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1904. REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS. COUNTY OF FLINT. TWTOTICK IS HEREBY C.IYEX. that THE IX HONOURABLE RICHARD CECIL GRUSYENOR has been appointed the Barrister to Revise the Lists of Electors in the Election cf a Member to serve in Parliament for the Co-amr of Flint, and the Lists of Persons en- titled to be registered as County Electors, pursuant to the County Electors Act, 183S, and Parochial Electors, under the Local Govern- ment Act, 1894, and that he will make a Circuit and hold COURTS for Revising such Lists, at the several times and places undermentioned, that is to say — For the several Parishes, Townships. Precincts, or Places of Bangor, Bettisfield, Bronington, Erbistock, Halghton, Hanmer, Iscoed, Overton, Penley, Tybrougliton, Willingtcn, and Worthen. bury.—At the Magistrates' Room at Overton, on Tuesday, the 3th day of September next, at 10 00 in the forenoon. For the several Parishes, Township-, Precmcts, or i laces of Caergwrle, Cymmau, Estyn, Mar- ford and Hoseley (including those portions of Allington and Cresford, which were iormerly detached portions of Denbighshire), Rhanber- fedd, Shordley, Uwchym.ynydd ucha, and lwch. vmvnydd isa.-At the Derby Arms Inn, Caer- gwrle, on Tuesday, the 8th day of September next, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. For the Crban District of Buckley, and for the Parishes, Townships, Precincts, or Places of Higher Kinnertan, Hope Owen, Bannel, and so much of the Townships of l'entrobin, and Bistre East, as lie without the said Urban Dis- trict of Bucklev.-At the Urban Council Build- ings, Buckley, on Wednesday, the 9th day. of September next, at 10 o'clock in. the forenoon. For the several Parishes, Townships, Precincts, or Places of Aston, Bretton, Broadlane, Brough- ton, Hawarden, Mancott, Manor and Rake, 101.1 h i Moor, Saltney, Sealand, Shotton., and so much of the Townships of Ewloe Wood and Ewloe Town, as lie without the Urban District of Bucl,-Ie *V.-At the Magistrates' Room, in Hawar- den, en Wednesday, the 9.h day of September next, at 12 o'clock noon. For the several Parishes, Townships, Precincts, ov Places of Bagillt Fawr, Bagillt lechan, <"ole sin J i Fawr, Coleshill Eechan, Flint, Lead- brook Major, Leadbrook Minor, Northop, Soughton, Caerfallwch, Halkyn, and the artsl of Connah's Quay—At the Guildhall, m l'lint, on Thursday, the 10th day of September next, .at 10 15 o'clock in the forenoon. t. For the several Parishes, Townships, Precincts, or Places of Brynford, C'alcot, Greenfield, Gwaenvsgor, Holywell, Llanasa, Newmarket, Whelstone, and Whitford.—At the Court House, Kolwell, on Thursday, the 10th day of Septem- ber next, at 1 30 o'clock in the afternoon. For the several Parishes, Townships, Precincts, or Places of Bodfari, Caerwys, Tremeirchdon, and Ysceifiog.—At the Town Hall, Caerwys, on Friday, the 11th day of September next, at 10 30 o'clock in the forenoon. For the several Parishes, Townships, Precincts, or Places of C.wm, St. Asaph, Bodelewyddan, and Waeii,At the Court House, St. Asaph, on Friday, the 11th day of September next, at 12 45 o'clock in the afternoon. For the Parish of Rhucldlan,-At the Marsh Inn, Rhuddlan, on Friday, the 11th day of Sep- tember next, at 2 45 o'clock in. the afternoon For the several Parishes, Townships, 1 recincts, or Places of Rhyl, Dyserth, Meliden, and 1 res- tatyn.—At the Town Hall, Rhyl, on ^turda> the 12th day of September next, at 10 o c IOC.. in the forenoon. For the several Parishes, Townships, Precincts, Ir Places of Arddynwent, Broncoed, Lod-idus, Cilcen, Nannerch, Gwemaffield, Gwysaney, i 9- Hartsheath, Hendrebiffa, Lees-wood-, Llwyneg- rin, Mold (Urban), Nerquis, Tryddyn, and so much of the Townships of Argoed and nistre I West as lie without the Urban District of Buckley.—At the Shire Hall, in .Mold, on Mon- day, the 14th day of September next, at 1 30 o'clock in the afternoon, and following days if necessary. And for every Parish, Township, Precinct, or Place (if any) that mav have been omitted in this Notice.—At the Shire Hall, in Mold. the 14th day of September next, at 1 30 o'clock in the afternoon. All Overseers and other Persons whose atten- dance may be necessary, are hereby required to attend the said Courts at the several times and places aforesaid, at which the Lists of their respective Parishes and Townships are hereby appointed to be revised, and all Overseers are required to produce in Court the several Rates or Assessments made for the Relief of the Poor of their respective Parishes and; Townships, between the 5th day of January, 1903, and the Itob day of July last, and to bring with them all Notices of Claims and Objections, and other Papers they have received concerning the Re- "listilk!,tion of Parliamentary Electors, County Electors, and Parochial Electors for the said oil iity of Flint. RICHARD BROMLEY, Clerk of the County Council. M'old, 5th August, 1903.
