OLD COLWYN. HARVEST FESTIVAL.—A short, bright, successful thanksgiving service was held at the English Baptist Church, Old Colwyn, on Wednesday evening, October loth, at which the Colwyn Bay African Students took part..Appropriate harvest hymns were sung, and a recitation on the final harvest delivered by an African Student. The Pastor, the Rev John B. Brasted, then gave an impressive address to a most attractive audience from the words-" The harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels." Matth. xiii. 39. A kV ELSH WESLEYAN COFFEE-S UPPER. -A coffee- supper, which was fairly well attended, was held on Tuesday evening, October 9th, at the Welsh Wesleyan Schoolroom, Colwyn, the tables being presided over by Mrs Hughes and Miss Hughes, Tudno House Miss Bartley, Sheffield House; Miss Williams, Compton House Mrs Margaret Jones, Pleasant View, Penmaen Mrs Hughes, Fron Terrace Miss Jones, Pleasant View and Miss Williams, Preswylfa.' "it the provision-table were Mrs Jones, Rose Cottage Mrs Catherine Jones, Hillside; and Mrs Ellen Jones, Epworth House. At the fountain head, were Mrs Davies, Fron Terrace Miss S. E. Williams, Mount Pleasant and Miss Jones, Chester House. The hot-water arrangements were capitally looked after by Mr John Evans, Colwyn Terrace; Mrs H. Evans, 8, Colwyn Terrace and Mrs Davies, Tai'r Bont rendering great assistance. This supper was given by the young people of the Church. A similar supper (which was over- crowded had been given a week previous by Mrs Evans, Mohrcroft, Colwyn, and by that means a capital sum was realised. ST. CATHERINE'S COLWYN, HARVEST FESTIVAL. —Harvest Thanksgiving Services were held in St. Catherine's Church, Colwyn, on Monday and Tuesday, October 1st and 2nd. The preacher at both services (Welsh and English) on the Monday evening, was the Rev Meredith J. Hughes, Curate of Colwyn Bay, who delivered most able dis- courses suitable for the occasion. The preacher at I I a.m. (English), and 7 p.m. (Welsh), on the Tuesday, was the Rev J. M. Griffiths, Vicar of Llanfihangel-Geneu'r-Glyn, Aberystwith, who de- livered most eloquent sermons. The congregations throughout were large, and the services were bright and hearty. The Church was very nicely and tastefully decorated by Miss Jennie Jones, Miss Lloyd, The Misses Wilks, Misses Whitle, Miss Griffiths, The Misses Ellis Jones, and Miss Sharpe, who were kindly assisted by the Misses Howes Roberts, St Asaph Annie Lloyd, Green- hough, Rickman, Skelding, Jumeaux, and Squires. Gifts of fruit and flowers were kindly sent for the occasion by the parishioners and otherkind friends. The offertories during the services, £ "] 12s 6d in all, were in aid of the Diocesan Societies. THE CLOSING OF GROES BRIDGE. At the Assembly Rooms, Colwyn, a meeting of ratepayers, team-owners, carriage-proprietors, and others, was held, for the consideration of the burning question of the neighbourhood the "Closing of Groes Bridge." The chair was ably filled by Mr William Jones (Minafon), who was supported by the leading inhabitants of Colwyn and Colwyn Bay. In his opening remarks, the chairman pointed out the object of the meeting, referring also to the fact that he, as a member of the Local Board, had done all in his power to get a temporary bridge during the re-construction of the present closed bridge. He then called upon Mr M. Wilks to move a resolution setting forth the great obstruction to traffic, and urging the County Council to erect a temporary bridge. Mr Wilks, bringing forward the resolution, con- demned the Local Board for allowing the signing of the contract to take place before examining thoroughly whether proper arrangement had been made for safeguarding the welfare of the people and of the traffic. He then set forth the disadvan- tages of the present arrangements for the utilis- ation of the by-road,—winter was coming on, when snow and frost would be making it imposible to travel. They had been shown, by the Chair- man of the Local Board, that it would cost L300 to erect a temporary structure. That meant 2d in the £ Well, there had been no public meeting to find out whether the ratepayers were opposed to that, and he (the speaker) was certain that they would all be too glad to pay this increased rate rather than suffer from the present obstruction, or, if otherwise, he would suggest a twopenny toll to be charged for every carriage, etc., that should pass, with a view to making the burden lighter. After some further remarks, Mr Wilks said that lie had great pleasure in moving the resolution. This was seconded by Mr R. Evans (contractor), who informed the meeting that at a ratepayers meeting at Colwyn Bay the previous evening, it was unanimously resolved to erect a foot-bridge. After the applause with which this announcement was received, had subsided, the speaker criticised harshly the doings of the Local Board, in that they had not done what they ought to have done. Mr Bateson supported the resolution, and said that he would give land on which to erect a foot- bridge, and Mr Robinson was also willing. [Applause.]. Mr David Jones (carrier): As you are so kind, Mr Bateson, it wont take much more land to be wide enough to take carts. Mr Owen Williams (Church Walks), in support- ing the resolution, informed the meeting that he and his co-member; had done the uttermost in their power to get a temporary bridge. He was informed that at Colwyn Bay the feeling was most strongly for a temporary bridge. A stianger asked the chairman who had closed the bridge. The Chairman The County Council. The stranger: On what authority ? The Chairman: Government, I suppose. The Stranger: Why don't the inhabitants rise in one body, and march and insist on getting a bridge ? The Chairman They can do so if they like, and you at the head of them; I have no objections. Mr Bateson: How would it be to get a foot- bridge and a chain-horse. Mr Wilks: Mr Chairman, I propose that we don't advocate these small items,—let us have the temporary