C.M. Concert. The concert promoted by the friends at C.M. Chapel on Monday night was attended with great success, the room being filled with an appreciative audience. Mr Richard Lewis presided, and in the course of his remarks he stated that the pro- ceeds were to be devoted to the fund for enlarging the schoolroom, etc. A most entertaining programme was submitted, and the items included: recitations by Mrs Williams, Meliden solos by Mrs Eames (Roslyn), Miss Esther Jones (Carnar- von), Mr D. Ellis (Cefnmawr), and Mr J. Dowell Williams (Dyserth); Mr G. W. Jones (Prestatyn) being the accompanist. The appreciation of the audience was amply demonstrated by the many encores with which the artistes had to respond, the whole of the items being capitally rendered. A hearty vote of thanks was tendered the chairman and the artistes, on the proposition of Rev. R. P. Hughes, seconded by Mr Peter Williams.
The Eisteddfod. On Tuesday evening a meeting of the committee connected with the local eisteddfod was held, and notwithstanding that last year's event was not a financial success, the committee are determined to make another effort to revive the interest hitherto tajken in the meetings. The whole of last year's officers were re-elected with the exception of the treasurer this year the office is to be filled by Mr J. Roberts and Mr William Davies.
Jumble Sale. In the schoolroom on Friday evening a very successful jumble sale was held. There was a good attendance, and the amount real- ised will be devoted to the church funds.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. ALL SAINTS (Church of England).—10-30 a.m. English), 6 p.m. (Welsh), Rev. Howell Harris, B.A. MOUIAH C.M. CHAPBII (Welsh).-10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Lewis Ellis, Rhyl. BKTHAMIA WESLEYAN CHAPBL (Welsh).—10 a.m., Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m., Rev. D. Meurig Jones, Llanasa. TABBBMACLB BAPTIST CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. S. Valentine, Llanddulas. SILOAH CONGREGATIONAL CHuncH (Welsh). — 10 a.m., Mr John Hughes, Mostyu 6 p.m. Mr Thos. Jones, Mostyn. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHuacH (English), -10-30 a.m. and 6 p,m Rev. T. Gasquoine, B.A., Bangor, Chairman N.W. English Cong. Union. PENIEL WKBHYAN CHAPEL (Welsh), Pen-y-ffordd. 10 a.m., Sunday School; 2 p.m., Rev. D. Meurig Jones, Llanasa; 6 p.m., Prayer Meeting. GWYKFA C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh), Rhewl Fawr.— 2 p.m., Rev. Lewis Ellis, Rhyl.
NOTES BY "REX." The meetings held in three places of worship last week to celebrate the Centenary of the British and Foreign Bible Society were, as stated in these columns, most scantily attended, not more than forty persons, it is said, being present in either of the meetings. Your correspondent does not seem to know the cause of the seeming unpopularity of these meetings, but I am, fortunately, in a position to know the reasons given by most of those who absented themselves are such paltry ones that one is surprised to hear them. Friends! let us be consistent! Let us practise what we preach. Let us banish all sectarian bitterness out of the place. People have drawn my attention to what seems an utterly unfair proceeding. Last week some Penmaenmawr gravel was placed on the public path in the village, and every- body was delighted with it; but the shoe began to pinch when people saw this gravel being placed on land in front of certain private properties. I do not blame the work- men because they must have acted according to instructions, but I cannot see why certain persons should be favoured. We all pay rates.
The Coming General Election. The Prime Minister has within the last few days intimated sufficient for all to know that an appeal to the country is imminent, and the leaders of both parties have been engaged in reminding all whom it may con- cern that they are the loaders. There is at present some doubt as to who will be the chief leaders of the two great forces in the coming fray. It seems at present not unlikely that Mr Chamberlain will head the Conservatives. He has apparently assumed that position already and given them the battle cry. On the other side it does not appear likely that Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman will give Up his position to any man, though he be a Scotchman; and,fairplay to Sir Henry,he has proved himself capable and worthy of the position. If he will be made Prime Minis- ter, I hope he will be fortunate enough to secure the services of Lord Rosebery in his cabinet as Foreign Secretary; and every true Welshman will expect to see a Welshman in the next Liberal Cabinet.
