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Unionist Prospects. Mr Balfour at a meeting held this week in London said :—I believe I have been leader of the Fouse of Commons for a longer period at any one stretch than any politician in this country since the passing of the great Reform Bill in 183:2. This task would have been im- possible except with the help of the loyal and affectionate support which has never been denied me—a support which has been given me in times of difficulty- difficulties from foreign affairs, difficulties from stress of war, difficulties from the special circumstances which have marked the last two years of our fortunes as a party. With regard to the future, Mr Balfour said I entertain no more doubt of our success than 1 do of the great and immutable laws of nature. Depend upon it, it is to the Unionist party that the future belongs, because it is we, and we alone, who realise the problems before the country and before the Empire. It is almost bewildering to look back upon the series of problems which the Unionist party have had to face-problems from which it has always emerged triumph- antly. Let us look back upon the past, chequered but victorious, and let us look with fearless eyes into the future. If I have any criticism to pass upon the method in which we carry out the peren- nial controversy with our political op- ponents, it is that our friends in the country in carrying on their battles in their respective distticts are too apt to adopt defensive rather than offensive I tactics. e have nothing to be ashamed ot in the past. I venture to say that in the history of this Government and its predecessors it will be said that more great measures have been passed for the I benefitof the community than by any other government of which history has record —for Ireland, the strengthening of the 0 ZD army and nav: education, temperance—I will not go through the list. The action of the Government in regard to these questions proves surely that we may hold up our heads before the ploughers of the sands who made their apology in 1895. Do not let us cower behind walls. Let us remind the constituencies that there is a party who, by what it has done-not merely by what it has professed,—has earned the gratitude of every citizen of the empire, and that there is another party which has talked a great deal which in several years of opposition has never found time to construct a policy, but has yet found time to hamper us in moments of great stress—a party which has never made a suggestion calculated to cement the Empire of which we are members or to do anything material in those series of social reforms of which the Liberal party has been talking for fifty years.
Procrastinating Ratepayers. The appearance befoie the magistrates about this time of the year of a large num- ber of rate defaulters, especially those who have delayed paying the big rate" —the pet name for the Rhyl general district rate,—prompts the suggestion whether it would not be a kindness to these people if the authorities were to press for payment earlier in the year. One reasoii for this is that money is, or should be in this neighbourhood at any rate, more plentiful than in winter. We afe of opinion, too, that many ratepayers bring upon themselves the unpleasant experi- ence of being summoned for non-payment of their rates, and of having in conse- quence to pay more in the end, by putting off the day of reckoning when they might pay as promptly as those much better off than themselves. It is true that the bulk of the ratepayers of this district are dependent mainly upon summer visitors for their daily bread, but we fear it must be admitted that money which might be applied to more urgent demands drifts into channels that might very well be avoided. Of course, it is not characteristic of human nature, in this country at any rate, to meet willingly or cheerfully any compulsory demands, especially when it is open to question if they are getting full value for their money. But if the golden rule of prompt settlements of all claims were more generally observed a lot of unnecessary litigation would be avoided, and much less might perhaps be heard [about hard times hereabouts in winter.
Police Court Procedure. When certain local worthies have to appear before the magistrates a ''crowded house is a certainty. Such was the case at the Rhyl Petty Sessions on Tues- day. The proceedings were, however, t3 more animated than usual, even had the 'court not been graced with celebrities better known by their nick-names than otherwise. Considerable time was taken up by the magistrates in settling whether z, n the agreements between the landlords and tenants of certain public houses should be read through or whether they should accept the word of the parties making the applications that they were satisfiell with the agreements drawn up. It may sur- prise many that there should have been any difference of opinion among the magistrates as to which was the more practical and expeditious course. There may be a disposition on the part of some people to quarrel with our respected Magistrates' Clerk for his exactness in certain matters. Jjut we feel sure that no public official is more anxious than Mr George that full justice should be done to all parties appearing befol e the Bench. There are other exacting persons be- sides the Magistrates' Clerk, and when amongst the magistrates themselves there are sticklers for the observance of the letter of the law, it is not to be wondered at if at times there are unduly protracted hearings of cases. There was a lack of dig- nity altogether about last Tuesday's pro- ceedings, and the latitude allowed some of the defendants was scarcely what they could claim.
Lord Stanley's Bomb Shell. The Radical papers have been remark- ably reticent to publish or comment upon Lord Stanley's remarks upon the Lloyd-George policy. A correspondent, signing himself Trebor, however, wrote as follows to the Manchester Guardian." And we may say that up to now Lord Stanley's statement goes unexplained." I have read with very considerable surprise a statement made by Lord Stanley to the effect that this Act treats the money which the Government may pjy to maintain the Voluntary schools as a debt due from the Council, and that payment from the Council may be obtained otherwise than by taking the parts earned by the Council schools. I have, however, always understood that Mr Lloyd- George's object in calling out the children from the Couocil schools was to prevent those schools from earning any grants which the Government could take hold of and apply to the maintenance of the Voluntary schools. But according to Lord Stanley the Act does not compel the Government to follow that course, and in fact leaves it free to obtain payment of the money from any fund be. ( longing to the County Council, And if Lord Stanley < is right then it is possible when Wales has made the sacrifice of taking its children from its schools that the Government will still be in a position to get the money they require from the County Coun- cil in other ways. The point strikes me as one to which attention should be at once given by the Welsh leaders. It is already quite clear that the number of waverers is daily increasing, and if Lord Stanley's statement goes unexplained I very much fear that the policy is doomed, though I hope otherwise.
