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Mr Balfour's Recent Utterances.
Mr Balfour's Recent Utterances. The Prime Minister's speech at Edinburgh is a timely reminder that, however largely the fiscal question may loom on the political horizon, there are other questions of equal, if not of moat vital importance at issue between the two political parties in the State. It was the threat and menace of Imperial disintegration that first brought the Unionist Party into existence some eighteen years ago, and the persistence of the danger has kept it in existence and in the confidence. of Great Britain ever since. Mr Gladstone i showed a readiness to barter Imperial Unity for Irish support. The Irish vote, according to Mr Redmond, is still in the mnrkc It may be had at a price, and thau -|n<oe is Home Rule for Ireland. The emphatic manner in which Mr Balfour repelled the advances of the Irish leader will, assuredly, thrill the Unionist party thnughout the kingdom with deep and heartfelt satisfaction. The Irish vote may be for sale the Unionist party is not. The integrity of the United Kingdom is the first and most solid plank in the Unionist "platform," and upon this the Prime Minister and his-party take their stand as they did in the days when the Radicals sold their principles for Irish support. Mr Redmond may take the Irish vote to Lord Rosebery or to Sir Henry CampbeIl-Bannerman, where he will prob- ably be ab'e to make terms. f:, Balfour and his party are content to rema in. faith- ful to the principles for which have already fought. Having thus stated the fundamental and abiding principles of Union- ism, the Prime Minister turned to a con- sideration of the fiscal question. Not I without good cause did he complain of the fatal incapacity or unwillingness of Radical opponents to understand the intelligible and logical position he took up at Sheffield ,a twelve months ago, but which once again, el for the benefit of the country at large, lie n stated with unmistakable clearness. For Mr Balfour still stands by the "Sheffield pro- gramme," and, so'far as the question touches the interests of foreign governments, has nothing to add to that programme. As in his pamphlet on Insular Free Trade," and as in his Sheffield speech, the Prime Minister repudiates any sympathy with the doctrines of protectionism. No rigid fiscal theory has ever been made a test of membership of the Conservative and Unionist party. But the unfair handicap which is imposed upon the British tr8de by the oppressive tolls and taxes of Protectionist States is an evil which calls for redress, and the Prime Minister still favours the plan which he developed at Sheffield for coping with the wrong. He is in favour of giving to the Government of this country power to negotiate commercial treaties with foreign countries; and what this means needs no explanation if we beat- in mind his reference to the Anglo-French treaty which Mr Gobden negotiated more than forty years ago. But it is probuble that greater interest will be taken in that portion of the Prime Minister's speech wherein he dealt with the Imperial aspect of the fiscal question. Mr Chamberlain has told us that his chief object is to consolidate the Empire by means of the enduring ties of interest, and has repeatedly pointed out that our great self-governing Colonies have shown their readiness to make sacrifices in order to bring this desirable consummation to piss, Mr p Balfour is entirely at one with Mr Chamber- lain in desiring to secure the co-operation of the colonies, and makes the practical sug- gestion that this will be best secured by n ascertaining what the desires and aspirations cf the Colonies really are. It would appear that Mr Balfour's fiscal policy then is (1) to give the Government of this country power to negotiate commercial treaties with foreign powers (2) to give the Government a man- date to summon a conference of delegates from all parts of the Empire to discuss and formulate a scheme of commercial advantage to all concerned.
Development of Rhuddlan.
Development of Rhuddlan. AN EXTENSION OF THE SEWERAGE SCHEME. A spccial mooting of the Parish Council was held fit the Boys' School on Wednesday evening to consider plans sent to that body by the St Asaph Rural District Council of a, scheme of sewerage for Rhuddlan, which has been necessitated by the erection of houses lately in various parts of the town, the exist- ing scheme not being adequate. Mr W Morris presided, the other members being Mr W Jones (vice-chairman), Rev D G Lewis, Messrs R C Enyon, J.P., W Conwy Bfll, J.P., C W Jones, C.C., Thos Hughes, E R Beech. Jos. Roberts, Thos. Williams, H Barnett and the Clerk (Mr Jos. Kilner).— The plans were carefully examined by the members, some of whom severely criticised the scheme, maintaining that, as far as the old portion of Rhuddlan was concerned, the present sewerage system was in every way satisfactory. In answer to various questions. Mr Bell very fully explained the- scheme, and contended that it was a satisfactory and a necessary one. The sewerage system of the old portion of the town would be materially assisted if this scheme were carried out. Mr C W Jones, in referring to the expense on the ratepayers, said he had a great objec- tion to the scheme inasmuch as it seemed to him that the ratepayers at large would have to bear the cost of providing this extra sewerage, whilst, those immediately affected and whose property benefited contributed very little towards it. He contended that it was the few that directly reaped the advan- tage, and it was unjust that the general public should bear the cost. Mr Bell remarked that the complaint heard for some time was that no land was available in Rhuddlan for building purposes, and to meet that complaint Mrs Conwy chose cer- tain spots to sell, which she thought would be of benefit to Rhuddlan for building pur- poses,and placed them on the market, But since that was done there was heard a great deal of grumbling as to the necessity for ad- ditional drainage. It seemed to him that this antagonism was not so much on be- half of the general public as personal feeling against the previous owner of the land. Instead of assistinc, in developing Rhuddlan, the action of these people tended to retard any progress. Mr Enyon agreed with Mr Bell and said if there was any real objection to this scheme that could be made at the Loc il Government Board inquiry. Rev D G Lewis thought it was only right that they should consider and discuss this scheme amongst themselves, and come to some understanding if possible. They should endeavour to present a united front at the inquiry. Mr C W Jones said that he made his objec- tion honestly believing that property owners would benefit at the expense of the general public. He did not care who the parties were. It was his contention that schemes of this kind should not be sanctioned. and he had always been of the same opinion even if he himself suffered pecuniary loss by successfully opposing such schemes. Rev D G Lewis inquired if the whole parish was to bear the cost of a scheme that would benefit only a part. He was inclined to think that the cost could be confined to the district immediately concerned. After further discussion it was decided to communicate with the Rural District Council with a view to that body meeting the Parish Council in order that the scheme may be more fully explained.