New Temperance League Formed. A League was formed this week for the promotion of temperance legislation under the presidency of Viscount Peel. The meeting at which it was decided to form the league was attended, in addition to Lord Peel, by the fol- lowing well known temperance advocates the Earl of Aberdeen, Lady Henry Somerset, Canon Scott Holland, and Mr T.P. Whittaker, M.P. The gathering also included almost every temperance worker of note,and represen- tatives of nearly every existing organization Some people are fond of saying that you cannot make people sober by ActofParliment, but temperance legistation has already done a great deal to check the ravages of the traffic in drink, and none should be more thankful for what has been than the publicans. The trade has been made thereby much more respectable:than it otherwise would be. Russia. Matters appear to be going from bad to worse in this unfortunate country. The people—or the bulk of theina-L-do not trust the man at the helm (Count Witte, the new Premier), and not without reason. He appears to be playing a game of double shuffle, blowing hot and cold alternately. Another good Archbishop for the Church at Laodicea, as Mr John Morley said the other day with reference to another gentleman. There was during the last two or three days, so it was reported, a serious financial panic, including a run on the Savings Banks. The Jews are still persecuted, and the Army, about 400,00) men in the Far East, is in great straits, and it is feared that the ma- jority will never return to their homes, but will fall a prey to famine and exposure in a bitterly cold climate. Poor fellows 1
AWARD FOR GALLANTRY AT PENYFFRITH. It will be remembered that at an inquest held last August the jury requested the Deputy Coroner for Flintshire, Mr J. Roberts Jones) to communicate to the Royal Humane Society their view that Mr Ernest A. Patterson, Solicitor, Longton, was worthy of their award for his courage in attempting the rescue of the young lady who was unfortuna- tely drowned, and for the help he rendered in rescuing two other ladies who were bathing with her. Mr Roberts Jones has now received from the Secretary the Honorary Vellum of the Society for presentation to Mr Patterson. The Certificate, which is signed by (among others) H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught, Vice Patron, sets forth that it was "Resolved unanimously that Ernest A. Patterson is justly entitled to the Honorary Testimonial of this Society, which is hereby awarded to him for having on the 5th August, 1905, gone to the rescue of two girls who were in imminent danger of drowning in the sea at Penyffrith, North Wales, and whose lives he gallantly saved."
A successful concert took place at the Wesléyan Chapel on Monday, under the presidency of Mr L. Williams, Ffynnongroew, when Miss Edwards, Mr Arthur Jones and party (Bagillt), Messrs Frank Nicholson and Alun Nicholson, and Messrs Win. Davies and Meredith Williams (Ffynnongroew), took part. There was a large attendance, and the artistes rendered their pieces in excellent style, several being accorded encores. Miss Gladys Hughes was the able accompanist. The proceeds go to the Sunday School Clothing Club.
A Tramp's Vagaries. Late on Wednesday night a commotion was caused in the village by the sudden appear- ance of a young man who, by various plausible tales, endeavoured to obtain lodging at several houses. Word soon went round, however, that his stories were fictitious, and he was summarily ejected. He gave an address in Rhyl, and carried a parcel contain- ing some new articles of clothing. The police have been informed.
Council Meeting, Mr Richard Lewis presided over a meeting of the Parish Council on Friday night, and others in attendance included Messrs D. Jones, E. Morris, J. E. Jones, T. J. Humphreys, and G. W. Roberts. The Council had before them drawings, etc. of the extension of the railway from Dyserth to Newmarket, and the members expressed themselves as being greatly in favour of the project. The question of opening the road known as Pentre Bach, leading from Ochr-y- foel to St. Asaph was discussed. It was pointed out that by utilising this road instead of the present route to St. Asaph a distance of nearly half-a-mile would be saved. The Council realised that the neighbourhood of the Voel was growing rapidly, and it was very necessary that this district should be looked after. The question of whether the road could be claimed by Dyserth or Cwm arose, and it was decided to defer the matter for the present. The water supply to Bryniau also occupied the attention of the Council, and after discus- sion it was decided to defer the matter for a month.
