LLANRWST PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY. Before Colonel J. Johnstone (presiding), J. W. J. Jelf Pettit, Esq., and W. B. Halhed, Esq. THE COUNTY BYE-LAWS.—Thos. Jones, Garth, Eglwysbach, was summoned for removing sheep from one place to another in Denbigh- shire without the necessary certificate under the county bye-laws. The sheep numbered 20. Defendant was fined 6d per sheep and costs.— Edward Evans, Glan Llyn Ogwen, Bethesda, was fined 5s and costs for neglecting to cause 40 lambs to be dipped after their arrival in Den- bighshire from Carnarvonshire. The defence put forward was that the defendant thought his I responsibility was at an end as soon as he delivered the certificate to the farmer on whose land they were grazing.—The charge against John Roberts, farmer, Llanbedr, for whom Mr W. P. Roberts appeared, and who was charged with removing sheep from Carnarvonshire to ^Denbighshire, was dismissed, there being abundant evidence that the certificate had been obtained. A NOVEL POINT.—James Beattie, shep- herd, Melai, Llanfairtalhaiarn, was summoned for having removed one sheep within the district to Gwytherin on the 8th inst. Mr W. P. Roberts defended.-P.C. Davies (46) stated that the day in question was Court Leet, and the farmers of the district brought stray sheep there to be identified. The witness saw the defendant driving one sheep, and he admitted that he had no certificate in the Denbighshire district. Beattie also observed that he did not believe that a certificate was required in bringing a sheep there to be identified.—Cross-examined: Defendant said that be found the sheep straying on the mountain side. Shepherds and farmers had a meeting at Gwytherin every fortnight in order to identify stray sheep.—Mr W. P. Ro- berts said that the bye-laws in question were a great hardship and unjust towards the farmers, and that this prosecution was the most unjust of all the prosecutions in respect to that matter. I The defendant was going to Gwytherin to meet shepherds ani others, and on the way he found one of his master's sheep straying. They did not remove it, but took possession of it. According to that prosecution the defendant could not take it back without the necessary certificate. It was monstrous. If those trifling cases were to be encouraged, there was no knowing where it would end.—Mr Pettit: Suppose I met one of my sheep on the road, could I not take it back without a certificate.- S u perintendent Jarvis: That is the law. -Case dismissed.—In view of this decision Superintendent Jarvis withdrew the summonses against David Davies, Hafod Gerig, Pentrefoelas; Thomas Thomas, Cae Haidd, Nebo W. Roberts, Penygarnedd, Nebo; and John Jones, Merddyn, Gwytherin.
WAS HE A BONA-FIDE TRAVELLER ? Mosses Roberts, who had given as his address, Ysgubor Gerrig, Trefriw, but who was sub- sequently found to be residing with his daughter at Rathbone-terrace, Deganwy, was summoned for falsely representing himself to be bona-fide traveller at the Crescent Inn, Degan- wy, on Sunday, the 17th inst. The defendant did not appear. From the evidence of P.C. Webb he proceeded to the Crescent Inn on the afternoon in question, ani found the defendant in the kitchen with a pirifc of beer before him. In answer to questions the defendant said that he had walked from Llandudno, and was on his way to Trefriw. He admitted, after hard pres- sing, to witness that he had been in the Conway Vale Hotel previous to going to the Crescent Inn, and had received refreshlaents there — Superintendent Jarvis maintained that after re- ceiving refreshments at the Conway Vale Hotel the defendant was no longer a bona-fide tra- veller. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs. DRUNKENNESS.—Robert Hughes, Cilcen- us, Farm, Llanrwst, was fined 2s 6d and costs. NO LIGHT.-S. Wynne, Gwytherin, pleaded guilty to driving a carriage without a light after the prescribed hours, on the night of the 8th of November.—A fine of Is and cost3 was imposed. THE CART WHICH HAD NO NAME ON. —Robert Williams, Tynewydd, Pennant, Gwytherin, had to pay sixpence and costs for not having his name painted on his cart.— Defendant said that he had bad the cart re paired and painted, but on the day the offence took place, the 8th inst, his name had not been painted on it. THE RABBITS AND THtt NETS.— Superintendent Jarvis charged Peter Hughes, Scotland-street, Llanrwst, with having come from lands where he had been illegally in pur- suit of game on the 8th inst. The officer stated that about three o'clock on the afternoon in question, he met the defendant coming down a Jane leading from Llangernyw to Llanrwst. Noticing him rather bulky, the witness stopped defendant, and on searching him, found two rabbits and seven nets. He took them from him. When he did so defendant s'tid Remem- ber, I have not got a ferret." The witness re- plied, If you have a permit you are all right. Hughes said I have no permit."—The defend- ant said that he had been catching rabbits that day with Joseph Davies, Bryn Rhydd, Llan- gernyw, who had taken the right of killing rabbits over many farms. The two rabbits found in his possession had been given him by Davies.—Joseph Davies bore out the defend- ant's statement, and added that he had the right of catching rabbits over Cae Faban Farm ond others. Witness had a stamped permit, but it was at the last-mentioned farm.—Supt. Jarvis maintained that the permit should have been there.—A fine of 2s 6d and costs was im- posed. A PAUPER LUNATIC—Mr O. Evans Jones, relieving officer for the Llanrwst district of the Llanrwst Union, applied for an order in the case of a Jane Roberts, who is a pauper lunatic, and chargeable to the common fund of the union, for the transfer of the money de- posited in Jane Roberts's name at the North and South Wales Bank to the union towards de- fraying the charge for her maintenance. She was now at the Denbigh Asvlum, and cost the guardians 8s 9d per week. There was due for her maintenance up to the 29tli September, the sum of JE27 9s 6d, while another R5 would be due next Christmas. The amount in the bank was JE54 4s ld.-The Bench made an order for the JE27 9s 6d and a further order of JE15. When the latter sum was exhausted, the relieving officer could oak for a farther order in the matter.
