LOCAL AND GENERAL. The Duke of Baaufcrt died at l™ oV' on Sunday afternoon at Stoke Park, n.a Bristol, in his seventy-sixth year. Sir W. Anson was en Saturday unanimous- ly adcpted candidate for the vacancy m me representation of Oxford University. In the Queen's Bench Bankruptcy Division on Thursday, .Mr Justice ^S^t' special iury, had before him the clan- ct.hir William Mariott, Q.C., against Mi' for £ 20,000. The jury returned a verdict m favour of the plaintiff for 1:5,000. An expert, who has just arrived G^' «TOW asserts that Messrs Wdiwn and Co., ot Philadelphia, have on hand 800 foreign orders, in addition to a gre^t num t0 On USiturd xy James Edward Elsey, the District Messenger boy who' left April 1 with a letter despatched by Mr M Calmcnt, M.P., to Calif«^ turned to London, having beaten the mai The marriage of Mi« Catic Augusta, daughter of Mr "W Pntchari J. n > ,ce with Count Eric Carl^ ^vin-the- on the 1st of June at bt. ;rra^the ceremony l.oVdCa'"reception at 2 Whitehall Court. The action brought brought b} Mi J- Lancaster, a mining engineer, against Jli Samuel Moss, M.P., for the recomj o monev advanced for the working ot t j-■ > Colliery, Wigan, ccncluded c'l Th"r; with a verdict and judgment for the pluuL. fcr the full amount claimed, £ 9/0 outl. In the Queen's Bench Division, on A'*uri- dav, John Roberts, the champion billiard player, sued the proprietors of the -JV, man" for damages for alleged ucel contained in notes on the new Billiard Associa^on rules published in the newspaper on °y ber 5th, which stated that "smce^Octcb-r Is. there has been no champion." 1'ne henr^i W The ^Welsh Central Board on Saturday unanimously passed a series of resolution- presented by its executive demandin maintenance of complete .ratonomyoftn Welsh Beard in the scheme cf u*ermedw £ education for England awl ales about t be brought into existence by the Govern- ment.Board of Education Bid, whicn cu before a Committee of the House of next Tuesday. „rn The negotiations which have been pro- ceeding fcr seme time past between <•- Britain and Russia in regard now been brought to a sncces r' re. ail agreement has been signe J dealing '•p"tatives of the two Government, deaiua primarily with t*> question of railway ex- tension and the respective Bjpteie rf m duence of the two Powers in tfc. A well-ttended meeting of Cannula. Riilway men was held on Sunday at Oswes- tr"v To Consider questions affecting the ad- ministration cf the Company s affairs, and especially a decision to increase the workiu hours of firemen from 10 to 1-, per day, wiui out extra remuneration. A resolution was adopted protesting against the action of the officials of the Company, and calling upon the directors to institute an inquiry. Dr Adler, Chief Rabbi, r- -iiinq at the Cardiff Synagogue on to a large congregation, defender c .vxsa commu- nity against the charge that, as a people, tbev were largely responsible for increasing the encroachment of the world's affairs upon the Sabboth rest and worship. There was, h.? declared, no justification for charging the whole Jewish community with an endeavour to infringe the Sunday of rest, which was one of the most precious heritage of the English nation, and one of the secrets of England's strength and England's greatness. At Salford, on Thursday, the widow of a painter brought an action under the Work- men's Compensation Act against Messrs Dean and Co., Birmingham^, tor the css o her husband, who was killed by a fall fro. the scaffold while working at the Lyceum Theatre, Eccles. It was ccntentedtatthe respondents, who contracted for the MCT*, were decorators and not constoirtcn but the arbitrator, m awarding £ J00. held t.^u when a building was incomplete painting auu decorative wcrk was part of the construc- a A. J tion, and came withm i-e Act. (<Y In the forthcoming issue cf Y o^.o \Yale« » which will take the form of an E.lis memorial number, illustrated with scenes and portraits marking the^various stages in the career of the late Mr Tom Ellis, M.P-, there will appear a specialy contributed m memoriam ode from the pen of Sir Lewis Morris. Mr Balfour Was addressed the editor, Mr J. Hugh Edwards, a ccmmumca- t ion, in which he states —"I had a very hign regard cf Mr Ellis, and from .1 House cf Ceru- inens point of view, as well as a personal one. great!v regret his premature Joss. I bod ample experience of