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A Radical Warning to Radicals.
A Radical Warning to Radicals. The dissidence of dissentient Radicalism is manifesting itself ere ever the party climbs into power. There are two Radical eluca- tional policies. There is the policy of" Dr." Clifford and Mr Lloyd-George, directed to imposing upon Church people and Roman Catholics the sectarian religions, teaching which is euphoniously described by the school boards as undenominational," but which ie actually the teaching of the Nonconformists There is the other policy, whose most elo: j quent exponent is Lord Rosebery, which, I while bringing all public elementary schools under public control, would welcome religious teaching by priests and ministers of all deno- minations to the children of their own faith within school houses and school hours. He would give" the freest, warmest, and most sympathetic admission to rccognised ministers of religion to teach the children of their own congregations and their own creed." This, of course, is the right of entry" for which many Churchmen have been long contending, and if Lord Rosebery could convert the Liberal leaders to this view there might be some hope of a settlement. But the Clifford- ites must be shaken off first of all. The Radical party is past redemption, or it might profit by the warning which Lord Rosebery has uttered that it ill-becomes a party prating of economy to plunge into the enormous ex- penditure to be incurred by purchasing or re-placing ;voluntary schools, which would have to be done if the Lloyd-Georgian policy were adopted. Consider what this would involve. There are over fourteen thousand voluntary school, nearly twelve thousand of which are Church schools, and just over six thousand board schools. The voluntary schools provide nearly four million places, of which about three-quarters are in Church schools, and the board schools provide three million places. If the Llovd-Georgian policy triumphed something like fourteen thousand schools would have to be purchased or pro- vided. The school board debt even now is nearly forty millions. It would soon be over a hundred millions, if the voluntary prin- ciple were cast into the abyss of sectarian extravagance.
Agricultural Crops. ---
Agricultural Crops. In EO far as it has gone there is little reason to complain of the progress of autumn and autumn work. Except in some very solitary instances, the "Chester Courant" informs its readers,and these curiously enough even so far down as Cornwall, we read of cases of outstanding wheat even yet; and in S, the North harvest is not yet quite completed. Hut practically it is at an end all over the country and farmers are busily engaged breaking up the stubbles and cleaning the land of Weeds, for which work the fine weather has presented an admirable oppor- tunity. Agriculturists and market gardeners are making haste to raise their potatoes thus early, lest worse befall them of the disease which in many instances has a strong hold on the crops. The season, however, stands out well by comparison with that of last year, and in all probability—though a month hence would be plenty of time to commence drilling-many farmers, with the lesson of lait year before them, will be tempted to sow early. It is stated that there are indications of an increased area being devoted to wheat, which may be taken as a good omen in more senses than one. At present the land is working admirably where the ploughs have been started, and, given a continuance of the dry open weather, we may expect to see cul- tivation nicely forward before Christmas or the winter eets in. The latter part of the month now closing has been prodnctive of chilly nights and even ice, but no fear is as yet entertained for the roots, which should grow for another month.
Princess Louise and the Archdruid.
Princess Louise and the Archdruid. As a remembrance of the pleasure afforded her at the Goraedd preceding the opening of the National Eisteddfod last month, the Archdruid, Hwfa Mon, has received from Princess Louise Augusta of Schleswig- Holstein, a beautiful signed mezzo tint photograph of herself, together with a num- ber of snapshots of the Gorsedd taken by her. Accompanying the gift was a charming note from Mair Kinmel" (the Hon. Mary Hughes) expressing the pleasure it gave "Dwynwen" (the Princess) to asK the Archdruid's acceptance of the presents. The following is a copy of the lines sent to her Highness in acknowledging of the gift:— ENGLYN I DWYNWES," y Dywysoges Louise Augusta o Sohleawip Holxtein, ar ei derbyniad i Orsedd Eisteddfod y Rhyl, 1904. I'w hurddau yng Ngorsedd Awen,-hygar Doi'r D'wysoges lawen A'i lawn faint Haul y nef wen Dywynodd ar URDD Dwynweu. HWFA Mùs.
Dyserth. The Carnarvonshire Tragedy. A melancholy local interest attaches to the sup- posed murder at Park Farm, Ltanrug, Carnarvon, inasmuch as the victim. Mrs Jane Williams, was the mother of Mr John Williams, Rosslyn. her only son, who formerly carried on business as contractor in Liverpool, but retired some years ago, the business being now carried on by his son. The deceased was found in her house by a grandson at dinner time on Monday of last week. She was then in a stooping position, with her hands on her knees. Finding that she was writhing with agony, the grandson questioned her as to what had happened. She replied that she had fallen in the barn, a building which adjoins the house, and that she had some recollection of having been beaten on her head with a cudgel. An exam- ination of the head revealed terrible wounds, as the result of which her hair was one mass of blood. The grandson thereupon hurriedly called a neigh- bour, and with her assistance the unfortunate woman was conveyed to her bad, after which she became more or less unconscious. Dr Lloyd Wil- liams, Llanberis, was also summoned. At midnight she rallied a little, and further questions were put to her, but all that could be gathered from her was a repetition of her former statement, adding that she did not tee anybody beating her. A hayfork found in the barn had bloodstains and hair upon it, and it is albo stated that there was a small portion of flesh attached to it. The inquest was opened last Friday, when the coroner remarked that there was so much mystery attending the affair that the police must have time to make full inquiries, therefore the inquest would be adjourned for a fortnight.
LIST OF VISITORS.
