Correspondence. 87, John Street, Bedford Row, W.C., London To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly. Dear Sir,—We are desired by the Marquis de Sommery to convey his thanks to all those in the district who have left cards on his mother and have enquired as to her state of health, and regret the Marquis's inability to reply to everyone individually, as also to return the calls that have been niade^on him- self, his residence at Prestatyn being of a private nature. Yours faithfully, LYDALL & SONS. 13th January, 1909. .+-
The Mysterious Motor Mishap; or, the Clue of the Crimson Cloak. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." Sir,-It is surprising and amusing to what an extent the Press has spread the prevailing epidemic Scarlet Fever 11 Let us hope that through the same means the desired anti-toxin will soon be forth- coming! I would suggest, to the still sceptical, that bloodhounds be set to work on Newfound- land—or water—without, of course, proposing the neighbourhood of Scylla or Charybdis C. FOOTE-BADHAM. "Thalassa."
Gwaenysgor. Competitive Meeting. A very successful competitive meeting was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday evening, and was largely atten- ded. The prize-winners were as follows Recitations for those under 12. 1 Glyn McDonald, 2 Howel Lewis Writing, under 16, 1 Emrys Parry, 2 Arthur Ellis under 12, prize divided between Misses E. Roberts and B. Ellis. Singing (open). Mr W. 0. Parry under 14, prize divided between Misses Edith M. Davies and Edith Lewis Pencil sketch, Ogwen Parry; Translation, Mr E. T. Jones; Heading, Messrs J. H. Parry and T. B. Ellis. The meeting was conducted by Mr John Roberts. The adjudicators were Messrs Ernest Jones (Llanasa). II. Wynne, R. Lloyd Wynne (Newmarket), Robt. Williams, and John 0. Roberts. The secretarial duties are being carried out by Mr Oswald McDonald. At the close a vote of thanks was accorded the adjudicators for their services.—J.L.W.
BRIWSION. Yr oedd hen wr a hen wraig o gauol y wlad wedi dod am dro at lan y mor,daethant i olwg y links. Meddai yr hen wreigan Beth maer 0 bobol acw yn neud dywed Tomes ? "Chwareu golff, debyg." "Beth ydi gout dywed?" "Wniddim." meddai lomos, os nad ffwl a ffon a ffèl."
Doeth Eiriau y Doctor. Yn ei gyfarfod ymadawol yn Ffynnongroew, rhoddodd y meddyg tirion, Dr Lloyd Owen. luaws o gynghorion doeth ¡'w hen gymydogion. 0 Wele rai o honynt :— "Byddwchollynymtaddwyr mewn ystyr foesol a gwleidyddol." "Dilynwch egwyddorion yn hytracli na dynion." "Cyfnewidiol ydyw dynion, a siomedig yw cyfeillion." "Oud y mae egwyddorion yn anghyfnewidiol a thragwyddol." Dysgwch wlthaniaethn rhwng personal; a chyfundrefnau (systents)." 11 Os yw y Landlord System fel cyfundrefn i'w chondemnio, eto fe geir ami i dirfeddianwi yn haeddu parch a chlod." Os yw y fasnach feddwol fel masnach yn yn haeddu ymosod yn ddiarbed armi, cto y mae llawer tafarnwr a ddarllawydd nas gallwn lai na'u hoffi fel personau." Gall Tori a Rhyddfrydwr wahaniaethn ar bynciau gwleidyddol etc fod yn gyfeillion M^Ni raid i EMwyswr gashau Ymneillduwr nac Ymneillduwr gyfrif pob Eglwyswr yn Yr un modd gyda golwg ar y gwahanol enwadau. Fe ddichon fod rhyw lath o eystadleuaeth gyfeillgar yn oddefol lhyug- ddynt, ond ni raid, ac ni ddylai gronyn o falais a chenfigen fodoli rhwng unrhyw enwad ag enwadau eraill." Gochelwch ysbryd dialgar. Gofalwch beidio mewn nnrhyw fodd atncanu drygu dyn yn ei amgylchiadau am nad yw yn digwydd bod o'r un olygiadau crefyddol nen wleidyddol a chwi." ) Os na chewch bob amser eich flordd eich hun mewn unrhyw gylch, peidiweh pwdu, a thaflu swydd i fyny mewn sorriant babanautd fel y mae arfer rhai." 41 Caffed amynedd ei pherffaith waith. Daliwch ati, y mae y gwir yn sicr o orchfygu yn y pendraw."
COMING EVENT. Jan. 18th-- Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., at the Corona- tion Hall, 7 p.m. Jan. 21st-Social Tea and Entertainment at the C.M. Chapel.
