Telephone No. 3y8. Telegrams, "Jewell, Prestatyn. FRANK JEWELL & Co., Auctioneers, ESTITK AGENTS 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. .¿ 0-1. J. LLOYD JONES, (FIiom Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chymists to y 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 PURE CHINA. TEA 2/- and 2/6 per lb. SOLD BY W. J. Williams, The Stores. A. E. WILLIAMS, Pastry Cook and Confectioner, UGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Wedding & Christening Cakes made to order. Tea Rooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pic-Nic Parties catered for. T. Parry Williams & Go Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers. —o— Plain and Fancy Window Glass always in Stock. BRISTOL HOUSE, Prestatyn. FOR HIGH-CLASS Grocery & Provisions, Bread & Confectionery GO TO ME% PROVINCIAL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. THE CROFTSi3S 4 MRS JONES Confectioners, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Boarding and Commercial House. Parties Catered for. Well-aired Beds. 1 6!d. VARIETY BAZAAR R. H. MACDONALD, The" CROFT." mm & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, P1ESTATYH. Estimates Free. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. 8, ROSLYN TERRACE. "WENALLT," Groint 1., Prestatyn; Wednesday, April 25th, 1906 Sale by Auction of Cheffonier, Ladies' and Gents 1 Easy Clmirs. Suite in Leather, in 7 pieces; Over- i mantel, Dining Tables in Mahogany, with 2 extra ( Leaves, Occasional Tables in variety, Table and Bracket Lamps, Full-size and Single Brass-mounted Bedsteads, Spring Mattresses, Chest of Drawers in Oak, Coal Box in Oak. Painted Chests of Drawers, Painted Toilet Tables, Bedroom Chairs, Ottoman, Galvanised Iron Corn Bin, Croquet Set, Household Crockery, etc. By favour of the Instructions of Mrs Goronwy Jones, who has sold this house, MEssns Frank Jewell & CO. Will SELL the above Surplus TP TT T3 T T' TT TT FURNITURE on the premises at 1-30 o'clook punctually. The Goods will be on view the morning of Sale. Auction and Estate Offices, Central Chambers, Prestatyn. BeresforcL House, YORK TERRACE, PRESTATYN. Sale of Furniture aniicefl for April 30. Mrs Roberts having decided to let the house furnished during the summer months, this Sale will be POSTPONED until the End of the Season. FRANK JEWELL & CO. Auctioneers. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. Sale by Auction of Valuable FREEHOLD DETACHED VILLA Known as -1 CRAIGNAIR," situate on the Hillside, Prestatyn also Freehold Detached Bungalow Known as BRYNGWALIA," Gwaenysgor, at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Prestatyn, On Monday, May 7th, 1906, BY MESSRS. FRANK JEWELL & CO. Mr A. FOULKES-ROBERTS, Solicitor, Denbigh & Prestatyn. Auction and Estate Offices, Central Ohambers, Prestatyn. G LE Ii HURST, Grcsvenor Terrace, PRESTATYN, Messrs. W ALL ISXS COTT Instructed by Captain Williams, will SELL by AUCTION On Thursday, April 26th, 1906, The Useful Household I FURNITURE INCLUDING Dining and Drawing Room Suits. Dining and other Tables, Painoforte, Phonograph, Mahogany Hall Furniture, contents of Bedchambers, Kitchen Requi- sites, etc. Particulars in Posters. On View Morning of Sale. Sale to commence at 1-30 prompt. Auctioneer's Offices, High Street, Prestatyn.
THE Council's late chairman, in his valedic- tory speech, referring to the financial position of the town, gave a very roseate account of the past year's working. This, of course, is the natural outcome of the policy of strict economy, rendered necessary by last year's deficit of £557. In the estimated expenditure for this year, a surplus of kll7 was shown. This has now been turned into an actual deficit of £63, so that to clear off the unfore- seen expenditure of the past two years, a sum of J6620 will be required. This is only partly met by the surplus this year of £ 350. Let us not whistle till we are out of the wood. ■ Another point. Why has the water depart- ment produced J3211 more than the previous year ? Is it on account of the greatly in- creased number of users ? or is it because three half-years have been crowded into one yeai, by the new method of collecting in advance ? If the former is the reason, we may congratulate ourselves, but if the latter, there is absolutely nothing to brag about. ♦ In the Council's acceptance of the con- ditions connected with Lady McLaren's new road, another step has been taken towards its adoption. There is no doubt this road will be useful to the public, and the conditions seem to give ample protection to the rate- payers as to the liability of prospective owners to pave the footwalks, etc. If it is a fact that her ladyship has spent £3,000 on the bridge the Council should have no further hesitation in adopting the road. It is, how- ever, to say the least, a queer proceeding for an important legal document to be signed before being passed by the Council.
