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Record of Coming Events. Jan. 16th —Church Defence Meeting, Church Room, 8 p.m. Jan. 16th—" Smoker," Liberal Club, 8-30. Jan. 17th—Cricket Club Dance at Town Hall, 8 p.m. Jan. 24th.—Christ Church Concert at Town Hall. Feb. 14th.—English Presbyterian Church Annual Tea and Entertainment.
DEATH OF CAPT. MILLER. We regret to record the death of Captain John Miller, which occurred at his residence, Kersland," Meliden Road, on Monday last. The deceased gentleman, who was 63 years of age, had been laid up for two or three weeks past, although it does not appear to have been realised generally that he was seriously ill. Some months ago Capt. Miller met with an accident to his hand, since which time he does not seem to have enjoyed good health He had been confined to the house two or three times recently, but on this last occasion pneumonia supervened, and he passed away on Monday afternoon. Coming here from West Kirby, deceased had resided in Prestatyn about three years, and during that time had associated himself with many public matters. Last year he played a prominent part in organizing a Christmas Tree for the children of Prestatyn, and it was intended to hold the event again this year. During this winter Captain Miller had formed a local company of the Boys' Brigade, and this was just getting into a flourishing condition Last spring he was appointed as one of the overseers of Prestatyn, and held the office until the date of his death. Capt. Miller was an ardent politician, and took much interest in the Conservative cause, being a prominent member of the Constitu- tional Club. Last Easter he was elected a sidesman of Christ Church. The funeral took place on Thursday morning, the interment being at Smithdown Road Cemetery, Liverpool. The cortege left the house at 10 a.m., Mr Holt Miller being the chief mourner representing the family. The funeral procession was headed by between 20 and 30 members of the Boys Brigade (which deceased had taken much trouble in organising) in charge of Sergeant Glass, accompanied by Lieut. L. N. Williams, and Mr E. T. Williams. Then came the Chairman and several members of the Urban Council, members of the Constitutional Club, and the general public. t) A short service was held in Christ Church where the Vicar officiated. The hymn "Brief life is here our portion was sung, and at the conclusion of the service, Mr E. T. Wil- liams played the Dead March in Saul." The remains were then conveyed to the station, and proceeded to Liverpool by the 10-54 train. There were several magnificent wreaths on the coflin, including one from members of the Constitutional Club. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr E. D. Jones, and the mourning orders were executed by Messrs Williams & Richards.
THE LATE MR. ED. CUNNAH. By the death of Mr Edward Cunnah, Ha warden House (father of Mr John Cunnah). which took place on Wednesday night, one of the links of old Prestatyn has been severed. Mr Cunnah was one of the leaders of the Welsh Wesleyan cause here, and had been a deacon for many years. By his amiable disposition and consistent life he had become endeared to all who knew him, and these were many, for he had spent the greater por- tion of his long life of 92 years in Prestatyn, and was one of the oldest Wesleyans in the circuit. Although he had been an invalid for about five years he continued to take a deep interest in his church, and a happy idea of shewing their appreciation of his past services was the sending of a letter of greeting to Mr Cunnah on Christmas morning—this being his birth- day— signed by the ministers and officials of "Bethel." The funeral will take place on Monday at Prestatyn Churchyard (leaving the house at 2 p.m.), and previous to interment a short service will be held at Bethel Chapel.
Trinity Church. Last Sunday the annual distribution of prizes, consisting of useful and interesting books, was made to members of the Sunday School for attendance during the year. Mrs Bowran, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, distributed the prizes. The monthly social tea was held on Wed- nesday, given on this occasion by Rev E. Thomas. Under the presidency of Dr. Townsend a very enjoyable evening was spent with instrumental and vocal items of music, etc.
