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AN AUTUMN WALK. There is a great charm about a walk in the late autumn upon a day when the October sun filters through leafless twigs, shedding a golden radiance on fields and hedgerows, where the remaining foliage, rustling in the gentle breeze, has put on vivid tints of rich scarlet and golden yellow, colourings outvieing the greatest efforts of painters' skill, shewing up in striking con- trast against the greens that yet remain. Here we find a wild hedge beautified by rich scarlet berries, while in the midst of a stretch of brown twigs we can see a lovely cluster of delicate green ivy blossom farther on we actually find a tiny wild rosebud, looking strangely frail with its pale pink petals in late October. Large burches of blackberries charm the eye with their varied berries of green, pink, scarlet, and black. Nature can be trusted to work in perfect harmoDy, and very lovely are the contrasting shades of the bunches, whilst upon some of the brambles, the blossoms are still blooming, pretty purple and snowy white, with lovely green centres. Under our leet the fallen leaves rustle crisply, and give forth a barely per- ceptible fragrance, their last tribute ere they decay to enrich the earth from which they sprung. Amid the thick tufts of grass which edge the roadside are to be found bright yellow blossoms strangely akin to dandelions, white flowers reminding us somewhat of dainty marguerites, buttercups, and even daisies. Here and there we fiud lovely purple thistles and a bright spray of blossom in the midst of a prickly bush of gorse, reminding us of the trite adage, When the gorse is out of blossom, then is kissing out of fashion." The birds that have not for- saken our country twitter and sing in the sunshine, fiies and bees seek the honey of the flower and the sweetness of the berry, and great gulls fly serenely over the land- scape. Cattle are contentedly browsing in the pastures and swine are busy amid the stubble horses gallop across the green- sward, and quietly along the road comes a herd of cows to the milking sheds, the faithful collie running alongside, uttering short sharp barks. Across the banks of sand comes the gentle murmur of the ocean, and in the distance sun and shadow illumine and darken the bills which outline tflte view. Very peaceful is the day. Nature seems enjoy- ing a great peace after the life of the summer, and withal it is a glad peacefulness even as the quiet peace of the evening of a well- spent day and the happy cilm of a peaceful old age after a busy well-spent life.
The election of an Executive Committee in connection with the National Eisteddfod to be held at Rhyl in 1904 has, we may venture to state, been the first matter of im- portance to trapspire in our midst this wee Wednesday night's meeting of guarantors was exceedingly well attended, and again proved that the town is fully alive to the demands which the Eisteddfod will hence- forth make upon it. This is as it sbould be, both from a financial standpoint and from the point of view of personal attention to the various duties entailed from the outset, if we are to have in 1904 a repitition of the success attending the National Eisteddfod held at. Rhyl in 1892, and which of course we mean to ensure. With a list of guarantors numbering some- thing like 180, and representing every variety of thought and position, from which the meeting had to choose an Executive Com- mittee, it will be at once admitted that the task was a rather ponderous one both for those voting and for those who were appointed scrutineers. It may be doubted whether the course adopted at the meeting was the best possible that could have been proposed, though of course it is now too late to suggest any other. Under the circum stances the result of the ballot was such that I I should give general satisfaction, especially to that section whose only consideration was that of their "friends." Though there may at present be amongst those in the minority names which very many would have liked to see appearing amongst the names of those elected, there is a fair prospect, we trust, of those particular gentlemen being co-opted, power having been given to the Executive Committee to do that. The suggestion of one of the guarantors that the lines upon which the arrangements for the Eisteddfod of 1892 were carried out need not be departed from on the present occasion is not altogether acceptable and we trust that the Executive Committee and the guarantors generally will not scorn to profit by the experience of other towns in the matter. In an undertaking of such magni- tude the work needs to be spread as evenly as possible over all whose shoulders are ready to bear a share of the burden. Therefore, it is hoped that the various committees which will in due course have to be formed to take charge of different departments will be made thoroughly representative, and not monopo- lised, say, by the members of the Executive Committee or by a limited number of the guarantors. When the preliminaries have been disposed of, there should be no problem in finding work for all who have any real desire to promote the success of the Eistedd- fod. This will be the surest way of main- taining the enthusiasm so far apparent amongst the guarantors, and which is essential to the achievement of the object we all so muchidesire. In an article appearing elsewhere under the heading of "Municipal Electricity will be found some unpalatable truths, we admit. But for all that, it is well worth the perusal of the ratepayers, who if we mistake not-even the most socialistic amongst them—will thereby be impelled to the conclusion that it is just possible that the craze for the municipalisation of large trading concerns may be carried too far. This at any rate has been the case in Rhyl in regard to the electricity undertaking, and to be quite candid we must also state that the water scheme is not yet a flourishing concern financially. That the water supply and the lighting of the town (by gas) should be under the control of the local authority we do not think there can be any two opinions. But so far as that other lighting department is con- cerned, the evidence obtainable from all parts of the country points almost without exception to its failure as a municipal asset, the losses which the ratepayers have to make good being in many instances enormous. The time when the acquisition of electricity works by govern- ing bodies may generally be regarded as a safe investment for the ratepayers is evidently a long way off, especially when it is possible to point to towns where electricity is supplied for lighting purposes at sixpence per unit and at a loss to the public, while in other towns a company may earn a dividend by giving a supply at half that rate, or even less. From a local standpoint, the only consoling feature is I that Rhyl ranks amongst the big majority of towns where municipal enterprise in this direction has proved a failure. From grave to gay. Whilst recognising the importance of the Eisteddfod and admitting the seriousness of Rhyl's position amongst other towns in regard to electric lighting at the expense of the public, to do everyone justice we must not overlook the efforts being put forth in furtherance of the social and intellectual welfare of the community. The Pleasant Saturday Evening movement, we are pleased to see, has taken another lease of life. The third series opened last Saturday under very encouraging circum- stances, and we trust that the appeal of the promoters for helpers from week to week will not be in vain. The Gilchrist lecture season, too, began on Tuesday night, the first of the series being a great success, a characteristic which it is hoped will be maintained throughout the series in every sense of the word. The report of the pro- ceedings of the meeting on behalf of the St Asaph Diocesan Clergy Sustentation Fund will also be found instructive. As the Hon L A Brodrick remarked, a smashing case has been made out for the fund, and we trust that Churchpeople will see to it that it no longer languishes in want of support.