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SHALL SUCCEED MR. SAMUEL SMITH? AT a meeting of the Flintshire County Liberal Association on Saturday, a letter was read from Mr. SAMUEL SMITH intima- ting his intention not to seek re-election. 'Vhen we. announced some time ago that Mr. SMITH had definitely decided not to When we. announced some time ago that apain contest the County, there was a stupid attempt made to discredit it, and the intervention of one of the party agents was invoked in order to invest the contradiction with a sort of official authority. That Mr. SMITH'S intentions were well known to the leaders and officials of the Party is evident from the following phrase contained in the letter read at Saturday's meeting: "I think the time has come when I ought to write you definitely about my position. I have delayed thus far at the earnest request of my Constituents who wished to avoid a bve-election." It will be remembered that the announcement we made was that Mr. SMITH had decided not to seek re-election, and that it was only at the earnest request of some of the leaders of the Party that he had not sent in his immediate resignation. Mr. SMITH now amply confirms what we stated, and we have a right to protest against the action of leaders and officials of the Party in attempting to misiead the Constituency when they knew perfectly well the exact position of matters. So much in justification of ourselves. Before discussing the question of a successor we should like to join heartily in the pcen of praise which Mr. SMITH'S valuable and faithful services called forth at the meeting on Saturday, and also to express our sincere regret that a connection that has existed so long, so happily, and so profitably, is about to be severed. Flintshire has been highly privi- leged in being served by a representative of the high moral and intellectual qualities of Mr. SMITH. Politics in this County nave assumed a loftier and more elevated tone since he became our representative the asperities of party differences have been lessened, and the conception of politics has been broadened and deepened. Mr. SMITH has enforced the truism that politics is the science by which a country is governed for the well being and happiness of every being in it, and not merely a party machine for disestablishing the Church, or for effecting .tn some great revolutionary and organic change. If Parliament contained more men of the calibre of Mr. SMITH there would be less injustice and oppression abroad, and less poverty, squallor and vice at home. It has been Flintshire's proud privilege to return to Parliament a man of intense human sympathies, whose life aim has been to improve our social and moral conditions, and who has been enabled to accomplish much valuable work in this direction by the force of his own spotless character, no less than by the vigour of his intellect, and the experience borne of the close study which he has made of the social and political evils which are at the root of the misery and degradation that unfortun- ately exist in this country. Although Mr. SMITH will shortly cease to represent us, we trust the sweetening and enobling influences of his teachings and high ideals have so thoroughly permeated his Constituents as to have a permanent and abiding effect. He carries with him into his retirement the grateful thanks of those whom he has served so well, and their sincere wishes that he may so recover his health as to derive from the remainder of his days that measure of quietude, repose and content- ment, which are the rewards of a well spent and noble life. We part with him with regret, but with the conviction that his name will ever be revered and honoured in Flintshire. It is a difficult task that is set the leaders of the Party to choose a successor to Mr. SMITH, and one that must be proceeded with, with great circumspection and care. We confess that we are not impressed with the way that things have commenced. It was, in our opinion, a tactical mistake to introduce the name of Mr. HERBERT LEWIS in the way that it was on Saturday. It was not fair to him, nor to the Party generally. No man stands higher in the estimation of the Party than Mr. HERBERT Lewis, and there is no one who is entitled to more grateful recognition for sterling services than he. But we fail to see any sufficient reason why he should be removed from what to him is a safe seat in the Borough to undertake the more arduous task of fighting the County. We know that to represent the County involves three times the expense that is involved in re- presenting the Boroughs, and Mr. HERBERT LEWIS frankly told the delegates that he is not in a position to spend on an election or on registration any more than he spends at present in the Boroughs. It is all very well for enthusiasts to promise that they will make up the difference. Our experience of Flintshire Liberalism is not such as to make us sanguine that it will survive an appeal to the pocket. If we were really convinced that the difference in the cost I would be made up we would strongly advocate the proposed exchange, if it is the desire of Mr. HERBERT LEWIS that it should take place for we recognize that his wishes ought to be respected, and that the great work he has done entitles him to any hon- our which Flintshire Liberals can bestow upon him. But, to be straight, we are far from being convinced that that is possible, and it would be placing Mr. HERBERT LEWIS in an absolutely false pcsition if he were induced to take the candidature on the promise that the conditions which he has laid down will be fulfilled. Moreover, it is the general experience that where an election is a strain on the party funds, the Tories, with the greater wealth they have at their command, never hesitate to contest the seat however hopeless their chances of winning it. With regard to the threat of the intervention of a Labour Candidate we cannot accept it as serious, and must strongly deprecate the frequent reference made to the possibility of such an event, as being an incentive to outside interference. We sympathise with the claims of labour, and the Labour leaders, on the whole, exercise a wise discrimination in selecting Constituencies where the industrial element is predominant. It can scarcely be said that Flintshire is a constituency of that description, and even though a Labour Candidate had the support of the Liberal Association it is extremely doubtful whether he would carry the seat. But the strongest objection, in our opinion, to the exchange is that it may loose the Party the representa- -ion of the Boroughs. We have had letters from several leading Borough voteis who say that they are extremely doubtful if they can retain the seat with any can- didate other than Mr. HERBERT LEWIS. It is argued that the Borough seat is safer than the County, because the last figures showed a majority of ten per cent. on the polling strength, whereas the County only showed a majority of six per cent. But it is our opinion that the ten per cent. majority in the Boroughs is to be attributed to the strong personality and the popularity jf Mr. HERBERT LEWIS rather than to the strength of the Party, and that with any other candidate the majority would be reduced to vanishing point. The pre- cipitancy with which Mr. LEwrs' name