The Queen's Fund. The Aristocrats of the country—tho great landlords who have rent rolls of from £10,000 to £ 50,000 a year-How is it that so few of them figure in the list of contributors ? There are many who think they are to some extent responsible for the creation of this new class who are likely to be a burden on the country, and who will increase greatly in numbers unless some system is soon adopted to find work for them.
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, and other purposes. Rents Collected and Properties Managed. Insurances effected in all the principal offices. Auction and Estate Office- HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. I 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. 3vl. HOW DELICIOUS IT IS Is the delighted opinion ex- pressed or implied by all who try our Famous N B TELYNO TEA (REGISTERED) at 1/6, 1/8, and 2 per lb. SOLE AGENT. W. J. Williams, The Stores. T. parru Williams i Go Painters Decorators, and Glaziers. —o — Plain and Fa-ncy Window Glass always in Stock. BRISTOL HOUSE, Prestatyn, FOR HIGH-CLASS Grocery & Provisions, Bread & Confectionery GO TO PBDVINCIBL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. BULBS I _BTJLBS 11 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. Rehoboth C.M. Chapel, Prestatyn A TEA MEETING & CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE ABOVE ON Thursday, December 7th, 1905, WHEN THE CAlTTATA "THE Daughter of Jairus" (Dr. John Stainer) will be performed. ARTISTES Miss FLORENCE JONES. Rev. W. LEWYS DAVIES. Mr. R. E. WILLIAMS. Mr. J. WILLIAMS. Mr. T. H. JONES. Organist Mr. G. W. JONES Tea on Tables from 4-30 to 6-30. Concert to commence at 7-30 PROMPT. Chairman, T. LLOYD ELLIS, Esq. Tickets for Tea and Concert, 1/- and 1/6 Concert only.:6d., 1/ and 1/6. Proceeds towards Chapel Funds.
THE long-standing dispute regarding the piece of land in Green Lane known as "the pinfold," is to be brought to a conclusion at the Rhyl County Court next Friday, when Mrs Durrans will claim j630 damages from the Prestatyn Council on account of their removal of a wall. From the meagre information vouchsafed to the public from time to time at the monthly Council meeting it may be gathered that that body is confident that the contested land is public property. It is therefore to be hoped that the Council will be able to bring their case to a successful issue. THE Rhyl Council intend "respectfully to suggest that the Railway Company should cause the Prestatyn-Dyserth motor car to commence its journey from Rhyl instead of Prestatyn. Thus the possessors of many privileges strive to take away our one little ewe-lamb. For shame, Rhyl 1
THE WHITSUNTIDE EISTEDDFOD Preparing for Next Year. The Prestatyn Whitsuntide Eisteddfod, although not on the last occasion attended with great success from a financial point of view, has been sufficiently successful in other respects to give the committee courage to carry it on next year with greater .vigour, not so much with a view of bringing in a large amount into their coffers, but as a means of benefitting the rising generation of the town and surrounding localities, and of bringing the town into gieater prominence. The efforts of those who have ventured to establish the eisteddfod deserve the support of all the Welsh population of the district in- asmuch as it brings an opportunity to their doors of developing talents which otherwise would possibly remain dormant. It is to be hoped that the healthy competition provided will be looked upon as a means of infusing new life into the young people of the town, and that we shall see some of the chief prizes taken by Prestatynites. It is also hoped that local choirs and parties will make an effort to work the next eisteddfod up to such a point that it will not be surpassed by any held in Wales, other than the National Eisteddfod. It will be readily admitted that the com- petitions at the last eisteddfod were all that could be desired, some of the best English choirs taking part. The committee, how- ever, would very much like to see more Welsh choirs competing in the future, and invite local effort in that direction. Special prizes were given last year by kind friends for competitions in needlework, and the committee would be thankful for voluntary support in this or any similar competition that the donors might fix upon. They take this opportunity of expressing their sincere thanks for past favours in that direction.
