Scholars' Railway Fares. We understand that the Railway Company is to be approached with the view of having reduced fares for children from Dyserth who attend the County School at Rhyl. Concessions have already been made in this respect at other places, and we feel sure the L. & N.W. Company will give the matter full consideration. It is to be hoped that those interested in the matter will move at once, so that if the Company is favourable to the scheme, the children may be able to make use of the railway during the present winter months.
Talargoch Again. A sale by auction was advertised to take place at the Talargoch Lead Mines on Wed- nesday, and between 30 and, 40 people had assembled at the works at the hour an- nounced, many having come from a distance. At the last moment, however, the public were informed that the gale would not take place. This is the second time within three weeks that a similar incident has occurred here.
Contributions to this column will be welcomed, and may be made direct to Mr T. Edwards, Brynteg, Chester, who invites residents and others to send any information relative to Prestatyn district which they may possess.
TALAR GOCH (continued). The beds of limestone which sweep round Graig Fawr dip to the north, and north west, until they are cut off by the great Yale of Clwyd fault. The veins, having a general north-eastarly direction, traverse the bods at an acute angle, so as to pass gradually from the massive white limestone of the south-west jend of Talar goch mine into more thinly beddel limestone, and finally through the black-limestone series of the north-east end, where they are cut off by shale. Their direction so nearly coincides with the strike of the thin-bedded limestone that the vein-products are often found occupying the position of a bed between two highly inclined bedding-planes marked with slicken- side. The veins are three in number, and are known as Panton's Vein on the N.W. the Talargoch Vein in the centre and the Cae- llys, Coetia-Ilyi, or South joint to the S.E. They are roughly parallel and all hade or underlie to the N.W. The direction and hade of the Talargoch Vein at various points are as follows :—-at the South-west end, N. 22° E., at 1 in 2 under the high road, N. 34° E. near the office, N. 50° E., at 1 in 7 near the Methodist Chapel and at the Mostyn shaft, N., 50° E., at 1 in 2; and a the North-east end, N., 50° E., at 1 in 5. The direction of the South joint from about E., 8° N,, in the southern part to E. 41° N., towards the North, the bade being about 1 in 3. It has been worked for a distance of about 200 yards southwards from the shale- fault which forms the northern boundary of the mine. Panton's Vein first appears a few yards north of Walker's shaft, and runs N., 80° E. curving to N., 50 E., on approaching the shale-fault. The Talargoch Vein alone runs the whole length of the mine, a distance of about 1,400 yards. In former days a large quantity of ore was obtained from the base of the drift. It was found in large water-worn lumps distributed over the surface of the rock, and was obtained by driving galleries in various directions through the gravel, which had been drained of, water by the pumping in the mine. Ore found in this manner is known as gravel or round ore it commonly occurs near the outcrop of a productive vein, and forms a useful indication to the miner. It may be supposed that as the rook containing the vein perished a'ld washed away, the lumps of ore remained behind, owing to their higher specific gravity. Masses are said to have been found so large as to have yielded 80 tons of ore. The workings in the Talargoch Vein have been carried to a depth of 800 yards from the surface at the north end, and in the south joint and Panton's vein to about half this depth. Plans and sections are now deposited in the Home Office, Whitehall. In 1881 a lode rich in blende, but with little lead, was worked at the former depth in the Talargoch Vein, while to the south pockets and flats connected with the same vein, at 220 yards depth were yielding large quantities of lead with little or no blende. The replacement of the lead by blende in the depth proved unfortunate for the mine. The shallower parts of the vein mentioned above may be considered exhausted. The white limestone of the south end yielded vast quantities of ore, while the black limestone also was highly productive, though in other mines it has generally been found to be barren 0 At the south end of the mine the Talargoch Vein splits up into and is intersected by numerous small strings from which a groat quantity of ore has been raised. Some of them may be seen running up the sides of Graig Fawr and the rock on which Dyserth Castle stands. Their direction varies from E. 25° N. to about E. 50° N.; but one of the strongest, known as the China Rake, runs E. 100 S., intersecting and cutting off the others. It obtains its name from the fact of its being filled with a fine silicious vein-stuff, which has been used in the Staffordshire Potteries. The deposit in its unweathered state resembles granular quartz, but readily weathers into a loose pure white sand. It often contains lumps of calc-spar and galena, and is clearly a chemically formed vein-pro- duct, not to be confounded with the chert- breccia which is found in the veins at the north end of the mine. Silicious vein stuff is commonly found in the Flintshire veins, especially in the beds which lie next below the chert, but not often in such purity. From the China Rake the silica runs down towards the Clive shaft along a string from which it is occasionally raised at the present time. The value of the white sand was about ten shillings per ton, but there was not much demand for it. (Tobe continued.)
Preaching Meeting. At the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel on Satur- day night and all day on Sunday, preaching meetings are to be held, the Revs. A. W. Davies (Brymbo), and W. O. Evans (Rhyl), being the ministers announced to take part.
School Play Ground. Forty cart loads of suitable material are being placed on the school play-ground at Dyserth for the purpose of levelling it. Hitherto the ground has been in a very un- satisfactory state, the greatest portion of it being bare and very uneven rock. Any of the children falling might easily have received c serious injury, so that the present attempt to level the ground is a move in the right direction.
