ELECTRIC TRAMS FOR RHYL. INQUIRY BY THE LICHT RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS. THE SCHEME APPROVED. On Saturday the Earl of Jersey, G.C.B., and Colonel Boughey, C.S.I., sat at the Council Chamber as the Light Railway Com- missioners for the purpose of hearing evidence in snpport of the application of the Rhyl and Prestatyn Light Railway Company for an order authorising them to construct electric tramways through the streets of Rhyl from a point on the East Parade, opposite the Grand Pavilion. Mr Henry Allen Steward, Secretary to the Light Railway Commissioners, was also present. Mr Lewis Coward, barrister-at-law, appeared for the promoters of the scheme. There were also present Mr Warwick Webb (solicitor and parliamentary agent to the company), Mr H Percival Williams (Messrs Gamlin & Williams, local solicitors for the scheme), Mr A Dickinson (Messrs Alfred Dickinson & Co., Birmingham) engineer, Mr F G Griffiths, Birmingham; Councillors J S Greenhalgh (chairman), Peter Mostyn Williams, Captain E W Keatinge, Dr Girdlestone, A L Clews, H A Tilby, J W Jones, D Griffiths, Messrs A Rowlands (Town Clerk), A A Goodall (Town Surveyor), G A Taverner, Chadwick, E Edwards, W Hall, D Trehearn, M S Osborne, etc. Mr Lewis Coward in laying the case before the Commissioners said that the scheme now proposed was really a continuation of that sanction last year to be constructed from the East Parade, Rhyl, to Prestatyn. The ap- plication for the original undertaking was made in March, 1899, but it was not until the 3rd of April, 1900, that the order was finally con- firmed. The proposed extension was the natural corollary of the order of 1900, because it would bring the two ends of the town into direct communication. It was proposed to take the line along the West Parade to Sandringham Avenue, thence to the Marine Lake, with a short length running to the Foryd. It would be continued along Welling- ton-road and Bodfor-street to the Railway Station, thence through High-street to the West Parade. There was also to be a short length in Queen-street, which was the more direct route to the sea from the railway station, and a petition would be signed in favour of the line passing through that street. No formal objection had been made to the scheme. The Company had made an arrangement with the Rhyl L-rbaii District Council to take the electric current from them for a period of five years. The District Council had already obtained sanction to a loan of £ 27,000 for electric light works, and had entered into con- tracts and were actively pushing on with the works. The promoters had agreed to pay to the Council a minimum sum of something like £1,000 per annum for five years. Provided the order was confirmed sufficiently early, the Company had agreed to complete the whole line by the 1st of April next year, by which date the Council would be in a position to supply them with the electric current. Mr P Mostyn Williams (Chairman of the Electric Light Committee), said he was .in favour of the scheme, and believed that it would offer great facilities for visitors and residents. The town required easy means of access, and the proposed extension of the line would provide what was wanted. The Marine Lake was becoming more popular, and the value of that undertaking would be materially z, increased if there was a tramway running to it. The Council also hoped that some day there would be steamers running to Foryd from Liverpool, and if that did come to pass the tramway would be of great benefit in carrying people to the town. The Council would derive pecuniary benefit from the concern, as they would supply the Company with electric current from the new electric light works, so that the tramway promoters would be good customers to the governing body of Rhyl. The Council desired that the works would be constructed as soon as possible. Lord Jersey asked Mr Mostyn Williams which of the two thoroughfares—High-street or Queen-street, he would prefer that the line should pass along. Mr Mostyn Williams replied that he would like to see the nne running through both streets. The distance to the Parade from Wellington-road was very short, and his idea was that they should take the line along Queen- street if the High-street people objected. Lord Jersey Do you know of any objection regarding the High-street route ? Mr Mostyn Williams I do not know of any objection myself, and I have seen a memorial from Queen-street, which is the direct route from the Station to the Parade. Mr Coward There is more traffic in High Street ? Mr Mostyn Williams Yes. Of course, the electric tramway would draw traffic, and would make High Street more busy. Mr Coward If it went through Queen Street it would improve that thoroughfare and detract from High Street. Mr Mostyn Williams Yes. The Town Clerk was-then called, and stated that he had held office for 30 years. On April 4th, 1900, the Rhyl Council passed a resolu- tion approving of the scheme. He agreed with what Mr Mostyn Williams had said, and he believed that