JONES & SON, JJLAMILY QROCERS, RJTEA JQEALERS, JJAKERS & p ROVISION D EALERS, Beg to inform the public that they are now selling splendid HOUSEHOLD BREAD AT I D. pER L B, Which (at this Establishment) is always weighed in the presence of the purchaser. JONES & SON also offer their excellent FLOUR at the following exceptionally low prices 81bs. for Is., 91bs. for Is., lOlbs. for Is., 121bs. for Is. Try our I Olb. FLOUR it makes a splendid Loaf and is unsurpassed for household consumption. JONES & SON'S is the best house in Wales for TEAS at the following prices-11., 1/4, 1/8, 2/ 2/6, and 3/- per lb. The finest LOAF SUGAR, 2id. per lb. Exoellent MOIST SUGAR, Id. & lid. per lb. Try JONES & SON'S splendid Spiced Belfast ROLLED BACON also, their Home.cured and American BACON from 5d. to 8d. per lb. JONES & SON are also noted for their HAMS and Family Provisions of all descriptions. Note the Address- JQNE;S & SON, JQNE;S & SON, CBMCEHT ROAD AND ABBEY STBEET, RHTL, AND LIVEBPOOL HOUSE, ST. ASAPH THE S.P.Q.R. STORES ARE NOW OPEN. jp IBBT QL4SS G 0 0 D 8 (4 Soldafc Wholesale Prices. J XTT -nOOSE, • f a Xl PaOPBIBTOB, :.7, QUEEN STREET, RHYL. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL JD BBlGaolf ROAD, Bun. REV. J. ELIAS HXJGHE3, M.A., London. fill PBEACH TO-WORROW. services, Morning at 10-30. Evening c.30 Collections after each service. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL, [BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. TO-MORROW REV. E, LLOYD JONES WILL PERACH. I rService. Sunday, 10.30 a.m. 'and 6-30 p.m Wednesday, 7-30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7-30 p.m. Org-anist-G. E. Fielding, Esq., Fernleigh. c HRIST c HURCH, R HYL. (PASTOB BEV. D. BURFORD HOOKE). During the Erection of the above Church, in Water Street, there will be SERVICES AT THE TOWN HALL. TO-BORROW, (SUNDAY) REV. F. BOLTON, B.A,, (Lancastor), Will Preach Morning and Evening, Services- Morning at 11 Evening at 6.30 Collection at each Service. Week-even Service on FRIDAY, at 7 o'clock in Queen-street (Welsh) Congregational Chapel Rowatt's Ee rUnot^ R OW A TT'S 1 LAMPS XT 2LTr ent and have no other. LAMPS Their Patent SPLIT-WICK ANUCAPNIC and LORNE Lamps are the most Economic Light Pro- ducers from Paraffin or Petroleum Oil. They re- quire no Chimney, and keep the Flame full up till the last diop of Oil is consumed. NONE GENU- INE but those STAMPED ROWATT'S PATENT. Retail from Ironmongers and Lamp-Dealers. Wholesale only ROWATT A SONS, Edinburgh, London, and Dublin GREAT CLOTHING CLEARANCE SALE AT THE GOLDEN GLOVE, BHYL. J. p ARR Y JONES Has determined to clear out the entire Stock of Winter Clothing, having purchased and secured a Royalty in a Patent Trousers, being a novel and ingenious invention, offering many advantages to the wearer. I beg to announce my GREAT CLEARANCE SALE COMMENCING THIS DAY, A i. continued to the 10th of January, 1885, And to call special attenton to the Wnderful REDUCTIONS which will be offered, and accom- panied dt an ALMANAC and an extra 10 per cent. en all purchases. To secure rr'1.1 and thorough good Bargains I would solicit ird advice an early call at the GOLDEN GLOVE." ot the -(-egs- J PAHRY JONES, C' :jT AG F for HOLM'S Patent TROUSERS 7-2, WELLINGTON ROAD, RHYL. )ELIGIFn FLAVOUB, CBACBOFT'S ARECA NNT P á,;TE T y using this delicious Aromatic frite, t,.c,of the teeth becomes white, t: and .1. ike ivory. It is exceedingly n'' l'lyusefulforremovingincrns- ,i of titri, cn -eglectd teeth. Sold by all Pot*. 2s. 6d each. (Get Cracroft's) I ;>, i .,p \J r:: l)TRE£r. LONDON. ocks 0* scares BOUGHT OB SOLtfV AT T PRICES. • icr* ACCOUNTS OPENED FROM d CENT. COVEB. W ?TIONf ^HAXTED AT MARKET PRICES. jXF ^IVEN'G REFERENCES ARE NOT Vi?? 10 PAY ANY COVES Ki jASCE. -JSOSPECTUS AND INVESTMENT rrrp. -JSOSPECTUS AND INVESTMENT CDZ- CULAR FORW ARDEn BY TE P OPRIETORS. l. BROKERS; Á. k4 AND SHARE BROKERS, j CATTLE FENCING.—For SALE, 100 Iron Cattle Hurdles, 6ft. long, with 5 bars and screws for fixing; quite new. Price, 3s. 8d. each, carriage paid Sketch sent.—STANBY & Co., 6, Livery street, Birmingham. [13all TO LET at South End Villas, Kimnel and Elwy Street, TWO HOUSES at £ 19 10s rent each. Apply to Mr JAMES DAVIES, Estate Agent, Rhyl. OUSES TO LET IN PRESTATYN.—Con- veniently situated, within easy distance of lailway station and beach.—For particulars apply to Mr E. HUNT, Laburnum House, Prestatyn. [ollml ARMY SERVICE. OUNG MEN wishing to JOIN HER MA- YOUNG MEN wishing to JOIN HER MA- IL JESTY'S ARMY will, on application at any Post Office in the United Kingdom, be supplied, without charge, with a Pamphlet containing de- tailed information as to the Condition of Service and advantages of the Army, as to ray, Deferred Pay and Pensions. Great prospects of Promotion are offered to eli- gible Young Men. Applications can be made, eifher personally or by letter, to the Officer commanding the Regimen- tal District at Wrexham, or to the nearest Volun- teer Serjeant Instructor or other Recruiter. Recruits, if eligible, can be enlisted for any arm of the Regular Service theymay select. [5€—28 BRYNTIRION, RHYL, NORTH WALES TO BE SOLD OR LET FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. THE House stands in about 3 acres of grounds. There is a large tennis lawn and extensive fruit garden containing vineries, peach house, forcing pits, melon house, &c. The house contains 10 Bedrooms, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Morn- ing room, Lady's Boudoir, Billiard Room, and Smoke Room two large Bath