J. LLOYD JONES, rom Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chymists to the Queen), j DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMIST. THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN. Prescriptions carefully compounded under the per- sonal supervision of the Princii ,1. Telephone No. 3yl. I ] For Home-made i BREAD THAT WILL PLEASE THE MOST CRITICAL PALATE, GO TO &'M maun S weilwiiilodlll THE STORES. A. E. WILLIAMS, Pastry Cook and Confectioner, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Wedding & Christening Cakes made to order. Tea Rooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pic-Nic Parties catered for. WALL PAPERS! Sweeping Clearance of 1907 Stock at a big Discount. The Reduced Price is plain marked in our Stock Pattern Book. We have also an assortment of JOB LOT BUNDLES. First come get the best pick. NOTE ADDRESS:- T.Parru Williams & Do THE PAINTERS AND DECORATORS. SHOWROOMS The Grove, VICTORIA AVENUE PRESTATYN. A. W. JONES, Baker, Grocer, and Provision M erchant, PROVINCIAL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telepbone 5x. PRESTATYN Choice Teas, 1/6, 1/8, and 2/- per lb. 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. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, fligh Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE 2, CAIRNS TERRACE. E. D. JONES, BUILDER & CONTRACTOR, and Bardic Chair Maker, OLIVE VILLA, Meliden Road, PRESTATYN. Miss Storrar, INGLESIDE, PRESTATYN gives Lessons in Plain and High-Class COOKERY, SWEET-MAKING, CHOCOLATE-COVERING, etc- HILLSIDE," Acrfran Terrace, Meliden. On Thursday, October 31st, 1907 Sale of Couch in Mahogany, Small Sideboard in Mahogany, Mahogany Centre-leg Table, Deal-top Tables with turned legs, Occasional Tables, Chairs in Mahogany Framing, Full and Single-size Bedsteads, Spring and Wool Mattresses, Bolsters aud Pillows, Dressiug Chests and Toilet Tables, Toilet Mirrors, Toilet Ware, Chests of Drawers, Towel Rails, Bed- room Chairs, Brass Stair Rods, Fenders and Fire Irons, Linoleums, Hearthrugs, Fire Screens, Crock- ery, Small Kitchen Dresser, Mangle, Kitchen Tables and Utensils, Rain Tubs, etc., which MR. FRANK JEWELL has been instructed to offer for Sale by Public Auction on the above premises. On View Morning of Sale. Sale at 1 o'clock. Terms :—CASH. Anction and Estate Offices, Station Yard, Prestatyn. NOW is the Time TO PLANT BULBS, TREES AND FRUIT BUSHES of all kinds. Buy HARDY Stock raised on the bleak uplands Price Lists sent on receipt of Post Card. :8:. "V". GtOOXjID, The Nurseries, GWAENYSGOR. PRUNING OF FRUIT TREES Undertaken Personally.
In calling attention to the fact that no plans had been deposited in connection with the new street near Plas, Councillor Griffith was perfectly justified. It seems preposterous that by-laws which had been framed for the well-being of our town should be ignored by the very men who were elected to enforce them. At the same time we must remember, in reading the report of the Council's pro- ceedings last Monday, that Councillor Linnell had not arrived at the meeting when this matter was under discussion, and therefore had no opportunity of explaining on this occasion the reasons why the plans had not been deposited. The by-laws (as Councillor Griffith showed) are very explicit on the point in question. Every person who shall intend to lay out a street shall give to the Council notice in writing of such intention and shall at the same time deliver a plan and sections of such intended street. Such person shall show on every such plan the intended level and width, the points of the compass, the intended mode of construction, the intended name of such street and its inten- ded position in relation to the streets nearest thereto," etc., etc. All this, as everyone will admit, is very necessary in considering the proper arrangement, construction and relationship of the various thoroughfares in a town, especially in a young town like Pres- tatyn. Very much depends upon such officials as the town surveyor, who have the oversight of these matters, and upon whose influence often lies the difference between a well-planned town and the reverse. 4. -— A remark dropped by Councillor John Cunnah at Monday's meeting deserves more than passing notice. This was to the effect that there is a possibility of a paik being presented to the people of Prestatyn. All who know Mr Cunnah realise his public-spirited nature, and seeing how deficient our town is in open spaces devoted entirely to public use, the donor of such a gift would be entitled to the gratitude of all residents. Everyone will welcome Councillor Ingle- field's announcement of a probable early reduction in the rates, although the Chair- man's reminder of the £1000 overdraft serves to keep us from expecting too much. As Councillor Banks says, we shall be obliged to begin to spend a little on improvements if we are to keep pace with the times. -+- We wonder why the Medical Officer's salary should be increased. Also, why a local practitioner could not be prevailed upon to accept the post. The "travelling expenses" (which the salary is supposed to include) would be nil were the medical officer resident in our midst, and the money would not go out of the town. It is probable, also, that our present medical officer is a very busy man, with little time to spare for this distant portion of his circuit.
