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THE RAINFALL AT BRYN EURYN. I Diameter of Funnel, 5 inches. Rain Guage i Height) Above ground, ] foot. I of Top f Above Sea Level, 125 feet. Readings taken at 9 a.m., daily. Month. Date. Depth. Remarks. Inches. September 11 — A \l 14 f Nil. 15 — 16 — I 16 14 f Nil. 15 — 16 — I 17 — 1 Total for week Total for week THOS. HUTCHINGS. CONGO METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY, COLWYN BAY. Week ending Sept. 15th, 1894. Mean Temperature for the week 54'S I Total Hours of Sunshine 53 hrs. 4=; min Maximum Temperature 6I'5 Total Rainfall Nil in. Minimum Temperature 43^2 | Mean Maximum Minimum Daily Humidity. Sunshine. Rainfall. Temper- Temper- Temper- Per Inches. Wind, ature. ature. ature. Cent. H. M. Sunday 58-9 53-2 56-0 Cj 8 35 N. Temper- Temper- Temper- Per Inches. Wind, ature. ature. ature. Cent. H. M. Sunday 58-9 53-2 56-0 C 8 35 N. Monday. 61*5 44'2 52'9 Sj 8 20 I N, Tuesday. 61'1 50'8 55*9 75 9 20 N.W. Wednesday. C V3 55'4 57*9 87 8 10 N. W. Thursday.. 60 "6 43'2 51 "9 65 3 40 N. Friday, 60'0 46*3 53'1 86 II 20 Calm. Saturday 60-3 51*3 55-8 83 4 20 Calm. The humidity is given in percentages, 100 per cent, meaning that the air contains as much moisture as it can under the existing conditions of temperature and pressure. FOR OUR BRETHREN IN "THE DARK CONTINENT." The Congo African Training Institute, Colwyn Bay, and its Branch Institutes in Africa, are doing a fair share of the great and glorious work of civilising The Dark Continent and winning the natives over from barbaric habits and idolatry to, Christianity, and the scheme of the Institute seems to be fulfilling the aims of its founder and secretary, the Rev W. Hughes, F.R.G.S., in adopting the most effective means for the regeneration of the African nations, and for avoiding all useless jeopardisation of white missionaries' lives in the African climates which have been found so deadly to Europeans, by training the most intelligent natives to become evangelists among their own nations, each student learning a trade so that he may demonstrate to his brethren that are in darkness the benefits of civilisation and the arts that flourish among peacefnl peoples. But all this warfare against African heathendom, carried on from the Congo Institute, needs the sinews of war," and the extension has caused a debt of -1-400, for the wiping off of which a grand bazaar is to be held in the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, next Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, September 25th and 26th, when it is sincerely to be hoped that generous patronage will be afforded to each and all of the various stallholders and the attractions announced. Not only is the cause a worthy one, but, if one may judge from the experience of former occasions, when the same personnel were responsible for the work. everyone patronising the bazaar will get good value for all money expended. SHOCKING SUICIDE AT RHOS. On Friday, September 14th, the inhabitants of the new rising seaside resort Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, were startled upon hearing that Mr Arthur W. Lawson, The Grange, had committed suicide by hanging himself. It appears that he was out on the Thursday evening, and seemed in good spirits. He arose on the Friday morning, and went out for his customary walk, and on his failing to return, his wife went to look for him, and asked the postman whether he had seen him. He said that he had not, and on going to the coalhouse she discovered her husband hanging, and cut him down, he being then alive. Dr Montague Venables-Williams, Colwyn Bay, was called in, but pronounced life to be extinct. Police- constable Jones,, Colwyn Bay, happened to be in the vicinity at the time, and was there just as the deceased was expiring. Mr Lawson leaves a widow and three children. On Saturday, September 15th, Dr Caithness, Deputy-Coroner for Denbighshire, held an inquest, at the Grange, Rhos-on-Sea, on the body of Arthur W. Lawson, aged 41. Mr D. Allen, Colwyn Bay, was foreman of the jury. Evidence was given as to the facts above-mentioned, and also as to the deceased having received a writ, a fact which was supposed to have preyed upon his mind. The iury returned a verdict of Suicide whilst labouring under temporary insanity." Preparations were made to have the interment at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, but it was the wish of the relatives to bury the remains at Liverpool, whither they were conveyed. A CHURCH ARMY VAN FOR ST. ASAPH DIOCESE. With the goodwill of the Bishop, one of the Church Army Mission and Colportage Vans has has just commenced work in the Diocese of St. Asaph. The Society has been enabled to place this Van in the field through the generosity of the Duke of Westminster, Lady Augusta Mostyn, and othor friends connected with the Diocese. Captain Morris,, who speaks both Welsh and English, is in charge