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Gossip. I The oarliost known reference to the "Eis- teddfod is that of the Prophet David in the Psalms. One of the exhibitions on the Pier this week was that of three so-called "sharks," caught in the sea in front of Rhyl. Such an exhibition as this is not calculated to induce people to come to Rhyl to bathe, though the fish were not sharks. The proximity of sharks is not inviting, and such an advertisement as this for tho town we did not expect to find on Rhyl Pier, I There ii a superstition in some parts that if a hare passes through a town or village, ib is J a sure sign of a conflagration. Quite recently we saw a hare running down Sfc Asaph Street, and on Monday a fire broke out in Queen j Street. In these practical days we do not need the old legends and superstitions, but the coin- cidence is strange. I., It is the fashion in many journals and maga- zines to tell of the hobbies and amusements of well-known characters, and these paragraphs are read with interest by a large number of people. Such a column might be appreciated in Rhyl, and it could well bo commenced by a spirited description of a prominent townmasn energetically endeavouring to land a jelly fish from the lake with a substantial pole. Mention might also be made of a respected, and presum- ably sober, public man who was to be seen rolling in the gutter in High Street in the bright glare of the noon-day sun, having come to grief on the dangerous causeway in front of St. Helen's Flace. Of another unfortunate brother who hastily sought the nearest shelter after an affectionate embrace of a too- friendly (?) mastiff. » Two gentlemen were overheard conversing as follows on a Promenade bench :-The Younger "I'm glad, uncle, you are so much better for your stay here. I am glad I persuaded you to come with us." The Elder: "I feel years younger since my visit. I walk better, I sleep better, I eat more. The air here is an absolute tonic." The Younger: I can't make out why you don't come and live here. At your time of life you ought to retire from business and settle down." The Elder: "However much the good Rhyl has done me this month, I wouldn't dream of living here. There is one insurmountable objection to it the constant yelling and noise in the streets, boys shouting themselves hoarse selling their ha'penny papers it is too noisy for old folks such as I." The Younger "It is a fact, and it is quite recog- nised by the town authorities that it is a public nuisance and a scandal." The Elder Why don't they stop it 1" The Younger "Because no councillor has the pluck. They believe that the parents of the boys would vote against them at the next election." The discussions from time to time on the drink question, and also on the question of Sunday rehearsals, have helped to advertise both the Rhyl Eisteddfod and the Executive Committee pretty widely. But the subject they have found thorniest perhaps has been that relating to the granting of pass-out checks to ticket holders who might find it monotonous to sit out a whole meeting without a break. At the two last meetings of the committee a great deal of time was expended on this subject. On a future occasion they might save them- selves all this trouble—though whether the idea would be generally approved is another ques- tion-by adopting the device reported to the other day by the officials of a show at Llan- bedr, a small place adjoining Dyffryn. Many of the visitors, desirous of obtaining luncheon in the village, asked the man at the gate for a pass for re-entry. This was furnished them in the shape of an official stamp on the wrists. The same thing is done at Abergele Horse Show. In fact it is by no means so novel a procedure as some might think. This week we are giving lengthy reports of the two first eisteddfodau held at Rhyl. those of 1863 and 1870. We believe they will be read with considerable interest. Next week we purpose to give a resume of the doings of the Eisteddfod of 1892 and a full report of next week's proceedings. Those who wish to give delight to distant friends should send them copies of next week's Journal." The Eisteddfod doings will interest them. Though we shall print extra copies it would be well to purchase early, as we anticipate a greater demand than usual on Friday.
Cymrodorion. TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOCRXAL. SIR-Will you kindly permit me to call the attention of your readers to the met tings of the Honourable Society of Cymrodorion to be held during the comiDg week. The subject is 11 The Ideal of a Welsh National Library." The place of meeting is the Town Hall, and the times Monday evening, September 5th, at 7-30 p.m and Wed- nesday morning, September 7th, at 9 a.m. Papers will be read by Sir John Williams, Bart, Sir Isambard Owen, and Sir Marchant Williams, and these will be followed by a discussion. Admission is free and all interested in the subject or in the work of the Society are cordially invited I to be present. I stall be glad to supply any farther infor- mation.—Yours faithf allyf Harewood, Rhyl, W, J, DAVISS,
The Art and Loan Exhibition…
The Art and Loan Exhibition at Rhyl. FINE LOAN COLLECTION. OPENING BY PRINCESS LOUISE OF SCHLESWIC. HOLSTEIN. The first stage in the elaborate programme of the Royal Welsh National Eisteddfod of 1904 was entered upon yesterday (Thursday), when a most interesting exhibition was opened in Christ Church British School by her Highness Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, who is cl just now the guest of the Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire and Lady Florentia Hughes at Kinmel. Mr Hughes is, by the way, president of the Eisteddfod Executive Committee, and largely to his influence must be attributed the visit of the Princess. The exhibition includes all the articles sent in for competition in the Arts, Crafts, and Science section of the Eisteddfod, a collection of loan exhibits illus- trating the history of Welsh domestic life and industries and other subjects of general interest, and the stalls of the Welsh Industries Association. The arrangements have entailed a great amount of labour extending over a con- siderable period. The most prominent workers have been Mr E Lewis Evans, the ideal secre- tary of the Arts and Crafts Committee of the Eisteddfod Miss Mary Williams (of Bodel- wyddan), who has shown