The Budget. Mr Asquith delivered a somewhat dull, but one of the most lucid Budget speeches ever heard in the House of Commons. The Budget itself is regarded as sound and progressive," and as paving the way for a mure comprehensive Budget in 1U07—" a preface to the re-organisation of the revenue, expenditure, and binking fund." The estimated surplus for this year after deducting £ 400,000 for contingencies is £ 2,674,000. With this surplus it is proposed (1) to repeal the tax on coal from November next; (2) to take Id. per lb. off tea from July 1st (:-}) that necessitious school districts should receive £ 135,000 (4) that differen- tial duty on stripped tobacco be reduced from 8/3 to ¡JIO!; (5) that parcels post and tele- graph facilities be enlarged, at a cost of J6105,000 (6) that the debt be reduced by £ 500,000. Some, no doubt, will condemn Mr Asquith because he does not provide for a reduction in the income tax and the sugar duty, but the money at his disposal did not permit him to do either. 2d. instead of Id. off tea would be more welcome than the abolition of the coal tax. The Chancellor stated that there had been a steady diminution in the liquor bill for several years past, and he made the striking announcement that the reduction in gross national liabilities by nearly £ 150,000,000 between 1870 and 1899 had been completely swept away in the last seven years. J..
Mr Howell Idris, M.P. The member for the Flint Boroughs, who recently met with a severe accident while riding in his motor car, is slowly recovering.
Other Items. Princess Henry of Battcnberg opened the Daily News" Sweated Industries Exhi- bition at the Queen's Hall, London, on the 2nd inst. The Premier, who is improving in health, has returned to London. The Prince and Princess of Wales are now at Gibraltar.
Bishop and Education Bill. The Bishop of Liverpool, in his Diocesan Magazine, suggests intercession for, among other objects, a satisfactory settlement of the education question, and for the grace to acknowledge whatever has been amiss on our own part in the past, to act wisely and faith- fully in the present distress, and to manifest Christ-like meekness and charity under all sense of injustice or wrong."
THE VICTORIA MARKET VICTORIA RD., PRESTATYN WILL BE OPElsT ED on tIbLOe JLO&li. of MAY BY TILL & SKELTON (OF MANCHESTER), with the following: Grocery, Confectionery, Greengrocery, General Ironmongery, Glass, China, and Earthenware Goods, Smallwares, Toys, etc. KINDLY COME & INSPECT THE SAME TILL AND SKELTON.
Marriage. On Thursday, at Brunswick Chapel, Rhyl, the marriage wns solemnized of Miss Miriam Jones (daughter of Mr Edward Jones, Allt), to Mr John Evans, Wesleyan Chapel House, the popular conductor of the male voice choir in this village. The bride was attended by her sister and Miss Evans, Mr Edward Jones fulfilling the duties of best man. The bridal pair were the recipients of many presents, in addition to the good wishes of their friends and neighbours.
Congregational Church. It is announced that English services are to be held in the Congregational Church both n morning aud evening on Sundays in future.
To Lovers of Music. An effort is being made by the officials of the Prestatyn Choral Society to have a late car run for the return journey from Prestatyn on the occasion of the performance of" The s I a li. "kll that is needed is the support of the residents here, and the company will grant the request.
Death of an Old Resident. On Saturday the funeral took place of Mrs Jones, widow of the late Rev. W. Jones, one time Rector of Gwaenysgor. Mrs Jones had attained the ripe age of 79 years, and of late resided at Prestatyn, having previously, lived in Meliden. Before the cortege left Prestatyn, the Rev. O. J. D,wies"officiated at the house, the body being intened in Meliden I Churchyard, where Rev. E. O. Williams conducted the service. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Hughes, Purbeck Cottages.
Mr Nuttall's Wedding. The married couple returned from their honeymoon on Friday last week, when Mr Morris, father of the bride, honoured the occasion by giving a tea to the members of the Mostyn Choral Society and Christ Church Choir, at the National Schools. A party of 7(5 sat down to well-prepared tables. After tea, speeches were made by the Vicar, Rev. W. V. Jones, and others. There being plenty of singers present no difficulty was found in entertaining the company, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mr and Mrs Nnttall's residence is Swiss Villa, Tan Lan, Mostyn.