Football. The Prestatyn Thursday team was at Meliden on Thursday, opposing the Swifts from the latter village. The visitors were the stronger lot, and won with a score of 5 goals to 1. Bennett, Roberts, Jones, and Brooks scored for Prestatyn, and Parry for the Swifts.
Llanasa. -i A Case of Overcrowding. At a meeting of the Holywell (Rural) Dis- trict Council on Friday afternuon, the inspec- tor reported all outbreak of diphtheria at a cottage at Penllan, in the parish uf Llanasa. A report on the subject was also received from Dr. J. Williams, the district medical officer, to the effect that the infected family consisting of the father (an old soldier), mother, and four children-all slept in one room, about ten feet square, with no ventila- tion. It was a very serious case of over- crowding, not creditable to their civilisation. Owing to this and other outbreaks he had or- dered the closing of the Talacre Schools. The Clerk (Mr P. H. Roberta) pointed out that they had already served a notice upon the agent of the property. Mr J. Petrie Why let houses to such people ? Here is a one-roomed cottage, with a man and four or five children. Mrs Batters I don't think he can afford to pay a big rent for a house, poor man. Mr Petrie If he can't afford it, and has a good case, it would be better for the parish to come to his help, rather than spread infection like this. He is not only injuring his own health but a source of danger to others. It was pointed out that there was no application from the man for relief. Mrs Batters said the man had the sym- pathy of the parish. It was understood the agent of the property would be urged to move in the matter as soon as possible.
Gwespyr. Travelling without a Ticket. J. At Rhyl Police Court on Tuesday, Richard Owen Evans, of Gwespyr, was charged with travelling on the railway without paying the fare, and with intent to evade payment, on August 12. After a long hearing the Bench fined Owen 2s. 6d., with costs amounting to lis
A SUGGESTION TO THE RAILWAY COMPANY. To the Editor of the" Prestatyn Weekly." DEAR SIR,-It is to be hopedj that the local Councils of Prestatyn, Llanasa, and Mostyn will petition the L. and N.W.R. Co., to establish Motor trains on the main line between Holywell and Rhyl, and to erect thereon three new stations at Llanerchymor, Ffynnongroew. and Grronant. This would be an immense boon tp the public of the district both for business and marketing purposes. There is a great future for motor trains.—Yours etc., Ffynnongroew. J.R.W.
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[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Concert. The annual concert in connection with Siloa Welsh Independent Chapel was held on Wednesday evening, 4th iust., at the Wesleyan Schoolroom, and was, without a doubt, one of the most successful concerts held so far this season. The artistes included the well-known soprano and baritone from Nantlle Vale, Mrs Henderson Jones, and her brother Mr Alexander Henderson. The former showed the quality and compass of her voice to best advantage in The Star of Bethlehem and Merch y Cadben," and the latter in the song Revenge." Both were repeatedly encored. The remaining artistes were all local, and gave a good account of themselves. They were the following Mr Wm. Parry, Newmarket, and Miss Hannah Griffiths, who contributed songs and Masters Hywel Jonea and John Ellis, Miss Dorothy Ellis, and Mr John Price Jones who gave some excellent recitations. Miss Jennie Williams played some pianoforte solos in a very satisfactory manner. Mr Thomas Jones, The Schools, acted as accompanist; Dr E. Lloyd Owen occupied the chair, and Huwco Penmaen, of Rhyl, conducted in a very able manner. The chairman said that he was glad to see, on looking through the programme, that such a rich feast had been prepared for them—a feast not foi the body but, through the medium of the ear, for the mind and lie trusted for the soul also. He would not say that the artistes would sing or play the violin or other instrument, but would sing with or through the violin, or would make the violin sing. As the audience knew, the Welsh get the credit of being very musical, Mor o gan yw Cymru i gyd." It was true that nine out of ten (himself being the tenth) in Wales were able—in a style—to sing, having learnt one from another by imitation, like parrots, so to speak. But how many out of the nine had their voices developed properly, could fairly convey the sense of the pieces they sang ? What number of them could 1'ea'¡ music, either in the old or new notation ? How many could start a hymn in a place of worship if it did not possess a musical instrument, and should the precentor happen to be absent ? How many out of the nine eould sing a song at sight'? Should we not have a greater number of notationists among us in the beginning of this 20th century ? He was glad to understand that the ac- companist of the evening, Mr Jores, the headmaster, had introduced the subject in his school two years ago, so there were strong grounds for believing that in five or ten years Z, a generation of notationists shall have arisen, so that this reproach will be taken from us, and we may expect a number of excellent singers to arise, who shall be able to read music for themselves, and amongst them, possibly, one or more composers of world- wide fame. Could not classes for older pupils also be arranged for the winter months ? In a recent number of that valuable medium the Prestatyn Weekly, someone had suggested that an annual Provincial Eistedd- fod should be instituted in Ffynnongroew. It would not be a difficult task were ail the Churches, Established and Free, to unite and co-operate in the matter. It would be a valuable means of advertising and making tha place known. At present, not having a railway station of their own, Ffynnongroew is an unknown name to large masses, even of their own countrymen. Not only an Eis- teddfod Choir could be formed, but also an Eisteddfod Orchestra, with stringed and wind instruments, could be constructed. The materials were at hand, an orchestra having already run a very successful, though brief, career, a few years back, under the able con- ductorship of Mr Jones, The Schools. Prizes-open or confined to local candi- dates-might be offered to the most success- ful competitors in musical examinations, and for the best musical compositions. Of course such an Eisteddfod would include poetry, prose, recitations, and other subjects besides the one we have under consideration at present. Referring to the recitations rendered during the evening, the chairman remarked what a valuable practice it was to thus repeat selec- tions from eminent authors. By this means an orator who resided on the other side of thE globe was brought into our midst or an author that had been dead many a long year was made to speak again. This was exemplified during the evening by the excellent rendering by Mr J. Price Jones of Job in the Storm by the late Eben Fardd. In England the whole evening was ofter profitably spent iu listening to recitations ir a private or public entertainment.
