THE BIBLE SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society will be held in the Town Hall, on Tuesday evening, February 20th, and will be addressed by the Rev J. R. Ellis, Bethesda, deputation from the parent society, and several others.
A Lack of Interest. On Tuesday evening Mr Hopkins Jones, of Bangor, attended at the Coronation Hall for the purpose of delivering a lecture on "First aid in common ailments and injury to stock," but the number present was so meagre that it was not considered worth while to proceed with the lecture. This is certainly much to be regretted, as Mr Jones is an able lecturer, and the subject chosen was a very appropriate one for the district. We believe there were no other important events at Dyserth the same evening, so that such a lack of interest in an in- teresting subject like this is quite inexplicable. The lecture was promoted by the Parish Council, and some people are of the opinion that not sufficient publicity was given to the matter.
The Polling at Ffynnongroew. The Council School was utilised, last Saturday, as a polling booth for the Picton, Gwespyr, and Trewaelod townships. The officials employed by the High Sheriff to carry out the work, were the following. Presiding officer Mr A. W. Lewis, Solicitor, of the firm of Messrs Bromley Jones and Co., Rhyl. Pull clerk Mr T. Jones, Council School. The personating agents were, for the Liberals, Mr Thomas Roberts, Penvffordd for the Conservatives, Mr D. Jones, Minydon.
Death of Mrs Williams, Picton Farm. This week we have again the sad task of chronicling the death of another neighbour, namely the widow of the late Mr R. Williams, Picton Farm, Llanasa, who passed away peacefully Thursday morning last week, aged 70 years. She had been ailing for some time aud the death was not unexpected. When in health she was regular in her attendance at Groes Wesleyan Chapel, where her late husband was deacon. She was highly re- spected by all who knew her. The funeral left the house on Monday, for Llanasa cemetery, poon after 2 p.m. A funeral service was held at Groes chapel pre- vious to the burial, where Revs Meurig Jones and E. G. Turner officiated. Touching addresses were given by Messrs Edward Edwards, Axton; W. Griffiths, Gwespyr; and E. Davies, Llinegar. At the cemetery the Mev- Meurig Jones took charge, where a large concourse of relatives, friends, and neighbours, had gathered together to pay their last respects to the deceased.
RECHABITES AND TOTAL ABSTINENCE. To the Editor of the" Prestatyn Weekly." Sir,-In spite of Mr Jones's insinuation as to my inability to write my previous letter, I claim to be the author of it, and if I thought it wise to ask someone else to revise it, that has nothing to do with the question. Mr Jones seems to take for granted that everybody in this neighbourhood knew that he furnished the reports of things going on in Ffynnongroew. I was not sure of the fact myself, and I know that there were many ignorant of it until they read Mr Jones's letter in your issue of the 20th inst. I am not the only member of the liechabite Tent who felt that he had not done the right thing in the report referred to. We hardly believe that anyone is justified in circulating such reports. I presume that the instance he refers to is a case which came before our Tent some time ago, one of the members being charged with being so far intoxicated that he fell from his bicycle on the Mostyn Road. Still, when the charge was investigated, we were forced to the conclusion that it was not true. The officer Mr Jones mentions ought to have known his duty better, and report the case to the committee if he had any other case in view, and keep all his suspicions to himself. I have no degree of unkind feeling towards Mr Jones, but his words have wounded the society of which I am a member. Garth, EDWARD LLOYD. Ffynnongroew
Gwespyr. Another Step. The Chairman of the Flintshire Education Committee on Wednesday proposed that notice be given of a new Council School to be built at Gwespyr, and remarked that a happy solution of the difficulty would be that the Talacre School should be transferred by Lady Mostyn to the Authority. An endeavour had been made by negotiation to come to some solution of that kind, but so far it had been ineffectual. He wished to disabuse the minds of the ratepayers of the idea that the Com- mittee; were unnecessarily forcing a new building upon the district. i_
NORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK LTD. Balance Sheet at 30th December, 1905. LIABILITIES. ASSETS. Deposits, Current Account, Bal- Cash in hand, at call or three days' ances.&c. JeiO.445,168 18 8 notice. £2,182,292 18 4 Notes in Circulation 35,560 0 0 Investments in Public Securities :— Drafts, not exceeding 21 days' date 3,609 15 6 Consols, India Stock, and De- Acceptances. & Credits under issue 1,034,837 16 6 '"benture and Preference Stocks Bills for Collection, & other items 181,929 0 3 of first-class English Railways, 1,698,697 3 0 Total Liabilities to Public £ 11,701,105 10 11 Bills of Exchange 1.519,212 10 2 CAPITAL Advances to Customers, temporary Total Subscribed £3,000,000 0 0 Loans on Railway and other Of which in Shares,&c. 5,813,143 16 10 Reserve Liability 2,250,000 0 0 Acceptances, and Credits unac- cepted, per contra 1,034,837 16 6 Paid up 750,000 0 0 Bank Buildings-Head Office and RESERVE FUND 512.00C 0 0 Branches 306,992 6 ,.2 UNDIVIDED PROFITS 21,108 1 4 Sums in transitu with Branches 1,288,108 1 4 and Agents and other items 429,037 1 3 £ 12,984,213 12 3 m2.984.213 12 3 JOSEPH BEAUSIRE,) „ TTr ARTHUR W. BIBBY, Directors. T. ROWLAND HLGHES, JOHN NAYLOR, General Manager. In conformity with the Companies' Act, 1900, we certify that all our requirements as Auditors have been oomplied with. We beg to report that we have verified the Cash and Bills of Exchange on hand at the Head Office, and at the Liverpool and District Branches, and have examined the securites representing the Bank's Investments, and those held against short loans and advances to customers, and find them to be in order We have also examined the above Balance Sheet in detail with the Books at the Head Office and the Certified Returns from the Branches, and. in our opinion, the Balance Sheet is a full and fair one, properly drawn up so as to exhibit a correct view of the Bank's affairs, as shown by the Books of the Bank. HARMOOD BANNER d; SON, 13th JANUARY, 1906. Chartered Accountants.
