holesate dn 12 WfiTERST, I#lv5r RHYL. W07y/? DEpor Wholesale Dealer in aud Bottler of ass's, Allsopp's, and Ind Coope and Co.'s Ales. Guinness's Extra Dublin Stout. S)1e Agent for Anglo-Bavarian Ales. Pilsener Lager Beer (Jacob's) Devonshire Cider, Perry, &c., in Cask and Bottle. Families ilnd the Trade Supplied. WINE MERCHANT, ft, HIGH STREET, RHYL (Near the Fountain). KA8S (ft WORTEINGTON'S ALBS, tCINNESS' DUBLIN X/ STOUT, V ■» CASK ASJ> Gold Label mmtl* HIGHLAND WHISKY. s!/ John Jameson's yZ^ IRISH WHISKY. Henri Norman & Co.'s V"A • ^5^ COGNAC BRANDY and CHAMPAGNES. — Full Price Lists on Application Wholesale Agent for Moet and Chandon's Champagnes. I'll Swpar upon that Bottle." Temptst, Jet 3, Seem III. WHITBREAD & Co.'s London Cooper, Stouts & Ales. Dozen Pint Bottles-Imperial Measure. (Robert Baker, Sole Agent). Sold by H. A. 8TEER, Wine Merchant, 73, High Street. The Belvoir&Pier Hotel. (OPPOSITE THE PIK8 & PAVILION). THE LEADING, HOTEL IN RHYL. Over 50 Rooms. Private Rooms. Public Drawing Room for Visitors. Special Dinners and Luncheons to order. Recherche Wines. Cold Luncheons always ready. BILLIARDS. The finest Smoke room in Rhyl. rGOOD STABLING. Tariffs on application. F. GIBSON, Manager, Late of the Palace Hotel, Hastings.
DEATH OF MR POCHIN. Mr H D Pocbin, J.P., D.L., died at Bodnant Hall, near Bettws-y-coed, aged 71, at midnight on Monday, The cause of death was apoplexy. Mr Pochin was a native of Leicester, and on leaving school was apprenticed to a local chemist and druggist. Subsequently settling in Man- chester, he took a position in the establish- ment of Mr James Woolley (now J Woolley, Sons & Co.). On the failure in health of Mr Halliday, of the firm of Halliday and Co., (in which Mr Woolley was a partner), chemical manufacturers, Quay-street, Salford, Mr Pochin became the manager of the works, afterwards conducted under the firm of "Pochin and Woolley." As the result of a valuable discovery, which was patented, they entered on the manufacture of aluminous cake on an extensive scale at Newton Heath. Shortly aftpr the passing of the Limited Liability Act of 1855, Mr David Chadwick with Mr Pochin md other friends, formed a syndicate for the conversion of several large concerns from private ownership into public companies. The transaction proved highly remunerative, and Mr Pochin rapidly realised a fortune. He became connected officially with a considerable number of the most important manufactures and industries of the kingdom, and was at one time a director of not fewer than twenty-two con- cerns. He was deputy chairman of Bolckow, Vaughan, & Co., Limited, and John Brown and Co., Limited, and of the Metropolitan Railway, and held many other responsible appointments. After serving as a Councillor in the Salford Corporation he was elected Mayor of the borough in November, 1866, and again in the following year. In Nov- ember, 1868, he successfully contested Stafford in the Liberal interest for a seat in the House of Commons, but was unseated the following year on petition, along with bis Conservative fellow-member, Captain Mellor, their places being taken by Mr T Salt, jun., and the Hon R Talbott, both being Conservatives. After this defeat he retired from public life and devoted himself to his numerous commercial engagements. For several years Mr Pochin lived at Barn Elms, Surrey, but about 1880 he bought an estate on the river Conway, and there built his house of Bodnant H-til. In politics be was originally a member of the Liberal party, but in 1886 he joined the Liberal Unionists, and held the office of a vice-president in their association, Mr Pochin was a magis- trate for the Salford Hundred and a deputy lieutenant for the County of Denbigh. In addition to his Vale of Conway estate, Mr Pochin purchased that of Golden Grove, and other lands within a short distance of Rhyl. Having made Wales his adopted country, and agriculture his future study, Mr Pochin set about to improve the breed of cattle, under the advice of that excellent judge the late Mr Wm Bell. On a memor- able occasion all the tenantry were brought together to meet Mr Pochin, his friend Mr Ayrtoa, Mr Bell and other gentlemen, to inspect the Bodrhyddan stock and that of Golden Grove. After dinner they were addressed on subjects pertaining to their welfare as farmers and stock-keepers. Mr ^Pochin's interests, however, were not con- fined entirely to agriculture. He placed his enterprising skill and his wealth at the I service of Prestatyn, and thereby gave a fair start for the development of that desir- able locality as a health-resort, an impetus from which the inhabitants have largely benefited. At considerable expense he brought a splendid supply of good water not only to Prestatyn, but also to the villages ot Meliden and Dyserth, a boon of the ut- most importance to the inhabitants. In addition to this he established gas-works at the former place, constructed roads, and made the sea-front presentable to those seeking health and pleasure at this resort., In his death Prestatyn has lost a liberal jpatron and promoter of its welfare whilst the Bodnant Estate finds itself deprived of 1 one who had spent many thousands of pouads in its improvement. Owing to ill-health and a desire to relieve himself of the burden of supervision, and so that she might be fully acquainted with the details of the whole facts as to leases and the methods of working the same, Mr Pochin, some time since, handed over the estates to Mrs MacLaren, his daughter. He is to be buried to morrow (Saturday) at Bodnant.
THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. MEETING AT RHYL. For Monday evening an address was announced to be delivered by Mr Rendal, of London, at the Board Room, on behalf of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Taking into account the miserable state of the weather, there was a goodly attendance, several ladies having encountered the discomfort of slush, rain, and cold, so as to be present. Mr Aidney, the hon. secretary of the local branch, read a letter from its president, Mr M A Ralli, J.P., in which that gentleman expressed regret at his inability to be present. He had been in bed for 12 days, and was not yet strong enough to venture out. Mr J Y Strachan, J.P., who had promised Mr Ralli to take his place, occupied the chair. Like the audience he extremely regretted the absence of Mr Ralli, and that more deeply because of the warm-heartedness of that gentleman's attachment to the society (hear, hear). It was a society which demanded their warmest support and sympathy. Judging of the efforts made in this district, the officer appeared to be discharging his duties with courtesy, but at the same time with firmness and enthusiasm (hear, hear). The branch had done good work, and deserved increased support. Anyone residing in the district could vouch for the fact that it was high time for such an institution to be represented in it; and the formation of a branch at Rhyl had been amply justified (applause). The hon. sec. then read Inspector Hunt's report to the committee, and which was as follows Irspeitor's Report to the Committee of the LocalBranch. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,—I beg to present my report for the past season. The chief caase of cruelty to animals in the district is with respect to working horaes in an unfit state, and for causing them to be so worked. A number of drivers and others have been cautioned in slight cases, whilst in nine more serious cases, caa- tions have b-en sent direct from the head office in Lon- don to the offenders. A list of convictions obtained daring the past season is appended. The fines inflicted amounted to f35 14s, no part of wbith is re- ceived by the society. Tiie treatment of animals in fairs, poultry in transit, cab and the coach traffic have been closely watched, and attention has also been given to the donkeys daring the season, there being a marked improvement in the condition ant treatment of them. -I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, your obedient rervant A. E. HUNT. Oct 28th. 1895. Inspector Conviction* Obtained During the S-ason of 1895. Horses- W or king in an ut.fit state 18 Beating, kic'lcing, &c 1 Donkeys—Working in an unfit state. 1 Beating, kicking, &c 1 Sheep-Beatiug i Cat—Beating and torturing. l Fowls-wollndmg by tying legs tightly. 1 Owners caasing the above effences to be com- mitted 13 Aiding and 9 2 Total. 39 Four horses and three donkeys were destroyed. The following are the Courts at which convictions were obtained Rhyl 26 St Asaph 2 Abergele 1 Liardudno.. 2 Bettws-y-Coed 1 Llanrwat 7 Total 39 The hon. secretary added that the report was that of Inspector Hunt's work alone, and that of Inspectors Hampshire and Huggins was not included. Mr C. A. Reeks, country representative of the society, then addressed the gathering. He apolo- gised for the absence of M r Rendal, whose presence at the office was required. This was the 72nd year of the society's existence. If they could take their minds back seventy years, they would be appalled at the amount of cruelty practiced and tolerated in those days. There was a general system of cruelty going on unnoticed and uncon- trolled. A man who owned a horse or a donkey seemed to think that ne could do as he liked with the animal, and acted accordingly- Now, thanks to education, refinement, and the exertions of the society, no man dared with impunity to illtreat any animal (applause). They did not as a matter of choice rush into the police-court, except where necessary, and then they did not hesitate. They first of all tried education, cautions and admonitions. In the society's work there were 130 officers engaged, and at present 25 or 30 were being prepared for it in London. No officer was appointed to a district until after he had received from nine months to two years' careful training for the work. He received a course of instruction in anatomy and in the proper way of treating animals and their ailments. Whenever they saw an officer of the society they might rely upon it that, having gained his certificate of examination, he was a man fully qualified for the work entrusted to him (hear, hear). His keen and trained eye detected evidences of pain which would not be apparent to other people. As he goes his rounds he drops a hint to one and a caution to another and if these are not heeded then he reports to headquarters For every one conviction there are twenty cautions. No action is ever taken except on orders from head- quarters, and so neither the officer, the local secre- tary, nor the committee could be blamed. The head office in London undertook all the responsi- bility. The Society was not anxious for convic- tions, because every one of them cost from f2 to JE3. It never received a penny of the fines, and held back as long ias it could, but never hesitated to go into Court when required. A branch cost the society about £2.30, and they expected the local committee to provide £150. Mr Hubert O'Grady asked why it was that the society stood by and looked on the coursing of the hare. Mr Reeks replied that the coursing was done in the open. It was different when carried on in a confined space with wire netting all round. The hare was in the open, and it had the chance of exer- cising all the powers that God had given it to get away. Mr Hubert O'Grady said it was not a fair com- petition when there were men, horses, and perhaps a hundred dogs after it. Mr Reeks said their society would prosecute at once if there was a chance of securing a conviction, and public opinion would have to be educated against that sort of work. Mr O'Grady said it was not looked upon as cruelty because the upper classes indulged in it. It would be giving the hare a chance if there were only one or two dogs after it. The Chairman said he should like to know what steps the society had taken with regard to the shooting of tame pigeons. Mr Reeks said the Society had prosecuted in more than one case, but he did not remember whether they had secured a conviction. Personal- ly, be felt very strongly about the matter, and the society tried to draw the line between the killing of birds or animals for the purposes of food and the making of a poor creature's life the test of the skill of two men (applause). Many of the birds were also allowed to fly away wounded. As he had said before, the societv was a practical one, and they did not go into court unless they had a strong case, and the fact that they had secured 97 per cent convictions proved what he had said. The Chairman here announced that as a result of that meeting, Mrs Temple Ellis had presented another cheque for JE5 5s to the society (applause). He hoped that would be a good example for others. Mr W Elwy Williams, J.P., in proposing a hearty vote of thanks to the deputation, chairman, and secretary spoke of the excellent work the society was doing. He said he always felt that the persons who treated their animals well got on much better than those who did not. He believed in working a horse honestly, and in giving it food in accordance with the work it had to do. Mr P Mostyn Williams seconded, and the reso- lution was carried unanimously. Mr Reeks responded, and the proceedings then terminated.
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WASHED ASHORE AT RHYL. A CLUE TO AN UNKNOWN'S IDENTITY. I On Wednesday evening Mr R Bromley, County Coroner, held an inquest at the Town Hall, Rhyl on the body of an unknown seaman who was washed ashore early on Wednesday morning. Mr Edward Vaughan, The Baths, was elected foreman and the following comprised the jury: Messrs G W Pepper, 9, Bodfor-street; W R Miller; W J Miller, Imperial Hotel; Charles Snowden, Gros- venor Temperance Hotel; Robert Roberts, Mill Bank; J O Jones, Tea Exchange; Wm Davies, Windsor-street Peter -Evans, 14, Princes-street J E Roberts, Town H<ill; E S Smith, Crescent Hotel; Herbert Clarke, Windsor Vaults; Wm Stokes, Morfa Lodge and W A Taylor, Edward Henry-street. After the jury had viewed the body, The Coroner stated that the police had up to then failed to obtain evidence as to the identity of the man. They had done all they could in the short time at their disposal. Jno Jones, fisherman, residing at 188 Vale-road, Rhyl, said that at one o'clock tjiat morning he was on the shore opposite Beechwood-road, when he discovered the body of the deceased. It was in the water, and after telling a couple of his com- panions to look after the body, he went to the Police Station and gave information to the police. Two officers then proceeded to the shore, and removed the body on a stretcher. The tide had evidently left the body as it ebbed. P.C. J T Davies said he accompanied the last witness to the shore with P.C. Jones, of Prestatyn. After removing the body to a mortuary he searched it and found a tobacco pouch and pipe in the oil- skin coat and a knife in the trousers pocket. There was nothing with a name on it in the possession of the deceased. The body was dressed in a new suit of yellow oilskin, two shirts, tweed trousers, and blue drawers. There was also a clog on one foot. Witness considered that deceased was a oaOlTn!}n Dr Wm Ramsay Smith, M.B., B.S., B.Sc., said he visited the body that afternoon, and examined it externally. He found that all the exposed parts of the body were decomposed, and nearly all the hair was off his scalp, the few remaining hairs were fine in quality and between colours-light and dark. Two teeth were missing, they having been extracted some time ago. After explaining the appearance of the body, the doctor said the oilskins were rotten, and underneath them were two blue jerseys, sand, and clinkers. There were no initials on either of the jerseys and no tattoo marks on any part of the body but had there been any on the back of the hands they had been eaten away. The buttons on the trousers of the deceased were stamped" J H Milton, Manchester." The trousers were tweed and stopped at the knee. They were fastened with a band. The drawers were red in colour, but appeared to be blue, as the policeman had stated, where exposed to the action of the water. The height of the deceased was about 5ft. 9in. and he was a strong well-developed man. There were no distinctive external marks, except what might have been a small skin wound on the inner side of the left shin. Inspector Williams here handed the doctor a paper received from Southport describing the bodies of two fishermen drowned on October 2nd off Formby, and he said except in a few particulars the body found answered the description given. He thought that the body had been in the water for several weeks. Had the body been in deep water from October 2nd it could hardly have come to that state, but had it been lying in shallow water it would account for the condition of the body. The deceased might have been about 23 years of age, as one of his wisdom teeth had not been cut, and that would signify any age from 18 to 30. The deceased did not look like a seaman, but that would fit in with the fact that he had not been at sea long and was young. The evidence was in favour of death by drowning. After seeing the description of thp man lost at Formby it would be well to examine the body again, as he had only cut open the clothes and might have passed over such a thing as a.buckle on the side of the breeches at the knee. The Coroner considered it was their duty to identify the man if possible, ancl he advised that the inquest should be adjourned, so that the re- latives of the drowned fisherman named John Johnson, of Southport, aged 23, might be com- municated with. The Jury expressed the opinion that the body answered the published descriptions, and it was decided to adjourn the inquiry until 11 o'clock to-day (Friday).
