T. M. DA VIES, DISPENSING AND FAMILY Chemist, BODFOR ST. 1 WEST PARADE INC TELEPHONICALLV CONNECTED), egs to announce that his Branch Establishment at Victoria Buildings, West Parade, IS NOW OPEN, replete with Fresh Drugs & Chemicals Of the FIVEST QUALITY, And a Choice Assortment of INVALID & TOILET REQUISITES. In the absence of the Principal the Parade Shop will be in charge of a qualified Assistant, examined by the Pharmaceutical Soeiety. T.M.D. tenders his best thanks for the support he N. has received in the past, and hopes to be favoured with a continuance of esteemed patronage. JfatioDH] Telephone; No 2. Teie^racas— "Ellis. Rhyl." "rHE BEST IN THE WORLD." ELLIS'S CLENUVET WHISKEY. Guaranteed 12 Years Old. ASK FOR ELLIS'S RED DRAGON 11 BRAND And See that you get it. Not a Headache in a Hogshead. Sole Proprietor- J. H- Ellis, 11 k 12 Water-st, Rhyl Full Price Lists of Wines, Spirits, &c., on application. H. A. STEER, WINE MERCHANT, 73 High Street, Rhyl. (Near thp Fountain). GOLD LABEL HIGHLAND WHISKY As supplied to COL. CORNIPALLIS WEST, Rulhin Castle during the visit of HAL II. THE PRINCE OF WALES, May, 1898. Bass' Ales in 9 and 18 gallon casks from Is per gallon. Do., Pale Ale at 1 8 per gallon. Guinness' Dublin Stout, In cask and bottle John .Jameson's Irish Whisky, Henri Norman & Go's Cognac Brandy and Champagnes Bttss A: Co's Light Boltl'g Ale-Imperial Pints. '2/6per doz Half Pints, 1/6 per dozon Sparkling Saumor; finest extra quality. Made and fermented on exactly the same principle as the finest Chn" nagnes. Recommended with the utmost confidence to the connoisseur and invalid. Bottles, 42s doz.; Half Bottles, 24s. Telegrams-" Steer, RhyI." Telephone—No. 3. Price Lists on Application. RODERICK DHU, OLD HIGHLAND WHISKEY. Awarded Prize Medal wherever exhibited. RODERICK DHU, The favourite Scotch Whiskey of the day RODERICK DHU. Has now an established reputation obtained through general merit alone. 0 SOLD EVERYWHERE. In the firm s Trade-marked. Capsuled, aod Registered Labelled Bottles. WRIGHT &: GREIG, LTD., GLASGOW. 1545
GOSSIP. THIS week the weather has been delight- ful. and the "Morning Leader," in reviewing it one morning, says: --Then comes the question of sunshine, and Rhyl can tell you all about it. Thirteen hours yesterday." Then follow the names of other places less favoured, snch as Llandudno with its eleven and some minutes." It is very satisfactory to see that the London papers are finding out that there is more sunshine to be had at Rhyl than in any other watering-place. WHJI we obtain so much music, and such good music, from the promenade band, and whilst the streets are so full of bustle, why on earth should tramping organ-grinders, with their brazen piauo-urgans, be allowed to play in our streets ? Tradesmen are bewildered, and the visitors have their ears dinned by the organs' terrible noise. And Mr Italiano is most impudent. He will come to your front garden, trample on your most cherished flower-bed, clap his dirty face on your window pane, and if you try to get him away he will pull grimaces at you as long as he pleases. And these things perform in the town under a license granted in the Council Office ON Sunday next the claims of the National Schools of this parish, of which there are five departments, educating nearly 500 children. will be placed before the congregation at St Thomas' Church by the Head Master of Rugby (better known to us in this locality as Dean James of St Asaph. ) The parishioners are doing their share fairly well in supporting these schools, and last year 6200 was collected. A large proportion of the children edacaied and of the expenses incurred is indirectly due to the fact that the town is the resort of summer visitors. OonsC'[tieutly there exists some claim on the visitors' generosity in this matter, and a worthier object than the support of religious instruction for the rising generation of this town cannot be found for go, Li the consideration of the temporary sojourners in onr midst. TEE support given by some of the visitors I towards the maiatenauce,of places of worship n this town can be described as being lisgraceful and despicable. You can see well-dressed and well-to-do persons, who would disdain giving leis than sixpence for the slightest favour at a railway station, with the greatest sangfroid depositing a penny each on the plate at places of worship, though most of these places are built and maintained partly for their special behoof. Some of the residents are not a whit better. Many people expect to have the means of grace provided for them at the expense of others, and with great self-complacency j deposit a penny a service on the plate! And yet many of these think they are very good people, and that they do their duty. We doubt both. THE number of copper coins which find their way into Church plates and bags are more numerons than they arc at Nigger entertainments. The weekly statement posted up by St Thomas' door shows that about 900 copper coins are offered to God in that Church on a Sunday It would not matter much if the people who give the copper were to give more than one piece at each service. But they do not do so. It is a case of one penny or one half-penny only. If the person who gives one penny a service was to give two pennies he would not be injured financially, whilst his conscience should be a little more satisfied but ir. would make a difference of scores of pounds in the Church collections during the year. With all gentleness we commend the hint. A GENTLEMAN staying at Rhyl, and who knows the district pretty well after long residence here in his early days, was sporting a sprig of white heather, picked