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I ARVON MONTHLY MEETING. SUNDAY OBSERVANCE AND THE DESECRATION OF THE SANCTUARY. OUTSPOKEN DISCUSSION. The Monthly Meeting of the Arvcu -.Calviuietlo Methodists wp-s held on Monday, at Bryumena:, Portdinorwie, under the pre- j sidency of the Rev R. W. Hughes, Park t Hill, Bangor. THE NEXT MEETING. It was decided that the next meeting ( should be held at Baladeulyn on May 17 and 18. GOD'S WORD. Mr Robert Thorn a; Brynaerau, opened an interesting discussion on the "Things of Goo-His Word, Day, and Sanctuary." In the course of his remarks, the speaker asked whether the Word of God received the place and attention which it should in Wales to- day. He was afraid that it did not. He, therefore, appealed that the Word of God should receive much more attention on the hearth. The best Sunday School teachers were the godly fathers and mothers of our land. But there was a great tendency anion get the parents of the age to place the responsibility of teaching the children on the shoulders of the teachers of the elementary schools, and he feared that many of the parents would be held responsible for the neglect of their spiritual education. With regard to the "Day of God," he said that man needed the Sabboth Day physically, mentally, and spiritually, and there was never such a great call for observing the Sabbath Day as to-day, when there was so much anxiety and bustling rising from com- petition in business. It was necessary to observe the Sunday as the first day of the week, and not as to many people look upon it, as the last day, and look upon it as a. day for pleasure and leisure. One of the things that should cause the greatest trouble; and anxiety to Great Britain to-day was its increasing tendency to ignore the Sunday. If things continued in this respect for a number of years, it was difficult to predict the fate of the 'kingdom. What had been the history of France? Britain was certainly much more in danger from its. shameless desecration of the Sabboth than from the threats of the German Dreadnoughts (laugh- ter and hear, hear). The disrespect shown in England towards the observance of the Sabboth showed a moral weakness, and this was seen to a too large extent in Wales to- day. What was to be done in the face of this? Their children should be educated, and influenced in this direction. But this should not be done so as to cause the child to detest the Sabboth by expecting him to do everything that were against his ten- dencies. Speaking as to the Sanctuary of God, he dwelt upon the various forms of worship, and remarked that whatever might be said about the unreasonableness of their present chapel debts, much was to be said about making the House of God a beautiful, house in every district. They as a con- nexion were in the habit of erecting chapels z, for a generation or two as though they claimed that they should not exist longer than that. But he contended that the Non- conformists of Wales should raise its head and erect buildings that would bear com parison with any cathedral in the laid- (laughter).-where memories could be raided to noted Nonconformists so that it would be an inspiration to the age to come. How- ever, the extreme liberty which some chil- dren were too fond of taking in the House of God amply proved that things were not f as thev should be. He asked whether the lack of devotion which was so frequently, deplored was not the .direct result of holding 1 questionable meetings in the chapels. It • wa<s a sad defect amongst them, and it was f difficult to know how to remedy it. They I should not be satisfied without doing every- thing possible in order to prevent any meet- ing being held in the chapel except that which had the direct object of bringing men and women in contact with God (cheers). MONEY WASTED. Mr Edward Jones, Bryn'rodyn, continued the discussion, and agreed with the opener I that the holding oi questionable meetings, such as literary societies, &c., in chapels, was greatly to be deplored. He also com- plained cf the excessive decorations and or- namentations of some of their chapels, and said that hundreds of pounds were wasted in this direction upon chapels for absolutely no uee whatever. j Mr Jchn Jones, Glanadda, appealed to; the ministers that they should preach from the pulpit upon these matters oftener. The Rev W. Wynn Davies, Bangor, re- marked that it was the custom of some people to come to chapels only once on a Sunday, and he would call them as Glad- stone did, "Oncers," and he wished to pro- test against those people, and he urged them to be faithful to the Sanctuary of God (hear, hear). J Mr W.. Richards (Bangor) said that it was II rather doubtful whether the laxity on the part oi Church members was due to the; cause mentioned by the previous speakers. I He thought that the fault lay with the fact that there was a doubt in their own minds I as to the things of God. If they were to be ¡ stronger on these points, then they would prove a stronger and greater power in the country, and would not apologise to people for their existence. He thought some times that it would be necessary for the Govern- ment to legislate to compel certain people to attend chapel. He said they occasion- ally heard drunken persons singing the hymnf of the sanctuary. He was afraid that they had learnt them at the-competitive and literary meetings held in their chapels. They never heard about such meetings being held in the Church of England, and yet they looked down upon them. Whatever they said about the Church of England, she had kept np a feeling of reverence for the sanctu- ary (hear, hear), and from this they could take a good lesson (hear, hear). He had never &een a person, whatever his position might be, entering a Church without the ap- pearance of a feeling of reverence, and he always took off his hat. He thought that they must awake themselves, and keep these things alive before their eyes. The Rev D. J. Lewis, Waenfawr, re- marked that the action of some of their church members in the sanctuary was most degrading, but he asked where could they hold the literary meetings if it was not the chapel. These meetings were for the pur- pose of elevating their young people, and, therefore, it was these meetings that re- quired purifying (hear, hear). There was another matter which he thought accounted for the non-observance of the Sabboth, and that was the scepticism that prevailed in the land. They must endea,vour to convince their young people that their paths were not the right ones. Further r.emarks were made by the Revs J. T. Job, Daniel Rowlands, and the Chair- man. Mr Job Owen, Llanberis, proposed that they should take a practical step in this matter, and that a circular should be sent to all the churches advising the elders to tram the children up in these matters. The Rev O. G. Owen (Alafon) seconded, and this was carried unanimously.