The Gipsies. A number of horses owned by Gipsies (so-called) who were encamped on Mostyn road found their way into Mr Whiteford's fields last week,. causing that gentleman considerable annoyance. When the owners came for the horses the following day, the trouble became more acute, because the offenders did not shew a disposition to make amends, and Sergeant Jones, of Mostyn, was called to the scene to quell the would-be rioters. Natives of Ffynnongroew know too well the trouble these lawless tribes are constantly giving, and would welcome a revision in the laws of our land, which would deal actively with these wanderers.
CALL TO THE REV. R. J. STEVENSON. The pastor of the English Congregational Church at Ffynnongroew,—the Rev. R. J. Stevenson—has just been the recipient of a call from the Congregational Church at Silloth, Cumberland. It is understood that Mr Stevenson will take a few days in which to consider his decision on the matter. Six years ago the Rev. R. J. Stevenson succeeded the Rev. W. Plaskett in the pas- torate of St. Andrew's Congregational Church, and has since ministered with great accept- ance to the congregation worshipping there. During the course of his pastorate at Ffynnongroew, Mr Stevenson has taken a prominent part in the religious life of the neighbourhood, and has made many friends amongst all denominations. He is at present one of the managers of the Council School, and if it be his decision to accept the call, his removal will be a decided loss to the district. -+
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. MORIAH C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh). -10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev O. B. Jones, "BKTHANIA WRSLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh).- 10 a.m. Rev. E. G. Turner 6 p.m., Mr T. Evans, Pen-y- ffordd. ALL SAINTS (Church of England).—10-30 a.m. English), 6 p.m. (Welsh), Rev H. Harris, B.A. T\BEBNACLI>I BAPTIST CHAPKL (Welsli).-IO a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. R. Morgan, Barry. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (English) —10-30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. R. J. Stevenson. SII-OAH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Welsh). —10 a.m., Mr D. William, Rhawl; 6 p.m., Dr. E. Pan Jones, Mostyn PENIEL WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh) Pen-y-ffordd. -10 a.m., Prayer Meeting 6 p.m., Rev E. Turner. GWYNEA C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh), Rhewl Farw.- 2 p.m. Rev O. B. Jones, .1
RHYL MAY-DAY. The annual May-Day demonstration in Rhyl took place on Thursday, and was wit- nessed by larg. crowds of people, including a goodly number from Prestatyn district. The celebration included a procession, crowning I of the May Queen (Miss Mamie Evans), evening entertainment, and a dance. The festivities compared very favourably with those of previous years, although the weather was showery/and the exhibits suf- fered somewhat on this account. There were some excellent turn-outs in the procession, and the cyclists came in for a good deal of attention. After parading the principal streets, the May Queen was conveyed to the Queen's Palace, where the crowning ceremony was performed by Councillor John Asher. The scene here was a very effective one, the throne being embedded in, a bower of beauti- ful flowers, and the whole surmounted by a huge crown of coloured electric lights. C, An interesting programme was gone through by the children, and similar items were again performed in the evening. We failed to notice that any Prestatyn tradesmen were represented in the procession. Perhaps they are keeping themselves in reserve for our local May demonstration— when it is held.
RHYL'S RATES. A Favourable Outlook." A special meeting of the Rhyl Council was held on Thursday for the purpose of making the rate for the current year. It was decided that the rate should be fixed at 5/6 in the pound—the same as for several years past. Sanitation cost 2s.. salaries, establishment, and markets 8d.,Acts of Parliament B^d.,public lighting Gd., promenades and sea defences Hù highways Od., marine lake 2d., free library ld., loss on water and electric light kZ|d., workmen's dwellings, cemetery and fire engine: ltd., and reduction of deficit on reveuue account 2^ d. Mr Tilby said that the maximum capital outlay on the undertakings and the sanitary system had been reached, and as the Council had embarked upon a continuous policy of rigid economy combined with a satisfactory standard of efficiency the ratepayers could look forward with confidence to substantial relief in the rates in the near future. This was described by subsequent speakers as a favourable outlook."
