The Middle-class Political Party and Educational Extravagance. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." SIR,My intention in this letter is simply to draw the attention of your readers to the above new party which was launched at the Cannon Street Hotel, London, last Thursday, the 15th inst, with much enthusiasum. Whon properly started, it is likely to be one of the most powerful organizations to the country to be composed almost exclusively of professional men, merchants, salaried civil servants, leading business men, and clerks of both sexes, leading tradesmen, aud all who constitute the huge bulk of our rate and imperial taxpayers. Its leading object would be the direct protection of the interests of the middle classes, socially, financially, and politically; and to put the whole idea into a nutshell, it would act as a huge Imperial Tax and Rate- payers Association, with branches over the whole kingdom. 0 With your permission, Mr Editor, I hope next week to be able to give a sketch of the instances in which such an organization would act as a most wholesome check upon the extravagance of our County Councils, and more particularly the Education Committees of these Councils, which are now threatening to engulf us in semi-ruin after the passing of the Education Amendment Bill.—Yours faithfully, A MIDDLE-CLASS PARTY MAN.
Death of Mr. Rudge. Another well-known Prestatyn figure has departed this life, in the person of Mr James Rudge (Craignair), who has for many years resided in the district. Deceased was 67 years of age, and he passed away at Ashton-in- Makerfield, being interred on Thursday at Newton-le-Willows Churchyard.
Temperance Meeting. The above is to be held in connection with the Welsh Branch of the Prestatyn Free Church Council, next Monday evening, at Bethel Chapel. The Rev A. J. Parry, D.D., and Mr Hugh Edwards (Huwco Penmaen), Rhyl, will address the meeting.
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[FROM OUB OWN CORRESPONDENT J. Bonfire. A bonfire was lit on the Garreg, above Whitford--supposed to be an old Roman Pharos or Lighthouse overlooking the Dee— on Friday night last week to couime norate the coming of age of Lord Mostyn's eldest son, heir of the Mostyn estate. As the fire could plainly be seen from the railway bridge, many people congregated to the sppt, believing, no doubt, in the saying that Distance lends enchantment to the view."
Gift. The Reading Room and Circulating Libraiy has splendid supporters in Mr and Mrs Batters, who take the greatest interest in the move- ment. This week, they have presented the Committee with a parcel of eight volumes, mostly recent publijat o.is. A deep debt of gratitude is due to them for their kindness.
Lecture. We would like to draw the attention of our readers to the lecture at Gwynfa next Wednesday evening by "Elfyn," of Llan Ffestiniog, who is a chaired bard of unusual ability. His lecture will, no doubt, be an intellectual treat of the highest order. He is one of those who came under the inflrence of the recent Revival, and will be able, therefore. to speak from experience as to the result of the movement. Such an attractive lecture deserves a packed house.
St. Andrew's P.S.A. On Sunday last the quarterly P.S.A. was held at the above church, Mr W. Neilsen presiding. The superintendent (Mr Isaac Davies) catechised the children, after which solos and recitations were rendered, an interesting programme having been got to- gether by Miss Murphy (Lighthouse), aud Miss H. Stephenson (Bryn Mor).
