DEATH OF DR. C. C. WIMBERLEY. We regret to record the death on Sunday last, at his residence in Victoria Avenue, of Dr C. C. Wimberley, at the age of 66 years. Dr. Conrad Christopher Wimberley was the eldest son of the Rev Conrad Wimberley, Hector of Donnington, Lincolnshire, was educated at King's College, London, and St. John's College, Cambridge, studied for the medical profession in London and Edinburgh, and then entered the Royal Navy and served as surgeon on the well known line of battle- ship Princess Charlotte," one of the last of the old three-deckers, then stationed on the China station. Retiring from the Navy, he engaged in practice in different parts of Warwickshire, and was for over twenty years at Coventry, where he was Hon. Surgeon to the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital for many years, and afterwards Hon. Consulting Surgeon. Health failing, he bad to give up his practice and made a sea voyage, and being so much relieved as to his health, he made many voyages to Africa, Canada, and the United States. He has been 7 years in Prestatyn, during the last four years of which he has been a complete invalid, and practically confined to his room. The funeral took pla.ce this (Fri- day) afternoon at Prestatyn churchyard.
TEMPERANCE MEETING. At the Church Room on Monday night a goodly number attended a meeting of the local branch of the Church of England Temperance Society, when the Vicar presided. Miss Howe had been announced to address the meeting, but the, chairman explained that this lady had had to go to Wrexham to speak at a meeting of the Girls' Friendly Society. A very able substitude was however, found in the Rev. Mostyn Jones, Liverpool (who preached at Christ Church the previous day). The rev. gentleman gave an interesting and able address, which was listened to with rapt attention by the audience. Being engaged in a slum parish in Liverpool, Mr Jones was able to speak from his own experience as to the evil wrought by intem- perance among men and women in these parts, and he described in vivid word- pictures the revolting scenes he had witnessed. He appealed to his hearers to continue in the good work of temperance, and congratulated the people of Prenta-tyn on having such a nourishing Society in their midst. The Vicar made a few brief remarks, and a paper on the Temperance Question was also read by Mr J. W. Williams, the meeting terminating with votes of thanks to the speakers, which was proposed by Mr Inglefield and seconded by Mr D. Hughes.
The Awakening of Asia. The Shah of Persia, we read, has granted to his people a representative assembly elected by the Mullahs, merchants, and land- owners, under the presidency of his Majesty. The-assembly is to be known as the House of Justice," and. is to exercise administra- tive and legislative powers. Equality for all in the eyes of the law will be proclaimed and all favouritism abolished."
Bad for the Brewing Business. Brewery stocks have been declining for some days, writes a London correspondent, this, no doubt, is due to the fear of legislation adverse to the brewing interest.
NORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK, LIMITED. The seventieth annual meeting of the proprietors of the North and South Wales Bank, Limited, was held at Liverpool on Tuesday. Mr Thomas Brocklebank, chairman of directors, presided over a large attendance. The Chairman in moving the adoption of the report for the year 1905, remarked on the fact that the deposits had increased to the extent of £ 4,000,000 during the past sixteen years, and hoped their friends would go on making money and place further millions in the safe keeping of the bank (applause), for their business had extended so largely that they would find little difficulty in employing such additional funds to advantage when times are as brisk as they now are (hear, hear). He looked on the balance sheet as a comfortable one. The current year may be fraught with momentous changes for this country, but in the meantime, taking figures as they stand, they are redolent of expansion. The motion was adopted.
Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatyn." FRANK JEWELL & Co., Auctioneers, EST ATE AGENTS AND VALUERS, Collectors 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. 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 IT IS Is the delighted opinion ex- pressed or implied by all who try our Famous OXBBBajB tSttsaa a N B TEL YNO TEA (REGISTERED) at 1/6, 1/8, and 2 per lb. SOLE AGENT W. J. Williams, The Stores. A E. WILLIAMS, Pastry Cook and Confectioner, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Wedding & Christening Cakes made to order. Tea, Hooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pic-Nic Parties catered for. T. Parry Williams sCo Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers. —o— 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. THE CROFT MISS & MRS JONES Confectioners, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Boarding and Commercial House. Parties Catered for. Well-aired Beds. HUGHES & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PHESTATYN. Estimates Free. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. JRESIDENCE 8, ROSLYN TERRACE. -"< U, otire. On January 21st, at Victoria Avenue, Prestatyn, Conrad Christopher Wimberley, M.D., M.R.C.S., aged 66 years. PEATSWOOD," Meliden Road, PRESTATYN. Highly important Sale of Valuable Modern Household Appointments contained in the above two Bungalows, the whole being in most excellent con. dition and completely new throughout, the furniture in the Entertaining Rooms and Bedchambers being almost entirely in Brown Oak. Being favoured with instructions from Mr. Moss, Messrs. FRAN K JEWELL & CO. Will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION on the premises of the above two Bungalows On TUESDAY, JAN. 30th, 1906, The whole of the ENTIRELY NEW, VALUABLE, AND WDLL SELECTED FURNITURE Which very briefly comprises Two handsome Dining Suites in Brown Oak with crimson leather seating Very handsome Sideboards of unique design, in Brown Oak, with Bevelled Mirror backs, Clipboards, etc.; Dining Tables in Oilk with screw extension and extra leaves, Umbrella Stands and Hat Racks in Oak, Overmantels in Brown Oak with Bevelled Mirrors, Fancy Easy Chairs in variety, Black Wrought-Iron and Copper Kerbs and Fire Utensils, Coal Vases to match, Brackets and Table Lamps, Pictures, Bedroom Suites in Brown Oak. consisting of Wardrobes, Dressing Chests with swing mirrors, Washstands with Marble Slabs and Tiled Backs, and Chairs Handsome Black and Brass Bedsteads, Spring, Wool, and Hair Mat- tresses, Chests of Drawers, Toilet Mirrors, Toilet Sets, Blankets and Bedding, Rugs, Carpets, and Linoleums, Kitchen Dressers and Tables, Dinner and Tea Services, Culinary Appliances and domestic requisites, etc. The special attention of Furniture buyers is called to this sale, the whole of the goods offered being in such exceptionally good and new condition, having only been in use a month or two last summer. The goods will be on view the day prior to sale from 2 to 4 o'clock. The Sale will commence at II o'clock to the minute. Catalogues may be obtained from the Auctioneers a few days prior to sale. Auction and Estate Offices, Central Buildings, Prestatyn. LONDON & NORTH WESTERN. RAILWAY. Dyserth and Newmarket Light Railway Order. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Light Railway Commissioners will hold, at the Town Hall, Prestatyn, on MONDAY, the 2ULhday of JANUARY, at 10-15 a.m., a PUBLIC INQUIRY as to the expediency of granting the application which has been made to them by the London and North Western Railway Company for the above-named Order. Dated the 8th day of January, 1906. O. de J. ANDREWS, Euston Station, London, Solicitor to the London and North Western Railway Company.
