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District News. j MOLD. THK GRAND CoXCKKT. In our report of the concert on Monday, in another column we omit to state that the accompanists were Messre (x. E. Lyle and J. dones, Penymynpd, both of whom played with ability "Iltl gave the greatest satis- faction. TIT THE BKERETOX TESTIMONIAL.—We I BE? to re- mind the numerous friends and wellwishers of Air Brereton that the testimonial will be pre- sented to him on Monday evening, when the oommittee will be glad to see as many as can make it convenient to be present. Up to the present time about 70 tickets have been sold, and about 100 are expected to be present. CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRE. ENTERTAINMENT.— Ihe fifth entertainment was given in the English Independent ( hapel on Monday evening, the Rev. J. H. Hu-dies pre- siilin'T. The programme was sustained by Miss Hughes, Mr Charles Rowland, Miss Piercv, Miss J- Hughes, Mr John T. Gabriel and party: Mr \lr '1 J. Bogie. Mr W. Cartwright, Mr T. Lartw right, Mr Davies, and Mr Smith. SAD SriciDE.—An inquest was held on.Mon- cla.y, be fore Mr it. H. Tlielwall, coroner, at the Black Lion Inn, Cefn Bychan, touching the death of John Wynne Thomas, collier, lLed 3 years, a single man, who was found hanging with a piece of cotton print, from the bottom of an old dress, round bis neck, to a branch of a beech tree in Wynnstay Park, near Waterloo Tower, on Sunday morning. Police constable Kichard Morris, said that from informa- tion he received about eight o'clock on Sun- day morning, he went in company with three other men into Wynnstay Park, and found the body of the deceased hanging from a branch of a beech tree about seven feet high, with the point of one of his feet quite touching the ground. Witness cut the print, and took the body down, the man appeared to have been dead some hours. He had no coat on. A hat was lying at the trunk of the tree. He knew the young man well he was a collier working at Plaskynaston coal pit, and was a steady and quiet man.- <T. Philins, corroborated this evidence, anil added that he was with the deceased on Saturday Jliht, and saw him going to his house about halt- past eleven. He appeared right enough then, and' nothing the matter with him— Ihomas Thoinus, father of the deceased, said he saw his son last alive about seven o'clock on Saturday night, he was loing out for a walk as usual. Di;¡ not see any difference in him, lie appeared all right. He kept company with a young woman from the Cefn for about five vears She was in I witness' house with deceased a fortnight last Sunday, and both appeared to be on good terms. They left the door without being locked for him on Saturday night, ami went to bed about eleven They did not hear him comill home.— I lie < kroner having addressed the jury, they returned a verdict that the deceased had committed suicide whilst labouring under temporary in- rl. I OorcERT.—A concert was given on juesilay evening in the Tabernacle Chapel, in aid of the South Wales Distress Fund. The entertam?nt had a very large patronage, notwithstanding that this district is su?ering considerably tromdisLiess. The chair was occupied by Mr George Lu-mson, manager of the :?e\v III' 'Iti,ii 11-oll congratulated the large audience on their warm ?up'?ort given to the working committee ot toe -I,iveii to tlie. wi.r!?ill' ctwiliiiiittee of t'?ie Pianoforte Duet Abss Ma;sh and Mr (!I' „ Sailors chorus, .Mi' J. T t'a?rn-i anil party S?? -T)).-trumpet sh?tsoHnd, ?'I D.Jones •• Heme t!n'y il\'ul!ht her \\arriu!' dc:td_?-'?""? Hughes ?4 sweethearts," .?'r.?un.w ?..Miss?t.A.')'!i..))L:s 'The white squidl,M>-Tiios. Davits }:?h.HM). "YMU)g Ii0dliiiv.'O' \lis> l-' Hushes Mr <?. I 1 liomson NOlli* T)Mt  ''S p ?Mh?s)mbe;nn? •' T»  Pianoforte Duet. Sparkling siuibeums, lue .>\h»•sse.i „ Master A. K. Jmios :I'lti -to t', t W"nofovte Duet. Tanereili.Miss Marsh and Mr S parrow ,iong The wreck of the Hesperus," Mr kviii. Ku wards The death of Nelson," Mr Sparrow [Ihtnullelltal Trio.The three l'ousins,T!\C :\]js'es HU^'llCS snn" ?'-s?. A. Thomas Sni)? "Thc Uft' )?:tt," .Mr .1. 1>. Jones iJlunm pr •'A.Ii.C. Miss ?d?..sterA. Pl. le" s )11' Ii. F. Thomson on. He wipes the Hughes Pianoforte Duet. Happy homes," The -NHsses QJUP sleigh dee. Mr Gabriel anil party THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—On Wednesday, the children of these schools were assembled together to receive the certificates and books given them for successfully passing the di_ ocesan inspection, which took place on the 19th Decembei. The following ladies and gentlemen were present to witness the pleasing sight Kev. J. D. and Miss Edwards, Vicarage; Rev. W. Jones, curate, and Miss Jones; Mrs Jones, Post-office; Miss Jones, rias Issa; Mrs Douthwaite, Miss Pules con, Mr Roberts, Glasgow House; Mr (rrinisliaw, master; :1rs Roberts, mistress, &c. The follow- ing is the list of the successful gil ls In fan t.