CARNARVON FOOTBALL. MR R. H. ROBERTS (Captain). The follmving is the record of the Car- narvon United team in the North Wales Amateur Cup competitionAgainst Pwll he Li, at Carnarvon, 14--0; Beaumaris, at Bangor, 2—2 Beaumaris, art Bangor, 2-2; Beaumaris, at Bangor, 1—0; Conway, ax Bangor, 1—0; total goals, 20--4. The following is the record of the team in the Wek-h Amateur Cup competition:— Against Beau-mai'iA. at Beaumaris, 3—0; Conway, -&t Carnarvon, 2—0; Bangor, at Bangor, 3—1; Llandudno, at Llandudno, 1—0 Aberystwyth, at Towyn, 1-1; Aber- ystwyth, at Portmadoe. 1; Oak Alyn, at Colwyn Bay, 5—1; total goals, 17-4. This shows that they have played only one match out of seven at Carnarvon. It is also a noteworthy fact that they have managed to go through this competition with only twelve players. -1W
THE CHANIPIOITS OF THE HQRTH WALES COAST LEAGUE, A DECIDED WIN FO'R BEAUMARIS. afternoon a match was played' at Beaumaris between tihe home team and Carnarvon, which- decided the championship of the North Wales Coast League. Hither- io Carnarvon and, Beaumaris were in the running for the championship, and up to last Saturday tlhey were Level on points, and both teams had an equal number of games to play—namely 2. Beaumaris played one of the two games on Saturday, and gained j a decisive win. Yesterday's match was then rendered interesting! by the appearance of these two teams, and needless to say a large crowd of enthusiastic football supporters journeyed' to Beaumaris £ rbm Carnarvon and Bangor. From the. outset, Beaumaris were decided- ly the superior team, and kept up their euprenmioy until the finish. They were smarter on the ball, aild showed determina- tion to win. Possibly Carnarvon's lately rather numerous matches, had tired them. At any l'(lJte they failed entirely to get into their proper stride, a.nd thus; Beaumaris gained a well-deserved win otf two goals to nil!—thus retaining fcr themselves- the championship of the League. Two cups in one season, however, is a most excellent result of a season's play, and Carnarvon need not be down-hearted on the loss of yesterday's game.
Mainly About People. Accorii-jg to the "Curistian World," Mr Lloya ^ifu.ge had grown "mudl stouter dUtllig this iast year. Air Griffith Griffiths, of Dhias Mawddwy, IJieriontih, grocer and. pi evasion deaier, ieii, gross, niifl net personalty £ -4,406. On Tuesday the Rev Evan Jones, Carnar- ic,ii, aUdressed a large meeting, held in connection with the Carmarthen Free Church Council, on Disestablishment. Sir Harry Reiehei, principal of the Ban- gor University College, aclaressed a. meet- ing in Manchester on Saturday organised by Lile Education Handwork Association, and explained tiie educational value or hand- work. He dissented absolutely from tne view that handwork should be used to pre- pare children for particular occupations. It siioulu be used, tie urged, for no ulterior purpose beyond the education of the child; because, in short, without it the child's hand, eye, and other faculties would go un- trained. One of the busiest men in America is a Welshman, Mr Thomas Price, formerly of Wrexham, and now private secretary to Ed- ward H. Harriman, the railway magnate. "He's a prince," admiringly shouts an American paper. "Ask anybody who hitd any dealings with Thomas Price, and see if they don't Bay iso. Ask any of the porters of che cars, the linemen who run the wires into the train ask the newspaper men who had to depend on him for their daily story; aak the business men who met him—ask anybody, and the unvarying answer will be: Tie's a prince.' The first thing that im- presses one on meeting Mr Price is his ap- parent youth. He doesnT look a day over 25, being smooth of face and boyish of feature. In reality, however, he is 35, being born in North Wales in 1873. He emigrated to this country when a boy, and, although, as he says, he was an American as soon as he landed, he did not receive his citizenship papers until he came of age. He has been with the railroad chief for several years. Mr John Moreton Prichard, of 3, York terrace, Holyhead, J.P., sometime manager of the N.P. Bank, at Holyhead, and who was called to the Bar in 1889, practising in the North Wales circuit, a considerable pro- perty owner in Liverpool a.nd Manchester, and one of the largest ratepayers at Holy- head, left £ 24.550. The net personalty is nil. The testator left all of his property upon trust to pay his debts or otherwise satisfy his creditors. This is to be the only provision until 30th June, 1913, and he stated that he wished his property to be kept intact for this purpose if his creditors will allow, and that his present arrange- ments should continue under his present officers if it be deemed advisable. He re- quested his executors and trustees to con- sult his creditors to this end, and if there be any margin of income after 30th June, 1913, he directed that £50 per annum should be paid to each of .his five children until January 1st, 1930, "when the estate will have worked itself round," and when it is to be divided equally between the children.
LOCAL SHIPPING NEWS. CARNARVON. ARRIVtED.—ChriBtiaDa B.8., Griffith, Liv- erpool; Craignair Williams, Liverpool; Trevor s.s., Beattie, Liverpool; Carew B.6., Terretta, Liverpool; County of Anglesey, Pritchard, Portinllaen; Sarah Pringle, Wil- liams, Dundalk. SAILED.—IChristiana s.s., Griffith, Liverpool; Craignair 6.8., Williams, Mos- tyn Carew 6.15., Terretta, Penmaenmawr; Trevor 6.6., Beattie, Penmaenmawr: County of Anglesey, Pritchard, Portinllaen; Frances, Evans, Portdinorwie; Prosperity, Parry, Portdinorwie. J
LOCAL NEWS. v BANGOR. SUNDAY SERVICES. I [Note. In cases when a change is made I from tne publisher plan, secretaries el churches would much oblige by inform- ing us of such a change not later than Wednesday morning.]
