THE FLINT BOROUGHS. MB. J. HERBERT LEWIS, the newly selected Liberal Candidate for Flint Boroughs, has entered upon his candidature with a vigour which is a certain indication of his ultimate and complete triumph over the forces of Tory- ism. He has already paid a preliminary visit to St Asaph-wbere in dwell those two Church dignitaries, in whom the hopes and faith of Church defenders are centralized, and whose pamphleteering and statistical compilations, whether imaginary or real, are expected to do so much to avert the disaster that awaits the privileged Church in Wales. Even in this hotbed of parsons, Mr LEWIS has been cor ti- ally received. On Saturday he viaited the ancient and historic borough of Rhuddlan and called almost upon every elector. Here Tory- ism is an exotic-it never flourishes, and the cumber of Tory electors is a very small quan- tity indeed. A general promise of support was accorded Mr LEWIS, and when the crucial test comes the stalwart electors of Rbuddlan may be relied upon to redeem their promise. After experiencing so many reverses in such rapid succession it would belthought that theTories would hesitate before again giving an exhibi- tion of their weakness, especially in view of the strength of the Liberal candidate. It is, however, evident, that they mean to wage war once more, and not allow Mr LEWIS to obtain possession of the seat unquestioned. There ILt e yet a few Tory mediocrities to be made magistrates, and before they can obtain this exalted dignityJhey must win their spurs in a political contest. In Flintshire elevation to the magisterial bench is the reward for dis- guished services on behalf of Toryism, and the few Tories-yoning and old-who have not yet the magic letters J.P. affixed to their names, will not be slow to provide the necessary funds in order that they might have the op- portunity of rendering this "distinguished ser- vice," and obtaining the coveted reward. Mr PENNANT will therefore turn up smiling, and woo the constituency with all t he blandish- ments and seductive graces be knows so well how to employ. Truly he has deservediy earned the reputation of be Kg the Aunt Sally of the Tory party in Flintshire." He has had many "knock down blows," and he Appears to be quite ready to receive another. And he will get it. Every day Mr HERBERT LEWIS'S' popularity is being intensified his sterling qualities and attainments are daily becoming more apparent; and his high wmd- edness, integrity, and soundness of principle are more and more commanding general ad- miration. The hearty manner in which he has thrown himself into the campaign for the Dis- establishment of the Welsh Church skews that he is possessed of metal and grit, which he uses with most telling effect against his political opponents. And this he does with- out unnecessary asperity of speech, or infusing undue bitterness in the controversy which be, among others, is engaged in. Of him it can be safely said that he combines suaviter in modo with fortiter in re, His recent ut- terances at Rhjl, Liverpool, and Holywell lipou the one absorbing question that stirs Wales, proves that he is resolved to share in the attack as actively and as fearlessly as the most aggressive of the Welsh Parliamentary representatives. It is clear that" D isestab- jnent" is Mr Lawis's war cry. This is the platform upon which he takes his stand, and ft is upotj this question he seeka to be returned to St. Stephens. Neverthel 'FS he is a no less s rorg supporter of Home Rule for Ireland, and ihe Liberal programme generally. No one doubts the certainty of Mr LEWIS'S election—not even the Tories. But it. is of the utmost importance that his majority should be substantial and convincing, Everv available vote should be polled, so that Mr HERBKRT LEWIS will have a margin of 'It letat a thousand v)t..s. Considerable inpoit m^e will be attached to the extent of the majori- ties by which Liberal Candidates for Wales will be retarned, for this is the only way a true test of the feolings of the electorate of the Principality on the question of Dia- estftblisbment can be obtained. Flint Boroughs should not come out of the conflict less g!o- riously than the other Welsh corshtuencfeB. They have a candidate who will bear com- parison with the best of Welsh representatives or cardidatts, and they ought to be able to return him with a decisive and triumphant majority. We think we are safe in pre, ictitiv that Mr PENNANT will receive his quietus this time, and that he can venture to etaira th fc reward meted out to oft defeated Tory can- didates, without having to again engage in a hopeless combat, Hinapiy for the sake of satis- fying the arabitiops of a few inflated some- bodies who pull the Tory strings in Flintshire. As to the county, Mr SAMUEL SMITH'S seat is so secure, that we do not believe the Con- servative party will risk an ignominious defeat, by contesting it. The confession of impotency contained ill the fact 401 their allowing Mr SMITH to go unchallenged, they very rightly deem tolbe Icss humiliat- ing, and far preferable, to the lamentable spectacle they would pregant, were they to obtrude upon the constituency some candid- ate who might be ready to obey their behests, in order that he might be included in the iist of those who have led a forlorn- hope, and who are set down to receive some recognition at the hands of a grateful party when the opportunity is presented them.
