i T, M.DAVIES DISPENSING CHEMIST, BODFOR STREET. National Telephone No 0167 The West Parade branch is now closed for the Winter, and orders received at BODFOR STREET will have prompt attention. —nmcBiwumiigggq—awqagwaa—p—aeawMneMsi N tioaal Telephone, No 2. Telegram#—Ellit, Rhyl <TBE BEST IN THE WORLD.' ELLIS'S CLE&NUVET WHISKEY. Cuaranteed 12 Years Old. ASK FOR illlS'S RED DRAGON BRAND And See that you get it. Not a Headache in a Hogshead Sole Proprietor- J. U. Ellis llSl 2 Water-st, Rhyl Full Price Lists of Wines, Spirits, &c. on application. H. A. STEER, WINE MERCHANT 73 High Street, Rhyl. (Near th Fountain). \JOLD LABEL HIGHLAND WHISKY As supplied, to COL. COJINIPALLIS WEST,Ruihit Casil during the visit of H. 31. KING EDWARD VII. May, 1898. Special Value In Clarets: CHATEAU MOUTON D'ARM AIL H ACQ, Grand Yin Vintaze 1900, 18s ppr doz. CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE (Sarget), Vintage 1900, 2is per (I-z. VIN ORDINAIRE (Selected), 12s. dozen. BASS'S ALF., in 9 and 18 gallon Casks, from per gallon Do. IMLE ALE, at Is 8d per gallon. GUINNESS' DUBLIN STOUT, in Cask and Bottle. KING EDWARD Vfl. I iqueur Quality, very old SCOTCH WHISKY, guaranteed Pure Malt. Distilled in Scotland from the finest Malted Barley. JOHN JAMESON'S IRISH WHISKY. WREXHAM LATER BRER Bass'& Co's Light Bottl'g Ale: Imperial Pints, 2/6 per do naif Pints, 1/6 per doz Sparkling Saumur; finest extra quality. Hade and fermented on exactly tho same principle as the finest Champagnes. Recommonded with the ntmost onfid enco to the connoisseur and invalid. Bottles, 48* ioz. Half Bottles 24s. T-ilegrams-" Steer Rhyl." Telephone—No r Price Lists on Application. Jewellery and Silver Plate. LARGEST AND BEST STOCK IN PHYL Why pay city prices when yon can purcnas3 cne same goods at thii establishment and save per cent ? Gem Rings from 3/6 to £100. Brooches from J to £100. Large stock 22ct. Wedding Ring C) 0 SOLD BY WEIGHT. Hall marked Silver Goods from 1/1. Note my prices before buying elsewhere. Old Goll and Silver purchased for cash or taken in exchange S. BODDINGTON, Note Address 28 Queen Street (UNDER THE CLOCK) Telephone 0191. Fred Roberts &Co House and Hotel Furnishers, RHYL (and Colwyn). Extensive Alterations. NEW SHOWROOM Wen Stocked with Choice FURNITURE Of every description. INSPECTION INVITED. Large Stock of NOVELTIES suitable for CHRISTMAS PRESENTS See Windows. F.R. & Co. will give a Splendid Picture to purchasers of 5s. worth and upwards.
Claims of Welsh Voluntary Schools. In an article in the December number of the "Empire Review" Mr David Williams, a Welsh barrister, deals with the claims of Welsh Voluntary schools and attempts "a refutation of Mr Lloyd- George's claims for complete popular con- trol of such schools. He goes back to the Commission of 1846 in order to show how backward at that time Wales was in the matter of elementary education. He estimates that in 1846 out of 131,276 children 59,082 did not attend schools of any kind in Wales. In order to show the re ative interest of the various religious Jbidie3 in popular education the writer bives a table from which it appears that the Church of England had 581 schools ¡ and 35,600 scholars, the Independents 30 schools and 1,631 scholars, the Calvinistic I Methodists 20 schools and 780 scholars, the Baptists 18 schools and 746 scholars, the Wesleyans seven schools and 561 scholars, and Roman Catholics and other denomination, 20 schools and 1,083 scholars. Mr Williams points triumph- antly to these figures as proving how much more the Church did in those dark days for education than Nonconformists did. In reply to the figures showing that Wales to-day spends more out of the rates on education than England or Scot- land, Mr Williams argues that if this is so it proves more than ever the sacrifices of Churchmen in paying these high rates and in addition maintaining schools of their own. Then as regards inter- mediate education Mr Williams quotes Lord Aberdare's Committee's report to support his theory that up to that time the provision for higher education in Wales had been made entirely by Church- men." The writer's final conclusion is this. "So far from supporting Mr ( Lloyd-George's claim for complete popu- lar control of the Voluntary schools of Wales the history of the 'sacriifces'macle by 'the Welsh people' in establishing their 4 effective educational system' demands rather that the 'sacrifices of' Welsh Churchmen should be recognised and respected." The Bishop and the Schools. The Bishop of St. Asaph has written another article to a review on the Educa- tion difficulty, and in the course of which he says :—"The Nonconformist wants half of the bargain of 1870, which favoured him, to be retained, and the half which favoured the Voluntary schools to be rejected. There is neither honour nor justice, nor fairness in this demand, and until the Nonconformists abandon this inequitable position, Churchmen must fight to the last ditch for their schools. A fresh settlement, if you want it, but it must be a fresh settlement all round Turning to the larger issues involved, the greatest danger ahead seems to be this I ?I If the present wrang'e goes on, the Secularist will step in and possess the schools. To those who are striving for their religion and not for their schools any denominational loss would be small in comparison with such a national dis- aster as the triumph of Secularism. But what hope is there of a workable settle- ment ? Nonconformists who claim free- dom for themselves must give freedom to others. If religion is to be taught in the schools, Nonconformist must not claim to dictate the character of that instruction. If the Church gives up control, Noncon- formists must give up the Cowper-Temple test and, in the words of Lord Rosebery, they must ''give the freest, warmest, and most sympathetic admission to recognised ministers of religion to teach the children of their own congregations