ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS. The election of Commissioners for 1888 is over; the ratepayers have made their choice of seven gentlemen to represent them in the local parliament for a term of three years. Of the contest itself there is not much to be written its principal features are noticed in the report of the day's proceedings to be found m another column. But the result has been a considerable surprise. It was the almost general prognostication that the place of hon- ?^r ^blsT year woul(? be sained by Mr L1- ™ °?r' T an(i this proved to be correct. • r Williams also the prophets assigned a high place. Both these gentlemen denisA fJe^kln^ unmistakeable evi- in them C0I1fideace the ratepayers repose also ratftinoJ ^u6- more the old members them on the fact* But8 '1 T C0^r.atuIft? the roan 1+ before intimated, great anrVll had in elements of H of these that Mr J. foil It t i i?limW so h"gh 0° the would L ?aTBZ "ipakd that he would be one of the elect- bnt most sanguine of his friends and supporters hardly expected hjm to be third on the list. Me fellow fCft°ngrat*Iate 0,lr »ad ami- thfll T 8man on his access, and us!fnl °an doubfc 4hat he win1 make a useful representative. But the greater sur- prise of all is that Mr Wm WilE 1 We beea ,eft oat. We 0^ liwflStT#?7 fr'ipp0inted and we be- eve that is the feeling expressed cenerallv throughout the tom. Vrt fro^S i that MR Williams has already served the town faithfully fOR tWelve years in succession, HIS undeniable abilities claimed for him a more generons treatment. We do not regard Mr Williams as a defeated candidate and there are considerations which furnish a sufficient reason why he received so few votes. Owing to circumstances well-known to our readers he was unable to take a personal part in what may be termed the preliminaries to the con- test. He did not canvass the electors. Whether canvassing is a right thing or not, there is no doubt that it tells a great deal in favour of the candidate who practices it when the day of polling comes. Then again Mr Williams had no conveyances at his disposal, which was another disadvantage. Without disrespect to either of the successful candidates, we venture to assert that their success is to no small degree traceable to the fact that they were plentifully supplied with carriages to convey lukewarm and unwilling householders to the poll. And last of all, there was, undoubtedly, a determined effort made by a clique to keep Mr Williams out. His opponents worked silently, but diligently, during the week; and they have succeeded. But not altogether. He being the eighth on the list, will, if the Board act upon the un- derstanding come to at the last meeting, be at once elected to fill the vacancy caused through the resignation of Mr Go S. H8zle- hurst. Thus Mr Williams' valuable services may still be retained for the town and t is to be earnestly hoped he will con- sent to act. The loss of his services would be no loss than a calamity to the town. There are matters to come before tbotoard, to deal with which he is eminently qualified. Now that the contest is over, let us hope that the new Board will devote themselves with greater energy than ever to carry out all needed reforms and improvements with des- patch and economy. There has sprung up of late years among the ratepayers, and even some ex-commissioners, a practice of decry. ing the Commissioners and all their doings. Nothing they do is right. Whatever they do, or leave undone, is a subject of complaint. Such a spirit cannot be too strongly con- demned. Only recently we heard of one ratepayer, who happens also to be an owner, saying he would not disgrace himself by joining the Board; and yet the very same individual was willing to be elected through the" back door," as it is termed. He had not the courage to face the ordeal of an elec. tion. This continuous depreciation of the ser- vices of the Commissioners is neither fair nor generous. The members of the Board give their valuable time and their abilities to the service of the town and the least they can ex- pect in return is an acknowledgement that they do their best. Judging by the tone of the talk of some people, and the articles in some news- papers, one is led to ask-can there be any good or redeeming feature about the Commis- sioners ? To err is human. This is as true of corporate bodies as it is of individuals. The Commissioners no doubt have erred n the past; and infallibility cannot be looked for in the futuie. But then, it is really too bad to run them down on all possible occa- sions. To say the least they carry on the business of the town as well as any 21 gen- tlemen who might be elected in their place and very likely much better than if it were entrusted to those who are most prone to find fault.
Slight shocks of earthquake were experi. enced at Corwen, Bala, and Dclgelly on Wednesday.
The Rev. Dr. John "Thomas as on Wed- nesday elected chairman for the ousuing ye .r of the English Congregational Union of North Wales.
— « The Hon. Mrs Mostyn, of B-jdyscallen, on the 5th inst. distributed the prizes won at the annual shooting competition by the members of the Holywell Volunteer Corps.
A discharged soldier named Young, travel ling by mail train to Holyhead on Saturday night, fell out of the carriage between Holy- well and Mostyn stations, his body W3 picked up in a mangled condition, a luggage train having apparently run over him as he lay insensible on the up-line.
A conference was held at Newtown on the 5th inst., of the members of the Welsh Flan- nel Manufacturers' Association, when the ad-1 visability of adopting a trade mark for Welrih flannels, to prevent English |goods being sold as Welsh, was considered. After a long discussion the meeting was adjourned until as Welsh, was considered. After a long discussion the meeting was adjourned until the 3rd of May.
His Honour Judge Horatio Lloyd, com- menting on the Local Government Bill at the Cheshire adjourned Quarter Sessions, said it was a bold and comprehensive measure, and created quite a revolution in the management of county matters. Having had thirteen years' intimate experience of county govern- ment, he did not think it was possible to de- vise a board which could honestly, economic- ally, and judiciously manage matters as had been done in the past. ¡
» Anne Robinson, a married woman residing at Nant-yr-afon, Mint Mountain, has been I committed by the coroner's jury and the mag- istrates on the charge of having wilfully murdered her infant child. The unfortunate woman whilst in a state of mental aberration placed her infant twin daughter in a panmug containing a few inches depth of water, and when it was discovered 6n information given by the accused to a neighbour, the child's life was found to be extinct.
