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COUNTY COUNCIL INQUIRY AT MOLD. PROPOSED AMALGAMATION OF FLINTSHIRE DISTRICTS. A "ommittee of the Flintshire County Coun- cil, presided over by Mr W. Y. Hargreavcs, sat at Mold on Monday to consider an application by the Mold Urban Council that the Br on coed part of the area (which is now rated separately) should be incorporated in the general area, and that there should be one rate for the whole t! strict instead of two. Mr R S Ive-llv represented the Mold urban Council, and Mr P. Harding- Roberts watched the proceeding^ on behalf of the Holywell Board of Guardians and the Holywell Rural District Council. Most of the members and officials of the Urban Council were in attend- ance, as well as Mr R. Bromley (clerk of the County Council) and Mr T. 11. Ollive (deputy clerk). +- The application was set forth at length by Mr Kelly, who explained that it was proposed to carry out a sewerage extension scheme to the Broncoed district, and unless the cost w as spread over the whole area this would become a heavy burden on the Broncoed area alone. The Local Government Board had sanctioned the borrowing of JM475 for tho purpose of carry- ing out this scheme. It would be advantageous to thv whole district that this proposed amalga- tion of areas should take place, and that one rate should be levied throughout the district. There was no opposition, and several residents of Broncoed were present and would speak in favour of the application if necessary. Mr Jesse Roberts (councillor -for the district)' and Mr Robert Llovd supported the applica- tion, as did also Mr T. Parry (chairman of the Urban Council). The Chairman said there was no opposition, and he thought there wad sufficient evidence to enable the application to go before the Local Government Board.
WREXHAM HORSE SALES. Mas.-is Frank Lloyd and Sons conducted their November sales (the last for the vcar) at Wrex- 1 ham on Wednesday a.nd Thursday last week, when over ó00 animals were submitted. There ( was a good attendance of buyers throughout, I and a gv>cd clearance was effected at satisfactory prices. The light classes were judged ]$- Mr Ray Ulverston, and Mr Baguley, Moreton-in- Maand the heavy ones by Mr Evans. Lon- 1 don; Mr Milling. Kent; Mr Eaton Jon.es Liverpool Mr T. Dutton, and Mr D Crow f whose decisions gave universal satisfaction <
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ITID.<=" THE LLANDUDNO AUTUMN SEASON. PROPOSED EXTENSION OF THE CONCERTS. MEETING OF THE TOWNSPEOPLE. On Tuesday night a public meting1 was held at the Town Hall, Llandudno, m connection with the proposal to secure the extension of the concert season next autumn. Mr R. S. Cham- berlain presided over a large attendance. Ilho Cuairman stated tiial he was in full sym- -pa,thy with the proposal to lengthen the concert season. lie was of opinion that if the full band could bo induced to remain for another fort- night it would have a much greater effect in prevailing upon the visitors to remain than even four weeks of the extension concerts by the smaller orchestra. The small orchestra did not keep the visitors in Llandudno to anything like the extent that they hoped it would- Perhaps Mr Payne could not remain personally, but the members of the band might. Mr Symon.ds said tlmt ninny members of the orohestra were tied to time, but others again could stay till the end of October. Mr Brocklehurst read a letter from Mr W. Haigh, the deputy conductor of the orchestra, who had discussed with Mr Arnold the question of the terms which would suffice to induce the extension orchestra to continue the concerts till the end of October. Mr liaigi. stated: "It would bo difficult for me to ;,LI t-û any sum that would be required to carry on the concerts until I have consulted my colleagues and the Pier Company on the matter, but I think it would require at least J3200 worth of tickets to be sold to oarry on the conoerts for a month. How- ever, I make no definite statement." Mr Brocklehurst went on to say that lie had a pro- mise of support to the extent of five guineas from Mr T. P. Da vice, of the St. George's Hotel, and that he believed that. support to a similar amount would be afforded by the Hydro, aDd the Grand Ilotel. Ix-tters had also been rfj-crjivod from other firms and residents ex- pressing sympathy with the project and promis- ing support. Mr W. T. Ward, the assistant surveyor, com- municated apologies for absence from Mr IV. H. Jones (oh-airman of the Council), Mr T. W. Griffith, Mr W. O. Williams, Mr William Tho- mas, Mr Pieroe