-+_ -U_- ARCHDEACON FARRAR AND THE CHURCH CONGRESS. The above-named eminent Anglican divine is no great beleiver in the power of the Church Congress. We subjoin a portion of an article on the subject that he wrote to the current number of the Review of the Churches The Church Congress at Rhyl was a great suc- cess. It had been carefully organised, and the number of tickets sold was almost unprecedented. The inherent defects of such assembles are un- der.iable. They are liable to be swayed bv passion, and are soajcely ever exempt from the influences < f prejudice and party. Ihe papers are carefuUy pre- pared, but the general character of many of them is tiite, ti:»idsand conventional. It is quite the ex-cepti, n wheu they are courageous and outspoken. As is the case in most promiscuous assemblies,the subsequent discussion often dribbles away iIJt,) ir eievaot veibdl criticism, or side-issues which do nOL touch the main question. The bravest ond most independent papers are often received with chilling dinfavour, and the emptiest and raout trashy com- monplaces are sometimes rapturously applauded Drawback* such as these, from whiuh cleric'd gataeriiiifs are quito as little exempt as others, were suffioient to excite the disgusc of at le,st two canonised saints. St. Martin of Tours, during the later years of hI. life, ceuld never be induced to to go near any ecclesiastical synod; and St. Gregory of NazbnuB, though he had presided at an oecum- enical council, speaks of such gatheriuirs with a contemptuous energy which it would require courage even to repeat. Yet it may be doubled wheatber the counter-balancing advantages are not greater than the defects. Among sincere and honest men the interchange of opinions and the intercourse have teuded t;) ofiÄn mutual animosities, and even the wire-pullers of party have sometimes been led to see that. their opponets may be worthy of no less honour and esteem than their supporters. To those who like to listening to papers and speeches the annual Church Cougress furnishes a pleasant holi- day. Congresses may stimulate the thoughts of men who might otherwise stagnate. Weary and isolated labourers may sometimes find encour ige- ment, and recognition from the opportunities which they offer. They serve also, at times, to call at- tention to some crying need, and to bring under the notice of the world those manifoid, silent, self denying activities which are going on in thousands of parishes. These efforts are, as a rule unnoticed and unrewarded, but by virtue of them the English clergy render to the whole nation a service of in- esdraable value, the hampering or diminuition of which would be a little short of a national oala- amity. Referring to the Church in Wales the Archdeacon whites that the Archbishop of Canterbury pledged the sympathy and the assistance of the Church of England to wnrd otl from the church of 11 Gallaiit L-ttle Wales," the blow of disestablishment. Whether the blow can be averted is evidently doubtful even to leading Conservative statesmen. The Congress at Ehyl may be as unavailing to prevent the severance of the connection between tho Church of Wales and the State as the Congress at Dublin was ineifeotual to save the established Church of Ireland.
I ABERGELE. COMPETITIVE MEETING. A literary and competitive meeting in connection with the Abergele lodge of Good Templars, was held at the schoolroom of the Calvinistic Schoolroom, on Wednesday evening. The Rev. Francis Jones presided over a fairly numerous attend ance. The competition included a children's choir competition, the test piece being Yr udgorn a gan," also a solo competition on Y Seren euuig." Mr Hugh Edwards (Hwco Penmaen), Rhyl, efficiently discharged the duties of conductor, whilst Mr J. Pierce Lewis, solicitor, Rhyl, acted as musical adjudicator. Altogether the 5meeting proved highly suc- cessful and a pleasant evening was spent- THE ABERGELE POST OFFICE. The new premises for the Abergele Post Office are now nearly completed. They are situated in a central part of the town, close to Messrs W. Williams and Co's shop. The premises are very commodious, and are well fitted up with Ptlst Offices requisites. The front of the new post office is a decided improvement to Market Street GUARANTEED PURE FLOUR.—The Alun Mill Mold). Brands of the Roller Flour, made on the Hungarian System of Milling. Three Stars, "Two Stars," and One Star. Ask your grocer or Baker for the above brands -AOVT
HALKYN. Lady Ebury died on Saturday morning at her London residence. Her ladyship, who had been ailing for some time, past, was the wife of Lord Ebury, to whom she was married in 1831. Th.) deceased lady was sifter of the first Earl Cowley Lord Ebary vas brother of the late Marquis of Westminster, and father of the Hon. ft. G. Grosyenor, revising barrister of Flintshire and Denbighshire.
