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LOCAL NOTES. A writer in the Haul" give8 some re- miniscences of Church life in Rhyl a quarter of a century ago, when he was one y of the Rev Hugh Morgan's two assistant curates. He states that a register was kept of ail who attended the -Welsh services on Sunday. With the assistance Of John Davies, Clochydd, and Edward Jones, -was y person, this list was "ticked," and the first thing on Monday was to prepare a list of the absentees, to be looked up during the week. Twenty-five years ago, January 15, the Welsh congregation numbered 113 in the morning and 183 in the evening. On the following Sunday 1.38 and 202, January 29, morning 137, evening 23.5. The late Canon Owen Jones was one of the choir boys taking part in the opening service of Trinity Church. Rhyl. His father, Mr Joseph Jones, MaesgwiJym, was one of the chief promoters of the move- ment to provide Rhyl with a church, and after its erection he was first parishioners' war en. 'he late Canon was well versed in t is o k-lore and in the early history of this locality. On various occasions he contri- buted short articles to the "Journal. His opinion was that >'Rhyl » was a corruption of the word "heol"-a 8treet or 8l^and< and he pointed out to remains of the old "heol" m the Ffrith to the east of the town. He thought that at one tiuie this ancient road connected Rbyl and Pres- tatyu. At the Liverpool Eisted-lfod Mr John Williams, High t, brought away two prizes —a guinea and silver medal for a set of four prints from original negatives of Welsh Mountain Scenery, and a like puze for a tet of four lantern slides. The number of Eis- teddfodic prizes won by him now total geventeen.
MR SAMUEL SMITH AT RHYL. The Liberals in Flintshire have opened their campaign, but the meeting held at the Rhyl Town Hall, despite a whipping up of the sup- porters of Mr Samuel Smith, was lacking in enthusiasm, and not even the plausible tales told by the speakers could rouse the audience. The principal peg upon which the local speakers appeared anxious to hang their hats was that of condemnation for their old idol, Mr Joseph Chamberlain. Mr Samuel Smith, strange to say, was singularly silent respecting Mr Chamberlain. Perhaps it was but natural that Mr Samuel Smith should speak more about himself, as, although he is known to many in certain ways, it cannot be said that he has shone in any degree as a politician. He has been numbered rather among the faddists of the House of Commons, and the majority of the people pay little or no attention to the opinions and speeches of such representatives. Indeed that may be the reason why Mr Samuel Smith has not been very much criticised. But in those cases where Mr Samuel Smith has been called upon to substantiate some of his wild assertions he has singularly failed to give a good account of himself, as for instance in the correspondence which passed between him and the late Vicar of Rhyl, and in another which we published only a fortnight ago. During the past five years we suppose he has not found time to make the inquiries he promised the Rev. Dan Edwards. Seeing that he is now making a tour of the constituency he will have an excellent opportunity of finding out whether or not the charges he than made were true or false. Of course it would never do for Mr Samuel Smith, or any other candidate, to face the electorate without expressing some opinion about the war, and lo we behold Mr Samuel Smith, of all men in the world, posing as an Imperialist He is prepared to accept the situation—because he cannot help himself Of course he condemned the Jameson Raid who would not do so ? But with the intimate knowledge of the Dutch people and an acquaint- ance with their history, surely Mr Samnel Smith cannot shut his eyes to the causes which have rendered it necessary for the disastrous war which the Unionist Government is now bringing to a successful issue. Has Mr Smith forgotten the fact that it was the Gladstonian Ministry which placed Kruger in a position to declare war ? Has he forgotten the fact that Lord Rosebery himself admits that the Gladstonian Government made a mistake, and why does he not tell the people that but for the shameful conduct of the Liberal Ministry in years past it would not have been necessary for the Unionist Government to have crushed one of the most corrupt governments of modern times. There is perhaps no one of the county of Flint who has a more intimate knowledge of the Boers and their tactics and devices than the Unionist candidate, Colonel Howard. He was in South Africa when Mr Gladstone brought about peace after the other Boer War, and he has repeatedly on public platforms warned the people of what was coming. Colonel Howard has improved his knowledge of the Boers, and he has faced them in a manner that calls for the admiration of his fellow countrymen. Yet it is towards the Boers that Mr Samuel Smith and the Liberal party are disposed to assume a soothing and smoothing down attitude. Mr Gladstone tried the smoothing down business years ago, and Mr Samuel Smith and his party wanted the same sort of thing last year, yet all the time that he and the Liberals were shrieking for peace the Boers were arming to the teeth, an i preparing to drive the English into the sea." Mr Samuel Smith has had 14 years' experience of the people of Flintshire, and he knows that they are a peaceful community, and so he is prepared to advocate peace, and at the same time to try and catch the votes of the suppor- ters of the Government by posing as an Imperialist He accepts the annexation of the two Republics,now that it has taken place, but what would he have advocated last year, and had affairs not taken this turn ? Mr Smith is singulaily silent on the subject. Just now it will not be out of place to draw our readers' attention to what Mr Lloyd George said con- cerning Colonel Howard at the last election. He stated that the people of Flintshire were asked to swallow Howard's sugar-coated pills. To-day it is Mr Samuel Smith who is the vendor of the sugar-coated commodity and the electors are asked to accept someone very nearly approaching a Pro-Boer with a sugar- coating of Imperialism. The Tories, says Mr Samuel Smith, have spent a lot of money, but he is silent as to the state of trade during the time Lord Salisbury has been in power. What Mr Samuel Smith leaves out we will take the liberty of supplying. The electors of Flintshire must not forget that during the three years chat the Liberal Party were in power-that is, before they were thrown out for keeping the stock of ammunition too low —the imports and exports of this country had dwindled down to £ 624,000,000 from 1:682,670,000, as left by the Unionists in 1892. As soon as the Unionists returned to power in 1895 trade improved, the annual