J. LLOYD JONES, (i'rom Clay and Abraham, Liverpool, Chymists to the Queen), DISPENSING AND FAMILY CHYMIST. THE PHARMACY, PRESTATYN. Prescriptions carefully compounded under the per- sonal supervision of the Princil ,1. Telephone No. 3yl. For Home-made BREAD THAT WILL PLEASE THE MOST CRITICAL PALATE, GO TO W, Jo w. illia s THE STORES. A, E. WILLIAMS, Pastry Cook and Confectioner, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Wedding & Christening Cakes made to order. Tea Rooms. Luncheon Rooms. Pic-Nic Parties catered for. WALL PAPERS! Sweeping Clearance of 1907 Stock at a big Discount. The Reduced Price is plain marked in our Stock Pattern Book. We have also an assortment of JOB LOT BUNDLES. First come get the best pick. NOTE ADDRESS :— T. parru Williams & Do THE PAINTERS AND DECORATORS. SHOWROOMS The Grove, VICTORIA AVENUE PRESTATYN. A. W. JONES, Baker, Grocer, and Provision Merchant, PROVINCIAL STORES (Corner of Nant Hall Road), Telephone 5x. PRESTATYN Choice Teas, 1/6, 1/8, and 2/- per lb. China Tea, 2/4 and 2/8 per lb. VAN DELIVERIES DAILY. TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED. JIIORBIS DOWELL, DECORATOR, PAINTER, PAPERHANGER. GLAZIER, &c., HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Estimates Free and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Telephone 4x2. W. WILLIAMS & SON, Monumental & General Masons, High Street. Prestatyn. RESIDENCE 2, CAIRNS TERRACE. E. D. JONES, BUILDER & CONTRACTOR, and Bardic Chair Maker, OLIVE VILLA, Meliden Road, PRESTATYN. Miss Storrar, INGLESIDE, PRESTATYN gives Lessons in Plain and High-Class COOKERY, SWEET-MAKING, CHOCOLATE-COVERING, etc NOW is the Time TO PLANT BULBS, TREES AND FRUIT BUSHES of all kinds. Buy HARDY Stock raised on the bleak uplands Price Lists sent on receipt of Post Card. ZEE. 'V. GOOLD, The Nurseries, GWAENYSGOR. PRUNING OF FRUIT TREES Undertaken Personally. TO FARMERS, MINE AND QUARRY OWNERS, AND OTHERS. Have you seen the ANDRON ACETYLENE LAMP? Perfectly Simple and Safe 50 Candle power costs id. per hour to work. 100 11 £ d. District Agent:— J. P. LINNELL, Prestatyn.
Record of Coming Events. Nov. 3rd and 4th.—Preaching Meetings at Horeb Wesleyan Chapel. Nov. 7th.-Social Tea and Entertainment at the Congregational Church. Nov. 27th.-G.F.S. Annual Entertainment in the Church Room. Nov. 28th.—" Rehoboth C.M. Church, Annual Tea and Miscellaneous Entertainment. Nov. 28th.—Concert at "Horeb" Welsh Wesleyan Chapel in aid of the Children's Club. Dec. 12.—English Presbyterian Church Xmas Tree and Sale of Work. MELIDEN.-Nov. 21st.-Social Tea and Concert in connection with St. Melyd's Church. =. • — -■ 3 (
Congregational Church. ( The friends at the above place commence their winter social evenings on Thursday next, I when a tea and concert will take place. Councillor John Cunnah is to preside, and the artistes contributing to the programme will include Miss Bessie Evans (Dyserth), Miss < Dorothy Roberts (Prestatyn), Miss A. B. s Roberts and Miss Ada Bassett (Mostyn), Mr 1 T. H. Jones, and others. 1
"Horeb" Wesleyan Chapel. ] The annual preaching meetings are to be 1 held in connection with this place of worship, 1 on Sunday and Monday. The evening ser- i vice on the latter day will take place at Bethel." The special preachers announced include the Rev. E. Mostyn Jones, Rev. W. Price (St. Asaph), and R. Garrett Roberts (Ruthin).
Trinity Literary Guild. This (Friday) evening, at 7-30, the first meeting in connection with the Literary Guild of Trinity Church, will be held, when the subject announced on the syllabus, "An Even- ing with Tennysou" will be taken. Musical Z) and elocutionary items will ilustrate the lecture of Mr E. Pitchford. A charge of threepence will be made on this occasion, the proceeds of which will go to defray the pre- liminary expenses of the P.S.A. movement.
