*man 1(;2$ FUNERAL OF MRS HUGHES, CONGO INSTITUTE. On Thursday afternoon, August 23rd, all that • as "lortal of Mrs Hughes, Congo Institute, was jj'erred in the Old Colwyn Cemetery. At the nRo Institute, a short service was conducted by j e Revs T. Roberts (Abergele), J. Spinther Janies (Llandudno), and John Thomas (Wrexham), (pe>i^eVS ^"vans (Rhuddlan) and D. G. Lewis p yl) officiating at the service within the (rf.lrie'ery Chapel. The Revs T. Shankland th and J., B. Brastead (Colwyn), conducted the service at the graveside, where the hymn ydd myrdd o ryfeddodau was very impres- SIvely sung to the tune "Babel." The chief ourners were :—The Rev W. Hughes, widower; e Misses Katie and Claudia Hughes, daughters; aster Stanley Hughes, son Mr Hugh Owen }o0nes, brother Rev T. Idwal Jones and Mrs Tl?eS' GU'nceiriog, brother-in-law and sister Mr W °o'as Hughes, J.P., Llangollen, uncle; Mr 0^, ^oc'd, J.P., C.C., Llangollen, cousin Mr \1 ("I "illiar iis and the Misses Williams, Abersoch, of f anc^ cousins; The sisters and brothers-in-law rel- • ^ev W* Hughes and numerous other atives. There were also present a large ^^ber of sympathising friends, amongst whom re many ministers. Included in the list of those jjieSent were many of those sending wreaths, and following :—Mr G. A. Barclay, Organising S Cetary of the Edinburgh Medical Missionary The Revs — Roderick, Rhyl; P. S. Wards, Rhyl — Davies, Fforddlas John Qr'. 'arns, Colwyn E. C. Evans, Colwyn John T ^jths, Vicar of Colwyn and Vyrnwy Morgan, \\Tr-°n > Mrs Elias Jones, Llandudno and Mrs Llanddeusant. A number of letters and ^he?ramS re^ret; inability to be present at L uneral had been received, among the senders tbelng- Mr W. S. Jones, of Chester, Chairman of Re institute Rev Thomas Frimston, Llangefni Jj y J°hn Frimston, Talsarn Rev T. M. Rees, ^'yhead Mr W. D. Jones, Holyhead Rev D. tip ,7av'es< Griffithstown The ex-Mayor of Olbig-h (Alderman T. J. Williams, J.P.); and Mr R. Williams, Rhyl. Co ,le large number of letters and telegrams of °lence which came to the Institute from all °f the country speak louder than any words the cT Un'versal respect and high esteem in which s0rn ePai"ted was held by her very many friends, fevv ? whom pay her memory a tribute such as of fllndeed obtain in this world. A large number lns.Pra! offerings, which also were sent to the e> bear the same testimony. Noticeable reSDn^ these floral tributes of sympathy and bro].ect' Was a magnificent Welsh harp (with a CoK^ st'ng), from the English Baptist Church, -I \vere^n Bay. Other senders of wreaths, etc., ir Ir E. Lloyd Lewis, Roumania House *-• Jones, Liverpool Miss Beard, Inst.yn Bay Hydropathic The Students, Congo Kev'p^e > Mrs Elizabeth Davies, Llanelian The Hti(j v/ anc' Mrs Jones-Davies, Colwyn Bay Mr E(J,V Robinson, Oak Cottage Mr and Mrs Nam S' Rhyl; Mr and Mrs Alfred O. Walker, l^rs _y&'yn Mr and Mrs Jones, Chester House; Eli and Miss Brackstone; Mr and Mrs Griffiths, "s > Mrs and Miss Patterson, C'heviotdale MiSs Wen a»d Miss Thomas, Coed Orros The 5dv\^S ^avies, Havorfordwest Mr and Mrs Lansdowne House; Miss Jones, Ty M ^rs Williams, Tanllan, Llanelian Mr anc) Llewelyn Jones, Old Colwyn and Mrs learn ilfS Jones, Vron Haulog. In addition, we the C that a few wreaths have also been taken to Am etnetery, subsequent to the funeral. Kedf the- scores of letters of sympathy, we pSom.e 'rom the following :—The Dowager ^ever p'ei 'dge, Mrs C. H. Spurgeon, Mr Ellis Hev vvr ?rv W. Davies, Rector of Llangwstenin f L enables-Williams, Vicar of Llandrillo ^Ovei-?111,?8 Russell, Etchingham Miss Dawson, S^Orn Alderman R. Corry, Cardiff; Rev Dr i^ev pj11' Chatham Mr John Smouth, Llanidloes; Coutlo;nVvarc' Roberts, D. D., Pontyprrdd County pansa °r John Porter; Rev R. Ellis, Ll.D., K' WM*0 ^'ss L- M. S. Hilton, London Miss etih; Son' London and the ex-Mayor of th wou'^ ke altogether impossible to ^U'clt a^> but one couid not but be greatly fir, lth the fact of the universal expressions lr°Ui p 'U. y ^om all parts of the United Kingdom, from "glaild Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, and ever Conditions of people, and from ministers 0p^pC'en°'nination, many, indeed, from the "tli WPe,"brokesh ire, and from the collieries of The ,a rls' being full of tenderest sympathy. *a88ive*°ffin, which was of poli shed oak with ^'ate llD rass mountings, bore a brass name- P°n which was engraved :— KATHERINE H. HUGHES, Died August 20th, 1894, The Aged 33 Years. an16rtaker was J°b" Roberts, Colwyn bvtu'Ie arrang:ements for the funeral were oth OF R. Revs E. Jones-Davies and J. Thomas Mr J,l°!wyn Bay). l,&heS ancj the family feel deeply the eParte^Uc^'n^ tributes to the memory of the e and tender expressions of sympathy, raser to medical attendants, Dr 11 ^eirVff Nurse Williams, who were unsparing torts on behalf of the deceased.