LLANRWST COUNTY COURT. INTERESTING TO FARM SERVANTS. FRIDAY.—Before his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd. ADMINISTRATION ORDERS.-Mr J. W. Griffith (Messrs Griffith and Allard) applied for an administration order on behalf of John Jones, Scotland-street, Llanrwst, whose debts amounted to JE27. The applicant offered to pay his debts in full at the rate of 15s a month, and attributed his financial difficulties to ill-health. Mr J. Herbert Jones, who opposed the applica- tion, maintained that Jones could pay more than the sum offered.—The request was acceded to. Ricnard Evans, Groesffordd, Llanddoget, on behalf of whom Mr J. Herbert Jones ap- peared, and whose debts were said to be JE29 14s, applied for a similar order.-Granted.-In the case of Edward Jackson, breaker-in of horses, Nant, Eglwysfach, the liabilities amounted to £45, and the applicant offered to pay same in full in monthly instalments of 15s a month. Mr W. P. Roberts (Messrs D. Jones and Roberts) appeared for Jackson.—The order was made GOODS SUPPLIED Jane A. Brymer, Blaenau Festimog, sued R. Jones, Bwlch Farm, Pontypant, for the recovery of the sum of JE18 6s 8d for goods supplied.—Mr H. O. Parry, Criccieth, for the plaintiff, and Mr J. Herbert Jones for the defendant.—Mr J Herbert Jones said that inasmuch as it was a question of account, he would ask his Honour to refer the matter to the registrar for investigation, if he would take it.- Mr Parry said that the accounts were all right and perfectly clear. Besides, they had a letter (which was handed to the judge) from the defen- dant admitting the debt, enclosing JE10 on ac- count, and offering to pay the balance at the end of November.-His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff, the amount to be paid in 14 days. INTERESTING TO FARM SERVANTS. -Lizzie Grace Owen, a servant girl, now re- siding at Trefriw, claimed jEl 8s from Griffith Thomas, Talyllyn, Llanrhychwyn, being balance of wages said to be due.—Mr J. W. Griffith for the plaintiff, and Mr W. P. Roberts for the defendant.—The plaintiff stated that she hired, with the defendant's daughter, to fce in his employment for six months from the 1st of May last. She did not like the place, because they sent her out to work on the fields, and consequently she left on the 1st of July. Witness had engaged as a house servant, and not to go out to spread manure and plant potatoes. When she gave fourteen days' notice to leave, the defendant told her to go. The plaintiff left because they sent her out to gather stones on the grass fields with a man.-His Honour I should think it was is nice a work as in the house (laughter).—Plaintin She did not like it, because she had engaged as a house servant, and could not stand the work because of her health.—Cross-examined: Wit- ness was hired as an ordinary farm servant. She did not object to the milking. Witness went to Talyllyn on the 1st of May. Her health did not | allow her to be out altogether) as she was, doing a man's work. Plaintiff was certain that when she handed her notice to Thomas's daughter that the defendant told her to go. Defendant did not tell her to take the con- sequences.—Re-examined Witness did not ask ;for any more money than up to the time she left. On the night plaintiff left, the defendant paid her 25s on account, and told her to go. She wrote to him on the 17th of July asking for the- balance of her salary, but got no reply.— Catherine Ann Owen, sister of the plaintiff, bore out the latter part of the previous evidence.— Mr Roberts, for the defence, submitted that the plaintiff engaged with the defendant for the harvest season, and knew very well at the time she was hired that she would be wanted for the hay. Mr Thomas farmed a large upland farm, and on account of the fact that the mines were going well, labour was difficult to get and dear. Plaintiff stopped there until the harvest was about to start, and then left, thus playing a trick on the defendant. When she was going away, the defendant said that she would have to take the consequences. Plaintiff was engaged for six months, and he maintained that she had no right to be paid, really, until the expiration of that period. But in his ignorance, the defen- dant paid her 25s.—His Honour said that he was entirely with Mr Roberts on the question of six months. But the case depended entirely on what work she was put to. Young girls like her as a rule liked to play in the hay. But was she put to plant potatoes, to turn the manure, I and gather stones?—The defendant, in the course of his examination, admitted that plain- tiff was put to plant potatoes, but that his daughter, who was a married woman, accom- panied her in the same work. He did not ask. nor put her to do any heavier work than his own daughter. Defendant did send her to gather stones with a servant man and his son, but that was only for two half days. Plaintiff did not make any complaint about the work.—Cross- examined Plaintiff was put to turn the manure, plant potatoes, and gather stones. She was en- gaged to do all work required of her. Plaintiff was not engaged as a house servant. He had kept servants o before, and they did exactly the same thing. No one left like plaintiff, and played him such a trick in the middle of the term.—His Honour was of opinion that the defendant had gone a little too far, and the plaintiff was within her rights in kicking against it. Under the c'rcumstances the judgment would be for the plaintiff with costs. SUES AS AN EXECUTOR.—IHobert Jones, wheelwright, Llanrwst, as executor to his father's estate, sued Richard Lloyd, Coedvfron, Dolwyddelen, to recover the sum of L7 7s 6d, balance of money alleged to be due for a cart, a wheel, and a wheelbarrow supplied. His Honour was satisfied with a receipt produced by the defendant that the cart had been fully paid for, and therefore gave judgment for the plain- tiff for CZ 2s 6d with costs.—Mr A'lard for the plaintiff, and Mr W. P. Roberts for the defen- dant. ECHO OF AN ARBITRATION CASE-- Jane Hughes, Post-office. Talycafn, sued John ¡ Hughes, contractor, Talycafn, to recover the sum of P.15 16s 5d due for groceries and goods I supplied.—Mr Allard said that he had given notice, on behalf of the defendant, to have David, Hughes, the father of the plaintiff, made a third I party to the action, so that if they lost they could recover from him.—Mr W. P Roberts ap- peared for the plaintiff .