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THE DISSOLUTION. On Monday the Queen signed the Proclamation dissolving the present Parlia- ment on Tuesday next, and within a few days of that date the General Election will have betun. The lists are measured for the last, and not the least notable Parliamentary contest of the Nineteenth ^Century. Its interest is none the less absorbing, though the result may be deemed a foregone con- clusion. We take it for granted that the verdict of the nation will confer a new lease of political power on Lord Salisbury and his I colleagues. There may be—indeed there certainly will be—some changes in the personnel of the Cabinet, some reconstruc- tion tending to strengthen it for the Administrative reforms of the immediate future. But, on essentials, the affairs of the Empire will continue to be conducted by the Statesmen who now hold office. Whether the majority will be equal in numbers to that which was reached in the Hood tide of onservative SUc°ess in 1890 remains to be seen but we have no doubt that it will be sufficient for all needful purposes. The electors have a clear issue before thpm- nnd their answer will be given in no uncertain tones. It would be strange if it were other- wise. In some of its characteristics the approaching conflict will be unique. It is not the first time that one supreme question dwarfs into obscurity the tangle of personal interests, the prejudices of sects and factions, the minor complications of all kinds, that usually encumber the ground when the national appeal is made. Such a phenomenon has occurred before, as in 1886, when the Home Rule Bill was the sole subject that claimed the attention of the Constituencies. On this occasion also there is practically only one question, or one set of questions, before the country. Its decision is challenged on. the Foreign Policy of the Government, I including in that term the South African War, now drawing rapidly to its triumphant conclusion. Virtually, there will be nothing else to occupy the minds of the voters when they go to the poll next month. In Home politics there is no issue that arouses controversy, or excites fervent interest. The credentials of the Ministry in this department are excellent, but it is not on this portion of its activity that it will be condemned or absolved. Lord Salisbury asks for a new mandate, which we do not for a moment doubt that he and his colleagues will receive, on their Imperial record. It is on that point, and on that alone, that the people of these Islands are asked to register their opinion. That is how the case for the Government stands, and it is one as large, as strong, and as simple as any that has been laid before the ultimate tribunal of the nation by any Ministry that ever held office. What renders the situation absolutely with- out parallel is that for the first time in our recent history there is no answer to the chal- lenge. The opposition goes into action with- out a Leader or a flag, without an alternative policy or a definite programme. It is a broken collection of units, not even combined in negation. According to a classic detinition the function of an Opposition is to oppose. But the Liberal Party-if such a body can be said to exist-is afraid, or unable to say what it is at the present juncture op- posing. Its solitary ground of agreement is its objection to the process which Mr Asquith has called "hustling on" the election. Yet it can give no intelligible reason why the decision should not be taken now as well as at any other time. One thing is certain. Save for the chapter of accidents, the Liberals would be in no better case if the appeal to the nation were made in the Winter or in the following Spring. Then, 1 15 as now, the Opposition would be unable to offer the Electorate an alternative to the principles and the policy of their opponents. They cannot come before the Constituencies with a plain statement of the course they would adopt if they were now entrusted [with the reins of power '• Put us into 'office and we shall do such and such things." That is what those who dispute the claims of Ministers should be able to state. But the (i disorganised and heterogeneous Opposition with which the Government are confronted cannot say this. Take the crucial case of South Africa. What would the Liberals do if—to suggest an impossible hypothesis-the elections left them with a working majority ? We turn for guidance to the latest speech of the most lucid and logical of their orators. Yet Mr Asquith has nothing in the nature of a programme to offer. He admits that the War was inevitable, and that the incorpora- tion of the conquered territories cannot be avoided. He does not suggest that the settlement, already initiated by Lord Roberts, can be disturbed. If he were at the Colonial Office instead of Mr Chamberlain lie knows that he could not venture to undo the results of the Campaign, and to restore the inde- pendence of the Dutch Republics. That is gone beyond redemption. The war has deci- ded the matter, and has cast an inexorable obligation upon an English Ministry, no mat- ter of what Party complexion, during the next few months. If the Liberals could come back, it would be only to go on with the work of the present Government. They dislike the task, they would take it up with refuctance, they would have no heart in the business; yet they admit that it must be done. A Cabinet, partly composed of men who sym- pathised with the Boers before the War, who proclaimed, as even Mr Asquith himself did a year ago, that Annexation was a wicked absurdity, would find itself compelled to put the fiual touches to the incorporation of the Republics with the territories of the Crown. There might be some logic in the position of the Liberals as a whole, if they could follow the lead of a few Extremists, and openly de- clare for the restoration of Boer independence. But responsible Statesmen with any reputation to lose dare not take this view. They can only fall back feebly on the doctrine of ac- complished facts. it is all wrong, they con- tend. Bad management, Mr Chamberlain's 1 diplomacy, want of foresight, gave rise to the mischief. But now that the deplorable events have happened, they can only protest that they will accept the consequences, and go on with the precise policy which the Govern- ments have laid down. Such are the claims on which the Liberals ask to be entrusted with the control of the Empire. Substantive programme they have o y none. The best they can say is that they will finish what their predecessors have begun. They will take up the work, but they know well enough that they will mar it in the doing. Some of them even have a secret hope that this will happen. For, added to all their other disqualiifcations for the position they seek to fill, is the cardinal effect of Disunion. Even in their inconsistencies they are divided. At the eleventh hour some of them are striving to save themselves by a blatant parade of belated patriotism. One section is endeavouring to drown the voice of criticism by an angry beating of the Im- perialist drum. No Unionist has any desire to drive from the fold those wandering sheep who have discovered too late that the way of the Little Englander leads into mire and darkness. But if the Imperialism of these politicians is genuine, what becomes of their Liberalism ? How are they to act with those of their associates who believe, or profess to do. that in the quarrel with the Boers the Government of this country has been per- sistently in the wrong! What kind of efficiency could there be in the operations of a Cabinet which would include annexations ike Mr Asquith, with Boer apologists like Mr Bryce and Mr Morley, and impartial thinkers who face both ways, like Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman ? How is the indis- pensable reconstruction of our armaments to be effected by the Leaders of a Party which will still have to reckon with the votes of confirmed Anti Imperialists like Mr Labouchere, Mr Lloyd George. Mr John Ellis, and perhaps even of that patron of the enemies of England, Dr Clark ? No wonder the Opposition look forward to the coming struggle with despondency, tempered, perhaps, by a gloomy satisfaction that they will be spared the ordeal of endeavouring to reconcile their divergent views and clashing opinions under the responsibilities of office. The electors are not likely to risk the fate of the country on the hazardous experiment. They will feel that if an Imperial policy is tu be pursued it should be carried out, as it has been initiated, by those who are sincerely penetrated by a belief in its inestimable value. They will realise that, in the trials and dangers that lie before the Empire, its destinies should not be in the hands of a Party with divided aims, contradictory opinions, and a hopeless disorganisation of principles and ideas. The issue, as we have said, is clear, and the people of England have not so lost their political perception and practical sagacity that there can be any real doubt as to the result.
