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Gossip. We are told that not less than six large licensed premises at Rhyl are ripe for changing hands. Four of them are being advertised in some Midland papers. Revival, keen competition, or depression in trade ? At the last (Jouuty Council meeting Alderman Klwy Williams said that the Flintshire roads wcro perfectly starved when the Council took them over. They now claimed to have as good roads as were found anywhere. — They ire, we add, vastly superior to the roads in the town of Rhyl, where the worst specimen is the road fronting the Council Otlices in Paradise Street, where the very foundations are projecting "in huge stones, some from tive to ten pounds in weight. Speaking at the recent mooting of tho County Council on 1 he proposed new railway Rheme, Alderman Elwy Wiliiama (chairman of the eonfer- ence on railway facilities) said they were not with- out hope. The London and North Western Rail. way Company had wakened up considerably, and that was one good job for Flintshire. Although he thought there was nothing in this blessed world more healthy than competition, he was not, as it had been hinted in certain places in the county, antagonistic to the London and North Western Railway Company. He thought they owed a great deal to that company in some parts of the county. At the same time he was bold enough to say that they had not given fair play to Flintshire as they ought to have done daring the last forty years. This little bit of agitation had awakened the London and North Western Railway Company, who seemed to be more healthy to-day than at any time during the last forty years (laughter). There was no doubt about it, and he thought they might eventually cut the canker and cure them. At the same time the Great Cental Railway Company were their nearest neighbours, and if they liked to come they should have the preference. But the Great Central were by no meaDS their last resource. He would not aay anything further. It will be remembered that the Archdruid was unable to attend the recent Eisteddfod at Mountain Ash, to the disappointment of the housands congregated. Their grief is thus expressed by one of our local poets Sweet the spot and hardd the Gorsedd In Mountain Ash. Heddwch medd y Corn yn beraidd In Mountain Ash. Love of Fatherland's the story Bards and Druids in their glory, Robes ot green and tresses hoary In Mountain Ash. Hark a minor key I hear, Where is Hwfa Mon And the echo answers clear, Where is Hwfa Mon Gwael i'm golwg yw yr Orsedd, (wael i'm golwg yw'r anrhydedd, Gwael i'm golwg fardd a phrydydd, Heb Hwfa Mon M. JONES. During this week for the visitors who have re- mained in Rhyl, or who haye arrived in it, the weather has been very favourable. The days were bright and sunny, though the evenings and early morning have been chilly. Luckley has always been regarded as a some- what outlandish district, and Buckley Mountain Welsh" is alluded to in the same breath as the innocents of Aberdaron," and the "wise men of Gotham." The Flintshire County Council has just passed a beneficent byelaw for the suppres- sion of those noises which can be avoided but the Buckley people, whose means of dissipation we conclude to be few in number, and deficient in quality, dread the suppression of the men who call out "fresh herrings and "rag and bones." Every man to his fancy, and as we seriously object to the coercion of localities by central authorities, trust the Flintshire County Council will exclude Buckley from the operation of the byelaws, and allow the inhabitants to enjoy the noises to which they have so dearly attached themselves. It would be interesting to know when the Rhyl Council means to set the new byelaws in working order. Up to now noises have not diminished. In fact in some respect the nuisance has been accelerated. In addition to the shouting of newspapers up to eleven o'clock at night, we now find that the boys begin the howling at half-past six in the mornings,though it:is difficult to imagine that there are any buyers to be found at that early hour. The attention uf young people at Rhyl is drawn to the announcement in another column of the arrangements made by the Technical Instruction Committee for evening classes. There are scores of young people in the town of both sexes who ought to avail themselves of the lessons provided, and we think it incumbent on parents, employers Gf labour and others to encourage their attendance. When tuition of the kind provided is to be had almost free of charge, it is dastardly disgrace that young people do not take advantage of it, especially having regard to the great cry about and the great cost of education in these days. When asked for his name and address at Rhyl Police Court yesterday, a married man replied that he was Jebus Christ, and came from Jerusa- lem a few days ago, where he had previously reigned as King David. Asked what was his age, he said that he was as old as the Lord. An order was made for his committal to the Denbigh Lunatic Asylum as a religious maniac. The revision courts for Flintshire were brought to a close on Friday. Both parties made unusually large numbers of claims and objections this year and the Conservatives are perfectly satisfied with the result. The promoters of the County School Bazaar declare themselves pleased with the result achieved, aud which, we may add, is very credit- able to the promoters and to the large army of assistants, whose service they were able to enlist. The Constitutional Club has drawn out a pro- gramme of work, in the form of lectures and debates for the coming winter. The annual meeting will be held on an early date, to be followed by a dinner on a later date. The club- house is well patronised, and its reading room is a great boon to a large number who resort there daily. The Chairman of the Council, as hon. treasurer, and Mr E W Parry, hon secretary, have issued circulars on behalf of the testimonial to Mr Percy Ashfield. They say that there will be no systematic collection, as it is hoped the sub- scriptions will How in perfectly spontaneously." Intend i ng:su bacri bers should send in at orce, as the fund will not be allowed to drag." We notice that on Saturday last Mr Ashfield came in for a complimentary notice in the weekly paper of his native town—.Stratford-upon-Avon.