TEST CONCERT. The ninth annual test concert promoted )y members of the Welsh Congregational church, Prestatyn, was held on Thursday c light. The whole of the concert was of t ixcellent tone, many of the solos being by the f nost renowned composers, and the large ( audience present bad an opportunity of t istening to some first class singing by s z;1 I u jompetitors from various districts. There were five items for competition, 1 md these brought in no less than 48 entries, < so that in three of the competitions prelimi- < oary tests had to be held, and this was the ] means of delaying the competitions proper for half-an-hour. Mr Joseph Banks occupied the chair, and the conductor was Mr John Roberts, Gwaen ysgor. For the best rendering of any solo. for those under 16, the prize (a metronome) was awarded to Miss Sally Williams, Ffynnon- groew, the prize being handed to the winner by Mr John Cunnah. In the recitation competition (uwn choice) for those under 16, three were selected from the preliminary test, Miss Annie Jones, Coun- cil Terrace, Rhyl, being the winner with the piece" Little Jim," Mr G. W. Jones, handing her the prize. For the best rendering of any duet (prize £1 1/-) the successful competitors were Messrs R. Hoberts and J. Foulkes, Halkyn, the piece they selected being Albion." There was an excellent contest in the. open recitation competition the prize for which was a silver cup, Miss Annie Jones (Rhyl) was again the winner, the piece she gave being" The Women of Mumble's Head and the prize was handed her by the chairman. The chief competition was for the best rendering of any solo, the prize for which was a silver cup, value £ 3 3/ The winner was Miss Josephine Williams, Llangefni (pupil of Mr Wilfred Jones, Wrexham) who gave a beautiful and artistic rendering of a most difficult piece The Immortal Lyre (Gounod). The chairman presented Miss Williams with the cup. In his address to the audience the chairman said he was glad of an opportunity to show his sympathy with the cultivation of higher- class concerts (hear, hear). These contests were tests of merit, and if there were more tests of merit in life, the best would come to the front. He thought they would all benefit! by competition. Victory was often to the strong or wealthy, but it was not so that night. Merit alone would count (applause). Music, it was acknowledged, was the charm of our lives, and although elocution was not appreciated as it should be, he was pleased to hear it was becoming more popular (hear hear). In giving his adjudications on music Mr Caradog Roberts, F.R.C.O. etc., Rhos, strongly condemned the growing habit of tremolo singing. It was not natural, neither was it any advantage to the singer when overdone. If he could do any good to Wales by discouraging it, he was determined to put 0 it down with a firm hand wherever he went to adjudicate (hear, hear). On the proposition of Rev. Ben Williams, seconded by Mr John Cunnah, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman, conductor, adjudicators, and accompanist. Mr Williams remarking that it was not often an Englishman was seen presiding at a Welsh meeting, and they were very pleased to welcome Mr Banks. The adjudicators were: Recitation, Rev. M. F. Wynne, (Prestatyn), and Mr Pedr Mostyn Williams (Rhyl). The duties of accompanist were efficiently carried out by Mr G. W. Jones. The committee (of which Mr J. M. Hughes was secretary and Mr W. Jones treasurer), are to be congratulated on the success attend- ing their efforts.
THE RHYL MINSTRELS. There was an animated discussion at the Rhyl Council on Monday when it was reported that the General Purposes Committee recom- mended that Mr E. H. Williams be granted permission to supply a minstrel troupe for the summer of 1906, on the usual terms, but subject to a reconsideration of the hours of performances. Mr J. Asher protested against this being confirmed. There was, he said, too much of this low down, sloppy, penny gaff sort of entertainment. Mr J. H. Ellis considered it proper for the Council to arrange for open-air entertainments in the evening. Visitors primarily came to Rhyl for its health-giving qualities, and if they could be amused in the open-air they preferred it. Mr Asher moved that the night perfor- mances by the minstrels be absolutely for- bidden. They had 6t hours a day for per- formances without that at night. This amendment, after a long discussion, was lost by ten votes to four. Mr Alfred Rhydwen Jones objected to statements by Mr Winterbottom, and there was rather a lively scene, the Chairman calling the two members to order. Finally all agreed to the recommendation of the General Purposes Committee subject to the addition of the words, and terms," so that the Council reserve the right to re- arrange the hours of performance and the terms of the concession to Mr Williams.
CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB CONCERT. The excellent attendance in the Town Hall an Tuesday evening at the concert in aid of the above club, must have been very grati- fying to the ladies and gentlemen who, with Capt, Miller leading, had for the past week or two given both time and labour to ensure its success. The platform, which had been decorated for the occasion, looked charming in its crimson draperies and flags. intermingled with palms, chrysanthemums, fairy- lamps etc., and reflected great credit on the decorators. 0 The programme was opened with a stirring pianoforte solo by Mrs Linnell, following which Mr James Roberts sang a patriotic song entitled The Veteran," and later in the evening the same artiste rendered A Sailor's Grave," for which he was loudly applauded. Two songs by Miss Evelyn Coward Queen of Angels and LJllahy" were both well received. liev. Lewys Davies chose a very appropriate song in The Death of Nelson and he was encored for his other contribution The Guiding Light." C) 0 Miss Burt, who, we understand is a pupil of Mr Bryan Warhurst, entertained the audience with violin solos, and in response to well-merited applause gave an encore piece. This young lady is undoubtedly a violinist of great promise, the finished manner in which the solos were executed reflecting credit both on her tutor and herself. Love could I only tell thee and The Carnival were rendered by Miss C. Selkirk in a pleasing manner, as were also Miss Miller's songs "For all Eternity" and "Down the Vale." Mr Bulcock is a well known vocalist in this district, and his singing of Mona and Alice where art thou "each brought him an cncore. Miss Ingleneld gave pleasing ren- ditions of The birds go North again and Jnder the Deoda"; Miss Summershill's contributions to the programme consisting of two song, The Grey Mare," and Song of Sleep." It is not often one hears flute solos given by a lady, but Miss Gee's manipulation of this instrument brought her a well-deserved encore. The accompanists included Mrs Bradshaw. Miss Selkirk, Miss Burt, Miss Summerskill, and Mr Dryan Warhurst. Before the programme was concluded Councillor T. B. Griffiths proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the artistes who had so suc- cessfully entertained them that evening, and also the ladies and gentlemen who had got up the entertainment, special mention being made of the excellent services rendered by Capt Miller. Mr W. Inglefield seconded, and in doing so said how apt some people were to pass adverse criticism on artistes who had the courage to stand before an audience and give the best of their talent, while nothing was said of those who stayed at home to nurse the pussy cat (laughter). Capt Miller replied, and said that after that concert their neighbours would not be able to say they could not entertain them. The proceedings closed with the National Anthem, which was heartily and patriotically sung.