The law-abiding disposition of the great majority of people in this neighbourhood was again demonstrated on Wednesday, when there w?s but one case to deal with (in addition to two or three for rates). To transact the business of the court there were no less than six magistrates in attendence, with their clerk and his two assistants, the Superintendent of Police, and four constables! The Press also was not lacking in representa- tion, four reporters being there in search of copy." A Convivial Gathering. The date fixed for giving a dinner to all residents of Prestatyn over GO years of age is Thursday, January 23rd, at the Town Hall. A committee comprising representatives of all the denominations has the matter in. hand, and the town has been divided into districts for the purpose of collecting names of all eligible people. The secretarial duties are being carried out by Mr T. Parry Williams and Mr Holland Roberts, the treasurer being Mr Joseph Littler. Mr Cunnah announced at the first meeting that with promises he had received and his own contribution ten guineas could be relied upon towards D *• defraying expenses. Constitutional Club. Under the auspices of the Flintshire Con- stitutional Association a billiard match was played at the Prestatyn club on Thursday night, between the local team and representa- tives of the Rhyl club. The scoring was in favour of Prestatyn by 680 against 675. A whist match was played at the same time, and in this again Prestatyn was victorious, winning by 72 against b3. Presbyterian Literary Society. At the above meeting on Thursday night, Councillor Inglefield read a very able paper on The Nationalization of the Land." There was a fair attendance, and Mr Thos. Jones presided. Mr Inglefield brought out some exceedingly good points, and his paper was much appreciated. Those who took part in the discussion which ensued included the Chairman,Messrs Lloyd Jones,T.Griffiths, C. L. Roberts, R. Griffiths, J. W. Worfolk, and T. E. Hughes. Church Army Mission. It is announced in the Parish Magazine that a fortnight's mission will be held in this parish, commencing on February lltli. The services (English and Welsh) will be con- ducted by officers of the Church Army, and held mainly in the Church Room. United Prayer Meetings. During the week united prayer meetings have been held at the various chapels, under the auspices of the Welsh Branch of the Free Church Council. On Monday night the service was at Towyn, conducted by Rev Ezra Jones, and on Tuesday at Bethel, Rev John Kelly conducting. Wednesday's service was at Rehoboth, the meeting being opened with a short sermon by a probationer. On Thursday night Rev Ben Williams conducted a service at the Avenue Chapel, and to-night's meeting is to be at Horeb, conducted by Rev M. F. Wynne. It had been the intention of the Council to hold a series of preaching meetings next week, but owing to unforeseen circumstances the plan cannot be carried out.
DENBIGH MARKET. January 9th, 1907. Butter (fresh) 1/2 to 1/3 per lb. Ditto (tub) 1/2. Eggs, 11 to 12 for a I/ Poultry, 4/- to 4/9 per couple. Ducks, 5/
Newmarket Mixed Choir. We are asked to state that the Newmarket Mixed Choir did not compete at the recent Rhyl Eisteddfod, their unfortunate experience of the previous day in not being able to return from Mold until early morning preventing many of their number from attending.