and their own creed." This must be within school hours in all the elementary schools of the country. For this is the only equitable settelment possible. I believe Churchmen will never abandon the struggle until the principle I have stated has been granted. The Church schools in Wales stand in the forefront of the battle, and with their fate is bound up that of the Church schools in England." The Revival and Politics. Some districts in Wales at the present time are passing through a religious revival of a pronounced type amongst Nonconformists, but surely it is rather going beyond the mark for Welsh revol- ters to claim this revival as a mark of divine favour upon their work Yet a writer in the "Tyst," the Congregational organ, says: "These weeks God has visited our people in a remarkable way. In the midst of our fears and anxieties lo here comes the sound of a mighty (and irresistible revival, the sound of rejoicing and victory. If we have incur- red the frowns of bishops, this affords a timely proof that God is not angry with us. Had we, as a nation, gone astray, had forsaken the paths of righteousness and judgment, is this the way heaven would recompense us ? The fact is, this iniquitous Act (the Education Act) has aroused the consciences of thousands." We believe that the prime movers in the revival have probably never given a thought to the Welsh revolt, and care nothing about Mr Lloyd George or his plan of campaign. It would be a great pity to see this awakening utilized for despicable political objects. The Rev Hugh Hughes, however, at Rhos, said he believed one of the effects of the revival would be to give the populace backbone to fight political, moral and social strug- gles. One of these political struggles, it seems, is directed to thwart those who desire to give religious education to their own children in their own way in the Elementary Schools Surely a very un- worthy object for a religious revival. Mr Lloyd-George as a Patriot. The Liberal Publication Department has issued a speech by Mr Lloyd-George under the somewhat startling title of Patriotism and Free Trade." This is the first time we have heard of Mr Lloyd- George as a patriot. We thought that word was missing from that litte Eng- lander's vocabulary. It appears, however, that we arc mistaken. Mr Lloyd-George is a patriot-but not one of the ordinary kind. His patriotism does not find agree- ment in bringing the South African War to a successful conclusion, or in vindica- ting our treaty with Tibet. If our name had been in India and Tibet a bye word for weakness, Mr Lloyd-George would have expressed his pleasure, Mr Lloyd- George's patriotism is of an entirely dif- ferent character. He feels the truer patriotism when he contemplates the spectacle of this little island in the sea, one-thirtieth part of the size of the United States of America, standing against con- tinents armed at all points with the most scientifically devised tariffs, standing alone, armed only with the weapon of freedom, and yet beating them all on land and sea." That is Mr Lloyd-George's patriotism. We are pleased to think that he is capable of these high feelings. But we would point out that as for being armed with the weapon of freedom," the weapon is blunt on one edge, for foreign countries are free to sell to us, but we are not free to sell to them and, as for beating them all, statistics tend to show that our victories are neither so great nor so decisive as they were. Be- sides, patriotic as Mr Lloyd-George is in commercial matters, we venture to ask him, Is it business ? The Case of the Unemployed. The Prime Minister has doae well firmly to refuse the request made to him that Parliament should be called together for a winter session to consider the question 1 of the unemployed. The fatal argument j against the proposal is that of the Prime 1 Minister, that it would be impossible for Parliament to do anything if they did meet. The need is urgent, and the remedy should be immediate. But Parliament would talk on week after week, and, if it arrived at any conclusion favourable to the provision of State employment, Bills would have to be introduced which would certainly be delayed by the criti- cisms and amendments of members who are opposed to State Socialism. So that before Parliament could do anything the necessity would be passed. Such schemes as have been suggested for finding work for the unemployed invite, and would no doubt receive, copious discussion. There are, we regret to say, a number of men out of work at Rhyl. ê think 8iIi of them might find enjoyment ere if they only sought it. The Engineer has been glad to recommend as many Rhyl men as were prepared to off Ci, their ser- vices at the new reservoir but we can well imagine that no large number of men care to banish themselves intoli region which has become quite inhol^ pitafcle by reason of the bad weather and"^ the long distance the workmen have to walk before they can find a house wherein to lay down their heads at night. The Weather. Our town has again been favoured with beautiful sunshine and clear skies with immunity from snow and frost, up to last evening, whilst other less :for- tunate towns have been fogbound. On Thursday a splendid high tide was witnessed. Heavy breakers rolled in majestically and broke into vo'umes of iridesceut spray, the bight-especially at the east end—being extremely beautiful. for the waves, hurled with terrific force against the sea wall, were thrown a great height!before descending on the landward side of the wall. So great was the impact that a further breach in the wall seemed imminent. To the west the majestic range of Snowdonian mountains were clothed in a mantle of dazzling white- ness, every peak and height showing vivid- ly against the blue sky. Iu the gardens in the town many roses are yet in bloom in addition to other sweet blossoms, witnessing unmistakably to the mildness of the weather.
