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THE WELSH WESLEYAN WASHING TOURNAMENT. A large number of Welsh Wesleyans interested in the Cause, and others attracted by the novel entertainment judiciously notified, assembled, under the presidency of Mr J. E. Conway-Jones, at Conway Castle, on Wednesday afternoon, August 1st, to witness two teacloth-washing com- petitions for prizes given by Messrs Lever Bros. (Limited), of Port Sunlight, the fete being .in aid of the funds of the bazaar about to be held at Colwyn Bay. The arrangements for the pro- ceedings, which included a tea-party and an al-fresco concert on the greensward within the Castle walls, wereadmirablymadebya Committee, of which Aidertiiaii Hugh Hughes and Mr T. W. Hughes were respectively Chairman and Hon. Secretary. They, with Messrs Robert Evans (Rose Place), William Jones (Rhos Cottages), George Edwards (Shore Cottage), and William Henry Jones (Chapel House), formed a party of six who prepared the Castle (by placing tables forms, etc.) for the reception of the hundreds of spectators who patronised their efforts. Mr \V. H. Jones also superintended the boiling of the water for the tea. The bread-and-butter, cake, and other good things, were cut up by Mrs Thomas Morfa Gardens; and Mrs George Edwards, Shore Cottage. The six tables, tastefully adorned with cut flowers, were presided-over by the following ladies, who had as assistants many willing helpers conveying the delicious refresh- ments to the consumers:- Mrs: John Hughes, Rosemary Cottage; Mrs E. P. Hughes, Minafon; Mrs Robert Jones. Berry Street; Mrs J. Lloyd Jones, Lancaster Square; Mrs Edward Jones, Cadwern; Mrs Edward Jones, Workhouse; Mrs Hugh Haghes, Victoria Terrace; Mrs Joseph Jones, Berry Street; Mrs Morris and friends, Llandudno Junction; Mrs Robert Evans, Rose Place; and Mrs T. W. Hughes, Hyfrydle, After the tea-tables had been cleared, preparation was made for the competitions, which aroused great interest. Mr Bernard. Colwyn Bay Steam LaLliidry, adjudicatedii-i the wash'n.- t' I coinpeti ions; and for two special prizes given for the neatest suitable attire worn by the competitors, three Liandudno ladies adjudicated, namely, Mrs John Jones (Central Buildings), Mrs W. O. Williams, and Miss Roberts (Holly Bank). In competition "A," the washing of two tea-cloths were to be done (in accordance with previously-announced directions) as quickly as possible, the prize, a handsome set of carvers in case, value 15s, being awarded, for speed and correctness of detail to Miss Maggie E. Edwards, Berry Street. Com- petition "B" was of an easier character, only one tea-cloth having to be washed, and the prize being given for the cleanest cloth at the end of three minutes, the same being correctly pegged on the line, and points being deducted for overtime and incorrect details the prize, a quarter-gross case of Sunlight soap, was divided between Mrs Shem Jones (Ber.y street) and Mrs Wm. Roberts (Mount Pleasant), the last-named of whom was the winner of the second special prize, a dress length of helio- trope crepon (given by Messrs Jones, Hughes, & Co., Stanley Buildings). The first special prize, a tea-and-coffee service (given by Mrs Williams, Central Buildings), was won by Miss Sarah Jones, waitress at Cadwern. The articles required for use in the competitions were lent by Messrs Jones & Son, plumbers. Soon after the awards had been announced, the al-fresco concert began the President delivering an able address, brief but eminently suitable to the occasion. The following programme followed: --Song, Miss M. E. Roberts; original recitation concerning the day's proceedings. Mr J. R. Furness; song, "Cymru Fydd," Mr Pritchard, Stanley Buildings; song, "'Roedd Tommy Jones yn ugain oed," Miss P. A. Williams ("Eos Conwy"); presentation of prizes, the President; recitation, "The Matrimonial Stakes," Mr Oldman; song, "Gyda'r Wawr," Miss M. E. Roberts; song, Mr Pritchard votes of thanks to the artistes, accompanists, and all others who had helped to Mrs Jones (io Castle Street) for the an 0; the hat-inOlllLlin used for acconipaiiiments, Ic) and to Miss Roberts (Holly Bank, Llandudno) for donating half-a-guinea toward the funds; reci- tation, Mr Oldman; finale, "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau," the solo taken by Mr Pritchard.