LLANGOLLEN PETTY SESSIONS. Tuesday.—Before J. Coster Edwards, Esq. (chair- man), and G. H. Robertson, Esq. NO PLACE TO GO TO. Mr. Pugh, of Oswestry, applied for an ejectment order to be made against the tenant of a cottage on the property of the Brynkinallt Colliery, Chirk Green.—John Powell said that the house was let for four shillings a week; and Allen Hughes said that he had given the tenant fourteen days' notice to quit.-Percy Williams said he served the notice on Mrs. Edwards, the tenant, and explained its provisions to her. She was in arrears of rent but refused to leave the house on the ground that she had nowhere else to go to.—The Magistrates granted the order applied for.—The Clerk (to tenant) You must leave the house.—Defendant: I cannot. I cannot get a house anywhere. THE INEBRIATES. For having been drunk and disorderly at Llan- gollen, on Sept. 27th, Robert Ed. Jones had to pay 10s. and costs—19s. 6d. in all. P. C. Salisbury proved the charge. — Richard Owen, Park-row, Cefn, drunk at Cefa on Oct. 5th. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.—Walter Swayne, who did not appear, was fined 10a. and costs for having been .drunk in charge of a horse and trap at Chirk, on Oct. 10th. -David Evans, Woodlands, had to pay 20s. and costs for having been drunk at Vron, on Oct. ISth. -Richard Evans, collier, Vron, drunk at Chirk on Oct. 19 th. He had to pay 10s. and costs,—J. Wright had to pay 2s. 6d. and costs for having been drunk at Chirk on Oct. 19th.—In regard to several of the cases of drunkenness defendants had been convicted of having been found on the bogus club premises that were recently raided in district, and the Deputy Chief Constable stated that no fewer than forty-five summons against offenders of this kind had already been issued for the next Ruabon Petty Sessions. OBSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATH. For obstructing the footpath, at Llangollen, on Sept. 28th, Evan Edwards, Trevor-square, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. A DANGEROUS PRACTISE. Richard Jones, Vivod, was charged with having ridden on the shafts of a waggon without reins, on the Holy head-road, on Oct. 11th. He was ordered to pay i-)s. and costs. NO LIGHTS. William Griffiths was fined 5s. and costs for driving in a trap without lights. ASSAULT. Griffith Griffiths and John H. Hughes, both of Pengwern-square, Llangollen, were charged with having assaulted George Humphreys, Brookside, at Llangollen, on October 4th. From the evidence of Frederick Wilson it appeared that the two young men took the complainant's carriage for a midnight drive; and when they returned with it, and Humphreys expostulated with them, they shook their fists in his face and threatened him.— Defendants denied tbe offenctJ and said they took the carriage, at the request of Mr. Humphreys, in the direction of the stable, but went beyond it.- The Bench fined them 10s. each and costs. EXTENSION. Mr. Thomas Roberts, "Ponsonby Arms," Llan- gollen, applied for an extension of time to three o'clock on the morning of November 21st, the occasion being a ball in connection with the Bowling Green Club. The application was granted. LICENSING. The last Tuesdays in November and December were nppointed as days for the Special Sessions under the New Licensing Act. +
LLANGOLLEN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of this authority was held at the Board Room, Hangollan, on Tuesday afternoon. In the absence of Mr. R. Ellis (who wrote apologising for absence owing to illness), Mr. D. Jones (vice-ohairman) presided, and the following members were also present: Mr. D. Hughes, Mr. D. W. Roberts, Mr. D. Jones, Mr. John Williams (Trefynant), Mr- J. Williams (Bryneglwys), Mr. D. Jones (Trevor), Rev. J. S. Jones and Mr. J. Roberts (Vron), with the Clerk (Mr. John Evans) and the Surveyor (Mr. J. Williams). FINANCIAL. Th,, balance was reported to be £ 77 9s. f>d.—Mr. John Roberts said he noticed from a report in the Llangollen Advertiser that the rates in the Corwen Union—both rural and urban-were stated to have gone up. He would like to know in what way they bad gone up.—Mr. S. Morton (assistant over- seer) The precept* are higher, that is all I can say. They are sent to me. but they are not accom- panied by any explanation as to why they are higher.