revenues showed a marked increase, and up to last year there had been an increase in savings bank deposits of £ 40,000,000 under the Unionist Government. Yet Mr Samuel Smith says that the Tories always work for the "classes It is the working class population of the country which support the savings banks, and if trade is not good they cannot save. The substantial increase in savings is the best proof "of the prosperity of the people, and it has taken place under Unionist rule. It is true that the Government has spent much treasure, but how much of this might have been saved had the Liberals done their duty while in power ? Mr Samuel Smith proceeded to criticise the policy of the Government. He, however, for- got to tell the electors that he was a member of a party without a leader, nor was he able to say who would lead should the unexpected return of the Liberals to power take place. He criticised the action of the Government as ■ regards temperance legislation, but again did not tell his audience what he was prepared to support. He was not able to say what had become of local:option nor of the dozen and one schemes for dealing with the drink question which unfortunately divide temperance advocates. Even with Local Veto the Liberal Party has never got any further than the first reading. He was strong in his condemnation of the action of the Government in not carrying the Bill to extend Sunday closing in Mon- mouthshire, but he forgets that there are many who disagree as to the success of the Welsh Sunday Closing Act, and who entirely disap- prove of legislation for particular localities. Then, as was to be expected, Mr Samuel Smith found his way to his great point the education question. If there is one point more than another upon which Mr Smith likes to talk it is that of the Schools: it always gives him the opportunity of having a bout at the Church and the Roman Catholics. He can never lay claim to be a tolerant man. Liberals in days gone by boasted that they believed in religious liberty, but Mr Smith never loses an opportunity of showing how intolerant he is in matters of religion. He says that in some schools it is written No Nonconformist need apply,but judging from his speeches he would write in large letters everywhere "No Churchmen need apply." Yet we live in an age when tolera- tion in everything religious is [supposed to operate Once again did the audience hear of teachers who were compelled to do things in school which they did not like, and of course the schools happened to be National Schools. It could not be otherwise with Mr Samuel Smith, but he did not tell the people that he had not been able to substantiate previous assertions he had made. Has Mr Samuel Smith never heard of intolerant School Boards ? H'\8 he not heard of teachers being persecuted by members of School Boards I until they have been compelled to resign their positions ? Of course he has no time to enquire into such cases, any more than he has time to answer the challenge given him years ago by the Rev Dan Edwards. Last but not least Mr Smith tackled the land question. Judging by what he said, he found it an unpleasant subject, and so obtained solace in abusing the landlords. He alleged that all legislation had been for their benefit, but he forgot the fact that the farmers of Flintshire, by the Agricultural Rates Act passed by the Unionist Government, were relieved of half their rates. It was the Unionists who reduced the land tax from 4s to Is. But Mr Smith could give the Government no credit for honesty of purpose in their attempt to help the agriculturists Instead, he promised something in the future from the Liberals, but did not seem to know exactly what it would be. Once again are the farmers of Flintshire asked to take the Lloyd-George sugar-coated pill administered by Mr Samuel Smith, who practically says to the farmer Open your mouth, shut your eyes, and see what the Liberals will send you-only vote for me." Mr Smith makes believe that the Govern- ment have done nothing during the five years they have been in office. But the people of Flintshire know better than that. The electors know that the Unionist Government has not only carried out its promises as far as it was able to in face of a Pro-Boer and Little Englander opposition. Trade has improved to such an extent that last year there were less unemployed than for many years previously. The Government passed the Workmen's Com- pensation Bill, and the Ministers have legislated so that houses can be obtained on easy terms, and it only remains for the Small Houses Act to be put in force. The Radicals pose as the friends of the working-classes, yet they were the greatest opponents to the Government scheme for restricting alien immigration. It was the Unionists who helped the working classes, by passing an Act to prevent the importation of foreign-made prison goods, and no one will deny that they have done good work in helping necessitous voluntary and Board Schools. It is true that old age pensions have not been successfully dealt with, but it must not be forgotten that it is a matter which has puzzled the most able of our statesmen. Men who are able to over- come other difficulties of gigantic proportions find themselves at sea on this question. The Light Railway question has been successfully dealt with, and the record of the Unionist Govern- ment stands out far and away superior to that of the Gladstonian-Rosebery Ministries. During the three years the Liberals were in power they passed five out of 34 promised bills, and of the twenty planks in their cele- brated Newcastle platform they had four results! With such a record is it reasonable to ask the electors of Flintshire to return the nominee of the Liberal Party? The past of the Liberals is bad, and without a leader what is their future likely to be