DEATHS. Oa the 27th inst, at Plas Clough, Pendyffryn Road, Rhyl, aged 47 years, George Clough, Bon of the late Mr Ellis Clough, Chief Constable of Carnarvonshire. BROMLEY. — Nov. 27th, at the residence of his oon-in-Iaw, Dr James E i wards, Livegpool, Alder- man U Liae Bromley, late of Perthyterfyn, Holy- well, aged 73 yoara and was interred at the Bryn- ford Cemetery, Holywell, on the 30th.
Flintshire Education J Committee. i THE AP03TLES' CREED OBJECTED TO. 011 Wednesday a well-attended meeting of the Education Committee wAs held at Mold, Mr R Llewelyn Jones, chairman, presiding. Draft Orders.-Rhyl National School. At a meeting of the Transfer and Deeds Com" mittee, a letter was read from the Board of Education with reference to provision for managers in certain Draft Provisional Oiders. They asked if there was any further information regarding Cwm School, and regarded the order made with respect to Meliden a reasonable one. Regarding Rhyl National School it was stated The Trust Deed of IStli May, 1841, conveys part of the School to the Bishop of St. Asiph and his successors and to Lord Mostyn and to Lord Dicorben and their heirs, for the purpose of a Church of England School. The Trust Deed of 31st March, 1834, con- veys additionil land to the Bishop of So. Asipi and Lord Mostyn for the pup.ose of a Nitional School. The Deeds do not contain any provision for the' management of the school. In view of the Urge number of subscribers to the School and the recommendations of the Managers, the Board considered it desirable to introduce the principle [of election by subscribers. They would, however, if it is desired, be prepared to give the nomination of one of the Foundation Managers to the Trustees instead of to the Governing Body of the As locution of Voluntary Schools." The Committee resolved to ask for an inquiry touching the Cwm and Meliden Schools. They alao resolved to.intorm the Board as to Rhyl they had no objection whatever to the foundation Manager beiug appointed by the subscribers, and they were of opiuion that no qualification should be attached to tho appointment, and that the sub- scribers should not be in aoy way hampered in the choice of managers Religious Instruction. A meeting of the committee to prepare a sylla- bus of religious instruction for the Provided Schools was presided over by the Bishop of St Asaph, when it Wi'S resolved that the time for religious instruction be from 9 to 9-35 in the morning. The syllibui includes instruction in various passages of Holy Scriptures, and the learning of the Lord's Pmya, the Apples' Creed and the Ten Commandment. A text book on temnerance was also reeomm-n lei- .a. Building Matters, &o. The building sub-committee aocept-ed the tender of Mr Thomas Roberts, Mold, of £ 2,234, for build- ing offices for the Director of E luoition and the County Surveyor. Tne committeo pas ed that the managers of the Rhuddian, D/serth and Gwaen-j ysgor schools be informed tint they must cirry out all th., requirements of the County Surveyor, before March 31st next, and in default the schools to oease to be recognised. ID was resolved to ad- vertise for a certificated mistress, at £70, to take charge of Gwaenysgor school a teacher to be transferred from another school pending perma- nent appointment. It was decided that the Christmas holidays should not exceed a fortnight. The County Surveyor presenle I a report on the structural coaditioa of non-provided schools, with particulars of requirements aod alterations. The School Buildings. -Drastio Requirements. The County Surveyor's recommendations in- eluded the following Rhuddian National School. The classroom is too small and inconvenient, and should not be used for the purpose. The lighting of the rooms requires improving by fixing in new windows with the tops of same flush to the ceil- ing. The boys' cloakroom is too small and requires enlarging. The girls' cloakroom is not fit for the purpose, and a new one is required. The girls' entrance from the street is too small and incon- venient. The main room requires to be divided by glazed partitions. The closets require to be built to a better design and of a sufficient number. A supply of water for lavatory purposes is badly required. Better playground space is urgently required to prevent the children playing on the road. Dyserth National Sohool. The cloakroom 3 act as entrances, and require enlarging and re-arranginj. A:l the rooms throughout require to be titted with proper inlet and outlet ventilator fittings in the wal!s and roofs respectively, of such size3 as w;ll conform with the regulations of the Education Department. The windows, being of small superficial area, do not admit sufficient light, and require to be en- larged and heightened, so that the tops will be within about 3in. of the highest ceiling level. The floors throughout lequire thorough strengthening and repiir. Tha screen dividing the rooms is not a very suitable affair. The whole of the present latrine buildings require demolishing, as they are unsuitable and too near the school. They should be re-erected further from the school, and in a manner approved by the Eiucation Department and in conformity with their regulations. A much improved playground is very much needed, as the present one is totally unfit. A number of new desks are required. The buildings require atten- tion in the way of general repair and modernising. Gwaenysgor National School. Tho School really requires to be refurnished with new desks. The cloakroom requires enlarging and improving. Good ventilator ifttings are re- quirel in the walls, ceilings, and roof. Tne light- ing (and ventilation) would be greatly improved if one of the end windows was enlarged and car- ried up to the ceiling level and made to open. It would also be of great advantage if the room was divided by a glazed movable screen (providing that the heating, lighting, and ventilation inaans are not thereby rendered ineffective). Tae closets requires reconstructing on better levels to prevent flooding by surfaca water from the playground. When this is being dons urinal epices should be provided for the boys and infants, ani the closets constructed on such lines as conform with the regulations of the Education Department. St Asaph National Infants' School. The main room requires to be divided with either a movable partition or some other means having the same end in view. Tne ventilating of the rooms is bad, and proper ventilating fittings should be put in the walls and roofs, in confoim- ity with the Boord of Education's regulations. If the roofs were ceiled it would add very much to the comfort of the rooms. I am of opinion that a new floor is required for the greater portion of the room. The cloakroom is inadequate in size and shape, and require considerable modification. Tne small classroom which is occasionally used is too low the ceiling ought to be raised. Lavatory basins should be provided with a supply of water laid on. I am of opinion that a great deal of re- pair which does not admit of delay is required to be done to the structure. A urinal space is required. St. Asaph National Boys' and Cirls' School. The whole of the rooms require re-ventilating on the lines suggested by the Board of Education's Regulations. The opening between the two school- rooms (now filled by a movable screen) requires to be either built up or rendered effective, so that no sound can penetrate from one department to the other. The department's regulation3 state that cloakrooms ehall not be used as passages or corri- dors." In face of this ths cloakrooms at this Schocl require considerable modification. The schoolrooms