Volunteer Instructors at Voryd Range. The annual shooting match between the instruc- tors of the 2nd and 3rd V.B's, Royal Welsh Fusi- liers took place at the Foryd Range on Wednes- day, in delightful weather. A close contest resulted in a win for the 3rd battalion by 20 cl points, ,cores;- Second Battalion. 21)0 00 GC4) Total Sgt-.Major CJaridge 33 29 27 89 Col-Sgt-Inst Ruscoe 32 22 26 78 Brown 26 25 24 75 Col-Sgt Davies 26 26 19 71 Col-Sgt-Inst Yale 25 22 23 70 „ „ Williams 28 21 21 70 „ Hill 2:; 27 17 67 „ Whybrow 21 19 17 60 "Jelly 15 23 20 58 638 Third Battalion. Col Sgt-Iust Hammond 34 30 23 87 Cox 29 24 28 81 l' „ Mellor 27 25 23 75 O'Neil 20 23 23 75 Burke 23 28 22 73 ). II Nev, ey 25 20 26 71 "Ornw 22 23 25 70 Sgt-lajor Daly IS 25 25 68 Col-Sgt-Inst Lancett 2l 21 10 58 658 Hie teams afterwards dined together at the Lorne Hotel, where Host Flint had prepared an excellent spread for them.
DEATH. Sept ISth, at Haydn House, Rhyl, Mrs Arthur Jones (late of Corwen), mother of Mrs Bryan Warhurst.
LIST OF VISITORS. 19 C'ueon Street (Miss Moore)—Mr & Mrs L Attwell, Dudley Mr, Mrs & Master Ashley, Bir- mingham Mr Adshead, M'ter.
In Memory Of MISS ANNIE ANDREWS, Kinmel Street, lihjl. in the homestead nil was gladness. And the morn was fair, Dear ones joined in happy prattle ROllmi II here and there. Frail and wearsome was the maiden. Fairet of them all, Sweet the floweret, spotkss, stainless, Soon to droop and fall. Shadows deep at noon time gather Dim the glorious aiiii, From afar there came the message, Now thy work is done. All that's bright will be thy portion There no "rid is known, An 1 a crown is waiting for thee, Tig for thee alone. In tie sad and solemn, Came the passing bell, Hushed the birdies' sonlI and warbling When they hear the knell. Glulness, brightness, all is vanished, Darkness reigns instead, Sa I and many are tho teai 8; Hope BO bright has lied, 1 Kbyt. M.. Josas,
St. Asaph Parish Council. MONTHLY MEETING. HOPEFUL LAST WORDS! MoxMAT.—Present Dr. Davies (chairman), and Messrs C Mansbridge, H A Cleaver, J Lothian, J Simon, and J P Jones, with the Clerk (Mr G 0 Williams). Lighting Arrangements. Mr Cleaver called attention to the lighting arrangements, and complained that some of the c;1 lights were extinguished too soon. The man was not supposed to commence putting out the lights until 10-30, according to the Council's instructions, hut the man stated that he had received instructions to commence at 10-15. The Clerk was instructed to call the attention of the lighting contractor to the matter. 11 The Common Clothes Lines. The Clerk reported that he had written to Mr J P Jones and Miss Kelly, asking them to remove the poles from the Common, but he had received no reply. He had also written to Mrs Barlow and Mr Robert Williams for Is., as easement for the use of the Common, but had received no reply from them. The Chairman said that put the Council in an awkward position. He thought the Parish Council had been very lenient with these people in not enforcing their rights. The poles ought to be put up by the Council, and a rent paid tor them by the users. Mr Cleaver wanted to know why the Common should be made a nuisance and a drying ground. He proposed that final notice be given the people, and that if they did not remove the poles, the Council should do it for them. Mr J Simon seconded. As an amendment, Mr J P Jones proposed that Hafod Elwy should have the same privi- leges as Mrs Barlow. He did not think the proposition a fair and just one. Mr Cleaver remarked that the people on this side had had the poles up for years, and they got a living by washing, whereas the Hafod was quite a recent encroachment. Mr J P Jones did not see why the Council should help one ratepayer to make a living more than any other. He did not know of any other authority that helped a retepayer to make money. Mr Cleaver ) differ witn you. Mr Jones If you are going to give privi- ,L I ZD leges to Mrs Barlow, let other people have the same. There was 110 seconder for the amendment, which therefore fell through. Three voted for the proposition and Mr J P Jones voted against. It was therefore declared carried. A Breeze. Mr Jones I consider it very unjust. The Chairman You are an interested party. Mr Jones So are you as a ratepayer. Mr Cleaver Why don't you put the poles on your own property. Mr Jones 1 can put them where I like. I must not ask you what I am going to do. The election day will come, and yien you will see what the electors will say about it. Mr Cleaver Is that what you are playing z;1 for. Mr Jones I shall not be afraid to go before the electors. It would be a good thing if it was referred to Ciesar. The Chairman I don't think we ought to have these personal discussions. I am sure we are here to do the best we can. Trees Wanted. The Chairman then referred to the question of spending about 30s for trees for the Common. Mr Jones What Spending more money. Mr Cleaver thought the planting of the trees would be a great improvement. If the cost came out of the rates it would be another thing altogether. irhey were spending the revenue of the Common. He would propose that they spend a sum not exceeding 30s. Mr Jones thought it was surely a waste of money to spend on trees. Mr Lothian said that the Council had "not taken away the children's playground. Mr Simon thought that after the tolls had been purchased, the Common should be looked after. Mr Jones But it is not looked after. It is an eyesore and a scandal to the city. There was no seconder, and the motion fell through. The Short Fountain. Mr Cleaver said Mr James Hughes, who had the removal of the fountain in hand, had been laid up, and that was the reason for the delay. The Railway. Mr Cleaver gave notice that he would call attention to the great inconvenience to passen- gers by down trains to St Asaph, caused by the narrowness of the platform and stopping of the luggage van opposite the narrowest portion. It was impossible for passengers to pass when luggage was being taken out of the van. He would also call attention to the insufficient lighting of both platforms. Mr J P Jones remarked that he had heard on good authority that motor trains would be in use on the Vale of Clwyd branch shortly. If it was true also that the trains would be stopped at practically all crossings, there was no doubt but that there was a great future in store for St Asaph.