The Welsh Pastoral Bard's Memorial. TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOURNAL. Sir—Will you allow me, as an old Ystradmeurig boy, to appeal through your columns for funds cowards building a church in memory of Edward Richard, founder of the well-Lnown Ystradmeurig Grammar Schocl ? He was born in the village of Ystradmeurig in 1714, consequently he was con- temporary with the renowned reformers Daniel Rowlands of Llangeitho; Howell Harries of Trevecca Jones, Llandowror, and others whose names are household words in the principality. He was a man of humble origin. His father was a clothier, and kopt a small inn in the village. At that time the Welsh clergy were insufficiently educated, and not as vigilant as they ought to have been in looking after the flocks committed to their charge. The consequence was that Row- lands, of Langeitho, left the church, and was in- strumental in forming the the sect known at the present day as Calvinistic Methodists." Instead of deserting yr hen fam," Edward Richard pre- ferred working on church lines. He stood manfully by the church and expressed hia dislike of the plan pursued by Rowlands and others in the following lines "E ddaeth yn ein hamser, i'r byd amryw bader, A Ilawer trwy Ficer Trefecca, Na ad i'r gau-frodyr, fy nghar, na chynghorwyr Disynwyr Deheudir dy hudo." Having discovered the real weakness and wants of the church, he set about rectifying them by opening a school at Ystradmeurig. His schoolroom was the old church, where he used to resort at four o'clock in the morning. In time students from all parts of the principality visited him. By dint of perseverance and economy he saved money and bought land, which he left in his will for the benefit of Ystradmeurig School. Here many emi- nent men received their early education, amongst them Archdeacons Jennings, of Westminster, and Richards of Caerwyn, W Hughes of Aber- ystwyth, Jones of Vaynor, Edwards of Llan- gollen, father of Bishop Edwards, and many other men of note. These were ordained from Ystradmeurig. The late Bishop Hughes of St. Asaph, the old sir, the Rev J Williams and his erudite son, John Williams, Archdeacon of Cardi- gan and churchwarden of Llanymddyfri School, were at Ystradmeurig. Edward Richard was a great man as a scholar, Welsh reformer and bard. His biographer, "Dafydd Ionawr" (David Rich- ards), who was a pupil of his, said, That he did nnt. lpave in Wales his emial." To the credit of the followers of the Rev Daniel Rowlands be it said that they have perpetuated the memory of the founder of their sect in a marble statue at Llangeitho. The same may be said of Charles of Bala, whose marble statue adorns the cloisters of the Athens of Wales. Let me now ask what has the Church done to perpetuate the name and good deeds of Edward Richard, who clung to the faith of his forefathers through evil and good report ? With shame and confusion of face, I frankly acknowledge that the Welsh Church has done nothing to hand down his name to posterity. The very church where he taught his pupils, and under whose dilapidated roof his ashes lie, has been in ruin for years, divine service having to be held in the adjoining schoolroom. This I con- sider a disgrace to the Welsh church, and especially to those who have been benefited directly or in- directly in the past and present generations by the self-denial and generosity of Edward Richard. Here we have a noble Welsh reformer without a monument, and his native parish without a church. In order to wipe off this blot a strong committee will be formed in the Diocese of Llandaff towards carrying out the object of building a memorial church at Ystradmeurig worthy of Edward Rich- ard. In his day and generation, and ever since, he has been a public benefactor to the whole of Wales, and on that account I hope that every patriotic Welsh churchman will give a helping hand to the headm6 ster of Ystradmeurig school in his laudable undertaking. At least £3,000 will be required, which is a large sum when we con- sider that the Parish of Ystradmeurig is about the I smallest and the poorest in Her Majesty's Domi- nions. In his eclogues several times he refers in terms of admiration to the old county families of Mabws, Crosswood (Trawscoed), and Nanteos. It is to be hoped that the representatives of these respected houses of the present day will handsome- ly head the subscription list. There is nothing like a good start.—I am &c., DAVID EVANS. The Vicarage, Abergele, Oct. 15.
