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COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY aKRVlORfi Parish Church, Llandvillo.— Knglisli Services, 11.0 a.m. and 6.0 p.m. Mid-day Celebration of the Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday in the month. Rev W. Venables Williams, M.A. Oxon., Vicar Surrogate. Mr Bernard, Organist. This interesting Old Church, built in the 13th century. is It mile from Colwyn Bay, on the Llandudno Road. St. Paul s ( hitrch, Colwyn Bay.—All Seats are free. English Services: (Sundays) 8 a.m., Holy Com- munion 11 a.m., Service and Sermon 3.30 p.m Litany (except on the last Sunday in the month, when there is a Children's Service at 3.0 p.m.) 70 p m., Service and Sermon; Sunday School. 2.30 p.m. Welsh Services: 10 0 a.m., Service and Sermon in Mission Room; Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.: 6.0 pm Service and Sermon in Mission Room. (Week-days) Daily Services at 11.0 a.m and 7.0 p.m.; Holy Communion on Saints'Days, after the 11.0 a m. Service, and on Thursdays Sermon on Wednesday nights. Singing Practice on Friday nights at 7.30 p.m. Children's Meetino- on Mondays at 6 p.m. The Clergy: The Rev Canon Roberts. B.A., Vicar. The Rev Meredith J. Hughes F.R.H.S., and the Rev J. H. Astlev M.A., Curates. English lVesl,eyan-St..Tohn's,l'he Avenue.—Next Stiiidav morning 11.0, Rev. J. M. Thompson, Colwyn Bay evening 7.0, Mr E. Cranshaw. Manchester. Prayer meeting, morning 10.15. Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Wednesday evening, 7.0, Rev J. M. Thompson. English Pi-esblltei-iaii.-Next Sunday morning, 11.0. evening, 6.30, Rev John Edwards. Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Monday evening, 6 15, Band of Hope. Wednesday week-evening- service, 7 0. Thursday evenii g, 7.0, Young People Bible Class; 7 45, Y. P. S Christian Endeavour. Rev John Edwards, Pastor. English Congregational.—Morning, 11.0, evening 7.0. Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Monday evening, 7.30, Christrian Endeavour Society. Every Tuesday, 3.15, United Meeting for the promotion of Scriptural Holiness. Wednesday evening, 7.30. Rev Thomas Lloyd, Pastor. Baptist Cha,pel (English Services).-Moriiing 11.0., evening, 6.30, Rev H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S. Welsh Services morning, 9.45, evening, 6.0 Sunday School: afternoon, 2.0. Pastor, Rev. E. C. Evans. A LECTURE ON "S. R., J. R., AND G. R."— On Friday, December 29th, a lecture was given, at the Welsh Congregational Chapel, Colwyn Bay, by the Rev W. Keinion Thomas, of Llan- fairfechan, on The Three Welsh Reformers,- J. R., S. R., and G. R."—The Rev Thomas Parry, A.C.C., presided. — After a most ing address, the President thanked the lecturer, and, on the motion of Mr Owen Lloyd (Pen- dorian), seconded by the Rev Thomas Lloyd, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to both the chairman and the lecturer. WATCHNIGHT SERVICEs.-On Sunday evening, December 3 1 st, a watchnight service was held at St. Paul's Church, Colwyn Bay, when sacred solos were rendered by the Vicar (Canon H. Roberts, B.A.), ¡Miss Juckes, Mrs Denton, and Mr Llew. Samuel. Carols were sung by the choir, and at the organ, Miss Juckes and Dr M. Venables-Williams presided. The Vicar delivered a short and effective sermon on the words "Come unto Me all ye that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, for My yoke is easy, and My burden is lig-ht." A similar Service was held at the English Wesleyan Chapel, where the Rev J. Edwards delivered an address. Mr J. Burwell presided at the organ. THE FLOWERS FROM TAN Y BRYN GARDEN. —We are glad to find that the Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool daily papers have copied from The Colivyn Bay Weekly News the paragraph relating to the mildness of the season and the climate of Colwyn Bay as evidenced by the lovely basket of flowers (culled from Mr Ellis Lever's garden) which we saw last week. The total daily circulation of the papers referred to exceeds 250,000, and we hope that many visitors may find their way to Colwyn Bay as a result of our seasonable notice.—Since writing the above, we have received several letters of inquiry as to the local climate. THE RAINFALL AT BRYN EURYN. | Diameter of Funnel, 5 inches. Eain Guage { Heiarht) Above ground, 1 foot. I of Top I Above Sea Level, 125 feet. Readings taken at 9 a.m., daily. Month. i Date. Depth. Remarks, Indies. December 26 „ 27 28 29 0*04 3° 31 0'10 January I Total for week 0.14 THOS. HUTCHINGS. THE COLWYN BAY CALAN EISTEDDFOD. On New Year's Day, a Chair and Crown Eisteddfod in connection with the Old Colwyn Welsh Congregational Chapel, was held in the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay. The first meeting began at one o'clock, under the presidency of Mr Matthew Wilks, of Manchester. The Rev W. E. Jones (Penllyn) conducted.