,0, § MEMORIAL SERVICES. ere tiiaH AuKust 26th, touching references eeting. e by the speakers who addressed the J'd itt e'd at the Institute, both in the morning jC afternoon, and especially by the senior tlj6 eVen[j course of a short address and in a funeral sermon was delivered by Un -l?n.es-L>avies (of the Congo Institute), fe st, Phillipians i. 21, For to me to live is i^rlss '.T to die is gain." In the course of his M th G Preacber said that the Apostle who fe °tiie eSe w_°rds was at that time a prisoner :ih Co Su?er'n8T bonds for Christ's sake, and Ce r°achinSC'OUS 'mPrisonment was now rtaiiity a crisis, he was filled with un- 'ihU'^ shor^in^ beld in suspense as to what he felt l^eratet] y take place. Whether he would be \¡ OUrs and allowed to continue his missionary ha ^'se^ .ther, after all, he would be called he^enecj a| testimony with blood (as actually Po>lU no, l,h n d°se of' his next imprisonment), 0 tell yet, whichever it might be, he thft 'H stoa ^°'y indifference as to what the future ('a ^tter1" though, if there was any choice in f^r ^esire 't Was that in his inmost soul he had e to"depart and be with Christ, which is IQ For to him to live was Christ, and \v0 deep ?air?-" After entering more fully into the '^n'^cance °f t'le these remarkable ^een j Preacher proceeded to state that it bite s B lIs privilege to be acquainted with the '»fe jU^, es from his earliest childhood. He anci c ed to note carefully her manner of g-iv Versat'on f^orn the time when she ^tnesen ^erse^f UP to Christian service, and HS>y 8hedu with unfeigned joy the noble y'°Ur( e bore to the constraining power of h r eagferness at all times to spend 'be Seem'1 H m ^'s cauSR (ar,d n° other words adequate in which to express °f ber whole life-work), her entire «he i, e forVr° ^er a°d Master, her self- (?iye eld t0 cause, her deep devotion to what Hoi' ^nd evt duty, her patience in suffering Put t,e^earteHni Persecution) for His sake, her Sr band OVe,for the work to which she had rn6Ele eff0rt aud_in doing what she could in the ^PpaS °f th°* &VnK t'ie G°sPe' to Africa by ^tte ^it to Jn "cans themselves, as was so 'he l0n \vL. ,n the constant care and untiring ^horL°Ung aT- S^e manifested in the welfare of ^ticj sbe ty n9an students at the Institute, to V •• N0 J?8 ln truth as a mother in a strange POSH 'a of 6N seemed to him to convey tLe» pr,a than these words of the 11 rt?' ^Pha" t0 ^er to bve was Christ." He i,^t 1"1} she j; ^be Omega of her existence. a ^ain^!ng SQVe His service she has died, and, Posn' If t' Sl'rely death to her is a great '^en6' 's "f5 u w^tb Christ, as with the ^'°0e be>" biar then that henceforth is ^rjw^ith thnSS0t^ P°rtion. The loss remains hnc.kSe bave been left behind (her 0 Were ,a ^er bttle children), and with •n any way connected with her, either by ties of relation or work. She has every- thing to gain. "She has fought a good fight, she has finished her course, she has kept the faith, henceforth is laid up for her a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give her at that day." "She hath done what she could," and is now gone to receive her rich reward. No eulogy of ours can ever now reach her ears, though her praise be upon every lip it matters little, hers now is the infinitely more precious approbation of her Lord and Master,—"Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." For her to live was Christ, and to die an eternal gain-
OLD COLWYN. Parish Church, Colwyn.-English Services (Sundays), Holy Communion: Every Sunday 8 a.m., and first Sunday in the month after morning service. Holy Baptism Sunday afternoon, 3.30. Service and Sermon, 11.0 a.m. and 7.0 p.m. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m., in Assembly Rooms. (Week days). Service and Sermon: Friday, 7.0 p.m. during Advent and Lent. Singing practice Friday night. Children's Meeting: Monday night. Band of Hope Tuesday night. Welsh Services (Sundays), Holy Communion Second Sunday in the month after morning service. Service and Sermon 9.45 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Sunday School, 2.15 p.m, National Schools. Week Days, Service and Sermon, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Singing Practice, Wednesday night Clergy Revs. J. Griffiths, M.A. Oxon., Vicar; J. Roberts, Curate. English, Paptist Chapel, Old Colwyn.—Sunday Ser- vices, Morning 11.0, Evening 6.30. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7.0. p.m. Pastor, Rev. J. B. Brasted, A PASTORAL CALL ACCEPTED.—This week's Christian Age announces, among its news of the Baptist Churches, that the Rev \V. G. Owen, of Old Colwyn, has accepted a call to Merthyr. AN ORGAN RECITAL AT ST CATHERINE'S CHURCH, OLD COLWYN.—An organ recital was given by Dr Montague V enables- Williams (organ- ist of St Paul's Colwyn Bay) at St Catherine's Church, Old Colwyn, on Monday evening, August 27th, the proceeds being in aid of the National Schools of the parish, and the following programme was much appreciated by the vast congregation: -I, March in G (Smart); 2, offertoire in F (Wely); 3, solo, "Angels ever bright and fair" (Handel), Miss Williams (of London); 4, offertoire in G (Wely); 5, solo, "Go from hence" from "Ruth" (Gaul), Mr R. Ll. Samuel 6, andante (Balastin); 7, song, "Ora pro Nobis," Miss E. M. Roberts (of Chester); 8, march, Militerie" (Dr M. V. Williams). SPECRAL SERVICES IN AID OF THE SCHOOLS.— Special services were held at St Catherine's on Sunday, August 26th, when the Rev Dean Edwards, Rhyl, preached in the morning; the Rev J. Roberts (Curate), in Welsh, in the evening; and the Rev D. Point, Vicar of St Mary's, Shrewsbury, in English. Contributions were made in aid of the National Schools.