Jones, and Profoesor Beaumont. THE REC'TOR S OPINION. The Rector of Llandu-dno (the Rev. Li. R. Hughes) sent tho following interesting State- ment:—It has boon a fixed conclusion of minc for some time that the advantage of Llandudno fuS an autumn and wintor re ort are not nearby :;u5k;iently well-known, as 1 consider that rela- tively tlio winter elima'e is even superior to too summer, and that the average number of dry and sunny days during the winter mont.is is higher than in almost any other place in the United Kingdom. With regard to the concerts in the Pier Pavilion I oonsider them modehi of what such entertainments ougfit to be. I know a number of fashionable resorts all throngn Europe, and I can honestly say that of Iticir kind, when one considers that they are being I i-e Id daily and not merely occasionally, for many montlis of the year,they can, as regaros rolmemeni,, musical ability, a.nd the richness of their ircpori-oirc, without fear challenge compe- titioi#with any similar concerts in any place in Europe. What little I can do to support te.e extciteion of the time I shall consider it a pri\ i. lege to do- Mr rl". H.' Fit-zsimmons suggasted that a com- mittee should be formed to wait upon Mr Haig i aftor he had had his proposed interview with the Pier Company on December 4th, and to make with him some, definite arrangement, 'the town would support any attempt to prolong the season to the end of October. Mr Payne could not remain after the end of September, but Mr Ha-igth could do so till the middle of November, if necessary. The committee might see the Pier Company na well as Mr Ilaigh (applause). Mr C. H. Bevan, speaking from experience ss a tradesman, said that the fortnight of ex- tension concerts had a really good effect upon the trade of the town. Mr Robert Owen, Mostyn-street, seconded the motion of Mr T. II. Fitzsimmons. Mr C. A. Humphreys said he had no doubt that the later concerts would be a distinct ad- vantage to the town, and would make a great difference to the trade of the place, and lie understood that the extension concerts had been improving from year to year, and that the last je wore the best yet held (applause). Mr Bevan oonfirmed that statement, on the authority c.f Mr Haigh. Mr Humphreys went on to ask whether it was r I not to the Pier Company that the meeting should first go. Tho Pi-or Company ought to be Con- sidered from the beginning if the concerts were to be a success (applause). Mr Brocklehurst said tha 1. was quite the in- tention. Mr Arnold,.in his understanding with Mr Ilaigh, considered that the deputy conduc- tor would make all arrangements with the Pier Company. The concerts 0 would cost £100 a week, but he believed that if the town would come forward with £ 200 raised in season tickets the orchestra and tho Company would be in- duced to run the concerts till the last day of October. That would be a week longer than Mr Haigh mentioned in 'his letter. Mr S. Chantrey pointed out that this year t.he extension oon-certs took piace in exception- ally fine weather, and that might accctint for their exceptional success. lie thought it would not be possible to run the concerts througn the I winter months until the Pavilion was thoroughly warmed throughout by a system of ihot water pipes ana radiators. Mr Frank. Edge said he bMievod lie was cor- rect in stating that the Pier Company were will- ing to give the use of the pavilion for any length of time in winter for what it cost them for light, heating and attendance, if the town would take the risk of the concerts (applau.se). Mr Brocklehurst said he could confirm that statement, and added that lie believed the com- pany were c.onsidorin.g a scheme to make the Pavilion more comfortable during cold weather- The resolution w a's then carried unanimously, and on the motion of Mr G. A. Humphreys. Messrs Arnold, Bevan, and Brocklehurst were appointed a committee to consult the Pier Com- pany, and Mr Ilaigh, on behalf of the orches- tra., and to bring a scheme before another meet- ing of tlie townspeople, if necessary. Mr R. J. Williams expressed the ihope that the Council would do r, to support the movement. It was pointed out that already the Council had appropriated the £100 they had authority to expend upon music in engaging Mr Monr's band. Chairman sugge-V-d that the Council "rn should arrange for that band to give perform- ances between 12 and one o'clock, on line days, near the entrance to the. pier (hear, hear). The meeting closed with a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Chamberlain for presiding.