the Councillors generally approved of the scheme. He did not believe that the line would injure the shopkeepers in High Street it would rather improve their business. At one time it was stated that there was an objection to the High Street route, and as soon as the shopkeepers in Queen Street, heard that they petitioned the Council to take the line through the latter street. No formal objection had been lodged to the scheme, and he believed that people would like to see it passing along both Queen Street and High Street. Mr J S Greenhalgh said he was in favour of the High Street route although Queen Street was the more direct route to the sea. He would like to see the line passing through Queen St. as well as High Street. More people would be tapped if the latter route were adopted. He heartily supported the scheme, and believed that the tramway would be of great benefit to the town, as the place had developed in a longitu- dinal direction, and there were houses built right up to the boundary on each side. The town was very narrow, and so people were bound to build on the vacant land at either the east or west end, with the result that they required easy means of access from one point to another. The sea frontage of Rhyl was nearly two miles in length. Mr J W Jones agreed with what the Chair- man of the Council and Mr P Mostyn Williams had said. He believed that the electric tram- way would be a great attraction to the town of Rhyl, and that it was indispensable to the success of the larger undertaking to Prestatyn. Additional mean,, *f communication between the East and West ends of the town were required, and a marine drive of 4 to 5 miles in length was sure to be popular. Mr A Dickinson was next called, and said he had prepared the plans for the undertaking. The scheme presented no engineering difficul- ties, the heaviest gradient being 1 in 28. The complete line would be about seven miles in length. It wuuld be worked on the 3ft 6in gauge, and be worked on what was known as the overhead system." He calculated that about -0,000 persons would use the line each week during the summer, 6,000 weekly during the winter, or an average of 13,000 for the twelve months. The capital of the company would be £ 75,000 share, with power to borrow £ 25,000. In reply to Lord Jersey, Mr Coward said the company wanted to run the trams next April, but in order to do that it would be necessary that the Order should be issued at once. In the last instance there was a period of 13 months between the holding of the inquiry and the issuing of the Order. There had been con- siderable opposition on the part of the private owners of land over which the railway would pass, and a deviation had to be made in the route. The Prestatyn Urban District Council I had also petitioned against the running of f Sunday trams, which matter had been adjudicated upon by Sir Courtney Boyle himself, but the opposition failed. He pressed upon the Commissioners the necessity of the Order being confirmed as soon as possible, as the Rhyl Council were proceeding to get their electric light works ready by the 1st of April next year. There was no opposition to the Order being granted, and Lord Jersey said it would be issued. The company would be required to increase their deposit from £1300 to £2000. Mr Warwick Webb replied that that would be done at once. The Town Clerk said he was directed to ask whether the two schemes-that from Prestatyn to Rhyl and the extension through the streets —would be carried out simultaneously. Mr Coward said that it would be carried on as a whole. The Town Clerk said he was also directed to ask whether the Company would give a guarantee to run trams during the winter. Mr Dickinson replied that the Company had entered into an agreement to take a certain quantity of current, which made it necessary to run trams all the year round. Mr Cowards added that they would have to use the current as agreed, and if they did not run the trams how could they expend it. Mr Tilby said he did not consider that the answers given were what they should be. He asked that the representatives of the Company would give an undertaking that there would be a continuous service all the year round. There was an idea abroad—he did not know what grounds there were for it—that the Company did not intend to run the trams all the year round, and he asked for an assurance on that point. Did the Company intend giving a complete service during the winter months Mr Coward said it was the Company's inten- tion to keep to the terms of their agreement with the Council as to the taking of current. Lord Jersey said that clause 54 of the Order gave people the power to appeal to the Board of Trade if it was considered that they were not getting what they were entitled to. Mr Coward added that the Council had their remedy if sufficient trams were not run. Lord Jersey said he felt that the public were sufficiently protected by the clauses of the Order. Mr Tilby replied that an appeal to the Board of Trade was a cumbersome process, and