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Not the End. The final reading of the Home Rule Bill was passed in the House of Commons on Monday evening by a majority of 77. When the Bill passed the Commons for the first time last year the majority was 110, and on the second occasion it went through with a majority of 109. Not merely the country, but the House itself, has lost confidenee in I the Government. The feeling of tlie coun- try has been unmistakably expressed by a long series of severe Radical reverses at by- electioris; and the feeling of the HqW6 shows itself in the indifference of private Coalition members, who, now that debate is a mockery, are merely parts of tile voting machine. It shows itself in the reduced majorities; in fact, it is only by stern dis- cipline and many-lined "whips" that majorities can be obtained. The Bill has passed through the Com- mons, but this is not the end. In a telling speech on Monday, Mr. Bonar Law de- nounced the Government's miserable tactics, and said the climax had been reached when they were asked to give a final verdict on the Government's Irish policy without know- ing what that policy was. The Unionist leader showed the intolerable nature of the situation by pointing to the fact that this was being done not because the Government thought it right, but because it was dictated to them by those who were quite content with the Bill as it stood. "Let the curtain ring down, Mr. Speaker, and the sooner the better, on what is a contemptible farce," exclaimed Mr. Law. "The final act in this drama will be played not in the House of Commons, but in the country, and there it will not be a farce." The Bill has been passed in flat defiance of the country's wishes. The Ipswich elec- tion is the latest test of the feeling of the people, and the result must carry conviction to the most sceptical mind. In December, 1910, the Liberal majority was 344; on this occasion the Liberal—and a Cabinet Minis- ter at that—was defeated, with a majority of 532 against him. And this despite the fact that the Chancellor went down to assist the candidate, a most unusual thing; which suggests that the power of "Lloyd Georg- ism" is waning. And Ulster? Strong in the conviction of the justice of their cause, Ulstermen will re- sist to the bitter end this infamous attempt to filch from them their hard-won rights and liberties.
A Temporary Triumph. Political dissenters, especially in Wales, are hugging themselves with delight that their Bill to dismember and despoil the Church in Wales has, for the third time under the Parliament Act, bc-en passed through the House of Commons. It is true that but for the votes of the Irish National- ists it would on several occasions have been defeated, and that the majority for the third reading last week was less than the number of votes at the disposal of the Home Rule leaders. But this will not seriously perturb the political dissenter. For him any stick is good enough wherewith to humiliate and maltreat the Church, and he has no more compunction in using the Nationalist vote for this object than he has in supporting I the same faction in their campaign against the political liberties of his Protestant co- religionists in Ireland. Indeed, but for the insistence of Nonconformist bodies—as evi- denced by their recent resolutions on the question—that no milder terms should be given to the Church in Wales, the Govern- ment would not, it is believed, have ruled out the "suggestion" stage of the Bill by which the extreme harshness of the clauses dealing with dismemberment, the retention of the glebe, compensation for curates, and the control of churchyards might have been mitigated. We believe, however, that this triumph will not only be short-lived, but that it will react with disastrous effect upon its instiga- tors. The Welsh Nonconformist gi-otest against the Bill no less than the admitted apathy of large numbers of the Nonconfor- mist laity in England on the subject of Welsh Disestablishment show that the dis- membering and confiscatory clauses of the measure are disliked by fair-minded Non- conformist.s almost, if not quite, as much as they are by Churchmen. The action of the Dissenting leaders will not tend to the wel- fare