being of large size, I think it is most necessary that they should be effectively divided by movable scroens or otherwise. The lighting of the further end of the Girls' miin room is unsatis- fdctory for teacher and pupil, and I would suggest that when the departments have been effectively separated, and the Girls' milia room divided, one of the small windows b" enlarged and height- ened to the ceiling, and the desks re-arranged so as to give the pupils a left hand light, and at the same time do away with the annoyance to the teacher. A considerable amount of repairs are needed to floors, walla, &c which should receive immediate attention. St Asaph Roman Cathol o Sohool. The cloakroom acts as a passage between the porch and the girls' playground, and is therefore ansatisfactory, and some re-arrangement is re- quired. Lavatory basin3 should be put where convenient for use, and a new additional closet if required, for the girls and infants, together with a email urinal space. The desirability of providing a small classroom and adequate playgrounds is pointed out in H.M. Inspector's report, which I fully endorse. Vale Road National School, Rhyl. A new cloakroom is required for the boys, the rooms should be provided with outlet and inlet ventilating fittings, and the window of the present cloakroom enlarged. Additional closets are required (see rule 14 building regulations). It would be a decided advantage if the main room was divided. The general repair, especially of the latrines, should be seen to. The door communica- ting between the house and schoolroom should be closed up. The lighting of the main room requires improving. Wellington Road National School. The existing cloakroom window requiies en- larging, and all the rooms thoroughly ventilating with proper fittings in the walls and ceiling. M eans I should be provided so that the infants on entering j m or leaving the school need not pass through the main room. The infants should not use the same cloakroom as the boy?. The cloakroom arrange- ments are unsatisfactory, and it appears to me that a new one is necessary, together with a thorough re arrangement of the existing. The internal door communicating to the house from the school should I be walled up and stopped. The playground surface requires levelling and general attention. The litrine building can with advantage be improved and repaired. St Mary's Roman Catholic 8chools. The ventilation of all the rooms requires turther improvement. It would bs a great advantage to the lighting and ventilation if a few of the small windows were enlarged and extended to tho ceiling. The cloakrooms require re-arranging so as to pro- vide a separate place for the boys and girls, and a new cloakroom and entrance for the infants. The Apostles' Creod. The Bishop of St .\saph, in moving the adoption of the minutes of the Religious Instruction Committee, slid the syllabus was unanimously adopted by the sub-com- mittee, but one member expressed misgivings regarding the inclusion of the Apostles' Creed. He thought, they might say, as a general proposi- tion. that all in the county and ii Wales were in favour ot religious instruction in their day schooli (hear, hear). Dealing with any objec- tions that might be made to the inclusion of the Apoatles' Creed, the B:shop sail that the Creed was a statement of the Christian faith. The Ten Commandments and the Lprd's Prayer were expressed in creed form. If there was to be no Cteed, there would be no New Testament, for the latter was full of assertions of creed. What getter assertion was there of creed than the phrase" Gol is Love" ? He had laboured as hard as anyone for peace on the educa- tion question (applause). This controversy wAg not going to be settled by the extreme men, but by the great body of moderate opinion in the country. England and Wales had pronounced iu no uncertain tones that those parents who desire should have adequate religious instruction for their cluldrtn in the elementary schools. He hoped the county of Flint would put this qaestion in the very forefront and would show a broad- minded spirit. He hoped they would show that while they were prepared to contend for great principles, they would hive the courage oi their conrictions, and not bo afraid to admit that what is riacht is right (applause). The Rev T Mardy Ryes (Buckley) opposed the in- clusion of the Apostles' Creed. In the mouth of a Nonconformist the Creed meant one thing; in the mouth of a Ritualist it meant something else. He would move that the words "Apostles' Creed be deleted in each case. Mr C W Jones said he believed in religious instruction, but did not he behave in the Aoostles' Creed. Dr Oliver (Holywell) thought it would he un- wise to include the Apostles' Creed, because it wou.d increase tho contention now surrounding the question of education. He believed one result would be to drive many people to secularism. Let them confine themselves to the Bible, which was the inspired literature of God. Mr J Prince (Connah's Quay) said he was a deacon of 25 years' standing in one of the religious denominations of the county, and he thought the wouli have to dissent from some of his Noncon- formist friends. What on earth was there in the Apostles' Creed tint could be objected to? Let them have eome sense of fair play and iustice (hear, hear). J Dr Williams (Flint) said e was given to under- staid that the Apostles'Cr< 31 could be interpreted by each individual for himself. He hoped thilt the syllabus approved by the Bishop as an excellent religious training would be adopted in the volun- tary schools. The Rev Richard Jones (Hawarden) remarked thai in the committee he said he had no objection to ths inclusion of the Apo8tles' Creel, and he adhered to that statement. They knew that many words had changed their meaninga with the hpse of time. The adoption of the syllabus would be holding out an olive branch, while no Noncon- formist principle would be conceded, M? J W La could not imagine anything less open to objection than the Apostles'Creed, with reasonable explanation. Mr J Herbert Lewis, M.P., was glad the debate had been characterised by so much good temper and consideration. It had been confined practically to one item in the syllabus. He h-Adlaboured hard for peace on thi education question (hear, hear). He would suggest that they accept the syllabus as drawn out by the Sub-committee, with the excep- tion of the Apostles' Creed, and that the latter item be referred back to the Sub-committee for further consideration. Mr H Hughes (Caergwrle) said they might con- sider whether the Apostles' Creed should be inserted, with short footnotes explaining what the meaning of the words "Holy Catholic Church" and Hell were as used in the Apostles' Creed. The Bishop of St Asaph, replying to the dis- cussion,said he had been asked to give an assurance. He could only speak for himself, but it stood to common-sense that if they wanted to show people who differed from them that they were fair-minded and broad-minded the beit w>y to prove it was by their actions. Such an action as this would bs an assurance of tLc it- gootl faitli, aid the best possible appeal that could be mi le f or the co-operation of the other side. The Rev T M Rees expressed surprise at the attitude of some Nonconformists on the committee. They were losing their ground as Nonconformists. It was denominational teaching. (Voices, No.") The suggestion of iNIr Lgwli was adople i and the syllabus was adopted, with the exception that the AposHes' Creel was referred btck for further consideration; and the Sub-committee was a)so instructed "to consider the question of including hymns.
