Parish Council. A special meeting of the Parish Council is to be held to-night (Friday), when the chief business will be the consideration of the ex- tension of the line to Newmarket by the Railway Company.
Motor Railway. We understand that the company have under consideration the advisability of im- proving the service to Dyserth. It is antici- pated that in March there will be more trains run, and the times arranged so as to be of more convenience to the general public. This is a step in the right direction, and any improvement in the service will be appre- ciated. There can be no doubt the line has been ot immense benefit to the district already. We hear of many applications for houses in both Meliden and Dyserth, and as the railway service is extended the demand for residences in the vicinity is sure to increase. -m_
Interruptions and Disorder Frequent. At the Town Hall on Wednesday evening a meeting was held in support of Mr Harold Edwards, the Unionist Candidate for Flint- shire. The room was crowded, but the majority of those present were evidently supporters of Mr Edwards' opponent, fur at the outset there were calls for cheers for Mr Herbert Lewis, and these were lustily given. Interruptions were very frequeut, and at times there was such disorder that the speakers could not make themselves heard. Mr T. B. Griffiths occupied the chair, and the candidate was supported on the platform by his brother and sister (Mr and Miss Edwards). Hon. L. A. Brodriek, Rev 0. J. Davies, Capt. Miller, etc. The chairman made a few brief remarks, and called upon the candidate to address the meeting. Mr Edwards had rather a mixed reception, but he made a bold stand against considerable odds. At the outset of his remarks he appealed to them to give him the same
as he asked for his opponent when he came amongst them (cheers). At a time like this, he proceeded, there was a tendency to be swept away by popular feeling. Any rubbish would be carried with the flood, but it took a strong fish to hold his nose against the tide (applause). He would remind them of the old saying that
certain the fall. He asked what the Siadical programme was to be. The Prime Minister had said the issue was to he one of fiscal reform. Nothing had been said with regard to the Irish, Scotch, or Welsh questions. They had a right to know what line of action the Radical party was going to take (applause).. He had not yet had the pleasure of seeing tho opinions of his opponent in print, bat he (the speaker) had endeavoured to place in the hands of every elector the opinions held by him. and he in- tended to fight to the utmost of his strength to uphold those principles (cheers). Speaking on
he said he approached this question as a firm believer in Free Trade. But to be successful Free Trade must be universal (applause). As things stood though, our hands were tied behind our backs while the foreigner hit us in the face (cheers). The candidate went on to say that every- where the cry of the working man was the inequi). i y of the present system (cheers and howis). A manager of works at Sandycroft. had written him saying that the foreigner was hitting his firm so hard that if it continued they Would have to shut down the works. He coull give them plenty of instances. It was the same at Mostyn Ironworks, where, since the McKinley tariff, they had to pay 10/- on every ton exported to the States. It was the
Same at Gwaspyr, seventeen per cent, having to bo paid on the material they exported. There was considerable disorder at this stage, and the Rev Mr Wynne got on the plat- form and appealed to the people iu Welsh to give the candidate a fair hearing. Mr Wynne was accommodated with a seat on the platform, much to the amusement of tha audience. Mr Edwards dealt with the Savings Bank returns of this country, and said that the amount per head saved here was less than in Germany or the Slates. Hut that was not because our men were more careless or spendthrifts, but because they had a
In reply to a question on this matter, the candidate gave the figures as follows En- gland £ 4 13/- per head, Germany £8 3/ With regard to the Education Act, Mr Edwards went on to say that the religious question was the crux of the whole dispute. He dealt with education up to the passing of the Act of 1902, and said there were various solutions of this religious difficulty offered 1st, no religious instruction 2nd, there was the solution of the leading Welsh Radical member, that local authorities must have the power to decide what religious instruction shall be taught the children. With regard to the first he would not insult their Christian instincts by dealing with it. And in reply to the second his reply was the local authorities change every three yearp, and so religious teachings might change also (applause). •fne Unionist party offered a fairer solution. It was the policy as laid down by Mr Balfour -(tho ex-premier's name was received with considerable hooting)—and that was that every parent should be given the
child should be taught (loud applause). They had reached one of the greatest political crises known, and he asked them not to commit themselves to evils which it might take years to reform (cheers). The Hon. Mr Brodrick rose to address the audience, but he failed to get a fair hearing. ne man named Ford—an importation into Prestatyn-made such a noise that he was invited on to the platform, and when there he created roars of laughter by his antics. Rev. M. F. Wynne put a question to the candidate asking was it just that masters and mistresses should be debarred from 14,000 schools in this country because they were nonconformists. Mr Edwards replied he was willing that tests should be done away with if parents were allowed to say what religion their child- ren shoul I be taught. Further remarks by Mr Wynne were objected to by the chairman, who ruled that only written questions. would be received, whereupon Mr Wynne withdrew amid great uproar. A resolution in favour of the candidate was proposed and seconded, and an amendment was put in favour of Mr Herbert. Lewis, the meeting terminating in great disorder.