his unfailing courtesy -L=- and charm cf manner anci cnspusiuim. A destructive cyclone has swept over Missouri. In the town of Kirksville four hundred buildings were demolished, and it is estimated that fully 100 persons perished. Close upon 50 bodies had been recovered from the debris up to the time the news was despatched, and the number of injured estimated at fully 1000 lire broke out. in a dozen places among the rums, bodies are believed to have been 1^ir^a!e At Newton also, forty miles northwest ot Kirksville, great destruction of property and loss of life was caused by the storm, and numerous fatalities and severe damaee to pioperty are reported in the surrounding. country.. Mr Chamberlain, replying to a deputation from the Building Societies Association which waited upon him at the Cclrnial Office on Thursday, to urge objections to certain provisions of the small houses (acquisition by occupiers), bill, said the Government's object was not to endanger the propects of building societies, and he felt they were alarmed un- dulv. Having been connected with manv social legislation bills, he found peon e were invariably alarmed but rirelv injurcd Iv, them. As to the suggestion that the till shculd fix a limit cf the value of homes affected by it, he would be prepared to re- commend'the committee to fix some maxi- miim but regarding another suggestion to delete all reference to expenditure from 1"at0-s, that wculd make the bill a dead letter. A memorandum, issued bv the Local Government Board gives the number cf certificates of conscientious objectors issued under section 2 of the Vaccination Act, 1898. The section came into operation on tne passing of the Act. i.e., the 12th of Angust, 18% but in its application to a child bcrn before the passing of the Act there w, s substituted for the period of four months from the birth of the child the period or icur from the passing of the Act. This return shows that between the date of the pass «g of the Act in respect of whom certificates the number of certificates of conscientious objection received by the vaccination office was 203,413. ana that the to whom such cert ificates related > • The number of unvaccmater. cadjren i Emrland and Wales at the tune of of +he Act in respect of w- om cetin under Section 2 might have hoen apph« for cannot be stated, but m maj be noi-u that over 12,500,000 births were reentered durU th. Tears 188S-98, and the tot. number of cWldren, includiiu »1 who the! before vaccination, not reported !beon vaccinated, n)!>y be ,-ll-en a" 3'23
DEATH ON A LADDER. Dr R. P. Williams, d?puty-coroner for Ar-'de-ey, on 1'riday held an inquc-t at T^idjn Lawrence, Llanfoir yn Nghornwy nnoii the body of an old man, 84 years of X named William Hughes, who died m a Sst remarkable manner whde chmbing^ f ?"e effect that *» »» de=eaSe<l going up a laddtr, «d v,hcn ha'f-«ay up she heard ] a lauiti, polled for assistance, as he r°fused°to speak to her.—Owen JoJ^s' C"r^ Betocn, stated that he »e„t up the adcto and brought the man down. He was tnen cmite dead, though clinging to the rtmgs of the ladder.—A verdict was returned that deceased died of apoplexy.
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD I AND THE RATE COLLECTOR. The following letter with onclcsnr. has I been addrcfscld tc the overseers of the par- ishes of Llanbeblig and Waeniawr Lccal Government Board, Whitehall, S.W., 28th, April, 1899. Gentlemen,—I am directed by the Lccal Thomas Thomas, requiring him offices of collector cf cf Waenfa.wr and Llanbeblig. c-rn''cu,en, your cbedient servant, gen..e^en, > R KNOLLYS, Assistant Secretary. (Copy.) j Loc::>.l Goyer" Jr.£)!l t BC:1rc1. 28th April, 1899. sir —I am directed by the Local Go^r"" V' Pra-d to acknowledge the receipt cf your ieHer o/tbe 2nd inst. relative to your con duct as collector of poor rates for the i-hes of Waenfawr and Llanbeb.ig m U CX'B°"arf Se now received from their Inspector cf Audits (Mr Lloyd Roberts) 'the rpcrt. gard to the serious nature of the irr'*u[°rlj disclosed therein they have aecided that- Ley would net be justified in permittirte Lu to retain office. They must, the-rt-ft-re require you at onoe to f«^e^bo as collector of poor rates for the abo%e mentioned parishes in the hands of the Guardians. I am, sir, your obedient ser .1nt, W. E. KNOLLYS, NV. E. Assistant Secretary. Air Thomas Thomas, Castlo square, Carnarvon.