Rooms; Butler's Pantry, Servants'^Hall, House-keeper's Room, Kit- chen, Scullery, Larder, Cellarage, &c. Stabhng for five horses, Harness Room, Coach House, Groom's Room, and Dwelling for Coachman. For terms, &c., apply to Messrs BAILEY AND NEEP, 77, Lord Street, Liverpool, or to A. KELSO, ESQ., Bryntirion, Rhyl. JESSES. QWEN & jjiON UNDERTAKE SALES BY 'AUCTION and by PRIVATE TREATY of Freehold, Leasehold, and Copyhold Properties, Residences, Farms, Building Land, j Ground and Improved Rents, Equities of Re- demption, Reversions, Life Interests, Policies of Assurance, &c. Also, SALES BY AUCTION of Household Furni- ture and Effects, Horses, CarriagdB, Live and Dead Farming Stock, Ships, Machinery, Timber Fixtures, Fittings, and Building Materials. And VALUATIONS of any of the above enumera- ted descriptions of Properties and Effects for the purpose of Probate, Mortgage, Compensation, Enfranchisement, Division or Exchange. The LETTING of Furnished or Unfurnished Resi. dences, Farms, Shooting and Hunting Quarters and Building Land. INVENTORIES of Furniture, Fixtures and Effects made and Checked. RENTS Collected and Elates Managed. MORTGAGES procured on Freehold, Leasehold and Copyhold Properties. SURVEYS made and PLANS prepared. Terms may be had on application to the AUCTION AND ESTATE AGENCYY OFFICES, BRIDGE STREET, CARNARVON KLNJLGER-IEL WK. HUGH OWEN. 21, HIGH STREET (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), RHYL. WILLI ATM"" JONES Having taken the above premises (lately carried on by Mrs TIIOMAS HUGHES^ in. the Drapery business) begs to intimate to the inhabitant* and visitors of Rhyl and neighbourhood that the establishlatat wil henceforth be conducted in the Q.ROCERY JJUSTNBSS Groceries and Provisions of the finest qualitie wil be sold the lowest possible prices. Note the Address:— 21, HIGH STREET (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), 2-279 RHYL. NERVO-US DEBILITY. DEAFNESS, NOISES IN THE EARS, AFFECTIONS OF THE EYES, and other bodily ailments. Sufferers should send for BEV. E. J. SILVER- TON'S WORK on these complaints (27.5th Thou- sand), containing valuable information. Post free or Six Penny Stamps. None should despair. N ote the address, REv. E. J. SILVERTON, 16 to 19, IMPERIAL BUILDINGS, LUDGATE CIBCUS, LONDON, E.C. A TESTIMONIAL TO MR. JOHN pBOFFIT, .A.r-W- The great Temperance man, and supporter of the Rhyl Band of Hope. Subscriptions, towards this fund will be thank- fully received by the treasurer, Mr J. T. JONES, Aled House, Wellington Road, Rhyl or by the secretary Mr DANIEL EVANS, draper, 25, Welling- ton Road, Rhyl. £ S. D. Amount already promised. 20 2 0 Mr W. E. Williams, 18, West parade 0 5 0 J. T 0 5 0 Mr Allen, Queen street 0 2 6 S20 14 G RHYL POOR RELIEF FUND. THE TREASURERS thankfully acknow- ledges receipt of the following Subscriptions in aid of the above fund :— £ s. D. Amount already acknowledged 34 12 11 Mr. S. E. Perkins; 0 10 0 Mrs Churton, 5 0 0 1rfr. J. Ormisto1J, 1 0 0 Eng Wesleyan WatchnightCollection 1 2 0 4 £42 1 11 MR. E. SMALLEY, RON. TREASURES. 4, CRESCENT TERRACE, CRESCENT ROAD, RHYL. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS. THURSDAY, 12tlb FEB., 1885. Auctioneers—CLOUGH & CO., Denbigh. I THE RHYL ADVERTISER May be had from the Proprietors, A.MOS BROTHERS By Post. Delivertdin Town. S. D. One quarter 1 8 Half-yearly. 3 4 Yearly 6 8 s. D, One quarter 1 1 Half-yearly 2 4 Yearly 4 2
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspondents are requested to give their name and address when sending communications. Orders, Advertisements, &c., to be addressed to the Publishers; and allcheques,P.O.Orders,&c. to be made payable to the Proprietors, AMOSBEOTHEES Advertiser Office, Rhyl. To ensure insertion all correspondence should be received not later than noon on Thursdays. We cannot undertake to return rejected manuscript
OFFICIAL SALARIES. THE Guardians of the St. Asaph Union, in refusing the application by Dr. HEATOX, their medical officer, for an increase of salary, acted, we believe, in full accordance with the general wish of the public, and also in keep- ing with the anticipations which we ven- j tvied in a recoxit iseue. No one could be mean enough to desire that an efficient public servant should not be fully recompensed for the services which he renders. But there are always elements, other than mere efficien- cy, which cannot but enter into the reason- ings and calculations of business men when they find it their duty to discuss such a question as that which came before the St. Asaph Board of Guardians on Thursday, January 8th. There is in the first place a due regard for economy, and that regard should be an active and a potent factor on every occasion, as well in times of prosperity as in times of adversity. Guardians of the poor are also guardians of the public purse of the ratepayers. Their action in the disburse- ment of the rates should never be made under the influence of generous principles, for generosity is a virtue which should only be practised by individuals in their own private capacity and from their own personal means. The disbursement itself should be made on rigid principles of justice and necessity. No elasticity of the rules which act as guides in the spending of rates ought never be allowed, and eleemosynary acts are always, or should Or always, disallowed by the District Auditor. These remarks are equally applicable to both good times and bad times, to periods of pros- perity and to periods of depression. But when times are bad, as they