Gronant. C.M. Concert. A large audience listened to the concert given at the C.M. Chapel on Friday last week, when the chairman was Mr H. R. Hughes of Prestatyn, and the artistes included such well-known and popular singers as Miss James of Denbigh, Miss Thomas of Leeswood, Miss A. M. Edwards, Messrs. Frank and Alun Nicholson, and T. H. Jones of Prestatyn. Misses Gwladys Hughes and A. M. Edwards gave pianoforte duets, and the accompanist was Miss Jones of Knotty Ash. All the artistes fully sustained their reputation as vocalists and instrumentalists of a high order. The chairman in his address said he was very pleased to take part in a meeting with such a good object. He understood the proceeds of the concert were to go towards the clothing club attached to the chapel. The existence of such a club amongst them proved that their religion was of a practical kind, and no mere profession. He advised them to be on the look out for a History of the Cause, which he understood was a very interesting one, and which would probably appear shortly in the local news- paper. A cordial vote of thanks to the artistes and chairman was moved by the Rev. Edward Jones and heartily given by the audience.
Gwaenysgor. At a meeting of the Parish Council on Mon- day the Clerk was instructed to send a letter of protest to the Board of Education as to their amended final draft regarding the management of the National School. The managers of the Undenominational School are endeavouring to fix upon a site for the new school building.
The Queen and the Unemployed. The Queen's noble appeal to the charitable, and her handsome donation of £2000, will do much to raise the hopes of the sufferers in Poplar and other parts of London, and to help the schemes for relief to tide over the winter.
How to Populate Canada. In the Rapid Review for this month, under the above beading, there is a short but able article touching the question of emigration referred to by me last week in connection with the unemployed. The following is an extract:— With Canada immigration is an urgent matter of practical politics. In England it is left to the agents of the Colonies and to the Salvation Army. In the Canadian Magazine Mr B. Wilson suggests that the time is ripe for Sir Wilfred Laurier to propose to the British Government a simple plan by which the ends that both countries seek could be compassed. It is suggested that an Anglo-Canadian agricultural settlement fund of one million, to provide a small capital for settlers, the bonds to be guaranteed by both Governments, could be raised within 24 hours in London.
Peasant Proprietary as a Solution of the Land Problem. French agricultural prosperity commenced when the French peasants were given a sufficiency of land and stability of conditions, ind taxes were imposed in accordance with Lhe ability of the individual to pay them. The period when the change came about was that following the French Revolution when large estates were cut up into peasants' holdings, and the numerous fiscal and feudal abuses which oppressed the peasant were abolished. The belief is growing that we must seek for a cure for agricultural depression in the same direction.
Miss Alice Rooseveldt. The daughter of the American President has, it is said, a personality of her own, and has a "guid conceit o' hersel' She has travelled a deal, has been cheered and feted in Japan, has dined with the Mikado and in China. She was invited to visit the Dowager Empress, and if she were to journey through Europe to-day she would be received as the daughter of a ruler ranking as high as any King or Emperor in the world.
The Prince and Princess of Wales who have gone on a visit to India will remain there for some months, as they will call at the principal places in the north, south, east, and west of that great dependency. Lord and Lady Shaftesbury accompany them. The Countess is a sister of the present Duke of Westminster. It is very probable that some day Lord Shaftesbury will be the Viceroy of India.
Norway Decides for a King. The result of the referandum is that Prince Charles of Denmark, who is closely related to our Royal family, will be invited to accept the Crown of Norway. It would be in- teresting to know what your readers think of of this choice of a King and not a Republic. I am much surprised myself that they have not gone in for a Republic when they had the chance. The tendency of the age is strongly in that direction.
The Land Question in Ireland. It is said that there is deadlock in the land purchase system. It appears that the Irish Land Purchase Act of Sir George Wyndham, of which so much was heard at the time of his resignation, embodied the ideal of a universal peasant proprietary in place of the previous ideal of fixity of tenure at fair rents.
PRESBYTERIAN LITERARY SOCIETY. The opening meeting of this Society was held on Friday last week, and took the form of a social. In response to the invitation of Mrs Thos. Jones, Islwyn, there was a good attendance, and a very enjoyable evening was spent, the programme including grama- phone selections, items by Miss Neild, and also by Mr Smallman. The chair was occupied by Mr W. D. Prescott. Capt. Miller proposed, and Mr Marshall seconded, a vote of thanks to all who had contributed to the success of the evening, and the proposition was heartily carried.