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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.

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