Political. Within the last few days both candidates for Parlimentary honours 1 ave held meetings in Dyserth, and the conduct of large audiences at each place was most satisfactory. We referred to Mr Edwards' meeting last week, and on Tuesday Mr and Mrs Herbert Lewis attended a meeting in the C.M. chapel. In addition to the addresses delivered by the candidate and Mrs Lewis, speeches were also made by the chairman (Rev R. P. Hughes) and several gentlemen from Rhyl and other places.
Gwespyr. The^Temporary School Alleged Insanitary State. The Holywell Rural Council have instructed their inspector to serve a. notice on the Flintshire education authorities to provide proper sanitary requirements at the temporary school which has been opened at the C.M. Chapd, Gwespyr. Several members of the Council expressed surprise that the school should have been opened before the Council had approved the plans.
The Election. The Liberals have been victorious all along the line, and it is now certain that they will have a substantial majority over the combined forces of the Conservatives and Irish Nation- alists. Several of the leading men on the Conservative side have been defeated at the polls, and it will be difficult to find seats for them. A seat will probably be found for Mr Balfour, as it is of importance to his party that he should be in his place in the Honse when Parliament meets on the 1 3th prox. A good man has been lost to the Conser- vatives in the defeat of Lord Hugh Cecil. A man of his rare abilities and character cannot well be allowed to remain out of Parliament. Luck is clearly with Mr Winston Churchill, and his striking victory at Manchester, which was remarked upon by the Prime Minister, will probably mean a further promotion for him on the first opportunity. Many of the active workers in the election are the wives of Peers, while their noble hus- bands owing to the rule that Peers must not take part in contested parliamentary elections. are forced to remain at home. if not to look after the children and superintend the house- keeping, at least to entertain the guests.
The New Home Secretary. Mr Herbert Gladstone will occupy as his official residence No. 11 Downing Street. He will thus go back to his birthplace, as he was born at No. 11 while his parents were living there during his father's tenure of office as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A Suggestion. It would, it is whispered, be a wise course for our local authorities, in view of the recent experience of a neighbouring town, if they earnestly considered the advisability of providing a hospital say in the neighbour- hood of the Observatory — where anyone suffering from an infectious disease could be quickly and at once removed.
Robert Owen, Ffynnongroew. SUITS, OVERCOATS, &c., to Measure, at Short Notice. PERFECT FIT AND STYLE GUARANTEED.
Honour. At the annual meeting of the Flint County Teachers' Association of the National Union of Teachers held at the Council School. Mold, last Saturday, Mr Thomas Jones, Council School, Ffynnongroew, was installed president for 190 >. In his presidential address, he dealt with the staffing and equipment of schools aud the superannuation scheme for teachers, established 1899. The County Education Committee came in for praise for their courteous and sympathetic treatment of their teachers. During the afternoon Mr Jones' brother, Mr L. P. Jones, Duke of Westminster's School, Halkyn, was elected vice president.
