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GOVERNMENT AND QUARRY ROYALTIES. In the House of Commons on Thursday, Mr Ellis Davies asked the Secretary of the Treasury whether attention had been called to the fact that whilst royalties on slate quarries on Crown property in North Wales were between 2s lOd and 3s 5d per ton, the average royalty on quarries on private pro- perty was between 2s and 2s 6d; and whether he would have an inquiry made into the scale of royalties on Crown property. Mr Hobhouse gave the following written answer: The Crown royal- ties charged on slates are in near- ly all cases charged in the form of a percentage on the sums realised by the sale of the slates. Consequently they rse and fall with the fluctuations of the market, and when prices are low lessees get the bene- fit of an automatic reliction. The whole question of the royalties on the principal Crown quarries in Carnarvonshire was very carefully and thoroughly gone into by the Commissioners of Woods five vears ago at the request of the lessees. The case of each quarry was considered and dealt with on ita merits. Considerable concessions were made, and the lessees united in expressing their appreciation of the fair spirit in which their applications had been met.
STREET ACCIDENT SEQUEL JUDGE AND THE DUTY OF PEDESTRIANS. j At the Llanrwst County Court before r His Honour Judge Moss, Susannah Jones, 1, Conway Terrace, sued W. Williams, Henblas Dairy Farm, Llanrwst, for damages for injuries. The plaintiff deposed that on April 24 last year she crossed Conway TeTrace in order to purchase milk from a float, and while re-crossing the road the defendant's milk-float ran into her, with the result that she sustained severe injuries to one of her limbs. As a consequence she j had to visit a Liverpool specialist on five occasions, and had not yet recovered from the accident.—Dr Thompson Hill stated tnat he examined the plaintiff on April 24th, 1906, and found that she was suffering from a severe ankle sprain and from shock.— Hi3 Honour, without hearing any evidence for the defence, gave judgment for the de- fendant with costs. There was no evidenec of carelessness on the part of the defendant and it was the duty of pedestrians to look about them and watch their opportunity to cross thoroughfares with safety. I I
I BROTHERLY LOVE. CAS'E OF ASSAULT DISMISSED AT CONWAY. At the Conway Police Court on Monday, Robert Wi.liams, Coed Sadwrn, Dolgarrog, charged John Williams, Sigian, Tfefriw, and William Williams, Coedybrain, Llan- rwst, his brothers, with assault. Mr J. D. Jones, for the complainant, stated that an ill-feeling had existed between Robert and William, which culminated in the defendants going up to the comp:^inant's house on the 19th of April. Some words I passed between them, and W. Williams hit complainant, and John used threatening lan- guage towards Robert. i When the complainant was cross-exa- mined by Mr E. Davies Jones, Mr J. D. Jones chimed in with the observation "that the notice to quit received by the complain- ant was no good," whereupon Mr Davies Jones said, "You mind your own business." I Mf J. D. Jones: And you mind yours (laughter and sensation among the justices). I The justice dismissed the cåse.
THE DISESTABLISHMENT BILL. I. At a meeting of the Churchpeople of Pwll- heli, Mr William Roberts, Llys Gwyrfai. presiding, the following resolution was un- animously adopted :—"That this meeting of the Churchpeople of Pwllheli protests against the Disestablishment Bill, as it will embitter our unhappy divisions, and perpetuate a sense of injustice that wi'l be injurious to social peace and the spiritual interests of Wales. And we further protest against be- ing deprived of our religious liberty by the attempt to sever us from our present union with the Church in England, and against the alienation of endowments given to the Churchtfor the maintenance of religious ser- vices and ministration, which have been so used from their origin up to the present time."
A BANKRUPT TRIO 1 UNPROFITABLE QUARRY VENTURES At Festiniog Bankruptcy Court, on Wed- nesday, before the Registrar (Mr Thomao Jones), William Pritchard Williams, Taly- waen, Penmachno, a quarryman, appeared for examination. He estimated his liabili- ties,at £1,080 4s, and his assets at JB305 3s, leaving a deficiency of JS775 Is. The receiv ing order was made on the debtor's petition, and he was adjudicated bankrupt on the 10th March on his own application. The bankrupt said be was fifty-seven years i.i age, and in 1892 became a director of the Bugail Slate Quarry Company, the capital of which he stated was £ 1,900. He held three £ 50 shares in it, fully paid up, and a fourth share of £ 50 bought for £ 48. Money was advanced to the company on promissory notes, which the bankrupt, and two other quarrymen directors appointed by the others to sign the documents, signed, and became jointly and severally liable. The debtor said that in ,this Jwa-v he became liable, with the other three directors, for £1,040. He was sued by the holder of one of such notes, and, in consequence there- of, filed his petition. He himself advanced the company B100 on a similar note signed by himself and the other directors. He esti- mated his household expenses since 10th March, 1907. at L1310, and the joint loss as shareholder and guarantor in working the slate quarry at JB745 Is. The case was ad- journed to enable the debtor to furnish ac- counts for the last two years, and the bal- ance sheet of the quarry. Peter Roberts, Cwm. Penmachno. another quarryman and director for the same quarry, estimated his deficiency at JB629 13s, which had been caused by his joining the vih,,)' bankrupt in signing the promissory notes for the quarry, and becoming jointly liable. He said that he was illiterate, but had been chairman of the directors for twelve months. This case was also adjourned. William Samuel Roberts, Fronoleu, Tany- grisiau, Blaenau Festiniog, who returned his liabilities at £ 1,447 19s 5d, and assets at L223 13s, leaving a deficiency of £ 1,224 6B 5d, alleged as the cause of failure paying high interest for money lent, depression in trade, loss on bad debts, loss in wages and money advanced to the Glyn Quarry Com- pany, and depression in va'"ue of his free- hold property. He was forty-five years of age, and a quarryman, and also a shop- keeper,and had carried on business as grocer, flour, and coal dealer at Meirion House, Tanygrisiau, for eighteen years.—The case was adjourned to enable the debtor to pro- duce further accounts.