BRIWSION. Tri pbeth sydd well na chyfoeth iecliyd, rhyddid, a synnwyr." WW Bydd y cwestiwn o gael ceu-ffordd o dan y cul-for o'r wlad hon i Ffraingc yn cael ei ddwyn gerbron y Senedd yn ystod y fiwyddyn hon. Y mae yn sicr y bydd mwyafrif mawr o aelodau Ty y Cyffredin, o blaid ei gael. Y mae rhai o'r hen filwyr yn ofni y gall fod yn beryglus i ni, os digwydd i ni fyned i ryfel a Ffraingc. Y mae peinanydd enwoccaf yr oes, sef Fox, yn sicrhau na bydd o gwbl yn fantais i'r gelyn. Beth ddywed Goly- giedydd (Surveyor) Prestatyn ? WW Y mae yn gryn helynt yn Efrog Newydd (New York). Llawer o'r trigolion ac arnynt ofn bwyta bara, a liyny o henvydd fod yr awdurdodau wedi cael allan fod Iluaws o bobyddion y ddinas yn pobi a thylino y toes a'u traed. Pa wahaniaetb, onid gwell troed glan na llaw fudr ? WW Fo wariwyd yn y deyrnas lion y fiwyddyn ddiweddaf (1905), y swm aruthol o £99,751,9G2 am gwrw, £ 52,164,940 am wirodydd (spirÚs), a iEl 0,751,039 am win. Y cyfan yn CI64,161,941, a hyny am yr hyn nid yw fara. Rhaid ein bod yn bobol sych iawn, ac yn bobol wlyb iawn yn y wlad lion. WW Yn lihrefedigaethau yrllispaen, ae y mae'n debyg fod Patagonia yn eu plith, rhaid i bob dyn di-briod os dros ugain oed dalu tretli o bunt bob mis os dros ddeg a'r hugain, ddwy bunt y mis os dros bymtheg a'r hugain. bedair punt y mis ac o banner cant hyd nes y bydd yn bymtheg a thri-ugain, bum punt y mis ar ol hynny, ddwy bunt y mis liyd ei fedd. Gall dyn gael ei csgusodi rbag talu y dreth unrhyw fiwyddyn ond iddo allu profi ei fod wedi cyunyg ei liuu i ferch a'i wrthod deirgwaith yn ystod y fiwyddyn iionno. WW 0 bwys i bawb sydd yn cadw ci. Daeth deddf newydd i ryin ar y dydd cyntaf o'r mis hwn. 0 hyn allan y mae pob perchen ci yn gyfrifol am unrhyw niwaid a wneir i. anifeili- aid gan gi, ac ni bydd yn anglienrheidiol profi fod y ei or blaen wedi dangos tuedd i frathu ac anaJu. Os profir fod ci wedi rhutliro lieu anafn anifeiliaid, bydd yn gyfreithlawn ei ladd. Y mae gan yr heddgeidwad hawi i gymeryd unrhyw gi i fyny welir yn crwydro yn yr heolydd, gall y perchenog ei gael yn ol o fewn saith niwrnod ond talu pob costau. Gwyn fyd na fyddai pob cath liefyd yn gi. WW Ysgrifena yr Hybarch Arch-ddiacon Sinclair i un or Misolion gyda golwg ar y priodoldeb o gymeryd plant ieuaingc i foddion crefyddol cyhoeddus ydynt o ran ffurf ac ansawdd yn addas i rai mewn oed yn hytrach nag i blant. Ni ddylai plant ieuaingc, medd ef, gael eu gor-flino a'u di-flasu a moddion maith, anealladwy a pliruddglwyfus, mewn lie o addoliad, yn erbyn eu ewyllys. Oherwydd y perygl ydyw pan dyfant i fyny y bydd i'r hen argraphiadau annymunol adawyd ar eu meddyliau tyner, beri iddynt ymddieithrio yn gyfangwbl o bob lie o addoliad. Dywed nad oes ond un allan o bob pump o boblogaeth anferth Llundain yn mynychu lie o addoliad, ac felly fod yno o leiaf bedair miliwn nad ant i Eglwys, Capel, na Neuadd Genhedol o gwbl. Pobol yw y rhai hyn, gan mwyaf, ddi-flaswyd gan foddion crefyddol, anaddas pan yn blant. WW Bachgen anhyffredin ydyw Lionel Ovenden, tail- a'r ddeg oed, un or chwareuwyr goreu yn y byd ar y crwth a'r berdoneg. Pan yn bump oed dechreuodd ddysgu 0 chwareu y berdoneg ei hun a neb o'r teulu yn sylwi fawr arno, Yr oedd yn saith oed cyn cael gwers gan neb. Un diwrnod pan yn myned dros ei wers wrtho ei hun, daeth ryw welediad sydyn iddo, teimlai ei hun mewn moment yn feistr ar yroneryn. Tybiodd y fam fodrliywun deithr wedi dod i'r ty ac yn chwareu, a mawr oedd ei syndod pan aeth i'r ystafell a gweled neb yno ond ei phlentyn bach yn chwareu fel Angel. Y mae cisioes wedi cyfansoddi am- ryw ddarnau cerddorol o radd uchel. Y mae yn facligen cryf, iach, a siriol, ac yn ddar- llenwr diflino. Rhieni rho'wch bob chwareu teg i duedd arbenig ddichon fod yn y plentyn at unrhyw ganghen neillduol o wybodaeth neu gelf. Ar yr un pryd gofaler na chaffo gwybodaeth gyifredinol ei hcsgeuluso.
