CHRISTMAS STOCK SHOW AT MOLD. Our readers' attention is directed to the North Wales Christmas prize sale of fat stock, which will be held at the Mold Auction Mart-thirty minutes' by rail from Chester and Wrexham,- on Wednesday next, the 9th inst. The show has been established many years, and is a prominent feature of the Christmas exhibitions in North Wales. The present entry comprises 175 priuo- fat bullocks and heifers, 1150 wethers and gim- rners, etc. Catalogues may be obtained from J. Bradburne Price, live stock salesman, The, Cross, Mold.
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COLWYN BAY EDUCATION AUTHORITY. OLD COLWYN SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION. The Rev. John Edv.ard, presided over a general meeting of this body at Colwyn Bay yesterday. There were also present Mrs Berth Jones, Mrs T. M. Jones, Rev. T. Roberts, Rev. Thos. Lloyd, Moy-rs_ J. T. Millward, Edward Allen, H. E. Pritchard (Abergele), John Wil- liams (Llanfair TIL), with the clerk (Mr F J. Holmes), and t.he attendance officers (Messrs BitihcH and Chambers). THE HOLIDAYS. It was resolved that the Christmas holidays 's extend from the. 23rd inst. to January 11th. RIIIW-ROAD SCHOOL SITE. A letter was read from Mr Walter D. Wiles, the county architect, seeking the committee's views as t-6 the advisability of purchasing land in Riiiw-roadi as a sito for new school premise- The ChairnlaIl: I think we had oot.ter finish with the work we now in hand, and see where we stand before we decide to purchase more school sites. Mr Pritchard: If we required the land at any time, however, it would be bstter to buy it now when it is in the market th.1n five or ten years hence, when. the price will be much en- hanced. At the Chairman's suggestion, the letter was inferred to co.-titi itteo. OLD COLWYN TEMPORARY SCHOOL. With reference to the effort made to provide temporary school aceommodation at Old Col- wyn pending the erection of the proposed new building's, it was reported that a committee had made further investigations ai a result of which a letter had been received from Mr K T. Davies offering the use of the English Baptist school- room at a rent of £ 26 per annum 011 the under- standing that the committee bore two-thirds of the expenditure incurred in ejecting the addi- tional out oflices- It was stated that the room was 29ft. long by alft. wide. It was r^clved. on the motion of the Rev. Thos. Lloyd, that, the communication be for- warded to the L.E.A. with the committee's re- commendation that the offer be accepted SAVING TIME. Rev. Thos. Roberts raised a point as to whether it ivr necessary that the attendance officers attended trie committee meetings. He personally thought the men were wasting time that should bo devoted to their duties outside; Mr Chambers had been called away from Aber- gele that day qudc unnecessarily. Rev. Thos. Lloyd agreed, and proposed that, by way (4 an experiment. the officers be not requested to attend during the first three months of next year. Mr Edward Allen seconded, and Rev. Thos. Roberta supported, and the motion was atrreed to. fc
'A- In the Court of Appeal, on Monday, it was ruled that the occupiers of an apartment, house were not liable to be rated for poor rate, the owners being solely responsible. Owing to tho very small number of aliens now coming to England the Alien Immigration Board site but rarely in London, and on Monday, it met for the first timo for two months.. There were but two cases. During the hearing of an action at Belfast, in which a sum of £ 72 was involved, it transpired that 268 of the amount was spent in the funeral expenses 01 & man who was in receipt of a pen- sion of al per mgo&i
COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. The preachers for next Sunday are as follows:— St. Paul's Church: Services at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Mission Church, Coed Pella-road: 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. English Congregational: Rev. Thomas Lloyd, pastor. Salem (Welsh Congregational): Rev. Henry R. Williams, pastor. St. John's Wesleyan: Morning, service as usual, 11; evening, service as usual 6.30. Nantyglyn-road Wesleyan: Morning, service as usual; evening, service as usual, 6.30. Tabernacle (Welsh Baptist): Rev. Peter Jones, pastor. English Baptist Rev. H. T. Cousins, Ph.D., pastor. Engedi C.M.: Rev. Robert Roberts, Colwyn Bay. Bethlehem C.M.: Rev. T. M. Jones, Colwyn Bay. Hermon C.M. Rev. J. Griffiths, Colwyn Bay. Seion C.M. Rev. M. Morris. Rhiw-road C.M. Rev. W. Williams, Bettws-y- Coed. Horeb, Rhiw-road (Welsh Wesleyan): Services morning and evening. Presbyterian Rev. John Edwards. Society of Friends (Erskine-road): Meeting at 11 a.m. Old Baptist Union, Greenfield-road Services at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. African Institute. Service at 7 p'm., addresses being given by the African students and friends. "G" COMPANY 5th BATTALION R.W.F.