COLWYN BAY.~ THE Licensing Committee of the Denbighshire Quarter Sess^ms sat at Colwyn Bay on Wednes- day, presided over by Colonel Mesham, and I declined to confirm the granting of a licence to the Pier Pavilion.
THE GENERAL ELECTION. SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR FLINT COUNTY AND BOROUGH. At the Conservative Clubroom, Flint,on Monday a meeting of the County and Borough Constitu- tional Executive was held. There was a large and representative attendance, presided over by Lord Mostyn. Col. H. Howard, of Wigfair, St. Asaph, now with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa, was unanimously selected the candidate for the county, in opposition to Mr Samuel Smith, the Liberal member. Mr John Lloyd-Price. J.P., of Glyn Abbot, Holywell, was unanimously selected as the Conservative candidate to contest the Flint Boroughs in opposition to Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. A vote of thanks was accorded Mr P. P. Pen- nant, Nantlys, St. Asaph, for services to the county and boroughs in the past, on the proposition of Mr E. Peel, seconded by Col. Roper. A vote of condolence was passed with the family of the late Mr C. J. Croudace, J.P., of Pindre-house, Holy- well, whose sudden demise was greatly regretted and felt to be a loss to the cause in the boroughs. Mr J. Lloyd-Price, who has been selected to contest the Flint Boroughs, is a thorough Welsh- man, and brother to Dr Emyr Owen Price, of Bansor. He is senior magistrate of the Holywell Bench, and was the first representative of Holywell on the Flintshire County Council. "For some years he was a member of the Holywell Local Board, and presided over the deliberations of that body, and is ex-captain of the Holywell Compxny Vol. Batt. R.W.F. Mr Lloyd Price is Ruling" Coun- cillor of the Holywell-Mostyn Habitation of the Primrose League. As a public speaker he is fluent and ready, bright in his style, and happy in expression. He is one of the most popular of leading men in Holywell, and is well-known throughout,the boroughs. "Colonel Howard needs no introduction to the county electors" says the "Chester Courant." "For over two and a half centuries his family has been resident in North Wales. His great-gieat uncle (John Lloyd, of Wygfair) was M.P. for Flintshire in 1796. Colonel Howard is a soldier by profession and is even now in South Africa, whither he went in command of the Welsh contingent of the Imperial Yeomanry. But Colonel Howard can fight in the political arena as well as on the battlefield. It will be remembered—very vividly by Mr Samuel Smith—that the gallant colonel fought a brilliant fight against the present Liberal member, whose majority, it is important to note, he reduced by over a thousand. We have said that Colonel Howard is at present engaged in a sterner fight, but if it should happen that he be unable to return to champion the cause in Flintshire, it will not be forgotten that he is serving his country at the head of a contingent of patriotic Welshman, who also heard their country's call." He is a typical gentleman, a model landlord, and the county leader. Politically he is a sound Conservative, and his prospects of a triumphant return are distinctly rosy.—Mr Lloyd Price, of Glyn Abbot, Holywell, too, is no stranger in Flintshire, and we shall be surprised if he does not vanquish Mr J. Herbert Lewis, the Radical member of Flint Boroughs, iu the coming contest. For years Mr Lloyd Price has taken a prominent part in local matters. Among numerous public offices he has held is that of county councillor. When the Flintshire County Council was formed he was returned at the head of the poll for Holywell, and filled the position with conspicious ability for three years, at the end of which period he retired. He was placed on the Commission of the Peace, and is now Chairman of the Holywell Bench of Magistrates. He is a native of Holywell, and it is worthy of note that he speaks English and Welsh fluently. Mr Lloyd Price has proved himself to be ever ready to espouse any cause calculated to benefit his fellow citizens. His chief recommendation to the electors of Flint Boroughs is his familiarity with local wants and requirements. In fact, Mr Lloyd Price should make an excellent representative, and the electors would be well advised in giving him their support. The war will unquestionably be one, if not the principal, question upon which the coming election will be fought. On this question, Mr Lloyd Price has very definite views. In the course of a few minutes' conversation with our repre- sentative he expressed the opinion that it was a just war, and that it was inevitable in conse- quence of the President of the Transvaal's refusal to grant such reasonable and legitimate concessions as Her Majesty's Government demanded on behalf cf the Uitlanders. Asked his opinion on the basis of settlement, Mr Lloyd Price said we had expen- ded so much blood and treasure that there was no alternative but to annex the African Republic and the Orange Free State. 'It will be,' continued Mr Lloyd Price, nothing short of a blessing to the inhabitants of the whole of South Africa to be under British rule, the benefit and advantage of which will be shared by the black population. It would be most disastrous to have the Govern- ment changed—a Government which is deter- mined to maintain the integrity of this country, and to hand it down to posterity unimpaired.' What are your views on the Church question V asked our representative, and to this Mr Lloyd Price gave the brief but emphatic reply, 'lama Churchman, and strongly opposed to disestablish- ment.'
