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Colwyn Bay u- on the Navy.âMr H. N. Sulivan has ln~|y promised to give a lecture in the Schoolroom J? V?ursday next on the above subject, which ould prove very interesting. of the Vicar's Father. â Much sym- P thy will no doubt be felt with the Rev Canon ugh Roberts, vicar of Colwyn Bay, owing to Tn? bis father, at an advanced age. funeral took place last Saturday. The opposition to the London and North-Western al way Bill.-The deputation which was nomi- ated to pay a visit to London in order to strengthen rmally the opposition of the Urban District ouncil to the Railway Company's Bill, had a very Peasant time of it. They returned safely on uesday evening, and we shall hear in a week or 0 what has been done. ^Vangelistic Mission.âA series of interesting P ?~PProPriate lectures have been delivered at the ublic Hall during the past week by Mr Rowland awards. The meetings, which have been held Z! der the auspices of the Free Churches, have been airly well attended, and should be instrumental in aomg considerable good. Runaway Horse.âOn Tuesday afternoon Uother case of an animal bolting occured, but this a horse which belonged to Mr Farrar, The range. The animal started from the direction of olvvyn, with a rider on its back, and continued its t^ad career along Conway and Abergele-roads to e stable. Fortunately the man was able to keep his seat, and no damage was done. Cat with three Legs.âA somewhat novel TK °f a cat is current here. Last week a favourite belonging to a resident strayed from home and returned with a rat trap attached to one of its hind th^S" was ev'dent from the state of the wound c poor animal must have travelled some distance, he owner instead of having the cat destroyed took to Mr Booth, the veterinary surgeon, who put the P°or creature under chloroform, and had the injured § amputated, and the cat is now able to go about n remaining three legs. An Exciting Scene.âConsiderable excitement as caused in the vicinity of Conway-road on Tuesday about mid-day by a donkey attached to a ath chair bolting. The carriage was occupied by lady at the time, and she was naturally very much uaken by the animal's mad career. The man who as in charge at the time did all in his power to ,toP the animal, but it broke loose from him, and Rocked down two other men who attempted to ,jOp it. It was finally caught by Mr Edwin Jones, he Mews. Although this class of animalis not Uallyin a hurry, there is no doubt had it gone ueh further the result might have been serious. t, Priends of Armenia.âMiss Shuttock, who has Pent many years amongst the distressed people of ^f^enia, delivered a very able address at the s ^ch-room on behalf of those who are still j, "ering from massacres, She said the people etftselves fully appreciated what had already been one for them, and were very grateful. She then § Ve some very interesting figures and accounts of toC novv progress, and urged those present assist in their relief. A vote of thanks was after- j>ards accorded to Miss Shuttock by the Chevalier arold Smith, seconded by the Rev John Edwards. The Young Men's Society.âCompetitive J*fngs are not always interesting to non-competi- e rs> but that held at the Church-room on Monday enlng may well be termed an exception. The !°ceedings were held under the auspices, of the th M?' ^mProvement Society, and the members of at body were most diligent in doing all in their nofVer *° ina^e the affair a success. There was as large an audience as might have been e ?ected, but those who were present appeared to the proceedings. The competition for the k s; impromptu speech was certainly one of the p ^ems as far as fun went, and it was a pity a tas not offered to the wisest man as well as are best s eaker, as frequently the wisest people p: e who can keep silent. The prize was Thornton. For the best essay on "The Terence of Young Men in attendance at Public j^^hip," Mr G. Mason was awarded the prize. Mr M solo the prize was divided between So "°dgkins and Mr J. Williams. For the comic the^ ?0mPetition there were several good songs, re PriZe being given to Mr Brant. For the best bestrf ^ac*her was awarded the prize. For the j^r definition of any article produced at the time, giv Jones was successful. A recitation was hy G. Mason for the best suggestion for the L°v'nS the society Mr G. Mason's was deemed tion adjudicators of the various competi- \Viir were Dr Brooks, Dr Montaigu Venables At: arns, Mr G. P. Jenkins and Mr James Wood. the p a v°te of thanks had been proposed by ^minat^d Davies and carned> the proceedings The°rtl1 ^a,es and District Billposters, Limited.