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Record of Coming Events.




Mutual Improvement Society.



| INTERESTING ITEMS. | A Heavy Rainfall. In eight days. commencing with Wednes- day, October 9th, the rainfall at Prestatyn has been 3'61 inches, the heaviest fall being on the 9th inst, when l-70 was registered. The significance of these figures can be the better realised when it is stated that the average rainfall per month is only two inches, or little more that half the fall on the nine days mentioned. Hillside Developments. Extensive operations are at present being conducted on the hillside in connection with the development of the Mount Ida estate, which adjoins the Pendre estate on the south- ward and eastward side A road is being formed in continuation of Linden Walk, the gradient here being com- paratively easy. After continuing a short distance uphill, the road curves to the right and finally runs directly parallel with the hillside. This at present is the scene of operations, there being plenty of Pioneer Work. Mr Wright and his staff of men are busily engaged in pioneer work on ground the nature of which varies greatly in character. In one place the soil lies several yards deep in another, limestone and other rocks have to be tackled by the aid of gunpowder. Quan- tities of fossils and ore-bearing quartz arc daily brought to light by means of the pick and shovel. Ideal Building Land. The end of all this will be a splendid new road, both sides of which are already available as building sites. Mr Gilbert Smith, the architect in charge of the estate, has divided a portion of the laud into building sites, and early developments are looked for- ward to. New Poets' Corner. Residents "on the flat" continually hear poetic hill-dwellers enlarge upon the georgeous sunsets visible from their vantage ground, and wax enthusiastic over the glorious and ever- varying scene lying at their feet. The opening of Mount Ida estate will provide an opportu- nity to many of sharing in the advantages of a situation where" every prospect pleases." It seems very probable that a cluster of hill- side villas will eventually become one of the leading features of the place. Cheaper in Prestatyn. From a district near Sydney, Australia, comes a copy of the Burrangong Argus." Although the news published therein is less in quantity than that appearing week by week in this paper, yet the price is threepence per copy. It is difficult to understand why this should be so, unless it is the result of Australian tariff" reform." Induction of Rev. W. Lewys Davies. The publication under notice contains an account of a large gathering of members of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, assembled for the purpose of welcoming their new minister the Rev. W. Lewys Davies, who had been inducted into the Young-Bland charge. Most Prestatynites will recollect with pleasure Mr Lewys Davies' connection with the minis- terial work of this town. An elder of the church, who occupied the chair, said that Mr Davies had already won the respect and goodwill of the people, and he (the speaker) was sure this would continue to grow. During the proceedings Mr Davies was presented with the minister's gown, and in responding said that he would endeavour to unite with the clergymen of other denomina- tions in the higher sphere of church duty, the sowing of the seed of Christianity, and the spread of its good work. Impressions of Australia. We are delighted with New South Wales and its people-a wonderful country," says Mr Lewys Davies. It is satisfactory to note, also, that notwithstanding the many at- tractions of the country of his adoption, Mr Lewys Davies still keeps in touch with Old North Wales. "I got I Prestatyil Weekly' regularly, and am much interested in the doings of Prestatyn citizens." Possibly we may hear further news of Mr Davies, his family, and cause, as time goes on. Subscriptions Wanted. The stormy weather of the past week or so has caused considerable inconvenience to many of the passengers by the motor train owing to the tack of any description of shelter at three out of the four stopping places on the route. Attention has often been drawn to this long-felt want, but without effect. It may be that a poverty-stricken railway com- pany is waiting for a public subscription to be opened to defray the cost of these much- required shelters Anyway, a very few pounds would provide this necessary con- venience. All are Invited. Rehoboth Literary Society open their winter session on Wednesday next, at 7-45 p.m., by an entertainment, to attend which all are heartily welcome. Re-opening of Council Schools. Prestatyn Council Schools re-open on Mon- day next, after three weeks enforced idleness. Preaching Meeting. At Bethel Wesleyan Church on Satur- day evening and all day on Sunday, the half- yearly preaching meetings were held, when the special preachers who took part in the services included Rev. Robert Curty (Rhyl), and Rev. D. M. Griffiths (Didsbury College). Rhyl Free Library. During tne past month 1019 books of fiction were issued from the Free Library. Mr W. Rees has given several works on "Photography" to the Library; a "North Wales Directory and Guide" has been received from the publishers, Mr J. A. Powell has presented copies of Cassell's Popular Edu- cator," the Cambridge University Press has sent twelve volumes of the "Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges," the Religious Tract Society has sent twelve volumes of its publi- cations, and Mr Llewellyn Lloyd has pre- sented a copper-plate engraving of John Lloyd, an old Flintshire worthy. Floods in the Vale of Clwyd. As the result of the recent rains, the greater part of the Vale of Clwyd between Denbigh and Rhewl is under water. The roads leading tojLlanrhaidr Station are impassable owing to the overflowing of the rivers Clwyd and Clywedog. Cattle and sheep have had to be gathered in, and many of the district roads and footpaths are flooded.

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The Parish Church.

The Long Evenings.