— Orders for week ending Saturday, December 12th, 1908.—Wednesday, December 9th., prize distribution and supper will take place at Cart- raell's Restaurant. Company will parade at the Armoury 7.30 p.m.; dress, walking-out order. METERIOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. The total number of hours of sunshine during last month were 85, there being two sunless days during the month. The mean maximum was 53.7. and the mean minimum 43.5. ALLOTMENTS.—The Council have decided to divide the Rhiw plot, which measures 400 yards short of an acre, so that. a start may be at once made, and the ground turned over f,r the winter. RHIW-ROAD LITERARY SOCIETY.—At tho weekly meeting of this Society, Mr D. anT, Lvnton House, presiding, a very interest- ing paper was given by Mr Hugh Owen, Llys Powell, on the "Duty of the Government to pre- pare for the wants of the workman." An ani- mated discussion followed, Mr John Lloyd, Douglas House; Mr Fred Griffiths, Mr Francis Hughes, Mr Hugp Owen, Mr R. P. Powell, and Mr Isaac Parry taking part. SATURDAY'S TEAMS.—The first eleven team to meet Denbigh, next Saturday, are as fol- lows :—Goal, Hallwood; back., H. Tonkin and 0. E. Williams; balvef, Ned Griffiths, Tom W r-1 lings, and Dick Rowlands; forwards, Mos Jones, Will Jones, Tom McCann (capt.), W. Parry, and J. Ll. Owen. Reserves: Hugh Hughes and H. Baxter.—The second eleven's team for Saturday, to meet Ruthin, away, is as follow,o,Goal, Joe Borth badc" R. C. Morris and H. Humphreys (Pumping Station); halves, Ted Parry, Geo. Williams, a.nd W. Claxton; for- wards, Smith, A. Barton, J. T. Owen (capt.), W. Ray, and J. E. Williams. Reserves: J. Tur- ner and J. Jones. SOCIAL.—The first social in connection with the Colwyn Bay Constitutional Club was held at the club rooms on Monday evening, when a large company assembled, numbering 130. Mr W. B. Lucas presided. A miscellaneous concert fol- lowed tea, and the success of the venture was so decided that it has been arranged to hold similar evenings during the winter. The following was the programme which was presented :—Piano- forte solo. Mrs Wainwright; violin duet, Miss O. Brooke; song, "The Veteran's Song," Mr G. Mason; song, "The Death of Nelson," Mr T. D. Roberts; song. "I know a Lovely Garden," Miss H. Ilollinshead; quartettes, "The Dear Little Shamrock" and "Banks of Allan Water," Miss J. Jones. Mrs Whitehead, Mr T. D. Ro- berts and Mr W. T. Williams; song, "The Viking's Song," Mr E. Evans; song, "David Evans, Mr F. Nee; recitation, "Forgotten," Mr E. C. Bird: song, "Life's Lullaby," Miss Mobley: trios, "A Little Farm" and "Dame Durden," Mr T. D. Roberts, Mr T. Desmond and Mr W. T. Williams; song, "When the Ebb- tide Flows," Mr W. G. Mobley.
f LLANDDULAS. RECRUITING.—Rev. Canon Roberts, M.A., is recruiting at Harrogate, and hopes are en- tertained of his complete recovery atlan early date. FOOTBALL CLt ''B.-Tlie football club re- cently formed at Llanddulas has not proved false to expectations. It has 0\ 81' thirty members, and it has already played two matches against Rhyl Amateurs and Colwyn Bay Celts respec- tively. The latter was played at Llanddulas all Saturday last, when the home team won by four goals to two. SCHOLASTIC.—Last Thursday, at Oxford, the degree of M.A. was conferred upon the Rev. J. W. Thomas, curate, Llanddulas. Mr Thomas has had a successful scholastic career. He was educated at St. John's College, Ystrad Meurig. He was elected to a Williams' Schol- arship, and was afterwards senior scholar of the school. He passed Oxford Responsions in 1899, the Oxford and Cambridge Higher Board Certifi- cate in 1900 and 1901; he was elected exhibitioner (in classics) at Jesus College, Oxford, 1901, passed Honour Moderations (classics) in 1903, and took the B.A. degree in the Final School of Theology (honours) in 1S05. He was gospeller at his ordination fit St. Asaph in 1905, and has spent the last three years in the pariah of lilaii- ddulas. QUOITING CLUB.—The members of the quoiting club partook of a coffee supper at the schools on Friday evening, when about 40 of the members were present. After the supper an entertainment was held in an adjoining room, the Rev. J. W. Thomas, vice-president, presid- ing. Selections on the gramophone were given by Mr Moss, Fair View, while Mr Lewis Jones and Mr Roberts, Brynhir, rendered solos. Dur- ing the interval prizes won at the recent quoit- ing match were presented by Mr W. W. Humbley, the winners being:—First class, 1 (sportsman's knife), Bob Williams (junr.); 2 (cruet stand), Richard Edwards; 3 (writing case), W. A. Evans. Second class: 1 (lamp with shade), R. Roberts; 2 (gold-centred medal), Mr Williams; 3 (two photo frames), Peter Williams. Junior quoit club: 1 (tool-pad, with 12 instru- ments). Edwin Davies; 2 (pocket knife), Sam. Williams.
