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TM. DAVIES DISPENSING CHEMIST, BODFOR STREET AND WEST PARADE, RHYL; The branch on the WEST PARADE is now open with a large assortment of fresh and purej Drugs, Chemicals, Invalid and Toilet requisites. National Telephone No 0167 National telephone No Telegraml-Ellis, Rhy 9 THE BEST IN THE WORLD. ELLIS'S CLENLIVET WHISKEY. Guaranteed 12 Years Old. ASK FOR ELLIS'S RED DRAGON BRAND And See that you get it. Not a: Headache in, a: Hogshead ole Proprietor- J. H. Ellis ll&12Water-st,Rhy] Full Price Lists of Wines, Spirits, &c., on application. # i H. A STEER, WINE MERCHANT' 73 High Street, Rhyl. (Near the Fountain) GOLD LABEL HIGHLAND WHISKY As supplied to COL. CORNWALLlS WEST, Ruthin Gastle during the visit of IE.MIKING EDWARD VII May, 1898. Specia Value in larets: CHATEAU MOUTON D'ARMAILHACQ, Grand Yin Vintage 1900, ISs per doz. CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE (Sarget), Vintage 1900 24s per doz. IN ORDINAIRE (Selected), 12s. dozen. MOET & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE, 66s. doz. bott 30s. doz. half bottl- BASS'S ALES, in 9 and lS-gallon Casks,from per gallon Do. PALE ALE, at Is 3d per gallon. GUINNESS' DUBLIN STOUT, in Cask and Bottle. KING EDWARD VII. Liqueur Qualitv, very ol^ ■■SCOTCH WHISKY, guaranteed Pure Malt. Distillea in Scotland from the finest Malted Barley. JOHN JAMESON'S IRISH WHISKY. WREXHAM LAGER BEER Bass & Co,fi Light Bottl'g Ale: Imperial Pints, 2 6per doz Half Pints, 1 6 per doz Sparkling Saumur: finest extra quality. Made and fermented on exactly the same principle as the finest Champagnes Recommended with the utmost Gonfidence to the connoisseu and invalid Bottles,48s doz Half Bottles 24s Telegrams— Steer,Rhyl." Telephone-No PriceList on Application FRED ROBERTS AND CO., House Furnishers AM) Removers, RHYL AND COLWYN. ESTIMATES FREE. Jewellery and silver Plate LARGEST AND BEST STOCK IN RHYL Why pay city prices when you can purchase the samegoodeat this establishment and save 20 per cent ? Gem Rings from 3/6 to £ 100j m Brooches from to £ 100. Large stock 22ct. Wedding Ring zn SOLD BY WEIGHT, Hall marked Silver Goods from 1/. Note my prices before buying elsewhere. Old Gold and Silver purchased for cash or taken in exchanget S. BODDINGTON, NoteAddress 28 Queen Street UNDER THE CLOCK)
EDUCATION AND ITS COST.
EDUCATION AND ITS COST. A recent aunouucemeut by the Prime Minister that the anomalies in connection with education rates are forming the subject of inquiry by a Departmental Committee will afford universal satisfaction. On the face of it, there is something wrong in a system whereby in or.e district an educa- tion rate of three shillings in the pound is levied, and in another the rate is only sixpence or ninepenee. The anomaly is intensified by the very circumstances that brings it about. In large industrial com- munities, where the vast majority of the parents are comparatively poor land nearly all the children attend public elementary to., ..schools, the cost is necessarily highest. At [1ett Joíièïe time the uower of payment is lower, 0 a it comes to paas that the districts > which can best afford to pay have the lowest. education rate,and those which can least afford have the highest rate. The obvious remedy! would be to throw the entire cost of education on the Imperial Exchequer. There are, however, innumerable objections to this apparently simple remedy. We will name only one. If local bodies continued to ad- minister education it would be a premium on extravagance. All sorts of fantastical educa- tional luxuries would be indulged in on the ground that the State pars. If, on the other hand, the State claimed its right to administer the funds it provided there would arise a local clamour and more education grievances would be raised. We are not without hope that the experts to whom the examination of the subject has been remitted may be able to suggest a remedy that will relieve the suffering districts without violating economic laws. Seemingly we are always to have an education difficulty. Passive resistance is dying out despite Mr Lloyd-George's boast that resistance would triumph in Wales. If it had not already fallen flat passive resist- ance would have been killed by this genuine grievance of high rates-so high, that if they had been anticipated in 1870, there would have been no Education Act. The authors of the Act of 1870 modestly suggested a threepenny rate as the maximum expendi- ture. They had no idea how extravagant the new School Boards were to become.