LIST OF VISITORS. 30 Water Street (Mrs Myerscough)—Mrs and Master Wright, Darl&ston Mr & Mrs Oliver, Bournemouth Mr & Mrs Ackerley & f, Urmston. 4 Edward Henry St (Miss Williams)—Mr & Mrs Holt, Lymm Mrs Billston, Whitchurch; Miases Birch, do Mr & Mis Lunt, Manchester Mrs Birchall & t, Middlewich Mies Birchall, do. Ventnor House, 7 Edward Henry St (Miss Rice) — Mr & Mrs Booth, Kelsall. Bodifor, 20 Abbey St (Mrs D Davies)—Miss Ohidlaw, Manchester; Mr Myers, Rock Ferry; Mr & Mr8 Wyse & f, Glyndyfrdwy; MrsBowshell, do. Grove House, Clwyd Street, Miss Jetsum- Misses Wilson Jones, Colwyn Bay.
Holywell. To Teach Them Welsh. A now Roman Catholic College, instituted by the Bishop of Menevia, was opened at Holywell on Wednesday. The premises intended for the college —which is to be known as St Mary's College-have been given to the Bishop by Miss Sankey, and were formerly known as Vron House, a large house in the High Street. The special object of the new college is to instruct candidates for the priesthood in the Welsh language. The rector of the college is the Rev Paul Hook.
Rhyl Harvest Home
Rhyl Harvest Home Once again we have reached the season of thanksgiving for the ingathering of Lhe ft nits of the earth, and taking a backward glance no one can but acknowledge that there is a great deal to be thankful for. Last year was one of the wettest on record, and disastrous to holiday resorts and agriculture alike. But this year the weather has on the whole been very pleasant, and tillers of the soil as well as holiday makers will, we venture to think, look back upon it as one of the most satis. factory of recent years. The Rhyl harvest festi- val took place yesterday (Thursday, when the day was observed as a general holiday. Church services were held as follows:—Evensong, and sermon by the Rev T E Timothy, of Rhos-on- Sea, at St Ann's Church on Wednesday night At St. Thomas' on Thursday, Holy Commu- mion at 8 a m. at 11 matins and sermon by the Rev T Taylor Evans,vicar of Holy Trinity, Bolton. The afternoon service at St Shomas' included a rendering of the harvest cantata The Rainbow of Peace." The tenor solos (were sung by Mr Watmough, and the bass solos by Mr Geo Bell. Between the two parts, Mr C Sydney Vinning played a solo on the organ. The cantata went very well. The voluntaries played during the day were taken from Haydn's oratorio The Creation." A service in the evening was held at St John's, the Rer T Taylor Evans again occupying the pulpit; while at a Welsh service at the same time in the Parish Church (Holy Trinity), where Holy Communion was also colebrated at 8 a.m. the preacher was the Rev Canon Roberts, of Golwyn Bay. A united service for the English Non- conformists was held in Sussex Street Baptist Chapel yesterday morning, and a similar service was held in the Wesleyan Chapel at night while the Welsh Nonconformists began the festival on Wednesday night with a service at Soar Wesleyan Chapel, Vale Road, which was followed yesterday by suc- cessive services at Water Street Bap- tist Chapel, Carmel (Queen Street), Clwyd Street C.M. Chapel, and Brunswick (Brighton Road). The church offertories were divided between the Denbigh Infirmary and the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and the collections at the chapels were devoted to the funds of the British School. Following a time-honoured custom, each of the four churches was tastefully decorated with har- vest produce, &c., liberally contributed by several parishioners and other friends. The decorators were as follows The Parish Church.—Mrs Lewis Jones (chau- cel), Miss Roberts, Fairholme (the pulpit), Miss Lizzie Evans, Bryn Morfydd (font), windows Miss Corbett Jone?, Miss Edwards, The Baths Mies Lizzie Evans, Miss Davies, Bath Street; Miss Evans, Princes Street, and Mr Humphreys (for Mrs Payne, who was out of town). St Thomas' Church.-Vases and Sacrarium, Mrs Storey end of choir stalls, Misses Muspratt choir stalls, Miss Lloyd, Miss Evans, Miss Isabel Evans; pulpit, Miss Trousdell; font, Misses Perks; windows and gas standards Mis Lloyd and Misses Lloyd (Vicarage), Mrs Joshua Davies and Master Davies, Mrs Hutton, Miss Croudace, Miss Florrie Davies, Miss Wild, Miss Winnie Jones, Miss Goddard, Miss Jones-Hughes, Miss Rice-Williams, Miss Gamlio, Miss Bagnall. St. John's.—Mrs and Miss Whitley (altar), Mrs and Miss Brattan (chancel), Mrs Grosvenor and Miss Geary (pulpit and font), Mr Samuel Jones (coping stone), Miss Lewis, Misses Bowie, Mrs and the Misses Arkell (2), windows. St. Ann's—Decorators: — Miss Lloyd, Mrs Philips, Miss Lizzie Evans, Mrs & Miss Heathcote, Miss Burd, Mis3 Chadwick, Mrs Randies, Mrs Peter Williams, Miss Lawrence, Mrs Roberts (Williams Street), Miss M Thomas, and The Misses Bagnall.