Church Sale of Work at Rhyl. THE ARCHDEACON OF WREXHAM AND THE USE OF BAZAARS. The annual sale of work in connection with the four Rhyl Churches, and which has for its object the raising of funds for missionary work abroad, and in aid of the various local institutions carried on undor the auspices of the Churches, was held in the Church House on Wednesday and yesterday. The arrangements were mainly in the hands of the lady workers of the four congregations, and the result of thsir labours was the bringing together of a wonderful variety of articles for both ornamental purposes and every-day use. The display at the opening ceremony on Wednesday was one of the prettiest we have seen in connection with this annual event. The stalls were artistically got up, the framework being adorned with graceful folds of bunting of different colours, and the free use of Chinese lanterns in the decoration of the room added still further to the picturesqueness of the scene. The first stall to arrest attention as one entered the room was that on which was dis played a most tempting variety of refresh- ments, a welcome sight especially for those coming from a distance. It was in the charge of Miss Williams (Alexandra Hotel), assisted by Mrs and Miss Parry, the Misses Hushon, Evans, Brownlow, Roberts, and Norman, and Mr Fritz Schwarzbech. Close by was a fancy goods stall containing a charming variety of articles for household adornment lovely samples of drawn thread work, dainty contra pieces, cushions, and many other pretty things that one delights to see in a drawing-room. The ladies in charge were Mrs and Miss Eyton Lloyd, Mrs Tayleur, Miss Prichard, Mrs Storey, Miss I Evans, Miss Roberts, Misses Muspratt, Miss Perks. At another stall opposite, equally attractive, Mrs Lloyd (Vicarage), Mrs L J Roberts, and Mrs Da Rance also did a brisk business in fancy goods. [ At the stall superintended by Mrs Hugh- Jones, Mrs Goodwin, Mra David Thomas, Mrs Lewis Jones, Mrs Davies (Beechwood Road), and Mi<s Hugh-Jones there was a choice variety of more useful goods, but no less pleasing in workmanship, of great variety aud fit to find a place in any home. The St John's Stall comprised a miscellaneous collection of plain and fancy work, and was presided over by Mrs W J Davies, Mrs Grosvenor, Mis Hutton, Mrs and Miss Webb, Miss Grosvenor and Miss Brattan. The Bijou Stall, attended by the Misses Lloyd (Vicarage), Mdlle Gibert, Miss Gamlin and Miss Croudep, proved a centre of attraction for visitors on the lookout for something novel and pretty for their mantelpieces and brackets at home. For the opening ceremony on Wednesday afternoon the services of the Ven. Archdeacon Wynne-Jones, vicar of Oswestry, who has been well acquainted with Rhyl for many years, had been secured, and at the appointed hour he appeared on the platform accompanied by the Vicar of Rhyl (Rev Thos. Lloyd), and Messrs S Perks, J.P., and H A Tilby. The Vicar, in calling upon the Archdeacon to open the sale of work, said there neyer was an occasion when words of introduction were more needless (applause). The Archdeacon was a great bazaar opener—(laughter)—and they were doubly indebted to him that day inasmuch as this was the second year in succession that he had undertaken to declare the sale open, though on the last occasion he did it by deputy, finding a very good substitute in the person of th) Bishop of the diocese (applause). They heartily welcomed him amongst them, feeling sure of his sympathy with them in their work (applause). The Archdeacon, after a humorous al'usion to his association with bazaars in the past, de- scribed the one he was about to open as a kind of omnibus bazaar, seeing that it was intended more or less to supply the needs of different organizations connected with the four Rhyl churches. Although he saw a very extensive and beautiful collection of articles before him, it seemod to him that they would have to buy and sell very hard indeed if they meant to see that neither of the four churches would suffer. The parish of Rhyl was one of the most important in the diocese, and now was the opportunity for people to demonstrate that they recognised this—(hear, hear)- for a sensa of importance ought to be accompanied by a sense of responsibility (applause). It was over thirty years ago since he began the practice of attending bazaars at Rhyl, and many things had taken place since then. He had often heard much criticism levelled against bazaars, but when all was said and done they afforded many people the means of doing some real work in aid of the cause they were promoted to assist. They were a means by which a labour of love could be brought to bear on a cause which would not otherwise touch it (applause). One of the greatest difficulties of the present age was to sustain interest in the various organisations, and he looked upon bazaars and sales of work as one of the means for keeping up the flame of zeal. Concluding, he ex- pressed a hope that Rhyl would remember its importance in the diocese, and do its duty (accordingly (applause). He then formally declared the sale open, and wished the pro- moters success. Mr S Perks, J.P., proposed a vote of thanks to the Archdeacon, and remarked that as his recollecion8 of Rhyl carried him back so many years he must be gratified at the great advance the parish had made, not only in the matter of Church building but also in regard to Church work (applaus?). He thought their vicar and his predecessors deserved great credit for what had been accomplished in this direction (ap- plause). Mr H A Tilby, in seconding the motion, spoke of the Archdeacon as a man whose whole life wa3 devoted to the work of the Church, and said that no man in the diocese, unless it was the Bishop, led a more active life on behalf of the Church (applause). The takings on the first day amounted to R102 8s 6d, and yesterday to £37. The decorations in the room were most effec- tively arranged, the work of Mr Gwilym Humphreys. I