in a con- siderable bunch on a hillside not far from the town. Having found a good thing he was not going to give it away-we mean the locale. The country at the back of Rhyl- Dyserth wa.y, C'wm, Ociiryibel. Newmarket, and the whole of the Vale of Clwyd. is very interesting, if people would but explore it. A RETURN showing the voting of the members of the House of Commons during the past session has been issued. Within three onr own member, Mr Samuel Smith. stands at the bottom of the list for Wales with 62 votes, the highest number of votes having been given by Mr W Jones, Arfon- 400. Mr Herbert Lewis voted lô9 times. It might have been expected that a gentle- man of leisure like Mr Smith could have put in more attendances. Perhaps he does not find the Tory atmosphere of St Stephen's congenial, and the many rebuffs he has been met with there do not conduce to a very regular attendance. c OüR attention has been called to the lack of encouragement in Rhyl to the culture oT flowering plants. This encouragement might be given by means of prizes and exhibitions. The natural soil of Rhyl does not lend itself for the purpose, but there should be no difficulty in procuring soil of a suitable nature. It is stated that Ernest Street is the locality where windows are gayest with flowering plants, and what the tenants there can do could be done by the tenants of other streets in the town. MR Thomas Henshaw. goods manager, of the Chester and Holyhead district of L. & N. W. Railway, will resign that position at the end of next month, after having occupied it for 22 years. Mr Frank Dent will take over the work now performed by Mr Henshaw, in addition to his present duties as district superintendent. A laughable occurrence was witnessed on the sands on Wednesday morning, in which a party of trippers provided fun for a large crowd of onlooker?. The tide was fast coming in, and as the party did not notice its rapid approach, they were quickly surrounded. Several of the plucky ones immediately pulied off shoes and stockings and paddled through the water. The older women however waited for assistance and called loudly for help. The sea was rapidly enveloping the "island" on which the remaining few stood. The people from the pier shouted to them to wade through, but the entrapped ones seemed quite stupified. Three out of the four made a rush through the water, which was now quite three feet deep. Only one woman remained, and she continued to call for someone to come and carry her over, so that she should not get wet. At last a sturdy young fellow volun- y I teered. and amid the cheers and laughter of everyone present he lifted his fifteen stone burden" up in his arms and carried her to a safer place. It is said she rewarded this kindly sympathiser with a penny A very prosaic wedding took place at St Thomas's last week, the contracting parties, both of whom were past middle age, came separately to church: the bridegroom and his best man walked and the bride and bridesmaid followed on cycles. At the conclusion of the ceremony they depaited in the same order, without any fuss or bother.
PRESTATYN. LIST OF VISITORS -IT NANT HALL HOTEL.— A Hengler. Esq, Chester, Mrs Hengler do, Misses P and M Hengler, b and m do; Mr and Mrs Johns, Huyton, Miss I and E JohDs do, Mr Johns, jun, Mr Heard, jun Dr Barlow, Liverpool, Mr Powell do Mr and Mrs Hawkins, Gloucester, Master J and Miss L Hawkins do Dr and Mrs Kailton, Manchester Mr and Mrs Higgin, Helsby, Miss Young do, Miss Higgin and m do Mr and Mr H Bowers, Chester Major and Miss Cook, Ulverston Mrs Willing, Manchester ■; Misses E and M Powell, Hoole, Master Powell ard n-i do Mr Hartley, Liverpool, Mr B Hartley do. TUB MINSTRELS afford much enlivening enter- tainment to the visitor! and their varied pro- grammes are much enjoyed. Oc Tuesday evening, Jimmy Hewson, who is one of the chief mn.instaya of the troupe, and very popular with the visitors, will take his benefit at the Town Hall. LAUDABLE efforts have been made for many years to provide efficient education without bur- dening the rates at Prestatyn by the National School managers. The demands of the Department are so strict that the support of Voluntary schools generally is a great financial responsibility upon their promoters. In Prestatyn this is particularly the case. The efforts of the local managers and others deserve commendation and support. An opportunity for both will be afforded at a Sale of Work to he held on Thursday next, which is advertised in our columns. TifE SCHOOL BOARD.—Judging from the replies given by Sir John Gorst, in the ifouse of Commons and reported in another part of the p&ger, there is juat the chance of the ratepapers being spared the expense of a new board school. There is already sufficient accommodation in the place although the provision for it afforded by the old British school has been condemned as being inap- j propriate
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SERVICE Li.,iT. -,Sunday, August 25th :-11-0 Service, Lloyd in E flat; Anthem, ern Lead, kindly Light" (Stainer) :3-0, Service: Lloyd in E flat, Aofchem, God is our hope and strength (Greene). Thursday, August 29th 11-30, Service, Sullivan in D: Anthem. The Lord is Loving" (I :a.rrctt). Saturday, August. 31st: 3-15, Service, Hopkins in iF ,LaLlicllj, I.II-c a:1 i the Hart (Novello;.
Dead at Last. The death is announced of Mr (hark;, Rioha»«S3, of Worthenburv, Flintshire, who had aLlained j the age of 102. M r Richards distinctly remembered tne battle of Waterloo, and one of the proudest incidents of his life was that he had had the j honour of shaking hands with the Duke of Wellington at Cheltenham.
