Cottage Gardening. At the Coronation Hall on Tuesday night Mr Hopkins Jones, Bangor, delivered a lecture on Cottage Gardening." In the absence of Mr R. Lewis, Mr E. Moiris, Bryn Iorwerth, presided. The lecture, which con- tained some valuable and useful hints, was delivered under the the auspices of the Parish Council, and it is a matter for regret that the attendance was not very large. Z" On Tuesday next the same gentleman will deliver a lecture dealing with First aid in common ailments and injury to stock." These are subjects which should certainly interest the residents of Dyserth, and it is to be hoped that more will avail themselves of the oppor- tunity of learning how these important matters should be treated.
FREE CHURCH COUNCIL AND THE ELECTION. Public Meeting at Prestatyn. A large audience assembled at this meeting on Friday last week, the fa.miliar faces of most of the nonconformitit. ministers of the town upon the platform auguring well for an oratorical treat. Nor did the listeners seem to be disappointed, for each speaker received all intent and sympathetic hearing, and the argnmeuts used in favour of the stand the combined free churches are taking were punctuated by loud applause, no audible sign of dissent being apparent during any stage of the proceedings. The chairman, Mr Robt. Jones, said he was proud to be amongst them as a free churchman. War had been declared three years ago on account of the unjust Lduaatiun Act—not brought on by themselves—and he was glad to say the end was in sight. He called upon his hearers to sing the doxology, 0 which they did-twice. The Rev Lewys Davies, in the course of a stirring speech, read the four questions which had been submitted to the two Candidates, and the replies thereto. He moved a resolu- tion that this meeting of the Free Churches congratulate Mr J. Herbert Lewis on his appointment as Junior Lord of the Treasury, and in view of the replies received pledges itself to use every legitimate means. tosecnre his return to parliament with a triumphant maioritv." He (Mr Davies) considered Mr Lewis an ideal candidate. His opponent was a gentleman, as his conduct showed, and the disgraceful conduct of the other night had nothing to do with Liberalism. But Mr Edwards could never represent the free churches in parliament. They had seen good, law-abiding citizens imprisoned for conscience sake, and for the purpose of altering this they supported Mr Lewis, who had a clear record, always for righteousness. Mr T. Pennant Williams, in seconding, pointed out that the new government pledged themselves to amend these acts—if they are worth amending. Rev Ben Williams dealing with the Educa- tion Act, said that the religious difficulty was not the only one. Nonconformist masters and mistresses were ineligible for two-thirds of the posts in the country. They did not wish to remove the Bible from the schools-only catechisms and dogmas. It was contended by their opponents that each parent should have the right to say what religion his child should be taught, but it would be impossible for any teacher to teach seven or eight religions. The Revs Ezra Jones, W. Bell, F. Jewell, Messrs J. W. Jones (Rhyl), and' A. M. Ralli also spoke, and the resolution being put to the meeting was passed unanimously and with acclamation.
Talacre. New Arrangements at the Schools. The Talacre Schools, now to be known as St. Winifryde's Talacre Convent, are staffed by Miss Wood, County Council certified teacher (elected 29th March, 1905), Mother M. Theresa Raonx, certified senior Oxford honoars, with Miss Owen, daughter of Mr aud Mrs Owen, Victoria House, Bagillt Road, Holywell, non-Catholic teacher and pianist. Mother lugustin Pigott offers her services freely to any sick neighbours whom she can help, being formerly in charge of hospital work. Mother Emily is teacher of French and drawing, and the Rev Mother Theresa belongs to one of the oldest French families by name Boisfleury. All these ladies will gladly be of any service they may to their neighbours, either on the Talacre estate or to those in the town of Prestatyn, and on Thursdays or Saturdays at 2-80, would gladly see any friend whom they could help. The syllabus of the Flintshire County Council for religious instruction is being used, and the conscience clause will always be observed in the future as in the past 48 years. Drill Sergeant Vale continues to give a shdrt drill on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.
Gronant. Wesleyan Sunday School Meeting. A Sunday School Meeting of the lower division of the Llanasa Wesleyan Circuit was held at Gronant recently. Mr E. E. Davies, Llinegar Farm, Ffynnon- groew, presided, there being also present the following delegates, representing the churches of the lower division Mostyn, Mr Joseph Luke, William A. Jones and Henry Parry Ffynnongroew, Mr David Jones; Gnvespyr, Mr Robert Roberts, Robert E. Elder Pen-y- ffordd, Mr Owen Williams, also Mr Richard Owens, Llanasa, represented the upper division. The-meeting was opened with prayer, after which the president addressed the meeting in a very instructive manner. The programme consisted of hymns and psalms being recited, and the children were catechised on scriptural questions. The singing of a hymn and prayer brought the afternoon meeting to a close. The evening meeting was also conducted on similar lines, and in addition addresses Z" were delivered by the delegates representing Gronant, Gwi-spyr, Pen-y-ilordd, ajtd- also songs were given by Mr Jones Penrhyn Side, Llandudno, and others, and a most enjoyable meeting was brought to a close with singing and prayer.