—In his opening address, the Chairman wished all present a Happy New Year, and trusted that the new arrangement of holding an Eisteddfod instead of a tea-party, would be successful. The Eisteddfod was a very ancient institution, and a very laudable one. It was almost as old as the beautiful hills that they saw around them, and it was one that deserved the support of everybody. For his own part, he believed that one of the reasons why they had in Wales so little discontent, so little crime, and so little vice, was, that people all over the country banded themselves together for the benefit of others and of themselves. [Hear, hear].—Mr David Roberts, Colwyn Bay, was adjudicated the winner of half-a-guinea given for the best essay on "The relation between moral character and social position." In the soprano solo competition, On the Shore," there were four entries, but only one competitor came forward, Miss Mary Ann Roberts, Fern Bank, Colwyn Bay, aged eight years, and she was declared worthy of the prize. Mr Owen Jones, Plas Llewelyn, Llysfaen, won the prize for the best walking-stick. There were four entries in the juvenile choir competition, but only two choirs came forward, namely "Excelsior," Colwyn Bay, and I I Eirias," Old Colwyn. The test-piece, "Let us praise the Lord" (D. W. Lewis), was well rendered by both choirs, and the adjudicator, Mr Lewis, Brynamman, South Wales, awarded the prize to the last-named choir, the conductor (Mr E. Davies) being presented with a silver medal, which was invested by Miss Wilks, daughter of the president. The pair of best slipper-tops were worked by Miss Jones, Plas Llewelyn, Llysfaen. Mr D. Jone, Old Colwyn, gave the best recitation of an ode by the Rev W. E. Jones. Mr J. R. Roberts and party, Old Colwyn, were awarded the prize for the best rendering of "Above the Waves." Mrs Davies, Church Walks, Old Colwyn, who was the only competitor for the best pair of knitted stockings, was declared worthy of the prize. Out of the competitions -for the four best stanzas on the "Stoning of Stephen," those by Messrs Griffith Jones, Llanfairfechan, and John Owen, Bettwsycoed, were declared to be the best. Out of four competitors for the best rendering of a baritone solo, Messrs Elias Evans, Old Colwyn, and Henry Hughes, Llysfaen, were adjudicated to be of equal merit, and the prizP was accordingly divided between them. A bJ'¿z of excitement ensued as the chief choral com^ti" tion was announced. The test-piece the well-known Welsh anthem, Bydd melu' gTofio y cyfamod," the prize offered being £ 5 all a carved oak chair for the conductor. Four choirs were announced to compete, namely, tb- Rhyl Choral Society, the Penrhyn Choral Ur-on, the Colwyn Musical Society, and the Llanr^st Choral Society, but only the second and tb- last-named choirs competed. Amid loud cheers, the adjudicator | Announced the Llanrwst Society to be the winners. The r-e of £ 2 2s for the best oak chair, to become th property of the conductor of the successful choir, was won by Mr Thomas Humphries, cabinetmaker, Carnarvon. This brought the first meeting to a conclusion. The evening meeting was opened at six o'clock, County-Alderman Thomas Parry in the chair. There was a packed house. The winners of the chief choral competition having rendered the prize test-piece, the condnctor (Mr John Davies) was chaired as conductor of the successful choir, amid loud cheers. For the best History of the Jews," Mr Williams, Liverpool, carried away the prize. Four couples appeared in the male duet competition, Forth to the battle," Elias Evans and Ll. Jones, Old Colwyn, being adjudicated the winners.—The president, in addressing the meeting, referred to the fact that Wales, after waltiiig patiently for centuries, was now about to be placed on the same advantageous footing as other countries, because a Charter granting an University for Wales, had been issued. (Cheers). —For the best epitaph on "Joseph o Golwyn," Mr Pryce Davies (Ap Cledwyn) was declared the winner. For the best poem on "Christ in the Synagogue," Mr S. E. Griffiths, Pwllheli, was awarded a golden crown, his representative, Mr Davies, Old Colwyn, being invested by Mrs Parrv. Only one party entered the quartett competition, viz., John Roberts and party, Llysfaen, and they were awarded the prize. The prize in the male voice competition was divided between the Old Colwyn and the Colwyn Bay Choir. THE ALLEGED UTTERING OF A FORGED CHEQUE. THE PRISONER COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. BAIL, ^800. On Saturday, December 30th, at a Special Court, before A. O. Walker, Esq (Chairman) and W. Bostock, Esq, Gwilym Evans, till lately in Messrs Peek, Frean, and Co,'s employment as van-salesman, was for the third time brought up in custody charged with uttering a forged cheque, knowing the same to be forged, with intent to defraud.—Mr Alun Lloyd prosecuted, and Mr Wallis Davies defended.