PROBABLE POLLING DATES. As the writs for the General Election are to go out next Tuesday the subjoined time-table of nominations and pollings shows that the earliest elections in boroughs can take place on Monday, October 1. The first pollings in counties will be on the following Thursday, and within twenty days of the issue of the writs the new House of Commons will have been elected. BOROUGHS. Wednesday, Sept. 26.-Receipt of writ and first possible day for notice. Thursday, Sept. 27.-Last possible day for notice. Saturday, Sept. 29.-First possible day for nomination. Monday, Oct. 1.—Last possible day for nomination. Monday, Oct. I.-First possible day for polling. Friday, Oct. 5.—Last possible day for polling. COUNTIES. Wednesday, Sept. 26.—Receipt of writ and first possible day for notice. Friday, Sept. 28.—Last possible day for notice. Monday, Oct. 1.—First possible day for nomination. Thursday, Oct. 4.-First possible day for polling. Saturday, Oct. 6.-Last possible day for nomination. Monday, Oct. 15.—Last possible day for polling.
Winter Work for the Churches. TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOURNAL. DEAK SIR,—It is no use shutting our eyes against facts. The public Inspector's report was again a very bad one.-140 men and women convicted of drunkenness, against 100 last year; and if I remember rightly, last year was a great increase on the previous one. Only the very bad cases are prosecuted. There was not one publican charged with permitting drunkenness, though some do this every week. Last week a drunkard's wife went to a certain house in the town and asked the landlady not to serve her husband when in drink, and the reply was th:tt she would supply him while he had any money. It is extremely sad to see the number of young women apparently from IS to 25 taken before the magistrates, largely for drunkenness and petty thefts. Cannot something be done during this winter to improve the condition and raise the moral tone of this town. The winter work of some of the churches seems to be the getting up of tea parties, concerts, entertainments, &c., among themselves, and the social and moral wel- fare of the masses is overlooked. It is quite time for total abstinence work to begin. Cannot we have a free Reading Room and a place where the working man can have games and their own talk without the drink. The Council have at last accepted the tender for the erection of 12 Work- men's dwellings. There is small thanks to some of the Councillors who tried to hinder it to the very last. If they are slow to sunnlv this need. I am glad to know the Railway Company and others are about to supply it. Why do not the Church Council and the Free Church Council take up these social and moral questions ?- Yours truly, EDWARD JOXES
The Half Holiday Movement. TO THE EDITOlt OF THE RHYL JOURNAL. SIR,-I see exhibited in several of the shop windows eards annonncing the htlf-day holiday from Oct 1st to end of May, also on the first three days of the week, for the same period, early closing at 7 p.m. (which undoubtedly is a much needed reform). May I suggest through your columns to the assistants the desirability of calling employers together at once, so that this matter be put on a sound footing to start the winter season. Unless this is done I doubt if shops now optn I until 9 and 9-30 will within so short a time suddenly, I drop to close at 7 p.m.-Yours, &c, L?o*bb-0k,
THE CONDITION of the RHYL PIER IMPORTANT REPORT BY THE CONSULTING ENCINEER. DENIAL THAT THE STRUCTURE IS DANGEROUS. The Council have decided to ask the Board of Trade for a copy of the report of the Inspector through whose survey a portion of the Pier was closed tor entertainments. It is not known whether the Council have received that report, but it is in the hands of the proprietors of the Pier, who have had the structure thoroughly overhauled and reported upon by Mr A. Gillespie, Consulting Engineer, Glasgow, who was not only manager of the works and partner in the firm which constructed the Pier, but while in connection with the same he carried out similar structures on the English Coast and abroad, such as the North and South Piers at Blackpool, the Pier at Lytham, the Brighton West Pier, Deal and Walmer, Hastings and St. Leonards, Plymouth, Marbella in Spain, and others. Mr Gillespie is, therefore, familiar with varieties of screw pile and girder structures, and has frequently been engaged in designing and erecting them. The Pier at Rhyl was originally designed by Mr Brunlees, C.E., London, and since then several alterations and extensions were carried out under Mr Gillespie's supervision, and this fact enables him to correct some impressions noted both by Mr W'oodcock, the Board of Trade Inspector, and Mr Goodall, the TOWD Surveyor. Speaking of the pier, Mr Gillespie Rays: "I found the piles, columns, and under bracings of the roadway comparatively free from corrosion and quite rigid in their true position. The whole of the under structure bears evidence of having been cared for, and damaged portions made good. I quite agree with Mr Woodcock that the whole of the roadway girders should be chipped and cleaned throughout; this applies equally to the cross and longitudinal bracing of girders. I cannot help stating, however, that, in my opinion, the road- way is not in a dangerous state, such as to warrant the precaution of shutting up a portion. It would have been sufficient to shut off only the portion above each girder as it was being repaired or renewed. I am able to speak with certainty as to the condition of the Pier-head. It is true that the original head, which consisted only of one wing, viz., that on the East side, got canted slightly out of position by storms but about 15 years ago it was determined to secure this and at the same time carry out an extension of the Head for increased promenade and landing purposes. This was affected by extending the head seaward by an additional bay and row of piles and columns, and a new wing to the West side, of dimensions corresponding to the increased area of the East wing. In addition to this a triangular shaped extension was carried seaward, forming a low level landing stage, intended for access of steamers. This portion,as well;as the structure of the new wing, was strongly braced and bound together to the older portion, in order to give stability to the whole head. That this effect was attained is proved by the fact that I could find no evidence of movement since the new work was erected under my supervision at the time named. The only sign of movement or canting is that already referred to in the old portion of the head, this is also visible in photos 3 and 4 of Mr Goodall's report. The outer row of piles on the west wing and the triangular portion were all screwed into the angle exactly as they are now it is not the fact that they have shifted into that position by storm pressure or otherwise. The intention of the angle was to increase the base and render the work stiffer. The statement in Mr Goodall's report that these piles have shifted 9 to l2 inches is not correct, and the inference noted beside the portion tinted red on his plan, is not warranted by the facts. In my opinion it was a mistake to fix the screw mooring and chain as shown in photo No. 1 it is not needed, is of no use, and may be a source of danger. While I do not consider the head to be weak or in danger of collapsing, the older portion would be much strengthened by a system of vertical diagonal tie rods, as suggested by Mr Woodcock, and as already fitted to the columns of new wing. I should mention that the reason the piles in the head are of solid wrought iron 41in diameter instead of hollow cast iron as in the roadway, is to prevent fracture by the impact of steamers; this method was also adopted by the engineer for other piers referred to. I tested some of these piles last week and found them still 4-Mn 'diameter. The Council and the ratepayers of Rhyl would do well to consider this report, which deals with the questions raised by the Council's officials. The importance of the matter is that a portion of the pier was closed in the height of the season, which has no doubt been unfortunate for the public and the town, as well as for the proprietors.. The Council have not yet finally dealt with the mat- ter, and it is thought by some of the members that there was undue haste in laying reports before the Board of Trade.