—The Clerk said he would explain. In some half-years—especially the winter six months -they received grants from the County Council in the Union. They received about £ 624 towards the salaries of officers, and they happened to get this in the winter half. Then they received the repay- ment of the expenditure upon lunatics amounting to A300 or, in round numbers, £1000 which, they got in the winter; whilst in the summer between March and September they did not get one penny, and his object and that of Mr. Hughes before him was to make the rate a little more than was actually required, so as to be able to equalise the rates between the winter and the summer half- year. If they had a good balance in hand at the end of March a smaller rate would do; but, un- fortunately, the precepts had been under what was required during the three or four half-years and so they had hardly any balance to fall back upon; consequently the rate was just a little higher than it would have been had there been a good balance to fall back upon. Another thing was that the calls from both County Councils were higher than before, especially in Merionethshire. This aocounted a little for the rise in the rates.- Mr. Roberts So far as the Council is concerned is the actual eost of the sanitary work and keeping the highway in repair more than before?-The. Clerk You have nothing to do with the highway; but the cost of the sanitary work is about the same. —Mr. Roberts said he called attention to the matter at the previous meeting and pointed out that they had a balance in hand that would cover the half-year's rate.—Mr. J. Williams said they had been under-rated before they were not unduly increasing the rates-they had been making them too low previously.—Mr. R. M. Davies objected to the rate being made as it was. Whilst they had a substantial balance in hand the advance was altogether unnecessary.-The Rev. J. S. Jones was of the same opinion.-The subject then dropped. APPOINTMENT. Mr. J. Williams, Hillingdon House, Trefynant was elected by the Council as their representative on the Board of Governors of the University College, Bangor. GARTH PUMP. The Council agreed to the payment of an aceount for attention to the Garth pump and fixed the remuneration to be paid in future to the caretaker at 12s. a year, to include cleaning the well. Members then went into Committee to consider the Llanerch water supply and the attitude to adopt towards Mr. Graessar, of Argoed Hall, who declines to take the supply of the Authority.
Chapels ancl Churches heater by Hot Water Estimates on application. JOB'M DAYIM, Hot Water flogiaear, Ty Oooh, Llangollen. i
I CORWEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Workhouse, Corwen, on Friday. Mr. J. Nanson (vice-chairman) presided, and the following members were also present :-Dr. Jones, Mr. John Lloyd, Mr. Godfrey Parry. Mr. Hugh Hughes, Corwen, Rev. I. T. Davies, Llandrillo, Mr. E. P. Jones, Llansantffraid, Mr. John Williams, Llan- gollen (rural), Miss Barker, Mrs. Richards, and Mrs. Roberts, Llangollen (urban). Col. Lynes and Mr. T. Ellis, Llangwm, Kev. J. S. Jones, Llantysilio Mr. John Evans, Clerk, Mr. E. Derbyshire and Mr. E. Foulkea, relieving officers, and Mr. R. Williams, master. THE CHAIRMAN. Dr. D. R. Jones (chairman) attended the meeting for the first time since his illness. Mr. Nanson said be was sure they were all very pleased to see him once more amongst them and, in reply, Dr. Jones thanked the whole of the members of the Board, individually and collectively, for their kind enquiries as to his condition during his illness as well as for the sympathetic resolution which they had passed. He also thanked the officials in the same connection. MISCELLANEOUS. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by the Rev. I. T. Davies, a vote of condolence was passed with Mr. W. E. Williams, Gwerclas, on the death of his daughter, Mrs. Gaakin, of Liverpool.-A resolution forwarded by the Morton Union in regard to the superannuation of poor-law officials was referred to the Finance Committee.—It was decided to advertise in the usual way for a supply of potatoes for the house.