OPENING OF A NEW TOWN HALL AT CONWAY. Monday was rendered quite a gic day at Conway by the interesting proceecLngs at- tended upon the formal opening of the n^v Town Hall, which, situated the former hall, supplies a want which had been keenly felt for many years. The streets presented! the same festive appearance which they did on the occasion of the Royal visit on Friday, all the bunting used on that occo- sion having been left intact A procession was formed at the Guild Hall, consisting of the Mayor and Corporation, the children of thirteen Sunday Schools, numbering about 1000; clergy and ministers, Conway Castle Brass Band, vue fire brigade, cyclists, and the general public. On it temporary platform raised in Lancaster square, the Mayor (Dr. M. J. Morgan) was presented with an illu- minated address a-d a goM key, as a memento j of the occasion. The presentation, on behalf of the burgesses, was made by the Deputy Mayor (Alderman Hugh Hughes), who re- marked that the Mayor's year of office was rendered eventful bv that day, as well as by the Royal visit last week. He acknowledged the Mayor's generosity, as shown by the treat I which he was giving that day to the ailed poor and the children of the district. The Mayor, in accepting the address and key, .aid that he would look back upon that day a very proud day in his life, and he^pre- dated more than anvthing the kind feelings entertained towards him by his colleagues on the Town Council, and his fellow townsmen at. larcre (applause). Tnder the direction of Mr Allan the whole assembly sang, w ar- it vitrour the National Anthem and. The Wnd of my fathers," after which the^roees- sion re-formed and returned via, High street and Castle street to the Guild Hall, whence the school children, all of them carrying smaUflags and mugs of all shapes and sizes were marched to the Town Ball. ±±. re a Substantial tea awaited them, and the aged substantia In the evening the hall was again crowded, all enterlain- ment beino- held, under the presidency of the 1 mtntoein, n > fcupplied by Messrs Russell (Liverpool and Llandudno).
NORTII WALES QUARRY, MEN'S UNION. LABOUR DAY AT FESTINIOG. The twenty-fifth annual demonstration and conference of the North Wales Quarry- men's Union was held on Monday at Fes- ^Tt^he conference in the morning, the re- tiring president (Mr T. W. Thcma-s) tocK the chair and was supported by Daniel (organising secretary) and W. liams (financial secretary), and a large c. dance of delegates. THE ANNUAL REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET.. Mr D. R. Daniel submitted his report and I Jmce *~t, and said that they met u^der very favourable circumstances. leace reigned between masters and men and the trade was in a flourishing state He could not, however, report so tavourabb < to the it ate of the union, for the ^'ork™(;' had not taken the opportunity offered to them in eood times to prepare for a ramy day in a trade union way by strengthening then financial position. They could not congratu- late themselves that they bad succeedec during the past year in keeping pace with ihe other ranks of the great labour army of S: kiSdom. He regretted to find that the nuarrymen,speaking generally, had not- taken iv-mt'v-e cf the provisions of the Workmen s Compe-^ they f °Uld' ^"bTtv the union had undertaken the responsibility of obtaining legal assistance for them gratis. He wished to impress upon every workman the necessity of taking a deep interest m the I \n,1 working of this Act. Some cnange* taken place in the officers of the union durin^ the pa?t year. Mr W. J. Pairy, the arbitra- tor had! resigned after several years of ft"t ftd'i.d very^aluable services, and the Coun- cU Had ta Jn stop, to Ml the vacancy Three gentlemen had been nominated, and r George Brymer, J.P., Carnarvon, had been elected The funds cf the union had be- increased1 bv several hundreds of pounds and lnort.j^tju U%Y .L i fVipro this was accounted tor oy had been no labour disputes during the year. They had also contributed £ 400 towards the relief of other workmen (hear, hear). The balance sheet fhowed that, the receipts the year, inch,ding £ 736 in hand at the end of last year, amounted to £ -1/6 13s The subscriptions of members were £ 101U 16s 9d, After paying all prises for the year there was a balance at the bank of £ lo<o 18s Id, which, included in the othei of the union, brought up the latter to £ 1 4 1<JMrdD. Lloyd Humphreys submittejl his report as auditor, financial secretary upon the neM; and hen «ork he had accomplished counts it could be position of the union had.gwJ?h during the year, 'f"1.5-, Rnt they cculd had more than doubled. • not close their eyes to the fact ljtt_ would be very much larger ac union that hundreds of workmen left the u when thev saw the