FOREIGN COMPETITION is often declared to be the cause of much of the suffering in this country, and we are told that the number of foreigners in England make it very difficult for the Englishman to get a living. However this may be, it is certainly true that the presence 0: foreign matter in the blood endangers the health of the whole system. To purify the blood and to correct disorders of the liver and stomach, the only certain, safe and agreeable medicine is Holloway's Pills. If you suffer from gout, rheumatism or lumbago, scalds, burns, or similar evils, you must use with the least possible delay Holloway's Ointment. For over half-a-centurv these famoas remedies have been the faithful friend of man. I
Opening of the Rhuddlan Reading and Recreation Room. A meeting of trustees and the general committee was held last Monday evening, when the following attended Messrs. W. Conwy Bell, R. C. Enyon, John Roberts, T. Ellis, T. Davies, J. H. Jones, E. G. Morris, Hy. Edwards, Edw. Evans, Sergt. Jones, Rev B. Evans, and Roger Hughes, and J. O. Hughes, secretaries. In the absence of Captain Conwy, Mr W. Conwy Bell was voted to the chair. The Chairman, in a few suitable remarks, said that he was very pleased to occupy the chair on the very evening the room was to be thrown open to the general public, although he regretted that it was not to be occupied by Capt. Conwy, who had been in earlier in the evening, and brought with him a good supply of papers and journals. The room looked very cheerful, with good lamps, comfortable chairs, and warm stoves. It would be very pleasant to see young men in the room, rather than see them standing on the corners of the streets. He hoped that as trustees and a committee they would work together and make the reading room a success. They had undoubtedly one of the finest and most comfortable rooms in North Wales. Even Rhyl could not boast of such a room, and it was only that day a gentleman remarked to him how proud they ought to be of such a room; it was a matter of congratulation to see such a bright and cheerful room, which by perseverance they had got together, and which had taken some time to get up. He hoped they would not be jealous of each other, but work together in such a manner so as to make the room a thorough success. They had their rules passed and printed, and he hoped they would adhere to the same. If any members thought they could better the rules he would be very pleased to see them bringing drafts of the same before them. They had that night 40 periodicals, journals, and papers on the tables. Capt. Conwy and Mr Roger Hughes had worked very energetically together in the movement, and he (Mr Bell) was sure they both felt very proud to see such a room as that. His friends were con- tinually telling him how lucky they in Rhuddlan were to possess such a room. Captain Conwy had already become a subscriber of jE5 per annum, and no doubt other landowners in and about Rhuddlan would also prove as liberal. He again hoped they would work heartily together, independent of religious, political, or party feelings (applause). The Rev. B. Evans (Baptist minister) said he was very thankful for such a room as they had, and now they commenced to enjoy what they had expected and longed for many years, and he hoped it would be patronised by the town generally, and he further hoped they would work together and encourage one another to come there, as he thought it would be a great benefit for the inhabitants. They had already bad very kind donors. —Several gentlemen present were then elected to take charge of the room on alternate nights. After a few arrangements had been made, and preliminaries gone through, the doors, which had been besieged during the evening, were opened, and it is very gratifying to know that every evening the room is crowded with an array of cheerful, bright, and happy faces, and the utmost quietness prevails. Splendid furniture has been obtained, and the chairs have been made by the well-known firm of Messrs. West and Collier, of Henley-on-Thames, and the pitch-pine tables by Messrs, Edwin Jones and Sons, Rhyl. The room was built by Messrs. E. T. Blakely and Co., Liverpool.
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NOTES FROM PRESTATYN. At the present time there are apparently donbts exis. ting in the minds of many as to whether the buildiug used as a Poiice Court will be available for that purpose for any further length of time, seeing the alterations and business extensions which are going on around. No doubt it is the best available room at Prestatyn, although its accommodation for police court purposes is not only limited. but of an uncomfortable and uninviting charac- ter. With the thoaghts of an alteration in the town of Prestatyn-we have got beyond the word villaze visions of public buildings flash across my mind, and I think of the modest cottage which does service for the headquarter* of oor solitary po.iceman, and the store- room which for a long time has served for the dispensing of justice to rich and poor alike, even though our County Council has taken over twelve months to deliberate whether they will or will not (apparently the latter) fix a screen in the court room, behind which the magistrates might discuss legal difficulties, and the depth of a man's pocket. But happy thought There are hopes for Prestatyn yet, and perhaps our newly made magistrate, Mr W Etwy Williams, who in the put showed his great interest in the place by ad.Iressing and advising several public meetings, will prevail upon the County Counci', or the Standing Joint Committee, to take this matter in hand. While I have no illfeelins? towards our new J.P., I do hope that the day will be cold when he first sits on the Bench—I beg pardon, at the table-at Prestatyn. He will then realise how verv uncomfortable the court house is, and how tradly that screen soling promised is needed. fs it true that the Railway Company helVe decided to utilise gas for lighting their premises atPrestatyu, now that the new Parish Council lamps throw the station so much into the shade ? Fancy a station like Prestatyn ft the close of the 19th century "illuminated" by means of oil lamps, when there is gas laid on to nearly all the shops here! Time works wonders, especially with the L. & N. W. Railway, if you only wait long enough. A change has been made as to the new station, and I believe the work has been stopped. But don's get frightened, perhaps the sudden cessation of work is for the best. I under- stand that an alteration has been made in the plans, and that in all probability we shall be able to boast of a far better structure than we anticipated. At the pre- sent time part of the foundations have been excavated and timber prepared, but until the new arrangements are decided on nothing further will be done. I believe the new bridge is ready for opening, and it now only requires the magistiates to walk over it and to certify that it is all right. Many are the improvements contemplated in the way of school premises At Prestatyn. I believe that the National School Managers ire doing all they can to pro- vide the necessary for a new school. The Educa- tion Department have also cast their eyes on the British School, and I notice that a new porch is being erected there it will cost about £ 30. If the Parish Council have secured the piece of open ground below the railway, cannot they do something towards making the road there more passable ? One would almost imagine that he was walking on the Rhyl sands when passing along that way after dark. The news of the death of Mr Pochin, which reached here by telegraph on Tuesday, came as a great sur- prise to everyone, and much sympathy is expressed for the family of Mrs MacLaren. The funeral takes place on Saturday at Bodnant. TWM O'R NANT.
Teetotal Hypocrisy." TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOURNAL. DEAR SIR.-In your last issue, under the above head- ing, you have a leading article on which I wish to say a few words. Lhave not much to say about Mr Marchant Williams' statement at Chester. I hope he is mistaken in his estimate of the number of professing total absti- nence Ministers who are not so in reality. Let the blame be p'aced only upon the individuals who are hypocrites, and not upon teetotallers as a body. Your remarks about the inconsistency of Welsh M.P.'s who are not total abstainers voting for the Local Veto Bill I cannot understand. The Local Veto Rill is not a Tee- total Biil. It is a measure founded on the sound Liberal principle of Government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Men who have no sym pathy with teetotalism can without hypocrisy support that principle. The Bill has been falsely represented as an attempt by the so-called extreme total abstinence party to tyrannize over those who do not agree with them. What is it, really ? It is giving the people the power (which the magistrates have now) to say whether they with to have the traffic or not. How can it be taking away a working man's liberty to give him power? The woiking men know their wants and needs in re- ference to the traffic in their midst better than the magistrates who live far away. The Local Veto Bill does not rob a poor man of hit beer. The following lines are from John Ploughman's Pictares (a book worth reading): What! rob a poor man of his beer And give him good victuals insead ? Your heart's very hard, Sir, I fear, Or at least you are soft in the head. What! rob It poor man of his mug, And give him a house of his own, With kitchen and parlour so snug ? 'Tis enough to draw tears from a stone. What I rob a poor man of his glass, And teach him to read and to write ? What save him from being an ass ? 'Tis nothing but malice and spite. What rob a poor man of his ale, And prevent him from beating his wife, From being locked up in a jail, With penal employment for life ? What! rob a poor man of his beer, And keep him from starving his child ? It makes one feel awfully queer, And I'll thank you to draw it more mild. You refer to Mr E T Smith and his remarks about Ministers of the Gospel holding brewery shares. I have no doubt he can answer for himself, and I hope, if legally permissible, he will publish the names. A Mini- ster of the Gospel of Christ ought to know something of the sad results of drunkenness, brought on by moderate drinking, and he should do all he can to stay the ter- rible evil. The letter is getting too long.-Yours truly. 8, Beechwood Road, Rhyl. JONES. October 29th, 1895.