Gossip. Speaking of the actions necessary to bring more visitors to Welsh watering-places, the Aberystwyth paper says that "the first great task is to keep the name of Wales permanently and pleasantly before the world." True. But what is being done? Has the name of Wales been of late pleasantly before the world ?" Does our Radical contemporary imagine that the starvation of Welsh Church school teachers and the persecution of Welsh Church schools is a means of keeping the name of Wales pleasantly before the thousands of Church- people who have been accastomed to sojourn in the Principality' Our opinion is that Wales stinks in the nostrils of thousands of Englishmen, Noncon- formists as well as Churchmen. The petty partizan persecution resorted to by men in authority is not masterful and tyrannical merely, but it is also mean, childish, and despicable. Death has been busy at Rhyl during a month past, when 14 persons were buried in the Church cemeteries. Three were each a month old, one three months, one four, two eight, the others being adults, four being over sixty, two of them over seventy. The Guardians' call upon the parish of Rhyl for the coming half-year amounts to £ 3,036, being equal to one-third the total calls of the Union upon twenty-three parishes. If representation goes with taxation Rhyl ought to secure more representatives on the board. It was made plain at the late meet- ing of the Guardians that they do not have the spending of more than half this money, and that really the rate should be called a County Rate. When time goes on, and more Council Schools are built, the rate may well be called the Education Rate, for the new schools will swallow more than anything else. At last the infirmary building at St. Asaph is completed. There has been considerable delay over this work, which would doubtless have been a more extended one had not one of the Rhyl Guardians, despite much discouragement, pegged at it to get the work completed. There appears to be a tendency in some of our courts to deal very leniently with some offences. On Monday, a strapping fellow, who was described in emphatically uncomplimentary terms by the police, had to answer charges of drunkenness and of asaults on the police. His conduct appears to have been of a very aggravating kind. Yet the man was let off with a fine of 10s and costs. This is not very encouraging to the police,we must say. The force is at tunes blamed for not repressing cases of disorderly conduct. We do not wonder if the charge should be true, if offenders are to be let oil as easily as some of them have been dealt with at Rhyl of late. k-arioug charges of cruelty to animals were heard at the local courts this week. It is pleasing to find the police and the special officer who looks after this kind of offence active in the detection of offenders. One of the matters to be brought before the adjourned annual meeting of the Agricultural Society on Monday will be a proposal to remove the secretary's office to Mold. One would imagine that a proper place for this would be Rhyl, one of the chief towns in the society's district. The various meetings of the year are held in the town wherein the show is to be held in that particular year. Mold is by no means the central town, and we fail to find what the society has to gain by this move. We imagine that it has emanated from a jealousy of Rhyl, which is a spirit which has made itself evident among the Moldarians on previous occasions. If they would save themselves possible disap- poiotment and inconvenience, railway travellers would do well to familiarise themselves in good time with the revised time tables, which come into operation next week, and which show several important alterations. A perusal of the same by our Councillors, with a view to securing their modification in some respects, is also strongly recommended. A certain local gentleman has learnt to his cost that when it rains at Blackpool it does not of necessity follow that it is also wet in Rhyl. The other day an interesting wedding which was solemnised not a dozen miles from Rhyl was considerably delayed owing to the forgetfulness of the bridegroom, who came from a distance, in leaving at his home that all important document, the certificate. This incident perhaps accounts for the belated appearance of a well-known auctioneer at a recent Rhyl sale. True, troubles never come singly. The St Asaph Union Blue Book for the past year provides a wealth of information, compiled in a most able manner by the Clerk of the Union (Mr Charles Grimsley) with the help of the staff under him. The first among many interesting and at times astounding facts which we gather therefrom is that during the past ten years the total expenditure of the Union has risen from £14,8-1-9 to £ 22,42. the lowest expenditure during that period being £U,0:24 in 1897. LIO,482 of the f22,423 is put down as county and police rates, which ten years ago totalled only £ 5,097. In- maintenance has increased from i:928 to £ 1,295, and the expenditure on out-relief and paupers in hospitals has increased from £5,968 to 1:6,496. These are not very agreeable facts, but they help to prove that the County Councils rather than the Guardians are the bodies chiefly responsible for the increased burdens of the ratepayers. In ten years the rateable value of the Union has gone up from £ 100.59o to £ 123,603 for the Flint- shire portion, and from XlOil,640 to 111-14,653 for the Denbighshire portion. The rateable value of Rhyl at Lady Day last is put down at £ 60,7S5. Only six other parishes show a five figure rateable value, those being Abergele Rural £ 21,261, Den- bigh £ 18,720 Rhuddlan, £ 13,102, Prestatyn n I. 796, Henllan Urban £11,:276, and Abergele Urban £ 11,096. St Aaaph comes next with £ 9,988. Dyserth and Bodelwyddan are also well up the list with £ 5,996 and £ 5,970 respectively.
DEATHS. September 21 st, at 43 Thornecastle Street, Ringsend, Dublin, Myfanwy, darling child of R. P. and K. Griffith, aged 2 months, Nelson.—Sept 23, at Dudley House, Beechwood Road, Frederick William, eldest son of the late William Nelson, aged 27 years. No cards. Mrs Nelson and sons beg to convey their sincere thanks for the many letters of sympathy received in their bereavement. b Memufuam. 0 in loving memory of my dear husband John Edwards, who passed away at his residence, Trevor House, River Street, September 27th, 1899, aged 29 years also Margaret Jones, late of 57 West Parade, who departed this life after a painful illness, September 10th, 1903, aged 48 years. Sadly missed. In sad, but loving, memory of our beloved son, John Edwards, who departed this life at his residence, 30 River Street, September 27th, 1899. —F and S Edwards, Ruabon House. "Thy will l be done." "?O""
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Flintshire Education I Committee. I SCHOOL MANAGERS AND ASSISTANT TEACHERSHIPS. I Tho monthly meeting of this Committee was held on Wednesday in the Mold County Hall Mr J L Muspratt presiding. Evening Schools. Arrangements were made for the opening of 23 evening continuation and technical schools in the county, and it was decided that the certificated elementary school teachers engaged in them should be paid at the rate of os per hour, and that the fee be increased to 4s per hour at the close oflthe session in the particular schools found to be self-supporting. Fireguards in Schools. A schedule was submitted showing the num- ber of schools where fireguards should be provided. The Rev T Mardy Rees said fireguards should be regarded as fixtures and provided by the managers in the case of the non-provided schools. The Secretary (Mr F Llewelyn Jones) said that was one of the points as to which there was a doubt. The Buildings Sub-committee recommended, as the amount required was not large and the doubt existed, the authority should provide the required guards. The Rev Mardy Rees I move that we first of all ask the managers of the non-provided schools to provide these guards. Dr Humphrey Williams If Mr Mardy Rees knew that a little child was burnt