OLD COLWYN. SUNDAY SERVICES. The preachers for next Sunday are as fol- lows :— English Services, St. John's Church, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday, 7 p.m. Baptist, 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., the Rev. E. T. Davies. Congregational, the Rev. G. B. File. l'enmaen Welsh Wesleyan, services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. English Wesleyan, morning, service as usual; evening, do. Welsh Congregational Chapel, the Rev. W. E. Jones (Penllyn). Hebron (Welsh C.M.), the Rev. Lewis Wil- liaTI13, pastor. WELSH WESLEYAN PREACHING MEET- INGS.—The annual preaching meetings in con- nection with the Welsh Wesleyan Church com- menced on Sunday, when the Rev. T. G. Hughes, B.A., of Didsbury College, occupied the pulpit. In the afternoon a temperance lecture was deli- vered by Mr Hughes. Monday evening's ser- mon was preached by the Rev. J. Wesley Hughes, of Colwyn Bay, the circuit minicter, while on Tuesday and Wednesday, the services were conducted by the Rev. Thos. C. Jones, of Llanrwst, and tho Rev. Tecwyn Evans, B.A., of Povtdinorwic. Large congregations attended the services. HEBRON C.M. LITERARY SOCIETY.-On Monday evening, the Rev. Lewis Williams pre- sided over a very good attendance of the above Society. Three papers were read in Welsh on "Budclioldeb darllen," by Mr D. H. Davies; "Dyledswydd ieuonctyd yn ngwyneb agwedd presenol Cymdeithas," by Mr J. Evans; and "Pwvsigrwydd dewisiad cyfeillion," by Mr Ar- thur Jones, Arvan House. The three papers were listened to with great interest, and several members afterwards spoke on the different sub- jects, including Mr Edward Roberts, Mr David Jone;, Mr Wynne, and Mr J. Lewis Jones. The ) Society ha. been. a great success this year, all the meetings being very satisfactorily attend- ed. CONCERT.Ori Monday evening, a very en- joyable concert, promoted by Miss Florence Rhodes, was given in the English Wesleyan Church, for the augmentation of the fund for the proposed new church buildings. There was a very large and appreciative audience, and the chair was occupied by Mr George Kettlewell. The programme presented was of a first-rate order, several well-known artistes performing. The following were the musical items rendered: —Chorus, "The Crusaders," the Colwyn Male Voice Choir (encored); song, a lullaby, "The Little Dustman," Miss Ramsey, L.R.A.M.; violin solo, "Canzonetta," Mine Hod- IS (diplomge Leipzig), (encored); song, "Toll her I love her so," Mr A. J. Fleet (encored); recitation, "The Swineheird," Miss Taylor, L.R.A.M. (encored); song in Welsh, Mr Edward Davies; pianoforte solo, Paderewski's "Menuet in G. Miss Rhodes (encored); song, Tosti's "Good- bye," Miss Ramsey (encored); song, "Take a pair of sparkling eyes," Mr A. J. Fleet (encored); violin solo, Cradle Song, "Moto Perpetus," Miss Hodson (encored); duet in Welsh, Mr Edward and Mr Llewelyn Davies; song, "The Cuckoo Song," Miss Rhodes (encored); recitation, "Uncle Podger," Mis3 Taylor (cnoored); chorus, the Colwyn Male Voice Choir.