T-. the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." Dear Sir,— Our County Election. "Vox PopuH-Vox Dei." I cannot help remarking, Mr Editor, that I have been almost overwhelmed with astonish- ment, within the the past few weeks, by the fact that there should yet be, amongst well- rea,d, educated people, any protectionists in Great Britain. It is but an idle precedent to point to France, Germany, and the United States, for we at once realise that their tight- fitting policy would never fit John Bull's huge requirements. It would be a case of the giant trying on the dwarf's clothes. I am afraid we are all to blame in not having carefully studied the history of our country during the past 65 years, say from 1840 down to the present. There must be several of your readers, with myself, who have personally experienced the dismal times of the "forties "when starvation, stagnation, and poverty of all sorts stalked through the land where there was neither quantity nor quality within the reach even of the middle classes. Plaster of Paris and alum in our bread, sand in our sugar, and hidden mysteries in our tea aud all these delicacies at three or four times the present prices. This I can unhesitatingly say was the experience of my school and apprentice days. Now, Mr Editor, to my latin motto, which I is simply this, that the Vox Pupuli of the present election is as clearly shown to be the "Vox Dei" as it was in the days of Sir Robert Peel, 60 years ago, when the voice of the people rang so loudly in his ears that he had to accept it as the voice, of God, and it compelled him to relinquish his protection creed for absolute free trade in all the necessaries of life. To be brief on a very voluminous subject, let all County Electors march to the poll on Saturday next under the sacred consciousness that the" Vo.v Dei" calls upon them through the overwhelming, and all-powerful vote of the" Vox Populi" to conserve their sacred trust of free trade. Let them imagine the ghosts of their fathers marching alongside them to the poll, pointing to Free Trade" as the true gospel for this highly favoured land. Let no alluring shadow of "FairTrade" or Retaliation deter them in fulfilling the Vox Dei." Let them be assured that any such needed amend- ments, when wanted, will inevitably come through patient waiting and careftilavatelilillf. Yours faithfully, Meliden. P. A. Williams.
V% Robert Owen, Ffynnongroew. SUITS, OVERCOATS, &c., to Measure, at Short Notice. PERFECT FIT AND STYLE GUARANTEED.
Temperance Meeting. Under the aupices of the local Rechabites, a temperance meeting is to be held in 0 "Bethania" Wesleyan Chapel on Friday, February 14th, when Pieuydd, and Mr S. Joues (Holywell), are expected to speak. Dr E. Lloyd Owen is to occupy the chair, and solos will be rendered by Messrs Edward Lloyd and Meredith Williams. A hearty welcome is extended to all. —,
Conflict of Testimony. At the Holywell County Court on Tuesday, Sir Horatio Lloyd had before him a case in which John William Dickinson, butcher, Ffynnongroew, sued R. E. D. Stephenson, butcher, Liverpool, for JE2. 18s., balance on a sale of eighteen Welsh ewes. Mr F. Llewellyn Jones was for the defendant, who denied the truth of the story told by the plaintiff. His Honour found that the contiact was made in Liverpool, and there the case must be heard. The plaintiff said in that event he must let the case drop.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. ALL SAINTS (Church of England).—10-30 a.m. English), 6 p.m. (Welsh). Rev. H. Harris. MOBIAH C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh). -10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev R. Jones, Newmarket. BETHANIA WESLF.YAN CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m., Mr Thomas Edwards, Pen-y-ffordd; 6 p.m., Rev D. Meurig Jones. Llanasa. T\BERNACLTS BAPTIST CHAPEL (Welsh). 10 a.m. and fi p.m., Mr Gilbert Jones, Bangor College. SlLOAH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Welsh). -10 a.m., Dr E. Pan Jones 6 p.m., Mr R. T. Price, Llanerchymor. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (English), 10-30 a.m. and 6 p.m Rev. R. J. Stevenson. GWYMFA C.M. CHAPEL, Rhewl Fawr (Welsh),- 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev R. Jones, Newmarket. PENIEL WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh), Pen y-ffordd. 10 a.m. Sunday School; 2 p.m.. Rev D. Meurig Jones 6 p.m., Mr Wm. Parry, Llanasa.