Y Dwyreinwynt. Y ddau englyn a ganlyn oeddynt gyd- fuddugol yn Eisteddfod Rhyl am wobr Dr Prichard Yn ein plith gronynau pla—oer anadl Y Dwyreinwynt leda Dol siriol dry'n Sahara Darnio nerth gwyr cedyrn wna. DEWI MEDI. Gwynt rhynawg yn trywanu-hyd y mêr,- Gyda min heb bylu, Yw'r ias fain o'r Dwyrain du- Lem, oer anadl i'm rhynu. EIFION Wiif.
The Promenade Band.
The Promenade Band. The engagement of Herr Groop's band by the Rhyl Urban District Council ter- minals to-raorrow (Saturday). It will be c, rally agreed that the band has served the tow n in a most satisfactory manner, and we feel sure that both resi- dents and visitors would welcome its return next season. The bandmaster has already applied for re-engagement, and the matter will probably be settled at the Council meeting on Monday next. zD The debatable point is whether the Coun- cil should grant a subsidy, or whether the band should continue, as during the past season, to depend entirely on the volun- tary contributions of the public. Very strong argument is required to convince some people of the necessity of contribut- ing to a band's support directly out of the rates, when in the case of the minstrels the boot is on the other foot; but it. is beyond question that a minstrel troupe much more readily and effectively ap- peals to the pockets of individuals than a band does, and we can quite believe that until the season is well advanced a baud has the utmost difficulty in making ends meet. It has been argued that the town would be none the worse off without a band. On that ques- tion, however, opinions differ, and few will assert that the town's amusements are so varied that we can aff ot(I to discard any one of them. It is not a popular thing to advocate the spending of the ratepayers' money in subsidies, especially when the rates are continually on the increase, but having regard to the ex- periments of the past two or three years, we venture to think that the Council would not be acting nnAvisely in acceding to the bandsmen's request for a small subsidy rather than lose their services altogether. The R50 they ask for would make no perceptible difference to the rates, nor do we think the ratepayers would begrudge it after the past season's experience of the band.
Cerdd y Moch Duon.
