PRESTATYN GOLF CLUB. The committee carrying out the arange- ments for the above met in the Council Chamber on Friday, when Mr T. Jones, J.P., presided. There were also present Messrs D. P. Morgan, H. R. Hughes, Frank Jewell, Jno. Hughes, T. Parry Williams, T. H. Jones, t J. Pritchard, Capt. Miller, J. W. Williams, I and the secretary (Mr J. Holland Roberts). E Through the instrumentality of the chairman Mr Foster had visited Prestatyn and viewed a site near Barkby Avenue, and reported in its ] favour. But later on Mr Foster was taken over another site between the gutter and the sea (this having been selected by Mr Collins, a professional golfer from Llandudno) and Mr Foster agreed that this was the better site. The idea of the Barkby Avenue site was therefore diopped. The Secretary had made inquiries regarding 1 the site between the gutter and the sea, and found that it comprised 65 acres of grazing land, which was at present rented from Lady McLaren by Mr Lloyd Ellis. It was ascertained that Lady McLaren was willing to let golfing rights to the committee for 15 years, so that the matter really resolved itself into a question of what terms could be made with Mr Lloyd Ellis for sub-letting. A sum would have to be paid Mr Lloyd Ellis as compensation, for he would be debarred from allowing any cattle to graze on the land. A figure was mentioned, and it waa decided to try and come to terms with Mr Lloyd Ellis, who had expressed his willingness to meet the committee. It was also decided to ask Lady McLaren on what terms the land could be had for a further term after the expiration of 15 years. The Secretary mentioned that Mr Collins strongly advised the laying out of a 9-hole course to commence with, as an 18-hole course would require two men to keep it in order. Only about half of the available land would be needed for a 9-hole course, and on behalf of Lady McLaren, Mr Linnell had offered to fence out this portion free of cost. As to the prospects of the club, the committee was convinced that the outlook was an excellent one, a considerable number of gentlemen having already signified their in- tention of giving the club their support.
PRESTATYN GYMNASIUM. Mens Sana in Cnrpore Sano Dear Mr Editor,-This latin proverb was the motto adopted by the Liverpool Gymnasium when it was established in its fine building forty years ago, and the same motto, I think, might very appropriately be now adopted by the Prestatyn Gymnasium Com- mittee. Without further preliminary I should like to suggest that the Prestatyn Gymnasium Committee proceed at once, to what I think, most would agree to, viz., the getting up of an open air or high road rowing club con- sisting of a crew of seven of the members, viz, six oars-men and a coxswain. With your permission Mr Editor, I shall be prepared all being well, by about the middle of this month to submit for public inspection in your window, a drawing to a scale of an inch to a foot, which will give the public mind a much clearer idea of the principle of this high road rowing boat than any written explanation could afford. I can, however, venture to say this much, that what I shall delineate on the drawing will be based upon the one-wheel, as being the- medium of conveying the motive power, and upon the thorough efficiency for which purpose I am now substantially satis- fied after my recent experience of it. I may further say that I have already written to a medical gentleman interested in the promotion of your gymnasium, asking him to broach the idea to the Committee, so that already we may presume that the boat (figuratively) has been launched.—Yours faithfully, Meliden, Nov. 1st, 1905 P. A. WILLIAMS. P.S.- —The rowing motion is acknowledged by all authorities in dynamics and athletics as being the best method of applying, a. man's muscular power.
Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatyn." FRANK JEWELL, Auctioneer, ESTATE AGE N T AND VALUER, Collector of Income 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 principa:l offices. Auction and Estate Office- HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. J. LLOYD JONES, (From Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chymists to the Queen), DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMIST. THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN. Prescriptions carefu'ly 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 TELYNO TEA (REGISTERED) at 1/6, 1/8, and 2 per lb. • SOLE AGENT W. J. Williams, The Stores. T.Parru Williams & Co Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers. -0- Plain and Fancy Window Glass always in Stock. BRISTOL HOUSE, Prestatyn. FOR HIGH-CLASS Grocery & Provisions, Bread & Confectionery GO TO PROVINCIAL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. BULBS !_BULBS!! Large quantity Best Bulbs, true to name, at Low Prices, J. R. Tickle, CORN MERCHANT, Colomenfryn, Prestatyn, STORES: PLAS BUILDINGS. HUGHES & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PRESTATYN. 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. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. LINDEN WALK, PRESTATYN. MR. FRANK JEWELL Has been favoured with Instructions from the Representatives of the late Mrs. Swift, to conduct a SALE by AUCTION of the Household Furniture ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15th, 1905- Further particulars to follow. Flintshire Education Committee, WANTE]>, for the Gwaenysgor Undenomi- national School, Temporary SEWING MISTRESS; Salary, 25 per annum. Applications, with copies of not more than, three testimonials, to be forwarded to the Director of Education, County Offices, Mold, from whom particulars of duties may be obtained. THE NINTH ANNUAL 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. Gd. 2.—-For the Best Rendering of any Solo," for,, those under 16. Prize, A Metronome. ■< 3.—Duet, own choice. Prize, 91 1a. Od. 4.—Recitation, own choice (Welsh or English) Prize, A Silxer Cup. 5.—Recitation, for those under 16, own choice (Welsh or English). Prize, Silver Medal. ADJUDICATORS. Music, Caradog Roberts, Esq., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., L.R.A M., 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. — PLEASE NOTE. A Tea Party and Concert will r be held at Rehoboth C.M. Chapel, Prestatyn, Dec. 8th, 1905, when the Cantata, "Daughter of Jairus," will be performed. Further Particulars later. —————————————————————————— LIGHTING-UP TIME x next week: 5-25 p.m. j
A FIRST PRIZE. Prestatyn Farmer's Success. We notice with pleasure that at the Liver- pool District Farmers' Annual Show held last Saturday, Mr Edward Taylor, of Mid Nant Farm, Prestatyn, secured the first prize in an exhibit of a half-bushel of barley, for which there were eleven competitors in a class open to all comers. This is a testi- monial both to the quality of the soil and also to capabilities of the farmer.