-Briefly, the facts were as follow:- John Hughes and David Hughes had business transactions with each other, the former building a new h^use and shop for the latter. A dispute arising between them, the matter was referred to arbitration, and it was matter was referred to arbitration, and it was contended for the defence that the amount in question was included in the award then given. On the other hand, the plaintiff, while admitting that it was the name of her father that was on the rate-book, said that the business was her's. She paid for all the goods. All the invoices and bills came and were made in her name, and at no time did she give her consent to have the amount claimed included in the arbitration case. —His Honour said that it was obvious on the face of it that the amount was included in the I award, and that David Hughes had been paid the amount, which was more than due to him. —Mr Allard said that David Hughes put in the first claim for this amount and failed.—His Honour said he knew all about that. He would give judgment for the plaintiff as against the defendant without costs, and for the defendant I against David Hughes with costs. — Messrs Marks and Marks, Llandudno, appeared for John Hughes in the arbitration C3se. THE AGREEMENT THAT WAS THE AGREEMENT THAT WAS BROKEN,—John Williams, Trosyrafon, Pwll- heli, sued Lloyd Jones, ironmonger, Llanrwst, to recover the sum of R5 14s Id, made up as fol- follows:— £ 2 16s in lieu of a month's wages, and £2 8s for board and lodging. The plaintiff had been in the employ of the defendant as an iron- monger's assistant at a salary of 14s and board iBKjd lodging. After serving for nine months he left, after receiving a month s notice in Septem- ber. In October, the defendant sent him a letter, saying that if he was still out of employ- ment he could come back, and in reply to two telegrams that followed, the plaintiff went up to Llanrwst to see Jones. He engaged to return on the Monday morning on the same terms. Williams then proceeded to Colwyn to pack his clothes, and to get his boxes. On the Monday morning plaintiff received a letter from the defendant telling him not to come unless he was prepared to sign an agreement not to open busi- ness in Llanrwst for ten years. However, he presented himself at Jones' establishment as arranged, and in consequence of the fact that he would not sign such an agreement, the defendant refused to allow him to start.—Judgment for the plaintiff with costs.
LLANDUDNO SCHOOL BOARD. NEW RATE AGREED TO. WEDNESDAY.—Mr W. Bevan presided, the members present being Mr John Owen (Availlon). Mr John Roberts, and Mr E. E. Bone, with the clerk, Mr Richard Bellis. NEW SCHOOLS AT CRAIGYDON.—Mr G. A. Humphreys wrote to the effect that in re- sponse to the request of the board;, he had provided a memorial stone for a new school building at Craigydon.-The board considered the nature of the inscription to be put upon the stone, an-cl whether it should be ceremonially laid now, or merely placed in the rough into its location at present, and inscribed after the ceremony at the completion of the building. Finally, it wasa,greed to follow the latter course, ,,r e' and to have the stone inscribed after the open- ing seremony which it was understood would take place when the schools were ready for occupation. — Mr Humphreys, in a further letter, reported that the work of erecting the school was proceeding satisfactorily, as all work which could be put in hand at. the existing stage of progress was being dealt with. ASSISTANT MISTRESS'S SALARY—Miss L. Roberts applied for an advance of salary of £ 10, and pointed out that she became a quali- •fied assistant mistress last July.—Mr J. Roberts inquired what was the scale salary for an assist- ant mistress, and it being found on consulting the schedule of salaries. that an assistant. mis- tress's commencing salary was £70, while Miss Roberts was only in receipt of J360. the board decided to errant the advance applied for. UNSATISFACTORY WINDOWS. — Com- plaint having been made bv the headmaster that when there is a strong wind with rain from a westerly direction, the rain gets through the sashes (which open French fashion) of the win- dows in Lloyd-street 'School that face a westerly direction, and causes considerable damage to the flooring, a letter was written to the archi- tect, Mr G. A. Humphreys, on the subject, and he now replied as follows -"I am in receipt of yours of the 1st inst. Prior to issuing the cer- tificate referred to. I made a special examination of the windows with the chairman, and it "Tns found that the window now unsatisfactory '.vas the large centre one in the cookery-room. It was arranged to have the opening parts of slat window permanenttly closed up, and there is still sufficient balance of the contract in hand to fully cover such work. I should s-ay that, of course, there are st-ill sufficient opening lights in the room to ensure proper ventilation." — The Chairman remarked that the contractor appeared to contend that th!e windows placed in the build- ingwere as specified by Mr Humphreys, and. therefore, he could n-ot be held responsible fcr altering them. On the other Imnd, Mr Hum- phreys appeared to be of opinion that it was the contractor who should be charged with the cost of what was needed to ] revent the water coming through the windows. He suggested that Mr Humphreys should be invited to meet the board to discuss the matter.—Mr John Ro- berts said the thing should have immediate at- tention. Tf the' s-cliootwer- his private pn»pe;t'A( he would have the windows down to-morrow. and put up something else, because the rain was spoiling the propertv. Onlv .the taking down of the windows, and putting up [I, new kind. would answer the purpose.—Mr John Owen The way to a.ct is to put our foot down, and sav it must be remroved. — The Chairma" s-i'd Mr Edward Roberts, thie inspector, had dis- cussed the matter with him (Mr Bevan), and explained that the Board of Education now re- quired in all new schools that the windows Kiiould be of the ordinary sliding sash kind, with a sloping glass rising up from the sill about a. fourth of thle height. The 'bottom sash could, then be opened according to the amount of air required, and there would be the needful venti- lation without draughts. — Mr John Roberts said that was very old fashion and' very .simple.