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CONNAH'S QUAY & SHOTTON.

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I CONNAH S QUAY. (See alio page 7.) COMPLAINTS AT AN INQUEST.—On Tues- day, at the Connah's Quay Police Station, the coroner for Flintshire (Mr. F. Li. Jones) opened the inquest on the body of Herbert Povey, a native of Runoorn, whose body was found in the Dee at Connah's Quay. The Coroner explained that the only ooursa open to him was to adjourn the inquiry until a later date, as some of the most important witnesses were not present. The jury would, however, take evidence of identifi- cation and view the spot where the accident oc- curred on the Quay wharf.—Several jurymen seri- ously complained of having the inquiry ad- journed, as their time was more important than attending a ooroner'a court twice, when once should have been sufficient.—Tiro Coroner ex- plained that the men, who were at Runcorn, had been informed, and he did not know why they were not there. If they did not come at the next inquiry he would bring such pressure to bear upon them that he would compel them to oome.&rgt. Hill said both the captain and the ciew of the Isabel had been discourteous ito him and his men. They oould not have done less if it had bean a dog that had lost its life. ("Shame.") —Several jurymen asked the coroner to severely reprimand them when they did come, and let them know that they could not trifle with a jury in that manner.—The inquiry wMoojourned untll next Tuesday morning. VOLUNTEER PRIZE DISTRIBUTION.— The annual prize distribution in connection with the members of K Company, 2nd V.B.R.W. Fusiliers, took place in the Connah's Quay Coro- nation Drill Hall, on Wednesday evening. Cap- tain C. Hurlbutt (captain of tira Company) pre- sided, and among tnose present were Mr. and Mrs. J W Summers, Colonel Sheriff Roberts, Colonel and Mrs. Wilis, Major Dyson (Flint), Captain T. M. Keene (Mold;, Lieut. Williams' (Ftint), Miss Hurlbutt, Mr. and Mrs. Marriott, i Sergt.-Major W. Kelly (Sandycroft), etc. Capt. Huributt said ho was pleased to report that the company was progressing- very favourably. The men had shewed a real interest -in the work of: volunteering, and in oamp they had performed their duties excellently. He regretted that the strength of the corps was not what they should desire. They had received ten ireoruits since; oamp; but still, the number was far short of what it ought to be in a great place like Con- ■ nah's Quay. (Applause.) At the annual shoot! at Rhyl this year Private Paul Roberts won fir4 prize in the recruit section, while another member of the company won third pnze. In the squad shooting they also did well; and although the company were not brilliant individual shots, they did very well in winning third prize in thp i squad shooting. Captain Hurlbutt then oaliied' upon Mrs. J. W. Summers to present the prizes to the prize-winners, a duty which that ladv! graaafully performed. For a sJver cup for the largest number of drills during trhe season,, Pte. J. Jones and Private H. Jones tied. Each put in the same number of drills, and' Mr. J. C. Davison, the donor of the prize, presented' eaoh man with a silver cup. The number of dr.;lls each man put in was 57. The .other awards were as follow:—Score and drill prize, silver cup, Private Paul Roberts; firing for trained Volun- teer, prize silver cup, Sergt. Frank Baird, 129 points; section drill, prize silver cup, presented by the tradesmen of Connah's Quay, winners Colour-Sergt. Prince's section; drill prize, Colour-Sergt. Prince, No. 1 section; Siergt. F. Baird, No. 2 section; Bergt. W. H. Lloyd, No. 3 section; Sergt. Roberts, No. 4 sect/ion. A special pr-ze of 10s. was presented for having brought in the largest number of recruits to Pte. Coulson. Medals for highest score in class firing, 200 yardi Bergt. F. Baird, 41 points; 500 yards, Private H. Hewitt; 600 yards, Sergt. H. J. Robeirts. Pazes in kind were also presented to the flowing members of the company for emoency in shooting: Sergts. Roberts and Baird, Private H. Bennett, Colour-Bergt. Prince, Sergt. W. H. Lloyd, Lanoe-Oorpl. Williams, Private Rutter, Private Bennett, Private Peters, Sergt. A. Jones, Private H. Stewart, Private A. Jones. I I'llivate W. Roberts, Private, J. Foulkes, Private J. Bennett, Corpl. J. McNioholls, Cvolist H. Kenchington, Private J. Hully, Private G. Aston, Bugler Williams, Private, P. Roberts, Pr-vate C. J Coulson, and Private J. Round. At the conclu- sion of the presentation of the prizes, Colonel Wills (commanding officer of the battalion) pro- posed a vote of thanks to Mrs. Summers for her kindness 'm coming there that evening. He joined with Captain Hurlbutt in regretting that the company was not stronger in numbers, and did not see why, in a place like Cc-nnah's Quay, 13(1 men-the full strength—could not be a?- oured, instead of a total of 62, the present strength. He noticed that Lord Roberts the other day said evary able-bodied man ought to know how to use a rifle. There wore, of course, civilian rifle clubs, but they did not give the same experience as that obtained by Volunteers, | as in addition to shooting, the Volunteer learnt i discipline and drill. Captain Hurlbutt took 1; deep interest in the company, and worked ry: I hated for its success, and he trusted he wou d be supported in his efforts. This year the number in Camp in the battalion was 638, and last veJ; 636. The new regulations provided a. fortn' g-ht in camp for those men who wero able to stay that period; and they all kn>ew how much more I a fortnight was worth than a Wiek. Mr. Sum- mers was very good in allowing his men leave I from work to go to camp, and he appealed tv. other employes to give their men leave of ab- sence from work if they were able to do so (Applause.)—Mr. J. W. Summers thanked them for the vote of thanks accorded1 to Mrs. Summers. i Any young man who had! a desire to defend his country mig't do wors? than joining K Company, j under Captain Hurlbutt. He knew that Captain ¡ Hurlbutt had taken a deep interest in the t-- pany, and (bad Ouck to his work under depressing circumstances. The Volunteers were under a cloud at the present time, and the War Minister had- not looked upon them with a sympathetic eye. Mr. Arnold Forster had gtiwn plaoe to anc ther Minister, and he hoped he would be more friendly to the Volunteer movement. (Ap- plause.)—Captain Hurl butt mentioned that as a result of the medical examination every member of K Company, w-th one exception, was passed M medlicladly fit to S'erve abroad. (Applaus" *)--Ool. Wills, in presenting &rgt.-Inst. J. H 11 with a. good service medal, Mn?Arked that Rera?. Hill' had b?en 21 years in the service w?h&ut a mai,-k against him. (Loud applause.)

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