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j RHUDDLAN. I HALF HOLIDAY —The tradesmen of Rhuddlan following up the experiment carried out for the first time last year, have decided from now to the end of April to close their respective establishments at one o'clock every Thursday afternoon. CONCERT.—A most successful concert was held at the Boys' School on Friday evening, under the-able presidency of Mr William Bell, Spital. The room was filled to overflowing, and there was not even standing room, the novelty of the entertainment, being chIefly: composed or instrumental music, doubtless being the attraction. The Chairman spoke a few words at the commencement, referring to the object of the "concert, viz., to payoff a debt of S14 which had recently been incurred in cleaning, painting and repairing the Boys' and the Girl s Schools It was a large sum, But they could see it had been well spent, and that the schools had now a bright and comfort- able appearance and were worthy of the object for which they were used. He said it afforded him great pleasure to be present that evening to support the noble cause of education, ana he was always glad to do anything in his power to ppomote its interests. The New Education Act, which he held in his hand, Hut which was too long for him to read to them then, had relieved parents from paying school fees. He was disposed to think that it was the parents' duty to be responsible for their chil- dren's education, for what a man paid for he valued However, our legislators, in their wisdom, had thought otherwise, and he hoped the parents would show their appreciation of what had been done for them by sending their children regularly to school, and that they would also help to support the schools, as he the new Act did not do away with the neces- sity of subscribing to the schools. He h) very strongly that they should have what was called technical education in their schools- that the girls should be taught how to wash and cook, and make a home comfortable and that the boys should have some knowledge of the various callings which would be open to them when they left school.-The programme was then proceeded with as follows Song, The School Children; pinanoforte duet, Misses Montmorency; a. nar, Miss Ada Griffith Jones banjo solo, Miss IF. Blain; song, 11 Daeliie, Miss Lillian Jones comic "ong, "She WM," Mr Ashford; violin solo, Miss Griffith Jones; fcong, "Cleansing Fires," Rev Evan Jones; "Solfa Notation," School Children song-, Miss Wiigley; pianoforte solo. Mis, W. R. Williams; song, Miss Katie Jones; violin solo, Mr H. Haselden otfinic song. Master Gwindy Jones; banjo solo, Miss F. Biain; comic song, Mr T. Ashford finale, God Stvo the Queen." The artistes acquitted themselves creditably, and the programme was very well ren >1 The school children, under the conductorship of Mr A. O. Evans, sang with much animation The rendering of certain pieces from the sol-fa notation was well done, and much applauded, The Misses Montmorency played in a finished and brilliant style, and the piece was well selected, and just what the audience could enjoy. Miss Ada Griffith Jones sang very nicely, and has a sweet voice, but she was evidently rather nervous. Miss F Blain's banjo solos were exquisitely played, and loudly encored Miss Lilian Jones sang well, and was heartily received. Miss Griffith Jones' violin solo was capitally played, and was much applauded. Evidently she is a young lady of much promise. The Rev. Evan Jones, ap- parently, was suffering from a cold, and con- sequently the song seemed rather too difficult for him, but still he did fairly well Miss Wrigley sang a sweetly pfetty song in a charm- ing and most winning style, which highly delighted the audience. These simple, pretty songs should be selected oftener. Miss W. R. Williams played very nicely and Miss Katie Jones sang a Welsh song which took very well. In the absence of Mr J. D. Asher, who failed to be present, Mr Thomas Ashford, Denbigh, kindly supplied his place, and his comic sing- ing was most droll and humorous in the ex- treme, and provoked much laughter. Master Gwindy Jones did very well, but we have heard him better, as he had a bad cold. Miss Dyson, of Elwy Hall, sang in a very pleasing and sweet way; and Mr H. Haselden met with a most hearty reception, which he richly deserved. The promoters of the concert are to be congratulated upon securing the services of so able a musician and to listen to him was a treat not to be missed. He kept his listeners entranced by the brilliancy of his playing. The marvellous variety and delicacy of tone and the finish of execution were wonderful. The following rendered valuable assistance as accompanists Mrs Griffith Jones, Miss Blain, Mr Haselden, Mr A. O. Evans, &c. At the close the Vicar proposed a hearty vote of thankn to those who had so kindly and ably "Entertained them that evening He waa especially indebted to Mrs Griffith Jones, 'Elwy Hall, and to Mrs De Ranee, of Stona- hurst. Nearly all the items on the programme had been supplied by them, and they had been most kind. This was seconded by the Rev. B. Evans, and carried amid loud applause. B. Evans, and carried amid loud applause. On the proposition of Mr A. O- Evans, seconded by Mr Roger Hughes, a hearty vote of thanks ivas accorded to the Chairman for presiding.
PRESTATYN. LOCAL ENTERPRISE.—In our advertising colomns for the past three weeks notices have appeared of the intention of Mr Pochin, to pro- ceed for parliamentary powers to enable him to construct gas works, and to supply gas to Prestatyn and adjoining parishes. In this fact further evidence is afforded of Mr Pochin s determination to develop this pretty seaside place, and to popularise it as a summer and holiday resort. Mr Pochin has foreseen that Prestatyn has a future before it, and with con. siderable enterprise he is providing the essentials towards securing that future. He has already provided Prestatyn aad Meliden with a wholesome and abundant water supply in respect of which he also seeks parliamentary power that he might make still further im provements and extensions in this direction Next to an efficient scheme of drainage, the providing of a proper gas and water supply is absolutely necessary before the further im- provements-such as laying out the foreshore &c.-contemplated by Mr Pochin, can be carried out. TBut already private individuals have been encouraged by the enterprising spirit manifested by Mr Pochin, to commence building operations- There are at present some half a dozen villa residences and dwelling houses in course of erection at Prestatyn. Among those for whom houses are being built are Dr Griffiths, Prestatyn Mr John Hughes, do; Mr Wright, Chester and Mr Hewitt. It is expected that still further operations will be commenced shortly. In the meantime the work of draining Prestatyn has been resumed, and it is hoped now, that matters will be pushed to an early completion THB BRITISH SCHOOLS.-Tilis school has just been fitted up with the latest and most modern school appointments and requisites. There are now 90 children on the books and fresh accessions are being received daily. LECTURE,—On Thursday evening, a lecture was delivered at the British Schoolroom, Prestatyn, by the Rev Hugh Hughes, Super. intendent of the Rhyl Wesleyan Circuit There was a very numerous attendance pre- sided over by Mr Joseph Tamblyn, Gronant The subject of the lecture was How to live," and the lecturer kept his audience well in. terested for upwards of an hour. At the close a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Tamblyn for presiding, and to the Rev Hugh Hughes, for his excellent lecture.
bodfari. DEATH OF CAPTAIN MESIIAM.—A painful sensa- tion has been caused in this district by the news "of the death of Captain Mesbam, of ttie 1st Royal Dragoons. Deceased attended the meeting of the North Cheshire Hounds at Tarporley on the S'd inst. During the run he either got off or was thrown floinhisborse, which belonged to a friend, and which had refused a fence It kicked him causing1 compound frature of the skull. The unfortunate officcr was conveyed to a neighboring farm, where h:, died on Tuesday evening. At the ioquost, held at Kuahton on Wednesday, a verdict of c. Accidental death was returned. D ceasel, wh) was a son Of Colonel Mesham, Pontruffydd, was only twenty- seven. He leaves a widow and daughterl for WhOID mud sympathy (3 felt.