Prestatyn. C E.T.S. 4 Under he auspices of the local branch of the Church of England Temperance Society a meeting was held in the Church Room ou Monday night, when a stirring address was given by Archdeadon Wynne-Jone?. The Vicar (Rev O J Davies) pre- sided. Debate. At a meeting of the Liberal Club Debating Society last Friday evening, the Rev M F Wynne presiding, a discussion took place on "The Nationalisation of Railways, Mines, Canals, &c." Councillor Thomas Jones, J. P., opened with a speech in favour of tho nationalisation of these undertakings, and hi3 views were supported by Councillor T Parry Williaiiis, and Messrs H R Hughos, Hughes (Maelor Home), and othert. The oppot-its v;cw was taken by Mr VVm. Thomas, Town Surveyor, and his supporters included Coun- cillor Peter Elli-, Mr Wm. Dnies and others. On a division the Ayes had it by a. considerable majority. ewsn Clyndwr." At Tuesday night's meeting of the Literary Society in connection with Btjthel Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, the Rev Jno. Kelly presiding, an interesS- ing piper, "Owen Glyndwr" was read by MrJ R Williams. Others who took part in the proceed- ings included Messrs Thos. Wiliiims, C.C., J E L Jones, T Piiry Williains and George Jones and a beuty vote of thaokj to the contributor of the paper brought the meeting to a close. The Religious Revival" May be said to hive reiched Prestatyn. At any rate amongst the chapel folk strong efforts are just now being made by means of nightly prayer meet- ings to bring about a general "spiritual awakening." Christ Church Literary Society. The opening meeting in connection with this institution took place in the Church Room on Tuesday evening. The Vicar (Rev 0 J Davies) presided over a fair attendance, and expressed his pleasure that at last they had such a society in connection with the Church. He trusted it would prove beneficial to both the young and old of the parish. Mr L J Roberts, H.M.I.S,. gave a lecture on Eiward I. in Wales," a subject he handled in a masterly way, his treatment of the various local events of importance in those far-off days appealing to his audience very forcibly. (This lecture of Mr Roberts' has already appeared in the Journal.") At the close the lecturer was warmly thanked, on the motion of Mr E Williams, seconded by Mr W Ioglefield. Personal. We are glad to learn that Councillor W H Coward, J.P., is recovering from the indisposition which ha3 lately compelled him to leave business matters alone awhile, and W3 hope soon to con- gratulate him upon complete restoration to health. Wanted, a Public Library. Prestatyn people are not a little envious of the attention which their friends Sir Charles McLaren, M.P., and Lady McLaren have been bestowing upon the Leicestershire village of Croft, famous for its granite quarries. Thanks to their generosity, Croft now possesses a commodious and well appointed public hall, whero its inhabitants, young and old, irrespective of creed or politic*, may gather 'or recreation and edification. The ltJenia ceremony took place a few days ago, when the munificence of Sir Charles and Lady McLaren (who were both present) was fifctiogly recognisad. Prestatyn boasts both a Liberal and a Conservative Club, and the two insti- tutions are just now very much alive. But it is the desire of many of the townspeople to see a Public Library erected in their midst. The quostion of ways and means, however, presents an obstacle not easily surmounted, especially having regard to the town's finances and tho upward tendency of the ratfs. Bub what about Mr Andrew Carnegie ? He is not the most unap- proachable man in the world. Nor do we think ib beyond the bounds of possibility that those having a considerable interest in the town and neighbourhood would gladly h-lp if the matter wore taken up in earnest. Public opinion on the matter wcul 1 at any rate be welcomed. Advent Sorvloes. A series of English service for Wednesday evenings and Welsh services for Thursday even- ings has been commenced at the Parish Church. On Wednesday last, the Rov D C Owen, vicar choral of S Asaph, wes the preacher, and last night the Rev T Jenkias, Rliyl, occupied the pulpit. Next w(e-. tiie R?v T J Roberts, Flint, will preach at the Welsh service. A Treat In Store. A Christmas Tree" has bon arranged for Thursday next, a", the Town Hali, the proceeds of which will go towards tha extinction of a debt of £ 35 on the Church Room. The Education Aot. The member3 of the Prestatyn Constitutional Association turned up at the Club in good numbers on Wednesday night, for the purpose of hearing an address by Mr H A Tilbv, of Rhyl, ou the Education Act. The R;v 0 J Davies presided, and an enthusiastic rec;ptirn was accorded the speaker of the evening. Mr Tilby dealt with the Act as only one who i as made a thorough study of its provisions can handle it, and hij exposure of the many misrepreientatio is concerning it was very telling. A discussion followed, and amongst those taking part were Councillors W H Cowsrd, J.P., and T J Scott, and Messrs Worfolk, B Winterbottom (Rhyl), Davies, &e. At the close Mr Tilby was heartily thanked for his address, as was also the Vicar for presiding. At the same meeting a large committee was appointed to look after the Prestatyn polling district.
Hockey Following up their victory over the Carnarvon Club on Thursday of last week, the Rhyl team gained a handsome win of 6 goals to 1 against Llanrwst at Rhyl on Saturday last. The home team had all their own way throughout tho game, and the score should have been further increased were it not for a few bad shots at goal. Rhyl had the advantage of the inclusion in the team of Alf Vaughan, who intends to pay regularly, and alto- gether the Rhyl Club has the material for one of the finest teams in the country. F Connah and A W Lewis cach bagged a brace of goals, and H Connah and W Gunner got one apiece. The Rhyl team played as follows :-Goal, E Evans backs, D Newing and Alf Vaughan; half-backs, C E Totty, W Gunner (captain) and LI B Evans forwards, H Judson, H Connah, F Connah, A W Lewis ai d E L Housscroft. Fred Nelson and W Perrins officiated as referees.
Northop. Football. Mold Alya Juniors appeared at Norlhop last Saturday in a Flintshire League (Second Division) match. The homesters (Northop St. Peter's)were the first to assume the aggressive, and opened the score with a penalty goal. The visitors scored under similar circumstances a little later. Northop again pulled ahead, but the visitors showed equal persistence, and at half-time led by 3 goals to 2. In the seoond half Northop secured two more goals (one from a penalty kick), and so won by 4 goals to 3, after a hard game.
DEATHS. Dec. 1st, suddenly, at 24 Edward Henry Street, Rhyl, Hannah, eldest daughter of the late Thomas and Jane Jones, of Liverpool, and dear sister of Mrs Eliza Percival. Interred at Anfield, Liverpool, December 3rd. SIMCOX—D«c 5th, at Shrewsbury, John Simcox, in his 38th year. On November 31st, Kate Williams, aged 64, who for 35 years was the faithful companion of Mrs Thomas, of 35 Princes Street, Passed peace- fully away. On Dec. 6th, Thomas Davies, Vale Road, aged 68 years. Funeral takes place Saturday, 2 o'clock.