CONWAY. Parish Church (Sunday Services): 8.0 a.m. Celebration of the Holy Communion. 9.45 a.m. 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 service. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. -(English Services).— Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Mr W. J. Bland, Colwyn Bay. 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. 109— CRICKET AT CONWAY.-A match was played on the Conway Morfa, on Saturday, August 18th, between Mr W. H. Jones's XI and Llandudno 2nd Team, ending in an easy victory for the former by 40 runs. Score :—Mr W. H. Jones's XI, 76; Llandudno, 36.-Also on August 20th, a match was played on the Conway Morfa, between Mr C. Farrington's XI and Penmaenmawr Visitors, ending in a victory for the latter by 36 runs. Score Penmaenmawr, 87; Mt C. Farrineton's XI, 51. THE PARISH NURSE FUND.—Last Sunday even- ing, August 26th, a collection was taken up at the Carmel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Conwav, in aid of the Parish Nurse Fund, ^8 13s. being realised. A TOWN COUNCILLOR ADMITTED AN OVATE.— At the Arwest held at Geirionydd Lake on August 16th, Councillor Dr M. J. Morgan was admitted an Ovate under the bardic name of "Morgan Gwyrfai," Mr John Humphreys (now of Bangor, formerly of Colwyn Bay) being also admitted as "loan o Seiont." ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN SERVICES AT LLAN- DUDNO JUNCTION.—Last Sunday, August 26th, the Rev. S. A. Clough, of Prenton, Birkenhead, officiated at the English Presbyterian Services at the Llandudno Junction Railway Mission-room. Next Sunday, the Rev Dr J. Bond, of Liverpool (late of London), will preach at eleven o'clock in the morning and half-past six in the evening. -)OR CONWAY POOR-LAW UNION.—PROVISION &C., TENDERS INVITED.—In our advertising columns tenders are invited for the supply, to the Conway Workhouse, of provisions and other necessaries, for the ensuing half-year. All tenders must be received on or before eleven o'clock on Friday morning, September 21st, and must comply with other regulations as notified in the advertisement referred-to. LAST SATURDAY'S PROPERTY SALE.—Messrs W. Dew and Son, Bangor, on Saturday offered the following freehold properties (situate in Glan- conway and Eglwysbach parishes) for sale at the Castle Hotel, Conway:-Werglodd Bach and Penrhyn Isaf, withdrawn, the reserve not being reached Ffrith Newydd, 25a. or. 2Ip., -6400- Messrs Capron and Sparkes, Guildford, were the vendor's solicitors. -The previous day the same firm of auctioneers, at the Bull Hotel, Llangefni, disposed of Tyddyn Waen Farm, Penrhos, Llugwy, comprising 88a. ir. 25P., which was knocked down in one lot for 2600. Messrs Picton, Jones, and Roberts, Pwllheli, were the solicitors for the vendors. CONWAY CASTLE.—On Wednesday, August 15th, some careless smoker threw a lighted match into the ivy mantling the walls of Conway Castle, and a fire eventuated. Mr Robert Evans, Castle Cottage, was warned in time, and speedily extinguished the flames.- The following day, a peculiar accident occurred in the roadway opposite the Castle entrance. It appears that a carriage- driver named William Williams, was standing in the roadway, talking to a young lady of his acquaintance, when he gaped without putting his his hand before his mouth. A bee flew in, stung him in the throat, and was swallowed. The man's neck swelled up to an enormous size, and he had to retire temporarily from the scene of action. The old-time reason for putting one's hand before
THE STEAMERS "ST. GEORGE,"and the "NEW ST. GEORGE," Weather and other causes permitting, are intended to run on one of the most beautiful rivers in Wales, between, DEGANWY, CONWAY, AND TREFRIW, And the Mineral Springs in the Valet of Llanrwst, as under:- ATr/^TTcr Leaves Leaves Ret. from A U OR U is 1, Deganwy Conway Trefriw 31 Friday 9 20 a.m. 9 35 a.m. 12 0 noon. SE PT. 1 Saturday 10 5 10 29 12 40 p.m. 3 Monday 11 20 11 35 2 0 4 Tuesday 12 5 p.m. 12 20 p.m. 225- 5 Wednesday. 1 10 — 115 3" 8 6 Thursday 140 155 3 38 — 7 Friday 2 28 — 240 4 25t FARES: Fore End, 1/ Cabin and Deck, 1/6; Return, 2/6. NOTE.-The Steamers will start from the Landing Stage, at the North end of Conway Quay, and on their return will proceed as far as Degaiwy, except those marked tDoubt- ful if Steamers will reach Trefriw.—Fares aaccording, to distance.