EXTENSIVE FIRE. •(■Special T-eltgram to the "Herald,) London, Friday. The flooied warehouse of the Oxford Uni- versity !Press in Aidersgate-street, London, was completely gutted by fire this morning, tie neighbouring buildings having narrow escapes despite the work of two hundred firemen. The damage is estimated over £ 30,000.
TO HONOUR THE CHANCEILLOR. There is a movement among the rank and file of the Eighty Club to ask Mr Lloyd- George to a luncheon or dinner in order" to celebrate his courageous Budget. The din- ner to the Prime (Minister will take place -In July 22, with Mr Haldane in the chair.
IN CASE OF STRIKE. Special Telegram to the "Hera'd." Paris, Friday. The Echo states that the Government -will prosecute ail postal officials of the syn- dicate which is declared illegal. The Gov- ernment is making the most e aborate pre- parations in case of strike, including a. com- prehensive pigeon post.
HOLYHEAD VICAR AND THE HERALD MALICE AND VEXOM A MARKET ABLE COMMODITY. The Rev. T. Edw in Jones, M.A., the Vicar of Holyhead, replies as follows to sqme comments which appeta,red in the correspond- ence oolumns of the "Heraid" upon the practice oti street ictollecfring in aid of the local curates' fmnd — "Some few months agjq co.T tecting cards for the Assistant Clergy Fund were guven out amoaigst the scholars of St. Se^rioTg Sunday SluhooA. Though this was a new vetature. on our pad, yet the result far exceeded our most salligu-lne expectatioixs. The sum col-ected by this school alone amounted to L7 10s Id,, which is most sat.s-i,actory, considering that the collectors had oMy four or five months to do the.f work in. This is a system which is adopted not only in very many well organ- ised parishes 'both ki England and Wales, but ? practised by very many excellent phi Jan t/hropic sooietiei*, such as Dr Barnardo's and others.; and experieimoe proves that it has been a success wherever it has been tried. Of course no human system is perfect, and the religious Pharisee of the present day, like his prototype in the time of our Lord, who strains ait a gnrut and almost daiily swallows a camel, cannot be restrained from ma ligning this or. any other human system, and more especially so wheal his nualiSce and vonom. can be made a. jnArbetabLe commcillty." We have no desire to take advantage of our position as the best known, most widely read paper in Holyhead, in order to etnter into a mud-slitnigjijiig .contest with the Vicar of the gterllsh, for to iindulge in a fusi'ade of inveo tiva and verbali hemorrhage proves nothing except the weakness of the wordy one's case. At the same time the ooncludilng sentence of the Vocar's must be dealt with, and we witsh the people of Hiolyhead and others to under- stand (1) that the letters on th's questk>in, which appeared in the Herald," were not written by anyone connected with the paper f2) that if the Vicar desired to put his side of the question, the columns of the "Herald" were, and still are, open to him or any friends who wish to reply upon the question of the Cfergv Funfd, or any of the other top.es, in respect of wh.fch there has been cntrc:.sm in our corresponding columns (3) that while it is a'ways better for correspondents to s" gn their names for publication beneath the let- ters they write, it is the unversal custom to insert 'in newspapers- letters bearing upon matters oft publ'fc interest, provided the names and addresses of the writers are en- closed as a. guarantee of good faith; (4) that no one receiives payment from this paper for displaying malice and venom (5) that no one who is paid bv this paper ha.s used these columns for d'lsplaytog malice and' venom against the Vicar of Holyhead; on the con- trary he has >a £ twavs had fairplay in the "Herald." anH will, like everyone ese, continue to have it; (6) that if the Vtoar of iHolvhead :s not yet satisfied, he can- write to us and we will' print his .letters im tuil, together with our reply-
W0T0B BOAT tfOVENTURE ANXIETY AT 'HOLYHEAD TURNED TO JOY. An exciting motor boat adve-nturc, befel a number of well-known residents ot Holyhead this week. Mr Artnur Watkmson, of Scratby, recently purchased a motor boat 25 feet long, called the "Wanderer" from •Mr Heap, of Ring's End', Dublin, and has been trying its powers in the Bay. He in- vited Councillor J. Oay, Mr W. Oliver Thomas, and a Mr Jones for a trip this week, and they started about two o clock in the afternoon for Cemaes. They arrived there, and then decided to go on to Amlwch port, where they had tea. Their thirst for aa/venture wad not yet satiated and they went further on in the direction of Red Wharf Bay, turirng the boat's head for home about s&vcn o'clock. Suddenly, the wind sprang up, and very soon it was