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MIDLAND GARDENERS INSPECTING BODNANT. —About ten o'clock on Wednesday morning, July 18th, over a hundred members of the j Birmingham and Midland Counties Gardener's Mutual Improvement Association arrived, by special train, at Llandudno Junction, whence they drove in brakes to Bodnant Hall, where Mr J. Saunderson (the head-gardener) showed them over the extensive grounds and gardens, the visitors' unanimous verdict being that they would all profit by their enjoyable and instructive visit to the country seat of Mr Pochin, J.P., D.L., sometime M.P. for Stafford, by whose invitation they were entertained to light refreshments. Bodnant was left in the earlier hours of the afternoon, the party driving to Llandudno, where a sumptuous dinner was awaiting them. The return journey to the Midlands commenced at 6.30 p.m. All the arrangement for the excursion (an annual event) were made by Mr J. Hughes, of High Street, Harborne. BRYN MAIR SCHOOL.—Among the successful candidates at the recent examination of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, are two pupils from Bryn Mair School Conway, namely Miss Janie G. Owen (daughter of Mr H. Owen, Manager of the Conway Branch of the N.P. Bank), and Miss Amy C. V. Morant, who passed, respectively, in the Violin (Elementary Grade), and in the Theory of Music (Preliminary Grade). THE PROPOSED POLICE-COURT STRUCTURAL J ALTERATIONS. -The Surveyor's Committee of the Carnarvonshire County Council, met at Carnarvon, under the presidency of their Chairman (Colonel the Hon. W. E. Sackville-West), on Saturday, July 21st, when the question of structural alterations at the Conway Police Court was discussed, and it was stated by Alderman E. Jones, that the Town Council did not favour the proposal of the County Surveyor (Mr Evans), as it would greatly narrow a road upon which there was extensive vehicular traffic in summer.—It was arranged that a sub-Committee should meet the local magistrates on the spot. THE NEW REVISING BARRISTER.—Mr W. B. Yates has been appointed Revising Barrister for the counties of Anglesey and Carnarvon, in suc- cession to Mr Thomas Jones, who held the post for many years. Mr Yates, who practices on the North Wales Circuit, was called to the Bar in 1881. THE HEALTH OF MR POCHII, The Staffordshire Advertiser of Saturday, July 21st, says:—"We regret to hear that Mr Henry Pochin, who was once elected member for Stafford, but was unseated on petition, has been seriously ill at his residence near Conway. About a fortnight ago he had a slight seizure, supposed to be of a paralytic nature. Although not confined to bed, he was kept in-doors a few days, but, while still weak and obliged to keep quiet, a telegram from our Conwav correspondent yesterday evening states that he is now progressing favourably and takes carriage exercise twice daily. Mr Pochin, who is father-in-law of Mr Charles M'Laren. M. P.. is Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan Railway, and lately refused the reversion of the Chairman- ship when it was vacated by Sir Edward Watkin. He is well known throughout the railway and industrial world." ENGLISH WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNUAL OUTING. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] The Teachers in consultation this year res- pecting the above Sunday School treat felt them- selves unable to join the other Conway Schools in their recent trip, as our desire is to give an outing to all, and we considered a tour to Abe^stwith too long and tedious for the little ones to that end, arrangements were made with Messrs P. & H. Lewis for a steamboat trip to Trefriw and back. Wednesday, July 18th, was the selected day. Some early birds found it, however, raining at five and six o'clock it kept on (more or less) for a short while, damping not only the ground, but the feelings of some who had this day to heart. But prayer and faith gained the day, and we got aboard," aboutsixtystrong, soon after ten o'clock, and, notwithstanding an occasional shower and the slight inconvenience of being crowded, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip up the river. The "bairns soon longed to land, to practice the art of gastronomy, but (alas !) the wherewith was found to consist only of buns, which went down (with the assistance of an occasional taste from the churning of the steamer's paddles) very successfully, minus the milk which we had hoped to have had. After a little variation in the programme, on the part of the steamer, by a series of whistles for some strayed members of our party, we began the homeward journey the scenery is best on the "up" trip, but a lovely retrospect was obtained as we returned. Two or three got off on arrival at Conway, the rest of us went on to Deganwy, where we landed (with the exception of a few), and were ferried-in four boat-loads—across to the Morfa, where we established ourselves for the day, having the loan of a shed for the provisions, etc. The outing being on a new and enlarged scale, the making-ready was none too satisfactory, but, after a series of heroic deeds, tables were set up and provisions set down, water boiled, and tea brewed. After tea, several races were run (namely, boys', girls', men's, and women's distance and three-legged races), appropriate and useful articles being given as prizes. It is hoped that every child had a reward of some sort. The keenness of the evening wind compelled us to return home when the children had had their erqoyment out. After giving three cheers for Mrs Owen, Bodreinallt, who, as usual, assisted nobly, we "wound over the lea," thankful that the day proved so enjoyable and fine.

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