Telephone No. 3y, Telegrams. "Jewell, Prestatyn. FRANK JEWELL & Co., Auctioneers, ESTATE 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 Of ice— HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. J. LLOYD JONES, (From Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chymists to the Queen), DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMI8T. 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 FORE 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 Hooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pie-Nie Parties catered for. TParru Williams & Co Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers. —o— Plain and Fancy Window Glass always in Stock. BRISTOL HOUSE, Prestatyn, ———————— FOR HIGH-CLASS Grocery & Provisions, Bread & Confectionery <JO TO PROVINCIAL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telepbone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. THE CE0FTMI8S & m J0NES Confectioners, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Boarding and Commercial House. Parties Catered for. Well-aired Beds. Sld. VARIETY BAZAAR R. H. MACDONALD, The" CROFT." mim & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PRESTATYN. Estimates Free. I>j W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. .RESIDENCE 8, ROSLYN TERRACE. PRESTATYN & GWAENYSGOR Sale by Auction of most charmingly situated and desirable Freehold Property, comprising a Detached Double-fronted Villa Residence, Gardens and Land, also a. Detached Bungalow with Garden. MONDAY, -MAY 7th, 1906. MESSRS. FRANK JEWELL & CO. Will offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, under Instructions received from Mr Bvam, at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Prestatyn, And subject to certain Conditions of Sale to be then produced, All those Two Valuable Freehold Messuages, or Dwelling Houses, known as CRAIGNAIR," Prestatyn, and "BRYNGWALIA." Gwaenysgor, which w ill Nbe offered as follows LOT I.-AJl that most attractive and delightfully situated Detached Freehold Villa, known as Craig- nair," which occupies such an excellent and com- manding position on the Hillside at Prestatyn, together with the well cultivated and productive Garden surrounding the house, and the small field at the rear. The total area of the property being la. Or. 38p. or thereabouts. LOT 2.-All that valuable and attractive Detached Freehold Messuage, known as "Bryngwalia," situate on the Bryniau Road, at Gwaenysgor, together with the Outbuildings and Garden, occupying a total area of square yards, or thereabouts. Both the above houses are built of local stone, and have slated roofs, and occupy positions which cannot be improved upon for those desiring residential property for health purposes, and command views of magnificent extent. Sale to take place at 3-30 o'clock, punctually. Fuller particulars may be obtained from the Auctioneers at their offices, or from Mr A. FOULKES-ROBERT8, Solicitor, Prestatyn A Denbigh. Auction and Estate Offices, Central Chambers, Prestatyn. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. 3, ROSSLYN TERRACE PRESTATYN, May 16th, 1906, FURNITURE FRANK JEWELL & CO. Auctioneers.
Proposed Prestatyn Boys' Brigade. Lady Mostyn is willing to co-operate in the formation of a Boys' Brigade for the district. With this view any youths between the age of 12 and 16 wishing to join are requested to send in their names to Capt Miller, Kersland, Meliden Road, who has had large experience in work connected with the Brigade. If a sufficient number express a wish to join, steps will be taken to call a meeting for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements.
The Terrible Earthquake. The number of those who have been killed in and around San Francisco is estimated at one thousand. San Francisco, or what remains of the town, is now considered out of danger, and building operations have already commenced. The new houses will be built on the fashion of the modern steel structures, which kind of property was the least affected by the earth- quake.. Thélossosto the English Insurance houses is how estimated at considerably below £ 10,000,600.
News from Russia. The Czar has decided to open Russia's new Parliament himself, with great ceremony, on May 10th. It is reported that the Constitu* tional Democratic party, which called itself also the party of liberty and of popular govern- ment, is now assured of a substantial majority in the Duma, It is said that Count Witte will be compelled to resign, otherwise there would be a conflict between the existing government and the Duma. Count Witte had counted upon peasants remaining true to the aristocracy, but he had been deceived iu this. There is a report current that Father Gapon has been executed by the revolution- aries. °
Russian Feeling towards this Country. At the present time there is a freely ex- pressed desire in Russia for a closer union and the establishment uf more cordial rela- tions between that country and Great Britain.
