J. Lloyd Jones I (From Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chemists to the Quaen). Dispensing and Family Chemist, THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN Prescriptions carefully compounded under the personal supeivision of the Principal. Telephone No. 3yl. For Home-made BREAD THAT WILL PLEASE THE MOST CRITICAL PALATE, GO TO W.J. Williams THE STORES. RING UP NO. 10 FOR Plumbing, Gasfitting, and Glazing. Greenhouse Glass cut to sizes, from 1-id. 2 per foot. For Estimates apply T. PARRY WILLIAMS & Co., "The Grove," Prestatyn. Barley Bread CAN NOW HE OBTAINED AT A. W. JONES, Provincial Stores, (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN JIIORRIS DOWELL, DECORATOR, PAINTER, PAPERHANGER. GLAZIER, &c., HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN, Estimates Free and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Telephone 4x2. O. H. Hughes WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, 1 HIGH STREET, next to Post Office, PRESTATYN. Repairs on the Premises. I. a. wmatAiis, Boot and Shoe Maker, HIGH-CLASS WORKMANSHIP AND BEST LEATHER GUARANTEED. Opposite Church Gates, PrestatyD W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE: 2. CAIRNS TERRACE. E. D. JONES, BUILDER & CONTRACTOR, and Bardic Chair Maker, OLIVE VILLA, Meliden Road, PRESTATYN. R. Morgan Hughes, TAILOR, ETC., 7, Hafod Terrace, Prestatyn. Men's Suits to Measure, from 35/- Youths' Suits to Measure, from 25/- Making and Trimmingonly, from 18/- Repairs neatly and promptly executed. EGGS NOW BOOKED for Setting-/ 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. 15/- and 21/- per setting. Second and third pens from grand stock (Cook's strain), 3/6 and 51- per setting. Buff Orpingtons, best pen, 10/6 per setting second pen, 3/6 per setting. Black Minorcas (extraordinary layers), 3/6 and 5/- per setting. Black and White Wyandottes, 3/6 per setting. Alesbury Duck Eggs, 3/6 per eleven. Unfertiles replaced once. A few stock Cockerels for sale cheap. Inspection invited. R. THOMAS, BROOKLANDS," PRESTATYN, Funerals completely furnished by WILLIAMS AND JIICHAKDS, Drapers, etc., Prestatyn. To the Overseers of the Poor for the Parish of Prestatyn in the County of Flint, to the Clerk to the Licensing Justices, to the Superintendent of Police of the Division of Prestatyn, in the said County, and to all whom it may concern. T the undersigned, Thomas Edward Hughes of Victoria Buildings, High Street, Pres- tatyn. Chemist, do hereby give you notice that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting to be holden at Prestatyn, on Wednesday, the 10th day of February, 1009, for a license authorising me to apply for and hold an excise license to sell by retail at a shop situate at Victoria Buildings, High Street, Prestatyn, aforesaid, Wine to be consumed off the premises in pursuance of the act 23 Vict. C. 27, S. 3, and Acts amending the same, such premises being held by me as tenant of Thomas Dowell, and being of the annual value of JE30. Dated this 13th day of January, 1909. THOMAS EDWARD HUGHES. Urban District of Prestatyn. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PRESTATYN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL held on Thursday, the 31st day of December, 1908, at 6-30 p.m., and pursuant to notice published in the "Prestatyn Weekly" on the 19th December, 1908, passed the following Resolution :— 0 That the Council do apply in the next Session of Parliament for an Act to transfer the undertaking of the Prestatyn Gas Company to the Council, to confer upon the Council further powers in relation to the supply of gas and water, and to make further provision for the local government, health, and improvement of the district. Dated this 4th day of January, 1909. JOHN HUGHES, Clerk to the Council. To Singers and Reciters. THE TWELFTH ANNUAL TEST CUP CONCERT OF 'IEEE, Welsh Congregational Church, Prestatyn, WILL BE HELD IN THR TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN, On Thursday, January 28th, 1909. Solo Competitions. 