TREMEIRCHION. Services of thanksgiving for the harvest were held at Tremeirchion Church on the 23rd ult. As in former years, the morning service consisted solely of the administration, the Vicar officiating. At the afternoon service, the Rev Mordaunt Elrington-Bisset, rector ot Bangor-is-y-Coed, preached an exceptionally striking sermon on the words "Where hast thou gleaned to-day ? (Ruth ii, 19). The singing at this gervice, and throughout the day, gave ample proof that the choir had spared no pains in mastering the musical portion of the services, and the organ, recently renovated at the expense of Captain Main waring, of Brynbella, never sounded better. The anthem was Sir G J Elvey's "0 give thanks unto the Lord." Before the sermon a very fine hymn tune, composed by the choirmaster, Mr H G E England, was sung with excellent effect. If published, this tune will doubtless become as great a favourite as that which he composed three years ago to the Rev W Blake-Atkinson's mission- ary hymn, and which was sung at the Llandaffand St Asaph Choral Festivals in the years 1900 and 1901 respectively. At the evening service the preacher was the Rev Herbert Evans, vicar-choral of St Asaph Cathedral, who based his very able sermon on the words "Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean ? Not one." (Job xiv, 4). The anthem at this aervice was Dr Gadsby's O Arglwydd, ein lor." During the interval between the afternoon and evening services, Mrs Pennant, of Nantlys, with her usual kindness, gave an excel- lent tea to the parishioners and many others in the schoolroom. It is needless to state that such great kindness was sincerely appreciated by all.
GOSSIP. Our Ladies' Column" is unavoidably postponed this week owing to the pressure of late and lengthy reports on our space. The Right Rev Dr Edwards, bishop of St Asaph, is to be the preacher at the morning service at the Seamen's Orphanage, Liverpool, upon the anniver- sary on Sunday. All the fruit-jellies in bottles displayed on the stand at the Grocers' Exhibition were purchased by the Star Supply Stores Company, ani sent down to Rhyl, where the stock has made a pretty attraction in one of their windows. At the annual meeting of the Court of Governors of Aberystwyth College on Friday, Mr L J Roberts, of Rhyl, was re-elected governor. Mr Roberts and Mr Ed Griffith, Dolgelley, are the only two of the governors residing in North ales. It was somewhat strange that the Chairman of the Joint Police Committee and the Clerk of the Peace should at the meeting on Tuesday secure the same number of vo tes, It was equally gratifying to find that these two able and prominent county men should be at the top of the poll. For the month ending September 11th there were 396 tone of refuse burnt at the destructor works, at a cost of labour of £26, so that every ton destroyed costs Is 4d in labour alone, besides cost of fuel, &c. During the month 173 cwts of coal, and 1,468 cwts of coke were used at the electric light works. Up to date there were 94 arc lamps and 2,334 incandescents connected. On Sunday morning at St Thomas' the National Anthem was sung at the conclusion of the morning prayer, this beicg the day on which the King rendered thanks at St Paul's for his recant restora- tion to health. In the evening the Ven. Archdeacon Wynne Jones preached at St Thomas'. A worshipper at St Thcmas' has pointed out to us with some amusement that after the thorough cleaning to which the church has been subjected, after all the sweeping and garnishing, the same old, old bunch of cobwebs, adorns the gas bracket that flanks his seat. Still it may be a blessing in disguise, for he would have felt strangely lonely without it, after looking at it for so many months. A very busy scene was witnessed from the front on Tuesday morning. A fleet of ten fishing smacks were just off the pier, and thousands of gulls had gathered in the shallow waters of the receding tide from the pier to the Foryd. The birds were screaming loudly and were evidently enjoying a good meal. The Council having decided to grant a site for a perpetuation of the memory of the young men of Rhyl who died in South Africa while on active service, a subscription list has been opened to defray the cost of the memorial. Those who desire to support the movement are advised to do so promptly, so that it may not drag." The Town Clerk has kindly consented to act as treasurer. The herring fishermen complain that in this autumn so far the catches have been very poor ones. The Rhyl herring is a particularly fine fish, and much sought after by connoisseurs. Herrings and shrimps are the only two kinds of fishes we can boast of. The cockle used to be found in great abundance on Rhyl sands but somehow it has given our shore a good-bye. A few mussels are yet to be found, but they are not greatly appreciated. Singular as it may be, almost all the fish sold in Rhyl is brought across couatry from the eastern shore to the western The land erosion to the east of the district of Rhyl