<. -Elizabeth Furinston, Christiana Hushes. Group IV., Jane Jones, Margaret Powell, SL-iili A. Jones, Ann Jones, Mary A. Mostyn. Group ill., Elizabeth Heid, Mary Ellen Evans. Croup 11., Sarah Jane Roberts, Recommended to the managers for a book prize, as they have had the ti_ rst-cbss certificate and in this examination did well :H,;m:1h sheard, Catherine Elizabeth Roberts, Mary Hlizabeth Calvert Mary Aim Williams. Extra prize tor gcaeral good conduct awarded to Elizabeth Nortliall. ¡ Girls.-The an- sweriiV of the best doMi-en in each class was vet) •'oud hut it was not sufficiently general. The repeti- tion of the whole school was good. I am glad to linll that active steps have been taken towards procuring greater accommodation for the children that attend these schools, and when the premises have been en- larged the addition cannot but beneficially affect the schools, which well deserve much larger and better buildings than those at present in use. In the Boys' School the following were success- ful l.tfaa'—Walter H. Evans, (ieorge H. THTarper, W, A. Ftii-iiistiin. Croup I v., Edw in Williams, Charles Boyce, John James (i wynne; commended, Edwin Holt. Albert A. Hoherts, Thomas M. Edwards. Group III., KendrickHughes. Croup II., Thomas Rogers, Philip Harper, Edward Jones commended, Edward Hw'hes. Group I., WiUiam Cooke, Thomas Euruis- ton Recommended to the managers for a II"okYJ'iz, 1 as they have had a nrs?-chiss certificate and in this examination they did wellThomas Cunn'.nghmn, John H. Calvert, 'Ellis Davies. Inspector'* Report.—Jtliosymedre Boys School.— This school has made good progress (luring the past year and it passed a very satisfactory examination when last visited. The prizes were distributed by the Kev. J. D. Edwards, vicar. THE CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—On Monday evening, a Competition Meeting was held in the Assembly-room (kindly lent by Mr Puleston) in connection with the ithosymedre Church Sunday Seltools, when the children competed for prizes in reciting singing, and compositions. The Tie v. J. D. Edwards, vicar, presided, supported by 'd the Kev. D, Howell, vicar of Wrexham, :U)d the Rev. W. Jones, curate of Rhosymedre. There was a large attendance of children, with their parents and friends, the room being fillel1 to the door. The proceedings commenced with the children singing the hymn Coine, sin,, with holy gladness," after which the Rev. W. Jones offererl prayer. The Chairman then briefly in- troduced the business of the evening, and the programme was proceeded with as follows :— Competition in reciting hymn 334, by girls in Class IV. Four competitors, 1st, Elizabeth Furmston, 2nd, Maggie Roberts. Awarding prizes for best written copies of Our duty towards GOII and towards our neighbour," by hoys in Class III. Five competitors, 1st, Thomas Rogers, 2nd John Jones. Competition in reciting "The Lord's Prayer," by girl infants. Seven competitors, 1st, Emily Roberts, 2nd, Annie Griffiths. Competition in singing hymn 320, by senior boys. One competitor, John H. Calvert, who took the first prize. Awarding prizes for the best Life of Ruth," by girls in Class I. Two competitors, 1st, Hannah Sheard", 2nd, Katie Roberts. Competition in reciting" The Lord's Prayer," by boy infants. Nine competitors, 1st, Richard Morris, 2nd, John Henry Butterton. Competition in singing hymn 1S9, by girls in Classes I I. and II I. Eleven competitors, 1st, .Maggie Jane Morris, 2nd, Elizabeth Reed. M Awarding prizes for the best Life of St. John the Baptist," by boys in Mr J. H. Jones' class. Two competitors, 1st, George Tomkins, 2nd, John H. Calvert. Competition in reciting the "23rd Psalm, by boys in Class IV. Two competitors, 1st Thomas Hewitt, 2nd, Jno. Roberts. Sacred Song, Onward yet," by the Juvenile Choir. Competition in reciting the "2nd chap er in the Proverbs, by girls in Class I. Seven competitors, 1st, Sarah Jane Roberts, 2nd, Hannah Sheard an extra prize was given to Katie Roberts by the Vicar of Wrexham. Y Ie leal' Awarding Prizes for most complete list of Our LOI'll'o '1-1'c1"" h I' Is 0 ur Lord',i by boys in Ie" \1 "1 I'  ones lass One Competitor, (ieorge Ashton Evan' who took nrst prize. 