—The Chairman observed that he had mentioned the idea toMr Humphreys, who said it was as old as Adtaim (laughter). — Mr Bone observed that, of course, if. the contractor had worked according to specification, he could not be held responsible, and the fault ivi, due to the character o'f the window, ond another form of window would have to be adopted. Of course, the board were in the end responsible for allowing such windows to be put in, but they. again, had had confidence in their archi- tect. A mistake had been made, and the best way was to remedy it as, soon as possible, by putting in a. new window. —■ The Chairman moved, and it was resolved, that the members present form themselves into a committee to meet Mr Humphreys, with power to act, and that Mr Humphreys be asked to meet them at his earliest convenience. A wet day with a strong westerly wind would be the best for the purpose (laughter). A CURIOUS POINT AFFECTING PAR- ENTS AND SONS.—It was intimated that a Mr Roberts desired to see the board with re- ference to his son. whom he claimed to have be- come exempt from attending school, but who was beimr pressed to continue attending bv the at- tendance officer. The boy, it was explained by the clerk, was not yet. 14 years. of age. and had not yet passed the 5th Standard, so that under the bye-law he had still to go to school. Although he had not passed the 5th Standard, however, he had by the schoolmaster been trans- ferred to the 6th Standard, and the parent con- tended that this was in effect tantamount to the passing of the preceding standard, and that, therefore, he was in reality not required by the bye-law to go to school any longer. It was de- cided by the board that the 5th Standard must be actually passed before a boy could be exempt, but it was also agreed; to consider whether an instruction should not be given to the scnool- master not to put boys up into the higher standard in similar circumstances in future, so as to avoid the misleading of parents. "GOLFLAND. KLONDIKE AND DAWSON CITY"—A NEW SCHOOL.—Mr.John Roberts, in accordance with notice, moved that a new infant school be opened in the^ Warren district." He thought the board woulu understand what I part of the town he referred to under that name he meant Klondike or Dawson City, or whatever it was called.. There were a large number of children living in that parL, and the distance to the Lloyd-street School was: Kreati and the was sloppy, so that the journev to school was » terrible one in the winter for the little ones. He. therefore bought the Wd ,vuuld be justified ni opening infant school for these children.—Mr E E. Bone Have vou anv idea a* to the number of the cliiMro %-v, i i -n „ ■. uu|cuen in the localitv?— the Chairman said thpT,,™u increasing, as the number ™ coutinuallJ* ing, and the people Thn ITT ™ house* were fm-n "e,lt to live in the new ouse. ne tor the most part those with a lot of voung children ahouf+i,„ at t i YY i to v,T. Vi Ut them.—Mr John Roberts the district in^ere would be 100 children in li inf ^Ues*-ion. He would not sav thev were all >^nts.^r ]»on6 agreed that' the,;o "i"edbut'tbp eD0Ugh to keeI> one teacher en- \fr 'Tohn R k C°uld SOf>n have a census taken, il Vyberts: Nearl-V bouse there contains children.—Mr John Owen: Shall we hav e o )ui d a school ?—The Chairman I was ;td that re' if Mr R<>bem'* motion was car- I«lvMn ChSn i AlPProacl1 the trustees of the Wres- 1eyan Chapel there, and ask whether they would! I be p ei «rc d to let us have the temporary use of nns w"Ul!l [°r a 8ch001' and if «>• their XrtI Kd J«hn Owen: I second Mr i ■I take it that before carrying out the resolution there will be an inquiry made as to the number of children, and whether there are sumcient to occupy one teacher.—The motion was carried unanimously.—The Chairman then movec. the resolution he had previously ^ug- w^.i approaching tha trustees of the wesleyan Chapel. This also was passed un- animously. It was further agreed that the at- tendance officer should take a census of the dis- trict of the proposed school, which Mr Bone described as "Golfland, Klondike, and Dawson ¡ CIty" (laughter). THE NEW SCHOOL BOARD RATE.-The Clerk stated that he calculated that the ex- penditure of the board in respect of Llan- dudno parish during the coming. year would be £ 2321, that the income from grants, etc., would be JB934, and that the balance to be raised out of the rates would be £1386. He, therefore, advised that a pre- cept be levied upon the overseers of £ 1400. The Chairman formally moved that the precept for that figure be signed.—Mr John Owen That will be equal to a fivepenny rate.—The Clerk said it would, but it should'be recollected that last year the board only called for a penny rate. The amount of the precept last year was only JB250, from this parish.—Mr John jOwen I think that the education we give is very cheap at 5d'.—Mr Bone These schools are worth something.—The motion was generally agreed to.—Mr Bellis then stated that the amount due, according to his calculations from the parish of Eglwysflfios, was £ 207. It was agreed to issue I the precept for that amount—Mr Bone said that worked out at a llirie less than 5d in the pound. Tvi(Rl^rnHOr, CONTRIBUTION TO BE INCREASED.—The Chairman proposed that an application be made to the Board of Educa- tion for an order on the extra municipal portion of the parish of Eglwysrhos to contribute to- Ton' S6 eXPensestof the board in respect of 120 children instead of 80 as at present He said the matter was only a formal one, as it was in effect decided upon when it was found last year that the children in the Eglwvsrhos part of the district numbered considerably more than were paid for. It was onlv fair and right that the parish should pay for the actual num- ber of children received into the Llandudno schools. Twelve months ago there were at least 120 children from the Eglwysrhos parish, and he had no ooubt- now there were more but they wouid be satisfied if the number contri- buted for was raised to 120.—Mr Bone said he bad raised this question himself at the board when he lived in Llandudno, and he could not now consistently oppose it. though he was in effect now punishing himself.—The motion was carried unanimously. A letter was read Boarri 1 n' f" the clerk t0 the Conway r i1Guardians school attendance com- tendan' i eflLeCt that the saIarv of the at-. tendance officer who performed the duties of that increairl' of Kg^'ysrhos had been £ 5—The Chairman: It shoe leather n u°eS not pa-T for tbe man's John Roberts: 1 dTrl h irr T>ney ""ell.—The Chan-man added that when they considered what the officer had to do in visiting Penrhvnside and the other places in tne district- they would see how inadequate was the payment if the man was to do his duty. However, they would now have to leave the matter for a few months and then Commence another agitation.