Mold Urban Council, The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday at the Town H3.11, when there were preaent Coun- cillors J Wynne Wdliams (chairman), W P Jones, H JR-.berts, R Morris, T Parry, Jesse Roberts, T Price, T Roberta, John Price, S Beresford, Mr R Stewart K-Ily (clerk), and Mr W B Rowdon (surveyor). Illness of Madame Douglas Adams Councillor H J Roberts, before commencing the business of the Council, asked that a vote of sympathy should be passed with Councillor T S Adams in his trouble through the serious illnees of Madame Douglas Adams, a lady who was always willing to help every good cause in the towo. He earnestly hoped that she would soon rccover health and strength again. Councillor Beresford seconded, and the resolu- tion was passed. The Council's Yard Left Uniooked Councillor Thomas Roberts said he understood it was ordered that the Council yard should be locked. The Surveyor said he had no cognisance of such an order. Councillor Roberts mid attention had been called to the mode of keeping the things in the yard and the irregular manner in which they were stored, and he suggested the yard should be con- ducted on business lines and that the jvorkmen should call at the yard at specified times. He had reason to think that things were not gaing on there as they should. Councillor Thomas Price said he endorsed the remarks of the previous speaker, and agreed that the premises should be locked up. The Clerk said there was no record on the minute book, but he believed a suggestion had been mide as to locking the premises. Councillor W P Jones said no doubt after the remarks passed the Surveyor wouH seo that the place was kept locked. Expensive and Ridiculous. Councillor Roberts 8 tid the way IVnmaenmawr setts had been put down at the entrance to Meadow Place was expensive and ridiculous, and he should like to know the cost. Councillor Morris said there were doubts if the road was not a private one and if the Council had not infringed upon private rights. He moved that nothing be done, and that the whole matter be referred back to the committee. Councillor Beresford said the operations had been discontinued, and the stODsS put down were u-ieleas and would have to be taken up again. He supported the resolution, which was agreed to. Complaints as to Street Lighting. Councillor H J Roberts said he wished to call attention to the lighting of the streets. When the shops were closed the place was absolutely dark. It was a disgrace, and it was time something was dona to alter it. Buckley WAS by contrast brilliantly lighted. Councillor Robert Morris said there were serious complaints from the bottom of New Street, and other portions of the town were very bad, as the lamps were from 170 to 180 yards apart. Councillor Thomas Price said cottage owner3 had great cause to complain of the lighting of the side streets. It was resolved to refer the matter to the Lighting Committee. Building Hoardings. Councillor Beresford said that on the 4th Nov the Council passed plans for the new North and South Wales Bank premises. Hoardings were put ap that day, and nothing had been done until the 3rd inst, and the public had been put to incon- venience. The Clerk said the submission of tho plans w simply out of courtesy to the Council. The Surveyor said the builder told him the operations without the hoardings would cause danger to the public. Fair and Streat Tolls Councillor Thomas Roberts asked for an average of toll3 taken for street stalls. The Surveyor said for the three months ended November 1903, £1 13s. 6d. and for the same period in 1904, £ 2 4s. Id. Councillor Roberts asked for an average of the fair tolls. Councillor Bercsford said it was hardly fair to the Surveyor to ask for figures without giving him notice. Councillor Roberts said ho had a right to ask, as it arose on the minutes, and said there might be a better mode of collecting. Councillor Beresford aiked about the readjust- ment of the stall tolls in the market, if they had been carried into effeot, and if 50, with what result ? He was afraid they were still in the old groove, and asked what was the use of committees. The Surveyor was instructed to have all par- ticulars ready by the next meeting. Appointment of Medical Officer. Dr Ed Williams was re-appointed Medical Officer of Health for the next 12 months. Christmas Treat to the Poor. The treat to the aged poor given by Mr P Roberts was fixed for 29th Dec.
Mold. Grand Conoert at the Westminster Sohoolroom Considerable local interest has been manifested in the above concert, which was held on Monday evening last, in aid of the funds of the English Congregational Church. The arrangement of the programme had been entrusted to Madame Douglas Adams, who threw herself into the work with her characteristic energy, with the result, that a rare combination of talent had been secured, the evening's programme containing items of unique interest. The arrival of Monday evening, however, found the enterpreneur striken with a critical illness, and it was with sad hearts that the remnant of her faithful hand of performers sought to dis- charge their obligations to a large and highly res- pectable audience assembled. The Rev. W Morgan (Pastor), who presided, made a touching allusion to the illness of Madame Douglas Adams, paying a high tribute to the splendid efforts of that lady towards assistiug various good causes in tho town. Instrumental [solos were contributed by Misses Jennie Bellis and Dorothy Ellis, while vocal con- tributions were made by Mioses Jennie Prince, (Connah's Quay), Jennie Roberts (Chester) and A Hackman, the Chairman, the Rev R E Roberts, and Messrs W Powell (Buckley), Audrew Lewis, and D Rutter Thomas.
Abergele. Marriage of Mr C. C. C. Roberts. Kensington Parish Church, London, was on Tuesday the scene of the wedding of Mr Charlee Cecil Gwynedd Roberts, youngest son of the late Mr John Roberts, M.P., and brother of Mr John Herbert Roberts, M.P., Bryngwenallt, Abergele, and Miss Violet May Granville Ellis, only child of Mr Granville Alden Ellis, late of Boston, U.S. A., and now of 3 Queen's Gate Terrace, South Kensing- ton, London. The service was fully choral, the ceremony being performed by the Rev Canon Pennefther, vicar of Kensington, assisted by the Rev Dr Merriman, rector of Freshwater, I.O.W., and the Rev Jones Henry, uncle of the bridegroom. Mr Osborne Roberts, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The honeymoon is being spent in France and Italy,
Rbuddlan. The Parish Church. At the English service last Sunday evening the vicar (Rov T W Vaughan) preached from Romans viii. 18, 19, and made feeling references to the late Miss Catherine Twist, whom he declared to be a Christian in every sense from her childhood. The choir rendered the anthem "Seek ve the Lord" (Dr J V Roberts), the tenor nolo being taken by Mr Ed Evans, the choir also being under his leader- ship. Mr Tnos Davis presided at the organ, and played the "Deal March" at the close of the service. The anthem next Sunday evening at the Welah service will be Pt fodd y glauha."