I CHURCH OF ENGLAND. In Residence Archdeacon Morgan. Cathedral (Welsh) 9.30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev W. Edwards, M.A., senior vicar. St. Mary's Rev W. D. Roberts, M.A Rev J. Richards. St. David's Rev T. L. Jones. BAPTISTS. Penuel 10 and 6, Rev E. Evans. Hirael 10, Sunday School. Kyffin Square 8.30 a.m., Prayer Meeting. 10 and 2, Sunday School. 6, Student. Gianadda 10 and 6, Student. 2, Sunday School. English Rev W. R. Saunders. CALVINISTIC METHODISTS. Gianadda Rev J. Mostyn Jones. ;Hirael Rev H. Rees Davies. Park Hill Rev R. W. Hughes. Princes Road Rev John Evans, Pwllheli. Twrgwyn Rev W. Wynn Davies. CONG REG A TIONALlSTS. Pendref Rev Lewis Williams, Bontnew- ydd. Ebenezer Rev Ellis Jones. WESLEY ANS. Horeh 10, Mr P. G. Roberts, Aber. 6, Rev E. Jones, Llanfairfechan. St. Paul's 10, Rev E. Jones, Llanfair- fechan. 6, iMr P. G. Roberts, Aber. IHirael 2, Rev Evan Jones. 6, Missionary Prayer Meeting. Gianadda Mr W. O. Joneisi Bangor. English Mr J. H. Brindley, Bangor. ROMAN CATHOLICS. St. Mary's Rev Father Finucaoe. THE "CLIO" BAND played selections of mtisie, last night, on the.Pier. STREET-FIGHTING. At the Police Court, on Tuesday, Mary E. Rowlands, who pleaded guilty of fighting in the street, was bound over to keep the peace for twelve months.—P.C. Jones, Llandegai, gave evi- dence. JEW'S CHRISTIAN NAME.—Asked for his name at the Bangor County Court, on Monday, witness gave his surname. The Registrar: Give us your Christian name.— Mr Evan Jones (Carnarvon); Being a, Jew, I don't suppose he has a Christian name.— The, Witness Isaac, PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY.—At a meeting of the Bangor and Beaumaris Port Sanitary, held on Friday, under the pre- sidency of Mr Hugh Thomas, it was decided to request Carnarvon to join them in pur- chasing a ship for the purpose of a hospital at Bangor, an offer having been made of a vessel from a Liverpool firm for £ 500. LECTURE. On Friday night last, Mr W. O. Jones delivered his popular lecture on "The New Woman." The chair was occupied by Dr Griffith Evans, Brynkyn- allt. Mr Evan Edwards proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, and this was seconded by Mr W. R. HarkeT.-Ili.e next meeting of the Club will be held to-morrow night (Friday), when an informal discus- sion will take place on the Budget and the Disestablishment Bill. DRUNKENNES. At the Police Court, on Tuesday, J. H. Williams, of Llanfair- fechan, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Llanfairfechan.—P.C. Morris (24) gave evidence. — The defendant, who was brought up on a warrant, not having appeared at the last court, had been pre- viously convicted 20 times. The Bench fined him 20s and costs, or a month in de- fault. Evan Roberts, Hirael, was fined 2s 6d and costs for being drunk. THE GARTH SCHOOL.—It is reported that minor alterations will bt carried out at Garth School, involving an outlay of £ 500 or £ 600. The feeling in the town is that the money will be wasted on the present buildings.. The school is increas- ing in number, owing to the increasing population in the immediate neighbourhood, a.nd tiie need of greater accommodation in the immediate future should prove to the Education Committee that the present in- tended outlay will be wasted. SUNDAY-DRINKING. At a special Police Court on Monday, before Captain Stewart, Robert Williams, carter, King's Head street, Ebenezer Frank Parry, painter, Rhos lsaf, Clwt y Bont, and Griffith l.ew is, quarryman, Rhis y Groes, Ebenezer, were brought up in custody charged with having been, drunk on Sunday night (the day previous).—Evidence was given by P.S. Griffith, P.C. Roberts (68), and P.C. Evans iCO).—Williams was fined 2s 6d and costs, and Frank Parry and Griffith Lewis 58 and costs each, as they had given their wrong addresses, 0 CONCERT. From an advertisement which appears in another column, it will be seen tha.t the Y.M.C.A. Orchestra are hold- ing a concert on Friday evening, May 7th, at the Penrhyn Hall. Emboldened by the success of their last concert, the members of the society again ask the support of their musical friends for the coming concert, at which they will perform the overture to '•Rosamund" and the unfinished symphony by Schubert, four characteristic waltzes by Coleridge Taylor, "Holomoka" (by re- quest), and other pieces. This should form a great attraction. A FOUR-AC RE FARMER. At the Police Court, on Tuesday, an application was made, by Miss M. A. Roberts, Ty Nevvydd, Aber, for exemption under the Dogs. Act.—The police objected, and evi- dnce was given by P.C. 69, who said that the lady only possessed four acres of land, and kept, 20 sheep.—(Superintendent Guest said that he objected, on the ground that she was not a. fainner.-The, Magistrates' Clerk (Mr H. C. Vincent): You object on the ] ground that she i& not a. farmer, but she keejjs 20 sheep, and she cannot keep that number on four a.c. Superintendent Guest: I have been instructed by the Chief- Constable to object to everyone that has not six acres of land. The Constable: She turns sheep on common land. The Clerk: That's it. The application was granted. COUNTY COURT.—At the County Court on Monday, before Judge Moss, Messrs Josiah Hughes and Co. sued Mary Jones, Bryn Tawel, Pentir, for wtiom Mr Evan Jones (Messrs Ellis Davies, Jones., and Jones) appeared, for th6 sum of P.4 195 lOd in respect of goods received. Mr W. O. Clarke, a partner of the firm of Messrs Josiah Hughes and Co., said that? the de- fendant came to their shop at the time of her husband's liquidation, and asked them not to send .in their account before the Official Receiver. She said that &he would pay it herself, but eventually she refused to pay the sum.— Ebenezer Rowlands gave evidence of having heard the defendant say that "she would pay in full."—Mr H. Jones Evans gave corroborative evidence. The defendant said that the goods went to her husband, and he had ordered' them.—Hugh Jones, the husband, also gave evidence.— His Honour gave judgment for the plain- tiffs, and ordered payment at the rate of 4s a month.