HOREB Ii MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. The first meeting of this Society was held on Monday evening, when there was a good attendance. An address was given by the President (Rev E. Mostyn Jones) dealing with d Character, and its formation." The speaker mentioned the educational advantages of this class of Society, and what an influence it had on the formation of the character of members. The address was a most helpful one, appealing more particularly to young people. Mr Row- lands (Manchester), Mr J. Thomas, and Mr Thos. Williams, C.C., also spoke. The syllabus of the Society has just been issued and among other subjects to be dealt with are Franchise for Women The chief needs of the church of to-day," Should ministers of religion take part in political matters?" Should total abstinence be made a condition of church membership?" "Which is the best way to make Wesleyanism a greater power in the land?" "Should women hold office in the church?" Is there need for two Houses of Parliament?" Is it advantageous or disadvantageous for Wales to retain her language ?" Is the world improving or deteriorating?" etc., etc. 0
REHOBOTH C.M. LITERARY SOCIETY. The inaugural meeting of the Literary and Debating Society formed in connection with this church was held on Wednesday evening, when a miscellaneous programme was contri- buted to by Mrs Eames, Miss Dilys Hughes, Miss Dorothy Roberts, and Miss G. M. Jones (Caradoc Villa), gramalphone selections being given by Mr Morris Dowell. The Rev. Ezra Jones (President of the Society) gave an address, speaking of the advantages to be derived by young people who became mem- bers of these societies. The chairman of the meeting was Mr H. R. Hughes, Bank House, and in the course of his remarks he stated the Society was formed for the purpose of creating a taste for good literature, to pro- mote study, and to teach voung members to express themselves intelligently. It was their duty to take advantage of every oppor- tunity which tended to the acquisition of knowledge, and the advantage to be gained from these societies was such that he could testify to the fact that many public men, holding good positions, had laid the founda- tion of their success through attending such societies as these. At the conclusion a hearty vote of thanks was accorded all who had taken part, on the preposition of Mr Wm. Davies (treasurer), seconded by Mr R. J. Williams (secretary). It has been arranged that during the C) session the following subjects, among others, will be dealt with Should the Government or the People decide what measures are the most essential?" Should the Government claim the right to interfere in disputes between master and man ?" "Have the South Walians or North Walians done the more to promote religion?" Should women have seats on public bodies?" Is Passive Resistance justi- fiable?" "Is the work of the present Govern- ment worthy of support?" Is Wales ripe for the disestablishment and disendowment of the Established Church?" A night with the Welsh Bards," etc., etc.
TRINITY LITERARY GUILD. This new society has just completed the preparation of its syllabus, and the meetings, which will be held every Friday from 8 to 9 o'clock, will as a rule be open to the public free. Next Friday Mr E. Pitchford will pro- vide An Evening with Tennyson." For this special event, threepence will be charged for admission. Some of the topics which will come under consideration at later meetings will be respectively How insects are pro- tected against their enemies," by Mr F. Gilbert Smith The poetry of Longfellow," by Dr. Townsend Kings of Music by the Misses Yeoman Dickens' Christmas Books" by Miss Partington "Shakespeare's Heroines by Mr R. G. Scrivener "A tour in Norway by Rev. W. Yeoman R. L. Stevenson" by Mr H. Partington "Ruskin's life and teaching by Mr E. Pitchford, etc.
