ROAN & VOCAL RECITAL. In connection with" Rehoboth," an a and vocal recital was given in the oil Friday night, under the presidency 1 r J. R. Jones (Derwen). D programme submitted was of a high D B ^e ar^8tes included Professor D. atifl ^'y (a^ ^ie organ) Miss Louie James y tv Frauk Nicholson (vocalists), Mr Adolf ('cell (v*°^n*s*')> an<^ Arthur E. Dodd Ji the two latter being members of ^iverpool Orchestral Society. y the artistes acquitted themselves in an Q. lrable manner, those present being given a musical treat. thai ^airman, in his remarks, regretted of tl?her« were oot more present. He spoke j> e musical tendency of the people of statyn, and when they considered the eUent tone of the programme placed before tof0) ^at be thought it was worthy of c« better support. (B evening, Mr H. R. Hughes g6 ) proposed, and Mr Pennant Williams a vote of thanks to the chairman, the Ionner speaking of the generosity of both aQd Mrs Jones, for not only had they but8 ^iem velT materially at the bazaar, n0 Jones had given them a cheque for 2/- that night. lje 11 the proposition of Rev. Ezra Jones, a v°te of thanks was accorded Mr Vaethe Vie ^0(^i they having given their ser- free for the occasion. j Jj!e programme had been arranged by Mr jt* Jones, and the proceeds were in aid lquidating the debt on the chapel.
c ] Church. a^n? ?un<*ay there were eight services beld yj "rist Church, in English and Welsh, the Car being assisted by Rev. A. Ogle, M.A., J C80r- ec^ce had ^eeD beautifully If Vi °r^ted by several ladies, and all the ser- if ha^8 VVere we^ attended. In fact it would J lar6 k0en impossible to accommodate the t'-i ^ew6 .Cou§regati°nS bad it not been for the ^as a^e" number of communicants f W la,§er than ever—311, and there were y private celebrations in addition.
^Ol*gratulations. \r to Hubert Towpsend, son of our respected ^snian the Rev. W. J. Townsend, D.D., qu 18Uccessfully passed his final examination fr tying for the legal profession. Friends tyifk ^ar ai*d near will hear of his success siucere pleasure.
Natal Rebellious. j Grave disaffection exists amongst the j ^atal tribes, and it is reported that the j ^Uis are in sympathy with them. Orders a^e been issued for GOO picked fcroups, with n't a battery of artillery to prepare for im- departure from Durban for Northern u. ''and. The militia at several centres of e Colony have been ordered to be in readi- for immediate mobilisation." *be cause of it all is said to be that the '*ve has convinced himself that his liberties w? in danger. He considers that Lord mier's hut tax was aimed definitely at °rcing j1jm jnj.0 j-jjg iabour of the mines, on er^s which he had been able to refuse. The ative is able to stand out for certain terms: at is his offence in the eyes of the mineowner.
deception of the Education Bill. The National Union of Teachers on Tues- *y> by an overwhelming majority, approved principle of the Bill, establishing complete Popular control and providing for the aboli- IOn of religious tests. The Bishop of London is going to protest gainst, what he calls, an Act of Confiscation, t a. mass meeting which he proposes holding at the Albert Hall. Dr. Clifford has made a vigorous reply to Bishop of London's letter on the above which he declares is far too generous Wards the church.. i v r w
t.tr. Winston Churehill. Ia the course of an appreciative article on J* above in M.A.P., "Tay Pay" says: it is remarkable what a lot this mere ^tripling has managed to concentrate and, so tO speak, squeeze into his few years several CaQipaigns, several books, lecture tours, SeVeral elections, several years of active, strenuous, political, and parliamentary life. i'he first time I remember realising that we W to deal with a strong new force in the life of England in this young man was when I read some of the letters he wrote from South Africa to the Morning Post." T.P. e°nsiders the son in many respects an abler lllan than his father. He considers him a **tan of singular and even brilliant literary Sifts, and has no doubt of his reaching a very ^igh position—perhaps the highest position Wliich it is possible for a politician to attain.
