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The Rhyl Council got through a heavy and in many respects an imporatut agenda at the meeting which took place on Monday. On the whole the proceedings were of a non- cuntinuous character, the only excep- tion to this rule being the breeze which arose over that very tender subject, the Councils's banking arrangements. The Council are just now confronted with an adverse bank balance of close upon Y-4,400, and there is, naturally, a desire to secure the easiest possible terms with their bankers. The situation is a delicate one, but not- withstanding Monday's episode, we trust: that we may soon learn that an amicable ;.rr;iugement has been arrived at. Amongst the more gratifying features of Monday's 1 proceedings, none perhaps will be hailed with more satisfaction by the householders at I large than the decision of the Council in regard to the motor car traffic during the coming season. Last summer the numerous cars which careered round and round the town were responsible for many complaints. Though the causes thereof may not all be con- spicuous by their absence during the coming season, both householders and visitors will have the satisfaction of knowing that the Council were not unmindful of their grievances when they decided not to license any motor cars.
Property Sale. We would remind our readers of the important property sale t!, be held at the Alexandra Hotel by Mr C P Sheffield on Tuesday next, when the Oxford Temperance Hotel, Kinmel Street—a large double-fronted shop with commodious dwelling house attached-will be submitted to public com- petition. The premises occupy a most central position, and a tine investment awaits the pur- chase
Council Candidates. The nominations in connection with the forth- coming Council elections are not quite in accord- ance with forecasts, but should each nominee decide to abide by the consequences we are in for a very interesting contest all round. Amongst the Rhyl candidates no one has taken up the matter with more enthusiasm than Mr Joseph Jones, Waterloo Villas. From the moment his candidature was first hinted at he hus been familiarising him- self with the electors of the South Ward, and his business-like address was issued some days ago. Mr Jones is in many respects an ideal candidate. He haa the time to attend not only the Council meetings, but the committee meetings, where, as he points out, the real work is done, and his thirty years' experience of the town has given him a thorough gr&sp of the nature of its requirements. Another strong candidate for the South Ward is Mr Llewelyn B Evans, who has a considerable interest in the town and district as a large employer of labour, is thoroughly conversant with town matters, and enjoys the reputation of enthusiastically carrying through any duties he undertakss. Another well known townsman who has been put forward is Mr Fred Wallis, who for many years past has taken an active interest in local affairs and has proved him- self a good worker in many ways. Mr R Sykes, who has also been nominated for the South Ward, is one of our most practical and go-ahead tradesmen and enjoys the advantage of a considerable experience of other towns. In the West Ward there is a prospect of a keen contest between the two retiring members, Messrs J H Ellis, J.P., and R Oldfield, and Messrs Edmund Hughes and Isaac Batho. Mr Ellis' sterling work on behalf of the town is the common knowledge of all, and with a record of public service going back more than twenty years the electors doubtless know their man well by this time. When we spoke of Mr Oldfield as having completed a very credit- able apprenticeship we overlooked the fact that he served the town well almost a generation ago. We feel snre that many are looking forward to another good spell of work from him as a councillor. Mr Isaac Batho, who has been nominated for the East as well as the West Ward, has already won his spurs as a Poor Law Guardian, and is one of those fortunate gentlemen who have the time as well as thelability to tackle additional duties. Mr Edmund Hughes is no stranger to the electorate. On two recent occasions he was within an ace of securing a seat, and that he is deter- mined to do his best again is proved by the promptness with which he has issued his practical election address. His perseverance, no less than his long connection with the town, should also be a strong factor in his candidature. In the East Ward there are three candidates besides Mr Batho to be reckoned with. Mr T D Jones, who is seeking re-election, has proved himself one of the most conscientious and thorough members of the Council, and his membership of the County Council has been a further advantage to the town. Mr J Talbott, another nominee, can also claim a very intimate knowledge of local questions. He is one of the town's best known tradesmen, and the enterprise and thoroughness he has shown as a business man .should be a good guarantee of useful public service. Mr G A Taverner, J.P., has also come forward, not as an inexperienced man, but as oue who did good work on the old Board of Commissioners, and has in various other ways won the confidence of the public. We alluded last week to the withdrawal of Messrs P J Ashfield and C R Tayleur from the coming elections. It will be a matter of regret to many that Mr H P Williams, who has served his constituents so well during his connection with the Council, also finds himself compelled to drop Council work for the present.
Prestatyn Licensing Sessions At the adjourned licensing sessions for the Prestatyn district, on Wednesday, the licence of the White Lion, Glanrafon, Llanasa, was opposed by Mr J Roberts Jones, solicitor, Rhyl, on behalf of Llanasa Free Church Council and the over- seers of Llanasa. Mr J Lloyd appeared for the licensee, Mr Richard Williams, and Mr Porter for the owner, Sir Pyers Mostyn. Mr Roberts Jones contended that there were only 22 houses in Glanrafon and a population of about 72 men, women and children, whilst the nearest licensed house was barely three- quarters of a mile away. The licence was not required. The chapels and one church had adopted resolutions in favour of the abolition of the licence. Mr T G Jones, clerk to the Llanasa. Parish Council, deposed that his Council had passed unanimously a resolution in favour of doing away with the licence. There had been a big number of transfers in connection with the licence, and all the recent tenants had been obliged to carry on some other occupation. Mr Lloyd—What was the reason the last land- lord but two leftWitness He died. Circumstances over which he had no control. Surely you don't object to a man dying on licensed premises, or perhaps you would rather he died there than lived there ? (Laughter).—I am not a fanatic of that sort. Several witnesses, all of whom admitted to Mr Lloyd that they were teetotallers and did not live at Glanrafon, having been called, Mr Lloyd contended that a sale of liquor in the house—three and a half IS gallon casks per week—proved the fact that it was wanted. More- over, he pointed out that to a population of more than 400 it was the nearest licensed house. The renewal of the licence was granted.
