THE ARVOl LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. THE AXNUAI. MEETING AT CONWAY. The annual meeting uf the Arvon Liberal Assoeiaiaoei was held at Conway on Wednes- day, when a largo number of delegates wore present. Dr Lloyd Williams, Llaiiberis, the president. of the year, occupied the chair for the first part of the proceedings. Among others present were Messrs W. Evans, Llalu- dudno T. W. Griffith, do; W. O. Williams, diy. E. O. Parry, do. Rolxut Roberts, do. J. F. Roberts, Llanbens; It. E. Jooes, do. Dr Morgan, Conway; 'Mesttrs Hugh Owen, do. Eliits: Jones, Llandudno Robert Evans, Colwyn; E. Danes Janes, Penmachno; E. Pentir Williams, G. H. Jones, Btxtwsycood; R. D. Roberts, Llaitfairf-ecliau W. J. Grif- fith, Bethel; O. LI. Jones, Bettwsycoed; R. H. WiLiains, Trefriw Revs J. E. Owen, Llanberis; J. Griffith, Lla-nfairfechan, &s. THE^ TR.K ASUREll'S KTATiMENT. Mr Elian Jones, the treasurer, submitted the financial stfiibeaneait, from which it ap- peared that the Association was iai a favour- able financial position. But it was decided nut tc press the Bethesda district nor Pentir and Rhiwlas for their quota this year, because of the exceptional circumstances thie districts I were in. Mr J. H. Roberts, B ettwsycood, was elected president for the ensuing year; Mr W. Evans, Llandudno, senior vice-president, and Mr Robert. Evans, junior vice-president. VOTES OF THANKS. On the motion of Mr W. Jones, M.P., seconded by the President-elect, a hearty vote of thanks was passed; toO Dr Lloyd Wil- liams for his services in the chair during the past vear.-Dy Williams, in ra^ponding, thanked the delegates for illie courtesy they liad shown him during his tenure of office, 1 and trusted they would extend the same good feeling and co-operation to ,liis successor. THE EXECUTIVE AND THE SECRE- TARY. The executive committee was appointed, and the work of electing a. general secretary at a salary not exceeding £ 70, was entrusted ■to tha.t commit/tee. ORGANISATION. .Mr William Jones, who was loudly cheered, said he had just completed a series of meet- ings through out the length and breadth of Arvon. Never had lie received greater kind- ness and welcome. Never had he seen more enthusiasm for Liberalism atid the. caiise of progress, combined with a strong and earnest wish on the part of each locality to work outs its political salvation by sturdy work and ftaorifioe (applause). Tliere was the keenest desire to unitl) and! focus ail the Liberal forces for local as well as for Parliamentary 'purposes. The movement was tending to create an organisation heoluhy in tone and widespread in its action (applause). It in- cludes non-electors as well to electors, and so joined the energy of the young with the experience and hardheadedness of the mere ■advanced workers (applause). THE PENRHYN DISPUTE. The burning question before the consti- tuency was the Penrhyn Quairry dispute. Lord Penrhyn had thought fit to -set at de- fiance not only the large body of his quarry- men with their representative committee, nob only public opinion, but the measures which ] the Legislature had taken to bring 6uch dis- putes under reasonable control. In order to help the men in tlms struggle subscriptions had been started all over the country for their relief. The subscription list was kept free from anything in the n-ailu-re of a partisan cihaiTCfcibec). Heilp had ctotmo fircfm every quarter (oheers). From those who diffeted from them in politics, and from working men whoso svmpathy was intense with thieir fellow-wtokingmcn who bad been thrown ouu of employment in so arbitrary and hi.gh handed a. manner (cheers). This help was flowing- fast. from England as well as Wales, especially from Londbn, by means cd: that sturdy champion of the labour cause, that "Daily Chronicle" (cheers). Oxford was all so well to the' front, and Sir William Markley had started the Fubscripticn with a donation of f.5 (cheers). His friend, the editor of the "Oxford Chroniclo," appealed to all who loved light and justice to come forward to the assistance of the Pennhyn quarrymen. No doubc most of them had followed' the dis- pute from the outlet. Tlicy all knew of the controversy that raged over the conditions and terms of the metn's employment; the suspension of their committee, and the hon- s ourable way in which the men supported that committee. ID was w-ell to remember that they were forced out of work because they gallantly stuck to their representatives (cheers). The question of wages and the contracting and sub-letting of lxarga:ns became zi sulfcsidiary one to this-the main issue of the quarrel, the right of combination and by that right to have access to their employer through their clu-een spokesmen, (oheers). Lord Penrhyn cavilled at the committee. He charged them with a desire to interfere with the management cf the quarry. This, the committee as well as the representatives of the men outside the committee, stubbornly mid flatlv denied. The men appealed to the Conciliation Act, passed by th-j pjesont Government, through the intervention of the I Board elf, Tirade. They had throughout followed the advice given them by the Board of Trade, and Sir Cuurtenay Boy-e had pub- licly stated that it was the impracticable con- licly stated that it was dleimpracticaJYle con- ditions imposed by Lord- Pbnrhyn which prevented the beneficent provisions, of the Act from being pub iiuo operation (hear, hear). "The men." he wrote, "would have to come to you (Lord Penrhyn) not only without any of their trusted leaders, but also without their own shorthand writer or interpreter and which they desired, whilst you would have the advantage of skilled advice." Lord Penrhyn closes his quarries and looks out his men on the ground, as he maintained, "that it would establish a pre- cedent for outside interference in tlie maoll- agement of my private affairs." Lord Pen- rhyn considered the State as an intruder, and openly defied the Government. What other motive could he have than, to strike a blow at Unionism and the right of ootmbina- ticai ? His action as a matter of fact and national concern, and the attention of Parlia- ment must be called to it. Meanwhile,^ the endeavcui-s cf the men in defence of the rights -of labour must be maintained and strength- ened. 