CARNARVON. SUNDAY SERVICES. ENote.-In cases when a change is made from the published plan, secretaries of churches would much oblige by inform- ing us of such a change not later than Wednesday morning.] CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Christ Church (English) 8.9, Holy Com- munion 11, Matins; 6.30, Evensong. Llanbeblig (Welsh) 10, Matins; 6, Even- song. St. Mary's 8.30, Holy Communion; 10, Matins; 6, Evensong. St. David's (Welsh) 1.30, Matins; 6, Even- RAPTISTS. Caersalem Rev Professor Silas Morris, Bangor. CALVINISTIC METHODISTS. Beulah Rev R. D. Rowland. Castle Square Rev David Hughes, M.A. Eng.edi Rev R. R. Williams, Towyn, Mer- ioneth. Moriah Rev Davies, Llandilo, South Wales. Shiloh .00, Rev J. E. Hughes, M.A. CONGREGATION ALIST&. Salem Rev D. Stanley Jones. Pendref Rev Ll. Bryniog Roberts. WESLEYANS. iEbenezer Rev O. Madoc Roberts. English Rev D. R. Rowe, Bangor. FREE CHURCH OF THK WELSH. Cyssegr Sa-cred Concert. SALVATION ARMY. Captain Griffith and Lieut. Parker. ROMAN CATHOLICS. St. Helen's Father Gouzer. The renovations at Christ Church have been completed, and the services will be held there next Sunday. While the reno- vations were in progress, the services were conducted at Llanbeblig. The engagement is announced of Mise Laura Jones, younger daughter of Mr D. W. Jones, of Singapore, and of Mrs Jones, Kuantan, Carnarvon, to Mr Bell-Williams, M.E., Treorchy, Glam. Miss May Edwards, of Bangor street, pupil of Mr Orwig Williams, has success iully passed the advanced grade examina- tion of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music, in pianoforte playing, Liverpool centre. The examiners were Dr Jomerville and Mr Miles. AS.sIZES.-The business of the Carnar- vonshire Assizes will be opened before Mr Justice Bucknill on the 20th May. PERSONAL. Mr W. Jones, Crugan, conducted a Baptist Musical Festival at TaAytiara on Monday. POOR RATE.—-At the Borough Police Court, on Monday, eighteen persons were isuirimcned for non-payment of poor rate, EBENEZER CHAPEL. — Mr Waiter Thomas has been unanimously appointed precentor at Ebenezer Wesleyan Chapel, with Mr W. D. Evans as assistant. ■SATURDAY'S MARKET—Fresh butter, Is 4d per lb. eggs, 16 to 13 for Is; beef, 22<1 to 9d per lb. mutton, 7d to 9d; pork, 5d to 9d; veal, 5d to 9d fat pigs, d per lb.; potatoes, 7s per sack; eggs, 2s 3d to 3B each. THE COTTAGE HOSPITAL, We iuy- pleased to learn that the charity ball, which was held at the Sportsman Hotel on the 14th inst., has resulted in the sum of 4B 2d being handed over to the Hos- pital Committee. They desire to sincerely thank all who in any way contributed to its success, and especially to Mrs Hugh Ro- berts, who organized the ball PRESENTATION.—Mr H. Lloyd Carter, who was re,cently entertained to a compli- 'mentary dinner by hie1 fellow-townsmen and others on his restoration to health, has been presented with a gold-mounted ebony walk- ing stick bearing tne inscription "H. Ll. C., 25, 3, '09." The stick, which was supplied by Mr Bibby, Palace street, was handed over to Mr Carter by the two hon. secre- taries of the complimentary dinner. ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday, while a num- ber of children were playing in Ca.stle Ditch, one of them, the seven year old son of Mr D. P. Ellis, PtTaoe street, fell from the top of the wall near the Castle entrance, to the Moat, a considerable depth. He received serious injuries to the head. Dr Parry was soon in attendance. We under- stand that the child is progressing favour- ably. BAZAAR.—We beg to draw the attention of our readers to the grand bazaar, which will be held at the Guild Ilall to-day (Thursday) and' Friday, by the Young Women's and Young Men's Christian Asso- ciation. The bazaar will be in the form of & "Village Fair" (Old English), the follow- ing being the different stalls :—(Lavender Cottage, Rose Cottage, The Dingle, Ye Bowery, Ye Olde Coffee Tavern, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, Village Stores, and Ye Olde Rock Stall. The hall has been tastely decorated, and the vocalists will be Miss M. King Sarah and Mr H. Vaughan Davies For full particulars see announcement. BALL. On Wednesday night of last- week, a, ball was held in connectic-n with the "A" Coy. 6th (Carnarvon and Angle- sey) Battalion R. W. Fusiliers, at the Vic- toria Drill Hall. The .arrangements were in the hands of Col. Sengt. R. L. Jones, Scrgfc. J. E. Billings, and Sergt. John Wil- liams, the latter acting ac M.C. There we're about sixty present, consisting mostly of non-commissioned officers and men of the R. W. F. and members of the Royal Gar- rison Artillery and the Denbighshire Hus- sairs1; andi friemds. Mr W. Morris acted as accompanist. Refreshuienits were provided by Mr H. J. Angel. GOOiD TEMPLARS.—A meeting of the .F-rvri Loclge was held at Mark Lane Mis- sion C'hapel, on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Mr Oiwen Jones, New street. During the evening four new members were received. A programme for the ensuing quarter was' drawn out. "Hie following wera the chief officers elected for the next quar- ter :Chief TempIiaT, Mi- Oweei Jon-es; vice- templar, Mrs Williams, Marcus street; chaplain, Mr Wm. Pritclmrd, Ceifntreif Seicnt; marshall, Mr T. Jones, Mark lane; financial secretary, Mr John Ethall; de- puty, Mr T. Jones. Vaynol street; secre- tary, Mr J. Wynne Parry. 