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CONWAY. Parish Church (Sunrlav 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. Knglish service. Rev J. G. Haworth, of Colwyn Bay. Wnsleyan Methodist Chapel. -(Fziglish Services).— Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Mr W. C. B. Turner, Conway. 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— ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN SERVICES.—The Rev J. Verrier Jones (of Rhyl) conducted the services last Sunday, September 30th. Next Sunday, October 7th, the Rev T. H. Williams (of Bala) will officiate. THE NORTH WALES COAST FOOTBALL Assoc- IATION.—At the North Wales Coast Football Association's meeting on October 2nd, at Rhyl, Mr J. J. Marks (Llandudno) presiding, the draw for the first round of the Senior and Junior Cups took place, and Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E., Conway, was appointed referee in the Carnarvon Reserve v. Bangor Reserve match for the Junior Cup, for which the first round was fixed for Oct- ober 20th. A PRIMROSE LEAGUE MEETING AT LLANSANT- FFRAID.- A successful meeting of the Primrose League was held at Llansantffraid-glan-Coriway, on Saturday afternoon, September 22nd. This is a new Ward of the "Gloddaeth" Habitation, and since its formation great progress has been made in the work of the Primrose League in the neigh- bourhood. The Lady Augusta Mostyn, Dame President, presided, and presented diplomas and badges to a large number of new members, and expressed great pleasure at seeing so many present that afternoon. She also congratulated the Hon. Secretary (Mrs Fincham) and the Wardens on the encouraging growth of the Primrose League in this little village.Mr Fincham, Pro- vincial Secretary for North Wales, addressed the meeting at considerable length, on the aims and objects of the Primrose League, and he also impressed on the members that it was their duty as Primrose-Leaguers to do their utmost to frus- trate the attempt now being made to deprive the ancient Welsh Church of her endowments and to use those endowments for secular purposes. Mr Fincham also pointed out the indefeasible right of all parents to have their children educated in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity, and he con- cluded his remarks by proposing a hearty vote of thanks to Lady Augusta Mostyn for her kindness in presiding at the meeting, and this was carried with great applause.—Mr Brooks, of Glan-conway, then addressed the meeting, in a very able Welsh speech.—The proceedings closed with the singing of the National Anthem.—Great credit is due to Miss Brittain and Miss Evans, the Wardens, for getting up such a good meeting. A FORMER RESIDENT'S LATEST APPOINTMENT.— Mr Huw Rowland of Bangor, was on September 28th elected out of several candidates to the post of superintendent registrar of births, marriages and deaths in the Bangor Union. PRESENTATIONS TO DEPARTING MEMBERS OF THE DIVISIONAL POLICE.-The respect and esteem in which Police-Sergeant Rowland (10) was held in Llandudno and neighbourhood prompted a number of leading Llandudnoites to take up the pleasureable duties connected with the present- ation of an address and a tangible token of their interest in his promotion to an Inspectorate at Pwllheli, in succession toSupt. Hughes (resigned), and the presentation of a framed illuminated address accompanying a purse of twenty-five guineas, was made, at the Masonic Hall, Llan- dudno, on Thursday evening, September 27th, when Inspector Rowland was also presented, 011 behalf of his former comrades in the Conway Petty-Sessional Police-force, with a gold-mounted umbrella, and a handsome walking-stick. At Penmaenmawr, Police-Sergeant Griffith Edwards has been similarly presented with a testimonial subscribed-for by the residents, on-his appointment to be Chief Clerk at Carnarvon, in the place of Inspector Harris (promoted to the charge of the Bangor Division, vacant on Inspector Prothero's appointment as Chief Constable of Anglesea). FLINTSHIRE AND CARNARVONSHIRE RIFLE ASSOCIATION.—In addition to the results of the other competitions previously decided and al- ready announced, the under-mentioned results in the annual competition at Conway, concluded last Saturday, September 22nd. have just been made known. Lord and Lady Penrhyn, it will be remembered, gave a fifty-guinea challenge-cup and £ 10 in prizes. The cup was won by the Hawarden Company, with a total aggregate of 346, the £ 10 was allocated to the following seven best shots:—Private W. Challoner (B), Sergeant Newton, Corporal H. Jones, Private S. J. Jones, S. Bartley, Griffiths, and R. James. The National Rifle Association's bronze medal county badge of :£7 10s was won by Captain Sparrow (Caergwrle), 62 points; second prize, £ 4. and county badge. Sergeant Newton (B), 59 points. Other Assoc- iation prizes were won by Private Ashcroft, Sergeant Ratcliffe, Private Bailey, Sergeant Litherland, Privates