Rehoboth. Mr T. H. Jones is preparing the programme of the organ and vocal recital to be held on Good Friday. Prof. D. D. Parry of Llanrwst has been secured as organist. < t ————„ j
Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatyn.' FRANK JEWELL & Co., If Auctioneers, .Ii IS STATU AGENTS AND VALUERS, Collectors of Income Tax, Sales by Auction of an classes of Property. Valua- tions made for Probate, Mortgage, Transfer of — Tenancy, and other purposes. Rents Collected and A Properties Managed. Insurances effected in all the 11 principal offices. Auction and Estate Office- HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. J. LLOYD JONES, i(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. ) For the INVALID. For the STRONG. For the WEARY. Nothing so Refreshing as rr-a PURE CHINA TEA 2/- and 2/6 per lb. SOLD BY W. J. Williams., The Stores. A E. WILLIAMS, Pastry Cook and Confectioner, hiGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Wedding & Christening Cakes made to order. Tea Rooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pie-Nic Parties catered for. T.ParnjWiHiam&Co Painters, Decorators, 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 Nafit Hall Road), Telepbone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. THE CROFT MISS & MRS JONES i Confectioners, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Boarding and Commercial House. Parties Catered for. Well-aired Beds. 2 VARIETY BAZAAR R. H. MACDONALD, The CROFT," I T W'l HUGHES & WILLIAMS, 0 Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PHESTATYH; Estimates Free. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE: 8, ROSLYN TERRACE. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. PORTLAND HOUSE High Street, PRESTATYN. Messrs. WALLIS& SCOTT Are instructed by Mr J. Bramall to SELL by AUCTION the whole of the Valuable FURNITURE In the House, and STOCK-IN-TRADE in Shop of Glass, China, and Earthenware ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th. Fuller particulars next week. PRESTATYN, N. Wales. Sale by Auction of Valuable Freehold Semi-detached Villas and Bungalows, also a Plot of Valuable Freehold Building Land, all situate close to the Railway Station, Sea, and Town at Prestatyn MESSRS. Frank Jewell & Co. Are favoured with Instructions to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Prestatyn On MONDAY, APRIL 2nd, 1906 AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON PUNCTUALLY, and subject to certain Conditions of. Sale to be then produced: LOT 1.—All those Two Valuable Freehold Semi-Detached Messuages Known as ."ANGLEZARKE" and "SEASCALE," Sitnate in MAES-y-GROEs, Prestatyn. LOT 2.—All those Two Valuable Freehold Semi-Detached Messuages Known as "ROSE VILLAS," and situate adjoining Lot 1. The houses comprising the above two lots are well designed and most conveniently situated, and are all well tenanted. LOT B.-All those Two convenient Freehold Semi-Detached Messuages which are newly erected and now ready for occupation, situate on VICTORIA ROAD, Prestatyn. LOT 4.—All those two well-constructed and attractively designed Freehold Semi-Detached Bungalows situate on the NEW ROAD leading from Sandy Lane to Victoria Rd., Prestatyn, now ready for occupation. LOT 5.-All that Plot of Valuable Freehold Building Land situate adjoining lot 4, and containing 736 square yards or thereabouts, and well adapted for the erection of Bungalow houses. Fuller informtion regarding Lots 1 and 2 may be j obtained from Ma A. FOULKES-ROBERTS, Soli- citor, Prestatyn & Denbigh as to Lots 3, 4, and 5, from Mn CLMMENT HUGHES, Solicitor, Prestatyn; or as to any of the Lots, from tin Auctioneers, at their offices, Central Chambers, Prestatyn. Telephone 6y. REHOBOTH O.M. CHAPEL. In connection with the above A BAZAAR will be held in the TOWN HA.LL, t at y On WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, April 4th, & 5th 1906. ALSO, A GRAND SACRED CONCERT will be held in REHOBOTH CHAPEL, ON GOOD FRIDAY.