0 00 rst Competition in reciting the ?ith Psalm mb*v "ills in Classes 11 and tU. Eight com etit,. '.1' g'1r1S Rogers, 2nd, Maggie Morris. po", I.st, :lIa/ Competition in singing hymn :¡t, hv hnv' Oass IH. Four competitors, 1st, Thomas' 1Ilõ\ 2..lsl Thomas Rogers. IS, n! Awarding prizes for best written copies of the Ten Commandments, by girls in Oasses H and )!t. six competitors, It, Mary Rogers, 2nd, Maggie .'ICon-is. x I ,er. 211( l I Competition in recitmg the parable 4?f the (' 01 Hhenherd, (t, .John x. l-) by boys in Class ';11;, Four competitors, 1st, Edwin Holt, 2nd, Philip Harper. Competition in singing hymn 3o2, by (;Irls in Class 1 Eight competitors, 1st, Sarah Jane Roberts, 2nd, Pollie Calvert, extra prize, Margaret Alice Evans. Life of pl,loil Awardim; prizes for best Life of Elijah," by pupil teachers. Two competitors, 1st, Walter Jones, 2nd, Meredith Archer. Competition in reciting the" 5.1rd cli-tipter of Isaiah," by senior Boys. Six competitors, 1st, Willie Archer, 2nd, Walter Jones. Awarding prizes for fullest list or the names and titles of Jesus Christ, open to all scholars. Four competitors, 1st, Katie Roberts, two second prizes awarded to Hannah Sheard and John H. Calvert, equal. Where there were more than three competitors in a class there had been a preliminary com- petition, so that not more than three appeared I in any case. The adjudicators were music, I Rev. J. D. Edwards, recitations, Mr (xrim- shaw, essays and compositions, Mr (?. Bradley Jones. The prizes were in books. Mr Grini- shaw, and Master Meredith Archer accompanied j the hymns &c. on the harmonium, kindly lent by Mrs Roberts, National schools. During the evening, the Vicar of Wrexham delivered an address bearing on the work of the Sunday School, in which he first pointed out that the Sunday School was a sphere of labour for God in which some of the greatest men of the land were engaged—no less than three Lord Chan- cellors, the present and his two immediate predecessors, being now, he believed, Sunday School tcacheio. Nor was it only a dignified work in a worldly sense, but also spirit- ually so, and the more lie lived the more he felt the great importance of the work carried on in the Sunday school. Having given a word of congratulation to the successful prizetakers and also of en- couragement to those who had failed or not tried, he urged all to go forward in knowledge, in usefulness, and in goodness. All present, the youngest child as well as the oldest parent, could do something for God, and he hoped would do I so. Speaking to the teachers, he said there were four conditions essential to success in their work, Prayer, Punctuality, Patience, and Per- severance. They should also be possessed of the necessary qualifications, which included per- sonal consecration, the due preparation of material, a personal sympathy with and inter- cession for the children, and an expectation of God's blessing on their efforts. It had given him great pleasure to he present that evening, and lie trusted their Sunday School would pros- per. At the close of the programme, a cordial vote of thanks projKised by the Chairman, and seconded by the Rev. W. Jones, was accorded to Mr Howell, which he acknowledged, and by re- quest, gave a short address in Welsh. A vote of thanks to the chairman, on the proposition of Mr ('alvert, was then carried, and the singing of the hymn, Sun of my soul," and the Benedic- tion, closed a very pleasant evening. DENBIGH. SUCCESS.—Mr H. Vaug-han Lloyd, of the new Veterinary College, Edinborough, has finally passed his examination in that College as a Veterinary Surgeon. TEMPERAXCT. LECTFRE.—Mr Charles Hill, of London, addressed a considerable meeting in the Assembly Room on Tuesday evening, taking, as his subject, Your side and our side." THE SAVINGS BANK.—The authorities of the Old Savings Bank in this town have given notice of their intention not to receive any more deposits and to take steps for closing all accounts. AN OLD WOMAN named Hannah Thomas, residing near Nantglyn, was found sitting upright in her chair one morning last week by the neigh- bours quite dead. She had been ailing for some time. THE REPORT OF DR. THORNE, upon his late I visit to Jjlanrhaiadr and Denbigh is anxiously looked for, and will be to hand in a few days it is also stated that Dr. Thorne will pay another visit to these parts shortly. WiM>o\v ACCIDENTS.