blowing a fresh gale, and when off Carmel Point an extremely heavy sea was running, into which the gallant lit'1 craft thrust her nose with an almost human joy. The position of the boat's occupants was not an over pleasant one, but tho.y pluckily kept on toward Holyhead. On snore much anxiety prevailed, for Mr Watkin^on had promised to be home by about six o'clock. Glasses were levelled toward Ciarmel Point, but nothing could be seen except a suces- sion of great waves. The coastguards com- municated with the Breakwater, and the Skerries lightkeepers were telephoned tn, but no news of the boat was to hand. A telephonic message was sent to Cemaes, and a reply was received that the boat had left there about three o'clock. The advisability of sending out the steam lifeboat was being discussed about ten o'clock, when the wel- come news arrived from the breakwater that the boat was coining into the Harbour. Mr Westcott, the lightkeeper, had observed the gallant little boat, which was being steered with splendid nerve and judgment by Mr Watkinson, and piloted by Councillor Clay, and sang out asking if all was well. The answer was "Yes," and' Mr Westcott Immediately telephoned to the coastguard station. There was quite a large crowd on shore waiting to welcome the little party after their exciting adventure. Thq motor boat behaved splendidly, and did the run from off Amlwch port to Holy- head in the teeth of the gale in two bours Mid forty minutes*
CARNARVON PULPIT SUPPLIES t I' CALVIN ISTIC METHODISTS. Engedi: Simon P. Evans, Birkenhead. Moriah: Ro. Morris, Dolgelley. Beulah: W. R. Jones, Llanfairfechan. Shiloh J. Gwvnoro Davies, Barmouth. Castle Square: D. J. Williams, Bangor. INDEPENDENTS. Sa'em College Student. Pendref: Bryniog Roberts. BAPTIST. Caersalem: Bangor College Student. WESLEYANS. Ebenezer: E. Roberts, Penisa'rwaen. Castle Street: C: H. iBrown, Holyhead. FREE CHURCH OF WALES. Ov £ S0gT; John Jones.
iProfeS'Sor Tom Jones, M.A., of GJaegOVtj- who is frequently mentioned as a likely Labour catnd-'date for Merioneth, addressed meetitncr under the auspices of the Indepeildr' ent Labour Party at Festiniog on Tuesday tn'ight.
BIRTHS MARRIAGES & DEATHS BIRTHS. jOB-April 16th, at Llwyndyrus Rhos.. trvfan, to Joshua and Ellen Job, 9 daughter—ifrst-born. LkR R I -A, GE, S. HUGHES—HUGH'ES—April 24, at Capei y Beirdd, Lleyn, Mr Willie Hughes, Gwernddwyryd, to Misi Jtnnie Hughegj Coedcoedy. WILLIAMS—EVANS—April 26, at Ebei*, ezer, Portmadoc, Mr John WUliamg, Bodvean Stores, N^v r.Uuet, to Mus M. 'E. Evans, Madoc Street.—both ot Porto madoc. DEATHS. WILLIAMS—April 29, -Mrs Annie Gather* ine Williams, Denwyn House, Llan« beris (26). WILLIAMS—April 27, at Clynnog, aged 63 years, Ellis VV illiams, formerly of 4a2 Cedar Grove, Liverpool. JONES—April 30, Mrs Jones, Berth Aur, Penllech, Tydweiliog. HUGHES-April 30, at Trywervn View, Bala, aged 81 years. Owen Hughes, lata Deputy Chief 'Constable of Merioneth. ELLIS—April 30, at Bryn y Pin, Caerhuo* near Conway, aged 79 years, Catherine, widow of the late Owen Ellis. GRilFFTH-May 3, Captain Griffith,, Dyffryn, Cardiff Road, Pwllheli, aged 54* Interred at Bethel. Penrhos, on Thursday, ROBERTS—May 4th, at the age of 73 years, Thomas Owen Roberts, Glasfryn House* Penygroes, ROBERTS—On the 6th inst, at Brynteg, Menai Bridge, Mary "Elizabeth Dew, thfl beloved wife of John Roberts, M.D., íd her 61st year.-
FOR 1 SPECIAL TERMS FUNERALS. GOLDEN GOAT, CARNARVON. MONUMENTS. LARGEST STOCK IN WALES. Before Buying Call at HUGH JONES, MARBLE WORKS, CARNARVON. The Trade supplied with sawn Angleaej; Stone-Curbing, also Slate Lintela up to 12 feet lonfr. MONUMENTS. Large Stock. RICHARD WILLIAMS, LLANFAIRFECHAN AND LLANGEFNI, EVANS A JONES, HELEN'S ROADh (Quay) CARNARVON. Estimates given fo* Stone Dressing 011 Buildings. Monumental Maeon^. Granite, Marble and Stone. Rti)nfIJII RPnnvated. Printed and Published foj th« Proprietor by Picton Davies; at the "Herald" n««Z Castle Square^ CaraarToo,
DECLINE OF THE SLATE TRADE LESS THAN 1,000 TONS SHIPPED AT CARNARVON IN THREE MONTHS. Tliv quantity of slates shipped at Car- narvon port (which includes Portdincr- rwic) during the first quarter of this year is much less than during the corresponding period of 1908, despite the fact that that year was an exceptionally poor one. The following are the figures;- Tons. Month of March, 1909. 6,359 Month of March, 1908. 5,127 Increase 212 Jan., Feb., and March, 1909 11,209 Jan., Feb., and March, 1908 12,674 Decrease. 1,465 The quantity of slates shipped from Car- narvon town only was under 1,000 tons:
