T M. DA VIES, ) DISPENSING AND FAMILY Chemist, BODFOR ST. s WEST PARADE 4 TELEPHONICALLY CONNECTED), egs to announce that his Branch Establishment at Victoria Buildings, West Parade, IS NOW OPEN, replete with Fresh Drugs & Chemicals Of the FINEST QUALITY, And a Choice Assortment of INVALID & TOILET REQUISITES. In the absence of the Principal the Parade Shop will be in charge of a qualified Assistant, examined by the Pharmaceutical Society. T.M.D. tenders his best thanks for the support he Nihas received in the past, and hopes to be favoured with a continuance of esteemed patronage. National Telephone, No 2. Telegrams—"Ellis, Rhyl." "THE BEST IN THE WORLD." ELLIS'S CLENUVET WHISKEY. Guaranteed 12 Years Old. ASK FOR ELLIS'S RED DRAGON BRAND And See that you get it. Not a Headache in a Hogshead. Sole Proprietor- J.H- Ellis, 11&12 Water-st, Rhyl Full Price Lists of Wines, Spirits, &c., on application. H. A. STEER, WINE MERCHANT, 73 High Street, Rhyl. (Near the Fountain). GOLD LABEL HIGHLAND WHISKY As supplied to COL. CORNTFALLIS WEST, RutUn Castle during the u:8it of B.R.H. THE PRINOE OF WALES, May, 1898. Bass' Ales in 9 and 18 gallon casks from Is per gallon. Do., Pale Ale at 1 8 per gallon. Guinness' Dublin Stout, In cask and bottle John Jameson's Irish Whisky, Henri Normaa & Co's Cognac Brandy and Champagnes Bass & Co's Light Bottl'g Ale^—Imperial Pints, 2,6 per doz Hall Pints, 1/6 per dozon Sparkling Saumur; finest extra quality. Made and fermented on exactly the same principle as the finest Champagnes. Recommended with the utmost confidence to the connoisseur and invalid. Bottles. 42s doz.: Half Bottles, 24a. Telegrams—" Steer, Rhyl." Telephone—No. 3. Price Lists on Application. RODERICK DHU, OLD HIGHLAND WHISKEY. Awarded Prize Medal wherever exhibited. RODERICK DHU, The favourite Scotch Whiskey of the day RODERICK DHU. Has now an established reputation obtained through general merit alone. SOLD EVERYWHERE. In the firm's Trade-marked, Capsuled, and Registered Labelled Bottles. WRIGHT & GREIG, LTD., GLASGOW. (545
GOSSIP. A MERRY scene was witnessed outside the police station on Monday evening, and the small crowd, which quickly assembled, fully appreciated the humour thereof. One gentle- man in blue was energetically turning a barrel organ and having a gay time, whilst his con- freres were crowding to the window to see the unusual sight. The guardians of the peace take part in many sad dramas, but they are quick to seize upon the comedy of life also, whenever the opportunity is offered. WE understand that Mr J Roberts Jones, solicitor, of this town, is a candidate for the office of Coroner for Flintshire. The appoint- ment will be made by the County Council next week, and we are confident if Mr Roberts Jones is elected that he will maintain the dignity of the old Coroner's Court, and carry out its duties with dispassionate deliberation and efficiency. THE Revs 0 L Roberts (Liverpool) and J Towyn Jones (Cwmamman), who, it will be remembered, were deputed by the Welsh Congregational Union to visit the churches of the Principality in support of the Welsh Congregational Twentieth Century Fund, will begin their mission on the 12th instant in Monmouthshire. The first week in November will see them in Denbighshire and Flintshire. Their journeys will then be discontinued, and resumed about the middle of March. PwtXHEti has been much boomed as a it rising watering place." Consequently some visitors go there, and some of them, thinking perhaps that cleanliness is next to godliness, bathe on Sundays. Now the Town Councillors are aghast at the "unseemly practice of bathing and boating onj Sundays. They are going to secure special bye-laws to prevent it- if they can. THERE are not lesi than 34 publichouses in the Holywell Urban District, giving one house to every 78 persons. "Facilities for drinking :ire consequently numerous here, but we do not learn r-hat drunkenness prevails to a greater degree than it does in localities where the ratio of publichouses is not more than the fourth of the above. AT Wrexham Brewster Sessions the Deputy Chief Constable said that nearly all the cases of Sunday drunkenness, and a large proportion of the souvictions on week-days, were trace- s able to clubs, of which there are 13 in the < district. So the abolition of the publichouse is not a panacea for drunkenness. MORE properties are about to be offered for sale at Rhyl. The first auction is that to be conducted by Mr Geary on Tuesday, when "Montrose" and "West Dene," both in Butterton Road, newly-built and modernly constructed buildings, will be placed under the hammer. FROM different reports from the various fishing stations on the Dee, it would appear that the season in some respects has been a poor one, while from other aspects it has been up to a fair average. Some of the draft boats at Connah s Quay and the Estuary appear to have had a very good season. But while the luck of these seems to have been almost con- sistent, other fishermen in the same neighbour- hood have fared badly. Those fishing in the Chester portion of the river have had a very poor year, probably more unremunerative than for many years back. This, of course, can be accounted for by the long-continued drought and the consequent low ebb at which the stream has run all summer. WITH the promise of a return to fine weather the prospect of a fair completion of the corn harvest has become considerably brighter. When the skies are overcast, and there is an extensive rainfall for several days together at this season of the year, wheat growers are apt to be cast down but when the sunshine breaks out again, as it has done during the past week, it follows naturally that hope springs once more of a fair finish to the many cares and anxieties that beset the farmer's life. WE understand with satisfaction that Judge r_- Bowen Rowlands has taken the Gables, Bath Street, on a long lease from the owner, Mr H G Little. NN,ff E-N so much insincere clap-trap is uttered by magistrates at licensing sessions, it is quite refreshing to find that Major Dyson, who sat on the bench at Flint, is not disposed to play to the teetotal gallery. He said that there was a tendency to look upon publicans as only somewhat better than criminals. He (the speaker) was not one of those persons. He looked upon them as very useful and necessary for the welfare of the community.
