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The Representation of Flintshire. :1 What do you think of it "—meaning the choice of the Flintshire Conservative party in regard to candidates for the two Parliamentary seats —is the question that has been asked with eagerness by Conservatives and Liberals alike since Thursday of last week, when, at a special meeting of the Flintshire Constitutional Association, Colonel H li L H oward, C.B., was again adopted as- the contestant of the county scat against Mr J Herbert Lewis, the present member for the Boroughs, and Mr John Elclon Baukes, K.C., was seleetcd to champion the cause of Con- servatism in the boroughs against Mr Howel Idris. Conservatives answer it with a smile of satisfaction. Mnch as Liberals have desired to regard both seats as safe seats, their confidence in any such belief has not been very manifest since they received Mr Samuel Smith's intimation that he would not again seek to represent them in Parliament. Mr Smith, who has represented the County since 188G, and has worked hard for the constituency in many ways, has generally had to fight his way back to his seat at election times. Now that he is on the point of retiiement his Liberal constituents show their anxiety for the security of the seat by appealing to Mr Herbert Lewis, whom they regard as in- vincible and therefore as the strongest candidate that could be adopted, to abandon the boroughs scat and fight their next battle for them. So much for their confidence in Mr Herbert Lewis's ability, which is flattering to that gentleman, if nothing else. The controversy amongst the Liberals as to the selection of an aspirant for Parliamentary honours to take the place of Mr Herbert Lewis as the boroughs candidate is of such recent date that we need only mention the result of it all, namely, the adoption of Mr Howell Idris, a total stranger to this part of the country. Viewed in the light of later events, this selection is regarded by many Liberals as one that will be regretted when the polling day comes round; while Mr Herbert Lewis is being reproached by not a few of his present constituents for having yielded to the entreaties of the county Liberals. On the othor hand the Conservatives have every reason to be satisfied with the move which their opponents have made through the resignation of Mr Smith. We disagree with the contention of the Liberal optimists that with Mr Herbert Lewis as his opponent Colonel Howard's chances of success at the next election are less than ever. Be it remembered that with all his prestige Mr Smith at the 1900 election had only a GOO majority over the Colonel out of a total poll of 8450. With regard to the boroughs we look upon Mr Eldon Bankes' candidature with even greater confidence. Notwith- standing that he is as yet a stranger to Parliamentary campaigning, it is generally agreed that no stronger candidate could have been found. His views on the political questions of the day are awaited with great interest, and the feeling is strong that the n conversion by him of the Liberal majority of 347 at the last election into a majority for his party at the next contest is by no means an unsurmountable task. Recognising that the task before them is no simple one, the Liberal candidates have already begun their campaign, and it behoves their opponents too to be on the warpath as early as possible. The Liberals, we understand, are arranging for what they call a big meeting in Rhyl next month, to be followed by a bigger meeting early in the new year, at which an ex-Cabinet minister is expected to be present. Pretty clear evidence of the terror in their camp
A Satisfactory Assurance. The Marquis of Londonderry, President of the Board of Education, writing in answer to a Carmarthenshire gentleman, regarding the county authority's disregard of the require- ments of voluntary schools, says :—I understand that public bodies and private individuals who are injured by this action are taking legal steps with a view to securing the proper contribution from the local author- ity for the maintenance of the schools. I may add that the Government, on their part, will certainly not hesitate to take, at the proper time, such steps as may be necessary to pre- vent the objects of the Act from being defeated. The Education Committee. We have no quarrel with the selection of Mr Llewelyn Jones as chairman of the above committee in Flintshire. His party in making the choice may have been impelled to select him to the post as a solatium for a recent rejection in another sphere. How- ever, we think that Mr Jones has won his spurs. We do not, however, understand his inference when he regretted that the Church party had not placed their schools under the Flintshire authority. That has been done, by Act of Parliament. Unfortunately they could not do otherwise. Possibly Mr Jones regrets that the Church party have not handed over their schools entirely to that body, and abrogated their function of im- parting religious education to the rising generation. They are not likely to do that wilfully, nor otherwise without a struggle the like of which has not yet been witnessed in this country within the memory of Mr Llewelyn Jones. Mr Howel Idris' Programme. The candidate for Flint Boroughs would revolutionize the face of the country, and at Flint on Tuesday last he placed an alluring programme in front of his audience. He evidently wants a great deal, but apparently his chief want is a seat in Parliament. Mr Idris is certainly a humorist, who imagines that the electoss of Flint bore^ghs are innocents. He says that the Gover Tment is sticking to I ullice they h, 17U,uoO golden sovereigns; every year." -Is if the Radicals, if ever they come to power, would carry on the affairs of the country at a less pay In the past they have been pretty tenacious to the sweets of office. A New Barrister. The illustrious poet and dramatist Elphin (Mr R A Griffith) has just been called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, and will join the North Wales Circuit. In our present issue we publish one of Elphin's poetical sketches. Bankruptcy Expenses, Some years ago Mr Chamberlain carried a bill to simplify the law and lessen the expense of bankruptcy proceedings. If the expenses anterior to that time were much heavier than they are in some cases now, they must have been enormous. We have before us bankruptcy balance sheet, shewing realized assets ot 1798 and or that sum not less than X393, nearly one-half, was swallowed up in costs! Bishop Mostyn's Pastoral. On Sunday a pastoral tetter was read from Bishop Mostyn in the churches of his diocese. He complains, as others have done, that much of the church music is too theatrical, and adds We are most anxious that in all the churches of the diocese this singing in unison of simple hymns or psalms should be encouraged in every way that is possible. We are living in a land which has been truly styled a land of song,' and most of us have, heard the magnificent con- gregational singing that meets our ears as r, in n we pass any of the chapels of the various sects which exist in Wales. Why cannot we do the same."