I LLANDUDNO GUARDIAN SOCIETY. ANNUAL REPORT, SATISFACTORY Y-EAPIS WORK. The committec of the Llandudno Guardian Society for the protection of tiade, have issued their annual report, and it proves a most satis- factory one. The report, which is the fourteenth issued by the society, is signed by the president, Mr S. R. Bartley, and the solicitors and secre- taries, Messrs Henderson and Hallmark, on be- half of the committee. We cull the folowing from the report:— "Your committee have pleasure in submitting to you the 14th annual report of the society, and it is extremely gratifying to them to be able to congratulate you on the continued growth of the society. There has been an increase of five members since last year and the membership now stands at the record number of 110. As the usefulness of the society depends largely upon the number of members, everyone should make an effort to induce new members to join; by this means the facilities for obtaining reports as to the financial standing of persons seeking credit will be greatly increased and the general usefulness of the society enhanced. The annual meeting of the Association of Trade Protection Societies of the United King- dom (to which your society is affiliated) and the Secretaries' Conference were held in London on the 12th and 13th May last, n( both of which your society was represented by the secretaries. The Secretaries' Conference dealt with the fol- lowing (among other subjects) gazettes, Trade Protection Journal, Formation of New Societies, Debt Collecting and County Court Procedure, while the meeting of the Association had under consideration the following: Bankruptcy and Deeds of Assignment, Administration of In- solvent Estates, Registration of Mortgages of Book Debts, County Court (especially the practice under Default Summonses), Telephone Rates, Imprisonment for Debt, Law of Distress Amendment Bill, Fire Inquesta, Merchandise Marks 13:11, Telegraph Rates between England and France, Butter and Margarine Act. "The wide field covered by the above-men- tioned subject; gives an index of the many import- ant matters affecting the welfare of the trading community' in general in which ycur society takes an active interest. Among the subjects which have claimed the more particular attention of your committee are the full owing Telephone Rates, Imprisonment for Debt, Shop Hours Legislation and Railway Rates. "The 13th annual dinner was held at the Queen's Hotel on Friday, the 6th day of De- cember. Your Chairman (Mr S. n. Bartley) was in the chair, and Mr A. E. Hughes was the guest of the evening, and proposed the toast of "The Town and Trade of Llandudno" coupled with the name of the Society. The number of members and guests present consti- tuted still another record for the Society, 120 L,e' ng, there including the leading professional and business men in the town. "Your committee were called together from time to time, ae- various matters arose for their consideration, and the meetings were very well attended."