I FOOTBALL COMBINATION. WREXHAM v. WITTON ALBION Played on Saturday. Result Wrexham. 2; Witton Albion, 0. NANTWICH v. CHESTER. Saturday, Nantwieh being the winners bv 4 to 1. WELLINGTON v. RHYL. This match, which was niaved on Saturday, resulted! in a tie of one goal each NEWTON-LE-WILLCWS v. BANGOR. Saturday, the result being a tie of four oals each. 0 ¡ BURSLEM PORT VALE v. OSWESTRY. 2. Saturday. Burslem Port Vale, 2; Oswestry, NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. CARNARVON v. HOLYHEAD. The home eleven gained a very easy win over their opponents at the Oval. Carnarvon, on. Sat. llrdav, for throughout it was apparent that they were by far the better team. There was a good gate. Bright sunshine and crisp frost prevailed. Carnarvon, won the tws. and went away with, a rush. Gregory scoring the first point ten minutes from the start. ° Ten min- utes later Roberts added a second, amidst ap- plause. Both sides afterwards attacked in turn, but neifher gained an advantage for a consider- able while. At length, the "visitors made » smart attack, and scored- This goal, however, Heard ought certainly to have prevented, as Pritchard.was some twenty yards awav when he took deliberate aim. an to the delight of the visitors supporters, the ball was seen to slip flirough the custodian's hands into the net. The homesters continued to have the best of the same, and kept Holyhead on the defensive, and on several occasions, the visitors' goal had very narrow escapes. Li made a run on the left.. and passing to Gregory, the latter swung the leather past the visitors' custodian, but the point was disallowed by the referee. From a huge kick from the middle of the grounds, Alf. Bennett struck the cross bar. and Elson rushing up. caught the return, and banged the ball into the net. Some spirited attacks were made on the visitors' left wing, but there oould have been nothing finer than the home defence, both Fred Jones and Trevor Williams repeatedly getting their side out of the diflicutiies. Half-time: Carnarvon, 3 goals: Holyhead. 1. The game in the latter portion deteriorated considerably, and the home players were frequentlv pulled "P by the referee for fouls. Play, however, went in favour of Carnarvon, who gave but few chances to their opponents. From a pass, Li sent a well-directed shot from the centre of the ground, which passed into the net. Then the visitors' citadel was. subject to a tremendous attack. Subsequently El son passed to Gregory, who. with only thp goalkeeper to heat. sent in a terrific shot, with which the Holyhead custod- ian had no chance to cope. After some mid- field play, T. Roberts, in a skirmish in the goal- mouth, recorded the sixth point for the home- sters. Ellis wa-s then conspicuous on the. left. and shooting from the left corner, the ball just tipped the toe of one of the visitors' backs, and glanced into the net. Then one minute before the whistle sounded, T. Roberts increased the Carnarvon score, the homesters running out victors by eight, coals to one. OTHER MATCHES. CARNARVON COUNTY SCHOOL v. RFAU- MARIS COUNTY SCHOOL. Played on the ground of the former, on Sat- urday. Result: Half-time: 4, Beaumaris C.S., 0. Final: Carnarvon C.S., 8 Beaumaris C. S., 0 PORTMADOC v. BANGOR U. C. N. W. The Bangor Collegians brought down their best team to play a. friendly game with Port- madoc. on Saturday. It was an ideal day for football, and there was a-^good number of spec- tators present. Bangor kicked off. facing the sun. in the first half. They at once pressed, and forced the home custodian to handle the ball. During the first half. the game was fairly even, the Collegians having the better of tb- exchanges on the whole. Half-time- arrived without anv score. The second half was a. re- petition of the first, both goals being visited. but the 'Varsity played the more vigorous and scientific game. Indeed, the combination of their front rank was a treat to watch, while Hopkins at back did splendid work for them. Within a quarter of an hour of the end, the 'Varsity scored a goal through Caldwell, the Poitmadoc goalkeeper having no chance to save. This was the only goal of the match, and tha 'Varsity thus gained a well-deserved victory by one goal to nil. The home forwards compared very unfavourably with the visitors' forwards, their passing being very often at fault. The feature of the game was the magnificent display of the hoime goalkeeper (R. Jones) who, time and ag'ain.. kept off the enemy. If it had not been for his plav, the defeat would probably have been much heavier. Mr R. LI. Evans officiated as referee. The teams were:—Ban- gOT U.C.N.W. Goal, E. P. Evans; backs, Hopkins and Lewis; halves, Fagan. Allen Jones, and Hewitt: forwards. Edmunds, E. Jones, Tudor Jones (ca-pt.). Caldwell, and Davies. Portmadoc: Goal. Robert Jones; backs. Rol. Jones and Rol. Hughes; halves, Robert Jones, J. R. Jones, G. Davies (cantaip) forwards, R. D. Roberts. W. Roberts, 0. Jones, A. Moseley Jones, and W. M. Jones. WELSH JUNIOR CUP- The draw for the third round of the Welsh Junior Curt has been. made as Hollows: — Flint or Rhyl Reserve v. Wrexham Victoria. Rhosrobin or Druids Resterve v. Oswestry Reserve or Whittington. All the other clubs have byes. The ties have to be played off on or before December 14th. Kick off at 2.30 p.m. prompt. The first-named clubs have choice of ground. For the fourth round, the draw is as follows :— Chirk Reserve v. Flint or Rhyl or Wrexham Victoria. Holyhead v. Singleton and Cole's. Bala Press v. Machynlleth. Broughton United Reserve v. Oswestry 'Re- serve or WTiit.tington or Rlmsrohiu or Druids. The ties have to be slaved off on or before January 18th. Kick off 2.30. p.m. prompt. The first-named clubs have choice- of ground. f'\ n
un Saturday, members of the Rhyl Urban District Council paid a visit to two sites of about ten acres in extent which it is proposed to offer to the Court of Governors of the University College of North Wales for the erection of the new college buildings. One site is located on the Ffrith and faces the sea, while the second is situate on Grange-road and in close proximity to the new Intermediate School.
On Monday, at Wrexham, Richard G. Lewis, of Hanhey, was charged with embezzling cer- tain moneys belonging to Messrs Crane and Sons, the well-known piano and organ manu- facturers. The prisoner was engaged as a tuner and collected money which he never accounted for. Prisoner was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour.