the greatest interest and enterprise as organising secretary of the loan exhibition, and notwithstanding the lamentable death of her brother, Sir William Grenville Williams, proved faithful to her post until the completion of the arrangements and Lady Mostyn of Talacre and Miss Isabel Tate, vice-president and hon secretary respectively of the North Flintshire branch of the Welsh In- dustries Association. Equally valuable have been the services of the Rev T Shankland, whose chief task has been the compilation of the exhibition catalogue, and who has rendered great assistance in other directions. Mr A Foulkos-Roberts, of Denbigh, has been another enthusiastic worker, as has also the Rev C F Roberts, rector of Llanddulas. Mr Godfrey W Parry must also be ranked amongst the faithful ones. To do justice to all, we append the names of Mr J L Muspratt, J.P., and Mr R Rhydderch, H.M.I S., chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the Eisteddfod Arts and Crafts Committee, Mrs R Llewelyn Jones, Mrs Lloyd (Vicarage), Miss Mainwaring (Galltfaenan), Mrs DeRance, Dr Wycliffe Goodwin, Dr Thomas, and Messrs 8 Chad wick, E Parker Davies, Trevor Eyton (Holywell), J B Feilding (Upper Downing, Holywell), Leonard Hughes (Dyserth Castle), A Lewis Jones, D P Morris, G Nuttall, C J Batters (Ffynnongroew), W J P Storey, J.P., Henry Taylor (Chester), H W Vallance (Abergele), W Elwy Williams, J.P., and P Mostyn Williams. The Competitions. The articles sent in for competition in the Arts and Crafts section of the Eisteddfod are to be found effectively arranged in the room on the right side of the entrance to the schools, and together they form a very valuable collection, comprising oil paintings (38), water colours (29), miniatures, objects in sculpture (19), including 6 busts of tho late Dean Howell, miscellaneous drawings (27), designs for book covers (20), botanical collections, specimens of wood carving and marquetry (71), relief maps of Wales, 11 collections of school work, 28 plans of workmen's cottages, specimens of metal and iron work, and 220 exhibits of needlework, lace, knitting, weaving &c. The awards of the adjudicators, whioh will be made known at the Eisteddfod meetings next week, are awaited with keen interest. Their task has certainly been no simple one, especially in the painting and drawing classes, and in the needle- work, &c, classes. The Loan Exhibits. The loan exhibition occupies the large uppei schoolroom and comprises many wonderful reminders of by-gone days. The loan of fiv( osses of arts objects from the Board of Educa. tion, South Kensington, consists of specimen.1 of woodwork, wrought ironwork, embroidery, Turkish tiles and pottery, and musical instru- ments—all of which have been chosen direct from the cases in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and chosen with the view of the same being useful as examples of designs and work- manship in the furthering of the art of design amongst the industries of Wales. Of particular interest just now is the case of musical instru- ments. One of the choicest of these is that inlaid with ivory of the most beautiful work- manship and design. Prominent also is the old Welsh "Crwth." Also of especial interest should be the series of beautiful designs for book covers, interior decorations, cabinets, painted glass, lC, the work of Owen Jones also the studies of sculpture by another local man, J Gibson, R.A. The collection is in the charge of Mr Martin. From the Cardiff J Museum has been received a case of NantGarw porcelain, showing the beautiful decorative work (by hand) in all its stages. The gentle- man in charge is Mr John Ward, who has con- tributed to the exhibition catalogue an instruc- tive article on this subject. The Bishop of St Asaph has sent a case containing a number of old manuscripts including "Llyfr Coch Asaph (the Red Book of St Asaph, of the 16th and 17th centuries) and several prints of bishops. The case representing the Dean and Chapter of St Asaph Cathedral contains a large number of diocesan documents and ancient manuscripts also a manuscript dictionary in Hebrew, Greek, and Welsh, the work of Die Aberdaron, famous as the master of fifteen languages and a fine series of impressions of the seals of the Bishops of St Asaph. Mr Batters, Tanllan, Holywell, sends amongst other things a tablespoon recovered from the wreck of the steamer Royal Charter, off Puffin island, many years ago. From Mrs Brodrick, Coed Cooh, there are: a signet ring, two gold rings and a portrait of Dean Goodman of St Asaph, and a Royal Charter of Henry VIII. to the Township of Denbigh. Messrs Campling & Son's exhibit consists of a panel of the arms of the late Lord Dinorben. Mr J A F Carpenter, Church Street, sends eight speci- mens of Swansea China painted by Pollard and others. The Countess of Dundonald's extensive collection comprises a number of ancient deeds and documents which have never been exhibited before, and which include among others a parchment memorandum of a deed poll dated "Aborgeley, 5th Henry VIII," the marriage settlement of John Lloyd of Gwrych and Catherine Griffiths of Bettws, 1682 also four silhouettes of the Lloyds of Gwrych, an old needlework sampler, &c. Mr J M Edwards, Holywell (formerly of Rhyl), sends an old Iberian arrowhead, found at Barmouth. Mrs Gladstone, Hawarden—a series of miniatures of the Glynnes, photographs of the late Right Hon W E and Mrs Gladstone, an axe which belonged to the If G. O. M., and a genealogy of the Glynne family. Miss Gee, Denbigh— Twm o'r Nant's chair (Twm o'r Nant was the greatest interlude writer Wales has yet pro- duced). Mr L G Hall-II. collection of fossils from Llannefydd reservoir excavations, repre- senting the skull and horns of a buffalo, the horns of an elk, the aide of a trilobite, &c. Miss Lily Jones Ifughoq-a miniature of the Bishop of St Asaph (exhibited at the New Gallery this year). Mr Ernest Jones, Queen's Arcade—views of St Asaph Cathedral. Mr J C Jones, 10 Bridge St—needlework pictures, &c. Mr P P Morris-a series of old Welsh bygonos, including a Cromwellian oak chair which belonged to the late lhomas Charles of Bala, dinner basket, rush candle- sticks, bardic round table, See. Mr Edwin Morgan, Trei-neircliioii-a poitrait of Queen Anne, pre-historic remains from Caegwyn cave, neluding llint implements dresses, &c. Die Aberdaron's Hebrew and Welsh Grammar (in