in school perhaps he would withdraw. Mr C W Jones proposed that they sanction the expenditure provided that the Board of Education, on being applied to by the clerk, ruled that the guards were not fixtures. This was seconded by Mr H A Tilby and carried. Mr Mardy Rees's proposal being defeated. Assistant Teachers Appointments. In March last the secretary, at the request of the Committee, wrote to the managers of all the schools in the county suggesting that the managers should agree to appoint in the case of vacancies the assistant teachers recommended by the Director of Education. In view of the provisions of the Education Act, 1902, Mr Llewelyn Jones pointed out, the managers were not required to make any stipulation as to the religious denomination of assistant teachers, notwithstanding any provisions of school trust deeds to the contrary. A table of the replies from 73 non-provided schools was now submitted. The first in the list was from the Bagillt School, the managers of which, it was stated, refused the re- quest with the remark, "None but Church members need apply." In the case of eigh^ schools the managers expressed their willing- ness to appoint the teachers recommended by the Director. The reply from the Dyserth National School was that the managers were "agreeable to appoint the best teacher irre- spective of creed from amongst a number re- commended by the Director." No replies or indefinite replies were received from 20 schools, and the remaining 45 refused the Committee's request. A number of the refusals were j couched in identical terms, the language used being as foll,)ws :The managers will at all times be willing to assist the Education Com- mittee in any endeavours which may be made to increase the efficient and economic working of the schools, but they do not see how the concessions asked for will conduce to that end. Every case of staffing must depend upon the particular circumstances of each school, and the managers who are on the spot should be most competent to judge as to whether or no a school is sufficiently and efficiently staffed. The managers, moreover, feel that the powers so far conferred upon them do not justify them in making concessions of any kind for the present." The Rev W LI Nicholas said he was person- ally sorry the schedule had been printed. It was generally well known why the circular was sent y forth. The late Mr II Llewelyn Jones was at the root of the matter, and his object was to make a direct attack upon the management of the non-provided schools. He was sorry for the sake of the memory of the late Mr Llewelyn Jones that the return should have been printed at all. Dr Humphrey Williams said he felt that he must repel' that charge against a dead man. That was not the chief object of the late Mr R Llewelyn Jones in asking for this return, and if he had not asked for it others would have done so. He had a good mind to ask for a further return as to the number of Church children who were being taught at the County Schools as pupil teachers. In Flintshire Voluntary Schools predominated, and the mo- ment the Nonconformist teachers they were training qualified themselves to be assistant I masters and mistresses they would find that they could not get admittance to 80 or 85 of the schools in the county. If the people put up with this they had not the backbone their fore- fathers had. Mr H A Tilby thought the Committee sadly lacking in the sense of proportion. They had just been taking the precaution that the coal for the schools should be properly safeguarded, but it was not the correspondent or the managers who were to safeguard it, but the County Council representative. Let the Committee note the suspicion that breathed in such a resolution as that. Then Mr Mardy Rees was righteously indignant at the proposal to buy fireguards for the Voluntary Schools. He had not objected to their insisting upon the letter of the law in these matters, but, on the other hand, they could not, in the present state of the educational crisis, blame the other side because they insis- ted upon the letter of the law too. He suggested that the managers had taken up a reasonable attitude. It was evident that before long educational matters would have to be put into the melting pot once more—(hear, hear)—and he asked would people in charge of certain rights be wise to relinquish them in view of the rearrangement which was sure to come ? Each party then would say, What have you got to give ?" It would be un- reasonable, he submitted, for a county council who themselves refused to concede a single point to ask the other side to make any con- cessions, especially as the schools were now less well staffed than they had probably been for the last two or three years.-(-No, no.) Let them look at their scholarship results. Could they say they were satisfied with the return for the money spent on education in Flintshire to- day ? He was glad this return was published. Mr P T Davies-Cooke, correcting Dr Wil- liam's statement that none but Church teachers would be employed in 85 schools of the county, said he knew of two National schools himself where there were Nonconformist teachers. If these schools were not provided there would be a big addition to the rates, and in return those who found the buildings should have some con- trol over the religious instruction. Mr C W Jones said they were talking of the harm of suggesting that Nonconformist teachers were not fit to be head teachers. What effect must not that have upon the children ? His late brother moved for the return now presented out of no ill-feeling towards the Church schools. Without the return how could they know the number of teachers whom they had to train 1 He resented the suggestion of Mr Nicholas as to his brother's motive—(hear, hear.) In reply to Dr Humphrey Williams, Mr Bevm Evans, Director of Education, stated that there might be one or two schools which at present were wofte staffed than they were formerly, but practically all the schools were as well staffed as under the old arrangement. The Chairman said he felt very much indeed the number of absolute refusals in the return. It showed that in most cases the managers had not acted up to what Mr Balfour called the spirit of the Act of 1902, He felt that before long the mass of the scliool4 would be entirely in the hands of the education authority of the county—(hear, hear). County Scholarships. Mr Pennant submitted the awards of the Scholarships' Committee as the result of the recent County Schools examination. The scholarship of open to all the schools in the county, was awarded to Hugh Thomas Jones, Holywell, who had 1,838 marks; the three other scholarships of £ 30 each were awarded to the following :—Chas T Kirtland, Rhyl, 1,575 marks Blodwen Jones, Mold, 1,081 marks and Ralph Hampson, Ha warden, 1,061 marks. Winifred Jones, of Mold, ob- tained 1,71( marks, and so came second in the examination, but- she already held a scholarship. Walsh Teaching Prohibited. The Flintshire Secretary of Education, M F Llewelyn Jones, reported that he had hadr an interview with a representative of the trustees of the Ruth Evans Charity with respect to the proposed transfer to the county authority of the Christ Church British Schools, Rhyl, and that there was considerable difficulty in the matter owing to fact that the trustees insisted upon the introduction into the deed of transfer of a clause prohibiting the teaching of Welsh in the school. The matter was left in the hands of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the EducatiolJ Committee and the Chairman of the Executive Sub-committee. Coal Supplies. The tender of Messrs Richard Evans V Co., of Morley Rd, Rhyl, for supplying the under- mentioned schools with coal and coke for the coming winter has been accepted :—Rhyl Clwyd Street National School, Vale Road National School, Wellington Road National School, Christ Church British School, Emmanuel Council School, R.C. School Rhuddlan National School, Bodelwyddan National School, Dysorth National School, Cwm National School.