LLOYD GEORGE AND MEGAN WELSH HOUSEHOLD IN DOWNING- STRiEiET. Writing of Mr. Lloyd George and h:,s little daughter in M.A.P. Mr T. P. O'Conncr says that nobody knows Mr. Lloyd George who lias not seen h's domestic as well' as his public life. ^e ^ys, a simple home, even though it finds i^elf in the splendid opulence of 11, Dowming-stree-t. A 0: young Welsh girls -att-end to the small wants of the little household; and there is aliso a. gfsod- natured, rosy cheeked young Iri-h bey, who found his wia.v from Ulster to Cr.tccieth, Lloyd George's Welsh home, and from Cru. aieth was promoted to the service of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. "Thif, youjig IiV-sh ¡boy, good-natured, wiU.hg. soft vo-oed, just gave that final b t of colour to the home of a great Celt like L'yd Gtearge which. was a certain fini-h/ag and. symmetrical touch to the whole s'anple Celtic surroundings of the man. And of that heme the br ghte.-t, the pret- tiest, most fasc nat-Ing figure is Megan. Wh0 is Megan? It "s a question whtch Megan her- se:é would find it hard to answer. To the world she is Lloyd George's youngest daugh ter-w.th far long curls of hair, with blue eyes. But this is only the obvious, Megan lives i.n a strange. :,mag:nat/ vo world of her own, in which her personality becomes almost as much of a puzzle to her- eelif as to others.. She ha.< childhood's extra- ordinary power of creating a world of dreams which 1,S as real to her as the world of reality and im that world she assumes mJllY different shapes. At one t me she is Kate—and as Kate hg io a domest c servant; and agaisi in thatcapa- city she comes, with her babv face, :in tha early morning with a cup ci tea to her father's guests :;n the little hou-e at Brighten. where LIDyd fGe(,r.-I-e pen ds week-ends. But later on in the day she, becomes th-oughtful-and then she is Dorothy Jones. Dorothy Jones is supposed t.:> be a. students at the big girl's' school near Brighton, called Roedean, where, a<a matter of fact, Megan's elder sister is at present study ing. And then th'« Protean young lady drops her other rales, and becomes Megan L'nyd Oecrge but she does not forget to talk to you about her other perToeiaUt'e-' how Kate wifl fee you again the following morn;ng early, how Dorothy Jones may come to tea, and how Megan Lloyd George wii.il certainly be at supper. "You will see her in the pctogrn.ph taken of Lloyd George the other day. when he was so cordialhr greeted by the German working- men leaders in St. James's Park. And al- ready she has added to the number of the memorable, sayings of childhood, with their stra-nge, uncanny wisdom, as though they realised the words of the poet and were_ trail- clouds of glory from Heaven, which, is their home. There is a Welsh proverb, said her father to Megan one day, which says that there are two ba.d payerv—one who never nq.ys, and one who pays too soo-n. there a th:Td. papa.' asked t-hns wnstful Kittle cbt:M, with a characteristic smile on her face, the man who pavs back? Such five year old Megan, wath already ss bg a fund of humour and •imagination &; her dis- tinguished father."
TERRITORIAL NEWS 6bh BI. R.W.F. EiXTTRAiCTS iFROM BATTALION ORDERS. The commanding officer wishes all ranks of the Battalion to know how very pleased the General Officer Commandin,g Welsh Divi- sion was, with what he saw when inspecting occmpany headquarters on 19th .:md 20th April, 1900, and with the general turn out and appearance of the three companies he jo&pected on parade. The General Officer (Commanding was particularly pleased with The steadiness of the men on par-ade, and the smart way in which they turned out. The Commanding Officer hopes that all ranks erf the battalion will do their best during the ensuing drill season, so that, at the inspec- tion in camp by the General Officer Com- manding IWelsh Division he will be still better .pleased with the drill and turn out of the battalion. Sergeant M. E. Smith, C Company, Peny- groes, is promoted to be Colour-Sergeant, Private 'Harold Williams, A Company, Car- narvon, to be sergeant and appointed trans- fpiort eeiigeant. Private J. Rowlands, G Company", PwLlheli. to be Lance-sergeant. Pri-vat-o -AL. Owen, B Company, Llanberis, to be lance corporal. The undermentioned have been awarded thie "Territorial Force Efficiency Medal: Qr.-iMastex Sergeant T. O. Morgan, Car- narvon; Corporal H. J. Williams and Pta. W Jones, Portmadoc; Cr.-Sergeant G. J. Grimhs. Seigt. R. Owen, Pte. R. J. Parry, and R. J. Owens, Penygroes*; iScrgt. T. T. Williams, Pt-eis. R. R, Williams, W. Owen,, and R. Griffiths, Lkinberis; Pte. ¥.. Roberts .atMi.Sergt. 0. Williams, 'Conway; Cr.-Sergt. T. Jones, Pwllheli; Sergts. ,S. Bail, N. J. Campbell, J. H. Rees, E. R. Jones, L- &rgt.. E. E. Smith, Corpl. T. Hempenstaill, 'Pfcee. W. J. Cannon and R. C. Jones. Holy- head.—fSd.) C. R. C. Hill, Captain and Ad- jutant 6th B, R.W.F.