Lecture. On Tuesday evening, a lecture on South Africa was delivered at the Wesloyan School- room, by the Rev D. G wynfryn Jones, a former minister at this place. The proceeds are to be devoted to the funds of the Wesleyan Chapel at Penvffordd. -+-
RECHABITES AND'' TOTAL ABSTINENCE. To the Editor of the Prsstatyn Weekly." Sir,-Pressure of work prevented my replying ere this to the letter signed .by Mr Edward Lloyd in reference to the above subject in your issue for the 6th inst. It is quite evident that Mr Lloyd's aman- uensis has written the letter, and that he wrote it not in character with Mr Lloyd's kind disposition. Mr Lloyd knows very well that I do not sneer at good-movements, and especially one whose object is to do good. I approve of it by allowing my little boy to become a member, and witnessing the departure of the members from their head- quarters every anniversary. My object in inserting the short paragraph was to help those members who are not very strong, to be on the alert, not to charge consistent abstainers with deception. The information was supplied to me by an official of the Rcchabite Tent, whose name I am not at liberty to divulge. He told me r3 that a young man from Mostyn, a member of the Tent, had been caught in an intoxicated state and unable to mount his bicycle, and that five men were willing to come and befir witness to the fact. Further, he said that two or three members were suspected of consuming intoxicants in secret. t, Mr Lloyd, who was a pupil at the local school, knows very well I am not a coward. I do not require to hide behind any editor's chair. I thought everyone knew who the Correspondent for Ffynnongroew was, hence no name was appended, only the usual From our own correspondent on the top of the column. I may assure Mr Lloyd, I do not write things I am ashamed of, neither have I ever had cause to withdraw them. If the few words inserted have caused Mr Lloyd any annoyance or pain, I, as one 0 11 professing Christianity, apologise willingly. My intention was not to cause pain but to do good.—Yours faithfully, Gwendraeth, THOMAS JONES. Ffynnongroew.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. ALL SAINTS (Church of England).—10-30 a.m. English), 6 p.m. (Welsh). Rev. H. Harris. MORIAH C.M. CHAPEL -10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev W. P. Jones, Oefnberain. BKTHANIA WKSLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m., Rev E. G. Turner, Ffynnongroew; 6 p.m., Mr W. Griffiths, Gwespyr.. TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev W. Evans, Holywell. SILOAH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Welsh). — 10 a.m. Mr. Owen Owens, Tanlan 6 p.m., Rev. E. Pan Jones, Mostyn. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (English), -10-30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. R. J. Stevenson. GWYNFA C.M. CHAPEL, Rhewl Fawr (Welsh),— 10 a.m., Sunday School; 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. W. P. Jones, Cefnberain. PKNIEL WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh), Pen-y-ffordd. 10 a.m. Sunday School; 2 p.m.. Mr 11. Hughes, Cwm 6 p.m., Mr J. Evans, Penyffordd.
FLINTSHIRE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL UNION Quarterly Meeting at Ffynnongroew. This was held in St Andrew's English Congregational Church on Wednesday. The number of delega,tes present was hardly so large as usual owing to the number of other meetings. Mr T. H. Roberts (Rhyl), the retiring president, delivered a short and appropiate address, and then invited Mr T. M. Kees (Buckley), the president-elect, to occupy the chair. Mr Rees expressed the pleasure it gave him to occupy the chair, especially at such an auspicious moment. He further said that during his year of oince it was his wish to help the weaker Churches as much as possible. The Executive Committee was entertained to luncheon. and at five o'clock all the dele- gates were entertained to a substantial tea, presided over by the following ladies Mrs Stevenson, Mrs Isaac Davies, Mrs R. Owen, Mrs Hugh Jones.Mrs Harper and Miss Harper. Rev T. Pandy Williams (Rhyl) who was to have preached at the evening service was unable to be present owing to illness. The Rev T. G. Nicholson (Bagiiit) kindly took his place, and preached at the evening service.
Llanasa. Social Tea. A very enjoyable evening was spent at the National School on Wednesday last week, when the members of the Parish Church Sunday School held their social. Tea was provided, and after full justice had been done to the many good things, a concert was held. The Rev W. Loyd Protheroe presided, and the following took part in the programme: Misses Protheroe, Dora M. Ell; p, Alice Williams, Maria Evans, "'Hev W. Loyd Protheroe, Messrs Richd Jones, F. ank Parry. Vickers, Win. Jones, John Evans, and Robt. J. Jones. Selections oa the phonograph were given by Mr Peter Jones, Gwespyr. The programme concluded with a laughable farce by Messrs William. Edward, and Roderick Protheroe. This item was well performed and created roars of laughter. The accompanists were Mrs Protheroe (Vicaragf), and Miss E. L. Roberts (New- market). After the usual vote of thanks the concert was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem. _0.