are now, and when trade in its almost every ramification is depressed, and has been so for some time, it is imperatively incumbent upon those who spend the public money to be doubly watch- ful and more particularly careful of any pro- posed relaxation of the purse strings. It does not matter by what name these dis- Lbursers of the public money are called, for the principle is general, and in its application common to all. Now depression of trade lessons the power of the ratepayer to pay the rates vhich are levied upon him. In the case of many the rateable value is the same as the rental, in others the rateable value is greater than the rental, while in the case of a large number, and jnotably in the case of the aristocracy, the amount of rateable value is less than that of the rental. But in whatever of these three groups any individual ratepayer many find himself, he will also find that the single group of poor rates, highway rates, and sanitary rates amount in the aggregate to about one-sixth of his rent. The ordinary tradesman of to-day not only has to be satisfied with a lower margin of profit, but the margin of his trade is contrac ted also. In other words his trade is lessened, and the profit on any specific portion of it is also diminished. This cuts double, and plays fearful havoc with his balance of accounts, and yet he has to pay his rates as before. Surely then these are not the times to increase the salaries of officials, and the thanks of the ratepayers of the St. Asaph Union are due to Mr JOSEPH LLOYD who initated, to Mr JOHN ROBERTS, Geinas, who seconded, and to Mr ANGEL, of Denbigh, who supported the amendment, which vetoed the proposed in- crease in the salary of Dr. HEATON, the parish doctor of St. Asaph. The proposition for an increase was made by the CHAIRMAN, and the arguments, or, more correctly, the language he made use of was weak, illogical, and eleemosynary. It was a puerile conclusion to his speech, and utterly unworthy of one who has twice been a candidate for parlia- mentary honours, to say, Certainly they might get a young man to take the ppst at that salary, who would come there to com- plete his education on their poor." There are plenty of qualified Welshmen who do not need their education to be completed, and whose mother tongue is the old Cymric language, who, if they knew of the vacancy which had so unfortunately occurred at St. Asaph, would have been glad to have pre- sented themselves for the vacant post in September last. But they did not know of it, and Mr JOHN ROBERTS, Geinas, hit the right nail on the head when he said, He did not think they gave the country a fair chance when they advertised. They could get as good a man as Dr HEATON wag, and St. Asaph could support two' doctors, it al- ways had done since he remembered it." The advertisement for a medical officer should have taken a wider range, and should have been couched in terms which would have displayed the position in its several bearings. From the mistakes of the past wisdom for future action may be gathered, and so when- ever the advertisement has to be repeated the necessary correction in its form, and in its area of promulgation may be made. There is another, and a not unimportant aspect of the question of official salaries, which ought to be looked at and carefully scanned. It is of a dual or twofold nature, and the aspect may be viewed first, mentally, and then physically. First, then, for the mental one. The cost of living now is less than it was a few years ago, and the pur- chasing power of a sovereign is greater than it has been for years. This in the case of a salary fixed some years ago is an equivalent to an increase of salary, and there can be no doubt that the £80 salary of Dr HEATON will go as far, that is, will purchase as many of the necessaries of life as did the tll7 salary of Dr LODGE. This mental aspect of the question does not seem to have occurred to any of the Guardians who took part in the discussion at the St. Asaph Board, nor do we think that the following physical one did either. There is in all, or in nearly all, of the officials of the different Unions, and of the different corporate bodies of our own and neighbouring couwfties.aJftok..o £ jive]l-being, of being in the enjoyment of comforts, social and, physical, Tbis is to berejoiced at, fou no one has pleasure in gazing on a careworn face, on an attenuated form, or on a hungry look. Let these three dire appearances be ever absent, but when present it is the duty as well as the pleasure of the generous to try to effect a change. But it is not the duty of Guardians, and other representative men, to supply the means which can procure physical comforts, which may will social ad- vantages, and whose tendency is to make a man honoured, respectable, and comfortable. Blessed would be that state in which the majority of its citizens were in such an en- viable condition, but the times in which we live are not such as would sanction the extra expenditure of public money in procuring them. We do not want,and we will not have, two classes of individuais, one who starves, and one who fattens on the public money, that is, the money of the ratepayers, many of whom are poor themselves. With the advent of better times may come an increase in the salaries of our public officials, but till that much to bu desired consummation has taken place, it is the plain and unmistakeable duLy of the guardians of the public purse to practise the most rigid and inflexible prin- ciples of economy.