-A vote of thanks was passed to the Castle Mill Mission for gifts of fiower3 and fruit. CUSTODY 01" EXPLOSIVES. A letter was read from the Home Office with regard to measures to be taken in keeping dynamite cartridges at the Workhouse, and stating that the greater number of accidents by using the explosive were caused by its careless handiing, and more especially by failing to thaw it, in frosty weather, by using a warming pan, specially manu- factured for the purpose. Notices were also enclosed which the officials were asked to post on the door of the apartment where the dynamite is stored.-The master was instructed to comply with the requirements of the Home Office. FINANCE AND STATISTICS. The master reported that the number of inmates in the house was 54 compared with 35 in the cor- responding period of last year 27 vagrants were relieved compared with 35 in the corresponding period of 1901. Cheques for out-relief were signed—Mr. Derbyshire, £ 50 Mr. Foulkes, £ 50. IMPORTANT NOTICE OF MOTION. Col. Parr-Lynes gave notice that at the next meeting of the Guardians, he would move "That the Corwen Board of Guardians correspond with other Unions in the country suggesting that a far better way to secure an equitable assessment for rating purposes would be for the Government to appoint a permanent man in each Union to do the work." He pointed oat that they were about to have the Union re-assessed, and it would cost a great deal of money, and if the Government were to appoint independent men in the different counties they would have a uniform means of making the assessment throughout the Unions and much annoyance and ill-feeling would be pre- vented. The Board then adjourned. 0
CONCERT AT ACREFAIR. On Monday evening a highly successful concert was given in the Bethel Welsh C.M. Chapel, Acrefair, proceeds being in aid of the chapel funds. Mr. J. Tysilio Jones, Johnstown, presided over an appreciative audience and Master L. Newton Wright, Acrefair, acted as accompanist. Pro- gramme :—1st part, chairman's address song, A life lesson (C. Maude), Miss Dilya Jones, Chester song, "Yr Ornest" (Win. Davies), Mr, Bradwen Parry, Wrexham; song, Fy MalU" (Dr. Parry), Mrs. Ernest Roberts (late Miss Cissie Pritchard) song, My dreams (Tosti), Mr. Dd. Ellis (encored); violin solo, Salut d' Amour" (Elgar). Mr. J. Watkin Ellis, Ruabon duet, 11 Where are you going to my pretty maid?" (Seymour Smith) Mrs. Ernest Roberts and Mr. D. Ellis, encored piano- forte solo, Mr. L. Newton Wright; song, "The Yeoman's wedding." Mr. Bradwen Parry song, "Ollefara addlwyn Iesu" (Liddle), Miss Dilys Jones song, « Bedd y Morwr (Sullivan), Mr. D. Ellis; song (a), "To my first love" (b), "You'd better ask me (Herman Lohr), Mr3. Earnest Roberts, encored, and sang the Slumber Song • song, Lead kindly light," Mr. Bradwen Parry • violin solo, Berceuse (Godard), Mr. J. W. Ellis quartette, Good Evening (Smith), Mrs. Roberts, Miss Jones, Messrs. Ellis and Abon finale, Hen wlad fy Nhadau," Mr. D. Ellis. Miss Jones made a good impression on her first visit. The old favourites, Mr. D. Ellis and Mrs. Roberts, were well received. ♦
TEMPERANCE IN EAST DENBIGH- SHIRE. On Friday evening, a meeting of the representatives of the various Free Churches and temperance organisations in East Denbighshire was held at the Victoria Hall, Wrexham. There was a large and representative gathering, over which the Rev. R. Peris Williams, Wrexham, presided.—Mr. E. R. Roberts, Cefn Mawr, the secretary, explained the object of the meeting, and said that it had been convened to take into consideration the propriety of establishing a temperance association for East Denbighshire similiar to the temperance associations established in other parts of North Wales.—The Rev. J. Eidden Jones, Banger, secretary of the North Wales Temper- ance Association, delivered an address in which he pointed out the advantages of uniting in a temper- ance association. He ptesented the following statistics showing that the decrease in the number of public houses during the last ten years was greatest in the districts where temperance asso- ciations already existed. In Merionethshire the decrease in the number of licenoes during the last ten years was 63, being 31 per cent.; In Car- narvonshire, 123, 21 per cent.; in Montgomeryshire, 31, 11 per cent.; in Flintshire, 38, 7 per cent.; and in Deabighshire, 40, 6 per cent., making a total decrease in North Wales during the last ten years of 374, being 15 per cent. It was seen that the decrease was least in Denbighshire.