Cerdd y Moch Duon. Tûn-" Hun Gwenllian." Fy ffrins i gyd a'm holl gymdoithion, O'r Afon goch i Bentre ffynnon, Clywsoch daro ar veln y stori, Rhyw ha.oea byr am hwch Sion Pari Hon oedd risglyn deneu'i hypglys, Hwyr a boreu'n ddigon barus Ni fyddai wrth y drws ddim gweddill, Ond awchiad oer fwyd hychod erill Er ei phorthi drwy drafferthion, Agwedd hwylua a. gwehilion, Difai dd wr a llaeth a photei, I'w wneyd yn olehion i'r hen walches. 'Roedd ganddi ddau foch duon cwta, A'r ddau ddyhoryn o'r ddyhira Pob un oedd belen abyl boliog, Yn dwyn eu rhan o dan y rhiniog Hwn aen' fel bleiddiad tua Gwern Bleuddyn, Weithiau ar fietiff tu% Thre Fostyn Adwaenant hwy bob math o goetia (J Fynydd Acstyn i'r Plas Ucha. Gwneyd drwg a digio rhai oyra'dogion, A thori muriau a thirio moron Po caent bota. we ar ei siwrne, NVel dyna'r fan lis gwnaent ou oartre. Ond cyn y Gwyliau cynnar gwlwm, Fe'u rhoed mewn ewt i fendio'a cotwm Yr hen hwch lwcus a'r ddau flecyn, Yn dri chydymaith ochor dwymyn Rhoi pys mewn c&fnau a chosi eu oefnau, A dwr yn barod hwyr a borau, Cyrchu a 'morol a'r cym'dogion Beth er dwyn a'i gwrn nhw'n dowion Rhai ddywedent, pys a besga, Erill dd'wedent, blawd oedd ora', Oad wrth hir gyrhsed(I ft'i dannedd geirwon, Ai'r hwch yn dew^ch na'r moch duon. Pan welodd Sion yr hwch mor foliog, Ac oddi tani mor fontinog, Ai'n union dep i not y cigydd I'w lladd er mwyn i'r lleill gaet IIonyd t: Caiio dwr a llenwi'r badell, Cynta' gellid a hogi'r gyllell Chwilio am gambren dan y pleidiau, Chwilio am goed i wneuthur stentiau Not y twrnel i'r drws allan, Not y cortyn o'r tu ciartwen, A marchio wnaent i ddrws y beudy I not 'r hen beunes j'w dibenu. Ond erbyn myn'd i ddrwa y beudy, 'Roedd yno berchyll bach o'i deutu Pob un o'r rhai'n mewn cwrs ac otdor, Yn sugno'r hwch oedd ar ei hochor;- Sion a grafai'i glustiau'n atgas, j A'i beniloedd bob yn eilas Dechreu tyngu, rhegu, a rhwygo, Galw'r d—1 a'i hoffrwm iddo Wel dyma 'smonaeth ddrwg ei hamcan, Twymno'r dwr a'i daflu allan Clywn arnaf fyn'd o ddrws y beudy I chwilio am ddarn o bren i'w fraenu. Atebai'r cigydd fel gwr tyner, Nid rhaid i'r dwr ddim myn'd yn ofer Gwell ini hdd, na, son am danon, Yma'n dowis o'r moch duon Sion gan droi atebai'r cigydd, Rhown i'r ddau yr un ddihenydd A thaenwn bcllaeh hyd y pentre, Mai dyna'n bwriad er y bore Ped f'aswn ar fy nhraed yn f'reuach, Mi fase'r hwch ar gambren bellach Ond tra b'wyf jTn perehen hychod, Edryoha'n well am gofio'u hammed. r
Towyn. St Mary's Churoh. Thanksgiving for the Harvest on Thursday next, the 13th inst. English Service at 3, Welsh at 7. The afternoon sermon will be preached by the Rev W T Williams, Rector of Llandyrnog the eveniog preacher will be the Rev Thomai Lloyd, Vicar of Rhyl.
) RHYL DISTRICT.
) RHYL DISTRICT.
-----Death of an old Statesman.
Death of an old Statesman. The death of Sir William Harcourt cannot be described as an irreparable loss to the Radical party, but only because Sir William had already withdrawn his counsel and assist- ance. He might have been a much more severe loss to his party had it appreciated his value more accurately. When Mr Gladstone died, Sir William Harcourt should have been his successor. He was thrust aside in favour of the Earl of Rosebery, and since then Rad- icalism has not been happy within itself. Lord Rosebery lacks the qualities of leader- ship with which Sir William Harcourt was I richly endowed. He gained neither the sym- pathy nor confidence of the party generally, [and in withdrawing from the leadership after the downfall of his Administration, he did the obvious thing. It was then too late to put Sir William at the head of the party, and his supersession was one of the greatest blunders Radicalism has made. The party is paying 0 the price now in its distractions and dissen- sions, its doubts and fears, and its incapacity to take advantage of such strokes of luck as fortune may send it. Everything might have been different with Sir William Harcourt at the head of the Opposition. He was a born party leader, and if anyone could have healed the dissensions and restored the fighting vigour of the Radical party, he was the man. The opportunity was not afforded him. The party remains in its unredeemable chaos, and its greatest man has gone over to the majority without receiving the crown of a great career which was his due. 1
The Gilchrist Lectures. <
The Gilchrist Lectures. With the advent of October and the creep- ing upon iig- of shortening days and length- In "I In ening nights Rhyl has ones again been bereft of the variety of amusements that make it so popular amongst holiday makers while the "season lasts. The Merrie Men have quit- ted the sands, for which they pay such a fancy rental, and are now making a tour of the centres from which we draw our visitors. The variety entertainments at the Queen's Palace have come to an end for the present, and once again residents and visitors have bid Mons. Bosanquet's fine orchestra Au Revoir," for it is without doubt the hope of all patrons of the Palace that Mons Bosanquet will take up the duties of musical director there again next season. Whatever another season may bring forth, however, Mr Ashfield as manager may be depended upon to do his best to satisfy all classes of patrons. No longer do large crowds resort to he pier to hear the Pierrots. In shorf-, all that is left this week to remind us cf the gaiety of the departed summer is the band which has served the town so well under the direction of Herr Groop, but which also will have said "Goodbye" in a few days. But after all there are many things that