FROM A PROTESTANT POINT OF VIEW. l'o the Editor of the ilPrestatyn Weekly." SIR,-As a constant reader and subscriber, I feel it a personal duty to write a line in reply to the letter which appeared last week, on the subject of 01 Gwespyr Schools," in which Mr W. Bulcock shows a lack of respect to our minister, the Rev. Meurig Jones, who is a most peaceable God-fearing man. The plain truth about this matter is clear it is Catholicism versus Protestanism. I- Heavy rates is only a bogey, and we as Protestants of the district are not to be frightened with a halfpenny-in-the-pound bogey. No we are willing to stand bold and upright like Latimer, Cranmer, Ridley, and John Penry, the Welsh martyr to face the fiery stake rather than let our children be taught in a Roman Catholic School. If we are compelled to pay an education rate, why not have a school with no Catholicism, or any other ism about it ? It is true that children have been taught fairly and well in the past at Talacre Schools, but we are not, in this case, to judge the present in the light of the past. No person in the district can call to memory the fact of seeing Nuns in Talacre Schools giving tech- nical instruction, but to-day we have two. Are we serfs or villains to be insulted by bringing Sisters of the Poor to teach our little children ? If we are poor we cannot tolerate being insulted. The Supreme Being has not created classes, but men with feelings. We work hard every day for our living why must we beg for charity ? It's not charity we want, nor privilege, but more justice and freedom. The writer regards Mr Jones's letter as "nothing less than perversion of lacts—a clever attempt to obscure the real point at issue, and to set the different denominations at variance." Does he mean to say that the reverend gentleman is deceiving the public with untruthfulness, or by scattering false- hoods ? This is too mnch to say of a minister of the Gospel. It is a libel on the character of one of the most respected mem- bers of the Wesleyan Methodist denomination. I quite agree that peace and good-will have prevailed long. Yes, too long in the district. It's about time that every true Protestant should rouse from slumber and rise up as one man to protest against Roman Catholicism. It is our duty, in the name of freedom, peace, love,yes, and in the name of the living God, to stand bold, and to lift our prayer to Him to bless us with a good public elementary school in the vicinity of Gwespyr. Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea." Llanasa. PROTESTANT.
Llanasa. The annual parish assembly was held at the Council School, Gronant, on Monday. the chair being taken by Mrs Thos. Roberts. There was a large number present, including Messrs H. Hughes, Win. Thomas, R. O. Evans, Thos. Hughes. Owen Owens, Edward Thomas. Parish Councillors Mrs Batters and Mr E. Jones, District Councillors Rev W. L. Protheroe and Mr P. Jones Williams, Charity Trustees Messrs C. J. Batters, W. Bulcock, Rev E. Jones, Thos Hughes, C. Bretherton, 0. W. Ellis, &c. The minutes of the previous meeting having been confirmed, the Rev W. L. Protheroe read a statement of the Parochial Charity, which shewed a balance in hand of R24 14/4. The chairman proposed, and Mr Wm Thomas seconded, that a vote of thanks be passed to the trustees for their services during the year. Mr Ed. Thomas proposed, and Mr Owen Owe n seconded, that they support the Bill whi ch is to be brought before Parliament to extend the Parish Council Act. in respect to the repair of certain roads in different parishes, which were not repairable by any public council. This was carried by a majority of 6. A general discussion took place upon several matters of local interest. Mr Batters proposed, and Mr Wm Thomas seconded, that a vote of thanks be passed to Mr Thos Roberts for presiding. Mr P. Jones Williams in supporting suggested that thanks were áIRo due to the Parish Councillors for their work during the year.
A Labour Veteran Retires. Mr Broadhurst, after more than a quarter of a century's service, is about to retire from Parliament. He commenced life as a stonemason, and after having served for some years as Parlia- mentary Secretary to the Trade Union Con- gress, Mr Gladstone appointed him Under Secretary of State in the Home Department, an office which he filled with distinction. As far back as 1888 he introduced a Bill for feeding poor school children. In 1884 he moved for the payment of election expenses. In 1883 he brought in a Bill for leasehold enfranchisement and the taxing of site value, but could not get four members to back it. He has lived to see these principles accepted by the Liberal party as a whole. The causes of his retirement were ill-health and heavy family bereavement. Mr Broadhurst believed payment of members to be