bridge, and go in as one body for the same. After a few remarks from Mr Owen Williams, Mr Williams Rees supported the resolution in an able speech, and, quoting the letter of the Chair- man of the Local Board in The Weekly News, he said that it was entirely for the ratepayers to choose, and the bridge would not cost £ 300. And, even if it did, better bear it than face the winter months up narrow lanes. He believed that the Committee who recommended the diver- sion consisted of Messrs Walker and Porter, and asked whether it was fair to the District that two men should have the power to render so much annoyance to everyone. The Roads Committee was composed of eight Colwyn Bay members to one from Colwyn, and few (if any) of the eight ever came into Colwyn, so that the matter of the bridge being closed or open, was not of much consequence to them. He believed that the bridge was good enough for another twenty years, and quoted from the opinions of competent men. At all events, the Local Board (being con- tributaries to the cost) should have insisted on either the bridge being left alone, or a [temporary bridge being erected. The rights of men and women who never read a paper or had leisure to make inquiries, rested with those who had, and he protested strongly against those men who never considered them when their best interests were involved. He was pleased to see so large and enthusiastic a meeting, and he hoped that some good would result. The mismanagement of the Local Board was so patent as to be beyond discussion, but he sympathised with the three Colwyn members, opposed as they were by nine from whom (with rare exceptions) little help was ever got. The resolution was carried amidst loud cheers, and unanimously. A vote ot thanks to the chairman was proposed by Mr Wilks, and seconded by Mr J. W. Vaughan (builder).
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. S't. Agnes: 6.0 p.m. English service. Rev J. G. Haworth, of Colwyn Bay. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.—(English 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. 1°9- THE JUNCTION RKILWAY MISSION SERVICES.— Commencing at seven o'clock each Friday evening during the winter months, an hour's service will be held at the Railway Mission Room, Llandudno Junction. The last of these meetings each month will take the form of an evangelistic meet- ing, the other meetings will consist-for the most part—of Bible-readings. Fxcept during the above- mentioned services, the Mission Room, which is well supplied with newspapers and games, is open throughout every week-day, all railwaymen being especially welcome. INQUEST AT CONWAY.-On Tuesday afternoon, October 9th, at the Police Station, Conway, Mr J. H. Bodvel-Roberts, Coroner for Carnarvonshire. held an inquest on the body of Elizabeth Ann Parry, aged 2-1 years. From the evidence, it appeared that the deceased child, who was the daughter of William Parry, 27, Berry Street, Conway, on Friday morning, October 5th, whilst plaing in the back-yard, overturned a saucepan of boiling water, which was intended to be used in pig's food, and which was being prepared by the next-door neighbours, the child being able to get to the saucepan through the yards not being divided. The child was scalded, and, despite all that medical and nursing attendance could do, died at two o'clock on Monday morning.—A verdict of Accidental death was returned. IN AID OF THE SCHOOLS.—The first concert for the Schools will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd. AN IMPORTANT FURNITURE-AUCTION NEXT MONDAY.—In our advertising columns Mr T. W. Griffith announces that next Monday, October 15th, he will sell by auction the greater portion of the modern and superior furniture and effects at Waterloo House, Lancaster Square, Conway. ARCHDEACON HOWELL TO PREACH THIS EVENING.—Archdeacon Howell, who is coming straight from the Church Congress which is being holden at Exeter this week, is expected to arrive about half-past six this evening, and will after- wards occupy the pulpit in Conway Parish Church. THE TABERNAC, WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. —In connexion with a congregation attending the Tabernacl (Welsh Wesleyan) Chapel, Conway, a Mutual Improvement Society has been formed, officers being elected as follow :—President, Rev Owen Evans Vice-President, Alderman Hugh Hughes Hon. Sec., Mr J. R. Jones (Union); and Hon. Treasurer, Mr W. R. O. Williams (Central Buildings). THE APPROACHING MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—For the four Councillorships vacated this year, namely those of Councillors J. P. Griffiths, Edward Roberts, John Roberts, and John Williams, the Liberals 'have decided to nominate Councillors J. P. Griffiths and John Roberts Mr Morris Jones, J.P.; and Mr John Hughes, house-agent, Deganwy. The Conservatives will nominate Councillors Edward Roberts and John Williams. It is rumoured that Messrs A. W. Jones (Bryn- corach) and Owen Jones (Brytigosol) will be also nominated by the Conservatives. THE G. F. S.—At the Boys' Schoolroom, Conway, about six o'clock on Tuesday evening, October 9th, a goodly number gathered together for the purpose of hearing about the Girls' Friendly Society, with a view to forming a local branch. The proceedings opened with the singing of a hymn, followed by prayer, after which the Vicar of Conway (Rev J. P. Lewis) introduced to the meeting Miss Griffiths (of Machynlleth), G. F. S. Bangor Diocesan Organising Secretary, who explained the nature and objects of the Girls' Friendly Society. The first object sought was to provide a friend for every girl wherever she goes, and in the Society there were three orders. The Associates were ladies who undertake to be friends to the second order, the Members (girls who sought to be aided by the moral support given by membership), the third order being Candidates, who, later, would be drafted into the membership-rolls. The Society was a grand world-wide sisterhood whose moto was Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." If the Society did nothing else, it gave an opportunity for using influence for good. It was impossible for anyone joining the Society in a right spirit not to receive some benefit therefrom, and not to do some good to others. Proceeding, Miss Griffith enlarged upon some instances of good work done by the Girls' Friendly Society.