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COLWYN BAY AND COLWYN LOCAL…
COLWYN BAY AND COLWYN LOCAL BOARD. The postponed monthly meeting of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board, was held on Tuesday, July 17th, Mr John Roberts (Vice- Chairman) presiding-, in the absence of the Rev W. Venables-Williams (Chairman). The other members present were Messrs John Porter, A. O. Walker, Thomas Parry, Geo. Bevan, W. H. Roberts, William Jones, Owen Williams, and James Wood, and there were also present Mr James Porter (Clerk), and Mr William Jones (Surveyor). THE PROPOSED PROMENADE. On the,item "Proposed Promenade" which appeared on the minutes of the last Board meeting, the Clerk read a letter from Mr Hull, suggesting- that it might be better for the Board, should there be objections to the proposed rent and outlay, to pay the Railway Company a rent of £ 1 per annum as an acknowledgment, and undertake to keep the slopes free from tresspassers. It was not the Company's wish to charge the Board anything except the actual cost of the work. Mr Wood thought that that was a very fair offer. It showed a very good disposition on the part of the Company. Mr Porter proposed that the offer be accepted. The Chairman considered it better to refer the matter to a Committee. Mr Walker, taking the same view, moved that it be referred to the Road Committee, but, Mr Bevan adopting Mr Porter's motion as an amend- ment, it was decided, by 4 votes to 3, to accept the suggestion contained in Mr Hull's letter. A NEW FOUNTAIN. Mr Porter submitted handsome designs for a new ornamental fountain which he proposed to present to the town. One of these (a very beautiful one) was approved of, and Mr Porter Was given permission to place the fountain at the top of Station Road. The fountain will take the form of a handsome lamp rising out of a circular Water-trough, into which water for human consumption flows from taps opened by the pressu a spring. The minutes of the last Board were then confirmed. THE ROAD AND PROMENADE COMMITTEE. Mr Porter moved the confirmation of the Road and Promenade Committee's minutes, which substantially were as under Board's Yard.- The Board having considered particulars and estimates of plots of land received from the Estate Company and Mr John Roberts respectively, it was recommended that the Estate Company's offer be accepted, that being the lowest tender. Rhiw Road.-It was resolved that the two lowest of the following tenders for the making of Rhiw Road, be recommended to the Board for selection:—Roger D. Hughes & Co., £ 342 its 3d; Thomas Davies, £ 347 5s id Rowland E. Williams. £ 369 5s id David Jones, £3644s lid; David Jones and Richard Rowlands, L301 ns6§-d; Jones and Eliis (Colwyn Bay), £ 286 19s 2d. 2 Niggers.—It was recommended that a proper demand be sent m for the amount due for rent herein, namely, £10. ,6 Bands.-A complaint having been made as to the nuisance caused by strange Bands visiting the District, it was decided unanimously that the matter come before the Board at the next meeting to discuss the best method of abating the nuisance. -—It was also resolved that the following resolution 'n favour of Mr Schofield's Band, be recommended for approval by the Board The Board having Unanimously decided that Mr Schofield be asked to provide a Promenade and Town Band for the Present season and having undertaken to give every facility and patronage to his Band, the Board earnestly hope that residents and visitors will support Mr Schofield's Band and no other." J-'rovender for horses.It was decided to advertise for further tenders for supplying Provender for the Board s team. Chaff-cutter.—The Surveyor was instructed to Procure a chaff-cutter for L4- Tenders for a cay,t.-It was resolved that Mr David Jones's tender for supplying a cart, be ^ccepted, the tenders being as follow :—Mr Bartley, £ \3 Mr David Jones, £ i\ IOS 5 Mr Barden, ^13 Mr Thomas Davies, £ 14. Lamps.—The Surveyor reported that the lamps Wanted painting. Tenders for this work were 'ead from Mr W. H. Thomas, gd each lamp Mr Ihomas Whitley, gd each lamp; Mr Thomas Griffiths (Elianus), is 9d each lamp.—It was carried unanimously that Mr Whitley's tender be Accepted. Railings on Rhos Promenade. — It was resolved that tenders for painting these railings be advertised for. Queen's Road, Colwyn.—A memorial signed by Several of the abutting owners was read as to the state of this road, and it was resolved that the "latter be deferred. Rhi- Ro(id.-A letter was read from Mr Heys, claiming compensation from the Board for the use of the sewer which the late Mr Parker had at one jnie constructed in this road. The Clerk was ■nstructed to report, as to the liability of the "°ard, at the next general meeting. Mr Thomas Parry objected to the expenditure of a large sum of money (nearly £ 3000) on the Purchase of land for a Board's yard. The money p°uld be far belter expended in improving the 'omenade, which at present was no credit to the own. He moved that the matter be deferred. After some discussion, this was agreed to. After discussing the Committee's recommenda- jl?1?55 respecting the tender for the making of \niw Road, it was decided to accept Messrs J0"es and Ellis's tender. 