'Lord Penrliyn seemed to be blind to the sTmpto-ms of the labour problem. Al- ready, some of the best organised trades in England, such as Cleveland ironworkers and the Northumberland miners had for many yea.rs had the relations between employer and employed regulated by voluntary and joint committees which had successfully dealt with the wages and hours of labour, and maintained a prolonged industrial peace. LoTxt Penrhyn flouted the Conciliation Act which, voluntary in ibsooopa and! character, Hind while trade disputes had been amicably "brought to a settlement by that measure, he, and he alone, openly refused to be swayed by its sweet reasonableness. A compulsory measure was, perhaps, more to his lordship's I liking. THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM. Lord Penrhyn was not the only man who Lord Penrhyn was not the only man who was against to believe the state had no moral _or social function or obligation at the ii> ..dividual possessed rights, and so-called privite affairs," which in reality only be- longed to him as a to ember of the community ntrosted with the responsibilities of fellow- citizenship. Liberalism had suffered en- ormously in the past, from the action of half- hearted and opinionated adherents,, who re- sented the intrusion of politics into social and labour problems. Such men had been the •bane cf the party. They had constituted themselves obstructionists in the pathway of true progress. They claimed, however, to be the progressive party, and as such claimed the right to carit on those grand measures passed by their leaders for the liberation of the- from the political unqualities by them just and logical issues their principles embraced all the labour and social questions, .,and a--tllou.,ih their iparty might be somewhat under a doud at present, their principles under a cloud at present, their principles were strong and were demonstrating their Vjuickening activity to the -full in the battle ,to overcome social inequalities, to right the wrongs of the sons of toil, and to succour the weak and the oppressed (ap- plause). 1 RESOLUTIONS. Motions protesting Against the appointment of Mr Legard as chief inspector of Wales condemning the action of Lord Penrhyn to- wards his quarrymen, and sympathising with the workmen in their present circumstances was e.d. The iisiictl- votes of thajiks terminate-cl the prooceedings.
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FOOTBALL. BNOLA^D v. WALES. The fourteenth Rugby match 'between Wales and England took place at Newport, under the most unfavourable conditions. The morning was oold and wet, and about neon the tweat-liec turned worse, rain fell very heavily, and was later accompanied by hail and sleet. Despite the certainty of a wet afternoon, there was a tremendous attend- ance, and there were probably 12,000 pre- sent an hour before the kick-off. The final result was: WTales, 1 goal 2 tries; England, nil. WELSH JUNIOR CUP THIRD ROUND. 'LILANDUDINO SWIFT RESERVES r. BAJNGOiR (RESERVES. This fixture was played upon the Council's Ground, Llandudno, on Saturday afternoon last, in a perfect shower of enow and sleet, and a stiff easterly wind. The climatic condi- tions, which, with marvellous exceptions, that have befallen to the lot of the Swifts com- mittee haunted them on Saturday last, when the question of a "gate" was out of the ques- tion, the attendance ibeing only a few ardent admirers and followers of the game. Mr Mejizies, of Carnarvon, officiated as referee, and gave every satisfaction. iBangor won the toss and played with a strongbreeze in their favour, but could not effect an opening, whilst playing an uphill game Llandudno scored three against the wind, and this is how the score stood at half-time. The wi-iicl. abated and the snow had, ceased to fall at hdf-time, and in the second lialf the visitors notched their only point, whilst Llandudno added two more, and a very one sided game terminated in a victory for the home side, by 5 goals to one; and the Swifts Reserves now enter the 4th round of the Welsh J uniorCup. For the home side, D. J. Evans, O. E Hughes, and I Parrv, were the pick; whi.st Cunningham was the beet on the visitors' Bide. NOP/T'H WALES COAST LEAGUE. Results up to date r^„Tc Matches. Goals. p. W. L. D. F. A. Point Flint 6. 5. 1. 0.25.12.10 Llandudno. 6- J- 2 B-Sor J.. 3. « Carnarvon 4. 0. Q X1 26 # 2 HoWweii'5. 0. 4. 1. 1 LLANDUDNO SWIFTS v. BANGOR. The return League Match between these teams was played at Bangor oil Saturday. The committee of the Swifts deemed it ad- visable to send the major portion of the team with the 11.0 train from Llandudno, at which time, the weather was of e miserable and depressing condition. A tele- gram arrived' in Llandudno about nud-day announcing that the weather and ground were 11 not fib at Bangor, but inasmuch as the team were there, t'he thing came off. The match oounts as a (League encounter, but more wis- dom would have been shown in having a "friendlv. 'However, the contest showed that the homesters were in fair trim and re- velled in the mud (a la Bolton Wanderers) and a most peculiar game terminated m a decisive victory for Bangor, by four goa:s to one. Arridge in goal had not one fifth of tho work to do that "Robert John" had. and aa is usual with the latte<r sprightly little fellow, he gave a grand exhibition of goalkeeping. He was not to be blamed for the goals that passed him, as what should have been his best defender, F. W. Jones, played a most unsafe and erratic game. Hughes, his part- ner, played; well, and covered .Tones re- peatedly. Knight was the pick of the Hughes next, and Roberts was at sea now and again. Of the forwards, Hed-ey Bevan was a gem on the day's plav, and gave the visitors their only goal. "Willie" Allman, pLayed hard and plucky, as did also Davies,_ but to little effect, whilst Webb and William are aocustomed to so much larger a ground, that I was not disappointed at their failures to pass well. I compliment the home team upon maintaining what they are notorious for long passing, which is terribly dangerous, on so small a. ground, and a determination mingled with a vigour and dash so character- istic of them. The genial one," is one of the luckiest men between the "sticks"' ever seen.