St Asaph. C.E.T.S. The annual meeting of the Church of England Temperance Society in the Diocsse of St Asaph will be held in the Victoria-hall, Wrexham, on Friday, October 13th. The Bishop will preside, and Canon Horsley and Miss Allen, of Lichfield, will be the principal speakers. At the afternoon conference two subjects are put down for discus- sion ka) Temperance teaching in day and Sunday schoois M. De Vit, the day school lecturer in the Diocese of Manchester, will open the discussion 011 this subject, (b) The earlier closing of public- houses. Oratorio Rehearsals. The choir which Mr Belcher, the Cathedral organist, has got together for the performance of Brahm's "Requiem "met for the first time on Wednesday evening. Though more singers might havo been expected—and it is hoped many more will yet join-the start was a very encouraging one. Rehearsals will also be held at Rhyl and Denbigh. Ordination. On Sunday, at 8 a.m., the Bishop will hold an ordination in the Cathedral. The musical portion of the service has been arranged as followi Introit SS] "God is a spirit" (S Bennett); service, (iarrett in D; offertory sentences, 1,9, (Darn by) hymns 353, 322, 176. The ordination sermon will be delivered by the Rev Thomas Lloyd, Vicar of Rt.yl. Harvest Festival. The Parish Church harvest thanksgiving services were held yesterday (St Matthew's Day). The sacred edifice was beautifully decorated with con- tributions of flowers, fruit, grain, &c, from the parishioners and neighbours-the work being ably carried out under the supervision of Mrs Edwards (Palace), the Misses Pryce (Deanery), Miss Watts (Bronwylfa), Mrs E W Powell, the Misses Roberts, Mrs Walthall, the Misses Dixon, Miss Grimsley, Miss Owen, Miss Williams, and other ladies. The services, all of which were well attended and of a. most- hearty character, commenced with a celebration of Holy Communion in Welsh at 8-15 a.m., a similar service in English being hold at lU-30. At the afternoon service the pulpit was occupied by the Rev E H Griffith, rector of Bodorgan, who also preached in the evening, when the choir gave an effective rendering of the anthem Mor lluosog yw dy weithredoecd (Barnby). The Rev H Evans had charge of the services, and assistance was rendered by his colleagues,the Revs E W Powell, W J Dayies and D C Owen. The offertories were devoted to the Diocesan Societies and the Churchwardens' Fund. [ Ball. Such was the succoss which attended the last military ball here, that arrangements are, we understand, being made for another to be held at an early date. Lay Clerks' Concert. One of the signs of the passing of oumtner is the activity being manifested in musical circles. St. Asaph ia ever to the fore iu this respect, and one of the first concerts of the coming season will in all ) probability be given by the lay clerks of the Cathedral. 1 Cathedral Service List. Besides the ordination announced above, services will be held in the Cathedral on Sunday as follows 11—Matins, service, Smart in F, aulhem 1329, "My soul truly waiteth (Rea); Litany, hymns 210, 165 preacher, Rev. Thos Lloyd, vicar of 1,hyl..3-30-Service, Arnold in A anthem 462 (part), Thou visitest the earth (Greene). 6-15— Hymns, 379, 3S4, 388, 313; preacher, Rev W J Davies. Offertory, Diocesan Association of Schools.
Kicking Against the County Council. BUCKLEY NOISES TO BE PRESERVED. The Flintshire County Council a few months ago issued two bye-laws for the suppression of street nuisances in the urban areas of Mold, Rhyl, Holywell, Bucklev, Connah's Quay, and Prestatyn. It spems that the action of the County Council with regard to the making of these bye-laws is likely to elicit considerable criticism, and at Buckley there is something like a revolt on a small scale against the prohibitions that have been published. The first byelaw states that no person shall, for the purpose of advertising, scatter in pub- lic places any printed or written handbills or advei- tising sheets. The second byelaw, which is arousing the greatest criticism, states that no person shall for the purpose of hawking, selling, distributing, or advertising any article, or for the purpose of purchasing or collecting rags, bones, bottles, or old clothes, shout or use any bell, gong, or other noisy instrument in any street or public place, so as to cause disturbance or annoyance to the inhabitants. The whole subject came under dis- cussion at the monthly meeting of the Buckley Urban Council last evening. Mr NV illiamson said it was a strange thing the County Council should attempt to rule in that district. He thought the Buckley Urban Council were quite competent to deal with their own dis- trict, without auy interference from the County Council. If hawkers and dealers were stopped from calling out. householders would be answering knocking at their doors half a dozen times every half-hour. As far as he could learn, it was Sunday shouting that had brought about this byelaw. But nothing of the kind was heard in Buckley on Sundays. Mr Lindop believed that the byelaws were issued in consequence of an application by Rhyl that powers should be granted to stop the ringing of bells, for the sale of milk on Sundays. But what applied to Rhyl certainly did not apply to Buckley. The people of Buckley did not consider these by- laws were fair ones to them. He moved that the County Council be asked to rescind these bylaws so far as Buckley was concerned. Mr Williamson secondod. Mr Thos Jones said the second bylaw seemed to him a strange one. Dealers were not to call out tillh, newspapers, and other things constantly re- quired by the public. He had not heard anyone calling out shrimps lately (laughter). A Voice I liave had no fluke since these bylaws came out. Another V oioo NViiat about cockles., (Laughter). Mr Thomas Jones No, I don't eat cockles I leave them to you. (More laughter). Continuing, Mr Jones thought the bylaw was a most absurd one. Mr Wilcock said that they were continually assailed with the noises of whistles and horn blow- ing yet the poor men who sold fish must be stopped. Motorists and cyclists made noises of all kinds as they went along the roads. Mr Hughes thought the bylaw would have a beneficial effect in dealing with hawkers from Chester and other places, who paid no rates in the county, and yet competed with shopkeepers who were ratepayers. At the same time he thought the County Council ought to have consulted the Urban Council before adopting these bylaws. The motion was carried with unanimity.