Rhyl Golf Club. 4 Monthly Medal Handicap Competition, Monday December 5th. Gross H'cap Nett Miss M H Hughes 113 30 83 Miss N Muspratt 114 20 94 Miss Perks 105 7 98
Newmarket. Visit of Mr J. H. Lewis, M.P. Last Friday evening Mr J H Lewis, .M. p, addressed a political meetiog at Newmarket. The honourable gentleman, who was acoompanied by the Rev S Thomas as chairman and Mr A M Ralli, C.C., had a very cordial reception.
RHYL DISTRICT. j 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 S a.m. o 10 p m. daily. Special Attraction!. Every Day During Season at HUBBARD'S (Commerce Hour.e), Tile Cash Draper. HATWOOD'S, 35 Queen Street, RhyI.-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 Hatwood's Grand Display of Novelties at Corniii,ce House Every Day this Week, HUBBARD'S (the Cash Drapers). CHRISTMAS PUDDING".—Bay your Pudding Bowl, and Moulds at BfCEC'I'S Glass and China Deo it 19 WeliingtJii Road, Rhyl. Itnmcnso stock of all sizes, Not address. If you wint goo:l POTATOES s-iifl t) CO S.P.Q.R. Store, °r sainplo at Wholesale Prices. Cold Medalist. A gold medal presented by the Rev Meredith J Hughes to b3 awarded to the girl obtaining the first position in the Colwyn Biy centre of the Oxford Local Examinations has been won by Miss Margie Nosl Roberts, daughter of MrL J Roberts, of Rhyl, his Majesty's Inspector of Schools. La Bonbonniere. We notice that at this well-known sweetmeat establishment, in Qaeen Street, M'ss Hollowiy has made elaborate preparations for the" festi ve season." Ifer stock of Christi-nas novelties is one of the most comprehensive in North Wales, and her prices are most reasonable. Of chocolates and bon-bons there is a magnificent assortment. Royal Alexandra Hospital. The following gifts have been received and are gratefully acknowledged :—Flowers and vegetables, Countess of Dundonald pheasants, Lord Penrhyn, Mr CB Jones Mortimer; bus cot and fittings, Mrs Gossage books and illustrated papers, Mrs Adams, Mr Steer, Mr Emlyu. County Court. All summonses against persons residing out of the district for the next Court at St Asaph on the 13th of January must be entered not :Iater than the 17th day of December, and those against persons residing in thu district not later than the 19 th. The African Instituto, Colwyn Bay. Special services on behalf of this institution were held at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Water Street, on Sunday last, conducted by the Rev W Hughes, assisted by native students, who also took part in a similar service in Christ Church lecture hall at night The proceeding were in both English and Welsh and also included singing by the students in their native tongue. The Drink. A a special Police Court last Friday, before Messrs W Elwy Williims and Jno Foutkea, John Jones, alias Tinker, 4 Boston Place, was fined 10s and 6j 4p costs for drunkonnesi and disorderly behaviour in Crescent Road on the previous day, P.C. Jno Rogers proving the case.—William Jonos (Will Bell), 2 Vale View, Millbank, was similarly charged and fined, on the information of P.M. Roberts. The Water we drink. Medical men have stated that water for drinking purposes, or for food, when used after a long spell of dry weather, should be filtered and boiled. Poor peoplo have no filters, as a rule but there are few who cannot take the trouble of boiling the water. Although the water supplied to Rhyl has been classed as of the first order, y 1 w • e told that in using it just now no exception should be made to the general rule. To all householders we say very emphatically-FILTER and BOIL Presbyterian Soolal. A social gathering was held in the Princes Street Schoolroom last Friday evening in connection with the English Presbyterian cause. The arrangements were in the hands of the married ladies of the con- gregation, and the numerous gucsts were afforded a ycry enjoyable time. Refreshments were provided and a number of musical and other entertaining items were given, including violin solos by Mrs Rees, recitations by Miss Charlotte Jones, piano- forte soloi by Mis3 Alice Jones, pianoforte duets by the Misses Maggie aud Mary Jones, and duets by Miss Charlotte Jones and Air Trebor Jones. Various competitions were also introduced. The collection amounted to over £ 7. The proceedings closed with a cordial vote of thanka to the pro- moters of the gathering and those who had assisted I them in any way, ou the motion of Mr R Broadie Griffith, seconded by Mr E Parker Davies. Re opening of Brunswick Chapel. The congregation of Brunswick Welsh Wesleyan Chapel took possession of their place of worship in Brighton Road on Sunday last after the completion of the renovation scheme, which has been so effec- tively carried out by Mr Egerton in conjunction with Messrs D T Jones & Co,who have been respon- sible for the installation of the electric light. The Rev E Humphreys, superintendent of the local circuit, occupied the pulpit morning and evening and preached appropriate sermons to large congre- gations, his discourse in the evening being devoted mainly to the aims of Wealeyan Methodism. The singing was efficiently led by a strong choir under the leadership of Mr J Pierce Lewis, Mr Ben Williams presiding at the organ. A service of praise in the afternoon was conducted by Mr Humphreys, the programme including items by the choir and individual contributions by Miss Lillie Evans, Miss Louie Williams and Messrs J Morris Jones, Trobor Jones, and J 0 Williama, with Mr Bryan E Warhurst at the organ. Throughout the day the services were characterised with much heartiness, and the collections in aid of the renova- tion fund, with promises, were quite equal to expectations. The congregaticn are delighted with the artistic manner in which the decorations have have been carried out by Mr Egerton and his work- men, and Mr Joues has given satisfaction with his instalment of the electric light. Several strangers attended on Sunday, and they were equally