English Wesleyan Chapel. The young people of this place of Avorahip held their annual social gathering yesterday even- ing. The Rev George Searle presined over a large attendance, and a varied programme was rendered, the artistes including Miss Cummings and Miss V Harris (pianists), Mr Bell, Mrs Whittaker, and Mr LI B Evans (vocalists), Mr l'eviotdale (elocutionist), Mr Haselden (violinist), ind a children's choir. Games and competitions were introduced at intervals, and not the least enjoyable part was the interval for refreshments. Mrs S J Amos, Mrs Maltby and Mrs LI B Evans had charge of the refreshment department, Miss Ida Miller and Miss Amos undertook the arrange- ment of the programme, and the gathering generally was organised by Messrs E Maltby and J P Clews. The collection amounted to XIO, Welshmen In South Africa. Mr L M Jones, a native of Anglesey, who wa chosen one of two representatives of the Chamber of Mines, South Africa, to visit this country for the recent election campaign, is returning to Johannesburgh on the 17th inst. His selection as one of two speaks ery highly of the position Welshmen hold in South Africa. Mr Jones has [ been asked to stand for one of the constituencies for a seat in the new Parliament of the Transvall. His mother country will wish him every success.
Bookbinding People who have been in the habit of sending their binding out of town will save paying carriage by leaving their orders at the JOURNAL WORKS j
PROMISE OF CONTESTS ALL ROUND. The following nominations were yesterday received by the Town Clerk (Mr A Rowlands), in connection with the forthcoming annual election of Urban District Councillors for Rhyl :— East Ward BATMO, ISAAC, Moore Cottage, East Parade, retired postmaster proposer, P Mostyn Williams seconder, E Lewis Evans. *JoNES, THOMAS DAVIKS, 1 Church Street, florist —proposer, John Frimston seconder, John Foulkes. TALBOT, JOHN, Brighton Road, draper—proposer, J E Corney seconder, Arthur Taylor. TAVERNER, GEORCE ALEXANDER, Gresley House, gentleman-proposers, Wm Thomas (Dr) and David Davies; seconders, Wycliffe Goodwin (Dr) and H A Tilby. West Ward. BATHO, ISAAc-proposer, E K Miller seconder, Ben Williams. *ELLIS, JOH Hu(;HES,Springfielda, wine merchant —proposers, A Rhydwen Jones, T E Owens, F J Gamlin, and John Talbot seconders A Gwynne I Sheffield, George Brooks, Edward Angel, and W Clarke. HUGHES, EDMUND, Heathcroft, Grange Road, builder-proposers, W R Everatt, Thos. J Hughes, E P Griffiths and Wm Pickeragill; seconders, E H t'ope, Moses Evans, E K Miller, and R B Slinn. "OLDFIELD, ROBERT, 2 Gladstone Buildings, coal factor- proposers, Sarah Smith (42 John Street), Thos. Pierce, and Rt Arnold seconders,Matilda Jones (30 John Street), R Kerfoot Hughes, and M E Roose. South Ward. EVANS, LLEWELLYN BLACKWELL, Whitford House, brick manufacturer-proposers, C W Jones, Rt Jones (Kinmel Street), A L Clews, and J Lloyd Jones seconders, A Sheffield, J Jones (46 Kin- mel Street), Edwin Jones (27 Edward Henry St), and James Dowell. JONES, JOSEPH, Waterloo Villas, Wellington Rd, gentleman-proposers, E Parker Davies, Wm Evans (Townsend), and John Asher seconders, Wm Davies (117 Wellington Road), Edward Rogers (56 Vale Road), and R H Dodd. tJoNEs, DANIEL ROBERT, Glyndwr, Prestatyn, builder—proposers, Zechariah Jones and Thos Smith seconders, W J Vaughan (Liverpool Arms) and Adolph Henkel. SYKES, RICHARD, 3 Bodfor Street, pork butcher; proposer, Thomas Roberts (Warren Road) seconder, Robt Jones (Windsor Street). WALLIS, FREDERICK, 47 Kinmel Street, hotel pro- prietor, auctioneer and estate agent—proposer, Joseph Turner seconder, Henry Sandoe. "Retiring Councillors. tlnvalidly nominated, the proposer in the first paper and the seconder in tht second paper not being on the South Ward register. From the foregoing it will be seen that only three of the six retiring Councillors are seeking re- election, the members who have not sought nomination again being Messrs P J Ashfield (East Ward), H Percival Williams and C R Tayleur (South Ward). In the event of contests, polling will take place on Monday, April 2nd. Withdrawals may be made up till noon on Tuesday next.
PRESTATYN. The prospects of a fight at Prestatyn are even keener than we hinted at last week. No less tha n ten candidates have been nominated for four seats. The nominations, as received by the Town Clerk (Mr Jno Hughes) yesterday, are as follows: JOSEPH BANKS (I). 0 J DAVIES (C). *PETER ELLIS (L). WltI. INGLEKIELD (L). WM. MAKSHALI (D. *JNO PRITCHARD (C). ELLIS ROBERTS (I). WILLIAM GAMMON TUCKER (C). THOS. PARRY WILLIAMS (L). HENRY WRIGHT (L). *Retiring Councillor. Mr W H Coward, the fourth retiring member, did not seek nomination again, owing to his much regretted illness. The latest day for making withdrawals is Tuesday next, and the polling, if any, will take place on Saturday, March 31st.
