Church Services. On Ash Wednesday English services will be held at Christ Church, when the preacher will be Rev. D. E. Owen, Vicar Choral of St. Asaph. On Thursday, March 1st, there will be a Welsh service and sermon, the preacher being Rev. J. H. Hope, M.A., Colwyn Bay.
Social at the Liberal Club. At the Liberal Social on Monday, given by Mr and Mrs T. Pennant Williams, a good gathering assembled considering the in- clemency' of the weather, the chair being occupied by Mr Henry Wright. Misses Lucy Evans, Dorothy Roberts, Florence and Jessie Jones, contributed a select musical pro- gramme, and speeches were delivered by Mr Robt. Jones and the Chairman. Votes of thanks to the host and the artistes, and the singing of the national anthem, brought the interesting proceedings to a close. The. caterer was Mrs Williams, Rose Buildings. °
COUNCIL MEETINGS. Suggested Improvement in High Street. A Casting Vote to Decide the Gate Question. Appointment of Surveyor. The monthly meeting of tho Council was held on Monday, Mr Thos Jones, J.P., presiding. There was a full attendance of Councillors, including Messrs J. B. Linnell, T. J. Scott, John Pritchard, Peter Ellis, T. B. Griffith, A. Greenwood, Rev F. Jewell, Messrs J. Williams, Thos Hughes, T. Parry Williams, and the Town Clerk (Mr John Hughes). FOOTPATH IN HIGH STREET. The Road and Improvement Committee reported having been in negotiation with Mr Joseph Littler as to a footpath, channelling, etc., in front of his property, up to Maes-y- Groes. Mr Littler had attended before the commit- tee, and laid his views as to the suggested improvement, and a sub-committee was appointed to view the site with Mr Littler. Mr T. B. Griffith submitted the report of the sub-committee, in which he stated the arrangement suggested was that the Council should do the kerbing and channelling, a catch to be made at Maes-y-Groes end in order to take the surface water coming down the hill. Mr Griffith added that perhaps Mr Littler would meet the Council when taking down the property. The Chairman said that Mr Littler was asked if he would allow a narrow footpath to be constructed in front of his residence, and his reply was that he would let them know later. The matter is to be further dealt with in committee. MODERN EQUIPMENT.. It has been decided that a Yost type- writer be purchased for £14: 95 to be paid down, and the balance in six months. NEW BUILDINGS, ETC. Plans for the erection of two villas in Pendre Avenue for Mr Thos. Burrows were .approved. Plans of alterations to a house in Warren Lane for Mr Goronwy Jones were approved, as also were plans for a house in Aber Road for Mr Kent. It was decided that the footpath from Park House to Rehoboth Chapel be repaired. Additions to Penedo for Mrs Adamson were passed. An agreement regarding the new road and 0 9 bridge to be taken over by the Council had been prepared by the Clerk, and the same was submitted to Lady McLaren for her approval. SANITARY MATTERS. A sub-committee had been appointed to inspect the Cut and sewer outfall, but owing to a misunderstanding some of the members had not attended. However, the Chairman on behalf of those who did attend, reported the views of the sub-committee, and added that if the Cut was cleared it would be a great boon. Rev. F. Jewell thought it was a matter which would take much consideration, and mentioned the question of finance. He moved that it be referred back to committee. Mr Parry Williams seconded, and it was carried. THE STONE-BREAKER. It had been suggested at the Road Com- mittee that the stone-breaker be offered for sale, and this was agreed to. THE GATE OVER A HIGHWAY. The question of allowing Lady McLaren to place a gate over the public highway leading to the sandhills had been discussed at the Road Committee, and in order to meet her ladyship, Rev. F. Jewell proposed, and Mr Thos. Hughes seconded, that the gate be allowed. An amendment had been proposed and seconded by Mr T. B. Griffith and Mr Peter Ellis respectively, that no gate be allowed. The voting was as follows For the amendment—The proposer and seconder, and Messrs Scott and Greenwood (4). For the proposition-The proposer and seconder, Messrs Thomas Jones and John Williams (4). The Chairman of the Committee (Mr T. B. Griffith) had given his casting vote in favour of the amendment. The minute was passed without comment. THE TOWN'S FINANCES WARNING TO RATEPAYERS. After the minutes of the Finance Committee had been read, Mr Scott in moving the confirmation of the minutes of the Finance Committee, expressed himself as not being quite satisfied with the collection of the district rate. Up to the present time J61619 had been collected as compared with £ 1645 at the same period last