matter very carefully. They hoped to get it at the right price. The Council had gone into the*question of cost. The agents fees were fixed, but of course it was impossible to fix counsel's fees. They would not go to any extremities as to cost without first consulting the rate- payers. But he did not think it would be necessary for that. They intended to take great care. Rates were not the only thing to look at, for they must have enterprise. A hand to mouth policy was useless, for they had to think of those who followed them. He then moved the resolution. Mr T. B. Griffiths' asked for information regarding the foreshore as to who would be responsible in case of erosion. Who would have to build a sea wall. The Clerk assured Mr Griffiths that the Council would not be responsible. Mr Clement Hughes questioned whether the town was in a position to go in for the works, for there mayjbe need for a sewerage scheme before long. Mr Banks said if a sewerage scheme were needed they were quite in a position to go in for it, for so far they had only borrowed £ 4,000 under the Public Health Act, whereas they had power to borrow £ 20,000. Mr Joseph Littler seconded the resolution with the greatest pleasure. He was not at all afraid of the scheme, and he had as much interest at stake as most people in Prestatyn. Mr Eyres asked several questions, but it was pointed out that the whole of these had already been dealt with. Mr Kelly proposed an amendment that the gas question be taken separately. Capt. Macdonald seconded. On being put to the vote, the amendment was lost and the resolution was carried with an overwhelming majority, only eight voting against.
Psychological Sunday. We are quite warranted in saying (writes a correspondent) that the service in Meliden Church in the afternoon of New Year's Sunday was an undoubted success both in its conception and its result. Its conception is due to the influential committee formed in London some weeks ago. Its result as far as Meliden was concerned was a large congrega- tion whose devout attention was well sustained primarily by the Vicar's very able and earnest definition of the somewhat unknown and neglected term Psychology as regards its necessity in all our church worship. We cannot omit to mention the kind services of Miss Yeoman and Miss Florence Jones who threw whole heart and soul into the service by their efficient violin playiug and especially Miss Jones, with her sweet rendering of the exquisite part from the Messiah," He shall feed his flock."
No Holidays for the M.I.S. This Wesleyan organization has adhered to their syllabus in spite of Christmas attrac- tions. They gathered together on Iriday last to hear two well-composed papers Miss J. Hughes on Punctuality and faithfulness to the house of worship," and Miss S. Thomas on The Bible." The following contributed brief addresses Messrs T. Hughes, T. Parry, I 0 P. Parry, and the president (Mr E. Hughes). Votes of thanks concluded the proceedings.
The Annual Competitive Meeting of the C.M. Church was held on the 81st ult.. when a good audience was presided over by Rev. R. P. Hughes (pastor), Dyserth. The adjudicators were Singing, Mr John Evans, Dyserth; recitations. Mr J. Roberts, Gwaen. ysgor. The various competitions were well patronised, and the prize-winners were Singing under 10, Master H. T. Williams and Miss Lizzie Williams (equal); under 16, 1, Miss S. Williams 2, Miss E. Cunnali. For adults, 1 Miss Mary Hughes, Bryniau. Quartette, Mr J. Hughes and party. Rccita- ations Under 16, Miss L. Roberts adults, Mr T. Williams. Songs and recitations, con- tributed by the following, were appreciated Mr E. Roberts (Dyserth), Mr J. Pierce and party, Miss E. J. Hughes, Miss S. Thomas. 0
Competitive Meeting. On Friday evening a competitive meeting was held at the schoolroom of the C.M. Chapel, Mr Edward Wynne presiding. The programme consisted of various competitions and the adjudicators were Messrs W. Williams, W. Roberts, H. R. Jones (Stores), J. O. Roberts, and the Rev. R. Jones (Bryn Teg). Mr James Jones gave recitations and Christmas carols were rendered by the New- market Quartette Party.
D Th^death took place on Tuesday of Mr William Jones, Bonk Terrace, after a brief illness. Mr Jones took great interest in local affairs, and was parish trustee for schools, treasurer of the Debating Society, ,and oi several years n prominent member of t e Eisteddfod Committee.
Postal Facilities. The new arrangements in connection with the postal affairs b have come into operation. There are now two deliveries, at 7-30 a.m. MAUp.m.,and two :dispatches, 9-15 a.m. and 6-45 p.m —W.K.R.