— Every effort made to render worship con- gregational is laudable. But we cannot anticipate the day when Bishop Mostyn will hear the English and Irish voices singing in his churches with that unction which characterises the singing by lVelshinen in their chapels. County Schools] The Secondary Schools of Wales are in the main most successful, and are becoming more so day by day. There are 95 of them, and this year 8789 pupils were enrolled. In live of the counties there were more boys than girls. In the annual report of the Central Hoard it is stated the reports of the examiners are full of encouragement. zn An Ecclesiastical White Elephant. The living of Oswestry has at last been given and accepted. The patron, Earl Powis offered it to half-a-dozen different persons, it is said, but they all declined it, until it was offered (o Archdeacon Wynne Jones, Vicar of Llangollen. The reason it was so often refused is stated to be the fact that no man unless lie had considerable private means could take up the living, the net value of which is set down at X256, and a house. The up-keep of this house appears to be the main drawback. There are a great many such white elephants all over the coun- try. In this case, however, the state of things is not very creditable to the Churchpeople of the town. There arc many of them, and some wealthy. For their credit's sake they ought to see that their parson obtains a living wage. The living has 7,000 inhabitants, and the next I parish to it. is the small one of'Mori on, with 852 inhabitants, and whose vicar gets £ 593 ZD 'a year. Anachronisms of this kind are discreditable to the Church, and to those rulers who could bring about a reformation. An Independent Magistrate. y The justices of U wchaled refused to transfer the licence of the Crown, a well-known travellers' hostelry at Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr. and an appeal against the decision was heard at Denbighshire quarter sessions. Several witnesses were called in support of the appeal, including Colonel C S Mainwar- ing, the chairman of the magistrates, who refused to grant the transfer of the licence. He said he toid his brother magistrates when they would not grant the application that he" felt in the interests of the public that the house was required and that he should give u vl evidence to that effect when the appeal was heard. It was the first time he had heard of the chairman of a bench giving evidence against the decision of his fellow-magistrates, but he felt so strongly the injustice of their action that he came forward that day in the interest of justice. lie road through Llanfihangel was much used by motorists from Liverpool and elsewhere to the Snowdon district. The appeal was c,,r!inted .-Recently some magistrates have been giving up too much to teetotal clamour in the matter of licence renewals, and some most serviceable houses have in consequence had their usefulness to the public destroyed.
Liberalism in Flint Boroughs. MR HOWEL lORIS' POLITICAL PROCRAMME. A Liberal meeting was held at Flint on Tuesday- night, when the present Liberal member and the adoped Liberal candidate for the boroughs both spoke. Mr Herbert Lewis, M. P., mid that one of the most urgent questions which Parliament should take in hand with the least possible delay was the bloated expenditure to which the present Govern- ment had committed the country, resulting in the lowering of our national credit to :J.,¡ unprecedented degree. A nation had no more important ifuancial asset than a high standard of public credit. He thought the first question put to the people shoulrl be: whether they wanted the Education Act amended or not. No Act of Parliament had pro- voked more bitter controversy within their time, no Act had done more to create bad feeling be- tween different bo lies of Christian people. With the exception of a very small section, it had pleased nobody. It lud offended the consciences of a larce number of people. Passive resistance was in full swing all over England. In thousands of cases household goods had been sold for the education rate and several people had gone to gaol rather than pay it—(applsu3e.) Mr How 1 IJris said We do not forget the crying injustice of the E lueation Act. The deter- mination of Welsh County Councils and the self- sacrificing protests of humble and heroic men have stirred even High Church dignitaries, includ- ing the Archbishop of Canterbury, and in effect they say to the protesting people" What do you want?" We want what Dr Horton has replied: Popular control aud no sectarian tests absolute civil and religious equality rights for all and special privileges for none; disestablishment and di sendowment old-age pensions for every aged man and woman in the country; taxation placed on the shoulders of those best able to bar it, especially the landlords, who neither toil nor spin fair rents and fixity of tenure fewer public- houses homes for the people instead of hovels, embowered as far as possible with gardens and orchards improvements in the conditions of labour the power in Ireland, in Wales and even in Flintshire to make our own laws in matters that concern ourselves alono equality of opportu- nity for every human being in these realmi government of the people by the people and for the people. And in order to get these things, he continued, we want to turn out the Govern- ment—a Government who, in the words of Mr Lloyd-George, will stick to nothing except office, mainly because they have 170,000 good reasons for sticking to office in the shape of 170,000 golden sovereigns every year, and who use their office for cunningly devising the best means of plundering the poor and enriching the rich (applause).