Gwespyr School. TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOURXAL. SIR,—In a contemporary, "The Prestatyn Weekly," I find a letter by the Rev Meurig Jones, anent the above and, as it is both inaccurate in its statements and misleading as a whole, I should like to be permitted to make a few observations thereon in your widely circulated paper. Mr Meurig Jones asks "Should it (the Gwespyr temporary school) be closed "? I think the answer may be given in the following query Should it ever have been opened ? Now, let us go into the matter. A few months ago, at a meeting convened at Talacre Arms by the supporters oj this temporary school, it was unanimously decided that Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn should continue to carry on the Talacre Schools as heretofore. Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn agreed to do so. There were present at this meet- ing, among others, Mr Owen, Brynllystyn Mr E Jones, Ty'nymorfa Mr Wm Griffith, Post Office Mr Hugh Hughes, Gronant House, and Lady Mcstyn. It was then thought that the decision arrived at ended the matter. In a few days, how- ever, and without due notice, a temporary school was opened in the Methodist Chapel, by whose authority is now an open secret; certainly not by the ratepayers'. This school is still being carried on mainly by the assistance, support, and influence of the very persons, who, apparently, agreed that Talacre School should be carried on by Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn as heretofore, and notwithstanding the strong protests made by the ratepayers at two duly convened meetings. Of the darts and arrows levelled by Mr Meurig Jones at Talacre School, its teachers, and organisa- tion, I will say nothing for is it not often the case that they fly whither they are not intended ? nor will I particularise on several unwarrantable and untenable assertions contained in Mr Meurig Jones' letter-your space will not permit. I will, however, state that if I read Mr Meurig Jones' letter aright, he makes a very courageous attempt to throw dust into the eyes of the public, by asserting that this is a question as between Catholics and the Free Churches It is nothing of the kind, it is purely and simply a matter of increasing, or otherwise, the already heavy rates of the parish. Talacre schools, I may state, have in the past been so fairly and well conducted, that out of over 1,000 children who received their edu- cation therein not a single instance can be quoted of anyone of them being influenced in the direction naively hinted at by Mr Meurig Jones, though there are many instances of boys who so profited by the tuition imparted therein as to be enabled to admirably fill Wesleyan and other pulpits, as well as other high and important offices, in after years. I cannot help, sir, but regard Mr Meurig Jones' assertions as nothing less than a perversion :)f facts, a clever attempt to obscure the real point it issue, and to set, the different denominations ind Churches at, variance. Hitherto the different denominations and churches have lived together in peace and amity—acting on the old adage, Live and let live." Why should the peace and goodwill, prevalent so long, be now disturbed, especially by a Christian minister ? It is to be hoped-now that Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn have so generously acceded to the urgent request of their tenants and other large ratepayers, by re- opening Talacre School as a non-provided public elementary school, wherein the religious syllabus of the Flintshire Education Committee will be taught by a Calvinistic head teacher, and those t who desire Roman Catholic instruction by a Catholic teacher—the educational machinery of the parish will be allowed to work on, unimpeded by squabbles and strifes over insignificant details, to the benefit of the young, and the well-being of the parishioners generally.—Yours, &c., W. BULGOCK. Hillside, Gwespyr, March 13th, 1906.
A Chance for Antique Furniture Buyers. Amongt the many sales announced to be held by Mr Joseph Williams during the next three or four weeks is one which should appeal specially to lovers of antique furniture, namely, that at 6 East Parade on Thursday and Friday next. The cata. logue is of a very attractive nature.
Flint County Council. I MR. W. ELWY WILLIAMS AND THE NEWMARKET RAILWAY SCHEME. PREACHER STOPS SMOKING TO BE AN EXAMPLE TO SMALL BOYS. At the County Council meeting at Mold on Wed- nesday, Mr J. W. Summers presiding, attention was called to the question of bridging the road at Dyserth where it will be crossed by the light rail- way to Newmarket. It was reported that the Light Railway Commissioners had come to the con- clusion that the cost of such a bridge would be a greater burden than the prospects of the scheme as a remunerative undertaking could be fairly expect- ed to support. They decided to adopt the pro- posal that the road should be crossed on the level. Mr Elwy Williams, Rhyl, said that the arrange- ment was a senseless one. The L. and N. W. was getting excited over the proposed Mid-Flintshire Railway which was in the air, and they were try- ing to move heaven and earth, and to do all they could to prevent it coming into being. He hoped that this would fail. He had an appointment that day at Chester, where some influential gentle- men were meeting together, and where he hoped they would progress a step further. If there was any spot which really did require a bridge it was the spot at present under consideration. As the final order had to be given bv the Board of Trade, he moved that thev should send some expression of regret that a bridge was not to be provided. All they wanted could be had at a cost of £ 1,500. Mr Ralli said that as long as the question of another railway was in the air he was convinced that the railway would not be jeopardised for the sake of £ 1,500. It was decided to communicate with the Board of Trade. Cigarette Smoking amongst Boys. Attention was called by the Rev T Mardy Rees, of Buckley, to a minute relative to the suppression of cigarette smoking amongst juveniles. In it the committee expressed sympathy with the Bill pre- pared by Sir Ralph Littler, K.C. It was, he said, quite odious to see little boys smoking cigarettes in the streets during the day time. They talked about physical decay, but at the same time they were encouraging physical deterioration. They also talked about pure air in the schools and pure food for their scholars. He would like to see the pure lip as well, and he hoped that the day was not far distant when children under sixteen would not be allowed to smoke cigarettes without incurring a heavy penalty. He spoke there that day, not as a minister, but as a citizen. In the past, at the close of the day, he used to like a pipe, but he had had to sacrifice that in order to be an example to others—(ap- plause). Dr Williams said cigarette smoking amongst 1 juveniles was one of the greatest curses. Its influ- ence was dangerous even upon adults, who could rarely smoke 4oz. a week up to the age of 50 without to some extent suffering from heart disease and other attendant evils. He was glad to note that parsons were giving up smoking, because when juveniles saw their fathers and the minsters smoking it had a corresponding effect upon them. He hoped they could see their way clear to contribute a small amount to further the movement. The Chairman said that Dr Williams would have to give notice to that effect. Use Navigation £ 400,000 Wanted. Holywell Urban Council's proposal for the depending and widening of the river Dee was considered. Mr John Philip Jones, Holywell, moved that a committee be appointed to consider the feasibility of the improvement of the navigation of the Dee. The present time was an opportun e one, because the Government had given a pledge to do something tor the unemployed, and they could not fix upon a better place for that work to be done than alonl" the river Dee. The estimated cost of the scheme was £ 400,000, so that it was beyond their scope to carry such a scheme. The Government would have to spend money somewhere-they had made a promise to do so—and they should make out a strong case. Let them put ou a bold front and aak them to take in hand a scheme which would improve the country for miles and miles around. A committee was appointed.
