J. LLOYD JONES, (From Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chymists to the Queen), DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMIST. THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN. Prescriptions carefully compounded uncer the per- sonal supervision of the Prmcii vl. Telephone No. 3yl. For Home-made S F BREAD THAT WILL PLEASE THE MOST CRITICAL PALATE, GO TO WNN W.J.Williams THE STORES, .wo, A. E. WILLIAMS, Pastry Cook and Confectioner, IGH STREET, PRESTATYN, Wedding & Christenine; Cakes made to order. Tea Rooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pic-Nic Parties catered for. Spring Gleaning1. 6HM)N) A A W WALL PAPERS I m T. Parry Williams j Co THE PAINTERS AND DECORATORS, Have had their New Stock of Wall Papers for the Season. OVER 11,000 PIECES FOR. SELECTION. Please write or call and inspect the Stock aud Pattern Books. SHOWROOMS The Grove, VICTORIA AVENUE PRESTATYN. A. W. JONES, Baker, Grocer, and Provision m erehant, PROVINCIAL STORES '(Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN Choice Teas, 1/6, 1/8, and 2/- per Ib, China Tea, 2/4 and 2/8 per lb. VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED. niORRIS DOWELL, DECORATOR, PAINTER, PAPERHANGER. GLAZIER, &c., HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN, Estimates Free and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Telephone 4x2. I. Errington, GLASS AND CHINA DEALER, TOBACCONIST, etc., IVY HOUSF, HIGH ST,, PRESTATYN. High-class Chocolates. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High. Street. Prestatyn. I i-) c i, 2. CAIRNS TERRACE. E. D. JONES, BUILDER 8c CONTRACTOR, and Bardic Chair Maker, OLIVE VILLA, Meliden Road, PRESTATYN. RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR Household Training, INGLESIDE, PRESTATYN. Lessons arranged for Day Pupils on applica- tion to Miss STOKRAR, Principal. TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN, GRAND Evening §f Concert Thursday, June 20th, 1907. ARTISTES. Miss NELLIE LEWIS, A.R.C.M. (Liverpool). MISS ANNIE DAVIES (Denbigh). MISS VIOLET ROBERTS, Gold Medalist, Liar dill as. MISS GAYNOR ROBERTS (Cartrefle). Mr. MEI RION JONES (Liverpool) MR. FRANK NICHOLSON. Accompanist Miss ELLA HUGHES, R.C.M., Rhyl. Chairman J. BANKS, Esq., Bryngwalia. Doors open 7 o'clock. To commence 7-30. TICKETS: 1/- and 6d. Proceeds in aid of Bethel Church Funds. A Jumble Sale WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH ROOM, PRESTATYN, On Saturday, June I5th, 1907. GREAT BARGAINS. ADMISSION 2d. Doors open at 6 p.m. T T t\
Record of Coming Events. June loth.—Jumble Sale in the Church Room. June 20th.—Grand Concert at Town Hall, in aid of Bethel Church Funds. August Bank Holiday.—Garden Fete at Ida Lodge. -n_n_
The following recommendation has just Z) been adopted by the County Council of Flint- shire That, as the Council are contemplating considering the question of maining and dis- maying roads in the county, the several rural district councils and urban district Councils be requested to consider the matter as affecting the roads in their respective dis- tricts, and if they desire to make any appli- cation as to maining any district road, that the same be forthwith made to the County Council, and that the various councils in the county consider the suggestions in reports that had been made and communicate their views to the County Council." The mileage of County Council main roads within the Urban District of Prestatyn is at present represented by a nought," yet no road in the county has a better claim to be called a main road than the one between Gronaut and Meliden. The amount of through traffic on this road is very large, especialy since the advent of the automobile. If, therefore, there is any advantage to the district in the road being officially "mained," it behoves both our local Council and also our county member to make their voices heard on the matter, and secure for Prestatyn an acknowledgment of its right to a modest share in the privileges which arc being so loudly insisted upon for other places.