PRESTATYN COUNCIL. The annual meeting of the above Council vas held on Wednesday night, when there vere present Messrs Thos. Jones, J. Pritchard, r. B. Linnell, T. J. Scott, H. Wright, T. B. Griffith, A. Greenwood, Rev. F. Jewell, Messrs. W. Iuglefield, J. Williams (Rosslyn). rhos. Hughes, J. Banks, the Town Clerk, md the Surveyor. THE NEW MEMBERS. The Clerk having read the figures of the •ecent election, The Chairman welcomed the new members )f the Council, at the same time sym- pathising with the two old members who had not bean returned.. A RETROSPECT. The Chairman remarked that as they bad now reached the end of the year, he would like to say a word or two as to the past year, which he regarded as having been a most satisfactory one. It was the first time in his experience they had not got into debt. Their estimated receipts were J63140, and it was gratifying to find they had actually produced £B4!} 10/- above that amount. They had exceeded their estimated expenditure by £ 180, so that their net gain on the year was j6172 8/10. The water undertaking bad produced £ 211 more than the previous year, and they could confidently look forward to a further increase in the revenue from this department (hear, hear). In two years time several loans would be paid off, the charges on which represented 1/8 in the £ of their rates. He did not think there was anything which required a big expenditure within that time, so that the ratepayers could look forward to a very satisfactory state of affairs, as, in addition to the loans being paid off, the rateable value will have gone up (hear, hear). He welcomed the new Surveyor into their midst. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN. Continuing, Mr Jones said he had occupied the chair for two years, and considered that was quite long enough—the honours should be shared. He would take the opportunity of proposing a successor, one in whom they had every confidence, for they had seen much of his work". He referred to Mr T. J. Scott (applause). Mr Thos. Hughes seconded, and several other members spoke in laudatory terms of the excellent work done by Mr Scott, he being well versed in everything connected with the Council. Mr Scott was hereupon unanimously elected to the chair, being given a very hearty reception when taking up his position. The new Chairman said he could not thank them too much for the kind and cordial reception given him. The vote was so unanimous that even had he had any hesita- tion in taking the office that unanimity would have dispelled it (applause). He had been a resident among them for 15 years, so that he could take the chair without -much diffidence, especially so as none of his predecessors had been natives of Prestatyn. In fact when he looked round the table he found that not one of them was a native. That went to shew that the town was of modern development. The Chairman then proceeded to speak of what had been accomplished during the past few years, and said that one of the first requirements of modern civilisation was good roads. The roads on the shore side of the railway were in a bad state, and they would certainly have to be attended to. Mr Thomas Jones had spoken of their finances, and the speaker pointed out that the contribution of £120 due from the County Council towards road repairs was not included. At the same time he would remind them there was a deficit of R6,57 last year, and this year's surplus would have to go towards that, so that the ratepayers must not yet look for a reduction in the rates. He had pleasure in proposing a sincere and cordial vote of thanks to the late Chairman. He had been genial and courteous to all, and had surmounted many difficulties (hear, hear). Mr Linnell seconded, and again referred to the two old members who had not been returned. His contention was that there should be 18 Councillors instead of 12. Councillors Griffiths, Jewell, Pritchard, and Banks also supported the vote, the latter returning thanks on behalf of the new mem- bers for the welcome extended them. Mr Thos. Jones suitably acknowledged the vote. THE COMMITTEES. The next business was the appointment of committees. Mr T. B. Griffith proposed that they do not have all the members on each committee in future. The length of time the meetings lasted was very trying, and he considered it would be for the benefit of the ratepayers if the committees were divided up. Mr Thomas Jones seconded on the under- standing that they do not have more than two committees on one night. A considerable amount of discussion ensued, and Mr J. B. Linnell proposed an amendment, which was seconded by Mr Williams, that the committees remain as they were. Mr Inglefield supported Mr Griffiths, on the ground that much time was wasted in big committees. He pointedly remarked they had had experience of that at this meeting. The amendment was eventually withdrawn, [and the following were elected on the committees Public Health and Road-Rev F. Jewell, Messrs W. Inglefield, J. Pritchard, Thos Jones, J. B. Linnell, J. Banks, and J. Williams. Water and Finance-Messrs T. B. Griffiths, A. Greenwood, Thos Hughes, H. Wright, J. Banks, Thos Jones, and the Chairman. PERMANENT MAGISTRATE WANTED. Rev F. Jewell was desirous