Welsh and the Constitution. HISTORICAL LECTURE AT PRESTATYN. The Influence of the Welsh on the Formation of the British Constitution" formed the subject of a highly instructive lecture given in the Presbyterian Schoolroom, Prestatyn, last Thursday evening in connection with the Literary and Debating Society of that denomi- nation. The chair was occupied by the Rev W Lewys Davies, and the lecturer was Mr II R Hughes, of the 2s. and S. W. Bank. By way of introduction Mr Hughes remarked that the British Constitution, in spite of many imperfections, was looked upon in the aggregate as by far the best and most complete of any ia the world,and it had the additional merit of being the oldest among civilised countries. It had not been brought about by any violent revolutions such as some unfortunate countries had experienced, but was the natural growth of a system, the main lines of which could be traced to the very earliest periods in the history of the island. Referring to "Magna Carta," which had been described as the Bible of the British Constitution, he said tho great funda- mental principles and political rules which that great Charter contained did not spring into existence for the first time at Runnymede if such had been the case the claim of the Welsh to have had any material or perceptible in- fluence on the formation of the British Consti- tution would have to be put aside. Such, however, was not the case. The principles and rules embodied in Magna Carta were in full force among the ancient Britons before the Normans or the Saxons invaded the island. In short the Saxons received their laws and institutions from the Welsh, and the Saxons in turn had them embodied in "Magna Charta," where they formed the basis of the British Constitution. In order to show how far the Welsh were the authors of our Constitution he proceeded to relate the history of the various peoples who had in- habited this island of ours from the period or the ancient Britons down to the time when Magna Cart-a" was given to the world. As proof of the enduring quality of the ancient Welsh laws, ho remarked that the Welsh laws which we possessed in a later shape were undoubtedly in the main the same system of early customs which Rome found existing among the Britons in the days of Claudius and Cesar. After describing the modo of life and private manners of the Welsh, both prior and subsequent to the Roman invasion, he said that the customs he had just described alone exhibited as high an order of civilization amongst the Welsh as could be found any- where. Even then they were remarkable for their religious devotion and by no means devoid of the missionary spirit. They were without doubt the social, political and reli- gious instructors of the Saxons and the speaker proceeded to give numerous instances to prove this well-grounded contention. He showed that trial by jury was of Welsh origin, and gave a sketch of the Anglo-Saxon institu- tions, showing their resemblance to those of Wales, and at the same^time pointed out the affinity between the legal and political consti- tution of England and Wales, together with other instances of similarity between the Britons and the Saxons. Concluding, he said that while the English had at one time learnt much from the Welsh, the Welsh in their turn had learnt a great deal from the English, with results which he hoped would lead them to a higher prosperity, and enable them to walk hand in hand along the path of progress with those who were divided in name still, but who should really regard themselves as of one and the same great Anglo-Celtic race. Mr Hughes was 11 1 cl heartily thanked for his lecture, and the hope van ox pressed that he would assist (.he ,M< in a similar capacity on future occasions.
The Great Fire. The conflagration with which Rhyl was visited last week still forms a topic of considerable discussion Though men have now been engaged for a whole week in pu ling down dangerous walls and clearing the thoroughfare of debris, Market Street still presents—as it will do for some time yet-a shattered appearance. It has been visited by hundreds of sightseers from outside the town, whose marvel at the extent of the damagj done is only equalle 1 by their wonder that it was not greater. That the fire did rot spread further is proof of the thorough manner in which the firemen dis charged their duties, hampered though they were by the undue readiness of many of the general pu'nlic to render assistance, and difficult as they and the police f JUlld it to keep the spectators from trampling over the hose- pipes and thus interfering with the streams of water being directed on to the burning buildings. The chemists have doubtless been amongst the busiest of our tradespeople since the fire, which has been followed by an epidemic of colds. With regard to the plund r that was wrought-, not by the flames, but by individuals, we under- stand that the police are making every endeavour to trice the stolen property, and we cm but widi them success iu their efforts. As will be seen from an announcement elsewhere, a relief fuod has been opened under the auspices of the Urban District Council on behalf of the sufferers by the fire, whose distress under such circumstances at this time of the year mint be very real, especially in the case of those whose businesses are at a standstill till their shops have been rebuilt and re- stocked. A substantial nucleus of a fund was the out- come d last Friday evening's performance at the Queen's Palace, by arrangement between the Palace Syndicat; and Mr Kdward Neville's company, something like ;C12 being cleared in that way and we have no doubt that the appeal now being made will be widely responded to. a-id we trust generously.
Water Supply at the Market St. Fire TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOt:1:AL. SIK,—A statement appeared in several of the local newspapers, that the supply of water at the commencement of the fire was inadequate. If such was the case the public mipht wed be alarmed for the security of their lives and property. Will you allow me to point out that no such shortness of water occurred ? Captain Parry in his report on the fire states that there was an abundance of water through- out the fire. This fact is also testified to by Lieut I)roffit, the engineer driving the steamer, and the waterman in charge of the hydrants. The undersigned was personally present at the lire and found no necessity for taking any steps to increase the water pressure, nor were any such means resoited to during the fire. There was sufficient water throughout the fire to have kept two steam fire engines of the same capacity as the Rhyl engine running at full speed. Upwards of 1.10,000 gallons of water (roughly 60) tons) were used at the fire. The hitches which undoubtedly occurred at the commencement of the fire were due, not to any defect in the training of the local firemen, who worked hard, well and successfully, but to the "willing helpers" whose so-called help for s-jme time rendered the efforts of the traiaed firemen ineffective.—ours faithfully, LEOARD ( HALT., -A; Water Engineer.
Rhuddlan. Ambulance Class. On Friday evening, at the Fire Station, an ambulance class in connection with the Red Cross Society was commenced, conducted by Dr Lloyd, of Rt Asaph. Although it is intended more particularly for the benefit of the members of the Fire Brigade, others also are admitted and there was a good number present not only of firemen, but of outsiders. There is no fee attached to it other than the price of the instruction book, and every information will be readily supplied to those who intend enrolling by the hon secretary, Mr J 0 Hughes. The class is held on Friday evenings at 7-30. Debating Society. A meeting was held on Friday evening at the C.M. Schoolroom, when papers were read by Messrs Humphreys and Elias Roberts, which were greatly appreciated. There will be no meeting to-night (Friday), o-i account of the Monthly Meeting of the Calvinistic Methodists. Zenana Missionary Society. Miss Shroeder, a missionary from India, will deliver a lantern lecture on Tuesday evening at the Boys' Schoolroom, when several beautiful views will be exhibited, illustrative of Zenana mission work. The chair will be occupied by the vicar (Rev T \Y Vaugliau). A «mall clmrgo will be made for admission, and there will also be a collection for the society. Bible Society. The annual meeting of the Rhuddlan branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society will be held on Monday evening at the Boys' Schoolroom. Ho Light. A meeting of the Lighting Committee should have been held on Wednesday of last week, but there was no quorum. If the present members do not intend to do the work no doubt the Parish Council at its next meeting will proceed to elect a new committee, or perhaps they will suggest that a parish meeting be held in order that the Lighting Act be adopted, which will result in a rate being levied. If that is done all householders will be compelled to contribute. At present only a few do so, but all participate in the benefit of the light from the street lamps.