't was reported that the niggers, in reply to an Application (from the Clerk) for the rent of £ 10, v|'ote asking permission to attend the Board to lscuss the rent, which they thought was too much. J ^"Ir Murray, on being admitted, stated that the rent Was more than they could afford to pay. Mr Walker remarked that the season was only ] list beginning; a remark which Mr Porter ^udorsed, adding that the Board had decided that rent must be paid. ^lr Bevan No, not yet. ^lr Porter Yes, we have it's down here. Mr Bevan Well it's not fair to say that till we ear what the man has to say. -the Chairman explained that the Board had to pay rent for the beach. Nothing that Mr Murray had to urge seeming o affect the Board' s decision to insist on the rent £ lo, Mr Muray left the room, and the Board rooeeded to its discussion of the Road Commit- s minutes. With respect to Mr Heye's letter claiming s ITlpensation from the Board for the use of the j'^Ver, the Clerk now advised the Board that (as b understood) there was a sewer placed there, g 't could not be used, and his advice to the al]dI"^ Was that lire Surveyor be instructed to °W Mr Parker's trustees for anything he could use of. lle Committee's minutes were then confirmed. „ THE SANITARY COMMITTEE, th » c rn°t'on of Mr Walker, the Board adopted an 'tary Committee's minutes, from which it piPeared that it was recommended that Mr g chard be asked to inspect and report on the Parade Sewerage Scheme. En ■" ^>r'tc'iard's terms for acting as Consulting Snieer, were stated at thirty guineas. MOBSTRUCTfON OF COLWYN BAY FOOTPATHS. pja- r H. Roberts and other members com- hy "le<^ the obstructions caused on the footpaths rest?len stanciing about in groups, and it was nvitl*° c;iH the attention of the police to the "iter. Tlip R-XPENISES OF A DEPUTATION TO LONDON. E>ev firman of the Finance Committee, Mr to that his Committee wished to submit cigp e tpoard a bill of expenses of the recent five a*-lon to London, amounting to £ 47 2s 5c! for that 'embers. The Finance Committee thought tlley rather stiff. The speaker thought that aPpo; s"°uld be careful in future how fhey that c'ePl,talions. He did not know whether It arn lncluded theatre-tickets or not (Laughter). eXpen°Unted t° nearly £ 10 each member, and the ^■'fiit KeS,°fthe Chairman of the Board (when he fjj y himself) were £ j 11s 9d. dTil, presidiiig Vice-Chairman said that the atton had done very good work while in London, and pointed out that the Rhyl Commis- sioners allowed their deputations five guineas each member. Mr Bevan Yes; but this is at the rate of nearly ten guineas per head, and I don't think but that the business could have been as well done by letters. The Clerk said that he had examined the account. Second-class railway fare was charged, and the hotel bill was ^11 17s lid. This left only 6s each for cabs, and they knew what getting about London meant. He did not think that the amount was too much. Mr T. Parry thought that the deputation did one of the best things ever accomplished for Colwyn Bay, and people ought not to complain. On the motion of Mr A. O. Walker, seconded by Mr Bevan, the bill was ordered to be paid. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Board confirmed, wiLhout discussion, the Finance Committee's minutes, from which it appeared that "The Collector having reported that certain rates were outstanding, it was resolved that the matter be left in the Collector's hands to use his own discretion, and also under the heading- Water Rates," that "The Collector was instructed to do his best to get in the rates during this month, and report to the next meeting." It also appeared that the following financial statistics were presented to the Committee's meeting, which was held on July 5th:-Surveyor's cash, £ 76 igs 8d Collector's cash, ^1202 4s 6d; Treasurer's receipts, £ 1144 7s; Balance in Treasurer's hands, £ 6gg 15s 8d. THE FORESHORE. The Clerk read the following letter from Mr Stafford Howard, of the Office of Woods and Forests Colwyn Bay Foreshore. I am directed by Mr Stafford Howard to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 12th inst., stating the terms of agreement between the Local Board and the Railway Company as to the future occupation of the foreshore. Under these terms, the Railway Company will hold two Crown Leases, one of the foreshore not surrendered, and the other of the six feet strip. Mr Howard thinks, however, that the simplest plan will be for the Railway Company to surrender the whole of their lease, and then to take a new lease for 31 years of the strip six feet in width nearest the line within the Board's jurisdiction and the whole of the foreshore included in their present lease, so far as it is not within the Local Board's boundaries, the Local Board at the same time taking a lease for a similar term of the foreshore opposite their frontage, and on the seaward side of the six feet strip. Subject to the approval of the Treasury, and on condition that the Board and the Railway Company would pay the usual Office charges, for the preparation of the surrender order, and the two leases, as well as the expenses connected with obtaining a valuation of the foreshore, Mr Howard would be prepared to accept a surrender, and to grant the proposed leases upon terms to be arranged." It was decided to communicate the contents of the letter to the Old Colwyn Land and Building Company, who objected to a sale to the Railway Company. The letter further said that the consent of Mr Howard to the arrangement was conditional upon there being no reasonable and valid objection to it on the part of the Land Company. The Clerk was instructed to communicate with the Land Company, and to place their replv before the Committee, and, if the reply was favourable, to communicate with the Office of Woods and