C.E.T.S. The first meeting of the winter session in connection with the adult branch of the above Society will be held in the Church Room on Monday evening at 7-30, when the Vicar will give a temperance reading illustrated by lan- tern views. All are welcome, and a collection will be made to defray expenses of slides, etc.
Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatyn." FRANK JEWELL, Auctioneer, ESTATE AGENT AND VALUER, Collector of Intsome Tax. Sales by Auction of all classes of Property. Valua- tions made for Probate, Mortgage, Transfer of Tenancy, and other purposes. Rents Collected and Properties Managed. Insurances effected in all the principal offices. Auction and Estate Office- HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. J. LLOYD JONES, (From Clay and Abraham, Liverpool. Cliymists to the Queen). DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMIST. THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN. Prescriptions carefully compounded under the per- sonal supervision of the Principal. Telephone No. 3yl. MOW DELICIOUS IT IS Is the delighted opinion ex- pressed or implied by all who try our Famous TELYNO A (REGIST1ŒE1» at 1/6, 1/8, and 2 per lb. RULE AGENT W. J. Williams, The Stores. T. Parry Williams sCo Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers. -0- Plain and Faacy Window Glass always in Stock. BRISTOL HOUSE, Prestatyn, .A.!1C- FOR HIGH-CLASS Grocery & Provisions, Bread <& Confectionery <JO TO V% 0% PROVINCIAL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. PROVENDER. J. it. Tickle, CORN MERCHANT, Colomenfryn, Prestatyn, STORES PLAS BUILDINGS. Hay, Corn, Meal, Feeding Cakes, Seeds, Flour, Oatmeal, etc, HUGHES & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PRESTA TYN. Estimates 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 TEST CONCERT OF THE Welsh Congregational Church, Prestatyn, Will be held in the TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN, ti 0N u Thursday, November 16th, 1905. I ——— C COMPETITIONS. s 1.—For the Best Rendering of any Solo. Prize, A Silver Cnp, value 93 3s. Cd. iJ 2.—For the Best Rendering of any Solo, for those v under 16. Prize, A Metronome. b 3.-Duet, own choice. Prize, JE1 Is. Od. E 4.—Recitation, own choice (Welsh or English). v Prize, A Silver Cup. E 5.—Recitation, for those under 16, own choice (Welsh c or English). Prize, Silver Medal. t c ADJUDICATORS. Music, Caradog Roberts, Esq., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., J L.R.AM-.Rhos.. Recitations, Revs. W. 0. Evans and M. F. Wynne. ] Accompanist, G. W. Jones, Esq., Prestatyn. f N.B.—All Competitors must send in their names 1 and addresses, together with the title of their pieces, on or before November 11th, 1905, to the Secretary, JOHN M. HUGHES, Wrexham House, Prestatyn. PLEASE NOTE. AtJTea Party and Concert will be held at Hehoboth C.M. Chapel, Prestatyn, Dec. 8th, 1905, when the Cantata, "Daughter of Jairus," will be performed. Further Particulars later. RAILWAY HOTEL, Prestatyn, SALE OF NURSERY STOCK. Wednesday Next, Nov. 1st, 1905. MR. GEORGE" PERKINS Is Instructed by the Penybryn Horticultural Com- pany, Llanrwst, to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, without Reserve, on the above I date, a very large number of F- 2 1 W% g% ff% v rt 0 5 n .5 0 t 0 EVERGREEN SHRUBS FRUIT TREES, PLANTS, ROSES, BULBS, Etc. Briefily Comprising Gooseberry, Apple. Rasp- berry. Red Currant, Cypress Shrub, Bushy Laurel, Normandii Pine, Ontario Poplars, Silver Elders. Box Trees, Large Poplars, Canterbury Bells, Honey- suckles, Aborvitae Shrub, Roses, choice to name Tulips, Large Trumpet Daffodils, Hyacinths, Narcissus, Iris, Anemones, R munculas, etc. On View Morning of Sale. Sale to Commence at 2 prompt. Catalogues may be obtained from tne Auctioneer. The Auctioneer calls special attention to this Sale of Trees and Bulbs. The Roses and Shrubs are all acclimatised, and have been well transplanted, therefore well rooted. The Bulbs are all fine and well developed, are sure to Uoom well and give entire satisfaction, being from the best farmers in Holland, France and Constantinople, are well ripened and in good order. LIGHTING-UP TIME next week: 5-35 p.m.