has been thrust forward is a matter that is to be very much regretted, especially as the gentlemen who are responsible for it represent only very small polling districts. and are more directly concerned in the representation of the Boroughs than the County. Had it been that there was any difficulty in securing a Candidate the course suggested might have been a desirable though still a hazardous one. But there are no dearth of Candidates. There are at least two gentlemen in the County who are prepared to accept the Candidature, whilst there are a number of influential Liberals outside the Constituency who would readily accept an invitation if extended to them. We hope the different polling districts will weigh well the whole of the considerations. Mr. HERBERT LEWIS is entitled to have his wishes considered with the utmost defer- ence, but the question must be viewed from the standpoint of what is wisest and best in the interests of the Party as a whole. TOWN AXI) COUNTRY KOTES. The Liverpool Welsh Nonconformists, in a manifesto which they have issued, declare their refusal to pay the education rate, because creeds and confessions contrary to truth "are taught i: the schools, and further, because the children are taught that their parents are heretics and enemies to the Church of Christ. The second is an excellent reason. There may be few schools in which this teaching is given, but it is infamous that parents should be made to support a system under which such teaching is possible When, however, the Liver- pool Nonconformists take npon themselves to declare that the creeds and confessions are contrary to truth they are doing very much the same thing which they condemn in others. If Dissenters characterise the creeds of another Church as untruthful. they cannot complain if the Church calls them heretics though they may justly complain that the State backs up the slander. Parliament rose, after an arduous session, on Friday. The North Wales Members intend to have a vigorous campaign against the Education Act during the recess. They will also have to pay some regard to the preparation for the next election. A good proportion of the Welsh constituencies are already provided with candidates on both sides, aud though the campaign will no- where be formally opened yet, the "nursing 1 of the constituencies is already beginning, and will be continued with increasing industry as the general election gets nearer. In North Wales the most important cam paign will be that of Mr. Lloyd-George, which begins next month. He will speak at Bangor, Carnarvon, and other centres in the constituency, and it is expected that Sir Edward Grey, will accompany him at one, if not more, of these meetings. On Fri- day Mr. Naylor, the candidate selecled to oppose him, addressed a meeting of Con- servatives at Bangor. He declared that he was going to fight the constituency not as a party man but as a patiiot. The rally of Unionist Free Traders in defence of the existing Fiscal system is proceeding apace. Not only, as the Spectator claimed some weeks ago, is all the wit of the party against Mr. Chamber- lain the bulk of the leading commercial men are in the same galley. Mr. Baird, the head of the great Lanarkshire iron firm, has taken his stand, and with him the most influential firms in Glasgow and Mr. T. Hugh Bell, who with his father, Sir Low- thian Bell, speaks for the industrial interests of Teeside, has separated himself from Mr. Chamberlain. Even in Birmingham, too, the reactionary movement is throwing into the anti-Chamberlain party the more re- sponsible men When we are told that the glass industry is ruined by Free Trade it is only necessary to point to the action of Sir William Chance who knows more about that trade than the combined staff of pamphleteers under Mr C. A. Vince. The Glasgow bakers have just resolved to increase the price of a quartern loaf by a halfpenny. Of course no Free Trader would argue that there was any connection between this fact and Mr Chamberlain's proposals. But when the price of bread remained unchanged after the removal of the Corn Tax last April Protectionists called upon a wondering world to observe the fact. 'As the action of the Glasgow bakers shews, there is an actual shortage of grain, the prices have moved in sympathy. The case is worth studing closely, be- cause it contains a good illustration of a fact often overlooked by Protectionists. Whei the Corn Tax was imposed the price of bread rose immediately, because the margin of profit in the baking trade at that moment was so narrow that the duty made all the difference between profit and loss, and compelled the bakers to pass on the burden without delay. In the Glasgow case it is evident that had the Corn Tax besn in existance it would have precipitated the action of the bakers a week or two earlier. OOO CLAREMONT HYDRO NOTES. Another busv week at this establishment, visitors having: to be refused accommodation every day. Another Whist Drive took place, on Monday evening, the winners proving to be Mrs. Holds- worth, Mrs. Steeds and Mr. Richardson and Mr. Adams. lennis and Bowls are being played on every occasion when the weather permits, and the Crouquet rornament is still in progress, the semi-finalists being Mr. Ashley Norris and Mrs. I nmer, and Mr. Richardson and Miss Adams. Impromptu concerts have been held each evening, there being no scarcity of excellent talent among the visitors. 0§0 RHUDDLAN. FOOTBALL.—On Saturday evening a meeting of the Rhuddlan Football Club was held at the Black Hotel for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements for the forthcoming season. The meeting was a representative one, and all present appeared to be anxious to have a thorough good club formed. It was unanimously resolved to en- ter for the Welsh Junior Cup and North Wales Junior Cup The selection of a secretary and the question of entering for the second division of the North Wales Coast League was deferred to the next meeting, which is to be held next Saturday evening at 7-30. It is to be hoped that the committee will see their way clear to enter for the league, and if they do, I am confident they will make a good fight. There are not a few good lads in Rhuddlan, and a goalkeeper second to none in this district. It is surprising he has not been approached by some of the Combination clubs, but I suppose his quiet and unassuming disposition coupled with the fact that he played for Rhuddlan" has not been to his advantage. NEWMARKET. A TOWN HALL FOR NEWMARKET.— Thanks to the suggestion of Mr. M. A. Ralli, while speaking as one of the presid- ents of the recent Eisteddfod held at New- market, the inhabitants have embarked upon the project of building a Town Hall in which to hold their annual Eisteddfod. Already two public meetings have been held, and several influential gentlemen have appointed to assist the eisteddfod committee in making arrangements for the erection of this much desired hall. Mr. Ralli has promised a handsome sum to" wards the erection, and it is expected that the land will be given by an individual who takes the deepest interest in the welfare of Newmarket. A committee was held on Wednesday when a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Ralli for his generous offer. We wish the committee every success in the undertaking.