CORWEN. WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.— Miss Pritchard, of Birmingham, and Mirs Mor- gan, Barmouth, addressed a large number of ladies at the Independent Chapel, on Friday even'nar, on the temperance question. GOOD TEMPLARS LODGE.—"Which has the more Influence on Character—Books or t'i n- panion?" was the subject of a debate at the Lodge, on Thursday evening. Mr Wm. Jones, Liverpool House, opened by reading a paper in support of books, and Mr W. Caradog Recs read a paper in support of companions. The majority of the members voted in favour of compan- ion. CHURCH SOCIAL.—The total amounts of the takings at the social tea, entertainment, and dance, held yesterday week, exceeded JE51. DETENTION OF TRAMPS ON SUNDAY. -Mr W. Pencerdd Williams presided over the fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians, on Friday. A letter was read from the Dol- gelley Union, calling attention to the fact that vagrants are let out of tramp wards on Sun- days. The Master stated that other Unions did not do that, and if Corwen alone did it the ward would become overcrowded. It was agreed to detain tramps over Sundays, on condition that other Unions did the same.
DYSERTH. A LUOKY WINNER.—Mr Hands, eon of the lioenoee of the Red Lion Hotel, was last week the, fortunate winner of a prize of B20 given in a newspaper competition. MISSIONARY WORK.—Ouring this week special meetings are being held in the Wesleyan Chapel in connection with missionary work, and next week there will be preaching meetings.
DENBIGH. PRESENTATION. The members of the Welsh Church Choir have presented Mrs Robt. Roberts, Townsend (nee Miss Hettie Parry), with a silver dinner cruet, on the occasion of her marriage. CLERICAL APPOINTMENT.—The Rev. W. C. Dew, a native of Denbigh, and son of Mrs Dew, Love-lane, at present acting rector of St. Michael and All Angels' Church, South Africa, has been appointed rector of Colesburg, Cape Colony. GOLF.—At last, the newly-formed Golf Club has succeeded in finding a suitable ground for the links on the Ystrad fields, between Ystrad road and the railway bridge. A general meet- ing of the members is to be held during the week to complete arrangements. THE "DAUGHTER OF JAIRUS." — "r Sunday evening, at St. David's Church, the choir, augmented for the occasion, gave a< very successful rendering of this well-known cantata by Sir John Stainer. Mrs J. Parry Jones, Vale- street, and the Rev. J. H. Hope, vibar of Llan- degla, were the soloists. The service was ex- ceedingly well attended. SCHOLASTIC.—Miss Birtles, for nine years headmistress of the Pwll-y-Grawys Infants' School, is about to leave Denbigh. Miss Birtles has been appointed to a more lucrative post tt Marston, near Northwich, as headmistress of the Church of England School. THE ASYLUM.—The usual weekly dance at the Asylum, on Wednesday evening, was supple- mented by an entertainment, consisting of living pictures on the bioscope, by Dr. W. W. Herbert. The Asylum String Band was in attendance, and discoursed capital music, Mr R. Wainwright con- ducting. Mr Francis Jones contributed a solo.
MOLD. TR ],, E-PI,A N TING. -Last week, trees were planted in Earl-road, leading from High-street, tho work being superintended by the Town Sur- veyor (Mr Rowdon), on behalf of the Urban Dis- trict Council. TESTIMONIAL TO MAJOR WEBBER.— It is now officially announced that the presen- tation to Major Webber (the chief-constable) will take place at the Council Chamber, County Buildings, next Wednesday morning. CHURCH SOCIAL.—A "social" was held at .the National Schools on Friday evening, in aid of the Church Expenses Fund, and was well patronised. Dancing continued from 7 p.m. to 12 o'clock. Missea A use!! and Griffiths acted as accompanists. Miss Gwen Roberts, Gwysaney, was responsible for the arrangements, which were carried out in a highly satisfactory manner.
PRESTATYN. CHURCH NEWS.—On SuikIov the Rev. H. Evans, of St. Asaph conducted the services at the Parish Church. It is expected that the new Vioar will take up his duties at the end of the year. MISSIONARY MEETING. At Rehoboth Chapel, on Sunday, Miss Hushes (daughter of the Rev- Benjamin Hughes, of St. Asaph) de- livered an address on missionary work in the Kh a, Hills. PERSONAL.—-Mr Gilbert, Smith is a contri- butor to the Christmas number of the "Strand 2\1;),g :tzinc. TEA AND CONCERT. There was a large attendance at the annual tea and concert at Rehoboth on Thursday. Mr J. Roberts Jones, of Rhyl, p,resided a.t the evening concert, when the programme was sustained by Miss Gaynor Roberts, Mr G. W. Jones, Mr J. Roberts, Mr Owen Jones, and Master T. H. Jones, of Rhyl. LITERARY SOCIETY.—The meeting of the Trinity Literary Society on Friday was pre- sided over by Mr J. T. Partington. GILCHRIST LECTURES.—Last evening, at the Town Hall, Dr. Andrew Wilson delivered his lecture "Nature's Armoury to a very large audience. THE GAS UNDERTAKING—It is under- stood that the Council arc pushing forward their arrangements in support of their Parliamentary Bill for taking over the gas undertaking, their procedure being in committee. THE LIGHT RAILWAY. The necessary plans for the proposed new lig'ht railway be- tween Prestatyn and Rhyl have been deposited, and will at an early date receive the considera- tion of the members of the Council, who have already expressed their approval of the scheme.