—On the motion of the Rev. E. K Jones, Brymbo, seconded by the Rev. D. Ward Williams, Summer Hill, it was unanimously decided to establish an assoeia- tion for East Denbighshire, and a snb-committee was elected to draft a constitution for presentation at a future meeting.—On the motion of the Rev. J. M. Thomas, Acrefair, seconded by Mr. J. Stan- ford, Wrexham, a resolution was unanimously passed tendering the cordial thanks of the meet- ting to the Chief Constable and other members of the police force in the county of Denbigh for the prompt and vigorous action recently taken to sup- press the bogus clubs so rife in certain parts of the country, which are so iniquitous" in their influence upon the localities in which they are found, and expressing the hope that similar action will be taken whenever it may be nececsary." — ♦
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LLANGOLLEN AND THE EDUCATION BILL. CONSERVATIVE WORKING MEN APPROVE The annual meeting of the Llangollen Con- stitutional Club was held in the Clubroom, on Saturday, Mr. R. S. Riohards presiding, when a large number of members were present. The following resolution was unanimously adopted and forwarded to the Prime Minister :—" That the Government in dealing with the Education Bill has the warmest sympathy of the Llangollen Workingmen's Constitutional Club, who hope that it will be passed into law as soon as possible." It is worthy of note that the club has a balance on the right side. In reply to the resolution forwarded to the Prime Minister the hon. sees. of the Club have received the following :— Dear Sirs,—Mr. Balfour desires to thank you for your resolution which you have forwarded on behalf of the members of the Constitutional Club, Llan- gollen, in favour of the Education Bill.—Yours faith- fully, WILFKID M. SHOKT. Messrs. T. Davies Md J. D. Evanl.
TERRIBLE DEATH. BURIED BENEATH FIVE TONS OF COAL. Mr. Stanley D. Edisbury, the deputy ooroner for East Denbighshire, on Saturday evening held an inquest at the Rockman's Arms, Vroncysyllte, on the body of William Williams (37), a married man with a large family, residing at Rockmann's Cottage, Vroncysyllte, who was killed at the Bryn- kinallt Collieries, Chirk, on Friday morning.-The inquest was attended by Mr. D. H. F. Matthews, H.M. Inspector of Mines.—John Tracey Morgan said as fireman over the wicket where deceased was engaged working he examined the spot two hours before the accident, and found it apparently safe. On Friday morning a heavy fall of bind coal occurred- When extricated Williams was quite dead. Death must have been instantaneous as fully five tons of coal fell on him.—John Parrish said the place was well timbered and propped.—Mr. Matthews said he visited the mine and found the place where the aecident happened fairly well timbered.A verdict of Accidental death was returned. The funeral took place on Sunday, at St. David's Churchyard, Vroncysyllte, and was largely attended The Rev. E. Thomas was the officiating clergyman «
PRINCIPALITY AND PREMIER. MR. BALFOUR ENTERTAINED BY WELSH MEMBERS. The dinner given on Tuesday evening by Colonel Pryce-Jones to his Welsh Parliamentary colleagues and to the representatives of higher education in Wales, who were invited to meet the Prime Minister," was a most successful and charming function. A series of divisions on the edge of the dinner hour interfered to a small extent with the punctuality of the appointment, but shortly after eighto'clock the whole of theguests assembledandsat down to dinner in the dining hall ef the House of Commons known to frequenters of Parliamene as the Irish room. The reception of the guests took place in one of the Lords' committee-rooms, kindly placed at the disposal of Colonel Pryce-Jones by the Lord Great Chambarlain. The menu card bore on the face the arms of Wales supported by Red Dragons, and underneath the motto Calon weth galon." At the bottom of the page were the arms of the Prime Minister, with the