year. He was afraid the collector, in trying to oblige ratepayers, was sometimes too lenient. He (the speaker) was told that there was an impression abroad that the rate was not due until the end of the year (March Sist), but that was a mistaken idea, as the rate was due when the demand note was delivered, and the collector had authority and power to take proceedings at once. The Council would regret that course, but it was necessary that the rates should be got in, because if the amount owing was not cleared off by the end of the year, the Council might have to increase the rate for next year by a penny, twopence, or even threepence in the X, to make good the deficiency. He hoped, however, that all this would be recti- fied, and everything balanced off by the end of the financial year. The minutes were adopted on the proposi- tion of Mr Scott, seconded by Mr J. Williams. The Chairman hoped the ratepayers would take notice of Mr Scott's remarks, as it would depend on them whether the rates would have to be increased or not. PARLIAMENTARY SESSION. It was decided to support a resolution of the Llandudno Council urging that the period of Parliamentary Sessions be arranged so that they may not have a detrimental effect on seaside resorts. DATE OF ELECTION. The Clerk reported that the dates of election of Councillors were Saturday, March 81st, or Monday, April 2nd. On the proposition of Rev. Mr Jewell, seconded by Mr Peter Ellis, Saturday was the day fixed. APPOINTMENT OF SURVEYOR. It was reported that applications had been invited to fill the vacancy in the post of In- spector of Nuisances and Surveyor, on account of the retirement of Mr W. Thomas. The salary fixed was R50 for each office, the person appointed to give his whole time to the Council. After all the business of the Council with the exception of the above had been dealt with, the Chairman announced that the meeting stood adjourned until Wednesday. Mr Scott :-Had you not better explain the reason why ? The Chairman There has been a mis- understanding as regards the appointment of surveyor. The applicants are not in atten- dance, therefore, I suggest, that the meeting stands adjourned until Wednesday. This was formerly proposed and seconded, and then carried. The public business of the Council was then doclared at an end. +
THE ADJOURNED MEETING. All the members mentioned above attended the adjourned meeting of the Council on Wednesday night, but the major portion of the business was conducted in private. There were between 70 and 80 applicants for the post of Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances, and the Council bad reduced this number to the five following Messrs H. T. Taylor (Hoylake), J. P. Linnell (Prestatyn), Chas. L. Roberts (Colwyn Bay), A. Hobson (Sheffield), aud F. Wilkinson (Atherstone). Four of these were in attendance at the meeting in order that the Councillors might I have an opportunity of interviewing them, but it was not considered necessary to have Mr Jas. Linnell present, he being a local man. The private proceedings lasted about an hour and a half, and immediately the public and press representatives were admitted, the names were put to the vote. Mr Greenwood proposed,_and Mi Griffith seconded, that Mr Taylor be appointed, but only these two gentlemen voted in support. The next name put to the meeting was that of Mr Roberts, on the proposition of Mr John Williams, seconded by Mr Peter Ellis. Mr Roberts secured nine votes, and the Chairman then announced it was unnecessary to place any other names before the meeting as all the councillors had voted. Mr Scott, therefore, formally proposed, and Mr Parry Williams, seconded, that Mr Roberts be appointed Inspector of Nuisances and Surveyor to the Council at £100 per year. This was put to the meeting, and the same nine voted in favour, Mr Greenwood and Mr Griffith abstaining from voting. t Mr Roberts was then called into the room, and informed by the Chairman that he was the successful applicant, and hoped that the confidence placed in him by the Council would be merited. The Chairman went on to speak of the excellent testimonials Mr Roberts had been able to present. He hoped he would carry out his duties honestly and straightforwardly. Mr J. B. Linnell also spoke, saying that Mr Roberts must consider himself fortunate in securing the appointment, as he had been run close by another very capable applicant. Mr Roberts thanked the Council for their kind consideration of his application. He would do all in his power to merit their approval, and hoped they would never regret the step taken (applause). Mr Roberts comes from Colwyn Bay, where lie has bo-en,assistant Inspector and Surveyor to the local Urban Council.