Forests. The Board rose at twelve o'clock (noon). COLWYN BAY IN JULY. The season at Colwyn Hay, the "Bournemouth of North Wales," is now in full swing. The amusements provided for the entertainment of visitors, added to the natural attractions of this lovely locality, are of the highest order. The service of trains conveying visitors from or to London and other large English centres of popu- lation, are all that can be desired in point of expedition and convenience, whilst ths sea route (via Llandudno) from Liverpool is much patronised by those enjoying the voyage by the well-known steamship St. Tudno. Mr Schofield's fine Town Band perform daily, and each morning Murray's Merry Minstrels are "At Home" on the sands. Select entertainments (theatrical and otherwise) are given in the Public Hall. There are Golf, Tennis, and Cricket Clubs, the links and grounds respectively being in good order, and visitors being admitted to temporary membership on reasonable terms. The Newsroom is worthy of patronage. Pedestrian rambles through the woodland walks over Pwllycrochan, over the verdure-clad Denbighshire hills, or along leafy lanes, are much enjoyed, and there are excellent roads for cycling. The facilities for boating, bathing, sea and fresh-water fishing, are ample. To those who enjoy coaching, the day tour from Colwyn Bayt hrough the town and charming Vale of Conway, Trefriw, Llanrwst and Bettws-y-coed, Ogwen Valley, Pass of Nantffrancon, Bethesda, Aber, Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr, fifty-six miles in all, is a most enjoyable outing. Shorter coach drives to Bettws, Llandudno, Penmaen- mawr, &c., at frequent intervals. A sail up the River Conway in the steamer St. George is a pleasant half day out. Visitors can return from Trefriw either by road, river or rail. If any are undecided where to spend the summer holidays, by all means let them trv Colwyn Bay. CRICKET. RYDAL MOUNT v. DINGLEWOOD.-At Dingle- wood, Thursday, July 12th, 1894. DINGLEWOOD. Travers, b Raby 0 Emest Battersby, b Whitehouse 3 Moore, c Whitehouse, b Raby 5 Thomas, c Shaw. b Whitehouse 2 Kincaid, c Robinson, b Shaw r3 Porritt, c and b Whitehouse 4 Robinson, not out I Edgar Battersby, b Whitehouse. 2 Mather, c Raby, b Whitehouse o Ross, c and b Wh tehoiise o Edwards, b Greenhalgh. o Byes 6 Total.. 36 RYDAL MOUNT. S. Raby, b Thomas 12 E. Church, not out 25 A. Marsden, c Kincaid, b Moore 6 W. A. Melling, c Porritt, b Travers 22 A. C. F. Osborn, not out J. C. Gardner A. H. Whitehouse I T. Robinson 1 A. J. Greenhalgh fDld not bat- P. B. Shaw J. A, Nicholson J Byes 5, lb 1, w 1 7 Total (for 3 wickets) 71 RYDAL MOUNT V. LLANDUDNO COLLEGIATE SCHOOL.—Played at Colwyn Bay, Saturday, fulv 14th. RYDAL MOUNT. S. Raby. b Allen 29 W. A. Melling-, run out I E. Church, run out 16 A. C. F. Osborn, b Powell 1 J. C. Gardner, b John ■ • 39 J. Robinson, b Allen 2 A. H Whitehouse, c Allen, b Powell 40 A. J. Greenhaig-h, not out I6 E. W. Bunting-, b Allen ■ • 4 J. A. Nicholson, not out 3 P. B. Shaw, did not bat Byes 7, wickets I 8 Total (for 8 wickets) 159 Innings declared closed. LLANDUDNO COLLEGIATE. Bateman, c Osborn, b Whitehouse o Crowther, b Whitehouse 2 Jones, b Greenhalgh o Powell, run out.. Allen, run out o Issac, b Greenhalgh I Mellor, c Osborn, b Greciilaatgh o Eastwood, b Whitehouse o Mr John, c Whitehouse, b Greenhalgh 4 Clarke, c Gardner, b Greenhalgh 8 Gerrard, not out o Byes I, wickets 2 3 Total • • 39
Price 3/6. Post Free, 3/8. QTERILITY IN WOMEN: ITS CAUSES and CURATIVE TREATMENT. By J. B. RYLEY, M.D., M.R.C.S., London. A NEW Illustrated EDITION of this Work NOW READY. London: HENRY RENSHAW, 356 Strand. 283-12
CONWAY. Parish Church (Sunday Ser-viefs): 8.0 a.m. Celebration of the Holy Communion. 9.45 a,.i-n. Welsh service. 11.15 a.m. English service. 6.0 p.m. Welsh service. 8.0 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays, and Saturdays, Matins. 10.30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, Matins and Litany.' St. Agnes: 6.0 p.m. English serviee. Weslello,n Methodist Chapel.— (English Serviees).- Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Mr W. 0. B. Turner, Conway. A GOOD PLACE FOR BOOTS.—for the best and cheapest of all classes of Boots and Shoes go to Joseph Jones, Berry,Street, Conway, Best Shop for repairing. adv. IOq- ANTIOUARIANS IN NORTH WALES. Uarnarvon is this week the rendezvous of a large number of members of both the Cambrian Arriiaeiogical Association and the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. The former holds its forty-eighth annual meeting and the latter its third annual meeting in that town, there being also excursions arranged to various places of interest in the county. The General Committee of the Cambrian Association, of which Lord Penrhyn is the President-Elect, held a meeting ou Monday night, and the members afterwards attended a general meeting of the sister Society at 'he Guild Hall. The President, Mr Thomas Drew, R.H.A., occupied the chair, and, in opening the proceedings, observed that this excursion to Wales was not merely a picnic, but it was undertaken for a definite purpose in the interests of archaeology, Wales having now become a field of archaeology for Irish friends, for whom the stretch of sea which intervened between the two countries, had now no dread (Hear, hear). Four gentlemen were elected as Fellows, and more than thirty more as members of the Society Conse- quent upon a discussion upon the great damage done to public monuments by tourists, and more particularly by American