Prestatyn. Wedding. A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Ebenezer Welsh Wetleyan Church, Birkenhead, on Wednesday, Sept. 21st, the contrasting parties being Mr Richard Jones, draper, Prestatyn, and Miss Elizabeth (Lizzie) Davies Williams, Brongraig, Corwen. A large congregation had assembled to witness the ceremony, which (in the presence of the Registrar) was performed by the Rev Griffith Owen, Wrexham (uncle of the bride), assisted by the Rev J Isfryn Hughes, the former part in Welsh and the latter in English. The wedding march was beautifully played on the organ by Miss Appleton, Corwen. The bride was given away by Mr A W Crumpton (brother-in-law), and the bridesmaid was Miss A J Jones, Corwen, together with the brides nieces, Misses Lily Crumpton and Annie Jones; whilst Mr J E L Jones (bridegroom's brother) acted as best man. After the ceremony the party lft for Raffias Road, where breakfast was provided by Mrs Crumpton (bride's sister). The following were among the guests :-The officiating ministers, Mr and Mrs Hugh Jones (bridegroom's parents),Mr Thomas Jones (brother), Captain W T Williams (bride's brother), Miss Roberts, Brongraig, Corwen Miss Myfanwy Robertp, Liverpool Miss C Williams, Ormskirk Mis3 Appleton, Corwen Miss Emily Jones. Sea- combe Miss Myfanwy Owen, Wrexham; Mrs T Roberts, Liverpool Mr and Mrs Newton, Birken- head Miss Mary Roberts, Corwen Miss Vaughan, Birkenhead. The future of the newly married couple was, on behalf of the company, suitably referred to by Mr A W Crumpton, and was responded to by the bridegroom, who in the course of his remarks referred to the bridesmaids, on whose behalf Mr J E L Jones responded. The Guests" was also given and responded to by Mr Newton, Rev Griffith Owen, and the Rev J Isfryn Hughes. The Bridegroom's Parents was given by Captain Williams. Several congratulatory messages were received during breakfast, after which the couple left on .their honeymoon with the good wishes of all. The presents were numerous and costly. A Handsome Win. Fully recovered from their 4-1 defeat at Mold the previous week, the local Flintshire League team were at home to the Rhyl Reserves last Saturday. An exceedingly one-pided game re- sulted in a 70 win for Prestatyn, who were repre- sented as follows:—Goal, Glass; backs, T Wynne Ellis and Whiielock; halves, T C Williams, Mos- tyn, and J Wynne Ellis; forwards G Glass, D W Jones, "Tellis" Hughes, H Davies, and Robert Hughes, the last named player scoring four of the goals. The Post Office. The postal authorities are now in possession of the office which forms part of the fine new business premises belonging to Air Burrows, printer; and by the end of n3xt week it is hoped business will have been started there and the present office closed. Visit of the Merrie Men. On Wednesday night the Rhyl Merrie Men gave a performance in the Town Hall in aid of the funds of the Druids' Friendly Society, Dyserth. Councillor John Cunnah was announced to pre- side. Harvest Festival. Thursday, October 13th, is the date of the ob- servance of the harvest festival at the Parish Church.
Cycle Carnival. The second annual cycle carnival a.nd lantern parade promoted by the Queen's Palace manage ment took place last night. The entries were not numerous, but the prizes offered were nevertheless keenly competed for, some of the turnouts being very effectively got up. A large crowd witnessed the parade, which was confined to the central streets of the town, and there was also a large gathering in the Palace afterwards, when the awards of the judges were announced as follows The most artistic costume in the parade, Mrs Wil- liams, Holywell the most comic costume, Mr Hughes, Denbigh the most artistic lady's costume in the ballroom, I Mrs Williams, 2 Miss Preece, 3 Miss Amy Jones; ditto gent's, I Mr Jones, Holy- well, 2 Mr Kendrick, 3 Mr Williams; the most comic costume, I Mr Hughes, 2 Mr Campini; the best dressed lady's bicycle, 1 Mrs Williams, 2 Miss Preece ditto gent's, 1 Mr Boyle, 2 Mr E 0 Jones. Football. To-morrow (Saturday) the Rhyl Combination team will be at home to Chester, when we trust they will acquit themselves more creditably than I they did last Saturday. I
The Eisteddfod. I 18 IT DETERIORATINC? A REPLY BY MR L. J. ROBERTS, M A., H.M.I.S. The editor of the "South Wales Daily News" has been appealing to various prominent Eistedd- fodwyr for their opinions on the criticism recently made that the Eisteddfod is deteriorating. He has published the opinions of Sir Marchant Williams, the if on Mrs Bulkelcy Owen, Watcyn Wyn, Mr David Jenkins, Mus Bac (the composer of Job"), and Mr L J Roberts. Mr Roberts wrote as follows Like all great movements and like all great in- stitutions, the National Eisteddfod is far from being simple in its character, and gives rise to many different judgments in accordance with the point of view from which it is regarded. The diversity of opinions expressed on the recent Rhyl Eisteddfod in its many aspects is truly astonishing. But nothing said about the Eisteddfod is so start- ling as the suggestion that it is "deteriorating." In view of the unquestionable success of this year's E steddfod, judged from the quality of the com- petitions in music, literature, and art, such a sug- gestion is peculiarly inopportune, and can only be described as fatuous, jejune, and grotesque. I have attended fourteen of these national gatherings dur- ing the last twenty vears. and I cannot rpnall an Eisteddfod which stands out so clearly as an urr- qualificd ucces as the one held this year. This seemed the common opinion of all experienced eisteddfodwyr. Never was better choral siogiDg heard than in this year's Eisteddfod in both the chief choral competition and in the male voice choral com- petition. The singing of the two best choirs in each of these two competitions was superb. Wales 1 ad to face in each of these contests the finest rep- resentatives that Eagland could send, and if while defeating the English male voice choir the glory of winning the chief choral competition was denied to Wales by the narrow margin of one mark, are we to bow ourj heads" low and plaintively lament the decline of Welsh choral singing? Wales never had better choirs to represent it than this year, and there is not only nothing discredit- able ia the result, but the performance of the Welsh choirs was in every way worthy of the nation. England sent to the chief contest threo of its finest choirs. Of those the West Lancashire choir wis by no means a poor representative, though it was outshone by the brilliancy of ths other com- petitors on this occasion. The other two E.ngliih choirs hailed from that part of England which which now holds the palm for choral singing and of the two the North Staffordshire Choir has retained the pre-eminence among English choirs now for nome years. It is regarded by Sir Edward Elgar as the finest body of voices in th J kingdom. Let it not bo forgotten that against this formidable opponent the Mid-Rhondda Choir madj a most creditable struggle. Dr. Cummingg, wh > ig prin- cipal of the Guildhall School of Music, London, with a record of 50 years' experience behind him, speaking of the sieging of the two b-st choir?, said he had learnt that day to what heights choral singiug could attain. He added, with evident emotion, that net only had he never heard better singing, but that he had never heard anything so good. The only cause for shame which Wales has is that in a fit of pusillanimity its choirs, with the one exception of the Mid-Rhondda Chcir, kept away from the battle. Ia