Abergeie. Call. The English Presbyterian Church, Pensarn, which has been without a pastor for- three or four years, has given a call to the Rev J H D-ivies, Ewloe Green, and it is confidently anticipated that the rev. gentleman will accept. Although quite a young man, Mr Davies enjoys considerable popula- rity as a preacher. He is a great favourite amongst Rhyl Presbyterians. Died in his Chair. Mr David Jones. dairyman, Glossop Terrace) Pensarn, a well known and much respected resi- dent, was on Sunday afternoon found dead in a chair in which he had sat down to r3st after his duties, the sad discovery being made by his wife. The -news of his death came as a great shock to both relatives and friends, as nothing whatever appeared to have been ailing him. Deceased was for many years a faithful servant of the late Mr John Roberts, Bryngwenallt, and after his death started a dairy on his own account. He was 73 years of age, and leaves a wife and grown-up family. A doctor being able to certify the cause of death, no inquest was held. The funeral took place on Tuesday amidst many manifestations of respect, the officiating minister being the Rev Francis Jones, pastor of the C. M. Church, with which deceased was connected. The remains were interred in the C.M. Cemetery. Fatal Scalding Accident. Dr J R Hughes, coroner f?r West Denbighshire, held an inquest at Abergele on Tuesday relative to the death of Peter .Tones, son of Jonathan Jones, labourer, Peel Street. Evidence was given to the effect that whilst running round the tea table on Saturday evening the little fellow upset a pot of hot tea, and was badly scalded about the neck and chest. He was promptly placed under the care of Dr Richardson Jones, but he never recovered from the shock and died on Monday. The jury (foreman, Mr Crill) returned a verdict amounting to accidental death. The Church Bazaar. Last week's bazaar in aid of the Church House enlargement scheme realised £ 235.
Old Colwyn. Wedding. A pretty ceremony took place at Marchwiel on Tuesday, when Miss Edith Angharad Jones, third daughter of the Rev Canon Griffith Jones, rector of Marchwiel, and Mrs Griffith Jones, was married to Mr Thos. Stevenson, Old Colwyn, son of Mr and Mrs R Stevenson, of Burton-on-Trent. The officia- ting clergymen were the Revs John Griffiths, vicar of Old Colwyn Wm. Williams, chaplain to the Bishop of Bangor D Walter Davies, vicar ot Llangerniew, near Abergele and Thos, Jones, rector of Llanaelhaiarn, near Abergele, the three clergymen first named being curates of Canon Griffith Jones, when he was vicar of Mostyn, and the last clergyman being an uncle of the bride. The bride was given away by her father, and the best man was Mr Norman Stevenson. There were four bridesmaids, namely, Misses Myfanwy, Gwladys and Monie Jones (sisters of the bride), and Miss Stevenson (sister of the bridegroom). The service was fully choral. After the ceremony a reception, which was very largely attended, was given by Canon and Mrs Griffith Jones at the rectory. The honeymoon will be spent in the Scotch lake district. The presents were numerous and costly.
Ruthin. At the Petty Sessions the Clerk to the Union (Mr R Humphreys) successfully applied for orders for the cost of maintenance of two pauper lunatics to be recovered from amounts standing to their credit in a bank, one pauper having £ 297 and the other LIOO. Mrs CornwallisWest, wife of the Lord- Lieutenant of Denbighshire, is now at Ruthin Castle. During the past week she has been busily engaged in making arrangements for the bazaar which is to be held at Chester in aid of the funds of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which it is understood will also have the support of Princess Henry of Pless and of the Duchess of Westminster.
Prestatyn. Waifs and Strays. On Sunday the Rev Philip Rees, Chester, paid his annual visit to the Parish Church to plead the cause of the waifs and strays.