iconoclasts, it was decided to issue notices offering rewards for information leading to conviction. Papers followed on Irish Arrow-heads by the Rev George BUIck, Vice-President on British Pottery at Silchester, by the Rev Leonard Hassey and on two other subjects by the Rev W. T. Latimer and Mr R. G. Fitzgerald. The meetings were continued on Tuesday a yarty numbering about 100, and including many ladies, leaving by the morning train for the ancient borough of Conway, which was reached shortly before ten o'clock, the party being- under the conductorship of Messrs E. Evans (County Surveyor) and D. G. Davies, F.S.A., Bang-or). A move was first made to the Parish Church, an edifice rich in objects dear to the archaeologist and antiquarian. There was some difficulty in obtaining admission, the doors being locked, and the Vicar away from home. When admission was at last obtained, Mr Harold Hughes, F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A., A.R.C A., read a paper detailing the architectural history of the Church, which was followed with much attention. This paper will find its way into the published records of the Society. The reader, with Mr D. G. Davies, took the party around the Church, when the prominent features referred to were pointed out, the rood-screen and chancel seats, as also the ancient monuments, coming in for much notice, many rubbings and photographs being taken of them, as of the ancient font, said to be the gift of Prince Llewelyn. The bust of Gibson, the eminent sculptor, a native of Conway, which occupies a niche in the wall near the western door, was much noticed. From the Church a move was made to the Castle. In the absence of the Mavor (Councillor Dr R. Arthur Prichard, J. P., C.C.,) owing to a professional engagement, but who arrived in time to speed the parting guests, the party was received by Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E., the Borough Surveyor, who acted as cicerone. In the larger court, a paper bearing upon the history of Conway Castle was read by Mr Stephen W. Williams, F.S.A., of Rhayader, Radnorshire. The party was then conducted round the building by Mr Farrington, who explained its most interesting features, and pointed out that, in all the work of restoration and renovation, the Town Council, as custodians of the structure, were endeavouring, as far as practicable, to follow the suggestions made by the Society for the Preserva- tion of Ancient Monuments; and that the ruins, as everyone admitted, were, like those of Carnarvon Castle, whose deputy-constable (Sir Llewelyn Turner) was amongst those present, being carefully restored in accordance with their original designs. The Castle having been left at length, the party were much interested in viewing the eagle-and-child crest and the other devices upon the outside of Stanley Buildings, and also all that remains of the Abbey of Abcrconway (founded by Llewelyn the Great),' these monastic relics being inspected in the yards of Central Building-s and of the Castle Hotel. Plas Mawr, founded by one of the Wynns of Gwydir, and now utilised as the galleries of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, was next visited. By the courtesy of Mr H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S., the President, the rooms and picture galleries were thrown open, and Mr J. R. Furness, the courteous Curator of the Academy, showed the visitors around the rooms. A paper was read by Mr Arthur Baker, F.S.A., the Honorary Architect of the Academy, who afterwards pointed out several features to which he had alluded. While the main body of the party were making their way towards the Castle Hotel, where luncheon was served, Miss Dutton admirably providing for eighty guests, the unwearied Borough Surveyor was escorting a small party (consisting of Messrs Harold Hughes and Arthur Baker, Colonel Morgan, and Messrs Henry Glascodine and Foulkes-Roberts) towards Parlwr Mawr (Archbishop Williams's Palace), now desecrated by being used as a common lodging- house, patronised largely by itinerant foreign musicians, monkeys, and performing bears. The visitors expressed strong opinions that the town ought to buy the mansion (for Museum purposes or otherwise), and were then informed by their genial guide, that the Corporation had that matter already under advisement, and that Plas Mawr (before it came into the hands of the R.C.A.) had formerly appeared in an even more neglected state than that in which they beheld the grand old seventeenth-century archiepiscopal residence they were now visiting. After luncheon, some of the party paid a tar too hasty visit to Gyffin, where the Rector (Rev T. R. Ellis) himself an archaeolo- gistical enthusiast, showed them such of the many interesting objects at Gyffin Church, etc., as the visitors' limited time would permit them to see. In the afternoon, the party drove to Caer-Rhun (Conovian of the Romans), where have been found a Roman shield and other Roman relics. These and the site of the Roman encampment having been inspected, under the guidance of Colonel Gough of Caer-Rhun Hall, there was a return to Conway, to catch the 4.18 p.m. train to Bangor, whence the party drove to Penrhyn Castle, where Lord Penrhyn held a reception and delivered his inaugural presidential address, the Rev Trevor Owen and Mr Cochrane (Hon. Secs.) introducing the members to His Lordship and Lady Penrhyn, who received their guests in the Great Hall. The speechmaking was brief, twenty minutes sufficing for its disposal. Lord Penrhyn, on