.2 RHYL. PIER PAVILION COMPANY.—At a meeting of the Pier Pavilion Directors on Saturday, Mr Walter Carter took his seat for the first time after his appointment as a director. Mr Bryan Warhurst, at the same meeting was appointed organist. We understand that the directors are in treaty with the Blue Hungarian Band to piy Rhyl a visit and give a concert at the Pavilion. Organ recitals are being given daily by Mr Bryan Warhurst. and on Sunday even- ing a sacred concert was given at the Pavilion to a fairly large audience. In addition to some organ recitals by Mr Warhurst, Master Davey, very sweetly aang a couple of sacred songs- PRESENTATION.—At the close of the Sundav School at the Welsh Congregational Chapel, Queen Street on Sunday, advantage was taken of the opportunity of presenting Mrs Jones, of Berth Ddu, Llanrwst. (late Miss H. E. Evans, of Heathville, Rhyl), with a beautiful drawing- room flower stand on the occasion of her j marriage. The gift was subscribed for by ft few friends in the Sunday School, as a recog- nition of Mrs Jones' faithfulness both as a teacher and member of the Sunday School, and as a testimony of tht feelings of good wishes and respects entertained towards her by the members and adherents of the cause in Queen Street generally. The presentation was made in appropriate terms by Mr Arthur Rowlands, Town Clerk, and speeches were also delireFed by Mr J. W. Jones, (Superin- tendant of the Sunday School). Mr David Davies. Freelands, and Mr GemmissiOBer Richard Jones, Grosvenor House- Mrs Jeaes acknowledged the gift, in a few suitable and feeling words. THE WATER-WORKS QUESTION —We under- stand that Mr W. J. Kent has withdrawn his demand for a poll. and that consequent lyno poll will take place, the resolution of the public meeting of ratepayers being thus allowed to pass unquestioned. GRAND CONCERT.—On Tuesday evening a grand concert was given at the Town Hall, Rhyl, in aid of the funds of the St. John's Church Sunday School. The concert was under the distinguished patronage of Mr E Whitley M,P., and others, and there was a very large and appreciative audience. The prin- cipal attraction was the Mold Orchestral Society. an amateur orchestral combination, conducted byMr Horace Haselden. So well had this orchestra—numbering about 40 perform- ers-been trained, that their performances on Tuesday evening was as efficient as one might wish from even a professional combination. Particularly is this true of their playing of the descriptive piece flunting Scene." Various eilects were produced in the course of the I performance, which were most realistie, and a hearty and well deserved encore j was accorded. The intermezzo "La Fee' The March in C (Fabrien Rose) The Allegro from Symphony in C, and the Galop t. En Route" were all exellently played and heartily applauded- Among I the vocalists Madame Cresser, found much favour, and was encored each time she sang Miss Green also acquitted herself very well in her two songs, as also did the Rev D. Howell Griffiths, who was encored for each of his songs Mr Castings was also highly successful, and was awarded a pronounced encore for his rendering of My Queen." A decided feature in the concert was the violin solo. Cantabile and Bolero," by Miss M. Ll. Price The per- formance was most artistic and accomplished and she well deserved tho warm encore that was awarded her. Mr Johnsons flute solo Introduction et Cavatina was also a very meritorious performance, and the same re- marks are applicable to Mr G. A. C. Haselden" piccolo solo '• Keel Row The programme all! through was well sustained, and much ap- j pyeciated by the auditory. MUSICAL EVIINING.-The weekly tea at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Morley Road. was on Wednesday last, given by the young people of the church They provided an excellent repast, and a good company sat down to it. In the evening they gave a Musical Evening," in the schoolroom Mr J, Y. Strachen presided over a full audience, and in the course of his remarks, commented upon the use of such gatherings as those in cultivating the social life of the church, and in developing its regourccil The concert was opened with a very creditably executed pianoforte duett by the Misses Mudd; and then the chapel choir rendered a glee with much acceptance- Mrs Rhyd we. Jones was Applauded for the singing of her song- Miss Maggie Amos and Mr Bernie Jones sang the duett Peace to thy spirit" in a highly meritorious manner, and were deservedly ap- plauded. They were followed by Mr Langley who sung The Powder Monkey." Mies Fanny Pringle's excellent reading of FundiV versIcals of Taffy," evoked considerable do monstratfons of approval, pattioulorly from ea thusiastic Welshmen present, on* of whom ex- pressed his appreciation of the senlinients con- tained i. the verse.3, and Mtaa Fringe's rtiad of them, with a voity proaounced "Well cfonfil Afterwards Miss Gertrude Chsson, gave an accomplised yiolin solo, for which she was' loudly encored and kindly responded. Mr Bornie Jones, having given a commendable rendering of Tom Bowling." Miss Dunkley made her debut; and sang with much sweet ness and clearness of enunciation "The better land." The first part of frfce programme was brought to a close, with the singing of a glee by the chapel choir. The Misses Williams opened the second part of the programme with a most artistically executed pianoforte duett, for which they were much applauded. Miss Maggie Amos was encored for her rendering of '°Tit for Tat," and Miss Gertrude Casson for the capital rendering of her song, "No Sir.' The programme was as follows fiymu and Prayer; pianoforte duet, "Comirg thro' the Rye," Misses Mudd; glee, "Spncg Song," the choir; eong, "Will he come? M<«, Rhydwen