1.—For the Best Rendering of any Solo. Prize, A Silver Cup. 2.—For the Best Rendering of any Solo, by Children under 14 years of age. Prize, A Silver Medal. Recitation Competitions. 3.-Recitatioll for those over 14 years of age. Own Choice (Welsh or English). Prize, A Silver Cup. 4.-Recitation for those under 14 years of age. Own Choice (Welsh or English). Prize, A Silver Medal. Adjudicators: Music: PETER EDWARDS, Esq., Mus. Bac. (Pedr Alaw), Abergele. Recitations: Rev. T. O. JONES, "Tryfan." Conductor HUWCO PENMAEN. Accompanist G. W. JONES, Esq., Prestatyn. The Competitors must provide copies for the Adjudicators and Accompanist. All Competitors in Solos and Recitations must send in their names and addresses, and title of their pieces, on or before January 21st, 1909, to the Secretary. Preliminary Test announced in Day Programme. Further particulars may be obtained from the Secretary, O. T. JONES, Olive Villa. Prestatyn. Treasurer: E. TREVOR ROBERTS. Prestatyn Art Classes. These Classes are held three and four times weekly, including Still Life," Flower, Landscape, and Figure Painting, in Oil and Water Colour. For special terms and hours apply to Miss JESSIE TAYLOR (Certificated S.K.), Saudyway, Warren Road, Prestatyn. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. Miss Hansen begs to announce that she is opening a Hand LAUNDRY under personal supervision, on January 25th, at Edmonsley," Meliden Road, Prestatyn.
Record of Coming Events. 28th January.-Congregational Church Annual Test Concert. Feb. 4th.—Christ Church Schools Tea and Com- petitive Meeting. Chwefror 4ydd — Cyfarfod Dirwestol Cyhoeddus yn Horeb." Feb. 14th and loth (Sunday and illoiiday) .-Welsh Congregational Church Anniversary Meetings.
Trams to Rhyl. The Light Railway Commissioners have in- timated that they will hold an inquiry at the Town Hall, Rhyl, on January 30, as to the expediency of granting an application by the Light Railway and General Construction Company, Limited, for an order empowering them to construct a light electric railway from Rhyl to Prestatyn. The total length of the railway will be but five miles, and the cost is estimated at £33,796.
Deed of Assignment. The Prestatyn creditors of Mr Ryall, of Nant Hall Hotel, number 21, representing a sum of about KSOO. The gross liabilities are stated to be' £ 2,212, A deed of assignment has been made.
The Council. A special meeting of the Council was held on Thursday night when it was decided to memorialize the Local Government Board, asking for sanction to adopt certain parts of the Public Health Amendment Act, 1907. The memorial states that "it is expedient that better provision should be made in reference to streets and buildings, sanitary arrangements, infectious diseases, common lodging-houses, recreation grounds, and other miscellaneous matters, and that the powers of the Council in relation to the health, local government, and improvement of the district should be enlarged accordingly."
Trinity Literary Guild. The social re-union to be held this Friday evening promises to be of an interesting character. New competitions and musical items form a part of the programme, with refreshments free to all. Commence 7-30.
The Golf Club. The usual monthly medal handicap was played on Saturday, and resulted in a tie between Mr Richardson and Mr Thos. Jones. The scores returned were as follows Cross. H'cap Nett. W. P. Richardson 85 8 77 Thos. Jones 99 22 77 F. D. Drake 89 9 8U F. J. Drake, jnr. 97 14 83 T. H. Jones 114 28 86 F. Jewell 111 16 95 T. B. Griffiths 111 16 95 On Saturday the club is due to play at Holywell.
Poultry Stealing. Peter Morris, a well-known character in the district, was before the Rhyl magistrates on Thursday for stealing poultry belonging to Dr. Smith, Prestatyn. He was fined 5/- and JBl 0/6 costs, and would undoubtedly have been sent to prison but for the fact that Dr. Smith pleaded for him.