Challoner, P. Griffiths, Pimblett, W. Roberts, Corporal H. Jones, Ser- geants T. Davies, J. Roberts, and Leech, Privates Bartley and Booth. CONWAY LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. At the Conway Literary and Debating Society's meeting on Tuesday evening, October 2nd, Vice- President J. Roger Dawson occupied the chair until the arrival of the President (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.), whose train was a few minutes late. The Society considered the Executive Com- mittee's proposals for the inaugural address, and it was decided that the inaugural meeting be held at 8.0 p.m, on October 9th, at the Boys' School- room, the Mayor (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Pric- hard) to deliver the address (illustrated with the oxyhydrogen light), and that the chair be occupied by the President of the Society. It was also announced that the President had kindly promised to deliver an exposition (followed by discussion) of the new Parish Councils and District Councils arrangements, on October 16th, discussion to follow the paper; and that on Oct- ober 23rd the question "Should wives obey their husbands ? would be debated, Councillor J. P. Griffiths to open affirmatively, and Vice-President J. Roger Dawson to oppose. These announce- ments were approved by the Society. After several new members had been proposed, seconded, ballotted-for, and elected without oppos- ition, it was reported that the Committee unanim- ously recommended the payment of "the Sec- retaries," the Senior to receive -63 lOS, and the Junior i os. The President stated that the present Hon. Secretaries would vacate office, should the scheme be adopted, but would be eligible for re- election. The discussion of the matter was adjourned till October 30th, the Hon Secretaries consenting to act meanwhile. THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES' SOIREE. On Tuesday evening, September 25th, the members of the Conway Castle Tent of Rechabites, with their wives and friends, sat down to a splendid repast in the Ancient Coffee Room, Aberconwy Temperance Hotel. Grace was said by the Rev T. D. Jones, Congregational minister. After the tables were cleared, Councillor J. P. Griffiths proposed that Mr T. W. Hughes occupy the chair during the entertainment. Mr Hughes, in thanking the company for the honour conferred upon him, said that he had expected to be excluded from the chair that nignt, as he had had another gentleman's name to pro- pose, but, as one of their rules was to do everv- thing asked them, he would try to conduct the duties of the chair. He then went on to speak on the history of the Order, which had been first formed on the 25th of August, 1835, in the house of Mr Moses Meadowcroft, Salford, for the purpose of establishing a Temperance Friendly Society. The number of persons who then joined the Order, was i i. At the second meeting of the Tent, several new members were enrolled. On October 20th, 1835, the Executive Council, or Central Committee of Management, was formed. The name of the first Tent was "Ebenezer," and within three months after the formation of this, another tent (called the "Good Samaritan") was opened, and before the end of December 1835, three Tents had been formed, and were very successful. On the 6th February 1836, the Executive Council decided to form a Burial Fund. Mr Hughes then went on to give statistics:—To the end of 1892, the membership was:—Adults, 112,092 juveniles, 59,905. At the last previous Movable Conference, the total number of members was 97,563 adults and 48,472 juveniles, showing for 18 months an increase of 14,529 adults and 11,433 juveniles: During the past two years 242 Adult Tents and 197 Juvenile Tents, had been instituted, the funds during the same period showing an increase of £IOO,OOO. In Wales, the increase in number of Tents, was 26. Mr John Owen, then gave a capital rendition of "Chwyfiwn Faner." The Chairman then called upon Councillor J. P. Griffiths to address the meeting. Mr Griffiths stated that the object of the entertainment was to commemorate the forming of the Conway Castle Tent of Rechabites, which had taken place two years ago. At present, it numbered 25 members. During the past two years, only two members had been expelled for breaking the pledge. The emblem of the Tent was white, the emblem of purity; but the Rechabites were not content to be themselves pure, but strived to get other people to be the same. The chief object of this Society was that every member should do whatever he could for the welfare of all in their various spheres of life, to give everybody a helping hand. It was not only a temperance Society, but also a Friendly Society, and the aid it had given many in sickness, etc., was immense. He hoped that every member present would remember his cov- enant, and do all in his power in aiding others, and also for the success of the Society. Mr Henry Lloyd here gave a fine rendering of "Gwlad y Delyn." The Rev T. D. Jones, Congregational