For want of space we have been compelled to hold over until next week several important articles, letters, etc. -=
THE EDUCATION ACT. At Bethel Chapel on Monday night, the Welsh Wesleyans held a very enthusiastic meeting to diacuss this question, and there was a good attendance. Mr Thomas Williams C.C., Bradford House, occupied the chair, and the other speakers were Revs. W. O. Evans (Rhyl) and J. Kelly (Prestatyn). The former gentleman dealt with the Edu- cation question from a spiritual point of view, and Air. Kelly explained the grievance they bad against the Act by means of a chart. It was unanimously decided to give the Revolt Fund their support, and collectors were appointed to canvass for subscriptions in aid of the cause.
Correspondence. FURTHER SUGGESTIONS." To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly SIR,- I note" Another Resident in his letter last week refers to my littlo contribu- tion in the previous issue which appeared under the head of Wanted A Generous Landowner." He speaks of an Amusement Committee in Southport, and suggests a similar body should be started here. I should like to point out, Mr Editoi, that if an Improvement Association was formed it would be, in my opinion, a more suitable body, and better adapted to look after the needs of a town like ours, as it could deal with a greater variety of subjects. Your efforts to form an Association are to be highly commended, and it must be disappointing to the promoters not to have more enthusiasm shewn than was the case on Thursday. Perhaps my friend has 11 made his pile and -like some of the principal tradesmen in Prestatyn—did not attend the meeting. But to proceed with I- Another Resident's suggestions. He does not agree with me as to the need of a park, but follows on by sug- gesting we should have a band situated ,y ul like that of Southport with troes and seats round the bandstand, and fairy lights hung on the trees at night." He stops short there, and forgets a very important item: Where would he put the « band if we had one ? Surely not in our kiosk" (1) on the shore. Try as I will I cannot think of a suit- able place unless my suggestion of a miniature park is adopted. Then perhaps my friend can have his wish of trees and seats round the bandstand." The fairy lights I leave alone, as I believe they cost about four or five pounds a night at Southport, and that order is a bit too tall for Prestatyn. I should be very pleased to see a band in Prestatyn, but I am afraid this is out of the question for a year or two, for it would be impossible to get anything decent without a substantial subsidy. In conjunction with many others, I have deprecated the "go-slow" policy of the Council, nevertheless I would Dot like to see them rushing into things, and applying for loans about every other week as some of our neighbours are doing. C, I quite agree with Another Resident that such as cycle carnivals could be worked if the local people would only 'combine, and ia addition there are many other things that ought to bo successfully carried out by the residents similar to what has been suggested in your columns flower shows, May Day Carnivals, etc., etc. But what is the use of suggesting if the people will not combine. Yours etc.. A RESIDENT. ♦
IMPROVEMENTS AGAIN. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." SIR,- I shall esteem it a favour if you will kindly allow mo through the medium of your paper to draw the attention of the Prestatyn Public to a piece of land, known as The Common," which adjoins Station Road and Morley Road. The conversion of this waste into an agree- able and tasty resort, with its gardens and footwalks, seats, etc. etc. would I am sure be much appreciated by the visitors and public alike. We cannot expect the Council with their present burden to raise the funds, this would have to be done by the public, although I am sure the District Council would give all possible assistance, and would have done something before now, if their finances per- mitted. Hoping to see other expressions of opinion. —Yours, etc., A WELL WISHER. —
TRAFALGAR DAY. To the Editor of the" Prestatyn Weekly." Dear Sir,-Are we living in a part of the British Empire or is Prestatyn a place by itself ? I was amazed at the utter indifference shown here about our great naval hero, Nelson, and when I read in the London papers that there were to be special services up and down the country, with special offertories, and nothing done here,- I did think we were living in a very antiquated place I am sure, sir, there are many here who, like myself, would have given gladly to such a cause as the Deep Sea Fishermen" whose grand association is so badly in need of funds at present, or the Mersey Mission to Seamen, the Seamen's Orphanage, or the Lifeboat fund. I think it would have been splendid and patriotic of the Churches and Chapels here if they had combined or sent separately a hand- some donation to any one of these deserving charities, but our religous leaders here have lost a fitting opportunity in neglecting to show their patriotism in a great national cause. "Lives here a man with soul so dead, That never to himself hath said, 'This is mine own, my native land'?" Yours faithfully, ONLY A RESIDENT.