TAKING UP THE MAILS. [" RHYL JOURNAL" SPECIAL]. Among the numerous sights that may be witnessed at Rhyl, not the least interesting is that of taking in and receiving mails on the L. & N.W. Railway at mid-day. The express trains from London to Holyhead, and from Holyhead to London, thunder through the station without pausing a second, within a few moments of each other. But notwithstanding their undiminished high speed, the mails to and from Rhyl exchange places with lightning rapidity. Being curious to see how the exchange was effected we went one day recently to the new railway-crossing bridge off Grange road, to watch the process. Ar- riving there too soon, we occupied our time by admiring the scenery around on the one side was the long range of hills stretching far away in the dim distance, until they became lost in obscurity. On the other, the busy town, and in front of us the curving line of rails, the pathway of the marvellous master- pieces of skill, with their freight, travelling to and fro upon their varied businesses through- out the world. The sea was beautifully calm, and many fishing smacks were dotted about, whilst faintly upon the horizon could be dis- cerned the thick trails of smoke from passing steamers. The air was so clear that we could plainly see the high tower of New Brighton rising gracefully behind the houses and hills on the Cheshire Coast. Bounding the sea was the low line of sandhills, covered with bright green vegetation through which could be seen the golden sand. At their base the canvas of a volunteer camp appeared in dazzling whiteness, and the vivid scarlet of the massed volunteers at drill made up a picture limned in most delightful colouring. Bringing our gaze nearer the. eyes rested upon a field of golden yellow, and quietly skirting this was the picturesque figure ot an ancient shrimper, carrying a net of quaint shape over her shoulder, with her spoils in a cloth- covered basket upon her arm. Sombre gar- ments, bare feet, and a weather-beaten wrinkled face. She was an embodied picture, more often pourtrayed upon canvas than met with in the busy work-a-day world. Still the mail trains delayed their coming. Other trains went quickly along, tilled with men, women, and children, pulsating with life, many of them eagerly anticipating their holidays. Some, alas returning to toil and labour. Some on errands all too sad, others again on pleasure bent. Ill-sorted companions n in the narrow confines of a railway carriage, meeting for a few hours, probably never to see each other again in their still longer journey through the world. Now a luggage train of empty trucks lumbers along, then comes cattle from Holyhead. At last the signal falls the postman hard by it all attention. Now we ee the dark cloud of smoke from the engine, now we can actually see the red band across the front of the engine as she appears beneath the next bridge. Then she dashes by. In a fraction of time a net on the side of the train opens like the jaw of a huge sea mon- ster. and the bags suspended from the standard immediately disappeii-as by magic—into the train, whilst from the train mail bags are deposited in the canvas net laid out for their reception. No sooner has this taken place than the postman seizes the bags, closes the net; and, conveying them to the hut hard by,* commences to unpack them with great haste, deposits the outer case safely in the hut, locks the door and hurries off with celerity towards the post office. It is all so quickly over that we can scarcely realise we have indeed seen the exchange of mails; but in truth we have, and we too return to Rhyl, although in a more leisurely style than th* public official rushing on before us. Perhaps our readers may like to know something of the modus operandi, although it must be really seen to be fully understood, First of all the letters are stamped, sorted, and placed in sealed canvas bags at the head office. These bags are conveyed by a postman to a small hut on the line, and there placed in a strong leather pouch. When this pouch is securely fastened the man mounts the steps by the iron standard erected near the receiving net and suspends them on the patent catches upon the arm thereof. This arm is swung round over the metals, the receiving net- looking to the uninitiated something very like a huge potato net with coarse rope meshes —is opened, and then the man in charge retires to await the coming of the train. Meanwhile in the fast approaching mail-train the bags have been similarly prepared, and when near to the standards the net on the side of the train is opened in readiness. As it passes the standards the waiting pouches are wrenched from their elevated position, and slip from the net into the mail-coach of the train. At the same time an iron arm shoots out below and deposits the inward mails into the net fixed on the side of the line for their reception. The whole occurrence seems purely mechanical, and yet we know there must be great precision and method to carry it out successfully. One slight omission would be sufficient to dislocate the whole arrangements, thus delaying the mails, upsetting business, disappointing friends, and playing havoc with all manner of correspondence. Few people realise, as they receive their letters day by day, the mighty organisation of the Post Office, its perfect methods, and the facility with which correspondence is conveyed long distances in a short space of time. Take for instance a letter posted in an obscure hamlet in the Midlands, far from any train service. This letter would be collected by a rural postman and carried probably five or eight miles to the sub-office from which he works. There it would be sorted, stamped, tied up with many others and placed in a sealed bag. This bag then would be conveyed by mail cart to a head office, perhaps eight or fourteen miles distant. Here again the missive is sorted and sent to the station, to be carried by rail to the town near its destination, there to be sorted and handed to the delivering postman. Or, it may be, it is handed to a postman who will convey it to another sub-office, whence it will be delivered by another man, and all this takes place and the letter is delivered generally within twelve hours. Numerous are I the persons who have to handle every letter, and very little time is wasted in the work. Every man is timod. He must be at a certain point of his collection at 3 stated hour, and woe betide him if he fails to arrive there. Everything in the service is carried out with clockwork regularity, By day and night the busy task goes on, one batch of Post Office servants retire to rest, and a fresh army of recruits take their place. --sortiii, stamping, tying, and sealing. The work never ceases, unless it be for a few hours on the Sabbath. But even then in some districts and offices the work is still going on-in the telegraph if not in the postal branches. Heat or cold, wet or fine, the postmen traverse their rounds day after day, week after week, year in and year out. An ever-increasing number of letters have to be dealt with, and only those who are actually employed in the work can thoroughly realise the magnitude of the task involved.
FLINT. DEATH OF MRS NICHOLS.- The death took piace at Flint Rectory early on Saturday morning of Mra Florence Nicholas, wife of the Rev. W. LI. Nicholas, ill. A., Rector of Flint. The deceased lady was the only daughter of the late Alderman Richard Muspratt, for many years Mayor of Flint, and sister of Alderman J K Muspratt and Mr S Muspratt. She was also connected with the Muspratts of Seaforth-hall, Liverpool. Some few years ago she married the Rev. William Llewelyn N^icholut- M.A., Jesus College, (hlJu, rector of Flint, since IS80, and chaplain of the 2nd Volunteer Battaliou Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Nicholas was closely connected with church work and eharit. able organisations in Flint and district, and the poQ? liavo by her death lost a good and kind friend, .hor some tlm« ))rs Nicholas had suffered from a severe illness, wiiick. proved fatal on Saturday morning, as already stated The funeral on Wed- j nesday at Flint was largely attended, nd the signs of m ournipg in the town were general.
PRESTATYN BREWSTER SESSIONS I TUESDAY.—-Before Dr A Eyton Lloyd (in the chair), Messrs It C Enyon, W H Coward, and W Bulcock.