PUBLIC ACTION DURING THE YEAR. "We. present the following report upon the ,i action taken by the Association during the year with regard to cerain important subjects:- "The Departmental Committee on bankruptcy law has concluded the taking of evidence, and has finished tho consideration of its report. The opinions of the affiliated sOC1:e.tiC.3 have been presented to the commit-ee, and the secretary was called as a. witness before it. Although the report may be presented too, late for legis- lation to be passed this year, there is reason to hope that a comprehensive Bill upon the sub- ject will form an important measure in 1909 Members must be prepared to support this step, for the necessity of a drastic amendment of the Bankruptcy Law has been urgent for many years. "The last annual meeting appointed a com- mittee consisting of the President, Messrs A. Randall, M.P., A. Mosclv, C.M.G.. George Bowler, Robert Mellors, and E. V. Longstaffe, to take action on behalf of the Association with regard to the Companies' Bill that was before Parliament for consideration. The committee held several meeting: and were considerably assisted in their deliberations by a valuable memorandum prepared by Mr liowler dealing with the resolution of the last annual meeting asking for the rights of trade creditors to be protected in voluntary windings up. An inter- Anew with the Company Controller of*.he Board of Trade and the Secretary took plac-J, and the amendments desired by the committee were finally drafted by counsel. Arrangements were made for a deputation to wait on the President at the Board of Trade, and were received by him. The deputation was able to convinoo the President that the Bill required amendment with regard to mortgages and to voluntary windings up, and he promised that the views of the Association -h.ould be met by the insertion of amendments in committee. "The resolution passed at the annual meeting m regard to County Courts was dealt with so far as that part relating to a default summons was concerned by Mr Athelstan Rendall. M.P., a vice-president of the Association, drafting a clause for inclusion in the Lord Chancellors Bill to the effect that a defendant should not be al- lowed to enter a defence to a default summons unless he paid the amount claimed into court to abide the decision of the court, or ;:lisfi0d the registrar by affidavit that he had a good legal or equitable defence to the action. At Mr Ren- dall's request a memorandum was prepared by Mr William Simpson (of Leicester), explaining the demand of the Association for a reduction of County Court fees. Unfortunately substantial progress was not made with the Bill, and it was withdrawn, but it has been reintroduced by the Lord Chancellor, and arrangements are being made for dealing with it. "The important question of imprison- ment for debts. so vitally affecting the welfare of traders. was referred by the last annual meeting to the committee with power to take action to protect the interests of mem- bers. The matter has assumed a new aspect through the announcement of the Home Secre- tary on February 6th, 1908, that a Select Com- mittee would be appointed to consider the sub- ject. While we welcome the appointment of an enquiry, it is essential that the whole of the facts shall be submitted to the select, committee. The risk of a prejudgment of the question by the consideration of a few biassed cases of alleged hardship' is too great for business men to run, for if the present system is removed the dishonest debtor will be enabled to cheat his creditor with impunity. The Association has taken action to secure that evidence on behalf of members shall be given before the Select Committee, believing that if the investigation is thorough the result will be to substantiate the legal protection of the trader from the contumacious debtor. "For several years the Association has pnssed resolutions in favour of the Limited Partnerships Bill, and we are glad that this has passed into law during the session of 1907. and that the sup- port, of the Association has assisted towards this desirable end." THE BALANCE SHEET. The balance sheet for the year showcth that the total income received was :8165 11s lid, included in which is a balance in hand from last year of B45 5s Sd. The subscriptions received from the members amounted to J5108 3s. On the other hand the expenditure amounted to £ 134 15s 6d. This shows a balance in hand of £ 30 16s 5d, with which to commence the coming year. The bal- ance shfet was audited by Messrs J. II. Jones and E. P. Morris- and found correct.