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The Church Bazaar at Riviere's. After months of arduous toil, there was opened at Riviere's, East Llandudno on Monday, August 20th, a grand six-days fancy fair and summer fete, which, for enterprise, probably eclipsed any previous Welsh effort in the same line. The opening ceremony took place at three o'clock, when there was a large attendance. On the platform were Lord and Lady Mostyn, the Lady Augusta Mostyn, Lady Florentia Hughes, Lady Isabel Bligh, the Bishop of St Asaph, the Hon Mr and Mrs Henry Mostyn, the Rev F. G. Jones, the Rev Dr Hamilton (Archdeacon of Northumberland), and other distinguished per- sonages. Lady Florentia Hughes, in declaring the bazaar open, expressed her pleasure at being honoured with an invitation to perform that function. She would only say by way of a speech that she admired very much both the building and everything around them, and wished every success to the bazaar. [Applause.]. The Bishop of St Asaph moved a vote of thanks to Lady Florentia Hughes for her kindness in coming to open the bazaar, the Rev F. G. Jones seconded, and, the resolution having been carried by acclamation, M. Riviere's Band played "God Save the Queen," Madame Dews taking the solo.
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THE MAYOR OF CONWAY AT THE BAZAAR. Moving a vote of thanks to Lady Mostyn for opening the Bazaar on Thursday afternoon, August 23rd, the Mayor of Conway (Dr R. Arthur Prichard, J. P., C.C.) said that he was there as the chief citizen of Conway, to show the good feeling of that town towards the Parish of Eglwysrhos, the greatest part of which was within the bound- aries of the ancient borough of Conway. He thought that it was the duty of every leading citizen to come forward on an occasion like that to do honour to the Mostyn family [Hear, hear], a family the members of which had been associ- ated so intimately with every good work in the neighbourhood. Numerous instances of their beneficence came within his observation, not in his capacity of Mayor, but whilst performing his professional duties among the poor. [Hear, hear.]. Perhaps, also, it was the duty of every Welshman to come forward on such an occasion as the present, when the Church was threatened on all hands by opponents,—he would call them Christians,—to do his duty not to the Church of Wales, but to the united Church of England and Wales. [Hear, hear.]. He had great pleasure in taking part in the work of keeping up that Church in that famous watering-place of Llan- dudno, where there was so much need for English services. He hoped that before long there would be established in East Llandudno such a Church as would be an adornment to the place, and which would show their religious opponents, of whom he would say nothing disrespectful, that the Church in Wales was waking up in its duty. ["Hear, hear" and applause.].
THE FINANCIAL RESULT OF THE BAZAAR. The gross amount of receipts from the six-days' Bazaar, amounted to £ 1,650. After paying the expenses, there will be a net balance of £ 1,000. This was the sum that the Vicar of Llanrhos, the Rev F. G. Jones, sought to realise.
This Evening's Confetti Fete at Llandudno. From our advertising columns, readers will see that a Confetti Fete is to be held at the Pierhead, Llandudno, at nine o'clock this (Friday) evening. Those who were present at a similar fete held last May, will long remember the jollity that then prevailed.