— The Vicar, thanking Miss Griffith for her very practical address, said that it had impressed them all most forcibly with the desirability of forming a branch. An opportunity for enrolment of Associates and Members would be given on an early occasion.—After the singing of an hymn, the proceedings ended with the Benediction, pronounced by the Vicar. COWLYD WATER-SUPPLY BOARD. At the Cowlyd Water-Supply Board's meeting, at Conway, on Friday morning, October 5th, the Chairman (Rev W. Venables-Williams) presided, and there were also present County-Alderman Thomas Parry, County.Councillor John Porter, Mr A. O. Walker, the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, C.C.), Aldermen Captain Griffith Jones and Hugh Hughes, and Messrs J. Cutts and Hugh Davies, and the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry) and the Surveyor Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.). The Surveyor stated that the water had not yet been turned on to Colwyn Bay, and, upon the Chairman saying that he was very much surprised to find that the pipes across the new Conway Bridge, though laid, had not been jointed, the Surveyor explained that the felting had arrived in insufficient quantity, the firm supplying the same (to the order of Messrs Vaughan and Dimond, contractors for the Bridge) having sent only a certain number of feet instead of that number of "yards" as ordered. The additional felting had now arrived, and he hoped to have all completed in the next few days. Alderman Parry and Mr A. O. Walker stated that within the past few days they had separately visited the works at Cowlyd, and were satisfied with the progress made. The Surveyor reported that satisfactory progress was being made with the laying of the earthenware pipes from Dolgarrog Woods to the lake. The line was now complete to the temporary intake at the floodgate, and he hoped to begin supplying the district from that source within the next few days. The contractor had that day begun laying the cast-iron pipes from the guage chamber to the lake. There was about a mile and a quarter of pipe-line to be laid before the lake was tapped. With the exception of about twelve hundred yards, the ground was dry and easy to work. As regarded the puddle-trench for the embankment, he hoped to be able to have an alternative scheme to lay before the Board's next meeting. The Surveyor, replying to Mr Walker, said the only reason why the water could not be turned to Colwyn Bay was that he had discovered a slight leakage in the pipes, and he had instructed the contractor to see that they were made water-tight before a drop of water was sent through. He estimated that the temporary service would supply Colwyn Bay with 200,000 gallons daily. Amongst the charges was one of £ 45 14s 5d, made by the London and North-Western Railway Company, for laying baulks under the level crossing at Llandudno Junction. Alderman Hugh Hughes: Are there no particu- lars given ? The Chairman We entered into an agreement with the Company, and there is nothing to do but to grin and bear it. On the motion of Alderman Parry, seconded by the Mayor, Alderman Hugh Hughes was added to the existing Finance Committee. The Clerk was instructed to write to the Llan- dudno Improvement Commissioners, asking how many representatives they wished to appoint on the conferencc about the termination of the water- supply agreements between the Commissioners and the Cowlyd Board, so that the Cowlyd Board should appoint a similar number. CONWAY LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. The inaugural address of the pressent session of the Conway Literary and Debating Society was delivered on Tuesday evening, October 9th, at the Boys' Schoolroom, by the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.), who selected as his subject The Human Body," the lime-light effects being rendered by Mr J. R. Furness, Curator R.C.A. The President of the Society (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.), in opening the proceedings and introducing the lecturer, said that the Society had done him the honor of asking him to occupy the chair oil the occasion when- the Mayor of Conway had kindly consented to address them upon an important and interesting subject, and he would take the opportunity of briefly explaining—for the benefit of non-members who were present that evening-the objects and nature of the Society. His Worship, without prefatory remarks, exhibited on the screen the instruments (micro- scope, dissecting-forceps, etc.) with which scientists investigated the wonderful mechanism of the human body, and then proceeded to elucidate, with illustrative diagrams, the bony framework of the body and of its members, one slide showing the pressed-in ribs of a wasp-waisted lady side by side with the ribs of a lady who, neither herself nor her ancestors for five genera- tions had been subject to tight-lacing, for, as the lecturer explained to his deeply-interested audience, were tight-lacing to be now abandoned, five generations would have to intervene ere ladies' waists would re-assume the natural shape which is associated with the highest capacity for health. Proceeding, the lecturer outlined the muscular and nervous systems, and the mechanism of the organs of mastication, digestion, hearing, speaking, etc., and in conclusion said that time had not allowed him to do more than introduce to them a subject, the study of which was of such deep and real interest to all as The Human Body." The President, in moving a very hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer, said