A Satisfactory Report. Superintendent Robert Jones read his annual report, which stated that there were 27 fully licensed houses in the division, three beer- houses, one with off-license, and two grocers' licenses, making a total of 33 licensed houses of every description. The population of the division, according to the census of 11)0], was 6,012, thus giving a licensed house to every 182 of the inhabitants. There had been one innkeeper convicted during the year, viz., Thomas Roberts, of the Talacre Arms, Gwespyr, who was fined 60s and 39s costs for permitting drunkenness. Seven persons had been con- victed for drunkenness, being a decrease of two as compared with the previous year. Superintendent Jones said that in the case of John Roberts, of the Talacre Arms, who was convicted for permitting drunkenness, he asked that in consequence of the house having a very bad reputation previous to the convic- tion, that the magistrates would allow the license to stand over until the adjourned Licensing Sessions.—Mr Roberts said he had never heard of any complaint against the conduct of his house before. In this case he never knew the man was drunk.-—Mr H A Cope said that he appeared to watch the proceedings on behalf of the landlord, Sir Pyers Mostyn. The Superintendent was perfectly within his rights in stating objections, although in this case no notice of objection had been given. They would, of course, hear anything he had to say at the adjourned sessions. The Chairman Certainly. The question of the renewal of the license of the Talacre Arms was accordingly adjourned, and all the other licenses in the district were renewed.
DEPARTURE OF THE RRYL POSTMASTER. MR I. BATHO, Photo hv Wills-JeuesJ. I On Friday evening last the Rhyl Postal and Telegraph Staffs were entertained to dinner by Mr I Batho at the Grosvenor Hotel, about 40 members, who were off duty, attending. The occasion was made one of bidding farewell to the Postmaster after four years of service in Rhyl, and the presentation of a silver tea and coffee service to Mr Batho, which had been subscribed for by the members of the Rhyl Post Office and the offices in the district. Although the time given to organise and arrange the presentation was very short, the result was deeply gratifying to all concerned. I N After a most excellent dinner Mr Batho pro- posed in feeling and enthusiastic words the health of the Rhyl staff, wishing them prosperity under the new regime, and expressing the hope that the cordial relationship which had been maintained between him and the staff would be retained, and extended to his successor. Mr Batho said he had to pay to the staff the best compliment he could, and that was that he considered the staff gave as little trouble as any he had ever come in con- tact with. In saying this he felt that it was nothing else than what was due to them, and it gave him the greatest pleasure to be able to honestly say it. He was leaving Rhyl and although he had to look to the future he could not help feeling sincere regret at the parting, and he hoped that he would be as comfortable and happy in his new sphere as he had been in Rhyl. Mr John Jones spoke to the effect that in Mr Batho the Rhyl staff had had an officer who was at all times very courteous, and he considered Mr Batho the best Postmaster that he had worked under. Mr B. Jenkins, in an excellent speech, spoke of the capable and active manner in which Mr Batho had at all times given his attention to matters relating to the staff. In a few well-chosen words, Mr W John pointed out that the Powers that be evidently apprecia- ted Mr Batho's services, or they would not have offered him such rapid promotion. The interesting event of the evening was the handing of the silver service to Mr Batho by the chief clerk, Mr John Hughes, on behalf of the staff and sub-offices. The inscription on the service was as follows: "Presented to I Batho, Esq, by the postal staffs of the Rhyl and district Post Offices on his promotion to Lancaster, August, 1901." Mr Hughes felt, that in asking Mr Batho to accept the present from the offices he was leaving, that it was but a small token of the esteem in which Mr Batho was held by the various branches under him. Personally he could say that Mr Batho had been a friend to all. He hoped that in Lancaster he would have comfort, health, and long life, and that when he came to the time of retirement he would not forget Rhyl, but come back to reside here. Mr Hugh Edwards, senior postman, endorsed everything that the previous speakers had said, and warmly wished Mr and Mrs Batho, and the Misses Batho, every success and happiness. Mr Hugh Williams also spoke a tew earnest and kind words. Mr Batho then responded. He said he was surprised that such kind words had been uttered by the speakers, and feelingly thanked all who had taken such interest in his welfare; and he hoped that if anyone came Lancaster way they would give him a call, for members of the Rhyl staff would always be welcome. He felt that he could say no more, only that lie was parting with infinite regret from a very capable, obedient, and excellent staff. Mr J D Asher, in thanking Mr Batho for the entertainment provided, endorsed the remarks of the previous speakers, and wished Mr Bo tho and his family God-speed. Mr Batho took up his duties in Lancaster on Monday. The service was supplied by Messrs Jones and Davies, Queen Street, Rhyl.
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ABERGELE. A BOYAT, N-IITOP, Princess Louisa Augusta, daughter of Princess Christian, arrived at Aber- gele on Wednesday eveniug for a fortnight's stay at Kinmel Hall, tile seat of Mr H R Hughes, Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire, whose daughter, the Hon. Mary Hughes, is companion to Her Royal High- ness. Next week Princess Louisa will go for a yachting cruise in the Hon C H Wynn's yacht. The visit is purely private, DE WET AT ABEKCELE.—An extraordinary affair has taken place at Llanfairtalhaiarn, which closed with a sort of man hunt. Not long ago a man named Moses Jones, with his wife and 6 children, were ejected from a house at the latter place, and took up their residence at the St Asaph Workhouse. The generous guardians agreed that the wife and family could stay at the Workhouse until the man obtained a house, but as lie failed to take his family out the Board issued a warrant. Then arose the question of securing the man, and for days and nights he defied the efforts of the Denbighshire Police. He sought refuge in a wood, and was hunted about for two days and nights between Llanfair and Llanrwst. Moses proved to be an excellent De wet, and evaded capture until the police made an ambush, and he fell into the trap. One constable remained at Llanfair, while the others went to L'anrwst. This plan worked well, and the man ran into the arms of the policeman at Llanfair. "I thought you were at Llanrwst," was ail that. Nt rri. could say. He wiu hauled up before the Magistrates, ;uij si;ut to prison for fourteen tiak, The Lunch told liiiii that, if hp did not. Lake his wife and chiltirell from tin workhouse hr would be more severely punished. THE (lountess of Duudonald i:; announced to open a Rustic Bazaar at Glanaher, Abergele, on Tuesday next, in aid of the Waifs and Strays [Society, an institution in which Mr and Mrs Duncan Miller evince considerable interest. One of the features will be articles of Welsh industry, as exhibited lately in London.