The North Wales Society for the Utilisa- tion of the Welsh language held their first annual congress at Bangor on Thursday, when addresses were delivered urging that the pre- servation of the Welsh language was a most worthy object, and that it had claims upon public as well as private support. It was also urged, that all acts of Parliament affecting Wales ought to be published in Welsh as well as English, and that more facilities for teaching Welsh ought to be afforded in coun- try schools. The report showed that the society had now 900 members.
RHYL DISTRICT WATER COMPANY. ANNUAL MEETING. On Taesday afternoon the proprietors of the Rhyl District Water Co. held their annual general meeting at the offices in Paradise Street, Rhyl, Mr R. J. Sisson, J.P., presiding. The attendance £ as £ arge; lb mclud ed Dr. Turnour, J.P., Deukgh Dr.; Davies, J.P. Bryndulas; Mr R. M. Preston, Chester; Mr S. Perks, J.P., Mr W. Wynne, J.P., Mr Oliver George, and Mr Thomas •Jones. 1 he proceedings were piirely formal. The twenty third annual report of the directorate, together with the statement of accounts, submitted ? i s £ arehol(lers' was very satisfactory. It showed the net earnings of the company for 1887 amounted to zC2450, being a slight increase on the previous year. The Water Rental, too, had increased by close upon £ 80. The report also contained a reference to the loss thr undertaking had sustained by the death of Mr W. M. Clarke, .Y Hendregyda, one of the oldest directors of the concern, who rendered most valuable service. The adoption of the report was moved by the Chair- man, seconded by Mr George, and we need hardly say, was unanimously accepted and adopted by those present. Di-vidends of 5 and 6 per cent. on the preference and preference shares, and of 2 per cent. on tie ordinary shares, free of income tax, were declared, which would absorb something like £ 1176, and leave X22 to be carried forward. Mr W. Bell and Dr. Davies, J.P., the retiring directors, were unanimously re-elected, as also was the auditor, Mr Partington. On the motion of Mr George, seconded by Mr Wynne, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman and board of directors for their gratuitous services in the past year. A similar vote was accorded Mr Bayliss for his continued good and efficient services as secretary of the company. A donation of X5 5s towards the funds of the National Schools was likewise voted unanimously. The chairman having been thanked for presiding, the meeting dispersed. In his report the auditor has the following The voluminous books and accounts of the company are very neatly and accurately kept by Mr Bayliss, to which I have the satisfact- ion of again bearing testimony."
ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. On Tuesday the Returning Officer (Mr Charles Grimsley), counted the votes given in the election of Guardiar- F- the St. Asaph Union. Contest touic piace in only tureu l;'cu.l.leS. and 104, coixowiug is the result:— PARISH OF ABEBGELE.—FOXJE SEATS. William Ellis, Ty Mawr 341 David Edwards, Ty Gwyn, Towyn.. 317 John Vaughau, Penybryn 274 Wm. Littler, Grocer 237 David Evans, Vicarage 226 Thos Evans, Tandderwen 0 0 0 192 Hugh Williams, Sea View. 179 The first four were declared elected. Mr James Kerfoot, Hendrebach, had also been nominated, but he refused to serve. DENBIGH. -THREE SEATS. Ellis Williams, Crown Square. 407 Robert Davies, 31, High Street. 392 Thos. Pierce Hughes, Vale Street. 279 Joseph Roberts, 1, Bull Lane. 202 The first three were declared elected. Mr Ed Hughes had been nominated, T ut refused to serve IILANDDULAS.—CC: J SEAT. Wm. Roberts, Railway Hotel 60 Joseph Jones, Valentiue Hotel. 45 Mr Roberts was declared elected. Mr Oscar Finlay was also nominated but declined to act, ST. ASAPR. There were ten nominations for the four seats for the Parish of St. Asaph, but a contest was avoided by the withdrawal of four candidates, and the dis- qualification of two others. The following are the elected guardians: -Moisrs Joseph Lloyd, Thomas Howes Roberts, John Kerfoot, and Rev. Watkin Herbert Williams. The first three are old mem- bers of the Board, the only new one being the Rev. Watkin Williams. In the parish of Dyserth Mr Rice J. Williams takes the place of Mr Robert Roberts. In the parish of Meliden, Mr T. Whithead Read takes the place of Mr Wm. Williams. The guardians for Rhyl are Messrs B. Littler, Jacob Jones (Bodeuron), and J. Foulkes (Albert Villa) and for Rhuddlan, Messrs Charles Jones and W. Bell.
LLANASA. THE PUNEKAFJ or MR THOØAS WILLIAMS, GRONANT HOUSE, DENBIGH. The funeral of this esteemed gentleman took place Inst Saturday, at Llanasa Cemetery. Ou th^ iv fli,, funeral called at Gronant Calvinistic lu. Chapel, wheer a short service was held. The deacons of Capel Mawr, Denbigh, and the Rev. J. Ambrose Jones, Ruthin, took part. The different brethren testiffed to the high place the deceased, gentleman held in the esteem of all as a man and a Christian. Indeed, the immense crowd assembled on this occasion proved that it will be a great loss to the country, the church and the family. May the Lord raise many of the same principles. The Rev. R. Owen and Messrs Thomas Gee and John Parry officiated in the Cemetery. After singing "Bydd myrdd," &c., the crowd dispersed.