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=-:c_ -.0' I COLWYN BAY DISTRICT COUNCIL. A monthlY meeting of the Colwyn Bay Dis- trict Council was held OIl Tuesday, under the presidency of the Rev Thomas Parry, J.P. The other members present were the Rev J. Hawort11, Messrs John niuil, John Porter, Hugh Hughes, W. Davies, Gecage Bevan. O. Wi-iiams, Robert Evans, 'Hugh Davies, J. Porter (clerk), W. Jones (surveyor), — Powell (collector). PLANS SUBMITTED. In reply to Mr Robert Evans, the surveyor stated that he had sent a plan to Mr Neele, of the London and North-Western Rauway Company, showing the necessity of haiymg a better approach from the raLwav station to Beach-road, Old Colwyn, but had had no re- ply as vet. SLIPWAYS. At the previous meeting it was decided that two of the slipways be constructed 3v feet wide, for the convenience of tlie owners of bathing machines. The IRe-v J. Eartvort.h said that the pro- prietors of the bathing machines told him that they were too limited and that it would ruin them. Mr W. Davies observed that he had said so all along, and had moved that they be more, but found no supporters. The Surveyor said that all would be satis- Red with ilic slipways when they saw what they were. He could not pay the interest oil anybody's mortgage. "Mir Robert Evans moved that the width be 41 feet. The Chairman said that lie could not have the matter reopened. I Mr R. Evans Why ? The Chairman: (Because it is against the standing orders. 'Mr iRobert Evans Nc); the minutes have not yet been confirmed. The Chairman Well, I will take the ruling of the clerk on the matter. The Clerk It is a resolution cf the last meeting. The Chairman The best plan for us is to give a trial on it for a season or two. The matter then dropoed. RAILWAY STATION ACCOMMODATION. It was proposed by Mr John Blud, se- conded by Mir Hugh Hughes, and carried unanimously: That whilst recogniging the improvements now being carried out by the railway company at the railway station, still,, the council consider that such improvements when completed, will not be adequate to the traffic, and that this committee recommend the council to press the railway company to have a new station built at Colwyn Bav." ERW WEN-ROAD. On the motion of Mr John Blud, seconded by Mr Thomas Parry, the surveyor was in- structed to proceed with the work of making up Erw Wen-road at once. FOOTPATHS. It was proposed by Mr John Blud, se- conded by Mr William Davies, and carried unanimously: "That the council be recom- mended to give effect to the minute passed at the last meeting of this council, to employ Mr Moss, bairrister-at-law, Liverpool, to take t,he evidence of the old residents in the dis- trict, with respect to public footpaths." Mr 'Bevan moved that the resolution to engage Mr Moss to take evidence as to public footpaths in the district be rescinded. He (Mr Bevan) observed that he did' not object so much to engaging Mr Moss, but because the council could not legally do it. As far as he was aware, there was no Act or machinery upon which they could pay any commissioner for taking such evidence as they proposed. Besides, such evidence would be useless, be- cause it could not be taiken on oath. More than that, it would all amount to proper evidence, and there might be a delay of two years before it could be submitted to a court of law. An knew that in a court of law the evidence must be put in person unless it was on oath. His proposal was, that it would: be ibetter that a committee of the council be ap- pointed to take evidence of the oldest people. That would only Ibe a guide, to them, and nothing more. But with that guide they could, if the evidence bore, it out, go to the landlords in a friendly way, and obtain from them any concession they wanted. Per- sonally, he would oppose, strongly oppose, to have the cheque signed, and would appear before the auditor to objecit to it. Mr Porter was quite 'in sympathy with Mr Bevan, inasmuch as he believed that they would obtain all the concessions they wanted from the landlords, if they only approached them in the right way. He supported the amendment. Mr Hugh Hughes believed that the resolu- tion they liad passed on the matter was, that they write to Mr Moss to ask for his terms. Mr Blud hoped that they would not bind themselves to Mr Moss, as such, but that the council should ihave discretionary powers in the matter, after learning his terms. But, he believed that it was a step in the Tight direc- tion to have the proposed inquiry, as they continually heard that footpaths were con- tinually closed. 'He was sorry to see that Mr Bevan objected to the expense, and that he had more regard for the interests of certain I 0 landlords, than that of the ratepayers. It I was admitted, on all sides, that the footpaths were the attraction of the district. He never heard such a nonsense that there was no value in evidence. Why, everything turned on evidence. If there was no value in evidence, what wa.s ilie use of their coming to those meetings? He rather suspected that the opposition was in the interest of land- lords and' land grabblers. Mr (R. Evans supported the motion to make an inquiry. Mr Bevan. replied that the evidence was of no good, unless it was on oath. I Eventually, Mr Bevan withdrew his amend- ment, and it was unanimously agreed on the motion of Mr lflliid, to write to Mr Moss, ask- ing whether he could undertake such an in- quiry, and what would be his terms. THE PROPOSED NEW PARLIAMENT- AiRY POWERS. Mr William Dandes moved, and Mr John Porter seconded the following motion "That a deputation he appointed forthwith to interview the London and North-Western Railway Company, with a view to acquiring the foreshore between the new promenade and the old promenade, and also at the Col- wyn end of the new promenade, and, also to interview the proprietom of the old pro- menades, with a view 'to acquiring the same." Mr Robert Evans supported the