Public Works Loans. LOCAL BORROWINGS AND REPAYMENTS. The nineteenth annual report of the Public Works Loan Board for the year 1893-4 has just appeared, showing that the advances made by the Board during the year amounted to £ 1,582,783 in 756 separate sums. The greater part was at 3!, and the average rate was £ 3 us id per cent. The following are the particulars of loans from the Public Works Loan Board, the repayments, and the outstanding amounts in the Colwyn Bay and Conway district:— Amount Amount Amount Object of Loan. borrowed previously ° a now in 1893-4. borrowed. borrowed. owin&_ I £ > £ >' £ > £ Sanitary ^olwyn Local Board 24205 17077 | Rural Sanitary Conway 4530 3711 j Sanitary (Conway and Colwvn 1 „ j Bay Joint Water Supply) ,0'S00 H°° 24,500 23,858 Colwyn Bay and Colwyn ] Local Board (other pur- I 300 850 1150 681 poses than Sanitary) J
Correspondence. [In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this column.] BATHING VANS. Sir,—I have a complaint to make respecting the treatment of the fixed bathing vans on the beach at Colwyn Bay. I have a van on the beach, and every time I come to town (after an absence of 2 or 3 months) I find it wilfully damaged,—the lock broken, thereby leaving the door open, the little door at the side, fixed on hinges, knocked into pieces. This damage occurs regularly twice a year, but, on the last occasion of my visit, I found that a further advance had been made in this direction, in the shape of a bench (fixed to the van) being wrench- ed off and taken away. Last week, a looking- glass and a bathing-dress were stolen out of the van. Such conduct as this is most annoying, and tends to cause one to become dissatisfied. Colwyn Bay people build house not for their own requirements only, but for strangers who come to breathe and enjoy its balmy and health- giving air. I do not think there is a place on the Welsh coast that excels or even equals this lovely spot,—its mild winters are proverbial. But, with all these natural advantages, strangers want in addition reasonable protection to their property, want to know that they are welcomed, and that the people take some interest in them, and see that they get freedom from worry to enjoy themselves. Visitors are people on their holidays, and they want to be clear of petty annoyances. I feel sure that the police-officers of the town would do their duty if they were instructed by those in authority to keep an eye occasionally on these vans in the absence of their owners. It would not take them long to find out some of the offenders, and make an example of them. It is not right to run the risk of having visitors condemning the whole place, through the conduct of a few mean wretches. I would gladly render assistance in bringing this about, by appearing as solicitor in the Court, in support of the charges.— Yours truly, Sunnyside, R. KNOWLES. Colwyn Bay, Aug. 29th, 1894.
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one's mouth when one gaped, was a superstition that otherwise some satellite of his Satanic majesty might find entrance, and it seems that William Williams would have done better not to have discarded the old-time custom, although nobody now believes in the superstition which originally occasioned it. A CONWAY LABOURER IN TROUBLE.—At the Rhyl Petty Sessions, on Monday, August 13th, James Reynolds, who described himself as a labourer, of 23, Church Street, Conway, was charged with travelling on the London and North- Western Railway without a ticket on the nth inst., with intent to defraud the Railway Company. From the evidence, it appears that at Rhyl, the prisoner was found asleep in the 7.12 p.m. train from Llandudno to Chester. He said that he had no ticket, and, after abusing the station-master, refused to pay is 6d demanded for his fare. He also attempted to kick the railway policeman who locked him up.—The prisoner was fined 10s and 7s 6d costs, and in default of payment was sent to prison for 14 days with hard labour. THE CARNARVON BOROUGHS.—At a meeting of the Conservatives of the Carnarvon Boroughs, held at the Conservative Club, Bangor, on Friday night, August loth, for the purpose of selecting a Conservative candidate to contest the Carnarvon Boroughs at the next election, it was unanimously resolved that a deputation should approach Mr R. H. Pritchard, solicitor, and Town Clerk of Bangor, with a view of ascertaining his willingness or otherwise to contest the constituency. A fight between Mr Prichard and Mr Lloyd George would be a lively one for many reasons, and the present member would probably like nothing better than to measure swords with one of his most pronounced political opponents. THE AL-FRESCO FETE IN THE CASTLE. On Tuesday afternoon, August 28th, a most successful al-fresco fete was held within the ancient Castle of whose possession the Conway townspeople are so justly proud, the proceeds being in aid of the National Schools. The pro- ceedings were opened by the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard), J.P., C.C.), who said that the event was got up mainly through the kindness of Mr John Lees of Cartref Melus, who offered the services of his splendid Moor Side Mills Reed Band (of Oldham), to perform selections of music. As Constable of that ancient Castle, the speaker was glad to welcome so many hundreds of people to its ancient pre- cincts, in the cause of education, which at Conway was entirely dependent upon voluntary contribu- tions. In conclusion he proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Lees and all the kind helpers that afternoon.' In responding to the vote, which was seconded by the Vicar of Conway (Rev J. P. Lewis), Mr Lees expressed thanks for the kind reception