The Promenade Band. One of the best performances of the week given by Herr Groop's talented band was that in the Town Hall on Monday night, when a delightful miscellaneous programme was gone through. Amongst the contributions most enjoyed were the songs" To Anthea" and "Queen of the Earth," which were finely rendered by Mr J Morris Jones Mr Trebor Jones' songs, "Nirvana" especially and the duet Excelsior," by both gentlemen. Little Hilda Samuels, Misa May Heath and Charlie Drew also proved very popular. The duties of accompanist were discharged by iMiss Mabel Hughes,
Brought Home to Die. RHYL COUNCIL EMPLOYEE SUCCUMBS TO A RUPTURE. Mr F L:cwclyn Jones, coroner for Flint- shire, held an inquest at the Rhyl Town Hall on Wednesday evening concerning the death of David Jones (08), labourer, 32 Vale Road, who was taken ill on Friday at the new reser- voir works at Llannefydd, where he had been employed by the Rhyl Urban District Council, and died on Tuesday after having been brought! home and operated upon. The jury consisted of Messrs W J Gore (foreman), J E Smith, J T Jones, J W Owens, W H Harrison, M Shill, J LI Jones, W Johnson, W Hughes, Peter Williams, D Owen, W Brookes, Thomas Jones, H Kum: and B Williams. There were also in attendance Councillors T Whitley (chairman of the Water Committee) and R Old field, Mr L G Hall (water engineer), and Mr H Neville Williams (representing the insurance authorities). Robert Jones, 32 Yale Road, stated that on Friday he received a telegram from Llannefydd informing him that deceased (his father) was very ill. When witness arrived at Llannefydd he found his father abed under the care of Dr Jones, of Llanfairtalhaiarn. He was removed to Rhyl on Sunday, and attended by Dr Thomas until his death on Tuesday. All that deceased complained about was of feeling very ill. Witness never heard him say anything about an accident in any shape or form. Dr Thomas had attended deceased in a previous illness. Mr Neville Williams I believe your father ruptured himself some years ago ? y 11 Witnoss-l can't say that. He never said anything to me about any such thing. Mr Neville Williams And he said nothing about an accident ? NVitness No, sir. John Jones, timekeeper at the now reservoir works, said that deceased was on duty on Fri- day from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m., when he complained of feeling unwell and went off. He never re- ferred to any accident. He was "off" from August 10 to 30 and on the 12 and 13th inst, but on neither of those occasions did he say that he met with an accident. Mr Neville Williams Between 5 and 10 on Friday morning lie would have an interval for breakfast ? Witness He would have half an hour for breakfast. John Hughes, Tynyffordd, Llannefydd, and William Roberts, Tanyronen, Llannefydd, deceased's fellow employees, gave evidence to the effect that on Friday morning, whilst attending to the leading horse attached to their cart, deceased complained of a pain in the back and stomach. He had done no lifting whatever, his duty being simply to walk along- side the leading horse. Witnesses only loaded the cart. Deceased had met with no accident so far as they knew. Robert Jones, foreman of the works, whose home is at 20 River Street, Rhyl, stated that deceased came to him at 10 o'clock on Friday morning, saying I shall have to go off the work, [ can't do it, I am in a painful way." He had been employed at the works about ten months, and never during that period had he said anything to witness about an accident. Dr Wm Thomas deposed that when he saw deceased on Monday he was suffering from strangulated hernia on the right side, or, to use a more popular term, rupture. His condition appeared extremely serious, and having per- formed an operation in the hope of giving relief witness found the case was a hopeless one, the bowel being quite mortified. Death fol- lowed on Tuesday morning. Witness attended deceased in August for rheumatism. He was not aware then that he had had a rupture. A rupture was generally due to a strain, but not necessarily a severe one. Witness could not ascertain anything definite from deceased about the affair. By a juryman The rupture must have happened some days ago. By the Coroner Deceased might have had an old rupture. By Mr Neville Williams It was quite pos- sible that deceased had not met with any accident apart from aslight strain. The Coroner, in summing up, said the evid- ence showed very clearly that deceased had not met with any accident, and he suggested a verdict of death from rupture, in accordance with the medical testimony.—With this view the jury concurred. Mr Whitley, on behalf of the Council, said they deeply regretted the desth of this old servant, who he believed had served them faithfully and well for some time. They desired to convey their sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Illness of the Archdruid. HWFA MON BEDRIDDEN. The news of the serious illness of the venerable Archdruid of Wales, Hwfa Mon (Rev Robert Williams), at his residence, Llys Hwfa, River Street, Rhyl, will occasion widespread regret. For some years past Hwfa Mon has been the central figure at the Welsh National Eisteddfod, but his pictursque figure was missed at the recent festival at Mountain Ash. Failing strength prevented him journeying so far, and his absence was the subject of much comment and not a little specula- tion, especially in bardic circles. Up till a week or two ago, however, he was to be seen almost daily on the Rhyl Promenade, a favourite resort of his. He is suffering from congestion of the lungs, but the friends attending him are hopeful of his recovery, notwithstanding his 86 years, and that wish will,, we feel sure be universally shared. On inquiry just before going to press we were told that there was no improvement in the vener- able Archdruid's condition.