REV. J. H. JOYVETT AT RHYL THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMON-PLACE THI^GS. On Sunday the deacons of Christ Church Con- gregational Chapel gave residents the opportu- nity of heuring two sermons from the Rev. J. 11. Jowett, M.A., of Carr's Lane, Birmingham— one of the most popular preachers in the coun- try. The morning service was held in the Con- gregational Chapel, and the evening meeting took place in the new Pavilion. In both build- ing's there was not a vacant seat, ar.d the ser- vices throughout were bright and most instruc- tive. The popularity of the preacher may be inferred from the fact that liany pCTsons from Prestatyn, Dyserth, Rhuddlan, and the sur- rounding districts were present, and that the other Nonconformist places of worship in Rhyl v. ere either closed or opened for a short time in the evening in order to give the congregations an opportunity of attending the Pavilion ser- vice. At the morning' service the preacher took for the subject of his discourse the burning bush and the call of Mec-cfi. lie pointed oui how the Divine presence was to be found in the common- place things of every day life, and how God had made a common scrub of the desert as the Tabernacle from which He delivered His mes- sage to the man he had chosen as a deliverer for His people- The same common-place things had inspired the poet Wordsworth in the mak- ing of his poems to tho. primrose, 't here were around us every day, he said, very common- place thing.?, and the common callings of life which could be made to become the temple 01 the Divine: the Court of the Deity- If they possesi^d the spiritual eye that was necessary to see things as God would have them to be seen they would find there was a halo around all they saw about them. It did not require a very- strong eye for the parent to see a halo around his child, but it called for a very strong eye for a spiritually-minded person t.Q see a halo around the drunkard and the outcast out it was to be found there all the same. One often walked through the country and observed remains of old priories in farm buildings—the bit; of tlie old temple of God in unclean surroundings. It was the same with the prodigal. One would find, if they looked for them, that in the lowest of the low there were bits of the old temple still to be found—that there w-r-e good traits in the character of the drunkard, a.id the out- cast which could be found if they were looked for; there was the halo of the Divine presence in the oommon-plaee. While it was often diffi- cult to see that lialo in other people it was still more difiioult to soe the Glory Light in one's self. He did not mean the image which was reflected by the looking glass, but that which was seen after a sear clung examination of a person's inllcr self—the halo that was worn when they were called by themselves to communion with God. He urged them to walk upright, so that they might be known by their stride as kinsmen of the Eternal God. If tbey only set to work in j he right way they would ::<e the halo around everything. They could see it in thpir every da.y work. People looked for the halo in the ministry, but he did not agree that the work of the minister should be placed on a higher plane than that of the dustman. Wordsworth found the halo around the waggoner, in the octtage, and they too could find it in the most humble employment if they looked for it. All employment was the same in the eyes of God if it was carried through in a right spirit. Then there was a halo to be found in recreation, in rest, in sorrow, and in griaf. They oould find the of God in tihe enyjro of their j
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ONE AT A TIME. A hundred doubts and discouragements menace every great enthusiasm"—says one of our modern writers and there isn't a perplexed little housewife anywhere but associates her doubts and discouragements with the prepara- tion ot over three hundred dinners a vear with scores of lunches, suppers, and high teas thrown in. Did it ever occur to you to take the troubles one at a time to make them a son of basis-^ like Lcead-arid to spread your entliuz-iz in over them-like jam? Housewives! who do ihis generallv come out well in the end, and are known as clever cookg, excellent, managers, women who alwavs find a way out of a tight corner. A well-known commercial man was recently heard to oeclare that of all the domestic peace- makers of his acquaintance, the hornelv litt'e dried currant carried the palm, "Many a pudding." said he, "goes down with- out a murmur, because -there are plenty of cur- rants in it, and many an otherwise impossible cake, ^is tolerated for the same reason. "Cur- rants, he went on to explain, "are the one lruit which it is almost impossible to spoil in cooking." Now, if that is a man s idea of the currant, what is a woman's? Simply that this fruit is a perfect godsend to the young housewife, a friend that will help her out of innumerable tight corners. We give below a recipe from the rew edition of the little Currant Cookery Book, a handy little compendium of Currant Cookery, that is to be had free from your own Grocer. COHNISH CUBKAXT CAKE. I lb. butter, 1 lb. flour, 8 oz. currants, a pinch of salt. 2 eggs, lo. castor t-ugar, lb. lemon peel, 1 teaspoonful baking powder, a little nut- meg, g pint of milk. METHOD.—Mix the flour with the salt and baking powder, then rub in the butter and add the sugar, currants, shredded peel and nutmeg. Beat up the eggs with the milk, and mix with the dry ingredients into a stiff dough, put this on to a floured baking sheet, roll out to 5 inch thickness, then make several incisions with a knife, bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes. brush over the top with the white of an egg, and sprmkle with sugar.