CHURCH MUSIC.—No. 2. THE ENGLISH ESEEVAX CHURCH, RHYL. "Music," it has been said, 'mav be hard to undejrsttmd, but are Aleii. Music possesses tne unique faculty or appealing to us with that heavenly voice a[;l utterance which words are powerless to portray. Incor- poreal and' etherealised in the realms of art, tones are untrammelled by external perceptions, unhampered by the bonds that fetter human im- agination. The music of the Israelites had great influence on the progress of civilisation, and must have been more closely allied to their political life and their mental consciousness than that oi any other nation of olden times 1; eveln- amongst nations possessing a less relmed and pure belief, we found music united to their religion. And thus it came to pass tnat the Psalms, and other hymns of the ancient covenant became, and have ever since remained, the principal songs of the succeed- mg age—of the age when Music asserted her independence, as an art for the entered into the religious rites of yi] Christian peoples, without distinction of nations or creed. In the Hebrew Psalms devotional feeling, touched here and there with a patriot's hopes and fears, has once for all projected itself in form's of speech, which seem to exhaust the capabilities of sublimity in language. Those. Psalms were set to music, and pre-suppose music in their thought and technical structure. The Psalms have a sublimity of thought, a magnificence of imagery, a majesty of strength of movement, that evoke the loftiest energies of musical genius that ventures to ally itself with them. Tn every nation of Christendom the Psaims have been made the foundation of the musical services of the Church many of the greatest masterjs oil the harmonic art have lavished upon them the richest treasures of their invention, and yet they have but skimmed the surface of their unfathomable suggestions. David, who arranged the Temple of Music, not only appointed from the Levifes a number of singers and musicians, but also composed for the divine worship sacred songs. The perfectly natural art unfolds her wondrous wings, and transcending expectation soars above the most daring lights of fancy in the pursuit of her noble ideas. The V\ esleyan chapels, or churches as they are now designated, stand pre-eminently ;,i tli e foremost rank of the Free Churches in their splendid organisations and: musical aggrandise- ment, but in respect to the latter what changes have been brought about, when comparing the music of our day with the primitive times and ideals in those grave and solemn measures which our early fore-fathers found so much pleasure and delight in. and which had become heard in many organs, and may represent any- vvorship the idiomatic peculiarities in the splitting up of words and sentences—the topsy-turfydom and often complicated rhythm, the repetition and prolongation of lines set to a rollicking kind of medley or tune, with the accompaniment of a bass viol' or some other rude instrument form a striking contrast to the psalmody of to-day, with our musically educated choirs, and the 'king of instruments' to lead the services. It was with gratifying pleasure that I found myself comfortably seated in the English Wes- leyan Church. The Wesleyan services are usually of a plain and simple character, but we can always rely upon hearing some thoroughly good hearty congregational singing in their numerous places of worship. By a coincidence the music was more elaborate than usual, the occasion being the anniversary services, an organ recital and other items. Several well- known, hymns, selected from, the Hymnary,' expressly compiled for the Wesleyan denomin- ation, and a Psalm were sung. The anthem, '0 taste and See" (Goss) was excellently ren- dered by the large mixed choir, which spoke volumes in favour of careful and efficient train- ing on the part of the organist and choirmaster, (Mr. Bryan Warhurst.) The soprano voices were particularly sweet and sympathetic, whilst the other parts respectively combined in ren- dering the music with a knowledge of vocal effect, and altogether gave a performance which was competent in a musical direction as ceuld be wished. There is always a charm in music when used by the human voice. Many singers there are, possessing good voices and trained to use them, yet their singing correct it may be, but, alas leave us cold. The spontaneous self-adaptiveness is a means to an end—that is the principal thing we have to consider and be impressed with. The voice of the singer should have that guidance unthought of, known only to feeling, yielded to its perfect trust, accepted without misgiving. The old master is reported to have said to a would-be pupil, "lvhen you have forgotten all that you have learnt, possib- ly you may begin to learn how to sing." The three rnanuel organ was erected by C. Lloyd and Co., Nottingham, from the following specification Great. 1. Trumpet 8 ft. 2. Mixture, 4 Ranks. 3. Twelfth 2 4. Keraulophon 8 5. Open diapason 8 6. Fifteenth 2 7. Principal 4 8. Clarabella 8 9. Double diapason 16 1} Swell. 1. Clarion 4 ft. 2. Oboe a 3. Horn 8 }J 4. Mixture, 2 Ranks. 5. Fifteenth 2 6. Principal. 4 7. Selcional 8 8. Stop diapason 8 9. Open diapason 8 10. Lieblich Bourbon 16 Choir. 1. Dulciana. 2. Piccolo 2 ft. 3. Viola di Gamba 8 4. Clarionet 8 5. Fteuto Trabuse 4 Pedals. 1. Violin 16 ft. 2. Open diapasoi-i 16 ft. 8 Couplers. Composition pedals. Hie instrument is a fine-toned one. The stops in the Choir and Swell are nicely voiced, the Great is evenly balanced, and the quality of the diapasons are exceedingly good, which is the foundation work. But no stop, however, has been so variousl" and shamefully treated than the diapason, which I have frequently- heard in many organs, and may represent any- thing from a big flute to a. mongrel gamba, yet we find ourselves contentedly accepting as a true diapason what is a mere apology for it. We want to expurgate the enrors of the last decade, and restore to the organ its sacrosunct diapason. The accompanying of all buft first- class choirs is largely an utilitarian matter—a combination of acts on the part of the organist, many of which are indefensible from- an artistic point of view. He ranks as the best perform- er, who most wisely covers the faults and de. ficiencies of the forces under his charge rather than expose their weaknesses and this,is largely (not altogether) done by a judicious choice of stops designed to bring about this particular purpose. Full organ, or even great to mix. tures, should scarcely ever be used in choir accompanying. Terrible in its dignity, if used judiciously—it quickly becomes an unmusical din, a torture to hearers, and a bite noir to singers. The organist (Mr. Bryan, Warhurst) has at- tained a brilliant degree of success as an accom- plished and practical musician, his accompani- ments throughout were marked with much taste and expression. There was an immense con- gregation present, and the heartiness of the singing was a special feature of the service. An organ recital followed which included se- lections from the works of Handel, Guilmant, and others, and needless to say that Mr. War- hurst manipulated the key-board with clearness and technical skill, his masterly and varied style avoided anything approaching monotony. Two items for the violin were magnificently played by Mr. Horace. Haselden, and Barn's beautiful contralto solo, The Good Shepherd," was superbly sung by Miss Dilys Jones, who possesses a voice of exceptionable richness and flexibility, and was used with great art. T was much impressed with my visit, and carried away most pleasant and lingering recollections of a musical service artistically rendered at the English Wesleyan Church, Rhvl. VOX HUMANA. 18th August, 1903. ■ o§o
DEATH. DARLASTOX-On the 20th inst., at Hands- worth House, Rhyl, Jennie, the dearly-loved wife of Alfred Henry Darlaston, after "a long and painful illness. Deeply lamented.