of the Van, assisted by two earnest voung men, who are also bilinguists. The object of these officers is to win the careless by the preaching of the Gospel, and to counteract, by good literature, some of the objectionable publications which are so detrimental to the faith, and so likely to increase immorality and crime. Attractive spiritual reading, with a Church tone, is supplied at a very low rate. The Church Army have now eleven of these Vans at work in different Dioceses. Invitations for visits from the Van, which usually arrives on a Saturday or Monday, and leaves a week later, should be addressed to Rev L. W. Davies, Manafon Rectory, Berriew; or to Rev Carlile, hon. chief sec., headquarters, 130, Edgware Road, London, W. The success of these Vans has been most striking, no less than eight having been placed in the field during the last twelve months. The Van, which has already visited Llanrhos Parish, is much admired by all who have seen it. MR. JOHN ROBERTS AND THE COWLYD WATER SCHEME. In our report of last week's Local Board, with reference to Mr. Thomas Parry's proposal to have at Colwyn Bay a pnblic commemoration ot the opening of the Cowlyd water-scheme, Mr. John Roberts (Fern Bank) is reported to have 11 hoped that no such opening would take place until the scheme was completed. Perhaps it might be only half a scheme after all." To remove possible misapprensions, he Mr. John Roberts writes as follows, under date Sept. 18th, 1894 :The Cowlyd Water Scheme" being only half completed, that was my objection to having an opening ceremony meeting," when the Scheme itself was in the state it is. As to the Scheme when completed, in my opinion, no one could find fault with it, I hope. I have the greatest faith in the engineer and other officials and the joint-committee, and, no doubt, the whole of the Cowlyd Board are the cream of their respective authorities. When their great work shall be complete, the whole Board and officials shall be praised. MR. SCHOFIELD'S BENEFIT CONCERT. A grand benefit concert to Mr. F. W. Schofield and the members of the Town Band, was given, at the Public Hall, on Monday evening, Sept. 17th, and was well patronised by the public. The fol- lowing programme was ably gone through :— Overture, Light Cavalry (Suppi); song, An- chored (Watson), Mr. R. Ll. Samuel song, Alice, where art thou ? (Ascher), Mr. Davies song, Miss Burton (Rhyl) song, Death of Nelson," Mr. Llew. Jones song, London Bridge," Mr. R. LI. Samuel; minuet in "A" (Boccheirini) selection from The Pirates of Penzance" (Sulivan), the Band. Part II.—Inter- mezzo, Cavaliera Rusticana (Mascayni) trombone solo, The Two Choirs (Picolomini), Mr. J. Cragg; duat, "Cvmry Fydd," Messrs. Jones and Evans Song, The Sailor's Grave," Miss Burton song, Let me like a Soldier fall," Mr. E. Davies cornet solo, The Lost Chord (Sullivan), Mr. J. Gray; song, Three Ship- wrecks," Mr. E. C. Evans; march, "En Fete," the Band; finale, "God save the Queen. Mr Burwell was the accompanist, and all the artistes acquitted themselves most effeciently. MR ARTHUR PAYNE'S GRAND EVENING CONCERT. A grand evening concert was given at the Public Hall, on Tuesday evening, September 18th, under the patronage of thel Rev W. Venables- Williams, M.A. Oxon., the artisles being Madame Conway (soprano), Mr Leslie Harris (humorist), Mr Arthur Payne (violin), and Dr Roland Rogers' (pianoforte) The first part of the programme opened with a duo concert-ante, William Tell," (De Beriot and Osborne), Mr Payne and Dr Rogers. The remainder of the programme was as follows:—Song, "My dearest heart" (Sullivan), Madame Conway humorous musical sketch, Unmusical music" (Leslie Harris), Mr Leslie Harris, and, as the encore, "The baby on the shore" song, "Where the bee sucks" (Arnold) and "Good morrow, gossip Joan" (Anon), Madame Conway. Part second --Violin solo, Hegre Kati (Hubway), Mr Payne song, Banks of Lock Lomond (arranged by Lawson), Madame Conway; humorous musical sketch, "Jones's Jubilee" (Leslie Harris), Mr Leslie Harris, and as the encore, "What's the good of anything—eh nothing" violin solo, Andante and Finale from Mendelssohn's concerts, Mr Payne. The artistes cannot be praised too highly for their exquisite renderings of each and every item, the concert being a prolonged feast of high-class music much appreciated by the critical audience, each item being encored. There was a fair attendance, and it was abundantly evident that at the height of the season high-class concerts would be so appreciated and patronised as to raise Colwyn Bay in public estimation, and be an additional attraction to the increasingly many great musicians who spend their summer vacations at some of the peaceful seaside resorts of North Wales. Although on Tuesday night all the artistes received overwhelming ovations, we have no hesitation in saying that assuredly there was not one iota of applause more than was justly due to the merit displayed.

CONWAY.