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County School Education. TO THE EDIToR OF Til hi RHJTJ JOURNAL. Sm,-After looking through the report of the examination for pupil teachers' scholarships, which was held L'.t Rhyl in July last, 1 find that out of 16 candidates 4 were from the County School, 2 from Christ, Church School, 3 from the National School, and the rest from schools outside the town. Everyone expected that the County School pupils would, by a long way, head the list. Indeed, I think it was quite unfair to compel younger children from the Elementary Schools to compete with older scholars from the County Schools. But look at the results. Of the County School candidates one passed and three failed. All the children sent in by the various Elementary Schools in the town passed. The County School candidates take the 3rd, 8th, 9th, and 13th places, their ages being 15, 14, 14. 14, while some of the Elementary School pupils were only 12 and 13. Now the Educa- tion Committee proposes to send those who have pissed to the County School for two years, after which, if they pass, they will be apprenticed as pupil teachers. The Education Committee is mak- ing a great mistake by throwing two years of the children's life away in compelling them to atteud the County School. Can we as parents look forward with any feeling of gratification to the success of our children in obtaining scholarships? The results are pretty much the same through- out the county. 1 see in one district (Holywell) children aged 12 had to compete with County School children aged I û to 18, and a girl aged 13 from an Elementary School beat another aged 18 from a County School. It is time our local County Councillors drew attention to the miserable results, with a view of finding some other means of educa- ting those who are to become our future school- masters and schoolmistresses. It is quite time that the work of our County Schools was looked into. The public never see a Central Board report, and I am told they are marked private and confi- dential. I dare say some will point to the £ 70 scholarship won by a Rhyl County School boy last year. But no doubt they will forget to say that the father of the lad paid to have him privately coached by a correspondence college. Can anyone tell me why so many of the pupil teachers who are compelled to go to the County School for their education fail to get into College ? In conclusion may I ask, in all fairness to the public, whose money is spent on these schools, and the money of people who can hardly manage to keep their heads above low water line, that the results of the recent examinations—Science and Art and Central Weleh Board-be published, with the number presented for examination in each. It is true that only 3 passed in drawing out of IS at the evening classes last wiuter.—I am, yours faithfully, William Pickersoill.
odelwyddan. A King's Medalist. Mr Thomas Davies, No 2, Bodelwyddan, has been presented with the King's medal for long and faithful service as a pobtman. He retired from that position some time ago, after completing 32 years' service on the Bodelwyddan round, which for the first 15 years he worked from St Asaph, his journeys for the letter period being between Bodelwyddan and Rhuddlan. At the lowest estimate he must have tramped about 150,000 miles in the discharge of his duties, which were always most satisfactorily rendered. Though now enjoying a well-earned rest, Mr Davies looks fit for almost another 30 years' service, and we trust he may continue in the enjoyment of good health for many years to come. Mr Davies had already obtained the maximum number of stripes for the excellent performance of his duties but through the instrumentality of the headmaster (Mr W S Clarke) he is now able to wear the King's medal above mentioned. The deco- ration, which is star shaped and bears in blue on a silver ground the Royal monogram en- circled by the words "For long and faithful senice," was presented to him at the Rhyl Post Office on Wednesday afternoon. In making the presentation, in the presence of several members of the staff, Mr Clarke spoke higisly of the effici- eocy and faithfulness Mr Davies had displayed in carrying out work which must sometimes have been of a very monotonous nature, to sav nothing of its discomforts in wet weather. Mr Davies suitably acknowledged the gift, and was heartily cheered by the staff. =
Dyserth. Wedding. On Thursday last the C.M. Chapel, Dyserth, was the scene of an interesting wedding, the con- tracting parties being Mr R T Hughes, florist, l-uthin, son of the late Mr Robert Hughes, of that town, and Miss Mary Hughes, eldest daughter of u's e Mr Edward Hughes, Melbourne House, Dyserth. There was a large congregation, both the bride and bridegroom being well known, the former having for some years past proved herself a useful member of the C.M. Chapel. The officiating minister was the Rev R P Hughes, Dyserth, and Mr Joseph \Villiams, registrar, Rhyl, was also in attendance. The bride, who was given away by her father, was becomingly attired in a dress of grey silk voile, with a black picture hat, while her cousin, Mis3 Hughes, Liverpool, who acted as bridesmaid, wore a dainty dress of grey cloth with hat to match. The duties of best man were dis- charged by the bridegroom's brother, Mr 1) E Hughes, Denbigh. The wedding was followed by a numerously attended reception at the residence of the bride's parents, and later the newly married couple journeyed to Blackpool for the honeymoon, their send-off being a very hearty one. The many presents included a gold diamond brooch from the bridegroom to the bride, a set of gold links from the bride to the bridegroom, and a gold and pearl brooch from the bridegroom to the brides- maid.
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LIST OF VISITORS. S Wood Koad (Miss Lupton)—Mr & Mrs. Billington, Strctford. 9 Wood Road prrs lveeley)—Mr Alexander, Derby Mr Hawkhead, Leeds Mr lveeley, Wham. 2 Sandfield Place (Mr Little)—Miss Morley, London. 11 Emlyn Grovo (Mrs Davison)—Mrs & Miss Nvainwright Master C L Jones, Crewe. (;rove House, Clwyd Street (Miss Jctsum)—Mr, Mrs & Miss Ward, Timperley; Mr IVright, C'bury. 3 Aquarium St (Miss EjPriee)—Mr & Mrs Shen- field, Chester Mrs Jones, Corrigydrudion Miss Roberts do, Miss Parry, Llaurhaiadr Mr & Mrs Taylor, Didsbury. 1 River St (Mrs Kerr)--Mr, Mrs &. Miss Dean, D'ham.
