Telephone No. 3y3. Telegrams, "Jewell. Prestatyn." FRANK JEWELL & Co., .A uctio:n.ee:rs, EST A TE AGENTS AND VALUERS, Collectors of Income Tax. Sales by Auction of all classes of Property. Valua- tions made for Probate, Mortgage, Transfer or Tenancy, and other purposes. Bents Collected and Properties Managed. Insurances effected in all the principal offices. Auction and Estate Office- HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. J. LLOYD JONES, (From Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chymists to the Queen). DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMIST. THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN. Prescriptions carefully compounded under the per- sonal supervision of the Princil Ü. Telephone No. 3yl. For Home-made BREAD THAT WILL PLEASE THE MOST CRITICAL PALATE, GO TO 's m 4m m W.J. illiams THE STORES. "00. 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. Parru Williams & Go Painters, Decorators, and Glaziers. -0- Plain and Fancy Window Glass ahvays in Stock. BRISTOL HOUSE, Prestatyn, FOR HIGH-CLASS Grocery & Provisions, Bread & Confectionery GO TO PROVINCIAL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. A. W. JONES, Proprietor. S S H Y IIIORFLLS OOWELL, DECORATOR, PAINTER, PAPERHANGEE. GLAZIER, &c., HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Estimates Free and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Teiq hone 4x2 I. Errington, GLASS AND CHINA DEALER, TOBACCONIST, etc., IVY HOUSE, HIGH ST., PRESTATYN. High-dass Chocolates. gS,aW'&Iffr 8S4IST&T. HUGHES & WILLIAMS, Sewer & Road Contractors STAFFORD HOUSE, PHISTATYH. Estimates Free. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE 2, CAIRNS TERRACE. |^wll-y-|$ont, or Eound Wood, MELIDEN. Thursday Next, 24th January. Mr. JOSEPH WILLIAMS Is instructed to Sell by Auction, without Reserve, the Modern and Valuable Household Furniture and OUTSIDE EFFECTS. Briefly Comprising :—Walnut Sideboard, Walnut Overmantel Mirrors, Dining Room Suite, Massive 6-ft. OLD OAK KITCHEN DRESSER, with 4-tier Shelves, 5 Drawers 2 Cupboards and Brass fittings. Dining Tables, Oak Arm Chair, Brass-mounted Bedsteads, Spring and Wool Mattresses, Walnut Dressing and Toilet Tables, Chest of Drawers. OUTsIDE.-Churn, 15 Couple Fowls, Excellent Farmer's Cart and Shandry, Light Pony Trap, Complete Shed with Galvanised Roof 14ft. by 8ft. wide. Fuller particulars see Handbills. ON VIEW MORNING OF SALE. Strictly Cash Sale at 1-30 p.m. prompt. Auction Offices: County Chambers, Rhyl (Tel. 017H), and Stafford Chambers, Prestatyn. Christ Church, Prestatyn, .)Z!l A GRAND ENTERTAINMENT Will be given in the TOWN BALL, PBISTATYH, On Thursday, January 24th, 1907 IN AID OF THE OKHAN FUND. ARTISTES. Soprano, Miss ROBERTS, Colwyn Bay. Contralto, Miss GERTIE BOND, Colwyn Bay. THE SENIúR CHOIR Boys of St. John's Church, Rhyl. Messrs. WILLS JUNES and J. D. ASIIER (Duet). Bass, Mr. RICHARD HANLON. Mc (Dlk Cjjristmassc," A representation of an old English Street Scene (1660), in which a Dialogue, Solos, Carols, Part Songs, and a Trio are introduced. The whole produced and arranged by 11 Mn. J. D. ASHEn, Organist and Choirmaster of St. John's Church, Rhyl. ADMISSION Front Seats, 2/- Second Seats, 1/ Back Seats, Gd. Doors open at 7 o'cloek, to commence at 7-80.
A Feast to the Aged. Owing to the illness of Mr John Cunnah it has been decided to postpone the date of the above from the 23rd inst to a date to be fixed later on by the Committee, which will be duly published in this paper. In the meantime any person in favour of the movement can express his appreciation by forwarding his contribution either to the chairman of the committee, Mr Cunnah, or to the secretaries Messrs T. Parry Williams and J. Holland Roberts.