the male voice competiiion, the conditions were more equal, there being threa choirs from England, three from Wales, and one from the Isle of Man. While two of the English Choirs (Wigan and Birmingham) were conspicuously behind the other competitors, all the three Welsh choirs acquitted themselves well. The singing of the Rhosllanerchrugog and Festiniog Choirs was quite equal to that of the victors in many a similar contest, but the standard attained by Manchester and Cardiff is higher than what we were accustomed to many years ago. They have both attained to whit is wull nigh perfection indeed, the adjudicators gave Cardiff full marks in one of the two pieces sung. The Cardiff singers have brought the laurel back to Wales after a struggle of terrific keenness, and against the most dangerous opponent that could be found. After this to talk of deterioration in Welsh singing is absurd. It is premature to speak yet of the literary out- put of the Eisteddfod. There is not a grain of evid mce to show that this year's literary output will be inferior to that of the average in eistedd- fodic competitions. It is no doubt easy to ridicule the prizes offered to bards "who spin their meagre lines for hire," but whatever charge is made against the Eisteddfod on that ground has been applicable to it always. Of the prose writings I can speak wLh knowledge, and may say with confidence that some of the compositions this year will be valuable additions to Welsh literature. Of these the successful dramas and the work on The History of the Four Cantrevs" will bo of spccial value. Some misunderstanding has arisen owing to the withholding of the prize in the chief literary competition. For the £50 prize for the Bio- graphy of Eminent Welshmen, 1700-1900," there were no less than 16 competitors. The work sent in was so stupendous (some competitors sending in four or five huge volumes) that the adjudicators were absolutely stiggered by the magnitude of their task. After patient examiuition they found that the competitors who showed most research had failed to complete their labours, and it seemed de- sirable that further time should be given them to do justice to a work involving minute research. The National Eisteddfod Association very gener- ously offered to adopt this subject for the 19013 Eisteddfod, and to offer a similiar prize. The prize was thus withheld not for any lack of merit; and on this flimsy ground ha3 the charge been made that the literary output of the Eisteddfod is inferior to that of former years. Time will not allow me to touch on some of the other points raised but it may be said of the art section of the 1904 Eisteddfod that it wa3 by com- mon assent regarded as an advance on anything of the kind in former years and as to the charge that the Eisteddfod is losing its Welsh character it should suffice to say that such competent eistedd- fodwyr as Mr Owen Edwards, Sir Marchant Wil- liams, Mr Beriah Evans, and Mr Vincent Evans described it as the most Welsh in character and sentiment of any held during the last decade. On this point it may be added that the deliberations of the Literary Committee of the Rhyl Eisteddfod wert carried on entirely in Welsh. The criticisms to which attention has been called so widely seems inexplicable to some of us who have learn'd to deride the critic's starch decree."
C A * w I. Asapn.
C A w I. Asapn. Clericai Changes. The Rev W D Williams, who has been pre- ferred to the living of Trefoant, ceases his official connection with St Asaph from to-day (Friday) His successeras senior vicar of St Asaph is, as we have before intimated, the Rev Herbert Evans. Vestry Meeting. A vestry meeting was held yesterday morning for the purpose of adopting a resolution applying for a faculty to carry out the new heating scheme at the Parish Church. ithe proceedings were purely formal. Consecration of the Now Burial Cround. The consecration of the land given by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for the extension of the cemetery was performed yesterday afternoon by the Bishop of the diocese. The new ground is about three-fourths of an acre in extent, and the cost of laying it out is being defrayed by public subscriptions. Additional Curates' Society. Special appeals were made at the Cathedral on Sunday last on behalf of this sooiety, thejpulpit being occupied morning and evening by the Rsv F H Powell, organising secretary. A Rare Occurrence. Under this heading a correspondent informs us that a half-sovereign was discovered in tho offer- tory at the largest place of worship in the city on Sunday last. He asserts that a gold coin has never formed part of any collection there before during the past 25 years at any rate, and psks Was so liberal a contribution intentional or accidental ? Popular Entertainments. Wo under.tand that the series of entertainments which formed such a popular feature of the social lifr. of the city last winter will be repeated during the coming winter. They were well managed last year, and by all accounts an equally successful run is assured this time. Several of the promoters last year are again identifying themselves with the cause, and assistance has already been pro- mised by artistes who are already favourites in the district, and by new comers whoac talents are sure to win them equal popularity. Harvest Thanksgiving Day. Services to celebrate the iugatherinf of the harvest were held in church and chapel yesterday. Churchpeople resorted to the Parish Church, which had been beautifully decorated with corn, flowers, fruit, &c., by a numerous band of workers, which had been beautifully decorated with corn, flowers, fruit, &c., by a numerous band of workers, including Mrs and the Misses Edwards, of the Palace, Mr3 and Miss Hamer Lewis, Mrs Worth- ington Powell and Miss Evans, Mrs Cleaver, Mrs Stock, Misses Owen-Jones, Miss Watts, MilB Grimsley, Misses Jones (Chester Street), Miss J Nellie Owen, the Rev W D Williams, and others. The contributions of material for decoration were j of an exceedingly liberal character, and came fro ii outsiders as well as parishioners. There was a Welsh celebration of Holy Communion at 8-15 a.m, followed by an English celebration at 10-30. At the afternoon service (English) the pulpit wis occupied by the Rev ROW illiani3, lite Vicar of Holywell; and the preacher at the Welsh service in the evening was the Rev T H Hughe3, of Festioiog. The chief musical item of the day was the rendering of Prothero'a anthem "Yr Arglwydd yw fy Mugsil (" The Lord is my Shepherd") at the evening service. The offertories were divided between the Diocesan Societies and the Church expenses account. —United Nonconformist services were held on Wednesday night at tho Independent Chapel, and yesterday at the Baptist, Wesleyan and C.M. Chapels successively, in which the various locisl ministers took part. n Tho special preacher was the Rev R Lloyd Jones, who has recently been appointed to the charge of the Denbigh Welsh Wesleyan circuit. A Light Calendar. The monthly police court was held on Monday, when the following magistrates were present Major Birch (in the chair), Dr Davies, and Messrs Peter Roberts and R C Enyon. The business transacted was very light, consisting of the signing of the jury lists for the parishes of Bodelwyddan, Cwm, Rhuddlan, St Asaph, Tremeirchion, and Waen, and the granting of an application by Mr F H. Darwin, ot the Plough Hotel, for authority to sell intoxicants at the Smithfield on the 13th and 27th inst from 11 till 5 each day. Two assault cases had been entered, but were withdrawn.