Jones; vocal duet, -Peace to thy Spirit Miss Amos and Mr Bernard Jones song, Powder-Monkey," Mr Langley violin solo, "My Own, my Guiding Star," Miss Q. Casson; song" Tom Bowling," Mr Bernard Jones; read- ing M Taffy," Mhs Pringle song, "The Better Lmld Miss Dunkley; glee, "Where art thou, beam'of liglbt," the choir; address by the Chair- man- piano!orte duet, "II Cosricolo," Misses Williams; song, "t for Tat," Misa Amos; reading. Mr Joseph Williams; song, "In Vanity Fair Mrs Rbydwtfn Jones; pianoforte solo, "Jessie's Dream," Miss Frances Gunner; song, "No Sir," kiiss Gertrude Casson; reading, "How to Cook a Husband," Miss Rice; glee, "The Belfry Tower," the choir; song, "Land of my Fathers Miss Louie Amos National Anthem. ELWY TEMPERANCE LODGE. -A meeting wat held at the Queen Street Chapel Schoolroom, on Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock, presided over by Mr R. '1 Llwydwyn Jones. Three new members were received, including the Rev T- Shankland, who addressed the meeting briefly, but in a very effective manner. After, wards the following discussion took place,— Ought the Lodge to prosecute those that open their shops on Sundays ?" The affirmative was taken up by Mr. Joseph Griffiths, Vale Road, and the negative by Mr Hugh Edwards, 1 Hwco Penmaen). Mr Griths in his opening statements maintained that it was right that the Lodge should prosecute them inasmuch as the Lodge was for the enhancing of the cause of Christianity. Mr Edwards replied upon the point, and in doing so he brought out some fables to prove that their attempt to decrease the state of drunkenness, would lose their ob ject if they maintained the aboye motion. On the motion being put to the meeting it was carried in the affirmative by i votes. Thus a pleasant evening was brought to a close. Mrs Lee begs to inform her customers that she is carryingon business at her Queen Street Establishment only.—ADVT. THE PIER PAVILION—-We understand that Mr M- A- Ralli, who has recently come to reside at Moranedd, Rhyl has iuterested himself in the new lier l avilion project, and taken a considerable number of shares in the undertaking. MR- J- E. EDWARDS, city treasure nf Chester, and accountant of the V" County Council, died at ChMl„ V fcSdav Mr Edwards was oflicially connected with several mining and other companies in Fiin £ Company. °' tha Kh/ « £ A MAzmiAGFhaf; fceeu artUngeor will tak, plat* Sumter 29th betwe<* Mr RichatdLS Hugh Jones. M.A., Glanmorfa, Rhyl, eldest son of the Rev Chancellor Hugh Jones, rector of Llanrwst and Miss Kate Sissie Whitley, second daughter of the Rev Thomas Whitley, vicar of Daresburv Cheshire. PROPOSED NEW HYDROPATHIC ESTABLISHMENT FOR RHYL.It has been decided by several local gentle- men to form a syndicate foi the establishment of a first-class boarding establishment on the sea front with accommodation for sea water bathing both out- doors and indoors. Plans have been prepared by Messrs Essex and Nicol, architects, Birmingham. The building:is to occupy a site at the corner of the Mariue Drive and Tynewydd; and it will be ready for possession in all probability about the beginning ol June next. AGRICULTURAL TEACHING IN FLINTSHIRE.—A very successful class for schoolmasters has just been started at Rhyl, under the auspices of the Flintshire County Coancil, and in connection with the Bangor University College. This class has been established with a view to enable teachcrs to qualify themselves to give the instruction in agriculture contemplated by the new code. With this object, a course of in- struction in agriculture and the allied sciences has boen arranged, which will extend over a period of two years, and will include, besides agriculture, chemistry, botany, and zoology. Sixteen lectures on agriculture and two field experiments, with eight lectures in chemistry and eight ia botany, will be given the first year, and an extended course of simi- ar length, including zoology and physiology, will given the second year. »early 40 tcachers have already joined. On Saturday last, in addition to Professor Phillips and Professor Giichrist, the olass was visited by Mr A. E. Brooke-Hunt, Government Inspector in Agriculture, on his return from Bangor. Mf Brooko-Hunt bad paid his annual vbit to BangorCollege, and had also visited the classes formed in various centres of Anglesey and Car- narvonshire. Ho expressed himself much pleased with what he saw and heard at Rhyl. The class was visited at the same time by Mr T. Rigby, of the Cheshire County Council, who has done so mucb for agricultural industry in that country, and also by Mr W. Cadwa'adr Davies, the registrar of Ban- gor College. Mr P. Mostyn Williams, the organ- ising secretary of Flintshire, was' in attendance. Farmers classes are also established at Ha warden, Mold, and Whitford, at which more than 120 pupils have enrolled themselves. The agricultural .teach ing in thi& country promises to be as successful as the technical classes, which have been the first to be established in the Principality under the Technical Instruction Act, 1891. Shop Soiled Mortn Wales Safety, L7 17 s6d, Second-hand Rear Steering Tricylcle, £2 10s, Child's Juvenile Singer Safety, cost £10, is in perfect order and just re-enamelled, 12 15s.; good 50 ordinary, re-enamelled, L2 2s. All cash on delivery prices.-CRAS. CONNAH> Cycle Factor RhyJK RE-COVERING I)NDILELLLS.-If you an have um- brella with a favourite handle and a worn out cover, have it re-covered with Ilatwood's special material -eqakLI in appearance to silk but far superior in wear. The cost is only 7s 6d for making a useless umbrella quite equal to new. 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ST. ASAPH. P(IPULAs ExTxPTA.XNMBN.TS.