WELSH NEWS IN BRIEF. Flint Castle is to be converted into a recreation ground for children The death of Mr. Edward Puleston, brother of Sir John Puleston, is announced in America, where he resided for some years. A new Free Church of Wales, which has been erected in Claughton Road. Birkenhead, at a cost of ;:3000, was formally opened by special services held on Saturday and Sunday week, in which the Rev M. 0 Evans oi Wrexham,and the Rev. W. O. Jones, of Liverpool, the founder of the denomination, took part. The" Drych" says the Rev W Cai-aclcc jonef, formerly minister of Hermon Chapel, Oswestty who is at present on a preaching tour in the United States has received a unanimom invitation to succeed the late Rev Dr Gwesyn Jones, as pastor of the Bethesda Congregational Church, Utica, one of the largest Welsh churches in the United States. It is an interesting sign of the complete:uncification of tne Liberal Party,at a moment when me Conser- vatives are hopelessly split, that Sir Edward Grey is to assist Mr Lloyd George in his political campaign in Canarvonshire, which will begin in September. Mr Lloyd George's opponnent, Mr NavJor, was welcomed at the Bangor Conservative Club on Friday Mr Naylor so well appreciates the Liberal strength 01 the constituency that he presents himself as a patriot rather than a paity man A special Gorsedd of the "Bards of the Isle of Britain was summoned by the 'Chief Bard Positive' Gwilvn Colywd on Friday on the Mount of Songs un the score of Lake, for the purpose of confirming the degrees confirmed upon twenty-four primary elders appointed to attend the Coronation ceremony last year, but was adjourned until Septem- er the 23rd on account of the wet weather Only about a score of people atttended, and only two of the primary bards including Cowlyd, put in an appearance, but they initiated and invested a few ov^tes as members of the brotherhood, including Mr. J. R. Furness, the curator of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts Livtnpool Welsh Nonconformists have issued a manifesto in reference to the education rate avowing their readiness to pay rates for undenominational schools directly under popular control, but they oppose any Act which rates the whole country for the purpose of an denomination or sect. be it that of the Church of England or the Church of Rome Hence they refuse to pay the education rate, because it involves the maintenance of schools the object of wh.cn is to teach creads and confession contrary to tni'.h, and wherein proselytism is practiced and children are taught that their parents are heretics and enemies of the Church of Chiist. They also object because the Act interferes with the consciences of sch. olmasters and teachers. At the Bala County Court on Monday before Judge W. Evans, John Jones, Gelligreen. Bala, sued Hugh Dier. of Warrington, for ^"5 for "damage done to a horse and servant on the 23rd May in a collision. Mr Dier made a counter claim for -40 for damage done to his motor-car. 11-c Jordan, Bala appeared for Jones, and Mr John Williams, Dolgelly tor Mr Dier. In delivering judgment the judge said the cause of the accident was the violation of the regu lations in not stopping when the plaintiff' raised his hand. He dismissed the counter-claim and awarded £ 5 damages and costs to the plaintiff Mr. A. Bodvil Roberts, the Deputy-Coroner for Canarvonshire, on Tuesday held an inquest at Bangor on the body of Henry Bell, green grocer, Glanadda. On Monday the deceased was found dead in one of the rooms at the Coach and Horses Temperance Lodging House. Dean street. It appears from evidence that Bell had gone to sleep at the Coach and Horses during th; earlier part of the afternoon, and at 7 p.m. he was found dead with his head resting on his arm.—Dr Rowland Jones said that the cause of the death was syncope and suffocation, due to the deceased having rested his nose and mouth on his arm.—"Death from Natural Causes" was the verdict. The officers of the Oswestry Passive Resistance League have just issued a communication bearing the heading For God and My Right," stating that the first batch of conscientious objectors to the payment of the rate under the Education Act will appear before the Oswestry bench of magistrates to-day, and following the hearing of the summonses against them a public demonstration will be held on the Bailey Head, at which addresses will be delivered by various speakers from near and far. At'Bangor Petty Sessions on Wednesday, W. Lewis Griffith, the licensee of the Cambria Inn James Street, Bangor, was summoned for having kept his house open during Sunday, the 9th inst. Jane Hughes, his housekeeper, was summoned for aiding and abetting, and Ann Williams, Brick Street, was summoned for being on the priemises. The police noticed Ann Williams enter and leave the house with a quart bottle of beer. The defence was that Ann Williams had been in attendance upon the child of Jane Hughes, and that the beer was given to her in the absence ot the landlord The Bench, consisting of four, being equally divided, the case was dismissed. At the Bangor Police Court on Wednesday. Ellen Jones, Caellwyngvydd, the wife of a Penrhyn Quarry striker, was summoned for threatening Hugh Evans, a returned striker, and with inciting a riot. Mr. S R. Dew prosecuted. The evidence showed that on the 8th inst that Evans was going into a butchers shop when the defendant called out to the butcher that he was a traitor and must not be served. The result was that a crowd assembled and the complain- ant was violently kicked by a number of men, who Mr Dew described as a pack of cowards. Police Sergeant Rowlands who rescued the complainant from the crowd, gave evidence as to the ill usage he was subjected to. The defendant who denied having called the complainant a traitor or having incited the crowd to attack him, was bound over to keep the peace for six months in her own recognisances of ^10 and two securities of _^5 each, and ordered to pay the costs. A alarming accident occured on Wednesday on the Great Western line between Shrewsbury and Ruabon. Accoiding to the official statement the Bristol express goods train to Manchester was passing through Chirk, and when a mile further on towards Ruabon the heavily ladened train suddenly left the metals. Sixteen waggons were derailed and a frightful crash followed as the train was going forty miles an hour. The stoker and driver fortunately escaped injuries, but the permanent way was torn up for nearly 200 yards and twisted in an indescribable manner. Three breakdown gangs managed to clear the line by noon, traffic having to be accordingly diverted to the single line system. All passenger trains were delayed, and many visitors to Shrewsbury floral fete were nearly two hours late. Investigations showed no axles broken, but it is impossible to state whether any obstruction was placed upot the metals. On Saturday Dr R J. Hughes, Coroner for Wesr Denbighshire, hell an inquest at Bylchau, near Denbigh, on the body of Pnillip Owen, carpenter Owen, who was sixty live years of age, started to Denbigh on Tuesday last in a spring cart taking with him several ladders. Immediately after starting it is surmised that one of the ladders struck the horse on the head,causing it to bolt down the steep hill in the direction of the town. Soon after the cart, with Owen underneath, was found upset on the side of the road, with horse struggling to get loose Owen received terrible injuries, and died on Thursday with- out having recovered consciousness. A verdict of accidental death was returned.