—On Tuesday a horse I and cart belonging to Mr Royles, timber mer- chant, were being turned round, the hnrse backed the cart into the window of Miss Fox s shop at the end of Bull-lane, and smashed several panes of glass and a part of the window frame. On the same day, a little girl was anxious to make an impression on her little brother, and to do so threw a stone at him as is often the case, she missed him, but struck Mr Price Jones' plate glass window and cracked it. Mr -Tones is insured, and therefore a new plate will have to be put in. j PRIOX LITERARY AND MUSICAL MEETING.—A very interesting meeting was held in the Calvi- nistic )[thodist Chapel, Prion, on Friday week. In the afternoon, the Rev. E. Jones, of Xant- glyn, took the chair, and in the evening, Mr Thomas Gee, mayor. The programme consisted of essays on various subjects, interesting readings, excellent recitations, songs, choruses, and prizes o n, Is, e l lorlis,-s, aii d 1)i-izes for letter writing, as well as for other tilings. The adjudicators were the Revs. Evan Jones, Xantglvn, David Jones, Denbigh, Mr W. Howef F. Jones, Ysyptty, and Mr ii. Griffith, Bcmv office. Both meetings were very good, and all passed off very well. YESTERDAY'S POLKT: COURT.—At the Borough Court, yesterday, a charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct was set down for hearing against$Ir Fonlkos, solicitor, Denbigh. The court was crowded. On entering, Mr Foulkes said he believed there was some ca.se against him, he merely got uptoapplvfor ail adjournment ashis Counsel," Doctor Commins, could not attend, and lie was most anxinus to have him. There was no likelihood he would run away from his old county seat for the "ake of the paltry sum they could impose upon him. He demanded to know who the prosecutor was. let him appear, whoever he was. P.C.Wynne came forward, and Mr Foulkes said "Oh, herevou are. "— Supenntfndent Tnd?e proceeded to show that defendant had had Tti(ll,o pi-,)cee(le(I to ?,li4?w tliztt defendant had liiti clared that the Supt. was the informant, and had no locnn xtandi.— The Mayor tried to obtain the facts, Mr Foulkes insisted that the Supt. had no right to speak, adding laughingly "You are floored zito,ice. IN'yiiiie coilseiited to the adjournment on the costs being paid, which Mr Foukes agreed to and, throwing a sovereign down, said "Oh, T'll pay. How much money do you want?"—The Mayor (to Mr Foulkes) Do be quiet.—Mr Foulkes (flourishing about): Look here, come on, let me know your costs.—Hear the magistrates urged Foulkes to desist, but lie still ai-gued with the policeman about costs, adding, triumphantly, that he knew the reporters would gladly record this.—The Bench abruptly closed the discussion, granting the adjournment. XE\ï ENGLISH ")C HOOL-RO()'.f. -The ilew build- ing just erected in Vale-street for English ser- vices was opened without ceremony on Sunday, when three very excellent services were held in it. The Rev. D. Jones, minister of the church, opened the service in themorning and evening1, and the Rev. Joseph Jones, of Menai Bridge, preached in the morning. He took for his text Prov. 8 c., u to 31 verses, and in the evening Hosea 8 c., 12 29 to "I verses, v. In the afternoon the opening service was conducted by Rev. Nath. Miller, of Hillsley, Gloucestershire, who also gave an address, founded on Psalms 122 c., 1 v., and 127 c., 1 v. Mr Joseph Jones followed with some excellent practical advice to the church and people wor- shipping there. The services were all well at- tended, (, and In the evening the place was crowded. It was found in all respects very con- venient and comfortable, and many friends pre- dicted a good future for the English cause in Denbigh. Mr Jones especially said that the English language was progressing in Wales at a rate that behoved them to look the fact in the face, and make preparations accordingly. It would no doubt continue to progress, notwith- standing the great attachment which he and thousands of others felt to their native tongue. THE WELSH GOOD TEMPLARS.—The current quarter was closed yesterday (Friday) evening by the election of officers for the ensuing quarter. During the quarter now past, some interesting items have occurred.—On November 9th, there was a prayer meeting to ask God's blessing on the work; on the IGth, an open session very largely attended 23rd, initiation of members, report of officers of D.L., songs and glees, and an address by Bro. H. Parry on "Tobacco, and the reasons for its disuse." 30th, Bro. Edwin Roberts gave a history of Abram's Lane, with notices of some of its occupants. December 7th, initiation of several new members, and Bro. Bartley gave an address on Temperance, one of the fruits of the spirit." 