that what the lecturer had laboured under was the difficulty of giving, within the time allotted for the lecture, even a mere outline of the extensive and interesting subject the lecturer had introduced under the notice of the Society. He (the President) hoped that during the session the lecturer might be induced to give them some lectures on specific portions of human physiology. Vice-President J. Roger Dawson, in seconding the vote, which was enthusiastically carried, said that he ldfeoured under two difficulties, namely, finding words adequate to express the Society's appreciation of the lecture, and in following so able a spokesman as the mover of the vote. He could not express more fully or more fittingly the Society's appreciation of the lecture, and the desire for further lectures, than by cordially endorsing the words of the President. The lecturer, after briefly responding, moved a vote of thanks to Mr J. R. Furness, to whose ever-ready kindness, urbanity, and ability he felt that the success of that meeting, and of similar gatherings in the past, had been chiefly due. This vote was carried by acclamation, and the proceedings then came to an end.
Urban District Councillors. RULES FOR ELECTION. The Manchester Guardian (October 3rd, 1894):- The order of the Local Government Board prescribing the rules for the electing of urban district councillors—the last of an interesting series of orders—was issued yesterday. It is entitled the Urban District Councillors' Election Order, 1894, and it follows very closely the lines of previous orders as to the mode of electing parish and rural district councillors. But it differs from these in several important matters. It bears date the 29th September, and is signed by the President and two Secretaries of the Board, and is addressed to all provincial County Councils and to every urban sanitary authority which is not a borough. By the operation of the Local Govern- ment Act, 1894, all local boards formed under the Public Health Acts, and all boards of improve- ment commissioners formed under local Acts-all of which are urban sanitary authorities-are to be superseded by urban district councils composed of councillors chosen from among the parochial electors and elected by ballot. Of such bodies there are about 700, and the number of members on each board varies from five to fifteen, so that there are, roughly speaking, about 8000 persons to be elected as urban district councillors. Unlike the I ural district council, which is an entirely neW body, created for the first time by the new Act and having a special constitution and powers, the urban district council is merely a remodelling the local board, whose functions remain precisely as before, but whose members, instead of being elected on a property qualification by owners and ratepayers, are now to be elected by ballot, with no qualification other than that of being a registered elector or residing in the district. The returning officer is to be the clerk to the urban sanitary authority, or, in case of illness ot inability to act or of a newly formed district, some person appointed by the County Council. The day of election is to be Monday, the 17th December, or such other day not earlier tha" Saturday, the 15th, or not later than Wednesday) the 19th, as may for special reasons be fixed by the County Council, provided that the day o. election of urban district councillors and guardlan is to be the same. Not later than the 1St December, the returning officer is to give public notice of the election. Each candidate is to be nominated in writing, and the nomination paper, m addition to other particulars, must state whethe^ the person nominated is qualified as a parochia elector, or by having during the whole of the twelve months preceding the election resided "j the district. It must be signed by two parochia electors of the district, or, if the district is divide^ into wards, of the ward, as proposer and seconded and no more. Each nomination paper is to contain the name of one candidate only, and a parochial elector may not sign more tioiniiiatioll P" pers than there are councillors to be elected,or a nomination paper for the district or for any war" unless lie is registered as a parochial elector I respect of a qualification therein. The returning officer is to supply nomination papers to tile electors free of charge. Not later than two o'clock on the 5th December all nomination papers are to be sent to the r*311"^ ing officer, who is as soon as practicable to deci1 as to their having been properly filled up al\ signed, and whether they are or are not vah His decision that a paper has been properly up and is not invalid, is to be final. If he decides a paper to be invalid he is to put a note to that effect on it and sign the same, and send notice ° his decision to the candidate. He is, not late than the 7th December, to issue a statement as -011 the persons nominated. If the number of perso: nominated does not exceed the number to d elected, such persons are to be declared electe" and there is to be 110 poll. But if the number in excess of that required, there will be a P? I which is to be by ballot, and to be held such hours as the County Council may fix> s$ however, that the poll shall always be between six and eight o'clock in the evening) ,a')S that the hours for the poll in elections of (ruardlallt and urban councillors are the same. If an ur district or any ward or wards thereof COlncl the with a parish or any ward of a parish tor t election of guardians, or if the district, though divided into wards, or if divided any one fO( includes the whole of such a parish, the polls 1 11' the election of district councillors and £ uar7f;rer are to be taken together, and the returning 0*7 for the urban district is to act as the deputy °Lce( clerk to the guardians, who is the returning0'*1 .s in the election of guardians. Polling districts to be formed subject to certain prescribed c°1} tions, and where