Presbyterian Literary Society. Which is the happier, a Barbarian or a Civilized Man?" This was the question upon which an interesting debate was founded in connection with the above Society on Thursday night. The lot of the barbarian was championed by Mr T. E. Hughes (secretary of the Society), civilized man being upheld by Mr Prescott. Mr Tom Griffiths presided over a good attendance, and remarkably good papers were read by both sides, the subject being exhaustively dealt with, and as may be anticipated, considerable amusement created. In the ensuing discussion, the speakers included the Chairman, Miss Adamson, Miss Briggs, Mr C. L. Roberts, and Mr Morley Jones. The voting, needless to say, was in favour of civilization- Next week the Society's meeting will take the form of a paper on Temperance, read by Mr Morley Jones.
Prestatyn's Oldest Inhabitant. An appreciation of the late Mr Edward Cunnah, whose death took place last week at an advanced age, will be found on page 4.
Extension of Postal Delivery. The afternoon postal delivery at Prestatyn has hitherto been confined to a somewhat limi- ted area. Commencing this week, however,an extension is being made, so that in future the entire ground will be covered in the afternoon exactly as in the morning. The now arrange- ment will thus concede to the more remote residences, such as those on the hillside, etc., the advantages of two deliveries 01 letters per day. Interesting to Ladies. For the remainder of this month the whole stock at The Compton," (Miss Hughes) comprising millinery, blouses, skirts, hosiery, etc., etc., is being offered at considerably reduced prices, in order to make room for new spring goods. An early call will be necessary to secure the best bargains. Bibles for All. A large number of New Testaments have been "bequeathed by the will of the late Mrs Eliza Arrowsinith, of Prestatyn, formerly of Liverpool, for free distribution." With this object in view parcels have just been distribu- ted by Mr Lewis Jones, solicitor, to the Prestatyn churches. The edition clioseu is the Marked Testament published by the Oxford Press. A Novel Condition. The will of the late Mrs Gresley Junes, of Prestatyn, has just been proved. The personalty amounted to £ 4,136. One of the conditions imposed upon legatees reads as follows If any beneficiary, or beneficiaries, shall express dissatisfaction with the provision made for him, her, or them, such person or persons shall forfeit the provision made for them, and shall benefit to the extent of only one shilling each." Prestatyn Winners. At the Abergele annual coursing match on Thursday, Prestatyn was strongly represented among the winners, two cups being brought here. In the" Bodoryn Stake" Mr Lloyd Ellis' dog was the winner of ten pounds and a cup. The Kinmel Stake ( £ 15 and a cup) was won by Mr Greenwood's dog, as was also a consolation stake of £ 8. Mr Yates' dog worked its way into the semi- final, but was then beaten. Not Howlers. The justifiable pride with which the fore- going announcement will be received by all loyal Prcstatynites will doubtless be augmen- ted when it is stated that these are not the a limals that keep us awake nights. Constitutional Club. The third monthly whist drive in connec- tion with the above was held in the Club Rooms on Monday night when there was a large attendance, a very enjoyable time being spent. The next event in connection with this organization is a whist drive and dance at the Town Hall on February 7th. Cricket Club Dance. On Thursday night, a dance was held at the Town Hall, promoted by the committee of the Cricket Club. There was an attendance of between 40 and 50, and an enjoyable time was spent. The M.C.'s were Messrs W. Inglefield and G. Linnell, and the music was supplied by Miss Pascall. Rhyl's Past Year. At the meeting of the Rhyl Council on Monday, the chairman, W. J. P. Storey, Esq., J.P., reviewing the past year, said that they had gone through one of the best seasons Hhyl bad ever experienced, and he hoped that the ensuing season would be. even better. The new library was now completed and had much improved the appearance of the Town Hall. The new reservoir had given them a water supply second to none in quantity and quality. In regard to the coming season, they had arranged for an excellent band, and also a. troupe of niggers. A new pavilion was to be built, the plan and elevation of which were displayed in the Council Cham- ber. He hoped it would have a better fate than its two predecessors, the first of which was burnt down and the second of which was now being ignominously demolished.