PRESTATYN URBAN COUNCIL. j1 The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday evening, when there were present Mr J Jones, J.P. (in the chair), Messrs G 0 Jones, Robt Davies, Peter Ellis, Thos Williams, J B Liunell, J Pritchard. W H Coward, John Hughes (Clerk), and W Thomas (Surveyor). The Road and Streets Committee recommended that the plans, sections, specifications, estimates, and provisional apportionments with respect to the making and draining in respect of Cement, Morley, and Hafod Roads be approved. That the approved specifications, plans, &c. (or copies thereof, certified by the Council's Surveyor) be kept deposited at the Council Offices and the Prestatyn District Council, at Stafford Buildings. Prestatyn, during one month from the 24th of August, and be open to inspection at all reasonable times during the said mouth. And that within the said month any owner, or occupier, of the^prernises in or abutting on the said roads may, by written notice to the said Council, object to the proposals on any grounds enumerated in Section ? of the Private Streets Works Act 1892.—On the proposition of Mr Coward, the minutes were adopted. It was decided to erect two new lamps in Marine Road. The Finance Committee presented their report. The various bills and accounts were presented and ordered to be paid. The Chairman said the Prestatyn Water Bill had received the Royal Assent, and negotiations were now proceeding for the borrowing of the necessary money. A requisition was received from the St Asaph Rural District Council asking the Prestatyn Coun- cil to appoint a deputation to meet their delegates with respect to the new road from Rhyl to Prestatyn. Messrs Linnell and Peter Ellis were appointed. The Chairman read a letter received from the proprietors of the London Daily Mail," apolo- gising for the paragraph inserted in that paper with respect to the alleged scarcity of water at Prestatyn. The letter stated that. the paragraph did not refer to the town of Prestatyn. The apology was considered satisfactory.
RHYL YACHT CLUB. Although the weather was anything but inviting on Saturday, a goodly number of spectators turned up to see the 12ft C.B. race on the Marine Lake. Five boats raced, Mr Bees, the officer of the day, giving them the starting gun at 3.47 in a light breeze from the south-west. The boats crossed the line in a cluster, but Gloria and Magnet soon established a good lead on the others. Gloria led during the first round, bit in tha second round Magnet changed places with her several times, and ultimately established a good lead. Nanna also closed up upon the leaders very rapidly, and at one time in the third round was only about three lengths behind Gloria, when the latter appeared to wake up and began to show some- thing of her usual turn of speed, rapidly leaving Nanna, and perceptibly closing up the gap be- tween her and the Magnet. But a very good race was ultimately won by the latter by the narrow margin of 20 seconds. The times at the finish were: Magnet 4 34 40 Gloria 4 35 0 Nanna 4 35 40 Zaza 4 38 0 Kate 4 38 8 Zaza and Kate had a fine race for the fourth place, eight seconds only dividing them at tho finish. The next race will be sailed at the Marine Lake to-day (Saturday), immediately after the conclusion of the swimming races.
Breach of the Bathing Byelaws. At a special sitting of the Rhyl Magistrates on Weduesday, a well-known local character, John Jones, alias "Jack y Bala," was charged with indecently exposing himself on the East foreshore on Tuesday afternoon. Mr W Elwy Williams occupied the chair, and Mr J H Ellis was al"o on the bench. Prisoner, who lives at 1 Morfa Bach, Rhyl, pleaded guilty to the charge.—P C. Tro- mans said that soon after 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon his attention was called to a large crowd congregated on the East foreshore, On going to the spot he found prisoner in the water up to his knees. He was stark naked." Manyladiesand visitors were parading along the beach, and many complaints were made to him of prisoner's rude conduct. WitnessS called to Jones to come out and dress himself, But he refused; After asking prisoner several times he came out, and put on his shirt and trousers. Witness told him he would have to take him to the Police Station, where- upon prisoner ran back into the sea, exclaiming, I will drown myself." He took Jones to the station, followed by a large crowd of people.— The Chairman said prisoner had pleaded guilty to a most disgusting charge. He ought to be ashamed of himself for such conduct at the height of the season.—Prisoner said he was very sorry for his conduct. He was in drink at the time or else he would not have done it.—The Chairman Drunkenness is no excuse for such an offence. You will have to pay 10s fine and 6s 4d costs, or go to prison for 14 days.—Prisoner's mother said she could find the money in a short time.
SATURDAY (TO.MORROW). It is not often that a boarding house at Rhyl comes under the hammer. To-morrow evening, however, at the Westminster Hotel, Mr Geo Perkins will offer the freehold of "The Marl- borough private hotel and boarding establishment on sale by auction. The Marlborough has been established some years, and has shared well in the success attending the boarding house system at Rhyl. Consequently the freehold of the house, which is situate in the best and most central part of the parade, carries with it a valuable good- will.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28. Mr Jewell, at the Victoria Hotel, Prestatyn, will submit various properties, including shop premises, dwellinghouses, and building land, in Prestatyn. No place on the coast has made such rapid strides as our neighbouring town and if the place will continue to grow, as there is every reason for believing tbat it will, property must consequently rise considerably in value. Those persons who speculate in the early days of a rising place generally do well. Mr Francis Geary, F.A.T., on the same day, at the Royal Hotel, Rhyl, will offer ten freehold dwellinghonses ia Marlborough Grove. These are superior property, and situate in the newly developed land between the Palace Hotel and Voryd. They are within a stone's throw of the Promenade, and within a few yards of the Marine Lake. They aro well tenanted, and pleasantly situated.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29. At the Alexandra Hotel, Mr Jos Williams will put up for auction some land situate at Stanley Park, containing an area of 3584 square yards, laid out as a market garden and nursery. A portion of the land forms a suitable building site. A market garden ought to be remunerative at Rhyl, for very fair, if not high, prices are charged for greengrocers' stuff in the town.