â annual meeting of this company was held on the ^as*' Alderman Benson, chairman of danc 0lr*Pany presiding. There was a good atten- inter6 ? .shareholders who manifested considerable and h i ^le Proceedings. The annual report to h balance-sheet showed the past year's trading Vine! of a very satisfactory character, the P''0ar SS -^e company having made steady Xvhich^ ^ur*n§ each of the past four years, during tisi^p A?le ^e businesses of the Llandudno Adver- Llanrl .LomPany, of Mr Henry Williams, of Co[J p' and Messrs Davies and Chaplin, of c°mr)3 had been amalgamated into this. anc* ^'S year business of the Rhyl ai c* Advertising and Billposting Company ^ovin^?!, n incorporated. The chairman, in stead adoPtion of the report, commented on he saj{j uPward progress of the business, which, Sector ruS Varefully looked after by the managing directors t ^or§an)> and also by each of the Cent. on'tK Pl°fits> last year, realised 15 per desirous f pa'd-up capital, but the directors,1 P°licy 0n? adhering to their previous careful Cent. anrt fL yecommended a dividend of 7-V per ^oplev P* balance be carried forward. Mr ^actorv t 'erce considered the report very satis- ,carrie' and. seconded the motion, which was free of inanll110usly. A dividend of 7 per cent., sharehold Come tax, was declared. In reply to a v, the fx t ⢠Morgan, managing director, hands re^ic s, res which had recently changed and J. u 23s per share. Messrs W. Thomas elected. ru IWo°d, retiring directors, were re- returnin« than, a"ditor, Mr Thomas Lewis, in 53 ks for his re-election, stated that his work was simplified by the excellent manner in which the books and accounts were kept, and he considered the present position and prospects of the company in a great measure due to the energy and assiduity of the managing director. Am&ateur Theatricals. --It is seldom that one is pleased beyond expectations, but this was the case with many people who had an opportunity of witnessing the production of Aladdin by a com- pany of well-known local amateurs. This week circumstances of course helped to make the affair popular, the proceeds being in aid of the Patriotic I Z!1 Fund, and the Old Colwyn New Church. Apart from this the performance was all that could be desired. There was a long list of patrons which included the elite of the district, many of whom were present. There can be no doubt from the praiseworthy manner in which the whole of the proceedings were carried out that the production was the result of hard work on the part of both the artistes and those who undertook the organising of the play. The plot is too familiar to need re- peating but with the addition of a little fresh humour it is always pleasing and new to the oldest habitue of theatres. This was the case in Colwyn Bay where the most had been made of all the available scenes and other theatrical properties. The pretty dresses of the artistes were very effec- tive, and the most successful feature was the ballet dance in which the following ladies took part :â Mrs Ashton Bremner, Miss Smith, Miss B. Law, Miss Q. Law, Miss H. Bainbridge, Miss M. Page, Miss Williams-Rees, Miss W. Pryce Jones, Miss Winnie Wadsworth, Miss Parkinson, Miss Steven- son, Miss E. Highfield, Miss A. Morgan, Miss Raynes, Miss A. Black, and Miss M. Evans. All were charmingly attired, and the varied colours of the dresses had a most enchanting effect under the lurid paleness of the electric light. The characters were as follows :âThe Sultan, Mr R. Smith the Vizier, Mr T. Raynes Pekoe, Mr F. Hargreaves Aladdin, Miss Mabel Bainbridge Abanazer, Mr D. R. Evans the Slave of the Lamp, Miss Edith Highfield; the Genus of the Ring, Mr T. Raynes Te-to-tum The Widow Swankay, Mr T. Farring- ton Princess Badroubondour, Miss Lilian Page Mandarins, Mr H. Bainbridge, Mr W. Bainbridge, Mr D. Lindsten, and Mr R. Page. All the characters were most successfully portrayed, and among the most noticeable were those taken by Miss Mabel Bainbridge and, Miss Lilian Page. The songs introduced were also fully appreciated. The dance given by Miss A. Black and Miss P. Jones was very cleverly done. The serpentine dance introduced by Mr W. Bainbridge was a decided novelty. The piece was produced on the following evening, and met with a good reception from a large audience. Mission Church