RHUDDLAN. THE Baziar was continued on the 7th and 8th, inst Mr W Conwy Ball opening the pro- ceedings on the former day. The resul of the polishing contest was that MissOwen.Vaenol Fawr, took the first pr:z", and Mrs Jones, Pen'rardd, the second. Mr Parry (Liverpool) and Mr Roberts (Chester) were the judges. It is expected that about JE260 will be realised by the bazaar, but there are many articles left over, and it is expec- ted that a sale of work will be held later on. HARVEST FESTIVAL. -This year's harvest festival was held at the Parish Church on the 14th inst, the services being :-10 a.m. Holy Communion. 3-1.3 English Service and Sermon by the Rev J F Reece, rector of Llanfwroar; Welsh Service at 7 p.m., with Sermon by the Rev J F Reece. The anthem at the English service was, "0 give thanks," &c, by R Smart, the tenor solo of which was excellently rendered by Mr Ed Evans. The Welsh anthem was Teyrnasoedd y ddaear," the quartette of which was sung by Miss Fanny Jones, Miss Lizzie Evans, and Messrs W V Williams and Charles Jones. The trio was taken by Miss Fanny Jones, Miss Lizzie Evans, and Mr Robert Evans. The choir was slightly augmented by a few members of the congregation, and both anthems were very well rendered, as were also the services. Mr T Davies ably presided at the organ. The rector of Llanfwrog is well known for his pulpit power and eloquence, and both sermons were admirably suited for the occasion, and much appreciated. The weather was superbly fine, this being one advantage of being able, on account of the early harvest, to hold the festival earlier, and the attend- ance was excellent at both services. The offertories were for the Denbigh Infirmary and the church expenses. With the exception of the east end window and the communion table, there were no decorations this year, owing to certain improve- ments which are being carried out in the interior of the church. After the afternoon service, the members of the choir had tea at the schoolroom, Mrs Edward Evans and Miss Maggie Griffiths presiding at the tables.
NEWMARKET. IRKFLAWNYD JUVENILE CIIOIE.—On Thursday, Sep- tember 6th, the members of the above choir were invited, through the kindness of Misi Ifeinan, to partake of tea at Heufryn Hall. The choir were accompanied by Mr Alun Davies, conductor; Miss Edith Roberts, ac- companist; Messrs 0 Savage and T Jones, secretary and treasurer. The choir sang the choras "Hurrah for the Union Jack," along the drive to the hall, where they were cordially welcomed by the following ladie3: Miss Heman, Miss T Jtallj, Miss S Kalli, Mrs Poarri, Miss Pourri, Mrs M Wade, and Miss Mulligan. On arrival the following programme was rendered Chorus by the choir, "Bry,lioniaiti Bychain." Chorus, "The Beautiful Star"; Solo, "The Miller's Dllughter," Miss Edith S Nattall; Chorus, DerynPur'; Recitation "The Curfew must not ring to-night," Mi3s Ada Nuttall; Solo Deio Bach," Mr Robert .T Jones Chorus! Laughing song. Afterwards they adjourned to tea, which was splendidly laid out in front of the hall, and after doing full justice to all the good things that were provided on the tables, sports were indulged in on the lawns. When the ladies again appeared the following programme was ren,lered:-ciloi,us by the choir, "Catch the Sunshine"; Solo, "A mother and hr babe," Miss Edith Nuttall; Chorus, "The Bells of Aberdcvey"; Chorus, Sneezing Song, Solo, "The Vacant Chair," Miss Edith S Nut- tall; Chorus, "Dervn Pur" by request; "0 who will o'er the plain so free"; Chorus," Y 'i'ylwyth Teg." Mr T Jones said he did not consider he should be doing his duty if they left Henfryn Hall without making a few remarks, he therefore, on behalf of his little friends the choir, Mr Davies as conductor, Mr Savage, and himself propose a most hearty vote of thanks to Miss Heman for her kind invitation, and the splendid treat she had given them. For himself he was very pleased to be present and to say he had enjoyed the afternoon, and hoped they had all done. the same, if not, it was their own fault. He felt they were greatly indebted to Miss Heman and the other ladies for the kicd wav they had welcomed them. Mr Savage seconded the proposal with a few words, stating that ii gave him great pleasure to endorse Mr Jones' remarks. It was their first visit to Henfryn Hall, and he hoped it would not be their last. He was delighted with the children's behaviour that day, and he asked them all to join him with the usual cheers.—These having been enthusiastically given, Mies Bemau it turned thanks, and said she was very pleased to see them, and expressed her own and the other ladies' appreciation of the singing that afternoon, and wished them every success at the forthcoming Bagint Eistedd- fod (the test piece at the eisteddfod being Y Tylwyth )—After sweets had been presented to the members of the choir, a most enjoyable afternoon was brought to a close by the singing of tile National Anthem, the solo being taken by Miss Edith S Nuttall. The Harvest Thanksgiving Services are fixed for Wednesday next at 3 and 7 p.m. IT is reported that Mr D. R Jones has been sue cessful at the scholarship examination in connec- tion with the Calvinistic Methodist Theological College, Bala.