MR. BALFOUR, CAPT. MILLER, AND QUILLDRIVER." To the Editor of the" Prestalyn Weekly." DEAR SIR,—I notice in your issue of the 23rd ult., a letter from Captain Miller which states that in my notes of the previous week I attributed to the Prime Minister in referring to his North Berwick speech words which he did not use, and Captain Miller has followed the matter up by publishing a letter he has Z, received from Mr Balfour which states that no man who read even a summary of my speech on September 7th could assert either that it favoured conscription, or pointed to- wards the abolition of the volunteers, without deliberately intending to deceive." In the first place Captain Miller in his letter states, "I have carefully read Mr Balfour's speech, and there is not a word alluding to conscription or to Lord Roberts." 11 I never said there was. The words used by Mr Balfour according to the Daily News and the Daily Mail of lith September were the only words quoted by me as having been uttered by Mr Balfour, and they are as follows Mr Balfour said the occasion which gave rise to the Volunteer movement had passed away and warned the force that it would have to justify its existence. Why did Captain Miller omit these words ? Aud why does he attribute to me words which I did not use ? Second iy,—Did Captain Miller omit this quotation in his communication to Mr Balfour? And, if so, I am rather surprised that the Premier did not explain in his letter the meaning of the actual words quoted by me as having been used by him. Thirdly,—I did not state Mr Balfour's speech favoured conscription, as you will see by the above quotation, but I presumed that if the Government did away with the volunteer force, they would replace it by conscription, and I consider in view of the public utter- ances of Lord Roberts, and the recent treat- ment of the volunteers by the War Minister which evoked so much displeasure, etc., that I was quite justified in my presumption. Fourthly,—Mr Balfour says" his speech did not point towards the abolition of the volunteers." What then, did he mean, when he said they must justify their existence "? Yours truly, QUILLDRIVER. .+-
ANSWER TO A CORRESPONDENT. Another Resident" whose letter we published last week, returns to the charge by finding fault with ths people of the Principa- lity in general, and the editor of this paper in particular. He has dropped across an individual whose daily actions do not correspond with his religious professions, and concludes therefrom, along with many more who hold aloof alto gether from religion, that most of those who attend church or chapel in Wales are, to use his own expression, canting, psalm-singing Methodistical humbugs." We are almost tempted to wonder what kind of a country we should be obliged to live in if he and his sentiments had their fling. All chapels would be abolished, and their place taken by theatres (of which he is very much in favour) and music halls. The class of people who frequent these also support the racecourse, en- courage gambling, and uphold the liquor traffic which is the ruination of so many of our countrymen. With all these in full swing, and churches and chapels abolished, there would of course be no hypocrisy, and our correspondent would live amongst a people after his own heart. Our method of conducting this paper does not suit him. At present we give merely the news of the place." This is consoling to us, anyway, for it is the main object of our existence, and if we accomplish this, we do our duty. We are too, too, mild and gentle," and have never got anything spicy which would make people say Well, I mustn't forget to bay my Prestatyn Weekly.' This man has a false appetite. He is not content with the plain nourishing facts which we endeavour to place before him week by week, but longs for spice, and stimulant, and sen- sation, which may please his palate for a time but is discarded in the end. There are newspapers which cater for this class of reader, but they are not the best newspapers. He suggests that we invite English, Scotch, Welsh, and Irish contributors to state (anony- mously, we suppose) their candid opinion of each other! The letters, he prophesies, would be amusing to all during the winter months. Very much so. We will take the English first, reserving the right to omit any portions which may, in our opinion prove unsuitable. Our correspondent after pages of criticism, finishes up with an exhortation to us to go on undismayed and fight the good fight," for which Biblical quotation we thank him. On the whole, if he had had a better training, this writer would not be a bad sort, 0 for there are many things in his letter which are perfectly true.