Social at "Trinity." A very pleasant evening was spent at Trinity Church on Thursday, when Mrs Yeoman acted as hostess to the large company which had assembled. After tea the following artistes contributed to the entertainment: piano-solo, Miss Jewell violin solos, Misses Jones, Wright, and Yeoman; songs, Miss Jessie Jones, Miss Leary, Miss Florence Jones, Mr T. H. Jones. Mr J. Roberts selections by the Prestatyn Glee Party, con- ducted by Mr Richard GriiEths and a reading by the chairman, Rev. W. Yeoman, who, referring to the excellent rendering of the items by the Glee Party, humorously re- marked he was glad to see what "mere man" could do, without the assistance of the ladies. Votes of thanks and the Doxology concluded the proceedings.
Presbyterian Literary Society. Which has the greater influence on the formation of character Heredity or Envi- ronment ?" This was the topic debated at the meeting on Thursday, under the chair- manship of Mr W. Prescott. Mr Herbert Hughes" opened on the side of Heredity, whilst Mr Thomas Hughes (Woodstock) defended Environment. A spirited discussion followed, the majority of the arguments tending to show that in the members' opinion our surroundings have a greater influence on character than our parentage.
Nominations for the Council Election. Thursday was the last day on which to receive nominations of candidates for the Council vacancies caused by the retirement of the four members whose period of office has expired. The following have been nominated (withdrawals are allowed till noon on Tuesday) :— 0 BANKS, JOSEPH, Bryngwalia proposed by Rev O. J. Davies, seconded by Mr J. Littler. DAVIES, REV. 0. J., Vicarage; proposed by Mr F. H. Batters, seconded by Mr D. M. Duncan *ELLIS, PETER, 4 Victoria Avenue prop. by Mr J. R. Jones, sec. by Rev M. F. Wynne. INGLEFIELD, W., Dotrix; prop, by Mr Thomas Hughes, sec. by Mr John Evans. MARSHALL, W., Bryntegid proposed by Mr Ellis Roberts, seeonded by Mr J. R. Tickle. *PHITCHARD, J., Marine Villa proposed by Mr D. Davies, seconded by Mr J. R. Tickle. ROBERTS, ELLIS proposed by Mr R. It. Humphreys, seconded by Mr Thos. Burrows. TUCKER, T. G. proposed by Dr Wimberley, seconded by Mr A. Greenwood. *WILLIAMS, T. PARRY proposed by Mr J. Littler. seconded by Mr E. Junes. WRIGHT, HENRY proposed by Rev Ezra Jones, seconded by Mr W. J. Williams. Denotes retiring members.
Attendances of Councillors year ended 1st March, 1906. We are indebted to Mr John Hughes, Town Clerk, for the following table of Councillors' attendances during the year ended 1st March, 1906. It will be seen that Mr T. J. Scott bears the palm with a record of 76 out of a possible 77 attendances, Rev. F. Jewell being a good second with 75. Of the new members Mr Greenwood has secured his highest possible average, viz., 06. j Council Meetings. Committee Meetings. Totals. Summoned Summoned Summoned Name of Councillor. to Attended. to Attended. to Attended. Attend. Attend. Attend. Attend. Attend. Attend. Coward, W.H. 14 3 40 8 54 11 Ellis, Peter j 17 15 60 54 77 69 Greenwood. A. 16 16 50 50 66 66 Griffith, T. B 17 14 60 44 77 58 Hughes, Thos 17 14 60 68 77 67 Jewell, F 17 17 60 58 77 75 Jones, Thos. 17 16 60 55 77 71 Linnell, J. B 17 13 60 40 77 58 Pritchard, J 17 15 60 44 77 59 Scott, T. J 17 16 60 60 77 76 Williams, John 16 14 60 40 66 54 Williams, T. Parry. 17 15 60 54 77 69
SUDDEN DEATH AT PRESTATYN. Coroner and the Duty of the Public. On Tuesday evening at the Town Hall, Mr J. Roberts-Jones conducted an inquiry into the death of Hugh Jones, milk dealer, Meirion House, Prestatyn, whose body was found by his son in a stream near Warren Road at noon on Monday. The jurymen were as follows Mr Frank Jewell (foreman), Rev. J. Kelly, Rev. Lewys Davies, Messrs, Geo. Jones, Wm. Evans, J. Gratton, J. M. Hughes, W. J. Williams, J. O. Clarke, T. G. Tucker, W. D. Jones, D. Hughes, Wm. Wheway, and Joseph Davies. After the jury had viewed the body, the first witness called was Richard Jones, draper, Prestat) n, who identified the body as that of his father, aged 66. Witness stated deceased had been subject to fainting fits, and had also had a slight stroke. He had been medically attended fur some time, and complained on Monday morning of not feeling very well. His father not being at home when witness went to dinner at about 12-15, he went in search of him, and found his body in the stream near the shippon. There were two pails near by, one filled with water on the bank, and the other in the stream. The body was not totally