Debate on Socialism. After a brief relaxation, the Mutual Improvement Society of the Wesleyan Church had a crowded gathering on Wednesday evening last. The first portion of the meeting, under the presidency of Mr Rd. Williams, was devoted to the hearing of two instructive papers: Mr Philip Lea on Daniel," and Mr Isaac Hughes (jun.) on Nicotine," to whom a hearty vote of thanks was extended. The second portion of the evening, with Mr J. T. Hughes in the chair, was occupied with a lively debate on Is present-day Socialism in conformity with Christ's Teaching ? The affirmative was championed by Mr John Evans, Chapel House, and the negative by Mr Richard Williams. Mr Evans declared the numerous benefits that every individual would participate in in a very large degree if railways, canals, mines, etc., were the property of the Government, and not, as now, private enterprises. He gave a few Biblical quotations to show that the teaching of Christ was similar to the principles advocated by Socialists. Mr Williams strongly repudia- ted the statement that the elements of Social- ism were the same as those of Christ's teaching. He affirmed that the adoption of the principles of Christ throughout the land would be the only means, not only of im- proving the people's environment, but also that most important part of man. his soul. A warm discussion of thirty minutes' dill ation followed, those taking part being Messrs J. Evans Hughes, W. Roger Thomas (Ruabon, a native of Dyserth), Wm. Morgan (Dyserth Shop). Isaac Hughes, jun., and Mrs Sarah Hughes (Rosmari). The Chairman put the subject before the meeting to be voted upon, when the negative side won by a majority of two. A vote of thanks terminated a very capital debate.
A Whist Drive, inaugurated by a committee composed of residents, was held on Monday in the Reading Room, kindly lent by Messrs Ellis and Hughes. The event was a success financially and socially. Prizes were won by Mrs Simmons and Mr Kellett. The Committee have decided, after payment of expenses, to spend the balance in presenting some books to the Dyserth Mutual Improvement Society.
Mind Your Eye! Mr. W. Ellis, optician, Central Buildings, is receiving some excellent estimonials for the successful way in which he has remedied defective sight, and the number of his clients is constantly on the increase. All the most up-to-date appliances for the work are used by him.
Interment. The remains of the late Mrs Catherine Lewis were laid to rest on Friday last. A large concourse of relatives and friends paid their tribute of respect to the deceased. Those officiating were the Rev R. P. Hnghes, and Mr Isaac Jones. -+-
C £ *mt*ole«C £ The Family of the late Mrs CATHERINE LEWIS, 'Rallt, Dyserth, desire to thank their numerous relatives and friends for kind expressions of sympathy in their sad bereavement.
Competitive Meeting. A very iuteresriug meeting of a competitive character was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on Friday evening last week under the aus- pices of the Literary Society. These meetings continue to be very popular, and there are but few villages where so much interest is taken in promoting the welfare of the children through such gatherings. On this occasion a comprehensive programme was presided over by Mr Edward Hughes. The prize-winners were as follows-Singing: under 12, L. M. Thomas and A. M. Thomas equal under 1U, 1 E. Cunnah, 2 L. M. Thomas and T. Pierce (equal); adults, Miss M. Hughes (Bryniau). c> Recitations under 12, Alice M. Thomas adults, Mr T. Williams, Tanymaes. Cate- chising from Maes Llafur," A. M. Thomas and E. Thomas equal. The following ren- dered valuable service: Miss M. Hughes. Miss S. Thomas, Mr Ed. Roberts (Dyserth), and Mr John Pierce and party. The adjudi- cators were Mr Richatd Williams, Dyserth (singing), and Mr Lewis Hughes, Bryniau, 11 (recitations).
Church School. On Monday evening at the Church Schools, a managers meeting was held under the presidency of the Vicar (Rev D. Griffiths, B.A.) The following were present: Messrs. J. H. Parry, Edward Williams, and Peter R. Hughes. The Education Committee, in compliance with the request of the managers, had advertised for an assistant teacher. Eight applicants replied, and Miss Gertrude Owen, Rhyl, was appointed to the post. It was unanimously decided to inform* the County Education Committee of the need of more desks, and also the necessity for a piano.
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Pe-niel Wesleyan Sunday School. The quarterly meetings were held last Sunday, 'when a goodly number of delegates attended, some taking part. The afternoon meeting was presided over by Mr John Owen (Pen-y-ffordd). Mr Aluu Jones recited from memory Isaiah xii the children were catechised by Mr John Hughes songs were sung by the juvenile choir under Mr Thomas Jones Mr J. R. Williams, Quay Stores. questioned the middle and higher sections of the school and the president gave some questions for the meeting in general. Mr Owen again presided in the evening over a large congregation. Corinthians xiii was effectively recited by Mr H. Parry, followed by an examination by the president. Mr Wm. Jones, Quay Stores, then read a good paper upon The Claims of the Sunday School," in which he defended his subject well and to the point. The meeting was questioned by Mr J. R. Williams, followed by a fervent and effective address by Mr T Williams Gwespyr, upon "The Universality of Sunday School work." The address was greatly appreciated, as indeed were all the other parts of the programmes of both meetings, which were very creditably carried out. The answers'too were very satisfactory to the different examiners, and the meetings were of a most encouraging character.
"Gipsy Smith." This was the title of an address which the Rev J. Lloyd Hughes (Caerwys) delivered to "Bethania" Mutual Improvement Society last Monday night. The doors were thrown open to all comers with the result that, despite the bitterly cold weather, the schoolroom was tilled, and the speaker continued his lecture well over an hour. Close attention was given him by the audience, all of whom enjoyed immensely the lucid address.