minister, having been called upon to address the meeting, said that he was very glad to-be present, and thanked the members for their, kind invitation. He thought the. Rechabites Society a splendid one in every sense. Not only was it working for morality, but it was a means of preparing for the future in a pecuniary way, and he wished the Conway Tent every success. Mr Thomas, Manchester House, brought the house down with his mirth-provoking lecture on "'Temperance. The Chairman next called upon Councillor Dr M. J. Morgan, who said that he was very glad to have the pleasure of being present that evening, and, remarking upon the excellence of this Society over other Friendly Societies, stated that at Bradford two Lodges of Friendly Societies had been opened,—one Rechabite and one Oddfellows. The annual death-rate amongst the members of the Rechabite Tent, was 1 in 150; and the death- rate amongst the members of the Oddfellows' Lodge, was i in 40. He had great pleasure in proposing a vote of thanks to the ladies for under- taking so readily the work of carving. Mr R. B. Hughes here read "Catching a Cold," by Mark Twain. Alderman Hugh Hughes had great pleasure in seconding Dr Morgan's proposition. He thought that the success of the meeting was due in a great measure to this, and to the splendid catering of Mrs Jones. He was very glad to see the Rev T. D. Jones present, and hoped to see the other min- isters of the town in a similar meeting very soon. He thought that a counter-attraction to the public houses was urgently needed, and was sure that meetings of this kind would in a great measure go far towards this end. The motion having been carried unanimously, Mr John Owen gave the solo "The Noble Boy of Truth," in splendid style. Mr T. M. Jones proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Jones for her excellent catering, and said that it needed no praise from him, as the way in which the company present had enjoyed themselves, spoke volumes for the skill of the caterer. After Mr W. G. Williams (chemist), had briefly, in a few appropriate words, supported Mr Jones's motion, which was carried most enthusiastically, inir Jones, in a few suitable words, thanked the company on behalf of Mrs Jones, and a very pleasant evening came to a close, with the sing- ing of the Doxology. THE ARBITRATION OF THE MAIN ROADS QUESTION. On Monday afternoon, October 1st, at the Guild Hall, Conway, Mr Thomas Coddrington, M. Inst. C.E., Local Government Inspector, re- sumed (after an adjournment from September 25th) the arbitration of the dispute between the Conway Corporation and the Carnarvonshire County Council, as regarded the sum the County Council ought to contribute towards the maintenance of main-roads within the Borough of Conway. There were present on behalf of the County Council:—County-Alderman Elias Jones, J. P., Llandudno; Mr E. Jones Williams, Rhydlanfair; Mr J. Evans Jones, Trefriw; Mr J. H. Bodvel- Roberts (Clerk to the County Council), and Mr Evan Evans (County Surveyor). For the Town Council there were present:—the Town Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry); the Borough Surveyor (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.), who acted for the Sanitary Inspector (who was absent through illness; and Mr Owen Jones (Brynaber), Quarry Manager. The Borough Surveyor submitted that one cause of discrepancy was he County Surveyor's omission (in his estimate of cost of repairs of the roads in question) to allow anything for the cost of quarry- ing the necessary macadam, whereas this item cost the Corporation eighteenpence per load. The Quarry Manager, in answer to the Borough Surveyor, said that he kept accounts of the material taken from the quarry, the men's time, etc., and week by week rendered an account to the Sanitary Inspector, after which the wages were paid in due course. After questions of account had been gone into, the date of the termination of the quasi contract between the County Council and the Corporation, was mentioned, Mr Bodvel-Roberts contending that the date was the end of the financial vpar subsequent to Corporation's final refusal (on March 1st, 1893) to maintain the roads for the allowance theretofore granted them, and Mr T. E. Parry submitting that the date was the begin- ning of the then-current financial year. However, the Inspector decided that he must go into the accounts of the year in question, inasmuch as the County Council had submitted to arbitration the accounts of the year in question and of the follow- ing year. Proceeding, the Borough Surveyor explained that although the quarry was the source of supply of stone for building purposes,, no material there- from was used for roads other than the main-roads. The County Surveyor produced a detailled estimate for a portion of the period under review, and, the accounts having been then examined at considerable length, the County Surveyor put in, for comparison, the rates (per mile) of expenditure