AN ADJOURNMENT. A case of considerable interest to Prestatyn people, and residents on the hillside in par- ticular, came on for hearing this (Friday) afternoon at the'Rhyl County Court before his honour Judge Moss, when Mr Horsfall brought an faction for an injunction and damages against Messrs Harrison and Clegg. Mr Ellis Jones Griffith, K.C.,M.P. (instructed by Messrs Hughes and Gasquoine), appeared for the plaintiff, and the°defendants were rep- resented by Mr Ralph Bankes, K.C. (in- structed by Mr A. Lewis Jones). Mr Ellis Jones Griffiths said that Mr Win. Horsfall was the owner and occupier of the house known as "Highfield," Prestatyn, and the defendants were tile lessees of the Manor Hill Quarries, situate about hundred yards from "Highfield." Part of the defendants' business was lime-burning, and the present action was for an injunction and damages in respect of the nuisance caused by the burning of lime. The kiln and plaintiff's house were about the'same level on the mountain side. As a rule the burning took place about once in every three weeks and la.sted four days, the smoke and fumes in accordance with the prevailing wind covering the hillside. The plaintiff's house was therefore enveloped in smoke, and even when the doors and windows were closed the obnoxious fumes found their way in, and were very detrimental to the house. Steps had been taken to try and get the nuisance abated, but even so late as last Sunday the lime-burning was going on. Plaintiff's house was much depreciated in value, as also were those in the immediate vicinity. Mr Horsfall was the first witness called, and he said he came to Prestatyn eight years ago. Two years later he purchased Highfield, o 17) and until 1904 there was no lime burning at these quarries. When Mr Goolding took over the kilns he (Mr Horsfall) caused a solicitor's letter to be written to them complaining of the nuisance. In 1905 defen- dants took the quarries, and the huge volumes of smoke^arising from the kilns made it im- possible to remain in the garden, the fumes being most obnoxious. The smoke percolated through the doors and windows, and it af- fected his chest very much. He came to Prestatyn mainly because he suffered from bronchitis, and his wife was also delicate. He had written the Urban Council on the matter, and a petition signed by 10 people was sent in. Lately the.kiln nearest the house had been discontinued, but the others were used. The annoyance was not so bad as it had been. but it was still offensive. He had paid £ 1000 for his house, and spent another i61000 on alterations. He would not like to say how much the house was depreciated through the I smoke nuisance, but he had tried to sell and failed. Cross-examined by Mr. Bankes He did not know that it was a lime-burning neigh- bourhood. You know that at Dyserth there is an enormous amount of lime-burning ?—Not in the same way, probably. The kilns at Dyserth are surrounded by houses, and I suggest to you that for one ton of lime burned near you there are 100 at Dyserth ?—I don't know much about Dyserth (laughter). Did you know there were kilns there when you bought the house ? —I thought they were*xlisused kilns. When Goolding left in 1904 did not you negotiate for these quarries ?—Only for the manorial rights. You were carrying on a bone-burning business at Flint at this time, and that is a pretty good nuisance (laughter). Did you not have an analysis of this lime with a view to using it ?—Certainly not. You spoke of a petition to the Urban Council signed by 10 people. There was a counter petition signed by 120 people ?-I don't know. The Council refused to do anything ?— They sent me a letter of sympathy, and stated they could do nothing. During the past 19 months there has been lime-burning on 14 occasions. That is about once in six weeks. Why did you say once every three weeks ?—I said it was about every three weeks. Anyhow, it occurs too often. Perhaps your other complaints are calcula- ted on the same basis '?