Friday last week was an eventful day for children attending the schools. It served the double purpose of being the day chosen for the distribution of 75 half-pound bags of home-made sweets, and 25 mounted photos of their One-wheel Oar" in full team, all being the kind and liberal gift of Mrs Pond, of Liverpool, lately resident at Whitecot, Meliden. The day being also the opening day for the electoral campaign throughout the British Isles, advantage was taken of it by the little village of Meliden to lead the way in the great fight between Free Trade," "Fair Trade," and 41 Protection." 65 of the school children were each provided with a white voting bean, to drop into one or other of three glass jars, labelled accordingly, and placed in from, of the returning officer." The company pre- sentto witness the voting were Mr, Mrs, and Master Small and company iromPen Dyffryn, Mr, Mrs, and Miss Edwards, Mr Johnson, Mr John Pierce, Mr Hugh Jones, Mr P. A. Williams, and Mr and Mrs Owen, the Schools. Before the voting commenced, good, plain, explanatory addresses were given by Mr Edwards, Mr Johnson. Mr John Pierce, and Mr P. A. Williams. Mrs Edwards, Lekatue, gracefully apted as the returning officer," as well as being the distributor of the very attractive bags of sweets. The result of the poll was declared two or three hours in advance of the first poll throughout; the United Kingdom, and stood as follows :Free Trade," 52 "Protection," 7; "Fair Trade," 6, majority for Free Trade," 3;). Then came the ringing cheers for Free Trade," the usual votes of thanks, and God Save the King." The plucky little Melidenites now stand as the leaders in the great electoral campaign of lOOn, as well as the possessors of the only one-wheel car among all the schools in the United Kingdom. MORAL.-Never too early to train the rising generation how to use the rights and privi- leges of intelligent citizenship, and to see that they are abreast of the times in all public questions. ♦
Juveniles and Politics. A Prestatyn boy of six thus sums np the political situation "Mr Balfour is out of Parliament. He has been putting people into gaol, so they won't have him any longer." 0
|Mi0cdiai!emts* vV A:;TET). a commodious unfurnished BUNGALOW, or a good House, with private garden, in Prestatyn or Meliden also a very small Bungalow.—Address A.B., c/o "Prestatyn Weekly'' Office. L ESSONS given in PAINTING. For particulars apply, Miss Yeoman, Lynd- hurst, Linden Walk, Prestatyn. JT^ANCING.—Mrs and Miss Gandon intend forming select Classes for Dancing in Prestatyn at an early date. Further par- ticulars, Avondale, Crescent Road, Rhyl. EXCELLENT BUDDING- SAND for Sale in convenient position. — For terms apply H. Wright, Builder, Prestatyn. JPHONOGRAPH and 20 Records for Sale, Cheap.-— Apply, A.R.C., "Prestatyn vVeddy" Office. \^OOD-CAUVINTG Classes to be held in Prestatyn.—Apply, Miss Bevan Davies, Victoria Studio, Colwyn Bay. WAI,IJIS ANn SCOTT, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, have houses to Let at the following rents £ -13, £21, £ 28, and £ 85; also Modern Villas and Building LHIHl for Sale privately. Offices: High St., Prestatyn. Pendre House School, PRESTATYN, NOKTH WALES. Scnool and Kindergarten. Next Term begins January 18th. Principal MISS ETHEL HICKSON (Teachers' J'iploma University of Cambridge). MR. BRYAN E. WARHURST, Profsssor of Music. Memher of the Incorporated Sucietv of Musicians, Prepares Pnyils for the Associated Board of the R n al Aoademy of Music., tin Itoynl College of Aim! t-ho Trialty College, London, f. !Jll (.lie Incorporated Society of Musicians Organ, Pianoforte, Singing, Harmony, Theory, &c. LATEST SUCCESSES: April, 1304, Advanced Senior, Pianoforte, R.A.M. Theory „ Jn!v, „ Advanced SCH., Pbno, (Honours), Trin. Coll., London Advanced Organ, I.S.M. „ „ Pianoforte, 1.6.M. Dec. „ Third Oradc, „ „ Second Grade, Singing J uiy, '905, Third Orade, „ t. „ S'nd Grade, Pianoforte (H'rs), „ t, ,i ii (Pass) „ n II First Grade, „ "It Mr. Warhuist itiakciR a Speciality of preparing Candidates fo the above Examinations, and visits Prestatyn on Tuesdays, W«dne.«dfvtvs fwd Thursdays. Organ Recitals, Co inserts, Eisteddfodau. For terms, Address—Haydn Houss, Brighton Road, Rhyl. fIENRY DOWELL, Coal Merchant, Office: Station Yard, Prestatyn, Orders promptly attended to. Best House Coal always in Stock. J. ft Williams, BOOT & SHOE MAKER. Repairs neatly and promptly executed. Boots made to order with Best English Leather. 0 Chùrch Gat<:8' res â. yn. High Street (Oppcdte the) Prestatyn. Thomas & Walkley, Architects and Surveyors, PRESTATYN. Preliminary Sketches Free. Reasonable charges. For Regular Supplies of Farm Produce Fresh Milk and Butter, New-laid Eggs, etc., n send Postcard to R. AND J. VfHITEFORD, L k Kelston Furta, Gwespyr, Holywell.