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CHRIST CHURCH LITERARY SOCIETY. There was a good attendance in the Church Room on Monday evening, presided over by the Vicar, the occasion being the fortnightly meeting of the above Society, when Mr E. T. Williams delivered a lecture on Canada. The principal features of the colony were illus- trated by lantern slides, and the lecturer gave an interesting account of its history, its people and their habits, the climate, and so forth. At the conclusion the lecturer and the lantern operator (Mr Inglefield) were accorded a hearty vote of thanks for their services, on the proposition of Mr J. W. Williams, seconded by Mr Watts.
A SCHOOL GRIEVANCE. Alleged Canvassing for Scholars. The day schools of Prestatyn came under the notice of the Flintshire Education Committee on Wednesday, when it was alleged that canvassing for scholars on behalf of the National Schools had taken place. Mr C. W. Jones asked that an increase of stall should be granted to Prestatyn Council School on the ground that the teaching strength had been considerably reduced since the appointed day. Mr Bevan Evans, Director of Education, informed the Committee that the pres. nt authorised staff was sufficient for 170 scholars, whereas the average attendance was only 119. That left a surplus teaching capacity of 51. It had been the rule of the Committee that no staff should be allowed for a greater excess of qualification than 40. Mr A. M. Ralli said that it was important that this school should be properly staffed inasmuch as there was a good deal of competi- tion going on between the two schools at Prestatyn. A considerable amount of can- vassing was taking place to induce the children in the provided school to attend the rival voluntary school. Dr. Humphrey Williams said that a letter was read at the Committee from one of the masters of the school saying that he had ground of complaint with regard to the can- vassing that was going on. This was one of those glaring cases of two schools in one small town competing against each other. hoped that with the advent of the new Government the difficulty would be solved at once by one school sufficing for the whole school-going population (hear, hear). Owing to the other school being weak in teachers, having two for an attendance of 71, he had voted for an additional teacher temporarily. Let the managers of the Council School see that they got the best work out of the staff they had got.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEA. On Wednesday afternoon the scholars at- tending Christ Church Sunday School, to- gether with those attending the day school, were entertained to their annual tea in the Church Room. A goodly number partook of the refreshments, and after the wants of the younger ones had been attended ti the senior members and teachers in the Sunday School were similarly entertained. In the evening a lantern exhibition was given, and certifi- cates awarded. for good attendance, etc.
PRESBYTERIAN LITERARY SOCIETY. Social and Entertainment. The social held on Thursday was well patronized, the schoolroom being barely capable of accommodating those who availed themselves of the invites which were circulated. Small tables were dotted here and there about the room, upon which dainty tea and refresh- ments were served by the members. A musical programme was gone through, several artistes from a distance, as well as local talent, contributing items of a high order.
LOCAL TIDE TABLE. FEBRUARY a.m. p.m. Height. 8 Saturday 5 80 6 11 11 5 4 Sunday .6 52 oo, 7 28 11 8 5 Monday .g 0 oo. 8 28 12 7 6 Tuesday 8 5« 9 18 14 1 7 Wednesday. 9 29 10 1 15 6 8 Thursday 1020 1039 17 0 9 Friday 11 i) 1120 18 2
Wedding. At the Parish Church on Monday the mar- riage was solemnized of Mr Wm. Roberts, Rhyl (for many years coachman to the late Mrs Nicholson) and Miss A. Gillespie of this parish. The Vicar officiated at the ceremony, and the bride was given away by her uncle (Mr Roberts, Bodunig) Miss Emily Gillespie acted as bridesmaid, and the duties of best man were carried out by Mr Joseph Davies, Rhyl.