clouds passing away. THE CHAIRMAN'S ADI'ii^SS. The retiring president, Mr T. W. Thomas, said that his reason for selecting "The con- dition of success" as his subject feared there was strong re^on to think that the elements of disintegration had once "l appeared in their ranks. There were differ- ent opinions as to what really accounted for their want of success as a union.. tributed it to sectarian jealousies, others the increase in the union contribution from 6d to Is per month. A third section attri- buted their want of success to the changes which had been made in their officers. For his own part, he was not prepared to agree entirely with the views of either of those ,-Mii-ee sections. What they advanced as primary were really secondary causes, the S7of a greater evil hitherto unto- closed. He attributed their want of suc- cess to their unwillingness to conform the essential elements of success. He te^re however, that in spite of the virtue^, of m dependence, generosity, and courage quarry men lacked a sense of proportion in the for- mation of character. Summing up, the speaker said that the real causes of the failure of the union must be looked for in a i want of loyalty on the part of the quarry- men, and an unwillingness to make any per- sonal sacrifices. A vote of cordial thanks was passer, to the chairman for his address and for his ser- vices in the presidential chair during the yeThe Festinio- Lodre recommended that the expenses of the different oaaes. as we as the salaries of the officers shoula be aken out of the general fund. The proposal was rejected. The Glyn M Lodge. Dmcrwic recom- mended that the monthly payments of the me mbers be reduced from Is to Twelve voted for the motion approving the recom- mendation, and, amid loud cheer-, it agreed that the ccntribution. should not be ° On the motion of Mr Griffith Edwards (Bethesda), seconded! by Mr ^>e^pr. it was decided that the union should nffili- nted' with the National Federation of Traces Unions. T Mr WT. Abraham,, M.P. ("Mabon ), who was accorded a very hearty reception, com plimented the meeting highlv upon the pass- in? of the aforegoing resolution. The meeting proceeded to the appointment of officers for the year, who were elected as follows:—President, Mr Richard Griffitli (Fe,tinio-) vice-presidents, :Mf'r W. W. Tores (LTi.nllyfni) and Thomas Wi liam^Vu- linm<; (Glyn I ssf): financial seeretarv. W. H. Williams; auditors. Messrs Owen W. Prit- chard (Groeslon) and Robert Davies (Gerlan). I PUBLIC MEETING. At. half-past one o'clock the workmen as- sembled in the Market square and formed a procession, a^d marched to the apartments procession, a.d marched to the apartments of Mr Owen M. Edwards, the Liberal candi- date for the representation of Merioneth in place of the late Mr Thomas Ellis, and es- corted him to the Assembly Roc-m, where the demonstration was held. Mr Daniel read a. telegram from Mr Lloyd Gecrse, M.P., who, wiring from Aberys- twyth, stated tha.t he regretted that he could not reach Festiniog in time for the I meeting. Mr T. W. Thomas then took the chair. The Chairman moved a resolution express- ina: sorrow at the death of Mr Thomas Ellis, M.P.—Mr Griffith seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously by the aud- ience rising en masse. On the motion of Mr W. R. Evans, chair- man of the Perrhyn Strike Committee, sec- onded by Mr Morris Nanney Jones, a reso- lution on old-age pensions was carried, the former remarking that politicians of all shades. were practically committed to the principle of the measure. I Mr William Williams, of Penrliyn, moved the third resolution, recommending the fede- ration of trades unions, and Mr R. J. Wil- liams seconded. Mr W. Abraham, M.P., was called upon to support, and met with an enthusiastic re- ception. He said the salvation of the army of labour in the country depended upon the attainment of three direct objects, which were to be looked for through union among workmen. The first was an endeavour to maintain and uphold a fair wage, which was equivalent to saying a living wage, not for the day only, not from hand to mouth, not for the summer season only, but for the whole period of the working man's life (ap- plause). The second was due protection for the life and limb of the workman while en- ( gaged in labour, and the third was to shorten he hours of toil to a reasonable limit. Had they any precise object for shortening the hours of labour? The first object was to shorten the hours of labour from whatever they might be at present to an eight-hour dav in the case of men engaged in dangerous l' 11 _L_l "rY'L:). occupations, wnere aii tue pnv^a,i were requisite for the due protection of life, sight, hearing, and feeling (cheers). These were the great objects of trades unionism