Chester Sun=Blind Accident THE APPLICATION FOR NEW TRIAL. On Thursday, at the Chester County Court, his _"1 u -J.L ixuiauiu gave juagmenc in reference to an application for a new trial of the case of Platt v. Eisiski. The case was tried before the Deputy-Judge (Mr Cuthbcrt Smith), with a jury, on the 19th July, when judgment was entered fur the plaintiff for f84 9s upon certain findings by the jury in reply to questions put to them by the learned judge. The plaintiff was Mrs Platt, wifo of Mr Thomas Platt, farmer, near Stamford Bridge, and the defendant had a tobacconist and hairdresser's establishment in Eastgate-street. Plaintiff was walking along the pavement on the 19th:August, 1904, when a rod supporting defendant's sun-blind fell on her head, causing serious injuries. It was alleged that defendant or his servants had negligently, unskil- fully anj insecurely attaehsd or fixed the rods to the premises. To this defendant filed a state. ment of defence, in which he denied negli- gence, and said the rod on the date named was safely and properly fixed. He also mentioned that a Great W estern Railway lurry was passing at the time aud loaded with, among other things, a high latticed crate, and which was so closely driven to the pavement that the projecting crate caught the framework of the blind and snapped the nut in two, so that the rod fell. Defendant subsequently applied for a new trial on —His Honour said if there was any evidence of negligence it would not be right to interfere. The jury were the judges as to the nature of the evidence, and here he could not say that there was no evidence coupled with the other findings, and the question might well be raised whether it was not negligence to bring out the rods and blind so nearly to the edge of the footpath as to make it possible for a passing vehicle using the road in a reasonable way t., come in contact with it. To do so was to incur a risk, and at the peril of the person who did it, and this, when injury was inflicted on a third innocent person, might be a negligent act for which the person who did it might be legally responsible. Defendant alleged that the Railway Co. caused the damage, and surely it was no ground ot surprise to find the plaintiff saying, Even so, if the act of the Railway Co. was the immediate and approximate cause of the damage, they would not be responsible so long as they were using the road in a reasonable way. Under all the circum- stances he was obliged to refuse the application for a uew trial. j 1 ?'/ I
RHYL DISTRICT. I For Style, Finish and Price, Our Ladies' Dress Skirts and B louses Cannot be beat n- HUBBARD, The Cash Draper. HATWOOD'S,35 Queen Street Rbyl.-Fc:r Fisbing Tackle, price and quality cannot be beaten. Flies rom II-dozen The oldestFishingTackledealers n Wale i, established over 40 years. Fifty gross of choice Flies choose from at Hatwood's SEED POTATOES for PLANTING-—Worsley Pride Scottish Triumph, British Queen, &c., at wliolesal price.-ROOSE & CO., S.P.Q.R. Stores. SEASONABLE SPECIALITIES.—See the windows at Mr T. M. Davies, Chemist, Bodfor Street, and you will tind a well-arranged series of specialities of various kinds for the present season. Gi-and Show of New Goods In all departments— TTUBBAlJD, The Cash Draper, Commerce House, Wellington lid. NOTICE. M. J. EDWARDS, COMPTOX HOCSJ5. Showrooms are replete with the Latest Novelties for Autumn and Winter Sea- sons. A visit of inspection will be esteemed. The Fashionable Complaint. Mr J Herbert Lewis, M.P., successfully under- went an operation for appendicitis in London on Monday. Education Item. Congratulations to Misa M A Pearson, daughter of our worthy Inspector, and assistant mistress of ale Road National School, upon her success in the recent teachers' examination. She was awarded a second-class certificate. Christ Church. Rev J Pandy Williams again had the pleasure of preaching to crowded congregations at Christ Church on Sunday last, and his discourses were much enjoyed. At the evening service Madame Annie Grew (who was one of the Eisteddfod artistes) rendered in a very able and effective manuer the sacred song entilted Abide with me," which was listened to with great attention through- out and much appreciated. The accompaniment was most sympathetically played by Miss Winnie Davies, the organist of the church. St. Asaph Diocesan Conference. The St. Asaph Diocesan Conference, which was originally fixed for next week will be held at Rhyl on Wednesday and Thursday, October 25th and 26uh. The first meeting of the conference will be held on the afternoon of the 25th, and will be followed by services at St. Thomas's Church in English and Trinity Church in Welsh, where sermons will be preached by the Rev. Stephen E Gladstone and the Venerable Arch- deacon Morgan. On the 26th the Bishop will deliver his address, and the following subjects will be discussed :—Religious teaching in Elementary Schools Church reform, (a) consolidation of parishes, (b) the parson's freehold the need and methods of quickening the spiritual life of our people. At the general meeting in the evening, Colonel W. Cornwallis West will take the chair, and addresses will be delivered"by several speakers on "The Church and the Age," including the Rev. J Wakeford, Liverpool, and the Dean of Bangor. A Day Off. At Rhyl Police Court last Friday, before Messrs W Elwy Williams and J H Ellis, George Henry Taylor, a labourer hailing from Bylchau, was fined 5s for drunkenness and disorderly conduct at Morfa Bach the previous day. Asked what he had to say in answer to the evidence of P.C. Rogers, defendant replied that his master allowed him a day off, and he set off on an excur- sion to Rhyl, where he hoped to spend an enjoyable day. He indulged in only a few glasses of beer, but nearly all his money was gone, how he did not know. In answer to the presiding magistrate he could not say whether he had been robbed or not.