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Mr. Inglefield's Complaints against the Puritans. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly. SiR,—Regarding Mr Inglefield's letter in your last number, I beg your permission to reply to each paragraph seriatim. Your critical correspondent would do well to read my letter over again, and make doubly sure of what I wrote. Before he takes upon him- self to teach the supreme virtue of charity to others, let him be charitable and exact him- self. I never said that gambling and other evils existed in the days of Oliver Cromwell," and I never sought to prove that contention. What I did prove by an appeal to historical data was that these evils existed in the days of Charles 11., which is quite different. Any tyro that reads my letter can see this, and my contention is that these evils (and amongst them gaming and gambling), brought our nation into a sad plight. Your cognominal correspondent is either ignorant of this period or is ungenerous enough to mis-read the purport of my letter. What I sought to prove by an appeal to historical data was better a stern ideal which makes a nation powerful than a lax, gaming, and gambling one which always makes for national humiliation." In the days of Cromwell the Puritan ideal with all its limitations made England the greatest world power of that period, whereas the lax ideal of the period of Charles II. brought the nation down to its knees. And any reason- able man will grant that that contention was more than amply proved. How could I prove that gambling and other evils existed in the days of Oliver Cromwell," when it was essen- tial to my purpose to prove that they existed in the reign of Charles II ? So your corres- pondent has not used the right word here—- his "prodigious" ought to road" prodigious mistake." No, Mr Editor, I do not hold your correspondent responsible for the evils and mal-administration of Charles II. and his merry courtiers. That would be a comedy in excelsis, a height of absurdity too much for frail and mortal creatures of earth. It is enough for any human being to carry his own tremendous responsibilities, without saddling himself with those of the Merry Monarch and his crew. He complains of the narrow fanaticism of the Puritans. But this was the characteristic fault of the age and not merely of the Puritans. For every bigoted act that can be noted against the Puritans, one can easily note a corresponding one against the Anti-Puritans. Has Mr Inglefield read of the bigotry and cruelty of Archbishop Laud, and also of the Cavaliers in the reign of Charles II ? Does he know the story of the Scotch Covenanters and of the Bloody Assize, I wonder ? There- fore, I fling this charge back with scorn. It was the fault of the age and not of the Puri- tans. I should like to ask your correspondent what did the Puritans put down by force ? They put down everything that savoured of kingly tyranny and Popery, and quite right too. They put down everything that made for laxity of morals and national dissipation. And in this we follow their example at the piesent day. Do we not punish by law for swearing, drinking, impurity, &c ? Does any reasonable man wish to abolish these laws ? I trow not. I accept Mr Inglefield's repudiation of the charge of sneering at Dr. Townsend's admiration of Cromwell, but it was perfectly natural for me to draw that conclusion from his letter, and that for the following reasons :-(I) If lie meant to pro- test against Dr. Townsend's condemnation of innocent amusements, as he calls them, what need to refer to Cromwell at all ? To say the least, there was an implied slur on the Puritans in the reference, which was entirely uncalled for. (2) It has become a fashion amongst a certain class of historians bred in Oxford to sneer glibly at the Puritans, and this has been taken up by the smart set and pleasure hunters. But to any one who has read both sides impartially the sneer is a contemptibly cheap one. Knowing this, I took for granted that the reference came from a similar mint. If your correspondent is so much concerned about charity why does he not leave Dr. Townsend, and like minded men, severely alone ? We believe, with hundreds of the most serious minded men of the nation, that whist and bridge parties are symptoms of a gaming and gambling spirit, which always makes for national ruin. They are innocent in themselves as games—no one denies that —but the craving for them to-day reveals a spirit which must be kept within bounds, or otherwise, it will most assuredly lead to national disintegration. Therefore, I must ask your correspondent to be charitable enough to allow us the credit of being honest and conscientious in our belief, and not to insinuate, between the lines as it were, that we are narrow and bigoted. No one is narrow who has the highest good of his country at heart. In conclusion, your correspondent would do well to give up his talk of charity, and reserve his mental power to put on a little more acquaintance with the Puritan period, a little more power to read the inner meaning of history, or a little more discreet silence regarding a period of which he knows very little. His dictating to Dr. Townsend of how he ought to preach on gambling reminds me c) of the famous picture after Landseer, viz, Dignity and Impudence." There is no bitterness at all, Mr Editor, but an intense rapture of one who enjoys a comical situation. Therefore, I am yours still, ANTI-PUT-ON. [Further correspondence on this subject appears on page 4.1