motion, while Mr Blud objected to anything that would endanger the bill, and postpone the acquisition of many other certain powers, which they stood much in need of. The motion was passed. Messrs Porter, Evans and Bevan, were ap- pointed as a deputation, but that they defer their visit to the railway company, until they had received a letter from the company. On the motion of the Chairman, it was decided, that inasmuch as the London and North-Western Railway Company's condi- tions are such that the council cannot accept, that it is advisable to approach the railway company, and ask them on what conditions they will allow the council to erect a foot- path on the top of the piles, or the companv do it themselves, and charge annual rent to the council. PIECE OF LAND NEAR OONOO INSTITUTE. The surveyor reported1: "In compliance with your wish, I called on Mr Walker in respect to the piece of land near the Congo Institute, and I am pleased to be able to in- form you, that he consents to hand over to the council the whole of the trees that he planted on the same, but the council to re- imburse to him the cost of the railings, the cost of which he will let me know again. It was proposed by Mr William Davies, se- conded (by Mr John Roberts, and carried un- animously that the surveyor's action be ap- proved. GAS EXAMINATION. The surveyor reported that he had made an examination of the gas supplied to the I district, and on each occasion found it above ,the t u-iuda.ru required, viz., 15 candles, the I last examination made was on the 1st inst., I and its quality was found to be 17.25 candle power.—It was resolved that tthis matter be I left in the hands of the surveyor, and that he be authorised to take all steps lie thinks u pruper, to test the illuminating power of the RAILWAY FACILITIES. The following letter was read from Mr i Neele :—"London and North-Western Rail- way, District Superintendent's Office, dies- ter, December 30th, 1896.—'Dear Sir,—.Re- ferring to my interview with the members of the council on the 9th instant, when some conversation arose on the question of the issue of market tickets, the application as I remember was for these tickets to be issued to Liverpoox and Denbigh. I would point out that market tickets are already issued on Fridays to Liverpool, returning on day of issue or following day, and if I am not clear as to what benefit it is expected would accrue to anyone from introducing market tickets between Colwyn Bay and Denbigh. It hardly seems likely 'that many passengers will travel from Colwyn Bay to Denbigh for market purposes. Please say if this is really what is wished for.—Yours faithfully, E. A. Neele.—It was resolved that the surveyor be instructed to replv to Mr Neele's letter. HOSPITAL. It was proposed by 'Mr John Porter, se- conded by Mr Hugh Hughes, and carried unanimously, that the deputation appointed at the meeting of this committee held to interview the Local Government Board with respect to the Cowlyd water, be also requested to frntervtiew -the Chi'iritv Com missioners with respect to acquiring the land at Ty'nterfvn for a. hospital. COW LYD WATER. The surveyor reported that during the last fortnight or three weeks, the pressure of Cowlyd water has been most satisfactory. He had visited the bridge, and found that a pressure of (,ver ISOTos. was kept up there therefore again proving his contention, that if the ^pressure was only kept up at Conway, they should be fairly well supplied at Colwyn Bay; while on this question, lie drew ilie council's attention to the fact that owing to a strenuous opposition offered by the Conway Corporation, the inquiry with respect to the money required for laying a. larger main to that district had been deferred. But he earnestly hoped that that authority would, in the face of 'that opposition, take every pos- sible measures to get thci work carried over before the season was upon them. It was proposed bv <Mr John Blud, e- condeded by Mr Hugh Hughes, and carried unanimously, that this council ask the Cowlyd Board 'to proceed at once to lay the main from Sam Mvnach to Llysfaen, and that the council will abide by the decision of the Lccal Government Board under the Arbitration Clause of the Order. INFECTIOUS DISEASE. The surveyor reported :—"I am greatly pleased to be able to notify to you that the district is a.'most entirely free from any in- fectious disease, at id that the Elementary Sdhocls have been opened since Mondav." PROPOSED NEW INTERCEPTING iSlEWER A^vD OUTFALL. The surveyor roper ted as follows re the aJoove In compliance with youir instruc- tions, I beg to submit for your oonsideration, plans, sections, &c., of the proposed inter- cepting sewer and new outfall; at present I have not entered' into the uiatterfurtlier than to show works that are necessary for pro- curing an outlet for the Pendorlan sewerage, and for this purpose it is intended to lay a 21-inch intercepting sewer, from Eirias Via- duct to Oolwyn Viaduct, and you will notice that a good "working gradient of 1 in 413 can be obtained, and to properly discharge the drainage from. all the area that will be brought into this sewer, and also to provide for future requirements it will also require a new outfall to take the same, and. this I would lay down and take up the otthcrs that are now existing." It -was proposed Iby Mr John (Roberts, se- oonded by Mr John Porter, and. carried with one dissentient (iMr Robert Evans), that the plan be approved, and that the surveyor's recommendation be adopted. FINANCIAL. The finance committee reported that by the surveyorls cash account it appeared that he had expended the sum of £ 118 4s 7d on sewerage, main and other roads, hospital, etc., during the month. The collector had collected JB117 lis 5d during the, month, namely, ,£88 of the general district rate, and L28 15s lid upon miscellaneous iteros. By the treasurers books it appeared that there was a balance of JS1255 10s 2d in his hands. OOWIiYD WATER, The clerk reported tbct the Conway Cor- poration, had passed a resolution similar to the resolution passed at the meeting of the sanitary committee, rviz., that they will agree to the decision of the SLiocal Government Board under the Arbitration Clause of the Order. It was proposed by Rev J. G. 