m Great Britain, and nothing less than these would satisfy the Quarrymen's Union (cheers). To attain this object they needed in active a.nd well-directed operation three grades of unionism-local union, union of classes of workmen, and a general combina- tion of trades. Before speaking on the sub- ject of trades-union federation, he would say a word upon the other resolutions which had been adopted!. In regard to the protection of life and limb, he regarded the most lIll- portant step that had been taken in the » direction was contained in their resolution dealing with the Workmen's Compensation » Act. The principle of this Act was a great ( one. This was the first time that the work- j men's claims as such had been recognised by the Legislature. Now the workman, as a necessary part of the machinery requisite for the production cf wealth, was taken into con- sideration (cheers). A workman must really approach the verge of suicide before the em- ployer could refuse to pay compensation (cheers). He would, however, warn tnose who were addicted to drunkenness that the higher court ha dnow decided .y definitely that if a. man was under the influence of drink met with an accident he could not claim com- pensation (hear, hear). All the benefits of the Act were offered to the workmen without the payment of a single contribution. Why, then, should workmen be so blind to then own interests a,to contract themselves out of the Act under any scheme proposed by the employers? Dealing with the proposed Federation of Trades Unions the coping- stc.n,3 cf trades unionism, Mr Abraham averred that the tyranny, the injustice, and the oppression cf capital in the present day urgently demanded such a combination on the part of labour. They h id passed a reso- lution statins that they were in sympathy with the Federation, and the only wav i11 which they could carry that out would be through the local organisations, and unless they were true to these they could never achieve the grander object. Mr Abraham concluded his address with an eloquent and forcible appeal to the non-unionists and wavering to join the association and stand loyally side by side with their comrades for the achievement of the aims of unionism. Mr Owen M. Edwards, who was received with great enthusiasm, dealing with the question cf combination, pointed out that workmen had a perfect legal right to com- bine that it was not a privilege or a favour but a right: aud that it was expected of them that, they should combine. That law was reallv based on the consciences of the pecple, the Royal Commission having re- ported that it was not right to make criminal £. by law that which was m itseit innocent, ioi example, the combination of workmen. One creat element of success in combination was the character of the leaders (hear, hear). Ccmbination was worthless without loyalty to their leaders en the part, of the men. He (Mr Edwards) was one of the labourers cf Merioneth (cheers), but he would rather h*ve all his fellow-labourers travail u-der 1 another century of oppression than have 'hem free and comfortable, having betrayed their leaders (cheers). After a feeling re- ference to the late Mr Thomas Ellis, -f Edwards went on to say that he believed in greatly strengthening the provisions cf the I Conciliation Act by embodying in it some of thJ features of Mr Bryce's Conciliation Bill. | Proceeding, Mr Edwards pointed out tnc necessity of protecting their children, and I ) said that if Providence ever honoured h-i in the power of defending any c.ass of his fellow-beings he would use that power for the defence of children under five or six years of age. In conclusion, Mr Edwards __1_ urged the quarrymen to colour tneu with their love for literature and wi^h their religion. His friend Dr Evans and ..mselt, and some others whom they knew, were go- in^ to Harlech Castle on the morrow (laugh- ter). He had to abstain that day from talk- ing politics. He would not give the same pledge with Tespect to Harlech (renewec laughter). He would, however, say that m accepting the nomination for the Parliamen- tary representation of the county he had un- dertaken ,a responsibility which he felt to be immense. In going to the 2 ^Har- lech he found consolation m the fact that he 1__£.1.¿. was going there and entering upon tne straight from ^e inspiration of that great I gathering of his fellow-workers in his own native county (prolonged cheers). On the motion of Mr D. Williams, seconded bv Mr John Williams, \nys, a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman and the speakers, and the meeting closed. Simultaneously a great overflow was held in the Market Hall beineath, the chair being taken by the Rev David Lloyd, Wesleyan minister, of Festiniog. Mr O. 1_ Edwards waa among the speakers.