manuscript) and rushlight holders appear in an interesting collection sent by Mr T Morris, J.P., of Carnarvon, who is also the possessor of the table on view which belonged to Ellis Wyn, author of Bardd Cwsg," 1699. In the same collection is the licence tQ preach given to the Rev J Jones, of Talysarn, the eminent Welsh] Methodist also a peithynen or bardic writing frame, and a gordd eithyn, a barborous looking instrument resembling a cross-bladod axe, which used to perform the duties now more satisfactorily discharged by machines of the o chaff-cutting type. Sir Pyers Mostyn, of Talacre, has sent a unique and priceless collec- ition, including an illuminated manuscript entitled "Homo Diurnro," another entitled "Missale Romanura" (bound in velvet and gold), and another entitled "Breviarum," aleo a book of Welsh poetry of about the 15tn and 16th centuries, emblazonsd pedigree rolls of the Mostyns of Talacre and Mostyn, and a collec- tion of ancient documents, also the silvei sconces presented by Charles II to Sir Pyers' ancestor on the creation of the baronetcy, th; gold harp presented to Sir Edward Mostyn by the committee of the Rcyal Denbigh Eis- teddfod of 1828, and a Custos Brevium of the time of Charles II under the great seal. Mr J L Muspratt sends a copy of tha marriage on- tia-t of Edward II and Isabella of France and an engraving of Flint Castle. Mr L J Roberts -SI ee I's Maps of Flintshire and Denbighshire. Mr A Foulkes Roberts, Denbigh—old bank note, portrait of Bishop Roberts, of Bangor. three stone dogs' troughs of the 17th and 18th centuries, carved chairs and table, pewter fla- gons, drawings, &c. Rev C F Roberts, Llan- ddlilits-portraits of the Bishops of St. Asaph from 1660 to the present time. Mr Owen Vraughan, Bodelwyddan—an interesting case of models of agricultural implements. Mrs T P Wynne-York, Abergele—buttons of Dyffryn Aled cock-shooting fortnight, and book explaining the same. Lord Mostyn's collection includes a cannon ball used by Oliver Cromwell and a number of instruments of torture from Ruthin Gaol. Rev R 0 Williams, St. Asaph- Dr Davies' Welsh and Latin Dictionary and various other old black letter books and manuscripts. Mr H T Roberts, 45 West Parade-red deer antlers. Dr Hutton—fossil- ised antlers of red deer, dug out of the sub- merged Rhyl forest last year. Mr Christopher Williams-paintings of the Archdruid Hwfa Mon in his official robes and of the Rev T Shankland. Mr F L Rawlins' collection in- cludes a lock of Catherine Parr's hair, a tree wasp's nest, bronze tokens, a guinea bank note, three curious old watches, newspapers announcing the result of the battle of Waterloo, &c. The Rev T Shankland has a facsimile of an Elizabothan broadside in the Welsh lan- guage, dated 1591, facsimile letters of Henry Vaughan (Silurist), Sir Leoline Jenkins, Ed- ward Lloyd, Ellis Wynne, Edward Samuel, and Moses Williams, all eminent Welshmen also a bond dated February 27, 1656, with the signatures of Thomas Lloyd, of Halkyn, Hugh Davies, of Coleshill, and the celebrated Dr Thomas Wynne, of Caerwys, one of the early Quakers of Wales and first settlers in Pensylvania and Llyfr Homiliau in black letter, dated 1606. Mr H A Cleaver, St Asaph, has sent a wax impression of the seal of the Dean and Chapter of St Asaph Cathedral attached to a lease of the time of Henry IV. Mr Pierce, River Street, Old Rhyl" picture, Mrs Copley,Bank House, High Street, has sent a spinning wheel supposed to be 250 years old Mr John Jones, Kinmel Street—old pestle and mortar. Mr J Jones, Swan Inn -photo-lithograph of Owain Glyndwr and a water-colour of Sir Watkin Wynn. Mrs Kynaston Mainwaring—knife, fork and spoon giyen by Mrs Piozzi to her godson, Sir Hugh Williams of Bodelwyddan, in 1802, and a gold watch also given to Sir Hugh by Mrs Piozzi. Miss Trehearn, 27 East Parade—sampler of Con way Castle worked in silk. From the University College of North Wales has been received a splendid collection of Welsh bygones. Miss Williams, of Bodelwyddan, is showing a water-colour sketch of a cromlech and twelve prints from York's "Royal Tribes of Wales," in their original frames. Mra Williams-Wynn, Plas-yn-Ccfn series of drawings and prints of various places, a stone quern from St. Mary's Well, Wygfair, iron necklaco, needlework pictures, &c. Colonel Cornwallis West, Ruthin Castle—fragments of red Samian ware (Roman), Roman dish, stone knife, ancient lamps, &c. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart.—salver inlaid with 118 Roman silver coins, which were found in Wynnstay Park, a silver-rimmed horn of the ox that was roasted whole at Wrexham on December 2nd, 1870, and various prints of the Wynnstay family. Mr Robert Jolley-curious old walking stick. The exhibition catalogue forms a most useful guide and contains a number of instructive articles by well known experts. The Welsh Industries Association is repre- sented by attractively laden stalls in the large lower room, representing the counties of Angle- sey, Carmarthen, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, and Glamorgan, and amongst the stallholders are members of several distinguished Welsh families, as will be gathered from the names of those present at the opening ceremony. J The Opening Ceremony. In honour of the visit of Princess Louise oj I Schleswig-Holstein to open the exhibition yes- terday, there was a good display of flags, &c., in the vicinity of the schools and at various points along the main approach to the town and the schools, while arches have been erected at the Parade end of Abbey Street and the Wel- lington Road end of Vaughan Street, mainly for the direction of visitors. At the entrance to the schools a large crowd awaited the arrival of the Princess and party from Kinmel, and as they drove up they were enthusiastically cheered. Besides the Princess (who was gracefully attired in a pale pink dress with a I chip hat trimmed with roses), were the Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire, the Hon. Mary Hughes (wearing a stylish dress of blue material with a voile hat to match), Misses F and H Hughes, Major Hughes, Mrs Assheton Smith, Mrs Keith Frazer, and Captain Camp- bell, R.N. (making up the Kinmel party), also the Bishop of St. Asaph (chairman of the Eisteddfod Executive Committee) and Miss Edwards, Mr R Llewelyn Jones (vice-chairman) and Mrs Jones, the Countess of Dundonald and Lady Jean Cochrane, the