Holywell. The will of Mr Wm Jones, J.]' retired draper, and member of the Flintshire County Council, has been proved at 1:5,9S3 gross. The money is devised to his widow and children. r
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Welsh Wesieyan Synod at ¡ Prestatyn. I REVIVAL THANKQFFERSNG FUND STARFED. In connection with the Financial Synod of the We'sh Wesley.ins, North Wales No. 1 Dist rict, which has been held at Prestat yn this week, uuder tie presidency of the Rev Ed Humphreys, late of Rhyl, and now of Birkenhead, special services were held in all the Wesieyan Chapels in the circuit on Sunday. The committee business I u I transacted on Monday \v;w followed bv a spries of preaching meetings at Prestatyn, M elide a, and Dyseri-h. The Tuesday afternool session wis devoted to considering the spiritual stats of the churches. Several representatives gave interesting accounts of the result of the revival as aiTocting their churches, and a general expiation prevailed that the revival would continue. It was resolved fhtt | a fand should be opened for a thankoi'Tering for tae revival, one-half of the proceeds to be devoted to home mission work and the other half to individual circuit purposes. At night a public me. tiug was held, Mr Robert Davies, Chester, presiding. The Rev Thomas Hughes, Bootle, spoke on Nouconformity and Education." and the Rev R Lloyd Jones, Denbigh, on Nonconformity and Social Questions." The" Seiat Fawr Agored" was held on Wed- nesday, the principal speakers in connection there- with being the Rev W 0 Evans, Rhyl Rev T N Robert" Mold, and Mr This Thomas. Manchester. Preaching meetings were held during the day ;it Bethel and Uehob, tn Chapels. The various meetings were attended by about 120 delegates, who were hospitably entertained by numerous local friends. The lo;:al arrangements in connection with the Synod were carried out by a committee with the Rev Tno Keily as chair- man, Mr T Parry Williams as treasurer, and Mr Oliver Proffitt as secretary, and assisted by various ladies who made themselves responsible for the luncheons and teas from day to day. On Tuesday a hearty welcome to the town was ex- tended to the Synod by the Prestatyn Free Churc.. Council.
Rhuddlan. Baptist Chapel. Despite the inclement weather, the annual tea and concert in connection with the Baptist Chapel proved a grat success. This double event took place in the Reading and Recreation Room yester- day, and both the tea and the concert were exceedingly well patronised. The arrangements for the tea were ably carried out under the superintendence of Mrs B Evans, wife of the pastor, and Mrs Divio, High Street. The temptingly set out tables were presided over by Miss Davis, Tower House Miss Wynne, Bryn- ysgol; Irs Ellz%betli Jones, High Street, Mrs Jones, Tydraw and Miss Mary Jones, High Street, assisted by Miss M A Davies, Tower House; Miss Jones, Tanyard Miss M A Wynne, Miss M A Evans, Miss Owen, Marian Mills and Miss Annie Charlton. Other helpers included Mrs Roberts, Laundry; Mrs Pritchard, Parliament St; Mrs Roche, Mariners' Arms; Mrs M Davies, Penybont; Mrs J Jones. Castle St Mrs Edwards, Morfa and Miss Ann Parry. The concert which f llowed was presided over by Mr W Conwy Bdl, J.P., who was supported by the Rev B Evans. A capital miscellaneous programme was gone through, the items rendered consisting of gramophone selections by Mr R Williams, recitations by Miss L Jones, Spectol fy Nain and Mr E Edwards, St. Aeaph songs by Miss T Tregoning, Denbigh Mr T Vaughan, Abergele, "Y plentyn a'r gwlith" and "Beddy Bugail"; Miss M E Roberts, St Asaph Mr R J Jones, Abergele, "Cymru fy Nijwlad" and "Gwlad yr Eisteddfodau"; and Miss A T Roberts, St. Asaph and glees by a party from Dyserth under the conductorehip of Mr Alfred Jones, and a party from Aborgele under the leadership of Mr RJ Jones. The duties of accompanist were efficiently diechirged by Mr J U Hughes. Mr Bell, in the course of his presi- dential remarks, expressed his delight at meeting such a large company on such :an unfavourable night, and thanked the Baptist friends for that opportunity of showing his^sympathy with them in tutir good work. Referring to the presence of the pastor, he said he felt sure he was only echoing the feelings of everybody when he remarked how pleased he was to see him about after his serious illness. He sincerely hoped I13 would soon be quite himself again and as active as before (hear, hear). Mr Evans also briefly addressed the gathering, thanking all for their support and co-operation. What Is a Welsh Sheep ? Mr W Conwy Bell presided last week over a meeting at Corwen of the Welsh Sheep Breeders' Association, and was elected on a committee appointed to consider the best type of Welsh sheep to adopt with a view to their inclusion in a flock book similar to those which have been found to be of such great service in other parts of the kingdom.
Flint. On Friday, the harvest thanksgiving ser- vice was held at Flint Mountain, when the preacher was the Rev 0 Davies, vicar of Pont- blyddyn. On Wednesday, the services of thanks giving for the harvest were held at St. Mary's Parish Church. The Rev E M Richards, Rhy was the preacher at the morning service, and the Rev J Silas Evans, Gyll'ylliog, in the evening. Rev J Silas Evans, Gyll'ylliog, in the evening. The Rector, the Rev W Ll Nicholas, and the Revs T J Roberts and J R Ilughes, took part in the services. At the evening service, choir sang the anthem "I will magnify Thee, 0, God" (Nor- man Churchill; and Simper's service in F. under the direction of Mr E J II Williams, organist and choirmaster. The Flint Mountain and Parish Churches were beautifully decorated by Jadies of the congregation.