Points of Superiority. J van Ifoutei% ^>cot g is « More soluble More digestible | j More nourishing than any f 1 More delicious other. I More economical I What does this mean to the consumer? i Briefly, that being more soluble, the full benefit of the Cocoa i: |! is obtained. There is no waste. H 1 > Hence its economy in use. II ■> I i Being more digestible, the i whole of the valuable food t I properties of the Cocoa bean are I I easily assimilated, and the body II thereby nourished. j J I Being more delicious, the j| I taste never palls on the palate. I On the contrary, its exquisite natural flavor is both fresh and I refreshing. MIL m van Inow lqumpw tecoa t s I I Best & Goes Farthest. *• ———
LLANDUDNO AND DISTRICT NOTES. 6hould the Llandudno Urban District Coun- é) decide to defer the construction of the pro- posed Great Oime Marine-drive Tramroad for a period of years, would it not be well for the local authority to experiment upon letting the foIls bv contract to the highest tender? It is just possible—indeed, probable,—tli-afc it would be to the advantage of the ratepayers; and, from a. financial point rff view, a distinct gain. In any case, nothiag would be IlJstby advertis- ing for tenders. It is inconceivable how the council insist upon indulging in unnecessary luxury, and uncalled- for expenditure. Haif the electric light arc lamps along the front would foe quite suffioient Until the end of April or May. Colwyn Bay and other heolth resorts have curtailed their public lighting bill with immense advantage to the ratepayers, and without causing the least moconvenieThCe to the public. The members of tlte council, in common with other tradesmen, and tenants of hotels and private houses, have reduced the number of their lights. If they do this in their private capacity, what objection can there be to exercise the same thrift in regard to public affairs? Llandudno cannot afford to fritter away the money of the ratepayers. It is the slowest winter which we have experienced for years; and the number of our unemployed is greater than it has been for ft decade. Can it be the fact that all these lights are wasted in order to bolster Bp the revenue of the electee light concern? If so, it is very bad manage- ment. Our public men should' have some regard for the pockets of the ratepayers at large. "The architect informed me that he expects the contractor to be out of the Town Hall at the end of next month, certain I" Such were the words of Mr A. Con oily, the clerk to the urban district council, at a meeting of that au- thority on Monday. It is true that there has been some delay in the construction of the build- ing, but the character of the work is excellent, and a credit to Llandudno, as well as to Mr R. Luther Roberts. 'However, we all long to see the municipal buildings finished and occu- pied. But wlmt people will be most concerned about is the actual amount expended. The story will re[1d more like fiction t.han a record of fact m a council chamber of a, Welsh public bodv. Should "try novelist be in want of a plot, let him opply to me. A correspondent to a Liverpool contemporary states "that it is not at "11 likely that Bangor-- Mr David Owen and Mr R. Jones Roberts, soli- citors. notwithstanding.—will lose^ their hold on the University College of North 'Waies. and that Colwyn Bay and Llandudno can set their minds at ease in the matter." So far as Llandudno is concerned', the writer muist hnve misunderstood the position. The action, or the resolution, which the chairman of the council was a.utnor- ised to draft, was in support of locating tnat instiru+ion at- Llandudno Junction. In the mat- ter of education, Llandudno is not at all greedy, and this. no doubt, accounts for the fact. that the new home for the Countv School is making so little headway. While our elementary schools are efficient, it cannot, but. be a matter of regret that rh standard of exemption is so low. How- ever, this must be attributed to special circum- stances, and the conditions of life prevalent at most, li^ il^n resorts. Private schools are well supported by children whose parents have ample means. But the ladder between the elementary school* and hie County School is not turned to the advantage which the oromoters of the in- termediate school system harl in view. Continua- tion -,vere opened in the town, but proved a failure, as well as an expensive experiment. H,id the conifmmlty a strong desire for sound education, nuiblic opinion would, ere this. ha.ve ■compel'*1,; the council to provide a public library land reading-room. In fact. sucn a room ought, to been included -in the new municipal bnildingr*. In. different seasons,, lii^'h and exor- bitant rents, with their consequent heavy assess- ments end rates, have middle !rhe ratepayers shary as to taking the responsibility of any undertaking which they look upon more or less as «a luxury. This theory is fallacious, for they lose sight of the fact that such an institution would counteract other influences, and what it would ■cost in money would! be gained in a higher standard of life. A penny rate towards the maintenance of a, free library could be saved by the council., if they cared to, in many other ways. But to revert to the college question. The public men off Llandudno are not acting wildly. nor blindly, in the matter. When the college was located at Bangor, some of us knew full well that all seaside resorts were out of the question. Mr Mundella, for very good reasons, I have no doubt, declared as much. And any person who has any experience of college life will re-adily appreciate the objection. In sup- porting ^Llandudno Junction, the public author- ity of Llandudno had no other object in view than to localise the college in a central position for the whole of North Wales. It is a quiet and healthy suburb, and easy of access. Indeed, it is an ideal position, and much superior to the Bishop's Park at Bangor; while the site could be bought for about one-sixth of what the syndicate is asking for the latter. To have the college established at Llandudno or Colwyn Bay is utterly impracticable, and the inhabitants of the former town, at least, do not expect it. The special Act of Parliament applied for by the Colwyn Bay Urban District Council may have an important bearing on the fuiture of Llandudno. The Bay people intend to discharge their sewerage into the sea at Rhos. Whether the tidal currents will carry the deposits out to sea. or land it to some degree on our shores, is a question of the first importance to Llan- dudno. The council did well in authorising Mr Stephenson, C.E.. to take tidal observa- tions. But they should have gone further, and instruct their solicitor to take any steps he