1)MP!R,E:SSIVE FUIERAL.On Monday- afternoon, at Llanbeblig, the funeral took pja-ce of Catherine Grace Roberts, 33, GreeWgatte street, 16 years of age. She suffered a protraieted illness with great patience. Caiptiain Griffith (CImreh Army) officiated1 at the house, and the Rev Hugh Jones, B.A. (curate), at the church. The members of the Juvenile Lodge of Good Templars (of which deceased was a Faithful member) and her Sunday School Class at Tan y Borut Miss-ion Oi-apel. each carrying a wreath, walked before the hearse, At the church, the children (under the leadeTsMp nf Mr John Etfhail) eang "The Heavenly Chuir" and "God: be with you till we meet aigain." Mr James Barlow, Crown street, had charge of the arrangements. The .family, through this. medium, beg to thank all .for their kind sympathy. Y.M.C.A. ANNUAL MEETING. 011 Friday evening the annual meeting of the Young Men's Christian' Association wa.s held. The chairman was Mr J. Hughes, Mr Rhys Williams being the vice-chairman. The report.s of the different committees were read by Messrs Lløw. Roberts, Gwilym Williams, Matthews, Lewis Jones, Bertie Humphreys, D. T. Williams, R. Jeffreys, Robert Williams, ami W. P. Ellie. In submitting the general report, the Secretary (Mr J. Re. Roberts) referred to the. active work done dui-ing the last cession. The members, he remarked, were most willing to co-operate in everything that required their services. Reference was made to the' successful trip which the mem- bers had to Dianas DiiiHe last summer. During the eve-Diin.g the members discussed the advisability of having another trip dur- ing the coming summer. After a brief dis- cussion, it was decided to have a trip, and a committee was appointed to make the ne- eassary arrangements. The Association membership numbers 116. The financial report showed a deficiency of £ 26. J DRAMA.—Mr Beriah G. Evans's popu- 1 lar Welsh drama, entitled "Yacori'rStreic." was performed by a local company at the Guild Hall on Monday night, before a crowded house. POOR RATE.—Owing to the iuprea-se in the precepts of the County Council and Board of Guardians, the oversepr-s have 'been compelled to levy a rate of So 4d in the £ this being tai increase of 4d in the £ as compared with the corresponding period of last year. YOUNG CHURCHMEN'S SOCIETY. The members of the above society con- eluded their first session by a, "ISlociai." which was held at Captain Parry's Restaur- ant, Bangor street, on Monday evening. The Rev R. Hughes presided, the vice-chair being occupied by Mr George Davey, and, with few exceptions, the members were all present. A most enjoyable evening Avas spent, amongst those who contributed to the programme being Messrs Richard P. Evans, (Rev Hugh Jones, Llewelyn Hughes, and Robert Roberts, and Mr R. Duncan Roberts ably presided at the. piano. Capital ad- dresses dealing with the utility of the So- ciety and Church work generally were de- livered by Messrs T. Smart, Rev Hugh Jones, George Davey, Rev R. Hughes, John Jones ("ew street], John A. Jones, R. LI. Jones, John Williams (solicitor), John Wil- liams (Bank Quay), and others. Several practical suggestions for the extension and improvement of the Society were discussed. 'Mr Waehow at intervals gave selections on the gramophone, which were much appre- ciated. On the motion of Mr John G. Ro- berts, a hearty vote of thanks wais accorded to Mr S. Sweatman for his services at all times as hon. see. The Rev R. Hughes pro- posed a vote of thanks to Captain and Mrs Parry for the trouble they had taken with the catering, after which the proceedings terminated, with the National Anthem. A R:EI-IÐARSAiL-OOj\'CERT.A rehear- sal-concert. was given by the Carnarvon Choral Society at the Pavilion on Thursday night. There was a large audience. The Mayor (Alderman J. P. Gregory) took the chair, in the unavoidable absence of Sir W. H. Preeee, K.C.B. (President of the Society). The Mayor, in the coutise of a few remarks, expressed the hope that the. choir would give a good account, of them- selves at the London Eistedickfod. The -artistes were :-Soprano, Miss Mary King- Sarah contralto, Miss Gwennie Jones; tenor, Mr George Maddm, London; bari- tone, Mr R. Radford Jones; bass, Mr H. Vaughan Davies; pencil lion singer, Mr J. E. Jones*; violinist, Miss Agnes Jones, Bron- hendlre. This was Mr Mackiin'fc first ap. pearanice before a Carnarvon audience after his recent succ-css in gaining a scholarship at the London College of Mrnsic. The choir (under the conductorship of Mr John Wil- liams) sang the three test pieces chosen for the London contest, as separate items, viz., I "Come, ye daughters" (J. S. Bach), "Cwis'g, Filwr, Cm" (J. H. Roberts), allld "The Teimpest" (P. Cornelius). The choir also sang the pieces in sequence as a concluding item of a most inte.restiag programme. The accompanists were Miss Harner, Mr W. Morris (the choir's aecompaaiisi), and Mr John Williams.—(Mr Charles A. Jones, in proposing a vote of thanks to the Mayor for presiding, advised the members of the choir to be regular in attendance at practices from this to the Eisteddfod, which was held earlier than usual. He (Mr Jones) was a member otf a choir at Carnarvon at one time which was successful in the Eis- teddfod and he hoped that this choir would capture the prize at the London contest .