Other Items. Ring Edward gained one first and two second prizes for Herefords at the Dublin Castle Show. Sir Thomas Lipton is stated to have decided 0ti another attempt to win the America Cup. Penny postage was on Monday introduced lnto Prance, fox. the first time, -■■•J 'i ■
The Motor Railway. During the holidays there has been a considerable amount of traffic on this line, Monday constituting a record, no less than 1200 passengers being carried on that day. The officials on the car successfully coped with the extra work entailed, for which they were complimented from headquarters. We notice that the work of extending the line to Newmarket has commenced. A quantity of materials have arrived, and a gang of men are already èngagad on the work. There are to be several alterations in the time-table for May, and we shall publish the same next week.
Preaching Meetings. On Sunday and Monday preaching meetings were held in connection with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, there being large congregations at each sjr vice. The preachers were Rev. T. Charles Williams, M.A., Port- baethwy, and Rev. 0. Selwyn Jorres, Deganwy the eloquent discourses of both gentlemen being attentively listened to.
Easter Services. In the Parish Church on Easter day there were five services conducted by the Vicar and Rev LI. Williams. At 8 a.m. there were 60 communicants, the number reaching 100 during the day. The whole of the services were bright and hearty, two anthems being rendered by the choir, with Mr Thomas at the organ. The collections, which realised a substantial amount, were devoted to the organ fund. .0.
Parish Meeting. The annual parish meeting was held at the schools on Thursday last week, when there was a poor attendance of parishioners. Mr J. Jones (Schools) occupied tho chair. The parochial business was very short, the only nutter of interest being the Wynne's School accounts, which were read and passed by the meeting. After the transaction of the parish affairs a Parish Council meeting was held, the Coun- cillors present being Messrs Wm. Roberts Ed. Wynne, Wm. Williams, Wm. Jones. P. Ryies, and J. Roberts (Clerk). A discussion arose with regard to a letter-box in the Marian. It was stated that the matter was under consideration of the Postal itiithorifcies. ;A vote of. thauks, proposed by Mr W.Roberts and seconded by Mr Ed. Wynne, was exten- ded to the chairman and clerk for their services in connection with the proposed ex- tension of the railway. Mr J. Jones was re-elected chairman for the ensuing year. The next business was the appointment of overseers. Mr Ryles proposed, and William Williams seconded, that the retiring overseers namely, the chairman and Mr Wm. Roberts, should be re-appointed. This proposal was carried. It was resolved to re-appoint the retiring members of the Parochial Committee. The council decided to adjourn the question of appointing a trustee for the Wynne School until the next Council meeting. Mr Thomas Nuttal was the retiring one. Complaints were made about certain nuis- ances in the parish. It was decided to call the attention of the sanitary authority to them.
Concert. The chief attraction on Good Friday was the annual concert held in connection with the Wesleyan chapel. The attendance was very good, Mr A. M. Halli occupied the chair, whilst Mr D. E. Hughes, Caerwys, conducted the meeting. The following were the artistes, who were well received Miss L. Williams, Wrexham; Miss L. Denman, Trcmeirchion; baritone, Mr J. E. Savage, Mr ThoB. Owen (Mostyn), and Mr Parry, also several renderings were given by the Mostyn Male Voice Choir. The meeting terminated with the usual votes of thanks, and the Welsh National Anthem. -T7z-
Scholastic Successes. At the recent Labour Examination held at the Rhyl Emmanuel Council School, there were nine candidates from the surrounding districts. Three of these passed, and it is gratifying to note that two out of the three- Arthur Jones and Dora Jones were from the Prestatyn Council School.
-===- -c= JUST ARRIVED: A Grand Assortment of New Huge Stock to Select from; Prices from 2!d. per dozen upwards. A Book of Patterns sent anywhere on Application. ROBT. OWEN, Ffynnongroew.