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THE PROPOSED RECREATION GROUND FOR RHYL. On Friday night, an adjourned meeting was held at the Grosvenor Hotel, Rhyl, under the presidency of Mr J Y Strachan, J.P., to consider the advisabiliiy of forming a limited liability com- pany for the purpose of establishing a recreation ground for Rhyl. Present: The Rev. 0 J Davies, Capt Keatinge, J.P., Messrs R M Hugh-Jones, R Bromley (County Coroner), C Maltby (Colet House), C Connah, S Snowden, W C Bell, Bell Roberts, W H Jones, Nelson, G Moss, C E Totty, J 0 Jones, J Evans (Gwalia), &c. The Chairman explained that a committee was appointed to view several sites suggested and ordered to report to the adjourned meeting. Accordingly, the gentlemen comprising the com- mittee met on Saturday last, and after inspecting several sites, they had come to the unanimous decision to recommend the purchase of the Botanical Gardens field, as being the most suitable site in the town, taking everything into consider- ation. Capt Keatinge stated that the best way to deal with the question was to form a limited liability company, and in order to obtain general support the shares should be made as small as possible. He therefore proposed that the company should have a capital of 4-1,500, which would cover the purchase of the ground, and the erection of the necessary buildings, the laying oujjjiof the ground, cycle tracks, &c. He thought the shares should not be more than a zCl each. There was one difficulty in selecting the Botanical Gardens, and that was as to where they could play football. Mr R Bromley congratulated the committee upon having set to work so quickly and arrived at a definite conclusion. It was stated that the ground would be suitable for football, cricket, and tennis. After a lengthy discussion it was definitely decided to form a limited liability company with a capital of 1,500 in £1 shares. The following gentlemen signified their intention of taking shares :—Mr J Y Strachan, 50; Captain Keatinge, 20; Mr R Bromley (County Coroner), 20; Mr R M Hugh Jones (Colet House), 12; Mr C Connah, 10; Mr W C Bell, 10; Mr W H Jones, 5: Mr Bell Roberts, 5 Mr J 0 Jones, 5 Mr Andrews, 5; Mr C Totty, 5. The total number of shares taken up in the room was S163. It was decided that the Site Committee should ascertain from the Committees of the Football, Tennis, and Cycling Clubs to what extent the members would subscribe to the Company, and in every other way promote its success and well being, and that they report to the adjourned meeting to be held at the Grosvenor Hotel on Friday at 8 o'clock.
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FOOTBALL NOTES. It can be said that the season with the Rhyl Football Club has now fairly coromen-ed, and it will be a long time before Rhyl spectators will forget the match of Satardav last between Rhyl and Flint in the First Round of the North Wales Coast Association Cup How it is that play cannot be started in time I cannot understand. On this occasion it was half-an-hour after the announced time before the teams faced each other on the field. Flint was fnlly represented, and the following did service for Rhyl :-Goal-W Glass backs—G Topping and J Pickering; half-backs-Alf Williams, W Hatherley Jones (captain), and C Totty forwards—W Jones (Aquarium-street), Alf Jones, W Lloyd, Will Jones, and I Williams. There was a large number of spectators on the ground, and the captain of the Rhyl team, with his usual good luck, won the spin of the coin. He elected to defend the Pavilion goal, putting his opponents to face the sun and wind. No sooner was the ball sent towards the Flint goal than the local lefts took it up the field, and for the moment it looked as though they would have scored, but the Flint backs frastrated them. The ball was then returned, but Topping was not long in placing it back. The Flint goalkeeper saved in grand style after a scrimmage, but on the home forwards returning to the charge Will Jon"lI sent in a swift and sure shot, drawing first blood for Rhyl. I scarcely know who made the most noise, the crowd with their cheering or thn big drummer of the Rhyl Brass Baud with his drum, but the excitement ran hi^h aud appeared to put new life into the players. With the fresh start Rhyl still kept up the pressure, but the visiting forwards did their best to attacK the home goal. They found that the splendid play of the half- backs aud bicks was to much for their combination. The result was that W Jones put in another grand shot before the game had pi oceeied fifteen minute3, which was the second point for lihyl. With the odds against them the Flint lads did not give up. and they played pluckiiy and well, making desperate efforts to equalise. The lihyl defence wail too good, and as a result of a general rnelee opposite Flint's goal a third point was scored for Rbyl before half time. Who actually did the 'rick it would be harrl to say, but Will Jones, the Captain, and Totty share the honour. So far Rhyl had done well, but instead of pulling themselves together during the interval they appeared to lose a great deai of the old form, while Flint p!av'ed for all they were worth, and I mast admit that they had matters all their own way. By plenty of co s bined plsy (which I would remind Rhyl can only be secured by hard practice) the Flint forwards succeeded in scoring two goals in rapid succession, and had it not been far the way our backs and hdf-backs, not foigatLiag Glast, worked, Rhyl would have been defeated. The heavy nature of the ground told against the Rhyl lads, and as the forwards were evidently played out the captain had to alter the position of his mer. He placed Alf Jones fall back wiih Topping, and put Pickering (who had been hurt) to play between the backs, thus playing three fnll and three half-backs. Flint fairly bombarded the Rhyl goal, and many were glad to hear the whistle blew. After a most exciting pame Rhyl were declared the winners by three goals to two. As to the players, Glass proved as usual a brilliant goalkeeper, and could not have been expected to stop the two goals. Topping and Pickering played a grand game, while the halfs gave a splendid display of football. I was glad to see the captain work and play so hard, and with practice I believe he will yet beat our beat htlf-backs. This defence was placed against some of the best forwards in North Wales, but they played with jadgment, vigour, and a scientific game. The forwards fell into pieces, and the committee should insist upon their going into 'training. The left wing was all right, but Lloyd should be changed from the right, and an improvement in the centre should be made. Alf Jones and Will Jones were the best in the front rank. Staying power is wanted, and it will never do to give up after a little success, to say nothing o! losing so many good chances which presented themselves on Saturday. Mr W A Thomas was the linesman, an,J Mr D Rees, Holywell, all referee officiated in a most impartial minner, and gave .every satiifaction to both sides. In consequence of the success last Saturday Rbyl are now in the 8em..final for the cup, aud I hope that every player will do his very best to bring that trophy home to Rhyl. It is very strange that every goal scored on Saturday was put through me Wellington-road end. Here is a bit of good news for Rhyl. Mr W A Thoma.