given himself, the Band, and the other helpers. He was very proud to be in a position to offer, for the benefit of the National Schools, the services of the Band of whose members as amateurs as much must not be expected as if they were professionals The musical proceedings then commenced, the Band under the baton of their well-known Con- ductor (Mr Charles Robinson), discoursing- throughout an afternoon of perfect weather-- sweet music that enchanted all who were privil- edged to hear it. The programme included overtures and selections from the works of Auber, Flotow, Wallace, Mascagni, Verdi, Sullivan, Gounod, Haydn, Balfe, and Handel, and the closing hymn St Christopher." Interspersed were several other items artistically rendered by other artistes, Mr Donnellan admirably interpret- ing the clarionet solo "Concertina." Miss Rich- ards and Miss Nora Richards, whose mother (Mrs David Richards of Welshpool) is well remembered and beloved in Conway as Miss Emma Dutton, sang a charming duett by Ruben- stein, and had the honour of being specially and personally congratulated by Mr George Gros- smith, on their performance. Miss Lloyd Price (for whose presence the audience were also indebted to Mr John Lees) showed, in her playing of two solos, a mastery over the violin such as few young ladies have attained to, and was admirably accompanied on the pianoforte by Miss Lees. A Glee was also charmingly rendered by the Conway School Girls. Towards the end of the programme, the Borough Sur- veyor (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.) gave a short descriptive account of the Castle, which he said together with the Town Wall, formed one system of fortification. In the course of his very factful and interesting address, Mr Farrington said that arising out of four of the Castle's eight towers were smaller towers (with winding stone stair- cases) used as watch-towers. These watch- towers added greatly to the beauty of the Castle, that beanty, however, being not designed, but naturally resulting from the carrying-out of Elreton's plans for a fortified stronghold with residential facilities. Conway Castle marked a departure in the style of British Castles, which therefore were generally not so important and defensible. In conclusion, after calling attention to the fact that Conway was the only town in Wales which still had its Town Wall complete, Mr Farrington offered to personally conduct any present who wished to see the Castle, and this kind invitation was freely availed of. Meanwhile, all through the afternoon, although the various items of vocal and instrumental music were the chief attraction, other subsidiary attrac- tions had a goodly share of patronage, adding their quota to the day's receipts, which totalled over £ 39. The Fruit and Refreshment Tent was under the charge of Mrs Humphrey Lêwis, who was assisted by the following:—Miss Scott, Bryn Mrs H. Owen, Miss Jennie Owen and the Masters Owen, N.P. Bank; Mrs Thomas Hughes, Gweryl Lodge; Mrs James Porter; Mrs McEwen Mrs Sever, Fern Bank Miss Lloyd, Miss Salmon, and Miss Maude Salmon; Miss Carpenter; Miss Holmes; Miss Gwen Lewis, and Masters Lewis. An "Aunt Sally" was under the capable superintendence of Mr Leopold Allan and Mr Charles Farrington, whilst an Edison-Bell Phonograph was exhibited by Professor W. Wridgway, of Llandudno, who gave his services for the good of the fete, among the splendid variety of speech-record reproduced being one which our representative was privil- eged to hear and remark upon, namely musical honours," at a dinner given to Mr F. Vincent Walker, after the fonrth day of the Duke of Clarence Memorial Church Bazaar at East Llandudno last week, and in recognition of his services as humorist; the reproduction was singularly distinct, and, while the hilarities were so well enjoyed, one could not help remarking that it made one wish to have partaken of. the feast as had evidently preceded what Professor Wridgway's Phonograph had enshrineed for the delectation of those who patronised the fete. Those present included hundreds of patrons of all classes, social, religious, and political dis- tinctions being apparently obliterated for the good of the cause. The Cartref Melus party consisted of Mr and Mrs Lees, Miss Lees, Miss Edith Lees, and Miss Lloyd Price, and there were also present, among many others, the Mayoress of Conway (Mrs Prichard), the Lady Augusta Mostyn, the Hon Mrs Henry Mostyn, and Lady Hope, Mrs Gough (Caer-Rhun) and Miss Rock- lort, the Rector of Brymbo and Mrs Daniel Davies, the Headmaster of Lymm Grammar School and Mrs John Evans, Mr and Mrs Cross (Liverpool), Dr and Mrs Marsden (Oldham), Mr and Mrs McKay (Liverpool), Mr and Mrs George Grossmith, Miss Grossmith, Mr Gros- smith, junr., Mr Weedon Grossmith, Miss Lizzie Williams (LlandudnoJ, Mrs Carden, Miss Dor- rington, Miss Dutton and Mr Henry Dutton, Miss Freda Dutton (Trefriw), Miss Doris Johnson (Waterloo), the Misses Richards (3) and Master Godfrey Richards (Welshpool), the Misses Mayman (Plas Iolyn), the Misses Walker (Llan- dudno), the Misses Pegram (Birkenhead), Mrs R. S. Chamberlain and Miss Chamberlain, Mrs Morville and Miss Evetts (Plas Mawr), Miss Fanner (Castle Hotel), Mr and Mrs Pollitt, Alderman Hugh Hughes, Mr and Mrs Wood (Morfa), Miss Amy Jones (Plas Vardre), &c. In the evening, there was an exhibition of Professor Codman's Punch" entertainment, fire-balloons were liberated, the Castle was illu- minated with coloured lights, and there was a display of rockets. THE CONWAY CORPORATION'S RESOLUTIONS. LETTERS OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT. The Town Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry) has received letters in acknowledgment of resolutions passed by the Conway Corporation, and has courteously favoured us with the subjoined copies of the same [COPY.] Whitehall, e 3 July, 1894. SIR,-I am directed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to acknowledge the receipt of your resolution of congratulation to Her Majesty the Queen, and to say that it shall receive due attention.