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Colwyn Bay. NUMEROUS testimonials from all parts testify- inlg to the Scientific Examination of the Eye- sight, by R. G. OWEN., F.S.M.C. (Lond.), LLANRWST. Clients visited at their own pri- vate residences. A FIRE.âA fire broke out on Sunday in a Dutch barn on the Nantglyn estate, and corn, etc., to the value of about £ 20 was destroyed. The pro- perty belonged to Mr Perkins, of the Chalet. F ART CLASSES âArt classes, under the tuition of Miss Holmes, and the cookery and laundry classes, under the tuition of Miss Stolterforth, re-com- menced on Tuesday last. The attendance at each of the classes was very satisfactory, and good pro- gress is being made. DEATH OF MRS. CARTWRIGHT.-We regret to announce the death, after a long and painful illness, of Mrs Cartwright, Holcroft, West Promen- ade. The sad event took place on Saturday morn- ing last. The interrment took place on Monday at Llandrillo, when the Rev. Canon Roberts officiated. The family desire to thank all for their kind ex- pressions of sympathy with them in their sad bereavement. EXCHANGE OF PULPITS. In connection with the united prayer meetings, held at the various Colwyn Bay churches throughout this week, a very pleasing innovation is to be made next Sunday. The pastors of the various churches will exchange pulpits in the evening, as follows Congregational Church, Rev H. T. Cousins, Ph.D. English Baptist Church, Rev John Edwards; English Presbyterian Church, Rev J. T. Marquand; St. John's Wesleyan Church, Rev Thomas Lloyd. UNITED PRAYER MEETINGS.- United prayer meetings are being held this week at the various churches in Colwyn Bay. On Monday evening, the service was held at the English Con- gregational Church, when the subject of prayer was The Church Militant." On Tuesday evening at the St. John's Wesleyan Church subject, Foreign Missions." Wednesday evening, English Baptist Church subject," Home Missions." On Thursday evening, the service will be held at the English Presbyterian Church subject, Families and Schools." Friday evening, at the Greenfield- road Wesleyan: Church, subject, Nations and Rulers SUPPER.âOn New Year's Eve the members of the Bethlehem Literary Society (Lawson-road) met at Cartmell's Restaurant. After partaking of a hearty supper, which was beautifully laid out, an enjoyable evening was spent in singing, recitations, &c under the presidency of Mr Samuel Owen, Grove-road, who is also president of the Society. The following took part: Miss C A Roberts, Spring Bank Mrs Owen, Rose Villa; Messrs H W Hughes, Hazlemere Morris Ellis, Pennant; L 0 Hughes, Gwynfa and Robert Mostyn. The accom- panists were Messrs R D Pickering, Huddersfield House, and L Hughes, Ravensdale. The Rev T M Jones (pastor) proposed, and Mr T R Davies, Wind- sor House, seconded, a vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Cartmell for the substantial supper which they had provided, and for their homely welcome to the members. This Society, which has nearly 70 members, is in a flourishing state, and doing good work. Mr James Griffith, Hazlewood, is the sec- retary for this season. TEMPERANCE MEETING.âThe first Tem- perance Meeting in the new year was held in the Church Room on Monday evening, when a stirring address was delivered by the Rev J P Lewis, M.A., Vicar of Conway. Mr W R Hands, Ferndale, pre- sided, and a good number were present. The lecture referred to the injurious effects which resulted from excessive tea-drinkingâa habit which was getting very prevalent. Mr Lewis also deplored the absence of water from the dinner tables of the masses. Water was a natural beverage which surpassed any other, and which was essential to good health. He remarked that when he was travelling in the Holy Land, he would have given a great deal for a glass of Cowlyd water. The lecture was most interesting throughout, and was much enjoyed. NORTH WALES WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.