=, who recently represented Rhyl at Wrexham, tells me that while at that town he was told that there is every prospect of some of our Rhyl lads becoming Internationals if they play to form this year. Coming from such a source this is good news and sounds well. Play up Rhyl! Well what about Saturday ? I hope that Rhyl is not to complete the trio of defeats that day. The League team play Mold at Rhyl, kick off 3 30. The following is the team:—Goal, Glass; backs, Pickering and Topping; haif btcks, Alf Wiliiams, W Hatherley Jones (captain), and C Totty; forwards—centre, W Jouei righ wing, Alf G Jones and Meredith left winz, W Jones and I Williams. Referee, Mr D Priicharl linesman, Mr W A Thomas. I am asked to announce the fact that on Saturday, November 9th, Rhyl play Wolverhampton Amateurs fct Wolverbampton, 8S the Midlanders are most anxious to try conclusions with the Champions of the North Wales League. The team will leave per saloon attached to the mail at 10 p.m. on Friday, November 8th. The team will proceed direct to Wolverhampton, and immediately after the conclusion of the game will journey to Birmingham, and stay there till Monday. their quarters while there will be at the Cobden Hotel, Corporation-street. Any friends who care to accompany the team can do so. The terms can be ascertained on application to the Hon. Sec., Mr T Robinson, 11, High Street, Rhyl. A Committee meeting of the Rhyl Football Club was held at the Grosvenor, on Monday, when it was decided to support the proposed recreation ground, and a depu- tation was appointed to view the site. I believe they did so, and were very pleased with it. I hear that there were some jolly proceedings on Satur- day evening at the Grosvenor, aDd that after the team had done full football justice to the capital tea which Host Snowden spared no efforts to put before them, the pianoforte was brought out, and Mr Barrington presided thereat. A good time was spent, and that at the Captain's expense. If all the good things said about the spread afterwards are true, I can only regret I was not present. D.
BIRTH. TYIOMAS.- October 25th, at Clarence House, the wife of W. Thomas, Surgeon, of a daughter. [IS MEMORIAM]. In loving and affectionate memory of my dear mother, Elizabeth Jane Shannon, who departed this life Novem- ber 1st, 1894, at 11, Kinmel Street, Rhyl, aged 59. Gone, but not forgotten, by her loving son, Thomas Shannon. My dearest mother I miss thy greeting, Thy pleasant smile at every meeting Thy loving kindness now I miss, And wish thee wrapt in endless bliss.
THE BOARD OF GUARDIANS AND 1 THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL. I Yesterday afternoon a deputation from the St Asaph Board of Guardians, consisting of Messrs Edwin Morgan (Chairman), J Williams, (Abergele), Vice-Chairman, J D Jones, Joseph Jones, and C Grimsley (Clerk), waited on the Sanitary Com- mittee of the Rhyl Urban District Council for the purpose of asking that body to consider a proposal that the medical fee for attending pauper cases at the Rhyl Infectious Hospital should be added to the present maintenance fee of 12s 6d, and one fixed charge made per week for each case, thereby doing away with the attendance of the Board's Medical Officer at the Hospital.—Dr Girdlestone occupied the chair and the following Councillors were present Messrs Abel Jones, R Jolley, Robt Jones, J Bayliss, H A Tilby, A Maltby, D Griffiths, Mr A Rowlands (clerk) and Dr Eyton Lloyd (M.O.H.)-Mr Edwin Morgan, as chairman of the Board of Guardians, explained the object of the deputation, and said that the Guardians desired to pay a fixed sum per week to the Council for each case, as their Medical Officer for Rhyl claimed that it was not part of his duty to attend the cases once they were removed outside his district. The Local Government Board had also suggested that it would be better if the local authority provided medical attendance at the Hospital.—The Chair- man pointed out that at present each patient at the hospital had practically his own doctor, and people would not care to be handed over from doctor to doctor.—Mr Jos Jones said that the Rhyl Council by placing the hospital outside the boundary of the district had practically placed a burden on the Union, as had the hospital been situate within the Rhyl District Dr Thomas would have had to attend the patients at the hospital without any extra fee.—Mr Abel Jones said he could not accept that statement, when for the sum of 12s 6d the Council did work value £ 2 2s. The hospital had cost the Rhyl people about £3,000 to built. —Mr Jos Jones said the Board of Guard- ians were anxious to save the ratepayers' the expense of having two medical officers, as last year they paid Dr Thomas E12, and he not have a single case at the hospital.—Mr Grimsley did not think that the Board was liable to send its patients to the hospital. It was only in case of Rhyl that they went to any additionial expense.—Mr John Williams said the deputation had came there for the purpose of meeting the Council and bridging over a difficulty. At present it was very difficult to have a medical man attending cases outside his district, and very expensive to the Board.—Mr Tilby said the Local Government Board evidently thought that there was a resident medical officer at the hospital, but that was not so. It would be as easy for the Board of Guardians to arrange with the doctors to attend patients there as for the Council.—Mr Williams asked if it were possible for the Council to arrange for a resident medical officer, but the chairman did not think that it was. —Mr J D Jones said there was something very wrong at present with the system.—Messrs Jolley, Tilby, Maltby and Robert Jones expressed their willingness to help the deputation if they could, but they felt that the Guardians could make just the same arrangements as the Council could.—The Chairman suggested that the Guardians had better see Dr Thomas and arrange terms with him at so much per case, and promised that the committee would go thoroughly into the matter.—The de- putation then thanked the committee and retired. —We understand that the committee afterwards decided to take no further action in the matter.