Hon. L A and Mrs Brodrick with the Hon Mrs Lionel Cust, the Hon. Mrs Bulkeley Owen, Lady Mostyn, of Talacre, and party (including the Misses Clementina and Agnes and Master Mostyn, Viscountess Southwell, the Hon. Mrs Turton and Lady Hanmer), Mr M A Ralli, J.P., and the Misses Ralli, Mr J H Ellis, J.P., Rev John and Mrs Davies (Whitford), Rev T and Mrs Lloyd (Rhyl), The Misses Tate, Rev David Jones (Abergele), Dr Wycliffe Goodwin, Mrs DeRance, Mrs Richardson, Mr Trevor Eyton (Holywell), the Clerk of the Peace for Flintshire and Mrs Bromley, Mr & Mrs P H Chambrea, Miss Hugh-Jones, Mr & Mrs Joshua Davies, Rev C F Roberts (Llanddulas), Mr L J Roberts, H.M.I.S., Mr It Rhydd- erch, H.M.I.S., Mr T D Jones, Mr A. Foulkes-Roberts, Mr E Lewis Evans, Rev T Shankland, the General Secretaries of the Eisteddfod, and others already named in the introductory part of this account. The Bishop of St Asaph, who presided at the opening ceremony (which took placs in the Welsh Industries Room), said it was a great honour to welcome her Highness Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein to Rhyl that day for the purpose of opening that exhibi- tion (applause). Referring to the work on view, he said that$11 present were doubtless aware that the Welsh Industries movement in North Wales owed the great progress which it had made largely to the efforts of Miss Antonia Williams (applause). He knew their hearts went out in sympathy to that lady just now on account of the bereavement she had sustained. The Welsh Industries Associ- ation had done a great deal to promote and bring to the front useful occupations. He had the privilege of going round the stalls a few minutes since, and was much struck to find such a large collection of beautiful examples of old linzeys, made of a mixture of iiilk and wool. He believed it was from these old linseys that the best gowns which their grandmothers wore were made. While on that point he would like also to offer a tribute of thanks for what Miss Adela Pennant had done for the improvement of dyes. Concluding, he said he believed her Highness took special interest in the Anglesey branch of the Welsh Industries Association, and she would, therefore, be glad to hear of the great success which had attended the efforts of that branch. He had now the honour to ask her Highness to declare the exhibition open (ap- plause). The Princess said she had very much pleasure in complying with the Bishop's request. Since she became identified with the Anglesey branch of the Welsh Industries Association, two years ago, she had had ample opportunities of appre- ciating its work. The Association was doing excellent work as a whole in uniting all classes in the country and bringing the workers into direet contact with those who interested them- selves in the carrying on of the institution (applause). She did not think she was wrong in saying that it was to the deep personal interest all took in the movement that it owed the success it had already achieved (applause). With those remarks she formally declared the i i „ uxnii i ion open. Mr H R Hughes of Kinmel briefly proposed and Mr J L Muspratt seconded a vote of thanks to the Princess, and it was carried not only with unanimity but with enthusiasm," as the Bishop happily put it. Mr A L Clews, J.P., was called upon to propose a voto of thanks to Mr Hughes, of Kinme!. Prior to being shown round the exhibition the Princess was presented by Miss Ralii with a handsome bouquet of lilies of the valley while Master Charles Mostyn presented her with a metal fern stand (from the Talacre class), and two embroidered pillow shams (from Miss Tate's class), these representing the first-fruits of the North Flintshire stall. Lady Mostyn of Talacre presented her Highness with a specially prepared catalogue of the exhibition. Amongst those introduced to her Highness were the chairman and secretary of the Arts Committee of the Eisteddfod (Mr Muspratt and Mr Lewis Evans), the Rev T Shankland and Mr Christopher Williams. After the departure of the Kinmel party a large company of workers and others proceeded to Morannedd, where they were entertained to luncheon by Mr M A Ralli. At the exhibition several musical items were contribnted during the afternoon.
ORICKET. Rhuddian v. Mostyn Park. This match was played at Mostyn on Saturday last, and after an exciting game ended in a win for llhuddlan by tho narrow margin of four runs. The scores wore as follows :— Rhuddl In. 1) Fraser b Btilcock 7 A W Lewis c Barnard b Watson. 0 D E Lewis b Watson 34 E Bevington c Icgham I) Williams 31 H Van (2uide b Williiii-is 8 8 Evaiis b WillianiA 13 H M Chadwick b Williams. 0 E L Housecroft b Williams .4 Ll Evans b Williams 0 A F Wilson not out 2 n J Jones b Williams 1 Extras 7 Total .107 Mostyn Park. Watson c Lewis b Evaos .38 P Ingham b Jones .7 W G Thomas b D Lewis 11 A C Williams b Eraser 11 W Ingham b Kvans 3 W Buicock b Evans •» 2 P Thomas b Lewis •. 2 D Hall not out H IT Rowlands c Lewis b Evans 4 J BarDard c Lewis b Evans 0 1 Iuglis b Evans 4 Ext: as 12 Total
Prestatyn. Crioket Match. Last week during the visit of Mr W S Penley's company, who gitve a performance of Charley's Aunt" at the Town Hall, a cricket match in aid of the funds of the Football Club wis arranged between members of the company and an eleven captained by Mr C K Rowe. The encounter took place on the football field, and resulted in a victory for the theatricals by 83 runa to 70. Football. The application of the Football Club to join the Flintshire League has been granted, and the first match in which the club will take part under the auspices of that organisation will be at Mold on the 17th inst. To-morrow (Saturday) the club begins the season with a match against Rhyl at RhyL The National School. The Rev Thomas Lloyd, vicar of Rbyl, preaohed in the Parish Church on Sunday last and made a special appeal on behalf of the above school. Octogenarian's Death. Miss Rachel Wood, a well-known inhabitant, passed away peacefully at her residence, Froudeg, on Tuesday, at the advanced age of 89. She had been ailing for some time. Her death removes an interesting link with the past. Honours for Footballers. Amongst the players chosen to represent the Rest of the League against the champions of the Flintshire Football League at Flint on the 10 in at, are Love Jones aud E Mostyn, both members of the Prestatyn Eootball Club.