Rhuddlan. J\Iiddlehurst's Reliable" Garden Seeds may be had at W. H. DAVIES', The Stores. Catalogues on appli- cation. Wedding. On Saturday, the 10th inst, a wedding took place at the Parish Church, the contracting parties being Miss Elizabeth Martha Roberts and Mr Edward Jones. The Rev T W Vaughan officiated. The bride was given away by her father, Mr Joseph Roberts. The bridesmaid was Miss Jones, Tyddyn Like, Cwm, cousin of the bridegroom. The best man was Mr Thos Ellis Roberts, brother of the bride. There was a large number of the paiishioners in church to witness the ceremony, both parties being well known, the bride having been eleven years as nurse at Brynffynon, and the bridegroom an engine driver at Bodrhyddan for a long period. After the ceremony the bridal party and several friends were entertained at luncheon at the home of the bride. The following were present in addition to the bride and bridegroom :—Mr and Mrs Roberts, parents of the bride, Mrs Roberts, Cross Street, grandmother, Rev T W Vaughan, Miss Draper, Bryntirion, Prestatyn, Messrs T E Roberts, Caradoc Roberts, brothers, I H Roberts, cousin of the bride, Miss Jennie Roberts, sister, 1 and Miss Annie Williams, cousin. The presents were numerous and useful. Mr and Mrs Jones have taken up their residence at Spital Cottage.
LIanasa. Ratepayers' Meeting. A meeting of ratepayers, especially convened' was held at the Parochial School, on Monday even" ing last. The purport of the meeting was to sub- mit to the ratepayers the decision of Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn re the Talacre School. In the unavoidable absence of Mr Bulcock, J.P. (Chair- man of the Lianasa Parish Ratepayers' Association), the chair was occupied by the Rev W L Protheroe. Vicar of the parish, who, after explaining the pur- port of the meeting, addressed the ratepayers, in a lucid, calm, and forcible manner, touching the general welfare of the parish. (At this stage Mr Bulcock entered the room). Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn's decision having been announced to the meeting, a discussion followed, 1D which several prominent ratepayers took part. The following resolutions were then proposed, seconded, and carried unanimously, That this meeting of rate- payers-" ho were present at the meeting held at Ffynnongroew, on Feb 28th, and which meeting was adjourned in order that they might arrive at a decision with a clearer) knowledge of the facts —now rejoices that Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn have decided to re-open Talacre School as a non- provided public elementary school, within the meaning of the Education Act, 1902, thereby saving the parish from incurring unnecessary and uncalled for expenditure." "That, having learnt Sir Pyers and Lady Mostyn's decision, this meeting gratefully accepts their generous offer, and considers, so £ &r as the rate- payers are concerned, that the apparent educa- tional difficulty has now been satisfactorily solved." That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Board of Education and to the Flintshire Education Authority." A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the meet i
Dyserth. The Lambing Season. Lambs are now very numerous hereabouts, a nd despite the frost and snow of the past week ap- pear to be doing well. A particularty fine show is to be seen at Rhyd Farm. Gospel Meetings. A series of Gospel meetings, conducted by Mr Goodbody, of Rhyl, and other friends, has been inaugurated at the Coronation Hall, and will be held every Tuesday evening till further notice. The Choir. The Dyserth Male Voice Choir is busy practis- ing, under the leadership of Mr IT no Evans, for the forthcoming Eisteddfodau at Rhyl and Prestatyn. E ducational. Miss Gladys Williams, of Rhyl National Schools, has taken place of Miss Horton as pupil teacher at Dyserth National Schools, Miss Horton having secured an appointment in Surrey.
Abergele. County Bohool I On the occasion of the annual prize distribution, which is fixed for nexb Thursday afternoon, an address will be delivered by Mr Tom John, preiii. I dent of the National Union of Tea-caerry. f ]
Rhyl Man Killed on the j Railway. At Aberdare last Friday Air R J Rhys held an inquest touching the death of Moses Abbot, a ground signalman, who was killed at th'j Taff Yard, Aberdare, on the 7th inst. Mr VV Thomas, solicitor, Aberdare, watched the came on behalf of the engine driver and fireman. Mr Cameron (the deputy loco superintendent, Cardiff), Mr Lawrence (stationmaster, Aberdare), and Inspector Price (loco department, Merthyr) were also present. From the evidence it transpired that deceased was engaged the week before, and was learning the duties of ground sigualman at Abercwmboi. He was to be on duty at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. He resided at the Gadlys, a distance ot some three miles away, and he got into a motor car running from Mill Street crossing to Commercial Street crossing at 1-30 p.m. He did not seem to have got out at the crossing, but proceeded in the car down the yard, and getting out while tho engine I was in motion, he was crusned between the engine of the car and the water column. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. Mr W Thomas asked that a rider be added that the driver and the fireman were not to blame. The Coroner There is no suggestion of anv blame against them at all. The verdict of acci- dental death exonerates them, and there is no suggestion made against them. Deceased, who was 24 years of age and leaves a wife and one child, another being expected shortly, was well known in Rhyl, being a son of Mrs Abbott, 19 Bedford Street. Much sympathy will be felt for the bereaved relatives.