RUTHIN. FIRE BRIGADE BALL. A most successful ball in aid of the funds of the Fire Brigade was held at the Assembly Rooms, Town Ilall, on Friday night. The president was the Hon. W. Ormsby Gore (the Unionist candidate for the Denbigh Boroughs), who was unavoidably absent, much to the regret of all present. The lady patroness was Miss Myfanwy M. Jenkins, of Colomendv. The hall had been very prettily decorated for the occasion with plants lent for the occasion by the lord- lieutenant of the county, Colonel Cornwallis West, and Mrs E. Tegid Owen, of the Castle Hotel. There was a large company present, and dancing was kept up until the early hours of the following morning. The chief officer of the Ruthiu Fire Brigade (Captain E. Tegid Owen), with Lieut. H. E. Joyce, Brigade-Surgeon G. F. Byford, Mr Jos. Jenkins, and Secretary J. E. Morris, acted as M.C.'s, and Mrs Haselden's band were in attendance. The supper and wines were supplied by Mr and Mrs E. Tegid Owen, of tho Castle Hotel, who carried out their duties admir- ably. The decorations were arranged by the members of the brigade, under the supervision of Chief Officer E. Tegid Owen, Lieut. Joyce, and Secretary J. E. Morris. The proceeds will be devoted towards the cost of the new steamer. PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Monday, before Colonel Saxon Gregson Ellis and other magis- trates. Robert Jones, labourer, Mwrog-street, Ruthin, was summoned for being in unlawful possession of a gaff on the 18th ult., and of asaaulting Thos. Sullivan, a water bailiff.—Mr W. O. Jones, on behalf of the defendant, pleaded guilty to the first charge.—Sullivan said that early in the morning of the 18th he and another river watch- er named Ryan were on duty on the Clwyd near Plasyward, when they discovered three men at- tempting to gaff salmon. Two of the men bolted, but defendant came in the direction of witness, and struck him on the arm and head with. the g-aff. -J ames Ryan corroborated.—Defendant was fined 10s and costs on each charge. Inspector Fryer, of the R.S.P.C.A., summoned Owen Owens, of Coedooeth, for cruelly ill- treating a horse on the 11th inst.—Defendant pleaded guilty.—The Inspector stated that he found the defendant driving a pair of horses to Ruthin on the day in question. Seeing one of them in difficulties, he examined it, and found severe sores on both shoulders.—The defendant, who said he had driven a stage coach for 48 years without being in trouble, was fined 20s and costa. A charge of a similar character was heard against Aloysiug Maddocks, the driver of thel mail cart between Mold and Llandegla.—The de- fendant pleaded guilty.—The Inspector said the mare in this case was in a fearfully emaciated condition, and this evidence was supported by P.C. Jones, of Llanfair. The mare was really nothing but a mass of bones.—Defendant was fined 10s and costs. J. A. Glynne Hughes, Ruthin, was fined 5s and costs with being drunk in the Glandwr Inn, Ruthin, on the 11th inst. Hannah Williams, wife of Evan Thomas Wil- liams, of Mwrog-street, was summoned by Sergt. Edward Jones for being drunk and disorderly on the 21st ult.-The sergeant said that continually on Saturday nights rows took place at defend- ant's house. The husband was a quiet, sober man, whom the police had never found drunk. —For the defence, Mr Walter O. Jones said that the defendant had only two glasses of beer on the day in question.—The Bench imposed a fine of 2s &d and costs. The licence of the Cross Keys Inn, Llanfwrog, was, on the application of Mr W. O. Jones, tem- porarily transferred to Mrs Taylor, widow and executrix of the late Mr Isaac Taylor. J. R. Robinson, living at Chester-street, Flint, was summoned by P.C. Evans, of Llanarmon, with being in unlawful possession of a nett on the night of the 13th inst.—The defendant, for whom Mr Walter O. Jones appeared, pleaded not guilty.—Having heard the cross-examination of the constable, the Bench stopped the case, but justified the police for taking proceedings. A similar cnarge against a man named Gaunther, who accompanied Robinson, was withdrawn.