ABERGELEfHIGHWA:Y- BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Aborgele Highway Board was held at the Justices' Room, Abergele, on Saturday, the 7th inst, when there were present —Messrs T. Owen (in the chair), Edwards (Sirior Hir), W. Evans (Llanelian), Kerfoot (Hendre- bach), Roberts (Llanfair), D. Vaughan and D. Wynne (Bettws), with the Clerk, Mr Wm. DavieBj and the Surveyor, Mr Williams. THE ESTIMATES. The Surveyor read the estimates for the ensuing year, which amounted to 187,5 7s. 9d. The Chairman asked if they were below or in excess of last year's estimates. The Clerk replied that they were about L46 less. Mr Kerfoot called attention to the defective con- dition of the old Gwrych road. The Surveyor said that the foundation of the road was bad, and unless there was a good found- ation to a road, it did not matter how much mater- ial they would place on it, there would always be tracks in it. Mr IKerfoot maintained that the old Gwrych Castle Road was one of the best in the district, and suggested to the Surveyor the desirability of in- creasing his estimate, so that2it might be put in thorough good repair. The Chairman said if the estimate was increased they would have to add another halfpenny in the £ to thp rates. A Member: What was the rate last year ? The Clerk Five penoe in the X. The rate from 1885 to 1887 has been between 5d. and 51 in the £ Mr Edwards: We had better not increase the rate this year. It was then unanimously resolved that a rate of 5d. in the X, being the same amount as last year, be imposed. ""is was all the business, _n.o "'t. r
Miscellaneous ] IMMEDIATE POSSESSION-TO LET, RENT REDUCED TO £25. 5 BELLE VUE TERRACE, BATH STREET, RHYL. Situate in the best part of the town. Recently papered. For particulars apply to Mr T. C. AMOS, Auctioneer, Rhyl. WANTED, for two or three J^onths, a Furn- ished HOUSE, containing five Bedroom, and two Sitting Rooms. Terms must be moderates Apply by letter, SKITHSON, Advertiser Office, Rhyl. -VTOTICE.—The best situations possible to obtain JL^I are at Mrs ROWLEY'S branch office, Gjeat Western st., Moss Side, Manchester. Servaiits writ- ing can be supplied at ance with good homes. TO BE LET FURNISHED, for a term, in May next, No. 3, BROWNLOW VILLAS (Canon Morton's house) ST. ASAPH. Containing Dining Room, Drawmg Room, five Bedrooms, &c., with all accommodation. Gas and Water, front and back Gardens.—Application to MILES R. PAUTING/EOS, Town Hall, Rhyl. NORTH WALES. — To be LET, LLECH- WEDD-T-GrARTH HALL, with Shooting and Fishing. The Shooting contains about 2000 Acres of Low Land, and 1,300 of Grouse Moor. The letting can be for a term of years.—Apply to, WK. BELL, Bodrhyddan, Rhyddlan, R.S.O. ORTH WALES. — To be SOLD, MAES- MYNAN MANSION HOUSE, Gardens, Conservatories, Sporting, and Fishing, with about 900 Acres of FARM LANDS and Plantations, and a Sheep Run over 300 Acres of adjoining Mountain. The situation is very good, half a mile from Caer- wys Station, on the Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway.—For particulars apply to Wx. BELL, Bodrhyddan, Rhyddlan, R.S.O. RHUDDLAN, RHYL.—A House to LET the 1st May, with one Parlour and three good Bedrooms, Kitchen Back Kitchen, &c., and a Gar- den at back. At a moderate rent. Apply to Messrs ROBEETS, Abbey House, Rhuddlan. TO LET, COTTAGE in Back Queen Street, con- taining five rooms. Rent low. Apply CHAS. SNOWDON, Cabinet maker, 11, Queen street. WANTED, £ 300 to £ 400 at 4^ per cent, on good Freehold^roperty.—Address, "Y Z," Advertiser office, Rhyl. ENDERS wanted for ALTERATION of SHOP jL and Building NEW OVEN at 8, Water- street.-Apply to E. P. JONES. SEEDLING POTATOES. Fine Magnum Bonums (grown in clay), and other Potatoes for seed or eating, 5s. per kobbet, or lOd. per peck. Apply to RICHD. JOKES, 51, West Parade. HOUSES to LET.—In Gronant Street. Rent, £ 12.— Apply at Mrs. C. FOULKES, 4, Water Street. TO be SOLD two splendid PIANOFORTES, nearly new) best makers.—Apply to Mr T. 0. AMos, Auctioneer, Rhyl. TO BE LET, Cleveland House, Queen street, Rhyl. For particulars apply to No. 13, West Parade. TO BE LET. "VfO. 5, MARKET STREET.—A good SHOP,, two Sitting-rooms, five Bedrooms. A two- room Cottage in the yard.—J. ROBINSON, Bryn Avon, St. A,-aph.-Rent £ 32. TO LET. GRANGE VILLA, Warrdh Road. First-class Villa, good situation, highly finished, sani- tary arrangements perfect, with land for garden, containing two entertaining rooms, five bedrboms, and the usual offices. -LOCK- UP SHOP, Magnet Buildings, High-st., with large Work-room behind, and every convenience. Best position in town.— Apply to T. C. AMos, Auctioneer, Rhyl. r HOUSES TO LET in Albert street. Rents low. Apply to DAVXD DAVIES, Freelands. 9 BRIGHTON TERRACE. T<5 let from May 1st, at reduced rent, this comfortable house, containing two sitting and five bedrooms, bath- room hot and cold water," kitchens, &c.-Apply to- Godfrty Parry, 17, Queen street, Rhyl. TO LET in best position, main thoroughfare, town of Rhyl, commanding and commodious, Business Premises, situate 53, HIGH STREET. For all particulars apply to to fuNRY MIIXWAED 54, High Street, Rhyl. TO be SOLD a block of well-built COTTAGES and Bnilding Land. OSers invited —Apply tv« MP AaUIII, AuoOiuuoo nhJl. A BAKEHOUSE to be LET in Windsor street Rhyl.