Social Tea and Entertainment. The above was held on Thursday in the schoolroom of tho Welsh Congregational Church, given by Mrs W. Williams (Plas- tirion), in aid of the Church funds. The room was beautifully decorated with plants, flowers, etc., and the tables were well supplied with good things. o The following ladies were in charge of the tables Mrs Prescott, Mrs G. W. Jones, Mrs Griffiths (Brynteg), Mrs E. Morgan, and were assisted by Miss Jones (Bromley House), Miss M. A. Pritchard, Miss Williams (Station House), Miss Jones (Sheffield House), Mrs J. J M.Hughes, and Mrs Fred Lloyd. Other I duties were performed by the Misses Williams § (Plastirion). Eva Linnell, F. Pritchard, Annie I Hughes, M. Roberts (Snowdon View), E. Davenport, H. Owen, Mrs C. Roberts, and Mrs W. Jones (Tudno). 1 The entertainment, in the absence of Mr i Ellis Roberts, who failed to be present through a illness, was presided over by Councillor John i Pritchard, and was conducted by the Rev § Ben Williams. m Ben Williams. m An interesting programme was sustained J by the Prestatyn Male Voice Choir, Miss 1 Eunice Williams, Miss M. J. Hughes, Miss Eva Williams, Miss Lily ljlodwen Jones, Miss Dorothy Roberts. Mr W. Williams, Mr James Roberts, Miss F. Pritchard, and Miss j F. Williams. The accompanists were Miss i Dilys Hughes, Miss Fanny Williams, and Mr | W. Garner. j A vote of thanks was accorded to Mrs i Williams for the excellent social she had 1 given, to Mr Ellis Roberts for his donation, to the ladies for their service at the tables, to § those who had taken part in the entertain- ment, and to the chairman. ? There was a crowded gathering, and the i takings amounted to £ 4 5s. 9d. <
Temperance Meeting. On Monday night the monthly meeting of the C.E.T.S. was held at the Church Room. Interesting addresses were delivered by the Vicar, Mr Inglefield, and Mr Thos Edwards (Railway Terrace), and Mr John Williams (Nant Mill) read an excellent paper on the temperance question.
Lecture. At the Church Room on Wednesday, Rev. J. Hamer Lewis (Diocesan Inspector of Schools) delivered a lecture on Archbishop Temple: His life and work." The lecturer dealt with his subject in an interesting manner, many scenes connected with the Archbishop's life being depicted on the screen, Mr Inglefield manipulating the lantern. Mr Lewis laid stress on the two subjects to which Dr. Temple had practically devoted his life education and temperance. He traced his career from his schooldays right up to his appointment to the highest position connected with the Church, the Archbishopric of Canterbury. Mr Lewis shewed that Dr. Temple had got on by sheer perseverance, he having began life in a very humble way, and exhorted his hearers to takq an example from the life of this distinguished advocate of temperance. Incidentally Mr Lewis mentioned that a "reader" had just been issued by the C.E.T.S. dealing with the Temperance Question. He had submitted this book to the various County Councils in the hope that they would have temperance taught in the schools (applause). At the conclusion Mr Lewis was heartily thanked for his very able lecture. The meeting was in connection with the local branch of the C.E.T.S. to which the proceeds will be devoted.
Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatvn." FRANK JEWELL1& Co., Auctioneers, ESTATE ASSNTS 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 mo E- a &&, t aUt e &ft TELYNO 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, i4 HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Wedding & Christening Cakes made to order. Tea Rooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pic-Nio Parties catered for. T. Parru Williams & Co Pain tars ,:Deoorators, and Glaziers. -0- 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), Telepbol105x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. THE CROFT MISS & MRS JONES T Confectioners, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Boarding and Commercial House. Parties Catered for. Well-aired Beds. The" CROFT" BAZAAR will shortly [ bejOpened by R. H. MACDONALD as a &!d. VARIETY BAZAAR HUGHES & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PRESTATYH. Estimates Free. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE 8, ROSLYN TERRACE. "WYLFA," Warren Road PRESTATYN. Sale by Auction of valuable modern household appointments in excellent preservation and practi- cally new condition, having only been in use for a very short time. Being favoured with Instructions from Mrs. Jordan, who is giving up the house in Prestatyn, MESSRS. Frank Jewell & Co. will sell by Auction upon the premises (entirely without reserve) the whole of the valuable no% Household Furniture Which briefly comprises:—Handsome Drawingroom easy and occasional Chairs upholstered in silk, occasional Tables in Inlaid Walnut, Overmantel in Walnut, Brass Candle Sconces, Sideboard in Walnut, Brussels Carpets in excellent condition, Dining Tables, Bentwood Chairs, Brass Mounted Kerb Fenders and fire-place furnishings, Hall Stand in Oak. 3 Bedroom Suites in Polished Satinwood consisting of in each, Wardrobe, Dressing Chest, Toilet Table and ^Chairs; very massive Brass mounted Bedsteads. Hair. Spring and Wool mat- tresses Painted Toilet Tables, Painted Chests of Drawers, Toilet Mirrors, Toilet Services, Oil Heating Stove, Gentleman's Shaving Mirror and Stand, Silver Basket. Stair Carpet, Linoleum, Stepladder, Wire Meat Safe, Dinner and Tea Ware, Kitchen Furniture and domestic requisites and appliances, also a small BATHING VAN. To those who are furnishing or requiring furniture to replace that which has already served its purpose, this sale should prove most useful and attractive the goods being in shop condition almost entirely throughout the house, and everything is to go On TUESDAY, MARCH 6th, 1906, at 1 o'clock, punctually. On view day prior to Sale from 2 to 4 o'clock. Auction and Estate Offices, Central Chambers, Prestatyn. TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN. THE Rhil Juvenile Pierrots will give an ENTERTAINMENT ON Tuesday Next, Feb. 27th, 1906 Under the Auspices of the Constitutional Club. To commence at 7-45 p.m. ADMISSION, 1/- and 6d.
Another Morning Train to Town. Busy business men will note that the Rail Motor Car will commence on March 1st to take passengers to Rhyl, in time to catch the 8-44 express to Liverpool and Manchester, arriving at these places a few minutes after 10 o'clock. Depart from Prestatyn at 8-87 a.m.
The Virtue of Patience. That longsuffering creature, the General Public," came very near catching a cold while awaiting the pleasure of our Councillors on Wednesday. The adjourned meeting was called for six o'clock, and promptly at that hour the faithful General Public arrived, only to be informed -1 gently but firmly (like skipper sardines) that half-an-hour" was required by the Council in private. There- upon the General Public filed out of the gilded chamber, lounged along the spacious corridors, sat upon the polished balustiades, and patiently examined the mosaic pavements until the alloted time had expired. After the promised half-hour had grown into one-and-a-half, the General Public were admitted, and the business of the meeting was completed in ten minutes. "ThuB are the General Public treated!
Redcliffe High School. At the junior local examination of the University of Cambridgo, held last December, Dora Birchall and Dorothy Majorie Clements, pupils of the above school, were successful.
The Tennis Ground. Our friend the mole has not yet taken his departure from the new tennis ground. Good-bye must be said to this gentleman ere anything can be done in the way of prepara- tion of the ground for the season.
By THE RAMBLER.
High Street Pavements. Now that there is a likelihood of the west side of High Street being improved as regards the footpaths, attention is drawn once more to the inconvenient, unsightly and useless pro- jections still existing. I understand that the owners of at least one of these obstructions are willing to allow the removal of the same. <.1-> <I.<£>
A Query. Why is the" stonebreaker" offered for sale ? For the information of probable purchasers I should state that this refers to a machine-not a man. <L> <1> <3:>
Equally Divided. The public will be relieved to hear that £ it has been decided not to allow a gate to be placed on the shore road leading to Gronant. The fact that this decision has been arrived at only by the casting vote of the chairman of the Roads Committee—Mr T. B. Griffiths —serves to illustrate how nearly it is possible sometimes to come to an undesirable conclu- sion.. Why the vote was not unanimous on the point is not at present clear to the writer. Of course there may be other arguments which were not brought out at the Council meeting.
Presentation. On Monday night an interesting ceremony t took place at the Vicarage, Mr nnd Mrs Joseph Da vies, who were recently married, being presented with a timepiece by their fellow-members of Christ Church Welsh Choir. The Vicar made the presentation in the presence of the choristers, and Mr Davies suitably acknowledged the gift.