TESTIMONIAL TO MR. MOSTYN "WILLIAMS. The Local Committee for promoting the claims of Rhyl as the locale for the North Wales College was dissolved by resolution st a meeting held on December 22nd, at the Commissioners' Rooms. It was then announced that the expenditure of the committee in ad- vocating the claims of Rhyl exceeded by 43 13s, 6d, the receipt, This deficiency was at once subscribed by the members pre- sent. Mr P. MOSTYN WILLIAMS has been all along a most excellent advocate for Rhyl, and the proposal of the committee to recognise his services in a substantial manner is not more than could be expected. His ela borate statement of claim was a master-piece, and in its compilation Mr MOSTYN WILLIAMS spent nights and days. The statement must have entailed a heavy outlay in books and statistical documents in order to pre- pare it, and to obtain all other neces- sary information but get it he did, and when it was got with hislusual ability Mr WILLIAMS placed it before his readers in a simple and readable form. His able and strenuous efforts to secure the college for Rhyl were not at- tended with the desired resuli; but the state- ment of claim was the means of strengthening the demands of Wales for higher education, and also of placing our town before the coun- try in a more favourable light, especially as regarding its centrality and healthfulness. For this alone Mr WILLIAMS deserves a most handsome recompense, and we feel that what- ever may be the ultimate result of the com- mittee's appeal it cannot be an adequate pay- ment for the time, labour, and energy, to say nothing of the ability bestowed by Mr MOSTYN WILLIAMS. The fund will be closed on the 31st inst., and those who feel disposed can pay their contributions to Mr SMALLEY, at the North and South Wales Bank. Mr WILLIAMS in the work which he accomplished was, we are sure, animated by no other desire than to set foith the claims of North Wales to a col- lege, and in particular to support the claims of Rhyl (his adopted town, and for which in other respects he has done so much) to be chosen as the locale of that institution. Though he failed to attain his object the effort was no less a noble one and worthy of the recognition of his fellow-townsmen. We may say that the circular is signed ty Capt. CONWY, and a number of local gentry have already promised subscriptions. ♦ I
ENGLISH WESLEYAN TEA MEETING AND CONCERT. The annual tea meeting in connection with the English Wesleyan Chapel, Brighton Road, was held on Thursday afternoon last, in the sohoolroom adjoining the chapel and, as usual, the festival was highly successful. These annual gatherings are of the most pleasant nature. Bringing together as they do the members of the church and congre- gation, and friends from other parts of the circuit, they take the form of a happy re-union. On the present occasion the attendance was very large and besides the friends connected with the church and congregation, members of other churches and congregations were present in goodly number. The Schoolroom was nicely decorated with evergreens &c., and by means of curtains hung on the wall, it was made to present the appearance of comfortable drawingroom. Mrs Captain Groucutt had charge of tho decorating work, and its execution reflected the greatest credit on her taste and skill. She was rendered valuable assistance by the Misses Lloyd, Mr and Mrs T. Snowden, Mr Joseph Williams, Mrs Jones and Miss Hughes, Morley Road, Miss Price, Misses Matthews, Gunner, Nichols, &c. The tables, which were also hand- somely laid out, were presided over by the following ladies:—Mrs Hazellitirst; Alrs Foster; Mrs E. Lloyd Jones Mrs Samuel J. Amos Miss Walton Mrs Capt. Groucutt Mrs Morley Jones Miss Foulkes Mrs Hulley; Mrs Sarsons j Mrs Matihews; Mrs Wm. Williams; and the following ladies superintended the arrangements:—Miss Rice; Mrs Joseph Williams (Gas office), Mrs Daniels. In addition to the above-named ladies, the following contributed towards defraying the expenses of the tea ;-Mr Graves; Mr Gunner; Mr John Amos; Mr W. Lewis; Captain Hardinge; Mr Twiston Davies Dr. Raby Mra Buckingham Mr Mills Mr Mudd; Miss Bridgewater; Miss Jehu, Mr Clows Mr Howard. Mr C. E. Hughes, acted as secretary and the way in which he performed his duties is deserving of the highest praise. At seven in the evening a grand concert was held in the schoolroom, which was crowdtd to excess, and a large number were unable to get in. The proceedings were commenced with the singing of a hymn, and prayer after which The Chairman (the Rev. W. Foster, B.A.), delivered a brief address. He remarked that it seemed tc some people inconsistent that they should comnence a meeting of that nature with prayer. Ho had himself at times thought so too. But on the present occasion he thought it was per- fectly consistent. In the first place, because the concert was held on church property, and in con- nection with a Christian church and in his opinion no meeting should be held under such circumstances without b3ing begun andfended with prayer (hear, hear). In the second place, because enjoyment and pleasure -vas truly a part of religion or rather religion W £ .s one life of enjoyment. Many people thought that the Methodists as Christians were morbid and melancholy. Writers to the Times had been trying to make out that John Wesley was so but the Rev. Dr. Rigg in reply had clear- ly proved frcm Mr Wesley's works and correspon- dence that he was not morbid and melancholy, and that ho did ntwisb his people to be so (hear, hear). Then again,le (the Chairman) thought that the Christian church had in the past left music and such intellectual enjoyment too much in the hands of the world. He was glad to think the church was now beginning to realize its duties in that matter, by providing means of enjoyment and pleasure for tie people, such as the entertainment of that evening, which would fit them to meet the sterner duties of life (applause). He ventured to say that the programme for that evening, was second to none lately given in Rhyl, and when the entertainment was over he thought they would endorse its words. However, he would still retain the same opinion (laughter). He would not detain them lotger. He hoped the audience would enjoy the enteriainment as much as they had done who had been getting it ready for them (applause). The first part of the programme was then pro- ceeded with as follows :— Glee Mark the Merry Elves I Callcott Choir. Song The Better Land F. H, Co wen Mrs Davies. Reading. "A Rationalistic Chicken Miss Rice. Song. The Captive's Prayer Guest CELLO OBLIGATO. Mrs Hazlehurst.. Pianoforte Solo "Faust" Miss M. A. Williams. Song "Cheerily Haul Hi! Ho Frank Swift Mr Mudd. Glee Sigh no more Ladies Stevens Choir. The second part)f the programme was opened with an address by The Rev. E. Llopd Jones, who, on rising, .p received with cheen. Mr Jones said he did know that it would bo possible to put him into a more likely position to fail than to try and make a speech that would be in harmony with mat j meeting. Harmonj was what they all expected in music, but as a rule lie was not able to speak for five minutes without rising the indignation of some who heard him (laughter.) However, he would try but he was sure to fail (renewed laughter.) Fifteen years ago be had visited a phrenologist, :mÚ he asked tho rian what he would recommend him to be. The phrenologist, having examined his head, said he woull make a lecturer or a preacher but, he added, yoir head is of the wrong shape to be very harmonicus" (loud laughter.) Only the other evening, a friend had gone to him and said Mr Jones, try to be a littlo more mild, don't be so hot" (laughter.) 