Christ Church. The harvest thanksgiving services were continued here on Sunday, the Vicar (Rev O. J. Davies, M.A.) preaching in the morning. In the evening the Rev. Dan. Edwards, M.A., preached in Welsh and English, the rev. gentleman's eloquent and impressive discourse being listened to with much interest. There was an exceptionally large congregation at the English services, and throughout the day appropriate music was rendered, two anthems (Welsh and English) being sung by the choir, with Mr T. E. Williams at the organ.
Presbyterian Church. The services of thanksgiving for the in- gathering of the harvest are to be held at this church on Sunday, when the special preacher will be the Rev E. Pierce, Llandudno. The following evening there is to be a social tea and entertainment, when vocal and instru- mental music will be rendered. During the evening the fruit, flowers, etc., used in the decorating of the church will be disposed of.
Prospect of Reduced Rates. Mr T. J. Scott, J.P., presided over the monthly meeting of the Prestatyn Urban Council on Monday, when there were also present Messrs Thos Jones, J.P., J. 13. Linneli, J.P., J. Pritchard, H. Wright, T. B. Griffith, A. Greenwood, Thos. Hughes, J. Cunnah, W. Inglefield, and J. Banks, also the Surveyor and Clerk. BODNANT AVENUE. At the conclusion of the last monthly meeting, the Council resolved itself into a committee and discussed the draft questions on which the opinion of Counsel waS to be taken with regard to the above road. It was decided that Mr Alexander Glen, K.C., be consulted. COUNTY RATE BASIS. A letter had been received from the County Council with regard to the proposed county- rate basis. After discussion it was decided that no objection be made. ASSESSMENT OF THE RAILWAY. At a special meeting of the Council it was reported there had been a long discussion in reference to the re-assessment of the railway, and the decision arrived at was that the attention of the Assessment Committee be drawn to the matter, this Council being of opinion that the time had arrived when the assessment should be increased. It was also decided that a copy of the resolution be for- warded to all Assessment Committees and Overseers along the coast where the railway had been doubled. In reply to Mr Griffith, the Clerk stated no steps had yet been taken in the matter. PUBLIC HEALTH MATTERS. The Sanitary Inspector had drawn the attention of the Council to the lack of proper refuse receptacles in Jubilee Terrace. It had been decided that final notice be deferred, the owner having given an undertaking to provide proper receptacles forthwith. RAILWAY COMPANY'S GROYNE. The Surveyor reported having drawn the attention of the Railway Company's engineer to the effect of the recently constructed groyne at Gronant, and the reply had been laid before the Road Committee, who resolved that the Surveyor should make frequent observations of its effect and report. PLANS. The plan of a proposed new street off Linden Walk for Dr. Townsend was approved. Plans of proposed drainage for Mrs Coward's cottages at Top y Pentre had been considered, and it was decided to approve the same without prejudice as to any future action of the Council in relation to the pro- perty as a whole. Plan of a conservatory for Mr Parry Williams was approved. MAINING OF ROADS. It was reported that Councillors T. J SJott, J.P., and T. B. Griffith, along with the Surveyor, attended at Mold on the 2nd inst. Mr Scott explained the Council's view of the matter, and applied that High Street and Nant Hall Road be mained, in addition to Gronant and Meliden Roads. No decision was arrived at. Siuce the meeting Mr Scott had put in writing the points referred to at the Conference, and forwarded the same to the Clerk (Mr Bromley) at his request. IGNORING THE BY-LAWS. On the minutes of the Road and Improve- ment Committee coming up for adoption, Mr T. B. Griffith said he would like to know why soma ratepayers were allowed to make new roads without depositing plans, while others had first to submit plans to the Council. He wished to know if there were different by-laws for different people. These roacls were made, and then the Council were asked to take them over. They had had plenty of trouble with another road recently. whereas if the by-laws had been carried out everything would have been all right. A road was being made now in contravention to their by-laws, said Mr Griffith, and he read the sections bearing on his point. Why not carry out the by-laws ? he asked. If they were not to be carried out then they may as well throw the whole lot in the fire. Mr Banks: I should like to know what road Mr Griffith refers to. Mr Griffith It is being made by Lady McLaren, and comes across Mr Dowell's field and through Plas grounds The work has been going on for three weeks now. Mr Banks said the question was whether this was a continuation of one of the roads previously commenced. If not, then Lady McLaren should certainly be called upon to comply with