Postal Arrangements. The Parish Council has under consideration the matter of extending the time limit for the despatch of letters from Upper Dyserth, and to a letter from the Council the Rhyl Post- master has replied to the effect that the hours at small country offices should not as a rule exceed eight a day, and it was proposed that the hours at the Ochr-y-Foel office should be as follows 9 to 1, 3-30 to 7-30, and 9 to 1 p.m. on Thursdays from May to October. If these hours are considered unsuitable the Council are requested to make further sugges- tions. A morning despatch has been com- menced this week, and is welcomed by all.
Pretty Wedding. A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the C.M. Church, Rhuddlan, on Saturday last. The contracting parties were Tlios. J. Jones, son of Mr Francis Jones, Pentre farm. Cwm, tc Rachel Dorothy Sillers, second daughter of Mrs Budge, Cairnsmore, Dyserth. Both are well-known in this neighbourhood, and are much respected. After luncheon, served at Evans' Restaurant, Rhyl, the happy couple left by train to Liverpool for their honeymoon amidst the good wishes of many friends.
United Prayer Meetings have been held every evening this week at the C.M. and Wesleyan Churches. The attendance has been fair.
Social Supper. The Church choir and Church officials, numbering from 60 to 70, were treated to a delicious repast at the schools on Thursday last week. The ladies who presided at the tables were Mrs Evans Jones, Mrs Thomas, Mrs John Roberts, Mrs Thame, Mrs Edward Roberts, and Mrs David Jones, assisted by willing helpers. Supper over, songs were rendered and games indulged in. After an t' In enjoyable time the company proceeded to the Watchnight Service at the Parish Church. The edifice was crowded, and a very suitable and eloquent address was delivered by the Rev J. Evans Jones.
Juveniles Entertained. The younger members of the Church Sunday 11 School enjoyed an excellent treat on Wednes- day week, a number of kind friends having arranged a Christmas Tree, all the children being handed a present from the tree by Mr Venables, who acted as Father Christmas.
Quarrymen's Dinner. The directors of the Castle Quarry invited their employees, also the railway men of the Cwm branch, and others, to the annual din- ner which was held at the Nant Hall Hotel. Prestatyn, on Wednesday last week. Thirty- two responded. and sat down to a very sub- stantial repast. After dinner an excellent programme of vocal and instrumental music was contributed by Mr L. Griffiths and Mr D. Roberts (Meliden), MrR. Davies (Dyserth), Mr Williams and Mr Jones (Mostyn). Mr J. T. Hughes (Dyserth) recited. The usual loyal toasts, the directors of the quarry, and other toasts were received with musical honours. Mr Sutclifte, who presided. informed the company that Mrs Storey, of Brynffynuou Hall, much regretted her in- ability to be present. Votes of sympathy were extended to Mrs Storey on account of a recent bereavement, and to the family of the late Mr Buleock. Mr Sutcliffe spoke very highly of the man- ner in which the men at the quarry carried out their duties, and mentioned that during the year more stone had been sent away than ever before, and the future looked bright. Mr Thomas Hughes, Meliden, foreman at the quarry, expressed the workmen's grati- tude to the directors for their generosity in providing this annual event, which tended to bring about closer unity between masters and men. Appropriate addresses were delivered by Messrs Leonard Hughes, P. R. Hughes, R. Williams (Surveyor), and W. Rowlands (Mostyn). The National Anthem concluded a very snccessful gathering.
The Coronation Hall. Mr and Mrs Richard Lewis entertained the past and present Parish Councillors, together with Messrs R. and R. Lewis' quarrymen, to a grand dinner at the Coronation Hall on Thursday evening last week, to celebrate the paying of the last instalment of the purchase loan of the Coronation Hall. The catering was very successfully carried out by Mr and Mrs D. Jones, Prengwyn Stores, assisted by Mr J. Evans Hughes, Miss Jones, Miss M. Hughes, and Mrs M. Jones. During the function, which was presided over by Mr J. Williams, J.P., Rosslyn, suit- able addresses were delivered by Messrs Charles Thomas, T. J. Humphreys, D. Jones, 1. Hughes, W. Roberts (Dyserth Hall), Ed. Williams (Ty'nyffynnon), J. Jones (Waterfall Villa), and Mr R. Williams (Clwyd Villa). Mr Ed. Morris composed verses for the occa- sion. All the speakers tendered most hearty thanks to Mr and Mrs Lewis for their hos- pitality, the gratitude of the workmen being p 't, I n voiced by Mr E. D. Evans. Mr Lewis responded, and gave a practical address on the welfare of the parish. A very interestinggathering terminated with votes of thanks.