ST. ASAPH (FLINT) RURAL 1 DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE BUSIEST ROAD IN THE COUNTY IS NOT A MAIN ROAD. The monthly meeting of the St Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council was held on Friday at St. Asaph, under the presidency of Mr Rice J. Williams. Water Certificate Granted. Upon the application of the engineer, Mr Geo. Bell, the Council granted a water certificate to Mr Thos. Evans, in respect of four houses he has erected at Rhuddlan. Isolation Hospitals. A circular letter was read from the Local Govern- ment Board on the desirability of providing isolation hospital accommodation by local authori- ties. The Clerk said there was one at Rhyl, which practically fulfilled all the requirements of their district. It was decided to let the letter lay on the table. Dyserth Road.—Offer from the County Council. The Clerk reported that the Flintshire County Council offered to contribute £100 towards the maintenance of Dyserth Roacl, a much frequented thoroughfare between Rhyl and Dyserth, on con- dition that the Council put down 300 tons of Penmaenmawr granite. They had also voted E20 towards th6 maintenance of Bodelwyddan road. Mr Conwy Bell hoped the steam roller would be put on if the offer was accepted. It would be terrific travelling on such hard stones. The Surveyor said it would improve the road wonderfully. There was more traffic on that road than on any other road in the district. Mr Conwy Bell asked how long it would take the steam roller to crush them in. The Surveyor said about two months. Mr Conwy Bell: It won't take ten minutes. The Surveyor You will find that I am correct, sir, if you hire a steam roller. Mr Morgan thought that if they intended to borrow a steam roller it would be as well to give up all thoughts of hiring the County Council roller, because it was so much engaged. The Surveyor said he did not think they would get the County Council's under any circumstances. He had been quoted 30s a day for the use of one from somewhere else. Mr W Conwy Bell stated that Rhyl charged two guineas a day for the use of their roller. The Chairman said the traffic was enormous. Mr Conwy Bell said they ought to ask the County Council to take the road over. There was not a road in the county on which there was more traffic. Mr Morgan I agree with you. I suggest that if we do accept their offer that we should put the Penmaenmawr stone all together, and not mix it with limestone. The offer of the County Council was accepted with thanks. The Water Supply of Rhuallt. A meeting of the Council was arranged to be held at Rhuallt to consider the question of im- proved water supply and the Clerk was requested, to invite Mr Hughes, Rhuallt Hall to be present thereat.
BODELWYDDAN. FITXERAL OF CANON OWEX JONES.-At Pentre-, foelas, on Monday, the interment took place of the Rev Canon Owen Jones, Vicar of Bodelwyddan, in the presence of his three daughters, Mrs Tayleur and the Misses Owen Jones, and other members of the family. Prior to the departure from Bodelwyddan Vicarage, there was a short memorial service, and the cortege then drove to Pentre- foelas, through Denbigh, a distance of 24 miles. Archdeacon Evans and the Revs R M Edwards, G Owen, and G Williams took part in the funeral service. Some of the favourite hymns composed by the deceased were sung at the grave- side. The following clergy were present when the funeral started from Bo(lelwyd(lail :-Detn of St Asaph, Revs. George Owen, Thos Lloyd, Bickerton Edwards, W D Thomas (Rhyl), J Thomson Jones (Towyn), C F Roberts, B J Phillips (Llanddulas), T W Vaughan (Rhuddlan), D WEvans (St George), David Jones, G 0 Prichard (Abergele), Daniel Davies, H Eaton Thomas (Denbigh). In addition to the above, the following clergy met the cortege at Pentrevoelas:- V en Archdeacon Evans, Canon Fletcher (St Asaph), Canon Roberts (Colwyn Bay), Rev Griffith Williams (Pentrevoelas), Rev R M Edwards (Yspytty), Rev 0 J Davies (Colwyn Bay), Rev — James (Llanfihangel), Rev J Jones (Cerig-y-druidion), Rev Pierce Jones (Aber), Rev R Jones (Bettws-y-Coed), Rev J Morgan (Llanrwst). Wreaths were sent by the following —Misses Owen Jones, Mr and Mrs Tayleur, Dr and Miss Prichard, Mr J Prichard, Mr and Mrs W Taylor, Rev G Owen, Sunday School Teachers and Choir, Bodelwyddan Day School Teachers, Servants at Bodelwyddan Vicarage, Mrs and Misses G Dixon, Miss Tayleur, Mrs G F Fawcett, Mrs Watling, Miss Hugh-Jones, Mr J Marston Warden, Miss E Jones. Messrs J and E Jones, Mr Griffith, Mr Thomas, Vicars of St Asaph, Dean of St Asaph and Mrs Pryce, Colonel and Mrs Wynne Finch, Mr and Mrs Conway Lowe, Mr Downs, Mrs R Gossage, Rev C F Roberts, Misses Constance and Nora Tayleur All at Pendinas; Mr and Mrs Alison-Johnson.— Further particulars are to hand concern- ing Canon Owen Jones. He was educated at St Bees, and was ordained in 1851 to a curacy at Accrington. from which he removed two years later to the curacy of Y sceifiog in Flintshire, where he remained another two years. From 1855 to 1857 he was incumbent of Capel Garmon, Llanrwst, Denbighshire and Vicar of Pentrevoelas in the same county from 1857 to 1892, being also from 1858 to 1870 diocesan inspector for St. Asaph, Vicar of Bodelwyddan from 1892, and a Prebendary of the Cathedral from 1892, and Hon. Canon and Precentor from 1898. The deceased was added to the Roll of County Justices for Denbigh- shire in 1866. He was also joint editor with the Dean of St. Asaph of Hymnau Hen a Newydd," and composer of Christmas Carols and Anthems, as well as being one of the pioneers in the revival of Church music in Wales, In 1890 he read a paper at the Church Conference held at Oswestry, and at the Church Congress, Rhyl, in 1891, on Welsh music. He married Mary Anwyl, daughter of the Rev W Anwyl Roberts, M.A., of Carreg Lleon, Capel Garmon, Denbighshire.
ABERGELE. DEATH OF MR HENRY WILLIAMS.—On Sunday morning the death took place of Mr Henry Williams, Relieving Officer for the Abergele dis- trict. The deceased had held his office since 1880. Recently he applied for, and was granted, holidays, but within a few days was removed to the Asylum at Denbigh, where he died. He was suffering from religious mania. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the C.M. Cemetery, and was largely attended.