of Nonconformity as a whole, whilst it will certainly terminate the friendly rela- tions and mutual co-operation now existing between Churchmen and Nonconformists throughout the country. It would be folly to disguise the fact that many Church people will henceforth find it impossible to co- operate for purposes of social work with those who have done their utmost to cripple the greatest organization for the social, as well as the spiritual, welfare of the people which Wales possesses. For this unhappy result and for all the bitterness which the Bill, if passed, will engender in the Princi- pality, the leaders of political Nonconfor- mity and the Government which obeyed their behests must be held jointly respon- sible. But the Bill is not yet passed, and though the House of Lords can no longer insist that it should be referred to the people before it becomes law, their lordships will probably be indisposed to assist its pro- gress by fixing the Second Reading Debate for some little time to come. In the meantime it seems increasingly probable that the Ulster question, with all its possibilities of civil strife, will compel a dissolution before the close of the summer. In this case Welsh Disestablitihment would undoubtedly play a most important part in the general election which would follow. If the House of Lords should feel it to be its duty to defer the second reading of the Bill until the whole constitutional position is made clear, including the production of the amending Home Rule Bill upon which so much depends, they will have good grounds for their delay. The moral of aU this is that protest against the Bill must continue with unabated energy It is still far from improbable that before the measure is pre- sented for the Royal Assent the ministers who arc responsible for it will be compelled to face the electors. If, on the other hand, it should become law before an election, it cannot become operative until July 1 next year, and meanwhile the most strenuous agitation will be set on foot for its repeal. 0
Trade Unionists and Tariff Reform. A coirespondent of the"Morning Post," of May 23rd, writing on the attitude of the Labour Party towards Tariff Reform, says: "Never has any responsible British Trade Union spokesman or any member of the Parliamentary Labour Party been able to reconcile support of Trade Union principles with support of the policy of permitting un- restricted foreign competition. in our home market. On the other hand, the number of working men adherents to Mr. Chamber- lain's fiscal policy has grown steadily year by year, and the conviction has become in- creasingly forced upon the rank and file of British Trade Unionism that it is utterly in- consistent and futile to protect their labour and to leave the products of their labour unprotected. But the Labour Party's atti- tude on this question has been a great asset to the Liberal Party, who have always held them up as the authorised spokesmen of the working class in general and Trade Union- ists in particular. "Since the Trade Union Act of last year required unions desiring to impose upon their members a levy for political purposes to take a ballot on the question, we have learned that two-thirds of the Trade Union- ists of the country are either indifferent or actively opposed to the policy of the Labour Party. That fact alone would suffice to dis- count greatly the claims of Mr. Ramsay Macdonald and his colleagues to speak for the working classes on any political or eco- nomic question, but so far as the fiscal ques- tion alone is concerned we know that thou- sands of Trade Unionists in an parts of the country are active members of Tariff Reform organisations." —— 1,4
-+: FROM NEWSBOY TO MANAGER. Mr. H. A. Crook, who was for fifty years in the employ of Messrs. W. H. Smith and Sons, Birmingham, is dead. He rose from the position of newsboy to that of manager.