taking the presidential chair, after thanking the Association for the compliment conferred upon him, excused himself from making a lengthy address owing to the great pressure of time. The Royal visit, enthusiastically welcomed in Wales, had evinced the loyalty of the Welsh people in a most remarkable manner. As to the Cambrian Archaslogical Association, he suggested that something should be done in the preservation of the ancient monuments, and that even the Roman milestones should not be relegated to the obscurity of a local museum or be buried in the cellars of the British Museum. The milestones should he restored to their original site, so that shepherds watching their flocks might be reminded of the times when Centurions and Legions of Roman soldiers passed along the paths, and that there might be kindled in them a desire for a knowledge of that which pertained to their native land centuries ago. On the motion of Professor Sayce (Oxford University), seconded by Archdeacon D. R. Thomas, votes of thanks were accorded Lord Penrhyn for his address. The 100ms and grounds of Penrhyn Castle were thrown open, the flower gardens, under the arrangement of Mr Speed, being much admired. Penrhyn Castle was left soon after seven o'clock, and, en route to the railway station, Llandegai Church, which contains memorials by Westmacott to the first Lord Penrhyn and the famous John Williams, Archbishop of York, was called at, Canon Jones, the Vicar of Llandegai, explaining the interesting interior. Among the distinguished visitors to Conway, other than those already mentioned, were the Rev Llewelyn Thomas, Vice-Principal of Jesus College, p Oxford Canon Rupert Morris, D. D. Rev Denis Murphy, S.J., Dublin Mr T. H. Thomas, R.C.A.; Mr R. Venables Kyrke, j,P„ f^r Flintshire (High Sheriff, 1890),; whose portrait is in Plas Mawr this year; Mr W. H. Banks, J. P. for Brecknockshire (High Sheriff, 1893), nephew of the late Mr W. Laurence Banks, R.C.A.: Father J. H. Jones, Carnarvon the Town Clerk of Bangor (Mr R. H. Prichard) Deputy Surgeon-General King and Miss King, Dublin Very Rev Alexander Mac- Mullen, V.G., Ballymena Rev John W. Stubbs, D. D., Trinity College, Dublin and many others.
The Royal Visit to Wales.
The Royal Visit to Wales. On Wednesday, July nth, the Prince and Princess of Wales had a thoroughly loyal welcome at the Eisteddfod at Carnarvon, immediately upon reaching which town (shortly after noon) they were presented with an address by the Mayor and Corporation, in their civic regalia. Their Royal Highnesses had driven, from Penrhyn Castle (some twelve miles distant), in an open carriage drawn by four horses, with postillions and out- riders. Following them were other carriages containing most of the house party at Penrhyn Castle, and the ladies and gentlemen of the suite. At the Pavilion (the Eisteddfod building), T.R.H. Were received by their host, Lord Penrhyn, who, after the Royal party had been welcomed by the singing of God Bless the Prince of Wales and Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," delivered the Presiden- tial address, and then Mr Lewis Morris, the distinguished poet, read his ode with admirable clearness and with a courtly emphasis upon the passages more personal to the Royal visitors, who acknowledged these little attentions by an occa- sional bow or by interchanging smiles of pleasure. One verse of the ode ran- "And still, as in old time, the Bardic Congress meets for rhyme and song, But who comes here? A long-expected guest, after those silent centuries long- A Prince of Wales once more, as in those unforgotten days of yore, Comes where Carnarvon sits on Menai's sounding shore; And with h:m smiling comes, gracious, serene, the fairest mother Cymric eyes have seen, And young lives, too, in whom we joy to brace their mother's Royal grace. Great Empire of-,our Britain, that hast b22n longer than Greece andwidér than Rome, After six hundred years, the Prince of Wales comes home." The poem commanded the silent and sym- pathetic attention ot the whole of the vast con- course, and a ringing cheer rewarded the author as he closed the book in which his poem was inscribed, and handed it to the Prince. A num- ber of short bardic addresses followed in Welsh, the Bards afterwards giving way to the Band of Harps. The Royal party then witnessed the installation of" Gareth" (Rev Benjamin Davies, Ystalyfera) as the Crowned Bard, whom .the Princess invested with the ribbon. At the desire- of the illustrious visitors, Eos Dar sang penillion, prior to the formal presentation, by the ive a, Mayor of Carnarvon, of the massive silver casket containing the national address. In replying to this, the Prince wished he could have responded in Welsh, but he regretted to say that in that respect his education had been greatly neglected. [Laughterl. "God save the Queen" having been sung. the bardic fraternity escorted the Royal party to Castle-square, where a Gorsedd was hastily formed under the direction of Clwydfardd, the venerable Archdruid. The ceremony that followed was quite unique. The Druids, Bards, and Ovates, all dulv robed (in white, blue, and green, respectively), having arranged themselves within the mystic circle, Clvvydfardd demanded Is there peace?" the sword being sheathed upon the assembled people shouting "Peace. Sir John Puleston and Mr Lewis Morris then advanced to the Prince of Wales, and. linking their arms in his, conducted him to the foot of the Logan Stone, and Sir John, addressing the Archdruid, intimated that he had