— (Laughter and applause.) Social Problems. On Thursday night at a meeting of the Rhyl C.M. class for the study of Social Problems and Social Science, the Rev J. Kelly, of this town, delivered an interesting lecture on Christianity and Social Problems." Ploughing Match. The annual ploughing competition of the Llanasa Association will, it is expected, take place on Saturday, February 9th. Last year's successful match at Tan Lan left a substantial balance in the hands of the com- mittee, who are now about to decide upon the precise locality of the field for this year's operations. As Prestatyn district has now been included withiu the Association's range, it is expected that the match will, on this occasion, be held in or near that neighbourhood. The Liberal Club. An innovation in connection with this organisation —a smoking concert, with light 0 refreshments"—proved a decided success on Wednesday evening. The club room was well filled, and the chair was occupied by Mr Pierce, Trevor, Holywell. Refreshments over, a miscellaneous programme was gone through comprising songs by Mr T. H. Jones, Mr James Roberts, Mr John Wynne, Mr Marcus, and Mr T. Brookes, the accompani- ments being played by Messrs Morley Jones and Fred Lloyd. Mr W. Inglefield gave a humorous Lancashire reading. A novel feature was the selections given by the Machu Band," which produced roars of laughter. During the evening a go-as-you-please com- petition was held, there being numerous entrants. The winner was Mr T. Brooks. At the conclusion the chairman was heartily thanked for his services, on the proposition of Mr T. Griffiths, seconded by Mr 0. H. Hnghes, a similar compliment being paid the artistes. Mr Griffiths remarked that this was the first event of its kind connected with the club, and the success which had attended the efforts of a few organisers would perhaps induce other members of the club to follow suit. Whist Drives and Personalities. Our letter-box this week includes a com- munication defending the side taken by Mr Inglefield on the subject of whist-drives. The writer signs himself No Hypocrite," and very rightly stands up for a fair fight and no personalities." If our correspondent had kept his letter free from the personalities he objects to, we should have been happy to publish it, but as the letter stands it is im- possible to do so. Christ Church Literary Society. The fortnightly meeting of this society was held in the Church Room on Tuesday evening, when a good attendance was presided over by the Vicar. A most instructive and interes- ting paper on "The Field Natualist, exempli- fied in the life of Charles Waterton," was read by Miss Hawley, Ty Mawr. At the outset Miss Hawley explained that the paper was one written by hex late father, and the reader did full justice to the excellent manner in which the subject was treated. It was descriptive of the many wanderings of Water- ton in pursuit of his hobby as a naturalist, and his hair-breadth escapes, and the hard- ships endured were graphically portrayed. The paper had the merit of being highly instructive as well as interesting, and the audience spent a very profitable hour. At the conclusion, the appreciation of the mem- bers present was voiced by Mr Inglefield, Mr Scott, J.P., and the Vicar. Sunshine and Rain. Recently a table of the rainfall at Prestatyn during 1906 was published in these columns. Equally interesting and instructive would be a sunshine record if such could be taken. The number of days on which sunshine was experienced at Rhyl last year was 328, there being but 37 blank days in the whole twelve months.