NEW PIER FOR TALYFOEl J LOCAL GOVERNMENT INQUIRY AT CARNARVON. RATEPAYERS' OPPOSITION. On Thursday, Mr A. !W. Brightmore, D.Sc., M.Inst. C. E. Local Government Board inspector, held a public inquiry a.t Carnarvon into the application of the Town Council for the approval of 'the Board to the ■borrowing of a loan for the purpose of erect- ing a ilow-water landing stage at Tailyfoel. There were present the Mayor, several mem- bers olf the Town Council, the town clerk, and a few ratepayers, with Mr Blake Tho- mas, representing Mr E. R. Lester, who has. tendered for the construction of the pier, and Mr C. A. Jones, who opposed the ap- plication on behalf of the Ratepayers' Asso- ciation, and Mother ratepayers. Mr tR. 0. Roberts (town clerk) said that. the amount now applied for was JS500. Tin* contract amounted to JB490, while £10 ai iowance was being made for incidents, charges. The present low-water landing stage, which was a wooden one, was in a very dilapidated condition, and had been considerably affected by a gale during the 'ast winter. The Ferry tOowmitt-ee had .made an inspection, and pronounced the pier unsafe. They considered it irreparable, and had recommended the Council to accopt the tender of Mr E. R. Lester to erect a ferro concrete stage for JS490. With the excep- tion of one member, the Council were 'unani- mous in their decision to accept this tender. The passenger traffic had not increased during recent years, but the traffic in heavy goods was on the increase. The pier was to ;be made particularly suitable to cope with the latter kind of traffic. It was also intended to construct it in such a manner as to be available for heavy traffic at all states of the tide. In the present dangerous con- dition of the low-water landing stage all heavy traffic to that stage had to be sus- pended, and the high water stage was not available at ':111 times of the day, which linflicted .grea-t hardship on farmers and others, many of whom had to go round Menai Bridge to reach their destinations. Applications had also been received from many farmers for permission to take their :gocd.s across at their own risk. These, of course, had .to be refused owing to Ithe dangerous condition of the landing stage. The Council were convinced that a stage constructed of ferro concrete would be the most durable and the cheapest. In reply to Mr C. A. Jones, Mr Roberts said that the new pier would be erected on precisely the same site as the old one. The Council had a perfectly legal right to erect j it on this silte. Mr E. T. Hall (borough surveyor) stated that in his opinion the present low water landing stage would not bear new timber- ing. The piles were very bad, and the effect of putting new timber in would, ibe to loosen the whole structure. He considered the tender of Mr Lester a very reasonable one. The teftder specified that the strength of the ipier would be sufficient to cany a load ai from two to three tons on 'four wheels. •Cross-examined by Mr C. A. Jones He had seen a load of two tons 01 hay on a Jorry on the present pier. Mr Jones I never in my life saw a cart there. Has .there been any proposal to get a pier at Trefarthen that would suit steamers and be available at all tides? Mr Hall Thepe is no path leading from the place, and if the pier were erected a. mile of first-class road would have to be made. lit would never be a low-water pier. ■Mr Jones Have any letters been received v'rom the Ratepayers' Association about a railway to connect the proposed Trefarthen pier ? Mr Halll: I think I have heard about them, but I had no details. In reply to Mr R. O. Roberts, 'Mr Hall said he did not think the proposal for a pier at Trefarthen would be in any way service- able. The cost of a pier to meet the re- quirements of the higher tides there would not be less than six or seven thousand (pounds, and in 'addition the road which would have to be made would cost about £2000. Thomas Jones, who is in charge of the warehouses on the Anglesey side of the ferry, testified that the present low-water landing stage was used very extensively bv vehicles of every description, horses and cattle. About 20 or 25 vehicles were con- veved on an average every week. Mr C. A. Jones How many times have you seen the steamer aground ?—Only a few times; not often. I have seen it affected' bv the wind, the steerage going wrong. "Mr John Fletcher (chairman of the Ferry Committee) stated that it was an absolute necessity for the ^Corporation to have a low- "water landing stage in order to cope with the trade between Carnarvon and Anglesey. More provision was being made in the pro- posed new pier for heavy traffic than was the case with the present one, because the de- mand had increased. The pura of £90 had been mentioned to the Ferry Committee as a rouigh estimate of the cost of repairing the present pier, but it referred only to the sur- face Alderman Robert Parry stated that even if the Trefarthen pier were erected it would not be ready (for two years, and it was obvious that- something must be done in the meantime. He was certain "that the rari- wav was in the air" (laughter). The Mayor (Alderman J. P. Gregory) said we could not do without the low-water pier. He had inspected the water channel in com- pany with others, and found more water there than he had expected.. Mr O. A .Jones, who opposed the scheme, said there was another scheme on foot, and the surveyor was now on the ground pre- paring plans to be submitted to the Light Railway Commissioners for the construction of a pier at Trefarthen and a light railway from "there to GaeTwen, connecting with the L, and N. W. Railway, -and with a branch to Newborouigh. He pubmit-ted that with the prospect of this pier in view it was ridiculous and .unnecessary to spena money on the other. When the ipier at Trefarthen •w-as erected! the other would become a nui- Mnce. He hoped that no facilities would be ogiToen to borrow the loan tmtii It fair time had been ,given for the consideration of the light railway scheme. Mr R. O. "Roberts said that he did not mean to sav anything in disparagement of the efforts of those who were promoting the hgrht -railway, but the population was so small that it ■would 'be almost an impossi- bility to finance the railway company. They had no assurance either thatt the landlords were prepared, to help the promoters by providing, land for the purtpcse. This concluded the inquiry. During the afternoon the inspector, in company with Mr J. Fletcher, Mr R. O. Roberts. Mr E. T. Hall, and Mr Richard. Roberts (solicitor), visited the site of the proposed new pier, together with the present one.