SWIMMING NOTES. The last four weeks have been very eventful to the members of the R.A.S.C., no less than four medal competitions being decided, in addition to the Club Championship and annual gala. Wynne Denton, who made such strides last year, has been completely off this season, but last Thursday week he made amends by winning the monthly medal in grand style. There were four competitors, and Denton from the outset drew away from his opponents, and reached the winning post yards in front of the next man. Thursday last witnessed the fifth competition. The race, although not exciting, was a good one, and Geo Brookes by a spurt secured the coveted prize, F Bell being second. On Friday the Colwyn Bay Club held their second annual gala at the Victoria Pierhead. The committee appear to have left the arrangements until the last minute, but after all everything turned out satisfactory. An excellent programme was provided, and the events were witnessed by a large concourse of visitors and townspeople. Friday being such a peculiar day for holding a gala prevented several of the Rhyl members from taking part, consequently our club was not so well represented as anticipated. The few who went up- held the reputation of the club, taking the following: Wynne Denton secured first prize in the 200 yards open handicap, receiving ten seconds start from scratch. J Keen was equally successful in the 50 yards handicap, while Ivor Morris was second. The Rhyl Club, represented by Denton, Morris, Keen, and Brookes, were again victorious in the squadron race, beating their opponents by a length. The programme also included boat races, and an exhibition of high diving and ornamental swimming by Professor Leonard Boyton. On Saturday tho members assembled at the j Lake for the purpose ot being photographed in costume by Mr T Wills Jones, Magnet Studio. Mr Greenhalgh (President of the Club) and Mr R LI. Jones (Vice-President) were also in attendance. Two photographs were taken—one while the members were arrayed on the pontoon and diving platform, and the other in a group on the shore. After the camera business was over, a rush was made for the water, and it was pretty to see about fifty heads bobbing up and down. Now that a club has been formed at Llanddulas, application will be made to the Swimming Association for the formation of North Wales into a district.
Yachting: on the Lake. The weekly yacht race was sailed on the Marine Lake on Saturday. Mr J Pierce Lewis' Gloria II was first, Mr H Fielding's Eileen, second; Mr E H Lewis' Kate, third; Mr H Hughes' Nanna, fourth; and Mr H T Roberts' Magnet, fifth. The race on Saturday takes place at 3 p.m.
RHYL DISTRICT. ) ROOSE AND Co s SPECIALITIES.—These are all per- sonally chosen with due regard to quality, and if you have not tried these we confidently invite you to do so. Always fresh, exquisite flavours, and at keenest market prices.— S.P.Q.R. Stores, Queen Street. TiiE Annual Event of Special Interest. For the first 15 days of September only, Genuine Clearance Sale of Drapery goods in all departments. Immense Hednctions will he made to efl'oct a clean sweep we shall make it worth your while to visit this sale. Please note the only add¡Oess-HuBllARD's, Commerce House, 21 & 25 Welling- ton Road, Rhyl. For ome-made Bread" and Confectionery, you can't do better than call at JONES BROS', Liverpocl House, PreEitatyn. STILL LEADING.—Lloyd's Vienna Bread has met with an extensive sale on its merits. It is baked in the latest and improved ovens. Send your orders for Vienna Bread and for all kinds of high-class Confectionery to R. Lloyd Bodfor Street. FoR Finest Creamery Butter at Is. per lb. go to the S.P.Q.R. Stores, Queen Street. JONES BROS, Prestatyn, still lead with their Challenge Blend Tea' and are unsurpassed with their Bread and Cakes. NOTICE TO S)IOKERs.-Geo. Brookes' establishment, Club Building, Market Street, is the cheapest and best house in town for tobaccos. Post orders attended to with promptness. Presentation. On the 12th inst. at St George's Parish Schools, Worcester, an interesting presentation took place to Mr J Edward Jones, son of Mr W Jones, 9 Queen street, Rhyl. It appears that Mr Jones has made himself very popular in the district, and in order to show their appreciation of his services, the members of the Moors Working Men's Club decided to present him with a case of knives, forks, and carvers, on his leaving for Pontlottyn, South Wales. Mr Jones is to be married shortly, and on Sunday will be ordained at Llandaff Cathedral. For the past ten months he has been conducting services in the Moors Mission Room.—The Vicar made the presenta- tion. He said that Mr Jones' work in the parish had been so valuable that he really did not know how to carry it on after his departure. Mr Jones came among them nearly a year ago, a perfect stranger, and was put in charge of the Moors Mission Room, which was, to a certain extent, an experiment. The result had been most satisfactory, and had proved that Mr Jones had done his work with zeal and energy. The W orkingmen's Club from whom the presentation came, had gone on excellently, and he was anxious that it should continue. The vicar hoped that Mr Jones would accept the present, not on account of its intrinsic value, but on account of the good- will that accompanied it. They were extremely sorry to lose him, but wished him every success in his new sphere of work.—Mr Jones, in acknow- ledgment, said that he was deeply grateful for that outward sign of appreciation of his efforts in the Moors. His life during the past ten months had been an extremely happy one, and although he had been told that the people of the Mocrs were hard to get on with, he had found it altogether different. He thanked them on behalf of Miss Gilbert and himself, and also thanked the women of the Moors for the afternoon tea table and workbasket they hadjbeen kind enough to present to that lady. The Minstrels. On Tuesday afternoon Mr E. H. Williams, pro- prietor of the Minstrels, had an interview with the General Purposes Committee of the Council with a viewto completing the arrangements for next season. The Committee will in due course present a report to the Council. During this week Mr Williams and his troupe have placed capital programmes be- fore the large audiences which continue to patronise the performances, and they have had the services of an old favourite, Mr Fred Lake. On Monday next Mr Williams and his Merrie Men are helping the Football Club with the benefit concert they are arranging. Unwelcome Visitors. Rhyl as well as Colwyn Bay has been visited by by members of the light fingered fraternity, and two daring robberies are reported. :At Colwyn Bay last week a gentlemanly-looking person made nquiries respecting apartments, and in the tem- porary absence of the householder, who went to another room to fetch something, he removed articles of value. It appears that on Monday a stylishly dressed individual boldlywalked into a house on the