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J PRESTATYX. THE BANK HOLIDAY.—Prestatyn was exceedingly full of visitors for Bank Holiday, but a large number left for Rhyl on Monday and as their places were not filled up by many day excusionists the place did not present the full appearance it really is. DR. TOW.NSEIEND.-Dr. Townshend who is having an exceedingly busy year of office as President of the National Free Church Council has been appointed to represent the Council at the Coronation of the King at Westminster Abbey, on Saturday. On Sunday he preached the anniversary sermons at the Methodist New Connexion Church. CORONATION DAY.- Prestatyn having fairly well exhausted its possibilites of rejoicing on the day originally fixed for the Coronation there will be little in the form of public cele- brations to-morrow except a service at Church, an United Nonconformist service. Just now the residents are too busy making money to be able to devote much time to sports, &e. MR H. D. MCLAREN AT THE LIBERAL CLL B-—Mr, H. D McLaren son of Sir Charles McLaren, Bart., M P., paid a visit to the Pres- tatyn Liberal Club on Friday evening. lr. McLaren, who it is announced will offer him- self for a seat in Parliament on the first oppor- tunity delivered an excellent address. He has a pleasant, and lucid style of speaking and dis- plays a close and intimate acquaintance with political affairs. Several others also took part in an interesting meeting. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—Despite the fact that the Prestatyn School Board has only a few months to exist, the Church party in Prestatyn appear determined to put the parish to the expenise of an election. The nominations have taken place, and they are running three candidates viz., Mr. Coward, the new Vicar, and Mr. T. J. Scott. They appear to have dropped Mr John Pritchard who has been nominated by two Nonconformists. The three Nonconformist candidates are Messrs, G 0, Jones, and Peter Ellis, and the Rev. F: Jewell, Great indignation is expressed at th treatment of Mr Pritchard. It is true that h is a Nonconformist, but he has been so stead, fast an opponent of the School Board and so useful a help to the Tory party in the past that he is at least entitled to more respectful con- sideration than that which has been meted out to him. Unless two of the candidates with- draw. a contest is inevitable, and the district will be placed to considerable expense. Seeing that the Board of Education has suggeeted that the retiring School Board should be re-elected owidg to toe imminent operation of the Educa- tion bill, and having regard to the fact that there is no principle involved in the election, tha question of a new school, having been decided we can only describe it as the height of bigotry and intolerence to force a coutest at this juncture, and to add to the burdens of a highly rated parish We feel sure that the Vicar is no party to it. In the ordinary course of things, the Church party would be perfectly entitled to run what candidates they choose, but seeing that in this instance, even if they are successful they cannot hope to gain more than a miserable empty sectariar victory, their action can not be too strongly condemned, Candidates may withdraw up to Saturday- This far the Vicar has asserted a salutary and peaceful influence in the parish, and we hope he will continue that good influence, by making every effort to avoid this contest Should a contest take place, the polling is fixed for Saturday week. CONCERT.—A grand yocal and instrumen- tal concert was held at the National School on Tuesday, August 5th, the proceeds of which were to defray the cost of providing chairs for visitors. The Chair was taken by Mr. T. J. Scott, and the following artistes sustained the programme: Mrs. fayleur, Rhyl Miss Gertrude Humphreys, Rhyl; Miss Dolby, Bradford Miss Jones, Brynford Mr. W. Bul- cock, J P., Talacre Mr. Hanlon, Rhyl Rev. T-Jenkins, B A., Rb) 1. The Misses Hickson, Miss Dobby, Miss L. Coward, Miss Jones. Accompanist Mr. Bryan Warhurst, Rhyl. OUR X A VY.-At the Town Hall, Prestatyn, Messrs Baring Brothers presented West's grand naval entertainment which included living pictures of our navy. The hall was crowded, and the entertain- ment was fully appreciated. BREAKDOWN. — Owing to the failure of an engine, a very rare occurrence on the Lon- don and North Western Railway, the Irish mail from Chester to Holyhead was on Sunday about noon delayed for an hour near Prestatyn


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