'Haworth, seconded by Mr Hugh (Hughes, and carried unanimously, that the Local Government Board be asked to proceed with the earliest possible moment, and that this council agree to be bound by the decision of the Local Government Board under article 23 of the Order forming the district of the Conway and Colwyn 'Bay Joint Water Supply. On the motion of Mr William Davies, se- conded by Rev J. G. Haiwortli, it was de- cided, that inasmuch as the district of that council comprised the largest rate-bearing portion of the district of the Joint Water Board, the Local Government Board be asked to extend the inquiry so that the inspector may consider an application from that council far larger representation upon the Jojiwt Water Board. REPORT OF THE LAND COMMISSION. On the motion of the Chairman the clerk was instructed to purchase the report of the Land Commission. HEIR tMAJESTYS GLORIOUS REIGN. Mr George Bevan moved, and Mr R. Evans seconded, land: it was unanimously passed to form themselves into a committee with power to add to their number to take into consideration the best way of celebran ting the sixtieth year of Her Majesty's glor- ious reign. LIGHT RAILWAYS. The report of a joint committee of the council, Penrhynside Pariah Council, and the Coruway Council, with regard to the pro- posed light railway between Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, 'was confirmed. Mr Blud and others contended, that if the proposal was canried through, that the company should take their electric energy from Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.—The report was adopted, the Chairman observing that they would do all in 'their power in that respect. PIER AND PAVILION. The surveyor submitted for the considera- tion of the council an application received from Messrs Magnall and Littlewood, Man- chester, for their consent to erect a pier and pavilion to start from the wall of the Marine Drive and over the promenade seawards. The ipier is shown at present to be aibout 900 feet long.—The matter was referred to the proper committee, the surveyor being in- structed to write to the engineers that they would take 'the matter into their most favour- able consideration.
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I "NORTH WALES ¡IN 189G. I JUDY. 1.—At the Merionethshire Police Com- mittee, the Chief-constable reported a groot increase of drunkenness in the county, especially on Sunday. The committee con- sidered that sfKjcial legislation was needed.—■ National Eisteddfod continued, tlie first prize in the male voice choir competition being divided between Moelwyn and Porth choirs. Xation31 testimonial presented to Dr Joseph *Parry. 2.—National Eisteddfod continued; female choir competition, first prize divided between Birkenhead and London Kyrnric Ladies* choirs.—Chairing of the winning bard, viz., the Rev Ben. Davies, PanteCT and Ystaiyfera. —Decided to hold: the National Eisteddfod of 1898 at Festiniog. 3.—Nationa. Eisteddfod continued. Se- cond choral competition, victorious choir hailed from Biaenau Festiniog. No bard worthy of the crown prize. 4.-Last day of the Eisteddfod, brass band competition. First prize, "Besses o' th' Barn" band second, Gossage's Soapworks band, Widnes. Quick-step band -competition, first, "Besses o' th' Barn" second, Llan, Festin- iog. 6.—Ruthin T<;wn Council decided to re- quest the Denbigh County Council to en- 1:1 deavour to secure the construction of a light railway from Ruthin to Cerigydruidion, Bettwsycoed, and Pentrefoelas, and another from Ruthin through iLlande-gla to Wrexham. 7.—.A special meeting of the Colwyn Bay District Council, convened by requisition, ap- pointed a deputation to rwait upon the estate company to arrange terms for the purchase of Pwllycrochan Wroods. 8.—The Bangor City Council declined to rescind two resolutions empowering them to apply for a provisional order to light the town with electricity decided to provide an additional water reservoir at Twrgwyn and voted in favour of the division of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union. The Chester Town Council received the report of special com- cs mittee on the defeat of the Dee Sluices Bill. 9.—Annual meeting of the North Wales Branch of the British Medical Association. The president (Dr R. Williams, Liverpool), in his address, dealt with medical charity.— Mr S. Smith, M.P., addressing his con- tituents, reviewed the career of the present Government, and severely criticised their failures. 10.-Ifr Cadwaladr Davies, on behaf of the Charity Commissioners, continuing his inquiries into the Flintshire Charities, held a sitting at Mold.—The Ogwen District Coun- cil declined to take any part in the question of separating of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union. 11.-Vlelh choir of 2000 voices gave a concert at the Crystal Palace.—Tlie Carnar- von Board of Guardians decided to inform certain-clergymen who had applied for burial fees that the beard was not liable to pay clergymen's fees for the burial of paupers. 16.-The Rhyl District Council expressed satisfaction at result of their opposition to the London & North-Western Railway panv's Bill, and decided to ask the com- pany to pay the company's costs in connection West iMerioneth Monthly Meeting anathematised football. ¡14.-1le lOollvvyn Bay Ðstricl Council after the visit of the appointed deputation to the estate ooanpany, decided to accept pro- visionally the proposals of the company with regard to the purchase of the Pwllycrochan Woods.—The reports presented to a meeting of the subscribers of Bangor Normal College, showed that the work of the past year had been very satisfactory. 15.—The Llandudno District Council de- cided to purchase the Marine Drive at a cost of EGOOO.-LI-Ir Bircham conducted at Bangor, a Local Govea-nment Board inquiry into the pre-posal to separate the Anglesey portion from the Carnarvonshire portions of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union. 16.