Developing Bryniau. Mr E. D. Jones, contractor, Prestatyn, is engaged in carrying out some very extensive alterations for Mr Woodward at Mount House. Mr Jones has drawn out the plans himself, and they were very highly spoken of by the Surveyor to the District Council. When the alterations are completed the house will be double its present size, and will undoubtedly be an ornament to the neighbour- hood.
A Rare Catch. A keeper on the Bodrhyddan estate has captured a badger in the vicinity of Dyserth. The animal is an object of interest to many, as they are seldom seen in this district.
LIGHTING-UP TIME next week: 4-50_p.m, Robert Owen, Ffynnongroew. A New and Varied Stock of CHINA of every description. Tea Sets, Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets, etc,, at low prices. Please note that in future this establishment will ba closed at 7 o'cl xik on Tuesdays and Thurs lays.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Arrival. The long-expected cargo steamer S.S. Coventry of Cardiff, arrived in Mostyn Deeps last Saturday afternoon, after an exceedingly stormy passage, lasting three days longer than usual. The cargo of 2,100 tons, consisting of Manganiferous Ore for the Mostyn Iron Works, was brought from Carthagena^
Instrumental. The world-renowned Besses o' the Barn Brass Band visited Chester last Thursday evening, and gave as usual a wonderful account of themselves, classical music forming the major part of their repertoire. Music lovers from this district went to hear this beautiful combination ofmusicans. Choir Supper. The annual supper of All Saints' Choir was given at the Church Schoolroom last Wednes- day evening at 7 p.m., when there was a full muster of choristers, as well as members of the congregation and their friends, who were privileged to partake of supper on payment of a small sum. The good things, which were provided by the Vicar, churchwardens, and members of the congregation, were of a most substantial character, and were greatly enjoyed by all present. After supper the tables were cleared, and games were indulged in. The vocal and instrumental music was supplied by Mr W. Davies, and a phonograph belonging to a member of the congregation. The musical arrangements, which were only partly gone through, owing to lack of time, were in the hands of Mr E. Davies (Pencerdd Callestr) the games were arranged by Mrs Jones and Miss Price (School) while the conjuring department was managed Mr T. Jones, School, who also acted as accompanist. All who contributed towards the success of the supper and entertainment deserve special praise. +
PARISH COUNCIL. A meeting of the Llanasa Parish Council was held on Monday last. Present: Coun- cillors Thos. Roberts (Chairman), H. Hughes (Vice-chairman), Wm. Thomas, Owen Owen, Edward Thomas, R. J. Temple, David Jones, and the Clerk. TERFYN FOOTPATH (GRONANT). A report of the meeting of the Parochial Committee which had been held at Terfyn to consider an alleged encroachment of the above path was submitted. The committee were unanimous in their opinion that the path was a public one, and suggested that the inhabi- tants should make use of it whenever they required so as to retain the public rights. AFONGOCH WELL. In reply to a letter received from Mr P. Harding Roberts regarding the above well, the Clerk was instructed to state that from information the Committee had received they considered the above well to be a public one. SCAVENGING AT GWESPYR. A letter was read from Mr Dawson com- plaining that the inhabitants of Gwespyr deposited their ashes, etc., on a piece of waste land above the Jubilee Reservoir. He sug- gested that a scavenging cart should go round periodically to collect the same. This being a matter for the District Coun- cil, Mr William Thomas proposed, and Mr D. Jones, seconded, that the letter be referred to them. AGRICULTURAL LECTURES. It was announced that a course of lectures would be given in different parts of the parish by Mr Hopkinson Jones, University College, Bangor. The meetings were arranged as follows :— Date. Place Subject. Chairman. Dec. 4 Ffynnongroew. Gardening. Coun.T.Roberts 11 Llanasa. Dairying. Conn. Temple 18 Talacre School. Gardening. Mr J.Owen,Bryn FOOTPATH AT TY'N Y CAEAU. It was decided to call the attention of the tenaut to the encroachment he had made on the above path by placing thorns on the stile which leads from one field to the other, thereby preventing the inhabitants from using the path. SILVER WEDDING. It was unanimously resolved that the hearti- est congratulations of the Council be sent to Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn on the celebration of their silver wedding.