DEATH. July 25, at Lachine, near Montreal, Canada, Nona Bell, daughter of the late Mr George Bell, Cummertrees, Rhyl, aged 22 years. IN MEMORIAM. DEA,N-In loving memory of our dear mothers who departed this life, Sept. let, 1895. We do not forvet thee, we loved the too dearly For thy memory to fade from our lives like a dream The lips need not speak, but the heart mourns sincerely, And thoughts often dwell where they seldom are aeen. HER LOVINU CHILDREN. In loving memory of our dear mother, Emma Evans, late Victoria Ian, who died August 28th, 1895, at 7 Elwy Street. Farewell, dear mother, your labour is oe'r, Your willing hands shall toil no more, A loving mother, true and kind, No friend on earth like you we find. Sadly missed by NANCE and EMMA.
Newmarket. The Post Office. Yesterday there was a commencement of money order, postal order, and savings bank business at the sub-Post Office in Newmarket, otherwise Trelawnyd.
I T. M.DAVIES Dispensing Chemist, Z3 BODFOR ST. & WEST PARADE RHYL. Prescriptions carefully prepared with genuine Drugs and Chemicals. C, A large assortment of Toilet and Invalid zn requisites. PATENT MEDICINES At STORE PRICE FOR CASH. Telephone No 0167 National Telephone, No 2. Telegrams—Ellis, Rhyl 'TIJE BEST IN THE WORLD.' ELLIS'S CLENUVET WHISKEY. Guaranteed 12 Years Old. ASK FOR tLLIS'S RED DRAGON BRAND And See that you get it. Not a Headache in a Hogshead Sole Proprietor- J.H. Ellis llM2Water-st, Rhyl Full Price Lists of Wines, Spirits, &c. on application. He A. STEER, WINE MERCHANT' 73 High Street, Rhyl. (Near the Fountain). aOLD LABEL HIGHLAND WHISKY As supplied to COL. CORNKALLIS WEST, Ruthhi Castl during the visit of n.lI. KING EDWAED VII. May, 1898. Special Value in Clarets CHATEAU MOUTON D'ARMAILHACQ, Grand Vin Vintage 1900, lSs per doz. CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE (Sarget), Vintage 1900, 21s per doz. VIN ORDINAIRE (Selected', 12s. dozen. BASS'S ALES, in 9 and 18 gallon Casks, from Is per gallon; Do. PALE ALE, at Is 8d per gallon. GUINNESS' DUBLIN STOUT, in Cask and Bottle. KING EDWARD VII. Liqueur Quality, very old SCOTCH WHISKY, guaranteed Pure Malt. Distilled in Scotland from the finest Malted Barley. F JOHN JAMESON'S IRISH WHISKY. WREXHAM LAGER BEER, Bass & Co's Light Bottl'g Ale: Imperial Pints, 2, 6 per do Half Pints, 1/6 per doz Sparkling Saumur; finest extra quality. Made and fermented on exactly the same principle as the finest Champagnes. Recommended with the utmost onfidence to the connoisseur and invalid. Bottles, 48s doz. Half Bottles 24s. Telegrams—"Steer, Rhyl." Telephone-No S Price Lists on Application. RaaeoaagaraBMBnBmnanMnaamoi Jewellery and Silver Plate. LARGEST AND BEST STOCK IN FHYL Why pay city prices when you can purcnase'cne same goods at this establishment and save 25 per cent ? Gem Rings from 3/6 to £100. Broodies from 1 to £100. Large stock 22ct. Wedding Ring Sold LY Weight, Hall marked Silver Goods from 1/ Note my prices before buying elsewhere. Old Gold and Silver purchased for cash or taken in exchange. S. BODDINGTON, Note Address 28 Queen Street (UNDER THE CLOCK) Eisteddfod Decorations. Fred Roberts&Co Having a large and choice stock of 0 Shields, Flags, Bunting and Paper Decorations, Are prepared to book Orders at once for the National Eisteddfod. Tremendous Bargains to Clear. Shields, with 5 large Bunting 0 .Flags, will be hired and fixed 0 from 3/6 each. See Windows for Flags of all sizes. ( SKusscll Buildings, Bussell-rd, RHYL.
The Gorsedd Circle at Rhyl.
The Gorsedd Circle at Rhyl. The "Manchester Guardian" says that owing to the energy and devotion of Mr P Mostyn Williams, the well-known" Pedr Mostyn" of the bardic fraternity, the Circle is now practically complete, and has been viewed with great curiosity by thousands of English visitors at Rhyl. The site is on the sandhills east of the pier, and the entrance, which must be eastwards of the central stone, is just across the Marine Drive from the north-west corner of the Royal Alexandra Hospital. The Circle is within a natural amphitheatre, from the slopes of which a great body of spectators will be able to witness the picturesque cere- monies, and the Local Committee and the Council will endeavour to ensure the permanence of this formation by revetments of soil and grass. In accordance with the tradition of the pre-Roman days, as carried down the ages in the poetry of the successive races of bards, this circle has been formed. Tho Maen Llog or Lopan Stone,which Mr Mostyn Williams has succeeded in obtaining, is a huge slab of limestone supported upon great blocks of the same material, while, to meet the convenience of the modern who are to assemble on it, it is approached by two flights of steps. Twelve upright stones, supposed to represent the signs of the zodiac, are placed in a circle round the Maen Llog; they are of limestone from the well-known Rhewl Quarry at Ruthin, and, with eight of the stones in the outer circle, are the gift of Mr A 0 Evans, ex-Mayor of Denbigh. Within the inner circle of twelve stones the members of the three ranks of bards are admitted, those who have qualified in poetry, music, and the arts or religion. A greater circle, called the "outer circle," beyond which the exoteric crowd may congregate, is marked by seventeen stones, also placed upright, in such positions that they indicate the midsum- mer and midwinter solstices and the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. The sun, striking upon one or other of the stones, will, according to the season, indicate the hour of Diue o'clock in the morning at which the Gor- Bedd of Bards is properly to commence. In this outer circle are stones representing the geological formations ot North Wales, on which subject they form the material for an interesting object-lesson. As has been already indicated, eight of them are of the favourite pink lime-stone of the Vale of Clwyd. Three fine blocks are of the very dark Halkyn limestone, which is also valued in architecture, The