Tea and Concert. The first tea and concert held in connection with this church took place in the schoolroom on Wednesday afternoon last, and proved a most decided success, and the organisers can congratulate themselves on the admirable manner in which the whole pro- ceedings were managed. The tea was well attended, and the following ladies presided at the various tables:âMrs Roberts (the Vicarage), Mrs Hope, Mrs Llewelyn James, Mrs Robertson, Mrs Billington, Mrs Bond, Mrs Dunning, Mrs Booth, Miss Lawley, Miss Bartley, Miss Meek, and Miss Lasbury. In the evening a most enjoyable concert was given by several well-known local artistes, in- cluding Madame Henri Verbrugghen, who was most heartily applauded. Mrs Roger Edwards and Mrs Tayleur (Rhyl) were also encored. Mr P. C. Pope proved himself to be a very clever entertainer, and was deserving of the reception he got. Mr A. J. Fleet also rendered two good songs. The Rev O.J. Davies, during the course of a few remarks, said it would be invidious for him to mention any particular names, but he wished to thank most sincerely all those who had so kindly assisted him. It had been a great encouragement to find so many taking an interest in the event. The following was the] programme Glee, Come where my love lies dreaming," Mission Church Glee Party song, Bedouin love song," Mr A. E. Hall song, "Kerry dance," Mrs C. R. Tayleur song," The scent of the lilies," Mr A. J. Fleet; song, "My Dearest Heart," Mrs Roger Edwards, R.C.M.; musical sketch, "Silver Wedding," Mr P. C. Pope; song, "Remember me no more," Madame Ver- brugghen; glee, "Don't Forget the Old Folks," Mission Church Glee Party; song, "On a May morning," Mrs C. R. Tayleur; song, "Love's Nocturne," Mr A. E. Hall; song, "I couldn't, could I," Mrs Roger Edwards, R.C.M. recita- tion,, "Jud Browning's account of Rubenstein playing the piano," Mr P. C. Pope; two old English songs (a) "Oh! the Oak and the Ash," (b) "The Bailiff's Daughter," Madame Ver- brugghen; song, "My Lady Sleeps," Mr A. J. Fleet; finale, "God save the Queen." The ac- companist was Mr Chris. Hinde. Volunteer Intelligence. VOU NTEER ORDERS FOR WEEK ENDING 24TH FEB., 1900. Orderly Sergeant for the week :âSergt. Tom Homan. Monday, 19th Feb., company drill, at 7-30 dress, civilian. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, recruit drill, at 7-30 dress, civilian. Conway. Private Dance at Plas Mawr.âThere is to be a private subscription dance at Plas Mawr, Conway, to-night (Friday), and at the Llandudno Petty Sessions on Monday Mr Sumner, of the Grosvenor Restaurant, Llandudno, was granted an occasional licence to supply wines and such like luxuries from 8 o'clock p.m., until 2 a.m. to-morrow (Saturday). General Meeting of the Conway Horse Show Society.âThe general meeting of the above society was held on Friday, the 16th inst., at the Erskine Arms Hotel, Conway, Mr D. R. Davies (Plas Isa) in the chair. The minutes of the previous meeting were confirmed, and a long discussion ensued as to the future policy of the society. The district Collectors were appointed, and a list of the e same will be published in this column next week. The two principal prizes of -t-40 for the shire horse stallion, and £ 21 for the roadster stallion, were, after mature deliberation, withdrawn, as the farmers in the district did not support the same. A sub-committee was appointed to draft a new schedule of prizes, which will be submitted to the next meeting of the general committee on Friday, the 23rd inst. Marriage of Miss Jeanie Nicholson and Mr C. A. Edwards.â-On Wednesday (St. Valentine's Day) Miss Jeanie Nicholson, eldest daughter of Mr R. W. Nicholson, Blue Bell Hotel, Conway, was married -to Mr Charles Arthur Edwards in the Conway Parish Church by the curate, the Rev Robert Roberts. Mr Sinclair Allen presided at the organ and played the Wedding March from Lohen- grin," and a choice selection of music, whilst the large congregation was waiting for the arrival of the bridal party. The bride was dressed in a grey costume trimmed with white silk, and a white felt hat with ostrich plumes. The bridesmaidsâMiss Annie Nicholson (sister of the bride); Miss Jones, j" B xllondeb; Mrs A. Dean, Manchester; Mrs C. Mitchell, Manchester-were dressed in grey bengaline trimmed with white silk and blue velvet. They wore grey Gainsborough hats trimmed with blue velvet and grey plumes to match. Mr Frost acted as best man, and Mr J. T. Jones, Mr Chaplow, and Mr Brodrick as groomsmen. After