PRESTATYN SESSIONS. The above Sessions were held on Tuesday, when the magistrates in attendance were Messrs. R. C. Enyon (in the chair), W. Bulcock, and Thomas Jones. William Williams. Rhewl Fawr, Axton, on behalf of his adopted daughter Lavinia (aged 12), charged Edward Owen Jones, of the same village with assault and battery on October 24th. Mr J. Pierce Lewis (Rhyl) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Marston (Mold) for defen- dant. A consid3rable amount of evidence was called in the case, which lasted over two hours. Eventually the magistrates stopped the proceedings, the chairman saying they were unanimous in dismissing the case, each party to pay their own costs. Thomas Naylor, Sussex Lane, Rhyl, was fined 2/6 and 6/6 costs for being drunk and incapable while in charge of a horse and cart at Prestatyn on October 3rd. P.C. Cheney proved the case. A charge of being drunk and incapable on October 16th was proved against William Brooks, of Pen-y-ffordd, Ffynnongroew, by P.C. J. E. Hughes. Brooks was fined 8/6 including costs. The same constable charged Henry Jones, Twmpath, Ffynnongroew, with cycling without a light at 10-80 p.m. on October 16th. Fined 2/6, and 8/G costs. An order was made for the maintenance of the child of Mary Williams, Berthengam, against Henry Jones, late of Newmarket, and now in the 28rd R.W.F. Henry Thompson, driver at the Railway Hotel, charged William Williams, Plastirion, both of Prestatyn with assault and battery at the Cross Foxes Inn on the 1st instant. Mr Clement Hughes appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Gamlin for the defence. It was stated in evidence that both men were sober, and that there was no provoca- tion for the assault. Thompson asked Williams to have a drink," the latter retaliating by striking and kicking Thompson. Mr Gamlin stated there was a considerable amount of rivaly between Mr Fenton (complainant's employer) and the defendant, both being carriage proprietors, and be asserted that Mr Fenton was at the bottom of the whole aft air. Thompson denied this. He admitted in cross-examination that on the night of the accident he slipped and injured his head. But the wound he had on his leg, and which had been examined by Dr Batten Williams, was caused by the defendant kicking him, and not through the fall. William Henry Hughes, Plas Ucha, caused considerable amusement by refusing to enter the witness-box until he was paid his expenses. This being complied with, his evidence was given, but it did not serve to enlighten the magistrates much. Other witnesses called in the case were Dr Batten Williams, Thomas Aneurin Roberts, Robert Williams, Maes-y-groes, and P.C. Cheney. The Bench were of opinion an assault had been committed, and fined Williams 2/6 and costs amounting tojBl 11/- A case in which there was a dispute between Betsy Davies, of Ffrithlas, and her neighbour Edward Davies, regarding damage done to a wall, was dismissed, each side to pay their own costs. The advocates engaged were Mr J. Holland Roberts for Mrs Davies, and Mr Clement Hughes for Edward Davies. Robert Williams, Maes-y-groes, was charged by John Hughes, Spring Bank, with using threats towards him in Sandy Lane on October 28rd. This case was also dismissed each side to pay their own costs. Mr Clement Hughes was for complainant and Mr J. Holland Roberts for defendant. Fred Roberts, Ochr-y-Foel, was fined 1 for not sending his child regularly to school. ¡
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