motto Virtus ad asthera tendit." On the fly-leaf appeared the patriotic sentiment Gogoniant y Cymru," and on the obverse a drawing of the old Parliament House of Owen Glyndwr, removed from Dolgelley and re-erected by Sir Pryce-Jones at Doierw. Newtown, in. 1887. The Prime Minister sat on the right of the host, Sir William Harcourt ocoupied the seat on his left. The high table was allotted t3 the representatives of the University of Wales and the constituent college, Sir Isambard Owen senior Deputy Chancellor, having the seat to the right of the Prime Minister and Principal Roberts the seat on the left of Sir William Harcourt. The cross tables were presided over by Mr. Bryumor Jones, Sir Powlett Millbank, and Mr. S. T. Evans. The only absentees from the announced lists of guests were Colonel Wyndham-Quin and Mr. William Jones. The funation was thoroughly social and entirely informal. After dinner, in a few words, the toast of the Prime Minister's health was proposed hy the host who emphasised the non-political and non-party aspect af the gathering. Mr. Balfour responded in a charming speech, inspired by geniune feeling, in which he referred to the pleasure of a gathering which, in the midst of the stress and turmoil of a hotly contested Parliamentary fight, brought together the strongest political opponents, who had for eaoh other mutual esteem, regard, and—he might add-affection. A general call for Mabon and Hen wlad fy Nhadau gave the House of Commons the first experience of the singing of the Welsh national song. Mabon gave the solo in Welsh with accustomed spirit, and Mr., Balfour, clinking glasses with Mr. Lloyd-George who sat near him, joined the company, who, all upstanding, sang the chorus with truly national fervour. On the propoaal of Sir John Puleston, the health of the host was most cordially toasted. The following is a list of the guests :-Sir W. Harcourt, M.P. Sir Isambard Owen (senior Deputy Chancellor of the University of Wales), Principal Roberts (Vice Chancellor' and Principal of the University College, Aberystwyth), Principal Reichel (Principal of the University College, Bangor), Principal Griffiths (Principal of the University College, Cardiff), Principal Rhys (Jesus College, Oxford), General Sir J. Hills Johns (treasurer of the University of College of Wales), Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P. (president of the Univer- sity College, Cardiff), Sir Lewis Morris (junior Daputy Chancellor of the University of Wales), Sir John Williams, the Bishop of St. Asaph, the Bishop of Bangor, Lord Windsor, Lord Justice Vaughan Williams, Dr. Hennay Owen, Sir W. Hart Dyke, Sir George Newnes, Sir James Joicey, Sir, P. C. Mill- bank, Sir Josaph Lawerence, Sir J. H. Puleston, Sir John Jones Jenkins, Mr. Lloyd George,Mr. Bryntnor Jones, Mr. W. Abraham (" Mabon"), Mr. Alfred Davies, Mr. Vaughan Davies, Mr. D. A. Thomas, Mr. Osmond-Williams, Mr. Charles Morley, Mr. Frank Edwards, Mr. J. Herbert Robprts, Mr. Abel Thomas, Mr. Samuel Moss, Mr. Ellis Griffith, Mr. S. T. Evans. Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan, Mr. J. Aeron Thomas, Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, Mr. R. Jasper More, Captain Mytton, Mr. W. Tudor Howell, Mr. David Randall and Mr. J. Maclean,
"ALEXANDRA" BISCUITS. DELIGHTFUL FOR AFTERNOON TEA.
WELSH EXHIBITION AT LIVERPOOL. A three days' exhibition of Welsh industries was opened on Wednesday afternoon in St. George's Hall, Liverpool. The object is to encourage work in the homes of the Welsh peasantry. There are county stalls, a competitive section, an industrial and technial exhibition, and a loan collection of Welah antiquities. Many of the stallholders wore the national headgear, a tall conical beaver hat. Lady Mary Grosvenor (in the absence of the Duchess of Westminister) opened the exhibition, and it was reopened on Thursday by the Duchess of Beaufort. The exhibition is thoroughly representative of Welsh manners and customs, and does credit to the great Welsh community of Liverpool. The native language was much in evidence. There are various musical attractions, including the Grenadier Guards' band. ♦