the register had been signed, the bridal party left the church to the glorious strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March." They were then driven to the house of the bride's father, in carriages sup- plied by Mr James Upton, North-western Hotel, Llandudno Junction, for the wedding breakfast; the wedding cake being supplied by Mr A. Brodrick, 8 and 10, Berry Street, Conway. Among the wedding guests were Mr Maygar Mr John Roberts Mr Ward Robertson Mr James Upton Mr William Lingard, Central Hotel, Llandudno, (late of Dukinfield) Mr and Mrs Porter Mr and Mrs Mulholland Misses Jones, Bodlondeb Miss Richards, Bodlondeb Miss Armor, Bodlondeb. During the wedding breakfast Mr Frost proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, and the happy pair soon after left for Manchester, where the honeymooon will be spent. The presents were numerous and costly. Conway as an Art Centre.âAnother of the connoisseurs of art has had due honour paid to him in the home of brains and brass,"âManchesterâviz Mr H. Clarence Whaite, R. N.S., P.R.C.A. We extract the following gloomy panegyric from our contemporary the up-to-date Manchester Courier" in its first notice of the Manchester Academy of Arts.'âSpring Exhibition of 1900.â" There are ,some good examples of portrait painting, some fair specimens of subject work, and efforts in landscape are very successful, and in some instances admir- able. In the latter branch of art, the works of the President, Mr H. Clarence Whaite, demand our first attention. For many years past we have had to review the landscape work of Mr Whaite, and it is interesting to note tl-iat I a-,e cannot wither or custom stale his infinite variety.' Mr Whaite is the poet-painter of landscape. The President of the Royal Cambrian Academy is still true to his first and only love, and devotes his best energies to the painting of Welsh scenery. The three large can- vasses in this exhibition are representative examples of Mr Whaite's method in the depiction of the mountains, valleys, and skies of the Principality. In the upright landscape (No. 161) we have the sun- shine and light of summer-time in No. 158 we note The Coming of Winter and in The Cot- tage Home (No. 164) we see the varies effect of sunshine and shower, with a slight suggestion of rainbow effect. If the visitor to this exhibition will take a general view of the landscapes in the second room, he will see by contrast the special qualities which render these three pictures by the President of the Academy supreme. We do not quarrel with the painter who strives to depict nature faithfully, but we honour the artist who snatches, so to speak, the fleeting effects which give to lanscape a poetic and fascinating influence. Of all landscape painters, Turner was supreme in the faculty which secured this result, and we do not exaggerate or overstate the case when we state that Mr Whaite possesses the same faculty in a high degree. In the three pictures we have mentioned, we have a basis of Welsh landscape invested with certain effects which lend a fascinating and poetic influence, which mere reproduction cannot realise. In the upright picture we note a calm influence of sun- light, everything is peaceful and calm, and the incoming sheep to the farmstead denote the de- cline of another day. In The Coming of Winter,' the rolling clouds, the snow-clad mountains, and the red tones of the foliage plainly indicate, the 'lusty winter, frosty but kindly.' In the Cottage Home,' the clever rendering of the sky indicates sunshine and shower, and the varying effects in- cident thereto. Mr Whaite's method and technique are well known in the school of English landscape art, and need no comment from us, but when a method of painting is made the medium of poetic expression we feel that the critic's praise is justly bestowed. A painter who can catch the fleeting effects of Nature on landscape must be a man of keen observation, and moreover, he must have a poetic instinct. Mr Whaite is endowed with these qualities hence the charm of his work. His pictures arc pictorial poems. They show us the beauty, the grandeur, and the awfulness of the face of Nature, and we feel respectful and reverential in their presence. Manchester may well feel proud of Mr Whaite, for he is native, and to the manner born,' and his masterful brush and comprehensive vision have secured for him a cosmopolitan repu- tation." 4


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