—Apply to JOSEPH LLOYD, St. Asaph HYL.—BUILDING LAN~> ON SALE on West Parade, Aquarium Steet, and North and South John Street, in Lots to suit purchasers, Apply to Mr R. JONES, Builder,Elwy Street,ghv. SUPERIOR Apartments, at 58, West Parade, s Rhyl. Good Cooking, Home Comforts, Re- duced Terms. References given if required. TO BE SOLD, the EQUITY of some good House Property. Apply by letter, "L," office of this paper. TO BE LET. — A FURNISHED HOUSE and a FURNISHED COTTAGE, situate in CHURCH STREET. Plate and Linen found if required.—For particulars, apply at 16, CHURCH STREET. TO BELFT, from May 1st next, the commod- JL ious an I pleasantly situattd HOUSE, 14, Elwy Street. -Apply to J. T. JONES, Aled House. TO LET, THK commodidus and conveniently arranged Public Room or Hall, known as lt OXFORD HALL," in Bank Buildings, near the corner if High-strjet ahd Sussex-street, with a roomy en- trance in the latter street. The Hall is on the first floor (under the Freemason's Hall) and is adapted for concerts, dramatic performances, public meet- ings, assemblies, &c. Key at the London and Provincial Bank. For terms (very low) apply to Mr TALLENT-BATSMAN, Solicitor, 24, Brown Street, Manchester. J AMES AVIES, | HOUSE AND ESTATE AGENT, RHYL. Registrar of Marriages. Fire and Life Insurance Agent. Instructions for AUCTION SALES promptly attended to. VALUATIONS for PROBATE MADE. Mortgages Procured. TO BE SOLD, TEN HOUSES in Princes' Street, in one or two Lota; a good sum can remain as Mortgage (if required.) Also, BUILDING LAND. By Order of the Trustees. Apply to Mr James Davies. TO LET, Rent. House in Gwynfa Terrace £ 15 10 0 lHouses in Prince's Street £ 18 10 0 n ot her Parts of the town, renting at XI 4, £19 10s.; £ 20; £ 25; 127; £ 30; a5, &c. Apply to MR. JAMES DAV 1ES, Office—GWYNFA VILLA- J. G RIFFITHS, I Tailor, Hosier, and Outfitter, 9, SUSSEX STREET, RHYL. Choice and varied Selections in latest SCOTCH AND WELSH TWEEDS WEST or ENGLAND & YORKSHIRE CLOTHS For OV ERCOATINGS & SPRING SUITINGS. Fit, Style, and Workmanship guaranteed. Best Makes in SILK AND FELT HA.TS, HOSIERY in all its Departments. TV. AMOS, Auctioneer, Rhyl, has severa -L Cottages to Let in West-street, Wellington Terrace, Boston Place, Victoria-road, and Mill Bank. Also good HOUSES, SHOPS, &c., in variou partsjof the Town, I Sales by Auction. No, 56, WELLINGTON ROAD RHYL. (Near St. John's Church.) Highly Important and Attractive Sale of very sup- erior and costly Household Furniture, contained in Dining-room, Drawing-room, Bedrooms, Hall, Kitchens, &c. MR. T. C. AMOS begs to announce the receipt of instruction to SELL BY AUCTION on MONDAY, APRIL 23RD, 1888, the whole of the excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. and Effects, Comprising 0 In DINING ROOM :-Mahogany framed Suite in hair, comprising 6 single Chairs, Ladies' Chair, Gent's Chair, and Conch Dining Table, brilliant Pier Glass in gilt frame, Window Table, Side Table, Fine Steel Engravings in gilt frames, Carpet Hearthrug, Fender and Fire-irons, Curtains, Cur- tain Pole and Rings, Venetian Blinds, &c. In DRAWING ROO:äf: -Magnificent Mahog- any-framed Suite in hair, elegant polished Mahog- any Sideboard with drawers and collarette's, Spanish Mahogany Table with loose leaf, Mahog- any Loo Table, large size Pier Glass in gilt frame, inlaid Walnut Table, Gipsy and other Tables, very fine Steel Engravings, Brussels Car- pet, Hearthrug, Ornaments, Steel Fender and ,Fire-irons, Curtain Pole and Rings, Window Hangings, 3-Light Gasalier, &c. The BEDROOMS embrace very highly polished Birch Bedsteads with drapings, Iron Half-Tester Bedsteads, Palliasses, Prime Goose Feather Beds. Wool Beds, Sheets, Blankets, Counterpanes, Tow- els, &c. solid polished Mahogany Chests-of Drawers, Birch Chest-of-Drawers, Maple painted ditto, Birch Dressing Tables and VVashstands, Mahogany Night Commode, Towel Rails, Hanging Mirror, Toilet Sets, Tapestry Carpets, Hearthrugs Mats, Ornaments, Fenders, Window Hangings, Blinds, &c., &c. HALL: Oak Hatstand, Table, 8 day Clock, Oilcloth, Cocoa-nut Mats, &c. The KITCHENS contain the usual Culinary Utensils, together with China, Glass, and Cutlery. Sale to commence at 2 p.m. prompt. tW The Auctioneer can with confidence recom- mend this Sale, all the Articles being of excellent quality, and in good keeping. RHYL, NORTH WALES. Sale of Valabale FREEHOLD PROPERTY. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. T. C. AMOS, at the ALEXANDRA HOTEL, RHYL, on TUESDAY, MAY 1ST, 1888, subject to conditions to be then and there produced, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the following VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY. Lot I.-All those Block of Four COTTAGES, known as Bethel Terrace," situate in Vale Road, Rhyl, in "tthe several occupations of D. Roberts, M&ry Kingston, Wm. Williams, and John Bloyd. Jthe houses are well built and always tenanted, .yielding an annual rental of 436. Also all that pieca of BUILDING LAND adjoiDing thereto, containing in measurement about 1 acres. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, at his^ffice, 7, Bodfor Street, Rhyl. TO PARTIES FURNISHING & OTHERS. 55, WEST PARADE, RHYL. MR. T. C. AMOS has been instructed by Mr WM. WILLIAMS, Contractor (who is changing his residence), to SELL BY AUCTION, on the above Premises, on THTTBSDAY, APRIL 19TH, 1888, a portion of the Superior HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Consisting of excellent Iron Half-tester and French Bedsteads with valances, PRIME GOOSE FEATHER BEDS, Bolsters and Pillows, Hair Mattresses, Palliasses, Sheets, Blankets, Counter- panes, Bedroom Towels, Chest-of-Drawers, Wash- hand stShds, &c. Mahogany Cheffonier, Ditto Bookcase with. glass doors, richly-toned PIANO- FORTE by Lange (Berlin), Brussels and Tapestry Carpets, Hearthrugs, Pictures, Wheeler and Wil- son sewing Machine, Steel lenders and J!ire irons, Curtains a Selection of the Very Best ELECTRO RLATETI annns, nomprising' Omets, Tea and Coffee Pots, Spoons, Knives, Forks, a large quantity of Breakfast, Dinner, and Tea Service and other China, and Cut-glass, Kitchen Sofa, Clothes Horses, Oilcloths, and other Culinary Utensils. On View Morning of Sale from 10 o'clock. Sale to commence at 2 p.m. I§2g* To those who require First-class Articles, this Sale affords an excellent opportunity. For further particulars apply at the Office of the Auctioneer, 7, Bodfor street, Rhyl. 22, WATER STREET; KHYL Important Sale of Modern and Useful Household FURNITURE and Effects. MR. T. C. AMOS be|* £ to announce that he will SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION on the above Premises, on THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1888, a large consignment of HOUSEHOLD FURNI- TURE and Effects, comprising handsome inlaid Walnut Cheffoniere, with plate-glass back, cup- boards and mirror fronts Mahogany framed Chairs in leather, Easy Chair in hair, ditto in cretonne, Sofas, Brussels and Tapestry Carpets, well-toned full compass PIANOFORTE in Walnut, by W. S. Murdoch & Co., Music Stool, Oak Dining and other Tables, Mahogany Loo Table, &c; Iron Half-tester and French Bedsteads, Palliasses, Feather Beds, Flock Beds, maple-painted Chest-of-Drawers and Washstands, Birch and other Towel Rails, Dress- ing Tables, Toilet Glasses, Toilet Sets, Night Cam. mode, Dedroom Carpets, Mats, &c; Kitchen Dresser, Wringing'and Mangling Machine, Knife Cleaning Machine, Birch Chairs, Cane-seated Chairs, Fenders, Nursery Fender, Electro-plated Goods, Crockery, Glass, Cutlery, and an immense quantity of Household Requisites. On view Morning of Sale. Cash at fall of the hammer. Goods may be booked for this sale up to April 25th. Further particulars may be had from the, Auc. tioneer, at his affice, 7, Bodfor-street, Rhyl. N.B.—This Sale affords an excellent opportunity to parties about furnishing for the coming season, as the articles are of the most useful kind. NGLISH PRESBYTERIAN C tal A. P fJ WELLINGTON ROAD, RHYL. REV. JOHN THOMAS, B.A., Liverpool. WILL PREACH ON SUNDAY. Services, Momng at 10-30. Evening 6-30 Collectionsafter each service. ENGLISH W ESLEYAN CHAPEL, BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. REY. THOSTRIPPON At 6-30. Sittings Free. Collections at each Service. Week evening service* Wednesday at 7-30 p m. PrayerMeetingon Friday Itt 7-30 p.m. Organist—G. E. Fielding, Esq., Fernleigh. ENGLISH BTFTlST~CHAFEL SUSSEX STREET, RHYL. ON SUNDAY NEXT, REV. W. EVANS-FOOTE (Pastor), WILL PREACH. Services, Morning at 111 Evening at 6-30. All Sittings Free. Collections after each Service. -r" l"r'tTT +- J ^.tiKiST £ 1H i;.<* V*i, It.tl Y L WATER STREET. ON SUNDAY NEXT WATER STREET. ON SUNDAY NEXT REV. T. S. ROSS, LLANDUDNO. Will Preach—Morning at 11 and Evening at 6-30 ,4 All sittings free. Collection at each Service. Week Evening Service—Wednesday at 7. FAIR WHITE RANDS. BBWlIT CLEAR COMPLEXION SOFT HEALTHFUL SKIN. ^mtSLa?etkin°orfTa0ilet an1 ^uraery, specially prepared to tha wpather ^les and children and others sensitive ^ss and chfn W rc°^summer' redness, rough* each. WSSK* Sales by Auction. ,I fi WIGFAIR ISAF, One Mile from ST. ASAPH. Very Important Sale of 4 Powerful Cart HORSES, j 42 Head of Fat ana Store CATTLE, f 14 SHEEP, i 8 PIGS, 100 Head of POULTRY, And a large ana varied assortment of excellent HUSBANDRY IMPLEMENTS. The whole of the VALUABLE LIVE A DEAD FARMING STOCK Will, by order of JOHN BRISCOE, Esq., (who.AA, giving up his Farm) be SOLD BY PUBLIC AUC- TION on the Premises, by MESSRS. CLOUGH & CO., on TUESDAY, 17TH APRIL, 1888. Lunch at 11. Sale at 11.30 punctually. Terms, Cash. Descriptive Catalogues are now in course of pr- paration, and will be ready in a few days, when they may be obtained from the Auctioneers. Offices-Denbigh and Rhyl. 14, WEST PARADE, RHYL. MESSRS. CLOUGH & CO. have been favoured with instructions from E. LLOTDJJ WILLIAMS, ESQ., to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION on the Premises, on TUESDAY, 24TH APRIL, the useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Comprising in SITTING ROOMS:-Handsome Light Oak Pedestal Sideboard, massive Mahogany Diniug Table, Gentleman's Easy and Eight Single Chairs in light oak, large Mirrors in gilt frames, elegant Walnut Centre