there are such polling each parochial elector is to give his vote his property is situated, and if it is in more to one district he may vote in one only. r|aVs Notice of the poll is to be given five deaf ,'jg before the day fixed for holding the same, a'1 to specify the days and hours for the P°l c>f number of councillors to be elected, the name ( js the candidates, and the places where the P°. ,r to be held. Where the elections are held to £ c with those of guardians there may be on'^ notice for both. The poll is to be cotl according to the rules prescribed by the K* »\ Act, 1872, and the provisions of the Corporations (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) 1 1884, and such of the provisions of the Corporations Act, 1882, as relate to the a.ccep'- ^l of office, resignation, re-eligibility, and cA vacancies are, with certain modifications, ap)l'JCs to these elections. When urban district counce 0(\ have been elected, they will come into ° the 31st December in the present year. y jf councillor elected is required, under a PenaftW° £ 20, to sign a declaration before the clerk ° members of the council accepting the office- s Printed and Published by R. E. Jones & their Printing Works, 3, Rose Hill Street, and Published at the Central Library, CalJ
THE WELSH WESLEYAN BAZAAR. Under the auspices of the Conway and Llan- dudno United Welsh Wesleyan Circuits, a grand two-days bazaar was opened, on Wednesday afternoon, October ioth, in the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, the object of the bazaar being the raising of the sum of i., 1000 (or as near thereto as might be) for the purposes of erecting a new ministerial residence at Colwyn Bay, and of clearing off the debt on the minister's house at Llandudno. At half-past two the proceedings commenced with the singing of an hymn, and, after prayer, by the Rev T. C. Roberts (Llan- ddulas), the Rev Owen Evans (Conway) briefly introduced Miss Parry (of Glasfryn, Conway) who formally declared the bazaar open. A hearty vote of thanks to Miss Parry, was then passed, on the motion of the Rev Owen Evans, seconded by the Rev Robert Lewis (Llandudno), and with this the opening proceedings concluded. Selling then commenced at the various stalls, and was continued with vigour throughout the afternoon and evening. Together with the Rev John Kelly, and Mr J. E. Jones, both of Colwyn Bay, the last-named being Chairman of the Bazaar Com- mittee, the three reverend gentlemen named as taking part in the opening, all were very energetic in lending assistance wherever required, and did more than their fair share of the work of encour- aging those present to invest in the handsome selection of goods on sale. Business was trans- acted at the various stalls by the undermentioned, who proved themselves skilful as vendors Conway and Preswylfa Stall,- Mrs Edward Jones, Union Mrs Hugh Hughes, Victoria Terrace Mrs T. W. Hughes, Hyfrydle Mrs David Morris, Vrondeg Mrs Owen Evans. Gwynfryn Mrs Thomas, Morfa Gardens Mrs Jones, Bryn Corach; Mrs Edward Jones, Cadwern; Mrs Edwards, Shore Cottage Mrs Jones, Ogwen Terrace Mrs Hughes, Tygwyrdd Mrs Jones, Stretford House Mrs Jones, Idris House Mrs Jones, Waterloo House Mrs Griffiths. Liverpool House; Mrs Hughes, Minafon Mrs Hughes, Rosemary Cottage Mrs Evans, Rose Place; Mrs Roberts, River View; Mrs Davies, Oak View; Mrs Williams, Broad Street Mrs Meredith, Bryn Teg; Mrs Williams, Bryn Awel; Mrs Thomas. Shop; Miss M. E. Roberts, Lodge Miss Barnet, Morfa Miss J. E. Jones, High Street; Miss S. Evans, Chapel Street; Miss Williams, Manchester House and Miss Williams, Central Buildings. Cohvyn and Carmel Slall,-Miss Williams, Compton House Miss L. A. Hoskins, Clwydian House; Miss Roberts, Mona House; Miss Williams, Plas Gwilym Mrs Davies, Tai'r Bont Mrs Williams, Compton House Mrs Edwards, Church Walks; Mrs Jones, Chapel House, Carmel; Mrs Hughes, Vron Terrace Mrs Roberts, Vron Terrace; Mrs Roberts, 10, Church Walks Mrs Jones, Pleasant View Mrs Powell, Warden Cottage Mrs Rowlands, Penyffordd; Mrs Jones, Preswylfa Mrs Williams, Rock Terrace Miss Jones, Epworth House Miss Evans, Mohrcrott; Miss Bartley, Sheffield House Miss Hughes, Tudno House Miss Williams, Mount Pleasant Miss Hoskins, Clwydian House Miss Jones, Liverpool House; Miss Williams, Glanydon Miss Hughes, Bronydon Miss Jones, Chester House; Miss Jones, Lodge; Miss Jones, Hill Side; and Miss Jones, Pleasant View. The Llandudno Circuit Stalls, Mrs Pierce Jones, Glenan Cottage, Madoc Street Miss Davies, Matlock House, Mostyn; Street; Miss L. L. Bartley, Compton House; Miss Evans, Evans's Hotel Mrs Rogers, Arundell House Mrs Evan Williams, Trevor House, Clifton Road Mrs Hugh Parry, Rose Cottage, Bethel; Mrs Davies, Yeovil House, Lloyd Street Mrs T. W. Griffith, Greenfield House, Mostyn Street Mrs Jones, 3, Chapel Street Mrs W. O. Williams, Victor House; Mrs Foulkes, Madoc Street; Mrs Richards, Hill View Villa Mrs Williams, Myrtle House Mrs Henry Williams, Arvonia Terrace Mrs Roberts, The Store, Moriah Mrs R. D. Owen, Gwynta, Trinity Square Mrs Williams, Castleton House; Mrs R. Lewis, Epworth Villa; Mrs W. A. Evans, Llys Arthur; Mrs Williams, Graig View, Moriah Miss Williams, Gronant House Miss Nellie Davies, Victor House Miss Ellen Owen, 5, South Parade Miss Williams, Hill View Villa Miss Jones, Boot Warehouse, Mostyn Street Miss Roberts, Prince of Wales Hotel Miss Gracie Hughes, Livingstone House Miss Jones, Osborne House Miss Davies, Bethel Miss Pritchard, 4. North Parade Miss Hughes, Victor House, Mostyn Street Miss Davies, Ftraid Villa, Caroline Street Miss Rawlin, IVfcdren Cottage Miss Lydia Davies, Galloway House, Mostyn Street Miss Evans, Epworth Villa Miss Davies, Tudno House Miss Lewis, Epworth Villa Miss Hughes, Bod Ellen Miss Parry, Apsley House and Miss Middleton, Arundell House. Cohvyn Bti i- and Bronynant Stalls,—Mrs Jones, Wood Hill; Mrs Roberts, Bryn Siriol; Mrs Davies, 12, Sea View Terrace; Mrs Griffiths, Board School Mrs Roberts, Boston House