Cricket on the Sands. On Monday last a most enjoyable match was played between the visitors at Chilwell's boarding establishment and the visitors at the Plastirion. The news that this match was to be played spread, and consequently there was a very large company of spectators, including many ladies, and the enthusiasm was keen throughout. The captain of the Plastirion won the toss and elected to bat and sent in Bartlett and Fowler. The start was inauspicious 2 wickets clown for only 4 runs. Edwards then came in and a stand was made, the wicket adding 16 runs before Fowler was bowled for a well played 10. Sheppard failed, making way for Barker, when some tricky cricket was witnessed, before the captain was bowled for a lively 7. Bayliss also failed, and Clive came in, but Tur- ley's next ball proving fatal to Barker, he thus accomplished the hat trick. R Solomon came next and quickly made 5. On his dismissal Morrison faced the bowling, and by careful cricket the score gradually ro je before Clivc wai bowled. F Solo- mon tjave littlo trouble, and the mniagu closed for 31, Morrison carrying out his bat. Several bowlers were tried, of whom Turley was the most success- ful. Chilwells started on a fresh pitch, and com- menced with Alillwar(I and Turley against the bowling of Barker and Pennington, but opeaed badly, 3 wicketa falling tor 7. Millward hit out freely, but was 1. b. w. whon 8. Rigby came next, but was run out by a quick piece of fielding on the part of Morrison, who smartly returned the ball, md the wickcts were quickly put down by Edwards. Wickets now fell fast, but Corbet hit well, and was last to leave, Weedon carrying out his bat. The innings closed for 22, leaving the Plastirions win- ners by 12 runs. Barker, who bowled throughout, had the fine analysis of 5 wickets for 7 runs. Score: PLASTIRION. CHILWKLL'S. N Bartlett b Millward 0 W E Millward lbw G Fowler b Turley .10 b Barker 8 J Pennington b Mellor 0 T Turley b Barker 0 E Edwards (captain) I Chilwell b Barker 1 b Turley 7 P Rigby run out 0 W Sheppard b Rigby 0 A Avar b Fowler 2 H W Barker b Turley 3 Ivie Mellor (captain) b H Bayliss b Turley 0 Barker 1' A Clive bTurley 5 J Smedley c Clive b R Solomon bMillward 5 Edwards I G E Morrison not out 4 B H Corbett b Penn'ton 6 F Solomon bMillward 0 G Rigby b Edwards 0 I B Trottman b Barker I H Weedon not out 0 34 2 Umpires, Messrs A T Morrison and H Rudyard. The interest in the game was maintained throughout by both players and spectators, and many requests have been made that repetitions of these unique matches be arranged—playing on the sands being very different to that on well-made turf pitches. Why not a match Ladies v. Gentle- men ?
DEATH OF MR BURROWS. The death is announced of Mr Abraham Burrows, of Atherton, and of Rusaell House, Rhyl, the oldest magistrate in the Leigh district. He attended the Leigh Police Court on Monday, apparently in his usual health, but in the evening, whilst staying with his son at Green Hall, Atherton, he was seized with illness, and died on Tuesday afternoon. He was born in Great Yarmouth in 1827, and commenced business in Liverpool in 1848. Two years later he took up the agency of the Atherton Colleries, was a partner in the firm for over 20 years, and since its formation as a limited company he has been its chairman. He was also the promoter of the Howebridge Cotton Spinning Company in Atherton, which has three large miils with 250,000 spindles, and the chairman of the board of governors at the time of his death. Upon the formation of the Lancashire County Council he was elected the representative of Atherton, and was subsequently appointed a six- year allerman. He was on two occasions chairman of the Atherton Local Board. About 20 years ago he became a justice of peace, and attended very regularly to his duties. -He was a staunch Liberal, and, at a time severely testing to the strength of Liberal convictions, he and his family worked hard and successfully at the last general election for the success of the Liberal cause in the Leigh division. He was very much esteemed throughout Lancashire. Three sons are left to mourn his loss Reference was made to his death at the Leigh licensing sessions on Wednesday by Mr P E Withington, the chairman, on behalf of the magistrates, and by Mr F T Wright on behalf of the local members of the legal profession. Mr Burrows resided for several years at Rhyl, but on the death of Mrs Burrows about a year ago he practically ceased to do so.