A very mean attempt is being made in Rbyl to prejudice lodging-house keepers against the Con- servative candidate. They are told that the past reason has been a bad" one. Of course to some it has been, as almost every season has been. That this bad one is due to the Government in prosecuting the war in South Africa! This is not stated very publicly, and we have not heard it from Mr Samuel Smith, He says it might have been difficult to have avoided a war. We do not think that those who say to the contrary, and go on whispering to prople that they are poorer because of the war, wiil thereby gain Mr Smith many votes. We know the lodging-house keepers of Rhyl pretty well, and believe that the large majority of them will this time, as was the case at the last election, vote for Col. Howard Lord Salisbury has issued an Address to the electors of the U uited Kingdom, pointing out the issues ts be decided in the present election. After warning voters against abstention on account of sectional objects, he allnded to the eatablishmen' of Imperial power over the territories of the two South African Republics as the foremost amoug the gravest questions to be dealt with, and remarks, now that peace i3 apparently restored, it will be among the most urgent duties of Parlia- ment and the Government to investigate and remove the defects of our military system in the light of scientific progress and the experience of other Powers, a duty which could not be dis- charged by a nearly divided House of Commons, and a Ministry depending upon a broken Party. Z, The Government are charged with forcing a hustled" election. It would be difficult to understand the application of the word hustled in this relation. But the actual meaning may be conveyed by saying that the Government are precipitating the ele tion. The charge is as senseless as the expression is meaningless. To this charge Mr Chamberlain gave a very sufficient reply in his speech on Saturday, when he said :— They say that it is unconstitutional, that it is discreditable, that it is mean and cowardly to ask for your judgment in one of the greatest crises of our English history. They say the dissolution has been brought about by evil motives which they impute to us. I have observed that if there is anywhere a dirty motive to be found in the mud the Home Rulers will pick it up—(cheers and laughter)—in order to fling it in the faces of their political opponents, and accordingly they say that we have a dissolution now beeause th register is stale, and because many men who are entitled to vote will ba unable to do so. Well, it is quite true that under our registration laws there may be men upon the register at the present time who are not entitled to vote, and there may be men who are entitled to vote who are not upon the register. But I think, to quote Sir William Harcourt, it is a piece of audacity,' I might almost say of impudence, to assume that all those who are not upon the register would vote for them. Who are those who are not on the regis- ter ? They are the same flesh and blood as you you and I they have the same feelinsrs. the same I sympathies, their relatives as well as yours have gone to the war. They know what the issues are. If we had considered party interests alone, do you think we should have taken this election now, when 220,000 men—'soldiers of the Queen'— (cheers)-all of whom are voters, are away in South Africa, and are unable to record their opinion of the cause for which thev bravely gave their blood and their lives ? Do these gentlemen —Sir William Harcourt and Sir Heary Campbell- Bannerman do they believe that the soldiers, if they could return at this day-they who know something of the Boers, they who, as I have said, are sacrificing themselves for the cause of their country, in the interests of the British subjects throughout South Africa-do they suppose that these men would vote for the pro-Boers—(cries of Nothat they would vote for the 'Little Englanders' who, by their speeches, and above all by articles in their reptile press—(hear, hear)- traducing those brave men and giving opportu- nities for scandals and lies, for accusations of inhumanity and of oppression, which I believe are absolutely without foundation-do you suppose the soldiers would vote for those men ? No If they could come home, and if we had waited till they were at home, we should have had 220,000 canvassers for the Unionist cause (cheers). The Manchester GuardiaD," in its criticism of Mr Chamberlain's speech, says: In an inter- val of serious argument Mr Chamberlain made as much as he could, and more than he should, of the signs of disunion which, to his delight, he discerns among Liberals. The extent and nature of that disunion we have tried to point out frankly and exactly, as nothing is to be gained either by glossing over or by exaggerating any 6 11 1 real differences of view between men engaged in t! r. any course or joint action. That many Liberals whom we cannot, solely on that ar'count, deny to be Liberals have convinced themselves that the war is a just' one there is no doubt. We fully hope that they may yet be found acting loyally and cordially with their fellow-Liberals again when the pressure effectually put upon all but exceptionally strong and deeply-looted Liberal instincts by a very remarkable wave of public passion has passed by." Just so Lord Brassey, presiding at a meeting of the 11 Imperial Liberal Council, said their object was to keep the Government up to the mark by fair criticism. He urged that a Government which | had carried through the South African War could I not be said to have failed. Mr R W Perks said not be said to have failed. Mr R W Perks said that at least sixty Liberal candidates were in accord with the views of the Council, and of course diametrically opposed to most of Little Eoglander candidates. Mr Oulton, ex-Lord Mayor of Liverpool, and a prominent Wesleyan Methodist, has consented to stand for Wolverhampton as the Unionist can- didate. At p meeting of the Liberal Associations of the County and Boroughs, held at Mold on Saturday, Dr. Easterby presiding, Mr S Perks moved, and the Rev Joseph Davies, Buckley, seconded, the adoption of Mr Smith as candidate for the county. This was passed amidst much enthusiasm. Mr Lewis was afterwards selected to contest the boroughs. In the Denbigh Boroughs' last election the Conservative majority was 229. This time the candidates are both fresh—the Hon. G T Kenyon and Mr Clement Edwards. The former was, however, the member before 1895. The other seat in North W-ales held by a Conservative is that of Montgomery Boroughs, with e majority of 84. The Liberals are making great efforts to capture these seats. Colonel Platt is opposing Mr Lloyd George in the Carnarvonshire Boroughs. The latter's majority in 1895 was 194, out of 5,202 voters. The closest contest in North Waies at the last General Election was in Montgomeryshire, when Mr Humphreys Owen beat Capt R W Williams Wynn by 27 on a register of 7915. The latter is now in South Africa, but his friends are fighting the seat for him. There are 6,732,613 names on the register of voters. By a printer's error in the Parliamentary register twenty women in a portion of the Leek Division will be enabled to vote at this election. The archbishops recommend a special prayer for Divine guidance for the electors, to be used in churches on the occasion when the prayer for Par. liament would be used if Parliament were sitting. Are you prepared to legislate for compensation to owners of confiscated carcases ?" is a question put by a meat trade union circular to candidates. A facetious compositor printed "confiscated caresses on the circular. What have the Liberals done ?" asks Mr James Me Killop, candidate for Stirlingshire. They worked a very excellent