I INTERESTING ITEMS. I A Good Riddance. The pnhlir. in general, and those who live in the proximity of the Post Office in partic- ular, will be relieved to hear that the vile smells which have existed here for Rome time pact have at last been located and cured. The cause was a serious fracture in the gas main. The Lady Canvassers. Within the past few days those who possess votes have experienced the pleasure of being interviewed by the lady canvassers of both political parties, who. convinced of the snp- perioritv of their particular cause, gracefully place their views before the elector, and solicit his support. On sti,-b occasions as these we deplore the impossibility of voting on both sides. Warning to 7the Disorderly. Speaking of the election reminds us that the authorites are preparing for emergencies on the election day. Two special constables have been sworn in-otie for Prestatyn and one for Dyserth,—so that those who so far forget themselves as to create disorder are likely to find themselves run in." And serve them right, too A Rejoinder. A correspondent signing hinjself No Hypocrite" has suppled us with a cutting from the Liverpool Echo of Tuesday, being a report of a speech delivered by the new President of the Board of Education dealing with the religotis education difficulty. The extract is too lengthy for us to reproduce. Our correspondent points out that Mr Harold Edwards and Mr Birrell are in agreement on the question, for in one portion of the speech the President says as far as possible he would give free scope to parental wishes and desires." "No Hypocrite" proceeds: What will the Rev. M. F. Wynne and his confreres think of it ? He and his lambs will no longer sing 'This is the way the Tories treat us.' His prayer in future will be save us from our friends." Mr. Jewell's Speeches. We regret very much that space forbids us to report the Rev F. Jewell's speeches. It is impossible to condense bis remarks in such a way as to do justice to his witty and preg- nant utterances, but the manner in which they are received by his audiences is proof positive that Mr Jewell is, without exception, the most popular speaker in the district. Trinity Church. The Service of Song performed by the Junior Christian Endeavour last week was a great success. The Rev F. Jewell gave the connective readings of the pathetic story of Kitty and Joe," with dramatic force, and the musical illustrations by the choir, under the leadership of Miss Florence Jones, were very well rendered. A violin juvenile band, consisting of Misses Mabel Hughes, Gwladys Davies, M. J. Hughes, Master Cyril Wright, Percy Relton, and Tom Frimstone acquitted themselves remarkably well. A miscel- laneous part preceded the service of song, the chair being occupied by Mr A. W. Jones. In the Sunday School the prizes for regular attendance during 1905 have been awarded. The ladies' working party met this week at Wellesley House, eleven ladies attending. It is hoped that the plain and fancy articles now accumulating as the result of the ladies' efforts, will be ready for the market" about Easter. This year the proceeds will be devoted to the fund for the new permanent church which will ultimately take the place of the present iron building.
An Enthusiastic Gathering- At the Town Hall on Thursday night there was a crowded attendance at a meeting held in support of the candidature of Mr Herbert Lewis. Mr Pennant Williams occupied the chair, and he was accompanied on the plat- form by a host of local Liberal supporters. It was evident at the outset that the meeting would be an enthusiastic one, for the proceedings were opened with the hearty singing of a Weish topical song entitled Balfour and Joe," but it is probable that scarcely anyone expected that the gathering would culminate in such political fervour as was the case. Local speakers kept the ball rolling, as it were, until the arrival of the "stars," and all the speeches were listened to with rapt attention. Mr Pennant Williams, from the chair, spoke of the present sweeping majorities of the Liberals as a thing previously unknown (cheers). He hoped Mr Herbert Lewis would be returned with a majority unparalleled in the history of Flintshire (cheers). Mr A. M. Ralli was sure that the uplands and hills of Flintshire were going to do their duty on Saturday by returning Mr Lewis (hear, hear), Rev Dr Townsend in the course of a rousing spaech, gave his experiences during his political tour in various parts of the country. Notwithstanding the fact that he had been pelted with rotten eggs and howled at for an hour at a time, he had generally managed to make himself heard (cheers). Rev F. Jewell, Mr Thos. Williams, C.C., Mr Thos. Jones, J.P., and Mr Goronwy Jones also addressed the audience, Mr Williams and Mr Jones proposing and seconding the resolu- tion in favour of the candidature of Mr Herbert Lewis. At this stage of the proceedings Mr Herbert Roberts, M.P., arrived on the scene, and was given a splendid reception. He said be was no stranger in Flintshire, his father having represented the Borough in the Liberal in- terests for 14 years (cheers). He asked them to give Mr Lewis such a majority on Saturday as was worthy of his character, and worthy of the Liberal traditions of Flintshire—the county of Gladstone's adoption (cheers). As he was proceeding