Mrs Williams, 2, Sea View Terrace Mrs Center, Caradoc Villa; Mrs Hughes, Gwynfa; Mrs Evans, Wern Tyno Mrs Jones, Station Road Mrs Jones, Gordon Villa; Mrs Evans, Clinton House; Mrs Jones, 3, Ivy Street Mrs Davies, i i, Sea View Terrace Mrs Owen, Garth Farm Mrs Ellis, 9, Ivy Street Miss Lloyd, Queen's Buildings; Miss M. E. Hughes, Brickfield Terrace; Miss Roberts, Glan Neivion Miss Evans, River- dale Miss Williams, Fair View Miss Jones, Elian House Miss Davies, i Sea View Cottage Miss Price, Glan Neivion Miss Williams, Dodd Cottage Miss Williams, Hafod Cottage Miss Morris, Graianllyn Farm; Miss Thomas, Mochdre; Miss Evans, Chapel House and Miss Hughes, 12, Sea View Terrace. Colwyn Bay Refreshment Stall,-Mrs Parry, Kersall Villa Miss Parry, Beach Holme Miss Jones, Stanley Temperance Mrs Roberts, Idris House, Colwyn Miss Jones, Station Road Miss Jones, Elian House; and Miss Williams, Whitford, Holywell. In addition to the five stalls for selling goods and good things, there was a capital Museum of Curiosities under the charge of Messrs Robert Davies, 12, Sea View Terrace, Colwyn Bay; Jonathan Roberts, Temperance Hotel, Colwyn Bay; Thomas Jones, Tower House, Conway; Evan Evans, Bodgwilym, Llandudno Ellis Jones, Grocer, Colwyn; and J. H. Roberts, Mona House, Colwyn. Among the curiosities shown, were an interesting series of twenty-two oaken carvings by Mr T. Barlow (Mochdre Crossing), a model figure of Prince Llewelyn-ap-Gruffydd, a picture of Prince Llewelyn's residence in Conway, a Congo- lese war-hat, a plate used at the Battle of Waterloo, part of Dolgelley old jail window pictures of Conway Castle (one painted in China, from a small engraving supplied to a Chinese artist), Arabian spears, the wonderful Barbadian native-worked sea-shell boxes, and many other objects of interest. Special attention was directed to a very old Welsh spinning-wheel, which was efficiently operated by Mrs Jane Hughes, Plas Isa' Place, Conway. The door-keepers, who performed their arduous and uninteresting duties with uncommon efficiency, were Messrs E. D. Jones, Union, Conway; J. H. Jones, Stanley Buildings, Conway Enoch Jones, Gordon Villa, Colwyn Bay R. Lloyd Jones, Chapel House, Bronynant D. Evans, Conway; and Allen Jones, Roumania House, Colwyn Bay. Throughout the afternoon and evening, were given a series of entertainments excellently arranged for by Messrs J. R. Furness (Curator R.C.A.) and T. W. Hughes, Hyfrydle, Conway, were carried out under the supervision of Messrs Furness and Hughes, the accompanist being Miss D. N. Lewis, Llandudno. The programme was as follows :—3.30 p.m., solo, Miss Maggie Jones, Llandudno; 4.30 p.m., violin solo, "Hebrew Melody," Miss G. A. Lewis 6.30 p.m., pianoforte solo, "Sonata" (Beethoven), Miss D. N. Lewis; 6.45 p.m., solo, Mr James Hughes (from the Manchester Concerts); 7 p.m., limelight entertain- ment, including the beautiful piece "Rock of Ages," musically illustrated by Miss Jones 7.30 p.m., variety entertainment; 8 p.m., solo, Miss Maggie Jones 8 p.m., solo, Mr James Hughes; 8.15 p.m., limelight entertainment, musically illustrated. So great was the energy, taste, and ability with which the bazaar was organised and carried out, that it was announced that the receipts (down to the close of the first day) approximated closely to ^200, a capital testimony to the businesslike qualities of the many helpers. It was also announced that it was estimated that the following day a further £ 100 would find its way into the custody of the Treasurer (Mr T. Roberts, The Cate, Colwyn Bay). COLWYN BAY AND COLWYN LOCAL BOARD. At the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board's monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 9th, the Chairman (Rev W. Venables-Williams) pre- sided, and there were also present Messrs John Porter, Thomas Parry, Charles Frost, William Earp, Owen Williams, William Jones, James Wood, A. O. Walker, and George Bevan, and Messrs Amphlett (Deputy-Clerk), William Jones (Surveyor), and Benjamin Powell (Rate-Collector). THE FIRE-BRIGADE CAPTAINCY. The Surveyor reported that the fire-engine had been removed, and, in answer to Mr Bevan, said that the fire-brigade had not been exercised since May, because there had been no captain appointed, and he had been very much occupied on Saturdays on the Board's business, and so had not been able to exercise the brigade in the interval prior to the Board's appointment of a captain. The Board decided to ask for applications for the captaincy. WATER RATES. The Collector reported that the water-rates were well collected. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor's report was referred to the Sanitary Committee. THE WATER SUPPLY. The Chairman, in reply to Mr William Jones, said that the Cowlyd Board's meeting last week it transpired that on the Monday the Cowlyd Water would be turned on to Colwyn Bay, for flushing the pipes, and that in about a week from that, the full power would be put on. Mr W. Jones: I am glad it will be on before Christmas. The Surveyor said that owing to the very dry weather, it was impossible to supply Colwyn by means of the pump, and the Llandudno supply having been cut off, they had to lay a temporary three inch pipe. That would cost about £ 17. At present Colwyn Bay had sufficient supply from Llandudno. The Board decided to telegraph to Conway when the water would be supplied, and, upon an answer being received that the nine-inch pipe would be ready on Friday, the Surveyor was instructed to interview the Cowlyd Board's Surveyor as soon as possible. THE ENTRANCE TO THE STATION. On the Chairman's motion after Mr Thomas Parry had asked for the reading of the September meeting's original resolution as regarded writing to Railway Company about the entrance to the station, the Board unanimously resolved that the Clerk be requested to write again intimating that the Board's letter of the 12th September, had not been replied to. THE ROADS BEFORE CHAPELS. It was reported that the