-On Thursday week, Mr Powell Thomas, sustained the programme at the fortnightly popular entertainmeuts held at St. Asaph. His entertainment was of a most varied, interesting and enjoyable description, fully justifying the expression made use of by Canon Morton, that Mr Thomas was an univers.tl genius." The chair «as occupied by the Right Rev the Lord Bishop, and there was a large and attentive audienoe. DANOB.-In connection with the popular enter- tainments, a dance took place at the Plough Hotel, m Thursday evening, the proceeds of which were devoted in aid of the Denbighshire Infirm. ary. APIPROAOHIKFL MAHBIA93 OF Miss LLOYD AND MB rowan.-It having been announced that a marriage had been arranged to take place between Miss Lloyd, (daughter of Mr Joseph Lloyd, Elwy Grove), and Mr W. M. Power, Plough Hotel, a number of the oitiaens of St. Asaph, instituted a .rovement to celebrate the event in a manner leberving of the respect and esteem in which Miss Lloyd and Mr Power, are held by the people of St. Asaph generally. A meeting to further this object, was held at the National Schoolroom, on Tuesday evening. The Rev. T. Lloyd Williams, senior vioar, was voted to the chair, and after the min- utes of the last meeting hlid been read, Mr J. P. Jones, Liverpool House, proposed that the marii age should be celebrated in some befitting manner. This was duly seconded and carried unanimously. Mr Counoillor R. E. Griffiths, Gwerneigroa, was appointed chairman of the committee, formed to carry out the decision of the meeting, and the following, with power to add to their number, were constituted the oommi4tee, Messrs T. J. Williams, High St. J. P. Joues, Liverpool Houie J. Brad- ford, Bryn Dlnas; M. R. Partington, Brouwylfa r. Price, Esgobty, W. H^penstall, Bryn Gobaith Joseph Henry Lloyd, Mill House; R. S. Par,y, Kiomel Arms; W. G. Jones, Lower Shop; H. Williams, Wera Diu, and Mr J. Jones, Mona iHuuse. Mr Peter Jones, was elected secretary. NN i lip R. H. Hughes, J. & P. Back, trgwrer. A. subi6iipti»9 list vris op-aned ift the meeting. P
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ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN TEA PARTY AND CONCERT. The annnal tea party and concert in con- nection with the English Presbyterian Church took plaoe at the Town Hall on Thursday (yesterday). If we are to jadge by the num- erous company that sat down to tea in the afternoon it would seem that this kind of en- tertainment is increasing rather than dimin- ishing in popularity. And particularly does it appear tobesowithourPresbyteiian friends, who are every year securing for their featival increased success. They have done this by d;nt of hard work, and the superior character of the entertainments they provide. The warm, cheerful aspect of the room on Thursday was a marked contrast to the cold and datnj out- side, and the way the tsbles were laid oat and decorated conduced to the pleasant appear- ance of the surroundings. As usual the re- past was of a high order, ani the attendance excellent. Tbe following ladies presided at the tables :—Mrs Verrier Jones and Miaa Annie Roberts Mrs Lloyd and Migs Wright; Mrs Millward and Miss Roberts, Water-st.; Mrs Thomas and Miss McLenan; MisaKitie Jones and Miss Jones Mrs Lewis and Miss Cotlis Miss Taylor and Miss Maggie Jones Mrs Foulkes and Miss Foulkes; Mis. Gar- bett and Miss Evans Mrs KdJoak and Miss Robb; Mrs Frimston and Miss Yaughan Jones Mrs J. B. Williams and Miss Wil- liams. The general arrangements were super- intended by Mrs Edwin Jones and Mrs Parry Jones. In addition to the 'large number of tickets sold Mrs Edwin Jones collected a considerable sum of money in aid of trays." Notwithstanding the unfavourable climatic conditions there was a large gathering at the Town Hall in the evening when an excellent programme of music was sustained. The Rev. J. Verrier Jones presided, being suppor- ted on the platform by the Rev. O. T. Williams, Rev. T. Shankland, Rev. Lewis Ellis, and several others. The programme was opened with a pianoforte solo by Miss Katie Jones, who it need hardly be said, fully maintained the reputation she has gained as an accomplished and clever pianist. Her per- formance was loudly applauded. The Chairman, who was warmly received, said there was a large and varied concert pro- gramme to go through, and they would agree with him in thinking that the item which had been put down in the programme as the chairman's address should have the merit of being a short one, if not exactly sweet. There was, he thought, onp gratifying feature about tbse gatherings,—which were to a large degree characteristic of Rhyl- it seemed to him thst these meetings were very gratifying because they tended to break down the barriers of denominationaliam which tended to separate christian people. There were a great many influences which tended to hold them aloof from one another, and he thotght it was extremely desirable triat there should be some influence which would tend to bring them closer together, and to make them better acquainted w.ith one another (applause). He thought it was very pleasant to know how very willing chribtian people were to co-operate with one another, and to j help each other. Some complained that the' people of Rhyl did not care for anything that was solemn, and that they did not, in fact, care for anything of an intellectual character. He did not know how much truth there was in that, bat he thought that even if that be so 1 there was some justification for it. He knew very that many of the people of Rhyl had to work very hard whilst many thousands of others came to Rhyl to enjoy themselves. That meant that many of the people of Khyi had to give np all pleasure and home enjoy- ment to administer to the