—No. Don't you think it is rather a large order to suggest that these works should be closed because of an inconvenience to you once in six weeks ?-No. Oh, very well, I only wanted to know what you deemed reasonable. The claim of ten pounds for damage to your trees has been abandoned. I suggest to you that there was not a farthing damage done to them?—To the best of my knowledge they were damaged. Do you say that bi-carbonate gas is dan- gerous to health ?--Yes, it has made my chest feel like raw beef. Somefpeople with asthma come specially L to the kilns That's bosh (laughter). Do you know the Rev. Mr Newall ? He is one of the bosh gentlemen, and sufiered from a throat complaint. He lived near these kilns,and is still living!—I am glad to hear it. Mr Lockwood, an architect from Chester, produced a plan of Mr Horsfall's house. He had visited there on two or three occasions, and had seen the volumes of smoke. Asked as to the depreciation of the house, he said it shoukUbe J6100 per annum rent, but pro- bably it would not be possible to get more than £ 50 or J660 rent. Generally speaking property in Prestatyn was increasing in value. Cross-examined by Mr Bankes There is a steep hill leading to the house, perhaps that would choke off probable tenants ?—There is certainly a very steep hill. And the road is one "of the worst in the district I don't know. Would you be surprised to know that if a sheet of white paper were held up near these kilns when lime was burning there would be no smuts on it ?-I did not see any smuts. Dr. Tudor Griffiths" gave evidence dealing with the nature of the fumes and gas arising from theUime-burning. He stated he had ] attended several cases in the immediate vie- inity which, in his opinion, were injurously affected by the smoke. ] Rev. F Jewell gave evidence in support of the plaintiff, in which lu:l mentioned that on account of the smoke-nuisance he failed to dispose of his property at a sale recently. 1 Rev R. Newall gave evidence for the de- ] fendants, saying that lime-burning in his < opinion had been a factor in the improvement 1 of his health during his residence in Prestatyn The case was adjourned to the next court.
BRIWSION. "(jirell un Jewch na Jan eweh." Cystadleuaeth ddyddorol i fechgyn amerched j dan 15ed oed. Yn y Cyfarfod Llenyddol blynyddol, gynbelir yn Neuadd Drefol, Pres- tatyn, Ddydd Nadolig nesaf. cyflwynir gwobr o ysgrifbin ( fountain pm) gwerthfawr, neu onawr bardd, i'r eneth a'J' bachgen fydd wedi cyfieithu oreu i'r Saesneg y Diarhebion Cym- reig welir uwchben y "Briwsion o Ionawr 5ed hyd Rhagfyr 14eg. Gellir ei gweled o'r cychwyn yn y Swyddta. Y Beirniadydyw L. J. Roberts, Ysw., M.A., Arolygwr Ysgolion y Brenhin. Hhaicl anion y cyfieithiadau i mewn i Swyddfa y "Prestatyn Weekly cyn 12 or gloch ddydd Mawrth, Rhagfyr 17eg, 1907. Y mai trigolion Prydain yn gwario dau can miliwn o buuuau (200,000,000 p.), yn y flwyddyn am ddiodydd meddwol. Nid rhyw lawer o yfed colli sydd yn y wlad hon mewn cydinariaeth i wledydd eraill. Y mae yn debyg mai un rheswm am liyny ydyw d o nad ydym ni wedi dysgu yn iawn pa fodd i baratoi cwpanaid o goffi yn y modd goreu. D'oes dim diod yn y byd cyffelyb i gofli at ad- newyddu nerth a bywioccau y blinedig. Y mae un awdwr enwog yn Ffrainc yn o dadleu mai cofli ydoedd cawl coch Esau, ac un arall mai cofli ydoedd y cras-yd, orch- mynodd Boaz ei roddi i Ruth. WW Y mae pobol ddysgedig yn cael allan bethau rhyfedd iawn. Y mae gwr enwog o'r enw Professor Hutchinson yn dweud fod cymaint o faeth mewn gwerth wyth geiniog o benwaig ag sydd mewn gwerth banner coron o gig eidion, neu ddau a thair o gig dafad. WW Ar rai adegau y mae tunelli lawer o benwaig yn cael ei defnyddio fel gwrtaith i'r tir, dim digon o alw am danynt yn y wlad hon fol ymborth, y mae mwy wedi eu hanfon oddiyma i Germani eloni nag a werthwyd gartref. WW Daeth i law yr wythnos hon The Messenger," cyhoeddiad wythnosol Pres- byteriaid, Awstralia. Y mae ynddo ddarlun rhagorol o'r Parch W. Lewys Davies, gynt o Prestatyn, a banes dyddorol o'i sefydliad fel gweinidog a'r Eglwys Young-Bland.