RHYL DISTRICT. NOTICE TO SfOKERS.- Geo..Brookes' establishmen Club Building, Market Street, is the cheapest and bes bouse in town or obaccos. Post orders attended to with promptness. For "Home-made Bread' and Confectionery, you can't do better than call at JONES BROS', Liverpoo House, Prestatyn. FOR Finest Creamery Butter at Is per lb. go to the S.P.Q.R. Stores, Queen Street. SPECIAL PURCHASE of Household Drapery, Table and other Linens, Lace Curtains, Sideboard Covers, Towele, Towellings, etc., and are now being offered at tempting low prices at Hubbards, The Cash Drapers, Commerce House, 24 and 25 Wellington road, Rhyl. JONES BROS, Prestatyn, still ead with their Challenge Blend Tea," and are unsurpassed with their Bread and Cakes. STILL LEADING.—R. Lloyd, Bodfor Street, begs to call attention to his SIMNEL and EASTER CAKES. Made on the premises, and of excellent quality. Orders now taken. GRAND Saow of New Goods in all Department noludin, special purchase of Dress Materials bought a advantageous prices, and will be found worth you earnest attention.—Hubbard, The Cash Drapers, 24 and 25 Wellington Road, Rhyl. ROOSE AND Co's SPECIALITIES.—These are all person ally 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. COOL Refrigerating Rooms for Meat are most valuable during hot weather. They are in use at Lawrence's butcher, 13 High Street, Rhyl. SHERRIES FROM THE ROYAL CELLARS. I can ofter a limited quantity of the King's Wines, which I consider the best selected of the Sale, but cannot undertake to send samples. If my friends will name the price they require to buy at they may depend on getting the best possible value. Pale Dry, from 100s. to 160s. Golden, 100s. to 220s. Also a few bottles of the Gem, that superlative choice Old Golden Wine (knocked down by Messrs Christies at 570s.) at X3 per bottle, and the only almost similar Wine at £2 per bottle, both of which will bear label of authenticity.—H. A. STEER, Wine Merchant, 73 High Street, Rbyl. Painful Scene in a Rhyl Pulpit. A painful scene was witnessed at the Queen Street Congregational Chapgl during the morning service on Sunday. In the course of delivering his sermon, the preacher, Rev Mr Howell, was seen to be-suddenly affected with a kind of faint- ing stupor. He was assisted from the pulpit, and the service was abruptly closed. Many of the congregation were visibly affected. The rev gentle- g, who is getting on in years, is on the supernumer- ary list, and resides at Rhuddlan. The Rev Macbraeth Rees, of London, who was at the morning service, and witnessed the sad affiir, and who is staying at Rhyl, kindly took the evening service. The Minstrel Troupe. This popular and talented combination continues to attract crowds of people at each performance, and the laughter and applause which can be heard almost continually fully testify to the fact that they are the great attraction of the day." The programme is altered for every performance, and it is difficult to know where Mr Williams gets his inexhaustible supply of fresh songs. Most of the artistes get re-called, and invariably oblige with an encore song. The jokes are good, and the sketches amusing and clever. The Scottish Quartette deserve special praise for their tuneful renditions. Royal Alexandra Hospital. The Lady Superintendant gratefully acknow- ledges the following collections Little friends of Miss A G Casson, 9s 5d; Four children staying at Sandhills, East Parade, 6s 6d L Piggin, 2s 9d Cissv Gardner and Colin and Edith Campbell, 2s 2d' Lifeboat Institution. The Local Committee acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following sums collected at Rhyl: Miss Roberts and Masters B and H Chamberlain, 8 East Parade, Rhyl, 7s 8d; Miss May Williams, 27 Aquarium Street, Rhyl, 3s 9d Master Sterling and Miss Daisy Lewis, Gronant Street, Rhyl, 2s. St. Oswald's. In the recent Oxford Local Examinations held at Colwyn Bay, the following pupils of the Misses Rees were successful: Junior, Olive Summerhill Preliminary, Ethel R. Grey. Benefit Concert. Arrangements have been made to give Mrs De Mersy, of the Promenade Band, the annual benefit concert on the 5th of September.—Commencing on Saturday for next week Madame Emilie Young, Rhyl's favourite vocalist, will sing daily on the promenade. The Pierrot Troupe. A capital programme has been given daily by this troupe on the Pier during the past week. The bright, warm weather has made the con- ditions under which these out-door entertainments are given very enjoyable, and it is not surprising to find each concert well patronised. The songs are up-to-date, and the dances, witty sayings, &c., are very entertaining. We should like to call the actention of our readers to the fact that on Thurs- day next Mr George Penn, the organiser of this troupe, will take a well-deserved benefit, and we sincerely hope that the public will show their appreciation of his endeavour to provide a first- class entertainment, by turning out in large numbers. The programme will be a bumper," and will include artistes from all the various companies in the district. Laughter and Fun at the Pavilion. Laugh and grow fat is a very. very old say- ing, but if anyone had a desire to test the truth of the assertion, a visit to the Grand Pavilion on the first three nights of the week would have amply satisfied them. The management had been fortunate in securing a vhit from Messrs Richards and Yardley's company in the latest musical comedy, c. In the Soup. This title sounds appetising and eavoury, and indeed the piece itself is brimful of the greatest merriment and laughter. That In the Soup has made all London laugh," we can well understand, and, if the fact is worth mentioning, it did exactly the same for Rhyl people, or rather those who patronised the Pavilion during its short stay. The piece is a production admirably adapted to the tastes of the lover of the lighter dramatic fare, and its reception on Monday night was such as to give it the stamp of public approval. It is a noisy and bustling piece, abounding in witty sayings and jokes, and laughable situations, and the audience were kept in a state of continual laughter from the rise to the fall of the curtain. The company was an exceedingly good one, each part being in capable hands, and the dresses and staging of the piece were commendable features of the perform- ance. Church Lads' Brigade Camp. The Athletic Grounds presents a very busy and interesting scene this week. Over 200 boys from Crewe and Cheadle are spending a week under canvass, and are undergoing practically the same operations as indulged in by our military organisa- tions. The boys marched in on Tuesday, headed by their bugle band. They presented a very Ismart appearance. There are seven companies from Crewe and one from Cheadle. The officers are Col. Jackson, Lieut. Brooks, Capt. Green- house, and Surgeon Wilson. Fortunately the weather is of the best, and naturally the lads are enjoying their stay under canvass, and the many attractions in Rhyl to the fullest. Lord Dundon- ald, lately returned from South Africa, is expected to inspect the Brigade before the camp is struck. Football. A neat and compact little pocket book is Smiths' Everton and Liverpool League Football guide, which has just reached us. Not only does it