Table on pillars and claw supports, excellent Mahogany Writing Table with folding ends, numerous Occasional Tables, two Marble Top Side Tables; Brussels, bordered and other Carpets Fenders and sets of Fire Irons, Gas Fittings, Lace and Tapestry Curtains, Gilt Cor- nices, six Rosewood Framed Chairs in hair cloth, Walnut-framed Couch, Smoking and other Easy Chairs, old-fashioned Piano, Cane and Venetian Blinds, &c. THE HALL FURNITURE. IN BEDROOMS :—A large number of Capital Brass Mounted and other Bedsteads, Straw Pal- liasses, Spring and Chain Mattresses, Feather Bsds, Bolsters and Pillows, Wool Mattresses, Flook Beds, Sheets, Blankets, Counterpanes, painted 'Wash- hand Stands, Dressing Tables, Chests of Drawers, Towel Rails and Chairs, large painted Wardrobe, looking Glasses, sets of Toilet Ware, Blinds and Curtains, &c., &c. Together with the Kitchen Furniture and Culinary Requisites. Sale to commence punctually at 12-30 noon. The whole can be viewed in the Mormng prior to the hour of Sale. Catalogues may be had from the Auctioneers, Denbigh, and Gwynfa Villa, Rhyl. THE PLOUGH HOTEL YARD, STo ASAPH. To Parties having Cattle, Horses, Carriages, Har- ness, Implements, &c., to dispose of. ESSRS. CLOUGH & CO. have arranged to hold a GENERAL SALE in the above YARD on MONDAY, 23RD APRIL, 1888. Early Entries solicited. For terms, &c., apply to the AUCTIONEERS. Offices-Denbigh and Rhyl. TOWN OF RHYL. 1, PLASTIRION TERRACE. Sale of Superior Modern Household Furniture, Silver Plate, Plated Good3, Linen, China and Glass Ser- vices, a Collection of Medical and other Books. MESSHS WM. DEW AND SON are instruc- ted by the Executor of the late Mrs ORTON, deceased, to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION on the Premises as above, on MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16th, 17th, and ISth, 1888, the whole of the VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Comprising: The contents of Breakfast and Dining Room, in massive Mahogany Single and Easy Chairs and Couches, Dining Room Table with two extra leaves, Sideboard with Cellarette and Drawers, a grand Mahogany Bookcase, Oil Paintings and Engrav- ings. DRAWING ROOM A very handsome Walnut Suite, upholstered in Crimson Plush, Occasional and other Chairs and Tables, Walnut Suite upholstered in Damask, Piano by Broadwood and Sons, Gilt Consol Table, Noble Pier Glass, Engravings, Carpets, &c. FIVE BEDROOMS AND DRESSING ROOM in massive Mahogany and Iron and Brass French Bedsteads and Palliasses, Hair and Flock Mattresses, Feather Beds, Splendid Mahogany Wardrobes, Chests of Drawers, Washstands with Marble Slabs, Toilet Services, and other Bedroom Requisites. The whole of the SILVER PLATE, PLATED GOODS, Bed and Table Linen, China and Glass Services, a Collection of Medical and other Books, The Contents of Kitchens, Pantries, Store Rooms, and Larders, Servants' Hall, &c., together with a capital BATH CHAIR in complete order, Four Garden Seats, Two Lawn Mowers, and other effects. On view Saturday, April 14th, between 12 and 4 o'clock. Sale to commence each day at 12 o'clock at noon prompt. Catalogues may be had at any of the Hotels in the neighbourhood or of the Auctioneers, Well- field house, Bangor. ANNUAL LETTING OF LANDS AT BODELWYDDAN, \fR- JOHN PRITCHARD is again favoured IYJ. with the Instructions of Sir W. G. WILLIAMS. Bart., to LET by PUBLIC AUCTION, on THURS- DAY, APRIL 26th, 1888, upwards of 350 ACRES OF GRAND OLD PASTURE & GRAZING LANDS, divided in Lots ranging from 7 Acres to 164 Acres. Further particulars will shortly aDDear. Bodhyfryd, Bangor. TOWN HALL, RHYL. TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH, 1888. GRAND AMATEUR JJRAMATIC jgjNTERTAINMENT Of the heart-stirring Domestic Drama, "HAZEL KIRK," As played at the Madison Square Theatre for 1040 Nights. Mr. ALF SANDOE > Will appear in his great part "DUNSTAN KIRKE," Supported by the following Ladies and Gentlemen Mrs Torkington Mr C. H. Williams Miss Lizzie Bell Mr W. Pidgeon Miss May Ball I Mr H. Sandoe Miss Esther Bell Mr W. Mudd Miss Clara Ball Mr D. Holt Powerful Orchestra of Ten Instruments. SPLENDID SCENERY. Doors open at 7-30; commence at 8 carriages at 10-30. ° Prices of Admission Reserved Seats (numbered) 3s.; Front Seats, 2s Second and Gallery, Is. Back Seats, 6d. J Tickets and Plan of Hall at H. SANDOE, Bodfor Street and Queen's Circus. Sole Manager Mr ALF SANDOE. ¥/' MARINE DRIVE, RHYL. T1 0 SOLD or LET, with early possessiou, £ p M Detached VILLA RESIDENCE within fifteen miJUte\ ?alk BailW Station, containing three Entt^alnm/ RooQm8» three Sitting Rooms in basement, LSm°^ £ °T m Tower, nine Bedrooms Bat r°°m ,and ^tfens5 j ~*ttents. Hot and Cellars, and all modern improve. h jifc f b cold water throughout. The housa a cham- Ruabon brick and Gwespyr stone, and i. -,id Car- ing view from the front of the Orme's lit.. "I UrL- narvonshire Hills, and from the south aspect a. interrupted view of the far-famed Vale of Clwya. For further parti culars apply to Mr KEAXINGE 63, High-street, Rhyl. ] Legal Notices. WILLIAM EDWARD SMALLEY, DECEASED. PURSUANT to an Act of Parliament made and L passed inlthe 22nd and 23rd years of the.reign of her present