EMPIRE Day was observed in a fitting manner in most of the towns and villages of Flintshire, and especially at Mold and Flint. It is only a few years since the idea of Empire Day was first mooted, and the extent to which the movement has spread is very gratifying. — :0:— THE celebrations at Mold and Flint were on a larger scale than at other places, and were admirably organised and carried out; and at both towns remarkable enthusiasm waa shown. THE announcement that A (Mold) Com- pany 5th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers has attained full strength, which was made in our columns last week, has been received with much pleasure locally. Keen and in- creasing interest is being taken in the Ter- ritorial movement in Mold, and the smart bearing of A Company last Sunday was highly praised on all hands. -:0:- The list of presidents for the Bangor Na- tional Eisteddfod has now been completed as follows :—Tuesday.—Morning, Mr. Wil- liam Jones, M.P.; afternoon, Lord Howard de Walden; evening concert, Mr. John Hinds, M.P. Wednesday.—Mr. W. Llewe- lyn Williams, K.C., M.P. Lord Moetyn, and Mr. E. T. John, M.P. Thursday.— Lord PenrFiyn; Mr. Lloyd George, M.P.; and Mr D. Lleufer Thomas. Friday.—The Bishop of Bangor; Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., and Sir J. Prichard Jones. Saturday.— Evening concert, Mr. R. J. Williams (Mayor of Bangor). — :o :— MANY points of interest are contained in the report of Mr J. Bevan Evans, Director of Education for Flintshire, on the evening schools for the 1913-14 session. It is pleas- ing to see that there was an increase in the number of students, there being 4568, as compared with 4467 during the previous session. At the same time, one would like to see even greater interest shown in these useful classes. Perhaps the greatest hind- rance to the full success of evening classes generally in the past has been the delusion that a child's education is completed when it leaves the day school; but that spirit is happily passing away, and educational ad- vantages are now better appreciated. — :o :— ONE notable feature mentioned by the Director in his report is the increasing number of students in the literary and com- mercial classes, this upward tendency hav- ing been observed for two or three years. This is all to the good, because in these days of strenuous competition those who take up commercial work must be well equipped. OPENI. J*. V
COAL MINES ACT, 1911. Examinations for Firemen. An examination for firemen in connection with the Coal Mines Act, 1911, was held by the Flintshire Education Committee (who have been approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of granting certifi- cates under Section 15 of the Act) at the County School, Mold, on Saturday. The examiners were Mr. W. C. Collin, of the Buckley Collieries, and Mr. Thomas Jones, of the Mold Collieries. The results were as follows:— Passes in Hearing, Gas and Air Measure- ment Tests.—Robert John Woodfli'.e, Main Coal Co.; John Millington, Galchog Col- liery; David G. Jones, Bromfield Colliery; Basil V. S. Davies, Englefield Colliery; Ed- ward W. Whitley, Thomas John Bennett, Coed Talon Colliery; John Ja:. us Jones, Arthur Prydderch, Frank Cartwright, Phoe- nix Colliery; Peter Jones Edwards, Thomas Jones, Bettisfield Colliery. Passes in Hearing and Gas Teôts.-J ohn David Collins, Peter Collins, Bromfield Colliery; Edward Spencer, Thomas Ro- berts, Nathaniel Jones, Joseph Griffith Owen, Point of Ayr Colliery; John Hughes, William Tudor Peters, Mountain Colliery, Buckley; William Jones, Phoenix Colliery; James Martin, Coed Talon Colliery; Wal- ter Tattum, Thomas Morgan, Bettisfield Colliery; James Arrowsmith, Buckley Col- liery. Pass in Hearing and Air Measurements Tests.—William Davies, Bettisfield Colliery Passes in Air Measurement Tests.— Ro- bert Griffiths, Thomas Jones, Bromfield Colliery. Pass in Gas Test.—William Hopwood, Mountain Colliery, Buckley. --+--
MOSTYN. MOTOR 'BUS SERVICE TO LLANASA AND BEYOND. It is stated that a motor 'bus service is contemplated from Moetyn station to Dys- ertli, pafming through the east end of Ffyn- nongroew, Penyffordd, Glanrafon, Llanasa, Newmarket and on to Dyserth. On Monday last a trial trip was made to test a car on the hills along the route proposed. The service will be run by the L. and N.-W. Rly. Co. TERRITORIAL DETACHMENT. Orders for week ending 6th June.—Or- derly Sergt., Lee.-Cpl. E. T. Parry. Par- ades.—Tuesday, holiday; Thursday, 5.30 p.m., Musketry. Week-end Camp.—Please see Orders for Holywell. (Sgd.) H. M. DAVIES, 2nd Lt. Comdg. Det. D Coy. 5th R.W.F.