The Prudential." We have pleasure in again calling attention to the annual balance sheet of the Prudential Assurance Company, Ltd, which appears else" where. The first thing that strikes the reader is the amazing magnitude of the company's business. At the end of 1905 the funds amounted to £ 59,464,376. Its work is confined to the United Kingdom, the population of which is, approxi- mately, 42,000,000, and as the number of policies in force is nearly 17,000,000, it would almost seem as if the Prudential already included among its policy holders almost every insurable person. As usual, the report is divided into two parts- the Ordinary Branch and the Industrial Branch. In the former, the number of policies issued last year was 75,293, assuring £ 7,211,427. and pro- ducing a new annual premium income of f 395,029. In 1904 the corresponding figures were 71,874 polices, assuring £ 6,954,650, at new annual premiums of f 377.587. There has, therefore, been a gratifying advance during the past year. The total premiums received were £ 4,123,318, being I an increase of £ 154,302 over the preceding year. The claims, on death and endowment assurances matured, amounted to £ 1,812,618. At the end of the year there were in force 773,051 policies in this department. In the Industrial Branch the progress has been equally remarkable. The premiums received amounted to the large sum of £ b,139,050, an increase ot £159,715 over the preceding year. There were paid in claims by death and endow- ment assurances matured £ 2,261,748—a smaller total by some £ 31,500 than in 1904, notwith- standing the augmented business. In view of such facts as these, it is not surprising to learn that over 16,000 agents are working for the Prudential—practically all of them picked men, and therefore a guarantee of the utter thoroughness and perfect organisation of the company.
Balaclava Heroes Donation from the Queen. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-l have just received the following lettor SIR,—In accordance with instructions received this day, we beg to forward to you the sum of £10 as a donation from her Majesty the Queen to the Balaclava Light Brigade Fund," in a cheque for that amount, which, after being signed by you, may be negotiated in the usual manner.—We are, Sir, your most obedient servants, CoUTTS AND CO. The fund is in urgent need of immediate support. —Yours &c., T. H. ROBERTS. 158, Fleet-street, London, E.C., March 12.
DEATH. On the lith inst., at 13 River Street, Rhyl, Jane Lewis, wife of Richard Lewis, late of St Asaph.
The Town Hall. We understand that after the County Court, to-day the Town Hail, will not be available for Iony other function till after the extension scheme ias been carried out.
RHYL DISTRICT. ¡ Great Money-savtng opportunity, HUBBARD'S Annual Drapery Sale, Now in Full Swing, Commerce House, Gi) Wellington Rd. HATWOOD'S, 5 (ueen Street, Rhyl.-ForFishing Tackle,priceandqualitycannot be beaten. Fliesfrom l/-dozen The oldestFishingTackle dealers n Wales established over 40 years Fifty gross of choice Flies to choosefrom at flatwood's SEASONABLE SPECIALITIES.—See the windows at Mr T. M. Davies, Chemist, Bodfor Street, and you will find a well-arranged series of pecialities of various kinds for the present season. 1(;th Annual Winter Sale, Now taking place Genuine and Substantial Reductions, HUBB\RD'S, 5:5 Wellington Rd POTATOES POTATOES POTATOES If you are not satistied with the Potatoes you arc buy- ing, try ROBINSON'S, IS Sussex Street, next door to George Hotel. None but the very best offered at the lowest Cash price. Free Sample on Application. 794
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A Dickens Night. An appreciative audience gathered in Christ Church lecture hall, under the presidency of Mr T Harding Roberts, on Monday evening, when a most entertaining hour with Charles Dickens w.is given by Councillor A Lewis Jones.
Knights of the Road. The numerous commercial travellers of this town have bauded themselves into an association, the officers of which include the following :—President, Mr Jno Williams, Terfyn vice-president, Mr Griffiths; joint secretaries, Messrs Roberts and T H Williams, Morlan Park treasurer, Mr D M Jones, Highfield Park. Besides being a business organisation, the association is intended to culti- vate the social side of life, one of the results of which may be the running of a cricket team during the coming season.
Wintry Weather. For once in a way, Rhyl people awoke on Tues- day morning to hnd the town clad in a heavy mantle of snow, but their experience was a very mild one compared with what was encountered in many parts of the country. A more thorough job might have been made of the removal of the snow from both roads and footpaths. The high tides on Sunday and Monday afforded a grand sight,and was responsible for a further serious encroachment upon the sandhills to the east of the town. The defences within the Rhyl boundary again proved their solidity and durability, as also did the rail- way embankment from Foryd to Abergele, not- withstanding terrific bufletings.
May Day Preparations. The May Day arrangements were advanced a stage further on Tuesday evening, when the weekly meeting of the General Committee was held, under the chairmanship Jof Councilor John Asher. The route of the May Day procession formed a subjdfct of some little contention. A pro- positioa that it should be formed on the Promenade found no support, and eventually last year's route was decided upon, namely :—Starting from the Town Hall and proceeding along Water Street, Crescent Road, Abbey Street, Aquarium Street, and River Street, to West Parade, then along West Parade, High Street, Kinmel Street, Bodfor Street, Queen Street, East Parade, St Asaph Street, Russell Road, and Bath Street, to the Queen's Palace, where the afternoon and evening entertainments, and also the ball, will take place. Mr A W James was elected treasurer"in the place of Captain Forbes (resigned). It was reported that the collectors had already obtained subscriptions and promises amounting to about £10. It was decided to engage the Rhyl Amateur Brass Band for the procession at a fee of jE3 3s, and Mr Mohr's band for the procession, entertainments and ball, for £ 12—a total of E15 3a as against LiS spent on bands last year. Mrs F Sarson was appointed singing teacher at a fee of £ 5.
Overseers. At the Council meeting on Monday, the follow- ing were re-appointed overseers for another year :— Messrs A L Clews, J H Ellis, J.P., J A Williams, and J Frimston.