3ut he thought that when there were so many cold ones, somebody ought to boil over (laughter and applauso.) But tho meeting that evening was one where harmony was to be supreme. He was thoroughly in harmony with the chairman, in reference to the duty of the Christian churoh to provide means of pleasure and it was the supreme purpose of music to give pleasure There was the same difference between speaking and singing as there was between prose and poetry. The purpose of prose was to convey thoughts, and.,poetry was intended to convey thoughts in a manner that would give pleasure. Speaking was a means of couveying thought, singing was also the means of oonveyiug ci i ar pleasure (hear, hear.) .tio was glad that there was something that would say hush" to the irritation, and care, and trouble of life (applause), and he hopod that during ilio entertainment that evening they would all L, able to say, Begone, dull care," (hear, hear.) lie was very glad to find that the Christian church was extending her arms a little bit, and not drawing things too tightly. The other day he saw the words Christian and drama printed on a bill. There was only a space of four inches between them. He re- membered the time when there used to be twenty » miles (laughter). He attended that meeting, and j he said people there enjoying excellent recitations -who would never have been present if they had thought it was a dramatic entertainment (hear, hear, and laughter). Theie was a grat deal of blind prejudice in this matter (hear hear). He never was at a theatre but once. On that occasion he met his ild friend Oliver Cromwell (laughter), and saw him get into a temper with a royal person. He (Mr Jones) was so affected that he lost his senses, j and shouted out, "Give it him, Oliver" (loud laughter). He was thankful for something that would make him forget the care, and anxieties, and troubles of life. He would like to see the day when the drama was sojpuiified that it would be as safe to go to a theatre as to a*chapel (applause). That was his theory; and they wanted so much pure pleasure for body and mind as they could possibly get in this world. Mr Jones resumed his seat amid applause, and the second part of the programme was proceeded with as follows :— Glee. "Hark to'the Rolling Drum Bishop Choir. Duet Peace to thy Spirit Verdi Miss Maggie Amos and Mr. Mudd. Song. Mrs Davies, (encored). Reading Lullaby I Miss Rico, (encored). Song.The Children's Home" F. H. Cowen Miss Maggie Amos, (encored). Four Part Song, To the Woods Mendelssohn Mrs Hazelhurst, Mrs Foster, Mr Mudd and Mr Hazelhurst. Song "Waiting for the King" Moir CELO OBLIGATO, Mrs Hazelhurst, (encored). Glee The Bells of St. Michael's Tower Knyvett Choir. The entertainment fully justified the chairman's assertion in his opening remarks was thorough- ly enjoyable and a source of refined pleasure to all. All the performers without distinction executed their several parts most creditably, including Miss Hughes, St. Asaph street, and Miss Hughes, Morley House, as accompanists. But the singing of the choir was a prominent feature, Mr Hazel- hurst, the able conductor, having evidently devoted much time and labour in order to bring it to such perfection. At the close, Mr Joseph Williams proposed, and Mr Daniels seconded, a vote of thanks to all who had in any capacity whatever assisted the day's proceedings. It is needless to add that I the proposition was heartily carried. [
IMEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COM- MITTEE OF THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. LORD RICHARD GROSVENOR & REDISTRI- BUTION IN FLINTSHIRE. After the ceremony of laying the founda- tion stones of the New English Congregational Church on Wednesday the 7th, the Couny and Borough Members met the executive commit. tee of the Rhyl and District LiberalAssociation in the Board room of the town hall. John Ormiston,Esq,president of the Association .was' unanimously called to the chair. There were present: H. Taylor, Esq., town clerk of Flint; J. L. Muspratt, Esq., Flint; W. Davies, Esq., coroner; Dr. Easterby and Dr. Davies, St. Asaph Rev E. Lloyd Jones, Rev. D. Burford Hooke; Rev. Mr Jones, vicar of CaerwyB S. Perks, Esq., Messrs J. Parry Jones, J. Frim- ston, E. Morgan (Mold), P. Mostyn Williams, &c. The proceedings commenced by Mr Tay- lor explaining to the meeting the action he had taken with a view of meeting the instruc- tions given to the Commissioners appointed to carry out the provisions of the Redistribu- tion Bill; but he had found that the scope of the instructions given to the Commissioners did not extend to the making of any altera- tions in the present; existing boundaries in the boroughs of Flintshire. Nevertheless he thought it his duty to como there that day and to lay before the two members and the asso. ciation the views which he had prepared. His suggestions were that the district from Flint along the shore, including (Jonnah's Quay, Mostyn, &c., up to Rhyl, inclusive, should form part of the contributory boroughs of Flint; and that the boroughs of Overton, Caergwrle, and Caerwys should be thrown to the county. A critical examination of the mapa and the boundaries of each individual borough was then made by the different gentlemen present. Lord Richard Grosvenor then said that he thought this was the best time for him to in- terpose the few remarks which he had to mak He fully admitted that the Boundary Com- missioners had no powers to take any action in the matter of Flintshire and he did not think it would be wise for the electors of Flintshire to make any suggestions whatever to the Government with respect to any change in the present existing circumstances. Wales on the whole had not come off badly in the maintenance of its number of members, and he did not think it advisable to open the whole question for the sake of making a few unimportant changes. Mr John Roberts agreed in the main with what Lord Richard Grosvenor had said. Still he should be very glad to hand over to the noble lord the distant borough of Overton. Mr W. Davies, coroner, as a Liberal, was not so sanguine as some of the speakers with regard to what the effects on the county repre- sentation might be were the sweeping changes in the borough constituency made which Mr Taylor's plan I contemplated. He thought that the best plan was to leave well alone. Dr. Easterby said that the doctrine implied in the phrase to leave well alone might be carried too far. Ee had no wish that sugges. tions should be made which might tend to em- barass the Government in their carrying out the Redistribution