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MOLD. BARNEY'S OFFENCE. At a special Police Court on Monday,. Barney O'Neil, labourer, of no fixed abode, was fined Is. and costs—9s. 4d. in all-for- begging. P.C. Albert Jones proved the case. Supt. R. Y. Davies said there were previous convictions against O'Neil at Dundalk and Wigan. VISIT OF PROFESSOR MORRIS. There was a large congregation at the Presbyterian Church, Mold, on Sunday morning and evening, on the occasion of the visit of Professor Morris, B.D., of Bala.. The preacher, who delivered thought-com- pelling discourses, was listened to with close: attention throughout. PICTURE HALL. A magnificent film, entitled "Give us this day," was presented at this place of amuse- ment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. There were large audiences and the picture, which is in five parts, was fol- lowed with intense interest. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the principal pic- tures were "Escape of Jim Dolan," "A Mil- lion in Jewels," and "The Wedding Gown." EMPIRE DAY. Empire Day was celebrated at the Church of England Schools on Monday. The chil- dren assembled in the playground and sang "The Empire Flag." Then they marched past and saluted the flag. "Glory of the Garden," one of Rudyard Kipling's poems, was recited. Addresses were given by the vicar (the Rev. Evan Jones) and the head- master (Mr W. E. Trickett). The National Anthem was enthusiastically sung by the scholars. OBITUARY. The death-roll in town and district has been somewhat heavy of late. Among those whose deaths are recorded are :—Mrs. Bry- an, widow of Mr. Edwin Bryan, Maesydre, aged 68; Mr. Joseph Hooson, Bryn-y-baaly aged 70; Mr A. Jones, Wylfa, aged 56; and Mr. Ernest Williams, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Gas Works Cottage, aged 20, the latter having contracted cold the previous week, which developed to double pneumonia. SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURAL WORKERS. At a meeting of the Parish Council for the Rural Parish of Mold (a report of which appears in another column) particulars were received of the Buxton Memorial Scholar- ship (tenable at Ruskin College, Oxford) of the annual value of £ 62, which will be awarded to a bona-fide agricultural worker. Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 34 years. The scholarship provides the student with full board and lodging and tuition for a period of 44 weeks, and in ad- dition gives an allowance of JS1 a month for books, etc. The examination will take place in the candidate's own district, and will consist of straightforward questions on cur- rent industrial and social matters, especial- ly those relating to rural conditions. The- chief subjects taught at the college are in- dustrial history, economics, local govern- ment, trades unionism and co-operation, English grammer and composition, etc. The names and addresses of probable candidates in the rural parish of Mold should be for- warded to the clerk of the Parish Council,. Mold. MOLD GOLF CLUB. An enjoyable match took place on the Mold Golf Links on Saturday between the Mold and Ruthin ladies. Details:— SINGLES. Mold.—Mrs. R. E. Jones 0, Miss Lewis 0" Miss M. Marston 1, Miss Htf. B. Evans 1, Miss Morgans 1, Miss Roberts 0, Miss Brad- burne Price 1, Miss Lloyd Parry 1-5. Ruthin.—Mrs. Byford 1, Mrs. James 1, Mies Lewis Jones 0, Miss Roberts 0, Mrs. R. O. Jones 0, Miss Evans 1, Miss Rowe 0, Mrs. Hough 0-3. FOURSOMES. Mold—Mrs. R. E. Jones and Miss Lewi& 0, Miss M. Marston and Miss M. B. Evans 1, Miss Morgans and Miss Roberts 0, Miss Bradburne Price and Miss Lloydl Parry 1—2. Ruthin—Mrs. Byford and Mrs. James 1, Miss Lewis Jones and Miss Roberts 0, Mrs. R. E. Jones and Miss Evans 1, Miss Rowe and Mrs. Hough 0—2. WELSH WESLEYAN MUSICAL FESTI- VAL. The annual musical festival of the Mold Welsh Wesleyan Circuit was held on Mon- day last at Pendre Chapel, Mold, choirs at- tending from Mold, Leeswood, Tryddyn,, Gwernymynydd, Bethesda, Bethania, Salem, Llanarmon, Pantyinwyn, Nerquis, Moriah, and Tabernacle. Mr. Wm. Roberts, Lees- wood, presided at the afternoon meeting, and Mr. R. Hanley Williams, Mold, took the chair in the evening. Mrs. M E. Jones, St. Asaph (in the unavoidable ab- sence of Miss Blodwen Morris, through ill- ness) fulfilled the duties of organist. An orchestral party also took part. Mr. Wil- fred Jones, A.R.A.M., conducted with his usual ability. The following tunes were sungNageli, Pennant, Dominus Reget Me, Rhad Ras, Luther's Chant, Henryd, Leuix, Marlborough, Beethoven, Caernar- fon, Bethel, Llanidloes, Blaencefn, Bodlon- de'o, Beulah, the Chant Boyce and the chorus, "Teilwng yw yr Oen" (Handel). The- meetings were exceptionally well-attended, the chapel being crowded in the evening. The singing was throughout of a very high order. The conductor was highly pleased