well pleased. The Eisteddfod Bardio Chair. It will be remembered that the bardic chair competition at the recent National Eisteddfod attracted only one entry. But even that was not deemed worthy of the prize (A: 10), and the com- mittee were obliged to get another chair for the chairing ceremony, the Archdruid Hwfa Mon very kindly lending one of his for the occasion. The question of a chair for presentation to the hero of that ceremony had of course to be reconsidered. We now learn that during the next few days a bardic chair well worthy of the name will be on vie,v in one of the windows of Messrs Hughes and Son's tailoring establishment, High Street. It has been executed from a design prepared by our townsman Mr D P Morris, no mean hand at wood-carving himself; and embraces, we under- stand, all the best featuree of a number of chairs won at previous Eisteddfodau. It is a master- piece of the woodcarver's art, and we congratulate the makers, MessrsT Mealing and Sons, Chester, upon the;r workmanship, which, we feel sure, will be admired by all who avail themselves of the opportunity of viewing the chair. When he lies it the Rev J Machreth Rees, London, winner ot this year's chair prize, will be the proud possessor of the handsomest chair ever won at any Eisteddfod. Mr Rees, WEt may add by the way, is the editor of a recently issued newspaper, the London Welsh- man," besides having made his mark in the Congregational pulpit. Mr Morris also is a great Eisteddfodwr, and has greatly interested himself in getting a worthy chair. The Immanuel Sale. The gratifying sum of £ 42 resulted from the Immanuel" sale of work last week. This was all the mors satisfactory considering that the actual amount required was £:W. The originator of the movement must be heartily congratulated upon the success of the sale. Wesleyan Sale of Work. A fairy-like scene was witnessed by those who attended a sale of work in the English Wellleyan Schoolroom yesterday in aid of the liquidation of a debt in connection with the chapel funds. The arrangements were in the hands of the ladies of the congregation, who were instrumental in getting together a large variety of useful and fancy arti. les, which commanded a read}' sale. The get-up of the stalls and the decoration of the room generally were very effective, reflecting much credit upon those responsible for the work. The opening cere- mony was done by Mrs Lovatt,of Newcastle-under- Lyme, after a few words of introduction by the Rev G Searle (pastor), and an explanatory financial statement by Mr G R Lawrence. A cordial vote of thanks was subsequently passed to Mrs Lovatt, on the motion of Mr R Rhydderch, H.M.I.S., seconded by Councillor A L Clews, J.P. The stalls and stallholders were as follows :—Fancy Stall No. 1, Mrs G R Lawrence, Mra Banks j (Prestatyn), Mrs Robert Jones, and Miss Wil- kinson. Fancy Stall No. 2, the Misses Scarlo, Arnold, Holloway, Louie Amos, Groucutt, Beech, and C Amos. Toy Stall, Miss Hirker. Young Men's Stall, Messrs Elgar Maltby and 0;wald R iberta. Refreshment Stall, Mrs W Lewis, Mrs Walker, Mrs Rhydderch, Mrs Hullsy, Mrs Maltby, Mrs Junes, Miss E Arnos, and Miss Asher, Vocal and instrumental mu ic was given at in- tervals, under the direction of Mr Bryan War- hurst, and other forms of entertainment were also provided. The takings amounted to £60. The sale is being continued to-diy. Warren Road C M. Chapei. The annual tea in connection with this place of worship took place at the Town Hall yesterday afternoon, and it, proved no exception to the great popularity enjoyed by local gatherings of this kind. The hall was crowded, and for a couple of hours, or thereabouts, the laiics superintending thevariouj tables were most busily engaged, as were also their numerous co-workers. The eecre- tarial duties were ably discharged by Messrs Hughes, Palace Terrace, and Wm Jones, Aquarium Street. The Rev Joo Robert", pistor of the church, and family also identified themselves actively with the arrangements. In fact there was quite an army of warkars, as the appended names will show. The following presided at the tables Mrs J Roberts, Glyngarth Mrs Kerfeot Hughes, John Street Mrs Hughes, Bodilan Mrs T C Jones, Aquarium Street; Mrs R J Evans, Emlyn Grove Mrs Hugh Jones, Warrea Road Mrs Thomas, Abbey Street; Mn Hughes, River Street Mrs Benbow, Kinmol Street Mra Jones, 21 Gronant Street; Mrs Edwin Jones, H, pJ House Mrs Wood, Water Street Mrs Peter Edwards, Elwy Street Mrs J Jones, Ed Henry Street Mrs Jones, Morvan Miss K L Jones, Greystone Villa. The p eparation of the tea was in the following capable hands: -Mrs Lloyd, Aquarium Street Mrs Davies, Abbey Street Mrs Salisbury, Glanglasfor Mrs Williams, Abbey Street Mrs W Jones, South Kinmsl Street Mrs Roberts, Warren R ad Mrs Eliis, Gronant Street Mrs Jones, Wellington Road. Other helpers included Miss Parry, Aquarium Street Miss Jones, Rufsell Road; Mrs Hughes, Rhudd- Ivri M ies M A Ellis, River Street; Nl;gs Lettie Hughes do Miss Eva Jones, Princes Street Mis3 Miriam Hughes, Bedford Streal, Miss Jennie Roberts, Abbey Street Miss M Roberts, Warren Road Miss Katie Jones do Miss Jones, Grey- stone Villa; Miss Gwladys Benbow, Kinmel Street Miss Ellis, Gronant S reet Miss Evans, Marsh Road Miss Thomas, Hope House Miss Hannah JonA Miss Lily Middleton, Rose- field Miss Davies do Mr D S Jones, Glanglasfor; Mr Hugh Jcn;8, Warren Road Mr Jones, 21 Gronant Street Mr H A Williams, li blwy Street Mr R J Evans, Emlyn Grove Mr W Thomas, Abbey Street Mr J Jones, Aquarium Street Mr J R Williams, Morvan; Mr Teddy Lloyd, Aquarium Street Mr R Kerfoot Hughes, ironmonger Mr Peter Ed wards; Miss Davies, Abbey SL Miss Tuomas do Mrs Evans, 10 Edward Henry St; Mias Jones do Miss Williams, 6 Abbey St; Miss Griffith, Wellington Rd; Miss L Middleton, Miss Polly Jones, Glyn- girth; Miss Jones, Wellington Road Miss Cisaie Williams, Grange Road; Miss Roberts, Emlyn Grove; Miss A Joms, Aquarium