reform the last time they were in power-they re-cushioned the seats of the House." At a meeting at North Louth Healyites and O'Brienites kept up a din for three hours. Here is a mild sample of their language I denounce him as a trickster, a coward, a cur, and a funk." Mr Robert Wynn, the Conservative candidate for Montgomeryshire has issued his address. After describing the war as inevitable, he says that the Unionist party have no desire for revenge. They simply wish to see Boer colonies prosperous and free. The formidable list of would-be candidates for Merioneth has melted like snow, and now there only remain two for the local Radical Association to deal with. There are Mr Lief Jones and Mr Osmond Williams. In the several preliminary canters Mr Lief Jones has come in first by a head or so, and in all probability he will be the man finally selected. What would Mr Tom Ellis have said to the selection one dreads to surmise. What does Mr O. M. Edwards think of it ? Merioneth prides itself on being the most Welsh" constituency in Wales, but now it stultifies its traditions and its "ideals" by selecting a man who is stated to be unable to speak the language of the majority of the electors. In this town canvassing for Mr Smith is proceed- ings at almost a vehement pice. No stone is to be left unturned," and the canvassers will call on waverers day after day. Some of the voters who are badgered are likely to vote for the other side in disgust at the attempts which are made to capture their votes. The Tories are not likely to contest either East or West Denbighshire at this electiou. Nor are the representatives of North and South Carnarvon- shire and Anglesey likely to be disturbed. Lord Salisbury has issued an Address to the electors of the United Kingdom, pointing out the issues to be decided in the present electijn. After warning voters against abstention on account of sectional objects, he alludes to the establishment of Imperial power over the terri- tories of the two SouLh African Republics as the foremost among the gravest questions to be dealt with, and remarks, now that peace is apparently restored it will be among the most urgent duties of Parliament and-Government to investigate and remove the defects of our military system in the light of scientific progress and the experiences of other Powers, a duty which could not be discharged by a nearly divided House of Commons, and a Ministry depending upon a broken Party. Lord Brassey, presiding at a meeting of the Imperial Liberal Council, said their object was to keep the Government up to the mark by fair criticisms. He urged that a Government which had carried through the South African War could not be said to have failed. Mr. R. W. Perks said that at least sixty Liberal candidates were in accord with the views of the Council, and of course dia- metrically opposed to the host of Little Englander candidates. There are 10,774 registered Electors in Flint- shire, and 3,581 in the-Flint Boroughs. The Hon George Kenyon is making a splendid fight in Denbigh Boroughs. He is an old favourite in the group of boroughs which he formerly represented, and we have every c< nfidence that the voters will elect him in preference to Mr Clement Edwasds, who is unknown to the constitu- ency and its wants. Polling in Flintshire has been fixed for Saturday, October 6th, in Flint Buroughs, and Saturday, October 13, in the county. The result of the polling in the county will be declared at Flint on Monday, October 15th. A Chester contemporary states that Mr J Lloyd Price, of Holywell, will prove a strong candidate. He is a good all-round man, a thorough Welshman, and he can speak in Welsh even better than English. He was for years a prominent Volunteer, and is a skilled musician, while as a business man he has scored great success, and he will be able to bring his business aptitude to the front in aid of his constituents' interest whenever required. The Unionists of Flint county are placed at a disadvantage by the absence of their candidate, Colonel Howard, in South Africa, but we have a better opinion of the electors of Flintshire than to believe that they would penalise a man for his patriotism. The issue is perfectly plain. On the one hand Mr Samuel Smith, true to his traditions, has trimmed and wobbled over the war question! Colonel Howard, on the other hand, has placed his convictions on the subject beyond doubt by gallantly going forth to fight the enemy in person. The address which his committee have issued on his behalf is an historically interesting document, and deserves the weighty consideration of every patriotic Welshman. Speaking at Flint, Mr Herbert Lewis stated that if the Conservatives are returned to power, Flint boroughs would certainly be extinguished as a separate constituency. This is playing it rather low. In the Redistribution of Seats Bill, which must be introduced by whichever party is in power, Flint boroughs will have to be dealt with according to some provision in the Act, and not maintained contrary to it for the sake of preserv ing a seat for Mr Lewis. Sir George Newnes is the Radical Candidate for Swansea. He favours Disestablishment because his father had a prejudice against paying Church Rates A daily contemporary sounds the following warning note:—"The Radicals have always boasted that they are the friends of the people, and that it is from the people they derive all their strength and power. But what do we find nowadays? Every Radical from John o' Groat's to Land's End grumbles :bectuse the Unionists have decided to appeal to the people on a question of the greatest moment to [the nation and the Empire. If the government na(i deferred the dissolution until later on the Radicals would have still taunted the Government with making the affairs of the nation subservient to party interests. The Unionists, however, may leave the grumblers to sulk and mentally curse their stars. All they have to fear is what the Dnke of Devonshire at Bradford on Saturday called 'a state of fancied security.' Like the Boers, notwithstanding their protesta- tions with regard to the election, the Radicals have made extensive preparations for a conflict, and they may be much more prepared for the fight than the Unionists give them credit for. The duke discovers a want of excitement in the present campaign, and it is to be hoped that it is not a sign of indifference." < Last night the Unionists held a meeting at! Flint, which was numerously attended, and very I enthusiastic. A vote of confidence was passed. The speakers included Mr Lloyd Price, Mr Pennant, Mr Tilby, and Mr Chambers, a working- man. Mr S Smith addressed an enthusiastic meeting at Buckley last night. This is Mr Smith's strong- hold, and the Radicals of Buckley have swamped Rhyl and the country districts in past years.