authorities of the English Congregational, Welsh Wesleyan, and Welsh Baptist Churches at Colwyn Bay, had separately applied for exemption from the quota for road- improvements opposite these Churches, and, with reference to the first-mentioned, it was explained that under the Church there was a Lecture-Hall occasionally let tor lectures, etc., and now agreed to be assessable to the rates, on an agreed amount of £$per annum. The quota, in this instance, would be about L 10. Mr James Wood said that he thought that if the Board exempted the Lecture-Hall from payment of this quota, the Public Hall should also be exempted. In the course of a discussion which ensued, section 151 of the Public Health Act, 1875, was read as follows"The incumbent or minister of any Church, Chapel, or place appropriated to pub- lic worship, which is now by law exempt from rates for the relief of the poor, (a) shall not be lia- ble to any expenses under the last preceding section, as the owner or occupier of such church chapel or place or of any churchyard or burial ground attached thereto, nor shall any such expenses be deemed to be a charge on such church, chapel or other place or on such churchyard or bunal ground, or to subject the same to distress execution or other legal process. And the urban authority may, if they think fit, undertake any works from the expenses of which any such incum- bent or minister is hereby exempted." Eventually, on the motion of Mr Thomas Parry, seconded by Mr Bevan, the Board resolved that all Churches Chapels and places "appropriated for public worship," be exempt from any charge for setting in order and repairing the roads. TOWN LAMPS. The Road and Promenade Committee recom- mended sundry new public lamps to be erected, and others to be moved, in Colwyn Bay and Colwyn, and the Surveyor estimated the expend- iture at between ^50 and £51. This was stated to be some £6 in excess of the sum provided in the Board's annual estimate. The recommendation was confirmed. ROAD MACADAM. The Board confirmed the Road and Promenade Committee's recommendations" that the Board get one-inch macadam from Messrs Brundritt and It inch macadam from Messrs Darbishire, the amount of both sorts not to exceed 350-tons." THE PROPOSED PROMENADE. The Board having referred back to Mr Porter and a colleague, for consideration and report, the agreement between the Railway Company and the Board as regarded the proposed Promenade, Mr Porter now said that the cost of making the Promenade would be £.140, to be repaid in 30 years, and the annual cost of maintaining the Promenade would be ^20. Those were the terms proposed by the Railway Company, but Mr Porter considered that it would be better for the Board to do the work themselves, and pav an annual rental of £ 1 to the Railway Company for the land. He proposed that the Clerk write to the Railway Company, and ask whether by paying £ 1 a year the Board could fence off only one portion now, the other portions to be fenced when convenient to the Board. The motion was carried. STEPS ON RHOS PROMENADE. On the Road and Promenade Committee's recommendation, Miss Wilson was given per- mission to put up wooden steps on Rhos Promen- ade, subject to the work being done to the Surveyor's satisfaction. ROAD REPAIRING. The Board confirmed the Road and Promenade Committee's unanimous recommendation "that the agreement be returned to the County Council with a request that the Zgo for road repairing be amended to i., 13°, that being the amount ex- pended." TWLK, COLWYN. The Board approved the Road and Promenade Committee's decision for the Surveyor to take proceedings to have an obstruction at Twlk, Colwvn, removed at once. It was reported at the Finance Committee's meeting on October 4th, by the Surveyor's cash account it appeared that the Surveyor had ex- pended the following- sums durine- the last month:- Sewerage, £ 6 14s 2d; Water Supply Account, £[2 19S i id; Scavenging, ^13 16s 5d; Lighting, £ 6 os 4d; Promenade, £2 os 2d; Fire Brigade, £ o 105 od; Main Roads, £ 11 12s 6d; Other Roads, £ /\€> 2s 8d; Total, CSc) 16s 2d. THE COLLECTOR'S CASH. The Finance Committee reported that by the Collector's Book it appeared that he had collected during the past month as follows:—General Dis- trict Rate, £799 7s od; Water Rate, £26 8s od; Extras, "22 13s 4d; Meter Accounts, £06s od; Fi om ottiersources, j £ 812s iod Total, ^857 7s 2d. THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS. To the Finance Committee the following finan- cial statistics were reported :-Treasurer's Re- ceipts, £789 7s 8d; Treasurer's Balance, £[,755 18s iod; Payments, £914 7s iod. BACK BAY VIEW ROAD. Mr Vaughan, Colwyn, had attended the Finance Committee's meeting, for the purpose of asking them to abate the claim made upon him for the making up of the above road, as he had made up his portion previously, but the Committee had referred it to the full Board. It was now decided that the Board could not accede to the request. COLLECTION OF RATES. The Board approved two resolutions passed by the Finance Coinmittee:i, That the Collector himself take out summonses for Rates befor the « Magistrates' Court in ordinary cases, and in diffi- cult cases, the Clerk to take proceedings in the County Court as solicitor"; 2,That a Final Notice to pay be sent out to all persons in arrear with their rates who had not already received notice and that it be an instruction to the Collector to summon all persons who have not paid any part of the current rates forthwith." A NEW TREASURER APPOINTED. The Board adopted the following resolution passed by the Finance Committee:—"That Mr Owen Rowlands, the present Manager of the National Provincial Bank at Conway and Colwyn Bay, be appointed Treasurer of the Board instead of Mr Hugh Owen, who is leaving Conway for Bala, resigned." THE GROES BRIDGE. The Chairman, referring to a notice of motion Mr William Jones had given as regarded erecting a temporary bridge, said that a resolution was passed at a previous meeting, that no temporary bridge be erected, and so, if Mr W. Jones wanted to bring forward his motion, he would have to give notice of a proposition for rescinding the previous resolution. Mr Bevan then said that a Committee went to inspect the Bridge on Monday, and the contractor then told them that, as he was getting a steam- crane, there would be no room for a temporary bridge anywhere near the site of the old bridge. The Chairman That means that it is altogether impracticable to erect a temporary Bridge. It was reported that the County Surveyor had also said that he would not on any account let the contract be tampered-with. TECHNICAL EDUCATION. The Chairman read a letter received from the Clerk to the Denbighshire County Council, offer- ing the sum of .