—As Mr Bostock had not heard the evidence tendered at the previous hearing, Mr George (the Magistrate's Clerk) proceeded to read the depositions of Mr Liffen, outside manager to Messrs Peek, Frean, and Co., whereupon Mr Wallis Davies objected. He did not know whether his friend (Mr Alun Lloyd) relied on that as evidence. He would read it to the Bench. Having read the deposition, Mr Davies said that his contention was that the whole of that evidence was totally irrelevant it had nothing to do with the charge of intent to defraud. Mr Alun Lloyd Would your Worships pardon me? I take it that this is -,iot the right time to take this objection, as the Magistrates this morn- ing are not the same as before. Mr Davies Oh, in that case, I had better wake my objection later on. The Bench said that they did not think it necessary to go through all the evidence again. Mr George Mr Alun Lloyd suggests that the Justices should begin de novo. Mr Lloyd No, not quite that. I merely objected to my friend's objection being made at the present moment. Mr George Mr Wallis Davies's course is to cross-examine the witness on his deposition. Mr Davies: The whole of the evidence is irrevelant. What has the evidence of Mr Liffen [See last week's Weekly News] to do with the charge against the prisoner ? Mr George was understood to remark that the solicitor (Mr James Porter) who acted for Mr Davies at the last hearing made no objection. Mr Davies said that neither he nor his friend, Mr Porter, had been fully instructed at that time as a matter of fact, he was not fully instructed now. The Chairman That is not our fault, Mr Davies The objection will be made when the case is sent for trial. Mr Lloyd My friend is really giving himself away, because he does not know what evidence I am going to give to-day. To-day, I will give such evidence as will show my friend that there is a very close connexion between the evidence of Mr Liffen and the charge of attempting to defraud. Mr Wallis Davies was then about to cross- examine Mr Liffen on his depositions, when Mr Alun Lloyd said that it would be better for Mr Davies to wait, as his eyes were reallv not opened to the facts of the case. When he had heard his (Mr Lloyd's) evidence, he (Mr Lloyd) was sure that he would agree with him that it would be unnecessary to cross-examine Mr Liffen. In any case, it would be better to cross-examine the preceding witnesses in chronological order. Mr Davies then said that he would cross- examine Mr Robert Smalley Parry. Mr George said that all questions must be put through the Bench. The Chairman (to Mr Davies) What is your question ? Mr Davies I want to ask him whose monev it was that he paid to the prisoner in exchange for the cheque ? Mr Parry It was my mother's, Barbara Wil- liamson Parry. Mr Davies Is she the licensee of the Roval Hotel, and are you merely the barman there ?— Yes. Mr Lloyd That is down in the evidence. Mr Davies Not that she is the licensee. (To Mr Parry) What time of the day was it that the cheque was changed ? Mr George said that he had only got down that the money belonged to Mrs Parry," and he did not think it any good putting the rest down. The Chairman: We don't think so, either. Mr Davies Very well was he (Mr Parry) drunk or sober when he changed the cheque ? The Witness I was sober. Mr Davies Had he been drinking champagne ail the morning ? The Witness I had not. The Chairman We really can't go into that. He has stated on oath that he was sober, and, if he was sober, what does it matter whether he had been drinking champagne or not ? Mr Davies Very well it will be asked here- after. Mr Liffen was next put into the box, to be cross-examined on his deposition. Mr Davies: You have said that you had a bill from Mrs Roberts, Abergele, for £ 32 14s 6d I want to know whether the greater part of the bill is not due from Peek, Frean, & Co., and not from the prisoner. The Chairman did not see what that had to do with the case. Mr Davies: I think that it is most unfair to the prisoner, that you should be led to believe that he is largely indebted to people. Mr George: All that Mr Liffen said was that he had a bill against the prisoner, from Mrs Roberts, tor £32 '4s 6d. If you cross-examine this person for a month, he probably could not tell you who is really responsible for that bill. Mr Davies: Was the bill sent voluntarily to Messrs Peak, Frean, & Co., or did the witness ask for it ? The Chairman: Really, I think that that question is more irrelevant still. Mr William Moor Thomas, examined by Mr Lloyd, said that he lived at 13, Castle Street, Ruthin. You are an officer in the London & Provincial Bank? What office do you hold?—Clerk. Were you in the Bank, at Ruthin, on the 20th Optober this year?—I was. Did the "boots" of the Castle Hotel, Ruthin, come to you that morning or afternoon?—Yes, after one o'clock in the afternoon. I don't say that he was "boots," he was a servant. After he left, did some other person come in —Yes. Who was that person ?—The prisoner. What did he say when he came into the Bank ? -He asked me for a blank cheque. I told him that he had no account with us, and he said that he had one at the Newport Branch. I told him further, that we had no cheques on that Branch. He told me that he was agent (or traveller) for Peek, Frean, & Co.