(appiauee). — Col. Ruck (Chief Constable) seconded the motion, which was passed. A CHAFFEUR FINED. At the County Magisitrates' Court, on Saturday, before Mr D. P. Williams and other jus- tices, George Henry Shanpe, a chaffeur in the employ of Mr Watkin, Pant Afon, Lla.n- rug, was summoned for refusing to stop a motor car WIlieilll reques.L.ed to do so by a person in charge of horse and, car.-Supt. Griffith prosecuted, and Mr Charles A. Jones defended. Wm. Thomias, a carter in the employ of Mr E. R. Pritchard, Elbe-neezr, teiartified that he was driving' a horse tnd. car to the town on the 13th insit., and whilst on a hilt near Pontrug lie niGviced a motor car coming from the .opposite direction. The horse bee&ia-o restive, and he held up his hand for the driver of the motor to stop. He did not do .C, oO, and wetit past. The house be-ca.me un- iraanaigeaible, and .damaged the ear, the two (•haif'ts being broken. He failed to idientrify t.he nuuraber, but he recognised the de- fendant. "When spoken to afterwards, de- I fendant said he had not noticed a signal to stop. — Euiward Roberts, Tyddyn Ca.e; I Thomas Ryies, and two police officers gave evidence.—Mr Cliarle-s Jci-ias said the ques- tion was whether the defendant disobeyed a signal to stop. Defendant said he had not observed a signal. Mr Jones described the defendant as a most carefiul driver.M.r Watkin (jail.), who was in the motor, and the defendant .gave evidence. Defendant denie-d that, he notic-ed a signal by Thomas to step. There was no reason why he should not have stopped had lie been Tit- quested' to do so.—The Bench thought the case was proved, and inflicted a fine of 40s and eoste. ) THE TERRITORIALS..—"A" Co., 6th Royal Welch Fusiliers: During the past winter the members had every inducement to participate in Aiming Tube Practice at the Victoria Drill Hall, and the majority regularly availed themselves of the opportu- nities for cultivating markmanship. In addi- tion to the recruits many of the older mem- bens made progress under the tuition of Sergt.-Major P. Burke. With a view to testing the result of the practice, prizes were offered for competition on April 22nd and 23rd, competitors to fire 7 rounds on each evening with the object of grouping the shots as near tlfj possible to each other on the target, and the prizes were to be awarded to those members with the highest aggregates. The competition took place with very gratifying results. On the first occasion 4 competitors grouped all their shots within a circle 13-8in. in diameter, while four others had six shots within the circle, and the seventh slightly outside. On the second occasion 6 competitors obtained the maximum points. Adding together the results for the two evenings, Private R. W. Taylor had all 14 shots within the circle, and six competitors had 13. In the Recruits' class Privates W. Wilkinson and E. H. Lloyd shared the first and second prizes. Prizes were awarded the trained men as follow.s:-I, Private R. W. Taylor; 2 to 7, equally divided between Cr-Sergeant R. L. Jones, Sergeant J. E. Billing, Lance-Cpl. W. H. Jones, Privates William Hughes, J. Rees Jones, and F. J. Sims; 8 to 10, equally divided between Corpl. F. J. Preston, Pri- vatee W. D. Barton, and Robert Parry; 11, Private R. E. Le'wis; 12 to 14, equally-divided between Sergeant John Williams, Privates Kobert Hope, and D. J. Williams. Lieut. Tom Armstrong supervised the competition on the first evening, and Captain John Evans on the second, there being also pre- sent the Adjutant (Captain the Hon. C. R. Clegg-Hill, D.S.O.). THE VESTRY.—The annual parish ves- try was held on Monday morning at Llan- beblig Church, the Vicar (Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, M.A.) presiding over a large attend- ance. In rr course of his remarks, the Vicar said he had made careful inquiry with regard to the burial fees of various parishes in Nortu Wales, and he had discovered that. the fees paid in Llanbeblig were lower than in a.ny of those parishes. There was suffi- cient space in the burial ground to last for about ten years, the ground having recently been extended. He had been considering the question of renovating St. Mary's Church, but owing to the large expense which it would involve, and trade being io bad, he could not at the present time pro- ceed with the project. He expectd that the new east window promised by the late 4TIi Battalion R.W.F. (Militia) would soon be fixed. He would like to see the old church renovated. Christ Church was a.t present in tho hands of the cleaners, and the wor-
BETHESDA. ON TIHE FOOTPATH.—At the Bangor Police Court, on Tuesday, Thomas Williams, Mostyn terrace, Bethesda. was charged by Supt. Guest, with riding a bicycle on the footpath leading from Bethe.sda.-P. C. Davies (75) gave evidence that the defend- ant admitted the offence, but said that he went on the footpath on account of rain which was falling at the time heavily.—The
Has Anyone Seen my S UMPERIA SUIT?| We offer a Prize of One Guinea for ? the Pc&t Card containing the best C S answer to the question above, which r J is being asked by the gentleman in l the Poster now appearing on the Hoardings. Someone evidently took V 1 a fancy bo his lmporia. Suit while he C was enjoying his dip. Our readers 1 will no doubt think of many witty S answers which could be gi veu to any- one in such a plight. Post Ca^ds V J should be sent to address below not S later than April SOtlu > J Charles Jones, | f THE HOUSE FOR VALUE, 139 and 141, HIGH STREET, C BANGOR.