Meliden. A Runaway Horse. An accident which might have ended with serious results occurred on Monday at noon. Mr and Mrs Fawcett (of Manchester), who have been staying at Prestatyn, were driving in a dog-cart between Dyserth and Rhuddla" when they met a motor car, which was being driven by Mr Lee, of Wolverhampton. The horse took fright at a tarpaulin sheet covering luggage on the top of the car, and the animal 11 swerved round, running into the hedge. Mr and Mrs Farwcett jumped out of the trap, and the horse bolted, despite Mr Fawcett's efforts to hold him, and it was not until reaching the dangerous corner near the Miners Arms, Meliden, that the animal stopped as the result of a fall, by which he was badly injured. P. C. Cheney was close at hand,and with the assistance of some of the villagers, the animal was detached from the now shattered trap, and stabled near by. 1IP
Manchester to Dyserth in Two Hours An additional journey was made by the motor train on Saturday last, and is to be continued each Saturday until further notice. The car leaves Prestatyn at 2-10, in con- nection with the 12-25 p.m. express from Manchester, thus making it possible to travel from the latter place to Meliden or Dyserth in a couple of hours. Doubtless this will be a boon to many business men who have their residences in this neighbourhood, and are desirous of spending week-ends here during the winter months.
Technical Classes. Arrangements are now complete for these classes which are to be held as follows Preparatory Class (teacher Mr Joseph Thomas), Tuesdays and Fridays, 7-15 p.m. Building Construction (teacher Mr W. E. Jones), Thursdays, 6-30 p.m. Cookery (teacher Miss Storrar), Thursday, b-80 p.m. The classes are to be commenced next Thursday the pupils for the first two subjects will meet at the National Schools, and for the Cookery Class in the Coronation Hall.
Mutual Improvement Society. The above Society has now been formed in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel, and the first meeting is to take place on the 19th instant, when the President (Rev. Mostyn Jones) will address the members. A com- mittee has been formed and the officers, in addition to the above-mentioned president, include Vice-president, Mr Richd Williams treasurer, Mr Robt. Williams, Clwyd View secretary, Mr J. Evans (Chapel House). An interesting as well as instructive session is being looked forward to.
Competitive Meeting. The first of a series of competitive meetings in connection with the Wesleyan body was held on Tuesday evening, and proved a decided success. Mr Richard Lewis presided over a large attendance, and there was no dearth of entrants for both the singing and reciting competitions, the adjudicator for which was the Rev. Mostyn Jones, Prestatyn. During the meeting, solos were rendered by Mr W. Jones and Mr Alfred Jones. It will be remembered that similar meetings which were held last winter proved a very popular feature. From all appearances the present series is likely to be equally acceptable. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 7tli.
Death. On Saturday the death occurred of Mr Charles Kmnahan, of Henfryn Hall, at the age of 133 years. Mr Kinnahan, whose family have but recently come to reside here, had been ailing for some time, and for a short period he had been in Prestatyn for the benefit of his health. The funeral took place on Tuesday, interment being in Llauasa Churchyard. The arrangements were under- taken by Mr Thomas Jones, Prestatyn.
Gwaenysgor. Parish Church. It has been the custom for many years past to hold the harvest thanksgiving services on a week-day. The authorities of the church have this year, however, decided to hold the festival on Sunday next.
Gronant. Musical Success. Miss Gwladys Hughes, Freelands, has been awarded the County Prize for Flintshire, under the London College of Music, for pianoforte playing, at the examination held in July, at Holyweli. She headed the list of all the candidates in Flintshire, being presented in the Senior Division.