might think proper to protect the interests of the Queen of Watering-places. It is not even now too late. This may be a matter of life and death to Llandudno, and it is* to be hoped that we shall not indulge in false economv. The ways of the law are various. Did not somebody say that it was easier to drive a car- riage-an d-f our through English laws (he must have had the licensing laws in his mind) than along London 'Bridge. At the Llanrwst Petty Sessions, on Monday, there was a particular in- stance of how the police can persuade the ma- gistrates that such-and-such is the law. A certain man had been summoned for falsely re- presenting himself to be a bona-fide traveller at the Crescent Inn. Glanconway, on Sunday, the 17th inst. It was stated that the defendant, who did not appear, had walked the requisite three miles, and Stained some refreshments at the Conway Vale Hotel. That being so. Supt. Jarvis maintained that he was no longer a bona- fide traveller, and had no right, in law. to receive refreshments again, at the Crescent Inn. The Bench convicted. Some time ago, a number of volunteers were up before the Llandudno Boneli. They had travelled from Liverpool on the Sunday, were detrained at Deganwy. where they also obtained refreshments and, subsequently, walked to Llandudno, where they again partook of victuals at the Harrington Hotel. The magistratea. dismissed the cast1. In the first case, the justices, by their decision, said that. the defendant, in consequence of his having obtained refreshments at the Conway Vale Hotel, had changed his domicile to Glan- conway: while the Llandudno iBenuh maintained that the domicile of the volunteers for the Sun- day in question wa« at, Liverpool. The point, which is a very debatable one. has never been tried i,n the High Court. Who will secure one L by appealing? # ♦ Mr Fitzsimmons has scored once more. The Hi ah Court has decided that he is not to pay the costs of the recent arbitration in which he 11 was also successful. The leaseholders of Llan. oudno have now an object lesson of the most striking character as to the value of an inde- pendent and self-respecting spirit such as has been sadlv wanting in the past amongst them. It will be remembered that a year ago Mr I Fitzsimmons applied for the renewal of the per- petually renewable lease of the Montpelier Hotel and other premises. A fine of J32500 was demanded. He offered a much lower figure. This was rejected and arbitration ensued. On the 11th of Julv. the umpire published his award, in which he declared, that in his opinion, the improved value of the premises "amounted in the aggregate to the sum of £ 633 10s." This latter figure, it must be under- stood, is the annual improved value of the pre- mises. Forty years of the lease had expired at the date of the renewal. Then the fine to be paid for renewing the lease, according to the scale included in the deed, was to be two and six seventh-years' purchase, which, roughly, amounted to £ 1800. or about P,500 less than the price asked. Then the question of costs arose. One would have supposed that the Mostvn authorities would have paid up quietly. But no; it was contended that Mr Fitzsimmons, though victor, should pay the costs. The Mostyn argument was based on the following clause in the lease:- "And also that the lessors, their heirs, or assignees, will. at any time during the said term, upon the request and at the costs of the lessee, his executors, and administrators, or assignees, and on payment. by him of a fine calculated according to the table here- under written -upon the number of years of the said term which have expired, and the full improved annual value of the premises at the time of such renewal (such value to be determined bv the said surveyor, or at the option of the lessee by the award of two referees or their umpire) renew or cause to be renewed the said term for a further term of 75 years from the date of such re- newal at the like rent, and subject to the like covenants and conditions, as are herein re- served and contained, including this present covenant for renewal." The contention of Mr Fitzsimmons was that 1 the "costs" referred to the actual cost of re- newing the deed, in addition to the fine. But the Mostyn authorities argued that it meant all costs relating to the renewal of the instrument— arbitration included. They also maintained that the umpire had no discretionary powers to deal with the question of costs at all. It was to decide this point that an application was made to the High Court, which, as we have said. has decided in favour of Mr Fitzsimmons. He and his legal advisers (Messrs Chamberlain and Johnson) are to be highly congratulated on the result. The local leaseholders owe them a debt of gratitude which they cannot easily repay.
CONWAY NOTES The ingenuous complaint which appeared in the "Whispers" of the "Herald," last week, about the stopping of the trains at Llandudno Junction during wet weather outside the covered portion of the station was a. timely matter, and I would like to supplement it, as a Conwayite who travels pretty frequently between Conway and Deganwy by train. The railway company, and not their servants, I presume, are to blame for the bay platforms are too short for the trains to be run right in if the engines are to come out via the points near the hydraulic buffers without having to back the trains out before this operation is performed. Thus, the drivers who are pressed for time, pull clear of the points, and the travelling public who have to leave the trains are obliged to go through the rain or snow, as the case may be. What, the company should do is to lengthen the roofs so that they will extend to the very ends of the platforms, and the cause of much grumbling will then be removed. As the com- pany keep the ironwork and timber for roofing in stock, and always work to one pattern, the opera- tion now recommended would not be much trouble to the officials, and the expense would not be great. While I am on the subject of the railway, I would add some other points which need atten- tion. Persons changing trains at the Junction are very much assisted, especially during the winter season, by the bills indicating the plat- forms from which the Llandudno trains start. There is one other matter, however, which should be attended to in the interests of strangers. That is the notice boards fixed up on the bridge. These don't clearly state where the Llandudno trains start from. Supposing somebody strange to the station were directed to go from the "down" side, over the bridge, for the Llandudno train, such a person would read the notices on the bridge, and not finding any reference to Llandudno on that opposite the steps leading