make Rhyl a desirable place in winter. The weather, for one thing, is by no means as severe as many peop'e imngine on the contrary it is often delightfully mild and bright. Winter time is the period when we find the various Church and Chapel organisations exerting their utmost to raise the spiritual and intellectual tone of the various sections of; the com- munity, and making up for the shortcomings of the summer months, for it can hardly be denied that in the stress of the summer- season the higher life is well nigh forgotten. Then there are the Gilchrist Lectures, which have become such a popular institution in many centres, and which, we arc pleased to remind our readers, are be given in the town again this winter. We take this oppor- tunity of drawing attention to the first of the series, which takes place at the Town Hall on Monday evening next, when the Rev Dr Dallinger, the greatest liyiog J authority on spidets, will further enlighten I us as to the manners and customs of these I wonderfully interesting insects. The lectures arranged form a most interesting and in- structive series, and we trust they will b3 fuliy appreciated by the public. What is perhaps a matter for regret is that they do not coyer any part of the winter beyond December. The aim of the Gilchrist lectures is to encourage the spread of education amongst the people. Forty years ago, when the Gilchrist Trustees began their work, there were but few facilities in the country for the study of science. Evidently believ- ing that they could not be doing anything more congenial to Dr Gilehrist (who bequea- thed practically all his property for the advancement and propagation of learning in every part of the world) than to meet this deficiency, they conceived the idea of estab lishing a series of lectures to be given in various centres by men of mark in their different subjects, who were also able to present tha subjects in an interesting and attractive form. These lectures are inteuded to present the larger aspects of recent advances in the various departments of knowledge, and so keep the average citizen in touch with what is going on. Thus they form a very important part of our educational sys- tem, with which the Gilchrist Trust has be come identified in a variety of ways, and no man or woman should fail to utilise the opportunity they afford for making better citizens of ns all and thereby em brace the means of raising the tone of our civic life.
Englyn I DWYNWEN," y Dywysoges Louise Augusta o Schleswig-Holstein, ar ei derbyniad i Orsedd Eisteddfod y Rhyl, 1904. I'w hurddaw yng Ngorsedd Awen,—hygar Doi'r D'wysoges lawen A'i lawn faint Haul y nef wen Dywynodd ar URDD Dwynwen. HWFA Mox.
MARRIAGES. October 1st, at the Parish Church, Rhuddlan, by the Rev T W Vaughan, Vicar, Thomas Robin- son, Covington House, Rhyl, to Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie), eldest daughter of James Livsey, Esq., of Southport and High Street, Rhuddlan. JOHNSON—BEVAN,—October let, by licence, at St Asaph, Erneiit George JohnaoD, eldest son of Robert Johnson, of Arnside, Swinton, to Mrs L A Boyan, widow of the late W Bevan, of Rhyl and Birmingham. DEATHS. At Edinburgh on the 3rd inst, Alexander Camp- bell, late of the Poplars, Rhyl. October 1st, Mr Robert Whiteside, at 9 Arundel Street, Haymarket, London, aged 46 buried at Brockwood Cemetery, October 4th. On the 30th ult, at Carlton, Marsh Road, Rhyl, Robert Hughua aged 64 years. I
BISHOP EDWARDS Furnishino,…
BISHOP EDWARDS Furnishino, Build%- GRESS. burnishing, Buildv The Bishop bt nui JJ. Tuesday took part at the Liverpool Church Con- gress in a discussion on I- Primary Education Concordats." At the outset he defined a concordat as an amicable adjust- ment of claim3, not a yielding up of claims, which w.j surrender, and he claimed that the Education Act of 1902 was "the greatest educational measure ever placed upon the Statute book of this country," and that its framers' were inspired by the one motive of zeal for education. What tha "Bishops' Act" has done for Church Schools. The Bishop said the Act was often described as a Bishops' Act. What had the Act done for Church Schools ? Let me give," he said, the concrete illus- tration of the schools in my own parish, of their kind as good as any valnntary schools in the country. Before 1902 the Committee managed and controlled the schools, subject only to the authority of the Department and H.M. Inspector the Committee appointed their own teachers without reference to anyone, they paid their own teticliers in a word they were solely responsible for main- tenance and management. Now that committee has been disbanded to make place for six managers. The managers meet formally, because there is nothing to do. An assistant teacher has to be appointed. The advertisement is issued, the salary fixed, and the applications re- ceived by the local education authority. If the clergyman desires to give religious instruction he must remember that it is under the control of the managers. The local education authority appoints the paymaster, who in this particular instance is the Calvinistic Aifetlioclist minister, an excellent and valuable ad- j dition to our Board of Management. Summed up, all that the Act has left us is the appointment of "itlie teachers, subject to a veto of the local education authority and the right to give religious I instruction subject to the control of the managers. It has alao left us this duty— to keep the school-house in repair, to alter and improve the buildings as the local education authority may reasonably