14th, open session, well attended. 21st, initiation of new members and all address on "Temperance Literature." by Bro. R. Griffith, Btnirr office. 28th, a discussion on the Permissive Bill and other measures for the decrease of drunkenness. January 4th, 1878, initiation of new members and an address by Bro. W. Parry on "Our obligation." 11th, open session. 18th, initiation, and an address on Henllan Street," by Bro. Burgess. Nearly all the sessions have been well attended, and a very interesting quarter has been spent, while additions have been numerous. On Tuesday evening next the lodge meets in open session or public-meet- ing to bid farewell to a very useful young brother, Edward Roberts, who is goingto Bangor Training College. A FAREWELL MEETING.—On Tuesday even- ing, an interesting meeting took place at Mrs Fox's Luncheon Rooms. It having come to the knowledge of some of the teachers and others connected with the Tower Hill Sunday School that they were about to lose one of their most useful and devoted teachers, Mr Lewis Evans (hitherto an assistant of Mr T. J. Williams, but who is about taking to a business at Overton), they thought of acknowledging in a suitable manner their great obligation to him for his zeal and devotion in connection with their place of worship during the last five years. Accord- ingly invitations were sent out to a number of friends of the school to partake of a social cup of tea, which, having been discussed, Mr John Davies, of Love Lane, for some years superin- tendent of the school, took the chair, and intro- duced a number of young ladies, forming Mr Evans' Sunday School class, who presented him with a well bound copy of a Welsh Bible. Ad- dresses were then given by Messrs Jared Jones, D. Morris, Robert Evans, Ellis Williams, Edwin Roberts, John Walters, Evan Thomas, and others, all of whom spoke of Mr Evans in the highest terms, and expressed their sincere regret at his removal from the town, and their best wishes for his future prosperity and usefulness. A number of ladies contributed to the enjoy- ment of the company by giving several songs. The company separated, after having spent a most enjovable evening. BOROUGH POLICE COURT, FRIDAY WEEK. —Before the Mayor (Thos. Gee, Esq.), and the ex-Mayor (T. J. Williams, Esq.) Ghanje Of Stc(tli)?,q (,Ioitl,)oits.-Williim Roberts, aged 15, charged with stealing a number of valuable securities from a registered letter belonging to the Rev. H. Humphreys, vicar of Henllan. Mr J. Davies conducted the prosecu- tion.—Mr Humphreys said the prisoner was in his employ, in the stable. He was expecting to receive some bonds or coupons, Russian and Portugese, on or about the 16th inst. On that day he found a Russian coupon upon the stable window sill, and on remonstrating with the prisoner, discovered that he had got several of them althouh lie denied any knowledge of them. W hen the prisoner turned out his pockets there were found in them two Russian bonds and six Portugese bonds which, with another found elsewhere, made ten in all, now produced. From a letter now produced, witness found that a registered letter had been addressed to him con- taining, besides those produced, three United States bonds, two Russian bonds, one Portugese 1 1 f ('30 'rl' ,ese, and a c heque for t30. The whole contents of that letter would be worth jE52 3s 9d. These latter six bonds and the cheque had not been recovered.—By the Bench He took my letters to the post but the postman brought them and hung the bag on a rail at the door. The bag, a common leather satchel, was not locked.—Mr Davies asked for a remand, as lie had not com-1 pleted the evidence, and he feared there would be further charges.—Prisoner was then remanded for a week. COUNTY POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY.— Before Mr W. Douglas Griffith, Mr P. H. Chambres, and Mr Oliver Burton. Game C(ises.-Five young men from Llan- sannan had been summoned for trespassing in pursuit of rabbits on Mr Yorke's land at Duffryn Aled, hut Mr Yorkehad withdrawn the summonses on their paying the costs incurred, ELLESMERE. I LIEUT.-COLONEL POXSONBY Cox, R.E., will hold an enquiry at Ellesmere on Thursday next, in connection with the proposed extension of the boundaries of the Local Board. The proposal is to be strongly opposed by some of the land- owners who would come within the proposed extended area, and the Rural Sanitary Authority have 'passed a resolution against it. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY.—Pre- sent Mr R. G. Jebb, in the chair, Mr S. K. Main waring, Major Cust, M.P., Mr I. S. Hodgson, ex-officio, Messrs J. Bateman, vice- chairman, T. Kelsall, R. Hankey, T. J. Rider, T Thomas, J. Thomas, R. Evans, A. Key, J. Stokes. Mr J. P. Stant, clerk. J¥umber in the house-first week 89, last year 98. Second week 90, 103 last year. Vagrants relieved 51. Relief -Ellesiiiere, first week, £ 7 lis Cid, second week, £7 4s 3U1. Hanmer, first week, £ (i 12s (id, second week, t6 6s 6d. Extension- of the Local Board's A)-ea.-This sub- ject, which had been lxistponed from the last meeting, was discussed.—The Clerk read the correspondence between the Local Government Board and the local authorities in reference to the question, and also a notice of the local en- quiry.—After some discussion, it was agreed to send the following letter to the Local Government Board I am directed by the Ellesmere Rural Sanitary Authority to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dilted 2nd January, and to state that it contained the tirst official intelligence conveyed to them ill respect to the water supply of the town of Ellesmere, and to the extension of area for rating purposes, pro- posed by the L rban Sanitary Authority. This letter was read at the last Board meeting on 8tli January, when it was resolved to adjourn the consideration of J5 till the meeting this day, 22nd January. In reply, I am now requested hy the Sanitary Committee to say that they cannotapproveof a needless disturbance of ancient boundaries and placing them on others hitherto un- saddled with them, but inasmuch as the Local Government Board seems itself unprompted by any- body, to be aware of the objection to the proposed "Circular Scheme," there can be no need of any further discussion upon this point. It is agreed on all hands that as good water as can I ic had at any reason- able cost, ought to obtained but it is thought that, as yet, so far as the Committee know, there has been no sufficient investjation of the sources of supply in the town, or of the condition and applicability of the adjacent meres. It is, moreover, admitted that the reservoir talked of cannot he made unless at a cost of some thousands of pounds; and that, if made, must be so polluted as to require if made, nitration. The town of Oswestry, half a dozen miles from liS, ought to be an everlasting warn- ing upon the subject of reservoirs. Ellesmere has no density of population—is in fact, little more than an open airy village, containing about 2,000 inhabitants, and no bad effects have ever yet been traced to con- taminated water in it. Under these circumstances it is hoped that the Local Government Board Inspector, who has been invited by the (Trhan Sanitary Authority to come down here, will hear both sides, examine well foi- himself ill the particulars connected with the case, and arrive at a just conclusion.—J. P. STANT, Clerk." FLINT. appointment ,I THE NATIONAL SCHOOL.—The appointment of the mastership of the above school has been con- furred upon Mr Taylor, master of the Llan- dowry National School. Mr Taylor produced testimonials of a very high order from the Vicar of Llandovery and from other gentlemen of position in the neighbourhood. Mr Taylor held the office of organist at Llandingat Church, and was also instructor of music at the Welsh Educational Institution. The Flint National School is among be most important of scholastic Institutions in North Wales—there being an attendance of nearly three hundred children, with a large staff of assistants. Mr and Mrs Taylor enter upon their duties at Flint at the end of February. THE LATE MRS HUNTLEY OF NTGHFIELD.—On Sunday evening the rector, the Rev. E. Jenkins made some feeling references to the death of this highly esteemed and deeply lamented lady. After alluding to the death of Miss Jones of Castle street, who had been buried the previous week, the rector concluded an ad- mirable address in the following words, and I am sure with regard to another death, the wife of one of the partners of the principal industries of the town, that I shall be only too accurately interpreting your feelings, when I say that our sympathies are deeply moved towards the bereaved husband and the bereaved daughter in their affliction. I had the privilege in a former parish of a close acquaint- ance with the departed lady, and every one, who was brought within the circle of her acquaint- ance, bore willing testimony to her kindness of disposition, her affability of manners and the readiness with which she entered into any work of benevolence, having for its object the tem- poral welfare of her n poorer neighbours. I cannot forget the zeal with which she entered into the movement of providing our New Church at Pentre some six years ago. Though not strictly a parishioner, yet associated as her family was with the prosperity of this town, I felt it to be my duty—and if I mistake not, your wishes concur with mine, to make these remarks.