Obituary. The death took place on Tuesday of Mrs Margaret Lewis, 'Rallt, aged 58, after a pro- longed illness. She was a devoted mother, and" much sympathy is being extended to the daughters and son.
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Wedding. A large amount of local interest was cen- tred upon a wedding solemnized at the Wes- leyan Chapel on Friday last week, in which the parties were Robert, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Williams (Abergele Terrace), and Mary, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Hughes (Marsh). The ceremony was performed by Xev. J. Lloyd Hughes, Caerwys assisted by Rev. E. G. Turner, Flint. The chapel was well filled. Mr Joseph Spencer presided at the organ. The bride, who was given away by her father, was dressed in cream silk eoline, trimmed with ribbon, insertion, and lace, hat with cream feather to match. The bridesmaids wore biscuit-coloured dresses trimmed with pink, with black picture hats. The best man was Mr Robt. J. Jones (cousin of the bridegroom). As the wedded C) couple left the chapel, amidst a shower of rice and confetti, the organist played the Wedding March." A reception was after- wards held in the Schoolroom, where a large uutnber of relatives and friends gathered. Several congratulatory speeches were made. The honeymoon was spent at Ashton. The presents received were numerous and costly.
The Church Social Tea on New Year's Eve. At the Churchroom on New Year's Eve a most enjoyable social tea was held, the com- plete success of which came as a very pleasant surprise after the terrible weather experienced on the previous days. Although these social teas are held not for profit, but for an opportunity of spending a pleasant hour together (as the price of the tickets and the quality of the teas prove), yet it is pleasant to think that the Churchwardens have been enabled by the profit on this tea to double the insurance on the Church, which was before inadequate, also to send a small subscription to the Lady Bates Nursing Fund by Nurse Jackson, who is, and has been, doing invaluable work in the parish. The tea was made very agreeable by the manifest good-will that abounded on all sides. The trayholders were:—Mrs Harris (Vicarage), Mrs Daniel Edwards, Mrs John Roberts (Clerk), Mrs R. J. Roberts (Rhewl Fawr), Mrs Bithel (Nielthorpe), Mrs Williams (Kidderminster House), Mrs Parry (Tan Lan), Mrs Ida Jones, Mrs Williams, (Garth Mill). After tea. Mr Bithel gave a recital on Mr William Roberts, Pentre, Llinegar's gramo- phone. Carols were also given by the Choir, a sweet solo by Miss Catherine Jones, and a duett by Mr Edward Davies (Choirmaster), and Mr William Davies. Then came the chief attraction of the evening, namely, the children's Nmas tree which had been beautifully decorated by Mrs and Miss Harris, and was loaded with all that makes life worth living for to the chil- dren. These were disposed of in groups, whereby it would be difficult for anyone to fail to get something after his or her taste. Mr Bithel superintended the raffle, and the toySi etc., were given out by Father Christmas a character well sustained by Master Morgan Harris.
Local Music Success. The Devonshire lieral(i makes the following announcement:—" Miss Vera Elliott was examined by the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in theory at the centre examination at Barnstaple, and passed successfully. Miss V. Elliott is 14 years old, and this is the fifth examination she has passed." Miss Elliott is the grand- daughter of the late Mr Roger Jones, Pen-y-ffordd.
Subsidence on the Highway. On Friday last week a strauge subsidence in which a horse was entrapped occurred in the main road by Mostyn Station. The un- fortunate animal, which was drawing a cart, sank to a depth of about six feet and was almost covered with water. A large number of helpers was soon on the scene, and aiter freeing the horse from the shafts of the cart, they succeeded in getting the animal out of the hole by tipping several loads of stone under the horse, and hauling it up with ropes. Seventeen cartloads of stone went to fill the sudsidence, which by some theories was caused by the workings of an old pit. On Saturday another subsidence took place close to the former one, the road was, there- fore, barricaded until this week, when the ground was inspected for the purpose of tracing further danger. No other cavity was discovered, and after filling the hole, the road was opened again.