is goin? on with terrible results. It seems as if a few more heavy tides will send the water right into the fields at a point within a few yards of the Council's boundary. Those people who have not been as far as the end of the Marine Drive since summer would on visiting the place now be astonished at the great stride inwards made by the sea in a few weeks. The sandbanks appear to be no man's land. There is no attempt made to check the force of the waves by even stakes and watlings. Indeed these are not of much use preventing a scour. One of the Council's "groynes" has been bodily swept away. It appears that there is a considerable decrease in licenses ir. North Wales. During the past ten years there has been a decrease of 38 in Flintshire, or 7 per cent. the total decrease in North Wales being 374, or 15 per cent. During the past thirty years several licenses have been done away with in Rhyl, including The Old Baths on the Promenade, Parade and Pier Hotel (now Women's Home), The Fountain (Mrs Wedgwood's), The Northampton, Wellington Road (Mr Slinn's), The Plough (Vale Road). Then in remoter times there were The Brown Cow in Kinmel Street, and The Hand and The Farmers in Vale Road. Our esteemed Welsh correspondent, who writes so interestingly of Rhuddlan and Rhyl antiquities, refers this week to "Jones the Belvoir," as he was familiarly known, and to the steps he put up in Church Street. Our correspondent suggests that the Council should'make an effort to get them done away with. As steps they are no longer of any use and the present proprietors of the hotel may be amenable to reason. It would be well to approach them. The old proprietors wanted £ 200 for demolishing these disfiguring steps. Our correspondent refers also to the short-sighted policy of those Commissioners who allowed the Westminster Hotel to be brought so near the centre of the road, and thus add to the narrowness of a main street leading from the Parish Church to the sea. It was a very short-sighted action, to say the least about it. A similar mistake was per- petrated in a more important part of the town, when Russell Buildings were allowed to be brought forward as far as was done. It was a huge mistake, not only so far as the site they are on is concerned, but it also affects other new buildings further east in the street which have to be brought forward so as to be in line. On Sunday the worshippers at St Thomas' had the satisfaction of attending their newly cleaned and decorated church, and many experienced great satisfaction at the excellent work carried out by Mr W C Davies, decorator, the sub- contractor. The total cost of indoor and outdoor work came to £90, and of this Mr Storey gener- ously contributed 921 10s. In the morning the Vicar asked the congregation to do their share in keeping the building in a state worthy of so beautiful a church, by attending to the cushions and hassocks, and renovating when necessary. It is somewhat strange that pew holders need the injunction. Why should they disgrace the house of God with furniture they would not think fit to put nto their own habitations ?
FLINT. An Acceptable Cift. A South Wales daily paper states: "The Rev William Nicholas, the rector of Flint, has presen- ted a field at Penygroes, Fishguard, to the Vicar and Churchwardens for a cemetery, in memory of his father, who was churchwarden for 25 years at Fishguard." The Dead Warriors. On Monday. Flint townspeople, under the presi- dency of the Mayor, decided upon a memorial of two FlintVolunteers, a Militiaman and a Reservist, who died in South Africa, and of the services of returned heroes. Thirty-four pounds were sub- scribed in the room, f20 by Major Dyson. Probable Municipal Contest. The four retiring members of the Flint Town Council are Major Dyson, Messrs E J Hughes, R F Harrison, and E A Hughes, all of whom have been re-nominated. The following new candidates have also been nominated John T Bowen, Hugh ,Jones and Robt Price. Messrs H Jones and Robt Price have since withdrawn their nominations, leaving five candidates for four seats.
I ST. ASAPH. Municipal Honours for a Former Resident. A contemporary states that Dr R Owen Morris, late resident minister of the Calvinistic Methodists of St Asaph, has been unanimously selected to fill the mayoral chair at Birkenhead for the ensuing year. Dr Morris, who had already taken his M.A. degree, studied medicine during his ministry at St As iph, passing most successfully and gaining his 1. D, with honours. He married the second daughter of Mr T J Lunt, of Riverdale, and took up his residence as a medical man at Birkenhead, and the position he has gained for himself is sufficiently proved by the honour it is proposed to confer on him.
DEATHS. Oct 25, at Penycob Terrace, St Asaph, George Edward Deed, aged 4 months. Oct 28, at Bryn-y-Felin, Dyserth, Thomas Jones, aged 60 years. Oct 2;j, at 28, Queen Street, Rhyl, Henry Charles Boddington, aged 72 years. Oct 29, at Vaughan Terrace, High Street, Rhyl, Thomas Jones, aged 73 years.