—I felt that the occasion required that as a congre- gation we should pay this tribute of respect to one who is now no more." HOLT AND FARNDON. TELEGRAPH COMMUNICATION.—We are informed from a reliable source that the work of establish- ing telegraph communication between Farndon and Chester will be commenced in April. When completed, it will be a great acquisition to the towns and district on both sides of the Dee. TESTIMONLYL.— The Vicar of Farndon's friends are actively engaged in this labour of love, and have already been very successful. The Duke of Westminster heads the list with £10. THE CHURCH FAIM ESTATE.—We learn that the Duke of Westminster has purchased the Church Farm, the property of the late Mr Powdrell. It is also stated that it will shortly be taken down, and the ground added to the Vicarage, which it adjoins. The Church Farm has, we believe, been in the possession of the Powdrell's family for many generations; indeed, it is said it has been held by them since 1649. This date is cut in one of the old beams that faces the Church road. HOLT ACADEMY.—It affords us pleasure to be able to record that "CYeIl pupils belonging to this Institution have been successful in passing the Christmas Examination of the Royal College of Preceptors. London. Six have been placed in the 2nd division, and one in the 3rd. Three nearly obtained a sufficient number of marks to entitle them to the first division. Each has dis- tinguished himself in some branch or other, and some have made an approximation to the maxi- mum of marks fixed to the subjects. Seven pupils were successful at the Midsummer exami- nation also, making the number in one year 14. The subjects in which they were examined are the following :—Scripture history, English lan- guage, English history, geography, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, French, Latin, drawing. We append the names of the young men :-W. G. Griffiths, Aberavon; E. Owen, Llauberis; E. Griffiths, Waenfawr; W. R. Williams, Talybont; R. J. Jones, Cornish Hall, Holt; J. Jones, Waenfawr and E. J. Davies, Corwcn. HOPE AND CAERGWRLE. PENYFUORDD BOARD SCHOOL.— We beg to call attention to the concert which takes place at the Board School, Penyffordd, on Monday evening. Several distinguished amateurs will assist, and the object to which the proceeds are to be de- voted-in aid of giving the school children a treat, should tend to bring a goodly attend- ance. CAEROWRLE SOCIAL CLI-B.-At a meeting of the committee on Monday night, it was resolved to hold monthly entertainments for the benefit of the club. The Rev. J. Rowland has kindly granted the use of the schoolroom. Members are requested to send in the names of those will- ing to take part on or before the Monday pre- ceding each entertainment. The first will take place on Monday, February 4th. MEMORIAL TO THE SCHOOL BOARD.—A petition is now being signed by the ratepayers on behalf of Mr Wm. Francis, School Board visitor, who at the last meeting of the Board was censured, and commenced his duties on trial for a month. The petition expresses regret at the decision of the Board, and appeals for the sake of his motherless family, and as he himself has lost an arm, to reconsider their decision. It is hoped the memorial will have the desired effect, and that Mr Francis will be permanently appointed to the situation. LECTURE.—Oil Wednesday evening, in the Bridge End school-room, a lecture was delivered by Mr Rawlins, his subject being All about the Turks." The T. Rowlands was chair- man, and in his opening remarks said there was no occasion for introducing the lecturer to them, as he was well known to all of them, and thought he could not have chosen a better subject at this time than the one lie had. Mr Rawlins then de- livered his lecture, which was deeply interesting and amusing. The audience was very large. The Church choir sang three glees during the evening. The Rev. J. Rowlands said he felt much pleased with the lecture, and had looked forward to it with deep interest, for the Turks now engrossed the minds of the people in the whole of Europe. He also referred to several I prophecÏt>s-which he thought were coming to pass—and begged to thank Mr Rawlins for his lecture.