-oo- WELSH COUNTY COUNCILS AND THE "APPOINTED DAi Before the House of Commons adjourned, Mr. Kenyon asked the Secretary to the Board of Educa- tion whether he was aware that most of the County Councils in Wales had provisionally adopted 3oth September as the day to bring the Education Act into operation, and had levied an increased rate in view of the expenses which would devolve upon the Council from that date, and that it was now in contemplation to defer that date and. if so, whether he would make inquiries as to the necessity of any longer delay in the matter. Sir William Anson, in reply said The 30th September was fixed by the Board of Education as the appointed day for most County Councils who did not desire to bring the Education Act into operation before that date, pro- visionally on no difficulty arising which should necessitate a postponement. County Councils desir- ous ot postponing an appointed day once fixed will necessarily state their reasons for requesting a postponement. -oo-
i RHYL. THE COUNTY DENTAL ASSOCIATIONS Limited, has removed to Ileaid House, 52, Water Street, Rhyl. Consultation and advice free. Hours of attendance, a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (Saturdays excepted)..Mr. F. Sarson, FOR High-Class1 Provisions at wholesale prices go to Roose and Co., S.P.Q.R. Stores, Queen Street, Rhyl.— Mv' SPECIAL POLICE COl'RT.—At a Special Police Court on Wednesday, be: re Dr. Girdle- stone (in the chair) and Mr. J. H. Ellis, Hugh Jones (Cocos) was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and fighting, and Thomas Tones (Cocos) was charged with resisting the police in the execution of their du.tv. P.C. William Davies proved the case. lie said that on Friday he found the defendant Hugh Jones drunk and fighting with another man who dis- appeared when the police came on the scene. He arrested Hugh Jones, as he was disorderly, and thereupon Thomas Jones came up and endeavoured to prevent his taking him into custody. Hugh Jones, in default of paying a fine of 5s. and 6s. 4d. costs, was sentenced, to fourteen days' imprisonment. Thomas Jones, who expressed regret for what he had done, was fined 5s. and 6s. lOd. costs. THE ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH —The Rev. R. Rowland Robert-. B.A., of Car- diff, is to preach at this church next Sunday and the following Sunday. Mr. Roberts is known as one of the eminent preachers of the Presbyterian Church of Wales in South Vtales. and we understand that he has been selected to deliver tne "Conference Sermon" at the next annual Conference, which is to be held at Llan- ellv in September. OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATIONS RHYL SUCCCESSES.—The following are among the local successes at the recent Oxford Local Examinations:—Second Class Honours (Senior), M. A. May, Elwv Hall, Rhyl, who is recom- mended for the bronze medal offered by the Royal Geographical Society Third Class Hon- ours, H. 1'. Yinning, Brvntirion Convent, Rhyl. Pass List (Junior) First Division, M. N. Ro- berts, Ehvy Hall, Rhyl Second Division, D. Tatham, Elwv Hall- Rhvl. REMOVAL OF A RESIDENT.—His mam- friends will regret to hear that Mr. Fred. Ro- berts, head ot the furnishing firm of Messrs. Fred. Roberts IX Co., Russell Buildings, Rhyl, is about to remove from our midst. He has decided to return to a well-known hostelry in Heywood ot which he was for many years the licensee before coming to Rhvl. Meantime the furnishing business in Rhyl will be continued under the management of Mr. Geo. Newman, and we feel sure Mr. Roberts' patrons will con- tinue to extend him. their support, notwith- standing that he will be unable personally to devote so much time to the business. PRESENTATION.—After the week-night service at the English Wesleyan ( hurch on Wednesday evening a meeting v.-as held under the presidency of Mr. G. R. Lawrence, circuit steward, for the purpose of presenting the Rev. J. C. Stuart with a purse of gold on tne occa- sion of his retiring, owing to ill-health, from the active work of the ministry. The Chair- man, in making the presentation, said that the testimonial had been spontaneously subscribed by Mr. Stuart's many friends in the Rhyl and Prestatyn churches, who appreciated deeply his ministrations, and who sympathised with him in his ill-health. Mr. Banks spoke on behalf of the Prestatyn friends, and Mr. Reuben Small feelingly expressed his attachment for Mr. Stuart. Mr. Stuart appropriately acknow- ledged the presentation and kind remarks made. Mr. Stuart leaves Rhyl on Monday, and will take part in the services on Sunday by way of valedictory. PROPOSED PRESENTATION TO THE number of the friends and admirers of the Archdruid of Wales (Hwfa Mon), in conjunction with the leading members of the Gorsedd of the Bards, intend presenting him at the next National Eisteddfod of Wales with his portrait in oils in recognition of his services as the head of the bardic brotherhood. Ar- rangements are being made to try and secure the services of Mr. Hubert Ilerkcmer, R.A., the eminent artist, who is himself a member of the Welsh Gorsedd and is known in Welsh bardic circles as ComeT, to paint the portrait. It was Professor Herkomer who designed the breastplate of gold and the crown of oak leaves worn by the Archdruid at Gorsedd ceremonies, and he is a great admirer of the venerable Hwfa Mon. BOYS' BRIGADE CAMP.