SUNDAY TRAMS. Notes and Queries. The test question at the next Urban District Council Election will be, Are you in favor of Sunday trams between Rhyl and Prestatyn V" Say "Yes," and out you go; answer No," and you secuie the votes of all who have the best interests of the place at heart. It is a dead certainty that Prestatyn will suffer financially, morally, and religiously, by the running of trams on Sunday. Llandudno and Uolwyn Bay won't have them, why should we ? The Churches — Welsh and English-- Established and Free. must speak out with no uncertain voice, and the powers that be will then give attention. In What public need will be served, except ttic il thirsty need of the bonafide traveller "? To bring the thirsty trippers from Rhyl and dump them down here will be to turn Pres- tatyn into a pandemonium. Some good folks say they are in favour of limiting Sunday trams, not stopping t) 0 them altogether. The answer to which is that many or few, they would be a curse to the place. You don't want to "limit" a curse, you want to stop it altogether. Is it true that Austrians are floating the Company—or will manage the Tramway ?— if so, what do they care for English or Welsh religious sentiments ? Petitions are being prepared for signatures against Sunday running. Sign up, Prestatyn Z, If the Urban District Council will give a good lead, they will have splendid support. To resist this proposed encroachment upon the sanctity of the Sabbath, there must be no division in the ranks—Church and Chapel must be united. 'And then we shall win. CIVICUS-
The First Step. The Town Clerk has received intimation that the local bill will not be opposed on Standing Orders," which means the necessary legal formalities have so far been complied with in every respect. Had this not been so. the bill might have run the risk of being thrown out on Monday next, when the Town Clerk has to be in London to make certain declarations.
Peaceable Prestatyn. It is quite a common occurrence for there to be scarcely any business for the magistrates to attend to at a local monthly session. This was the case again on Wednesday. The proceedings only lasted a few minutes, con- sisting of three rate cases, and a licensing application.
Presentation to the vicar. The Rev Meredith Hughes and Mrs Hnghes have been presented with a purse of gold and an inscribed silver salver on severing their connection with Brynymaen. Practically all Churchmen and Nonconformists in the parish subscribed to the fund, as also did a large number of visitors to the district, all being anxious to show their appreciation of the excellent work done by the rev. gentleman and his wife. The presentations were made by two little girls in the presence of a rep- resentative gathering.
The Eisteddfod. Men may come, and men may go, But I go on for ever." For a number of years Prestatyn's Whit Monday Eisteddfod has been successfully carried through under the guiding hand of Mr R. Hughes (Station House) as secretary. This year the reins of office are being taken by Mr J. M. Hughes, who will doubtless continue the work with his predecessor's enthusiasm and energy.
Crusade Against Sunday Trams. It is suggested that representatives of the Free Churches at Prestatyn should arrange with those at Rhyl for a combined onslaught against the proposals to -run Sunday trams between the two places.
Prestatyn's Healthy Manhood. During the last few days Dr Griffiths has examined upwards of 70 men for membership in the Prestatyn and District Tontine Society and with one exception all were certified as "fit." It is stated that persons prepared to pay "back money" may still be accepted as members of this Society, provided of course the necessary medical certificate is obtained.
Girls' Friendly Society. There was a most enjoyable gathering in connection with this helpful organization at the Church Room on Thursday evening last week, when between 30 and 40 associates and members attended. After refreshments the evening was pleasantly spent, songs, etc., being given, and some of the associates addressed the girls.
United Church Meetings. The series of preaching meetings, etc., arranged by the local Welsh Free Church Council have been fairly well attended, and at "Bethel" on Friday last week, Rev. D. Stanley Jones, Carnarvon, was the preacher. The concluding meeting is to be held at "Rehoboth" to-night (Friday), when Mr Joseph Benn is to preside.
The Lights. Perhaps when the gas is municipalised we shall be able to provide something more than a mere glimmer of light in High Street on dark nights. When the shops are closed on Sundays and Thursdays the gloom is very noticeable, in spite of the efforts of those who look after the lamps. Incandescent mantles are ticklish things to handle, especially when one is on top of a ladder in a windy street.
Hockey. The Prestatyn Club played its first match on Thursday, St. Asaph being the visitors. The latter included two international men, so that when it is recorded that ttio homesters made a draw of it, the satisfaction at the result expressed by the local club can be -quite understood. The game proved very interesting, and at half-time the visitors had the lead, but shortly before the conclusion W. A. Jones made matters equal by scoring for Prestatyn.
Early Lambs. Sheep belonging to Mr Daniel Davies have cast two lambs These are probably the earliest in this district.
Tariff Reform. The lecture on the above subject which should have been given at the Constitutional Club this week, has been postponed to Friday next.