Thirsty Britain. liecent figures shew that the 60,000,000 people of Germany spend in drink nearly £ 80,000,000 per annum less than the 42,000,000 people in the United Kingdom.
Cantata at the Town Hall. The children of Borab" Sunday School gave on Thursday a pretty rendering of the Cantata Jessica's First Prayer," with con- nective readings by Mr W. M. Williams of Rhyl. The young folks were assisted by a few elder ones, under the capable conductor- ship of Mr E. H. Lewis, the accompanist being Miss Nellie Hughes. The chairman, Councillor Joseph Banks, in a few remarks at the close said that the choir had acquitted themselves very creditably, and the Rev. J. Kelly afterwards proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, reader, conductor, accom- panist, and all who had helped to make the evening a success. The audience heartily responded.
A Date to Remember Wednesday next. Place: Town Hall. Time 7-80. The event Christ Church School Concert, which, according to informa- tion furnished, is to be the concert of concerts. Mr W. J. P. Storey, ex high sheriff of Flint- shire is to preside, and the programme will consist of songs, drills, musical sketches, and a rustic operetta entitled "Merryton Market." Admission, 1/6, 1/ and 6d.
"Horeb" and "Bethel." Following the example of the young men of the above churches who combined in giving the social at "Bethel" last week, the young ladies are organizing a similar event. The proceeds of these socials will be devoted to a fund for clearing off the debt on the minister's house. A sale of work is to be held during the fourth week in May in further- ance of the same object.
Death of Mrs Henry Jones. With regret we record the death on Thurs- day afternoon at 1 Brook Villas, Prestatyn, of the wife of Mr Henry Jones, postman for Gronant district. Mrs Jones had been married only about eighteen months, and died very sud- denly of pneumonia. Great sympathy is ex- tended to the husband in his bereavement, and to the infant child. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Prestatyn Churchyard, r.
PRESTATYN COUNCIL. Adjourned Meeting. An adjourned meeting of this Council was 0 held on Wednesday night, when Mr T. J. Scott "presided over a full attendance of members. THE TENNIS COURTS: TWO GROUNDS, BUT "NO OPPOSITION." Mr Inglefield asked for information regar- ding the Tennis Ground which had been leased from Lady McLaren. It would be as well to know whether it would be available for the coming season, as members were being enrolled for the club which had a ground elsewhere. It was rather regrettable that there should be two: it would have been much better had they come to terms. He asked for information, as there were many tales about, which were not creditable to the Council. Mr Thos Jones Is there any correspon- dence from the Club ? The Clerk No. Mr Jones: There are rumours about letters having been sent to the Council, and which have never been acknowledged. ,The Clerk No letters have been received. Mr T. B. Griffith said that what took place was this The Council passed a resolution that the Clerk write to the old club asking a deputation to meet the Council in this matter. That had never been done. In fact there seemed to be no prospect of anything being done, and the season was coming on. The letter in question had not been sent yet, and the club took steps to secure a ground. Mr Thos. Hughes said the Council men had started putting their ground in order before the club took the new ground. Mr Griffith denied this. Mr Linnell: It would have been better for the Tennis Club to mention this matter to the Clerk. He did not like this opposition. Mr Griffith There is no opposition. The Clerk reminded them he had been alone for eight or nine weeks, and had to act as surveyor, clerk, collector, etc.. etc. He had been hard-worked lately, and he thought more help should have been given by those interested in tennis. Mr Jewell remarked that these young bloods had gone and set up for themselves after the Council had got a ground for them. Mr Griffith: You politely told us twelve months ago that, if it paid, you would take it over. Mr Jewell, continuing, said the arrangement was that the club should ultimately come into possession of the ground on the shore. He thought they bad a moral hold on them yet, and did not see why the club could not work the two. He was sure there was no intention on the part of the Clerk to be remiss. After Mr Greenwood had remarked there were plenty of mole-hills on the old ground, Mr Griffith said the club could not work the two grounds. Mr Inglefield said they could engage a man to look after the ground, and let it to the public, charging so much a game. There would be equal facilities for all then. After further discussion, during which Mr Williams (Roslyn) remarked he thought Mr Griffith ought to have brought the parties together, A Recreation Committee was appointed to make arrangements for working the courts on behalf of the town, equipment to be pur- chased, the expenditure being limited to £ 10. RAILWAY FACILITIES. Mr Banks drew attention to the fact that the best train for London (which left Rhyl about 10 a.m.) did not stop here. He had been making inquiries, and he believed that if the Council approached the