sound in principle. As a labour member it is natural enough for him to advocate such a change, as it would no doubt increase very materially the number of labour represeuta- tivesin the House of Commons. But it is not at all likely that such a measure will be passed by the present Parliament, if ever. There is a strong feeling that a Bill for the purpose wouldsavour of class legislation: that it would prevent the leisured classes — whom Mr Gladstone considered the best fitted-from aspiring to the position of M.P. that it would bring into Parliament a preponderating number of a class of men not at all suited to act as legislators in a country where there is such a diversity of interests to be considered in the matter of wealth, property, and com- merce and labour, they say, is already ade- quately represented, and it is further consid- ered that labour members should be paid by the Trades Unions which they represent. c-Ic-w-a
PORTLAND HOUSE High Street, PRESTATYN. MesSt"s. WALLIS & SCOTT Are instructed by Mr J. Bramall (who is leaving Prest ttvn and giving up the business), to SELL by AUCTION on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th, The whole of the Usuful and Substantial FURNITURE in Mahogany, Walnut, and other woods, the con- tents of two sitting rooms, three bedchambers, domestic offices, etc., and the whole household linen. Also, the b. Stock in Trade of Glass, China, and Earthenware in the Shop. Sale to commence at one o'clock prompt. Auctioneer's Offices, High Street, Prestatyn. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. 11, Victoria, Avenue, PRESTATYN. Messrs, WALLIS & SCOTT Will SELL by AUCTION about the end of April the whole of the HOUSEHOLD APPOINTMENTS. _I ———.————————————————————- PRESTATYN, H. 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 A'r 3 O'CLOCK IN THE AFfEitNOON 'PUNCTUALLY, and subject to certain Conditions of Sale to be then produced LOT I.-Ail those Two Valuable Freehold Semi-Detached Messuages Known as "ANULEZAHKE." and "SWASCALE," Situate in MAES Y-G-KOKS, 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 S.-All those Two convenient Freehold Semi-Detached Messuages which are newiy erected and now ready for occupation, situate on VICTORIA BOAD, 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 lid., 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 obtained from Mit A. FOULKES-ROBERTS, Soli- citor, Prestatyn & Denbigh as to Lots 3, 4, and 5, from Mn CLEMENT HUGHES, Solicitor, Prestatyn; or as to any of the Lots, from the Auctioneers, at their offices, Central Chambers, Prestatyn. Telephone 6y. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. "Pendyfryn," Meliden MESSKS. FRANK JEWELL & CO. Have been favonred with Instructions from J. J. Small, Esq., to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, On WEDNESDAY, APRIL Ilth, the whole of the Hons shoLl Effects, etc., contained in the above-named Residence. Further particulars later. REHOBOTH C.M. CHAPEL. In connection with the above A BAZAAR will be held in the TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN, On WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, April 4th, & 5th 1906. Opened each day at 3 p.m. On Wednesdav by JOHN CUNNAH, Esq., Prestatyn. On Thursday by Mrs. J. R. JONES, Derwen, Prestatyn. Admission to Hall, 6d. after 6 p.m., 3d; each day. ALSO, A crand saored CONCERT will be held in REHOBOTH CHAPEL, OK GOOD FRIDAY.
Developments. The picturesque spot now known as New Dyserth, and situate neath the Voel, is about to be considerally developed. Several pieces of land have just changed hands, and building operations are to be commenced at once by Messrs. Ed. Morris (Bryn Iorwerth), H. Williams (Ty Coch), and J. Williams (Bryn Estyn). There is:.a good demand for houses in this locality.
Parish Matters. On Friday next the monthly meeting of the Council is to be followed by the annual Parish Meeting.
Local Prize-Winners. The eisteddfod held at Cwm on Thursday last week in connection with the C.M. Chapel proved a great success, the meeting lasting about three hours. The president was Mr Richard Lewis (Dyserth), and among the prize-winners were: Challenge recitation, Mr Owen Jones, Brynglas challenge solo, Mr John Williams, Hyfrydle challenge duet, Messrs John Williams and John Roberts, Dyserth trio, Mrs Davies (Marion Mawr), Mr Joseph Jones (Brynglas), ?and Mr D. Davies (Terfyn). The adjudicators included Messrs J. Junes, J. Dowell Williams, H. Savage, etc., the aceompanist being Mr E. Lewis.
Death. The death occurred on Monday morning of Mi s Lansdale, Bryniau, after a brief illness. Deceased, who was about 70 years of age, was a faithful member of Dyserth Parish Church, and a most estimable lady in every respect. The family have resided in Dyserth for the past eight years.