Parish Council. A special meeting of the Courcil was held on Friday night for the purpose of considering the proposed extension of the Motor railway to Newmarket. The question of the neces- sity of a bridge being constructed at the foot of Tre Castell hill (where the railway will cross the road) was discussed, and it was decided that the clerk attend the inquiry at Prestatyn on Monday for the purpose of looking after the interests of this Council.
Fire. A farm fire broke out near Tthuddlan on Tuesday, and the blaze could easily be seen from Dyserth. It is reported that a large number of stacks have been destroyed.
Meliden. Concert. A very successful concert was held in the school on Thursday last week, the proceeds of which were devoted to the funds of the local Welsh Wesleyan cause. Councillor John Pritchard (Prestatyn) occupied the chair, and the Rev. J. Kelly conducted the proceedings. The programme was a most entertaining one, the principal attraction being the Rhyl Amateur Brass B ind, sup- ported by a number of well-known artistes from the same town, The items had been arranged by Mr David Owen, conductor of the baud (and who is a native of this village), the whole being highly appreciated by the audience.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT] Death. We regret to have to chronicle the death of Mr Joseph Griffiths, of Connah's Quay, who died at his home last Tuesday, the 21st inst. He was well-known in Mostyn and neigh- bourhood years ago as the successful trainer of the Rhewl Mostyn Choir, winner of many prizes at local eisteddfodau. During his residence at Connah's Quay he made many friends, and became very popular. It is not so long ago since lie was married, and the young widow deserves our heartfelt sympathy in her bereavement.
Tea. The Sanday School children attending St. Andrew's Congregational Church, and their parents were, the other day, treated to a good tea, which was highly enjoyed by all. This important item was followed by a prize distribution, which is an annual event. The tables having been cleared, a pleasant evening was held, presided over by Mr Whiteford, Morfa. A good programme, including solos, recitations, dialogues, etc., was performed. As the scholars left each was presented with a text card, oranges, nuts, etc.
Oddfellowship. The balance sheet for the past year's working of the Loyal Gryn Castle Lodge of Oddfellows, Ffynnongroew, has just been published from this office, and the officials tu-e to be congratulated on the healthy state of their finances. The lodge comprises 110 members, and their meeting room is the n Council S.chool. In the three funds—sick and funeral, management, and juvenile—there is a combined increase of J641 18/5, the chief increase ( £ 35 13/1) being in the sick and funeral fund. The amount paid out under this head this year only amounts to R55 11/- as against £ 77 17/- last year, so that it is very evident sickness has not been so preval- ent in Ffynnougroew as it was twelve months ago. As a result of the last anniversary held by the lodge a sum of 1-4 5/6 has been handed over to the funds, inclusive of a considerable number of subscriptions. The secretary of the lodge is Mr W. J. Williams. Pen-y-ffordd.
Wesleyan Bible Class. social was held in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel Bible Class on Monday evening, attho Post Office, in a room kindly lent for the occasion. The ladies had pro- vided a substantial tea, to which ample justice was done. After tea the members were en- tertained by the Rev E. G. Turner ana Mr 0 0 L. Williams, M.E., FfYIlIlongroew. Magic lantern viewH were produced, which were excellent, and a very enjoyable evening was spent.
Political Meeting. A meeting m support of the candidatuie ^of Mr J. Herbert Lewis was held at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel on Friday night. The chair was taken by the Rev D. Mem ig Jones, Llanasa, supported by Mr Edwards (Huwco Penmaen), Rhyl, and Rev Hugh Roberts, Holywell. A vote of confidence in Mr Lewis was carried unanimously.
Council School. There are now fifty-six children on the register of this School.
NORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK LTD. Balance Sheet at 30th December, 1905. II __———-—— LIABILITIES. ASSETS. Deposits, Current Account, Bal- Cash m hand, at call or three days^ MI OPS &c £ 10,445,168 IS 8 • • 1',609 15 « 1 Total Liabilities to Public; £ 11,701,105 10 11 to Ctistomers, temporary Total^Siibseribed £ 3,000,000 0 0 Loa^ onKailwa, and other Paid up 750,000 0 0 Bank Buildings-Head Office and g RESERVE FUND 5^.00C 0 0 Sumo^ transitu 'with 'Branches UXDIVIDED KOITX3 L_—1,283,108 1 4 and Agents and other items 429,037 1 3 Y,12,984,213 12 3 tl2,984,213 12 3 JOSEPH BEAUSIREA ROWLAND HUGHES, ARTHUR W. BIBBY,\ Directors. 1- General Manager. JOHN NAY LOR, ) In conformity with the Companies' Act, 1900, we certify that all our requirements actors have been complied with. TT J mv„<, We beg to report that we have verified the Cash and Bills of E*«h.»ge on bESS and at the Liverpool and. District Branches and have find them to be in Investments, and those held against short loans an a va Rooks at the Head Office and order. We have also examined the above Balance Sneet sSeet a full and fan one, the Certified Returns from the Br inches, and, in ff irs as shown by the Books of the properly drawn up so as to exhibit a correct view of the Bank s aUairs, as sno y Bank. HARMOOD BANNER db SON, Chartered Accountants. 13th JANUARY, 1906.