NOTES FROM ABERGELE. I learn that pressure of matter has prevented the appearance of my notes for two weeks. But as that is something which cannot be avoidod, I hope my readers will accept this apology for the non-appearance of my weekly instalment. In matters educational Abergele is leading the way just now, and I hope that every effort will be made to keep up the enthusiasm which at present is manifested. Recently I referred to the success which has attended the Intermediate School, and I now learn that the technical instruction classes established under the joint j control of the County Council and Urban District Council are being well attended. With such excellent teachers as Mr W T Mason, M.A., and Mr Bedford, success is sure. I believe that all applications for ad- mission to these classes must be made by November 4th (Monday next). The information given in these notes as to the Inter- mediate School has opened the eyes and ears of many at Abergele, and now they are anxious to know more about the school. At present I am unable to supply any further information, but perhaps when the Board of Governors decide to open their meetings to the public, and fix a regular day for meeting, we shall be able to learn a great deal more. When that is done the inquisitive will have all the particulars they require. I believe that the new Governors are working heartily, and it is pleasing to find that the policy of exclusiveness, which was apparent at the start, is giving way to sound common sense, and that in the best interests of the school. Were the policy of the Abergele and Pensarn people slow and snre," one could excuse the present condition of things, but they do not seem to move at all. Surely the Vicar's speech, as reported in last weeli's paper, will be quite enough to awaken the greatest sluggard. I cannot admire the dog-in-the-mauger policy of the Pensarn representatives on the Council. After enjoying their Green for years, at Abergele's expense, they refuse to let the older town have a recreation ground unless the lords of Pensarn have one opposite their own doors. It is all very well to talk about Pensarn paying for its own ground, but they get the use of it, while Aber- gele people had formerly to pay for Penr-arn's pleasure without tasting of the fruij. The time has come when Abergele people should have a clear understanding with regard to the representation of Pensarn. It has always been argued by those who be- lieve in fair play that taxation should mean representa- tion, but how anyone can say that Abergele, with its larger population and double the rateable value of Pen- sarn, has a fair representation is a mystery. About 80 voters have six representatives, while the whole of Aber- gele has only a like number of Councillors. I learn that the clock and peat of bells are to be ready by Christmas, and that the contracts have been let by the Vicar and Churchwardens. A good start has been made with the football club, under the presidency of Canon Evans. An energetic committee has also been formed, and with Mr Evan Wallis Davies as hon sec, the club should go on well But a word of advice will not be out of place. Let the committee be sure that the referees they select understand the game, or they may witness a repetition of the scenes of last year. I learn that a Horticultural Society has been estab- lished, and also that steps are being taken to hold sheep- dog trials at Abergele. Many will be pleased to learn that Abergele people are not inclined to let Supt Jarvis leave the town without some slight recognition of his services, and a testimonial fund has been started. All will agree that while dis- charging his duty faithfully and fearlessly, Supt Jarvis has treated the residents and visitors with every couitesy and respect. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need of it. BERGEL.
Those who sympathise with the afflicted will re- joice with Mrs Priest, 4 Magdala Cottages, Houns- low, whose recovery from Bright's Disease by the use of Warner's Safe Cure has created such exten- sive and favourable comment. The swelling of the body and extremities, the racking pains, and the enormous quantity of albumen passed, proved she was a victim to this dread malady-in fact, the physicians admit the diagnosis to be correct. Her statement explains all.—" During the early part of last year I was striken with Bright's Dis- ease of the kidneys, originating from a simple cold and after being attended by my family doctor for some considerable time he informed me that he could do me no good. I then became an in-patient of the West London Hospital, and after eleven weeks' treatment there the physician in charge gave me up, and I was discharged as incurable. My family and friends—in fact all who saw me— thought my recovery was impossible, as the swel- ling had then extended from my ankles over the entire body. To make matters worse, after my return from the hospital I caught a fresh cold, which brought on bronchitis and pleurisy. I again called a local doctor but derived no benefit from a month's further treatment. I suffered excruciating pain in the shoulder blades pains shooting through me, even when sitting and lying, and my strength seemed quite exhausted. At this period my father (Mr A Brown, mace-bearer of the Corporation, Chequer, Devizes), who can vouch for my state- ment, sent me a bottle of Warner's Safe Cure, and after taking the second dose I felt relief; by the time I had finished the contents of the bottle I felt quite another woman. I continued taking it; the relief being so marked that I eagerly looked for the time to' come round for each succeeding dose. After taking fifteen bottles I am glad to say that I was completely cured. It is with gratitude and heartfelt thanks that I tender my testimony to the efficacy of Warner's Safe Cure, and shall never fail to recommend it.
ABERGELE. AMONG the presents given at the recent wedding our report should have included bouquets and gold curb chain bracelets, given by the bridegroom to the bridesmaids.
ST. ASAPH. ON Tuesday evening the Dean and Mrs Williams distributed prizes to the school children, who at the recent examination had shewn proficiency in religious knowledge. There was a large attend- ance of parents aod friends, who were entertained by the children with recitations, glees, and songs.
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RHYL DISTRICT Cheshire and Cheddar Cheese of the finest selecte English Dairies, at J. O. Jones', Tea Exchange, 34, High-street. Do YOU SHAVE ?-If you want a comfortable shave or your hair cut call at S. F.isiski's High Street Hair Dressing Rooms (opposite the Post Office). Don't forget that. Hovis Bread, Cnre for Indigestion as baked fresh daily, J. O. Jones, Tea Exchange. SEE HUBBATVD'S Grand Show of Millinery and Genera Drapery Goods. The atest novelties now to hand at lowest cash prices at The West End Drapery Establish- mant, 24 and 25, Wellington Po.-id, Rhyl. On the direct way to the New Mar ne Lake. Our Special Blended Tens are unequalled at Is 6d to 2s 8d per ib Grand Family Blend at Is 8d, J. O. Jones, Tea Exchange. TRY our NOTED BLEND OF TEA at 1/- and 1/4.— ROBERT PRICE, Central Stores, Rhyl. RK-COVKUING UMBRELLAS.—Hatwood's spec'ty Material is the best and most durable, does not pplit, in the folds, and tlie cost is only 7/fi for making a Lady's or Gentleman's Umbrella be-ter than a new one. Chsnpor matcrialsfrom 3/6. Hatwood, Qaeen Street. Buy your Groceries and Provisions of the finest quality at lowest market prices at J. O. Jones', Tea Exchange. Why I always get my Tea at JONES BROS'S, it's really splendid and you will find that they may be compared with any other house for the price and quality of grocery and Provisions, both at Rhyl and Prestatyn Genuine English Wiltshire Smoked at J. O. Jones', 34, High-street. THE HOSPITAL FOR PIPER is now open and patients are daily admitted. AI¡ kinds of fractures carefully attended to at S. EISISKI, 30a, Queen-street, and High-street, Rhyl, the noted Cigarette, Cigar, and Tobacco Depot. All overs of a good eup of tet should try JONES BROS'S "Challenge Bltnd." It still leads, and has more demand than ever. See that you get it. Jones Bros, Rhyl and Prestatyn. F,)R Presentation and Fancy Goods, &c., it will pay you to visit Hubbard's, The West End Cash Drapery and Millinery Kbtablishment, 24 and 25, Wellington Road, Rhyl. Best selection in town. at lowest cash prices. On the direct way to the New Marine Lake, IMPOBTANT TO INVALIDS.