GILCHRIST LECTURES AT RHYL I MR. FRANK T. BULLEN, F.R.C.S., ON WHALES AND WHALE FISHING. The opening lecture of another session in connection with the Gilchrist series took place at the Town Hall, Rhyl, on Tuesday evening, Mr Tilby (chairman of the Urban District Council) presiding over a crowded audience, which must have afforded those responsible for the arrangement of the lectures every encouragement. Mr Frank T Bullen, F.R.G.S., was the lecturer, and his racy discourse on the subject of Whales and Whale Fishing," illustrated by a magnificent series of limelight views, was instructive and entertaining in the highest degree. Many 11 11 y wonderful theories and fables-for many ac- counts are nothing more and owe their origin, as the lecturer pointed out, to careless observation on the part of the authors of these stories—concerning the whale Mr Bullen upset in a most convincing manner,demonstrating that there was no need whatever to bolster up fact by fiction-a practice which often involved the imaginative historian in serious trouble—so far as this monster of the deep was concerned. He was speaking now from personal observation. The whale was not only one of the oldest crea- tures of which they had any record, but it also represented one of the two largest creatures known to exist either on land or in the sea, the other being what is popularly known as the octopus, a species of the inhabi- tants of the sea which often formed an article of the sperm whale's diet, and which the latter could swallow in chunks at least six feet square Could there then, the lecturer asked, be any doubt about the story of Jonah having been swallowed by a whale ? Also to demon- strate the size of a sperm whale, which was only one out of between 50 and 60 species, he said that the proportion of an elephant or a rhinoceros to one of these giant mammals might be compared to the relative sizes of a puppy dog and a bull. Only out, or two of the whole species of whale, the lecturer further explained, were unable to swallow anything much larger than a herring, this accounting for the veiy prevalent but mistaken belief that no whale cjuld swallow a herring. From begin- ning to end the lecture was greatly enjoyed, and at the close Mr Bullen was warmly thanked for the lucid and entertaining manner in which he had dealt with the subject. Previous to the lecture, it might be stated, Mr Tilby made a few introductory remarks, and on behalf of the committee responsible for the lectures extended a welcome to both the audience and to Mr Bullen, who, he felt sure, needed no further introduction. He said that at one time there was a very grave doubt as to whether they would be able to continue the excellent series of lectures they had had during the past three years. The committee, however, received a very generous offer, and they closed at once with it with the greatest alacrity and the deepest gratitude to those who so kindly made the offer. The result was that they were embark- ing upon a series of lectures, which he ventured to assert would be second to none that had already been given in the town. He hoped that as a result of that evening's lecture all those who had had the pleasure of listening to it would become advertising agents, and so encourage the committee in their efforts. They wanted, at all the lectures that were to follow, the limits of that room tested to their utmost capacity.
RHYL COUNT SCHOOL. CONCRATULATIONS. A meeting of the Governors was held at the school last Tuesday. Present Mr R LI Jones, C.C., presiding, Mrs Bromley, Mrs Everatt, Mrs Jones (Newmarket), Miss Bennett and Messrs J H Ellis, J P., A M Ralli, T J cott, T D Jones, and S Perks, J.P., with the Headmaster (Mr W A Lewis, M.A.) and Clerk (Mr J Roberts Jones). A communication was received from the County Governing Body for- warding a letter from the Ruthin School Governors suggesting the appointment of a (foreign) travelling teacher of modern languages for several schools, but after consultation with the Headmaster it was decided that the sug- gestion was not feasable. The Central Welsh I Board also wrote calling attention to resolutions adopted by the Shrewsbury Conference between their Executive Committee and his Majesty's Inspectors of Schools in the Welsh Division approving the principle of basing entrance scholarships exams in county schools upon the ordinary subjects taught in the elementary y 11 schools, and also pointing out that the Inspectors were now prepared to give certificates to any having reached the standard prescribed by the county scheme for entrance into an inter- mediate school. The Headmaster presented the list of honours and distinctions gained (which has already been published), and upon the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr T D Jones and supported by Mrs Everatt, Mrs Bromley, and Mr Scott, it was unanimously decided to record on the minutes a vote of congratulation to the Headmaster and staff for the extremely satisfactory result, it being pointed out that Rhyl School had taken a high place among all the schools in North Wales. It was reported that the science lecture room was now complete, and that the chemical laboratory had been altered in accordance with the requirements of the Science Inspectors. Considerable other routine business was transacted.
RHUDDLAN. The Firejirlgade Bazaar. On Friday at the Fire Station, a meeting of the Ladies' Committee, was held,and was well attended. Mrs Rowley Conwy was elected presi- dent, and it was decided to hold the bazaar on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of February, 1903. It is also intended to hold weekly sewing meetings and to have teas in connection with them, but the final arrangements in this respect will be made at a meeting to be held this (Friday) afternoon. The Parish Church. On Sunday at the Parish Church special refer- ence was made at both the morning and evening services to the restoration to health of his Majesty the King. The vicar conducted the services and preached on both occasions, drawing suitable lessons, whch all might take to heart and benefit by them, and expressing the opinion that the event was a blessing in disguise, if looked at in a proper light. fhe choir (under the leadership of Mr Edward Evans) rendered the anthem I was glad when they said unto me (Sir G Elvey), Mr Thos Davis presiding at the organ. The congrega- tions were large at both services. Bible Union. By the kind invitation of Miss Buxton, a meeting of the members of the above Union was held at Belmont on Monday evening. A large nu mber was present, and an interesting and instructive address was delivered by the Vicar. The Winter Season. A great amount of work has been planned out by different sections of the community with the object of furthering some good causes during the winter, amongst the list being penny readings, to be held fortnightly, promoted by the Vicar and others in order to provide Bibles, cupboards, &c, for the use of the Church Sunday Schools. The first is to take place on Friday evening next at the Boys' Schools. An entertainment is to be given shortly in aid of a fund for providing coal for the poor. The Cricket Club is also arranging a grand concert for next month, and early in the year the Calvinistic Methodists will hold a competitive meeting on an elaborate scale, the subjects for competition being very numerous. There is also some talk of forming a male voice choir for Rhuddlan, if only the singers could begot together. With regard to a brass band, some doubt seems to exist as to whether the Rhyl Council would be willing to dispose of the instruments now in their possession.