PLOUGHING MATCH. The annual match of the Cwm and Waen Ploughing Association took place at Terfyu I Farm on Thursday. There was a large at- tendance, and the work done was very good. The results for the ploughing were as follows-Class 1 1, G. Evans, Llansannan 2, E. Hughes, Waen 3, Ed. Morris, Dyserth; 4, D. Hughes, Hylas; 5, D. Davies, Terfyn 6, H. Davies, Criccin. Class 2 1, A. Denson, Tre Castell; 2, J. Roberts, Cwm 3, E. Braniall; 4, T. Blythin, Newmarket; 5, R. Blimstone, Rhuddlan. Class 3 1, J. H. Jones, Brynglas; 2, Shem Jones, St. Asaph; 3, D. Hughes, Caerwys; 4, T. Williams, Cwm; 5, J. Owens, Picton. Hedging and Ditching—1st class 1, R. Jones, Llansannan 2, T. Jones, Glanrafon Rallt 8, J. H. Evans, Bodfari 4, J. Evans, Llansannan. 2nd class 1, S. R. Jones 2, D. Davies, Pen-y-cae 3, W. O. Davies, Cwm. Best team of horses on the field: 1, Mr Roberts, Criccin; 2, Mr Denson, Tre Castell. Neatest and most suitable turnout: 1, illr Denson 2, Mr Jones, Brynglas; 3, Mr Williams, Llanasa. Cleanest and best every-day turnout: 1, D. Davies, Terfyn 2, T. Bouker, Pwllhalog; 8, G. Roberts, Marian Bach. Best mare or gelding Mr Roberts, Criccin. Best mare on field Tre Abbot Bach. A football competition was also held, Prestatyn Thursdays v. Rhyl Barmen meeting in the final round, which ended in favour of the latter. Mr J. P. Linnell was the referee.
WAITING FOR THE NEW ACT. Policy of the Education Committee. The Chairman proposed at the meeting on Wednesday That, in view of the possible early introduction in the coming session of Parliament of a bill to amend the Education Act of 1902, it is desirable to defer for the present consideration of plans submitted by the managers of non-provided schools, or for the erection of new school buildings, or for alterations and additions to existing buildings, except such alterations as, in the opinion of the Committee, are of an urgent character." Lord Mostyn remarked that he fully agreed with the resolution, as it would be unwise under the present circumstances to press the managers of voluntary schools to incur any further expenditure. The resolution was carried unanimously.
Correspondence. WHO CAUSED IT? To the Editor of the" Prestatyn Weekly." SIR,-ln your report of the Free Church Council meeting I find that the Rev. Lewys Davies says during a stirring speech that the disgraceful conduct at Mr Harold Edwards' meeting had nothing to do with Liberalism." I admire Mr Davies for trying to dissociate the hooligans' identity with Liberalism, as their disgraceful conduct is not only calculated to make Radicalism blush with shame, but Nonconformity to do so as well. But Mr Davies' disclaimer is not sup- ported by facts, as many beside myself who were in the meeting are able to prove. During the present General Election the Radical policy (?) has been a policy ot howl- ing and misrepresentation, and nothing else. Yours, etc., AN EYEWITNESS.
Robert Owen, Ffynnongroew. SUITS, OVERCOATS, &c., to Measure, at Short Notice. PERFECT FIT AND STYLE GUARANTEED.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT]. A Benefit Concert. Placards have just been issued announcing a concert to be held in aid of our old friend, Mr Levi Hughes, Marsh, who, as most people know, was severely injured at his work over twelve months ago, and has been unable to resume his employment since. We hope that our people will show their sympathy with the movement, not only by buying tickets but selling as well. It is a deserving case, and we are sure everybody will use their influence to make the movement a thorough success.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. ALT, SAINTS (Church. of England).—10-30 a.m. English), 6 p.m. (Welsh), Rev. H. Harris. MOHIAH C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev O. B. Jones. BETHANIA WESLEYAN CHAPEL. (Welsh).—10 a.m., Mr W. Parry, Llanasa 6 p.m., Rev E. G, Turner, Ffynnongroew. TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Student from Bangor. SILOAH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Welsh). — 10 a.m., Mr D. Williams, Mostyn; 6 p.m., Dr E. Pan Jones, Mostyn. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (English), lt)-30 a.m. and 6 p.m Rev. R. J. Stevenson. GWYNFA C.M. CHAPEL, Rliewl Fawr (Welsh),— 2 p.m., Rev 0. B. Jones. PENIEL WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh), Pen-y-ffordd,. 10 a.m. Sunday School; 2 p.m.. Rev E. G. Turner 6 p.m., Mr Thos. Edwards, Pen-y-ffordd.
GViaenysgor. -'4 National School to be Closed. At the Flintshire Education Committee meeting on Wednesday, the Secretary reported that the attendance of scholars at the Gwaen- ysgor School had gone down to an average of 15, and he was instructed to take the neces- sary steps to have the school closed. The great majority of the village children were now attending the new school which had been opened. Lord Mostyn said that he did not oppose the action of the Committee. Dr. Humphrey Williams remarked that the cost of continuing the school was, with such an attendance, prohibitive. The children would not be inconvenienced, as there was another school at hand. The Chairman said that this school might have been closed last year, but it was decided to wait until there was a twelve months' average to go upon.