Prestatyn. Or Livingstone. Under the auspices of the Horeb Wealeyan Literary Siciety, the Rev John Kelly gave a paper on D Livingstone on Monday night, and at the close was warmly thanked for his valuable con- tribution to the society's syllabus, on the motion of Mr Robert Jones, seconded by Mr Peter Hughes. A Drop of Water." A social gathering and lecture took place last night in connection with the Pres- byterian Literary Society. There was a good attendance, and a lecture entitled a Drop of Water," by Mr Wynne Joies, Cvlwya Bay, was much enjoyed. Mathodist New Connexion. The monthly tea in connection with Trinity Church, of which the Rev W J Townsend, D. D., is pastor, took place yesterday, when a representative company took advantage of the hospitality of Mrs A W Jones. The Property Market. There was a representative attendanca at the property-sale at the Royal Victoria Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Mr Frank Jewell, but no business was done, the bids failing to reach the reserve prices in eyery case. For the land known as Victoria Park Estate, of which there were over 12,000 square yards for disposal, the highest offer was 2 6d per yard and the bidding for two semi-detached houses on the west, side of Maes-y-groe3 ran up to 4275 iu one case and X325 in the other. Temperance Meeting. A public meeting in the interests of the tem- perance and total abstinence cause was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday night. The Rev W Lewys I).ivien prsidd, and the speakers who had promised to take part were the Revs R Morgan (representing the United Kingdom Al- liance), 0 J Davies and Dc W J Townsend. Lecture by Councillor Thomas Williams. Preachers I liave seen and heard" was the subject of an interesting lecture at Bethel Welsh Wesleyan Chapel on Tuesday night by Mr Thomas Williams, C.C. The Rev Jno Kelly presided over a very appreciative audience, and others who took part in the proceedings included Mr J E L Jones and Mr George Jones. Constitutional Club. One of the most enjoyable gatherings yet held in connection with this institution took place at the Town Hall on Tuesday night. As usual, the ladies took a prominent put in the arrangements, and deservedly came in for a Urge share of the credit for the success of the proceedings. The eentlemen, too, were by no meins "cut of it," councillor x tl bcott and Air J R fickle being par- ticulaily energetic, while Captain Miller, one of Prestatyn's new residents, proved himself an admirable chairman. The decorations were effec- tively carried out by Miss Linnell and Miss Jessie Lyne and the refreshment department was in the capable hands of Mrs J B Linnell, Airs J R Tickle, Miss Davies (Vicarage), and Miss Coward. The first part of the evening's programme consisted of a miscellaneous entertaiomenl, comprising a piano- forte duet by Miss Livesey and Miss Lyne songs by Miss Eveline Coward and Miss Inglefield,a reci- tation by Miss Getty, a duet by Miss Coulthard and Miss Summerskill, and phonograph selections by Mr Fenton.-In the course of a few remarks as chairman, Captain Miller emphasised the need for greater activity amongst the Unionists and Con- servative3 of the district. They hid for som3 time been taking matters so eiaily that the Radicals were now benefiting by their lekhargy. They had good reason to be proud of the ciuse represented there that night, and he trusted there would be a general rallying round the faithful ones who had striven so deservingly to sustain the cause in their midst. Though he was a com- paratively new resident he had been among them long enough to learn what a faithful officer they hxd in Mr Scott, whose services they could best acknowledge by showing a deeper interest in the affairs of the party in future.-Encores were fre- quent. ihe various accompaniments were shared by Miss Livesey and Miss Watt. The chairman was accorded a hearty vote of thanks on the motion of Mr Scott, seconded by Mr Worfolk, and in reply he moved a votg of thanks to the hdie3 and gentlemen who had rendered assistance in connection with the gathering, this being carried in an enthusiastic manner. Dancing w.s in- dulged in from the close of the concert until about 11 p.m., the music being provided in turn by Mrs Linnell, Miss Bracegirdle and Miss Lyne.