GOSSIP. Rumour has it this week that very shortly Pendre Avenue will see its first house com- menced, and that the development of the estate will be further proceeded with. There is also talk that several important business changes are now taking place m Prestatyn, and that the new blood which is being infused into the commercial life of the town will impart a fresh impetus to its onward progress. Mrs Wilson and family (High Street) desire to return thanks to many friends and neigh- I bours for the kindness shewn during the time of their sad bereavement.
Our Local Parliament. BY A RATEPAYER. The County Council are not very swift in their movements, and on one particular subject the ratepayers of Prestatyn have great reason to complain. In March, 1903, Mr T. J. Scott proposed at a meeting of the Urban Council that application be made to the County Council that the Prestatyn Urban District be formed into a separate County Council Electoral division with one Councillor. That motion was carried unanimously. The County Council, then considered the matter, but did not apparently come to any decision. The attention of the County Council was again called to the matter about a year ago. They then appointed a committee to hold an enquiry, which took place at the Town Hall, Rhyl. The report of that committee recommended that the application be granted, and that what now comprises the Dyserth Division should be made into two, one consisting of Dyserth and Meliden, and that Prestatyn should have a member of its own. This the County Council endorsed subsequently, and the next step was for them to petition the LocalGovern- ment Board to sanction the proposed ar- rangement. Although this occurred nearly a year ago, nothing more has been heard of the subject It is time to hasten matters, and to make sure that red tapeism does not defraud Prestatyn ratepayers of privileges to which they are justly entitled. CLA-y Their claim for a representative of their own is a good one. With the population of 1901 the present division is, with one exception, the most populous district in the whole County. Since the last census was taken the whole of the three parishes have still further increased, and it is probable that the population of Prestatyn alone is now quite equal to the combined population of Prestatyn, Meliclen, and Dyserth in 1891, namely, 1,770. Besides, the constitution of the present dis- trict violates the principal of the County Council Act, which states that in forming electoral districts similarity of character should be considered, and therefore the joining together of urban and rural parishes could not have been intended.
ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN. Annual Tea and Concert. The-friends at the English Presbyterian Church are to be congratulated on the success C> attending this year's annual tea and concert, which took place at the Town Hall on Thurs-' day. A large company gathered at the hall in the afternoon to partake of a sumptuous tea which had been provided. The tables had been very tastefully laid out, and the ladies presiding included Mrs Lloyd Jones, Mrs Williams (Moranedd), Mrs Parry Williams, Miss Higgins, Mrs F. Lloyd (Avenue), Mrs A. L. Jones (Morley Road), and many other ladies from the different churches attended to the wants of the guests, amongst whom where the following Mrs Thomas Jones, Mrs W. J. Williams, Miss Neild, Mrs R. Griffiths, Mrs W. Thomas, Mrs Prescott, Misses Adam- son, Miss Humphreys, Miss Davies, Miss Edwards (Cairns Terrace), Miss Williams (Clwyd View), Miss Morris. The tea there- fore passed off very successfully. In the evening there was again a large attendance at the concert, which was presided: over by Mr J. Williams (Roslyn), who was accompanied on the platform by Mr Thomas Jones, J.P. The platform had been tastefully set out with a profusion of palms, geraniums, etc. An excellent programme was sustained by the following artistes Misses Nancy Roberts, Edith Rogers, Rhoda Jones, and Dilys Hughes, and Messrs Tom George and Parry Davies, all of whom acquitted themselves with great satisfaction, the whole of the items being well received and encores numerous. Mr G. W. Jones acted as accompanist in his usual efficient manner. During the evening the chairman made a few remarks, in the course of which he said that was the first opportunity he had had of meeting so many residents since they had done him the honour of electing him on the Council (applause). He was pleased to see such a good attendance at the concert, as it would be the means of assisting their English friends (hear, hear). The Presbyterians had a beautiful church, but it was no mean task to keep things going in small places, and the speaker went on to refer to the excellent work done by this body. He sometimes thought there were too many chapels in Prestatyn, but when he looked upon the number of people before him that night he came to the conclusion that probably he was mistaken (applause). Mr Williams concluded by hoping the Presby- terian cause would continue to prosper. The concert arrangements were in the hands of Mr Marshall, Mr H. R. Hughes (Bank), Mr Tom Griffiths, Mr T. E. Hughes, Mr J. Jones (Clwyd View), Mr Humphreys (Stores), Mr H. P. Jones. Mr W. Thomas ,acted as secretary, and Miss Adamson as treasurer.
PHYSICAL TRAINING. Miss Hickson on its Necessity. At the Gymnasium Social on Thursday last week, Miss Hickson, in seconding a vote of thanks to the chairman, was delighted at having a gymnasium in Prestatyh, and hoped it would be very largely used. Proceeding, Miss Hickson said I was very glad to hear there was to be a ladies' class, for surely physical education is as necessary for women as for men. We all want, both for ourselves and the coming generation, to develope healthy minds in healthy bodies, to fit us to be good citizens, and the only way is to begin young, and to see that education in its truest sense—mental, moral, and physical-go hand in hand. The Greeks thoroughly understood this, and made a special art of cultivating the body. Where has there been in the history of the nations a finer race of people who are still models for all art ? The very word athlete" comes from a Greek word meaning strong or vigorous. Two types of physical exercise should, to my mind, be cultivated 1st the organized games, with drilling, gymnastics, dancing, etc; 2nd, the free play, running, jumping, walking, climbling, for no town nor institution is, I think, complete unless facilities for indulging in these exercises be given, developing, as they do not only the body, but cultivating a mutual interest in life and a sense of good fellowship. The "give and take necessary in games is of infinite value. Plenty of open air exercise is essential, but in our climate this must be supplemented by drilling, gymnastics, and games under cover. The form of gymnastics with which I am most acquainted is that known as Ling's Swedish gymnastics. The movements are all carefully thought out, so as to bring into play in their turn every muscle of the body, and there is nothing mechanical about it. I do not propose now to explain the system, but at a later date I should be pleased, with your permission, to give a little display to illustrate it. One of the most useful things taught in a gymnasium is how to fall. Many bad accidents have been prevented by this knowledge. A friend of mine trained at the Southport physical training college, saved herself from possible death and certain injury by knowing how to fall off her bicycle, when she was run into by a motor car. Similar cases have come under my knowledge. I trust the gymnasium will be well sup- ported in every way, and be a great success and benefit" to all. The gymnastic club is now in working order and the fee for the season is 5/- for gentlemen, 3/6 for ladies. Applications for membership should be sent to Mr Watts, honorary secretary, 3 Hafod Terrace, or at the gym- nasium.
Correspondence. A CRITIC. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." Dear Sir,—In your answer to a correspon- dent in last Saturday's issue, I don't think you have acted with your usual fairness. You state he has dropped across an individual whose daily actions do not correspond with his religious professions (Query Is there an individual in which they do ?), and you also find fault with his calling them humbugs. Now, to be honest, look within closely, and tell us, candidly, are we not all humbugs ? Wiser men than we have said we are. You also assume that those who do not like the cant of church or chapel prefer drinking, gambling, or suchlike vices. Well, sir, it has been my privilege to be at different times associated with the above classes, and having to pass several public houses in going to and from their meetings, almost to a man the professing Christians used to call at one or more (so that 1. being an abstainer, used to feel a little hurt and out of place), whilst as a body the non-professors abstained. In other matters also I found the latter much more straight, moral, honest, and humanly sympathetic. I certainly don't hold with your correspon- dent's wish for spicy letters, unless he means more candid. If the latter, I should say we'd be all the better for it. Personally I admire your efforts to give us a good local paper, and always look forward to its publication.-Yours etc., YET ANOTHER RESIDENT. ;— —
THE NEED OF AN AMBULANCE CLASS, To the Editor of the "Prestatyn IVeekly." Dear Sir.-I notice with satisfaction that a Gymnastic Club is being formed at Prestatyn and would like to suggest that steps be taken immediately for the formation of an Ambu- lance Class. Please do not misconstrue my meaning. Let me hasten to say I do not want the Ambulance Class for gymnastic devotees, but for the benefit of the public at large. Everyone will acknowledge that it is a grand thing to be able to render first aid, but I believe we are sadly deficient- in this respect in Prestatyn, as there are very few here who have studied" first aid to the injured." We have capable medical gentlemen in our midst, and I feel sure if aD effort was made a large class could easily be formed. I should like to have the opinion of others of your readers on the matter. Thanking you in anticipation of an insertion of my letter,-I am, yours truly, RED CROSS. —
TEMPERANCE MEETING. On Monday evening local members of the adult branch of tthe Church of England Temperance Society opened their winter session in the Church Room. There was a very fair attendance, and at the outset the Vicar spoke of what the local branch hoped to accomplish during the present winter. The Vicar gave an interesting temperance reading, which it was intended to illustrate with lantern sides, but owing to a mishap the pictures had to be abandoned.