Lifeboat Rescue. Rockets wore fired at 5-35 on Wednesday evening to assemble the crew of the Point-of Ayr Lifeboat, as it was discovered that a vessel was aground on the West Hoyle Bank. The boat was launched at 6-10 and proceeded to the scene of the supposed wreck, which proved to be the barque Daniel," in ballast for France, having stranded in the fog. The vessel got off on the flood tide, assistance being given by the lifeboat crew, who arrived back at the Lifeboat Station at 10-80. The vessel had only just left the Point-of- Ayr Colliery, where she had brought timber from Norway. It seems she went aground right over the place where the Peel Castle rD sank about two years ago, when the lifeboat saved the whole crew. She now lies in the Mostyn Deeps awaiting an examination of her keel, before proceeding on her journey.
Distressing. On Wednesday morning, Edward Evans, Blacksmith, living at Owens Terrace, was found drowned in a disused claypit behind the terrace. There is no trustworthy information up to time of writing as to how he got there. He was greatly respected by everybody, being a quiet inoffensive man. He was a communi- cant, and regular in his attendance at All Saints. Last Sunday evening, he and his wife were in church, and stayed behind for the communicants' meeting. He seemed fairly cheerful in leaving church that evening. Z, Much sympathy is felt for the widow and the deceased's relatives.
Thanksgiving Services. All Saints Church held its annual Harvest Tliansksgiving Services last Thursday after- noon and evening, the preacher at both services being the Rev. D. Pugh, Vicar of Ysceifwy, who had, during the revival period, given many soul-stirring addresses. There were large congregations at each service. The Choir sang an anthem—"Graslawn fuost o Arglwydd 'ith dir,"—composed by the conductor Pencerdd Callestat" The congregational singing was of a very hearty nature. Miss Lucy Thomas presided at the harmonium in a very able manner. The decorations wer4p beautiful, aud highly credi- table to the ladies who undertook the work.
Closure. I understand that the Talacre R.C. School has been closed by order of the Holywell Rural Sanitary Authority for a month,"owing to an outbreak of diphtheria in the district. It is hoped that the much-dreaded scourge will soon disappear. The authority is to he commended for its promptness in dealing with the matter, for there is nothing like nipping it in the bud. Information has just been received that Llanasa school has also been closed.
Resignation. Mr Thomas Jones, Headmaster of the Council School Mixed Department, who was some time ago elected by the Llanasa Parish Council Meeting as its representative on the managemont of the Talacre R.C. Schools, resigned the office at the Parish Council meeting, owing to the new order in the latest Education Code, which stated that ao teacher will be allowed in future to serve as manager in any school. The Council declined to accept the resignation pending further enquiries.
Utility. All Saints Church has a bencfactor in Mrs. Pownall, of Plas Derwen. She has in times gone by presented the church with most use- ful furniture, and last week she made a further presentation in the shape of brass umbrella-stands for each seat, and a hymn number board. They will prove of the utmost utility, and will be aiij, acquisition to the church. Perhaps others will now follow her example, and present the church with an organ, and lamps. This will complete all present necessities.
Chestnut Trees. Many have read; Longfellow's "Village Blacksmith" in which the chestnut tree served the useful purpose of sheltering 4fee smithy from the storms of winter and the heat of summer. Nowadays, these trees turn out to be a source of danger. Boys will climb up them in search of chestnuts, and come to grief by falling headlong to the ground, often with fatal results. In our neighbourhood, Arnold Evans elevated himself by climbing up a chestnut tree in the Glasdir. While up aloft, the Talacre keeper came along and poor Arnold tumbled down with a crash, breaking his thumb and cutting his head. It is a wonder how he came off so lightly when we consider the height from which he fell. A boy at Old Colwyn last week did likewise, breaking his two arms and a leg. The right arm had to be amputated at the shoulder, and while the operation was j proceeding the patient died. Another little boy from Bagillt, last week, fell from a chest- 1: nut tree, breaking his backbone. He only L i lived for a short time after his fall. Moral: Beware of chestnut trees."
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