HOW JONIES GOT THE WHISKY. Before Mr. William Pughe and other magistrates, at the Bangor Police Court, on Tuesday, W. A. Jones, Well-street, Bangor, was charged with fa'isely representing himself to be a bona. fide traveller. One Sunday morning Jones met a man named Evain Ro- berta. Jones was given a. 2s piece to get wbvs'kv, and want to the Railway Hotel, Bangor, and represented hiimself fo be a bona. fide traveller, and so obtained a bott'e of whisky, which they both consumed later on. Mr. Dew also preferred a charge against L. A. Bradford, licensee of the Railway Hotel, of fielTN? during cloning hours, im connection with the other charge. Mr Dew however expiaitoed that Mr Bradford wtid his whole staff had only recently come into the town,, and so did not kmow the defendant, though the latter was well-known in the town. The Befnch dismissed the chaTge agai nst Mr. Bradford, whose barmaid admitted haV- iing *¥>ld the whisky, because she was flurried bv the defendant, a.nd against Mr. Brad- ford's instructions, buH cautioned bijn as to ithe future. I Jones waa fioed 10s and costs.
i. "MASTER OF THE SITUATION' HOW ME, LLOYD GEORGE REPLIED TO BUDGET CRITICISM. Mr. LLoyd George showed his great skill aa a Parliamentary debater in replying to critic- ism of the Budget on Tuesday night in the House of Commons. This is how the "Da ly News correspondent describes the scene:- Mr. Lloyd George's speech of Thursday, .rike all unprthodox achievements, hati been censured and its wisdom questioned; I dis- sent, but, in any case, his performance to- night was amazingly effective because of -Is very quietness. Mr. Lloyd George its once more the supple conciliatory negotiator, full ai kindiy phrase^ skilful in flattery, rea»son:- able in remonstrance—the miaister of the situaticHi. He described the wonder aroused by Mr. Balfour's Parliamentary dielectrics, and the Opposition, cheered. Then, im the next sentence, he recalled how this wcoderful dialectic man had left three-fourths of tin Budget without cri,tifcism- He charmed Mr. Redmond until the Im-h grievance seemed liike a boon to Ire'aind. I know," he sa d, that the hon. and learned member will not acknowledge that I have convinced him. If he d'd I could make him no further conces- sions. No one cound qiMTrel with such a Parr t- me-nttariian, and it wall be hard to make head- way against him. He bantered Mr Younger with the suggestion that two of them should have a little talk about license graduation, with results whiich would be satisfactory to all parties, and especially to the revenue. lie even tackled Whthread g Brewery, showing that the Budget put only 3d per barrel on beer, whereas Sir Michael Hicks-Beach put a shilling. Everyone knows," he saMi, "that the Trade—on the piiaitform—has announced new price); which, before a penny of duty :s paid. will bring fabukms profit." AMUSING INCIDENT. Thein aaane the most delr'o:Jous ixicdent of the day. Mr. L-oyd George retterred to tne Conservatives in Germany, who belong to the same party as the Opposition, Mr. Austen Chamberlain, whjfce with anger, whipped off bis ex-official silk hat æDd amgriiy denied that any party in Germany formed a port'on of hi- party,. "I meant Protectionists," soid Mr. Lloyd George with a dangerous smile- I thought that the right hon. gentleman was a Pro- tectionist." Mr. Chamberlain became more lavid, and wi|th umoontroltted irritation jerked out pro- tests. Really," said Mr,. Lloyd George, amid outburst! of hilfiarty, which for some time suspended the proceedings, "humour was never the right hon. gentleman's strong point. The merriment broke out afresh. There was 'something exquisitely judicious in Mr. Chamberlain's attempts to repudiate any connectilon with the German C«n9erv<atfive9, who, to quote Mr. LtLoyd George, believe in land and Protection and the buJldimg of Dreadnoughts." A joke is a jokej." cried Mr. Chamberlain —whtlte Mr. Crooks remarked It is, old man "—" but a joke should not be based on untruth." Mr. Lloyd George waved his hand to a House now ■shout'ng with laughter, and left Mr Chamberlain to flounder wtil! deeper m the morass. The point which ultimate y emerged was that German Conservatives fire now applying the very prmtaiple oif unearned increment on land, whilch the Budget em- bodies,. The ChatnceKor of the Exchequer ■was, in fact, admirable. If only he can keep himself to his present cool, goodrhumoured sty'e he wyil greatly ease the stress of the Budget's progress.
FOX HUNTING IN WALES "The Field" in its annual summary of the season says;— Gogerddan (Sir E. Pryse, Bart-).—Includ- ing cubhunting, the season lasted from Sept. 22 to March 30, hounds being out on fifty-three days, stopped on seven, and hav- ing four blank. They killed 11^ brace cf foxes, marked 9! brace to ground, and found I t.he supply fair. Scent was bad up to Christmas, but very good afterwards, and ¡ the weather was bad. Flint and Denbigh (Mr R. W. Williams I Wynn).—Including cubhunting, the season lasted from tSeptember to April, hounds being out on fifty-five days, stopped on fou*- teen, and having none blank. They killed 22 brace of foxes, which was below the average, and marked 18 £ brace to ground, finding the supply bad in most parts on account of the mange. Scent was fair and the weather very tine, while it was a good season, in spite of the many drawbacks. Neuaddfawr (Mrs T. H. R. Hughes).— Including cubhunting, the season lasted from Sept. 25 to April 12, hounds being out, on fifty-eight days. stopped on eight by frost and snow, and having fourteen blank. They killed 17 brace of foxes, which was below the average, and' found the supply poor. mange being very bad in parts. Scent was good up to Christmas and the weather fair, while sport, which was good till Christmas. was poor afterwards.