pleasure of others. Therefore it was only natural that they wanted to have a tarn (applause). Therew wal one thing about the Rhyl concerts that was very good, they were invariably of a high musical order, and of a character that tended to elevate the mind. He thought that such would be the character of their concert that night, and he would no longer stand in the way of their enjoyment of it (applause). At the close of the Chairman's afldress, Mr T. Bartley, well-known to Rhyl audiences, sang with good effect Queen of the Earth, and was award an encore, but lie did not respond. He was followed by Miss Edith M. Roberts, of Chester, who, despite, an evident nervousness, greatly pleased the audience by her tuneful and tasteful render- ing of the pretty song, My Lady's Bower." Next came Mr Peters Jones, of Chester, who brought with him a reputation of being a baritone vooalist of much merit. He fully came up to expectations. In his rendering of the song, Ho Jolly Jankin," (Ivanhoe), he showed himself possessed of a baritone voice of mnch sweetness and comprehensive- ness of range, and this, added to a clearness and distinctness of enunciation, made thejen- dering all that could be desired. He was heartily encored, and in response gave The Yeoman's Wedding Song." Miss Gertrude Casson, whose violin solos are always a pleasurable featu'e, in any concert in which she takes part, was loudly encored for her masterly performance of a concerto "Enla Milnur," and she complied with March of the men of Harlech," which also elicited demonstrative applause. Miss Sissie Minahull was next much applauded for her touching and effective rendering of the song Tears." Unfortunately Miss Clara Moulsdale was afflicted with a severe cold, aud she had, after sinking a few bars to atop in her rendering of the trying SJng, "The Nightingale's Trill," but encouraged by the plaudits of the auditory, she again essayed the song, and succeeded in giving a charming and exq lisite rendering of it, much to the delight of the audience, who were loud in their de- mar ds for an encore, which was not however coueeded. The first part of the programme was brought to a close with the duett, "Love Divine, all Love excelling," by Miss Clara Moulsdale, and Mr Thomas Bartley. Daring the interval the Rev O. T. Williams moved a vote of thanks to the artistes who had sus- taicei the progran mo, remarking that the Presbyterian Chnich had deservedly gained a high reputation for the programme they provided at their annual tea meeting and concert. Mr H. Millward seconded the vote of thanks which was carried with acclamation. The programme was then resumed. Miss Gertrude Casson secured well deserved ap- plause for her violin solo, Home, Sweet Home," and Miss Clara Moulsdale obtained a pronounced encore for her singing of In the month of May." Mr Peters Jones' igor- ous rendering of the Young Brigade," was also heartily encored the audience not satis- fied with Mr Jones' acknowledgements, insist- ing upon hearing him again, and he complied by singing "The Long Shoreman." Miss Sissie Minshull then gave with much aocert- ance "The Quaker's Daughter," after which Mr Bartley, and Miss Moulsdale sing the melodious and taking duet, Prithee, Pretty Maiden." Miss Edith M., Roberts aacg, Pretty Maid of Arcadee," with much success and well deserved the encore she received- Mr ^Eartley brought the programme to a close with a rendering of "Love is a dream." Before the National Anthem was sung Mr \V. B. Wifcw proposed and Mr J. FrimstoQ
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TEE NATIONAL CTNIOS AND THB CHUBOH IN WALES. The annual palaver of Conservatives, entitled The National Union," was held this week at Birmingham. Mr P. P. Pennant, president of the North Wales Conservative Association, was, 01 course prwsnt at the gathering, and wielded the cudgels in defence of the Established Church. The plucky but unlucky champion of Flintshire Tory- ism, pioposad v proposal to disestablish tnd disen/5on» the Church by, in fche first instance, confining its operations to the fony diseases of Wales, ia att LAJJRDIQAO OA TOALL OQ6 UFO]USI AN4 TO» jnrioun to the best interest# of the ajuuuy, «<» ought to receive tha determined opposition of Owe ▼hole ol the Unionist party." He said U ttt* attack on tbe Ohuroh kftd been condooted on tha, same lines at the present tiae ae it was befora ibo eleation ia 1885 there would bALve b$en no oacsMon for him to offer any resolution oa the guMocfc fa 1885 that Atfogk rgeeived a most decisive defeat. go much so that at the general election in The folto year, 1886, the subject of disestablishment and dip- •ndowuont was hardly heard ifrall. Tbey fadno that an attack along the whole he did not therefore they had selected oto paviioufav point 88 that they might defeat their opponents to dataO; He hoped Churchmen mil Gootbevadvn thvoQ^hovl England would recognise that although one particular portion of the Church was attacked, atill it was the identical proposition that was made in 1885. There had been ereat improvement of lata years in the position of the Church in Wales, ooS Churchmen might depend upon it that their opponents felt that ifr was now or never. The Church was making such progress that if they did not make a successful attack at present they would never have the opportunity of making a successful attack. (Applause). Mr A. G. Bosca,wen (the Conservative candidate for the Tonbridge division of Kent), who also had ft motion on the same subject upon the agenda, with- drew it, and seconded the resolution of Mr Pennant. At the same time, he said, he should have preferred his own resolution, as it gave a distinct pledge to resist the proposal of the Gladstonians at Newcastle to make