LIST OF VISITORS. The Grosvenor, 12 East Parade.—Mrs Cooke, Wollaston Misses & Master Cooke, do Mrs P.awlinson b, and n, Swinton Mrs Marino Sour- mely, Wolverhampton Miss Violet Hill, do Children & Governess of H Meynell Esq, do, J W Hollins Esq, York Mrs Hcllins, do Master Jack Hollins do Mrs Campbell, Manchester Miss Boden, London Walcot Shand Esq, Chester Mrs & The Misses do; Mr & Mrs Hill f, & m, W'pton S Warehurst Esq J.P., Stalybridge Misses Ware- hurst (4) do Mr & Mrs Lunt & f, Manchester Mr & Mrs Madell & f, Huddersfield. 19 Princess Street (Mrs Robinson).—Miss Clif- ton, Birmingham, Miss L Clifton do Mr and Mrs Thorton do. 35 Bedford Street (Misses Slatter).Nir and Mrs Jones & f, Buckley; Mr & Mrs Law, Birmingham Mr Gowland, Spennymoore. 22 Water Street (Miss Furber).—Mrs Frank Groves, Dudley Miss Dolly Grove do Miss Jessie Whitmore do Mr & Mrs Scamlan, Oldham Miss Welling do Mr & Mrs Howarth do; Mrs and Miss Bushby, Redditch Master P Bushbv do; Mr & Mrs Horton, B'ham; Mr A Horton do; Miss Edith Furber, Oldham; Mr Cyril Furber do. 11 Clwyd St (Mrs Bevan).—Mr and Mrs J W Hooton, Wylde Green, Master J Hooton do. I Cobden Terrace (Mrs Yardley).—G Jones, Esq, Wp'ton, Mrs Jones do Master B Smith, B'ham
ST. ASAPH. THE BISHOP ON VOLUNTARY SCHOOL. — At Rossett, on Tuesday, Mrs Edwards, wife of the Bishop of St. Asaph, opened a two days' bazaar, which is being held for the liquidation of a debt ap- proaching E200 on the national schools of the parish. Replying to a vote of thanks to Mrs Edwards, i the Bishop said that during the last fifty years the Church had done a great deal for education in that parish, the Churchmen had been throughout that half century generous and coasistent in their sup- port of the voluntary schools, and therefore in doing what they could for the education of the people of that parish. He thought there was nothing more important to the work of the Church than the maintenance of their national schools. They might hear people say, I am not in favour of national schools I think we ought to have a more logical system." But there were a great many things in this world which were not logical which yet worked very well. For instance, the British Constitution could not be called a very logical institution from that point of view, but it worked very well. The denominational system was going to stay with them, and it would be well for all parties to recognise that. They had no hostility to the Board school system they wished them well in their efforts, but they were deter- mined to maintain their national schools, and there was no cause which he could commend to the generosity of Church people with such perfect con- fidence as the support of the national schools. He thought Voluntary Schools deserved at the hands of the Government a more generous recognition than they had had in the past, and his own con- viction was that such a recognition was at the door, and if the supporters of Voluntary schools urged their recognised and well-established claims with moderation and unanimity, they would be recog- nised at a very early date, and the strain-far too great—which had been placed on the supporters of the schools would in the near future be materially lightened, and the work made much more easy and much more efficient. While main- taining their voluntary schools they did not wish to maintain them at the cost of efficiency in edu- cation. In order to avoid that possible risk they must make their claims known to the authorities of the country. CATHEDRAL SERVICE ^IST.—Sunday, Sept S :— 11: Service, Garrett in D; Anthem, "Wherewithal shall a young man" (Elvey). 3-30: Service, Gar- rett in D; Anthem, "0 where fhall wisdom (Boyce) 6-15 Chants and hymns Organ recital after service.—Thursday, Sept 12, 11-30: Service, Sullivan in D Anthem, Turn Thy face (Att- wood).—Saturday, Sept 14, 3-15 Service, Wes- ley in F Anthem, 0 that I knew" (Bennett;.
IN MEMORIAM. WOOD-In loving memory of my dear sen, l'om, Wood, who departed this life on 1st September, 1898. Age 27 years. Not my will, O Lord, but Thine be done."
COLWYN BAY. CONSIDERABLE consternation has been caused by the announcement that the concert season next year at the Pier Pavilion will be of only two months' duration, instead of six months as hereto- fore. The reason given for the curtailment is lack of support from the residents, who also actively opposed the directors at the licensing sessions. DEATH OF )1&5 HIGNETT.—It is with sincere regret that we record the death, on Friday morning last, after a brief illness, of Mrs Ada Charlotte Agnes Hignett, the wife of Mr Percy Hignett, solicitor, of Dingle Bank, Colwyn Bay. The deceased lady, who was 39 years of age, was the daughter of Mr R Lloyd, of Rhyl, and she leaves a husband and a little daughter to mourn her loss. Great sympathy throughout the town and district is felt with the bereaved relatives in their sorrow. The funeral took place at Llan- drillo on Monday afternoon, and was of a private character. During the service ia the church, the hymn "Peace, perfect peace" was sung. The clergy who officiated in the church and at the graveside were the Revs Thomas Taylor, vicar of Ince, near Wigan (a cousin of Mr Hignett), Canon Roberts, and the Rev J Griffiths. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths.
RUTHIN. FIRK.—On Tuesday morning a fire was discovered to be devouring at the shop of Messrs E P Jones, and Son, grocers. The tire brigade turned out and the lire was soon prevented from spreading, after causing damage roughly estimated it £ 100. Rats among the matches is assigned as the cause.