East Parade in ,this town, and was seen by one of the occupants to visit several rooms, but she had not the presence of mind to call assistance or to acquaint the policeman who was in duty at the corner of the street, although she had reason to believe that the man had no business in the house. It is believed that he left this house without removing any valuables, but between five and six o'clock he walked into the house of Dr W. T. Girdlestone and stole a jewel case containing valuable property. He was not observed by any of the occupants, and made good his escape. The police have the matter in hand, and are making inquiries. Harvest Thanksgiving Services. The harvest thanksgiving festival will commence at Rhyl on Wednesday evening, when an English service will be held at S. Ann's Church at 7 p.m., the Rev 0 J Dayies, Colwyn Bay, being the preacher. A Welsh service will also be held at Bethel Chapel, Vale road. On Thursday there will be a general holiday. The services in the churches will be as follows:-Holy Trinity 8 a.m., Holy Communion; 7 p. m" evening service and sermon, preacher, Rev D Walter Davies, vicar of Llanger- nyw. S. Thomas': 8 a.m., Holy Coinmunion,ll a.m. Mattins, preacher, Rev J W Challenor, rector of Christ Church, Moss Side, Manchester; 3 p.m. ser- vice of praise. S. John's: 7 p.m. evening service, preacher Rev R J Hopkins, Vicar of S. Mark's Wrexham. English services will be held at lla.m. in the Sussex street Baptist Chapel, and at 7 p.m. in the English Wesleyan Chapel, Brighton road, 10 a.m. Queen street Congregational, 2 p.m. CIwyd street Oalvimstic Methodist Chapel, and 6 p.m. at Brunswick Welsli Wesleyan. The collections at the churches will be divided between the Denbigh Infirmary and the Royal Alexandra Hospital. The offertories in the chapels will be given to the British Schools. Intermediate Education. The awards of the junior, the junior commercial preliminary, the senior, the senior commercial preliminary, and the honours certificates of the Central Welsh Board, which are so anxiously awaited by hundreds of boys and girls in the Welsh county schools, will reach the head master of the various schools to-morrow (Saturday). The Central Welsh Board, being desirous of seeing a further development in the teaching of natural science in the Welsh county schools, and being convinced that with the funds at the disposal of the various governing bodies no more can be done in this direction than is done at present, recently approached the Board of Education with the object of securing more funds to be applied to science teaching. It is not known yet whether the appli- cation will be successful, but it is reported that negotiations are proceeding satisfactorily. London College of Music. At the recent examination held at Mr Roberts' Music Rooms, High-street, Rhyl, July 19th, the following candidates satisfied the examiler Pianoforte Playing—Intermediate Sect. (Honours): Miss M M Jones, Brynhyfryd, Denbigh. Junior Section: Miss Iva Davies, Frealands, Rhyl (2nd Class), Miss Edith Roberts, Brighton-road (2nd Class), Miss Maud Fox, Corwen (1st Class), Miss Mattie Lewis, Intermediate School (2nd Class). The above candidates are pupils of Mr Bryan Warhurst. Pianoforte Playing—Senior Section (Honours): Miss F P Roberts, pupil of Miss Roberti, Fairfield Avenue, Rhyl. Violin Playin" (Junior Section) A E Leeson. Pianoforte Plac- y- ing (Advanced Senior) H T Sadler (2nd Class), G P Evans (2nd Class). The above candidates are pupils of Mr Beatie, Epworth College, Rhyl. Mr. Orlando E Mansfield, Mus. Doc., F.R.C.O., was the examiner. The next examination will take place in December all particulars can be obtained from Mr Bryan Warhurst, local secretary. Promotion for a Local Post Office Official. It is officially announced that Mr T. Edwards, late of this town, and who was recently placed in charge of the Telegraph Department at Bangor, has been promoted to be Postmaster of Ruthin. Mr Edwards won the respect and esteem of his col- leagues while at Rhyl, nnd he carries with him the good wishes of many friends for success in his new appointment. Employees' Outings. On Sunday about 60 of the employees of the L. &N.W. Railway Co., connected with the station at Rhyl, had an outing to Holyhead, where they spent a pleasant day. TheCompany gave them every facility to view their extensive premises at Holy- head, and by special permission of the Admiralty they were allowed to view the guardship.—-On Saturday the employees of the Journal" Printing Works had their annual outing, Bangor, Beau- maris, and Menai Bridge being visited, and a most enjoyable time spent. Death of Mr W. A. Thomas. On Saturday last the death took place at his residence, Northampton House, Abbey-street, of Mr W. A. Thomas, a young man who was well known in football circles, and who had recently been added to the list of official referees for the Combination. For years he was connected with the local Football Club, and his death came as a paiuful surprise, aod more especially so as he was but recently married. The funeral took place on Monday, the Vicar and the Rev W J Davies officiating. At the service in the Parish Church the St John's Choir (of which the deceased was a faithful member) sang two hymns, and Mr J D Asher played the Dead March." The interment took place in the Church Cemetery. Wreaths were sent by the following :—His Loving Wife, Mr and H Thomas (brother and sister); Mother, Father and Sister Mr and Mrs Bailey and family, North- ampton Mr Campling, Bodfor Street His fellow workmen Mr and Mrs Jones, Queen Street (aunt. and uncle) Mr and Mrs Jones, Abbey Vaults Mr and Mrs Pepper, Abbey Street; Miss Lyne, Abbey Street; Miss Jones, Wellington Road; &c. The Grand Pavilion. Last night that well-known piece, A Greek Slave," was cleverly staged at the Grand Pavilion e, by Messrs Morell and Mouillot's Company. It was played in an able manner, and was well received. The play is one of the most interesting and popular on tour, and has drawn large audiences wherever produced. It will be repeated to-night (Friday) and on Saturday evening. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next, "The Happy Life," and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, "A Night of Folly will be staged. The Pierrots' Benefit. On Wednesday evening Mr Geo. Penn's Pierrot Troupe had their benefit at the Grand Pavilion, being well patronised. The members of the troupe with the artistes who assisted them gave a capital entertainment, every item in the programme being appreciatively received. <> Service of Praise at S. Thomas' Church. The following is the order of the Service of Praise at S. Thomas' Church on Thursday next:—Proces sional hymn, 302 (A. & M.); Prayers; Jubilatee Deo; Grand Fantasia in C. (Tours); Sous les Bois: (Guilmant); Allegretto, hymn of praise (Mendels- sohn); Anthem "The Lord is loving unto every man"; Organ Harvest-tide Pastorole (Wely); Solo, Mr F J Gamlin; Address by Rev J W Challenor; Hymn 167 (A. & M.); Collection for Curates' Fund; Organ "Hallelujah Chorus." Herr de Mersy's Benefit. At the Town Hall last evening Herr de Mersy, the popular proprietor of the Promenade Band, had his benefit concert, which proved to be a decided success. There was a large attendance, and the audience were most appreciative of the various items in the programme. Mr J D Asher had charge of the arrangements, and conducted the Rhyl Orchestral Society, which rendered good service during the evening, playing several selections in an able manner. Mrs Bevan's violin solo and the other instrumental parts of the programme were well received. Mr Robt Hughes, Mr Heaton, Mr W Hall, and Miss Clifford were each encored for their renderings, and Mr Isaac Jones and party had an excellent reception, their glees being lung in splendid style. Mr Tom Price was enthusiastically received, and had to re-appear after each of his songs, which were much ap- plauded. "When the boys come home again" was his most popular item. Mr L J Foster was the accompanist. In the interval Herr de Mersy thanked the audience for the splendid benefit they had given him, and said he appreciated very highly the services rendered by the artistes, who had readily given their services. He thanked the inhabitants of Rhyl for the support given him during the summer, and he hoped that they would not forget him during the winter, as he intended remaining in Rhyl (applause). Programme March "Marche les Toreros," Serenade "Serenade andalouse," (a) Andante (b) Bolero; Song "Star of the Twilight," Mis Clifford; Song "The Village Blacksmith," Mr Robert Hughes; Violin Solo (a) The Broken Melody," b) Introduction and Polonaise" (Op. 12), Mrs Bevan;Sketch (for muted strings) The Dustman": Evening, The Dustman goes his rounds, Cradle Song, A Glimpse of Dreamland, The Dolls Dance, The Dustman re- turns, The Chimes, Fast Asleep; Song "Stars of descending night," Mr Isaac Jones and Party; Song The Heroes of Erin-go-Brah," Mr Tom Price; Overture "La Couronne d'or," Song "Dear Heart," Mr Wilfred Hall; Song Angus Mac- donald," Miss Clifford; Song England now-a- days," Mr Tom Price; Pantomime "Ailequin et Colombine," Song "0 how the wild winds blow," Mr Hanlon; Sketch The Turkish Patrol (by special desire) (Op. 83). Record of Bright Sunshine at Rhyl. The following is the record of bright sunshine at Rhyl during the week ending September 19, 1900. H. M Thursday 10 30 Friday 11 30 Saturday 9 0 Sunday. 11 15 Monday. 4 15 Tuesday 4 0 Wednesday 5 15 Total for period 55 45 Royal Alexandra Hospital Bazaar. In the list of tradesmen, published in the pro- gramme of the above bazaar, as supplying goods to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the name of Mr J Talbott was inadvertently omitted. He is supply- ing the hospital with blankets and sheeting.
PRESTATYN. URBAN COUNCIL MEETIXO. — The monthly meeting was held on Wednesday evening. Mr Jno Jones, J.P., presided, and there were also present Messrs W H Coward, J B Linnell, John Pritchard, Peter Ellis, Thomas Williams, Goronwy 0 Jones, Ellis Roberts, John Hughes (Clerk), and W C Bell (Surveyor). There was nothing of public interest in the reports of the Committees, except that the Finance Committee reported that the Clerk had received another instalment of 953 of the district rates. The Council finished its business in a few minutes, and then went into committee to receive and consider the resignation tendered by the Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. THE STO-NFBREAKEr,The new stonebreaker ordered by the Council has not yet arrived, but the officials have made due provision for its safety on arrival, and Mr Peter Ellis has been deputed to see that it is properly placed in the quarry. THE FIRE EXGIXE.—The new steam Merry- weather fire engine duly reached Prestatyn on Mouday, and was at once placed in one of the buildings attached to the Royal Victoria Hotel. Now that the Council have secured the services of such a powerful engine it will require a properly organised brigade and a good supply of water. eccs' These are necessary before the engine can render the service required of it. THE POST OFFICE.—Mr Worfolk has been duly installed Postmaster of Prestatyn, and he has removed his newsagency and stationery business to the Post Office Buildings. The appointment of Mr Worfolk appears to be popular with all sections of the residents. THE WATER SUPPLY.—On Saturday afternooO a deputation of the Council waited upon Mr and Mra MacLaren by invitation at Bodnant Hall, and discussed the question of the Water Supply, The proceedings were strictly private, but the confer- ence shows that both the owners of the works and the representatives of the ratepayers are prepared to discuss the matter in a friendly way- THE ELECTION*.— For the first time in its history Prestatyn will have a separate and distinct polling station at the forthcoming general election. In the past it has been necessary for Prestaty0 electors to poll at other places. EXFORCIXG THE BYE-LAws.-The Council have received complaints respecting alleged breaches ot the bye-laws by unlicensed persons plying for hire as hackney carriage drivers,and another complaint was also lodged against a licensed person for an offence- In each case the Clerk to the Council has warned the offenders that they are to be careful in the future,as the authorities will not hesitate to enforcfl the bye-laws if there is a renetition of i.hp offences* PRESENTATION. Miss Healy who acted so gallantly last winter in saving the life of a person at Prestatyn who had fallen into a ditch has been presented with a tea service, subscribed to by lo<»1 admirers of her unselfish act. While many cannot but feel that the young lady is worthy of every mark of esteem that can be bestowed on her by the public, seeing thai she risked her life to another's, it is felt that those who worked so hard to restore animation and in seeing that the young lady was well cared for until medical aid arrived should not be forgotten. THE WATER BILL.—The Prestatyn Urb»» District Council last evening decided, at a statutory meeting held for the purpose, to promote a Bill 10 the next Session of Parliament to acquire tn^ water undertaking. Air John Jones, J.P., Pre." sided, and the following Councillors were present • Alessrs Thos Williams, W H Coward, GoronWV Jones, Ellis Roberts, J E L Jones, and Peter JSH18*
MARRIAGE. On the 5th instant, at Eccles Parish Church, by Rev H. Clark, Evelyn Annie Bradshaw, only daughter of W. Bradshaw, Esq., of Church Street, Eccles, to John Oliver Teale, only son of Mr Teale, of this town. DEATHS. On the 12th inst., at 12 Edward Henry Street, Forester Shillcock (late of Alvecote), aged 81. THOJIAS.—Sept. 15th, at Northampton House, Abbey Street, William A. Thomas, loving husband of Elizabeth G. Thomas, aged 30 years, and was interred at the Church Cemetery, Sept. 17th.— Mrs W. A. Thomas wishes to thank her many friends for kind letters of sympathy they are too numerous to answer.