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Rhyl as Holiday Resort. "MORE BRACING THAN ITS RIVALS." BLACKPOOL NOT TO BE COMPARED WITH IT. The Manchester City News of last Saturday contained an article on the North Wales Coast, by A Looker On," in which Rhyl secured marked attention. We have pleasure in quoting as fol- Jaws :-The holiday season is dying hard in North W albs, its end being retarded by the gloriously sunny days of the present week, which recall the heat of mid-July. Only an occasional hazy morning, and somctime3 a nip of cold in the evening when sitting on the promenade listening to a minstrel enter- ml tainment-I am writing particularly of Colwyo- warn us that chill October is near. Bit the mild- ness and geniality of the month have arrested the steps of the tourist and the families homeward bound, and as a consequence there is still a good sprinkling of visitors about the sands aad the beauty spots. Rhyl on Saturday, as on several occasions when I have visited it during the last few weeks, again impressed me as being the most democratic holi- day resort oil the Welsh coast. And this despite the fact that it is the principal breathing place of the Birmingham people. I thiuk its position as being the first important stopping place on the best trains out from Crewe and Chester is a factor in its popularity. The business man likes to keep as near town as possible, even when taking a holiday, and his wife and children desire the minimum of travelling compatible with sands, sea, and a promenade. Rhyl thus satisfies the family generally. And it is only fair to say that the town possesses many of the qualifications neces- sary for a successful holiday resort. It is open, breezy, and far more bracing than many of its rivals farther along the coast it possesses splen- did stretches of firm sands, pleasant sandhills, and a good sea; and it rejoices in a lengthy and spacious promenade and a fine sea-wall. Its natural advantages have been enhanced by its local rulers and by private effort. The marine lake and promenade, modelled somewhat on tha South- port style, but for position kept off the front," is a distinct attraction, and allows of boating and bathing under the safest conditions. As a playground for children it is admirable, and amusements are not neglected. Mr Williams' Merrie Men, whose performances on the open stage near the pier are now approaching a total of three thousand five hundred, constitute tho best and strongest troupe of summer minstrels on the coast. I was specially pleased on Saturday to see an old Manchester pantomime favourite in the person of Robb Gilmour amongst them, and also noted with some interest the rent placarded on a door of the st-age-9120 and rates—a startling testimony to the cost of a seaside pitch. Messrs Adeler and Sutton's pierrots also give performances on the pier, and the Queen's Palace, a new building on the promenade, provides a music-hall entertain- ment and dancing. In all there is somewhat of a resemblance on a minor scale to Blackpool, both in the Promenade and in the town. To neither resort can the adjec- tive "lovely" be applied. "Homely and "con- venient" would be better terms. Rhyl's front is too stiffand straight to make a picture, but it is provided with admirable shelters, and the absence of trees is also compensated for a little by pleasant patches of gtocn3ward. Trees, however, and even shady avenues are fairly abundant in the town, and of course the hinterland—known in the past as the Vale of Clwyd-is a paradise for lovers of beau- tiful scenery and pedestrians. If one includes the Rhyl district there is no possible comparison with Blackpool; It is only in parts of Rhyl proper that one traces a little resemblance. Blackpool now has not even the sandhills which are such a delightful feature of interior Rhyl although these same hills have been dccimated on one side in the making of a new promenade, parallel to the old one but nearer the sea. But the sands;have not given up the fight without a struggle, and the promenade remains unfinished and in parts buried. A casual visitor might miss it completely, nnles he were tempted to examine the two circles of huge stones which remain as the memorial of the bardic ceremony at the recent Eisteddfod. Rhyl somehow is in a transition stage. H is trying to become a fashionable resort, but it has not yet succeeded. There are a few good hotels and hydros, and the palatial boarding house is beginning to appear, but the majority of the com- pany places are small. Except a fine hospital and convalescent home the public buildings are unim- portant. The indoor attractions are few, and the provision of music has been greatly neglected. There is, it is true, a town's band under a German conductor, but the pier is without the services of a regular orchestra. If a better type of visitor is to be attracted this music question must receive instant consideration. Rhyl's weakest point, however, is its harbour and approaches-the Foryd side of the town generally. The marine lake was a step in the right direction. The harbour is in a disgraceful state from variftiia non crta -104"" 'lAu;çc. It chief ornamenta are rotting hulks, a plentiful provision of mud, a broken-down landing stage, and decaying buildings. Some wag has plastered the walls with the inscription Dry Rot Docks," and the inscription is quite right. At low tide the aspect of the place is deplorable and depressing. It is said that the railway has killed the harbour. At one time it was a place of considerable trade, being the only outlet from the Vale of Clwyd. Ihe Foryd is still a river of some importance, and is navigable for many miles from its mouth. But the cargoes that used to be carried on it now go by rail. Still were the harbour properly dredged, deepened, and widened, and new docks provided, there is no doubt that its trade would revive. Water carriage is cheaper than the railway. Of course this is a matter for the local authorities, as involving the spending of a large sum of money, but as there appears to be no movement on their part—not even in freeing the bridge over the Foryd from toll-private per- sons have brought forward an (important scheme. This, in addition to the harbour and docks, deals with the purchase of an estate in the district, and promises well. It would be an excellent thing for Rhyl were it carried out.