RHYL! THE PIER.— There have been various ru- mours in the town during the past week as to the future of the pier, and we are pleased to say that there is no foundation for the suggestion that the negotiations have fallen through. Mat- ters are progressin.g in a very satisfactory man- ner, and point to a start being made early in the New Year. SUNDAY CONCERTS.—It is reported that a movement is on foot to arrange for the hold- ing of sacred concerts in the new Pavilion. THE UNEMPLOYED.—At the last meeting of the Council Mr LIew. B. Evans brought for- waird a motion to secure a grant from the Go- vernment funds for the unemployed. Mr Tilby suggested that the matter should go to the County Council. This was accordingly done, and during* the past few days those out of work have been requested to enter their names at the Coun- cil Offices, with the result that upwards of 100 have already given in their names. BIRMINGHAM SHOW.— On Tuesday the excursion from Rhyl to the Birmingham Show was well patronised, but visitors to the Midlands were disappointed with the weather. While Rhyl had 6.7 hours of sunshine the Midlands were enveloped in fog. SCHOOL HOCKEY.—On Saturday the Rhyl County School Girls' Team visited Ruthin, and were defeated by six goals to 1. BURGLARIES.—It is states that during the past few weeks more than one business place has been entered, and in one oa-se a sum of money was taken. Eaoh winter Rhyl trades- people are victimised in this way, and it be- hoves shopkeepers to take great care that tl tir premises are well secured over night. POOR RELIEF COMMITTEE. With the spoil of hard weather, and so much unemploy- ment, the calls on the Poor Relief Committee are beginning', and arrangements are being made to op3n the soup kitchen- The poor will be well looked after at Christmas, as Mr and Mrs Stoiey will take this matter in hand, while the Guard- ians are to be asked to grant the usual extra adlowanie at the festive season to those in re- ceipt of relief. BUSINESS CHANGES.—It is stated that Mr T. Lewis is relinquishing the White Liolll Hotel, which establishment is to be taken over next week by Mr Worrell, of the Cambrian Hotel, Pensarn. THE PAVILION MANAGEMENT. It is understood that the Council intend to advertise for a manager for the pavilion and gardens. BRAVERY RECOGNISED. The Royal Humane Society having granted their parch- ment to Mr E. T. Jones, of Bedford-street, for saving the life of a visitor from drowning in August last. The certificate was publicly presen- ted to Mr Jones at the concert, which was held on Thursday evening at the Town Hall. The Ch airman (Mr Eames) thanked the recipient in the name of the Society for his services. Mr Jones met with a hearty reception from the audience. OBITUARY.—On Saturday, at the Old Ceme- tery, the funeral of Mrs Roberts, of Liverpool, took place. The doceassd was the widow of the late Mr Robert Robot is, who resided in Rhyl for ma-ily ytxqm, rand she was the mother of the R<ev. Dr. Roberts, Trcfnarit. j-, large number of friends connected with the Calvini'tio Metho- dist body, joined in tho funeral cortege from the railway station. The service was conducted by the Revs. Ellis J. Jones and Rev. R. Rich- ards. NAVAL DEBATE.—The debate in the Con- servative Club on tho question of upholding a two-power standard in the Navy is fixed for Monday next, Mr Tilby taking the affirmative, and Mr F. J. Gamlin the negative side of the question. CONCERTS —The annual concert in connec- tion with the Warren Road C.M. Chapel attrac- ted a very largte audience on Thursday evening at the Town Hall. Mr Eair.es presided, and the artistes who contributed to the programme wm -Miss F. Rowlands, Madame Josephine Williams, Mr Evan Lewis, the Warren Road Mixed Choir, and the Warren Road Male Voice Choir. Miss Hughes and Miss M. Hughes were. the --oconipanists.-At the Church House on Thursday Mr Bryan Warhurst had charge of tho arrangements. The programme was sus- tained by Mrs A. Oldfield, Miss Lloyd, Mr Pifyce Hughes, Mr Insull, Mr Frank Nicholson, Miss Ronwy Rowlands, Miss, D. Leaver, Mr H. G Stock, Mdlle Dupuis, Miss W. Crockford, Miss G. Oldfield, and Mr Warhurst. THE CHORAL SOCIETY. The arrange- ments for the performance of "The Messiah" in the new pavilion by the Rhyl Choral Society give promise of a great musical treat. CHRIST CHURCH LITERARY SOCIETY. —On Monday evening, at a meeting of this So- ciety, a paper was read by Mr Harris on "Our Mercies," and a discussion followed. MEDICAL INSPECTION OF CHILDREN.- fThis week the Rhyl Schools are being inspected by the doctor appointed by the County Council under the new Act, but there are many children away from school through indisposition. ACCIDENT.—Mr Roberts, butcher, who was injured in a trap acident on the Rhuddlan-road yesterday week, is mak-ing good progress to- wards recovery. lie sustained a slight concus- sion of the brain. QUEEN'S BIRTHDA Y.-o:n Tuesday, in hon- our of the Queen's birthday the Coastguard Sta- tion on tho pier was decorated with flags and bunting.
