Nelson and Togo. By a curious coincidence England and Japan have, within the last few days, each been celebrating the victories of their res- pective naval heroes. A hundred years ago Nelson's fame rang through Europe, having secured his great victory which even according to the admis- sion of some prominent Frenchmen of to-day, led to the downfall of Napoleon and checked his designs upon our own country. Togo's achievement of recent date helped to save his country in a life and death struggle with a formidable foe. But how different were the conditions under which these two naval heroes fought, and how different were their methods. Instead of the frigate, the sloop, and the three-decker, we have the gun boat, the cruiser, and the battleship. Instead of fighting at close quarters within say a range of 1000 yards, as they did in the days of Nelson, four or even five miles is regarded as near enough for modern ships to hurl their distructive missiles at one another. Instead of sails and being dependent upon the wind and weather, we have steam, and our ships plough their way ahead whether the sea be calm without a breeze, or rough and a stiff wind blowing.
Cardiff a City. The news that Cardiff has had the dignity of a City conferred upon it, and that the chief magistrate will in future be styled Lord Mayor, will be gratifying to all Welshmen. whether in the north or the south. We in Prestatyn would, no doubt, prefer if the Metropolis were in the northern part of the Principality, but we are bound to admit the superior claims of Cardiff to the honour.
Mr. Stead on Russia. Mr Stead who is now in Russia having, it was alleged some few weeks ago, been in- vited there by the Czar to assist him in the work of framing a Constitution which would be more agreeable to his people thau the autocratic system of government which at present exists, has sent to one of the papers of this country, an account of the political dis- turbances prevailing in that land, and he describes the state of affairs in Russia to-day in these words" Imagine Ireland in the worst days of the Land League, magnify everything proportionately, and you will have no diffi- culty in realising the state of Russia to-day. Russia in 1905 is a kind of Brocken Spectre of Ireland in 1882." His views as expressed in his last note with regard to the chances of reform are evidently much more gloomy than they were at the outset.
Foreign. On Monday the Japanese fleet and some of the captured Russian vessels, numbering in all 803 warships, wore reviewed by the Emperor of Japan. The Sultan of Turkey, taking advantage of Russia's weakened position, declines to carry out certain reforms in Macedonia which are demanded by the great' powers, and thus defies united Europe. It is a great pitv that the Turks have not been driven out of Europe, bag and baggage, long ago. It would be a great blessing if the powers were to join together in an effort to get rid of Turkish misrule.
General Booth. The freedom of the city of London was conferred on General Booth, 1000 officers of the Army escorting him to the Guildhall. England has and will reap great advantage from this noble man's career. 4
PRESTATYN COUNCIL SCHOOL. At their last meeting, the managers of the above school decided to entertain the staff and pupils to tea at the Town Hall, a* a slight recognition of the excellent work done by the teachers, as well as the exemplary conduct of the children. The promised treat took place on Monday, and judging from the manner in which the guests, young and old, appeared to enjoy themselves, the catering of Mrs Williams, confectioner, Rose Buildings, evidently gave entire satisfaction. After tea football and other games were indulged in, the field being lent for the occasion by Mr Daniel Davies to whom the children gave a rousing three cheers for his kindness. A few words of praise and encouragement were addressed to the children by the chair- man, the Revs. Ezra Jones, and J. Kelly, and Mr Robert Jones (Llys Eirian). We understand that the teachers are busy preparing for the annual school concert and prize day, which is admitted to be one of the most popular events of the year. The whole of the crockery for the tea was hired from Mr Wheway, china merchant.
iMR.JJTTLER. We have pleasure in reporting that our well-known townsman Mr Littler is recovering from the severe illness which has lately over- taken him.
Parish Council. A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Friday last over which Mr R. Lewis pre- sided. The only matter of public interest dealt with was the repairing of a footpath in Weaver's Lane. It was decided to put this in proper order, as hitherto the residents in this spot have had ample occasion to complain of the state of the path leading to their dwel- lings.
Scholars and Railway Facilities. Mr Thomas, schoolmaster, has been in communication with Mr Eutwistle regarding railway facilities for children attending the County School at Rhyl. In addition to asking for reduced rates, Mr Thomas- pointed out the unsuitability of the motor train as at present. Mr Entwistle has replied that a new and more suitable train service will be commenced on November 1st and that contract tickets are issued of half-rates to scholars up to 18 years of age.
Bryniau Water Supply. Mr Lewis, Chairman of the Parish Council has received a letter from Mr Woodward, Mount House, relating to the Bryniau water supply. Some time ago Mr Woodward offered to contribute .£25 towards the cost of this work, and the matter received considerable attention from the Councils of Prestatyn, Dyserth, and St Asaph (Rural), but unfortunately neither of these bodies have yet solved the difficulty. Mr Woodward has again called the atten- tion of the Council to the need of something being done, ;>n l a new aspect is now being put on the question, ¡.s building operations are to be commenced in Bryniau. As the writer of the letter states, these operations should be encouraged by providing a good water supply for the residents.