P.S.A. A new departure in the religious life of Prestatyn will be made on Sunday next, when a P.S.A." (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon) will be provided for all classes of men and women under the roof of Trinity Church, j Gronant Road. The meeting will follow the lines of those in our large towns, and under the conductorship of Mr E. Pitchford cannot fail to be Brief, Bright, and Brotherly.
gfeiarviage* PARRY — SALISBURY. — October 26th, at Rehoboth," Prestatyn, by the Rev. Ezra Jones (Pastor), and Rev. E. Mostyn Jones, Edward Parry, Lavender Cottage, Towyn, Prestatyn, to Annie Salisbury, Claremont, Prestatyn.
|itt lilimtoriam. JONEs.-In ever-loving memory of Peter, the dearly-beloved husband of Anne Jones, who died by accident on the SS. Cutie, Nov. 3rd, 1906, aged 30 years, and was buried at Smithdown Rd.Cemetery. Sadly missed and deeply mourned by his wife and four children. 1 Jubilee Terrace, Prestatyn. Torwyd y cyfaill tirion-Caredig Ei rodiad a ffyddlon I wlad braf mewn eiliad bron lC- O'i gur i wisgo'r goron.—Cyfaill.
Better Gas Wanted. a In consequence of the poor light obtainable, 3 many gas consumers in Prestatyn have this j week been put to the trouble and expense of overhauling their gas fittings. Not only has the pressure been low, but also the impurities t which seem to be present in the gas have j had the effect of choking up the channels 1 through which the gas enters the burner, j Especially has this been the case with incan- descent fittings. With gas at its present high price, it is to be hoped that something will be done in the near future at the Gasworks to supply what the public pay for, namely, a gas of high illuminating power.
A Suggestion. There are now close on half-a-dozen Literary Societies holding meetings week by week in Prestatyn, and it is suggested that one member of each society should be selected to write out a short report (say 150 words) of the proceedings of each meeting, for publica- tion in the columns of this paper. By this means each individual society would be able to keep a printed record of its proceedings, and greater interest would be maintained in the subjects discussed.
A Time for Everything. The resuscitation of the Choral Society should prove an outlet for the undoubted talent of our young fellows, the efforts of some of whom will probably be better appreciated when blended with other sweet voices and under the direction of a capable leader, than they have been when rendered out in the street at a late hour. It isn't everyone that can appreciate good music when about to enter into slumberland.
"Bethel" M.I.S. The Mutual Improvement Society con- nected with Bethel held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, which took the form of a social evening, the guests being entertained by Rev. E. Mostyn Jones and Mr Peter Ellis. There was a good attendance, and a most pleasant time was spent. Close on forty were enrolled as members-, and it is likely this will be considerably increased. The proceedings were so much enjoyed that the young men of the church preferred to enter- tain the members at an early date. The young ladies were determined not to be out- done in this matter, and two of their number (Miss Dorothy Roberts and Miss J. Hughes, Plas Eden,) have also undertaken to treat the members to a social evening.
Rehoboth Literary Society. The question whether the people or the Government should decide which measures should first occupy the attention of the legisla- ture, was the subject of an animated debate at this week's meeting of the above society. Mr Edward Eames took the side of the people, while Mr Ivor Eames defended the right of the Government to choose the order in which their bills should be introduced. The major- ity of the speakers favoured the latter mode of conducting the nation's business, but on a vote being taken, the greater portion of the audience voted for the people's choice.
Should Women have Votes? A large majority of the members of "Horeb" Mutual Improvement Society voted in favour of this question at their meeting on Tuesday night, when an animated debate took place, the affirmative side being led off by Mrs J. Jones (Rosslyn Terrace), and the negative dealt with by Mr J. Jones (Morley Terrace). Mr Thomas Williams (Moranedd) presided over a large audience, and among those who spoke were Messrs J. Thomas, R. Thomas, J. E. Parry, and R. Williams.
The "New Boy." The Town Hall was crowded on Thursday evening when the local Constitutional Club presented the Liverpool Municipal Dramatic Society in the farcical comedy The New Boy." The company were a decidedly clever lot of amateurs, and they played the piece to much advantage. The ludicrous situations at times created roars of laughter, and the whole production was voted a huge success. Credit is also due to members of the local committee and officials for the energetic man- ner in which they must have worked to get together such a good house," and although the expenses are likely to be heavy, the club's coffers should be replenished to a considerable degree. The secretarial duties of the event were most efficiently carried out by Mr David Roberts.