Education Notes. The action of the Carnarvonshire Education Committee in removing teichers, &e., without consulting local managers was strongly condemned at, a meeting of the Carnarvon District Committee on Wednesday. Some of the members suggested that they should strike. At Bangor the managers of the County Schools have held a joint mpoting to protest again3t the process of under-staffing schools which the County Committee have embarked upon. At Cardiff on Tuesday a con,est 'for two seats on tile Towa Council to fill two vacancies re3ulted in tha return of two Conservatives and loyalists by majcritiea of 454 and 379. Considerable surprise will be felt at the objection on the Flintshire Committee to have the Apostles' Creed taught in the schools, as this cree 1 is one of the formularies of Protestants as well as of the Church of England and the Church of Rome. The managers of the Gwaesyggor school have apparently finilly triumphed, for the County Edu- cation Committee is now advertising for a fresh teacher. If the report presented by the County Surveyor is to be insisted upon, r. great deal of motey will have to be spent on unprcYided schools in thi9 town and neighbourhood. It is the same all ,over the country. Churchmen in dis- tricts where the great mijority of the children taught are not churchpeole's children would act very unwisely in incurring great expenditure on their eclicoli. At Carmarthen on Wednesday, at a municipal election, a Georgean Radicil w»s defeated, and a scat gained by the pirty in favour of fair treat- ment to VoluitAry Schools. Ihe Western Mailspeaks in hopeful term3 of a settlement of the religious difficulty, and says that if the report of the Flintshire Committee with regard to the Apostles' Creed had been pressed to a division, it would have been cirried by a con- eiderable majority.
Rhuddian. The Church. Services next Sunday.—8 a.m. Holy Communion, 10 a.m Welsh, 11a.m. English, 6 p.m. English. The anthem, Seek ye the Lord, &c." by Dr J V Roberts, will be sung at the evening service. American Fair. The name of Miss Buxton, of Belmont, was in- advertently omitted from the list of contributors to the above. Advent. The address on Wednesday evening last was given by the Rev R Birker Owea, B.A., curate of Greeford. Next Wednesday it will be given by the Rev J Lewis Williams, curate of Dysertb, Funerals. The funeral took place on Frilly, at Dyserth, of Mr John Clarke, who died on the previom Tuesday, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr Edward Morgan, Par- liament Street, after a long and painful illness. Deceased had been for over 50 years a faithful and respected servant on the Bodrhyddan esttte, where his father had been before him. Tue Rev David Jones (C.M.) officialed at th3 house, and Rev J L Wdliams (curate, Dyserth) at the churchyard. Among those attending the funeral were Mr Ed M^rgun (son-in-law), Misses Mary, Sarah Ann, Harriet, and Gladys Morgan, and Tommy and Willie Morgan (grandchildren), Mr W Williams, Llandiulas (stepson), IVIri Jones, Llandudno, and Mrs Clarke, Prestatyn (sisters-in-law), Mrs H Griffith, Rhuddian (niece), Mr Clarke, Prestatyn (nephew), Miss Morgan, Mr E Hughes, Melbourne House, Dyserth, Mr W Conwy Bell, workmen on the Bodrhyddan estate, &c. The coffiin, which was of polished oak with black furniture, bore the inscription, John Clarke, died Nov 22, 1901, aged 71 years," and was made by Mr Edward Evans, Rhuddian. The hearse and conveyances were supplied by Messrs Williams, Alexandra Hotel, Rhyl. The death took p'ace on Friday, November the 25th, of Miss Catherine Twi-t, Brynyscawen, who had suffered from a lingering illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude. Miss Tw;st was a native of Rhuddian, but had re,ided for some years at Rhyl with her two sieters, where she was well known and highly respected, especially iu Church circles, as she took a deep interest in Church work, as testilied by the kind inquiries made during her illness by ouny sympathetic friends. She was the youngest daughter of the lato Richard and Mary Twist, old residonts of Rhuddian, aad had retarned to reside at Rhaddlan only very recently. Miss Twist was 51 years of age. The funeral took place on Monday at Rhuddian Churchyard, the Rev T W Vaaghan (vicar) and Rev E M Richards (Rhyl) officiating. In addition to the ganeral public the following were also present :-Al;ss Twist, llhuddlan, and Mrs Jones, Chester (sisters), Mr E T Jones, do (nephew), Miss E Jones, do (niece1, 3fro Priestner. Altrincham (niece), Mr Twist, Newpo-t Mr Jacob Jones, Mostyn Mrs Ffou'kes, St Melangell, Rhyl, Ac. Wreaths were sent by her two sisters, Mrs Jones and family, Chester Mr and Mrs Pflstner, Altrincham Dr Lloyd, Rhyl; Mr and Afrs Twist, Newport; Mrs Scott Binkes, Trefnant Mrs Campbell and family, St Asaph Mrs and Miss Ffoulkes, St Melangell, Rhyl Miss Soal, Rhyl Miss Wynne Edwards, Chester; Mr E L'oyl, Rhaggatt; Miss Roberts, Abbey House; Misb EnyoD, Hylas Mrs Edwards and family, Rhyl Mr T A Jones, Prestatyn Miss M Griffith, Rhuddian. The coffin was of polished oak, and was the work of Mr Rich d Williams, Castle Inn. The following verses were con- tributed by an old frienl Gone home, to be with Jesus, 'Mid all that's bright and fair; Gone home, now resting calmly, Amid the loved ones there. Gone where no earthly sorrow Can ever enter in, The pain and weariness all pas;, No blight, no grief, no sin. Gone, just a crossing over, To yonder heavenly 1 md Safe guided by a lamp of 1< ve, Held by a Father's hand. He saw His child was weary, Waiting for break of day, And stooping down so lovingly, He carried her away.