require. Be it observed that all this has been done by what is called the Bishops' Popular Control and Abolition of Tests. Dealing with the demand that public financial support should be accompanied by public control and the abolition of religious tests, the Bishop said I- These remnants of privilege represent a tacit covenant with the State, upon the strength of which millions have been subscribed to the Voluntary schools since 1870. By that Act the Church child was assured of Church teaching in Chnrch schools, and the Nonconformist child was protec- ted by the conscience clause on the other hand, Church teaching was forbidden in Board Schools. By this compact, the Nonconformist child in the Church school district, and the Church child in a Board School district, were limited to secular instruction if the one objected to the denominational and the other to the un- denominational religious instruction respectively given. This rude mechanism of the conscience clause and the Cowper- Temple clause has worked fairly well for 32 years. Churchmen unconditionally paid rates for a religious instruction which satisfied the Nonconformists, but did not satisfy Churchmen, and they did this without passive resistance. All these facts must be carefully weighed in dis- cussing any concordat or any fresh settle- ment. The opponents of the Act demand popular control, but not the abolition of the Cowper-Temple clause. How would such a solution work out practically ? Under these conditions any religious in. struction given in the elementary schools would be limited by that clause, and in all probability the definition of that clause would be the one with which we have been made familiar by the school boards. In all the elementary schools of the country this maimed and minimised religious instruction would become State- established and rate-endowed, and this would have been brought about strangely enough by those who desire to liberate religion from all State control. This is for the moment the ostensible solution offered by those extremists who, afraid to avow the secularism they desire, discuss this religious question with a mixture of levity and ferocity. Con- cordats are not for extremists on either side, and I therefore turn to that great body of Nonconformists who are as sincere and as earnest as we are in the desire that the children of this country should be religiously and christianly educated. Remember, if secularism wins this battle it will be becauso in the political smoke which now darkens this controversy we have allowed ourselves to become sepa- rated from those who should be our powerful allies. By the compromise of 1870 voluntary schools continued to be recognised by the State as public ele- mentary schools, while Nonconformist children in Church schools were protected by the conscience clause, and the Non- conformists were allowed to keep out of the rate-aided schools all catechisms and distinctive formularies. What we are now asked to do is to tear up the compromise of 1870 and to enforce only that part of it which was alien to Church- men. Common sense and common justice demand that if there is to be a fresh settlement we must start afresh. I believe such a settlement is imperatively necessary if there is to be an end to this calamitous strife. The Parental Riarht. The Bishop went on to argue that if the parents are to be allowed to provide relig- ious instruction for their own children at the cost of their own denomination there must be liberty for the giving of such in- struction. There is, he said, no such lib- erty if that instruction is given outside school hours, not even if by an accommod- ating legerdemain the school hours are dodged about so as to make them look like school hours when they are not school hours. In conclusion he said The controversies of to-day have their roots deep in thel past. I fear that if the Nonconformists had had their way in 1870 Board Schools and secularism would have been universal. The struggle which the Church then made, and ever since has maintained on behalf of religious education, has been mainly instrumental in keeping at bay that secularism, which the great majority of Nonconformists, now to their honour, repudiate. In passing, it is interestiag to note the re- vival of what the French revolutionaries called "civic education," in the gospel of citizenship now preached by Dr Clifford, the unveiled prophet of secularism. If this warped and pernicious conception of ] education is once more to be kept sterile, there must be union among the friends I of religious instruction. But I fear there will not be peace and union in some places if things remain as they are. and for this reason concordats are subjects of practical importance. The problem is this. The State, as Mr Balfour said, repudiates responsibility for teach- ing a particular form of religion. But the State does not and dare not refuse to give the opportunity for such instruction. The real question to solve is this. Whit is to be the character of the religious instruction taught to the child ? That question is not to be settled by Parliament or by the Board of Education or by local authorities or by local managers, but by the only person who has the right to settle the question, and that person is the parent. Sweep away such futilities as the conscience clause and the Cowper Temple clause, and give the parents com- plete liberty of decision. Working on and from this principle we may hope to solve those other questions of control, ests, and facilities. t 1,1 11
The Technical Classes.