Old Age Pensions. About twelve claims have been paid at Mostyn, and more cases are being investigated.
Lecture. Last Friday, at the C.M. Chapel, a lecture was delivered by Rev. E. Parry, Holywell, on Rev. John Jones, Talysarn." Mi- Davies (Dolphin) took the chair in the absence of Mr Jones, Gronant Farm.
Creditable. At a competitive meeting at Bagillt, Miss Lily Evans (Brynteg Villa), took the first prize for writing a psalm, and Miss A. Elder (Epwoith Villa), was third out of 19 com- petitors. Both are scholars at Gwespyr Council School.
Wesleyan Circuit Quarterly Meeting. This was held at Groes Chapel on Satur- day. Rev. K. Hopwood prosiding, when 86 delegates attended. After devotional exer- cises the contributions of the churches were received. Condolence was expressed with Mr Price (Teilia, Gvvaenysgor) on the death of his eldest daughter suddenly, also Mrs Evans (Gronant) on the accidental death of her husband Win. Evaus, with Thus. Parry (Newmarket) on his wife's death, and with the family at Voel Farm (Cwm) on the death of Mr T. Davies. The following appointments were made, with thanks for past services Messrs Griffith and Williams, circuit stewards Mr John Blythin (Axton) secretary of the meeting; Mr John Parry (Clerk Point of Ayr) as circuit chapel secretary Mr Robt. Ellis as treasurer of Foreign Missions Mr Tlios. Evaus (Tan y Morfa, Gwespyr) was thanked for past service, and Mr Goodman Ellis appointed for the ensuing year. Mr William Evans (Gronant) was also thanked and re-appointed treasurer of the Sunday School Fund. Mr J. B. Thomas, Gwespyr Council School, was appointed to a post con- nected with the Sunday Schools. A hearty reception was given to Rev. R. J. Hopwood, B.A., tutor at Richmond College, son of the superintendent.
Enterprise. John Jones, butcher, etc., Plas Captain Cottage Farm, begs to thank his numerous customers for their favours in the past, and wishes to inform them that he has decided to devote his whole time to the trade. He has taken Glauaber, Llanasa. and hopes by strict attention to business to receive the same support. He will always have a supply of fresh mutton, beef, and pork of the finest quality, which will be sold at the lowest possible prices. Home-made sausage of the best quality always in stock. The address is John Jones, Butcher, Glanaber, Llanasa, and customers are informed that he will con- tinue to call upon them with his conveyance. [ADVT.
Constitutional Club. Owing to pressure on space, a report of Thursday's successful dinner is being held over until next week. Mr Oswald Emlyn. of Rhyl, is to give an address on Taiiff Reform at the Club Room on Thursday next.
Cricket Club. The annual meeting held on Monday night was presided over by Rev. A. Gray Jones. The balance sheet shewed that financially the year had been a very successful one. Mr Mortimer (last year's president, and who was again elected to the same position) presented a bat each for the best batting and bowling average, these being won by Messrs W. A. Jones and C. M. Hopwood respectively, both of whom handed over the bats for the use of the club. For next season Mr Inglefield was elected captain, and Mr W. A. n Jones vice. Mr LI. Roberts consented to take up the duties of hon. secretary, and Mr Hopwood those of treasurer, the Rev. A. Gray Jones being elected chairman of com- mittee. An effort is to be made to run two teams next season.