—The Crewe Battal- ion Boys' Brigade have theeir camp on the foot- ball ground in Grange Road. 1 he camp is being held from Tuesday, the 18th, to Saturday, the 22nd inst. The advance party, composing of the Quartermaster and twelve boys, arrived on Monday at 10 o'clock, and by nightfall had the tents pitched and the marquees erected. The battalion arrived at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning and marched via High Street and the Promenade en route to the football ground. The boys filled their palliasses and got their tents made up, guard was mounted, and after dinner fell in for the first regular drill, and the camp was in complete order. The rain during Tuesday night did not interfere with the com- fort of the boys, and the weather on Wednes- day being all that could be desired, the ground diied quickly. The battalion will be inspected on Friday afternoon by Capt. F. D. Stones, acting adjutant of the 2nd Cheshire Royal En- gineers (Railway) Volunteers, when visitors will be welcomed. There are 120 boys under can- vas, commanded bv the following officers 1st Company Mr. T. W. Riley (acting colonel), the Rev. A, E, Auden (quartermaster), Messrs. F. H. Cooke, and W. l'orster 2nd Company, Messrs. F. F. Ramage, T. Cooper, and T. Chall- iuor; 4th Company, Mr. P. Bown; 5th Com- pany, Messrs. G. Hughes (acting major) and W. H. Denning. C. Wilson, Esq., M.D., of the 1st Company, is acting surgeon. Camp secretary, Mr. H. Town.ley (acting bugle major). There is almost complete absence of sickness amongst officers and boys. ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL.—The Lady Superintendent acknowledges with many thanks the following donations, kindly sent in during the past week:—Collected at Burlesque Football Match between Boarders at Mrs. ( hil- well's and Mr. E. H. Williams Merrie Men, £3 3s. Surplus of the Prestatyn Coronation Fund, per Mr. H. R. Hughes, J31 16s. 8d. Collected on the Sands by Misses Daisy and Mary Talbott, j31 15s. 7d." MR. DARLASTON and family desire to thank all friends for their very kind sympathy and enquiries. Handsworth House, Rhvl. THE NATIONAL ETSTEDDFOD.—A meet- ing of the Executive Committee of the Rhyl National Eisteddfod, 1904, was held at the Town Hall, on Thursday evening, Mr. R. LI. Jones presiding. The General Secretary sub- mitted bills in connection with the proclamation ceremony, amounting to £24, and they were approved of. Bills were also submitted, amounting to £46, in connection with the erec- tion of the Gorsedd and the removal of the big stone to Rhyl, whilst the account for the trac- tion engine had not yet come to hand. It was stated that the total sum voted by the Executive Committee was £20, with an addition of B5 for the removal of the stone, and J312 10s. for the luncheon, but of the latter item the sum of only £4 had been spent, owing to the generous action of the Palace Syndicate in entertaining half the guests, and paying half the wine bill. With regard to the big stone, it was stated that there were bills to hand amounting to £12 IDs., and that the traction engine account would be considerable. An animated discussion took place, and strong comments made on the heavy cost incurred. It was decided to refer the account in connection with the removal of the stone back to the Finance Committee to con- sider it in connection with the account for the traction engine, and a resolution was also passed directing that no further money should be spent on the stone until after the next meet- ing. Mr. A. L. Clews strongly urged economy, and commented on the fact that there seeimied a disposition to make heavy charges against the committee. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the Syndicate' of the Queen's Pal- ace for the generous manner in which they had met the committee, and for the satisfactory way in which they had catered the luncheon. A cordial vote of thanks was also passed to the Mayor of Denbigh (Mr. A. O. Evans) for the gift of the Gorsedd stones, and to Mr. R. Llewelyn Jones for presenting a case of wine' for the guests on the occasion of the luncheon. THE REV. THOMAS WATGH. the popular pdeacher and evangelist, is announced to preach at the Wesleyan Church to-morrow (Sunday). William >.rtwiing, son of Mr. John Rawling, Justice of the Peace of Oldwit, near Launceston, has been drowned at Trebarwith, on the north Cornish coast, presumably while bathing. He was nineteen years of age and had just passed his matriculation examination. Colonel Sir Watkin Wynn, Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire, has arrived at Southampton on board the liriton, after six months' tour in South Africa. Sir Watkin's health has creatlv imnrovecL
THE FLINTSHIRE VACANCY" | MJ'KTIXC OF RI]VI. J.JBKRALS;. A meeting of the Liberal electors of Rhyl wast held at the Liberal Club Rooms last (Thursday) j^H evening for the purpose of nominating a can- didate to succeed Mr. Samuel Smith in the representation of the county. Mr. Samuel i^H Perks occupied the chair, but there was not a j^H very large attendance. Mr. Perks explained what was done at the meeting at Flint on the previous Saturday, and stated that that meeting- had been called in accordance with the resolu- tion that had been passed at Rhyl. There seemed a strong diesire that the seat should be offered to Mr. Lewis, and the onlv question. was in regard to the conditions which he had: laid down as to the expense. He was glad to say that all the Rhyl delegates were present, and the meeting was very representative of the county generally. Mr. S. J. Amos next spoke and suggested that if they decided to re.com- mend Mr. Herbert Lewis that they should first pass a resolution binding themselves in Rhvl to pay their quota of the cost whatever it would be Mr. G. W. Parry spoke strongly in sup- port of Mr. Herbert Lewis, and urged that the money question ought not to be an obstacle to his adoption. Further speeches were delivered by Messrs. J. W. Jones, Hugh Edwards, H. Percival Williams, R. Llewelyn. Jones, and Daniel Evans, and in the course of the dis- cussion the names of the following gentlemen were mentioned as candidates in addition to Mr. Herbert Lewis, viz., Mr. Richard D. Holt, Liverpool, Mr. J. W. Summers, Connah's Quay, and R. Llewelyn Jones, Rhyl. It was eventually resolved to adjourn the meeting -in- til Friday next, the 28th inst., when a final !H recommedaiion will be made. 1