Majesty, chapter 35, intituled An Act to further amend the lawpf property and to relieve Tfamtees," NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all Creditors and' persons having any claims upon or against the estate of WILLIAM EDWARD SMALLEY, late of Fern Villa, Rhyl, in the county of Flint, Bank Manager, deceased (who died on the 3rd day of January, 1888, and whose Will was proved -in the District Registry at St. Asaph of the Probate Division of Her Majesjtf■'& -High Court of Justice, on the24thdayofMarch,1888,by JOHNWILL- IAMS, of Rhyl, in the County of Flint, iron founder, the sole Executor therein named) are hereby required tofsend the particulars in writing of their claims to me, the undersigned, the Solicitor for the Executor, on or before the 23rd day of April, 1888, after which day the said Executor will proceed to distri- bute the assets of the said Testator amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regards only to the claims and demands of which he shall then have had notice, and he will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or any part thereof, so distrib- uted to any person or persons of whose claims or demands he shall not then have had notice. Dated this 27th day of March, 1888. MAURICE D. ROBERTS, Denbigh and Rhyl, Solicitor for the said Executor. ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS. TO THE ELECTORS & RATEPAYERS OF THE DISTRICT OF RHYL. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,-Allow me to return to you my sincere thanki for the hon- ourable position you placed me in on the poll to-day. Accept my assurance that your confidence, for the third time reposed in me, is not misplaced, and that your interests, which are identical with my own, shall not be neglected.—Yours, &c. A1 JOSEPH WILLIAMS. Alexandra Hotel, April 12th, 1888. ELECTION OF_COM^iISSIONERS7- To THE ELECTORS & RATEPAYERS OF THE DISTRICT OF RHYL. LADIES & GENTLEMEN,-I beg to return my sincere thanks for the honour you have conferred on me by electing me one of your Repre- sentatives on the Board of Commissioners, and trust I shall merit the confidence you have so kindly re- posed in me. J I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours obediently, JOHN H. ELLIS 12, Water street, Rhyl, 13th April, 1888. TOTHE OWNERS & RATEPAYERS OF THE DISTRICT OF RHYL. r ADIES & GENTLEMEN, —I beg to thank lj you for the honour you have done me in electing me to the Board of Commissioners, and for the still greater honour you have done me in placing me at the head of the poll, an event I shall Always remember with feelings of the greatest gratification. It will be my endeavour so long as I am on the Board to turther the interests of the Town in everv way. 1 am, .Ladies and Gentlemen, yours faith- fully, LLEWELYN LLOYD, M.A., J.P Ty'n Rhyl, April 12th, 1888. ANNUAL ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS. TO THE RATEPAYERS OF THE DTSTRTPT OF RHYL. ^aiKlOl LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,~I beg to thank the Electors who supported me to-day for the honour conferred upon me. During the 12 months I had the pleasure of serving on the IBoard of Commissioners, it was my aim always to study the interests of the ratepayers generally, and the re- sult of to-day's polling proves that my humble endeavours havelbeen appreciated. In the future, I hope to merit a continuance of the confidence of my fellow. ratepayers. Yours faithfully, H. J. B. LAWRENCE. Royal Hotel, Rhyl, April 13th, 1888. Education. NORTH WEST WESLEYAN METHODIST SCHOOL ASSOCIATION. EPWORTH COLLEGE, RHYL. GEO. C. WALK £ R, ESQ., B.A., HEADMASTER. PENRHOS COLLEGE, COLWYN BAY MISS POPE, LADY PEINOIPAL VISITORS desirous of seeing the School Premises, are respectfully requested to call and do so. Prospectuses on application to the Principal, or the Secretary, REV. F. PAYNE, Colwyn Bay. ST. ASAPH GRAMMAR SCHOOL LARGE AND COMMODIOUS BUILDINGS Erected in 1881, Surrounded by Six Acres of Playing Fields, and situated in onoof the healthiest Districts in North Wales. Pupils prepared for Professional and University Examinations.. Thirty-three successes in the last two years in. uding a scholarship of £50 for three years and exhibitions of £20 and £15. Terms, &c., on applic3.tion to Wo Easterby, LL.D., B.A., Head Master. Veryr .Th* Dean of St Asaph, Chairman of the governing body. A. ORVILLE COLLEGE, EAST PARADE, RHYL. I l Principal—MISS MERCIER. pUPILS sucoMsfully prepared for University and few Nation. a)/o for Royal Academy of Music. Summer Term, May 2nd. Recreation Ground with rennis. l IDDLE-CLASS ED U CATIO N F. WELSH, B.A. Course of Instruction • ENGLISH SUBJECTS, CLASSICS, MATHE- MATICS & FRENCH PRIVATE TUlTl'oN. Full Particulars on Application. Address-27, WATER STREET RHYL Pocket Medical Adviser Gratis with Illustrations and Details Self curc, (under cover), 6 stamps. From J. WILLIAMS, Esq., P.M.V., Medical Publisher, 22, Marischal St., ABERDEEN. The Pocket Medical Adviser. FOR the Self-treatment of Nervous and Functional Ailments, induccd by Over Work, Worry, Excesses, and other enervating influences, and their Associated Evils, by the rHE NEW LOCAL TREATMEN1 A boon to all desiring 'self-cure' wit out recourse to physic or the familfc doctor.