stone on the right of the entrance and a similar one opposite it are the gift ef Messrs Oakley and Co., Festiniog, and are aiguilles of slate. Next but one, on the right of the eatrance, is an imposing monolith of the the Lower Silurian formation from Cwm Bowydd, contributed by the owners, and there are two fine examples of millstone grit from the lowest bed of the Gwespyr Quarry, given by Messrs Bulcock. i There are to be three Gorsaf, or station, stones on the east of the outer circle, across the entrance, and so placed that from the centre of the Logan stone to the centre of the Gorsaf stones three lines might be drawn, indicating the bars or rays of ligill in the bardic sign. One of these will be a tall pUbr of Ilalkyn lime- i stone full of fossils, and will be surrounded by a miniature circle of smaller blocks. Another, it is cxpected, will be a hrge piece of granite from Glyn Ceiriog, but it has not yet arrived. The third will be the great boulder presented by 0, Lord Mostyn, which has been on the ground since the proclamation of the Eisteddfod last year. This immense stone has been declared by Mr De- Rance, of the Geological Survey, to be a lava boul- der from Coniston, in Cumberland. It is quite foreign to the geology of North Wales, and must have been carried to Flintshire by glacial action after its eruption frorr. the volcano at Coniston. Anyhow, humanity first h&d cognisance of it at Ffrith y Gareg Wen, or the Park of the White Stone, an ancesfcrial property of Lord Mostyn,
-------Boat Capsized off Rhyl…
Boat Capsized off Rhyl Pier. NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING THE LIFEBOAT TO THE RESCUE. Intense excitement prevailed on the Rhyl seafront on Wednesday, about noon, the cause being the capsizing of a boat occupied by two men who were in attendance upon Profes- sor Broadhurst, the diver engaged to give exhibitions of diving from the pier head during the week. When these performancea take place a boat is generally sent out in readiness -for any emergency. The elements on Wednesday morning were not very favourable for diving, there being a strong N. W. wind, which made the sea exceedingly heavy, the waves at times being quite mountainous. By the middle of the day, however, it was thought safe to pro- coed with the exhibition, and a boat was put off, manned by two pier employees, Messrs John Hayes and W Chambers, who, we learn, were instructed by the piermaster to keep within the shelter of the pier head. Just as Professor Broadhurst was about to take a plunge, the boat, having got somewhat into open water, was immediately caught by a high wave and capsized. The sight of the two men struggling in the water aroused considerable alarm amongst the people assembled on the pier, and the news of the occurrence spread with suoh rapidity that the sands were soon densely thronged. Hayes was heard to urge his companion to try and save himself, and Chambers made for the pier columns, on reaching which he was soon landed on the pier. Mean- while Hayes, who had got hold of a floating oar, had been carried some distance eastward by a strong current, having failed to grasp two lifebuoys which were thrown out to him. Recognising the great danger attending any attempt to effect Hayes' rescue by means of a small boat, the sea being so rough, it was deemed advisable to summon the life- boat to render assistance. The familiar booms calling the lifeboat crew together helped to considerably increase the crowd on the beach. While the boat was being got ready the anxious throng could distinctly see the man struggling in the water, and by the time the boat was launched many of the spectators had been worked to a groat pitch of excitement, some of the women becoming hysterical. It was greatly foared that the man would be drowned before the lifeboat got near him, but he succeeded in keeping himself afloat until it was near enough for him to be hauled aboard. It required some very hard pulling on the part of the crew before they were able to do this, several huge waves breaking over the boat, but the crew managed it splendidly. The crowd cheered wildly when they ascer- tained that Hayes had been rescued, and great was their delight when he was brought ashore. The prompt application of restoratives by Dr Wycliffe Goodwin, and Dr Edwin Jones of Manchester, who happened to be among the onlookers, had tho desired effect. With good nursing at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Hayes was yesterday able to get about again. Through the snapping of one of the ropes used in launching the lifeboat, one of the men attending to the horses sustained a nasty cut across the face necessitating a visit to Dr Summerhill's surgery. Hayes is a son of Promenade Inspector Hayes. He is a young man of fine physique.
The Pan=CeItic Congress.
The Pan=CeItic Congress. The Pan-Celtic delegates at Carnarvon on Tuesday bad a glorious time of it. It was nearly all spectacle, but the spectacle was quaint and unfamiliar, and gor- geous in variety and colour, and the pleasant babble of half-a-dozen different tongues must have made music in Celtic:ears. The one serious piece of business has been the opening peech by Lord Castlct JWII, who gave the delegates an inspiring picture of the revival of the small Celtic peoples, and of the practical work which had been accomplished by the various associations which have sprung up to promote Celtic speech and Celtic literature, and to secure a wider recognition of national rights all round. He left with the delegates as a closing charge some stirring words of Renan. Proceedings of the Pan-Celtic Congress were continued on Wednesday, at Carnarvon. Professor Anw.1I of Aber- ystwyth, presided at the meeting of the Modern Language Section, when reports were presented of the work accom- plished by Celtic associations in various countries. Mr Jenccr advocated the claims of Cornwall to be recognised as a Celtic nation, and a resolution admitting Cornwall was tinalimotisly passed.
