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RHYL. THE BOUNDARIES QUESTION. —A com- munication received from Mr Joseph Lloyd. St. Asaph, relative to this question, will be published in our next issue. "AN EVENING WITH THE POETS.Such was the title of a lecture given ou Wednesday evening at the English Wesleyan Schoolroom. Brighton-road, by G. S. Hazlehurst, Esq., J.P. —this being the sixth of a course ot free lee tures given at the same place during the pre- sent winter. The Rev. Thos. Rippon (pastor) occupied the chair, and there was a fair audi- ence. The proceedings having been opened with singing and prayer, the chairman, after a few preliminary remarks of a Dersonal nature, remarked that the lecture about to be given that evening was the sixth of a course which had been given during the winter, and all of which had been very well attended, and inter esting and profitable. The lecturer that even- ing they all knew was a gentleman who was always willing and ready to assist in every good work (hear, hear), and if he (the chairman) knew any gentleman who was more qualified than another to give them a faithful and ef- fective exposition of the works of their poets that gentleman was his friend Mr Hazlehurst (hear, hear), They had all, more or less—es- pecially in Wales—been brought under the spell and the magic power of poetry. Some- body had said—and he was well iustified in saying it—that he cared not who made the laws of a country, if only he had to make its ballads." There was, no doubt, a great deal of truth in that. The question whether the ancient poets were better than the poets of to- day—whether the poetry of uncivilized times was better .than the poetry of these civilized times-was a very disputed point. But speak- ing for himself, he could testify that a very wise piece of counsel which was given him at the time he was preparing for the ministry, was, If you wish to have that which will create originality of thought read Bacon's Es- says, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Tenny son's In Memoriam.' He had found out the wisdom of that advice. To read the works of the masters acted as an inspiration to the mind. Mr Gladstone was no doubt greatly influenced by his Homeric studies and Mr Bright had admitted that in the preparation of his great speeches he had received much help from Mil- ton. And though those who were present that evening may not figure so prominently as Glad stone or Bright, he hoped that what they would listen to that evening would help them to go away better men and women, and having beeninfluenced in some measure to lead nobler lives (hear, hear). He then called upon Mr Hazlehurst. -Mr Hazlehurst then proceeded to read selections-properly speak- ing he did not deliver a "lecture"—from the works of several of the poets. These included the following Virginia ( Macaulay); Faithless Nelly Gray (Tom Hood); a scene (the last) from Dante's Inferno a selection from Tasso s Jerusalem delivered a selec- tion from Schiller's "Robbers"; Ingoldsby s Jackdaw and the ring the "Battle of Ivry" (Macaulay) and Misadventures at Margate." All the selections were given by Mr Hazlehurst with great elocutionary power-a masterly control of voice, gesture, and expression and he was loudly applauded.- At intervals Miss Maggie Amos gave a beautiful rendering of a favourite song, and Miss Wilkinson played sel- ections on the pianoiorte. -After a hearty ex- pression of thanks to Mr Hazlehurst for his services, a very pleasant evening was brought to a close with the singing of the doxology, and the pronouncing of the benediction. SALE OF PROPERTY.—The house property offered by sale last week by Messrs Dew & Son, and consisting of No. 5 and 6, West Parade, and Devonia,' East Parade, which was withdrawn from public competition, has since been dis. posed of by W. R. Williams, Esq., solicitor for the vendor, to the Rev Lewis Ellis, C.M. min- ister, Rhuddlan, for £ 2,900. LONDON AND PROVINCIAL BANK. This Bank, established in 1865, to supply a great want in rising populous suburbs of London and the provinces, has made special progress, and may as properly be called The Welsh Bank." It has already established 22 branches and sub- branches in Wales, 25 suburban (London) banks, and 40 banks in England outside Lon- don), making a grand total of 87 banks Be- yond doubt the care and energy displayed by the directors during the 22 years the bank has been in operation is best gauged by public 0 opinion, which may be ascertained by the price of the shares (Sio each), on which only S5 has been paid up, are now quoted at L14 per share, and bear a dividend this year of 12t per cent. This is not surprising, as a reference to the bal- ance sheet last week shews that more than one half the deposits of the bank and the reserve fund is invested in first class securities. This is quite apart to actual cash in hand, freehold and leasehold property of the bank premises, &c. So far there are only two branches in this immediate district which have already received such support from depositors and customers that is most encouraging. That at Rhyl, es- tablished 10 years ago, supplied a great want in this rising town, which has doubled its popula tion during the past 20 years. For the past seven years Mr Chambers has been the manager at Rhyl, and Mr Ll. Evans at Ruthin. TESTIMONIAL TO MR. OWEN EDW ARDS.