Towyn, Abergele. Tamperanoe Association. The annual meeting of the Abergele district branch of the Denbighshire and District Temper- ance Association took place at the C.M. Chapd, Towyn, on Monday. Mr J R Ellis, Abergele, presided over a representative attendance. The afternoon proceedings included a conference on the best means of promoting the cause of temperance, in the course of which several helpful Suggestions were thrown oul. A series of meetings to be held in the district shortly was larranged. Officers for the ensuing year wore elected as follows President: Rev. 0 V Jones, Bettws vice-presi- dent Rev R Williams, Towyn treasurer, Miss Jones, Abergelo; secretary, Mr Henry Lloyd, Llysfaen. At the close of the afternoon meeting the delegates were entertained to tea in the schoolroom, given by :members of the chapel. At a public meeting held in the evening, Mr J R Ellis presiding, stirring addresses were given by the Reva 0 Foulkes (Bettws) and Roberts (Abergele), and Mr Hugh Edwards (Rhyl). The singing was led by a juvenile choir under the leadership of the Rev. R Williams.
tern Meiriadog. A Heir to Plas-yn Cefn. Mrs II W Williams-Wynn gave birth to a son and heir at Dolben, St. Asaph, on Wednes- day morning. Both mother and son are-doing well. The event has caused great rejoicing among the tenantry. Major Williams-Wynn was married last January to Miss Elizabeth Ida Lowther, of Swillington House, Yorkshire (niece of the late Righb Hon James Lowther).
RHYL DISTRICT. I 4' 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 Diy Dnring Season at HUBBATUYS (Commerce Houie), The Cash Drapers. HATWTOOD'S, 35 Queen Street. Rhyl.-For Fishing Tackle, price and quality cannot be beaten. Flies from 1/-dozen. The oldest Fishing Tackle dealers in Wales established over 40 years. Fifty gross of choice Flies to choose from at Hatvvood's Grand Display of Novelties at Commo ce House Every Day this Week, HUBBARD'S (the Cash Drapers). CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS.—B ry your Pudding Bowls and Moulds at BSECd'S G1,-IS3 and China Depot, 19 Wellington lioad, Hhyl. Immense stock of all sizes. Note address. If you wint gool POTATOES s >nd t) ',IOOSE & CO., S.P.Q.K. Stores, for sample at Wholesale Prices. La Bonbonniare. We notics that at this well-known sweetmeat establishment, in Queen Street, Miss Holloway has made elaborate preparations for the festive season." Her stock of Christmas novelties is one of the most comprehensive in North Wales, and her prices arc most reasonable. Of chocolates and bou-bons there is a magnificent assortment. The Law. In the list of the successful candidates in the final examination for the L\w appears the name of Mr Basil Wynn Edwards, ellest son of tha Rev D Edwards, vicar of St. Saviour's, Leicester (late vicar cf Rhyl). Mr Edwards commencoi his articles with Mr F J Gamlia, and wAs transferred to Messrs Seabroke and Soa, Rugby. The Religious Revival. The Bo-called religious revival in Wales has been carried to some interesting if not altogether edifying extremes, ani if we are to believe all we read the infection has epreid to Rhyl. A hoarding announcement of a local furniture sale this week concluded with a truly evangelical exhortation, in bold typo, thus Co ri,) Come You are cordially invited. Hyma books provided. All seats free." The illusion needs no explanation, but the sincerity of the billposter is open to doubt. Assistance for tha Unemployed. An expectant throng of working men gathered outside the Town Hall on Friday last to await the result of a meeting in connection with the Rhyl Poor Relief Fund, but they were doomed to disappointment if they expected assistance that day. As a matter of fact the committee were confronted with an adverse balance. Ir, was de- cided, however, to open a subscription list at once, and to give help in necessitous cases as early as possible. Tho Mysterious Woman. List week we roferred to the supposed appear- ance and disappearance of a mysterious woman in the evenings in the vicinity of the cemeteries. She was alleged to be able to fly aorois the fields at the approach of any person. Hundreds of persons have been flocking into the neighbourhood during the past week, trampling gardens, and making dread- ful noises, calculated to frighten an asylum full of other idiots. A good many practical and silly jokes have been played, and the services of the police have been requisitioned in the neighbour- hood on several occasions until a late hour. Of course there was nothing in the rumour about the wild woman, although a large number of credulous persons are prepared to state that they have seen one. Sale of Work at the Church House. The annual sale of work in couneetioa with the four Churches in Rhyl will be op3ned next Wed- nesday, at three o'clock, by the Ven. Archdeacon Wynne Jones. The Vicar appeals in the Piriah Magazine" for the help of all Churchpeople to make the sale a thorough success, and w-, heartily endorse his appeal. The names of the lailies in charge of the stalls arc a snffijiont gmrautea thit there will be a good show of saleable articles on view. We presume that a very lArg,3 number of Churchpeople have also mide their gifts to the stalls. We hope that the number of p.irehisera on Wednesday and Thursday next will be larger than ever. Even if some are not able to mike any con- siderable purchases, they cAn show their sympathy and interest by their presence at the sile. The proceeds are divided amojgst objects which must commend themselves to all, such as the great missionary societies, clothiug clubs, and Church funds. Death of Alderman Bromloy. We regret to announce the death of Mr Uria Bromley, of Holywell, the news of which must have come as a shock to many of his friends in Flintshire. The sad event took plice on Sunlay last at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr James Edwards, of Liverpool. He had led an active and useful public life, and had reached the ripe age of 73 years. By his death another vacancy occurs on the aldermanic bench of the Flintshire County Council, of which authority hia son Mr R chird Bromley is the :respected clerk. Deceased had been ailing for some time. Deceased resided for some yeirs at Rhyl, and alsdat Chester. and atone time was a member of the Town Council there, but some twenty-five years ago he went to