EDUCATION ACT, 1902, SECTION 8 (1). Area of the County Council of Flintshire. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance 4 ,,¡ with the provisions of Section 8 (1) of the Education Act, 1902, that we, the undersigned, propose to provide a new public elementary school for about 1no children at St. Winifriu's, Talaere, in the Parish of Llanasa, Flintshire. The said school will be conducted as a Voluntary School, or School not provided by the Local Education Authority under the conditions prescribed in Section 7 of the said Act. and religious instuction will be given in school hours in accordance with the provisions of Section 7 (2) of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, and in conformity with the doctrines of the R.C. religion for the Roman Catholic children, and according to the syllabus of the Flintshire County Couneil for the other children. The School will be available for the following area Gwespyr and Talacre. (Signed) PYERS W. MOSTYN. ANNA MARIL MOSTYN. Sr. THERESE DE BOISFLEURY. Dated 8th March, 1906.
lHi0ceilatixcut$* VVANrEL\Homo for a Dog (good watch); tax paid.—Apply, X.Y.Z., '-Prestatyn Weekly" Office. vV ANTED YOUNG GILIL, 16 to 20, for general housework and assist with children no visitors.—Apply, Mrs Stubbs, Draper, Prestatyn. DRAW at Talacre postponed till 14th May. gMART GENE UAL, 20 to 80, able to cook and wash; two in family.—Saronie, Harada," Cavendish Drive, Rock Ferry. J^ £ OUSE in Grosvenor Terrace TO LET, containing two entertaining, six bed- 0 rooms. two kitchens, bath, etc. Bea View. Kent, kl9 lO/Vallis aud Scott. vV ANTED, particulars of Houses to Let, Furnished and Unfurnished.—Jos. Williams, Auctioneer, Prestatyn. PRIVATE LESSONS given by experienced teacher. Subjects, terms, etc. on appli- cation to Miss Eastman,Summerhill,Prestatyn pROPEUTY for SALE, by Private Treaty, Houses, Shops, and Land. -Apply, Thomas Williams. Bradford House, Prestatyn TO LET, Doubled-fronted HOUSE and Garden, known as "Wylfa," Warren. Road, Prestatyn. Rent £ 26.—Apply, A. Lewis Jones, Solicitor, Rhyl and Prestatyn. YYALLIS AND SCOTT, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, have houses to Let at the following rents i;13, £ 21, £28, 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 S"ta.ffo:rd 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). School re-opens on May 3rd. MR. BRYAlT WARHURST, Professor of Music. Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Prepares Pupils for the V'.sociated Board of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal C,, "f Music, thy Trinity College, London, and the Il1l1orpl)rat'l] Society of Musicians Organ/Pianoforte, Singing, Harmony, Theory, &c. LATEST SUCCESSES: April, 1904, Advanced Senior, Pianoforte, R.A.M. 11 Theory 11 July, Advanced Sen., Phno. (Honours), Trin. Coll., London „ Advanced Senior, Organ, I.S.M. i, 11 Pianoforte, I.S.M. Dec. Third Grade, „ Sûeoni1 Grade, „ Singing July, 1 905, Third Grade, S'nd Grade, I-'ianoforte (H'rs), „ „ ,i (Pass) „ „ „ First Grade „ 11 Mr. Warhursi makes a Speciality of preparing Candidates for the above Examinations, and visits Prestatyn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Organ Recitals, Concerts, Eisteddfodau. For terms, Address-Ra,VllIl House, Brighton Road, Rhyl. HENRY DOWELL. Coal Merchant, Office: Station Yard, Prestatyn, Orders promptly attended to. Best House Coal always in St-ock. <:>- J. R. Williams, BOOT & SHOE MAKER. Repairs neatly and promptly executed. Boots made to order with Best English Leather. High Street (ZSSVIV Prestatyn.
Mr Chamberlain and Education. It is reported that Mr. Chamberlain has pronounced in favour of secular education.
The Paris Demonstration. Instead of the threatened great labour demonstration, Pdris enjoyed a quiet May Day.
Germany, Egypt, and Turkey- It has recently being surmised by the British Press that Germany had encouraged Tut-keyiEr her aggressive aetions in the fron- tier of Egypt, but this is now semi-offici.ally denied by Germany.- For the second time Turkey is being asked to withdraw its troops before the whole question of a joint delimitation is gone into.
The Schools were closed on Thursday, in order to give the children an opportunity of witnessing the May-day demonstration in Hhyl.