- -On Thursday evening, last week, the adult Bible Class met at the Christ Church Lecture Hall to bid farewell to Mr Owen Enwards. The teacher, Mr P. Mostyn Williams, presided. In a brief speech he explained that the object of the meeting was to present to their old friend and fellow-member a slight recognition of his long, varied and valuable services in connection with that place of worship- He had a purse to present, with something valuable in it, and an address which contained expressions of appre- ciation, of gratitude, and of good wishes. Be- fore making the presentation he called upon several of the older and youger members to de liver addresses, which they did in eloquent and feeling terms. Mr Edwards spoke most feel ingly of the tangible proof of friendsdip and goodwill which the testimonial conveyed to him. The address will speak for itself:— To MR. OWEN EDWARDS. Dear Sir and Brother,—On behalf of the Adult Bible Class of the English Congregational Church, at Water-street, Rhyl, we beg to offer you our best wishes on your departure from us to enter upon a new career at Newton-le-Willows. Your connection with this class has, at all times, been to us helpful and, we trust, mutually pleasant and beneficial. As a teacher, secretary, and superintendent of the Sunday School, your earnest efforts have been greatly appreciated. Several young men who are now with us, and others who have left us for other parts of the world, have repeatedly acknowledged their indebtedness to you for leading their youthful minds to a saving knowledge of the truth, and to a decision for Christ. Your devoted and 6ucceesful ser- vices as organist, and choir-master of this church, will be long remembered. The assistance, so readily and cheerfully given by you, to every good object in the town, was fully recognised at the recent farewell concert given to you at the Town Hall. We part with you amid expressions of regret on all sides, and we hope and pray that the change will be to you an increase of happi- ness, whilst to others it may prove an increase of usefulness in a oo ngenial sphere of labour. That to you, and your wife, and youthful family, as well as to your venerable mother. the Give- of all goodness may grant every good and perfect gift, is our united prayer.—Signed by the Teacher and Setretary of the Class, Superintendent of the Sunday School, Deacons and others, all members of the Bible Class. Rhyl. 9th February, 1888. GOOD TEMPLARY.—On Tuesday last at the weekly session of the Clwydian Lodge the officers for the present term were duly installed by the W-L D. ibro. Nuttall). Several mem bers applied for the second degree, and it was resolved to hold a degree meeting next Tuesday after the close of the usual session. Three new members were added to the lodge roll—one by initiation, another by card, and the third by restoration. Brother Wright, 66, Vale Road is thp. W. Secretary for this term, and Bro. C. W. Berrie the W.C T. Y.M.C.A. BIBLE CLASS -Last Sunday, the Rev W. Evans Foote delivered an address to the members of this class upon the Life of Joseph, and it is only to be regretted that there was not a larger attendance of young men on the occasion to which we refer. As will be seen from the syllabus below, the address was a valuable one, and proved interesting and in- structive. SyJlabus Joseph the sixth type of Christ; in what particular the preceding types tht dreamer the tale-bearer spo led child sold; in prison sufferings as related in the 105th Psalm interpreter enthroned His sterling character as a Servant; a son Brother; a Policeman a aint. On Sunday the Rev V Jones presides at 3-30, and the sub- ject will be The parable of the Tares." LIBERAL WORKING MEN'S CLUB —The works in connection with the new Liberal Working Men's Club Rooms are being pushed forward with commendable speed, and, unless the wea- ther interferes, there is every probability of the premises being finished within the specified time. The next important work after that will be the furnishing of the rooms and we are pleased to find that this matter is being taken up with spirit. Two of the most faithful mem- bers of the Club-Mr Charles and Mr Llewelyn I?n6oS u +aVe ix,aDJsomely offered to contribute £ 5 each towards the furnishing fund, on condi- tion that £ 100 will be raised. There is every prospect of this being done but the members must continue to do all they can in the way of subscribing themselves, and soliciting subscrip- tions from others. A prominent Liberal in tbe ounty has promised £ 10, and if only four or or five others could be induced to follo w his worthy example the £ 100 would soon bem hand Let all Liberals put their shoulder to the wheel," and what appears to be a difficult task in these depressed times will be accomplished. MR P. MOSTYN WILLIAMS AT THE BAXGÔR REFORM CLUB.-At a meeting of the members of the Bangor Reform Club the other evening, Mr Pedr Mostyn Williams, of Rhyl, gave an in- teresting history of "The Tithe War in Wales," being the able and comprehensive paper which he read at the Conference of the South Wales Liberal Federation, recently held at Cardiff. Mr Williams s remarks were greatly appreciated and loudly applauded. The president of the club (Mr J. Evan Roberts) occupied the chair. A vote of thanks to Mr Williams moved by the chairman, and seconded by Mr R Conwav Wil- hams. was enthusiastically carried. On the motion of Mr John Price, seconded by Mr W. Huw Rowland the following resolution was unanimously agreed to :—"That we rejoice that the farmers of different parts of Wales have made so firm and determined a stand against the unfair and harsh exaction of tithes in support of an alien church,and trust they will continue in their opposition until the tithes are devoted to unsectarian and national purposes On Thursday, the 16th inst., a meeting of the young men connected with the English Baptist Chapel, Sussex Street, was held in the Vestry, for the purpose of forming a Mutual Improvement Society." The Rev. W. Evans Foote was elected president, and other officers were appointed The session will be opened with a public lecture on the first of March next. A LADIES' CONCERT. A concert without ladies taking any prominent part in it. either as vocalists or instrumentalists, would most assuredly be a novelty in Rhyl but a concert, arranged entirely by ladies, and in which ladies only will take an active part—even to the occupying of the chair will be a greater novelty still. Such, however, will be held in ¡ the English Wesleyan Schoolroom, on Thurs- day evening next. We are requested to make known, nevertheless, that gentlemen will be admitted into the auditorium, on payment of the nominal charge of 6d. for first seats, and 3d. for the second. ST DAVID s DAY.