the honour to introduce to that ancient Gorsedcl His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to receive the degree of an Ovate. The Prince, with a smile of amused expectancy, submitted his right arm to Hwfa Mon, who as Chief Bard, fastened a green ribbon round the sleeve of the coat. Clwydfardd then proclaimed that the bardic title of the new Ovate was Iorwerth Dywysog, which literally means "Edward the Prince." His Royal Highness withdrew, and made way for the Princess of Wales, whose right arm was similarly decorated, after which she was re-christened in the Gorsedd circle as Hoffder Prydain (Britain's Delight), her introducers being the Bishops of Bangor and St Asaph. The Princess Victoria, introduced by the Bishop of Bangor and Lord Penrhyn, was initiated as Buddug," the modern Welsh form of Boadicea (or Victoria), the heroic Queen of the Iceni the Princess Maud, by Lord Mostyn and Dewi Ogwen, as "Mallt," the Welsh form of her own name; Lady Penrhyn, by the same, as "BIodeuyn Arfon" (Flower of Arvonia) Lady Mostyn, by the Bishop of Bangor and Dewi Ogwen, as Mair Mostyn Lord Penrhyn, by the same, as Eryr Penrhyn" (Eagle of Penrhyn) and Lord Mostyn, by Cadvan and the Bishop of St Asaph, as "Mostyn." All the Ovates were then called forward by the Archdruid, and were directed to place their right hands upon the unsheathed sword which was held in front of the Logan Stone. There was not too much room for all the bards together and some crowding was necessary among the Lords and Ladies on each side of the Prince and Princesses. When all were grouped together, Clwydtardd again raised his- voice on behalf of peace, and, being assured that nothing but peace was intended, he signified to the Ovates that the ceremony was complete, and returned the sword to its scabbard. The Royal party were loudly cheered as they left the circle and walked towards the Castle. At the principal entrance of the great stronghold, they were received by Sir John Puleston, who as Constable, welcomed Their Royal Highnesses, and said that he was mindful of the high honour the visit conferred upon him and upon the whole people of Wales, with whose history that majestic structure was associated. Sir John's daughter, Mrs Ashurt Morris, representing Lady Puleston, now handed to the Princess of Wales a book, written for the occasion by Sir Llewellyn Turner (Deputy Constable), and containing a short history of Carnarvon. The volume is bound in silver. The Royal party were conducted to the draw- ing-room. where several ladies and gentlemen were presented to them. Afterwards, the Royal visitors attended a public luncheon held in the quadrangle, where a large marquee had been erected. Mr J. E. Greaves, i the Lord-Lieutenant of Carnarvonshire, presided, and among the guests were noticed the following from Colwyn Bay:—Mr and Mrs Bostock Mr Jones. Manager of the North and South Wales Bank and Mr Edwin Jones, one of the best- known coach-propietors of North Wales. After the luncheon the Royal party were conducted by Sir J. Puleston up the flight of steps in the Eagle Tower to the room where, according to tradition, the fir"t Prince of Wales was born. The Princess of Wales evinced particular interest in visiting the historic scene. Shortly afterwards the Royal party left the castle to return to Penrhyn Castle by water, embarking from a jetty erected for the occasion. During the day the Princess of Wales was attired in a blue satin dress, with dark-blue spots, a vest of pearl-white satin covered with rich guipure lace, having a black silk collar and a Swiss belt. Her ornaments were diamonds and emeralds. She wore a black lace bonnet, with violet flowers and gold rosettes, and pearl-gray gloves. The Princesses, her daughters, wore silk dresses with black stripes and lace trimmings. Princess Victoria wore a bonnet trimmed with blue corn-flowers, lilies, and buttercups. The bonnet of the Princess Maud was trimmed with pink and red roses. The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Princesses Victoria and Maud, accompanied by Lord and Lady Penrhvn and a large party of guests, on the Thursday drove to the famous Penrhyn Slate Quarry, at Bethesda. The Princess of Wales wore a dark serge dress, edged with silvery braid, whilst her hat was one of the boat- shape description, made of straw, and trimmed simply with black ribbon. The young Princesses were dressed in fawn-coloured tailor-made dresses and jackets. The Prince of Wales, discarding his silk hat, assumed a bowler and all Their Royal Highnesses wore tan boots of the lightest shade. On the Royal party emerging from the Castle grounds by way of the Grand Lodge at Llandegai, they were met bv about seventy tenant farmers on horseback, who first drew up to allow the Prince and his party to pass. and then wheeled and galloped at the tail of the procession, which con- tinued along the old road to Ty'ntwr Schools. where the escort of mounted veomen took their departure. Arrived at the Quarry, T.R.H. wit- nessed with evident interest various processes of blasting and dressing the slate rock. The Royal party subsequently tried their hands at slate-split- ting, and were loudly cheered as in each instance they successfully manipulated the workmen's tools. A selection of music was afterwards performed, and the Royal party, having lunched at Lord Penrhyn's fishing-box on the banks of the Ogwen, an hour or so later they drove away, proceeding through Penrhyn Park down to Port Penrhyn Quay. Taking their seats in saloon carriages, to which