The One-Wheel Car took a prominent part in the May festivities at Rbyl on Thursday, and the vehicle came in for a good deal of attention. The children looked quite gay with their flags, badges, coloured caps, etc. The coach on returning home seemed, by some means to have broken a way from its usual careful moorings for it was to be seen careering down Prestatyn High Street at a great rate under the moonbeam, to the ac- companiment of loud hurrahs by riders and drivers. The standard speed of three miles an hour was considerably exceeded, in fact, onlookers say a record was made.
Cricket Club. Meliden is evidently not behindhand in the matter of sport. A cricket club has been formed here with Mr Booth Blain as captain, and a ground has already -been secured, in addition to some of the equipment being purchased.
Funeral of Mrs Nelson. We regret to announce the death of Mrs Nelson, West Bromwich, which took place on Sunday at her son's residence in Bangor-on- Dee. Deceased, a native of Meliden, was the wife of Police Sergeant Nelson, who was stationed at Mostyn for many years, and the interment took place in Meliden Churchyard on Thursday.. Mrs Nelson was well-known and much respected in this neighbourhood, and the funeral was largely attended; several wreaths being sent. The Vicar officiated, and as the body was being removed from the church, Mr Owen played the Dead March. Deceased was 59 years of age. —
THE LEAD MINES. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." SIR, —Your paragraphs on the Lead, Mines at Meliden" were, no doubt, read with pleasure by many, but are you not a little too modest in attributing the wished-for success of the enterprise to the current price of the lead ? The price, no doubt, is an all-powerful in- fluence, but would these particular mines at Talargoch have been noticed so much, were it not that you devoted about three or more columns week by week, under the heading of Bygones'' to the particulars of these mines. Even in the current issue you have provided us with statistics of the various bores in the vicinity. It appears to me that your paper has accomplished useful service. Honour, then, where it is due OCHR-Y-VOEL. ;$'
An Unfortunate Undertaking. It was mentioned at the Rhyl Council meeting on Thursday that the town's electric lighting had been worked at a loss of JE1,118 during the past year. In 1894-5 the loss was J6831, and in 1903-4 the sum of £17tií was lost. If this continues at the same rate in the future it will soon become a serious matter for Rhyl ratepayers.
JUST ARRIVED: A Grand Assortment of New w hl I" -XA MD.1 mp M- Z", Huge Stock to Select from; Prices from 2td. per dozen upwards. A Book of Patterns sent anywhere on Application. v w a Js. %e< w x ROBT. OWEN, Ffynnongroew.
Cycling Club. This has now been formed, being the result of a meeting held on April 28th, when Rev. E. G. Turner took the chair. The list of officers is as follows Captain Rev. E. G. Turner. Sub-captain Mr Meredith Williams. Hon. Secretary Miss F. A. Price. Assistant Secretary Mr J. Heritage. Treasurer Miss L. Blackwell. Committee Messrs. R. Williams, W. Nielsen, R. A. Hughes, Miss E. Jones, with the above-named officers. Places of starting Pen^v-Cob for Rhyl way, Llinegar for Mostyn way. Probably a run will be arranged for Saturday. The aim of the Club is to promote by means of weekly runs the social spirit of its members. Rules for the guidance of the Club are now being framed.
Section 8 (1) of the Education Act, 190'2. provides as follows :—" Where the Local Education Authority "or any other persons propose to provide a new public "elementary school, they shall give public notice of "their intention to do HO, and the Managers of any "existing school, or the Local Education Authority "(where they are not themselves the persons pro- posing to provide the school), or any ten ratepayers •'in the area for which it is proposed to provide the ■'school, may, within three mouths after the notice is 'given, appt-al to the Board of Education on the "ground that the proposed school is not required, or "that a school provided by the LaMI Education "Authority, or not so provided, as the case may be, -is better suited to meet the wants of the district "than the school proposed to be provided, and any "school built in contravention of the decision of the "Board of Education on such appeal shall be treated "as unnecessary." Section 7 (2) of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, provides as follows (2) The time or times "during which any religious observance is practised "or instruction in religious subjects is given at any "meeting of the school shall be either at the begin- "ning or at the end or at the beginning and at the "end of such meeting, and shall be inserted in the "time table to be approved by the Education "Department, and to be kept permanently and "conspicuously affixed in every schoolroom and any "scholar may be withdrawn by his parent from such "observance or instruction without forfeiting any of "the other benefits of the school."