The full syllabus of these lectures will shortly be issued, and course tickets will be offered to the public. The Bishop of St Asaph has promised to preside at the first lecture.
Newmarket Eisteddfod. The balance sheet of this annual event has just been published, and it shows that this year's proceedings were a financial success, there being now a balance in hand of over JB15 as against t7 11/7 to commence the year with.
MUSICAL REVIVAL. The Choral Society Re-formed. The Prestatyn Choral Society, which holds a record of many musical triumphs in past years, is now being re-formed. A meeting of supporters old and new was held on Tuesday, Mr T. E. Griffiths being voted to the chair, when Handel's Oratorio "Samson" was chosen for this winter's study. The conduc- torship will once more be placed in the capable hands of Mr G.W.Jones. The secretarial duties hitherto undertaken by the genial Mr Oliver Proffit are now to be transferred to Mr S. A. Charlton, who will also act as accompanist. Mr Henry Dowell will be the treasurer, and the committee will consist of the tenor and bass members of the Society. The name of Councillor Joseph Banks is mentioned as a probable president. All former members, with any other vocal- ists who may be interested in choral music, are cordially invited to attend the first re- hearsal, which will be on Wednesday next, at 8-15 p.m., in the Town Hall. The conductor hopes that this season's practices will be numerously attended by a body of enthusi- astic singers in order to secure, when the time comes, the efficient rendering of the work in hand.
CHRIST CHURCH LITERARY SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the above Society was held in the Church Room on Monday night, the Vicar presiding. The balance sheet, which shewed a sum of £ 3 10/- in hand. was adopted, and it was stated the membership during the past year reached over a hundred. The officers for the ensuing session were re-elected as follows President, Rev. O. J. Davies, M.A. Vice-Presidents, Mr T. J. Scott, J.P., Mr W. Richardson, M.A., Dr. Wimberley, and Councillor W. Inglefield hon. treasurer, Mr J. R. Tickle lion, secretary, Mr J. W. Williams. A committee of ladies and gentlemen was also elected. It was decided to meet every alternate Tuesday, and a syllabus was provisionally arranged, which included Shakespearean Readings by members, a debate by ladies, and another by gentlemen, whilst one evening is to be devoted to various readings and recita- tions. Lectures and papers are also being arranged for, including one on Life in Natal by the Rev. E. Evans, who for some time resided in South Africa, but is now a curate in Rhyl. As yet the syllabus is only in the pre- liminary stage, but when completed it is like- ly to be of an interesting and instructive char- acter. The session is to be commenced on Thursday next with a conversazione, when members will be enrolled.
Harvest Thanksgiving Services. The annual services of thanksgiving for the harvest were held on Sunday, when the preacher morning and evening was the Rev. E. Pierce, Llandudno Junction, who delivered addresses appropriate to the occasion. The services were well-attended, especially in the evening, and the church had been very taste- fully decorated, the gifts of fruit, flowers, vegetables, etc., being effectively arranged by Mrs Hilton, Miss Adamson, Miss Blodwcn Jones, and Mr Prescott. On Monday evening a social tea was held, and an exceedingly pleasant time was spent by those who attended. The arrangements were carried out by Mrs Hilton, Misses Adamson, Mrs Prescott, and Miss Davies (Meirion House), assistance being rendered by Mr and Mrs Marshall, Miss Higgins and others. Later in the evening the fruit, etc., used in the decorating of the church was disposed of, and the proceeds, together with the collections at the previous day's services, realised a sub- stantial sum which was devoted to the church funds. i ]
John Jones and his Happy Home was the subject of a Welsh lecture delivered at < Bethel on Monday evening by the Rev T. Nicholls Roberts (Mold). The lecturer, dwelling at length with home influences, dealt with his subject in a highly interesting manner. The proceeds were devoted to the children's clothing club.
Ejectment Order. Mr Peter EHis (Prestatyn) was granted an ejectment order at the Rhyl Sessions on Tuesday, against John Williams, of Gronant Terrace. Defendant's wife appeared, and stated she had failed to get another house. Mr Ellis had offered to give Williams several weeks' rent, but these proceedings had to be instituted in order to get him out of the house.