Just like a Government "Depart- ment An army pelisioner neglected to lodge he necessary certificates proving that he was alive in June and July, but lodged a certificate in respect of August. Here is the comment of the red*tape department:—"There ia no evidence that was alive in Jnne and July, so that instalments for those months cannot be paid!" ||
LICENSED PROPERTY SALE 1 AT RHYL. It is not often that speculators get a chance of buying such valuable licensed property in Rhyl as that which was offered at the Westminster Hotel on Tuesday afternoon by Mr W Dew. The property offered for sale included that well-known hotel, the White Lion, situated in High Street, Rhyl, which is said to be one uf the oldest in the town. There was a capital attendance, and much interest was centred in the sale. After the con- ditions of sale had been read, the Auctioneer briefly introduced the property, and said that anyone who had intended to purchase the White Lion would have made enquiries as to the trade the house was doing at present and had done in the past. But they must not depend solely on that, for he advised them to look to the future as to what trade could be done in the house, if certain improvements were carried out. He felt sure the trade could be doubled. Rhyl, as they all knew, was rapidly growing, and would soon be the leading resort on the coast, if it made as big strides in the future as it had done in the past. As an old resident, he had watched its growth and popularity with interest. :They in Rhyl were fortunate in having gentlemen of sound sense and ability on their Council. The town had passed through a lot of trouble, but it had outlived that, and was now enjoying great popularity. It was the nearest seaside resort to the large towns of England, and that was a great advantage. Then there was the proposed new railway from Liverpool and district, which was calculated to shorten the journey by three-quarters of an hour. Referring again to the White Lien Hotel, the Auctioneer said the house did a large beer and spirit trade, in addition to a very large commercial business. It was one of the first houses built in Rhyl, and was known all over the Principality. Another special feature was the great posting business done in the yard, there being about 60 horses stabled there daily. There was plenty of room for development, and he commended the house as a real good investment. He would be pleased to receive their bidding.—The hotel was started at X3,000, and rose rather briskly by bids of 9500. No further bid was given beyond X7,000, and the property was withdrawn.-Lot 2 con- sisted of the Queen's Arms Inn, Vale Road, Rhyl. The auctioner said this licensed freehold public- house appeared to be quite a little Klondyke,' for he noticed that no less than 186 barrels of beer were sold during the past year. It was let at a rent of £ 60 and the cottage, which went in the same lot, brought in a sum of C12 a year.— Bidding was started at 91,000, and proceeded quietly to 12,300, when it was withdrawn.— Nottingham House, which :possesses an off-beer license, and is situated in Vale Road, was offered next. The auctioneer said a large and continuous out-door trade was done at this house, in fact 196 barrels and a bottling trade to the extent of about JE85 was carried on last year. It was let at a yearly rental of 950.-The lot was started at £ 1,000,and by bids of 9100, rose rapidly to £ 1,670. This lot was eventually bought by Messrs J Marston, Thompson and Son, brewers, of Burton- on-Trent, the price being £ 1,700. Messrs Bromley, Jones and Co. were the solicitors concerned. Subsequent to the sale, the Queen's Arms was sold to Messrs Marston Thompson & Son for 92,300. In this firm Mr G A Taverner, of this town, is largely interested.
RHYL FOOTBALL CLUB. The executive of the Rhyl Football Club are rapidly preparing for the coming season, which is to be opened by a practice match on Saturday afternoon at 3-30. Several new players will be tried, and although the men have not yet had any practice, a good game should be witnessed. The benefit concert given last week proved a gratifying success, and the committee have returned thanks to Mr Williams and his troupe in the following letter Dear sir,—I am instructed by my com- mittee to tender your their heartiest thanks for your generosity towards them, in giving a benefit concert last Monday evening. The crowded audience assembled on that occasion bears striking testimony to the well-deserved popularity of your Merrie Men," and the general excellence of the programme sustained by them commanded the warmest eulogy from all present. My committee, therefore, take this opportunity of thanking you for the third annual benefit given by you to them. They shall be pleased to become patrons of your hardy annual,' and wish you a bumper' house on that occasion.—I am, dear sir, yours faithfully, R. John Hughes, Hon. Sec."
RHYL GOLF CLUB. LADIES' COMPETITIONS. A most successful meeting, in beautiful weather, was held on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, begin- ning on Monday with the ladies' monthly medal, for which there were 12 competitors, resulting as follows Gross. Hdcp. Nett. Miss Vinning 112 36 76 Miss G B Pennant 109 32 77 Miss Haynes So 7 78 Miss Mainwaring 99 14 85 Miss E Roberts 104 18 86 Miss Pennant 100 13 87 Mrs Frost 104 12 92 lrs Duncan Miller 127 33 94 A] iss E F Shand 109 13 96 Mrs Batters 133 36 97 Miss Roberts 105 5 100 Miss Shand JIO 10 10C On Tuesday the same ladies competed for the captain s (Miss Roberta) prize, which was for the aggregrate best returns of that and the previous day's play (under handicap), 36 holes. Result :— Gross. Hep. Nett. Miss Vinning 225 72 153 Miss G B Pennant 226 64 162 iMiss Haynes 179 14 165 Mrs Frost 205 24 181 Mrs Duncan Miller 218 66 185 Mrs Batters 221 72 185 Miss E F Shand 213 26 187 Miss Shand 216 20 196 The others made no return. In the afternoon of the same day Mr 0 G Roberts kindly offered a prize for approaching and putting, which resulted in a very close finish, Miss Mainwaring and Miss Vinning tieing with nine strokes each, three others being ten. Eventually, Miss Mainwaring beat Miss Vinning by one stroke.
CWM. BCRIAL.On Thursday, the 29th ult, the remains of Miss Frances Jones, Tyddynlike, were interred in the new piece of ground added lately to Cwm Parish Churchyard. She was but 25 years old, and it seems that she was attacked by typhoid fever when away about a month ago on her holidays. On August 26th death put an end to her pain. She had been in service at Bryn Arthur, St Asaph, during the last two years, where she also died. She was of an affectionate disposition, and much respected by every one that knew her. She was brought up a Churchwoman, and remained faithful. Wreaths were kindly sent by the following friends :—Misses Rees, The Vicar- age Mrs Lewis, Plas-yn-Cwm Mr and Mrs R Jones, Miss Maggie Jones, Miss J Anwyl, Miss M Habberley, Miss M A Groom, Mrs Blimstone, Mr and Mrs Williams, Captain and Mrs Heaton, Bryn Arthur Miss Beatrice Evans, Mrs Tomkinson and family, Misses Alice and Susie Jones, Bryn Arthur's house- 1 hold, Miss Gwladys Tomkinson, Mr and Mrs Roberts, Glanclwyd; Mr Tom Roberts, Children at Glanclwyd, Mrs and Miss Williams, < Waen Villa Mr Tom Jones. Dyserth Miss £ C Jones, Mr and Mrs Buckthought, Denbigh j Miss Lizzie Batten, Messrs Roberts, Prestatyn, j The funeral was one of the largest ever seen j at Cwm. Her parents beg to tender their most 1 sincere thanks to all for the kind sympathy i shown towards them in their bereavement. 1
Mal de Mer." In the notes on seasickness which Dr Hugh Tay- lor contributes to the Lancet, there is not much comfort to be derived by the sufferer from that dis- tressing ailment. He tells us-speaking from a five years' experience in the North Atlantic passen- ger service, that the doctor has no means, either by drugs or otherwise, of controlling the sickness something which may act as a palliative to a patient during one voyage being useless the next. He has never seen any of the quack remedies do the slight- est good and although he has seen relief afforded by certain remedies which he names, his remarks go to show that regulation of the general health is, after all, the best safeguard from the more distress- ing forms of inal ere mer." A farewell dinner or jollification is, he tells us, the worst possible pre- paration for a sea voyage a far more sensible, 'but less festive preparation beinf a blue pill and seid- Utz powders.