Llandudno. The Guardian Society has been established for the protection of tradesmen, and there are now 94 members. Last year not less than 323 cases were entered in the County Court by the Society's solicitors, an increaso of 57 on the previous year. Most singular, the members, it is stated, were successful in all defended cases heard during the past year.
Abergele. Local Smithfield. As announced in another column, M r George Perkins will on Tuesday next, at the Bee Yard, offer 50 fat and store cattle and 100 sheep for sale by public auction. All the stock has been selected with great care.
St. George. Sale of Work. A sale of work was held on Thursday last in the Village Hall, the proceeds to provide a, piano for that room. Lidy Florentia Hughes and the M isses Hughes -were mainly responsible, and were assisted by several friends. About £40, a very satisfactory sum, was realised.
St. Asaph Churchmen and the Education Act. During the last few days several meetings have been held iu the diocese of St. Asaph t,) explain certain pro- visions of the Act, and to resolve upon concerted action tmiong Church School Managers. Mr Tilby, secretary of toe Association, attended most of them. The Bishop presided over a largely attended meeting in Rhyl on Wednesday, and the f.rocecdIng lasted tw,) hours, managers being present from the Deaneries of St Asaph, Holywell, and Rhos. It was felt that some hindrances may be encountered for a while aftjr the ap- pointed day, but the meeting was assured.that matters would in time be righted. A Radical contemporary states that "There can be no doubt that the Church party in the diocese, if not throughout Wales, are preparing for a big fight."
Colwyn. A Girl's Downfall. A girl named Mary Jones, of fairly respectable appearance, had a long walk from Llandilo to Newport, and then got into evil ways. This was the outline of the story told by Head-conatable Sinclair to the Newport magistrates on Wednes- day, when the girl was before them on a charge of vagrancy by sleeping in a shed.—Mr Sinclair said the defendant, who was a native of Colwyn, North Wales, had been employed at a restaurant at Newport, but letb and went away to Llandilo. She walked hack to Newport, and had become a vagrant in the streets. Efforts had been made to bring about a reformation, but had failed.—The Bench asked her if she would go back to her home provided her fare was paid. She replied that she had no friends living at Colwyn now.—In the r.-nilt, she was cautioned and directed to leave the town forthwith.
RHYL DISTRICT. Call and see the lovely selection Of Ladies' Shirts and Blouses at HUBBARD'S, THE CASH DRAPERS, 24 and 25 Wellington Road, Rhyl. For 'Home-made Bread' and Confectionery, yoi can't do better than call at JONES BROS',Liverpool House, PeegLatyn Special Display of New Goods, In all Departments HUBBARD'S, THE CASH DRAPERS, 21 and 25 Wellington Road, Rhyl. ^JONHS BROS, Prestatyn, still lead with their Bleitd Tea," and are unsurpassed with the Bread and cakes 1IATYV OOD 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 Flies o hoose m at Hatwofrood's QUEEN'S BATHS, Queen Street, Rhyl. Open throughout the winter months. Yipour, hot-air, hot fresh water and sea water baths. Electric baths and massage a specialty. Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. PHOTOGRAPHIC CHRISTMAS CARDS.—The best assortment ever seen in Rhyl. Ernest Jones, 8 tueell's Arcade. See the windows and showcase. Hunting The Flint and Denbigh Hounds met on Wed- nesday at Coed Coch, and to-morrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. they meet at Bodelwyddan. Next Wednesday they meet at Penbedw, and on Saturday, December 5, at Rhuddlan. The South Ward. c understand that Air Edmund Hughes, who was very nearly returned for the West Ward at the last election, will be a candidate for the seat recently bucome vacant by the death of Councillor Maltby. Mr Hughes now resides on the Vale lid. side of the town. Immanuel Congregational Church. A social evening was held on Wednesday of last week, given by Mrs E A Francis and Mrs J B Lawrence. A very attractive musical programme was provided, contributed to by the following ladies and gentlemen The Misses Williamson, Miss Bella McEwen, Miss Jennie Williams, Miss Evans, Air James, Mr Harold Edwards, and Mr F G Barnett. The chairman, Mr G Taverner, J.P., contributed greatly to the enjoyment of the even- ing by his genial and hearty address. The Resignation of Mr Tilby. The friends of the National Schools will regret to hear that Mr Tilby has sent in his resignation to the managers, ani will shortly sever his connec- tion with the schools, in order to take up his appointment as Conservative agent for the county of Flint. LNlr Tilby's mastership of the Boys' School, judged by any test, has been an unqualified success. The percentage of attendance has increased, and tha teaching has reached the highest standard of efiicieocy. Mr Tilby will carry with him into his new work the best wishes of all the school managers. We do not here refer to Mr Tilby's usefulness as a Churchman and as a townsman, for we are glad to know that he will still reside in Rhyl, and his greater freedom will enable him to continue and even to add to his helpfulness in other departments of work. Magazine. "Should Compensation be given for Suppressed Licences ?' This was the subject for discussion at the meet- ing oil Monday night of the Warren Road C.M. Literary and Debating Society, Councillor Robert Jones, presided over a fair attendance. Mr T E Jones opened with a speech in the affirmative, and his views wero supported by Mr Dan Jones, Mr Owen, and other while Mr John Hughes, secretary, led the the "opposition" and was supported by inliss Kate Lois Jones, Mr Peter Edwards and others. Mrs Robert Jones, Mrs John Roberts, Mrs Levi Owen, Mrs Benbow, and Messrs John Jones, Cornelius Jones, and John Jones (Edward Heury Street) endeavoured to throw light upon both sides of the question. The Rev John Roberts also took part in the proceedings. Upon the matter being put to the vote it was found only six favoured compensation, so that the opposition" won the day. Total Abstinence Meetings. Last Sunday night there was a large attendance at the Brigade Hall. The chair was taken by Mr H Jones. The meeting was opened with singing and prayer, after which a short address was given by the Chairman in which he urged that the churches should be more to the front in this ques- tion. Master T H Jones gave distinctly and well a recitation entitled" I will paint you a sign." Mrs Freeman sang one of Sankey'e Solos, No. 329, the audience joining in the chorus. The Rev. Gwilym Rees, of Festiniog, gave a N-cry interesting and useful address on the advantages of Total Abstinence. He illustrated it by an incident at a Temperance meeting where the preacher asked the children-what was. A little fellow held up his hand "I know, sir-it is bread and butter." On being asked for an explanation, he said When father used to drink wo got very little biead, and now we get plenty of bread and butter." Mr Roes said thousands were getting bread and butter through total abstinence. Some people felt there was no danger for them. They should not be too sure of this. The liking of intoxicants grew imperceptibly, but surely, when and where least expected. The meeting was very bright, earnest and enjoyable. Next Sunday night the English Wesleyans will arrange the meeting. Y Feibl Cymdeithas. Cynhaliwyd y cyfarfod blynyddol Cymraeg nos Fercher yr wythnos ddiweddaf yn y Town Hall. Cymerwyd y gadair gan y Cynghorwr John Hughes, y llywydd am y flwyddyn. Ar y llwyfan yr oedd y Parohn W H Evans, Hwfa Mon, R Richards, E Humphreys, D Lewis, S T Jones, R Curry, R Hughes, J R Ellis (Portmadoc), a'r Meiatri A Rowlands (ysgrifenydd), J M Edwards, J.A., Thomas Roberts, a Hugh Edwards. Rhifai y gynulleidfa oddeutu ehwech ngain—nifer anheilwng o'r dref a'r gymdeithas ddaionus. Dechreuwyd y cyfarfod gan y Parch R Richards. Wedi anerchiad byr a doeth gan y llywydd, rhoddodd yr ysgrifenydd ei adroddiad blynyddol. V Parch J R Ellis oedd cynrychiolydd y Fam Gymdeithas. Bu Mr Eliis am ddeng mlynedd yn genhadwr yn Neheubarth India, a chyfyngodd ei anerchiad i'w sylwadaeth a'i brofiad personol, yr hyn a ychwanegai lawer at ddyddordeb ei araeth. Adroddodd Weddi yr Arglwydd yn iaith y Tamiliaid (un o lwythau y wlad), a darluniodd arferion y brodorion a llvvyddiant y genhadaeth yn eu plith. Cynygiwyd a chefnogwyd y ewahanol benderfyniadau, &c, gan Mr J M Edwardp, M.A., Mr Thomas Roberts, Men's Institution, Hwfa Mon, a'r Parch E Humphreys. Home-Coming of Lieutentant Morgan-Owen. On Saturday last Mr and lrB Morgan-Owen, of Maesfron.near Welshpool,and who have a residence in Rhyl, entertained between 600 and 700 of the school children and their parents from all round the Breidden in celebration of the return home from South Africa of their second son, Mr Gethin Morgm-Otven, who i3 lieutenant in the 2nd Batta- lion of the South Wales Borderers. The day was tino and the function was an enjoyable one. Amongst other gifts, Lieutenant Morgan-Ovven was presen- ted with a beautiful pair of silver candlesticks and a largo silver salver bearing the inscription "Presented to LI J Gethin Morgan-Owen, Esq., lieutenant, 2nd Battalion S.W.B., by the parishioners of Buttington and friends on his return homo after serving three years and a half in South Africi, November 21st, 1903." In response to a vote of thanks, Mr Morgan-Owen spoke of the patriotism and bravery of the Montgomeryshire men during the Boer war, who as yeomen, militia- men,or volunteers were praised for their conduct by Lord Kitchener, The gathering came to a con- clusion with the singing of the National Anthem to the accompainment of the band of the 4th Batta- lion South Wales Borderers. The Zingara Troupe. The aacredconcert in the Victoria Hall on Sun" day evening in co-itieclion with the above troupe was, like its predecessors, an enjoyable affair, and the various items were much appreciated. The contributors to the programme included Misses May and Jennie Williams, Miss Lizzie Evans, Miss Furber, Miss Alldritt and lrs H W Roberts and the items rendered included a num- ber of sacred gramophone selections. The attrac- tions on Tuesday evening consisted chiefly of a juvenile fancy dress ball and a cake walk com- petition, and the attendance as well as the programme must be put down as the best of the series up to the present time. The recipients of the prizes were decided by the votes of the audience, their names being as follows: In the clasi for girls' fancy costumes, 1 Miss Marnie (Geisha Girl), 2 liss Amy Jones (Gipsy Girl), 3 Miss Edith Wilton (Spanish Girl) in the class for boys' fancy dresses, i Master Guy Sarson (Toreador), 2 Master Ciiis Williams (Tho Simple Maiden), 3 Miss Mabel Campini, who qualified for this competition by donning a Court pageboy's cos- tume in the cake walk competition, 1 Miss Louie and Master Fred Kirk, 2 Misses Esther and Mabel Williams, 3 Misses Tilly Honian and L Watson' Miss Furber acted as pianist, and at intervals there were turns by members of the Zingara Troupe. At the performance yesterday (Thursday) an en. joyable item of the programme, which comprised several individual turns, was the character sketch Contradictions." Property Sale. IVe understand that Nos 21 and 22 Bedford St., recently advertised in our columns for sale, have been sold to Mr Pcrcival Williams, solicitor, Rhyl, Rhyl Divorce Case. Before Mr Justice Gorell Barnes in the Probite and Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice, on the 23rd inst, an application was made with respect to the pending divorce case of Ihren v. Ihren. The application was that the case might proceed without a co-respondent being named. It was