Public Notices. URBAN DISTRICT OF MOLD. PROPOSED STOPPING UP OF A FOOTPATH. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Tuesday, the 13th day of October next, Application will be made on behalf of the uiidermeiitioned- Urban District Council to His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, assembled at Quarter Sessions, in and for the County of Flint, at the County Hall, in Mold, for an Order for stopping up a cer- tain Public Highway or Footpath in the Parish of Mold (Urban) in the County of Flint, to wit the Highway or Footpath situate at the Lead Mills, Mold, aforesaid leading out of the Main Road from Mold to Northop, opposite the Bridge Inn; the portion of Footpath proposed to be stopped up Cf,raiaence<3 at a point 100 feet or there- abouts from the Road, and for a distance of 400 feet runs in a Southerly direction, parallel with the River .yn, terminating at a Stone Stile near Alyn Street. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO GIVEN, that the Certificate of two Justices having viewed the same, will be lodged with the Clerk of the Peace for the said County of Flint on Monday, the 27th day of July, 1914. DAVID THOMAS, Surveyor to the Mold Urban District Council acting as Surveyor of Highways. o4 The King Edward VII. Welsh National Memorial Association Meadowslea Tuberculosis Hospital, Penyffordd, near Chester. ENDERS -,ire invited for the supply of TENDERS are invited for the supply of the following Provisions and Stores for use at the above Institution for a period of nine months from July 1st, 1914, to March 31Bt, 1915:- 1. Butter, Cheese, Bacon, Eggs. ID. 2. Milk. 3. Butcher's Meat, etc. 4. Groceries. 5. Bread, Flour, etc. 6. Fish, Poultry, Rabbits, etc. 7. Coal, Coke, etc. 8. Vegetables. Forms of Tender stating the probable quantities required, may be had on applica- tion to Dr. E. L. Middleton, Memorial In- stitute, 3, Temple Row, Wrexham, to whom the Tenders must be delivered on or before 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6th, 1914, en- dorsed "Tender for Grocery," etc. The Committee do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. GWILYM HUGHES, Secretary. Memorial Offices, Westgate Street, CARDIFF. N28 PRELIMINARY NOTICE. LLANASA. A Garden Fete and Sale of Work in aid of the Gwespyr Mission Room, Llanasa, will be opened by Lady Mostyn, Mo6tyn Hall, on Wednesday July 29, 1914, at Tan Lan Hall, by the kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Batters. W. MORTIMER, P. D. VICKERS, o4 Secretaries. FLINT ODDFELLOWS' 43rd ANNUAL Sports and Races Whit-Tuesday, June 2, 1914, On the Recreation Ground, HOLYWELL ROAD* FLINT. (Wet or Fine). FIRST EVENT at 2 o'clock prompt THE BEST-PATRONISED MEETING IN NORTH WALES. Cheap Tickets issueq on Great Western, Great Central, and L. and N, Western Railways, from Manchester, Liverpool, Bir- kenhead, Chester, Rhyl, and all interme- diate stations, JM In Cash Mtso Prizes. I PROGRAMME OF EVENTS. 1.—100 Yards Local Schoolboys' Handi- cap, 1st, Value 10s. 6d. 2nd, 5s.; 3rd, 2s. 6d. Entrance, 2d. 2.—120 Yards Flat Handicap, 1st, 1:2; 2nd, £ 1; 3rd, 10s.; Entrance Is. 3.-Half-niile Bicycle Handicap, 1st, Cash or Value, 30s.; 2nd, 15s.; 3rd, 7s. 6d. En- trance lB. 4.—One Mile Bicycle Handicap, 1st, Cash or Value, £ 2; 2nd, £ 1; 3rd, 10s.; En- trance Is. 5.—440 Yards Flat Handicap, 1st, Cash, 92; 2nd, 15s.; 3rd, 7s. 6d. Entrance Is. 6.—220 Yards Flat Handicap, 1st, Cash, 30s. 2nd, 13-s. 3rd, 7s. 6d. Entrance, Is. 7.-Horse Leaping Competition, 1st, Cash £ 7; 2nd, £ 3; 3rd, £ 2; 4th, Jbl; Entrance 2s 8.-V.C. Bicycle Race, 1st, Cash, 30s.; 2nd, 15s; 3rd, 7s. 6d.; Entrance, Is. ALL EVENTS OPEN. Entries close Thursday, May 28th, 1914, at 12 noon, addressed, JAS. GRIFFITHS, Secretary, Oddfellows' Hall, Flint. N 28
74 AND 73. Gay scenes marked the wedding at Brook- street, a vilage near Brentwood, Essex, of William Harvey, a Great Eastern Railway pensioner, aged seventy-four, and Mrs. Huntley, aged seventy-three.