Mr and Mrs Herbert Lewis appeared on the platform, accompanied by Mr Clement Edwards, M.P., and Mr Howell Idris, M.P. The reception given them almost baffles des- cription. The hall rang with lusty cheering again and again and the majority of the audience seemed almost frantic with delight. When quietness was restored, Mr Herbert Roberts completed his speech, and the resolu- tion on being put to the meeting was carried 0 unanimously. Mr Herbert Lewis then addressed the meeting, and his rising was the signal for another outburst of enthusiasm. He said he was glad to see such a magnificent meeting in Prestatyn. The same enthusiasm, the same grand Liberal spirit prevailed every- where, and they were determined to work without ceasing until Saturday night (cheers). He said they would have to pay the penalty of having three M.P.'s on the platform by being content with short speeches. He was not going to address them at any length, but would endeavour to reply to any questions the electors cared to put to him. There were no questions forthcoming, however, and the candidate went on to quote several questions put to him at some of his meetings. Touching on Chinese labour, Mr Lewis read two letters he had received from men in South Africa, in which it was pointed out, though there were thousands of white men idle there, yet Chinese labour was employed (shame). The late Government, said Mr Lewis, by this act had sinned against the ideas of British freedom (cheers). In response to calls for a speech in Welsh, Mr Lewis appealed to his hearers to be true and faithful to Liberalism in Wales. Mr Clement Edwards, M.P., victor of the Denbigh Boroughs, was next speaker, and in a stirring address he hoped that when Flint- shire spoke on Saturday it would be in no [idle spirit (applause). Mrs Herbert Lewis also spoke a few words of encouragement, and appealed to her hearers not to be over-confident. Let them bring every voter to the poll, and the result would then be after their own hearts (cheers). At this point Mr and Mrs Herbert Lewis, Mr Clement Edwards and Mr Herbert Roberts left the meeting and proceeded to Rhyl, being given a hearty send-off Mr Howell Idris, representative of the Flint Boroughs, spoke of his experiences in South Africa, which tended to show that Chinese labour was quite unnecessary. A resolution was carried congratulating Sir Henry and Mr H. D. McLaren on their being elected as Members of Parliament. On the proposition of Mr Inglefield seconded by Dr Townsend, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman, and the meeting broke up after the singing of another topical song. But when the greater portion of the audience had got outside, it was found that Mr William Jones (Arfon) the newly-elected member for North Carnarvon had just arrived, and he was immediately raised shoulder high and carried back to the platform amid scenes of enthusiasm that are surely unparal- i Idled in the political history of Prestatyn. « The audience returned to the hall en masse, and Mr Jones gave a most stirring address. 1
The "Times" and the Labour Party. The Times says the immediate business of the Unionist party is to understand the new force which has come into existence during the election (the Labour party), which will grow even stronger than it is at present, and to settle the general relations of Unionism with the Labour party." What does this mean ? Does the Times suggest that the Tory party should be prepared to bid even higher than the Liberals would do in order to win over to their side the Labour vote ? The only possible result of such a rivalry would be to hasten the day when the balance of power in the government of this country will be heldby the Labour party, who. I have always understood, are much more advanced in their views, than the Liberals, and is it not a fact that the Irish Nationalists count upon the Labour vote in support of Home Rule ? What sort of alliance therefore can possibly exist between the party who regard it as their primary duty to safeguard the existing in- stitutions of the country and to prevent any violent and revolutionary change taking place?
Prospect of Old Age Pensions. It is said that the great change which has taken place in the representation of the people brings sensibly nearer the prospect of the adoption of a scheme for establishing old age pensions. ° In the Colonies old age pensions are paid, just as Army pensions are here, out of current revenue, and by adopting this method the matter is greatly simplified.
The Election. In the new parliament the Liberals will. it is expected, have a majority over all the other parties combined of nbout 100. Mr Chamberlain, at Hauley, said I am not down-hearted and I ask for no quarter." And at North Worcestershire on Tuesday said: "Tariff Reform was not dead, but simply postponed." He also accuses the Liberals of having greatly exaggerated the facts with regard to Chinese labour.
Offer from Canada. The Canadian government has offered the Salvation Army 250,000 acres for its coloni- sing scheme. This will afford a much-needed relief to this country at the present time. What is mostly required, however, is a scheme to colonise England, and it is hoped that the present government will take this matter in band soon. We are glad to see that there is every probability of this being done.