—At the same court John Davies, platelayer, of no fixed abode, was charged by P.C. Foulkes with being incapably drunk on Vale Road Bridge the previous day. He pleaded guilty, and on promising to quit the town at once he was discharged. The Queen's Palaoe. Mr J W Collinson, the popular musical director of the Queen's Palace, was accorded a well deserved "benetit" on Tuesday night, when a mammoth variety programme was gone through, the different items being rendered in a very pleasing manner. The performers included the Palace artistes for the week—Fannie Elton, banjoist Walter Mun- roe, Irish character comedian and dancer Wyotti, comedian and dancer; Little Beatie, the child vocalist and dancer; Vera Mayne, comedienne; Cassie Cirello; May Heath, soprano vocalist and the orchestra-also Messrs Hubble (of Merrio Men fame), Sutcliffd and Stuart (of the Pier Pierrots), Miss Madge Northcote, Master Eddie Samuels, members of the Promenade Band, &c. This is announced as the last week of the Palace season, and doubtless the opportunity of patronising the remaining entertainments will be tully taken ad- vantage of. A cake walk competition has been arranged for this (Friday) evening. The Bijou Pavilion. For many years past no such successful season as that of this year has been witnessed at the old "small pavilion on the Pier, the resort of the fashionables in times past, before other more pre- tentious, but scarcely less cosy, erections for public entertainments had been put up. The New Cen- tury living pictures have had a splendid run. their intrinsic merits having secured due appreciation from both visitors and residents. The season is now on the eve of closing, and the last week is advertised in another column. New pictures will be introduced, and four performances given daily at 11, 3, 7, and S-30. Many residents, who up to now have been too busy to do so, will doubtless during the week look what the pictures are like and we guarantee they will not be disappointed. Revival Thanksgiving. We understand that a revival thanksgiving ser- vice will be held in Rhyl on October 19th, and will be participated in by friends from Prestatyan, St Asaph, Rhuddlan, Towyn, and Abergele. Football. The same team as that which did so well against GIossop last week has been selected to do duty for Rbyl in the English Cup tie against Wrexham to-morrow. The players will journey to Wrexham by the 12.20 train, and they will doubtless be accompanied by several supporters of the club. The fare is 9d. Rhyl, Wrexham and Bangui- are amongst the clubs exempted until the third round of tho Welsh Senior Cup competition. A Varied Outing. A greater variety than that which was crammed into last Saturday's outing under the auspices of Flint County Teachers' Association and the Rhyl Field Naturalists' Club could not reasonably be expected. A very attractive programme had been arranged by the Teachers' Nature Study Club, and its pleasures were shared by an enthusiastic company of about sixty. The meet was at Talacre Railway Station, whence the company proceeded to Point of Ayr Colliery, botany and entomology being discussed by the way. The colliery works were inspected under the guidance of Mr T Bates Gregory, and an opportunity of descending the pit was readily embraced, the novelty appealing as strongly to the ladies as to the stern sex. A visit was next paid to the Point of Air Lifeboat House, under the guidance of Captain W C James, where a lantern lecture on The Life History of a Moss" was given bv Mr G Bradley, of Newton-le-Willows. The lifeboat was also specialty launched, by permission of Mr C J Batters, local secretary of the National Life- boat Institution,and under the direction of Captain James, assisted by his gallant collier crew. The Lighthouse also proved an interesting resort, Captains Murphy and Cornish being in charge there. A 1isit to the lightship had alsc been ar- ranged, but owing to the state ot the tide that had to be abandoned. Altogether the outing was a thoroughly enjoyable and instructive one. Mr T Jones, Council School, Ffynnongroew, proved a very comneLent leader for the day. A word of praise is also due to Miss Mary Baker, Holywell upon whom the secretarial work devolved. Seaside Overcrowding in August. A commuuieiition has been received by the Morecambe Corporation from the Blackpool Corporation with regard to the overcrowding of holiday resorts in August, and suggesting a confer- ence of representatives from Blackpool, Morecambe, Southport, Douglas, and other towns, at Preston' with a view to bringing about if possible are- arrangement of holiday weeks of Lancashire towns. J fhe matter has been referred to the Morecambe I Council Advertising Committee. 1 Temperance Activity. An Executive Committee meeting in connection with the Denbighshire and District Temperance Association was held at Clwyd Street Chapel on Nk-ednesday, under the presidency of Mr J Herbert Roberts. M.P. A resolution was passed expressing sympathy with Mr J H Lewis, M.P, in his illness. The annual meeting of the association was fixed to take place in this town on November 28th. Other business transacted in(I ided the appointment of the Rev B Hughes, St Asaph, and Mr Hugh Edwards (Huwco Penmaen), secretary as represen- tatives of the Association upon the Executive Committee of the North Wales Temperance Asso- ciation, and the appointment of the following delegates to the annual meeting of that association at Mold next week:—Rev Jno Roberts, Rhyl, Miss Gee, Denbigh, and Messrs Jno Jones, Rhyl Wm. Williams, Llanrwst. and Geo Williams, Denbigh. Members of Parliament and candidates for Parlia- ment in North Wales were recently asked the fol- lowing questions by the North Wales Temperance Association :-If returned to Parliament will you (1) press the demand of Wales for the right to settle the licensing question in accordance with the predominant convictions of the Welsh people and will you support (2) the immediate reversal of the retrograde provisions of the Licensing Act of 1904; (3) measure giving to inhabitants of localities in Wales control over the issue of licences for the sale of intoxicating liquors in their area and (4) measure to amend and to strengthen the Welsh Sunday Closing Act ? Satisfactory replies have, we understand, been received from Messrs J H Lewis, M.P., J H Roberts, M.P.,Clement Edwards and Howell Idris and the association has taken upoa itself to urge the electors to support these geutlemen when the elections come round. Wedding. At the Welsh Baptist Chapel, on Sunday, P.C. J W Evans, of St Asaph, was quietly married to Miss Mary Ellen Manley, third daughter of Mr Mauley, Cecil House, Wellington Road. The Rev Mr Rees, of Oswestry, officiated. The bride, who was neath- attired in a chocolate-coloured costume, was given away by Mr Evans, of Dicks' Boot Stores, St. Asaph, her sister and the bridegroom's sister acting as bridesmaids. Mr Thomas Evans, brother of the bridegroom, discharged the duties of best man, Mr Ed Gallagher being his lieutenant. A reception was afterwards held at Cecil House, and