Coal. Coal. Coal. X. THOMPSON & Co-, Coal Merchants and Colliery Agents, established 20 years in Liverpool, have opened a Depot at Prestatyn and have taken over since last August the Coal business of Mr Joseph Davies, of 7 Albert Terrace. COAL DELIVERED DAILY IN SMALL TRUCK LOADS SUPPLIED AT SPECIALLY OR LARGE QAUNTITIES. REDUCED RATES. WE WILL ESTEEM A TRIAL ORDER AS A FAVOUR TEMPORARY OFFICE :— ,IT X M. SJTATIflW YARD Note.—Mr lkompson will personally wait Ol AilUIN 1 i\KU, upon residents when desired upon PRESTATYN. receipt of a Postcard. JOlIN ROBERTS. DRAPER, OUTFITTER, & HOUSE FURNISHER Tailoring, Dressmaking, and Millinery a Speciality. Mourning & Wedding Orders on the shortest notice Kiflflermiiister House, Ffymioiroei.
COMING EVENTS. Oct. 23rd.—Concert at Moriah C.M. Chapel. Nov. 13th.—Rhewl Fawr, "Gwynfa" C.M. Chapel, Lecture on "Happy Ned," by the Rev. Edmund Griffiths, Liverpool.
Thanksgiving Services were held in the Free Churches during the week, and on Wednesday a sermon was delivered in the C.M. Chapel by liev. Dr. Abel Parry, Baptist minister, Rhyl.
The Evening Classes commenced on Wednesday night. There were twenty-two present, which is considered a good number for that evening, the weather being so bad.
Harvest Thansgiving at Rhewl Fawr. el These services will be held at Peniel (W.) and Gwynfa (C.M.) chapels, next week. Commencing on Monday night and continued each night until Friday, alternately at both places. A sermon will be delivered at "Gwynfa" by Rev. E. Mostyn Jones, Prestatyn.
"Bethania" Literary and Theological Society. The Bible class for young people, which Mr Lewis Williams, M.E., established at the Wesleyan Chapel some three years ago, has now grown into a strong progressive society, having a membership of about fifty active workers. Last winter they enlarged their field of study, as is signified by the additional title of the society. The winter meetings were opened on Monday, and a social at the Schoolroom marked the occasion. A peep in at the doors would suffice to convince one of the healthy tone and activity that prevails among the members, and these are largely due to their devoted leaders, who have con- ducted the meetings on admirable lines. An excellent tea was served by the follow- ing ladies:—Mrs M. C. Jones, J. Hughes, J. Parry Misses M. L. Blackwell, S. Williams, M. Hughes, E. Price, M. Hughes (Ty Newydd), S. Edwards, Martha Jones. Mr Blackwell catering. A bright entertainment followed the tea, in which those who took part were :—Messrs J. Ellis, Jno. Hughes, James Lloyd. R. E. Elder, John Lloyd, L. Williams, M.E., and E. Davies (Llinegar Farm), made brief remarks, and Rev. J. LI. Hughes delivered a stirring address, in which he pressed the members to realise their personal duty to the Society. This age is an age uf learning, but they were studying the Bible the greatest book. Sir Oliver Lodge had said that no man was a fool who knew his Bible. The speaker went on to say that in order to have success this winter he would ask them to realise their duty, prepare by reading, and to attend the meetings regularly. The Rev. J. Lloyd Hughes was appointed to conduct them during the term, and Mr Lewis Williams in his absence. A vote of thanks to the ladies was passed on the pro- position of Mr Lewis Williams, and seconded by Mr John Lloyd.
North Wales Colliers' Dispute. On Tuesday a letter was addressed to the Point of Ayr Colliery Company, by the Sec- retary of the Miners' Association, with which a copy of the terms was enclosed, soliciting their favourable decision in the matter in dispute. It is expected that the Company will fall into line with the decision of the Conference at Wrexham, at least, the employees are anxious to avoid a deadlock. The amended terms will effect chiefly "timbermen" and •' metalmen at the Point of Ayr works.