RIIYL DISTRICT. )
RIIYL DISTRICT. ) QUEEN'S BATHS, Queen Street, Rhyl. Open ¡' for the Season. Vapour, hot-air, hot fresh water and sea water baths. Electric baths and massage a speciality Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Special Attractions Every Day Daring Season at HUBBARD'S (Commerce Hoiiie), The Cash Drapers. HATWOOD'S,35 Queen Street, Rhy1.-For Fishing Tackle, price and quality cannot be beaten. -Flies from 1/-dozen. The oldest Fishing Tackle dealers in Wales established over 10 years. Fifty gross of choice Flies to hojse from at Hatwood's Grand Display of Novelties at Commerce House Every Day this Week, IIUBBAIiD S (the Cash Drapers). S. GINSBERG, 3G Abbey Street, bay ng now en- larged his premises, is showing a Fine Selection of Household and General Drapery, all marked at low figures. Chase after a Deserter. At the Town 11111 on Monday afterno)n Richard Luke, of the Royal Welsh Fasiliers, appeared before Mr A L Claws to answer a charge of desert- ing from his regiment at NVrexhain.-P.C. Roberts, of St. Asaph, proved the apprehension of prisoner, for whom he had bsen on the lookout for some time. When he caught sight of witness lie bolted, and when overt iken gave a false naine.-Prisoner was remanded until the arrival of a military-escort, and the constable was recommended a gratuity of los.—Prisoner only eulisted in May last, and this was the third time he had deserted. An Undesirable. Messrs W Elwy Williams and J H Ellis had before them at the Town Hall on Wednesday a man named John Raw, who was charged with begging in Sussex Street on the previous night.- P.S. McWalter, who proved the case, said that he wave prisoner a chance of clearing out of the town, but he did not avail himself of it. When witness proceeded to take him in custody he became very violent and assistance had to bo obtained.—After corroborative evidence by the Albert Vaults bar- man, prisoner was sentenced to 14 days' hard labour. The Beer Booths. Last Sunday evening, Aug 2Sth, the following resolution was unanimously passed by the Clwyd Street (C. M.) congregation -11 We, as members of the Clwyd Street congregation, at present assembled in the Town Hall, wish to express clearly and emphatically our regret at, and con- demnation of, the action of those who gave permission to introduce and sell intoxicating drinks on the premises of the Eisteddfod which is to be held in our town next month. We consider that the said permission degrades the town and the Eisteddfod, wounds our feelings as a congre- gation, and tends directly to hinder temperance efforts throughout the country." Stranded Timber Ship. On Saturday night the three-masted schooner Betty, of Riga, a Russian vessel laden with Canadian timber for Messsrs C Jones and Som, Rhyl, arrived off the Foryd, and, in attempting to enter the harbour, got stranded on the sands at the month of the river. She was lightened and moved on Sunday further up, and again grounded awk- wardly athwart the channel, and at high water on Monday a tug from Holyhead made an attempt to pull her off the bank, but failed. It was even- tually got into the harbour on Tuesday. Fire Alarm. Oa Monday afternoon the Rhyl Fire Brigade was summoned to an outbreak of fire which had occurred in the upper portion of a store place at the rear of Roose'a Grocery Stores in Queen Street. It appears that some children had been playing in the loft for some time, and getting tired of other amusements they made a bonfire. When discovered the fire bad aEsumed very threatening dimentions, but thanks to the commendable promptitude with which the firemen responded to the call, and to the ready assistance of the police and others, the flames were soon extinguished. The damage done was not very heavy. Swimming Championship. The fifth annual championship race in connec- tion with the Rhyl Amateur Swimming Club will take placa at the Marine Like to-morrow (Satur- day) afternoon. The original trophy-a cup given by Messrs E B Jones and Co—having been won outright by Mr Wynne Denton (who, we under, stand, is not competing this time), the same firm has kindly provided another cup. The County Member. Mr Samuel Smith, M.P. for Flint County, has kindly consented to open the Buckley Free Library on Wednesday next. Mr Smith's re-appearance at public gatherings amongst his constituents will be very welcome news to many. Clwyd Street Chapel. On Sunday services will be resumed in the above, when the Rev S T Jones will officiate. The chapel has undergone a thorough renovation and decoration, the: work having been carried out by Mr Ed Jones, 32 Bedford Street, Liverpool, ecclesiastical painter and decorator. Electric light has also been installed and an electric motor for the organ, the contractor for this work being Mr 1 Jones, Russell Buildings. The schoolroom, lecture hall, &o, have been treated as the main building I had been dealt with. Councillor T D Jones, Mr Thomas Roberts, and Mr Godfrey Parry acted as supervisors of the work. Royal Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl. The following gifts have been received, and are acknowledged with many thanks Illustrated pa- pers, spades, etc., Miss Jones, Eastwood flowers and vegetables, Mrs Williams Wynn; mushrooms, Miss Ann Williams, Trefnant. Collected on the Sands, Miss Phyllis and Master Leonard Lamb, and Masters Ernest and Fred Hayward, Is. Id. Telescopic. The planets Saturn and Jupiter are now to be seen after sunset through M r Alston's larpe tele- scope near the bandstand. On all clear days distant places (including the top of Snowdon) are brought near by this magnificent magnifier. Pirated Music. Yesterday a traveller for Handel & Co saw an itinerant music seller in the street, and communi- cated with the police. The result was the confis- cation of about 300 pirated copies of music. The Soldiers' Monument. The unveiling will take place cn Monday after- noon next by the Lord Lieutenant. An order of procession and the words of the service to be used on the occasion has been published, and copies at Id each can be obtained at the office of this journal. There will be a procession from the Town Hall at 3-45, in which the elite of the town will take part. The Lifeboat. At the "scene on the front on Wednesday the following sums were collected in aid ot the Lifeboat Institution, and which the local com- mittee wish to gratefully acknowledge Collected by Mr J II Scotland (who started a collection with one of the lifeboatmea's sou'wester), 91 13s. 4d.; by members of the Lifeboat Crew, £ 2 15s. 2d. Next Tuesday's Royal Visit. On Monday afternoon next a special meeting of t,he Rhyl Urban District Council is to be held for the purpose of affixing the seal to an addres6 of welcome to her Highness Princess Louiso of Schleswig-Holstein on the occasion of her visit to the Eisteddfod on the following day. Constitutional Club. The rooms of the above (late Liberal Club) are now open to members, after a thorough disinfection and decoration. The reading room is well supplied with newspapers, and a formal opening will take place in October. Football. Mr F J II Beech, of Rhyl, has been elected a member of the Council of the Welsh Football Association's Amateur Cup Competition, and also on the Referees' Examination Board.
Gwaenysgor Schoolmaster. In the London Vacation Court on Wednesday Mr Justice Bigham had before him a motion on the part of the plaintiff in the actions Jones T Hughes and Others for an interim injunction restraining the defendants from excluding him from a school of which he is head master in Flintshire. Mr Lowe, K.C., and Mr Lynn appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Bramwell Davis, K.C., and Mr A B Nutter for the defendants. His Lordship said it would be unfortunate for the school to reassemble and for there to be nobody to take charge of it. Was there any reason why, pending the trial of action, the defendants should not undertake not to interfere ? Mr Davis said if his Lordship thought the plaintiff had made out a "prima facie case, per- haps an injunction would be the most convenient, course to adopt. His Lordship then granted an injunction until the second motion-day of next term.