RHUDDLAN. CHANGES AT THE FOUNDRY. — We understand that changes have taken place at the Phoenix Foundry, and that in future this old- established business is to be carried on under the style of "Messrs Corbett, Williams and Son, Ltd." Mr Francis Corbett, who i8 the chair- man and managing director of the firm, comes of an old family well-known in agricultural engineer- ing circles. THE NEW C.M. SCIIOOLROOM.-The new schoolroom of the C.M., which will hold about 400, is to be opened to-day, and great prepara- tions have been made for the event. THE PARISH CHURCH. The "Parish Magazine" announces that the Church Council have taken in hand the consideration of the im- provement of the kneeling accommodation of the Parish Church. FOOTBALL-On Saturday the Rhuddlan Club journeyed to Rhyl, and maintained their un- broken record, beating the Grange Club by five to two. MINIATURE RIFLE SHOOTING.—After a rr-st of a couple of weeks the members of the Miniature Rifle Club arranged a match, which was shot off on Monday evening. Sergeant- Major Oldfield and Mr C. Taylor selected the teams. There was a large attendance, and some very good shooting was seen, Mr Edgar Roberts, who although a young recruit, making a score of 184. He was the top scorer for his side, while Mr Sam Nicholas topped his side with 178. The shooting on the whole showed great improvement, and it is evident that there is in the club several who promise to make fine shots. The scores were as follows:—Sergeant-Major Oldfield's team: Mr F. A. Goldsmith, 177; Mr W. Conwy Bell, 172; Miss H. Oldfield, 151; Mr Thomas Ambler, 132; Mr Albert Barnett, 165; Mr Frank Parrv, 163; Mr S. Nichols, 178; Sergeant-Major Oldfield, 170; total, 1308. Mr C. Taylor's team: Mr C. Taylor, 173; Mr R. T. Williams, 175; Mr Edgar Roberts, 184; Mr Tho- mas Williams, 176: Mr Ernest Roberts, 162; Mr H. Barnett, 150; Mr Charles Williams, 164; Mr Thomas Morris, 176; total, 1360. Mr Taylor's team winning by 52.
ST. ASAPH. FOOTBALL.— On Saturday, the St. Asaph Oocnty School' played Colwyn Bay Higher Grade School, the game resulting in a draw of two goals each. CATHEDRAL SERVICES. December 4th, Friday— 7.0: Shortened Evensong. Hymns, 52, 198. Preacher, the Rev. E. James Evans, M.A., Vicar of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos. December 5th, satwctay- 5.15: Service, Smart in F. Anthem 1229 (1), "Blessed are they that mourn" (Requiem) Brahms. Daily-Matins, 8.15; Evensong, 5.15. Holy Days and Saints' Days—Celebration of Holy Communion, 815 a.m. DECANI SUNDAY. December 6th, 2nd Sunday in Advent- 8.15: Holy Communion. 11.0: Matins. Service, Walmisley in F. Anthem 101, "Lord, 1ft me know mine end" (Goss). Hymns, 217 204. Preacher, the Very Rev. the Dean. 12.15: Holv Communion. 3.30: Hymn 264. Servioe, Garrett in B flat. Litany. Anthem 1229 pt. 2, "Behold all flesh is as the grass" (Requiem), Brahms. 6.15: Hymns, 362, 531, 168, 530. Preacher, Vicar Herbert Evans. Collection: St. Asapb National Schools. REVALUATION WANTED. It is intend- ed to raise the question of the revaluation of the Union at the next meeting of the County Council. The question is to be brought up by the Connah's Quay Council, who are asking for the re-valuation of the St. Asaph and Holywell Unions on the same lines as the Hawarden Union was recently re-valued- PARTY POLITICS.— On Tuesday evening, at the Church Men's Society, the Rev. W. J. Davies presided over the weekly debate, which was introduced by Mr Robinson, of the County School, the subject being "That the power of Party Politics in Government is increasing, and is to be deprecated." The speaker read a very intetresting paper on the subject, and traced the history and devolution of the party system in government, and pointed out that the Govern- ment by parties for their own interests, rather than for the good of tihe people, was a thing to be depiored, as too often party considerations were made predominant, and so the nations's interests suffered. He also dwelt upon the evil consequences of prurty politics being introduced into local government.—A discussion followed in which the following took part :-Messrs Jon- athan Jones, Mainer, Cosmo Davies, Mumford, and the Revs. D. C. Owen and W. J. Davies. No division was taken on the paper. A TREAT IN STORE.