Soar Chapel. The annual preaching meetings in connection with Soar Welsh Wesleyan Chapel were held on Sunday and Monday, when large congregations as- sembled to hear eloquent sermons by the Revs J J Davies, Didsbury, D Tecwyn Evans, Llanddulas, and D Gwynfryn Jones, Llandudno. The anniver- sary will rank amongst the most successful yet held at Soar Chapel.
Another Conservative Triumph. That ever popular event, a mock parliamentary election, was held in Princes Street Schoolroom, under the auspices of the English Presbyterian Literary andDebating Society, on Monday evening. Mr R Bromley acted as returning officer and was assisted by Mr J P Clews. The rival candidates were Messrs T C LI Jones (L) and A Russell Jones (C), the former being backed up by Messis E Parker Davies and W H Rogers, and the latter by Messrs E Lewis Evans and J P R Davies. The poll resulted in a victory for Mr Russell Jones by 15 votes to 11.
Begging. At Rhyl Police Court on Saturday, Mr G A Taverner committed Henry Brown, lat3 of Gloucester, who was described as agroom, for seven days' hard labour for begging in the town the previous day. P.S. Roberts proved the case.
P.S.A. Councillor John Asher presided at last Sun- day afternoon's gathering in the Boys' Brigade Hall, and an address on Nails" was delivered by the Rev J Pandy Williams. Other items included a duet by Mrs W Freeman and Miss Lizzie Evans, and a solo by Mr E W Parry.
Mr Lloyd-George in Church. Mr Lloyd-George, on the occasion of his recent visit to Cardiff, accompanied the Lord Mayor an d Corporation to church (Eglwys Dewi Sant) on Sunday. The preacher was the Bishop of Llandaff. Mr Lloyd-George stated that the service was the most impressive he ever attended. At the Welsh Church, it is said that he showed perfect acquaint- ance with the Prayer Book, aDd required no prompting.—(Family Newspaper).
Salem Chapel. A Mumerous company assembled in the C.M. Schoolroom, Warren Road on Monday, on the occasion of a tea given by Mrs R Kerfoot Hughes, who was assisted in waiting upon the guests by Mrs Gratton, Queen Square, Mrs Roberts, Marl- borough Grove, Miss Middleton, Rosefield House Miss Jones, Brigydon, and Miss Williams, 6 Abbey Street. The collection resulted in a substantial amount being handed over to the building fund. The donor of the tea was cordially thanked for her generous hospitality, on the proposition of the Rev J Pandy Williams, seconded by the Rev Lewis Owen.
Memorial. On the occasion of the opening of the new offices at Mold in connection with the Flintshire Education Committee, on the 24th inst., by Dr. Macnamara, M.P., a memorial portrait of the late Mr R. Llewelyn Jones, of Rhyl, will be unveiled, and the proceedings will be brought to a conclusion by an at home at the Education Offices.
Royal Alexandra Hospital. The following gifts have been received and are acknowledged with thanks:—Vegetables, Mrs Tayleur; daffodils, Mrs Easterby; pair of crucches, Miss Strevett; books, papers and magazines, Mrs Eytoa Lloyd, Mrs Nelson and Mr Herbert doll and scrapbook, Miss Brodrick and Miss Vauda Charlton.
Advertising Association Dance. On Wednesday night a well patronised dance was held in the Town Hall under the auspices of [the Rhyl Advertising Association. The arrange- ments were ably carried out by a representative committee under the supervision of Messrs Ll. B. Evans and F. Connah, dance secretaries, and Messrs P. J. Ashfield and A. A. Goodall, the joint secretaries of the association. Mr Geo. Newman was responsible for the very artistic manner in which the hall was decorated, the work being much admired and the committee were further indebted to Messrs Fred Roberts & Co. who supplied gratis th-5 bulk of the decorations and furniture, and to Messrs Tayak & Co., for loans of rugs, screens, &c., nd Mrs Kenaady for the loan of curtains. The 1 4 company numbered close upon 100, the duties of stewards being discharged by Messrs G eo Newman, who also acted as M.C., P J Ashfield, A A Goodall, LI B Evans, F Connah, Foster, R Hanlon, F Sarson, A W Lewis, 0 Emlyn, J D Polkinghorne, C Hubbard, E Bevington and W H Wilders. The music was supplied by an orchestra under the direction of Mr DeQuincey. The catering was satisfactorily carried out by Mr J Taylor Williams, Birmingham Hestaurant, and Mr F Wallis, Wynn- stay Hotel. The failure of the electric light,reported elsewhere, was the only thing that marred a very enjoyable fixture. In the hall this difficulty was soon overcome by making use of the gas fittings, but in the refreshment rooms the humble but ever serviceable candle was requisitioned.
BOwling Club. The season will be inaugurated on Saturday next. the 24th inst.
Rhyl in Darkness. FAILURE OF THE ELECTRIC LICHT. As a result of a breakdown of the Rhyl electric light mains, the principal streets in the town and many of the houses were suddenly plunged in darkness at about ten o'clock on Wednesday night. The only warning given of anything amiss was a momentary Hare of intense brilliancy, attended iu many cases by the bursting of the globes enclosing the light, which was immediately followed by total darkness in the streets and houses dependent upon the current. That great inconveni- ence,and not a little consternation, was occasioned, especially when no electric light was forthcoming for the remainder of the night, is nothing more than could be expected under SUJh circumstancee. Many people were compelled to spend the night in darkness, as in only comparatively few cases was a lamp, candle or gas light available. The bursting of the electric light globes also gave rise to much alarm, but happily no personal injury appears to have resulted from the flying fragments. Amongst the places most inconvenienced was the Post Office, the breakdown occurring just when the mails were on the point of being dispatched. It also created much commotion at the Town Hall, where the Advertising Association ball was in progress. Fortunately no panic arose, and thanks to the available gas supply the dancing was not long suspened. As luck would have it,a dance had jusG concluded and the floor was practically clear when the bursting of the globes overhead occurred,so that no one was hurt by the falling glass. In order to illuminate the retiring and refreshment rooms, a raid was made upon the neighbouring hotels for candles and lamps. A meeting at Christ Church came to an abrupt termination in conse- quence of the breakdown, and at lother places down was due, we are informed, to tne bursting of matters were unceremoniously upset. The break- cable. The mischief was discovered after several hours' investigation, And last night the light was on as usual.