Public Notices. Whit-Monday, 1st June, 1914. FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' FETE Will be held (by kind permission of W. G. C. Gladstone, Esq., M.P.), In Hawarden Park. TWO BANDS for DANCING from 3 till Close. GRAND CHORAL COMPETITIONS. 12 Choirs have entered for the Male Voice and 7 for the Mixed Voice Competitions; 2 for Action Songs. SPLENDID ENTRIES FOR SPORTS. CRICKET MATCH: ANFIELD v. HAWARDEN. CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE INSPECTION and COMPETITION FOR THE "PARKER LEIGHTON" CHALLENGE SHIELD. VARIETY ENTERTAINMENTS during afternoon and evening by Messrs. DOWELL and WOOD. HROLL MUSICAL CLOWNS, NEGRO MINSTREL COMEDIANS, SKETCH ARTISTES, Etc. Programmes—Id. Miss HELEN GLADSTONE will present 1 the Prizes. Refreshments served in Marquee. ADMISSION TO PARK—6d. each. Secretary, J. WILCOCK, Hawarden. Preliminary Notice. GREENFIELD LIBERAL CLUB 2nd Annual Sports SATURDAY, JULY 18th, 1914. Full particulars will appear later. J. W. FURNIVAL, tc Hon. Secretary. Flintshire Education Committee W ATED. Uncertificated Assistant Teachers for the Abermorddu Coun- cil, Halkyn C.E., Bangor C.E., Mixed, and Saltney Wood. Memorial Boys' Schools. Salary £ 45, rising to £55 per annum. Also, Supplementary Teacher for the Mold C.E. Girls' School. Salary C.30, rising to zC45 per annum. Forms of application may be obtained from J. Bevan Evans, County Edu- cation Offices, Mold, on receipt of a stamp- ed addressed foolscap envelope. 3t YOU CAN LOSE NOTHING! Or rather you hav3 everything to gain by having your sight carefully tested, as unless convinced that the Spectacles will be of service to you they will not be supplied, and no charge is made for examina- tion only. Medical attention is some- times necessary, in which case you will be frankly advised to see an Oculist. Our Sight- testing Department is in the care of Mr. Leo Schwarz, D.B.O.A. (Member of the British Optical Association). A. SCHWA 11 and Sons, H Jewellers & Opticians, I 5 & 7, Whitford St., I HOLYWELL. I W. G. RICHARDSON Central Garage, BUCKLEY, AND AT Grosvenor Street, MOLD, UP-TO-DATE LANDAULETTES & TOUR. ING CARS, on Reasonable Terms. Repairs, Overhauling, Vulcanising All Accessories in Stock. ANY MAKE OF CAR SUPPLIED. SOLE AGENT FOR KUMBER CARS for Flintshire Tele. 71, Mold. 19, Buckley,
FIRING RECORD. A new record with a 9.2-in. gun, the heav- iest armament in our coast defences, was made by the men of the Royal Garrison Ar- tillery, under Colonel Hiblyn, in the Wes- tern Forts, Isle of Wight. They made nine hits with ten rounds at a range of nearly 8,000 yards.