a couple of engines were attached, Their Royal Highnesses and others were conveyed to the far end of the breakwater, where, according to arrangements, they were to embark on a steam launch, and subsequently be put on board the Hon. G. F. Wynn's yacht Myra for a sail down the Straits. It was hoped that the sail would be extended to Llandudno Bay, but at 4 p.m., Mr John Jones, the Chairman of the Commissioners, received a telegram from Lord Penrhyn express- ing great regret that the Royal party would not be able to sail to Llandudno Bay. The Chairman had a conference with his colleagues, and at once decided to carry out the programme agreed upon, the Commissioners having chartered the Snowdon saloon-steamer to sail up the Straits to meet the yacht. Accordingly the members of the Board and about 400 friends, started in the Snowdon, under the command of Captain Dodd, and their enterprise was rewarded with success. When near "Puffin Island," the Myra, with the Royal visitors on board, was sighted, and the utmost enthusiasm prevailed. The Snowdon steamed for some distance close alongside the Myra. The Bands played "God Bless the Prince of Wales." The passengers cheered lustily, and waved their hats and handkerchiefs, in response to which the Prince raised his hat, and bowed several times, and the Princess waved her sunshade. The Snowdon having steamed alongside nearly as far as Beaumaris, returned to Llandudno. When the Snowdon arrived at the Pier there was a dense crowd awaiting her, but disappointment reigned supreme. The Pier and Promenade were pro fusely decorated, and at nightfall there was a grand display of fireworks from the Great Orme. On their .return journey to London, on the Friday, the Royal partv made a short stop at Rhyl. The train left Bangor shortly after noon. and reached Rhyl at three minutes to one. The Royal party were received by Mr Hughes, of Kinmel, the Lord-Lieutenant of Flintshire, who presented to the Prince Mr P. Mostyn Williams, Chairman of the Commissioners, and Mr Williams in turn presented the Commissioners and the members of the Reception Committee. After the presentation of bouquets to the Princesses, the Royal Party drove to the Alexandra Home and Hospital, where the Princess of Wales laid the foundation-stone of the new wing. Purses were laid on the stone, and, after addresses had been presented, the Royal party returned to the railway-station, and all along the route former de- monstrations of affectionate loyalty were renewed. The Princess of Wales wore a black and white striped dress of grenadine, with four rows of white braid round the neck and bodice, and a black jet bonnet with purple and yellow flowers, While travelling, she wore a long cloak of helio- trope tint. The dresses of the young Princesses were of brown satin with cream guipure, and each wore a toque of variously-coloured flowers. Their short travelling cloaks were of fawn colour. While the Bands played God Save the Queen," the Prince and Princesses entered the station, and, bidding good-bye to their host, Lord Penrhyn, and to other favoured friends, stepped into the saloon carriage of the special train, which was to carry them to Crewe, whence they travelled to London by the ordinary mail train. As their train slowly moved out of the station, Their Royal Highnesses were vehemently cheered, and they warmly acknowledged this farewell. Marlborough House was reached at 7 p.m. Throughout the Royal visit to Wales, the Union Jack floated from Conway Castle flagstaff, as a token of municipal rejoicing. HOW COLWYN BAY WAS AFFECTED. On the Friday, a large number of loyalists booked, at excursion rates, from Colwyn Bay to Rhyl, the occasion being the Royal visit. All who travelled to Rhyl, spent a very pleasant holi- day. On the return journey, the Royal train pro- ceeded at a slow rate through the Colwyn Bay district, in order that Their Royal Highnesses might have a more advantageous opportunity of viewing the neighbouring countryside. The Prince of Wales put his head out of the saloon window when the train was passing through Colwyn Bay station, thus affording a good view to the favoured few who were on the platform.
The National Eisteddfod.
The National Eisteddfod. LOCAL SUCCESSES. At the National Eisteddfod of 1894, holden.last week at Carnarvon, Mr H. Clarence Whiite, R.W.S., P.R.C.A., on the Tuesday, announced the results in the various Art competitions, these results including the following:- Water-colour painting of any view in Wales.— First prize (five guineas and a silver medal), Miss Maud Salmon, Deganwy. Oil paintiug of a Welsh landscape.First prize (twelve guineas and a silver medal), Miss Maud Salmon, Deganwy. Monochrome study of a figure in any medium (limited to amateurs under 21).—Second prize (one guinea), Miss Edith Bellis, Llandudno. It may be here noted that Miss Maud Salmon is the daughter of Mr J. C. Salmon, R.C.A., and that Miss Edith Bellis (whose father is Mr John Bellis, the genial and efficient Assistant-Overseer of Llandudno) has for some time past, been a very assiduous pupil of Mr Netherwood, A.R.C.A. On the Wednesday, Mr D. Parry (Organist of Llanrwst, and Choirmaster of St. Paul's, Colwyn Bay), one of the most promising young Welsh mu- sicians of to-day, received high encomiums from the adjudicators for his part-song to English words by Longfellow (" Daybreak "), and was an easy winner of the five-guinea prize offered for the composition, the writer of the next best being "A Leipsic Student," whose name did not transpire.
DENBIGHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.
DENBIGHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Denbighshire Trinity Quarter Sessions were held, at Ruthin, on Friday, July 6th. Capt. Griffith-Boscawen (chairman) presiding. The Rev the Warden of Ruthin moved, "That the attention of the Prison Commissioners be called to the administration of Her Majesty's prison at Ruthin, with a view of effecting greater economy in the administration and expenditure, taking into account the small number of prisoners in com- parison with the number- of officers and the size of the prison."—The motion was seconded bv Mr Thomas Williams, Llewesog, who said that the Visiting Justices considered it their duty to call attention to the extravagance.—The motion was carried nem. con., and the Chairman directed the Clerk of the Peace to send it as it stood to the Prison Commissioners.—There were two prison- ers for tiial. Mai y Davies, 49, hawker, pleaded guilty to stealing several articles of clothing at Abergele, and to three previous convictions. She was sentenced to four calender months hard laboui. John Jones, 39, tailor, was convicted of having stolen from David Roberts, of Colwyn, draper, by whom he was employed, a check shirt. He admitted three previous convictions for felony- There was a further charge against him of stealing from the same person a piece of cloth, but by seeing some inadvertence it was ommitted from the indict ment. —The prisoner, being on ticket-of-leave till next November, was sentenced to six months hard labour, to commence on the expiration of the previous sentence, which he will now be required to complete.
-=- -=-=- STUNG BY A JELLY FISH. To be stung by a Jelly Fish is not a pleasant experience, and may prove very troublesome unless you have Homocea handy to apply, when all pain and swelling instantly vanishes. Homocea is an invaluable remedy at the Seaside; should be used for Sunburn, Blisters, Wasp-Stings, and all kinds of Insect Bites. Use also for Cuts, Burns, Toothache, Rheumatism, and all Skin Troubles. It will stop an Influenza Cold like magic. "Dear Sirs,—On the 17th of June, which I think was one of the hottest days of the Island, and was unfortunate enough to get my feet sunburned and badly stung bv Tellv Fkh TW Ha f .Hllbre feet had swoollen and were inflamed to such an extent that I was quit/unablf 5 sS onthen^ MTS them with carron oil, hazehne, and hazeline cream without anv satisfactory result-* T T 'Homocea,-I persevered with it, and after applications at intervals darirH hours I Ls a,r eabfv ilT /I the swelling and inflammation rapidly disappearing. After two days use of it I wis able to stand and r, ° VK the exception of a little weakness about the ankles, my feet are all right again.—Yours truly, E. S. SMYTH If Homocea had been used at once a whole week's suffering would have been saved. Homocea is sold by all Chemists at 1/1% and 2/9 per bOX; can be had direct from tke Homocea Co., n, Hamilton Square, Birkennead. Sold in Colwyn Bay by Edward Lloyd, Conway Road. Printed and Published by R. E. Jones & Brothers, at their Printing Works, 3, Rose Hill Street Conway, and Published at the Central Library, 8, Station Road, Colwyn Bay.
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SIR GEORGE CAYLEY & HIS TENANTRY. On Tuesday, July 17th, the tenants on the Den- bighshire and Flintshire Estates, were entertained at dinner, on the invitation of Sir George and Lady Cayley, at the Plough Hotel, St Asaph. The occasion was one of great rejoicing, in con- nexion with the birth of a grandson (and future heir to the estates). About 120 sat down to dinner, which was presided-over by Sir George Cayley. After the usual loyal toasts of the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Wales, had been given by Sir George, and had been drunk with musical honours, Mr John Jones, Chairman of the Llandudno Commissioners, proposed the health of Sir George Cayley, in a very happy and appropriate speech, which was loudly cheered, the whole company heartily joining in singing "For he's a jolly good fellow." After his health had been drunk, Sir George responded, and made pleasing allusion to the good feeling which had always existed between himself and his tenants, and, in returning thanks for the manner in which the toast of his health had been received, assured them how deeply he regretted the unavoidable absence of Lady Cayley and their son, the latter being absent because of the illness of his daughter. —The Vicar of Trefnant, in rising to propose the health of Lady Cayley, Miss Cayley, and Sir George's heir-apparent and the youthful heir- presumptive, read a letter from Her Ladyship to her dear friends and tenants," regretting her absence on this auspicious occasion, and wishing them all happiness and prosperity.—Sir George responded for Lady Caylev, his son, and grand- son, but added that Miss Cayley,. being present, would respond for herself, which she did in a very neat little speech, and was heartily applauded.— The health of the genial and popular Agent of the Estates, Major Birch, and also of Mrs and Miss Birch, were proposed and received with the greatest enthusiasm, and each in turn responded. A very happy day was spent, the proceedings being enlivened by the excellent Band of the boys from the training-ship Indefatigable. -TIME OF FISHING AT THE ROYAL FISHERY. Tnly. 1894. a.m. p.m. Friday 20 5.35 Saturday 21 6.0 Monday 23 7.30 Tuesday 24 — 8.23 Wednesday 25 — 8.44 Thursday 26 931 Friday 27 Saturday 28 n.4^ ■■ ■■ — J. L. PARRY-EVANS.