In a certain:important town a pawnbroker's shop issituated next door to a hotel. The other day in the shop window of the former was exhibited a hearthrug on which was worked the following motto A man's own fireside in the best." •
THE RHYL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF 1904. MEETINC OF GUARANTORS FOR THE ELECTION OF AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. PROCEEDINGS LAST TILL CLOSE ON MIDNIGHT. In connection with the National Eisteddfod to be held at Rhyl in 1904 a meeting of guarantors was held in the Council Chamber on Wednesday night, the business being the election of an Executive Committee. The room was crowded, and in the absence of Lord Mostyn, the recently appointed chairman of the General Committee, Councillor H A Tilby was voted to the chair. Several letters were read by the Town Clerk (Mr Arthur Rowlands), including one from Lord Mostyn consenting to act as chairman of the General Committee, and one from Mr Ralli (Mia Hall) consenting to become a guarantor for £10. One from Mr J L Muspratt (Bionhaul) was to the effect that not only would he become a guarantor, but would also gladly subscribe a similar amount (£10) towards the building and prize funds. He also wrote "Permit me to say I have heard from many guarantors that our last Eisteddfod was so well spoken of as regards buildings, appointments, and general management that I feel we have a high reputation to maintain. We must spare no effort to make the National Eisteddfod of 1904 the best that North Wales has ever seen (applause). The Chairman announced that he had been making enquiries from towns thoroughly acquainted with the work of Eisteddfodau, with che view of obtaining hints as to proce- dure which might be useful to them elso in regard to the event of 1904. Mr J Pierce Lewis remarked that the Chair- man might have saved himself a lot of trouble on this point had he communicated with him in the first place. He was in possession of a full record of the arrangements made for the Eisteddfod held at Rhyl in 1892, and he did not think they could on the present occasion improve upon the system they adopted then. The Chairman replied that the object of his inquiries was solely in the best interests of the Eisteddfod, and he thanked Mr Pierce Lewis for his observations. On the motion of Mr J W Jones, seconded by the Rev 8 T Jones, it was decided that the Executive Committee consist of 40 members, the same to be elected by ballot. The follow- ing were appointed as scrutineers :-Messrs Hugh Edwards (Huwco Ponmaen), J Pierce Lewis, J W Jones, Thomas Jones (Cambrian House), A L Clews, D Trehearn, R Rhydderch, and E W Parry. The voting papers were collected at 9 p.m., but it was not until considerably after eleven o'clock that the result of the election was made known. Notwithstanding the lateness of the hour, it was awaited with the keenest interest by a large number of guarantors, the scene in the Council Chamber during the greater part of the interval being suggestive of a social gathering of a decidedly animated character. Previous to the announcement of the result Mr R LI Jones proposed that the Executive Committee be empowered to co-opt not more than ten members, and this was agreed to. Mr A L Clews, after a successful demand that the number of votes given each of the successful candidates should be made public, gave out the result as follows :— Richard Bromley, Clerk of the Peace. 73 R Llewelyn Jones, Albion Villa 78 J Pierce-Lewis, Solicitor 76 Hugh Edwards (Huwco Penmaen) 72 Lewis Jones, "Journal" Office 67 L J Roberts, H.M.I 65 Rv S T Jjnes (Alawn), Bodawen 60 Joshua Davies, N. & S. W. Bank 59 J M Edwards, County School 59 P Mostyn Williams, Craigmor 59 Rev T Shankland, Wheatville 58 A L Clews, Tanllan 56 D Trehearn, Englefield 56 John Jones (Glas Alaw) 55 J Roberts Jones, Solicitor. 55 Arthur Rowlands, Town Clerk 55 Rev T Lloyd, Vicar 54 F J Gamlin, Solicitor 53 J Frimston, Bath Street 52 Biahop of St Asaph 49 W Elwy Williams, Maelor 49 J H Ellis, Water Street 49 R M Hugh Jones, Colet House 48 T D Jones, Church Street. 47 R Rhydderch, H.M.I. 47 H A Tilby, Ivy Lodge 45 Robert Jones, Foryd 45 S Perks, Dolanog 45 A Lewis Jones, Solicitor 44 S J Amos, Advertiser Office 41 J L Muspratt, Bronhaul 40 D P Morris, Prince's Street 40 J W Jones, Woodleigh 37 Rev R Rbhards, Bath Street 37 Dr Moreton Pritchard, Bodhyfryd 36 John Foulkes, Albert Villa 35 Robert Jones, Ithelfryn. 35 R Broadie Griffiths, N. & S. W. Bank. 34 David Owen, Tirionfa 34 Messrs Daniel Evans, W J P Storey, and T Whitley polled 33 votes each, and it was decided that the fortieth place be filled by one of these thiee, the selection to be left to the Executive Committee. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the Chairman.
HOLYWELL. Unfair Competition. A very quaint competition is in progress at the town of Holywell. There, as everyone knows, is situated St. Winefride's Well, whose waters are credited by some with curative pro- perties. But on a wall opposite the well is a glaring advertisement of well-known pills. The Holywell Urban Council is seriously perturbed over this antagonism between ancient taith and modern materialism. Naturally there is no proposal to remove the well, but the hoarding is looked upon as a grievance. One member, a Protestant, too, said he had a great regard for the fair fame of St. Winefride, and disliked seeing her put in open competition with an up-to-date pillmaker. -"Pall Mall."
DENBIGH. Municipal Election. The four retiring members of the Denbigh Town Council were nominated for re-election last Fri- day, viz., the Mayor (Mr A. O. Evans), Dr Lloyd, and Mr Howell Gee, who were nominated by the Liberal party and Col T A Wynne Edwards, who was the only retiring Conservative member. Mr John Morris Davies was nominated on independent lines, but to avoid a contest withdrew at the last moment. Mr Wm James was also nominated against his wish, and he also withdrew, so that the four retiring members are re elected.