Messrs Connah and Greenhalgh s Bankruptcy. Mr Registrar Glynne Jones yesterday held a special Bankruptcy Gourt at Bingor for the pur- pose of the public examination, by Mr Llewelyn Hugh-Jones, of Messrs Charles Connah and J S Greenhalgh, trading as Connah & Co., cycle and motor dealers, at Rhyl, Denbigh, Llanrwst, and Ruthin. The summary of the debtors' statement of affairs as to the joint estate showed gross liabilities amounting to £10,777, of which £ 10,444 were expected to rank, the deficiency being returned at £ 1,556. The causes of failure as stated by Mr Con- nah were bad financing, insufficient super- vision, losses by fires, losses owing to amployes, and losses on branches closed up. As stated by Mr Greenhalgh the causes of failure were "reckless overbuying, extravagant management, costs of actions against the partnership, and losses of dis- counts and rebates." The statement dealing with Connah's separate estate showed liabilities amounting to 1:9,203, of which JE189 were expected to rank in assets estimated to produce £ 189. Mr Connah, under the head of "cause of failure," observed "As to my separate estate I do not think I am insolvent. The equity of re- demption in my Queen-street property is, I think, ample to cover my liabilities." The statement as to the separate of estate J S Greenhalgh set down gross liabilities amounting to £ 40,581, of which £14,270 were expected to rank. The _"0-" were estimated by the debtor to produce £ 14,270. Mr Greenhalgh attributed his failure to being connected with Connah and Co., to which firm 1 have paid a large sum, and received absolutely nothing back." The Official Receiver opened his examination of Mr Connah by reading the following extract from a letter dated 15th October, 1897, written by Con- nah to Greenhalgh "I am in trouble and unless you come to my aid I am up a tree. I have three writs against me, and if I am to carry on the business over the winter and to a satisfactory conclusion as a company, you will have to aid me witht atjleast £ 500." Proceeding, the Official Receiver said the letter went on to show a good deal of figuring to show the value of the concern, and also contained an offer to sign an agreement to pay back a sum of JE500 out of the business on or before May. The debtor admitted the letter was written by him. The Official Receiver quoted, As you are about to assume the financial control of the business, it is well that you should known that I have borrowed money for the purposes of the business from the following people" (names read). To one of these people we owe £ 90 odd at n per cent, repayable in small sums as he (the creditor) requires it." To another creditor (named) there is £ 94 still owing at 10 per cent., payable in two in- stalments in three or four months." The Debtor That means 10 per cent added to the amount. The Official Receiver: What was the rate of interest ? f34 for f200 in about 12 or 15 months, in quarterly instalments. 1 have had two loans of JE150 eaoh from another person. One lot is paid off, and the other is repayable in quarterly instalments of L50. What interest: JE50 for JElaO and had to repay f50 per quarter. From another person we had E300 at 25 per cent. repayable by X65 per month, and as the first instalment became due a week before I was ready he issued a writ for the whole. That is £ 400. Is that your idea of the rate of interest ? Don't you think it is more like 33 1-3 per cent ? Probably it was. The Official Receiver You had a good many writs from time to time ? Yes. Ap- parently about that time you went over with Greenhalgh to Coventry to see some of the prin- cipal firms there V Yes. On his return to Rhyl debtor found it necessary to write to Greenhalgh again to say he was distressed to find three letters enclosed waiting him. He was awfully wild, as they could have called on the writers when at Coven- try, had he known their bills were due, but things had been so upset that he had overlooked them. He immediately wired to those firms that cheques would be sent that night without fail, as Green- halgh had told him to show a bold front, and he had prepared letters to send to the firms expecting to see Greenhalgh in time, and he concluded by expressing the sincere hope that Greenhalgh would draw out the necessary cheques, so that he (the debtor) could send them on the following day.—The Official Receiver: What I put to you is that at that time you had three writs against you. You were considerably indebted to moneylenders at large rates of interest, and you had several bills falling due which you were unable t.n 111PAt. 9 T QI1T\nnQ,o A „ J 4.1 p „ o. auu tuererore tne nrm ot vT*n^ i i"' aPar^ ^rom the personal solvency of Mr Greenhalgh, were at the time insolvent ? I don'6 know what the state of the stock was, so I can't tell you. You never took the trouble to inquire? No, I don t think I did. Probably as a selling con- cern we were insolvent, though not as a going con- cern. W ell, I don't take that view of it. You con- sider you were a going concern as long as you could continue to go on borrowing money at something like 100 to 150 per cent interest. Mr Joseph Lloyd, Rhyl, acting for Mr G l oppleton, the trustee, subjected Mr Connah to prolonged and searching cross-examination, and also questioned Mr Greenhalgh at some length. The further examination of Connah was ad- journed, and he was ordered to prepare an ac- count of all machines purchased during the lat two years and how disposed of an account of all money received and paid during the same period, and an account of advances, including advances from Greenhalgh. The trustee also asked for a deficiency account, which request the debtor was ordered to comply with. He said he could and would do all he was asked, provided he was paid for the work, as he must live, and the trustee said he had no objection to that. The trustee's manager said that they had already traced £ 16,000 as advanced by Greenhalgh, during the 'last seven years, as shown by the latter's cheques. Connah said he thought the amount advanced by Greenhalgh would not be more than £6,000 or £ 7,000. Mr Picrco Lewis, who appeared fur the bankrupts, assured the court that both he and his clients would give every possible assistance to otraighten matters up. The examination of Mr Greenhalgh was also idjourned till the 10th of May at Rhyl.