The Technical Classes. We have pleasure in directing attention to the evening classes which have been arranged to be held at the Rhyl Inter. mediate School and the Crescent Road Council School, commencing next week. As will be seen from an advertisement elsewhere, instruction is to be given in a variety of useful subjects by competent teachers, and the fees are such as to make the classes accessible to all. Young peo- ple desirous of "getting on never had better facilities than are afforded them these days, and we trust the evening classes will be duly appreciated. w_-
Dyserth. Harvest Festival. Harvest thanksgiving services were held in the Parish Church on Friday last. There was an English service at 3 p.m., when the Rav J F Reece, B.A., Rector of Lhnfwrog, preached, and Welsh at 7 p.m., when the Rev J F Reece again preached an excellent sermon to a large and attentive con- gregation. The services were hearty and the singing was excellent. Mr Thomas, the school, master, presided at the organ. The offortoriea were good.
Prestatyn. The Fire Brigade. Mr Greenwood, of Sandy Lano, has accepted the captaincy of the Prestatyn Fire Brigade, in succession to Mr Wm. Thomas (resigned). The appointment is, we believe, a popular one. Rehoboth Chapel. The annual preaching meetings in connectioh with Rehoboth C.M. Chapel took place OIl" Sunday and Monday, when stirring sermons were given to large congregations by the Revs J R Williams (Pwllheli) and Howell Harris Hughes (Blaenau Festiniog). Pnstor Ezra Jones also took part in the services. The New Post Office. Business at the new Post Office in Burrows' Buildings commenced yesterday (Thursday). Here Mr Worfolk and his staff have ample accommodation for dealing with the postal work af the town, the premises being admirably adapted for the purpose, and the public room sspecially being of commodious dimensions. Presbyterian Literary Soolety. This organisation has its arrangements for ihe coming winter about complete, and the jpeuing night has been fixed for a fortnight lence. The Rev W Lewys Davies has been elected president, together with Mr Wm Thomas, town surveyor, as chairman of the committee, and Mr Hughes, junr., North and South Wales Bank, as secretary. Mountain Road Schsme. "e understand that the Urban District Coun- cil h&s in committee lately been giving considerable attention to the scheme which has been devised for making a practically new road up the mountain. The result of these delibera- tions is awaited with much interest. An improvement upon the present so-called road has been greatly needed for some time past, and the opening out of a fine broad road with aa eaay a gradient as possible could not be other- wise than advantageous to the town. Bethel Mutual Improvement Society. The Mutual Improvement Society in con- nection with Bethel Welsh Wesleyan Chapel has been resuscitated, and the programme arranged for the coming session promises to be a very interesting one. Methodist New Connoxion. The harvest festival was observed last Sunday by the local members of this cause, the little chapel on the Gronant Road being prettily decorated in honour of the event. Flowera, fruit, «&c., for this purpose had been liberally contributed by members of the congregation and other friends, and the arrangement of the same was effectively carried out under the supervision of the Rev F Jewell, who had many willing helpers. The principal feature of the adornments was a design symbolising The Tree of Life." Appropriate sermons were preached morning and evening by the pastor, Rev Dr Townsend. Miss Jones, Wellealey House, was the soloist. On Monday evening a social gathering was held under the presidency of Dr Townsend. Speeches were made by the Revs W Yeoman, Enoch Alty,Edward Thomas, and F Jewell, Mr Partington (Chester), and the chairman while other items included two fine recitations by Miss Townsend. The col- lections and the proceeds of the sale of the decorations were devoted to the chapel funds. Next Week's Thanksarlvine garvinan -IIiiIII. The harvest thanksgiving services at the Parish Church have been fixed for Thursday next, when the Rev Meredith J Hughes, vicar of Brynymaen, Colwyn Bay, will be the special preacher ar the English service in the after- noon, and will also preach in Welsh at night. The Welsh Nonconformists have decided to keep up the festival on the same date, and united services are being arranged. The English Presbyterians will also be holding thanksgiving services that day. Visit of the Barger Family. Mr Tom Barger and family paid a visit to Prestatyn on Tuesday and their clever variety entertainment in the Town Hall was well attended and much enjoyed. Concert. Under the auspices of the Prestatyn Liberal Association a concert was held in the Town Hall last night. Mr J B Linnell presided, and a lengthy programme was gone through, the performers who had promised assistance includ- ing Alrs Liiiticll, the Rev W Lewys Davies, Miss Williams (Kjsslyn), Miss F Jones (Wel- lealey House), Miss M Jones (Newlands), Miss M Jones, Rhyl, Messrs Cefni Jones, C Williams, J Davies, and T H Jones, the Prestatyn Male Voice Choir, and Mr G W Jones, who dis4 charged the duties of accompanist. 4
) RHYL DISTRICT.