towns. He did not mean in the dull and grey look of some of their towns, for there it was spoiled by rnan. They could find it in their bit of back garden, and he oiien felt, as he looked upon b?autiful scenery that while a man might make an estate the people owned the landscape. Then, how were they to obrain the eyes with which to see the halo? The answer was plain, and contained in one senienc-e "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." Let them ask God to give them the lens with which to see the halo in everything' and everybody around them, and they would surely find it, even as Moses did in burning common ;(;y;]1.> of the desert. TIIE PLURAL IN PRAYER. In the evening the rev gentleman took as his text tho opening words of the Ix>rd"s pray< r. "Our Father. lIe pointed rut that the true value of prayer was contained in the use of the plural, rather than in the singular number. In- stead of praying v-jih the "1, "Mo," "Mine" they should adopt the Socialistic, or Com- mune, sense, and their prayers would have greater value if they prayod as "NVe." The secret of prayer was in praying in the right sense, but too often they L confined their prayers to their own little circle—a circle which the Saviour never intended fhey should confine it to It nlight happen that at"times their own n-eocls their own distress, and their cwn anxietv made them forget everything else, but in that they were mistaken, they would find that they would receive a far greater blessing, that their prayers would have a more far-reaching inliu- ence, if they daily brought in a stranger into their prayer. It might be that they had seen someone, a tot-al stranger to tlac-iii: who they felt needed a prayer; then if they brought that person into their communion with God not only would that stranger receive a blessing, but they themoelves would also receive it lie did not m-ean that that should apply to public worship, for there their prayers were in the plural number, but it should apply to their own individual prayers. The solo of a service such as they were taking part in that evening was lost llJ the chorus. They should be like Atlas—earning the burden of the world in their prayer. In that. they would find a sort of personal tallyman There was nothing like the Socialistic prayer to keep their prayer thorough, vigorous, and healthy, because when prayer was oonfmed to the same groove day after day it became stale through wajit of thought—one long wordy formality. Nothing freshened prayer and thought like bringing in a surprise. If they induced their children to bring in a fresh name into their prayers each day they would be surprised at the wide stretch of the world the children would take. Lc.t them give the homeless, the outcast, and the prodigal a place in their prayers if thev would seek to obtain the greatest blessing. They would find that there was a way of obtaining the power he referred to: a power which would enable them to see behind the very thoughts and the skin of a man- It did not follow that the youth who was fiippant with his tongue had not somewhere in him a desire for God. If they began to exercise a man's faculty of imagination they would find a sort of divining rod which would find out the hidden wounds; there was nothing like entering into the lives of others for the sharpening of the imagination. Once they had tlie imagination awakened they would also awaken the sympathies of others. He had had an experience in his own life. He had endea- voured to awaken the sympathies of his people for those in the Congo, bu.t failed. However, a Mr Harris, who had been to the Oongto, preadb- &d to his people and told them what he had l seen with his own eyea. Bo awakenood their imagination, and in turn their ympathi were awakened. It was the same in every day life. Once they had awakened the sympathies of other. they oould go on with their crusade. The imagination never travelled alone: it first awakened the sympathies, then it brought out all that. was best in a man's power. What he wanted the people to understand was that they should always try and get the burdeai of others on their back. He feared that the churches of to-day were too apt to pray by the side of the people, instead of getting" under them, so that- when the burden was on their backs they should pray right from under the kno:) of the people to God. Had the churohcs of Rh\) that nig'ht the burden of the tin of tho whole town on their backs, or were they looking up on it. and praying from the side ? Did uiey pray in the plural number or were their prayers I Ict is ) too iiid'N-i UaJ' ticl Let them devote their livea to the cutting of channels from God to other people, and when they did that they would find that they were praying in the true sense in which the Lord Jesus meant 1 ha. they should pray when he told them that when thev prayed they should say "Our Father." .1