Railway Com- pany, the train would be stopped. Another matter he desired to call attention to was that the gate from the station (on the sea side) was never opened, with the result that passengers for-that side of the town had always to climb over the bridge. He sug- gested that the gate should be opened at train times. It was decided to communicate with the company on both these matters. At a later stage. Mr Jewell again called attention to the fact that the pictures of Prestatyn were not being used in the railway carriages, and he felt they were being slighted in this respect. MISCELLANEOUS. Mr Williams (Roslyn) asked if anything further had been heard regarding the letter box which had been promised for Hafod Road. The Clerk replied there had not, but he would again communicate with the authorities. The Surveyor reported that only one tender for painting the shelter, lamps, ventilating 0 p columns, etc., had been received. After discussion it was decided to accept the tender of Mr Parry Williams to paint the shelter for £7 17/ and the water cart for £ 1 16/6, the other items to be gone into at a later date. The tender of Messrs Hughes and Williams (amounting to £ 10 2/6), for work connected with the ladies' cloak room, was accepted. Mr Jewell suggested that the pinfold could be put to some useful purpose, and it was decided to discuss the matter at the Road Committee meeting. The Chairman initiated a discussion on the advisability of having the minutes printed, now that the committees had been split. Eventually it was resolved that the Clerk have the minutes reproduced on the type- writer for a month or two, as an experiment. On the proposition of Mr Jewell, seconded by Mr Banks, it was decided to approach the authorities, requesting that a permanent magistrate be appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr Coward. A petition had been received by the Council regarding lime-burning at Manor Hill Quarries, and after a lengthy discussion it was decided to leave the matter in abeyance.
Unreported Council Proceedings. If the eonductors of this modest ha'porth had been sufficiently well versed in the science < and art of psychomancy, they would, pro- bably, have been able to foresee that the adjourned Council meeting would commence an hour before its usual time. As it is, details of the first sixty minutes of the Council's proceedings on Wednesday may never be communicated to the public.doubtless greatly to the selfsame public's loss. It is rumoured, however (but, please note, this is only hearsay), that the business tran- sacted during the quiet hour included a discussion on the proposal that permanent magistrates should be manufactured from discarded chairmen of Urban District Councils. Gossip hath it, however, that the majority of our councillors scouted the idea. A different conclusion was arrived at (so it is said), on the subject of poor-law officers' pensions, for our local rulers eagerly embraced this proposal, and added thereto pensions for their own and everybody else's officials, pro- vided-and herein lies the saving clause- provided the money cometh not from the rates. Other business included a discussion on the new Education Bill, particulars of which dis- cussion are not forthcoming. For the infor- mation of the public, we may state that the date and time of each Council meeting are usually notified to us, but on the above occa- sion this necessary formality was omitted. =-
CRICKET CLUB. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." DEAR SIR, —May I ask your indulgence in putting before the youth of Prestatyn an appeal to commence a Cricket Club in this district. At the request of a number of residents we have decided to call a meeting for this purpose at the Gymnasium on Monday next the 80th inst, at 8-80 p.m., and cordially invite the co-operation and support of all those interested in supporting this our national pastime. We are of opinion that the time has arrived when Prestatyn can make a fair show in this as in other games, and that it will prove a boon to both residents and visitors alike.—For the promoters, yours sincerely, WILLIAM INGLEFIELD. .w
FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. A well attended meeting of the combined English and Welsh sections of the Free Church Council was held in the Presbyterian Schoolroom on Monday night, Mr Robt Jones presiding. The Chairman and Rev Dr Townsend presented excellent reports of the proceedings at the conference held in Birmingham in March. Revs. Ben Williams, J. Kelly, and W. Bell were appointed as delegates to the North Wales Federation meeting at Holywell in May. The Secretary (Mr H. R. Hughes) brought up the matter of meetings clashing in Pres- tatyn, and it was resolved that each church should communicate to the local paper the date of their intended fixtures, with the object of the same being published in advance of the usual announcements. or-
Gwaenysgor. -e The National School has been closed since Easter, the late teacher, Miss E. Williams, having taken a new appointment at the Emmanuel Schools, Rhyl. The Flintshire Education Committee have not yet appointed Miss Williams' successor, and in view of the small number of children attending, it is questionable whether they will do so.