Warning to Parents. At the Rhyl Sessions on Tuesday, Thomas Jones, tailor, Jubilee Terrace, Prestatyn, was fined 10/- and 6/6 costs for neglecting to send his child to school. In spite of warnings from the Attendance Committee, the child's record was a very poor one. having only attended school 31 times out of a possible 80.
A WATCH FOR NOTHING. To the Editor of the "Prestatyn Weekly." This week I received a letter making me the offer of a watch for nothing. Here are a few extracts Private and Confidential. We are pleased to inform you that you are very fortunate, for your name is down to receive a valuable and Free Prize It is a handsome watch with fine movement, open dial, very heavily cased, a marvellous ly good time-keeper, perfect in every detail, and shou!d last a lifetime. It is a beauty, and has the similitude of a magnificent 18-carat gold watch it looks well worth a great deal of money All you have to do is to send 6/11 for one of our Finest Quality D-Gold Chains to wear with the watch Heartily congratulating you on your good luck, we are, &c." If some of the pupils in our schools were to transcribe the adjectives in this extract they would find it a helpful exercise in grammar. I have not competed for a prize of this kind, and I'm wondering what I have done to attract such disinterested kindness. The letter is dated, London, Oct. 25, 1907. Now I know that philanthropists abound in Lon- don, but I do not believe there is one amongst them who would think of offering me a D- Gold Watch as a prize. I showed the letter to a friend to-day, and he at once pronounced it a swindle, or an attempt to swindle a fellow- man. Strange that the letter should have, on a piece of paper gummed on it, my auto- graph name in full—which must have been cut out of some document which I have signed. How this firm, which my friend describes as swindlers, obtained my signature is a mystery to me. I will reward their offer by withholding the 6/11. IORWERTH.
THE MOTOR STATION AT MELIDEN. Railway Company Declines to Alter Matters. In reply to one of the recent petitions to the Railway Company, a letter has been re- ceived by Mr J. Price, of Dyserth Castle, de- clining either to remove the present station at Meliden or to provide a new stopping-place for the residents of Lower Dyserth. The communication, which is signed by the General Manager, Sir Frederick Harrison, reads as follows Dear Sir,The requests contained in the memorial forwarded with your letter of the 17th August last, that our motor station at Meliden should be removed to a spot a little nearer to Prestatyn, and that an additional motor station should be provided at No. 4 Bridge, has been very carefully considered, and I beg to inform you that the Company do not at present see their way to accede to either of the requests, more especially as a petition influentially signed has been received to the effect that the station in Meliden is in the most convenient position for railway travellers, and that there appears to be no necessity to provide an additional station between Meliden and Dyserth. Yours faithfully, John B. Price, Esq., F. HARRISON. Dyserth Castle, Dyserth. In commenting on the letter Mr Price says it is a pity they could not see their way to an additional station at No 4 Bridge, as there is undoubtedly a necessity for one there, and more particularly for the accommodation of Lower Dyserth people. The want of shelters of some kind at the various stopping-places is also felt in wet weather."
WELSH NAMES. The Welsh surnames are mostly of the patronymic class and not very numerous at best. Christian names are also very limited in number, and hence the difficulty of in- dividualising people must be great in the more rural parts of the Principality. Where Evans, e.g., is very common it will not help you much to find that half of them have Evan as Christian name also,—Evan Evans—of which we personally know several instances. Where the Welsh surnames begin in P or B, that letter is generally a survival of the Ap, as Price ap Rhys, Bevan ap Evan, Bowen ap Owen, Pugh ap Hugh, &c. A good hit at the old Welsh practice of springing names together occurs in the play of Hir John Oldcastle, printed in 1600, in which ran the following conversation :— "Judge What bail? What sureties'?—Davy: Her Cozen, ap Rice, ap Evan, ap Morice, ap Morgan, ap Llewelyn, ap Madog, ap Meredith, ap Griffiths, ap Davies, ap Owen, ap Simkin- Jones.—Judge: Two of the efficient are enough.—Sheriff: And please your Lordship, these are all but one Burlesquing this troublesome fashion, a seventeenth century wit describes Welsh cheese as— Adam's own cousin-German by birth, Ap Curds, ap Milk, ap Cow, ap Grass, ap Earth.
Photographic Christmas Cards. — These should be ordered at once, so as to have them completed in good time. Many pretty designs at the Hillside Studio, „ Prestatyn. See advertisement on page 1.