the disc.stablishment and disendowmeot of the Church in Wales a principal item in their pro- gramme. The disendowment of the Church in Wales would be dieastrou* to the Principality, for there were many outlying villages amongst the hills where there would be resident no minister but for the presence of the Church of England clergyman. Sir William Charley, who supported the resolu- tion, remarked that Mr Gladstone had described the Church in Wales as an integral part of the Church of England, and he had never succeeded in r. answeiing his own speech. They did not expect consistensy from Mr Gladstone (Laughter.) He thought nnder these circumstances he should have refrained from the flouts and jibes in which he indulged on this question at Newcastle (cheers.) Mr G. David (Cardiff) said he balieved that the position of the Welsh Church had been very much misunderstood by the English people, and he ex- pressed the hope that between the present time and the neat general election English parliamentary candidates would seek to remove this want of knowledge. He asked the Conservative Associa- tions throughout England to take up the question and do their utmost to protect the Church in Wales. He moved as a rider to the resolution a part of the second resolution, which stood in the nama of -Mr Bosoawen, as follows :—" In view of the fact that the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church in Wales has been made a principal item ia the Gladstonian programme, this conference pledges itself to resist to its utmost their proposal both on account of the great injury which would be in- flicted on religion in Wales by such a step, and also because it would most seriously weaken the position of the Church in England." Mr Pennant accepted the rider, and the reso- lution as thus altered was then put and adoptei unanimously.
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c nf^rea^Q was not qnite ::0 satisfactory, an we view it with a Considerable amount of suspicion. We refer to the arrangement sugee <ted as to the amount of purchase- The Di, ectorei, do not appear to have any con ception as to the value of their concern. They do not know whether it is worth £ 50,000 or £ 100,000. Therefore, the? w re tot in a position to tell the Commissioners what the town ought to pay for them. Accordingly, they asked the Commissioners to engage an engineer to vilue the wo.-I,-o, and to inform the Diraftora what offer they were prepared.,ta make, baiii4d on their en- gineer's report. Thtis a basis would be formed on which to condact future negotiations. The Commissioners could not make an offer below what their engineer had valued the works at, bat the Directors, as sharp business' men will, of course, fix their price at a sum considerably above that named by the Commissioners. This appears to us a most unusual way of conducting a negotiation of this kind. Why not at once agree to the appointment of a valuer oa oach side, and an umpire to decide between them in the case of disagreement ? If there is really on the one side a bonafide desire to sell, and on other an equally bona-fide determination to buy, this course would at once suggest itself to be the only proper and businesslike way of arriving atflii settlement. But singular to relate, the Directors did rot see the force of this, and insisted upon the Commissioners agreeing to the modus operandi they had prescribed. It ia not difficult to see the object of this the Company are resolved not to shew the Commissioners their hand, whilst in turn, they will worm out as much information as they' can out of the Commissioners. Surely they ought to know what their works are worth. It is they, who have had to do with them for so many years, who know their capacity, and profit earning capabilities, who should make the offer, and uot the Coaamissionere, who can only be guided by an engineer, who is in a position only to report upon the value of the works per see and Dot on their value as a commercial undertaking. The Company are determined, if they find they are obliged to pirt with their works, to recover evary penny of capital that is expended upon them, and very likely no inconsiderable sum in consideration of the vested interest they may possess in the works.. We quite agree th;t the value of the works to the fullest extent should be paid to the Company, and also, if it can be shown, after due and proper examination, that they possess a commerciel value, it is only fair that some compensation should be pfiid in respect of it. But we do say that it is not fair to make the expended capital the bat-iis of the amount of pus chase. It is well known that a large part of the capita! has been literally waited, in consequence ot defective en^iistieriog, and it is manifestly unjust to expect the Commis- sionera to:make good the loss incurred through the eariy misfortunes of the Company We submit then that the expended capital ought not to be the basis on which the negotiations should be conducted. The only two factors in determining the price should be the actual value of the wo: kr3 8S they stand to-'iay; and their commercial value as a going concern. The Directors are entitled to what is fair and equitable in res- pect of these two considerations; and we are sure there is no one ungenerous enough to ava, I themselves of the opportunity presented by the difficulty of the position of the Company to force them to accept a price that is not commensurato with the value of the under- taking. It behoves the Commissioners to be very careful how they proceed in this matter and to seriously consider whether they are Dot compromising their future action by prematurely disclosing to the Company their opinion as to the valoe of the works.