covered by the water, and there were marks on the brook side as though deceased had slipped. In reply to the Coroner as to whether he moved the body, witness said he did not. He could see his father was dead, and he became confused. Witness did not know what position he might be placed in legally if he moved the body, and he therefore went for the police. .1 The Coroner said he was anxious it should be known that the idea of anyone not being allowed to touch a body until the arrival of the police was utterly wrong. He did Dot want to blame witness, as he had evidently acted so in his confusion. But it was quite possible that some lives might be saved if people examined a body and see if anything could be done before fetching the police. P.O. John Cheney gave evidence as to being called by the previous witness. He went to the spot mentioned, and there found the body in about 15 ins. of water. Deceased was lying on his right side, one portion of the face being above water. The body was then removed. Dr. E. C. Wimberley, Prestatyn, said he had attended deceased for the past four years, and he had beeiL subject to fainting fits. In fact witness had seen him in these fits. He had aiso a diseased heart, and witness was inclined to say he died from syncope. Elias Roberts, 19, Albert Terrace, testified to seeing deceased alive at 9 a.m. on Monday. The coroner briefly summed up, and the jury without retiring, brought in a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence-that death was due to heart failure. On the proposition of the Rev. J. Kelly, a vote of sympathy was passed with the relatives in their bereavement, the coroner undertaking to forward the same. The funeral took place at Rhyl on Thurs- day afternoon. Before the cortege left Prestatyn a short service was held at the house, this being conducted by Revs. J. Kelly and W. O. Evans. At Rhyl, Rev. 0. J. Davies (Vicar of Prestatyn) conducted the service both at Trinity Church and at the graveside, the interment being at the old cemetery. Deceased had resided at Prestatyn for about 10 years, having previously lived in Rhyl. He was a faithful and prominent member of the Wesleyan cause, in connection with which he had held several offices, and used to attend Horeb Chapel. Deceased was well versed in the history of Wesleyanism in this circuit, and was well-known and much respected in the neighbourhood. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement, especially so as the widow has been bedridden for some months past.
New Magazine for Wales. The first number of the Welsh Review 1 appears this month, and it contains some able and interesting articles :— (1) "The origin of the Welsh people," by Professor W. Boyd Dawkiris, D.Sc., F.R.S. (2) Welsh Ministers of State," with 1 special reference to Mr Lloyd-George. In this article we read that not since the days of Sir Leoline Jenkins, in the reign of Charles the Second, has there been a Welsh-speaking Welshman at the head of a great Department of State until the acceptance of Cabinet Office by Mr Lloyd George, who is referred to as our Mordecai, who would procure for his people the right to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. (a) The Mission of Wales," by Rev John Thomas, M;A., Liverpool. The first article deals with the contribution of Wales to the spirit of patriotism. (41 "Welsh Liteiary Notes," by L. J. Roberts, M.A. (5) The great Poets of Wales," by Elvet, and other very interesting articles.
The Programme of the Government Includes: Amendment of the Education Act; Labour Legislation connected with the Trade Union Law and Unemployment Abolition of Plural Voting and then Dises- tablishment and Disendowment of the English Church in Wales.
The Bible Society. I am informed that Prestatyn is doing well this year in the matter of contributing towards this excellent Society. One chapel has already collected 25. Llangollen claims the distinction of estab- lishing the first branch in the Principality of the British and Foreign -Bible Society. It was formed in the year 1811. I,
Socialism in France. M. Clemenceau, who is now classed as a Radical Socialist, holds the Portfolio of the Interior in the new French Cabinet, and he will be the moving spirit in the ministry. The government of which he is a member is r described as the most advanced, and perhaps the most brilliant the French Republic has produced.
l Protection Doomed. p By a majority of 876 the new Parliament i has confirmed the decision of the country t against Protection.