âFor some years past the English branch of this association of Colwyn Bay has been doing excellent work, and now their example is be- ing emulated by Ithe Welsh ladies of the town. A Welsh branch of the Association, organised by Miss Pritchard, has been started at Colwyn Bay, and at the first meeting the officers were appointed. Mrs Roger Edwards, of Plas Eirian, was elected President, with the wives of all the Welsh ministers as 'vice-presidents the hon. secretaries were Mrs Berth Jones (Cartrefle) and Miss Griffiths, (Llys Cynfelin) whilst the hon. treasurer was Mrs Hughes (Westward). At their meeting on Monday the branch received a deputation, consisting of the Rev. T. M. Jones and Mr J. R. Jones (Lancaster House), inviting the ladies to join in the great Welsh temperance demonstration to be held in the Public Hall during the present month. The ladies readily acquiesced. A MISCELLANEOUS ENTERTAINMENT. âOn New Year's. Eve, Miss'Jones, the manager- ess of the Colwyn Bay Hottel, gave an entertain- ment to the staff. A capital programme, of musical and other events was gone through, and the event was greatly enjoyed. Mr F. Temple- ton presided, and at tne close' of the entertain- ment he moved a vote of thanks to Miss Jones. This, was seconded by Mr Crawford, and car- ried. Appended is a list of the items :-Song, "Our Bill," Messrs Bennett and Jones; song, "I'll take you homb again, Kathleen," Lss Salt; ,so nig, "Molly Mclntryne," Mr Bennett; song, "The song that reached my heart," Miss Kay son-, "Amateur whitewashing," Mr J. E. Jones; song, "Just a song' of twilight," Miss Dutton; sonig, "What are you laughing at?", Mr Bennett; song, "Bright are the cornfields," Miss Mewell; song, "The Moucher," Messrs Bennett and Jones; dialogue, "Hunting for a servant," Misses Kay and Salt; sonig, "Yer can't aloose uis, Charley," Messrs Bennett and Jones; song, "Sweetheart, how I love you," Miss Salt; song, "I didn't glt a wink all night," Mr Bennett; song, "Selected," Mr Crawford; song, "I can't tell why I love you," Miss Newell; song, "What a bit of luck for me," Mr Bennett; song, "True till death," Mr Chair- man:; song, "Shievry Shakey," Mr W. Jones; sonig, "Running up' and down our stairs," Mr Btannett; song, "Tipperary Christening," Miss Salt; song, "Happy Moments," Mr Crawford song, "I must have a, day off for that," Mr Bennett; song, "Pilate," Miss Newell; song, "Won't yer let me take you home again?", Mr Bennett; Welsh National Anthem, Miss Kay. Mr D. Hughes ably aocompanibd. Dancing followed' the entertainment. THE CENTRAL MUTUAL BENEFIT SO- CIETY.âThe first annual dinner of the Central Mutual Benefit Society was held at Cartmell's Hotel on Wednesday evening. This society was formed last year, and has already a mem- bership of over a hundred. Thb president is Mr J. Fred Francis, and the vice-president, Mr H. W. Eddy. Mr W. Winterbottom is the secretary. The members pay is per weisk sub- scription, and receive 12s per week relief during the first sixteen weeks of illness; 78 6d the second sixteen weeks'; and 3s 6d the third six- teen weeks. A funeral allowance of £ 10 is made. The dinner on Monday evening was at- tended by nearly So members, and was a com- plete success. After the dinner a smoking con- cert was held, over which Mr Eastham presid- ed, in the absence of the president. A most enjoyable evening was spent, some capital songs being rendered by a number of musical mem- bers of the society. Mr Guison ably performed the duties of accompanist. The usual loyal toast was proposed by the chairman, and was drunk with enthusiasm. Air W.. T. Williams proposed the toast of "The Society." In seconding the motion, Mr Winterbottom said that the success of me society was evident, judging from the' gathering "that evening. The society had for its object the encouragement of thrift among working men. The remaining toast was that of "The officers and working- men of the society," proposed by Mr Tozer, and se,condedl by1 Mr Wilson. Both toasts were drunk with musical honours. On th(2 motion of the Chairman, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr and Mrs Cartmell for the capital catering. The following gentlemen contributed songsi:âMessrs Wilson, T. Williams, T. Jones, Street, Samuel, Frank Williams, and Hinklby. The concert was brought to a close, with. the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" and the National Anthem.










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