to the "up" side would conclude that he had to go further on, to the other steps which are really the route from the station. The notice that this latter is the "way out," moreover, is located quite in the roof of the bridge, and is not so prominent as it should be, so that, especially at night, it is liable to be overlooked. Again, the general impression of persons quite strange to the station is that there is a third platform to be reached down the far steps, in addition to the exit. I have known visitors and others extremely puzzled to dis- cover where the booking office of the station was situated, and no notice is to be seen on the bridge or elsewhere telling passengers where to find that indispensable department of the institution. So, people who have to re-book at the Junction a.re frequently annoyed by having to explore the entire territory in their search for the place in which the company expect them to deposit the amount of their railway fares. It would be a good' defence to a charge of travel- ling without a ticket from Llandudno Junction Station, to say that the accused was not assisted by the company in finding the office where the fare should be paid, and that he did not feel disposed to emulate the achievements of Mr H. M. Stanley. According- ly, the best thing the company can do is to place at. the exit end of the bridge in question a sign- board bearing the words, "Way Out and Booking Office Only," and then people ordered over the bridge for Llandudno will see that the only stair- case open for them to descend is the first- one. There will then be a great deal less unpleasant- ness when a large number of strangers are about. ■ H I now shift the venue of this "court of common causes" to Deganwy. and beg to charge the Lon- don and North-Western Railway Co. with starv- ing the passengers who desire to proceed from the station at Denganwy towards Llandudno Junction. There is a shelter from the blast on the down side of the line, though I am not at the moment of writing sure whether it is warmed I with fire or not. Fire they certainly have some- times on the up side, but it is Situated in a room winch has two doors in it, so that in cold weather the draught cuts like a knife. As the company for their own convenience put a new door in this room some year or so ago, thus spoiling it entirely for waiting-room purposes in winter, they should now add' a new waiting-room in the form of a wing to the building on the south side, or else they should set aside a portion of the house which, adjoins the other part of the station premises. -=-=-:
HOLYHEAD BOARD OF GUARDIANS. TUESDAY. — Mr J. Lloyd Griffith in the! chair.—The. clerk reported that the following 1 sums had been paid in out-door relief durino- the last fortnight:—Holyhead, £ 76 to 316 paupers, decrease of £ 4 on the corresponding period last year; Aberffraw. £ 49 to 178 paupers, increase of JM; Bodedern, JB46 to 200 paupers, decrease of JBI 15s. Balance in treasurer's hand, JB571. There were 69 inmates in the house, against 64 last year.—Mr R. Gardner, J.P., proposed a vote of -condo,e-nc/ with the family of the late Mr Robert Jones,, Cefncaerfor, who en- tered the Boardroom at the same time as him- self, 17 years ago, and who had always carried out his duties as a guardian in an upright and t straightforward manner —Mr R. Chambers se- conded.—The Chairman spoke of the honest endeavours of the late member to carry out the difficult duties of a guardian.—The vote was passed in silence.-A letter was read from Miss Edwards, assistant secretary to the Anglesey Branch Welsh Industries Association, suggest- ing that. classes in wicker basket making should be held for the little boys in. the Valley Work- house. Lessons would be given free, and no expense would be incurred.—Miss Jones, Bod- feirig, Aberffraw, has kindly consented to take ■charge of the classes.—The suggestion, at the proposal of Miss Roberts, was "adopted.
PROCTOR AND RYLAND'S I ROOT PRIZES. The awards in the forty-eighth annual com- petitions for the prizes offered by Messrs Proctor and Ryland, of Birmingham and Chester, for the best crops of swede turnips and mangold wurtzel grown with the aid of their prepared manures have just been issued, and it will be seen from the following particulars that although the season has been unfavourable some good crops have been grown, the first prize for man- golds being awarded to a competitor who has more than seventy-two tons per acre, and some of the swede prizes going to competitors with crops of over forty tons. These weights are good evidence of the advantages obtained by using a first-class fertilizer, and at a time when there are so many reports of the partial or total failure of root crops, the returns in general may be considered quite satisfactory. Mr Edward Davies, of Whittington Hall, Stourbridge, acted as judge, and the following is a copy of his awards:— District 1.—Class A.-Five acres of swedes upon any farm in the counties of Hereford, Salop, Stafford, Warwick, Worcester, Glouces- ter, Berkshire, Hants, Surrey, Oxford, Bucking- ham, Hertford, Bedford, Northampton, and Huntingdon 1st, 15gs., Mr Septimus Timmis, Charnes Old Hall, Eccleshall, 27 tons 6 cwts. 1 qrs. 20 lbs. per acre; 2nd, 10gs., Mr Wm. Nunnerley, Kenwick, Ellesmere, Salop, 26 tons 3 owts. 1 qr. 11 lbs.; 3rd, 5gs., Mr F. B. Sharrod, Newport, Salop, 24 tons 10 cwts. 2 qrs. 24 lbs. District 2.-Class B.-Five acres of swedes upon any farm in Cumberland, Westmcreland, York, Lancaster, Lincoln, Nottingham, Leices- ter, Rutland, Derby, Chester, Flint, Denbigh, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Radnor, Montgomery, and Anglesey: 1st, 15gs., Mr Owen Lewis, Llan- gefiji, Anglesey, 45 tons 2 cwts. 0 qrs. 16 lbs. per acre 2nd, lOgs, Mr John Griffiths, Bryn, Car- narvon, 41 tons 10 cwts. 2 qrs. 24 lbs. 3rd, 5gs., Mr Wm. Morris, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, 39 tons 8 cwts, 2 qrs. 8 lbs. Class C.-Five acres of swedes upon any farm in England or Wales: 1st, lOgs., Mr Levi Lawrence, Market Drayton, 21 tons 11 cwts. 1 qr. 20 lbs. per acre; 2nd, 5gs., Mr John Perry, Oswaldkirk, York, 20 tons 12 cwts. 0 qrs. 16 lbs. Class D.-Two acres of mangolds upon any farm in England or Wales: 1st, 15gs., Mr Fredk. Casswell, Dunsby, Spalding, Lines., 72 tons 4 cwts. 1 qr. 4 lbs. per acre 2nd, lOgs., Mr Henry Harker, Redhill, Surrey, 70 tons 18 cwts. 2 qrs. 8 lbs.; 3rd, 5gs., Mr Chas. Mynors, Sudbury, Derby, 70 tons 4 cwts. 1 qr. 4 lbs.
We understand that Dr Robert Arthur Wil- liams, of Ogmore Vale, sou of Mr W. P. Wil- liams, of Carnarvon, has been made a county magistrate for Glamorganshire. 'LINSEED COMPOUND' cures Coughs and Colds. Gives immediate relief. 9fd and 13 £ d>