Llanasa. Inquest. The county coroner, Mr F LI Jones, held an inquest at l'icton Farm, Llanasa, on Tuesday, touching the death of James Arthur Price (26), which occurred on Saturday last. The Rev R J Stevenson was chosen foreman of the jury. Evidence wa.s given to the effect that about four o'clock on Saturday morning deceased, who lived at the farm, was heard making a heavy snoring sound. This disturbed the other inmates, and his sister, Dorothy Ann Price, on proceeding to ascertain the cause found him unconscious. Death ensued in about three minutes. Dr Owen attri- buted death to the breaking of a blood vessel in the lung, and a verdict of "accidental death" was returned.
Mold. Increase of Abstainers. The annual confelence of the Flintshire Cal- vinistic Methodist Temperance Associatiou was held at Mynydd Isa, near Mold, on Thursday, when eighty-six Churches were represented. The secretary (the Rev E Bithel) reported that in connection with that denomination there were 8,785 total abstainers, an increase of 331 on the previous year.
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iL RHYL DISTRICT. | rk;\p 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. o 10 p.m. daily. Special Attractions Every Jhy D..rin^ Season at HU!JBAiUrf3 (Commerce l[ou;e), The Cash Diapers. HATWOOD'S, 35 Queen Street. Rhyl. —For Fishing Tackle, price and quality cannot be beaten. Flies from 1/-dozen. The oldest Fishing Tacklc dealers in Wales established over 40 years. Fifty gross of choice Flies to cho ;se from at Hatwood's Grand Display of Novelties at Commerce Ht use Every Day this Week, HUBBARL) S (the Cash Drapers). Mus MILLS, Tho Cedars, desires to tender her sincere thanks to the numerous friends who have so kindly expressed their sympathy in her recent bereavement. Tho Journal." To-morrow (Saturday) both the office and works will be closed all day for the workmen's annual holiday. Brunswick Chapel. The contract for painting and decorating the above place of worship has been let to Mr Charles Egerton, Elwy Street. Presentation to Mr Horaoe Haselden. Mr Horace Haselden has been the recipient cf a most acceptlblo and valuable wedding gift—con- sisting of a silver tea service-from the members of the National Eisteddfod Orchestra, of which he was the leader Ordained. Among those ordained deacons by the Bishop of Chester on Sunday wo find the name of Divid Richard Davies, B.A., St John's College, Cam- bridge, and Sc Alichael's College, Aberdare, licensed to the curacy of Latchford. Mr Davies is a brother of the Rev W J Davies, Rhyl. Salem, Warren Road. The annual preaching meetings in connection with this place of worship were held on Sunday and Monday, when large congregations gathered to bear impressive sermons by the Reys W S Jones, Machynlleth, and J G Moelwyn Hughes, Cardigan. The Rev John Roberts, pastor, also took part in Lhe services. Pauperism. Paupers are on the increase. At the end of August there were 738,407 persons receiving relief in England and Wales, or 30,000 more than at the corresponding period last year. In the Welsh Unions the indoor paupers numbered 7,643, against 7,027 last year, and those receiving out- door relief were 55,513, against 53,938. The Drapora Experienoe. The "Draper newspaper in its review of the past six months' trade publishes the following Rhyl: The season has been a fair average one, so far as the number of visitors are concerned, but they have been terribly poor." The report from Llandudno says that the amounts spent are small and all tradesmen here are agreed that the public do not appear to have the same spending capabilities as in previous years. Warning to Water Wasters. The dryness of the past season has been a very severe test for the water supply of the district supplied by the Rhyl Urban District Council. The Plas Uchaf, or as it is generally known, Llannefydd Reservoir, is getting extremely low, and there is now only about 21 days' supply of water in stock. The water pressures are being considerably reduced, and unless rain should fall &t a very early date, the district will have to be put on a limited supply of water each day. Notice Boards. Some effort should be made to do away with the old custom of posting public notices about rates, income tax, licensing meetings, &c, on church and chapel doors, or on notice boards adjacent. They are altogether out of place these days. Provision should be made to compel county authorities to erect one or more public posting place in every parish or ward. Some notice boards in this town present a very untidy appearance and detract from the beauty of their surroundings. We notice that in connection with Clwyd Street chapel two now and "commodious" boards have been fixed to do duty instead of the loose ones which for years disfigured the entrance vestibule. The Encroaohlng Sea. Under this head last week we alluded to the conoern felt by the Railway Company for the safety of their main line between Holywell and Mostyn as a result of the influence of the tides on the DtJe Embankment. On Friday morning last at high water the Dee made a final breach through the "Cop," which stretches from Holy- well to Bagillt and at, half-past ten the water began to wash over the breach on to the field beyond, which lies between the "Cop" and the embankment of the Chester and Holyhead line. The London and Northwestern Railway Co are meeting the danger by buttressing their embank- ment with huge masses of stone set in clay. Stallion Show Successes. From the Mankato Daily Free Press," an American paper, we cull the following Messrs Burgess and Lukyn, with their display of stallions at the World's Fair at St Louis, won 3J ribbons, six championships, three grand championships, and >3,600 in money. The firm has reason to be proud of its achievement, and Mankato people are glad of the successes obtained by these courteous gentle- men." The firm's exhibits numbered 36, and included Shires, French drafts, and English coach horses. With 15 stallions