"WHY I AM A CHURCHMAN" Under the auspices of the local branch of the Church Defence League, the Rev. J. liamer Lewis, B.A. (Diocesan Inspector of Schoob) delivered a lecture on the above subject at the Church Room on Wednesday evening. Mr T. J. Scott presided over a numerous attendance, and in opening the proceedings he remarked that as Churchpeople it was neces- sary for them to defend themselves and the Church they belonged to from attacks which were made upon them. It was necessary for them to thoroughly understand what they were fighting for, and so have unity of opinion, which would doubtless lead to unity of action. In the course of his lecture Mr Lewis remarked that there were about 300 different sects, all of whom claimed to have the right principles, therefore Churchpeople should thoroughly understand upon what principles their Church was built. There were various kinds of Churchmen some were Churchmen by accident, others from habit, others again by obligation. But the real Churchman was he who followed that faith from conviction. All the teachings and doctrines of the Church could be found in the scriptures. Its scope was catholic, its independence national. Speaking of the origin of the Church, the lecturer said it was an utterly false statement to say the Church only dated from the Reform- ation. It was in existence hundreds of years before that, and they could trace back their origin without a break from the days of the Apostles. The expression Church of England in Wales was a misleading one, and only used by their enemy. When Augus- tine came to Wales, presumably to convert the people he found the Church already in existence here. He maintained that the position of the Church in regard to the appointment of ministers was a scriptural one. Speaking of the Prayer Book, he believed it to be divinely inspired, and it was the finest guide of worship in the world. There was a distinct difference attached to the sacraments as be- tween Churchpeople and Nonconformists. Someone had said that the Church was anti-national in Wales, but in contradiction to that he said that no national institution in Wales owed its origin to Nonconformity. The Vicar (Rev. 0. J. Davies) in proposing a vote of thanks to the lecturer, touched upon the startling ideas as expressed by the Rev. R. J. Campbell with regard to theology, and as a Christian man, he (the speaker) was unable to follow them. Clergymen of the Church of England were not allowed to preach other than those doctrines contained in the Three Creeds therefore, churchpeople were not subject to such upheaval of thought and feeling as created by the Rev. R. J. Campbell's singular theology. Mr Worfolk seconded the vote of thanks, and a similar compliment to the chairman, proposed by Rev. Hamer Lewis, secouded by Mr E. T. Williams, concluded the meeting
O MRS MILLER AND FAMILY desire to return thanks for kind enquiries and sympathy extended to them in their late bereavement.
Remarkable Sand Drifts. Rhyl people have one great difficulty to contend with which is entirely absent in Prestatyn. At the Rhyl Council meeting this week the Surveyor reported that the succession of westerly and north-westerly gales which took place early in December, caused an immense amount of sand to drift on to the parades. The amount of sand carted back to the beach was 1,476 loads, and the amount yet to be moved was more than he ever remembered before.
The Quarry. There is considerable activity at the Graig Fawr quarry at present, and the briskness is likely to continue, for the proprietor (Mr Roberts, Prestatyn) has secured contracts for twelve months. In order to facilitate the output it has beeu found necessary to extend the railway siding, and in view of this Mr Home (superintendent of the line) and Mr Perkins (the company's engineer) have both visited Meliden this week, aud on Thursday men were engaged taking measurements for the purpose of carrying out the desired ex- tension.
Record of Coming Events. Jan. 22nd—C.E.T.S. meeting, Church Room, 8 p.m. Jan. 24th. —Christ Church Concert at Town Hall. Jan. 31st.—Musical Hour at Horeb, 7 p.m. Feb. 14Lh.—English Presbyterian Church Annual Tea and Entertainment. n
DENBIGH MARKET. January 16th, 1907. Butter (fresh) 1/2 to 1/3 per lb. Ditto (tub) 1/2. Eggs, 9 to 11 for a 1/ Fowls, 4/- to 5/- per couple. Ducks, 5/6 -T- ide 15s, Od. DOWN AND NO FURTHER PAYMENT. Upon these tenns you can obtain a Sewing Machine of Jones' world-famed make, the superiority of which is universally recognised. ° JONES' SEWING MACHINES. T. H. JONES & CO., Sheffield House, Prestatyn.
Literary Meeting. One of the series of competitive meetings in connection with the Welsh Wesleyans was held on Monday night, under the chairman- ship of Rev J. Kelly (Prestatyn). There was a failly good attendance, aud the meeting was much enjoyed. The prize-winners were Impromptu reading, Miss E. J. Hughes; recitation, Misses Myfanwy Thomas and A. M. Thomas- impromptu speech, Mr J. Hughes and Miss S. B. Jones solo for children, Master J. E. Thomas. Items were also contributed by Miss Hughes, Messrs Lewis Hughes and J. Hughes (Bryniau), Mr P. R. Hughes, Master J. E. Thomas, and Messrs Williams and Roberts (Dyserth). The adjudicators of the singing were Messrs Williams and Roberts (Dyserth), the Chairman being the adjudi- cator of all the other items. A good collec- tion was realised. °