The Gipsies' Visit. Some time ago, the tale is true, It was a day exciting, When a tribe of gipsies came to Rhyl, Of their doings now I am writing. About the town they went that day, Their tale was very pleasing Now many a man and many a lass For listening they are greiving. 'Twas the old, old story, always sweet, The tale of love undying How the god of love with a golden band True loving hearts was tying. A gipsy lass of high degree Was soon to be a bride Well-known to all the wealth untold Of the lover by her side. The wedding was to be in Rhyl, 'Twas their mission here that day To give the orders for the feast, It was to be in May. They ordered goods at noted stores, z, And chickens from another The bills they would gladly pay in May, It would save a lot of bother. The tradesmen kind they all rejoiced With the gipsy tribe that day And rugs and baskets too they bought, High prices they did pay. True, many a till was rather low When the gipsies went away And we are waiting, waiting still, For the wedding day in May. M. JONES, Rhyl.
ABERGELE. At Abergele Mr E A Crabbe, the town clerk, has received seven nominations for four seats namely :— Abergele Ward. "EVANS, THOMAS, Tandderwen, farmer. JONES, WILLIAM HENRY, Penybont, plumber. MORRIS, WILLIAM PIEBCE, 22 New Street, insurance agent. *ROBERTS, ISAAC, Isfryn, builder. Pensarn Ward. 'EDWARDS, JOHN, 5 Cambrian Terrace, lode- ing-house keeper. JUDSON, GEORGE HUBERT,The Tannery, tanner. *PKICHARD, HUGH EDWARD, Tan'rallt Farm, builder. Ret iring Councillor. Latest day for withdrawals, Tuesday next. Polling, if any, Saturday, March 31st.
Prestatyn. Diminishing The debt upon the 'Parish Church enlargement scheme has been reduced to £510, and it is hoped that this deficit will be wiped out in the course of the present year. Military Drill. The Parish Church Literary Society held a debate in the Church Room on Monday evening, the subject being "Should military drill be made compulsory in public schools?'' The ayes were led by Mr A L Watts, and the" noes" by Mr Parnell, and amongst those who joined in the debate were the Vicar (Rev 0 J Davies) and Messrs T J Scott, A Torkington, J R Tickle, W Inglefield, J W Worfolk, W Wainwright, and J W Williams. On a division a majority voted for the affirmative. Presbyterian Chapel. An anonymous gift of 7a handsome tea service has been made to this place of worship. Our Invalids. We regret to announce that there is so far little or no improvement in the condition of our worthy townsman Mr W H Coward, J.P.; Mr Thomas Williams, C.C., has been seriously ill for about a month, and we are glad to learn that he is now making good progress towards recovery. Choral Society. The Prestatyn Choral Society have decided to give a performance of The Messiah on Thurs- day, May 17. Attendances of Councillors. In view of the approaching election, the follow- ing list ot attendances of Councillors for the year ended March 1st may prove useful Council. Com'tce. Totals. • rs rr o r-j rc & "Z rs CJ ;= Q) := <1 ::= \oJ OÇJ "Ö 011> o3 r;:j £ ti rt £ £ Z P 2^ £ 2^ £ Srf 0 So 3 so « w in ''Coward, W H 14 3 40 8 54 11 Ellis, Peter 17 15 60 54 77 69 Greenwood, A 16 16 50 50 66 66 Griffith, T B 17 14 60 44 77 58 Hughes, Thos. 17 14 60 53 77 67 Jewell, F 17 17 60 58 77 75 Jones, Thos. 17 16 60 55 77 71 Linnell, J B 17 13 60 40 77 53 Pritchard, J 17 15 60 44 77 59 Scott, T J 17 16 60 60 77 76 Williams, John 16 14 50 40 66 54 Williams, T Parry .„ 17 15 60 54 77 69 "Seriously ill for a considerable time. Police Court. At Wednesday's court, Mr S Perks presiding, George Ellis, Ochryfoel, Dyserth, was fined Is and costs for allowing a cow to stray on the highway and Robert Drummond, Rhydorddwygoch Farm, was fined El Is 6d, including costs, for carrying a gun without a licence. The Late Mr Hugh Jones. The funeral of the late Mr Hugh Jones, milk dealer, Prestatyn, took place yesterday, amidst many manifestations of regret, the remains being conveyed to Rhyl for interment in the old ceme. tery. A service was held at the house, conducted by the Revs W Owen Evans and John Kelly and at the Rhyl Welsh Church and the grave the Rev 0 J Davies,vicar of Prestatyn, officiated. The chief mourners were Messrs J E L Jones, Thomas Jones and Richard Jones (sons); amongst others present were Dr Wimberley,Revs M F Wynne,Prestatyn R Hughes, R Curry, and Mr H Edwaids (Huwco Penmaen), Rhyl; Messrs T J Dowell (nephew), Col- wyn Bay R Davies, Chester; Ellis Roberts, John Pritchard, Robert Jones, &c. (Prestatyn), together with numerous Rhyl friends and sympathisers. The Rhyl branch lodge of the Ancient Order of Foresters (of which deceased was a member) was well represented. Deep sympathy is felt for the widow,who has been for the last nine months bed- ridden. Deceased was a native of Gwyddelwern, near Corwern, where he served his apprenticeship as a tailor. Over 45 years ago he came to Rhyl, first to Mr John Brereton, a noted townsman in those days, and for many years after he was with the late Mr W. Jones, 32 Queen Street. About 20 or 25 years ago he went into the milk business and for many years did a flourishing trade. He was a member of the Wesleyan connexion.