and we hope enterprise will not be allowed to drop. *„ Mr J. Watkin Lumley declares that all the local intermediate school governors in Denbigh- shire have been whitewashed in the report of the Scholarships Committee. He further asserts that the Abergele and Llanrwst schools have practically ignored the scheme. Perhaps this is fortunate if results are anything to go by, seeing that Abergele heads the list of attendances, and that Llanrwst reports quite an abnormal increase in the number of scholars.
Captain Darbishire and his Employees. An Ideal Employer. As has been pointed out in these columns on many occasions Captain Darbishire, whose stone quarries at Penmaenmawr give employment to many hundreds of men, is an ideal employer of labour. He is constantly seeking new schemes for the improvement, the advancement, and the enjoyment of his men. Last week we reported the wedding of his eldest daughter, and nothing was on that occasion more apparent than the universality of the_joy which marked the event amongst his employees. In honour of this event Saturday afternoon was set apart by the employees to further cele- brate it, when the Captain provided the where- withal. About three o'clock the Plas Mawr grounds were thrown open to the employees and their wives, a party of over a thousand attending. Bandmaster Covedey and his men were pre- sent, and their contributions formed the first few items on the programme. At four o'clock, thanks to the excellent catering of Mrs Phillips and Mr Jones (Windsor House), and the pre- parations already carried out by the genial host's IF$ staff, a "high tea, was served upon: the lawn in front of Plas Mawr. Just as the tables were cleared the following telegraphic message was read by Captain Darbi- shire from his newly-married daughter Mrs Graeme Hamilton: "Hope that all are enjoying themselves. My thoughts are with you, although I am so far away." Needless to say so admirable a proof of the senders thoughtfulness was cheer- ed to-the echo. Such Conditions Might Prevail Elsewhere- Captain Darbishire addressed the assembly, and thanked them all for their solicitous sym- pathy and good wishes with him and his family on the happy and auspicious occasion which had just taken place. He, Mrs Darbishire, and the family, had been deeply touched with the kindli- ness of spirit which had marked their- express- ions and demonstrations. He felt quite sure they would believe him when he said that he had always dwelt with his employees in peace. (Cheers). He had endeavoured to' deal towards them with perfect fairness. (Cheers). When- ever anybody had a grievance^ he had always been at liberty to. lay it before him, and if in any way possible he had seen to' its rectification. (Hear, hear). He only wished the same good feeling prevailed between employer and' employed' at a place not a hundred miles from them. (Loud and continued applause). A Vote of Confidence- Mr Robert Williams, of Arfryn, one of the leading sett-makers in the Darbishire quarries, delivered an address, in which he commented upon the continued kindness of Captain Darbi- shire and the profound respect and esteem in which every man in his employ held him. He moved a resolution -expressing the men's confi- dence in their employer, and wishing him, Mrs Darbishire, and all the family all future success. The Rev. D. P. Davies seconded the motion, in the course of an eulogistic speech. On being put to the meeting the resolution was heartily carried. Captain Darbishire again thanked the men. after which Colour-Sergeant Chantrey spoke in compli- mentary terms of Captain Darbishire's connec- tion with the local Volunteer corps, of which he was the captain, and of the labour which he had bestowed in bringing his company to so efficient a state. (Cheers). During the course of the afternoon five balloons representing various animals and fish were sent up, much to the appreciation of both young and old. About seven o'clock the proceedings termin- ated, vociferous cheers being accorded to the kind host and his family.
—— Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons, great shire sales will be concluded on Wednesday and Thursday next, completing an entry of 1,300 horses.
Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Light Railway, WE are informed that the new proprietors of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Light Railway have made the necessary deposit and taken up the Extended Order. As soon as the local authorities will permit them they will proceed to construct the line. ♦
Extraordinary Swindling Transactions at Rhyl. Nearly 100 Victims. Remarkable Story. OUR Rhyl reporter -writing this (Thursday\ morn- ing says Information is just leaking out about one of the most extraordinary frauds—in fact a series of frauds-ever perpetrated upon the resi- dents of Rhyl. So far, I understand that very few people, beyond those who have fallen victims to the ingenious methods adopted by the in- dividual in question, know much about what promises to be one of the biggest sensations Rhyl has ever enjoyed. From careful enquiries made it appears the facts are these. About a fortnight or three weeks ago a man of gentlemanly appearance and good address called upon the principals of all the private boys' and girls' schools in the town. He represented himself as the advance agent or something of the sort, of a concert party who gave Shakesperian recitals, and said that about the middle of June it was intended to perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Church House, under the patronage of the vicar of Rhyl and other equally well known residents of good standing. A peculiar fact connected with the affair is that two years ago a very successful Shakesperian recital was given in the town, and attended by nearly all the schools in the district. This pro- bably accounts for the somewhat easy manner the victims fell a prey to the loquacious tongue and professional air of the advance agent. He explained in suave accents that, the previous recital having been such a pronounced success, it was intended to give another one. Then he introduced the question of tickets. He was prepared to make a reduction in the case of children, and would only charge the princi- pals is 6d each. It does not appear that he obtained money for the children's tickets-he generously intimated that the money for these might be left over until the night of the recital, and then only so many as were used need be paid for. But he would rather the teachers paid for their tickets then. The poor victims then paid up. The deception was complete. In this wise it is understood the offender drew money from nearly every private school in Rhyl. As time went on and the tickets did not arrive, suspicion was aroused, and the police were in- formed of the matter. Yesterday, a warrant was issued for his apprehension. Several ladies have signified their intention to prosecute. It appears that Mr R. M. Hugh Jones, J.P., of Colet House, was so convinced of the man's honesty—in fact, there was no reason to question it-thalt he gave him his card, and bore testimony on the back in his own handwriting to the excellent performance given on the last occasion. Mr Hugh Jones will be grieved to learn that his very high recommendation was the means of swelling the contributions received by our "distinguished visitor." The Epworth College authorities are under- stood to have taken a good many tickets, and among the victims are Miss Trousdale, Mrs Jones (Elwy Hall), Mrs Lucas (Churton. House School), and a lot of private residents, including no less a personage than Mr Richard Bromley, Clerk of the Peace for Flintshire. Our reporter, writing later, says: I under- stand that Mr Oliver George, the magistrates' clerk, almost fell a victiin to the persuasive manner of this "visitor," but at the last moment his legal cautiousness saved the situation. If the man is apprehended proceedings will probably be taken in the case of Mrs Lucas, who was informed that a recital would be held in the Church House on Tuesday, the 10th in- stant. The church authorities knew nothing of such an entertainment, and then the alleged fraud was apparent. The tickets sold do not appear to have any date or name of rendezvous printed on them. The man is reported to have gone to Colwyn Bay, where the police are on his track.
DRINK BARBER AND CO.'S CELE- BRATED TEA, is 8d per lb. Three pounds sent free by parcel post on receipt of P.O. for 5s. BARBER AND CO. (established over a century), I 67A, LORD-STREET, LIVERPOOL, and Branches. 4534
Jfuiteral of i&r. 1!. Hester z niiti), W.P. ON Friday afternoon the funeral of the late Mr Henry Lester Smith, J.P., of Halkin, agent of the Duke of Westminster's Welsh estates, took place at Rhesycae, a small churchyard situate in the heart of the mountainous country near Halkin. Before the funeral procession left the residence of the deceased, a brief service was conducted by the Rev Dan Edwards, Misterton, Leicestershire, formerly vicar of Rhyl (a cousin of the deceased). The coffin, which was of polished panelled oak, with very massive brass fittings, was borne in the parish hearse. Z! The chief mourners were Mrs Smith (widow), Willie and Harry Smith (sons), William Smith, Rhyl (father), and William Smith, jun, Penrhyn Castle Estate (brother). There was an exception- ally large number of beautiful wreaths. A Rhesycae there was a large assemblage among whom were the Hon Cecil Parker (Eaton' Estate), the Mayor of Flint (Alderman T W. Hughes), the Revs Canon Jones, Mostyn D. Pugh, rector of Ysceifiog; John Owen, Mold; Clement T. Davies, Northop Stephen Jones, Rhosesmor Messrs Isaac Taylor, J.P., Flint; Trevor J. D. Jones, J.P., Afonwen R. Stewart Kelly, clerk to the Mold Urban Council T. M. Keene, clerk to the Buckley Urban Council William Roberts, I.P., and W. C. Pickering, J.P., Mostyn J. B. Fielding, agent, Downing Estate &c. The service in church was conducted by the Rev Dan Edwards and the Vicar of Rhesycae (the Rev T. Armon Ellis), and the choir sang the hymn, Peace, perfect peace." The interment was made in a new bricked grave, and before the large congregation dispersed the Welsh hymn 0 Fryniau Caersalem," was feelingly sung Wreaths were sent, among others, by Halkin Parish Council, Halkin Mining Association, Halkin Ambulance Brigade, Mr H. A. Cope, Mr Jermyn Cooper, &c.
(o)$ filr OWitit Militants. One of the most prominent men in the Vale of Clwyd, and indeed in Denbighshire, passed away on Saturday evening in the person of Mr Owen Williams, Glan Ulwyd, near Denbigh. Mr Williams, who was 71 years of age, was widely known as an agriculturist and valuer. He was a deacon in the Calvinistic Methodist Church. For many years he sat in the Denbigh County Council, and had been a member of the Ruthin Board of Guardians, the Ruthin Rural Council, of which he had also been chairman, and the Denbigh County School Governors. He was a staunch Liberal, and was a near relative to Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. for the Flint Boroughs. (o)