COLONEL HOWARD'S MESSAGE. SHALL THIS WORK BE UNDONE? Colonel Howard has cabled the following mes- sage from Capetown, dated September 25th Much gratified and honoured in absence. Accept with pleasure, and trust Flintshire electors will remember important issue to be decided by coming election. Policy of Lord Salisbury's Government is only one which can settle finally and firmly the differences which have recently' disturbed South Africa. We are fighting for the freedom of every man, whether white or black, from the Cape to Zambesi. The force with which I am serving is composed of men from every part of our glorious Empire. They unanimously demand complete suppression of the reign of tyranny and corruption which has so long disgraced this country, and look to Flintshire to support them in upholding the policy by which alone it can he accomplished. Flintshire electors-shall Radical politicians undo the work of the 'Soldiers of the Queen?'— HOWARD."
LIST OF VISITORS. 5 West Parade (Mrs Jones)—Mr & Mrs Parkea' London; Mr and Mrs Moore and f, Moseley MrS Price, Cradley Heath. Marine Hydro (Mrs A M Bagley, manageress)- Miss Clarke, Burton-on-Trent; Miss Casson & m, Leamington; Miss Walker, Manchester; Mrs Steeves, Bebbington, Miss Steeves do Mrs Whit- worth, Chester Miss Acton, Wrexham Mr R H Bregham. Handsworth Mr and Mrs A W Sykes, Leeds The Misses Muir, Broughton Park Mr & Mrs S Russell, Walsall; Mr Birkett Barker, Dorridge; Mr and Mrs N Roberts, Birkenhead, Master Roberts do; Mr Thos Neal, Liverpool The Grosvenor, 12 East Parade (Mrs Jones)—G Bakewell, Esq, Longton, Mr and Master Bakewell do Mrs Thomson, Didsbury, Misses Thomson (3) do S Warhurst, Esq, Staleybridge, Mrs & Misses Warhurst ^) do; Miss Piell, Welshpool; Mrs Murino, W'hampton Mrs Rawlinson, Swinton Baroness de Coppin de Grinchamps, Brussels, Baron Joseph de Coppin de Grinchamps do; Mrs Purcell, Monkstown Mr Brymond Purcell do J Omer Cooper, Esq, Boscombe, Mrs Cooper do, Master J and W Cooper do, Miss Cooper do, Miss Green do Pen-y-don Boarding Establishment (Miss Strevitt)-.Miss Hewett, Sheffield Miss Roberts, Birmingham Geo P Neele, Esq, Watford, Mrs Neele do; Rowland Greathead, Esq, Sutton Coldfield Mrs Cater, Manchester. 16 Water Street (Mrs Trevitt)—Misses Ikin, Whitchurch Miss E M Cartwright, St Martins Misses Lewis, Chester; Mrs and Master Cox, Mrs Geo Cox do. Mrs Thompson and b do; Mrs Higginbottom, f and n, Congleton. 31 Water Street (Mrs Donaldson)-F Welsh, Esq; Mr W W Knot, Bishop's Castle Master V Pearce; Mr and Mrs Chaplin, Hackney; Mr and Mrs Pimm, Birmingham; Miss Pimm do; Miss L Mason, Shrewsbury. 15 West Parade (Mrs Eadsforth)—Dr and Mrs Bradley. f and n, Salford Mr and Mrs Holloway, B'ham Mr E Holloway do. Ruabon House, 28 Crescent Road (Mrs Edwards) —Mrs Jones, Newbridge Mrs Parry, Acrefair Mr and Misses (3) Evans, Cefn Mr & Mrs Slater, B'nam, Mr A Slater do 7 Crescent Road (Mrs Sarson)—Mrs Allbright. Crewe Miss Cissie Allbright do; Miss Hughes, Bembridge; Mrs Rowe, Liverpool Miss Vera Sarson, Llandudno. 5 Crescent Road (Miss Freeman)—Mr and Mrs Walton, Rugby Mrs Plant, f & m, Walsall; Rev Samuel Eccleshall, Hulme; Misses M & E Alott, Gomersal Miss A Alott, Harrogate Miss Easter, Huddersficld. Stanhope House, Bath Street (Mrs Owen)—Mrs and Miss Pope, Dublin, Messrs Pope do; Miss Smith, Westmorland; Misses Andrews; Mr Badley, Liverpool. 23 Queen Street (Mrs Ingham)-Mrs C T Parkes, B'ham, Miss Ada Parkes do, Master Bertie Barkes do. I John Street (Mrs Shaw)—Mr A T Perrins, B'ham, Miss and Master Perrins do. 17 Rivet Street (Mrs Cowgill and Lloyd) Mr and Mrs Jones & b, Dowley. Harthfielcl House, Edward Henry Street (Mrs Hodgskin)—Mrs and Miss Boone, Albrighton Mr T H Cottrell, B'ham.
RHUDDLAN. WHAT FOLKS SAY.—That the Unionist Can- didate, Mr Lloyd Price, has made an excellent impression here, that he is a thorough gentleman and has a kind and sympathetic way with him, that he pledges himself to uphold and safeguard the best interests of the nation, and not allow them to be frittered away, that some are trying to create prejudice and ill-feeling against him on account of his being a brewer, that this trade is as lawful and respectable as other trades, that the farmer who grows barley, is on an equality with a brewer, that grocers, who are mostly Radicals, sell wines and spirits; that more intem- perance is caused by these than by brewers, that it was the Radicals who granted these licences to the grocers, that the Radicals accept brewers as their candidates when they can get them, that they have made some Lords and Baronets, that Mr Herbert Lewis has been good to Rhuddlan, that he attended the Calvinistic Methodist bazaar, that he stayed there several hours, that he is one of the one-hundred-and-fifty lawyers who composed the last parliament, that as long as there are so manylawyers in parliament there is little chance of cheapening land conveyance and things of this sort, that no Pro-Boers should be returned to another parliament, that no patriot who loves his country should vote for such men, that some seem to be the friends of every country but their own, that some Radical canvassers are full of wit, and say to those who are doubtful, "we are come to convince fools,that Mr Lloyd Price will be triumphantly returned. SUDDEN DEATH.—We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr Rughes, Pen-y-fFordd, which took place on Saturday, 22nd inst. As late as Wednesday, Mr Hughes was in the town, and visited the schools, and the same evening enter- tained some friends. On Thursday he complained a little and on Friday he was worse. Dr Heaton, of St Asaph, was summoned, and found his patient had congestion of the lungs. The usual remedies were applied, and it was thought on Saturdav, that he was a little better. However, towards evening he became much worse and died at 10-30. Mr Hughes had suffered for lyears from a weak heart, and of late the symptoms had become serious. All that human skill could do was done by his medical attendant and his relations. The suddenness of his death caused quite a sen- sation. Mr Hughes formerly lived in Winchester but on retiring from business he returned to his native country, latterly taking up his abode with his sister and his brother-in-law at Penyffordd. He held the office of churchwarden and greatly exerted himself in collecting funds for the new heating apparatus in Rhuddlan Church. He was much given to hospitality, was genial and kind to all, very generous, and greatly loved by all who knew him. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Llanfwrog, the family burial place. The Rev T W Vaughan, vicar, accompanied the funeral, and took part in the service with the rector of Llanfwrog.