cr4; QUEEN'S BATHS, Queen Street, Rhyl. Open for thp 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 Attractioris Every Day Daring Season at HUBBARD'S (Commerce Houie), The Cash Drapers. HATWOOD'S,35 Queen Street. Rliyl.- For Fishing Tackle, price and quality cannot bo beaten. Flies from 1/-dozen. The oldest Fishing Tackle dealers in Wales established over 40 years. Fifty gross of choice Flies to choose from at IIatwood'a Grand Display of Novelties at commerce tiousa Every Jhy this Weet, HUBBARD'S (the Cash Drapers). ? Clwyd Street Chapel. The e j'nual serm?ns will be delivered on Saturday evenivii :next and throughout Sunday and Monday Madioal Appointmant. T\r Wyolififo Goodwin has been appointed medical G,(, af the Loyal Britinnia Lodge of OJdfallows, Rhyl- Congress Sunday. On Sunday evening last tin Vicar of Rhyl occupied the pulpit at St John the Bjptist's Church, Toxteth Park, Liverpool. County School. We learn that Harold W Pierce, a pupil at the above, has passed the London Univereity matricu- lation examination. New Baths. We underhand that the land in Sussex Street has been sold to a gentleman from the Midlands, who intends constructing baths thereon. The Post Offioo. We understand that extensive alterations are about to be carried out at the Post Office. The English Cup. Rhyl Football Club has obtainel another bye in the qualifying stages of the English Cup com- petition. Journal" Staff Outing. Tho annual outing of the staff of the "Rhyl Journal'' Work*, through the generosity of the proprietor, took place last Saturday, when an enjoyable time was spent in the Bangor and Menai Straits district. Local Success. Mies Elizabeth Williams, of Christ Church British School, and daughter < f Mr Tho3 Williams, Rbyl, has been succassful at the csrtifioate exami- nation held in July last. Christ Church Schools. After considerable reluctance and negotiation*, the above schools have been handed over to the County Council, to be carried on as provided schools. Royal Alexandra Hospital. The following gifts have been received and are acknowledged with many thanks:—Screen, Mrs Mills newspapers, Mr Lea. Donation of 10s towards the cost of the tent for the sale of work, M fa Crockford. Brunswick Welsh Wesleyan Chapel. The annual preaching meetings in connection with this place of worship were held on Sunday and Monday. Sermons were preached to large and attentive congregations by the Revs R Lloyd Jones (Denbigh), David Jones (Llandudno), and Edward Humphreys (superintendent of the local Welsh WeBleyan Circuit). Clerloal Promotion. It is with pleasure we note that the Rev Richd Bowcott, M.A.. Vicar of Warnham, has been made Rural Dean of Horsham, in succession to the Rev Evan Daniel, the well known writer on the Prayer Book. Mr Bowcott was a curate of Rbyl under the Rev Hugh Morgan. Pleasant Saturday Evenings. A meeting of those interested in the Rhyl Saturday night entertainments which have proved so successful during the past tew winters, will be held at the Town Hall next Thursday evening. It is hoped there will be a good muster, as an early start with the entertainments is desired. The Merrie Men. A letter which reached us last evening states that the tour embarked upon by Mr E H Williams has hitherto been a highly successful one. There were packed halls at Wrexham, Oswosbry and Chester, and in the two latter towns crowds were turned away. Mr Williams not only takes about a capital company, but he has advertised judi- ciously and well. The New Stationmaster. The Midland Evening News," referring to the appointment of Mr Oakley to Rhyl, says that he is very popular with his collcagueo, and his promotion has given widespread aatiefaction." Mr Oakley was fivo years stationmaster at Tattenhall, and twelve year3 district traffic inspector at Shrewsbury. He had charge of tho railway arrangements for the King's recent journey < through Shropshire. Sir Horatio Lloyd. Sir Horatio Lloyd on Thursday celebrated his 75th birthday. His Honour bearp his years very lightly, as the prompt manner in which he dis- poses of his County Court work testifies. The esteemed Judge was appointed in 1874, and has, therefore, s&t as a judge of County Courts for just thirty years. His recordership has been one of the most successful in the long list of distinguished lawyers who have filled that office. Always kindly disposed and ready in any way to assist in further- ing a good object, hii sound advice and rare acumen are often sought in outside matters with the utmost advantage. Welsh Weeloyans at Tea. The first social gathering of the season in con. nection with Brunswick Chapel took place yesterday evening, when a large company sat down to tea given by Mrs Richard Edwards, Brighton Road, and Mrs Foulkes, Albert Villa. During the evening Master Teddy Davies recited, Master Eddie Davies sang, and Mr Griff Lewis also contributed a solo. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the donors of the tea, on the motion of Mr Thos Williams, C.C Prestatyn, seconded by Mr Thomas Williams, Dyserth, Mrs Edwards responding on her own bshalf and the Rev Edward Humphreys for Mrs Foulkes.