Prestatyn. Conoert. Last nighb an attractive concert in aid of the funds of the recently formed Prestatyn gymnasium was held in the Town Hall under the presidency of Mr T Pennant W illiams. The artistes engaged included Miss Louie James, Denbigh, soprano Mrs Josephine Williams Llangefni; contralto Mr T R Jones, Denbigh, tenor; Mr J Williams, Denbigh, bass and Mr Loui Parry, Chester, comedian. North Wales Junior Football Cup. At a meeting of the North Wales Coast Football Association Executive at Conway on Wednesday night, Mr Frank Beech, Rhyl, presiding, the draw for the Junior Cup resulted in Prestatyn having to meet Denbigh at Denbigh on Oct 14.
Newmarket. The Railway Question. A Parish Council was held ton Wednesday even- ing at the Wynne's School, presided over by Mr J Jones, School. The minutes of the last meeting having been read and confirmed, a letter was read from the County Council respecting a suggested extension of the Great Central Railway through the County, and requesting information similar to that furnisaed by the Halkin Parish Council,which referred to the mineral wealth of their district. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to form a committee to collect all information, and to ad- journ the meeting until Thursday evening.
The Archdruid's Health. .
The Archdruid's Health. We regret to have to inform our readers that the aged Archdruid (Hwfa Mon) still lies very ill. Indeed his condition is more serious than it was a week ago, the past day or two having been a very critical time. He is less bright and cheerful than earlier in the week, his breathing having become very laboured. He eats very little and sleeps a great deal, and is somewhat delirious now and again. Shoals of letters from sympathising friends and admirers have come to hand not only from near and remote parts of the United Kingdom but from America, France and other foreign parts. The Hon. Mary Hughes of Kinmel, who with Princess Louise Augusta of Schloswig-Holstein took such a keen interest in last year's National Eisteddfod, is one of the most constant enquirors as to the patient's progress. Enquiries have also been received from Earl and Countess Carringr.on, Lord and Lady Mostyn, Sir T Marchant Williams, and other ladies and gentlemen whose names are household words in many communities, while the local public have been most solicitous. Some of the' Roman Catholics of Welsh sympathies in London have been offering masses for the Arch- druid. Much sympathy is also felt for his niece, Miss Roberts, for whom the present is such an auziona time.) 1 'L.
RHYL DISTRICT. I For Style, Finish and Price, Our Ladies' Dress Skirts and blouses Cannot ho beaten- HUBBARD, Tho Cash Draper. H ATWOOD'S .35 Queen Street Rhyl.—For Fishing Tackle, price and quality cannot be beaten. Flies rom l/-dozeu The oldest FishingTackledealers 11 Wale established over 40 years. Fifty gross of choice Flies ] eho.isefrom at Hatwood's SEE]) Potatoes In- PL a KTIS O —Worsley Pi ide Scottish Triumph, BritIsh Queen, &c., at w)ioleial pri(-e.-ROOSP, A CO., S.P.Q.R. Stores. KK VSONrA IWjK SPECIALITIKS.—See the windows at Mr T. M. Davies, Cheaiist, Uodfor Street, and you will find a well-arranged series of specialities of various kinds for the present season. Grand Show of New Goods In all departments— HFBBA.1U), The Cash Draper, Commerce House, Wellington lul. Prize Poultry. Mr D B Jones, Rhyl, was amongst the successful exhibitors in the poultry section at Corwen show last Friday, carrying off a first and special for the best hen in the show. Morley's Gladstone. "The Life of William Ewart. Gladstone," by John Morley, was issued at 42s. Now Messrs Macmillan and Co. have commenced publication of the work in fifteen parts, at (id each. The first part is on sale, and we find it is printed in readable clear type. Railway Slides. Lantern slides showing places of interest on the London and North Western route are again avail- able for the purpose of illustrating lectures, even- ing entertainments. &c. The slides, which number close upon four hundred, can be obtained on appli- cation to Euston. They show practica.lly every phase of past and piesent railway working. The Abbey Vaults. At the Prestatyn Petty Sessions on Tuesday Mr F J Gamlin applied for a temporary transfer of the licence of the Abbey Vaults, Rhyl, from Mrs Cecilia Jane Jones to Mr F J Gardner, late of Smethwick. Excellent testimonials were submitted on Mr Gardner's behalf, and the application was granted. His Eighteenth Conviction. At Rhyl Police Court on Tuesday, when John Jones, labourer, 4 Boston Place, should haye appeared to answer a charge of drunkenness and disorderly behaviour on the 26th ult, but did not, Inspector Pearson said that there were 17 previous convictions against defendant. He had only just done 1 14 days for assault. P.C. George Lewis having described the circumstances under which he found defendant on the 26th ult the Chairman (Mr S Perks) said he would have to go to prison for a month, as it was a very bad case. Retired Farmer's Undignified Position. A retired farmer named John Edwards, of Llys Aled, Llanfairfechan, appedrid before Mr W Elwy W illiams at Rhyl last Friday, and pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and incapable in Wellington Road the previous day. 1'.C. W Davies said he found defendant on his hands and knees, very druuk, and with his face badly cut. Inspector Pearson said defendant had been known to him for some years as a respectable farmer, first near Mold and afterwards near Shotton. Defendant was let off with a fine of 2-3 6d and Gs 4d costs. Warren Road C M Chapel. The anniversary of the above church was held on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th instant, when impressive; sermons were delivered by the Revs W D Morris, Cwmaman, and W Wyn Davies, Bangor. The meetings were well attended. Never since the opening of the cliapel were such congregations present. There was a marked improvement in the singing, which was led by Air Din Jones, with Miss Davies at the harmonium. A great effort was made last year to reduce the chapel debt, and they have successfully cleared the sum of £ 20O. We most heartily con- gratulate the officers upon the prosperous state of 6tio Church. Church Council. The quarterly meeting of the Church Council was held in the Church House, on Monday, September 25th. A new departure was made