TRAGEDY OF THE LITTLE ORME SCHOOLBOY'S TERRIBLE FATE. On Monday, a schoolboy named Alwyn Stears, whose parents live at Howth, near Dublin, while nesting on the Little Orme's Head, between Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, slipped over the precipice and was killed. With a companion, N. J. Hall, the two boys being pupils at Dinglewood School, Colwyn Bay, he proceeded to a steep grassy declivity at the top of the seaward face of the head- land, and there saw a gull's nest, which it .would be necessary to climb upwards a little distance to reach. The nest was on the grass, but the slope there was particularly steep. Stears decided to climb up to the nest, and he reached it safely, and passed down the eggs it contained to his com/pan- ion. In descending, however, he slipped, and moved slowly downwards. His friend tried to find him a foothold, but though he did put his foot into a slight cleft that he thought, might hold, the falling boy failed to take advantage of it, and continued to slide downwards. In a second he had past his comrade, and was beyond help. He made comrade, and was beyond help. He made frantic efforts to stop himself on the treach- erous grass, but without avail, and when he neared the edge of the precipice he turned a somersault and then went over, dropping quite 150 feet on to the pebbly beach below. Halll then ran for assistance, and a tele- phone message was sent to the Llandudno police, when Inspector Thomas Owen ob- tained a boat, and was rowed to the foot of the cliff where the body lay, much bat- tered. The spot could only be reached by means of a boat, though the tide was falling. At this point the face of the cliff is con- cave, so that the upper part projects for. some distance, .and the boy fell through the air for the distance stated. The body was taken to the mortuary at L'andudno. THE INQUEST, An inquest was held, on Tuesday evening, by Mr Pentir Williams, coroner tor Arvon, on the body of the deceased. Mr Stanley L. Wood, proprietor of Dingle- wood School, Colwyn Bay, was the first wit- ness. He said Stears was turned fifteen years of age, and was a son of Mr W. E. Stears, of Furzewold, Howth Head, county Dublin. Although a ,pupil for the past five years at Dinglewood, Stears was not staying at Dinglewood during the Easter holidays, but was staying with friends of his at Col- wyn Bay away from the school. Norman Hall, aged fourteen, who was with Stears at the time of the accident, des- cribed how, with two other friends, they went to search for herring gull nests on the Little Orme on Monday. Having received the eggs from the nest to which Stears climbed, at a point about eight feet higher than where Hall was standing, and which Stears handed down to him, Hall moved out of the way, so that his friend could come down. When Stears was half-way down, however, he slipped, and cried, "Mercy, mercy; find me a foothold!" From where he was standing- the witness pointed to a bulge of grass, but though Stears put his foot on it it did not hold properly, and he cried out "Mercy" once more, and slipped I down the slope and out of sight. Evidence of the finding of the body having I been given the Coroner remarked that simi- lar accidents had happened on the Orme before. Inspector Owen Two, to my knowledge, in six years. The Coroner pointed out that Stears w as wearing low shoes without nails, and was not at all equipped for climbing on such a treacherous grassy slope. Mr W. E. SteaTS, the father, who was pre- sent, said he did not attach the least blame to anyone for what had occurred. I The jury found that death was due to accident.
—————— NATURAL HISTORY NOTES ARRIVAL OF THE CORNCRAKE. I heard the corncrake twice on Saturday last, near Gloddaeth.—F. THE THRUSH.—I was walking along a country lane on Sunday, near Colwyn Bay, when I saw a thrush on a low hedge by the wayside. It was chattering angrily, and I fancied it was annoyed at my approaching too near its young. Although I came with- in two feet, and could have touched it with my walking stick, it refused to budge. It was quite fearless of man any way. I stood on the grass and looked into the bushes, but could see nothing. I then gently tapped the shrubs, when out jumped a large torn cat, which ran down the field. The thrush then gave what resembled a cry of relief and flew away. It struck me afterwards that the bird was very human. It said to me as plainly as it could, "There is a cat in there, please drive the beast away. I don't mind you in the least, but the four- legged creature lying concealed in the grass is merciless."—-F.
OAT GROWING EXPERIMENTS AT MADRYN FARM. Twenty-one varieties of oats were sub- jected to trials at Madryn Farm in connec- tion with the Bangor College of Agriculture last year, and the results are set forth in a leaflet issued from the college. Of the 16 white varieties, including introductions from Canada and Germany, Stable King occupied first place, giving the largest re- turn of both corn and straw, the quantity of head corn from this variety exceeding the aggregate from any other, while the weight per bushel was 39^1b., the gross yield of corn being 87 bushels per acre. White Horse was second with 79 bushels per acre, but weighed only 381b. per bushel, and Wide Awake gave a similar return and weighed 401b. for head corn, but it had five bushels of small corn as compared with three of White Horse. Waverley was fourth and the Canadian varieties Banner and Dau- beney fifth and sixth respectively. The re- ports of an expert upon the quality of the gnain state that the colour throughout was good, and the samples well filled and cf good quality. Of black oats four kinds were grown and the order of placing was Rival. Excelsior, Bountiful, and Tartarian.