-Medical Review, A country parson writes thus: -'Your Guide has cured myself and many parishoners.' SUFFERERS should procure this handy Referee on Nervous ailments, and thu void doctor's bills and objectionabl medicines MEDICAL ADVISER A MEETING WILL be held in the BOARD ROOM of the ty Town Hall, Rhyl, on SlruRDAY NEXT, the 14th ApErr,, 1888, at 8 p.m., to promote the form- ation of a Starr-Bowkett Building Society. All interested are invited to attend. F. GEARY, Sec. pro tern. RHYL pLEASANT EV E N I N G S. The Conversazione will be held on r OT^ £ fESDA-Y. 25th APRIL, 1888, In CHRIST CHURCH LECTURE HALL, Chair to be taken at 7 p.m. by SAMUEL PERKS, ESQ., J.P. Admission, Is. NOTICE of REMOVAL. T. C. AMOS, Auctioneer and Valuer, Land, House and Estate Agent, Begs to inform the Public that he has REMOVED to No. 7, Bodfor Street, Rhyl. All business entrusted to T.C.A. will have every attention. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. WEDDING RINGS. — Only pure Gold ones are kept, and they are sold by weight, so there is no possibility of mistake in quality or value, while complete privacy is ensured during selection. C. MATTHEWS, Jeweller, 28, High Street, Rhyl. HOUSE FURNISHiNG. Our SHOWROOMS are now replete with FURNITURE, BEDSTEADS, BEDDING, CARPETS, LACE & MADRAS CURTAINS, WALL PAPER, HOUSEHOLD DRAPERY. EVERYTHING NEW. Carriage Paid on Purchases of £ 5 and upwards. Furniture Removed In our own covered vans, by road or rail. RHYDWEN JONES & DAVIES, House Furnishers, Upholsterers, and Bedding Manufacturers, RHYL. COMPTON HOUSE, 32, HIGH STREET, RHYL. Annual Sale of Drapery TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH, And following days. Immense Bargains in every Department. Remainder of Crisp's Bankruptcy Stock will be Sold regardless of Cost. DANIEL EVANS, COMPTON HOUSE, 32, HIGH STREET, RHYL Ti T A. STEER, ^ylNE AND gPIRIT ]yjERCHANT 73, HIGH STREET, RHYL. BASS AND WORTHINGTON'S ALES, GUINNESS' DUBLIN STOUT in Cask and Bottle. SOLE AGENT FOR RAGGETT'S LONDON INVALID NOURISHING STOUT. Also Stretton Hills Mineral Water Company, Church Stretton, Salop. CIGARS AND CIGARETTES. Full Price List on application to < H. A. STEER, 73, High Street, Rhyl RHYL RECORD & ADVERT-ISERI May be had from the Publishers, AMOS BKOTHEES By Post. Delivercdin Town 8. D. s. D, One quarter 1 8 One quarter 1 1 Half-yearly 3 4 Half-yearly 2 2 Yearly 6 8 Yearly 4 4 TO CORRESPONDENTS. Oorrespondentsarerequested to givetheirnameand address when sending communications. Orders, Advertisements, &c., to be addressed to the Publishers; and allfcheques,P.O.Orders,&c.to be madepayableto the Proprietors, AMOSBBOTHSSS Advertiser Office, Rhyl,
♦— The North Wales Conservative Demon- stration at Carnarvon on Tuesday last was, from a party point of view, undoubtedly a success i and very fully represented the strength of Conservatism and Liberal Union- ism combined in the six northern counties. The oratory, however, fell somewhat fiat. Why was not Mr P. P. Pennant appointed to speak at the evening meeting ? Perhaps the local managers of the demonstration did not know, as we do in Flintshire, of his powers as a platform speaker; he would certainly have done better than the gentle- men who preceded and followed the Premier. Lord Salisbury spoke for upwards offan hour buihis speech was notthe sort to rivet the at- tention of a Welsh Q,udience. He, knowing vefy little, or Perhaps cariLL, less, about thoso which are primarily aj^1^ tho Xpt-Fi!eofWale8'leftth8m The tithe question he did touch t I upon slightly; and we venture to say that the remedy proposed by hiti8 not such as will meet with the approval of the tenant- farmers of the Principality. With the quest- ion of local option he dealt more fully and hia utterances on this question, are not likely to meet with the ^approval of the licens- ed victuallers as a body. Bat on the quest- ion of Intermediate Eduoatioo, and above all, the question of the Disaatablishmeat and Disendowment of the Church, be said nothing. On the whole, the Premier's speech was a disappointment; and the demo-istration will have no lasting influence oa the electorate of North Wales.
ALLEGED TAMPERING WITH VOTING PAPERS. A SCRUTINY THREATENED. It is one of the great evils of the sys- tem of election by open voting that it allows so much scope to all unscrupulous officer to manipulate the votes to serve the interest of any candidate be might be in fav- our of. At Thursday's election, after the voting paper was delivered across the table to the returning officer, and so had left the voter's hands, it was in more cases than one tampered with by a paid official. We make this serious statement with a full knowledge of the weight of the responsibility attaching to it and we farther say that we believe if a scrutiny were demanded-and we hope it will-it would be found that Mr Wm. Will- iams, and perhaps Mr Wm. Davies also, have been duly elected by the ratepayers. Alleg- ations are also freely made that a person appointed to assist the illiterate voters used his influence with them in favour of a certain candidate, who was his employer.