the question might arise as to what was sufficient for the public, or what was injurious. It would be more satisfactory if the promoters would give an assurance that they would run a con- tinuous service. The Chairman said he thought that the pub- lie were protected by the clause. He did not think that there would be any difficulty in approaching the Board of Trade. Mr Tilby believed that an assurance from the Company would allay public anxiety on the question. Mr Coward said it was the firs; time that he had heard it suggested that the Company did not intend to act in accordance with the powers they were seeking. They intended to keep up a proper service, and if they did not do so a remedy was provided in the Act. Mr Tilby said he would be satisfied with that assurance. Lord Jersey The Board of Trade will soon come down upon them if they do not do what is right. It was also stated that the new Order and thal already granted would be read together as one Order. The proceedings then closed. Z!1
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A Radical Protest. Sir,—During the few days of whirling excite. ment which remain before the general election those Radicals who detest with heart and soul a war of rapacity and revenge will be obliged to consider whether they can support a candidate who declares for annexation. ,« I have no fault to find with annexation," says a candidate who ought to be an ornament to the Liberal party. If a temperance condidate were to declare to an audience of abstainers, I have no fault to find with beer," his pronouncement would be received, I imagine, with signs of disfavour. Equally incon- gruous, to say the least, is Liberal acquiescence in a policy which entails the prolonging of the most ghastly crime of modern times. Meanwhile the Liberal leaders without exception accept annexation, and it is evident that, anticipating the possibility, however remote, of succeeding to office, they feel unequal to the act of moral courage which would be required by the restoration of independance to the two Republic. Really these gentlemen need not be apprehensive! The sweets of office are pro- bably not within their reach at present, and they might just as well have remained true to Liberalism. That objection, however, has been met by the remark from a Liberal leader that after annexation we must apply Liberal principles in our adminis- tration of the subjugated Republics. Now, there are a few inexperienced Radicals probably who never dreamt of such a thing! Why, that solves the difficulty at once, and dissipates any qualms of conscience which we might otherwise have felt! Thus it is that difficulties disappear as if by magic when men of affairs address themselves to problems which have been troubling muddle-headed Radicals. By all means, then, let us have a khaki election. If we canDot place the Liberal Imperialists in power, we may be fortunate enough to see Mr Chamberlain in high office. As to those unpatrio- tic Radicals who growl and say that for every Outlander in the Transvaal there are probably a dozen native-born citizens in this country who are denied the franchise, they have no conception of the high destinies of the Anglo-Saxon race And when those irrepressible Radicals, again, point out that the working classes in this country bear five- sixths of the indirect taxation, whilst that cor- rupt" oligarchy iu the Transvaal lays the burden largely on the rich-why, such Radicals only show an entire absence of humour. What whimsical rogues those administrators of a corrupt oligarchy must be to tax so heavily the rich Why, in any oligarchy worthy of the name-such as this—the rich lay the burden on the poor. But we shall soon teach those ignorant Republicans how a coun- try is governed by a true oligarchy. And to this sorrry pass has Liberal Imperialism been brought The pity of it Yoars &c., Hy. LEAVER.
ST. ASAPH. At a general ordination held by the Bishop o St Asaph in his Cathedral Church, on Sunday the 23rd day of September, the following gentlemen were ordained :-Priests.W Foster Jones, B.A., St David's College, Lampeter, and St Michael's College, Aberdare; John Rees Rowland, B.A., Hatfield Hall, Durham, and St Michael's, Aberdare; (ieorge Rees, M.A., Pembroke College, Oxford. Deacons.—Rhys Price, B.A., Durham University t unattached); Thomas Jenkins, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford. The following gentlemen were ordained by Letters Dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Bangor. Priests.—Henry Jones Davies, B.A., St David's College, Lampeter; Richard :Hughes, Licentiate in Divinity do; Robert Lloyd Roberts, B.A., Selwyn College, Cambridge. Deacons.— Hugh Williams, ,Licentiate in Divinity, St David's College, Lampeter; Richard Owen Thomas, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford. Preacher.—The Ven. John Pryce, Archdeacon of Bangor. Gospeller.—Mr Hugh Williams. The Bishoplafterwards) licensed Mr Rhys Price to the Curacy of Rljosllanerchrugog and Mr Thomas Jenkins to thejeurkey of Rhyl.