IN MEMORIAM. In sad but loving memory of my beloved husband, John Edwards, Trevor House, 30, River Street who departed this life September 27th, 1899.' Aged 29 years. Sadlv missed hv his wife. A loving husband, true and kind, He was to me, in heart and mind Unknown and forgotten by the world he may be But the grave that now holds him is sacred to me. In sad but loving memory of John, the dear beloved son of T. and S. Edwards, who died at his residence, Trevor House, 30, River Street, Rhyl, September 27, 1899. Aged 29 years. The cup was bitter, and the loss severe To part with John, we loved so dear, But by God's will it must be so, At His command we all must go.
ABERGELE. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS.In the recent Centra Welsh. Board Examination, Miss Gwendoline Parker Davies, a young lady of much promise passed in the following:—English language (with distinction); Arithmetic (distinct rIIoil) Mathematics, French, Chemistry practical and theoretical (distinction).
The changes in the Wesleyan ministry arranged for 1902 include the removal of the Rev Edward Humphreys. Wrexham, to Rhyl, and the Rev. A W Davies, Prestatyn, to Oswestry.
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. THE Annual Event of Special Interest. For the first 15 days of September only, Genuine Clearance Sale of Drapery goods in all departments. Immense Reductions will be made to effect a clean sweep we shall make it worth your while to visit this sale. Please note the only add¡"ess-HuBBARD's, Commerce House, 24 & 25 Welling- ton Road, Rhyl. For liome-made Bread" and Confectionery, you can't do better than call at JONES BROS', Liverpool House, Prestatyn. 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 It Lloyd Bodfor Street. « £ °~ J"inest dreamery Butter at Is. per lb. eo 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 SMOKERS.—Geo. Brookes' establishment, Club Building, Market Street, is the cheapest and best house in town for tobaccos. Post orders attended to with promptness.
Harvest Thanksgiving Services. 1: esterday was observed as a holiday in Rhyl, and services of thanksgiving for the harvest were held, and carried out according to the programme published in the last issue of the "Journal." The churches were beautifully decorated. There were large attendances, and the collections in the churches were devoted to the Alexandra Hospital and Denbigh Infirmary, and those in the chapels to the British Schools.—As usual, many persons left town by the excursion trains.
Mr Welsh's School. We learn that Mr R J Arnold, a pupil in this school, has passed the Preliminary examination of the Pharmaceutical Society, held in July.
Poor Law Conference. It has been decided to hold the next annual meeting of the North Wales Poor Law Conference at Rhyl.
Meeting of Colonel Howard's Workers. On Monday evening, at Colonel Howard's Committee-room (Town Hall), a meeting was held to arrange for the conduct of the election in the Unionist interest in Rhyl. There was a large attendance, and it was arranged to systematically canvass the town.
The Merrie Men. The Lady Superintendent of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Children's Convalescent Home desires to thank Mr E H Williams and his troupe of Merrie Men for the exceedingly interesting and clever entertainment they gave to the children at the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. The troupe delighted the little patients, and before leaving presented them with various gifts. Mr Williams and his troupe are continuing their performances for another fortnight, having the use of the Town Hall during wet weather The reputation of the past is being upheld, and the proprietor is doing his best to prolong the season by providing first- class entertainments.
The Grand Pavilion. This week at the Grand Pavilion light comedy has been played. During the first three nights The Happy Life was staged. Last night a well-known piece, A Night's Folly," was put on the boards, and will run until Saturday. It is an interesting and taking piece, and is given by a good company. The plot is full of life, and there is a programme of musical items arranged id con- nection with the piece.
Yachting on the Marine Lake. The weekly race for the Hudson Challenge Cup was sailed on the Marine Lake on Saturday, with the following result1, Mr J Pierce Lewis's Gloria II.; 2, Mr H Fielding's Eileen 3, Mr E H Lewis's Kate 4, Mr H Hughes' Nanna 5, Mr H T Roberts' Magnet.
Property Sale. On Tuesday evening, at the White Lion Hotel, in the presence of a large company, Mr Joseph Williams, auctioneer, put up by auction several lots of property, belonging to the estate of the late Mr Richard Williams, but in no case was the reserve price reached, and the lots were with- drawn.