Bill; still he thought that at such a time some minor changes might be made with advantage, which if they had not a tendency to finality, would at least settle the matter for a considerable period of time. He therefore thought that if the boroughs o Overton and Caergwrle were thrown to the county, and the town of Rhyl made one of the contributory boroughs, that a great improve- ment would be made at a very slight sacrifice. He was sure, however, that Lord Richard Grosvenor would not like to lose Rhyl, to which assertion Lord Richard laughingly agreed. The Rev. Mr Jones, Rector of Caerwys,then claimed a hearing on behalf of the claims of that ancient borough for a continued existence. He had acted as chairman of meetings of its inhabitants of both political parties, and they were unani- mously of opinion that it ought not to be disfranchised as a contributory borough. Ho showed from statistics that it was essenti. lly urban, and not rural, in its character. .1 i inhabitants were employed in mills, in i.cior.cs, an' other commercial pursuits, iiaraiy my of fetir.m being purely agricultural. A u3SnI' ory -or versation now took place on the different theories which had been advan- ced by the several speakers, and the result arrived at by the meeting seemed to be, as far as we could gather, that things should be left as they were, and no action should be taken. Dr. Easterby proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Taylor for the active interest which he bad taken in the matter, and for the trouble which he had bestowed on the preparation ol the plans of the different boroughs. This was seconded by Lord Richard Grosvenor, and supported by Mr John Roberts, and unani- mously agreed to. »
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NEWS IN A NUT-SHELL. Elias May has been remanded at Cardiff on a charge of shooting James Barry. Mr. William Cope, Recorder of Bridgnorth, has died at Shawbury, Shropshire. The death is announced of Joseph O'Kelly, a well- known pianist, resident in Paris. Mr. Mundella, M.P., has been elected the first pre. sident of the Sheffield Reform Club. Thirteen coolies have been killed and several in- jured by a landslip on a plantation in East Ceylon. Hobart Pasha has been decorated by the Sultan with the Gold Medal of the Order of Nichani Imtiaz. Prince Augustus of Wiirtemberg, formerly com- mander of ths Prussian Guards, has died at Zehde- nick. The Corean question has been amicably settled by a treaty made and agreed upon between Corea and Japan. Mr. John Shepherd, house surgeon at the Poplar Hospital, has died from an overdose of opium, taken to induce sleep. A volcano in the island of Cheduba, which has long since been believed to be extinot, has just burst out afresh. The Sultan has sent to Count Odelho, the Spanish Minister, the sum of 2T500 for the sufferers from the earthquake in Spain. The Channel squadron has gone to Arosa Bay, Spain, and is not expected to return to England until about the middle of May. A tailor named Shill, who lived at Windsor, has been found guilty at Reading of having murdered his wife, and sentened to death. A boy named Fellbrook has died at Brighton from the effects of a blow on the head given by another boy in the course of a quarrel. Orders have been received at Portsmouth direct- ing H.M.S. Inflexible to be brought forward with all despatch for re-commission. Lady Dulcibella Jane Wodehouse, only daughter of William, sixteenth Earl of Erroll, has just died at Lowestoft in her 92nd year. The Archbishop of Canterbury has been elected to succeed Mr. J. R. Lowell in the presidential chair of the Birmingham Midland Institute. The Queen has sanctioned the adoption of the dia- pason normal for her private band, and this will in future be used at the state concerts. Mr. Schuyler Colfax, who was Vice-President of the United States from 1869 to 1873, has dropped down dead at Mankato, in Minnesota. A fire at a house in Newbury having been extin- guished, the dead body of the occupant, a woman named Davey, was found shockingly burned. A gentleman named Elliott, whose house was entered in mistake by brokers, has recovered in the Clerkenwell county-court 215 damages for trespass. Count Vetter von Lilie, aged 18 years, has blown out his brains with a revolver at Moedling, near Vienna. The motive of his suicide is unknown. Whilst Mary Christmas, a girl in service at Brigh- ton, was attending to her duties at the kitchen fire,her clothes became ignited, and she was burned to death. The Government of the North West Provinces has decided to introduce trial by fury tentatively in the districts of Allahabad, Benares, and Lucknow. At Manchester Joseph Kennedy has been com- mitted for trial charged with the manslaughter of hia mother, whom he is alleged to have killed on Christ- mas-day. Vice Chancellor Bacon has made perpetual the in- junction obtained by Lord Lytton preventing the publication of letters written by his lordship's father to the late Lady Lytton. After being drawn through Londonderry in an omnibus by a crowd of his admirers, Mr. Biggar, M.P., addressed a Nationalist meeting and denounced Earl Spencer as a murderer. Having pleaded guilty at the Brighton quarter ses- sions to embezzling over 2300 belonging to the Corporation, a rate collector named Merrix has been sentenced to 12 months' hard labour. The Austrian and Hungarian Governments have agreed to introduce bills largely increasing the duties on articles imported from France, as a reprisal for the proposed increase of the corn and cattle duty in France. Kate Cairns, a domestic servant, went away from her place of service at Sale, a few days since, taking with her the infant daughter of her master. She was arrested two days afterwards in Manchester, and is now under remand. At Kcinigsberg, in Prussia, will take place during the months of May to August of this year an Inter- national, Industrial and Polytechnic Exhibition for machinery, motors, tools, appliances for mechanics, small manufacturers, &c. For having knocked down and robbed with vio- lence Captain William Lovett, seven young men have been sentenced by the Royal Court of Guernsey to seven years' penal servitude, and one, who is only 17 years of age, to five years. Private MacCormick, of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry, has been sentenced to penal servitude for life, for attempting to murder Corporal Foorde, of the same regiment, at Bangalore. MacCormick will be brought to Pentonville Prison. The President of the United States has awarded a gold watch and chain to Mr. C. F. Tremlett, H.B.M. Consul at Saigon, in recognition of the valu- able assistance the Consul rendered to the ship- wrecked crewof the American ship Rainier. Two sepoys of the 8th Bombay Native Infantry, who had been flogged for dereliction of duty, broke out of barracks at Nusseerabad a few days since, killed a naik and a sepoy, who were sent in pursuit of them, and three other men whom they met. Intelligence has been received in Paris to the effect that a serious agitation prevails in Cambodia. It is affirmed that the King's brother has taken up arms against the