-Next week's tea will be given by Mrs Hugh Evans, West Parade, and Mrs Griff Lewis. Marriage of Mr Tom Robinson The marriage of Mr T Robinson, a member of the Rhyl postal staff, and well-known in North Wales football circles, to Miss Mary Elizabeth Livsey, eldest daughter of Mr James Livsey, of Southport and High Street, Rhuddlan, was sol- emnised at Rhuddlan Parish Churoh last Saturday, the Rev T W Vaughan, vicar, officiating. Con- siderable interest was manifested in the event, and to mark the occasion the church bells were set ringing. The bride was given away by Mr E H Williams, while Mr J Lambsdale acted as bext man, and Miss Ethel Liveey attended as bridesmaid. After the ceremony several relatives aod friends of the newly married couple were entertained to breakfast at the resi- dence of the bride's parents, and following that Mr and Nirs Robinson departed for Brighton (where the honeymoon is being spent), a hearty send-off being accorded them by numerous well-wishers. The wedding presents were numerous and well chosen. A Rhyl Servant's Child. At the Conwaj Police Court on Monday Mr R S Chamberlain mentioned the case in which he appeared a week ago to prosecute a Llandudno gardener and his wife for neglecting an infant of which they had the custody. He said the child had been taken out of the workhouse just when it needed protection, and put into another poverty- stricken home in Llandudno. It was monstrous that this should have been allowed. The Guardians surely would have the power to require the mother to pay 2s 6d to 33 a week for the child's mainten- ance in the workhouse.-Mr J Porter, clerk to the court, stated that last week Mr T E Parry, clerk to the Guardians, had publicly intimated when the case was decided that without an extension of the magistrates' order for the child to be kept at the workhouse it would be handed over to the mother, who would have to maintain it. Inspector Owen under the circumstance did not ask for a renewal. —The Chairman (Mr H Kneeshaw) Can we make an order now ?-The Clerk That is a point I shall have to look into.—It was understood that Inspec- tor Owen, of the National Society, would keep himself informed of the condition of the child, and would report later to the magistrates. Death of Mr Campbell. We regret to learn of the death of Mr Alex- ander Campbell, who tor some years resided at the Poplars, near this town. The deceased was one of the founders of the Boys' Brigade branch in this town, and in which he took a deep interest. A few years ago Mr Campbell lost his eldest child, a bright and winsome little fellow and from that time his health gradually failed. He left Rhyl f for a change to his native Scotland, where he died this week. A correspondent writes:—Mr Campbell wall married at Rhyl in 1890, and it was soon after settling down here that he started the Boys' Brigade. Djcetsed was a native of Perthshire his family are said to hail from Billinling and to belong to a good Covenanter stock. Ho, howeyer, spent most of his life in the city of Perth, where he was a merchant of some standing. Whila in that c ty he attended St. Leonard's Free Church, in which he was an office bearer. From a Boys' Bible Class which he conducted ia connection therewith he tormed a Boys Brigade soon after the move- mcnt started in Glasgow. The first Glasgow Brigade was started in 1883. We fil¡d the Rhyl Boys' Brigade flourishing in 1891, under the super- vision of Ctptain Campbell, so that this year the Brigade is thirteen years old. About two veara ago Mr Campbell's health broke down, but before leaving Rhyl he entrusted the welfare of the Brigade to Captain Rawlins, Mr Godfrey Parry, and other officers, who are just about to arrange for another session. Mr Campbell is buried in Perth in a beautiful cemetery overlooking the river Tay, in the family vault beside his little son Archie. An Unfortunate Man. At IhngorBnkruptcy Court yesterday, before Mr Registrar Glynne Jones, Thomas Roberts, labourer, of 191, Wellington-r ,ad, Rhyl, presented a statement showing a defioiemy of 1:116 on a gross liability of £ 131. He said his failure was due to bad seasons, causing losses in'connection with a lodging-house, want of capital, large family and death in the faniily.-The Official Receiver said that during the last six or seven years the bankrupt had been a labourer iu the employ of the Rhyl Urban District Council, earning 20 a week. He had been in business as a butcher, and went to America, leaving his wife behind. He worked in the Chicago slaughter houses for about two years. Ho came back without having aaved any- thing, and found his wife had established a small greengrocery business Then he acted as .mauager at Co.wyn Bay, and subsequently startod business on his own accoont without capital. He soon came to grief, and all his gooda appeared to have been sold under distress warrant. He went back to Rhyl, but was again sold up. lie had resorted to professional moneylenders and had paid extortionate interest, with the result that his debts to local tradesmen had largely increased. The examination was closed. Early Closing Day. The early closing of business premise3 in Rhyl on Thursdays has again commenced, the closing hour being one o'clock. Yachting. connection with the Rhyl I acht Club tojk place last Saturday aad brought) to a close a successful season's sailing on the xea. The Clough Cup has been won by Mr M A Palli's Eric," with a total of 29 points; the Rhyl Yacht Club Cup by Mr H Fielding's "Pixie," with a total of 20 points; and the Scott-Haywarl Cup also by "Eric," with a total of 20 points.