—The citizens are look- ing forward with muoh interest to the visit of the Rev. J. Wakefield, who is announced to speak at St. Asaph on Monday. WHIST LEAGUE.—For the first time since the Constitutional Clubs' Billiard League was formed three years ago, St. Asaph Club sustain- ed a defeat on Thursday last at the hands of the Rhyl Club, who won by 76 points to 71. The scores were:—Rhyl: C. E. Totty, J. P. Jones, 15; Capt. Forbes, J. O. Vaughan, 21; H. Thomas, W. Fowler, 21; C. F. Barrett, A. E. Jones, 19; total, 76. St. Asaph: S. Carsov, J. E. Jones, 21; F. Meakin, G. Fowler, 13; T. Fryer, J. K. Jones, 16; B. Roberts, W. Jones, 21; total, 71. To-night, St. Asaph meets Aber. gele-
COMPETITIVE MEETING AT LLANDDULAS. A SUCCESSFUL VENTURE. A well-organised and well-supported competi- tive meeting was held at Caersalem Congrega- tional Church, Llanadulas, on Monday evening, the chapel and schoolroom being crowded out. Marked enthusiasm prevailed throughout the evening, and so satisfied were the promoters with the result of the meeting that they have decided to hold similar entertainments every fortnight at the various locaJ churches. The chair was occupied by Mr J. F. Row- Land3, of Wern Cottage, Llanddulas, who deli- vered a short address, urging the young people to take advantage of such meetings so as to im- prove theiir knowledge of music, literature, and poetry, which would enlighten their minds.. strengthen their character, and induce them to cultivate their talents. Such meetings would do a great deal to uplift the moral tone of tho neighbourhood. He congratulated those who had t.aken so much interest in the organisation of the proceedings. The Chairman then introduced to the audi- ence the Rev. J. A. Enoch, the conductor of the evening, amidst great applause. This was the first time for Mr Enoch to figure as con- ductor. and he performed his duties verv satis- factorily. The number of entries for each competition was encouraging, especially in the essays and poetry. The following were the adjudicators of the venous subjects:—Musical, Mr Jonfcs, headmaster, Llanfair T.H.; recitations, Mr H. B. Jones, headmaster, National School, Llan- ddulas; poetry, "Penllyn;" "sharing of £1, Mrs Darley Davies; essays, Mr T. M. Jones, and all performed their work to the entire satis- faction of competitors and all present. Appended is a list of the successful oompeti- tors:—Essay on "Llanddulas:" 1, Edward Ed- wards Llv.sfaen. Essay on "Religious influence-" I, Samuel Williams, Llanddulas. Division of hi per week: 1, Mrs Valentine, do. Song, "Can y Chwarelwr 1, Owen Jones, Llysfae-n. Reci- tation, "Thunder:" 1, David Jones, do. Reci* tat-ion (under 14 years): 1, Elsie Frances Row- lands, Llanddulas, and H. Rhys Jones, do. 2. W. H. Evans, do. Eunice Roberts, do.; and Vychan Jones. Bettws. Children's choir, Blodau'r Iesu:" 1, Caersalem Choir. Mr D. Williams, conductor. Quartette: 1. Penmaen Party. Chief choral, hymn-tune "Abertcifi:" 1, Caersalem, Mr D. Jones, Maenyfron, cona ductor. In every item, all competitors did exceedingly well, and a very enjoyable evening was brought to a close with the usual votes of thanks.
T DISTRESS IN FLINTSH-IRE. At the meeting of the Flintehire County Coun- oil, to be held on Wednesday next, Mr H. A'. Tilby, of Rhyl, will move the following resolu- tion, of which he has given notice:—"That in. view of the prevailing distress in various parts. of the county, a small committee be appointed to take such steps as may be necessary for th& formation of a Distress Committee, and having regard to the urgency of the matter, that such committee have power to act."
CORRESPONDENCE. COLWYN BAY Y.M.C.A. BUILDING CAMPAIGN. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer"). Sir,—The £ 3000 which has been mentioned a& Colwyn Bay's share of the Y.M.C.A. Hostel scheme is not an arbitrary figure, nor in any sense an assessment. It is rather, the amount which he have set before ourselves as a. reason- able one to expect-in other words, not what Colwyn Bay must give, but what we think ib ought to give. I send this letter because there seems to bo seme misunderstanding on the point, and trust- you will be so good as to public it.—I am, etc., STANLEY GOLDEN, Y.M.C.A., Building Campaign Headquarters, Colwyn Bay, December 2nd, 1908.
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