the newly married couple, who were the recipients of numerous presents, subsequently departed on a honeymoon tour along the Welsh coast. Royal Alexandra Hospital. On Tuesday, through the kindness of Mrs Eyton Lloyd, an exhibition of "Punch and Judy was given in the wards, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the spectators, with whom this show is always a favourite. Oa Wednesday Mr Carter again invited the patients to see the Living Pictures in the Bijou Pavilion, and many thanks are due to him for his kindness. The following gifts have been received, and are gratefully acknowledged :-Fruit, Flowers, and Vegetables Mrs Chambres, Mrs Guy Francis, Mrs Talbott, Col. Hughes, Master Clifford Jones. Knitted Vests Mrs Bulkeley Johnson. Picture Books: Miss Guthrie. Tender. The tender of Messrs Richard Evans and Son, Haydock Colliery, for supplying all the Denbigh Elementary Schools with coal has been accepted by the Denbigh Grouped School Managers. Diocesan Association of Sohools. In compliance with the Bishop's Pastoral, a special appeal will be made in all the churches of the diocese on Sunday next, in behalf of the fund for the support of the National Schools. In Rhyl, Canon Fletcher is expected to preach in St Thomas' Church, while the Rev Primrose Ford, the Rector of Stone, will preach in St John's. In the Welsh Church, the well-known poet and hymnist, the Rev W Morgan (Penfro), Vicar of Manafon, will be the evening preacher. There will be, we hope, a generous response to the Bishop's stirring appeal. The Merrio Men. Besides catering well for the holiday makers still with us, Mr E H Williams and his famous Merrie Men have lately been fulfilling a few even- ing engagements in neighbouring towns, where their performances have been much appreciated. Bowling. Yestorday the Rhyl Bowling Green was the scene of another contest between teams captained by Mr Fred Roberts and Mr W R Everatt, captain and vice-captain respectively of the town club. The result was a win for the captain's team, by 101 points to 72 in the singles and 67 to 61 in the doubles-an aggregate of 168 against 133. 119
Rhyl Property Market. SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY SALES BY MESSRS WM DEW AND SON. An important and well attended property sale was held at the Westminster Hotel, Rhyl, yester- day, by Messrs William Dew and Son, the well- known Bangor auctioneers. Mr F J Gamlin, solicitor to the vendors, having read the conditions of sale, Mr Dew, in his characteristic and delightfully breezy style, took the company into his confidence as to his views concerning Rhyl's future. He was, he reminded them, at one time a resident of Rhyl, < and since he left he had frequently re-visited the town, being occasionally paid to do so (laughter). Rhyl, h<t maintained, had never stood in a more favourable position than was the case to-day. He looked upon Rhyl as one of the most fortunate seaside resorts along the beautiful coast of North Wales, and the great advantage Rhyl had over every other resort on the coast was that it stood nearest to all the large towns of England, upon the populations of which the lodging-house > keepers depended to such a great extent during the summer months. Rhyl had, he believed, notwithstanding certain adverse circumstances, experienced as good a season as any place along the coast. Certainly its attractions were second to none. Besides a variety of places of amusement, it possessed golf links that could not be beaten by any others in North Wales, and many other delightful features. From a sanitary point of view the town stood in the very forefront, its drainago system being perfect; and the water supply was all that could be desired. In short, there was a great future before Rhyl, and opportunities for investment in building or land would, in his opinion, never be better than now. The first lot submitted for competition- -South Villa, Elwy Street -did not excite much enthusiasm, and was withdrawn at £310. For Nos 1 to 7 Borthyn Terrace, West Kinmel Street, bidding commenced at Ll,200 and at 1:1,790 they were knocked down to Mr Thomas Hughes, Ffynnongroew Road. •?> Air Percy became the purchaser of Nos 1 to 7 Adelaide Terrace, Ffynnongroew Road, after a series of bids rising from £1,000 to 1:1,420. For the centrally situated block of buminess premises known as Wellington Chambers and Wellington Arcade, with No 5 Vaughan Terrace, bidding started at £1,000, and after a keen contest between Messrs Percy, Hoffman, and Owens, the first-named became the purchaser at £ 2,240. Mr Percy also bought Nos 1 to 4 Vaughan Ter- race, after a succession of bids rising from JC250 to £360. ° The Chambrcton Park or Brigydon estate and part of Ffynnongroew Gardens were offered aa ouiiuing sites, out no higher figure than Is lid per yard was offered for the whole 26,443 sq. yards, and there was no bid for any of the sites separately. Consequently the land was withdrawn. No purchaser was found for the five cottoges at Wern Fechan, Ruthin.
Hockey. RHYL CLUB'S ARRANGEMENTS. The annual meeting of the Rhyl Hockey Club was held at the Grosvenor Temperance Hotel on Wednesday evening, under the chairmanship of 1 Gunner. Officer* for the coming season avere appointed as follows :—Captain, Mr VV Gnn- Y1C0'?al>taini Mr II Coniiaii secretary, Mr Lewis; treasurer, Mr LI B Evans;committee, Messrs F Connah, C Tottv, and B Baker, and Misses Kerr and E Gunner, It was decided to commence the season with a practice match on a held off Grange Road, which has been secured for the season. An attractive fixture list will, it.is hoped, be ready shortly. The \Vebh Hockey Association, or rather the North Wales division, met at Llandudno on IV, ed nesday under the chairmanship of that veteran player, Mr Chas Connah, of Rhyl. The North VVales Hockey Association—part of a scheme for giving North and South Wales complete control over their respective affairs, which has been under consideration for some time—was formally con- stituted, officers being appointed as follows President, lion Henry Mostyn; vice-presidents, Messrs Chas Connah (Rhyl) and I) Breeze (Port- in adoc) secretary and treasurer, Mr D L Hughes (Portmadoe). Mr Connah was also elected chair- man of the Welsh Selection Committee, the choice t,hi; year falling to North Wales. Mr LI B Evans, was amongst the delegates chosen to attend the v\ el^h Association weetin, at Shrewsbury to- morrow, which is likely to have a very important bearing upon the firturs of hockey^iu Wale?,