at the Minnesota Show the same firm won three championships. Alto- gether these successes constitutb a world's record. Mr Lukyn resided in Rhyl until a year or two ago, and his numerious friends in the town will, we feel sure, congratulate him on his firm's successes. Sunday School Teaohers' Conforenoo The quarterly conference of the Flintshire English Congregational Sunday School Union was held at Mostyn on Sunday last, when there was a repre- sentative attendance of delegates from Rhyl, Holy- well, Flint and other places. Thii Rev Ezra John- son, of Rivertown, presided at the outset, and his place was subsequently taken by Mr T Waterhouse, of Holywell, president of the union. Mr Miller' of Rivertown, gave an address on Sunday School work, and a paper prepared by Mr Grefforv. of Ffynnongroew, who was unable to attend the meeting, was read by Mr Jones, a co-worker in the Ffynnongroew school, giving an interesting account of a visit to Old Bailey, the headquarters of the Sunday School Union of England and Wales, and describing the library and museum there, which are accessible to anyone connected with the union when visiting London. Other delegates also contributed a share to an enjoyable conference. An Eisteddfod incident. The "Liverpool Courier" says: It is not difficult to gueas the identity of the correspondent in the Cymro who justifies the conduct of the Rhyl adjudicators on the essay on "Eminent men of Wales." This was the most important literary event of this year's National Eisteddfod, but the adjudicators were told by some of the authorities on the platform that only two minutes would be allowed in which to make the award One of the adjudicators was so disgusted that he im- mediately left the Pavilion. The other," says the Cymro," "atood to his guns, and it is a pity he did not shoot three or four of the short-lived lords of the platform and it would have been a kindness to the nation if he had shot one of the conductors." But the story told by Mr Foulkes -we assume he Is the correspooden t -really throws an unpleasant light on the conduct of the affairs of the Eisteddfod. For a people who boast of their devotion to literature to refuse reasonable time to adjudicators to proclaim their award- and some reasons for that award-in connection with the principal prose competition of the year is at once contradictory and discreditable. Shocking Neglect of a Child. The resumed hearing of the charge against Evan Jones and Sarah, his wife, of Alexandra Road, Llandudno, at the instance of the N.S.P.C.C., of having, during the past six months, wilfully neg- lected a six months old illegitimate child, named Agnes Lilly Devonport, whose mother is employed at Rhyl as a domestic servant,took place at Conway Petty Sessions on Monday.-Dc Davies, of Llan. dudno, described the shockingly filthy condition -1 1 1 1 or Lne DaDy, wno oniy weighed 5lbs. It was literally covered with abscesses, one penetrating almost to the spino bone, and child was in an oflensive and dreadfully filthy condition. The defence was that defendants had had a severe period of poverty, that they were unable to provide medical assistance, that they had asked the mother of the child to look alter it, but did not do so regularly, and that the mother should have been in the dock instead of the defendants. The magis- trates bound the defendants over, each in flo, thinking the case would be met by that course. They had heard the evidence of the child's mother, and that was as complete a censure upon herself as they could pass, and they thought that every- one in court would agree that bhe should have been in the dock as well as the defendants. The Merrie Men. Next week this troupe will start on an extensive winter tour, and of it tho "Chester Courant" speaks as follows With the close of the season at Rhyl the tour of the famous minstrels of that popular resort commences. Chester is to be one of the first towns to hear the troupe in their inimitable entertainment. The Merrie M'1n will visit the Music Hall on October 5th, when a pro- gramme of exceptional interest will be performed. Mr E II William3, the proprietor, possesses a pleasing tenor voice and has a reputation as a cultured vocahstand reciter. Among his company are many stir artistes, each recowocd tor his excellence in some special eutertaiument, while the troupe as a whole has qualities which make it one of the best of its kind. Unlike some other combinations, they neithsl perform nor sing any- thing objectionable, Mr Willi:tms' aim being ti provide a wholesome and amusing entertainment without the slightest vulgarity." Dr Barnardo's Homes. The collections in Rhyl on Saturday last realized the largo amount of £21 103 5J. We are asked to convey the thanks of the authorities of the institution to all helpers and givers who brought about this satisfactory result. Seiblantwyr." Hitherto there has not been a satisfactory NVelsh word for "holiday-makers." The Arch- firm/I hast r?os»tr-1nrl th ¡'1.: i. • bupperts maym future term themselves u seibianiwyr," with comfort to themselyes and the mystification of outsiders. Mr Allen's Departure. On the regrettable tidings being made known through the tfouvncil last week that our courteous stationmaster was about to leave Rhyl, a number of townsmen bethought them that he should not depart without receiving some tangible proof ot his unvarying courtesy and obliging disposition whilst serving the public of Rhyl having dealings with his Company. It is a movement we can very cordially recommend, for Mr Allen deserves well at the hands of the community. There will be no systematic collection made towards the fund, but anyone desirous of supporting it can pay his sub- scription to either Councillor Ashfield or Mr Win Walton, the Marlborough, East Parade. Masonic. Three names are mentioned for the Provincial Grand Mastership of North Wales, vacant by the death of Sir William Grenville Williams, Bart., who succeeded the late Lord Harlech in the office