contain the complete list of league fixtures for Everton, Liverpool, New Brighton, Birkenhead, Rhyl, Chester, Wrexham and other clubs, but valuable infcrmation is given on the off side rule. This most difficult problem is fully explained, and is illustrated with no less than 20 diagrams. The book is valuable from many standpoints and all football enthusiasts should get one. Rhyl Lifeboat Demonstration. The annual Lifeboat Demonstration will take place to-morrow and with promise of fine weather, this worthy institution should receive unanimous support from the towns-folk and the hundreds of visitors at present staying in the town. The Rhyl Amateur Swimming Club will hold their sixth annual gala at the Marine Lake, and as a capital programme has been compiled, a huge concourse of spectators should assemble. A procession will take place, and grand sandhole competitions for children, for which valuable prizes are offered, is sure to Iprove a great attraction. The lifeboat will be launched in the evening. We near that the entries for the swimming and diving competi- tions are well filled. Rhyl Football Club. The prospects of a successful and interesting season for the Rhyl Football Club are distinctly favourable. A great effort is to be made to wipe off the deficiency remaining from last year. The club is to be run on much cheaper lines, but still, in spite of this, it is certain that the team will be able to maintain its position in the football world. Several prominent amateurs have promised to assist the club, and as most of the old players will be available, it is hoped that a stronger team will be placed in the field. At a meeting of members, held at the Dudley Arms on Monday night, arrangements were made for the working of the club during the ensuing season, and a discussion took place as to the constitution of the team. The directors were authorised to engage a certain number of professional players. A capital list ot fixtures has been arranged, and everything points to a successful season. A benefit concert is to be given in the Town Hall on Monday night by Mr E H Williams and his famous Merrie Men." An entirely new programme will be provided, and it is to be hoped the public will turn up in hundreds. St. Mary's. On Sunday last special sermons were delivered by Father Rickaby, of St Beuno's Jesuit College, Tremeirchion. One of Gounod's Masses was sung in the morning by an augmented choir. The celebrant was Father Swift, the priest in charge. A Sovereign for a Penny. It is not often that anyone gives a sovereign for a penny piece. But such a thing was done at the Pavilion Theatre last night (Thursday). In buying a programme someone gave one of the lads a sovereign, who without noticing the coin dropped it into his pocket with other money. When he came to total his takings up, he was surprised to find the gold coin. With rare honesty the lad informed the manager of the occurence, and the latter during the production of The Christian," made known the fact to the audience, remarking that if the rightful owner was not found, the money would be given to a charitable institution in the town. However, the owner was found in the person of a lady visitor, who naturally being much impressed with the lad's honesty, suitably rewarded him. "The Christian" at the Crand Pavilion. Last night a large and appreciative audience assembled at the Grand Pavilion Theatre to witness the first production in Rhyl of the dramatised version of Hall Caine's clever story, "The Christian." The play as presented last night was a magnificent dramatic production, which no one could view and listen to without pleasure, and which, when all is said and done, leaves a pleasant remembrance in the mind. Broadly speaking there are but three essential characters in it—Glory Quayle, John Storm, and Horatio Drake. Glory is the granddaughter of a poor clergyman in the Isle of Man, and the part as impersonated by Miss Laura Walker could not be in more capable hands. In a character of so many vicissitudes the demands upon the actress are many and severe, but Miss Walker was a complete success all through, and indeed one feels inclined to join in her laugh and weep as she weeps. Mr Hillward Vox as John Storm is exceptionally good. In certain passages he rises to really great height in dramatic skill, and he held the "house" spell-bound more than once. The part of Horatio Drake was fittingly taken by Mr Hodgson Taylor, who, although under a shadow for a time, comes out as the true metal. The remaining characters are well-sustained. With such a talented company, superbly dressed, and excellently mounted, Messrs G D Day and A Mar- shall may be sincerely congratulated on their production. Last night the audience showered general applause on the artistes throughout the piece, and as the visit does not close until Satur- day night, everyone should visit the Pavilion to witness one of the finest productions ever placed on the boards.
RHUDDLAN. SERIOUS ACCIDENT-That historic and much visited spot, Rhuddlan Castle, was the scene ot a very unfortunate and painful accident on Monday last, whereby a young visitor named Stephen Harding, of Market Drayton, received very painfu and dangerous injuries. It appears that Harding was walking along the Castle walls, when, from some cause or other, he lost his foothold, and fell heavily to the ground, a distance of about 40 feet. When picked up, it was found that he had sustained serious injuries. His arms were fractured, his back and head also betng badly bruised. First aid was rendered by Mr Davies, of High Street and Dr Thomas, of Rhyl, who was in the neighbourhood, attended to the unfortunate lad's injuries, assisted by a gentleman from the University College of Glasgow. The sufferer was conveyed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital at Rhyl, where he remained in a very critical con* dition, and it was found necessary to amputate one arm. The young man was only 15 years of age, and much sympathy is felt for his parents, who are staying at Trinity house, Colwyn Bay. On enquiries yesterday afternoon, our reporter was mformed that the lad is progressing very favourably.
LIST OF VISITORS. 5 Agnes Terrace, Marsh Road (Mrs Gardner).- Mr and Mrs W Loftus, Preston, Miss E Loftus do. Master J Loftus do. Havelock House, 7, River Street (Mrs Simcock.) -J Williams, Esq, Chester; Misses Williams do; Mr and Mrs Smith, Liverpool Miss Smith do 5 Mr and Mrs Rogers and family, Llangollen i Miss Hughes do; Miss Davies do; Miss Lena. Simcock, London. 41, Crescent Road (Mrs Charles Ellis.)—Mr and Mrs Bardell, Birmingham; Miss Bardell do Miss L Chapman, Fairfield, Liverpool; illro Milne Chapman do. Malvern House, 13a, Bedford Street (Mrs J White.)—Mr and Mrs Hardware and familyo Stourbridge; Mrs Davies, Birmingham; Misses Davies do; Mrs Powell, Bloxwich Miss Andrew8 ditto Mr Hart, London. Cartref, Paradise Street. Rev Browne Gobowen Mrs Browne and family do. No address.—Mr and Mrs C Walker and son. Wolstanton; Mr and Mrs H T Boulton and son, do Misses Boulton (2), do; Mr and Mrs EnSOI and family, Handsworth. Mrs Stevens, Small Heath; Mrs and Aliss Smith, do Mr and Mrs Swinley, Chester Master Swinley, do; Mr and Mrs Jones, Cheshire.
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