Speeches at Prestatyn. There was a goodly muster at the Royal Victoria Hotel on Thursday evening last week. the occasion being the annual dinner of the Prestatyn Constitutional Club, over which Mr Harold Edwards presided. Host and hostess Sparks placed before the guests an excellent menu, and after dinner I the evening was devoted to speech and song. A special feature of the gathering was the presentation to the local club of the Flintshire Constitutional Clubs Billiard Challenge Shield, the Prestatyn team now being the county champions. Mr P. P. Pennant made the presentation in felicitous terms, and the same was acknow- ledged by Mr George H. Roberts, captain of the team. The usual loyal toast were given from the chair and duly honoured. [n giving the toast of "The Constitutional Cause," Mr Pennant said that in all parts of the country Constitutionalism was going up with the flowing tide, one of the chief causes of which was the attitude of the present Government, especially in its financial aspect, lor huge expenditure was being incurred and not the least arrangement made to meet it. They had done away with the sugar duties, which provided 3 1 millions, whereas in',the 2 present year they had to find double that from somewhere or other. With regard to Wales, it was very evident that the Government were fighting shy of a disestablishment and disen- dowment measure, and the Welsh members who made such a fuss were really afraid of it at heart, and that not without very good reason, for they had evidently not forgotten the result of their previous attempt in this direction (hear, hear). Many good judges said that the Government could not carry on for another year, and in that case be urged them to get their armour on (applause).
Like the Old Oak Tree. Mr Harold Edwards, who was heartily- received, likened the Constitutional cause to the great old oak tree which sheltered ail classes and all interests. It was not the work of a day, but had grown up through the centuries. They as Conservatives held the fundamental principle that we should con- serve and keep all that is best in the constitu- tion of the country. That was directly oppo- site to the principles of the present Govern- ment (applause). Sudden changes were not good for anyone. Three years ago the Liberals were returned with a tremendous majority, but it was useless expecting any good return from a bad investment. The Government 0. had come into power with a certain mandate from the people. But what they had-done was to bring in hastily-conceived measures which were not required by the public. The recent Education Bill was an example of this. They were all anxious to see this great question settled, but not in the way the Government had proposed (applause).
A Radical Trick. Mr H. A. Tilby (Hhyl) spoke in eulogistic terms of the work done for the cause by Mr Pennant. With regard to the present Government, he said that some people imagined that because they had got in with a tremendous majority they would remain in power for 20 years. Well, the first thing they did was to try and destroy free speech in the House of Commons, for that was what their proposal for more effective debate amounted to (hear, hear). They had passed a very large number of measures, but were we any better for them ? Was the name of Great Britain more respected ? Were the unemployed less, or were our relations with the Colonies any better ? The Government had had messages from all parts of the coun- try, through bye-elections, that the sooner they retired the better. Their majority was one which had no cohesion, for whereas 116 Liberal members had petitioned the Prime Minister that the expenditure on the Navy should be decreased, 190 Liberal members had sent in a petition to the opposite effect The result of this sort of thing was to be seen everywhere, for even in villages which had been Radical strongholds an entire change was taking place. With regard to the Disestablishment question, which Mr Pennant bad referred to, he (Mr Tilby) had been reading lVIt Herbert Lewis' election address the other day, but not a word could he find in it regarding this important matter. Yet when Mr Herbert Lewis was speaking at a public meeting in Prestatyn a short while ago, he said that every Welsh member was pledged to Disestablishment, and the measure should have his full support. But this was only an ordinary Radical trick (hear, hear). Mr J. H. Ellis (Rhyl) gave the toast of Prestatyn Club, coupled with which was the name of Mr T. J. Scott. Mr C. Burt, as Chairman of the Club, and Mr D. H. Roberts (the lion, secretay) suitably responded. Mr Scott proposed the health of the Chair- man, and the same was acknowledged by Mr Pennant, who for the latter part of the pro- ceedings took the chair, Mr Fdwards having had to leave. During the evening a musical programme was contributed to by Messrs H. K. Osborne, Bert Jones, J. Roberts, J. J. Beer, and T. Fenton, Mr Charlton being the accompanist.
Account Books. Large variety at low prices.—BURROWS' Stationery Warehouse, Prestatyn.