MUCH NEEDED NEW STATION. A petition to Hie Railway Company is being circulated for signature amongst the resident of the lower portion of Dyserth and the district between that place and Meliden, regarding an additional stopping-place on the motor railway. It reads:—"We, the undersigned, greatly appreciate the convenience already existing in the running of the Prestatyn and Dyserth Railway and sincerely hope it is proving a 0 successful undertaking for the Company. We however take the liberty of respectfully suggesting that you should see your way to add another station or platform near the No. 4 bridge, Allt-y-Graig. This would meet a 0 0 great want felt in lower Dyserth and the higher part of the district adjoilling."
Newmarket. Mining Prospects. We understand that the well-known firm of Messrs Brunner, Mond, and Co., owners of Trelogan Mine, are making arrangements to re-open an old shaft known as Tre Abbot Fawr, Newmarket, where, it is anticipated, lead will be found.
SOCIAL TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT. A social tea and entertainment was held last Thursday evening at the schoolroom of the Welsh Congregational Church, Prestatyn, which was given by the ladies of the church. The schoolroom was beautifully decorated with flowers, plant, etc., tho scented odour of which filled the room with delicious fragrance. The company was well catered for, and there was an excellent attendance. The following ladies were in charge of the tables, Mrs J. Hughes, Plas Eden, Mrs Lloyd Jones, The Pharmacy, Mrs T. Parry Williams Bristol House, and Mrs Fred Lloyd. Silverdale, who were assisted by the Misses Hughes, Plas Eden, Mrs Griffiths, Brynteg, Miss Garner, Hafod Elwy, and Miss S. J. Roberts, Pharmacy. The entertainment, which commenced at 8-80 p.m., was presided over by Councilor Peter Eilis, Brynteg. who delivered a very interesting address. In the course of his address he paid high tribute to the Con- gregationalists and referred to the great success that follows all their meetings and socials in the town. The entertainment was conducted by the Rev. Ben Williams, and the following took part in the programme:—Song by Miss Williams, Bradford Buildings, song by Miss Garner, Hafod Elwy, songs by Miss Williams, Roslyn Terrace, solos by Mr James Roberts, Freeland Stores, solo by Mr Alun Davies, and gramophone selections by Mr Fred Lloyd, Silvordale. The accompanists were Mrs J. Lloyd Jones, Miss Williams, Roslyn Terrace, and Mr William Garner, Hafod Eiwy. The programme was most attractive, and was perfectly rendered. The Rev. Ben Williams proposed a vote of than! s to the president, to the ladies for their services at the tables, and to those who had taken part in the entertainment. The vote of thanks was seconded by Councillor John Pritchard, and was carried amid applaas".
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[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Centenary. The arrangements for celebrating the cen- tenary of the British and Foreign Bible Society have just been completed. The meetings will be held as foilows :—Moriah (C.M.), November 6th, at 7 p.m., address by the Rev. Howell Harris, Vicar Bethania (W), Novem. ber 7th, at 3-30 p.m., address by the Rev. O. B. Jones All Saints' (Church of England), November 7th, at 7 p.m., address by the Rev E G. Turner. All persons interested in the Grand Old Book are cordially invited to attend.
Trafalgar. Reference was made in the sermons, mor- niug and evening, at All Saints, to Britain's hero—Nelson—who, just 100 years ago, lost his life in the naval battle at Trafalgar Bay, while defending his old country. Most useful and interetting lessons were drawn from his character. The principal subject placed before the congregation was duty -duty towards God and duty towards our fellow men.
Conferenee. The church conference for the Diocese of St. Asaph, was held at Rhyl, last Wednesday and Thursday. The Rev. Howell Harris. Vicar, attended the meetings both days but the delegates were unfortunately unable to attend.
Educational. Last Saturday, the quarterly meeting of the Flintshire Teachers' Association was held at Connah'8 Quay, when L. J. Roberts, Esq., His Majesty's Inspector of Schools, read a paper on the Suggestions to Teachers recently issued by the Board of Education. It was noticed that the feeling existing between the Education Committee and the teachers was of a most cordial and sympath- etic character.
Searching. Four tugs from Connah's Quay were cruising all day last Wednesday, searching for the body of the Connah's Quay pilot, David Price. Up to the time of writing, however, their labours had not met with success. Great sympathy is felt for the widow in her sad and sore bereavement.
One Better. In our last issue, a Prestatyn correspondent gave an account of a vegetable marrow, weighing BOlbs, which he stated had broken the record. We in Ffynnongroew can easily heat this, for Mr John Roger Williams, gar- dener to C. J. Batters, Esq, Tanlan, last week has raised one weighing 351bs. 2ozs. which so far has certainly broken the Prestatyn record.