]1 H. STUBBS, BOOK-KEEPER and AUDITOR, Central Chambers, High Street, Prestatyn. Income Tax Accounts prepared. Teacher of Shorthand and Book- keeping. Terms Moderate. Office Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 20 years' experience in Book-keeping and Accountancy. PRIVATE LESSONS given, usual English subjects. French, Music (Piano and Violin), Drawing, Science. Terms moderate. Pupils visited if detired.—Address, 884, P.W." office. MISS D. YEOMAN, Advanced Certifi- cates, R.A.M., "Lyndhurst," Prestatyn. Teacher of Piano and Theory. Terms, Moderate. BOY WANTED for the Printing Trade. Must be good schular. — Apply, "Prestatyn Weekly Office. PROPERTY for SALE, by Private Treaty, Houses, Shops, and Land. -Apply, Thomas Williams, Bradford House, Prest-atjn WALLIS AND SCOTT, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, have houses to Let at the following rents £ 19 10s, i-21, and £ 40 (with land), and £ 45. Houses and Building Land for Sale. ONices High St., Prestatyn. EGGS NOW BOOKED for Settii. Crystal Palace winning strain Black Orpingtons, and of my recent winners at West; Cheshire Poultry Show, held at Birkenhead, December 26th, taking two firsts and two seconds, also awarded the Society's Silver Medal for best bird exhibited. 1; and 21/- per setting. Second and third pens from grand stock (Cook's strain), 3/t> and 3- per setting. Buff Orpingtons, best pen. lU/b per setting second pen. ii/G per setting. Black Minorcas (extraordinary layers). IG and$/- per setting. Black and White Wyandottes, a/0 per setting. Alesbury Duck Eggs, BIG per eleven. Cnfertiles replaced once. A few stock Cockerels for sale cheap. Inspection invited. JR. THOMAS, BHOOKLAXDS," PUESTATi'X. JjpURNISHED Bungalows and Houses to Let at low rents for winter. Melyd Estate, Meliden Boad. Ideal sites for Weekend. Holiday, and Residential Bungalows, &c. House and Land on Sale, 4. bedrooms, bath. tfce., small Field, good gardens, about j acre Land. l'ricc freehold, £ 800. Good House and Shop on Sale, moderate price to an inllllcdiate pmcbaser. Unfurnished Houses to Let at £ .53, £ 30, £ 28, £ 20, £ 25, £ 22 10/ £ 19 10/ £ 10, £ 11, £ 13, £ 11, and taxes per annum. Good Paying Business for Sale. Insure your Houses, Furniture, Horses, Cattle, Employees, etc., against Fire, Accidents, Sickness, andDea-th. Full particulars on application to WILLIAM INGLEFIELD, House and Insurance Agent, Town Hall Buildings, Prestatyn. PENDRE SCHOOL, PRESTATYN. Day and Boarding School FOR GIRLS. Preparatory School for Boys. Principal: MISS ETHEL HICKSON (Teachers' Diploma University Cambridge). Friedenheim, BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. A few Day Pupils received. Next Term January 18th. A Class for the Cambridge Locals. Aliss EJ,.[ 8 1/. V, !J,.¡ ncifJu I. -=. ,æ" Miss M. Pascall, Late Organist and Choiruiistress of the United Methodist Free Church, Northwich. Two Certificates R.A.M. Teacher of Organ, Piano, Singing, and Theory. Pupils prepared for Diploma <1" other Examinations "Al-derley," High Street, Prestatyn,. Miss Florence M. Jewell, A.L.C.M.. TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, "GREYMOUNT," PRESTATYN. Pupils successfully prepared for the Examinations of the Associated Board of the. Royal Academy of Music, and Royal College of Music, London. n Mr. Peter Edwards, Mus. Bac. (PEDR ALAW). 00 years resident in London. Editor of Musical Column in "London Kelt." Conductor and Adjudicator (23 years' experience). Special attention given to el rs" VOICE CULTURE. /IN/ I ILL. IS, .1BERG ELK. PRESTATYN VISITED.
The Day Schools. The presentation of medals, books, and certificates for regular attendance was made by the Rev J. Evans Jones, and Rev R. P. Hughes. The winners of the bronze medal for three years perfect attendances were James Williams, Edith Williams, and Hugh Thomas. Book prizes were given for one year's perfect attendance to James Williams, Edith Williams, Edmund Lee, Hugh Thomas, David Robert Evans, Hetty Evans, Richard N. Jones, Victoria Edge, William Jones, Edward Williams, Wm. M. Williams. In addition there were 45 certificates. The whole of the medals, books, and certificates were given by the Flintshire Educatiou Committee.