OLD FALSE TEETH BOUGHT. rull value in cash or offer per return of post. R. D. & J. B. Fraser, Ltd., Princea St., Ipswich, he largest and oldest buyers ia the worldj j
MRS DE MERSY'S BENEFIT I CONCERT. We are in the midst of the benefit season, and the demands made upon the public purse are necessarily considerable. In a growing and popular town like Rhyl many attractions are required in order to provide fun and enjoyment for the crowds of visitors who come and go during the season. In this respect Rhyl is certainly not behind the times, for there are enouh attractions provided to suit all tastes. The organiser of the Pierrot troupe had a capital benefit last week, Mr Williams will get his next week, and Mrs De Mersy had one on Wednesday night. The Rhyl Promenade Band has, by its skilful and tuneful playing of the most up-to-date and classical music, proved to be one of Rhyl's leading features, and therefore the organiser of such a band is deserving of the highest recognition at the hands of the public. That organiser is Mrs De Mersy, and it is with great pleasure that we have to record such a magnificent benefit as that given at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening. The building was crowded, which is practical evidence of the public's appreciation of the band. The programme was an exceedingly good one, and comprised several tasty items. That old Rhyl favourite, Madame Emilie Young, as usual, moved her hearers to applause in each of her songs while Miss Felicia Loveless earned well deserved encores. The Scottish Meister Glee Singers, who, by the way, are leaving Rhyl next week to fulfil their winter engagements, again proved themselves to be a quartette of more than ordinary ability. Each one possesses a very clear and sweet voice, and their blending and pronunciation is perfect. Mr Richard Hanlon was loudly applauded for his songs, as was also Master Arthur Mohr for a skilful piccolo solo. A grand finish to the concert was made by the Rhyl Orchestral Society, under the able conductorship of Mr J Asher. The piece was the chorus from Wagner's famous opera, Tannhauser," and it was gone through in a manner which reflected the greatest credit on every member of this talented and well-trained band of musicians..The chorus was sung by the voluntary choir with plenty of weight and effect, indeed, the whole performance was well worthy of the loud applause which was given at the close.
North Wales Coast Football League. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the above was held at the Erskine Arms Hotel, Conway, on Thursday even- ing. The retiring president, Mr T B Farrington, sent a letter apologising for non-attendance, and Mr Berrie (Rhyl) was voted to the chair, there being also present Messrs T Hampshire (Bangor), H J Angel (Carnarvon), W McMullan (Holyhead), R J Hughes (Rhyl), and C E P Jones (Hon. Sec.). The balance sheet, showing a surplus ofC4 15s Id, was adopted, subject to audit by Mr R J Hughes. A lettter was read from Holywell resigning their membership, in consequence of having joined the Chester and District League. It was resolved that the League should consist of Bangor, Carnarvon, Holyhead, Llanrwst, Rhyl, and three other clubs to be selected at the next meeting, the Secretary in the meantime to advertise the vacancies, and invite applications by the 14th inst. Mr Berrie (Rhyl) was unanimously elected President for the ensuing season, and, in returning thanks, intimated that he had been commissioned to complete and edit a Coast Footbalf Directory," which would be issued in a week or so, dealing exclusively with football clubs and players on the Coast. Mr J Hampshire was re-elected treasurer, and Mr C E P Jones, hon secretary. Fixtures were made for the coming season by the representatives present.
The Bishop of Ripon on Religion at the Seaside. THE VISITORS' FORGOTTEN" DUTY." At Morecambe, a bazaar was opened in aid of the building fund of St Barnabas's Church, at the West end of the town. At the ceremony on Wednesday the Bishop of Ripon delivered an address remarking that it was at Morecambe that people from the large cities and manufacturing centres of the two most active, most energetic, and best cricketing counties in England met. Whenever men were working to achieve good, there should those be who were in sympathy with them. He ventured to put in a protest against that parochial spirit which did so much harm not only to national life but to Chris- tian charity. Why should they say that parochial limits were to be the limits of their sympathies ? He had often considered, with a view to striking a balance, which was the harder—the position of the town clergyman or the position of Ithe country clergyman but of all the clergy the man whose lot was cast in a place which depended upon the plea- sures of others was in a more difficult position than any other. His population was always ebbing and y n flowing, and unfortunately the flow did not always mean an increase of support, while the ebb left him still with the same machinery and the same num- ber of churches which were required to meet the exigencies of the fully-tied time of the town's pop- ulation. He might whisper between themselves that visitors to health resorts did not always real- ize their responsibility towards the place from which they were hoping to receive benefit. He certainly did know some watering-places where because people were there for health they were there also for enjoyment. The very splendour of the season and the constant variety of recreation so operated upon their minds and lives that they sometimes forgot the old-fashioned English word- duty. In the midst of pleasure they should re- member that duty was one of the highest achieve- ments possible to the human mind.
Spanish and Welsh at a Discount. In the recently published report of the Oxford Local Examinations it was stated that the author- ities had decided to exclude Spanish and Welsh from the curriculum for 1902, on account, so the public were given to understand, of the small demand that exists for those two languages. According to the authorities of the Oxford Local Examinations, there is little or no demand for Spanish-in fact, there is as little demand for it as Welsh, the spoken language of a million of people
Breakfast is often spoiled by • + ine poorness of the Coffee. It 2 j can be made any strength by using x B SYMINGTON'S Edinburgh Coffee J
MOLD. ANNUAL SHEEP SALE.-On Monday at the Grosvenor Street Auction Mart, Mr J E Davies held his annual sale of store sheep and lambs, when a fine selection could be made from the 4,500 lambs, wethers and gitnmers exhibited. The inclemency of the weather probably accounted for the unusually large attendance of buyers, many of whom would otherwise have been engaged in the corn harvest. The following were the prices realised :—Cross-bred, Leicester, and Scotch ewe and wether lambs, 15s to 20s black-faced wether lambs, lis 3d Cheviot wether lambs, 12s 3d Shropshire and cross-bred Shropshire ewe and wether lambs, 20s to 31s 6d Lleyn ewe and wether lambs, 19s Lleyn ewes, 375 3d; cross- bred Shropshire ewes, 36s to 40s 6d.