FFYNNONGROEW. Drainage Soheme. The Local Government Board have written to the Holywell Rural Council insisting upon them proceeding with the Ffynnongroew drainage scheme. It was suggested at the Council meeting last week that a deputation be appointed to wait upon the Local Governmeat Board. This was considered as unnecessary at present, and it was decided to request the engineer of the drainage scheme to prepare a report showing the difficulties of the scheme which the Local Govern- ment Board had suggested in substitution of that proposed by the Council.
In the Board of Agriculture's annual report on the distribution of grants of agricultural education and research, some account is given of the agricul- tural work done in connection with the Bangor Colleges. The students who have attended courses in the Agricultural Department of this college during the session have been as follows: —Degree course Student in his fourth year, I; student in his first )ear, 1. Diploma course Students in their second year, 5 students in their first year, 2. Special courses: Student in his fourth year, 1; students in their first year, 8 students during autumn and spring terms, 4 students during autumn term, 16. It is to be noted that the County Councils are increasingly disposed to grant scholarships for the various courses held at this College.
RHYL DISTRICT. I For "Home-made Bread' and Confectionery, yon I can't do better han call at JONES BROS', Liverpool House, Prestatyn. JONES BRaS, Prestatyn, still ead with the Challenge Blend Tea," and are unsurpassed with their Bread and Cakes. Ladies' Kid Gloves, Lined Silk, in Browns, Tans, Fawns, Greys and Black. Patent Dome Fasteners, Is 11 d per pair, wear guaranteed. Simply perfection. Obtainable only at HUBBARD'S, Commerce House, 24 and 25 Wellington Road, Rhyl. HATWOOD'S, 35 Queen Street. Rhyl.—For Fishing Tackle, price and quality cannot be beaten. Flies from 1/- dozen. The oldest Fishing Tackle dealers in Wales established over 40 years. Fifty gross of choice Fliel choose from at Hatwood's All New Goods for Autumn and Winter Wear. Splen- did display this week at HUHBARD'S, 24 and 25 Wellington Road. Club Cards taken and lid in the Shilling discount given. ARCADE BAZAAR, Wellington Road. — Christmas Club can be joined at anytime. Children paying in contributions at any time can have them saved up for Christmas presents. A SMOKING CONCERT in connection with the London Welsh Conservative and Unionist Association will be held at the Holborn Restaurant, on Nov 6th. Some of the leading artistes of the Principality have been engaged and prominent members of the party will attend. Ticket B may be obtained from the Hon. Sec., 181 Queen Victoria Street, E.C. PUBLIC NOTICE. SHOP EARLY on Saturdays. The Ironmongers have decided to close their places of business during the Winter months, from November to March at 8 o'clock, and not at 9 o'clock as usual. 353 Tonic Solfa Class. This class at Christ Church Lecture Hall made a most successful start on Wednesday, when between 30 and 40 members joined. We are asked to state that new members may join next Wednes- day at the second lesson, and will be heartily welcome. Time, 8 15 p. m. Crand Lodge of Mark Masonry. A Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of North Wales was held at the Masonic Hall, Rhyl, on Wednesday. The Provincial Grand Master, Colonel Hunter, of Plas Coch, Anglesey, presided, and he was attended by his deputy, the Rev Thomas Edwards (rector of Aber). and the following grand officers :—Bro T Westlake Morgan, P.G. Org. England Bro G L Woodley (Llandudno), P.G. Steward Bro R Owen, P.G. Steward; and Bro K McEwen, P.G. Steward. The attendance was large, and included brethren from all parts of North Wales, who in the evening remained for a banquet given at the Westminster Hotel. Missionary Meeting. Mr H Millward presided on Wednesday evening over an interesting missionary meeting held in Clwyd Street Chapel, which was addressed by Miss Williams, one of the missionaries at Sylhet, one of the Calvinistic Methodists' chief stations on the Khassia Hills. The Rev R J Williams, Liver- pool, secretary of the foreign mission fund, also spoke. The Queen's Palace. For this week the Queen's Palace proprietors have secured an exceedingly clever combination of artistes, whose performances have, it is also pleasing to note, been well patronised. Amongst those who have appeared on the boards from night to night are the Brewster Troupe ot vocalists, banjoists, &c., the J'Alyans (jugglers), and Miss Katie Holloway (comedienne and danseuse). Dancing and other musical items were also very numerous. To-night (Friday) the Palace will be the scene of a Cinderella dance, which will afford patrons an opportunity of assisting the funds of the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Property Sale. A goodly company assembled at the Alexandra Hotel on Tuesday afternoon, when Mr Joseph Williams offered for sale by auction the very important and centrally situated freehold property known as 35 High Street, and which comprises dwelling house and business premises combined, together with a cottage at the rear which brings in a weekly rental of 3s 9d, the area of the whole being about 272jsquare yards. Mr Williams at the outset commented upon the favourable oppor- tunity this lot afforded for a good investment, pointing out how that its value had been enhanced by the improvement effected in recent years in the approach to the railway station, making High Street now the most easily reached business thoroughfare in the town. Bidding commenced at £1,250, but at £1,350 the lot was withdrawn. St. Mary's Sooial. The first of the aeries of "socials" connected with St Mary's Church was given in the dining room of the New Era Boarding House, West Parade, on Monday evening last, when a good con- cert was given to an appreciative audience. The artistes were Misses Cuddy, Tallon, and Hughes, and Messrs O'Donnell, Hanlon, and Hibbitts. Father Swift ably presided, and in the course of his remarks spoke of the annual reunion in January, and asked all those present to do their utmost to make it a great success.