FOOTBALL. DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE CHARITY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. (SOAMES' CUP.) Draw, First Round. Division I.:—Chester v. Colwyn Bay, referee Mr. A. Lea Buckley, a bye. Division II. :—Gwersyllt T. Brymbo, referee Mr. Nunnerley; Wrexham Victoria v. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, referee Mr. R. Davies; Wrexham St. Giles v. Oak Alyn United, referee Mr. E. T. Pritchard Esclusham White Star v. Broughton United, referee Mr. Webster, Chester. Wrexham, Oswestry and Druids, exempted Cambrian Leather Works, a bye. To be played on or before Nov. 22nd. Kiok-off not later than 2.45. ENGLISH CUP. On Wednesday night week the draw for Division 3 and 4 in the third round of the English Cup competition, preliminary series, took place at Wolverhampton, the following being the results Division 3—Wrexham v. Nantwich, Rhyl Athlet- ic v. St. Helens Recreation, Crewe Alexandra v. Glossop, Burslem Port Vale v. Stalybridge. Division 4—Coventry City v. Aberaman, Stoar- bridge v. Oswestry United, Kidderminster Harriers v. Hereford, Brierley Hill Alliance v. Stafford Rangers. To be played on Nov. 1st; kick-off 2-45. CHESTER AND DISTRICT SENIOR CUP. CONNAH'S QUAY V. WREXHAM VICTORIA. The holders visited Connah's Quay on Saturday afternoon, in the first round of the competition, lacking the services of Lloyd Jones and Hesketh. The Quay pressed, Billington playing a fine defen- sive game. At length Jones scored a fine goal, Wynne having no chance of saving. Peters made a splendid run, but ran the ball out. Half-time: -Quay, 1, goal Vies., 1 goal. The visitors scored once in the latter half, and in the result Connah's Quay were beaten, the scores beiRg—Wrexham Victoria 2'goals, Connah's Quay 1 Goal. «
PRIZE SHOOTING AT LLANGOLLEN. COMPETITION FOR TRADESMENS' PRIZES. The result of the shooting at the Abbey Range, Llangollen, for prizes offered by tradesmen of the town to be competed for by members of the H Company, 1st V.B.R.W. Fusiliers, were announced on this morning. The conditions were five shots at 400 yards and the following were the scores :— Private Edwin Davies, 24 Pt. Jeff Willia.ms, 22 Corporal Richards, 21 Pt. Levi Jones, 20 Lance- Corporal Deane, 20; Pt. Smith Jones, 19 Pt. G. Griffiths, 19; Sergeant G. Hughes, 19; Sergt. Henry, 17; Le.-CorpI. Roberts, lt; Lc.-Corpl. D. Hughes, I (i Pt. D. T. Evans, 16; Pt. Austin Roberts, 16 Pt. Jas. Jones, IG; Pc. Wilson, 15 Pt. W. Edwards. 15 Pt. J. W. Edwards, 15; Lc.-Corpl. J. M. Parry, 15 Lc.-Corpl. Davies, 14 Pt. D. Evans, 14 Pt. E. Richards, 14 Pt. W. Hughes, 13; Colour-Sergeant J. D. Evans, 13; Pt. E. T. Roberts, 13 Lc.-Corpl. J. H. Hughes, 12; Pt. Owen Davies. 11 Pt. E. Williams, 11 Sergt. Edwards, 10 Pt. Garner. 10 Pt. J. W. Roberts, 10 Pt. Robt. Jones, 10 Pt. O. Hughes, 9 Pt. S. Lloyd, 8 Pt. J.A. Edwards, 8 Pt. Teague, 6; Pt. Poole, 6 Bugler Hughes, 6 Pt. Gale, 6 Pt. Thos. Davies, C Pt. S. Price, 5 Sergt. D. O. Jones, 2 Pt. S.Lloyd. 2. The tradesmen who gave prizes to be competed for are :—Messrs. Lettsome and Sons, W. Griffiths and Son, R. Baker and Co., R. E. Roberts, R. Horspool, R. Seeley, Hughes and Son, H. Dakin, R. Evans and Sons, T. M. Rowlands, Hiram Davies, Davies Bros., Rogers and Sons, John Williams, Mrs. Hughes" Grapes" Hotel, Mrs. Evans "Jenny Jones," Thomas Roberts "Ponsonby." Edwards and Son, A. E. Mudd, E. Hughes, saddler, Jonathan Davies, W. Dodd, E. R. Parry, S. Lloyd, butcher, Thomas Hughes, coal merchant. E. T. Warren, F. E. Little, George Thomas, Stores, Mrs. Waltho, John Davies,. Ty Cooh, Fred Clarke, Ellis Evans, E. D. Jones, Stephen Rowlands, E. H. Matthew, Walter Roberts, Hugh Jones, T. Massey, John Clarke, James Davies Waterloo," Mr. Faulkner, Mr. Henry Jones, W Coward and Co., Morris and Hughes. 4