Rhyl Amusements. The crowded state of the Promenade from day to day is an excel'cnt sign, and it is therefore not surprising t> find that the various amusements for which Rhvl is so popular are still attracting large numbers of patrons There rrai a tine sacred concert at tie OnWs Btlace on Sunday n ght, and during tha week at the game place some capital variety performinees hxve lo n given, he artistes including M,is Connie Will a ns (comedienne ,nd dancer Ernesto (jugglerand mas cal equilibrist), Miss Bessie Willow c )ntralt-)), Bob Hamilton (comedian), the ».olan Duo (operatic vocalists and instrumentalists), and ho Marconis (electricity nm i. palators), to say nothing of Mons. Bosanquofs orchestra | the Tivigrapb pictures, &c. The Memo Man's perlorminces on the sands hiva not been so numerous this week owing, 0f coura-, to the rain but when the neither has permitted there hns been no cause for eomplaint as to the receptions accorded them. The troupe if, in fact imtne31ejy popular, and deservedly so. We can *«n*1y w18h the propneto;, Mr E H Williams, anything better than that his troap9 m,y never be less competent than now. J For the Prjmenade Band also it has not b en so agree- able a week as could have been desired, In.'IJ the measure of patronage extended to it has accordingly Buff-red. Notwithstanding these discotiragementi, the band hu acquitted itself admirably, and the streets have beea enlivenad in rainy weather as well as in fine. Our towns- man, Mr J Morris Jone3, has given great gatiSfACtiOD ai a baritone soloist, having been frequently encored, The soloist next week is Mr Fair ey. One of the principal fixtures of the wdek was the per- formance in ths Pierrots' pavilion on Wednesday night for the benefit of Mr A R Suicliffe. There was an overflowing 1 house." At the Town Hall on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes- day nights Mr Qucntoa Asblyn and his Pur.tan MaideLS treated highly appreciative audiences to most entertaining performance B
-L-- Rhuddlan. The Drink. For drunkenness and disorderly behaviour at Rhuddlan on Saturday, Ellen Challinor, a travelling hawker, had to appjar in custody ac St Asaph on Monday before Dr Easterby and Mr Peter Hobert. P. C. Oldfield stated that he found defendant drunk near the Old Post Office, and as she became very abusive and disorderly he was obliged to convey her to St Asaph Police Station.—Notwithstanding corroborative evidence by P.C. Ehvard Roberts, the woman denied the offence. In default of a fine of 5s and lis 2d costs she had to go to prison for 11 days with hard labour. Parish Church. Special services were held in the Parish Church on Suaday, onjbehalf of the Sunday School. The Vicar (Rev T W Vaughan) conducted the sorvice in the morninz, aud the evening service was ttken by the Rev J L Williams, Curate of Dyserth. Ths choir (under the leadership of Mr Ed Evans, choirmaster) rendered the anthem, I am Alpha and Omega" (Sir J Stainer) in tha evening, Mr Thoi Davies bsiag at the org in. List of Visitors. Llys Dprfe', High Street, Mrs Evang-Mr A H Fawcett, Warring on Mr Rathbons do, Mr II Cart,tr,to Mr J Wilkinson do, Mr R LI Jones do, Mr J B Wukiu- son do. New Inn, Miss Ellis-Mr and Mrs H Thomtsjn, Oldham; Miss Annie Thompson do, Master C Thompson do Misi Jameson, Levenshulme. Penybont, Miss Jones—Mr and Mrs Pierce, Allerton Miss Pierce do. Parliament Street, Mrs B unett -Ir Tom Barnttt & family, Liverpool; Miss M Barnett do. Church View, Miss Roberts—Miss W Roberts, Hanley Penybont, Miss Jones-Mr and Mrs Pierce, Allerton Miss Pierce do 2 Brynyscawen. Mrs Davies—Mr & Mrs Owen, f & m, Rhyl Miss Atkinson, Liverpool; Misses Lea (3) do, Miss Lea do, Miss White do, Miss Sayer do
St. Asaph. Cathedral Choir List. Saturday, Sept 3-3-15 Service, Gtrrett in D anthem, Ascribe unto the Lord (Travers). Sunday, Sept 5-11: Hopkins in F anthem, "He, watchiag over Israel (Mendelssohn). 3-30: Service, Stainer in B flat; anthem, "Ifear my prayer" (Mendelssohn). Thursday, Sept 8 -11 30: Service, Harwood in Aflat; anthem, "How dear are Thy Counsels" (Crotch). Saturday, Sept 10-3-15 Service, Wilson in E anthem, Have mercy (Pergolesi). Sunday, Sept 11-11 Service, Sullivan in D anthem, "I waited for the Lord" (Mendelssohn). 3-30: Service, Stanford in A anthem, Liffc up thine eyes" (Goss). Diocesan Item. The King has approved the appointment of the Rev Walter Jenkins, of Ruthin, to the Rectory of Bylchau, Denbigh, void by the death of the Rev W E Jones. Maw Policeman. Mr John Evans, a native of Bagillt, and w o has seen military service, has been promoted to St. Asaph, P.C. Parry having left for Greenfield, Holywell, on Tuesday last. Special Preacher. The Rev. J Nawton Davies, B.A., B.D., occu. pied the pulpit at the Wesleyan ChaDel on Sunday last. The Rev Richard Lloyd Jones, the new minister, preached his first sermon on Wed- nesday evening. The Cathedral Pigeons. A pretty sight that may be witnessed daily in the Cathedral grounds is that of the feeding of a large number of fantail pigeons, known as the Cathedral pigeons, at stated hours by one of the men employed at the Cathedral. The birds recognise the man immediately he approaches the feeding spot, and strut around him quite unmindful of the presence of Btrangers. An enterprising townsman has turned the subject into account by making a picture postcard of it.*