plirtceUamunts* WA-NTEI), a commodious unfurnished BUNGALOW, or a good House, with urivate garden, in Prestatyn or Melideu also a very small Bungalow.—Address A.B., c/o "Prestatyn Weekly" Office. FOB, SALE, the Picturesque BUNGALOW known as Whitecot, Meliden, containing sitting room, kitchen, pantry, 2 bedrooais, hoxroom, spacious hall, usual out ouicos, garden back and front close to station. Immediate possession if desired. Price and further particulars:—Woodbine, High Street, Prestatyn. T ESSONS given in PAINTING. For particulars apply, Miss Yeoman, Lynd- hurst, Linden Walk, Prestatyn. 46 TRANCING.—Mrs and Miss Gandon intend — forming select Classes for Dancing in Prestatyn at an early date. Farther par- ticulars, Avondaie, Crescent. Road, Rhyl. EXCELLENT BUILDING SAND for Sale in convenient position. — For terms apply H. Wright, Builder, Prestatyu. "PHONOGRAPH and 20 Records for Sale, Cheap. — Apply, A.B.C., Prestatyn Weekly" Oiiice. TYALLIS AND SCOTT, Auctioneers and Estate Agents. have houses to Let at the following rents £13, £ 21, £ 28, and £ 35; also Modern Villas and Building Land for Sale privately. Offices: High St., Prestatyn. Pendre House School, PRESTATYN, NORTH WALES. School and Kindergarten. Next Term begins January 18th. principal MISS ETHEL HICKSON (Teachers' Diploma University of Cambridge). MR. BRYAN &1 WARHURST, Professor of Music. Mernber of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Pro».a.vs Pupils for the Associated Board of the R"y»l Aoajjewiy 'f' Mustc tK>val C >.leg>» of Mu.sic the. Trmuy College. T-ioiiuon, and th« T:u«>rp.iratcd Society of Musicians Organ, Pianoforte, Singing, Harmony, Theory, &e. LATEST SUCCESSES: April, 1904, Advanced Senior, Pianoforte, R.A.M. 1 Theory „ Ju'l'v Advanced Sen., Pi.aio. (Honours). Tria. Coll., London „ Advanced Senior, Organ, I.S.M. Pianoforte, I.b.M.. Dec. Third Orade, « Second Grade, „ Singing Ji'ilv, lOOS, Third Grade, „ S'nd Grade, Pianoforte (H rs), t „ (Pass) „ j't First Grade, » »> Mr. Warhurst'maken a Speciality of preparing Candidates fo the above!Exan\inations, and visits Prestatyn ou Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Organ Recitals, Concerts, Eisteddfodau. For terms, Address-Haydn House, Brighton Road, Rhyl. HENRY DOWELL, Coal Merchant, Office: Station Yard, Prestatyn, Orders promptly attended to. Best House Coal always in Stock. J. R. Williams, BOOT & SHOE MAKER. Repairs neatly and promptly executed. Boots made to order with Best English Leather. High Street (Sil), Prestatyn. Thomas & Walkley, Architects and Surveyors, PRESTATYN. Preliminary Sketches Free. Reasonable charges. For Regular Supplies of b Farm Produce Fresh Milk and Butter, New-laid Eggs, etc., send Postcard to R. AND J. WHITEFORD, Kelston Farm, Gwespyr, Huiywell.
NOTES BY "REX." I hear that a certain gentleman (?) who was slightly elevated owing to having imbibed an excessive quantity of alcohol, mistook, last Sunday morning near Tanlan, one of the telegraph posts for what be thought was a 0 Tory. The poor post had a hot five minutes. Fancy the pulpit of the Church of England in this place, being used as a means of announcing political meetings to be held in the village durng the week The meetings announced did not belong, it is said, to the Unionist party. The congregation, I m tend, were thunderstrnck when the announcement was made. What next ? -+-