DYSERTH. PROPERTY SALE.—Mr Joseph Williams offered two substantially-built houses, known as Hiraddug Villas, and situated at Ochr-y-foel, Dyserth, at the Mostyn Hotel, Rhyl, 0n Tuesday afternoon. —The auctioneer, in introducing the property, said he had been told that there was not a single empty house in Ochr-y-foel at present. This showed the value of the houses. The place was rapidly becoming popular among visitors and, being close to it had a bright future. Dyserth had been °f visitors all the summer in fact, additional house accommodation was sadly needed in this lovely district. The two houses were let at a total yearly rental of £ 34.—The bidding started at £300, and rose to E380, when it was withdrawn. Messrs Bromley, Jones, and Co., Rhyl, were the solicitors for the vendors. CONCERT.—On Thursday evening the annua concert in connection with the Sleight Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids was held at the National Schools, when the room was crowded. Mr R. Llewelyn Jones, C.C., Rhyl, presided, and in the course of his opening remarks, said that although the membership of the Lodge numbered 101, still he was a bit disappointed, as there should be a larger number of members of a society of this kind in Dyserth, and he hoped that each member would endeavour to persuade one man each to join, and so by next year increase the membership to 202. If some of those who now were obliged to obtain parish relief had joined a Society of this kind in their youth and kept up their membership, there would be no necessity for him to witness the sight of an old working man coming to the Board Room at St. Asaph seeking relief. He hoped all young men there that night would give the subject the con- sideration it deserved. The artistes included Miss Ada Williams and Miss S A -lones (Rhyl) Mr Humphreys (Rhyl), Mr Willie Wynne (Rhuddlan), &c. Also the Hiraddug Malo Voice Choir con- tributed several items in creditable manner, Miss Thomas was the accompanist,
RE-OPENING OF CWM CHURCH. I The renovation of the ancient Parish Church of Cwm, dedicated to the Welsh saints Mael and Sulian, has been practically completed, and the formal re-opening took place yesterday. The Building Committee were fortunate in securing the Lord Bishop of the Diocese as its chairman, and with whom the parishioners co-operated most heartily in bringing about the desired results. The restoration work was entrusted to most capable bands, an ecclesiastical architect of no mean merits, careful and considerate in handling ancient edifices—Mr Harold Hughes, of Bangor. The work consisted in re-building part of the east end, repairing the roof, repointing the walls on the outside, plastering inside, painting wall and roof. The old rotten flooring was taken up, and the floor laid in concrete and wood blocks. The windows were reglazed and all ancient pieces of glass collected and placed in the centre of the east window. The old font was fixed on a new base of freestone. The ramshackle gallery at the west end was taken down, the space below it thrown into the church, and a small vestry partitioned off on the south west side of the aisle, The west door, which had not been opened for fenerations, has been once more thrown open to its original purpose. The seats were re-varnished and the yard channelled all round the church. Old coffin lids and other slabs have been carefully preserved, and the figure fragment of the old churchyard cross set on a stone bracket. The work has been carried out by Mr Edward Williams, Dyserth. Among the special gifts were-an altar cloth by Mrs Tallents, Bryn- llithrig; kneeling material and alms dish, Rev H Rees, M.A. (Vicar's son) two altar candlesticks, Mrs H Rees; two lamps, Mr E Lewis Evans, Rhyl antependium, two lady friends. The festival commenced with an early celebra- tion of the Holy Communion. At three o'clock an English service was held, when the sacred edifice was crowded to the door. Parishioners vied with neighbours from other parishes in evincing an interest in the service, and joining heartily in the singing of the hymns. Mr J Owen Hughes, Rhuddlan, played the harmonium, and Mr Edward Evans acted as conductor. The Vicar (Rev T Major Reos) impressively read the service, the first lesson being read by the Vicar of Rhuddlan, and the second by the Dean of St Asaph. The Lord Bishop, who had offered up special col- lects, preached the sermon, taking as his text Deut. xxx. 15 "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil." His Lordship, in the course of his sermon, said that the Church had encountered and survived many a storm, remaining ever the same in its nature, and professing still the same creed as that of the apostles. The Chnrch was the anvil on which all hammers had been broken. What, he might ask, would have happened to this country if the Church had been non-existent during the past 500 years. They now lived in the age of utilitarianism, when men insisted upon value received. That was not, he thought a bad standard. It was not a bad test of the work of the church, and of how far it was able to rise to its opportunities in the various parishes. He thought the words of the text were applicable to them that day in that parish, on the renovation and restora- tion of God's house, which should be a centre of spiritual life, and an inspirer of holy influences. The restoration, of which he knew a good deal, had not been an easy matter. The parish was a small one, and much could not be expected from the parishioners. Still they had come forward most readily with their help, and restored a church which for its antiquities they might well be proud of. Great credit was due to those who had provided for the work, and to those who had carried it out. It had been admirably done. But there was still about £150 required to carry out some necessary things. That was the third church with which he had had to do some- thing in connection with consecration or restora- tion this week, and Cwm was about the last unrestored church in the diocese. That was a significant fact, and an indication of the good work done in that direction in the diocese. It was an incentive to them to go on. The offertory amounted to ZCIO 18s. After service visitors were entertained to tea at the Vicarage and in the Schoolroom. In the evening a Welsh service was held, when the Archdeacon of St Asaph delivered the sermon to a large congregation.
Miserly Manners make Morecambe Miserable. Morecambe is said to be in a parlous way, and no wonder, if the stories published in contempora- ries, a few of which are given below, represant the normal experience of its caterers. The local paper says that two excursionists went into a restaurant and asked for a cup of tea, which when it came, they divided between them. It is also stated that the spectacle of a visitor making a meal off bread and brawn in the hotel bars is a very common one, and that very recently a party professed to be amazed when told by the pro- prietor of a high class restaurant that he could not supply the whole company with hot water for twopence, and allow the use of knives, forks, plates, salt, and mustard. We have only room for another story. Thirty trippers went into the special parlour of a refreshment house and there ordered a cup of tea or coffee each. They produced their own provisions. As they occupied the room for over an hour in the busiest part of the day, and their bill only came to about four shil- lings, the unlucky proprietor of the restaurant must have been sadly out of pocket through his careful patrons.