FOOTBALL. NORTH WALES COAST LF-AGUE. CARNARVON v. LLANDFDNO." CARNARVON GAINS THE CHAMPION- SHIP. Carnarvon journeyed to Llandudno last Saturday to play their last fixture. They were fully represented, and were accompan- ied by a large crowd of supporters. The Llandudno club placed on the field their Coast League team which had been beaten at Carnarvon by eight peals to one, so the Ncps. with a bet-t-er team than they had then, ex- pected to pile on a good score on Saturday. The Nops had the wind in their favour during the first half but, owing to the sound de- fence of the opposing team, they failed tr score more than once, which Edwards did with a low swift shot. The Nops should have had another god from a free kick in gcal, which glanced into the net cff on of the Llandudno men, but the referee thought the ball had gone into the net. without touching anyone, and so no goal was allowed. The home team, towards the end of the first half, equalised. Half-time: Carnarvon 1, Llandudno 1. In the first five minutes of the second half, Tom Roberts r,lll up and scored the second point for Carnarvon. About ten minutes from the start one of the Llandudno half-backs handled the bsll iust as it was going into the net, and so "f. penalised, the penalty kick being entrusted to D. O. Edwards, who sent the ball spin nine low to the side of the net, the home custod- ian not having the least chance of saving. The Carnarvon team; were playing a very poor game, all being very much out of form; but they managed to add another point to the score, this being accomplished by J. Wil- liams. Towards the end the home forwards became a bit more troublesome than they had been thronghont the game, but owing to the Carnarvon defence being good, they failed to sccre. And so the final result was -Carnarvon 4, Llandudno 1. The Carnarvon team reached Cimarron station at 8 p.m., where they were loudly cheered by a tremendous crowd cf suppor- ters (it is a pity we could not get a crowd like that on the football field some time). The Artillery Band escorted them into the town. By winning this game, Carnarvon pl3.c? themselves at the head of the League, and so they will in due time be presented with the North W..i.les Coa^t League Cup (the old Llandudno "Russell" Cup). Carnarvon have 20 points and a goal average cf 55 tn 28. Bangor comes second on the list with 20 points and coal average of 36 to 29. Llanrwst C"WPS third with 16 points.—CONTRIBU- TED. CHIRK v. BANGOR. This Combination match was played at Chirk on Thursday. The game opened some- what tamely, neither side showing up to much advantage. The first goal fell to Bangor, Jones beating Tracey with a rather easy shot in the first ten minutes. Chirk quickly drew level by the aid of Lockley. and before change of ends James gave the colliers the lead. Half-time score: Chirk, two goals; Bangor, one goal. In the second: half the colliers pressed nearly all through. Sam Roberts and Wynn, both >ccrc.l for Chirk. Nothing further was done, and Chirk won by four goals to one.
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The hearing was concluded in the Probate Division of the High Court on Friday of aa action respecting the validity of the will ot the late Mrs Mary Sanders, of Mostyn and Penmaenmawr. The jury found in favour of the will, and judgment was given for the plaintiff, who propounded the will, with costs.
