New Buildings. Plans of a new street off Sandy Lane were passed for Mr Thomas Jones, Chairman of the Council.
More Light. It had been arranged that an additional lamp be placed, in each, of the followiug Z5 places: Marine Road, Sandy. Lane, and Fforddlas Lane. Mr T. B. Griffith regretted that no lamp had been placed near Cement Row. He should be glad to know the reason why. The chairman explained that there was no service at this spot, but as soon as a gas main was laid a lamp would be fixed.
Fforddlas Lane. It was decided that the road should be put into proper order forthwith.
Water Committee. This committee reported having received sanction from the Local Government Board to the excess expenditure of J61165 in connection with the works, regarding which an inquiry was recently held.- It was decided to lay a new two inch water main in Sandy Lane up to Mr Parry's property, and a one inch main from there to the end of the road, and a one inch main in the proposed new street off Sandy Lane, called Gorphwysfa Avenue.
Fin&hce. 1 The sums collected during September were as follows General District Rate, £¡)t)4 1/10 Water, J6142 6/7; Private Street Works, £ 8 total for the month J6714 8/5 total to date, jei597 11/4.
District Nurse. In reply to inquiries made by the Council regarding this matter the following letter had been received from the County Council In reply to your inquiry the nurses trained at the expense of the-County Council are, by the terms of their contract, to act as narses in the county for not leas than three years, provided that they receive salaries of not less than £ 35 per annum, so that the authority employing any such nurse would have to arrange ..for payment of the sum. Yours faithfully, RICHARD BROMLEY." A discussion ensued as to the exact meaning of the letter, the Rev. Mr Jewell stating that f he should think that if a nurse was engaged C, for a month or so, they would have to pay C proportionately at the rate of J635 per annum. J As the Council could not agree as to the } interpretation of the letter it was decided that 1 the Clerk should write for more definite infor- mation. i
THE PREMIER, CONSCRIPTION, & PRESTATYN. A copy of the Prestatyn Weekly]" of September Kith, in which a. letter appeared protesting against an alleged leaning toward conscription and the abolition of the Volunteer force on the part of the Prime Minister, was sent to Mr A. J. Balfour. Our correspondent Captain J. Miller, has received the following- I letter in reply :— Whittingehame, October 11, 1905. DEAR ,Sm..=- In reference to your letter of Septenibar 24th, I have to say that no man who read even a summary of my Speech on September 7th, could assert either that it favoured Conscription, or pointed towards the abolition of the Volunteers, without deliber- ately intending to deceive.—I remain, Yours faithfully, ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR.
Foreign. Two British officers have been captured by Moors, and they refuse to release thena until a brother of one of the Moorish Chiefs, who is in prison in Tangiers, is set at liberty. A movement is on foot in France to es- tablish an International Union against war. It is reported that the great Powers are pressing the Sultan to allow them some control over affairs in Macedonia, but the Sultan stubbornly persists in his refusal to accede to their request. It is to be hoped the Powers will be firm, and that an end will be put to the horrible .attrocities which so frequently occur there. The treaty of peace between Russia and Japan is notified. and the rescript states that the essential objects of Japan have been realised, and Russia is now the friend of Japan.
Colonial. Australia's contribution to the cost of the Victoria Memorial in London is £ 25.000. Defence of Australia.-At an important meeting recently held at the Town Hall, Sydney, a resolution was passed advocating universal compulsory military training.
Smith's Bookstalls. Messrs W. H. Smith and Son announce that they cease to be bookstall contractors on the London and North Western Railway on December 31st next, having received 10 weeks' notice to rclinguish the privileges which they have held for 56 years. They will be succeeded by Messrs Wyman and Co., Ltd.
Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatyn." FRANK JEWELL, Auctioneer, ESTATE AGENT AND VALUER, Collector of Income Tax. Sales by Auction of aU classes of Property. Valua- tions llrtde for Probate, Mortgage, Transfer of Tenancy, and other purposes. Rents Collected and Properties Managed. Insurances effected in all the principal oliices. Auction and Estate Office- HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. J. LLOYD JONES, (From Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chvrnists to the Queen). DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMIST THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN- Prescriptions carefully compounded under the per- sonal supervision of the Principal. Telephone No. 3yl. HOW DELICIOUS IT IS Is the delighted opinion ex- pressed or implied by all who try our Famous TELY TEA (REGISTERED) at 1/6, 1/8, and 2 per lb. SOLE AGENT W. J. Williams, The Stores. T.Parru Williams sco Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers. >■ -0- ■ Plain and Fancy Window Glass always in Stock. BRISTOL HOUSE, Prestatyn, FOR HIGH-CLASS Grocery & Provisions, Bread £ q Confectionery GO TO fl% PROVINCIAL STDRES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. PROVENDER. J. R. Tickle, CORN MERCHANT, Colomenfryn, Prestatyn, STORES PLAS BUILDINGS. Hay, Corn, Meal, Feeding Cakes, Seeds, Flour, Oatmeal, etc, HUGHES & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PRESTATYN. Estiniates Free. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE: 8, ROSLYN TERRACE. J. P. Linnell, CIVIL ENGINEER, Architect and Surveyor, Land and Estate Agent, WELLINGTON CHAMBERS, RHYL. THE NINTH ANNUAL m TEST CONCERT OF THE Welsh Congregational Church, Prestatyn, Will be held in the TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN, ON Thursday, November 16th, 1905. COMPETITIONS. 1.—For the Best Rendering of any Solo. Prize, A Silver Cup, value £ 3 3s. Cd. 2.-For the Best Rendering of any Solo, for those under 16. Prize, A Metronome. 3.-Duet, own choice. Prize, JEi Is. Od. 4.—Recitation, own choice (Welsh or English). Piixe.ASilverCtip. 5.—Recitation, for those under 1G, own choice (Welsh or English). Prize, Silver Medal. ADJUDICATORS. Music, Caradog Roberts, Esq., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., L.R.AM.,Rhos. Recitations, Revs. W. 0. Evans and M. F. Wynne, Accompanist, G. W. Jones, Esq., Prestatyn. N.B.—All Competitors must send in their names, and addresses, together with the title of their pieces, on or before November 11th, 1905, to the Secretary, JOHN.M. HUGHES, Wrexham House, Prestatyn. PARK HOUSE, Nant Hali Rd., PRESTATYN. ON FRIDAY, OCT. 27th, 1905 Being favoured with Instructions from Mrs. Alabaster who is leaving Prestatyn, MR. FRANK JEWELL Will offer for Sale by PUBLIC AUCTION a quantity of valuable Surplus FURNITURE, con- ■ sisting mainly of Old Oak And Comprising: -AVery Handsome Oak Dresser, with Plateshelves over in perfect perservation, an Old Oak Wardrobe, Several Old Oak Chairs, Half- a-dozen Dining Chairs and Two Carvers, Chairs in Brown Oak with Solid Leather Upholstering. Very Handsome Cabinet, Beautifully Inlaid, and having Bevelled Mirror back. Grandfather's Clock in Oak, in going order. Gate Leg Tablo in Old Oak, Over- mantels, Toilet Tables in Mahogany, Mirrors, Toilet Services in variety. Occasional Chairs, Carpets and Rugs, Child's Rocking Horse, Ladder. Strong Donkey, quiet with Children, Riding Saddle, Set of Donkey Harness, and many other lots. The Goods may be Viewed the Morning of Sale. Sale to Commence at 2 p.m. Further Particulars may be obtained from the Auctioneer, Auction and Estate Office, Prestatyn." I LIGHTING-UP TIME next week: 5-50 p.m
—-——-— '■— 1 IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION FIASCO. THE amount of interest shewn in the for- mation of an Improvement Association for Prestatyn, as manifested by the attendance on Thursday night at the meeting, called for that purpose, did not seem to warrant further action. The meeting was therefore indefi- nitoly adjourned. So Prestatyn must get on for the present, as in the past, without organized assistance. The judicious "push," which-mziny, say would be so advantageous, is not to be given, just because of the fact., that when the op- portunity for action presents itself they themselves are-.missing
ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The annual harvest thanksgiving services in connection with the above place of worship were held on Sunday being attended by good congregations. The church had been beautifully decorated for the occasion with fruit, flowers, etc. The Rev. T. Evans was announced to preach, but owing to illheaith he failed to come, Rev. S. J. Davies, Bala, acting as his substitute. The rev. gentleman preached appropriate sermons, and the collec- tions, which were devoted to the church funds, realised it substantial amount. The friends here are holding their annual Tea and Concert on Tuesday, November 2nd, in the Town Hall, when Mr A. Foulkes Roberts is expected to preside. The tickets are now in circulation, and it is hoped many will avail themselves of the opportunity of supporting the funds of the church on this occasion.