Theft From a Shop Counter. At a special police court held on Wednesday atternoon, Ernest Cox, hairdresser's assistant, lodging in Vaughan Street, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a silk neck scarf from the counter of Mr M S Osborne's shop in Hodfor Street. The evidence of the prosecutor was to the effect that while coming downstairs he saw the prisoner take a silk scarf from a case on ,the counter and put it in his pocket, afterwards wafking away. At the time the assistant was absent from the shop attending to customers in another part of the establishment.—Inspector Pearson proved arresting the prisoner, who at first said he had not the scarf in his possession, but afterwards stated that he had bought it, also that he intended returning to the shop and paying for it. He now pleaded guilty, and was fiued £1 and 18s costs. Yesterday the Queen Street Rovers beat the Lakeside Works by 4 goals to 0.
Re. T. A. Young, Stationer. The estate of the above shewed liabilities of £ 322. The business assets produced £50, out of which there was 924 to be divided among the creditors at Is 6d in the f, the auctioneer's charges absorbed fll 19s, the accountant's A: 10 los, solicitor's JE4 9s, rent £7 10s.
MISTAKES ABOUT DICK TURPIN. The thief, Viele Turpin, never rode to York on "Black Bess,"nor did any of the tilings generally associated with his name. In their original form the imaginary exploits of this criminal were written, it has been said, by William Mnginn, who must have put them on paper ;i bout seventy- five years after the events. But whether this be so or not, Ainsworth is the one who has most deeply engraven the famous ride on our minds, and his account in Rookwood—newspapers of the day being silent on all points but. Turpin's con- temptible ineaiiiiess-writ Lett nearly one hundred years after the criminal's execution (1739) must necessarily be pure fiction. Even in asertain- able facts Ainsworth is wrong, e.g., Turpin was not born at Thackstead, but at Hampstead the shooting of "Tom" King should be Matthew King, and it took place not at Kilburn but in White- chapel.
GiVING IT A TRIAL. "How true that is," said Mrs. Sharp, laying down the book she had been reading, and sighing deeply. "flow true what is?" mumbled Mr. Sharp, with his cigar between his teeth and his eyes still fixed on his newspaper. Why, it says in a chapter of this book that world of unhappiiiess would be prevented if bus bands and wives were only more frank and ope; with each other and kindly pointed out tHlcl other's faults—not in a spirit of criticism, but earnestly desiring to help to overcome each other's failings. It is true, every word of it. If yo,,I'd just mention some of my chief faults to me, and let, me in the same spirit point out some of your failings, I'm sure we should get along together better. We might try it, anyhow. So what, now, Alonzo, is the fault in me that vexes YOt most ? Tell me frankly." "Your tongue," replied Alonzo with frankness bordering on bhmtllecs," it; is the nearest thing to perpetual motion t know of, and it-" I'Tlittt will do, Aloiizo Slitri) You can stop at once, without heaping further insults on the wife who lowered herself by marrying you My tongue! Jleaven only knows what a womai would do without her tongue! It is her on; weapon of defellce when she finds herself tied tc a brute of a man who has no idea whatever of hil duty as a husband and father, and who, if it wen not for her tongue, would heap abuse on her lion morning till itiglit; And here, when! try t( introduce a little affection and harmony into oni home, you do your very utmost to defeat me nllt go to talking about my tongue Thank heaven have a tongue, and I know how to use it, too, a you will filld out, when you wilfully and deliher ately insult, and revile me If I had your tempe .1 wouldn't say tongue' to anyone on earln—uo ,[ wOllhlll'I.! I liavo endured enough sillee married you, Alonzo Sharp, hilI; I'd have had eiidure a gi-efit, deal more had! not-been given tongue with which to take my part; when the litisball(I vvlio vowed to protect, and love am' honour me, sneers at; all of his solelllll vows and seeks to treat me as the dirt under his feet, tell you, Alonzo Sharp, that—now, that is a prtf| i performance, isn't it? That's a pretty exhihii.io," of temper when a man tears his newspaper all i. pieces, kicks over his chair, throws Iiin cigii across the room and stamps out of lie room b.in^ ing the door and using lancn-'vge I thank Heave the children didn't hear 1 a pretty specimen h | ia to say tongue' to me or anyone else on earth
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RHYL COUNTY SCHOOL. The following pupils of the above school gained certificates at the Central Welsh Board Exam- ination held last July. SFNIOR-Arnold E Jones passed in composition, English language, English literature, arithmetic (with distinction), Latin, French. John Oswald Jones passed in composition, English language, English literature (with distinction), history, arithmetic (with distinction), mathematics, Latin, French, chemistry. JUNIOR-David J Edwards passed in com- position, scripture, English language, history. arithmetic, Welsh (with distinction), French, chemistry, geography. Reginald W Everatt passed in composition, English language, arith- metic (with distinction), mathematics, Latin, French (with distinction), chemistry (with dis- tinction), geography, book-keeping (with dis- tinction). Elsie M Fischer passed in composition, scripture, English language, English literature, arithmetic, French (with distinction), geography, drawing, domestic economy, needlework (with distinction). Gwendoline M Jones passed in com- position, English language, arithmetic (with dis- tinction), Welsh (senior, with distinction), French, geography, drawing, domestic economy. Margaret R Jones passed in composition (with distinction), scripture, English language, English literature, history, arithmetic, mathematics, Latin, French (with distinction), geography, domestic economy, needlework, with distinction. William B Manley passed in composition, English language, English literature, arithmetic (with distinction), mathe- matics, Latin, French (with distinction), chemistry (with distinction). William Henry Parry passed in composition, English language, arithmetic (with distinction), Latin, French (conversational with distinction), chemistry, geography (with dis- tinction), book-keeping (with distinction), draw- ing. Margaret A Pearson passed in composition, scripture, English language, English literature, history, arithmetic (with distinction), Latin, French, geography, domestic economy. Dora Roberta passed in composition, scripture, English language, history, arithmetic, Welsh (senior, with distinction), French, geography, domestic economy. Sarah J Roberts passed in composition, English language, history, arithmetic, Welsh (senior, with distinction), French, geography, domestic economy. Justina M Robinson passed in composition, scripture, English language, history, arithmetic, French, geographv., William Henry Parry, is entitled to a commercial certificate.