PORTDI'NORWIC. PRETTY WEDDING. — On Tuesday morning-, a most interesting a.nd popular wedding took place a.t Bethania Ciutpe1, Portdinorwie, between Air Thomas William. Thomas, a well-known Anglesey farmer, re- siding at Rliosmanaoh Farm, L-laneilian, and Miss Sarah Elien Owen, daughter of Mr Hugh Owen. of Cefn, a member Otf the Carnarvonshire County Council. The ser- vice was performed by the Rev Thoma. Hughes, of Festiniog (brother-in-law of the bride), assisted by the Revs. Richard Mathews, of Nt-bo and Pensarn, and Ed- wa.rd Griffith, B.A., Bel.liariia. The brides- maid was Miss Thomas (sister of the bride- groom), and the bridegrom was attended by Mr Ivor Owen (brother of the bride). After the -reception, Mr and Mrs Thomas were given a hearty send-off at the filiation, and they left for Ireland, where the honey- moon will be spent.
WAENFAWR. SL OCESS.—We are pleased to hear of the success of Miss< Magdalen Jones, who ha.s successfully passed in the first class in laundry work. She received her instruc- tions in the National Industrial College, London. °
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SIR WILLIAM PREECE'S STRONG VIEWS. ON INDISCRIMINATE CHARITY. Writing to apologise for his inability to attend the town's meeting, held at Carnar- von on Tuesday evening, to consider the draft, jrules of the Guild of Help, Sir William H. Preece Raid :1 am very corry I cannot take part in your meeting next Tuesday. I take deep interest in your movement, and I am sure there is much room for very bene- ficial action in the economical and judicious distribution of money a.nd food. There are two points on which I feel earnestly First, that the service should be unsectarian and voluntary; and, secondly, that there should be s-ome co-operation or self-contribution. "The distribution of wealth for charitable purposes in this country (Great Britain) is characterised by the most wicked waste. It has become a profession on both sides, on his who gives and on his who takes. It fails to reach the real deserving in innumerable cases because it is given with the colour of pauper charity. Self-contributory support, even though it be Id per week, will remove this bloL-Sincrely yours, "W. H. PREECE."
WHIT MONDAY AND THE SHOPS. (To the Editor of the North Observer and Express.) Sir.—1 think it is hiigh time for Carnar- von tradesmen to face the question off clos- ing tiho,ps on Whit. Monday. I take it for granted that not one of us really desires to open on Whit Monday more than on any other Bank Holiday, ajwi I think the time- has come when we should observe this da.v as a general holiday. The fact, that trades- men close at different times of the day clearly shows that we do not- favour the idea of opening at all, and the majority of Carnarvon tradesmen keenly feel that to open on a day which is observed as a Bank Holiday by all towns except our own is a sign of me an ne w and lack of the right. spirit., and that we do not respect our em- ploiyees. The lame excuse that a horse show is held in the town is no reason why our shops should be open. Other towns have their horse shows, musical festivals. &c., but the shops are closed. Why should we in Car- narvon cage up our employees more thaJ1 Bangor, Holyhead, Pwllheli. &e., &e. ? I am fully convinced that if the employees at the different establishment* joined together andi asked the employers to sign a form de- claring that they wouild close, we should henceforth consider Whit Monda,v a Bank Holiday, Empolyees may have to face some obstinate customers when asked to sign, but every good salesman is well aware. what card to produce under such circum- stances. My advice to shop assistants is to set to work a.t once, and not to indulge in petty talk over the matter. If they suc- ceed, they will be the means of introducing a new departure into Carnarvon shop life. —'Yours, &c., A TRADESMAN. '0_ Priuted for the Proprietors by Thomas Jones, and published by him at the "Observer and Express" Office, New Bar. bour, Carnarvon.
I shippers had been attending Llanbeblig I Church the last two Sundays. He had now been vicar of the parish for 24 years, and since he came to the parish the number of I communicants had doubled. The Easter offerings had considerably increased, this year's contributions being a record. In con- cludng, the Vicar complimented the curates, saying that during the long period he had been vicar of the parish, he had never had such a good staff of curates (applause). He had great pleasure in nominating his old friend, Mr Owen Roberts, as his warden for another year. Mr Roberts had discharged the duties of his office admirably.—On the motion of Mr Edward Davies, seconded by Mr T. E. Griffith, Mr John Hughes, Clarke terrace, was re-elected parishioners' warden. —The accounts of the church were pre- sented, showing a balance in hand of Ell.- The following were elected sidesmen:— Llanbeblig: Messrs Edward Griffith, T. E. Griffith, Griffith Roberts, Robert Roberts, Edward Williams, Thomas Jones, John Ro- berts, and William Jones. St. Mary's: Messrs Thomas Jones, J. Pugh Gregory", J. G. Roberts, R. R. Jones, John Williams, arid Mr Parry, Bangor street. St. David's: Messrs ft. A. Norris, David Thomas, J. A. Jones, William Roberts, W. Daniels, and Sergeant Thomas.—A vote of thanks to the Vicar concluded tne meeting. LN'TERJMMNTT.