PRESTATYN GYMNASIUM. A Bright Prospect. If the attendance at the social in the British School on Thursday evening can be ;aken as any criterion of the support which s to be given the newly-formed Gymnasium, ;hen its success is assured, for there was a targe and select company present. The gentlemen responsible for the ar- ranging of the social had secured the as- sistance of several ladies, in whose hands the room had been made to look exceedingly bright and inviting. The wants of the guests were well attended to, Miss Higgins, of the Raven Restaurant, carrying out the catering arrangements in a very satisfactory manner. Dr Tudor Gaiffiths was announced to preside, but unfortunately, at the last moment he was prevented from putting in an ap- ZD pearance. Mr Inglefield kindly filled the gap. and apologised for the chairman's absence. He ex- plained that Dr Griffiths was in full sympathy with the movement, and had sent a substan- tial donation, in addition to a "Sandow Chest Developer" for the use of the club (hear, hear) Speaking as an old gymnast the chairman heartily welcomed the formation of the club, and referred to the energy displayed by Mr Watts and Mr Herbert Hughes, the secretary and treasurer, in getting the club together. There were several other young men who had assisted very materially by making some of their apparatus, thereby saving the funds (hear, hear). He sincerely hoped the efforts which are being made to brighten the evenings of the young men would meet with success. t., Mr Watts spoke of the prospects of the club, and although they not yet been able to purchase the whole of the necessary appara- tus, they hoped to do so at an early date (applause). He mentioned that a ladies' class was to be formed in connection with the club, and that members would be enrolled at the close of the social. Mr Herbert Hughes proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Inglefield, and spoke of that gentleman's unfailing readiness to do what he could to promote the welfare of young men (applause). Miss Hickson, on behalf of the ladies present, seconded the vote of thanks in a speech which it would be a pity to condense we will therefore publish it in full next week. A very entertaining programme was gone through during the evening, and included violin solos by Miss E. Wright and Miss F. Burt, the former being accompanied by Miss D. Yeoman, and the latter by Miss Dilys Hughes two songs by Miss Evelyn Coward, accompanied by Miss Burt; and a pianoforte solo by Miss D. Hughes. Mr Ernest Clarke, of Rhyl, gave an ex- hibition, including Indian club drill, horizon- tal bar, and parallel bar exercises. A collection which was made benefitted the funds of the club to the extent of £ 2 1/8, in addition to £1 donation from Dr Griffiths. It is intended to hold another social in about a month's time. The gymnasium classes are to be held for gentlemen Tuesday. Thursday, and Satur- n day evenings; for ladies: Tuesday afternoons and Friday evenings. —»
SWEDISH GYMNASTICS. In connection with Pendro School a class for Swedish gymnastics (boys^and^girls) will be commenced at the new gymnasium on Saturday morning next, at 11-80, and will be continued every Wednesday and Saturday during the winter. The class will be open to all children. Application as to terms, costume, etc., should be made to Miss Hickson, Pendre House School.
THE PINFOLD. There has been considerable correspondence between the Council and the legal representa- tives of Mrs Durrans with regard to this subject, but at the last meeting of the Council a solution of the matter seemed as far off as ever. One would think now, however, that action will be taken to prove the ownership, as the Council has had the front wall of the pinfold demolished entirely.
NOT REQUIRED. Some weeks ago several of the Rhyl news- papers, in reporting the proceedings of a meeting of the Welsh Wesleyan denomina- tion of that town, gave the name of the probable successor of the Rev. J. Kelly at Prestatyn in 1907. The people in these parts value the services of their present minister too highly to be interested in the identity of his successor, we therefore abstained from publishing the name. v.v-y
Dyserth Railway Extension. Officials of the Railway Company are still busily engaged in surveying the railway route to Newmarket from Dyserth. It is stated that representatives of the com- pany have been taking note of the amount of traffic on the road from here to Dyserth.