LORD SALISBURY DYING LATEST NEWS. A telephonic communication received as 11 we are going to press, states that Lord j I Salisbury is slowly sinking. j |
-no- CORRESPOX D E N C E. j | EQUALITY OF ASSESSMENT AT I PRESTATYN. ■ To Editor of the RECORD AND ADVERT: J I Dear Sm-In your issue of Saturday i I I notice Mr Linnell gives one illustration j I which he says will suffice to show the base- v | I lessness of my statements which appeared in J I your issue of the previous week- Mr Linnell J I is very sanguine if he thinks it will "suffice/ I I rather think it illustrates something else. Let I me again refer to Mr Linnell's words in his I previous letter The S acre field held by I myself happens to be one and a half acres only I and is assessed at £3 Mr Linnell must have I forgotten that. It is refreshing to have his I admission that the field is 8 acres and that its I rateable value is £11 10s. I must here point I out that land is only assessed at one-fourth its I rateable value which brings the net assess- I meat as I quoted, (really rather less) and I I challenge Mr- Linnell to show the demand I note for the poor rate of that 8 acre field, is I for more than the handsome sum of 3s. lOd. for I the half-year, I The charge against that field for the district I rate is 128. 9d. for this year. The net assess- I ment is given at £3. Our district rate is 4s. I 3d. in the But this information is open to I any ratepayer as I pointed out. If my I statements were baseless or untrue, Mr. I Linnell's public position demands other action, I which I await.—I am, Sir, I Yours faithfully, I J. BANKS- I Bryngwalia, I Prestatyn, August 20, 1903. I -oo-
GllOXAXT. I WEDDING.—On Sunday August the 9th I a pretty wedding took place at the Groes I Weleyan Chapel. The contracting parties I being Mr William Evans, Gronant, and I Miss Hughes, Freeland House. The offic- I iating minister was the Rev John Kelly, I (Suprintendent of the circuit) assisted by I Mr J. Lloyd, registrar) Holywell. The bride who was prettily attired in a cream coloured costume with a picture hat to match, was given away by her brother, Mr J. Jones, Connah's Quay. The bridesmaid was Miss Smith, Holywell, while the duties of best man fell on Mr T. Evans (brother ot bridegroom.) After the ceremony the party (which numbered about 30) were entertained to a sumptous luncheon at Freeland House, after which the happy couple left to spend their honeymoon at Bettws-y-coed. The wedding gifts were bothfcostly and numerous. Lady Pyers Mostyn has always taken a keen inteiest in the welfare of the young people of this district, and at her request a metal carving class has been formed, which has as its principal a well-known gentleman from the metropolis. The class meets every night during this fornight and after- wards will meet once a week under the direction of Mr J. C. Batters and Mr J. D. Bulcock. It is to be hoped that the young element will embrace this opportunity and make the best of the privilege so kindly offered them
0§0 — 1 GWAEXYSGOE. BUILDING OPERATIONS.—Although the above place is not within easy reach of the railway, yet there are scores of visitors who spend their summer holidays there, but the great draw back is that there is no accom- | modation. Some of the more enterprising inhabitants have realised this, and several new houses are shortly to be erected. At Bryn-y-ffynnon there is a spacious house in course, of erection. The builder being Mr. Edward Parry. The village with its noted caye is a source of great attraction to visitors.
o§o ] DYSEETH. ELECTION OF RURAL DISTRICT COUNCILLOR. —The election of a Rural District Coun- cillor for the Parish of Dyserth in the place ) of the late Mr. Rice J. Williams, Rhyd, took place on Saturday. Mr. Charles .jgj Grimsley being the Returning Officer and « Mr. J. Wallis Davies the poll Clerk. Very little interest was taken in the contest, only some seventy electors taking the trouble to -1' record their votes out of a total electorate of 174. The result was as follows Mr. E. "1 Williams, builder, 40; Mr. John Williams, ] Rosslyn, 21 Mr. R. Roberts, Bodunig, 10.1 fofi .J
C\VM. CONCERT. — On Thursday evening a 1 concert was held at the above place in aid of the funds of the Wesleyan Chapel. The chair was taken by Mr. J. Cunnah, Prestatyn, and the cncert was conducted by Mr. John Roberts, Gwaenysgor, while Mr. J. H. Savage presided at the piano in his usual efficient manner. The chapel was packed with an enthusiastic audience, and the programme was efficiently sustain- ed by the following artistes Misses M. E. Evans and Lucy Morris, Dyserth Messrs. R. and D. Morgan, Cwm, and Mr. W. T. Party, Newmarket. A tea meeting was held prior to the concert, and despite the inclement weather a good number sat down to an excellent repast. The chapel has lately been renovated and is now in a good state of repair, and an adornment to the village.