MARRIAGES. WAYTE BEVINGTON. —On Saturday, 21st April, at Mcliden Church, by the Rev Owen Williams, vicar, assisted by the Rev LI. Wil- liams.curate ofDyserth,WALTER ALEXANDER, second son of Alexander Wayte, of Hanley. Staffs., to GLADYS, youngest daughter of Mr Ambrose Bevington, Meliden. MATTHEWS LEE. — On April 25, at Christ Church, by Rev. 0. J. Davies. M.A., vicar, ROBEBT LYNDON MATTHEWS, eldest son of the late Colonel Matthews, A.S.C., of Acton, Middlesex, to KATHARINE MARY, second daughter of Mr Charles Lee, New York, and Mrs C. Lee, Victoria Avenue, Prestatyn. MARSHALL LEE April 19th, at the Parish Church, Ilfracombe, by the vicar, CHARLES BERTRAM MARSHALL of Colohester. to DOROTHY, youngest daughter of Mr Charles Lee of New York, and Mrs Lee, Victoria Avenue, Prestatyn.
Baptist Union and the Education Bill. At the annual assembly of the Union on Monday, in London, a resolution was passed strongly approving of the Education Bill. The president, Rev F. B. Meyer, M.A., de- livered a stirring address on social evils. The policy of demolition and destruction," he said, had been sufficiently pursued the need for reconstruction is imperative."
The Coming Budget. The opinion in some quarters is that the only burden which will be taken off the nation's shoulders on this occasion is the Coal Tax. 1907 is spoken of as the year which will make or mar Mr Asquith's reputation.
The Lead Mines at Meliden. There is every indication that the Talargoch Lead Mines will, at an early date, again become the scene of extensive operations. A French company is said to be interesting itself in the works:, representatives of which have been inspecting the place during the past week or so. These gentlemen are reported to be highly satisfied with the prospects of the concern, and are likely to work the shafts, the old syndicate continuing to work on the surface. The latter are erecting new plant, the six tables which were fixed for washing the.blend some little time ago are thrown out, being replaced by two tables of a newer pattern, one of which will do the same amount of tvork as the six older ones. The activity in the mines is probably accounted for by the increase in the price of lead, and at its present figure Welsh minet. will be able to successfully compete with the foreigner. The inhabitants of Meliden and district are anxiously looking forward to operations being commenced on a big scale, for if their hopes are realised the village will once more become the centre of a busy industry.
Funeral of Mrs Owen, Wesley Cottage, Gronant. The spirit of Mrs Owen, one of the most saintly of women, passed to its eternal rest last week in the 67th year of her age. The funeral took place Monday last, when large numbers attended a service held at the Wesleyan Chapel. Gronant, at 11 a.m. Short addresses wero delivered by Revs D. M. Jones and John Kelly. The remains were afterwards conveyed to Bodfari for interment where the late Mrs Owen had been a member of the Wesleyan Church for many years. Another service was held, and appropriate addresses delivered by Messrs John Pritchard, J. Harrison Jones, J.P., and R. Lloyd Jones. The Vicars of Whitford and Bodfari officiated in the church and at the graveside. Messrs W. Evans, J. Roberts, T. Hughes and J. Luke, Gronant, acted as bearers. Among the chief mourners were Misses Owen, Gronant, and Mrs Evans, Bodfari, (daughters), Messrs Owen, London, and Evans, Bodfari, (sons). The floral tributes were many. The loss to her three daughters, and the Wesleyan Church at Gronant, is great.
Constitutional Club. On Thursday a team from Prestatyn visited the Rhyl Club for a return whist match, and an interesting contest terminated in Prestatyn winning by 78 points to 74.