—The Bishop of Bangor met a deputa- tion of Chue-cbincn at Machynlleth, to dis- cuss some points of difference between the rector, Canon Trevor, and some of his parishioners. The parishioners objected to the appointment, by the rector as eiiurch- warden of Mr John Rowlands, a Methodist deacon, and solicitor, who had acted as election agent for Mir Humphreys-Owen, M.P. 17.—Colonel Howard, Conservative can- didate for Flintshire, addressing a Primrose League meeting, criticised the recent be- haviour of the members for the county and boroughs of Flint, and expressed some con- fidence that at the next election he would be returned.—Inquiry held at 'Rhyl into the charities of Rhuddlan. 18.—The Huabon colliers determined to strike, rather tha.n accept terms offered by- the inest-ers.-Tlie Pwllv«rochan WToods tem- porarily re-opened to the pu.blie. SO.—A-nniMJ session of the Welsh Con- gregational Union opened. Deputation re- presenting the Gorsedd and the National Eisteddfod Association presented the Princess Maud of Wales with a Welsh gold wedding ring, and an address in Welsh and English. 21.—'Welsh Congregational Union passed resolutions dealing with the Armenian ques- tion, the Education Bill, the ritualistic ten- dencies of the Church of England, and de- cided to hold the next year's meetings at e i Liverpool. 22.—'At the Congregational Union meet- ings, the Rev D. M. Jenkins, Liverpool, de- livered his presidential address, on "The pul- pit and the age."—'Deputations from the different denominations attended at the meet- ings.—The Bishop of Bangor, speaking at Llandudno, briefly referred to the Educa- tion Bill, and condemned the proposal to as- sist the Voluntary Schools out of the rates.— William Humphreys, Aberkin, conditionally discharged from bankruptcy. 23.—'Welsh Congregational Union meet- ings closed. At the Carnarvonshire Joint Police Committee, the Chief-constable re- ported an increase of drunkenness in the county. 24.L-4.it the Anglesey County Council, at- tention was drawn to the increase of Sunday drinking, in consequence of the establishment of clubs, and it was decided to suggest to the Royal Licensing Commission that a practical scheme for controlling such clubs would prove of great advantage to society at large. 25.—Leading agriculturists in Carnarvon- shire decided to form an Agricultural Society for the county.—The Dee Fishery Board ex- pressed satisfaction at the result of the op- position to the Chester Water Bill.—Regatta at Rhvl. 27.—Mr T. E. Morris, assistant Charity Commissioner, resumed his inquiries into the charities of Anglesey. » 28.—[Baptist Union meetings at Ponttv- pridd.-—'Royal Anglesey Yacht Club at, Beaiiiiiaris.-Tlie Wrexham Town Council de- clined a motion in favour of passing a bye- law to enable the police to cope with the evil of street-betting. 29.—iBiaptist Union meetings icontinued. The president, Rev A. J. Parry, delivered his presidential a,d dress. -dloyal Welsh Yacht Club Regatta at Carnarvon.—At the annual meetings of the St. 'Asaph Diocesan Societies it was resolved to call upon the Government to fulfil their pledge, to give further assistance to Voluntary Schools. 30.—Welsh Baptist Union meetings con- cluded'.—'Llandudno (Eisteddfod committee estimated a. deficit of £ 500 in connection with the Eisteddfod. 31.—The Denbigh County Council passed resolutions in reference to light railways for the county, technical instruction, the exten- sion of the Denbigh Asylum, the taxing cf cycles, and the pollution of the Dee. AUGUST. 1.—The Ruthin District Council protested against the holding of dairy classes in school- rooms.—Inquiry held into the charities of Beaumaris and district. Chair Eisteddfod at Corwen, presided over in the afternoon by Professor -=- Ivuno Meyer.—(Mr Herbert Lewis was in- formed, in the House of Commons, that the Treasury no longer objected to pay the cost of translating Welsh wills for the purposes of probate. 4.-Ban,gor annual regatta, keen contests. 5.—'Lord Penrhyn consented to receive a deputation of the Bethesda quarrymen to discuss certain "grievances and requests. 6.—The Colwyn Bay District Council de- cided to take a poll of the ratepayers cn the question of purchasing the Pwllycrochan Woods.—A meeting, convened by the Bishop of Bangor, decided to form a fund for the I augmentation of the value of the poorer liv- ings in the diocese. 8. Sunday School Chantanqua Ssion commenced at Barmouth.—,Mr Henry Tate subscribed £ 100 towards the Llanrwst Inter- mediate School. 10.—The Rhyl Urban Council a.ppointed a committee to consider a scheme for extending the boundary cf the district. 0 11.—Church bazaar at Penmaenmawr in aid of building a Welsh church, opened by Mr J. E. Greaves, lord-lieutenant of Carnar- vonshire.—The Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Ur- ban Council passed a resolution in favour of separating the Old Colwyn Ward from the Colwyn Ward, and constituting it a separate local authority. Church bazaar opened by Irs. IG-iclst oil e. -LNcctli Wales English Baptist Union meetings at Llangollen. 13.—An^lesev Agricultural Snow at Llan- gefni, also Flintshire and Denbighshire Show at rRuthill.-The annual Bardic Congress and Gorsedd held ioli, '"Taliesin's Llawn," near Trefriw. 15.—Death of (Megan Gwalchmai at Llan- dudno. 17.—The (Holyhead Urban District Council appointed a deputation to urge the removal of the Platters Rocks. 19.—The North Wales Miners' Federation passed a resolution protesting against the a; stacking of coal by colliery owners in anti- cipation of a strike. 20.—Plans for the construction of a light railway from the Cambrian Railway, near Fourcrosses, to Llanfaircaereinion, via Mei- fod, approved of, the estimated cost being £ 36.141. 21.—Successful Provincial Eisteddfod at RhiukLan, the bardic chair being carried away by the Rev Gwylfa Roberts.—Messrs Lloyd-George, M.P., and Herbert Lewis, M.P., sailed for Buenos Ayres. 22.LH, meeting of Penrhyn quarrymen at Bethesda, resolutions spassed expressing regret that Lord Penrhyn had not thought it well to grant the men's requests, nor even to inquire into their grievances, and declaring willingness to submit the points in dispute to arbitration. 24.—Death of the Rev Thomas Roberts (O.M.). RhosllanercLrugog. 