Chester and Holyhead Line. A gang of several hundred men have been engaged in completing the widening of the line 0 between Bagillt and the Dee Bank siding, and on Tuesday the four lines were opened for traffic, thus completing the widening of the line from Flint right on to Abergele. The only section of the line which now requires to be widened between Chester and Abergele is the short distance between Shotton and Flint stations. It is understood that the widening of the line at Colwyn Bay station will be com- pleted about the end of this month, and then there will only remain a further section be- tween Abergele and Colwyn Bay to complete the widening to Llandudno Juction.
t3 June 9th, 1907, to Dr. and Mrs. Anderton, a Daughter, at the Mansion House, Ormskirk.
The Waterworks. 011 Wednesday afternoon the Council and officials made their annual inspection of the waterworks at Marian, the journey being made to Dyserth by motor. Everything was found satisfactory, and after viewing the works the Councillors were entertained to tea at the caretaker's cottage by the Clerk and Surveyor.
Golf Handicap. The monthly competition of the Prestatyn Golt Club came off on Saturday last, when the medal was won by Mr Frank Jewell.
Evening Concert. The Welsh Wesleyans of Prestatyn are organising a grand evening concert in aid of Bethel" church funds, to be held on Thursday next, at the Town Hall. In addition to musical items by artistes well known to frequenters of concerts in this district, the services of Miss Nellie Lewis, A.R.C.M., and Mr Meirion Jones, both of Liverpool, have been secured, and a very high-class entertainment is confidently antici- pated. Councillor Jos. Banks has promised to occupy the chair, and Miss Ella Hughes, R.A.M., of Rhyl, will act as accompanist.
The King's Visit. Various Urban Councils are to be rep- resented at the meeting to be held in Chester on Saturday to make arrangements for the y n King's visit to North Wales in July. Will Prestatyn be represented '?
Weighing Bread Where to Start. Speaking at a meeting of the County Council on Wednesday, Colonel Howard, of St. Asaph, referred to the report of the inspectors of weights and measures, and asked why it was that no report was pre- sented as to the weighing of bread in the county. A great deal of correspondence had appeared in the daily newspapers on the subject, and it appeared that the Bread Act was a dead letter in the county. Later on Superintendent Davies, the Deputy Chief Constable, was admitted into the Council Chamber. Colonel Howard Why is not the Bread Act enforced in the county ? Superintendent Davies It is. Will you prosecute if I give you information where bread is not sold by weight ?—Yes. Mr J. H. Ellis Start in Rhyl.
Y-5 to Advertise Llandudno. There seems to be a considerable amount of friction between the Llandudno Town Improvement Association and the May Day Committee. The latter had a balance of £ 50 in hand as a result of their recent festivities, out of which only C5 was handed over towards advertising the town, notwithstanding 9 0 that subscriptions for the demonstration had been collected on the representation that any balance would be devoted to advertising the town. The sequel is that a meeting of sub- scribers has been held protesting against the action of the May Day Committee, and asking them to reconsider their decision, it being pointed out the intention as expressed in the circular soliciting subscriptions was not being carried out.
County Rate Assessment. In view of the largely increased rateable value of the county of Flint, a proposal is now before the Council to revise the basis of assessment. A penny rate now produces upwards of £ 1,500.
Rhyl's Free Library. At the monthly meeting of the Council on Monday, it was stated the new Free Library had become so popular that the reading room was frequently overcrowded. It was decided to approach Mr Carnegie for an additional grant for the purpose of enlarging the reading room.
Mr Howell Idris to Retire. Mr Howell Idris, M.P., for the Flint Boroughs, has just informed the chairman of the Liberal Association concerned that he has determined not to fight another Parliamen- tary contest. The unsatisfactory state of his health—the result of the accident of last year—is accountable for his intended retire- ment.
CHRIST CHURCH COUNCIL. At a meeting of the above held in the Church Room on Wednesday night, a design of the new organ was submitted, and this met with the hearty approval of the Council. The makers (Messrs Abbott and Smith, Leeds) undertook to have the instrument ready for the anniversary services to be held at the end of July. Tenders for painting and decorating the interior of the Church were considered, and the lowest (that of Mr Walter Davies, Rhyl), was accepted. The work is to be carried out in 14 days, and the Sunday services will not be interfered with. The ventilation of the church occupied the attention of the meeting, and a scheme was provisionally decided upon. It was arranged that the Vicar should have clerical assistance during August.