explained that the alleged misconduct had taken place after the parties had mutually separated and were residing in Rhyl. Air Pridham Whippell (instructed by Air F J Gamlin, solicitor, Rhyl) appeared for the petiticner. His Lordship made the order asked for. Water Street Congregationalists. The weekly tea in connection with the English Congregationalists worshipping at Water St was given on Wednesday last by Mrs P lostyn Wil- liams. The attendance compared well with any previous gathering of tha series. The company was waited upon by a number of lady workers at the chapel, and at the close of the repast Mrs Williams was heartily thanked for her hospitality, on the motion of Mr J: Frimgtoi, seconde 1 by Mr J \V Jones, thanks also being expressed to Alias Reid for her co-operation with Mrs Williams. A collection was made in aid of chapel funds. Death. We regret to announce the death of Air William Frederick Alann, of Wellington House, Rhyl (late of Great Bridge), which occurred at the advanced age oi The luneral took place on Saturday, attended by a large number of friends,^the cortege consisting of the hearse and six mourning coaches. The funeral service was impressively read by the Rev. G Talalun Newton. Letters of condolence were received from many friends in Rhyl and Great Bridge, where deceased was well known and respected. Wreaths and floral tributes were numerous and costly, which 'testified to the affec- tion in which tho^deccased'gentleman was held -his late employer, Joseph Aird, Esq.; the Staff and the Workmen of the Wellington Tube Works, Great Bridge Mrs A Mann, Mr Thomas Alann, Mr William Mann, junr, Air Richard Mann, Air and lrs Worton, Mr and Airs Monk, Mr and Mrs Mumford, Air and Mrs Pearson, Mr and "In Bott, Air and Airs Farndon, Mr and Mrs Hand, Air and Airs Godwen, Miss Green, and Airs Taylor. The undertaking was ably carried out by Mr John Jones, Pldward Henry Street. Mrs Mann and family, of Wellington House, Rhyl, beg to thank all friends who have shown sympathy with them in their sad bereavent. Royal Alexandra Hospital. On Nov 20, Air Ernest Jones kiudly arranged an entertainment for the patients, which was given in the recreation room at the Hospital, and proved a great success. Mr Jones gave a very interesting exhibition of magic lantern views, and the musical part of the programme was kindly undertaken by some friends whose names are given below. The Lady Superintendent begs to thank all the performers for the very pleasant evening spent by the patients. Programme: Piano solo, Miss Percivul illustrated song, Mrs Freeman violin solo, Mr Bosanquet, jnr lantern tale (reading by Airs Freeman); duet, Miss Maggie Jones and Airs Freeman; violin solo, Mr Bosanquet, jnr illustrated song, Mrs Freeman lantern views, miscellaneous finale, "God save the King." —Christmas gifts for the patients have been re- ceived from the readers of "Home Chat," and from Mrs Caunon (Southampton), and are gratefully acknowledged The Pleasant Satutday Evenings. His Alajesty's Inspector of Schools (Mr L J Roberts, ALA.) has promised to preside at the above to-morrow evening. Shooting Matoh. Under the auspices of the Rhyl and District Gun Club a shooting handicap for members only took place yesterday in the Town F.C's. field, Grange Road. The arrangements for the meeting were carried out under the superintendence of Mr A Williams. In the class open to members the £ 5 prize was tied for by Mr B Webb, Rhyl, and Mr J M Smith, Birmingham, and it was decided that they should share it. In the novices' class Mr George Brookes carried off the prize of F,2 loi, Mr Mayhew rcnning him very closely. A match between Mr Brookes and Mr Smith followed, the result being a win for the latter, who killed seven birds out of eleven shots, as against six birds killed by Mr Brookes. Mr Smith thus carried the 95 prize. Despite the bad weither the meeting was well attended, and the shooting was considered good. Air Groom, Bodelwyddan, acted as referee. In the evening tho members of the club were invited to a dinner, given by Air Hopkins, Dudley Hotel. The prizes were distributed to the successful winners, and several toasts gone through. English Wesleyans. The Thursday tea. this week was given by Mrs Robert Jones, The Moorings, and was well atten- ded, both by members and friends. The following ladies presided at the tables Alr3 G Talalun Newton, Mr Groucutt, Airs G F Gunner, Mrs Rhydderch and Miss Dorothy Newton. Walsh Wesleyan Temparanoa Meetings. Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon a convention of temperance workers in the Rhyl circuit of the Welsh Wesleyan denomination was held at Bruns- wick Chapel, Rhyl, when there were present re- presentatives from Prestatyn, Rhuddlau, Meliden, and Dyserth, besides a stronp gathering of Rhylites. The Rev Edward Humphreys presided. Papers on temperance work were read by Miss Davies, Dyserth; and Mr T Parry Williams, Prestatyn; and discussions followed, in which part was taken by Aliss Jones, Elm House, Rhyl, Rivs W H Evans and Robert Hughes (Rhyl), John Kelly (Lianas;).), and H Aleirion Davies (Prestatyn), and a number of lay workers. A resolution was un- ammously passed condemning the Compensation Bill to be introduced in the next session of Parlia- ment by Mr Butcher. At night there was a public meeting, presided over by the R^r Edward Hum- phreys, the chief speaker being the Rov John Kelly. The secretarial duties in connection with the meetings were ably discharged by Mr W M Willams, of High Street. Carmal Independent Chapel. The annual tea and concert in connection with the above place of worship were given in the Town Hall yesterday (Thursday), when there was an unusually large attendance at tea. The following ladies attended to the wants of their numerous guests :—AIr3 Edwin Jones, 16 Aquarium Street, with Miss Thomas, Abbey Street Aliss M M Williams, 5G West Parade, with Alias