-The first of March will soon be with us again, and with it comes the annual dinner at the Royal Hotel. We hope a large number of patriotic Welshmen—born and naturalized—will assemble this year to do honour to the memory of the patron saint. The chair will be occupied by Mr T Morgan Owen, H.M.I.S and the vice-chair by Com- missioner P. Mostyn Williams—both thorough Welshmen. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN ANNUAL TEA MEETING AND CONCERT -We announced in our issue of last week that this annual festival was to be held on the second day of March, and that the services of Miss Mary Owen' London (of the Chrystal Palace and Albert Hall Concerts), had been engaged. We have again to inform the public that Mr Humphrey Lloyd (tenor), of the Liverpool Cymric Vocal Union, Mr J. W. Jones, Liverpool. &c., have been secured for this concert, so that a rare treat is promised to lovers of good music. Several other friends well known to Rhyl audiences have kiudly consented to take part. Dr. Moore's Hair Restorer is acknowledged 17 to be the best preparation known for restoring hair that is turning grey and falling off One of the chief merits of this preparation is, that it is absolutely free from any disagreeable smell a great advantage which Dr. Moore's Restorer possesses over all other similar pre- parations. Sold in bottles at 4s. each by Hatwood the Hair-dresser, in Queen Street. PLEASANT EVENINGS "—The ninth of the current series of Pleasant Evenings was held in Christ Church Lecture Hall, on Mon- day, when there was a large attendance. The chair was occupied by Arthur Binns, Esq., who opened the proceedings with a neat speech. The following is a copy of the programme pro- ceeded with :—Opening hymn, The Audience bnf address by the Chairman song, Mary Lee," Miss Jennie Owen, Holywell song, "Jack's Yarn," .Mr T. J Jones Shakesperian reading, Wolsey and Cromwell, Mr P M Williams cornet solo, Mr J. D. Asher song, L Heaven and Earth." Miss Jennie Owen song, Somebody," Miss Jennie Owen cornet solo. "Auld Robin Grey,' Mr J. D. Asher; song, Ora Pro Nobis.' Air T J. Jones reci- tation, Miss Ada Evans euphoneum and cornet duet, Peace to thy Spirit,' Messrs R. T. Williams and J. D Asher; song, "The Song for Me" (by request), Miss Jennie Owen The National Anthem. The Rev. D Burford Hooke delivered his customary address, the subject this time being "Peeps in my Album," which was fully in keeping with his previous ones. All the performers acquitted themselves with marked ability, and the entertainment was throughout a most enjoyable one. A hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman and performers brought the proceedings to a close. VALE OF CLWYD PLOUGHING MATCH — This match announced to be held at Denbigh, on the 17th inst., was postponed on account of the frost. It will take place next Friday the 24th. • un advertisement in another column it will be seen that an important sale of Furniture at the Vicarage. Old Colwyn, by Messrs Clough & Co., has for the present been postponed. BANKRUPTCY -Crisp, G. W. H, Linden House, 66A, High-street, formerly Paradise- street, Rhyl, milliner and draper. Receiving Order, Feb. 7. THE Vicar -of Mostyn and Mr Burford Hooke of Rhyl are having a newspaper war in the Liverpool Mercury as to the poverty of the people of Mostyn. WESLEYAN HOME MISSIONS. The annual aermons in connection with the Hume Mission Society were preached in the English Wes leyan Chapel, on Sunday last-in the morn ing by the Rev. Thomas Rippon, and in the evening by the Rev W Foster B.A., of Manchester (formerly of Rhyl). The congre- gations were large, and the collections good THE REV. W. PEDR WILLIAMS. Weare I informed that the membership at the Bristol Tabernacle is 408, of whom 215 have* been received during the three years pastorate of the Rev. W. Pedr Williams. Mr WTilliams is a nephew of Mr P. Mostyn Williams, of this town THE VICAR OF NEWMARKET preached in Trinity Church on Thursday evening to a numerous congregation. During Lent the services will be chiefly conducted by clergymen from a distance. J ™TjEATi TO A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS. — On Wednesday evening Mr Daniel Evans, draper entertained the members of his Sunday School class at his residence. The evening was pleasantly and profitably spent. OCTOBER BREWED MLES.-J. H. Ellis begs to announce that he has received a consign- ment of Bass and Co's October Brewed Ales which can be obtained in 9 and 18 gallon casks, at brewery prices. Also the Anglo- Bavarian celebrated Amber Ale," as supplied to the Carlton and other leading London clubs. L his ale is brewed expressly for family use and is stronorly recommended for its purity and tonic qualities Full price lists of all wines spirits mineral waters, foreign cigars, &c on application to John H. Ellis, Wine and Spirit Merchant 12, Water Street, Rhyl.

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