PRETTY MARY'S WAYS. MUCH-WANTED RHYL BOARDINC-HOUSE THI EF [From the Daily Mail."] The story of bashful Mary Frazor grows more interesting as it develops. Large crowds gathered to witness her arrival in Folkestone, and her subse- quent departure, with the Chief Constable as commander of her escort. It has already been said that Mary Frazer is a well-favoured young lady, who has gone by so many names that Frazer is possibly only a last selection, and that she is believed to be one of the most daring boarding-house thieves on record. On Wednesday people who looked into Folke- stone Town Hall, thought there was a small bazaar. A large table was tastefully set out with fancy goods and jewellery. Diamond and sapphire rings, bracelets, brooches, watches, beautiful miniatures, jewel cases, and travelling bags were displayed and ticketed. They were Mary Frazer's hauls. One of the things was an Army officer's leather case, which had been cut open. Mary Frazer filled up two cheques in a book which it contained, forged the officer's name, and got considerable sums of money. Owners from all over tire country arrived in Folkestone on Wednesday to take possession of their stolen property. Mary Frazcr's way was to go to a boarding- house, take rooms, retire upstairs on the plea of being tired, and at the earliest opportunity dis. appear with the most valuable portable property within reach. The following list of her perform- ances in this way since she escaped from the custody of prison warders at Winchester last January, was given on Wednesday Januarv 19th. Hastinas Fehnmrv lqfh- Tirirrh. -("'1- 7 -1 --v. -05" ton May 30th, Eastbourne July 5th, Henley- on-Thames, 28th, Maidstone; August 6th Cromer, 9th, Cowes, 17th, Malyern, 22nd, Bar, mouth, 23rd, Rhyl, 28th, Ilkley, 29th, Harrogate, 30th, Scarborough, 31st, Filey; September 6th Hunstanton, 12th, Bexhill, 13th, Worthing. 17th Tunbridge Wells, 18th, Folkestone, where Nicholas Gardner, a clerk iu the railway parcels office, having doubts about the lady, called in the police. Further evidence having been given, the Folke- stone bench committed Mary for trial, and stil' hiding her face from the public gaze with the whit handkerchief of a blameless) life she retired unde, the Chief Constable's care to Canterbury prison. The magistrates complimented the Chief Con stable and his officers on the way they had pu the evidence together, and the Chief Constable gallantly bowed their compliments on to he ra way clerk who enabled them to arrest
FROM THE" MAFEKING MAIL" SPECIAL SIEGE SLIP. MOXDA-S, MAY 14th, 1900, 214th day of Siege. About 1 o'clock Major Godley, with men of B. Squadron, under Captain Marsh, and of D. Squadron under Captain Fitzclarence, and .some Baralongs attacked the kraal. A 7-poun- der under Lieut. Daniel, was taken to a position close up, and the Boers were offered a chance to surrender. This they refused to avail themselves of, and the gun was trained on them. Unfortunately the lanyard broke or we should not have had so many prisoners to find Sowen for, and a smart interchange of firing took place without casualty to us but one killed and three wounded in the kraal. In the meantime Major (Godley's men had entirely surrounded the place, and with fixed bayonets, advanced gradually from cover to cover, closing in until they reached the stone walls, which they simultaneously scaled. The sight of that compact circle of shiniug blades and the realisation that they faced the terrible British bayonets, of which, previously, they had only heard, but heard enough, utterly cowed the occupants of the kraal, and para- lysed their fire. They puddled together like sheep, crouching down in a shrinking shivering heap. Some burst into tears, probably at the death of the man we shot, there was "hurried whispering with quick, loud "yahs," and scarcely was the order "charge uttered than in their midst a shaking hand hoisted the white flag and they surrendered. This lot were all, or nearly all the lower class of Boers, with their rifles they had made a game" stand, but scarcely half-a-minate was required to settle matters, when it came to close quar- ters. Then came another danger to them. Over the walls from every side came the Baralongs. Their mortal enemy, the Boers, were now beaten, and they wanted to kill These Baralongs are Barutshes, and must not be confounded with the other tribes of Bara- longs, such as those fighting with the Boers against us. They wanted this day to wipe off their debt of burned homes, stolen cattle, tortured and mutilated relations, :and like magic, in their hands appeared assegaies, hatchets, knives, old swords, weapons of every kind. With a bound and yell they were over the walls they had red in their eyes, and meant to kill. Like a flash almost was their butchery commenced, when Captain F. C. Marsh, at fearful personal risk, jumped in amongst them and interposed himself between the covering Boers and their would-be mur" derers. Had he not done so none would have been spared alive. Some managed to escape, the wounded were sent to hospital for atten- tion, and twenty-five were marched into town and safely lodged in gaol.
Record of Bright Sunshine at Rhyl. The following is the record of bright sunshine at Rhyl during the week ending September 26. 1900 H. M Thursday 9 0 Friday 2 30 Saturday 0 10 Sunday. 3 5 Monday. 5 0 Tuesday 8j. 15 Wednesday 1 0 Total for period 29 0
A deplorable scene took place in the Congrega- tional Chapel at Cerrigydruidion, where two deacons fought in the society meeting. Cross-summonses have been heard by the magistrates, and the starter of the fray has been fined. Two ex-Baptist Ministers—Rev. Evan Jenkins and Rev. J Burry Thomas-were publicly received into Church communion by the Bishop of 8ti, David's on Monday,