Our Local Parliament BY A RATEPAYER. Seeing the enormous amount of through t traffic which there is on the Gronant and I Meliden Roads, surprise has often been ex- t pressed that these are not main or county i roads. As was shewn in a statement issued ( at the time of the last county council election there was not a single yard of county road in j the urban district of Prestatyn and in that respect the ratepayers of the district have ] been unfairly treated as compared with other j urban districts. It is true our Council have ( had a grant of C120 towards the cost of road repairing; but so have other districts received, grants. There now seems an inclination on i the part of the County Council to do away with some of these grants, and to adopt some j of the roads in various districts. In fact to main" them, and keep them entirely in repair. WW At the meeting of the County Council on Wednesday, a resolution was passed to invite applications from the District Councils in respect to roads which they wish to have mained. Our Council will have a very good case in regard to Gronant and Meliden roads, in consequence of the through traffic. If they are to be made safe for motor traffic they should be widened, and..many of the sharp curves done away with. To make them adequate and safe for the present and future traffic, a very large sum of money would b3 required, which it would be unjust to charge upon so small an area as Prestatyn parish. It is at least a County matter, and there are many who urge that to provide proper roads for the new system of through motor traffic is an Imperial obligation. Clearly the duty should not be cast upon the localities. Sooner or later Parliament (not our local one) must deal with road reform, which is a question being rapidiy forced to the front by actions of motorists.
Christ Church. At the English services last Sunday, the preacher both morning and evening was the Rev. G. Hartwell Jones, M.A., Hector of Nutfield, late Professor of Latin in the University College of South Wales. The rev. gentleman is one of the most distinguished scholars of the church, and his discourses were listened to with much attention.
Presbyterian Church. The Rev J. W. Reese, Missionary from India, will conduct the services on Sunday, in place of the preacher whose name appears on page 4. Services at 11 a.m., and 6-80 p.m.
Trinity Church. The Rev. R. J. Fletcher, of Newcastle- upon-Tyne, who preaches here on Sunday evening, has just been accepted as a student at the M.N.C. College.
TEA AND CONCERT. The members of the Prestatyn Juvenile Choir enjoyed a very pleasant social evening at the Welsh Congregational Church on Thursday. The choir, under the leadership of Mr Alun Davies, has won several prizes at the Prestatyn Whit-Monday Eisteddfod, and a part of the money thus obtained as prizes is spent to provide an annual tea for the chil- dren. But this year an invitation was exten- ded to all well-wishers of the children to par- take with them of their cup at a nominal charge, and to which a good number responded. A concert was also held after tea, which was presided over by Mr Trevor Roberts, Bod Hyfryd (who gave a very appropriate address), and was conducted by the Rev Ben Williams. The following took part in the programme songs were rendered by the Misses Eunice Williams, Nellie Davies, Gwladys Williams, Mr Joseph Davies, and Mr Alun Davies recitations by the Misses Lily Blodwen Jones, Nellie Ellis, and Mr J. E. Parry; accompanist, Mr G. W. Jones. On the proposition of the Rev Ben Williams, seconded by Mr W. Jones, Tudno, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded all who had assisted the children to make their social evening enjoyable and a success. Mrs A. E. Williams, Rose Buildings catered for the tea, which was excellent.
METHODIST NEW CONNEXION. A Century's Record. The final Conference of the Methodist New Connexion body is now being held at 0 Huddersfield. Its existence dates from the year 1797, and after 110 years of successful work the denomination is about to merge itself with two other communities into a larger and newly-named Church. The last of the 111 Presidents of the Connexion is the Rev. J. S. Clemens, M.A., B.D., a native of Cornwall.