—I am, Sir, your obedient servant, The Town Clerk, GODFREY Lu HINGTON. Conway. [COPY.] Marlborough House, Pall Mall, S.W. Sir Francis Knollys ls desired by the Prince and Princess of Wales to thank the members of the Town Council of the Borough of Conway for their kind congratulations upon the occasion of the birth of Their Royal Highnesses' grandson. 1st August, 1894. [COPY.] 1, Dock Chambers, Cardiff, August 4th, 1894. DEAR Sm,- Your kind letter containing a vote of condolence passed at your Town Council meeting for the families of those persons who were killed by the recent explosion at the Albion Colliery came duly to hand. Will you please convey to His Worship the Mayor and the members of your Town Council, the sincerest thanks of the bereaved families for their kind expressions of sympathy — Yours faithfully, T. E. Parry, Esq., EVAN OWEN. Town Clerk, Conway. VISIT OF THE MAYOR OF HEREFORD. A CURIOUS CLAIM. On Tuesday morning, August 22nd. thesubjoined letter, written on the official municipal paper of Hereford, was delivered to the addressee, The Custodian, Conway Castle, Conway 2, Glanvmor Terrace, Llandudno, 20th August, 1894. DEAR SIR,—I believe the "History of Conway Castle by David William Pugh, Esqre" states that the Mayor of Hereford is by Charter entitled to a "Dish of Fish" upon his informing the Custodian or Deputy Constable of the Castle of his intended visit, and by the desire of our respected Town Clerk, Joseph Carless, Junr., Esqre, who is anxious the right should be upheld, I beg to inform you that having the Honor of filling the office of Mayor this year, and three years previously, I purpose calling upon you to-morrow (Tuesday) between twelve and one o'clock as an evidence to maintain the privilege.—I am, Sir, Yours Faithfully, EDWIN EDW. BOSLEY, Mayor." Upon the arrival at Conway of the Mayor of Hereford and another member of the Hereford Corporation, they were referred to the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.), who informed them that there was no charter endowing the Mayor of Hereford with any such privilege, the person entitled to a "Dish of Fish" being Lord Hertford. However, had sparlings (the peculiar fish for which the Conwav river is noted) been in season and obtainable, he would personally have had much pleasure in presenting a dish of them to the Mayor of Hereford. As it was, it is understood that, in default of sparlings, the worthy civic chief of Conway treated his illustrious visitors to a bottle of champagne of an especially old and choice vintage. CONWAY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. At the Conway Board of Guardians' monthly meeting on Friday, August 24th, the Chairman (Rev W. Venables-Williams) presided, and there were also present County-Councillor John Davies (Vice-Chairman); Mr Morris Jones, J. P., ex-offlcio\ and Messrs Robert Evans, James Cutts, and Hugh Davies, and the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry). THE LIVERPOOL ROYAL INFIRMARY. The Board decided to subscribe three guineas annually to the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, upon the Vice-Chairman's motion, seconded by Mr Hugh Davies. THE PORTER'S APPOINTMENT CONFIRMED, The Chairman announced that the Local Government Board sanctioned Robert Williams's appointment as Workhouse porter at -4-35 per annum. COMMENDATORY NOTICES. The Chairman read the subjoined items from the Visitors' Book "August 7th, 1894.-1 have been much gratified with the state of the House and all arrangements. I consider that this Home for the poor and helpless is a model of what Workhouses ought to be.—J. Allanson Picton." "8th August 1894.-1 visited this Workhouse to-day, and am much struck with the extreme cleanlintess, order and neatness of every depart- ment, clearly showing good and efficient in man- agement; and liberality on the part of the Guardians. The plan of having the children educated in the ordinary public school, and not in any distinctive dress, is most humane and creditable. I have earned many useful things to-day.—James M. Moore, Physician Surgeon, P.HG., Lurgan, Ireland." "August 18th, I894.-Condticted religious wor- ship in the Hall with the inmates, and addressed them in remarks based on Math. xviii. 14,- "Even so it is not a thing willed before your Father who is in Heaven, that one ot these little ones should be lost."—Subject: The value set by God on the lowly, and the danger of despising them.I am very glad to repeat my highest testimony to the management in everyrespect.-Dr LIugwyOwen." "17th August 1894.—I have been through the House to-day, and have been much struck with the order and cleanly appearance of everything.
The Concert Hall was transformed into some- thing akin to a fairy palace. The twenty stalls were very tastefully decorated by the presiding ladies and their assistants. There was also a "curiosity and live stock tent," for which Messrs T. J. Jones and E. Booth Jones (Central Buildings) and Mr A. Jones (Bryn Corach, Conway), were mainly responsible. The incidental entertain- ments consisted of "mirthful mysteries" and miscellaneous programmes, under the direction of Mr F. Vincent Walker; the Town Band under Mr Underwood the St Tudno Brass Band led by Mr Hennessey Hughes; etc., etc. At night the gardens were illuminated, and there was a grand display of fireworks at ten o'clock.