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS. Diseases of the skin. No case of disease of the skin, be its nature what it may, has failed to be benefited when these potent remedies have been properly applied. In scrofulous and scorbutic affections they are especially serviceable. Scurvy and eruptions, which had resisted all other modes of treatment, and gradually become worse, have been completely cured by Holloway's cooling Ointment and purifying Pills, which root out the disease from the blood itself, and leave the constitution free from every morbid taint. In the nursery, Holloway's Ointment should ever be at hand it will give ease in sprains, contusions, burns, Ecalds, and infantile eruptions and may always safely be applied by any ordinary attendant.
ABERGELE. MRS TIIOJIAS and family, 3 Penybanc, Abergele, (lesire to return their most grateful thanks to all friends for the numerous kind expressions of sympathy during their recent sad bereavement. THE visitors are this week departing rapidly, and in another fortnight there will be but few left. On the whole the season has been a good one, and fewer complaints have been heard from Abergele and Pensarn than from some more pre- tentious neighbouring watering places. THE man Aber sale resulted in nett proceeds amounting to £ 70. THE lifeboat men of Llanddulas were enter- tained to a substantial dinner at the Railway Hotel, on Wednesday evening, through the generosity of the Earl of Dundonald. The Rector and Mr Faichney presided. The Rector spoke strongly against the proposed removal of the boat to Colwyn Bay.
PRESTATYN. THE Sale cf Work held last week produced 940, after the payment of expenses, a sum which must be considered a very satisfactory one. In addition to those in charge mentioned last week we have to add the narres of Miss Guest, Mrs Freelands, and Mrs H Tilston Jones. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The Foreign Mission anniversary services in connection with the Methodist Trinity Church, Prestatyn, were held on Sunday. The Rev T G Candlin, president of the Methodist New Connexion, and for 23 years a missionary in North China, preached capital sermons both morning and evening. There were large congreg-tions.-A missionary meeting for young people was held in the afternoon. Mr Robert Meldrum, of Lymm, presided. The Rev T G Candlin gave an interesting address, attired in Chinese garb, on Mission work and life in China.The annual missionary meeting was held on Monday evening. Mr John Wesley Meldrum, of Bowden, presided, and he was supported by the Rev W J Townsend, Rev F Jewell, Rev E Alty (Hawarden), and Rev J S Jones (Hyde). Mr Candlin, it is interesting to note, was present at Tientsin and Shantung during the worst of the Boxer riots, and with many others had some hair- breadth escapes from danger and death. The rev gentleman, in the course of his lecture, gave interesting details of some of the thrilling experi- ences the missionaries and native Christians under- went during the persecutions and rebellion. A number of limelight views were shown by the aid of a powerful magic lantern, | JMessrs Harry May and Vernon Russell, who have been so efficient and popular in the minstrel Troupe this summer, will take a well deserved benefit on Wednesday.
ST. GEORGE. TIIE visit of Princess Louise of Schleswig Holstcin to Kinmel has been the great topic of this neighbourhood. The other day a number of old people, residing in and near St George, were invited to Kinmel, where they had tea, &c. The l'rinccss shook hands with them all. She and the old folk appeared to be much at home with each other.
RHYL DISTRICT. 1 NOTICE TO SMOKERS.—Geo. Brookes' establishmen Club Building, Market Street, is the cheapest and bes house in town or obaccos. Post orders attended to with promptness. For "Home-made Bread' and Confectionery, you can't do better than call at JONES BROS', Liverpoo House, Prestatyn. SPECIAI. PURCHASE of Household Drapery, Table and other Linens, Lace Curtains, Sideboard Covers, Towels, Towellings, etc., and are now being offered at tempting low prices at Hubbards, The Cash Drapers, Commerce House, 21 and 25 Wellington road, Rhyl. JONES BROS, Prestatyn, still ead with their Challenge Blend Tea," and are unsurpassed with their Bread and Cakes. STILL LEADING.R. Lloyd, Bodfor Street, begs to call attention to his SIMNEL and EASTER CAKES. Made on the premises, and of excellent quality. Orders now taken. Denbighshire and Flintshire Show held at Mold.— 1st, 2nd, and two Highly Commended Dairies of Cheshire Cheese were bought by ROOSE & Co., S.P.Q.R. Stores and are on Sale at Ordinary Prices. GKAND Snow of New Goods in all Department neluding special purchase of Dress Materials bought a advantageous prices, and will be found worth you earnest attention.—Hubbard, The Cash Drapers, 2,1 and 25 Wellington Road, Rhyl. COOL Refrigerating Rooms for Meat are most valuable during hot weather. They are in use at Lawrence's butcher, 13 High Street, Rhyl. Denbighshire fand Flintshire Show held at Mold.— 1st Prize Honey bought by RoosE & Co., S.P.Q.R. Stores. C.E. Zenana Mission. The Local Secretary begs to acknowledge with thanks, receipt ot the foHowing sums collected on the sands -Misses 0 & M Summerhill and E Walter, 15s 6d; Miss Hubbard, Commerce House, 3s 6d; Miss Jane A Williams, 32 West Parade, 2s. Royal Alexandra Hospital. The Lady Superintendent gratefully acknow- ledges the following collections :—M, Bournville, Miss Price, Reggie and Frank Elcock, Reggie and Laurence Price, George and Kathleen Perrins, Lily Stowe, Norman Cliff and Gwendolen Hum- phreys, The Misses Rainsford. Rhyl Amateur Swimming Club. The second annual championship of the above was held at the Marine Lake on Thursday last. There were six competitors: W Thomas (holder), W Denton, Ivor Morris, Trevor Jones, Vernon Jones, and R Salt. A capital start was made, and W Denton immediately took the lead, which he maintained to the end Ivor Morris being a good second Mr F J Gamlin officiated as judge, whilst Mr J Roberts Jones acted as starter. Rhyl Choral Society. As will be seen in our advertisement columns the annual general meeting of the Rhyl Choral Society will be held at the Board Room, Town Hall, on Fri- day next. The chair is to be taken by Mr W J P Storey, J.P., and all members of the Society are earnestly invited to attend. As is well known, the Society has done excellent work in the town during the two years of its existence, and it is pleasing to note that a substantial balance in hand is left over from last year. Mr. E. H. Williams' Benefit Concert. We have great pleasure in calling the attention of our numerous readers to the fact that on Thursday next, Mr E H Williams, proprietor of the Rhyl Merrie Men, will take his complimentary benefit. It would be usefess for us to repeat the many qualities of Mr Williams as a public enter- tainment caterer, for they are well known in fact his name is a household word, and his troupe have, by