Boy's Bright Prospect. The friends of Thomas Rees Jones will be pleased to know that, by the kind influence of the station master at Mostyn, a promising sea career awaits him. He will shortly enter the service of Sir Edward Bates and Sons, commencing as ship-steward, and from whose steamers he hopes to be ultimately advanced to the Cunard line. His parents apprenticed him to a botanical pursuit in South Wales about three years ago, where Thomas gave a gcod account of himself, but his nautical aspirations being topmost, had at last to be considered. The boy's grandfather (the late Mr Roger Jones) served at Gyrn Castle.
Sunday's Preachers, Bethania, Mr Wm. Griffiths (Gwcspyr) and Mr John Parry (Gronant) All Saints, Rev. H. Harris St. Andrew's, Bev; J. Hopwood, B.A. Tabernacle, Rev. R. Morgan Peniel. Mr John Parry (Gronant), and Mr R. Hughes (Mostyn).
Mostyn Mainroad Mishaps. Since the receut road subsidence several mishaps hereabouts have to be recorded. On Monday a restive horse wrecked the trap driven by Mr T. G. Joues (Pen-y-maes) near the place of subsidence. To supplement this a collision took place by the Post Office on Tuesday between a car owned by Mr Vickers (Gwespyr), and a greengrocer's cart from Greenfield. The latter had one shaft broken, but Mr Vickers'. vehicle fared worse, both shafts being smashed, the iron work damaged, and a portion of the harness ruined. After completing temporary repairs. Mr Vickers essayed to travel home, when the body of the vehicle parted cleanly from the wheels and the horse galloped off furiously,the trap trailing behind. The runaway had a clear road right into Ffynnongroew, where lie was stopped. The horse had a few nasty cuts, but none of the men in either of the accidents were hurt.
Trelogan. The Council School was re-opened on Monday, after the holidays, with an attendance of 135 scholars. The children have had an excellent treat in the form of a Christmas Tree, the toys, decora- tions, etc., for which were generously given by Mr and Mrs 0. W. Ellis, Brodawel. Master R. T. Smith (a son of one of the managers) acted the part of Father Christmas. and having donned the usual costume, he distributed the various articles to his school- fellows, with which they were highly delighted. y 0 Mr and Mrs Ellis were heartily thanked for their kindly action.—BERTHENGAMITE.
Llanasa. Church Social. At the schools on Wednesday last week, the annual Church Social was held, at which a large gathering assembled to enjoy the excellent tea prepared by Mrs Batters, Miss Profit, Miss Cartwright, Miss Bessie Evans, Miss Wray, Miss Sarson, and Miss Williams. An entertainment followed under the presidency of the Vicar (Rev W. L. Protheroe), with Mrs Protherop, and Miss E. L. Roberts (Newmarket) at the piano. An opening pianoforte solo was given by Miss Piper (Tan Lan Hall), and the following soloists contributed Messrs T. Williams, W. D. Vickers, Misses E. Hughes, and A. Williams, duets by Misses A. Thomas and M. Ellis, Misses Jenny and Molly Williams (Gwespyr), and Messrs T. Williams and F. Parry. The Vicar punctuated the programme with several bright and interesting remarks, and the gathering, which was a happy one. concluded by singing the Welsh national anthem.
—- FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." Sir,—Kindly allow me a small space to thank the above Council for their efforts to have the places of business in Llanasa Parish closed at an earlier hour on week days, especially on Saturday nights. There is a great change lately, for instead of seeing young children and women doing their shopping late, I find that they are endeavour- ing to do their business at an earlier hour-- to their own credit and to the satisfaction of the shopkeeper. Perhaps the Council will allow me to mention another important matter. A depu- tation should be appointed to wait upon the various chapel leaders pointing out the desirability of having their week-night meetings closed at a proper hour. I think this matter ought to have special attention. What would you think, Mr Editor, of seeing young men and youug women on the roads in rural districts between ten and eleven at night through being kept late in chapel meetings ? Is it not time to call attention to this serious state of affairs which exists in our midst ? I hope the suggestion thrown out will be acted upon.—Yours, etc., SYLWEDYDD.
<» Ploughing Match. Preliminary arrangements are being made for the annual match of the Llanasa and District Ploughing Association. A field in I which to hold the match is being advertised for.
An Expensive Necktie. At a special Police Court held at Rhyl on Monday, Alfred Williams, Tai Gwyndy. Llanasa, was charged with stealing a necktie valued 1/5 from the house of Price Lloyd, Bertliengam. Williams pleaded guilty, and he was fined 2/6, and the costs he had to pay amounted to ill.
Newmarket. Funeral. On Friday afternoon the funeral took place of Mr William Jones, Bonk Terrace. There was a large number of people present, which testified to the popularity of the deceased. Members of the Trades Union attended, as also did representatives of the local Foresters' Club. The Rev. S. Thomas conducted a short service at the house, and the Rev. T. Wells Jones (Pendraeth) and the Rev. G. H. Davies (Rector), took part in the burial service. The floral tributes were numerous, and a wreath was laid on the grave by the members of the Debating Society. The deceased was but 35 years of age, and leaves a wife and two young children.
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