—These socials, which are to be held at the New Era House during the winter months, are under the direction of a strong committee. They will be very varied, con- sisting of concerts, character songs, scenes from opera, recitations, readings, lectures, dramatic recitals, tableaux, games, &c, and aa there will be a good stage erected, to give proper effect to these entertainments, they should prove a great success, and lighten the monotony of the long winter. Presbyterian Literary Society. The third of a series of interesting gatherings in connection with the English Presbyterian Literary Society, which meets weekly in the Princes Street School, took place on Monday evening under the chairmanship of the Rev J Verrier Jones (presi- dent of the society). The subject was a discussion on the Education Bill, which was opened by Mr R LI. Jones, the champion of the local Nonconform- ists in their agitation against this measure. Mr Jones prefaced his criticisms of the bill by review- ing tht history of the educational system of the country prior to the Act of 1870, and in dealing with the bill itself, there were many features which he deplored, notably the proposed abolition of school boards, which with few exceptions had done excellent work Bince their establishment, and the alleged injustices it imposed upon Noncon- formists and the ratepayers generally in regard to representation on the proposed new authorities, &c. The subject was taken up by several present, and at the close a resolution was passed almost unani- mously against the bill, the opener of the discussion being heartily thanked for his services. Mr Parker Davies is the hon. secretary of the society and Mrs Lewis Evans the treasurer. Royal Alexandra Hospital. On October 26th, Mr J Foulkes (High Street) kindly arranged an excellent entertainment, which was given in the recreation room at the Hospital. The programme included Step dance, by the Sisters Campini. Skirt dance, two-tuberphone solo, Miss Hilda Edge. Coon song, Good-bye, Mignonette," Miss Doris Baron. Song, "Sly Cigarette," Miss Alice Brough. Zingara. Troupe, musical selections, conducted by Mrs Roberts. Selections on phonograph, Mr Ernest Jones. Songs in character, Mr J Foulkes, accom- panied by Mrs Foulkes. The piano was kindly lent by Mr Roberts. All the performers were heartily applauded, the songs in character by Mr Foulkes being always greatly appreciated,and affording much amusement. The dancing was exceedingly good, and Mrs Roberts's Zingara Troupe is always very popular at the Hospital. The patients passed a very pleasant evening, and the Lady Superintendent wishes to express her thanks to all those who took so much trouble to give them the entertainment. How Rhyl is Advertised Free of Charge. Mr Cheetham's now famous silvograph animated pictures entertainment is on tour in England, and has since Sept. 8th visited 32 towns. At every performance the splended pictures by Mr Cheetham of the Royal visit to Rhyl are exhibited, and this a'one ought to be an excellent means of bringing the name of Rhyl before thousands of people. hile Mr. C'heetham is personally in Rhyl superintending the operations, the enter- tainment on tour is capably managed by Mrs Cheetham. On Saturday last at Brackley (North- amptonshire) the silvograph entertainment was personally patronised by Lady Bannerman and a party of six other country gentry. On the same evening over 50 boys from the local Grammar School were present. On the preceding Monday evening over 40 boys were present from a similar school in another town, When it is remembered that such boys belong to the best families of gentry from all parts of the country, the advertising of the Royal visit to Rhyl will be spread over a very wide area among the very best class of people, and the attendance of nobility and such a class of peo- ple as those mentioned above must be very gratify- ing to Mr Cheetham, and satisfactory to his fellow ratepayers who desire to see the name of Rhyl brought before the better-class public. Christ Churoh Culld. A meeting of the above Guild was held on Thurs. day night, and took the form of a devotional evening. The Rev E E Ingham gave a capital paper on God as revealed in nature," and those who listened to it were deeply impressed with the excellent proofs he fave of divine existence. English Wesleyan "Social." In connection with the English Wesleyan Ladies' Sewing Party a tea was given in the Brighton Road School yesterday (Thursday) by Mrs Joseph Williams, at which she was ably assisted by Mrs Snowden, Mrs Edgar Maltby, Mrs Amos, Mrs Walker, and Mrs Stuart. The proceedings were of a thoroughly social character, the gathering proving quite a success. A collection, amounting to about £2, was made on behalf of the society and trust funds. Choir Supper. The annual supper in connection with Holy Trinity (Welsh) Church Choir took place at the Grosvenor Hotel last night. A company of upwards of 30 sat down to a first-rate spread, catered by host James, and the various tempting viands having been disposed of, toast, song and sentiment were the order of the evening. Under the presidency of the Rev E M Richards the pro- ceedings passed off very successfully.