about two years ago, namely, Lord Harlech, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart, and M1 Greaves, Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire. Autumn Holidays on the Continent. For the convenience of those spending autumn holidays abroad, a number of inexpensive tours in Holland, Belgium, including the Ardennes, and Brussels and the Old Flemish cities, and in North and South Germany and the Rhine, are available via the Great Eastern Railway Company's Harwich route, via the Hook of Holland or Antwerp. Par- ticulars will be found of these tours in the Company's Tourist Guide to the Continent, pub- lished at t,he price of sixpence. The Day of Atonement. It appears that there are more than one Jewish Synagogue in this town. Last week we published an account of the observance of the above at one of them. Since we have received the following letter from an adherent of the other :—" Mr Goldsmith (who took part in the Queen Street Synagogue) does not hold any official position with tho officially recognised Synagogue, as licensed by the Chief Rabbi (Dr Hermann Adler), and which is situated at Queen's Chambers, Sussex Street, duly registered as a placa of worship, of which the offi- ciating minister is the Rev Mr Shulman, who eon- ducted the New Y car and Day of Atonement ser- vices, assisted by Mr Goldberg, of Liverpool, in the presence of a large congregation of Jews from this and other towns." Bangor College. In the list of awards in connection with the University College of North Wales we find that Reginald William Everatt (19), late of Christ Church School and the County School, Rhyl, has gained a scholarship of JE40. Sir Alfred Lewis Jones scholarslrp of jCSO, together with £10 from the Tate Fund, has been assigned to this award. Royal Alexandra Hospital. On Saturday afternoon Mr J F W Foulkea kindly entertained the convalescent patients with gramaphone selections, which they greatly enjoyed. On Tuesday, Mr E H Williams and his Merrie Men paid their annual visit to the Hospital wards, and the patients thoroughly appreciated their ex- cellent singing. At the close of the concert a number of books of songs and picture post cards were distributed, much to the delight of the children, who will not soon forget the visit of the Merrie Men. The following gifts have been re- ceived and are acknowledged with many thanks Fruit and flowers, from harvest festivals at Holy- well and St Peter's, Chorley apples, Rev J Hughes; flowers, Mrs Crockford, Miss Gladys Lloyd; honey, Mrs Hird. The following dona- tions have kindly been sent in response to the appeal for contributions towards the cost of the tent in which the sale of work was held Katharine Duchess of Westminster, X-5 Mrs Williams-Wynn, 41 Mrs Howell Evans, 10s J Hughes, Esq, 10a. £ 2 more would complete the required sum of X9. Wedding. Congratulations to our young townsman, Mr Allen Jones, the Paragon Drapery Establishment, High Street, upon his marriage. This interesting event was quietly solemnised at the Parish Church on Wednesday, t,he bride being Miss Margaret Jones, daughter of Mrs Jones, 31 Princes Street. The Rev T Jenkins performed the ceremony. The newly married couple were the recipients of many and valuable presents. COif. The autumn tournament of the Rhyl Golf Club is now in progress. So far it has been exceedingly well attended, the weather and the condition of the links having left practically nothing to be de- sired. We propose giving the results of the various competitions next week. Amusements. This is the last week of the season at the Queen's Palace, and as usual an entertaining variety pro- gramme is being given nightly. On Wednesday night the Promenade Band, assisted by several vocal artistes, gave a concert in the Town Hall, which was much enjoyed by all present. This (Friday) evening Mr E H Williams' Merrie Men will bring their sixth season to a close with an entertainment in the Town Hall.
BIRTHS. Sept 24th, at 60 Mount Street, Flint, to Mr and Mrs Edward Jones (nee H M Ellis) a son. WALKER.—On the 29th inst., at Wordsworth Terrace, Cockermouth, Cumberland, the wife of W M Walker, jeweller (late of Palace Avenue, Rhyl), of a daughter. MARRIAGES. JONES—JONES.—September 28th, at Holy Trinity Church, Rhyl, by the Rev Thomao Jenkins, curate, Allen Jones, Paragon, High Street, to Margaret E Jones, 31 Princes Street. PHILLIPS—JONES.—At the City Road Presby- terian Church, Chester, by the Rev. John Owen, B.A., Blaenau Festiniog, David White Phillips, solicitor, Blaenau Festiniog, to Miss P E Cynhafal Jones, dausrhter of the Rev Dr Cynhafal and Mrs Jones, Abergele. TAYLOR—NORTH.—On the 20th inst., at St. Werburgh'a Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, by the Rev. G J Lovett, B.A., Shepherd Hoar, eldest son of the late William Taylor, of Deal, Kent, to Edith Emily, youngest daughter of the late Benjamin North, of Mold. DEATHS. TAYLOR—On Sept 23rd, at 29 Wellington Road, Rhyl, Dorothy (Dolly), the dearly beloved daughter of Charles Arno and Mary E Taylor, aped 2 years and 9 months. MILLS-On September 22nd, William Mills, The Cedars, Rhyl, in his 66tb year. Interred at Wood Green Cemetery, Wednesbury. [No cards]. LYONS—On the 27th inst., Mr Patrick Lyons, Mumforth Street, Flint, aged 55 years. PARRY—On the 23rd inst., at Milwr Yard, Brynford, Holywell, Mr John Parry, aged 60 years. PRICE-On the 23rd inst., very suddenly, Mr James Arthur Price, Picton Llanasa, aged 27 years. IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of my dear husband, John Edwards, late Trevor House, River Street, who departed this life, September 27th, 1899, aged 29 years. Also of Margaret Jones, wife of Samuel Jones, lata Fron Wendon, 57 West Parade, Rhyl, who passed away September llih, 1903. Sadly missed.—K. E. In sad but loving memory of our beloved son' John Edwards, who departed this life at his resi- dence, Trevor House, 30 River Street, Sept 27Lhil 1899. (Gone, but not forgotten). T & S EDWARDS, Ruaboa House