Attendance. In spite of much sickness the attendance at the two Departments of the Ffynnongroew Council School for the month of September was extremely satisfactory, and the parents are to be highly complimented for the efforts they fnust be making to secure the regular attendance of their children at school. Not only is the attendance satisfactory, but the punctuality is also to be noted, seeing it is almost perfect.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT FFYNNONGROEW. ALL SAINTS (Church of England).—10-30 a.m. (English), (5 p.m. (Welsh), Rev. Howell Harris, B.A MostAH C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh). -10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. B. Hughes, St. Asaph. BETHANIA WKBLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m. Rev. D. Meurig Jones, Llanasa 6 p.m., Mr. Wm. Parry, Llanasa. SILOAH CONGBKGATIONAL CHURCH (Welsh).—10 a.m., Rov. Mr Roberts, Golborne, Liverpool; 6 p.m., Rev. Thomas Well Jones. TABHRNACLE BAPTIST CHAPEL (Welsh).—10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Student from Bangor College. ST. ANDREW'S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (English). -10-30 9,.m., Mr Whiteford, Morfa; 6. p.m., Mr. R. Owen, Ffynnongroew. PENIEL WESLEYAN CHAPEL (Welsh), Pen-y-fiordd. -10 a.m., Mr Wm. Griffiths, Gwespyr; 6 p.m., Rev. E. G. Turner. GWYNFA C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh), Rhewl Fawr.— 10 a.m., Sunday School; 2 p.m., Rev. B. Hughes, St. Asaph 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting.
SIR PYERS MOSTYN. The public will regret to hear that Sir Pyers Mostyn is at present suffering from congestion of the right lung. It is announced, however, that he is slowly recovering, '^although his temperature is frequently over 100 during the night.
TALACRE SCHOOLS. A meeting of the managers of Talacre Schools was held at Talacre Hall, on Friday night, for the purpose nf considering a com- munication from the solicitors of the trustees desiring the managers to give up the schools, to be managed at the expense of Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn as private certificated elementary schools as heretofore. Sir Pyers Mostyn presided, and the other managers present were: Lady Mostyn, Rev. Father Dunphy (correspondent), Rev. Meurig Jones (Parish Council representative), Mr William Griffiths (County Council rep- resentative). The correspondence having been submitted to the meeting the Rev. Father Dunphy proposed ''That the managers cordially approve of and gratefully accept Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn's kind offer, and agree to hand over the schools to the trustees on January 20." The Rov. Meurig Jones (Wesieyan), speaking as the representative of the Parish, said he was afraid he could not vote for the proposition as the voice of the parish was for a public school. Lady Mostyn replied that the schools would, as in the past, be open to all comers. The only difference really would be that the whole burden of keeping the schools going would be borne privately. They did not seek to withdraw the schools on any religious grounds. Sir Pyers had spent quite £ 10,000 upon the schools, yet he could not claim to have converted one scholar to Roman Catholicism. The motion was carried, as was also h second resolution, 4' That the Rev. corres- pondent gives all necessary notices to the Board of Education, County Council, Teachers, etc." The schools afford accommodation for 250 children. About J3200 a year is required to carry them on, and this Sir Pyers undertakes to find, besides paying off the mortage of £5,000 on the buildings. 0
Mostyn. A concert was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday, in aid of the Sunday school clothing club. There was a large attendance tho chapel lwing hill. The president was Wm. Roberts, Esq., J.P. Gianydon, and the artistes included Mr Griffith Jones (Gutllll Eifion), Dolbenma.n, Miss Carrie Richards, St. Helens, Mies K. Jones, Holywell, Miss Maggie Williams, Bagillt. The duties of accompanist were filled ill a most admirable manner by Miss Edith E. Morris, A.L.C.M., and those of conducting the meeting were suc- cessfully carried out by the Rev. D. Meurig Jones, Llanasa. The services of the artistes were much appreciated by the audience and the concert proved a success in every way. At the close of the proceedings the Rev. Meurig Jones proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Roberts for his kindness in becoming president for the evening, and also for his willingness at any time to assist the cause. Thanks were also accorded to Miss Morris for the valuable services she rendered as accompanist, as well as to all the artistes for the evening. After singing I- licii Wiad fy Nhadau a most enjoyable concert was brought to a close.
DIOCESAN CONFERENCE. On Wednesday and Thursday the St. Asaph Diocesan Conference was held at Rhyl, and a considerable body of clergy and laity attended the meetings. A very considerable number of delegates were entertained by the Churchpeopie of llhyl, and hospitality was extended to about 50 at Prestatyn. The Bishop of the Diocese presided at the opening meeting, the business transacted being cl mainly administrative. In the evening at St. Thomas' Church there was a large congregation, when the Rev. Stephen Gladstone preached. Referring to the Education constroversy he said that the impossibility of agreeing to religious education on the part of Churchmen and Nonconformists would drive many to favour secular education. The great body of opinion in the country demanded religious instruction in the schools, and he suggested" that a conference of Bishops and eminent men selected by both sides should meet to discuss a modus rivendi, their decision to be binding on both sides. No progress was possible without honourable sacrifices on both side*. Why could not the great Church make its own arrangemonts with regard to the teaching of religious subjects by training a large body of lay catechists to work in the schools, to which there might be equal facility of access for each religious denomination, thus removing the chief objection.
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