Street; Miss S Williams, River St; Mrs Jones, 24 John St Miss Cassie Jones, Wellington Rl Miss Florrie Joues. Bcigydon Miss Dowsing, Wellington Rd Miss S Davies, Aquar'm St; Master H Jones, Princes St. A grand concert followed, when a delightful pro- gramme was gone through. The Rev Jno. Roberts presided over a large and appreciative audience, in the absence of Aid Robt Jonea through illness. The first part consisted of an effective rendering of Valentine Hemery's sacred cantata, Soldiers of the Cross," in which the Warren Road Choir, con- ducted by Mr Dan Jones, were efficiently suppor- ted by the Rhyl Orchestral Society, under the leadership of Mr D Trehearn. The various eolo3, duet3 and quartettes were rendered by Miss Lizzie Middleton and Miss E A Williams, sopramos Mrs Rager Jones, contralti) :Ml' J Lewis (Ruabon), tenor; and Mr J Edwards (Ruabon), bass. The second part of the programme consisted of the following miscellaneous items, all excellently rendered :—Song, Y Bacbgen Am- ddifad," Miss Patey May Roberts, Liverpool ;song, Cartref fy nghalon," Mr J Lewis song," Dei- gryn ar Fedd fy Mam," Miss E A Williams song, M r J Edwards song, "Entreat me not to leave thee," Mrs Roger Jones duett, "Baner Rhyddid," Messrs Edwards and Lewis song, The Valley by the Sea," Miss Roberts; song, "Gwlad y Tywysog" Mr J Lewis; song, 41 Gwlad y Delyn," Miss L Middleton. The accompaniments were shared by Miss Auwyl and Mr Bryan Warhurst. Mr Bryan Warhurst's Conoert. We would remind our readers of the concer arianged by Mr Bryan E Warhurst to be given in the Town Hall next Thursday eveaiug. As announced elsewhere, Mr Warhurst has taken con- siderable pains to ensure fornis numerous patrons a thorough musical treat. The artistes engaged include an accomplished mezzo-soprano in the per- son of Miss Annie Worsley, an associate of the Manchester University College of Music and of the Royal Manchester College of Music. Miss Dilys Jones (contralto) also comes with a reputation already well established, at her numerous eistodd- fodic successes testify. Mr Tom Thomas will be recognised as an o!d Rhyl favourite and a tenor of great merit, having figured at the Albert Hall, Queen's Hall, and Boosey Ballad Concerts. Mr C James is tho principal bas3 of Chester Cathedral and also stands high in the vocal profession. Mr Horace Haseldsn needs no recommendation to any audience in this part of the country, his intimacy with the violin having made him a great favourite wherever he has appeared. Mr Leo Smith, Mua. Bac. of Victoria College, Manchester, is never so much at home as when entertaining an audience to selections from tho most difficult violiacello music. Altogether a first-class programme is pro- mised, and we trust Mr Warhurat's enterprise will be well rewarded. Billiards. A team from Abergele meet the locil represents" tives atithe Conservative Club last Friday evening, and a close eocouuter resulted in a victory for Rhyl by 493 points to 492, thn ho-nesters winning tour games and Abergele two. Editoral Appointment. The Rev Thos Shankland, who has resigned the pastorate of the Rhyl Welsh Baptist Ctiurch, in [order to take up an appointment at Bangor LTni- versity College, has succeeded Priucipil Silas Morris, of the Bangor Baptist College, as editor of Sjren G imer," a Baptist bi-monthly. Testimonial. In another column, particulars are given of a testimonial which is being raised as a recognition of the services the Rev Dd Lewis, Welsh Con- gregational minister, ha3 rendered the town and district. Mr Lewis will shortly be leaving Rhyl to take charge of two churches in Pembrokeshire. The rev gentleman's many frieuds will be pleiaei to learn that he is now making good progress to recovery from a serious illness. The Day Sohools Were re-opened on Monday last after having been closed for a few weeks owing to the prevalence of sickness.
Christ Church, Rhyl. CALL TO A WELL-KNOWN MINISTER. One of the best gatherings yet held this winter in connection with the English Congregational Church, Water Street, Rhyl, took place in the lecture hall on Wednesday, whea a large company sat down to an excellent tea provided by Mr and Mrs Robins, Queen Street. The guests included the Rev J Pandy Williams, Derby (who at a subsequent service preached a powerful sermon on the words All is yours.") Mr and Mrs Robins were heartily thanked for their hospitality, on the motion of Mr P Mostyn Williams, seconded by Mr J W Jones. In the interval between the tea and the service musical and other enter- taining items were contributed by Miss Taylor, Mrs Freeman, Miss Jessie Roberts, and Mr E W Parry. Mr G Nuttall made himself responsible for the programme, and the accompaniments were played by Miss^Winnie DAvies.-This church has now been without a pastor for more than a year and a half, but it will interest and:doublless please many in the district to learn that a call has been given to one of the foremost ministers of the Congregational cause. At a representative meeting la3t night, presided over by Mr John Frimston, troasurer of the church, it was unani- mously resolved to invite to the pastorata the Rev J. Pandy Williams, of Derby. We have good authority for stating that the acceptance of the call is a certainty, and it is hoped that Mr W illiams will begin his ministry here within three months from this date. Mr Williams is at present, and has been for the past fifteen years, pastor of a flourifchiug church in Derby, and altogether has had upwards of 30 years of ministerial work in both Er g'and and Wales. Possessed of the highest gifts as a preacher, he is also a splendid organiser, and one who has thrown himsetf energetically into the life of the different communities in which his lot has been cast. Should he resolve to come here he would prove a decided acquisition not only of Rhyl but to North W ales. He is a brother to another fnoted ^Welshman, the Rev T Rhondda Williams, of Bradford, Yorka