BIRTH. BEDLHNOTOX.— On the 21st inat at 16 Edward Henry St, the wife of W A Beddington of a son.
A RECORD HISTORY. Messrs J. & J. Colman, Ltd., have again made a record at the Paris Exhibition, having been awarded the Grand Prix, the highest honour pos- sible, both for their mustard and for their starch. They have also been awarded the Silver Medal the higJaest award to any English house, for their blue. This is a remarkable instance of the contin- ued supremacy of well-known articles; for Messrs Colman have previously obtained no fewer than 43 highest awards at International Exhibitions all over the world. i
THE LIBERAL CAMPAIGN AT RHYL. ADDRESS BY MR SAM. SMITH. The Liberals opened their campaign at Rhyl on Tuesday, when Mr Samuel Smith addressed a meeting at the Town Hall. There was not a full attendance at the commencement, but towards the close the building filled. The proceedings cannot be said to have been of a very enthusiastic character, although the speech of the Liberal candidate was well received. Mr S Perks presided, and in opening the proceedings reviewed the position of affairs in the political arena, and condemned the fighting of the election on "a stale register," attributing the holding of the contest now to the clever tactics of Mr Joseph Chamber- lain. The country, he said, was looking forward to social legislation, having had enough of the war, and the people should remember that one of the principles of the Liberal Party was "Peace retrenchment, and reform." He contended that the Government had not kept their promises, and that the legis- lation they had passed did not benefit the people. The Government having done so little could give poor hope for the future. Mr W Elwy Williams moved the first reso- lution, expressing emphatic disapproval of the policy of the Government both at home and abroad, and of its conspicuous failure to fulfil its promises of political and social reforms made previous to the last election. The resolution also specially condemned the un- fair legislation of the Government by which public money had been given to privileged classes also against the waste- ful expenditure which had characterised the Government's administration generally. He hoped that the electors would not be led to vote according to what people said, but they should enquire into things for them- selves. He contended that Lord Salisbury and the Tory Party were being made the tools of Mr Joseph Chamberlain. (A Voice: Nonsense). The speaker then went into the manifestoes issued by the leaders of the two parties, and said that he wished that the soldiers could have returned from South Africa before the election in order to tell people how they had been treated, being short of food and clothes. (A Voice: Nonsense. Cries of "Turn him out"). He believed that they would have trouble in South Africa for years to come, and so long as a Tory Government was in power means would be found for U3ing the powder and shot supplied by in- terested contractors. He hoped that Mr Samuel Smith would be returned by a large majority (applause). Mr J L Muspratt seconded the resolution, and paid a tribute of respect to Colonel Howard, who was gallantly fighting the battles in South Africa (applause). He understood that Colonel Howard was to oppose Mr Samuel Smith, and he would be sure to lose again (Applause and cries of No.") The speaker then touched on the question of the war, and argued that the Liberal Party were better fitted for carrying out army reforms than were the Tory Party. In order that good might result to the country after the war it was necessary to send to Parlia- ment a strong Liberal Party (applause). The resolution was carried. Mr Samuel Smith was accorded a cordial reception, and having thanked the audience, said he had been the member for Flintshire for 14 years, and he felt that during the time they had got on well together. He was certain that no member could have had a more loyal constitutency, or one that gave the member less trouble or criticism. He hoped that he would be spared some years, and that they would be spent in their service (applause). He had sat in Parliament for 18 years, and lie felt that he was getting to be one of the old members of the House of Commons, which had changed wonderfully during the past few years. He had come out first for Liverpool as a social reformer, but he did not find it an agreeable place for a Liberal to represent, and, while he was in India, Flintshire had elected him. He thought that both side had been fairly well satisfied with the marriage. He felt that they were entering on another successful battle (applause). He had been around the constitu- ency, and he believed that the Liberal cause in Flintshire was more healthy than it was at the last election, when there were so many local misunderstandings. He felt that the party was now more united and more closely knitted together. He was more Hanguine than ever of the result, and he felt that they would, do better than their neighbours