05.—North Wales Calving tie Methodist Association sessions opened at Carnarvon.— Local Government Board inquiry at Mach- ynlleth into an application for power to bor- row J34700 for water supply purposes.— Prince Ademuyiwa, visited Llandudno, and addressed a. meeting on behalf of the Congo Institute, Colwyn Bay.—The Wrexham Town Council decided to apply for power to obtain electric light. 26.—Death of Rev Thomas Jones, Tabor, Portmadoc. 27.—Proclamation of the Niational Eis- teddfod at Newport.—(Brewster sessions in various parts of the district received reports of a gratifying diminution in the number convicted for drunkenness. 28. The (Local Government Board an nounced their refusal to comply with the re- quest to divide Bangor and Beaumaris Union into two portions. -PortnTadoe licensing com- mittee refused to grant a license for an hotel which it was proposed to erect on the summit of Snowdon at a cost of £ 5000. 29.Lord Pe.DThyn, in reply to letter from the quarrymen, promised carefully to inquire into certain statements.—'The Local Govern- ment Board confirmed the decision of the Flintshire County Council with regard to the formation of various new urban districts. 31.—A mass meeting of the Penrhyn quar- rymen decided by a large majority to refrain from striking until Lord Penrhyn's final re- ply to the communication sent him a few days previous should have been received. SEPTEMBER. 1.—'Public meeting at Holywell to consider the question whether the oc-listruct-ioii of the proposed Milwr tunnel would have an un- desirable effect upon the supply of water from St. Winifride s Well. The meeting was adjourned! so as to obtain further informa- tion. 2.—The Beaumaris Town Council declined to buy fbo wa;terivoiks.-The Arvon and Vale of Conway Temperance Association de- cided in favour of the formation of a temper- ance organisation on the same lines' as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 3.-Annual meeting of National Associa- tion of Colliery Managers at Wro-,chaaii.-Tllro medical officer of health reported to the Mer- ioneth County Council as to the prevalanoe of typhoid fefver k1 certain raral districts. 4. -L,)rd Penrhyn wrote to his quarrymen promising to ascertain by careful investigation how far the statements made in the com- munications addressed to him were to be relied upon for accuracy. 5.—At the Abergele Licensing Sessions, it was reported that there had been an increase of 15 in the number of persons convicted of drunkenness during tlie year. 7.—At Brymbo, Sir G. O. Morgan, M.P., spoke strongly on the advance of Roman Catholicism in Wales. 8.—The Colwyn Bay District Council de- 4ed to erect a, pavilion.—The National As- sociation of Slate Merchants and Slaters visit- ed the Festiniog quarries. 9.—The Flintshire County Council decided to pay 90 per cent. in the case of out-standing claims for the maintenance of main roads. 10.—At the Holyweill Revision Court, ob- jection was taken to the retention on the register of tlie names of eleven monks who reside at the Pantasaph Monastery.—Sir Tho- mas Brady held an inquiry at Welshpool into the condition of the salmon and trout fishery. 11.—The Natiioml Association tpf Slato Merchants and Slaters closed their tour in North Wales 'bv a visit to Lord Penrhyn's quarries at Bethesda.—The Conway and Col- wyn Bay Walter Board decided to apply to the Local Government Board for permission to borrow £ 9000 for drainage purposes. 12.-Hoovy thunderstorm.—A meeting of the North Wales Sanitary Inspectors' Asso- ciation decided' to with the Local Government Board upon the subject of im- proving the condition of tenure of office. 14.—The Holywell District Council passed a resolution iry favour of holding a public. meeting to protest against the Armenian atro- bt!$.3Ïk.ing It I/lanftiir, Mr Hum- phreys-Owen, M.P., urged the need of mak- ing adequate provision for technical instruc- tion. 15.—The annual meetings of the North Wales Temperance Association and Women's Temperance Union opened at Llanidloes. Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., elected president. 16.—The Temperance Conference at Llan- idloes addressed by Meters Huniphreys- Owen. M.P., and J. Herbert Roberts, M.P. —Notice issued at Penrhyn Quarries stating that a strict investigation was being made into the WJorkmeaifs recent abatements of "grievances and complaints'' and that Lord Penrhyn's reply would be announced as early as possibly. show of t.bei Anglesey and Car- narvonsliirie Agrioi^ltuiitifl Sboiety at LQam. gefni.—Annual conference of the Merioneth Temperance Association at Aberdovey. 18.-Tlie Montgomery County Council de- cided to ask the High Sheriff" to convene a public meeting for the county to protest against the Armenian atrocities. Captain Elias, of Carnarvon, died as the result of a boating mishap. 19.—The Colwyn Bay Ratepayers decided hy a. majority of 171 against purchasing the Pwllycrochan Woods. 22.—'A public meeting in conneeticn with Armenia held at Rhyl, was addressed by the Bishop cf St. Asaph, iix ,]. Herbert Roberta,. -M.P., and Mr E. J. Giittuh, M.P. Armenian agitation meeting at Wrect- ham, add:lvs6,od by Tudor Howell, M.P. • G. Williams appointed succes- &or to Mr Hugh Roberts as assistant official, recen er for Chester and North Wales. i~r> Ci quarrymen forwarded ta Lwd 1 einhyii a rejemder to some remarks made by him suggesting that the deputation which recently waited upon him were not trustworthy representatives of the men. 26.-lass mee-iing (,f tuie Penrhyn quarry- men discussed the sicua;ioci. 28. Resolution submitted to the Penrhyn quarrymen to the effect, that the men would go out on strike in jfaTch if their demands,. which Lord Penriiyu haa just rejected, were not granted.—Lord Penrhyn suspended 71 of the men, including the quarry committee and the deputation which had carried on the negotiations with him. 29.—In consequence of the suspension of the quairy committee, the Penrliyn work- men declined to enter into any new "bar- gains." Subsequently a notice was posted in the quarry instructing a'll who had refused their bargains to remove all their wools, &c., that afternoon. 30.—Miass meeting uf the Bethesda' quarry- men passed a resjulufion declaring that theLr object was to vindicate the right of workmen te combine, and to act through their com- mittee and deputation to secure their rights.