A Removal. Sergeant Ely having retired from the police force and taken up his abode in Bagillt, where he enjoys his superannuation, is succeeded by Sorgeant Jones from Holywell. It is to be hoped that Mr Jones will have a long and peaceful stay with us — which means, of course, inactivity in his official capacity..
Mostyn Iron Works. One of the furnaces was put out of blast last week, owing to the lining having been burnt away. This is composed of a thick wall of fire-blocks built within the iron casing. It is believed that the company will execute repairs as quickly ns possible in view of the present good state of trade. It will take about 3 months to do this, during which the men whose work is affected by the break- down will be engaged in the work of repairs.
The Easter Recess. We had a goodly number of visitors during the holidays, most of the faces being familiar to us. Those who come once will come again. Few places possess the combination of sea and country air, and such variety of Nature's beauty, as our neighbourhood does.
Cycling Club. This is again spoken of, and seeing we have plenty of young men with bicycles there should be no difficulty in establishing a club at once. Intelligently conducted tours would conduce to many benefits. Mr Jones (Schoolmaster) and Mr Dickenson are inter- esting themselves in the matter.
Wedding. 1. Mr Nuttall's wedding, referred to in last .week's issue, took place in Christ Church, Mostyn. Rev. W. V. Jones and D. M. Evans officiated. The happy couple journeyed in the evening to Glasgow, where the honey- moon will be spent. x ]
A Treat in Store. As previously announced, Rev F. Jewell of j Prestatyn will deliver a lecture on Billy ( Bray in the English Congregational Chapel j on Tuesday next at 7 p.m. Mr Jewell is a [ fluent speaker, bright, witty, and serious. l All who attend will thoroughly enjoy him. I fluent speaker, bright, witty, and serious, j. All who attend will thoroughly enjoy him. j
C.M. Chapel. t The annual preaching services were held on c the 12th and 13th inst. There were crowded t congregations at each meeting. The preachers were:—Rev R. H. Watkins (Bryncrug), and Rev E. A. Williams (Abermaw). l:
Mostyn Ironworks Male Voice Choir. t This choir did not realize our wishes in the Eisteddfod in Rhyl on Monday. Nevertheless a it won the adjudicator's commendation as a new choir. The members and their con- v ductor are well worthy of the favourable b comments. 1 e
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. MORIAH C.M. CHAML (Welsh).—10 a.m. and G p.m., Rev J. K. Jones, RhyI. BETHANIA WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh).- 10 a m- and 6 p.m., Rev. D. Meurig Jones, Llanasa. ALL SAINTS (Church of England).—10-30 a.m. (English), 6 p.m. (Welsh). Rev H. Harris. B.A. TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHAPEL (Welsh).-IO a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr G. Pierce, Holywell. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (English) -10-30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. R. J. Stevenson. SILOAH ^CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Welsh). 10 a.m.. Dr. E. P. Jones, Mostyn 6 p.m., Mr Roberts, Gotborne. PENIEL WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh) Pen-y-ffordd, -2 p.m., Rev. D. Meurig Jones, Llanasa; 6 p.m., Mr J. Evans, Pen-y-ffordd. GWYNFA C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh), Rhewl Fawr.— 2 p.m., Rev J. K. Jones, Rhyl.
Prestatyn Constitutional Club. There was an excellent attendance at the Town Hall on Monday night, the occasion being a whist drive and dance in connection with the Constitutional Club. The following won prizes for whist-Ladies: 1st, Miss Linnell 2nd, Mrs Robertson lowest, Miss Summerskill. Gentlemen—1st, Mr Leonard Hughes 2nd, Capt Miller and Mr J. E. Kelly (tied) lowest, Mr. J. R. Tickle. Refreshments were handed round after whist, and the remainder of the evening was devoted to dancing. The event was voted a great success, the arrangements being admirably carried out by Mr and Mrs Tickle, and a few helpers.