All the inmates appeared to be contented and happy. There is a more homely appearance about the House than any that I have previously visited.—John R. Jones, Solicitor, Clerk of Bala Union." There was also another commendatory item written in Welsh, and signed by the Rev R. Curry. The Chairman remarked that such statements were most commendable to the Officials and Guardians. THE VACCINATION RETURN. The half-yearly vaccination returns were pre- sented, and showed that 19 were unaccounted-for in the Creuddyn district and 4 in the other district. THE MASTER'S REPORT. The Master (Mr Edward Jones) reported that there were in the Workhouse 48 inmates against 55 for the corresponding period of last year, and that 24 vagrants had been relieved during the past fortnight. CONWAY URBAN SANITARY AUTHORITY. At the Conway Urban Sanitary Authority's August monthly meeting called for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26th, at the Guild Hall, Conway, the Mayor (Councillor Dr R. Arthur- Prichard, J. P., C. C.) presided. The Authority is constituted as follows, those present being indica- ted by an asterisk, the time of arrival being shown within brackets following each asterisked name:- THE MAYOII: [Councillor Dr R Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.] ALDERMEN (4): *Griffith Jones (4.59). Hushes (4 59). *Hugh Jones (5.10). *William Hughes (5.15.) COUNCILLORS (12): *J. P. Griffiths. (5.10). *M. J. Morgan (5.27). John Williams. John Hughes *John Roberts (5.10). *R. A. Prichard (4.59). *Edward Roberts. (5 13). *J. W. Tosdevine (5.13). Humphrey Lewis. C. J. Wallace. Charles Drover. *Hugh Jones (5.16). OFFICIALB: Town Clerk: *Mr T. E. Parry (4.59). Borough Surveyor, -tc. *Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E. (5.11). Sanitary Inspector y Mr. D. M. Roberts. The Mayor read a letter he had received about about an hour previous from the Sanitary Inspector, saying that illness prevented his attendance, but he hoped to be able to be present at the Council meeting that day week. WATER-SUPPLY. The Borough Surveyor reported that the water- mains were supplied partly by Llyn Dulyn water and partly by the Cowlyd water. Answering questions by Councillor Edward Roberts, the Borough Surveyor and the Mayor explained how recent sudden stoppages of water- supply in Conway, had occurred, and the latter also considered that proposed stoppages of water should be notified in Gyffin as well as Conway. Alderman Hugh Hughes sug-gested that during the unfinished state of the Cowlyd works, house- holders should, as far as possible, keep a reserve supply of water in their houses. The Town Clerk said that the law required each householder to have a cistern containing twelve hours' stock of water The Borough Surveyor said that very few houses had such cisterns, and that such a system was unhealthy. After a little further discussion, the matter dropped. A COMMITTEE APPOINTED. Alderman Hugh Hughes and Councillors John Hughes and Edward Roberts were appointed a Committee to inspect the sites shown in certain building-plans submitted, and to assist the Borough Surveyor in deciding whether such sites were suitable for the buildings, and also to inspect certain buildings at Deganwy which were alleged not to have been built according to plan. THE WORKMEN'S DWELLINGS LOAN. The Town Clerk reported that he had not yet received more than an acknowledgement of his letter requesting the Local Government Board's formal sanction to the proposed loan for erecting artisans' cottages, and was instructed to write again that night, and to keep on writing at brief intervals until a definite answer was received. A NUISANCE AT LLANRHOS. With reference to a nuisance which had arisen from cesspools at Dr Gould's houses at Llanrhos, but which had now been temporarily remedied, it was ordered that Dr Gould be told to have any nuisance prevented, and that on any nuisance arising, proceedings will be taken without further notice. FIRE-BRIGADE EQUIPMENT.. Councillors J. P. Griffiths, J. W. Tosdevine, and John Roberts, were appointed a Committee to examine the tenders relating to fire-brigade equipment, and to report to the Council. The Borough Surveyor presented plans for draining the Gyffin district into the Gyffin river, and these were approved, the Town Clerk being instructed to apply for the Local Government Board's sanction to a £ 600 loan. Plans for draining houses on Bangor Road, and the un- drained houses within the Borough, at an estim- ated expense of £ 160, were presented and approved, the Town Clerk being instructed to enlarge the application by £200, namely, from £ 6ao to --rSoo. The Town Clerk reported that the Railway authorities had written stating, with reference to the road traffic delays at the Junction level- crossing, that, except for the last train at night, all tickets were now collected at Deganwy. The Mayor said that he had recently seen delays of twenty minutes. Councillor Dr Morgan gave similar testimony, and the Town Clerk was directed to again call the Railway Company's attention to the delays. THE COWLYD WATER-SCHEME. The Town Clerk was instructed to write to Mr Albert Wood, thanking him very warmly for an offer oft,ioo for providing two drinking-troughs to commemorate the completion of the Cowlyd Water-supply scheme, and to inform him that his kind offer had been referred for detailed consideration to the Estate Committee.