—Guinness's Nourishing Ex- port Stout.—This Celebrated Invalid Stout, brewed by A. Guinness, Son & Co., Ltd., Dublin, is bottled and C,uaranlee,i Pure, as received from the brewery, by J. H. Ellis, Wine & Spirit Merchant, 11 & 12, Water St., Rhyl. Hovis Bread baked fresh daily by J. O. Jones, 34, High-street. GUNS, GUNS, Gus.- A Sheffield, Ironmonger, Bhyl, has just had in a large stock of Breechloaders (see window) all prices. Also Ammunition of all kinds.— E.C., Schultz, the new Ballistite smokeless cartridge &c.-Write, or ask for price list. VISITORS.—At 9, Church Street-W C Yale, Esq, Plas yn Yale; Mra Yale, Mrs Trevor Roper. A GENERAL MEETING of the Rhyl Cycling Club was held at the committee room on Monday even- ing, when the question of supporting the proposed recreation ground was discussed. It was decided to support the movement, and promises of jE50 in shares were received. CYCLING CLUB NOTICES.—On Saturday next the committee of the above club entertain the members to their annual tea. The tea will be held at Dyserth; leaving headquarters at 2.30 p.m. prompt. On Thursday, Nov. 9th, a paper chase will be held. Jim Evans and W Gunner are the hares. PRESENTATION.—Yesterday the teachers and scholars of the girls' school, Clwyd Street, presen- ted Miss Alice E Ditchfield with a handsome morocco writing case, on her appointment to St. Paul's School, Burnley, as a testimony of affection and esteem. COURT LEET AT RHYL.—Yesterday, at the Westminster Hotel, Mr W H Moore, Crown Receiver of Rents for Wales, held the annual Court Leet and View of Frank- pledge for the Manor of Englefield. Mr H A Cope, Crown Agent for Flintshire, and Mr Job Bowen, Crown Agent for Carnarvoushire, were also present. After the rents had been received, the following were sworn as a jury to receive presentments: Mr H A Cope (foreman), Rev Dan Edwards (Vicar of Rhyll, Rev E Pierce (Trelogan), Messrs Job Bowen, Richard Lewis (Dyserth), Lewis Jones Mostyn), M A Gage (Rhuddlan), W Smith (Mer- llyn), S Davies (Bagillt), Robert Jones, J W Jones, and J D Polkinghorne (Rhyl). Mr Hughes was in attendance as Crown Agents' Surveyor. As there were no presentments forthcoming, the Court was declared closed. The com- pany afterwards partook of lunch, when Mrs J Lowe placed a very inviting repast on the tables; Mr W H Moore presided. UNITED GOSPEL TEMPERANCE LUEIFTINGS. -Christ Church Lecture Hall was very nearly filled last Sunday night, and there was a very good meeting, Mr Daniel Evans presiding. A capital address was given by Mr D LI Williams, showing that alcohol was injurious to health and brain power. After a solo, sung by Miss Ada Jones, the Rev R Williams, of Towyn, gave an address. He said though he had been a preacher for about 14 years he had not given more than six or seven temper- ance addresses in Welsh, and that the present was the first he had given in English. He gave good reasons for total abstinence. It is perfectly safe. It is a safe example for others to follow. He earnestly urged that being safe in this respect ourselves, we should strive to be the means of saving others. He thought the churches had not done, and were not yet doing, their duty in this matter. The beautiful lines of the late Frances Ridley Havergal will explain his view of what should be the desire of Christian people- Oh strengthen me that while I stand Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee, I may stretch out a helping hand To wrestlers with the troubled sea." Mr Horsnell, of Ossett, Yorkshire, gave a short but very earnest address, urging all to be abstain- ers, to stand firm, and to be earnest in this great work.—Next Sunday the English Wesleyans will arrange the meeting. SALE AT THE PALACE AND GARDENS.—On Tues- day last Mr T C Amos, auctioneer, of Rhyl and Prestatyn, conducted an important sale of plant and materials at the above place. There was a very large attendance. The auctioneer, at the be- ginning of the proceedings, said that no doubt many of them remembered the commencement of those gardens, and to all appearances they then augured well for success but unfortunately it had turned out otherwise, although he believed that if the town had got possession of the gardens it would have been a success. However, the pro- perty had now passed into the hands of the West Rhyl Land and Building Company, Limited, who intended to devolop it, and were, he believed, about to erect some most desirable dwelling houses. He hoped the company would be a success, and that the town authorities would give them every encouragement (applause). Bidding then com- menced, and most of the articles were sold; in many cases good prices were realized. AT the Bakers' Exhibition Mr J. O. Jones, Tea Exchange, High Street, was awarded a prize of 91 for the superior quality of the Hovis bread baked by him. SALES OF PROPERTIES.—Mr T. C. Amos, Auction- eer, Rhyl and Prestatyn, has just sold by private treaty No 5, Church Street, Nos 1 and 2, RosehiU Terrace, and a House and Garden at Prestatyn. AN INCESTUOUS PAIR.—In the Probate, Divorce, and Admirality Division on Monday, Lord Justice Lopes had before him the case of Williams v. Wil- liams and Williams. This was a petition of the husband for a dissolution of his marriage on the ground of his wife's adultery.—Mr Deane, for the petitioner, said the parties were married on the 4th August, 1877, in London, the husband being a. photographer, having business afterwards in Llan. dudno and Rhyl. In 1891 the husband was told by a servant that his wife and his brother had misconducted themselves, but at the time he believed the denial of his wife and co-respondent and discharged the servant. In 1894 the respondent said she was tired of living with the petitioner; that she was sick of Rhyl and Rhyl people "sick of it, sick ot everything, sick of herself, and sick of everybody she met," and that she wanted to go to London. Her husband endeavoured to persuade her to stay at home, but she would listen to no reason, and finally went to London. The petitioner subsequently ascertained that his wife and co-respondent were living together as man and wife at a coffee tavern in Buckingham Palace Road. His Lordship granted a decree nisi, with custody of three children of the marriage to the agrieved husband. CHRIST CHURCH. The annual tea and concert will be held on the 13th inst. To ADVERTISE RHYL.—We are pleased to learn that the London and North Western Railway Com- pany to-day (Friday) initiate a movement which cannot fail to be beneficial to Rhvl both as a resi. dential neighbourhood and a resort for visitors. It has been decided that from November 1st a mes- sage shall be forwarded from the Rhyl station to Liverpool and Manchester, describing the state of the weather, at 9 a.m. at Rhyl. These messages will be exhibited daily as soon as they are received at the Lime Street Station, Liverpool, and the Ex- change Station, Manchester. BIBLE SOCIETY MEETING.—On Wednesday even. ing there was a good attendance at the Welsh meeting held in the Town Hall, in connection with the Rhyl Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society. The Rev John Williams occupied the chair, and after Mr Arthur Rowlands had read the annual report (referred to in our last issue) a resolution adopting it was proposed by the Rev Isaac Blackwall, and seconded by Mr John Jones, Russell Buildings. The Rev Ishmael Evans was down to propose the resolution approving of the work of the Society, and thanking God for its con- tinued prosperity, but that gentleman was unable to be present. His place was taken by the Rev R Richards. The resolution was seconded by the Rev