Correspondence. THE CHRISTMAS TREE. To the Editor of the. Prestatyn Weekly." Sir,—In reply to your correspondent, I beg to inform him that full particulars of donations and contributions towards the entertainment appeared in your issue of 27th January, and we then expressed our thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who came forward and so generously helped us to furnish the Christmas Tree. It is not customary to publish in the public Press balance sheets of the various entertainments, but I am sending a full statement to the subscribers. The entertainment was such a great success, and so fully appreciated by the children, that we contemplate making it an annual affair, and the balance in hand will form the nucleus of a fund for that purpose Yours truly, Kersland. JOHN MILLER. 22nd March, 1906.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. ALL SAINTS (Charch of England). —10-30 a.M English), 6 p.m. (Welsh), Rev H. Harris, B.A. MOKIAH C.M. CHAPKI, (Welsh). -10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev D. Jones, lihuddlan. BKTHANIA WKSLF.YAN CHAPEL (Wels h). — 10 a.m. Rev D. Mearig Jones. Llanasa. 0 p.m., Mr J. Evans. Pen-y-ffordd. TABEBXACLK BAPTIST CHAPEL (Welsh).- 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Prayer Meetings. SILOAH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Welsh). — 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., Sunday School Meetings. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (English) —10-30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr Herbert Gregory. Ffynnongroew. GWYNFA C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh), Rhewl Fawr.— 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Rev D. Jones. Rhuddlan. PENIEL WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh) Pen-y-ffordd. -10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr R. Hughes, Mostyn,
The War Minister. Mr Haldane, it is said, is gaining laurels by his masterful treatment of the difficult questions relating to army organization.
The Secretary to the Board of Trade. Mr Lloyd George hag also greatly enhanced his parliamentary reputation by his merchant shipping bill introduced on Tuesday. p
J^tiscellanemts* RANTED, FURNISHED Sitting Room n and Bedroom for a lady state terms. —Beta, "Prestatyn Weekly" Office. JpROPEBTY for SALE, by Private Treaty, Houses. Shops, and Land. -Apply, Thomas Williams, Bradford House, Prestatyn AN TED, BEDROOM & SITTING ROOM by Young Gentleman, permanent. Address, 206, Prestatyn Weekly Office. E G6S for HATCHING Houdans, White Leghorns, Buff Orpingtons, 3/6 per sitting First crosses, Houdan-White Leg- horns, Houdan-Buff Orpingtons, 8/- per sitting.- E. E. Williams, Bryn Hyfryd, Victoria Road, Prestatyn. (110 LET, Doubled-fronted HOUSE and Garden, known as "Wylfa," Warren Road, Prestatyn. Rent £ 26.—Apply, A. Lewis Jones, Solicitor, Rhyl and Prestatyn. APPRENTICES WANTED for the Milli- nery.— Apply, Miss Hughes, I- The Comptoii," Prestatyn. W ALLID AND SCOTT, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, have houses to Let at the following rents tlS, £:¿1, E28, and £ 35; also Modern Villas and Building Land for Sale privately. Offices High St., Prestatyn. Mr. Joseph Williams, Auctioneer, Valuer, and House Agent, County Chambers, Rhyl, Has Opened Branch Offices at Stafford Chambers, HIGH ST., PRESTATYN Where all business entrusted to him will have his immediate and personal attention. Rhyl Telephone: No. 0179. Prestatyn Telephone: No. 4y4. Pendre House School, PRESTATYN, NORTH WALES. School and Kindergarten. Principal MISS ETHEL HICKSON (Teachers' Diploma University of Cambridge). MR. BRYAN E, WARHURST, Professor of Music. Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Prepares Pupils for the Associated Board of tha Royal Academy of Music, the R >yal Coile^ of Music, the Trinity College. ljOiKlou, and the Incorporated Society of Musicians Organ, Pianoforte, Singing, Harmony Theory, &c. LATEST SUCCESSES: April, 1904, Advanced Senior, Pianoforte, R.A.M. ii °, Tlxory July, „ Advanced Sen., Phno. (Honours). Trin. Coll., London Advanced Senior, Organ, I.S.M. « •> Pianoforte, I.S.M. Dec. „ Third Grade, > Second Grade, „ •• ii Singing 'f July, 1 905, Third Grade, ii S'jid Oracle, Pianoforte (H'rs), to ii (Pass) „ „ „ First Grade, „ Mr. Warhurst make* a Speciality of preparing Candidates fo the above bxam.nations, and visits Prestatyn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Organ Recitals, Concerts, Eisteddfodan, For terms, Adtlress-Haydn House, Brighton Road, Rhyl. xx IC.1% 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 Beet English Leather. High Street (SS.-oSy, Prestatyn. Thomas & Walkley, Architects and Surveyors, PRESTATYN. Preliminary Sketches Free. Reasonable charges.