Aleyler Jones, King's Avenue Airs Williams, 16 Queen Street, and Airs Jones, 24 River St; Airs Edwards, Princes Street, and Airs Abbott, Water Street:! Miss Jones, Albert Street, and Miss Nina Roberts, Abbey Street Airs John Roberts, 27 Abbey Street, and Aliss Jennie Williams, do Aliss Griffiths, Sussex Street, and Miss Jones, Clwyd- ville, West Parade Aliss Hughes, Wellington Road, and Miss Goodwin Miss S P Evans and Aliss Allen Evans, Water Street Mrs Morris Hughes and Aliss Hughes, Abbey Street Airs J Arthur Evans, 19 West Parade, and Miss l Jones, Edward Henry Street Aliss D C Jones, High Street, and Aliss Annie Jones. The following experienced ladies had charge of the catering and kitchen arratigetnents Airs Thomas Whitley, King's Aveuue Mrs Griffiths, Sussex Street Mra Henry Jones, Bedford Street Airs Prydderch, Colomendy, Vale Road Airs Buckley, 35 West Parade; and Mrs Evan Evans, Princes Street.—The frst part of the concert consisted of an amusing operetta"The Doll's Wedding," which was cleverly performed by the children attending the Band of Hope, under the leadership of Mr Edwin Jones, who was bly assisted by Aliss Alayler Jones, not only in the teaching, but also in preparing the costumes. A word of commendatiou is also due to Aliss Roose, for her regular attendance at the rehearsals and her skilful playing of the accompaniments. The characters were as follows Bride, Alias Maggie Wynne; bridesmaids, Misses Cissie Stannard, Mary Wy nne, Hilda. Roose, Alaria Parry, K Edwards,and Maria Jones fairy Good Luck," Miss Catherine Williams; attendants, AlissesLewis, Jones & Parry; Tinker, Master Walter Buckley Tailor, Master T H Jones there were fully a dozen soldiers sailor, Alaster A Roose apothecary, Master Stanley loose; ploughboy, Alaster John Buckley poor-boy, Alaster Willie Hughes thief, Alaster Allan Buckley two policemen, Masters Teddy Sklllrnrd and John Roose. The piece was arranged as follows :—Overture, Miss Roose chorus, "Ring the^ merry bridal bells"; ^the tinker's song, "Kettles to mend"; chorus of soldiers. We're little wooden soldiers"; sailor's song, "I am a sailor"; apothecary's song and chorus, "An apothecary learned"; ploughboy's song and chorus Ah, I'm a jolly farmer's boy"; chorus, "Ras and Tatters" Song of bride and rejreted suitors, "No, no, no, no"; chorus, Ring the merry bridal bells". The piece was followed throughout with keen interest. The second part was as follows :—Recitation, Y Dyn Aleddw," Llinos Dyserth. The Rev D Lewis proposed and Mr Hugh Edwards seconded a hearty vote of thanks to all those who had taken part either in the programme, the catering, or pre- siding at the tables this was carried with loud applause. Pianoforte duet, "Galop Militaire," Misses Mario and Nellie Jenkins, who were encored. The Chairman announced that these two little girls were pupils of Aliss Owen, John Street. Recitation, "Y Pentewyn" (en- cored), Alaster T H Jones duet, Excelsior," Messrs E W Parry and R Ilanlon song, "M erch y Alelinydd," Llinos Dyserth; recitation, "Cur- few shall not ring to-night," Master T H Jones son, "Avoureen," Mr R Hanlon recitation, Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy nghalon," Llinos Dyserth; song, "Tho Veteran's ong" (encored), Mr E W Parry song, Deigryu ar fedd fy mam," Llinos Dyserth "Hen W hd fy Nhadau." Miss Mabel Hughes and Aliss Jones (Morvan) were the accompanists. Miss Morris (Llinos Dyserth) is a powerful reciter and sweet singer. Councillor T Whitley, J. P., discharged the duties of chairman in a very capable manner. Presbyterian Social. There was a capital attendance in the lecture hall of the English Presbyterian Chapel last night, in response to the invitation of a number of young lady workers to a social fathering. The arrangements for this were carried out in a most thorough manner by Miss Vaughan Jones, Alisses Edwards, Aliss Griffiths, Aliss Ll Jones, and the Alisses Jones (Penycoed) and a very enjoyable time was spent by all present. The programme was of a varied character and included pianoforte solos by Aliss Alice Jones, violin solos by Miss May Hughes, songs by Airs Alorris, Aliss Amos, Miss Griffiths, Air Drummond and Air Robert Jones, a trio by Aliss Gladys and Alessrs Percy and Richard Edwards, and auto harp selections by Air H Edwards. Further diversion was also afforded by the introduction of a number of competitions w h ieh were en tored in to with much spirit. The usual votes of thanks brought the proceedings to a close. The Lighting of the Prom. We tre not surprised tollearn that the action of the Urban District Council in reducing the Promenade to a state of practically total darkness at night by cutting off the electric light supply has resulted at last in the sending of a numerously signed petition prajiugthe Council to "throw more light on the subject." We trust the agitation will be successful. W. T. S. Mrs Meyrick Roberts presided at last Friday evening's meeting at Brunswick Chapel in connec- tion with the local branch of the North Wales Women's Tempsrance Society, and others who took part in the proceedings included Mrs W 11 Williams, Mrs Dan Jones, Mrs Jacob Jones, Aliss Gwen Jones (Aled House), Aliss L Evans and Miss K Lois Jones. Death of a Tradesman. Many will regret the death, which took place at his private residence in Highfield Park on Wednes- day evening, of Mr George Gould, who during the past two years had been carrying on the business of a draper, hosier, &c in High Street. He came to Rhyl from Alsager really for the benefit of his health, and had reached his 42nd year, M.P's. Visit to Franoo. The British Members of Parliament, who are paying a return visit to France, have arranged, after leaving the capital, to go onjto Monte Carlo, and stay at the well-known "Hermitage Hotel," in this beautiful town, where they will be under the personal care of Air V Benoist, of the Prince's Restaurant, Piccadilly.