FLINT COUNTY COUNCIL. Reduction in the Rate—perhaps. Ratepayers will be interested to know that there is a possibility of the County Hates being slightly less this year than la,st. At the quarterly meeting of the Council held this week the amount of the rates was provisionally decided upon. Mr T. Parry (Mold) moved the confirma- tion of the minutes of the Finance Committee, which includes the levying of the following rates :-(ild. for general county purposes, 2d. 2 for higher education, and S'd. for elementary 2 education. Mr Parry explained that the general county rate was 2d. less than last year, but there was an increase of l!d. in the elementary education rate. The total rate was Is. 5d., as compared with Is. 51d. 2 last year, and it was satisfactory to note there was at least some reduction.—(Hear, hear.) Mr P. P. Pennant (St. Asaph) moved that the question whether the higher education rate should be 2d. or 2!-d. be referred for 2 consideration and report to the Education Committee. He explained that a deficit had arisen owing to expenditure at county schools in making provision for the training of pupil cl teachers. The resolutions both of Mr Parry and Mr Pennant were carried.
Gronant. COMING EVENT. July 10th.— Lecture on "Gof y Pentre," at the Wesleyan Chapel, by the Rev. D. Meurig Jones. 4
MARRIAGE OF MISS JONES, GRONANT FARM. At Moriah C.M. Chapel, Ffynnongroew on Thursday, the marriage was solemnized of Miss M. J. Jones (eldest daughter of Rev E. Jones and Mrs Jones, Gronant Farm), to Mr H. W. Lloyd (only son of Mr Henry Lloyd, Red Hall Farm, Connah's Quay). The officiating minister was the Rev O. B. Jones, and the Registrar (Mr Lloyd, Holywell) was also in attendance. The bride, who was handsomely gowned in white silk eoline, trimmed with orange blos- som, and wearing a white crinoline hat to match, was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss M. A. Jones (sister of the bride), and Miss M. E. Lloyd (sister of the bridegroom), both of whom were attired in white silk gowns, and wearing gold brooches set with pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. The groomsmen were Mr Robert Roberts (Tremeirchion) and Mr Griffiths Thomas (Connah's Quay). A considerable number of relatives and friends were present at the ceremony in the chapel, at the conclusion of which Miss Marian Jones played the Wedding March. h'n route from Gronaut to ffynnongroew flags and bunting were displayed, and arches were formed across the road at some points,bearing suitable mottoes. A reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents at which about 80 guests were entertained. The Rev 0. B. Jones pro- posed the toast of the bride and bridegroom. This was supported by Mr Fiddler, aud duly acknowledged. The bridal pair were the recipients of very many handsome and useful presents, including a wedding cake from Mr and Mrs Kingham, New Brighton. The bride gave the bride- groom a gold watch-chain, whilst the bride- groom's present to the bride consisted of a gold locket and chain. I During the afternoon Mr and Mrs Lloyd left Prestatyn for Windermere, where the honeymoon will be spent, and on their return they will take up residence at Shotton.
Dymuniad ar briodas, Mr. Lloyd, Connah's Quay, ac Miss M. J. Jones, Merch hynafy Parch E. Jones, Gronant Farm, Mehefin 18th, 1907. ("wlwm o drefniad rhi—pur ydyw Priodas uwchelfri, Dewisiad dau, i gyd oesi 0 dan haul, dyna yw hi. Gadael tad, a'i fad ddefodau—a mam Er mor anwyl hithau. A wna dyn, a glyn yn glau, 1 11 Anwylyd, i'w fun olau. Ac er gwell, nid ydynt bellach —ond un Mewn da iawn gyfrinach. A dyddan wedd, deuddyn iach. Felly, wna fwyn gyfeillach. Gronant. PKTHR E. JONES
J £ I2,000 for Anglican Church. The Bishop of Llaudaff at a public meeting at Cardiff said Lord Tredegar and Miss Talbot had subscribed £ 5,000 each, and Earl Ply- mouth and Lord Llangattock £ 1.000 each, towards the funds of the Llandaff diocese. An effort is being made to raise £ 50,000. Lord Tredegar said that the longer Welsh Disestablishment was deferred the less chance there was for it, as the Church in Wales was rapidly gaining ground.
General Booth is to visit Rhyl on August 1st next, on which occasion it has been decided to give him a civic welcome.