their excellent performances, earned praise from the press and public alike. The programme on Thursday will be an entirely new one, and a splendid entertainment is guaranteed. The Town Hall is sure to be full, so our advice is Go early and secure a front seat." Royalty at Rhyl. Princess Louisa Augusta, daughter of Princess Christian, paid a visit to Rhyl on Tuesday after- noon, accompanied by Lady Florentia Hughes (wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire) and the Hon Mary Hughes, who is companion to Her Royal Highness. The day was beautifully fine, and Rhyl was seen at its best. The Princess was shown all the places of interest, the Promenade and Marine Lake being visited, and appeared much pleased with all she saw. She frequently acknowledged the salutes of the many persons who recognised her. The Princess left about tea-time for Kinmel Hall,where she has been staying for the past fortnight, Grand Pavilion Theatre. Lovers of a good, hearty, honest laugh will have their fill for the first three nights of next week at the above place of entertainment, when the Pavilion Management will present Mr George Robertson's band of players in "Facing the Music." This piece was originally produced at the Strand Theatre, London, where it ran for nearly 200 nights. The company includes that sterling comedian, Mr J J Dallas, connected for many years with the Gaiety, Strand, Avenue, and Lyceum Theatres, and who has toured with some of the most successful productions ever sent out of London. Miss Bessie Major will also play her original part of Mrs Pouting, the character which she made so entirely her own at the Strand. The comedy will be preceded by a very clever little one-act play, entitled The Setting of the Sun," by Charles Hannan, author of A Cigarette Maker's Romance." Sacred Concerts. A capital audience assembled at the Grand Pavilion Theatre on Sunday night, and were rewarded for their attendance by hearing an exceptionally good programme. Madame Juanita Jones and Mr Thomas Thomas were the specially engaged vocalists. Both acquitted themselves in a manner which left nothing to be desired, and they were several times encored.—On Sunday next the Sacred Concert should be largely patronised, inasmuch as Augusta Van Biene, who has made his name famous in the musical world with his 'cello solos in the "Broken Melody," a play of great popularity, will appear while Miss Helene Valme, the renowned contralto, is also announced to appear. Comic Football Match. The Merrie Men" have added yet another form of entertainment to their already long list They recently proved themselves to be experts at cricket, at which they hold the world's record but according to their form at football they look as if they could provide a sensation in the English Cup, that is, of course, if Mr Williams can see his way to enter them in the national competition. On Monday afternoon the Niggers accepted a challenge from the boarders at Chilwell's Hotel, and in spite of being without their sturdy chief, they put paid to the lodgers'" account in no mean style, and ran out winners by five goals to one. The" Merrie Men" danced and pranced all over their opponents, in fact they jumped on them several times. In running, kicking, shooting, and for skilful manipulation of the ball there was only one team in it, and that team was the Niggers." It is a pity the directors of one of our large football clubs were not present, or it is certain that such men as Charlie Drew, Fred Lake, Squire Wyndham, and several others would be seen figuring in one of our prominent clubs. Rhyl Yacht Club. The race for the challenge cup on the Marine Lake last Saturday was very close and interesting. Six of the 12 feet C.B. class competed, viz. Zaza, Mr Fielding Kate, Mr E H Lewis Nanna, Mr H Hughes; Magnet, Mr H T Roberts; Gloria II, Mr J Pierce-Lewis; and Eileen, Mr Shepherd. There was a fairly strong breeze from the West North-west. Captain Stubbs, the officer of the day, started the boats at 3.36. It was a pretty sight to see the boats manomvering for places between guns, all the boats being capitally handled, and they crossed the line close together. Gloria worked out a fair lead before the first mark was reached, but the rest of the fleet got there in a cluster, and very careful handling was needed to prevent fouls. Eileen was the second boat to get round, but Magnet quickly got into the second position, and a hard race throughout took place between her and Gloria, 30 seconds only dividing them at the finish, Gloria maintaining first position. A still harder and more exciting race ensued between Zaza and Nanna for third place, Zaza ultimately beating Nanna by 10 seconds only while Kate and Eileen had a great fight for the next position, Kate winning by seconds only. It was decidedly one of the best races of the season. After the race was over the crews were photo- graphed by Captain Stubbs. The boats, while under way, were snapped at almost every flag, the knights of the camera being present in force. No doubt some very pretty pictures were obtained. The next race will be sailed on the Marine Lake to-day (Saturday), at 3.30 p.m. The Sign of the Cross at the Grand Pavilion. Mr Wilson Barrett's great dramt The Sign of the Cross" was the bill of fare provided at the Grand Pavilion Theatre on Monday and two fol- lowing nights. It is the intention of the owner of the copyright to withdraw the piece in a few weeks' time, and therefore it is quite possible that the public will not get another chance of witness- ing, what has proved to be the most remarkable play of modern times, at least not for several years to come. The Press, ministers of all denominations and many public men have never ceased to applaud Had praise its many qualities, aud the valuable lessons which it has placed before the public, has made it a piece which will ever be remembered. The late Mr W E Gladstone, great churchman that he was, is reported to have said that the Sign of the Cross was as good as half-a-dozen sermons, and it must be admitted that there is a good deal of truth in the remark. The fact that Mr Ben Greet's company appeared at Rhyl was sufficient guarantee to the public of a proper interpretation of the drama. The company was an excellent one, the leading parts being taken in a manner which left nothing to be desired. The music was capitally played by the orchestra, and the '• mounting of the piece, which is one of its most essential features, was excellent, and the dresses, etc, were most pleasing to the eye. Let us hope that the piece will prove profitable in a religious sense to many of the thousands who have been touched to the heart by its enthralling powers. Animated Pictures. Edison's animated pictures are still to be witnessed daily at the Bijou Pavilion on the Pier. Those who have not yet seen them should do so without further delay. The pictures include subjects that appeal to the tastes of the enthusi- astically loyal, to those interested in