THE BELLE OF NEW YORK. THE MUSICAL COMEDY SUCCESSFULLY PRODUCED. It is scarcely overstepping the mark to say that Llangollen was in the Pavilion, Berwyn-street, on Wednesday night," when the musical comedy The Belle of New York," was produced by the Ben Greet Company. Those who were not present missed the brightest and most attractive of the capital series of performances that Mr. T. M. Rowlands has provided for the public at his commodious theatre during the past six months. It is scarcely necessary to-day to repeat "the story of the piece that sprang into instant favour upon its production at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, whilst the many catchy airs with which it abounds were speedily in street-urchins' mouths in the metropolis. To some, perhaps, the company may appear to have laid violent hands upon holy things. Thus the "anti-cigarette smokers' league," and "the anti-everything-else," poked a good deal of fan that could scarcely cause local "men with missions to smile. That, however, the company, gave a bright and stirring picture of the lighter side of American life is freely admitted they held the mirror up to naturp, and if nature skipped into the line of vision arrayed in costumes with which the Sunday school and the oonventicle are unfamiliar, really this was not the fault either of the mirror or the people who held it up. There was, however, nothing in the performance calling for apology-r-more of tlio same kind would serve a good purpose by enlivening the dullness of the season —whilst too much praise can scarcely be lavished upon the bright singing, the sprightly dancing, and the competent actiug. The performance went with a swing and a go from start to finish and any shortcomings there may have been in the direc- tion of not elevating the audience were more than compensated for by the richness of the amusement afforded. If some of the costumes were scanty, all of them were attractive the choruses were given with telling effect; and the funny business was in every instance well done. Perhaps taste for the eomedy that finds favour across "the herring-pond" is one to be acquired like the taste for a good many other American products but there is no questioning the fact, if we may judge by the rounds of applause with which each phase of Wednesday night's performance was reoeived, that the Llan- gollen public"froze on to the production right there" or that Mr. Rowlands accurately judged the public taste when he determined to ring the Belle at Llangollwa.
LLANGOLLEN URBAN COUNCIL. An extraordinary meeting of this Council was held at the Clerk's Offioes, on Friday afternoon. Mr. W. B. Roberts presided and there were also present Mr, W. P. Williams, Mr. Jas. Clarke, Mr. E. Rogers, and Rev. D. Williams, with the Clerk (Mr. E. Foulkes-Jones). THE CLERK'S BILL OJr COSTS. The Clerk said that, unfortunately, he was not able to be present at the previous meeting of the Council and he understood the matter as to whether the Council would appoint one of its members to attend at the taxation of his bill of costs before the Clerk of the Peace was not definitely decided upon. The Clerk to the Peace wrote stating that he proposed to tax the bill of coats on Tuesday, 28th inst., and desiring, in case the Council desired to be represented, that he might be acquainted with the fact.—Mr. E. Rogers There was no resolution at all on the subject it was not brought forward.-Rev. D. Williams It was Boentioned that Mr. B. Roberts might attend.—Mr. Roberts: I did not take that seriously.—Mr. Rogers: If the Clerk of the Peace will adjourn the taxation until Wednesday I sball be glad to attend.—The Clerk He has fixed the date upon which members must attend before him if they have anything to object to.—Mr. Rogers It is not matter of objecting, it is a matter of pointing gut. I suggest that rlje bill be not taxed until after the next meeting of the Council.—Rev, D. Williams You cannot do that a resolution has been passed.—Mr. Clarke It is almost a reflection Upon the Clerk of the Peace to suggest that we Ihall watch him.-Mr. E. Rogers Nonsense how can it be a reflection upon the taxing master The Clerk: Local authorities usually leave these scatters with the Clerk "to the Peaee.—Mr. Rogers At does not follow that we should.—-The Clerk: sou have a good deal to learn Mr. Rogers you are very young in these matters.—Mr. Rogers I do Sm/Tfeo U to taa8ht h7 you- During the congDicurm^h has been very ohaS A abf nee.