of discussing whether the council should not move in the matter of having a permanent magistrate appointed in place of the late Mr Coward, but The chairman ruled that notice of motion should be given, and Mr Jewell undertook to do this. THE NEW ROAD. OBJECTION TO CONDITIONS OF ADOPTION. The minutes of the Road and Improvement Committee contained a reference to the con- ditions on which the new road and bridge belonging to Lady McLaren should be taken over, and the committee recommended that the conditions be approved. Mr Banks, however, wanted more infor- mation as to the conditions, and on his request, the document was produced and read. It transpired that the agreement had already been signed by Mr Thomas Jones (as chairman) and the Clerk, and Mr Banks con- sidered he was thus handicapped in discussing the matter Mr Griffith pointed out the document was not sealed by the Council, and, therefore, was useless. The Council seemed to be in a fix as to the method of procedure, seeing that the docu- ment had already been signed, but eventually the discussion resolved itself into whether the minutes of the Road Committee should be confirmed. Mr Banks strongly objected to the condi- 0 tions in question, as they were different to those imposed on other owners, and men- tioned Pendre Avenue as an instance. It would be a great charge on a poor community, and it was not right for a wealthy owner to ask such a thing. Mr Linnell said the road was a good thing for the town, and about £3,000 had been spent on the bridge, which was a great con- venience to the many people usipg it. The proposition of Mr Banks, which was seconded by Mr Griffith, that the minutes be not confirmed, was then put, but they were the only two who voted for it, the committee's recommendation being then adopted. MISCELLANEOUS.. The Inspector of Nuisances reported: serving a notice on Mrs Roebuck, the owner of Spring Bank Cottages, to abate a nuisance there, and it was decided to call the attention of the Medical Officer of Health to the matter. It was reported that house refuse had been deposited in close proximity to the road, and it was decided to call upon the offenders to remove the same forthwith. The Surveyor had inspected new buildings, and found they were not inconformity with the bye-laws. These are to be strictly adhered to in the future. It was decided to ask for tenders for painting the shelter, ventilating columns, and lamps and it was also arranged that the fountain be re-fixed at the top of High Street. Mr Morley Jones had allowed a house in Pendre Avenue to be occupied before being completed, and before a certificate for habi- tation had been granted. Mr Morley Jones had explained how it had happened, and undertook it should not occur again. Plans for two houses in Victoria Road, for Mr Fraser, Liverpool, were approved. Mr Frank Jewell wrote asking that Pendre Avenue be adopted by the Council, and it was decided the Surveyor report on the same. A communication was before the Council, regarding a Parliamentary Bill of Mr Barnard, M.P., that every Chairman of Urban Councils who held the position for two years, should become a permanent Justice of the Peace. After discussion it was resolved to go into the matter at an adjourned meeting ion Wednesday next.
"Oliver Cromwell." This was the subject of a lecture by Rev E. Lloyd Jones, formerly of Rhyl, on Thurs- day at the Town Hall, delivered to an appre- ciative audience. Mr John Cunnah presided. The lecturer, during the course of his remarks, spoke of Cromwell as being the strongest character of British history. Many will be snprised to hear that Cromwell was a Welshman,—yet Mr Jones affirmed that such was the case. The great Puritan's real name, as signed on legal documents, was Oliver Williams, alias Cromwell. At the conclusion of the lecture, the Rev Dr Townsend proposed, and Mr Pennant Williams seconded, a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was heartily accorded.
EASTER AT PRESTATYN AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. The number of visitors who came to Pres- tatyn and the surrounding villages last Easter 9 C, was said to have created a record, but we are well within the mark when we say that that record was easily beaten this year. The glorious weather prevailing doubtless tempted many from the industrial centres to come among us and enjoy the health-giving breezes. With the exception of a refreshing shower on1 Friday evening, there was bright sunshine during all the holidays.. A large number of visitors arrived on Thursday and during Saturday the railway officials describing the traffic as being very brisk, and the town presented quite an animated appearance during the week-end. The golf links were temporarily available, and a goodly number made use of the course. In the surrounding districts there were a large number of visitors, and the motor train to Meliden and Dyserth was very extensively patronised. The company arranged special journeys, but these notwithstanding, there was not sufficient accommodation for the crowds who desired to be conveyed'to different points by the motor. Monday's traffic on the branch line passed all previous records, no less than 1200 passengers being carried.