reside at Holywell on becoming minaging director of the Welsh Flannel Mills there. H was largly con- nected with public matters in the coaoty, and was a member of the Holywell Urban Council, and one of the governors of the Holywell County School. He was concerned in the lead-mining industry of Flintshire, and was a director of several mining companies. In politics he was a staunch Liberal, and one of the foremost leaders of the party in the county. At election times he was a strenuous worker, and in 1886 did much towards securing the return of Mr Samuel Smith. Sooial at St. Mary s. Oa Thursday evening, November 24th, a social tea, followed by an excellent entertainment was given in St. Mary's School, under the patronage of the young men of the congregation. Father Swift, S.J, took the chair, and Rev Father O'lhrman was alao in attendance. A goodly number partook of tea, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, re- galing on the good things providod. A much larger audience assembled to hear the rendition of a varied programme. All the artistes acquitted them- s Ives admirably. The items were as under: Duet, "The Fishermen," Messrs W Whelan and J Wilcox; song, "Sing me to sleep," Miss M Cough- Ian flute solo, "The flight of ages," Mr D Naismith song, "Rocked in the cradle of the deep," Mr R Goodwin humoroua recitation, A death in the house" (encored), followed by How little Bessie fell asleep," Miss Lily Davies one string violin solo, The Lost Chord" (encored), followed by Home Sweet Home," also giving at a later st-ige Van Biene's famous air, "The Broken Melody," Mr Mills, accompanied on the piano by his brother character song, And the Captain said, I'll stick to my ship" (rapturously re-de- manded), Mr J McManus; humorous duet, Very suspicious," Miss H Hughes and Mr J Wilcox song, "The baby and the fly," Master W Taylor song, II Asthore," charmingly sung by Mrs Parrish mandoline solo, "Bras'a'a Serenata" played beautifully by Miss Ada Shepherd and accompanied sympathetically by Misa Leonie Boullemier glee, "Hail, smiling morn," Choir. At an interval in the proceedings Mr J Foster, chairman of the Socials Committee, made a brief speech of thanks to those present for their patronage, and trusted they would do all in their power to make these;retiniona better known. Rev Father Swift also addressed words of kindly encouragement to both promoters and audience. Miss Agnes McWalter accompanied most of the selections very efficiently. The National Anthem concluded a very enjoyable evening. The com- mittee are to be congratulated on the unqualified success of this first social tea, and a special word of commendation is due to the lady helpers, more especially to Misses H Hughes and L Fazackerley, who worked eo ungrudgingly to assure its suocess. Christ Church. The weekly teas in connection with Water Street English Congregational Church were re- started on Wednesday, when a goodly number were present to show their appreciation of Miss Thompson's hospitality. The temptingly laid out tables mere presided over by Miss Thompson and Mrs Rawlins, assisted by othei ladies. A vote of thanks to the donor of the tea was carried with acclamation, on the motion of Mr P Mostyn Williams, seconded by Mr J W Jones. Next week's tea will be given by Mrs Robins. Death of the Eisteddfod Crown Prize Winner. The Rev R M Humphreys, Baptist Minister, Llanolly, died suddenly, at his residence, early on Wednesday morning. He was better known by his bardic title (Machno), having won the Crown prize at Rhyl Eisteddfod and a number of other premier competitions at various eisteddfodau. He was a prominent figure in the bardic circle of the National Eisteddfod, Royal Alexandra Hospital. The following gifts have been received and are acknowledged with many thanks:— Pheasants, the Duke of Westminster. Lord Mostyn Illustrated papers, Miss Perks; clothing, Miss Meyrick scrip books. Mrs Taverner. Princes Street Literary Society. On Wedncsllay evening, under the presidency of Mr E Parker Davie,.R, a debate to ik place on "Does modern dress need reform?" The affirmative wa3 taken up by Miss l ulhflo Griffiths, and the negv- tive by Mr D MoLinan (in the uuavoidible absence of Miss Vaughan Jones). The following members took put in the debateMr Percy Davies, Miss Magg e Jones, Rev J Verrier Jones, Miss Parker Davies, and others. There was a good gathering, and at the voting the affirmitive was carried by a large majority. Brunswick Chapel. The work of renovaticg this place of wcrahip, in Brighton Road, is now complete, and his been carried out by Mr Egerton to the satisfaction of all concerned. Re-opening services, to be con- ducted by the pastor, Rev E Humphreys, have been arranged for Sunday next, when the public will be able to testify for themselves to the smart appearance of the building.—At a mceting cf the Hrunswick Literary Society on Monday nighi, Mr Humphreys presiding, a studious psperon "Divine Election was read by Mr J Thomas Jones. A #ery impressive devotional meeting followed, re- markable for ths earnestness which characterised the efforts of the young people taking part in it.- Miss Lalla Thomas and Miss Lillie Evans were responsible for the tea yesterday afternoon, to which a largt company sat down. Cilohrist Lectures. The last of the course will be given on Monday next, subject: Labour and Art in English Life, illustrated by Greek Art." The lecturer is the learned Dr C Waldstein, who, the press records, is able to present his subject iu an attractive wAy not only to academic audiences but to large popular audiences of working people. He is well known for his researches ia classical archie ology. He directed the excavations of the site of ancient Platrea, 1889-90, Eretria (toTib of Aristotle),1891, and the Heraion of Argus, 1892 95. The Balls. A peal was run on the St Thomas' bells on Wednesday, they having been first rung 25 years to that day. Death. The death of Mr G Clotigh, of Plas Clough, near Rhyl, took place this week at a comparatively early age. Mr Clough, who was connected with an ancient lineage in North Wales, had been reeiding in Rhyl for some yejrs, and ha leaves a wife and one child. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the body being tsvkea to St Ann's Church, in which the deceased gentleman had taken tome interest. The R 3rs T Jenkins, Peter Jones, aad T W \aughan (in wiloif3 parish Mr Clough was residing) officiated at tho funeral, the body being interred in the new Church Cemetery. Carmsl Chapel. The Welsh Independents turned up in good num- bers to a te). in the Queen Street Schoolroom yesterday afternoon, given by Mr and Mrs E P Griffiths, Sussex Street. There was a dainty spread, and amongst those assisting at the tables and in other ways were the Misses Griffiths, Miss Jones (River Street), Miss Basnett, Miss Jones (60 West Parade), Miss Jones (King's Avenue), Mrs Edward Jones (Wellington Road), and Miss Davies (Bodfari). A miscellaneous entertainment followed, the programme being arranged by Mr Henry Jones, Bedford Street. Sale of Work. In connection with Immanuel Congregational Church, a sale of work was held yesterday, and drew together a 1-.rge company of workers and buyers. The stalls were well arranged and laden with various useful and fancy articles, and an additional attractioa was provided in the shape of a Christmas tree. The refreshment stall was under the superintendence of M fa Pepper & Miss Gertrude and G wendoline Hughe3, and the Miin83 Harrison, Wa'te, Horrie Williams (R ver Street), and Lloyd (Victoria Buildingi, High Street). Tae fancy goods department was looked after by Mr3 and Miss Birnett, Nlra Liwrenco (Eist Parade), Mrs A Lawrence (High Stieat), Mrs Winterbottom,' Mrs Barrett, Mrs Jone3 and Miss Evans (Gronant Street) while the general stall was superintended by Mr Baruett, and Miss B MeEjven waa in attendance at the Christmas tree. Tne side- shows included an art gallery in the charge of Messrs A Lawrence and Jno Williams, and a doctor's consulting room in the occupation of Mr Jno DIXOD. Little Miss Gertrude Lawrence acted as flower girl, and helpers in other directions included the Rev E E and lrd Ingham, Mr and Master F Greenslade and Masters C Stuart and A Ingham. Mrs Lawrence, East Parade, in responding to Mr Ingham's invitation to declare the sale open, said the ample and effective display before her was evidence, if any were needed, of the regard in which the services of their pastor was held (applause). The object of the sale was a deserving one, and she trusted it would receive the base support of all comers (applause).—Business then proceeded, and at intervals selections of music were discoursed, Mr F C Birnett being responsible for the programm?. Among the other attractions was character reading by Madame Dore. The sale will be continued this evening (Friday) at six o'olosk. English Wesleyans. The third social of the season in connection with the English Wesleyan Church took place last, night, when a very large number responded to the invitatioa of Mrs R W Roberts (John Street) and Mril J Enilyrn. Tnanks to the artistic ability of several young ladies, the schoolroom had a very attractive appearance; and the numerous guests received every attention from the hosteisci and their willing band of assis- tants. Under the direction of Mr G R Lawrence a miscellaneous program-ne wis gone through, th-3 following items being contributed :Pianof,)rte solo, Miss Mabel Hughes; recitation, "Beautiful Snow," Miss Nantw Evans; song, Mr J Mortis Jones; violin solo, Miss Mabel Bibby; duet, "Tell ine, gentle stranger," Miss Lily Evans and Mr J Morris Jones song, The Veteran's Song," Mr J Francis Jones, There were also phonograph selections, and various games and competition helped to make up a highly successful gathering. St Ann's Church Choir. In aid of the funds of St Ann's Church Choir and organ, an entertainment was given in the Church House last night. The arrangements were chiefly ia the hinds of Miss Hugh-Jones and the Rev Peter Jones, who with the assistance of other williug helpers were able to submit for the delic- tation of those who patronised the entertainment a highly enjoyable bill of fare. There was an over- flowing audience, and the various items were enthusiastically received. The sketches were the feature of the entertainment. The pro. gramme, as arrranged, was as follows Pianoforte duet, Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Watling comedietta, 11 Tom's Arrival," characters (Misa Patience, Miss Prudence, Miss Penelope) Mis3 Hugh-Jones and the Misses Owen-Jones song, in character, Misj O'Farrell; song, Rev Peter Jones duet, Ttie Minute Gun," Masters D Radcliffe, Henry Davies, J Russell Jones and Alfred Woodhouse song, "Love's Coronation," Mrd Tayleur (violin obligato, Miss M Rees); dialogue, 11 Geate LNIiese3 Oweu-Jones; violin solo, Miss Sheffield song, Mrs Tayleur duett, Batty Wyn, fy Nghariad," Revs Peter Jones and T Jenkios farce, entitled Incompati- bility of Temper," characters: Mr Worritt (Mr WatJiog), Mrs Worritt (Miss Hugh-Jones), Miss Selina SVleetner (Mias O'Farrell). The procoediag.s terminated with a vote of thanks to the promoters, on tho proposition of the Vicar. The Footpaths. One of the greatest boons a town can possess just now ia well kept, footpaths. But we are afraid that in this respect Rhyl is far behind many towns of even more modest pretentions. If only they had the money to spend the Council might usefully employ the out-of-works to be met with at the street corners from day to day in relaying the greater part of our footpaths, which in some places are much worse than the roads, especially in wet weather. The Council's coffers may be very low at present, but for the sake of the town's credit step3 ought to be taken to improve the condition of some of the footpaths before auolher season.' Hockey. The Rhyl Club journeyed to Carnarvon yester day, and won the tirst match of the season, of th e list of fixtures arranged for tho first team, by 3 goals to nil. The Rhyl team turned out as follows :—Goal, Theo Lewis backs, D Newing and H Neleon half backs, C E Totty, W Gunner (captain), and Ll B Evans forward*, II Judson, F Connah, H Connah, A W Lewis, and W Bailey. The scorers were Gunner, Connah and Bailey. To-morrow (Saturday) the Rhyl Club play Llan. rwst at Rhyl (Vale Road). Local Roligious Activity. The spirit of the Welsh religious revival, as it is styled, seems to have spread to this town. Evid- ence of this is afforded by the number of devotional meetings being held this week in connection with different local denominations. Some of them, we understand, have been of quits a moving character. 0