Preaching Meeting at Meliden. The annual preaching meetings in con- nection with .the Welsh Wesleyans of this village were held on Friday and Sunday, all the services being well attended. On Friday Rev D. Gwynfryn Jones (Llandudno) and Rev A. W. Davies (Brymbo) were the preachers, and on Sunday Rev E. Robeits (Llanfechaiu) preached three times.
Another Camp at Prestatyn. We are informed that the Bournville Youths Club is to make Prestatyn their head- quarters during a week's camp in August, when about 100 members will be under canvas,
THE GWESPYR SCHOOL QUESTION.. j To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." SiR,—AHow me to point out that some of the statements of "Expectant" in your last week's issue were to say the least premature. He spoke of the Bill before the House as if it were already an Act of Parliament. Let me remind him that the battle has nut yet been fought, in fact it has hardly begun.' Before it becomes law the measure will undoubtedly undergo numerous alterations. Nevertheless, the Government may be expected to adhere to its fundamental features. Your correspondent says that the teachers will be appointed by the County Council upon the recommendation of the body of public managers." I fail to see what foundation the writer has for making the latter part of this statement. I agree that such ought to be the case, but the Bill says expressly that the C.C. may only be required to delegate any powers or duties other than in connection with the engagement, dismissal, and salaries of teachers. And. by the way, should some of the other powers and duties possessed by the County Council be delegated to one of the lesser Councils, I feel strongly that it should be to r, the Parish Council, and not to the Rural District Council. I fail to see what advantage it would be for the sckools of the Parish to be under the District Council. How much better off would we be for our schools to be managed by District Councillors from Mold, Nannerch, Halkyn, etc., than by the County Education Committee as at present ? If Parish Councils had these powers, the control of the schools would come nearer home, there would be greater local interest taken in them, and greater local knowledge brought to bear on the subject. Parents and ratepayers would have an opportunity every 3 years to elect persons whom they thought most competent to manage their schools. The same correspondent asks this question Wherein would be the real difference (between a school under the present Bill in the Talacre School Buildings and one in New School Buildings in Gwespyr) if any ? Let it not be thought that the views that 0 follow arise from any spirit of intolerance or narrow prejudice against Roman Catholics. If we cannot on principal aftord to be generous towards them. let us at least be just, and give them their due as Mr Birrell did in his fine speech when introducing the bill. He said" a man must have the heart of a nether millstone, if he is not deeply touched by the enormous sacrifices the Roman Catho- lics of this country have made to provide for the education and religious needs of their fellow-believers." Let us remember that for over 40 years the Talacre family have spared the ratepayers the expenso of building or paying rent for a school. They also made up the deficiency arising from the difference between the amount of grants earned and the total cost of maintaining the school. How have the owners been rewarded for ill this ? Certainly not by making converts. If such had been the case, surely somebody would have brought instances forward long before this to meet the challenge so frequent- ly thrown out for anyone to point to a single 2hild who has been proselytised during the period in questiou. And this fact undoubtedly answers the question how it is that ministers and leadurs have allowed the young members of their p flock and Nonconformist parents tolerated. their children to attend the Talacre School during that period ? If any conversions had taken place, there is no doubt that a board school or a voluntary undenominational school would have been erected long ago. If no change among Protestant children took place when all the managers were Catho- lics, and all the teachers were Catholics, it is no wonder that none took place under the Act of 1902, when two Protestant managers were added to the four Catholic ones Would it be conceivable then that proselytising could take place in the Talacre School under the approaching Act, when the school would be under complete public eontrol, and taught by z' solely publicly-appointed teachers ? Surely there never was any occasion for panic Let us shew more confidence in our churches, our leaders, and ourselves Let us shew more faith in our cause, believing always that truth will prevail CONSIDERATE. [Space forbids the insertion of the whole of our correspondent's letter in one issue, we hope therefore to be able to complete same in our next.—Ed.]
Gwaenysgor Vestry Meeting. This annual vestry was held on Thursday night, Rev J. P. Hughes presiding. Mr Wm Jones (Saracen's Head) was elected people's warden on a majority, and Mr E. McDonald was chosen as Vicar s warden.
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