FOOTBALL. At a special meeting of the Chester and District Football Assocaitioa on Monday night the draw for the semi-finals of the amateur and junior cups took place, with the result that in conection with the former Rhyl have to meet Flint U.A.C. at Shotton on December 12, and Flint have to meet Hawarden Bridge Ironwork-i at Connah's Quay on December 5. To-morrow (Saturday) the Haw- arden Bridge club will visit Rhyl to fulfil a League engagement. Rhyl County School v. Denbigh County School. The Denbigh ground was the scene of this encounter, which took place on Saturday last, November 21st. The Rhyl te\m represented by only ten men was as follows:-Goal, Morris; backs, Davies and Robinson half-backs, J W Jones, J Buckley, and J Lloyd forwards, T E Jones, A Williams, J Pearson, and J Lunt. The Denbigh captain won the toss and kicked first with the wind, which was blowing strongly across the ground. The attack of the Denbigh forwards was strong, but owing to the wind shooting was bAd. Rhyl soon opened the score with a splendid shot, but in less than two minutes later Denbigh equalized. About ten minutes from half-time Rhyl put in their second goal from an individual effort. A minute or two before half-time, Denbigh put in what proved to be the last goal of the day. In the second half, despite the help of the wind, Rhyl were unable to score owing to the excellent defence of the opposing team. This is the first match that the Rhyl County School has not won this season.—Played 5, won 4, lost 0, drawn 1, goals for 16, against 3, points 9, possible points 10.
C.M. Monthly Meeting. The Vale of Clwyd Presbytery meeting was held at Rhuddlan yesterday, Mr Thos Jones (Plas- coch) presiding. The Rev J Thomas, Abercarn, received an invitation to visit the district on behalf of the forward movement. Mr Herbert Roberts, 11. P., Rev T Richards and others were appointed on the Education Committee, and Mr Jacob Jones was elected a member of the College Committee. The subjects for discussion at ensuing meetings were fixed upon. An encouraging report of the cause at Rhuddlan was given, and the Rev Benjamin Hughes spoke of the necessity ot the self denial which called upon members to be total abstainers. Sympathising messages were sent to Dr Cynhafal Jones, Mr Peter Roberts, Mr Howell Gee, and Mr Ed. Williams, Abercele. The Rev R Richards and Air R Alorris were deputed to assist in selecting elders at Dyserth.
Sheep Scab at St. Asaph. I-esterday (Thursday), while going their rounds at St Asaph Smithfield, Inspector Pearson and Air Howatson, veterinary surgeon, dis- covered that a flock of 23 sheep were suffering from scab." No time was lost in putting into operation the regulations affecting occurrences of this nature and by nigh tf ill some 400 sheep had been dipped. As none can be removed with- out having first been subjected to this treatment the operations are being continued to-day (Friday) under Inspector Pearson's supervision. The flock of sheep afflicted came from Tynewvdd, Whitfnrr]
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St. Asaph. A Remarkable Octogenarian. It will probably surprise many to learn that Chancellor Trevor Parkins, who recently has been conducting some important cases at the Chester and North Wale3 Assizes as standing counsel 10 tne rost-omce, IS upwarus ot sO years of age. The venerable chancellor still goes on circuit as a revising barrister. He occasionally reads the lessons of Gresford Church, without even the assistance of spectacles to aid him, his voice being distinctly heard. Service of Song. Under the conductorship of Mr John Hngh Roberts a children's choir gave an excellent rendering of a cantata entitled "The story of a Gipsy in the Wesleyan Chapel last Thursday eyening. The connective readings were given by the Rev E Godfrey Turner, and the accompanying illustrations by means of lantern slides were shown by Mr Robert Humphreys, a visitor from Newry, Ireland. There was a large attendance and the proceeds were in aid of the chapel funds.
BIRTH. oa November 15th, at 1 Acr Fran, Meliden, the wife of W LI Roberts, of a son (stillborn). DEATHS. November 24th, at 3 Wellington Road, Rhyl, Charles Cjllins, aged 9 years. November 24th, at Waterworks Cottage, Glas- coed, Charlotte Jones, aged 65 years. November 25, at Highfield Park, Rhyl, George Gould, aged 41 years. November 20, Thomas Lewis, late of Clwyd Street, Rhyl, aged 58 years. [IN MEMORIAL]. In ever-loving memory of our dear mother, Ann Simcox, who died November 23rd, 1898. Saviour, in Thy gracious keeping Leave we now our loved ones sleeping.