—The interment of Mr R. R. Stythe, Avallon, North road, whose death we announced last week, took place on Friday at LlanbeSlig churchyard. The services were conducted at the house by the Rev Ll. Bryniog Roberts, and at the grave- side by the Rev D. Stanley Jones. The chief mourners were:-Fist carriage, Revs D. Stanley Jones and Ll. Bryniog Roberts, Dr Jones, and Mr H. Lloyd Carter. Second carriage, Mrs J. Willi amis, Abergele (daughter), Miss Helena Stythe (daughter), Miss Mildred Stythe (daughter), Mr Ernest T. Stythe (son), and Mr J. Williams, Aber- gele (son-in-law). Third carriage, Mrs Edmundson, Liverpool (sSS!fer), Mr W. Berkett Stythe, Liverpool (nephew), Mr Andrew Hannah, Liverpool (nephew), Mr J. M. Roberts, Chester (cousin), Mr Richard Parry, Liverpool (brother-in-law), Mrs Winifred Parry, Llandudno (sister-in-law). Fourth carriage, Mr G. C. Owen, Liverpool (brother-in-law), Mr Upton, Liverpool (brother-in-law), Mr R. W. Roberts, Ches- ter (cousin), Mr R. EiviOn Jones, Llan- dudno, and Mr John Owen, Carnarvon (nephew). Wreaths were sent by the fol- lowing :—(Mrs Stythe and family; Mr and Mrs J. Williams, Abergele; Mrs Needham and family, Chester; Mr R. Eivion Jones, Llandudno; Sunday School class; Mr and Mrs Llew Jones, Craig Mor; Messrs Gregory Willianiis aticl D. J. Davies, Car- narvon Mr and Mrs Edwin Jones, Carnar- von; and Mrs Woodward, Carnarvon.. Amongst others present were. :Rev U. Madoc Roberts, Rev Ishmael Evans, Rev J. E. Hughes, Dr O. Davies, Captain Griffith, C-ouiienlors Rees Hughes, R. Ranleigh Jones, A. H. Richards, Messru J. R. Prit- chard, J.!P., Robert Williams, J.P., T. Hughes, J.P., W. G. Thomas, J.P., J. T. Jones, Charles Jones (Bangor street), W. T. Williams, Griffith Jones (solicitor), Griffith Jones (iron/monger), E. Abbot.t. Bertie Humphreys, T. Williams, Henry Uwen (butcher), J. Rhys Morgan, David Jones (Llys Arfon), Closs Davies, E. Jones (solicitor), G. O. Griffith, William Davies, t). Maurice Jones, J. Davies (JViuriau), J. TI. Jenkins, Griffith Roberts (Bridge street), J. Lloyd Roberts, W. E. Williams, J. H. Roberts, Beriah Evans, W. J. Evans, Myrddin Evans, G. Gregory Williams, O. R. Owen, E. Owen, W. W. Dand, J. O. Roberts, 'H. J. Williams, Edwin JoneH, H. Owen, D. J. Davies, W. H. Williams, John Owen (Titheharh street), Thomas Owen (Bangor street), Owen Owen (Garnon street), D. R. Roberts, D. Evans, and several others. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS.—On Satur- day, before Mr D. P. Williasne (presidting) and other justices. DWuNIKÐXXESJS. — For this offence. John Williams, Bendy GWYIJ, Talysaru, wac lined 2B Gd and costs. NO LIGHT. — Wan. Prit chard, Kent Farm, and Thomas Roberts, Uanrug, were orded to pay the costs for rkiiug bioyoles without light.—R. C. (hwn, Hafod-tty New- ydd, Llanberis, was sumrnaned for driving a horse and' trap without light. He was ordered to pav the costs. NOT UNDER PROPER CONTROL.—O. W. Owen, Hafod Uchai, Lk.nheris, sum- moned for not having a dog under proper tcontrol, was ordered to p-av the costs. REFUSING TO MAINTAIN HI'S MOTHER.—Owen Evai.'s, who. is employed at Trealaw, South Wals. waR summoned by Mr R. Hughes (Relieving Officer Llandwrog district), in respect of arrears on an order to contribute towards the meinteuance of his moither. The defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay the arrears within a fortnight or go to prison. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT — On Monday, before 1111- J. R. Prifcehaird, Mr Edward Hughes, and Mr R. Griffith. PROFANE LANGUAGE. — For using profane language, Jeremiah Davies, Ux- bridge street, and Wni. Aloygan, Mount Pleasant terrace, were each fined Ite 6d and costs. NO LIGHT.—"Arthur Jones, Waenfawr, and Owen Thoiroae, Waenfawr, were each fined Is and cok-ts for riding bicycles with. o ut light. ASSAULT ON A P.C.—Hugh Angel, 62, Mountain sheet, was charged with breach of the peace by fighting, iMd also with assaulting a police office: C. Orris (44) said he saw defendant striking a. man out- side the George Inn. He requested him to go home, but defendant, followed witness down the street. Witness again asked him to go awaiy, whereupon the defendant ru.-hed alt him, and took hold of witness by the leg, and tried to strike hi.m. With the assistance off another officer, defendant was taken into custody. — Dt-feodant said the other man commenced the row, and he ought to have been summoned as welll.- The officer said he did not s-.e the other man strike the defendant at all.-D-efend,.t,nt was fined 5s and costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT. — Margaret M. Jones summoned Annie Williams, Mount Pleasant Pkee, for arsaulit. The defendant denied the offence. iXo witnesses were called, and the Bench dismissed the case, the Chairman advising the parties to go home, and live in peace.
Bench ordered the defendant to pay the costs without a conviction. DRUNKENNESS.—-At. Bangor Police Court, on Tuesday, John Williams, Old' Turnpike, Bethesda, was charged with being drunk at Bethesda. Sergeant. R-owlandft gave evidence. Supt. Guest said that the defendant was one of the black-listers of the court. A fine of 5s and eoste was im posed.John Williams, Cilfoden street, Bethesda.; Wm. Parry, Gray street, Betlt- esda; and J. Mills Jones, Glan Meurig, Bethesda, were charged with being drunk on licensed premises.—P.C. A. Jones gave* evidence.—The Bench fined Jones and Parry 5s and costs each, but, as Parry did not appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest*