Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatyn." FRANK JEWELL, Auctioneer, ESTATE AGENT AND VALUER, Collector of Income Tax. Sales by Auction of all classes of Property. Valua- tions made for Probate. Mortgage, Transfer of Tenancy, nud 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. Chymists 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 5T IS Is the delighted opinion ex- pressed or implied, by all who try out- Famous TEL T A (REGISTERED) at 1/6, 1/8, and 2 per lb. SOLE AGENT W, J. Williams, The Stores. T. parru Williams & Go u Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers- -0 Plain and F&ncy 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 RTKLIVKRIHS DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. BULBS I JBTJLBS! I Large quantity Best Bulbs, true to name, at Low Prices. J. R. Tieklc, CORN MERCHANT, Colomenfryn, Prestatyn, "STORES PLAS BUILDINGS. .<J"'J:I HUGHES & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, ST' N\ PRESTATYN. Estimates Free. Vl. WILLIAMS & SON Monumental Sf General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE: 8, ROSLYN TERRACE. J. P. Linnell, CIVIL ENGINEER, Architect and Surveyor, Land and Estate Agent, WELLINGTON CHAMBERS, RHYL. Wr LINDEN WALK, PRESTATYN. Being favoured with Instructions from the representatives of the late Mrs. Swift, MR "FRANK" JEWELL WILL SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15th, 1905, THE WHOLE OF THE VALUABLE Household Furniture Which briefly comprises :—Large Light Oak Knee- hole Writing Desk with Pigeon-holes, Cupboards, and Drawers. and inlaid leather top, Small Hall Table in Oak, Easy Chairs in Wicker and Mahogany, Settee, Large-size Bagatelle Board complete with 4 Cues and 9 Ivory Balls, Centre Table in Mahogany, Arm Chairs, Black and Copper Floor Lamp with Silk Shade, Kerb Fenders in Black and Copper, Fire Brasses, Occasional Tables in Variety, Fancy Flower Pots in Bronze and Majolica, Field Telescope in Brass with Leather Mount, Butler's Tray in Maho- gany. Several Bordered Carpet-squares in new condition, Crimson Felt Stair Carpeting, Linoleums, Painted Kitchen Dresser with Plate Shelves, Brass Table arid Bracket Lamps, Kitchen Tables and Chairs,Meat Hastener and Brass Bott-lejack, Bissell's Carpet Sweeper, Lawn Mower, Garden Hose, Step- ladder, Household Crockery and Culinary Appliances. Brass Mounted Bedsteads, Spring Wire Mattresses, Hair Mattresses, Handsome Chest of Drawers in Mahogany. Toilet Tables and Dressing Chests, both Painted and in Mahogany, Mahogany Commode Stand. Toilet Mirrors, Towel Hails, Window Fur- nishings, etc. On View Day prior to Sale from 2 to 4 o'clock. Sale to commence at 1 o'clock promptly, Auction and Estate Offices, Prestatyn. THE HOUSE IS TO BE LET. Flintshire Education Committee, ANTED, for the Gwaenysgcr Undenomi- < ■ national School, Temporary SEWING MISTRESS Salary, 95 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 I 1% My Arl TI m TEST CONCERT Aa u OF TIlE Welsh Congregational Church, Prestatyn, Will be held in the TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN, ON Thursday, November 16th, 1905. COMPETITIONS. I.-F(,,r the Best Rendering of any Solo. Prize, A Silver Cilp, value 93 3s. Od. 2.—For the Best Rendering of any Solo, for those under 16. Prize, A Metronome. 3.-Duet, own choice. Prize, £1 Is. Od. 4.—Recitation, own choice (Welsh or English) Prize. A Silver 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.B.A.M., Rhos. Recitations, Revs. W. O. 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 lith, 1905, ,to the Secretary, JOHN M. HUGHES, Wrexham House, Prestatyn. PLEASE NOTE. A|Tea^Party and Concert will be held at Rehoboth C.M. Chapel, Prestatyn, Dec. 8th, 1905, when the Cantata, "Daughter of Jairus," will be performed. Further Particulars later.
Correspondence. AMBULANCE CLASS. To the Editur of the Prestatyn Weekly." SIR,—I was glad to see in your last week's issue a letter re above. For is not a know- ledge of the noble work becoming more and more necessary every day owing to the rapid development of machinery, electricity, etc ? I should like to see a large class formed in Prestatyn, and if it could be so arranged that the gymnastic enthusiasts could attend (if they cared) and thus add some skill to their activity, they would undoubtedly prove of great service to their fellows. Does not the old proverb which says A stitch in time saves nine" apply ?—Yours truly, GRONANT. -+-
TEST CONCERT. The members of the Welsh Congregational I Church, Prestatyn, are holding their ninth annual test concert on Thursday next in the Town Hall. There will be competitions in solo singing for adults and children, for the best rendering of any duet, and also two competitions in r.eciting. Excellent prizes are offered in each instance, and include two silver cups which are on view at Mr 0. H. Hughes', Greenwich House. The entries are coming in well, and already include well-known competitors from Ruthin, Wrexham, Rhyl, etc., so that a good concert is assured.
TRINITY CHURCH. The monthly social tea and entertainment, which on this occasion was given by Mrs A. W. Jones, was held on Thursday evening, when there was a good attendance. Mr A. W. Jones presided at the entertain- ment, and a very enjoyable programme was submitted, including items by the Prestatyn Male Voice Choir (which were encored), solos by the Misses Williams, F. Jones, D. Yeoman, and Mr T. H. Jones a violin solo by Miss Wright; pianoforte duett by Mrs Durbridge and Miss Jewell; a reading by Rev Dr Townsend; and a mandoline duett by Misses W. and D. Yeoman.
Foreign. It is reported from Russia that Count Witte, the new Prime Minister, takes a des- pondent view of the Government's efforts to restore order in the country. Finland appears to have received a measure of freedom from the Czar which entirely satisfies the people. The strikes have now terminated.
Presbyterian Literary Society. Mrs Thos. Jones is circulating invitations to the opening social and entertainment of the sessiou 1905-6, which is to be held this (Friday) evening in the schoolroom of tho Presbyterian Church.
Slanderous Statements. The rumours of an unpleasant nature which have been circulated regarding a prominent, tradesman have, we understand, culminated in the issue of writs against some of the originators for slander.
THE ENGLISHMAN IN WALES. The average Englishman makes. many mistakes in criticising Welsh habits. The objection regarding their regularity in atten- dance at church and chapel and occasional shortcomings in other directions might be sustained against other communities besides that of Wales. There may sometimes be prominent church members who are, to use a common border phrase, rather fond of their glass," but it is more than probable that the large majority live a temperate life. A man would gain a very poor idea of a farmer's flock of sheep if he carefully scrutinized the black members of it, of which there may be one per cent of the whole number, the whiles he did not cast his eyes on the rest of the flock. An Englishman, when he judges of the Welshman as a religious character by watching three or four loose persons who maybe hold office in a church or chapel, and ignoring the large bulk of the more stable church-goers, will gain but a miserably poor idea of what Welsh Christianity actually is.
A WARNING. To the Editor of the "Prestatyn Weekly." Dear Sir,- I have been instructed by Mr F. S. JeDnings, Draper, High Street, Prestatyn to take legal proceedings against some of the principal parties responsible for the slan- derous statements regarding him which have been circulated in the neighbourhood, and to give public notice that anyone repeating those statements after this date will be proceeded against without further notice. Will you kindly give this letter publicity in your next issue. Yours truly, CLEMENT HUGHES. &4%
Our Local Parliament BY A RATEPAYER. A reference in these notes to the bad state of the roads on the north side of the railway a short time ago was instrumental in causing some action to be taken, and as a result the surveyor prepared a report for putting the roads in fair order. This has been considered, and the result of the discussion upon it will no doubt be disclosed at the next monthly meeting. The chief difficulty seems to be that while some members of the Council wish to compel the owners to re-make the roads under the Private Street Works Act, failing a volunlary acceptance by them of a scheme to put them into fair order at a very much smaller cost, there are other members who doubt the success of any proposal to enforce the provisions of the Act. This difference of opinion will probably result in little being done. The public will be interested to hear at the next meeting of the Council what counsel have to say on the reference which the Council are understood to have made as to their powers of granting permission for any gate or other obstruction to be placed on a public road. It may be hoped that the legal opinion which has been, obtained will set the matter at rest, and prevent any friction in future between the Council and owners of property.
CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB. In connection with the above club, of which Lord Mostyn is president, a concert is to be held in the Town Hall on Tuesday, and a pleasant evening is being looked for- ward to. There is an excellent array of artistes announced, and full particulars regarding prices, time, etc., can be seen on the bills now displayed about the town.
CHRIST CHURCH LITERARY SOCIETY. On Wednesday evening the annual meeting 0 of the Christ Church Literary Society, was held in the Church Room, when the Vicar presided over a fair attendance. A report of last year's work was read, and it was stated the session finished with a balance in hand of £ 1 11/- The Vicar considered they had had a very successful session, and hoped the interest would be maintained, and the membership considerably increased (hear, hear). The following officers were elected for the ensuing year :—President, Rev. 0. J. Davies; Vice-presidents, Messrs T. J. Scott, W. Inglefield, Richardson, and Capt. Miller; treasurer, Mr J. R. Tickle secretary, Mr J.. W. Williams. A committee of ladies and gentlemen was formed. It was decided to commence the year with a social on Monday, the 20th instant, the session proper to begin on the following Monday with a debate. An interesting programme is being arranged, and the meetings will be held every alternate Monday. I
PREACHING MEETINGS. The annual preaching meetings in connec- tion with Bethel and Horeb Welsh Wesleyan Churches were held on Sunday and Monday, the ministers taking part including Revs Hugh Jones, D.D., D. Tecwyn Evans, B.A., and W. 0. Evaus. Large congregations attended all the services, and the collections, which were in aid of the Trust Funds, realised a substantial amount.
MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. In connection with Bethel and Horeb a Mutual Improvment Society has been formed, the first meeting of which took place on Tuesday night. The main work of the Society will be devoted to the consideration of lectures delivered by Rev J. Kelly on the leading points of the four gospels. A Band of Hope has also been started for the children attending both these places of worship.
MISSIONARY WORK On Thursday last week a combined meeting in connection with the missionary work of Bethel and Horeb was held at the former chapel, Mr Robert Jones, Llys Eirian, presiding. The report of the year's working was presented by Mr Kelly, which showed a deficit of 92 in the whole circuit. The Rev W. 0. Evans, Rhyl, gave an able address dealing with missionary work, and a hope was expressed that the deficit would be more than covered during the year.
A One-wheel Rowing Exerciser. The attention of our readers is called to the drawing of this vehicle which has been placed in our window for inspection, by its inventor and delineator, There may possibly have been a four-wheel rowing car before now but it is confidently stated that this is the first "one-wheeler" adpated for high road rowing in this country. The inventor claims that as it will be an undoubted novelty and a self-earning concern, he invites the public to take up shares to the extent of 70 or 80 at 5/- each, with a probable dividend at the rate of 5 per cent per annum.
The Unemployed. A women's deputation, representing the above, waited upon the Prime Minister on Tuesday, and it appears that Mr Balfour was unable to hold out any hopes of relief except charity. The result must have been bitterly disappointing to the great multitude of hungry men and wo;nen assembled in the streets of London. It seems strange that in a country where there is so much prosperity and so much wealth that thousands of people in the capital alone should be on the very verge of starvation, and that through no fault of their own. One would think that the chief concern of any Government should be the welfare of the people, and if private enterprise can do much to alleviate the condition of the struggling masses, how much more might be done if the Government took the matter in hand. General Booth and Dr Barnardo have shewn that much can be done by a well-organised system of emigration. Why cannot the Government undertake such a task on a larger scale ? They are in a better position to negotiate favourable terms with our Colonies, some of whom now notably Australia — would welcome an increase brought about in this way to their population. Charity is no remedy, and if the unem- ployed have to rely upon charity for relief, whenever such an emergency occurs as now exists, it will only end in making matters worse.
The Foreign Minister. Lord Landsdowne stated in a speech this week that the main reason why the Government did not resign when they were defeated last July was the state of the nego- tiations with Japan.
Mr Lloyd George Will shortly address a meeting of Liberals in Birmingham, where a few years ago he was mobbed, or met with a hostile reception.
Death of Sir George Williams. Many countries will learn of the death of this good man—announced on Wednesday— with deep regret. He was the founder of the Young Men's Christian Association, which has branches in almost every country on the face of the Globe, with a membership of over half a million.
Honour for the Mikado. Prince Arthur of Connaught is to proceed to Japan to confer the Order of the Garter upon the Mikado.
SILVER WEDDING AT TALACRE. On Saturday last Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn of Talacre, celebrated their silver wedding, and amongst the many congratula- tory messages received was one from the Urban District Council of Prestatyn. The letter also conveyed the regret of the Council at the present indisposition of Sir Pyers, and expressed a hope that he would soon recover. The following reply has been received by the Town Clerk Talacre, Prestatyn. DEAR SIR, Your very kind letter from the town of Prestatyn to Sir Pyers by to-night's post greatly touched both him and me, and I thank you most sincerely from us both for your kind enquiries about my husband, whom I am thankful to say is daily improving. Both he and I desire to give you our most grateful thanks for your kindly thought and expressions towards us, which we greatly appreciate. With renewed thanks, I have the honour to be, yours very faithfully, ANNA M. MOSTYN. To Mr John Hughes, Clerk of the Prestatyn C.D.C.
Generosity. In commemoration of their silver wedding day Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn last Saturday made an acceptable present in cash to many of those in need at Gwespyr and Gronant.
LIGHTING-UP TIME next week: 5-15 p.m.