SOAR WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL, RHYL. Yesterday (Thursday) was an important day for the friends connected with the above place of worship, a tea meeting and concert in aid of the chapel building fund having been arranged for that date. The proceedings took place in the Town Hall, and the arrangements for the same were ably carried out by a hard-working committee, of which Councillor John Hughes was chairman, with Mr John Jones, Aquarium Street, as treasurer, and Mr Thomas Roberts, Foryd Junction, secretary. A large company sat down to tea in the spacious assembly room, which was effectively decorated with bunting, &c., under the superintendence of Mr John Brooks (Glanaber). The ladies respon- sible for the tea were as follows: Mrs Williams, Marsh Road Miss Roberts, 2 Rosehill Terrace Miss Williams, 116 Vale Road; Miss Williams. 14 West Parade Mrs Humphreys, Bruoswick Villa Mrs Griffiths, Free Trade Hall Mrs Davies, 2 Derwen Terrace Miss Jones, Crescent Road Mrs Denton Davies, Albert Street; Mrs Williams, 34 High Street; Mrs Garner, John Street and Miss Hughes, Elwy House. There was also an efficient staff of assistants, including Miss Hughes, Bodhyfryd; Mn Owen, Sisson Street; Miss Roberta, Bath Street; Miss Hughes, River Street Miss Jones, Princes Street; Miss Jones, Millbank Inn Miss Humphreys, Brunswick Villa; the Misses Williams (3), 34 High Street; Miss Hughes and Miss Jones, Free Trade Hall; Misses Davies, Derwen Terrace Miss Roberts, 51 West Parade Miss Jones, Crescent Road Miss H Roberts, 49 High Street; Miss Jones, Dyserth; Miss Jones, Abbey Street and Miss Roberts, Foryd Junction and valuable help in the kitchen was rendered by Mrs Davies, Pontygwtter Mrs Hughes, Alpha Villa Mrs Edwards, Sisson St Mrs Jones, Aquarium Street; Mrs Roberts, Foryd Junction; Mrs Hughes, Dyserth Miss Owen, 58 Vale Rd and Mra Crossley. Altogether the tea proved a very enjoyable function, the neatness of the arrangements being freely commented upon by those partaking of the "friendly cup." I Subsequently the tables were cleared, and at seven p.m. an interesting musical programme was proceeded with. The audience was a very appre- ciative one, though a better attendance could have been wished for, the only moderate assembly being due no doubt to the threatening appearance of the sky and the falling of heavy drops of rain at the hour announced for the commencement. Alderman W Elwy Williams, who presided, and was supported by the Revs E Humphreys (pastor) and Robert Curry, said he felt very highly honoured by having been asked to take the chair on such an interesting occasion. Still he was glad to be present and to help in any way the little religious cause represented there that evening. The work in which the friends of the Soar Welsh Wesleyan Chapel were engaged was a worthy one, and well deserving of every support from all Christian people ot the town, who when they know the needs of their fellow Christians would, he felt sure, readily give them a helping hand (applause). —The programme was then proceeded with, the artistes who had promised assistance being as follows:— the Miases S E Jones, Lillie Evans, C Owen, Popplewell, Edwards, L Hughes, E Jones, and Parker Davies, and Messrs W R Williams,. R Jones, J E Proffitt, and T Caledfryn Jones (all of Rhyl), Miss M E Jones, and Miss A Jones (Dyserth), and the Dyserth Male Voice Prize Choir under the conductorship of Mr J Evans. Miss Thomas, of St Asaph, played the accompaniments.
Lovely Wales. Peace dwells for ever in the silence stilly That comes to bless thee as the twilight falls, When the white mists conceal the distance hilly Where in the dusk the mating blackbird calls. Farewell, 0 land I Land of the Harp, I mourn thee, Never again shall I thy mountains climb, Nor view the winter fires run trailing o'er thee When chill November clothes the trees with rime.* Never forgotten I Ah, when evening shadows Creep o'er the housetops and the lights are low, My thoughts hie back to thy mist-haunted meadows, To scenes and friendships of the long-ago. Soft is thy turf, and clinging wild-flowers ever Spring like fair jewels from thy emerald sod, Sweet are thy vt»les—for which I weary ever- Dear are the woodland paths my feet erst trod. There may be scenes as fair—but to "my" thinking, None, none so fair aa Clwyd's lovely vales, Where once I wandered, inspiration drinking, Amid the peaceful haunts of "Lovely Wales." MARIANNE LESTER. It is the custom in North Wales to set the gorse on fire on the of November.
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I thought yon said you would never accept Charlie," "So I did; but he put his arm around me when he proposed, and—well, I yielded to pressure returned Ethel. He: Yes, darling; and it shall be the pur- pose of my life to surround you with every comfort and to anticipate and gratify your every wish." She How good of you, Harry ? And all on 28s. a week, too! "That price includes state-room and meals I suppose ?" said the prospective ocean tourist to the steamship agent. "Yes, sir." "Then what reduction do you make to a man who is sea-sick all the way across ? Is there any danger of the boa constrictor biting me ?" asked a visitor of the Zoological Gardens. Not the least, marm," replied the showman; "he never bites—he swallows his witths wltole." Bambijry: I hear that Stimpton is dead. Did he leave his wife much?" Mispah: "I suppose so. lie always left her as much as he could while he was alive. Now he has left for good." Mother: "It shocks me awfully to think you took the penny. Remember, it is as much a sin to steal a. penny a a shilling. Now, how do you feel, U illy. Willy; "Like a chump I Tuerfi wns a shili>»*alongside the .nennv to allow her'vn n v niuc'' ought be done for £ 800T\vii!i^Ttrirt- dreS's mi9ht « v wiin strict economy T' tOIU are renlly a charmiug girl" said uncle more nm-FoJH» «/), a,lxlons to see you still you sir?" ir C can 1 c'° to star'niicy'r, ™y "ere, my dear, for your it in r# m e, "Ie grand stand; retain envil* l • 5relM sl,aPe> nn(l you shall be the envied heir to all my fortune—XL (excel)." Mrs. Newlywed (in tears): « you used to -ay that you would be glad to die for me." Mr. ewlywed: I would now." Newlywed Well, you may now."