£35 towards providing technical education in their district.—A letter was also read from Mr Bremner (Hon. Secretary of a local Committee appointed at a meeting the previous evening) stating that no Classes were held last season, but that they were proposing to secure the services of a qualified teacher during the present season, to teach drawing, building, con- struction, etc. The Board accepted the offer. THE BOARD'S FUTURE MEETINGS. It was decided, on the motion of the Chairman, that the Board and its Committees should con- tinue in office until the Parish Councils Act came into operation. SUNDRY REMARKS BY "THE SUNDAY CHRONICLE." We reprodLIce-withozelcommenl-some opinions expressed by The Sunday Chronicle dated Sunday, October 7, 1894 Rhyl is in a quandary. It wanted the Prince of Wales to open its new marine lake and give his name to it. The Prince is not in a giving inood, however, for his Secretary writes that "he is unable to have the pleasure of giving his name or anything else to the lake. And now the difficulty is to find a title for the duck-pond. The Prince of Wales Royal Marine Lake" appears to find favour, and the circumstance does not encourage one to think highly of the local taste. If a name like that ever fell into the water the splash would wash away the town. Still it is awkward sometimes to find a really good title. Suppose the Rhyl people choose two or three and toss up for them. And yet, I fear that would go against the Welsh Conscience. How amazingly sensitive that inconvenient article may become in Wales is shown by the letter of A Visitor" in a Colwyn Bay paper. The poor creature says he is "extremely grieved to find the Public Hall there dedicated to Shakespeare." As he believes the Welsh to be "a religious people," he finds it difficult to understand "why the name and likeness of a play-writer should be allowed to occupy such a position." He complains that a lot of African converts who are praying in that hall for the conversion of their countrymen "have before their eyes the likeness and the name of a man whose works every enlightened Christian would deem it his duty to put as far away from them as possible." Finally, he makes this amazing appeal :— In the name of Jesus, the Great Saviour of mankind, let me earnestly entreat that the name and likeness of Shakespeare be at once blotted out from the Public Hall, and so perhaps many souls may be saved from everlasting ruin. If there are in Colwyn Bay any souls except "A Visitor's," so contemptibly small that they cannot be saved from everlasting ruin unless Shakespeare is blotted out to suit them, I am afraid their chance of eternal salvation is as remote as Jupiter. Isn't it shocking that in this age a man should be found capable of writing such wretched drivel, and a paper of printing it? TATTLE FROM "TRUTH." A Colwyn Bay paper prints a letter from some individual who is extremely grieved to think that the likeness and name of Shakespeare are exhibited over the platform in the Colwyn Bay Public Hall. In the opinion of this writer Shakes- peare is "a man whose works every enlightened Christian would deem it his duty to put away as far as possible;" and "in the name of Jesus" he entreats that these things shall be blotted out from the Public Hall, "and so, perhaps, many souls may be saved from everlasting ruin." In forward- It ing me a copy of this extraordinary effusion, an inhabitant of Colwyn Bay represents it as a sample of the pitiably narrow-minded and intoler- ant views which prevail in the place, and largely govern its local life. But it seems to me that the letter must have been written to bring ridicule upon the fanatics. It surely could not be the serious production of the maddest of them. THE CONGO INSTITUTE BAZAAR. TO THE EDITOR OF The Weekly News. DEAR SIR,-L enclose you a balance-sheet of the bazaar which was so kindly got up by a Committee of a few ladies in Colwyn Bay and a few others in aid of our Institution. I am sure you will agree with me that it was a great success when we consider that they were only about ten weeks preparing for it. They have still in hand about £ 80 worth of goods. Please allow me in these few lines, on behalf of the Committee of the Institute, to tender to these kind ladies and all others who have assisted in making the bazaar a success, my most sincere thanks. I also feel most grateful to the inhabitants of Colwyn Bay for their sympathy expressed with our work at this bazaar, which is in accordance with their usual kindness, always shown to me and my work since I am in Colwyn Bay. "A friend in need is a friend indeed." And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little one a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you he shall in no wise lose his rewards. "-Yours very faith- fully, W. HUGHES. [From the balance-sheet, which bears the endorsement I examined the above account, and found it correct, L. Williams, Colwyn Bay," we observe that the receipts total .£ I 36 9" td 2 and that the expenditure (duly itemised) is very small, amounting to only a few shillings over £20. The balance is L116 7s 9d, which is a very meritoriously high proportion of the gross receipts. —ED. W. N.]