-The Clerk You have ssfs^jes -"n" WSSST 5hot hX -SnTir am a member of the Committee, comv ,a,m8 Ifcn was agreed that the sub- muflt h« h consider certain items; and it ATRITO • °^ne. ln mind that we have HO power to tn item off the bill bub we have a right before the Clerk of the Peace. Three w were appointed to meet as a Committee air. H R. Parry, Mr. Rogers and Mr. W. P. Williams. That Committee met and their objec- cions have been placed upon the margin of the bill which is now before the taxing master. Consequently I do not see that we can do more than simply submit this to the Clerk of the Peace I hardly see the use of appointing anyone to attend before him.-The Clerk The letter is sent as a m itter of courtesy to the Council.—Mr. Rogers We are asked if we desire to appoint a representa- tive.-The Clerk: I will give you the law if you like.—Mr. Rogers I do not want ytyirlaw. I will not take it.—The Clerk You apj|ea £ to have come here with the ole obj ct of in^yijiig me.— Mr. Rogers Then I WLII w^th Iraw. [T^Q member then took his hat and 1 the Council Chamber.]— Rev. I)v Williams then proposed "that the Comn^f<.«ppointed by the Council having stated Uons to some of the items in the Clerk's bill, and placed the same on the margin of the bill which has been forwarded to the Clerk of the Peace to be taxed, the Council deem it to be unnecessary to appoint a representative to attend the taxation.Ilr. W. P. Williams seconded the motion which was carried nem con, The Council then adjourned.
Lord and Lady Trevor have arrived in town from Brynkinallt, their seat in Denbighshire. Last Friday evening a meeting was held at the College, Upper Bangor, to welcome the new students recently admitted to the college. Ad- dresses of welcome were delivered by the Revs. Principal Probert, Professors Thomas Rhys and J. Morys Davies, Rowland Hughes, T. Gasooigne, Ellis Jones, Morgan Daniel, and some of the senior students. The inaugural address of the College Debating Society was also delivered last week by Dr. Probert, who took as the subject of his address The study and interpretation of the New Testa- ment." Colonel F. Lloyd, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, had an enthusiastic welcome on his return to Aston Hall, Oswestry, on Wednesday, after service in South Africa. He was received by the Mayor and Corporation of Oswestry, and a numerous gathering of gentry and tenantry, and after being escorted to the hall he was presented with a silver salver &nd an illuminated address. Yesterday (Thursday) there were rejoicings on a large scale, and next week Colonel Lloyd will be entertained by the Corporation of Oswestry. The Rev. C. Silvester Ilorne, London, liiq accepted an invitation to preach the Union sermon" at the annual Assembly of the North Wales English Congregational Union to be held at 9 11 Wrexham in March. A number of Welsh friends of the cause at- tended the lectuie delivered on Wednesday after- noon by Assistant Commandant General Ben Viljoen at the Royal Music Hall, Holborn. In the evening both General Viljoen and General Kritzinger visited and were entertained to dinner at the House of Commons. The Marquis of Bute has accepted the unani- mous invitation passed at the annual meeting held at Bangor in September to become president of the National Eisteddfod Association, a position held for many yeais by his father, who took an active and a generous part in forwarding the interests of the Eisteddfod, particularly in connec- tion with the publication of eisteddfodic productions of exceptional merit. The excellent work of the representatives of the Welsh constituencies in the House of Commons renders it all the more surprising that the party as a whole have not taken effective collective action with regard to the Education Bill. It is now announced that the somewhat futile meeting of the party held last week will be followed at an early date by another meeting at which some definite resolution will be arrived at with respect to the action of the party on clause 12 of the bill. An important property sale took place at the Marina Hotel, Llandudno, on Saturday. The chief lots were the Prince of Walea Hotel, and the West- minster buddings. Bidding went on briskly up to £ 14,000, but the reserve not being 'reached a con- sultation took place between the lessee and the auctioneer, after which it was announced that a sale had been effected privately, the amount not being stated. Among the properties disposed of were the lawn tennis grounds at Craigydon, which realised £:?\611.