"Peniel," Pen-y-ffordd. The annual tea and concert was held last Saturday, both meetings being well attended. The eatables were delicious, being home-made by Mrs Parry, Caer. Among those serving I r_l at the tables were :—Mesdames P. Williams, H. Williams. T. Edwards, T. Owens, D. Jones, J. E. Edwards, M. Roberts Misses Dora Saunders, Jessie Jones, Esther Hughes, Annie Parry, K. Edwards, A.. Davies (Rhyl), and Harriet Williams. In the evening an enjoyable concert was given. The chair was taken by Railway Inspector J. Jones of Rhyl, accompanist. Mr J. Spencer. The Gwespyr Brass Band opened with selections. Solos were admirably ren- dered by Mr E. Lloyd, Garth, Mr Morgan, Bagillt. Mr R. O. Williams; the Misses Roberts, Prestatyn Recitations by Master J. Ellis. Duet by Messrs E. Lloyd and Morgan, The Land of my Fathers was sung by the audience at the close of the meeting, led by Mr Lloyd. We are informed that Peniel," which was erected a few years ago, and is capable of seating about 200, has become much too small, and that the chapel leaders have bought a plot of land a short distance higher up, on the opposite side of the road, for the erection of a larger chapel, the building of which they hope to commence next year.
l^tscellcmecrtts* CABBAG-E PLANTS, four best sorts, 1/- per 100. WALLFLOWERS (large), will flower from now till May, 8d. per dozen. Delivery free.-Goold, Nurseryman, Gwaen- ysgor. 0 DRESSMAKING (Ladies and Children's), at reasonable prices. — Miss C. E. Middleton, Salisbury House, Clawdd Coch Terrace, Prestatyn. £ 1 REWARD for information that will lead to the conviction of anyone found TRESPASSING in pursuit of Rabbits, Wild Fowl, Game, &c., on all land belonging to Lady McLaren. North of the L. and N.W. Railway. Royall, Nant Hall Hotel,Prestatyn. JQjESSONS given in Violin and Singing moderate terms.-Miss Florence Jones, Wellesley House, Prestatyn. LESSONS in MUSIC and SINGING, acquired in England and Germany; moderate. Particular care to Children. A Morning Class for little ones. Address: 503, "P.W." Office. L ADY'S BICYCLE, in good order, for SALE, cheap. Apply Z, "P.W." Office. RELIABLE GIRL wanted as domestic, Servant in family of two at Wigan. References.—Address, 514 P.W. Office. W ANTE I) Clean, Respectable GIRL to assist in housework. Apply Ewart Villa, Meliden Road, Prestatyn. QFFICES TO LET. Apply—Central Chambers, High Street, Prestatyn. PHESTATYN. — Two charmingly-situated HOUSES to LET, just completed, contains 2 or 3 entertaining rooms, 6 or 7 bedrooms, with every modern convenience, south aspect, uninterrupted outlook. Also a pair of VILLAS and two small plots of LAND for SALE.—To view, apply Thos. Burrows, The Nook," Gronant Road. "PURNISHED HOUSES TO LET at low reuts for September and the winter months. Unfurnished HOUSES TO LET from m4 to jE40 per annum. COTTAGE at 80/- per month clear. Insure your Servants at 2/6 per annum, Casual Helpers at 2/G, Furniture at 2/- per cent, Against Burglary at 1/6 per cent, Houses or Buildings at 1/6 per cent, and do it with W. INGLEFIELD, Agent, Town Hall Buildings. PROPERTY for SALE, by Private Treaty, Houses, Shops, and Land. -Apply, Thomas Williams, Bradford House, Prestatyn WALLIS AND SCOTT, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, have houses to Let at the following rents £ 19 10s, £ 21, and £ 40 11 (with land), and £45. Houses and Building Land for Sale. Offices High St., Prestatyn. Miss M. PascalI, Late Organist and Choirmistress of the United Methodist Free Church, Northwich. Two Certificates R.A.M. Teacher of Organ, Piano, Singing, and Theory. Pupils prepared for Diploma & other Examinations AJclerley," High Street, Prestatyn. PENDRE SCHOOL, PRESTATYN. Dau and Boarding School FOR GIRLS. Preparatory School for Boys. Principal: MISS ETHEL HICKSON (Teachers' Diploma University of Cambridge). School Re-opened September 18th. Mr. Joseph "Williams, Auctioneer, Valuer, and House Agent, County Chambers, Rhyl, Has Opened Branch Offices at Stafford Chambers, HIGH ST., PRESTATYN Where all business entrusted to him will have his immediate and personal attention. Rhyl Telephone: No. 0179.