maritime matters, to the athlete, to the student and to the frivolous. Especially interesting to Rhyl spectators is the splendid view of the Lifeboat Saturday procession of 1901. The members of the fire brigade, lifeboat crew, the Ie Merrie Men," and the Pierrots are easily recognised, and often one is much amused to hear a very audible that's me from some member of the audience when that picture was being shown. It is evident too that such a picture when exhibited in large towns in the winter must bring our seaside holiday resort to the minds of thousands of people, and prove a novel advertisement for the town. The recent events are splendidly illustrated by a series of pictures depicting various scenes in the South African war; the departure of the Duke and Duchjess of Corn- wall and ork on board the Ophir'' a surprise by Boxers at a Chinese mission station; the accident to Shamrock II a visit of torpedo boats to Man- chester, &c. A capital selection of comic sketches are given, and the risibility of the audience at this portion of the entertainment is constantly affected. Taken throughout the entertainment is capital, it is cheap, it is varied, it is instructive, it is amus- ing, and it is not long enough to weary the audience. Those who patronise it cannot fail to be pleased and will recommend their friends to visit it also. A Popular Attraction. A splendid attraction is promised at the Town Hall, Rhyl, on Monday and two following nights, when the latest success "San Toy," a Chinese musical comedy in two acts, will be staged. The piece will be produced by Mr George Edwardes' Company, and is an exact replica of that now being presented nightly at Daly's Theatre, London. The Belle of New York at Rhyl. An enthusiastic welcome was extended to that evergreen musical play The Belle of New York,' at the Grand Pavilion last night. There was a very large audience, and the manner in which the piece was receivel showed that it has lost none of its hold on the public. From the rise to the fall of the curtain, the piece goes with a delightful swing, in fact there is not a dull moment, and Mr Ben Greet's Company are to be congratulated on their successful efforts in providing the public with nearly three hours' amusement. The music is bright and sparkling, and the many songs are still pleasing to the ear, the whistling solo being one of the hits of the evening. The jokes are good and up-to-date. The dresses are splendid, in fact the whole piece is produced in first class style, and should be seen by all. The engagement con- cludes on Saturday night. We are asked to state that there will be a special matinee to-morrow afternoon. Alexandra Hospital. A small Sale of Work will be held in the Westminster block of the Hospital on Friday, September 20th, at 2 o'clock. Coutributio B especially clothing for the poor, will be gratefully received by the Lady Superintendent.
-i.- FLINT. THE WELSH CHURCH.—Great interest was attached to the services at this Church on Sunday last, the day been set apart for the dedication and opening of the new organ. Hitherto the musical portions of the services have been accompanied on the harmonium, but an appeal for subscriptions to replace this with a more suitable instrument for such a building met with a ready response a beauti- ful and sweet-toned instrument has been obtttined, and on Sunday last the admirable execution of the organist, Mr Price Jones, brough out the full beauties of the instrument. The afternoon service witnessed the dedication of the organ by the Rector, the Rev W LI Nicholas, who received the key of the organ from Mr J Lloyd Roberts, (churchwarden), The Rector afterwards preached a short and appropriate sermon.—In the evening the service was conducted by the senior curate, the Rev T Jones Roberts, B.A. It appears that the total cost of the organ, &c., has been JE152. Towards this 9150 10s was sub- scribed, and a collection on Sunday evening realised £1 10s.-The secretaries to whose efforts the splen- did financial response is due, were Mrs Egerton, Mrs Owen (nee Miss Julia Craft), and The Rev T Jones Roberts.
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The Dog Fiend on the Shore. The other day hundreds of people who were enjoying a quiet crawl on the Promenade wit* nessed the spectacle of a tall, elderly idiot taking a delight in exciting half a dozen or more dogs to howl round him just at the edge of the water. This crazy canine-worshinner waR. of ennrse, perfectly oblivious that he was causing an un- mitigated nuisance, the loud barking of so many dogs being of the most earsplitting character. A man who had observed the old fool trying to induce the animals to swim out to imaginary objects, remonstrated with him for creating such an uproar. But the dog-maniac replied that he bad a perfect right to amuse himself in that waY- The collies were not his (he added), and although he knew the noise they made spelt pandemonium for the promenaders, he couldn't help it. As fot himself the row was soothing to his very soul; he loved it better than music of Wagner's. What 'could the man do with a lunatic of this calibre? And as for the dogs, they swarm on the beach every day, and nobody knows to whom they belong.
RHUDDLAN. ANCIENT ORDBR OF DRUIDs.-Some time ago Mr Samuel Cory, patternmaker, of Rhuddlan9 left for New Zealand, and after sending bit contributions for some time to the Secretary of the Rhuddlan Lodge, he discovered that a Lodge existed in Whitchurch, New Zealand, and decided to get a transfer. Accordingly it was arranged by the Rhuddlan Ludge officials to give him a transfer certificate, which has been duly received in New Zealand, showing that no matter what par of the world a member decides to go to, he will be able to get a transfer certificate, as the Druids have a very large number of Lodges in every State of North America, Canada, Germany' Australia, &c., thus saving money by not being obliged to send his contribution by post to Rhuddlan. THANKSGIVING SERVICES. Thanksgiving services for the harvest will be held in Rhuddlol" Parish Church on Wednesday the 18th inst. wheO Archdeacon Wynne Jones will preach in in the afternoon service, and the vicar of Rhylia Welsh at the evening service.
The Welsh of Ynys Enlli. The interesting note quoted from a contempor- ary about Bardsey needs a pinch of salt. The language is an archaic form of Welsh, and is total; ly unintelligible to the people on the mainland. Has any Welshman who has visited the island beeo obliged to take an interpreter with him ? Is possible that we have a Celtic fringe hitherto unexploited? There is, doubtles, some archa'c Welsh spoken in Ynys Enlli, or Bardsey. So there is archaic English spoken in Lundy Island. Dr John Rhys, on a voyage to Bardsey, picked op a phrase, bi Donn," an endearing term for wt boy," which he connects with the legendary Gwydion ab Don. But a few archaic words phrases do not make the Welsh of Bardsey "totalI- ly unintelligible to Welsh visitors. I