on county roads just outside the Borough, and under his immediate control. The Borough Surveyor said that he was dis- posed to recommend the Corporation in future to get all the main-roads macadam from Penmaen- mawr. After some further discussion, the Inquiry closed at 5.30 p.m., after a sitting of three hours and a half. THE JUNCTION RAILWAYMEN'S ANNUAL SUPPER. On Friday evening, September 28th, the annual supper for Llandudno Junction railwaymen, was held at the Ferry Farm Hotel, Llandudno Junction, where about sixty sat down to an excellent repast provided by Mr and Mrs Moses Godber. After supper, Mr Benbow (stationmaster) took the chair, and the vice-chairs were occupied by Messrs Cartwright, Nevitt, and Osborne, and the following assisted with §ongs and recitations:— Messrs H. Ellis, Connolly, Tharme, Boulton, Huxley, Humphreys, Berry, and Ackerley. The toast of "Queen and Country," proposed by the chairman, having been drunk with enthusiasm, Mr Ackerly proposed the toast of "The L. & N. W. Railway Company," and, in the course of his remarks, after expressing pleasure at seeing such a goodly number present and thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who had so kindly and generously subscribed towards the provision of the good things they had enjoyed, spoke of the pride that North-western railwaymen ought to feel at their connexion with a railway whose system was con- sidered the best in the world. Continuing, Mr Ackerley went on to say,—We have a noble body of Directors, who have sympathy and kindness to their emfiloyds, which is shown by their generosity in subscribing to the diffierent Societies for the benefit of the workingman. I should therefore advise all present and elsewhere to stand united, and thus encourage and enlist kindly feelings towards us from those who are able and willing to improve our positions whenever our abilities and merits show that we are able and willing to fill better positions. Certainly we have grievances and some of us think that we are not treated with that fairness which we are entitled to, but I feel sure that, if we press our claims in the proper quarter, we should be listened to, and, although there have been cases of favouritism which were very plain, yet, if those interested would only show that such promotion tended to create dis- satisfaction, I think the Directors would be the first to put their foot upon and stop the power from being excercised. Anyhow, I hope that merit and abilities will always be repaid, and thus encourage those who were willing to give their youthful energy and zeal to the service which I hope will always have the confidence and support of the travelling public. [Loud Cheers.]. The toast, with which were coupled the names of the chairman and vice-chairmen, was received very cordially, and was suitably responded to, and the Chairman stated that, whilst he con- sidered that all should do their best to secure punctuality, in his experience he found the London and North-Western as good at timekeeping as any other Railway Company, but travellers who missed trains always grumbled, no matter on what system they travelled. The next toast was that of the District Superin- tendent (Mr Neele), proposed by the Chairman, who expressed very great pleasure in asking them to drink to the health of their Superintendent, who, the speaker felt quite sure that everyone in that room that knew him must say, had dealt with the railway staff as a gentleman, and who was one of whom it could be said that, if they all acted as near the mark as they could, they would always obtain his sympathy, and that any grievances explained to him he would try his best to remedy. The toast was received with enthusiasm, and For he's a jolly good fellow" was heartily sung, after which Mr Ackerley said that Mr Neele had asked him to express his regret that he was unåble to be present with them that evening. Mr Neele thought that his presence might be a restraint, and thus prevent them from enjoying themselves. This was the only reason that Mr Neele had for not accepting their kind invitation, but he hoped that they would all enjoy themselves, and, if spared, nothing but ill-health would prevent him (Mr Neele) from having the pleasure of joining them at the festive board another year, should they again afford him the honour of an invitation. [Loud cheers]. The health of the Chairman and his family having been drunk with musical honours, on the proposal of Mr Humphries, and Mr Benbow having responded, a very agreeable reunion closed with a vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Godber, for their excellent catering. It was arranged that the few shillings surplus after paying all outgoings, should be handed over to Ticket-collector Joseph Moody, who broke his leg at Deganwy the preceding Monday, and whose recovery is satisfactorily procoeding in the Sarah Nicol Memorial Cottage Hospital, Llan- dudno.

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