BANGOR PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY.—Before H. Clegg, Esq., J. R Roberts. Esq., and T. Roberts, Esq., Abear. A CHRISTMAS SPREE.—James Hogan, junior, and William Davies, Glanadda, were summoned for being drunk and riotous at Glanadda on December 26th. From the evi- dence, it appears that defendants were fight- in-g and ereat.ed much noise, with the reeuit that a large crowd gathered, many of the people being lialf-dressed.—Mr S. R. Dew,, who detfended Hogan, pointed out that it was simply a, continuation of the Christmas .-Ea,Ii defendant was fined 5s and costs. DRIT, -Fill en Jonathan, Kyf- fin-square, a lequaoous old dame, was charged with being drunk and disorderly.—The magis- trates fined her 5s and costs, and to show her gratitude she said, "The Lord have mercy upooi vou, gentlemen, and bless you ail." TOO DRUNK TO PLEAD. —John Ed- wards, Llanfairfechan, was summoned for being dnmk and disorderly, but when tlie case was called and he did not put in an appearance, a warrant was issued! for his ax- rest, but. he presently walked in considerably under the influence of drink, and was locked up, as he was not considered' in a fit case to plead. A LUXATIC AT LARGE.—This was the charge preferred against an old man, also named John Edwards, who hailed from Llan- fairfechan.—He was ordered to be sent homo to his familv. U.NTWC'iSTERIEtD TODGINfli-HOU.SES AT BANGOR.—Helen Feelev, ElleTi Jona- than, and1 Edward Murphy were summoned.' by Mr Worrall, sanitary inspector, for keep- ing unregistered lodging-houses.—A fine cf 513 and costs was imposed: in each case. LLANFAIRFECHAN COUNCIL AXDr ITS BYE-LAWS.—Two persons were sum- moned by the Llanfairfechan Urban District Council, for whom Mr Ellis appeared, for keeping pigs too close to dwelling-houses. Evidence in support of the complaint was given by Mr Peter Jones, the clerk to the council, and Mr T. Hughes (sanitary in- s'fveet'u), Di* jFraser (the medical oflicer of health for Carnarvonshire) being also in at- tendance.—'Before the latter was called, Mr S. R. Dew, who appeared for the defendants, contended that; the court had no jurisdiction, no resolution having been passed by the e council directing the inspector to institute proceedings in these special cases. All that- had been done was to pass a resolution gener- ally against suchi infringements of the bye- laws. Such bye-laws had been passed two years ago, and yet this was the first prosecu- tion of Its kind which had been instituted.—• Mr Ellis submitted: that the inspector had. general authority to act, and that it was not necessary that individual cases should' be brought before the board prior to the institu- tion of legal proceedings.—The Clerk (Mr R- H. Pritchard) said tihiat at Bangor, of which borough he was the town clerk, the inspector was not allowed to act uipon his own respon- sibility.—The bench upheld the objection, and left it to Mr Ellis whether the summons should be dismissed or withdrawn. They were disposed to give every assistance to the ) council -in enforcing its bye-laws, and. the I present difficul ty might be easuv got over, xnd the Act complied with, by calling a spec- ial meeting of the council, and passing a reo- solution directing the inspector to proceed acainst those persons who had not comphea with the notices served upon them for alleged infringement of the bye-.aws. The sum- mcnM wefrc thotef(yre dmi Mr JlJXJf asking that a note should be taken of his con- tention that the inspector had general rity te act;
STKIKING- INCIDENT AT A GUARDIANS' MEETING. A singular ii-cideit occurred, says the "Nuneaton Observer," at a meeting of the guardians of the poor f-r F: !(,siill, near Coventry. A woman applied for relief. "What family h", YE: queried the chairman. ".I've got an invalid daughter, sir, to keep, and it's a hard job I've got to filul the money to get her the medicine. But I don't mind a bit so long as I can pull her through." Why don't you apply for medical relief ?" asked the chairman. I'm trying'sometliing better than doctors' physic, sir," replied the applicant. Doctor's physic has llot cloDe lier any good, and I've got something much better, some pills." What pills ? asked the chairman. Pink ones sir, about which there's so much talk," awsw^red the applicant. Oh, you mean that much talked-of, and, I suppose, wonderful remedy. Dr Williams' Pink Pills for PaJe People, said the chair- man. I know them. Have they done her any good ? Good, I should just think they had," said the applicant. She's getting better then?" Ever so much better, air, and I'm hoping she will soon be quite well." "Do you really believe in these pills?" asked a guardian. Well, seeing that they have done her so much good when everything else failed I have reason to have faith in them," replied the applicant. In addition to granting her the usnal allowance oi bread, the guardians voted 3e 6d per week so that the applicant might be able to supply her daughter with Dr Wil- liams Pink Pills from which her daughter had received so much benefit. The incident is significant, and shows that official attention is being attracted to the numerous cures that have been reported in the newspapers following the use of Dr Wil. liams' Pink Pills for Pale People, which in- clude over five thousand cases of anaemia, general weakness, loss of appetite, palpita- tion, shortness of breath, early decay, all forms of female weakness, hysteria, paralyse locomotor ataxy, rheumatism, sciatica, scrofula, rickets, chronic erysipelas, con- sumption of the bowels and lungs. These Piils are not a purgative, and contain nothing that could injure the most delicate. They are genuine only with the full name, Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and are sold by Dr Williams' Medicine Company, 46, Holborn-viaduct, London. E.C., at 2s 9d a box, or six for 13s 91. They invigorate the system after overwork, worry, and in- discretions of living. ——————————