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THE ROYAL VISIT TO NORTH I WALES. The Duke and Duohess of York, who were the guests of Lord Carrington at Gwydyr Castle, brought their visit to North Wales to a close on Friday. On Thursday morning their Royal High- nesses, accompanied by Earl and Countess Carrington, the Hon. Derek Keppel, and Mr Moncrieff, left Gwydyr Castle for their drive through the Pass of Llanberis. A two minutes' halt was made at Bettwsycoed. The centre of attraction was the Royal Oak I I Hotel, where Da-vid Cox's famous signboard at present forms a part ot tne manuepiece in the hall. It was in front of this hostelry that the Royal party stopped. The pro- prietor, Mr Pullan, introduced to the Earl of Carrington Mr Robert Parry, chairman of the Urban District Council, who was then presented to their Royal Highnesses. Mr lan's twin grandchildren, Misses Doris and Phyllis May Pallan, presented a buttonhole to the Duke and a bouquet to the Duchess. The Royal party resumed their journey amidst the deafening cheers of the school children, followed shortly afterwards by the booming of a reck cannon. The approaches to the Dinorwic Quarries were gaily de- corated with streamer arches, supported by lofty Venetian Y.i,lts, and the workaday ap- pearance of this great hive of industry had undergone a most agreeable change likewise. The Royal equippages came to a standstill at an open space in the side of Mr Assheton Smith's private railway, and in front of the entrance to Glanybala, the residence of one of the quarry agents, in the grounds of which a tent had been erected fcr entertaining the R-oyal party at luncheon. The Llan- beris company of the 3rd V.B. Weish Fusi- liers, commanded by Captain Mills Roberts, gave a Royal salute as the Hon. W. Vivian, chief manager of the works, came forward to receive the illustrons visitors. At 2.40 a private train bcolnging toMrAssneton Smith steamed on to an improvised plat- form. In a few minutes afterwards the whole of the party were seated in the train, the Duke nnd Duchess, the Cnmtess of Car- rington, and Mrs As-heton South being in the wagaon. With a shrill whistle I the little encine started nnd reached the part of the nn«>rrv which lies in the depart- ment called Wellington. The party hera alighted to witness some sbte-splitvmg operations conducted by some h<»lf-a-dozen onarrrmen retained for the purnose. Both the Duke and the Duchess handled a chisel and separated two or three partly-^alit slates, an accomplishment of which they 1 1 peemed oxceedmelv prona, particularly as it elicited exnressions cf appreciation from the rest of the party. TI.Pllr Rcyal High- nesses also carried awav with them a num- ber of slates as a irerr,ito of the occasion. After witnessing blasting operations at the California Gallerv, the party descended on incline at t}" other side cf the quarry and alighted fit Gilfach Ddu, Whi, is the start- point of the private line to Portdincrwic. At the latter phco th^ sne^ial train await- ed them. The, arrived at Llanrwst at s.x o'clock. j On iTriday the Duke and Duchess cf York raid a visit tr Conwav. Before leaving Gwvdvr they transacted a very graceful bit ii. 1'r'i':1.f"t"" Ci biisinev- by expressing tnor j™* thanks to Mr Peter M'lntyre, Earl Carrmg ton's estate acre-t, for the valuaoV service > h-e had rendered durine the week m .ne matter cf locking after their comfort. arrived r.t Conway at 11.25^. ^al. an C11T later than orierinallv intended. Conwiy was readv for them'in every respect, for some eight thousand people were there to welcome them. On the station platlcrm there were only tbe Mayer c,f <^ 1 Morcan), th* tewn clerk (Mr T. E. Parr^), and Colonel Rees, V.D., and these had im- bnr«:iiG^ en hand. As soon t;ie Rcyal train bd drawn up alongside the car- noted platform. r-d the Duke and Duchess had stcDTtad cut Lord Carrington promptly &et the"busit £ rs going by introducing to r their Royal Highnesses first Colonel Rees, and afterwards the Mayor and Town Clerk, the soldier taking it as a soldier should, and the civilians bearing the honour with forti- tude such as compelled admiration. To an address the Duke replied as follows —"To the Mayor and Aldermen and Burgesses of Conway,—Your loyal and kind 11 address afforded the Duchess of Ycrk and myself much pleasure and gratification. We' re- cognise in your devotion to the Throne those feelings which bring the Sovereign and the nation together, and we thank you for the expressions of attachment towards the- Queen, the Prince and Princess cf Wales, and other members of cur family. The kind words of welcome you have addressed to us personally will always be remembered by us, as well as our visit to your beautiful castle." The band played ani the people cheered, and Miss Parry, the town clerk's daughter, gave the Duchess a bouquet, and the Mayor presented the aldermen and coun- cil and this part of the day's wurk was well done. Then through the- cheering crowds the Duke and Duchess and their party drove to Conway Castle, on the top- most turrets of which floated bravely in the breeze the Union Jack and the Rcyal Stand- ard of England. The Rcyal party after- wards journeyed to PLas Mawr, the home of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. Here Mr Clarence Whaite presented them on behalf of the Academy, with superbly- bound copy of Baker's work on "PhisMawr," with lithographed plates of all the en- gravings and carvings in the building. At the conduson of the inspection they signed their names in the visitors' book de- parted well pleased. Then again they drove through cheering crowds to the station, where the Royal train ccnreved them to Llandudno Junction, a mile awav, there to have their saloon attached to the mail for London.
THE ROCK IN TEE ROAD. In the middle of the road between two country villages was a big stone, firmly set in the earth. Like an iceberg in the sesv there was more of the stcne under the ground than above it. Colts grew horses, boys grew men, and beards grew grey yet that stone stayed in the middle of the road. Horses stumbled over it and wheels rubbed against it years after years. Men cursed it for being there, and said it ought to be removed. They saidi it were out horse shoes and waggon tyres enough to pay the cost of its removal a thousand times over; and so it did. The road was occasionally* banked with more dirt by the people who used it, but they never bcihored with that rock. Perhaps they might tackle it next season, they said. And so the big stone held its own for a generation longer. Then returning to my native place, and passing along -;hat road, I missed the familiar and ancient rock. What had become of it? Why, this. II gentleman of push and brains had come fr(m the great city and settled on a farm near I v. He was one of the men who do things. Driving out from the station the night of his arrival, his carriage struck the veneralle impedi- ment. He got out and looked :.t it. The next day a man came and drilled t hole in it An hour later there was a dull explosion, and the horse laming, wheel-wrecking, j temper-trying old nuisance was seen no more. Gracious me! Hew many applications there are of this lesson from the Primer of living. Here is one: —A woman, Mrs Susan Grover, of Hertfordshire, had suffered from indigestion and liver complaint for thirty years. She habitually felt drousy, tired, and weary, as if carrying a weight. She had, so she says, frequent attacks of giddines and was liable to fall on any spot where they might overtake her. On her tongue, so valuable a member of the buman body, was a'constant coating of fur, which had no honest business to be there. It spoiled her taste, and what was worse it- but let us stick to our fact: the explanations can wait. Her appetite on the whole was hardly worth calling an appetite. Sometimes she could eat with a sort of feeble relish, and then she and her meals met as persons di- vided by an old grudge. The victuals look- ed good, and they were good, but not good for her. Still one must eat- a little anyhow, whether he wants to or not; for nature or- dains it. So Mrs Grover did. But she knew what would happen-pain in the chest and in her right side—where the liver is. l Her rest was not what it should have been for health and happiness. It was broken, and struck through with had dreams, and she telt the effects of it in the morning. This made work go hard, but she did her best, and got along; yet it was difficult. Labour without the rewards of labour- that's the cross which was laid on the poor woman's shoulders. She had a prevailing sense of sickness, and chen brought up a bitter fluid-a mixture of bile and other secretions. And with all this there was chronic costiveness of the bowels. A bad and vile aggregation of disorders indeed. "For thirty years," says Mrs Grover in her letter, "I lived in this way—sometimes a bit better and then dowi in the low grounds again. What I went th-ough I could not set I forth in words if I tried. I took all kinds of medicines from the doctors over and over; but no help came cf them. "1 was finally cured by Mother Seigel's Syrup. A neighbour, Mrs Johnson, first told me of it, and in onlv a few days it re- began with it, and in only a few days it re- lieved me as one would not think possible. I cculd eat with a relish, and without pain. I began to feel light and bright, as though I had entered a new country and a new air. Briefly, after a few more bottles of Mother Seigel's I found myself well and strong. My lifetime ailment had been removed, and the wonder was how easy and quickly this medicine did what the others could not do at all. You may print ny leiter and refer t.) me." (Signed) Susan Grover, 24, Soles- bridge Lane, Charley Wood, Rickmans- worth, Herts. October 21, 1898. Another big rock out of the road. Taken nwak easily and quickly because the right, means were finally adopted to do it. Why will people?—but there! it is because they hrst have to learn how.
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