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THE RHYL PUBLICANS AND THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT. A DECISION TO KEEP OPEN HOUSES ON SUNDAYS. A meeting of the Rhyl and district licensed victual- lers was held at the Belvoir hotel, yesterday afternoon to consider what course they should persue with respect to Sunday closing after to-morrow. There were present-Mr H. B. Lawrence (in the chair), Mr H. A. Steer (secretary), Messrs H. Powell Jones, Morish, Lome hotel; Kilshaw, Wynnstay hotel Ellis, Birminaham arms Mrs Roberts, White horse; Messrs Jones, St. Asaph Jones, New inn, Dyserth Jones, Castle, Rhuddlan Anderson, Plough inn, St! Asaph Griffith, Swan inn, St. Asaph; Jos. Lloyd, St. Asaph; Owens, Royal oak; Edwards, North Wales hotel; Jones, Queens arms Parry, White Lion Jones, Aquarium street; and Clarke, Windsor vaults. Several letters of apology for non-attendance were received by the chairman. The Chairman said that this meeting was called to consider what they should do in the future. At the Last meeting it was simply decided to keep their houses open on Sundays up to the 10th inst. Several Stipendiaries and other magistrates were of opinion bhat the Sunday Closing did not come into force until next year. He was strongly in favour of keeping apen on Sundays until the ambiguous clause was settled. (Applause). Mr Anderson had heard fiat the police had received lnstruction to see all the houses closed to-morrow. Mr Joseph Lloyd said that that was an important question. Would they resolve to open on Sunday in the iace of receiving a notice to close ? The Chairman was of opinion that they were in lonour bound to keep their houses open to-morrow )n the strength of the resolution passed at their last ^etiDg-. The question was what they were to do ifter u jaear). After a-. .JSR "St. A.saph, proposed iiiJiT. Licensed\- f this district continue to open their houses >, J. 'j is heretofore nntij^somo "xAhitstUg or clause b ot the Sunday Closing Act (Wales)." And said that in proposing that such be adopted he did not do so, because he wished to oppose the law, but simply in the Interest of the trade He was present at the Guild Hall, Swansea, when Mr Fowler gave his decision in favour of keeping public houses open on Sundays, and his decision was hailed with cheers by the large number of workmen that assembled. (Cheers). Mr Ellis seconded the motion which was carried nem. dis. The Chairman said they had taken an important step that afternoon, and he was glad that it had been taken. He did not know what the future would bring forth, but he felt confident that they would not be interfered with. They had a very fair bench of magis trates, a good chief constable, and a courteous lot of police officers. If an action was taken one case would only be tried, and he would suggest that a fund should be raised, and money or promises received at that meeting to defend any case that might be taken up as a test. If the magistrates of Rhyl decided against them, it would not do to let the matter rest there they would raise it to a higher court (hear, hear). He would suggest that a committee be ap- pointed that day to receive subscriptions. Mr Joseph Lloyd did not think it wise to take money or promises that afternoon. Licensed Victuallers, as a rule, were honourable men, and if it was left in the hands of the committee appointed at their last meet- ing to watch the interest of the trade, and should a case be taken up,he felt assured that all of them would subscribe (hear, hear). It was eventually decided to let the matter stand over. After further conversation, Mr Joseph Lloyd pro- posed, and Mr Ellis seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman. Mr Lawrence briefly responded, and the meeting terminated.

ALLEGED ROBBERY AT RHYL.

RHUDDLAN.

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REMARKABLE LOW DEATH-RATE…

THE GROSVENOR FAMILY.

RHYL.

THE RESULT OF SUNDAY CLOSING…

- REMARKABLE ACCIDENTS.

LOCAL AND GENERAL ITEMS.

Family Notices

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TERRIBLE DEATH OF A PLATELAYER…

DEATH AND FUNERAL OF COXSWAIN…

ST. ASAPH.

GENERAL MEETING OF THE RHYL…

• ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.