PRESTATYN LICENSING SESSIONS. Adjourned licensing sessions were held on Wednesday before a full bench, the magistrates being Messrs. S. Perks (in the chair), J. Foulkes, R. C. Enyon, G. A. Taverner, Thos. Jones, and W. Bulcock. At the previous sessions the renewal of the licence of the White Lion Inn, Glanrafon, was deferred, a temporary licence only being granted. This case again occupied the attention of the Bench, Richard Williams, applying for a renewal and transfer of the licence. Mr Joseph Lloyd appeared for the applicant, Mr Porter for Sir Pyers Mostyn (owner of the house), and Mr Roberts Jones opposed the application on behalf of the Llanasa Free Church Council and the Overseers of Llanasa. Mr Roberts Jones said the objections were based on the ground that the premises were unnecessary, unsuitable, and not easy of access for police supervision. There were 2 licensed houses in. Gwespyt, 3 in Berthengam, 2 in Lianasa, 3 in Ffynnongroew, and 1 in Gronant. In Glanrafon itself there were only 22 houses, with a population of 72, including men, women, and children. There was no place of worship, no school, and only the tiniest of tiny shops. The White Lion was not on the route of tourists, and there were too many doors there for proper police supervision. Several transfers had taken place, and the tenants usually followed some other occupation, which tended to shew that the place did not pay. At the previous court a man was fined for being drunk on these premises, and this shewed that the conduct of the place was not as it should have been. Resolutions in favour of the abolition of the licence had been passed by 13 re- ligious and public bodies in the neighbourhood, which shewed an overwhelming opinion against the licence. His clients did not wish to harm the present tenant, who took the nouse suojeci to tne transier being granted. Mr T. G. Jones gave evidence in support of the opposition. He considered there was no need for a public house in Glanrafon. It was a tied house to a certain extent, and the tenants usually carried on some other business. One tenant used to sell paraffin oil (laughter). Mr Lloyd To be consnmed off the premises I suppose ? (loud laughter). Mr Lloyd objected to witness handing in a resolution of the Lianasa Parish Council, on account of it being a copy only. Resuming, witness said he had lived in Glanrafon for 11 years, but he never used the house. He had seen several people come from the house drunk, but he had not complained to the police. He had often been to the place on business. In reply to a question as to where he would go for brandy in case of sickness, witness replied he kept it in the house for medicinal purposes. Mr Richard Owen, Llanasa, gave similar evidence. Dr. Lloyd Owen said there were 10 licensed houses within a radius of 111 miles, without the White Lion. His opinion was that there was no need for the house. Asked by Mr Lloyd for his opinion on alcohol, witness said it was a powerful drug. In some cases it was beneficial as a medicine, while in other cases it was harmful only a medical man could say in what case it would be useful. Rev. Meurig Jones gave evidence as chairman of the Free Church Council. He considered it would be beneficial to the neighbourhood if the White Lion licence was o done away with. Mr O. W. Ellis, assistant overseer, was called to give evidence on behalf of that body. Revs. E. Pierce and 0. B. Jones also supported the opposition. Rev. R. J. Stevenson put in a petition against the licence. This was signed by 139 inhabitants, a number of whom resided in Glanrafon. In placing his case before the bench, Mr Lloyd commented upon the fact that all the evidence they had heard had come from teetotallers," and, with one exception, none of whom lived in Glanrafon. He called his client to testify that 8t 18-gallon casks of beer had been sold, on an average, each week during the month he had been in the house. That was sufficient evidence that the house was necessary and desirable. His instructions were that the population of the neighbourhood was 438, 400 of whom resided nearer to this public house than to any other. The applicant bore out his advocate's statement, and said the nearest public house to his was It miles away. About 40 people usually visited his house each night between 5 and 10 p.m. Applicant handed in a petition in favour of the licence, signed on the premises by 60 or 70 of his customers. Superintendent Jones was called by the chairman, and he said the house was not in a good state of repair neither in nor out, and the sanitary arrangements were very bad. He would not venture an opinion as to whether the house was needed or not. Mr Lloyd announced that if the licence was renewed, an undertaking would be given that the house would be put in a. proper state of repair. The magistrates retired, and after a few minutes' deliberation they announced that the licence would be renewed and a full transfer granted, on the understanding that r the necessary repairs, etc., would be carried out within three months.