TRINITY CHURCH. Ladies' Work Society's Sale. The success or otherwise of a sale of work, may sometimes be judged by the quantity- or scarcity—of articles left unsold at the close of operations, and it must be very gratifying to the ladies of the work society to be able to record almost a complete clearance of the accumulated winter's work. The annual effort was brought to a fitting conclusion on Thursday, when a tempting array of various plain and ornamental articles were displayed on the stalls, the ladies in charge being Mesdames Townsend, Alty, Jones, Wright, and Smith. The proceedings opened with the singing of a hymn. and after Rev. W. Yeoman had read a portion of scripture, Rev. E. Alty engaged in prayer. Dr. Townsend introduced Miss Sharman to the company, and in the course of his remarks said he was highly pleased to see so many from other churches present. Miss Sharman thon declared the sale of work open, and was glad of an opportunity of doing A little to aid this good work. She hoped it would be a great success, and that the proceeds would exceed their expectations. Mrs Bowran, in a neat speech, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Miss Sharman, and said how highly interested this lady was in all good work. Mrs A. W. JonM seconded the vote, which, on being accorded, was suitably acknowledged by Miss Sharman. During the afternoon and evening, instru- mental selections were rendered by Misses F. Jewell, F. Jones, A. and D. Yeoman, and E. Wright. The refreshment stall, under the management of Mrs Yeoman, Mrs Partington, the Misses Higgins, Lacy, Yeoman, and Jones, was largely patronised. The flower stall was in charge of Misses Jessie Jones, Wright, and D. Yeoman. It is very satisfactory to be able to announce. that the proceeds of the sale, etc., amounted to the respectable total of J631 12/
Social Evening. The young men of Bethel Chapel entertained their friends to an enjoyable social in the schoolroom on Wednesday evening. After refreshments were partaken of an interesting programme of music waS gone through, items being contributed by Misses Wright, Yeoman, D. Roberta, and Dilys Hughes, and Mr T. H. Jones. Mr Robt. Jones acted as chairman. >
Local Weddings. At the Rhyl Welsh Calvinistic Chapel,- on Monday, the marriage was solemnised of Miss J. Ellen Williams, St. Asaph, to Mr W. Dowell, Victoria Buildings, Prestatyn, the officiating ministers being Rev. Ezra Jones (Prestatyn) and Rev. J. Jones (St. Asaph). The bride was attired in biscuit-coloured silk voile, with hat to match, and her sister (Miss M. Williams) acted as bridesmaid, Mr Morris Dowell (brother of the bridegroom) acting as best man. After the ceremony a party of 22 were entertained to a wedding breakfast at the Grosvenor Temperance Hotel, the bridal pair being conveyed thither by motor. Later in the day Mr and Mrs Dowell left for Buxton amid the good wishes and congratulations of their friends. A very pretty wedding took place at Bethel Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Prestatyn, on Thursday, the contracting parties being Miss Nellie ^jginifred Hookham, of Morforwyn, Prestatyn, to Mr Llew. C. Evans, B.A., son of Rev. W. H. Evans, Rhyl. The officiating ministers were Rev. W. O. Evans, Rhyl (brother of the bridegroom) and Rev. J. Kelly Prestatyn. The bride was attired in croam, and carried a handsome shower bouquet, her two sisters (who were dressed in brown) being bridesmaids. After the ceremony, a reception was held at Morforwyn. between 40 and 50 guests being present.—The catering was done by Mr Hopwood, the X.L., and the equipages were Supplied by Mr Williams, Plastirion.
Band of Hope Entertainment. There was a large attendance at the Church Room on Thursday night when members of the Christ Church Band of Hope gave a very interesting entertainment. The Vicar occupied the chair, and explained that this branch of church work was entirely carried on by Mr and Miss Iuglefield, Miss Miller, and Miss Watts. The programme comprised songs, recitations, dances, drills, violin solos, etc., the whole of which were loudly applauded, and reflected much credit on those who were responsible for training the children.