French, and that it has been necessary to send reinforcements from Saigon to Cambodia. At Bolton Edward M'Loughlin, a railway ticket collector, and Thomas Taylor, an engineer, have been committed for trial on charges of stealing railway tickets which had been collected from passengers and re-selling them to various persons at a cheaper rate. Some alarming statistics, submitted by the medical officer of Cardiff, respecting the epidemic of measles in the town, shews that in one district con- taining 748 houses and a population of 4,675 souls, there have been 1,120 cases and 56 deaths, while out of the 748 houses 373 had been infected. An inspector of food and drugs having been re- fused a sample of milk which was being delivered to customers, made application at the Highgate Police- court, for summonses against the dairyman and his servant, but the magistrates refused, on the ground that the milk was not being publicly offered for sale. Lord Stanley of Alderley, who is an extensive landed proprietor in Anglesey, observing that from the absence of trees not only the cattle but the grasses also suffer from the want of shelter from the sea winds, intends to bring in a bill to exclude Anglesey from the effects, as to plantations, of the Plantation Rating Act. Two men named Crilly and King are under remand at Dublin on a charge of having murderously assaulted two police-constables. Encouraged by a large crowd, the prisoners resisted arrest, and seized the police- men's swords. One policeman was stabbed in the neck and also had one of his fingers almost cut off. In opening the Reading assizes, Mr. Justice Hawkins said that prisoners committed for trial for small offences should be admitted to bail if there was no likelihood that they would run away, because it sometimes happened that prisoners were detained a longer period awaiting their trial than they would be sentenced to. Miss Lilian Collier, second daughter of Major Collier, of Launceston, has been found dead in her father's study, having evidently shot herself in the breast with a gun which lay across her body, and which had just been discharged. The young lady who had just completed her twenty-seventh year, had given no indication of a suicidal tendency. The receipts on account of Revenue from the 1st of April, 1884, when there was a balance of 25,632,569, to January 10, 1885, were tGl,593,025, against £ 63,502,323 in the corresponding period of the pre- ceding financial year, which began with a balanc; of t'6,972,730. The net expenditure was £ 67,598,230, against f6,521,510 to the same date in the previous year. The Treasury balances on January 10 amounted to iCI,447,764, and at the same date in 1884 to £ 1,650,870. In the absence of a Btoker, with whom he was employed, James Neville, a patient in the Limerick Lunatic Asylum, hanged himself to a pipe in the boilerhouse. A number of men were returning home from a club meeting at Lillington, Hereford, when two, named Hartwell and Parry, got behind. Cries of Murder being heard, JohnHaryest went back and found that Hartwell's dog had got Parry in a ditch and was worrying him. For the purpose of driving the dog off, Haryest unbuckled his belt, when Hart- well said the first that came near he would do for. I fe, it is stated, followed this up by pushing Harvest in the ditch and stabbing him in the thigh with a clasp knife, inflicting a wound two inches in depth. On a charge of unlawfully wounding,he has been com- mitted foi' trial. The finding of an old man's dead h Av in a horn" We i-tate of mutilation, lying in a » -oi ,.f blood in the middle of a street at St. Denis, !«v| :;i-iiries by the police who ascertained from tho >.cig'b.>urs that the old man had been flung out of a window on the j-ourth story of a house by his own daughter and her husband, with whom he had been quarrelling. The accused persons, who are in prison, deny this. The Coiute do Grammont d'Astor, a French noble- man, while out shooting with a party of friends, was struck in the eye by a small shot which had been dis- charged by one of his companions and had rebounded off a slone. The count at first laughed at his mishap but on the following day found it necessary to cail in a doctor. Three incisions were made, after which phot was extracted. Erysipelas, however, ensued, the Patient Liied. •
NEWMARKET. PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION.-A meeting of the New- market and district Ploughing Association was icld on Thursday evening last, Mr Roberts Dy- s ith Hall, presiding. It was rosolved toehold a ploughing match again this year, those of the two previous years having proved highly successful. Mr Ellia, Ochr'ygop, the efficient secretary was re- appointed.
FOOTBALL NOTES. RHYL F CONWAY.-NORTHERN WELSH CUP TIE. Rhyl was able, at the last moment, to strengthen their team on Saturday, there -being only T. Vaughan, W. H. Thompson, Watkin Brown, and C. Wright, from the first team absent. The weather turned out most unfavourable, a very strong wind blowing from goal to goal, and the ground was in a sloppy condition, particularly along the centre and near the goals. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, a goodly number of spec- tators mustered to witness the match. The two teams were pretty evenly matched in physical ap- pearance. Conway having won the toss chose to play with the wind at their backs. Immediately on the kick off Conway, favoured by the wind, be- came the aggressors, and kept the ball for a time in the Rhyl quarters, but Thompson ultimately cleared with a huge kick, and the visitors left-wing raced up the field, and Hughes made a very good shot at goal, but the goal-keeper managed to turn it aside, and the attack ended in the ball going behind. After some even play in mid field Conway attacked in turn, but kicked behind. The next conspicuous event was a magnificent bit of passing by Hughes, Lowe and Roberts, along the greater part of the ground, ending in a pass to Vaughan, who sent in a hot shot, but it was capitally stopped by the goal-keeper. Vaughan a few seconds after had very hard lines, a swift shot sent in by him striking the bar underneath, but it was forced back into play by the force of the wind. Conway then playing well together managed to get in front of the visitors goal, and obtained a corner, which was placed right in the mouth of the goal, and a fu- rious scrimmage ensued, but Thompson ultimatel Y cleared. Vaughan and Lewis Morgan getting I possession, dribbling and passing in fine style, and I entirely outpacing their opponents, ran the ball up the whole length of the ground, but the defence in front of goal was most stubborn, the visitors, in a combined attack, only succeeding in getting the ball behind. Roberts next had a shot at the Con- way goal, but it went wide. Rhyl still kept up the attack, and had hard times, a shot by Vaughan,' and another by Lewis Morgan, being capitally I stopped by the home goal-keeper, and another at- tempt was made by Lewis Morgan heading the ball full tilt against the cross bar, and striking it under- j neath, but the wind pgain did good service for the j home team. Conway now had a