supposed. (Hear, hear.) What was true of Flintshire was equally true of the United Kingdom, and the Government would find that they were more unpopular than they supposed. Despite the want of leader- ship, the Liberal party would turn out to be very strong (applause). The War. There was no doubt about it that the war in South Africa had tried the Liberal Party, and it was no wonder that a cer- tain section had taken a very strong stand against the policy of the Government in the early stages of the negotiations. He had been adverse to the war, and had done his utmost to prevent it, and at one time had a mind to move the adjournment of the House in order to raise a discuSsion on the policy of the Government, which he foresaw was bound to end in war. He knew that it would be a long and tedious war, as he had read the history of the Boers and of the wars that England had had with Holland. He knew that it would be a very difficult business. The Liberal Party were disgusted with the Jameson Raid and the abortive inquiry that took place. They protested against the white-washing of the capitalists and the punishment of Dr Jameson. He had felt that the opinion of London was unwholesome and that the newspapers were in the hands of South African millionaires. That was what led him and others in the earlier stages of the negotiations to take their stand against the Government. But he was bound to confess that with a fuller knowledge of South African affairs, he felt that the blame for the war was to be divided between Mr Kruger and his corrupt allies and Cecil Rhodes and his corrupt party (applause). They had had in South Africa two great cliques working against each other for their own ends, and whose great and only object was to get as much treasure as they could. The result was most disastrous. He hoped that the country was wiser in consequence (applause). There were matters upon which they could agree, and he for one was prepared to accept the situation. He felt that there was nothing left but the annexation of the two, Republics (loud applause). Those two States would be incor- porated into the great British Empire- (applause)—and he did not think that the Dutch citizens would be very long before they found that they were self-governing States, like Canada and Australia. It would take years to get over racial feeling, and it would be difficult to get rid of the deep-seated bitterness through which had been caused. It would be their duty as a Liberal Party to do all they could to smooth over the position, and make it as easy as possible for their enemies to live with them on terms of friendship (ap- plause). The Government had kept the country in hot water ever since it had been in power. It was said that the nations of the world respected a Tory Government, but they found that England had had on hand several big wars, and that they had narrowly escaped wars with Russia, France, Germany, and America. There was no doubt that England was very much disliked by the nations of Europe, and there was not one who would not give us a hard knock if it had the chance. That being so, it would be the duty of the next Government to put their home defences in order. He made bold to say that had a strong Liberal Government been in power there would have been no Jameson Raid I (applause), Had Mr Gladstone been attfyei head of affairs it would have never :happened, I nor would they have had any South African war. No doubt there would have been disagree- J ments, but they would have been settled without war. He feLJthat whenever a Tory Govern- 1 ment was in power there was a relaxation of the bonds which kept the officials in check in different parts of the world. The war and the Tory Government had cost them a great deal of money. The Government had raised the expenditure from 94 millions in 1895 to 120 millions in 1900. In fact the Tories took 120 millions out of the pockets of the taxpayers in one year, and borrowed 50 millions. It was an enormous waste of treasure, and a very anxious time was in store for the taxpayers; the expenditure on the Army and Navy was bound to go on increasing, as a large army would be required in South Africa and China. England had raised the animosity of the whole world, and that made them feel insecure, He did not say that a Liberal Government could have prevented what had taken place, but the situation had been accentuated by the policy of the Government, as it would be most unhappy in dealing with the foreign affairs. Turning to The Domestic Policy of the Government they should consider what the great social reformers were aiming at. The temperance question was one of the most important, as last year 160 millions of money was spent in strong drink, or 40 millions more than 20 years ago. The figures had risen with gigantic strides, and they should not forget that there were thousands of wretched homes in con- sequence. What had the Tory Government done ? They appointed a Royal Commission which recommended that the sale of