Cheap Prepaid Advertisements. Advertisements of Situations Vacant and Situations Wanted,.short announce- ments of Articles for Sale, Apartments to Let, &c. (if prepaid) are inserted in the Flintshire Observer and News" at the following rates:— No. of One Two Three Words. Insert. Inserts. Inserts. s. d. s. d. s. d. 12 or less 6 10 1 0 13 to 18 9 1 3 1 6 19 to 24 1 0 ..1 8 2 0 25 to 30 ..1 3 ..2 0 2 6 31 to 36 1 6 ..2 6 3 0 37 to 42 1 9 2 9 3 6 42 to 48 2 0 3 3 4 0 Double charges if booked. Advertisements respecting servants, n &c., when the address given is at the office of the Paper, must be answered by LETTER ONLY. Personal inquiries cannot be answered, Whtm an advertise- ment directs Persons to write to the office of thi Paper an additional charge of 3d. is made. Situations Vacant. CONFECTIONERY. Wanted Young Lady for Bakehouse, well up in smalls and fancies. Good class trade.—Williams, Oswallt House, Holywell. o4 A PPRENTICE Wanted to the General Drapery.—J. Harrison Jones, Comp- ton House, Mold. tc Scholastic. UITION in Pitman's SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING, and COMMER- CIAL CORRESPONDENCE, oral or post, by Certificated Teacher. 21 pupils success- ful. Terms moderate.—Apply, J. Bellis, "Bryn Awelon," Holywell. Wanted. ANTED.-To purchase or rent detach- W ed House (or Cottage), about 6 rooms, with garden; in or near Mold.—"D," "Ob- server and News" Office, Mold. For Sale. C OR SALE.—Rubber Tyred Brougham, ■ light, splendid condition, cheap.— Cross Keys Hotel, Holywell. n28 CYCLISTS PEEL CYCLES, E2 13s. 6d., Guaranteed 2 years, any size Frame, British Throughout. Lamps, 101-d. Bells, 3 £ d.; Carbide, 3d. per lb.; Mudguards, 6-td. pair; Chains, Is. 9d.; Covers, 2s. 9d. to 17s.; Tubes, 2s. 3d. to 5s. 6d.; Pumps, Sd.; Mudflaps, Id.; Pedals, Is. 3d. pair. Everything at WHOLESALE PRICES. Note Address- EMPIRE RUBBER and CYCLE Co., 64, High Street, Mold, and 28, City Road, Chester. Lost. I OST, May 17th, Cross-bred Retriever, smooth-coated, white spot on chest.— Jones, Roper's Arms, Mold. n28 I OST, between Glanrafon, Mold, and the White Gates, Leeewood, lady's gun metal watch, with green strap. Finder re- warded on returning same.—Apply in first C, instance Box "T," "Observer" Office, Mold. n28 Miscellaneous. IAIALLPAPERS from lid. per Roll; any quantity, large or small, supplied at WHOLESALE PRICES. Our stock ex- ceeds 250,000 ROLLS of all classes. Write for patterns, stating what class you require (Dept. 117), BARNETT WALLPAPER Co. Knott Mill, Manchester. Iw i 'W'li l I ii HEWITTS, Bootmakers, Abbey Gateway, CHESTER, Have a 60 years' REPUTATION for making and selling Goods that are Stylish, Reliable, and Moderate in price. All the LATEST STYLES are now in Stock. Agent for the" K" and other leading specialities. Telephone 400.
Our Readers' Views. TAR SPRAYING AT HOLYWELL. (To the Editor of "The Flintshire Observer and News.") Sir,—I would like to know the reason why Brynford road, Holywell, is not tarsprayed similar to other roads in this district, under the control of the County Council. I find Halkyn road, Bagillt road, and Greenfield road very well attended to in this respect, while Brynford road, where residential pro- perty is situated, is passed by. The clouds of dust on this road on a windy day are terrible, most detrimental to the houses, and very annoying to the residents. The rate collector honoured me with a visit to-day, demanding a general county rate of lO-ld. in the pound, an increase of 2d. in the pound 4 on last year's rate. Is it fair or reasonable to ask us to pay this heavy increased rate without some corresponding benefits? Per- haps the County Council representative for this district will see to this matter. If he takes it in hand, no doubt it will be attend- ed to at once. I wish also to draw the attention of the Holywell Urban Council to another matter. The Council's water cart has been coming along Brynford road for the last two or three years as for as the Grove Houses— which was a very great boon on this dusty road-but why discontinue this year? There was never more need of it than in tlie last two months. Surely we deserve a drop of water on our road to prevent us from chok- ing during the summer months? Yours, etc., RESIDENT.