this time ill the proceedings of the Council. It was felt by many that in addition to the routine business, the meetings might be made instructive by an occasional discussion on questions of Church policy and practice. Mr Storey very kindly consented to read a paper on the place of the laity in Church government, and the UIC3 of Church Councils. A very interesting discussion followed the reading of the paper, and all agreed that the innovation would make the meetings of the Coun- cil much more helpful than they had been hitherto. At the request of the members present, Mr Storey consented to allow his paper to appear in the "Parish Magazine." Ruthin Magistrates and Mr Oliver George. Before commencing the ordinary business at Ruthin Sessions on Monday, Mr Lewis Morgan (who was with Captain Cole on the Bench) a-ked the clerk if any reply had been received from Mr Oliver George (clerk to the Rhyl and Abergele justices) in answer to the letter directed to be sent to him asking him to explain or substantiate his remarks at the last Abergele Court, in which he was reported to have said irregularities were per- mitted at Ruthin Court. The Clerk said he for- warded the letter as directed, together with a copy of a paper containing a report of the dis- cussion at the last sessions. He had received an acknowledgment from a gentleman in Mr George's office stating that the matter would be put before Mr George on his return from his holidays. Royal Alexandra Hospital. On Wednesday the patients again visited the Bijou Pavilion, by kind invitation of Mr Carter, and the display of living pictures was very much enjoyed by them. The following gifts have been received, and are gratefully acknowledged :—Fruit, vegetables, and flowers: Vicar and churchwardens of Holywell St Peter's, Chorley (Rev T Lund), Mr Storey, Rev J Hughes. Illustrated papers and magazines: Mrs Thorpe, Mrs Millward, Mrs Sheffield, Mr Herbert. Wedding. At Clwyd Street C.M. Chapel yesterday morn- ing, in the presence of numerous relatives and friends, the marriage was solemnised of Mr J Blinston, eldest son of Mr W Blinston, Isglan, Rhuddlan, aud Miss M A Williams, the elder daughter of Mr F Williams, Peel Hall, Bodfari, the officiating minister being the Rev S T Jones! The bride, who was given away by her father, was gracefully attired in a dress of blue voile, the yoke being of cream lace, with a smart black picture hat. She also wore a gold chain and pen- dant, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were the Misses Jane Williams, sister of the bride, and Maggie and Edith Blinston, sisters of the bridegroom. Miss Williams and Miss Maggie Blinston wore dresses of blue voile, with black picture hats, while Miss Edith Blinston's dress was of cream crepe de chine, with hat to match. Their presents from the bridegroom consisted of a gold bangle for each. The Misses M C and A Blinston, also sisters of the bride- groom, appeared in fawn voile costumes with hats to match. The duties of best man were performed by Mr Arthur Jones, Hope Place, Rhyl, assisted by Mr Robert Jones, his brother. A reception was afterwards held at the Clwydian Restaurant, where Mr and Mrs M Evans, the bride's late employers, catered to the complete satisfaction of all. Later on the newly married couple left amidst showers of rice, confetti, &c., for Southport, where the honeymoon is being spent. The wedding presents were very numerous. Railway Men's Outing. Taking advantage of the comparative quiotness of the traffic on Sunday last, the L. <& N.W. Railway Company's platform staff at Rhyl travelled by the mid-day mail train to Holyhead, where they spunt the remainder of the day in a very enjoyable manner. The party, about 61J in number, in the charge of Mr J Furber, chief booking clerk, and Mr D Roberts, inspector, dined at the North Western Hotel. Afterwards they had a. drive round the South Stack, and a visit was paid to the harbour, following which camo tea at the. hotel, for which the party were (Iuite ptepared, thanks to the bracing combination of sea and land breezes. The return journey was accomplished by 10 p.m. This was the staff's seventh annual outing, and it will long be remem- bered as one of the most delightful, thanks to those by whose aid it was arranged. Brass Band. Efforts arc again being made to resuscitate the old Rhyl Brass Baud. Some time ago the instru- ments were acquired from the Urban District Council by a provisional committee. These are now on view in the High Street window of Messrs 11 ,Nl e s s r,4 Hughes & Sous' clothing establishment, and a very fine show they make, a striking contrast to their condition when first unearthed (we believe the term is literally correct) after their long period of idleness. How much recruit- ing will result from the display remains to be seen. We trust, however, that the move- l tuent will prove a success. The presidency oi the band has fallen upon the High Sheritf of Flintshire (Mr WJP Storey), who is an enthusiastic lover of music. Persons wishing to join the band should communicate with the hon conductor, Mr David Owen, or tho hon secretary, Mr W G Jones, Bridge Sc. It cost about to put the instruments in order, and the trustees and intending members hive collected ;CIS, to which Mr Storey has added A: 10. Members of the band advanced the balance, and now appeal for subscriptions to make it up, also to defray a few other expenses. Mr Isaac Jones, 29 Aquarium St.. secretary of the trustees will be glad to receive any donation. Formation of a P.S.A. We understand that the Pleasant Sunday .Afternoon movement founded by Mr John Blackham, of West Bromw;ch, which is rapidly spreading all over England, is to be inaugurated in the Boys' Brigade Hall ?n Sunday, October 22. Mr Blackham will be the priueipal soeuker, under the presidency of the Rev J 1'andy Williams, supported by ladiea and gentlemen of musical and elocutionary talent. Excellent programmes will be provided every Sunday afternoon. Scholastio. Among the list of successful candidates at the recent Certificate Examination of the Board of Education is the name of Mary L Webb, of Wood Memorial School, Saltney, Chester. Brahm's "Requiem." The Rhyl contingent of the choir which Mr W E Belcher, organist of St Asaph Cathedral, has formed for the performance of Brahm's Requiem held its first rehearsal in the Church House on Tuesday evening. There was an attendance of about 60, including some tonic sol-fa singers. It may not be generally known that the work is obtainable in both old notation and tonic sol-fa. The St Asaph membership is about 40, as is also that of Denbigh. Death of Mr F. W. Nelson. We regret to record the death of Mr F W Nelson, son of Mrs Nelson, Dudley House, Beechwood Road, Rhyl, and an appreciated servant of the Rhyl Urban District Council. Deceased had been ailing for some time, and his death occurred on Saturday, at the early age of 27 years. He 'was in many respects a very popular and highly respected young man. He took a keen interest in his work at the Council Offices, and bad latterly filled the re- sponsible post of resident enginoer in connection with the naw reservoir works at Llannefydd. He was always ready to give a helping hand in any movement in connection with Christ Church, and in the field of recreation he was also a handy man, hockey being a favourite pastime with him. Much sympathy will, we feel sure, be felt lor the bereaved relatives. The funeral took place on Tuesday (the Rev J Pandy Williams officiating), and W:\8 largely attended. Deceased was buried in the Towa Cemetery. Amoogst the wreathes left on the grave in the cemetery, in addition to the family floral tributes, were the following :-Froui the Gas and Water Fitting Departments, from A Friend, Messrs Rhydwen Joucs & Davies, Members of Christ Church Bible Class, Mr L G Hall, Mrs A M Foster, Officials and Stat!' of the Urban District Council, Officials and Staff of the Llannefydd Water Works, Rhyl Hockey Club, Mr and Mrs Jordan (Albert Street). New Century Pictures. This exhibition on the Pier will be continued for a short further period, in response to argent requests from delighted patrons. Clwyd Street Chapel. The annual preaching meetings will be held on the 7th, Nth and 9th prox., when sermons will be delivered by Revs Principal Prys, Trevecca, J Williams, Liverpool, T Charles VVilliams, Menai Bridge, and W 0 Evans (W), Rhyl. Football. The town's various summer entertainment* having, with one or two exceptions, come to an end, the chief attraction to-morrow afternoon will be the Combination football encounter on the Belle Vue Athletic Grounds, between Rhyl and Whit- church. The Bame team as that which vanquished Wrexham last Saturday has been selected to do duty for Rhyl, and as the visitors are certain to be well represented, an interesting game may be con- fidently looked forward to. The New Reservoir. We are pleased to inform our readers that the ( new reservoir at Llannefydd has been completed, and as we go to press we learn that the impound- ing of water therein has commenced. We con gratulate Mr L G Hall, the water engineer, upon the successful accomplishment of a large under- taking. The Bishop s Appeal. The sum of X27 was eollected last Sunday, to- wards the Church Schools Fund, in the Rhyl Churches. The Rev Canon Fletcher preached at St Thomas' in the morning, and the Rev Primros Ford in the evening. At night the pnlpit of the Parish Church was occupied by the Rev W Mor gan (Penfro), who delivered an eloquent sermon. Motoring Extraordinary. Yesterday afternoon Wellington Road was the scene of an unusual and amusing occurrence, two imposing motor cars with their occupants being towed behind a grocer's van. It appears that our young townsman, Mr F Parkes, of the Central Garage, was summoned by" wire" to a breakdown at Abergele. Having put matters right, he accompanied the motorists on a run in the direction of Rhyl in order to be quite satisfied as to the overhauling. They had not proceeded far before they came across another motor car in difficulties. As the quickest way of helping the unfortunate occupants out of their unenviable plight this car was attached to the first car and drawn to Rhyl. In negotiating a sharp turn of the road the leader was again put out of order, owing to the difficulty of getting the other one round, with the result that both cars were stran- ded. The appearance on the scene of a horse and van belonging to Mr Parry, of the Old" Journal" Stores, was very opportune for the motorists, who lost no time in attaching their cars to the van and prevailing upon the driver to haul them to the Central Garage, where the defects were soon righted. Harveat Festival. Next Thursday is set apart in Rhyl as a day of thanksgiving for the ingathering of the harvest. Particulars of the various services arranged have already been circulated. Temperanoe Workers. The annual conferences of the North Wales Temperance Association and the North Wales Women's Temperance Union were held at Mold yesterday. In the course of his presidential address at a joint meeting of the two associations, Mr J Herbert Roberts, M. P., said the revival had shown the foremost place occupied by the temperance cause in the development of the higher liifo of the country. But it was clear that there must be a deepened sense of responsi- bility throughout the ranks of temperance workers to keep the thousands who had joined the churches from the influence of old associations. At the women's conference Alra Herbert Roberts was unanimously elected president for the ensuing year.
Abergele Police Court.
Abergele Police Court. THE DEARTH OF MAGISTRATES. For the second time within a month there have not been sufficient magistrates present at Abergele Police Court to deal with the cases, and yesterday the court was kept waiting for 35 minutes while police officers were sent to look for a second justice. Eventually Dr Wolstenholme, of Pensarn, was brought a distance of Ii miles to sit with Dr Peter Jones, who attended in good time. It appears that there are seven resident magistrates in the district.—The Magistrates' Clerk said he always reminded the justices that the court would be held. Inspector Bagshaw said he would telephone in future the day before the court.
Llanasa. Death of Mr Chas Cartwright, The death took ulace at Glan Aber, on Thurs- day morning after a long illness, of Mr Chas Cartwright, veterinary surgeon. The deceased was well known in the district, and was a native of ltaijasa. lie leaves two sons and a daughter, his wife having pre-deceased him some years ago. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon in Llanasa Cemetery, and was very numerously attended. The Rev W Lloyd Prothero, vicar, officiated.
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