drink to children under 16 years of age should be pro- hibited. All others would agree with that, yet the Government would not give the time necessary for the dealing with a Bill brought forward on the subject (shame). Then the Royal Commission also advocated the ex- j tension of the Welsh Sunday Closing Act to Monmouthshire, but the Government declined to carry it into effect, as well as refusing to pass the Bill drawn up for temperance reform by Mr Herbert Roberts (applause). The Government could not lay claim to having done anything to further temperance reform, and it should not be forgotten that the drink interest was growing, as the brewery shares were being spread all over the country. It was against tho drink trade that the general election would have to be fought as much as anything else (applause). The Education Question was flso one that the Tory party declined to deal with in a fair way. They were bound to the clerical party, and they had to bow to the ecclesiastics who worked the system for their sole benefit (applause). The Govern- ment took the orders from the Bishops, who used their powers to strengthen their own system and to weaken that of the School Boards (ap- plause). They used their power to strengthen the clerical schools all over the land. They turned a deaf ear to remonstrances, and lie had repeatedly raised the question of the children of Noncon- formist parents being marched to Mass from the day schools. He had supplied the Govern- ment with the names of the schools where it was done, and it had never been denied. He had asked the Minister of Education across the floor of the House of Commons whether it was legal, and he had replied that he had no right z! to intrude. He asked if a Ritualistic vicar brought an image of the Virgin Mary to the schools and asked the children to adore it whether it would be legal. The reply was that the Government had no right to interfere. He wished it to be clearly understood that the law as construed by the Tory Government placed them in the position of believing that an Anglican school could be turned into a Roman Catholic School without remonstrance, or that it was possible without interference for Pro- testant children to be taught Romish doctrines, like the children of Spain and other countries. It was marvellous that the people of this country were so apathetic on this questions. When they consented years ago to the children receiving a religious educa- tion in the schools they never dreamt that they would be taught as in Spain, but that the teaching would consist (of instilling into the minds of the children the main truths of Christianity as laid down in the Bible (ap- plause). The day had arrived when the people of this country had a right to demand that the National Schools should be placed in their proper position, and that the people should control them in every part of the country (applause). In many schools the children of Nonconformist parents were not admitted as pupil teachers unless they renounced the faith of their father, and almost adopted the doctrine of the Church of Rome. Mr Jackman, the President of the National Union of Teachers, had given instances in which teachers had been dismissed because they would not attend early communion, for attending evangelical services, or refused to join the choir, and another because he managed the village library. Several teachers had written to him on the subject, but begged that he would not divulge their names or they would be dismissed. It was a shame that the people entrusted with the education of the children of the country should be placed in such a state of intollerant servitude (applause). In many of the schools it was written No Nonconformist need apply," and in several cases the teachers were stuffed full of the contents of manuals on history which were not correct. They were taught to look upon those who supported the Reformation as very undeserving people, and on those who op- posed it as very deserving. He felt that there was not a more important question before the country than that of elementary education. He was sure that Wales would be sound on the temperance and educational questions (ap- plause). There was another great question to be dealt with in the future. He referred to The Land Question. With regard to the measure passed by the late Government he could only say that it was of imaginary benefit to the farmers, as the land- lords took out of the farmers' pockets what was put in from other sources (hear, hear). It was the landlords who had benefited by the rates being reduced, as they had looked out to see that the rents were not reduced or abatements made. The dodge of the landlords was too transparent not to be seen into (hear, hear). The only way that the farmers could be benefited was on the lines laid down by the Welsh Land Commission, who recom- mended many useful reforms. Unless a man could have security of tenure, in no matter what pursuit he was engaged, he could not be successful. The