look in, and press- ed the visitors, but Skeates, Twiston Morgan, and Thompson defended magnificently; the former, although a second team man, shewing that he was fully entitled to the trust reposed in him on this occasion he only made one miss during the whole game, and fully made up for it by his sub- sequent fine and well judged kicking. The defence of the visitors kept the home players at bay for some time, but they succeeded twice in getting corners, but nothing came of them. After some good play in mid-field Roberts, Hughes, and Lowe, with good passing, succeeded in getting in front of the home goal, and Hughes sent in an unerring shot from the left corner, which the home goal-keeper with great difficulty listed aside. Conway then made headway and a swift high shot from mid- field was ruled by the referee to have gone under the visitors bar, although spectators in the close proximity of the goal, stated it had gone over. From where the refeiee stood the ball had every appearance of having gone under. The decision of the referee was hailed with enthusiastic cheer- ing by the supporters of the home team. The game however, was very quickly made even. By fault- less passing by Roberts, Hughes, and Lowe, the visitors got within striking distance of the home ¡ goal, and a furious combined attack took place, the 1 Conwayites defending most sturdily, and shots by] Lewis Morgan and .Lowe being fisted out by the goabkeejer but Roberts, who was in grand formjj and playing like a demon, by one of his peculiar! low swift shots, finally disposed of the home cus-j todian, and registered a goal for his team. After,' some give and take play, half-time was called, the score being one goal each. Rhyl having the wind behind them in the second half simply penned in the home players, and the latter crowding into the mouth of their goal made it very difficult work to to get an opening they also paid particular at- tention to Roberts. The best part of the defence was that of the home goal-keeper, who played a most careful game, and displayed remarkable skill between the posts. Rhyl, however, were not to be denied, and succeeded in adding three more goals to their score Lewis Morgan, Vaughan, and Twieto- Morgan, putting in one each. Conway once only during the second-half got beyond mid-field. The 5ame was decided in favour of Rhyl by four to one. C. Owen and F. Rees played excellently, and J. H. Evans brilliantly for Conway. The whole of the itliyl team played remarkably well, the forwards shewing great dash and speed, and the left-wing and centre faultless passing. Twiston Morgan played very smartly and with great coolness throughoutthe defence of R. C. Thompson and •ikeates at times during the first half was unsur- passable. Williams had very little to do in goal, but what did fall to his lot he disposed of very well. ■Thg following were the teams—Couway gual, J.
PLEANSANT EVENINGS. The sixth of these entertainments was held on Monday evening, on which occassion the town hall, the front seats in particular, was quite full. Major Penn presided, and the following is a copy of the printed pro- gramme Hymn The snow," the audience; Brief address (for which was substituted a reading), by the Chairman; selections Fantasia," Rhyl Brass Band song, Mr T. Charles Dowell; reading (by desire), Miss Hewitt; song, Within a mile of Edinboro' town, Miss F. Flowers; song, Mr P. Harding Roberts (Holywell); pianoforte so)o. Mr A. Toikington: song, "Meet me by ) moonlight," Miss Ashby address, Go on," Rev. D. Burford Hooke selections (Welsh airs), Rhyl Brass Band song, Mr P. Harding Roberts; reading, "The Lifeboat," Miss Rice; song, "The ballad singer," Miss Ashby; Cornet solo, Mr Skeats; song, Mr D. Profit song, Mr P. Harding Robejtg; selections," Rhyl Brass BaDd; Natknal Anthem. Excellent though these entertain- ments have been from the commencement, the last was by no means the least meritorioua in every respect. The Chairman and the performers were accorded a very hearty vo.,o of thanks by the audience. In the course of his address, the Rev. D. Burford Hooke said Of those who really "get on," most start well. They resolve to do it from the very beginning, and like Warren Hastings they do it. They "get on from infancy. They are like the boy 14 years of age, who was dining at his uncle's; he made such a good dinner that his aunt observed, "Well, Johnny, you appear to eat well." "Yes," replied the urchin, "I do. Fact is, I've been practising eating all my life." (Laughter.) So with many who "get on." It is not new when they have bten practising it all their lives. Begin life, tben, with a resolve, in God's strength, and for such purposes as will command His blessing, to get on." A Igood.man was speaking to me the other day about his son, and I said my hope was that he would be "a better man than his father." Better than me," lie said, as if he had been insulted. "Yes," I said, better than you. My hope for every young person that I know is that they may get on and be better than those who have gone before them." If you would "get on," see well what you take in hand, that it is worthy of you and your attention. Some never "get on," because they start with tasks in which it is impossible to sucoeed. I have heard of a pic- ture, entitled Labour in Vain," in which two old women were sketched striving, one on each side, to wash a blackman's face white. (Laughter). I need nut tell you they did not get on," because they attempted the impossible. If you would get on," avoid the impossible; but yet be willing to attempt much, to stoop low, to do work however lowly, if by so doing you advanoe the jcommon good. Don't be like the corporal who, during the American revolution, was urging his men to heavo- a log of timber to the top of some military works. An officer in plain clothes passing, by said, Why don't you heave too ?" "Oh," he said, "I am the corporal." So the plainly-dressed offioer set to, and by his. help the timb: was heaved up. When it was completed he turned to the ;corporal and said Corporal, the next time you have not enough men for the task, send for General Wash- ington, and I will come in a second." The General got on," the Corporal got back." A French bishop being once taunted by doctor with his origin (he having been brought up a tallow chandler) said, "I began as a maker of candles, I end as a bishop, If you began as I did, you would making oandles still." The bishop belonged to the company of those who get on." If any of you in "getting on" or striving to get on," trying to acquire knowledge, influence, and position, some- times grow weary and faint-hearted, look up, don't look down Whatever happens Keep up your oourage. The most dangerous hour in anyone's life is when he is tempted to despond, to lose courage is to lose heart, to lose life, to lose all. It has been said that there is no more hope of a man who has lost his courage, than there is of a dead man. However poor, however few your friends, and however numerous your difficulties may be, keep up your courage, hold up your head, look up to Ged, and you shall—in the truest and best:senEe-I I Get on," (cheers.) ♦