the by-laws. The other road had been made in the teeth of the Council, and bad caused much trouble. Mr Cunnah I am making a road, but it would be my last thought to bring a plan to the Council. If I asked you to take it over you could object when you came to inspect it if you did not approve of the road. You can do nothing until then. We don't know Lady McLaren's intention, and we have no power until asked to adopt the road. The Chairman stated Mr Cunnah's inter- pretation of the by-law was wrong. Mr Griffith Would Mr Cunnah have the impudence, after making a rotten road, to ask the Council to take it over in about 20 years ? Mr Banks The same rule applies to roads as to houses plans should be submitted. The Surveyor stated he had written Mr Linnell pointing out that no plans had been deposited, but no notice was taken of his letter. Later he accompanied the Chairman of the Road Committee to interview Mr Linnell, when the latter stated verbally there was no need to send in plans until the Council was asked to take the road over. That was entirely wrong, continued the Purveyor. If the road was to be a private one it would be different, but if it was intended to build houses there then it was necessary to send in a plan of the road. Mr Griffith proposed that a copy of the paragraph in the by-laws dealing with this point be sent to Lady McLaren. Mr Henry McLaren had told the Council recently that they were always willing to comply with the by-laws. The speaker's opinion was that Lady McLaren did not know of this by-law. Dealing with the section of the by-law as read by Mr Griffith, Mr Wright wanted to know was it necessary to furnish all the parti- culars as mentioned there. He considered the making of a street should be under the jurisdiction of the Surveyor, but it would be unreasonable to expect designs to be furnished of probable buildings when the road was only being laid out. (Continued on jiaye 4.) »
A Preference for "Loafing." Two news items are prominent this week. One is the complete failure of the Technical Instruction Committee to get together suffi- cient students to form one class, and the other is the complaint of many residents as to fruit robberies, wilful damage to gardens, and loafing about the streets of a number of local youths. Place these two together, and the moral is obvious. The police will be looking forward to a busy time.
A Timely Alternative. Although the evening classes have fallen through for the time being, an alternative which comes at an opportune moment has this week been put forward by no fewer than four of our churches, with a prospect of more in the near future. We refer to the literary societies, the winter session of which f are now being announced. Particulars will be found elsewhere.
t Technical Instruction. 3 A meeting of the local committee having ) charge of the above classes was held on Fri- day night, when it was reported that very few candidates had sent in their names. It was decided to communicate with the super- intendents of all the Sunday schools reques- ting them to appeal for candidates. This was done, but the result was not very encour- ) aging, only two more names being sent in. The consequence is that the classes will have to be dropped, nine names being the most sent in for any subject (shorthand), the ) qualifying number being fifteen. Music, book-keeping, needlework, and dressmaking, ( failed to attract but very few candidates. It is much to be regretted that so little cntlm- í siasm has been aroused in the classes, as the benefit to be derived from them is certainly great.
The New Boy is the title of a farcical comedy to be pro- duced at the Town Hall on Thursday next by the Liverpool Municipal Amateur Dramatic ) Society, the members of which are said to be ) very capable actors. The piece has been dis- > cribed as the crowning comedy triumph of a century," so that an evening's pleasant amusement can be looked forward to. The proceeds are in aid of the local Constitutional I Club, and the tickets are said to be selling well.
j Youths' Depredations. Residents on the shore side of the railway have recently been much annoyed by a num- T her of youths who, not content with creating f disturbances at night, have played havoc with fruit and flower gardens. One resident who has suffered in this respect has taken G measures to put a stop to the practice, the result being that a number of youths have bad to apologise and pay for the damage 7 done. It is to be hoped this will have the 1 5 desired effect, especially as it is stated that some of the youths concerned have arrived at an age when they should know better than f be an annoyance to the neighbourhood.
j Record of Coming Events. Oct. 31.—Dramatic Performance, ''The New Boy," at the Town Hall (Prestatyn Constitutional Club). b Nov. 3rd and 4tli.—Preaching Meetings at Horeb ) Wesleyan Chapel. Nov. 7th. -Social Tea and Entertainment at the Congregational Church. Dec. 12.—English Presbyterian Church Xmas Tree 1 and S.de of Work.