MESSAGE FROM THE SEA. On the Anglesey coast, at Rhosneigr, a bottle has 'been finked up containing what is purported to be a message from Captain Roberta, of the "Iris," and) read, "Sinking fast in the Irish Sea. Good-bye." The bottle and the 6lip of paper were handed to Mr Joseph Lydon, divisional officer of Coast- guards, who has forwarded it to the Board cf Trade if or their inspection. t The Shipping List contains quite a large number of vessels called "Iris," so that it is difficult to say from the meagre information in the bottle which ship she really was. It is quite possible that during the recent hç-a-vy weather a vessel may have foundered in the Irish Sea.
WANTED-RECRUITS CARNARVON CORPORATION TAKE ACTION At the ordinary meeting of the Carnar- von Town Council on Tuesday evening, the Mayor (Alderman J. P. Gregory) presiding, a letter was read troni Captain otansomt, secretary to the Carnarvon County Associa- tion, on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, pre- sident of the Association, aisking to^ the assistance of the Mayor and Corporation in obtaining the nuniuer of Territorial re- cruits required at Carnarvon. At present the Royai Garrison Artillery possessed 193 men, whereas at full strength it ought to comprise 208 men, so it was seen that tiiteen men were required. A. Company 6th Bat- talion Royal Welsh Fusiliers comprised 81 men, but at full strength ought to be 117 men, thus they were 3o men :-hort. Up'to the present the recruits had been obtained mainly by the efforts of the officere. of the twjo units," .but the time had come when further assistance was required. With the moral support of the Mayor and Corporation (said the letter) the required number of re- cruits would be forthcoming. The letter further pointed out that prompt action was necessary, in order that the recruits might go through the prescribed training before camp. Councillor H. Lloyd Caiter proposed to have a town's Jheeting convened. Carnar- von had been famous as a garrison town, and he was sure that if the movement was explained to ihe young men of the town, they would respond readily. Councillor T. Armstrong seconded, and suggested that a committee might be formed to carry out the necessary arrangements. The military officers might a so be consulted, The Mayor also supported the proposal, remarking that there might be a -prospect of having a band in town. He never knew Carnarvon to be without.a brass band be- fore (laughter). The motion was carried without opposi- tion, and the following were elected to com- pose the committee :-The Mayor (Alderman J. P. Gregory), Councillors .R. Ranleigii Jones, A. H. Richards, T. Armstrong, and H. Lloyd Carter.
THE ANGLESEY FFCRLTY I THINGS THAT ARE AND THINGS I THAT ARE TO BE. tiO the Editor of the "Herald.") slr?—Will you kindly allow me to draw attention to the inconvenience caused thi-oug*. not being allowed to use the low water pit-. on the Anglesey side for heavy traffic Those who frequently cross know that is almost impossible to manage a rei/urn journey in the allotted time, i.e., 2 hours 'before and after high water. How much longer are ;we to wait for thib most necessary repair? While the ferrj committee are talking about things to be, we are wishing they would repair what there is. I trust they are not waiting tor the light railway. Should that be openea, pierg and steamer would be almost useless, Who would run the risk of getting their goods damaged' by sea and rain water, when they could be delivered d'ry at any time by train, and who would cross to Carnarvon, when they could travel in comfort to Bangor or Llangefni? If the interests of tnto Anglesey people are not studied there is a danger of the now Busy streets becoming lire the lower part of High Street, and the terry another white elephant added to those w« already know of. 1'ours, etc., FRO BONO PUBIiHX).
LAND CLAIM INQUIRY. At the monith'y meeting of the Llanfiair- fechan District Councijl, on Tuesday night, a letter was read from the oLerk to the Caernar- vonshire County Council with regard to the cltaiilm made by the ILomdon and North.- i Wtt 'tern. Railway Company in respect of cer- ) tain land at Penycop, and stating tha.t,t was comprised in a conveyance, dated 1855, I between Sir R. Willfiliams, Bulkeley and R:ch- ) ard Lewis Mostyn Williams on the one part and the Chester and Hoy head Railway Co. on the other part. It was asked, couid the Council a^oerta'fli whether the land in ques- ti'on ever belonged to the Baron Hil* Eisttate. Councillor J. R. W):'il:|ams said he did not- think the Baron UU: 'Elstafe had ever owned II land in that end of the parish, and ultima,tely the mlatter was referred to. the Highways I Committee
DEFRAUDING THE RAILWAY COMPANY'. At Conway Police Court, on Monday, be- fore Dr Dalton and other jiustiees. A. ;1. Beddie, commercial traveller, 20, Oakfield- load, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to hav- ing, on the 22ThQ\ of March, travelled be- tween Llanrwst and Llandudno Junction without having previously paid his fare, and with the purpose of defrauding the London and North-Western Railway Company. He was fined Dl and costs. Mr H. T.. Tait, from the solicitor's office »t Eueton, repre- sented the cocipMy.
iTO-PAY'S NEWS BANK 0!F ENGLAND AND ABDUL. Special Telegram to the "Herald.") Paris, Friday. The "Echo de Paris" states that the Bank of England has declined to hand over Abdul Hamid's deposits, to Turkish Govern- ment. A similar attitude will be adopted by the German banks in Turkey.
IRISH AFFRAY WITH; POLICE. Special Telegram to the "Herald.") Limerick, Friday. The efforts o,f .police to stop turf-cutting on. an estate which was being sold at Cap'- panore, county Limerick yesterdav, re- sulted in serious disturbances, villagers attacking officers with stones. During the trouble two men weie stabbed, but no arrests were made. m
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