At the Council Chamber- on Monday evening, Mr Thomas Jones, J.P., presided over the monthly meeting of the Prestatyn Urban District Council. Those in attendance also included Messrs. J. B. Linnell, T. J. Scott, Peter Ellis, T. B. Griffith, A. Greenwood, Rev. F. Jewell, Messrs. J. Williams. Thos. Hughes, and T. Parry Williams, together with the clerk (Mr John Hughes), and the Surveyor (Mr W. Thomas). The first business of the meeting was the adoption of the minutes of the previous monthly meeting, and this was followed by matters-relating to • •
Public Health. The inspector of Nuisances reported it had been notified to the committee that Mr William Williams was making use of the old cement works premises as a house-refuse tip, and they had decided to call for a discon- tinuance of the practice forthwith. Mr Williams was to be called upon to remove the refuse at his own expense, and to be warned that unless be deposited the refuse according to the conditions of the contract the same would cease. Mr T. B. Griiffth asked if the refuse had been removed. The Surveyor replied it was being removed. The Public Health Committee, it was stated, had decided to purchase drain-cleaning apparatus at n cost of £ 4 14/
A Misunderstanding* A letter had been received from Messrs. Kelly, Ricton, aiid Renny, Solicitors, Liver- pool, stating that the servants of the Council had entered into the land belonging to their client (Mrs Durrans), and had wrongfully removed certain goods belonging to the tenant of Fforddlas, and that they had been instructed to take immediate proceedings. The solicitors asked whether the whole question could be amicably settled without recourse to litigation. The clerk was instructed to reply that the goods had been removed because- they were on land belonging to the Council. An acknowledgment of this reply had been received, but it contained no comment. what- ever.
Pendre Avenue. Mr Frank Jewell, estate,agent, had written asking the Council to take over Pendre Avenne. After discussion it was resolved to refei' Mr Jewell to the Town Clerk's letter of January last, in which it was pointed out that it was-necessary to keep the road in order for six months after. its- completion before the Council could take it over,
Barbed Wire* It was reported that notice had been served on Mr W. Williams calling upon him to re- move some barbed fencing abutting on Cement Road.
As reported in our columns last week the Council had gone into, the question of the present railway arrangements, but no reply to their communication had been received.
THE MOTOR TRAIN. Mr John Hughes, the Town Clerk, has bad an interview with Mr Carter (representing Mr R. Turnbull) of the London and N.W. Railway Company, regarding the above service. Mr Hughes pointed out the necessity of increasing the present number of trains run on the branch line. On behalf of the company Mr Carter stated they were anxious to make the service a popular one, and they would run one, if not two, additional trains daily of which one is to start at 4-30 for the convenience of school children, and the other at a time to be decided upon later. Since the present ear was built the company has been able to introduce several improve- ments in the construction of new cars and it is likely that the one now running will be superseded by another fitted with the later improvements. It is stated on good authority that the work of extending the line to Newmarket is likely to be commenced during the winter. This will undoubtedly be good news to those living in this district, which up to the present time has been utterly devoid of modern means of transit. u —
THE GYMNASIUM. The Prestatyn Gymnasium Club is com- mencing operations on Thursday at the old British School. Members of the Colwyn Bay Club are coming over to give a gymnastic display, and in addition a short musical pro- gramme is also being arranged. Admis- 0 t) sion will be by invitation, and an enjoyable evening is anticipated. Members of the club are now being en- rolled, the fee being 5/- -=;¡.
CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB. The members of the above club are now making arrangements for the winter session. On Tuesday, Captain Miller presided over a well-attended meeting of the ladies connected with the club, and it has been decided to hold a concert on November 14th. There are rumours of a Prestatyn Habi- tation of the Primrose League.
One-Wheel Coach. The Meliden "One-Wheeler will, weather permitting, be paraded through Prestatyn on Saturday afternoon, thus giving all an op- portunity of inspecting this car of novel con- struction. The inventor is Mr P. A. Williams of Meliden.
Presentation. Mr B. Lloyd, who has for many years served as Analytical Chemist at the Mostyn Iron Works, severed his connection with the said Works on the 7th instant in order to take up an appointment at Manchester. The officials and workmen met last Saturday to present Mr Lloyd with a handsome handbag suitably inscribed, and a purse of gold, as a slight token of the-great respect in which he was held. The presentation was made by Mr Davidson. We wish Mr Lloyd the greatest possible success in his new sphere of labour.
Arrivals. On Saturday, last, there arrived in the Dee the U Potomac" from Rio Janeiro, South America, with a cargo of over 5000 tons of manganese ore for the Mostyn Iron Works. The vessel left Rio on the 16th ult. Another vessel, the "Garth" is daily expected, from Cartagena (Spain) with a cargo of mangan- iferous ore for the same company,
Henry Irving. The great actor has passed suddenly. and peacefully from the world's stage, where he was a prominent figure for nearly half a century. The tributes of respect and ad- miration paid to his memory as an actor and as a man are many. His end came, as he himself, no doubt, would have wished, working to the last, and it happened in a manner befitting a great actor. His last words upon the stage were Through Night to Light. Into Thy Hands, 0 Lord Into Thy Hands He studied his profession deeply; he revived the past probably as no actor had ever done before. His successful interpretations of the principal characters in many of Shakespeare's plays has done more than anything else to popularise the great p 1, i-ty-wri ter's works, and to enhance his reputation. But Irving was more than an actor He was a reformer as well, and worked hard and successfully to elavate the stage, and to make it more powerful for good. The task which he undertook was a difficult one, and it is proper that he should be buried in the Abbey.
Congregational Union: 1 Chairman's Address. Dr. Forsyth's address on the Grace of the Gospel as the moral authority in the Church is excellent, and it is to be hoped will be widely read.
Insurance Companies. Investigation into the methods of some C, of the leading American Insurance Companies is eliciting some facts open to severe criticism. It is announced that Norway will invite Prince Charles of Denmark to accept the Norwegian Crown.
Death. At the Alexandra Hospital,' Rhyl, on Thursday last the death occurred of Thomas Henry Thomas, youngest son of Juhn and M. M. Thomas, of this village. Although the little fellow was only five years of age he had been a keen sufferer, having been in the hospital for 14 months as a result of injuries to his leg. It was found necessary to amptilate Ithe limb, but the child only sur- vived the operation for a. week. The funeral took place at Meliden on Saturday, and was attended by the School children. The Rev. J. Kelly and Rev. E. 0. Williams officiated, and the funeral was largely attended. Wreaths were sent by many friends, and also the school children. The parents desire to return thanks for the sympathy extended them in their bereave- ment, and also acknowledge the kindness shewn the child while in the hospital.
Preaching Meetings In connection with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists will be held on Sunday and Mon- day, the 29th and 30th, inst. The following ministers are announced to take part: IRevs. J. Williams, Rock Ferry W. 0. Evans (W), Rhyl, and Edward Parry, Carmel.
A Monster Marrow. In the garden of Park House, Prestatyn, the residence of Mrs Alabaster, an enormous vegetable marrow weighing 301bs has been grown. We should say that this constitutes a record.