Tories, would not give that security of tenure to the farmers, as they were the supporters tthe landlord class and legislated for themselves. He did not know how the Liberal Government would deal with the grants now made by the Tories but in any course they pursued they would have to see that the farmers were not allowed to suffer. The aims and ideals of Wales were not properly understood in Westminster, and therefore Wales should send up as strong a body as possible to represent their ideas. The Welsh people did not take such a deep interest in Imperialism, but felt that politics should be a department of the Sermon on the Mount (applause). Mr Smith closed his speech by paying a tribute to the abilities of the younger members of Parliament returned by Wales, and hoped that their number would be increased. He had endeavoured to carry out the wishes of the people, and would do so again (applause). The Rev E E Ingham moved a vote of confidence in Mr S Smith, and said that that gentleman advanced with the times, realising that Liberalism could not live by past records, but must always look to the future. Lord Salisbury had said it was necessary to have a strong Government to settle the South African Republics (applause)—but Lord Roberts had already done that. It was not likely that the Liberal Party would ever attempt to undo what had been done. (A Voice Rats.") Mr Hugh Edwards seconded, and the resolu- tion was carried. A vote of thanks was then passed to Mr Perks for presiding, and the proceedings closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
Past Elections. Flintshire, 1895.— Mr S. Smith (R) 4,376 Col. Howard (C) 3,925-451 Do. 1892.— Mr S. Smith 4,597 Sir R. Cunliffe 3,145-1452 Do. 1886.— Mr S. Smith 4,248 Mr Pennant 2,738-1510 Do. 1885.— Lord Grosvenor (R) 4,758 Mr H. R. Mostyn (C) 3,132-1626 Flint Boroughs, 1895. iNIr J. H, Lewis (R) 1,828 Mr P. P. Pennant (C) 1,663-165 Do. 1892.— Mr J. H. Lewis 1,883 Mr P. P. Pennant 1,524-359 Do 1886.— Mr. J. Roberts (R) 1,827 Sir H. A. Jackson (U) 1,403—424
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.n_- Annual Outing of Messrs Rhydwen Jones & Davies' Employees. The fifth annual outing of the employees of Messrs Rhydwen Jones and Davies, the well known famishing firm, of Rhyl and Llandudno, came off on Saturday, Birmingham being the place visited. The day was beautifully fme. The Llandadno contingent, in charge of Mr Walter Jones, left by the 8-10 a.m. train, the Rbyl contingent, with Mr Alfred Jones and Mr T Davies, being picked up at their own town. The whole company numbered about 60, which were aug- mented at Birmingham by the appearance of a few well-known commercial travellers. Birmingham was reached at 12-30 a.m. Dinner was served at the White Horse Hotel. Mr Alfred Jones occupied the chair, while Mr Walter Jones acted as vice. Mr Wareham in proposing the toast of The Firm," observed that he was proud to be there as a guest that day. He was proud because that he was a gaest of such an honourable and straightforward firm, who were always honest and straightforward in their dealings. He wished them every success, and they deserved all th success they could attain. Mr Perkings supported the proposal, and stated that he had known the firm for 20 years, and daring that period had always found them to be thorough bus;ness men, straight in their dealing and honourable in their transactions (hear, hear). The Chairman replied, in the p.irse of which he thanked all present for the kind master in which they had honoured the toast. He felt flattered at seeing his commercial friends taround the table, and was thankful to them for being present. As a firm their motive was to deal straight with all, and do what was just to every man. Mr T Davies also responded. He observed that it was a pleasare to him to meet them and to feel that their conduct in the past ha 1 been such as to merit their approval (hear, hear). Mr Walter Jones said he could only corroborate what had been already stated. It was certainly most gratifying to him that such eminent commercials had so much confidence in the firm. Whatevar confidence they had gained in the past, it would be their duty and their pleasure to strengthen it in the future. (cheers). The Employees" was the next toast, proposed from the chair, Mr A Jones remarking that they as a firm were always ready to listen to any grievance which any of their workmen might have, and it they found that there existed any ground for it, it would be remedied at once. Mr Denton and Mr Percy suitably responded. The Chairman pointed out that two of their em. ployees, who were present last year, had gone to the front, namely, Norman Roberts, Rhyl, who had since died, and Vernon Jones, who they trusted would reach home safe. He asked the company to drink in silence to the memory of Norman Roberts. The Commercials subsequently entertained the prin- cipals to a splendid drive to Solihull, which was enjoyed immensely.
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